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  • Russia Is Sick

    07/26/2014 2:36:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    National Review Online ^ | July 26. 2014 | George Weigel
    Thirty-three years ago, on September 6, 1981, Father Józef Tischner preached one of the great sermons of the 20th century at a Mass opening the second day of the inaugural Solidarity Congress in Gdań​sk. Tischner, an old friend of John Paul II and the pope’s fellow philosopher, combined the rugged good humor and patriotism of a Polish highlander with a first-class intellect. So he began his sermon with some essential truth-telling to the men and women about to deliberate the future of the Communist world’s first independent, self-governing trade union. Father Tischner didn’t tell the thousands assembled in Gdansk that...
  • Victory for Israel, by Israel - If Obama gets out of the way

    07/26/2014 2:31:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 26. 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Slandered, despised, insulted, degraded, Israel is nonetheless winning its war against Hamas. The number of rocket attacks launched by the terror group each day has been halved. The IDF is uprooting the underground tunnels Hamas uses to smuggle weapons, contraband, and terrorists in and out of the Gaza Strip. On Wednesday evening, Israels Channel Two newscast carried footage of Hamas terrorists surrendering to the IDF. The jihadists carried white flags. They stripped to their shorts, proving they were not wearing suicide belts. These are facts Hamas does not want you to know, images Hamas does not want you to see....
  • Is this society blonde the 'Energiser'?

    07/26/2014 2:30:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 7-25-14 | Tom Leonard
    She always arrives in an SUV, sometimes staying for a few hours, sometimes as long as a week just so long as the lady of the house is away. And, thanks to the fact that the house in question the palatial residence of Bill and Hillary Clinton is protected by a squad of U.S. Secret Servicemen who are in on the deception, the attractive, busty blonde can time her arrivals and departures to within minutes of those of Mrs Clinton. The bodyguards claim they dont know her identity, but say they are under orders neither to stop...
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • I WILL Give a Woman a Drug to Induce AbortionThe New Hippocrates

    07/26/2014 1:16:27 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | 7-25-2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    Will Doctors Be Forced To KILL? firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/07/will-doctors-be-forced-to-kill by Wesley J. Smith | 7/25/2014 | FirstThingsThe wailing and gnashing of teeth in some quarters over the modest Hobby Lobby decision has me worried. Apparently, many on the political port side of the country believe that once a favored public policy has been enacted, it immediately becomes a “right” that can never be altered or denied. More, once such a “right” is established for the individual, others should have the duty to ensure access—even at the cost of violating their own religious consciences.If such thinking prevails, medical professionals could be forced to...
  • Inhofe says undocumented minors here at Obama's 'invitation'

    07/26/2014 1:13:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | July 26. 2014 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe turned up the rhetoric on immigration late this week, telling a national television audience that young immigrants at Fort Sill and elsewhere are in the U.S. at the invitation of the president and comparing the situation to the administrations exchange of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for U.S. serviceman Bowe Bergdahl. Inhofe also signed on to a bill by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that would effectively end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama administrations policy of giving low priority to deportation of undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and have been in the...
  • Minor league GM gets prostate exam [on the field, during baseball game]

    07/26/2014 1:13:00 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 10 replies
    -snip- Myrtle Beach Pelicans' general manager Andy Milovich stuck his head out of the press box to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch while a doctor below and out-of-sight performed the screening.
  • Police praise 'heroic' doctor and caseworker who stopped psychiatric patient

    07/26/2014 1:10:08 AM PDT · by dennisw · 3 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7-26-14
    Police praise 'heroic' doctor and caseworker who stopped psychiatric patient in terrifying close-quarter gunfight after he shot dead their colleague Richard Plotts, 49, is sedated and under guard after killing Theresa Hunt Patient's intended target may have been Dr Lee Silverman who managed to stop Plotts by shooting at him 10 times Caseworker John D'Alonzo wrestled patient to floor after shooting Plotts has been charged with murder and attempted murder Hospital policy bars anyone except on-duty law enforcement officers from carrying weapons on campus, a Mercy Health System spokeswoman said. She otherwise declined to discuss the reports that Silverman was...
  • 69 years after USS Indianapolis tragedy, survivor tells his tale

    07/26/2014 1:06:43 AM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | july 25, 2014 | Carlos Bongioanni
    July 30, 1945, two torpedoes struck the USS Indianapolis with almost 1,200 men aboard. The xplosions obliterated the ships front, water rushed in. Bulkheads crumpled. It only took 12 minutes for the cruiser to sink.
  • Woman home invader 'who pleaded for her unborn baby's life' but homeowner shot her was NOT pregnant

