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  • Ferguson mob swarms town meeting: If cop gets off, ‘ya’ll better bring every army y’all got.

    09/19/2014 7:19:32 PM PDT · by walford · 19 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 17, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    A raucous crowd disrupted speakers, threatened violence and accused police of murder Tuesday night as the fallout from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., reignited. And anyone who disagreed with the mob needed a police escort to get out. That was the scene of “democracy” as protesters apparently conceive it during a meeting of the St. Louis County Council in Clayton, Mo., as a meeting called to conduct local government descended into two hours of near chaos and mob rule, according to an account by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The mob was on hand, of course, to “protest” the...
  • Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic Abuse Problem Than the NFL

    09/19/2014 7:10:47 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9-19-14 | Conor Friedersdorf
    I'd urge everyone who believes in zero tolerance for NFL employees caught beating their wives or girlfriends to direct as much attention—or ideally, even more attention—at police officers who assault their partners. Several studies have found that the romantic partners of police officers suffer domestic abuse at rates significantly higher than the general population. And while all partner abuse is unacceptable, it is especially problematic when domestic abusers are literally the people that battered and abused women are supposed to call for help. If there's any job that domestic abuse should disqualify a person from holding, isn't it the one...
  • Prosecutor asks for co-counsel for Perry case

    09/19/2014 6:46:47 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2014 5:54pm | By Brian M. Rosenthal, Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN -- The special prosecutor in the case against Gov. Rick Perry is asking for some help. San Antonio lawyer Michael McCrum, who guided the case to last month's indictment, filed a motion Friday asking a state court to fund a co-counsel. "Mr. Perry has filed several pleadings attacking the legality of the Texas statute that underlie the criminal charges the grand jury filed against him," McCrum wrote. "After due consideration, it is the opinion of undersigned counsel that an additional counsel is necessary at this time to adequately respond to motions and applications filed and otherwise prepare for trial."...
  • Pennsylvania police closing in on officer slaying suspect

    09/19/2014 6:31:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | September 19, 2014 | Ralph Ellis and Sonia Moghe
    Canadensis, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Police in Pennsylvania appeared to be closing in Friday night on the suspect in the slaying of a state trooper. Police have surrounded a home where they believe Eric Matthew Frein is believed to be hiding, a local government official told CNN. The home, which was broken into, is not far from Frein's family home in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, in the Poconos Mountains. Police exchanged gunfire in the area with an individual believed to be Frein.
  • Homegrown jihadist shoots N.J. teen 8 times, calling it a ‘just kill’: report #BrendanTevlin

    09/18/2014 7:10:56 PM PDT · by Diago · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-18-14 | Jessica Chasmar
    A brutally murdered 19-year-old New Jersey man was allegedly targeted by a self-proclaimed homegrown jihadist who called it a “just kill,” Fox News has revealed. Brendan Tevlin, of Livingston, was stopped at a red light driving home from a friend’s house on June 25 when Ali Muhammad Brown allegedly walked up his car and fired ten rounds, striking him eight times. Mr. Brown then drove the car, with Tevlin’s lifeless body still in it, to a parking lot in West Orange and left him there, Fox News reported. Police initially announced the arrest of three suspects in Tevlin’s murder, calling...
  • [Former CT Governor] Rowland Guilty Of Violating Federal Campaign Laws

    09/19/2014 5:04:14 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 12 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | Sept 19, 2014 | Edmund H. Mahony
    NEW HAVEN — Former Gov. John G. Rowland, a political rising star who crashed a decade ago in a corruption scandal, fell again Friday when a jury in federal court found him guilty in a low-rent scheme to collect secret paychecks from rich Republican congressional candidates. After deliberating for seven hours over two days, the jury convicted the 57-year-old, three-term governor of conspiracy, two counts of falsifying records in order to obstruct an investigation, two counts of causing false reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission and two counts of exceeding campaign contribution limits.
  • This Ted Cruz bill gives shocking new powers to ... Barack Obama?

