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  • Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

    08/20/2014 8:45:47 AM PDT · by Covenantor
    Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola Monrovia - Security forces deployed on Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents. Liberia has the highest death toll of the four West African countries affected by the dreaded disease, and its number of cases is rising the fastest. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered the quarantine and imposed a night time curfew on Tuesday, saying that authorities have not been able to curtail the spread of Ebola in the face of defiance of...
  • In Iraq, Obama May Wind Up Vindicating Bush, Incriminating Himself

    08/20/2014 8:45:20 AM PDT · by yoe
    Human Events ^ | August 19, 2014
    Obama has turned a victory into a failure. Check it out: I am constantly amazed at the tendency of some to use the perspective of hindsight to condemn decisions of those who did not possess the supernatural gift of predictive prophecy at the time they made their decisions. So when a friend asked whether I believe that those who supported George W. Bush’s decision to attack Iraq should feel remorse, considering the chaos and genocide occurring there now, I said “no,” with some qualifications. I believe that Bush and his team based their decision to invade Iraq on the best...
  • Radio Station Claims Primary Witness Will Admit Michael Brown Charged Officer Darren Wilson

    08/20/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 3 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 08-19-2014 | Bob Owens
    Radio station KFNS-FM (100.7 FM, “The Viper”) of Troy, Missouri is reporting on its Facebook page a bombshell of a claim: ***BREAKING NEWS*** Remember, you saw it and heard it here first. We have heard (from a VERY connected national media source) that Ferguson officer Darren Wilson will be cleared in the shooting of Michael Brown. The key: Dorian Johnson has now admitted that Michael Brown attacked Officer Wilson and attempted to take his gun. OFFICER WILSON WILL NOT BE CHARGED! This is scary. When this news is made official, we all have reason to be concerned about the reaction....
  • Nurses on Home Visits to Patients Told to Ask: Can We Kill You?

    08/20/2014 8:41:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 8/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Euthanasia. Rationing. Assisted Suicide. These are the kinds of concerns the pro-life community brought up when Congress pushed through Obamacare and government-run health care. These concerns are already becoming real in the Untied States, but a new story out of the United Kingdom should give Americans a hint as to what’s next.Nurses who are a part of in-home health care programs for the sick, elderly and disabled are coming forward to say they’ve been told to ask such patients not if they need medical help but if they need assistance in killing themselves.The nurses say patients are asked via a...
  • Family of Hamas military chief buried in Gaza

    08/20/2014 8:39:50 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    yahoo news uk ^ | 8-20-2014
    Several thousand mourners have joined the funeral procession for the wife and baby son of Hamas' military commander Mohammed Deif. Addressing the mourners, a young man passed on the condolences of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, and prayers were read for two other men who died earlier on Wednesday when a rocket hit their motorcycle in the northern town of Beit Lahiya.  Hamas said Israel had targeted Deif's house in airstrikes on Tuesday, which left his wife and child dead. Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson, reporting from Gaza, said "Locals here say it was struck by Israeli airstrikes at least five times on...
  • Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

    08/20/2014 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 7 replies
    news24 ^ | Aug 20, 2014
    Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer Kenema - It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers. The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials revealed to AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village of Sokoma. "She was claiming to have powers to heal Ebola. Cases from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment," Mohamed Vandi, the top medical official in the hard-hit district of Kenema, told AFP. "She got infected...
  • BREAKING: Mike Brown Autopsy “Expert” Is NOT A DOCTOR – Has Degree in NON-EXISTENT MEDICAL FIELD

    08/20/2014 8:30:26 AM PDT · by McGruff · 41 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Oh, good grief! The self-proclaimed expert who held a national press conference on the Mike Brown shooting is NOT A DOCTOR. He holds a degree in a NON-EXISTENT MEDICAL FIELD. Shawn Parcells, a forensic pathologist who assisted in the autopsy of Michael Brown points at an autopsy diagram showing where the gun shots hit Michael Brown as he speaks about the findings during a press conference at the Greater St. Marks Family Church on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Zimbio) Dr. Parcells introduced the “magic bullet” theory during the press conference on Monday in St. Louis. Now we know...
  • Poll: Voters Want Immigration 'Pause,' More Enforcement, Preference Given to US Workers(Blockbuster)

