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  • Mother mourns death of 14-year-old son in drive-by shooting [UNARMED BLACK teen.]

    12/29/2014 6:16:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 12/27/14 | KATIE LEPRI AND BRENDA MEDINA
    Modesta Centeno had long warned her 14-year-old son about visiting friends in a nearby Miami neighborhood she considered violent and dangerous. The single mom’s worst fears were realized on Friday night when she learned her oldest child, Gabriel Figueroa, had been shot and killed in a brazen drive-by shooting in Liberty City.
  • 2014: The Year The Liberal Lies Died

    12/29/2014 5:28:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Every single thing liberals say is a lie. No exceptions. We conservatives always knew it, but 2014 was the year when the rest of America began to understand. And 2014 was the year that Americans had to choose sides – would they stand with the liberal liars or with us conservatives? Last November, they chose us conservatives, and maybe the truth will be enough to stop Hillary Clinton and save our country in 2016. The truth is poison to liberalism, so no wonder liberals hate the idea of a free press – after all, they are the ones who argued...
  • LAPD declares tactical alert citywide after 2 suspects fire at patrol car

    12/29/2014 5:18:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 29, 2014 | ABC7.com staff
    NEWS LAPD declares tactical alert citywide after 2 suspects fire at patrol car By ABC7.com staff Updated 42 mins ago LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department has declared a citywide tactical alert after two suspects fired at a patrol car with a rifle Sunday night. The incident occurred at 62nd and Hoover streets at about 9:20 p.m. Police say every available officer has been sent to the area. One suspect is in custody. A wide perimeter is set up from Gage Avenue to 61st Street and between Hoover Street and Vermont Avenue as officers search for the...
  • Alfred Charles Sharpton, an American Excess Story

    12/29/2014 4:46:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 29, 2014 | D.W. Wilber
    When a history of the American Presidency for the last fifty years is compiled, listed among the most curious aspects of those five decades of presidential administrations will be the inclusion of Alfred Charles Sharpton as a ‘trusted presidential advisor’ to the Obama Administration. Countless photographs from presidential and news media archives will show Alfred virtually glowing in his self-importance, seated at the side of the president. Alfred Charles Sharpton, born in New York City on October 3rd, in 1954 has shown that in America anything is possible. A person with no talent or abilities, of questionable character and certainly...
  • What Made This Fox News Star Leave The Career She Loved?

    12/29/2014 4:03:06 AM PST · by dennisw · 19 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 12/28/2014 | Ginni Thomas
    Fox News Channel’s Molly Henneberg’s toddler is one lucky little girl. Why? Because after 13 happy years with Fox, on October 11, 2014, the talented Henneberg did something no one really does in this high profile journalistic environment. She quit one of the best reporting gigs to give more of her life, heart and time to her daughter. Henneberg is a prominent example of the consequential challenges working parents face. Feeling those natural tugs of dual responsibilities between her fulfilling work and the needs of her child, she chose, with a supportive husband, to “leave something she loves, for something...
  • MD's first female Episcopal bishop exposed as hit-and-run driver [killed cyclist]

    12/29/2014 2:18:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2014 | By Josh Gardner
    Maryland's newly ordained first female Episcopal bishop fatally crashed into and killed a bicyclist before fleeing just two days after the Christmas holiday. Police on Saturday said a 58-year-old female motorist drove away from a scene of mangled metal beside a fatally injured man taking his final breaths--41-year-old father and custom bike maker Tom Palermo. A letter from the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland revealed Sunday that it was their No. 2 leader, Bishop Heather Cook, who disappeared from the fatal crash before finally returning to take responsibility. Meanwhile, photos from the scene can attest there was no way Cook could...
  • Obama Ignores Black Economic Woes To Focus On Racism

    12/28/2014 11:12:44 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 29, 2014 | Neil Munro
    "............................Then [Obama] claimed his government-centered policies have boosted education and opportunity among African-Americans. “The education reforms that we’ve initiated are showing measurable results… We are seeing record numbers of young people attending college,” he said. But in Obama’s high-unemployment economy, even blacks with college degrees are doing worse than their pre-depression peers. “Among recent graduates ages 22 to 27, the jobless rate for [graduate] blacks last year was 12.4 percent versus 4.9 percent for whites,” said a New York Times article, which was published quietly on Christmas Day. “This 7.5 percentage point difference was far greater than before the recession…...
  • Egypt: Exodus Film Presents a 'Racist' Image of Jews

