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  • Former Australian Naval officer reunited with cap after swapping with US Navy man 53 years ago

    09/04/2015 4:52:36 PM PDT · by naturalman1975
    ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | 4th September 2015 | Jane Ryan
    After more than 50 years, a former Australian Naval petty officer has been reunited with a cap he swapped one night on shore leave in the Philippines. The cap has travelled to Hobart from the United States where it was discovered languishing in a Massachusetts basement. Roger Dewar is 73 now, but in 1964 he was a young petty officer serving in the Asia Pacific on the HMAS Quiberon. On shore leave in the Philippines one night he met and fell in with a group of American Navy men, one of whom was an electrician's mate named Ray Silvia. At...
  • Merkel says Germany can cope with refugees without raising taxes

    09/04/2015 4:50:37 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 4 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 5 sept 2015
    Merkel says Germany can cope with refugees without raising taxes A record 104,460 asylum seekers entered Europe's biggest economy in August, and the country expects about 800,000 refugees and migrants this year - four times last year's level.
  • Gov’t Accuses Company Of Discrimination Over Employees Having To Prove Citizenship Status

    09/04/2015 4:50:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 09/03/15 | Joe Schoffstall
    The Department of Justice has accused a business of discrimination due to the company requiring employees to show proof of citizenship for employment. The DOJ claims that Nebraska Beef Ltd., a Nebraska-based meat packing company, “required non-U.S. citizens, but not similarly-situated U.S. citizens, to present specific documentary proof of their immigration status to verify their employment eligibility.” After receiving pressure from the government, Nebraska Beef agreed to pay $200,000 in a civil penalty settlement and said they will establish an uncapped back pay fund for people who lost wages because they could not prove they are in the country legally....
  • ISIS in your backyard

    09/04/2015 4:49:09 PM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    New English Review ^ | Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 | Rebecca Bynum
    ISIS in your backyardChattanooga. Paris. Garland, Texas. Copenhagen. New York City. Ottawa. Moore, Oklahoma. What do these wildly diverse places have in common? They’re all Western cities that have suffered terror attacks at the hands of ISIS supporters in the past year. Since the start of 2015 alone we have had dozens of American citizens arrested for plotting terror and supporting ISIS (this list from late May has already increased substantially). Practically every week comes a new round of homegrown jihadists arrested or some new plot broken up—or not broken up, as we saw most recently in Chattanooga. Now,...
  • Donald Trump's Hardcore Hater

    09/04/2015 4:43:28 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 17 replies
    CNN.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Chris Moody and Alex Lee
    Tallahassee, Florida (CNN)To Donald Trump's supporters, the real estate mogul-turned-presidential candidate is a refreshing reprieve from politics-as-usual, a man who shuns political correctness and the status quo. To Rick Wilson, a longtime Republican political consultant who has spent the past few months waging war on Trump's candidacy, The Donald is something else entirely. In Wilson's words, Trump is a "cancer," an "epic douche canoe," a "statist" with "a little delicious hint of fascism in the mix" whose presidential nomination will spell apocalypse for the Republican Party. And that's just the printable stuff.
  • 30-Foot-Long Basking Shark That Washed Up on Maine Beach Dies Despite Rescue Efforts

    09/04/2015 4:42:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/03/15 | AVIANNE TAN
    Beachgoers in Lubec, Maine, near the Canadian border, tried to save a 30-foot-long basking shark that recently washed ashore, according to a video showing the desperate rescue attempt. Onlooker Mark Olsen recorded the video Wednesday morning, when more than a dozen people spent several hours pouring buckets of ocean water into the large shark's gills and onto its skin. The 30-foot-long shark can be seen immobile, lying on its side with a bloodied fin in the video. Despite the efforts to save the shark, it died Wednesday afternoon, according to Lubec Town Administrator John Sutherland. He said the College of...
  • Obama, Saudi King put warm gloss over differences

