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  • The Russian state can no longer afford to pay its own salaries

    03/06/2015 5:40:02 AM PST · by elhombrelibre
    Business Insider ^ | 6 Mar 15 | Tomas Hirst
    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed three new decrees into law that will slash government salaries — including his own and that of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev — by 10% from 1 May. The government has also announced plans to cut the number of government officials by 5% to 20%. The measures are part of the government's emergency plan to address collapsing revenues due to the fall in global oil prices and economic sanctions imposed on the country. Crude oil is currently trading around $60 a barrel but the federal budget was based on oil prices of $100 a barrel, leaving...
  • 'This Wasn't Honest': Mika on Hillary's Handling of Email

    03/06/2015 5:36:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "This wasn't honest." That's how Mika Brzezinski described Hillary's handling of her email on today's Morning Joe. Mika also admitted that if it were Dick Cheney instead of Hillary, "I'd go crazy." Mika's surprising admission came after Lawrence O'Donnell also made a candid comment, saying "this e-mail system was set up obviously to defy the Freedom of Information Act." View the video here.
  • New Test Raises Fresh Concerns<br> About U.S. Education Quality

    03/06/2015 5:32:38 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/05/2015 | Terry Jones
    In the race to the future, education is key. Everyone knows that. And yet, if that's so, America may be in big trouble.
  • The “Political” Firing of Tom Ross

    03/06/2015 5:31:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Dear University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors (BOG): I am writing you today for two reasons. First, I wish to congratulate you for having the courage to fire Chancellor Tom Ross and select a new leader for the UNC system. Second, as you endure a barrage of criticism for doing the right thing, I wish to offer you some insight into the true motives of your critics. Those who are criticizing you for firing Tom Ross are trapped in a logical contradiction. On the one hand, they are claiming that political leftists do not dominate the UNC system....
  • Air Traffic Control At Serious Risk of Cyberattacks: Report

    03/06/2015 5:30:16 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/05/2015 | John Merline
    A common plot device in action movies is for terrorists to seize control of the air traffic control system, so they can crash plans into the ground or into each other. It's always seemed a bit far-fetched, until this week.
  • Facing an Existential Threat: Christians Living in Islamic Lands Posted By On

    03/06/2015 5:29:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 6, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Facing an Existential Threat: Christians Living in Islamic LandsPosted By Jack Kerwick On March 6, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments In spite of what Barack Obama would have us believe, he was as much in tune to Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress this week as was anyone and everyone else in the world. But exclusive focus on American/Israeli and Israeli/Islamic relations threatens to blind us to the fierce, unrelenting oppression with which Christians throughout the world are routinely forced to reckon courtesy of their Islamic neighbors.Throughout the Islamosphere in Africa and the Middle East,...
  • Happy Birthday Lou Costello!

    03/06/2015 5:28:47 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    March 6, 1906
    Louis Francis Cristillo (March 6, 1906 – March 3, 1959), known by the stage name Lou Costello, was an American actor and comedian best remembered for the comedy double act of Abbott and Costello, with Bud Abbott. Costello played a chubby, bumbling character. He was known for the catchphrases "Heeeeyyy, Abbott!" and "I'm a baaaaad boy!"
  • Why The E-Mail Scandal Won’t Doom Hillary

    03/06/2015 5:27:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Historically, the Clintons have proved to be politically indestructible. To paraphrase the movie Aliens, to truly destroy the Clinton-Industrial Complex, you’d have to nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure. Given that alone, I doubt that the unfolding controversy over Hillary’s e-mail schemes spells her doom. The basic details are as follows: In 2009, a week before she started her job as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had a personal Internet server registered at her home address. She then used her own domain name, “clintonemail.com,” to conduct all of her business — for the State Department,...
  • Email Scandal Won't Doom Hillary, but Supporters Should Feel Uneasy

    03/06/2015 5:26:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Historically, the Clintons have proved to be politically indestructible. To paraphrase the movie "Aliens," to truly destroy the Clinton Industrial Complex, you'd have to nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. Given that alone, I doubt that the unfolding controversy over Hillary's email schemes spells her doom. The basic details are as follows: In 2009, a week before she started her job as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had a personal Internet server registered at her home address. She then used her own domain name, "clintonemail.com," to conduct all of her business -- for the State...
  • Kennedy Won’t Save Obamacare’s Bacon

