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  • US Signs Agreement with Mexico to Protect Mexican Workers – Including Illegals

    09/02/2014 10:46:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    At a signing ceremony on Friday, the U.S. government, through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mexican government to allow Mexican Nationals – regardless of immigration status – to “exercise their workplace rights.” The MOU is consistent with the “core mission of this commission,” Mexican Ambassador to the United States Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza said, adding “that regardless of national origin or immigration status all workers have rights and there are processes to safeguard them.
  • Father of man killed by illegal immigrant demands president visit son’s grave

    09/02/2014 9:32:26 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-2-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The father of a man killed by an illegal immigrant in a car crash has challenged President Obama to visit his son’s grave before declaring any executive action halting deportations. In a letter that Don Rosenberg sent last month to Mr. Obama through top officials at the Homeland Security Department, the grieving father said his son Drew might be alive had the federal government deported illegal immigrants who had run-ins with the law. “My son and all of the others are considered collateral damage in the quest for votes and campaign contributions,” he wrote. “Illegal immigration is not a victimless...
  • Conservative group cites Khator texts in complaint against Whitmire (Gov. Perry indictment backlash)

    09/02/2014 9:29:06 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 2, 2014 | Benjamin Wermund
    A conservative group has filed a criminal complaint against state Sen. John Whitmire, accusing him of coercion in an exchange of text messages with University of Houston President Renu Khator that was published in the Houston Chronicle. In the Aug. 16 conversation, Whitmire told Khator he would "stop dead and pass leg (legislation)" unless she killed a plan to require freshmen to live on campus. Khator agreed to withdraw the proposal and asked Whitmire to forgive her. The complaint, filed Aug. 29 with Travis County's Public Integrity Unit by the Conservative Action Fund, cites the exchange. The unit investigates claims...
  • Illegal Immigrant Kills 2 Kids in Hit-&-Run, Avoids Deportation & Prison?! (Oregon)

    09/02/2014 9:25:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Sep. 02, 2014 9:25 PM
    An illegal immigrant who killed two children in a hit-and-run accident is not only avoiding deportation from the United States, she won’t receive any prison time at all. Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, an illegal immigrant, recently had her immigration case dismissed, despite the fact that she was convicted of two felonies for a hit-and-run that resulted in the tragic deaths of two young girls. On top of the fact that her case was dismissed—although the reason for dismissal and the judge’s name have not been released—Garcia-Cisneros received no prison time for her conviction, an example of how the immigration laws in the...
  • ISIS Says It Killed Steven Sotloff After U.S. Strikes in Northern Iraq

    09/02/2014 9:09:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 2, 2014 | Mark Lander and Eric Schmitt
    An Islamic militant group released a video on Tuesday showing the second beheading of an American hostage in two weeks and blamed President Obama for the killing. The video raised the pressure on the president to order military strikes on the group in its sanctuary in Syria. The hostage, Steven J. Sotloff, is shown in the video kneeling like the previous victim, James Foley, while a masked figure stands above, wielding a knife. Mr. Sotloff addresses the camera and describes himself as “paying the price” for Mr. Obama’s decision to strike the group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,...
  • Rogue officers dishonor police departments’ good work

    09/02/2014 7:37:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Gerald Britt
    The images of violent demonstrations in the wake of the killing of young Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., are subsiding, and now the nation awaits the results of local and federal investigations. Still, many of us continue to ponder the issue of the police’s response to those protests. Scenes of the militarized police force roaming the neighborhoods in tanks — armed with tear gas canisters, smoke bombs and rubber bullets used indiscriminately upon protesters and troublemakers alike — reminded many of war-torn areas abroad or the violence visited upon demonstrators during the civil rights and Vietnam eras. However, the killing...
  • Black UCLA Employee Claims Racial Profiling In Arrest By Campus Police

    09/02/2014 7:19:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 2, 2014 | RICHARD WINTON
    Black UCLA Employee Claims Racial Profiling In Arrest By Campus Police Claudius Gaines III, UCLA employee alleges he was racially profiled and his civil rights violated by campus police By RICHARD WINTON contact the reporter CrimeLaw EnforcementUCLA UCLA police again accused of racial profiling during traffic stop A 46-year-old African American UCLA facilities employee arrested for obstruction and resisting arrest by campus police last week is accusing the department of racial profiling and violating his civil rights. Claudius E. Gaines III was arrested after being stopped on Strathmore Drive shortly before midnight last Wednesday as he drove home from his...
  • RGA Colorado Ad: "Coward" ( Hickenlooper )

    09/02/2014 7:06:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    U tube ^ | Sep 2, 2014 | Republican Governors Association
    Colorado Ad: "Coward"
  • The Obama era is over. The presidency continues.

