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  • Stronger Independent Prosecutor Law Needed

    08/22/2014 4:55:02 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 1 replies
    According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) the Obama administration violated the law by swapping Gitmo terrorists for Bowe Bergdahl. The administration is required by law to notify Congress 30 days before the release of Gitmo terrorists. In addition, the GAO believes the administration violated the Anti-deficiency Act because Congress did not appropriate any money for this transfer yet the administration spent money anyway. The act prohibits the President from spending more money than appropriated, which obviously Obama did in this case as no money was appropriated. The President violated two laws for this obscene transfer of terrorists for a...
  • Paul Ryan: Of Course Republicans Won’t Force Another Government Shutdown...(They Never Did)

    08/22/2014 4:51:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    ...before the 2014 midterm elections, that is. After that all bets are off, it seems, and there are no guarantees. Inspiring. And yet public opinion shows pretty convincingly that Republicans were on the losing end politically of last yearÂ’s partial-government shutdown. For two weeks, government offices, major tourist attractions, and even the open-air World War II Memorial in D.C. were temporarily closed. And while Republicans did their best to expose the White HouseÂ’s calculated and incredibly petulant efforts to exploit the crisis, most Americans pinned the blame squarely on congressional Republicans. No surprises there. You might even recall that's exactly...
  • Riots in Ferguson USA-A Quiet Murder in Miami

    08/22/2014 4:48:10 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jack Englehard
    A week before Ferguson, Missouri, something else happened… From Miami, there is still no word on who shot and killed Rabbi Joseph Raksin. The Brooklyn rabbi, 60, father of six children, a leader at New York’s Crown Heights Orthodox Community, was murdered in broad daylight as he was walking to Sabbath services in the neighborhood of Miami-Dade’s Congregation Torah V’Emunah. Two suspects remain at large. The rabbi’s kin insist that the killing was a hate crime. Police refuse to name it as such. They say it was a robbery gone bad – unlikely on the Sabbath when pious Jews carry...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/22/14)[Prayer]

    08/22/2014 4:47:03 AM PDT · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/22/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Mourning Dove New International Version (NIV) 10 I said, “In the prime of my life     must I go through the gates of death     and be robbed of the rest of my years?” 11 I said, “I will not again see the Lord himself     in the land of the living; no longer will I look on my fellow man,     or be with those who now dwell in this world. 12 Like a shepherd’s tent my house     has been pulled down and taken from me. Like a weaver I have rolled up my life,     and he has cut me off from the loom;     day and...
  • Losing a Sense of Community

    08/22/2014 4:44:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    There is a lot of anger in Ferguson, Missouri, and much of it understandable. But there is also a lot of spectacle and drama. "Ferguson" has become a rallying cry for hucksters, a ratings point for the media, and a point of argument for friends on social media. What Ferguson really is, is a deeply wounded city in Missouri. Its citizens are divided; its trust in authority is collapsed; it has one less 18-year-old and an injured policeman. There are no winners in Ferguson, just a lot of tears and heartache. Most Americans tend to trust and support their police....
  • From Ferguson To Fallujah, The Death of Accountability

    08/22/2014 4:36:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mark Davis
    A young black man dies from a police gunshot, and a community bursts into presumptuous anger as if it knows racism is afoot. That community contains rioters who are not sufficiently condemned by officials at any level, local, state or national. As images of tear gas clouds in suburbia subside, we are hit with fresh pictures of an Islamist monster beheading an American citizen while warning our President and our people that he and his brethren are just warming up. Attorney General Eric Holder responds by opening a criminal investigation, as if this were a stabbing on a Georgetown street....
  • Obama Stands Alone: Even The Media Are Baffled By His Deepening Isolation

    08/22/2014 4:33:20 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-27-2014 | Howard Kurtz
    By Howard Kurtz August 22, 2014 FoxNews.com President Obama has few remaining friends—either in his own party or in the media. That’s the unmistakable conclusion of two pieces this week in the New York Times. Just about everyone, it seems, is down on his single, solitary nature. I’ve been saying for a year now that the president’s liberal media allies have soured on him. It started with the ObamaCare debacle and continued through his seeming passivity or slow reaction time in the wake of the VA scandal, the Bowe Bergdahl mess, the military collapse in Iraq and so on. At...
  • AMERICANS FLANK PARIS WITH NEW BRIDGEHEAD; MONTGOMERY SAYS END OF THE WAR IS IN SIGHT (8/22/44)

