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  • White teen killed by black cop in Alabama mirrors Ferguson

    11/29/2014 12:40:59 AM PST · by Ray76 · 1 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov 27, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Gilbert Collar, a white, unarmed 18-year-old under the influence of drugs was shot and killed Oct. 6, 2012, by Officer Trevis Austin, who is black, in Mobile, Alabama. Despite public pressure for an indictment, a Mobile County grand jury refused to bring charges against Officer Austin, concluding that the officer acted in self-defense.
  • Reminder #43: Obama Really Doesn’t Believe that America has a Right to Exist

    11/28/2014 11:56:22 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 11-28-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    November 28, 2014 Reminder #43: Obama Really Doesn’t Believe that America has a Right to Exist By Daniel Greenfield Obama went down to Chicago and continued his usual sneering promotion of amnesty. There was a time when Obama tried to play noble. He’s given that up for smug and condescending until he sounds exactly like his hipster advisers.“I was just traveling in Asia — you go to Japan, they don’t have problems with certain folks being discriminated against because mostly everybody is Japanese,” Obama said. Obama doesn’t seem to know that… 1. There’s plenty of discrimination in Japan, including internal...
  • Mickey Rourke wins exhibition bout in Moscow

    11/28/2014 11:55:44 PM PST · by Hugin · 7 replies
    msn ^ | Associated Press
    MOSCOW (AP) Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout. Rourke sent 29-year-old Pasadena native Elliot Seymour to the canvas twice in the second round before the referee stopped the fight. The bout at a Moscow concert hall was Rourke's first fight in 20 years. He took a break from acting in the early 1990s, finishing a three-year pro boxing career with six wins and two draws.
  • UK multiculturism: Bristol sex ring: Girl, 13, was groomed and forced into sex with series of men

    11/28/2014 11:55:02 PM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | November 27 2014 | Steven Morris
    Shortly before Christmas 2012, a group of young men booked a room at a Premier Inn in Bristol. The friends, all in their early 20s and members of the city’s Somali community, chatted, drank and chewed the stimulant khat. One of the men, a local drug dealer called Said Zakaria – also known by his street name Target – was tasked with the job of finding some girls to “party with”. Zakaria, 22, made a few calls and went off to pick up a girl he had been having sex with who can only be identified as Complainant 1 –...
  • All-white Moses row: £90m Ridley Scott epic slammed over lack of black actors playing Egyptians

    11/28/2014 11:40:57 PM PST · by dennisw · 24 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 27 November 2014 | Sam Creighton
    The hashtag #boycottexodusmovie has been trending on Twitter as posters express there anger over the film's casting of white actors as Egyptians Director Ridley Scott has been bullish about the issue of casting and said it was a business decision to hire white actors He claimed he wouldn't get financing if he hired 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' The cast does includes a number of actors of color, although it is mainly in minors roles including as servants. Sir Ridley Scott has found himself embroiled in a race row after his latest film was branded ‘too white’. Twitter users are urging...
  • Caught: Mary's (Landrieu's Chief of Staff says if re-elected she will vote with Obama) 97%

    11/28/2014 11:35:17 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    Black Conservatives Fund obtained video footage of Mary Landrieu's Chief of Staff telling an all-Democrat crowd that Mary Landrieu would in fact keep voting with President Barack Obama 97% of the time if she is reelected.
  • Michael Brown’s Mother Under Investigation For Assaulting People Selling T-Shirts In Son’s Name

    11/28/2014 11:27:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 29, 2014 | Nathan Francis
    Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain teen Michael Brown, could be facing jail time for reportedly attacking people selling t-shirts that read “Justice for Michael Brown.” A police report obtained by The Smoking Gun identified McSpadden as one of a group of people who physically attacked people who were selling the t-shirts. The report also claims that the attackers stole cash and merchandise from the vender. The incident happened back in October, but this week the Ferguson police department said that the investigation remains open. The case appears to have some twists. As Mediaite pointed out, one of the people...
  • Obama unleashed: Defies GOP election wins, moves in opposite direction

