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  • Vladimir Putin masses tanks and troops inside Ukraine as war threatens to escalate

    07/05/2015 6:22:54 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 1 replies
    SUNDAY EXPRESS ^ | 4 Jul 15 | Nick Gutteridge
    VLADIMIR PUTIN is massing Russian tanks deep within Ukraine's borders, it emerged today, as the fierce war gripping the country looks set to enter its bloodiest phase yet. Video shot from a drone unveiled a massive Russian military camp some 15 miles inside Ukraine, and just 10 miles from the front line where fierce fighting has taken place between Government forces and Moscow-backed rebels. In the damning footage Russian T-72 tanks, construction equipment and tents can be seen massed together in a woodland clearing. The pro-Kiev group Dnipro-1, which released the video, said it had conducted two fly-bys with the...
  • The struggle for Ukraine is more serious than ISIS

    07/05/2015 6:16:58 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre
    NEW YORK POST ^ | 5 Jul 15 | Diane Francis
    KIEV — Vladimir Putin continues to chip away at Ukraine while the west just watches. In the past year, Ukraine has lost 9% of its territory, 1.3 million people have fled Russian-occupied regions, 6,200 people have died and 30,000 have been wounded. On July 17, one year ago, Russian missiles blew up a Malaysian plane over Ukraine, killing 298 passengers on board, a war crime barely mentioned. Ukraine’s economy has been damaged and the country’s payments on debts, due to years of exorbitant Russian gas prices, are the same as defense costs. Russia’s aggression is at bay because, in the...
  • Chicago extends taxing power to online movies, music, more (only 9%)

    07/05/2015 5:02:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/02/15 | John Byrne and Amina Elahi
    Chicagoans who pay to stream movies and music from services like Netflix and Spotify will now need to fork over an additional 9 percent for the privilege, as will Chicago businesses that pay to use everything from real estate to court databases online, under a decision the city quietly made recently to expand its taxing power.. The added costs are the result of a ruling by the city Finance Department that extends the reach of ordinances governing two types of taxes — the city amusement tax and the city personal property lease transaction tax — to cover many products streamed...
  • Man hit with milk crate, called 'white bread' by...black men in anti-white attack on Staten Island

    07/05/2015 4:38:12 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | July 4, 2015 | Thomas Tracy
    Cops are hunting a group of men behind an anti-white attack on Staten Island, officials said Saturday. Seven black men called a 28-year-old man “white bread” and other insults as they threatened him on Vanderbilt Ave. and Targee St. in Fox Hills about 3 p.m. on June 19, cops said. The group then chased after the white victim, punching and kicking him. They struck him with a milk crate, a fluorescent light bulb, a bottle and other garbage they picked up, officials said. The victim managed to escape his attackers, suffering only minor wounds. The NYPD’s hate crimes task force...
  • 7-year-old boy killed among 30 shot in 8 hours overnight (Chicago)

    07/05/2015 4:38:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/05/14 | Peter Nickeas, Alexandra Chachkevitch, Jeremy Gorner
    A 7-year-old boy and two men were killed overnight and at least 27 other people were injured during an 8-hour stretch that started not long after dark.. About 11:55 p.m., a 7-year-old boy was killed and a 26-year-old woman was injured in a shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. The woman and the boy were standing on a sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Harding Avenue when gunfire erupted and bullets hit them, police said. The boy was hit in the right side of the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. He was...
  • Supreme Court has not the authority to redefine marriage

    07/05/2015 4:04:47 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 7/4/2015 | Bob Livingston
    Although they seem to think they do, five Ivy League-educated lawyers in league with the Prince of Darkness have not the authority to redefine marriage, which was not defined by man in the first place. God established marriage in Genesis 2:23-24, “The man said, ‘This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (ESV) The Supreme Court is not the first to...
  • What was the question again? Greek voters confused by baffling 74-word referendum conundrum

