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  • Germany Instructs Its Companies To Limit Cooperation, Procurement Orders With The US

    07/11/2014 9:39:36 AM PDT · by Rusty0604
    Zerohedge ^ | 07/11/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Update: it just got worse. Moments ago Bloomberg followed up with the second, and expected, part of this story, namely that just like China cut off major US corporations from big procurement contracts leading to a collapse in CSCO and IBM Asian revenues, it is now Germany's turn. Per Bloomberg, the German Interior Ministry reviewing rules for awarding govt contracts for computer, communications equipment and services as political rift w/ U.S. widens, people familiar with matter told Bloomberg News’ Cornelius Rahn, Amy Thomson. •Ministry will probably issue new purchasing guidelines in coming weeks to replace “no-spy-order” dated April 30 •Details...
  • Largest Companies by Revenue in Each State: MAP

    07/11/2014 9:38:26 AM PDT · by don-o
    At Broadview Networks not only are we committed to excellence in cloud-based phone systems, but we’re also dedicated to keeping up with all the latest business news and happenings. When we saw the most recent release of the Fortune 500, it sparked our interest to learn more about who the largest companies by revenue are in each state. We noticed that many states did not have companies included in the list, so we decided to perform our own research to find the largest company by revenue in each state based on the location of the corporate headquarters. Using Hoover’s, a...
  • Exclusive: Border Patrol Warns MS-13 Using Nogales Processing Center as Recruitment Hub

    07/11/2014 9:37:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic
    Townhall ^ | 7-11-14 | Katie Pavlich
    According to Border Patrol sources, violent MS-13 gang members are using the Nogales processing center in Arizona as a recruitment hub and as a transfer point for gang members to get into the United States. The Red Cross has set up phone banks inside the processing center so unaccompanied minors can make phone calls to family members inside the United States and back home in Central America. According to sources, those phones are also being used by MS-13 members to communicate with gang members already in the United States and operating in cities like Atlanta, New York and Chicago. Further,...
  • Walter Liew, California man, sentenced to 15 years for espionage

    07/11/2014 9:37:18 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2014 | Fox News
    OAKLAND, Calif. – A California chemical engineer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined $28 million after his rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China the technology that creates a white pigment.
  • Mississippi Needs Election Investigation, Real Reform

    07/11/2014 9:33:49 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 1 replies
    Jackson Free Press ^ | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 3:43 p.m. CDT 0 | Editorial Board
    No doubt, Haley Barbour and his political machine do not want to lose their foothold in the state of Mississippi. And, no doubt, state Sen. Chris McDaniel and many of his Tea Party supporters can do, say and believe distasteful, disturbing things. Not to mention, if Sen. Thad Cochran were to lose his seat, Mississippi could lose a lot of federal money. #None of that makes the disturbing ways elections are often run in Mississippi above scrutiny. It's almost as if tradition—that's the way it's always been done—is an excuse for turning our heads away from shadowy PACs and the...
  • Woo hoo!! Our 3rd quarter FReepathon rolls on!! [thread XI]

    07/11/2014 9:33:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies
    Woo hoo!! Our 3rd quarter FReepathon rolls on!! It'd be great if we could do it quicker, but 1% a day will keep the 404 away. Please keep those donations coming in, folks, so we can keep FR alive and on the air! FR is funded solely by contributions made by liberty loving people like you who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party, no advertisers, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers, no government subsidies, no outside influences. We are user-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak openly and plainly in the support...
  • Chairman: Obama won't get $3.7 billion

    07/11/2014 9:32:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    President Obama’s request of $3.7 billion in emergency funding for the border is too high, the House chairman with purview over spending said Friday. "No, that's too much," Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said when asked whether the House would pass the spending bill outlined by the administration. Rogers did not offer specifics of what House Republicans would prefer to pass instead. The House Appropriations Committee and the House GOP working group on border security are reviewing Obama’s request, and are expected to provide the House Republican Conference with an update next Tuesday. "Hopefully we can give you a...
  • Polar Vortex Knock-Off Headed Straight Toward Us

    07/11/2014 9:32:21 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 7-11-2014
    Trigger Warning: An unseasonable blast of cold air reminiscent of last winter's infamous Polar Vortex is headed our way next week. Tropical Storm Neoguri, off the coast of Japan, has initiated a chain reaction in weather patterns which, according to Weather Underground, will cause a ripple effect in the jet stream over western North America, resulting in a phenomenon "similar to the nasty 'Polar Vortex' pattern that set up during the winter of 2014." Guess we're still not done slurping up winter's blood from that snowman's skull. Fine, pass it over.
  • LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

