HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Layoffs  NaturalBornCitizen  FastandFurious  OPSEC  Benghazi  Libya  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

Calling all FReepers: We need to wrap this baby up within the next few days. If you have not yet made your donation, please do so today. Let's git 'er done. Thank you very much!!

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $81,187
92%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $6.9 to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!! Let's git 'er done!!

Articles Posted by AngelesCrestHighway

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Obamacare, states and insurers make gender reassignment surgery more accessible Maximum Barf Alert!

    06/03/2015 9:28:33 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 06/03/15 | Quentin Fottrel
    Caitlyn Jenner’s “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 Jenner’s 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 couldn’t 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, she’s 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 Department’s 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 Clinton’s 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 Clinton’s 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 state’s 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 Chicago’s South Side, choosing the city where his political career was born after searching for more than a year for a location. The nation’s 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 York’s 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 Obama’s 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 they’re here, and they are...
  • Germany’s Small Towns Feel the Cost of Europe’s 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 Europe’s 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; There’s 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 Islam’s 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 doesn’t 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 wouldn’t 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 hasn’t 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 hasn’t said he’ll run....
  • U.S. cracks down on female teachers who sexually abuse students

    04/21/2015 7:16:28 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/21/15 | By Barbara Goldberg
    A "Saturday Night Live" skit about a male student having sex with his female high school teacher painted the relationship as every teen boy's dream, but drew a firestorm of criticism on social media. The reaction to the comedy sketch reflected a growing view among law enforcement and victims' advocacy groups that it is no laughing matter when a woman educator preys on her male students. In U.S. schools last year, almost 800 school employees were prosecuted for sexual assault, nearly a third of them women. The proportion of women facing charges seems to be higher than in years past,...
  • New Roadkill Map Finds California 'Ring of Death'

    04/20/2015 8:56:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/20/15 | Becky Oskin
    Northern California's car-clogged freeways run through thousands of acres of protected wetlands, creating a "ring of death" east of San Francisco, according to an ongoing study. Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have plotted some 29,000 reports of roadkill to identify the most hazardous roadways for the state's wildlife. The volunteer reports, collected over the past five years, cover more than 40 percent of California's highways and roads. Tracking roadside carcasses may sound odd, but the endeavor can reduce deaths for both drivers and wildlife, the scientists said. For instance, the study found many hotspots where animals are repeatedly...
  • Michigan Auto Shop Owner Faces Backlash After Declaring He Won’t Serve Gays

    04/16/2015 11:18:05 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 04/16/15 | Staff
    GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WWJ) – A west Michigan business owner claims he’s been the target of death threats after he announced he won’t serve gays. Brian Klawiter, who owns Dieseltec Automotive Repair in Grandville, posted a message on his business’ Facebook page saying that he is a Christian, and that his company does not welcome “immoral behavior” — including homosexuality. “Our rights as conservative Americans are being squashed more and more everyday. Apparently if you are white (or close to it), you have a job, go to church, and own a gun… That translates into racists, privileged, bigot, conspiracy theorist.
  • More than A Half Million Social Security Numbers Issued To Illegal Immigrants Granted Amnesty

    04/16/2015 8:40:39 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/14/15 | Caroline May
    The Obama administration has issued more than half a million new Social Security Numbers (SSN) to illegal immigrants granted amnesty under President Obama’s Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program. In a letter to Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ben Sasse (R-NE), exclusively obtained by Breitbart News, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reveals that by the end of Fiscal Year 2014 the Obama administration “had issued approximately 541,000 original SSNs to individuals authorized to work under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy since its inception” in 2012. The administration said it did not maintain a count of the...
  • Letterman packing his show with stars as end nears

    04/14/2015 7:44:36 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 04/13/15 | Staff
    David Letterman is packing his final 28 shows as a late-night host with a who's who of Hollywood names and favorites leading up to his May 20 swan song. CBS announced Monday that his guests will include Bill Murray, George Clooney, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Howard Stern, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Short, John Travolta, Michael J. Fox and Alec Baldwin.
  • More and more voters don't trust Hillary Clinton and it's doing some major damage

    04/09/2015 11:06:04 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 56 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 04/09/15 | Colin Campbell
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's expected presidential campaign got some bad news in a new set of Quinnipiac University polls released Thursday. Quinnipiac surveyed three crucial swing states — Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia — and found Clinton's lead slipping against her possible Republican rivals. Peter Brown, assistant director of the polling outfit, said the shift is because voters increasingly see Clinton as a dishonest candidate. "Clinton's lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates," Quinnipiac said in its write-up of the survey. "In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado...
  • Obama says would move fast to take Cuba off terrorism sponsor list

