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  • NEW YORK TO BAN FRACKING; ENVIRONMENTALISTS CHEER

    12/17/2014 6:17:38 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | December 17,2014 | by BREITBART NEWS
    Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. New York, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation that has led to a drilling boom in Pennsylvania and other nearby states, has banned shale gas development since 2008, when the state began an environmental review of the drilling technique also known as hydraulic fracturing. Wednesday's announcement, though not final, means a ban is all but etched in stone. "Never before has a state with proven gas reserves banned fracking,"...
  • Sheriff Paul Babeu: 20 Million Illegals Will Qualify for Obama’s Executive Amnesty Plan (Video)

    12/15/2014 11:59:21 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 15,2014 | Jim Hoft
    Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu (R) told Neil Cavuto on Monday that as many as 20 million illegal immigrants will qualify for President Obama’s executive amnesty. Sheriff Babeu came to this figure from a memo from Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson. “The fact is it’s not just the 5 million that President Obama promised, we learned that Jeh Johnson the Secretary of Homeland Security, put out a six page memo, and he said that anybody who’s been here since January of this year, anybody prior to that date, they are allowed to stay here. There will be deferred...
  • 'YOU ARE A 'TEABAGGER!'' LONG ISLAND WOMAN RECEIVES $1.12 MILLION FOR FALSE PROSECUTION

    12/14/2014 11:35:26 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | December 14,2014 | MARY CHASTAIN
    A Long Island federal jury rewarded Nancy Genovese, 58, a mother of three, $1.12 million in compensatory damages after being arrested in 2009 for attempting to photograph a helicopter at a Air National Guard base in the Hamptons. Genovese intended to use the photo on a “Support the Troops” website; she was arrested for trespass and insulted as a "Teabagger." From The New York Post: Southhampton cops searched her and found a legally owned rifle that she was transporting from a nearby rifle range. She contends a deputy sheriff arrived on the scene later and said to her, “I bet...
  • Cromnibus campaign finance rider splits Republicans

    12/12/2014 6:13:29 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Dec. 12.2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Allah and Ed gave you the blow by blow on the Cromnibus last night, which we were apparently all supposed to oppose. (Though while a 60 or 90 day CR would have left us with a better looking battle in March on the surface, I’m not all that optimistic that the final result would have smelled much better.) The deed is done, though – at least in the House – and it’s worth remembering that things could have gone much further off the rails. The threatened shutdown – though it didn’t happen – was being reluctantly portrayed in the media...
  • It Passed

    12/11/2014 6:50:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 110 replies
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  • American royalty: Inside the dynasties of the Kennedys, Rockefellers & More

    12/10/2014 3:42:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Media Titans: The Hearst family Worth: $35 billion Wealth established: 1887 Source of wealth: Hearst Corporation The Hearst fortune began in the late 1800s with George Hearst, a millionaire goldmine owner and U.S. senator. Hearst's son William Randolph attended the finest schools but was kicked out of Harvard University for throwing keg parties in Harvard Square and sending used chamber pots to his professors. After his expulsion, William Randolph took over managing the San Francisco Examiner, a publication his father had won as settlement for a gambling debt. Oil barons: The Rockefeller family Worth: $10 billion Worth Established: 1858 John...
  • BOEHNER OMNIBUS GIVES SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS UNDER OBAMA AMNESTY

    12/10/2014 3:07:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | December 10,2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    The seemingly wonky legislative language in that relevant section reads: None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be expended or obligated by the Commissioner of Social Security, for purposes of administering Social Security benefit payments under title II of the Social Security Act, to process any claim for credit for a quarter of coverage based on work performed under a social security account number that is not the claimant’s number and the performance of such work under such number has formed the basis for a conviction of the claimant of a violation of section 208(a)(6) or (7) of...
  • Apple's discontinued iPod Classic fetching mega-bucks as hot Christmas gift

    12/10/2014 11:40:53 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 10,2014
    Apple made billions giving people what they want, but the tech giant might want to rethink its decision to kill off the iPod Classic music player, now that it has become one of the hottest Christmas presents of the year. People are clamoring for used models on eBay, according to the UK newspaper The Guardian. The 16-gigabyte digital music player, which a decade ago helped Apple revolutionize the music industry, can hold up to 40,000 songs, more than double the amount of any iPods currently being manufactured. More than 3,000 have been sold on eBay since the Classic was retired...
  • What’s in the spending bill? We skim it so you don’t have to

