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  • NOAA chief tells lawmaker: No one will ‘coerce the scientists who work for me’

    11/24/2015 9:48:43 PM PST · by Rabin · 12 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | November 24 at 6:00 AM | Lisa Rein (Federal Eye)
    The Obama cronies continues to stone House of Rep. demand for access to the RICO related Nobel O, Nobel Goreworld / Chelsy & Bill, mentorship program, connections to NOAA.... one of several warming studies lawmaker are investigating. In smackback to the irreverent House Science Committee's Chairman Lamar Smith, Penny Pritzker, godesslike head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Imperial Directorate, leaned forward to Chairman (Smith). Her staff will not be intimidated by elected meddling, sniveling and the like. As in Buzz off. “If yours don't like our junk,” Sullivan wrote, “it has the tools to jinn up its own.
  • Shell-BG Merger Takes Another Step Forward.

    11/19/2015 8:26:19 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Rigzone ^ | Thursday, November 19, 2015 | Chee Yew Cheang
    Royal Dutch Shell plc's acquisition of BG Group plc took another step forward with the receipt of unconditional merger clearance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the company said Thursday. Following previously announced clearances in Brazil and the European Union, three of the five pre-conditions to the Shell-BG merger have now been satisfied, leaving only approvals from Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board and China’s Ministry of Commerce outstanding.
  • Mississippi Flag, a Rebel Holdout, Is in a New Fight

    11/08/2015 9:36:32 AM PST · by yoe · 361 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2915 | CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
    LOUISVILLE, Miss. — In single strokes after the massacre of nine black churchgoers in Charleston in June, Confederate battle flags were taken from statehouse grounds in South Carolina and Alabama, pulled from shelves at major retailers like Walmart and declared unwelcome, if to (limited effect), at Nascar races. What happened so swiftly elsewhere is not so simple in Mississippi. The Confederate battle flag is not simply flying in one hotly disputed spot at the State Capitol but occupying the upper left corner of the state flag, which has been flying since 1894. (And as recently as 2001), Mississippians voted by...
  • Not so fast, Paul Ryan

    10/26/2015 10:15:28 PM PDT · by Rabin · 20 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | October 23, 2015 | Dave Brat
    So far, Ive received confirmations from several candidates, but have yet to receive a written response from Ryan. Congressman Ryan has noted he does not want to adbmit to preconditions. House Speakers race is not about the person. It is about the principles, and structural reforms so that the process serves the best interest of the American people. This is too important a decision to leave to a few people good old boys. For our party to re-unite, and get things done, our Speaker need be of the people. Communicating honestly with us would be a good start.
  • US, Russia sign memo on safe flight operations over Syria

    10/23/2015 9:24:01 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Indiat News ^ | October 21, 2015 | Staff & Aaron Mehta
    What is known is that the agreement covers the US and its entire coalition operating in Syria, for both manned and unmanned systems. It also provides some guidelines on what frequencies pilots should us to communicate with each other if needed. The agreement, reached through several weeks of negotiations between the Pentagon and Russian military officials, is built on shaky ground.
  • FBI confiscates 4 State Dept. servers

    10/13/2015 11:01:42 PM PDT · by Rabin · 17 replies
    World Tribune Life ^ | October 13, 2015 | Bill Gertz
    The FBI has seized nine White House computer servers as part of its probe into how classified information was compromised on State Department email system, according to people familiar with the investigation. Additionally six servers, which were located at the NSA Fort Mead headquarters building, were seized. They are being checked by technical analysts charged with determining how all communications to and from the state department were being routed via homeline parallel Soviet, and Clinton Foundation pathways as standard procedure, even prior to 2009 to 2013, said two people familiar with the probe. The people spoke on condition of anonymity....
  • ISIS Tells Fighters to GANG RAPE Women Saying Sex With Multiple Jihadis Makes Them MUSLIM

    10/10/2015 10:18:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, Oct 9, 2015 | NICK GUTTERIDGE
    ISLAMIC State (ISIS) has urged its depraved fighters to convert women to Islam by GANG RAPING them, it emerged today.It emerged as victims of the perverted hate group spoke out about its infamous sex slave markets, where twisted militants can buy women for as little as a packet of cigarettes. ISIS fighters have previously executed women who refused to have sex with them, with many experts saying most young men joining the group are more interested in sex than Islam or jihad. Many of the women come from the Yazidi religious sect and have been horrendously defiled and mutilated by...
  • Saudi Cuts Oil Prices To Asia, U.S.

