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  • Police: Alleged serial killer tied to 7 slayings ‘basking in the glory’

    10/21/2014 9:16:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Fox32 Chicago ^ | Oct 21, 2014
    Police: Alleged serial killer tied to 7 slayings ‘basking in the glory’ Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:05 AM CST Updated: Oct 21, 2014 9:41 AM CST GARY, Ind. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Darren D. Vann led Gary police on a bloody scavenger hunt this weekend. He pointed them to seven bodies of his alleged victims scattered in basements and empty, run-down buildings all over northwest Indiana's Steel City, authorities said. To the body of Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville. And Teaira Batey, 28, of Gary. And others whose identities are still unknown. The Mayor of Gary Indiana said Tuesday morning...
  • Union demands driving railcar jobs out of California, Japanese firm says

    10/21/2014 9:13:35 AM PDT · by tje · 2 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Laura J. Nelson
    Japanese company's much-celebrated plans to build a light-rail manufacturing plant in Palmdale appear all but dead after months of clashes with local labor unions and community groups. Kinkisharyo International of Osaka said it is now looking at factory sites outside California, saying pressure from organized labor has made it difficult to do business in the state. Union officials and activists, however, argue they are simply trying to hold the company to environmental rules it should be following. Kinkisharyo won a $890-million contract to build 175 light-rail cars for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority two years ago.
  • Caught on film for the first time -- The Supreme Court of the US in deliberation (humor)

    10/21/2014 9:04:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ^ | 10-20-14 | John Oliver
    Link only: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9prhPV2PI
  • Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record (Sky is falling alert!)

    10/21/2014 8:53:31 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | October 20, 2014 | Seth Borenstein
    Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That's because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example. "This is one of many indicators that climate change has not stopped and that it continues to be one of the most important issues facing humanity," said University of Illinois climate scientist Donald Wuebbles.
  • Got goat milk? Kurds mock ISIS with SNL-like video (Watch Video)

    10/21/2014 8:53:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    CSM ^ | 10/21/2014 | Husna Haq
    A new music video from Iraqi Kurds mocks the terrorist group, Islamic State aka ISIS. It's the latest effort by Iraqis fighting horror with humor. How to combat the ruthless tactics and gruesome crimes of the terrorist group ISIS? For a group of Iraqi Kurdish entertainers, it's not with guns, bombs, or munitions. They're fighting back with humor. Iraqi Kurdish KurdSat TV broadcast a new musical parody video on Oct. 12 that mocks the terrorist group ISIS in Saturday Night Live fashion: a group of bearded men pretending to be ISIS fighters play air guitar on rifles, pretend to sword-fight,...
  • Heaven Has Arrived

    10/21/2014 8:51:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Leaning on his cane, the old boy walked out his front door, took in the morning light, and was surprised. That's when the realization hit him: The weather's turned. It's cool. He felt it, but couldn't quite believe it, not at first. It had been a light summer this year, with plenty of rain and cooling breezes. It hadn't been unbearable, like some he had known. But still it had been summer in these latitudes: hot. And now... Fall had taken him by surprise. It shouldn't have. It happens every year. And every year it still surprises him. The suddenness...
  • The Irish Tax Policy Debate: Bono 1 – Irish Union Bosses 0

    10/21/2014 8:46:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I wrote last year about the remarkable acknowledgement by Bono that free markets were the best way to lift people out of poverty. The leader of the U2 band and long-time anti-poverty activist specifically stated that, “capitalism has been the most effective ideology we have known in taking people out of extreme poverty.”As the old saying goes, I couldn’t have said it better myself. Too many politicians and interest groups want us to believe that foreign aid and bigger government are the answer, but nations that have jumped from poverty to prosperity invariably have followed a path of free markets...
  • Dr Rand Paul Should Be Held Accountable for Whipping Up Frenzy About "Incredibly Contagious" Ebola

