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  • Wife of Air Force officer among the dead in Brussels terror attack

    03/31/2016 10:26:00 AM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    Spero News ^ | MAR 31, 2016 | MARTIN BARILLAS
    Wife of Air Force officer among the dead in Brussels terror attack POLITICS | MAR 31, 2016 | BY MARTIN BARILLAS Identified among those killed by Muslim terrorists in Brussels was the wife of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kato Martinez. Defense Department officials identified Gail Minglana Martinez, 41, of Corpus Christi TX as among the four Americans murdered in a suicide bomb attack at the international airport outside the Belgian capital. Lt. Col. Martinez had been stationed in Brunssum in the Netherlands. The couple had been married 21 years. The Air Force officer, and the couple's four children, were...
  • The crumbling of moral certainties and American democracy

    03/31/2016 10:20:58 AM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    Spero News ^ | Mar 31, 2016 | John Horvat II
    When there is a crumbling of major certainties, the unifying principles evaporate and the most absurd things become possible. In the scramble to make sense out of the present election cycle, analysts have come up with all sorts of theories. One popular explanation claims that people are hardening in their positions. On the left and the right, all parties are holding rigidly to their agendas, forcing their will upon the rest of the nation making it difficult to get things done. Thus, people claim the only solution is to smash through all the rigid agendas and just do whatever it...
  • Night of the generals

    03/31/2016 10:09:55 AM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Africa Confidential ^ | 1ST APRIL 2016
    Night of the generals 1ST APRIL 2016 Increasing surveillance of ANC dissidents and burglaries of journalists and activists point to paranoia at the top A veteran of the pre-liberation African National Congress armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK, Spear of the Nation), General Siphiwe 'Gebuza' Nyanda doesn't scare easily. Yet when a well armed hijacker decided on 23 March to make off with his Porsche luxury car, he didn't offer any resistance. Nyanda survived without a scratch and the car was found without serious damage a few hours later. Another random hijacking? Perhaps, but it has emerged that Nyanda is...
  • Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 65, Wounds 300 in Pakistan Attack on Christians

    03/27/2016 7:59:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 27 Mar 2016 05:13 PM
    The explosion occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park close to children's swings. The park is a popular site for members of Lahore's Christian community, many of whom had gone there to celebrate the Easter weekend holiday. Witnesses said they saw body parts strewn across the parking lot once the dust had settled after the blast. "When the blast occurred, the flames were so high they reached above the trees and I saw bodies flying in the air," said Hasan Imran, 30, a resident who had gone to Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park for a walk. ........ The Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed...
  • Trump Storm Troopers Mob Sanders Rally: Force Cancellation

    03/13/2016 4:25:55 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Clarice Feldman | Clarice Feldman
    March 13, 2016 Trump Storm Troopers Mob Sanders Rally: Force Cancellation By Clarice Feldman Of course, this didnt happen. The opposite is true,This makes Ted Cruz s spineless rejoinder to the violent demonstrations in Chicago so galling to me. Some years ago I wrote here of my contempt for conservatives who flee the forum for fear of getting their spotlessly white togas spattered with mud and blood when their colleagues are being savaged by liars and thugs. This week my White Toga award goes to Ted Cruz. As thousands of rent a mobs from Soros funded Move On, the White...
  • Black Lives Matter Activist Fatally Shoots Himself in Front of Ohio Statehouse,

    02/09/2016 11:24:33 AM PST · by robowombat · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 12:38pm | Carly Hoilman
    Black Lives Matter Activist Fatally Shoots Himself in Front of Ohio Statehouse, Reportedly Leaves Behind a Message Feb. 9, 2016 12:38pm Carly Hoilman An Ohio man and Black Lives Matter activist fatally shot himself Monday evening on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse, Columbus Dispatch reported. MarShawn M. McCarrel II, whom authorities say was spotted on the Statehouse grounds just moments before killing himself, was pronounced dead on the scene. No one witnessed the suicide, authorities told the Dispatch. “We don’t have any evidence to know the reason why he did it,” Craig Cvetan of Ohio State Highway Patrol said....
  • Pentagon chief unveils plan to buy more ships, aircraft and munitions

