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  • Two Redheaded Strangers -- Willie Nelson Feels Maureen Dowd’s Pain

    09/21/2014 9:45:17 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2014 | Maureen Dowd
    WHEN Willie Nelson invites you to get high with him on his bus, you go. The man is the patron saint of pot, after all, and I’m the poster girl for bad pot trips. It seemed like a match made in hash heaven. When Nelson sang at the 9:30 club in D.C. one recent night, I ventured onto the Honeysuckle Rose, as his tour bus and home-away-from-home is called. I was feeling pretty shy about meeting him. The 81-year-old Redheaded Stranger is an icon, one of America’s top songwriters and, as Rolling Stone said, “a hippie’s hippie and a redneck’s...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    09/21/2014 9:43:45 AM PDT · by Faith · 2 replies
    September 21, 2014 | Faith
    Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. – Isaiah 49:16
  • UKRAINE support in Russia: held mass peace marches

    In St. Petersburg, Moscow and other Russian cities were peace marches under the slogan "say no to war." The protesters demanded an immediate end to the Russian military aggression against Ukraine. The two main columns marched through the streets of Moscow on a pre-planned route, along which there are ranks of police and protection. People chanted: "no to war", "Russia-freedom. Ukraine-world. Putin is a disgrace," "Ukraine, we are with you." On the March was a lot of Ukrainian symbols and posters with anti-war content. In Moscow March for peace by different estimations from 10 to 30 thousand participants.
  • Judge Allows Cisco to Slither out of Responsibility for Chinese Government Human Rights Abuses

    09/21/2014 9:41:14 AM PDT · by aimhigh
    AllGov.com ^ | 09/21/2014 | Steve Straehley
    Cisco Systems, which designed a computer program enabling the Chinese government to inflict human rights abuses on members of the Falun Gong religious sect, apparently won’t be held liable for those abuses because China didn’t bring its victims to the United States to be tortured. Cisco sold a system called “Golden Shield” to the Chinese government, touting its ability to uniquely identify members of Falun Gong and as “the only product capable of recognizing over 90% of Falun Gong pictorial information,” according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
  • Reno Crowd Agrees: “Best Race I Ever Saw!” (w/video)

    09/21/2014 9:40:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | September 16, 2014 | Linda Shiner
    At the end of the closest race in the 51-year history of the National Championship Air Races, seven-time race champion Tiger Destefani came within a spinner’s length of stealing first place from rival and one-time protégé Steve Hinton. The photo finish ... came at the end of Saturday’s Unlimited Gold Race, run to determine positions for the final championship event the following day, Sunday, September 14. After flying a high course for all eight laps, Destefani, in the red-and-white Mustang Strega—which Destefani owns and Hinton flew to four straight Gold wins beginning in 2009—traded altitude for speed and plunged toward...
  • Greens fear loss of Senate firewall

    09/21/2014 9:39:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Green groups are fearful of Republicans winning the Senate majority in November, predicting it could lead to a “whittling away” of environmental regulations at the hands of GOP leaders. While environmental groups are spending millions of dollars trying to save the Senate for Democrats, they acknowledge the possibility that they could be forced to play defense against an all-Republican Congress in 2015. “I think that the wholesale repeal of environmental legislation, repealing [Environmental Protection Agency] greenhouse gas authority, things like that, that’s unlikely to happen,” said Ben Schreiber, director of the climate program at Friends of the Earth. “It is...
  • Clashes continue against IS in Iraq

    09/21/2014 9:38:41 AM PDT · by GonzoII
    Shanghai Daily ^ | Sep 21,2014
    .... Dozens of insurgent militants have been killed and wounded in the clashes, the source said, adding that in a single incident, a warplane bombed a position of IS militants in Sicher area, leaving 13 militants killed, including their local leader. In Salahudin province, heavy air strikes continued against positions of the Islamic State militants in and near the provincial capital city of Tikrit, some 170 km north of Baghdad, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. The air strikes, which some believed to be carried out by U.S. warplanes, started after midnight and continued to the...
  • Al Qaeda's quiet plan to outdo ISIS and hit U.S.