    08/22/2014 4:24:37 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/22/44 | Drew Middleton, Gene Currivan, A.C. Sedgwick, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Vacuum Ban To Outlaw Most Powerful Cleaners

    08/22/2014 4:16:37 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Sky News.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Sky News
    A consumer group is predicting a rush for powerful vacuum cleaners as an EU ban on many best-performing products looms. Which? said that from September 1, companies will be unable to manufacture or import any vacuums with motors above 1,600 watts under rules designed to boost energy efficiency and tackle climate change.
  • Shoppers in Venezuela might soon have to be fingerprinted in order to buy food

    08/22/2014 4:16:35 AM PDT · by Rannug · 13 replies
    "fingerprints will have to be scanned before a person can purchase items at the grocery store."
  • Hamas kills 18 suspected collaborators in Gaza

    08/22/2014 4:13:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/22/2014
    Hamas militants killed seven Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel in a public execution in a central Gaza square on Friday, witnesses and a Hamas website said. The victims, their heads covered and hands tied, were shot dead by masked gunmen dressed in black in front of a crowd of worshippers outside a mosque after prayers, witnesses and al-Majd, a pro-Hamas website, said.
  • The Jihadi Serial Killer no One's Talking About

    08/22/2014 4:12:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of "vengeance" on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed. Have you heard about this horror? Probably not. The usual suspects who decry hate crimes and gun violence haven't uttered a peep. Why? Like O.J.'s glove: If the narrative don't fit, you must acquit. The admitted killer will be cast as just another "lone wolf" whose familiar grievances and bloodthirsty Islamic invocations mean nothing. I say: Enough with the whitewashing. Meet...
  • Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run for president again

    08/22/2014 3:58:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-22-2014 | FoxNews.com
    U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm." Appearing with Ryan at a public event for the first time since their ticket lost two years ago, Romney offered his own good-humored praise by saying that Ryan "wouldn't be a bad president" himself.
  • Female football player makes history

    08/22/2014 3:45:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    wcyb.com ^ | 8/20/14 | Olivia Bailey
    It's almost time for the Friday Night Huddle, and the best high school teams in the region are gearing up for kickoff. News 5 found a special player in Chilhowie, who is breaking barriers and a few face masks. Rachel Poston spends an hour each day in U.S. History with the school's head football coach, but it's what she is doing outside of that classroom that's making history -- she's the first female to earn a starting position on the Warriors' special team....
  • Today's Toons 8/22/24

    08/22/2014 3:22:46 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 3 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 8/22/24 | pookie18
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  • TGIF Toonz

    08/22/2014 3:21:52 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican....
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 23, 2014

    08/22/2014 3:20:24 AM PDT · by sneakers · 6 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Atheists Accuse Pizza Shop of Violating Their Civil Rights by Offering Church Bulletin Discount

    08/22/2014 2:59:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/20/14 | Billy Hallowell
    A restaurant owner who is under fire for offering a faith-based discount to customers says he doesn’t plan to discontinue it, despite receiving a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a secular activist group. Steven Rose, owner of Bailey’s Pizza in Searcy, Arkansas, told TheBlaze Wednesday that he posted a 10 percent discount on his restaurant’s Facebook page on July 19 for anyone who brought in a church bulletin. Not long after, he received a comment from a user named “Bong Hits for Jesus” that read, “Good luck on your discrimination lawsuit.” “I didn’t give much credence to it,”...
  • 6900 haven't sent papers needed for insurance [In LA, 310,000 in US]

    08/22/2014 2:57:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    AP ^ | 8/22/2014
    Federal officials say about 6,900 Louisiana residents could lose insurance under the Affordable Care Act unless they send copies of citizenship or immigration papers to prove they're eligible. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services says they're among nearly 1 million people nationwide whose citizenship or immigration details don't match government records. It says most sent in the paperwork but 310,000 have not, in spite of many reminders. Those people are getting letters saying coverage will be cancelled unless they send the paperwork by Sept. 5.
  • (350 NYPD) Riot cops ready for Sharpton rally on Saturday

