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  • New Study Finds CRA 'Clearly' Did Lead To Risky Lending [Daniel 4]

    08/04/2015 7:52:58 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/20/2012 | PAUL SPERRY
    Democrats and the media insist the Community Reinvestment Act, the anti-redlining law beefed up by President Clinton, had nothing to do with the subprime mortgage crisis and recession. But a new study by the respected National Bureau of Economic Research finds, "Yes, it did. We find that adherence to that act led to riskier lending by banks." Added NBER: "There is a clear pattern of increased defaults for loans made by these banks in quarters around the (CRA) exam. Moreover, the effects are larger for loans made within CRA tracts," or predominantly low-income and minority areas. To satisfy CRA examiners,...
  • 5 Reasons Not to Lose Heart Even Though the Planned Parenthood Defund Bill Failed

    08/04/2015 7:52:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2015 | Julie Roys
    Unfortunately, a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood died today on the Senate floor. A procedural vote to advance the bill failed to get the required 60 votes needed, so the anti-life lobby won — today. Despite this setback, Christians should not despair. We may have lost this battle, but the fight is far from over. And truth is, the pro-life cause is actually faring quite well. Here are five reasons to not lose heart even after this defeat. 1. GOP Senators are Vowing to Continue the Fight and So Should We. Even though today's bill to defund Planned Parenthood failed,...
  • MN:Are All States' Gun Permits now Valid in Minnesota?

    08/04/2015 7:51:20 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In May of 2015, Minnesota enacted an omnibus firearm reform law.  The law went into effect yesterday, 1 August, 2015. One of the reforms was a change in the wording for Minnesota to recognize permits from other states.  The previous wording required that the other State's law be "substantially similar" to Minnesota's permit law.  The Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety is required to publish a list, and if the State that a person has a permit for is not on the list, then the permit is considered valid.  Here is the old law, that ceased effect on...
  • State police search for suspect in shooting outside concert

    08/04/2015 7:48:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 8/4/2015 | unknown
    State police with K-9 dogs are searching the woods for a person suspected of shooting two people outside a hip-hop concert in central New Jersey. The shooting happened late Monday outside the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, causing panic among the crowd attending a show by Big Sean and J. Cole.
  • In defense of the Fox News debate format

    08/04/2015 7:47:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/04/2015 | Jason Russell
    As the first Republican presidential primary debate grows closer, critics of the Fox News debate format have only grown louder. The candidates likely to be cut out of the main debate are complaining that the format isn't inclusive enough. Others complain that the margin of error is too wide to accurately distinguish among candidates on the bubble. More critics say that using national polls to determine who the strongest candidates are unduly rewards name recognition. To amend a famous Winston Churchill quote, the Fox format is the worst debate format, except for all the others that have been proposed. Some...
  • Intact Fetuses "Just a Matter of Line Items" for Planned Parenthood TX Mega-Center

    08/04/2015 7:45:42 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 6 replies
    The Center for Medical Progress ^ | 8-4-15 | The Center for Medical Progress
    FIFTH video from David Daleiden (and the Center for Medical Progress).
  • Catholic Bishop in ‘Death to Gays’ Storm

    08/04/2015 7:45:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Swiss Info ^ | 8/3/15
    Vitus Huonder, the controversial Catholic bishop of Chur in eastern Switzerland, has once again attracted criticism for quoting homophobic Bible passages and denouncing non-traditional family models. At the “Joy in Faith” forum in the German city of Fulda, he quoted a passage from the Bible which said homosexuals should be punished by death. In his 50-minute address on Friday, titled “Marriage – a gift, sacrament and order”, Huonder quoted various passages backing up his views. He also slammed gender theory, divorce, sex education and gay marriage. Regarding homosexuality, the 73-year-old bishop quoted two verses from the book of Leviticus, including...
  • 110-year-old woman drank three beers and a shot every day for years