    04/08/2015 7:47:44 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/08/15 | Reuters Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to act quickly once he receives a State Department recommendation on whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, a remaining obstacle to the restoration of relations between Washington and Havana. With just days to go before a hemispheric summit in Panama where Obama will come face-to-face with Cuban President Raul Castro, he offered no clear sign of how he was leaning or the timeframe for his decision. He ordered the review immediately after announcing a diplomatic breakthrough with Havana on Dec. 17.
  • The Charm of Minister Zarif...?

    04/01/2015 7:32:32 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/01/15 | Elliot Abrams
    In an interesting story in Bloomberg entitled "Iran's Charmer in Chief Wins Again," Eli Lake discusses the "charm" of Iran's top nuclear negotiator and foreign minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif. It's peculiar, the way charming spokesmen for the worst regimes can win fans in the West. As Lake's story explains, Zarif is not a decision maker and often cannot deliver on promises he makes. But he knows Americans well—having studied here, and lived in New York for five years serving as Iran's UN ambassador. The one time I saw him in action, he was clearly very smart, has perfect English, and...
  • Republicans want a better life for you that Democrats can’t stand

    03/19/2015 9:30:27 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 5 replies
    Marketwatch.com ^ | 03/19/15 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    With the publication of the House and Senate budget resolutions this week, the contrast between Republicans and Democrats could not be more stark. Democrats want to take care of you. Republicans want you to get ahead. It is not just that President Obama’s budget, released in February, projects an $687 billion deficit in 2025, up from $486 billion this year, and the Republican budget projects a surplus. It’s that Democratic proposals are centered on keeping people safe, and Republican proposals are focused on helping them get better jobs and higher incomes. Democrats are telling us that they gave us Obamacare...
  • GM recalls 64,000 Chevy Volts for shut off problem

    03/13/2015 10:39:06 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 03/13/15 | Katie Lobosco
    The Chevy Volt is so quiet that some people forget to to shut it off. That can be dangerous when the the hybrid's gas engine kicks in and the car is parked in your garage. It doesn't happen a lot, but General Motors is aware of two incidents when carbon monoxide buildup caused problems. It issued a recall Thursday of 64,186 Volts from model years 2011-2013. Owners can bring the car in for a software update that will ensure that it automatically shuts off after idling for an hour and a half. Newer models already have that fix, a spokesman...
  • Obama To Hold Off Announcing Location For Presidential Library ...San Quentin?

    03/09/2015 12:57:44 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 58 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 03/09/15 | CBS DC Staff
    President Barack Obama will hold off on announcing the location for his future presidential library until after Chicago’s runoff election for mayor, two people familiar with the decision said, in a bid to avoid politicizing his legacy project. Last year the Barack Obama Foundation, which is screening proposals for the library, said the president and first lady Michelle Obama would announce the winner by the end of March. But with the Chicago race still up in the air, the announcement is no longer expected until after the April 7 runoff, said the individuals, who spoke on condition of anonymity because...
  • Clinton ran own computer system for her official emails (sneaky thunderthighs!)

    03/04/2015 8:18:46 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 03/04/15 | By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails - on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press. The highly unusual practice of a Cabinet-level official physically running her own email would have given Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, impressive control over limiting access to her message archives. It also would distinguish Clinton's secretive email practices as far more sophisticated than...
  • VA Secretary Apologizes for Saying He Served in Special Forces

    02/24/2015 7:34:12 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/24/15 | PAUL H.B. SHIN
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized today for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division. "Secretary McDonald has apologized for the misstatement and noted that he never intended to misrepresent his military service," a White House officials told ABC News. "We take him at his word and expect that this will not impact the important work he's doing to promote the health and well-being of our nation's veterans." The exchange with the homeless man was part of a report...
  • America Shouldn’t Tolerate ‘Biden Being Biden’

    02/20/2015 7:24:47 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 35 replies
    Time.com ^ | 02/18/15 | Karol Markowicz
    The only reason Joe Biden gets away with getting handsy with women is because he has a (D) after his name There isn’t anything new about men in positions of power behaving inappropriately. A handsy boss, who has no filter and no fear of offending, is a staple of old movies and shows like Mad Men. For much of history people just looked the other way. These men were too powerful, to criticize them was to cross them, and to cross them might mean a lot of trouble for the whistleblower. Your career might be lost, your family ostracized.
  • How One Nebraska Woman Lost Her Health Insurance Three Times Under Obamacare

