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  • Russia Turning to China for Long-Term Funding

    10/03/2015 3:53:42 AM PDT · by RC one · 7 replies
    Oiland Gas360 ^ | September 29, 2015
    Chinese Fund Buys 9.9% Stake in $27 Billion Russian LNG ProjectSince the implementation of U.S. sanctions against Russia for its actions in Crimea, one of the major challenges facing the Russian oil and gas industry is gaining access to long-term project financing. Under the current sanctions regime, loans to Russia can be no longer than 30 days if they come from the U.S., and 90 days if the loans are from European lenders. Cutting off access to longer-term loans has made financing capital-intensive projects like liquefied natural gas (LNG) much more difficult.Earlier this month, Russia’s largest independent gas company, Novatek...
  • Putin humiliates Obama in Syria

    10/02/2015 7:50:16 PM PDT · by RC one · 23 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 3:56 pm, Friday, October 2, 2015 | By Charles Krauthammer
    <p>If it had the wit, the Obama administration would be not angered but appropriately humiliated. President Barack Obama has, once again, been outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin. Two days earlier at the United Nations, Obama had welcomed the return, in force, of the Russian military to the Middle East — for the first time in decades — to help fight the Islamic State.</p>
  • The war against ISIS is expanding to a new frontier: its finances.

    09/30/2015 2:12:21 AM PDT · by RC one · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/15
    (CNN)—The war against ISIS is expanding to a new frontier: its finances. As the terror group plunders archaeological sites and oil fields in Iraq and Syria, the United States is offering a $5 million reward for tips to stop the smuggling of gas and antiquities. The terror group's oil and antiquities trafficking are crucial sources of revenue, the State Department said in a statement announcing the reward.Funds for brutal tactics ISIS makes millions of dollars from the trafficking of oil and antiquities, which helps fund its brutal tactics, U.S. officials said. "The U.S. Department of State hopes this reward generates...
  • UN: Arms Sales to Warring Parties Fueling Syrian War

    09/30/2015 12:37:22 AM PDT · by RC one · 3 replies
    Voice of America ^ | September 21, 2015 5:43 AM | Lisa Schlein
    GENEVA— The International Commission of Inquiry on Syria is calling on states to curb the flow of weapons to armed groups, which it blames for fueling the war that has killed nearly one quarter of a million people in Syria since March 2011. The Commission has presented an oral update of its latest findings to the UN Human Rights Council.In a hard-hitting emotional presentation before the U.N. Human Rights Council, Commission Chair Paulo Sergio Pinheiro told members of the U.N. Council that Syria has fallen apart before their eyes“A nation has collapsed into the world’s most chaotic and lethal battlefield....
  • The Petrodollar War

    09/30/2015 12:09:40 AM PDT · by RC one · 5 replies
    DayAfterIndia ^ | 9/12/15 | Asit Manohar
    Since 1973 oil shock, US diplomacy is moved by the petrodollar system, creating artificial demand of greenback and fuelling global oil price in northward directionOn September 4, 2015, dead body of the 3-year old baby Aylin Kurdi on the sea shore of Turkey became viral in social media. Public got divided whether the man who photographed should have done it or not. However, very few were finding out the major culprit responsible for this killing. Some people on social media were found ill mouthing the smugglers who gave weak raft against much higher sum to his father for migrating from...
  • Dying Petrodollar Ripples Through Markets As Asset Managers Bemoan Loss Of Saudi Bid

    09/29/2015 11:25:20 PM PDT · by RC one · 4 replies
    Dying Petrodollar Ripples Through Markets As Asset Managers Bemoan Loss Of Saudi BidOne of the key things to understand about China’s liquidation of hundreds of billions in US paper is that far from being a country-specific phenomenon, it actually marks the continuation of something that’s been taking place in other emerging markets for some time.As we outlined in “Why It Really All Comes Down To The Death Of The Petrodollar,” the forced sale of Beijing’s UST reserves is simply the most dramatic example of what Deutsche Bank has called “quantitative tightening.” For years, reserve managers in the world’s emerging economies...
  • Grover Norquist Blesses Trump Tax Plan