    08/04/2015 7:44:41 AM PDT · by dware · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08.04.2015 | Fox News
    The secret to making it to 105 years old is apparently a daily dose of alcohol. Making it five more years, however, means you may have to cut back. Those are the lessons coming from Agnes Fenton, who turned 110 on Saturday, when she officially became a supercentarian. Fenton told ABC in an interview for her 105th birthday that she enjoyed three Miller High Life’s and a shot of Johnnie Walker Blue Label scotch every day for nearly 70 years.
  • Morning Joe Panel Pans ‘Stunningly Inarticulate’ Jeb Bush

    08/04/2015 7:42:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/4/15 | Alex Griswold
    The Tuesday panel of MSNBC’s Morning Joe gave Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush low marks for his performance at Monday night’s town hall discussion. New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters said Bush was “stunningly inarticulate,” and read out one particularly wooden answer Bush gave. “Uh, my dad is quite possibly the most perfect man alive, so it’s very hard of me to be critical of him. In fact, I got a t-shirt that says, uh, at the Jeb swag store that says, I’m the uh, I’m the, uh, ‘My dad’s the greatest man alive. If you don’t like it, I’ll...
  • California's Huntington Park Council Appoints 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners

    08/04/2015 7:40:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 08/04/2015
    HUNTINGTON PARK ( — Huntington Park became the first city in California to appoint two undocumented immigrants as commissioners on city advisory boards, a lawmaker confirms. City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has picked Francisco Medina to join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain for the parks and recreation commission. The 32-year-old lawmaker told CBSLA onlineproducer Deborah Meron that he promised voters while running for office that he would create more opportunities for undocumented residents. “Huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city of hope for all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status, race, creed, or in this case,...
  • WASHINGTON DIARY: IRAN DEAL COMES BETWEEN THE JEWS [Bibi to give another speech against Obama]

    08/04/2015 7:36:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies ^ | 8/3/15 | Tal Shalev
    Jewish leaders are targets of intense and vicious campaigns. 'This type of fight leads to divorce,' says one WASHINGTON. Almost three weeks after the Iran deal was signed in Vienna, the storm winds in Washington and Jerusalem refuse to die down. As the US Senate begins its final week of deliberations before lawmakers leave for their summer recess, both the Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu are set to give major policy speeches regarding the deal, targeting, among others, the hearts and minds of the Jewish senators who will be key to determining the outcome of the scheduled September vote on...
  • WSJ/NBC poll shows Hillary favorability shrinking across the board

    08/04/2015 7:35:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats like to argue that demographics are destiny. If so, they’re headed for disaster, as long as Hillary Clinton remains the front-runner for the nomination. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows her favorability ratings shrinking, most significantly among two demographics considered key to Democratic turnout. The WSJ report focuses on one particular subgroup: Many Democrats have long hoped that Hillary Clinton might expand Barack Obama‘s electoral coalition by drawing in more white women voters.A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests she may have a tough time pulling it off. Mrs. Clinton is losing ground with white...
  • If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

    08/04/2015 7:33:57 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 6 replies
    The Register ^ | 3 Aug 2015 at 19:52 | Chris Williams
    Here's a quick FYI: if you installed Windows 10, and in a rush to try out Microsoft's new operating system, you clicked through the default settings without looking, you may want to look again. ... There's a handy guide here to the settings you need to look out for during the install and afterwards.
  • Netherlands abandoning multiculturalism

    08/04/2015 7:32:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/04/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Famously progressive and permissive Holland has tried multiculturalism and decided that it just doesn’t work.  In a historic reversal, the Dutch are abandoning government policies in support of multiculturalism and demanding intregration and acceptance of Dutch values from immigrants, mostly Muslims, who now constitute 6% of their population. The Gatestone Institute reports: A new integration bill (covering letter and 15-page action plan), which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: "The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people....
  • Netherlands abandoning multiculturalism

    08/04/2015 7:32:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 8/4/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Famously progressive and permissive Holland has tried multiculturalism and decided that it just doesn’t work. In a historic reversal, the Dutch are abandoning government policies in support of multiculturalism and demanding intregration and acceptance of Dutch values from immigrants, mostly Muslims, who now constitute 6 percent of their population.
  • Rick Perry Gets A Second Shot at the Question That Stumped Him

    08/04/2015 7:26:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/04/2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Manchester, N.H. — Rick Perry got a second shot at answering the question that derailed his 2012 presidential campaign Monday night. Speaking at a candidate forum here at St. Anselm’s College, Perry was asked: “Specifically, what agencies would you either eliminate or cut?” ”I’ve heard this question before,” Perry cracked, to laughter. He has indeed. The question infamously stumped him in a debate in 2011, when he listed two agencies and then appeared to forget the third. The “oops” that followed did as much as anything else to sink his White House bid that cycle. This time, Perry did not...
  • Can Palin Sell Trump to Joe Six-Pack?

