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  • Who's coming to help protect Cleveland streets during the RNC, I-Team Report

    03/26/2016 3:20:14 AM PDT · by EBH · 28 replies
    Fox 8 News ^ | 3/22/2016 | Ed Gallek
    We found the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association president is concerned about what he said officers have heard from federal officials about staffing. "The citys numbers arent jiving with what the FEMA instructors are telling them we need for this, and theyre the guys that go and train for this," CPPA President Steve Loomis said. Its absolutely the citys responsibility to make us as safe as possible. But privately, those close to the security organizing are not worried. In fact, theyre confident security plans are coming together and staffing shouldnt be an issue. Nicholas Vroutos runs Nicks Sports Corner steps away...
  • Push for Transparency Continues Over City's Unprecedented RNC Riot Gear Request

    03/26/2016 3:12:55 AM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    Cleveland Scene ^ | 3/23/2016 | Sam Allard, Eric Sandy
    The city of Cleveland is seeking an unprecedented amount of riot gear and security equipment for July's Republican National Convention as emotional unrest and physical violence follow the GOP front runner across the U.S. Donald Trump, in fact, has predicted riots if he wins the most number of delegates but is not formally nominated during the convention. Its a prediction that local leaders have called irresponsible and dangerous, and one which continues to fuel the narrative that repressive, military police tactics are necessary during the RNC. This month, the city posted a request for bids on a spectrum of riot...
  • Life Among the Ruins (Temple of Baal in NYC)

    03/25/2016 6:45:41 AM PDT · by EBH · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/22/2015 | KANISHK THAROOR
    NEXT month, the Temple of Baal will come to Times Square. Reproductions of the 50-foot arch that formed the temples entrance are to be installed in New York and in London, a tribute to the 2,000-year-old structure that the Islamic State destroyed last year in the Syrian town of Palmyra. The groups rampage through Palmyra, a city that reached its peak in the second and third century A.D., enraged the world, spurring scholars and conservationists into action. Numerous nongovernmental organizations are now cataloging and mapping damaged cultural heritage sites in the region. It will be uncanny and thrilling to see...
  • Trump left off some ballots in FL?

    03/15/2016 2:09:13 PM PDT · by EBH · 25 replies
    Hearing reports that Trump not on some ballots!?
  • Soros Adviser Gave $200K to Boost Kasich

    03/13/2016 11:35:19 AM PDT · by EBH · 17 replies
    Polizette ^ | Edmund Kozack
    A close associate and protg of far-left activist billionaire George Soros gave a super PAC supporting Ohio Gov. John Kasich $200,000, the third largest contribution made to Kasichs presidential effort as of the end of 2015. Soros, who has given $7 million to a PAC backing Hillary Clinton this election cycle, is a huge backer of all things liberal. This election, Soros has made clear his opposition to the GOP front-runners, saying: We must reaffirm our commitment to the principles of open society and resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, however hard that...
  • Can Cleveland Really Handle the RNC Convention(vanity)

    03/13/2016 9:35:24 AM PDT · by EBH · 30 replies
    3/13/2016 | EBH
    Truth be told, last summer when Cleveland announced we had won the RNC Convention, I cringed. Don't get me wrong there are many reasons I love living in the Greater Cleveland area, but Cleveland proper isn't my most favorite reason. Cleveland has worked very hard to turn the city around. New business and convention areas, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, beautiful newish stadiums, etc. and a few higher rent living districts. But Cleveland still has many areas in need of improvement and a few that should raise concerns for what is starting to appear to be a violent election...
  • Trump cancels Cincinnati rally (False Report)

    03/12/2016 6:30:29 AM PST · by EBH · 91 replies
    TheHill ^ | 3/12/16
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is no longer planning a campaign rally in Cincinnati on Sunday, reported late Friday. Trump s Secret Service team won t be able to complete security prep work at the venue in time for the event, the report said. "Trump wants to come here, and the campaign is still looking to find a location for either Sunday or Monday," a local Trump spokesman said. News of the cancellation came as Trump s Chicago rally Friday night was cancelled amid massive protests. Trump is still planning a series of other weekend events, starting with a...
  • Judge: 17-year-olds can vote in Ohio presidential primary