    10/06/2015 9:26:17 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies ^ | posted yesterday | Abisha Rabiyah
    Saudi Aramco reduced the price of its light-crude deliveries to Asia by $1.70/bbl. As a result, Marketwatch switched to a discount of $1.60/bbl against the rival Dubai benchmark from the previous premium of $0.10/bbl. Aramco also reduced its prices for heavy oil by $2/bbl to the Far East and by $0.30/bbl to the U.S. Aramco also reduced its official selling price for medium grade crude to Asia in November to a discount of $3.20/bbl below the regional benchmark, versus a $1.30 discount for October sales, the company said Sunday. The discount for the medium grade to Asia, the primary market...
  • Driven to Kill Why drivers in China intentionally kill the pedestrians they hit.

    I n April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in Chinas Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the girls grandmother shouted, Stop! Youve hit a child! the BMWs driver paused, then switched into reverse and backed up over the girl. The woman at the wheel drove forward once more, crushing the girl for a third time. When she finally got out from the BMW, the unlicensed driver immediately offered the horrified family a deal: Dont say that I was driving the car, she said. Say it was my husband. We...
  • US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Presentation on LENR

    10/05/2015 8:29:32 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 9 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | 5 October 2015 | Frank Acland
    An interesting presentation has been uploaded on the LENR-Forum which was given by Louis F. DeChiaro, Ph.D, a physicist with the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Dahlgren Warefare Center. The presentation was given at a IEEE Meeting on LENR Phenomena and Potential Applications held on Sept. 23 2015 at Teradyne in North Reading, Massachusetts. For people who have been following LENR closely over the past few years, there will not be too much new information in the slideshow. It is mostly a review of what has been happening in the field from the time of Fleischmann and Pons up...
  • Vatican fires senior priest deviant advocate..

    10/03/2015 10:34:37 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 03 Oct 2015 | Religion
    The Vatican has fired a who came out gay on the eve of a major meeting of church leaders to discuss homosexu senior priests. In a statement on Saturday, a spokesman for Pope Francis said Polish priest Krzysztof Charamsa's action had been "very serious and irresponsible". Krzysztof will be replaced "by a theologian" in the Vatican.
  • Frac Industry Catches A Break, Judge Strikes Down Costly Regs

    10/02/2015 5:12:23 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Oilpro ^ | 10/2/15 | Jeff Reed
    A federal judge in Wyoming has issued an injunction against new Department of Interior regulations that tighten controls over hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. The move grants some of relief to producers who would have confronted higher costs at a time when oil prices are already hitting their profits, curbing activity, and reducing headcounts....
  • Trumps Silent Majority Makes Loud Ugly Noises Online

    09/30/2015 7:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    WhoWhatWhy ^ | September 30, 2015 | Klaus Marre
    Early in September, Shaquandra Ratliff was killed in Chicago. The young mother was shot when a fight broke out at a death remembrance party for a gang member slain a year ago. But police say Ratliff had no gang affiliation and simply was at the wrong place at the wrong time. In other words, this is a story about yet another innocent black person shot to death. A report on the killing was posted on Yahoo! News, the most popular news site in the United States. Yahoo! News allows people to comment on articles and/or to vote on comments. A...
  • EXCLUSIVE: #Boehners Replacement Is Carrying On Long Running Affair With Congresswoman

    09/29/2015 3:54:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Got News ^ | September 25, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Updated September 25, 2015 first published this article earlier this year and has received numerous confirmations about it since then. Neither McCarthy, nor Ellmers has denied it and now that McCarthy is next in line for the speakership of the House the affair has taken on new relevance. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (center) at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Multiple sources within Bakersfield, North Carolina, & on Capitol Hill tell that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) have been carrying on a long-running affair since...
  • Ex-Vegas madam dishes on old profession