    02/18/2015 8:44:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 5 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 02/17/15 | Melissa Quinn
    The day after Christmas, Weldin, of Minatare, Neb., had logged on to Facebook to find a message from a friend of hers. Included in the note was a link to an article from the Omaha World-Herald announcing that CoOportunity Health, a nonprofit health insurance company offering plans in Nebraska and Iowa, had been taken over by state regulators. The insurer, one of 23 Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans, or co-ops, started with the backing of the federal government and received $145 million in loans from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. But, CoOportunity’s expenses and medical claims would far...
  • RNC to Hillary: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

    02/10/2015 8:45:55 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 43 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/10/15 | Daniel Halper
    The Republican National Committee is looking for Hillary Clinton. Which is why, according to a memo they've sent to the press, they're asking, “Where’s Hillary?” "We’ve noticed it. You’ve noticed it: Hillary Clinton is hiding," reads the memo from Sean Spicer, communications director. "Potential Republican presidential candidates are out in public, speaking to voters, and sharing their ideas. But Hillary Clinton is nowhere to be found." Well, we do know she tweeted. Hillary’s only public appearances in 2015 have been in Canada. And in the previous year, almost every public appearance she made came with huge speaking fees—a quarter million...
  • University of California student government passes resolution to divest – FROM AMERICA (Get a job?)

    02/09/2015 9:18:47 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 02/09/15 | Jennifer Kabbany
    The University of California Student Association board – which represents all 233,000 students enrolled in the UC system’s 10 campuses – approved a resolution on Sunday that calls on the system’s leaders to financially divest from the United States. The measure cited alleged human rights violations by America such as drone strikes that have killed civilians, and claimed the country’s criminal justice system is racist, among other accusations. The “Resolution Toward Socially Responsible Investment at the University of California” passed with an overwhelming majority vote of 11-1-3.
  • Pilot of Brian Williams’ flight: All that hit us was dust (Lyin Brian was on Iwo Jima?)

    02/06/2015 7:17:36 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 66 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 02/05/15 | Chris Simeone
    I was the pilot in command of the flight that carried Brian Williams into Iraq in March 2003. The mission was to deliver bridges to the Objective Rams region in order to support our ground-force advancement. We were briefed that we would be operating forward of the line of troops and that the objective was unsecure. We were a flight of two, and I was the rear aircraft. Our flight to Objective Rams was uneventful, with the exception of a desert dust storm that caused deteriorating conditions not suitable for flight. We determined that we would not make it back...
  • Health Insurer Anthem Hit by Hackers

    02/05/2015 7:49:41 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/04/15 | By Anna Wilde Mathews and Danny Yadron
    Anthem Inc., the country’s second-biggest health insurer, said hackers broke into a database containing personal information for about 80 million of its customers and employees in what is likely to be the largest data breach disclosed by a health-care company. Investigators are still determining the extent of the incursion, which was discovered last week, and Anthem said it is likely that “tens of millions” of records were stolen. The health insurer said the breach exposed names, birthdays, addresses and Social Security numbers but doesn’t appear to involve medical information or financial details such as credit-card or bank-account numbers, nor are...
  • John Kerry Worst Secretary Of State, Foreign Policy Ivory Tower Survey Shows (Who knew?)

    02/05/2015 7:18:10 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Internatinal Business Times ^ | 02/05/15 | Howard Koplowitz
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been the least effective person to hold that post in the past 50 years, according to results of Foreign Policy’s Ivory Tower survey, a poll of 660 U.S. international relations scholars released Thursday. Only two said Kerry was the most effective secretary of state. The survey didn’t have scholars give explanations for their rankings, which had former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as the most effective secretary of state of the past five decades. More than 32 percent of the surveyed scholars, or 213 of them, gave Kissinger that distinction. Nearly 20...
  • A Marijuana First: Pot Vending Machines Dispense Weed (In weed happy Seattle!)

