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  • ISIS claims deadly attacks on Yemen govt, Arab troops in Aden

    10/06/2015 9:35:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Oct. 6, 2015
    ISIS claims deadly attacks on Yemen govt, Arab troops in Aden DUBAI (AFP) - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group, ISIS, claimed responsibility for deadly attacks Tuesday on the government headquarters and positions of the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni city of Aden. In a statement posted online, the Sunni extremist group said it carried out four suicide bombings against the targets, contradicting accounts from officials that the attacks involved rockets fired by Iran-backed Shiite rebels. ISIS said two attacks targeting the government headquarters at Al-Qasr hotel were carried out using bomb-laden vehicles driven by members it identified...
  • Political Correctness, Not Critical Thinking, is the Key to Our Demise

    10/06/2015 9:30:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | Leigh Bravo
    We must get back to common sense, logic and critical thinking and it must begin at home and within our educational institutions We have all heard it before. Students at colleges and universities around the country are demanding that anyone who has a differing opinion than their own should be tarred, feathered, banned and removed from their sight. Student groups claim that inviting anyone with a differing opinion onto their campus threatens their very safety or well-being. Sound ridiculous? Leaders at these educational institutions are listening to these demands resulting in the creation of a generation that is single-minded, self-absorbed,...
  • "The Church has no authority...”: On the Limits of the Pope

    10/06/2015 9:22:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | October 5, 2015 | Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille
    Papal authority cannot be used to promote favored papal causes, no matter how noble. It is to be used to keep the Church one and focused on the one true God. Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 4. (CNS/Paul Haring) The avalanche of media coverage of the Synod on the Family cannot be escaped, so rather than try to run from it, perhaps now is the time to try to provide some necessary context to what will (and will not) take place in the next few...
  • Driver allegedly smoking pot hits pedestrian at Gresham crosswalk (Legalized Oregon)

    10/06/2015 9:22:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 20 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jeff Manning
    Gresham Police say a driver suspected of smoking marijuana slammed his Toyota Prius into a 46-year-old Portland woman at a Gresham intersection Monday sending the woman flying 35 feet. The collision took place at 8:09 a.m. at the intersection of East Burnside Street and Northeast 181st Avenue. The woman, who Gresham Police did not identify, was attempting to cross Burnside on a marked crosswalk. The accident comes just just five days after retail recreational marijuana sales became legal in Oregon.
  • Yet More Mindless Attacks On E-Cigarettes

    10/06/2015 9:20:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/6/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    This column has already documented officialdom’s unrelenting war on e-cigarettes. In fact, those articles were some of the best-read I have ever posted, so I guess we touched a nerve. The insidious tag team—comprised of Big Tobacco and the supposed public health interest groups against smoking—is perfectly evocative of the “Bootleggers and Baptists” phenomenon, originally described by economist Bruce Yandle. This latest attack comes in the form of certain Indiana laws, passed this year. Specifically, we refer to Indiana House Enrolled Act 1432 (regulates e-liquids); and Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 463 (regulates the sales of e-cigarettes, treating them as tobacco...
  • Oops! Hillary Clinton calls Indianapolis “Indianoplace” in newly released private emails

    10/06/2015 9:20:41 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 20 replies
    fox 59 ^ | October 2, 2015 | Amanda Rakes
    More private emails sent by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were released this week, and one of the emails contains a spelling of Indianapolis that Hoosiers may not appreciate. In an email from April 2010, Clinton writes, “Are you still in basketball-crazed Indianoplace?
  • NYT Has Hillary Fundraiser, Fined CEO Steven Rattner Writing About Fiorina

    10/06/2015 9:19:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Greg Richter
    Steven Rattner, a fundraiser for Democrat Hillary Clinton and someone who was fined by the SEC, has a column criticizing Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina in The New York Times titled "Carly Fiorina Really Was That Bad." ... "Not mentioned by the Times is the fact Rattner was once President Obama‘s 'Car Czar' back during the Cash-for-Clunkers days. He’s also a major fundraiser for (drumroll…) Hillary Clinton." Rattner also paid $10 million in fines to the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2010 for alleged involvement in a New York State pension fund scandal. ... What’s next, Grey Lady? Can we...
  • All Talk, No Action

    10/06/2015 9:10:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    By Monday, interestingly enough, the Russian invasion of Syria was receding as a topic of public concern. Apparently there no longer seemed anything explosive in the tidings of Vladimir Putin's slam-bang entry into that remote theater of conflict. This was notwithstanding those Russian airstrikes against the anti-Assad rebels whom the United States, supposedly, has been encouraging. When President Obama went before the TV cameras late last week, it was chiefly to flog anyone unable to fall in with the Absolute Necessity of Common-Sense Gun Control. "Russian planes, what Russian planes?" our Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader might as well have said....
  • NY Times: The Taliban's new leader is a Pakistani ISI agent/asset.