    07/11/2014 9:31:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | July 11, 2014 | LeBron James
    Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.
  • Legacy of the Shah haunts the Carter Administration

    07/11/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 2 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/11/2014 | Slater Bakhtavar
    Truth be told, it was principally the Republican party in the United States that saw the value of Mohammad Reza as an ally and treated him with warmth, respect, and friendship. Prominent Republican President Ronald Reagan, who held office from 1980 to 1988, spoke favorably of the Shah, calling him "a stalwart ally" and criticizing Jimmy Carter's attitudes towards him. Another Republican President, the well-known Richard Nixon, who sat from 1969 until 1974, openly praised the Shah. Hosting the Shah at a dinner at the White House, Nixon referenced a visit he had made to Iran in the aftermath of...
  • Impeachment: Our Lost Check on Power

    07/11/2014 9:28:29 AM PDT · by don-o · 4 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | July 11, 2014 | Bruce Frohnen
    The real story is not Mr. Obama’s contempt for the rule of law. The bigger story is Congress’ continuing tolerance of presidents who honestly believe it is their job to rule our nation, making law-like pronouncements on their own because the fact that they were elected supposedly gives them a “mandate from the people.” According to our Constitution, presidents are not elected to rule. They are elected to see that the laws are faithfully executed. And it has been all too long since that has happened. The arrogance of this president, who continually declares and acts on his intention to...
  • The Truth About Iraq (And why it matters)

    07/11/2014 9:26:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 21, 2014 | Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney
    As the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) capture territory and establish a caliphate stretching across the now-eradicated Syria-Iraq border, hard-won gains secured with American blood and treasure are being lost. We are watching the rise of potentially the gravest threat to our national security in a generation, one that surpasses even the threat we faced on 9/11. Against this backdrop, as we debate what our response should be, it has become fashionable in some quarters to say, “Let’s not relitigate Iraq.” It’s not politically expedient, this line of argument goes, to discuss why we invaded...
  • Missouri Governor Vetoes Pro-Life Bill, Legislature May Override It

    07/11/2014 9:25:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/11/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that if enacted would have increased the waiting period for an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Last week, Nixon vetoed House Bill 1307 & 1313, specifically taking issue with the absence of an exemption for women seeking abortions on the basis of rape or incest. Scott Holste, press secretary for Nixon, directed The Christian Post to a statement the governor made regarding his veto. "I cannot condone the absence of an exemption for rape and incest in Senate Committee Substitute for House Committee Substitute for House Bill Nos. 1307...
  • What the 4th of July Means to Me

    07/11/2014 9:23:21 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/9/2014 | Kendra Shrode
    As we watch countless numbers of human beings struggle for freedom and liberty around the globe, it is good to reflect upon the blessings we enjoy in the land that we love — this United States of America. This is my 67th Fourth of July celebration and my memories of the day are some of those very blessings…family time in many places. All were amazing…captivated by fireworks in small-town America…aboard a small boat on the Mississippi River and also a huge cruise liner in Alaska…on the Palace Green in Williamsburg, Va.…in several baseball parks…attending the Baltimore Symphony at Oregon Ridge…attending...
  • Gallup Poll: Muslims Most Supportive of Obama; Mormons, Least

    07/11/2014 9:22:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/11/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Gallup poll released Friday shows that President Barack Obama enjoys the highest approval rating from Muslims among religious groups. Mormons are the least supportive of Obama. The poll, which asked how Obama was doing during the first six months of 2014, found that 72 percent of U.S. Muslims approve of the job he is doing, while 20 percent disapprove. Among "other non-Christians," 59 percent approved of Obama's job performance, 55 percent of "Jewish" adults expressed approval, and 54 percent of those under the "No religion/theist" category said they approve. Roman Catholics had a 44 percent approval and 51 percent...
  • Investigation Urged After Latino Caucus Rejects Republican Lawmaker

