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  • Ukraine crisis: Crimea leader appeals to Putin for help

    03/01/2014 6:45:23 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | March 1, 2014
    The unofficial pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine's autonomous Crimea region has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help to ensure peace. A Kremlin source said it would "not leave unnoticed" the request from Sergiy Aksyonov. Reports speak of a clash overnight in Crimea's capital and an attempt to seize a Ukrainian missile base. Ukraine's interim Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, accused Russia of seeking to provoke an escalation. He was speaking at the first meeting of his cabinet, installed after the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych. New Defence Minister Ihor Tenyukh accused Russia of "recently" deploying 6,000 extra soldiers to Ukraine. US...
  • Ukraine Finds Its Forces Are Ill Equipped to Take Crimea Back From Russia

    03/01/2014 6:35:18 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    NYT ^ | March 1, 2014 | By STEVEN ERLANGER and ANDREW E. KRAMER
    KIEV, Ukraine — The new government of Ukraine called an emergency session of its national security council on Saturday in the face of the Russian military’s seizure of Crimea, but the leaders are facing a grim reality: Their armed forces are ill equipped to try to reconquer the region militarily. Crimea has always been a vital base for the Soviet and then Russian Navy, serving as the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet, which has controlled the waters off southern Russia since 1783. After a period of tension following Ukraine’s independence when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Russia got...
  • Doughnut shop in YMCA won't sell doughnuts

    03/01/2014 6:34:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 27, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    A doughnut shop chain won't be selling doughnuts at a new Massachusetts location. Quincy's licensing board this week approved a plan for Honey Dew Donuts to open a shop inside the city's new $30 million YMCA. Sara Trubiano, YMCA spokeswoman tells The Patriot Ledger that the elimination of the sweet treat fit with the the Y's focus on physical fitness. “It’s definitely tailored to the healthy lifestyle the Y supports,” she said.
  • St. Louis to DC, Philly: Major Travel-Disrupting Snow Looms

    03/01/2014 6:28:58 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | March 01, 2014 | Alex Sosnowski
    A storm crossing the country will create travel nightmares for millions from the Plains to the mid-Atlantic through Monday. Snow will expand from the northern Rockies and central Plains to portions of the Midwest this weekend, reaching the Northeast and mid-Atlantic on Sunday through Monday. Snowfall from the cross-country storm will exceed 1,500 miles on its journey. Along that journey, more than 6 inches of snow will occur ... The heaviest snow is projected to be along the I-70 corridor from eastern Kansas to Pennsylvania on Sunday. Accumulating snow will also drop southward to the Texas Panhandle and northern Oklahoma....
  • 'Non-Stop' Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low

    03/01/2014 6:25:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    **SPOILER ALERT** Most of the suspense and therefore enjoyment of Liam Neeson's new action thriller "Non Stop" comes from trying to figure out who the villain is and why this person is doing what he or she is doing. If you read the rest of this article, it will spoil the entire movie for you. Period. You have been warned.
  • Pistol Defense Against Moose Attack

    03/01/2014 6:25:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 70 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this dramatic video, a snowmobiler is traveling along a remote snowmobile trail.   A moose is blocking the trail, and the snowmobiler does everything they can to defuse the situation without bloodshed.  They make considerable noise to warn the moose that they are there.  Snowmobiles do not have a reverse, and the track is narrow and hemmed in by thick woods.  To get off the snowmobile would make the snowmobiler much more vulnerable.   In the deep, fluffy snow, he and or his machine are likely to bog down.   Unknown to the viewer, a companion snowmobiler is coming up...
  • The Senate 7: The Races That Will Determine 2014 Control

    03/01/2014 6:21:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 17 replies
    USNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Lauren Fox, David Catanese
    The familiar Washington narrative on the scrum for the U.S. Senate has been rinsed, recycled and delivered once again: Republicans are primed to pick up the six seats necessary to capture control of the upper chamber. The midterm atmosphere sure looks ripe, the polling appears favorable but, as it did in 2010 and 2012, the most competitive batch of races will likely come down to candidate quality. It’s the key component that stifled GOP chances before, and could very well again. .... .... A closer look at the most competitive contests demonstrates why a Senate majority in 2014 is again...
  • NSDC announced a general mobilization in Ukraine - Parubiy (translated)