    09/21/2014 9:31:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 1 replies
    CBS ^ | September 18, 2014, | Bob Orr
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may be dominating the headlines and stealing attention with its prolific propaganda, but CBS News' Bob Orr reports, another group in Syria -- one few have even heard of because information about it has been kept secret -- is considered a more urgent concern. Sources tell CBS News that operatives and explosives experts from Osama bin Laden's old al Qaeda network may again present an immediate threat to the U.S. homeland. At two dozen foreign airports, U.S.-bound passengers are undergoing enhanced security screening. Agents are searching for hidden explosives. Laptops and phones...
  • 'Divisive' Anti-Islam Adverts Featuring Murdered Hostage James Foley Shown on New York Buses

    09/21/2014 9:28:22 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    International Business Times UK ^ | 09/21/2014 | Tom Porter
    A series of controversial anti-Islam adverts are being displayed on New York buses. One features a picture of the masked Isis militant known as 'Jihadi John', who has decapitated three western hostages in online videos, alongside an image of London rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, who some suspect is 'John'. "Yesterday's moderate is today's headline," reads the caption.
  • The Return of King Dollar

    09/21/2014 9:20:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    Co-written by Stephen Moore Maybe the U.S. economy, a weakling for the last six years, is finally starting to flex some muscle. We're referring to the return of King Dollar For those who haven't been paying attention, the greenback is in the midst of a rally not seen since the 1990s. It's racing past the euro, the yen and other currencies. Investors worldwide are buying the equivalent of stock in America, Inc. If the rise in the dollar's valuation is sustainable, it's welcome news for the stock market, for fighting inflation and for U.S. growth prospects. Ronald Reagan said it...
  • UKRAINE: SUPPORT by Russian Peace March in St Petersburg & Moscowtoday [VIDEO]

    http:/ WORLD MARCH SEPTEMBER 21 St. Petersburg - St. Metro Gorky, 14.00. Starting time: 14:00. Closing time: 18:00. Dear participants of the Peace March in St. Petersburg! Please note: The event in our city is not agreed. Therefore, there is a risk of detention - for participating in an unsanctioned public event - if the authorities and the police decide that this is it. Marchers world gather at Gorky at 14.00 and go out together to Kazan Cathedral, where at 15.00 People's Assembly. People's Assembly by law does not require approval from the authorities. Walking through the city, of course,...
  • Do Biden's gaffes matter anymore? (LAUGH ALERT)

    09/21/2014 9:15:27 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 20, 2014 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@tribune.com
    Our famously gaffe-prone vice president, Joe Biden, has outdone himself. He stumbled through not one, not two, but three gaffes in less than 24 hours. For him, that's a personal best or, more accurately, a personal worst.. Yet if it is better to be criticized than ignored in politics, he can take little comfort from the way that hardly anyone outside of the Republican National Committee, whose website called it "Gaffetastic," seemed to care.
  • Scott Brown riding an anti-Obama wave in N.H.

    09/21/2014 9:12:37 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 18, 2014 | Josuha Miller
    Voters have soured on President Obama. National and statewide trends favor Republicans. And here in his new home state, Scott Brown’s truck is gaining speed. Analysts and recent polls have found Brown closing in on US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Democratic incumbent he is vying to unseat, in a race that has become increasingly nasty and expensive. Once largely dismissed by critics as an unlikely second act in a state he moved to only last year, Brown’s Senate bid is increasingly seen as a plausible path back to the US Capitol. Observers see a race that may be largely determined...
  • Limbaugh’s ‘Jesus on Trial:’ The Verdict is in

    09/21/2014 9:04:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Attorney, author and columnist David Limbaugh is a man after my own heart. He’s also a man after my own mind. That is to say, as both a fellow member of the bar and follower of Christ, I tremendously appreciate how David approaches the hot button issues of the day. He carefully probes them within the framework of an objective, lawyerly and evidential analysis. He is a master communicator and never fails, in any case, to deliver deeply persuasive closing arguments in the court of public opinion. With his latest book, “Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of...
  • Climate Change March Begins in New York City

    09/21/2014 9:02:52 AM PDT · by dennisw · 35 replies
    nytimes ^ | SEPT. 21, 2014 | By LISA W. FODERARO
    After months of planning, the People’s Climate March began rolling through a large swath of Midtown Manhattan on Sunday, taking public frustration over stalled efforts to curb carbon emissions to the streets in a noisy, vivid display of unity. At 11:30 a.m., the march began moving east along 59th Street from Columbus Circle, proceeding along a circuitous, two-mile route, and drawing labor and immigrant groups, students and politicians, scientists and religious leaders. The march will turn south on Avenue of the Americas, head west on 42nd Street to 11th Avenue and finish at 34th Street. The protest comes two days...
  • Sorry Cardinal Dolan, but your explanation doesn’t make sense

