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  • Airmen Killed in Possible Insider Attack Identified as Special Ops

    08/28/2015 12:27:35 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Aug 27, 2015 | Carlo Munoz
    The two servicemembers killed in southern Afghanistan Wednesday by a shooter in an Afghan uniform were Air Force special operations troops, the Pentagon said Thursday. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, were shot and killed Wednesday by a lone gunman dressed in an Afghan uniform. He opened fire on their vehicle near Camp Antonlik, in Helmand province, the Pentagon said in a news release. Military officials initially reported that two gunmen carried out the attack and that both had been killed in the ensuing firefight. But on Thursday, coalition officials said the shooter and...
  • IRS must say if White House sought taxpayers’ information: Judge

    08/28/2015 12:25:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers’ private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been trying to pry the data loose. It’s not clear that there were any such requests — but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot just refuse to say so by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws, known as section 6103 of the tax code. “This court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused,...
  • Mother and Daughter Spend $86K on Plastic Surgery to Look Like Celeb Idol Kayla Morris

    08/28/2015 12:23:34 PM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/28/15 | Bertsche
    A mother-daughter pair claim they’ve spent more than $86,000 on plastic surgery in the last three years in order to look more like a British model and reality star. Morris Georgina Clarke, 38, and her daughter Kayla Morris, 20, open up in a new video from News Dog Media about what they say is their love of plastic surgery. In the video, Clarke explains that she and her daughter started watching TV personality and model Katie Price years ago, and both thought she had “the whole package.” Price, a household name in the U.K., is famous for, among other things,...
  • Under Russia’s bizarre new import ban, Russians suffer so Putin can thumb his nose at the West

    08/28/2015 12:20:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 1 replies
    National Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Kelly McParland
    When he hasn’t been diving to the depths of the Black Sea in another demonstration of his he-man virility, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been busy overseeing an unusual import-substitution program. The plan – like his numerous manly man stunts – is intended to demonstrate no one can push around a proud Mother Russia. In a steady stream of declarations, Moscow has been closing its borders to goods imported from afar. It’s unusual because it appears to hurt Russians far more than it does the intended targets, and comes at a time Russia’s economy is in dire shape from the...
  • Donald Trump: Tax the Rich More

    08/28/2015 12:18:58 PM PDT · by z taxman · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Heather Long
    Donald Trump is finally showing us more of his economic plan beyond the "Make America Great Again" slogan on his red hat. America has now learned: -- He wants to tax the rich more and the middle class less. -- He wants to lower corporate taxes. -- He wants to cut government spending and stop raising the debt ceiling. "The hedge fund people make a lot of money and they pay very little tax," Trump said in an interview Wednesday with Bloomberg. "I want to lower taxes for the middle class." In short, Trump is willing to raise taxes on...
  • Have US laws created an online haven for Islamic State propaganda?

    08/28/2015 12:17:16 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 1 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | August 25, 2015 | By Taylor Luck
    Amman, Jordan — Hacker-activists across the world have launched an online war against the so-called Islamic State, targeting the web-savvy jihadists’ vast Internet network of supporters and suspected sleeper cells. But bureaucracy at a wary FBI and stringent US laws against hacking are slowing these efforts to take down the IS web forums and social media accounts, experts and analysts say. As a result, they say, the jihadists are opting to base their web operations on US-hosted sites in order to take advantage of US legal protections. Various groups of anonymous citizen hackers are taking on the jihadists, including Ghost...
  • Cruz Releases First Round of Iowa County Chairs

    08/28/2015 12:15:50 PM PDT · by Isara · 1 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/28/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Following the recent publication of the second round of Statewide Leadership Team members, the Cruz for President Campaign today released its first round of Iowa County Chairs.“Our Iowa team continues to demonstrate the strength and diversity of support we are seeing in Iowa and across the country,” said Sen. Cruz. “I’m encouraged by the fact that, as this first round of county chairs indicates, our team is made up of both seasoned veterans and energetic newcomers to the political process.”Today’s release gives a first look at the county level organization being built by the Cruz campaign in...
  • Man Who Shot and Killed Journalists Had a 'Menacing and Threatening' Mother, Dad Says