    09/04/2015 4:40:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/4/15 | Andrew Beatty
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed Saudi Arabia's King Salman for a long-delayed first White House summit marked by warm public words, amid clashing views on Middle Eastern crises. Obama made the rare move of greeting the 79-year-old monarch at the doors of the White House, as he hailed the "longstanding friendship" between the two countries. Salman's inaugural visit as king -- originally scheduled for May and canceled by Riyadh -- had been billed as a way of putting relations back on a more stable footing. In the Oval Office, Obama was effusive, saying he wanted...
  • Cruz circulating 'defund Planned Parenthood' letter

    09/04/2015 4:40:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/4/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) plans to send a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) early next week urging him not to schedule a vote on legislation that continues to fund Planned Parenthood.“In light of recent and horrific revelations that Planned Parenthood is trafficking in fetal tissue and body parts from abortions, we urge you not to schedule or facilitate the consideration of any legislation that authorizes or appropriates federal dollars for Planned Parenthood," reads a draft of Cruz's letter, which was obtained by The Hill.The Washington Post first reported on the letter's existence. The GOP presidential candidate, who...
  • Trump uses Jeb’s dad’s ‘Willie Horton’ tactic to attack him, libs run to Bush’s defense

    09/04/2015 4:32:41 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | 09/01/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is borrowing a move from George H.W. Bush’s playbook to attack his son Jeb as being weak on illegal immigration. In an ad that has drawn comparisons to the elder Bush’s Willie Horton ad, Trump released a video on Instagram Monday that played Jeb Bush’s speech about illegal aliens committing an “act of love” by coming to America, contrasted with pictures of illegals who have committed horrid crimes.
  • Martin O’Malley Says U.S. Should Accept 65,000 Syrian Refugees (He's Out Of His Mind)

    09/04/2015 4:21:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rick Moran
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley thinks the U.S. response to the Syrian refugee crisis isn’t strong enough. President Obama has proposed taking in between 5,000 and 8,000 refugees this year. But O’Malley believes we need to admit nearly 10 times that number. CNN “I support the call from humanitarian and refugee organizations for the United States to accept at least 65,000 Syrian refugees next year,” he said in a statement Friday. “If Germany — a country with one-fourth our population — can accept 800,000 refugees this year, certainly we — the nation of immigrants and refugees — can do more.”...
  • Ceres Mystery Gets MORE Mysterious

    09/04/2015 4:19:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    unknowncountry.com ^ | Friday, September 4, 2015
    Christopher Russell, Professor of Geophysics and Space Physics at UCLA cannot discuss the new high resolution images from Ceres because they have been embargoed by the science journal Nature. ... Russell was able to discuss the issue of Ceres' strange bright spots, appearing prominently in both the large crater known as 'Occator', of which is 60 miles (90 km) across and 2 miles (4 km) deep, and on the slopes of an extremely strange, pyramid-shaped mountain that is 4 miles (6 km) tall. These spots, as described by professor Russell, appear to be a powdery substance that is deposited on...
  • What Hill Do We Die On, Then? (Kim Davis and Religious Liberty)

    09/04/2015 4:15:38 PM PDT · by yongin · 37 replies
    American Conservative ^ | SEpt 4, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    have said these past couple of days that as gay rights and the ideology at its heart continues to conquer our culture, I expect us small-o orthodox Christians to have to take a hard, sacrificial stand against the state and society, for the sake of religious liberty. Kim Davis’s situation, I’ve said, is not the hill to die on. The reason for this is certainly contestable, but here it is, in a nutshell. 1. Kim Davis’s position is unwinnable. Nobody seriously expects her to get gay marriage overturned, or even to succeed in carving out a special zone of protection...
  • Rasmussen: Trump Making Big Gains With GOP Voters

    09/04/2015 4:12:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 4,2016 | Cathey Burke
    GOP presidential contender Donald Trump's edge with Republican voters is steadily ticking up, and now measures a formidable 66 percent, according to a new survey released Friday. The Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday, shows the new number of Republicans who think it's likely Trump will be the party's nominee is up 7 points, from 59 percent a week ago, and up 10 points, from 56 percent, from two weeks ago. The only chink in the armor, the pollster notes, is that only 26 percent consider a Trump nomination "very likely" compared with 29 percent in the previous survey. When Trump...
  • Summer reading list with gay theme stokes controversy at elite university