    02/03/2016 8:29:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/03/16 03:50 PM EST | Kristina Wong
    Pentagon chief unveils plan to buy more ships, aircraft and munitions By Kristina Wong - 02/03/16 03:50 PM EST NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday announced plans for the Pentagon to buy more Navy ships, aircraft, munitions and capabilities over the next five years. He said the administration's fiscal 2017 defense budget will include money to buy nine Virginia-class attack submarines and 10 Aegis destroyers. The purchase of the submarines had been planned, but Carter said one of them would have a Virginia payload module to triple its firepower. Carter also announced the Pentagon...
  • Army, Marine chiefs: Require women to register for draft

    02/03/2016 3:33:03 PM PST · by robowombat · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | By Rebecca Kheel - | Rebecca Kheel
    Army, Marine chiefs: Require women to register for draft By Rebecca Kheel - 02/02/16 02:02 PM EST Women should be required to register for the draft if all combat jobs are going to be open to them, the top generals of the Marines and Army said Tuesday. “Every American who’s physically qualified should register for the draft,” Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley agreed with Neller. “I think that all eligible and qualified men and women should register for the draft,” he said. The two...
  • ‘I Don’t Know if He Was There to Kill Me’: (Melissa Harris-Puker Alert)

    02/03/2016 12:13:24 PM PST · by robowombat · 49 replies
    Blaze ^ | Feb. 2, 2016 11:55pm | Oliver Darcy
    ‘I Don’t Know if He Was There to Kill Me’: MSNBC Host Pens Harrowing Column About Iowa Incident Feb. 2, 2016 11:55pm Oliver Darcy MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry published a harrowing column Tuesday detailing an eerie incident that unfolded at a hotel lobby in Iowa the previous night. “I don’t know if he was there to kill me,” the column began. Harris-Perry said she was “sitting in a hotel lobby in downtown Des Moines” and “didn’t notice until he was standing right next to me, much closer than is ordinary or comfortable.” “When he started he speaking it was like...
  • GLADYS AYLWARD Small Woman, Big Heart, Great Faith (and brought Ingrid Bergman to Christ)

    02/02/2016 3:29:01 PM PST · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Intervarsity Christian Fellowship ^ | November 18, 2007 | Jack Voelkel
    November 18, 2007 By Jack Voelkel GLADYS AYLWARD Small Woman, Big Heart, Great Faith The half-starved Chinese prisoners in Yangcheng were rioting. In the center was a man with a large bloody kitchen meat cleaver. All were shouting. Several men had already collapsed on the ground, mortally wounded. The warden called to A-Weh-Deh, “Go in and stop them!” The woman known to foreigners by her English name, Gladys Aylward, stood trembling at the entrance. “Why me?” she gasped. The warden challenged, “You tell us your God is all powerful. Is He or is He not?” “He is,” she declared, seeking...
  • Russian Tu-95 bombers escorted by Mig-31 interceptors skirt UK, get intercepted multiple times

    01/21/2016 6:20:05 PM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Jan 29 2015 | David Cenciotti
    Jan 29 2015 By David Cenciotti Two Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers performed a 19-hour mission over the Atlantic Ocean. They were intercepted multiple times along the way. On Jan. 29, two Russian Air Force Tu-95 strategic bombers from Engels airbase successfully completed a 19-hour long range mission over neutral waters near the Barents and Norwegian Seas, the Atlantic Ocean. The Bears, accompanied by Mig-31 Foxhound long-range interceptors, were refueled twice by Il-78 Midas aerial refuelers and were intercepted and escorted by RAF Typhoons, Norwegian F-16s and French Mirage 2000s at various stages of their trip. Even though according to the...
  • The UN's Role in U.S. Refugee Resettlement A "benefit of the doubt" screening policy

    01/18/2016 7:36:12 PM PST · by robowombat · 15 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | January 2016 | Nayla Rush
    The UN's Role in U.S. Refugee Resettlement A "benefit of the doubt" screening policy By Nayla Rush January 2016 Nayla Rush is a senior researcher at the Center for Immigration Studies. Summary: The U.S. refugee resettlement program for Syrians relies heavily on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The UNHCR's role goes beyond providing shelter and services to people in the region; the United States entrusts UNHCR with the entire selection and pre-screening process for Syrian refugees eligible for resettlement in the United States. Given that role, more inquiry into UNHCR's activities is warranted. United Nations Following the Paris...
  • Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii (12 Marines missing)