    12/28/2014 11:03:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/14 | Ben Ariel
    Egypt’s Culture Ministry on Sunday explained for the first time why it banned Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods & Kings", claiming the movie presents a "racist" image of Jews, reports The Associated Press (AP). The ban was announced several days ago, but Sunday’s statement from the Culture Ministry marks the first time that the reason for the ban was officially explained. According to AP, the statement said the film put forth a reading of Egypt's history that is at odds with the story of Moses told by the world's monotheistic religions. Censors objected to the "intentional gross historical fallacies...
  • Bill Cosby 'is paying private investigators six-figure fees to dig up dirt on rape accusers'

    12/28/2014 8:43:54 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 December 2014 | By Ashley Collman for MailOnline
    Bill Cosby has refused to address the scores of rape allegations that have been hurled at him in recent months, but that doesn't mean he isn't working to clear his name. The comedian is allegedly paying private investigators six-figure fees to dig up dirt on the more than two dozen women who have come forward to accuse him of rape, according to a report in the New York Post. A source told the paper that Cosby has hired a Glendale, California, firm to discredit his many alleged victims' stories.
  • Madrid’s White Politicians ‘Must Stop Blacking Up’ For Three Kings Parade

    12/28/2014 8:02:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 28, 2014 | James Badcock
    Madrid’s White Politicians ‘Must Stop Blacking Up’ For Three Kings Parade Online petition of 62,000 signatories demands black man play role of Balthazar in city’s traditional 12th night cavalcade The Three Kings - Melchior, Balthazar and Caspar – in Madrid’s traditional 12th night procession. James Badcock 28 December 2014 Tired of seeing white politicians “black up” for a children’s post-Christmas street parade, almost 62,000 people have signed an online petition demanding that Madrid council choose a black man to play the role of Balthazar in the city’s Three Kings cavalcade next week. Arguing that “it is senseless and unnecessary in...
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture: The Final Stage Of Collapse Of Empire

    12/28/2014 7:45:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge via Armstrong Economics, ^ | 12/28/2014 | Martin Armstrong
    Only the Rich Can Afford to Keep Their Homes Philadelphia prosecutors agreed last Thursday to halt efforts to seize the homes of two of the lead plaintiffs in a widely publicized federal suit challenging the city’s use of civil forfeiture laws in drug cases.Philadelphia drops a Civil Asset Forfeiture case to prevent any court from ruling just seizing people’s property is unconstitutional. Phily.COM has reported the case of Christos Sourovelis and Doila Welch,who were both caught up in having their homes seized to pay police pensions when the police arrested a relative they claimed was dealing drugs on their properties....
  • China Bans Christmas And This Happens To Google Traffic

    12/28/2014 7:42:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/28/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Very quietly and under the radar, authorities in China have cracked down on Christmas celebrations in China, deeming them "Western spiritual pollution." As CNMNews reports, for several years, a virtual rush to convert to Christianity has been underway in China, both in its Protestant and Catholic versions. The Department of Education this year issued a directive to limit Christianity’s appeal to young people, banning Christmas events and celebrations in schools and kindergartens, deemed “kitsch” and “un-Chinese”. The crackdown has also been spreading to universities and colleges nationwide. The result is nowhere more evident than in Google's traffic in China...  As...
  • McCaughey: Hillary's Healthcare Rx May Be Worse Than Obamacare

    12/28/2014 6:57:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Newsmax
    The Affordable Care Act may become even more of a nightmare with Hillary Clinton in the White House, says Betsy McCaughey, chairwoman of the Committee to Reduce Infectious Deaths and former lieutenant-governor of New York. "Hillary could make it worse," McCaughey said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV, referencing Clinton's attempt to launch a heathcare plan when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president. "Hillarycare back in November 1993, all 1,362 pages of it . . . was far more coercive than Obamacare." For example, said McCaughey, a medical doctor, Clinton's plan was far more rigid than President...
  • 'The Interview': Man Demands Refund After Buying $650 in Tickets