    09/19/2014 4:36:29 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 28 replies
    Rare / Cox Media Group ^ | September 19, 2014 | Matt Purple
    Senator Ted Cruz isn’t one to throw a bone to the Obama administration. But a new bill that he introduced would give the government enormous new powers when it comes to national security. It’s called the “Expatriate Terrorist Act” and on the surface its intentions seem good enough. It allows the United States to revoke the citizenship of anyone fighting for or aiding a terrorist group like ISIS. “If we do not pass this legislation, the consequence will be that Americans fighting alongside ISIS today may come home tomorrow with a U.S. passport, may come home to New York or...
  • Secy. Kerry says Iran can help defeat ISIS

    09/19/2014 3:58:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States welcomes potential action on the part of Iran to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) while the Obama administration maintains it is not coordinating militarily with the nation. In remarks to the United Nations Security Council in New York on Friday, Kerry called for a "holistic, global campaign" to defeat ISIS, noting, "the coalition required to eliminate ISIL is not only, nor even primarily, military in nature," he said using an alternate acronym for the group. "The fact is there is a role for nearly every country...
  • Nurse says she's tired of treating ISIL terrorists (Turkey)

    09/19/2014 3:44:48 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    Todays Zaman ^ | 9/17/2014 | Todays Zaman
    A nurse who works at a private hospital in Mersin, a city and province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, has told Turkish authorities and Parliament that she is sick and tired of treating members of the terrorist organization the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself the "Islamic State." The nurse, who was identified only by her initials, E.G., in a news story published by the Taraf daily on Wednesday, said of ISIL militants: “We treat them, and they go on to decapitate people. I am sick of treating wounded ISIL militants.” E.G. has...
  • Al Jazeera America Sues Former VP Gore

    09/19/2014 3:38:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 19, 2014
    Al Jazeera America is suing former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the former owners of the TV network that became Al Jazeera America. The parties are fighting over money that is being held in escrow. The former vice president and Hyatt, the founder of Hyatt Legal Services, sued the network last month saying that it was improperly withholding tens of millions of dollars placed in escrow when Al Jazeera bought Current TV for $500 million. Al Jazeera America says it is entitled to the money because Gore and Hyatt agreed to indemnify the network for claims made against...
  • Rick Scott's Toll Lanes Definitely Newsworthy ... but an Exposé?

    09/19/2014 12:41:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Nancy Smith
    In August 2011 Gov. Rick Scott first made it plain he likes toll lanes on major highways and wants more of them. They speed up traffic, he said. In October 2011, PolitiFact Florida checked out his assessment, rated it "mostly true." So it was a little surprising to see the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR), whose stated purpose is "to expose corruption, waste and miscarriages of justice," expose Scott's commitment to toll lanes. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great this news is well and truly in front of the public again. And shame on all of us...
  • Black people had the power to fix the problems in Ferguson before the Brown shooting. They failed.

    09/19/2014 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2014 | Charles Cobb
    Many images that came out of Ferguson, Mo., last month looked like scenes from Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s: the gun-wielding police officers, the sign-carrying protesters and the chants demanding equal treatment and human dignity. But that’s where the similarities ended. For all the righteous indignation it inspired, the Ferguson turmoil has become the latest in a series of flash-in-the-pan causes that peter out without inspiring lasting movements for racial justice. As an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi during the ’60s, what I learned was the importance of organizing at the grass-roots and how even...
  • Senate Dems Block Cruz Bill to Strip Citizenship From Terrorists

    09/19/2014 11:04:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    Minutemen News ^ | September 19, 2014 | Staff
    The Senate has refused to consider Sen. Ted Cruz’s bill that would strip Americans of their citizenship for joining the Islamic State (ISIS) or any other terrorist group after one Democratic member objected. “If we do not pass this legislation, the consequence will be that Americans fighting alongside ISIS today may come home tomorrow with a U.S. passport, may come home to New York or Los Angeles or Houston or Chicago and innocent Americans may be murdered if the Senate does not act today,” the Texas Republican said on the Senate floor, The Washington Times reports. [snip] Cruz proposed his...
  • Rotherham abuse scandal: Children's services director Joyce Thacker quits