    09/22/2015 8:57:35 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies ^ | September 22, 2015 - 6:17am | By Doug Elfman
    Jami Rodman makes it sound as if she were born for high-priced prostitution. "I was addicted to it. I was working every day," she told me over midday coffee in a bustling convention hall. "It's very liberating. I enjoyed the sex part. I enjoyed the sociology part. "It's a great way to meet really cool people," she said. "You're basically dating but without the hassles." Rodman even rose to madam of VIP sex workers, but it wasn't emotionally or financially fulfilling: "That was so much work 60 women at any given time that were having issues and problems." Two...
  • Trump and Political Celebrity (A view from the far left)

    09/18/2015 3:26:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Dissident Voice ^ | September 16, 2015 | James Hoover
    It was the ideal audience for Donald Trump. American Airlines center was packed with 20,000 enthralled Texans who seemed to hang on every word of boast, harangue, and self-aggrandizement that passed through Trumps lips. They whooped and hollered through 90 minutes of Trump speech-making. In scattered and rather loose references to issues, Trump skillfully intermixed attributes of puerile boasting about his skills, mocking his opponents and their cluelessness, and lionizing his oft-demonstrated business skills. The biggest winner was his condemnation of American immigration policy while characterizing all illegals as leaving a large swatch of murder, rape, and pillage in their...
  • Ayotte to Cruz: Whats your shutdown endgame?

    09/18/2015 5:47:31 AM PDT · by CASchack · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) is pressing fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) to reveal his strategy for success as he risks a government shutdown in an attempt to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood. In a letter to Cruz on Thursday, Ayotte demanded to know why the firebrand Texas senator and presidential candidate is so strongly pushing legislation that the party can't pass. It is abundantly clear that we lack the votes in the Senate to redirect these funds, Ayotte, one of four female Republicans in the Senate, wrote in the letter. She goes out of her way...

    09/01/2015 12:54:54 AM PDT · by Rabin · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Hillary server was maintained in the server master network of Clinton Foundation, (a massive, tax exempt, non profit power structure now run by Chelsea). Latest dump reveal that Hillary's shared it's IP address with Bill's, on Clinton Foundation servers since 2009. "Clinton Foundation" net computers had open access and input to top level State Department communications, for years. The Espionage Act frowns on un-cleared access and control of classified matter. It seems clear, Secretary of State sold us out to maintain Bills pay for play, to friend and foe, top dollar foundation. The fact that code word Intel...
  • Hate Groups Use Virginia Shooting As Call To Arms In "Race War"

    08/28/2015 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Vocativ ^ | August 26, 2015 | James King and Adi Cohen
    The League of the South has gone to "Security Condition Orange" and other white supremacist organizations are saying it's time for action.Hate groups across the country are using Wednesdays televised shooting of two Virginia journalists as a call to arms in the race war the shooter referenced in a manifesto he sent to a national news outlet. One group has gone to Security Condition Orange, its second-highest alert level, which it says means eminent (sic) danger probable. In his manifesto, faxed shortly after the shooting to ABC News, shooter Vester Flanagan claimed to have killed WDBJ journalists Alison Parker, 24,...
  • Donald Trump Hopes to Ethnically Cleanse America To Make It Great Again

    08/26/2015 2:42:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | August 26, 2015 | Adalia Woodbury
    Republicans, led by Donald Trump have made undocumented immigrants the central issue of their primary campaign. In reality, Trump’s rhetoric and policy proposals target one specific, ethnic group – Mexicans. David Duke and people who express their “passion” for America by chanting “white Power” are embracing these policies. They’re lapping up everything from his claims that Mexico sends the “bad” immigrants to Mexico will pay for a Trump Wall. No doubt, these are people share Trump’s view that making America “great again” entails preserving white dominance and with it, a future for the Republican Party. He wants to build a...
  • Andrea Rossi Granted E-Cat Patent by US Patent Office

    08/25/2015 9:06:37 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 53 replies
    E-cat World ^ | August 25, 2015 | Frank Acland
    Mats Lewan has posted on his Impossible Invention blog that Andrea Rossi has been granted a US Patent The patent was granted today, August 25 2015.
  • Hillary Clinton diced and sliced

