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  • Canada: We'll resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees

    11/24/2015 10:34:15 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 1 replies
    cnn.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Paula Newton
    Justin Trudeau's newly elected government has confirmed it will resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada within three months, giving top priority to those who are a lower security risk. The plan as outlined prioritizes families and vulnerable individuals, including those from the LGBT community.
  • Peace for our time, President Obama?

    11/24/2015 10:31:46 PM PST · by pboyington · 1 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 24, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain landed at Heston Aerodrome in England and spoke to the crowds there: “The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine. Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you: … We regard...
  • Algae has been engineered to kill cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed

    11/24/2015 10:23:18 PM PST · by Mellonkronos · 2 replies
    Sciencealert.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | SIGNE DEAN
    [This is really encouraging!]"Algae has been engineered to kill cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed" 90% of cancer cells destroyed! Scientists have genetically engineered tiny algae to kill up to 90 percent of cancer cells in the lab, while leaving healthy ones unharmed, and the treatment has also been shown to effectively treat tumours in mice without doing damage to the rest of the body. Developing medicine that only attacks tumour cells and leaves the rest of the body alone is one of the biggest challenges in cancer drug therapy. Such targeted chemotherapy helps to avoid some of the...
  • MBTA revises ad policy after anti-Israeli ad condemned (Boston)

    11/24/2015 10:17:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    The Republican (Springfield, MA) ^ | November 23, 2015 | Gintautas Dumcius
    BOSTON - The MBTA fiscal control board revised the public transit agency's advertising policy after opponents of an ad taking aim at the Israeli government packed a board meeting and demanded the immediate removal of the ad from an MBTA station. Dr. Charles Jacobs, the head of the group Americans for Peace and Tolerance, said the ad puts Jewish people in danger. Others said it incites hatred and pointed to the death of Sharon’s Ezra Schwartz, who was killed last week in a terror attack while studying in Israel.

    11/24/2015 10:12:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 23, 2015 | Staff
    Obama always claims he found out about scandals from the "news". He only ramps up the fight against ISIS, when the media's reporting makes it obvious that the group is still a problem. So he has an obvious solution. If the media would just stop covering ISIS, it wouldn't be a problem. “The media needs to help in this,” he said, admitting that it has been a “difficult week,” with the threat posed by ISIS becoming a primary focus in the media. “One of the things that has to happen is how we report on this has to maintain perspective,...
  • NATO Is Harboring ISIS, And Here's The Evidence

    11/24/2015 10:02:49 PM PST · by amorphous · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    For the better part of a year, Turkey remained on the sidelines in the "fight" against ISIS. Then, on July 20, a powerful explosion ripped through the town of Suruc. 33 people were killed including a number of Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) and Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) members who planned to assist in the rebuilding of Kobani. The attack was promptly attributed to Islamic State who took "credit" for the tragedy the next day. To be sure, the attack came at a rather convenient time for President Tayyip Erdogan. A little over a month earlier, the ruling...
  • Beirut on the Seine

    11/24/2015 10:02:46 PM PST · by wayne_shrugged
    Justin Washington The Blogger ^ | 11/24/2015 | Justin Washington
    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, it has come to light that Brian Williams was actually on the ground reporting from all the physical attack locations in Paris simultaneously. Apparently, Mr. Williams -- slightly injured in the attacks -- interviewed Hillary Clinton, and she stated that the cause of the attacks was a YouTube film. When asked to identify which film, she said that that information was highly classified and contained on one of her personal file servers which has been temporarily misplaced. Immediately after the 3 explosions outside the Stade de France...
  • NOAA chief tells lawmaker: No one will ‘coerce the scientists who work for me’

    11/24/2015 9:48:43 PM PST · by Rabin · 4 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | November 24 at 6:00 AM | Lisa Rein (Federal Eye)
    The Obama cronies continues to stone House of Rep. demand for access to the RICO related Nobel O, Nobel Goreworld / Chelsy & Bill, mentorship program, connections to NOAA.... one of several warming studies lawmaker are investigating. In smackback to the irreverent House Science Committee's Chairman Lamar Smith, Penny Pritzker, godesslike head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Imperial Directorate, leaned forward to Chairman (Smith). Her staff will not be intimidated by elected meddling, sniveling and the like. As in Buzz off. “If yours don't like our junk,” Sullivan wrote, “it has the tools to jinn up its own.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-25-15, OM, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr

    11/24/2015 9:41:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-25-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 25, 2015 Wednesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28 King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his lords,with whom he drank.Under the influence of the wine,he ordered the gold and silver vesselswhich Nebuchadnezzar, his father,had taken from the temple in Jerusalem,to be brought in so that the king, his lords,his wives and his entertainers might drink from them.When the gold and silver vesselstaken from the house of God in Jerusalem had been brought in,and while the king, his lords, his wives and his entertainerswere drinking wine from them,they...
  • Browns demote Johnny Manziel to third string, consider cutting ties

    11/24/2015 9:38:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    cbs ^ | November 24, 2015 3:51 pm ET | Sean Wagner-McGough | Staff Writer
    The decision to bench Manziel comes just days after a video emerged that seemed to show Manziel partying and holding a bottle of alcohol during the Browns' bye week. "Josh McCown will be the starting quarterback on Monday night against the Ravens. I informed the quarterbacks of that decision after I sat down and spoke with Johnny, Flip (John DeFilippo) and Kevin (O'Connell) after practice today," Pettine said in a statement. "Johnny will be the third quarterback. I've spoken to Ray (Farmer) and Jimmy (Haslam) to inform them of my decision, and they are in full support." Just a week...
  • Searching for the Original 9-11-2001 Thread

    11/24/2015 9:22:11 PM PST · by abigkahuna · 28 replies
    Vanity | Nov 24 2015 | abigkahuna
    I am searching for the original threads on September 11th. I have a couple bookmarked. The reason I am searching is that perhaps there were contemporary posts at the time Muslims were scene celebrating the destruction of the Twin Towers within those threads. There might even be video links involved, though no doubt dead links by now. Who knows? Thanks for the help. It is interesting to read the real time posts of that day...
  • NASA Awards Contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne to Restart RS-25 Engine Production for SLS Mars Rocket

    11/24/2015 9:18:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin
    universetoday.com ^ | on November 24, 2015 | Ken Kremer
    The contract spans from November 2015 through Sept. 30, 2024. The SLS is the most powerful rocket the world has ever seen and will loft astronauts in the Orion capsule on missions back to the Moon by around 2021, to an asteroid around 2025 and then beyond on a 'Journey to Mars' in the 2030s - NASA's overriding and agency wide goal. The first unmanned SLS test flight is slated for late 2018. The core stage (first stage) of the SLS will initially be powered by four existing RS-25 engines, recycled and upgraded from the shuttle era, and a pair...
  • Bromance on the Rocks: Surging Ted Cruz Begins to Poke Donald Trump

    11/24/2015 9:11:30 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 122 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/24/2015 | Sahil Kapur
    Ted Cruz's moment has arrived. Less than 10 weeks before Iowa voters their cast the first votes of the presidential campaign season in Feb. 1 caucuses, a new Quinnipiac poll shows the Texas senator statistically tied with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for the lead in the state. Perhaps not so coincidentally, Cruz is tentatively beginning to take on the brash New York billionaire after months of cozying up. Twice in recent days, the Texan has seized opportunities to distance himself from Trump's policies and rhetoric. First, Cruz disagreed with Trump after the New Yorker expressed openness to setting up...
  • Buckled Vasquez Canyon Road Fenced Off After Becoming Attraction for Skaters

    11/24/2015 9:02:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer,
    A 2-mile stretch of the road - in an unincorporated area of north Santa Clarita - was shut down after a slide began pushing up the asphalt on Nov. 19. Since the road closed, skateboarders have apparently been attracted to the steeply sloping roadway. Photos from the area show skaters airborne atop the broken asphalt, and one skater reported many people at the site over the weekend. The unusual sight was an attraction for photographers as well, social media posts appeared to indicate. On Tuesday, the county Department of Public Works tweeted a photo showing the damaged road fenced off,...
  • Savage explains why Obama really hates Putin [gay rights]

