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  • Krauthammer on Landrieu $100 Million Louisiana Purchase Buyoff: It’s a New Kind of Business as Usual

    11/21/2009 1:40:01 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 19 replies · 1,832+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 21, 2009 - 01:26 | Jeff Poor
    Remember earlier this year when the new era of hope and change was ushered into Washington, D.C. and President Barack Obama made the statement on day one his policies would “represent a clean break from business as usual"? Not so fast says Charles Krauthammer, columnist for The Washington Post and Fox News regular. Krauthammer on the Nov. 20 broadcast of Fox News “Special Report with Bret Baier” explained that a certain provision put into to the Senate version of health care legislation to favor undecided Democratic senators, specifically Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., represents a different brand of politics from what...
  • Christian Leaders Release Declaration of Conscience[ “believers must fight and disobey those laws” ]

    11/20/2009 4:14:52 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 17 replies · 1,021+ views
    CBN ^ | 20 Nov | Staff
    More than 150 Christian leaders are issuing a “call of conscience” to America-- urging them reaffirm their opposition to abortion, stem cell research and same-sex marriage. “The Manhattan Declaration” stresses the need to protect religious freedom in in the U.S. It’s signed by seminary leaders, pastors, professors and the heads of ministries. The Christian leaders have come together across denominational lines to call on believers everywhere to radically commit to fight for the sanctity of life, marriage and religious liberty. “And in all three of these areas we see threats in the culture and in our politics.” Robert George, one...
  • 500 people chanting “Al Gore’s a liar” in Portland yesterday [VIDEO]

    11/19/2009 12:03:05 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 20 replies · 1,246+ views
    Youtube ^ | 18 Nov
    Youtube video linked at After being entertained by “We The Band", Our group walked down to the front entrance of Keller Auditorium to voice our displeasure with Al Gore and his faulty theories that he espouses in an attempt to become the first “carbon billionaire".
  • Elderly [84 years young] Las Vegas man shoots violent home invader in self defense

    11/17/2009 12:44:35 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 12 replies · 968+ views
    Self-Defense Examiner ^ | 15 Nov | Eric Puryear
    An elderly Las Vegas, NV homeowner used his gun to fend off multiple home invaders early Thursday morning. Police say that an unknown number of intruders kicked in the door of a home near Rancho and Vegas Drive at 5:30AM. The intruders are said to have attacked the elderly homeowner, prompting him to grab his gun and fire in self defense. One of the attackers was fatally wounded, and the other criminals fled, according to police. The homewoner was unharmed. It is a sad fact that criminals prey on senior citizens, seeing them as easy targets. Unarmed senior citizens can...
  • INSIDE THE RING [Hasan/al-Awlaki connection]

    11/16/2009 12:00:44 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 15 replies · 709+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12 Nov | Bill Gertz
    Federal investigators chasing e-mail and other communication links between Fort Hood shooting suspect Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and radical Islamist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki should consult a new book that cites documents on the al Qaeda imam. “Muslim Mafia,” by investigative reporter Paul Sperry, reports on copies of once-secret U.S. immigration records revealing that U.S.-born Awlaki was detained by authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Oct. 10, 2002, as a terrorist suspect as he tried to re-enter the United States from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was mysteriously released because a warrant for his arrest had been rescinded the...
  • Europe Cracks Down on Home School Parents

    11/15/2009 12:11:54 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 16 replies · 1,123+ views
    CBN ^ | 14 Nov | Dale Hurd
    MUNICH, Germany - Increasing custody cases in Europe are proof that officials there have declared war against home schooling and parental rights, according to some residents. In Sweden, police burst onto a plane and took 7-year-old Dominic Johansson from his parents as they were about to leave the country. Months earlier, they told school officials they were going to home school Dominic, prompting officials to open an investigation. In a similar case in Germany, the government abducted 7-year-old Dan Schulz while the family was sleeping. He can be heard on tape screaming that he doesn’t want to leave his home....
  • Maddow Complains Labeling Hasan Terrorist Would ‘Paint the Democrats as Soft on Terror’ [ADMITS IT]