    09/21/2014 9:00:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/21/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A few weeks ago New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee (SPDC) made a cynical and politically correct decision to allow Gays to march in the parade under a banner proclaiming they are proud sodomites. No one else in the parade is allow to advertise their particular sin; there have been no demands from groups to march under a banner saying “Proud Irish burglars.” But none of this means much to the SPDC. Those of us who have loved this parade and have fond memories of watching it and marching in it held our collective breath and waited for...
  • Atlas Shrugged part 3 in Theaters (find one near you)

    09/21/2014 8:57:42 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
    atlas shrugged movie ^ | 9/21/2014 | freeAtlanta
    Atlas Shrugged - the movieFind Theater near you
  • Wow! Democrat Landrieu Helps Supporter Conduct Keg Stand

    09/21/2014 8:56:00 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:45 PM | Jim Hoft
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/wow-democrat-landrieu-helps-supporter-conduct-keg-stand/
  • Pelosi: When ‘Obama Won the Election, He Took Us Out of That [Economic] Brink’

    09/21/2014 8:53:57 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/19/2014 | Ali Meyer
    At the Americans United rally “Hands Off Social Security & Medicare” at the Capitol on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed Republicans for the economic recession of 2007-09, saying their "lack of regulation and supervision took our country to the brink, and so when President Obama won the election, he took us out of that brink.” “I know you've heard from many members of the House and Senate about the importance of the three pillars of security for America’s seniors: about Social Security, about Medicare and about Medicaid,” she said. “And I’m here to add my support to...
  • How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women

    09/21/2014 8:48:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Mark Follman
    Recently the National Rifle Association has aimed to boost its appeal among women. Last year it launched its "new and improved" NRA Women's TV Network, and it has hired several accomplished female gun enthusiasts as official NRA News commentators. Women were a focus at its annual meeting in April, and next month the NRA will host a Women's Leadership Forum Executive Summit, which promises to "celebrate the role of women as powerful leaders." But for women who oppose the NRA, it's a different story.
  • Pakistan is eyeing sea-based and short-range nuclear weapons, analysts say

    09/21/2014 8:48:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2014 | Tim Craig and Karen DeYoung
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In one of the world’s most volatile regions, Pakistan is advancing toward a sea-based missile capability and expanding its interest in tactical nuclear warheads, according to Pakistani and Western analysts. The development of nuclear missiles that could be fired from a Navy ship or submarine would give Pakistan “second-strike” capability if a catastrophic nuclear exchange destroyed all land-based weapons. But the acceleration of Pakistan’s nuclear and missile programs is renewing international concern about the vulnerability of those weapons in a country home to more than two dozen Islamist extremist groups.   “The assurances Pakistan has given the...
  • What Drives Anti-Fracking Zealots?

    09/21/2014 8:47:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Recent news stories underscore the tremendous benefits brought by America’s fracking revolution. * The shale oil production boom could boost US crude production to 9.5 million barrels of oil per day (bopd) next year, reducing America’s crude oil imports to 21% of domestic demand, the lowest level since 1968. Output from fracked wells represents 43% of all US oil production and 67% of natural gas production; its oil could reach 10 million bopd by 2016, the Energy Information Administration says. * The global economy saves $4.9 billion per day in oil spending because of the shale oil boom. Without it...
  • Last king of Nepal suffers heart attack

    09/21/2014 8:43:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2014 11:22 AM EDT
    The last king of Nepal is in stable condition in a hospital after suffering a heart attack, doctors said Sunday. Gyanendra Shah was brought to the hospital Saturday night, and was recovering in the intensive care unit and was out of danger, said Dr. Bharat Rawat at the Norvic Hospital in Katmandu. […] Gyanendra was the last king to rule Nepal before the Constituent Assembly abolished the centuries-old monarchy and turned the country into a republic. …
  • With ISIS arrests, Australians wishing they had guns

    09/21/2014 8:39:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Nick Adams
    Never before have I felt so naked. Now more than ever, I wish I was armed. And I’m not alone. Any and all home-grown Islamic terrorism should be able, if need be, to be met by a well-armed civilian militia. The United Kingdom has had two beheadings of members of the public in the last two years, with neither police nor civilians able to prevent it. It has prohibitive gun laws. With news of the ISIS plot to randomly abduct members of the Australian public and behead them, Australian sentiment on guns is dramatically shifting. It appears Australians are finally...
  • The Star-Spangled Banner: Family Keepsake