    01/15/2016 1:10:03 PM PST · by robowombat · 69 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Jan 15 2016 | David Cenciotti
    Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii Jan 15 2016 - By David Cenciotti The two CH-53E Super Stallions were conducting night ops off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The U.S. Marine Corps have just confirmed that a Search and Rescue operation is underway off Hawaii’s Oahu after two CH-53E Super Stallions helicopters collided mid-air during night training. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, debris field was spotted less than 3 miles off the coast, near the town of Haleiwa, Both helicopters were from MCAS Kaneohe Bay and each had six people aboard. No further details on...
  • Pastor Drops Gay Bombshell in Middle of Sunday Sermon

    01/15/2016 12:03:31 PM PST · by robowombat · 59 replies
    Charisma ^ | 6:00AM EST 1/15/2016 | JENNIFER LECLAIRE
    Pastor Drops Gay Bombshell in Middle of Sunday Sermon 6:00AM EST 1/15/2016 JENNIFER LECLAIRE We're seeing 1 Timothy 4:1 playing out right before our very eyes. It's called the Great Apostasy and it's well underway. "At last I am choosing to serve in that role with full authenticity and as my genuine self—as a woman who loves and shares my life with another woman." Those were the words of Cynthia Meyer, a pastor at Edgerton United Methodist Church, who decided to make her first sermon of 2016 a coming out party. Meyer, 53, has been an ordained UM pastor for...
  • Foreign operatives and foreign-owned businesses changing America by changing the people

    01/15/2016 8:24:11 AM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | January 13, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    Foreign operatives and foreign-owned businesses changing America by changing the people Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 13, 2016 The Wall Street Journal’s Miriam Jordan gives us a peak inside the employment services that the nine major refugee resettlement contractors offer American businesses. I just want to scream when I see stories like this—what about Americans who might like to own a small business or need work? Everyone working in ‘pockets of resistance’ must begin to expose the businesses in your city and state that work with refugee contractors to displace American workers. And, don’t forget the Chamber of Commerce!...
  • Amarillo, TX being destroyed by refugee overload

    01/15/2016 8:03:22 AM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | January 14, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    Amarillo, TX being destroyed by refugee overload Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 14, 2016 “Small ghettos” of competing ethnic groups have developed! We have been writing about Amarillo, Texas (a ‘pocket of resistance’) for a couple of years (see our complete archive by clicking here). Like so many meatpacking towns in America, federal refugee resettlement contractors*** got a foot hold there years ago (mostly working as ‘head hunters’ for the meatpacking industry) and have continued to pour third-worlders into Amarillo despite pleas by elected officials to STOP! (See our post just yesterday, here, about BIG MEAT). ***Update*** See more...
  • Secret Service: Man claiming to be Jesus planned to kidnap one of the Obama dogs

    01/13/2016 12:11:01 PM PST · by robowombat · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri January 8, 2016 | Kristen Holmes, CNN White House Producer
    <p>A North Dakota man claiming to be Jesus Christ was arrested Wednesday in Washington, where he had traveled with a plan to kidnap one of the First Family's pet dogs, law enforcement officials said Friday.</p> <p>Scott Stockert was detained at a downtown Hampton Inn after U.S. Secret Service agents, acting on a warning from the Minnesota Field Office, found several unregistered weapons in his truck.</p>
  • Saturday Election in Louisiana, Vote Republican it is Important

    11/19/2015 5:27:25 AM PST · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Nov 19, 2015
    Saturday is election day in Louisiana. The Rats are about to steal the governor's office with the active help of a number of Republicraps such as the current LT Gov. and a number of sheriffs around the state. The rat candidate is a leftist John Williams who is draping himself in the flag as he graduate from West Point. David Vitter obviously scares many local politicians. That is a good reason to vote for him. Freepers get out and vote and voter for Vitter.
  • Texas official suggests bombing Muslims with nuclear weapons (Hero of the week)

