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  • Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department

    01/28/2015 4:42:25 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012
    freebeacon.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013. One member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture while at Foggy Bottom in which he held up the Islamic group’s notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page. That delegation member, Waleed Sharaby, is a secretary-general of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council and a spokesman for...
  • Owning Ideas

    01/28/2015 4:28:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | John Stossel
    For most of history, people suffered in miserable poverty. Then, in a few hundred years, some new ideas made life hugely better for billions of us -- things like running water, the printing press, the steam engine, electricity, the Internet. We want people to keep coming up with new and better ideas. But there's a problem: Why would you bother to spend years inventing something if other people can just steal your idea? Who will devote years and millions of dollars to making a big movie? Or a dozen years and billions of dollars to bringing a new drug to...
  • CBO Now Says 10 Mil Will Lose Employer Health Plans Under ObamaCare

    01/28/2015 4:22:28 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/27/2015 | IBD Staff
    Health Reform: The Congressional Budget Office now says ObamaCare will push 10 million off employer-based coverage, a tenfold increase from its initial projection. The "keep your plan" lie just gets bigger and bigger.
  • RED ARMY OVERRUNS SILESIAN WAR ARSENAL; 3D ARMY DRIVES 4 MILES TO GERMAN BORDER (1/28/45)

    01/28/2015 4:18:31 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/28/45 | Charles Hurd, Sidney Shalett, Robert Trumbull, Hanson W. Baldwin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW14 15 16 17 18
  • Who is killing the great bankers of Europe?

    01/28/2015 4:17:41 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Rick Moran
    This is either the most interesting case of coincidental deaths or one of the most evil plots in modern history. Western bankers are dropping dead all over the place - most of them youngish and in good health. There appear to be an unusual number of suicides and "unexplained" deaths. Last year, 36 bankers died. There have been 3 already this year, including the latest - a Dutch financier who worked for Amro bank. Zero Hedge blog has been following this story. Following the deaths of 36 bankers last year, 2015 has got off to an inauspicious start with the...
  • Obama's Tax Reform Flip-flop

    01/28/2015 4:15:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    First, the basics of the presidentÂ’s new tax proposal: Obama presented his 529 tax plan during his last State of the Union address. The plan consists of raising $1 billion over 10 years by taxing capital gains realized in withdrawals from 529 savings accounts. According to surveys cited by the White House, 70 percent of 529 account assets are held by families earning over $200,000 per year. But what exactly are 529 savings accounts -- and who usually invests in them? Glenn Reynolds explains: Though millions of Americans have been putting money into "tax free" 529 plans to save for...
  • United Way postpones Coral Gables event headlining Chelsea Clinton [Global Warming Effect]

    01/28/2015 4:10:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 1/27/15 | Andrea Torres
    ....The gathering of about 1,000 women -- to be at The University of Miami's BankUnited Center -- was set to begin Wednesday. But it was one of the many events in South Florida that have been postponed or cancelled due to a historic blizzard named Juno. Organizers announced Tuesday that the breakfast with Clinton will be held Monday, March 16. The 34-year-old, who lives in a New York City apartment with her 36-year-old husband Marc Mezvinsky, will headline the gathering of more than 1,000 women. Adriana Cisneros, vice chairman of Cisnero and the chair of the event, said in a...
  • Choose To Refuse: Say "No" to PARCC/SBAC Testing

    01/28/2015 4:07:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28 | Michelle Malkin
    This is National School Choice Week, but I want to talk about parents' school testing choice. Moms and dads, you have the inherent right and responsibility to protect your children. You can choose to refuse the top-down Common Core racket of costly standardized tests of dubious academic value, reliability and validity. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I'm reminding you of your right to choose because the spring season of testing tyranny is about to hit the fan. Do you object to the time being taken away from your kids' classroom learning? Are you alarmed by the intrusive data-sharing and...
  • Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That [first though, red tag shaming]

    01/28/2015 4:05:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | January 25, 2015
    In Seattle, wasting food will now earn you a scarlet letter — well, a scarlet tag, to be more accurate. The bright red tag, posted on a garbage bin, tells everyone who sees it that you've violated a new city law that makes it illegal to put food into trash cans. "I'm sure neighbors are going to see these on their other neighbors' cans," says Rodney Watkins, a lead driver for Recology CleanScapes, a waste contractor for the city. He's on the front lines of enforcing these rules. Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine homeowners for...
  • Germany - no debt haircut for Greece but bailout extension an option

