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  • Watch Mika Brzezinski explain how AR 15s can “blow up animals”

    10/07/2015 9:27:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Mika: I don’t understand why we need these weapons… Can’t the government say that it’s inappropriate to have these massively powerful weapons? I mean, I would like to have an elephant in my house. I don’t think I’d be allowed. Would I? Would I be allowed to go to Africa and get a giraffe and bring it? There are rules against these things. I know it sounds ridiculous. But there are things we’re not allowed to have. Why are we allowed to have these weapons that blow up… literally blow up animals if you were hunting with them?
  • The Pentagon Beefs Up the 8th Air Force

    10/07/2015 9:09:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Austin Bay
    The Pentagon insists it isn't reviving the Strategic Air Command. The Cold War is over -- supposedly. SAC and its workhorse B-52 became uncomfortable symbols of that long, weary struggle waged on the edge of thermonuclear destruction. However, the U.S. Air Force's decision to consolidate control of its strategic bomber fleet into a single headquarters certainly has SAC-like Cold War mission echoes. This also applies to the behavior of Vladimir Putin and his imperialist Kremlin. Thermonuclear threats continue. Despite President Barack Obama's assurances, Iran will acquire nuclear weapons. If Iran goes nuclear, Saudi Arabia and Turkey may, as well. It's...
  • Gasoline prices expected to spike says fuel prices could spike within a week anywhere from 10 to 30 cents a gallon, and they could stay higher for several weeks. Its analysts are blaming aging refineries for unplanned repairs. When those happen, often the oil companies will tackle maintenance issues, too.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show, M-F, 12noon-3PM, EDT, WOR-AM, Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

    10/07/2015 8:53:38 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 23 replies
    EIB Network ^ | Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882. E-mail Rush:, or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963. Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now!
  • Kerry: 'We Have Climate Refugees Today

    10/07/2015 8:45:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | Susan Jones
    Speaking Monday in Valparaiso, Chile, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked why the term "climate refugees" does not exist in international law. Kerry said the question was "right on point," and although the term is a new one, he expects it's "just a matter of time" before it is incorporated into international policy. "We have climate refugees today," Kerry told a town hall meeting on the sidelines of an Oceans conference.
  • Time for Sensible Background Checks

    10/07/2015 8:31:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    In the wake of the recent homicidal shooting rampage at an Oregon community college, I'm forced to come to the conclusion that it is high time for common sense national background checks for journalists. It's time we closed the political loophole and prevented biased, ignorant political operatives from getting their hands on a dangerously misleading national microphone. RedState has a perfect example this week. Former Bill Clinton White House aide, and current Clinton Foundation donor George Stephanopoulos, is the host for ABC's This Week. He uses his "bully pulpit" to bully conservatives and Republicans. During an interview with New Jersey...
  • The Inconvenient Truth About Umpqua – And It Has Nothing To Do With Guns

    10/07/2015 8:19:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Bob Barr
    If there is any glimmer of light to emerge from the mass murder last week at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, it is the story of Chris Mintz -- a 30-year-old Army veteran who was shot seven times after running towards the shooting scene to help. Mintz was not able to stop to the killer, but his courageous actions were justly heralded, and were reminiscent of the three Americans in August who charged and incapacitated a shooter on a train in Paris, France. Despite how we understandably rally around these stories of individual heroism, we should not allow them to...
  • Letter to a Conservative Censor

    10/07/2015 7:36:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Dear (name withheld): Thank you for writing to me with your concerns over the status of PRIDE at (name withheld) college. Given your status as a newly appointed member of the Board of Trustees and self-described “occasional reader” of my column I am frankly stunned by the content of your letter. Nonetheless, I intend to respond at some length. My reply will not be what you had anticipated. As you are probably aware, PRIDE stands for People Recognizing Individual Differences Exist. It is one of many student organizations around the country that holds itself out as an organization seeking to...
  • A Tale of Two Schools, One Building