    11/18/2015 9:20:55 PM PST · by robowombat · 46 replies
    IND ^ | August 18, 2015
    Texas official suggests bombing Muslims with nuclear weapons By IND on August 18, 2015 Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has posted a Facebook photo suggesting bombing of “the Muslim world” with nuclear weapons. The Facebook photo posted on Sunday night shows a mushroom cloud rising up through the air after the explosion of an atomic bomb with a text saying “Japan has been at peace with the US since August 9, 1945. It’s time we made peace with the Muslim world.” On August 6, 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and three...
  • Kraft Heinz To Close Seven Plants, Cut 2,600 Jobs

    11/05/2015 8:24:15 PM PST · by robowombat · 24 replies
    Manufacturing News ^ | Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:37am | Andy Szal,
    Kraft Heinz To Close Seven Plants, Cut 2,600 Jobs Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:37am Andy Szal, Digital Reporter Kraft Heinz on Wednesday announced that it will close seven facilities and cut 2,600 jobs as part of its continued efforts to reduce costs. The plan includes shuttering the nearly century-old Oscar Mayer plant in Madison, Wisconsin, which houses the company's U.S. meats business. The meats operation will instead move to Chicago along with about 250 of the plant's workforce of more than 1,000. Kraft Heinz will move its Illinois office from the former Kraft headquarters in suburban Northfield to downtown Chicago early...
  • Col Paul D Bunker, USA, DSM

    11/03/2015 4:24:56 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Paul Delmont Bunker (May 7, 1881 – March 16, 1943) was an American football player and soldier. Bunker attended the U.S. Military Academy and became the first football player at West Point to be selected as a first-team All-American by Walter Camp. Bunker was chosen as an All-American at the tackle position in 1901 and repeated as an All-American in 1902, but as a halfback. He served in the U.S. Army for 40 years and was in command of the coastal artillery forces in the Battle of Corregidor. On the fall of Corregidor, Bunker became a prisoner of war. He...
  • American POWs on Japanese Ships Take a Voyage into Hell, Part 2

    11/03/2015 4:16:32 PM PST · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Prologue ^ | Winter 2003, Vol. 35, No. 4 | Lee A. Gladwin
    Winter 2003, Vol. 35, No. 4 American POWs on Japanese Ships Take a Voyage into Hell, Part 2 By Lee A. Gladwin Brazil Maru The Brazil Maru passes through the Panama Canal on March 26, 1940. Nearly five years later, it carried Allied POWs. (185-CZ-Vol. 51-Brazil Maru) The Brazil Maru and the Enoura Maru: Finishing the Journey into Hell On December 27, the prisoners at San Fernando boarded the Brazil Maru and Enoura Maru and sailed for Takao, Formosa, part of the TAMA #36 convoy, bound for the POW camps near Moji, Japan. Landing craft ferried them from the pier...
  • American POWs on Japanese Ships Take a Voyage into Hell

    11/03/2015 4:14:21 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Prologue ^ | Winter 2003 | Lee A. Gladwin
    Winter 2003, Vol. 35, No. 4 American POWs on Japanese Ships Take a Voyage into Hell By Lee A. Gladwin Oryoku Maru The Oryoku Maru under attack at Olongapo, Luzon, December 14–15, 1944. (Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, RG 38) John M. Jacobs had been in Manila when the Japanese captured the Philippines in the early stages of World War II, and now, in 1944, he was a prisoner of war, or POW, in the Bilibid Prison in Manila. There, he and other American and Allied POWs were often forced to do heavy labor. With...
  • Col Maurice Francis Daly USMA Class of 1927 and the All Time-All America team of manhood

    11/03/2015 4:10:49 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    1927 Class Cullum No. 8056 • Jan 21, 1945 • Died in POW ship This obituary is written with the consoling feeling that hundreds of contemporary West Pointers, who, knew Moe Daly, will sympathize with the difficulty of placing his lovable and striking characteristics in cold print. Maurice Francis Daly was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on July 20, 1901. That his Irish immigrant parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Daly of West Hartford, Connecticut, knew how to rear children, is borne out by the facts that our “Moe" graduated from Connecticut Agricultural College before entering West Point; his sister, Katherine (Mrs....
  • Pentagon weighing deeper US involvement in Iraq

