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  • Concealed Carrier Saves Police Officer from Mob

    02/12/2016 5:40:33 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 3 replies
    USA Carry ^ | 02/10/2016 | by Michael Jenkins
    When a police officer in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania came under attack by a group of young people, the intervention of a citizen armed with a handgun prevented further tragedy. The incident took place on Friday, February 5th. A police officer on routine patrol near Upper Darby High School broke up a fight between several students. In response, a group of nearly 40 young people began to harass and threaten him. Two young men stepped forward and began to physically assault the uniformed officer. A neighbor in a nearby home took action. Armed with a handgun, he left his house and...
  • ...Hunter stumbles across crashed plane in the remote Utah wilderness - but it's empty

    02/12/2016 5:39:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies ^ | 02/05/2016 | corey charlton
    A Utah hunter received the shock of his life when he stumbled upon the remains of a crashed airplane while walking through the remote wilderness. Tom Austin, who runs a guide service in the area, was walking through Valley Park when he and others in his group spotted something shiny in the distance. Seeing only vehicle and foot tracks around the plane, he feared they were about to find dead bodies inside the Cessna 205 cockpit.
  • Kim Jong-un: Tyrant, Psychopath, Mac User

    02/12/2016 5:37:08 PM PST · by IncPen · 5 replies
    Kotaku ^ | 2-11-2016 | Brian Ashcraft
    He might hate the United States, but he sure digs those designed-in-California computers. You probably wouldn’t take Kim Jong-un as a Mac user. Usually, in photos of him checking out military computers, we see the North Korean dictator in front of a P.C. [Image: AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS] Advertisement However, a handful of photos of the supreme leader at his own desk show him with Macs, leading to the assumption that while the military may use PCs, his personal preference is Mac. For example, Reuters correspondent James Pearson, who covers North Korea and South Korea, tweeted out this...
  • GOP mega-donors frozen in frustration

    02/12/2016 5:36:22 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/12/16 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Some of the biggest Republican donors, who collectively have contributed tens of millions of dollars to shape the presidential race, are tightening their purse strings out of frustration with their inability to boost their favored candidates, or to slow Donald Trump. Rather than continuing to write huge checks to support the cluster of establishment candidates jockeying to emerge as the leading alternative to Trump, a billionaire real estate showman roundly despised by the GOP elite, these donors have mostly retreated to the sidelines. They're watching anxiously, hoping that the field sorts itself out, according to interviews with a half dozen...
  • Russian Pranksters Prank Call Erdogen

    02/12/2016 5:28:31 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 8 replies
    Pravda ^ | 2/12/16
    Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus played a hoax on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a prank phone call to the Turkish president, the two introduced themselves as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk. Erdogan called the President of Ukraine his "dear friend." During the conversation, the sides discussed the intention to build a dialogue between the two countries that "suffered from Russian sanctions. The pranksters also offered Poroshenko to coordinate their actions against Moscow. The Turkish president welcomed the idea to cooperate against Russia. Vovan and Lexus uploaded the announcement of the conversation on their official...
  • Dutch try and fail to stop export of dogs to Israel

    02/12/2016 5:20:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 2/12/2016, 1:46 PM | Matt Wanderman
    The government in the Netherlands attempted to ban the export of dogs to Israel, claiming that the IDF uses them as "weapons," but was unable to find a legal means to do so. EU Observer reports that Minister for Foreign Trade Lilianne Ploumen investigated the possibility through the European Commission and other supervisory organizations. EU countries can only restrict exports in certain cases, and such cases are typically decided by the EU as a whole. Ploumen had suggested to the European Commission that service dogs could fall under the dual-use regulation, which deal with objects that have both civilian and...
  • 'Thank you Russia!' Life after the siege for pro-regime Syrians

    02/12/2016 5:19:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | February 12, 2016 | Frederik Pleitgen
    "Thank you Russia! Thank you Hezbollah! Thank you Iran!" shouts the man, as he passes us in the busy square. Nearby, a photograph of Bashar al-Assad beams down from the front of the town hall, and banners in support of the Syrian President hang outside the main mosque. This is Nubl, a mostly Shia, pro-government town in Syria, so close to the border with Turkey that on the way here our phones constantly switched to Turkish mobile networks. Until two weeks ago Nubl and its neighbor al-Zahra were under siege; various rebel factions, including the al-Nusra Front and others linked...
  • Exploiting the Poor: Hospitals and Chain Drug Stores