    03/01/2014 6:12:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Zakarpattya ^ | 3-21-4 | Zakarpattya
    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy on your page in the social network Facebook wrote that according to the decision of the National Security Council military mobilization happening across Ukraine. "Just rang my assistants voyenkomatu with orders to arrive at 8:00 am as planned mobilization. According to the decision of the National Security Council mobilization happening across the country, "- wrote Parubiy. Recall, March 1, Federation Council supported the appeal Russian President Vladimir Putin and agreed to the introduction of the Russian Armed Forces in the Crimea. Acting President of Ukraine Turchynov said that...
  • Smidgen of Corruption in Christine O'Donnell IRS Case

    03/01/2014 6:09:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Gayle Trotter
    Citizens who flout the Internal Revenue Service face the prospect of jail, but when the IRS flouts the law, it’s business as usual. The case of Christine O’Donnell, former Delaware candidate for U.S. senator, highlights the continuing abuses by the sprawling agency charged with collecting our taxes. Before running, O’Donnell had heard that if she chose to run in 2010 for the U.S. Senate against former Delaware governor Mike Castle, the IRS and others would “F— with her head,” in the words of a top Delaware political insider. In short order, someone accessed O’Donnell’s tax return information containing private financial...
  • Stopping Obamacare's Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

    03/01/2014 6:02:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Chad Mathis
    I’m a physician and a small businessman. But most importantly I'm a parent. Every single day, I see the importance of life. My children are the reason I’m running for Congress in Alabama’s sixth district. They don’t deserve to inherit a nation worse off than the one in which I grew up because of the wasteful spending and the Obama administration’s disregard for the values that made America great. I’m appalled at the assault on life perpetuated by the Left and their failed policies of the last five years. President Obama’s ‘Lie of the Year,’ that Americans could keep their...
  • CommieCore Math

    03/01/2014 6:02:12 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 137 replies
  • Russian troops take over Ukraine's Crimea region

    03/01/2014 6:00:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    YahooNews ^ | March 01, 2014 | TIM SULLIVAN and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    RussianTroops Take Over Ukraine's Crimea Region TIM SULLIVAN and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its forces, Western governments had few options to counter Russia's military moves. Ignoring President Barack Obama's warning Friday that "there will be costs" if Russia intervenes militarily, Putin sharply raised the stakes in the conflict over Ukraine's future evoking memories of Cold War brinkmanship.
  • I'm Bored. So here is a picture of Mr. Bacon Head

    03/01/2014 5:55:33 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 58 replies
    FReeRepublic ^ | 2/1/2014 | The 2nd most famous FReeper
    It's not just for breakfast
  • Did CIA's Mike Morell Lie About Benghazi For Obama?

    03/01/2014 5:51:29 PM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: Former CIA acting Director Mike Morell might be recalled for testimony to determine if he misled Congress and doctored the White House response to a terrorist attack to ensure President Obama's re-election. The administration's tangled web of Benghazi lies might be unraveling some more. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., has told Fox News that Morell, a former deputy director and twice acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will likely be recalled to testify. The recall comes after new charges surfaced that Morell misled Congress about what he knew regarding the 2012 Benghazi attack and when he...
  • Ohio firm hoping to sell police on eyes-in-the-sky technology

    03/01/2014 5:48:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Yakima Herald ^ | March 1, 2014 | Craig Timberg, The Washington Post
    DAYTON, Ohio — Shooter and victim were just a pair of pixels, dark specks on a gray streetscape. Hair color, bullet wounds, even the weapon were not visible in the series of pictures taken from an airplane flying two miles above. But what the images revealed — to a degree impossible just a few years ago — was location, mapped over time. Second by second, they showed a gang assembling, blocking off access points, sending the shooter to meet his target and taking flight after the body hit the pavement. When the report reached police, it included a picture of...
  • The Intrusive Nanny