    08/22/2014 2:50:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/22/14 | Larry Celona, Reuven Fenton, Bob Fredericks, Frank Rosario, Yoav Gonen
    Hundreds of cops have been ordered to bring their “hats and bats” — helmets and old-school wooden nightsticks — to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s march against police brutality, sources said Thursday. About 350 officers, some on their days off, were told to report to the Staten Island rally at 6 a.m. Saturday, two hours earlier than usual. **SNIP** “We have no reason to believe there will be any problems. Our only concern is that there will be outsiders coming to cause problems,” a police source said.
  • Welcome to Public Relations 101

    08/22/2014 2:40:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-22-2014 | Mike Adams
    It takes a lot to make me angry. But one thing that will do it every time is the occasional college administrator who hides behind a university spokesperson or public relations firm. Last week, Bryan College made the serious mistake of attempting to contact me through a hired public relations firm. They made the additional error of having their public relations specialist ask me questions about the “substance” (that means accuracy) of my reporting about Bryan. To be as clear as possible, I am the reporter in this situation. That means I am the one asking the questions. After Bryan’s...
  • Here Comes Scott: Brown Ties it Up with Jeanne Shaheen in Latest Poll

    08/22/2014 2:33:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    boston.com ^ | 8/21/14 | Roberto Scalese
    Republican Scott Brown has closed a 12-point gap in the monthly WMUR/Granite State poll, and has pulled into a statistical dead heat with incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen for the New Hampshire US Senate seat. Shaheen leads Brown 46 percent to 44 percent...
  • Dramatic Studio Portraits of Big Cats by NatGeo Photographer Vincent J Musi

    08/22/2014 2:28:39 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 22,2014 | DL Cade
    National Geographic‘s Vincent J Musi will quite literally do whatever it takes to get the animal portrait he’s looking for, including kneeling in urine while singing Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat?” to a growling Snow Leopard… hand gestures included.
  • Major Operation To Retake IS-Held Towns In Iraq

    08/22/2014 2:25:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Sky News ^ | 22. 8. 2014
    Kurdish forces have started a major assault to try to retake the northeast Iraqi towns of Jalula and Sa'dya from Islamic State (IS) militants. It comes as US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the threat posed by IS extremists, who have seized control of large parts of Syria and Iraq, was "beyond anything we've seen". .... Sky's Alex Crawford, reporting from the outskirts of Jalula, said the operation was being carried out by the Kurdish military's elite counter-terrorism unit, backed up by peshmerga forces. .... She said the towns, near the Iranian border and the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, had been...
  • British woman vows to become first female to behead western prisoner in Syria

    08/22/2014 2:20:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/22/2014 | Martin Evans
    A female jihadist from London has vowed to become the first female to behead a western prisoner in Syria. Khadijah Dare, who is originally from Lewisham in south east London, took to Twitter to celebrate the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley. The 22-year-old mother of one, who moved to Syria in 2012 with her Swedish husband and Isil fighter, Abu Bakr, expressed her desire to carry out a similar execution.
  • Federal Judge Rules Florida Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    08/22/2014 2:11:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 8/21/14 | Curt Anderson
    A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled....
  • “Not only divorced from marriage, divorced from reality.” An essay on ugliness of divorce

    08/22/2014 2:09:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/21/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some years ago a woman (and parishioner) told me, almost in passing, me that she and her husband were planning to divorce. Knowing that she had two young children, both under 10, I asked her in so many words, “What about the children?” Unabashedly she assured me that they were in fact divorcing for the sake of the children. Perhaps she saw my bewildered, and dubious look, so she added, “We don’t want them to experience all the yelling and bickering.” “Hmm…,” Said I, “Well then stop the bickering and yelling…get what ever help you need, but don’t make the...
  • Dick move: Erick Erickson won’t admit he was wrong about Michael Brown

    08/22/2014 1:15:11 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Just a week after Michael Brown was shot– before any concrete facts had emerged– Erick Erickson placed blame squarely on then-unnamed Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson specifically, and a racist America, generally… Must We Have a Dead White Kid? The facts that seem undisputed, and in these situations that is so rare, are that an unarmed eighteen year old named Michael Brown was walking in a street. An altercation occurred with a police officer. Undisputed is that the officer gave chase to Mr. Brown after the scuffle and shot Mr. Brown, at least once in the back.
  • Public Advocate pushes for body cameras for cops in wake of chokehold death

    08/22/2014 1:13:15 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 21, 2014 | EDGAR SANDOVAL , BARRY PADDOCK
    n the wake of the controversial caught-on-camera chokehold death of Eric Garner, the city’s public advocate is pushing to equip city cops with body cams to record all interactions with the public. “We’ve got a tool at our disposal, which is used in other jurisdictions, that in fact can improve police-community relations,” Public Advocate Letitia James said Thursday. “The question is why it isn’t implemented in New York City.” The waterproof three-ounce cameras James demonstrated, worn on a lapel or belt, would record audio and visual for up to eight hours on a single battery charge. On July 17, a...
  • A Bridge To Nowhere!