    08/04/2015 7:25:22 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 3 replies ^ | 8/3/2015 | Daniel Strauss
    To many Republican presidential contenders, Sarah Palin is a skunk at the party, someone to be handled gingerly and kept at arm’s length. To Donald Trump, she is Cabinet material, “a special person,” and a worthy presidential contender in her own right. The odd alliance between the New York mogul and Alaska hockey mom, many years in the making, has burst into prominence on the campaign trail over the past week, in a flurry of adoring compliments and vows of friendship. But it’s also smart politics. Trump carries many positions, from admiring comments about Bill Clinton to support for Obamacare-like...
  • Thank Illinois Governor for Historic Bill that Fights anti-Israel Boycotts

    08/04/2015 7:23:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Illinois’ historic anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions bill was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner. Thank him for standing united with Israel! Act Now for Israel Illinois’ historic anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions bill, SB 1761, was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner last week, enacting legislation that is serving as a model for similar measures in some 20 other states. The new law prohibits investment of Illinois state pension dollars in foreign companies that boycott Israel, and creates an Illinois Investment Policy Board to monitor compliance with this and similar laws. “We need to stand up to anti-Semitism whenever...
  • More DNA Evidence Against Human Chromosome Fusion

    08/04/2015 7:23:08 AM PDT · by fishtank · 2 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 2015 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    More DNA Evidence Against Human Chromosome Fusion by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * One of the most common arguments evolutionists use to promote the theory that humans evolved from an apelike ancestor is the idea of a “chromosome 2 fusion.” This story proposes that in a common ancestor shared by humans and chimps, two small chromosomes somehow fused end to end to produce human chromosome 2 (Figure 1).1 This supposedly explains the difference in chromosome numbers between humans and great apes—humans have 46 chromosomes, while great apes such as chimps, gorillas, and orangutans have 48.
  • Welcome, Number 9,000,000,000!

    08/04/2015 7:21:59 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 8/4/15 | James V. Schall, S.J.
    In 1977, I wrote a book entitled Welcome Number 4,000,000,000! It was a sequel to Human Dignity & Human Numbers (1971). Both books dealt with the “population explosion,” that era’s supposed crisis issue. We were running out of resources of every kind. We would all be starving in a quarter of a century. Drastic policies for cutting down populations were proposed and often put into effect. Babies were not welcome. Everything was panic. The “green” movement began in this hectic atmosphere: “Save the earth, not the people!” Such predictions of impending catastrophe were all wrong. Disaster did not occur. In...
  • Saudi king leaves France 'without paying €3.7m medical bills'

    08/04/2015 7:20:56 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 9 replies
    The Week ^ | Aug 4, 2015 | Gavin Mortimer
    One of France's best known doctors tweeted that the king 'could have paid his bill of €3.7m to the Paris hospitals. A polite gesture!'
  • Will the Obama Administration Support Terrorists Against its own Citizens?

    08/04/2015 7:19:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    The Obama administration may come to the aid of the Palestinian Authority against American victims of Palestinian terror who are suing for damages. The Obama administration has signaled that it may intervene next week in a civil lawsuit in which 11 American families won a potential billion-dollar judgment from the Palestinian leadership over a series of terror attacks that killed or wounded dozens of US citizens, Fox News reports. This move, critics say, would find the government siding with terrorists over its own citizens. The families won a $218.5 million judgment in February in the Manhattan Federal Court in which...
  • Salt River wild horses to be removed, could face death