    11/24/2015 8:51:36 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 8/8/2014 | KATHY SHAIDLE
    Michael Savage rarely welcomes guests on his show, but this week, he brought on respected expert on Russia to try to explain Obama’s motivations for provoking Vladimir Putin. Dr. Stephen Cohen is a columnist for the liberal magazine The Nation. He told Savage that even though he voted for Obama twice, he is now deeply concerned about the president’s increasingly bellicose attitude towards Russia. “What began as the Ukrainian civil war became a proxy war,” said Cohen. “Now that proxy war could become an actual war between the United States and Russia” (Free audio). Dr. Savage believes he knows the...
  • New Social Security rules

    11/24/2015 8:27:50 PM PST · by FR_addict · 17 replies
    Fidelity.com ^ | 11/04/2015 | Fidelity
    A new law means that two claiming strategies will be off the table in the coming months. The recent budget agreement did more than authorize the federal government to engage in additional borrowing, it also changed the rules for claiming Social Security. Going forward, two claiming strategies that had given some couples the potential for higher lifetime benefits will no longer be available.* Closing the door on two strategies What do you need to know? Social Security strategies are built around the fact that you can start to claim benefits as early as age 62, but if you defer, the...
  • How One Religious Organization Is Helping Syrian Refugees as They Arrive in Europe

    11/24/2015 8:25:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 23, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    As the United States debates how to properly vet 10,000 Syrian refugees expected to resettle here, employees with Samaritan’s Purse are stationed on the frontlines in Greece, working to be a “face of compassion” for refugees fleeing war and terror. Ken Isaacs, vice president of programs and government relations for Samaritan’s Purse, spent a week in Greece, where the Christian organization has deployed employees and contractors to the region to assist scores of refugees flowing into the country, with hopes of continuing deeper into Europe. There, the group’s workers meet refugees arriving by rubber rafts on Greek islands and provide...
  • Turkish Intelligence Chief: Putin Intervention in Syria Is Against Islam, ISIS is a Reality

    11/24/2015 8:22:17 PM PST · by marvel5 · 39 replies
    AWD ^ | October 18, 2015 | AWD
    Mr. Hakan Fidan, Turkish President's staunchest ally, condemned Russian military intervention in Syria, accusing Moscow of trying to 'smother' Syria's Islamist revolution and serious breach of United Nations law. “ISIS is a reality and we have to accept that we cannot eradicate a well-organized and popular establishment such as the Islamic State; therefore I urge my western colleagues to revise their mindset about Islamic political currents, put aside their cynical mentalité and thwart Vladimir Putin's plans to crush Syrian Islamist revolutionaries,” Anadolu News Agency quoted Mr. Fidan as saying on Sunday. Fidan further added that in order to deal with...
  • Video: How Ahmed The Clock Boy Conned America

    11/24/2015 8:15:56 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    Nov. 24, 2015
    The entire thing was bullshit, intentional, and blown out of proportion. How Ahmed The Clock Boy Conned America
  • Rubio calls to 'defend Turkey' against Putin

    11/24/2015 8:03:32 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 147 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 24 2015 | The Hill
    Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet fighter is a “critical moment” for the U.S. and its allies to stand up to Moscow, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday. Hours after the Kremlin condemned Turkey’s decision to shoot down the warplane for entering its airspace, Rubio warned against letting Russia get the upper hand. “It's important for us to be very clear that we will respond and defend Turkey if they come under assault from the Russians. Otherwise the entire NATO alliance comes into question,” Rubio, who is running for president, said on Fox News.
  • The College Football Czar: Week 13

    11/24/2015 7:55:34 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 20 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 24, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 13 Week twelve in review: Clemson and Iowa are the only remaining undefeated teams after Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Houston were all toppled last Saturday. In the new CFP ratings, OSU has now plummeted past the Michigan State team that upset them, a development that would not likely have happened under the old BCS system. As much as it may feel right to the CFP committee that the head-to-head winner should have the higher ranking, it isn't really logical, which is why the computer-influenced BCS might have figured it differently. The Buckeyes' only loss...
  • The Shameful Liberal Exploitation of the Charleston Massacre (black on white stats)2015