    A blockbuster new poll obtained by Breitbart News reveals that a majority of likely voters want to push the pause button on massive immigration, which allowed legal immigrants a chance to more fully assimilate while the middle class expanded as wages increased. As President Barack Obama considers giving more guest-worker permits to companies that have laid off American workers and granting temporary work permits and executive amnesty to millions of more illegal immigrants, a comprehensive survey found that a majority of likely voters want even fewer legal immigrants. The poll found that "half of Americans age 65 and over" and...
  • Curt Schilling Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Mouth Cancer ... Believes Chewing Tobacco Was the Cause

    08/20/2014 8:26:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 20, 2014 | Steve Silva
    Curt Schilling Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Mouth Cancer in February, Believes Chewing Tobacco Was the Cause Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN analyst, announced today during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon that he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma -- which is cancer in the mouth -- in February. "This all came about from a dog bite," Schilling said. "I got bitten by a dog and I had some damage to my finger and I went to see a doctor, and the day that I went to see the doctor, I was driving and I...
  • Famous Detective to Megyn Kelly: Michael Brown WAS the Attacker [WATCH]

    08/20/2014 8:25:52 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies
    Former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman spoke with Fox News host Megyn Kelly about the incident, giving his opinion on the matter, where he stated that he believed the evidence clearly indicates that Brown was the aggressor. “You can’t predict nor explain what people do on the street, especially in situations like this. Michael Brown from the onset of me reading and catching up on this story, he has appeared to be the aggressor from the very beginning. Whether at the robbery or the contact with the police officer, he appears to be the aggressor.” “The office didn’t even have a...
  • Seattle jihadi charged with two murders, suspect in third

    08/20/2014 8:25:30 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 08/20/2014 | Pamela Geller
    Only way down in this article do we learn that Brown is a jihadi, and no details are given. Here is the background: Ali Muhammad Brown was charged with executing two gay men in Seattle. Brown was previously prosecuted federally following an FBI probe into an Islamic group suspected of supporting jihadists overseas. This devout Muslim is also a registered sex offender for crimes against a 6-year-old girl, the same age as Aisha when Muhammad married her. He was previously prosecuted as part of a federal investigation into a sleeper cell thought by investigators to be linked to a terrorism...
  • Idea of an L.A. Voteria is gaining currency

    08/20/2014 8:24:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 20 Aug 2014 | Steve Lopez
    he proposal to enter L.A. voters into a cash prize lottery, for the sake of increasing turnout, is easy to attack on numerous fronts. My first reaction to last week's recommendation by the L.A. City Ethics Commission? Horror. Or maybe it wasn't horror so much as anger that anyone would come up with such a sad little gimmick. Throughout history, people have sacrificed their lives for the right to vote, and now we have to offer jackpots to shake people out of their laziness and apathy? "How DUMB!!!" one reader posted on the story by my colleague David Zahniser. "Really???!!!"...
  • Man, 21, fatally shot by police on Far South Side (Chicago)

    08/20/2014 8:19:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | Jeremy Gorner
    Man, 21, fatally shot by police on Far South Side By Jeremy Gorner A man on a bike was fatally shot by police on the Far South Side after he aimed a gun at officers, authorities said. A Calumet District tactical team had tried to stop the 21-year-old man for questioning as he rode a bicycle in the 13300 block of South Forrestville Avenue about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Someone had earlier called police about an armed man on a bike, according to a preliminary statement from the Chicago Police Department. Police: 21-year-old man fatally shot Pat Camden, spokesman...
  • Greenfield: What is Wrong with ISIS, is What is Wrong with Islam

