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  • Check out this Apple iMac running 25 operating systems concurrently (Video)

    07/31/2015 10:36:47 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Friday, July 31, 2015
    Think running two operating systems at the same time is clever? How about twenty-five? Hypervisors or virtual machine monitors (VMM) are computer software, firmware or hardware that create and runs virtual machines. While this demo has no practical purpose, it does help to illustrate how clean and efficient are VMware’s hypervisors. Of course, VMWare makes one of the most widely-used software hypervisors for the Mac, Fusion Pro 7. Click Here for YouTube video of 25 different OSes running simultaneously on an Apple iMac!
  • $2 gas will be back after Iran nuclear deal

    07/31/2015 10:32:58 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 13 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 14 2015 | Chris Isidore
    U.S. drivers can look forward to $2 gas later this year, thanks in part to the Iran nuclear deal announced Tuesday. Gas may only dip a few cents when the Iranian oil first starts to flow again, but by September drivers could see big savings. "Once we get past Labor Day, we should see gas falling by 10 to 15 cents a month," said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst with the Oil Price Information Service. "By December a lot of places are going to see gasoline at $2 or less." Iran hasn't been able to sell oil to the United...
  • Numbers add up to 2016 presidential battleground in Florida

    07/31/2015 10:27:37 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 18, 2015 | Anthony Man
    Florida's rapidly changing population mix, deeply divided electorate and rank as the third most populous state in the nation could give Sunshine State voters the clout to decide who will win the presidency in 2016. As the closest swing state in the country, Florida's 29 electoral votes are a huge prize that represent more than 10 percent of the total needed to win the presidency. And that means the state's voters can look forward to everything that comes with a sizzling hot presidential election contest: months of wall-to-wall ads on TV; candidates, family members and political friends courting every possible...
  • Beware the perils of a ‘Little Britain’ and a ‘Little Japan’

    07/31/2015 10:19:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Jul 10, 2015 | Yoichi Funabashi
    Beware the perils of a ‘Little Britain’ and a ‘Little Japan’ by Yoichi Funabashi Jul 10, 2015 Article history Japan and Britain have responded in completely different ways to the China-led initiative to create the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which the United States has opted not to join. In a rebuff to the U.S., Britain was the first Group of Seven member to announce that it would join the AIIB as a founding member. Out of courtesy, Britain informed the U.S. government of its intention just one day before its official announcement. Some within the U.S. government are still...
  • HPD officer charged with assault for body slam

    07/31/2015 10:19:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHN ^ | Friday, July 31, 2015 | Lynn Kawano
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The State Attorney General's office has charged a Honolulu Police officer shown in cell phone video body slamming a man in Palolo Valley in February. Only Hawaii News Now reported on the case months ago when 25-year old Eric Masrasrik was thrown to the ground by Officer Siave Seti, Jr.  Seti is charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The cell phone video doesn't show what led up to the confrontation, but Masrasrik claims it was unprovoked. He also says the officer punched him in the face. Seti, a two year veteran of the force, did not arrest...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-01-15, M, St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Doctor/Church

    07/31/2015 10:18:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-01-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 1, 2015   Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Lv 25:1, 8-17 The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai,“Seven weeks of years shall you count–seven times seven years–so that the seven cycles amount to forty-nine years.Then, on the tenth day of the seventh month, let the trumpet resound;on this, the Day of Atonement, the trumpet blast shall re-echothroughout your land.This fiftieth year you shall make sacredby proclaiming liberty in the land for all its inhabitants.It shall be a jubilee for you,when every one of you shall return to his own...
  • Clinton email release falls well short of judge’s order

    07/31/2015 10:16:44 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-31-15 | Stephan Dinan
    State Dept. fails to release 1,000 messages The State Department admitted it was violating a judge’s order Friday in releasing only 1,356 new emails from former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s time in the administration, with officials saying they’re falling behind because they are having to run all of the documents by intelligence agencies to make sure classified documents aren’t being released. It’s the latest stumble for a department put on the spot by Mrs. Clinton’s unique email set-up, which saw her reject a State Department account and instead issue herself a private account, kept on a server she maintained at...
  • Gun control advocates launch campaign to drop gun emoji from iPhones (VIDEO)