    07/26/2014 1:00:09 AM PDT · by dennisw · 9 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 25 July 2014 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Long Beach resident Tom Greer, 80, told KNBC-TV that the burglar had said she was pregnant and asked Greer not to fire, but he shot her twice in the back anyway. An autopsy later found that Andrea Miller, 28, was not pregnant, said coroner's spokesman Ed Winter. Autopsy reveals Andrea Miller was not carrying a baby when she was killed Miller was allegedly working with robbery suspect Gus Adams, now arrested for 'taking part in crime that led to Andrea Miller's death' Homeowner Tom Greer claimed he discovered them attempting to rob them and shot Miller in self-defense Greer claimed...
  • The Manicured Hands of D.C. and the Calloused Hands of the Forgotten Man

    07/26/2014 12:34:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    A Time For Choosing and various tweets ^ | July 26, 2014 | Whitney Pitcher
    Last weekend, Governor Palin gave a measured and thoughtful speech at the Western Conservative Summit, speaking primarily in the tone of the “forgotten man”–”the hard working middle class man who can’t catch a break”. She also used a masterful analogy of the “calloused hand that built America”. What a stark contrast between an open hand calloused from hard work and the clenched fist of socialism. What a stark contrast, too, between Governor Palin’s speech that hit a tone that resonates with middle class America and the tonedeafness and lack of self-awareness of Washington. Take, for example, the Left’s newest pivot...
  • Social media post delays former Thorsby teacher's sentencing

    07/25/2014 11:58:07 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 1 replies
    Fox via YJNews ^ | Jul 25, 2014 | Melynda Sides
    CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - In a twist in the case of a former Thorsby teacher accused of rape and sodomy of a teen, the judge has postponed her sentencing due to a social media post. Jennifer McNeill was supposed to be sentenced on Thursday morning, but a Facebook post caused the judge to delay sentencing until August 7 at 8 a.m. The Facebook post indicated McNeill is innocent. Her attorney claims the victim, his mother and his brother hacked her Facebook account and made the post. However, the family denies that claim.
  • Gutierrez: I think Obamas executive amnesty could include three, four, maybe five million people

    07/25/2014 11:41:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 25, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Overpromising? Not really. Obama himself allegedly threw around numbers in the millions when he spoke to immigration activists about this a few weeks ago. Politico has a fine reminder today that everything he says, including what he says about his own presidential powers, can be trusted only up until the moment when the politics of the situation change and not a second longer. President Barack Obama insisted for years that he had absolutely no legal authority none whatsoever, zero, zilch to slow deportations on a broad scale Obamas pledge to use his executive powers by the end of...
  • Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas

    07/25/2014 10:53:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Michael Oren
    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of Great Britain and France all are rushing to achieve a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Their motive to end civilian suffering and restore stability to the area is noble. The images of the wounded and dead resulting from the conflict are indeed agonizing. However, these senior statesmen can be most helpful now by doing nothing. To preserve the values they cherish and to send an unequivocal message to terrorist organizations and their state sponsors everywhere, Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas in...
  • Israeli Response Time - 25 Seconds (Video)

    07/25/2014 10:53:10 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-25-2014 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Heads Up!
  • How America Started The Border Crisis (Blame America First 2.0)

    07/25/2014 10:28:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 26, 2014 | Eleanor Clift
    The kids fleeing to our southern border are escaping criminals who learned their deadly trade right here in the U.S. Two aid workers explain the roots of Central Americas deadly dysfunction. The leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are meeting with President Obama in the White House on Friday to talk about the surge of children from their countries fleeing gang violence and fearing for their lives if they return. Carolyn Rose-Avila, who has extensive experience working with these vulnerable populations, says she can predict what these Central American presidents will tell Obama. Their argument for the last 15...
  • Desperate Obama White House Behind Impeachment Rumors

    07/25/2014 10:21:41 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | 7-26-2014 | Paul Ebeling
    Any discussion of Republicans working to impeach US President Barack Hussein Obama over any executive action he might take on immigration is pure politics, Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) said Friday. The president is behind that narrative, the 3-term GOP congressman from Louisiana said. There has not been any discussions on the impeachment of this president. Republicans do not want to go there.
  • 5 Reasons Reparations For Slavery Are A Bad Idea