    03/01/2014 5:48:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Charles Payne
    By now you know the Food and Drug Administration, in conjunction with effort by First Lady Michelle Obama, proposed new food labeling. The proposed labels would shift the focus from fats to calories, and honest serving sizes. The thinking is new labels would prompt shame and embarrassment on to food companies forcing them to create healthier products. I appreciate Michelle Obama's efforts to get children to exercise more, but this scheme dovetails into the truer agenda of removing responsibility from the person to the evil corporation. A representative from the FDA said "No food company wants to look bad," so...
  • CNN claims Putin is Bullying Obama

    03/01/2014 5:46:04 PM PST · by kcvl · 146 replies
  • Half a million people in the air at any one time ( Where is the warming?)

    03/01/2014 5:44:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | February 27th, 2014 | Joanne
    Marvel at the science and engineering that keeps these planes flying, and remarkably safely:Planes in the sky with half a million people in the air at any one time | Guardian & Flightstats How many flights are in the air at once? NOAA estimates that 5,000 planes are in the sky over the United States. On any given day, more than 87,000 flights travel through US airspace… globally estimates seem to be that there are around 8,000 – 13,000 though I didn’t happen to find an authoritative source.This youtube shows the dots in motion:  This youtube works  better in a...
  • Will the Supreme Court Permit EPA Fraud?

    03/01/2014 5:38:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency. The case will determine how far EPA can extend its regulatory overreach, to control “climate changing” carbon dioxide from power plants and other facilities – by ignoring the Constitution’s “separation of powers” provisions, rewriting clear language in the Clean Air Act, and disregarding laws that require the agency to consider both the costs and benefits of its regulations and what it is regulating. Put more bluntly, the Court will decide whether EPA may deceive and defraud the American people, by implementing regulations that...
  • 'Non-Stop' Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low

    03/01/2014 5:37:40 PM PST · by This Just In · 29 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 1, 2014 | John Nolte
    **SPOILER ALERT** Most of the suspense and therefore enjoyment of Liam Neeson's new action thriller "Non Stop" comes from trying to figure out who the villain is and why this person is doing what he or she is doing. If you read the rest of this article, it will spoil the entire movie for you. Period. You have been warned.
  • Ukraine Live: Prime Minister of Ukraine Says Russian Military Intervention Would Lead To War

    03/01/2014 5:33:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 01, 2014 | Steve Wilson, Peter Foster and Katie Grant
    Ukraine Live: Prime Minister of Ukraine Says Russian Military Intervention Would Lead To War Arseny Yatsenyuk, prime minister of Ukraine, says any military intervention by Russia would lead to war and end all relations with Moscow. Oleksander Turchynov, the acting president of Ukraine, has put his troops on alert. All the latest news from Ukraine here By Steve Wilson, Peter Foster and Katie Grant1 02 Mar 2014 • "Military intervention would be the beginning of war and the end of any relations between Ukraine and Russia," says Ukraine PM
  • Obama vs Putin in Pics

    03/01/2014 5:31:19 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 70 replies
    I have been loving the photoshopped pics of Obama and Putin side by side. I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread where we could collect the best ones.
  • Congress pushes for Russia sanctions, Ukrainian aid

    03/01/2014 5:25:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    USA Today | March 1, 2014
    Led by Manchurian candidate and old warhorse himself Senator John McCain, of course. Calls for immediate actions against Russia (even though admitting Obama, not unlike himself, is incompetent, incapable, impotent and incontinent). http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/03/01/congress-response-to-ukraine-crisis/5926691/
  • Russia Moves to Deploy Troops in Ukraine - Obama Urges Putin to De-escalate Tensions

