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  • NASA Planetary Protection Officer Profiled (EPA for the planets)

    10/06/2015 7:37:52 AM PDT · by Purdue77
    NYT via AIAA Newsletter ^ | 10/05/2015 | KENNETH CHANG
    The New York Times (10/6, Chang, Subscription Publication) posts a feature on NASA Planetary Protection Officer Catharine Conley, whose job “is not so much protecting Earth from aliens as protecting other planets from Earth.” Conley is responsible for making sure than NASA missions to Mars and elsewhere do not pollute or contaminate alien worlds.
  • Calculating: Joe Biden Leaked "Dying Son's Wish"- Floats Elizabeth Warren as VP

    10/06/2015 7:37:01 AM PDT · by conservativejoy
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/06/2015 | Teresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Man, I get to say a big, fat ‘I told you so’ on this one. I’ve written on Joe Biden getting into the race quite a bit. I contend he will and that Elizabeth Warren will be his VP pick. He has shamelessly used his dead son and his wife to launch his presidential bid. That says a lot about someone who claims to be a staunch Catholic. Calculating doesn’t quite cover it. He’s standing on his dead son’s body to get sympathy and using it as a weapon to walk into the White House. Now, that’s impressively manipulative and...
  • War Party Targets Putin and Assad

    10/06/2015 7:31:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Having established a base on the Syrian coast, Vladimir Putin last week began air strikes on ISIS and other rebel forces seeking to overthrow Bashar Assad. A longtime ally of Syria, Russia wants to preserve its toehold on the Mediterranean, help Assad repel the threat, and keep the Islamic terrorists out of Damascus. Russia is also fearful that the fall of Assad would free up the Chechen terrorists in Syria to return to Russia. In intervening to save Assad, Putin is doing exactly what we are doing to save our imperiled allies in Baghdad and Kabul. Yet Putin's intervention has...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Campus Empire

    10/06/2015 7:30:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 5, 2015 | Mary Grabar
    The original post appeared on the website Dissident Prof. Posted October 2, 2015, by Mary Grabar: As reported last week, Planned Parenthood’s lobbying efforts against the vote to deny them federal funds was assisted by Hamilton College, which hosted “performance artist” Rhodessa Jones, along with about a dozen representatives from the local Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, to give students a Planned Parenthood-positive message. The college continued the push by participating in the nationwide “Pink Out” day on September 29. In a campus-wide email Hamilton students were asked to “show appreciation for Planned Parenthood by wearing pink.” They were invited to...
  • Who Will Save Middle East Christians: Obama or Putin?

    10/06/2015 7:30:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2015 | Fay Voshell
    Few Western foreign policy analysts have taken seriously Vladimir Putin's radical reorientation of Russia from communism back to Russian Orthodox Christianity. Putin is perhaps uniquely qualified to discern that his nation's identity has been for centuries within a spiritual, distinctly Christian narrative and that a violent rending of Russia's historically religious roots led to utter disaster for the Russian peoples. Son of a militant atheist and a pious mother, Putin lived through the collapse of the Soviet Union and the resurgence of capitalism as defined in Russian terms. Though raised a secularist, he is now a devout Christian in the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-06-15, OM, St. Bruno, Priest

    10/06/2015 7:29:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 10-06-15 | Revised New American Bible
    October 6, 2015   Tuesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jon 3:1-10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: “Set out for the great city of Nineveh,and announce to it the message that I will tell you.”So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,according to the LORD’s bidding.Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;it took three days to go through it.Jonah began his journey through the city,and had gone but a single day’s walk announcing,“Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed,”when the people of Nineveh believed God;they proclaimed a fast...
  • A New Global Police to Fight “Violent Extremism” in the U.S.?

    10/06/2015 7:28:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Why exactly does Obama want the “Strong Cities Network”? The Obama administration plans to create a global police force that counters “violent extremism” in the United States and elsewhere. The problem is that in Obama-speak “violent extremism” refers not only to jihadists wishing to harm Americans but also to conservatives and Tea Party activists. Just ask all the law-abiding right-of-center nonprofit groups targeted by Lois Lerner’s IRS during the Obama presidency. Ominously, President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch unveiled the Strong Cities Network last week at the United Nations. America’s chief executive, who speaks in hushed and reverent...
  • On Taxes, Trump Is No Reagan: What About The Spending Side Of The Budget?

