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  • On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life

    04/20/2015 7:07:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 2 replies
    Amazon ^ | December 30, 2014 | Michelle Burford
    Amy Purdy, who inspired a nation on Dancing with the Stars and has been called a hero by Oprah Winfrey, reveals the intimate details of her triumphant comeback from the brink of death to making history as a Paralympic snowboarder. In On My Own Two Feet, Amy takes readers inside her childhood and up to the defining life or death moment. Despite the grim prognosis, she was determined to not just beat the odds and walk again but to create a life filled with bold adventures, big dreams, and boundless vitality—and share that spirit with the world. Amy seized her...
  • ABANDONED BY WHITE HOUSE, AMERICANS DESCRIBE TENSE ESCAPES FROM YEMEN

    04/20/2015 4:21:42 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April20,2015 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Since the American embassy in Yemen had been shut down, Mansour wound up calling the U.S. embassy in Saudi Arabia. “I told them there were about 75 families here waiting at the port,” she recalled. “My family has been waiting there for two weeks. We ran out of money, we ran out of food.” It was not the U.S. government that finally put Mansour and a handful of other refugees on that slow boat to Dijibouti – it was CNN. The news network chartered a ship and rescued 15 Americans, who counted themselves very lucky to make it on board....
  • The Introspective Roger Ailes: Fox News' Chief on Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Brian Williams' Future

    04/20/2015 8:36:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April20,2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    The picture is signed by Dr. Bernice King and Dr. Alveda King, King's daughter and niece, respectively, who attended in November the graduation ceremony for the Ailes Apprenticeship Program, a diversity education program he founded in 2004. In point of fact, though, Ailes actually knew Dr. King back in the 1960s — the two crossed paths occasionally when Ailes was a local TV producer in Philadelphia. It's a nugget of Ailes' 'biography that some might find surprising. "They certainly don't know me," says Ailes. Since creating Fox News in 1996 after leaving NBC in frustration, he has become the most...
  • Garry Kasparov on Obama’s Foreign Policy: “I Think We Are Now Facing Disaster Beyond Belief” (VIDEO)

    04/12/2015 4:39:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April12,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former world chess champion and human rights activist Garry Kasparov is stunned by Barack Obama’s foolish and dangerous foreign policy moves. Kasparov believes the free world is now facing “disaster beyond belief.” Maria Bartiromo: About a week ago you made very important points about the next 20 months and what kind of impact the president can have before he steps down. Garry Kasparov: Negative impact. I think we are now facing disaster beyond belief. Obama should understand that normalization of relations with any country means a two-way street. And now we can see it in only one way. The deal...
  • Feds approved disability pay for Puerto Rican citizens … because they don’t speak English

    04/08/2015 8:18:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 8,2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) approved disability benefits for hundreds of Puerto Ricans because they do not speak English, despite the fact that Puerto Rico is a predominantly Spanish-speaking territory. According to a new audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the agency is misapplying rules that are intended to provide financial assistance to individuals who are illiterate or cannot speak English in the United States. Under the rules, Puerto Ricans are allowed to receive disability benefits for their inability to speak English as well. “We found the Agency did not make exceptions regarding the English-language grid rules for...
  • Vice President Dick Cheney Rules Out Chance On Assessing Barack Obama

    04/08/2015 6:59:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 8,2015 | DUANE PATTERSON
    Here’s just a sample from the transcript: HH: Is he naďve, Mr. Vice President? Or does he have a far-reaching vision that only he entertains of a realigned Middle East that somehow it all works out in the end? DC: I don’t know, Hugh. I vacillate between the various theories I’ve heard, but you know, if you had somebody as president who wanted to take America down, who wanted to fundamentally weaken our position in the world and reduce our capacity to influence events, turn our back on our allies and encourage our adversaries, it would look exactly like what...
  • 3 in 4 US Refugees Receive Food Stamps – More Than Half on Medical Assistance

