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  • Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

    10/21/2014 5:54:36 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network
    Associated Press ^ | October 21 2014 | CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday.
  • Bouncers Hardest Hit

    10/21/2014 5:46:55 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    50. Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community: are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing to them a fraternal space in our communities? Often they wish to encounter a Church that offers them a welcoming home. Are our communities capable of providing that, accepting and valuing their sexual orientation, without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony? Language from the Relatio rejected by the Synod. Over at the blog That the Bones You Have Crushed May Thrill, that is a mouthful, brings news of this latest development: London’s Catholic Churches are already undergoing a...
  • Chuck Todd Says Staten Island Race 'Fight Between Mob Families'

    10/21/2014 5:42:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Chuck Todd just do it again? His comment a couple of weeks ago that Dem Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama was quickly made into an ad by the McConnell campaign. On today's Morning Joe, Todd made a highly quotable claim about another race. Todd described the campaign for a congressional seat in a district located in Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn as "a fight between mob families." That sent Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough scrambling to disassociate themselves from the Meet the Press moderator. And at the end...
  • ‘Pudding Man’ who left Israel for Germany reveals his identity

    10/21/2014 5:39:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 17 , 2013 | Anthony Faiola
    BERLIN — Pudding Man is unmasked! He is none other than 25-year-old mobile app designer Naor Narkis. And if you don’t know who pudding man is, you clearly don’t live in Israel or Germany. Narkis – whose revealed his name for the first time to The Washington Post – sparked an uproar over the past three weeks after taking to the Internet to share his decision to leave behind the high cost of Tel Aviv and follow a host of young Israelis emigrating to cheap and shabby-chic Berlin. Despite the shadow of the Holocaust here, he encouraged more of his...
  • Why AP isn’t moving stories for every suspected Ebola case

    10/21/2014 5:37:50 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    Poynter ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Kristen Hare
    On Friday, the Associated Press posted an advisory to editors about suspected cases of Ebola, which they’re hearing of more and more. “The AP has exercised caution in reporting these cases and will continue to do so,” the advisory reads. Here’s the rest: Most of these suspected cases turn out to be negative. Our bureaus monitor them, but we have not been moving stories or imagery simply because a doctor suspects Ebola and routine precautions are taken while the patient is tested. To report such a case, we look for a solid source saying Ebola is suspected and some sense...
  • Ted Cruz outlines 10 priorities for a GOP-led Congress: ‘We should lead boldly’

    10/21/2014 5:36:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 1 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/20/14 | David Sherfinski
    Should Republicans take full control of Congress after the midterms in a few weeks, Sen. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said in a new op-ed that they should focus on the key priorities of improving the economy, protecting civil liberties and defending national security. Priority No. 1 is jump-starting the economy by passing the Keystone XL Pipeline, opening up land for energy exploration and limiting the EPA from implementing new rules he said will destroy coal jobs and drive up energy bills. Also on the list: Pursue “all means possible” to repeal Obamacare, which he said a Republican president...
  • Texas cop calls to dogs with kissing noises before shooting, killing one with three shots

    10/21/2014 5:32:13 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 9 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/17/14 | Sasha Goldstein
    Body camera footage from a Texas cop’s perspective shows the officer making kissing noises at two dogs, who wag their tails at the human, before he opens fire and kills one. The second pit bull, tracked down in Cleburne, Texas, was captured without incident by an animal control officer – but the killing of the dog has the city investigating the incident after an uproar in the city of 30,000 people some 30 miles south of Fort Worth. The 22-second clip, uploaded Friday onto YouTube, shows a brown pup and another dark colored dog milling about in a grassy ditch...
  • Is Obama Unilaterally Planning Backdoor Amnesty?

    10/21/2014 5:30:54 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 2 replies
    President Obama has been putting off doing something about illegal immigration since he took office. He came into office in 2009 promising amnesty for illegals and promptly did nothing despite having a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. Once Republicans took over the House, his refusal to compromise on anything more or less killed his chances of passing an immigration bill. If Obama didn’t hate Republicans so much, he probably could have passed something. After all, there are a substantial number of establishment Republicans who favor amnesty. These days Obama is promising illegals that he’s going to do something unilaterally....
  • During the 'Lost Decade,' Michigan Shed More Jobs Than U.S. as a Whole