    10/26/2015 1:51:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/15 03:40 PM EDT | Kristina Wong
    Top leaders at the Pentagon are considering a range of options to bolster the military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), including embedding some U.S. troops with Iraqi forces, according to two U.S. officials. U.S. military commanders have forwarded several options to the Defense Department in the last several weeks, the officials told The Hill, as part of a mounting push within the administration to more aggressively target the terrorist group. One of the options presented was embedding U.S. troops with Iraqi security forces; they would have the ability to call in airstrikes, a step that...
  • Why It Matters That Carter Says Iraq Raid Isnt Combat, Then Says It Is

    10/26/2015 1:35:54 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Defense One ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2015 | GAYLE TZEMACH LEMMON
    We may not be a nation at war, but U.S. special operators are fighting. And their raids against ISIS most certainly are combat. An American soldier has died in Iraq as a result of the U.S. intervention to support Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State. Its the first loss of an American service member since the fight against ISIS began, and the first combat death in Iraq since 2011. U.S. special operations forces operating in Iraq in what Pentagon officials say was a supporting role took part in an Iraqi operation to free Iraqi hostages, including members of the Iraqi...
  • MIA update

    10/23/2015 1:39:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced burial dates for four Korean War soldiers whose remains had previously been identified and returned to their families. To be buried with full military honors are: Army Cpl. Grant H. Ewing, 28, was buried Oct. 19 in his hometown of Fort Lupton, Colorado. Ewing was assigned to Battery C, 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, which was deployed north and east of the town of Kunu-ri, North Korea. It would be later learned he was captured by Chinese forces, but died in a POW camp in February 1951. Army Cpl....
  • Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook On Hostage Rescue Mission in Iraq

    10/23/2015 1:31:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Department of Defense ^ | October 22, 2015
    Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook On Hostage Rescue Mission in Iraq Press Operations Release No: NR-403-15 October 22, 2015 Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following statement: Early today in Iraq, at the request of the Kurdistan Regional Government, U.S. Special Operations Forces supported an Iraqi Peshmerga operation to rescue hostages at an ISIL prison near Hawijah, Iraq. This operation was deliberately planned and launched after receiving information that the hostages faced imminent mass execution. It was authorized consistent with our counter-ISIL effort to train, advise, and assist Iraqi forces. The U.S. provided helicopter lift and accompanied...
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualty

    10/23/2015 1:29:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    Department of Defense ^ | October 23, 2015
    DoD Identifies Army Casualty Press Operations Release No: NR-404-15 October 23, 2015 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler, 39, of Roland, Oklahoma, died Oct. 22, in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, from wounds received by enemy small-arms fire during an operation. He was assigned Headquarters U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at 910-432-6005.
  • Student expelled, faces 10 years prison, for alleged hate crime

    10/23/2015 10:04:44 AM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies
    Spero News ^ | OCT 23, 2015 | MARTIN BARILLAS
    Student expelled, faces 10 years prison, for alleged hate crime | OCT 23, 2015 | BY MARTIN BARILLAS The federal government is opening up a hate crime investigation of a 19-year-old male Indiana University student who allegedly shouted racial slurs and assaulted a Muslim woman. On October 22, FBI Special Agent Wendy Osborne said there is no deadline for concluding the investigation into the October 17 on the Bloomington, Indiana, campus. Osborne said that the investigation started on October 20. "The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence and ensure the investigation is conducted in a fair, thorough and...
  • Henry Henley Chapman, USMA Class of 1917, Military Family dating back to the Revolution.