    07/25/2014 10:12:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 26, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Terrible ideas never really die on the Left; they just come back over and over again, like a gas station sandwich after a night of heavy drinking. So it is with reparations for slavery, which liberals would happily embrace en masse if they ever thought they could ram it through Congress. Here's why reparations for slavery are a bad idea. 1) How do you prove that slavery is responsible for problems black Americans are having today? If it were 1866, it would be easy to prove that black Americans who had been enslaved were hurt by the practice. They were...
  • Wikipedia temporarily bans Congress IPs over persistent editing

    07/25/2014 10:01:24 PM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    Russian Propaganda Today ^ | July 25, 2014 | Vladimir Putin
    Capitol computers have been barred from modifying Wikipedia for 10 days, due to persistent disruptive editing. The legislative body was told by Wikipedia administrators that it is welcome to make useful contributions once the ban expires. You have been blocked from editing for a period of 10 days for persistent disruptive editing, as you did at Mediaite. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions, a Wikipedia message said. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block, administrator Tom Morris told Congress on Thursday. The ban follows...
  • Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

    07/25/2014 9:59:06 PM PDT · by steve86 · 22 replies
    An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said. Witnesses told police they saw the craft fly back into a fifth-floor room of a nearby hotel. Police contacted the man and he admitted operating the drone equipped with a camera Tuesday. He told authorities he wanted to try out the craft he recently purchased at a hobby shop. Police had received reports that the drone had crashed into the landmark of Seattle's 1962 World's Fair, but they saw no evidence of that.
  • Feds: Yee shook down NFL team, 'Shrimpboy' headed organized crime group (shoulder fired missiles)

    07/25/2014 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 7/25/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** At one meeting with an undercover FBI agent, Jackson allegedly told Yee that the agent knew the owner of an NFL team. Yee then told the agent about a pending law that would limit NFL players from filing workers' compensation claims in the state if they played for out of state teams. Yee told the agent that he should "convey this information to the owner of the NFL team" with an offer of help from Yee. Asked about the cost of such a vote, Yee reportedly said, "Oh no...we gotta drag it out, man. We gotta juice this thing."...
  • Woman Who Left Creepy Porcelain Dolls on Porches Is 'Embarrassed': Police

    07/25/2014 9:44:30 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | July 25, 2014 | RHEANA MURRAY
    Maybe she should have left a note. The woman who left porcelain dolls on the porches of several young girls' homes in a California neighborhood was only trying to give away toys her own family had outgrown, the Orange County Sheriffs Department said today.
  • Susan Sarandon reveals 1980s romance with David Bowie

    07/25/2014 9:40:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/25/14 | nick allen
    Susan Sarandon, the Hollywood actress, has disclosed she had a passionate love affair with David Bowie in the 1980s. Sarandon, 67, the star of Thelma & Louise, described the singer as "extraordinary" and "worth idolising."
  • Ukrainian Causes Social Media Storm by Posing in Make-Up Looted from Malaysian Airlines Crash Site

    07/25/2014 9:39:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Friday 25 Jul 2014
    A young Ukrainian has prompted widespread outrage after posing in make-up apparently looted from the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Ekaterina Parkhomenko, who describes herself as a separatist from the eastern region of the country, posted images of herself on Instagram along with the claim that she was wearing make-up from the field hinting the products were taken from the same area where the bodies of victims of the plane crash lay. Mascara from Amsterdam, or rather from the field. Well, I think you know what I mean, she reportedly wrote on her social media page, before...
  • Summit County workforce housing bill signed by President Obama

    07/25/2014 9:37:55 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Summit Daily ^ | 7-25-2014
    A bill to pave the way for a workforce housing project in Summit County ended its yearlong congressional journey shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, July 25, when President Barack Obama signed into law the Lake Hill Administrative Site Affordable Housing Act. The legislation, first carried by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, in the U.S. House of Representatives, and later by Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., in the Senate, conveys 40 acres of land from the U.S. Forest Service to Summit County. The parcel is located between Interstate 70 and the Dillon Dam Road near the towns of Frisco and Dillon. Sen. Michael...
  • 3 men pull out guns outside of Rouses after man tries to shoplift steak, Mobile police say