    02/12/2016 5:19:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Dan Horowitz
    Recently, a number of purportedly conservative commentators have been making the case against reform of a gaping loophole in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) "340b" program. But like the seedy snake oil salesmen of the Old West, these boisterous naysayers are not merely engaged in a game of corporate Three Card Monty. Sadly, these shills are now working - both in public and through quiet lobbying of Congress - to stop recommended improvements seeking to put a stop to wasteful and unnecessary spending. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), part of HHS, oversees the 340b...
  • LIVE Interview with Charles Ortel on Banking Crisis, Hillary Clinton, and more... 2/13 8 AM EST

    02/12/2016 5:17:35 PM PST · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 12, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Don't miss this live interview!! Tomorrow, Saturday 2/13, 8 AM EST! SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES ORTEL! Saturday (2/13) LIVE 8 AM EST!!! Charles Ortel is an investor and writer interested in economics, geo-politics, history, travel and just, lasting peace. He has done extensive research on the fraudulent activities of the Clinton Foundation, and is known for predicting the revelation of fraud at General Electric. His work can be found at Topics of Discussion: > The Bank of England joins the IMF to embrace Islamic Finance - really? > European banks face a 2008-like crisis - will it spread? >The...
  • Cologne attacks 'not organized': police chief

    02/12/2016 5:17:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 12 Feb 2016 09:13 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Cologne's new police chief Juergen Mathies said on Thursday that there is no evidence the sexual assaults in the city on the Rhine were organized -- but admits it will be tough to bring the perpetrators to justice. "There is no evidence that we are dealing with structures of organized crime here," Mathies said. "We believe this was transmitted through social networks. A few people did in fact say, 'hey, we're going to Cologne, there's going to be a big party.'" Mathies did acknowledge that many of the alleged perpetrators were from countries where they might be familiar with "this...
  • This Russian-Designed, Amphibious Truck with Self-Inflating Tires Looks Badass

    02/12/2016 5:17:05 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 11 replies ^ | current | Staff
    Designed to handle the harsh and unforgiving Russian environment, SHERP is an amphibious truck with self-inflating tires that can go across land, water and everything in between-including obstacles 70 cm (27.5 in) high. Based out of Saint Petersburg, the first SHERP prototype was built in 2012 by Aleksey Garagashyan. Four years later, SHERP is now available for sale to the public with based models starting just under US$50,000. According to Jalopnik: It weighs just 2,866 pounds dry, so while it might only have a 44.3 horsepower 1.5 liter Kubota V1505 four-cylinder diesel linked to a five-speed manual, it will still...
  • The Promise of Jesus For Difficult Times

    02/12/2016 5:15:01 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 2 replies ^ | Jan. 23, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    Living our lives as dedicated Christians seems difficult in the 21st century, but Jesus promised that the necessary help will be provided through the Holy Spirit and that standing firm is necessary to win your life. Here is what the Lord Says in Luke 21-19 while speaking of difficulties and persecutions of true Christians: “not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life.” Indeed. Stand firm, and you will win life. Stand firm and keep the commandments. Stand firm and do not follow the popular culture. Stand firm and do not be afraid to...
  • Bush's Relentless Attacks Hurt Rubio In New Hampshire

    02/12/2016 5:05:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Deroy Murdock
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — The mood at the Radisson Hotel here was restrained Tuesday night, to say the least. Voters and volunteers who backed Senator Marco Rubio (R - Florida) grew increasingly subdued as election returns showed him earning the No. 5 spot in the GOP presidential primary.  Rubio's disappointing 10.6 percent finish must have surprised observers as seasoned as New Hampshire Union Leader editorial-page editor (and Chris Christie supporter) Grant Bosse. Over lunch at the Thirsty Moose Taphouse on Elm Street, he said on Tuesday afternoon: "I don't think Marco will drop below third." No such luck.  Rubio himself acknowledged the problem. Despite the "Marcomentum" after he...
  • Jerusalem;the center of everything significant...miracle nation pt 44

    Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.(Ezekiel 5:5)The center of the world, is Israel, the center of Israel is Jerusalem and the center of Jerusalem is Mt Zion, the temple mount.Jerusalem also happens to be at the center of the most momentous events in History as well as in the End Times scenario. Consider the fact that in Jerusalem, God ordained that a Holy House be erected, that He might descend and inhabit it. When Solomon had ended his prayer, fire came...
  • 14 year old girl claims to be Bill Clintons love child

    02/12/2016 5:03:25 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 78 replies
    Liberty First ^ | 2/12/15
    (World News Daily) – A 16-year old girl has presented a paternity action lawsuit this morning, before an Arkansas state court, alleging that the former president of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, is her biological father. Alyssa Gilmore claims that her mother, a former secretary of the oval office named Whitney Gilmore, had an affair with President Clinton between 1998 and 2001. She says she was born out of that relationship, and demands that Mr. Clinton undergoes a paternity test to prove that her story is true. “I know Bill Clinton is my father” says the young girl. “I...
  • Ted Cruz fiercely opposes drafting women. Here's why his supporters love him for it.

    02/12/2016 5:02:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | February 12, 2016 | Damon Linker
    You've gotta hand it to Ted Cruz. He might be a ruthlessly self-aggrandizing right-wing bomb-thrower who antagonizes everyone around him, but he also clearly has a rare mixture of good fortune and consummate skill at marshaling his insatiable ambition to the festering cultural alienation that pervades the grassroots of the conservative movement. Over the past week, Cruz's good luck and talent for exploiting culture war grievances have given him the perfect issue to use and abuse as the fight for the Republican nomination heads into the South. I'm talking about the question of whether women should be required to register...
  • Colorist Dyes Hair to Look Like Warhol, van Gogh Masterpieces

    02/12/2016 5:02:35 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 5 replies
    The Creators Project ^ | Feb 2 2016 | Luis Carreño
    Goff launched a series of photographs of hair colorings influenced by Monet, Vermeer, Munch, Warhol, Botticelli, and Klimt. Her selections are spot-on and often unexpected, maintaining harmony between hues and color details, and not just the primaries.
  • Poll: Trump leads 2-1 in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:59:24 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 35 replies ^ | February 14
    Donald Trump is crushing the Republican field in South Carolina, more than doubling his closest competitor ahead of the primary on Feb. 20, according to a new poll. Trump laps the field with 34.5 percent support in the South Carolina House Republican Caucus poll, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with 15.5 percent support, former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 13 percent support, and Sen. Marco Rubio with 12.5 percent support. Trump leads among Republicans of all ideological stripes, winning pluralities of self-identified conservatives, moderates, independents and libertarians.
  • How Republics Perish

    02/12/2016 4:43:08 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies ^ | 6/12/2016
  • St. Valentines Day Massacre. What Candidates Must Do to Win the Debate and South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:37:14 PM PST · by MLL · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Tomorrow night marks the only Republican debate scheduled before the crucial South Carolina primary. Donald Trump has all the momentum going in; Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)is considered a strong challenger; Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)faces a steep comeback after imploding in New Hampshire; former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continues to squawk about his supposedly revivified campaign; Ohio Governor John Kasich will put in a showing in South Carolina, but has already largely conceded the primary; Ben Carson is hanging on for no apparent reason other than to grow his database. The only poll out of South Carolina following New...
  • NYC Ice Festival Canceled... Because It's Too Cold

    MANHATTAN, NY — An ice festival planned for Valentine’s Day weekend in Central Park has been canceled because it’s too cold, park officials announced Friday. At the festival, previously scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, ice sculptors from Okamoto Studio were commissioned to “use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 6,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of one of the Park’s most beloved statues.”
  • Donald Trump's Emotional TV Ad Slams Illegal Immigration in Pitch to South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:33:30 PM PST · by QuinqueViae · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/16 | Neil Munro
    Donald Trump has rolled out a hard-hitting and emotional TV-ad in South Carolina that shows how African-Americans are suffering from illegal immigration. "Jas Shaw was a 17-year-old football star who was gunned down just outside his home. His killer? An illegal immigrant gang member who just got out of prison," says the narrator. "Jas' dad, Jamiel, is supporting Donald Trump for President because he knows he will end illegal immigration." Shaw's dad, delivers the emotional pitch to African-Americans, who comprise a large proportion of the South Carolina, where the GOP's next primaries will be held Feb. 20. "Trump is the...
  • Bernie Sanders’s Single-Payer Health Care Plan Failed in Vermont