    10/21/2014 5:28:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/20/2014 | Tom Gantert
    When the Great Recession hit the U.S. in December of 2007, state economies buckled. But in the four years preceding it Michigan was the only state to lose jobs overall. The state lost 148,100 jobs from 2003 through 2007 while the U.S. added 7.6 million jobs. Over the entire decade, from 2000 to 2009, the state lost 805,900 jobs, or 1 in every 6 – a 17.2 percent reduction in employment. The next closest state to bleed that many jobs was Ohio, which lost 9.9 percent of its jobs in those years. Nationwide, the U.S. began the decade with modest...
  • Ebola Study Projects Spread of Virus on Overseas Flights

    10/21/2014 5:28:31 AM PDT · by Rumierules · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2014 | GAUTAM NAIK
    Up to three Ebola-infected people could embark on overseas flights every month from the three most-affected African countries, according to a new study that projected travel patterns based on infection rates and recent flight schedules. The findings, published Monday in the journal Lancet, suggest that Ebola cases could be spread overseas by unwitting travelers from the worst-hit countries—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization has estimated that, by early December, there could be as many as 10,000 new cases a week in west Africa.
  • Lanny Davis: Ron Klain as Ebola czar — Right person for the right job at the right time

    10/21/2014 5:24:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2013 | Lanny J. Davis
    So does anyone doubt that if President Obama had appointed a medical expert to become the Ebola "czar" to manage the Ebola virus crisis, many Republicans would have criticized him for not appointing someone with experience in crisis management, media and political communications? Or if the president had appointed someone with those media/political skills, they would have criticized him for not appointing a medical expert? Get the drift? Ron Klain, whom I have known for over 20 years, is the right choice at the right time to bring order, management, discipline, media and political communications skills to helping the American...
  • Shockers Keep Coming In [FR research/vanity]

    10/21/2014 5:21:29 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 8 replies
    The most cynical political move in US history [Ebola Outbreak in US a 'myth' -- can't possibly know.] Criminalizing Innocent Christian Behavior [over sodomy-pseudo-marriage] Radicalized Canadian Muslim convert runs down two young soldiers in his car before being shot dead Nigeria declared ebola-free [Due to safe VISA/border policy] New Ebola Czar: 'Surplus' population is number 1 fear, alarmingly corrupt. His salary is 'top secret'. Part of WACO coverup, Gun-grabbing, Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirmation. CDC ADMITS TX PRESBY FOLLOWED PROTOCOL Van Hollen abandons any hope of voter ID for now [Wisconsin v. supreme court] Thousands of government workers on paid leave,...
  • First Aramean registers in Israel

    10/21/2014 5:20:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-21-14
    The law instituting the Aramean nationality passed on September 18, creating an officially recognized Christian minority group. The first Israeli to register under the new Israeli Aramaean nationality is two-year-old Yaakov Halul, the son of Aramaic leaders in Northern Israel. The child’s parents, Sha’di and Oxana Halul, waited two years after their son's birth to register his nationality, so he could officially register as Aramaean, as opposed to Arab. They finally registered the child as Aramean earlier this week. Sha’di Halul serves as a captain in an IDF reserves paratroopers unit and is head of the Aramaic Masonite Heritage Center,...
  • The Petro-States in Shambles Despite Obama

    10/21/2014 5:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21 | John Ransom
    Despite an administration that has no energy policy, free market forces in the United States are finding a way to provide relief from high prices for an economy that greatly needs the respite. Oil prices are heading the right way for consumers even if the wrong way for the wildcatters, explorers and developers of domestic energy. It’s been planned that way.Now that the worldwide economy is slowing, Saudi Arabia is intent on testing American resolve to become energy independent. The oil-rich kingdom has decided on a price war—a method that would be illegal in the United States—to see if American...
  • Lecture by Dr. Adam Miller, Professor of Philosophy: 'Zombies, Vampires, and the Book of Mormon'

    10/21/2014 5:16:46 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    When: September 18, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmWhere: Albrecht Auditorium Claremont Graduate University The Claremont Colleges,925 North Dartmouth Avenue,Claremont,CA 91711 USA Title: “Zombies, Vampires, and the Book of Mormon” Abstract: Zombies and vampires bend the rules of time. Death arrives for them but, even after its arrival, their lives continue. They die but, rather than passing on to the next world, they continue in this one. In this sense, zombies and vampires model an important aspect of Christian life: the Christian’s preemptive abandonment of their own life (their willingness to be crucified with Christ), in order to begin...
  • Met Council board not big transit riders, survey finds