    11/24/2015 7:50:56 PM PST · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    FROM THE ARTICLE: In fact, white violence against blacks is dwarfed by black on white violence. In 2012, blacks committed 560,600 acts of violence against whites (excluding homicide), and whites committed 99,403 acts of violence (excluding homicide) against blacks, according to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey provided to the author. Blacks, in other words, committed 85 percent of the non-homicide interracial crimes of violence between blacks and whites, even though they are less than 13 percent of the population. Both the absolute number of incidents and the rate of black-on-white violence are therefore magnitudes higher than white-on-black violence....
  • “The World Won't Be Destroyed By Evil-Doers, But By Those Who Watch Them And Not Doing Anything"

    11/24/2015 7:34:26 PM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Good Reads ^ | November 2, 2015 | Albert Einstein
    Original Quote:“The World Will Not Be Destroyed By Those Who Do Evil, But By Those Who Watch Them Without Doing Anything”- Albert Einstein
  • Are the Bible and Koran Equally Violent? How Leftist Say So And Why It Ain’t True

    11/24/2015 7:34:03 PM PST · by damonw · 23 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 11/24/2015 | Damon Whitsell
    THIS POST IS FAR TOO LONG TO FIT HERE. HERE IS A SNIPIT! Is the Bible as violent as the Koran? The answer is YES, if you talk to many Muslims and Liberals. But are they really? The following is a short discussion I had with a liberal about the subject. I hope to show you that they are not and that all non-Muslims should be uniting and working against Islam, not only because it is an institution that is a Human Rights nightmare, but because Islam really does have the submission of the whole world to Islam as it’s...
  • Individuals Picketed in Moscow on the 95th Anniversary of Legalization of Abortions in Russia

    11/24/2015 7:30:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 11/19/15
    On November 18, 2015, the 95th anniversary of legalization of abortions in the Soviet Union, individuals picketed in defense of life of pre-born children at the entrances to the Council of Federation and the State Duma in Moscow. The Pro-Life Movement activists silently witnessed the fact of legality of infanticide for past 95 years before the elected representatives of the people and representatives of the regions who were arriving to the plenary meetings. Commenting on the action, Chairman of the Synodal Department for Cooperation of the Church and Society Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said: "I am very glad that Orthodox...
  • Terrorism Response Puts Belgium in a Harsh Light

    11/24/2015 7:23:04 PM PST · by proxy_user · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Andrew Higgins
    BRUSSELS - A month before the Paris terrorist attacks, Mayor Francoise Schepmans of Molenbeek, a Brussels district long notorious as a haven for jihadists, received a list with the names and addresses of more than 80 people suspected as Islamic militants living in her area. The list, based on information from Belgium's security apparatus, included two brothers who would take part in the bloodshed in France on Nov. 13, as well as the man suspected of being the architect of the terrorist plot, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Molenbeek resident who had left for Syria to fight for the Islamic State in...
  • Ted Cruz SLAMS Rubio on Amnesty!!

    11/24/2015 7:21:43 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 20 replies
    TheRightscoop ^ | 11/24/2015 | RightScoop
    Can you say Cruz Missile!!!!
  • Word for the Day: STYGIAN

    11/24/2015 7:19:28 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 20 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | Norman Schur
    ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". Stygian [STIJ ee un]hear it pronounced adjective With an upper case S, describes anything relating to the River Styx, the river, according to classical mythology, over which Charon ferried the souls of the departed on their journey into the underworld. He charged a fee of one obol, a coin which was placed in the mouth of the deceased, for use in payment of that fee. From that dreadful river, the adjective stygian came...
  • Windows 10 pilot rollouts will surge in early 2016, says Gartner (Boundless Optimism Everywhere)