    02/12/2016 4:32:58 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/25/2016 | PATRICIA MURPHY
    When Sen. Bernie Sanders regales his campaign crowds with a portrait of The Way Things Are Going to Be, his "Medicare for All" program takes center stage. In a Sanders administration, the candidate promises, every man, woman, and child in America will share in a government-run, government funded health-care system. But the single payer system that Sanders is evangelizing isnt just a figment of progressive utopian fantasies. Single payer health care has already been tried and failed in Sanders's home state of Vermont, --SNIP-- the cost for the program, an estimated $4.3 billion a year, almost the size of the...
  • Texans pump $88 million into presidential campaigns

    02/12/2016 4:29:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | February 11, 2016 | David Saleh Rauf and Peggy Fikac |
    AUSTIN -- The 2016 presidential election -- well on its way to clocking in as the most expensive in history -- is oozing with political cash from Texas. Donors from Texas, long known as a vaunted piggy bank for White House hopefuls, plowed at least $88 million last year into the presidential race, according to a San Antonio Express-News analysis of federal campaign finance and IRS filings. That includes money injected directly into about two-dozen individual campaigns and an army of roughly 30 allied groups that can raise and spend unlimited sums to support their candidate of choice. Big money...
  • Pro-Growth Legislation Awaits a Republican President

    02/12/2016 4:21:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 12, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    A menacing black cloud is looming over our economy, one that should make the 2016 presidential election a slam-dunk for Republicans -- depending on who the GOP nominates this summer. The U.S. economy slowed to a crawl in the last three months of 2015, barely growing by 0.7 percent, following a sluggish third quarter. Industrial activity is anemic. Retail sales have been mediocre. The stock market is in a nose dive. And millions of Americans fear we may be headed toward another recession. Few Americans believe the unemployment rate is really at 5 percent, as millions of Americans are forced...
  • Sig Sauer P-226 or P-229 Equinox

    02/12/2016 4:21:16 PM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 47 replies
    February 12, 2016 | Me
    I currently have a Sig Sauer P226 9mm and would like to purchase a Sig P229 Equinox .40 Ca.
  • Dunn: Paxton indictment an embarrassment to Texas Criminal Justice System

    02/12/2016 4:20:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | 1 September, 2015 | Tim Dunn
    The new normal for conservatives in Texas is to be attacked by spurious complaints that trigger outrageous misuses of our justice system. This month, Attorney General Ken Paxton joined other indicted conservatives, such as former Gov. Rick Perry, who do not deserve such abuse. Paxton's indictment resulted from a criminal complaint by state Rep. Byron Cook. Cook is one of the handful of Republican legislators who joined with the Democratic caucus in 2009 to oust the last conservative house speaker, Midland's own Tom Craddick. The House has since been ruled by Cook and other Republicans who joined forces to form...
  • 'Mr. Two Corinthians' Doubt's Cruz's Faith and Threatens a 'Birther' Suit

    02/12/2016 4:20:23 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 41 replies
    The Lid ^ | 2/12/2016 | Jeff Dunetz
    Apparently Donald Trump only approves of negative ads when they support Donald Trump. The day after Ted Cruz released a negative ad about the Billionaire Bloviator of birtherism, "The Donald" responded by threatening a birther lawsuit. Of course until he took it down yesterday (so he could make this whine today), Trump had negative a commercial accusing Cruz of flip-flopping on illegal immigration. It's ironic that Trump who has called women bimbos, called Cruz a pussy, Bush "low-energy" (and someone who needs his mommy), called Carly Fiorina ugly-heck Trump even found a way to be nasty to Ben Carson who...
  • The Boy Who Cried Trump