    02/04/2015 8:40:18 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/04/15 | By Miranda Leitsinger
    Weed history is being made in Seattle: the first vending machines to dispense marijuana flower buds debuted Tuesday. The machines, called ZaZZZ, are being placed in medical pot dispensaries, which helps to verify customer's age and identity since medical marijuana cards are required to enter the centers, said Greg Patrick, a spokesman for the maker of ZaZZZ, American Green. Though vending machines appeared for the first time in Colorado last year, those sold only edibles, or cannabis-infused foods, and not the plant's flower buds that are so often associated with smoking pot.
  • Nearly 1 MILLION border-crossing illegal immigrants have received US work permits

    02/03/2015 8:20:10 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 12 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 02/02/15 | David Martosko
    More than 957,000 immigrants who crossed the U.S. border illegally have received work permits since Barack Obama became president, a shocking report revealed on Monday. The Center for Immigration Studies uncovered documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, showing that more than 5.5 million new work permits were issued to aliens overall from 2009 to 2014. That was more than the number of green cards – lawful permanent residence authorizations – and temporary worker admissions in those years. The organization called it 'a huge parallel immigrant work authorization system outside the limits set by Congress that inevitably impacts opportunities...
  • CBS Evening News Omits AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Saying Illegals Have a Right to Work in America

    01/29/2015 9:50:06 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 01/29/15 | Curtis Houck
    On Wednesday, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley was the lone network evening newscast to cover the confirmation hearings of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch before the Senate Judiciary Committee and while that was the case, it was not without bias. Even though CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes featured numerous soundbites from Senate Republicans questioning Lynch, she failed to include how Lynch stated her support for people being able to seek work in the United States, regardless of their legal status. -
  • Administration Official Criticizes Israeli Ambassador Over Netanyahu Visit

    01/29/2015 8:39:31 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/28/15 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Republican leaders’ invitation to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House. The outrage the episode has incited within President Obama’s inner circle became clear in unusually sharp criticism by a senior administration official who said that the Israeli ambassador, Ron Dermer, who helped orchestrate the invitation, had repeatedly placed Mr. Netanyahu’s political fortunes above the relationship between Israel and the United States.
  • Measles Outbreak That Started In California Expanding

    01/23/2015 11:37:42 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 01/22/2015 | Staff
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A health warning. The extremely contagious measles virus is back. An outbreak that started at Disneyland is starting to sweep the country. Christie Ileto has the push for children to get vaccinated. Measles was thought to have been eliminated in the U.S. 15 years ago. Now its back, targeting those who haven’t been immunized. The outbreak that started in California’s Disneyland is expanding. At least 75 cases of measles span six states. “It’s scary to think the happiest place on Earth is infected with measles,” one Disney employee said. For this Disney employee, knowing co-workers are infected...
  • Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say (Boo Hoo White House!)

    01/23/2015 9:43:04 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 01/23/2015 | By Times of Israel staff
    PM ‘will pay price’ for spat over Congress address; Obama said to have asked him to tone down pro-sanctions rhetoric; Wash. Post: Kerry’s enthusiasm for defending Israel may wane The White House’s outrage over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to speak before Congress in March — a move he failed to coordinate with the administration — began to seep through the diplomatic cracks on Friday, with officials telling Haaretz the Israeli leader had “spat” in President Barack Obama’s face. “We thought we’ve seen everything,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed senior US official as saying. “But Bibi managed to surprise
  • Trophy Catch-22: Angler's Record-Breaking Trout Can't Be a Record

    01/22/2015 11:54:14 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | 01/20/15 | Ben Romans
    On January 8, Idaho angler Larry Warren caught and released a 28-pound rainbow trout from the Clearwater River near Orofino. It was a fish big enough to best the current state record—set in 2009—by 8 pounds, if it weren’t for a few "technical" circumstances governing the handling of wild fish and how the state evaluates records. Many news outlets are running headlines about the release of this record-sized fish, but few are explaining the regulations that mandated Warren's actions. In an exclusive interview with F&S, the Idaho Fish and Game Department’s Clearwater Region fishery manager, Joe DuPont, clarified the situation.
  • Michael Moore: I Was Taught Snipers Were "Cowards"... Fat Pig Dufus alert!