    08/28/2015 12:07:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Yahoo Parenting ^ | 8-28-2015 | Elise Solé
    Before Vester Lee Flanagan II shot and killed Roanoke, VA journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward on live television and then committed suicide, the public knew him as Bryce Williams, a reporter at station WDBJ who covered local news stories. In the days that followed the double murder, alleged details about his troubling past have emerged, particularly surrounding his late mother. According to court papers obtained by the New York Daily News, Flanagan’s parents Betty Flanagan and Vester Lee Flanagan Sr. divorced when Vester Lee was 8-years-old. And Flanagan Sr., 76, had filed a restraining order against his wife, a former...
  • Report: Netanyahu’s US Confidantes Believe Congress Won’t Overrule Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/28/2015 12:02:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | August 27, 2015 2:04 pm | David Daoud
    U.S. sources close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have concluded that opponents of the Iran nuclear deal won’t secure enough votes in Congress to overturn it, Israeli news site nrg reported on Thursday. According to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, referred to familiarly as the “Corker-Cardin Bill” (after its two drafters, Senators Bob Corker and Ben Cardin), Congress had 30 days to review any agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1 powers, and then vote on whether to approve it. That time frame was extended to 60 days when the international parties were unable to conclude a deal...
  • Jorge Ramos: Envisioning ‘Trumpland,’ what America would look like if Trump were president

    08/28/2015 11:59:47 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 51 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 08/28/2015 | Jorge Ramos
    Let’s imagine for a moment the kind of country that Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential hopeful, wants America to become if he’s elected. “Trumpland” would feature a 1,954-mile-long wall along the United States’ border with Mexico, to be constructed after the deportation of more than 11 million undocumented immigrants. Of course, Trump would ensure that the U.S.-born children of these immigrants lose their right to American citizenship, so they’d be deported as well. As Trump sees it, with the border wall up and the immigrants out, the U.S. could be a great nation again
  • Even in college, Donald Trump was brash (fun article)

    08/28/2015 11:51:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | Matt Viser
    The new student arrived at Penn’s Wharton business school in 1966, driving a Ford convertible and sporting a mop of blond hair as outsized as his ambitions. A junior transfer from Fordham University in the Bronx, the young man was an outsider on the Ivy League campus in Philadelphia, with few friends. But that did not temper his swagger. When a professor asked students in his small class why they had chosen to study real estate, the new student stood up. “I’m going to be the king of New York real estate.” The professor peered over his tortoiseshell glasses and...
  • Sarah Palin to interview Donald Trump, Jeb Bush (!!!)

    08/28/2015 11:50:09 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/2015 | HADAS GOLD
    Sarah Palin will interview Donald Trump and Jeb Bush on Friday night on the One America News Network, the former Alaska governor announced on her Facebook page. Read more: [http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/08/sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-2016-election-213134#ixzz3k8ZEd4ty](http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/08/sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-2016-election-213134#ixzz3k8ZEd4ty)
  • A new program aims to help poor and minority families qualify for mortgages.[Fannie]

    08/28/2015 11:48:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    Atlantic, the ^ | 28 August 2015 | Gillian B. White
    In the years since the recession, the dream of a steady paycheck and a home in a nice neighborhood have become more elusive for many working-class Americans. While some may say that the lack of homeownership reflects changing values, owning a home remains an important tool for wealth building for most families. Yet it is particularly unattainable for low-income and minority households. The homeownership rate for households that fall below median income was less than 50 percent in 2014, for those who made above the median it was nearly 80 percent. And the gap in homeownership between whites, and blacks...
  • Gun-grabbing father of Alison Parker on all channels praising Obama and demanding "gun control"