    12/28/2014 6:35:49 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 28, 2014 | Ryan Gajewski
    Kim Jong Un apparently isn't the only person who's not a big fan of The Interview at the moment.  Ohio resident Jason Best has demanded a refund from a movie theater after spending $650 on tickets for the controversial Seth Rogen film.According to WCPO, Best purchased 50 tickets for the film's screenings at Esquire Theatre in Clifton, Ohio. He hoped to resell the tickets online and take advantage of the fact that it was the only area theater showing the film, following Sony having pulled a wide release in response to threats from hackers. 
  • Kwanzaa's roots stretch from York [PA] to Africa

    12/28/2014 6:14:26 PM PST · by lightman · 63 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 28 December AD 2014 | Rebecca Hanlon
    Kwanzaa's roots stretch from York to Africa Kwanzaa's roots from York to Africa By Rebecca Hanlon For the Daily Record/Sunday News Updated: 12/28/2014 04:02:22 PM EST Maulana Ron Karenga, a 1958 William Penn Senior High School graduate, created Kwanzaa in 1966 as a way for those of African descent to explore their culture and bring good into the world. As an Afrocentric scholar, Karenga has said he hoped Kwanzaa would give people a deeper African-American consciousness and a sense of community within ancient African culture. The holiday kicked off Friday and will run through Jan. 1, with different celebrations and...
  • Tea Partiers Are Right: Jeb Is a RINO

    12/28/2014 6:10:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 52 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | December 18, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    o Jeb Bush might be running for president. The rest of the world must be howling with laughter. Apparently, the American political establishment isn't just afraid of new ideas, it's afraid of new people. It wants things so much the same, it's seeking blood guarantees, like the old Euro aristocracies that sealed military alliances with marriages. It's pathetic, and if Bush-Clinton turns out to be the general election menu, it's going to make kleptocratic paradises like the Soviet Union or the PRC look like vibrant democracies in comparison. And man, could anything be less exciting, less of an inspiration to...
  • Seed Libraries Struggle With State Laws Limiting Exchanges

    12/28/2014 5:55:01 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    Minnesota Local ^ | December 28, 2014 | Not listed
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gardeners at hundreds of spots around the country are sharing seeds as part of an increasing interest in locally grown food, but some agriculture officials say the well-meaning effort violates state laws.</p> <p>In spots like Duluth, Minnesota, the conflict has surprised gardeners and library officials who never thought to examine the intricacies of state seed laws.</p>
  • NY Cop Killer May Have Been Responding to ISIS Fatwa, More Attacks Expected

    12/28/2014 5:54:57 PM PST · by Old Sarge · 32 replies
    Threat Journal ^ | 27 DEC 2014 | Threatjournal.com
    Despite efforts by the mainstream media to paint the gunman as a disturbed individual deeply troubled by racial tensions and perceived heavy handedness of police towards the black population, investigations by independent media outlets also show cop killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley to be a Muslim, an Arabic speaker, and by his own words sympathetic to jihad. Much can be gleaned from his social media accounts (see this, this and this.) Brinsley was also known to visit the notorious Al-Farooq Mosque in Brooklyn, which itself has a 20+ year history of support for terrorism. This specific mosque played host to al...
  • Holder and Obama are making race relations worse, inflaming hatred

    12/28/2014 5:37:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/28/2014 | By John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky
    Attorney General Eric Holder insisted to MSNBC earlier this month that “we are in a better place than we were before” in race relations since Barack Obama was elected president. The president doubled down in an interview with NPR last week. Asked if race relations were worse since he took office, he said, “No, I actually think that it’s probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided.” But that’s not what the American people see. A Pew Research Center poll found that only 40% of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling race relations. Black approval is down to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: The Christmas Truce 1914 ~ December 29, 2014

