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  • A 'lone wolf" [rhetorical] question. (vanity)

    07/14/2016 7:05:39 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    me
    So this latest Islamic terror attack (in Nice, France) was a "lone wolf" attack. Why is a bad cop never called a lone wolf? Why are only Islamists lone wolves? Just curious.
  • Germany Is About To Sell Zero-Coupon 10 Year Bonds For The First Time Ever

    07/13/2016 5:20:11 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 13, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    *snip* According to Bloomberg, on Wednesday morning Germany will sell 10-year bonds with a zero coupon for the first time, as a rally in fixed-income securities pushes investors to forgo annual interest payments in order to hold the safest assets.
  • Mark Woods: Corrine delivers. But to whom?

    07/11/2016 6:50:18 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 4 replies
    jacksonville.com/ ^ | Sat, July 9, 2016 | Mark Woods
    *snip* While talking to the media, she (Corrine Brown) was surrounded by people holding up signs that said things such as “Corrine Matters!” and “Stop the Witch Hunt on Black Leaders in Jacksonville, Fla.” After Brown left the circus and sped off in an SUV, one supporter began collecting the signs. He pulled a wad of cash out of his pocket. And as people handed him signs, he handed them bills. Maybe their support was genuine. I got that sense from talking to a few of them. I also got the sense, in some cases, it was more a matter...
  • Man Accused of Groping 6 People at Disney Water Park

    07/06/2016 8:53:24 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 6, 2016 | the AP
    A man has been accused of groping six people, including teenagers, at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park in Florida. According to news reports, one of the victims told Orange County Sheriff's deputies she and 27-year-old Aman Bhatia were in the wave pool Sunday. She says that as waves crashed over her, she felt Bhatia's hands all over her body. Another victim says she was in the wave pool when Bhatia grabbed her waist from behind. She was able to break loose from his grasp, but he grabbed her again. Four others reported similar incidents to authorities.
  • Steve Martin was right after all. It works! (vanity)

    07/05/2016 9:18:29 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 7 replies
    Steve Martin, and me
    How many times do we let ourselves get into terrible situations because we don't say "I forgot"? Let's say you're on trial for armed robbery. You say to the judge, "I forgot armed robbery was illegal." Let's suppose he says back to you, "You have committed a foul crime. you have stolen hundreds and thousands of dollars from people at random, and you say, 'I forgot'?" Two simple words: Excuuuuuse me!!"
  • Mystery surrounds whereabouts of former Gitmo detainee in South America

    07/05/2016 3:02:29 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 05, 2016 | staff
    A South American airline issued a memo to its employees Monday to be on the lookout for a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was resettled in Uruguay after being freed by the U.S. and has since vanished. *snip* The alert about Syrian native Abu Wa’el Dhiab adds to a growing mystery about his whereabouts. The Uruguayan authorities have insisted for weeks that he’s visiting neighboring Brazil and that as a refugee he is entitled to leave Uruguay. However, Brazilian authorities have said there is no record of Dhiab entering the country.
  • The Muslim war on women's rights

    07/02/2016 9:32:30 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 01, 2016 | Stephanie M. Jason
    "We came, we saw, he died," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joked on a CBS interview when told about the death of Libyan Dictator Muammar Qaddafi on October 20, 2011. Prior to the overthrow of the Gaddafi government, Muslim women in Libya were the beneficiaries of gender sensitive policies encouraging advanced education and entrepreneurism through small business loans. These western-focused policies were created to give Libyan women equal access to economic resources, such as finance and land ownership.
  • FBI Source to Fox News: Agents Are 'Livid' About Clinton-Lynch Meeting

    07/01/2016 2:38:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2016 | Fox News Insider
    FBI agents are "livid" about Attorney General Loretta Lynch's meeting with Bill Clinton, Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported today on Outnumbered. Herridge said that, according to a well-placed FBI source, the agents are not just upset about the poor optics of the meeting. She explained that Bill Clinton is a potential witness because the FBI is separately investigating corruption allegations against the Clinton Foundation.
  • French President Hollande endorses Clinton

    06/30/2016 11:14:25 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/30/16 | LOUIS NELSON
    French President François Hollande endorsed Hillary Clinton in a newspaper article published Thursday, likening Republican Donald Trump’s nativist bombast to anti-immigrant movements across Europe. Hollande said “the best thing the Democrats can do is to get Hillary Clinton elected” in the article, published Thursday in France’s Les Echos newspaper. The socialist president also said electing Trump “would complicate relations between Europe and the U.S." and agreed with the notion that it would be dangerous.
  • Rising GOP star Love skipping party convention