    08/04/2015 7:19:42 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 18 replies
    NBC 12 news, Phoenix ^ | 8/3/15 | Monique Griego
    If you're lucky enough, you'll catch a glimpse of them while traveling along the Salt River or visiting Saguaro Lake. The Salt River wild horses offer visitors an awe inspiring view, one that's in danger of being erased. The beloved Salt River wild horses are being removed from the place they have called home for decades and may even face death, according to a notice from the Tonto National Forest. The forest service says it will begin removal of the more than 100 horses on Aug. 7, stating they are "unauthorized livestock" and therefore cannot be there. The removal will...
  • Bombing attempted on monument to North Korea regime, says report

    08/04/2015 7:19:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Shim
    Bombing attempted on monument to North Korea regime, says report Clues at the scene indicated more than one suspect may have been involved in the plot on the night of July 2. By Elizabeth Shim | July 10, 2015 at 10:08 PM SEOUL, July 10 (UPI) -- Suspects with homemade bombs attempted to detonate a symbol of the North Korean regime in July, according to a source inside the country. The monuments known as the towers of "eternal life" are frequently found in North Korean towns and cities, and used to idolize the Kim regime. A tower in Dokchon, South...
  • Labor Reform Not a Death Knell for Legislators After All

    08/04/2015 7:16:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/2/2015 | Vincent Vernuccio
    "There will be blood. There will be repercussions." Such is the common threat made against those who dare take on the union juggernaut. Michigan’s State Rep. Shenelle Jackson (D-Detroit) made the threat clear in 2012 during the passage of that state’s law on worker freedom. "What you're doing today will only serve to empower [Democrats]. We will win back this chamber, possibly take the Senate back and certainly win the governorship.” Unfortunately for Rep. Jackson and her allies, the exact opposite happened. Not a single state representative or senator who voted for right-to-work lost in the general election and the...
  • This Housing Bubble Will End Badly, Too [And you thought 2008 was horrible]

    08/04/2015 7:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/04/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    People complain about high prices when they’re buying, not when they’re selling, and that’s why housing bubbles are always politically popular: The sort of people who own homes are the sort of people who vote and volunteer on political campaigns and make donations. And the fact that tax revenue tends to increase as housing prices rise doesn’t go unnoticed by the nation’s mayors and governors. Renters tend to have more sensible views — you’ll never hear a renter say, “Hey, my rent is doubling this year — that’s awesome! The economy must be doing great!” But nobody listens to them....
  • Durango (CO) says it's not a sanctuary city

    08/04/2015 7:13:35 AM PDT · by dware · 3 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 08.04.2015 | AP via KJTC8
    DURANGO, Colo.- The Durango City Council is hoping to clarify that Durango is not a sanctuary city and that it never has been, despite its listing on a website as a municipality that shelters undocumented immigrants. The Durango Herald reports the council will consider a resolution Tuesday to take an exact position on the issue.
  • Cecil was a bad boy: People Don't Talk About Other Animals Killed in Order To Feed This Lion

    08/04/2015 7:13:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/04/2015 | Richard Rahn
    “American, single-handedly, saves 600 African antelopes and 12 baby elephants — by killing a lion.” As you read the first part of the previous sentence, you most likely are thinking “this is a good guy.” But when you read the last part of the sentence — particularly if you are a cat lover — you may be thinking “this is a bad guy.” Adult lions on average eat about 15 pounds of meat a day. In the wild, they feed primarily on medium-size animals, such as antelopes and occasional baby elephants. The late Cecil the lion, killed by the American...
  • Ted Cruz’s book royalties may be higher than Scott Walker’s net worth

    08/04/2015 7:12:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 3, 2015 | Katie Zezima and Anu Narayanswamy
    A presidential primary race that features a front-runner whose self-reported assets are worth more than $10 billion dollars also features a candidate who owes thousands of dollars on a credit card with an interest rate above 27 percent. In new financial disclosure forms released Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declares assets of between $36,000 and $190,000 and liabilities of at least $120,000, including a credit card with between $10,001 and $15,000 on it and an interest rate of 27.24 percent. The debt was incurred in 2014, according to the statement. Walker also reports having between $100,001 and $500,000 in student...
  • Last surviving Dambusters pilot, Les Munro, dies aged 96