    03/01/2014 5:15:30 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 1, 2014 | By ALAN CULLISON in Sevastopol, PAUL SONNE in Simferopol and GREGORY L. WHITE in Moscow
    The American and Russian presidents spoke on the phone for 90 minutes on Saturday after Russia's parliament voted unanimously to deploy troops in Ukraine, defying warnings from Western leaders not to intervene. In his conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin , U.S. President Barack Obama expressed "his deep concern over Russia's clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity." Mr. Obama urged Russia to de-escalate tensions by withdrawing its forces back to bases in Crimea and to refrain from any interference elsewhere in Ukraine. Saturday's developments come as Russian troops and their local allies have already largely taken control of...
  • MarkBsnr has passed

    03/01/2014 5:11:20 PM PST · by Mad Dawg · 128 replies
    personal communication | 3/1/14 | Vanity
    With a heavy heart I report that MarkBsnr has gone to his reward. He was learned, intelligent, devout, and a good friend. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for all who mourn at his passing.
  • Ukraine’s Ultranationalists Show Surprising Strength at Polls (Nov 8, 2012)

    03/01/2014 5:10:40 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/8/12 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    The last time Oleg Tyagnibok was a member of Ukraine’s Parliament, his colleagues kicked him out over a fiery speech in which he described how Ukrainians, during World War II, bravely fought Muscovites, Germans, Jews “and other scum,” and then used slurs to refer to the “Jewish-Russian mafia, which rules in Ukraine.” Eight years later, Mr. Tyagnibok is preparing to return to Parliament, not as a lone member of a broader coalition, as he was when he was ejected, but as the leader of Svoboda, the ultranationalist, right-wing party that will control 38 of 450 seats, or about 8.5 percent...
  • Back to the '30s: The Great American Retreat

    03/01/2014 5:08:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    It happens after every war. America disarms. And so invites the next attack, and next war. The same haphazard pattern is emerging now -- even before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over, much as this administration pretends they are in order to cut the defense budget. On both those fronts, the enemy is rushing to fill the vacuum left by the American withdrawal. This country's retreat has allowed al-Qaida, its branches and assorted allies and successors, whether the Taliban in Afghanistan or freelance terrorists in Iraq, to advance. At this rate, it may be only a matter of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ U-571 ~ 02 March 2014

    03/01/2014 5:00:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          U-571 U-571 is truly an "on the edge of your seat" film about a US Navy crew trying to sail a Nazi U-Boat to England in 1942 (won't explain how that happens, see the movie). In one scene, the boat is attacked by depth charges from a German destroyer. The crew turns to the young skipper for guidance and asks what they should do to save the boat and their lives. He says he doesn't know. Somehow they survive this attack. The wise, crusty Chief then has a fatherly chat with the skipper in a quiet...
  • Ukraine Puts Military on Full Alert After Russian Intervention Threat

    03/01/2014 4:59:37 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Ukraine Puts Military on Full Alert After Russian Intervention Threat But Kiev's New Politicians Don't Offer Immediate Countermoves to Moscow By Margaret Coker And Alexander Kolyandr Updated March 1, 2014 6:33 p.m. ET KIEV—Ukraine ordered its military to full combat alert after Russia's threat of military intervention in the country, but Kiev's new politicians didn't offer immediate countermoves to Moscow, amid reluctance by its Western supporters to stand with it militarily. Ukraine's Security Council huddled throughout Saturday evening, while civil unrest spread during the day through eastern Ukraine and as Russian troops cut the strategic Crimean Black Sea peninsula from...
  • Statement regarding Attorney General request to intervene in Peruta case – Chuck Michel

    03/01/2014 4:47:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    calgunlaws.com ^ | 28 February, 2014 | Chuck Michel
    The Attorney General’s office was repeatedly invited to participate in this case both by Sheriff Gore’s attorney, and by the plaintiffs. The Attorney General declined to participate in the case, just as she has refused to get involved in similar cases challenging policies in other cities and counties that refused to accept self-defense as justification to get a license to carry a firearm in public to defend yourself and your family. In fact, when the Attorney General’s office was named as a defendant in some of those cases, it has successfully moved to be dismissed from the cases because the...
  • The flagship of the NAVY of Ukraine "Hetman Sahaidachny" defected to the Russian (Translated)