    06/25/2016 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    Utah Rep. Mia Love joined the ranks of Republican leaders and lawmakers who will be skipping their party's convention next month, saying that she would instead visit Israel with a congressional delegation.
  • With Brexit locked in, here are other EU countries that poll high to 'exit'

    06/24/2016 1:52:59 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    A majority of British voters said Thursday that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union, launching markets into turmoil as investors tried to digest what the referendum means for the U.K. and the European bloc as a whole. Although concern for the future of the EU may seem like hyperbole, nearly every member state has a political contingent in favor of leaving the union, and the successful Brexit vote may have just politically legitimized — and energized — those movements.
  • War Plan Red (for history buffs)

    06/23/2016 9:40:13 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | Wikipedia
    Joint Army and Navy Basic War Plan Red was one of the color-coded war plans created by the United States Army and Navy in the late 1920s and early 1930s to estimate the requirements for a hypothetical war with the United Kingdom (the "Red" forces). War Plan Red discussed the potential for fighting a war with Britain and its Empire and outlined those steps necessary to defend the Atlantic coast against any attempted mainland invasion of the United States
  • Man Rescues Family Trapped Inside a Car, Is Then Sent a Bill

    06/22/2016 6:39:09 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 36 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | June 22, 2016 | Heather Finn
    When Derrick DeAnda pulled up to a rollover car crash in Elk Grove, California, his first instinct was to do whatever he could to help. What he didn't expect, though, was to be billed $143 for his actions at scene of the crash. *snip* Weeks later, he received a bill from Cosumnes Community Services District first responders in the mail.
  • A hypothetical (vanity)

    06/22/2016 5:59:12 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    me
    Let's suppose that a white male entered a nightclub and - heaven forbid - shot the place up. Let's further suppose that the shooter fit the profile of a "redneck", and that during the shooting he made a phone call pledging his allegience to the KKK. Whould the media focus on the gun he used, or would they focus on something else?
  • Vladimir Putin Has Everything He Needs to Blackmail Hillary Clinton

    06/16/2016 11:27:52 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 51 replies
    Observer ^ | 06/16/16 | Austin Bay
    RUMINT (Rumor Intelligence) is rife with reports that Russian intelligence agencies are preparing to release emails “hacked” from Hillary Clinton’s rogue Internet email server. Agreed, this sounds a bit like a blackmail plot in a 1940s radio detective thriller or a soap opera. Except it isn’t. We live in a world where blood gets spilled.
  • Colbert mocks Trump’s Orlando response with swastika

    06/15/2016 9:35:00 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Late-night TV host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday used a swastika to criticize Donald Trump’s reaction to the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. *snip* The comedian connected lines on the blackboard until they formed a swastika, before erasing it and starting over.
  • Uh-Oh: Newly Released Email Was Marked Classified When It Hit Clinton's Server

    06/11/2016 5:27:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    PJMedia ^ | JUNE 10, 2016 | DEBRA HEINE
    Hillary Clinton has claimed from the very beginning of the email scandal that nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time. *snip* Unfortunately for Hillary, the State Department today released an email from 2012 that totally contradicts her "fact." According to Catherine Herridge at Fox News, the email carries "a classified code known as a 'portion marking' - and that marking was on the email when it was sent directly to Clinton’s account." (Not retroactively, as the Clinton camp likes to claim.)
  • Hillary will not be indicted. (vanity)

    06/09/2016 7:21:46 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 88 replies
    me
    Obama formally endorsed Hillary today. If Obama thought that an indictment was even remotely possible, why would he endorse her now? He'd instead make some excuse, and then hold off his endorsement until the convention. Obama does not like to be embarrassed by events. So I must conclude that the fix is in.
  • Britain's Royal Navy warships are breaking down because sea is too hot

    06/09/2016 1:41:23 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2016 | Bianca Britton
    Britain's £1bn ($1.4bn) warships are losing power in the Persian Gulf because they cannot cope with the warm waters, MPs have been told. Six Type 45 destroyers have repeatedly experienced power outages because of the temperatures, leaving servicemen in complete darkness.
  • Toyota Issues Bond At A 0.001% Coupon, Japan's Lowest Ever