    12/10/2014 10:22:20 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 10,2014 | By Ed O'Keefe
    AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: The law is still funded, but there's no new money for it. There's also no new ACA-related funding for the Internal Revenue Service and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the two agencies most responsible for implementing the law. The bill also would cut the budget of the Independent Payment Advisory Board -- what Republicans have called "the death panel" -- by $10 million. IMMIGRATION: The bill only funds the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees most immigration policy, until February. But negotiators gave new money for immigration programs at other federal agencies. There's $948 million...
  • Ben Edelman, Harvard Business School Professor, Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food

    12/10/2014 8:09:40 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Boston com ^ | December 9,2014 | Hilary Sargent
    Edelman soon came to the horrifying realization that he had been overcharged. By a total of $4. If you’ve ever wondered what happens when a Harvard Business School professor thinks a family-run Chinese restaurant screwed him out of $4, you’re about to find out. (Hint: It involves invocation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Statute and multiple threats of legal action.)
  • Four Months of ‘Basic Shelter Care’ Cost Twice a Year at Sidwell Friends

    12/09/2014 8:00:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | December 9,2014 | By Barbara Hollingsworth
    A Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contractor spent $86,846.34 to provide “basic shelter care” for each unaccompanied minor aged 12 to 17 who illegally crossed the southern border and was housed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma earlier this year, according to documents released to Judicial Watch under a Freedom of Information Act request. That sum is more than twice the cost of tuition and fees for an entire year at Sidwell Friends, the exclusive private school in northwest Washington, D.C. that Sasha and Malia Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s grandchildren attend. “It is outrageous that the Obama administration...
  • Meet the secret army of meteorologists who keep your holiday deliveries on time

    12/09/2014 5:55:20 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 8,2014 | Drew Harwell
    Deep within a global operations nerve center in Memphis, a team of specially trained operatives scans data from nearly 200 countries, issues urgent “SNOCON” alerts and tracks a fleet of cargo jets via a glowing, wall-size “war board.” Their mission? To make sure no “Frozen” doll is left behind. They are corporate meteorologists, commanded to help keep hectic holiday shipments on time, snow or shine. And America’s shipping giants increasingly see them as a secret weapon, both in the fight against a brutal winter and in what could be the busiest online shopping season in history. The largest shipping firms’...
  • DEMOCRATIC LOUISIANA SEN. MARY LANDRIEU DEFEATED

    12/06/2014 6:44:52 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
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  • The Oilman to Thank at Your Next Fill-Up

    12/06/2014 5:14:53 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5,2014 | JOSEPH RAGO
    The ‘accidental CEO’ Mark Papa says even he underestimated the shale revolution, which will continue despite lower prices. On Wednesday, an OnCue Express in Oklahoma City became the first U.S. filling station since 2010 to sell regular gasoline for under $2 a gallon. The national average—hovering around $2.74 this week, also the lowest since 2010—is down 51 cents in a year and continues to fall, which Goldman Sachs pegs as equivalent to a $75 billion tax cut over the past six months. Consumers can thank Mark Papa, the oilman whose role in creating this income windfall remains, for the most...
  • Doubling Down On Climate Alarmism

    12/05/2014 4:51:33 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 1,2014 | Robert Bradley Jr.
    This week, United Nations representatives are meeting in Lima, Peru in hopes of crafting an agreement that will limit global greenhouse emissions and combat the (nonexistent) problem of rising worldwide temperatures. This comes on the heels of the recent climate pact between the United States and China aimed to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. While these events may be cause for celebration amongst green activists and the Obama Administration, for the average American, they are just two more misspent efforts by a closed-minded political elite in a world with real, here-and-now problems. In fact, the toothless climate accord between the...
  • Oil magnate's ex-wife slams $1 billion divorce ruling in appeal

    12/05/2014 2:44:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | December 5,2014 | Joshua Schneye
    The ex-wife of Oklahoma oil magnate Harold Hamm has appealed a November divorce ruling that awarded her $1 billion, citing 78 alleged errors and missteps that caused a judge to grossly undervalue her stake in one of America's greatest oil fortunes. Sue Ann Arnall's appeal assails as "inappropriate" Judge Howard Haralson's decision to allow lawyers for both her ex-husband and his oil company, Continental Resources, to "double team" her during an epic divorce trial. It also disputes the court's acceptance of a revised version of Continental's corporate history that falsely dates hugely profitable moves as occurring before the couple's 26-year...
  • Question....If marches continue for weeks....