    10/07/2015 7:29:08 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/06/15 | Nicholas Simmons
    Over the past three school years, I unintentionally participated in a tragic educational case study on the west side of Harlem. I worked in the same building as the Wadleigh Secondary School, at which 0% of students in grades six through eight met state standards in math or English. That isn’t a typo: Not a single one of the 33 students passed either exam, though many of the questions are as straightforward as “What is 15% of 60?” Two floors above Wadleigh, I taught math at Success Academy Harlem West, a public charter school. The students there eat in the...
  • Spending a Day with "Refugee"

    10/07/2015 7:18:40 AM PDT · by Oratam · 8 replies
    Dnevno ^ | September 18, 2015 | Zrinka Kasapic
    No, these people are not terrorists (although it certainly has), these people are logistically backed up and sent to collapse EUROPE, its laws, its meaning! Like everyone else these days I break between emotions out of me swimming at the moment when I look at the sad images of women, children, drowning by the media as refugees, and all that really see from the beginning of the alleged 'refugee crisis' - dear people, here Not a word about refugees?
  • Roseburg Rally Goes Viral, Patriots Standing Nationwide

    10/07/2015 7:03:55 AM PDT · by Twotone · 54 replies
    Patrick Henry Society ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Kit Lange
    It’s been roughly 36 hours since a patriot in Oregon—local activist Casey Runyan—posted on Facebook to say that “on Friday, we assemble.” Runyan’s words were a direct call to patriots in the Pacific NW to stand with citizens in Roseburg who have already made it clear that Obama is not welcome there for his planned visit on Friday. The call was regional…but the answer was national. The rally went viral. Not even the mainstream Obama cheering section can ignore it anymore. In that 36 hours, 23,000 people have been invited on Facebook alone, not counting emails, Twitter, and other social...
  • Ivy League Prof Calls Ben Carson a ‘Coon’

    10/07/2015 6:02:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/6/15 | Katherine Timpf
    A professor at the University of Pennsylvania called presidential candidate Ben Carson a “coon” because he said he’s cool with NASCAR flying Confederate flags during races if that’s what its fans want. “If only there was a ‘coon of the year’ award . . .” Religious Studies professor Anthea Butler tweeted last Tuesday in response to a tweet sharing a Sports Illustrated article about Carson’s comments. Her post has since been deleted, but not before a screenshot of it was captured, according to an article in Campus Reform.
  • NBC's must-see Clinton TV [The PRO-Hitlery bias from Team Comcast is PALPABLE]

    10/07/2015 5:55:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    politico ^ | 10/7/15 | Hadas Gold
    Over a 72-hour-period beginning Saturday evening, Hillary Clinton showed up on four NBC-related properties. How did she get so much air time? Three days, four appearances: Hillary Clinton just hit a free media jackpot on the NBCUniversal network. Over a 72-hour-period beginning Saturday evening, the Democratic front-runner showed up in rapid-fire succession on four NBC-related properties — “Saturday Night Live,” “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton” on MSNBC, a “Today Show” hosted town hall and an interview on Telemundo – a feat that’s left media consultants, competitors at rival networks and even some at NBC itself wondering how she got so...
  • Scarborough: We Cut Clip of Dem Focus Group—Too Negative About Hillary

    10/07/2015 5:53:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is it the MSM's role to protect Hillary Clinton's image by preventing the public from seeing what members of her own party think of her? Today's Morning Joe played a clip from a Dem focus group in New Hampshire in which there was near unanamity that Hillary's personality could be a serious turn-off to voters, particularly male ones. Joe Scarborough then said: "we actually cut a good bit in there, out, that was even more negative of Hillary because we thought it was actually too negative and didn't like some of the connotations there." View the video here.
  • Decision America Tour 2016 with Franklin Graham [All 50 States Visited: Prayer Team Recruitment]

