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  • Jarrett: We must end pregnancy discrimination

    07/20/2014 2:52:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | July 20, 2014 | Valerie Jarrett
    More than 30 years ago, Congress wisely passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Yet today, many pregnant women still experience unfair and unnecessary challenges on the job. Nondiscrimination has been the law of the land for over three decades, yet, in some workplaces, the standard for treatment of pregnant women has remained in the dark ages. Some are fired or demoted, with no hesitation, when a modest accommodation would allow them to continue to work and support their families. The stories are heart-wrenching and preventable. There's the pregnant woman who was terminated when, in violation of company policy, she started carrying...
  • Protest Obama's Texas Rio Grande Valley Border Crisis and Illegal Alien Invasion of America

    07/20/2014 2:49:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    July 19, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Calling all citizens and patriots! Protest Obama's lawlessness on the border! Prepare to defend the border, repel invaders!! Obama's continuing lawlessness is totally out of control and is now threatening our very existence as a free Republic. Not only is he not securing the border, he's doing the exact opposite. They tried getting a "Dream Act" through the congress to give amnesty to young illegal aliens, but it was rejected by the representatives of we the people in congress, so the president has unconstitutionally "passed" his own "Dream Act" and is now enforcing it rather than the immigration laws legally...
  • Former Border Patrol agent warns what’s coming

    07/20/2014 2:46:27 PM PDT · by wtd · 17 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | July 20, 2014 | James Simpson
    Former Border Patrol agent warns what’s coming By: James Simpson, DC Independent ExaminerThe video interview posted here is worth watching in its entirety. Zach Taylor is a 27 year veteran Border Patrol agent with supervisory experience. He has testified before Congress as an expert witness on criminal activity in wilderness areas. His message is credible. He accuses the federal government in a coverup that is deliberately shielding critical information from the public. Taylor says that whoever is perpetrating the border crisis is engaged in a perfect asymmetrical military tactic. While the American people focus on “the children,” he points out...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: local civilians mass grave found killed by pro-Russian terrorist militants

    07/20/2014 2:45:57 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 14 replies
    /inforesist.org ^ | 00:32 21.07.2014
    VIDEO Burial of civilians tortured by terrorists is found in Slovyansk In the liberated from terrorists town Slovyansk in the Donetsk region was found a mass grave of local civilians, who were killed by pro-Russian and Russian militants. “I have met with the team of the Criminal Investigation of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine in Slovyansk. They found a burial place of local residents of Slovyansk, who were tortured to death by terrorists. There are dozens of them. They were tortured, cut, burnt alive. There are witnesses of all of this,” – said an aid of the President Yuriy Lutsenko...
  • Veterans show Obama how they turn their backs on him, as he has done to them

    07/20/2014 2:40:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 19, 2014 | Amanda Shea
    Angry veterans protested President Obama’s visit to Delaware to show their disdain for how the administration has treated them. The 25 protesters — led by Martin Nicholson, a veteran Marine – lined the street and turned their backs to the president’s passing motorcade. “We feel he’s turned his back on us veterans, so we’re going to turn our backs on him as he drives by on his motorcade to show our appreciation that he does not care about us veterans,” Nicholson told BuzzPo.com. Obama was in Delaware to discuss a recently damaged bridge, a topic the protesters call a waste...
  • Can commercial airlines do enough to protect passengers from missile attacks?

    07/20/2014 2:39:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Eric Shawn
    Every airline passenger is familiar with the security routine: take your shoes off, laptop goes in the plastic bin, remove all metal items from your pockets and place any liquids in a separate plastic bag and walk through that metal detector. But the familiar precautions aimed at protecting airliners from possible bombs or weapons do nothing to ward off an incoming missile that can blow the jetliner out of the sky. The Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shot down last week has focused attention on protecting planes from potential missile strikes, which, it turns out, have taken down more than one...
  • Microsoft Memo Buries Layoff News in 11th Paragraph, Greets Readers with Cheery ‘Hello There’