    09/21/2014 8:38:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | retrieved 2014 | unattributed
    While Francis Scott Key's song was known to most Americans by the end of the Civil War, the flag that inspired it remained an Armistead family keepsake. It was exhibited occasionally at patriotic gatherings in Baltimore but largely unknown outside of that city until the 1870s. The flag remained the private property of Lieutenant Colonel Armistead's widow, Louisa Armistead, his daughter Georgiana Armistead Appleton, and his grandson Eben Appleton for 90 years. During that time, the increasing popularity of Key's anthem and the American public's developing sense of national heritage transformed the Star-Spangled Banner from a family keepsake into a...
  • Islamic State recruiting women to 'have kids and cook'

    09/21/2014 8:36:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/21/14 | RAJA ABDULRAHIM
    Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women. In Internet posts and social media messaging, the extremist Sunni militants are recruiting women to marry their fighters and have children, part of a larger strategy of state-building. "They are treating the Islamic State as a country that needs women," said Rita Katz, director of the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online activity by militant organizations. "The message is: 'You are coming to marry someone immediately and have kids and cook.' They're...
  • Worthless Deeds of ISIS

    09/21/2014 8:26:04 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | September 20, 2014 | Larry Walker II
    Destroyed in Korah’s Rebellion ::Indeed, those who disbelieved and averted [people] from the path of Allah and opposed the Messenger after guidance had become clear to them - never will they harm Allah at all, and He will render worthless their deeds. Quran 47:33 (Sahih International)Muhammad died in 632 A.D. as a result of poison he ingested after his attack upon and conquest of the Jewish settlement of Khaibar. He led his army and attacked the settlement while the Jews were on their way to work, beheaded most of its leaders, and enslaved many of its women and children.  Muhammad...
  • Vile ad bounces off McSally, sticks to Gabby Giffords

    09/21/2014 8:21:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    gunfeed.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Unknown
    Vile ad bounces off McSally, sticks to Gabby Giffords
  • Illinois judge rules police entitled to SWAT raid over parody Twitter account

    09/21/2014 8:18:55 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 19 September 2014 13.30 EDT | Ed Pilkington
    The police hadn’t even come for him. When four fully-armed officers of a Swat team burst into Jacob Elliott’s house in Peoria, Illinois in April they were looking for the source of a parody Twitter feed that had upset the town’s mayor by poking fun at him. ... A Peoria judge this week ruled that the police were entitled to raid the house on North University Street on 15 April under the town’s “false personation” law which makes it illegal to pass yourself off as a public official. Judge Thomas Keith found that police had probable cause to believe they...
  • People’s Climate Change March Defiles the Lord’s Day

    09/21/2014 8:18:32 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 24 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 | JP
    Organizers of the so-called People’s Climate March expect more than 100,000 people to fill the streets of midtown Manhattan on Sunday, demanding action on global warming. It promises to be one of the largest cult gatherings in U.S. history. And it will take place two days before President Obama and world leaders gather for an “emergency” climate summit at the United Nations. The march is the brainchild of Bill McKibben, a celebrated environmental activist. In May, he issued a “call to arms” in a jeremiad published in Rolling Stone magazine, which exhorted climate change cultists to descend on New York...
  • The Biden Standard of Media Bias

    09/21/2014 8:18:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Brandon Howell
    I’ll be the first to admit I get a kick out of Joe Biden. Let’s just be frank – very few American politicians can make a swearing in ceremony for 100 senators actually entertaining. That’s a talent, to be sure, but the media’s double standard on Bidenisms is appalling and has to stop. Biden’s trip to Iowa this week was meant to be a reminder that he’s thinking about running for president in 2016. Coming days after Hillary echoed The Terminator, South Park, and Independence Day in the Hawkeye State, it was natural that the veep trekked there himself. Massive...
  • SUPPORT for UKRAINE: Russian Peace March in St Petersburg today

    WORLD MARCH SEPTEMBER 21 St. Petersburg - St. Metro Gorky, 14.00. Starting time: 14:00. Closing time: 18:00. Dear participants of the Peace March in St. Petersburg! Please note: The event in our city is not agreed. Therefore, there is a risk of detention - for participating in an unsanctioned public event - if the authorities and the police decide that this is it. Marchers world gather at Gorky at 14.00 and go out together to Kazan Cathedral, where at 15.00 People's Assembly. People's Assembly by law does not require approval from the authorities. Walking through the city, of course, too....
  • Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