    10/22/2015 12:26:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Henry Henley Chapman No. 5733, Class of April 20, 1917. Killed in action September 29, 1918, at Cambria, France, aged 24 years. Captain Henry Henley Chapman, of the class of 1917, U. S. M. A., was killed in action, in France, September 29th,. 1918. He fell on the field of honor while leading his men over the top in the first wave of the great attack of the Thirtieth Division that broke the Hindenberg line at Bellicourt, about four miles north of St. Quentin, and where the St. Quentin Canal enters the tunnel. The 30th was operating with the 4th...
  • Emory Jenison Pike, USMA Class of 1901, MOH

    10/22/2015 10:07:51 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Emory Jenison Pike No. 4066. Class of 1901 Died of wounds near Vandieres, France, September 16, 1918, aged 41 years. Emory Jenison Pike was born in Iowa, December 17, 1876, and appointed from that state to the Military Academy in 1897, graduating with his class in February, 1901. His first service was in the 2d Cavalry, which he joined at Matanzas, Cuba, returning with it to the United States in December, 1901. After two years at Fort Myer, he sailed with his regiment via Suez for a tour of Philippine service. His next station was Fort Assinniboine, Montana. Promotion to...
  • Pentagon: American killed in raid to free Iraqis held by ISIS

    10/22/2015 9:36:09 AM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Daily Progress Charlottesville ^ | October 22, 2015 12:24 pm
    Pentagon: American killed in raid to free Iraqis held by IS Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015 12:24 pm WASHINGTON Believing that Islamic State captives held on a compound in northern Iraq faced "imminent mass execution," dozens of U.S. special operations troops and Iraqi forces raided the site Thursday, freeing approximately 70 Iraqi prisoners in an operation that saw the first American killed in combat in the country since the U.S. war against IS began in 2014, officials said. The raiders killed and captured a number of militants and recovered what the Pentagon called a trove of valuable intelligence about...
  • What do we really know about Osama Bin Laden's Death

    10/19/2015 8:37:11 PM PDT · by robowombat · 60 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct 18, 2015 | Jonathan Mahler
    Its not that the truth about bin Ladens death is unknowable; its that we dont know it. And we cant necessarily console ourselves with the hope that we will have more answers any time soon; to this day, the final volume of the C.I.A.s official history of the Bay of Pigs remains classified. We dont know what happened more than a half-century ago, much less in 2011.
  • Will China join Russia's intervention in Syria?

    10/08/2015 6:32:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Al Araby ^ | 2 October, 2015 | Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff
    Will China join Russia's intervention in Syria? By: Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff Date of publication: 2 October, 2015 Multiple reports and sources allege that Beijing will deploy military resources to bolster Moscow's efforts in Syria. Russian Senator Igor Morozov has appeared to confirm rumours that China was set to enter the Syrian conflict. "It is known that China has joined our military operation in Syria; the Chinese cruiser has already entered the Mediterranean, [and an] aircraft carrier follows it," he said. Lebanese political sources close to the Syrian regime and Hezbollah also told al-Araby al-Jadeed that Chinese fighters would "take part...
  • Charges placed in pellet gun incident at Culpeper High School

    10/08/2015 6:08:26 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Culpeper Star-Exponent ^ | Thursday, October 8, 2015 4:12 pm | Allison Brophy Champion
    CULPEPER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE The pellet gun allegedly taken onto a school bus by a 15-year-old Culpeper County High School student was recovered Wednesday by sheriff's deputies. Posted on Oct 8, 2015by Allison Brophy Champion The 15-year-old Culpeper boy accused of bringing a pellet gun on the school bus Wednesday faces two criminal charges. The unnamed juvenile, a freshman at Culpeper County High School, has been charged with: 1) pointing, holding, or brandishing a firearm, air or gas operated weapon on school property and 2) possession of a firearm, stun weapon or other weapon on school property, according to the...
  • Maine election-year battle over welfare for asylum seekers on-going

    10/07/2015 1:12:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 21, 2014 | Ann Corcoran
    Maine election-year battle over welfare for asylum seekers on-going Maine election-year battle over welfare for asylum seekers on-going Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 21, 2014 We have reported on the problem in Maine for months (years!). The gist of it is that Maine has had a wonderland of welfare for immigrants (that is what brought the first Somalis to Lewiston years ago) and now the LePage Administration is trying to cut back social services to asylum seekers. (The federal government does not give welfare to asylum seekers until they have become legitimate legal refugees.) Apparently the word got out...
  • Does foreign aid really do good?