    03/06/2015 5:26:20 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/6/2015 | David Catron
    Supporters of the “Affordable Care Act” have been rather glum of late. Since the Supreme Court agreed to hear King v. Burwell, a lawsuit that challenges the Obama administration’s decision to funnel insurance subsidies through federal exchanges established in the 36 states that refused to create PPACA “marketplaces,” they have rather ironically bemoaned the possibility that five unelected justices could do irreparable damage to the law with one “wrong ruling.” Consequently, they have desperately grasped at a thin straw tossed their way by Justice Anthony Kennedy during Wednesday’s oral arguments about the case. In an exchange with Michael Carvin, who...
  • Battling the bloatware blight

    03/06/2015 5:25:59 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Globe ^ | March 04, 2015 | Hiawatha Bray
    Many new devices are cluttered with programs that you never installed, never requested, and many not want. There’s nothing like the fresh, clean feeling of unboxing a brand-new computer or smartphone. Too bad the feeling usually comes to an end the moment you hit the power button. ... Bloatware isn’t all bad — you might end up buying that antivirus program. But it can also slow down your machine and waste valuable storage space. And every now and then, these unwanted programs will even threaten your privacy. Late last month, the Chinese computer maker Lenovo admitted that a bit of...
  • Russia: The Age of Mythology with Nuclear Rockets

    03/06/2015 5:25:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 6, 2015 | Oleg Atbashian
    Russia: The Age of Mythology with Nuclear RocketsPosted By Oleg Atbashian On March 6, 2015 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The ballistic missile with Obama’s name on it, paraded in the streets of Moscow this Monday, was only an imitation – but the sentiment was genuine.Looking like a gigantic allegorical suppository for the American president, the green twelve-foot rocket emblazoned with the hammer and sickle over a red star brought up Cold War memories of real intercontinental missiles the Soviet government would parade in Red Square as a vague threat to its enemies. There was no...
  • Can't We Just Throw Our Nuclear Waste Down A Deep Hole?

    03/06/2015 5:23:26 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/05/2015
    ...Deep_Borehole_Disposal and is pretty easy for some nuclear waste. Especially some highly radioactive materials that have sat in some fairly small capsules for almost 40 years. ...topic of discussion in Washington this week when Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz answered questions from Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) at a House Science, Space and Technology committee hearing. The answer from Moniz was positive. He discussed a pilot project that would demonstrate the idea of deep borehole disposal using these capsules. Deep borehole disposal is simple. Drill a very deep hole – 3 miles or so – put the waste in it and...
  • Jeb Bush aides used private domain for public business

    03/06/2015 5:22:29 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/6/2015 | Eric Bradner and Alexandra Jaffe,
    Republicans who are lambasting Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email address on a private server have found themselves on a minefield, each facing questions about their own transparency. The closest parallel among Clinton's likely 2016 challengers: Jeb Bush. The former Florida governor was quick to criticize Clinton this week amid reports that she'd never used a government email during her four years as secretary of state. Like Clinton, though, Bush had set up his own home server with a private address during his time in office. He still uses it, giving it out at events and asking supporters to...
  • ‘As Seen on TV’ vendor pays $8 million for duping customers

    03/06/2015 5:21:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 2 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Natalie O'Neill
    But wait, there’s more — hidden charges! A company that hawks “As Seen on TV” wares like the Snuggie and Perfect Bacon Bowl will fork over $8 million to settle charges that it duped customers, sources said Thursday. Allstar Marketing Group promised “buy one, get one free” deals, but charged customers nearly twice what they expected with “deceptive” processing and handling fees, the Federal Trade Commission says.“This agreement returns money to thousands of consumers in New York and across the nation who believed they were buying items at the price advertised on television but ended up with extra merchandise and...
  • Boehner Cut Deal With Nancy Pelosi to Use Netanyahu Speech as Cover to Fund Obama’s Amnesty

    03/06/2015 5:21:50 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 1 replies
    Breitbart.Com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the recently emboldened former Speaker, leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty—including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote. Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place. “It was Monday at 5:30 p.m. when Pelosi and Boehner agreed that...
  • Shock Poll: Half The Uninsured Want ObamaCare Repealed

    03/06/2015 5:21:20 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/05/2015 | Staff
    Health Care: ObamaCare was supposed to be a gift to the uninsured. Maybe someone should have checked with them first. A new poll finds the uninsured hate ObamaCare more than any other group.
  • Euro hits 12-year low, parity with dollar looms