    09/19/2014 10:46:17 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th September 2014 | BBC News
    'Rotherham council's director of children's services has resigned in the wake of a report which said 1,400 girls had been abused in the town. Joyce Thacker had been under pressure to step down since the publication of the Jay Report. The council said Ms Thacker "is to leave... by mutual agreement, with immediate effect". It had revealed this week she was on sick leave. The council's leadership had been accused of "blatant" collective failures in a report detailing the sexual abuse mainly by gangs of men of Pakistani heritage from 1997 to 2013. Keith Vaz, the Commons Home Affairs select...
  • Shaun Wright resigns over Rotherham child abuse scandal

    09/19/2014 10:44:49 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th September 2014 | BBC News
    'South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned over the Rotherham child abuse scandal. Mr Wright faced repeated calls to step down in the wake of a report which found at least 1,400 children were abused in the town from 1997 to 2013. He was the head of children's services in Rotherham between 2005 and 2010. Mr Wright said he was stepping down to ensure the "important issues" outlined in the report could be discussed and considered "without distraction".'
  • You Can Now Go to Jail for Having a Toy Gun in Atlantic City

    09/19/2014 10:40:56 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | September 18, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    Atlantic City’s city council just unanimously voted to ban selling or owning “realistic-looking” toy guns.The ordinance bans the “sale, possession or use of any imitation firearms . . . which aren’t bright, fluorescent colors or transparent,” according to an article published in the Press of Atlantic City.Anyone caught with an illegal toy gun can face a $50 fine and 30 days in jail.
  • In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites

    09/19/2014 10:23:32 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 62 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9-18-14 | Amina Khan
    The risk of dying from a gunshot wound is twice as high for African Americans as it is for white Americans, according to a new study based on 11 years’ worth of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2000 and 2010, the rate of firearm-related fatalities in the U.S. was 9.05 per 100,000 people for whites and 18.51 per 100,000 people for blacks. When factoring in the 3.38 deaths per 100,000 people of other races, the country’s overall gun-related death rate was 10.21 per 100,000 Americans, researchers reported Thursday in the journal BMJ Open. That racial...
  • In Reid's Senate, 4-Day Workweeks Rule

    09/19/2014 10:16:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Melanie Batley
    The Senate adjourned Thursday for an extended break until November, having so far avoided this year to work a full week at a time. According to The Hill, threats by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to convene a two-week session in September and force lawmakers to work weekends have come to naught. Senators have not worked a single Friday in 2014, and both parties were keen to leave town Thursday until Nov. 12.
  • Male-On-Male Rape Epidemic In Obama’s Pro-Deviancy Military

    09/19/2014 10:08:46 AM PDT · by fwdude · 53 replies
    Barbwire.com ^ | 19 Sept 2014 | Bryan Fischer
    One of the things we predicted when the infamous crime against nature was dropped as a bar to military service was an inevitable descent into moral and sexual debauchery in our armed forces. And we were right. Homosexual conduct is immoral, unnatural and unhealthy. There are a host of pathologies associated with male homosexual conduct, including random, promiscuous, anonymous sex, a highly elevated risk of HIV/AIDS and a proclivity toward sexual violence. This is not a lifestyle any rational society, let alone its military, should embrace or support. Now we are getting more information about just how twisted and dangerous...
  • At least 8 Ebola aid workers reportedly killed 'in cold blood' by villagers in Guinea

    09/19/2014 9:54:07 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2014 | Fox News
    At least eight Ebola aid workers and journalists were reportedly murdered and dumped in a latrine in a remote village in Guinea in a frightening example of the growing distrust locals have of foreigners coming to help stem the mushrooming health crisis. These deaths are believed to be the first resulting from resistance to international efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak in the region, Reuters reported. Other aid teams have been forced to turn back by crowds in several locations, and a treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia was attacked and looted.
  • Obama unveils campaign to prevent sexual assaults on campus

    09/19/2014 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/19/2014
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  • Moms Demand Action Asked to Leave Kroger Property in Lansing, Michigan

    09/19/2014 9:26:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    gunssavelives.net ^ | 9/18/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Moms Demand Action has suffered another setback in their effort to get more corporations to ban guns. Members of the group were asked to leave a Lansing, Michigan parking lot. According to local media reports, Kroger’s stance won’t stop Moms Demand Action’s ongoing protests at Kroger stores, however, said Linda Brundage, who heads the group’s mid-Michigan chapter. Brundage led a group of about 12 women at this morning’s protest.
  • Dozens killed as Boko Haram fighters attack Nigerian market