    10/06/2015 9:06:46 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies ^ | 10/04/2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    He has also benefited from a powerful alliance with the Pakistani military spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, the original sponsor of the Afghan Taliban insurgency. ...snip... Mullah Mansour, a stout man believed to be just under 50, does not, unlike his famously reclusive predecessor, live in hiding. His circumstances are not those of a jihadist leader living a fugitive existence, fearing drone strikes and avoiding cellphones in case they are tracked — in fact, one person who knows him says the Taliban leader owns a cellphone company. Some of the time, he lives in a southern neighborhood of Quetta, Pakistan, known...
  • The New York Times and the rehabilitation of Steven Rattner

    10/06/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2013 | Ryan Chittum
    The New York Times is declaring that disgraced private equity mogul Steven Rattner has gotten his reputation back in the Manhattan lunch circles that matter. This was probably only a matter of time given that it was the Times itself that played a leading role in his rehabilitation. It’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, naturally, who pronounces the cleansing complete, even wondering aloud if Rattner could be a Treasury secretary someday. This about a guy who just two years ago paid $16 million to settle SEC and New York lawsuits against him for taking part in a kickback scheme with public officials...
  • Why Jeff Bezos, Peter Thiel, and others are betting on fusion

    10/06/2015 9:04:02 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 28, 2015 | Brian Dumain
    The energy source has been long on promise and short on reality. Now private companies think they can succeed where the government has failed. For more than half a century governments around the world have been trying to solve the challenge of nuclear fusion. In theory it could provide a cheap, clean, and almost boundless source of energy. Consider this: One tablespoon of liquid hydrogen fuel—a mix of deuterium and tritium—would produce the same energy as 28 tons of coal. But smashing two hydrogen atoms together at 100 million degrees centigrade to create a fusion reaction has proved to be...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 6,2015

    10/06/2015 9:00:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • The Hungary Games Part 2

    10/06/2015 8:59:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rich Galen
    This is Part 2 of The Hungary Games. You should be getting this on Tuesday morning. I'll send Part 3 Tuesday afternoon. Parts 4 & 5 will go out tomorrow, but on Thursday we'll do a regular Mullings dealing with domestic politics. The series will conclude on Friday. Thank you, all, for your nice comments about Part 1. Part II This business of Hungarian police harassment came home to roost when we traveled to a border crossing on at a motorway in Latenye. There were four in our travelling party. Aside from Tim and me, we had our driver/producer/translator/fixer a...
  • This investor is chasing a new kind of fusion

    10/06/2015 8:56:26 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 12 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 27, 2015 | Brian Dumaine
    A prominent North Carolina investor is backing a new kind of fusion that operates at much lower temperatures than thought possible, which would make it easier to commercialize. So far the early results show promise. Tom Darden, the founder and CEO of the $2.2 billion private equity fund Cherokee Investment Partners, made his mark by acquiring and cleaning up hundreds of environmentally contaminated sites. Today he is also an early stage investor in clean technology, having put his own money into dozens of companies in areas ranging from smart grid to renewable energy, and prefab green buildings. More recently he’s...
  • Murder, Motive, and Challenging an Approach

    10/06/2015 8:50:26 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 5, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    September was another month of murders in Chicago. We have seen the murder rate – and the attempted murder rate, too – skyrocket in recent years, in Chicago, Baltimore, New York, St. Louis … all homes of half a century or more of liberal policies, all laboratories of Leftist solutions, all booming centers of the modern welfare state and the omnipresent leviathan. How could this happen, we ask ourselves? Why is the murder rate up? Every time a murder or mass killing occurs, the Left immediately aims the focus of the investigation in the direction of the weapon. Was it...
  • Marco Rubio Admits: Amnesty Critics Have ‘Very Valid Argument’