    09/29/2015 1:00:45 PM PDT · by RC one · 17 replies ^ | Sept. 29, 2015 | 7:22 a.m. EDT | By Kenneth T. Walsh
    Anti-tax reformer says GOP front-runner's plan is 'pro-growth. Donald Trump's new tax plan has passed muster with Grover Norquist, an architect of the anti-tax movement and a major player in Republican politics. "This is a pro-growth, Reaganite plan," Norquist tells me, referring to President Ronald Reagan, a favorite of conservatives. "It's a good plan....It's Republican orthodoxy with a little twist here and there." As a political matter, Trump's announcement of a tax proposal marks a new phase of his Republican presidential campaign in which he will try to show he is serious about problem solving. Up to now, he hasn't...
  • Pope Francis Scolds Congress for Gun and Weapons Sales

    09/25/2015 5:55:32 PM PDT · by RC one · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24Sep 2015296 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 24, Pope Francis scolded Congress for guns and weapons which are manufactured in America and sold around the world.He said he was determined “to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world,” as he addressed the billion-dollar sales from American companies that he sees as a contributing factor to conflicts abroad. According to The Intercept, Pope Francis said: Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply...
  • Donald Trump's alma mater tops new ranking of undergraduate business programs, again

    09/25/2015 4:47:40 PM PDT · by RC one · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep. 9, 2015, 9:17 AM | Jacob Shamsian and Peter Jacobs, INSIDER
    FULL TITLE: Donald Trump's alma mater tops US News & World Report's new ranking of undergraduate business programs, again The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, Donald Trump's alma mater, was once again named the best undergraduate business program in America by US News & World Report. As the undergraduate-business-education website Poets & Quants for Undergrads noted in a breakdown of business-school rankings last year, Wharton tends to dominate the US News list. "Wharton's clear win is not surprising," it wrote last year. "The school boasts one of the most respected, and selective, undergraduate business programs in the country."Of...
  • NRA Targets 2016 elections, Raising Massive Warchest

    09/21/2015 1:17:57 AM PDT · by RC one · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/15 | Ken Klukowski
    Leaders of the National Rifle Association of America plan an unprecedented year-long election campaign to protect the Second Amendment and America’s gun-owning heritage, Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and his chief lobbyist Chris Cox informed the NRA board of directors at their Fall 2015 meeting last week in Virginia. “We face a double-barreled threat like we never have before,” LaPierre began to the assembled directors on September 12, at the conclusion of several days of committee meetings. He discussed the anti-gun agenda of the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for president, as well as the challenging Senate map facing...
  • Mickey Rourke Wants 30 seconds in a Room With Donald Trump

    09/21/2015 12:15:55 AM PDT · by RC one · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2015 | Kipp Jones

    09/20/2015 2:48:30 AM PDT · by RC one · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jul 20153,331 | AWR HAWKINS7
    GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump is a lifetime member of the NRA and a concealed carry permit holder who believes the advantages an armed citizenry provides to America are so evident as to be beyond “debate.” In a recent interview with Ammoland, Trump said: I am a Life Member of the NRA and am proud of their service in protecting our right to keep and bear arms. The NRA’s efforts to stop dangerous, gun-banning legislation and regulation is invaluable. The media focus on those efforts overshadows the great work the NRA does on behalf of safety and conservation. He went...
  • Ted Nugent: Only Donald Trump Can Save Us!

    09/18/2015 8:58:23 PM PDT · by RC one · 65 replies
    rightwingwatch ^ | Thursday, 9/17/2015 1:05 pm | Brian Tashman
    NRA board member Ted Nugent says that GOP leaders have utterly failed to stop Democrats from carrying out their supposed plan to destroy the country, and now Americans must turn to Donald Trump to save the nation from the brink of destruction.Writing today in WorldNetDaily, Nugent says that Trump alone “is counterpunching effectively” against “the life-threatening dynamic of the Democrat communist battle cry” and accuses Democratic leaders like President Obama and Hillary Clinton of “quoting Marx, Mao, Lenin, Castro and all the other monsters behind tyranny, dictatorships, slavery and the resultant historic ruination of every society this evil scourge has...
  • Donald Trump: Carly Fiorina was even worse at Lucent than at HP

    09/17/2015 3:49:52 AM PDT · by RC one · 88 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 16, 2015, 9:46 PM EDT | Claire Zillman
    A comparison of the tenures is a battle of bad vs. worse. It’s well known by now that GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has never held political office and is running on her business record. As many commentators have pointed out, that’s a dicey proposition since her highest-profile job as CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005 was sort of a disaster.But in an interview with Fortune contributor and Yale School of Management professor Jeffery Sonnenfeld, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump—who has made a habit of criticizing Fiorina—took aim at a different stage of her career.When asked about what he thought...
  • Jeb Bush says his brother "kept us safe." He's wrong.