    09/02/2014 6:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Week ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    A listless summer is the clearest sign that Obama has lost the clout needed to move his agenda. Just in time for the season's final barbecue, President Obama last week backed off his promise (threat?) to "do something" about immigration reform by the end of the summer if Congress failed to send him a bill addressing the issue. He needs more time, we're told. It's a dumb and uneventful conclusion to a dumb, uneventful summer in Washington politics. Obama's promise to rewrite America's immigration law through a mixture of executive fiat and a kind of officious neglect may have been...
  • Malkin: Deport the Tsarnaev Sisters

    09/02/2014 6:17:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 3, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The Sisters Tsarnaev have been nothing but trouble. Double, bubbling trouble. While their Boston Marathon bomber brother Dzhokhar awaits trial this month for the bloody 2012 attacks that killed three and injured hundreds, his elder Chechen immigrant siblings Ailina and Bella remain on the loose in the U.S. after their own frequent run-ins with the law. Last week, Ailina was arrested in Harlem after allegedly threatening "to blow up her live-in lover's baby mama," as the New York Post reported. Police charged Ailina, 23, with aggravated harassment and released her. Will the legal system learn? Ailina's time in America sends...
  • For some cartels, human smuggling has taken priority over drugs ( Mexico )

    09/02/2014 5:36:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 29 August 2014 | ALFREDO CORCHADO
    With recent waves of Central Americans seeking to reach the U.S., human smuggling along the Texas border has, at least for the moment, become more lucrative than smuggling illicit drugs for criminal organizations such as the Gulf and Zetas cartels, according to two U.S. intelligence officials. U.S. agents tracking the money flow as part of the anti-smuggling Operation Coyote say that in just over six months, human smuggling has generated nearly $50 million, mostly in the area around the Mexican border city of Reynosa. The revenue has helped sustain the Gulf cartel during a bloody internal split, the officials said....
  • Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square [Trial concluded today]

    09/02/2014 5:20:15 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    AP, via Stars & Stripes ^ | September 2, 2014 | PETE YOST
    The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war. Wrapping up almost 6,200 miles from Baghdad, the trial is the best hope the survivors and the families of the victims have for accountability for the violence at Nisoor Square on Sept. 16, 2007, in which 14 people were killed. After 10 weeks of arguments and testimony, the case goes to the jury Tuesday.
  • Report: Households See Electricity Prices Rising At Record Levels

    09/02/2014 5:16:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/02/2014
    Electricity prices are on the rise across the country, according to federal government data. The average price has risen more than 3 percent since the same time last year — the highest year-over-year growth for the first half of the year since 2009. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, residential electricity prices — what households pay to keep the lights on — averaged 12.3 cents per kilowatt hour for the first half of this year. This is 3.2 percent above the average price this time last year. New England, however, saw prices rise significantly more than the national average....
  • Why Some Americans Are More Equal Than Others

    09/02/2014 4:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jedediah Purdy
    Americans pride themselves on an egalitarian society open to all. But some equality and inequality exist uneasily side by side. And the U.S. has never resolved this contradiction.If the world is lucky enough to produce historians of the early 21st century, one question seems certain to grab their attention. How did so much equality coexist with so much inequality? Economic inequality—the difference between the richest and the poorest, or between the rich and everyone else —has reached some of its highest levels ever, both in the U.S. and at around the world. Yet our time is also marked by a...
  • A Question For Democrats: What Can’t Obama Do?

    09/02/2014 2:43:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Federalist ^ | August 28, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Enforce laws at your political leisure. Name recess appointments when there’s no recess. Legislate through regulation. Rewrite environmental laws. Rewrite immigration policy. Rewrite tax legislation. Bomb Libya. Bomb Syria. All by fiat. All good. The only question now is: what can’t Barack Obama do without Congress? How about joining binding international agreements without the Senate’s consent? Also, good. The New York Times reports that Obama, who failed to pass sweeping domestic climate-change legislation in his first term, is “working to forge a sweeping international climate-change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from...
  • Terrorists rob all banks of Novoazovsk

    09/02/2014 2:40:28 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 48 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 13:58 02.09.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, September 2 /Ukrinform/. Pro-Russian terrorists seized Novoazovsk, robbed the bank branches and disrupted all social payments. Spokesman of the NSDC Information-Analytical Center Andriy Lysenko told a briefing. "In Novoazovsk, terrorists robbed the local bank branch. Due to this, social payments are suspended in the city, there is a shortage of food, the remains are sold at inflated prices," he said.
  • GOP launches probe of 'improper influence' on EPA climate rule

    09/02/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republicans are investigating what they call "improper influence" from a national green group on the Obama administration's signature Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change regulation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are demanding the EPA and the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hand over documents on the organization's involvement in drafting the proposed carbon pollution rules. The investigation is based on a New York Times ' report that said the NRDC provided the blueprint used for the rules, and "heavily influenced the president's proposal." While...
  • Banks: Credit Card Breach at Home Depot

    09/02/2014 2:19:02 PM PDT · by BlueMondaySkipper · 66 replies
    Krebs On Security ^ | September 2, 2014 | Brian Krebs
    Multiple banks say they are seeing evidence that Home Depot stores may be the source of a massive new batch of stolen credit and debit cards that went on sale this morning in the cybercrime underground. Home Depot says that it is working with banks and law enforcement agencies to investigate reports of suspicious activity.
  • Jury begins deliberations in corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor

    09/02/2014 1:52:35 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 2, 2014 4:44pm EDT | Gary Robertson
    (Reuters) - Jury deliberations started on Tuesday in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, who are charged with taking sweetheart loans and lavish gifts from a businessman.
  • Ethnic Cleansing Occurring in Iraq, Amnesty International Charges (official report)

    09/02/2014 1:37:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    aleteia ^ | September 2, 2014 | JOHN BURGER
    It’s difficult to read Amnesty International’s report on ethnic cleansing in Iraq without imagining that you’re reading the script of a movie. Over and over, the report, issued today, relates accounts of men being taken out of their villages in pickup trucks, lined up in a deserted area, and shot. Often they were shot in the backs, many times at the edge of a “wadi” or a large hole in the ground, into which the bodies would tumble. Some were not gravely injured and feigned death so that they could escape—and tell the story. Enough Iraqis—Christians, Shia Muslims, Yazidis...
  • Heart Surgery Saved This Child From an ISIS Beheading

    09/02/2014 1:23:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    vocativ ^ | August 28, 2014 | Inna Lazareva
    Luck, timing and heart surgery helped a Yazidi father and his toddler son escape the ISIS massacre in Sinjar At just one year and five months old, little Abu Wissam has already cheated death twice. Born with congenital heart problems, he was lucky enough to get crucial heart surgery in Israel. And while the surgery was temporarily delayed, that in itself was a blessing. It meant that Abu and his father were far from home in August when ISIS militants came to slaughter their Yazidi neighbors and relatives in Sinjar, northern Iraq.Perched on his sonÂ’s hospital bed and watching him...
  • Cost of educating new class of illegal immigrant minors estimated at over $760M

    09/02/2014 12:51:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Dan Springer
    A new report puts the price of educating the thousands of illegal immigrant children who recently crossed into the U.S. at a whopping $761 million this school year -- as some school systems push for the feds to pick up the tab. The estimate comes from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which issued a report on the 37,000 “unaccompanied minors” – who mainly are from Central America – after analyzing data from the Department of Health and Human Services and education funding formulas in all 50 states. The numbers underscore the concerns critics have raised for months about...
  • 1 in 6 California construction workers labors in shadows, study finds (illegals now "informal")

    09/02/2014 12:45:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    Informal workers are growing part of California’s economy — a shift keenly felt in the construction industry, where 1 in 6 workers is either off the books or misreported, new research has found. Construction businesses in the state employ roughly 895,000 workers, according to a report by downtown Los Angeles research group Economic Roundtable that was released Sunday. In 2011, 143,900 of those workers labored unofficially.
  • Rotherham abuse whistleblower reportedly ‘booked on diversity course’ after raising concerns

    09/02/2014 12:27:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | september 1, 2014
    As Twitchy reported yesterday, more than 1,400 children were abused in the British town of Rotherham, with a 153-report noting that “the girl victims were white, and their abusers Pakistani.” Forbes contributor Roger Scruton blamed political correctness for the lack of action, writing that “police forces lean over backwards to avoid the accusation of racism, while social workers will hesitate to intervene in any case in which they could be accused of discriminating against ethnic minorities. Matters are made worse by the rise of militant Islam, which has added to the old crime of racism the new crime of ‘Islamophobia’....
  • Rape Victim Forced To Pay Child Support

