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  • Girl, 13, Arrested For Vicious Videotaped Attack On Classmate, Small Boy

    06/29/2015 8:11:40 AM PDT · by Signalman · 51 replies
    the smoking gun ^ | 6/29/2015 | smoking gun
    The teenager surrendered to police and was booked into the Dallas County Henry Wade Juvenile Detention Center on assault and injury to a child charges. Investigators--who did not identify the defendant due to her age--began probing the girl after video of the June 19 assault was posted online. The attack occurred outside an elementary school in Rowlett, a Dallas suburb, and was the result of a prior disagreement between the assailant and the 14-year-old victim. As seen in the video, the victim was sitting at a table holding her three-year-old cousin when she was approached by the attacker and another...
  • Dow futures down 226 (Greece shuts down the banks)

    06/28/2015 8:24:06 PM PDT · by Signalman · 30 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 6/28/2015 | cnnmoney
    Greece shuts banks in bid to prevent collapse.
  • Victory in 2016. The left may well regret this week (vanity)

    06/26/2015 8:10:10 AM PDT · by Signalman · 187 replies
    Sefl | 6/26/2015 | Self
    I think there is a distinct possibility that these two disastrous rulings by the USSC may have finally woken up the sleeping Silent Majority. The libs are dancing in the streets now but in Nov. 2016, they may be regret getting what they wished for. The fact is that most blacks and Latinos are against gay marriage. I think the Dems are in for a major defeat in 2016, on all fronts. Maybe I'm being optimistic. But I don't think so.
  • Feds Can’t Verify $2.8 Billion in Obamacare Subsidies

    06/16/2015 3:07:29 PM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/16/2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government cannot verify nearly $3 billion in subsidies distributed through Obamacare, putting significant taxpayer funding “at risk,” according to a new audit report. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit Tuesday finding that the agency did not have an internal system to ensure that subsidies went to the right enrollees, or in the correct amounts. “[The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] CMS’s internal controls did not effectively ensure the accuracy of nearly $2.8 billion in aggregate financial assistance payments made to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act...
  • Hillary’s Flawed Strategy – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    06/15/2015 6:02:39 PM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 6/15/2015 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss Hillary’s flawed strategy. Tune in!
  • OBAMA TO REGULATE 'DIVERSITY' IN WHITE SUBURBS

    06/11/2015 7:16:38 PM PDT · by Signalman · 74 replies
    WND ^ | 6/11/2015 | cheryl Chumley
    President Obama is pressing forward with regulations to diversify wealthy neighborhoods – and critics of the idea haven’t been shy, calling out the idea as ridiculous and an irrational way of advancing the White House’s own vision of a utopian society. The rules, coming from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, could withhold block grants to communities if they don’t build enough so-called affordable housing in wealthy neighborhoods, the Hill reported.
  • 24 Facts That Prove That America Is A Nation Of Slobs

    06/07/2015 4:49:24 PM PDT · by Signalman · 114 replies
    endoftheamericandream ^ | 5/8/2012 | Michael Snyder
    What would our founders say if they could see us now? Americans like to believe that the rest of the world looks up to us, but the truth is that the rest of the world is laughing at us. It may be very difficult for us to admit, but the reality is that America has become a nation of slobs. And I am not just talking about being overweight. Today, Americans are physical, mental, emotional, moral, financial and political slobs. We are addicted to entertainment, we are addicted to shopping, we are addicted to food, we are addicted to prescription...
  • 2/3 of Americans refuse to pay one hundred dollars per year, to prevent global warming

    06/06/2015 10:59:00 AM PDT · by Signalman · 76 replies
    WUWT ^ | 6/6/2015 | eric worrall
    A recent survey by Rasmussen Reports reveals that 2/3 Americans are unwilling to pay even $100 / annum additional costs to prevent global warming.
  • Senator Whitehouse: Use the RICO law against climate “Deniers”