    09/16/2015 8:53:10 PM PDT · by RC one · 85 replies
    Vox ^ | September 16, 2015, 10:17 p.m. ET | Mathew Ygelsias
    Defending his brother's record as president at CNN's Republican presidential debate, Jeb Bush had a simple answer: "He kept us safe." It's an answer Jeb has given before and that conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer has cited as George W. Bush's main legacy. But it's not true. For one thing: The vast majority of people killed on American soil by terrorists throughout the entirety of American history were killed during George W. Bush's administration. It's not even close. And this was followed up by the deaths of an even larger number of Americans during Bush's invasion of Iraq.It would be a...
  • Ben Carson defends research on fetal tissue

    09/16/2015 8:01:15 AM PDT · by RC one · 35 replies
    washington examiner ^ | • 8/15/15 12:28 PM | Joseph Lawler (@josephlawler)
    Former pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson this week defended research he published in 1992 that involved fetal tissue, arguing that his use of brain tissue from aborted fetuses was not equivalent to Planned Parenthood's practice of providing specimens to third-party tissue companies after performing abortions
  • Fiorina out, HP stock soars (from 2005)

    09/16/2015 6:52:24 AM PDT · by RC one · 16 replies
    money.CNN ^ | February 10, 2005: 9:15 AM EST | Paul R. La Monica, CNN/Money senior writer
    Fiorina out, HP stock soars CEO who engineered Compaq merger leaving after fight with board; will walk away with $21 million. NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina, one of the most powerful women in corporate America, is leaving the troubled computer maker after being forced out by the company's board. Shares of HP (Research) jumped 6.9 percent in heavy trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday on the news. But at one point, the stock was up as much as 10.5 percent. "The stock is up a bit on the fact that nobody liked...
  • Carly Fiorina as a boss: The disappointing truth

    09/16/2015 5:06:30 AM PDT · by RC one · 34 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 14, 2015, 5:36 PM EDT | Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
    Fresh from strong debate quips, Carly Fiorina has improbably raced from 14th to fifth place in the New Hampshire Republican primary polls and now enjoys a 70% favorability rating in Iowa, ahead of such career politicians as Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, George Pataki, and Lindsay Graham.It is time to take her candidacy seriously and examine her leadership record. Having never held elected office, she has staked her reputation on her business career....with a scant 5% of Fortune 500 firms employing women CEOs, her leadership of a huge global enterprise in the macho...
  • Bernie Sanders' Stance On Abortion Is Exactly What You'd Expect From The Progressive Candidate

    09/10/2015 10:31:50 PM PDT · by RC one · 11 replies ^ | May 3, 2015 | Becca Stanek
    Bernie Sanders' Stance On Abortion Is Exactly What You'd Expect From The Progressive Candidate The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) gave Sanders a 0 percent rating, while NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Sanders a 100 percent rating. According to the website, Sanders has a 6 percent pro-life voting record. Out of 101 votes on issues concerning the abortion debate, Sanders has only voted in line with pro-life supporters one time, when he supported a ban on human cloning. However, on every other vote, Sanders has remained staunchly on the side of the pro-choice. He has voted “no” on banning...
  • How is Jindal faring in presidential polling?

    09/10/2015 3:07:52 PM PDT · by RC one · 53 replies
    the advertiser/USAToday ^ | 9/9/15 | Paul Singer
  • How Conservative Will jeb Bush Be on Abortion in 2016.