    12/04/2014 7:13:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Hojczyk | Dec 4, 2014 | Hojczyk
    Will whites flee the Democratic Party???
  • LAND GRAB PROVISIONS ATTACHED TO NDAA DRAW IRE FROM CRUZ AND COBURN

    12/04/2014 6:59:56 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4,2014 | EDWIN MORA
    The inclusion of a public lands package in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) compromise has drawn criticism from two prominent conservative voices in the upper chamber. Meanwhile, some Republican lawmakers are celebrating the inclusion. "The decision to attach an extreme land grab to the NDAA is a disservice to members of the Armed Forces," says Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), in statement. "With the military's shrinking budget, it is offensive that this bill would be used to fund congressional pork. And, at a time where jobs are scarce and the federal government has removed billions of acres of land from...
  • Gender-bending proposal a threat to Minnesota high school sports, say critics

    12/04/2014 12:55:05 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | December 4,2014
    Minnesota's governing body for high school sports passed rules on Thursday that one critic said could hypothetically put a future NFL linebacker at power forward on a girls basketball team. The Minnesota State High School League voted that boys who "self-identify" as girls and girls who consider themselves boys will be able to compete on and against teams of their preferred gender under the policy that will begin in the 2015-2016 season. "When there is confirmation of a student's consistent and uniform gender-related identity…the student will be eligible to participate in MSHSL activities consistent with the student's gender identification for...
  • Sears to accelerate closings, shutter 235 stores

    12/04/2014 12:42:34 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 133 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 4,2014 | Krystina Gustafson
    Sears shares fell Thursday, after the struggling department store announced an adjusted net loss of $296 million—in line with the updated guidance it gave in November. The retailer also said it's accelerating the number of stores it plans to close this year, boosting its list from the 130 underperforming stores it announced in its second-quarter earnings release, to a total of 235 stores. Analysts called the move a step in the right direction for the company, which has been tapping into its real estate in creative ways to compensate for downward-spiraling sales. Still, they said the haircut won't be enough...
  • We Are Never Going to Run Out of Oil

    12/03/2014 9:49:35 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 3,2014 | David Harsany
    In a chilling 2010 column, Paul Krugman declared: “peak oil has arrived.” So it’s really not surprising that the national average for a gallon of gas has fallen to $2.77 this week – in 10 states it was under $2.60 – and analysts predict we’re going to dip below the two-dollar mark soon. U.S. oil is down to $75 a barrel, a drop of more than $30 from the 52-week high. Meanwhile, the Institute for Energy Research estimates that we have enough natural gas in the U.S. to meet electricity needs for around 575 years at current fuel demand and...
  • AMAZON DEPLOYS ROBOT ARMY TO CONQUER CYBERSPACE

    12/01/2014 5:41:39 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | December 1,2014 | CHRISS W. STREET
    Amazon.com is following a military model to conquer cyber-space this holiday shopping season. The company has hired 80,000 seasonal workers and deployed 1,500 Kiva logistic robots for each of its 10 warehouses across the United States. \ The military math per warehouse works out to 2 brigades of workers being supported by 2 battalions of robots. Across the entire company, the 80,000 seasonal workers and 15,000 robots equal a Field Army of soldiers supported by a mechanized Division. Amazon bought Kiva Systems for $775 million in 2012 to gain control of its robotics technology. Each of Amazon’s robots weighs 320...
  • Southern Democrats Urge a Return to Party Basics (more Taxes)