    08/20/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 What is Wrong with ISIS, is What is Wrong with Islam Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Know your enemy. To know what ISIS is, we have to clear away the media myths about ISIS. ISIS is not a new phenomenon. Wahhabi armies have been attacking Iraq in order to wipe out Shiites for over two hundred years. One of the more notably brutal attacks took place during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson. That same year the Marine Corps saw action against the Barbary Pirates and West Point opened, but even Noam...
  • Target Reports Second Quarter 2014 Earnings (first rpt after NO GUN stance)

    08/20/2014 8:17:55 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 10 replies
    Target Inc. ^ | 20 AUG 14 | Target, Inc.
    MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2014-- Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today reported second quarter Adjusted earnings per share1 of $0.78, a decrease of 20.6 percent from $0.98 per share in 2013, and GAAP earnings per share of $0.37. In addition to operating results, second quarter GAAP earnings per share reflect: Net pre-tax data breach expenses of $111 million, or (11) cents per share2; Pre-tax early debt retirement losses of $285 million, or (27) cents per share2; Pre-tax impairment losses on undeveloped U.S. land of $16 million, or (1) cent per share, and; A (1)-cent impact related to the reduction of the beneficial interest...
  • RNC Chair: Minority Outreach Must Be Full Time

    08/20/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 48 replies
    ap ^ | August 19, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy
    <p>A GOP effort to send hundreds of party workers into minority communities across the country will continue long after this year's midterm elections are over, the chairman of the Republican National Committee said Tuesday.</p> <p>"We need to be a year-round party," Reince Preibus said to a gathering of Georgia Republicans. "We need to be a party that is engaged full time in black, Hispanic and Asian communities. Not just once in a while, but all the time."</p>
  • Freeper Fun: Type a sentence that wouldn't have made sense 10 years ago ...

    08/20/2014 8:11:36 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 35 replies
    yelp ^ | Misc
    From Yelp: Google is evil, Apple is a monopoly, and Microsoft is the underdog Skype you later! I've got Angry Birds on my phone. I finally got my blu-ray to stream netflix! Can I see your gluten free menu? She keeps twittering me, so I friended her. I hope she's got Bluetooth." That's gonna go on youtube.
  • In dark moments, one does need a hint of laughter to stave off the insanity and depression.

    08/20/2014 8:05:31 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 8 2009 | R Wyatt
    Just wanted to lift the spirit of fellow freepers, if only for a moment.
  • Nixon cracks under pressure, will Holder help?

    08/20/2014 8:01:17 AM PDT · by McGruff · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/20/2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    A week into the racial unrest and riots in suburban St. Louis, Missouri’s white, Democratic governor, under pressure from members of his party for his response, veered sharply and called for the “vigorous prosecution” of a white police officer who shot a black man on August 9. After 10 days of muddled response, Jay Nixon appears to have chosen exactly the wrong moment to be bold...
  • Bible and Prayer in Schools

    08/20/2014 7:56:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 19, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    Imagine an ancient record—by far the most published book in humanity—quoted by Shakespeare (1,200 times) and Abraham Lincoln—a book that has inspired political movements and religious reformations and has literally changed the world time and again; imagine that book being rejected and banished from schools across America. That book is the Bible. holy bible in hotel The Bible and prayer in public schools were the topics of discussion at this week’s Family Research Council event. Dr. William Jeynes, a Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton and a Professor of Education at California State University in Long Beach, shared...
  • George W. Bush Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge, But Not How You’d Expect

    <p>Former President George W. Bush has taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, the internet craze sweeping social media in order to raise money and awareness for ALS.</p> <p>The challenge is on! Former President Bill Clinton, you have 24 hours to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge!</p>
  • The Great Racial Disconnect on Police