    10/21/2014 5:13:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 10-20-14 | Eric Roper
    Most members of the Metropolitan Council rarely use the public transportation system they are in charge of overseeing, based on transit pass usage and a Star Tribune survey of the 17-member body. Met Council members receive a free transit pass as part of their appointments to the board. Information obtained through an open records request shows that 10 of those passes were never used in the past year. Five council members swiped their cards between 10 and 21 times, while just two registered more than 70 rides. By comparison, a full year of two-way weekday commutes would rack up closer...
  • The Blood on Obama’s Hands

    10/21/2014 5:10:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 21, 2014 | David Horowitz
    Reprinted from RedState.com. When conservatives consider the casualties of Obama’s national security policies, their attention is drawn quite naturally to Benghazi. In this shameful episode, the Obama Administration sacrificed an ambassador and three American heroes to protect a deceptive presidential campaign message in which Obama claimed that the war against al-Qaeda was over and won (“Osama bin Laden is dead, and al-Qaeda is on the run”). The facts are these: Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American heroes were sent into an al-Qaeda stomping ground that the British and other diplomatic consulates had already evacuated; they were denied the security they...
  • Obama, the Virtuoso Manager-Why criticism of the president’s “incompetence” is wrong.

    10/21/2014 5:05:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-21-14 | Caroline Glick
    Since he assumed office nearly six years ago, US President Barack Obama has been dogged by allegations of managerial incompetence. Obama, his critics allege, had no managerial experience before he was elected. His lack of such experience, they claim, is reflected in what they see as his incompetent handling of the challenges of the presidency. In everything from dealing with the Congress, to reining in radical ideologues at the IRS, to handling the chaos at the Mexican border, to putting together coordinated strategies for dealing with everything from Ebola to Islamic State (IS), Obama’s critics claim that he is out...
  • Criminalizing Innocent Christian Behavior

    10/21/2014 5:04:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Where are all the atheist freedom lovers we always hear about? It's time for them to start standing up for religious liberty. The left and militant gay movement are getting bolder and bolder, and too many Christians are stewing in their apathy. It seems that with each passing month, this senseless tyranny advances. The latest is that two Christian ministers in Idaho, Donald and Evelyn Knapp, have allegedly been ordered to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies at their chapel or face fines or jail sentences. This nightmare began Oct. 7, when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated Idaho's marriage...
  • Ebola vaccine abandoned in 2008 after showing promise in trials

    10/21/2014 5:04:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    The pitch was intriguing: U.S. health officials wanted to fast-track trials for an Ebola vaccine and sounded the call for volunteers. Charles Sullivan called up the hotline on a whim, figuring the National Institutes of Health already had filled its queue and wouldn’t need him. But he was accepted for three rounds of shots of a deactivated virus, a year’s worth of blood analysis and a $900 check for his trouble. The clinical trial went well, and the vaccine seemed promising. A decade later, the country is still waiting for a vaccine amid a worldwide Ebola outbreak, and Mr. Sullivan...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday October 21, 2014

    10/21/2014 5:03:48 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 7 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday October 21, 2014 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". pasquinade [pas-kwuh-neyd] -n1. a satire or lampoon, especially one posted in a public place. -vt 2. to assail in a pasquinade or pasquinades.[1585-95; Pasquin (< Italian Pasquino, name given an antique Roman statue unearthed in 1501 that was annually decorated and posted with verses) + -ade1; replacing pasquinata < Italian]
  • How will Saudi Arabia Respond to Lower Oil Prices?

    10/21/2014 5:02:59 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | James D. Hamilton
    Oil prices (along with prices of many other commodities) have fallen dramatically since last summer. Some observers are waiting to see if Saudi Arabia responds with significant cutbacks in production. I say, don’t hold your breath. When oil demand fell in the 1981-82 recession, the Saudis cut production by 6 million barrels a day in an effort to soften the decline in oil prices. They also cut production in response to lower demand in the 2001 recession and the most recent recession. On the other hand, the kingdom boosted production quickly beginning in August 1990 and January 2003 in anticipation...
  • So Why Didn't Chris Wallace Challenge Debbie Wasserman's Senate Prediction?

    10/21/2014 4:58:45 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 8 replies
    And put yourself in Chris Wallace's position in last Sundays episode of Fox News Sunday. Debbie Wasserman was adamant in regarding the Democrats retaining the senate. Well then, why didn't Chris ask her to name the "Deep Red States" Democrats will win that will keep them in power? or inform her that the Republicans are already going to win at least six seats. States that Romney won handily. Can you imagine if we take the Senate 54 to 46? Then the "Credible Debbie Wasserman" Will Have Some "Esplaining To Do" next time she visits Fox News Sunday.
  • Why Harold Hamm Isn't Worried About Plunging Oil Prices

    10/21/2014 4:58:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/20/2014 | Christopher Helman
    Count Harold Hamm, the billionaire CEO of Continental Resources CLR +1.34%, as one oil man not worried about the plunge in crude prices to $82 a barrel. “Notice how it happened all at once,” he says, starting off our phone call. The suddenness of oil’s plunge followed the Saudi assertion a week ago that oil was in oversupply, they could live with $80 oil for a couple years, and didn’t plan to cut their own output. Empty talk, not market fundamentals, moved the price, says Hamm. ”It’s not supply-demand related.” On the contrary, “this is one country, the Saudis, attempting...
  • Hillary Clinton Fund Raiser Raises 2.1M at Jeffrey Katzenberg Co-Hosted Hollywood Fundraiser

    10/21/2014 4:56:18 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 9 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 20 October 2014 | Dominic Patten
    Hillary Clinton tonight told a room full of Hollywood heavyweights that the midterm elections are very important to make sure the Democrats retain the Senate so they can move forward on “important issues like immigration reform.” What she also told the 60 or so guests in attendance is, to use some of the introductory remarks by co-chair Jeffrey Katzenberg, is “the amazing drawing power” of the former Secretary of State. A fact not lost on anyone as tonight’s event raised $2.1 million for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a fundraising record. SNIP...The DreamWorks Animation boss and his wife Marilyn were joined...
  • What is the best brand of Washer and Dryer?

    10/21/2014 4:44:18 AM PDT · by IamConservative · 86 replies
    N/A | 10/21/14 | yt
    5 years ago, I purchased an LG front load washer and dryer set. My expectations were as high as the price. About 2 years into it, the first washing machine failed and after many life intruding service calls, I got a new machine under the "lemon" provision of the warranty. This past Sunday, my "new" washer took a dump. Tub won't move. It will run an entire washing cycle and the tub never moves an inch. I have no warranty left and am not inclined to throw any more good money after bad. We're gong back to a top loader...
  • HUGE ARMY SWEEPING FORWARD ON LEYTE, WITH GREAT BATTLE FLEET POUNDING FOE (10/21/44)

    10/21/2014 4:41:10 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/21/44 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, William C. Wilson, Dean Schedler, Drew Middleton, Clifton Daniel, more
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  • Does the End of History Result in Political Decay?

    10/21/2014 4:37:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Francis Fukuyama picked an auspicious publication date for his latest book, "Political Order and Political Decay." The news is full of stories of political decay: the Centers for Disease Control and Ebola; the Department of Veterans Affairs' health service; the Internal Revenue Service political targeting. Europe gives us the dysfunctional euro and no-growth welfare states. Not to mention failed states in the Middle East and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Critics have lambasted Fukuyama for proclaiming, in the title of his 1992 book, "The End of History." That's not entirely fair. His argument there was that the battle of ideas...
  • Walker’s Opponents Get Personal - Democrats resort to making stuff up

    10/21/2014 4:33:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 21, 2014 | Christian Schneider
    ".....For instance, Burke has been traversing the state telling voters that Walker’s policies have led to a $1.8 billion deficit. This is demonstrably false; Democrats essentially took a brief one-time revenue downtick and extrapolated it over the course of four years, saying the hiccup would extend to 2017. But that number assumes state revenues wouldn’t grow a dime in the next four years. Heck, why not stretch it out over eight years and call it a $4 billion deficit? Or Burke could warn voters of the impending $1 trillion deficit due around the corner in 4236..... ....But this is campaign...
  • Pity Party Nation: Who Cares If You're Offended? (Its About Time Someone Ask This Question)

    10/21/2014 4:24:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Since when did, “I’m offended,” become an argument that trumps all facts, logic and common sense? When did regularly claiming to be aggrieved on behalf of some splinter of the population become a high paying gig? How did we get to a point in America where people are PROUD to tell you that they’re “victims?” There are a lot of reasons things have gone so wrong on this front, but ironically, the biggest is that our nation has had so much success. Americans are now considerably richer and more educated as a group than Americans were a few generations ago....
  • The Biggest Lie [VDH]