    06/07/2016 8:47:17 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jun 7, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    (snip) overnight a Toyota Motor unit sold yen bonds with the lowest coupon ever for a Japanese company. Toyota Finance Corp issued 20 billion yen ($186 million) of notes at a yield of 0.001%, according to a filing with the nation’s Finance Ministry. That’s the lowest coupon ever for a regular bond by a domestic company that isn’t backed by the government, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
  • State Department Blocks Release Of Hillary Clinton-Era TPP Emails Until After The Election

    06/06/2016 10:08:38 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 18 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | David Sirota
    Trade is a hot issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. But correspondence from Hillary Clinton and her top State Department aides about a controversial 12-nation trade deal will not be available for public review — at least not until after the election. The Obama administration abruptly blocked the release of Clinton’s State Department correspondence about the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after first saying it expected to produce the emails this spring.
  • German police arrest 3 Syrians over alleged ISIS terror plot

    06/02/2016 8:33:32 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2016 | Madleen Schroeder and Tim Hume
    Three Syrian men were arrested Thursday in Germany on suspicion of planning a terror attack on Dusseldorf on behalf of ISIS, the German attorney general's office said.
  • MUST SEE VIDEO=> Wow! Obama Tries to Trash Donald Trump and Turns into a Stuttering Mess

    06/02/2016 12:38:15 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The lame duck president went to Indiana today to hold a rally and trash-talk Donald Trump. Unfortunately, it didn’t go as planned. He turned into a stuttering mess.
  • Katie Couric says sorry for 'misleading' edit in gun rights documentary

    05/31/2016 7:38:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lois Beckett
    Katie Couric apologized on Monday after days of criticism about a “misleading” edit in her new documentary that made gun rights advocates “appear to be speechless” when asked a simple question about gun control. “I take responsibility,” the news anchor wrote in a statement on the website for Under the Gun, a documentary about gun violence in America that she narrated and produced.
  • Google's homepage does not acknowledge that today is Memorial Day. (vanity)

    05/30/2016 7:22:17 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    me
    No surprise there. Just another reason to hate Google. Bing however has a very respectful picture of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Facebook: GUESS WHO STOPPED A RAPE LAST NIGHT?! THESE GALS!

    05/29/2016 4:12:00 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Private Facebook account copied/pasted by Jezebel copied/pasted by Mashable ^ | May 27, 2016 Facebook; May 28, 2016 Jezebel via Mashable | Sonia Ulrich on Facebook with Marla Saltzer and Monica Kenyon copied by Aimée Lutkin copied by Ariel
    Three women enjoying a quiet dinner in Santa Monica Thursday night went from their cheese platter to heroically thwarting an alleged date rape attempt. * snip * Ulrich describes how she, along with friends Monica Kenyon and Marla Saltzer, were dining at the restaurant Fig at the Fairmont when Kenyon spotted a man at a nearby table putting something in his date's drink without her knowing. Instead of sitting quietly, Ulrich approached the woman in the bathroom and told her what Kenyon had seen.
  • Puzzling: Yahoo seems to be turning on Hillary. (vanity)

    05/29/2016 11:34:05 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 48 replies
    me
    Yahoo was reliably pro-Hillary until recently. But now I'm noticing more and more anti-Hillary articles. There were three of them there last time I checked (earlier today). Three!
  • Donald Trump May Debate Bernie Sanders After All

    05/26/2016 11:27:32 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 33 replies
    Time ^ | May 26, 2016 | Sam Frizell
    It would have been a debate to remember: Two New Yorkers who couldn’t be more different, one a white-haired socialist and the other a golden-maned capitalist, sparring angrily in California like two customers at a dry cleaner’s. * snip * But it is not to be, of course. Trump was joking on the show, and sources confirmed to TIME that no debate will occur.
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe under federal investigation for campaign contributions

    05/24/2016 7:33:28 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | May 23, 2016 | Evan Perez, et al
    Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department's public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say. The investigation dates to at least last year and has focused, at least in part, on whether donations to his gubernatorial campaign violated the law, the officials said.
  • ISIS calls for more attacks on West during Ramadan

    05/22/2016 8:34:29 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2016 | Euan McKirdy
    A recording released online, purportedly from ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, has called for further attacks against the West. The recording urges followers to carry out attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early June.
  • Hillary WASN'T LYING! Bosnia gunfire footage discovered...(humor)

    05/20/2016 1:03:49 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 25, 2008 | Barely Productions
    This one minute video is an oldie (from 2008), but a goodie. It has just the right amount of humor to make it effective. I hope Trump can work something like it into a campaign ad.
  • Iran arrests fashion models, blog manager in social media crackdown

    05/16/2016 8:42:54 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 16, 2016 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    Iran has launched a new crackdown on social media, arresting fashion models active on photo-sharing websites and a blog website manager after Tehran's top leader declared war on un-Islamic thoughts on the Internet. Eight members of a modeling network were arrested and accused of publishing photos of women without the obligatory hijab headscarf on the picture-sharing application Instagram, Tasnim news agency said on Sunday.
  • How the goals set by Democrats have changed in 55 years. (vanity)

    05/15/2016 10:16:08 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 5 replies
    me
    May, 1961 President John F. Kennedy: We will put men on the moon! May, 2016 President Barack Obama: We will put men in women's restrooms!
  • California ballot measure blamed for shoplifting jump

    05/14/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 14, 2016 | AP
    Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1½ years ago. About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells (...). "It's just pretty much open season," Lutz said. "They'll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door." Anything below $950 keeps the crime a misdemeanor — and likely means the thieves face no pursuit and no punishment, say retailers and law enforcement officials.
  • I just took a look at the Yahoo homepage. (vanity)

    05/07/2016 6:48:42 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 41 replies
    me
    The Yahoo homepage features five top stories at a time, each with a picture. For the last week or so I've noticed that one of the five top stories was usually article slamming Trump in some way. But there are now two such articles up as I post this. One has the new London mayor condemning Trump's "playbook". The other has "experts" denouncing Trump's economic policies. Imagine that. Yahoo's homepage is not supposed to be a branch of the DNC. It's supposed to be a news site. Yet with all that's going on in the entire world, two out of...
  • Graduating University of Utah protesters turn their backs on degree recipient

    05/07/2016 10:19:14 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 05 2016 | BENJAMIN WOOD
    Some students turn their backs on honorary degree recipient who was part of anti-LGBT groups. *snip* The university also awarded four honorary degrees, to businessmen Kem Gardner and George Smith, scientist Kirk Ririe and philanthropist Lynette Nielsen Gay. Gay's selection for an honorary degree was met with backlash from students and faculty, who objected to her work with two groups — World Congress of Families and Family Watch International — that advocate for marriages comprising one male and one female, and oppose rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
  • Flags Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Slain Student

    05/06/2016 9:00:37 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 6, 2016 | the AP
    Flags are flying at half-staff outside state buildings and grounds in Georgia in memory of a student stabbed to death on the campus of Fort Valley State University. Former student Joseph Anthony Scott Jr. faces charges including murder in the Tuesday killing of 19-year-old freshman Donnell Phelps. Police say Scott was harassing and groping three young women near the school cafeteria, and Phelps came to their aid by trying to intervene.
  • Sadiq Khan says 'I'm sorry' after using 'Uncle Toms' slur against moderate Muslims

    05/04/2016 5:59:11 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | May 4, 2016 | Michael Wilkinson
    Sadiq Khan was accused of being unfit to become London's next mayor after footage emerged of him describing moderate Muslims of being "Uncle Toms". Labour is under fresh pressure over its handling of racism and anti-Semitism in the party amid revelations its London mayoral candidate used a racial slur, and criticism from the Chief Rabbi.
  • Allen West for VP (vanity)

    05/03/2016 7:32:13 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 75 replies
    me
    Joni Ernst would also make an interesting choice. Discuss.
  • Army retains decorated Green Beret it planned to kick out over confronting Afghan child rapist

    04/28/2016 5:43:00 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Lucas Tomlinson
    In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Army decided late Thursday to retain a decorated Green Beret it had planned to kick out after he physically confronted a local Afghan commander accused of raping a boy over the course of many days. *snip* "In SFC Martland’s case, the Army Board for Correction of Military Records determination modified a portion of one of SFC Martland’s evaluation reports and removed him from the QMP list, which will allow him to remain in the Army," said Lt. Col. Jerry Pionk.
  • Sanders Supporter Discusses How She Will "Never" Vote For Clinton