    10/21/2014 8:45:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    New Republic ^ | 10-20-2014 | Brian Beutler
    hether you enjoyed your weekend or sheltered in place wearing personal protective equipment, you may have missed the news that officials are preparing to clear four dozen people who had direct or indirect contact with Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan after he’d begun shedding the virus, but before he was finally admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The 21 days since doctors belatedly diagnosed Duncan marks the end of Ebola’s incubation period, and none of these contacts—including family members who’d been caring for him in very close quarters after he’d become gravely ill—has developed any symptoms of the disease....
  • M&A Deals Fail At Highest Rate Since 2008

    10/21/2014 8:40:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    In yet another potential market topping sign, M&A Deals Fail At Highest Rate Since 2008 The value of deals that fail to complete has reached its highest level since 2008, in the latest sign that the best year for mergers and acquisitions since the financial crisis will also feature a number of high-profile failures. Three large deals collapsed last week, adding to the list of wrecked deals and coinciding with a sharp jump in equity market volatility that sapped confidence in stocks and put a chill on the market for initial public offerings. The biggest blow to dealmaking prospects came...
  • One Cop’s View On Video Cameras [VIDEO]

    10/21/2014 7:35:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Deputy Matt
    Video cameras? Yes please! Give me one. Maybe two or three. I am absolutely a HUGE proponent of law enforcement using in-car and body mounted cameras. Some ask why I feel so strongly about the subject, and to them I offer the following personal anecdote. I have personally benefited greatly from the video obtained by a digital video camera, the in-car camera system in my patrol car. A number of years ago, I was involved in an incident where, as I arrived at the scene of a call, I came under fire by a suspect armed with a rifle. I...
  • Charges Against Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston Are Dropped

    10/21/2014 8:31:23 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 7 replies
    Liberty UK ^ | 11th June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    'Paul Weston, candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East constituency and leader of the Liberty GB party, who was arrested in Winchester, Hampshire, on the 26 April, has had the charges against him dropped. Mr Weston was arrested for publicly quoting an excerpt critical of Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill. After spending several hours in a cell at Winchester Police Station, he was charged with Racially Aggravated Crime, under Section 4 of the Public Order Act, which carries a potential prison sentence of 2 years. He was then bailed with a...
  • The Problem of Pain

    10/21/2014 8:27:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Barney Brenner
    The problem of pain, to borrow a title from C.S. Lewis, is that with regard to our enormous national debt, there is none. As great an impending disaster as it’s alleged to be, you’d think there’d be signs of suffering. No less a luminary than Rush Limbaugh speaks of his Dad’s warning when Rush was a kid that this immense obligation, only $1 trillion at the time, would be our undoing. Yet now at 17 times that size, it appears just a calamity without a consequence. But the reason for this is simple: we’re engaged in the biggest can-kicking endeavor in...
  • Restored P-51D Mustang with Real Browning M2 .50cal Machine Guns

    10/21/2014 8:19:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Ray I
    Ever since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated with WWII warbirds, my favorite being the P-51 Mustang. The North American P-51 Mustangs were armed with six .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns, a good amount of firepower for the day. If you’ve been to airshows around the US I’m sure you’ve seen a P-51 at least once, but there’s something different about Ron Fagen’s P-51 Mustang named Twilight Tear. His actually has six functioning M2 Browning machine guns, kind of, read on.
  • GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons Speaks Out Against Gun Control

    10/21/2014 8:14:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    inc.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Maria Aspan
    GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons rarely shies away from controversy--even when wading into the contentious debate over gun violence in this country. Parsons, a gun owner and member of the National Rifle Association, says that firearms aren’t to blame for mass shootings. That’s a hotly-debated and emotional topic, especially after a gunman killed 20 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
  • Why Republicans Could Have A Pro-Gay Marriage Presidential Candidate In 2016 ZOT!