    10/06/2015 7:27:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/06/2015 | James Capretta
    President Ronald Reagan is invoked incessantly by conservative commentators and politicians, but never more so than when the subject is taxes. And so it was when Donald Trump released his plan for tax reform. Several conservative commentators have done Trump a favor (and the public a disservice) by vouching for the legitimacy of the plan and saying it is very much in the Reagan tradition. That gives Trump far too much credit. His tax plan bears a superficial resemblance to Reagan’s agenda, but Reagan would never have proposed something so transparently infeasible. Reagan is invoked too casually on taxes both...
  • Mother of Oregon Gunman Loves Guns, Donald Trump

    10/06/2015 7:24:23 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 12 replies
    Time ^ | 10/5/2015 | Charlotte Alter
    The mother of the man who killed nine people and himself at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week wrote extensively on social media about her love of guns and her difficulty raising an autistic child, the New York Times reports. Laurel Margaret Harper, mother of gunman Chris Harper-Mercer, wrote that she kept AR-15 and AK-47 semiautomatic rifles and a Glock handgun in their home, and cited her son as her source on facts about gun laws. Writing on Yahoo Answers under the name TweetyBird, she mocked “lame states” with tough gun-control laws, and said that because of the multiple...
  • If Your Town Is Failing, Just Go: A prescription for impoverished communities

    10/06/2015 7:23:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/06/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The town where my parents grew up and where my grandparents lived no longer exists. Phillips, Texas, is a ghost town. Before that it was a company town, a more or less wholly owned subsidiary of the Phillips Petroleum Company. Phillips had already lost a great deal of its population as highway improvements sent residents off to the relative urban sophistication of Borger, and there were fewer than 2,000 people living there in 1980 when an explosion at the refinery destroyed practically all of the town’s economic infrastructure, along with a fair number of houses. Phillips, Inc., in the end...
  • New American Century: Arabic Is Fastest-Growing Language In USA

    10/06/2015 7:21:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Julian Hahn
    A new report shows that languages spoken in Muslim countries are surging into U.S. households, thanks in large part to immigration from Muslim nations. 2014 data from the American Community Survey reveals that Arabic and Urdu – Pakistan’s national language – are the fastest-growing foreign languages spoken at home, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies. A record 63.2 million U.S. residents, or more than one-in-five, speak a language other than English when at home, after five decades of large-scale immigration, according to Census Bureau data authored by the Center for Immigration Studies. The data also...
  • Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son's dying wish [To Maureen Dowd]

    10/06/2015 7:18:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/06/2015 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a column that marked a turning point in the presidential speculation. According to multiple sources, it was Biden himself who talked to her, painting a tragic portrait of a dying son, Beau’s face partially paralyzed, sitting his father down and trying to make him promise to run for president because "the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values.” It...
  • Trio Of Academics Travel 8,426 Miles For ONE-HOUR Climate Change Meeting

    10/06/2015 7:17:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | Eric Owens
    Two taxpayer-funded college presidents and the president of America’s largest university-based climate alliance traveled a combined 8,426 miles this week to meet for slightly over an hour to discuss strategies for carbon reduction. The “climate leadership meeting” occurred on Monday at Agnes Scott College, a private, all-female bastion of about 1,000 students in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur. The meeting lasted one hour, seven minutes and 21 seconds, according to the YouTube video which captured it for posterity. Speakers at the meeting included Ball State University president Paul Ferguson, Portland State University president Wim Wiewel and Tim Carter, the president...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Democrats and African-Americans Tell Me They’re Voting for Trump (Video)

    10/06/2015 7:16:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told Sean Hannity tonight that several Democratic friends are voting for Donald Trump this year. Some of those people – People aren’t really talking much about this, are actually interested in Donald Trump. Again, I’ve had friends who normally vote Democrat, including women Democrats and African-Americans tell me that they’re crossing over to vote for Trump this year. So, I think anything is possible. Via Hannity:
  • John Kasich renews push for strict “green energy” mandates