    07/11/2014 9:22:22 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 11, 2014
    Investigation Urged After Latino Caucus Rejects Republican Lawmaker Investigation urged after Latino caucus rejects Republican lawmaker GOP Assemblyman Rocky Chavez says he should be allowed to join the Latino caucus Shortly after he was elected, state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez took what he said was a natural step and asked to join the California Latino Legislative Caucus. The Oceanside Republican said his request last year was at first met with silence. "When I didn't get a response, I asked what the deal was and they said that I wouldn't be allowed in," Chavez said. "They do not allow Republicans to be...
  • White House stands by claim that border security is stronger than ever

    07/11/2014 9:20:43 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 11 2014 | SUSAN CRABTREE
    The White House is standing by a statement on its website claiming that border security is at its strongest in history even in the face of a spiraling border crisis in Texas. Under the heading “border security” on the White House website's section on President Obama's immigration proposal, the whitehouse.gov website gives the president credit for having "doubled the number of Border Patrol agents," saying "today border security is stronger than it ever has been."
  • Pelosi: ‘I’m Like a Lioness’ When It Comes to Protecting Kids

    07/11/2014 9:18:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 11, 2014 - 12:01 PM | Brittany M. Hughes
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yesterday described herself as a “lioness” when it comes to protecting children. She also called not only for the U.S. government to process minors arriving illegally from Central America on a “case-by-case basis” and for the government to “treat the Mexican kids the way they treat the non-contiguous country kids.” “Quite frankly, I would rather they treat the Mexican kids the way they treat the non-contiguous country kids,” Pelosi said at a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, claiming that sending these children back to their home countries would be like “sending them back...
  • First person to buy pot in Spokane says he was fired from job

    07/11/2014 9:15:12 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/10/2014 | Kasia Hall
    Mike Boyer got his 15 minutes of fame when he became the first person in Spokane to buy recreational pot on Tuesday. On Wednesday Boyer posted his resume on Craigslist, saying Kodiak Security had fired him. Kodiak officials told the Spokesman-Review, though, that Boyer still had a job with the company. Boyer said two of his three part-time employers have asked him to take drug tests after seeing news reports of his pot purchase. He said he will fail them. Kym Ramey, a human resources manager for Kodiak, said employees are tested per company policy. "We're a security firm," Ramey...
  • Feds run out of money fighting illegal immigration

    07/11/2014 9:13:44 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 7-11-2014
    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and US Customs and Border Protection are due to run out of funds by mid-August and mid-September, respectively, if the amount of migrants crossing the southwest US border from the likes of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador continues apace, US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday. Should Congress refuse to offer emergency funding, "we will have to go to a harsh form of reprogramming that will take money away from some vital homeland security programs I am sure members of this committee care a lot about," Johnson said at a Senate Appropriations...
  • Could Chris McDaniel Get A Do-Over In The Mississippi Senate Race?

    07/11/2014 9:12:28 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 4 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.10.14 | Ben Jacobs
    Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel is pushing for another election in Mississippi and his attorney is citing a controversial mayoral race from 2013 in doing so. Could there be yet another election in the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi? More than two weeks after six-term incumbent Thad Cochran won the GOP runoff against Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel, campaign workers are still swarming county courthouses in the Magnolia State trying to find evidence to overturn the election. Although Cochran won by 7,667 votes on election night, McDaniel’s campaign alleges that enough votes were improperly cast to call the result into...
  • Shutdown Countdown: How bad might it get for the Dallas Cowboys?

    07/11/2014 9:10:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 10, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    If you're upset with the Cowboys' placement at No. 24, just know that placing them even lower was considered. Ultimately, it's tough to rank a team coming off an 8-8 season lower than this, but there are a lot of warning signs that this is going to be a very ugly year in Dallas. The defense was bad last season, and arguably the three best players are gone. Defensive end DeMarcus Ware was cut. Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher signed with Washington. Linebacker Sean Lee is already out for the year with a torn ACL suffered in an offseason practice. You...
  • Insurgents enter military base northeast of Baghdad: officials

    07/11/2014 9:09:30 AM PDT · by mojito · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/10/2014 | Raheem Salman
    Sunni insurgents battling forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki broke into a military base in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, a security source and a local official said. They said militants fought their way into the base on the edge of Muqdadiya town, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of the capital. The northern side of the town was already under their control before Thursday's clashes. The area around Muqdadiya has seen sustained fighting in recent weeks since fighters led by the hardline Islamic State, an offshoot of al Qaeda, seized the northern city of Mosul and...
  • It's about time!

