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  • FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Face Extradition to U.S.

    05/26/2015 10:09:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 5-27-2015 | MATT APUZZO, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and SAM BORDENMAY
    Swiss authorities began an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption charges. As leaders of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, gathered for their annual meeting, more than a dozen plain-clothed Swiss law enforcement officials arrived unannounced at the Baur au Lac hotel, an elegant five-star property with views of the Alps and Lake Zurich. The officers went to the registration desk to get keys, then headed upstairs toward the hotel rooms. One FIFA official was led by the authorities from his room to a side-door exit...
  • From death row to freedom, Paula Cooper dead of apparent suicide (Pope John Paul II Interceded)

    05/26/2015 5:03:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 59 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | 5-26-2015 | Dan Carden
    Paula Cooper, a Gary native who at age 16 was the youngest death row inmate in the United States before an international outcry helped reduce her sentence, killed herself Tuesday near an Indianapolis office building. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said officers were called to the 9500 block of Angola Court, near the northwest Indianapolis-Carmel border, Tuesday morning in response to a report of a body lying near a tree. The Marion County coroner's office confirmed that Cooper, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:38 a.m. Indianapolis time from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Cooper's death...
  • Mitsubishi Corporation rumored to be readying a bid for GE Capital

    05/26/2015 12:21:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    Fleet News ^ | 5-26-2015 | Fleet News
    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is said to be among 12 companies which have signed non-disclosure agreements over the prospective acquisition of GE Capital Sponsor Finance. According to peHub, which first reported the news, other companies that have signed NDAs include Apollo Management and Ares Management. Other potential buyers are said to be Blackstone Group LP, Wells Fargo & Co, and American fleet management company Element. GE Capital Sponsor Finance is expected to sell within 90 days. In April, General Electric announced it was selling its global fleet management and leasing businesses because it was becoming increasingly difficult to generate a...
  • 'Red Alert' Siren Sounds in Southern Israel

    05/26/2015 11:21:59 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-26-2015 | Arutz
    A "Red Alert" siren has sounded in southern Israel, near the cities of Lachish, Ashdod, and Bnei Darom. We will update with more information once it becomes available
  • Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department

    05/26/2015 9:50:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    IBT ^ | 26 May 2015 | David Sirota,Andrew Perez
    Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States' oil-rich ally in the Middle East. Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region's fragile balance of power. The deal appeared to collide with the State Department’s documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family. But now, in late 2011, Hillary Clinton’s State...
  • Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake, 38.6 km S of Caliente, NV

    05/22/2015 11:57:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 78 replies
    USGS ^ | 22-may-2015 | USGS
    9km (24mi) SSW of Caliente, Nevada 78km (48mi) NW of Mesquite, Nevada 101km (63mi) WNW of Saint George, Utah 107km (66mi) W of Washington, Utah 455km (283mi) SSW of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • ISIS: Michelle Obama Is Worth $40

    05/22/2015 11:32:19 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5-22-2015 | Katie Zavadski
    The latest issue of an ISIS propaganda magazine puts a price on the First Lady in the slavery market it says will one day come to the United States. The newest issue of English-language ISIS propaganda mag Dabiq promises to bring slave markets to the West—and claims the first lady won’t fetch a large price. “I swear by Allah, O you who feign to be knowledgeable and shout with falsehood in every gathering, surely the slave markets will be established against the will of the politically ‘correct’!” decries Umm Sumayyah al Muhajirah, an allegedly female columnist for Dabiq who penned...
  • Saudi Arabia attack: Islamic State claims Shia mosque bombing

    05/22/2015 9:25:52 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-22-2015 | BBC
    The Islamic State (IS) group says it was behind a suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia that killed at least 10 people. The attack in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province is the first to be claimed by the Saudi branch of IS, which was formally established last November. The claim was posted on Twitter with an image of the bomber by an account that is a reliable source on the group. IS has previously threatened to attack Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia. Witnesses reported a huge blast at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh, in...
  • 1,000 weapons recovered at Waco biker brawl? Not quite, cops now say

