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  • Reports: Company Tied to Reid's Son Wants Land in Bundy Standoff

    04/17/2014 12:30:30 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 08:48 PM | Greg Richter
    The Nevada rancher who forced the federal Bureau of Land Management to back down last week may have been targeted because a Chinese solar company with ties to Sen. Harry Reid's son wants the land for an energy plant, several websites report. A report on Godfatherpolitics.com, says Chinese energy giant ENN Energy Group wants to use federal land as part of its effort to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel-building plant in the southern Nevada desert. Rory Reid, the son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is representing ENN in their efforts to locate in Nevada. Part of...
  • 5 things to know about how Obama 'evolved' his support of same-sex marriage

    04/16/2014 11:29:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 4/16/14 | Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo News
    For years, when asked about his position on same-sex marriage, President Obama would say that it was "evolving." How that evolution occurred, and the insiders and outsiders who helped to push it along, is addressed in an in-depth article from journalist Jo Becker in the current New York Times Magazine. The article is an excerpt from Becker's book, “Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality," which hits shelves Tuesday. The excerpt includes many details on why the president changed his mind. There was a public push, of course, with national opinion shifting in favor of same-sex marriage, but...
  • Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine Told to “Register or Have Your Property Confiscated”

    04/16/2014 10:26:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    Jews in Eastern Ukraine are being blamed for supporting the revolution that forced pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych to flee the country. Armed men handed out a leaflet on Passover eve telling Jews to register or face confiscation of their property.The Mad Jewess reported: From a commenter at The Mad Jewess: I am able to read that document. What it says is that Jews supported the Junta in Kiev (the Bandera fascists) and are hostile to the Orthodox Republic of Donetsk and it’s citizens, and therefore must register or be expelled from the Republic and have their property confiscated.
  • Pro-Russian Separatists Have Message for Obama: “America F*ck You”

    04/16/2014 10:21:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    So much for that reset button.The pro-Russian goons who have seiged several public buildings in Eastern Ukraine sent a message to America today. Some salty language among the separatists in Eastern Ukraine. RT @svaboda: Узброенымі людзьмі захоплены Данецкі The Ukrainians fear the Russian plan is to kill 100-200 people and then flood Eastern Ukraine with soldiers.Pravda Ukraine reported: Russian military were tasked to kill a few hundred people, and then enter troops into Ukraine.This was told at a briefing a leader of counterintelligence SBU Vitaly Naida.“The main purpose of commandos and special forces operations in the territory of Ukraine is...
  • CBO: Narrow Networks Lowered Premiums in 2014

    04/14/2014 6:21:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 4/14/14 | JAY COST
    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) lowered the projected cost of ObamaCare's health insurance benefits Monday by $104 billion over 10 years. The law's insurance coverage provisions will now cost close to $1.4 trillion between 2015 and 2024, about $100 billion less than previously estimated, the CBO said. What is driving the lowered estimate? According to the report released by CBO, it has primarily to do with lower-than-expected premiums for exchange policies. So, good news for the Obama administration? Not so fast. Per CBO: A crucial factor in the current revision was an analysis of the characteristics of plans offered through...
  • Obama Blasts Russia in Tense Call With Putin Over Ukraine

    04/14/2014 5:41:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/14/14 | staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that Russia's actions in Ukraine were not conducive to a diplomatic solution of the crisis in that country, and the White House warned that Moscow would suffer further costs for its behavior. Obama spoke to Putin at the Russians' request, a senior administration official said, describing the call as "frank and direct," a diplomatic construction that usually means tense. "The president made clear that the diplomatic path was open and our preferred way ahead, but that Russia's actions are neither consistent with or conducive to that," the official said....
  • Obama On The Red Line And On The Rat Line

    04/13/2014 5:22:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/13/14 | tyler durden
    Submitted by David Stockman's Contra Corner Seymour Hersh’s Blockbuster: Obama On The Red Line And On The Rat Line Read Seymour Hersh’s devastating account of Obama’s Red Lines and Rat Lines and weep for the Republic. It is no more. For the first time in a half-century American voters actually elected the “peace candidate” in 2008 and sent Obama to the White House to end the interventionist foreign policy that had lead to disaster in Iraq, and, implicitly, to wind down the vast war machine that had been left over from the Cold War. The latter had been converted by...
  • America’s 18 Year Recession That Started in 1997 (It Didn’t End In June 2009)

