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  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder: 'Not a Religious Act, Race-Related'

    09/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alton Nolen, the Muslim convert who recently beheaded an innocent coworker at a Vaughan's Food factory, was charged with three felony counts this morning at a Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Oklahoma. Nolen faces one count of first degree murder, one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and a final count of assault with a deadly weapon. At a press conference this morning, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said that the gruesome attack was race-related and not a religious act, but he did admit that Nolen was infatuated with beheadings, which was evident from his facebook...
  • WATCH: Iraqi TV satire features Satan and his Jewish bride giving birth to Islamic State

    09/30/2014 9:40:45 PM PDT · by smokingfrog
    Haaretz ^ | 9-30-14 | by Haaretz
    Fighting fire with satire seems to be the approach of Iraqi state television in producing a comedy series aimed to make fun of, and reduce people's fear of, Islamic State. But the trailer for the "State of Superstition" program caused enough controversy to prompt the producers to reshoot it, reports say. In light of Islamic State's massive show of violence through its videos of beheadings, the show was designed to "remove this phobia that has taken root in a lot of people’s minds," the program's chief supervisor, Thaer Jiyad, told AFP. The trailer for the show involves a cowboy, who...
  • AWOL Afghans Exploited Security Breakdown

    09/30/2014 9:31:07 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 2 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 1, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don’t. The Pentagon, State Department and Department of Homeland Security would like this story to be over and done. (Just like they wanted the White House “fence-jumper” story to be buried. But then we found out he didn’t just jump the fence; he also overpowered a Secret Service agent, burst through the halls and invaded the East Room wielding a knife.)
  • Zombies attack Oakdale train

    09/30/2014 9:27:53 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | 9-29-44 | Nan Austin
    OAKDALE — The lurching gait, an unfocused glare out of black-rimmed eyes, growls from behind bared teeth – the zombie advanced, the undead unleashed among the living. Laser rifles crackled to life. Cellphones whipped into view. Her prey drew back against the rail-car walls. Grins and shrieks followed the creature’s every move until the train doctor intervened, snapping on a neck harness and leading her away from the crowd. This was the thrill riders came for, had driven hours for, shelled out $35 to $50 for, on the early Oakdale Zombie Train on Saturday. “I was looking for a dinner...
  • Kasparov: Putin 'the most dangerous man' in the world & a bigger threat to U.S. than Islamic State

    09/30/2014 9:20:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bianna Golodryga
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to today. In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, Kasparov outlined his reasons for believing that Putin should be what keeps the world up at night. He chided President Barack Obama for being too late in addressing Putin's aggression in Ukraine — ultimately annexing...
  • U.S. Plans to Send Over 2,000 Troops to Kuwait [Marines]

    09/30/2014 9:13:44 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Tele Sur ^ | 1 October 2014
    The exact timing or locations of the deployment is unclear, but will happen some time next year. The United States Marine Corps will send 2,100 troops to Kuwait as part of a new special unit designed to respond to crises in the region, a mission that officials claim was planned before the U.S. began conducting air strikes in the region. The new Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Central Command will be deployed in Kuwait to conduct what it calls “theater sustainment missions,” according to Brigadier General John Love, according to news reports on Monday. It will also be equipped...
  • Obama, Two Weeks Ago: 'Chances of an Ebola Outbreak Here ... Extremely Low'

    09/30/2014 9:11:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/3o/14 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama, addressing the ebola outbreak September 16, 2014 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta: First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our...
  • Fox News Nabs Historic Cable Ratings Victory

    09/30/2014 9:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael O'Connell
    FNC celebrates a quarter with the most-watched primetime across the cable dial, while MSNBC slides below CNN in the demo. No one would say the summer of 2014 suffered any shortage of breaking news. From the crisis in Ferguson, Mo., to the cultural impact of Robin Williams' and Joan Rivers' sudden deaths and all the way up to recent round-the-clock coverage of U.S. strikes on ISIS, cable news has been heavily occupied. The last three months have been so big, Fox News Channel just clocked its first quarter with the most-watched primetime across all of cable in more than a...
  • Could the Black Death Actually Have Been an Ebola-like Virus?

