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  • King of Sweden calls for a ban on BATHS (PU Sweden!)

    11/23/2015 10:00:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/22/15 | Tom Payne
    The King of Sweden has called for a ban on baths to help save the environment. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who once had a reputation as a lothario and is now a staunch environmentalist, said he realised how much water and energy they used when he was recently staying somewhere without a shower. The 69-year-old ‘green king’ told Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet: ‘It hit me how much water and energy it used. ‘I thought “I can’t believe I’m having to do this”. I felt quite ashamed.’ Apparently in jest, he added: ‘We should ban all baths.’ The Swedish head of...
  • Russian strikes in Syria kill more than 1,300: monitor

    11/20/2015 7:20:49 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/20/15 | Staff
    More than 1,300 people, around two-thirds of them combatants, have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria since Moscow's aerial campaign began on September 30, a monitor said Friday. The figure supplied by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is more that double the overall toll it gave in its last report on the Russian campaign three weeks ago. The Britain-based Observatory said it had documented 1,331 deaths in Russian air strikes, most of them of Islamic State group jihadists or other fighters.. It said 381 IS fighters had been killed, along with 547 militants from Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra...
  • UnitedHealth suggests Obamacare is being gamed (Knock me over with a feather!)

    11/19/2015 1:01:07 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Nov. 19,2015 | Steve Goldstein
    In a profit warning that sent its stock down as much as 7% Thursday, UnitedHealth Group Inc. said that not enough people are signing up under the exchanges set up by Obamacare and that it was considering withdrawing from them. But there was another factor behind the lowered outlook from the nation’s biggest health insurer: people signing up after the open-enrollment period that have higher claims. Or, less charitably—people are gaming Obamacare. In UnitedHealth’s UNH, -5.44% words: “We have identified higher levels of individuals coming in and out of the exchange system to use medical services.” This isn’t supposed to...
  • Mass immigration is on the verge of DESTROYING Europe, blasts LEO MCKINSTRY

    11/05/2015 7:48:24 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | 10/05/15 | Leo Mckinstry
    SEVERAL millennia were required to build European civilisation but its impending destruction has been the work of just a few years, carried out by a cadre of irresponsible, unpatriotic and deluded politicians led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The mass immigration is on the verge of destroying Europe Dressing up their vandalism as compassion and their cowardice as moral superiority, these leaders have created an immigration crisis so profound that the very existence of our European culture and heritage is under mortal threat. The tragic paradox of the obsession with free movement and the abolition of national identities is that...
  • UWM offers 'voice feminization therapy' to help students 'live their gender identities' Crap Alert!

    11/04/2015 10:32:55 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 14 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Peter Hasson
    The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is offering “voice feminization therapy” for male students claiming to be transgender women. As part of the university’s “Transitioning at UWM” resource, the university encourages students to utilize “voice feminization therapy for male-to-female transgender clients” offered by the UWM Speech and Language Clinic, which claims to treat “voice disorders in adults and children.” Elsewhere on the UWM website, the university claims voice feminization therapy is a “non-medical option” that allows transgender students to “live their gender identities.” Michelle Johnson, the Media Content Manager at UWM, told Campus Reform that the school provides the voice feminization therapy...
  • ObamaCare’s death spiral, stage one: Denial

    11/03/2015 7:59:15 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/02/15 | Rich Lowry
    For the press, the debate over ObamaCare is over. There may be a few proverbial Japanese soldiers wandering on isolated islands yammering on about the failure of ObamaCare, but word will eventually filter down to them, too. This assumption is so deeply embedded that it is impervious to new evidence that ObamaCare is an unwieldy contraption that is sputtering badly. Yes, ObamaCare has covered more people and has especially benefited those with pre-existing conditions (to be credible, Republican replacement plans have to do these things, as well), but the program is so poorly designed that, surely, even a new Democratic...
  • 'Death to America' stands despite nuclear deal: Iran MPs

    11/02/2015 7:37:29 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/02/15 | Staff
    "The martyr-nurturing nation of Iran is not at all prepared to abandon the slogan of 'Death to America' under the pretext of a nuclear agreement," 192 members of Iran's 290-seat parliament said in a statement carried by state news agency IRNA. They said the slogan, chanted at the weekly Friday prayers in mosques and at protests, had "turned into the symbol of the Islamic republic and all struggling nations". The statement was issued two days before Iran's commemoration of the start of the November 4, 1979 seizure of the US embassy in Tehran by radical Islamic students that led to...
  • Record number of Americans renounce citizenship (Door/Rearend!)

