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  • Historic 7ft Crucifix Cut Down After it Offends New Muslim Neighbour

    12/25/2014 9:49:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 12/25/14 | Oliver Lane
    A sixty-year-old crucifix in a small Austrian town has met an inglorious end after being cut down by a recent addition to the neighbourhood who declared it an “eyesore” and attacked it with an angle-grinder. The cross, which was erected in the Grossenzersdorf, a small suburb of Vienna, after the Second World War, (snip) stood on the grass verge outside one of the properties on Grossenzersdorf’s Augasse. Shortly after the new resident, a man described by local media as ‘Egyptian’ moved in, he started complaining to neighbours and even his local government about the crucifix.
  • Man With Knife Shot By Chicago Police After Lunging at Officers (Video)

    12/25/2014 9:45:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/25/14 | http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/12/mann-with-knife-shot-by-chicago-police-after-lunging-at-offi
    A Chicago man was shot by police after lunging at officers with a knife. The man stabbed an officer twice in his protective vest. The man was in critical condition after being shot twice by police. The Chicago Sun-Times reported: An allegedly suicidal man with a knife was shot and wounded by a Chicago Police officer on Christmas Day after he lunged at officers, injuring one of them, authorities said. Grand Crossing District police officers drove up to a building at 6:40 p.m. in the 400 block of East Marquette Road in the Woodlawn neighborhood to respond to a call...
  • North Korea was NOT behind the Sony hack according to multiple security experts

    12/25/2014 7:45:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/25/14 | Chris Spargo
    The FBI just last week confirmed what many Americans already assumed to be a forgone conclusion when they revealed there was conclusive evidence that North Korea´s government was behind the hacking of Sony, an attack the government bureau said was carried out as a way ´to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves.´ Then, in a press conference on Friday, President Obama not only attacked North Korea and leader Kim Jong-un for their attempts to ´intimidate´ Americans through their actions, but went so far as to warn the country that
  • IRS mistakenly penalizes Christine O’Donnell a second time, placed levy on bank accounts

    12/25/2014 7:35:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/25/14 | John Solomon
    Adding to the long-running saga of IRS dealings with conservatives, former Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell says the tax agency punished her mistakenly for the second time in five years by imposing an erroneous levy on her bank accounts. Ms. O’Donnell told The Washington Times she only discovered the levy when she couldn’t access her checking account as she was preparing to visit relatives over Thanksgiving. “The day before I was heading out of town for the Thanksgiving weekend, my bank told me the IRS had frozen my accounts. They didn’t give me reason why, just a phone number to call.’”
  • Belatedly Released and Revealing Fast & Furious Docs

    12/25/2014 6:52:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Sheryl Atkisson ^ | 12/25/14 | Sheryl Atkisson
    The Department of Justice improperly withheld public documents related to Fast and Furious after the first Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for them several years ago. The agency was recently forced to produce some of the materials to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which filed a FOI lawsuit to obtain the information. (To date, the Justice Department still has not complied with FOI law in providing the same public documents to me as a FOI requestor.) Fortunately, Judicial Watch has posted the documents for public review. The Justice Department is still withholding thousands of documents. The thousands of documents...
  • Sweden: Five Injured in Mosque Arson Attack

    12/25/2014 5:13:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    inn ^ | 12/25/14 | staff
    An arsonist set fire to a mosque in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna on Thursday, injuring five people, police said, according to the BBC. About 15 to 20 people were attending midday prayers in the mosque, located in the ground floor of a residential building, when the fire broke out. Local media footage showed smoke and flames billowing from the windows before firefighters put the blaze out. The incident comes amid a fierce debate in Sweden over immigration policies. The far right wants to cut the number of asylum seekers allowed into Sweden by 90%, while mainstream parties are intent...
  • Shots Fired at Kosher Restaurant in Paris

    12/25/2014 5:09:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 12/25/14 | Ben Ariel
    Just days after fire was opened at a synagogue in Paris, a kosher restaurant in the same city was attacked in a similar manner. According to the French-language JSSNews, an air gun was fired towards the Al Haeche kosher restaurant in the 19th district of the French capital. The attack took place overnight Tuesday, and the owner of the restaurant discovered a bullet hole in his window on Wednesday morning, around 7:00 a.m. The damage was minimal and there were no injuries, noted JSSNews, adding that the same type of gun was used in attack earlier this week on the...
  • Beware Putin’s Special War in 2015