    07/25/2014 9:30:49 PM PDT · by boycott · 19 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Theresa Seiger
    MOBILE, Alabama -- On Friday afternoon a tense scene played out in front of the Rouses Supermarket on Theodore Dawes Road. Three people drew their guns after a reported theft, a Mobile Police Department spokesman said. Donnie James Moore, 60 had shoplifted steaks from the grocery store before officers arrived at 12:20 p.m., according to MPD. When a loss prevention officer tried to stop him, Moore shoved past him. Moore made it to his car, where he grabbed a gun. He pulled it on the officer, MPD spokesman Officer Terence Perkins said. The loss prevention officer stepped back and pulled...
  • 'Desire of the Everlasting Hills' Provides Potent Witness to Truth of Catholic Teaching

    07/25/2014 9:28:16 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | THOMAS L. McDONALD
    In Desire of the Everlasting Hills, the most powerful moments occur when the action of grace breaks through and changes a life. In a film thats attempting to change the ground on which the discussion of same-sex attraction in the Church takes place, these little epiphanies are a potent witness to the truth of Catholic teaching. Desire of the Everlasting Hills is a 60-minute documentary from Courage International, the apostolate helping people with same-sex attraction to live chaste lives. The film was showcased at Courages national conference, July 17-20, in Philadelphia.
  • Feds cap Obamacare fines at $2,448 per person (new rules)

    07/25/2014 9:27:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    IBA Mag ^ | 7/25/14 | Caitlin Bronson
    **SNIP** The figures, released late Thursday, cap the fine for not buying insurance at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. The standard rule of thumb is 2% of household income, with a minimum of $325 per person. The caps are equal to the national average premium for a bronze-level health plan. Those who choose to go uninsured will owe one-twelfth of the annual payment for each month they or their dependents dont have either coverage or an exemption, the IRS said. All fines will be due during tax return season, which can be deducted from tax...
  • Gruber: My 2012 remarks were a speak-o

    07/25/2014 9:23:11 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    In a sense, Jonathan Grubers response today to the emergence of his 2012 explanation for the language in ObamaCare mirrors the attempt to get courts to ignore the plain text of the statute and instead rule based on the most current interpretation. The New Republics Jonathan Cohn reached out to Gruber to get his reaction to the emergence of the Nobilis video in which the architect of ObamaCare explains that the restriction of subsidies to states with their own exchanges was a rational attempt to coerce states into creating those exchanges, rather than shifting the burden back to the federal...
  • The Worrying Vacuity Of Hillary Clinton

    07/25/2014 9:14:36 PM PDT · by ReaganberAlles · 16 replies
    The Dish ^ | 7/24/2014 | Andrew Sullivan
  • Ukraine conflict: Rebel posters call on locals, but theyve fled

    07/25/2014 8:55:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    theaustralian.com.au ^ | July 25, 2014 | CHARLES MIRANDA
    THE 1950s Soviet style rallying posters put up across the usually busy boulevards and roads in Donetsk call on locals to join the separatist fight. Join the Peoples Army of Donetsk Peoples Republic and repeat the successes of your grandfathers, they declare. But there is barely anyone there to read them. Locals have instead fled the east Ukrainian city, with more than half of its population of one million fleeing across the border to Russia, creating a humanitarian crisis. Russia has admitted it is struggling with the flood of refugees who have made the 40km dash to the border since...
  • W. Pa. immigration court clogged by case backlog

    07/25/2014 8:46:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    triblive.com ^ | 7-25-2014 | Carl Prine
    A video feed links people in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Pittsburgh's South Side to Honeyman and other judges in Philadelphia. The Pittsburgh satellite court serves roughly the western third of Pennsylvania, from Erie to the West Virginia border. Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and York are among 59 courts in which judges deal with more than 52,000 undocumented juveniles who have crossed the Mexican border since January. Many came from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, seeking to escape deadly crime by narcotics cartels or to take advantage of a law written under the Bush administration to deal with human trafficking...
  • Letter: A review of Palins resume: Shes no idiot

    07/25/2014 8:46:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | July 24, 2014 | Floyd Diemoz
    The July 15 cartoon in the Post Independent showing Sara Palin as an impeachment buffoon reminds me of the recent rebranding of her as an idiot by progressives and their media disciples following speeches she gave at a conference in January. An idiot is a mentally deficient person below a moron or imbecile with an IQ under 25. Those who over the past six years continue to call her nasty names should admit her down-to-earth resume and life experiences at the time she was placed on the Republican Presidential ticket in 2008 far exceed Barack Obamas paper-thin resume. Sara Palin:...
  • PRO BONO LAW MORPHS INTO LEFT-WING LAWFARE