    07/20/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 18, 2014 - 2:59 PM | Kelly Lawyer
    On Thursday, Microsoft announced it would cut 18,000 jobs (14% of the company workforce) in the next year, the largest reduction in company history. Since its acquisition of Nokia, experts predicted there would be some layoffs, but the number is double the amount predicted. Stephen Elop, head of Microsoft’s device unit (the hardest hit by the layoffs) and former CEO of Nokia, proceeded to bury the news about 12,500 layoffs in the eleventh paragraph of a corporate memo. Elop begins the memo with a cheery “Hello there,” stating Microsoft’s strategy is “focused on productivity and our desire to help people...
  • Palestinians from Ramallah Cut Off Power to Israeli Settlements

    07/20/2014 2:30:13 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7-19-14
    Video at link shows Palestinians knocking down powerlines with Arabic song chanting in the background.
  • May It Be Evident to Everyone (judging others by their appearance)

    07/20/2014 2:28:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | July 19, 2014 | Diane McKelva
    St. Paul reminds us in his Pastoral Epistle to live out our faith so that it “may be evident to everyone.” [1 Timothy 4:14-16]How is that working for you?For example, while waiting for Mass to begin, do you analyze the people around you? Critique their choice of clothing? Hairstyle? Makeup? How they worship? Or are you focused on your purpose?Perhaps when you look at anyone at church, you pause and remember that they always have a more interesting story to tell than the one you conjure in your mind. We all need prayers, not persecution, especially in church, as one...
  • Republican Party goes round the bend

    07/20/2014 2:25:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN Opinion page ^ | July 17, 2014 | Sally Kohn, progressive activist, columnist and television commentator
    In the beginning, one might have considered it bold -- even inventive -- to oppose every single thing President Obama supported. But it quickly became tiresome and predictable over the last five years. And now, as House Republicans weigh a resolution to sue President Obama for not quickly enough implementing a law the same Republicans voted more than 50 times to repeal or stall, all hell has broken loose. Republicans are just being obnoxious now. And dangerous. And nuts. On Wednesday, the House Rules Committee will debate a draft resolution to file a lawsuit against President Obama, wasting taxpayer dollars...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 7/20 7-11pm est

    07/20/2014 2:21:33 PM PDT · by Vision · 35 replies
    WAMU ^ | 7/20/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
  • Marine Held in Mexico: If Congress can't get Obama's attention to free Tahmooressi...

    07/20/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 20, 2014 | Oliver North
    When justifying the release of five vicious Taliban terrorists detained at “Gitmo” in exchange for U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, the president said, “We don’t leave our people behind.” Sergeant Tahmooressi completed two combat tours and received two meritorious promotions for battlefield service in Afghanistan. This spring, the honorably discharged 26-year-old veteran was planning to relocate from his home in Florida to California. Late on March 31, disoriented by poorly-lighted, graffiti-covered traffic signs, he inadvertently drove his pick-up truck, loaded with all his possessions – including three legally purchased firearms -- into Mexico at the San Ysidro, Calif., Port of Entry...
  • Pre-Show Hot Mike Catches Kerry Mocking Israel-Avoids Repeating When Asked During Show

    07/20/2014 2:12:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 20, 2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    On Sunday John Kerry forgot the number one rule of being miked for an interview; the microphone is always on. The Secretary of State was miked and on camera waiting for an interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace when he spoke to an aide about an Israeli operation resulting in the deaths of 14 IDF solders. Kerry’s reaction was a mocking: "It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation.We’ve got to get over there. Thank you, John. I think, John, we ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.”...
  • Robert Fulford: As the world burns, America shrugs

    07/20/2014 2:10:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | July 19,2014 | Robert Fulford
    The slow American withdrawal from world affairs has been apparent for a long time, but has never been so glaringly evident as this week in the Middle East. Hamas is at war with Israel, the brutal struggle in Syria frustrates the world, the terrorists of ISIS are making serious progress in Iraq — and now another attempt to deprive Iran of nuclear weapons has, so far, been thwarted. The United States has a position of sorts in each of these arenas, but it’s not powerful in any of them. American influence has faded. The world’s governments no longer worry as...
  • James Garner Always Stuck To His Guns When It Came To Politics

    07/20/2014 2:09:01 PM PDT · by rey · 57 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | Posted: July 20, 2014 | Inquisitr
    There was more to James Garner than just his acting and racing careers. The beloved actor, who died July 19 (read about his career, life and death in this related Inquisitr article) left behind a legacy of political activism. Like the vast majority of the people in the TV and movie industries, James Garner was a staunch, lifelong Democrat. That’s hardly unusual — according to this article in Suite, Hollywood gives five times more money to Democrats than to Republicans. But where many Hollywood Democrats like to talk the talk, Garner walked the walk — sometimes literally. On August 28,...
  • Democrats may lose Hope in Arkansas despite Clinton legacy

    07/20/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | By Lisa Mascaro
    Much has changed since Bill Clinton grew up in this sleepy Arkansas town. The former Clinton home is now a well-appointed museum. The old two-lane road in front grew into a bustling artery leading to a Wal-Mart. Across the street sits a taco truck, whose owner, immigrant Elvia Bello, sells her famous tamales to the small but growing Latino population in the once-segregated community. But perhaps the biggest change of all in a state that once had reliably elected Democrats is the sandwich-board sign on a corner with hand-painted letters announcing: "Tea Party Meeting 4th Thursday 7 p.m." This busy...
  • Kerry defends US response to fatal plane strike, as evidence points to Russia involvement

    07/20/2014 1:59:09 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 20, 2014
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday defended his administration’s measured response to a passenger jet being shot down over Ukraine and mounting evidence of Russia’s involvement, saying the United States shouldn’t “shoot from the hip” while the facts are emerging. “It takes facts for responsible leadership,” Kerry told “Fox News Sunday.” Kerry, the country’s top diplomat, argued the U.S. levied another round of sanctions against Russia one day before the Malaysian airliner was shot down Thursday over eastern Ukraine. And with the exception of ground troops in Ukraine, “all options are on the table,” he said. .... President Obama...
  • Israeli soldier captured, 70 Palestinians reported dead in worst day of conflict

    07/20/2014 1:57:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | William Booth, Sudarsan Raghavan and Ruth Eglash
    GAZA CITY — Seventy Palestinians were killed Sunday in a heavy bombardment of a Gaza neighborhood and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israel’s current offensive against Hamas fighters, officials said. The Hamas military also announced its fighters had captured an Israeli soldier.
  • MH17 One Week In (One week in, this is what we appear to know. )

    07/20/2014 1:55:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    Market Ticker.org ^ | 7-20-14 | Karl Denninger
    One week in, this is what we appear to know. Please keep in mind that falsification of various records and items, including so-called "photographic evidence", is relatively common. If you do not have an original digital image it can also be very difficult to detect -- but is usually not impossible. I have caught a number of faked -- and false claims made from real -- images over the years on The Ticker, including the infamous one of a so-called "camera" over the shoulder of a man that was fired upon by a US Helicopter -- and which, upon closer...
  • Israeli soldier captured, 70 Palestinians reported dead in worst day of conflict

    Seventy Palestinians were killed Sunday in a heavy bombardment of a Gaza neighborhood and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israel’s current offensive against Hamas fighters, officials said. The Hamas military also announced its fighters had captured an Israeli soldier. Abu Obaida, a spokesman for the Al Qassam Brigades, appeared on Hamas TV to announce the soldier had been taken prisoner. Minutes later, there were fireworks in the streets and shouts of “God is great!” from loudspeakers in mosques. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the army was investigating the claim.
  • Job growth picks up in states that raised minimum wage (barf alert)

    07/20/2014 1:51:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | july 19, 2014 | AP/Fox News
    But the state-by-state hiring data, released Friday by the Labor Department, provides ammunition to those who disagree. Economists who support a higher minimum say the figures are encouraging, though they acknowledge they don't establish a cause and effect. There are many possible reasons hiring might accelerate in a particular state. "It raises serious questions about the claims that a raise in the minimum wage is a jobs disaster," said John Schmitt, a senior economist at the liberal Center for Economic and Policy Research. The job data "isn't definitive," he added, but is "probably a reasonable first cut at what's going...
  • UKRAINE: "Ukraine is currently going through a crucial time for its independence." Yatseniuk