    10/21/2014 4:24:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Left would rather forget its old slogan, “Bush lied, thousands died.” The very mention of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and Iraq was toxic for Republicans by 2005. They wanted to forget about the supposed absence of recently manufactured WMD in great quantities in Iraq; Democrats saw Republican defensiveness as key to their recovery in 2006. By the time Obama was elected, the issue had been demagogued to death, was no longer of any political utility, and so vanished. So why all of a sudden is the New York Times strangely focused on old WMD stockpiles showing up in...
  • Letting Christ — Not Confusion — Reign

    10/21/2014 4:22:19 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/20/14 | Fr. Roger Landry
    COMMENTARY: Evaluating the Synod by Pope Francis’ Own Evangelical PrinciplesOn the middle Sunday of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization, every Catholic parish in the world providentially focused on Jesus’ parable about the kingdom of heaven. Jesus compared his kingdom to a banquet, for which he sent his servants to invite everyone, the good and the bad. But then the king entered the banquet hall, found someone not dressed in a wedding garment and had him bound and cast into the darkness outside (Matthew 22:1-14). The parable summarizes the...
  • Karl Rove: Weapon of Mass Delusion

    10/21/2014 4:10:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    So Karl Rove was involved in a cover-up. Well, leave it to Karl -- the “boy genius” and the “architect” -- to orchestrate a cover-up that actually hides information exculpatory to his President and his party. He did just that on the issue of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. This is not an outlier either -- this is just Rove being Rove. And ‘Rove being Rove’ has sewn the seeds of destruction that gave us Barack Obama in 2008, and again in 2012, and has scattered political germs that still haunt Republicans to this day. This goes back...
  • Houston, We Have a (1st Amendment) Problem!

    10/21/2014 4:08:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    It all started in September, when Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman issued an "overly broad" subpoena for the sermons of select ministers who opposed the city's equal rights ordinance. Because of intense national opposition from even Texas' attorney general, this past Wednesday, Parker and Feldman appeared to recant or at least reduce their flagrant overreach and disregard of the ministers' legal protections under the First Amendment. By the weekend, however, the truth came out that they were only using political smoke and mirrors to try to simmer the patriotic fury; they were not changing course to...
  • Cringe-worthy Senate Democrat Interview: 'I'm Brain Dead Today'

    10/21/2014 4:01:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Come for his answer on Common Core ("yes"), stay for his avert-your-eyes inability to answer lighthearted softball questions about books and music -- via John Ekdahl: 10 Questions for Sen. Mark Udall He's got most of the policy stuff nailed: Keep Obamacare? Check. Gun control? Check. Path to citizenship? Check. Opposition to the death penalty? Check. Opposition to the 'personhood' amendment? Check. More regulations on fracking? Check. Was his answer on Common Core an endorsement of the program, or a rejection of it?  Yes. Keep in mind that this is a man running for re-election in a purple state who's still trying...
  • National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American

    10/21/2014 3:43:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either "serving" in the military or performing some other type of government-directed "community service." Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich's proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right. Proponents of national service claim that young people have a moral obligation to give something...
  • The Audacity of Greg Orman

    10/21/2014 3:36:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Byron York
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The image some conservatives have of Greg Orman, the wealthy businessman running as an independent against veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts here in Kansas, is that Orman is, in the words of a recent Weekly Standard story, a "vacuous cipher." Watching Orman's performance in a recent debate with Roberts before a business group in this large suburb of Kansas City, it's safe to say that image is wrong, or at least incomplete. Calling Orman a cipher suggests he has no positions, or nothing to say. But on some important topics, Orman outlined policies in more detail...
  • Canadian Soldier In Critical Condition Due To Possible ISIS Attack in Quebec

    10/21/2014 3:23:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Oct. 20, 2014
    The Prime Minster is refusing to confirm or deny the terrifying report. According to reports out of the Quebec city of St. Jean sur Richelieu, a man went on a frenzied rampage targeting members of the military after he was heard speaking about the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS. CJAD reported the man entered a Department of National Defense office late Monday morning and, prior to exiting, spoke to at least one individual inside about the Islamic extremist network. Upon leaving the military office, reports indicate he got into a vehicle and struck two soldiers, critically injuring...
  • 6 People Who Downplayed The Threat Of Ebola

    10/21/2014 3:14:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    With the announcement last week that a second nurse had contracted the Ebola virus – and then flown with the Ebola virus already manifesting as a “low-grade” fever – it has become clear that the government is not in control of the situation. Already, the Centers for Disease Control have announced that they will be adopting stricter protocols in the future, which would make perfect sense given that any common sense standard would include travel bans on those who treat Ebola patients.
  • Hyper-Liberal Daily Kos: 'Obvious' that 'Republicans are Going to Win -and They're Going to Win BIG'

    10/21/2014 3:14:23 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 45 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    +50 GOP seats in the House - 'Armageddon' in the Senate A demoralized contributor to the Daily Kos has laid-out the cold, hard truth for any residual hopenchangey-types out there harboring dreams of Obama's ceaseless fundraising somehow riding in and saving-the-day...  That ain't gonna happen: rather, expect for the Democratic party -decimated perhaps now for years by the failed/nutty Obama agenda- to get their butts kicked all up-and-down the field in midterms just two weeks from today. And the wiser minds on the other side have sussed this by now- Dear Leader's approval is bouncing on a floor of all-time-lows, disillusioned...
  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

    From a globally lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend. The sentence was imposed for the charge of culpable homicide, which in South Africa means a person was killed unintentionally, but unlawfully. Under South African law, he will have to serve at least one-sixth of his sentence -- 10 months -- before he can ask to be considered for parole.
  • You Can’t Reform Islam Without Reforming Muslims

    10/21/2014 3:11:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every few years the debate over reforming Islam bubbles up from the depths of a culture that largely censors any suggestion that Islam needs reforming.
  • Gen. Wesley Clark: ISIS Part Of A 300-Year Struggle Over Islam's Power In The World

    10/21/2014 3:05:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Monday on Newsmax TV's "MidPoint," former U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark called ISIS the latest form of Islam's 300-year struggle against the West to regain its dominance in world power.
  • Justice Department Expert Witness: Blacks 'Less Sophisticated Voters'

    10/21/2014 3:03:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 20, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    An expert witness paid with tax dollars by the United States Department of Justice testified that North Carolina election laws impact black voters disproportionately and that blacks are less sophisticated. Charles Stewart, a political scientist was retained by the Justice Department to testify against voter identification laws and other election integrity measures. His testimony argued that ending same day voter registration and requiring voters to vote in the precinct where they live constitutes racial discrimination. When asked if terminating the ability to register to vote on the day that someone casts a ballot impacts blacks disproportionately, Stewart testified in court...
  • The Nuclear Option: Obama Prepares For The Ebola Election

    10/21/2014 2:59:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    Snap on those rubber gloves, zip up your hazmat suits, and tape up those galoshes. Get ready for the Ebola election! The White House is in full scurry before next month’s vote, trying to feverishly scrub the taint of Ebola from President Obama and all the Democrats standing within the electoral hot zone he has become.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 21, 2014

    10/21/2014 2:55:52 AM PDT · by sneakers · 11 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Ferguson Protesters and Football Fans Brawl in Street After St. Louis Rams Game

    10/21/2014 2:41:18 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/20/2014
    Ferguson protesters and football fans fought in the street after the St. Louis Rams game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The protesters were outside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis yelling and chanting about the killing of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer from Ferguson, Missouri, in August. As the protesters and football fans began arguing, the Post-Dispatch reported that a fan appeared to spit on one of the protesters and he was then struck on the head, which sparked a large fight. There...
  • NRCC makes play for Iowa congressional seats

    10/21/2014 1:37:59 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Ed Tibbets
    The political arm for House Republicans says it is making a play for Iowa's 1st and 2nd congressional district seats. The National Republican Congressional Committee said Monday that it's buying $1.3 million in television ad time in the two districts, with spots to begin airing Friday. The purchase, the first for the NRCC in both districts this campaign cycle, is a sign they think they can win both races, officials say. Tyler Houlton, an NRCC spokesman, said more than $900,000 is being spent in the 2nd District, with purchases in the Cedar Rapids and Davenport markets. Another $400,000 is going...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Nation

    10/21/2014 1:35:48 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 3 replies
    October 21, 2014 | Jeanbl
    Psalm 27:14 Hope on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart: trust in the Lord. . . know that I am the LORD; and those who wait for me shall not be disappointed. Isaiah 49:23
  • Baylor forum to address intramural team named after Ferguson police

    10/21/2014 1:28:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Waco Tribune's Baylor blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | Regina Dennis
    Baylor University is holding a forum Tuesday after a group of freshman named their intramural team “Ferguson PD,” something school officials now say staff should not have approved. Elizabeth Palacios, dean of student development at Baylor, said the forum event is meant to raise awareness and sensitivity after the students named their football team in honor of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, which has come under scrutiny for the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer. The team was ordered to change its name Thursday, the day after the mishap was discovered, and the students...