    05/21/2015 11:52:56 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 247 replies
    LATimes ^ | 5-21-2015 | Micheal Muskal
    Police in Waco, Texas, have sharply revised downward the number of weapons seized after a deadly brawl in a shopping center parking lot that left nine people dead, 18 wounded and 177 facing criminal charges of engaging in an organized criminal activity.. Police said earlier this week they expected to recover 1,000 weapons but now put the number at about 320. Snip-- The weapons recovered include 118 handguns, 157 knives and 43 others, which includes brass knuckles and chains. Some weapons had been quickly stashed -- under seat cushions and even in a toilet. Police also said an AK-47 assault...
  • ISIS seizes large weapons arsenal abandoned by Iraqi Army in Ramadi says US Department of Defense

    05/20/2015 1:28:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 80 replies
    IraqiNews ^ | 5-20-2015 | Abdelhak Mamoun
    The US Department of Defense “Pentagon” accused the Iraqi army of leaving behind large quantities of weapons and ammunition when it pulled out of the city of Ramadi on Sunday. The weapons, which have been seized by ISIS, include tanks, armored vehicles and heavy guns. After the fall of the city of Mosul at the hands of ISIS last June, the latter have seized massive amounts of American weapons and sophisticated gear left by the Iraqi army. After this date ISIS became stronger; it doubled its strength and its fighters became roaming by “Humvee” vehicles and American tanks and they...
  • Breaking: Historic Palmyra, Syria FALLS to ISIS

    05/20/2015 12:03:49 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 121 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-20-2015 | Jim Hoft
    The ancient city of Palmyra, Syria fell to ISIS late Wednesday. Syrian television is airing nationalist songs over nature scenes.
  • Kentucky GOP Gov Primary - 99.7% counted, Bevin Leads Comer by 80 Votes

    05/19/2015 6:53:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Vanity | 5-19-2015 | TCRLAF
    WOW Louisville Courier-Journal's vote count: Kentucky governor primary Last updated: May 19, 2015, 9:49 p.m. EST Matt Bevin 32.9% 70,479 James Comer 32.9% 70,396 Hal Heiner 27.1% 57,948 Will Scott 7.2% 15,364 http://datacenter.courier-journal.com/projects/2015-ky-primary-elections/
  • Russia Bans NATO Military Transit To Afghanistan

    05/19/2015 4:00:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | 5-19-2015 | MINA
    Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has revoked a decree that allowed delivery of NATO military equipment to Afghanistan through Russian territory. According to the official document, signed by Medvedev and published on Monday, all previous decisions on NATO cargo transit to Afghanistan have now been revoked. This includes an act allowing delivery of military hardware and equipment via rail, motor vehicles, or through Russian airspace. The Russian Foreign Ministry has been ordered to inform all the countries involved.
  • Cruise ship originating out of Boston runs aground in Bermuda (Norwegian Dawn)

    05/19/2015 3:17:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    WCVB ^ | 5-19-2015 | WCVB
    A cruise ship that originated in Boston has run aground in Bermuda, according to the United States Coast Guard. Coast Guard officials said the Norwegian Dawn ran aground after leaving Bermuda on Tuesday evening. There are 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members on board. Coast Guard officials said the situation is being assessed and the ship was stable.
  • Bernie Sanders Wants Huge ‘Robin Hood’ Stock Tax To Make College Free

    05/19/2015 9:31:47 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-19-2015 | Eric Owens
    Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate and self-proclaimed socialist who wants the United States to morph into a vast Scandinavia, is holding a Tuesday press conference to explain how he will soak the rich to make tuition at public, four-year colleges and universities free. Sanders will propose legislation to fund his free-college scheme with massive new taxes on stock transactions, Bloomberg reports. The Vermont senator’s bill, if passed, would add a 50-cent tax for every “$100 of stock trades on stock sales, and lesser amounts on transactions involving bonds, derivatives, and other financial instruments,” according to a press release
  • Experts: U.S. claims Ramadi a mere setback are ‘delusional