    06/04/2015 9:58:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    WUWT ^ | 6/4/2015 | Eric Worrall
    According to Whitehouse; Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people about the environmental harm caused by carbon pollution. Their activities are often compared to those of Big Tobacco denying the health dangers of smoking. Big Tobacco’s denial scheme was ultimately found by a federal judge to have amounted to a racketeering enterprise. The Big Tobacco playbook looked something like this: (1) pay scientists to produce studies defending your product; (2) develop an intricate web of PR experts and front groups to spread doubt about the real science; (3) relentlessly...
  • EPA pushes forward with biofuels

    05/31/2015 12:22:28 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    WUWT ^ | 5/31/2015 | Eric Worral
    US investment in biofuels are to be expanded under proposals advanced by the US EPA. Under the proposed rule announced Friday, the amount of ethanol in the gasoline supply would increase in coming years, just not as much as set out under federal law. That approach drew criticism from ethanol and farm groups that have pushed to keep high volumes of ethanol in gasoline. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has called for a robust renewable fuels standard while campaigning in Iowa, host of the leadoff presidential caucuses next year. … In a bid to ethanol producers, the administration also...
  • Dems Turning To Bernie Sanders

    05/29/2015 3:35:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 37 replies
    dickmorris.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | Dick Morris
    As negatives pile up on Hillary’s doorstep, the Democratic left is flocking to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. According to Quinnipiac, Sanders has gone from 4% of the Democratic primary vote in April to 8% in April to 15% in their May 28 survey. While Hillary still has 57% of the primary vote (down from 60% last month), Sanders is moving up fast. The Vermont Senator is eclipsing former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, former Virginia senator Jim Webb, and former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chaffee, each of whom gets only 1% of the vote. Among self-described “very liberal Democrats,” Hillary leads...
  • Deaths, gang activity surge as illegals flood border, 30,000 expected

    05/27/2015 9:15:55 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    wash. examiner ^ | 5/27/2015 | Paul Bedard
    A crackdown on children attempting to illegally enter the United States by Mexico and other Latin American nations has cut this year's surge to a still-high 30,000, but proponents believe that has made the situation even more desperate for kids, leading to greater crime and deaths. "Those that are fleeing and trying to get out of their countries are now using even more dangerous tactics with more criminal entities and costing them even more money to get through to safety," said Kimberly Haynes, director of children's services for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Baltimore-based LIRS is a key player in...
  • Does the ‘leader’ of the free world really know so little about climate?

    05/21/2015 8:23:31 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    WUWT ^ | 5/21/2015 | Christopher Monckton
    Mr. Obama’s remarks at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Commencement May 20 demonstrate the extent to which his advisors are keeping him divorced from the facts. The bulk of his speech was devoted to what is now becoming more and more obviously a non-problem: “the challenge … that, perhaps more than any other, will shape your entire careers – and that’s the urgent need to combat and adapt to climate change.” Some facts. In the 11 years 2004-2014, the rate of global warming taken as the mean of the three terrestrial datasets was one-twentieth of a degree. The ARGO ocean...
  • STATES SAYING 'NO' TO CITIES SEEKING TO REGULATE BUSINESSES

    05/17/2015 10:56:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 5/17/2015 | David Lieb
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something about it. So Dan Shaul turned to his state legislator- himself - and guided a bill to passage barring local governments from banning the bags. Shaul's dual role in state government and business may be a bit out of the norm. Yet his actions are not. In capitols across the country, businesses are increasingly using their clout to back laws prohibiting cities and counties from doing things that might affect their ability to make money. In...
  • 22 Very Inconvenient Climate Truths

    05/12/2015 7:54:34 AM PDT · by Signalman · 26 replies
    WUWT ^ | 5/12/2015 | Jean-Pierre Bardinet
    1. The Mean Global Temperature has been stable since 1997, despite a continuous increase of the CO2 content of the air: how could one say that the increase of the CO2 content of the air is the cause of the increase of the temperature? (discussion: p. 4) 2. 57% of the cumulative anthropic emissions since the beginning of the Industrial revolution have been emitted since 1997, but the temperature has been stable. How to uphold that anthropic CO2 emissions (or anthropic cumulative emissions) cause an increase of the Mean Global Temperature? [Note 1: since 1880 the only one period where...
  • Geert Wilders' Response to Texas Jihad Attack Will Have Cowardly Islamists Issuing Fatwas