    10/29/2015 7:33:32 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/28/15 | Rudy Takala
    A record number of Americans have renounced their citizenship so far this year, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service. According to IRS data published in the Federal Register on Monday, 1,426 Americans expatriated in the third quarter of 2015, bringing this year's total to 3,221 so far. The figure is 25 percent higher than the same period last year, when 2,585 renounced their citizenship.
  • Energy Department smashes pumpkins for causing climate change

    10/29/2015 7:13:29 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 33 replies
    How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which claims the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Most of the 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. end up in the trash, says the Energy Department’s website, becoming part of the “more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year.”
  • Hillary Clinton wants to be Teddy Roosevelt (Huh?)

    10/23/2015 9:57:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/23/15 | Rex Nutting
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) Upon taking office in 2009, Democratic President Barack Obama identified himself with the towering figure in Republican Party history: Abraham Lincoln. And now his presumed successor, Hillary Clinton, wants to take on the mantle of another great Republican: Teddy Roosevelt, a progressive who fought the excesses of the most powerful corporations of his day. In 2009, Obama saw himself, like Lincoln, as a president who mournfully led a nation divided against itself, a president who hoped to build a bipartisan team of rivals to heal the wounds. Unfortunately, it didnt work out for Obama any better than...
  • Bernie Sanders campaign enlists prominent DREAMer to help win the Latino vote

    10/23/2015 7:36:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 11 replies
    Fusion ^ | 10/22/15
    DREAMers are shaping up to play a prominent role in next years presidential election at least in the Democratic camp. Bernie Sanders this week become the second Democratic presidential hopeful to enlist a DREAMer to a high-profile campaign position by hiring Cesar Vargas, an undocumented immigrant who became the first without legal status to be approved to work as a lawyer in New York. Vargas has joined the Sanders campaigns Latino outreach team. It shows the evolution of the DREAMer movement, Vargas told me in a phone interview today. Weve graduated from colleges, weve been politically active on immigration reform....
  • UK Migrants TORCH tents and take SELFIES of carnage in protest at ONE DAY transfer wait

    10/22/2015 8:31:19 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 10/22/15 | Nick Gutteridge
    Lawless migrants at a camp in Slovenia torched their own living quarters and took SELFIES of the carnage in a shockingly dangerous act of vandalism. Hundreds of women and children fled the Brezice Camp in terror and plumes of smoke billowed into the sky as the ferocious blaze spread like wildfire between the closely-spaced tents. Photographs from the scene showed groups of young men wearing hoodies were the only ones left behind, with one apparently making a 'V for victory' sign for the cameras as a tent burnt down behind him. Police said the gang of young men were chanting...
  • Washington Post Op-Ed Cheers: Mass Immigration Will Destroy NRA, Second Amendment

    10/21/2015 8:36:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/15 | Katie Mchugh
    Support for, and opposition to, gun control is closely associated with several demographic characteristics, including race, level of education and whether one lives in a city. Nearly all are trending forcefully against the NRA, author and UCLA professor Adam Winkler writes. The core of the NRAs support comes from white, rural and relatively less educated voters. This demographic is currently influential in politics but clearly on the wane. While the decline of white, rural, less educated Americans is generally well known, less often recognized is what this means for gun legislation.
  • 'The modern Underground Railroad': Crossing seven countries and an ocean with Syrian refugees?

    10/20/2015 9:45:43 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/15 | Michael Walsh
    Journalists Sophia Jones and Hiba Dlewati traveled thousands of miles with refugees for three weeks in August across seven countries: Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, Austria and Germany. Jones, the Middle East correspondent for the WorldPost, says she encountered compassionate people dedicated to helping those on the risky trek to safe haven in Western Europe, comprising a "modern-day Underground Railroad." At times, these acts of kindness stood in stark contrast to government inaction that has afflicted many countries amidst the worst refugee crisis since World War II. At times, it was difficult to maintain journalistic distance and make sure our...
  • Facing hostile Black Lives Matter protesters, Garcetti's South L.A. forum ends abruptly (Run!)