    10/06/2015 8:49:26 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 35 replies ^ | 6 Oct 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) still supports immigration reform, including the ability for illegal immigrants to apply for green cards. But in a recent media interview, he admitted that his quest for reform would be difficult to pass through Congress, even acknowledging that critics have a valid argument against it. When asked by CNBC’s John Harwood if he still supported the Gang of Eight proposal allowing illegal immigrants should be allowed to apply for green cards in 10 years, Rubio indicated on CNBC that that he didn’t – because it would be impossible to pass. But Rubio admitted that he was...
  • U.S. Marines introduce 29 gender-neutral jobs

    10/06/2015 8:48:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) — The U.S. Marine Corps has unveiled new physical standards that all recruits — male and female — must meet to qualify for 29 of the branch’s jobs. The new gender-neutral standards could make it a lot harder for boot camp recruits and Officer Candidates to obtrain certain positions, according to the Marine Corps Times. These fields include infantry, combat engineering, tanks and amphibious assault vehicles, close-air support, and ground ordnance. One of the standards all recruits must meet is being able to evacuate a casualty, and conduct an MK19 grenade launcher lift. Most posts in...
  • Harry Reid Gears Up For Massive Gun-Control Push

    10/06/2015 8:40:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | Jenn Jacques
    Senate Democrats are saddling up for another gun-control push in response to the shooting at Umpqua Community College. Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Monday that he is reaching out to Democratic senators on moving background checks legislation. If “we don’t take action, we are equally responsible for innocent deaths as the sick individuals who plot and carry out these horrific measures,” Reid declared Monday on the Senate floor. “One thing is clear: To pass background checks, we need Republicans to stop acting as puppets of the NRA.”
  • What Facebook “Likes” Reveal About Your GOP Candidate’s Chances

    10/06/2015 8:38:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    After left-wing media went crazy over Dr. Ben Carson's comments about whether or not he'd vote for a Muslim president a few weeks ago, and he gained 100,000 new Facebook "Likes" as a result, I decided to begin tracking how many new Facebook followers each of the GOP candidates were attracting weekly. What I found may surprise you. Candidates perceived as part of the "establishment," such as Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki had surprisingly few followers considering their name recognition and experience. My initial research revealed Jeb Bush had the most followers amongst the...
  • Asked about email, Hillary claims she’s the ‘most transparent’ person in U.S. history

    10/06/2015 8:36:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | Robert Laurie
    M.C. Escher-esque At this point, it’s safe to say that no one believes anything Hillary Clinton is saying. Conservatives have long seen through her steady stream of half-truths, obfuscation, and outright lies, and now her own party overwhelmingly views her as untrustworthy as well. About the only person who still seems to believe the manure Clinton shovels is ...Clinton herself. Yesterday, during her NBC town hall, Clinton was asked the following: “Do you get how bad it looks? It looks like you set up your personal server, you set up your email, so that you would have control of those...
  • Released Hillary e-mails show how Clinton Foundation donors bought themselves State Dept. access

    10/06/2015 8:34:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | Robert Laurie
    No wonder Hillary is getting so aggressive in her attacks on the Benghazi committee It’s really not hard to put this together. On the one hand, you’ve got a highly ambitious, money-grubbing politician who is obsessed with becoming president - but who has to settle for Secretary of State because actually getting elected proves difficult when you’re an unappealing and totally inept candidate. On the other hand, you’ve got this person’s ex-husband - oh, sorry, ex-president husband - who along with her has set up a “global charity” that rakes in big dollars from the most influential people in the...
  • Professor: Not Being a Red-Head Now a "Privilege"

    10/06/2015 8:31:58 AM PDT · by rightistight · 38 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 10/6/15 | Aurelius
    According to Professor Andrew Pegoda, not being a red-head is now a "privilege." Pegoda teaches at both the University of Houston-Clear Lake and at Alvin Community College. In an article titled "What Acknowledging Privilege Means To Me (and You), or Privilege Explained in 187 Words," Pegoda outlines what it means to acknowledge his "White (and cis-Male) Privilege." Pegoda writes that privilege means "that my accomplishments–or perhaps more accurately, my access and opportunities to have said accomplishments–are due in part (and probably a greater part than even I am able to or even comfortable articulating) to deeply-ingrained, institutional forces fully beyond...
  • Shoot First; Ask Questions Later