    10/06/2015 7:14:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When he’s not running for president, Ohio Governor John Kasich is still busy managing the affairs of his state. One of his many duties came to light this week when Kasich came out once again in favor of “unfreezing” the state’s green energy mandates and even pushing for steeper demands on energy consumers. Much of this effort is being driven under the auspices of the curiously named “Ohio Conservative Energy Forum.” (OCEF) At a quick glance, it’s rather difficult to see what is “conservative” about either the group or the policies being pushed forward by the governor. (Fox News)...
  • Obama IS NOT WELCOME to Come Grandstand at the Funerals of Shooting Victims (VIDEO)

    10/06/2015 7:13:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    David Jacques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, told Bill O’Reilly on Monday that the people of Roseburg would not welcome Barack Obama if he came to town to politicize the funerals of the Umpqua College shooting victims. Madman Chris Harper-Mercer murdered eight students and a teacher last week in a shooting spree on campus. David Jacques and community leaders do not want Obama to come grandstand at the funerals: Well I think the president will not be welcomed into the community. And that is not just my opinion. We talked to dozens upon dozens of citizens, some family members of...
  • Yale students study “In Defense of Looting” from #BlackLivesMatter protester

    10/06/2015 7:11:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We recently told you about the breaking news of DeRay Mckesson – whose impressive resume includes being a human resources administrator at a middle school and a Black Lives Matter protester – obtaining a position as a lecturer at Yale University. The original list of “reading material for the course” included articles from Huffington Post and the New York Times. They seem to have missed a few items in the syllabus, though. A friend of ours on Twitter caught wind of a tweet from one of the students at the prestigious Ivy League school who was letting her friends...
  • Report: David Dewhurst will pay campaign debts from senate race (Texas)

    10/06/2015 7:10:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/5/15 | Bobby Blanchard
    Former Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has agreed to pay off $800,000 of debt from his failed bid for the U.S. Senate in 2012, according to a report in The Texas Tribune. According to a September letter obtained by the Tribune, Dewhurst has agreed to pay the debt over the next year but he said that he was not legally obligated to pay the money to his vendors. “While there is obviously no legal obligation that I personally pay the vendors invoices, and while a few of you let me down with messaging and media that was counter-productive, plus there were...
  • Trump: Anti-Rubio Ad Is 'Nothing Personal,' Just Payback

    10/06/2015 7:08:50 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 05, 2015
    An ad posted on Twitter mocking Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as "Little Rube" was nothing personal, says GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, just payback for Rubio's attacks on him. The ad, posted on Trump's Twitter account on Sunday, shows a picture of Rubio as an elementary school student contrasted to a recent photo of the billionaire businessman Trump appearing to adjust his cufflinks. "Never Hire a Boy to Do a Man's Job," the ad is headlined. "Marco Rubio seems like a nice boy," the copy begins. "Well mannered, but bought & paid for. JEB and the PACS sat him down...
  • Oregon Community Rocked By Campus Shooting: We Don't Want Obama Here

    10/06/2015 7:07:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Just hours after the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Rosenberg, Oregon last week, President Obama stepped to the microphones at the White House to deliberately politicize the tragedy in the name of gun control. “Somebody, somewhere will comment and say, Obama politicized this issue. Well, this is something we should politicize,” he said, admittedly without all of the facts surrounding the situation. "We should be changing these [gun control] laws." Now the community affected by the shooting is saying no thanks to an official Obama visit, which is scheduled for later this week. Why? They don't want Obama standing...
  • The Lord's Heartstrings of Grace [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/06/2015 7:06:27 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Please start with this song . . . Beautiful day ~ Jamie Grace My orchestra plays in time with the strings of My heart that is My 7 Spirits of Righteousness in the truth of Who I AM for there is no other :o) Isaiah 11:1-2 Righteous Reign of the Branch 11 Then a Shoot (the Messiah) will spring from the stock of Jesse [David’s father], And a Branch from his roots will bear fruit. 2 And the 1Spirit of the Lord(Love) will rest on Him— The 2 Spirit of wisdom and 3 understanding, The 4 Spirit of counsel...
  • Fiorina fires back at story stating her Senate campaign mismanaged money