    10/21/2014 8:11:17 AM PDT · by e-gadfly · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2014-10-14 | Alex Lundry
    The Supreme Court’s recent decision not to take up challenges to state amendments banning same-sex marriage has had two significant effects – it has expanded marriage to 30 states and reignited the political conversation around marriage equality in the 2014 midterms. Since 2011, I have worked with Project Right Side to help Republican leaders navigate a radically changing electorate on the freedom to marry. While public acceptance of marriage equality has steadily increased, this moment may ultimately be looked upon as the point where Republican opposition to marriage equality began to fall in earnest. According to a recent poll of...
  • The Media Are Much Scarier than Ebola

    10/21/2014 8:08:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    Why do some things scare people more than others? One reason is that people engage in a rational assessment of risk and conclude the appropriate level of fear. For example, people feel free to walk alone at midnight in Times Square but not in Central Park because they have made a rational assessment: Times Square, which at midnight is almost as bright as day and filled with people -- usually tourists -- is safer than Central Park. A second reason is that emotions rather than reason cause people to fear something. Some years ago I was a guest on the...
  • Houston Pastors Fight Censorship Challenge

    10/21/2014 8:04:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the City of Houston and its openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is supposed to protect gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination. All well and good, but according to the Independent Journal Review, the ordinance to ensure nondiscrimination, discriminates against those of faith who oppose it. Five pastors, members of Houston's conservative, evangelical base, oppose HERO, as does the liberal Americans United for the Separation of Church and...
  • Renewable Energy Fails Protesters Calling for More Renewable Energy (Wisconsin)

    10/21/2014 8:01:28 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | October 9, 2014 | MacIverInstitute
    Demonstrators gathered outside the Public Service Commission to protest against a requested rate structure change by the local utility company, Madison Gas and Electric (MG&E). During the protest, they decried the use of "dirty coal" and called for more renewable energy. To make their point, they had a blow-up coal power plant that was running on a fan powered by wind and solar charged batteries. Before the protest was over, however, the batteries died and their solar panel could not produce enough energy to keep the power plant standing upright.
  • Politico Poll: Seven Percent Believe Obamacare Will Lower Healthcare Costs

    10/21/2014 7:56:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 21, 2014 | by Guy Benson
    Time to inject another set of data points into the "Obamacare is working well in the real world" debate. The president and his loyalists insist that their signature law is working as intended. The general public -- yet again -- disagrees, according to a new poll from Politico. A plurality believes the quality of their care will deteriorate under Obamacare (perhaps due to access shock, doctor shortages, and government rationing decisions), while less than one-in-five expect improved care. On costs, a pitiful seven percent believe the 'Affordable' Care Act will reduce the amount of money they'll personally pay will decrease...
  • Man accused in Washington shooting spree says he wanted to die, but officers are bad shots

    10/21/2014 7:53:20 AM PDT · by dware · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.20.2014 | AP via Fox News
    EVERETT, Wash. – The man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers in three Washington cities told detectives he wanted to be killed and was disappointed in their marksmanship. Police say the 43-year-old Granite Falls man told detectives at a hospital: "Your guys aren't very good shots."
  • ISIS releases sickening video clip showing Syrian woman being stoned to death by group of men

    10/21/2014 7:51:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Hall
    Islamic State militants fighting in Syria and Iraq have released a sickening video of a young woman being stoned to death by a group of men - including her own father. The shocking footage is understood to have been filmed in the city of Hama and shows a bearded cleric ranting at the woman in Arabic and accusing her adultery while she pleads for her life. The woman turns to her father and begs his forgiveness but he coldly rejects her, saying he would rather please God. He then turns to the men to give the signal for his daughter's...
  • HHS-Funded Study: Obamacare Will Suffer ‘Death Spiral’ If Subsidies Fail

    10/21/2014 7:39:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2014 | by Sarah Hurtubise
    The Obama administration has funded a new study by top consulting firm RAND Health that startlingly finds that if taxpayer subsidies are eliminated, Obamacare exchanges will fall into a “death spiral.” The study comes in the wake of a number of lawsuits which are challenging the Obama administration’s implementation of Obamacare subsidies. Three lawsuits have made it to U.S. Circuit Courts, just one step from the Supreme Court, arguing that the text of the Affordable Care Act allows premium subsidies for state-run exchanges only. The report was sponsored by HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, which,...
  • Does Obama Care About People? (The Only One He Cares About Is 0bama).