    09/21/2014 8:01:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    AP/Stars and Stripes ^ | Sep 21, 10:21 AM EDT
    MOSCOW (AP) -- Thousands of people are marching through central Moscow to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict. An Associated Press reporter estimates the crowd at about 20,000, although the city police department put the number at about 5,000. The demonstrators are chanting slogans including "No to war" and "The junta is in the Kremlin, not Kiev."
  • Leaked transcripts reveal Putin’s secret attack in Ukraine

    09/21/2014 8:00:42 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 8 replies
    NYP ^ | September 21, 2014 | Bill Sanderson
    Giving lie to Vladimir Putin’s claims that Russia isn’t fighting in Ukraine, up to 80 Russian troops were killed in a skirmish there last month, according to information released by an opposition politician. Members of an elite Russian paratroop force talked about the brutal battle near Luhansk, a city in eastern Ukraine, in telephone transcripts leaked to politician and newspaper publisher Lev Shlosberg. “We’re —— walking along looking for these —– Ukrainians,” one paratrooper says in an account reported by the Sunday Times of London. “We get out into the open and are seen, kapow!” the paratrooper says. “We dashed...
  • Sale of toy guns banned in Atlantic City

    09/21/2014 7:49:46 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    Atlantic City officials have voted to ban the sale of toy guns. While they're just for play, some look extremely realistic and have even been used in crimes - that's why police are trying to get them off the streets.
  • STOCK TALK: Alibaba investors risk being gored in bull run

    09/21/2014 7:46:33 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Business Day Live ^ | 9-21-2014 | Ann Crotty
    THE lone US senator who was urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the gaping governance holes in Alibaba must have felt like some stray tourist caught up in the middle of the annual bull run in Pamplona. On Thursday, Senator Bob Casey looked as though he was about to be charged down by an excited herd of bulls desperate to invest in ... well, that's the thing, it's difficult to know exactly what they're investing in. Alibaba is described as a Chinese technology company. It is 15 years old, and in recent years has pumped out good profits...
  • Trust Is Key Issue in Florida Governor's Race

    09/21/2014 7:46:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Real Clear Potilics ^ | September | Salena Zito
    <p>Through decades in public office, Crist has shown little interest in serious policy, Brauer said. “Instead, he has been a serial campaigner his whole career, doing and saying whatever he needs to win the next election or the next office and relying on his gregariousness and good looks for his success with the public and the media.”</p>
  • Greenfield: The Rationing Society

    09/21/2014 7:45:26 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, September 21, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, September 21, 2014 The Rationing Society Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There are two types of societies, production societies and rationing societies. The production society is concerned with taking more territory, exploiting that territory to the best of its ability and then discovering new techniques for producing even more. The rationing society is concerned with consolidating control over all existing resources and rationing them out to the people. The production society values innovation because it is the only means of sustaining its forward momentum. If the production society ceases to be innovative, it will collapse...
  • Kicking the Can Down Crony Lane

    09/21/2014 7:27:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend the legal ability for the Export-Import Bank to run … for another nine months. The people’s legislature passed the “stop-gap” measure, 319-108, with both bipartisan support and bipartisan opposition. Just last month, President Obama expressed dismay that Republicans could possibly be against it. “For some reason,” he intoned, “right now the House Republicans have decided that we shouldn’t do this….” He pretended incredulity and puzzlement. He gave the usual reasoning for the subsidized financial guarantees, and insisted that “every country does this.” “When,” he inquired, “did that become something that...
  • Syrian Kurds warn of mounting crisis as ISIS advances, takes more villages

    09/21/2014 7:25:49 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/20/2014 | Gul Tuysuz and Mariano Castillo
    The latest ISIS advance in Syria has brought a swath of the country's north-central Kurdish region under siege, with Kurdish leaders warning of another humanitarian crisis without international intervention. The Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab in Arabic) is an island, surrounded by ISIS on three fronts and the Turkish border to the north. The town was already mostly blockaded by ISIS, but in the past three days some 60 nearby villages fell under ISIS control, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or "Islamic State," as the group calls...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 September 2014

    09/21/2014 7:21:28 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 40 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 21 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 21st, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Michael Mullen, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
  • NV: Vet wins Gunfight with 15-Year-Old Attacker

    09/21/2014 7:17:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 September, | Dean Weingarten
    Gunshot Holes on each side of Window In this defensive gun use in Las Vegas, a veteran defends his family from a frontal attack.   The attacker is a 15-Year-Old boy, who shoots through the front door.   Fortunately, the attacker has never practiced door breaching techniques.   The gunshot holes are not even close to the door lock or hinges.  It was repored that the shots went through  the kitchen, narrowly missing the father of the former friend.   Perhaps the shooter was aiming for the father. The attacker is known to the victims.  The 15-Year-Old had been camping with a 14-Year-Old...
  • Obama’s half-hearted war on terror