    09/30/2014 9:04:16 PM PDT · by Marie · 31 replies
    nature.com ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Julia Paoli
    Things seem to be looking up for rats. After more than 500 years, rats may be off the hook for causing the Black Death, the horrible plague that claimed up to 60% of the European population. In virtually every textbook the Bubonic Plague, which is spread by flea-ridden rats, is named as the culprit behind the chaos. But mounting evidence suggests that an Ebola-like virus was the actual cause of the Black Death and the sporadic outbreaks that occurred in the following 300 years. At the forefront of this theory are two researchers from the University of Liverpool, Dr. Christopher...
  • Globe in Hong Kong: Protest of Politeness dares Beijing to respond

    09/30/2014 9:03:44 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Tuesday, Sep. 30 2014, 9:10 PM EDT | Nathan VanderKlippe
    “Hong Kong has picked up the baton and is leading the pro-democracy movement of China now,” said Rose Tang, who was among the student leaders in 1989. “Hong Kong is becoming the catalyst to kick-start the end of an era – the Chinese communist’s one-party dictatorship.” [....] What has been called the Umbrella Revolution could as well be dubbed the Protest of Politeness, amid a burgeoning of ideological optimism in a city normally defined by its conservative dedication to the making of fortunes.
  • Turkey nears intervention in Syria, Iraq

    09/30/2014 9:00:47 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    WP via Herald Net ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8:13 p.m | Erin Cunningham and Karen DeYoung
    BAGHDAD — Turkey’s government edged closer Tuesday to direct intervention in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, bolstering security along its border with Syria and asking parliament to authorize sending troops to the two war-ravaged countries. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters the proposal sent to parliament would include a wide range of options, including opening Turkish bases to foreign troops and deploying soldiers to establish safe zones for refugees inside Syria. The government wants the motion to be broad enough to avoid needing another parliamentary mandate for military action, he said. The motion is to be voted on...
  • Even if the Attempts to Stop the Spread Ebola are successful,

    09/30/2014 9:00:26 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 8 replies
    Shel Silverstein ^ | 9-30-14 | self
    YOU'RE STILL GONNA DIE So you're takin' better care of your body Becoming more aware of your body. Responding to your body's needs. Everything you hear and read about diets, Nutrition and sleeping position and detoxifying your system, And buying machines that they advertise to help you exercise. Herbs to revitalize you if you're traumatized. Soaps that will sanitize. Sprays to deordorize. Liquid to neutralize acids and pesticides. Free weights to maximize your strength and muscle size. Shots that will immunize. Pills to re-energize you. But remember that for all your pain and gain Eventually the story ends the same......
  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    09/30/2014 9:00:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 30, 2014 | DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGAARD
    The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa
  • Joel Osteen or Fortune Cookie?

    09/30/2014 8:53:32 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies
    Challies.com ^ | May 12, 2010 | Tim Challies
    he other day I ate some rather extraordinary Thai food for lunch and, on my way out, grabbed a fortune cookie. I cracked it open and read a silly little proverb meant to inspire, I suppose. I wish it had said “Brisk uphill walk after all-you-can-eat Thai is a bad idea.” Never mind. As I waddled my way home, regretting that last bowl of curry (so delicious…), I thought “This fortune sounds like something Joel Osteen would say.” And then it struck me—there is very little difference between Joel and those fortune cookies (except that the cookies are delicious, of...
  • 'Overkill’ alleged in Alameda fatal shooting by sheriff’s deputy

    09/30/2014 8:46:50 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 30, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    The mother of an alleged robber shot dead by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy during a botched holdup in Alameda filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday.
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    09/30/2014 8:42:53 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    KNPR ^ | Tue September 30, 2014 5:08 pm | Hansi Lo Wang
    Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years. But 45 percent of those who are eligible for DACA have not applied, and the cost may be holding some back. Immigrants have to pay a total of $465 to the Department of Homeland Security for fees related...
  • Elderly Woman Mauled by Dogs, Deputies Say

    09/30/2014 8:42:01 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 6 replies
    WLOS.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | none
    ETOWAH, N.C. -- A 79-year-old woman is in the hospital after she says she was attacked by three dogs as she worked in her yard. According to deputies, the attack happened Friday morning, after the dogs' shock collars for their invisible fence failed.
  • Nigeria’s Actions Seem to Contain Ebola Outbreak