    01/28/2015 3:55:38 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    reuters.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Reuters
    The German government stuck to its view on Monday that a third haircut, or debt restructuring, for Greece was out of the question but opened the door to a possible extension of Greece's current bailout programme.
  • ...Obama: 'Iran Has Not Advanced Its Nuclear Program'

    01/28/2015 3:52:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 12/29/14 | Edward Arnold
    ...."when I came into office, the world was divided and Iran was in the driver's seat. Now the world's united because of the actions we've taken, and Iran's the one that's isolated,” he said. Before his Presidency, Iran was well on its way to achieving the tools necessary to make a nuclear weapon. Now, he says to CNN's Candy Crowley, “you look at an example like Iran, over the last year and a half, since we began negotiations with them, that's probably the first year and a half in which Iran has not advanced its nuclear program in the last...
  • Powerful New York Assembly Speaker to leave post amid corruption Charges

    01/28/2015 3:35:19 AM PST · by Din Maker · 5 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 28, 2015
    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful Democrats in Empire State politics over the past two decades, will leave his post next week as he fights federal corruption charges. The 70-year-old was taken into custody last Thursday on federal charges he took nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks, but he insists he is innocent. Silver faces five counts, including conspiracy and bribery, and is accused of using his position to obtain millions of dollars in kickbacks masked as legitimate income from two law firms. Members of the Assembly said Silver's criminal charges had become a...
  • Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say

    01/28/2015 3:26:20 AM PST · by oblomov · 7 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 27 Jan 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    Around 2 a.m. on December 12, four students approached the apartment of Omar Mahmood, a Muslim student at the University of Michigan, who had recently published a column in a school newspaper about his perspective as a minority on campus. The students, who were recorded on a building surveillance camera wearing baggy hooded sweatshirts to hide their identity, littered Mahmood’s doorway with copies of his column, scrawled with messages like “You scum embarrass us,” “Shut the **** up,” and “DO YOU EVEN GO HERE?! LEAVE!!” They posted a picture of a demon and splattered eggs. This might appear to be...
  • Hezbollah Fires Antitank Missile at IDF Vehicle Near Border

    01/28/2015 3:14:25 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/28/2015 | Gil Ronen
    An antitank missile has been fired at an IDF vehicle from the Har Dov area (Shebaa Farms) in a Hezbollah ambush Wednesday morning, and there are reportedly seven casualties, who are receiving treatment. A helicopter has been taking casualties to a hospital. The IDF is certain that none of its soldiers was abducted. Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for the attack, through journalist Rassan Ben Jiddo, who is close to the terrorist militia. ZAKA emergency services initially said that three people were hurt. The IDF spokesman said that an antitank missile was fired at an IDF vehicle that was moving along...
  • Police: VA employee falsified records in local veteran’s death

    01/28/2015 3:06:56 AM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 3 replies
    WHIO Dayton ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 | Lot Tan
    Middletown police say they expect to charge a Dayton VA employee next week with patient negligence, falsifying records and possibly theft in office because “he’s getting paid to do a job he’s clearly not doing.” Lt. Scott Reeve, of the Middletown Division of Police, said detectives have been investigating the home health care worker for the past 10 months and are close to proving he falsified reports about a Middletown veteran who died last year. Officers found Calvin Coleman, Jr.’s body on March 28 at a residence in the 2200 block of Carolina Street, but investigators believe he died four...
  • Today's Toons 1/28/15

    01/28/2015 2:56:52 AM PST · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 1/28/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Megyn Kelly smacks down Bill O’Reilly after NYT profile: “Jealousy is an ugly emotion, Bill”

    01/28/2015 2:54:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Salon ^ | January 27, 2015 | Luke Brinker, Salon's deputy politics editor
    As occasional sparring partners over issues like white privilege and income inequality, Fox News anchors Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly are accustomed to not always seeing matters the same way. So it was that the two stars of Roger Ailes’ network parted ways over a recent New York Times Magazine profile of Kelly. The largely glowing piece, by the magazine’s Jim Rutenberg, depicts Kelly as a serious, hard-charging journalist, unlike some people featured on the nation’s premiere conservative network. During Monday night’s “O’Reilly Factor,” the host dinged Rutenberg’s profile as a “puff piece,” bemoaning that other Fox personalities don’t receive...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! January 28, 2015

    01/28/2015 2:48:40 AM PST · by GregB · 7 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air - and all indications are that they will be, very soon! As we wait, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • The President’s ‘Yo Mama’ Diplomacy