    08/14/2015 9:37:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 August 2015 | Anthony Zurcher North America reporter
    Shortly before she was sworn in as secretary of state in 2009, Hillary Clinton set up an email server, at her home in Chappaqua, NY. She, her Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Iranian conduit Huma Abedin, providing an 24-7 administration back channel under cover of state dept electronic correspondence during her four years in office. She did not use, or activate, a email account, which would have been hosted on servers owned and managed by the US government.
  • John Kasich Biggest R.I.N.O. Ever

    08/10/2015 10:03:22 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 31 replies
    08-10-2015 | DallasBiff
    John Kasich has NO business running for President as a Republican! He is one of the biggest R.I.N.O.s around. He's a phony & a liar when he goes on national TV and states he did not have to raise any taxes to balance the Ohio state budget. Well I know for a fact he did raise the Cigarette tax quite high a few months ago to balance "his" Ohio state budget.{But he keeps it a secret}. He states he is a compassionate Republican.....{attending same sex weddings}, yada yada yada.
  • CNN Has PMS Attack over Blood (whatever) Comment to Megyn Kelly

    08/08/2015 2:19:17 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 83 replies
    08-08- | STE=Q
    Donald trump in a CNN interview had the temerity to smack down the talking vagina that is Megyn Kelly after she -- basically -- accused him of being a misogynist: a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women. This is how Megyn Kelly began her non-question, question: "Youve called women you dont like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. Only Rosie ODonnell, Retorted Trump. No, it wasnt, Argued Megyn -- without anything to backup her assertion -- Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president? So let me get this...
  • Turkey to Boost Security for Energy Infrastructure as PKK Attacks Rise

    08/06/2015 9:21:24 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Rigzone ^ | Thursday, August 06, 2015 | Orhan Coskun and Humeyra Pamuk|
    Oil flow in the Iraq-Turkey pipeline, carrying Kurdish and Kirkuk oil to Turkey's southern port of Ceyhan, resumed on Thursday after a week-long shutdown following a PKK attack, a Turkish energy official and a shipping agent told Reuters.
  • Free tampons would slow flow of gender inequality

    08/05/2015 3:02:22 AM PDT · by One_Upmanship · 67 replies
    Daily Bruin [UCLA] ^ | July 20, 2015 | Zoey Freedman
    To most government officials, feminine hygiene products are a luxury item. But, every day, women are being poisoned by their own bodies because they lack access to even the most essential health products. Meanwhile, most men have no problem getting covered for pills that will help them get a boner. Although still greatly outnumbered and underpaid compared to their male counterparts, women have made so much progress. Yet inequality still lies in the most basic areas of human well-being. Women are still facing unequal treatment when it comes to health care and are paying out of pocket for necessary female...
  • Dont Get Trumped by Donald Trumps Poll Numbers

    08/01/2015 3:40:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Campaign Urban ^ | July 20, 2015 | Josh T. Thomas aka Black2basic
    First, in the spirit of full disclosure I was apprehensive to discuss the news surrounding Donald Trump because I find little value in adding to the growing number of articles ripping him apart. I dont think it benefits our community by taking the same exact stance, for the same exact reasons, as the rest of the world. As if there is another side to take. Plus, I dont think any of us needed Donald to clarify his stance on immigration or tell us his definition of war hero for everyone to know he is certifiably insane So, why are you...
  • Henry Rollins: Bend Over, America Here Comes President Trump (You have to see this)

    07/30/2015 7:30:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The L.A. Weekly ^ | July 30, 2015 | Henry Rollins, Black Flag group member
    America is an angry country. It always has been. Those who came before us cleared out the locals by any means necessary, then sanitized the genocidal slaughter as they self-immortalized their deeds into the stuff of legend. After the sun dried the corpses, we set upon each other. Our history is splattered in blood and steeped in unrestrained hostility toward all living creatures. People in countries all over the world trip out on America. Not only do we make films the rest of the planet flocks to see we are living in them as well. America is so larger-than-life,...
  • Gisele Dons a Burqa to Secretly Fix Her Deflated Boobs

    07/29/2015 8:24:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | | Yaron Steinbuch and Isabel Vincent
    This woman in a burqa was not heading to any prayer services. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her kid sister hid under traditional Muslim wear during the holy month of Ramadan so they could get secret plastic surgery in Paris, The Post has learned. The Brazilian stunner orchestrated the cloak-and-dagger mission so she could sneak into the swank International Clinique du Parc Monceau for work on her boobs and eyes, sources said.
  • Confederate-Flag-Clad Stripper at an S.F. Judge's Retirement Party