    07/25/2014 8:45:34 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 24, 2014 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Do you remember Shirley Sherrod? Shes the former Department of Agriculture official caught on camera saying she denied a white farmer the full measure of benefits she could have given him, before later describing how she ended up rejecting this racist approach to her job. The late Andrew Breitbart posted excerpts of the Sherrod video that failed to include the part about how she overcame her racist impulse and ended up helping the white farmer. The Obama administration fired Sherrod after Breitbart posted the video. However, based on a review of the full video, Sherrod was offered a new position...
  • Nuclear (family) alarm! Mayor Bloomberg's daughter is the face of America's millenials

    07/25/2014 8:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/25/2014 | Andrea Peyser
    Georgina Bloomberg is the face of the millennials a generation of young adults unfazed by the old rules of morality. At age 31, the elder of billionaire former Mayor Mike Bloombergs two daughters is a professional equestrienne who, in December, gave birth to a son, Jasper Michael Brown Quintana, by her horseback- riding beau, the Argentine-born Ramiro Quintana, 37. And if you thought the arrival of a bouncing bundle of joy might propel the heiress to gallop to the nearest chuppah, youd be mistaken. I honestly dont know if Ill ever get married, Georgina Bloomberg told Hamptons magazine. Its...
  • Entitled to What? Hillary Clintons long march through the institutions

    07/25/2014 8:32:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The August 4, 2014 Issue | Noemie Emery, contributing editor
    Contrary no doubt to what she expected, Hillary Clinton has hit some serious snags in the rollout of her unannounced campaign for president. She has made Romneyesque comments about the size of her fortune, such as that she was “dead broke” when she bought her two mansions. When queried about events on her watch as secretary of state that proved embarrassing, she took responsibility without being accountable, projecting the impression that anyone who pressed further was crude. Most damning of all, what has emerged in plain sight from the first month of the publicity tour for her memoir Hard Choices...
  • Military Bars Troops from Attending Vacation Bible School Honor

    07/25/2014 8:27:37 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 23 replies
    Foxnews.com Todd's American Dispatch ^ | July 25, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    ........But our story picks up with what happened on Thursday. That was the day when the church was supposed to honor the National Guard. They had invited troops from the nearby armory to drop by with one of their Humvees. We were going to thank them for protecting our religious liberty, said Pastor Hogan. It was more of a promotion for the military to show the kids what the military does. But the National Guard did not visit Bible Baptist Church on Thursday night, and the reason why has caused great anger and frustration among church members ...........
  • African Refugees flood Europe (Obama over throwing Gaddafi the cause)

    07/25/2014 8:27:11 PM PDT · by garjog · 1 replies
    Think Africa Press ^ | 10 JUNE 2014 | BY YOHANNES WOLDEMARIAM
    Under a 2009 agreement, Libya also agreed to allow Italian coastguard to stop boatloads of African migrants on the seas and forcibly return them to Libya. ... Europe's reliance on Libyan complicity in holding back asylum seekers became particularly clear in the final days of Gaddafi's regime when the threatened dictator warned that if he was deposed, "thousands of people from Libya will invade Europe and there will be no one to stop them." In fact, Gaddafi made good on his promise when, in May 2011, Libyan authorities reportedly began putting non-Libyan citizens on boats and sending them north to...
  • Comic-Con Trailer: The Walking Dead: Season 5

    07/25/2014 8:26:53 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 25, 2015 | amc
    Comic-Con Trailer: The Walking Dead: Season 5 Get an early look at the new season before it premieres on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 9pm.
  • Take Off Your SUNGLASSES

    07/25/2014 8:26:22 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 7 replies
    This video is about partying to: Take Off Your SUNGLASSES by Ezra Furman and the Harpoons http://ezrafurman.com/
  • (UN) War crimes commission takes aim at Islamic State (i.e. ISIS)

    07/25/2014 8:23:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 25, 2014 8:08 PM EDT
    The head of the independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes said Friday that commanders of the Islamic State extremist group are good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged perpetrators. Brazilian diplomat and scholar Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said the al-Qaida breakaway group, which now controls a swath of north and eastern Syria, has carried out public executions, crucifixions and other gross human rights violations. [] He said the list includes people who are criminally responsible for hostage-taking, torture and executions; heads of Syrian intelligence branches and detention facilities where detainees are tortured; military commanders who target...
  • Is Putin Worse Than Stalin?