    08/28/2015 11:48:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 53 replies
    August 28, 2015
    This is disgusting. He just said both liberal democrat US senators in VA helped him when he ran for office and he helped them and he's disappointed they have not call him and called for more gun legislation. Then he says Obama can do something about guns because his hero got a deal with Iran passed, got healthcare for everyone, blah, blah, blah. I am getting sick and tired of seeing this liberal gun grabber on cable 24/7. He needs to take some and grieve his daughter who was just murdered. If Hillary Clinton is elected she's got a job...
  • Ted Cruz Is the Only Candidate Using Trump to His Advantage

    08/28/2015 11:47:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Esquire Magazine ^ | August 28, 2015 | Charles P. Pierce
    The Texas senator has so far avoided confronting Donald Trump, and now he's trying to get the ear of Trump's audience.​(Optional Video Accompaniment To This Post) OK, credit where it's due. Tailgunner Ted Cruz is the only other candidate in the Republican field who has reacted smartly to the sudden arrival of the Libidinous Visitor. While shoring up his natural base of support from the Bible-banging hayshakers in Iowa, Cruz also has refrained from trying to harsh the mellow of the Summer of Trump. And now he's pulled the shrewdest play of all. The Texas GOP senator's campaign announced Thursday...
  • That's a 'Renewable Energy' Job? If You Say So

    08/28/2015 11:45:13 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/26/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The statewide news site MLive recently published a column by the owner of a solar panel installation company claiming the state’s renewable energy sector has produced an estimated 82,600 jobs. Dean Berden, owner of DB Solar in Snover, wrote: “In recent years, Michigan's renewable sector has already seen tremendous growth, with more than an estimated 82,600 jobs in renewable power industries, energy efficiency and other conservation services.” The column links to a report called, “Powering Up Michigan," and attributes the 82,600 jobs number to a 2010 Bureau of Labor and Statistics report. ForTheRecord says: That particular Bureau of Labor Statistics...
  • POLL: MAJORITY BELIEVE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS A PROBLEM IN U.S.

    08/28/2015 11:41:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Caroline May
    Outspoken candidate Donald Trump got more good news today — the vast majority of Americans agree that “political correctness” is a problem. A new Rasmussen survey released Friday reveals that 71 percent of American adults believe that “political correctness… is a problem” in the U.S. Just 18 percent disagreed, and 10 percent were undecided.
  • NAME THAT RAPIST - #1 - It Happened at Yale

    08/28/2015 11:39:41 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    This will be the first in a series of vignettes about sexual assault, coverup, and intimidation. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In 1972, a 22-year-old woman told campus police at Yale University that she was sexually assaulted by a law student at the college. No charges were filed, but retired campus policemen contacted by Capitol Hill Blue confirmed the incident. NAME THAT RAPIST
  • Planned Parenthood exonerated, says Planned Parenthood-funded analysis of undercover videos

    08/28/2015 11:38:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Ben Johnson
    August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - A Planned Parenthood-funded analysis of eight explosive undercover videos has found that they would have no "evidentiary value" in a legal case against Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood announced today. The abortion provider paid Fusion GPS, a D.C.-based opposition research firm headed by Glenn Simpson, to analyze both the shorter and the hours-long full videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. "CMP edited content out of the alleged 'full footage' videos, and heavily edited the short videos so as to misrepresent statements made by Planned Parenthood representatives," the report, posted by Planned Parenthood, stated. "The...
  • China's workers abandon the city as Beijing faces an economic storm

    08/28/2015 11:36:02 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 26 August 2015 | Tom Phillips
    Liu Weiqin swapped rural poverty for life on the dusty fringes of China’s capital eight years ago hoping – like millions of other migrants – for a better future. On Thursday she will board a bus with her two young children and abandon her adopted home. “There’s no business,” complained the 36-year-old, who built a thriving junkyard in this dilapidated recycling village only to watch it crumble this year as plummeting scrap prices bankrupted her family. “My husband will stick around a bit longer to see if there is any more work to be found. I’m taking the kids.” “The...
  • Vanity: Home of the Most Freepers?