    09/02/2014 11:36:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | September 2, 2014
    A rape victim in Arizona is now being forced to pay child support. What makes this so wrong is that the one raped had been a 14 year old boy at the time. Nick Olivas had been below the age of consent, which is 15, when a 20-year-old woman took advantage of his rough home life and emotional state. He was young and lonely, but being willing is irrelevant when you’re that young. Olivas was never told that he had gotten the woman pregnant before they went their separate ways. He discovered the hard way that he had a six-year-old...
  • Fundraisers for Darren Wilson halted while awaiting legal advice

    09/02/2014 11:25:16 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 1 hour ago | Christine Byers
    Websites raising money for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson temporarily stopped accepting donations Sunday while the sites' administrators await clarification on whether the money can be used to cover the officer's legal expenses, according to organizers.
  • Steven Sotloff 'beheaded by Islamic State' - latest

    09/02/2014 10:54:59 AM PDT · by boycott · 127 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02 Sep 2014 | Barney Henderson
    Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) release video apparently showing beheading of US hostage, Steven Sotloff ---- David Cameron has said: "I've just seen the news. It's an absolutely disgusting and despicable act and I will be making a statement later."
  • Video: Briton, Saudi Wife Beaten up by Religious Police

    09/02/2014 10:04:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 1 September 2014
    A British man and his Saudi wife were attacked by members of the religious police, officially known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, outside one of the premier malls in Riyadh on Saturday, Al-Hayat daily said. The members pounced on the car, in which the Briton and his wife had gotten into for protection, rapped on the window glass and asked him to step out of the car. Read also: Interview with head of Saudi religious police on beating of British man This was after an argument and fisticuff, which the Briton and his...
  • White Marine Attacked Outside Mississippi Restaurant by Black Mob

    09/02/2014 9:04:40 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 65 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 26, 2014 | David Boroff
    A 32-year-old Marine was beaten by a group of men outside of a Mississippi restaurant after he was warned it wasn't safe for white people in the wake of the Michael Brown killing in Missouri, the serviceman's friend claims. Ralph Weems, an Iraq war veteran, was in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday. But his brother-in-law said that Weems had undergone brain surgery. The hospital would not respond to The Associated Press regarding that claim. A 22-year-old man was busted in the beating and other arrests likely are coming soon, cops say....
  • Whoa! Enraging: Fox News reports Obama briefed on ISIS for A YEAR. Still no strategy?

    09/02/2014 7:48:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 46 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 09/02/14 | Twitchy Staff
    One year. Yet still President No Strategy is flummoxed. So flummoxed that he simply flees to the fairway. It gets worse:
  • Source: Obama given detailed intelligence about rise of ISIS for a year

    09/02/2014 7:46:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | September 2, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    President Obama was given detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of the Islamic State as part of his daily briefing for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer, a former Pentagon official told Fox News. The official -- who asked not to be identified because the President's Daily Brief is considered the most authoritative, classified intelligence community product analyzing sensitive international events for the president -- said the data was strong and "granular" in detail. The source said a policymaker "could not come away with any other impression: This is getting...
  • Louisiana Republican Party files complaint asking for investigation into Mary Landrieu's travel

    09/02/2014 7:31:46 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | September 02, 2014 at 7:00 AM | Cole Avery
    The Louisiana Republican Party has filed a formal complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics asking it investigate Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., over campaign flights paid for with Senate funds. [....] "Considering that Sen. Landrieu admitted to breaking the law on two occasions, and there is strong evidence of other occurrences, the Senate Select Committee on Ethics should undertake a full review of the Sen. Landrieu's travel expenditures from her official account to ensure that Louisiana taxpayers have not been unwittingly and illegally subsidizing her re-election campaign by funding her campaign travel," Dore wrote.
  • Ebola patient escapes medical centre in Liberia, spreads panic in Monrovia

    09/02/2014 7:16:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/2/2014 | Youtube
    Video Link Here
  • Jury to decide fates of former Blackwater contractors charged in Iraq shooting

    09/02/2014 6:18:24 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue September 2, 2014
    The Iraq War incident has been a controversial political and diplomatic case from start. On Tuesday, a Washington jury begins deliberations on whether the four guards are guilty of murder, among other charges.
  • Good News: U.S. Authorities Can't Find 6,000 Students Whose Visas Have Expired

    09/02/2014 5:05:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Good news everyone: We're back to pre-911 complacency as Islamic terror armies gain ground all over the world (as a side note, the United States apparently still doesn't have a strategy in place on how to deal with this growing, real threat). An alarming new report from ABC News shows authorities from U.S. Customs and Immigration and the State Department have lost track of 6,000 foreign students whose visas have expired.  Watch more news videos | Latest from the US As a reminder, the 9/11 hijackers purposely applied for student visas to get into the United States and knew when...
  • 3 Columbus churches vandalized with graffiti overnight

    09/02/2014 3:36:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    WTHR ^ | 8/31/2014
    Columbus Police said they've never had anything like it - three churches vandalized in the same night. Someone spray painted them on the outside. It's the words used, though, that have some people asking if this was more than a prank. “It was just one word. It said ‘Infidels!'” Father Doug Marcotte said of what was spray painted on Saint Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Columbus overnight Saturday. Parishioners saw that, along with the word "Qur'an 3:151" on their way into mass Sunday morning. “It's certainly not a warm and fuzzy verse. It talks about the infidels, their refuge being the...
  • Immigration Policy by Executive Fiat

    09/02/2014 2:43:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2014 | Fred Bauer
    When the Senate passed its version of comprehensive immigration reform, it aimed to appeal to a coalition dominated by ethnic activists and big business. The Senate immigration package — consisting principally of immediate legalization for millions of illegal immigrants, promises of enforcement, revisions of the legal-immigration system, and the expansion of guest-worker visa programs — would have fulfilled that coalition’s desires for the legalization of illegal immigrants and cheap labor. A popular outcry might have stopped the Senate immigration bill, but perhaps President Obama’s executive orders will gratify this coalition’s appetites after all. In a series of closed-door meetings, representatives...
  • Records: “Politiqueras” offered cocaine and money in exchange for votes (party not mentioned)

    09/02/2014 2:28:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 8/31/14 | Cristina Garcia
    **SNIP** “A politiquera is a person who works for a candidate to encourage people to vote, to bring voters to the polls, to ensure that voters select the appropriate candidate, to pay voters for their votes”, according to court documents. Veronica Saldivar was allegedly given part of an “eight ball” of cocaine to bribe voters to cast their ballot for a Hidalgo County Commissioner. Court documents reveal a campaign manager distributed the cocaine in baggies to campaign workers. A voter told FBI agents Saldivar promised to pay $10 in exchange for their vote.
  • Legal Defense Funds of Suspended California Senators Receiving Donations (shoulder fired missiles)

    09/02/2014 2:15:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    JD Journal ^ | 9/02/14 | Jim Vassallo
    The amount of money political candidates in the state of California can collect for campaigns is tightly governed, but for legal defense funds, donors are permitted to donate much more, according to KPCC. In March, the state senate, voted to suspend three members who were charged or who were convicted of felonies. The legal bills for senators Ron Calderon and Rod Wright are being paid for by a mix of politicians, political action committees and even corporations. Senator Leland Yee has a committee to college legal defense donations working for him as well. None of the legal defense funds setup...
  • IRS produced 1,361 pages of documents to Judicial Watch on August 27

    09/02/2014 1:50:17 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 7 replies
    U.S. District Court - DC District ^ | 08-29-2014 | Justice Dept.
    Link to August 29, 2014 Court document EXCERPTS: Since the Service’s last status update on April 30, 2014, the Service has produced 2,746 of responsive documents as follows: 315 pages on May 23, 2014, 205 pages on June 30, 2014, 865 pages on July 31, 2014, and 1,361 pages on August 27, 2014 ... Counsel for the Service conferred with counsel for Judicial Watch prior to filing this Status Report. Judicial Watch takes the position that filing a status report is inappropriate at this juncture because the Court ordered the parties, on July 10, 2014, to file a status report...
  • The Covert Origins of ISIS

    09/02/2014 1:45:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/29/14
    Evidence exposing who put ISIS in power, and how it was done.
  • Emmett Till, Mike Brown, and a New Movement for an Old Law

    09/02/2014 1:13:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 28, 2014 | Zachary Norris, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
    Despite progress over the last century, for black people this country has failed to ever make good on its earliest and most basic democratic protection: the 14th Amendment. When the 14th Amendment was enacted, it was meant to provide equal protection to all under the law. But if a black person can be gunned down and left in the street for over four hours with no disciplinary action taken against the government representative responsible, what does "equal protection" mean? Redeeming the promise of the 14th Amendment is as relevant today as it was when first enacted. On August 9, 2014,...
  • Jihad Comes To Europe

    09/02/2014 12:29:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Gatestone Institute - International Policy Council ^ | September 1, 2014 | Guy Millière
    Belgian security services have estimated that the number of European jihadists in Syria may be over 4000. European leaders have directed their nastiest comments against the Jewish state, none of them has asked why Palestinian organizations in Gaza put their stockpiles of weapons in hospitals, homes, schools and mosques, or their command and control centers at the bottom of large apartment buildings or underneath hospitals. None of them has even said that Hamas is a terrorist organization despite its genocidal charter. The majority of them are wedded to the idea of redistribution. Their policies are anti-growth, do not afford people...
  • Discarded Children Still Bring in Subsidy Checks for the Adoptive Parents Who Tossed Them Aside

    09/02/2014 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Nick Nehamas
    Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.They gave up on their “hard-to-place" adopted kids — but not on the government check intended for the discarded kids’ care. Hundreds of adoptive parents across the five boroughs who've sent their children to live elsewhere are continuing to pull in monthly checks of up to $1,700 per child while the city, state and feds look the other way, the Daily...
  • Partner Killed Designer Stuart Rattle but Pretended he Was Still Alive: Documents

    09/01/2014 11:46:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Australian ^ | SEPTEMBER 02, 2014 | Rachel Baxendale
    THE partner of celebrated Melbourne interior designer Stuart Rattle hit him over the head with a saucepan before strangling him to death with a nylon dog lead, court documents reveal. Michael O’Neill then went to elaborate lengths over the following days to pretend his companion of 16 years was still alive. O’Neill, 48, today pleaded guilty to murder and arson, admitting to killing Mr Rattle, 53, before setting fire to their South Yarra apartment five days later in an attempt to conceal the crime. A case summary and record of interview released by the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court show O’Neill maintained...
  • Australia: ‘Extreme Force’ Justified Against ISIS

    09/01/2014 11:39:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 2 September 2014
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday said "extreme force" was justified in battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants as he played down reports that an Australian plane delivering humanitarian aid in Iraq came under fire. Australia will "in coming days" join ally the United States in an international effort to transport weapons to Kurdish forces fighting IS extremists in northern Iraq. It has also been conducting humanitarian air drops to the besieged town of Amerli.
  • GoFundMe pages for police officer Wilson mysteriously stop accepting donations after raising $433K

    09/01/2014 10:57:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2014 | Michael Zennie
    The websites dedicated to raising money for Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson have mysteriously stopped accepting donations after collecting nearly half a million dollars - and it's not clear why. Since Wilson's name was released to the public on August 15, two GoFundMe pages have raised more than $433,000 to pay legal bills and other costs associated with his fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. By Sunday, however, both pages were no longer accepting money, giving donors the message: 'Donations are Complete! The organizer has stopped donations.' Wilson has been in hiding since he was identified as...
  • Email Reveals Lois Lerner Ignored Political Expenditures By Unions

    09/01/2014 10:39:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 9/1/14 | Connor D. Wolf
    The official at the center of the Internal Revenue Service tea party scandal once dismissed complaints that labor unions were not reporting millions of dollars in political activities on their tax forms, according to an email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. In 2007, Lerner responded directly to a complaint that some major labor unions reported completely different amounts of political expenditures when filing with the IRS and the Department of Labor. At the time of the email, Lerner was the Director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS. Lerner wrote, “We looked at the information you provided regarding organizations...
  • Finding justice on racial issues through the ballot

    09/01/2014 8:33:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | September 1, 2014 | Ebynn Hanna, state coordinator of Florida Black Youth Vote.
    The eyes of America remain focused on Ferguson, Missouri, gripped by the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death. The anguish of Ferguson — from the murder of an unarmed young person of color, to the lack of accountability fueled by a sheer disregard for black lives — is all too familiar for Florida. Our state has been the backdrop for a number of high-profile stories that have similarly illuminated America’s tragic legacy of killing unarmed people of color. There was Trayvon Martin, 17, who was walking down the street in Sanford in 2012 when he was followed and killed by George...
  • Reckoning Starts in Britain on Abuse of Girls (Rotherham and the rest of the Isle)

    09/01/2014 6:44:06 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    NYTimes ^ | KATRIN BENNHOLDS
    It started on the bumper cars in the children’s arcade of the local shopping mall. Lucy was 12, and a group of teenage boys, handsome and flirtatious, treated her and her friends to free rides and ice cream after school. Over time, older men were introduced to the girls, while the boys faded away. Soon they were getting rides in real cars, and were offered vodka and marijuana. One man in particular, a Pakistani twice her age and the leader of the group, flattered her and bought her drinks and even a mobile phone. Lucy liked him. The rapes started...