    11/13/2009 9:14:15 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 27 replies · 1,037+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 13, 2009 - 12:05 | Jeff Poor
    It’s one thing to avoid the “terrorist” label when reporting on Ft. Hood suspect Major Nidal Hasan. It’s quite another to say that those who do use it are making a political calculation to “paint the Democrats as soft terror.” Yet that’s what MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow insisted on her Nov. 11 broadcast. Maddow launched into a minute-and-a-half soliloquy on why it is bad for the Democratic Party when commentators label Hasan a “terrorist.” She even attempted to make the case on Hasan’s behalf against a terrorism label. Who needs a legal team when you have friends like Maddow and Chris...
  • FBI: Ft. Hood Shooter Had Jihadist Connections

    11/12/2009 12:11:42 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 12 replies · 430+ views
    CBN ^ | November 11, 2009 | Erick Stakelbeck
    Americans continue to wonder whether the terrorist rampage at Fort Hood could have been prevented. What did government agencies know about Nidal Malik Hasan, and when did they know it? And how deep were Hasan’s jihadist connections overseas? In this post-9/11 world, it seems hard to believe. Details are emerging that U.S. government agencies knew about Hasan’s contacts with Islamic radicals linked to al Qaeda -- and concluded that those contacts did not pose a threat to America’s national security. For months, federal investigators monitored Hasan’s e-mail correspondence with Anwar al-Awalki, an al Qaeda recruiter living in Yemen who has...
  • Lieberman on Public Option Health Care: ‘I Have No Other Choice ... I’ve Got To Stop It’

    11/11/2009 12:11:37 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 17 replies · 1,269+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10 Nov | Matt Cover
    Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said he has “no other choice” but to filibuster a health care bill that contains a government-run health insurance option, adding that while reform is needed, the public option would be harmful to America’s future and that he would use his right as a senator to try “to stop it.” “I have no other choice,” Lieberman told several reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. “I’ve got to use the right I have as a senator to stop something that I think is going to be terrible for our future, which is the public option, not health...
  • Several Hundred Attend Fort Hood Vigil

    11/08/2009 11:45:56 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 1 replies · 220+ views
    CBN ^ | 7 Nov | Staff
    Several hundred people including soldiers, families and friends gathered at a Fort Hood, Texas stadium Friday night for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of Thursday’s shooting rampage that left 13 dead and 30 wounded. An Army chaplain offered prayers for the families and the victims. Chaplain Douglas Carver told the soldiers dressed in fatigues and black berets -- to “remember to keep breathing ... keep going.” God Bless America and Amazing Grace were sung as people clung to one another and bowed their heads. It was the first community gathering since the killings.
  • Brokaw: Liberated East Germans ‘Still Adjusting to Harsh Economic Realities’ of Capitalism

    11/08/2009 10:29:52 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 20 replies · 868+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 8, 2009 - 12:55 | Rich Noyes
    Noting tomorrow’s 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Sunday’s Today show, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw claimed East Germans were “still adjusting to the harsh economic realities” of life after communism. But a recent poll of former East bloc countries by the Pew Research Center actually discovered that the people of what was East Germany are actually the biggest enthusiasts of the shift to capitalism, with 82% approving, higher than any other ex-communist country. Brokaw did note, however, that the current “center-right” Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, was “born and raised in East Germany,”...
  • Award-winning Cuban blogger says she was beaten, detained

    11/08/2009 12:11:30 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 8 replies · 573+ views
    AFP ^ | 7 Nov | Not given
    <p>HAVANA - Secret police agents abducted and beat award-winning blogger Yoani Sanchez, whose online reports chronicle the dark side of everyday life in communist Cuba, on her way to a march for non-violence, she said Saturday.</p> <p>Three agents in street clothes snatched her and friend Orlando Luis Pardo off the street in the Havana district of Vedado.</p>
  • ‘Kill the Bill’ : Protestors Target Health Care