    04/02/2015 9:35:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 2,2015 | Jim Hoft
    To be sure, assistance use varied among region of origin. Refugees from Africa and the Middle East were the heaviest users of cash assistance at 61.9 percent and 68.3 percent respectively. Latin American refugees only used cash assistance at a rate of 8.1 percent and South Asia used about 42.7 percent. Data for Europe and the former Soviet Union was not available. The use of food stamps — or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — also varied with 88.9 percent of refugees from Africa, 91.4 percent of Middle Eastern refugees, the Middle East, 72.9 percent of South Asia, and...
  • 11 former Atlanta educators convicted in cheating scandal

    04/02/2015 8:54:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Boston Herald.com ^ | April 1,2015 | AP
    ATLANTA — In one of the biggest cheating scandals of its kind in the U.S., 11 former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their role in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams. The defendants, including teachers, a principal and other administrators, were accused of falsifying test results to collect bonuses or keep their jobs in the 50,000-student Atlanta school system. A 12th defendant, a teacher, was acquitted of all charges by the jury. The racketeering charges carry up to 20 years in prison. Most of the defendants will be sentenced April 8. "This...
  • Michelle O’s ‘healthy’ lunches going to the pigs — literally

    04/01/2015 9:10:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    EAG news.org ^ | April 1,2015 | KYLE OLSON
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. – There’s one group of young eaters who like Michelle Obama’s school lunch program: pigs. New Mexico’s Galloping Grace Youth Ranch is accepting fruits and vegetables thrown away by students at several elementary schools in the Rio Rancho area and collects some five tons per week. Speaking of the pigs, goats and chickens gobbling up the students’ castaways, Wade says, “If you think about it, it’s a fresh salad bar every day. Fruits and vegetables and they love it.” To underscore the point, he’s talking about the farm animals, not the school children. The goats prefer romaine...
  • 1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA

    03/31/2015 6:33:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 30,2015 | Tom Feilden
    The leechbook is one of the earliest examples of what might loosely be called a medical textbook It seems Anglo-Saxon physicians may actually have practised something pretty close to the modern scientific method, with its emphasis on observation and experimentation. Bald's Leechbook could hold some important lessons for our modern day battle with anti-microbial resistance. line break n each case, they tested the individual ingredients against the bacteria, as well as the remedy and a control solution. They found the remedy killed up to 90% of MRSA bacteria and believe it is the effect of the recipe rather than one...
  • CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT HOLDER STOPS GUNMAN DURING ATTEMPTED MASS SHOOTING

    03/30/2015 7:12:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30,2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 22 a man who opened fire on children and adults in a Philadelphia barbershop was shot and killed by a citizen with a concealed carry permit. The armed citizen had been walking by the barbershop when he heard gunshots. He ran inside and shot the gunman. According NBC Philadelphia, the incident arose after two men got into a fight in the barbershop. An unnamed 40-year-old man fought with another customer then pulled out a gun and started shooting. Police said the man fired on “customers and barbers,” and some of those customers were children. As the 40-year-old man...
  • GERMAN NEWS REPORT: Co-Pilot of Germanwings Airbus Was MUSLIM CONVERT …’Hero of Islamic State’?

    03/26/2015 8:09:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 308 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 26,2015 | Michael Mannheimer, a writer for German PI-News
    Speisa.com reported: According to Michael Mannheimer, a writer for German PI-News, Germany now has its own 9/11, thanks to the convert to Islam, Andreas Lubitz. Translation from German: All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by the order of “radical”, ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the investigation, in...
  • Killer co-pilot had to STOP his training because he was depressed and suffering 'burnout': First clu

    03/26/2015 7:25:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 134 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | March 26,2015 | By JAKE WALLIS SIMONS and DARREN BOYLE
    The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings Airbus A320 locked his captain out of the cockpit before deliberately crashing into a mountain to 'destroy the plane', it was sensationally revealed today. French prosecutor Brice Robin gave further chilling details of the final ten minutes in the cockpit before the Airbus A320 plunged into the French Alps killing 150 people. Revealing data extracted from the black box voice recorder, he said the co-pilot - named as 28-year-old German Andreas Lubitz - locked his captain out after the senior officer left the cockpit. At that point, Lubitz used the flight managing system to...
  • The Jeffrey Epstein Affair Imperils Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Prospects