    08/22/2014 1:12:13 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 2 replies
    Self | 8/22/14 | Me
    “We’re not looters. We’re liberators! We are not burners. We’re Builders!” ~Al Sharpton There’s only one problem, Reverend. You’re already free, just not free from the auspices of the law, God and common sense; nobody is! And if you’re legitimate builders, not community disorganizers, please show us the blueprint to anything you’ve constructed other than racial discord, bigotry, crime, ignorance and apathy. Oh, we’ve seen the urban decay, vacant lives and sheer contempt for civility festering in the Democratic epicenters of Detroit, Chicago and Ferguson. If you truly desire to help the black community, lead society to previous unattainable heights...
  • The wrong way to achieve political accommodation in Afghanistan (WashPost)

    08/22/2014 12:57:32 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2013 | The Editorial Board
    WHEN PRESIDENT Obama announced in 2011 the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq, he was sanguine about that nation’s future. U.S. soldiers could be “proud of their success,” he said, and he was “confident” that Iraqis would “build a future worthy of their history as a cradle of civilization.” Today’s reality of civil war, humanitarian horror and political fracturing is at odds with Mr. Obama’s sunny predictions. So it is almost breathtaking that he remains committed to the same strategy, founded on the same debunked theory of human behavior, in Afghanistan. The strategy is to pull out all U.S....
  • James Foley found out ISIS doesn’t care who you voted for

    08/22/2014 12:34:57 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 8/20/14 | Allen West
    James Wright Foley’s brutal public murder should serve as a cautionary tale to all progressive “infidels” who decry others as “Islamophobes.” According to Daniel Greenfield, writing for Front Page Magazine, “Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government. He cheered on the Sunni Muslim terrorists fighting to ethnically cleanse the Christians of Aleppo. In the conflict between Israel and Hamas, his tweets and retweets were chock full of pro-terrorist propaganda. Hm, rather unfortunate choice of words for this idealistic man in that tweet. “But Foley ran afoul of at least some of the Sunni...
  • Little League Final Four Set in 2014 LLWS

    08/22/2014 12:33:16 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 3 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 22, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    By virtue of their victories in Williamsport today, Tokyo Kitasuna Little League (LL) from Japan and Jackie Robinson West LL of Chicago, Illinois earned the right to move on to Saturdays final four match ups in the 2014 LLWS. Japan shook off a lead-off home run from their opponents to secure their spot with a 12-1 victory over Mexico's Guadalupe Linda Vista LL in the days early game. In the evening US semi-final, Chicago capitalized on mistake filled first inning and withstood a gritty rally by Philadelphia's Taney Youth Baseball Association LL to hold on for a 6-5 win. Today's...
  • New IDF Report Details Hamas Use of Civilians

    08/22/2014 12:21:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    The IDF has declassified a new special report detailing Hamas's "illegal use of civilian infrastructure" throughout the course of Operation Protective Edge, which began July 8. The report was released on Tuesday, the same day that Hamas breached a ceasefire, and presents an irrefutable case against the terror organization utilizing intelligence maps, photographic and video evidence. According to the report, during the course of its recent terror war on Israel, Hamas has fired over 1,600 rockets from civilian sites, cynically using UN facilities, schools, graveyards, mosques and power plants, among others. The declassified report can be seen here in slideshow...
  • Fascists in the foremost front.