    03/11/2016 2:34:59 PM PST · by EBH · 157 replies
    <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio An Ohio judge on Friday granted a request to let 17-year-olds vote in the swing state's presidential primary just days before the election.</p> <p>Ohio allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 before the fall election to vote in Tuesday's primary, with some exceptions. Young Ohio voters can decide on congressional, legislative and mayoral contenders, but they can't vote on ballot issues or candidates for a political party's governing body.</p>
  • Kyle Odom's Martian Chronicles

    03/10/2016 7:01:00 AM PST · by EBH · 43 replies
    KXLY News ^ | Rob Kauder
    Kyle Odom is an honorably discharged Marine, a Dean's List graduate from the University of Idaho and a man driven to kill a Coeur d'Alene pastor based on his belief that his life had been ruined by an intelligent species of amphibian-humanoid from Mars. In multiple documents in a thumb drive mailed to KXLY Monday and received Tuesday, Odom laid out his manifesto that a race of ancient Martians, with subterranean bases on Earth and under the surface of the Moon, had subverted all levels of the US and Israeli governments, ranging from top ranking members of the US Senate...
  • 2 votes apiece for GOP voters in coveted Ohio; only 1 counts

    03/07/2016 6:48:38 AM PST · by EBH · 28 replies
    WHIO ^ | 3/4/2016 | Julie Carr Symthe
    The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio Every Republican primary voter in Ohio will have two opportunities to vote for president, in a ballot twist that only escalates the potential confusion caused by the party's large and fractious field of candidates. GOP ballots for the March 15 primary feature two boxes for president: one for designating an at-large presidential delegate and one for designating a district delegate. It's a carry-over from a time when Ohio's Republican vote was divided proportionally, rather than in the winner-take-all fashion being used in 2016. The two boxes raise obvious questions: Do voters get two votes?...
  • Letter: The case for Kasich

    02/17/2016 6:56:25 AM PST · by EBH · 24 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | 2/7/2016 | Former Senator GORDON J. HUMPHREY
    We need a president who knows how to work cooperatively with independents, Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton had that ability. So does John Kasich. As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress, John Kasich, with bipartisan support, literally balanced the federal budget four years running and repaid $560 billion of the national debt – nearly 10 percent. As governor of Ohio, again with bipartisan support, John Kasich balanced the state’s budget, converting an $8 billion deficit into a $2 billion surplus, cutting taxes $5 billion. Ohio’s economy is roaring, with over 400,000 new private sector...
  • Monopoly Ultimate Banking goes cashless to oust the family cheat

    02/16/2016 2:10:20 PM PST · by EBH · 11 replies
    Trusted Reviews ^ | 15 February 2016 | Chris Smith
    If you've never come close to murdering members of your own family over a friendly game of Monopoly, you're probably doing it wrong. We don't think we've ever played a game where someone didn't have a hidden stash of cash, tried to swipe a C-Note while no-one is looking or bargained for their lives, prolonging the agony for way longer than necessary. Now a new version of the game is seeking to settle those dangerously vociferous arguments once and for all by doing away with paper money altogether and bringing the game into a digital age. The Monopoly Ultimate Banking...
  • U.S. bank stocks and bonds clobbered by recession worry

    02/09/2016 4:31:58 AM PST · by EBH · 17 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/9/2016 | Caroline Valetkevitch and Will Caiger-Smith
    NEW YORK (Reuters/IFR) - U.S. bank stocks and bonds took a pounding on Monday as recession fears compounded concern about their exposure to the energy sector and expectations that global interest rates are unlikely to rise quickly.... Meanwhile, bonds issued by U.S. banks extended their decline, with the yield premium demanded by investors to hold these securities, rather than safer U.S. Treasury debt, climbing to the highest in three-and-a-half years, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fixed Income Index data. "Investors' attitudes seem to be worsening relative to the likelihood of a global recession. I think that's what financials...
  • Islamic State crucifies teen in Syria

    02/08/2016 11:39:57 AM PST · by EBH · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/8/2016 | Shawn Price
    ALEPPO, Syria, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Islamic State militants crucified a teenage boy and left the body on display in Raqqa in one of the terror organization's latest public executions. The 17-year-old was accused of accepting money for filming Islamic State training sites and a placard in Arabic was hung around his neck telling people of his alleged crime. Images of the bloody and battered teen's body tied to a cross in the central square of the Islamic State's declared capital went viral after leaders accused him of receiving 500 Turkish lira per photograph of the Islamic State's military base...
  • COMEX Registered Gold Inventories Plummet 73% In One Day