    03/01/2014 4:43:36 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    Isvestia ^ | 3-1-2014 | Isvestia
    Member of the Committee on International Affairs, Igor Morozov, who currently is in Crimea, told Izvestia that the RUSSIAN armed forces are prepared to carry out any operations. He confirmed that today is the flagship of the Navy of Ukraine "Hetman Sahaidachny" moved to the side of Russia. -Ukraine has virtually no Navy. The flagship of the NAVY of Ukraine "Hetman Sahaidachny" today switched to our side. They hung out St. Andrew's flag. The flagship goes after the exercises from the Mediterranean into the black with a St. Andrew's flag. They complied, Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of Ukraine Victor...
  • Johns Hopkins doctors remove baby's brain tumor that contained teeth

    03/01/2014 4:36:44 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Andrea K. Walker
    Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital have removed a rare tumor that contained several fully grown teeth from a baby boy's brain. The tumor was found in the then-4-month-old from West Virginia in 2012 after a pediatrician noticed that his head was unusually large for his age. Doctors wrote about the findings in an article that appeared this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The discovery could someday help researchers trying to cure diseases or grow new organs, medical experts said. "It gives us more insight into the origins of the tumor," said Dr. Edward Ahn, a pediatric neurosurgeon...
  • Red-throated Diver bird kills off second phase of wind farm

    03/01/2014 4:35:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 2/19/14 | Pilita Clark
    The UK’s renewable energy plans have been set back after the companies building the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, London Array, ditched a second phase of the huge project, largely because of uncertainties about its impact on birds. **SNIP** Basking sharks and a rocky seabed helped kill off plans to build ScottishPower Renewables’ Argyll Array wind farm off the western coast of Scotland in December. That move came just weeks after RWE, a German power company, pulled the plug on its £4bn Atlantic Array offshore wind farm after saying the cost of overcoming technical challenges were “prohibitive” in the current...
  • Obamacare Will End Drug Advances and Europe's Free Ride [95% of new drugs are made for sale in U.S.]

    03/01/2014 4:31:40 PM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 1, 2012 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    Ninety five percent of the new drugs coming on the market are developed for sale in the United States. They are paid for by American consumers, while other countries, such as Canada, Germany and France, free ride at our expense. The United States is the last major country that allows the market to set prices high enough to compensate pharmaceutical companies for their R&D investments. Obama Care will increasingly control pharmaceutical prices as costs rise and federal and state funds fall short. Major pharmaceutical advances will stop, and the rest of the world will lose along with Americans. The “dinosaur”...
  • Politico Hack Who Ridiculed Palin in '08 Whines and Moans at Her Ukraine 'I Told You So' Moment

    03/01/2014 4:30:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 1, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin made what has turned out to be a prescient remark about the relevance of a U.S. president's resolve and its potential impact on Russia's posture with the old Soviet Union's satellite states. She observed: "After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next." Many in the press ridiculed that notion. Among them was Blake Hounshell, who was then blogging at Foreign Policy Magazine. Characterizing Palin's...
  • MILLER: NRA to score Senate vote on Obama’s nominee for surgeon general, Vivec Murthy

    03/01/2014 4:26:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2014 | Emily Miller
    The The National Rifle Association (NRA) has brought out the big guns to stop the U.S. Senate from confirming President Obama’s nominee for surgeon general. Late Friday, Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action released a letter he sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to notify them that his organization “strongly opposes” confirmation of Dr. Vivek Murthy. A spokesman for the NRA told me that the five-million member organization will score the Senate vote, meaning that it counts toward a member’s rating in campaigns. The NRA decision will undoubtedly...
  • Ukraine nationalist leader urges top terrorist Umarov 'to act against Russia'

    03/01/2014 4:26:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | 3/1/14 | Voice of Russia
    Ukraine nationalist leader calls on 'most wanted' terrorist Umarov 'to act against Russia'. A leader of the Ukrainian radical group Pravy Sektor (Right Sector), Dmitry Yarosh, has called on Russia’s most wanted terrorist Doku Umarov to act against Russia in an address posted on Right Sector’s page in VKontakte social network. Voice of Russia, gazeta.ru, vk.com
  • Saturday Summary March 1, 2014