    08/22/2014 12:13:55 AM PDT · by wetphoenix
    Die Tageszeitung ^ | Bernhard Clasen
    In the Donbass units of the right sector fight in the army. They are the preferential opponents not less right Russian national unities. BERLIN taz | The threat of Dmitri Jarosch, the boss of the right sector, had worked. Either the government will meet in Kiev the demands of the right sector, according to Jarosch last week, or one will draw off the forces fighting in the Don's bass of the right sector and they allow to march directly to Kiev. Contently Jarosch called off after a little while threatened march to Kiev. The government has followed to his demands...
  • Steve King Goes Off About Ferguson And The Congressional Black Caucus

    08/22/2014 12:01:55 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 8/21/14 | TOM KLUDT
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has a lot of thoughts about race in America, as he demonstrated in an interview Wednesday that touched on the protests in Ferguson, Mo., the "sin" committed by the likes of Rev. Al Sharpton and the "race card" played by the Congressional Black Caucus. The conversation started during an interview with Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson, who observed that it's important to have "courage just to say what you see, and you can't worry about being called a racist if you're just saying what you see." King agreed, and took the opportunity to address the unrest...
  • Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

    08/21/2014 11:51:40 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    cnn ^ | August 21, 2014 | Dana Ford
    Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. The certificate, obtained by CNN on Thursday, says his ashes were scattered off the coast one day later.
  • Ferguson/Chicago

    08/21/2014 11:30:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa
    The People's Cube ^ | 8/20/14 | Groucho Marxist
    E. Holder and Nixon panders We're burning down our town. This summer we got much dumber, One dead in Ferguson. Gotta get down to it Our own are gunning us down Said nothing don't you know. What if you knew it? Sharpton's no where to be found He'll show for funds don't you know? Gotta get down to it Our own are gunning us down We'll say nothing don't you know. And they all knew it. Is Jessie Jackson in town? They're here for their racist show E. Holder and Nixon panders, We'll ignore deaths by our own. This summer...
  • Is Ferguson about class or culture? (Get's down to the real problem behind it all)

    And that goes to the heart of the real issue. It isn’t just about class; it is also about culture. There is an attitude in some communities of “you owe me”, an attitude that when one is growing up one’s parents don’t work or are always between jobs, always trying to “get from the man what was taken.” One isn’t encouraged at age 15 to save money and get a job, but rather to “take.” And we saw that attitude in the Michael Brown video where he goes into a shop and takes “what’s his” and throws the elderly owner...
  • Joe The Plumber: Hold A Job Fair In Ferguson, Protestors Will 'Scatter Like Cockroaches'

    08/21/2014 10:44:23 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | August 20, 2014 | Ahiza Garcia
    Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber," took to Facebook on Wednesday to post his thoughts about the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo. and compared the protestors to "cockroaches." In two separate Facebook posts, Wurzelbacher speculated about the clashes and looting that have broken out in Ferguson in the wake of the killing of a black unarmed teen by a white police officer: Since gaining fame during Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign, Wurzelbacher has used his notoriety as a platform to weigh in on an array of national issues. Earlier this year, following a shooting at the...
  • St. Louis County Prosecutor Defends Objectivity

    08/21/2014 10:37:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | FRANCES ROBLES
    It was a summer evening 50 years ago when a knife-wielding kidnapper made the kind of malevolent move that defines a boy for life: The kidnapper snatched a police officer’s gun and used it to kill a canine officer, leaving 12-year-old Robert P. McCulloch without his father. The boy would grow up with dreams of becoming a police officer, too, but a few years after his father’s death, those hopes were scuttled when cancer claimed his right leg. He went on to become the St. Louis County prosecutor instead.
  • Venezuela plans to introduce supermarket fingerprinting

    08/21/2014 10:34:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    bbc ^ | 8-22-2014
    President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling. He said the system would stop people from buying too much of a single item. But the opposition in Venezuela rejected the plan, saying the policy treated all Venezuelans as thieves. Critics said fingerprinting consumers of staple products was tantamount to rationing and constituted a breach of privacy. Up to 40% of the goods which Venezuela subsidises for its domestic market are smuggled to Colombia, where they are sold at much higher prices, the authorities say.
  • Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy

    08/21/2014 10:27:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 21, 2014 | Ed Adamczyk
    Boko Haram militants seized a police academy in Gwoza, Nigeria, storming the school in armored tanks taken from Nigerian soldiers. A local police spokesman confirmed the attack on the Liman Kara police college. ... An armored tank, parked at the entrance to the academy, was blown up by Boko Haram members to gain entrance.
  • German-led European consortium comes up with a cheaper proposal for its Eurofighter Typhoon (India)