    05/18/2015 6:27:56 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    McClatchey DC ^ | 5-18-2015 | Jonathan S. Landay and Hannah Allam
    The Obama administration Monday called the fall of the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province to the Islamic State a temporary setback that Iraqi forces would reverse with U.S. support. Experts dismissed that assessment as ludicrous. “Delusional, really, is the better word,” Ali Khedery, a former U.S. official who served as an adviser to five U.S. ambassadors to Iraq and three heads of U.S. Central Command, said of the administration’s statement. “It’s unbelievable, frankly. I now know what it’s like to have lived through Vietnam, I guess.” Experts called the loss a stunning blow to the Iraqi government and U.S. strategy....
  • Iraqi premier: Don't abandon Anbar to Islamic State group

    05/17/2015 9:49:46 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 5-17-2015 | Samir Yakoub
    Iraqi state television is reporting the country's prime minister has ordered security forces not to abandon their positions in Anbar province to the Islamic State group. The order Sunday by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi came as some Iraqi forces retreated from Ramadi, the provincial capital. It wasn't clear whether Iraq still maintained any control of the city, which the Islamic State group seized much of in recent days. Already Sunday, coordinated suicide bomb attacks targeted Iraqi forces in Ramadi. Some Iraqi forces apparently left behind their weapons and vehicles. Earlier, al-Abadi ordered Shiite militias to prepare for going into the...
  • Iraq Asks for Immediate Military Support from US to Save Anbar

    05/17/2015 9:43:55 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    BasNews ^ | 5-17-2015 | Diyar Aziz
    The Iraqi government and army officials have sent a plea to United States officials in Baghdad, asking for military support as soon as possible to prevent Ramadi, the largest city in Anbar Province, from falling to Islamic State (IS). At a meeting held in Baghdad on Sunday to discuss the latest advances of IS in Anbar, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi warned that the jihadists may take the western Iraqi province. The meeting was attended by Iraqi army commanders, the Parliament Speaker, US Ambassador Stuart Jones and a number of Iraqi political leaders. They discussed a plan to repel the IS...
  • BREAKING: #Ferguson Protest Leaders Paid $5,000 a Month to Disrupt & Instigate Violence

    05/16/2015 12:39:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Gateway Pundit. ^ | 5-16-2015 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Earlier this week black protesters staged a protest at at the office of MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) on Thursday to press their claim that groups led by whites have collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations off of the Black Lives Matter movement without paying the Black participants their fair share.</p>
  • ‘We gonna just **** you up’- Black #Ferguson Activists Threaten White Liberals for Protest Pay

    05/16/2015 11:29:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-15-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    #CutTheCheck. That’s the hashtag for Black activists demanding payment from white liberals for taking part in the months-long protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the police shooting death of unarmed Black teenaged criminal Michael Brown in a confrontation with white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last August. Black activists held a sit-in at the office of MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) on Thursday to press their claim that groups led by whites have collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations off of the Black Lives Matter movement without paying the Black participants their fair share. During the sit-in,...
  • Star Wars Episode VII: Daniel Craig will be a Stormtrooper

    05/15/2015 11:33:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    MSN Entertainment ^ | 5-15-2015 | MSN
    aniel Craig will be a Stormtrooper It looks as though Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to be even more exciting as it's been revealed that Daniel Craig will be a Stormtrooper in the upcoming movie. It wasn't exactly supposed to be revealed just yet but actor Simon Pegg accidentally let it slip to The Sun newspaper. We knew that both were linked to the film but their roles were top secret...until now.
  • Geraldo: ABC Fired Me for $200 Donation, Why Not the Same for Stephanopoulos?