    08/28/2015 11:34:48 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 7 replies
    North Carolina ^ | Today | Me
    So this past weekend I took my son down to College. He's a freshmen at HPU! Hooyah! When we left at the end of the weekend, we're driving to these Tanger outlets in Mebane, NC and alongside of the road I see a sign that says: Welcome to Alamance County: Home to the most Freepers! Now, I had to share. I have no idea if it's right or not, but if I had seen it sooner, I would have had my wife snap a picture to upload!
  • Hillary: Republicans who want to defund Planned Parenthood are pretty much terrorists

    08/28/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15 | Robert Laurie
    The stench of desperation Let’s say you’ve been in politics for thirty or forty years. You’re crooked, corrupt, and mad with power. Your long history of deceit is well documented, but you’ve decided it’s your turn to be President. So, you’re running for the nation’s top job. To your consternation, your campaign is being decimated by your own checkered past. You’re primarily known as a dishonest, untrustworthy, liar. What do you do? HTML5 video is not supported! Special: Remove Bags and Wrinkles From Your Eyes With Two Simple Steps Well, if Hillary Clinton is any indication, you become desperate to...
  • Keyless Ignitions Led to Carbon Monoxide Deaths and Should Have Been Recalled, Suit Says

    Some of the world’s biggest automakers should have recalled millions of vehicles with keyless ignitions because the cars, which don’t shut off automatically if the driver fails to press the start/stop button, could be a deadly carbon monoxide risk, according to a new lawsuit. According to the suit, filed in Los Angeles Federal Court on behalf of keyless car drivers Wednesday, there have been at least 13 deaths -- and a number of close calls -- from carbon monoxide poisoning after consumers failed to manually shut off their engines. The suit claims, “Reasonable drivers mistakenly believe that removing the Keyless...
  • Dis-integrating America

    08/28/2015 11:32:35 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 6 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/27/15 | Pat Buchanan
    he Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive today. Their killer, Vester L. Flanagan II, said as much in his farewell screed. He ordered his murder weapon, he said, two days after the slaughter of nine congregants at the African-American AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. “What sent me over the top was the church shooting,” said Flanagan. To be sure, racism does not fully explain why Flanagan, fired from that same WDBJ7 station, committed this act...
  • 'It's just wrong': Walker defends Cruz from Boehner 'jackass' attack

    08/28/2015 11:31:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to the aid of Sen. Ted Cruz Friday after reports that Speaker of the House John Boehner called him a "jackass" during a fundraiser. Appearing on "The Hugh Hewitt Show," the Republican presidential hopeful called Boehner's reported Wednesday night statement "just wrong." Boehner made the comments at a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, according to the Daily Caller. "I think it's just wrong," Walker said. "Even though I don't know Sen. Cruz as well as I know some of the governors, I've grown to know him and like him and admire him...
  • Minnesota Terror suspect granted class-A . Would like to drive school buses

    08/28/2015 11:30:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15 | Robert Laurie
    Semis and school buses. What could go wrong? I don’t even really know what to say about this. Is it insane? Yes. Is it further evidence that this country isn’t really interested in dealing with the threat of homegrown radical Islam? Yes. Is it a painfully obvious recipe for disaster? You bet. However, according to FOX 9 Minneapolis, it’s also the truth. A man whose name appears on the no-fly list thanks to his efforts to radicalize young people has been given a Class-A commercial driver’s license. That allows him to drive large semi-trucks that he can fill with whatever...
  • Kurds Are Surging – America Is Not

    08/28/2015 11:28:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15 | Eddie Pedersen
    A tale of two countries, one spurred to greatness by manifest destiny, the other crumbling under the weight of liberal anarchism The Kurds are surging in Iraq again. Kurdish fighters are successfully attacking both the Islamic state and other terrorist factions in Syria and Iraq; as we saw with the Kurdish capture of many Iraqi villages two days ago. The recent Kurdish push in Iraq occurs in spite of Turkey’s President Erdogan and his counterproductive air campaign against Kurdish fighters. To make matters worse Kurdish hopes for autonomy rights in Iranian held areas will more or less cease to be...
  • Dem Rep Grayson: Trump Supporters "Racist" Worst 1.2 Percent In America