    12/28/2014 5:06:14 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 91 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do! For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Christmas Truce Info from here.             You are standing up to your knees in the slime of a waterlogged trench.  It is the evening of 24 December 1914 and you are on the dreaded Western Front. Stooped over, you wade across to the firing step and take over...
  • Men force 16-year-old Girl into Week of Sex, Prostitution, Police Say

    12/28/2014 5:00:31 PM PST · by Old Sarge · 60 replies
    Local10News (Miami-Dade) ^ | 15 DEC 2014 | Peter Burke
    MIAMI - Seven men are accused of forcing a teenager into a week of sex and prostitution, sometimes with more than one man at a time, police said. The suspects, ranging in age from 18 to 43, are accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl into a week of drug-fueled prostitution. They were identified as Cornelius Edwards, Mark Evans, Jerome Grace, Greg Hill, Derrick Powell, Derrick Powell Jr. and Branden Sands. According to police reports, the girl's school reported her missing Dec. 4 after she had gotten into a black Ford Taurus with three other people. The girl was taken to...
  • Ferguson officer placed on unpaid leave after calling Michael Brown memorial 'a pile of trash'

    12/28/2014 4:56:36 PM PST · by South40 · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 27 DEC 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    Timothy Zoll, a spokesman for the department, initially denied making incendiary comments The spokesman for the Ferguson, Mo., police department has been placed on unpaid leave after calling the makeshift memorial to slain black teenager Michael Brown a "pile of trash in the middle of the street" after it was destroyed. Timothy Zoll, the Ferguson police public information officer, told the Washington Post that he wasn't sure the destruction of the memorial on Christmas night amounted to a crime. "I don't know that a crime has occurred," Zoll said, according to the paper. "But a pile of trash in...
  • (NYPD Commissioner) Bratton: Police turning their backs on Mayor de Blasio was ‘very inappropriate.’

    12/28/2014 4:23:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 28, 2014, | Stephen Rex Brown
    NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said Sunday it was “very inappropriate” for police offers to turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio as he delivered a eulogy for a fallen hero cop. “I certainly don’t support that action yesterday. I think it was very inappropriate at that event,” Bratton said on “Face The Nation” Sunday. “That funeral was held to honor Officer (Rafael) Ramos and to bring politics, to bring issues into that event was very inappropriate and I do not support it.”
  • In Danger of Closing, Channel 10 Goes Dark Overnight

    12/28/2014 3:28:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/14 | Elad Benari
    Channel 10 went dark on Sunday night at about 10:30 p.m. Israel time, at the instruction of the channel’s employees union. Instead of regular programming, the channel displayed a picture of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, alongside the words, "In three days, Channel 10 will close. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who serves as Minister of Communications, refuses to find a solution. Due to this the employees union has decided to cease Channel 10’s broadcast for the night. We will resume broadcasting at 6:00 a.m." The channel has been facing financial difficulties for several years. In December of 2012, the Knesset held...
  • Argentina's fury at plans for statue of Margaret Thatcher on Falkland Islands...

    12/28/2014 2:56:43 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 29th December 2014 | Caroline Graham
    The planned unveiling of a statue of Margaret Thatcher on the Falkland Islands has sparked a furious new row between Britain and Argentina. The bronze sculpture of the Prime Minister whose forces freed the islanders after the 1982 invasion will be unveiled in the capital Stanley next month. But Argentina's ambassador to London, Alicia Castro, has condemned the statue 'in our Malvinas Islands' as a provocative move, saying: 'What the UK is doing is celebrating war.' Her anger was echoed by veterans' leader Mario Volpe in Buenos Aires. He said: 'The statue is not a symbol of democracy. It's her...
  • Fox News Chief Correspondent: Thankful to be naturalized American citizen

    12/28/2014 2:50:21 PM PST · by workerbee · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/19/14 | Jonathan Hunt
    Editor's note: Fox News Chief Correspondent Jonathan Hunt became a naturalized U.S. citizen on November 21, 2014. It was October 1995, and I'd been in the U.S. for little more than a month. I sat back in my seat on a flight from Los Angeles to Washington (which was my new home), and thought about what I'd just witnessed: my first major assignment as U.S. correspondent for Sky News was to cover the end of O.J. Simpson's murder trial. And this country I now found myself exploring, dissecting and trying to understand and interpret for my British audience appeared to...
  • Officer Rafael Ramos Has Been Put To Rest, Thousands Gather To Pay Respects