    08/21/2014 10:24:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    India Today ^ | August 21, 2014 | Manu Pubby
    The world's biggest defence deal is in danger of becom-ing one of the slowest in his-tory. More than two years after India zeroed in on the French Rafale fighter jet-after a tor-tured 11-year selection process-to replace its ageing MiG-21s, the Ger-man-led European consortium which was the runner-up in the race has sought to restart the dogfight by offer-ing a new, cheaper proposal for its Eurofighter Typhoon. The Narendra Modi Government, INDIA TODAY has learnt, is studying the German proposal even as Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has been nego-tiating with France's Dassault, the maker of the Rafale, to finalise agree-ments to...
  • #FAIL: HB 1224 dies. Thom The Therrible learns karma is a female dog.

    08/21/2014 10:18:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    The Speaker of The House tried to ram through a bill containing a smorgasbord of odds-and-ends spending desired by the governor and various special interests. It got shot down once in the GOP caucus. It got shot down on the House floor Friday in a late-in-the-day revolt. Speaker Tillis and his allies took the hardball route this week. They loaded up the legislation with even more pork, and threatened non-compliant conservatives with a potential ouster from the GOP caucus. Once that shenanigan went public, things continued to go south for the speaker. He took some tough questions during a Monday...
  • China's second test of nuclear-armed hypersonic glider fails

    08/21/2014 10:15:45 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Minnie Chan
    The People's Liberation Army has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, two sources close to the military said, as China attempts to find a way to deliver nuclear weapons at immense speed to evade defence systems. The test was carried out on August 7 at a missile and satellite launching centre in Shanxi province, about 300km from its capital Taiyuan, said the sources, who asked not be named. It was the second time the system had failed, the two sources said. The vehicle broke up soon after it was launched. It is designed to be...
  • Chinese Jet Threatened U.S. Intelligence Aircraft

    08/21/2014 10:14:45 PM PDT · by traumer · 13 replies
    A Chinese jet fighter flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy P-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft near Japan this week in an encounter that highlights China’s continued aggressiveness in the region. The P-8, a new, militarized Boeing-737 anti-submarine warfare aircraft, was conducting routine surveillance of the Chinese coast over the East China Sea on Monday when the incident occurred, said U.S. defense officials familiar with reports of the encounter. Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Jeffrey Pool had no immediate comment but said he would provide “an explanation of the event” on Friday. The defense officials said the Chinese Su-27 interceptor jet flew...
  • Red Bull Soapbox Race is coming to Pioneer Square on August 24th (2014)!

    08/21/2014 10:09:15 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 7 replies
    ABOUT RED BULL SOAPBOX RACE Not to be confused with the youth soapbox derby, Red Bull Soapbox Race is a national race for amateur drivers, which is fueled by creativity and competitive fun – not to mention the need for speed. This unique non-motorized racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race. Teams are judged on three criteria: speed, creativity and showmanship. This criteria has inspired a piano, a baby carriage, a rodeo clown, a massive cob of corn, a jail...
  • Before they left Africa, early modern humans were 'culturally diverse'

    08/21/2014 9:55:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | August 18th, 2014 | Oxford University
    Researchers have carried out the biggest ever comparative study of stone tools dating to between 130,000 and 75,000 years ago found in the region between sub-Saharan Africa and Eurasia. They have discovered there are marked differences in the way stone tools were made, reflecting a diversity of cultural traditions. The study has also identified at least four distinct populations, each relatively isolated from each other with their own different cultural characteristics. The research paper also suggests that early populations took advantage of rivers and lakes that criss-crossed the Saharan desert. A climate model coupled with data about these ancient water...
  • ‘No different than supporting ISIS': Libs work to take down fundraising page for Officer Darren

    08/21/2014 9:52:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    twitchy ^ | 8/21/14 | staff
    Shaun King @ShaunKing Follow Hey @gofundme. We are 72 hours away from asking people to never use your platform again. Clock starts now. Remove that campaign. 5:05 PM - 21 Aug 2014 Shaun King, founder of Upfront Media Group, is leading the charge to have a GoFundMe page supporting Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson taken down. “This page has been created to support Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department,” reads the page. “We stand behind Officer Darren Wilson and his family during this trying time in their lives. All proceeds will be sent directly to Darren Wilson and...