    09/04/2015 4:10:33 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/15 | none listed
    A gay and lesbian-themed graphic novel on an elite university reading list for some incoming college freshmen is generating pushback among Christian students who feel the material is “pornographic.” “Fun Home,” a best-selling story that features a girl coming out as a lesbian and discovering her father was gay, is among several books selected by Duke University “to give incoming students a shared intellectual experience with other members of their class.” Instead, the racy reading material -- which is recommended, but not required -- seems to have stirred up controversy.
  • A translation of Jeb’s attack on Donald

    09/04/2015 4:05:28 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/03/2015 | Tom Toles
    “He attacks me every day. With barbarities! This must stop. We must unite as a party and direct barbarities such as Willie Horton ads at the OTHER party. I hope Trump doesn’t try to deport me for speaking in Spanish! Our party needs to be responsible about xenophobia and confine its efforts to things like questioning Obama’s birth certificate. And we surely must not let Trump get away with claiming to be smart at economics. I have claimed that I can deliver a 4% growth rate, so I know an economic charlatan when I see one. There isn’t room in...
  • Trumps needs to call Bibi and do a tour of Israel in the very near future. (vanity)

    09/04/2015 3:59:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    What Trump needs to do to burnish or, at a minimum, lay the foundation of his foreign affairs credentials is to go to Israel and get a tour by Bibi of its borders and get an indepth discussion of Israel's fear of attack by Iran and Israel's take take on the muslim threat.This would give him an angle of authority with which to push back against interviewers like Hugh Hewitt.Trump can say "I've been there...have you?""Have you had a one on one meeting with Bibi about the middle east. I may not be an expert, but I do know the...
  • NDP MP Fin Donnelly owes the media, Canadians and the Kurdi family an apology

    09/04/2015 3:59:46 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 6 replies
    The Rebel ^ | SEPTEMBER 04, 2015 | BRIAN LILLEY
    NDP MP Fin Donnelly and Tom Mulcair owe some apologies for spreading false information in the heartbreaking story of the Kirdi family. This story has captured the attention of all Canadians. We are all understandably upset and disturbed by what has happened as a result of the Syrian refugee crisis. Calls for accountability are coming from individuals in the media and elsewhere demanding that politicians be held to account. But should anyone be excused for spreading falsehoods while seeking that accountability? While some in the media party have been busy digging up quotes from MP's Chris Alexander and Jason Kenney...
  • Insect that looks like a wasp but crawls like a praying mantis is captured devouring a fly

    09/04/2015 3:47:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2015 | Sarah Griffiths
    Full title: The stuff of nightmares! Insect that looks like a wasp but crawls like a praying mantis is captured devouring a fly (after ripping off its prey's legs) If you have a fear of creepy crawlies, you may want to approach with caution. A YouTube user has captured a mantidfly, which looks like a wasp but has the front legs, sharp jaws and bulging eyes of a praying mantis, tucking into a small fly. The video shows the active hunter feasting on the fly's body, which it holds in its front legs and nibbles on like a human stripping...
  • Watsonville couple accused of robbing women at gunpoint with toddler in tow

    09/04/2015 3:45:05 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    KION ^ | Sep 04, 2015
    A Watsonville couple was arrested for allegedly robbing women's purses at gun point with their three year old son in the car, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office. Investigators said the couple, Diana Pacheco, 20 and Antonio Bravo, 20, robbed women at gunpoint in Live Oak and Capitola on Aug. 22nd.
  • Ted Cruz pledges ‘help is on the way’

    09/04/2015 3:39:33 PM PDT · by Isara · 18 replies
    Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | Thursday, 3 September 2015 | Roy Maynard
    U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz told an East Texas crowd the current political climate reminds him of another time in American history - the late 1970s. “We had the same failed economic policies, the same malaise,” he said during a brief campaign stop on Thursday at Smith’s Lone Star Event Center in Tyler. “We had the same failed foreign policies - with the same countries, Russia and Iran.” But the parallels give him hope, Cruz said. “Because we know how that story ends,” he said. “The American people rose up and gave us the Reagan Revolution. … We...
  • New York Times – Top Republican / GOP Strategists Planning Coordinated Destroy Trump Campaign…