    07/25/2014 8:22:48 PM PDT · by duckln · 51 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 7-25-14 | Pat Buchanan
    In Ukraine, Putin responded to a U.S.-backed coup, which ousted a democratically elected political ally of Russia, with a bloodless seizure of the pro-Russian Crimea where Moscow has berthed its Black Sea fleet since the 18th century. This is routine Big Power geopolitics.
  • President Obama: Border crisis is a shared responsibility

    07/25/2014 8:21:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    PMS NBC ^ | 07/25/14 | Rachel Kleinman
    <p>The ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is a shared responsibility, President Obama said Friday aftermeeting with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala at the White House on Friday.</p>
  • California state senator facing additional charge (Leland Yee)

    07/25/2014 8:18:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 25, 2014 11:15 PM EDT
    A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Franciscos Chinatown. [] Yee pleaded not guilty to the original eight charges. He will have to enter a plea Wednesday to the charges in the new indictment. The new accusations allege that San Francisco Democrat offered to help pass legislation making it harder for professional football players to obtain workers compensation in California, in exchange for campaign contributions from an unidentified NFL owner. The new...
  • ObamaCare, The Halbig Lawsuit and Why Gruber 2012 VS Gruber 2014 Matters

    07/25/2014 8:18:17 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/25/2014 | sundance
    When your own stick turns out to be a boomerang, or what happens when you step on your own rake ! The latest revelations in the ObamaCare debacle revolve around Obama architect Jonathan Gruber. You might remember back in 2010 during the fight over ObamaCare mandates we the people were told the mandate was a penalty and not a tax. However, when ObamaCare challenges ultimately reached the courtroom the administration argument was exactly the opposite. The government argued the mandate was a tax not a penalty; only as a tax could the construct survive legal scrutiny. This latest Gruber development...
  • JOAN RIVERS DEFENDS ISRAEL IN EPIC RANT (Strong language)

    07/25/2014 8:18:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/25/14
    When TMZ caught up with comedian Joan Rivers Thursday outside of LAX she unleashed an emotional rant on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, screaming, "You are all insane, they [Palestinians] started it!" Rivers got animated at the paparazzi's question about the mounting civilian casualties, saying, Let me just tell you, if New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out. If we heard they were digging tunnels from New Jersey to New York, we would get rid of Jersey." Raising her voice, Rivers said, "Don't put your God damn things in private homes, don't put your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-26-14, M, Sts. Joachim and Anne, Parents, Bl. Virgin Mary

    07/25/2014 8:11:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 26, 2014Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Reading 1 Jer 7:1-11 The following message came to Jeremiah from the LORD:Stand at the gate of the house of the LORD,and there proclaim this message:Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judahwho enter these gates to worship the LORD!Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:Reform your ways and your deeds,so that I may remain with you in this place.Put not your trust in the deceitful words:“This is the temple of the LORD!The temple of the LORD! The temple...
  • Another Stunning Admission in Gruber's Speech: The Public Option Was Single Payer

    07/25/2014 8:07:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | July 25, 2014 | John Sexton
    As I was watching the video clip of Jonathan Gruber talking about state-based exchanges and subsidies last night I came across another admission which deserves some attention. A few minutes later in the Q&A following his January 18, 2012 speech, Gruber admits that the public option was an attempt to slip single-payer into the Affordable Care Act.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)So I like the public option. The public option is actually the brainchild of another academic, a guy named Jacob Hacker who's at Yale. And the public option, basically it was a clever idea. He said look, the left wants single-payer, the right wants...
  • "America's toughest Sheriff" speaks out on immigration crisis

    07/25/2014 8:04:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    kusi news ^ | 7-25-2014
    "First of all, we should be asking them for money, then take away some foreign aid. Number two, where was the Mexican president? The most important country - all these kids are coming through Mexico. Why didn't (the Obama Administration) invite the Mexican president, or have a summit that our president go to Mexico and have the meeting in Mexico?" "The (undocumented migrants) are still going to come; they've been coming for years. All at once, because some are children, everybody's getting excited about it. But the reason they're coming is they think they have a free pass because of...
  • Having Fun with the Equation of Time

    07/25/2014 8:04:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | David Dickinson on
    That funky figure eight [on a globe] is whats known as an analemma, and it traces out the course of the Sun in the sky through the year as measured from a daily point fixed in apparent solar time. ... Solar Noon occurs when the Sun stands at its highest elevation (also known as its altitude) above the local horizon when it transits the north-south meridian. The trouble is, the passage apparent solar time doesnt exactly match what we call solar mean time, or the 24 hour rotation of the Earth. In fact, this discrepancy can add up to as...