    03/01/2014 4:24:04 PM PST · by Excellence · 12 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | March 1, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Enjoy the weather; it's the only weather you've got.
  • Putin points out to criminal actions of ultranationalists in Ukraine in conversation with Obama

    03/01/2014 4:21:43 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | 3/2/14 | Voice of Russia
    Putin points out to criminal actions of ultranationalists in Ukraine in conversation with Obama - Kremlin In a conversation with US President Barack Obama on the situation in Ukraine, Russia's President Vladimir Putin drew attention to the criminal actions of the ultranationalists, who were actually encouraged by the incumbent authorities in Kiev, according to the Kremlin. Here is the full statement from Putin’s office on his call with Obama: In response to the concern shown by Obama about the plans for the possible use of Russia’s armed forces on the territory of Ukraine, Putin drew attention to the provocative, criminal...
  • Young men, step up the Obama's challenge (New initiative for boys of color, "My Brother's Keeper")

    03/01/2014 4:18:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 2, 2014 | Solomon Jones
    ON THURSDAY afternoon, two couples sat stoically in a White House audience filled with those working to change the lives of black and Latino boys. That the parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, two boys whose shooting deaths outraged a nation, could reach through their grief to take in President Obama's vision for saving other sons speaks to their resilience. More importantly, it speaks volumes to all of us. It speaks to the fact that Obama's new initiative for boys of color, "My Brother's Keeper," will require much more than the $200 million-plus foundations will spend to effect change....
  • In case violence spreads to Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Russia has right to defend its interests

    03/01/2014 4:18:04 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | 3/2/14 | Voice of Russia
    In case violence spreads to Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Russia has right to defend its interests - Putin to Obama Putin said to President Obama that in case if the violence in Ukraine and Crimea spreads, the Russian Federation reserves the right to protect its interests and the interests of the Russian-speaking citizens. In a statement posted online, the Kremlin said Obama had expressed concern about the possibility of Russian military intervention in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin told US President Barack Obama by telephone that Moscow reserves the right to protect its interests and those of Russian speakers in...
  • Obama Threatens To Penalize Putin Over Ukraine [Obama Says He Won't Attend Summit Meeting!!!]

    03/01/2014 4:05:52 PM PST · by Steelfish · 103 replies
    lATimes ^ | March 01, 2014 | Kathleen Hennessey
    Obama Threatens To Penalize Putin Over Ukraine By Kathleen Hennessey March 1, 2014 WASHINGTON -- President Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that the U.S. may boycott an upcoming economic summit in Russia and threatened further penalties if Moscow does not recall its military forces from Ukrainian territory. In a 90-minute telephone call, Obama warned Putin that Russia faces "greater political and economic isolation," according to a White House description of the call. The president suggested the United Nations would take action for what he called a "breach of international law." http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-fg-wn-obama-ukraine-20140301,0,3474561.story#ixzz2ul7lzoFV
  • Southwestern-Style Spear Throwers Identified in the Ozarks

    03/01/2014 4:04:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Western Digs ^ | February 11, 2014 | Blake de Pastino
    New analysis of two spear-throwers excavated nearly a century ago in the Ozark Mountains reveals what one archaeologist calls an “uncanny” similarity to those used in the ancient Southwest and Mesoamerica. One of the artifacts — an intact carved wooden spear thrower, or atlatl — was first described in the 1920s, when it was found under a rock outcrop known as the Alred Shelter in northwestern Arkansas. The other, a large fragment of an atlatl of a different design, was uncovered in the 1930s at a site called the Montgomery Shelters in southwestern Missouri. The object was foreign enough to...
  • LGBT group to march in South Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/01/2014 4:03:53 PM PST · by mgist · 85 replies
    Boston ^ | 3/1/14 | Zimmerman
    The Boston Globe reported earlier today that Mayor Walsh and parade organizers have negotiated a deal that would allow for LGBT advocacy group MassEquality to march in the parade, however there are conditions attached. Marchers from the group would not be permitted to wear T-shirts or hold signs that include the word gay or refer to sexual orientation.
  • Ala. Vet Tried to Hire KKK Hit Man to Kill Black Neighbor