    05/15/2015 10:27:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3-15-2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Geraldo Rivera sees a double standard at work in ABC News’ decision to stand by George Stephanopoulos after the network’s chief anchor apologized for failing to publicly disclose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation over the last three years. In a Facebook post Friday morning, Rivera claimed he was fired by ABC News in 1985 for making a $200 political donation and wondered why Stephanopoulos isn’t getting the same treatment. “In 1985, after fifteen great years, I was fired by ABC News,” Rivera wrote. “The official reason for my firing was a non-disclosed $200 donation to a family friend...
  • REPORT: US Troops Flee Habbaniyya Base Near Ramadi From ISIS

    05/15/2015 9:56:18 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-15-2015 | Jim Hoft
    There are numerous reports from Ramadi, Iraq that US troops have fled from the nearby Habbiniyya Base east of the city. The Ramadi city center was taken by ISIS today.
  • IS jihadists seizes government HQ in Iraq's Ramadi: officials

    05/15/2015 5:43:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-15-2015 | AFP
    Islamic State fighters took over the main government compound in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Friday, giving them nearly full control over Anbar's provincial capital, the group and officials said.
  • Former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold launches bid to regain seat

    05/14/2015 8:35:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    UK Gaurdian ^ | 3-14-2015 | Tom McCartyhy
    Russ Feingold, the only US senator who voted against the 2001 Patriot Act, has announced he will launch a campaign to regain his seat in 2016. Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat, lost a re-election bid in 2010 to Ron Johnson, a Tea Party Republican. Feingold had served three terms. In a video released on Thursday and first obtained by the Huffington Post, Feingold says that “billionaires and big corporations are calling the shots” and “we need to get started fixing all this”. “Let’s fight together for change,” Feingold says. “That means helping to bring back to the US Senate strong independence,...
  • Five Iranian boats fire shots in the Persian Gulf

    )—Five Iranian boats fired shots across the bow of a Singapore flagged cargo vessel in the Persian Gulf on Thursday in an attempt to potentially stop the ship, a U.S. official told CNN. For the first time, the incident brought another Persian Gulf nation into the recent rising maritime tensions in the region. It is not yet clear if any of the rounds hit the Alpine Eternity. There were no U.S. citizens or cargo on board. The Pentagon is still gathering information about the incident.
  • BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/13/2015 4:28:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 498 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5-13-2015 | Chuck C. Johnson
    Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit. ABC 6 previously reported that “Brandon Boshan,” not Brandon Bostian, was to blame for the deadly crash. (They have since taken down the link.) Bostian is a gay activist who previously worked at Target as a cashier before joining Amtrak, according to his LinkedIn.
  • Q2 GDP Forecast Cut To 0.7% By Atlanta Fed

    05/13/2015 11:34:01 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5-13-2015 | Durden
    Zero Hedge first brought attention to the Atlanta Fed over two months ago, when the first massive divergence between bullish consensus and objective reality appeared. Since then it has been nothing but a downhill race for reality, with consensus scrambling to catch up. Moments ago, the Atlanta Fed just cut its Q2 GDP forecast once more, this time to 0.7% from 0.8%. This is on the back of a Q1 GDP which as of this moments is around -1.0%. From the Atlanta Fed: The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the second quarter of...
  • Celebrations erupt in Burundi amid coup reports

    05/13/2015 10:07:38 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 5-13-2015 | AL Jezeera
    Celebrations have broken out in Burundi's capital Bujumbura over reports of a coup against the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The developments came after an army officer reportedly announced on Wednesday that Nkurunziza and his government had been dismissed. Major-General Godefroid Niyombare, who was fired by Nkurunziza as intelligence chief in February, made the announcement at a military barracks, reports said. He was surrounded by several other senior officers from the army and police, Reuters news agency reported. "Regarding President Nkurunziza's arrogance and defiance of the international community which advised him to respect the constitution and Arusha peace agreement, the...
  • Fraud probe in Nigel Farage-contested Thanet South seat (UKIP)

    05/13/2015 9:23:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5-13-2015 | BBC News
    Kent Police are making inquiries into a report of electoral fraud in the Thanet South seat, contested in the general election by Nigel Farage. The UKIP leader failed to win the seat, losing out to Conservative candidate Craig Mackinlay. Mr Farage secured 16,026 votes, with Mr Mackinlay achieving 18,838. A spokeswoman for Kent Police said "inquires were ongoing" and the force could not say any more at this stage. 'Postal vote problems' The result was not declared at the count at Margate's Winter Gardens until about 10.35 GMT on Friday, hours later than expected. BBC reporters were told by officials...
  • 50 Hurt After Amtrak Train Derails in Philly