    01/20/2015 1:10:23 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 46 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 01/19/15 | The Hollywood Reporter Staff
    Michael Moore has taken to Twitter to share his thoughts on snipers. The Fahrenheit 9/11 director wrote that he grew up being told that snipers are cowardly. "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2," Moore wrote. "We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot you in the back." Read MoreBox Office: How 'American Sniper' Played Like a Superhero Movie "Snipers aren't heroes," he continued. "And invaders are worse." Moore spoke directly about director Clint Eastwood's film American Sniper on his Facebook page. He praised the film for star Bradley Cooper's performance and for its antiwar sentiment, but he also wrote:...
  • Report: Broncos let entire coaching staff go

    01/13/2015 8:04:30 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 32 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 01/12/15 | Mike Florio
    Well, that escalated quickly. According to Vic Lombardi of CBS 4 in Denver, the “mutual parting” between the Broncos and coach John Fox has been chased by the release of the entire coaching staff. It was believed that defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was in trouble. Instead, everyone is gone. That includes offensive coordinator Adam Gase, who currently is under consideration for multiple head-coaching jobs elsewhere. So if the Broncos, who know Gase better than anyone, have just fired him, why would anyone else hire him to be the head coach?
  • White House: Should have sent high official to Paris march

    01/12/2015 1:11:56 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/12/15 | Julie Pace
    In a rare public admission of error, the White House said Monday the U.S. should have sent a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris that was attended by more than 40 world leaders. represented Sunday by the U.S. ambassador to France, though Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris for security meetings. "It's fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Secretary of State John Kerry was on a long-planned trip to India on Sunday but now will visit France later this week. The White House appeared to...
  • Obama's Free Community College Idea May Be Hard Sell

    01/09/2015 11:26:01 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/09/15 | Devin Dwyer
    Free community college for all. Conversation-starter? Definitely. Political possibility? Not any time soon. President Obama unveiled the idea in a video posted to Facebook on Thursday night. But administration officials provided no price tag, no legislation, and little evidence of Republican support on Capitol Hill. But the White House says that’s beside the point at this stage. The president hopes “to start a conversation,” Obama domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz told reporters.
  • California's soaring healthcare costs bode ill for the budget

    01/09/2015 6:59:18 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | 01/08/15 | Chris Megerian
    California's budget, which bounced back after years of deficits, is now being squeezed by rising healthcare costs for the poor and for retired state workers.. The mountain of medical bills threatens to undermine Gov. Jerry Brown's efforts to strengthen state finances — his central promise of the past four years. Enrollment in the state's healthcare program for the poor, known as Medi-Cal, has exploded by 50% since President Obama's signature law took effect. Although the federal government picks up most of the tab, state costs have also been growing, and faster than expected.
  • Obama: Keystone benefits for U.S. consumers, workers nominal (More crap sandwich advice)

    12/19/2014 1:34:17 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/19/14 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast would only nominally benefit American consumers and workers. "There is very little impact - nominal impact - on U.S. gas prices, what the average American consumer cares about," Obama told reporters during an end-of-year press conference. In his strongest comments on the Canada-to-U.S. pipeline to date, Obama picked apart some of the most common arguments proponents have used to urge the president to approve it: that it would create jobs, lower domestic gasoline prices and...
  • Picture Of Bill Clinton With Young Blonde Goes Viral (Hillary Alert!...Who's your Daddy?)

    12/18/2014 1:55:56 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 207 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 12/17/14 | Staff
    Is Slick Willie up to his old tricks? Some Twitter comedians seem to think so. This picture above purports to be the former president standing next to the wife and daughter of New York City grocery magnate John Catsimatidis, the owner and CEO of Gristedes Foods, the largest grocery chain in Manhattan, along with other ventures. This Bill Clinton image ran wild across social media, and for whatever reason, the wife was cropped out in some of the retweets. “It was at a recent function with the Catsimatidis family that the buzz-building photo was apparently taken, with the former president...
  • Michael Brown Star Witness Gets Government Job - Robbery and lying pay off...

    12/11/2014 7:21:21 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/11/14 | Yehuda Remer
    The father of the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” slogan has just been employed by the United States government. Dorian Johnson, the star witness to the Michael Brown shooting and the man who was assisting Brown during the strong-arm robbery moments before Brown was killed, has been hired by the city of St. Louis. According to STltoday.com, “Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay's chief of staff, has confirmed that Johnson was hired under a state grant through the city's Agency on Training and Employment, or SLATE.” Meeting the low income eligibility requirements, the 22-year-old will be holding the temporary position and will...
  • Clinton's stock declining in futures market

    12/04/2014 11:57:05 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/04/14 | Michael Barone
    Is the market in Hillary Clinton futures collapsing? Quite possibly so. A year ago Clinton seemed likely to become the next president. Presumably she and her husband had not yet started to call themselves, Bush style, 42 and 45. But she had an overwhelming lead in the polls for the Democratic nomination and was getting 50 percent or more in most polls against possible Republican candidates in general election pairings. Ratings of Clinton’s performance as secretary of state were positive. She seemed poised to hold and add onto Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 majorities.