    08/28/2015 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday night on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), Democratic hopeful for U.S. Senate, said supporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump are racist and “the worst 1.2 percentin America.”
  • Our Immigration System Is Not Broken

    08/28/2015 11:25:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15/ | Dr. Robert Owens
    Immigration is THE issue for 2016 Why is it that when African Americans whose families have been in this country for hundreds of years commit crimes they go to jail and when illegal immigrants commit crimes they get released? In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide target illegal aliens, as do approximately two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants. More than 60 percent of the Hispanic gangs in Southern California—whose membership is in the tens of thousands—is illegal. These gangs are involved with drug-distribution schemes, extortion, drive-by assassinations, assaults, and robberies. According to the analysis conducted by...
  • Donald Trump’s polling no longer looks like a bubble set to burst

    08/28/2015 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 28 at 1:50 PM | Philip Bump
    We noted early this month that Donald Trump's lead in the polling emerged quickly and ferociously — but that it was hardly unprecedented. In the 2012 cycle, both Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich saw similar surges into the lead, only to watch those leads recede just as rapidly a few weeks later. When we looked at this a few weeks ago, the comparison looked like this: Trump, like Perry and Gingrich, topped out at a bit above a 10-percentage-point lead. But then that lead held. Here's what that graph looks like now: We've increased the scale, because we wanted to...
  • Donald Trump Sparks GOP Soul - Searching

    08/28/2015 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Brad Schaeffer
    A well-intentioned article by Noah Rothman in Commentary Magazine offers that Donald Trump’s supporters are the right wing’s version of Obama’s vacuous “Hope and Change” acolytes. Says Rothman: “Trump is the right’s Obama, insofar as his policy preferences are ill-defined, pliable, and reflective of whatever the audience immediately before him wants them to be.” Such comparisons short-change Trump’s supporters.
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Teabagger

    08/28/2015 11:22:05 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-28-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Megyn Kelly eyeing move to Fox News' rival?

    08/28/2015 11:20:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 52 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/28/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    A New York Magazine writer and author of the 2014 book about Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, "The Loudest Voice in the Room," said in a recent televised interview the cable station's biggest star, Megyn Kelly, may not be re-engaging in public disputes with presidential hopeful Donald Trump because she doesn't want to hurt her chances to move to a more mainstream network, like CNN. Kelly, on the heels of widespread criticism of her debate night questioning of Trump – after which the billionaire businessman called her a "bimbo" in a tweet – went on what she and Fox officials...
  • The Daily 202: Trump says maybe America should try making a jerk president

    08/28/2015 11:19:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | August 28, 2015 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    GREENVILLE, S.C.—As Donald Trump studied the crosstabs of a recent poll, his favorite hobby since he started leading in all of them, he was pleased, he said, to see that GOP primary voters perceive him as better equipped than his rivals to handle the economy, national security and even social issues. But one nugget in the survey nagged at the New York billionaire. “The only thing I did badly on was: Is he a nice person? I was last in terms of niceness,” he said. Campaigning deep in the Bible Belt yesterday, the businessman spun this as an asset, not...
  • Hillary: 'Party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump'

    08/28/2015 11:17:33 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-28-2015 | Jonathan Swan
    Hillary Clinton is taking aim at the Republican presidential front-runner, proclaiming Friday that “the party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump.” In a fiery speech to the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) annual summer meeting in Minneapolis, Clinton told a cheering audience that the rest of the GOP presidential field is Donald Trump "without the pizzazz or the hair." Coming a day after a Trump speech where he had audience member pull his hair to prove it's his own, Clinton said, "A lot of people have said a lot of things about my hair over the years. So I...
  • Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis

    08/28/2015 11:13:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Associated Press | August 27, 2015
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – After 43 years in prison, parole officials again say it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis. Parole commissioners recommended Thursday that Davis be paroled in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. It's the fourth time for such a recommendation, but the 72-year-old Davis remains imprisoned at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.
  • August 26, 1920: The 19th Amendment Goes Into Effect, Granting Women the Vote (OMG!)