    07/05/2015 4:03:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/04/15 | Keiligh Baker
    What was the question again? Greek voters confused by baffling 74-word referendum conundrum that demands a simple 'yes' or 'no' to decide country's future Greek voters who are facing a momentous vote tomorrow which may determine the country's future in Europe are confused by the baffling wording on the ballot paper. Nearly 10 million Greek voters will take to the ballot booths on Sunday to vote 'Yes' or 'No' in a referendum asking if they accept more austerity measures in return for bailout funds. But many are baffled by the strange wording of the 74-word question, which asks: 'Should the...
  • July 4 crowds ignore call to boycott Georgia park over Confederate flag

    07/05/2015 3:58:54 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    Rueters ^ | 7/5/2015
    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (Reuters) - Fourth of July holidaymakers ignored a call to boycott Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, known as the "Confederate Rushmore," over its display of the contentious Confederate flag. Hundreds of people had staked out spots at the 3,200-acre (1,295-hectare) privately run park by noon on Saturday for nighttime laser and fireworks shows. They shrugged off heavy rain on the park's busiest day of the year as well as the boycott call. Democratic state Representative LaDawn Blackett Jones this week urged people to stay away from the park 10 miles (16 km) east of Atlanta because it flies...
  • Clinton uses two aides and a rope to lasso journalists away from her on Fourth of July parade

    07/05/2015 3:54:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/04/15 | Wills Robinson
    Hillary's wrangling of the reporters: Clinton uses two aides and a rope to lasso journalists away from her on Fourth of July parade As Hillary Clinton walked freely down a New Hampshire road, she shook hands and greeted residents with a smile. But the members of the press accompanying her were a bit more restricted in their movements - as they were guided through the streets with a rope. The former Secretary of State's campaign staff kept reporters, cameramen and photographers at arm's length as she joined a July 4 parade in Gorham - fueling speculation she is trying to...
  • Texans fear Obama-led U.S. military invasion

    07/05/2015 3:25:01 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    The Day (CT) ^ | 7/4/2015 | Kevin Slullivan
    Bastrop, Texas — The office of the Bastrop County Republican Party is in an old lumber mill on Main Street, with peeling brown paint and a sign out front that captures the party's feelings about the Obama administration: "WISE UP AMERICA!" Inside, county Chairman Albert Ellison pulled out a yellow legal pad on which he had written page after page of reasons why many Texans distrust President Barack Obama, including the fact that, "in the minds of some, he was raised by communists and mentored by terrorists." So it should come as no surprise, Ellison said, that as the U.S....
  • How Putin Ignited a Civil War in Ukraine

    07/05/2015 3:24:27 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 7 replies
    NEWSWEEK ^ | 4 Jul 15 | Alina Polyakova
    The war in eastern Ukraine is a Kremlin-manufactured conflict. The arrival of "little green men" in Crimea in February 2014 transformed the conflict from a domestic altercation between citizens and their government to an international crisis. Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly acknowledged in a government-sponsored documentary that he carefully planned and orchestrated the military takeover of the Crimean peninsula. No such admissions have been made about the war in the Donbas. From the outbreak of fighting in the east, the official Kremlin narrative has framed the Ukrainian crisis as a civil war between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists. In...
  • Republicans look to deliver blow against ObamaCare tax

    07/04/2015 9:27:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 4,2015 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding ObamaCare subsidies, opponents of the law remain poised to strike a key blow against another component of the health care overhaul in a matter of months. Republicans, with help from Democrats, have gained momentum in their long-running effort to repeal the law's controversial 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices. The House voted 280-140 to nix the tax, which went into effect in 2013, in June; the debate heads next to the Senate. While Republicans have tried dozens of times to unravel all or parts of the law through repeal legislation, this bill...
  • I Own Guns. But I Hate the NRA.