    09/19/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2014-09-19 23:07:45
    ABUJA, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of people were killed by Boko Haram militants Friday at a local market in Mainok area of northeastern Nigeria's state of Borno, survivors and security sources said. The attackers hit the market, located some 56 km from Maiduguri, capital of the restive Borno State, while buying and selling was at its peak, Bello Adamu, an eyewitness told Xinhua. Traders who were more affected in the attack noted the attackers struck at about 1:30 p.m. local time. A security source who pleaded for anonymity said at least 21 people were killed in the attack which...
  • Prosecutors From Across the Country Form “Anti Gun Violence Coalition”

    09/19/2014 9:07:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    gunssavelives.net ^ | 9/19/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Prosecutors across the nation have formed a coalition which they say is meant to reduce “gun violence”. The prosecutors from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, Houston and Milwaukee will join together to cut down on gang violence using guns, domestic violence involving firearms and the mentally ill accessing firearms. According to a press release put out by the group today,
  • Traffickers 'laughed' as they capsized boat to drown refugees

    09/19/2014 9:05:59 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 24 replies
    AFP at Ynet ^ | 09.19.14 | AFP staff
    Survivors of Europe's most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, as the EU cried murder and vowed to step up the fight against people smugglers. Fresh witness testimony confirmed around 500 people drowned after their boat sank off Malta on Wednesday, including up to 100 children who had been making the treacherous journey from Egypt to Italy, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. "After they hit our boat they waited to make sure that it had sunk completely before leaving. They were laughing," one...
  • Australia, ISIS And The Role Of Guns

    09/19/2014 9:01:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Herschel Smith
    Most readers probably pondered how ISIS was able to infiltrate a country and the awful acts they were prepared to perpetrate. I didn’t. My thoughts ran immediately to the fact that at least one of the individuals had a “prohibited” weapon and ammunition. As with all gun control, law abiding citizens are unarmed and unprotected, while the criminals have their weapons. Australia has some of the most restrictive gun control laws on earth. We’ve discussed this before. An Australian farmer lost his fight to obtain a handgun to shoot feral hogs because he couldn’t satisfy the woman heading the “administrative...
  • McCrum faces contempt of court charges.Prosecutor in Perry case has legal troubles

    09/19/2014 8:43:58 AM PDT · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://www.gosanangelo.com ^ | 09/18/2014 | By: Will Weissert
    AUSTIN — The special prosecutor who secured two felony abuse of power indictments against Gov. Rick Perry is facing his own legal problems after a decision by Texas’ highest criminal court to renew a contempt of court case against him. Prosecutors filed a contempt of court motion against San Antonio-based attorney Michael McCrum in January, after a separate case the previous fall. In it, one of McCrum’s clients was convicted of manslaughter for driving his car the wrong-way down an interstate with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit, and sparking a head-on crash that killed two men.
  • "Good for her" When A Woman Abuses A Man

    09/19/2014 8:08:46 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 12 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/19/14 | Bob Parks
    The very ABC News that’s owned by the same corporation that owns the very same ESPN that quickly latched onto the anti-violence-against-women media crusade, came out with a segment that aired on “Primetime” in 2006. It would appear none of the sanctimonious in the media remember the segment, if they saw it at all.
  • Justice Dept. sides with 14-year-old girl raped while serving as 'bait' in middle school sting

    09/19/2014 7:58:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 92 replies
    al.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | Challen Stephens
    ACTUAL TITLE: Justice Department sides with 14-year-old girl raped while serving as 'bait' in middle school sting HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The federal government today sided with the guardian of a teenage girl who was raped during a botched sting operation in the boy's bathroom, arguing the Madison County School system was liable under federal law to investigate harassment and protect female students. "A school board cannot avoid summary judgment as a matter of law when a school administrator willfully ignores a plan to use a 14-year-old special needs student as bait to catch a student with a known history of...
  • Michelle Obama: Americans 'Take for Granted' How Much Barack Has Improved US (Barf alert)