    08/04/2015 7:10:59 AM PDT · by Borges · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/4/2015 | Claire Phipps
    The last surviving pilot from the Dambusters raids has died at the age of 96. Les Munro died on Tuesday morning in hospital in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty in his native New Zealand. His death means there are just two survivors from the 1943 bombing raids on Germany’s Ruhr dams: George “Johnny” Johnson, from the UK, who was a bomb-aimer; and Canadian front-gunner Fred Sutherland. In a statement, the New Zealand Bomber Command Association announced the “extremely sad news”, saying: “Our New Zealand Bomber Command Association patron, and well known Dambuster pilot, Les Munro passed away last night...
  • Louis Farrakhan: If the Federal Gov’t Does Not Intercede, ‘We Must Rise Up & Kill Those Who Kill Us’

    08/04/2015 7:09:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Louis Farrakhan: If the Federal Gov’t Does Not Intercede, ‘We Must Rise Up & Kill Those Who Kill Us’ Aug. 3, 2015 5:25pm Oliver Darcy Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called late last month for black Americans to “rise up” and “kill those who kill us” if the federal government fails to “intercede in our affairs.” The call for violence came during a July 30 speech the radical leader delivered at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami. “The Koran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter. Then it says, retaliation is prescribed in matters of the slain. Retaliation is a...
  • Obama's New EPA Rules: A Green Assault On Red States

    08/04/2015 7:08:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    IBD ^ | 08/04/2015
    When candidate Barack Obama boasted back in 2008 that his radical climate change policies would "bankrupt" coal-fired power plants, he was for once telling the wretched truth. On Monday Mr. Obama accelerated the timetable in his war on coal, with new EPA regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 32% below 2005 levels by 2030. The White House openly admits that the goal is to use much less coal and force utilities to consume far costlier and less reliable "renewable" electric power. Whether these feel-good regulations imposed on America's domestic industries will impact global carbon emissions and climate...
  • Trump: Shut Down the Government Over Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 7:05:00 AM PDT · by LS · 76 replies
    Twitter: @TheHill ^ | 8/4/2015 | The Hill
    Donald Trump says that he supports shutting down the government to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of a series of controversial undercover videos of organization officials. The Republican presidential contender was asked on The Hugh Hewitt show Monday night if he supported the move. "Well I can tell you this: I would," Trump replied. Planned Parenthood has been under attack from Republicans over videos that show officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue for medical research. The pro-abortion rights group argues the videos have been heavily edited and are misleading, and that it only accepts compensation to cover expenses....
  • Mitch McConnell Must Never Be Elected Again

    08/04/2015 7:02:21 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 15 replies ^ | 8/3/2015 | Bill S (Diary)
    The ringleader of GOP Failure Theater is accessory to mass infanticide and must be purged from office Let me prefix my next few sentences by pointing out: I am not the executive editor of Redstate and I cannot unilaterally set or change policy for this site. So what I write here is simply my own personal opinion and not necessarily that of this station or its leadership. After today’s latest episode of McConnell-sponsored GOP Failure Theater, there is only one conclusion to draw: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% must never be re-elected to office. I do not care if it’s...
  • Fifth Planned Parenthood video to be released

    08/04/2015 7:00:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    A fifth video from an anti-abortion group that has published recordings of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the transfer and price of fetal tissue is being released Tuesday, according to the group. The Center for Medical Progress’s David Daleiden said Tuesday morning that the latest video to be released would be similar to the first four, which have led to a defunding fight over Planned Parenthood. “Perhaps it's going to be even more shocking,” Daleiden said on CNN's “New Day,” adding, “You're going to see evidence in it of how Planned Parenthood is willing to sell fully in-tact fetuses to buyers...
  • Cruz Ready for Next Debt Limit Debate

    08/04/2015 6:55:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 8/4/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    Remember what happened the last time Congress acted to raise the debt limit? Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, certainly does. The 2016 presidential hopeful found himself right in the middle, stopping a February 2014 effort to allow the Senate to vote on a debt ceiling measure with a simple majority. “In the last debt ceiling fight, when I raised my hand and objected to leadership’s request to make it easier for President Obama to add trillions in debt with no spending reforms, what I said is ‘Listen, I spent two years telling 27 million Texans if you elect me, I will...
  • Where Does Such Cruelty Come from in a Culture That Prizes Kindness?

    08/04/2015 6:55:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-03-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where Does Such Cruelty Come from in a Culture That Prizes Kindness? Msgr. Charles Pope • August 3, 2015 • What are we to make of cruelty in our culture? At one level, there is demonstrably less cruelty on a daily basis. Many hundreds of years ago, before the emergence of a common civil law, settled governments, and national boundaries, villages were often overrun by roving bands of plunderers or the armies of nearby towns. Feudal lords or landed families were either venting grievances or seeking to increase their territory. City-states had high walls, moats, and embattlements for a reason....
  • Open Borders Dem. Gutierrez Calls murder of Kate Steinle by Illegal "A Little Thing That Happened"

    08/04/2015 6:49:52 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 17 replies ^ | 8/3/2015 | Jim Hoft
    SICK! Open Borders Democrat Gutierrez Calls Murder of Kate Steinle by an Illegal a “Little Thing That Happened” (VIDEO) Kate Steinle was murdered by an illegal alien in the sanctuary city of San Francisco. She died in her father’s arms. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez The Obama administration never called the family to offer condolences. Chicago Democrat and open borders advocate Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) told Spanish channel Telemundo the murder of Kate Steinle by a criminal illegal alien was “a little thing” that happened. Via NewsBusters: The mothers of children murdered by illegals want Rep. Gutierrez censored for his outrageous comments....
  • Tech industry's persistent claim of worker shortage may be phony

    08/04/2015 6:44:35 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 39 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 1, 2015 | Michael Hiltzik
    [...] Yet many studies suggest that the STEM shortage is a myth. In computer science and engineering, says Hal Salzman, an expert on technology education at Rutgers, "the supply of graduates is substantially larger than the demand for them in industry." Qualcomm is not the only high-tech company to be aggressively downsizing. The computer industry, led by Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft, cut nearly 60,000 jobs last year, according to the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. The electronics industry pared an additional 20,000 positions. [...] As we've reported, the majority of H-1B visas go not to marquee high-tech companies such as...
  • Funding the Mullahs' Execution Spree

    08/04/2015 6:43:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies ^ | Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
    How the Obama administration is facilitating Iran's unprecedented killing binge. President Obama is determined to defend the Islamic Republic as a legitimate government that should receive sanctions relief. He has even overstepped his constitutional authority by signing the nuclear deal (a treaty) in the United Nations Security Council without getting the two-third vote of the Senate. He did not give Congress time to review the nuclear deal as he previously promised. The Obama administration is advocating for a regime that has been on an execution spree on an unprecedented level, according to Amnesty International's latest report. Since the beginning of...
  • Clinton: 'I'm proud to stand with Planned Parenthood' [Jude]

    08/04/2015 6:42:11 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/4/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton came out swinging against Republican rivals Jeb Bush and Scott Walker for their opposition to Planned Parenthood, saying the two want to defund the organization and that's tantamount to an attack on women. And she also doubled down on her support for the organization, despite revelations over the last few weeks reported by WND that show some may be tied to sales of baby parts, and said bluntly: I still support Planned Parenthood. "Republicans like Scott Walker and Jeb Bush are calling to defund Planned Parenthood, the country's leading provider or reproductive health care,...
  • Legal and Academic Equality Nonsense

    08/04/2015 6:41:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | Walter Williams
    The left's fruitless obsession with eliminating "racial disparities." A particular act or policy might not have a discriminatory intent, but that doesn't let you off the hook. If it has a disproportionately negative impact on so-called protected classes, it is said to have a disparate impact and risks being prohibited by law. The uninformed assumption made by judges, lawyers and academics is that but for the fact of racial and sex discrimination, we all would be distributed across occupations, educational backgrounds and other socio-economic characteristics according to our percentages in the population. Such a vision is absolute nonsense. There is...
  • Move to remove Boehner grows and may have the votes

    08/04/2015 6:40:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    If you, as will most people, just glance at the Elite Media's reporting of Rep. Mark Meadows move to oust John Boehner as Speaker you probably think he is a delusional nutcase and that the move has no chance of passing. Well, think again. reports that the reason the Meadows' resolution was not put on the floor for a vote was simply because they were not sure they had the votes to defeat it, meaning that they were afraid the resolution had enough votes to remove Boehner and declare the Speakership vacant. So they recessed for the summer. Here's...
  • Why Trump is leading the pack.