    01/28/2015 2:14:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 28, 2015 | Esther Goldberg
    “Yo mama” (from urbandictionary.com): A term that precedes an inventive insult to the other person’s mother. 1. “Yo mama” so fat, she have to go downstairs sideways. 2. “Yo mama” so fat when she sits on a rainbow skittles fall out. Back in the days when guys in the ‘hood actually respected their moms, these words were an invitation to fight, notes the Urban Dictionary. Presumably, the Bloods and the Crips (are these guys still around or am I dating myself?) shouted insults at each other until someone started shooting. Remember the World Cup soccer game in the summer of...
  • BUSTED: Obama Advisor Working To Defeat Nethanyahu Worked For Israel Hater

    01/28/2015 1:47:51 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Got News ^ | 1-28-2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Off to try to defeat Nethanyahu, Obama advisor Jeremy C. Bird once worked for an anti-Israel activist condemned by the Anti-Defamation League. Bird, then a student at Harvard’s Divinity School, worked for Edmund Hanauer, one of America’s most prominent anti-Israel activists, in 2002. Bird worked for Hanaeuer while Hanaeuer wrote a virulently anti-Israel op-ed that accused Israel of “state terrorism” and “war crimes,” and called for the arrest and prosecution of Israeli soldiers. Bird and Hanaeur also attacked Israel in speeches. Hanauer showed an anti-Israel film to a Harvard audience and gave a speech at Harvard in 2002. Bird also...
  • TURKISH COURT BLOCKS FACEBOOK PAGES THAT INSULT MUHAMMAD

    01/27/2015 11:44:37 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    A Turkish court ordered the nation’s authorities to block Facebook pages that they deem to be insulting of Muhammad
  • Obama Empowers Iran...Jihadi Cells & Argentina’s Murdered Prosecutor. How Are They Linked?

    01/27/2015 11:44:35 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 24 replies
    Adina Kutnicki, a Zionist & Conservative Blog ^ | January 27, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    GEO-POLITICS operates at warp speed, but its moving parts are rarely understood for what they are.
  • Sharyl Attkisson to Testify on ‘Free Press Issues’ at Attorney General Nomination Hearing

    01/27/2015 11:14:29 PM PST · by upchuck · 3 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    Former CBS reporter and Daily Signal senior independent contributor Sharyl Attkisson will testify at this weekÂ’s confirmation hearings for Loretta Lynch, who was nominated by President Obama to replace Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. Attkisson, who was invited to speak on a panel of witnesses by the Senate Judiciary Committee led by Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, will address issues concerning freedom of the press.She tells The Daily Signal: The Senate Judiciary Committee is concerned about a number of free press issues, as are many journalists. They want to touch on some of those issues at the hearing for the attorney...
  • Winklevoss Twins Look To Legitimize Bitcoin With A Regulated US Exchange

    01/27/2015 11:01:02 PM PST · by zeestephen · 5 replies
    TheVerge.com ^ | 23 January 2015 | Chris Welch
    Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss think they have the answer to Bitcoin's rocky 2014 and tumbling value: a "fully regulated" Bitcoin exchange based in the United States..."A growing number of US investors, traders, financial institutions and businesses wanted to get involved with bitcoin directly, but had no options other than to trade overseas or sit on the sidelines."
  • Government confirms one of Dr. Oz's favored diet pills is a total hoax

    01/27/2015 10:56:56 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    vox ^ | January 26, 2015 | Julia Belluz
    The government is forcing one of Dr. Oz's favorite supplement peddlers to pay out $9 million to consumers after making deceptive and unsubstantiated claims about weight loss products. In December, researchers writing in the British Medical Journal examined the health claims showcased on 40 randomly selected episodes of the two most popular internationally syndicated health talk shows, The Dr Oz Show and The Doctors. What they found was disappointing but not exactly surprising: about half of the health recommendations had either no evidence behind them or they actually contradicted what the best-available science tells us.
  • Pro-choice doctor explains why she doesn’t do abortions

    01/27/2015 10:46:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    Pro-choice author Lori Freedman quotes Dr. Vivian Costa who, despite being pro-choice, decided not to do abortions in her practice. She explains why: “It is an end of life, and while I feel the patient should have an option, I didn’t feel comfortable being a provider.” Lori Freedman Willing and Unable: Doctors’ Constraints in Abortion Care (Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 2010) 40
  • EXCLUSIVE: Steve King Says Scott Walker and Ted Cruz Won the Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/27/2015 10:21:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Bloomberg | January 27, 2015 | David Weigel
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-01-27/exclusive-steve-king-says-scott-walker-and-ted-cruz-won-the-iowa-freedom-summit
  • Gen. Keane: ‘Radical Islam Has Increased 4-Fold in 5 Years’