    02/02/2016 7:00:21 AM PST · by EBH · 17 replies
    Sprott Money ^ | 2/1/2016 | Steve St. Angelo
    This is the lowest level of Registered Gold inventories on the Comex for more than 20 years. There are now only 2.3 metric tons of Registered Gold remaining at the Comex. Looks like something big is about to take place on the Comex as Registered Gold inventories declined a whopping 73% in one day. This is a very suprising update as Comex Gold inventories haven’t experienced much movement over the past few months. As we can see, 21,200 oz was transferred from Brinks Registered Inventories, 84,881 transferred from HSBC and 95,269 from Scotia Mocatta. There are only 73,980 oz of...
  • There Are Now 3,700 U.S. "Boots On The Ground" In Iraq

    02/02/2016 6:51:07 AM PST · by EBH · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/2/2016 | Tyler Durden
    While global stock markets fail to rebound from recent lows, the US military is using every available distraction to build up the military presence in Iraq, and as the US defense secretary admitted moments ago: •CARTER SAYS 3,700 U.S. `BOOTS ON THE GROUND' IN IRAQ TODAY Considering a typical battalion has anywhere between 300 and 800 soldiers, at what point does the Pentagon stop calling it the politically palatable "boots on the ground" and start calling it what it really is: an army? And how long until someone asks when Congress will approve what at this point amounts to yet...
  • Task Force Urges Doctors to Screen All Adults for Depression

    01/27/2016 5:51:02 AM PST · by EBH · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 1/26/2016 | Lauren NeerGaard
    All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday. Depression is a common public health problem, and screening simply involves health workers asking about certain symptoms even if patients don't mention them. The second part of the recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is more difficult — ensuring systems are in place to properly diagnose and treat people identified through screening. And the guideline, published by the Journal for the American Medical Association, couldn't determine how often adults should be screened....
  • China pours 67bn into financial system before the holiday

    01/26/2016 5:13:23 AM PST · by EBH · 4 replies
    AFP ^ | 1/26/2016
    Shanghai (AFP) - China's central bank said Tuesday it was injecting 440 billion yuan ($67 billion) into the money market, seeking to ease tight liquidity ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday when demand for funds surges. The injection through the regular open market operations of the People's Bank of China (PBoC) was the largest since 2013, Bloomberg News reported. Chinese companies typically pay salaries and bonuses before the holiday, which falls in early February this year. People also traditionally exchange cash and gifts during the period. The PBoC last week flooded the financial system with more than 1.5 trillion...
  • Norway's Biggest Bank Calls For Nation to Stop Using Cash

    01/24/2016 2:55:00 PM PST · by EBH · 74 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 1/22/2016 | Abigail Abrams
    The largest bank in Norway has called for the country to stop using cash, the Local reported Friday. This comes as the latest move in a country that has been leading the global charge toward electronic money in recent years, with several banks already not offering cash in their branch offices and some industries seeking to cut back on paper currency. DNB, the bank with the proposal, has said eliminating the use of cash would cut down on black market sales and crimes such as money laundering. "Today, there is approximately 50 billion kroner in circulation and [the country's central...
  • Recession Indicators Flashing Red

    01/24/2016 1:37:44 PM PST · by EBH · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/24/2016 | Josh Zumbrun
    successfully navigated, global growth could be derailed." Of the warning signs, the decline in U.S. industrial production has one of the best track records. The output from mines, factories and utilities has always begun to decline before recession strikes. "Manufacturing tends to lead the economic cycle and it tends to be an indicator of the swings," said Thomas Costerg, senior economist at Standard Chartered. "Manufacturing is struggling." A strong U.S. dollar and weak economies internationally are taking a toll. But unlike past declines in industrial production, today's decline has been driven primarily by the collapse in the oil industry. The...
  • The Trials and Triumphs of Heidi Cruz

    01/19/2016 7:24:40 AM PST · by EBH · 25 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | March 18, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    When she sat on a 2011 panel at Claremont — titled “Women in Finance: Can You Achieve Work/Life Satisfaction?” — she urged the women in attendance to pursue careers in finance, preaching that they often make better investment bankers than men... The Cruzes have two daughters, the elder born in 2008, and live in a downtown Houston high-rise. “I still don’t understand my friends who say it’s not worth it to them to have someone living with them,” she said. “It is worth it to me on every level. I don’t mind sharing a bedroom down the hall if someone...
  • OMG! I am not ready for the adoptive daughter to find us!