    05/09/2015 4:52:22 PM PDT · by Signalman · 26 replies
    FreedomOutpost ^ | 5/9/2015 | Tim Brown
    Dutch legislator Geert Wilders, a man that has stood up to Islam in the Netherlands and was an attendee at this past weekend's Muslim Art show where two jihadists were gunned down for trying to attack the event, has decided to respond to that jihad. He's forming his own Muhammad expo! That's right, he's not running. He's standing. The UK Telegraph reports: Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders said on Wednesday he wanted to stage a parliamentary exhibition of the cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed that sparked a deadly shooting in Texas that left two dead. "I am going to request...
  • Scott Walker Targets Jeb Bush in South Carolina Speech

    05/09/2015 3:01:57 PM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    NR.com ^ | 5/9/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Greenville, S.C. — Governor Scott Walker’s appearance at the South Carolina Freedom Summit wasn’t quite a series of standing ovations interrupted by his speech, but it was close. “Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!” an an attendee shouted over the applause as the Wisconsin governor walked on stage. Walker pointed at the man and repeated the word as he began his speech in praise of the military. It was a fitting opening for Walker, who rooted his policy statements in his middle-class background and alluded to his family throughout the speech — as if he planned to convince votes that he is the...
  • U.S. Economic Growth Nearly Stalls Out

    04/29/2015 8:11:57 AM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/29/2015 | Jeffrey Sparshott
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy slowed to a crawl at the start of the year as businesses slashed investment, exports tumbled and consumers showed signs of caution, marking a return to the uneven growth that has been a hallmark of the nearly six-year economic expansion. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, expanded at a 0.2% seasonally adjusted annual rate in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The economy advanced at a 2.2% pace in the fourth quarter and 5% in the third. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected growth...
  • Bill Clinton sold us to the ChiComs; Hillary sold us to the Russians

    04/23/2015 4:24:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/23/2015 | streiff
    I owe the Obama administration an apology. Since the early days of 2009, I’ve attributed our Russia policy to naivete. To that romance which those who sat at the feet of Old School commies feel for the Worker’s Paradise of the former USSR. Sure, there was garden variety incompetence and intellectual bankruptcy but when you staff you administration with academics that is baked in. And, of course, they wanted to prove ‘we are not George Bush’. But mostly, I thought, they were laboring under the naive misconception that Russia was anything other than a rapacious, nuclear armed, kleptocracy. I was...
  • Gang member facing murder charges was spared deportation under Obama program

    04/22/2015 1:26:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/22/2015 | foxnews.com
    The Obama administration has admitted that an illegal immigrant and known gang member -- who recently was charged in the murders of four people -- was allowed to remain in the United States under President Obama's executive actions. Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez was allowed in August 2013 to remain in the U.S., following his request about seven months earlier to stay under the president's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez. Rodriquez acknowledged in a letter to a top Republican senator that Rangel-Hernandez's application was approved, even though a federal crime database...
  • Book on ‘Clinton Cash’ reportedly claims foreign donors got State Dept. favors

    04/20/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/20/2015 | foxnews.com
    The book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," could nevertheless mark the second major political headache for Clinton's budding campaign. Weeks before she announced her candidacy, reports surfaced that she exclusively used a personal email account, and server, while secretary of state. Under pressure, Clinton held a press conference to explain her actions, but transparency questions continue to loom over her bid after she announced it a week ago. Critics have long questioned, as well, the family foundation's history of foreign donations and whether donors got any...
  • Iran Deal Could Lead To Nuclear War – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    04/16/2015 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 4/16/2015 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how the Iran deal could lead to nuclear war. Tune in!
  • Why Hillary Clinton's Campaign Frightens Democrats (from lefty publication)