    07/04/2015 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 4, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary “Please stay on the line …” from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: “Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?” The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I hung...
  • Shocking Footage of a Navy Veteran Knocked out by Thug in Brutal "Knockout Game"

    07/04/2015 9:36:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2015
    San Diego, CA – Authorities on Wednesday circulated surveillance camera images of a youth sought for beating up a 52-year-old man at a La Mesa transit depot. The victim had just exited a trolley about 8 p.m. June 13 when the assailant jumped him, punching him until he fell to the ground and then kicking him in the head, according to police. A surveillance camera captured images of the aggressor, described as a black teenager with braided hair, wearing blue jeans, a white sweat shirt, red tennis shoes and a black baseball cap.
  • San Francisco Shooting Suspect A Felon, Barred From Gun Possession

    07/04/2015 9:24:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 4, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When Francisco Sanchez allegedly gunned down Kathryn Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier 14 on July 1, Breitbart News discovered that Sanchez had been deported from the country five times. We also discovered another interesting tidbit–Sanchez has seven felonies, which means he faces 100 percent gun control 100 percent of the time. He is completely barred from gun possession and prohibited from having the gun with which he allegedly shot and killed Steinle.
  • Public Power, Private Gain: The Abuse of Eminent Domain

    07/04/2015 8:08:53 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 41 replies
    The Federalist Society ^ | May 01, 1997 | By Dana Berliner
    YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO MOVE WITHIN 90 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE. IF YOU REMAIN IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY AFTER THAT TIME, CRDA MAY BE ABLE TO HAVE YOU AND YOUR BELONGINGS REMOVED BY THE SHERIFF. Vera Coking received this letter telling her to move out of the house she has lived in for 36 years. So did Joseph and Gilda Ann Rutigliano, who have operated a small motel in Atlantic City for over 30 years, Vincent Sabatini, who has run his Italian restaurant for the last 32 years, and Peter Banin, who had just purchased his...
  • VIDEO: Ruger Version of the Star-Spangled Banner

    07/04/2015 6:35:26 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 4, 2015 | Dave Blount
    What could be more patriotic on the Fourth of July than playing the Star-Spangled Banner with a Ruger 10/22? Chris Cheng demonstrates:
  • Media Matters Illegally Running Campaign To Get Businesses To Sever Ties With Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 6:17:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7-3-15 | Pat Dollard
    Media Matters is a 501(c)(3), and the lawful restrictions on its political activities are listed above. I’m sure a check of Carusone’s IP addresses will confirm that he is using Media Matters’computers while on his paid on-the-clock employee time, and a search of other records will prove he is also using Media Matters’ phones and other resources to run the #DumpTrump campaign, which is illegal, as you can read here at the IRS website. However, if Trump hasn’t yet formally filed, the restriction on “any statements against candidates” may not apply. But if they do, Trump should sue. Excerpted from...
  • The Donald Vindicated: Random killing Trumps San Francisco's sanctuary city policy

    07/04/2015 5:14:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/04/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The horrific murder of a pretty young woman by an illegal alien at a prime tourist location in San Francisco is validating the argument of Donald Trump on the influx of violent criminals, and causing at least some local media reflection in arguably the nation’s most politically correct city. This morning edition of the San Francisco Chronicle website (which reflects the newspaper’s front page to some extent) gives prominent placement to Trump’s contention that the murder of Kathryn Steinle shows that he’s right. And the digital-only SFGate site gives him even more prominent play, using an unflattering picture. update:...
  • Comparing Death Rates from Mass Public Shootings and Mass Public Violence in the US and Europe

    07/04/2015 4:33:56 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | JUNE 23, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    In his address to the nation after the Charleston attack, Obama claimed: “we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.” Senator Harry Reid made a similar statement on June 23rd: “The United States is the only advanced country where this type of mass violence occurs. Let’s do something. We can expand, for example, background checks. … We should support not giving guns to people who are mentally ill and felons.” This claim is...
  • The top three mass public shootings, 9 of the worst 13, are outside the United States

    07/04/2015 4:31:05 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 23 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 28, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    After the Charleston massacre, President Obama made this comment: “the unique mayhem that gun violence afflicts upon this nation.” The three worst public mass shootings and nine of the worst 13 public mass shootings occurred outside the US. Of these cases, nine occurred in developed or “advanced” countries. The worst public mass shooting are as follows: 1) Utoya, Norway, July 22, 2011: Anders Behring Breivik used a gun to kill 67 people and wound 110 others. Still others were killed by bombs that Breivik detonated. 2) Sousse, Tunisia, June 26, 2015: Seifeddine Rezgui, a college student, used a gun to...
  • Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders

    07/04/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 07/04/15
    Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum. Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, according to public sector and financial industry experts - not just gold futures or investment positions, but approximately 5,600 gold bars worth around $650 million. The holdings, stored at a New York bank, for some harken back to century-old fears about the security of currency not backed by shiny bullion. The Legislature's...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Four-Time Deported Illegal Immigrant Murdered Wife with Hammer in Texas

    07/04/2015 3:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 3, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    Breitbart Texas has exclusively confirmed that a man who confessed to murdering his wife with a hammer in Laredo, Texas is a four-time deported illegal immigrant who would not have been in the U.S. had he not been able to illegally cross back into the country multiple times from Mexico after his deportations. In addition, the Laredo Police Department continuously encountered the man in violent episodes with his wife, yet did not notify Border Patrol, according to federal agents who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity. Several federal agents who work under the umbrella of U.S. Customs...
  • Fed to Mandate that Cars “Broadcast Speed and Location Data” Promise Not to Use it Against You

    07/04/2015 2:18:46 PM PDT · by upchuck · 96 replies
    free thought project ^ | July 3, 2015 | Justin Gardner
    Federal government is currently crafting a mandate that would require all new vehicles to “talk” to each other continuously. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to submit their proposed “connected car” rule by the end of this year. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology has been developed by top automakers over the past decade and is ready for commercialization. It uses a combination of Wi-Fi, GPS data, and sensor data collected by the vehicle to transmit a signal on speed and position 10 times a second.Like so many technologies, V2V is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it has great potential...
  • America the Deceived - Same Method, Same War, Same End!

    07/04/2015 2:04:47 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 6 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/2/2015 | Bradlee Dean
    "It has been said that if the people in Germany had looked behind Adolph Hitler and His tyrannical regime they would have found nothing behind him. It was all propaganda. Everything was pushed and propped up on deception and lies, until the truth and light exposed the lies and darkness" (Luke 12:2). Did anyone think that it was rather odd that after the Supreme Court made "their" decision that the "first gay president" already had the rainbow lights set and ready to turn on the same night declaring that "Love wins." It seems like he knew something beforehand. (The rainbow...
  • Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals

    07/04/2015 1:37:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 7/04/15 | KEN THOMAS
    HANOVER, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds. Clinton addressed 850 people at an outdoor amphitheater at Dartmouth College, a last-minute venue change made to accommodate a larger audience. Days earlier, Sanders spoke before about 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin. The former secretary of state made no mention of Sanders but warned that Republicans would unravel President Barack Obama's policies if they recaptured the White House, including the repeal of his signature health...
  • Federal Judge Rules Cops Can Take Over Your Home As They See Fit

    The Third Amendment was created to protect your home from being quartered by soldiers without your consent. It has very rarely been a matter of debate or litigation, until now. Federal district court Judge Andrew Gordon recently ruled that the police are exempt from the 3rd Amendment with a case out of Henderson, Nevada after a family had their home broken into and seized by local law enforcement who stated they needed the home to gain a “tactical advantage” against suspected criminals in a neighboring house. Police actually forced their way into this family’s home, pepperballed the father and his...
  • Photos=> Benghazi Protester Marches Behind Hillary Clinton at 4th of July Parade

    07/04/2015 1:00:55 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | Jul 4th, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A brave man carrying a Benghazi sign marched behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a Fourth of July parade in Gorham,New Hampshire on Saturday. Photos posted to Twitter by CNN’s Dan Merica show a man marching just a few feet behind Clinton holding a white sign with the word Benghazi on it. The sign is a reference to the September 11, 2012 Islamist terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
  • Chicago imposes ‘cloud tax’: Officials aim to collect $12M from digital services