    10/20/2015 8:32:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/19/15 | Peter Jamison, Kate Mather
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti faced throngs of hostile protesters at a community meeting Monday night as chaos descended on a gathering that had been intended as a forum for him to improve his fraught relationship with the black communities of South L.A. The meeting at Holman United Methodist Church, attended by several hundred, was quickly overtaken by about 50 protesters from organizations including the national activist group Black Lives Matter, which was formed in the wake of high-profile police killings of young black men. As Garcetti spoke to a full house in the church's cavernous sanctuary hall, the demonstrators...
  • Joy Behar Declares Im Aroused by Hot Bernie Sanders...? (Nut bar alert!)

    10/14/2015 9:32:23 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 54 replies
    mrc NewsBusters ^ | 10/14/15 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Wednesdays The View, co-host Joy Behar gushed over Bernie Sanders performance at last nights CNN Democratic debate and she proclaimed that the Socialist aroused her. The liberal ABC host gushed that Sanders was so menschy in that moment like a real guy when he defended Hillary Clinton from scrutiny over her e-mail scandal and insisted that she find[s] him to be eye candy, not ear candy, eye candy.
  • Mike Allen: White House Would Like Paul Ryan As Speaker

    10/13/2015 11:07:09 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/12/15 | Charlie Spiering
    Politicos Mike Allen thinks President Barack Obama likes the idea of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for Speaker. The White House would like that idea, Allen said during an interview with Laura Ingraham on her radio show today. Because they would like one more win what theyve always told me is that they admire Paul Ryan for being a substantive, smart guy. Speaking to business leaders in Washington D.C. last month, Obama acknowledged that his administration was working with Ryan to negotiate some level of tax reform, even though Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) disagreed. To his credit,...
  • 'Americans destroy others': actor Depardieu rails against US (Frog alert!)

    10/08/2015 7:48:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 81 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/08/15 | Staff
    Paris (AFP) - Gerard Depardieu played a Frenchman desperate to do anything to live in America in the 1990 movie "Green Card", but in a new interview, he shows little love for the US. "The US? They're a people who have constantly destroyed others," the 66-year-old actor railed in a broadcast Thursday by Paris radio station France Inter, taken from an interview he gave the day before to Russian journalists in Moscow. "They fought each other, destroyed the Indians, after that they perpetrated slavery, then there was the civil war," he said. "After that, they were the first to use...
  • McCarthys pitch to conservatives: Im not John Boehner (Tsk, tsk)

    10/07/2015 8:43:09 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/07/15 | Scott Wong
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthys message to dozens of House conservatives was succinct: Im not John Boehner. McCarthy (R-Calif.) has been desperately trying to distance himself from Boehner (R-Ohio), the man he wants to replace as Speaker of the House. His latest attempt came Tuesday night as he made his pitch to a dozens of conservative lawmakers at the Capitol Hill Club. Im not John Boehner. Im going to run things differently. Im my own man, McCarthy said, according to one conservative in the room, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas). McCarthy is expected to easily win the nomination for Speaker when...
  • Guy selling Volkswagen fears he may be stuck with it

    09/22/2015 2:20:54 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 76 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 09/22/15 | Tonya Garcia
    The way it is now they get more horsepower and better performance in the hidden illegal mode, why bring your car in for an upgrade that will deteriorate performance and cause components to maybe wear out faster and get lower miles per gallon?, asks durhamgti. VW will have to wave a big carrot in front of their customers to get them to comply. One person wants to know how he can turn a buck in the market based on the news. Should I buy VWs stock since it took a dive or should I buy stock in another promising diesel...
  • Carson doubles down on no Muslims in the White House (And the problem is...?)

    09/21/2015 1:37:16 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is standing by his view that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, telling The Hill in an interview on Sunday that whoever takes the White House should be sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran. ADVERTISEMENT Carson ignited a media firestorm in a Sunday morning interview with Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press," in which he said he would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that, Carson said. In an interview with The Hill, Carson opened...
  • 35 MILLION migrants heading to Europe, says Hungary as it builds second fence

    09/18/2015 8:01:57 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 100 replies
    Express ^ | 09/18/15 | Rob Virtue and Agnes Kegl
    The huge figure was revealed today by Hungary's minister for foreign affairs and trade Peter Szijjrt. Speaking as the country begins work on its second fence to stop migrants heading across its border he predicted the current crisis will continue for years. Mr Szijjrt told Hungarian Times: "The name of the fence is 'Temporary Security Border Fence' but I think there is no question that in this case temporary means years. "It's a self delusion to call this situation a migration crisis; it is a massive migration of nations, with inexhaustible reserves. "I don't think that the analysis results, stating...
  • Jerry Brown Considering Running for President? (Barf!)