    04/13/2014 9:17:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 4/13/14 | Anthony B. Sanders – George Mason University
    The U.S. economy has been in a recession since 1997. While I am not referring to the NBER’s definition of a recession (that allegedly ended in June 2009), I am talking about declining real incomes, labor force participation and M2 Money Velocity. Both labor force participation and M2 Money Velocity peaked in 1997 while real median household income peaked in 1999. And all three have been declining ever since.And to add another slap in the face to consumers, the purchasing power for consumers has been deteriorating ever since the creation of The Federal Reserve System in 1913.Once the 16 year...
  • Link with more Bundy photos

    04/13/2014 9:05:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 4/13/14 | Dutchman 6
    "Pretty close to to a bad day today...looks like cooler heads prevailed."
  • Native French under Attack in Muslim Areas

    04/11/2014 5:09:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/11/14 | Pamela Geller
    Like I said on a previous post yesterday regarding similar Islamic insurgencies in Sweden and across Europe, we see a continuing escalation of this low-grade civil war in Europe. What next, walled off city-states? One thing is for certain. Europe is going to explode. But what is paramount and top priority is — the silencing of critics of Islam. That is the obsession of the EU and member states. Sharia compliance. “Native French under Attack in Muslim Areas,” By Dale Hurd, CBN, April 10, 2014
  • Moment federal agents tasered son of last Nevada rancher caught on tape as critics accuse officers

    04/11/2014 12:52:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/11/14 | Dan Miller and Meghan Keneally
    A newly-released video has captured the moment a rancher's son was tasered by federal agents and the use of force has today provoked fresh outrage among libertarian groups across the country. Ammon Bundy, the son of the Nevada rancher locked in an increasingly tense land dispute with the federal government, is shown being shot with a taser and threatened by police dogs. The confrontation took place Wednesday and was caught on video by Bundy supporters and relatives who got into an aggressive- and at times violent- face off with the officers. 'Watching that video last night created a visceral reaction...
  • The List: Obama's Two Hundred and Seventy-Second Week in Office

    04/11/2014 10:24:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 4/11/14 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Seventy-Second Week in Office"Socialism only works in Heaven, where they don't need it and in Hell where they already have it."4/10/2014Obama and the IRSOversight committee votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of CongressResolution to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress, Part 2Speier: Lois Lerner Just a 'Mid-Level Bureaucrat' -- 'No Connection to the White House'House Republicans won't rule out arresting Lois Lerner if Justice Department doesn'tHouse Panel: IRS' Lerner Targeted Rove Group, Should be ProsecutedRep. Trey Gowdy: How does Lois Lerner Still Have the Right to Remain Silent?  Trey Gowdy continuedTimeline of Targeting: The...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Claims CBS Moved On From ´Fast and Furious´ as She´d ´Barely Begun

    04/10/2014 11:18:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/10/14 | Matt Hadro
    Appearing on Thursday´s O´Reilly Factor, former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson claimed that CBS "had barely begun to scratch the surface" of the "Fast and Furious" scandal before the network moved on from the story. She noted that the network showed similar reluctance for its coverage of Benghazi and the ObamaCare rollout. Before her resignation last month, Attkisson covered Obama administration controversies like "Fast and Furious" and Benghazi and her reporting helped the CBS Evening News win the Edward R. Murrow award in 2012. Yet she told O´Reilly that higher-ups at the network moved on from the
  • Santelli Slams "Don't Ignore The Long-End... Recessionary Pressures Are Building"

    04/10/2014 7:36:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/10/14 | tyler durden
    With 30 year bond yields set to close their lowest in 10 months, CNBC's Rick Santelli is concerned at the signals that the Treasury yield curve is sending.If yesterday's minutes from the Fed were supposed to walk back their 'hawkish' tone, then Santelli slams they are "gonna need a really big billboard" because the term structure is still flattening. "When 'flattening' is the theme, that is not painting a rosy outlook for the long-term economy," and as Santelli warns, this is when the Fed is pulling out of its extraordinary policies. Santelli screams, "the entire monetary policy side has to...
  • MSNBC Host: The IRS ‘Were The Ones That Have Been Actually Targeted’