    11/24/2015 7:17:54 PM PST · by dayglored · 22 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 23, 2015 | Gavin Clarke
    Takeup will be 'significantly more rapid than seen with Windows 7' The first six months of 2016 will see an upsurge in pilot rollouts of Windows 10, Gartner has predicted. Many enterprises will then broaden their deployments later in the year with Gartner expecting at least half to have started some form of production deployment by the beginning of 2017, and looking to complete migrations in 2019. That will help Windows 10 become Microsoft's most widely deployed operating system, following in the footsteps of Windows 7 and Windows XP, Gartner said. That may, or may not, be what Microsoft wants...
  • Archbishop Ganswein Praises Cardinal Sarah for His Prophetic Witness

    11/24/2015 7:15:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 11/21/5 | Edward Pentin
    Cardinal Robert Sarah's boldness in proclaiming the Gospel and resisting the Zeitgeist is a prophetic witness reminiscent of a 5th century North African Pope who laid the foundations for healthy church-state relations, Archbishop George Ganswein has said. In a well-received speech in Rome Nov. 20 at the launch of the German edition of the book 'God or Nothing' - an interview with Cardinal Sarah by Nicolas Diat - the personal secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI compared the cardinal favorably to Pope Galasius I whom the Church, by coincidence, commemorated on Nov. 20. Gelasius' letter to the Emperor Anastasius I...
  • ISIS Recruitment Poster Girl Becomes a Very Different Kind of Warning

    11/24/2015 7:14:12 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 11/24/15 | VIRGINIA KRUTA
    According to an Austrian publication, the parents of Samra Kesinovic have received bad news. Their daughter, who was radicalized in Vienna, ran away to join ISIS fighters in Syria when she was just 17. Her friend, Sabina Selimovic, was 15 when she disappeared. Both girls were the children of Bosnian refugees who had fled to Austria during the Chechen war. The two girls later appeared on social media, carrying Kalashnikov rifles and surrounded by armed ISIS militants. Their pictures were used as a recruitment tool for other young women who would also leave home to become ISIS brides. About a...
  • Here’s where to tune in to this year’s MST3K Turkey Day

    11/24/2015 7:12:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    avclub.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Katie Rife
    This year’s edition of the sacred MSTie tradition known as Turkey Day should be an especially festive affair, considering that the Kickstarter to fund a new season of MST3K has already exceeded its $2 million goal with 22 days left to go in the campaign. Thus, MST3K creator Joel Hodgson will carve up six juicy, tender classic episodes of the show beginning at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT next Thursday, AD. As it has for the past two years, the marathon will be presented by Shout! Factory, and live-streamed through the web portal at www.BringBackMST3K.com.
  • That woman on Jeopardy is irritating

    11/24/2015 7:10:44 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 55 replies
    11-24-2015 | Me
    She's the reigning champion and her name is Laura. Listen to her when she answers a question.
  • Austrian jihadi bride beaten to death after trying to escape ISIS: friend

    11/24/2015 7:10:37 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 24, 2015 | 3:46pm | Chris Perez
    One of the two teens who fled Austria last year to become a “poster girl” for ISIS has been beaten to death after trying to escape the group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. A Tunisian woman who had been living with Samra Kesinovic, 18, says the young girl was killed by Islamic State extremists after she tried to flee recently, according to The Local Austria.
  • Marco Rubio And the GOP Establishment Take Aim At Ted Cruz

    11/24/2015 7:07:54 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    Redstate ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Streiff
    I posted a bit earlier on the panic the GOP Establishment finds itself in over the rise of Donald Trump and his apparent immunity from traditional laws of political behavior and consequences. They are becoming just as panicked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. Now a Super Pac run by a major Rubio supporter is attacking Ted Cruz for his vote to rein in the data collection efforts by the NSA. Some conservatives have wondered whether Ted Cruz’s support for the USA Freedom Act, which curtailed the National Security Agency’s ability to collect metadata from phone records in bulk, would...
  • Pope Names First Catholic Bishop to Oversee Anglican Ordinariate

    11/24/2015 7:05:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 11/24/15 | Elise Harris
    Vatican City, Nov 24, 2015 / 07:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Steven Lopes, a Catholic priest from California, as the new bishop who will head the Anglican Ordinariate in the United States and Canada. Bishop-elect Lopes, 40, is originally from the Archdiocese of San Francisco in the United States, and currently serves as an official for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the FaithHe will be taking over for Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson, a former Episcopal bishop appointed by Benedict XVI in 2012 to shepherd the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. The Personal...
  • Cops: Oakland muralist’s shot dead by robber eyeing his camera