    10/21/2014 7:33:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Can you walk out on the messiah? Appearing at a campaign rally for gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown in Maryland on Sunday, President Obama sought to capture the magic that had electrified audiences in 2008 and, to some considerable degree, even in 2012. Obama isn't doing much stumping this year. He limits his campaigning mostly to fundraisers. This is the year, after all, when Democratic candidates are announcing how important it is in our system of government to have honest disagreements with the president. They're hastening to say that they would be tougher than he is on ISIS. They are declaring...
  • Pro-Choice Sign: The Only Good Baby is a Dead Baby

    10/21/2014 7:12:24 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10/12/2014 | Susan Michelle
     Sign Meant to Shock for Shock’s Sake–Yet Still the Truth  The Only Good Baby Is A Dead Baby   Children are the new N-Words.  Source: “Pro-abortion protesters turn peaceful pro-life event into violence“, Live Action, October 12, 2014  Police had to intervene at a pro-life protest after a pro-abortion group turned the annual peaceful protest into a chaotic and violent event in Victoria, Melbourne Australia’s second largest city. The Canada Free Press called the pro-abortion protesters, “thugs,” saying:  “A group of pro-abortion thugs attacked a pro-life demonstration in Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend as groups across the land took place in activities to promote...
  • Subtle: Pro-Kay Hagan fliers warns GOP victory with lynching images

    10/21/2014 7:09:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Once is a coincidence, but twice is something else entirely. Less than 24-hours after the rapidly imploding Wendy Davis campaign in Texas warned that the interracially married Greg Abbott may just try to ban interracial marriage as governor, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) supporters in North Carolina are also engaging in a bit of inelegant race-baiting. The North Carolina-based Fayetteville Observer reported on Monday that churchgoers in Cumberland County were appalled on Sunday when they were treated to an image of a Jim Crow-era lynching on a flyer warning of what may occur if Republicans take control of the Senate....
  • Judge rules on student punished for criticizing lesbians

    10/21/2014 7:05:51 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 10/20/2014 | Bob Unruh
    The University of New Mexico and one of its professors will face trial on a charge of violating the constitutional rights of a student punished for expressing her opinions about lesbianism in a class described by the instructor as having “controversy built right into the syllabus.” Chief U.S. District Judge M. Christina Armijo denied a motion by the university to dismiss a case brought by student Monica Pompeo, who claimed she was improperly dismissed from the class for describing lesbianism as perverse in an assigned critique of a lesbian romance film.
  • Another potential sighting reported of ambush suspect

    10/21/2014 7:04:39 AM PDT · by dware · 11 replies
    WITF ^ | 10.21.2014 | AP via WITF
    Authorities say they might have spotted the suspect in a deadly Pennsylvania state police ambush. A law enforcement officer reported seeing Eric Frein on Monday near the Swiftwater Post Office in the Pocono Mountains. That's near Pocono Mountain East High School, where a woman out for a walk Friday night spotted a rifle-toting man police believe was Frein.
  • Do we really need an Ebola Czar?

    10/21/2014 7:03:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | S. John Massoud
    Most of the so called “conservative media” and many Republican politicians have been trashing the Obama regime for the appointment of new “Ebola Czar” Ron Klain. Most of the trashing has been based on the fact that Klain is not a medical doctor by trade, and that all he has ever done was be in charge of Al Gore’s staff. The fact that the Ebola Czar won’t report directly to our Glorious President Obama, but instead to Susan Rice – well how can you argue with that logic (please note the sarcasm). Republicans and the conservative media are missing the...
  • German police seize Muslim man codenamed 'The Tailor' who is suspected of equipping ISIS

    10/21/2014 7:01:43 AM PDT · by dennisw · 2 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 20 October 2014 | Allan Hall
    German police seize Muslim man codenamed 'The Tailor' who is suspected of equipping ISIS with combat suits - and 7,500 pairs of boots Lebanese man, identified as 31-year-old Kassem R, arrested in dawn raid Suspected of supplying ISIS with equipment produced in a secret factory He is believed to have sent combat suits, 7,500 pairs of boots, 6,000 parkas and 100 military shirts Similar raids at other addresses in Germany resulted in more arrests of ISIS sympathisers Germany has seen some 400 citizens leave to fight for the jihad in Syria Anti-terror police in Germany have arrested a man codenamed...
  • What I Have Learned From Debating Young Liberals

    10/21/2014 6:58:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    In the recent months, I have been engaged in political debates with liberals mostly under the age of 40 (I am over the age of 40). These debates have taken place in person, via email and political discussion blogs. In each occurrence, I was contacted or confronted by the individuals who wanted to engage in discussions with me. I was personally contacted and invited to participate in discussions on a blog that repost some of my articles. However, after each round of discussions, I am saddened with the realization that our great country is in deep trouble if today’s young...
  • Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

    10/21/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 10/20/2014 | Sara Burnett
    As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as $7.25 per hour. First, though, they are out to help themselves.
  • Silence in the face of Jihad in New Jersey

    10/21/2014 6:56:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    Recently, Australian policed uncovered a jihadist plot to kidnap regular citizens on the streets of Sydney, behead them, and send the gruesome and terrifying videos over the internet. The aim of the terrorists was to bring Australia to its knees and bend it to Islamic demands. Unknown to most, we in America were not as fortunate as the Aussies. Something similar to what happened in Australia took place here, but the mainstream media is keeping it quiet. In West Orange, New Jersey, a lovely middle-class suburb, an American jihadist, Ali Mohamed Brown, shot and killed a promising 19-year-old right on...
  • Monica Lewinsky: 'My Life Was Ruined By Drudge

    10/21/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 72 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Speaking at the Forbes 30 under 30 summit, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky explained to the audience that she was "patient zero" for being bullied on the internet. "My life was ruined by DRUDGE," she said, according to James O'Keefe, who appears to be attending the summit.
  • Mother in Coma Heard Everything, Was Scared They’d Turn Off Her Life Support

    10/21/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Kate Allat suffered a stroke at the age of 39 and the mother spent 10 days in a coma afterwards. Now that she is past that frightful ordeal, Allat reveals in a new interview that she heard everything going on around her in her hospital room and she was fearful her life support would be turned off.Allat indicates that her mind was functioning normally during her coma but everyone around her thought she was brain-dead as she laid in her hospital bed paralyzed and unable to speak or breathe on her own. She listened in fright as medical staff discussed...
  • Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave

    10/21/2014 6:25:58 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 7 replies
    The Washington Post via Drudge Report ^ | October 20, 2014 | Lisa Rein
    Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show. During a three-year period that ended last fall, more than 57,000 employees were sent home for a month or longer. The tab for these workers exceeded $775 million in salary alone. The extensive use of administrative leave continues despite government personnel rules that limit paid leave for employees facing discipline...
  • One of two Canadian soldiers hit by 'radicalized' driver dies of his injuries

    10/21/2014 6:22:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2014
    One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car driven by a Quebec man whom authorities said had been "radicalized" by Islamists has died of his injuries. The Associated Press, citing Quebec provincial police, reported that the soldier had died of his injuries early Tuesday after being struck by the car Monday. The soldier's name has not been released at the request of his family. The suspect in the attack, which took place in a mall parking lot near Montreal, has been identified as 25-year-old Martin Rouleau. [Snip] One neighbor told reporters that Rouleau stopped wearing jeans and started wearing...
  • Two charged after fatal shooting of Coral Springs man, 22

    10/21/2014 6:16:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 21, 2014 | Wayne K. Roustan and Tonya Alanez
    Two men were arrested Monday after a 22-year-old Coral Springs man was shot at a shopping center, drove himself home, was flown to a hospital and died in surgery, police said.. Robert Jean Morris, 23, of Pompano Beach, was charged with second-degree murder, possessing a firearm with the serial number removed, and engaging in a criminal offense with a weapon. Roderick Cortise Dalton, 20, of Kissimmee, was charged as an accessory to second-degree murder.
  • Supreme Court Overturns Illegal Immigrant’s ID Theft Conviction (2009)

    10/21/2014 6:10:29 AM PDT · by dennisw · 89 replies
    judicialwatch ^ | MAY 04, 2009 | judicialwatch
    Supreme Court Overturns Illegal Immigrant’s ID Theft Conviction MAY 04, 2009 The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that an illegal immigrant who used stolen documents to work is not guilty of identity theft because he didn’t know the information belonged to another person. The ruling eliminates an important tool for prosecuting and deporting illegal aliens who victimize Americans by stealing their identities to get jobs in this country. In its 18-page decision the court says that the crime of identity theft is limited to those who actually know they stole someone else’s information. Prosecutors must therefore prove that illegal immigrants...
  • Texas cop calls to dogs with kissing noises before shooting, killing one with three shots

    10/21/2014 5:32:13 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 42 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/17/14 | Sasha Goldstein
    Body camera footage from a Texas cop’s perspective shows the officer making kissing noises at two dogs, who wag their tails at the human, before he opens fire and kills one. The second pit bull, tracked down in Cleburne, Texas, was captured without incident by an animal control officer – but the killing of the dog has the city investigating the incident after an uproar in the city of 30,000 people some 30 miles south of Fort Worth. The 22-second clip, uploaded Friday onto YouTube, shows a brown pup and another dark colored dog milling about in a grassy ditch...
  • Lanny Davis: Ron Klain as Ebola czar — Right person for the right job at the right time

    10/21/2014 5:24:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2013 | Lanny J. Davis
    So does anyone doubt that if President Obama had appointed a medical expert to become the Ebola "czar" to manage the Ebola virus crisis, many Republicans would have criticized him for not appointing someone with experience in crisis management, media and political communications? Or if the president had appointed someone with those media/political skills, they would have criticized him for not appointing a medical expert? Get the drift? Ron Klain, whom I have known for over 20 years, is the right choice at the right time to bring order, management, discipline, media and political communications skills to helping the American...
  • The Petro-States in Shambles Despite Obama

    10/21/2014 5:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21 | John Ransom
    Despite an administration that has no energy policy, free market forces in the United States are finding a way to provide relief from high prices for an economy that greatly needs the respite. Oil prices are heading the right way for consumers even if the wrong way for the wildcatters, explorers and developers of domestic energy. It’s been planned that way.Now that the worldwide economy is slowing, Saudi Arabia is intent on testing American resolve to become energy independent. The oil-rich kingdom has decided on a price war—a method that would be illegal in the United States—to see if American...
  • Criminalizing Innocent Christian Behavior

    10/21/2014 5:04:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Where are all the atheist freedom lovers we always hear about? It's time for them to start standing up for religious liberty. The left and militant gay movement are getting bolder and bolder, and too many Christians are stewing in their apathy. It seems that with each passing month, this senseless tyranny advances. The latest is that two Christian ministers in Idaho, Donald and Evelyn Knapp, have allegedly been ordered to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies at their chapel or face fines or jail sentences. This nightmare began Oct. 7, when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated Idaho's marriage...
  • Ebola vaccine abandoned in 2008 after showing promise in trials

    10/21/2014 5:04:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    The pitch was intriguing: U.S. health officials wanted to fast-track trials for an Ebola vaccine and sounded the call for volunteers. Charles Sullivan called up the hotline on a whim, figuring the National Institutes of Health already had filled its queue and wouldn’t need him. But he was accepted for three rounds of shots of a deactivated virus, a year’s worth of blood analysis and a $900 check for his trouble. The clinical trial went well, and the vaccine seemed promising. A decade later, the country is still waiting for a vaccine amid a worldwide Ebola outbreak, and Mr. Sullivan...
  • Does the End of History Result in Political Decay?