    11/28/2014 11:16:38 PM PST · by yoe · 6 replies
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | November 26, 2014 | By David Lightman and Anita Kumar
    President Barack Obama has spent November acting with a defiant fury, moving with little regard for the message voters sent at the polls.[snip] Instead of reaching out to Republicans who won control of next year’s Congress Nov. 4, he’s charged ahead with initiatives that infuriate the victors, prompting critics to label him a “king” or “emperor.” [snip] Obama instead draws his already insular circle tighter. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel doesn’t spout the White House line in public, so he’s out. Chief of Staff Denis McDonough becomes a frequent visitor to Congress but doesn’t heed warnings from Republican leaders that an...
  • Obama’s immigration order could cost Florida taxpayers billions

    11/28/2014 10:36:09 PM PST · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Florida Watchdog ^ | Nov 27, 2014 | William Patrick
    Florida has the highest increase in illegal immigration of any state from 2009 to 2012, according to the Pew Research Center. President Obama’s executive order last week in which he bypassed Congress and suspended deportations to some 4 to 5 million undocumented aliens will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the state, both politically and economically. FAIR, a pro-legal immigration nonpartisan group, estimates that between local, state and federal costs, Florida taxpayers could eventually see a $981 tax burden per household to service the nearly 1 million unauthorized immigrant residing in the state.
  • Constitution Check: Does the government have the authority to write restaurant menus?

    11/28/2014 10:21:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 27, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, tackles a weighty issue: the FDA’s constitutional ability to mandate calorie counts on restaurant menus nationwide. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized…rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants [and] similar retail food establishments….The menu labeling final rule applies to restaurants and similar retail food establishments if they are part of a chain of 20 or more locations, doing business under the same name and offering for sale substantially the same menu items. Covered food establishments will be required to clearly and...
  • Gallup: Peak number of Americans delaying medical care over costs

    11/28/2014 10:17:23 PM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 28, 2014
    One in three Americans has put off seeking medical treatment in 2014 due to high costs, according to Gallup — the highest percentage since Gallup began asking the question in 2001. Thirty-three percent of Americans have delayed medical treatment for themselves or their families because of the costs they’d have to pay, according to the survey. Obamacare, of course, had promised that it would help make health care more affordable for everyone, but the number of people who can’t afford a trip to the doctor has actually risen three points since 2013, before most Obamacare provisions took effect. The hardest-hit:...
  • Traynor: Fixing Free Speech [by abolishing it]

    11/28/2014 10:16:59 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    The Dartmouth ^ | ZACH TRAYNOR
    Free speech is often cited as a cornerstone of American democracy. Individuals or a group have the right to express themselves and say whatever they want with fairly few restrictions. As long as the speech does not imminently incite violence, constitute slander or libel, or have excessively objectionable content, the speech is allowed. This protects crucial kinds of free expression, like criticisms of the government or U.S. policy, the publication of potentially risqué or provocative works and the ability to mock others for comedic effect. It allows for dissenting but respectful viewpoints critical to our system of democracy: people can...
  • [Flashback] Ted Cruz is Hiring Up DC's Smartest Politicos Ahead of 2016

    11/28/2014 10:13:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    InTheCapital ^ | August 29, 2014 | Tess VandenDolder
    It's never too early to start playing the "will he or won't he?" game with presidential contenders. For anyone who has ever met Ted Cruz, or listened to the senator speak, I think it's fairly obvious that this guy has some big ambitions. But behind any great man is an even greater staff, which which why some recent hires made by Cruz's campaign suggests he's beefing up with the best and brightest ahead of a presidential run in 2016. Some recent moves in Senator's Cruz's staff include: •Joel Mowbray, a consultant and Middle East and terrorism expert for the think...
  • Meet the house that inequality built: 432 Park Avenue

    11/28/2014 9:48:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    Fortune ^ | November 24, 2014 | Joshua Brown
    Along a stretch of New York City’s Park Avenue, between 56th and 57th Street, soars a tower so jaw-droppingly altitudinous that King Kong himself would likely think twice before scaling it.
  • Venezuela looks to cut spending as oil prices fall