    03/06/2015 5:20:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    UT San Diego ^ | 03/06/2015 | By PAN PYLAS
    LONDON (AP) — The euro could soon be doing something it's only done a couple of times in its 16-year existence — trading 1-to-1 with the dollar. Europe's single currency has since May been on a downward trajectory against the dollar, mainly because of the divergence in economic performance between the eurozone and the United States. Where the eurozone's recovery from the global financial crisis has been at best anemic, the U.S. economy appears to be going from strength to strength. And that divergence is hurting the euro's fortunes. From $1.40 last spring, it is now trading below $1.10 for...
  • FYI, Yes, I am a "valuable friend of Catholic Answers"

    03/06/2015 5:16:43 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies
    Beggars All: Reformation ^ | March 2, 2015 | James Swan
    Dear James , Because you are a valuable friend of Catholic Answers, you have been selected to participate in a survey to help us improve our apostolate. As a thank-you, we will be giving away 25 signed copies of Tim Staples’s newest book, Behold Your Mother. Combining the best recent scholarship with in-depth knowledge of Scripture, this book offers the most thorough Marian apologetics you’ll find anywhere. Give us your feedback by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015 and you will be entered to win one of 25 signed copies of Behold Your Mother! Click here to start the...
  • Most Members of Congress Share Netanyahu's View

    03/06/2015 5:16:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Michael Barone
    If anyone had any doubts that most members of Congress oppose the Obama administration's proposed nuclear deal with Iran, they can put them aside after viewing the response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress Tuesday. Fifty-some Democratic members chose not to attend. Joe Biden arranged to be out of town, and Barack Obama let it be known that he didn't even have time to watch on television. But the House chamber was packed, the galleries were filled and Netanyahu was interrupted multiple times not only with applause but boisterous cheers. In negotiations with Iran, continued beyond two...
  • Replacing Obamacare: Laying the Groundwork

    03/06/2015 5:13:30 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 3/5/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    In the coming days, much attention will be focused on the GOP plans to replace Obamacare, especially if the Supreme Court invalidates the federal health care subsidies in 34 states. Unfortunately, the first plan out of the gate, introduced by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Richard Burr (R-NC) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), is a pale-pastel version of Obamacare. It maintains some of the costly insurance mandates, enshrines much of the dependency of Obamacare without a commensurate reduction in dependency on other programs, such as Medicaid and S-CHIP, and maintains some of the Obamacare tax increases. It is therefore woefully...
  • Politics - Keeping those in power in power and supporting them financially

    03/06/2015 5:12:09 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 2 replies
    News and Subsequent Thought | 6 March 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    One keeps wondering why politicians of any stripe will not do what is right in regard to governing and especially in regard to the subject of illegal immigration. The basic principle of governing was founded on Biblical principles and had in mind the well-being of the people. However, over time, that changed dramatically. Greed overwhelmed the Biblical principle concept and Pandora's Box was opened. Those needing cheap labor in order to make more profit began looking for illegal immigrant labor to meet that goal and desperate individuals from mismanaged countries poured in. As a result, even more greed (and evil)...
  • REPORT: BOEHNER CUT DEAL WITH NANCY PELOSI TO USE NETANYAHU SPEECH AS COVER

    03/06/2015 5:04:11 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5 Mar 2015 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the recently emboldened former Speaker, leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty—including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote. Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place. “It was Monday at 5:30 p.m. when Pelosi and Boehner agreed that...
  • House freshmen Republicans vow to press conservative demands

    03/06/2015 5:02:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 3/6/15 | David Lawder and Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bruised but undeterred, some of the far-right Republicans who picked a fight in Congress and lost this week over funding the U.S. domestic security agency say they're just getting started. The views of a handful of first-term conservatives who spoke with Reuters after the Department of Homeland Security battle suggest more conflict among Republicans lies ahead. At the core of these House of Representatives members' defiance is a conviction that their duty as lawmakers lies first with constituents and the Constitution, while House Speaker John Boehner's agenda comes further down the list. For Boehner, who was stunningly...
  • Netanyahu’s Churchillian warning (Krauthammer)

    03/06/2015 5:01:47 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | Krauthammer
    Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress was notable in two respects. Queen Esther got her first standing O in 2,500 years. And President Obama came up empty in his campaign to preemptively undermine Netanyahu before the Israeli prime minister could present his case on the Iran negotiations. On the contrary. The steady stream of slights and insults turned an irritant into an international event and vastly increased the speech’s audience and reach. Instead of dramatically unveiling an Iranian nuclear deal as a fait accompli, Obama must now first defend his Iranian diplomacy. In particular, argues The Post, he must defend its...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Cometary Globule CG4