    11/29/2014 6:12:52 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 28,2014 | By Bill Barrow
    Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well. "It's time to draw a line in the sand and not surrender our brand," Rickey Cole, the party chairman in Mississippi, said. He believes candidates have distanced themselves from the past half-century of Democratic principles. "We don't need a New Coke formula," Cole said. "The problem is we've been out there trying to peddle Tab and RC Cola." Cole and other...
  • Lower Oil Prices Are a Free-Market Victory

    11/29/2014 6:03:37 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 29 ,2014 | By Larry Kudlow
    Seldom has so much good news been portrayed so negatively. Oil prices continue to fall in the U.S. and around the world, but near everyone in the media is grumpy about it. The headlines today are among the silliest I’ve seen: Energy-company stocks are declining, oil deflation is an economic threat, the Fed might raise rates much later than expected, OPEC is dissolving, shale companies are going bankrupt, Russia is going bankrupt(!), and on and on. Well, most of this is just humbug. Lower oil prices are unambiguously positive. First, U.S. oil production has nearly doubled in recent years to...
  • This week’s OPEC meeting is the most important in years

    11/26/2014 9:00:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 25,2014 | Steven Mufson
    For most of the past four years, OPEC has had an easy time. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries hasn’t had to do much to keep oil prices over $100 a barrel. Disruptions in supply — most notably the Libyan civil war — and rising demand have kept the cartel’s coffers full. It has been, say Barclays’ commodities analysts, the culmination of OPEC’s “golden age.” Saudi Arabia, which has played the role of swing producer balancing the market, has not trimmed its output as it often has in the past, instead cutting prices to hang onto market share while...
  • WE WILL NOT ENGAGE': MICHELE BACHMANN REVEALS GOP PLANS TO IGNORE EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    11/23/2014 12:09:19 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 108 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | Nov. 22,2014 | Robert Wilde
    “They acted as though the amnesty issue wasn’t even an issue. They said that the President is going to do what he’s going to do, and we are not going to get down in the mud with him. We are not going to engage, and what we are going to do is to talk about our positive solutions on jobs, the economy, education, and manufacturing,” Bachmann said. She added that each congressman who spoke reiterated that not engaging Obama and staying positive was a “brilliant strategy.” "We will not engage," she reiterated with disgust. Bachmann, who was elected to Congress...
  • Insurrection: Liberal constitutional scholar will represent GOP in lawsuit against Obama

    11/18/2014 2:43:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    HotAir ^ | November 18,2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    On Tuesday, however, that narrative changed. House Republicans hired constitutional lawyer and left-leaning scholar Jonathan Turley to represent them in their effort to force the president – a former constitutional scholar himself – to abide by the constraints placed on his power in the nation’s founding document. “As many on this blog are aware, I have previously testified, written, and litigated in opposition to the rise of executive power and the countervailing decline in congressional power in our tripartite system,” Turley wrote on his blog. “I have also spent years encouraging Congress, under both Democratic and Republican presidents, to more...
  • Weather Channel Co-Founder Predicting Snowier, Bitterly Colder Winter Ahead

    11/18/2014 12:51:24 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | November 18,2014 | By Barbara Hollingsworth
    D’Aleo, now chief forecaster at WeatherBell Analytics, was one of the few meteorologists to accurately predict a colder-than-normal November. He expects several major East Coast snowstorms and “widespread below-zero temperatures” that will plunge much of the nation into a deep freeze for as long as six weeks this winter. “I wouldn’t be surprised if it snows in Atlanta, Dallas, and Birmingham,” he told CNSNews.com. “We’ve been talking about this being another one of those historic winters since the spring. The summer before last, we had seen last winter as being one that people near the Great Lakes would remember for...
  • Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France

    11/18/2014 12:21:31 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Washington Examinershington Examiner ^ | November 18,2014 | JASON RUSSELL
    The nation’s overall personal freedom score has declined by 17 percent since 2009, with a 22 percent drop in combined civil liberty and free choice contributing to that decline. Of the eight categories in the index, personal freedom was America's second lowest performance relative to other countries. The U.S. had its lowest ranking when it came to safety and security (a broad measure of how threatened citizens feel in instances such as walking late at night, or expressing their opinions) — ranking 31st out of 142 countries. The cross-country comparisons in the index should be taken with a grain of...
  • What the mainstream media wont tell you about global warming