    11/28/2014 9:48:05 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Newsday ^ | November 28, 2014
    President Nicolas Maduro is ordering a cut in government spending as Venezuela grapples with a plunge in world oil prices that threatens to bring more hardship for the petroleum-dependent economy. ... More than 95 percent of Venezuela's export earnings come from crude oil exports, and economists say the recent decline in prices will reduce the amount of dollars available for imports when Venezuelans are already suffering from widespread shortages and the world's highest inflation.
  • The physical evidence in the Michael Brown case supported the officer

    11/28/2014 9:45:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Post's The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | November 28, 2014 | Paul Cassell
    In the wake of the Michael Brown grand jury decision, several blog posts (including one by me Wednesday) have dissected Officer Darren Wilson’s testimony. Read by itself, different people can draw differing conclusions about whether it is accurate or not. But what hasn’t been widely discussed is whether the physical evidence confirms or contradicts his story. Perhaps the reason for this disinterest in the ballistics report, autopsies and other similar information is that for at least some of Brown’s supporters the facts are, apparently, largely irrelevant because Brown is a metaphorical “symbol” of injustice regardless of what actually happened. A...
  • The Early Church Fathers

    11/28/2014 9:44:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    The Early Church Fathers The Early Church Fathers were the disciples of the 12 apostles, the disciples of the disciples of the 12 apostles, the disciples of the disciples of the disciples of the 12 apostles, etc. In short they were the Christian leaders who took charge of the Church following the death of the 12 apostles. They were not only taught by the 12 apostles, they were also first-hand witnesses to the creation of the Church worldwide. Most, if not all, were martyred by being crucified, beheaded, fed to the lions at the Roman Coliseum, boiled in oil, or...
  • Protesters United Against Ferguson Decision, but Challenged in Unity

    11/28/2014 9:23:37 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 28, 2014 | JOHN ELIGON
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Demonstrators forced the temporary closing of the St. Louis Galleria mall after staging a mass “die-in” on Friday afternoon, lying on the floor for four and a half minutes In Oakland, Calif., a group of people protesting a grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer chained themselves to a train at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station, forcing officials to close the station and causing delays across the system. And in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Seattle, hundreds of demonstrators flocked to the streets and retail locations with chants like, “If we don’t get no...
  • BREAKING: COPS: NYT Reporter Who Published #DarrenWilson Address Calling Cops Nonstop

    11/28/2014 9:20:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 78 replies
    Got News ^ | 1/28/14
    The New York Times journalist who published Darren Wilson’s home address wants police protection and has been calling the police nonstop, has learned. Julie Bosman “keeps calling the 020th District station complaining about people harassing and threatening her,” our source told us. She’s also “complaining about numerous food deliveries being sent to her residence.” Chicago police department sources alerted about the glaring double standard on Friday. published Julie Bosman’s address in Chicago after she published the address of Officer Darren Wilson and his new wife in a widely criticized move.
  • Obama says Keystone XL is for exporting oil outside the U.S., experts disagree

    11/28/2014 9:07:58 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    PolifiFact ^ | November 20, 2014 | Lauren Carroll
    "Understand what this project is," Obama said at a Nov. 14 press conference in Burma. "It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else. That doesn't have an impact on U.S. gas prices." We asked several energy economics experts, and they believe that quite a bit -- if not most -- of the Keystone XL crude oil will be bought and used by American refineries. "It’s difficult to say with any certainty, but it is most likely that most would be refined...
  • Paul di Luccas big plan for McDonald's inside Churches.