    05/12/2015 7:04:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 347 replies
    At least 50 people were hurt after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to officials. Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Amtrak-Derailment-Philadelphia--303536331.html#ixzz3ZypyykBM Follow us: @nbcphiladelphia on Twitter | nbcphiladelphia on Facebook
  • Exclusive: Greece taps IMF reserves to pay IMF debt - sources

    05/12/2015 10:07:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-12-2015 | Lefteris Papadimas and George Georgiopoulos
    Greece emptied an IMF holding account to repay 750 million euros ($840 million) due to the fund, a Greek central bank official said, avoiding default but underscoring the dire state of the country's finances. With Athens close to running out of cash and a deal with its international creditors still elusive, there had been doubts about whether the leftist-led government would pay the IMF or opt to save cash to pay salaries and pensions later this month. Greece, like all other International Monetary Fund members, holds reserves from the IMF that are denominated in Special Drawing Rights (SDR), a basket...
  • 3 reportedly shot at Isla Vista, nearly a year after deadly rampage

    05/11/2015 8:50:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    LATimes ^ | 5-11-2015 | Matt Hamilton
    anta Barbara County sheriff's officials were responding to reports Monday night of a shooting in the Isla Vista area near UCSB. The shooting occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. in the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde Road, according to an emergency alert issued by UC Santa Barbara. A county fire captain said in a tweet that three people were wounded by gunfire. The suspected gunman was believed to be a man driving a white sedan, according to the university, which placed all dorms on lockdown and advised those in the area to shelter in place. The latest violence comes nearly a...
  • Russia Asks Greece To Join BRICS Bank

    05/11/2015 11:06:02 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5-11-2015 | Durden
    As if the discussions in Brussels and Athens were not mired in enough uncertainty, Bloomberg reports that a Greek official confirms: -STORCHAK ASKED TSIPRAS FOR GREECE TO JOIN BRICS BANK: OFFICIAL The pivot appears to continue. Reportedly, Tsipras was pleasntly surprised by the proposal. As Bloomberg reports, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak spoke with Greek PM Alexis Tsipras today, proposed that Greece become 6th member of New Development Bank set up by Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, a Greek govt official says in e-mail to reporters. Tsipras said keen to discuss matter in St. Petersburg Economic Forum June...
  • France Could Sell Mistral Warships Meant For Russia To China, Report Says

    05/11/2015 9:37:59 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    IBT ^ | 5-11-2015 | Thomas Barrabi
    France may sell China the same two Mistral-class warships that would have been delivered to Russia under the terms of a nixed 2011 deal, according to a report. French officials opted not to sell the ships to Russia last November amid Moscow’s increased military activity in Eastern Europe. A potential sale of the Mistrals to China was one of several options French officials were considering to mitigate the financial loss associated with the canceled deal, Russia-owned outlet Sputnik News reports, citing a report from the Watch China Times. The ships could also be integrated into the French navy or sold...
  • Moroccan F-16 jet from Saudi-led coalition in Yemen goes missing

    05/10/2015 10:47:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 10 May 2015 | AlJezeera
    A Moroccan F-16 warplane taking part in a bombing campaign in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia has gone missing, the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces has said in a statement. Morocco announced its backing of Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the military offensive in March, and has had F-16 warplanes stationed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Reuters news agency reported on Monday. "One of the F-16s of the Royal Armed Force made at the disposal of the coalition led by Saudi Arabia to restore the legitimacy in Yemen went missing on Sunday at 6pm local time," FAR's statement...
  • Isolated? China & Russia Celebrate Victory Day Together, Obama Absent

    05/09/2015 10:22:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5-8-2015 | Durden
    When a Chinese honor guard joins a military parade in Russia’s capital this weekend, watched by China’s President Xi Jinping, it will mark more than just a symbolic recognition of the two countries’ contributions to the Allied victory in 1945. China’s participation also reflects an upgrade of its military ties with Russia, including joint naval exercises and a revival of arms purchases, that could complicate U.S.-led efforts to counter both nations’ expanding military activities, analysts and diplomats say. They’ve basically come to a consensus that despite their differences over some national interests, they really face the same common enemy,” said...
  • Underwater graveyard of hundreds of World War Two planes revealed

    05/08/2015 12:36:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5-8-2015 | Lydia Wilgress
    A series of incredible photographs showing more than 150 lost World War Two aircraft 130-feet under the Pacific Ocean has been released. The stunning images show the planes surrounded by coral and fish as they lie - sometimes vertically - on the seabed more than seven decades after they were dumped there. The find includes historic American aircraft including Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers, F4U Corsair and TBF/TBM Avengers.Amazingly, many of the planes have remained intact, with only a few broken tails and wings littering the floor. Brandi Mueller, from Cameron, Wisconsin, discovered the planes while scuba diving around five...
  • Black Panther Leader Announces Plans To Bomb Nurseries To Kill White Babies

    05/08/2015 10:42:40 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 138 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 5-7-2015 | AM
    Black Panther leaders are planning ways to make the chaos last and spread across the nation. Two leaders of the New Black Panther Party, Chief of Staff Michelle Williams and King Samir Shabazz, are calling Baltimore rioters for even more violence against whites. (SNIP) During an appearance on Shabazz’s radio show, Williams regularly made fun of “crackers” and black conservatives. Agreeing with her, Shabazz went a step further and made a terrifying threat: he called on blacks to firebomb nurseries so that they can kill as many white babies as possible. Shabazz added that this was a good suggestion because...
  • Inquiry to examine (UK) Election Polls Major Failure

    05/08/2015 8:21:54 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Newstalk ^ | 5-8-2015 | Newstalk
    Polls had the race neck and neck until the last moment An independent inquiry is to be carried out into the accuracy of election polls after underestimates of the Conservatives' lead over Labour. Predictions of a neck-and-neck race, a near-balanced parliament, and a potential constitutional crisis following the General Election put forward by all major pollsters during the campaign were proved drastically wrong. In the end, David Cameron's party secured an overall majority, something even the exit poll of 22,000 voters at 141 polling stations did not detect. The British Polling Council (BPC), which acts as the association for opinion...
  • Iain Duncan Smith: Voting for Ukip and Nigel Farage is like writing Britain's 'suicide note'

    05/05/2015 9:59:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 5-4-2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    Voting for UKIP is like writing a “suicide note” which will “not be forgiven” if it denies Britain the chance to vote on whether to remain a member of the EU, Iain Duncan Smith warns today. In a heartfelt intervention just 48 hours before polling day, the former Conservative leader urges those considering voting UKIP not to jeopardise a decades-long campaign he has waged to change Britain’s relationship with Brussels. • Latest election polls for May 5 The Work and Pensions Secretary describes a vote for Ukip as “unfathomable” as it risks allowing a weak minority Labour government – backed...
  • Mayor lifts citywide curfew in Baltimore

    05/03/2015 9:11:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    WAMR ABC2 ^ | 5-3-2015 | Drew Angerer
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the citywide curfew Sunday morning after a day of peaceful rallies and protests in the city. "Effective immediately, I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew,” the mayor said in a statement.
  • There was heroism and cruelty on both sides, the truth behind one of Ukraine's deadliest days

    05/02/2015 11:58:20 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    UK Gaurdian ^ | 30 April 2015 | Howard Amos
    The emergency calls became increasingly desperate. “When are you coming? It’s already burning and there are people inside,” a woman told the fire brigade dispatcher. Minutes later, callers started describing how people were jumping from the upper floors. “Have you lost your minds?” one man asked, his voice breaking. “There are women and children in the building!” another man yelled. In one of the most deadly episodes in Ukraine’s turbulent 2014 power transition, 48 people were killed and hundreds injured on 2 May last year in the Black Sea port of Odessa. Street battles culminated in a fatal fire at...
  • Baltimore Burning - Wed. Night Live Thread - 20 Minutes Until Curfew

    04/29/2015 6:42:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 104 replies
    Various | 4-30-2015 | TCRLAF
    Frankly, I don't expect much action tonight, though the Soros-funded protests in New York seem to be heating up a bit, with several arrests. RESOURCES: Baltimore City Police Special Event Scanner: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/20121/web Baltimore Police Districts scanner feed: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/3918/web WBAL: http://www.wbaltv.com/ VICE News Live Feed: https://news.vice.com/article/live-from-the-protests-in-baltimore Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=baltimore Reddit Baltimore Protests Thread: http://www.reddit.com/live/ut948b9s23la
  • Baltimore Orioles Caleb Joseph Signs Fake Aurographs, Takes Fake Applause at Game no one attends!

    04/29/2015 11:15:04 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    Twitter via VINE ^ | 4-29-2015 | Jake Ciely
    This Vine from twitter really says it all about what's happening in Baltimore, doesn't it? https://vine.co/v/e7Z0T35Xg2n
  • US Economy Grinds To A Halt, Again: Q1 GDP Tumbles Below Expectations, Rises Paltry 0.2%

    04/29/2015 10:02:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 4-29-2015 | Durden
    And so the Atlanta Fed, whose "shocking" Q1 GDP prediction Zero Hedge first laid out nearly 2 months ago, with its Q1 GDP 0.1% forecast was spot on. Moments ago the BEA reported that Q1 GDP was far worse than almost everyone had expected, and tumbled from a 2.2% annualized growth rate at the end of 2014 to just 0.2%, in a rerun of last year when it too "snowed" in the winter. This was well below the Wall Street consensus of a print above 1.0%. n other words, in the quarter in which the S&P rose to unseen highs,...
  • Saudi King replaces Crown Prince in cabinet reshuffle

    04/28/2015 8:54:55 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    AL Jazeera ^ | 4-29-2015 | Al Jazeera And Agencies
    audi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sacked his younger half-brother as crown prince and appointed his nephew, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as the new heir apparent, state television said. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall, reporting from Jizan in the country's south, said the reshuffle was announced by royal decree via state television early on Wednesday. SNIP-- Political earthquake' Khalil Jahshan, the executive director for the Arab Centre of Washington from Fairfax, Virginia, said that the reshuffle constitutes a "political earthquake of the greatest magnitude". "The Saudi Arabia we knew a few hours ago is no longer," Jahshan told Al...
  • CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Blames Military Veterans For Baltimore Riots VIDEO

    04/28/2015 6:29:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-28-2015 | Alex Griswold
    While conducting an interview with Democratic Maryland Representative Elijiah Cummings, CNN host Brooke Baldwin questioned whether the violence in Baltimore had something to do with the amount of military veterans in the police department. “Another thing that has to be done here, is we’ve really got to look at our police department,” Cummings began.
  • Baltimore Burning - Extended Edition - Live Thread (40 Minutes to Curfew)

    04/28/2015 6:21:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 415 replies
    Various | 4-28-2015 | TCRLAF
    Darkness is falling, and reports are that the crowds are getting larger and more tense. Scattered reports of limited looting, so far. Resources: Baltimore City Police Special Event Scanner: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/20121/web WBAL: http://www.wbaltv.com/ RT Live Protest Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIIYrEMvZMU VICE News Live Feed: https://news.vice.com/article/live-from-the-protests-in-baltimore Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=baltimore Baltimore Dispatch just gave the 40 minute warning. Sounds like they are really serious about enforcing a FULL curfew.
  • Orioles-White Sox game will be played Wednesday, closed to public

    04/28/2015 12:20:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-28-2015 | ESPN/ABC News
    The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play the finale of their three-game series Wednesday at Camden Yards in a game that will be closed to the public. The revised plan was announced Tuesday after widespread public unrest in Baltimore forced a postponement of a White Sox-Orioles game for the second consecutive day.