    08/28/2015 11:11:45 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 46 replies
    The Nation ^ | 8/26/2015 | Richard Kreitner
    When the 19th Amendment went into effect 95 years ago today (8/26), The Nation was already looking ahead to the deeper implications of women’s suffrage. “What Will They Do With The Vote?” asked a piece by Stella Crossley Daljord. The answer has implications for the state of American politics today, almost a century after the extension of suffrage to women.
  • Law of Unintended Consequences: New EU Tax Laws Force Thousands of Businesses to Close

    08/28/2015 11:09:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Law of Unintended Consequences: New EU Tax Laws Force Thousands of Businesses to Close in Just Six Months { Full title ]. New European Union tax rules introduced in January have already driven thousands of small companies out of business, with thousands more set to follow as awareness of the change in the VAT law grows. Research has shown that incompetence on the part of collecting agencies has further added misery to the situation. After an eight-year consultation which excluded the voices of micro-businesses, the EU introduced new rules on VAT returns at the beginning of this year, which required...
  • Victimhood: A Few Thoughts on the Roanoke Tragedy

    08/28/2015 11:09:33 AM PDT · by huckfillary · 8 replies
    Self ^ | August 28, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    On August 26, 2015, a deranged black male who claimed he had been the victim of racism in the media industry, shot and killed two young, very talented and promising journalists in Roanoke, VA, at point blank range. Incidently, they were white. By legal definition, it was a hate crime. An act of violence motivated by racism or homophobia is a hate crime. But victimhood in this country evokes two completely polarized responses--by the political and media establishment, the criminal justice system, and the respective communities. I haven't heard the term "hate crime" mentioned once in all the many hours...
  • Army used ‘chilly grenades’ to flush out Pak terrorist Sajjad Ahmed from a cave

    08/28/2015 11:08:44 AM PDT · by cold start · 26 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | 28 August 2015
    The 22-year-old was one of the five terrorists who had crossed over from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and hid in the cave after army detected the infiltration and was hunting for them in Rafiabad area of Kashmir. He panicked and begged for mercy after army commandos fired ‘chilly grenades’ and teargas shells into a cave to flush out the terrorists who were holed up there since last night. After crossing over from PoK in a place over 100 kms north of here, the five Lashker-e-Taiba militants made several attempts to breach the tight cordon placed along the LoC, army officials said....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Indy Star Orchestrates Secret Campaign To Promote LGBT Special Protections

    08/28/2015 11:08:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 26, 2015 | Thomas Rose
    Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an email sent by the President and Publisher of the Indianapolis Star. It invites “community leaders” to help plan and coordinate an aggressive, highly orchestrated campaign to “persuade” the Indiana state legislature to adopt sweeping special protections for Indiana’s gay, lesbian and transgender communities. The email, sent personally by Karen Ferguson Fuson, President and Publisher of the Star, was sent early this morning to an undisclosed list of business and media elites, together with gay rights activists. It pulls no punches in its scope or its goals. The email, in its unedited entirety reads as...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Handling of Email Issue Frustrates Democratic Leaders

    08/28/2015 11:04:47 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/27/2015 | PATRICK HEALY, JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Democratic leaders are increasingly frustrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s failure to put to rest questions about her State Department email practices and ease growing doubts among voters about her honesty and trustworthiness. On top of that, many say, her repeated jokes and dismissive remarks on the email controversy suggest that she is not treating it seriously enough. Interviews with more than 75 Democratic governors, lawmakers, candidates and party members have laid bare a widespread bewilderment that Mrs. Clinton has allowed a cloud to settle over her candidacy — by using a private email server in the first place, since it...
  • "I did not send or receive material marked 'Classified' (on my server)" [Hillary news conf.]