    03/25/2015 1:15:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    observer.com ^ | March 25,2015 | Ken Silverstein |
    Why is no one in the D.C. political class and media bubble talking about the Jeffrey Epstein affair? Well, it’s not true that they’re not talking about it at all; they’re just not (for the most part) talking about it honestly or asking the right questions. And the right questions are: Exactly how tight is the friendship between former President and potential future first gentleman Bill Clinton and Mr. Epstein, who owns a private island in Florida and is now accused of having sex with girls as young as 12 and procuring young girls for sex with other friends of...
  • REPORTS: MSM REPORTERS GIVE HILLARY CLINTON STANDING OVATION AFTER SHE TAKES NO QUESTIONS

    03/24/2015 9:06:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24,2015
    On Monday evening, mainstream media reporters reportedly gave Hillary Clinton a standing ovation after she joked about her private email scandal and took no questions from the press–at an event honoring excellence in journalism. According to a National Journal report, Clinton took no questions after her 20-minute speech in Washington, D.C., which prompted the Washington Post‘s Dan Balz, who won this year’s Robin Toner award for excellence in political reporting, to reportedly make Clinton an offer: “I am happy to yield my time back to you if you want to take some questions.” Time reported that “Clinton received a standing...
  • Hillary Can’t Type: Look To Huma’s And Cheryl’s Emails

    03/23/2015 5:47:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 78 replies
    Don’t expect a gold mine of emails on Hillary’s private account. Why not? Because she doesn’t know how to type. That’s right. She writes everything out in longhand. Really. Anyone who has spent time in meetings with her knows about her endless yellow pads. So her emails will most likely turn out to be very short and quick. She wouldn’t spend a lot of time pecking out long letters. No way. That’s why the Benghazi Committee needs to also look very closely at the emails on private accounts that Hillary’s closest aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, maintained. Anything more...
  • School achieves huge bump in graduation rate by just passing everyone

    03/23/2015 10:48:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 23,2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Looks like somebody may have finally come up with a better system than Common Core. John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, New York was having a lot of trouble with their numbers. Not enough students were graduating, and that’s bad for business. But rather than messing around with the tedious business of trying to motivate the students and their parents or examine how effective the teachers actually are, they clearly had one of those, wow, I could have had a V-8 moments. In 2009 they were only graduating 56% of their students. But by 2013 – just five short years...
  • Islam’s Improbable Reformer

    03/21/2015 10:46:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 20,2015 | BRET STEPHENS
    ‘We are keen on a strategic relationship with the U.S. above everything else,’ says Egypt’s new president. ‘And we will never turn our backs on you—even if you turn your backs on us.’ He’s also aware that the most important work will take time. In January Mr. Sisi went before the religious clerics of Cairo’s Al-Azhar university to demand a “revolution” in Islam. The follow-through won’t be easy. “The most difficult thing to do is change a religious rhetoric and bring a shift in how people are used to their religion,” he says. “Don’t imagine the results will be seen...
  • Smart power: US evacuating 100 commandos from Yemen air base after AQ captures nearby town

    03/21/2015 2:23:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 21,2015 | ED MORRISSEY
    Remember when the Obama administration cited Yemen as a success story for its counterterrorism strategy? Let’s say that the situation has evolved since Josh Earnest bragged about the outcome of Barack Obama’s Arab Spring strategy of bolstering the local government they wanted after chasing out the previous regime. Shi’ite Houthi terrorists have returned the favor by chasing the US out of its embassy in Sana’a, and now Sunni al-Qaeda terrorists have chased out 100 Special Ops forces from a Yemeni base after seizing a nearby town: A day after suicide bombers attacked a pair of mosques in the Yemeni capital,...
  • At the White House, There's Nobody Home

    03/19/2015 10:03:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 19,2015 | By Victor Davis Hanson
    Senator Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) bucked the Obama administration and expressed doubt about administration concessions to the Iranians. Other Democrats could join him But almost immediately after weighing in on Iran, Menendez found himself the target of a federal investigation into purported corruption Meanwhile, the aforementioned Hillary Clinton is bogged down in another trademark Clinton scandal. Clinton never used a standard government e-mail account while secretary. And rather than submitting her actual e-mails to the State Department back in December, Clinton submitted 55,000 printed pages of e-mails — making it much harder for those e-mails to be searched. Obama’s own...
  • State Department: Hillary decides what emails we can see