    02/12/2016 4:18:47 PM PST · by QuinqueViae · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/12/16 | James Taranto
    A wag named Gabriel Rossman tweeted last month the five stages of Donald Trump: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and making America great again. The New Hampshire primary propelled many liberal commentators into Stage 2. "Polls are one thing and actual votes are another," observes the New Yorker's John Cassidy. "It's a bit like the difference between hearing that a friend or family member has received a horrible medical prognosis and seeing the symptoms progress firsthand. The first is upsetting; the second is shattering." It's an ugly metaphor - do you know who else likened his adversaries to a cancer? -...
  • Trump Backers File 'Birther' Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz

    02/12/2016 4:17:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | February 12, 2016 | Christina Wilkie
    Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the eligibility of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) to run for president. The suit, filed in federal court in Alabama, alleges that Cruz is not a "natural born citizen" of the United States, and should therefore be disqualified from seeking the office of president. Cruz was born in Canada in 1970 to an American mother. The plaintiffs, Sebastian Green, Shannon Duncan, Kathryn Spears, Kyle Spears and Jerry Parker, are all residents of Cullman County and supporters of Cruz's opponent, Donald Trump, according to
  • Vermont: The Worst State for Taxes on Retirees (Feel the Worm)

    02/12/2016 4:13:04 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    Kiplingers ^ | 02/10/2016 | David Muhlbaum
    High taxes can be a killer for people living on fixed incomes. That's why retirees should carefully weigh a state's tax picture before committing to live there We analyzed the tax policies of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to identify the worst states for retirement when it comes to taxes. We looked at state sales taxes and income taxes, including taxes on Social Security, as well as property taxes, estate taxes and inheritance taxes. Our conclusion: The Green Mountain State will leave many retirees seeing red.
  • D@mn it's good to be a Clinton

  • Jeb Bush Denounces Donald Trump's Manner, Character, in Play for Evangelical Votes

    02/12/2016 3:54:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/12/15 | JANET HOOK
    By contrast, former Florida governor cites his father's and brother's decorum and manners. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, looking for a receptive audience for his attacks on Donald Trump, cast aspersions on Friday on the front-runner's character and moral standards,citing his propensity to insult his adversaries and his use of vulgar language. "Anyone worried about a front running candidate shouting obscenities in front of children?" he told the Faith and Family Forum at evangelical college Bob Jones University. Invoking his father's more decorous approach to public life, he said "I cannot imagine my dad..." then trailed off.
  • Spain: Civil servant fined after skipping work for years

    02/12/2016 3:53:17 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | ALAN CLENDENNING
    The employee of a water utility owned by the Spanish city of Cadiz didn't appear at its office for up to six years and "did absolutely no work" for three years prior to his retirement in 2011, said the ruling issued last month and provided to The Associated Press Frida The case has made headlines across Spain this week, and current Cadiz Deputy Mayor Martin Vila told reporters Friday he was amazed that "a person could be hired for years and collecting (pay) without doing anything whatsoever."
  • Are Germans right to fear limit on cash payments?

    02/12/2016 3:48:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies ^ | 12 Feb 2016 09:43 GMT+01:00 | Jörg Luyken
    When it was announced late last week that the German government planned to set a 5,000 limit on payments with cash, it barely raised an eyebrow in our newsroom. Limits on cash transactions are standard in other large European countries, including Italy, France and the UK, and this seemed to be a case of conservative Germany slowly falling in line with its neighbors. We should have known better. The outcry came from all quarters, with the populist right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) just as vocal as the right-on left-wing Green Party and the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP). Economic weekly...
  • Machete-Wielding Muslim Man Attacks Israeli-Christian’s Ohio Restaurant, Several Wounded

    02/12/2016 3:46:12 PM PST · by kindred · 36 replies ^ | 2/12/16 | Jordan Schachtel
    Police have shot and killed a man who allegedly attacked patrons of a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant Thursday night, wounding several people. One of the victims is in critical condition, according to reports. The suspected attacker is a Somali national named Mohammad Barry, CBS reports. There are also reports that Barry was on a terrorist watchlist. “Law enforcement is concerned that this incident has the hallmarks of the type of so-called “lone wolf” terrorist attack that they have been working to stop,” the report reads. The suspect entered the restaurant earlier in the day and asked for the owner. He was...
  • If X weren't bound by the Constitution what would an X Presidency look like?

    02/12/2016 3:35:48 PM PST · by FreedomForce · 24 replies
    Vanity | FreedomForce
    Just a bit of fun for whoever wants to play. What would a Cruz Presidency look like if he weren't restricted bty the Constiution? A Trump Presidency? Sanders? Hillary? Feel free to speculate on anyone else as well.
  • Cops cites preacher for 'offending' student

    02/12/2016 3:35:47 PM PST · by pilgrim · 62 replies
    WND ^ | 02.12.2016 | Douglas Ernst
    An Orwellian nightmare became a reality for an evangelical preacher this week when a cop near the University of Texas at Austin issued him a “disorderly conduct” citation for “offending” a student. An intern with Campus Ministry USA was confronted by multiple police officers on Tuesday and informed he would be written up for offending a student. Video of the incident soon went viral on YouTube. “We had somebody that was offended by the gestures you were making,” the officer said. “And that’s our job – to make sure that doesn’t happen, because these are students just walking in...
  • ‘We are brothers,’ Pope Francis tells Patriarch Kirill

    02/12/2016 3:34:19 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 12, 2016 | Cindy Wooden
    Patriarch Kirill is overheard telling the Pope: 'Things are easier now' At long last, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow have embraced, kissing each other three times.“Finally,” the Pope told the Patriarch as they met in a lounge at Havana’s José Martí International Airport . “We are brothers,” he told the Patriarch.Amid the clicking of cameras and multiple flashes, Patriarch Kirill was overheard telling the Pope, “Things are easier now.”“It is clearer that this is God’s will,” Pope Francis told him.A flight of almost 12 hours capped months of intense negotiations and more than two decades of...
  • Was machete attack the work of lone-wolf terrorist? FBI join investigation after 'Somali national'

    02/12/2016 3:33:58 PM PST · by traumer · 22 replies
    The FBI has joined the investigation into the machete-wielding man who stormed into an Ohio restaurant and attacked customers at dinner tables before being shot and killed by police. Four people were injured in the attack at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant owned by an Israeli man in Columbus, on Thursday. The victims were taken to an area hospital and are expected to recover, as the suspected attacker, Mohamed Barry, 30, was fatally shot by police. Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner said of the attacker: 'There was no rhyme or reason as to who he was going after.'...
  • Polls: Cruz Would Fare 5 Points Better Versus Clinton Than Trump Would

    02/12/2016 3:30:25 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 136 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/11/2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    Among the two candidates whose results look at all like those of an eventual GOP presidential nominee, polling suggests that Ted Cruz would do significantly better than Donald Trump in the general election. According to the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, Cruz would fare 5 points better versus Hillary Clinton than Trump would. Polling has consistently shown Cruz to have an advantage over Trump in this regard: Fox News found that Cruz would fare 4 points better than Trump, beating Clinton by 7 points (50 to 43 percent) to Trump's 3 (47 to 44 percent). NBC News and...
  • Top German general praises Russian bombing in Syria

    02/12/2016 3:21:53 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 9 replies ^ | 12 Feb 2016 12:46 GMT+01:00 | DPA/The Local (
    Harald Kujat, former chief of staff of the Bundeswehr (German army) inspecting Ukrainian troops in Kiev in 2004. File photo: DPA Top German general praises Russian bombing in Syria Published: 12 Feb 2016 12:46 GMT+01:00 Russian bombing in Syria against opponents of the brutal regime of President Bashar al-Assad has "enabled the peace process" to get started, a former top-ranked German general said on Friday. "With its military intervention, Russia has enabled the peace process," Harald Kujat, former chief of staff of the Bundeswehr (German army) told the Passauer Neue Presse. Kujat argues that the Syrian civil war was in...
  • (VIDEO) PROOF POSITIVE. Ben Carson’s Dishonesty Is Bone Deep

    02/12/2016 3:20:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    RedState ^ | February 12th, 2016 | streiff
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson smiles at the thought of the money he’s raking in from the gullible and the attention he’s getting from Donald Trump and Joe Scaroborough (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik — caption by me.) If yesterday’s assertion by Ben Carson that he was putting a lot of effort into campaigning in South Carolina (he’s not, he is taking this weekend off and has only run 182 radio/television ads, all of them in Columbia, SC.) and that he has a plan for moving forward convinced you he was either delusional or dishonest, the balance has radically tipped to...
  • Video: Super-Powered Russian ATV That Can “Walk” Across Broken Ice