    04/16/2015 9:47:01 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    New Republic ^ | 4/10/2015 | Brian Beutler
    Hillary Clinton, who reportedly will announce her candidacy this weekend, is such a prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination that she more or less cleared the field simply by behaving like someone who was going to run. That’s as much a testament to her political talent as it is to her nominal association with the boom times of the late 1990s. But it’s also the source of genuine anxiety among liberals, who worry she’ll enter the general election rusty and untested unless someone formidable dares to challenge her in the primary. This sounds like a reasonable point, until...
  • Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Is Depressing

    04/16/2015 9:25:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Dennis Prager
    Hillary Clinton has announced that she is running for president of the United States. What her likely nomination says about the Democratic Party and tens of millions of Americans is depressing. Other than Barack Obama -- whose resume consisted of being a charismatic black -- it is hard to come up with a less accomplished individual who has run for president in our lifetime. And, unfortunately, that is saying something. Moreover, at least Barack Obama had the excuse of having been in public life for only a few years, as a state senator and then a two-year U.S. senator. Hillary...
  • Claim: Arctic and Antarctic will melt “in the next decade”

    04/12/2015 8:19:09 AM PDT · by Signalman · 75 replies
    WUWT ^ | 4/11/2015 | Eric Worral
    Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry Maurie Trewhella, of Victoria University (Australia), has just made a stunning claim about global warming, in a letter to the editor. According to Trewhella; Ian Dunlop’s warning (Comment, 7/4) is especially sobering. The slowing of atmospheric temperature rise over the past 15 years or so, used by climate change sceptics to debunk the work of the IPCC, is, on the contrary, evidence that the solar energy delivered to the Earth is being absorbed by the oceans. The Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets are acting as giant dampers to contain temperature rise in the oceans. When...
  • Glen Campbell MacArthur Park Live 2002 (with SD symphony orch.)

    04/09/2015 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/3/2008 | kanal van drlandy
    With the South Dakota Symphony Live 2002. What a fabulous rendition of a fabulous song by a fabulous singer! Even though he doesn't hit the high notes like in the seventies anymore, this is still outstanding.
  • RSS Shows No Warming For 15 Years. (Now Includes February Data)

    04/09/2015 8:49:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    WUWT ^ | 4/9/2015 | Werner Borzek
    Data from Remote Sensing System (Satellite). In the above graphic, the zero line from February 2000 has been offset to make it visible. It actually falls right on top of the zero trend line from December 1996. The title may seem odd since RSS shows no trend for 18 years and 3 months now. The title was triggered by an exchange several years ago in which we were challenged to show there was no warming for 15 years. I promptly showed that to be the case with RSS, but was accused of cherry picking since I went on the other...
  • Rand Paul stands with Israel

    04/08/2015 7:13:28 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    randpaul.com ^ | 4/8/2015 | Rand Paul
    -video at link- I’m proud to support Israel, America’s longtime friend and ally in the Middle East. Israeli cafés and buses are bombed, towns are victimized by hundreds of rockets, and its citizens are attacked by Palestinian terrorists. It’s time we took a stand for Israel by standing up to the enemies of Israel, the enemies that murder Israeli citizens. That’s why I proposed a bill called the “Stand with Israel Act” to cut off the flow of U.S. taxpayer dollars to the Palestinian Authority. As long as the Palestinian Authority is allied with Hamas not one more tax dollar...
  • Colder Climate will Humiliate Democrats

    04/07/2015 2:56:52 PM PDT · by Signalman · 33 replies
    dr sircus ^ | 4/6/2015 | Dr Sircus
    I really hate to think of what it is going to be like five or ten years on down the road when solar activity flat lines. Canada and upper regions of America saw snow at the end of August of 2014, abruptly cutting short last year’s growing season. Hard winter started in November, and though the news said it was the warmest winter in memory, it was the coldest for hundreds of millions of peoples across the northern hemisphere. Today, April 6 Maine is experiencing record-breaking cold where in Black River it is -20F. It is spring and it is...
  • Another call to arrest climate “deniers”