    10/07/2015 12:48:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/27/15 12:01 AM | JONATHAN FOREMAN
    Does foreign aid really do good? By JONATHAN FOREMAN 9/27/15 12:01 AM About a decade ago, a five-car convoy of Toyota Land Cruisers pulled up in a cloud of dust at a remote village on the edge of a South Asian mountain range. The passengers, all of them Westerners apart from an interpreter, walked over to where a canopy had been set up by an advance team the previous day. About 25 villagers were already there, enticed by free cookies and snacks. One of the new arrivals gave a quick talk that was translated into a local language and...
  • Connecticut Senator Blumenthal wants more Syrians here faster, proposes to eliminate some screening

    10/07/2015 12:39:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 28 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | OCT. 6, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Connecticut Senator Blumenthal wants more Syrians here faster, proposes to eliminate some screening Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 6, 2015 Colonizing Connecticut? Update October 7th: Follow-up post to the revelation that CAIR is behind (literally) Blumenthal’s proposal to lessen security screening for Syrian refugees, go here. ***Update*** Who is that sinister-looking man over Blumenthal’s left shoulder. It is none other than the Executive Director of CAIR Connecticut. Thanks to Kyle for identifying him. You can bet his interest is not in saving persecuted Christians! See bio below. Here is the brief story at WTNH News 8: Blumenthal_Has_Plan_to_Help_Syrian_Refugees_1200x675_539015235515 Senator Blumenthal...
  • Who was that man over Senator Blumenthals left shoulder?

    10/07/2015 12:37:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Update: Who was that man over Senator Blumenthals left shoulder? Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 7, 2015 Yesterday we told you that Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is leading the charge to lessen the security screening for Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees and he wants to expand the so-called P-3 (fraud ridden!) family reunification program. See yesterdays post by clicking here. That is CAIR-Connecticuts Executive Director behind Senator Blumenthal. Getting pretty brazen arent they, or is Blumenthal just pretty dense to invite CAIR to be so prominently involved in lessening security screening for refugees? Now we know the answer...
  • Welcoming (Refugee (sic))Communities Campaign announced by White House,

    10/07/2015 12:34:06 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Welcoming Communities Campaign announced by White House, government goodies for your welcoming town Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 7, 2015 I missed this White House news last month, so thanks to reader Greg for sending it. And, note to Miranda Blue, here, who seems to think I am making this all up-that Obama is diversifying your towns and cities and using government goodies to do it! This is about changing America by changing the people! Go here to learn more about Welcoming America, which I first mentioned on these pages in June 2013. By the way, they have long...
  • Scary start to Culpeper school day

    10/07/2015 12:09:22 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Culpeper Star-Exponent ^ | Wednesday, October 7, 2015 11:00 am | GREG VAN NOSTRAND
    Scary start to Culpeper school day FOR THE STAR-EXPONENT The report of a student threat at Culpeper County High School Wednesday morning prompted a large law enforcement response. Buy this photo Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 11:00 am STAR-EXPONENT STAFF UPDATE 1 P.M. Culpeper County students, and their parents, got a scare Wednesday morning after school officials received a report of a student with a gun on a school bus. As a result, Culpeper County High School, Culpeper County Middle School and the TRIER Alternative School were all on lock down for about an hour, beginning at 11 a.m. The...
  • The Hard Untruths of Ta-Nehisi Coates

    10/06/2015 4:02:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Commentary ^ | SEPT. 24, 2015 | KYLE SMITH
    The Hard Untruths of Ta-Nehisi Coates A bestselling polemic riven with hatred thrills the liberal elite KYLE SMITH / SEPT. 24, 2015 Suppose you were a white person with a deep-seated dislike for black people, and you were intent on training your son to feel the same way. Suppose that, day after day, week after week, you instructed him to study the details of every instance of black-on-white crime. Say you advised your son to extrapolate from these incidents the notion that black people are generally dangerous, and that your zeal to present him with disturbing anecdotes along these lines...
  • The Cold Anger of Republicans

    10/06/2015 3:55:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 57 replies
    Commentary ^ | OCT. 6, 2015 | PETER WEHNER
    The Cold Anger of Republicans PETER WEHNER / OCT. 6, 2015 In a recent exchange with a family friend, I was told what I already knew: Many Republicans today feel a sense of deep betrayal. This person went on to convey what she hears from her friends: This Congress keeps rolling over and giving Obama everything that he wants. My correspondent added, This feeling has now translated into despising most of the GOPs establishment candidates there is a cold anger which Ive never before witnessed. The topic then turned, as it seemingly must turn these days, to Donald Trump....
  • VW's Illegal Emissions Caused Dozens Of U.S. Deaths, Study Finds (conjectural drivel award)