    02/12/2016 3:19:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Outdoorhub ^ | 2/10/16 | Daniel Xu
    We’re not sure if this is an ATV, or just a really small tank. Produced in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Sherp ATV is touted as one of the most durable and versatile ATVs on the market. It weighs just under 3,000 pounds and comes equipped with a 44.3 horsepower Kubota V1505 diesel engine, giving it a modest 28 mph on land. What is truly impressive about the Sherp is that it is aquatic as well, thanks to its giant, self-inflating tires. That makes getting across a lake with open ice a breeze, although it still looks pretty scary. Don’t worry...
  • Holy Cow! Pastor offers free prayers at coffee houses

    02/12/2016 3:15:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | February 12, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Coffee is not exactly Thomas Rusert's cup of tea. Nevertheless, every Thursday morning Pastor Thomas indulges himself in a steaming cup of java at local coffee houses. "I'm a tea drinker all the other days of the week," said Thomas, the associate pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. "I'm a weirdly patterned person." It does seem a bit unusual - akin to a vegetarian ordering tofu at a barbecue joint. But it turns the pastor's weekly coffee klatch is all about prayer. Yes, prayer. Every Thursday morning, Pastor Thomas puts on a clergy collar and sets up...
  • U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. Citizenship

    02/12/2016 3:10:57 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 12, 2016 | Judicial Watch
    U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. CitizenshipRecognizing that voter identification is not sufficient, the government agency created by Congress to oversee the administration of elections has quietly reversed itself to allow states to verify U.S. citizenship before permitting voters to register. It's a crucial issue that's left the voter ID argument in the dust considering it's been proven that identification measures aren't enough to keep illegal immigrants from voting in U.S. elections. Regardless, liberals and Democrats in Congress assert that requiring voters to provide a government-issued ID to vote discriminates against minorities because they are either too...
  • Mosque Weapon Seizure Called Discriminatory [semi-satire]

    02/12/2016 3:04:51 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    Raids by French authorities have resulted in the confiscation of hundreds of war-grade weapons from numerous mosques throughout the country. The raids were inspired by the November 13th Islamic terrorist attack that killed 130 people in Paris. The raids were denounced as discriminatory by Imam Aliki Kilyu. "We would never see the government raiding churches and confiscating crucifixes," he complained. "By singling out the holy places of Muslims for their intrusions these kafirs have disrespected the beliefs of Islam." Kilyu rebuffed contentions that crucifixes and weapons cannot be compared. "Christians are the ones who believe in turning the other cheek....
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    02/12/2016 3:03:17 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    What a difference a primary makes. After a one-week drop following Donald Trump’s second-place finish in the Iowa caucus, expectations that the New York businessman will be the Republican presidential nominee have jumped back to their highest levels. Rasmussen Reports’ latest Trump Change survey, the first since Trump’s big win in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, finds that 74% of Likely Republican Voters again feel he is likely to be the GOP nominee. This includes 40% who say it’s Very Likely, tying the high first reached three weeks ago. Last week, 61% of Republicans still believed Trump was the...
  • Obama to Americans: Don't Count Your Blessings Before I Snatch Them Away!

    02/12/2016 3:02:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Calvin Beisner
    So you thought plummeting gas prices were going to free you up to get better health care, more education, a little home improvement, or maybe some nicer clothes for your kids? Not if Barack Obama has his way. Watching oil prices fall as American ingenuity floods the market, the president figures he can't let you get too much of a good thing. So he wants to slap a $10 per barrel "fee" on oil, which, with West Texas crude (the benchmark) trading at $21 per barrel on the world market, would make the fee roughly a third of the total...
  • SC House Republican Caucus: Trump 34.5, Cruz 15.5

    02/12/2016 3:02:06 PM PST · by Kazan · 75 replies
    South Carolina GOP primary poll, FEb. 11-12: Trump 35.5 Cruz 15/5 Rubio 12.5