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  • From the Border, Whistleblowin’ in the Wind

    10/02/2014 2:15:39 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    National Review ^ | October 1, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    A whistleblowing Border Patrol agent alleges that the Department of Homeland Security ignored health and safety concerns in attempting to transport illegal immigrants to a facility in Murrieta, Calif., the site of a high-profile confrontation between DHS and local citizens this past summer. In a whistleblower disclosure document obtained by National Review Online, the agent alleges that the federal government knowingly transported illegal immigrants to facilities that were unequipped to process them; disregarded repeated warnings from a Border Patrol agent about the public-health risks posed by the immigrants, many of whom were suffering from infectious diseases; rejected multiple offers of...
  • US Ebola fears grow

    10/02/2014 2:13:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 1, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    Fears are rising about the spread of Ebola in Texas after health officials revealed an infected patient had come into contact with nearly 20 people over the weekend. Health officials said they are working to track down every person who came in contact with the patient, who has been identified in multiple media reports as Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia. He remains in serious condition at a Dallas hospital. Duncan could have passed the virus to as many as 18 people between Wednesday, when he began to show symptoms of Ebola, and Sunday, when he entered medical isolation at Dallas...
  • White House: We Won’t Stop People From Ebola-Stricken Countries Coming To US

    10/02/2014 2:06:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/1/2014 | Neil Munro
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest rebuffed questions Oct. 1 about a possible federal ban on travel from Ebola-stricken countries, and said the president will rely instead on government medical professionals to contain imported epidemics.“These are the experts, they have a keen understanding of how to prevent the spread of this disease,” he said, adding “we can stop the spread of Ebola in its tracks.”“What are the conditions under which the President would order or want to see travel restrictions?” asked one reporter.“We are confident that the sophisticated medical infrastructure that exists here in the United States can prevent the wide...
  • Australian Parliament restricts veiled visitors

    10/02/2014 1:54:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 10/2/2014 | ROD McGUIRK
    Visitors who wear face veils to Australia's Parliament House have been restricted to sound-proof enclosed galleries usually reserved for noisy school groups under a new counterterrorism security measure announced on Thursday. Some senators accused the Parliament of sending a message that Muslim women can be treated as second-class citizens. The government department that runs Parliament House said in a statement that "persons with facial coverings" would no longer be allowed in the open public galleries of the House of Representatives or the Senate. They would be directed to the higher galleries where they could sit behind sound-proof glass. From there,...
  • CDC: Enterovirus D68 found in four patients who have died

    10/02/2014 1:43:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    WITI ^ | 10/2/2014
    Samples collected from four patients who recently died have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is unclear what role the virus played in their deaths. (snip) This year, enterovirus D68 has been sending more children than usual to the hospital with severe respiratory illnesses. It seems to be most affecting children with a history of asthma or breathing problems. As of Wednesday, the CDC had confirmed 472 cases in 41 states. The virus may also be linked to a small number of cases of a mysterious neurologic illness seen in...
  • Some Basic Facts and Clarifications about the Angels.

    10/02/2014 1:27:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10/1/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Jesus affirms the truth that we have Guardian Angels: See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father (Mat 18:10). On the feast of the Guardian Angels we consider a beautiful truth that God assigns an angel to have special care for us, it is a sign of his very specific love for each of us as individuals. The Catechism of the Catholic Church has much to say on angels. Here are just a few verses: The whole life...
  • Today's Toons 10/2/14

    10/02/2014 1:26:22 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 10/2/14 | pookie18
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  • Deadly Bird Flu In Seals Could Threaten Humans

    10/02/2014 1:13:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 1 replies
    natureworldnews.com ^ | Sep 04, 2014 | Brian Stallard
    Researchers have found a deadly strain of the avian influenza virus that has been sweeping through harbor seals may be able to spread to humans. That's according to a study recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications. The study, led by investigators from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, details how an avian H3N8 virus strain that had killed more than 160 seals along the New England coast back in 2011 boasted specific characteristics that allowed it to be easily spread through respiratory droplets and made it a potential threat for human infection.
  • YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MYTH DOWN ... Ann Coulter

    10/02/2014 12:11:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Ann Coulter dot Com ^ | 1 Oct 2014 | Ann Coulter
    We're interrupting our Republican Senate 2014 Marathon this week for a brief note on the media. (But contribute to Scott Brown immediately, and please don't vote for the third-party, tea party candidate in Louisiana, right-wingers! Remember: Obamacare cannot be repealed without 66 votes in the Senate.) I've barely been paying attention to the news, except to check Senate polls every night, because, as some of you may have noticed, I've been in the bat-cave under Swiss Guard protection, writing my next book. But based on only about an hour of media consumption a week, I've recently noticed mainstream "news" outlets...
  • Ferguson Business Owner Calls Nighttime Protests ‘Terrorist Acts’

    10/02/2014 12:03:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    KMOX-AM ^ | October 1, 2014
    A Ferguson business owner is calling the protestors who descend on his city at night “terrorists” and says Homeland Security should be called in. The anonymous caller to the Charlie Brennan show, who KMOX confirmed is a Ferguson small business owner, says the daytime protestors are fine, but that changes when the outsiders, including elected officials from outside Ferguson, arrive after dark. “The unpeaceful protesters come out at night, trying to harm or burn our businesses down or stop the businesses,” the caller said. “And it’s time that our government called this what it is, and this is a terrorist...
  • Ebola: If "It's Only Passed by Bodily Fluids", then Why Wear Head to Toe Decontamination Suits?

    10/01/2014 11:58:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 55 replies
    Vanity | 2 Oct 14 | Xzins
    The questions about Ebola keep coming as I listen to the talking heads on news site after news site saying, "It's only passed by bodily fluids." The only other time I've heard a similar statement was in regard to the transmission of HIV. If you don't do "it", then you won't get infected with HIV. Passing bodily fluids, don't you know. So, what are bodily fluids? Something tells me the word 'wet' is involved, so I really don't want to delve into it any further. I tend to stay away from other folks' 'wet' in the first place. I must...
  • White lesbian mother sues sperm bank after she gave birth to mixed-race...

    10/01/2014 11:52:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | Michael Zennie for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: White lesbian mother sues sperm bank after she gave birth to mixed-race baby because she was sent black man's sperm A white lesbian mother is suing a Chicago sperm bank after she claims she was mistakenly sent a black man's sperm and gave birth to a mixed-race daughter. Jennifer Cramblett, 36, claims the mistake has caused her stress and anguish because her family is racist and she lives in a small, all-white Uniontown in northeast Ohio. In a lawsuit filed this week in Cook County, Illinois, Ms Cramblett says Midwest Sperm Bank sent her several vials of a...
  • Dallas Fire-Rescue Crew That Transported Ebola Patient Tested, Ambulance Pulled From Service

    10/01/2014 11:47:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    KXAS-TV ^ | October 1, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance crew who transported the man infected with Ebola to the hospital have tested negative for the Ebola virus, according to the City of Dallas. The City of Dallas said Tuesday that the crew took all safety precautions and was isolated and tested following the discovery. The three members of the ambulance crew are restricted to their homes while their conditions are observed and while the virus' incubation period passes....
  • Gulf Arabs demand return of state authority in Yemen

    10/01/2014 10:54:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-2-2014
    Gulf Arab states have demanded the restoration of government authority in Yemen, issuing a thinly veiled criticism of rebels with ties to Iran who have taken control of the capital, Sanaa. Fighters from the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement seized Sanaa on Sept. 21 after overrunning an army brigade affiliated to the moderate Islamist Islah party, making them effectively the power brokers in the country. The Houthis have since refused to quit the capital, which they control despite an agreement they signed with President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to make them a part of the government. An emergency meeting of Gulf Cooperation...
  • Texas appeals court upholds [Tom] DeLay reversal [decade-long battle]

    10/01/2014 10:46:12 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 1, 2014 | MICHAEL GRACZYK,
    HOUSTON (AP) — The highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, ending a nearly decade-long criminal case against the one-time GOP heavyweight. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld a ruling last year from the 3rd Court of Appeals that tossed the Republican's 2010 convictions for money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Travis County prosecutors had argued in June before the Austin-based Court of Criminal Appeals that the convictions be reinstated in what they called a scheme to influence Texas state elections. "We agree with...
  • College is ripping you off

    10/01/2014 10:42:29 PM PDT · by poinq · 9 replies
    Solon ^ | Oct 1st, 2014 | Thomas Frank
    When we reach the end of high school, we approach the next life, the university life, in the manner of children writing letters to Santa. Oh, we promise to be so very good. We open our hearts to the beloved institution. We get good grades. We do our best on standardized tests. We earnestly list our first, second, third choices. We tell them what we want to be when we grow up. We confide our wishes. We stare at the stock photos of smiling students, we visit the campus, and we find, always, that it is so very beautiful. And...
  • Patient in isolation at Queen’s Medical Center, officials say Ebola a possibility (Hawaii)

    10/01/2014 10:27:30 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 20 replies
    KHON2 ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kristine Uyeno
    The Department of Health has confirmed a patient is currently in isolation and undergoing testing in Honolulu. The Hawaii Nurses Association said the person is being treated at The Queen’s Medical Center. Officials told KHON2 Ebola is a possibility, however the patient has yet to be specifically tested for the virus.
  • A new case for Congressional term limits

    10/01/2014 10:26:17 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2014 | George Will
    “The legislative department is everywhere . . . drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.” — James Madison, Federalist 48 Unfortunately, Congress’s vortex now spins the other way, throwing off powers that the executive scoops up. Hence this autumn’s spectacle: Feverish House and Senate candidates waging ferocious campaigns to win or retain offices that are of rapidly diminishing significance. It is official: America “is at war.” We know this because the president’s press secretary says so. Congress has not said so, but many members say that the Islamic State must be countered and that they may have more to say...
  • Kansas court says Democrats need not provide nominee for U.S. Senate race

    10/01/2014 10:21:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 10/01/2014 3:53 PM | Dave Helling
    A three-judge panel in Topeka ruled Wednesday that Kansas Democrats need not nominate a candidate for the 2014 Senate race. The ruling is expected to help independent Senate candidate Greg Orman’s campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Chad Taylor, the Democrat nominated for the seat in August, dropped from the race Sept. 3. The Kansas Supreme Court later ruled the withdrawal followed state rules. …
  • Blow to Maine’s paper industry: Verso to close Bucksport mill Dec. 1, displacing more than 500

    10/01/2014 10:19:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | October 1, 2014 | Dennis Hoey
    The closure will cost the town of 5,000 people almost half of its tax revenue. The state Department of Labor says the LePage administration has 60 days to find a buyer for the mill, which has operated since 1930.Hundreds of mill workers from across the state will find themselves without jobs at the beginning of the holiday season after Verso Paper Corp.’s sudden announcement Wednesday that it will close its paper mill in Bucksport effective Dec. 1. More than 500 employees will be out of work in the third mill closure in Maine this year, dealing a severe blow to...
  • U.S. report cites safety lapses at New Mexico nuclear lab

    10/01/2014 10:06:35 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Chronic lapses in safety procedures at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico may have led to a radiation leak that has forced a prolonged shutdown across the state of the only permanent U.S. nuclear waste repository, federal inspectors said on Wednesday. The inspectors, in a sharply critical report, sought to explain how a barrel of plutonium-tainted debris from the nuclear weapons lab near Santa Fe ended up improperly packaged before it was shipped off for burial 300 miles away at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The leak of radiation, a small amount of which escaped to the surface...
  • Major cuts to Air National Guard at McConnell (Kansas, 210 jobs)

    10/01/2014 10:03:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KWCH-TV ^ | September 25, 2014 | Anne Meyer
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)WICHITA, Kan. - A major cut for the Air National Guard unit based at McConnell Air Force Base. According to Sharon Watson with the Adjutant General's Office in Topeka, around 30% of full time guard members at McConnell will be cut. That works out to around 150 jobs. Plus at least 60 part-time jobs are being cut as well. Most of those guard members will get work at other guard locations in the state. The 127th Command and Control Squadron was eliminated earlier this month. We also know the 184th Munitions Squadron is also being eliminated and the 177th Information...
  • George Zimmerman not expected to face civil rights charges in Trayvon Martin death

    10/01/2014 10:00:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1 2014 at 6:36 PM | Sari Horwitz
    The Justice Department is not expected to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to three law enforcement officials, despite allegations that the killing was racially motivated. The federal investigation of Zimmerman was opened two years ago by the department’s civil rights division, but officials said there is insufficient evidence to bring federal charges. The investigation technically remains open, but it is all but certain the department will close it. …
  • Dallas Ebola Patient VOMITED WILDLY Outside Apartment On Way to Hospital

    10/01/2014 9:59:34 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/1/14 | Jim Hoft
    Thomas Duncan was vomiting wildly outside of this apartment on the way to the hospital. Yahoo reported: Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance.
  • The Inhuman Practice of Manual Scavenging Lives On [Emptying Pits of Human Waste In India]

    10/01/2014 9:53:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    CNN-IBNLive ^ | August 14, 2011 | Abhirr V P
    The Inhuman Practice of Manual Scavenging Lives On Abhirr V P CNN-IBN Aug 14, 2011 Kolar: Despite being declared illegal, the practice of manual scavenging is still rampant in certain parts of the country, even after 65 years of Independence. The pictures of manual scavengers emptying a pit of human waste at Kolar in Karnataka can disgust one. Dealing with the extreme stench, inhaling toxic gases, it is one of the most inhuman jobs in the world. They earn Rs 100 each for cleaning a pit of human waste and the only way they bring themselves to do this is...
  • By the numbers: 1.4 million cases of Ebola forecast by January

    10/01/2014 9:51:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Market Watch ^ | September 23, 2014 | Michelle Coffey
    <p>The Ebola outbreak could skyrocket to between 550,000 cases and 1.4 million cases by 2015 if there is no large-scale intervention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC warns the epidemic in West Africa could drag on for years if a response isn’t immediate. Here are the latest figures on the largest Ebola outbreak in modern history.</p>
  • Prayer Request for Freeper Gefn

    10/01/2014 9:50:21 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 56 replies
    Now | Me
    Freeper Gefn is in the ER with possibly failing kidneys. She contacted me to ask for your prayers. She'd also appreciate it if you'd post any favorite LOLcritters you might have - she's alone and scared and in a lot of pain, and she really loves them.
  • Constitutional problems with international courts

    10/01/2014 9:50:01 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 1, 2014 | Eugene Kontorovich
    The Cornell Law Review has just published my new article, “Three International Courts and Their Constitutional Problems.” The article considers the constitutionality of joining the International Criminal Court in light of largley forgotten debates over two prior international tribunals: the Mixed Commissions for the slave trade in the early 19th century, and the International Prize Court in the early 20th Century. The U.S. ultimately signed onto both projects, but only after changing their scope or jurisdiction to comport with constitutional concerns. The paper lies at the intersection of international law, constitutional law, and foreign relations. But really its a federal...
  • Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad

    10/01/2014 9:49:34 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    My 9 NJ / AP ^ | 10-1-2014 | AMY FORLITI
    Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots. It may seem like fun, but Bihi's eyes are scanning the playgrounds and ball courts of Minneapolis for something sinister - anyone who might try to recruit these kids to join a jihad overseas. If Bihi doesn't show up for his personal patrol for five, six or seven days, "somehow the word gets out, and they're back," he said. Community members and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-02-14, M, The Holy Guardian Angels

    10/01/2014 9:48:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-02-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 2, 2014Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels    Reading 1 Jb 19:21-27 Job said: Pity me, pity me, O you my friends,for the hand of God has struck me!Why do you hound me as though you were divine,and insatiably prey upon me? Oh, would that my words were written down!Would that they were inscribed in a record:That with an iron chisel and with leadthey were cut in the rock forever!But as for me, I know that my Vindicator lives,and that he will at last stand forth upon the dust;Whom I myself shall see:my own eyes, not another’s, shall...
  • Deep Discount Lures Buyer for Revel Casino (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

    10/01/2014 9:42:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | October 1, 2014 | Wayne Parry
    As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors. On Wednesday, someone finally agreed. A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel and announced plans to re-open it as a casino....
  • No, the FCC may not ban the use of “Redskins” on radio and television

    10/01/2014 9:42:51 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 21 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 1, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Prof. John Banzhaf has filed a petition asking the FCC to revoke the broadcast license of stations that use the word “Redskins.” Some “longtime participants in the FCC regulatory process” — including former FCC chair Reed Hundt — have likewise argued that, It is impermissible under law that the FCC would condone, or that broadcasters would use, obscene pornographic language on live television. This medium uses government owned airwaves in exchange for an understanding that it will promote the public interest. Similarly, it is inappropriate for broadcasters to use racial epithets as part of normal, everyday reporting. Current FCC chair...
  • What toppled Lenin statues tell us about Ukraine’s crisis

    10/01/2014 9:33:08 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 Sep 14 | Rick Noack
    In an incident reflecting growing Ukrainian anger toward the Kremlin, anti-Russian protesters pulled down a massive Vladimir Lenin statue in Ukraine's second-largest city late Sunday. To many Ukrainians, Lenin is a symbol of the Soviet Union and Russia's aggressive support for the separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Despite the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union which resulted in the split between Russia and Ukraine, hundreds of monuments to the founder of modern Russia survived the transition. Over the last months, however, many have been toppled: This map – based on accounts of activists -- shows the massive demolition of Ukrainian...
  • Report: “Disaster Teams Were Notified Months Ago They Would Be Activated in October”

    10/01/2014 9:32:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/1/14 | Mac Slavo
    A public tweet from a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in “high risk events” says that Disaster Assistance Response Teams were told to prepare to be activated in the month of October. The shocking revelation, made on the Goldenstate Fire/EMS Twitter page, suggests that not only did someone know that the Ebola virus would be reaching America, but that they knew exactly when it would happen.
  • Obama Throws Spy Chief Under the Bus

    10/01/2014 9:27:54 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 6 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 2, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    ISIS captured Fallujah and Ramadi, two major cities in Iraq, eight months ago. Surely the president knew about that when it happened. He receives an intelligence briefing every day; more often than not, he prefers a written briefing rather than one where he and his briefers can zero in on problem areas in a face-to-face conversation. Yet since the February takeover of the Iraqi equivalent of Chicago and Los Angeles, the president has told the American people that ISIS is junior varsity and he had no plans to address it, and he seemed not to care about it until ISIS...
  • Pelosi: Dems will take Congress, WH in '16

    10/01/2014 9:22:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | October 1, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted a Democratic sweep in 2016. If Republicans keep the House in November, Pelosi said they wouldn’t hold their majority for long. “Their days are numbered. I know that in two years, I know we’ll have a Democratic Congress and a Democratic president,” she told reporters at her weekly press conference. “I’d like it to be in two months,” she added. Asked if she was conceding that Republicans would hold the House in November’s midterms, Pelosi insisted, “No, I’m not." “I think we’ll do okay,” said Pelosi, who was headed to the Democratic Congressional...
  • Ebola Victim's Nephew: I had to call CDC

    10/01/2014 9:22:18 PM PDT · by knak · 33 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/1/14 | nbc
    Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the U.S., wasn't appropriately treated for suspected infection until after his nephew personally called the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nephew told NBC News on Wednesday night, saying he hoped "nobody else got infected because of a mistake that was made." Health officials have acknowledged that Duncan, 42, was initially sent home from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas when he showed up on Sept. 26 complaining of fever and abdominal pain. He was sent home and had to return two days later in an...
  • NANCY PELOSI CHIDES REPORTER FOR USING TERM 'ILLEGAL ALIENS'

    10/01/2014 9:20:26 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/1/14 | by CAROLINE MAY
    NANCY PELOSI CHIDES REPORTER FOR USING TERM 'ILLEGAL ALIENS' House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took issue with the term “illegal aliens” during a Wednesday press conference. Reacting to a question from a reporter about whether President Obama’s planned executive actions should also deal with Iraqis living illegally in the United States, Pelosi corrected the reporter who used the term “illegal aliens.” “Are you referring to undocumented people who are in the United States?” Pelosi questioned. “Illegal aliens, yes ma’am,” the reporter responded. “Undocumented people, OK,” Pelosi said again. Advocates have pushed back in recent years against the term “illegal alien,”...
  • Has Your Bible Become A Quran?

    10/01/2014 9:18:18 PM PDT · by bad company · 7 replies
    Those who engage in debates on a regular basis know that the argument itself can easily shape the points involved. This is another way of saying that some debates should be avoided entirely since merely getting involved in them can be the road to ruin. There are a number of Christian scholars (particularly among the Orthodox) who think that the classical debates between Christians and Muslims during the Middle Ages had just such disastrous results for Christian thinking. Now when engaging in religious debates it is all too easy to agree to things that might make for later problems. It...
  • If You Haven't Done Anything Wrong .... blah, blah ...

    10/01/2014 9:14:46 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 2 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/1/14 | Balko
    Brown based his veto on two claims: first, that “Under current law, judges have an array of remedies at their disposal if a discovery violation comes to light at trial”, and, second, that the bill “would be a sharp departure from current practice that looks to the judiciary to decide how juries should be instructed.” The first claim ignores the very problem that the bill was designed to remedy by suggesting that the present regime of prosecutorial accountability is perfectly sufficient, when the evidence, not only in California, but across the country continues to mount that too many prosecutors have...
  • Hundreds protest in US over Ebola outbreak (Nurses!)

    10/01/2014 9:12:46 PM PDT · by TLI · 40 replies
    PRESSTV ^ | Thursday Oct 02, 201404:04 AM GMT | PressTV
    Hundreds of nurses have staged a protest rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, warning that US hospitals aren't ready for an Ebola outbreak and demanding more action by authorities against a possible epidemic in the US. About 1,000 nurses and healthcare workers attended the Planet Nurse convention on Wednesday, chanting slogans to raise awareness about the increasing danger and death from Ebola. The protesters highlighted the lack of training, equipment and isolation rooms where suspected Ebola-infected patients in the US could be quarantined. They also took part in what they called a “die-in” by laying on the ground in imitation of...
  • THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS MAYBE AFFECTED BY #EBOLA

    10/01/2014 9:05:58 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 25 replies
    The Dan Cofall show ^ | 10/01/2014 | Dan Cofall Show
    *****BREAKING NEWS***** THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS MAYBE AFFECTED BY ‪#‎EBOLA‬ Hotchkiss ES Dan D. Rogers ES Tasby MS Conrad HS Jack Lowe ES For the latest information follow us on Twitter @DanCofall
  • Facebook Lunatic Returns With Escalated Threats Toward President Obama

    10/01/2014 8:59:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Crooks and Liars blog ^ | October 1, 2014
    Everest Wilhelmsen is back, and he's just as determined as ever to "oust" President Obama from office. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On the day that the head of the Secret Service resigned for amazing lapses in security around the President, it seems fitting that Everest Wilhelmsen would reappear with a renewed call to 'remove the usurper' from the White House. Yes, he's a nut. But he's a nut who managed to raise $118,000 from fellow nuts toward his quest to remove the Kenyan usurper. I'm less bothered by his birtherism and more bothered by his insistence that Obama should be "captured" and arrested. There...
  • Dunkin' Donuts CEO: Amnesty for Illegals Will 'Stimulate the Economy'

    10/01/2014 8:54:27 PM PDT · by walford · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said all of the country's illegal immigrants should be legalized. In an interview on Fox Business, Travis said that comprehensive amnesty legislation "would bring about 11 million more people into the economy." He claimed it "would be a stimulus" because "there's a lot of people who want to work but can't work legally."
  • US Ebola case: Dallas's Liberian residents concerned but not panicked

    10/01/2014 8:49:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 1, 2014 | Tom Dart in Dallas
    Community leaders plan vigil for unidentified male patient at local Texas hospital on Thursday.Cynjoe African Market is the sort of miraculous little shop that manages to sell a bit of everything, from hair braids to DVDs, shawls to soft drinks. Its fridges stock the usual selection of mainstream American beers but lettering on the front window advertises matooke, gari, pondu and fufu: African dishes that sound especially exotic given the store’s prosaic location in a north Dallas strip-mall just off the Lyndon B Johnson Freeway. A Liberian flag hangs in one corner of the window. One customer on Wednesday morning...
  • Patient in isolation in Honolulu hospital, officials say Ebola a possibility

    10/01/2014 8:44:27 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 33 replies
    khon tv ^ | 10/1/2014 | Web Staff
    The Department of Health has confirmed a patient is currently in isolation and undergoing testing in a Honolulu area hospital. Officials told KHON2 Ebola is a possibility, however the patient has yet to be specifically tested for the virus. Two major red flags are if the patient has a fever and if he or she has been to West Africa in the past 21 days, officials said. They would not confirm which factors, if any, apply to the patient. “We’ve asked the hospitals to tell us about is anyone with a travel history and anyone with a fever, and when...
  • The Boston Herald And Its Cartoonist Apologized [Watermelon Joke]

    10/01/2014 8:38:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | October 01, 2014c
    Boston Herald apologizes for Obama cartoon after backlash By Ashley Killough, CNN updated 10:29 PM EDT, Wed October 1, 2014 Your video will play in 28 secs STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Boston Herald cartoon was published Wednesday. The cartoon depicts the White House intruder and President Obama. Critics say it plays off a stereotype about African Americans. Washington (CNN) -- The Boston Herald And Its Cartoonist Apologized Wednesday for a cartoon that quickly drew criticism on social media for being racist. A satire on the recent news that an intruder got farther into the White House last month than previously known,...
  • Politico: Sarah Palin’s Neighbors Might Hold the Senate’s Fate in Their Hands

    10/01/2014 8:36:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 1, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    It’s no secret that Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) is in trouble. He votes with the president too often for many Alaskans’ liking, he’s too absent in Congress, and the Democratic candidate for governor has even declined to endorse him. Politico’s Amanda Coyne, however, apparently thinks Begich’s opponent, Dan Sullivan, is more fun to criticize. Among her jabs: Sullivan’s speeches are too predictable, he has only lived in Alaska for 12 years, and he doesn’t know when to pause during speeches. For shame! Coyne saved a bit of mockery for the “Rally for the Valley” held near former Governor Sarah Palin’s...
  • Meet Chad Grimm: Illinois’ Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, better choice than Quinn and Rauner!

    10/01/2014 8:36:20 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 29 replies
    WGN TV ^ | October 1, 2014 | Steelers6
    In the race for governor, it’s not just Republican versus Democrat — there’s a new voice trying to elbow in. WGN’s Courtney Gousman talks to the Libertarian candidate fighting for your vote in November, Chad Grimm.
  • Oil & Capitalism Will Stop Ebola

    10/01/2014 8:36:16 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 1 replies
    Poletical ^ | October 1st, 2014 | R. Rados
    The rising threat of Ebola has brought two things into perspective: capitalism and oil. Money and fossil fuels have reminded us that Ebola would have spread beyond Africa decades ago without them. As the virus spreads further than it ever has because of sociological and economic changes in Africa, we're quickly learning to appreciate the advancements that wouldn't have been possible without oil and capitalism. West Africa is more densely populated now than it was during the first Ebola outbreak in 1976. Roads, economic advancements and sprawling communities have changed the region significantly and contributed to the spread of Ebola....