    09/19/2014 7:57:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama proudly defended her husband’s record at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser, reminding the attendants how far the country had come since the Obamas entered the White House.
  • Abortionist Runs Filthy Clinic: Blood From Last Abortion Splattered on Suction Machine

    09/19/2014 7:15:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/19/14 | Cheryl Sullenge
    A scathing report has been issued by Michigan Administrative Law Judge Shawn Downey, who has found that Muskegon abortionist Robert Alexander is responsible for negligence and incompetence under the state’s Public Health Code in a case involving filthy “Gosnell-like” conditions at Alexander’s Muskegon abortion business.Judge Downey based his conclusions on testimony and evidence presented at a disciplinary hearing held on September 3, 2014. His report has been forwarded to the Michigan Board of Physicians, which will later decide on a course of disciplinary action that could include license revocation.“Anything short of permanent license revocation is completely unacceptable,” said Operation Rescue...
  • State faults Cliven Bundy in I-15 cow crash

    09/19/2014 7:09:21 AM PDT · by redreno · 40 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/18/2014 | By HENRY BREAN
    State transportation officials are refuting rancher Cliven Bundy’s claim that they are ultimately responsible for keeping his cattle off Interstate 15 in northeastern Clark County. In a statement Thursday, Mary Martini, district engineer for the Nevada Department of Transportation in Las Vegas, said that while the state maintains the fences along I-15 to “designate the right of way” and control access, “it is always the responsibility and liability of the owners to control their animals.” The dispute could be headed for court. Bundy was sued for negligence this week by a 34-year-old Las Vegas woman injured when her car hit...
  • Megyn Kelly Destroys Bill Ayers, Again

    09/19/2014 6:32:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Salon, a far-left outlet, published a piece in which Bill Ayers said Fox News Host Megyn Kelly had "very cold eyes" and that she is a very strange person. The comment came a month after Kelly conducted an explosive interview with Ayers on her show. From the piece: She struck me as a very strange person. She’s like a cyborg constructed in the basement of Fox News. She’s very striking, but very metallic, very cold. Her eyes are very cold. In response to Ayers, Kelly tweeted about his comments and then took him on during her show last night.
  • New York man accused of trying to recruit, aid ISIS militants

    09/19/2014 6:00:29 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 11 replies
    FoxNews ^ | September 17, 2014 | FoxNews
    An upstate New York man has been indicted for allegedly trying to recruit fighters for the Islamic State, paying for their travel and even buying guns, according to federal prosecutors. Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, of Rochester, was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to the group widely known as ISIS that has been designated by the U.S. as a foreign terrorist organization, federal prosecutors said late Tuesday. Elfgeeh, who was born in Yemen and is a naturalized U.S. citizen, is one of the first people accused by the U.S. of...
  • Defense contractor sentenced to 7 years for giving secrets to Chinese woman

    09/19/2014 5:34:06 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | hursday, September 18, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    A Hawaiian defense contractor will serve more than seven years in prison for giving classified documents to a Chinese citizen, the Justice Department announced. Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 60, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, gave classified information to a 27-year-old Chinese woman he was having a romantic relationship with, prosecutors said Wednesday, including information on U.S. nuclear weapons capabilities. Bishop also gave the woman classified information on training and planning sessions between the U.S. and South Korea, prosecutors said.
  • Ken Cuccinelli Vs. The Grifters

    09/19/2014 4:54:00 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 7 replies
    In a move that could shake up the conservative-outside-group-world, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is suing a conservative political action committee called Conservative StrikeForce PAC for allegedly raising millions of dollars for his campaign, and spending only a small fraction of that on his race. According to a report on the lawsuit: “(A) substantial proportion of the approximately $2.2 million that defendants raised through political fundraising in 2013 was directly attributable to solicitations invoking Ken Cuccinelli, as Virginia’s gubernatorial election was the marquee contested race of American politics in 2013,” the lawsuit states. “Defendants, however, have admitted that they...
  • Dem Senator’s Small Business Experience Was Co-Running Store that Sold Stolen Goods