    01/15/2016 7:00:26 PM PST · by EBH · 116 replies
    Last weekend my now deceased brother's daughter contacted the family. She was given up at birth, but her older brother never was. I am NOT happy about revisiting the circumstances or the results and demise of my brother, her father, with her. Giving a child up for adoption is almost like committing suicide. It is the last out...for the future. I have no way of candy coating her biological father. He was beyond evil in many ways. So far so, that he is the only reason I installed an alarm system on my house at the time. And he was...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • Angry Protestors Ransack and Torch Saudi Embassy in Iran

    01/02/2016 6:25:46 PM PST · by EBH · 41 replies
    Vice News ^ | 1/2/2016
    Saudi Arabia's mass execution of 47 prisoners — including prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr — triggered unrest across the Middle East on Saturday, particularly in Iran, where protesters stormed and ransacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Photos and video footage posted on Twitter by Iranian journalist Sobhan Hassanvand showed a mob of angry demonstrators smashing windows and setting fire to the Saudi diplomatic outpost in the Iranian capital. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi also condemned the executions. "I'm shocked & saddened at Sheikh Nimr's execution by Saudi authorities," he wrote on Twitter. "Peaceful opposition is a fundamental right. Repression does...
  • Coalition Calls for Civil Unrest in Tamir Rice Case

    12/30/2015 12:35:36 PM PST · by EBH · 56 replies
    WTAM ^ | 12/30/15
    Referring to requests by Mayor Frank Jackson asking people to keep their demonstrations peaceful, activist Basheer Jones said, "I want to make it clear to the City of Cleveland, is that you will not determine what civil disobedience means to us. We will determine what civil disobedience means to us. And if that means we are arrested, what that means to you, it means to us." The coalition members are calling for people to vote against Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty in the Democratic primary in March. It was McGinty who announced on Monday that the grand jury voted to...
  • Brussels metro shut as Belgian capital put on maximum alert

    11/21/2015 4:36:32 AM PST · by EBH · 110 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/21/2015 | Philip Blenkinsop
    Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel declined to give the reason why the authorities raised the alert level but told a news conference the government would review the security situation on Sunday afternoon. The metro system would remain closed until then, in line with the recommendation of the crisis center, he said. The crisis center website said it was calling on local authorities to cancel large events, urge people to avoid crowds, postpone soccer matches, close the Brussels metro for the weekend and stepping up the military and police presence. Suspected militant Salah Abdeslam, 26, returned home to Brussels from Paris...
  • TERROR IN MALI: US special forces storm hotel and free six American hostages

    11/20/2015 7:26:26 AM PST · by EBH · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/20/2015 | Tom Wyke and Jay Akbar
    Armed jihadists have killed at least three people in a deadly shooting rampage after taking 170 hostages at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali. Automatic weapons fire was heard on the seventh floor of the 190-room hotel, where it was thought as many as 10 militants roamed through the building, looking for guests and members of staff. 80 hostages have since been freed as special forces entered the building. Six American nationals have been rescued alive but several other American remain inside with the other 125 guests and 13 employees trapped inside the besieged hotel. The Pentagon revealed that...
  • Privilege Walk Activity: Edward Ginsberg Center

    11/20/2015 4:45:57 AM PST · by EBH · 13 replies
    Participants stand in a straight line in the middle of an empty room. Tell participants that some statements might be of a sensitive nature for some individuals, and that they do not have to respond to any statement that is uncomfortable. Read the statements below. If your ancestors came to the United States by force, take one step back. If there were more than 50 books in your house growing up, take one step forward. If you ever felt unsafe because of your sexual orientation, take one step back. If you believe that you were denied employment because of your...
  • The Bossy Cat And Owner-Directed Aggression

    11/15/2015 1:44:07 PM PST · by EBH · 62 replies
    Veterinary Practice News ^ | 2/8/2012 | Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, Dipl. ACVB
    Owner-directed aggression in dogs has been written and talked about at length, but feline owner-directed aggression has received less attention. In dogs, “conflict aggression” has replaced “dominance aggression” as a more accurate description of the behavior’s motivation. The change occurred because pundits no longer accept the premise that the relationship between dogs and their owners is governed by pack mentality, as neither dogs in the wild nor, as it turns out, wolves seem to organize themselves along these lines. With this in mind, it seems ludicrous to discuss dominance or status-related aggression in cats, as they do not organize themselves...
  • [Canon Video on You Tube] THE LAB: DECOY - A portrait session with a twist