    01/27/2015 10:20:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jan 27, 2015 9:45 PM
    Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) was on “The Kelly File” tonight following his testimony about terrorism at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. […] “Radical Islam has increased four-fold in five years,” Keane told Megyn Kelly. […] “This administration has been paralyzed by the fear of adverse consequences in the Middle East driven by the realities of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Keane told Kelly. …
  • Report: Hillary Clinton Agrees to Testify Before Benghazi Panel

    01/27/2015 10:07:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/27/15 | Dan Riehl
    Former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify before the House Select Committee on the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi. Reportedly, she was first contacted in that regard by the committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings. According to reports, neither Clinton nor a spokesperson on her behalf has commented on her pending appearance.
  • LGBT mag claims a Super Bowl first

    01/27/2015 10:06:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 28, 2015 | Gayle Fee
    A few years ago the NFL discovered female fans. Now, apparently, the league has discovered that gays also enjoy watching men in tight pants jump on top of one another. Because in what is believed to be a first, an LGBT publication has received a credential to cover the Super Bowl. Outsports writer Cyd Zeigler is headed to Arizona today to cover the big game — and he gets a seat in the press box. Unfortunately, Cyd missed yesterday’s Media Day circus and the chance to ask Tom Brady questions like, “Where is Gisele?” (Answer: “Home with the kids.”)
  • Ex-Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway Sentenced To Prison For Real Estate Fraud(2013)

    01/27/2015 9:57:29 PM PST · by dennisw · 8 replies
    aol.com ^ | May 29th 2013 | By Ed White
    Declaring herself "broken" and "disgraced," former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway tearfully took responsibility for fraud Tuesday before a judge sentenced her to a year and a day in prison for concealing assets while she was pleading with a bank for a sale on her underwater home. But U.S. District Judge John Corbett O'Meara rejected community service and instead chose prison. Crying and reading from a statement, Hathaway, 59, blamed her crime on "personal issues" but added: "That is no excuse." The 2011 sale of Hathaway's Grosse Pointe Park home, near Detroit, erased the balance of her mortgage, $664,000....
  • State Senate Shoots Down Ebbin and Favola’s Gun Control Bills

    01/27/2015 9:51:00 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    arlnow.com ^ | 1-27-15 | Ethan Rothstein
    All gun control bills proposed by Democrats that went before the Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee yesterday were defeated. Among the legislation struck down was a bill from Sen. Adam Ebbin (D) that would have made it illegal for parents to allow a child 4 years old or younger to use a firearm. Another bill, from Sen. Barbara Favola (D), would have prevented those convicted of stalking or sexual battery from carrying a firearm. More than a dozen bills that would restrict everything from who can purchase guns, which convicted criminals can carry guns and how many guns one...
  • Gowdy Opening Statement at Benghazi Select Committee Hearing

    01/27/2015 9:42:00 PM PST · by upchuck · 19 replies
    US House web site ^ | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    January 27, 2015 Press Release As prepared for delivery This committee exists because the House of Representatives voted for it to exist and in the process made it very clear what is expected. If you have not read the House resolution authorizing this committee, I would encourage you to do so. For those asking for a roadmap, or the scope of the investigation, or asking what the committee intends to look into, the resolution passed by the House of Representatives, including seven Democrats, answers all of those questions. The Resolution asks this committee to investigate: “all policies, decisions and activities”...
  • Silver will be gone Monday - Assembly Dems want to keep de Blasio and Cuomo out of successor talk

    01/27/2015 9:40:23 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1-27-15 | Glenn Blain, Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — Embattled Speaker Sheldon Silver will be gone by Monday — and Assembly Democrats are strongly united that Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio should keep out of picking his successor. “On Monday, there will be a vacancy in the office of speaker,” Majority Leader Joseph Morelle (D-Rochester) said Tuesday. He said he didn’t know if Silver would resign or the chamber would have to take a vote to oust him. Morelle will temporarily run the chamber until a permanent speaker has been chosen. A vote has been scheduled for Feb. 10. Assemblyman Joseph Lentol told the Daily News...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-28-15, M, St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor/Church

    01/27/2015 9:34:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-28-15 | Revised New American Bible
     January 28, 2015Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Heb 10:11-18 Every priest stands daily at his ministry, offering frequently those same sacrifices that can never take away sins.But this one offered one sacrifice for sins, and took his seat forever at the right hand of God; now he waits until his enemies are made his footstool.For by one offering he has made perfect forever those who are being consecrated.The Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying: This is the covenant I will establish with themafter those days, says the...
  • O'Malley PAC hires ex-Braley staffer in Iowa

    01/27/2015 9:20:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Waterloo Courier ^ | 1/27/2015 | Ed Tibbets
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has hired a Democratic staffer in Iowa, as he considers a potential 2016 presidential bid. O'Malley's political action committee hired Jake Oeth as a consultant, beginning in mid-December, the PAC confirmed Tuesday. Oeth was the political director for Bruce Braley's Senate campaign last year. Politico first reported his hiring. O'Malley's PAC also said it has brought on Brad Elkins, who will be based in Washington, D.C. Both have Iowa experience. Elkins was sent by the O'Malley camp to Iowa last year to work for Jack Hatch's unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign. O'Malley, who left office after last...
  • Pet rabbit delivers beer on command (Video)

    01/27/2015 9:20:24 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-24-2015 | Wallace TheMadKing
    This event marks the release of an epic accomplishment. I have been collaborating for the past year with my girlfriend's pet rabbit to create performance art and "happenings" that capture this rabbit's capabilities and worldly passions. In a million years, neither Wallace nor I would have guessed that our creative endeavors would take this route but after such a long journey we arrive at this significant moment. If you can, please take the time to watch this video that we are both truly proud of. I couldn't have done any of this if it wasn't for Wallace, and he wouldn't...
  • Reality Check on Huckabee

    01/27/2015 9:01:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | January 27, 2015 | Quin Hillyer
    JANUARY 26, 2015 Reality Check on Huckabee There’s no hiding his highly problematic record in Arkansas. By Quin Hillyer Late last week, a nasty little scuffle of the premature 2016 presidential campaign reminded us why both Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee should be kept miles away from the Republican presidential nomination. It also reminded us that Huckabee thinks he can sell snake oil even to water moccasins. Neither the moccasins nor Republican voters should buy what he’s selling.
  • Felony Conviction of Reid Contributor Upheld By Ninth Circuit

    01/27/2015 8:53:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 1/27/15 | Hans von Spakovsky /
    In the midst of his recovery from a serious accident at his home in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has gotten some more bad news: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the felony conviction of Harvey Whittemore, a big financial supporter of the senator. According to the Ninth Circuit’s opinion, which was released on Jan. 26, Whittemore is “a prominent attorney, developer and lobbyist who has long been active in Nevada politics and political fundraising.” In 2007, he was the chairman of “a holding company with significant interests in golf courses, land development, oil and gas properties, and...
  • Watch Obama Refer to Himself 118 Times in [Thirty] Three Minutes

    01/27/2015 8:49:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Jan. 27, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Me, Myself, and I.President Obama, speaking to an audience of mostly young people celebrating India’s Republic Day in New Delhi on Tuesday, told the crowd, “I realise that the sight of an American president as your chief guest on Republic Day would have once seemed unimaginable. But my visit reflects the possibilities of a new moment.” He pointed out that he was the first American president to participate in the country’s Republic Day and boasted, “And I’m the first American president to come to your country twice!” The president went on to refer to himself an astonishing 118 times in...
  • Seattle government now going through citizens’ trash for public shaming, revenue

    01/27/2015 8:42:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Sure, the incentive to compost is the putative reason for this regulation, but exactly how is it enforced? In order for city officials and trash collectors to know you have committed the civic sin of disposing of leftover food in your trashcan, they have to examine the contents of your trashcan. Let’s hope the citizens of Seattle and trash collectors can come to some kind of silent truce over this. Do they collectors really want to examine every load they dump into the truck for transgressions? (Lord help us, the city probably offers a bonus of taxpayer money for tagging...
  • Silence In Heaven...Revelation 8 pt 1

    And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.(Revelation 8 :1-3)The flow of the Revelation given to John goes as follows; Chap 1 – “Write the things you have seen…”- This...
  • Judge: Marissa Alexander released to house arrest

    01/27/2015 8:13:36 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | 1-27-15 | Vic Micolucci
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Marissa Alexander, a woman whose case helped bring national attention to Florida's stand your ground and minimum sentencing laws, was allowed to leave jail late Tuesday afternoon to spend the rest of her sentence on house arrest. Applause broke out in the courtroom when Judge James Daniel announced he would reject the prosecutors' request for an additional two-year sentence and was releasing Alexander to community control. As she left the courthouse, Alexander read a prepared statement: "Today, after the sentence given by Judge Daniel, my family and I will be able to move on with our lives....
  • Apple Just Had The Most Profitable Quarter Of Any Company Ever

    01/27/2015 8:12:52 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | January 27, 2015 | by Greg Kumparak
    Apple had a pretty good quarter. And by “pretty good,” I mean it was the biggest quarter in history. And not just for Apple. For any company. Ever. This page charts the past record holders. Until today, Russia’s Gazprom (the largest natural gas extractor in the world) held the record at $16.2 billion in a quarter. Apple now holds the record: $18.04 billion in profit, fiscal Q1 of 2015. Absolutely. Insane. For reference, that means Apple makes around $8.3 million dollars per hour in profit (24 hours a day). Of the current Top 20 record holding earners, 15 are Oil/Gas...
  • Pediatricians appeal to DEA to allow research on medical marijuana treatment for children

    01/27/2015 8:10:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | January 26, 2015 | Maria Santos
    Critics of marijuana legalization love to argue about its repercussions for “the children”—paging Nancy Grace—but the American Academy of Pediatrics seems to disagree. The group has now appealed to the Drug Enforcement Agency to reclassify marijuana and allow them to research its medical benefits for children, the Wall Street Journal reports. They have also asked the federal government to permit marijuana use by children with serious conditions. Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule 1 drug by the federal government, classifying it with drugs like heroin. This scheduling prohibits research by ranking marijuana as having no acceptable medical use. “A...
  • 2014 Was Not the ‘Hottest Year on Record’. So Why Did NASA Claim It Was?

    01/27/2015 8:10:06 PM PST · by iowamark · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 1/23/2015 | James Delingpole
    “2014 was the hottest year on record.” Q: If the above statement is not true – and (see below) it isn’t – would it make it any more true were it to be uttered in an important speech at Davos by fashion designer, songwriter and hip hop producer Pharrell Williams?... It began spreading earlier this month when NASA GISS’s director Gavin Schmidt held a press conference to declare that 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded. This sounded jolly impressive. But there were, it subsequently emerged, several things wrong with this headline story. The first – which, admittedly, you would...
  • America Deserves the Best – Sarah Palin, Hannity

    01/27/2015 7:56:17 PM PST · by Bratch · 34 replies
    US for Palin ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ron Devito
    America Deserves the Best – Sarah Palin, HannityRon Devito Tuesday, January 27, 2015 22:43 EST • Gov. Sarah Palin Details Conservative Agenda for 2016 • Hannity • 1/27/15 •America Deserves the Best – Sarah Palin America deserves the best, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tonight told Sean Hannity as she weighed in on the 2016 elections. Gov. Palin said in considering her own future, she is a Christian and would first seek inspiration and guidance from God. Following this would be approval from her family. If Sarah Palin were to take action toward a run, her small team would expand, she...
  • Again for Murdoch, Romney Can Do No Right

    01/27/2015 7:47:58 PM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | AMY CHOZICK and MICHAEL BARBARO
    The usually grim-faced media mogul practically swooned in his seat. Moments after Jeb Bush delivered what many in the audience described as an unremarkable talk at a conference in Washington, Rupert Murdoch turned to his seatmate, Valerie Jarrett, the White House adviser, to gush over its content and tone.
  • No Compromise' – Catholics, Evangelicals Unite on Marriage

    01/27/2015 7:43:11 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2015 / 10:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A coalition of Catholic and Protestant leaders has united to call all Christians to an unwavering defense of the truth of marriage, rooted in nature as well as faith. (W)e affirm strongly and without qualification, following the clear testimony of Holy Scripture, that marriage is a unique and privileged sign of the union of Christ with his people and of God with his Creation – and it can only serve as that sign when a man and a woman are solemnly joined together in a permanent union,” reads a joint...
  • Florida Burglar Steals $4,000 Worth of Wings, Ribs and Fries

    01/27/2015 7:43:01 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1-27-15 | Susanna Kim
    Police in Florida say they are looking for a thief who could be throwing the ultimate tailgate party with $4,000 worth of stolen chicken, ribs, fries and wings. Police were dispatched to a burglary last Wednesday at Jerome Brown BBQ restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. An investigation revealed that an unknown suspect, caught on surveillance camera, had gained entry into the business by prying open the side door, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office stated on its website. The meat and an empty cash register worth $5,000 were taken, according to the police report obtained by ABC News, while the damage to the door...