    09/19/2014 2:53:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-18-14 | CJ Ciarmarella
    Throughout her political career, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner. Shaheen’s small business “experience” was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry. “As the former owner and manager of a small retail business, Senator Shaheen knows what it’s like to worry about meeting payroll and inventory costs to keep a business going,” the Issues section of her Senate website declares. Her Senate biography also describes her as a “former small business owner.” This week, the Shaheen...
  • Al Gore's Mic Goes Silent During 'Hypocrite' Remark (while reading Bible verses)

    09/19/2014 2:48:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 9/18/14
    Eco-alarmism guru Al Gore experienced some technical difficulties during a speech on global warming, the timing of which could not have been more ironic. Shortly after Gore began quoting Jesus from the book of Luke, his mic went silent – just as he shouted the word “hypocrite.”
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz On Obamacare: ‘Come 2017, A Republican President’ Will Repeal ‘Every Word’

    09/19/2014 2:11:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KYW-TV ^ | September 18, 2014 | Chris Stigall
    Chris Stigall hosted Texas Senator Ted Cruz at the National Constitution Center to discuss the upcoming elections and President Obama’s plan to combat ISIL in Iraq and Syria.(AUDIO-AT-LINK)Cruz said the government shutdown that Republicans forced last fall has led to the American public’s collective rejection of the Affordable Care Act. “As a result of that fight, we elevated the national debate and millions of Americans across this country focused on all the incredible harms, the disaster that is Obamacare, and as a direct consequence of that fight, today President Obama’s approval ratings are at the lowest they’ve ever been…We have...
  • Grand Jury Process Raises Questions About a Ferguson Indictment

    09/19/2014 1:32:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 18, 2014 | Alex Altman
    The ongoing grand jury proceedings may suggest the prosecutor is trying to avoid backlash if Wilson isn't indicted.Officer Darren Wilson testified this week in the grand jury investigation into his shooting of Michael Brown, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The newspaper’s scoop was unusual. Unlike most criminal-justice proceedings in the U.S., grand juries are highly secretive. Leaking information about them is a criminal act. But perhaps it should no longer be surprising to see the investigation take an interesting turn. More than a month after Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., the grand jury appears to be nowhere near a...
  • Panel to discuss 'racial disparity' in Stand Your Ground law

    09/19/2014 1:15:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | September 18, 2014 | David Harris, Orlando Sentinel
    The mother of a teen slain at a Jacksonville gas station after he and his friends refused to turn down their music will be among the panelists at a seminar in Orlando about the controversial Stand Your Ground law. Jordan Davis' mother, Lucia McBath, will be among the experts examining whether there is racial disparity in the application or enforcement of Stand Your Ground laws. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is hosting the forum, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 in the grand ballroom of the Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive. The forum...
  • Kerry is Wrong, Selling Girls as Sex Slaves is Islam

    09/18/2014 9:42:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    · FRONT PAGE MAG ^ | September 18, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    John Kerry was speaking about ISIS. And he’s wrong. As usual. 1. Mohammed practiced slavery 2. The Islamic campaigns were carried out for loot. Including the human kind. Many of Mohammed’s first Muslims were out for slaves. Including female slaves. 3. Mohammed enslaved and raped women These are all facts that are not seriously in dispute. ... Mohammed’s armies looted and killed the men and enslaved the women. It’s elementary Islamic history. The only thing Kerry got right is that there’s nothing in the Koran about shooting the men. Guns didn’t exist then. That’s why they chopped off their heads...
  • Read 8 damning emails from behind the scenes of the Healthcare.gov meltdown

    09/18/2014 8:53:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    We all now know what happened with the federal healthcare marketplace, Healthcare.gov. The three-year development was complicated by changing specifications, and the government's convoluted procurement process meant entrenched companies were getting contracts over and over. But a wave of government accountability reports, concluded after months of investigations, is bringing new attention to the meltdown. The Government Office of Accountability released a report earlier this week detailing the security flaws in the site, but a report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released yesterday is even more damning.
  • Clinton, Obama, Clooney: Lawyer Who Photoshopped Them Faces Discipline