    07/31/2015 10:13:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    Guns.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | by Chris Eger
    An anti-gun organization in New York on Thursday debuted a social media campaign to convince Apple to remove the ideogram depicting a gun from their iPhones.Watch the YouTube Video. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence kicked off their “Disarm the iPhone” drive this week with a website, video and press release targeting the popular mobile devices. The group cautions that the emoji, one of hundreds on the product that come preloaded from the factory, reflects the ready access to guns in the country.“We realized that many Americans unknowingly carry a gun with them every day. The one that was given to...
  • Judge Orders Hillary Clinton to Answer for ‘Home-Brew’ Server

    07/31/2015 9:56:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-31-15 | Kristinn Taylor
    U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order late Friday afternoon ordering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and two of her most intimate State Department aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, to account for, under penalty of perjury, their use of Clinton’s ‘home-brew’ server kept at her Chappaqua, New York home during Clinton’s four-year tenure as secretary, as well as any official documents in their possession. The order came in a FOIA lawsuit by Judicial Watch that was re-opened by Judge Sullivan in June after Clinton’s circumvention of the FOIA laws was revealed when news broke of her...
  • Black Alabama Cop Beats the S&*# Out of Handcuffed white man

    07/31/2015 9:50:14 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    On December 23, 2011, in Huntsville, Alabama, black cop Brett Russell brutally yanked a restrained white man from the back of a police cruiser, and instantly unleashed brutal beating upon his helpless ass, while repeatedly yelling the fix all police brutality phrase bleated ad nauseum for recording purposes: “Stop resisting!” Gary Wayne Hopkins had been arrested after a domestic violence call. He was beaten so badly, the correctional officers were unable to accept him, and sent him straight to a hospital. In the police report, all present officers reported that Hopkins was combative, and that Russell who beat him to...
  • Top Canadian abortion org. encourages women to donate aborted baby tissue

    07/31/2015 9:42:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Steve Weatherbe
    TORONTO, July 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Though Planned Parenthood in the United States is reeling from videos showing senior staff selling fetal body parts from its abortion facilities, in Canada the Abortion Rights Coalition (CARC) has responded by blithely encouraging women to donate their own aborted children for research. “If you ever need an abortion and would like to donate your fetal tissue towards research, here's how,” the Canadian Abortion Rights Coalition posted on its Facebook page on July 23, adding, "Canadian clinics do this too. Everything is handled under strict regulations and ethical guidelines.” But when asked to confirm...
  • Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”

    07/31/2015 9:37:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    The Intercept/First Look Media ^ | July 30 2015, 7:09 p.m. | Jon Schwarz
    Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.” Carter was responding to a question from Hartmann about recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign financing like Citizens United. …
  • 8 Shocking Moments From 4th Planned Parenthood Video

    07/31/2015 9:35:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    ust two days after the release of video showing Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood employees picking apart a recently aborted child for parts, the Center for Medical Progress released another video featuring a conversation with Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains VP & Medical Director Savita Ginde. Here are 8 disturbing moments from the video. 1) While Planned Parenthood’s public relations campaign resorts to euphemisms about “fetal tissue,” Planned Parenthood officials such as Ginde speak more clearly about the organs they harvest from aborted children. Here Ginde talks about organs, including “the whole brain” coming out as abortive waste.
  • U.S. soldiers making maps of underground military facilities in N. Korea

    07/31/2015 9:30:35 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/01
    U.S. soldiers making maps of underground military facilities in N. Korea 2015/08/01 11:09 SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) -- U.S. soldiers stationed in South Korea have been making sophisticated maps of underground military facilities in North Korea to better deal with threats posed by the North, a military journal showed Saturday. U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has been also running an education program for senior South Korean and American military officers to share information on North Korea's underground facilities and to jointly respond to the North's military threats, according to a contribution by Korean Army Maj. Park Sung-man in a journal titled...
  • Obama Administration War Against Apple and Google Just Got Uglier