    03/01/2014 4:01:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The Root ^ | Feb. 28 2014 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    The attorneys for Allen Wayne Morgan, in a plea for leniency, say the Iraq vet should not spend more than five years in prisonAfter pleading guilty to hiring a Ku Klux Klan hit man to murder his black neighbor, an Alabama veteran is attempting to negotiate with a judge for mercy, the Raw Story reports. Allen Wayne Morgan’s attorneys are insisting that their client, who participated in more than 175 combat missions in Iraq and has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and drug addiction, should not spend more than five years in jail.
  • Northampton Community College students debate merits of stand-your-ground laws

    03/01/2014 4:00:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Lehigh Valley Express-Times ^ | March 1, 2014 | Sara K. Satullo
    Northampton Community College students debating the merits of so-called stand-your-ground laws were so convincing, audience members seemed to forget the teams had flipped a coin to decide which position they'd take. Members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the college's Student Senate tackled the thorny issue Thursday as part of the college's celebration of Black History Month. The three students on the honor society team were deemed the victors by a panel of three judges. But as the judges deliberated in the hallway, the teams took audience questions and also were corrected a few times. Professor Vertel Martin...
  • Forget What the Pundits Tell You, Coastal Cities are Old News - it’s the Sunbelt that’s Booming

    03/01/2014 3:59:25 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 1 , 2014 | Joel Kotkin
    While traditional big cities are struggling, the Sunbelt cities like Houston and Phoenix are booming. If trends continue, the Sunbelt will keep growing as the coasts decline. Since 2010, according to an American Community Survey by demographer Wendell Cox, over one million people have moved to the Sunbelt mostly from the Northeast and Midwest. Any guesses for the states that have gained the most domestic migrants since 2010? The Sunbelt dominates the top three: Texas, Florida and Arizona. And who’s losing the most people? Generally the states dearest to the current ruling class: New York, Illinois, California and New Jersey....
  • Sarah Palin On Russian Action In Ukraine: Told You So

    03/01/2014 3:59:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 01, 2014 | JAKE MILLER
    JAKE MILLER CBS NEWSMarch 1, 2014 Sarah Palin On Russian Action In Ukraine: Told You So With Russian forces moving into Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and preparing for a possible deeper incursion into the former Soviet republic, former Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, took to Facebook Friday to boast that she saw it coming. "Yes, I could see this one from Alaska," quipped Palin, who was her party's 2008 vice presidential nominee, in a reference to her assertion then that Alaska's proximity to Russia afforded her unique insight into U.S.-Russian relations. In October 2008, after Russia's invasion of neighboring Georgia emerged as...
  • On Ukraine, One Difference Between Russia and the USA

    03/01/2014 3:57:16 PM PST · by crusher · 16 replies
    self | crusher3/1/14
    In contemplating the outfall of the Ukraine situation, notwithstanding the merits of the contestants -- quite frankly I have not taken the time to sort it out -- given the postures of the two "leaders" of the US and Russia, especially given Soetero's preemptive capitulation, one thing has become crystal clear. Their President is a Putin. Our President is a putz.
  • Obama Plans to Travel to Mexico, Europe and Asia

    03/01/2014 3:57:15 PM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    wsj ^ | Feb 12, 2014 | Jared A. Favole
    For the next several months, Washington won’t be seeing as much of President Barack Obama as usual. In February, March and April, the president is traveling to nine countries: Mexico, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. His trip to Mexico is next week. He is heading to Europe in March and Asia in April. On Friday, Mr. Obama is traveling to California to visit the drought-stricken Central Valley and meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage. The president’s domestic travels are expected to pick up as the midterm...