    08/28/2015 11:02:21 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 36 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    During a news conference at the DNC in Minneapolis, MN, Hillary Clinton again reiterated that she did not send or receive material marked 'classified' on her private and unsecured email server. Nice word play you did there, Hillary, but whether or not classified information is marked as such or not is NOT the question or issue. The question is, "Did you send or receive CLASSIFIED INFORMATION (MARKED OR NOT) ON YOUR UNCLASSIFIED SERVER???" As Secretary of State, Hillary of ALL PEOPLE should be well aware of what information is classified or unclassified, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS MARKED.
  • In a world of fakes and freaks, don't forget what courage really looks like

    08/28/2015 10:58:57 AM PDT · by hemogoblin · 3 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 8/28/2015 | Alec Rooney
    At one point in Laura Hillenbrand’s World War II book Unbroken, the top turret gunner of a B-24 bomber over the Pacific stays doggedly at his post and keeps on firing, trying to ward off an attacking Japanese fighter plane. Eventually he succeeds. Staying focused on saving the lives of one’s comrades under such terrifying conditions is admirable enough. Stanley Pillsbury did it after one of his feet had been practically blown off by a cannon shell from the enemy aircraft. When they got his boot off after the engagement, his foot was shredded. His big toe stayed inside the...
  • Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hack

    08/28/2015 10:56:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    nypost.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members. Avid Life Media Inc. says Noel Biderman’s departure is effective immediately and was a mutual decision. “This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees,” Avid Life’s statement reads. “We are steadfast in our commitment to our customer base.” Biderman didn’t immediately return an email sent to his work...
  • Virginia Shooting Victim’s Husband: ‘I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun,’ Not the Gun

    08/28/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Virginia Shooting Victim’s Husband: ‘I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun,’ Not the Gun On August 28, Tim Gardner, husband of Virginia shooting victim Vicki Gardner, said he does not blame the gun for his wife’s shooting. Rather, he blames the man who was holding the gun and pulled the trigger. Vicki is the woman Alison Parker was interviewing when Vester Lee Flanagan opened fire. According to Fox News, Tim Gardner said one of Flanagan’s bullets “grazed [Vicki’s] spine” without doing the damage a direct hit would have done. Tim expressed gratitude that it was not a direct hit and...
  • When Will ABC News Release the Full Vester Flanagan Manifesto?

    08/28/2015 10:51:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    PJM ^ | August 28, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Two days ago, ABC News reported that Vester Flanagan, the murderer of two WDBJ employees, sent a 23-page faxed manifesto to ABC News. ABC reported bits and pieces of the manifesto. Yet we still haven’t seen the full document. ABC hasn’t made it available. Why? John Nolte and others have been busy hammering away at the racial hypocrisy of many in the media after treating Flanagan’s crimes very differently from Dylann Roof’s. Unquestionably, they were both racially motivated. But you’d never know that from reading the headlines in the Washington Post or other mouthpieces that enable the (one way) racial...
  • GOP's Walker promises to aggressively confront terrorism

    08/28/2015 10:49:33 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 8/28 | Bill Barrow
    Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism." The Wisconsin governor plans to lay out his foreign policy agenda Friday in a speech at The Citadel, a military college in the early-voting state of South Carolina. According to excerpts released by his campaign, Walker will accuse President Barack Obama of wide-ranging weakness on the world stage, from the proposed nuclear deal with Iran to his handling of relations with China and Russia
  • Nestle accused of using slave-caught fish in cat food

    08/28/2015 10:44:40 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 28 replies
    Yahoo News/AFP ^ | 8/28/2015
    New York (AFP) - Swiss food giant Nestle is being sued in the United States for allegedly knowingly allowing its Fancy Feast cat food to contain fish from a Thai supplier that uses slave labor.
  • Husband of shooting survivor: Wife lost kidney

    08/28/2015 10:44:22 AM PDT · by Blue Highway · 22 replies
    NBC12.com ^ | 8/28/15 | NBC12 Newsroom
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) The husband of on-air shooting survivor Vicki Gardner says his wife lost a kidney and part of her colon, and faces three months of convalescence. Tim Gardner said in a telephone interview Thursday his heart goes out to the families of Roanoke, Virginia, television reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. They were killed Wednesday by gunman Vester Flanagan as they interviewed Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.