    07/20/2014 1:51:11 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    censor.net ^ | 20.07.14 18:58
    Ukraine is currently going through a crucial time for its independence. On Sunday, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, during the all-Ukrainian pilgrimage in Zarvanytsia in Ternopil region, to which he joined with his wife, Theresa, with Censor reference to the Government Portal. Along with tens of thousands of faithful, the head of the Government attended the liturgy in the Mari spiritual Center Zarvanicy. Upon completion of the liturgy, He appealed to Ukrainians from all corners of the country and from abroad who have gathered in Zarvanytsia village. "At the moment Ukraine is going through a critical period. So...
  • Ford Pinto owners gather for annual charity drive

    07/20/2014 1:48:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    mlive ^ | July 18, 2014 at 8:37 AM | Michael Wayland
    Roughly 50 Ford Pinto enthusiasts are gathering today for the fourth annual "Pinto Stampede," a three-day event from Dearborn, Mich. to Hell, Mich and back to Dearborn -- the birthplace of the Ford Pinto. The caravan of Ford Pintos, produced from 1971-1980, will make several stops on their journey including a visit to the Henry Ford Museum, the Ford Product Development Center, the Ford & Mercury Restorers Club Car Show and other landmarks on their ride to 'Hell and Back.' "The Pinto Stampede enables Pinto enthusiasts to celebrate our cherished little cars while doing something meaningful for others," said Norm...
  • The Stunning Key That Could Unlock 160 Billion Barrels of Oil Trapped Underneath America

    07/20/2014 1:42:44 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 69 replies
    fool.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | By Matt DiLallo
    The Stunning Key That Could Unlock 160 Billion Barrels of Oil Trapped Underneath America By Matt DiLallo | More Articles July 20, 2014 | Comments (0)  Photo credit: Flickr/Melissa  It is estimated that there are 160 billion barrels of oil still trapped underneath this country in what are considered depleted oil fields. That's a tremendous amount of oil given that America uses about seven billion barrels of it each year. In fact, if we could only find the key to unlock this trapped oil we could extend fleeting our reserves by more than 22 years.That's why it probably comes as a surprise...
  • UKRAINE: Agony from terrorist groups had already reached its climax

    07/20/2014 1:41:29 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    censor.net ^ | 20.07.14 19:20
    Agony terrorist groups had already reached its climax - MoD Armed Forces of Ukraine, who perform tasks on defense and cover the state border between Lugansk and Donetsk regions, engineering infrastructure continue their positions. "First of all, it is caused by persistent artillery raids Russian artillery. Agony terrorist groups already reached its climax. Unable to overcome the position of the Ukrainian military, the terrorists only hope is their sponsors help from the nearest boundary," - said in a statement. According to the Ministry, that last night the Russian artillery only carried out two artillery shelling of positions of Ukrainian units,...
  • ‘What a jackass’: US Under Secretary of State apologizes after tweeting ‘United For Gaza’ hashtag

    07/20/2014 1:37:44 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    twitchy ^ | 7/20/14 | Twitchy Staff
    The account for U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Rick Stengel published a tweet with a pro-Gaza hashtag, which was captured by the following screenshot.
  • England are now officially worse than Bosnia at football… and Scotland aren’t far behind

    07/20/2014 1:21:49 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | 17 July 2014 | James Phillips
    England have dropped ten places to 20th in the latest FIFA world rankings, meaning they are now officially worse than Bosnia-Herzegovina according to the complex system. The Eastern European nation, who participated in their first World Cup in Brazil, also exited in the group stage but, unlike England, managed to win a game. They have now moved up two places to 19th, leapfrogging Wayne Rooney and co. Other nations to feature above the Three Lions now include surprise quarter-finalists Costa Rica plus Mexico, Greece and the USA – who all made the last 16 at the World Cup.
  • Springfield (MA) PD investigating homicide No. 7 after man shot on White Street dies from injuries

    Police are investigating the city's seventh homicide of the year after a man was shot in the chest Saturday night in the Forest Park neighborhood. Police have yet to publicly identify the 27-year-old victim, a city resident who was shot around 9:15 p.m. near the corner of White and Orange streets. The suspect was described as a Hispanic or light-skinned black man armed with a silver handgun. Witnesses told police the gunman had a full beard and "nappy hair" in the back, and he was wearing a white T-shirt and light-colored shorts. Sgt. John Delaney, a spokesman for the Springfield...
  • McCaul raises specter of 'submarine warfare'

    07/20/2014 1:15:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) raised the specter of "submarine warfare" from Russia while making comments on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. McCaul, speaking on CNN, said an impending threat from the Kremlin "could involve submarine warfare" as Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to regain global power. "Mr. Putin is returning to a Cold War mentality," McCaul said. "You said this nationalistic pride [in Russia], a resurgence to regain the glory of the old days … It's not the Al-Qaeda threat, but it's the threat of brute force." Russia's role in destabilizing eastern Ukraine appeared...
  • UKRAINE Druzhkivka "Life after DNI "We were ready, but did not know how to resist invaders" VIDEO

    07/20/2014 1:14:51 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    censor.net ^ | 20.07.14 22:10
    "Life After" DNR ". Druzhkivka": "We were ready, but did not know how to resist these invaders." VIDEO Journalists continue to shoot stories about life in the liberated towns from militants Donbass. At this time the story is devoted to the village Druzhkivka. "While here refueled deenerovtsy I called five times to the hotline of the Cabinet, for example, to report about the abduction of ambulances. But after each complaint came to me deenerovtsy themselves. I really do not know, who can simply transferred complaint from Kiev to the local business the police, that she has informed on the separatists,...
  • Vladimir Putin in firing line after the shot that could change the world

    07/20/2014 1:10:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 60 replies
    heraldsun.com.au ^ | July 20, 2014 | PATRICK CARLYON
    RUSSIA’S President, Vladimir Putin, the little man with the big stare, has always been in control. It starts with those chameleon eyes and what, at least one observer assumes, must be decades of practice. Does Putin ever blink? He has never bothered with charm. No need. Newspapers that write the wrong thing? They close. Naughty rock singers? They go to jail. As for Western powers united in condemnation? So what? Until Thursday afternoon, that is, when a plane fell out of the Ukraine sky and Putin, a master manipulator and (sometimes shirtless) man of action, sensed it at once. A...
  • Intel Report: Murder Rate in Central America Declined as Illegals Entering US Increased

    07/20/2014 1:04:36 PM PDT · by blueyon · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/14 | Tony Lee
    Though the Obama administration has insisted that illegal immigrant children from Central America are flooding across the border primarily to escape rampant violence, a leaked intelligence report concludes that is not necessarily the case, especially because the murder rate in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras has declined since 2012. Democrats like Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley have said the illegal immigrant children should be granted refugee status and asylum, and the White House said Monday that many of the kids would "likely" qualify for asylum. But according to an "elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center...
  • [26yr Border Patrol Veteran] Zack Interview-Security on the border between USA and Mexico

    07/20/2014 1:00:13 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 15 replies
    Here are a couple of links to talks with Zack Taylor, the Chairman National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers and former Arizona Border Patrol Officer. The second video has some graphic content, but is still very much worth seeing. He brings up a very good point that the border agents are being pulled off the border to deal with these "kids." It isn't necessarily these people that are the problem, but the ones who now have unrestricted access coming through other areas and are not being caught. Zack Interview-Security on the border between USA and MexicoTREASON! Ret Border Patrol...
  • Cost to House Influx of Illegals Stuns Senators

    07/20/2014 1:00:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 36 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 July 2014 | John Semmens
    In testimony before the Senate Budget Committee, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson shocked senators of both parties when he disclosed that it costs between $250 and $1,000 per day per person to house the illegal immigrants that have been surging across our border with Mexico. "There was an audible gasp, a bipartisan gasp," Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) recounted. "I could take a luxurious Caribbean cruise every day of the year for a lower total cost. I cannot fathom why the spartan accommodations we are providing for these people should cost so much." Senate Budget Committee chairwoman Patty...
  • Germany Honors Officers Who Tried to Kill Hitler