    07/29/2015 8:18:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Jul 27, 2015 | Benjamin Wachs
    A retirement party at the city courthouse for superior court judge Richard Kramer featured handcuffs, a whip, and a stripper wearing a Confederate battle flag on her clothes. What happened? The party planner was from South Carolina and hasn't been watching the news since 1958. The stripper was an actual cop. The heart wants what the heart wants. It was a retirement gift from Judge Judith Scheindlin, who sent her regrets at not being able to attend personally. This is nothing, Gavin Newsom had three Ukrainian prostitutes reading Democracy in America at his retirement party....
  • The Not-so-Obvious Design Feature of Apple Watch That Everyone is Missing

    07/11/2015 6:00:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 38 replies
    The Mac Observer ^ | July 10, 2015 | by John Martellaro
    When a revolutionary new product is launched, the first instinct is to understand it by relating its most obvious features to what we already know. In time, it becomes apparent that the analogies we formed, to understand the device, failed to properly inform us of the new way of doing things invited by the product._______________________Source: Apple _______________________ Nowhere is this more obvious than with the Apple Watch. To understand it as a wristwatch that has some fancy features is to miss the relationship it has with the iPhone. The proper, elegant partitioning of tasks is one key area that is...
  • Apple Watch Transformed Me Other Reviewers Myst Like Windows

    07/10/2015 2:27:37 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 159 replies
    EE Times ^ | July 10, 2015 | R. Colin Johnson, Technology Editor, EE Times
    The Apple Watch has changed my life for the better, solving all the problems I had with the iPhone (such as missing calls while I tried to find it) as well as solving other problems I didn't even now I had until I got it. I didn't want to write this blog about the Apple Watch, because I didn't want to seem like an Apple geek. But after reading the misleading reviews by other editors that shall remained unnamed, I just felt like I had to set the story straight. For one thing, all the features that one reviewer panned...
  • [Women's] Armpit hair is 2015s hottest fashion accessory

    07/08/2015 1:22:11 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 112 replies
    National Post ^ | July 8, 2015 | Isabel Slone
    In 1999, Americas sweetheart Julia Roberts attended the London premiere of her film Notting Hill, and for a split second lifted up her arm to wave to her fans, inadvertently revealing a dark undergrowth of hair. Roberts fuzzy pits triggered reactions of unspeakable disgust a writer from Britains Mirror likened them to two clumps of seaweed, while The Independent ran a debate on the pros and cons of Roberts personal hygiene habits. Assessing the backlash, Roberts later said, You wouldve thought I had a chinchilla under there. It was around the same time that I was undergoing the routine...
  • Gay Confederates: What's the Left to Do?

    07/06/2015 3:58:29 PM PDT · by Bobby Blog · 15 replies
    7/6/15 | Robert W Hamilton Jr.
    The Supreme Courts extra-constitutional decision to make same-sex marriage legal across all 50 states is not without its unintended consequences. Take for example this interesting conundrum: There was a rally to be held over the July 4th holiday weekend in the parking lot of a Walmart in a small town in South Carolina, home of the now-nationally-despised Confederate flag, a rally to show support for said item. In a small parade of vehicles carrying the flag, some were hoisting a second. One of these other flags just happened to be Jesse Jacksons Rainbow Coalition flag. You know the one, the...
  • If ISIS Doesnt Liberate Palestine Who Will?

    07/04/2015 8:50:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies ^ | July 4, 2015 | Franklin Lamb
    Ein el Helwe Palestinian camp, Lebanon: This is one of the questions ricocheting between Palestinians in Syria and Lebanon, posed also by ISIS (Daish) operatives, as the hot summer months and plummeting quality of existence raise tensions in the refugee camps and social gatherings. With its resilience, on-the-ground achievements, adaptability, global franchising, copy-cat knock-offs, chameleon-like adaptations, combinations and permutations, and slick honing of medium and message, ISIS is offering oppressed and desperate populations in this region both hope and fantasy for escaping their deepening misery. The dream is to escape abject poverty and indignity by any means necessary, and joining...
  • Mystery power plant

    07/04/2015 10:00:39 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 30 replies
    Google Maps ^ | 4 July 2015 | Steely
    Can anyone identify this somewhat mysterious installation? It is located about twenty miles south of Farmington, New Mexico, in an area identified as "Navajo Nation Off-Reservation Trust Land." It is connected to a great deal of electric power transmission capacity, has no visible chimney, but has a supply of cooling water brought to it by means of a canal from Morgan Lake. I was not able to find it on any list of power plants in the state of New Mexico. The nearest listed power plant is the Four Corners generating station in Fruitland New Mexico. Morgan Lake supplies cooling...
  • Why Do Mexican Men Think White Women Are Sluts?