    08/20/2014 7:49:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, Rasmussen released a poll of Americans regarding the guilt or innocence of Officer Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot unarmed 18-year-old black man Michael Brown six times in Ferguson, Missouri. Those polls show that 57 percent of black adults think that Wilson should be found guilty of murder; 56 percent of whites, by contrast, are undecided on the matter. The latter position is the correct one. Witnesses, including one Dorian Johnson, claim that Brown was pulled over by Wilson, attacked by him and pulled into the car, ran, stopped when told to freeze by Wilson, held...
  • Congrats To Texas Dems For Turning Rosemary Lehmberg’s Drunk-Driving Conviction Into National News

    08/20/2014 7:46:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/19/14 | Jim Treacher
    Indicting Rick Perry seemed like a good idea at the time. After all, he’s a Republican who might run for president in 2016! But now he’s fighting back… with Rosemary Lehmberg’s help. Have fun, lefties. Keep defending this hostile, hypocritical, corrupt Democratic Party hack, and we’ll keep reminding everybody what this is all about.
  • Hamas Confirms: Mohammed Deif is Still Alive

    08/20/2014 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Ari Soffer
    Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri has said that the elusive head of the terror group's "military wing", Mohammed Deif, is still "alive and well" despite an IDF assassination attempt which killed his wife and son. "The occupation will pay for its crimes against the Palestinian people," declared Abu-Zuhri, who added a chilling warning to the people of southern Israel. "The residents of the Gaza periphery will return to their homes only by the decision of the commander Mohammed Deif and one Israeli commitment to stop the aggression and lift the siege," he threatened. Adding to the threats, Hamas spokesperson Fawzi...
  • Atheists Try Interception on Intercession

    08/20/2014 7:45:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 18, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    Plenty of football players exercise on Chestatee High School’s field — it’s the exercising of their faith that atheists object to! Georgia locals found that out the hard way when the bullies at the American Humanist Association lined up against the team’s posters and prayers. In a move that’s almost comical, the national group sent an undercover photographer to practices and games, hoping to catch the team in an act of blatant religiosity. “We have received reports,” AHA insisted, “that CHS coaches have joined players in prayer while standing in a circle, hands interlocked.” Gasp! football team prayer The organization’s...
  • Field Poll: Obamacare support in California grows

    08/20/2014 7:39:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 20, 2014 | BY BERNARD J. WOLFSON
    California voters, who have always favored the Affordable Care Act by a large majority, now support it more strongly than ever, according to an opinion survey published Tuesday. A new Field Poll, conducted from late June to mid-July, shows that 56 percent of registered voters in the state favor the health reform law, also known as Obamacare, while 35 percent are opposed. The poll, sponsored by the California Wellness Foundation, was based on telephone interviews conducted from June 26 to July 19 – in seven languages – with 1,535 registered voters.
  • US Companies Can't Protect Citizens? Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5 Million Patients Info

    08/20/2014 7:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2014 | BY SAMUEL SMITH
    One of America's largest hospital chains is the latest to fall victim to a group of sophisticated Chinese hackers who compromised 4.5 million patients' data including social security numbers in April and June. The cyber attack is the largest ever reported by a U.S. health care company and should serve as a warning to get more private companies to take their cyber protection more seriously. "Many companies are instituting anti-malware controls to detect malware prior to infection," said Kroll Cyber Investigations Managing Director Timothy P. Ryan in an email interview with The Christian Post. "Other companies are incorporating more robust...
  • Ukraine conflict is draining economy, hampering reforms: PM Yatseniuk

    08/20/2014 7:35:13 AM PDT · by McGruff · 9 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 8/20/2014 | Natalia Zinets
    Ukraine's conflict with separatist rebels is draining the economy by the day and hampering efforts to implement reforms as required by an IMF bailout programme, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday. According to the terms of a $17 billion International Monetary Fund loan package, Ukraine must implement set reforms, but the country, which is virtually bankrupt and running wide external deficits, has had to divert substantial funds in its fight to contain the pro-Russia insurgency.
  • The Ferguson Fix Is In