    09/17/2015 7:56:29 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/16/15 | MICHAEL WARREN
    California governor Jerry Brown gave signs in a Wednesday interview on CNN that he may be considering running for president. Brown, who has run for president three before, spoke with Wolf Blitzer about the current Democratic field. The Democrat said he has not yet endorsed a candidate, calling frontrunner Hillary Clinton "formidable" and refused to give advice about Vice President Joe Biden, who is reportedly mulling a run. "I will say, though, about the Clintons, with some experience, they are very formidable," said Brown, who ran against Bill Clinton in 1992. "I would not underestimate Hillary Clinton." Blitzer pressed Brown....
  • Trump migrant proposals could be catastrophic to both U.S., Mexico (catastrophic for who?)

    08/18/2015 8:40:08 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 60 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 08/17/15 | Staff
    MEXICO CITY Presidential candidate Donald Trumps calls to impound the money undocumented workers send home and to jack up fees for Mexicans crossing the border legally each day could prove harmful to the economies of both countries, Mexican experts said Monday. Even proponents of Trumps immigration stance said some aspects of his platform are impractical or cannot be implemented in their entirety. Trump, whose surge in U.S. polls has troubled many Mexicans, issued a policy paper Sunday that called for blocking the money undocumented Mexican workers send home to their families and increasing fees at border crossing points and...
  • Cilantro Contaminated With Feces, Toilet Paper Sickens Hundreds

    08/05/2015 7:39:52 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 57 replies
    HuffPost ^ | 08/04/15 | Huff Post Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, two federal agencies said Tuesday. It's the fourth consecutive summer in which the intestinal infection cyclosporiasis has been reported in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating the cause of the latest outbreak, which appears to have begun after May 1. The FDA said it suspects the contamination came from "contact with the parasite shed from the intestinal tract of humans" in...
  • More than two-thirds of Obamacare enrollees unsatisfied with coverage(did any vote for Obama?)

    08/04/2015 9:37:21 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/03/15 | Tom Howell Junior
    Obamacare has offered insurance to millions of people, but theyre unhappy with the coverage theyre getting and are particularly upset about the costs, according to a survey released Monday that suggests the health care law continues to struggle to win over Americans. Just 30 percent of customers on Obamacares exchanges were satisfied with their coverage, the health care research arm of the Deloitte consulting firm said. Only a quarter of Obamacare customers in the survey were confident that they could get care when they needed it, and just 16 percent felt financially prepared to handle future health care costs, Deloitte...
  • The Worst Expansion Since World War II Was Even Weaker(When Libs are in charge)

    07/30/2015 8:01:33 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/30/15 | Eric Morath
    The economic expansionalready the worst on record since World War IIis weaker than previously thought, according to newly revised data. From 2012 through 2014, the economy grew at an all-too-familiar rate of 2% annually, according to three years of revised figures the Commerce Department released Thursday. Thats a 0.3 percentage point downgrade from prior estimates. The revisions were released concurrently with the governments first estimate of second-quarter output. Since the recession ended in June 2009, the economy has advanced at a 2.2% annual pace through the end of last year. Thats more than a half-percentage point worse than the next-weakest...
  • Kerry: critics of Iran deal spinning 'fantasy,' urges approval (Mega gag alert!)

    07/23/2015 12:49:09 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/23/15 | By Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, telling skeptical lawmakers it would be fantasy to think the United States could simply "bomb away" Tehran's atomic know-how. Testifying before Congress for the first time since world powers reached the landmark accord with Iran last week, America's top diplomat was confronted head-on by Republican accusations that Iranian negotiators had fleeced and "bamboozled" him.
  • Obama says Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling is justice 'with a thunderbolt'

    06/26/2015 9:14:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 73 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 06/26/15 | Market Watch Staff
    President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court decision to give same-sex couples the right to marry. In a speech in the Rose Garden, Obama called the ruling justice "with a thunderbolt." The president acknowledged that many Americans have religious objections to the high-court decision. "Today should also give us hope that the many issues we grapple, often painfully, real change is possible," he said. The president said the ruling was the result of small acts of courage by ordinary Americans that made the country realize that "love is love."
  • The dark side of Americas reluctant part-time workers

    06/25/2015 7:28:36 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 06/25/15 | Quentin Fottrell
    Nearly half of the 26.5 million Americans (46%) who work part-time are desperate to work full-time, according to a new report A Tale of Two Workforces: The Benefits and Burdens of Working Part Time by Rutgers University. The vast majority of the nations 26 million part-time workers from college students working in coffee shops between classes to freelance computer software designers working for multinationals receive no benefits beyond their paychecks and almost one-third say their financial condition is flat out poor. Nearly one-in-five American workers is employed in a part-time job, logging fewer than 35 hours...
  • Obama Says U.S. Won't Prosecute Ransom Payers...?

    06/24/2015 11:21:09 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    FOX Business ^ | 06/24/15 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a new hostage policy designed in large measure to ensure that families of captives are treated as partners. Several families of hostages have complained recently that they were held at arms-length and treated with suspicion. In a speech at the White House, Obama said that the new policy was designed to make families partners and allow them to communicate with the hostage takers or pay ransom without fear of prosecution. In some cases, the government would facilitate that communication to make sure that they are not defrauded. But Obama stuck with the...
  • Whoopee...! Barry and Thunderthighs tie up traffic ~ again!

    06/18/2015 9:52:55 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    Here they come looking for 'mo money. Just great! Barry ties up traffic today and Thunderthighs ties it up tomorrow. So glad I don't have to drive anywhere near the pair of idiots. Good luck to all you liberals on the west side getting around town. Just think green you dummies!
  • Italian Families Protest Forced Cross-Dressing of Schoolchildren (More liberal rot)

    06/17/2015 10:27:08 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/17/15 | Thomas D. Williams PH.D.
    Parents from the north of Italy have organized a massive demonstration, called Defend Our Children, against gender ideology in schools, which will be held this Saturday in the Saint John Lateran Square in Rome. The demonstrators will be protesting Italian educational programs that are meant to blur the sexual identity of children. In the northern Italian city of Trieste, parents are in uproar over a taxpayer-funded elementary school program that includes dressing little boys as girls and girls as boys to overcome so-called gender stereotypes. Schools are calling the exercise the game of respect, which purportedly adopts many guidelines from...
  • EPA calls for regulating aircraft emissions...? $100.00 carry on anyone?

    06/10/2015 10:41:12 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/10/15 | AP Staff
    The government is proposing to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global warming and therefore should be regulated. The Environmental Protection Agency announcement Wednesday clears the way for possible U.S. adoption of international emissions standards, which are expected to be released next year. U.S. regulations wouldn't apply to small piston-engine planes or military aircraft. The International Civil Aviation Organization, a U.N. agency, has been working for several years on developing global aircraft emissions standards for the first time.
  • Boozy chimps back 'drunken monkey' idea of Man and Ape

    06/10/2015 8:27:07 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies
    France 24 ^ | Staff
    Wild chimpanzees enjoying opportunistic booze-ups on palm wine have helped shed light on a theory about evolution, scientists said on Wednesday. Chimps in the west African country of Guinea discovered a free treat in raffia palms tapped by local people to extract a sweet, milky sap which then ferments into an alcoholic drink. The apes scrunched up leaves in their mouths, moulding them into spongy pads that they then dipped into the sap-gathering container, which villagers attach to the tree near its crown. Tests showed that the beverage's alcoholic content varied from 3.1 percent to a whopping 6.9 percent, the...
  • Hillary Asks Donors for $1...? Go ask an Arab, Thunderthighs!

    06/10/2015 7:47:46 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 39 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/09/15 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton is asking supporters to chip in a buck. In an email this afternoon, Clinton writes, "Im asking you to step up today, give just $1, and become a Launch Donor -- one of the tough, essential supporters who stood with me from the very beginning." But Clinton says it's not about the dollar. "It's not about the money. It's about knowing that when I step on the stage on Saturday, youre with me. You have my back -- just like Ill have yours." The ask is a lot less expensive than the one Clinton is making of those...
  • Obamacare, states and insurers make gender reassignment surgery more accessible Maximum Barf Alert!

    06/03/2015 9:28:33 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 06/03/15 | Quentin Fottrel
    Caitlyn Jenners Vanity Fair cover has created a rare, possibly even enlightening moment in American culture. The cover image went viral in minutes, garnered Jenner more than 2 million Twitter followers in 24 hours and along with transgender activists like actress Laverne Cox, who recently appeared on the cover of Time magazine, and writer Janet Mock will help promote more understanding and, in an ideal world, less discrimination against the transgender community. On Monday, hours after Jenners cover photo appeared online, President Barack Obama tweeted: It takes courage to share your story. The former Olympic champion known as...
  • Massive military transport plane picks up John Kerry after he breaks his leg cycling

    06/02/2015 10:21:10 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/01/15 | By Daily Mail Reporters and Associated Press
    A US military C-17 transport aircraft that usually carries at least 100 troops flew to Geneva Airport to pick up Secretary of State John Kerry and flew him to Boston where he'll be treated for a broken leg. The Air Force plane touched down in Switzerland on Monday after taking off from a US base in Ramstein, Germany, and then headed to Massachusetts after collecting the 71-year-old politician. Kerry tweeted out 'big thanks' to his well-wishers and said he looked forward to getting his leg set and getting back to work at the State Department.
  • Mohammed cartoon contest: Hundreds expected outside Phoenix mosque

    05/29/2015 11:44:46 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 29 replies
    CNN News ^ | 05/29/15 | Sara Sidner and Ed Payne
    Phoenix (CNN)Jon Ritzheimer is a former Marine, and he has no middle ground when it comes to Islam. His T-shirt pretty much says it all: "F--- Islam." Ritzheimer is the organizer of Friday's "Freedom of Speech Rally" outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. It's the mosque that Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi attended for a time. They're the men who drove from Arizona to a Dallas suburb to shoot up a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest there. Both were killed by police early this month. Many Muslims consider demeaning depictions of Mohammed to be blasphemous and banned by Islamic law.
  • Police detail traffic stop that ended in officer's death

    05/27/2015 7:17:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/26/15 | Russell Contreras
    Rio Rancho Police Chief Michael Geier detailed the last moments of Officer Gregg Benner's shift during a news conference Tuesday in which police identified a known gang member with an extensive criminal record that included a manslaughter conviction and weapons charges as the man suspected of fatally shooting the officer. Andrew Romero, 28, was a passenger in the vehicle that Benner attempted to stop just after 8 p.m. Monday near a fast-food restaurant, Geier said. "It started out as, for all practical purposes, a routine traffic stop, something our officers do daily," the chief said. "Officer Benner is a hardworking,...
  • One student takes a stand against her high school's racist yearbook photo (Huh?)

    05/20/2015 8:22:14 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    Hello Giggles ^ | 05/19/15 | Gina Mei
    When Florida high school senior Jessica Morales received her yearbook this year, she was both shocked and disappointed to find a deeply offensive photo amongst its pages. The picture, which took up nearly half a page, featured various students dressed in sombreros, ponchos, and mustaches while holding fake green cards, with another student dressed up as border patrol between them. As a young Hispanic woman, Morales couldnt believe the yearbook had included the photo, let alone featured it so prominently. So, she posted it to social media, where it quickly went viral and now, shes speaking out about why....
  • Low-skilled jobs are the ones that have disappeared: Fed study (Put your boots on)

    05/14/2015 1:48:13 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 13 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)Since the Great Recession ended in 2009, commentators have often railed against an economy that seemed to only create lowest-wage jobs. But a new study of labor market data by the Kansas City Fed has found the opposite is true. The study concludes that job growth has been strong for middle-skill and high-skill workers, but has remained weak for low-skill jobs. Middle-skill jobs rebounded in the first two years of the recovery and high-skilled jobs started to return in 2012, according to the study, which analyzed quarterly data from the Labor Departments household survey. Growth in the upper two...
  • DHS caught busing in illegal Somalis from Mexican border

    05/14/2015 8:32:52 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 05/13/15 | Leo Hohmann
    The U.S. is bringing in 100,000 Muslims every year through legal channels such as the United Nations refugee program and various visa programs, but new reports indicate a pipeline has been established through the southern border with the help of the federal agency whose job it is to protect the homeland. They are coming from Somalia and other African nations, according to a Homeland Security official who was caught recently transporting a busload of Africans to a detention center near Victorville, California. Somalia is the home base of al-Shabab, a designated foreign terrorist organization that slaughtered 147 Christians at a...
  • Hillary Clintons damage-control operation gets more troops (Erase...Erase...Erase)

    05/13/2015 7:37:02 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 05/13/15 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) Hillary Clintons presidential campaign is getting more firepower to help with damage control. Politico writes Correct the Record, an outside rapid response and research group dedicated to defending the records of Clinton and other Democratic presidential candidates, is reorganizing so it can coordinate with the former secretary of states campaign and devote all its resources to her. Correct the Record is splitting off from its parent organization American Bridge 21st Century, and will register with the Federal Election Commission as a stand-alone super PAC.
  • Obama makes it official: Chicago will be home to presidential center...(It will be easy to park)

    05/12/2015 2:15:46 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 05/12/15 | Mark Peters
    President Barack Obama will build his presidential library on Chicagos South Side, choosing the city where his political career was born after searching for more than a year for a location. The nations third-largest city was seen as the front-runner from the start, and although stumbling at points, emerged from a shortlist that included such candidates as New Yorks Columbia University, where Obama did his undergraduate studies, and the University of Hawaii, located in the state where Obama was born. All the strands of my life came together and I really became a man when I moved to Chicago, Obama...
  • ISIS threatens controversial blogger Pamela Geller

    05/06/2015 9:19:20 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/06/15 | Sasha Goldstein and Jason Silverstein
    ISIS appears to declare war on controversial blogger Pamela Geller on Tuesday in an ominous online message claiming it has fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire." The threat, posted on anonymous message board JustPasteIt, singles out Geller, who helped plan a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that was attacked by two gunmen in Garland, Texas, over the weekend. ISIS claimed responsibility for the shooting early Tuesday, marking the first time the terror group called an American attack one of its own, though lawmakers believe the two men were influenced by the group, not guided directly by it.
  • DHS: No regrets for bypassing Congress on immigration

    04/29/2015 8:12:47 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04/28/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Tuesday that he has no regrets at all for going around Congress to implement President Barack Obamas several immigration-related executive actions. Do you regret the actions that you and the administration have taken that have gotten us to this point? Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) asked Johnson at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. No, I do not, senator, Johnson replied. I believe that the undocumented population in this country, at least half of which has been here more than 10 years, has to be reckoned with. We know theyre here, and they are...
  • Germanys Small Towns Feel the Cost of Europes Migrant Crisis

    04/23/2015 8:20:04 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/22/15 | Alison Smale
    VORRA, Germany Even as European officials struggle with an unrelenting tide of migrants trying to enter the Continent, tranquil villages like this one in a picture-book valley in northern Bavaria are coping with the legions who have already arrived. It is here, as much as on the choppy seas of the Mediterranean, that Europes latest migration crisis is playing out. With the federal authorities expecting a flood of newcomers an estimated 300,000 will apply for asylum in Germany this year, after 200,000 in 2014 places like Vorra, population 1,000, are struggling to make room for those who...
  • Obama: People Need Perspective; Theres Less Violence Around The World Than 40 Years Ago...?

    04/22/2015 10:29:01 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 73 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/21/15 | Daniel Bassali
    President Obama said he wanted Americans to gain perspective and be thankful there is less violence now than there was during the Cold War. Obama predicted Islams process to rid itself of extremism would be a generational project, he said in an interview with Chris Matthews. I remind people that, you know, there actually is probably less war and less violence around the world today than there might have been 30, 40 years ago. It doesnt make it any less painful but things can get better, Obama said. The president set a high standard for himself: at least the United...
  • Hillary Clinton crushes Republican rivals in new poll (Mega Barf Alert or Goodbye America!)

    04/21/2015 7:39:53 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 57 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 04/20/15 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) If the presidential election were held today, it wouldnt even be close. Hillary Clinton is crushing her potential Republican rivals by double digits in a new CNN/ORC International poll. The Republicans best showing is by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who trails the former senator and secretary of state by 14 points. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who hasnt declared his candidacy yet, lags Clinton by 17 points. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are each 19 points behind Clinton. Rubio and Paul have declared their candidacies, but Christie hasnt said hell run....