    07/02/2015 11:34:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | Thursday, Jul 2 2015 | GUSTAVO ARELLANO
    DEAR MEXICAN: I'm a Canadian woman who has been travelling to Mexico (Guanajuato y Oaxaca, the cute places) lately. I travel alone and want to understand the "social" rules a little better. I was told by an expat American living in Mexico that Mexican men think all American women are sluts. (I assume that generalization extends to canadienses.) His theory is that Mexicans see television shows like Sex and the City and think it's reality. I'm acutely aware of this when interacting with Mexican men, and as a result am somewhat guarded, which I really don't want to be. I'd...
  • WHO: To Avoid MERS, Dont Drink Camel Urine

    06/26/2015 11:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/28 | ELIAS GROLL
    Six people have died, 87 have been infected, and some 1,800 schools and kindergartens have temporarily shut their doors amid an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea. Its likely the most significant outbreak of the disease outside the Middle East, and over the weekend, the World Health Organization released details on new cases of the disease in South Korea. It also issued a surprising piece of advice for individuals seeking to avoid infection: Drink neither raw camel milk nor camel urine. Thats perhaps not as strange as it sounds. While the exact transmission mechanisms remain unclear, it...
  • GAO report blasts Air Force justification for A-10 retirement

    06/26/2015 10:38:30 PM PDT · by Rabin · 15 replies
    U.S. Air Force Times ^ | 6/26/2015 | Staff
    The Air Force based its plan to retire the A-10 on projection of cost savings, ignoring mission (close air support), the Government Accountability Office. GAO punches holes in Air Force's bosses decision to retire the attack jet, saying planners did not, did not include the increased workload on other aircraft tasked Baltic & Black Sea theater realities. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, to block the Air Force's pro Soviet armor superiority, review. The agency states that the Air Force made the plan to retire the A-10 based on a "enemy with-in" review". The Air Force's guidance prioritized fifth-generation aircraft, readiness and...
  • Wait Lists Grow as Many More Veterans Seek Care and Funding Falls Far Short

    06/20/2015 9:26:40 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    N Y Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2015 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
    One year after outrage over health care allegedly shook the Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency is but again facing crisis. The number of veterans on waiting lists of one month or more is now 50 percent higher than it was during the height of last years institutionalized: "delay is cheaper than dirt" directive and "dead vets cost less" budget cover-ups came to light. Mr. Gibson, deputy secretary indicated possible savings options by rationing new treatments to older veterans and excluding patients who have advanced terminal diseases or a persistent vegetative state or dementia. The agency (also) needs to...
  • Argh: Rush Limbaughs fill-in hosts this week suck

    06/10/2015 2:26:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    Kicking off the week is the great Mark Steyn one half of one of the greatest calls in conservative talk radio history Mark Steyn vs. Ultra Low-Information Pro-Amnesty Caller (SNIP) But its all downhill from there. Following Steyn is obese RINO Erick Erickson of CommieState. (SNIP) Erickson refused to admit he was wrong about violent thug Michael Brown Erickson is BFFs with pro-amnesty, pro-gay marriage feminazi Liz Mair
  • Questions Raised Over Poroshenko's Role In Valuable Kyiv Land Deal

    06/08/2015 7:40:35 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 69 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 6/8/2015 | Maksym Savchuk and Daisy Sindelar
    KYIV -- An investigation by RFE/RL shows that Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko may have used his presidential influence to shut down investigations into damage of a protected historic site caused by unauthorized construction on his private property in central Kyiv. Two reports broadcast on RFE/RL's Ukrainian-language television program, Schemes, reveal that over the course of seven years, Poroshenko quietly purchased a plot of protected land in Kyiv's elite Pechera district and recently quashed an inquiry into the damage of an 18th-century structure caused by construction work on his plot. The revelations come as Poroshenko, soon to mark his first year...
  • Parking Machine Calls French Mayor a B**tard