    10/06/2015 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    After America learned of the latest mass shooting at an Oregon community college, President Barack Obama delivered remarks in which he lamented the loss of good, innocent people and then added: "Somehow this has become routine. ... We've become numb to this." By the next day, Obama had a remedy: "Be a single-issue voter." If you want to stop mass shootings, Obama argued, don't vote for candidates who oppose federal background checks and "gun safety laws." Nine adults who should be alive today are not, while the 26-year-old shooter got what he wanted -- to leave this earth in what...
  • Franklin Graham: Obama’s policies ‘have been against Christ and His teachings’

    10/06/2015 8:21:38 AM PDT · by all the best · 30 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | October 6, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    American Christian evangelist Franklin Graham is calling out President Obama for pursuing a political agenda that’s “against Christ and against His teachings,” Newsmax reports. Graham, the fourth of renowned evangelist Billy Graham’s five children and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV that while Obama claims to be a Christian, he doesn’t walk the walk. “First of all, the president, when he was growing up, his influences were Islam,” Graham told the show Monday. “His parental father is Muslim, his stepfather was a Muslim, he went to Muslim school. “His formative years...
  • Gun Shop-Owning Roseburg Grandma Gives Completely Unfiltered Answers When Asked About Gun Control

    10/06/2015 8:17:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Gun Shop-Owning Roseburg Grandma Gives Completely Unfiltered Answers When Asked About Gun Control — Including Her Nickname for Obama Oct. 6, 2015 9:19am Jason Howerton An 86-year-old gun shop owner in Roseburg, Oregon, recently gave an unfiltered interview to NBC News, criticizing President Barack Obama’s “strange” gun control ideas and revealing her unflattering nickname for the commander in chief.
  • US Should Attempt To Disarm Russians In Syria: Brzezinski

    10/06/2015 8:16:46 AM PDT · by Fennie · 69 replies
    Press TV ^ | October 6, 2015
    US foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski says the United States should retaliate if Russia does not stop bombing its assets in Syria. Brzezinski, the national security advisor for former President Jimmy Carter, advised President Barack Obama to attempt to disarm the Russians if they keep attacking the CIA-trained militants in Syria. "The Russian naval and air presences in Syria are vulnerable, isolated geographically from their homeland," Brzezinski wrote in an article published by the Financial Times on Sunday. "They could be 'disarmed' if they persist in provoking the US."
  • Obama authorizes resupply of Syrian opposition

    10/06/2015 8:16:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-5-2015 | Barbara Starr, Elise Labott and Jim Acosta,
    President Barack Obama authorized the resupply of Syrian Kurds and the Arab-Syrian opposition as part of a strategy to put pressure on ISIS from the north and strengthen the border, according to two senior administration officials. The approval came at a National Security Council meeting on Thursday. CNN reported over the weekend that the President also emphasized to his team that the U.S. would continue to support the Syrian opposition as Russia enters the war-torn country. "President Obama was clear that we intend to continue our efforts to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL in Syria and to keep supporting the...
  • Household heating costs are expected to be lower than previous two winters

    10/06/2015 8:11:44 AM PDT · by thackney · 16 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    Most U.S. households can expect lower heating expenditures this winter (October through March) compared with the past two winters. In most regions, the decline in expenditures is attributed to the combination of warmer weather and lower fuel prices. According to EIA's Winter Fuels Outlook, average household expenditures for homes heating primarily with natural gas will total $578 this winter, a $64 decline from last winter's average. Homes primarily using propane are expected to spend $1,437 this winter ($322 less). Homes heating primarily with heating oil are expected to spend $1,392 ($459 less). Homes heating primarily with electric heat are expected...
  • Transformation or Misinformation? Are Jesus’ Promises Real? What Hinders...Promises of Christ in Us?