    11/28/2014 9:02:56 PM PST · by lee martell · 24 replies
    Nov. 28, 14 | Lee Martell
    Let me know if this has already been talked about. I looked, but saw no prior discussion. There is a small social group of small business owners considering a most unorthodox proposal, that being to build a small McDonald's restaurant inside of existing churches. The theory being that this would help to increase church attendance, resulting in a net gain for both the participating house of worship and the locally held franchise. I truly thought this was nothing but an overwrought, ill conceived joke written by some bored agnostic, but now I'm not so sure. It is so off the...
  • Breaking: Explosive lawsuit reveals Michael Brown’s... record has charge for Second Degree murder

    11/28/2014 8:58:49 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies ^ | 11/28/14 | David Rufful
    Breaking: Explosive lawsuit reveals Michael Brown’s juvenile record has charge for Second Degree… Charles Johnson, Editor-in-chief of GotNews, filed a lawsuit in St. Louis seeking the release of Michael Brown’s juvenile criminal record, claiming they no longer need to be kept private. Johnson says law enforcement told him that Brown’s juvenile arrest record contains a second-degree murder charge and information linking him to the notorious Crips street gang.
  • Largest Ever Australian Warship Enters Fleet

    11/28/2014 8:45:18 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    USNI News ^ | November 28, 2014 | Sam LaGrone
    The first of two 27,000-ton amphibious warships was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on Friday, according to information from the service. HMAS Canberra (L-02) entered the RAN fleet on Friday during a ceremony at the service’s Fleet Base East in Sydney. Canberra and sister ship HMAS Adelaide will be the two largest ships in RAN history as part of about a $2.5 billion (USD) shipbuilding program. The ship’s design is based on a Spanish amphibious assault ship Juan Carlo I and built and designed by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia and BAE Systems Australia. The pair will be the first ships...
  • “Wilson Got Hit- You Must Acquit!” Report from Times Square today (vanity)

    11/28/2014 8:41:07 PM PST · by God luvs America · 3 replies
    11/28/2014 | Me
    Thanksgiving weekend is very traditional in my house; Thanksgiving morning we go to the Macy’s Parade (19 years running) then Friday I take my oldest into the city for shopping on black Friday. Lots of fun, shopping, dinner and a lot of daddy time. This year the specter of left wing Ferguson protestors loomed large over all of it in NYC. I was hoping not to see them on Thursday as I didn’t want the parade or my ride in or out of the city interrupted. Nothing ever materialized. I did see the video of the police stopping would be...
  • Pope calls for fighting hunger and poverty as key to stopping jihadists

    11/28/2014 8:34:45 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 141128 | Robert Spencer
    Alleviating hunger and poverty won’t end jihad terrorism. The Pope here is repeating the oft-refuted notion that poverty causes terrorism. CNS News noted in September 2013 that “according to a Rand Corporation report on counterterrorism, prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2009, ‘Terrorists are not particularly impoverished, uneducated, or afflicted by mental disease. Demographically, their most important characteristic is normalcy (within their environment). Terrorist leaders actually tend to come from relatively privileged backgrounds.’ One of the authors of the RAND report, Darcy Noricks, also found that according to a number of academic studies, ‘Terrorists turn out...
  • German far-left set to head first regional state

    11/28/2014 8:33:48 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies ^ | November 18, 2014
    The German far-left look set to make history this week in a deal that will lead to them taking their first regional state premiership since the Berlin Wall fell a quarter-century ago. Bodo Ramelow, 58, a member of the Linke, the successor to the former East Germany's ruling Marxist-Leninist Social Unity Party (SED), will break political taboos by signing a deal that will see him appointed regional prime minister in the state of Thuringia next month. The move is part of a power-sharing deal with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and environmentalist Greens to be signed this week and then...
  • Learning from my 2014 mistakes: A year of reckoning for Democrats (Delicious Schadenfreude Buffet)

    11/28/2014 8:32:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Salon ^ | November 28, 2014 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    No, red state women didn't save the party. But Ebola was a phony GOP-made crisis and Dems shouldn't have cowered. Thanksgiving is a great time for writers to reckon with whatever we got wrong over the year – and to be grateful that in this day and age we get to write every day, and put mistakes behind us quickly. So with the 2014 midterm election rapidly disappearing in the rearview mirror, I thought I’d reckon with my one big political mistake this past election cycle, as well as one big thing I got, sadly, right. In July 2013, long...
  • Is 'professor' who helped with Michael Brown autopsy who he says he is?(CNN liberal spin)

    11/28/2014 8:31:44 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Cohen and Matthew Stucker
    (CNN) -- The last thing an attorney might expect to receive at a deposition is a brain, but that's what the man said he was handing over. A brain. In a bucket. Sliding the bucket across the table and opening the lid, the man urged the lawyer, Michael Hodges, to take it. Hodges declined. The deposition continued. This might have gone down as just on odd moment in Kansas legal history were it not for the fact that about a year later the defendant, Shawn Parcells, ended up playing an instrumental role in the case of Michael Brown, who was...
  • Planned Parenthood becomes a religion

    11/28/2014 8:30:53 PM PST · by Morgana
    Red State ^ | November 24th, 2014 | streiff (Diary)
    ERICK ERICKSON FRONT PAGE WRITERS FEATURES E-LETTERS COFFEE & MARKETS GATHERING FRIENDS RedState Gathering Set For Atlanta in 2015! Click here for more information. « BACK | PRINT RS FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR Planned Parenthood becomes a religion By: streiff (Diary) | November 24th, 2014 at 04:00 PM | 14 RESIZE: AAA Share on Facebook 107 175 SHARES abortion clergy One of the most pernicious things the advocates of various deviancies and social pathologies are fond of doing in finding morally corrupt alleged “clergy” and getting them to endorse whatever perversion is in vogue. We’ve seen the homosexual marriage fascists to...

    11/28/2014 8:30:18 PM PST · by fhuxtable · 1 replies
    One gun that must be strictly controlled is: government’s gun. It should only be used to protect, not violate, individual rights & freedom.
  • Photo of Cop Hugging Boy at Ferguson Protest Tells Poignant Story

    11/28/2014 8:21:15 PM PST · by South40 · 12 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/28/2014 | Johnny Nguyen
    Police Sgt. Bret Barnum hugs 12-year-old Devonte Hart during a demonstration in Portland, Ore. calling for police reform after the Ferguson grand jury decision on Nov. 25, 2014. Sometimes, all you really need is a good hug. Amid the nationwide protests over the failure of a grand jury to indict a white police officer for shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., freelance photographer Johnny Nguyen snapped the picture above during a demonsration in Portland, Ore., on Nov. 25. "I came upon this boy who had tears in his eyes and I knew this was the place to be,...
  • Mom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussions

    11/28/2014 8:20:56 PM PST · by topher · 10 replies
    Yahoo Sports - AP article ^ | 28-November-2014 | ANN SANNER (Associated Press)
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A missing Ohio State University football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had his head messed up, according to a report filed with police.
  • (Vanity) The 23rd Paleo Psalm

    11/28/2014 8:05:05 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-28-2014 | grey_whiskers
    Paleo is my shepherd, I shall not want carbs It maketh me to lie down with leafy greens, it leads me to drink gallons of water it refreshes my gut flora It guides me along nutritional paths for health’s sake Even though I walk through the valley of chocolate I will fear no eclair For thou art with me thy whey protein and thy reduced portions they comfort me You prepare a table before me in the presence of my trainers You anoint my head with fish oil my cup overflows. Surely glucagon and Omega-3s will follow me all the...
  • Joy Behar Heaps Praise on Anti-Palin 'Conservative' Host of 'The View'

    11/28/2014 8:01:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | November 27, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    While discussing The View on Tuesday's Wendy Williams Show, Joy Behar called Nicolle Wallace “a day at the beach” in comparison to her predecessor Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck, who has since moved on to a cozy job with Fox News Channel, was known for her conservative opinions, which often resulted in heated debates between her and the show’s other hosts. Wallace, who has been labeled a conservative, peculiarly finds herself in the favorable opinion of Behar: "I like that little Republican over there. Nicole [Wallace]," Behar said of The View's newest co-host. "You know, I have dealt with Elisabeth Hasselbeck and...
  • Future abortionist: “abortion is beautiful”

    11/28/2014 7:55:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Nov 28, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    From an abortionist in training: “I am a young woman in my final year of medical school, training to be a kick-ass feminist doctor. I am fiercely committed to reproductive rights. Since my first year of school, I have been assisting with abortions as well as providing opportunities for other future doctors to learn this important skill. I believe abortion is a beautiful and powerful thing. I find anti-choice rhetoric to be predictable, hollow, and fraudulent.” Quoted at Abortionclinicdays April 19, 2010 Click here to see some “beautiful” abortions at nine weeks. (Warning; Graphic) Reprint from Video of actual...
  • Fort Carson troops will soon deploy, 'supporting Ukraine'

    11/28/2014 7:38:57 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies ^ | November 27, 2014 | Tom Roeder
    Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division will lead an American effort to bolster European allies and deter Russian aggression, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. The post just got a team of soldiers back from Germany where they led a NATO exercise, but the new mission is wider and will last longer. "This is not going to be a three-week or a month deployment," said a source at the post familiar with the new mission. The Army hasn't said how long the division troops will be overseas, leaving the deployment indefinite. U.S. European Command said that a 100-soldier team from the 16,000-soldier division...
  • Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain

    11/28/2014 7:34:31 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Fox Chicago ^ | 11-24-2014
    A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday. The week-old baby was in serious but stable condition in Westmead Children's Hospital a day after cyclists found him in a 2.5-meter (8-foot) deep drain beside the M7 Motorway in the Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill, police said in a statement. He was malnourished and dehydrated but had no apparent physical injury, police have said. His mother, Saifale Nai, did not appear in court to answer the attempted murder...
  • Russian Navy successfully tests new missile

    11/28/2014 7:30:57 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 28, 2014 | By Vladimir Isachenkov
    The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development. The Defense Ministry said the Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine test-fired a Bulava missile from an underwater position in the Barents Sea. The missile's warheads reached designated targets at a testing range in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. The Bulava suffered many failures during a decade of tests, raising doubts about the fate of Russia's most expensive and ambitious weapons program since the Soviet collapse. But a series of recent launches has been successful...
  • Paterson hosts Native American festival, focused on Great Falls

    11/28/2014 7:24:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.23.14 | Minjae Park
    Mitsu Yasukawa/ Staff Photographer Kodi Tarrant, 6, of Shinnecock, N.Y., waiting his turn Sunday as other dancers of Silver Cloud present their traditional dance at The Paterson Museum. The Sand Hill Band of the Lenape and Cherokee Indians, The Paterson Museum, and the National Park Service presented a festival of culture of the indigenous community of Paterson. PATERSON — Long before Alexander Hamilton identified the Great Falls as the site of the country’s first planned industrial city, and textile mills harnessing the water power multiplied, thrived, withered and crumbled, the Leni-Lenape Indians fished and hunted in the once densely...
  • Next Ferguson Narrative: Racist Cop Shot Kid For Questioning His Manhood

    11/28/2014 7:20:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler Blog ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    Just because there’s no evidence that “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” ever happened, and plenty of evidence to the contrary, that doesn’t mean you should change your opinion. Why let the facts get in the way of a good story? The Smoking Gun: Included in the grand jury material released tonight after the announcement that no charges would be filed in the Michael Brown killing is a handwritten witness account stating that the teenager charged at Officer Darren Wilson “like a football player. Head down.” The unidentified witness wrote that the 18-year-old Brown “has his arms out with attitude,” while “The...
  • Rick Santorum Vindicated (galloping toward Gomorrah)

    11/28/2014 7:19:37 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies ^ | November 26, 2014
    Shortly after the odious Lawrence v. Texas decision in which the US Supreme Court, in a grim foreshadowing of the short shrift it has given the desecration of the concept of marriage, decided to toss a couple of millenia of Western Civilization so no one’s libido would be restrained by law, Rick Santorum gave an interview with Associated Press: And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-29-14

    11/28/2014 7:16:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies ^ | 11-29-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 29, 2014Saturday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Rv 22:1-7 John said:An angel showed me the river of life-giving water,sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of Godand of the Lamb down the middle of the street,On either side of the river grew the tree of lifethat produces fruit twelve times a year, once each month;the leaves of the trees serve as medicine for the nations.Nothing accursed will be found anymore.The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it,and his servants will worship him.They will look upon his face, and his...
  • Kean University's $219,000 table the center of attention

    11/28/2014 7:16:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.23.14 | PATRICIA ALEX
    MICHAEL KARAS/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Attendees recently sat around Kean University's custom-made oak conference table. Breaking News: Legislator calls for investigation into Kean University's $219K conference tableIt costs more than $44,000 in tuition to attend Kean University for four years, and many of the school’s students struggle to pay the bill.  But the taxpayer-supported school in the township of Union spent $219,000 so far and has authorized up to $270,000 — about the average price of a house in the nearby working-class neighborhood — for a custom-made, circular conference table that seats 23 and features data ports, microphones and an illuminated...
  • Black Ferguson Residents Arm Themselves and Descend Upon White-Owned Business

    11/28/2014 7:11:53 PM PST · by lowbridge · 56 replies ^ | november 28, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    A group of four black Ferguson residents reportedly armed themselves and descended upon a white-owned business following a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. But unlike many of the Ferguson demonstrators, the armed men were there to protect the business, not destroy it in protest. The men told the Las Vegas Review Journal that they feel indebted to the white store owner, Doug Merello, who has given them employment over the years. “We would have been burned to the ground many times over if it weren’t for them,” Morello said following...
  • Diversity On 'The Walking Dead' Wasn't Always Handled Well (NPR)

    11/28/2014 7:04:59 PM PST · by Drango · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | November 28, 2014 | Eric Deggans
    For The Walking Dead, it was less like a conversation between two characters and more like a mini manifesto. The moment came during an episode called "Four Walls and Roof," as Bob Stookey spoke to hero Rick Grimes about a central theme this season: keeping your humanity in midst of a zombie apocalypse. "We push ourselves to let things go, and then we let some more go and some more ... and pretty soon there's things we can't get back," he tells Rick. "And if you let too much go along the way, that's not gonna work." "This is the...
  • A Star Has Been Named in Memory of Michael Brown

    11/28/2014 7:02:33 PM PST · by doug from upland · 41 replies
  • In Northern Ireland, Immigrants Are Increasingly Met With Fists

    11/28/2014 7:01:33 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 28, 2014 | Douglas Dalby
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland — More than 16 years after the Good Friday peace deal brought real hope that Protestants and Roman Catholics could live together in relative harmony, Northern Ireland is being racked by another wave of violence. The expanding problem appears to be partly racial and partly directed at immigrants of all backgrounds at a time when open borders in the European Union have led more legal migrants to Britain and Ireland in search of work. At the same time, war and economic deprivation have driven waves of legal and illegal migrants toward Europe from Asia, the Middle East...
  • Activists Help Pay for Patients’ Travel to Shrinking Number of Abortion Clinics

    11/28/2014 7:00:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    new york times ^ | NOV. 27, 2014 | JACKIE CALMES
    AUSTIN, Tex. — The young woman lived in Dallas, 650 miles from Albuquerque, but that was where she would have to go for an abortion, she was told. New state regulations had forced several of Dallas’s six abortion clinics to close, creating weekslong waiting lists. By the time the woman could get in, she would be up against the Texas ban on abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation.
  • Ferguson protest closes huge St. Louis-area mall

    11/28/2014 6:59:34 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 22 replies
    A.P. ^ | November 28, 2014 | JIM SALTER and TOM FOREMAN Jr.
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Officials temporarily closed a large shopping mall near St. Louis amid a protest triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. Several stores lowered their security doors or locked entrances as protests sprawled onto the floor while chanting, "Stop shopping and join the movement."
  • Children of Working Mothers Are More Likely To Be Overweight, Obese

    11/28/2014 6:51:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    University Herald ^ | Nov 25, 2014
    Nov 25, 2014 01:13 AM EST Children of Working Mothers Are More Likely To Be Overweight, Obese A mother's employment status could be linked to their children's weight over time, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that the majority of preschoolers of working moms may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year. "The only factor of the four that we investigated that mediated the relationship between maternal employment status and child obesity was how much...