    06/04/2015 8:54:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Jun 2015
    A scandal-hit French politician has launched a complaint after a parking machine in the town where is mayor issued around 500 tickets that called him a "thieving b**tard". Police are investigating. French politicians are used to insults... but not from parking ticket machines But that's exactly what happened to Jean-Franois Cop the scandal-hit mayor of the town of Meaux. The politician, who is the former head of the newly-named French opposition party Les Republicains, quit the party last May after shocking revelations emerged over a funding scandal for Nicolas Sarkozy's failed 2012 election campaign. But Cop is still in a...
  • Anthony Weiners Poorly Phrased Tweet Completely Backfires

    05/27/2015 9:27:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27, 2 | Richard Johnson
    SNIP Blackhawks on Monday, the husband of Huma Abedin tweeted, So this is what a PP looks like. He meant power play. SNIP Sydney Leathers, Weiners sexting partner, tweeted: I showed everyone what your PP looks like.
  • Leaked Report Profiles Military, Police Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

    05/23/2015 5:30:48 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 847 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 5/22/2015 | Jana Winter and Jordan Smith
    Nuclear power plant technicians, senior military officers, FBI contractors and an employee of a highly-secretive Department of Defense agency with a Top Secret clearance. Those are just a few of the more than 100 people with sensitive military and government connections that law enforcement is tracking because they are linked to outlaw motorcycle gangs. A year before the deadly Texas shootout that killed nine people on May 17, a lengthy report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives detailed the involvement of U.S. military personnel and government employees in outlaw motorcycle gangs, or OMGs. A copy of the...
  • McConnell moves to end debate on 'fast track' trade bill

    05/19/2015 11:41:54 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 19, 2015 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Many oppose "fast track" authority, which will give Obama expanded power in international deals. McConnell is refusing to allow votes on amendments, breaking a pledge to allow an open process (has) filed cloture.
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: The True History of the War for Southern Independence

    05/12/2015 3:00:03 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 478 replies ^ | July 22, 2014 | Clyde Wilson
    We Sons of Confederate Veterans are charged with preserving the good name of the Confederate soldier. The world, for the most part, has acknowledged what Gen. R. E. Lee described in his farewell address as the valour and devotion and unsurpassed courage and fortitude of the Confederate soldier. The Stephen D. Lee Institute program is dedicated to that part of our duty that charges us not only to honour the Confederate soldier but to vindicate the cause for which he fought. We are here to make the case not only for the Confederate soldier but for his cause. It is...
  • State offices in SC closed for Confederate Memorial Day

    05/11/2015 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies ^ | May 11, 2015
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State offices across South Carolina are closed Monday for Confederate Memorial Day. The holiday itself was Sunday, marking 152 years since Southern Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died after he was accidentally wounded by his own troops. But since May 10 was on a Sunday, the holiday for state workers is on Monday this year. Several other states in the South also have official holidays to honor the Confederacy, although the dates vary.
  • LGBT Is the Real Moral Majority (Yeah, he went there)

    05/08/2015 11:05:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 8, 2015 | Michael Tomasky
    Evangelicals could learn to reap the success of their ideological opponents, notably the LGBT community. But when you think your orders come from God, evolution can be tough.So now that Mike Huckabee has thrown in, we have three or arguably four Republican candidates elbowing one another to win the collective heart of the evangelical right. In addition to Huck, there’s Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and maybe Rand Paul, whose links to the constituency are more tenuous but who clearly is in there pitching. What they all understand, of course, is that the evangelical presence looms large in the Iowa caucuses,...
  • Police Investigate Cocaine Found in Wrapped Granola Bar

    05/07/2015 8:07:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Thursday, May 7, 2015
    San Antonio police are investigating how a small packet of cocaine ended up in a wrapped Nature Valley granola bar. Cynthia Rodriguez of San Antonio told police on March 18 that the bag fell from inside the wrapped bar she was eating. Police are examining the cocaine, the wrapper and the original box of granola bars.