    10/06/2015 8:02:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-05-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Transformation or Misinformation? Are Jesus’ Promises Real? What Hinders the Promises of Christ in Us? Msgr. Charles Pope • October 5, 2015 • A text that was read at daily Mass last week features Jesus describing remarkable blessings received by the disciples. He states these blessings as a simple and obvious fact for them, blessings never before received by anyone!Do you see your life this way? Are your blessings obvious to you? Do they distinguish you from those who never knew Christ? Does your relationship with Jesus Christ grant you obvious transformation or is that just misinformation and exaggeration?Consider the...
  • Cosmo Calls Kardashians ‘America’s First Family,’ But America Disagrees

    10/06/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    mediaite ^ | 10-5-15 | Andrew Husband
    The cutting edge of print journalism that is Cosmopolitan labeled the Kardashians as “America’s First Family” on the cover of its 50th anniversary issue in November. Needless to say, America (i.e. Twitter) does not agree with this sentiment, and has taken it upon itself to educate the half-a-century-old magazine. According to Uproxx, 16 pages of next month’s issue are dedicated to the family clan made famous by sisters Kim and Khloe‘s exploits in reality television, smartphone apps, and many, many other business endeavors. At this point, the Kardashian family is no longer a family — it’s a brand. Whether or...
  • Obama’s DOJ Sues Small Town for Nixing Rezoning Plan to Build Mosque

    10/06/2015 7:59:02 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 10-6-2015 | Pamela Geller
    The Obama Justice Department is suing an Illinois town for denying a rezoning application to convert an office building into an Islamic temple. Anywhere American law and Islamic law conflict, it’s American law that has to give way. Islamic supremacists and Muslim Brotherhood organizations like CAIR have once again called upon their running dogs at the Department of Justice, to impose the sharia and usurp American law for Islamic law. The DoJ has become the de facto legal arm of terror-tied Muslim Brotherhood groups in this country. What small town can go up against the U.S. government’s vast resources and...
  • On Day One of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first

    10/06/2015 7:55:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Catholic Family News ^ | October 5, 2015 | John L. Allen Jr.
    When the first Synod of Bishops on the family got underway last October, conservatives concerned with upholding traditional doctrine appeared caught off guard by a progressive push on several fronts, including relaxing the ban on Communion for Catholics who divorce and remarry outside the Church. The leading symbol of that disorientation was the way Hungarian Cardinal Péter Erdő, ostensibly the man supposed to guide the summit’s work in his role as “General Relator,” appeared to be sidelined by more progressive prelates, especially Italian Archbishop Bruno Forte, in producing a controversial interim report calling for greater openness on divorce, homosexuality, and...
  • Wall Street pay just hit a record high

    10/06/2015 7:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2015 | Portia Crowe
    Wall Street pay exploded last year to a record high. Average salaries, including bonuses, grew by 14% in 2014 to $404,800, according to a new report from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. After inflation, pay in 2014 was the third highest on record. The average Wall Street salary was nearly six times that of the rest of New York City's private sector, where the average salary was $72,300 last year. Bonuses were similar to their levels before the 2008 financial crisis. The average bonus, up more than 50% over the past three years, was $172,900 last year, according to...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, the biggest threat to internet, signed (Internet Censorship)

    10/06/2015 7:53:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 10/06/15 | Andrew Griffin
    An agreement that some campaigners have called the "biggest global threat to the internet" has just been signed, potentially bringing huge new restrictions on what people can do with their computers. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the conclusion of five years of negotiations, and will cover 40% of the world's economy. Its claimed purpose is to create a unified economic bloc so that companies and businesses can trade more easily — but it also puts many of the central principles of the internet in doubt, according to campaigners. One particularly controversial part of the provisions make it a crime to reveal...
  • Data Transfer Pact between EU and USA ruled invalid - Privacy protection related headache for US biz

    10/06/2015 7:53:06 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 8 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 10/06/2015 | Mark Scott
    <p>Europe’s highest court on Tuesday struck down an international agreement that had made it easy for companies to move people’s digital data between the European Union and the United States.</p> <p>The ruling, by the European Court of Justice, could make it more difficult for global technology giants — including the likes of Amazon and Apple, Google and Facebook — to collect and mine online information from their millions of users in the 28-member European Union.</p>
  • Suppressing Free Speech: The Orwellian mindset of professors at even "moderate" universities.

