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  • Undocumented Mexican immigrant held in Sacramento jail faces deportation over marijuana charge

    10/07/2012 2:59:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 | Stephen Magagnini
    Less than a third of a gram of "concentrated marijuana" might get Juan Carlos Rivera deported. The 24-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Sacramento County jail for more than four months while he awaits a decision in his deportation case.
  • Obamacare Fines Start For Hospitals That Readmit Sick Patients

    10/07/2012 2:42:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies ^ | 10/7/12 | Tony Lee
    Hospitals who re-admit patients within 30 days after they were discharged will now have to, under an Obamacare provision, pay fines as of October 1, 2012, which could force hospitals to slash programs that help the elderly, the poor, and the chronically ill. According to a study, "about two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per facility this coming year." This provision was inserted into Obamacare as a cost-cutting measure, but it will force hospitals to give the poor, elderly, and chronically ill substandard care.
  • Taliban mock US as Afghan war enters 12th year

    10/07/2012 12:10:59 PM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies
    International News ^ | October 7, 2012 | Staff
    America's longest war entered its 12th year Sunday, with the anniversary marked by a Taliban statement claiming that NATO forces are "fleeing Afghanistan" in "humiliation and disgrace". The US led the invasion on October 7, 2001 to topple the Taliban government for harbouring Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. The Taliban were quickly routed, but launched an insurgency that grew in strength over the years until NATO had some 130,000 troops from 50 countries defending the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai. The troops have now begun pulling out and...
  • Enter At Your Own Risk: Police Union Says ‘War-Like’ Detroit Is Unsafe For Visitors

    10/07/2012 11:28:09 AM PDT · by Snuph · 42 replies
    Detroit.CBS Local ^ | October 6, 2012
    The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe the city is too dangerous to enter, and they want citizens to know it. Detroit Police Officer Association (DPOA) Attorney Donato Iorio said officers are holding the “Enter At Your Own Risk” rally at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in front of Comerica Park to remind the public that the officers are overworked, understaffed, and at times, fearful for their lives.

    10/07/2012 11:06:31 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Masada2000 ^ | 10/5/12
    Annoyed with the Golden Rule? Irritated by the Tolerance of Others? Opposed to Independent Women? Ticked Off When the Rest of the World Won’t Climb on Board with your Failure to Join the 21st Century? Don’t Get Mad... Go Mad! Go Islam! I was born and raised as Muslim. My whole family is still Muslim. I know every genetic code of Muslim. I know Islamic brain. I live and breath with them. I am an insider. I left Islam when I understood that Islam is a sick and evil religion. The following are the Islamic message to the West. To...
  • MA Republican mailer – “Elizabeth Warren: The Native American Scandal”

    10/07/2012 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/07/12 | William A. Jacobson
    MA Republican mailer – “Elizabeth Warren: The Native American Scandal”Posted by William A. Jacobson Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 8:30am The Massachusetts Republican State Committee has sent out a mailer, forwarded to me be a reader, which hits Elizabeth Warren very hard on her false claim to be Cherokee. The mailer is very well done because it presents a lot of facts, including a timeline of Warren’s changing self-identifications as White and then Native American, as well as her initial denials.
  • Rep West hosts Conservative Black Forum at the Capitol [Star Parker Moderates]

    10/07/2012 9:34:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies ^ | 1/23/12 | Allen West, et al.
    Link: Allen West hosts Conservative Black Forum at the Capitol
  • Retired Houston Firefighter Shoots, Kills Home Invader Attacking His Family (VIDEO)

    10/07/2012 8:35:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 1 October, 2012 | dabneybailey
    A pair of dangerous men hid in the bushes outside of a peaceful suburban home… it sounds like the beginning of a horror movie, but in Southeast Houston last week it was the setting of a lethal self-defense shooting. The villains of this plot pistol-whipped Larry Covington, a 58-year-old retired firefighter, in his driveway and then forced their way into his home along with Covington, his sister and his 12-year-old niece. Covington said the men demanded money and that he believed the men intended to kill him and his family. But there was a twist ending to this dark story....
  • Pennsylvania lawmakers eye tighter oversight of local debt

    10/07/2012 8:33:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | Mark Shade
    Pennsylvania legislators, grappling with capital city Harrisburg's $340 million of debt, set out on Thursday to tighten the state law that governs how cities and towns win approval for complex, taxpayer-funded projects. In a day-long hearing, members of Pennsylvania's Senate Local Government Committee questioned former local officials publicly for the first time about how Harrisburg could have racked up so much debt tied to renovations of its ill-fated trash incinerator. ... A handful of other U.S. municipalities - in particular, Alabama's Jefferson County, which filed the country's largest Chapter 9 bankruptcy last November - were also undone largely by debt...
  • Teen Pot Use Linked to Decline in IQ (or why Obama really stunk in the debate!)

    10/07/2012 8:18:16 AM PDT · by grayhog · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 27th, 2012 | Tia Ghose
    Teens who smoke marijuana see their IQs drop as adults, and deficits persist even after quitting, according to a new study. "The findings are consistent with speculation that cannabis use in adolescence, when the brain is undergoing critical development, may have neurotoxic effects," study researcher Madeline Meier of Duke University said in a statement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The study followed 1,037 New Zealand children for 25 years. Subjects took IQ tests at age 13, before any of them had smoked marijuana, and again at age 38. Throughout the study, participants also answered several surveys about their drug use. Roughly 5 percent of...
  • Rumors Swirl: How Bad Will The Obama Foreign Donor Scandal Be?

    10/07/2012 8:06:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Since last week, the news sphere has been buzzing about the possibility of an Obama campaign foreign donor scandal being the big October surprise of 2012. Since the Washington Examiner first reported the story last week, many are asking how the Obama campaign will handle foreign donation allegations expected to go public Monday in a major magazine and national website story. The Obama campaign has already tried to block the story from publication and although the details of the scandal are still under wraps, we do know taxes and unsecured credit card transactions are about to cause a major headache...
  • Revolt of the Spooks (In which BHO's foreign policy melts)

    10/07/2012 6:49:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 5, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    (rest of headline)Intelligence officials angered by Obama administration cover up of intelligence on Iranian, al Qaeda surge in Egypt and LibyaWeeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa. Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support for jihadists throughout the tumultuous North Africa and Middle East region, as well as notably widespread al Qaeda penetration into Egypt and Libya in the months...
  • Some things just happen.....

    10/07/2012 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Miles Bennel · 10 replies
    The Obama Timeline ^ | Don Fredrick
    As I noted in the introduction to my book, The Obama Timeline, a jury at a murder trial will often find the accumulated circumstantial evidence so overwhelming that a guilty verdict is obvious—even though there may be no witness to the crime. “The jurors in the Scott Peterson trial believed the collection of evidence more than they believed Scott Peterson. Among other things, the jury thought that being arrested with $15,000 in cash, recently-dyed hair, a newly-grown goatee, four cell phones, camping equipment, a map to a new girlfriend’s house, a gun, and his brother’s drivers license certainly did not...
  • Pakistan freed of anti-terrorism obligations; U.S. billions flow instead

    10/07/2012 6:18:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    McClatchy ^ | October 5, 2012 | Jonathan S. Landay
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has refused for the first time to declare that Pakistan is making progress toward ending alleged military support for Islamic militant groups or preventing al Qaida, the Afghan Taliban or other extremists from staging attacks in Afghanistan. Even so, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has quietly informed Congress that she’s waived the legal restrictions that would have blocked some $2 billion in U.S. economic and military aid to Pakistan. Disbursing the funds, she said in an official notice, is “important to the national security interests of the United States.” Clinton’s decision illustrates how far the...
  • 'Food terrorism' a new concern in China-Japan rift

    10/07/2012 6:07:40 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Oct. 07, 2012 - 06:30AM JST
    In a matter of weeks from mid-September, Japan-China relations have chilled to a level not seen in recent memory. “In China, Japanese nationals have been singled out for attacks, such as the hot broth from a bowl of noodles being flung on a Japanese customer, or a man assaulted on the street in Hong Kong,” a Japanese exchange student in China tells Shukan Jitsuwa (Oct 18). “There’s also been rumors going around that Japanese women in China were raped. Everybody’s terrified that sooner or later one of these rumors will prove to be true.” With some Japanese in China afraid...
  • (Shortage of) $1.4 Trillion in Pension Fights Foreshadowed in RI

    10/07/2012 5:36:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/07/12 | DAVID KLEPPER
    $1.4 Trillion in Pension Fights Foreshadowed in RIBy DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. October 7, 2012 (AP) Retired social worker Jim Gillis was told his $36,000 Rhode Island state pension would increase by $1,100 next year to keep up with inflation. But lawmakers suspended annual increases, leaving Gillis wondering how he'll pay medical bills and whether he'd been betrayed by his former employer. **SNIP** Nowhere have the changes been as sweeping as in Rhode Island, where public sector unions are suing to block an overhaul passed last year. The law raised retirement ages, suspended pension increases for years and...
  • NBC tells Obama not to use footage (Andrea Mitchell ad)

    10/07/2012 4:58:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/06/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    NBC tells Obama not to use footageBy DYLAN BYERS | 10/6/12 1:47 PM EDT **SNIP** In a letter sent Friday night to Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, NBC told the Obama campaign to cease using network footage in a new 30-second spot, released shortly after Wednesday’s debate, in which Andrea Mitchell is shown on air citing an independent, stating that Mitt Romney’s tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years, a source said. **SNIP** “NBC News has not granted any campaign permission to use our news material. As is our practice, we have requested that the Obama campaign refrain...
  • Turkey approves Syria raids, but disapproves of war

    10/06/2012 11:12:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/4/2012 | Leela JACINTO
    Turkey’s parliament has authorised military operations inside Syria following Wednesday’s deadly shelling of a Turkish town. But Turks have voiced their opposition to a war, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have heard them. The roar of war was getting louder over the past few weeks in Akcakale, a tiny Turkish town right on the Syrian border, with mortars crashing into buildings and the rumble of distant tank fire accompanying announcements from the local mosque warning residents to stay home. That’s exactly what Zeliha Timucin was doing on Wednesday evening when her family was huddled in their modest...
  • Cop says she has proof she traded sex with Godbee for promotion

    10/06/2012 10:00:15 PM PDT · by castlebrew · 22 replies ^ | Posted: Oct 05, 2012 4:05 PM PDT Updated: Oct 05, 2012 5:29 PM PDT | Charlie LeDuff, FOX 2 News
    I got a call from Lieutenant Monique Patterson, the cop caught in the love triangle between former chief Warren Evans and Ralph Godbee two years ago. She said she had some text messages showing that she had sex with Godbee in exchange for a promotion. One text message from Godbee to Patterson said, "I want you, I think you, I breathe you, I taste you, I smell you, need I go on?" Another text message from Godbee to Patterson read, "I need a face to face so you can see that I say what I say because I'm in LOVE...
  • W&J football player's death a homicide

    10/06/2012 9:46:38 PM PDT · by Eagles6 · 30 replies
    Observer Reporter ^ | 10/4/2012 | Scott Beveridge
    McNerney was walking back to campus with Zach DeCicco from Main Street Brew House on South Main Street when they were approached near the rear of Lombardi’s Auto Service by as many as six males wanting to steal a cellphone, Stanek said.
  • National Media Target Sheriff Joe: ABC News Launches “Arpaio Watch” to Defeat Arizona Sheriff

    10/06/2012 8:50:29 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-07-2012 | John Hill
    Just disgraceful. In an unprecedented attempt by a national media entity to try and sway an election, ABC News has launched "Arpaio Watch" - in an obvious attempt to defeat Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio just 30 days before the election. Abandoning any pretense of objectivity, ABC News has even hired a longtime pro-illegal alien activist to pose as a "journalist" and run the operation, which - partnered with Univision - clearly has as its intention to sway Hispanic votes in Arizona and deny the Maricopa County Sheriff a 6th term. The website makes no attempt whatsoever to provide balance, going...
  • Tokyo governor risks Chinese outrage with disputed island construction plan

    10/06/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/5/2012 | Julian Ryall in Tokyo
    The hawkish governor of Tokyo intends to push ahead with a plan to construct port facilities on disputed islands, a move that would inevitably trigger renewed outrage in China. Uotsuri Island, one of disputed Senkaku islands in the East China Sea Allies of Shintaro Ishihara have confirmed that he is demanding that harbour facilities be constructed on the remote islands, which Japan calls the Senkakus but China insists are the Diaoyu islands, along with a lighthouse and a radio transmitter. The development would be to provide a place of refuge for Japanese fishermen operating in waters around the islands, the...
  • Md. Dems face redistricting mutiny

    10/06/2012 8:13:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2012 | Charles Mahtesian
    As Maryland voters prepare for a November referendum to decide the fate of the state’s new congressional map, Montgomery Gazette columnist Blair Lee chronicles the quandary faced by Democratic Party leaders in strongly Democratic, earnestly liberal and good government-oriented Montgomery County. On one hand, the newly drawn map — one of the most ridiculously gerrymandered in the nation — maximizes Democratic opportunities across the state. On the other, the new congressional lines are an indefensible affront to good government — an issue of concern in the affluent suburb of Washington, D.C., one the nation’s top goo-goo outposts.
  • CBO reports deficit was $1.1 trillion in 2012

    10/06/2012 7:31:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/12 | Erik Wasson
    CBO reports deficit was $1.1 trillion in 2012By Erik Wasson - 10/05/12 01:07 PM ET The government's fiscal 2012 has now come to a close and the score is in. The budget deficit for 2012 was $1.1 trillion, the fourth year of trillion-dollar deficits under President Obama. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Friday that the $1.1 trillion shortfall, based on Treasury statements, was about $200 billion less than in fiscal 2011. But part of this difference is due to a timing shift that put some final payments in 2011 because Oct. 1, 2011 fell on a weekend. Without the...
  • Students boycotting school lunches (Moochelle not mentioned)

    10/06/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/06/12
    Students boycotting school lunchesPublished: Oct. 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Many U.S. high school students are protesting new, healthier school lunches, and a professor says it may take a while for students to accept healthier food. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required public schools to follow new nutritional guidelines this academic year, providing fruits and vegetables and limiting fat, sodium, and calories, The New York Times reported Friday. "Before, there was no taste and no flavor," said Malik Barrows, a senior at Automotive High School in Brooklyn. "Now there's no taste, no...
  • Friday Interview: Poor Economy Thrashes Young Adults (Paul Conway @ Generation Opportunity)

    10/06/2012 6:22:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Friday Interview: Poor Economy Thrashes Young AdultsGeneration Opportunity president documents impact on those 18 to 29 By CJ Staff Oct. 5th, 2012 RALEIGH — Young adults largely supported Barack Obama’s message of hope and change during his 2008 presidential campaign. Now, four years later, many young people are struggling with the impact of the nation’s economic changes. Paul Conway, former chief of staff for both the U.S. Department of Labor and Office of Personnel Management, is president of the group Generation Opportunity. Conway described his group’s work with young adults during an interview with Mitch Kokai for Carolina Journal Radio....
  • Damnable

    10/06/2012 5:43:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 3, 2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    Concerning Obama’s Hampton University speech, just one observation. I don’t care so much about the down-home accent and style. Lots of people slip into different skins, for different purposes. It isn’t necessarily hypocritical or wrong. (That said, I’m not eager to hear Hillary Clinton’s “black voice” again. Will we be treated to it when she runs in 2016?)What is damnable about Obama’s Hampton speech is this: It perpetrates a racial lie. It furthers racial grievance and alienation. It hardens division in our society. It increases bitterness and mistrust.The charge that President Bush and Republicans generally were indifferent to black...
  • Socialized medicine: Patients starve and die of thirst on hospital wards

    10/06/2012 2:34:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/6/2012 | Laura Donnelly
    Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today. There were 558 cases last year where doctors recorded that a patient had died in a state of severe dehydration in UK hospitals The death toll was disclosed by the UK Government amid mounting concern over the dignity of patients on NHS wards. They will also fuel concerns about care homes, as it was disclosed that eight people starved to death and 21 people died of thirst while in care. Last night there were warnings that they must...
  • The District of Corruption

    10/06/2012 1:50:13 PM PDT · by boatbums · 1 replies
    The new Judicial Watch blockbuster feature documentary, The District of Corruption, directed by Stephen K. Bannon, lays bare the lawless and unconstitutional Obama administration and makes the case for more openness, integrity, and honesty in government and leads the way for changing the climate of corruption that has gripped Washington, D.C. for far too long.
  • Daryl Hannah and 7 Other Celebs Arrested While Crusading for a Cause, 2 With Close Calls

    10/06/2012 1:38:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Lauren Effron
    Daryl Hannah, of "Splash" and "Blade Runner" fame, was arrested Thursday afternoon for protesting the construction of a major oil pipeline in Texas. The Keystone XL pipeline is designed to bring crude oil from Canada to Texas' Gulf Coast. Hannah, along with 78-year-old Texas landowner Eleanor Fairchild, were arrested for criminal trespassing and other charges after they were accused of standing in front of pipeline construction equipment on Fairchild's farm in Winnsboro, a town about 100 miles east of Dallas, ABC affiliate KLTV reported. …
  • Drop your gay marriage laws, Tory chairmen tell David Cameron

    10/06/2012 1:07:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:59PM BST 06 Oct 2012 | Patrick Hennessy
    David Cameron has been given a clear demand from the Conservative Party’s grass roots to drop his controversial plans to legalize same-sex marriage in an eve-of-conference poll. The survey of Tory constituency chairmen, seen by The Sunday Telegraph, finds that 71 percent think the proposal—which the Prime Minister has pledged will be law by 2015—should be abandoned. Nearly half the chairmen claim their local parties have lost members as a result of the plans, while only three percent say they have gained membership. …
  • Texas Teen Tells 911 It Was 'Weird' to Kill His Mother and Sister

    10/06/2012 12:36:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 06, 2012 | CHRISTINA NG
    Texas Teen Tells 911 It Was 'Weird' to Kill His Mother and Sister By CHRISTINA NG Oct. 6, 2012 In a chilling 911 call, Texas teen Jake Evans spent 20 minutes calmly recounting how he shot and killed his mother and sister, calling himself "evil." "It's weird," an even-voiced Evans told the 911 dispatcher. "I wasn't even really angry with them. It just kind of happened. I've been kind of planning on killing for a while now." Evans, 17, of Parker County, Texas, was arrested after he called police early Thursday morning to report he had killed his mother Jami...
  • Cops Nab Alleged TSA Thief, Hundreds Already Fired

    10/06/2012 11:31:16 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Cops Nab Alleged TSA Thief, Hundreds Already Fired By LEE FERRAN, MEGAN CHUCHMACH , RANDY KREIDER and BRIAN ROSS Oct. 6, 2012 A TSA employee working in a Los Angeles airport could become the 382nd worker fired from the security agency for allegedly stealing from travelers, a years-long problem highlighted in a recent ABC News investigation. Los Angeles police released a statement late Friday saying a passenger came to the authorities after he said money had been taken out of his wallet while he was going through airport security at Los Angeles International Airport. After a brief investigation, police arrested...
  • Rice on Benghazi: Blame the intelligence community

    10/06/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    Foreigh Policy ^ | October 5, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told Republican senators that her televised statements last month on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were based entirely on information she was given by the intelligence community. "In my Sept. 16 Sunday show appearances, I was asked to provide the administration's latest understanding of what happened in Benghazi," Rice wrote in a Thursday letter to Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "In answering, I relied solely and squarely on the information the intelligence community provided to me and other senior U.S. officials, including through...
  • EU preparing to ban gas imports from Iran

    10/06/2012 9:56:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 05 October 2012 | ( with Reuters)
    The European Union is poised to ban imports of Iranian gas into Europe as part of its efforts to ratchet up pressure on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program. … The moves come as European governments and the United States are searching for new ways to pressure Tehran into scaling back its nuclear work after diplomacy foundered earlier this year. Tehran denies its work has any military intentions. …
  • Ban on gay rights march could hurt Serbia’s EU candidacy

    10/06/2012 9:43:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 05 October 2012 | Marc Hall
    Serbia’s decision to ban this weekend’s gay pride march because of security concerns has prompted criticism from EU officials who warn the the move undermines Serbia’s potential accession to the European Union. Štefan Füle, the enlargement commissioner, said on Thursday (4 October) he was concerned by the Serbian government’s action, which comes ahead of the EU’s progress report on the country due next Wednesday. “I have taken note with regret of the Serbian authorities’ decision,” he said in a statement, noting that Belgrade also called off the annual pride march last year. Past pride marches in Belgrade have been tumultuous...
  • Cold-hearted cops charge mom of dead son for dent in NYPD car

    10/06/2012 9:37:12 AM PDT · by South40 · 48 replies ^ | 10/6/2012 | JOHN MARZULLI
    The 27-year-old coffee barista died in April after being struck by an NYPD squad car that began chasing him as he swiped paver stones in the predawn light at his Brooklyn housing project. Now his mom’s being chased anew, hounded by a collection agency hired by the city with a cruel final demand, the Daily News has learned. The city has ordered her to pay the $710 cost of repairing the police car that killed her boy.
  • Obama raises $181 million in September

    10/06/2012 9:29:31 AM PDT · by granada · 30 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | Sat Oct 6, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama and the Democrats raised $181 million in September — their largest monthly haul since he launched his reelection bid, his campaign announced Saturday. "Some amazing news this morning: 1,825,813 people came together to raise $181 million for this campaign in September," the campaign said on Twitter. "If you gave $5, it helped. 98% of September's contributions were $250 or less, with an average contribution of $53," it said. The figures combine the Obama campaign's fund raising with Democratic National Committee efforts. The amount fell short of the Obama and DNC's single-month record, set in September 08, of...
  • Judge: DC Metro must allow anti-jihad ads

    10/06/2012 8:53:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 5, 2012 6:09 PM ET | Eric Tucker
    The D.C. transit system must allow a pro-Israel ad that equates Muslim radicals with savages, a federal judge ruled Friday. A spokesman for the Metro system said it would comply with the judge's decision and that the advertisements would go up over the weekend. "The result is absolutely correct," said David Yerushalmi, a lawyer representing the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the organization behind the advertisements. "There simply was no way under the First Amendment jurisprudence that we have today that this ad should not have gone up when contracted." …

    10/06/2012 8:24:33 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 32 replies
    FOX & FRIENDS ^ | October 6, 2012 | SeekTheTruth
    Fox & Friends interview of Beverly Perlson.
  • Save our ships (Prez vs. key US industry)

    10/06/2012 6:30:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | october 6, 2012 | MICHAEL GRIMM
    In Wednesday’s debate, President Obama told the nation that he wants to stop sending jobs overseas. Funny: His administration has repeatedly circumvented a long-standing law that guarantees the employment of American maritime workers, in order to give the job to foreigners. Last year, the Obama administration waived the Jones Act dozens of times — making the rare practice almost commonplace. In doing so, he allowed foreign vessels and foreign crews to transport oil between our ports, leaving US vessels and American seafarers standing idly on the sidelines. Not many people outside the maritime industry have heard of this federal law,...
  • Brownsville minister accused of bilking Miami-Dade Children’s Trust [Black on black crime]

    10/06/2012 5:50:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 5, 2012 | Scott Hiassen
    A well-known Brownsville minister was arrested Friday on charges that he stole more than $70,000 in taxpayer money through a community nonprofit agency that he controlled. Miami-Dade prosecutors say the Rev. Larrie Lovett, minister at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Brownsville, took grant money from the nonprofit Brownsville Community Development Corp. and used it to pay for personal expenses — from rent on his Pembroke Pines home to car payments on his Lexus to a family vacation in Orlando, according to an arrest warrant. Lovett, 48, was charged with grand theft and organized scheme to defraud.
  • Republican: ‘Chicago-style vote buying’ might be influencing oil spill talks

    10/06/2012 5:49:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Republican: ‘Chicago-style vote buying’ might be influencing oil spill talksBy Pete Kasperowicz - 10/05/12 11:20 AM ET A House Republican on Friday questioned whether the Obama administration is trying to funnel oil spill money to Florida to help President Obama’s reelection chances. Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) told the The Hill the Department of Justice (DOJ) appears to be pursuing a settlement with BP over the Gulf Coast spill that would give the federal government more control over the payments that states receive. He said the administration might be trying to take control of the money for "Chicago-style vote buying" in...
  • An Eco-Fascist Gassing Experiment with Diesel Fumes at the EPA

    10/06/2012 2:28:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 6, 2012 | Mark Musser
    .... the EPA has been conducting human experiments on people by piping diesel fumes from a running truck mixed with air into their lungs at a North Carolina university. The agency has ginned up yet another green crusade--the lethal dangers of diesel fumes. They even had a gas chamber set up to accommodate the environmental research project that shockingly recalls the death camps in Poland.Not surprisingly,the EPA is now in the process of being sued for conducting dangerous experiments on human guinea pigs. The courts will decide whether or not serious laws and practices were violated, including the international Nuremberg...
  • Obama Unfiltered [fomenting racial resentment]

    10/06/2012 3:56:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 6, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ........the Obama campaign has relentlessly portrayed Romney as an inveterate scoundrel:a dissolute shylock—maybe even a felonious one—who fleeced mom-and-pop stores, secreted his ill-gotten gains in offshore vaults,.... The problem for our community organizer–in–chief is the debate setting. With no slavish Obamedia filter between the candidates and the viewers,the Obama campaign’s ludicrous distortion of Romney collided,one on one and for all to see, with the reality of Romney. The challenger’s upbeat energy simultaneously effused respect for the president’s office and sheer joie de vivre at the prospect of laying bare the president’s miserable record...When his moment came,the biggest in his political...
  • Obama’s Boys on the Bus - The media pull out all the stops to reelect the president

    10/06/2012 3:28:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 15 Edition | Fred Barnes
    The Time cover story last week was headlined “The Mormon Identity.” The cover, featuring Mitt Romney in a stained-glass window, said in smaller type, “What Mitt Romney’s faith tells us about his vision and values.” Newsweek had President Obama on the cover, identifying him as “The Democrats’ Reagan” and heralding the story inside as “What Obama Will Achieve in His Second Term.” Neither of the stories, to put it mildly, was helpful to Romney’s presidential campaign. The piece in Time was fair, but the timing, long after Mormonism had faded as a factor in the election, was suspect. In Newsweek,...
  • Knifed to table .. Vicar killer’s ‘hate God’ note

    10/06/2012 1:18:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | Oct 6, 2012 | JAMES BEAL
    [UK] THIS is the chilling note that threatens to “kill Christians” left by a drifter weeks before he stabbed a vicar to death. Stephen Farrow, 48, pinned the note to a table with two knives during a burglary. It read: “Be thankful you did not come back or we would have killed you Christian scum. I f****** hate God.” He later knifed Reverend John Suddards, 59, in his vicarage in Thornbury, Gloucs, before carefully positioning a picture of Christ, a Bible, gay porn, condoms and party streamers around his body, a court heard.
  • Mau Mau rebels win the right to sue Britain

    10/06/2012 12:22:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:20PM BST 05 Oct 2012 | Mike Pflanz
    Three elderly Kenyans were granted the right on friday to sue the British government for compensation over allegations of torture during the Mau Mau uprising that started 60 years ago. The judgment at the High Court in London, described as "historic" by the Kenyans' lawyer, potentially opens the door to other claims of mistreatment by colonial officers across the British Empire stretching back decades. The Foreign Office said it did not dispute that Kenya's colonial administration tortured the three Kenyans, all in their 70s and 80s, but added that it would still appeal against the ruling. It claims that most...
  • WTIC CBS Connecticut Poll - 7.8% Unemployment: Is This A True Reading Of The Jobs Picture?

    10/05/2012 10:14:40 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 48 replies
    WTIC CBS ^ | 10/5/12 | Anon
    LOL, even in ultra-liberal Connecticut they get it. I've NEVER EVER seen a more lopsided poll! Check this out:
  • (Rep Joe Wilson:) The height of corruption

    10/05/2012 7:58:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/5/2012 | Rep Joe "You Lie" Wilson (R-SC)
    Last week, I discovered one of the most corrupt acts I have seen while serving in public office: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum, advising defense contractors that if they failed to comply with existing law, taxpayers would pay any resulting employee compensation costs and attorneys’ fees incurred. Instead of notifying defense contractors that they must abide by the laws set in place to protect American families, the administration has advised and encouraged these companies to break the law without penalty. Does that sound unbelievable to you? It sounded unbelievable to me when I first heard...