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  • Police union declares war on de Blasio after murder of officers

    12/22/2014 4:16:24 AM PST · by RoosterRedux
    capitalnewyork.com ^ | Sally Goldenberg, Gloria Pazmino and Azi Paybarah
    Amid an outpouring of condemnation of the slaying of two NYPD officers, the city's highest-profile police union official focused his outrage on the mayor. Following a somber press conference during which de Blasio and NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton recounted the facts of the execution-style death of the two police officers, Patrolmen's Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch blamed City Hall for the double murder. "There is blood on many hands tonight. Those that incited violence on the street under the guise of protests that tried to tear down what New York City police officers did every day," Lynch said during a...
  • Archaeologists Unearth Entryway to King Herod's Palace

    12/22/2014 4:13:15 AM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 19, 2014 | Alan Boyle
    Workers stand near the newly uncovered monumental entryway to the Herodian Palace in Herodium National Park, outside of Bethlehem in the West Bank. The entry, at right, is a corridor with a complex system of arches on three separate levels. The arches buttressed the corridor's massive side walls, allowing the king and his entourage direct passage into the palace courtyard. Israeli archaeologists are showing off the monumental, many-arched corridor that led to Herod the Great's hilltop palace near Jerusalem in the first century. The corridor in the ancient fortress of Herodium, about 7 miles (12 kilometers) south of Jerusalem,...
  • Revolutionary lens restores complete vision to ageing eyes

    12/22/2014 4:06:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | December 22, 2014 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    New implant improves vision for older people struggling with cataracts, astigmatism, or long and short-sightedness. For many people getting older brings a catalogue of vision problems which make everyday tasks like reading and driving a major challenge. But a new lens implant which mimics the working of a youthful eye is giving sight back to people struggling with cataracts, astigmatism, or long and short-sightedness. It is the first lens that corrects for all types of vision problems at once and can be inserted in just a simple operation. It works at any distance and in any light condition, acting more...
  • Box Office: 'Hobbit: Five Armies' Crushes 'Museum,' 'Annie' With $90.6M

    12/22/2014 3:59:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opened to a massive $90.6 million in North America, while Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Annie both suffered soft starts as the crucial year-end holidays got underway. Overseas, the final Hobbit entry also dominated, grossing another $105.5 million for a 12-day international total of $265 million and early world haul of $355.6 million. Five Armies soared in its five-day domestic debut after earning an A- CinemaScore, including a weekend tally of $56.2 million. Box-office comparisons to the previous Hobbit films aren't exactly parallel as the first...
  • Using the Law to Stop the IRS

    12/22/2014 3:54:04 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2013 | John Ransom
    I was intrigued by an article posted by Dan Mitchell from Cato here over the weekend that in part said that how Republicans treat reform at the Joint Committee on Taxation (and the CBO) as a kind of an IQ test. As Mitchell notes “when JCT does revenue estimates, the bureaucrats grease the skids for anti-growth tax policy by overstating revenue losses from lower tax rates and overstating revenue gains from higher tax rates.”And indeed they do. In fact, both the CBO and the JTC act as giant Ways and Means committees for higher taxes and bigger government. But that’s...
  • Russian Facebook blocks page supporting Putin's biggest critic [Facebook CAVES]

    12/22/2014 3:52:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    upi ^ | 12/21/14 | Fred Lambert
    Facebook blocked a page calling for a demonstration in support of one of President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics after being pressured to do so by Russian Internet regulators.
  • How Many More Dead Police Officers Will the Mob Want?

    12/22/2014 3:52:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jack Dunphy
    Shout out the homie who shot those cops in Brooklyn.What do we want? came the shouted question from the marchers in New York City on Dec. 13. Dead cops! came the reply. When do we want it? Now! It took seven days, perhaps too long to satisfy the mobs impatience, but now that they have two dead police officers, how many more will they want? I have for years instructed young police officers placed in my charge that they cannot go about their duties thinking everyone they meet will try to kill them. But, I warn them, nor can they...
  • StopFake.org Top 75 Review

    12/22/2014 3:51:33 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    StopFake.org ^ | December 10, 2014 - 16:15 | StopFake.org
    Our reader Sam King made a StopFake Review in English with some added comments. There are top 75 cases that provide evidence of Russias Kremlin attempts to lie about their invasion of Ukraine. Most cases show Kremlin Backed Media companies using old photos to create false reports.
  • A Happy Christmas for the Castro Regime

    12/22/2014 3:46:36 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    AFTER FIVE YEARS in a Cuban dungeon, American aid contractor Alan Gross was finally freed Wednesday, his release part of a deal to restore full diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. But there will be no freedom for the many thousands of Cuban citizens locked in the Castros' prisons — not even after a US embassy is reopened in Havana. The United States has always had diplomatic ties with nasty regimes. In that sense, President Obama's announcement last week that he intends to normalize relations with Cuba merely adds another to the list. But Cuba isn't just another...
  • Russian Military Jet Nearly Collides With Passenger Plane

    12/22/2014 3:37:22 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | December 14, 2014 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL
    Swedish defense officials have said a Russian military aircraft nearly collided south of Sweden with a commercial passenger plane shortly after takeoff from Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 12. Sweden's air force chief, Major General Micael Byden, said the Russian warplane's transponders -- which make the plane detectable to commercial radar -- were shut off. Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist called the incident "serious" and "inappropriate," although he added the Russian plane had not violated Swedish air space. "This is outright dangerous when you turn off the transponder," Hultqvist told Swedish radio. Hultqvist said both Danish and Swedish jet fighters were...
  • Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters (The nerve!)

    12/22/2014 3:34:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 22, 2014 | Olivia Nuzzi
    At a peaceful gathering of the Justice League, they condemned the killings of Officers Liu and Ramos, but also wondered why the slaying of citizens by cops doesnt spark as much outrage.A modest crowd moved East on 110th Street in New York City on Sunday evening. They walked silently, some carrying Anthora cups illuminated by candlesticks, others holding plastic tea lights handed out by protest organizers. A few carried signs: "IMAGINE JUSTICE," "BLACK LIVES MATTER," "CLAIM HUMANITY." But mostly they just walked, their faces somber, their hands shaking as the snow began to fall. The peaceful vigil was somewhat unexpected,...
  • Mistral Deal in Doubt: France either delivers warships or give Moscow refund, says Russian official

    12/22/2014 3:25:51 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 21, 2014 | Ukraine Today
    Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov has told Interfax that France must decide by the end of the year if it will deliver two mistral class warships or give Moscow a refund. He also reportedly said that the second option of a refund "might even be preferable."
  • De Blasio hides after praying at St. Patricks Cathedral

    12/22/2014 3:15:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 22, 2014 | Michael Gartland, Priscilla DeGregory and Bruce Golding
    As cops were being threatened and assaulted and the city reeled over the execution of two officers, Mayor de Blasio prayed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday — then went into hiding. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton visited the scene of the horrific attack in Brooklyn and Gov. Cuomo paid a wrenching condolence call to the home of one of the slain cops, but de Blasio ran from reporters and was nowhere to be found after the church service. [Snip] In other developments while de Blasio was AWOL: The NYPD said it is investigating more than a dozen threatened copycat attacks after Officers...
  • NYPD officers turn backs to mayor before presser on murdered cops; Twitter sparks fly

    12/22/2014 3:11:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    WGN Channel 9 ^ | 1:03 PM, December 21, 2014 | WGN Channel 9
    Police officers turned their backs on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he walked into his press conference about the two NYPD officers shot and killed ambush-style in Brooklyn.
  • The Democratic Party Killed Two Cops in New York

    12/22/2014 3:09:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    A lynch mob is all fun and games until someone actually gets lynched. At first everyone has a good time marching around and shouting Black Lives Matter and I Cant Breathe. The police are accused of being racist killers by the defenders of actual racist killers like Mumia Abu Jamal.
  • Time: Right-Wing Militias Are The Real Threat To Cops

    12/22/2014 3:02:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2014 | Scott Greer
    Time Magazine warned of a growing threat to cops nationwide in September 2010. The nationally renowned publication argued that sinister individuals would launch targeted attacks against police officers and even ambush them in their patrol cars. Time alerted readers that these groups and individuals have a disturbing hatred of cops and that there was a real threat of lone-wolf attacks. Who are these groups that present such a threat to police? Right-wing militias, according to Time. [Snip] Scores of armed antigovernment groups, some of them far more radical, have formed or been revived during the Obama years, according to law-enforcement...
  • Gangbangers Unbound (Explains a lot)

    12/22/2014 3:01:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2014 | J.R. Dunn
    Rafael Ramos and Wenjin Liu died because of the campaign to vilify police. Even as the events of Ferguson begin to fade, the campaign it helped engender rolls on, with new reports of demonstrations and protests appearing almost daily. Last week Carol Jackson, a federal judge, restricted police tactics against protestors. (This is kind of odd in and of itself. The last thing people want to hear about during the holidays is some hood getting his comeuppance. The same can be said about Sen. Feinsteins torture report -- waterboarding is not likely to play well during the sleigh bell season....
  • Did China Help North Korea Hack Sony?

    12/22/2014 2:58:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2014/12/21 | Gordon G. Chang
    Did China Help North Korea Hack Sony? A senior administration official told CNN yesterday that Washington had asked Beijing for assistance in connection with the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a unit of Sony Corporation. We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to share information, express our concerns about this attack, and to ask for their cooperation, the official told the network. To enlist the Chinese to its side, the White House has avoided the ticklish issue of Beijings assistance to the Kim regime. So at the moment the Obama administration is blaming North Koreaand only North Koreafor the...
  • Ticket to the White House set to cost at least $1bn

    12/22/2014 2:46:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Financial Times ^ | December 21, 2014 | Megan Murphy
    It is set to be one of the toughest US presidential races and certainly its most expensive. With 687 days to go to election day, the 2016 campaign is already rich with storylines as candidates hone their messages and handshakes for the gruelling primary schedule ahead. Will voters warm to another contest between Americas two modern political dynasties in Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush? Or will other, less well-known candidates capitalise on unrest in the US over its widening economic and social fault lines and growing disquiet over its role as the worlds policeman? For Republicans, the field will be...
  • Hillary Clintons Wall Street Allies CRUSH Elizabeth Warren in the First Battle of the Dem Primary

    12/22/2014 2:29:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon's The Editor's Blog ^ | December 12, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Liberals powerless to stop the Clinton-Wall Street gravy train.Despite her best efforts and most passionate gesticulations, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) failed to shut down the government on Thursday, thus proving her political clout is vastly inferior to that of GOP colleague Ted Cruz. Warren had urged House Democrats to block a controversial spending package, which included a provision to roll back a portion of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill known as the swaps pushout rule. Warren, for the record, does not like Wall Street. It is time for all of us to stand up and fight, she said on...
  • Dont Blame Sony Blame Obama and the Tort System

    12/22/2014 2:28:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-22-2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    It's shameful that a company like Sony would go groveling to a deceitful, tyrannical, un-American thug, but this column is not about Sonys sucking up to Al Sharpton. This column is about a tort system that is dedicated not to justice but to making lawyers richer, and it comes not only at the price of American prosperity but at the cost of our liberty as well. Certainly, Sony has a yellow streak as wide as Seth Rogens gut. Its creepy supplication to that race-hustling, MSNBC troll shows its true cowardly character, since Sharpton unlike North Korea doesnt have...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! December 22, 2014

    12/22/2014 1:55:26 AM PST · by sneakers · 5 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread, our group been meeting here since 2008. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air but, whether they do or not, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Mayor De Blasios Bloody Hands - Obama, Holder, and the Left's climate of hate

    12/22/2014 1:53:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 22, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The climate of hate in Dallas was real,and it had real consequences,wrote former New York Times columnist Frank Rich in response to a letter to the editor criticizing his 2011 New York Magazine essay titled What Killed JFK. So the obvious question:New York Citys current police commissioner Bill Bratton said this past Saturday night of the cold-blooded murder of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos:They were, quite simply,assassinatedtargeted for their uniform,and for the responsibility they embraced..................Whether its inviting the infamous race agitator Al Sharpton to the White House dozens upon dozens of times(Obama)or giving speeches in which the message...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/22/2014 12:48:09 AM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 1 replies
    12-22-14 | Kitty Mittens
    Exodus 15:18 ~The LORD Shall Reign Forever and Ever~
  • VIDEO: Turning the tide against ISIS on the Kurdish frontier

    12/22/2014 12:24:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 1 Hour ago
    VIDEO: Turning the tide against ISIS on the Kurdish frontier
  • The Syrian Army Is Shrinking, And Assad Is Running Out Of Soldiers

    12/21/2014 11:44:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    IBD ^ | December 17, 2014 | Alessandria MasI
    When the U.S. launched an airstrike campaign in Syria to degrade and destroy the so-called Islamic State, some were concerned that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad would indirectly benefit from the destruction rained down on its enemies by America and its allies. Now, nearly three months later, Assad is desperate for manpower to maintain control in areas where pro-regime support is dwindling. U.S. airstrikes, concentrated in areas with a heavy Islamic State presence, have allowed Assad to reallocate some resources, but his army is facing a huge problem: It's running out of soldiers. Ground forces have shrunk from...
  • Iraqi Kurd Fighters Take Sinjar Back From ISIS

    12/21/2014 11:40:43 PM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 21, 2014| | Anugrah Kumar
    Iraqi Kurd Fighters Take Sinjar Back From ISIS (Photo: Reuters/Azad Lashkari) A convoy of Kurdish peshmerga fighters drive through Arbil after leaving a base in northern Iraq, on their way to the Syrian town of Kobani, October 28, 2014. By Anugrah Kumar December 21, 2014|9:38 am Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have announced that they've taken the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar back from Islamic State militants in a battle months after tens of thousands of minority Yazidis had to flee their homes while others remained trapped after the town's capture by the terrorists.The Kurd soldiers, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, Saturday reached...
  • Merkel plan to send German troops to Iraq may require law change

    12/21/2014 11:01:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:32PM GMT 11 Dec 2014 | Justin Huggler
    Germany is planning to send troops to Iraq in a major break with the military policy it has followed since the end of the Second World War, and one that may even require the countrys constitution to be changed, according to reports. Angela Merkels government wants to send troops to northern Iraq to help train Kurdish forces fighting in the struggle against Islamic State (ISIL). German troops were have served with international forces in Afghanistan, Bosnia and elsewhere, but until now they have only taken part in missions with an international mandate from the UN, or as part of the...
  • Why The Devil Hates Joseph's Tomb

    12/21/2014 10:56:29 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    08-15-14 | Bill Randles
    In leiu of the folowwing recent story1,500 Jews Find Vandalism at Josephs Tomb for Hanukkah out of Nablus Israel, An Arutz Sheva article about Jewish pilgrims coming to pray at Josephs tomb and finding that Muslims had badly vandalized it, I thought I would rerun this article from 2011- enjoy and happy Channukah! By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.(Hebrews 11:22)And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which...
  • [HHS Secretary] Burwell Recruits Liberal Faith Leaders to Promote Obamacare

    12/21/2014 10:46:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 18, 2014 - 1:59 PM | Penny Starr
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell met with faith organizations from across the country last week to ask them to help people enroll in federal health care insurance plans created through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. [] While addressing reporters, Burwell was flanked by two people who attended the meeting: Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, National Catholic Social Justice Lobby and Amy Cotton, senior policy manager at the National Council of Jewish Women. Campbell supported liberal causes, including the reelection of President Barack Obama. In September, Campbell and other nun activists did their third tour to...
  • 1,500 Jews Find Vandalism at Josephs Tomb for Hanukkah (Nablus, Israel)

    12/21/2014 10:31:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 12/22/2014, 8:23 AM | Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar
    After more than a month with no Jewish visitors allowed, over 1,500 Jews on Sunday night went to Kever Yosef (Josephs Tomb) in Shechem (Nablus) located in Samaria to pray at the grave of the Jewish patriarch from the Torahonly to find it vandalized. The Jewish visitors discovered that the electric system of the tomb compound was destroyed, with light bulbs and fluorescent light fixtures smashed, leaving the Tomb in utter darkness. In an almost symbolic act hearkening to the Hanukkah story in which the Maccabees rededicated the Second Temple with light after the Greek occupiers desecrated it, the visitors...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-22-14

    12/21/2014 10:30:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 22, 2014Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent    Reading 1 1 Sm 1:24-28 In those days,Hannah brought Samuel with her,along with a three-year-old bull,an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine,and presented him at the temple of the LORD in Shiloh. After the boy’s father had sacrificed the young bull,Hannah, his mother, approached Eli and said:“Pardon, my lord!As you live, my lord,I am the woman who stood near you here, praying to the LORD. I prayed for this child, and the LORD granted my request. Now I, in turn, give him to the LORD;as long as...
  • Russian Nuclear Bombers Again Buzz Guam

    12/21/2014 10:10:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 19, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Russian strategic bombers conducted a third circumnavigation of the U.S. Pacific island of Guam last week as other bombers flew close to Alaska and Europe, defense officials said. Two Tu-95 Bear H bombers made the flight around Guam, a key U.S. military hub in the western Pacific, on Dec. 13. No U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow the bombers. Separately, two Canadian F-18s intercepted two Bear bombers that intruded into the Alaska air defense identification zone on Dec. 8 that a military spokesman called unwanted, provocative, and potentially destabilizing. Around the same time in Europe, NATO jets intercepted Russian...
  • For Advent: Yes, Virginia, there is a God

    12/21/2014 9:53:10 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Return to Order.org ^ | 12-19-14 | Norman Fulkerson
    Yes, Virginia, there is a God Posted on December 19, 2014 by Guest WriterWritten by Norman FulkersonIt is has become a custom for practically every newspaper in America to reprint, during the Christmas season, the marvelous editorial, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” Since it first appeared in 1897, it has become an indelible part of Christmas tradition in our country. It is no secret why.Virginia’s Letter: A Priceless RelicThe central figure in the story is an innocent girl named Virginia O’Hanlon who is told by her “little friends” that Santa does not exist. She writes a letter...
  • The Tiller Report II (Abortionist)

    12/21/2014 9:49:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | 2004/2006 | Operation Rescue
    Tiller the Killer George Richard Tiller, 65, owns and operates Womens Health Care Services, located at 5101-5107 E. Kellogg Avenue, Wichita, KS 67218, the largest outpatient late-term abortion facility outside of Communist China. He and his wife (and clinic co-owner), Jeanne , make their home in an exclusive gated community Tiller built the 18-room, 8,500 square-foot house in Wichita, once assessed at $732,000 but now worth over $1 million, after years of persistent picketing drove him from his previous home in nearby Andover, Kansas. The Tillers have four natural children, now adults, and raised a nephew, the son of one...
  • Jeb Bushs Ties to Donors Put Rivals in a Bind [Vacuums Away Big Donors!]

    12/21/2014 9:48:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 21, 2014 | PATRICK OCONNOR and BETH REINHARD
    Jeb Bushs Ties to Donors Put Rivals in a Bind Network of GOP Contributors Could Hamper Other Republicans Fund-Raising By PATRICK OCONNOR and BETH REINHARD Jeb Bushs announcement that he will explore a White House bid threatens years of painstaking spadework by other Republicans who have cultivated many of the wealthy donors loyal to the former Florida governors family. Mr. Bush is heir to a vaunted network of Republican contributors built over his familys two presidencies, his own governorship and other campaigns. It is one of the most formidable assets in GOP politics and could...
  • #AGU14 NASAs Orbiting Carbon Observatory shows surprising CO2 emissions in Southern Hemisphere

    12/21/2014 9:42:09 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, as recorded by NASAs Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2. Carbon dioxide concentrations are highest above northern Australia, southern Africa and eastern Brazil. Preliminary analysis of the African data shows the high levels there are largely driven by the burning of savannas and forests. Elevated carbon dioxide can also be seen above industrialized Northern Hemisphere regions in China, Europe and South America and Africa. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechThe first global maps of atmospheric carbon dioxide from NASAs new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission demonstrate its performance and promise, showing elevated carbon dioxide concentrations across...
  • Obama's Federal Judges: Eleven Openly Gay Of His 305 District Court And Circuit Court Nominees

    December 19, 2014 JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS Recent Judicial Confirmations Put Obama Ahead of Predecessors This week, the Senate confirmed a dozen judicial nominees before the end of the lame duck session, reports Jennifer Bendery at The Huffington Post. That puts Obama at a whopping 89 district court and circuit court confirmations for the year, and means he'll wrap up his sixth year in office with a grand total of 305 district court and circuit court confirmations -- a tally that puts him well beyond where his predecessors were by this point in their presidencies. Many of these new judges will add...
  • UK: Muslim abducts, rapes woman: You white women are good at it

    12/21/2014 9:30:29 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 21, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take captives of the right hand (Quran 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). ... The rape of captive women is also sanctioned in Islamic tradition: .. The Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared in May 2011 that we are in the era of jihad, and that meant Muslims would take slaves ... on May 25, 2011, a female Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, also spoke out in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and the parameters of Islamic morality. ... Asian father-of-four raped pub worker...
  • Germans Protest Islam, Leftwing Media Denounces Putin

    12/21/2014 9:24:20 PM PST · by juliosevero · 24 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Germans Protest Islam, Leftwing Media Denounces Putin By Julio Severo On Monday, December 15, some 15,000 people in Germany took part in a demonstration labeled by the German press as xenophobic. The demonstration was held by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA, by its German-language acronym), whose main objective is to oppose Islamic immigration from the Middle East and Africa. Since October, PEGIDA has held weekly rallies against Islam. German chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned PEGIDA, declaring, There is no place in Germany for those who are instigating hatred against immigrants. She also denounced the...
  • Former Tiller employee alleged insurance fraud, kickbacks

    12/21/2014 9:19:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Live action news ^ | Aug 29, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    The murder of Dr. George Tiller was rightly condemned by every reputable pro-life group in America including Live Action. Dr. Tiller has been hailed as a hero and martyr by the pro-choice community. He performed third trimester abortions on women who came to him from all over the country. Tracey Jones was the former administrative director of Dr. Tillers clinic. She would later file suit against Tiller, claiming she was denied overtime wages for menial tasks she was instructed to do around the office. Her testimony was published in The Tiller Report, a publication by Operation Rescue which exposed disturbing...
  • Christie calls on Obama to demand Cuba return cop killer Joanne Chesimard

    12/21/2014 8:58:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    nj.com ^ | Erin O'Neill
    Gov. Chris Christie has called on President Barack Obama to demand that Cuba return a woman convicted of killing a New Jersey State Police officer in 1973 before the United States moves forward with a plan to restore diplomatic relations with the communist nation. The Republican governor wrote in a letter to Obama that he profoundly disagrees with the decision announced last week to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba, saying he does not share the view that taking that step "without a clear commitment from the Cuban government of the steps they will take to reverse decades of human rights...
  • French Official: Russia plotting to start war on Israel

    12/21/2014 8:57:14 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 45 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/2014 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV Russia is preparing a contingency plan to prompt Hezbollah and possibly the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad into a direct military conflict with Israel, according to a French official who has been apprised of the situation. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the contingency was meant to be used as a card against the West, particularly the U.S. and European Union, which has been engaged in efforts to isolate Moscow...
  • Atheists Couldn't Stop This Flash Mob of Amazing Grace