    08/20/2014 7:33:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    As mass hysteria over the fatal shooting of a Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown grips the progressive movement, President Obama is sending the most divisive, corrupt race-baiter in his cabinet to the riot-torn St. Louis suburb where the suspect died. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has single-mindedly focused on converting the Department of Justice into a racial grievance incubator, is scheduled to visit Ferguson, Mo., today in an appearance billed as an attempt to restore calm to a community that has erupted in almost daily violence since Brown, a young black man, was shot Aug. 9 by a police...
  • Obama Administration "Appalled"

    08/20/2014 7:32:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Late yesterday news broke that the terrorist group ISIS beheaded American photojournalist James Wright Foley and issued a challenge directly to President Obama. ISIS has also threatened to execute American journalist Steven Sotloff, who is still in their custody. When news broke last night, President Obama was on his way back to Martha's Vineyard. In a statement this morning, the Obama administration has said that "if" Foley was killed then they are "appalled." More from the Washington Examiner: “If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family...
  • Beaten to Death at McDonald’s: A racial attack the media chose to ignore.

    08/20/2014 7:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | David Paulin
    It had seemed to the four clean-cut college freshman that night like a typical McDonald’s: spanking clean, well-lighted, and safe. It was in a good neighborhood too, right next to Texas A&M University in College Station – a campus known for its friendly atmosphere and official down-home greeting: “howdy” Out on a double date, the two couples pulled into the parking lot of so-called “University McDonald’s” shortly after 2 a.m. that Sunday – and beheld a scene unlike anything portrayed in all those wholesome McDonald’s television commercials. Before them, hundreds of young black males were loitering about, some without shirts.Other...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Chicago voters split on luring Obama library

    08/20/2014 7:30:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 20, 2014 | By Kim Geiger
    Voters in the city that launched President Barack Obama's political career are split over whether to put tax dollars into luring his presidential library to Chicago. Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll — 47 percent — said they favored the idea of using tax money to attract or build the library, while 45 percent said they opposed it and 8 percent were undecided. There was a gap along racial lines: 61 percent of black voters polled were in support and 60 percent of white voters opposed. The survey was taken as the Barack Obama Foundation...
  • James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head

    08/20/2014 7:27:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed.Any human life lost is tragic, but a moral individual would have much more empathy for the Syrian Christians who suffered at the hands of Foley’s favorite Jihadists than one of their pet propagandists. Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government.He cheered on the Sunni Muslim terrorists fighting to ethnically cleanse the Christians of Aleppo. In the conflict...
  • Weak Sauce: Obama White House 'Appalled' By ISIS Beheading of Journalist

    08/20/2014 7:26:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Appalled"? Really? Gee, why didn't President Obama go all out and announce that he was "dismayed" by the ISIS beheading of an American journalist. Was "appalled" really the strongest reaction this administration could muster? Apparently, yes. Here was the White House statement: "we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist, and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends." Let's try out a statement that an American president who truly represented our nation's values and interests might have issued: "The search is underway for those who were behind these evil acts. I have directed...
  • Taylor Swift's New Music Video Attacked as Racist

    08/20/2014 7:25:51 AM PDT · by Bratch · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | John Nolte
    Taylor Swift's New Music Video Attacked as RacistTaylor Swift's new music video, "Shake It Off," is being attacked as racist. While it's obvious to anyone without a chip on their shoulder that throughout the video Swift is paying goofy tribute to iconic music videos over the decades (Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears included), that doesn't matter to a number of America's racial grifters who would no doubt complain if Swift had excluded hip hop.
  • Several Perry Grand Jurors Broke the Law to Explain Why They Think Perry Broke the Law