    04/10/2014 6:29:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/10/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    MSNBC does it again! MSNBC host Alex Wagner attempted to argue that the IRS was actually the victim of the recent investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups that were seeking 501(c)(4) status. “In my mind the IRS who is trying to get this out are the ones who have actually been targeted in this investigation.” Wagner stated during her program on Thursday night.
  • Van Susteren Confronts Democratic Candidate Declaring 'War' on Fox News

    04/10/2014 6:23:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/10/14 | Fox News Insider
    A Democratic congressional candidate who has promised "war" on Fox News, the Tea Party, the NRA and "other trash" went 'On the Record' with Greta Van Susteren tonight to explain his threat. "Why do you hate me?" Greta Van Susteren asked Virginia candidate Mike Dickinson. Dickinson is challenging Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.). "I have a problem with all of Fox News," Dickinson replied. "Well, but no, what about me? I'm Fox News, I'm 'trash,' apparently, so what's wrong with me?" Van Susteren pressed.
  • Budget Chief Is Choice as New Health Secretary

    04/10/2014 4:27:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/10/14 | Michael D. Shear
    Washington - Even when Sylvia Mathews Burwell was in her early 30s, friends speculated that she might return to her native Hinton, W.Va., and run for governor someday. After all, she had been a Rhodes scholar, and her mother — who later became mayor of Hinton, pop. 2,600 — had driven her daughter’s interest in politics. So far that has not happened, but plenty of other things under two presidents have. On Friday, President Obama is to nominate Ms. Burwell, currently director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, to take over one of the largest and most...
  • VIDEO: Ayaan Hirsi Ali on FOX News

    04/10/2014 2:49:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/10/14 | Pamela Geller
    There is a silver lining to the craven cancellation of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s honorary degree by the quisling cowards at Brandeis University. It’s become a big story and people who have never heard of Ayaan Hirsi Ali are being exposed to her for the first time. Issues that are largely absent from mainstream media outlets, Islamic honor violence, female genital mutilation, jihadic doctrine etc are being discussed openly. It’s revelatory. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was on Megan Kelly’s show last night. She discussed these critical issues and the smear campaign against truth tellers by Islamic supremacists and Islamic apologists. Had Brandeis...
  • Oversight committee votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress

    04/10/2014 2:32:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/10/14 | Christopher Bedford
    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted on Thursday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. The committee’s approval paves the way for a vote in the full House of Representatives. Lerner is accused of leading an effort to target the tax status of conservative organizations, while giving liberal organizations a pass. Lerner previously pled the Fifth Amendment when questioned by the committee on May 22, 2013. The Fifth Amendment protects against self-incrimination. But since Lerner had previously professed her innocence in a statement, a little over one month later the committee voted that...
  • Holder bypasses U.S. Sentencing Commission in mandatory minimums, angers U.S. Attorneys

    04/10/2014 12:33:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/10/14 | Kelly Ridell
    Attorney General Eric Holder has infuriated U.S. Assistant Attorneys by not waiting for the U.S. Sentencing Commission to recommend reductions of sentencing guidelines for drug offenders and pushing them to prosecute based on his new guidelines. “We do not join with others who regard our federal justice system as ‘broken’ or in need of major reconstruction,” the National Association of U.S. Assistant Attorneys said in a letter to Mr. Holder in January. “Instead we consider the current federal mandatory minimum sentence framework well constructed and worth preserving.” In August, Mr. Holder unveiled his “Smart on Crime” initiative, seeking to “reserve
  • Actually, Eric Holder, Other AGs Have Faced 'That Kind of Treatment'

    04/10/2014 12:26:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4/10/14 | Andrew Johnson
    Speaking at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference on Wednesday, Eric Holder took exception to criticism of his tenure as attorney general. He even hinted that the “unprecedented, unwarranted ugly and divisive adversity” was motivated by racism. “It had nothing to do with me, forget about that,”? Holder said. “What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?” Holder’s notion that past attorneys general have escaped widespread criticism, or that criticism directed toward him is solely race-based, overlooks incidents of those before him, including
  • Obama: ´I have lived out the promise of LBJ´s efforts´

    04/10/2014 12:17:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/10/14 | Justin Sink
    Texans like to talk all the time about how big Texas is, and how if you´re driving from the bottom of Texas to Canada, then you´re spending half of your time just getting through the state itself. So is that true? It´s pretty close. Texas really is gigantic. Redditor Armeleon put together a map that gives you a good idea of the massive size of Texas. Texas spans about 800 miles from north to south. Everything seen in red on the map is closer than 791 miles to Texas (the longest straight-line distance in Texas from north to south is
  • Krauthammer Tells Fox Benghazi Is ‘Done’: ‘The Administration Has Won’

    04/10/2014 10:23:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/10/14 | Evan McMurry
    Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer told Special Report with Bret Baier Wednesday night that the window had passed on prosecuting the Obama administration Benghazi, and that the GOP’s disorganzed approach to congressional hearings had let Benghazi as an issue “slip away.” “Politically speaking the administration has won,” Krauthammer said. “They ran out the clock. If we had had a select committee from the beginning, really had coherent hearings — unlike what we’ve had, which were disjointed hearings, that let all things sort of slip away —we really would have been somewhere. We would have gotten to the bottom of this. But...
  • Ranch Riot!! Bundy Ranch Protesters Tasered by Federal Agents and Attacked by K9's.

    04/10/2014 9:13:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 231 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/10/14 | GMN Telemedia
    Protestors at the Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada take on the Feds and stand their ground.
  • Speier: Lois Lerner Just a 'Mid-Level Bureaucrat' -- 'No Connection to the White House'

    04/10/2014 8:47:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/10/14 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Today is not about Lois Lerner or the alleged inappropriate tactics she may have employed," Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday. "Today is about protecting the integrity and the credibility of this committee." Speier accused Republicans of fabricating a "vast conspiracy" around a "mid-level bureaucrat who may have made some poor decisions." "There is no connection to the White House," she said. "What we are trying to do is hold in contempt a mid-level bureaucrat, and the actions of this committee won't stand up to judicial scrutiny."
  • Schock: ‘Clear Evidence’ Lerner Broke The Law

    04/09/2014 6:10:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/9/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Rep. Aaron Schock (R., Ill.) told Fox News host Gretchen Carlson there is “clear evidence” embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner broke the law Wednesday on Fox News. The House Ways and Means Committee released a report today revealing evidence highly incriminating to Lerner, and will refer her to the Justice Department for prosecution. Among the more startling allegations, Schock revealed the committee found evidence she deliberately attempted to obstruct Crossroads GPS’s 501 (c)(4) approval for purely political reasons. “We have in writing her own e-mails after meeting with liberal-leaning groups like Democracy 21 and others where they specifically say,...
  • Sen. Menendez’s donor-doctor is nation’s top Medicare biller

    04/09/2014 5:29:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    daily caller ^ | 4/9/14 | Neil Munro
    The Florida doctor who entangled Sen. Robert Menendez in an FBI investigation also turns out to be the nation’s No. 1 recipient of Medicare funds. Dr. Salomon Melgin, the Florida eye surgeon, charged the government $320 for giving 37,075 injections of an eye-drug to 645 patients. That’s an average of 57 injections per patient, costing the taxpayer $21 million in 2012. The data was buried in an April 9 release of Medicare data by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Studies. The wealthy doctor lives in a palatial house in in North Palm Beach, and donated heavily to Menendez. He’s...
  • BREAKING: #MH370 Mystery Deepens – Pentagon Bans ALL LEAVE TRAVEL TO DIEGO GARCIA

    04/09/2014 5:21:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    The Gatewary Pundit ^ | 4/9/14 | Jim Hoft
    This is weird. This was posted April 4 on the Diego Garcia Passenger Facebook Page. Via RedFlagNews:Malaysian news reported MH370 Captain Zaharie Shah’s homemade flight simulator had five runways programmed into the system.The runways included:** Three airports in India and Sri Lanka** One airport in Maldives** One US military base in Diego GarciaThe Malaysian pilot on missing flight MH370 was reportedly a political fanatic who attended the trial of the country’s opposition leader hours before the flight.The Daily Mail reported:
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali Responds To Brandeis University

    04/09/2014 5:12:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/9/14 | Dan Riehl
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali released the following statement in response to Brandeis University's decision to rescind its offer of an honorary degree. The statement speaks for itself: “Yesterday Brandeis University decided to withdraw an honorary degree they were to confer upon me next month during their Commencement exercises. I wish to dissociate myself from the university’s statement, which implies that I was in any way consulted about this decision. On the contrary, I was completely shocked when President Frederick Lawrence called me—just a few hours before issuing a public statement—to say that such a decision had been made. “When Brandeis approached...
  • Arab League: Stalemate in Peace Talks is All Israel's Fault

    04/09/2014 4:47:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 4/9/14 | Elad Benari
    The Arab League, as expected, on Wednesday blamed Israel for the impasse in the peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA), and called on the United States to keep up efforts to salvage the talks. At a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, the Arab League said Israel was responsible for the “serious predicament” facing the negotiations, citing its failure to release about two dozen terrorist prisoners as one of the major causes, reported the Lebanese Daily Star. “[The ministers] called on America to continue its efforts for the resumption of the negotiation track that obliges Israel to implement...
  • Lakewood teen was to touch, knock down Orthodox woman for gang initiation, police say

    04/09/2014 2:02:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    nj.com ^ | 4/9/14 | Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger
    LAKEWOOD — A teenager was arrested and charged Tuesday night with bias crimes after he was reported luring or harassing females on the street, police said. Police say the teenager intended to touch and knock down a woman from the Orthodox Jewish community as part of an MS-13 gang initiation. Rafael Laurano-Flores, 18, was charged with obstruction, resisting arrest, three counts of bias intimidation and three counts of bias harassment, said Sgt. Greg Staffordsmith. Police were called initially at 7:30 p.m. to the area of 5th Street and Princeton Avenue about an attempted abduction of a 16-year-old girl, Staffordsmith said....
  • Lois Lerner 2013 e-mail: Maybe I can land an office job at Organizing For Action

    04/09/2014 1:55:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/9/14 | Allahpundit
    Organizing For Action is, of course, the group founded by Team Obama in 2009 after he was sworn in to push his agenda while in office. It’s the successor to Obama For America, his 2008 campaign outfit. The first OFA got him elected, the second OFA is supposed to help get his policies through Congress. Here’s who was running the scrupulously impartial IRS Exempt Organizations Division that targeted dozens of tea-party nonprofits for extra scrutiny. Was she joking or wasn’t she? That’s the juiciest bit released today by the House Ways and Means Committee, which voted — along party lines,
  • Why Breitbart News Looks Different

    04/09/2014 9:57:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/9/14 | Ben Shapiro
    Are you visiting Breitbart News and wondering just why our website looks so odd? Here’s the answer: today, Breitbart News has decided to create a visual presentation. This visual presentation is designed to show Americans just what it would mean for those with control of the internet browsers we all use to censor our content the way they now censor those who work for them. Our website for the next several hours will depict just what Breitbart.com would look if a browser like Firefox decided to block parts from you. Using JavaScript we've blacked out random words throughout the website...
  • BREAKING: Committee Votes to Refer Lois Lerner for Possible Criminal Prosecution

    04/09/2014 9:29:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/9/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The House Ways and Means Committee voted 23 to 14 today to refer former IRS official Lois Lerner to Attorney General Eric Holder for possible criminal prosecution. In a contentious open-to-the-public hearing that lasted only few minutes, the House Ways and Means Committee voted this morning to immediately go into a closed session to discuss a letter proposed by the committee’s majority to refer former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution. When Ranking Member Sander Levin (D.-Mich.), seeking to make a point of order, repeatedly interrupted Chairman Dave Camp’s (R.-Mich.)...
  • Ex NYPD Cop: We Used to Call Sharpton ‘The Fat Rat’

    04/09/2014 7:25:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    free beacon ^ | 4/9/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Former NYPD detective Bo Dietl told Sean Hannity Al Sharpton’s contention that he did not know he was an FBI informant in the 1980s is “a lot of baloney.” Sharpton fiercely maintained in a press conference earlier today that he was not a “rat” following revelations Sharpton attempted to buy cocaine from an undercover FBI agent. Dietl, speaking Tuesday evening on Fox News, revealed the NYPD had a special nickname for Sharpton after the current MSNBC host became an informant: BO DIETL: There was a lot of involvement with the music industry at that time that Al was involved in....
  • Brandeis U. decides against honor for Islam critic

    04/09/2014 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/14 | PAIGE SUTHERLAND
    BOSTON (AP) — After taking heat from some of its own over a decision to grant an honorary degree to an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam, Brandeis University withdrew the honor Tuesday night. The university said in a statement that Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali would no longer receive the honorary degree, which it had planned to award her at the May 18 commencement. Ali, a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006, has been quoted as making comments critical of Islam. That includes a 2007 interview with Reason Magazine in which she...
  • An Anti-Israel Tourism Subterfuge

    04/09/2014 7:03:17 AM PDT · by Nachum
    american thinker ^ | 4/9/14 | Janet Levy
    Under the guise of experiental, educational sojourns in the Middle East, an ongoing, extensive tourism subterfuge of global proportions is at work today. This comprehensive and coordinated fraudulent operation includes travel agency fronts, terrorist groups, international NGOs, Islamists, and Leftists. They include such organizations as the Siraj Center for Holy Land Studies, Abraham Path, the Soros Foundation to Promote Open Society, and others. All of them, whether unwittingly or intentionally, are part of an effort to turn tourists, college students, and Christian pilgrims against the Jewish state of Israel. Using the rubric of “a connection between people from the Middle...
  • Last Man Standing Rancher: armed feds are surrounding my farm

    04/08/2014 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 107 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/8/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A two-decades-old battle between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has resulted in officials armed with machine guns surrounding the ranch and forcibly removing the owner’s cattle, according to the rancher’s family. Cliven Bundy, the last rancher in Clark County, Nev., has been fighting a “one-man range war” since 1993, when he decided to take a stand against the agency, refusing to pay fees for the right to graze on a ranch run by his family for centuries. After years of court battles, the BLM secured a federal court order to have Bundy’s “trespass cattle” forcibly...
  • Report: Obama To Attend Dem Fundraiser In Texas Same Day As Fort Hood Memorial

    04/08/2014 4:55:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week’s shooting rampage. The memorial is also the same day Obama will reportedly attend a Democratic fundraiser in Houston for House and Senate candidates. The Associated Press obtained an invitation to the April 9 event where tickets start at $16,200 a person and go up to $64,800 for a couple. Democratic leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are also expected to attend. The AP reports that the money raised at the fundraiser will go to
  • MSNBC´s Ed Schultz Explodes at Caller: ‘Get The F— Out of Here!’ (Audio)

    04/08/2014 3:04:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/8/14 | James Crugnale
    MSNBC´s Ed Schultz cursed out a caller on his syndicated radio show, calling the man a “fricking a–hole” and telling him to “get the f— out of here.” Ouch! The foul-mouthed rant happened last week on the “Ed Schultz Radio Show.” But it didn´t make it onto anyone´s radar until conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham played the clip on her show Monday. The call in question got off to a rocky start when the man shouted at Schultz,”This is fascism!” and “Stop capitulating to the people who created the problem and you continue to make them wealthy.” Schultz, who
  • Holder claims ´vast amount ofdiscretion´ in enforcing laws

    04/08/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/14 | Thomas Lifson
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Eric Holder offered an alarming new doctrine for the Republic: laws are only suggestions, and the real authority to enforce or not enforce them lies in the hands of the president and his cabinet officers. (snip) There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and more specifically that an attorney general has,” Holder responded. “But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way so that your acting consistent with the aims of the statute but at the same time making sure that you are acting in
  • Israel 'gave US the finger' in peace talks, MK says

    04/08/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/8/14 | Marissa Newman
    Rather than make bold decisions conducive to peace, the government continues to “give the US the finger” with regard to talks with the Palestinians, Meretz MK Zahava Gal-on charged on Tuesday, reacting to statements by Secretary of State John Kerry that ascribed much of the blame for the present impasse to Israel. Kerry’s statements “are further proof that the extreme rightist… coalition has no interests in reaching an agreement, but rather is dragging out the negotiations and endangering Israel’s existential interests,” she said. “Instead of making courageous decisions, this bad government continued to give the US the finger,” she added....
  • Israeli Settlement Plan Derailed Peace Talks, Kerry Says

    04/08/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/8/14 | MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Israel’s announcement of 700 new apartments for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem precipitated the bitter impasse in peace negotiations last week between Israel and the Palestinians. While Mr. Kerry said both sides bore responsibility for “unhelpful” actions, he noted that the publication of tenders for housing units came four days after a deadline passed for Israel to release Palestinian prisoners and complicated Israel’s own deliberations over whether to extend the talks. “Poof, that was sort of the moment,” Mr. Kerry said in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Still,...
  • Revealed: Obama´s friend andcivil rights firebrand Rev. AlSharpton was a paid FBI informant

    04/07/2014 6:03:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4'7'14 | David Martosko
    Rev. Al Shaprton, the controversial civil rights leader-turned-broadcaster, was a confidential FBi informant for years and helped the feds put members of the Genovese and Gambino organized crime families behind bars, it was revealed Monday in a sensational exposé. President Barack Obama will speak this week for the second time at the annual meeting of Sharpton´s National Action Network, raising questions about the group´s special treatment. Sharpton´s special relationship with the Justice Department may also explain why his NAN has been allowed to skirt responsibility for $1.9 million in back taxes and penalties it has owed the IRS since 2006
  • Obama @ Saddleback Church -Defines Marriage (Flashback!)