    03/06/2015 4:56:55 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | March 06, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The faint and somehow menacing cometary globule CG4 reaches through the center of this deep southern skyscape. About 1,300 light-years from Earth toward the constellation Puppis, its head is about 1.5 light-years in diameter and its tail about 8 light-years long. That's far larger than the Solar System's comets that it seems to resemble. In fact, the dusty cloud contains enough material to form several Sun-like stars and likely has ongoing star formation within. How its distinctive form came about is still debated, but its long tail trails away from the Vela Supernova remnant near the center of the...
  • Boehner did it

    03/06/2015 4:55:03 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    personalliberty.com ^ | 3/6/15 | Ben Crystal
    House Speaker John Boehner probably thought he would get away with it. I’m sure he expected the noise surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress would allow him to surrender the fort on immigration without anyone noticing. He could simply wait until the Democrats started hitching up their panties and goose stepping around in front of the cameras because that dirty Israeli hurt the delicate feelings of their beloved President Barack Obama, and then he’d wave through Obama’s 5 million or so new best friends. I’m certain Boehner and his fellow globalists-first-Republicans-second-and-Americans-a-distant-third honestly believed we’d be so transfixed...
  • Rebels with a cause

    03/06/2015 4:52:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    politico.com ^ | 3/6/15 | Jake Sherman and Lauren French
    Sitting in a room on the fourth floor of the Cannon building, sipping soda and beer minutes after they helped defeat a three-week extension of Homeland Security funding, the roughly two dozen House conservatives who in January declared themselves the Freedom Caucus were looking to flex their muscles again. They made the House Republican leaders an offer — a one-week funding bill, with the option for another two weeks if formal negotiations with the Senate were launched. After breaking for dinner, and scrolling through news on their iPhones and BlackBerrys, the group walked back to the House floor together to...
  • When Do Rules Not Apply?

    03/06/2015 4:49:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Could the leaders in Washington please tell us which rules we are allowed to not follow? Please? This is getting confusing for the average American. Since 2005, the United States State Department has had very clear rules that employees cannot use personal email for official business. In 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent out an internal directive reminding State Department employees that they could not use personal email addresses for government business. Likewise, she removed a United States Ambassador for using personal email for government work. Now we are learning that prior to becoming Secretary of State in 2009,...
  • Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup

    03/06/2015 4:49:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/6/15 | Mike Lillis
    Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn't count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker. And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress. A number of right-wing Republicans, long-wary of Boehner's commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama's policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands. But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they'd rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing...
  • Editorial: Chuy? Rahm? Who will be Chicago's gun control champion?

    03/06/2015 4:44:17 AM PST · by rellimpank · 4 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6 mar 2015
    It’s a day every student at Englewood’s Urban Prep Charter Academy eagerly anticipates, including 17-year-old Deonte Hoard. On Friday all seniors admitted to college are honored during the school’s august “On to the Next One Ceremony.” It’s a beautiful, moving event. Hoard won’t be there. Instead of reveling in his success — Deonte earned multiple college admissions letters — his family is mourning. Deonte is Chicago’s latest agonizing and senseless shooting victim. He was killed Monday on his block in the South Deering neighborhood, shot after someone in a black SUV opened fire around 7 p.m.
  • Video: John Lott and John Stossel - Debunking Bloomberg 6 minutes

    03/06/2015 4:42:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This is an excellent video where John Lott appears on John Stossel's show, and debunk's claims made by Michael Bloomberg's organizations.  It is particularly effective in showing that media reports are often gross distortions of the facts.  The old media sometimes completely reverses reality in their reporting. It is a good reference to link to when debating disarmists in the comments sections of various publications on the Internet.   People who are unwilling to accept facts or reason will simply ignore it, but most people do not have their minds made up.  They will consider the possibility that they are...
  • Scott Walker takes on unions again

    03/06/2015 4:36:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | Brian Mahoney
    Scott Walker’s likely pending victory over organized labor — passage of a right-to-work law in Wisconsin — will be just the latest milestone in a resurgent anti-union movement marching across the industrial heartland. With passage expected as early as Friday, right to work — which allows workers not to pay dues to a union that bargains collectively on their behalf — is progressing through the states more swiftly than at any time since the 1950s. And where once such measures were confined largely to the South and West, they‘re now taking root in Midwestern union strongholds like Indiana and Michigan,...
  • 3 U.S. COLUMNS ENTER COLOGNE, ONE A MILE IN; 1ST ARMY NEARS BONN, 3D HEADS FOR COBLENZ (3/6/45)