    09/04/2015 3:38:41 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 60 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-4-2015 | sundance
    There is a solid argument to be made that forcing Donald Trump to sign the Republican Pledge was step one in this RNC/GOPe strategy. He’s now locked in the Thunderdome! When you fully understand the scope of how the Republican National Committee organized the entire road map to elect Jeb Bush, you begin to understand why Reince Priebus needed to lock the door behind Trump before unleashing the thugs upon him. Hundreds of millions will be spent on this RNC/GOPe effort to destroy Trump. It will be unlike any scorched earth campaign ever witnessed. The brutality of the intended targeting...
  • Donald Trump Biography Is Lively As Novel

    09/04/2015 3:36:41 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 13, 1985 | Robert Bruss
    TRUMP By Jerome Tuccille (Donald I. Fine, Inc., New York), 1985, $17.95, 235 pages, available in stock or by order at local bookstores such as B. Dalton and Waldenbooks. Romance, intrigue, controversy, alleged impropriety, success, family problems: this new biography of Donald Trump, 38, the successful developer of New York`s Grand Hyatt Hotel, Trump Plaza, Trump Tower, Atlantic City`s Harrah`s Casino and the owner of the USFL New Jersey Generals, is a book not to be missed. Author Jerome Tuccille has done an admirable job of gathering information about Trump and artfully organizing it into a lively, fast-paced book that...
  • Christie, Kasich won’t join criticism of Black Lives Matter rhetoric

    09/04/2015 3:29:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 09/04/2015 | David Weigel
    BERLIN, N.H. -- The Republican primary's scramble to the right has led to pointed criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement, and of the Obama administration's approach to police reform. After Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) criticized the president for "vilifying" law enforcement, other candidates found reasons to blame Democrats for an atmosphere where protesters could chant threats to police. "In the last six years under President Obama, we've seen a rise in anti-police rhetoric," wrote Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) in an op-ed this week. "Instead of hope and change, we've seen racial tensions worsen and a tendency to use law...
  • Five federal judges rebuke court: don’t tell the Little Sisters how to be Catholic

    09/04/2015 3:27:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | September 4, 2015
    Denver, Colo., Sep 4, 2015 / 03:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an unusual move, five federal judges have said their court should have given greater attention to the Little Sisters of the Poor’s religious freedom lawsuit against an Obama administration mandate that requires them to violate their Catholic beliefs, or face heavy fines. “When a law demands that a person do something the person considers sinful, and the penalty for refusal is a large financial penalty, then the law imposes a substantial burden on that person’s free exercise of religion,” five judges with the Denver-based Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • FARRAKHAN: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM HAS TO BE TAKEN DOWN

    09/04/2015 3:26:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday in Cleveland, OH at a “Justice Or Else!” rally for “10.10.15,” the 20th anniversary of The Million Man March gathering being held in Washington, D.C. on October 10, 2015, Louis Farrakhan said for real racial justice to occur the way God intended the whole American system “has to be taken down” as evidenced by President Barack Obama being elected and still not being able to change anything.
  • utherans call for 200,000 refugees to be admitted to US in 2016 including 100,000 Syrians

    09/04/2015 3:23:04 PM PDT · by robowombat · 44 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Lutherans call for 200,000 refugees to be admitted to US in 2016 including 100,000 Syrians Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 4, 2015 A reader has just alerted us to yet another federal refugee contractor, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), one-upping the other two contractors we have reported on, here and here both demanding that Obama admit 65,000 Syrians in FY2016. We thought those were outrageous demands! Linda-Hartke-square-headshot-for-blog1-290x300 Linda Hartke, CEO of LIRS, sent out the urgent e-mail to their members. LIRS is approximately 97% funded with your tax dollars! https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/how-much-of-your-tax-dollars-are-the-federal-refugee-resettlement-contractors-receiving/ But get this….. LIRS wants 100,000 Syrians! Either...
  • Where Are the Calls for Obama to Stop the Syrian Refugee Crisis He Created?

    09/04/2015 3:21:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you by now seen the massive amount of refugees flooding all parts of Europe? Now, why is that happening? It's not immigration. It's not immigration or illegal immigration or what have you. It is an invasion, and it is the direct result of things. There are reasons why so many people are fleeing where they live and trying to get to what they consider to be better places. And one of the reasons why, dare I say it, Barack Hussein Obama and American foreign policy. This is what happens when the United States abdicates its role as leader...
  • #STANDWITHKIM DAVIS

    09/04/2015 3:21:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    As of Friday morning, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis sits in jail for her refusal to hand out state licenses for same-sex marriages. She cited her First Amendment religious liberty in her defense. She was arrested after being held in contempt by a federal judge, District Judge David L. Bunning.
  • Mayor defends same-sex marriages [Gavin Newsom 2004]

    09/04/2015 3:20:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    CNN.COM ^ | 22 FEBRUARY 2004 | CNN.COM
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged Newsom to obey the law.
  • What we are seeing in Europe is the hijra

    09/04/2015 3:19:42 PM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Frontpage magazine: What we are seeing in Europe is the hijra Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 4, 2015 Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch has penned an excellent piece describing how what we are seeing in Europe is not a spontaneous wave of humanity simply looking for a better life, but in fact we are seeing the hijra—emigration for the cause of Allah. hijra Is the hijra coming to America? I think it is already here and I wrote about it. (Published by the Center for Security Policy and available at Amazon) Remember how former Libyan leader Col. Gaddafi famously...
  • Iran Promises to ‘Set Fire’ to U.S. Interests

    09/04/2015 3:16:03 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 3, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A senior Iranian military official has vowed to “set fire” to all U.S. interests in the region and maintained that the Islamic Republic welcomes war with America, according to regional reports demonstrating that Tehran is still committed to fighting the United States in the wake of a recently inked nuclear accord. “In threatening remarks,” a top Iranian commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) stated that Iran is prepared to “annihilate” U.S. and Israeli war forces should they “take the slightest military move against Iran,” according to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.
  • US Boosts Efforts to Help Syrian Refugees

    09/04/2015 3:13:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    VOA News ^ | September 03, 2015 9:16 PM | Pamela Dockins
    US Boosts Efforts to Help Syrian Refugees Pamela Dockins September 03, 2015 9:16 PM STATE DEPARTMENT— The State Department said Thursday that the U.S. had stepped up efforts to process Syrian refugees seeking admission to the United States. Spokesman Mark Toner said the total number of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. since the start of the country’s crisis in 2011 was expected to reach about 1,800 by the end of October. He commented after photographs emerged showing the body of a 3-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned off the coast of Greece. The child’s mother and brother were also among...
  • Vanity: S&W 642 for a first gun?

    09/04/2015 3:13:14 PM PDT · by TheDandyMan · 46 replies
    Hello all, Recently, my mother decided to acquire her first handgun, specifically a revolver. After poking through the vast expanses of the inter-webs, one of the prime contenders has come out to be the Smith and Wesson 642. On its face, it seems to fit the bill. Namely, it's small, seems like it's fairly accurate for a gun its size, and can fire +P ammunition. I have seen some complaints about the trigger being somewhat stiff, but, my experience with these guns being non-existent, I don't know if it's worse than other double action only handguns. Also, being an airweight,...
  • September 04, 2015 - The Goldberg File by Jonah Goldberg

    09/04/2015 3:12:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    National Review Newsletter E-Mail ^ | September 4, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    ... Yes, I know that there are plenty of decent and honorable people who support Trump. For instance, my friend John Nolte over at Breitbart is one. He constantly celebrates Trump because Trump has all the right enemies and defies the conventional rules governing politics and media: ... But this is not an argument for Trump as a serious presidential candidate. It is really no argument at all. It is catharsis masquerading as principle, venting and resentment pretending to be some kind of higher argument. Every principle used to defend Trump is subjective, graded on a curve. Trump is like...
  • MPD officer confronted by crowd, punched, police say (Madison, Wisconsin)

    09/04/2015 3:10:20 PM PDT · by usconservative · 13 replies
    WISC TV - Channel 3 Madison Wisconsin ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | None Listed
    A Madison police officer was confronted by a crowd and punched after a street fight on Prairie Road Wednesday night, according to a release from Madison police. The officer stopped in the area of Prairie Road and Jacobs Way around 6:20 p.m. after spotting a large number of people in the street. He said that as he approached he saw a woman punch a man in the face, and he could see that the woman had a can of pepper spray. The officer said that as he went to arrest the woman he was surrounded by a crowd that was...
  • Analysts: Beijing Parade a 'Bazaar' of Stolen Technology

    09/04/2015 3:08:03 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    VOA News ^ | September 04, 2015 7:10 AM | Saibal Dasgupta
    Analysts: Beijing Parade a 'Bazaar' of Stolen Technology Military vehicles carry DF-5B intercontinental ballistic missiles during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Sept. 3, 2015. Military vehicles carry DF-5B intercontinental ballistic missiles during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Sept. 3, 2015. China Showcases Military Strength at WWII Parade China Parade Draws Putin, but Few Other Major World Leaders Beijing Readies for Massive WWII Military Parade Disappointing Report on China's...
  • Oregonians putting 'No Californians' stickers on for sale signs

    09/04/2015 3:06:56 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 47 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 4, 2015 | Amy Graff
    Oregonians are fed up with the rising home prices in Portland and seem to think Californians are to blame. "No Californians" stickers are mysteriously popping up on for sale signs in front homes that are on the market. The stickers resemble a no smoking sign with a silhouette of the Golden State slashed out in red.
  • More Than 350,000 Migrants (sic) Have Fled to Europe This Year

    09/04/2015 3:01:50 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    VOA News ^ | September 01, 2015 2:35 PM
    IOM: 350,000 Migrants Have Fled to Europe This Year Print More Than 350,000 Migrants Have Fled to Europe This Year VOA News Last updated on: September 01, 2015 2:35 PM The International Organization for Migration said Tuesday that more than 350,000 migrants have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean this year, fleeing turmoil and poverty in the Mideast and Africa in search of a better life in Europe. The intergovernmental agency said more than 234,000 of them landed on the shores of Greece, with another 114,000 migrants arriving in Italy, and much smaller numbers in Spain and Malta. About...
  • MarK Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 4-7,2015

    09/04/2015 2:57:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 4, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Sicily: Elderly couple murdered by African refugee; some locals take revenge

    09/04/2015 2:53:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Sicily: Elderly couple murdered by African refugee; some locals take revenge Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 4, 2015 You’ve probably seen the news of the grisly murders of an elderly husband and wife on Sicily. The wife, 70 years old, is believed to have been sexually assaulted before being thrown off a balcony to her death. This is an update. Sicily murdered I don’t think we even have to say ‘alleged’ murderer in this case. Mamadou Kamara was wearing clothes he stole from the victims and had his own bloody trousers in his possession . The refugee, Mamadou Kamara,...
  • Vets Died Waiting for VA to Process Huge Paperwork Backlog

    09/04/2015 2:51:33 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | September 04, 2015 | Michael Tennant
    The Veterans Administration (VA) has an enormous backlog of paperwork, and as a result, hundreds of thousands of veterans have died waiting for the VA to process their records. Meanwhile, over 10,000 records were deleted without processing, and the employees responsible were not disciplined. Those are the conclusions of a new report from the VA’s inspector general (IG). At the request of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the IG undertook an investigation of a series of allegations made against the VA. The IG substantiated the allegations with only minor caveats.
  • HIV prevention drug 100 percent effective, latest study suggests

    09/04/2015 2:51:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    A study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases showed the controversial daily pill preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prevented HIV infection in all 657 patients who took it for two and a half years. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012 approved a fixed-dose treatment of emtricitabine and tenofovir for people who do not have HIV but may be at risk of contracting it. Those antiviral drugs comprise PrEP, sold under the brand name Truvada, which can keep HIV infection at bay when an individual is exposed from injection drug use or unprotected sex. “Our study is the first...
  • Weekly Peppers Thread