    12/28/2014 2:47:33 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    The funeral for New York Police Officer Rafael Ramos was held yesterday. Thousands attended the funeral, including police officers from other states–even Canada. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Vice President Joe Biden, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio were also in attendance. Following weeks of demonstrations in the aftermath of the Staten Island Grand Jury’s decision not to file charges against officers in the Eric Garner case, Gov. Cuomo praised police in his remarks: “I frankly was amazed at the discipline and professionalism that the NYPD demonstrated. The NYPD protected the right of freedom of speech even though they themselves were the target...
  • Lack of black prosecutors poses criminal justice problem

    12/28/2014 2:41:02 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 27, 2014 | Joe Garofoli
    When grand juries decide not to indict suspects, they rely on information presented by prosecutors. Following controversial grand jury decisions against indicting police officers responsible for the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York — and the weeks of protests against police violence — some civil rights leaders are pointing out the need for more black prosecutors.
  • Justice Department Grants Linked to Cop-killing Rap Video

    12/28/2014 2:06:11 PM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | Dec 26, 2014 | Alex Newman
    ...the DOJ was funding a “community” organization linked to a controversial rap music video glorifying the murder of New York City police officers. The group in question, Bronx Defenders, has received at least $1.5 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars from the Department of Justice, and played a prominent role in the pro-cop-killing music video.
  • Cowboys Dominate Redskins 44-17 In Regular Season Finale

    12/28/2014 2:01:10 PM PST · by central_va · 44 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | 12/28/14 | cbs dallas tx
    DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant broke franchise records Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys prepped for the playoffs with a 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins.
  • Angelina Jolie’s daughter is “gender assigned” at 8 years old

    12/28/2014 12:18:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 212 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/28/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Hollywood recently unveiled yet another of many feature films for the holiday season, this one the ambitious World War II era character study, Unbroken. It was directed by Angelina Jolie, and while I haven’t seen it yet, the topic looks fascinating. When it came time for the red carpet activities, though, Jolie’s family had to step in for her and do a quick turn for the cameras. Here’s one photo from the event, featuring husband Brad Pitt and several of their children.That’s a handsome group of fellows, isn’t it? But if you look a bit closer there’s a bit of...
  • Time to rethink California laws on police transparency

    12/28/2014 12:09:36 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/26/2014 | Thomas Peele
    The old phrase "the truth will set you free" comes from the Bible, a book I have no relationship with because I'm an atheist. But let's interpret it not in the context of religious dogma but rather one of larger meaning about America.
  • Climate change funding heads county legislative priorities

    12/28/2014 11:58:47 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | December 27, 2014 | Nels Johnson
    Climate change, flood protection and funding for projects including extending the SMART train to Larkspur are among issues that top the county's legislative program for 2015. The program, endorsed by Marin County supervisors in a meeting this month, covers a range of issues while focusing on "high level priority areas" including "efforts to plan for and fund sea level rise vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategies."
  • Army Thanks Soldier For Confronting Offensive Behavior Online

    12/28/2014 11:35:20 AM PST · by hcmama · 69 replies
    Military Times ^ | Claudette Roulo
    First Sgt. Katrina Moerk, now the first sergeant of Charlie Company, 741st Military Intelligence Battalion, was browsing a social media network's community page earlier this year, when she came upon a video that she found offensive and sexist. When she commented as much, several respondents attacked her with insults. Some of these respondents were wearing uniforms in their profile photos, the first sergeant said, so she wrote to them directly. "I looked them up, introduced myself and explained to them why they were stupid. And I [copied] the director of the Army SHARP program to help their units improve their...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/28/2014 11:07:47 AM PST · by Faith · 11 replies
    December 28, 2014 | Faith
    The Lord liveth; and blessed be my Rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. Psalm 18:46
  • Clarice Feldman: For the Media, the Climate of Hate is Always on the Right