    03/06/2015 4:17:09 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 3/6/45 | Drew Middleton, Gene Currivan, George Axelsson, Bruce Rae, Robert Trumbull, George E. Jones, more
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  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    03/06/2015 4:11:49 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    WTFashion? I don't even have to iron my shirt Someone got carried away with the three bears This chick is all legs I guess if we need music, we can always play his pants Talk about an eye sore...No matter where you go, there you can sitBoy George has really let himself go...So...this is what we've come to men? That is some serious bed headDoes anyone have time for this?What a boob
  • Presidential Cattle Call: A Preview of the First Iowa Agriculture Summit

    03/06/2015 4:06:16 AM PST · by iowamark · 1 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | March 6 2014 | Kevin Hall
    900 likely Iowa Caucusgoers, 250 media members and a slew of their presidential hopefuls. That is what awaits the speakers at Saturday’s Iowa Agriculture Summit. The first time event, produced by GOP power broker Bruce Rastetter, will be different from any multi-candidate event in Iowa history. “Unfortunately, until now, there has not been a forum solely dedicated to matters that directly affect Iowa farmers who feed and fuel not just the country, but the world,” Rastetter said.Each of the presidential candidates will address the audience, then have a conversation with Rastetter about agriculture-related issues. Topics will include modern agriculture, renewable...
  • Report: Women at Risk of FGM in the U.S. Has Doubled to 500,000

    03/06/2015 4:03:55 AM PST · by BCW · 6 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | 01 MAR 2015 | Clarion Project
    Most Americans probably consider female genital mutilation (FGM) to be a problem relegated to Third World countries, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. Yet a new report released by the nonprofit Population Reference Bureau (PRB) indicates that the number of women and girls in the United States who had undergone or who were in risk of being subjected to FGM has more than doubled since 2000 to almost half a million. According to the PRB's report, most of the women in the U.S. who were at risk of FGM were born in Egypt, Somalia or Ethiopia or were born...
  • Nahla M.'s Story: I Refused to Subject My Daughter to FGM (Islamic Horror)

    03/06/2015 4:02:00 AM PST · by BCW · 5 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | 01 MAR 2015 | Clarion Project
    The following is a true story published in the Egyptian paper Al-Yawm A-Sabia (The Seventh Day) told by a young Egyptian woman identified only as Nahla M., who stood up to her husband, Tarek H., and refused to have her daughter subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). It is one of the many cases involving FGM that are currently being heard in Egyptian family courts. Despite a 2008 ban on the brutal practice, 90% of women under the age of 50 have been mutilated in Egypt. FGM is the partial or complete removal of a female's external genitalia. It is...
  • Hypocrisy not the issue in Palin comments on Clinton email scandal

    03/06/2015 3:59:38 AM PST · by Bratch · 22 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | March 5, 2015 | Scott Woodham
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has joined critics of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the use of private email accounts to conduct public business. The rest of the United States should try not to be distracted by the gales of unseasonably warm laughter coming from Alaska today. On March 5, Palin's Facebook page posted the following:This Clinton email scandal can't be shrugged off. If this doesn't strike you as shady and corrupt, I don't know what will. Didn't anyone in the Obama administration notice that the Secretary of State for "the most transparent administration in history" was only using...
  • Army secretary defends stripping Special Forces officer of awards

    03/06/2015 3:51:24 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | March 5, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    The secretary of the Army is defending his decision to strip awards for heroism from a former Green Beret officer, saying the soldier demonstrated a "lack of honorable conduct" after he earned the medals. Golsteyn was later investigated for an undisclosed violation of the military's rules of engagement in combat — a violation related to the killing of a known enemy bombmaker, according to officials familiar with the case. The investigation closed in 2014 without Golsteyn's being charged with a crime, but Army Secretary John McHugh made the rare decision to strip him of both awards anyway. (snip) In a...
  • TGIF 'toons

    03/06/2015 3:51:02 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Today's Toons 3/6/15

    03/06/2015 3:26:29 AM PST · by pookie18 · 5 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 3/6/15 | pookie18
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  • Is Scott Walker Losing His Ability to Enrage the Left? [signals for state media to ignore him]