    10/07/2015 5:43:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies ^ | 10/7/15 | Franklin Graham
    “America is at a crossroads, and I believe we should take every opportunity to stand up for the things of God and His Word.” –Franklin Graham Franklin Graham is traveling to all 50 states in 2016 to hold prayer rallies, to preach the Gospel, and to challenge believers to take a stand and take action. He’ll be urging Christians to vote, to live out their faith in every part of their lives, and to pray for our nation just as Nehemiah cried out to God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore hope to His people.It Starts With Prayer....
  • Republicans Should Court Black Voters With Traditional Values

    10/07/2015 5:26:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Star Parker
    An ongoing point of contention in the Republican Party has been the extent to which clear identification with traditional Judeo-Christian values is a good idea. My sense is that, when we add to the equation the growing impact of non-white voters, standing strongly for these traditional values -- which would put Republicans in stark contrast to Democrats -- would be a win-win for Republicans. My organization, CURE, just convened a meeting in Washington, D.C., of 25 black pastors from around the country, each with an average congregation size of about 1,000, to discuss ideas and policy. These are black Americans...
  • Prison debate team victorious over Harvard champs

    10/07/2015 5:13:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    the week ^ | 10/7/15 | Catherine Garcia
    The debate team from New York's Eastern Correctional Facility has major bragging rights, after beating the national debate championship team from Harvard. In September, the inmates invited the Harvard team to the Napanoch prison for a friendly match. The Eastern Correctional Facility team was formed two years ago, and the men take debate classes taught by faculty at Bard College; about 15 percent of the inmates are enrolled in different courses through the Bard Prison Initiative. "Students in the prison are held to the exact same standards, levels of rigor, and expectation as students on Bard's main campus," Max Kenner,...
  • Pelosi vs. Pro-Life Press

    10/07/2015 5:00:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    In January, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked by a reporter if an unborn baby at 20 weeks is a human being. She shot back that when she was a new member of Congress, someone quipped, "Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the pope." She added, "Yeah. That would be true." That same smarter-than-the-pontiff feminist arrogance unfolded again on Oct. 1, a few days after Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards testified to Congress regarding that group's fetal body parts-for-profit scandal. Sam Dorman of our news outlet asked Pelosi a very simple and pertinent question....
  • Three Types of People

    10/07/2015 4:42:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Allen West
    This past Sunday night I decided to watch some war movies, first “The Thin Red Line” and after that it was “American Sniper.” One of my favorite lines in the movie “American Sniper” is the dinner scene when Daddy Kyle explains that there are three types of people – sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. The statement surrounded a young Chris Kyle coming to the rescue of his younger brother, who was being beaten up by a schoolyard bully. When I think about the three types of people, it relates exactly to the current geopolitical situation we are facing. It is a...
  • Perth electrical engineer’s discovery will change climate change debate

    10/07/2015 4:31:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | MIRANDA DEVINE
    A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month. A former climate modeller for the Government’s Australian Greenhouse Office, with six degrees in applied mathematics, Dr Evans has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science.He found that, while the underlying physics of the model is correct, it had been applied incorrectly.He fixed two errors and the new corrected model finds the climate’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide (CO2) is much lower than was thought.It...
  • Escaping Tyranny

    10/07/2015 4:22:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | John Stossel
    North Korea is called the "worst place on earth" for good reason. Thousands of people are tortured. Some North Koreans eat rodents to try to survive, and many starve anyway. In winter, they freeze. No one but the dictator has any true freedom, and no one is allowed to leave. One person who understands that is Yeonmi Park. Now she's 22. But for 16 years, she did amazing things "In Order to Live." That is the title of her new book. "We didn't have enough food. I had to see dead bodies in the streets," she says. Still, she and...
  • Guns Don’t Kill People, Liberalism Does

    10/07/2015 4:18:06 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 8 replies ^ | 10/6/15 | Trevor Thomas
    Mother Theresa warned us years ago, “We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, of killings, of wars, of hatred. If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?” As she accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, Mother Theresa declared that abortion “is the greatest destroyer of peace today. Because if a mother can kill her own child—what is left for me to kill you and you kill me—there is nothing between.” In other words, if as a culture we’ve become comfortable killing in the womb, we shouldn’t...
  • Matt Drudge Visits the Alex Jones Show: Full Interview