    11/07/2009 12:11:28 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 7 replies · 452+ views
    CBN ^ | 6 Nov | Jennifer Wishon
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has postponed his plan to visit the capitol Friday in order to lobby Congress on health care reform. Instead, he’ll visit the hill on Saturday when House lawmakers are planning to vote on a $1.2 trillion health care bill. The president’s decision comes one day after thousands of Americans showed up in Washington to speak out against the liberal plan. Protestor: ‘This is Not Europe’ A sea of Americans converged in Washington Thursday, traveling from as far as California, Texas and Oregon to rally against a health care plan they say tramples on their constitutional...
  • Cash Crunch,Press Silence: As ObamaCare Advances In Congress, Uncle Sam’s Collections Continue Drop

    11/05/2009 11:56:24 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 1 replies · 451+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 5, 2009 - 16:06 | Tom Blumer
    The August Congressional Budget Office budget forecast for the fiscal year that began last month says that Uncle Sam will take in $2.264 trillion from October 2009 through September 2010. That’s an increase of 7.6% over fiscal 2009’s intake of $2.105 trillion. Though it won’t be official until Tim Geithner’s crew releases its Monthly Treasury Statement next week, it’s virtually certain that the government’s collections will open the year in a deep hole compared to last year, and probably well behind what CBO expects. Take a look at this compilation of key items from October’s final Daily Treasury Statement, compared...
  • MRC Video Treat: Ronald Reagan Celebrates Fall of Berlin Wall, November 9, 1989

    11/05/2009 12:00:38 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 5 replies · 463+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 5, 2009 - 14:26 | Rich Noyes
    On June 12, 1987, as the liberal media elite were toasting the leader of the Soviet Union as a great champion of progress, President Ronald Reagan stood at the Berlin Wall and challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to put his money where his mouth was: “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Gorbachev did not open the gate or tear down the Berlin Wall, but two years later the people of...
  • Pro-Democracy Iranians to Obama: ‘You’re with Them or You’re with Us’

    11/05/2009 4:48:04 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 20 replies · 1,062+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 5, 2009 - 03:02 | Brad Wilmouth
    After President George W. Bush employed the words, “You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists,” addressing a joint session of Congress in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks - as the President prepared for the impending war in Afghanistan - liberals eventually treated those words with consternation as if the blunt declaration reflected poorly on America. But pro-democracy activists in Iran seem to like a similar message, as a group of protesters in Iran called on President Barack Obama to support their cause, chanting, “Obama, Obama, either you’re with them or you’re with us!” Uniquely among the broadcast...
  • Columbus, Ohio home invader shot in self defense

    11/05/2009 12:11:15 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 14 replies · 1,379+ views
    Self Defense Examiner ^ | 2 Nov | Eric Puryear
    An armed Columbus, OH home invader was fatally shot in self defense by one of his victims. Police say that several people were inside a home on Northglen Drive when an armed home invader and at least one accomplice rushed in through the door and threatened the lives of those present. One of the victims reportedly grabbed his self defense handgun and shot one of the armed robbers in self defense. Police arrived to find one home invader lying dead on the living room floor, and another suspect hiding in a bathroom. The surviving suspect was apprehended, and police say...
  • Planned Parenthood Director Quits After Seeing Abortion [incl. video interview]

    11/04/2009 12:11:05 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 4 replies · 533+ views
    CBN ^ | 3 Nov | Staff
    The director of a southeast Texas Planned Parenthood office has resigned after eight years. Abby Johnson had a change of heart after watching an ultrasound of an abortion. She now works for the Coalition for Life, a pro-life group that often prays outside her old Planned Parenthood office. Johnson said her bosses pressured her for months to increase profits by performing more abortions. CBN News spoke with Johnson about what prompted her change of heart. Click play for her comments.
  • Protests Brew in UK Over Radical Islam

    11/02/2009 11:56:41 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 15 replies · 1,114+ views
    CBN ^ | 2 Nov | Dale Hurd
    LEEDS, United Kingdom - Protestors converged on the town of Leeds in northern England in a face off over Islamic extremism over the weekend. Radical Islam is on the rise in Great Britain, but so are demonstrations by those who say enough is enough. Leeds has a large Muslim community and a new group known as the English Defence League wants their government to do more against the growing influence of radical Islam. Protestors were angry with the government, and took it out on police. The night before the protest, leaders of the English Defence League took CBN News to...
  • Politico Allen's Idea Of 'Real Toss-up': Hoffman Ahead By 17% [RINO endorsement worth < 0]

    11/02/2009 5:55:00 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 13 replies · 783+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 2, 2009 - 07:23 | Mark Finkelstein
    When you're an MSMer, you're an MSMer all the way--even when faced with facts that might make you like, well, ridiculous . . . Mike Allen, appearing on Morning Joe, has declared the NY-23rd race a "real toss-up" despite a new poll from a respected organization showing Doug Hoffman with a 17-point lead. The claim by Allen, Politico's chief political correspondent, was so absurd that, on the spot, host Joe Scarborough offered 3:1 odds to Allen and anyone else wanting to place a few kopeks on Dem Bill Owens.
  • New Golf Cart Rebate Gives ‘Cash for Clubbers’

    11/02/2009 12:05:27 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 9 replies · 1,576+ views
    CBN ^ | 30 Oct | Wendy Griffith
    The Federal Stimulus Package has been distributed in many different ways around the nation, and now some people are getting an $8,000 tax credit for buying a souped up golf cart. Golf cart manufacturers have found a way to cash in by selling their carts as street legal, low speed vehicles. Under the president’s stimulus plan, those who buy one of the electric vehicles, can get a check back for up to $7,500. “I only came in because I was impressed with the fact of the rebate,” one customer said. “I could foresee using this for all our driving within...
  • Insurgents self-destruct [video]

    11/01/2009 1:10:42 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 44 replies · 1,789+ views
    Centcom ^ | 30 Oct | Staff
    U.S. helicopters watch as insurgents blow themselves up. Apache gunships with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Pegasus, observe insurgents in the act of emplacing an Improvised Explosive Device in southern Afghanistan. But before the Apaches moves in for the strike, the insurgents’ bomb goes off, killing them in the act.
  • Maddow Guest Jane Hamsher: Democrats Could Close Groton Sub Base to Punish Lieberman

    10/31/2009 12:12:42 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 48 replies · 1,905+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 31/Oct | Jack Coleman
    Yet another example of the folly of assigning liberals to guard duty. Joining Rachel Maddow on her MSNBC show Thursday to vent about that pesky wabbit Joe Lieberman was Fire Dog Lake blogger Jane Hamsher. Democrats wield considerable leverage over Lieberman, Hamsher opined, to keep him from joining a GOP filibuster of ObamaCare or punish him if he does -- MADDOW: ... I think you’re right to point out that other senators sort of gently expressing their disapproval of his proverbial toplessness at this point is a bigger deal than it would be in the real world, that their words...
  • A Truce? Fox News Meets with White House

    10/31/2009 1:02:52 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 12 replies · 889+ views
    CBN ^ | 30 Oct | David Brody
    WASHINGTON -- In a move that might be a sign of a truce after publicly blasting each other for weeks, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs met this week with a top Fox News executive. The war against Fox News started when the White House said it would treat Fox as “an opponent” and that the network is a biased organization, a research arm of the Republican Party. “The reality of it is that Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party,” White House Communications Director Anita Dunn said recently....
  • FBI Searches for Others After Radical Mosque Raid

    10/30/2009 1:10:31 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 8 replies · 605+ views
    CBN ^ | 29 Oct | Staff
    The leader of an Islamic mosque in Detroit, Mich., was shot and killed during an FBI raid Wednesday-- now the search is on for others involved. Luqman Ameen Abdullah told his followers that a revolution on American soil could not succeed without violence. He said he was willing to fight the FBI, even if it meant death, to accomplish that goal. Abdullah got his wish on Wednesday. He was killed in a shootout with FBI agents at a warehouse in Dearborn, Mich., just outside of Detroit. Abdullah opened fire on the agents after they attempted to arrest him on charges...
  • Media Pick Up on Seemingly Never-Ending Obama Campaign

    10/29/2009 1:04:59 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 6 replies · 549+ views
    Fox News ^ | 27 Oct | Bret Baier
    President Obama continues to face criticism over what some say is a campaign that seems like it never ended. The London Telegraph’s U.S. editor, Toby Harnden, writes: “Beyond the grand announcements, fine speeches and his eager acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, Mr. Obama has yet to achieve anything of substance. It is time for the campaign to end.” The Politico newspaper says the president’s trip to Florida this week: “Looks like a campaign swing... the strongest sign that Obama is in campaign mode is that his scheduled events sidestep controversial issues.” The stimulus and health care reform are not...
  • Port Charlotte man shoots would-be robber

    10/28/2009 1:10:30 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 13 replies · 916+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | 26 Oct | Staff
    PORT CHARLOTTE - Two men, armed with a knife and tire iron, reportedly forced their way inside a Port Charlotte home Saturday night, only to find the occupants had guns. The botched home invasion robbery ended quickly when one of the suspects sustained a nonfatal gunshot wound to the stomach, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities have arrested one man, and intend to charge the other upon his release from a Fort Myers-area hospital in connection to the attempted robbery at the 21000 block of Beaverton Avenue. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. as Peter L. Gilmore, 69,...
  • Group Gathers to Support Vote on D.C. Marriage

    10/27/2009 1:10:26 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 3 replies · 334+ views
    CBN ^ | 26 Oct | Not given
    The Washington, D.C., City Council will hold hearings Monday on whether it should legalize gay marriage in the district. So far, city leaders have rejected the call for a public vote, saying marriage is a civil rights issue that should not be on the ballot. But some local pastors and other citizens believe the voters should decide in a referendum. Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America, joined the CBN News Channel’s Midday program to discuss the national implications should the law be passed. Click play to watch the interview. Also, click here for more on concern surrounding gay...
  • Michelle Obama sets record of running barefooted on White House lawn! [CBS, Schieffer]

    10/26/2009 12:37:12 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 35 replies · 1,854+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 26 Oct | Kyle Drennen
    Showing that the media sees every act by the Obamas as an historic achievement, at the end of Sunday’s Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer was amazed by the romping of First Lady Michelle Obama: “Michelle Obama took it to another level as she set records as the first First Lady to run barefoot across the White House lawn. She also became the first to jump rope there.”Schieffer began his pointless rambling by looking at how past first ladies, all wives of Democratic presidents, shaped the position: There was a time when presidential wives were seen on occasion but almost...
  • Sweat Lodge Ceremony Deaths Ruled Homicides

    10/26/2009 1:05:38 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 33 replies · 1,506+ views
    CBN ^ | Oct 24 | Efrem Graham
    Authorities are now calling a spiritual sweat lodge ceremony that killed three people in Sedona, Ariz., a homicide. Motivational speaker James Arthur Ray was at the center of the ceremony that promised spiritual rebirth but ended in tragedy. “We had actually been under the leadership of James Ray for four to five days,” said participant Beverly Bunn. “We trusted him. We trusted what he was teaching us.” Bunn was one of 50 participants who crowded into the dark sweat lodge for the the two-hour ceremony around burning rocks. “When everybody was actually throwing up, that was considered your body purging...
  • Why Is a World Leader Distancing Himself From President Obama?

    10/25/2009 9:05:50 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 35 replies · 1,989+ views
    Fox News ^ | 23 Oct | Bret Baier
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy is reportedly growing increasingly frustrated with the Obama administration. A Reuters analysis piece says Sarkozy is shifting his focus from the U.S. to other international allies. Didier Billion of the Institute of International & Strategic Relations says: “Sarkozy has clearly been thrown off course in his relations with America.” Another foreign affairs expert, Bruno Tertrais from the Foundation for Strategic Research, adds: "There is an annoyance about what the French see as naivety in the Obama administration."One major sticking point has been President Obama’s softer stance on Iran, while President Sarkozy prefers a more hawkish approach....
  • Intruder shot in home invasion

    10/25/2009 12:59:56 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 12 replies · 1,187+ views
    San Marcos News ^ | 22 Oct | Not given
    An intruder broke into a home on Oscar Smith Drive in San Marcos Wednesday night and came out of the adventure with several gunshot wounds from a resident of the home. San Marcos police are investigating. Police responded to a call of someone trying to break into a home in the 700 block of Oscar Smith Drive. Three residents were inside when a man forced his way into the home through a back door. The suspect was armed with a BB gun resembling a real pistol. One of the residents fired numerous shots from a handgun, striking the intruder. The...
  • Woman, 70, kills intruder at motel, feels sick about shooting

    10/24/2009 1:11:07 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 41 replies · 2,475+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 22 Oct | John Futty
    The 70-year-old woman who shot a would-be robber at a North Side motel last night is attending the All-American Quarter Horse Congress today and feels sick about the shooting, according to her son. Columbus police say the shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. at the Continent Inn, 6225 Zumstein Dr., located at The Continent shopping center, off Rt. 161 near I-71. Sgt. Eric Pilya of the homicide squad said the woman was in a motel room with four or five others and they’d cracked open the door to get fresh air. Pilya said a man barged into the room, demanding money...
  • Hope Dims for Health Care after Medicare Vote

    10/22/2009 11:45:00 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 7 replies · 729+ views
    CBN ^ | 22 Oct | Jennifer Wishon
    WASHINGTON -- Hopes of getting health care reform through the Senate look grim. Democratic leaders suffered a major blow Wednesday when some of their own voted against a Medicare rate bill seen as a test for broader reform. It’s called the “doc fix” -- legislation to increase Medicare payments to doctors with a price tag of $247 billion over the next decade. It was supposed to be part of the cost of health care. But in order to bring the health care reform bill in under budget, Democrats simply moved that expense out of health care into another part of...
  • Tried by Fire: Bethlehem’s Remnant

    10/22/2009 12:01:50 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 7 replies · 441+ views
    CBN ^ | 21 Oct | Gary Lane
    BETHLEHEM - One of the untold stories of the Middle East is what is happening to the Christian population. Many are fleeing areas like the West Bank city of Bethlehem because Muslims are persecuting them. Bethlehem is the birthplace of Christ and was once a Christian city. But today Christians are only about 10 to 15 percent of the population. Some observers say if the mass exodus continues, within another generation it could become a city of Christian holy sites without any Christian residents. Justice Weiner believes that is happening. He has spent years investigating persecution and the exodus of...
  • Eiffel Tower Lit up with Turkey’s Colors

    10/21/2009 2:56:10 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 12 replies · 473+ views
    Travel News Gazette ^ | 7 Oct | Ozgur Tore
    The Eiffel Tower, which has become a global icon of France, was lit up with colors of Turkish flag under the ongoing “Season of Turkey” activities in France. The tower will be wearing Turkey’s colors (red and white) from 8:00 p.m. to dawn for five days The Paris Municipality, earlier, decided to make a gesture to President Abdullah Gul during his visit to Paris by lighting up the tower with colors of Turkish flag from October 6 to October 11. Turkish President Gul visited France on October 7 to attend opening of the exhibition “Istanbul through the Ages” at Grand...
  • Forest Grove police: Gun-toting [non]victim thwarts rape

    10/20/2009 11:48:01 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 25 replies · 2,056+ views
    KATU ^ | 16 Oct | Not given
    FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Police have arrested a man after a woman was sexually assaulted in her own home in Forest Grove, just west of the Portland suburb of Hillsboro. Floyd Dale Elliott faces rape and burglary charges after being accused of entering the victim’s home in the middle of the night last month. Police said he then tried to rape her. The woman reportedly grabbed a gun, hidden near her bed, and started firing. No one was hurt. The victim’s friends identified Elliott in the investigation. Elliott was arrested without incident. UPDATE: KATU’s investigation has uncovered that Elliott is...
  • Palestinian bomb-rocket workshop uncovered in Jerusalem’s Abu Dis village