    11/08/2015 10:20:21 AM PST · by EBH · 18 replies
    Canon Australia Account on You Tube ^ | Published on November 3, 2015 | Canon Australia
    Published on Nov 3, 2015 A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what's in front of it. To prove this we invited six photographers to a portrait session with a twist. ‘Decoy’ is one of six experiments from The Lab, designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens. Want to be part of future The Lab experiments? This experiment done for entertainment and educational purposes is also a great example of how powerful a photographer's bias can be.
  • Retailers Work Harder to Lure Holiday Employees

    11/02/2015 7:27:26 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/2/2015 | Suzanne Kapford
    “We’re feeling a little bit of the tightness in the market,” said Tim Grace, the global chief talent officer for Toys “R” Us. Mr. Grace said the retailer is on track to meet its goal of hiring 40,000 seasonal workers, but added that “we are not getting as many applicants as we have in the past.” With unemployment at a seven-year low, hourly retail work is becoming less attractive to job seekers who now have more options. The number of people employed part-time for economic reasons—those who want to work full-time but can only get a part-time job—has shrunk by...
  • Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

    10/30/2015 4:10:01 AM PDT · by EBH · 22 replies
    Open Culture ^ | 1963 | Hannah Ardent
    We’ve all heard the phrase “the banality of evil.” Some of us even know which political theorist to attribute it to, and among those, a few have even read it in context. Hannah Arendt most memorably employed it in both the subtitle and closing words of Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, her book on the trial of Nazi lieutenant-colonel Adolf Eichmann. To Arendt’s mind, Eichmann willingly did his part to organize the Holocaust — and an instrumental part it was — out of neither anti-semitism nor pure malice, but out of a non-ideological, entirely more...
  • Syria's Assad Visits Moscow To Discuss Military Plans With Putin

    10/21/2015 6:05:30 AM PDT · by EBH · 79 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/21/2015 | Bill Chappell
    In his first known international trip since civil war began in Syria, President Bashar Assad has just returned from a quick visit in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Assad reportedly briefed Putin on Syria's current and future military operations. Assad's trip was kept secret until after Tuesday's meeting and after the Syrian leader's safe return home. The Kremlin's official account of the meeting includes a quote from Assad, saying, "I want to thank the Russian people once more for the help you are giving Syria and express the hope that we will vanquish terrorism." Announcing the visit, state...
  • Obama to Announce Halt of U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan

    10/15/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by EBH · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/15/2015 | Michael Rosenberg
    The United States will halt its military withdrawal from Afghanistan and instead keep thousands of troops in the country through the end of President Obamas term in 2017, Mr. Obama will announce on Thursday, prolonging the American role in a war that has now stretched on for 14 years. The current American force in Afghanistan of 9,800 troops will remain in place through most of 2016 under the Obama administrations revised plans, before dropping to about 5,500 at the end of next year or in early 2017, senior administration officials said. Some of the troops will continue to train and...
  • Reshaping Midwest cities through immigrant talent

    10/15/2015 3:16:09 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies
    Metromode ^ | 10/15/2015 | Douglas J. Guth
    A century ago the Rust Belt was the country's industrial heartland, with cities like Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Detroit innovating manufacturing processes that drew, among others, large numbers of European and Latin immigrants. When industrial decline eliminated well-paid blue-collar jobs, entire families of new Americans left for more foreign-friendly metropolises to find better work opportunities and living conditions. Today, many of these once-dominant industrial cities are taking steps to attract immigrants and refugees as a way to reverse a half-century of population decline. Welcoming groups in Cleveland, Dayton, Detroit and St. Louis promote immigrant integration within the region, while public officials...
  • Donald Trump's failed bid to buy the Cleveland Indians

    10/09/2015 2:11:15 PM PDT · by EBH · 49 replies
    Donald Trump wants America to believe he's the best deal maker on the planet. But it was the deal Trump couldn't seal that probably saved Cleveland its baseball team. In a Feb. 15, 1983 letter to Indians President Gabe Paul, Trump's lawyer offered to buy the team for $13 million. Had the deal gone through, many believed at the time -- and still do -- that the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination would have wasted little or no time moving the team to another city, most likely Tampa. Longtime Plain Dealer sportswriter Russ Schneider, whose 30-year career at...
  • Russian TV forecasts 'good weather' for Bombing Syria