    12/28/2014 10:27:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 28, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    I must say that for some decades now, the media have proven to be terrible weather forecasters, always finding the climate of hate on the right, and never seeing it on the left of the political map. My friend (who picked his moniker "Danube of Thought" from the late Romanian despot Nicolae Ceausescu) documents some of the coverage of the assassination of President Kennedy -- murdered by a Communist gunman: "Hatred and fanaticism, the flabby spirit of complacency that has permitted the preachers of fanatical hatred to appear respectable, and the self-righteousness that labels all who disagree with us as...
  • Montana's New Gov. Website Offers Obamacare, Food Stamps, TANF in One Stop

    12/28/2014 10:11:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Welcome to Montana's new one-stop wonder. The website where residents can apply for Obamacare, food stamps, and housing assistance in one convenient location. The Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services' recently launched website streamlines the application process for various government assistance programs. The new system allows individuals to enter their information just once to apply for these three programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Formerly Food StampsTemporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - Cash assistanceHealth Coverage Assistance - Medicaid, Healthy Montana Kids, health insurance assistance and tax credits through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace The website encourages applicants to learn more about...
  • UKRAINE Dombas: "We will poison vodka!" — Hunger Rebellion in Donbas

    «We will poison vodka!» — Hunger Rebellion in Donbas Without Politics and Censorship "We will poison vodka. We will make you fear to make a gulp of water» — this was an ultimatum, set by women residents of Chervonopartizansk to separatist militants stationed in their city. Right after that Denis Ponizovnyi, military governor of the city, announced that representatives of Sverdlovsk separatist militia refuse to obey his orders… Both events are connected. Woman needs to take care of her children, man needs to take care of his family. But how can they do this when Russia sends trucks loaded with...
  • Red Light Cameras, Government Greed, and the Libertarian Quandary

    12/28/2014 9:36:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Like the good people of Arizona, I despise speed cameras. But not because I want reckless driving. Instead, my disdain is based on the fact that governments set up cameras where speed limits are preposterously low in order to generate revenue. And I speak from personal experience.Like the good people of Houston, I also despise red-light cameras.But once again, this isn’t because I want jerks racing through red lights and endangering innocent people. Instead, my opposition is based on the fact that greedy governments – operating recklessly – use such cameras as tools to fleece drivers.Holman Jenkins has a column...
  • Critical decisions after 9/11 led to slow, steady decline in quality for Secret Service

    12/28/2014 8:32:39 AM PST · by upchuck · 26 replies
    WaPo ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The Secret Service began struggling to carry out its most basic duties after Congress and the George W. Bush administration expanded the elite law enforcement agency’s mission in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. According to government documents and interviews with dozens of current and former officials, the recent string of security lapses at the White House resulted from a combination of tight budgets, bureaucratic battles and rapidly growing demands on the agency that have persisted through the Bush and Obama administrations in the 13 years since the attacks. At the same time, the Secret Service was...
  • Bill Cosby reportely hires private investigators to dig up dirt on accusers

    12/28/2014 8:13:26 AM PST · by SteveH · 103 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/28/2014
    Bill Cosby has hired a battalion of private investigators to dig up dirt on his many accusers, The New York Post has learned. The comedian, fighting an onslaught of accusations that he sexually assaulted more than two dozen women over many years, is paying six-figure fees to private investigators for information that might discredit his alleged victims. Multiple sources confirmed that Cosby, through his Hollywood attorney Martin Singer, is implementing a scorched-earth strategy in which anything negative in his accusers’ pasts is fair game. At least one Glendale, Calif.-based firm with a half-dozen former LAPD detectives on staff is muckraking...
  • Howard University football player killed in Texas during robbery attempt

    12/28/2014 8:01:02 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 139 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | Nicole Hensley
    Terrence Tusan, 22, was found dead outside a Denton, Tex., apartment Sunday after allegedly breaking into a home while on his holiday break from Howard University. The senior played three seasons with the Howard Bisons.
  • Cops assassinated: the result of allowing an evil lie to grow