    10/06/2015 7:50:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/06/2015 | Prof. Walter Williams
    I receive loads of mail in response to my weekly nationally syndicated column. Some recent mail has been quite disturbing. Here's a sample: "Given your support of freedom on a great many issues, I wish to bring to your attention the following George Mason University staff who have formally called on the President to use RICO statutes to punish organizations and individuals who dispute the 'consensus' of the" Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The writer goes on to say, "I am appalled that anyone associated with George Mason would so misuse the power of the Federal government." The writer names...
  • Civics, but for Grown-Ups

    10/06/2015 7:48:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 6, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Some professors are more rooted in reality than others. Unfortunately, they tend to be retired. “President Lincoln called on every mother to whisper words of liberty to every listening babe,” William B. Allen, a professor emeritus at Michigan State University said in Indianapolis last weekend. “We should do the same for grownups.” Dr. Allen is the author of Reviving National Character in the Midst of Political Disorder. He was speaking at the regional meeting of the Philadelphia Society, a group of conservative intellectuals that was formed in the wake of the Goldwater defeat in 1964. Dr. Allen disputes the “nation...
  • President ‘Mumbo-Jumbo’

    10/06/2015 7:46:01 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | Bret Stephens
    President ‘Mumbo-Jumbo’ Obama’s preferred method for dealing with disagreement is denigration. Bret Stephens David Petraeus testified last month to the Senate Armed Services Committee on U.S. policy in the Middle East. Regarding Syria, the former general and CIA director urged a credible threat to destroy Bashar Assad’s air force if it continues to bomb its own people. He also recommended “the establishment of enclaves in Syria protected by coalition air power, where a moderate Sunni force could be supported and where additional forces could be trained, internally displaced persons could find refuge, and the Syrian opposition could organize.” But Barack...
  • Why Is Bernie Sanders so Popular?

    10/06/2015 7:44:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2015 | Ron Radosh
    Bernie Sanders must be smiling. Right now, the RCP average of polls [1] shows that in the upcoming New Hampshire primary, he is besting Hillary Clinton by 41.0 to 29.7. And in the Iowa caucus polls [2], Hillary Clinton sees Sanders closing in quickly as she wins by a slim 37.3 to SandersÂ’ 31.0.On Morning Joe today, Kristen Soltis Anderson and Mark Halperin attributed SandersÂ’ growing strength to his consistent message and his authenticity. They are correct that his message is both authentic and consistent, but it is new and fresh only to the thousands of college students who pack...
  • 10 Quotes to Help You Preserve Your Moral Sanity

    10/06/2015 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Michael Brown
    More than once in the last few years I’ve asked myself the question, “Has the whole world gone mad? Has everyone in our society lost the ability to think clearly? Are people no longer able to process facts and information? Are they so dominated by their emotions and by sound bites that truth and logic don’t seem to matter?” I remember vividly talking to a young man at a rally in Charlotte, NC a few months ago. The rally was surrounding the so-called “bathroom bill” that would have made all of the city’s public bathrooms and locker rooms gender-neutral. This...
  • NASA Planetary Protection Officer Profiled (EPA for the planets)

    10/06/2015 7:37:52 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 17 replies
    NYT via AIAA Newsletter ^ | 10/05/2015 | KENNETH CHANG
    The New York Times (10/6, Chang, Subscription Publication) posts a feature on NASA Planetary Protection Officer Catharine Conley, whose job “is not so much protecting Earth from aliens as protecting other planets from Earth.” Conley is responsible for making sure than NASA missions to Mars and elsewhere do not pollute or contaminate alien worlds.
  • Calculating: Joe Biden Leaked "Dying Son's Wish"- Floats Elizabeth Warren as VP

    10/06/2015 7:37:01 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 43 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/06/2015 | Teresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Man, I get to say a big, fat ‘I told you so’ on this one. I’ve written on Joe Biden getting into the race quite a bit. I contend he will and that Elizabeth Warren will be his VP pick. He has shamelessly used his dead son and his wife to launch his presidential bid. That says a lot about someone who claims to be a staunch Catholic. Calculating doesn’t quite cover it. He’s standing on his dead son’s body to get sympathy and using it as a weapon to walk into the White House. Now, that’s impressively manipulative and...
  • War Party Targets Putin and Assad

    10/06/2015 7:31:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Having established a base on the Syrian coast, Vladimir Putin last week began air strikes on ISIS and other rebel forces seeking to overthrow Bashar Assad. A longtime ally of Syria, Russia wants to preserve its toehold on the Mediterranean, help Assad repel the threat, and keep the Islamic terrorists out of Damascus. Russia is also fearful that the fall of Assad would free up the Chechen terrorists in Syria to return to Russia. In intervening to save Assad, Putin is doing exactly what we are doing to save our imperiled allies in Baghdad and Kabul. Yet Putin's intervention has...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Campus Empire