    10/05/2015 1:18:39 PM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Manufacturing News ^ | Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:00am | Ellen Knickmeyer,
    VW's Illegal Emissions Caused Dozens Of U.S. Deaths, Study Finds Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:00am Ellen Knickmeyer, Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis. The software that the company admitted using to get around government emissions limits allowed VWs to spew enough pollution to cause somewhere between 16 and 94 deaths over seven years, with the annual count increasing more recently as more of the diesels were on the road. The total cost has been well...
  • 1959 Roseburg Blast

    10/04/2015 4:10:22 AM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    In the early morning hours of August 7, 1959 a fire at Gerretsen Building Supply Company ignited a truck parked on the adjacent street. The truck was carrying a two ton load of dynamite and four and one-half tons of ammonium nitrate. The subsequent blast leveled eight city blocks. The explosion created a crater fifty-two feet in diameter and twelve feet deep. Three hundred businesses within a thirty block radius were damaged by the blast. Of those, seventy-two were declared structurally unsafe resulting in major repairs and renovation. Twelve buildings beyond the eight block perimeter were condemned. The face of...
  • Preble Co. historical society theft case ball of yarn

    09/29/2015 12:39:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    WHIO ^ | Updated: 5:44 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 | Posted: 9:48 a.m. - | Breaking News Staff
    <p>The Ohio Auditor of States Office issued a statement indicating the indictment against Lightner is the result of a collaboration among the Auditor of State, Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson and Preble County Prosecutor Martin Votel.</p> <p>Ohio Auditor Dave Yost said in a prepared statement the case against Lightner was like a ball of yarn that just kept unraveling. She stole from taxpayers, the Preble County Historical Society, and even worse, she took advantage of an elderly donor, Yosts statement reads. Sheriff Simpson said in a prepared statement that they worked to identify potential victims and to have a complete picture of what was occurring. The state auditor reports the Preble County Historical Society did not employ a bookkeeper after 2006 and in 2014, the societys trustees found Lightner had misappropriated approximately $14,000 in grant money from OCFC.</p>
  • Green Beret Discharged for Body-Slamming Alleged Child Rapist Breaks Silence,

    09/28/2015 1:29:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 103 replies
    Blaze ^ | Sep. 28, 2015 12:54pm | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Green Beret Discharged for Body-Slamming Alleged Child Rapist Breaks Silence, Provides New and Graphic Details on Why He Felt Compelled to Act Sep. 28, 2015 12:54pm Kaitlyn Schallhorn The Green Beret who is set to be involuntarily discharged in early November has finally spoken out about the situation that caused his punishment in the first place his intervening on behalf of an Afghan boy who was being repeatedly raped. Kicking me out of the Army is morally wrong and the entire country knows it, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland said in his first public statement, which was...
  • Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War

    09/28/2015 1:05:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 2015 | Paul Weston
    Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War Over the past few weeks new cases involving Muslim grooming and pimping gangs have appeared almost daily in the British media. In his latest essay, Paul Weston takes a hard look at what is happening, and what it portends for community cohesion in Britain. Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War By Paul Westonpaulweston The British police are slightly less of a disgrace than they were a couple of years ago. In the not-so-distant past there was little reporting of native British girls being drugged, groomed, raped and murdered by gangs of Muslim...
  • Nicolai Sennels: Psychology:

    09/28/2015 12:57:50 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 | NICOLAI SENNELS
    : Why Islam creates monsters SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 8:07 AM BY NICOLAI SENNELS Psychopathic people and behaviour are found within all cultures and religions. But one tops them all by many lengths. The daily mass killings, terror, persecutions and family executions committed by the followers of Islam are nauseating, and the ingenuity behind the attacks always looking for new and more effective ways of killing and terrorising people is astonishing: hijacking jumbo jets and flying them into skyscrapers, hunting unarmed and innocent people with grenades and automatic rifles in shopping malls, planting bombs in ones own body,...