    09/01/2015 11:35:15 PM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    ijreview ^ | 3 months ago | Kyle Plantz
    Jeb Bush considers himself to be “the most pro-life governor in modern times,” but pro-life advocates are pushing him to support a more aggressive agenda on abortion if he runs for president in 2016, with one group telling IJReview that they “don’t believe that he has gone far enough.”At the same time, the number of abortions in Florida rose during Bush’s tenure (January 5, 1999 – January 2, 2007). In 1998, the total number of abortions for the state was 82,335, according to the Florida Vital Statistics annual report. That number continued to rise until it peaked at 95,586 in...
  • Seattle Police See spike in Gang Violence

    08/28/2015 12:07:18 AM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies ^ | August 25, 2015 | Alex Rozier
    Seattle Police held a news conference on Tuesday afternoon to discuss a rise in gang and gun violence in 2015. As of Mid-August, this year has seen nearly 60 more shots fired reports than last year. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O' Toole said the majority of the shootings and murders are tied to gangs. "Most of the violence we've seen, most of the shots fired we've seen, most of the homicide we've seen are related to ongoing gang activity," O' Toole said. "There's a very small number of people causing a large number of problems."Chief O' Toole spoke of a...
  • El Salvador deems criminal gangs, including MS-13, 'terrorists'

    08/27/2015 11:45:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 at 2:01 PM | Andrew V. Pestano
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of El Salvador has ruled that criminal gangs within the country will be considered terrorist groups, including the MS-13 gang. El Salvador's most notorious gangs, Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, and Barrio 18, as well as any other criminal organizations that threaten or frighten the country's people are terrorists because of their "systematic attacks to life, security and personal integrity of the population," according to El Salvador's Constitutional Chamber. The chamber upheld and expanded El Salvador's 2006 Special Law Against Terrorist Acts on Monday...
  • Black, Gay Reporter Murders Straight, White Journalists — Media Blame the Gun

    08/27/2015 2:31:14 PM PDT · by RC one · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/15 | Ben Shaapiro
    Williams murdered two people while they were live on air on WDBJ in Virginia: reporter Alison Parker, and cameraman Adam Ward. After the murders, he went on the run – and while he was on the run, he tweeted out his rationale for the killings, accusing Parker of making “racist comments” and Ward of going “to hr on me after working with me one time!!!” He then posted video to his Facebook and Twitter pages of himself shooting both at point-blank range.
  • What Did the 14th Amendment Congress Think About ‘Birthright Citizenship’?

    08/25/2015 10:12:38 PM PDT · by RC one · 43 replies
    the American Spectator ^ | 8.24.15 | Mark Pulliam
    The issue is whether children born in the United States—even if their parents are foreign nationals who entered this country illegally—automatically become citizens. Current law supposes that they do—a concept termed “birthright citizenship.” Many people erroneously think this concept is dictated by the Constitution or enshrined in a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Not so. Section 1 of the 14th Amendment—the Citizenship Clause—states that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” When Senator Lyman Trumbell (D-IL), Chairman of the Judiciary...
  • On U.S. Farms, Fewer Hands for the Harvest

    08/19/2015 1:13:43 AM PDT · by RC one · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 12th, 2015 | Ilan Brat
    <p>Last year, about a quarter of Biringer Farm’s strawberries and raspberries rotted in the field because it couldn’t find enough workers. Samantha Bond was determined not to let that happen again.</p> <p>Early this year, Ms. Bond, human resources manager for the 35-acre farm in Arlington, Wash., offered 20% raises to the most productive workers from the last harvest. She posted help-wanted ads on Craigslist, beside highways and on the bathroom-stall door at a church. She also successfully lobbied local high schools to broadcast her call for workers during morning announcements.</p>
  • How Conservative Will Jeb Bush Be on Abortion in 2016?

    Jeb Bush considers himself to be “the most pro-life governor in modern times,” but pro-life advocates are pushing him to support a more aggressive agenda on abortion if he runs for president in 2016, with one group telling IJReview that they “don’t believe that he has gone far enough.” Bryan Longworth, president of Personhood Florida, told IJReview that now is the time to tackle abortion rights, which will require Bush and the other candidates to be “more aggressive” in their position on the issue. “He wasn’t an enemy of the pro-life cause, but we don’t believe that he has gone...
  • Northern California Coast Guard crew makes $181M drug bust

    08/07/2015 7:59:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 10 replies
    timesdaily ^ | August 6, 2015 10:41 am | AP
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard based in Northern California seized 12,000 pounds of cocaine from a vessel in the Eastern Pacific in one of the largest busts of its kind.</p> <p>Some of the cocaine was lost when the vessel sank during towing.</p>
  • Baltimore police investigate 2nd triple shooting within 24 hours