    07/20/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper
    Associated Press ^ | July 20, 2014 | FRANK JORDANS
    Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot — portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie "Valkyrie" — helped establish a principle under which German soldiers today are encouraged to defy orders if they would result in a crime or violate human dignity.
  • 'ONE GIANT LEAP' Apollo 11's historic trip to the moon marks its 45th anniversary

    07/20/2014 12:45:26 PM PDT · by shove_it · 41 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 20 Jul 2014
    The year was 1969. The turbulent time in America saw troops fighting in Vietnam, and a nation dealing with the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, killed in 1963, and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., both murdered in 1968. Then came that one small step. Forty-five years ago today, 500 million people around the world witnessed American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins as they embarked on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and six hours later Armstrong was the first man to step...
  • Kerry: Military option not considered in Ukraine

    07/20/2014 12:44:17 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Secretary of State John Kerry said the White Hosue is not considering a military response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, even as rebels he believes were supplied the missile launcher by Russia plunder bodies and airplane parts from the wreckage. “Nobody’s talking about military. The point is that we’re trying to do this in a thoughtful way with a maximum amount of diplomatic energy and pressure,” Kerry said of the Obama administration's response to Thursday’s killing of 298 people in the skies over eastern Ukraine during an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Paris Holiday"(1958)

    07/20/2014 12:30:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Gerd Oswald
  • NBC: Democratic National Convention, Day 2 (7/20/44)

    07/20/2014 12:30:08 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies
    archive.org ^ | 7/20/44
    From Chicago Stadium (links to audio in reply below).
  • Luis Gutierrez To La Raza: Obama Assured Steps To 'Stop The Deportation Of Our People'

    07/20/2014 12:27:15 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2014, 10:01 AM PDT | by TONY LEE
    On Saturday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was a "down payment" to the Hispanic community before more grants of amnesty for illegal immigrants. Speaking at the National Council of La Raza conference in Los Angeles, Gutierrez said that Obama assured him during a White House meeting with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last week that he would be as "generous and broad" as he can to "stop the deportation of our people each and every day." "You gave us a down payment when you freed 600,000 DREAMers from deportation,"...
  • Technology’s Rainbow Connection: Silicon Valley’s Embrace of the Gay and Lesbian Community

    07/20/2014 12:26:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | July 20, 2014 | MATT HABER
    Technology’s Rainbow Connection Silicon Valley’s Embrace of the Gay and Lesbian Community By MATT HABER JULY 18, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — If it weren’t for the one naked guy, the furries with their articulated ears and the small gaggle of leather-clad members of the Society of Janus, this city’s 44th annual Pride parade in June could have been easily be mistaken for a technology conference. Every big company in the city and Silicon Valley — Netflix, Facebook, Google, Apple — each offering its own take on gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual pride, lined up along Spear Street before joining the...
  • Migrant Crisis Expands North From Border, Into Arid Texas Wilderness [Iraq: Ukraine: Gaza: Border]

    07/20/2014 12:20:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 20, 2014 | MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE
    Migrant Crisis Expands North From Border, Into Arid Texas Wilderness By MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE 70 miles north of the border, a Texas county finds itself overwhelmed by 911 calls from lost migrants Since 2009, Texas' Brooks County has found the bodies of more than 400 immigrants Daniel Zamarripa loaded his police dog into the back of his patrol car and set out to track his quarry — immigrants circumventing the local Border Patrol checkpoint. Zamarripa, 27, is one of 15 reserve deputies brought in to assist the Brooks County Sheriff's Office, whose four deputies have lately found themselves overwhelmed by 911...
  • Obama Touts America's Strong Economy

    07/20/2014 12:20:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 19,2014
    On Saturday, President Obama used his weekly address to highlight recent positive economic indicators as an argument for raising the minimum wage and increasing spending on roads, infrastructure, and job training. The president said, "Over the past 52 months, our businesses have created nearly 10 million new jobs. The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point since 2008." He added, "In fact, for the first time in over a decade, business leaders worldwide have declared that China is no longer the world’s best place to invest – America is." "Our economy grows best not from the top-down, but from...
  • McCaul: Putin wants to relive 'glory days'