    12/24/2014 5:11:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The 20 Committee ^ | 12/23/14 | staff
    December 2014 is the month Putin’s Russia was plunged into undeniable crisis. Between the dramatic drop in oil prices and the collapse of the ruble, under Western sanctions pressure, Russians are going into the new year in a dramatically different, and lessened, economic situation than the one they enjoyed at the beginning of the year now ending.This will bring myriad hardships to Russians, particularly because even Moscow is admitting that low oil prices may be the “new normal” until the 2030’s. Caveats abound here. The vast majority of Russians don’t travel abroad, much less have vacation properties in Europe, nor...
  • Meriam Ibrahim is role model of the year

    12/24/2014 12:53:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/24/14 | Terence Jeffrey
    n a year when some of the most exalted public figures in the United States distinguished themselves by advancing unjust causes or cowardly refusing to seriously resist them, a pregnant mother imprisoned in Sudan with her 18-month-old American son set a standard for saintly courage. Meriam Ibrahim is the role model of the year. When a Sudanese court told Meriam she must renounce her Catholic faith and convert to Islam or be hung by the neck until dead, she gave a non-negotiable answer: No. Meriam was born in Sudan to a Christian mother and a Muslim father — who abandoned...
  • NY Times, Wash Post Give Early Gift to Obama on IRS Scandal: 'No Links to White House'

    12/24/2014 12:26:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/24/14 | Clay Waters
    A new congressional report on the IRS persecution of conservative groups in the run-up to the 2012 election? Nothing to see here, the New York Times' headline blared. Both the paper's headline writer and reporter David Joachim set the bar sky-high for anti-Obama scandal, using the evident lack of a smoking gun linking IRS persecution to the White House as an excuse to completely dismiss the scandal in a rather brief story, no matter what "strident" Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican who chaired the hearings, might think. The Washington Post was little better. Joachim's story was buried on page A13...
  • Attkisson: Earnest Personally Hiding Obama Benghazi Night Photos

    12/23/2014 9:16:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart TV, ^ | 12/23/14 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CSPAN’s “Washington Journal,” investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson said while trying to obtain the official White House photographs of President Barack Obama on the night of the Benghazi terror attacks, after first being told by the photo office that she would get the photos by the end of the day, she was later referred to then-White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest, who refused to return her and her producers’ calls and emails. “If you know how the White House works, a photographer is omnipresent,” Attkisson said. “He would have been there taking photographs in the Situation Room. He
  • BBC TV Chief 'Deeply Troubled' by UK Anti-Semitism

    12/23/2014 4:50:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 12/23/14 | Elad Benari
    Danny Cohen, the BBC’s director of television, said this week that he was deeply troubled by the anti-Semitism in Europe in general, and in Britain in particular. Speaking at a conference in Jerusalem, where he was interviewed by Channel 2 News anchor Yonit Levi, Cohen said, “I’ve never felt so uncomfortable being a Jew in the UK as I’ve felt in the last 12 months. And it’s made me think about, you know, is it our long-term home, actually.”
  • Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had Pocket Full of $100 – But No Job or Home

    12/23/2014 1:36:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/23/14 | Jim Hoft
    Ismaaiyl Brinsley murdered NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Raphael Ramos in cold blood on Saturday.On Monday New York police officials announced that Brinsley had attended a Mike Brown rally in New York City.He took video at the protest.On Tuesday police Commissioner William Bratton said Ismaaiyl was carrying $100 bills in his pocket. But he had no job or home.The Yeshiva World reported: New York City’s police commissioner says investigators are looking into how the gunman who killed two officers had money despite not appearing to have a job or a home.
  • Obama Gives Military 1 Percent Pay Raise

    12/22/2014 9:16:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    free beacon ^ | 12/22/14 | Adam Kredo
    A majority of U.S. military service members will receive a 1 percent pay raise in their basic pay beginning in January 2015, the Pentagon announced on Monday. However, those enlisted members further down the military totem poll will see no pay raise, according to the announcement. “Basic pay for service members will increase one percent, except for general and flag officers who will not see an increase in 2015,” the Pentagon announced. This means that an Army member with the rank of corporal or specialist will receive an additional $22.20 per month, while those service members with the rank of...
  • WI NATIONAL GUARD ON STANDBY After Officer Cleared in Shooting

    12/22/2014 7:37:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/22/14 | Jim Hoft
    Police officer cleared in shooting death of Dontre Hamilton.The Wisconsin National Guard is on standby Monday after a police officer was cleared in a shooting incident of mentally ill black man.
  • Welcome To The Recovery: US Box Office Spend Plunges To Lowest Since 2000

    12/22/2014 7:26:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 80 replies
    zero headge ^ | 12/22/14 | tyler durden
    While the cancellation of 'The Interview' wiped billions off the US Box Office take in 2014 (), ticket sales in North America will total roughly $10.5 billion, according to The NY Times, the lowest since 2000 (after inflation). Regal Cinemas and AMX Theatres have seen profits collapse and Carmike Cinemas has plunged to a loss as major movie delays (from Pixar and Universal), "pirating" of several movies (The Expendables 3 and Annie) before their release, and studios suffering one dud after another (Warner Bros.) the 4% YoY decline - for what is ultimately an affordable luxury - suggests the gas-price-savings...
  • Former Airline CEO Claims US Military Shot Down MH370 Near Diego Garcia

    12/22/2014 7:24:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    zero headge ^ | 12/22/14 | tyler durden
    A second senior airline industry source has revealed his belief that there is some sort of conspiracy behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. As The Herald Sun reports, Emirates president and CEO Sir Tim Clark made world headlines in October when he revealed his doubts about the fate of the missing plane, which disappeared early in the morning of March 8 this year. Now a second senior airline industry source has voiced his doubts about the fate of the plane, with the even wilder claim that the Boeing 777 may have been shot down by US military personnel...
  • Taxpayers charged $1.1 million for Obama to visit Gwyneth Paltrow

    12/22/2014 11:33:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Investor´s Business Daily ^ | 12/22/14 | Andrew Malcolm
    As usual in December, President Obama and family and staff and their families and Secret Service and armored motorcade vehicles and the family dogs flew out to Hawaii this past weekend for a couple weeks of golf and dining out. [Snip] That luxury 747 alone costs $182,000 per hour to operate. It´s a nine-hour flight from Washington to one of the farthest reaches of the 50 states -- each way. How about Obama´s other discretionary trips? How much are taxpayers billed for those?
  • De Blasio surfaces to visit families of executed cops

    12/22/2014 11:28:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/22/14 | Lorena Mongelli*
    Mayor de Blasio, his wife and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton paid a sympathetic visit to loved ones of slain Officer Rafael Ramos on Monday, as the family prepared for the cop’s funeral. The mayor chatted with Ramos’s relatives on the family porch in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, before stepping inside to visit more mourners for 30 minutes. The trio left without answering any questions from reporters outside, kept at a distance by NYPD guards. On his way out, de Blasio could be heard telling one of Ramos’s loved ones: “I’m sorry for your loss.” The family will hold a wake for...
  • CIA shows agents how to keep their cover at Israeli airport, leaked file shows

    12/22/2014 9:18:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 12/22/14 | Barak Ravid
    The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency guides its people how to enter and exit Israel through Ben-Gurion International Airport without blowing their cover during security checks, according to a secret document revealed by WikiLeaks Sunday night. The CIA document provides further evidence that Israel serves as a target for operations by the spy agency. The document, titled "CIA Assessment on Surviving Secondary Screening at Airports While Maintaining Cover" and dated September 2011, contains a long list of guidelines for operatives using false identities. According to the document, it is based on original intelligence reports, opinions and testimonies of CIA operatives collected...
  • Retired Cops Discuss Ways to Stop de Blasio From Attending Funerals of Slain Officers

    12/21/2014 8:49:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    breitbat ^ | 12/21/14 | Kerry Picket
    Retired NYPD members are discussing ways to keep New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio away from the funerals of recently-murdered NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. One tactic, suggested in a popular law enforcement web forum, instructed officers to block the Mayor’s motorcade when it approached one of the funerals: All unions should reach out to their retired members. Use us to block this POS Mayor from attending these funerals. I don’t know if the fallen are from the City or not, but it shouldn’t matter. We can assemble en masse, and start a peaceful protest when his...
  • Two More Cops Shot After Yesterday's Brutal New York "Execution"

    12/21/2014 4:29:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/21/14 | tyler durden
    Just a day after the premeditated execution of two NYPD officers in New York by a deranged, suicidal psychopath, two more police officers have been shot in America today. In St.Louis, an off-duty officer was shot multiple times and remains in critical condition while in Tarpon Springs, Florida, 45-year-old officer Charles Kondek - a 17-year-veteran and father of 5 children - was shot and killed early Sunday morning.As Fox Boston reports, Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.  The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that police have arrested 23-year-old Marco...
  • Hacking Collective Anonymous Says FBI Is Lying, "North Korea Is Not Source Of Hack"

    12/21/2014 3:27:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/21/14 | tyler durden
    Having confirmed unequivocally, in a statement by the FBI and reiterated by President Obama, that "the North Korean government is responsible" for hacking Sony, it appears the YouTube-less 'evidence' the FBI provided is being questioned by the hacking-collective 'Anonymous' and former Lulzsec hacker Sabu. As The Daily Beast reports, the hackers blasted, the North Koreans "don’t have the technical capabilities," and added "we all know the hacks didn't come from North Korea, and "all of the evidence FBI cites would be trivial things to do if a hacker was trying to misdirect attention to DPRK." Meanwhile, on Saturday afternoon, Guardians...
  • Muslim NYPD cop killer told passers-by to watch

    12/21/2014 3:12:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/21/14 | Robert Spencer
    It’s hard to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” without an audience. “NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch,” by Tom Hays, Associated Press, December 21, 2014: NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday. Ismaaiyl Brinsley approached people on the street moments before opening fire and asked them to follow him...
  • The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Eighth Week in Office

    12/19/2014 11:45:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 12/19/14 | Nachum
     Obama's Three Hundred and Eighth Week in OfficeNews and Notes:   We are still a nation of Laws. You just have to check with Barack Obama everyday to see what they are.  -Ted Cruz March 8, 201412/18/2014Obama Ethics, Year 6Fox’s Ed Henry Grills W.H. Press Secretary On Obama’s Executive Action Dishonesty [VIDEO]Obama Quietly Grants 12 Pardons and 8 CommutationsObama Grants Clemency For Drug Offenders, Including Four Who Were Set To Die Behind BarsObama vs The US MilitaryGitmo Terrorists Released to ISIS While Hero U.S. Soldier Rots in JailPosse ComitatusObama creates task force on policing, orders recommendations by March 2ObamanomicsActual PMI Market...
  • Barack & Michelle Obama: We’re Victims of America’s Racism …Update: Michelle Obama Busted

    12/17/2014 8:30:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/17/14 | Jim Hoft
    This discussion was necessary after the grand jury decisions on Michael Brown and Eric Garner that had nothing to do with racism. People reported: The protective bubble that comes with the presidency – the armored limo, the Secret Service detail, the White House – shields Barack and Michelle Obama from a lot of unpleasantness. But their encounters with racial prejudice aren’t as far in the past as one might expect. And they obviously still sting. “I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” the first lady told PEOPLE, laughing wryly, along with her husband,...
  • Millennials exit the federal workforce as government jobs lose their allure

    12/15/2014 7:42:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/14 | Lisa Rein
    Six years after candidate Barack Obama vowed to make working for government “cool again,” federal hiring of young people is instead tailing off and many millennials are heading for the door. The share of the federal workforce under the age of 30 dropped to 7 percent this year, the lowest figure in nearly a decade, government figures show. With agencies starved for digital expertise and thousands of federal jobs coming open because of a wave of baby-boomer retirements, top government officials, including at the White House, are growing increasingly distressed about the dwindling role played by young workers. “Millennials are
  • President Obama's Joke Calling Troops 'Santa in Fatigues' Silences Audience

    12/15/2014 2:58:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/14 | Breitbart TV
    Monday, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, during an address to the troops, President Obama made a joke that they are like "'Santa in Fatigues," which was received with complete silence, prompting the president to nervously name-drop the military aircraft C-130 to evoke a response. President Obama said, "We are free and safe and secure over here because you are willing to serve over there," adding "You never stop serving, you never stop giving, you guys are like Santa in fatigues. Although I bet one of those C-130's is a little more efficient then Santa's sleigh." Follow Pam Key...
  • Netanyahu on Australia cafe siege: International Islamic terror does not know borders

    12/15/2014 11:29:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] & Reuters ^ | 12/15/14 | Herb Keinon
    Rome - Emerging from a a three-hour meeting in Rome with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu´ s first comments related to the siege on the cafe in Sydney Australia that ended shortly before. Netanyahu sent his condolences to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and the Australian people. He said that International Islamic terror does not know borders, and the struggle against it needs to be global. (Snip) Netanyahu then discussed the focus of his meeting with Kerry saying that Israel will “do everything possible” to make sure that the UN Security Council does not impose
  • Adjunct CUNY Professor Responsible ForAttack On Cops During Sat. Demonstration

    12/15/2014 11:27:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    During Saturday´s protests about the lack of indictments in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, CUNY adjunct professor and creator of erotic poetry Eric Linsker picked up a trashcan and tried to throw it at police officers. Two police lieutenants were attacked by the crowd when the officers tried to arrest Linsker. Newsday described the incident: They were on the roadway of the [Brooklyn] bridge about 8 p.m. when they heard reports of "debris being thrown on the walkway" at police officers who were walking alongside demonstrators involved in Saturday´s New York City rally against police shootings of...
  • St. Louis Police Officer to be Disciplinedfor Wearing ´Darren Wilson´ Nametag

    12/15/2014 11:24:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/14 | Sarah Fisher
    A St. Louis police officer will face disciplinary action for wearing a nametag that read "Darren Wilson" while he was on the job. Wilson is at the center of the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown back in August. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he "couldn´t be more disappointed" and that he thinks the officer will get "some days off for his actions." The officer´s name has not been released. He wore the nametag in a show of solidarity with Wilson last Friday at City Hall where he was
  • Qatar broke promise with US, allowed Gitmo detainee to leave the country

    12/14/2014 4:33:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 12/14/14 | Robert Spencer
    Relying on allies that aren’t allies is yet another consequence of the Washington establishment’s determined refusal to face the realities of the jihad, and to formulate policy based on those realities. “Qatar ‘broke promise to US over Guantanamo detainee,'” by David Blair, the Telegraph, December 12, 2014 (thanks to Lookmann): Qatar broke an “explicit” promise by allowing a former Guantánamo detainee who had trained with al-Qaeda to leave the country and visit Britain, a new report has found. Jarallah al-Marri, who attended an al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan before the terrorist attacks on September 11, was freed from Guantánamo in...
  • Australia: Hostages taken in Sydney chocolate shop, Islamic jihad flag seen

    12/14/2014 4:30:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 12/14/14
    This story is breaking now. Live stream here. “A man is holding several people hostage at Martin Place cafe,” News.com.au, December 15, 2014 (thanks to Jill): AT LEAST one armed man is holding several people hostage at a cafe in Martin Place in Sydney. There are hostages standing with their hands up at the windows in the popular Lindt chocolate shop, which has two or three entrances. There is also a black and white flag being held up in a window. It is believed to be the Black Standard, a jihadist flag. Staff in shop aprons can be seen with...
  • Matt Drudge says spending bill passed because NSA has 'dirt' on John Boehner

    12/14/2014 3:35:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 169 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/14/14 | Eddie Scarry
    Matt Drudge of the influential Drudge Report news aggregation site expressed discontent over a federal spending bill that passed with votes from both Republicans and Democrats in the House. The $1.1 trillion spending bill that runs through September 2015 is now up for a vote in the Democratically-led Senate. Many conservatives, including Drudge, are upset that the bill funds both Obamacare and President Obama's immigration executive orders. "Obama got EVERYTHING," Drudge tweeted Friday. "NSA dirt on Boehner must be incredible. Chicago wins."
  • The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Seventh Week in Office

    12/12/2014 11:27:34 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlsit | 12/12/14 | Nachum
     President Obama's Three Hundred and Seventh Week in OfficeNews and Notes:   Obamacare: "The key to the con is that it is never over" (Rush Limbaugh) 12/11/2014Russian Reset Pentagon Considering Deployment of Nuclear Missiles in Europe Option considered in response to Russian INF treaty breachCongress Mandates Report On Russian Treaty ViolationsBenghazi-GateSelect Committee on Benghazi Holds Second Hearing, the entire hearing (video)Trey Gowdy RIPS Obama Administration Opening Statement Benghazi Select Committee Hearing 12-10-14Hillary Clinton Got The Benghazi Talking Points BEFORE Rest Of Obama AdministrationBlow-by-Blow: How Obama & Hillary Left Americans to DieObamacareAmericans burdened by more than $24 BILLION in medical debt, new government report...
  • Select Committee on Benghazi Holds Second Hearing

    12/11/2014 4:44:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/11/14 | Roll Call
    Streamed live on Dec 10, 2014 The House Select Committee on Benghazi holds its second hearing, titled "Reviewing Efforts to Secure U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel." The hearing begins at 10 a.m. Read more: http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/benghaz... Website: http://www.rollcall.comFollow us: http://www.twitter.com/RollCallLike us: http://www.facebook.com/RollCallDCGoogle+: http://www.google.com/+RollCallTumblr: http://photos.rollcall.com Category News & Politics
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Joe Biden Tried to Lecture Me on Islam

    12/11/2014 10:49:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/11/14 | Jim Hoft
      Human Rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali fled the Netherlands after years of threats from Muslim extremists. Hirsi Ali dared to speak out against radical Islam and the horrific treatment of women in the Muslim world. In 2006 Ayaan Hirsi Ali came to America.Ayaan Hirsi Ali by Malene LauritsenAyaan Hirsi Ali is the author of The Caged Virgin: Holland’s shameful treatment of Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Ayann Hirsi Ali told a reporter recently that Joe Biden tried to lecture her on Islam.The Truth Revolt reported: In a recent interview with the Washington Examiner, human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali discussed the...
  • Car-Buying Surge Sparks Best Retail Sales Rise Since April

    12/11/2014 10:43:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/11/14
    It's a holiday miracle: give the worst creditors access to cheap money for longer-and-longer terms and hey presto, 'expensive' stuff is available to everyone. Retail sales modestly beat expectations in November (+0.7% vs +0.6% expectations) despite the NRF previously reporting the worst extended Thanksgiving shopping weekend since Lehman which surely got lost in the Arima-X-12 seasonal adjustments - sending USDJPY spiking to confirm what great news this is. What was the great news? A 0.1% beat of the key ex-autos and gas category, which increased 0.6% in November, vs Expectations of 0.5%, and a decline from the upward revised 0.7%...
  • 6 Reasons Jonathan Gruber Definitely Wrote Obamacare

    12/11/2014 10:13:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/14 | Patrick Howley
    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber claimed on Capitol Hill this week that he did not write whole parts of Obamacare. Nonsense. Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis grilled Gruber at Tuesday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. Lummis brought up past statements Gruber made identifying himself as a co-writer of Obamacare and saying that he wrote entire sections of it. Gruber denied his prime writing role and stonewalled on key questions about his participation in designing the law. (RELATED: Gruber Lawyers Up) The Jonathan Gruber of the Oversight hearing was contrite, bumbling, and glibly apologetic — just a doddering little academic that...
  • Top Democrat Admits: Not One Member Of House Rules Committee Actually Read Omnibus Bill

    12/10/2014 5:56:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/10/14 | Matthew Boyle
    House Rules Committee ranking Democratic member Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) admitted at the opening of the House Rules Committee hearing on Speaker John Boehner’s 1,603-page omnibus spending bill that nobody had actually read the bill before the hearing. “There’s some things I think I really have to say about this, mostly process, 1,600 pages right here” Slaughter said as she gestured toward the bill. “Released in the middle of the night. Not one member of the committee has been able to read all the way through it or anything of it, I suppose. No opportunity for public input. No hearings....
  • Senate torture report is propaganda bonanza for Islamic jihadists

    12/10/2014 5:49:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/10/14 | Robert Spencer
    Of course. And those responsible for releasing it must have foreseen this, and allowing their desire for political gain to overwhelm any residual sense of responsibility they might still have felt to protect American citizens. “Senate Torture Report Is Propaganda Bonanza for Islamic Militants, Feds Say,” by Mike Levine, ABC News, December 9, 2014: The Senate’s newly-released report on alleged torture of terror detainees after the 9/11 attacks is “unlikely” to inspire near-term attacks inside the U.S. homeland, but it is “very likely” to be used by terrorist groups for their future propaganda, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security...
  • Treasury Department Seeking Survival Kits For Bank Employees

    12/10/2014 12:42:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/10/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Department of Treasury is seeking to order survival kits for all of its employees who oversee the federal banking system, according to a new solicitation. The emergency supplies would be for every employee at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which conducts on-site reviews of banks throughout the country. The survival kit includes everything from water purification tablets to solar blankets. The government is willing to spend up to $200,000 on the kits, according to the solicitation released on Dec. 4. The survival kits must come in a fanny-pack or backpack that can fit all of...
  • Why Is The US Treasury Quietly Ordering "Surival Kits" For US Bankers?