    10/06/2015 7:30:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 5, 2015 | Mary Grabar
    The original post appeared on the website Dissident Prof. Posted October 2, 2015, by Mary Grabar: As reported last week, Planned Parenthood’s lobbying efforts against the vote to deny them federal funds was assisted by Hamilton College, which hosted “performance artist” Rhodessa Jones, along with about a dozen representatives from the local Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, to give students a Planned Parenthood-positive message. The college continued the push by participating in the nationwide “Pink Out” day on September 29. In a campus-wide email Hamilton students were asked to “show appreciation for Planned Parenthood by wearing pink.” They were invited to...
  • Who Will Save Middle East Christians: Obama or Putin?

    10/06/2015 7:30:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2015 | Fay Voshell
    Few Western foreign policy analysts have taken seriously Vladimir Putin's radical reorientation of Russia from communism back to Russian Orthodox Christianity. Putin is perhaps uniquely qualified to discern that his nation's identity has been for centuries within a spiritual, distinctly Christian narrative and that a violent rending of Russia's historically religious roots led to utter disaster for the Russian peoples. Son of a militant atheist and a pious mother, Putin lived through the collapse of the Soviet Union and the resurgence of capitalism as defined in Russian terms. Though raised a secularist, he is now a devout Christian in the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-06-15, OM, St. Bruno, Priest

    10/06/2015 7:29:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies ^ | 10-06-15 | Revised New American Bible
    October 6, 2015   Tuesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jon 3:1-10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: “Set out for the great city of Nineveh,and announce to it the message that I will tell you.”So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,according to the LORD’s bidding.Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;it took three days to go through it.Jonah began his journey through the city,and had gone but a single day’s walk announcing,“Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed,”when the people of Nineveh believed God;they proclaimed a fast...
  • A New Global Police to Fight “Violent Extremism” in the U.S.?

    10/06/2015 7:28:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Why exactly does Obama want the “Strong Cities Network”? The Obama administration plans to create a global police force that counters “violent extremism” in the United States and elsewhere. The problem is that in Obama-speak “violent extremism” refers not only to jihadists wishing to harm Americans but also to conservatives and Tea Party activists. Just ask all the law-abiding right-of-center nonprofit groups targeted by Lois Lerner’s IRS during the Obama presidency. Ominously, President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch unveiled the Strong Cities Network last week at the United Nations. America’s chief executive, who speaks in hushed and reverent...
  • On Taxes, Trump Is No Reagan: What About The Spending Side Of The Budget?

    10/06/2015 7:27:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/06/2015 | James Capretta
    President Ronald Reagan is invoked incessantly by conservative commentators and politicians, but never more so than when the subject is taxes. And so it was when Donald Trump released his plan for tax reform. Several conservative commentators have done Trump a favor (and the public a disservice) by vouching for the legitimacy of the plan and saying it is very much in the Reagan tradition. That gives Trump far too much credit. His tax plan bears a superficial resemblance to Reagan’s agenda, but Reagan would never have proposed something so transparently infeasible. Reagan is invoked too casually on taxes both...
  • Mother of Oregon Gunman Loves Guns, Donald Trump

    10/06/2015 7:24:23 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 36 replies
    Time ^ | 10/5/2015 | Charlotte Alter
    The mother of the man who killed nine people and himself at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week wrote extensively on social media about her love of guns and her difficulty raising an autistic child, the New York Times reports. Laurel Margaret Harper, mother of gunman Chris Harper-Mercer, wrote that she kept AR-15 and AK-47 semiautomatic rifles and a Glock handgun in their home, and cited her son as her source on facts about gun laws. Writing on Yahoo Answers under the name TweetyBird, she mocked “lame states” with tough gun-control laws, and said that because of the multiple...
  • If Your Town Is Failing, Just Go: A prescription for impoverished communities

    10/06/2015 7:23:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/06/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The town where my parents grew up and where my grandparents lived no longer exists. Phillips, Texas, is a ghost town. Before that it was a company town, a more or less wholly owned subsidiary of the Phillips Petroleum Company. Phillips had already lost a great deal of its population as highway improvements sent residents off to the relative urban sophistication of Borger, and there were fewer than 2,000 people living there in 1980 when an explosion at the refinery destroyed practically all of the town’s economic infrastructure, along with a fair number of houses. Phillips, Inc., in the end...