    08/04/2015 6:40:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Do We Need the Right Leaders, or the Right People? Most of the Republicans attacking Donald Trump are missing the real significance of the Donald and his popularity. A lot of Republicans and independents don’t like establishment Republicans. They see them as an entitled elite that talks big but then compromises their principles in order to serve the interests of big business and to get along with their fellow social elites in the other party. They look at a Republican Congress’s record so far and see very little legislative pushback against an arrogant, lawless Progressive administration under which the federal...
  • IRS Head Weighs In On Same-Sex Marriage, Nonprofit Status of Religious Colleges

    08/04/2015 6:37:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    John Koskinen, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, told a Senate committee that he would not take the initiative to revoke the nonprofit status of religious colleges that oppose same-sex marriage, but left the door open for such revocations in the future. "We see no basis for changing our examination criteria as a result of this Supreme Court case," he said, referring to the June 26 decision that struck down all state laws that recognized marriage as the union of a man and a woman. "If we ever did that, we would issue it for public comment," he added....
  • Happy Birthday Barry

    08/04/2015 6:37:39 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-4-2015 | MOTUS
    Happy Birthday Barry! Just 54 and you already have a legacy unlike any other American president in history! And I see you gave yourself a birthday present yesterday, with the swipe of your pen.Barry’s Big New Dump TrucksFinally, the end of the dirty coal era! If only your Mommy had let you play with trucks like other little boys, we might not be dealing with this now.Oh well, it is what it is, as they say. Anyway, I made you a special coal cupcake for your birthday.I wouldn’t eat it though, I’m not sure where it’s carbon footprint has been. You...
  • Secretary Clinton, Answer The Question

    08/04/2015 6:36:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08 | Chris Christie
    Hi, this is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. I saw a video today from Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that is truly disturbing. In trying to address the current controversy on whether there should be federal funding for Planned Parenthood Clinics, Secretary Clinton says that Republicans are against funding for women’s healthcare. Well nothing could be further from the truth and let me use my state, New Jersey, as an example. We generously fund federally qualified health clinics throughout New Jersey, which provides excellent care for women and men in our state who need it. Everything from cancer screenings...
  • U.S. Pays Black Comedian to Deliver Anti-White Racist Tirade at Fed Agency

    08/04/2015 6:34:19 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    JudicialWatch ^ | AUGUST 03, 2015
    The U.S. government paid a controversial civil rights activist/comedian to deliver an anti-white racist tirade at a major federal agency during Black History month and Judicial Watch has obtained the disturbing transcript of the offensive political rant.
  • How your smartphone's battery life can be used to invade your privacy

    08/04/2015 6:33:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 4 August 2015 | Alex Hern
    How your smartphone's battery life can be used to invade your privacy A group of researchers have demonstrated how to track users with nothing more than their remaining battery power, which could compromise privacy Alex Hern Tuesday 4 August 2015 08.18 BST A little-known feature of the HTML5 specification means that websites can find out how much battery power a visitor has left on their laptop or smartphone – and now, security researchers have warned that that information can be used to track browsers online. The battery status API is currently supported in the Firefox, Opera and Chrome browsers, and...
  • Debate Advice for a Front Runner

    08/04/2015 6:31:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | G. Murphy Donovan
    The Republican establishment is perplexed. Democrats are distraught. A liberal Media is having a hissy fit. Indeed, all of the usual whiners are groping for explanations. Even FOX News is stammering and sputtering for clarity. Going into the first debate of the 2016 presidential season, the American electorate seems to have awoken from its usual bovine apathy to shout, "Enough!" *snip* Both sides of the establishment and the Media seem to be terrified by the prospect of a president who is not a lawyer, not a professional politician, and not a POTUS controlled by special interests. Apparently Donald Trump might...