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  • Hillary No Shoo-In for 2016

    11/28/2015 3:13:41 PM PST · by GilGil · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/28/2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    ...the challenge for Hillary Clinton is likely to be much different. Rather than worrying about whether she can hold the lead and run out the clock, the question will become whether or not she can pull off a come-from-behind victory. In all likelihood, the Republican nominee will start off the general election season as the favorite. That perspective may sound crazy to Clinton supporters and many in the D.C. media club. They see the Democratic front-runner as obviously experienced and qualified in contrast to the leading GOP candidates. But fundamentals drive elections more than candidates do. The most important measure...
  • Obama urges gun control after Colorado Springs shooting: 'Enough is enough'

    11/28/2015 1:38:37 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 77 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/28/15
    Robert Lewis Dear, a 57-year-old from North Carolina, has been named as the suspected gunman behind a standoff at a Planned Parenthood health clinic in which three people died and nine were injured. After he was named, Barack Obama said on Saturday the US had “to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them”. “Period,” the president added, in a statement released by the White House. “Enough is enough.” Officials speaking off the record gave the suspect’s identity to news outlets late on Friday. On Saturday morning,...
  • Newborn girl buried alive in California riverbed, rescued after passersby report muffled cries

    11/28/2015 1:38:25 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 50 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 28, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    Newborn girl buried alive in California riverbed, rescued after passersby report muffled cries Los Angeles County deputies found a baby girl buried alive near a riverbed in Compton. The newborn, believed to be between 36 and 48 hours old, is in stable condition.
  • Immigration Advocates Now Shifting Focus to Citizenship

    11/28/2015 1:27:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 28, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Who could possibly be surprised by this? With anti-immigrant sentiment soaring among Republican presidential candidates, and immigration reform stalled in Congress and the courts, New York advocacy groups, with the support of the Obama administration, are redoubling their efforts in one area they can control: citizenship. They are pushing to convert as many of the country's 8.8 million green card holders as possible into naturalized Americans. The influence of the Latino voting bloc has added impetus to the drive. According to Latino Decisions, a polling and research firm, 80 percent of naturalized Latino citizens voted for...
  • LatAm hands climate bill to rich world at summit

    11/28/2015 12:35:45 PM PST · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Leila Macor
    Montevideo (AFP) - Latin America will demand that the richest and most polluting countries foot the bill for reducing harmful emissions at the world climate summit starting Monday. Countries in one of the world's poorest and most environmentally diverse regions have failed to agree on many things and do not have a common negotiating position overall going into the talks
  • Migrants are at it again; throwing stones on policemen on the Macedonian-Greek border!

    11/28/2015 12:19:36 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 21 replies
    Here's some footage from today's clashes between the Macedonian police and the supposed "Syrian" migrants.
  • Obama: We Can't Pray With Clean Conscience Unless We Stop Easy Access to...

    11/28/2015 12:01:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 95 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/28/15
    President Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement about the shooting that took place at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday.Three people, including a policeman, were killed in the incident.“If we truly care about this--if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience--then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them,” said Obama. “Period.  Enough is enough.”Here is the full text of President Obama’s statement: The last...
  • 7,900 ISIS jihadists now inside Germany (Police chief says many infiltrated as refugees)

    11/28/2015 11:37:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The nearly 1 million migrants huddled in Germany are proving the perfect cover for a growing jihadist army, says one of that country's leading law enforcement officials. ISIS fighters determined to carry out attacks in European cities are entering the continent hidden among migrants, a German police chief told the Austrian Press Agency. Hans-Georg Maasen, a federal police chief, said fighters from the Islamic State have come from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and are "blending in with the migrants and are planning 'combat missions' in Europe," the Daily Mail reported. At least two of the eight Paris attackers,...
  • Spiked baseball bats left around SF

    11/28/2015 11:16:50 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 59 replies
    .sfgate.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | Jenna Lyons
    Someone has been chaining spiked baseball bats to poles throughout San Francisco, and continue to confuse police officers as to their intended purpose. Officers first received reports of wooden or metal baseball bats appearing on poles and parking meters in the city on Thanksgiving morning, San Francisco Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. The bats have “spikes” that run through them, and nearly 30 of them have popped up around the city, most recently Friday morning around Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • The Latest on Obama/Clinton Scandals (Weekly Update)

    11/28/2015 10:47:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 27, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Secret Service in Cover-Up Mode on Obama Travel Costs State Department Rushed Approval for Hillary Clinton's Memoirs Happy ThanksgivingSecret Service in Cover-Up Mode on Obama Travel Costs There may be legitimate reasons for the Secret Service to keep some documents from the public. But concealing taxpayer-funded security expenses for Barack Obama's luxury vacations sure isn't one of them. That's why your JW has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Secret Service for failing to respond to 19 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for security-related expenses related...
  • Obama denounces gun violence after latest deadly shooting

    11/28/2015 10:01:10 AM PST · by amorphous · 97 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Nov 2015 | Daniel Woolls
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama denounced the country's epidemic of gun violence on Saturday and renewed a call for tougher controls on military-style weapons after yet another deadly shooting, saying "enough is enough." The latest bloodshed came on Friday when a man entered a family planning clinic in the state of Colorado and allegedly opened fire, killing three people, including a police officer, and wounding nine others. The motive of the suspect now under arrest was not yet known and police were to interrogate him Saturday.
  • COURT RECORDS: Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter NOT Republican, Identifies as Woman

    11/28/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 136 replies
    Police detained a shooter at a Planned Parenthood building Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police. Four police officers and five civilians were injured in a shooting. Three people died including Police Officer Garrett Swasey. Local media captured video of the shooter being led away in handcuffs.
  • Garrett Swasey, Officer Killed in Colorado, Is Recalled for Courage and Faith

    11/28/2015 7:48:48 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 28, 2015 | DANIEL VICTOR and JACK HEALY
    Garrett Swasey, 44, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs police officer who was shot and killed while responding to a shooting at a Planned Parenthood office, was described by his fellow church members and friends as a courageous man and loving father who drew strength and inspiration from his Christian faith. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage A man was taken into custody outside a clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday. A gun battle there raged for more than five hours. 3 Are Dead in Colorado Springs Shootout at Planned Parenthood CenterNOV. 27, 2015 video Gunfire Exchange in Colorado...
  • An endorsement for #BlackLivesMatter to shut down all commerce in all cities

    11/28/2015 6:45:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Black Lives Matter, not Black Friday!No Justice, No Shopping!If you took time out from holiday festivities with family and friends to watch the news at all yesterday (likely a bad idea to begin with) you are probably aware of the large scale Black Lives Matter protests which essentially shut down holiday shopping on Chicago’s Miracle Mile. It wasn’t as if they weren’t telegraphing their punches because organizers, including Jesse Jackson, had announced the disruptions days in advance. Here are a few of the sights and sounds.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The crowds, understandably angry over the more than...
  • ABC Calls Rushing Shooter En Masse 'Great Advice'—But Criticized Ben Carson for It

    11/28/2015 5:43:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When last month Ben Carson suggested that people confronted by a shooter should rush him en masse, ABC ran a story criticizing him, claiming that Carson "appears to be second-guessing" the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. But on ABC's Good Morning America today, in the wake of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs, guess what an expert suggested? "If you can get other people to go with you, that is extremely important, in fact, that's one of the teaching tools today in schools is everyone at mass start throwing stuff at the shooter and...
  • DOCUMENT LEAK: VA GOP Establishment’s "Loyalty Oath" Scheme to Suppress Insurgents Trump & Cruz

    11/27/2015 11:19:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | November 25, 2015 | Doug Ross
    The Last Refuge blog (also known as The Conservative Treehouse) has done yeoman's work exposing the GOP establishment's plot to jam Jeb Bush down the collective throats of the electorate. Despite Bush's single-digit poll numbers, the GOPe remains fixated on a Bush candidacy (and, by extension, a Hillary presidency, since Bush has zero chance of winning a general election). Most recently, Virginia's old guard has proffered a laughably obvious ploy to deter independent, Tea Party, Reagan Democrat, and Constitutional Conservatives who have abandoned the Republican establishment from voting in the GOP primary....
  • NSA to shut down bulk phone surveillance program on Sunday-two and a half years after it was exposed

    The move, mandated by a law passed six months ago, represents the greatest reduction of U.S. spying capabilities since they expanded dramatically after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Under the Freedom Act, the NSA and law enforcement agencies can no longer collect telephone-calling records in bulk in an effort to sniff out suspicious activity. Such records, known as 'metadata,' reveal which numbers Americans are calling and what time they place those calls, but not the content of the conversations. Instead analysts must now get a court order to ask telecommunications companies like Verizon Communications to enable monitoring of call records...
  • Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO ‘Okayed’ Turkey’s Downing Of Russian Jet

    11/27/2015 8:00:17 PM PST · by george76 · 140 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Aaron Klein
    EXCLUSIVE - Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO 'Okayed' Turkey's Downing Of Russian Jet. [ Full title ]. Turkey could only have shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet after securing permission from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), charged Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt in an exclusive interview with Breitbart. The Turks cannot afford to shoot down a Russian plane, being a member of NATO, without asking the permission of NATO. They have to ask NATO. It's NATO, said Jumblatt, a member of parliament and leader of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party. Jumblatt is considered the leader of Lebanon's historic...
  • CNN Calls Colorado Springs Shooting 'Latest' in 'String of Attacks' At Planned...

    11/27/2015 7:25:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/27/15 | Caleb Howe
    On CNN, a reporter played the "But if it is" game on whether or not the shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs was the result of the shooter targeting the clinic over their abortion practices, calling it the "latest" such incident. "If this was a targeting of Planned Parenthood it would be the latest in a string of attacks on abortion providing facilities or on doctors who work with them." If it was, you see. But this is a very liberal (pun intended) use of the words "latest" and 'string", which imply an ongoing series of...
  • CO Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter [captured #750] at Planned Parenthood Clinic

    11/27/2015 11:20:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,374 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/27/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Colorado Springs police responded this afternoon to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood facility:
  • Black Friday Chicago: A Win for Obama and Rahm Emanuel

    11/27/2015 5:34:44 PM PST · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — After a day of protests meant to shut down Black Friday shopping to bring attention to black issues, by 4:30pm local time Michigan Avenue had mostly returned to normal. Traffic had returned to the street and shoppers were out in force, but pockets of activists still remained and continued to block the entrances to business. As the sun set in Chicago, the reality was still setting in: the Black Friday Shut Down was one of the left’s most successful direct actions in a recent memory. It was disruptive–but it was peaceful. And it was effective.
  • Suspect in Custody After Shooting at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood UPDATE:One Officer Has Died

    11/27/2015 5:32:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Following a lengthy standoff with police, the suspect in the shooting Friday at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Co. has surrendered to police and is in custody. His name and motive have not yet been released. Eleven people, including a reported five police officers, were injured in the shooting. The standoff began a little after 11:30 a.m. local time and ended just before 5 p.m. From NBC News: The gunman walked out of facility just before 5 p.m. local time, and officers took him into custody, officials told NBC News. Several more people were injured, with the total...
  • 2703 Shootings, 440 Deaths Year-To-Date In Heavily Gun-Controlled Chicago

    11/27/2015 3:14:54 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    As of November 23, there had been 2703 shootings which resulted in 440 deaths year-to date in heavily gun-controlled Chicago. That is an increase of approximately 400 shootings over the same time last year. [Snip] Chicago implemented a "violence tax" at suburban Cook County gun stores in April 2013. The tax is gathered on each gun and bullet sold within the county. Then, in 2014-the first full calendar year after the implementation of the tax-the Chicago Tribune reported 434 deaths-a 19 death increase over 2013.
  • Man Accidentally Carries Loaded Gun on Flight, No One Notices

    11/27/2015 3:00:50 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 48 replies
    Flyer Talk ^ | November 17, 2015 | Joe Cortez
    A retired truck driver flying through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is warning American flyers their experience may not be secure, after he was able to pass a loaded handgun through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint. Speaking to Britain’s Daily Mail, the flyer says while packing his gun was purely accidental, he feels the TSA should have caught it prior to departure. The incident happened on November 5, as 67-year-old Blake Alford was preparing to fly from ATL to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). In his bag was a Ruger .38 pistol, loaded with a full magazine of seven hollow-point bullets....
  • Violence toward Black Lives Matter activists erases any doubt: We live in a time of racial strife

    11/27/2015 2:44:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 27, 2015 | Janell Ross
    First there was that incident at the Trump rally in Alabama. You know, the one where a protester with, shall we say, some ideas that are not terribly compatible with those of Trump or many of his supporters, showed up. He wound up on the ground, taking a beating and throwing some punches of his own before security booted him from the gathering. And then this week, much of the country learned of news that what has seriously been described as masked men shot five people protesting what they believe to be a questionable police shooting near a Minneapolis police...

    11/27/2015 1:10:40 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    1/27/2015 | G. Smythe (Comments on Reuter News Article)
    Zebulum Lael James, a 22-year-old black student at Jackson State University, is accused of going on a shooting spree...Both of the targets police in Jackson say James "randomly" shot were white women, Suzanne Hogan and Kristy Lynn Mitchell. Three black men murder minister's pregnant wife. Foreign white female student murdered by black man.... Islamic black man cuts head off woman in Oklahoma. Over 100 teens swarm Memphis mall knocking out shoppers. 9/6/14 White couple beaten by black gang in Missouri. Caught On Camera: 72-Year-Old Man Sucker Punched On Sidewalk. NYC 8/13/14 Google: 4 Black Men Beat Hot Dog Vendor With...
  • A conversation between ans ISIS terrorist and a progressive

    11/27/2015 12:56:20 PM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 20 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | November 20, 2015 | Michael Hassam
    “It must be incredibly frustrating as an Islamic terrorist not to have your views and motives taken seriously by the societies you terrorize, even after you have explicitly and repeatedly stated them. Even worse, those on the regressive left, in their endless capacity for masochism and self-loathing, have attempted to shift blame inwardly on themselves, denying the terrorists even the satisfaction of claiming responsibility. It’s like a bad Monty Python sketch: “We did this because our holy texts exhort us to to do it.” “No you didn’t.” “Wait, what? Yes we did…” “No, this has nothing to do with religion....
  • Saudi Arabia 'to execute more than 50 convicted of terrorism'

    11/27/2015 12:31:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    Amnesty International has expressed alarm at reports that the authorities in Saudi Arabia are planning to execute dozens of people in a single day. The newspaper Okaz said 55 people were awaiting execution for "terrorist crimes", while a now-deleted report by al-Riyadh said 52 would die soon. They are thought to include Shia who took part in anti-government protests. Amnesty said that given the spike in executions this year, it had no option but to take the reports very seriously. The group believes at least 151 people have been put to death in Saudi Arabia so far this year -...
  • Exclusive: Marco Rubio Challenges Republican Leaders To End Obamacare Bailouts

    11/27/2015 11:53:47 AM PST · by Rockitz · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is challenging Republican leaders in Congress to officially stop taxpayer dollars from being used to bail out Obamacare. “If we don’t make this happen, then the American people have every right to be angry at the Republican leadership because this should be among our highest highest priorities at the end of this year,” the presidential contender says in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. For years, Rubio has pressed leaders in his party to repeal the “risk corridor” provisions in Obamacare that would allow the federal government to effectively bail out insurance company losses from...
  • WTF Headline Of The Day: Anti-Gun Police Chief Urges Public To "Take Out" Active Gunmen If Possible

    11/27/2015 10:56:01 AM PST · by amorphous · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is an outspoken proponent of gun control (in a district which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation). So, when asked by 60 Minutes how people should respond to being near an active gunman, Lanier's response was bemusing as The Washington Times reports, saying that the "best option for saving lives before police can get there” would be for citizens to try to subdue, or even kill, the gunman.
  • Obama Administration Threatens States to Admit Syrian Refugees or Face ‘Enforcement Action’

    11/27/2015 9:36:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 170 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/2015 | Caroline May
    The Obama administration has warned states to comply with federal efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in communities around the U.S. or else find their states subject to enforcement action. In a letter this week, the Office of Refugee Resettlement threatens states concerned about resettling Syrians with punitive responses if they refuse to accept the refugees. ORR explains that states may not refuse ORR-funded benefits for refugees on the basis of religion and national origin.“Accordingly, states may not categorically deny ORR-funded benefits and services to Syrian refugees,” ORR Director Robert Carey wrote in the letter. “Any state with such a policy...
  • After Police Shooting in Chiacgo, Calls for Emanuel to Resign

    11/27/2015 9:39:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    US NEWS ^ | 11/25/15 | Joseph P Williams
    For nearly two years, he was the second-most powerful Democrat in Washington, a famously confrontational, joyously profane White House gatekeeper who traded in his job as the first black president's right-hand man to run for mayor of Chicago, their shared, beloved hometown. Now, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's former chief of staff, is facing calls for his resignation amid disturbing questions on the latest and, arguably, most egregious, incident of police use of deadly force against an African American citizen.
  • BLOOMBERG: Ted Cruz 'says some of the stupidest things I've ever heard' ("Climate Change")

    11/27/2015 9:34:42 AM PST · by Isara · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 27, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    ...Michael Bloomberg...trashed two top-tier Republican presidential candidates in a CNN interview airing Friday.After dismissing "right-wing crazies" who reject mainstream climate science, Bloomberg was asked by CNN's Christiane Amanpour what he made of the GOP field...."There's one of them who was a surgeon, unfortunately at Johns Hopkins, who doesn't believe in science," Bloomberg said. "Somebody said that's like a business executive that doesn't believe in profits."Bloomberg then said that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had said some of the "stupidest" things about climate change despite his intellect. He noted that Cruz's intelligence had been praised by Alan Dershowitz, a prominent US...
  • Government spokeswoman: Tusk should be tried over Smolensk air crash

    11/27/2015 9:16:43 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    The Warsaw Voice ^ | November 26, 2015 | The Warsaw Voice
    A Polish government spokeswoman Elzbieta Witek has said that Poland’s former Prime Minister and current president of the European Council Donald Tusk should be tried for the way the 2010 Smolensk air crash, in which President Lech Kaczynski died, was handled. Witek said that Poland’s State Tribunal [court that handles cases against highest state officials] would be "a good thing" for Tusk. [....] “Tusk should be put before the State Tribunal, because he has a lot to answer for”, Lipinski said. “It is enough to recall giving away of the Smolensk investigation to the Russians,” he said. Lipinski reportedly accused...
  • Polish prosecutors drop push to extradite wanted director Roman Polanski to the US

    11/27/2015 9:06:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2015 | ·Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland – Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against it. Prosecutors in Krakow, who had sought the extradition on behalf of the U.S., said Friday they found the court's refusal of extradition to be "right" and said they found no grounds to appeal it.
  • If police shooting video had been released sooner, would Emanuel be mayor?

    11/27/2015 8:56:50 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/26/2015 | John Kass
    Would Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been re-elected if voters had seen the video of Laquan McDonald's execution? No. Rahm would have lost the election. Why? Because he would have lost Chicago's black vote. Without the black vote, Rahm Emanuel would not be the 9.5-fingered boss of Bartertown. Black political figures would have been uneasy standing with Rahm. They would have run away. They couldn't stand with him.
  • Protest over Chicago teen's shooting set for retail district

    11/27/2015 8:32:48 AM PST · by Rockitz · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 27 November | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the heart of the city's most famous retail district. Demonstrators scheduled the march on Friday, the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season that packs Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. Activists hope to bring attention to the Oct. 20, 2014, slaying of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and an investigation into his shooting that some say was mishandled.
  • Homeless veteran, beaten by teens on camera in Olney, dies

    11/27/2015 8:25:57 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    Surveillance video shows 51-year-old Robert Barnes being pummeled by teens with a hammer, a piece of wood and punches, after police say a 10-year-old boy told his mother he got into an argument with Barnes.
  • Barack Obama plan to defeat Isil dismissed by US intelligence experts

    11/27/2015 8:24:59 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | November 27, 2015 | Ruth Sherlock,
    Former and serving diplomats and intelligence officials tell the Telegraph that President Obama's hopes of defeating Islamic State are based on "smoke and mirrors" But in a series of candid interviews with the Telegraph, Western diplomats and intelligence officials - current and former - have angrily dismissed the approach as a “smoke and mirrors” public relations exercise founded on little substantive or effective action. “It’s smoke and mirrors and that is the dirty little secret,” said Derek Harvey, one of Mr Obama’s senior former intelligence officials, a Middle East specialist, who said he resigned from his job in frustration at...
  • Chicago man charged in suspected gang-related murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee

    11/27/2015 8:23:38 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/27/2015 | MEG WAGNER
    Chicago cops arrested a man suspected in the gang-related murder of 9-year-old boy, finally charging a man they had questioned immediately after the shooting. Corey Morgan, 27, was charged with first-degree murder Friday, nearly a month after Tyshawn Lee's body was found in an alley close to his grandma's house. --snip-- Tyshawn was lured into an alleyway where he was shot in the head, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said, calling the killing "probably the most abhorrent, cowardly, unfathomable crime" he had ever seen.
  • Teen Shoots Uncle During Thanksgiving Dinner For Asking Him If He Had A Girfriend (Satire)

    11/27/2015 8:14:43 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 65 replies
    Huzlers ^ | 11/27/2015 | Staff
    RICHMOND, VA – An 18 year old teenager is being charged with attempted murder after shooting his uncle during Thanksgiving dinner because his uncle had asked him “do you have a girlfriend?” Cody Stone was arrested Thursday evening by Richmond police upon being found blocks away from his home where he had shot his uncle. Cody had apparently attempted to escape the home and authorities. Although critically injured with a bullet wound, Cody’s uncle is expected to live after being rushed and treated at the emergency room. According to family members, Cody was apparently infuriated upon being asked if he...
  • Inquiries Stall as White House Puts Leash on U.S. Watchdogs

    11/27/2015 8:08:35 AM PST · by NRx · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-27-2015 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — Justice Department watchdogs ran into an unexpected roadblock last year when they began examining the role of federal drug agents in the fatal shootings of unarmed civilians during raids in Honduras. From Our Advertisers The Drug Enforcement Administration balked at turning over emails from senior officials tied to the raids, according to the department’s inspector general. It took nearly a year of wrangling before the D.E.A. was willing to turn over all its records in a case that the inspector general said raised “serious questions” about agents’ use of deadly force. The continuing Honduran inquiry is one of...
  • Progressive Faculty and Administrators Deserve All of the Blame for the Recent Unrest on Campus

    11/27/2015 7:35:25 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 11/26/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The recent wave of student protests is aimed at liberal professors and administrators. Current student anger eerily fits the pattern of most left-wing unrest, from the cycles of the French Revolution to the campus riots of the 1960s. First, protests gradually grow more extreme. Venom is directed at fellow leftists who are deemed insufficiently radical. In revolutionary France, wild-eyed Jacobins soon guillotined reformist Girondins, who were considered passé. During the Russian Revolution, extremist Bolsheviks marginalized liberal Mensheviks. In the 1960s, many members of the SDS and Black Panthers hated liberals who disapproved of their violence. A group called the Black...
  • After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks

    11/27/2015 7:35:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | KARL RITTER and SYLVIE CORBET
    PARIS (AP) -- Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen. But delegates to the two-week talks starting Monday insist they won't let the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in the French capital distract them from the task at hand: crafting a landmark deal to fight global warming.
  • Doo Doo the Clown honoured for bravery after intervening in assault on women

    11/27/2015 7:02:45 AM PST · by Loyalist · 44 replies
    CBC News ^ | November 23, 2015
    There was no clowning around for Doo Doo the Clown when he called 911 after witnessing a man attack two women on Sunday afternoon. Doo Doo — also known as Shane Farberman — says when he saw the man punch one of the women in the head near Front Street West and Bathurst Street he went into action. "I remember pulling up as fast as I can screaming, 'Get in, get in!' and I know that I am a clown and I had a car full of clowns, but these ladies ran and jumped into the back," said Doo...
  • One dead after attempted 'Craigslist' robbery in Aiken

    11/27/2015 6:50:12 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    wach.com ^ | 11/25/2015 | Matthew Stevens
    One man is dead after a shooting Wednesday in Aiken. Coroner Tim Carlton said Frank Frazier Jr., 23, was fatally shot at 1pm, Wednesday on Willis Hill Road in Aiken. According to witnesses, a couple was purchasing a car from Frazier that was posted in a Craigslist ad. It is then alleged Fraizer and an acquaintance of his each pulled gun on the couple in an attempt to rob the couple. The woman in response pulled her gun and shot Frazier and the other man fled from the scene. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the matter.
  • 2 killed, 7 wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings [Chicago so far. Obama Silent]

    11/27/2015 6:49:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Two people were killed and at least seven others have been wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings across Chicago since Wednesday night. A Thanksgiving Day shooting left one man dead in the West Ridge.....
  • Video: Who’s really protesting Walmart?

    11/27/2015 6:26:58 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 11/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Tis the season, once again upon us, when an age old tradition returns to cities and towns across the nation. I don’t mean the usual Thanksgiving feasts of yesterday or even the commercial mayhem of Black Friday. We’re talking about the annual protests of Walmart by their beleaguered workers who want a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage and, much more to the point, official union representation. The OurWalmart campaign was back at it as usual, preparing to disrupt holiday shopping plans for the masses who prepare to launch into the Christmas giving season. But who are these protesters, really?...
  • On The Eve Of COP21 Paris Talks: World Just Doesn’t Care About Global Warming Any More

    11/27/2015 5:47:41 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/27/2015 | James Delingpole
    The world is losing interest in “global warming” a survey has found on the eve of the UN’s COP21 climate talks in Paris. Most people in most of the 20 countries surveyed say they don’t want their leaders to set ambitious climate targets. Fewer than half describe climate change as a “very serious” problem. The survey, conducted by GlobeScan for the BBC, could scarcely have come at a worst time for the global environmental movement. After the disastrous failure of the last major climate conference in Copenhagen in 2009, they have been pulling out all the stops to make the...
  • Distrust of federal land agencies escalates with conviction of Oregon ranchers

    11/27/2015 5:09:19 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/27/2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Ranchers in the West are engaged in 21st-century range wars, but their adversaries are not the rustlers and cattle barons of lore. Federal land management agencies, overzealous officers, and self-righteous judges are the foes western ranchers fear the most. On October 7, father and son ranchers from Oregon, Dwight, 73, and Steven Hammond, 46, were labeled as terrorists and sentenced to five years in federal prison under anti-terrorism laws. In 2001, a fire set by the Hammonds to eliminate overgrown sagebrush on their own property inadvertently spread to adjacent BLM land. The two were convicted of arson when the Bureau...