    08/20/2014 7:25:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/20/2014 | Bryan Preston
    By Texas law, grand jurors are not supposed to talk to the media about their cases.That did not stop several of the Gov. Perry grand jurors from breaking the law, specifically, talking to the Houston Chronicle. The jury, which met weekly for four months, “really tried to keep an open mind and come to a fair decision given all the testimony that we heard,” said Janna Bessin, one of the 12 Travis residents appointed to serve on the grand jury.“It’s too bad,” Bessin said, calling the criticism unfair. “But I guess that his side’s job – to really spin...
  • Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

    08/20/2014 7:24:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 20, 2014 | By Joe Brock
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa. The bulk of the cancellations are from Asia, which has had its own share of health crises, but visitors from the United States, Brazil and Europe have also scrapped their plans or delayed trips, they said. Besides tourism, Ebola fears are also hitting business travel and investment events in Africa, threatening the continent's image as a rising economic star.
  • Used tyres to clean up waters

    08/20/2014 7:19:45 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    yle.fi ^ | 8-20-2014
    New rules about to come into force could put an end to recycling discarded car tyres. The changes mean environmental specialists are now racing to find other ways to save thousands of tonnes of scrap rubber from going to waste. One potential deployment for the unused tyres could be water purification, with a technique that is currently being tested in Kitee, Eastern Finland. Every year, some 50,000 tonnes worth of used car tyres are withdrawn and sent to scrapyards -- where they are in fact put to good use. The rubber in the tyres is almost 100 percent recyclable, finding...
  • Have We learned Nothing in the 23 Years Since the Rodney King Riots?

    08/20/2014 7:13:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Barr
    It has been nearly a quarter of a century since the bloody “Rodney King” riots ripped through Los Angeles. In the years since those horrific events in 1991, police departments across the country have been faced with numerous racially-charged altercations – including many involving police shootings of civilian suspects. During that same time, American taxpayers at all levels of government have seen hundreds of billions of their dollars spent to improve law enforcement training, procedures, and equipment. But, have we learned anything? If what is unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri following the August 9th fatal shooting of unarmed, black teenager Michael...
  • The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare

    08/20/2014 7:09:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 54 replies
    CNS ^ | August 20, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau has not yet reported how many were on welfare in 2013 or the first two quarters of 2014. But the 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012, according to the Census Bureau, equaled 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time. When those receiving benefits from...
  • Immigrant children may get free legal help

    08/20/2014 7:07:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 20, 2014 | by Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross
    State Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking private law firms to provide free legal help to the wave of Central American children pouring into the state. Harris has called for a sit-down Wednesday in her San Francisco office with attorneys from a dozen firms, as well as with representatives of nonprofits, legal-aid groups and charities. The attorney general's office itself is legally barred from representing the youngsters, so Harris is using her "convening power" to pull together private help. The exact number of unaccompanied children showing up at the California border is hard to come by, but we're told that...
  • Let’s Be Honest, The Only Goal of Abortion is a Dead Baby

    08/20/2014 7:06:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/20/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    I wrote a couple of weeks ago about one of the major problems I have with the bodily autonomy argument: that it’s totally at odds with people’s real-life experiences with abortion. In keeping with that theme, here’s another issue I have with the bodily autonomy argument. If the bodily autonomy argument were genuine, abortion supporters would have no discomfort whatsoever with Melissa Ohden.Who’s Melissa Ohden? I’m so glad you asked.Melissa (above) is a public speaker who lives in Missouri with her husband and two daughters. And when she was 31 weeks old, she was born prematurely after an abortionist injected...
  • The Islamic Jihad Conquest Formula

    08/20/2014 7:05:12 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 24 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 20, 1014 | Matthew Bracken
    The Islamic Jihad Conquest Formula By Matthew Bracken August, 2014 Mohammed’s unchanging formula for conquest is time-proven; variations were also used in history by the invading Mongol hordes among others. Emissaries ride forward of their advancing armies, offering to spare the lives of the targeted population in return for their unconditional surrender and explicit submission to their new rulers. In the Islamic context this submission is exemplified by the fresh converts repeating the Shahada prayer before Muslim witnesses. There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger. The Shahada prayer is the first of the Five Pillars of...
  • Spike Lee Hopes 'Things Will Really Blow Up' if Ferguson Officer Is Acquitted