    09/30/2014 8:38:17 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 30, 2014 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    With quick and coordinated action by some of its top doctors, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, appears to have contained its first Ebola outbreak, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. As the epidemic rages out of control in three nations only a few hundred miles away, Nigeria is the only country to have beaten back an outbreak with the potential to harm many victims in a city with vast, teeming slums. “For those who say it’s hopeless, this is an antidote — you can control Ebola,” said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the C.D.C....
  • Iran to give military grant to Lebanese army

    09/30/2014 8:26:38 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | September/30/2014
    Iran is to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army, the head of Iran's national security council said on Sept. 30, boosting security forces that are already backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Lebanase Army has been stepping up efforts to prevent Sunni Muslim fighters from Syria entering Lebanese border towns. Last month, the northern town of Arsal was the scene of the deadliest spillover of fighting in the three-year-old civil war in Syria. The rise of hardline militants in Syria such as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) presents a shared foe for...
  • U.S. about to pass Saudi Arabia as largest liquid petroleum producer

    09/30/2014 8:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bruce McQuain
    The Financial Times [subscription] is reporting that the US is poised to become the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum (oil and natural gas liquids): US production of oil and related liquids such as ethane and propane was neck-and-neck with Saudi Arabia in June and again in August at about 11.5m barrels a day, according to the International Energy Agency, the watchdog backed by rich countries. With US production continuing to boom, its output is set to exceed Saudi Arabia’s this month or next for the first time since 1991. [...] Rising oil and gas production has caused the US...
  • Woman saves three relatives from Ebola

    09/30/2014 8:26:33 PM PDT · by heartwood · 7 replies
    CNN Health ^ | 9/26/2014 | Elizabeth Cohen
    (CNN) -- It can be exhausting nursing a child through a nasty bout with the flu, so imagine how 22-year-old Fatu Kekula felt nursing her entire family through Ebola. Her father. Her mother. Her sister. Her cousin. Fatu took care of them all, single-handedly feeding them, cleaning them and giving them medications. And she did so with remarkable success. Three out of her four patients survived. That's a 25% death rate -- considerably better than the estimated Ebola death rate of 70%. Fatu stayed healthy, which is noteworthy considering that more than 300 health care workers have become infected with...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2014

    09/30/2014 8:24:10 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 13 replies
    October 1, 2014 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Ebola and Taking Temperatures with Forehead Thermometers

    09/30/2014 8:18:49 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 27 replies
    self | Sept.30,014 | FR_Addict
    To check for Ebola in airports, they are taking temperatures using forehead thermometers. It seems to me all someone would have to do is use a paper towel and put cool water on the forehead just before the temperature is taken.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,10-01-14, M,St. Thérčse ofthe Child Jesus,Virgin &Doctor/Church

    09/30/2014 8:10:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 1, 2014Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Jb 9:1-12, 14-16 Job answered his friends and said: I know well that it is so;but how can a man be justified before God?Should one wish to contend with him,he could not answer him once in a thousand times.God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;who has withstood him and remained unscathed? He removes the mountains before they know it;he overturns them in his anger.He shakes the earth out of its place,and the pillars beneath it tremble.He commands the...
  • Nascar SCS Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday October 5 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/30/2014 8:06:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 8 replies
  • Welcome To America: Treating Ebola Like An Illegal Immigrant!

    09/30/2014 8:03:03 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 26 replies
    Self | 1/30/14 | Self
    President Obama has finally achieved what he has so long desired: a domestic case of diagnosed Ebola. It is common knowledge that Mr. Hussein despises America’s heritage and blames foreign imperialism for centuries of African poverty, exploitation and disease. How better to exact retribution, his spiteful and divisive agenda, than by dismantling our economy, empowering radical Islamic regimes with billions in aid, and now by bringing America to the precipice of an Ebola epidemic? It is absolutely criminal, a clear dereliction of duty, to allow illegal immigrants – including possible terrorist agents – to cross our border with impunity and...
  • PD: Mom drove with baby in trunk to avoid ticket for not having a car seat