    07/11/2014 9:08:47 AM PDT · by Elsie · 3 replies
      Rick BowmerUtah considers rejecting daylight saving time Rep. Lee Perry, R-Perry, speaks with reporters after Utah residents weighed in on whether they want their state to become the third nationwideto opt out of daylight saving time during a debate at the Clark Planetarium Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Among the participants expected are shopkeepers, parents, educators and farmers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  https://www.google.com/search?q=utah+time+daylight&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7ADRA_enUS475&gws_rd=ssl
  • Argentina’s Javier Mascherano says he tore his anus playing against the Netherlands

    07/11/2014 9:08:00 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 26 replies
    O Canada.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Ishmael N. Daro
    Javier Mascherano’s game-saving slide tackle in Wednesday’s World Cup semifinal match came at a heavy price. The Argentine player, who likely suffered a concussion earlier in the game, says he later tore his anus when he stopped Netherlands forward Arjen Robben’s attack late in extra time. He shared the unfortunate news in a post-match press conference. A rough translation of his remarks: “I do not want to be rude … I tore the anus that play. That’s why I felt so much pain”” It’s not clear whether Mascherano can (or should) play in Sunday’s final against Germany, but his stellar...
  • WiFi — An invisible but ubiquitous threat to the future of the species (2 Interesting Videos)

    07/11/2014 9:07:16 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | July 11 2014 | Jim Fetzer
    Today I conducted one of the most disturbing radio interviews of my life as host of “The Real Deal”, with a British physicist and electronic warfare expert, Barrie Trower. By the time he had finished his service in the military, Barrie had acquired a great deal of expertise in the microwave field and he extended his research to common electronic systems, including cell phones, iPods, computer games and microwave ovens. He was appalled to discover that microwave radiation is ubiquitous and extremely hazardous, especially to pregnant women and young children. The risks are so great that the use of WiFi,...
  • Meet the Impeachment Crowd: 6 Republicans Who Want Obama Out

    07/11/2014 9:07:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 10, 2014, 2:45 PM ET | ERIN DOOLEY and SCOTT WILSON
    Has President Obama’s use of the “pen and phone” to circumvent Congress gotten out of hand? Some members of the GOP seem to think so. [...] a mounting chorus of Republicans are calling for impeachment. Here’s a list of the high-profile Republicans who want to kick the president out of office:
  • US Embassy in London Flies Rainbow Flag

    07/11/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 8 replies
    New York Young Republican Club ^ | July 11, 2014 | William Michael
    Can I pose a serious question? At what point does replacing the American flag with the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay/LGBTQ(RSTUVWXYZ) pride from embassies abroad become an impeachable offense in itself? Last time I checked, the official flag of the country was the Stars and Stripes, not the same rainbow that is found on the doors of gay bars downtown. A friend sent me this picture of the U.S. Embassy in London...
  • Film Critics Hate 'America'

    07/11/2014 9:01:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | L. Brent Bozell III & Tim Graham
    Dinesh D'Souza shocked the movie world in 2012 with his anti-President Barack Obama documentary "2016," which became the second highest-grossing documentary in U.S. movie history. On July 2, he unveiled his new documentary called "America: Imagine the World Without Her." It has already grossed $5 million in its first week. One fictional competitor, the abortion-promoting comedy "Obvious Child," barely grossed $2 million in its first month.
  • Family rescued at sea says satellite cell phone service provider left them in a life-or-death crisis

    07/11/2014 9:01:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    ABC10 News ^ | 7-11-14 | Allison Ash
    SAN DIEGO - The family that drew national attention when they were rescued at sea off their sailboat, Rebel Heart, in April is finally setting the record straight. Charlotte and Eric Kaufman and their two daughters were about 1,000 miles west of Cabo San Lucas in the Sea of Cortez when 1-year old Lyra became sick. That was when their adventure of a lifetime turned into a nightmare. It began with a fever, then a rash and then Lyra became lethargic. That was when the couple used their satellite cell phone to call a doctor. He advised them to begin...
  • North Carolina Shows Why Extending Unemployment Benefits Doesn’t Work

    07/11/2014 8:59:16 AM PDT · by PoloSec
    The Federalist ^ | July 11 2014 | John Hood
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Dean Baker is an economist who co-directs a left-wing group in Washington DC called the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Liberal groups in North Carolina and elsewhere often cite Baker as an authority on the effects of public policy on economic growth. That practice may be unwise, at least if one were to judge by Baker’s fumbling attempt to rebut my recent Wall Street Journal piece on North Carolina’s experience with unemployment-insurance (UI) reform. He does not seem to know his way around the relevant kitchen, or how to follow basic recipes for producing sound policy...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 11 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/11/2014 8:59:01 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 11 (NKJV) The Folly of Wickedness01 Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, 00 But a just weight is His delight. 02 When pride comes, then comes shame; 00 But with the humble is wisdom. 03 The integrity of the upright will guide them, 00 But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. 04 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, 00 But righteousness delivers from death. 05 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, 00 But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness. 06 The righteousness of the upright...
  • Republicans try to tie Hickenloooper, Udall to Michael Bloomberg's comments on Colorado gun laws

    07/11/2014 8:59:00 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 2 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 11 Jul 14 | By: Alan Gathright
    Republicans try to tie Hickenloooper, Udall to Michael Bloomberg's comments on Colorado gun laws Bloomberg dismisses cities that recalled lawmakersCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Republicans were quick to open fire Thursday after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg portrayed Colorado Springs and Pueblo -- where voters recalled Democratic state senators for backing gun control laws -- as roadless backwaters. Bloomberg, the billionaire who has bankrolled gun-safety campaigns and who gave large sums to the senators who were ultimately recalled, made the comments in a Rolling Stone story that was published online Tuesday. "In Colorado, we got a law passed,"...
  • Kiev Asks Russia to Pay $1Bln for Gas Left in Crimea Storage

    07/11/2014 8:57:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 27/05/2014 13:22 | RIA Novosti
    KIEV, May 27 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine has asked Russia to pay $1 billion for 2 billion cubic meters of natural gas stored at an underground facility belonging to Crimea's Black Sea oil and gas company Chernomorneftegaz, Acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Tuesday. [....] Until Crimea’s reunification with Russia in mid-March, Chernomorneftegaz belonged to Ukrainian energy giant Naftogaz. After the referendum on secession from Ukraine, the company was nationalized.
  • THAD COCHRAN'S SISTER-IN-LAW COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER DENIES VOTER FRAUD

    07/11/2014 8:56:22 AM PDT · by Hostage · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Connie Cochran, the sister-in-law of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and a Hinds County, Mississippi, election commissioner, swears she didn’t have anything to do with destruction of election evidence. There’s just one problem with her denial: It was never alleged that she, or the Hinds County Election Commission, did any such thing. “It's ludicrous to imply that the Hinds County Election Commission destroyed anything," Connie Cochran told the Jackson Free Press on Thursday morning. Shortly after making that statement, the local paper noted Connie Cochran “was advised to make no more additional comments.”
  • Obama seeks brisk passage of border children funding bill

    07/11/2014 8:55:56 AM PDT · by magellan · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Would subsidize schooling, health care, lawyers for illegal immigrantsPresident Obama’s new border spending request will pay for schooling, health care and lawyers for the unaccompanied illegal immigrant children surging across the border, officials told Congress on Thursday as they pleaded for quick action on the $3.7 billion package. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Congress must approve the money this month, saying that if nothing is done before lawmakers leave for a monthlong August vacation, one of his agencies will have to cut its other immigration enforcement in order to hold and transport the children.
  • Obama’s lawless import of illegals continues thanks to the shameful cowardice of Republicans

    07/11/2014 8:52:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/11/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    One of my Fifties Journalism professors told us budding reporters to “Let their own words speak for themselves.” He was giving us details for covering suspected misconduct of authority figures. Just read the actual words of the Obama administration’s description of its Office of Refugee Resettlement: “The ORR provides NEW POPULATIONS with the opportunity to maximize their potential in the UNITED STATES. Our programs provide people in need with critical resources to assist them IN BECOMING INTEGRATED MEMBERS OF AMERICAN SOCIETY.” (1) If that doesn’t tell you these hordes of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) are here to stay, nothing will....
  • Congressional Researcher Thinks the Air Force Already Has a Secret Stealth Bomber

    07/11/2014 8:49:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 10, 2014 | David Axe
    On July 9, the U.S. Air Force formally launched the competition to build America’s next stealth bomber. But a July 2 report from the Congressional Research Service questions the flying branch’s official narrative. According to CRS’ Jeremiah Gertler, it appears the Air Force already has new bomber prototypes in the air—and the competition could be a sham. Perhaps not coincidentally, Gertler’s skepticism comes just four months after civilians glimpsed what appeared to be previously unknown stealth warplanes flying over Texas.
  • More Than a Smidgen

    07/11/2014 8:48:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7-27-14 | Stephen F. Hayes
    The facts are simple. The IRS systematically targeted conservative and Tea Party groups after their activism proved decisive in the 2010 midterm elections—Obama’s famous “shellacking.” The effects of this targeting were widespread. Some Tea Party groups were neutered in the months before the 2012 presidential election. Few of the explanations or justifications of this targeting provided by IRS leaders and Obama administration officials have held up. IRS officials at first denied that any targeting had taken place. That was false. They later claimed that the targeting had involved only low-level employees in the Cincinnati office. That was false. They argued...
  • Federal Government Looking Into Norfolk Parade Float (Obama Presidential Library)

    07/11/2014 8:46:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    KMTV news ^ | July 10, 2014 | Ashlee Pitzl
    Norfolk, Neb. (KMTV) - Mayor Sue Fuchtman confirms to KMTV Action 3 News that Department of Justice officials are in Norfolk to discuss a controversial parade float.Last Saturday, a man put an outhouse on his parade float with a sign that read, "Obama Presidential Library." A zombie dressed as a farmer was leaning against the building. Parade organizers told KMTV they talked to the creator, who's a farmer, and he said the zombie was supposed to be him, not the president.
  • Howard Kurtz’s Questionable Credibility

    07/11/2014 8:45:48 AM PDT · by Bratch · 3 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 09 2014 | Steve Flesher
    Among the political cynics out there warning conservatives to run from the word “impeachment” where President Obama’s lawlessness is concerned, we find Howard Kurtz.Before delving into that though, let’s point out a few facts.  First, it is a FACT that President Obama and the administration has refused to enforce the laws on the books many times on illegal immigration.  It is a FACT that when states try to create their own legislation to take matters into their own hands, the administration spends more energy fighting them than they do securing our borders.  Immigration aside, it’s a FACT that Obama and the...
  • Native Hawaiians to Federal Government: Give Us Back Our Kingdom

    07/11/2014 8:44:48 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 20 replies
    NBC News Online ^ | July 11, 2014 | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
    The federal government posed a series of questions to Native Hawaiians, with whom it's seeking to reestablish nation-to-nation status. The answer it received, to all, was a resounding "no." This week, the Department of the Interior wrapped up two weeks of public meetings in Hawaii soliciting input from the Native Hawaiian community on setting up a similar structure to the one it has with Native American tribes. Kale Gumapac was one of the 130 people who signed up to speak in Hilo on the island of Hawaii. “[On] the questions that you raised for everyone to answer. It’s a trap,"...
  • Man has two fingertips SLICED OFF on Pirates of the Caribbean log flume

    07/11/2014 8:41:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2014 | Paul Thompson
    A British tourist had the tops of two of his fingers sliced off while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney World in Florida. The victim lost the tip of his ring and little finger after apparently dangling them outside the log fume ride which inspired the Johnny Depp movies. Disney officials in Orlando, Florida, immediately shut down the ride in the Magic Kingdom park following the incident.
  • The New Conservative Purity Test: Impeaching Obama

    07/11/2014 8:39:01 AM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | David Freedlander
    It’s now the extreme dividing line among the GOP’s base: Do you want to impeach the president or not? Why Republicans with long memories are worried about where all this is headed. There was a time not long ago when leaders in the Republican Party favored a cap-and-trade system to deal with the threat of global warming. And there was a time when the party coalesced around the idea of immigration reform. There was a time when it seemed suicidal to much of the party to not raise the debt ceiling. But each of those issues shifted quickly at some...
  • Second Opinion: The Catholic Church still does not get child abuse

    07/11/2014 8:38:58 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 4 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 7/9/2014 | Jacky Jones
    The conviction of Rolf Harris is a reminder that child abuse is an abuse of power. The crime persists because perpetrators are not challenged and dealt with speedily by the criminal justice system. Children are still abused in Ireland every day.
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    07/11/2014 8:38:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
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    07/11/2014 8:28:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
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  • Catholic Word of the Day: ILLUMINISM, 07-11-14

    07/11/2014 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 07-11-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:ILLUMINISM A form of Gnosticism, it appears in the history of Christian heresy as a belief in one's own divine enlightenment, with a sense of mission to enlighten others, contrary to the express teachings of the Church's magisterium. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.