    03/06/2015 3:04:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | March 5, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    MADISON, Wisconsin—Walker Derangement Syndrome is dead. A few hours ago, unions and their supporters held one last protest before the passage of right-to-work legislation in Wisconsin, and it was a staid affair. This is not normal. People who don’t like Scott Walker typically aren’t calm about it.Walker is a strong contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination largely because upward of 100,000 protesters descended on the state capitol in 2011 when he oversaw the passage of legislation that dramatically curbed the power of public-sector unions. Walker’s ability to draw rage from the left transcends space, time, and state lines—during his...
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 6, 2015

    03/06/2015 3:00:20 AM PST · by sneakers · 9 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - possibly sometime this month! 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!
  • Progressives, It’s Time to Start Panicking about Hillary

    03/06/2015 2:57:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 5, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    There is no Plan B for 2016. I’ll say it, happily: Democrats should be worried about Hillary Clinton, and moderately panicked about the immediate future of both their party and their cause. This is not, of course, because Hillary’s latest scandale du jour is in any practical way going to “disqualify” her; and nor is it because leftward-leaning voters are likely to recall anything more from this rather awkward period in time than that the Clintons are as perennially sleazy as they ever were. Rather, it is because the last few days have underscored just how tenuous the Left’s grip...
  • Syria's al-Nusra Front commander 'killed in strike'

    03/06/2015 2:51:57 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 March 2015 | BBC
    The military chief of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group has been killed in an air strike, the jihadist group has said on social media. Three other leaders were killed along with Abu Homam al-Shami, it says. Syria's state-run news agency said the army had targeted Nusra leaders as they met in northern Idlib province, the Associated Press reported. Al-Nusra is one of the most powerful groups fighting the army and has long been seen as an affiliate of al-Qaeda. It was involved in a major attack on the Air Force Intelligence headquarters in the embattled city of Aleppo on Wednesday.
  • Purim and the Jewish response to terror

    03/06/2015 2:21:12 AM PST · by imardmd1 · 2 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    Pogroms. Genocide. Jihad. These are the devices our enemies have directed against us throughout the ages, for no other reason than because we are Jews. Yet for all that, the commitment to mercy and justice that defines us as a people and sets us apart from the other nations of the earth ensures that we would never seek the destruction of another people simply because of who they are. Or wouldn't we? You shall erase the memory of Amolek from beneath the heavens. < snip > In short, Amolek introduced the world to the tactics of terrorism, launching a suicide...
  • Einstein put to the test: Satellite mission on dark energy and theory of gravitation

    03/06/2015 2:12:49 AM PST · by samtheman · 7 replies
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/ ^ | March 5, 2015 | Heidelberg University
    Physicists have gained new insights into dark energy and the theory of gravitation by analyzing data from the "Planck" satellite mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Their results demonstrate that the standard model of cosmology remains an excellent description of the universe. Yet when the Planck data is combined with other astronomical observations, several deviations emerge. Further studies must determine whether these anomalies are due to measurement uncertainties or undiscovered physical correlations, which would also challenge Einstein's theory of gravitation. Thus, the analysis of the Planck data gives major impetus for research during future space missions.
  • Spirit Baptism 1 Corinthians 12:13

    03/06/2015 2:10:53 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 1 replies
    Middletown Bible Church ^ | 3/6/15 | Middletown Bible Church
      Spirit Baptism1 Corinthians 12:13[Including Important Grammatical Considerations]   The key passage on Spirit baptism is found in 1 Corinthians 12:13-"For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit." The "ONE BODY" spoken of in this verse refers to the Church (see 1 Cor. 12:27-28; Eph. 1:22-23; 5:30-32; Col. 1:18), the Body of which Christ is the Head. Spirit baptism is defined in 1 Corinthians 12:13 as that work of God whereby believers are baptized (immersed,...
  • The Enemy of My Enemy ... Mark Steyn

    03/06/2015 2:07:20 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 1 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 4 Mar 2015 | Mark Steyn
    Our leftie friends at Mother Jones put it this way: Benjamin Netanyahu just mansplained Iran to Obama Er, okay. Glad you said that because there'd be no end to it if some rightie guy sneered that Obama was our first female president. For what it's worth, I prefer mansplaining to 'Bamsplaining, where he peddles a lot of gaseous pap interrupted by cheap digs at straw men and all delivered in that set-your-watch-by-it left-right prompter-swivel. (To stick with the Mother Jones shtick, real men don't use prompters.) But, if this was "mansplaining", it was a big man doing the 'splaining. The...