    09/21/2014 7:07:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    <p>Military types say his big goal and his puny tools are a mismatch, which could mean he has been too clever by half. It’s likely he is ­underestimating the terrorists’ lust for blood and overestimating his ability to fool voters into thinking he is resolute.</p>
  • UKRAINE Lugansk: Russian Terrorist in LC approved "hit list"

    09/21/2014 7:05:32 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Chairman of Commission for Promoting Christian Unity Exarchate of Donetsk UGCC, Donetsk, Ukraine "Similar lists in Donetsk, told me long ago. But this ... The eyewitnesses of the Lugansk state that, at present, all entering the "LNR" are checked on the computer. This computer file uses multiple lists. Among them is "hit-execution [list]." An informed source in Lugansk reported executions, which are conducted in the basement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs [MOI of Lugansk.] So, two days ago there were delivered three "politicals" and after a short formal interrogation shot. Executions are carried out at checkpoints. People removed from...
  • Hillary Rips Off Elizabeth Warren's 'Fighting Chance' Line

    09/21/2014 7:02:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Should Fauxcahantas be flattered . . . or furious? The title of Elizabeth Warren's new book is "A Fighting Chance," a "rabble-rousing" rant by the populist from the Harvard faculty lounge. So here comes Hillary Clinton, who in a speech this week just happened to say "I want every one of our children to feel that they are inheriting the best of America ... that this country is on your side; that this country will give you the fighting chance, the fair shot you deserve." Pure coincidence? Not when it comes to American's most calculating politician. Not when Hillary lifts...
  • Rand Paul Floor Statement IRT Syria

    09/21/2014 6:57:11 AM PDT · by gotaz · 8 replies
    Rand Paul speech on floor IRT Syria and ISIS.
  • Justice Secretary Grayling tells Scots MPs: Get off my lawn

    09/21/2014 6:57:09 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 6 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/20/2014 | Tim Ross
    Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, warns of a "travesty of democracy" if Scottish MPs are allowed to have a say over English laws A senior Cabinet minister tells Scottish Labour MPs to get off his territory, in a dramatic escalation of the battle for the future of British democracy. Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, accuses Labour of seeking to erase England from the map of the United Kingdom as he declares that Scottish MPs should be banned from voting on his legal reforms. Writing in The Telegraph, Mr Grayling says the constitutional shake-up after the Scottish independence referendum must deliver...
  • Maybe He Wasn't Cut Out to Be President

    09/21/2014 6:50:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Back in 2008, I debated some liberal friends and questioned Mr. Obama's thin resume. They responded by saying that I was missing the point. In other words, don't judge Mr. Obama's resume, but rather his unique ability to inspire and his exceptional judgment. I guess they were telling me that Mr. Obama was one of those exceptional human beings who rises to the occasion because he is smart and politically astute.
  • Huma Abedin remains at Hillary Clinton’s side despite sexting woes with husband Anthony Weiner

    09/21/2014 6:47:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | September 20, 2014 | Annie Karni
    Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal left his wife Huma Abedin’s role with Hillary Clinton in doubt. But one year later, Abedin's position as Clinton’s personal chief of staff remains intact, as well as her marriage to Weiner. ... As Clinton’s personal chief of staff, Abedin was constantly at her boss’ side as Clinton toured the country promoting her memoir, “Hard Choices,” over the summer. And there she was again last weekend, standing just behind Clinton as the former First Lady worked the rope line at an Iowa steak fry, a visit widely seen as the first concrete public step by Clinton...
  • Ex-Prime Minister: Sweden is falling apart

    09/21/2014 6:45:22 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 26 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 09/21/2014 | The Local/TT/pr
    Background: The anti-Islamist party of the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna) recently made huge success in national elections. Despite the fact that Swedes drive around in $35 000 Volvos and build even larger homes for themselves than other rich people like Americans and Australians do, something obviously is rotten in this neighbor state of Denmark and it's not surströmming (google it!). Sooner, it's a failed policy on immigration. Anyhow, this is the analysis of former (Socialist or at least Social Democratic) PM Persson who once expressed doubts about the numbers of non-Western immigrants Sweden has let in. The article: "Former Swedish Prime...