    10/21/2014 4:37:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Francis Fukuyama picked an auspicious publication date for his latest book, "Political Order and Political Decay." The news is full of stories of political decay: the Centers for Disease Control and Ebola; the Department of Veterans Affairs' health service; the Internal Revenue Service political targeting. Europe gives us the dysfunctional euro and no-growth welfare states. Not to mention failed states in the Middle East and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Critics have lambasted Fukuyama for proclaiming, in the title of his 1992 book, "The End of History." That's not entirely fair. His argument there was that the battle of ideas...
  • Pity Party Nation: Who Cares If You're Offended? (Its About Time Someone Ask This Question)

    10/21/2014 4:24:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Since when did, “I’m offended,” become an argument that trumps all facts, logic and common sense? When did regularly claiming to be aggrieved on behalf of some splinter of the population become a high paying gig? How did we get to a point in America where people are PROUD to tell you that they’re “victims?” There are a lot of reasons things have gone so wrong on this front, but ironically, the biggest is that our nation has had so much success. Americans are now considerably richer and more educated as a group than Americans were a few generations ago....
  • Houston, We Have a (1st Amendment) Problem!

    10/21/2014 4:08:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    It all started in September, when Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman issued an "overly broad" subpoena for the sermons of select ministers who opposed the city's equal rights ordinance. Because of intense national opposition from even Texas' attorney general, this past Wednesday, Parker and Feldman appeared to recant or at least reduce their flagrant overreach and disregard of the ministers' legal protections under the First Amendment. By the weekend, however, the truth came out that they were only using political smoke and mirrors to try to simmer the patriotic fury; they were not changing course to...
  • Cringe-worthy Senate Democrat Interview: 'I'm Brain Dead Today'

    10/21/2014 4:01:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Come for his answer on Common Core ("yes"), stay for his avert-your-eyes inability to answer lighthearted softball questions about books and music -- via John Ekdahl: 10 Questions for Sen. Mark Udall He's got most of the policy stuff nailed: Keep Obamacare? Check. Gun control? Check. Path to citizenship? Check. Opposition to the death penalty? Check. Opposition to the 'personhood' amendment? Check. More regulations on fracking? Check. Was his answer on Common Core an endorsement of the program, or a rejection of it?  Yes. Keep in mind that this is a man running for re-election in a purple state who's still trying...
  • The Audacity of Greg Orman

    10/21/2014 3:36:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Byron York
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The image some conservatives have of Greg Orman, the wealthy businessman running as an independent against veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts here in Kansas, is that Orman is, in the words of a recent Weekly Standard story, a "vacuous cipher." Watching Orman's performance in a recent debate with Roberts before a business group in this large suburb of Kansas City, it's safe to say that image is wrong, or at least incomplete. Calling Orman a cipher suggests he has no positions, or nothing to say. But on some important topics, Orman outlined policies in more detail...
  • 6 People Who Downplayed The Threat Of Ebola

    10/21/2014 3:14:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    With the announcement last week that a second nurse had contracted the Ebola virus – and then flown with the Ebola virus already manifesting as a “low-grade” fever – it has become clear that the government is not in control of the situation. Already, the Centers for Disease Control have announced that they will be adopting stricter protocols in the future, which would make perfect sense given that any common sense standard would include travel bans on those who treat Ebola patients.
  • Justice Department Expert Witness: Blacks 'Less Sophisticated Voters'

    10/21/2014 3:03:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 20, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    An expert witness paid with tax dollars by the United States Department of Justice testified that North Carolina election laws impact black voters disproportionately and that blacks are less sophisticated. Charles Stewart, a political scientist was retained by the Justice Department to testify against voter identification laws and other election integrity measures. His testimony argued that ending same day voter registration and requiring voters to vote in the precinct where they live constitutes racial discrimination. When asked if terminating the ability to register to vote on the day that someone casts a ballot impacts blacks disproportionately, Stewart testified in court...