    12/10/2014 12:39:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/10/14 | tyler durden
    The Department of Treasury is spending $200,000 on survival kits for all of its employees who oversee the federal banking system, according to a new solicitation. As FreeBeacon reports, survival kits will be delivered to every major bank in the United States and includes a solar blanket, food bar, water-purification tablets, and dust mask (among other things). The question, obviously, is just what do they know that the rest of us don't? As Free Beacon reports,
  • Boehner Doing Exactly What He Accused Nancy Pelosi Of In 2009: Hiding 'Omnibus' From Americans,

    12/09/2014 1:34:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/9/14 | Matthew Boyle
    If lawmakers in the House vote this week on a “CR-omnibus” spending package, House Speaker John Boehner will be doing exactly what he accused former Speaker Nancy Pelosi of doing on a similar bill in 2009: Ramming it down Americans’ and lawmakers’ throats without anyone having time to read the bill. On Feb. 18, 2009, as Pelosi and her top lieutenant Steny Hoyer planned to introduce a half-trillion-dollar omnibus sometime a week or so later then voting on it quickly, Boehner issued a statement calling on Pelosi and Hoyer to post the bill online for more than a full week...
  • Attkisson: I’ve Been On Receiving End Of Obama Official’s Profanity-Laced Tirades [VIDEO]

    12/08/2014 9:51:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/8/14 | Al Weaver
    Appearing on “The Steve Malzberg Show” Monday afternoon, author Sharyl Attkisson responded to former ABC News correspondent Ann Compton’s claim that President Barack Obama and his officials routinely direct profanity-laced tirades at reporters. Attkisson told Malzberg she has been on the receiving end of those conversations in the past, and others, specifically The Associated Press, have been subject to scorn at the hands of Obama officials. “Maybe this is just me or a personal opinion that a profanity-laced conversation with professionals in the press by the president of the U.S. is probably inappropriate,” said Attkisson. “That’s not surprising to me,”...
  • State Department: No, we're not planning sanctions against Israel

    12/08/2014 4:08:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/8/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Matt Lee @APDiploWriter Follow "Reports we might be contemplating sanctions against #Israel (re settlements) completely unfounded & without merit," per @statedeptspox. 11:06 AM - 8 Dec 2014
  • Report: Islamic State Claims ‘Radioactive Device’ Now in Europe

    12/08/2014 4:01:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/8/14 | Adam Kredo
    An alleged weapons maker for the Islamic State (IS) claimed that a “radioactive device” has been smuggled into an undisclosed location in Europe, according to an intelligence brief released Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group. “A Radioactive Device has entered somewhere in Europe,” according Twitter user Muslim-Al-Britani, who claims to be a freelance jihadist weapons maker now working alongside IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS), according to tweets captured and disseminated by SITE.
  • Abbas: There Are 6 Million 'Palestinian Refugees' - Including Me

    12/07/2014 9:15:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 12/7/14 | Ben Ariel
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who is often touted by the West as a “peace partner” of Israel’s, recently declared that there are six million “Palestinian refugees”, and that he is one of them. Abbas’s comments were made in an interview with the Egyptian daily Akhbar Al-Yawm, published last week and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). In the interview, Abbas reiterated that he did not recognize Israel as a Jewish state, because this contradicted the Palestinian interests by “harming Israeli Arabs and preventing the return of the Palestinian refugees.” He said that there were six...
  • Are We Reliving The 1930s?

    12/07/2014 9:11:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/7/14 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Neil Howe - author of The Fourth Turning, originally posted at Forbes.com,At the close of last week’s G20 Summit, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron warned that we’re on the verge of another global recession, citing problems like looming deflation, falling prices, and rising protectionist sentiment. This list evokes a sense of déjà vu: not about the Great Recession, but the Great Depression. That was the last time we ever seriously worried about disinflation, along with every practically other aspect of economic performance raising alarm bells today: low interest rates, weak investment, slow productivity growth, and chronic labor force...
  • Exclusive: House GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans into Accidentally Supporting Obama's

    12/07/2014 9:03:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/7/14 | Matthew Boyle
    In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy—and they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obama’s executive amnesty. What’s more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehner’s gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenants—including at least two committee chairmen—at political risk of serious primary challenges...