    12/28/2014 7:17:28 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/28/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    It has been extremely troubling, watching the left's narrative/lie – that blacks are routinely murdered by cops – allowed to grow and gain momentum. Not only has this deplorable, divisive narrative/lie gone unchallenged, but it has been insidiously nurtured by the mainstream media, Al Sharpton, the DOJ's Eric Holder, and President Obama.
  • In LA, CBS Station Pretends There Was a Real Kwanzaa Parade Yesterday

    12/28/2014 7:04:22 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/27/2014 | Tom Blumer
    What follows is an object lesson in why year-end best, worst and other lists shouldn't be published until the year actually ends. A Kwanzaa "parade" was held in Los Angeles yesterday. In reporting on the event, CBS Los Angeles published a work of fiction which absolutely belongs on any 2014 list of most embarrassing moments in journalism (HT Twitchy; bolds are mine):
  • Allah in our schools ( Common Core )

    12/28/2014 6:32:11 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 28, 2014 | Carol Brown
    Jihad, in its many guises and forms, is being waged across America. No aspect of our society has been untouched by this relentless attack. Including our schools. Our education system has been infiltrated by the enemy, as the next generation of Americans is brainwashed with white-washed Islam. The assault is coming from all directions and it never sleeps. Muslim Brotherhood front groups have been, and continue to be, integrally involved in the development of Common Core curriculum. They make sure a false picture of Islam is integrated into lessons, from K – 12. Our children are exposed to all manner...
  • Russia Debt One Grade Above Junk With Downgrades Coming, How Likely is Default?

    12/28/2014 6:24:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    All three rating agencies are expected to downgrade Russia's debt to junk soon and bailouts to Russian banks are on the rise, but how likely is default? The Financial Times reports ... Russia trebled the size of its bailout of troubled lender Trust Bank to Rbs99bn ($1.9bn) on Friday, laying bare the growing financial fallout from its currency crisis and the slump in the price of oil, its main export. The rapidly rising cost makes the rescue of Trust bank, which foundered as the rouble collapsed early last week, the second-largest seen in Russia. It has now consumed a tenth...
  • Rookie Ariz. police officer killed in shootout

    12/28/2014 6:14:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 28, 2013
    <p>A 24-year-old Arizona police officer and a suspect were both killed after a shootout Saturday afternoon, police said.</p> <p>Officer Tyler Stewart, 24, died at Flagstaff Medical Center after he was shot by a suspect in a domestic-violence case, the Flagstaff Police Department confirmed late Saturday in a statement.</p>
  • The Social Security Collection Agency

    12/28/2014 6:01:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    To those nattering nabobs of negativity who don’t trust government to do the right thing, or even to stop doing the wrong thing once discovered, I just want to say: “You’re right.” Again. Last April, a Washington Post exposé about a bizarrely tyrannical debt collection program caused the Social Security Administration (SAA) to publicly promise it would cease and desist from said program. The Social Security bureaucracy had been snatching the income tax refund checks of grown children whose parents, many decades ago, had allegedly been sent excess money intended for the care and feeding of these then-youngsters by this...
  • The Deadbeat Candidate

    12/28/2014 5:46:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Carly Fiorina is gearing up to run for president. National Journal reports she already has begun hiring staff. Fiorina has run for office only once, as the Republican challenger to Sen. Barbara Boxer of California in 2010 -- and she lost. Still, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO won prime attention by running and losing. She's on "Meet the Press" all the time. She's still rich and still good-looking. (In 2010, Fiorina and husband Frank claimed a combined net worth of $30 million to $120 million.) Insiders think she's probably running for vice president; if Hillary Clinton is the Dems' nominee, the...
  • Jesse Jackson rallies for justice for Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee

    12/28/2014 5:39:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    WSAU.com ^ | December 28, 2014
    Jesse Jackson rallies for justice for Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee Sunday, December 28, 2014 7:06 a.m. CST MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WSAU-Wheeler News) -- The Reverend Jesse Jackson says he will continue drawing attention to the case of a Milwaukee man who was killed by a police officer last April. Jackson was speaking before a crowd of about 200 people during a rally at his Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters in Chicago Saturday. Relatives and supporters of Dontre Hamilton were in attendance.