    04/07/2015 9:18:36 AM PDT · by Signalman · 58 replies
    WUWT ^ | 4/7/2015 | Eric Worral
    Adam Weinstein, of the Gawker, has added his voice to the growing list of greens, who demand a brutal authoritarian response to the vexing problem of people who have a different opinion. According to Weinstein; Man-made climate change happens. Man-made climate change kills a lot of people. It’s going to kill a lot more. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to people’s deaths. It’s time to punish the climate-change liars. This is an argument that’s just being discussed seriously in some circles. It was laid out earlier this month, with all the appropriate caveats,...
  • El Niño or ñot, the Pause lengthens again (18 years 4 months no global warming)

    04/06/2015 9:54:30 AM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    WUWT ^ | 4/6/2015 | Christopher Monckton
    Since December 1996 there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS temperature – so far unaffected by the most persistent el Niño conditions of the present rather attenuated cycle – shows a new record length for the ever-Greater Pause: 18 years 4 months – and counting. This result rather surprises me. I’d expected even a weak el Niño to have more effect that this, but it is always possible that the temperature increase that usually accompanies an el Niño will come through after a lag of four or five months. On the other hand, Roy...
  • Iran Deal: Holocaust In 2026

    04/03/2015 8:23:11 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 4/2/2015 | Dick Morris
    So the basic tradeoff achieved by Secretary of State John Kerry in the talks with Iran boils down to this: Iran has to watch its step for ten years. Then all bets are off. A year later, bombs away! By 2025, most of the sanctions will have been lifted and there will be no incentive for Iran to keep its deal to limit uranium enrichment. And, in any event, the limits will have been weakened after the ten year period. What other nation could be content for its principal adversary to reach a deal not to annihilate it until ten...
  • Second Wave of Illegal Alien Minors Now Crossing Border

    04/01/2015 1:37:55 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    wcbm.com ^ | 4/1/2015 | wcbm
    Only 1 in 6 Being Returned to Home Country Despite past claims by the administration that it has resolved the crisis of unaccompanied alien minors (UACs) streaming across the border, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) records show that a second surge of minors crossing the border is now underway. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) records indicate that the Border Patrol has seized over 12,000 UACs so far in fiscal year 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014- Feb. 28, 2015) and over 10,000 aliens traveling in family units. The Border Patrol is transferring these aliens to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at an...
  • Obama’s Radical New Immigration Ploy – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (Obama Trickery)

    03/30/2015 8:53:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 3/30/2015 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss Obama’s radical new immigration ploy. Tune in!
  • Will the RNC allow Candy Crowley to moderate a debate? (Vanity)

    03/27/2015 8:26:36 AM PDT · by Signalman · 40 replies
    self | 3/27/2014 | self
    My question really is:Will the RNC allow biased leftist "journalists" to moderate the debates and sabotage the GOP candidates while giving a pass to, and even helping, the Dem candidate. Or have they finally wised up and will agree to participate only if conservative moderators take part in the debates. Wondering what others think about this.
  • Why The Fed Ended QE And Why They Can’t Restart It

    03/24/2015 1:54:38 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 3/24/2015 | Dick Morris
    Many stock market investors have, in the back of their minds, the comforting illusion that the Quantitative Easing with which the Fed showered Wall Street during the past three years could restart if the market falters. (Under Quantitative Easing, the Fed gave banks $85 billion each month to help stimulate lending and spending and to drive up stock prices). Some also see that the impending rise in interest rates can be reversed if the economy begins to drop. Both assumptions are really illusions. The factors that impelled an end to Quantitative Easing and to higher interest rates rule out a...
  • 100-year-old car salesman still working six days a week

    03/23/2015 5:54:33 PM PDT · by Signalman · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/23/2015 | Ben Hooper
    CASPER, Wyo., March 23 (UPI) -- A 100-year-old Wyoming man who made his first automobile sale in 1949 said he has no plans to retire from the car dealership. Derrell Alexander, who started his career as a salesman when gas was 17 cents per gallon, celebrated his 100th birthday last week at Whites Mountain Chevrolet in Casper, where he still works six days a week. Customers said they value Alexander for his honesty. "Maybe I've missed sales because I didn't lie to him. But that's OK," Alexander told KCWY-TV. He told the Casper Journal work is part of what keeps...
  • 12,509 illegal kids already over border in second wave, just 1 in 6 returned

    03/23/2015 5:45:21 PM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/23/2015 | Paul Bedard
    The next explosion of illegal teen border crossing is in full swing, but just one-in-six are being sent home, with most of the rest settled in the United States, according to new government figures. The U.S. Border Patrol agency reported that they have seized 12,509 illegals under age 18 since October, making it the second biggest surge in history after last year's unprecedented movement of unaccompanied youths across the nation's southern border. However, when compared to the numbers of illegal kids turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, it is clear that most are being "booked in" to U.S....
  • Bibi on Hannity coming up at top of hour.

    03/19/2015 12:53:56 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    self | 3/19/2015 | self
    Israeli PM Netenyahu will be on Hannity coming up 1:00PM PDST.
  • Starbucks brews backlash with debate on U.S. race relations

    03/18/2015 4:31:19 PM PDT · by Signalman · 109 replies
    Reuters | 3/18/2015 | Lisa Bartelein, Bill Rigny
    <p>Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Howard Schultz has deftly navigated thorny issues such as gay marriage, gun control and Congressional gridlock, but his move to weigh in on U.S. race relations has brewed up a social media backlash.</p> <p>The world's biggest coffee chain kicked off the discussion when it published full-page ads in major U.S. newspapers earlier this week with the words "Shall We Overcome?" at center page and "RaceTogether" and the Starbucks logo near the bottom.</p>
  • How Can Lanny Davis Look at Himself in the Mirror?

    03/15/2015 11:05:57 AM PDT · by Signalman · 28 replies
    BernieGodberg ^ | 3/10/2015 | John Daly
    I’ve come to realize over the years that in the world of politics, there will always be a steady supply of partisan hacks ready and willing to throw themselves on the proverbial sword for the party and the candidates they support. I’m not talking about ideologues who are reflexively defensive of their beliefs, or even campaign workers paid to put a positive face on whoever they work for. I’m talking about the “strategists” on cable news, newspaper op-ed writers, and Internet bloggers who shamelessly spin, distract, and outright lie—all at the expense of their personal credibility and character—to run cover...
  • US to keep more troops in Afghanistan than planned, officials say

    03/15/2015 9:15:05 AM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 3/15/2015 | FoxNews
    The Obama administration is reversing its plans to cut the amount of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to 5,500 by the end of the year, appeasing military leaders who want to keep more troops into 2016, U.S. officials say. Officials have said the administration is poised to slow the withdrawal of forces and probably will allow most of the 9,800 American troops to remain in the embattled country, although no final decision on numbers has been made yet. There have also been discussions to keep counterterrorism troops into 2015 and keep some in the country or be near Afghanistan in 2016....
  • CIA chief says ISIS has 'snowballed'

    03/15/2015 8:42:23 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 3/14/2015 | FoxNews
    CIA Director John Brennan said Friday that the Islamic State had “snowballed” beyond Iraq and Syria, estimating that at least 20,000 fighters from more than 90 countries have gone to join the militant group, several thousand of them from Western nations, including the United States. Brennan’s statement marks a change from the narrative the Obama administration has been pushing on the success of the fight against ISIS. “Left unchecked, the group would pose a serious danger not only to Syria and Iraq, but to the wider region and beyond, including the threat of attacks in the homelands of the United...
  • Climate debate turns nasty

    03/15/2015 8:31:03 AM PDT · by Signalman · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/14/2015 | Timothy Carna
    The debate over climate science has taken a nasty turn. Vice President Biden painted skeptics of climate change as stupid in a recent interview. "I Ihink it’s close to mindless,” he said of skeptics on the HBO program “Vice.” “I think it’s like, you know, almost like denying gravity now.” This is a stunning development, that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, who should know more than anybody else in the world, who’s proposing hundreds of billions of dollars in costs to prevent this climate and temperature increases, doesn’t know whether their projections have been right or wrong,” Sessions...
  • Green Fiasco: 92% Of Swiss Voters Reject Carbon Tax In Referendum

    03/09/2015 8:29:41 PM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    WUWT ^ | 3/9/2015 | Anthony Watts
    Swiss voters Sunday overwhelmingly rejected an initiative that would have scrapped the Alpine country’s value-added-tax system and replaced it with a carbon tax. Roughly 92% of voters opposed the initiative while 8% supported the measure. The initiative would have encouraged Swiss households to use renewable energy sources, including solar and wind, which would have been exempt from taxes. The initiative, which was introduced by the Green Liberal Party of Switzerland, was designed to help lower carbon emissions and reduce global warming. A proposal replacing the main consumer tax with a new levy on non-renewable energy has suffered a blistering defeat...
  • Ted Cruz IS a natural born citizen

    02/27/2015 8:41:40 PM PST · by Signalman · 96 replies
    self | 2/27/2014 | Self
    Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, CA on December 22nd, 1970. At the time of his birth, his mother was an American citizen. Now picture a female American soldier stationed in, say, Germany. She gives birth to a boy. The boy was not born in CONUS, but there is no doubt he is an American citizen because his mother is a US citizen. To me, Cruz's situation is equvilaent. There is nothing in the Constutution, to my knowledge stating that Cruz would not be eligible to be POTUS based on the circumstances of his birth.
  • In This Market, Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

    02/15/2015 11:20:15 AM PST · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Monday Morning ^ | 2/15/2015 | Michael Lewitt
    Stocks hit new records last week as central banks around the world continued writing checks to prop up still struggling economies, the price of oil stabilized, Vladimir Putin lured the West into a phony truce in the Ukraine, and Athens and the EU tried to pretend that Greece isn't hopelessly insolvent or that it even matters if it is or isn't. In other words, investors were once again all too willing to ignore economic reality and drink the Kool Aid being served by central bankers and politicians. We might as well call this the "Jonestown Market" because the cult leader...
  • U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare (Destroying Capitalism)

    02/13/2015 11:29:01 AM PST · by Signalman · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 2/10/2015 | IBD
    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. "This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change...
  • U.S. Marines handed over their guns before leaving Yemen

    02/11/2015 6:11:24 PM PST · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/11/2015 | phil stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Marines handed over their remaining weapons to Yemenis at the airport in the capital, Sanaa, on Wednesday before boarding commercial aircraft to leave the country following the closure of the U.S. embassy, the Pentagon said. The Pentagon said the Marines destroyed heavy weapons in their embassy arsenal, including machine guns, before leaving for the airport but remained armed with smaller weapons until the end to ensure a safe exit from the country. "The movement from the embassy to the aircraft required armed Marines," Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said at a briefing. The U.S....
  • Winter Returns to New England this Weekend

    01/22/2015 4:04:28 PM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    Roy Spencer ^ | 1/22/2014 | Roy Spencer
    After almost two months of mostly balmy winter weather, a pair of winter storms will bring a foot or more of snow to much of New England starting this weekend. The first storm will travel up the East Coast on Saturday as a nor’easter, then an Alberta Clipper type storm will follow on Monday and Tuesday. The second storm could be the more potent one, with higher winds and disrupting the work-week. Here are the currently forecast snow totals ending next Wednesday morning, Jan. 28 After almost two months of mostly balmy winter weather, a pair of winter storms will...