    10/05/2015 6:22:35 AM PDT · by EBH · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/5/2015
    Moscow (AFP) - Russian TV has taken its gung-ho coverage of air strikes in Syria to another level by airing cheery weather forecasts for its fighter jets bombing Syria. A female forecaster on the state-owned Rossiya 24 rolling news channel told viewers that Syria's weather in October was "ideal for carrying out operational sorties. ' Standing in front of an image of a bomber and the headline "Flying weather", the forecaster gave a straight-faced analysis of the perfect conditions for bombing. Light cloud cover "will not make flying more difficult and will not influence the systems for aiming weapons," she...
  • INSIGHT-US, allies short on options as Russia,Iran flex muscle in Syria

    10/04/2015 8:34:02 AM PDT · by EBH · 24 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | 10/3/2015 | Samia Nakhoul
    The question on everyone's mind is: will the United States and its European and regional Sunni allies intervene to stop President Vladimir Putin from reversing the gains made by mainstream Syrian rebels after more than four years of war? Few are holding their breath. Many say, often with vehemence, that the current drama is the consequence of ongoing Western inaction and U.S. retreat at critical moments in an ever more uncontrollable conflict, whose regional dimensions are fast becoming global. Nobody in the Middle East is counting on U.S. President Barack Obama. The gloomy prediction of most is that a war...
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - Official Trailer

    09/20/2015 6:26:40 AM PDT · by EBH · 25 replies
    Paramount Pictures ^ | Michael Bay
    Published on Jul 28, 2015 From Michael Bay comes 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Watch the official trailer, in theaters January 15th. Special operations forces try to save Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens from an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016) Release Date: January 15th, 2016
  • Devil is working hard on securing end times

    09/19/2015 8:41:39 AM PDT · by EBH · 7 replies
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | 2/26/14 | Russel Shaw
    Devil is working hard on securing end times Pope Francis is not shy about preaching on how the battle between good and evil has already begun... To most of the world, Pope Francis is the pope of the poor, foe of unrestrained free-market capitalism, reformer engaged in shaking up the Roman Curia, ecclesiological innovator committed to consultation, collegiality and decentralization in the governance of the Church. Francis is all that, but hes also more something his image as a social activist and agent of structural change might not lead you to expect. In short, this pope is a believer...
  • US military overhauling Syrian training mission after admitting 4 or 5 fighters remain

    09/17/2015 12:41:09 PM PDT · by EBH · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/17/2015 | Lucus Tomlinson
    The U.S. military is working on a complete overhaul of its mission to "train and equip" Syrian fighters, multiple defense officials told Fox News, after the embarrassing admission Wednesday that only "four or five" fighters from the program are on the battlefield today. Gen. Lloyd Austin, head of U.S. Central Command, made that admission in Senate committee testimony, acknowledging the U.S. would fall far short of its original goal of training 5,400 in the first year. Many of the few dozen trained to date have been killed or captured, or have fled, and Austin said: "The ones that are in...
  • Iconic Berlin airport to become refugee home

    09/15/2015 10:34:43 AM PDT · by EBH · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 9/14/15
    The airport used to deliver supplies to West Berliners during the Cold War will be transformed into a refugee shelter this week, Berlin state government announced on Sunday. Refugees will begin moving into Berlin's disused Tempelhof Airport "in the next few days," Mayor of Berlin, Michael Mller, told broadcaster RBB. As the former airport winds down after last weekend's Lollapalooza festival, 800 refugees are set to move into one of the former hangars. A heated airdome will be erected inside the hangar, and portable toilets installed for last weekend's festival will remain in place for asylum seekers to use, Mller...
  • Cleveland Police Searching For Shawn Hall, Accused Of Firing More Than 10 Times At Police

    09/03/2015 1:52:58 PM PDT · by EBH · 49 replies
    WTAM ^ | 9/3/2015 | Cleveland Police
    Cops are being hunted. No doubt. From the Cleveland Police... The preliminary information reveals that Officers responded to an assignment for shots fired at 3868 East 131st Street, ADM Dairy Mart. Upon arrival, two white vehicles were observed parked in the lot and standing outside of the vehicles were several males and females. One of the males pulled out a handgun and fired several shots toward the marked police vehicle which was in the curb lane of East 131st Street. At this time, the officer driving the police vehicle did back away evasively so as not to be hit by...
  • Prosecutors: Boys taken from US custody, put to work at farm