    04/07/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 112 replies
    youtube ^ | Aug 20, 2008 | deltaman099xyz
    At the Saddleback Civil Forum, Barack Obama addressed his definition of marriage. While he said he believes that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, he also said that he would not support a Constitutional definition of marriage as so. His argument is that marriage has not been defined by the federal government, traditionally. He said that it is up to the states to decide
  • CEO Of Liechtenstein Bank Frick Murdered In Broad Daylight

    04/07/2014 7:11:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/7/14 | Tyler Durden
    Over the weekend the world was gripped by the drama surrounding the mysterious murder-homicide of the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro and members of his family, and whether there is more foul play than meets the eye. However, that is nothing compared to what just happened in the tiny, and all too quiet Principality of Lichtenstein, where moments ago the CEO of local financial institution Bank Frick & Co. AG, Juergen Frick, was shot dead in the underground garage of the bank located in the city of Balzers.
  • NYT’s Friedman Compares Global Warming Deniers to Trotsky Marxists – Blames Global Warming for

    04/07/2014 6:56:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/6/14 | John Hoft
    Wow. This was warped and offensive. New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman sited a debunked study to compare global warming deniers to Trotsky Marxists – then blames the Syrian revolution on global warming, not on Bashir Assad’s brutality. Let me put this in personal terms. Your son or daughter has a disease. And you go to 100 doctors. 97 out of a hundred say, “This is a cause and this is a cure,” and three percent say, “This is a cause and this is a cure.” It’s like 97% of experts say this. 3% say that. And, conservatives...
  • Zillow Study Shows 1 In 3 Homes Are Unaffordable, But Vacation-Home Sales Are Soaring

    04/06/2014 10:19:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/5/14 | tyler durden
    In a further demonstration of the socially destructive and ever widening gap between the haves and have nots, we see that the affluent are buying second homes at an ever increasing clip (up 30% last year), while first home buyers recede into the abyss as private equity and Chinese buyers make purchasing a home unaffordable for the average American. Specifically, a recent study from Zillow showed that more than half the homes in seven major American cities are unaffordable based on historical standards. Those cities are: Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, San Jose and Portland, Ore. Nationwide,...
  • ABN Amro Ex-CEO Found Dead

    04/05/2014 9:55:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/5/14 | tyler durden
    A mere two weeks since former JPMorgan banker, Kenneth Bellando jumped to his death, Bloomberg reports that the former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro (and his wife and daughter) were found dead at their home after a possible "family tragedy." This expands the dismal list of senior financial services executive deaths to 12 in the last few months. The 57-year-old Jan Peter Schmittmann, was reportedly discovered by his other daughter when she arrived home that morning. Police declined to comment on the cirumstances of his (and his wife and daughter's) death. This is not the first C-level ABN Amro...
  • The List, Obama's Two Hundred and Seventy-First Week in Office

    04/04/2014 8:14:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 4/4/14 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Seventy-First Week in Office4/3/2014Obama and the IRSIssa calls meeting next week to weigh contempt against ex-IRS official LernerATF Director: 'Wish I Had Better Answers' About ATF Agents Probing a Tea Party ConservativeIRS chief: No 'targeting' of tea party groups, just 'inappropriate criteria'Benghazi-GateBenghazi Victim's Uncle Slams Obama Admin: 'Delusional, Paid Liars'CIA Knew al-Qaeda Involved In Benghazi Attack From The 'Get-Go'Graham: Benghazi Talking Points Altered To Assist Obama ReelectionBENGHAZI PROTESTERS Force Hillary Clinton to Cancel San Diego Appearance (Video)Hillary Clinton's Upcoming California Appearance Disrupted By ProtestorsObamanomicsMajor Regulations 153% Higher in First Five Years Under Obama Than BushBLS: Percentage...