    09/04/2015 2:47:27 PM PDT · by z taxman · 7 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Kim Boatman
    I've led a few cleaning expeditions in the garage this summer. So far I count these adventures a success because we haven't lost anyone, and through some intense diplomatic negotiation, we've actually managed to agree to let a few treasures find their way to new homes. But I keep coming across those boxes of canning jars. Some summers ago, I actually found time to make jams, jellies and pickles. (I even found a jar or two of forgotten jam in that garage cupboard, but that's another story.) But the big graniteware canner stopped making appearances in the kitchen about the...
  • U.S. Communities Targeted for “Blue Zone” Social Engineering

    09/04/2015 2:47:04 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | September 04, 2015 | Alex Newman
    In government schools across America in communities being targeted to become “Blue Zones,” children may soon be chanting “Hara Hachi Bu” before eating their lunch — at least between the data-mining and intrusive scoring to determine “progress” in their physical, mental, and spiritual “well being.” The Japanese phrase, associated with the Eastern religion of Confucianism, translates roughly to “eat until you are 80 percent full.” Parents, meanwhile, will receive wide-ranging instructions covering everything from the food they eat and the “tribe” they associate with to the location in their home designated for sexual activity and even the size of their...
  • Going on Medved to Trash GOPe / Support Cruz & Trump (now ish)

    09/04/2015 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 49 replies
    me ^ | 9/4/2015 | Uncle Miltie
    I know why people support Trump. I prefer Cruz. But I will support Trump. Because to promote Conservatism, we must first defeat the: • The GOP "Leadership" • The Establishment • The RINOs • The Wall Street Journal • The Michaels MEDVEDs. Conservativism will only succeed after we defeat these key defenders of Uniparty Statism. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. TRUMP IS A SOLUTION. I’m not going to debate you, because you practice rhetoric and excuses, just like the rest of the RINO statist defenders. We’ll elect Trump just to stick it to you. You EARNED Trump. Choke on it.
  • Drones Capture Breathtaking Footage of Basking Sharks

    09/04/2015 2:44:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Discovery news ^ | 8/05/15 | unattributed
    INCREDIBLE Basking Sharks filmed from a drone Tobermory Scotland
  • The Other Donald Trump Interview with Hugh Hewitt

    09/04/2015 2:41:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    National Review obtained this exclusive fake transcript. HH: Joined now by Donald Trump. Donald Trump, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show, it’s always a pleasure to talk to you. DT: Thank you, Hugh. HH: Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you born? DT: Okay, fine. [pause] HH: All right. I’m on with Donald Trump. So, where were you born? DT: Can you give me a little . . . HH: I’m asking in which place you were born. It’s not a gotcha question, Donald Trump. You know I don’t do those here. DT: Well, that is a...
  • Boeing opens commercial spaceship plant in Florida

    09/04/2015 2:41:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Sat Sep 5, 2015 1:20am IST | Irene Klotz
    Boeing's newly named CST-100 Starliner spaceships will be prepared for flight in a processing hangar once used by NASA's space shuttles. The capsule's debut test flight is targeted for 2017. Starliners will fly from nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard Atlas 5 rockets, which are built and flown by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing. NASA is paying up to $4.2 billion for a Starliner test flight and up to six missions to the station. The U.S. space agency has a similar contract with privately owned SpaceX, which intends to accomplish the work for $2.6...
  • Weekly Preppers' Thread

    09/04/2015 2:37:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    9/4/15 | kartographer
    Preppers you know what we are looking for things like good preparedness supply buys, small discoveries and helpful hints which possible by themselves would make a interesting thread, but would be of interest to fellow preppers.
  • Petition to the White House: Bring in 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to live permanently in US!

    09/04/2015 2:21:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Sept 4, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Petition to the White House: Bring in 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to live permanently in US! by Ann Corcoran Editor: I know some of you who have subscribed to RRW don't like getting too many e-mails in one day, but honestly this issue is reaching a fever-pitch and we must at least try to keep up with the news being driven by the events in Europe and the uptick in lobbying activity by Obama's federal refugee contractors as they push for massive numbers of refugees, especially Syrians, to be admitted to the US in fiscal year 2016 which begins on...