    11/24/2015 7:05:45 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 24, 2015 | Kale Williams
    The man charged with gunning down an artist as he worked on an antiviolence mural in Oakland had to be forcibly removed from a courtroom Tuesday after a wild expletive-laced outburst aimed at a judge reading a litany of charges against him.
  • David Canary, Star of 'All My Children' for Decades, Dies at 77

    11/24/2015 7:05:27 PM PST · by DemforBush · 35 replies
    David Canary, who for nearly three decades played the twin brothers Adam and Stuart Chandler on the ABC soap opera All My Children, has died. He was 77. Canary, who earlier portrayed Candy Canaday, the ranch foreman of the Ponderosa, on the iconic NBC Western Bonanza, died Nov. 16 of natural causes...
  • Thousands of Cubans stuck after Nicaragua declines to open border

    11/24/2015 7:04:15 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Reuters
    SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Thousands of Cubans remain stuck on the Costa Rican side of the border with Nicaragua after Managua refused at a regional summit on Tuesday to open its doors to a wave of migrants heading for the United States. Fearing the recent rapprochement between Havana and Washington could end preferential U.S. policies for Cuban migrants, thousands of people from the Communist-ruled island have been crossing into South America and traveling through Central America hoping to reach U.S. soil.Fearing the recent rapprochement between Havana and Washington could end preferential U.S. policies for Cuban migrants, thousands of people from...
  • Dell: How to kill that web security hole we put in your laptops, PCs (oh goodie it's going away)

    11/24/2015 6:55:10 PM PST · by dayglored · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Chris Williams
    Dell has published a guide on how to remove the web security backdoor it installed in its Windows laptops and desktop PCs. This confirms what we all know by now – that Dell was selling computers with a rather embarrassing hole it in their defenses. New models from the XPS, Precision and Inspiron families include a powerful root CA certificate called eDellRoot, which puts the machines' owners at risk of identity theft and banking fraud. The self-signed certificate is bundled with its private key, which is a boon for man-in-the-middle attackers: for example, if an affected Dell connects to a...
  • Sen. Sessions Reveals 15 Refugee Jihadis, Hopes To Shrink Obama’s 2016 Refugee Budget

    11/24/2015 6:54:58 PM PST · by xzins · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Neil Munro
    Sen. Jeff Sessions is out with a list of 15 vetted refugees who quickly joined jihad plots to attack the United States. He’s spotlighting the refugees-turned-jihadis because he’s trying to prod GOP leaders into halting Congress’ normal practice of giving the president huge leeway to import foreign migrants and refugees into the United States. Liban Haji Mohamed providing material support to Harakat Shabaab Al-Mujahidin, also known as Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to Al-Shabaab Abdullah Ramo Pazara left the United States to go to Syria and...
  • Protests Erupt in Chicago After Video of Laquan McDonald Being Shot by Police Released

    11/24/2015 6:52:30 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 94 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/24/2015 | TOM LIDDY
    Protesters took to the streets in the wake of the release of dash cam footage showing police shooting a teen being shot by police, chanting "16 shots" for the number of times the officer allegedly shot him.The dash cam video, released by police today a day ahead of a court-ordered deadline, shows officers confronting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who later died at a hospital, as he walked down the street on Oct. 20, 2014. snip Chicago police officials said they were responding to a report of a person walking down the street with a knife and that McDonald refused to drop...
  • Dell computers bundled with backdoor that blurts hardware fingerprint to websites (Mo' Badness)

    11/24/2015 6:50:06 PM PST · by dayglored · 10 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Shaun Nichols
    Analysis Dell ships Windows computers with software that lets websites slurp up the machine's exact specifications, warranty status, and other details without the user knowing. This information can be used to build a fingerprint that potentially identifies a person while she browses across the web. It can be abused by phishers and scammers, who can quote the information to trick victims into thinking they're talking to a legit Dell employee. And, well, it's just plain rude. A website created by a bloke called Slipstream - previously in these pages for exposing security holes in UK school IT software - shows...
  • Chinese children learn to Code as American kids learn to Twerk