    11/17/2014 6:40:06 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    HotAir ^ | November 17,2014 | JEFF DUNETZ
    1) Through Halloween of 2014- The Global Warming Pause has lasted 18 years and one month. 2) Antarctic Sea Ice is at record levels and the Arctic ice cap has seen record growth. 3) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant it’s what you exhale and it is what “feeds” plants. 4) There is not ONE climate computer model that has accurately connected CO2 to climate change. 5) Even with the relatively high levels there is very little CO2 in the atmosphere 6) The climate models pushed by the global warming enthusiasts haven’t been right. 7) You are more likely...
  • A NIGHT OF SCHADENFREUDE IN A MINUTE AND A HALF

    11/10/2014 4:43:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 10,2014 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    When things are going badly for the Democrats, many conservatives like to watch MSNBC. The pain of the network’s anchors and personalities is so palpable, so…enjoyable. If, like me, you didn’t tune in to MSNBC on election night–it would take more than schadenfreude to get me to watch Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews–you can enjoy this distillation of MSNBC dismay, prepared by Washington Free Beacon. It takes just a minute and a half, and is worth every second: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg4_lBnVniU
  • Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

    11/10/2014 8:54:02 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 107 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 10,2014 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    Radio host Rush Limbaugh has threatened to sue the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for defamation, The Daily Caller has learned. Limbaugh retained the services of lawyer Patty Glaser and demanded that the DCCC “preserve all records in anticipation of a lawsuit for defamation and interference” after the Democratic Party group led a campaign against Limbaugh based on out-of-context statements the host made about sexual assault. Limbaugh’s legal team delivered a letter to DCCC representatives Monday informing them of the legal threat. Limbaugh has also demanded a public retraction and apology. The Limbaugh team is currently proceeding from the standpoint...
  • 25 Years Ago Today – The Berlin Wall Falls

    11/09/2014 2:27:03 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 9,2014 | Jim Hoft
    “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this wall!” It was the challenge delivered by United States President Ronald Reagan to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to destroy the Berlin Wall, in a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall. Contributor Andrea Ryan added: A special credit should be given to Peter Robinson, President Reagan’s speechwriter who wrote this speech. He is currently Editor-In-Chief for Ricochet. You can read his three short posts here describing the courage and conviction Reagan had to keep these words under strong objection by the National Security Council and the State Department…wanting those words removed. Two years...
  • U.S. OIL EXPORTS HIT 57 YEAR HIGH

    11/09/2014 8:13:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | November 8,2014 | by CHRISS W. STREET
    The accelerating United States energy boom allowed America to record its highest level of oil exports in 57 years and its second highest level since 1920 in the month of July. The rate of increase in the three months since July is truly staggering, as U.S. production leaped from 8.5 million bpd to an estimated 9 million bpd, according to Stratfor Global Intelligence. The only OPEC members with enough financial flexibility to reduce oil production voluntarily are the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Libya, Algeria, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria and Venezuela all need to maximize oil output (at high...
  • BUNDLED CABLE DEATHWATCH: RATINGS PLUNGE, DARWIN LOOMS

    11/08/2014 1:56:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | November 8,2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    What absolutely terrifies the likes of CNN and MSNBC is that there is no other format where these obscene carriage fees can be duplicated. Only cable and satellite are NETWORK driven. Every emerging technology, such as streaming, is CONTENT driven. People aren't paying for networks, they are paying for individual shows and movies. Network allegiance is dying, and so is appointment television; and with it goes the lucrative strategy behind monetizing both. It's certainly possible for a CNN or MSNBC or any low-rated cable network to try a subscription-based format, but there is no way that will ever come close...
  • World's largest solar plant applying for federal grant to pay off federal loan

    11/07/2014 6:31:11 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 7,2014 | William La Jeunesse
    <p>But since then the plant has not lived up to its clean energy promise. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the plant produced only about a quarter of the power it's supposed to, a disappointing 254,263 megawatt-hours of electricity from January through August, not the million megawatt-hours it promised.</p>
  • Drivers scramble for cash on I-270 after crash

    10/31/2014 8:26:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    MYFOXDC.com ^ | Oct. 31,2014
    <p>Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around Interstate 270 in Frederick County after an armored truck and a dump truck collided.</p> <p>The two trucks hit each other just before 8 a.m. Friday on northbound Interstate 270 at Route 80, near Urbana.</p>
  • MEXICO JUDGE ORDERS IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF MARINE

    10/31/2014 5:44:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 30,2014 | Julie Watson
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MARINE_RELEASED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-10-31-20-17-02
  • Russia's Jet Incursions Buzz An Alarm For Europe

    10/30/2014 8:40:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    IBD ^ | October 30,2014 | IBD
    This should be a wake-up call to Europe, long accustomed to living under the U.S. defense umbrella, to take more responsibility for its own defense. So far this year, NATO jets have had to scramble 100 times to intercept these airspace intruders just to show that the West's perimeters are still protected. That's three times as many as intercepted in 2013. It also coincides with a strange submarine incursion in Swedish waters, believed to have been Russian. There's no doubt about it, Russia wants its Cold War empire back, and a complacent, "Finlandized" Europe. Vladimir Putin continues in his quest...
  • An Unceremonious Afghanistan Pullout

    10/28/2014 8:35:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    IBD ^ | Oct. 28,2)014 | IBD EDITORIAL
    Afghanistan: President Obama's abrupt order to withdraw U.S. Marines from Helmand province with zero fanfare was an ill-fitting exit for U.S. forces after 13 years of sacrifice in the war's bloodiest theater. Is this the thanks they get? No public acknowledgment from the White House. No official statements. No praise for extraordinary dedication or heroism. No proclamations of valor. And certainly nothing about victory. Just a surprise order to abandon the two largest and most dangerous outposts of America's longest war, Camp Leatherneck and British-led Camp Bastion, side-by-side bases that at one time housed 40,000. The order came so fast...
  • Lowe's replacing (some) humans with robots

    10/28/2014 12:31:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 80 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | October 28,2014 | Nicole Duignan
    If you plan to shop at Lowe’s (LOW) Orchard Supply Hardware store in San Jose California next month, you might find your sales associate replaced by a five-foot tall, taking robot. These robotic shopping assistants, or OSHbots, will be the first of their kind in the country. They will greet customers, ask them if they need help and show them through the store to the customers' desired products. The robot will also feature screens on its front and back which will display ads for products as well as allow customers the option to videoconference with an in-store sales associate. Yahoo...
  • STUDY: WIND TURBINES ARE 'EXPENSIVE, UNRELIABLE AND INEFFICIENT'

    10/27/2014 12:59:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | Oct. 27,2014 | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    Likewise, and again contrary to popular assumptions, wind does not follow daily or even seasonal outputs. There were long periods in which the wind was not blowing even in winter, making it difficult to match generation of wind power to demand. The report concludes that covering these low periods would either need 15 storage plants the size of Dinorwig (a pumped storage hydroelectric power station in Wales with a 1.7GW capacity), or preserving and renewing our fossil plants as a reserve. Most significantly, it found that the system would be only running at 90 percent of capacity or higher for...
  • Ebola Nurse’s Ties to CDC Scrubbed From Website – Is Far Left Progressive & Obama Supporter

    10/27/2014 12:44:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 27,2014 | Jim Hoft
    The now-famous DallasNews.com article [1] which published Hickox’s complaints failed to mention the nurse’s ties to the CDC. It turns out that Kaci Hickox is a registered democrat and Obama supporter who works for the CDC. “The nurse currently quarantined in New Jersey is an employee for the Centers for Disease Control and a registered Democrat with a history of left-wing advocacy,” reports GotNews.com. Here’s a look at Kaci Hickox’s LinkedIn account before it was scrubbed clean.
  • D.C. Elites Miss Signs Pointing to GOP Senate

    10/26/2014 7:40:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Real Clear Potitics ^ | October 26,2014 | Salena Zito
    BROOKHAVEN, W.Va - If you don't look in the weeds, sometimes you miss the signs. Late this summer, along the edges of this Mountain State town, a homemade sign jutted from the edge of a country road. It read, simply: “Change is coming.” A few miles west, toward Coopers Rock State Forest, another sign almost hidden by a cornfield read, “Change is in the air.” West Virginians always have had a distinct disdain for big government, yet poverty has kept them dependent on the one political party that provided just enough free stuff to lock them into voting for it....
  • America Has Lost Faith In Competence Of Leaders

    10/26/2014 7:10:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    IBD ^ | October 24,2014 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Before I was 7, Gen. MacArthur was in an office in Tokyo overlooking the Imperial Palace, dictating to a shattered Japan. In 1956, President Eisenhower, impressed by the autobahn he had seen in Hitler's Reich, ordered a U.S. Interstate Highway System built, tying America together, one of the great public works projects in history. Within a decade, the system was on its way to completion. In 1961, John F. Kennedy said the United States, beaten into space by...
  • EX-cbs-reporter-explains-how-the-liberal-media-protects-obama

    10/26/2014 6:29:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 25,2014 | Kyle Smith
    Sharyl Attkisson is an unreasonable woman. Important people have told her so. When the longtime CBS reporter asked for details about reinforcements sent to the Benghazi compound during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack, White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor replied, “I give up, Sharyl . . . I’ll work with more reasonable folks that follow up, I guess.” Another White House flack, Eric Schultz, didn’t like being pressed for answers about the Fast and Furious scandal in which American agents directed guns into the arms of Mexican drug lords. “Goddammit, Sharyl!” he screamed at her. “The Washington Post...
  • President 'Not Interested In Photo Ops' Overheard Telling Nurse Pham: 'Let's Hug For The Cameras'

    10/25/2014 7:48:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    Breitbart The Conversation ^ | October. 24,2014 | Debra Heine
    Dallas nurse Nina Pham was happily declared Ebola-free and released from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., Friday. Just a few hours after she was released from the hospital, Pham, her mother, and her sister got to visit the Oval Office and meet the president. According to US News, the White House allowed only photographers to witness Obama's greeting of Pham. Mark Knoller âś” @markknoller Follow Still photographers said they heard Pres Obama tell Nurse Nina Pham words to the effect of: let's give a hug for the cameras. 1:10 PM - 24 Oct 2014 532 RETWEETS 119...
  • Police repeatedly mistake Pennsylvania man for suspected cop killer Eric Frein

    10/23/2014 2:16:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23,2014
    Friends and strangers are rallying to help a man whom police have repeatedly mistaken for Eric Frein James Tully, who doesn't own a car and who walks 5 miles to work every day, has been mistaken for Frein more than 20 times by heavily-armed law enforcement scouring the Pocono mountain region for Frein, On at least one occasion, Tully, 39, claims he was forced to the ground and had a rifle pointed at his head by an officer as he walked to his job along a heavily wooded road near where Frein is believed to be hiding, according to the...
  • Opposing Football Teams Unite To Help A Little Fan with Down Syndrome Make the Play of the Game

    10/21/2014 6:50:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    IJ Review ^ | Oct. 21,2014 | India Moorehouse
    Eight-year-old Gabe, featured in this video, is the younger brother of one of the players, and honorary captain of the Rhinelander’s Junior Varsity football team. According to his older brother who posted the video to reddit, Gabe has Down Syndrome and is the Rhinelander’s biggest fan. During the last game of the Hodag’s season, the team put Gabe into play, and orchestrated it so he would be guaranteed to score a touchdown. He is only eight, after all. What makes it more special is that the opposing team, Mosinee, fumbled and flopped all over the field as though they were...
  • ISIS VIDEO: AMERICA’S AIR DROPPED WEAPONS NOW IN OUR HANDS

    10/21/2014 10:09:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 21,2014 | Josh Rogin
    At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Syria appears to have fallen into the hands of ISIS, a dangerous misfire in the American mission to speed aid to Kurdish forces making their stand in Kobani. An ISIS-associated YouTube account posted a new video online Tuesday entitled, “Weapons and munitions dropped by American planes and landed in the areas controlled by the Islamic State in Kobani.” The video was also posted on the Twitter account of “a3maq news,” which acts as an unofficial media arm of ISIS. The outfit has previously posted videos of ISIS fighters firing American made...