    10/07/2015 3:30:13 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 151006 | Matt Drudge
    In this bombshell interview Matt Drudge surprises the crew and Alex Jones breaking down the biggest stories with the incisive insight that only he can bring.
  • New tool can identify soldiers most likely to commit violent crimes, study shows

    10/07/2015 3:12:50 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    LA Times, via Stars & Stripes ^ | October 6, 2015 | Alan Zarembo
    In the science fiction thriller “Minority Report,” a police force known as PreCrime uses mutated human psychics to identify criminals before they act. The U.S. Army is working toward a similar goal — not by reading minds but by crunching data. Using the military records of all 975,057 soldiers who served during a six-year period, researchers have developed an algorithm they hope can help prevent severe, violent crimes by identifying those at greatest risk of becoming perpetrators. They would not be pre-arrested, but rather given counseling or other interventions aimed at heading off violence.
  • No Safe Harbor: EU Privacy Ruling Hits Apple, Google

    10/07/2015 1:00:25 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    News Investors ^ | October 6, 2015 | by Michelle Chandler
    A major European court victory for privacy advocates raises doubts about how U.S. tech giants Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)-owned Google and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) will be able to transfer and monetize data from millions of European users. The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that national regulators in the European Union can override the 15-year-old Safe Harbor agreement used by about 4,500 companies, saying that it violates the privacy rights of Europeans by exposing them to U.S. government surveillance. The decision is expected to ignite a rush by U.S. tech firms to preserve their ability to transfer personal information about European...
  • Secret plan to deport thousands of migrants

    10/06/2015 11:41:53 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 16 replies
    The Times ^ | 10/7/2015 | Bruno Waterfield
    Hundreds of thousands of failed asylum seekers will be deported from Europe within weeks under secret plans leaked to The Times. Brussels will threaten to withdraw aid, trade deals and visa arrangements if countries such as Niger and Eritrea refuse to take back their economic migrants. The proposals also envisage EU states detaining thousands of migrants to prevent them from absconding to avoid deportation. More than 400,000 people who entered the EU in the first half of this year are expected to have their asylum claims rejected, posing a humanitarian and political challenge for EU leaders.
  • Bill Clinton to Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Has a "Macho Appeal"

    10/06/2015 10:45:01 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 06, 2015 | Ryan Gajewski
    "He's a master brander, and he's the most interesting character out there," the former president said about Trump's campaign success. Bill Clinton appeared on Tuesday's Late Show, where he weighed in on Donald Trump's early polling success. During the episode of the CBS late-night program, host Stephen Colbert asked the former president why he thinks Trump is off to such a hot start. "Because he's a master brander, and he's the most interesting character out there," Clinton said. "And because he says something that overrides the ideological differences." Clinton explained that Trump will brush aside questions about his political past...
  • The Oregon Shooter Was Not a Conservative Republican

    10/06/2015 9:52:15 PM PDT · by 100American · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Oct 6, 2015 | Zo
    Please view the video at the link below The Brotha Gets It, Big Time!
  • New American century: Arabic is fastest growing language in USA

    10/06/2015 9:49:48 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Julia Hahn
    The Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) reveals that Arabic and Urdu – Pakistan’s national language– are the fastest-growing foreign languages spoken at home, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies. Between 2010 and 2014, there was a 29 percent increase in Arabic, a 23 percent increase in Urdu, and a 9 percent jump in Persian, which is spoken in Iran. Every year the United States voluntarily imports more than a quarter of a million– or 280,000– Muslim migrants (this figure includes permanently resettled immigrants, guest workers, refugees and foreign students). Arabic is now the...
  • Matt Drudge: Media propping up ‘old and sick’ Hillary

    10/06/2015 9:33:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 06, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Media kingpin Matt Drudge on Tuesday railed against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s health and her politics, saying he was worried the nation would end up “with Hillary’s brain in the Oval Office in a jar.” “She’s old and she’s sick,” the Drudge Report founder said in an interview with Alex Jones. Drudge slammed the media for propping up Clinton’s candidacy. “She’s not a contender. They’re making her a contender with these propped up Saturday Night Live things. It’s like a head on a stick,” he said, chiding NBC for “giving her endless hours of airtime.” Note: Complete 45 minute...
  • Finland Busts Key Refugee Myth: They Are Mostly Male and Not From Syria

    10/06/2015 9:33:26 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 20 replies
    sputniknews ^ | 06.10.2015
    Finland Busts Key Refugee Myth: They Are Mostly Male and Not From Syria The vast majority of refugees arriving in Finland are in fact male adults and not women or children, according to the country’s Ministry of the Interior. The head of Finland's Immigration Services asylum unit, Esko Repo, and communications chief Hanna Kautto told the Finnish news outlet Yle that out of the 19,632 refugees that have arrived in Finland this year, over 15 thousand are adult males. The number of female migrants totals 2,816 and there are also about 2,000 children travelling with adults as well as roughly...
  • Alabama Democrat SLAPS Reporter For Asking About Voter Fraud Allegations [VIDEO]

    10/06/2015 9:23:58 PM PDT · by W. · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3:08 PM 10/06/2015 | Chuck Ross
    A Democratic city councilman in Dothan, Alabama struck a local TV reporter twice in the face on Tuesday after being asked about allegations that he engaged in voter fraud. According to the Dothan Eagle, WTVY reporter Ken Curtis confronted District 2 commissioner Amos Newsome over the allegations after a city council meeting and asked him if he would consider resigning That’s when Newsome, 80, lashed out, striking Curtis in the face.
  • Oregon Shooting Truth Revealed

    10/06/2015 8:48:08 PM PDT · by 100American · 8 replies
    AMTV ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Christopher Greene
    Video at link below, pulls a lot of info together.. Picture is getting clearer.. God Bless...
  • Farrakhan: Trump, ISIS Are Signs God is Sending Plagues Down on America

    10/06/2015 7:22:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10/6/15 | Pam Key
    While promoting the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March this October 10 in Washington, D.C. in a interview with “The Rock Newman Show,” Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam said that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wanting to make America great again and the success of ISIS are both signs God is judging the Untied States and, “The battle is on and the plagues are coming down on America.”Farrakhan said, “God is present today. They need to be afraid. I’m talking to the CIA, the FBI, the IRS, the U.S. government. You need to be afraid today...
  • German-Americans - The silent minority

    10/06/2015 6:49:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Economist ^ | February 7, 2015
    America’s largest ethnic group has assimilated so well that people barely notice it.KOHLER, WISCONSIN - ON A snow-covered bluff overlooking the Sheboygan river stands the Waelderhaus, a faithful reproduction of an Austrian chalet. It was built by the Kohler family of Wisconsin in the 1920s as a tribute to the homeland of their father, John Michael Kohler, who had immigrated to America in 1854 at the age of ten. John Michael moved to Sheboygan, married the daughter of another German immigrant, who owned the local foundry, and took over his father-in-law’s business. He transformed it from a maker of ploughshares...
  • The Myth That White Supremacy is Bigger Threat to U.S. Than Jihadis

    10/06/2015 6:44:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/6/15 | Pamela Geller
    This patently false claim is part of the ongoing Big Lie campaign to try to downplay and minimize the jihad threat. It first surfaced in June, and in wake of he Oregon murders, the media elites are dragging it back out again. But it is no more coherent or reasonable than it was in the summer.The study is based on the number of those killed by each group since 9/11. It skews the results by leaving out 9/11: what possible justification can there be for leaving 9/11 out of what is supposed to be a calculation of the magnitude of...
  • Planned Parenthood Claims to Help Black Women, While Profiting Off the Murder of Black Babies

    10/06/2015 6:02:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Patheos ^ | 10/5/15 | Stacey Dash
    Last week Planned Parenthood held a press conference to remind the world just how much they care about African Americans.  They claim to provide “vital reproductive and sexual health care services” for black women.But as I have written about before, their “vital” work actually means they are aborting a disproportionate number of black babies and profiting from charging their mothers for the abortion and then selling their body parts.Life News breaks down the real statistics behind Planned Parenthood’s claims: However, their “vital” work is much more than providing birth control and manual breast exams, which is what the mainstream media would like...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Colorful About You Quiz - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    10/06/2015 6:00:11 PM PDT · by LUV W · 119 replies
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  • Fighting Back Against the Truest Enemies of Liberty(Vanity)

    10/06/2015 5:59:56 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 4 replies
    American Faith Today | October 6,2015 | American Faith Today
    You know, I heard on the incredible radio program of Bob Burney today, which I don't listen to nearly enough, what took place last night in Oklahoma. In the dead of the night, they cowardly removed a Ten Commandments monument from the state capitol grounds. When you do this at 10:30 at night, yes those are the actions of cowards. I'm reading these days in Deuteronomy, as some of you who listen to my modest Blog Talk show may be aware. What does God instruct in Deuteronomy Chapter 27, the first 8 verses? He instructs His people to keep His...
  • Federally employed same sex couples lose health insurance for kids unless they marry

    10/06/2015 5:42:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    File this one under unintended consequences. Since the Supreme Court’s national mandate on gay marriage there has been plenty of partying going on in the rainbow coalition, but the good times may be coming to an end for some couples. Federal employees in same sex domestic partnerships (read: what we used to call “living together in sin” for traditional couples) will no longer be able to get health insurance for their partner’s children unless they “put a ring on it.” (Washington Post) The Obama administration reversed a policy Monday that had allowed unmarried federal employees and retirees in same-sex...
  • Fed official: Strong economy nears full employment and higher interest rates

    10/06/2015 5:10:53 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 44 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/06/2015 | George Avalos
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. economy is nearing full employment, setting the stage to ease some of the stimulus from low interest rates that's been the foundation of the nation's monetary policy, a key member of the Federal Reserve told a gathering in San Francisco on Tuesday. "Looking forward, I expect we will reach our maximum employment mandate in the near future and inflation will gradually move back to our 2 percent goal," John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, said to the Urban Land Institute conference. That could potentially point to a change in the...
  • Schools Spend Tens of Thousands on Consultants to Make Recess ‘More Inclusive’

    10/06/2015 4:55:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/6/15 | Katherine Timpf
    Two elementary schools in the Edina Public Schools district in Minnesota have spent $30,000 to hire “recess consultants” in order to make kids’ playtime “more inclusive.” The two schools, Concord and Normandale Elementary, are receiving guidance from a firm called “Playworks” on how to avoid recess-time tragedies like a kid getting his feelings hurt, according to an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. One of the aims of the firm is to banish potentially traumatizing phrases such as “Hey, you’re out” and instead use “good job” or “nice try.” After all, ceaseless affirmation of their perfection is all that snowflakes...
  • Toys ‘R’ Us Forces U.S. College Grads To Train Their H-1B Foreign Replacements

    10/06/2015 4:31:02 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Toys “R” Us is the latest in a string of U.S. companies that has been caught forcing their American employees to train foreign college-grads to take the Americans’ jobs, via a process known as “knowledge transfer.” An expose by the New York Times revealed in detail how the renowned children’s toy-chain brought in eight workers from the global outsourcing company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The Indians shadowed employees, mainly in accounting, and produced intricate manuals for TCS workers in India to take over these jobs. By late June, the jobs had been transferred overseas and 67 employees had been laid...
  • Ben Carson: ‘It Takes a Lot More Faith to Believe in Evolution’ Than ‘To Believe in God’

    10/06/2015 4:23:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/5/15 | Michael Chapman
    Dr. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon, a member of the distinguished National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, and the author of six best selling books, said that it takes faith to believe in God and to believe in evolution because both are “religion,” and he stressed that it requires “a lot more faith to believe in evolution.”“I think it’s quite evident from what you’ve seen tonight, it takes faith to believe in God, it takes faith to believe in evolution,” said Dr. Carson during a speech at the Celebration of Creation conference, as reported by the Adventist News Network.“I...
  • The Hard Untruths of Ta-Nehisi Coates

    10/06/2015 4:02:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Commentary ^ | SEPT. 24, 2015 | KYLE SMITH
    The Hard Untruths of Ta-Nehisi Coates A bestselling polemic riven with hatred thrills the liberal elite KYLE SMITH / SEPT. 24, 2015 Suppose you were a white person with a deep-seated dislike for black people, and you were intent on training your son to feel the same way. Suppose that, day after day, week after week, you instructed him to study the details of every instance of black-on-white crime. Say you advised your son to extrapolate from these incidents the notion that black people are generally dangerous, and that your zeal to present him with disturbing anecdotes along these lines...
  • Petition demanding Maze Runner cast apologize to Native American

    10/06/2015 2:54:02 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/6/15
    More than 35,000 people have signed a petition calling for the cast of Maze Runner to apologize to the Native American people for stealing Pueblo artifacts while filming in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It comes after one of the sequel's stars, Dylan O'Brien of Teen Wolf fame, jokingly admitted to pinching rocks and skulls from the Diamond Trail despite being warned not to. His throw-away comment has sparked online outrage - and 20th Century Fox producers are 'very upset and very embarrassed' by the situation, Daily Mail Online has learned. Now, the production team has launched an internal investigation to find...
  • With Mrs. Clinton Bombing Out and Bernie Connecting with the Looney Tunes on the Left --

    10/06/2015 1:58:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, Joe Biden. Now, this has been an interesting case study. There has been fear and concern over the weaknesses of Hillary Clinton. Her polling numbers have been in the tank for most of the campaign. She does not excite anybody. She doesn't draw any crowds. She doesn't sell any books. She has no connection with Democrat voters at all on a personal basis. She has really no audience, if you want to look at it in that way. She's considered a de facto fait accompli front-runner, much like she was in 2008. It's her turn; it's her time....
  • Ben Carson just had an epic interview on 'The View' about Nazis, evolution, and hurricanes

    10/06/2015 1:54:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson went toe-to-toe with the hosts of "The View" on Tuesday. It wasn't a standard presidential-candidate interview. Whoopi Goldberg's first two questions to the soft-spoken Republican were: No. 1, whether he ever yelled; and No. 2, about his claim that "Nazi Germany could happen here." "That's not what I said," Carson protested. "What I said was that most people in Nazi Germany did not believe in what Hitler was doing. But did they speak up? No," "They kept their mouths shut. And when you do that, you are compromising your freedom and the freedom of people who...

    10/06/2015 1:45:58 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies ^ | 10-6-2015 | BRANDON DARBY
    Border Patrol agents and others operating under the umbrella of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) must now consider not only the sex of the criminal they are detaining, but the “gender identity” of the individual and how they feel and identify. The terms “illegal alien” or even “illegal immigrant” do not appear at all in a new 31-page instruction document. The new rules were published by CBP and according to the agency, “includes language on gender identity, which was not previously included in the individual component policies. Specifically, whenever feasible, officers and agents who conduct a search or are present...
  • Hundreds Of Mentally Ill Deportees May Seek Return To U.S.

    10/06/2015 1:44:39 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 7 replies
    KPBS ^ | October 2, 2015 | Jean Guerrero
    Hundreds of deported migrants with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder may qualify to return to the U.S. It’s the result of a settlement finalized in U.S. District Court last week between the American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Those migrants can apply to have their immigration cases reopened if they represented themselves during their removal proceedings and were detained in the states of California, Arizona or Washington after Nov. 21, 2011.