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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 |
    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.