    03/07/2015 3:49:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 7,2015 | BY BYRON YORK
    "Will any attempt be made to check whether these are all the emails, or will you just be accepting the secretary's word on this?" asked a reporter. "Well, as we have said, her staff has said these were all the responsive emails they had to our request, and that's really a question for her staff to answer," Harf said. "Well, no, no," said the reporter. "My question is: Will the State Department be attempting in any way to verify whether they are all the emails? I mean, what I imagine is there are various methods you can use to look...
  • Fired ambassador: I used State’s e-mail for official business

    03/06/2015 4:35:53 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | March 6,2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    So the issue with Gration at State wasn’t that he used private e-mail services for official business, or at least that’s Gration’s recollection of it. In fact, Gration had no problem using the “OpenNet” system, but State wouldn’t allow him to use his official devices to go outside of it. There is also one other key difference between Gration and Hillary, emphasis mine: “It is false that I ignored State Department instructions and willfully disregarded State Department regulations concerning the use of commercial email for official government business. I used the OpenNet for much of my official business as I...
  • Payback’s a B*tch!… DOJ Charges Top Obama Critic & Democratic Senator With Corruption

    03/06/2015 4:13:29 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 6,2014 | Jim Hoft
    In December, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez blasted the Obama administration for the historic bad deal they reached with the Castro regime in Cuba. Senator Bob Menendez was also a top critic of Barack Obama’s foolish Iranian nuclear deal. This week Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ) spoke about the U.S.-Israel relationship and said that he was not intimidated by anyone, including Israeli’s political enemies or his political friends, when he feels they are wrong.  Today the Obama Department of Justice charged Senator Bob Menendez with corruption. CNN reported: The Justice Department is preparing to bring criminal corruption...
  • U.S. Federal Employment Related to Higher Financial Well-Being

    03/06/2015 7:56:32 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Gallup ^ | March 5,2015 | Jessica Mangskau and Steve Ander
    U.S. federal government workers are thriving in their financial well-being more than the rest of the workforce. On average, 44% of federal government employees are thriving financially, compared with 34% of all other workers in the U.S. Federal pay has been a topic of debate for years, with differing accounts of whether federal employees are paid more, no more or less than non-federal employees. However, financial well-being is not a direct report of salary, benefits or overall compensation. It is a composite of responses to the perceptions of standards of living, affordability of basic necessities and financial woes based on...
  • Clinton State Department Ousted Ambassador Using Private Email

    03/05/2015 8:55:31 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 5,2015 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    In 2012, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration abruptly stepped down from his post. According to a Foreign Policy report by Josh Rogin (now a reporter for Bloomberg), Gration was the subject of a whithering evaluation from the State Department: The impending release of a highly critical report by the State Department’s Inspector General’s office prompted the sudden resignation Friday of U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration, according to administration and congressional sources. Very soon after the Ambassador’s arrival in May 2011, he broadcast his lack of confidence in the information management staff. Because the information management office could not...
  • Building narrative: Hapless Obama White House betrayed by Hillary Clinton’s callousness

    03/05/2015 8:00:37 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 5,2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Whenever a scandal with the capacity to deal serious damage to the White House’s credibility arises, you can be sure that the administration only just learned about it in the same way you did: Reading about it in the papers. It’s become clear that you can measure the potential political danger that any one controversy poses to the White House by administration officials’ willingness to feign ignorance and betrayal. It seems that the scandalous revelation that Hillary Clinton constructed her own unsecure email system that she used exclusively as secretary of state has joined the pantheon of controversies of which...
  • Hillary to State: Please release all of the e-mails I let you see

    03/05/2015 6:06:27 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 5,2015 | BY ED MORRISSEY
    Come on, man. No one’s this gullible, right? Hillary Clinton violated the Federal Records Act for four years, hid all of her e-mails as Secretary of State for nearly six years, and only began giving some of those communications to State a couple of months ago. Now that the FOIA dodge has been exposed, Hillary wants everyone to believe that she’s a paragon of transparency. No one’s buying this, are they? That’s precisely what the FRA was written to prevent. Executive branch communications go through official channels in order to remove the officials from the decisions of what gets archived...
  • Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors

    03/05/2015 5:45:08 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | March 5,2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s advocacy. Fulcrum Bioenergy began contributing to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) in 2013. One year later, the Nevada Democrat steered tens of millions of dollars in federal grant money to the California biofuel company. Reid took credit for delivering the Pentagon’s money. “Senator Reid wrote Secretary [Chuck] Hagel in support of Fulcrum’s grant application earlier this year,” his office said....
  • This is America: Injured veteran gets mortgage-free house

    03/01/2015 2:15:31 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1,2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve had far too much depressing news this week, so it’s time for something good. And by something good, I mean something great. In North Carolina, an injured Iraq war veteran and his family have received a new home at no cost after losing almost everything they had due to complications from his injuries. An Army veteran and his family are settling into a home donated to them mortgage-free and renovated by Bank of America and the Military Warriors Support Foundation. Retired Sgt. Allen Megginson and his wife Amy arrived at the home this morning, escorted by members of the...
  • Florida, the Freest State in the Country?

    02/28/2015 4:07:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    reason.com ^ | February 23,2015 | J.D. Tuccille
    California, New York, and New Jersey always rank near the bottom of these lists as intrusive, red tape-bound hellholes. The First in Freedom Index actually draws from a lot of the sources that have been cited here before, including the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of North America as well as Mercatus Center's Freedom in the 50 States, the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index, and measures put together by the Center for Education Reform, among others. To this, the North Carolina group adds its own weight and emphasis. The ultimate score is an average across the categories it examines....
  • ISIS' Next Target

    02/28/2015 1:40:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    World Afairs ^ | February 26,2015 | Michael J. Totten
    ISIS has announced that Lebanon will be the next state to fall under the sway of its “caliphate.” According to Beirut's Daily Star newspaper, the only reason ISIS hasn't attacked yet in force is because they haven't decided on the mission's commander. The Lebanese army is one of the least effective in the Middle East—and that's saying something in a region where the far more capable Syrian and Iraqi armies are utterly failing to safeguard what should be their own sovereign territory. So France is going to send a three billion dollar package of weapons to Lebanon and the Saudis...
  • Snow for all 50 States Forecast in Next 7 Days

    02/27/2015 2:24:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Roy Spencer.com ^ | February 27,2015 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    The unseasonable cold is expected to continue over much of the U.S., with some interruptions, and the latest GFS model forecast shows some snow for portions of all 50 states in the next seven days. (Graphic courtesy of Weatherbell.com, click for full-size):
  • Yellen: Unemployment Rate Looks 'Less Rosy' When Part-Time and Discouraged Workers Are Counted

    02/24/2015 11:54:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | February 24,2015 | Ali Meyer
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday at a Senate Banking Committee hearing that the U-6 unemployment rate--which includes people who are working part-time for economic reasons and those who are marginally attached to the labor force--“definitely shows a less rosy picture” of employment in the country. People "marginally attached" to the labor force "are those who currently are neither working nor looking for work but indicate that they want and are available for a job and have looked for one work sometime in the past 12 months." In January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the "U-3" unemployment...
  • ted on February 23, 2015 David Corn Hangs Up On Hugh Hewitt After 45-Minute Grilling on Bill O

    02/23/2015 6:31:10 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | February 23,2015
    David Corn Hangs Up On Hugh Hewitt After 45-Minute Grilling on Bill O'Reilly
  • WIDOW SHOOTS ALLEGED BURGLAR ONE WEEK AFTER SON BOUGHT HER A GUN

    02/21/2015 2:44:10 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | February 20,2015 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On February 19, a widow in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed an alleged burglar one week after her son gave her a gun “to keep her safe.” According to 10TV, the woman heard someone breaking in around 5 am, grabbed her gun, and “fired multiple shots at [the suspect].” He was rushed to a hospital but pronounced dead two hours later. Police identified the suspect as “28-year-old Christopher Lee Willis.” They suspect that Willis “also broke into neighboring homes.” Residents near the widow’s home heard her fire the gun. One person, startled by the sound, got up and checked on...
  • MAN SHOT AND KILLED AFTER ALLEGEDLY AIMING GUN AT PHARMACIST (VIDEO)

    02/21/2015 2:40:13 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | February 20,2015 | AWR HAWKINS
    On February 18, an armed pharmacist shot and killed an armed suspect who was allegedly attempting to rob Good Family Pharmacy in Pinch, West Virginia. The suspect, 25-year-old Terry Gillenwater, allegedly walked into the pharmacy “about 9:45 a.m. with a mask on his face.” According to WSAZ, he then allegedly “pulled out a gun and pointed it at the pharmacy staff,” and the pharmacist answered him by pulling his own gun and shooting Gillenwater in the chest. Gillenwater was transported to a hospital, but he died there as a result of the injuries he sustained. Frank Frye owns a business...
  • Robber with Toy Gun Killed by 67-Year-Old Victim with Real Gun

    02/06/2015 5:23:03 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 6,2015 | LIZ SHELD
    File this story under Darwin Awards. If you live in a state that properly respects the Second Amendment, be careful before pulling a gun on someone, as they may pull one right back. A masked “gun man,” or rather “toy gun man,” tried to rob a Pennsylvania man in a local park. The victim, a 67-year-old man, pulled out a real gun and shot him, according to Pennsylvania authorities. The incident took place at 2:30pm on Wednesday in Cobbs Creek Park — in other words, in broad daylight. “Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said a 67-year-old man was walking...
  • U.S. PREPARED TO RELY UPON IRAN FOR REGIONAL STABILITY IN AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ & SYRIA

    02/04/2015 2:38:00 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | February 4,2015 | by JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    European officials have reportedly relayed a message to Israeli officials about the Obama administration’s plans concerning the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran. The U.S. and Iran are reportedly closing in on a deal that would allow the Ayatollah’s regime to keep the vast majority of its centrifuges running, while also allowing for Iran to be in charge of stabilizing its surrounding region. Israeli Army Radio reports that the deal is being brokered between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The Iranians would purportedly have to make sure that there are no flare-ups in...
  • Egyptian President El-Sisi Becomes First President to Visit Church on Coptic Christmas (Video)

    01/25/2015 3:31:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 25,2015
    Gatestone Institute reported, via Religion of Peace: On January 6, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi became the first Egyptian president ever to visit the St. Mark Cathedral during Coptic Christmas Eve Mass and offer his good wishes to the nation’s Christian minority. Because Islamic law bans wishing non-Muslims well on their religious celebrations, all previous presidents — Nasser, Sadat, Mubarak, and of course Morsi — had never attended Coptic Christmas mass. As expected, the greetings el-Sisi received from the hundreds of Christians present were jubilant. His address was often interrupted by applause, clapping, and cheers of “We love you!” and “Hand in...
  • Beggar uses card reader to take donations

    01/15/2015 5:45:01 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | January 15,2015 | Martin Evans
    A professional beggar who travels hundreds of miles from his home in Lancashire to London’s Mayfair has been using a credit card reader to accept payments from wealthy tourists. Damien Preston-Booth, 37, commutes from his rented home in the north-west, but pretends to be homeless when he asks passers-by for money on the streets of London. As well as taking cash from wealthy tourists in the exclusive Mayfair area, he also has a mobile card reader and accepts payments to his PayPal account. The reader is linked by Bluetooth to his smartphone and the donor receives a receipt for the...
  • ERIC HOLDER A NO-SHOW AT HISTORIC FRANCE RALLY

    01/11/2015 4:51:51 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | January 11,2015
    Paris (AFP) – Sunday’s massive march in Paris against terrorism drew dozens of world leaders in a show of unity — except from the United States, which was represented by its ambassador. US Attorney General Eric Holder, who was in Paris Sunday to attend a meeting of interior and justice ministers discussing measures to combat jihadist attacks, was meant to have participated in the rally according to the White House on Saturday, but did not do so, the US embassy in Paris confirmed. The embassy did not say why Holder did not attend the march. It said the United States...
  • 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...