    07/23/2015 8:49:01 PM PDT · by RC one · 30 replies ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | By: WMAR Staff
    BALTIMORE, Md. - Baltimore police are investigating the second triple shooting in the city within 24 hours after three shooting victims walked into an area hospital. Officers responded to a local hospital Wednesday night where medical staff directed them to three men suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Two of the victims, ages 21 and 29, had injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. A third victim had a gunshot wounds to the chest and was listed in critical condition Thursday morning. Detectives determined that the three men were shot in the 2000 block of N. Forest Park Avenue in...
  • Hillary Clinton, upstaged by Bernie Sanders and other Democratic rivals, slides in polls

    07/23/2015 4:55:55 AM PDT · by RC one · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | - Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | S.A. Miller -
    A crowd of several hundred cheered Wednesday outside the Capitol for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders, as he took the stage to demand a $15 national minimum wage and as he took the stage to demand a $15 national minimum wage and chided President Obama for paying “starvation wages” to federal workers. Mr. Sanders, the Vermont independent and avowed socialist who has emerged as her chief Democratic rival, actually fares better than Mrs. Clinton against Mr. Rubio and Mr. Bush in Iowa and better than her against Mr. Walker in Colorado. Mrs. Clinton continues to enjoy a commanding lead...
  • Hillary Clinton Landing in Bosnia Under Sniper Fire

    07/20/2015 12:51:21 AM PDT · by RC one · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/24/2008 | Buck Power
    I remember landing under Sniper fire>
  • How escaped drug lord ‘El Chapo’ has poisoned the streets of Chicago

    07/16/2015 11:26:24 PM PDT · by RC one · 39 replies
    Q13 Fox news ^ | ,July 16, 2015, | CNN Wire
    <p>CHICAGO — Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be far from the streets of Chicago, but he has run them for a long time.</p> <p>As much as 80% of the illegal narcotics in America’s third-largest city come from Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel, said Art Bilek, a retired Chicago detective who spent 60 years in law enforcement.</p>
  • Donald Trump's campaign contributions to Democrats and Republicans

    07/16/2015 3:38:22 AM PDT · by RC one · 68 replies
    Politifact ^ | July 9th, 2015 at 6:29 p.m | Will Cabaniss
    The eccentricities and controversies of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign have polarized the Republican Party faithful, just a few weeks after Trump announced his bid. In a July 2, 2015, appearance on CNN, radio host and author Ben Ferguson joined conservatives critical of Trump, alleging a lack of seriousness and loyalty to the GOP. "Donald Trump is not some big GOP Republican," he said, "and some people are trying to act like he is." But Ferguson took his admonishment a step further, questioning Trump’s financial commitment to the party and claiming that Trump has "given more money to Democratic candidates than...
  • Drug overdoses surpass car accident deaths in Pennsylvania

    06/27/2015 12:23:03 AM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | June 23, 2015 12:00 AM | Hannah Schwarz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Pennsylvania is near the top of the national statistics for drug overdose deaths, but neighboring states West Virginia and Ohio are being hit even worse, according to a report released last week. Use of prescription drugs and heroin is fueling the problem, and the number of deaths from drug overdoses now surpasses car accident-related deaths in Pennsylvania and 35 other states. The report, published by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, breaks down all injury-related deaths by state. Pennsylvania fell in the middle of the pack for all injury-related deaths, coming in at No. 23,...
  • Charleston: Another mass shooting, another fight over gun control

    06/19/2015 3:47:07 PM PDT · by RC one · 17 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 19, 2015 | Brad Knickerbocker
    As with so many other times in recent years, Wednesday night’s mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., has stirred the debate over gun control. Still, given political realities and public opinion, it seems unlikely that new laws regulating gun ownership will result.To some pro-gun types, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor, who was killed Wednesday night along with eight other parishioners at a Bible study and prayer meeting, bears major responsibility for the tragedy. Mr. Pinckney was also a state senator, and he had voted against legislation that would have allowed gun owners to...
  • Supreme Court Undermines Landmark 2A Decision By Refusing to Hear Case

    06/15/2015 11:53:39 AM PDT · by RC one · 39 replies
    Guns America ^ | June 13, 2015 | S.H. Blannelberry
    The U.S. Supreme Court had a chance to restore the Second Amendment rights of San Francisco residents this week, but it refused to do so by passing on a case that challenged the city’s mandate requiring one to store any handgun that is not being carried in a “locked container or disabled with a trigger lock.”For unspecified reasons, SCOTUS did not want to hear the case of Jackson v. City of San Francisco, which was last reviewed by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in March. Like the district court who first ruled on the case, the 9th Circuit...
  • NRA: Gun blogs, videos, web forums threatened by new Obama regulation

    06/11/2015 5:26:01 PM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 6/7/15 | Paul Bedard
    Commonly used and unregulated internet discussions and videos about guns and ammo could be closed down under rules proposed by the State Department, amounting to a "gag order on firearm-related speech," the National Rifle Association is warning. In updating regulations governing international arms sales, State is demanding that anyone who puts technical details about arms and ammo on the web first get the OK from the federal government — or face a fine of up to $1 million and 20 years in jail.According to the NRA, that would include blogs and web forums discussing technical details of common guns and...
  • Rev. Michael Pfleger: NRA ‘Will Pay for the Murder’ of Chicago Children

    06/08/2015 10:21:01 PM PDT · by RC one · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06Jun 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 6, Reverend Michael Pfleger listed recent shootings in heavily gun-controlled Chicago then said the NRA “will pay pay for the murder of our children.” He was joined by Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross.Pleger began his speech at the rally by pointing out that ten persons were shot and three were killed on the night of June 5 alone. He then said, “I’m not a gun grabber, I’m a life lover,” after which he pointed to Chuck’s Gun Shop and said, “And I love life more than the death that...
  • ISIS Captured $1B In American Humvees In Iraq, Uses Them In Suicide Bombing

    06/04/2015 11:52:20 AM PDT · by RC one · 44 replies ^ | June 3, 2015 | MintPress News Desk
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reported Sunday that 2,300 American Humvees were captured by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Just a day later, media reports emerged that some of those very armored vehicles had been used in a suicide bombing. According to Agence France-Presse, al-Abadi admitted the loss in an interview on state TV. “In the collapse of Mosul, we lost a lot of weapons,” he said. “We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone.” The Humvees were lost when ISIS forces overran Mosul last year, forcing Iraqi soldiers to abandon tons of equipment during their retreat...
  • Conservative lawmakers weigh bid to call for constitutional convention

    05/01/2015 10:57:29 PM PDT · by RC one · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2015 | Reid Wilson
    Conservative state legislators frustrated with the gridlock in Washington are increasingly turning to a plan to call a convention to consider a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution — an event that would be unprecedented in American history and one that could, some opponents predict, lead to complete political chaos.Legislators in 27 states have passed applications for a convention to pass a balanced budget amendment. Proponents of a balanced budget requirement are planning to push for new applications in nine other states where Republicans control both chambers of the legislature.If those applications pass in seven of the nine targeted states,...
  • "Clinton Cash" Questions India Politicians $5 million Donation.

    04/29/2015 1:28:25 PM PDT · by RC one · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/28/15 | Geoff Earle & Carl Camponile
    A politician from India donated some $5 million to the Clinton Foundation — which would have amounted to nearly his entire net worth, a new book about the Clintons claims. The Clinton Foundation in 2008 reported that it had received a contribution of between $1 million and $5 million from Amar Singh, a member of India’s Parliament and a pal of Bill Clinton. The size of the donation relative to Singh’s net worth raised questions about whether Singh was the true source of the cash, according to “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer The 2008 contribution was made as Congress debated...
  • Hunting for ammo? Get a reload of this

    03/01/2015 6:59:49 PM PST · by RC one · 48 replies
    HoustonChronicle ^ | 2/18/15 | By John Hayes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette |
    Over the past six years, concerns about the possibility of restrictive gun legislation have sparked unprecedented spikes in sales of firearms and ammunition. And state wildlife agencies, all benefiting from funding flowing from federal Pittman-Robertson excise taxes on those items, are still raking it in. But high demand for some popular ammunition caused huge manufacturer backlogs that led to sharp increases in wholesale and retail prices and left many store shelves empty of the most popular ammunition, particularly centerfire and rimfire rifle ammo.Over the past few months, that crunch has begun to ease. But problems finding ammunition - especially ammunition...
  • Police make 30 arrests for food stamp fraud in North Country

    02/14/2015 10:08:28 PM PST · by RC one · 62 replies
    WCAX News ^ | 2/10/15
    More than 30 people have been nabbed for food stamp fraud in the North Country. Investigators say over the past couple month's people used their food stamps to get food or alcohol at the Old Time Butcher Block store in Brushton. Police also say it's not the first time the owner of that store, Dennis Sauve has been charged with allowing such fraud, Police say more arrests are expected.
  • [From August 14, 2014] Rambo Hates Guns: How Sylvester Stallone Became the Most Anti-Gun Celeb in Ho

    01/18/2015 10:03:27 PM PST · by RC one · 39 replies
    daily beast ^ | August 14, 2014 | Asawin Suebsaeng &#61593;
    This weekend, you can see Sly lay waste to hundreds of fools in The Expendables 3. But the man formerly known as John Rambo is, surprisingly, one of the NRA’s most reviled stars. On Friday, The Expendables 3 hits theaters. It’s the third installment in the star-studded, old-school, bullet-riddled action series spearheaded by Sylvester Stallone—of the Rambo franchise or, for the less-discerning filmgoer, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. The latest Expendables flick was never destined to garner much love from film critics. “You need The Expendables 3 like you need a kick in the crotch,” wrote Variety’s Justin Chang....
  • Judge Napolitano: Impeach Obama for amnesty

    12/31/2014 5:29:46 PM PST · by RC one · 23 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/06/2014 | Greg Corombos
    Fox News Channel Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano is unimpressed by states suing the federal government over President Obama unilaterally changing immigration laws or by House Republicans pushing legislation to forbid Obama from moving forward in implementing his policies.Napolitano, who has a weekly column at WND, is also not urging lawmakers to defund enforcement of what many on the right consider amnesty. Instead, the former New Jersey Superior Court judge thinks Obama’s actions warrant his removal from office. Earlier this week, 17 states, led by Texas Attorney General and Governor-Elect Greg Abbott, filed suit against the federal government. Napolitano said...
  • a couple of pics that put the whole oil thing in perspective

    12/30/2014 2:18:11 PM PST · by RC one · 62 replies
    FreeRepublic | 12/30/14 | RCone
  • Critical Evaluation of the Eric Garner case (vanity)

    12/21/2014 5:58:23 AM PST · by RC one · 33 replies
    Free Republic | 12/21/2014 | RCone
    Much has alrteady been said of the alleged choke hold employed by officer Panatelo against Eric Garner and the resulting turn of events that ultimately ended with Garner's death. I have watched the video dozens of time and would like to offer my own perspective, as an ER nurse, of what happened. I will include two You Tube video links as references.In video number 1, we observe the initial confrontation between Garner and the police. At 38 seconds, officer Pantaleo has attempted to subdue Garner and we see his left arm going around Garner's neck. This is the beginning of...
  • Ohio Governor signs gun rights bill to reform concealed carry, suppressor use

    12/20/2014 2:50:52 PM PST · by RC one · 16 replies ^ | 12/20/14 | | by Chris Eger
    Republican Gov. John Kasich on Friday signed a bill expanding gun rights in Ohio to include the use of suppressors by hunters, concealed carry reforms, and mandatory shall-certify rules for National Firearms Act items.The measure, H.234, had proven popular with lawmakers, passing the state Senate on Dec. 9 by a large 24-6 margin on its way to a 72-21 win in the House the following day. Beginning life as a bill that only legislated a repeal in the state’s ban on using legally possessed suppressors while hunting in the state, the measure over time grew to include a number of...
  • GOP-Controlled House Kicks Off New Session by Reading Constitution Aloud

    11/20/2014 5:50:57 PM PST · by RC one · 28 replies
    FoxNews.Com ^ | January05, 2011
    Republicans in the House came to power vowing to govern by the book -- or in the case of the Constitution, by the parchment. And partly as a nod to Republican representatives elected as part of the conservative Tea Party movement, one of the first acts of the newly GOP-controlled House will be to read that founding document aloud on Thursday.Boehner will begin Thursday by reading the Constitution's preamble: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure...
  • (Vanity) The Congress shall have power to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization

    11/20/2014 2:56:49 PM PST · by RC one · 11 replies
    vanity | vanity
    Article 1, section 8, clause 4: The Congress shall have power to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization The authority to control immigration and naturalization does not rest with the President. This is his most flagrant violation of the US constitution yet and is clear grounds for impeachment. There is no other recourse for this kind of lawlessness.