    10/20/2009 12:10:01 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 329+ views
    Debka ^ | 16 Oct | Debka
    On Sept. 17, a Shin Bet-undercover police unit detained three Palestinians fabricating bombs and using pipes as components for rockets in a covert workshop in the Abu Dis village of Jerusalem, DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report. They worked in the grocery storehouse under the direction of an engineer. The terror cell planned a rocket assault on Jerusalem and Maaleh Adummim. The facility also contained a large cache of side arms which the suspects admitted had been stocked ready for terror attacks in the city. Their questioning led to the arrest Thursday, Oct. 15 of a fourth Palestinian under orders to carry...
  • UZBEKISTAN: Did investigator fabricate evidence against Baptists?

    10/19/2009 12:09:59 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 1 replies · 448+ views
    Forum 18 News ^ | 15 Oct | Mushfig Bayram
    Several parents - named as victims in the indictment against three Baptist Union leaders now on trial in Tashkent - have told the court that statements that their children were taught the Baptist faith against their wishes were fabricated or dictated by Investigator Anatoli Tadjibayev, Forum 18 News Service has learnt. The head of Uzbekistan’s Baptist Union Pavel Peichev and two colleagues went on trial on 24 September accused of teaching religion illegally to children at church-run summer camps and evading tax on profits from the camp. They deny all the charges - which carry punishment of up to three...
  • Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate [AP, 2004]

    Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations. The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative. Ryan’s campaign began to crumble on Monday following the release of embarrassing records from his divorce. In the records, his ex-wife, Boston Public actress Jeri Ryan, said her former husband took her to...
  • Inside the Beltway - Sarah Palin

    09/06/2009 12:09:53 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 30 replies · 1,461+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6th Sep | Jennifer Harper
    Many Republicans have great affection for Sarah Palin for her style, grit, charisma, tenacity and cool shoes. But now we find that she also has a certain self-assured political demeanor - an intangible - that grants her power. The former Alaska governor is “head of the table” material, a quality shared by such heavyweights as Winston Churchill and Sen. Edward Kennedy, says Jeffrey Lord of The American Spectator. “Wherever I sit is the head of the table,” Mr. Churchill once remarked to a hostess concerned about seating arrangements. “A year after her emergence on the national scene, it is crystal...
  • Jones Resigns Over What?

    09/06/2009 7:02:44 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 107 replies · 3,366+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 6, 2009 - 02:44 | Joshua Sharf
    Powerline nicely summarizes the problems with (now former) Obama Administration official Van Jones: Who do they have in the White House? A self-proclaimed Communist. A vulgar Marxist twice over. A supporter of cold-blooded cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. A 9/11 Truther . A racist hater, whose hatred extends to the United States. And insofar as his current job is concerned, we have a man who sees the “green jobs” con as a tool for overthrowing capitalism. We have, in short, the complete left-wing nightmare package.
  • Robbery, standoff end with 2 men dead

    09/05/2009 12:09:45 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 17 replies · 1,471+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 2nd Sep | Jeremy Kelley
    FAIRBORN - A stolen $500 piece of silver and two dead suspects are what’s left of a bizarre home invasion that led to a four-hour police standoff. Bradley Fugate said he had just opened the front and back doors to let some cool air into his Huffman Avenue home Monday, Aug. 31, when two men came in the back door and put guns to his head. Less than 24 hours later, both of those men were dead, one at Fugate’s home Monday and the other after a Fairborn standoff Tuesday. “I didn’t know who they were, and they kept asking...
  • ABC Glamorizes the ‘Financial Terrorist’ on a ‘Crusade’ to ‘Restore the American Dream’

    09/08/2009 11:21:55 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 6 replies · 475+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 8, 2009 - 13:09 | Scott Whitlock
    Nightline correspondent Vicki Mabrey profiled self-described “financial terrorist” Bruce Marks on Friday, painting his actions in a religious light as a “revival of spirits” and “hopes.” Co-host Cynthia McFadden began the show by rhapsodizing, “The financial terrorist. He’s on the front lines of the foreclosure front using guerrilla tactics on a crusade to restore the American dream.” She continued, “And he’s taking dead aim at the big banks. Is there anything he could do for you?” Mabrey did offer Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) CEO Marks a few tough questions, noting that his organization, which tries to help homeowners...
  • Robbery suspect killed in Houston card room gun battle

    09/04/2009 7:08:54 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 14 replies · 1,412+ views
    My San Antonio ^ | 4th Sep | Dale Lezon
    HOUSTON - A suspected robber was killed and another man was injured in a gun battle after three masked gunmen ambushed a card game in southwest Houston on Thursday, police said. Around 2 a.m., witnesses said the masked men waited for someone to leave the game, which was held inside an unmarked office park unit behind a shopping center. The gunmen burst in through the open door and began robbing patrons, one of whom pulled his own pistol, said Sgt. Juan M. De La Cruz, a Houston homicide detective. A gunfight ensued. One suspect was killed and one of the...
  • Internazis Go Straight For the Health System Jugular, Like Every Totalitarian Before Them

    09/02/2009 12:09:42 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 328+ views
    Max Christian’s Newsblog ^ | 1st September, 2009 | Max Christian
    Norton Mattoon Thomas ran for president six times as the Socialist Party candidate. From his own lips: "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened ... The Democrat Party has adopted our platform." And that was 1944, 65 years ago. Socialism is nothing except an effective means to control people. Germany’s national socialism of the 1930s went straight for the jugular of the health system also. Control a nation’s health and...
  • East St. Louis burglar shot in self defense

    09/01/2009 12:13:34 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 16 replies · 1,423+ views
    Examiner ^ | August 30 | Eric Puryear
    An 18 year old burglar was shot in self defense by the owner of an East St. Louis, IL home. Police reportedly say that just 18 year old Michael Holmes III and another person attempted to break in to a home. The home was being rehabbed by its owner, so that the owner, his wife, and their child could move in to the house. The owner, who is said to be a Navy service member, was working inside the house when the two men are said to have forced their way in. The homeowner opened fire in self defense, killing...
  • Japan’s ruling party headed for defeat [with photo of right-fist salute]

    08/29/2009 3:50:22 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 50 replies · 5,375+ views
    UPI ^ | Aug. 28, 2009 at 12:12 PM | Staff
    TOKYO, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Japanese voters are expected Sunday to vote the country’s Liberal Democratic Party out of office for the first time in 55 years. The latest Kyodo news poll indicates 35.9 percent of voters are planning to back the opposition Democratic Party of Japan, an increase of 3.3 percent over last week, The Daily Telegraph of London reported Friday. Prime Minister Taro Aso has been portraying his opponent, Yukio Hatoyama, as inexperienced and says he is trying to win over voters with promises that are impossible to keep.
  • Cuban retirees resell news as toilet paper

    08/28/2009 12:13:16 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 16 replies · 554+ views
    UPI ^ | 27/8 | Staff
    <p>HAVANA, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Cuban retiree says the country’s toilet paper shortage has created a lucrative business for seniors -- buying and reselling newspapers as an alternative.</p> <p>The Havana retiree said he and other seniors line up before dawn to buy surplus newspapers from distribution points for factories and offices that have closed for economic reasons and shortages of electricity and raw materials, The Miami Herald reported Thursday.</p>
  • Rachel Maddow as Pope? Stephanie Miller Says Going to MSNBC Set ‘Like Visiting the Vatican’

    08/27/2009 4:41:54 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 9 replies · 678+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 27, 2009 - 06:59 | Tim Graham
    Brian Maloney at The Radio Equalizer found wacky leftist radio host Stephanie Miller taking her worship of MSNBC to ridiculous levels, even for a comedian who’s (half?) joking: I was on Ed Schultz yesterday, as a liberal, going to MSNBC - like visiting the Vatican...Hung out with Rachel Maddow for a while. I would have licked Keith Olbermann’s chair again, but he doesn’t let me into his studio...[Whispers about Maddow] She is awesome! Maloney added: Now, imagine for a moment the state-run media’s reaction if a conservative were to equate the FOX News Channel studios with any major religious site...