    12/21/2014 8:55:27 PM PST · by metmom · 13 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jen Thompson
    When one lady asked for volunteers to join her at a Rivertown Mall in Grandville, Michigan, to sing "Amazing Grace," 250 people responded with RSVPs, and over 1,000 showed up at the mall. What makes this different from other "flash mobs" is that the lyrics were given out in a high-quality gospel tract form (so that anyone could join in with the singing). "Fortunately the singing at the Rivertown Mall was video-taped, and it brought tears to my eyes," says Ray Comfort, who came up with the idea. "In the clip you can see people holding the tracts as they...
  • Retired Cops Discuss Ways to Stop de Blasio From Attending Funerals of Slain Officers

    12/21/2014 8:49:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    breitbat ^ | 12/21/14 | Kerry Picket
    Retired NYPD members are discussing ways to keep New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio away from the funerals of recently-murdered NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. One tactic, suggested in a popular law enforcement web forum, instructed officers to block the Mayors motorcade when it approached one of the funerals: All unions should reach out to their retired members. Use us to block this POS Mayor from attending these funerals. I dont know if the fallen are from the City or not, but it shouldnt matter. We can assemble en masse, and start a peaceful protest when his...
  • Live Video of an Abortion Procedure [Caution! Graphic]

    12/21/2014 8:33:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | December 17, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    This video shows an abortion and the bodies of aborted babies. It is extremely graphic and disturbing. There are millions of abortions done every day in the world, and over 3500 in the United States. The first baby in this video appears to be in the second trimester. There are hundreds of abortions a day done at this stage in the US alone. An abortion clinic worker also appears in the video. Her speech on how abortion is a loving and sacred act is contrasted with the reality shown in the abortion video. Here is the video: Viewer discretion is...
  • Sometimes its a baby, sometimes its not

    12/21/2014 8:25:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 3, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    From Lydia, an administrator at an abortion clinic: Patients who have a wanted pregnancy and lose it, or choose abortions because of fetal anomalies, always call it the baby. It is a baby to them, developed or not Some women never connect to the pregnancy For them, it is nothing like a baby. It is just there, and they want it removed. They would hate the word baby and do not use it. Our job is to meet the woman where she is and provide her with accurate information. I do not feel it is my job to correct terminology...
  • When Kids Stop Believing in Santa Claus

    12/21/2014 8:18:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/21/2014 | OLGA KHAZAN
    Earlier this week, a woman wrote in to Slate's Dear Prudence advice chat asking whether it's considered lying to allow her daughter, who is three, to continue to believe in Santa Claus. Prudie's take: Nah. "Reality will eventually out," wrote the columnist, Emily Yoffe, "but theres so much reality in this life, that one of the delights of childhood, and of being a parent, is to spread a little fairy dust occasionally." Later in the chat, though, another person wrote in saying that his or her parents kept the Santa thing going until the writer was nine, at which point...
  • Gun Control PSA Encourages Minor Delinquency (UNBELIEVABLE!)

    12/21/2014 8:16:51 PM PST · by MeatshieldActual · 28 replies
    December 21st, 2014 | MeatshieldActual
    Wow, I just found this incredibly stupid gun-control PSA on Youtube. This video basically advocates for children of gun owners to steal their parent's weapons, take them to school, and turn them in to their teachers! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFOhBAH3zPA If this has been posted to the wrong area, I apologize.
  • Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats

    12/21/2014 8:15:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/21/2014 | Joel Kotkin
    Democrats are pushing race and environmental issues when they should be embracing the lunch-bucket themes that once built party dominance. Meanwhile, voters flee. Once giants walked this earth, and some of them were Democrats. In sharp contrast to the thin gruel that passes for leadership today, the old party of the people, with all its flaws, shaped much of the modern world, and usually for the better. Think of Franklin Roosevelt or Harry Truman, John Kennedy, or Californias Pat Brown, politicians who believed in American greatness, economic growth, and upward mobility. For more than 40 years, the Democratic Party has...