    09/18/2014 8:45:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    An L.A. lawyer apparently thinks she can attract clients by making it seem like she's a celebrity magnate -- rubbing elbows with the likes of George Clooney, Obama, Clinton, Jamie Foxx, Dr. Phil, and on and on. Problem is ... she photoshopped them all, and now the State Bar is coming down on her like a hammer. Svitlana Sangary plastered a bunch of pics on her website, touting her celeb friends. Gotta say ... she did a great photoshopping job. But clearly it didn't amuse the likes of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, Ellen, Shaq and others....
  • Windsor police swarm home after prank 911 call

    09/18/2014 8:26:47 PM PDT · by rey · 21 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | September 18, 2014, | ELIZABETH M. COSIN
    Windsor police responded in force Thursday afternoon to a residential neighborhood on Alden Lane after a prank 911 call reported a shooting in a home there. Officers swarmed the quiet residential block just before 6 p.m., when elementary school-aged kids and parents were attending an evening program at the nearby Mary Agatha Furth Center. Police showed up at the home where a retired man and his wife live with one of their daughters and her child, after receiving a 911 call that appeared to come from the their address. The caller said a grandfather at the home had shot someone...
  • U.S. charges 7 Japanese auto executives with price-fixing

    09/18/2014 8:00:35 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Sep. 19, 2014 - 07:00AM JST
    The United States charged seven Japanese executives with price-fixing Thursday in a long-running probe into illegal practices in the auto parts industry. Three executives from Mitsubishi Electric Corp were accused by a federal grand jury of conspiring to set the prices of starter motors, alternators and ignition coils sold to top US manufacturers, and U.S.-based Japanese manufacturers, from at least 2000 through 2010. Another four executives from Hitachi Automotive Systems were similarly charged over price-fixing involving a number of parts sold to US automakers including starter motors, fuel injection systems, and ignition coils. Both groups of executives were alleged to...
  • After 9 Months, Federal Probe of GWB Closure Finds No Link to Christie, Federal Sources Say

    09/18/2014 6:43:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 • Updated at 8:31 PM EDT | Jonathan Dienst, Joe Valiquette and Pete Williams
    The U.S. Justice Department investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in “Bridgegate” has thus far uncovered no information he either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge, federal officials tell NBC 4 New York. The September 2013 closures—where several entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Ft. Lee were shut down causing a traffic nightmare for commuters—has been the subject of several federal and state investigations. […] According to one former federal prosecutor, who had no involvement in any of the probes into the bridge closure, investigations of this...
  • King Fire: Alleged arsonist arrested in El Dorado County

    09/18/2014 5:10:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    SFGate ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Kurtis Alexander
    A 37-year-old man was arrested and charged with intentionally igniting the massive King Fire, which has burned 71,000 acres of Sierra foothills east of Placerville while sending up a cloud of smoke visible as far as the Bay Area, officials said Thursday. El Dorado County authorities took Wayne Allen Huntsman into custody Wednesday on suspicion of felony arson and jailed him in lieu of $10 million bail. Huntsman is a resident of Pollock Pines (El Dorado County), a community in the heart of the fire area.
  • Nixon creates 'Office of Community Engagement' in wake of Ferguson

    09/18/2014 5:49:49 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the creation of a state "Office of Community Engagement," which will focus on issues in minority and low-income communities in the wake of the Ferguson riots. Nixon appointed former Missouri state Sen. Maida Coleman as director of the new office. Former St. Louis City Municipal Judge Marvin Teer was appointed deputy director and general counsel. Coleman will be paid $120,000 annually and Teer will be paid $110,000 annually. “Across our state, Missouri communities are facing serious issues involving race, educational and economic opportunities, and poverty,” Nixon said in a written statement. The new office, he...
  • WHOA: Obama Admin Just Got Betrayed By One Of It’s Own At Benghazi Hearing

    09/18/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    QPolitical.com ^ | 9/18/14 | ???
    A hearing was recently held by the House Select Committee on Benghazi. A witness testified against the Accountability Review Board, the Independent State Department panel was not independent in the least sense. Meet Todd Keil. He served under Obama from 2009-2012. He was the Assistant Secretary for ‘infrastructure Protection’ at the I.S. Department of Homeland Security. Todd Keil testified that the ARB was NOT “fiercely independent”. Watch the interaction below: