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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-22-14, OM, St. John Paul II, Pope

    10/21/2014 9:57:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-22-14 | Revised New American Bibl
    October 22, 2014Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Eph 3:2-12 Brothers and sisters:You have heard of the stewardship of God’s gracethat was given to me for your benefit,namely, that the mystery was made known to me by revelation,as I have written briefly earlier.When you read thisyou can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,which was not made known to human beings in other generationsas it has now been revealedto his holy Apostles and prophets by the Spirit,that the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same Body,and copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus...
  • Investigators: Secret Service use problematic

    10/21/2014 9:52:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Erica Werner
    A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. The report by the Homeland Security Departments inspector general calls the conduct problematic, and says that the employees friendship with high-level Secret Service officials creates the appearance it was motivated by personal relations rather than furthering official government functions. Although agency officials insisted that President Barack Obamas safety was not compromised, the memo notes that Obama was at the White...
  • Obama praises Supreme Court on gay marriage, has no plans to be a justice

    10/21/2014 9:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 20, 2014 | Robert Barnes
    The life of a Supreme Court justice would be a little bit too monastic for President Obama, according to an interview he gave the New Yorker about his legal legacy. Obama also praised the Supreme Courts recent decision not to review lower-court rulings that struck down state prohibitions on same-sex marriage, saying he believes that the Constitution provides gays the right to marry. And he said that 81-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets to decide, not anybody else, when she chooses to go into retirement. Obama made the remarks to the magazines legal correspondent, Jeffrey Toobin. Toobin noted that the...
  • Obamacare Used to Register Voters

    10/21/2014 9:33:58 PM PDT · by upchuck · 3 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Last spring, John* purchased health insurance through the Washington State healthcare exchange. He was surprised when, last month, he received an email from the exchange at the address hed provided when he signed up. The email was entitled, Voter Registration Information. It read, in part:ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you would like to register to vote or update your information, visit the Washington Secretary of State website at https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote?Org=confidHBE&language=en I did think it was an effort to [register voters] for the Democrat party, says John, a union member for the better part of four decades.He wasnt the only healthcare...
  • Marine suspect transferred to Philippine detention (Allegedly killed a ladyboy)

    10/21/2014 9:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim Gomez
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The U.S. military turned over a Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino to the Philippine military's main camp in the capital Wednesday, easing a looming irritant over his custody, officials said. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton had been detained on board the USS Peleliu at the Subic Bay Freeport, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Manila, after he was implicated in the death of 26-year-old Jennifer Laude, whose former name was Jeffrey....
  • The Disturbing Secrets of "Federal Persecutors"

    10/21/2014 9:26:05 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 3 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 22, 2014 | John Stossel
    A group of Washington overlords federal prosecutors sometimes break rules and wreck peoples lives. President Obama may soon appoint one of them to be Americas next Attorney General. The prosecutorial bullying is detailed in a new book by Sidney Powell, Licensed to Lie. She reports that the Department of Justices narcissistic and dishonest prosecutors destroy people by doing things like deliberately withholding evidence. Remember the Arthur Andersen accounting firm? It was killed off by ambitious prosecutors who claimed the company helped Enron commit accounting fraud and then shredded the evidence. But instead of charging people who allegedly ordered...
  • Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor: Desegregation an Unwilling Invasion

    10/21/2014 9:23:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 21, 2014 | Alana Goodman
    Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor argued that the federal governments desegregation of Arkansass largest public school in 1957 was an unwilling invasion that took a local problem out of the local authorities hands and led to deep suspicions of democracy in the state, according to a copy of his college thesis obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Written in 1985, the 30-page paperwhich also suggested that the states Democratic Party was hindering economic progress, and attributed policies such as welfare and the Equal Rights Amendment to wild-eyed liberalscould add to Pryors difficulties as he fights to protect his seat from...
  • Chicago Hospitals Monitoring 2 Sick Passengers From Liberia, CDC Not Testing For Ebola

    10/21/2014 9:18:05 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/21/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Just when you thought it was safe to BTF-Ebola-Is-Fixed-Dip... ABC7 Chicago reports, two unrelated passengers (one child - vomiting, no fever; one adult - nausea, diarrhea, no fever) originating from Liberia became ill en route to O'Hare International Airport. The two patients are being monitored in isolation at The University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center but based on the latest reports and risk exposures (from the Chicago Ebola Resource Network), the CDC has determined not to test them for Ebola... (perhaps they are waiting for Ron Klain to start work tomorrow to give them the go-ahead)....
  • Obamacare users pitched for voter registration

    10/21/2014 9:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Sharyl Attkisson has dug up another interesting story of government activity which is certainly questionable in nature. It appears that at least some of the people who signed up for Obamacare have been getting some unsolicited e-mail and it has nothing to do with healthcare. Last spring, John* purchased health insurance through the Washington State healthcare exchange. He was surprised when, last month, he received an email from the exchange at the address hed provided when he signed up. The email was entitled, Voter Registration Information. It read, in part: ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you would like to...
  • Obama pitches for votes on black radio

    10/21/2014 9:12:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2014 4:48 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates dont want him around in person.African-American turnout will be vital to Democrats hopes in states such as Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and North Carolina that will help determine control of the Senate. And Obama remains beloved among black voters even if Democratic candidates in those races are running away from him amid the presidents low overall approval ratings. This isnt about my feelings being hurt, Obama told the Rev. Al Sharpton in one...
  • Clinton, Grimes urge Owensboro crowd to volunteer with Election Day two weeks away

    10/21/2014 9:06:55 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/21/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    OWENSBORO Former President Bill Clinton made his third lap around the track in Kentuckys neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race, imploring a throng of supporters Tuesday to help push Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes first across the finish line in two weeks. Minutes after Grimes called herself a Kentucky filly, the 42nd U.S. president offered his own equine analogy. Every election cycle, Clinton said, I feel like an old racehorse. They got me in a nice barn, and when its election season, they come in, they give me an extra bale of hay, he said, drawing laughter from the crowd of...
  • Ebola Debuts on Americans' List of Top U.S. Problems

    10/21/2014 8:58:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin McCarthy
    As the quarantine period ends for people exposed to the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola, the virus for the first time ranks among the top 10 issues Americans consider to be the most important ones facing the country. However, Ebola still ranks behind five other issues, including the economy (17%), dissatisfaction with government (16%) and unemployment (10%), and ties several others.These results come from an Oct. 12-15 Gallup poll, conducted while dozens of people in the U.S. were still being quarantined after coming in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who died earlier this month from...
  • Wisconsin Pro-Life Group: Emilys List Lying About Ultrasound Bill Scott Walker Signed

    10/21/2014 8:54:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    life news ^ | 10.21.14 | Steven Ertelt
    Leading pro-abortion groups are attacking pro-life Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is facing a tough re-election battle in this purple state. The out-of-state and extreme pro-abortion group Emilys List is making false claims about Sonya Law, the pro-life bill Walker signed that allows women a chance to see their unborn baby in an ultrasound while considering an abortion. The pro-abortion groups claim Walker is violating womens privacy by forcing them to have a transvaginal utlrasound a claim the states leading pro-life e group rejects. ultrasound3d18Wisconsin Right to Lifes Executive Director, Heather Weininger, stated, We only have to look at...
  • Political Polarization & Media Habits

    10/21/2014 8:22:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Pew Research ^ | October 21, 2014 | By Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried, Jocelyn Kiley and Katerina Eva Matsa
    When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends, they are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals, according to a new Pew Research Center study.
  • Death of Klinghoffer Is Your Problem, Im Not Jewish!

    10/21/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 13 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 21, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York October 21, 2014 Over 4,000 people attended a demonstration yesterday against the Death of Klinghoffer opera in New York City. Many were Jewish, some were Christian. All were angry. They all had one objective to illustrate that this opera about a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound man, who was shot in the head by Palestinian terrorists on the Achille Lauro cruise ship in 1985 was an act of terror not art. After hearing former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani discuss the First Amendment and how it also applied to the protesters, listening...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

    10/21/2014 8:09:08 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 21 replies
    A.P. ^ | October 20, 2914 | JENNIFER AGIESTA and EMILY SWANSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.
  • Giving Mankato cop a double 'wet Willy' lands man in jail

    10/21/2014 8:06:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    Mankato Press/Pioneer Press ^ | 10-21-14 | Dan Nienaber
    MANKATO, Minn. -- Giving a stranger a wet Willy could get you an annoying look, a profanity riddled verbal response or even a punch in the nose. When that stranger is a police officer on duty, it turns out it's a crime -- one that a Mankato officer thought was more than an extra gross misdemeanor. He responded to the wet pokes to his ears by hauling the perpetrator off to the pokey and requesting a felony charge. Armed with two freshly licked fingers, a former Kiester man home on leave from the Air Force thought it would be funny...
  • Toys R Us pulls Breaking Bad dolls

    10/21/2014 8:05:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2014 9:18 PM EDT | Anne DInnocenzio
    Toys Я Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad” after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman. The figures have a detachable bag of cash and a bag of methamphetamines.Toys Я Us, which is based in Wayne, New Jersey, told The Associated Press late Tuesday that the dolls are being removed immediately from its website and shelves. …
  • Ferguson Protesters Anticipate Bad News In Michael Brown Case

    10/21/2014 8:01:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 21, 2014 | Mariah Stewart
    FERGUSON, Mo. -- Demonstrators calling for the arrest of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, are anticipating that the officer will not be charged. Many of them are predicting widespread protests if the grand jury reviewing the case decides to acquit Wilson. A crowd of around 100 gathered Monday along South Florissant Road, with many calling for the arrest of Wilson, who killed Brown in this St. Louis suburb on Aug. 9. Two demonstrators, one of whom was a state senator, were taken into custody outside the Ferguson Police Department after they...
  • Shame on Monica Lewinsky

    10/21/2014 8:01:19 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2014 | Timothy Stanley
    Shameless. There's no other word to describe Monica Lewinsky. Sixteen years after her affair with President Bill Clinton became public knowledge, she's returned to the limelight with a campaign against cyberbullying -- of which she claims to have been "patient zero." Ignore the fact that she was patently not the primary victim in the Zippergate affair (poor Hillary Clinton was) or that any comparison with someone suffering a disease, especially at a time when people are dropping dead from Ebola, is tasteless in the extreme. What's most depressing is that when she rejoined the public stage, she said she was...
  • Reading the early voting tea leaves: Republicans closing the gap

    10/21/2014 7:55:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    It’s October 21, and according to publicly available data from early-voting states, almost 2 million votes are already banked in states across the country. As early voting became more prevalent, Democrats first owned this pre-Election month of GOTV, but Republicans have been closing in on their efforts. The numbers “banked” before Election Day are an uncertain gauge of turn-out or results, because the practice of early voting is young enough not to have solid established patterns. Still, political scientists and analysts will take any data port in an anecdote storm, and a good map for Republicans paired with gains...
  • Finalists named for $10m Star Trek 'tricorder' X Prize

    10/21/2014 7:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    BBC News Technology blog ^ | August 27, 2014 | Edwin Lane, technology reporter
    The Star Trek tricorder diagnosed any illness at once.Ten finalists have been chosen in a $10m (6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in the Star Trek series.The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, launched last year, challenges anyone to develop a wireless device capable of detecting a range of diseases. The technology employs sensors and imaging to measure vital signs and diagnose conditions non-invasively. X Prize officials said the technology was now "fact, not science fiction". The 10 finalists come from a range of backgrounds, including universities, medical device manufacturers and tech start-ups. One research team...
  • Moment Mystery Light Streaked Across Night Sky Captured on Video

    10/21/2014 7:51:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    abc ^ | Oct 21, 2014, 10:40 AM ET | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    The sighting came as the Earth passed through the debris cloud from Halleys Comet, which produces the annual Orionid meteor shower. Bill Cooke of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, told ABC News there were "several bright Orionids last night, as well as a spectacular fireball over middle Tennessee" that he said broke apart at 24 miles altitude just south of Nashville.
  • Passenger who arrived at Newark Airport being evaluated for Ebola

    10/21/2014 7:50:20 PM PDT · by Columbo · 31 replies
    A passenger who arrived at Newark Airport was rushed to the hospital to be evaluated for Ebola. Strict protocols require that the passenger to be quarantined in isolation while he is undergoing evaluation for Ebola. An ambulance escorted by Port Authority Police and officers from Customs and Border Protection left Newark Liberty International Airport at 4:45 Tuesday evening.
  • Kasper Makes More Threats

    10/21/2014 7:48:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Fr. Ray Blake's Blog ^ | 10/21/14 | Fr. Ray Blake
    There are wicked journalists who for a few pence will lie their heads off and distort the truth, who like the unscrupulous Bill Gardner, who after his time in Brighton got a job working for the Daily Telegraph - though I did hear he might be sacked. Fortunately there are also brave courageous journalists like Edward Pentin who hearing a Cardinal make statements which are horrendous publishes them. If journalism is not to be left to the plain wicked, journalists, like theologians and bishops and priests, have to be on the side of truth. Sometimes reporting the truth they have...
  • Che Cafe at UCSD Must Close, Judge Rules ((Communist Icon Inspired Student Collective Evicted)

    10/21/2014 7:47:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | October 21, 2014 | BOB PONTING,
    Che Cafe at UCSD must close, judge rules SAN DIEGO The student-run Che Cafe at UC San Diego will have to close its doors after a judge ruled Tuesday in favor of the university in its eviction lawsuit. UCSD filed suit after the student collective refused to vacate the 1940s- era building on campus. University officials said the building needs $700,000 in repairs to stay open. Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal ruled in favor of UCSD after a bench trial.
  • LAPD Veteran Charged With Faking Military Leave

    10/21/2014 7:41:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Bulicz is a member of the California National Guard. Prosecutors say she submitted fake documents that allowed her to take more than $5,400 worth of paid time off from the Police Department.
  • MO State Senator Arrested Outside Ferguson Police Station with Loaded Handgun, Reeked of Alcohol

    10/21/2014 7:36:09 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 57 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/21/2014
    A Missouri state senator was arrested after causing a disturbance at a Ferguson police station. The senator, Jamilah Nasheed, had a fully loaded 9mm handgun and eight additional rounds on her person. Senator Nasheed refused to take a breathalyzer test, despite having a strong smell of alcohol. Nasheed was arrested and charged with violation of a Obey Lawful Order of Police and Manner of Walking in the Roadway. Nasheed claims innocence, stating that: It was a symbolic arrest sending a message to the protesters that we can protest peacefully and that we must protest peacefully and that we want...
  • Testimonies from aspiring abortionists show abortions violent reality

    10/21/2014 7:34:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.21.14 | Sarah Terzo
    Men and women who are considering providing abortions as a career must overcome their natural revulsion to witnessing violence. They must silence their consciences and prepare themselves to participate in the destruction of human life on a daily basis. If they cannot do this, they will not be able to perform abortions. Here are quotes from four people two medical students, a doctor, and a would-be Planned Parenthood director, going through this process. 1.) A doctor who was trying to decide whether or not to perform abortions witnessed a second trimester procedure and described what she saw: Seeing an...
  • The Internet Didn't Bully You, Ms. Lewinsky -- Bill Clinton and the Democrat Party Did That

    10/21/2014 7:33:03 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | October 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Monica Lewinsky, speaking of rejection, let me tell you something. It's about time that somebody -- well, this is gonna be hard, because, look, there's a plausible explanation for her being messed up. You know that long, detailed monologue I did on the day we had that blockbuster story that WMD's were found in Iraq and that Karl Rove and people in the White House had made an active political decision to cover up the discovery ... So, in a certain sense, Monica Lewinsky has been a victim of similar things with what the Democrat Party and the willing...
  • Cruz predicts GOP presidential victory

    10/21/2014 7:32:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014, 03:42 pm | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he thinks Republicans will not only take control of the Senate next year but also the White House in 2017.Cruz, who is considered a potential GOP nominee for the 2016 presidential election, wrote an op-ed for USA Today outlining what Republican priorities would be if they, take over the Senate after Novembers midterm election.Several vulnerable Democrats in conservative states are up for reelection. Republicans need to gain six seats in order to shift into the majority party.Cruz said if Republicans win, they would pass legislation to jumpstart the economy, safeguard constitutional liberties, and strengthen our...
  • The Synod and the Media: Culpable Navet or Shrewd Calculation?

    10/21/2014 7:31:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 10/20/14 | Russell Shaw
    The disastrous mid-term relatio seeded confusion, conflict, and lingering bitterness at every level of the Church. But the synod itself was only Act One Upon becoming director of media relations for the American bishops in late 1969, I quickly made a crucial discovery about my new employers. With just a handful of exceptions, the bishops were painfully nave about the news business, yet convinced they could manipulate the process to get the story told as they wished. They were wrong of course, and eventually they learned that. But in the interim their attempts at manipulation were a continuing source of...
  • The NYTimes is Worried About Orthodox Jewish Beggars

    10/21/2014 7:30:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:09 PM | Ronn Torossian
    Recently, The New York Times Magazine had an article entitled The Beggars Of Lakewood, which I found to be a distorted depiction of the Hareidi-religious Jewish community of Lakewood, New Jersey. The article describes how the people of Lakewood do not turn anyone vetted as needy away. It couldand shouldhave been called The Generous Givers of Lakewood. Because this is a community of Torah scholars who, barring a few, are far from wealthy. Instead, it focuses on those asking for funds. The piece uses the hackneyed stereotype of Jews as money-grubbing beggarsreplete with a picture of a black hat surrounded...
  • Soda causes our cells to age as much as smoking does, study finds

    10/21/2014 7:09:46 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 94 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 21, 2014
    Drink a 20-ounce soda daily, and you may be causing your cells to age as much as they would if you smoked, a study suggests. Researchers investigated DNA from 5,309 adults, focusing on telomeres, the caps on the ends of our cells' chromosomes, Time reports.
  • Orange is the New Black Stars Design Shirts for Planned Parenthood

    10/21/2014 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.21.14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Orange is the New Black stars have partnered with Planned Parenthood, the nations largest abortion business, in their campaign Women are Watching. The campaign is intended to get women to the polls and vote for pro-abortion politicians this November. Selenis Leyva and Natasha Lyonne helped designed t-shirts that read, I am one of the 99% of women who have used birth control, on the front and Its my business. Not politicians on the back. organgeisthenewblackSelenis Leyva said, Its hard to believe that there are still politicians trying to take away our access to birth control. This is not a controversial...
  • Iowa: Sick Ad Claims Pro-Life Joni Ernst Doesnt Care About Sexual Assault Victims

    10/21/2014 7:03:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | Sarah Zagorski
    According to the latest USA Today/Suffolf University poll, pro-life Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) has a narrow lead over pro-abortion Rep. Bruce Braley. Among likely voters, she leads Braley 47%-43%. Ernst is an officer in the Army National Guard and has successful presented herself as a potential leader for Iowa. But a new television ad released by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee attacks Ernsts pro-life views. The ad features an Iowa nurse named Kim Tweedy who says she has worked on the sexual assault response team. joniernstTweedy says, Ive seen lots of cases, many of them are very brutal. It breaks your...
  • AIG Bailout Trial Bombshell III: Paulson Lied to Congress About TARP

    10/21/2014 7:01:47 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Naked Capitalism ^ | 17 October 2014 | Yves Smith
    Ive gone through only the first day of testimony from the AIG bailout trial, and we are already up to our third bombshell. The first witness called by the plaintiff, Starr International (an investment vehicle controlled by Hank Greenberg), was Scott Alvarez, general counsel for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Part of the testimony covered a discussion that took place late in the evening of September 15, the day Lehman declared bankruptcy in the wee hours of the morning. The topic was AIG. The participants included Alvarez, Timothy Geithner, Fed governors Don Kohn and Kevin Warsh, Ken Wilson, a...
  • Democratic turnout flyer: If you want to prevent another Ferguson

    10/21/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Political Insider ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy
    The Democratic effort to pump up the African-American vote in Georgia just took an interesting turn. A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. It contains an interesting line that concedes the problem of low interest among black voters: If we want a better, safer future for our children, its up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great. Heres a complete look: And...
  • McDonalds CEO outlines changes as sales slide

    10/21/2014 6:55:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 109 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2014 6:11 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonalds CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasnt been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. Thompson said that starting in January, McDonalds will simplify its menu to make room for restaurants to offer options that are best-suited for their regions. To offer greater customization, he also said the company planned to expand its Create Your Taste offering that lets people pick the buns and toppings they want on burgers by tapping a touchscreen. The program is currently being offered in Southern California, and McDonalds...
  • 'I am not a spy,' says US Businessman Attacked in Hong Kong

    10/21/2014 6:55:14 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 6 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 21, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung claimed Sunday that local democracy protests raging for over a month are, not entirely a domestic movement, as external forces are involved. American businessman Mark Simon has been thrown into the eye of this storm as one of the alleged external forces. Former American Military Intelligence Officer Turned Next Media Executive, charged a typical headline about him in the pro-Beijing press. Next Media is a leading pro-democracy publishing company in Asia. Raised in Falls Church, Va., Mr. Simon played football at East Carolina University and attended Georgetown University before a 25-year career in the...
  • Pope Francis, Barack Obama & The Rise of the Beta Male

    10/21/2014 6:55:08 PM PDT · by yosephdaviyd · 6 replies
    DavidLGray.INFO ^ | 10/21/2014 | David L. Gray
    After Pope Francis published his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, which, in part, attempted to highlight the concern that the rich should have for the poor and the marginalized, he became known in conservative circles as the Pope of the Redistribution of Wealth; to which, liberals would have preferred a more fun title Pope of Economic Justice. Nevertheless, due to the Popes interest in governments and corporations sharing their booty he was compared to President Barack Obama. Perhaps, to a very limited degree, Pope Francis and Barack Obama do have a common interest in economic justice, but what everyone has...
  • Nelson Bunker Hunt, second son of legendary wildcatter H.L. Hunt, dies

    10/21/2014 6:54:19 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 8 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 21 October 2014 | JOE SIMNACHER
    Nelson Bunker Hunt, one of the most famous Texas oilmen and dealmakers, died Tuesday in an assisted living facility in Dallas after long battles with cancer and dementia. He was 88. ... The second son of oil legend H.L. Hunt, Bunker was briefly thought to be the richest man in the world with his discovery of a Libyan oil field in partnership with British Petroleum. Those interests were later nationalized by Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. ... Despite his apparent Midas touch, Hunt lived modestly. He flew coach, wore mass-merchandise clothing and drove nondescript automobiles. Many noted that his personal spending...
  • Opposing Football Teams Unite To Help A Little Fan with Down Syndrome Make the Play of the Game

    10/21/2014 6:50:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    IJ Review ^ | Oct. 21,2014 | India Moorehouse
    Eight-year-old Gabe, featured in this video, is the younger brother of one of the players, and honorary captain of the Rhinelanders Junior Varsity football team. According to his older brother who posted the video to reddit, Gabe has Down Syndrome and is the Rhinelanders biggest fan. During the last game of the Hodags season, the team put Gabe into play, and orchestrated it so he would be guaranteed to score a touchdown. He is only eight, after all. What makes it more special is that the opposing team, Mosinee, fumbled and flopped all over the field as though they were...
  • UN Biodiversity Conference Pushes Global Redistribution, Restriction, Regimentation

    10/21/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 October 2014 | William F. Jasper
    UN Biodiversity Conference Pushes Global Redistribution, Restriction, Regimentation 20 October 2014 Resource mobilization and capacity building were two of the key terms that dominated the recently concluded United Nations biodiversity conference in Korea. Resource mobilization, as the reader may guess, refers to increasing government funding (i.e., increasing taxation) to support biodiversity programs and research. Capacity building, a favorite phrase at the UN, refers to foreign aid transfers from the developed to the lesser developed countries, which means either government-to-government or government-to-UN agency transfers of wealth.The 12th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP12) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity...
  • Ben Bradlee Dies, 93

    10/21/2014 6:20:19 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 42 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 Oct 2014 | Pete D'amato
    The former editor of the Washington Post who led the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and made the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers is dead at 93. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2802484/ben-bradlee-washington-post-editor-led-coverage-watergate-dies-93.html#ixzz3Gpfgm5Gb Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Washington Post's Ben Bradlee dies

    10/21/2014 6:19:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Helton and Todd Leopold
    (CNN) -- Ben Bradlee, the zestful, charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has died. He was 93. Bradlee began end-of-life care at his home last month after suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia for several years. He was the executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991, during which time the paper covered the downfall of President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal.
  • Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

    10/21/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT · by John W · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October21, 2014 | Robert G. Kaiser
    Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Posts transformation into one of the worlds leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93. From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily. He achieved that goal by combining compelling news stories based on aggressive reporting with engaging feature pieces of a kind previously associated with the best magazines. His charm and gift...
  • Critics of Pamela Geller and Her Campaign

    10/21/2014 6:18:38 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | William Michael
    To the various critics of Pamela Gellers and the Stop Islamization of America Campaign: It says something about the advanced state of political correctness in this country, and the moral rot it causes, that a bus ad featuring a photograph of Amin al-Husseini, the once Mufti of Jerusalem, sitting across from Adolf Hitler, draws immensely shallow and ignorant criticism. (See Spread Hummus, Not Hate.) The story behind the Mufti and the parallels with today are eye-opening, shocking, and portend a very dangerous near-term future for the Middle East and the world. We live in an age where the self-proclaimed Islamic...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to FIFA on Slave Labor

    10/21/2014 6:14:48 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | October 21, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign
    Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA-Strasse 20, P.O. Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland Dear Mr. Blatter: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. FIFA is preparing to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar’s capital city of Doha, and this decision has proved anything but uncontroversial. Not the least, because of bribery charges. In September 2013, the UK’s The Guardian ran a feature story on Qatar’s “World Cup slaves.” These slaves, foreign workers who are flown...
  • Going under the knife tomorrow (vanity)

    10/21/2014 6:08:34 PM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 94 replies
    L4, L5 | 10/21/14 | My anxious brain
    Well, having a double laminectomy/ Discectomy tomorrow. I don't really want to do it, but the doctor says the longer I wait the less likely function will return. I have 50% weakness in the left leg and a foot drop. It turns out I have direct impingement on the nerves which is blocking the nerve impulses. I've done excersize/therapy in the past. This time 0% improvement after 5 weeks of therapy. If this doesn't give me some improvement I'm looking at medical retirement (law enforcement). I don't really want to retire now, but God is good, I guess we'll let...