    08/24/2015 6:31:33 AM PDT · by EBH · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 8/23/2015 | Mitch Stacey
    MARION, Ohio (AP) The thousand-mile journey to the Texas border was supposed to bring the Guatemalan teenagers to a better life. Instead, it was the beginning of a terrible ordeal: prosecutors say they were fraudulently plucked from U.S. custody by conspirators posing as friends or family who forced them to work as virtual slaves. As the country's immigration system was being overwhelmed by an unprecedented flow of unaccompanied children fleeing unrest in Central America, prosecutors said one of their countrymen orchestrated the scheme to force them to work on egg farms in Ohio. U.S. immigration policy dictates that unaccompanied...
  • Dow futures tumble as Wall Street preps for meltdown

    08/24/2015 4:00:11 AM PDT · by EBH · 331 replies
    CnbC ^ | 8/24/2015 | Jenny Cosgrove
    U.S. stock index futures screamed lower, with Dow futures (Chicago Board of Trade: @DJ.1) tumbling more than 400 points, as fears surrounding the health of China's economy multiplied. These concerns saw the benchmark Shanghai Composite (Shanghai Stock Exchange: .SSEC) index notch up its biggest one-day percentage loss since 2007 on Monday, closing down 8.5 percent . Panic spread to European markets, with the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (FTSE International: .FTEU3) as much as 3 percent in early London trading. All major bourses were off a similar amount. The index has shed over $1 trillion in market value in August so far.
  • Cramer Remix: The Feds Need to do this Now.

    08/21/2015 6:26:24 AM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/21/2015 | Abigail Stevenson
    At this point, it is clear to Jim Cramer that the stock market is inevitably going down. That's just the way it is. But that doesn't mean investors have to sit back and do nothing about it. "I do find it helpful to figure out what would reverse that ineluctable sense of retreat so if I spotted it...I would know that the overwhelming propensity for a declining session isn't as written in stone as we thought," the "Mad Money" host said. So, what are the topics on Cramer's radar that could signal a market reversal if they changed? He went...
  • Dow death cross is a bearish omen for the stock market

    08/12/2015 1:00:46 PM PDT · by EBH · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 8/12/2015 | Tomi Kilgore
    A death cross is said to have occurred when the 50-day simple moving average, which many use to track the short-term trend, crosses below the 200-day moving average, which is widely used to gauge the health of the longer-term trend. For the Dow industrials, it marked the first time the 50-day moving average, which ended Tuesday at 17,806.99, was below the 200-day moving average, at 17,813.42, since Dec. 30, 2011, according to FactSet. Many technicians see the death cross as marking the spot that a shorter-term pullback morphs into a longer-term downtrend. The Dow followed Tuesdays death cross by falling...
  • US intervenes in case against Palestinians over Israel attacks

    08/12/2015 5:40:11 AM PDT · by EBH · 1 replies
    AFP ^ | 8/12/2015
    Washington (AFP) - The United States said on Tuesday it has intervened in a lawsuit against Palestinian authorities over attacks in Israel that killed and injured Americans, arguing that a high bond could compromise the Palestinians' financial stability. A US jury in February found the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) liable for the six attacks between 2002 and 2004, which killed 33 people and wounded more than 390 others. The families were awarded more than $218 million in damages, which was automatically tripled to about $650 million, according to the regulations outlined in the US anti-terrorism act....
  • Board: Ohio judges can't choose marriage type they perform

    08/11/2015 7:24:37 AM PDT · by EBH · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 8/11/2015 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Judges who perform marriages in Ohio can't refuse to marry same-sex couples on personal or moral grounds or because of religious beliefs, according to a state judicial conduct board. In addition, judges who stop performing all marriages to avoid marrying same-sex couples may be interpreted as biased and could be disqualified from any case where sexual orientation is an issue, according to an opinion by the Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Professional Conduct issued Friday and made public Monday. The ruling followed a request for guidance from a Toledo judge who refused to perform a same-sex...
  • Kentucky Dad Arrested For Shooting Down Drone Filming His Sunbathing Daughters

    08/05/2015 3:28:17 PM PDT · by EBH · 69 replies
    Mr. Merideth said he is looking into what legal action he could take in response to the incident. He said he only fired his weapon because it was hovering over his home. Merideth added that he was disappointed with the police response. 'They didn't confiscate the drone. They gave the drone back to the individuals,' he said. 'They didn't take the SIM card out of itbut we've gotfive houses here that everyone saw it they saw what happened, including the neighbors that were sitting in their patio when he flew down low enough to see under the patio. 'Our...