    09/30/2014 7:55:12 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 34 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | 09/29/2014 | AP
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - One mom faces child abuse charges after police found her 5-month-old child in her vehicle's trunk during a traffic stop.
  • Catholic College Decides to Cover Abortions in Healthcare Plan

    09/30/2014 7:55:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 9/30/14
    University announces it will comply with new state regulationLoyola Marymount University in Los Angeles is complying with a State of California mandate to include abortion in the medical services its insurance policy covers, Live Action News reported. The decision came in the wake of a directive from the director of the state’s Department of Managed Healthcare, Michelle Rouillard. Los Angeles Loyolan, the campus newspaper, reported on Saturday that LMU’s insurance will cover faculty and staff for elective abortions effective from August 22 to the end of the policy period. “The news was confirmed in an email sent to faculty and...
  • Former KISS songwriter busted on five counts of child pornography after authorities...

    09/30/2014 7:48:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    mail online ^ | Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Former KISS songwriter busted on five counts of child pornography after authorities 'tracked images to his computer' A South Carolina guitarist and former KISS songwriter was arrested and charged with child pornography on Friday. Stephen A. Coronel, 63, of Bluffton, former member of Wicked Lester -- the rock and roll band that preceded KISS -- was arrested for 'sexual exploitation of a minor,' according to a Beaufort County arrest report. Authorities say that Coronel was arrested with five counts of the sexual exploitation after a search of his Plantation Point apartment. Sgt. Robin McIntosh of the Beaufort County...
  • Ebola May Infect Earth's Entire Population by December 1, 2015; 50-75% Fatal

    09/30/2014 7:40:47 PM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 67 replies
    self | 2014-09-30 | UBSOTOS
    Here is the math: Ebola had infected about 4000 known cases by 2014-09-16. Incubation up to 21 days. Rate of new infections during incubation period: R2.0 (i.e. roughly doubling) Population of earth: ~7.2 billion Number of doublings from initial ~4000 to ~8 billion: 21 21 X 21 days = 441 days from September 16, 2014 = December 1, 2015
  • Alleged Bucks County gay bashers have December court date

    The three Bucks County residents arrested earlier this month for allegedly attacking two gay men in Center City will have a joint preliminary hearing on Dec. 16, a judge ruled Tuesday. Following that hearing, a judge will determine if there is enough evidence to warrant a trial. The defendants - Kathryn Knott, 24, Philip Williams, 24, and Kevin Harrigan, 26 - were excused from having to appear at the status hearing by agreement with the District Attorney's Office. But attorneys for Knott, of Southampton, and Harrigan, of Warrington, said their clients are not gay-bashers. Williams did not utter any homophobic...
  • Parents of 9-year-old boy with special needs who died weighing 17 pounds and was....

    09/30/2014 7:39:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    mail online ^ | Chris Spargo for MailOnline
    Parents of 9-year-old boy with special needs who died weighing 17 pounds and was found locked in his 'feces-covered room' are charged with murder A husband and wife have been charged in the death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found in a 'feces-covered room' in their home this past August. Police filed criminal homicide charges earlier today against Kimberly A. Tutko and Jarrod N. Tutko Sr., of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, saying their neglect caused the death of their son Jarrod Jr. Jarrod Jr., who was diagnosed with Fragile X syndrome as an infant, weighed just 17 pounds at...
  • UKRAINE: The Russians used against Ukrainians ammunition with ceramic fragments

    30.09.14 07:41 The Russians used against Ukrainians ammunition with ceramic fragments. It's scary-military surgeon During the fighting in Donbass Russian units and militants use against multiple launch rocket system of Ukrainian troops, using ammunition with ceramic fragments. It is reported THERE is NO censor. with reference to "Ukrinform". "To operate the wounded by shrapnel more difficult because often the x-ray does not see them in the tissues of the limbs, chest or abdomen. Delete the metal shard, and behind it you notice the ceramic, embedded in the meat-and it's scary, "-such impressions shared on Monday told a military surgeon on...
  • Gaming ObamaCare's Health Insurance Mandate For Fun And Profit

    09/30/2014 7:36:59 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 8-19-2004 | Merrill Matthews
    No insurance? No money? No want ObamaCare? No worries. You too can game ObamaCare’s mandate to buy health insurance. It’s easy, and it may even be in your financial self-interest.
  • Ebola Confirmed in America: Here’s What You Need To Do Right Now

    09/30/2014 7:35:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 42 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/30/14 | Daisy Luther
    What You Need Right Now Right now, before panic ensues, you need to ensure that you have everything you need to survive as though the world we know has ended. You need to be prepared to stay in your home for weeks, if not months. You need to be ready for a potential disruption of services. Best case scenario: You get these supplies, the outbreak never occurs, and you can dole them out into your regular usage or stash them with your prepper stockpile while snickering at the crazy preppers.
  • Maple Lake Couple Recovering after their Convertible Collides with Moose (MN)

    09/30/2014 7:34:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/30/14 | Jessica Miles
    A Maple Lake couple walked away from a major accident. Their convertible crashed into a moose. The accident happened on Highway 55 near a boat landing in Maple Lake Monday night Don and Terry O’Connor say the moose popped up right out of the cattails and slammed into the small convertible. “I’m just thankful to be alive,” Don said. “I just remember a great, big, brown something, some sort of animal, coming toward the windshield,” Terry remembered. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says moose of common up north, but it is very rare to see a moose in Maple...
  • Forget Ebola! Chikungunya Virus Creeping Into Southern United States

    09/30/2014 7:32:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Zachary Volkert
    Ebola panic has spread all the way to the United States, even though the possibility of it actually spreading across American shores is dismally low. People might be better off preparing for the chikungunya virus, which has been reported several times throughout the southern United States — including a third case recently reported in the Dallas area, according to CBS. Chikungunya virus has hit the hardest in the Central American and Caribbean countries of El Salvador and the Dominican Republican. Although exact number are unavailable for the Dominican, El Salvadorian officials are reporting that there are currently 30,000 cases...
  • CDC Refuses to Directly Answer If Ebola Patient a US Citizen

    09/30/2014 7:28:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep. 30, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesday during the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press conference, which confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden refused to directly answer if the man who traveled from Liberia to Texas earlier this month was a citizen of the Untied States.
  • Beheading is Against Islam, That’s Why Mohammed Owned a Sword Named “Cleaver of Vertebrae”

    09/30/2014 7:20:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | Sep. 30, 2014 | aniel Greenfield
    Can anyone name Moses or Jesus’ favorite swords? Mohammed though had a huge sword collection, a lot of them stolen from other people, because he was kind of a psycho. How much did Mohammed like his swords? He named them. And he liked them more than his wives or just about anything else. “The al-Rasub sword is one of the nine swords of the prophet Muhammad. It is said that the weapons of the house of the prophet Muhammad were kept among his family just like the Ark was kept with the Israelites.” Except the Ark contained the word of...
  • John Carroll: America’s Bishop

    09/30/2014 7:18:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    CE.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | George J. Galloway
    John Carroll: America’s Bishop George J. GallowayWhen President James Madison asked for and received, by a narrow margin, a declaration of war against Great Britain in 1812, there was one man in the new republic who knew exactly what to do: John “Jackie” Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, an aging shepherd of a small and widely diverse flock, in a fledgling democracy about to enter into war against the greatest sea power on earth, got on his knees and dedicated America to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.This year, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore. For the...
  • Romney on 2016: “We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race. We’ll see what happens.”

    09/30/2014 7:17:36 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 60 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 30, 2014
    Scout’s honor: Not until today, having read the words of the man himself, have I sincerely believed he might run again. The RomneyWatch™ posts are fun to write but not because Mitt 2016 was a real thing — I thought. They were fun because it wasn’t a real thing. It was a way to collectively pretend-scare ourselves, like playing with a ouija board. Now, suddenly, I look down and the planchette is moving by itself. And it spells M-I-T-T. A recent column by the conservative pundit Byron York noted that Romney had kept in close contact with many of his...
  • CDC issues Ebola guidelines for U.S. funeral homes

    09/30/2014 7:13:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WGCL-TV ^ | September 30, 2014 | Jocelyn Connell
    ROSWELL, GA - CBS46 News has confirmed the Centers for Disease Control has issued guidelines to U.S. funeral homes on how to handle the remains of Ebola patients. If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines? The three-page list of recommendations include instructing funeral workers to wear protective equipment when dealing with the remains since Ebola can be transmitted in postmortem care. It also instructs to avoid autopsies and embalming. On Tuesday, the CDC confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, a patient...
  • California governor signs 'gun violence restraining order' law

    09/30/2014 7:06:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/30/2014 | Sharon Bernstein Reuters
    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation - the first such measure in the United States - was introduced after police in Isla Vista near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family.
  • SCOTUS blocks extended early voting options in Ohio

    09/30/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This will certainly go down as one of the last minute, whistle beating acts of the Supreme Court. Very nearly on the eve of the recently extended – and highly contentious – early voting period in Ohio, the Supreme Court has delivered a 5-4 decision overturning a lower court’s ruling and forcing the state to file a new petition if they want the case heard. SCOTUSblog has the details. With just sixteen hours before polling stations were to open in Ohio, the Supreme Court on Monday afternoon blocked voters from beginning tomorrow to cast their ballots in this year’s general...
  • Name That Operation?

    09/30/2014 6:52:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Normally, when a President orders the military into action, the White House gives the operation a name to reference for the duration. Operation Desert Shield turned into Operation Desert Storm when George H. W. Bush shifted from deterrence to offense when Saddam Hussein refused to pull out of Kuwait. The operational name for the 2003 invasion ordered by George W. Bush was called Operation Iraqi Freedom, paralleling the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan’s Operation Enduring Freedom after the 9/11 attacks. Bill Clinton named the brief 1998 missile attack on Iraq Operation Desert Fox. That operation lasted all of four days, but...
  • Container Park Reaches Capacity With Addition Of Three New Businesses (Mall of storage containers)

    09/30/2014 6:42:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KNPR-TV ^ | September 3, 2014 | Marie Andrusewicz
    Thinking of opening a business at Container Park? Well, you’re too late. Beginning this month, the downtown shopping and dining center is officially at capacity as Kappa Toys, Blowout Dollhouse and Perch round out the dining and retail offerings. Choosing vendors for the Container Park was not just about filling space, but rather curating the right types of stores, Doug McPhail, retail operations director for the Downtown Project told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Having the perfect mix of businesses was more important to us than rushing to put something in that we didn’t feel was right,” McPhail said of the...
  • Do you pack weeks ahead for a long trip.. Or wait until the last minute?

    09/30/2014 6:42:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 92 replies
    NR | 9/30/14 | Vanity
    In less than three weeks, we hit the airways and cruise the Asia waters and gateways not Asia, Singapore and Beijing... I haven't started packing. I am notorious for over-packing.. I may use foam inserts next time to fill the suitcase out and leave some of the stuff home. Anyone have any packing tips?
  • Local Gun Shop Says Sales Up Due to Firearm Safety Act

    09/30/2014 6:36:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - The Firearm Safety Act of 2013 is hitting its one-year mark in Maryland, and a local gun shop owner says sales have increased significantly since the law went into effect. Parker Bandy, owner of Antietam Firearms, said he knew it would take about a year for people to come around. "Now they accepted it, we're helping them get their HQL (handgun qualification license)," Bandy said. "We're helping them get what they seek, because what they're after is personal protection. That what we're all about here." Before getting a handgun license in Maryland, you now have to...
  • Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

    09/30/2014 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 30,2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Northeast, once the nation’s political engine that produced presidents, House speakers and Senate giants including the late Edward M. Kennedy, is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region, according to experts worried about the trend. The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South and the result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington. Critics blame rising taxes in states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut for limiting population growth in the Northeast to just 15 percent from 1983 to 2013, while the...
  • Vanity: AVG threat warning (constant pop-ups from AVG)

    09/30/2014 6:23:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    me | 9-30-14 | TZ
    I get threat:"Virus found Win32/Patched| object name: c\Windows\System32\rpcss.dll process name: C\Windows\Systems32\SearchProtocoHost.exe but when I try to remove the alleged threats, I get "file can't be removed because it's critical for operating system