    04/28/2016 6:50:37 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 27, 2016 | Youtube clip
    This five minute clip of a CNN interview is really something. In it a Sanders supporter, a young black woman, explains why she cannot and will not vote for Hillary under any circumstances. She sees Hillary as being a very untrustworthy person with no principles.
  • I missed Cruz's VP announcement on Wednesday. (vanity)

    04/27/2016 9:20:10 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 50 replies
    me
    I missed Cruz's big VP announcement on Wednesday as I was trying to train my cat to go out and fetch the mail. Big waste of time that was. Anyway, I'm curious about two things. One, did Cruz also announce where his presidential library will be? After all, if you're going to dream, might as well dream big. And two, did Glenn Beck swear in Fiorina for VP like he swore in Cruz for Prez? It would seem that what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
  • Regarding Fiorina, let's everybody settle down. (vanity)

    04/27/2016 11:21:20 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 29 replies
    me
    The so-called insiders have got it all wrong. And that's exactly what happens when you only hear bits of a conversation, and assume from there. I have it on good authority that for his running mate, Cruz will be selecting Carly Simon, not Carly Fiorina.
  • Russian Jets Buzzing American Ships May Be Met by Force, General Says

    04/25/2016 2:38:58 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 33 replies
    military.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Richard Sisk
    Russia should be warned that its dangerous flybys of U.S. ships and planes could be met by force, President Barack Obama's nominee as the next NATO and U.S. European Command commander said Thursday. "Sir, I believe that should be known -- yes," Army Gen. Curtis M. "Mike" Scaparrotti said when asked by Sen. John McCain whether Russia should be told that the U.S. would take action if American lives were endangered.
  • 'Monstrous interference': UK pols furious at Obama's plan to intervene in EU debate

    04/22/2016 8:49:47 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2016 | Adam Shaw, Greg Palkot, and The AP
    President Obama looks set to wade into the contentious debate in the United Kingdom over whether or not the nation should remain a member of the European Union – and some Brits are angry at the president’s intrusion into a delicate UK issue ahead of a major vote.
  • Ben Carson's missed cue sets off awkward start to Republican debate (Do you want to know what Donald

    04/21/2016 8:00:41 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 125 replies
    me, and The Guardian ^ | 7 February 2016 | me, and Adam Gabbatt
    Do you want to know what Donald Trump is really like? Back in Febuary of 2016 there was a Repuplican debate. The moderator was calling out the candidates' names at the start of the debate. When Ben Carson's name was called, he didn't hear it. So he just stood there in the wings. Cruz, Christie, and Bush, they all just walked passed Carson. But Trump understood what had happened, and he stood there right by Carson. That is the mark of a man!
  • Who the heck is Ted Cruz? (vanity)

    04/17/2016 5:52:53 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
    me
    Consider all the Republicans who have won the presidency since Ike. What did they all have in common? The average Joe knew ahead of time who they were! Joe knew who Ike was, he knew who Nixon was, etc. Sure, the true believers know who Cruz is. But Joe Six-Pack does not. So should Cruz be the GOP nominee, Joe will vote as the media - or his family tradition - tells him to. Cruz will lose in a landslide, just as Goldwater did.
  • Bill Nye, the science guy, is open to criminal charges and jail time for climate change dissenters

    04/17/2016 1:45:05 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Bill Nye "the science guy" says in a video interview released Thursday that he is open to the idea of jailing those who deviate from the climate change consensus. Asked about the heated rhetoric surrounding the climate change debate, such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s previous comments that some climate skeptics should be prosecuted as war criminals, Mr. Nye replied, "We'll see what happens."
  • Spanish police find 20,000 Isis uniforms

    04/13/2016 7:10:25 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 15 replies
    The Times (UK) ^ | April 12, 2016 | Graham Keeley
    Spanish police have uncovered an alleged Islamic State supply network after seizing 20,000 new military uniforms destined for jihadist fighters in Syria. *snip* According to transit documents, the uniforms had been sent from Saudia Arabia to Spain, but their appearance suggested they had originated in a Nato country.
  • Obama to forgive the student debt of permanently disabled people

    04/12/2016 8:20:11 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2016 | Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
    The Obama administration plans to forgive $7.7 billion in federal student loans held by nearly 400,000 permanently disabled Americans. By law, anyone with a severe disability is eligible to have the government discharge their federal student loans. The administration took steps four years ago to make the process easier by letting people who are totally and permanently disabled use their Social Security designation to apply for a discharge, but few took advantage.