    07/31/2015 9:30:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    the Intercept Unofficial Sources — FirstLook.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | by Jenna McLaughlin
    p>The Obama administration’s central strategy against strong encryption seems to be waging war on the companies that are providing and popularizing it: most notably Apple and Google. The intimidation campaign got a boost Thursday when a blog that frequently promotes the interests of the national security establishment raised the prospect of Apple being found liable for providing material support to a terrorist.Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the LawFare blog, suggested that Apple could in fact face that liability if it continued to provide encryption services to a suspected terrorist. He noted that the post was in response to an idea raised by Sen....
  • Public Relations Firm SKDKnickerbocker Scrubs Website Of Tie To Planned Parenthood

    07/31/2015 9:28:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    Politico reported that high-powered firm SKDKnickerbocker is helping Planned Parenthood manage its public relations crisis over the release of footage showing its medical officials engaged in the trafficking of organs harvested from recently aborted children. SKDKnickerbocker sent out a memo to journalists trying to keep them from reporting on the undercover videos, on the grounds they were obtained under false identification and violated patient privacy. Planned Parenthood botched a portion of its difficult public relations campaign when it was unable to provide any evidence at all for a claim that the group’s site was under attack and had to be...
  • ‘O’Dynamite’ Rossa: Was Fenian leader the first terrorist? (Ireland)

    07/31/2015 9:24:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Irish Times ^ | Sat, Aug 1, 2015, 01:00 | Patrick Freyne
    “Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa creates terrorism as we understand it in the 20th century,” the historian Dr. Shane Kenna, author of a book called Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: Unrepentant Fenian, says. “He sees himself as the progenitor of terrorism. He’s the man who develops the strategy, and he said that future terrorist groups should pay him a royalty for it.” Calling O’Donovan Rossa a terrorist shouldn’t be particularly controversial—although Kenna winces when he does so. O’Donovan Rossa embraced the word. He ran a “dynamite school” in the United States and boasted of bombing campaigns in his self-published newspaper. […] In death, O’Donovan...
  • State Lotto Under Investigation After Caught Cheating on Live TV

    07/31/2015 9:20:40 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 31, 2015 | Bon Mots
    Caught cheating at Lotto on national television, the Serbian Lotto sweepstakes is now under investigation. Funny, they use the same machinery here in the USA too. Watch how the numbers appear on the screen on the LIVE broadcast before they are shown. Watch the consternation on the face of the spokesmodel. You can't win, if you don't play... LOL
  • Planned Parenthood strikes back

    07/31/2015 9:20:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/30/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Planned Parenthood is pulling out all the stops to preserve its federal funding in the face of an aggressive anti-abortion video campaign that shows no signs of slowing down. With a half-billion dollars at stake, the drip-drip release of secretly recorded footage about Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue program has plunged the group into a fight for its survival. As the GOP’s effort to defund it gains momentum, Planned Parenthood is attempting to shift the debate to its opponent’s tactics, hoping to generate outrage while diverting away attention from the topic of fetal tissue recovered from abortions. The group’s top leaders...
  • Meet the GOP $5 million donor club

    07/31/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    KBZK-TV ^ | July 31, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    In 2012, six Republicans gave $5 million or more over the course of the entire presidential campaign. For 2016, nine Republicans gave $5 million or more in the first six months. Donors can contribute unlimited amounts to candidates' super PACs, and they have. Here are the nine Republicans who you need to know as their donations shape the primaries. Dan and Farris Wilks: $15 million The billionaire brothers made their fortunes in fracking, and along with their wives, are sending $15 million to boost fellow Texans Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. Robert Mercer: $11.3 million Mercer, a reclusive hedge funder from...
  • A CNN Founder Answers Why The Media Is Often One-Sided When It Comes To Guns

    07/31/2015 9:05:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/23/2015 | Frank Miniter
    The reporting on why U.S. Army personnel stationed at recruiting centers aren’t allowed to be armed has to make anyone who knows a little about guns, and the gun issues, wonder if those news outlets are aware of what they’re not reporting? Do they understand why some Americans feel compelled to stand outside Army recruiting centers with guns? Any curious person might then wonder if ignorance or bias is the central reason why the mainstream media so often ignores studies and facts that are inconvenient to the anti-gun-rights point of view? There are, after all, over 100 million gun owners...
  • Desperate Dems Recycle Planned Parenthood’s Mammogram Lie

    07/31/2015 8:57:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Michelle Malkin | Jul 31, 2015
    The gruesome hits keep coming for the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood. President Obama and his top health officials have one last-ditch response left: Quick, hide behind the imaginary mammogram machine! As more graphic, money-grubbing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood's for-profit aborted baby parts racket emerge thanks to the investigative work of the Center for Medical Progress, desperate Democrats are in full deflection mode. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood this week by invoking the women's health shield. "What I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused...
  • Calais goes UP IN FLAMES: Migrants fight to get into UK as ferry workers block harbour

    07/31/2015 8:51:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Express ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | MARK REYNOLDS, ROB VIRTUE
    FLAMES filled the air in Calais after striking French ferry workers blocked roads with burning tyres leaving the port now resembling a WARZONE. ... Fires, which are currently blocking access to the harbour, have plunged the crisis zone into further chaos. It comes after Britain's borders faced more disruption last night as hundreds of migrants including children stormed the Eurotunnel. David Cameron has said Britain is threatened by a “swarm” of foreigners and the migrant crisis in Calais was likened to a “warzone.” Migrants were pictured clinging to a lorry as they left the port of Dover, while others in...
  • Marines Declare F-35B Operational, But Is It Really Ready For Combat?

    07/31/2015 8:48:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 7/31/15 | Tyler Rogoway
    The Marine Corp has declared initial operational capability for their first squadron of F-35Bs. The announcement is seen by some as more of PR achievement as the aircraft still has years of testing ahead of it. Others will argue that it represents a major accomplishment for the beleaguered F-35 program. But regardless of who you agree with, the USMC have succeeded at ramming the aircraft through a marker post that has always been a huge point of contention. Commandant of the Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford made the following statement: I am pleased to announce that VMFA-121 has achieved initial...
  • Congressman Introduces Bill to Ban Sales of Body Parts From Aborted Babies

    07/31/2015 8:40:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifenews ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 31, 2015
    After a national scandal over the sale of aborted baby parts, Colorado Representative Doug Lamborn introduced the End Trafficking of the Terminated Unborn Act of 2015 (H.R. 3215), which would ban the acquisition of human body parts from abortions for research. Rep. Lamborn’s legislation is a response to four videos that show Planned Parenthood executives negotiating the sale of aborted babies and discussing how their abortionists alter procedures to obtain salable organs. The congressman believes his bill is especially important considering the recent revelations regarding Planned Parenthood’s connection with Colorado State University, a state funded school in Northern Colorado. In...
  • Re arranging communities

    07/31/2015 8:38:15 PM PDT · by noodler · 1 replies
    This has already been discussed and I was not able to find it. The individual States have the power to challenge the Fed and they must have money to forego the Fed money. It is a win-win for the bomafed to force elements into otherwise crime free areas. I'm not saying something changes and many didn't thirty years ago. This already happened but will happen again for a larger purpose. The States estimate a tax on property and that is paid per its worth. That tax is deducted from the Fed income tax. So that property or any home within,...
  • Defund Planned Parenthood: These 7 Senators Need Pressure NOW

    07/31/2015 8:33:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 31st, 2015 | billyvalentine (Diary) |
    This upcoming Monday evening, August 3rd, the U.S. Senate will vote on a bill (S. 1881) sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) 67% that would stop taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. In the latest reportable year, Planned Parenthood received $528 million – over half a billion dollars – in taxpayer funding. During that same period, they performed 327,653 abortions, and have performed just under one million abortions (988,783) over the last three years. And now, a series of undercover videos allegedly show that Planned Parenthood uses the banned partial birth abortion procedure to harvest and sell the body parts of...
  • Phone found in working condition after 9,300-foot fall

    07/31/2015 8:28:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    Times Record News ^ | 3:05 AM, Jul 30, 2015 | by Judith McGinnis
    Wichita Falls, Texas - After falling 9,300 feet from a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane, a lost iPhone not only reported its location but laid out a map where owner Ben Wilson could find it. Even better, it could still make and receive calls. “It was by the side of the road south of Jacksboro, under a mesquite tree,” said Wilson, chuckling. “The donkey pointed out where it was.” It is a real Texas story. Monday afternoon Wilson, owner of Gas Corp. of America and pilot Will Warnock were on their way back from Houston to Kickapoo Airport when pressure change...
  • Planned Parenthood Prez: Videos Exposing Us Selling Aborted Babies are an Attack on Women

    07/31/2015 8:26:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 31, 2015
    In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards argues that the undercover videos showing their top officials negotiating the sale of babies victimized in abortion are nothing more than an attack on women. She carefully sticks to her company’s talking points are reiterates that Planned Parenthood practices are completely legal. In fact, in the op-ed Richards goes as far to say that the videos have nothing to do with her organization. Instead, they are a grand scheme by “extremists” to block access to abortion. She writes, “These attacks are not about us. They are about the...
  • After boosting the sales tax, Preckwinkle now wants $130 million in pay hikes (Crook County IL)

    07/31/2015 8:25:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | 7/30/2015 | GREG HINZ
    Cook County Cook County Board Toni Preckwinkle Government and Politics Infrastructure More + Preckwinkle-seeks-pay-hikes-following-Cook-County-sales-tax-increase.com Photo by Manuel Martinez Just two weeks after raising the sales tax to pay for pensions, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is moving to give tens of millions of dollars a year in pay hikes to county workers. Legislation introduced yesterday by the county chief would extend raises of up to 6.5 percent throughout county government. Only those who make more than $200,000 in annual salary would be excluded. The proposal, sent to a Cook County Board committee for review, extends to other unionized employees...
  • Conor McGregor isn’t scared of any UFC fighters — except Ronda Rousey

    07/31/2015 8:24:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7-29-15 | Marissa Payne
    If interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has ever been scared of any man he’s fought in the Octagon, he sure hasn’t shown it. But when it comes to the hypothetical of ever getting into the ring with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, McGregor sounds uncharacteristically frightened. “I certainly would not like to end up in a tie-up with Ms. Rousey. I remember one time when I seen her and greeted her and said, ‘What’s up, champ,’ and we embraced,” McGregor told SI Now. “I swear on my life her back muscles were the most solidest back muscles I’ve...
  • Iran confirms meteor hit

    07/31/2015 8:21:24 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    Trend Magazine ^ | 31JUL2015 | Mehdi Sepahvand
    Iran has confirmed that a meteor has hit somewhere in the northern part of the country. The meteor landed in Avaj in the province of Qazvin, Mohammad Ali Ahani, director of Qazvin Crisis Management Staff said, Mehr news agency reported July 31. Also, there have been reports that some pieces of rock have hit areas in Eshtehard, Alborz Province, Arsalan Qasemi, governor of Boeen Zahra, county in Qazvin Province, said. Another local governor of Takestan County, Qazvin Province, said that the area witnessed the passing of the meteor, but nowhere in the district under his supervision had been hit.
  • Baltimore Cops’ Attorneys Just Made Two Explosive Claims In Freddie Gray Case

    07/31/2015 8:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 30, 2015 | Chuck Ross, reporter
    The defense attorneys for the six Baltimore cops charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray made two explosive claims in a court motion filed on Thursday. According to The Baltimore Sun, the officers’ attorneys are claiming that the office of Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby has evidence that the 25-year-old Gray had “attempted to injure himself” in police custody prior to his April 12 arrest. They also claim that Mosby had a “private meeting” with the medical examiner who conducted Gray’s autopsy days before the report was released. Mosby’s office has failed to turn that evidence over...
  • #DisarmTheiPhone

    07/31/2015 8:20:06 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | July 30,2015 | #DisarmTheiPhone
    I first thought this was parody, but it seems to be a series suggestion.
  • Islamic State document reveals plan to bring 'end of the world'

    07/31/2015 8:18:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan, obtained by the American Media Institute and reviewed by USA Today, reveals that the extremist group wants to build a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan to trigger an Armageddon-like "end of the world" war in India. The 32-page Urdu-language document also details machinations to attack U.S. soldiers as they withdraw from Afghanistan and target American diplomats and Pakistani officials. AMI obtained the document from a Pakistani citizen with connections to the Pakistani Taliban and had it independently translated from Urdu by Harvard researcher and translator Mustafa Samdani. The document,...
  • UK, US turn blind eye to Islamic State oil sales

    07/31/2015 8:08:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 7/31/15 | Nafeez Ahmed
    Amid the scramble for Kurdistan’s oil and gas wealth, the US and UK are tied to Kurdish and Turkish institutions accused of facilitating IS oil sales Key allies in the US and UK led war on Islamic State (IS) are covertly financing the terrorist movement according to senior political sources in the region. US and British oil companies are heavily invested in the murky geopolitical triangle sustaining IS’ black market oil sales.The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq and Turkish military intelligence have supported secret IS oil smuggling operations and supplied arms to the terror group, according to Kurdish, Iraqi...
  • Shell Icebreaker Threads Bridge Hanger’s Barricade

    07/31/2015 8:08:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    gCaptain ^ | July 31, 2015 | Shelby Sebens
    An icebreaking vessel key to Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic departed Portland, Oregon, late on Thursday, navigating between a narrow gap of environmental activists dangling from a bridge after a two-day human blockade.
  • Donald Trump: Crimea is Europe's problem

    07/31/2015 8:08:00 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31 3015 | Tom LoBianco
    Washington (CNN)Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. should only step in on Crimea if European countries ask for help and, until then, it remains "Europe's problem." "Let me explain first of all — this is Europe's problem much more than ours, OK?" Trump told CNN during a trip to Scotland. "And Europe isn't complaining as much as we are. But this is more of a Europe problem," Trump continued. "And when Europe comes to us and says, 'We want your help, we want your help,' but they're not really doing that. They're dealing with Russia, they're taking...
  • 'Once In A Blue Moon' Rare Blue Moon Is Happening!!!

    07/31/2015 8:06:27 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 27 replies
    TMZ ^ | 07/31/15
    There’s a reason why the phrase “once in a blue moon” means rare … and Friday night’s lunar event proves it. There will be a blue moon July 31… no, the orbiting space rock isn’t going to trip out and change colors, but it means it will be a second full moon within the same month.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - A Man for All Seasons (1966)

    07/31/2015 8:05:06 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/a | N/A
    One of the greats this week. Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw and Susannah York star in this excellent film about the life - and death - of Sir Thomas More... Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Scofield.
  • Puerto Rico: No money available to make $58M bond payment

    07/31/2015 8:03:22 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    AP News ^ | July 31, 2015 | Danica Coto
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government said Friday it would not make a $58 million bond payment due on the weekend and warned that the general fund will run out of liquidity by November if no action is taken. Gubernatorial Chief of Staff Victor Suarez said at a news conference that the island's Public Finance Corporation could not meet the payment due Saturday. "We don't have the money," he said, adding that the government still hopes to reach an agreement with creditors on renegotiating its debts. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla warned several weeks ago that the government...
  • Planned Parenthood doctor called fetus “a baby” – after she killed him

    07/31/2015 8:02:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Adam Peters
    Pro-lifers often get criticized for calling preborn children “babies.” Of course, we’re not the only ones who do this; when was the last time you heard a pregnant woman say she could feel her “fetus kicking”? Still, we’re told it just isn’t accepted within the medical community. Well, someone should explain that to Dr. Savita Ginde, because she has no problem with referring to fetuses as babies. Even after she’s killed them. Dr. Ginde is the vice president and medical director for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. She also performs abortions. In the Center for Medical Progress’ latest video,...
  • Spyware, Key Logger: Exoprience, Expertise Requested

    07/31/2015 8:02:12 PM PDT · by Hostage · 24 replies
    Self ^ | July 31, 2015 | Histage
    A neighbor's estranged Ex has possibly installed spyware and a key logger onto a new notebook given as a 'gift' to both neighbor and teenage daughter. The neighbor is the custodial parent of the one teenage daughter who recently received the new 'spy loaded' notebook computer from her estranged parent. The notebook runs Win 8.1 and is to be eventually upgraded to Windows 10. The teenager was told directly by the estranged parent that everything the custodial parent does could be seen and recorded and then messaged out clandestinely. The neighbor would like to know the following: 1. How to...
  • dog & imam duet

    07/31/2015 8:00:56 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 24, 2011
    poor pooch
  • Judge blocks release of antiabortion group’s secret recordings

    07/31/2015 7:59:59 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 31, 2015 | Bob Egelko
    A nationwide group of abortion providers filed suit Friday in San Francisco federal court to try to stop an antiabortion group from releasing the same type of inflammatory, heavily edited recordings of the abortion providers’ meetings that it has been airing against Planned Parenthood.
  • Trump's Ponzi Bubble

    07/31/2015 7:59:26 PM PDT · by nathanbedford · 73 replies
    vanity ^ | August 1, 2015 | Nathan Bedford
    Trump as a candidate is almost entirely a creation of the media. That is not to deny that he is adept at manipulating the media, that is perfectly plain. But it is to say that a man adept at manipulating the media has met a media eager to expose Trump to further its own needs. The media gains readers and viewers and makes money off the Trump phenomenon. History tells us that the media habitually builds up that which they will later destroy when it simply begins to bore them or suits their politics. There is a third element which...
  • STUPID: DC Comics is making Superman a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protester

    07/31/2015 7:56:01 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/31/20115
    Some losers at DC Comics would rather indoctrinate their readers with politically correct social justice crap than actually write a decent story, because let’s face it – it’s a lot harder to write something worth reading: Yes, Action Comics #42 offer a new and idiotic vision of Superman as an anti-police officer protester. The new issue comes from the minds of Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder, who have imagined a much darker story for arguably the world’s most iconic superhero. The comic has been making waves for its controversial theme as the parallels to the riots in Ferguson and St....
  • Washington governor won’t investigate Planned Parenthood; lauds abortion giant

    07/31/2015 7:55:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Rebecca Downs | Jul 31, 2015
    The number of states announcing investigations or reviews into Planned Parenthood keeps growing, as do the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress showing top Planned Parenthood employees discussing their fetal parts business. Unfortunately though, some state governors, all Democrats, have turned down the call from their legislatures to investigate Planned Parenthood. Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia and Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota, and now Governor Jay Inslee of Washington state have come out against investigating to see if illegal fetal harvesting is taking place at Planned Parenthood affiliates in their state. Inslee also took the requests as an...
  • Get your carrots, not cookies, from Howard County's vending machines [MD Freak State!]

    07/31/2015 7:53:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/31/15 | Amanda Yeager and Meredith Cohn
    Healthy options are coming to Howard County, but some think the carrot is a stick.Four of five Howard County Council members, all Democrats, voted Friday to overturn County Executive Allan Kittleman's veto of a bill that creates nutritional guidelines for the food and drinks sold in government vending machines.Kittleman, the county's first Republican executive since 1998, framed the issue as one of choice for workers and visitors to county buildings, even if that means they choose fluorescent orange doodles chased by a bubbly soda."I trust Howard County residents and employees to make their own decisions about what to eat," Kittleman...
  • Hijab-wearing women say they are being 'turned away' at Egyptian resorts

    07/31/2015 7:49:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 7/27/15 | Shounaz Meky
    Many Egyptian women say they are facing a difficult summer season as Hijab-free zones seem to have soared in popularity, as more restaurants and high-end resorts enforce a de-facto ban on wearing headscarves.Social media users in Egypt flocked to Facebook and Twitter over the past week to condemn the apparent decision by some venues to deny veiled women entry.Many deemed the ban as “discriminatory” against practicing Muslim women in Egypt - a country in which 90 percent of its 80-million population are Muslim.The ban is not completely new, it was reportedly common at resorts and restaurants frequented by foreigners, in...