    11/24/2015 6:48:44 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    China Money Report ^ | 23 November2015 | D. Collins
    Nanjing mother Zhang Minyan began encouraging her 5-year-old daughter to learn coding from Wu after watching a video of an American child who wrote an app for friends so they could share their views on Canadian singer Justin Bieber, she said. Before that, Zhang hadn’t thought it was necessary for children to learn. ‘Big impression’ “That made a big impression on me,” Zhang, 32, recalls. “I thought, since my child is playing games on an iPad everyday already, why not give her some guidance and let her learn something in the process?” Also children are learning to code in other...
  • China now runs 4 of the world’s 5 biggest banks

    11/24/2015 6:46:55 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    China Money Report ^ | 06 August 2015 | D.Collins
    China has become a banking powerhouse. Four of the five largest banks in the world are Chinese, according to SNL Financial’s latest global bank rankings. It’s a big change from the past few years when only two Chinese banks made the top five. Beijing-based Industrial & Commercial Bank of China holds the top spot with assets valued at $3.5 trillion. That means the bank is worth more than the entire value of the British economy. The only non-Chinese bank remaining in the top five is HSBC, which is eadquartered in London. It fell several spots to position No. 4 this...
  • Detroit man, 91, beaten, doused with gasoline and set on fire in homicide (headline shortened)

    11/24/2015 6:42:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 23, 2015 | Tobias Salinger
    A 91-year-old man was beaten, covered with gasoline and set on fire in a homicide in northwest Detroit early Monday, police said. Officers and firefighters discovered Paul Monchnik's body when witnesses reported the blaze at the retired TV repairman’s Bentler Court home around 3 a.m., officials with the Detroit Police Department told WJBK-TV.
  • The Real History of the Crusades

    11/24/2015 6:42:11 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 17 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 03/19/2011 | Thomas F. Madden
    Many historians had been trying for some time to set the record straight on the Crusades—misconceptions are all too common. For them, current interest is an opportunity to explain the Crusades while people are actually listening. With the possible exception of Umberto Eco, medieval scholars are not used to getting much media attention. We tend to be a quiet lot (except during the annual bacchanalia we call the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, of all places), poring over musty chronicles and writing dull yet meticulous studies that few will read. Imagine, then, my surprise when within days...
  • VIDEO: Replay of Donald Trump Speech in Myrtle Beach

    11/24/2015 6:35:23 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 7 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-24-15 | Donald Trump
    Thought I'd post this for anyone who missed it live. HAPPY Thanksgiving to all! November 24, 2015: It was YUGE. GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump held a campaign rally and gave a speech to an overflow crowd at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Obama Says He’ll Rebuke ISIS By Talking About Climate Change

    11/24/2015 6:34:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 74 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 24 November 2014 | The Federalist Staff
    "What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be." ___ President Barack Obama said during a press conference on Tuesday that his plans to attend a climate change summit in December will serve as a “powerful rebuke” to ISIS, which took credit for brutal terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and injured hundreds more. While standing alongside French president François Hollande in a joint news conference at the White House, Obama explained that his attendance at next month’s World Climate Summit will put ISIS in its place. “Next week I will be joining President Hollande and other...
  • Magnitude 7.6 quakes hit Peru-Brazil border, no damage reported

    11/24/2015 6:33:22 PM PST · by John W · 5 replies
    Reuters via tuoitrenews ^ | November 24, 2015
    LIMA, Nov 24 - Two major magnitude 7.6 earthquakes struck the Peruvian-Brazilian border in the Amazon basin within minutes of each other on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Damage was likely limited as the epicenter was deep in the Amazonian jungle, around 184 miles (296 km) northwest of the Peruvian town of Puerto Maldonado, in a sparsely populated area. Both quakes were also very deep, at some 375 miles (602 km) below ground. The quakes, which struck at 5:45 p.m. (2245 GMT) and then five minutes later, were felt by residents...