    10/06/2015 7:05:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/15 | Katie Zezima
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina shot back at a Washington Post story stating that her 2010 Senate campaign mismanaged its finances, including not giving a final paycheck to the widow of her pollster, who died a month before Election Day. According to MSNBC, Fiorina assailed "the left and their allies in the media" for the story, which was based on more than two dozen interviews with staff members, friends, contractors and operatives who worked on the 2010 Senate campaign. All said there was a huge problem with the operation: It didn't manage money well. Fiorina said Monday that The Post...
  • Officers rescue store owner crushed by 125-pound python

    10/06/2015 7:04:54 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 06, 2015 | Associated Press
    NEWPORT, Ky. – The owner of a northern Kentucky reptile store is recovering after police officers pried off a 20-foot python that was crushing the man. Newport police tell local news outlets that owner Terry Wilkens was feeding the snake Monday morning when the 125-pound python attacked. Police Chief Tom Collins says Wilkens wasn't breathing when officers were trying to free him, but he did resume breathing before he was taken to a hospital. Collins says Wilkens' health appears to improving and he's even talking. Collins says one of the two responding officers, Lt. Gregory Ripberger, knew to uncurl the...
  • Surprise! The Soviets Nearly Won Afghan War

    10/06/2015 6:59:21 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 37 replies ^ | December 26, 2004 | Mark Kramer
    Surprise! The Soviets Nearly Won Afghan War December 26, 2004|Mark Kramer | Mark Kramer is director of the Harvard Cold War studies program and a senior fellow at the university's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian studies. Twenty-five years ago, on Christmas Eve, Soviet troops marched into Afghanistan with the aim of restoring order in a few months. Nine years later they withdrew amid continued violence. In their wake, civil war erupted and the Taliban rose to power, providing a haven to Al Qaeda. Critics of the U.S. military effort in Iraq often cite the Soviet experience in Afghanistan as...
  • Top International Lawyer: Make Climate Change Illegal And Silence Skeptics Forever

    10/06/2015 6:56:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | James Delingpole
    Climate change is such a pressing, dangerous and universal threat that it should be made illegal under international law, a top barrister has told a conference of leading lawyers in London. Philippe Sands QC, an international law specialist and Professor of Law at University College London, argued that the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) should make it an “obligation under international law” to ensure that global temperatures never rise more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This would follow the precedent of a landmark decision in June this year by a Dutch court as a result of a...
  • Donald Trump BLASTS dishonest media, says I’M NOT GETTING OUT AND I’M GOING TO WIN

    10/06/2015 6:54:57 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    The Risht Scoop via CNN ^ | 10-6-15 | The Right Scoop via CNN
    Donald Trump was on CNN this morning where he blasted Chris Cuomo and the dishonest and disgusting media for trying to make hay over his honest answer from Sunday about getting out of the race. This is probably the most passionate I’ve seen him in a while as he emphatically points out that he is not getting out of the race because he wants to make America great again and that he is going to win! It’s a great clip. Watch:
  • Workers remove Ten Commandments monument from Oklahoma Capitol grounds

    10/06/2015 6:47:19 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 06, 2015 | FoxNews
    Workers began removing a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol late Monday in accordance with a court order. The Daily Oklahoman reported that the six-foot high monument would be reinstalled outside the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a conservative think tank. A contractor hired by the state began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time The works comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision in June that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support "any sect, church, denomination or system of religion."
  • Oops -- The Climate Scammers Lose

    10/06/2015 6:37:43 AM PDT · by eyeamok · 28 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 2015-10-06 | Karl Denninger
    A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month. A former climate modeller for the Government’s Australian Greenhouse Office, with six degrees in applied mathematics, Dr Evans has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science. He has found that, while the underlying physics of the model is correct, it had been applied incorrectly. He has fixed two errors and the new corrected model finds the climate’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide (CO2) is much...
  • El Faro owners say mechanical failure left cargo ship adrift amid Hurricane Joaquin

    10/06/2015 6:33:38 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 06, 2015 | FoxNews
    The owners of a cargo ship that disappeared Thursday with 33 people on board as Hurricane Joaquin raged said the ship's captain had planned to skirt the storm, but was prevented from doing so by a mechanical failure that left the boat adrift in the path of the power storm. Phil Greene, president and CEO of ship owner Tote Services Inc., told the Associated Press the captain of the El Faro, whose name has not been released, had conferred with her sister ship — which was returning to Jacksonville, Fla. along a similar route — and determined the weather was...
  • High School Cancels ‘America Day’ So No One Gets Offended

    10/06/2015 6:32:20 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 28 replies
    the Blaze ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Every year, Jackson Hole High School has celebrated “America Day” around homecoming time — and it’s become quite the spectacle. The tradition includes students wrapping American flags around their shoulders, wearing American flag attire and driving a diesel truck around the parking lot with the stars and stripes waving in the wind. But this year turned out to be different for the students in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
  • Ben Carson wants a national database of potential mass killers

    10/06/2015 6:32:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | M. Catharine Evans
    In a conversation with Business Insider promoting his new book, presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested creating a national database to keep "dangerous individuals" from accessing guns. In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Carson wants to stop unstable people from slipping through state systems which are under no federal mandate to share information.
  • Obama's Success as President

    10/06/2015 6:29:09 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 20 replies
    Self | 06 October 2015 | Self
    Back in 2008, Barack Obama ran for the office of President with only one real promise--to fundamentally transform America. Everything else he said and promised was just a smokescreen for this one, true promise. Has he succeeded? He destroyed our image with other countries and peoples. He destroyed our progress towards a balanced budget--we don't even talk about it any more. He destroyed our relationships with (former) allies. He destroyed one sixth of our economy by implementing Obamacare, formally named the "Affordable Care Act." He destroyed the method by which America is governed by going around Congress at every chance...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(10/6/15)[Prayer]

    10/06/2015 6:28:37 AM PDT · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/6/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John the Baptist 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: 68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,     because he has come to his people and redeemed them. 69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us     in the house of his servant David 70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), 71 salvation from our enemies     and from the hand of all who hate us— 72 to show mercy to our ancestors     and to remember his holy covenant, 73     the oath he...
  • Statement by the North Atlantic Council on incursions into Turkey’s airspace by Russian aircraft

    10/06/2015 6:27:35 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    NATO ^ | Last updated: 05 Oct. 2015 17:23 | NATO
    The North Atlantic Council met today to hold consultations on the potential implications of the recent dangerous military actions of the Russian Federation in and around Syria. Allies expressed their deep concern with regard to the Russian military build-up in Syria and especially the attacks by the Russian Air Force on Hama, Homs, and Idlib which led to civilian casualties and did not target Da’esh. Allies call on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians, to focus its efforts on fighting ISIL, and to promote a solution to the conflict through a political...
  • Prime Minister Netanyahu adopts a rescue dog and the left goes ballistic

    10/06/2015 6:18:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | Carol Brown
    Prime Minister Netanyahu adopted a 10-year-old rescue dog this summer. Apparently his son urged him to do so after hearing that the dog was about to be put down. The left being the left could not allow this to go without comment. I mean, it is outrageous when you think about it! Adopting an elderly dog from a rescue organization. Who does Prime Minister Netanyahu think he is? And so the left weighed in as only they can – with a level of hate and certifiable madness that truly boggles the mind. Israel National News reports:
  • Petroglyph in Spain Marks when Atlantic and Mediterranean Cultures Met

    10/06/2015 6:17:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies ^ | Mon, Oct 05, 2015 | Staff
    Bronze Age rock carving depicts a Mediterranean style boat. Above: A graphic representation of the Auga dos Cebros petroglyph, showing the obvious boat feature at the bottom. This image is a screenshot of the same as depicted in the YouTube video (see below). =================================================================================================================== A unique petroglyph discovered near the Atlantic coast of northern Spain has provided evidence that contacts between ancient Atlantic cultures and contemporaneous cultures of the Mediterranean were earlier and perhaps more intense than previously thought. The rock art panel, located in the Costa dos Castros region and known as Auga dos Cebros, depicts a boat with...
  • UAE's Oil Storage Hub Of Fujairah Taking On Established Ports

    10/06/2015 6:16:50 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | OCT 6, 2015 | Gaurav Sharma
    Going back two decades, the quaint United Arab Emirate of Fujairah, some 130km east of Dubai, started carving out its own unique place in the oil and gas industry under the benign shadow of Abu Dhabi; custodian of the world seventh-largest proven oil reserves. Fujairah had what the other six of constituents of the UAE did not – a shoreline on the Gulf of Oman and not the Persian Gulf. Any ships loaded on the latter coastline remained vulnerable to Iranian belligerence and threats to close of the Strait of Hormuz, a maritime outlet from the Persian Gulf to the...
  • The Right Does Have Answers on Guns, Mr. President

    10/06/2015 6:16:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    On the assumption that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between right and left on the gun issue as it relates to these mass murders? Why does the left focus on more gun control laws, and why doesn't the right? One reason is quintessentially American. Most Americans believe that it is their right -- and even their duty -- to own guns for self-protection. Unique among major democratic and industrialized nations, Americans have traditionally believed in relying...

    10/06/2015 6:13:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 October 2015 | MIKE FLYNN
    The third quarter fundraising period for presidential campaigns is over, having closed Wednesday. Detailed numbers won’t be publicly available until later this week, but campaigns are free to report their results at any time. More than any other candidate, Jeb Bush needs to report a strong fundraising quarter to quell growing doubts about his campaign. -snip- Sources close to the Ted Cruz campaign told Breitbart News that the conservative favorite raised around $14-15 million last quarter, matching his fundraising in the second quarter. No other GOP campaigns have reported or leaked their fundraising numbers for the third quarter. The summer...
  • Tom Watson declines PGA of America Hall of Fame invite over (Ted) Bishop handling

    10/06/2015 6:12:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 29, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    <p>It was Bishop who surprisingly extended the captaincy for the 2014 matches to Watson, who remains the last American captain to win the biennial matches in Europe back in 1993.</p> <p>While I was very flattered by PGA President (Derek) Sprague’s honoring me to be inducted into PGA Hall of Fame, I couldn’t accept in good conscience because of how the PGA mishandled the firing of my friend and immediate past president of the PGA, Ted Bishop..</p>
  • Battle is on to stop oppressive transgender bill on "public accommodations" now in Ma.Legislature

    10/06/2015 6:11:53 AM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 10/06/2015 | n/a
    As we’ve seen so many times before, Massachusetts is the current target for a nationwide LGBT push. This time it’s a bill for transgender "non-discrimination" rights in public accommodations. (Some refer to this as a “bathroom bill” but that is misleading, as we explain below.) It’s not a secret that the next major goal of the homosexual movement is to use the force of law to force all of society to completely embrace the entire LGBT agenda in businesses, government, schools, and public places. This is done through draconian “anti-discrimination” laws that inflict onerous fines, lawsuits, and even jail time...
  • Immigrant activists score wins

    10/06/2015 6:11:12 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 5, 2015 | Dan Walters
    Twenty-one years ago, California voters passed Proposition 187, which sought to deny public benefits to illegal immigrants. Ultimately, however, it was voided by the courts, sparked a political backlash that divided the Republican Party, galvanized Latino and Asian political activism, and led California politicians to set a new and radically different course. While immigration reform ties the Republican-dominated Congress in knots, the California Legislature, with Gov. Jerry Brown’s ardent support, is making the state’s estimated 3 million undocumented immigrants as legal as possible.
  • Joe Biden: ‘There’s homophobes still left – most of them are running for president’

    10/06/2015 6:10:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/5/15 | Lisa Bourne
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Vice President Joe Biden equated gender ideology with civil rights in a recent speech, at the same time calling marriage supporters homophobic. Gays and lesbians should not fear "those shrill voices" working to oppose homosexual "marriage," Biden said, because Americans "have moved so far beyond them and their appeals to prejudice and fear and homophobia." The potential Democrat presidential contender also took the occasion to attack the character of candidates from across the political aisle, stating, "There's homophobes still left – most of them are running for president." Biden used his remarks before...
  • Suffering and Death (Protestant and Lutheran Caucus/Devotional)

    10/06/2015 6:10:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 6 replies
    “These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth” (v. 13). - Hebrews 11:13–16 No discussion of suffering could long proceed without addressing the subject of death. History books tell us of numerous events, such as the Black Plague, in which immense suffering culminated in death. But death does not touch us only from a distance through the study of the past. We have all felt the impact of death personally as we have seen friends and...
  • Global Oil to Cut Spending by $130 Billion, OPEC Says

    10/06/2015 6:08:48 AM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | BENOÎT FAUCON
    Global oil investments are set to be slashed by a staggering $130 billion this year, crimping supplies and ultimately boosting prices, OPEC’s chief said Tuesday, and added that he was open to discuss the current oil market turmoil with the U.S. The remarks come as many members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries have been running deficits as they fight for market share against American tight oil instead of oil prices. Speaking at the Oil and Money conference here, OPEC secretary-general Abdalla Salem el-Badri said global investments in petroleum projects will be reduced by 22.4% to $521 billion...
  • Joaquin and Obama: Two Forces of Nature

    10/06/2015 6:08:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Hurricane Joaquin dumped large amounts of rain on the East Coast, but another "force of nature" flooded the country with so much rhetoric it was difficult for most people to keep up. Before barely any facts were known, there was President Obama on camera (when isn't he?) making a 12-minute address -- a relatively short time for him -- about the school shootings in Roseburg, Oregon. The president referred to himself 28 times, according to, again proving that whatever happens in this country, or the world, it really is all about him. He talked about the need for "common...
  • Company fires employee after viral selfie surfaces with racist comments about co-worker’s son

    10/06/2015 6:08:12 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 25 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 10/5/15 | Nicole Hensley
    Full title: Atlanta marketing company fires employee after viral selfie surfaces with racist comments about co-worker’s son A former employee at an Atlanta-based marketing firm is at the center of a firestorm after a photo he posted of himself online with a colleague's black son unleashed a wave of racist bile from the man's friends and other Internet hatemongers. Polaris Marketing Group employee Gerod Roth was fired after snapping a seemingly innocuous selfie alongside 3-year-old Cayden Jenkins and posting it to Facebook on Sept. 16, triggering an immediate torrent of hateful comments, including "I didn't know you were a slave...
  • Authorities to outline case against accused contract killer

    10/06/2015 6:05:50 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 5, 2015 | SCOTT SMITH
    A man who admitted to killing dozens of people across the United States as an enforcer for drug cartels in Mexico will begin to hear evidence in court Tuesday that prosecutors say proves he gunned down nine people throughout Central California. Authorities say Jose Manuel Martinez opened up to them after his arrest in 2013, detailing a long, violent career with over 30 victims.
  • Donald Trump vows to win: 'I'm not going anywhere'

    Donald Trump forcefully rejected the idea Tuesday that he might be considering getting out of the race as his lead in the polls has contracted in recent weeks. "I'm not going anywhere, I'm leading every poll and I'm going to make our country great again," Trump told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" on Tuesday morning. "I'm not getting out. I'm going to win, OK?" Trump added. "The answer is: I'm going all the way and I'm going to win. *snip* Trump also took the opportunity Tuesday to once again slam Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, as a "total lightweight" and...
  • Fiorina: 'I'm distinctly horrifying to liberals'

    10/06/2015 6:04:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/6/15 | NICK GASS
    Carly Fiorina says she thinks she is "distinctly horrifying to liberals" because of the prospect that she could beat Hillary Clinton in a general election, hours after a poll was released showing her besting the Democratic front-runner in a hypothetical general election match-up in Iowa. During an interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly on her Monday night show, Fiorina responded after Kelly read part of a New York Times story from last week in which one woman remarked of the former Hewlett-Packard executive that, "It’s so weird — she looks like one of us, but she’s not."