    07/20/2014 12:18:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Rep. Mike McCaul believes Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to relive Russia's "glory days." "Mr. Putin is returning to a Cold War mentality," the Texas Republican said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation." "When I was over there, you could see this nationalistic pride and sort of a resurgence to regain the glory of the old days of the Soviet Empire." "I think his long-term strategy is to bring back into the fold, if you will, the glory days of the empire," added McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. McCaul's comments come after Secretary of State John Kerry...
  • Paul Gigot: Interview on Fox News about America tax avoidance. (Very anti-American in my view.)

    07/20/2014 12:13:31 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 88 replies
    Fox News | 7/20/2014 | (vanity)
    OK I just watched the Fox News "The Journal Editorial Report". I found the show very enlightening. For the most part. However now there's a segment busy defending America companies moving overseas, for tax avoidance. This is a big problem. The GOP needs to buck it up, and say "enough". America needs jobs. Jobs. Jobs.
  • Why Ukraine Crash Scene May Be of Little Value Now [Consequences of An Irrelevant Presidency!]

    07/20/2014 12:13:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CBSNews ^ | July 20, 2014
    July 20, 2014 Why Ukraine Crash Scene May Be of Little Value Now Eastern Ukraine is the site of the world's largest crime scene, but by Sunday that scene had lost any semblance of integrity, according to CBS News' team on the ground. When international investigators finally do arrive, it will bear little resemblance to the initial crash site. Emergency workers have been sifting through the charred wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down Thursday by a missile with 298 people on board, tossing items around and trampling through debris and human remains. On Sunday morning, the...
  • Rangel gets payback on teachers union, boosts charter schools

    07/20/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | Carl Campanile
    Hell hath no fury like a congressman scorned. Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel is giving the teachers union a lesson in political retribution for snubbing him and endorsing his rival Adriano Espaillat for Congress, sources said. Rangel is hitting the union where it hurts — by vigorously supporting non-unionized charter schools. The unions have been fighting desperately to stop or slow down charter-school expansion. “The congressman was disappointed the UFT [United Federation of Teachers] dumped him for Espaillat. I see Charlie speaking out more forcefully on the charter-school issue,” said a Rangel ­insider. “He doesn’t have to be concerned about offending...
  • Russians Oblivious To Growing Anger Over MH17

    07/20/2014 12:05:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 101 replies
    sky.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Katie Stallard
    On a busy street in central Moscow, a well-dressed man stands yelling at the crowd: "Don't you understand? There will be a war!" All around him, people walk by, wholly uninterested. It's a hot summer's day, they're enjoying the sun. Save for a couple of tourists taking pictures, no-one pays much attention at all. The friend of a friend who saw this, posted the news on Facebook. Someone responded with a cartoon of Homer Simpson holding a sign that says "The End is Near". There are people here who are genuinely concerned about the direction Russia is heading under Vladimir...
  • This weak and timid President talks big and does nothing A devastating attack on Obama by DC insider

    07/20/2014 11:58:51 AM PDT · by free_life · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2014 | Clark S. Judge
    Clark S. Judge believes Obama's reaction to the tragedy was 'disconnected'. Immediately 'reverted to script' to praise his administration. Former adviser to Ronald Reagan says it confirms 'chaos' of foreign policy.
  • Cruz to Harry Reid: Get Out of ‘Ritz- Carlton in D.C.’ and See the Border

    07/20/2014 11:53:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    mediiaite ^ | 7/20/14 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) characterization of the U.S.-Mexico border as “secure” by telling his colleague to come take a look for himself. “President Obama and Harry Reid both engage debates divorced from the facts and divorced from the reality,” Cruz said on Fox News Sunday. “Harry Reid lives in the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., and I’m sure from his perspective the border seems secure. I would invite Harry Reid to come with me down Texas and see the border.” “I’ll tell you who is holding these kids ransom,” Cruz continued, “Harry Reid...