    07/04/2015 12:36:24 PM PDT · by upchuck · 19 replies
    wash times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Digital media companies and Chicagoans will now be slapped with a 9 percent “cloud tax” on streaming services, the Chicago Sun Times reported Wednesday. City officials aim to generate $12 million from the new tax. Collections will begin Sept. 1. “In an environment in which technologies and emerging industries evolve quickly, the city periodically issues rulings that clarify the application of existing laws to these technologies and industries,” mayoral spokeswoman Elizabeth Langsdorf said in a statement, the newspaper reported. Companies are already working to shift costs imposed by the “cloud tax” onto consumers. Entertainment website The Verge reported Wednesday that...
  • Vatican Hosts Climate Commie Naomi Klein

    07/04/2015 11:54:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 2, 2015 | David Blount
    You can tell a lot about powerful people by who comes to visit them. For example, in the early years of the Obama Administration, his #1 visitor was pro-communist SEIU leader Andy Stern. Racial arsonist Al Sharpton is a regular, and his still more rabidly anti-Caucasian colleague Malik Shabazz appears to have coming a'calling too. Regarding the new Pope: The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” acknowledged Wednesday that, “as a secular...
  • Hillary extols her husband's record at Dartmouth, blames Bush for poor economy, mum on Sanders surge

    07/04/2015 11:51:05 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    unionleader.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | MEGHAN PIERCE
    HANOVER - Charlotte's grandmother, as Hillary Clinton was introduced to a crowd of 850 at Dartmouth College Friday afternoon, says she will soon present her specific economic policies. "I'll be laying out specific policies starting in about 10 days on how I think that should work," Clinton said. Clinton said she had been to Dartmough College several times as a student, visiting for different student meetings and conferences and even visiting during Winter Carnival for a blind date. "So I have memories," she said.
  • TBS: Ted Cruz - Medellin v. Texas - Mexican Who Raped and Murdered Texas Girls

    07/04/2015 11:17:31 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 40 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | March 25, 2008 | Supreme Court Decision
    Important to remember that Ted Cruz not only speaks out against illegal Immigrants, but successfully argued and won at the Supreme Court to have Mexicans who raped and murdered young girls convicted in U.S.
  • FIRE DANGER: Governor Inslee (Rat-WA) Tried to Ban Personal Fireworks for July 4th Celebrations

    07/04/2015 10:08:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    nbcrightnow.com ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | Chris Luther
    TRI-CITIES, WA. -- People are concerned about fireworks this Fourth of July. And not just locally, all over the Northwest. Governor Jay Inslee along with the Department of Natural Resources issued a burn ban for Washington but they wanted to do even more. No matter where you are in the Northwest, fireworks will be especially dangerous this year. Both Washington Governor Jay inslee and Oregon Governor Kate Brown have issued warnings. But regardless, fireworks stands have been open and selling in certain areas all week. So now they're urging extreme caution when using fireworks in cities and counties that legally...
  • Donald Trump Will Have to Disclose His Net Worth and Earnings From Trump University, Judge Rules

    07/04/2015 10:02:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, July 3, 201 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    Donald Trump has to put his mouth where his money is. The Republican presidential candidate will have to answer questions under oath about his net worth - and about how much money he raked in from his now-defunct Trump University, a California federal court judge ruled this week. Lawyers for The Donald had contended he didn't have to answer questions in a civil racketeering lawsuit about how much money he made from the "school" because he'd already acknowledged under oath that he had "significant involvement with both the operations and overall business strategy of Trump University." In a ruling Tuesday,...
  • GTA 5’ PC Police Mocked Online After California Gun Control Ally Leland Yee Was Caught...

    07/04/2015 9:56:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Unknown
    On Wednesday, Leland Yee pleaded guilty to racketeering charges and admitted that he accepted bribes, extorted money, and once offered to smuggle weapons from the Philippines. As part of a plea agreement, Yee only pleaded guilty to the racketeering charge so the remaining charges would be dropped.
  • NYC Cop Throws Fists To Protect Female Partner From Knife-Wielding Suspect [VIDEO]

    07/04/2015 9:14:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Christian Datoc
    A video surfaced Thursday of an NYPD officer using force to protect his female partner from a hostile-suspect resisting arrest.
  • Sanders draws more than 2,500 to Iowa stop — tops for this presidential cycle so far

    07/04/2015 8:51:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | John Wagner
    Another day on the presidential campaign trail, another crowd of eye-popping size for Bernie Sanders. The independent senator from Vermont attracted more than 2,500 people to a convention center here on Friday night as part of his continued quest to lead a "political revolution" and win the Democratic nomination in a field that also includes Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • Bogus gun control successes: U.K. edition

    07/04/2015 8:28:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/4/2015 | Matt Palumbo
    Back when he was still on the air, I would often perform an act of charity in doubling Piers Morgan’s ratings by tuning in to his show. When the topic of gun control would come up, and it did often, there was one argument that Piers would often bring up: that America has lax gun laws and plenty of gun homicides, while England and Wales have strong gun control and very few gun homicides. The argument at face value appears to have some validity – the U.S. has around 8,000 gun-related homicides, while England and Wales have about 60 combined.
  • Ann Coulter: ‘Boy, were Trump and I wrong’

    07/04/2015 8:08:23 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 59 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/4/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter used her signature sarcasm on Twitter to proclaim herself and Donald Trump right about America’s illegal immigration problem after a young woman was killed by an illegal who had been deported five times. Her comments came after reports on Friday that the suspect, Francisco Sanchez, had already been deported five times before he shot and killed Kathryn Steinle, 32, as she walked along the San Francisco waterfront with her father Wednesday. San Francisco authorities ignored requests from immigration officials to turn him over after they arrested him months ago on drug charges and subsequently released him.
  • Happy Dependence Day

    07/04/2015 7:38:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/4/2015 | Patrice Lewis
    On this weekend as we celebrate America’s independence, the facts are grim for how dependent we’ve become. As one example, in the 1970s one in 50 families received food stamps. Today it’s one in five. That’s is a ten-fold increase. Is America poorer than it was in 1776? Of course not. We’re richer, much richer. Then why are so many people dependent on government? Much of it has to do with how much we’ve permitted government to take over things that are none of its business.
  • News Crew Mugged, Cameras Stolen at San Francisco Pier

    07/04/2015 6:30:57 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 45 replies
    An NBC Bay Area news crew was attacked early Thursday morning while reporting a story in a mugging that injured the photographer, whose camera gear was also stolen. A second station was also robbed of its gear. -excerpt- The brazen attack occurred just before 6 a.m. at Pier 14 in San Francisco, where the reporter and photographer – along with several other news stations – were covering a story about a woman who had been shot to death there the night before. -excerpt- As the two were about to go on air, a man pulled up to the curb in...
  • Many Americans Don’t Have a Clue what the 4th of July is about – Here’s a Reminder

    07/04/2015 5:28:04 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 9 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/3/2015 | Tim Brown
    Amid Islamic terror threats, military exercises on American streets, a ringer in the White House, a legislating Supreme Court, a spineless Congress and a host of other lawlessness that is currently going on in America today, we can look and see that this is all because of two things: People are ignorant of history and law and they have turned their back on the God of our original founders. To make the point of ignorance of law, check out the video below, in which Mark Dice asks people why we celebrate July 4. (See video at link) Seriously, just make...
  • U.N. Sec-Gen: “Obama To Sign International Agreement To End Global Poverty” (VIDEO)

    07/04/2015 4:44:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | June 30, 2015 | P.W. Adams
    Last Friday, while most Americans were distracted debating the pros and cons of the Confederate Flag, or lamenting the latest SCOTUS rulings, Democrats and one world supporters gathered in San Francisco, California to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations. The event, held in San Francisco City Hall, was a Progressive star-studded event featuring the likes of Governor Jerry Brown, Mayor Ed Lee, and Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. But the most compelling statement was made the the keynote speaker, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon. Secretary Moon admitted that in September World Leaders, including President Obama,are set...
  • EXCLUSIVE: NYT Debunked: Scott Walker’s ‘I’m Not Going Nativist’ Conversation Never Happened

    07/04/2015 12:34:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A conversation about immigration between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore, reported on by the New York Times this week, never happened. “We have spoken with Stephen Moore and the conversation that was reported did not happen and he will tell you that. I would recommend you reach out to him,” Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Breitbart News on Thursday in response to an article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman. On Thursday, the reporters wrote: “Stephen Moore, a conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation who backs an immigration overhaul, called Mr. Walker’s embrace of a...
  • SSA Can’t Collect Overpayments Without Wasting Money

    07/04/2015 12:23:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 3, 2015 5:00 am | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) spends more money than it collects when trying to recover payments to individuals who received benefits for which they were not eligible. According to the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the SSA issued $128.3 million in “low-dollar” overpayments between 2008 and 2013, and then spent $323 million to collect them. The agency ultimately recovered only $109.4 million. “This resulted in SSA spending over $213.6 million more than it collected,” the OIG said, in an audit released Wednesday. […] The overpayments were distributed through the SSA’s Retirement and Survivors Insurance (RSI), Disability Insurance (DI), and Supplemental...
  • 22 Years a Slave: Fisherman Survives Beating, Shackling, Years in Jungle

    07/03/2015 10:19:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | 7/3 | Margie Mason
    All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after being gone eight years and forced to work on a boat in faraway Indonesia, Myint Naing was willing to risk everything to see his mother again. His nights were filled with dreams of her, and time was slowly stealing her face from his memory. So he threw himself on the ground and roped his arms around the captain’s legs to beg for freedom. The Thai skipper barked loud enough for all to hear that...
  • San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect

    07/03/2015 4:04:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 3, 2015 | Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer for San Francisco's sheriff's office says it had no authority to honor an immigration detainer on a suspect in the shooting death of a woman at a popular tourist destination.Francisco Sanchez has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, a federal agency said Friday. He was arrested about an hour after Wednesday's seemingly random slaying of Kathryn Steinle at Pier 14 — one of the busiest attractions in the city.
  • Under fire for comments, Trump weighs in on California shooting

    07/03/2015 8:52:56 PM PDT · by Mariner · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 3rd, 2015 | By Ellen Wulfhorst
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A random fatal shooting in San Francisco, allegedly by an immigrant, proves the United States must tighten its borders, according to a statement on Friday by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is facing heavy criticism for his comments about Mexicans. Kathryn Steinle, 32, was fatally shot as she walked with her father along the popular Embarcadero pier on Wednesday in what San Francisco police described as an apparent random attack. Francisco Sanchez, 45, was quickly arrested nearby. He is on probation from Texas, police said. He has a long criminal history and has been deported...
  • JUDICIAL WATCH: OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON CONCOCTED BENGHAZI VIDEO LIE WITH JIHADIST HELP

    07/03/2015 8:18:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-3-2015 | Edwin Mora
    JUDICIAL WATCH: OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON CONCOCTED BENGHAZI VIDEO LIE WITH JIHADIST HELP White House photo/Pete Souza by EDWIN MORA3 Jul 2015Washington, D.C. President Obama and Hillary Clinton likely made the decision to falsely tie an inflammatory anti-Islam Internet video to the fatal Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya, the chief of the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch (JW) told Breitbart News. The president and then-Secretary of State Clinton sought the assistance from domestic and foreign jihadists in spreading the online video lie, added JW President Tom Fitton. Breitbart News spoke to...
  • A whole island pretending to be blind...: New book reveals how Greeks cheated THEMSELVES into ruin

    07/03/2015 8:10:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 43 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 3 July 2015 | Flora Drury For Mailonline
    Greece in teetering on the brink of ruin - and it is hard not to feel sympathy for the pensioners crying in the street and the mothers facing empty supermarket shelves. Yet those reading a new book may find themselves feeling a little less compassionate towards the Greeks. It reveals an eye-popping catalogue of benefits scams and tax avoidance schemes that have robbed the public purse. James Angelos' The Full Catastrophe: Travels among the New Greek Ruins lays bare the corruption which filtered through all levels of society - from the islanders who pretended to be blind, to the families...