    08/20/2014 7:04:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 8/20/2014 | Tony Lee
    After a week of rioting and confrontations in Ferguson, Missouri, filmmaker Spike Lee said he hoped that "things will really blow up" if Officer Darren Wilson is tried and the people of Ferguson are unhappy with the verdict.
  • Missouri gov calls for 'vigorous prosecution' of Ferguson shooting case

    08/20/2014 7:04:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-20-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon drew criticism from his own Lt. Governor Tuesday when he said "a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued" in the shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown by white police Officer Darren Wilson in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. ****** "We have a responsibility," Nixon said, "to come together, and do everything we can to achieve justice for [Brown's] family." Nixon added that McCulloch and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had an obligation "to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly."
  • Should the grand jury that indicted governor Rick Perry be/have been a transparent grand jury?

    08/20/2014 7:02:17 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    8/20/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Should the grand jury have been transparent or secretive --- concerning the evidence presented by the district attorney, etcetera? Once again, we have a Travis County grand jury indicting yet another high-profile Republican. One was Tom Delay (then House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005) and now presidential aspirant Rick Perry, governor of Texas. The evidence that is presented is under the discretion of the district/prosecuting attorney. This attorney has strong control over the process and the room itself, and there is no one present to provide counter argument(s), and, finally, there is no judge present. If you are a...
  • Gun-grabber Bloomberg’s epic fail in Milwaukee

    08/20/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | David A. Clarke Jr.
    Billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg could learn a thing or two from the biblical story about an Israelite soldier named David, who went up against Goliath, a giant of a man and a powerful foe. Using just a sling and a stone, David brought Goliath down to his knees and destroyed him. Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, made a huge political miscalculation when he sauntered into my territory of Milwaukee County, Wis. — a solid-blue county that overwhelmingly votes Democrat — expecting an easy signature win for his failing crusade to disarm law-abiding Americans.
  • Professor Death: Peter Singer Says Criminals Should Have Euthanasia Option to Avoid Prison

    08/20/2014 6:55:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 58 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/19/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    I think it is time to start calling Peter Singer ”Professor Death.”The Princeton moral philosopher–an oxymoron in his case–is the world’s foremost proponent of infanticide. He usually uses examples of disabled babies, but the reason he believes they can be killed is that they are supposedly not “persons.” Thus, Singer has refused to state that killing a baby because she was ugly would be wrong.Professor Death also supports euthanasia, both voluntary and non voluntary against ill human non-persons, such as Alzheimer’s patients.He has also stated that cognitively devastated people should have been used in developing the hepatitis vaccines instead of...
  • Why Do Black Leaders Have Preconceived Notions of Guilt When the Races Exchange Roles?

    08/20/2014 6:50:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Holder: "Extraordinary circumstances" surrounding Brown's shooting dictated that the feds conduct their own probe If at first you don’t succeed, try - oops; not that one, but it’s very close. The one I’m thinking of when I heard that the cavalry, in the form of two black leaders, not Black Panthers, although that group are certainly present at this roasting; but these warriors heard that a young black boy got shot by a white policeman during the riots in Ferguson, suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, and they’re here to make sure some white cop gets not necessarily fair but equal...
  • What is Wrong with ISIS, is What is Wrong with Islam

    08/20/2014 6:48:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    ISIS is an expression of the murderous hate within Islam. We are not only at war with an acronym, but with the dark hatred in the hearts of men, some of whom are in Iraq, Pakistan, and some of whom live next door Know your enemy. To know what ISIS is, we have to clear away the media myths about ISIS. ISIS is not a new phenomenon. Wahhabi armies have been attacking Iraq in order to wipe out Shiites for over two hundred years. One of the more notably brutal attacks took place during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson....