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  • See No Terror, Hear No Terror, Speak No Terror (Obama on Cuba)

    05/30/2015 11:35:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Today President Obama further opened the financial floodgates from the U.S. to the world’s most notorious deadbeat nation—who is also a “State Sponsor of Terrorism.” Quotation marks are now required around the term “State-Sponsor of Terrorism” when referring to Cuba because just this morning, as the 45 day notification period to Congress expired, President Obama officially removed Cuba from the State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, where President Reagan had placed it in 1982. “Laughing all the way to the bank,” hardly does justice to what the multi-billionaire Castro family must be doing this week. The $7 billion...
  • Report: NYC Cops Arrested Men for Manspreading on the Subway

    05/30/2015 11:21:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Smash the patriarchy! New York police allegedly arrested two men for manspreading (sitting with their legs far apart) on the subway, according to a report entitled Thats How They Get You released by the Police Reform Organizing Project. On a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklyns criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of man spreading on the subway, presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders, the report states.
  • The Boy Scouts Continue To Devolve Into A Garden Club

    05/30/2015 10:01:41 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rich Cromwell
    [Snip]... To be honest, the BSA hasnt been doing well for a while. Membership has been steadily declining for decades, and recent decisions to go full Episcopalianand you never go full Episcopalianhavent helped. But with this decision, and the resulting onslaught of righteous indignation, we see just how far a once-proud paramilitary organization has fallen. Why the change? The cynic in me, the one who remembers how long it took to evacuate us when we were sleeping in the woods without shelter and the skies opened up in biblical fashion that one weekend, thinks the BSA is now run by...
  • Obama Administration's New EPA Rules Expand Control Over All Waterways

    05/30/2015 9:02:39 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 May 2015 | Warren Mass
    In a White House statement released on May 26, President Obama stated: I called on the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clear up the confusion and uphold our basic duty to protect these vital [water] resources.Obama went on the explain that the two federal bodies will provide businesses and industry with the clarity and certainty they need to determine which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act, and ensure that polluters can be held accountable.During a press gaggle the next day aboard Air Force One, APs White House press correspondent Darlene Superville asked...
  • Democrat cries ugly about abortion bill changes [NC]

    05/30/2015 8:53:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | J. Andrew Curliss
    Republicans in the state Senate have added provisions to an abortion bill that are drawing strong criticism from a key Democrat in the Senate. The bill has already passed the House and would extend the waiting period for abortions from 24 hours to 72 hours. The purpose is to give women more time to consider the decision in the hope it will lead to fewer abortions. The proposal, House Bill 465, passed the House in a 74-45 vote last month. Now, in the Senate, a substitute bill is set for discussion on Wednesday. That substitute abortion bill now includes language...
  • Malaysia's Human Trafficking Problem Could Slow Fast Track to TPP

    05/30/2015 8:49:16 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 May 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    As Congress and the president prepare to hand over American sovereignty to a board of international bureaucrats as mandated by a super-secret trade agreement, one of the partners in that pact might have a problem that could prove troublesome.As reported by several major media outlets this week, the U.S.s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) partner Malaysia has a substantial problem with human trafficking that may force President Obama and his congressional co-conspirators to pump the brakes on the fast track to passage of the agreement.On May 25, CBS News reported that Malaysian officials uncovered 139 suspected graves in abandoned camps used by...
  • Appeals court strikes down Arkansas 12-week abortion ban

    05/30/2015 8:49:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Wed May 27, 2015 | Suzannah Gonzales
    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down an Arkansas law that banned abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy, upholding a lower court's decision last year that had blocked the law. The Arkansas law violates a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy at a point before the viability of the fetus, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit said. Two doctors challenged the Arkansas law, which had granted exceptions to protect the life of the mother and for pregnancy resulting from rape or incest.
  • South Korean man arrested for slaughtering 600 cats

    05/30/2015 8:38:32 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Shim
    BUSAN, South Korea, May 21 (UPI) -- A South Korean man was arrested for slaughtering 600 stray cats and selling the meat for medicinal soups. The man, identified only by the surname Jeong, was taken into custody in May for violating South Korea's animal protection laws, reported Yonhap on Thursday. Jeong, who is in his 50s, said he sold the meat to traditional Korean health care centers claiming the meat could be used in soups to treat arthritis. South Korea's Chosun TV reported Jeong employed a brutal method of butchering the cats. After trapping the cat, he would throw...
  • 3rd Navy sailor guilty in case of women recorded in showers

    05/30/2015 8:37:47 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 5/30/15 | Bynum
    KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. A submarine sailor was sentenced Friday to 15 days in a Navy brig after he pleaded guilty to failing to alert superiors when fellow crew member showed him videos of female trainees undressing for showers. Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon McGarity was the third sailor to plead guilty this week to charges related to the secret recording of female officers and midshipmen aboard the USS Wyoming. His punishment also included a two-grade reduction in rank and forfeiture of two-thirds of his pay for a month. McGarity, a missile technician, told the officer presiding...
  • Texas cuts Planned Parenthood funding from state budget

    05/30/2015 8:14:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rebecca Downs
    After a month of negotiating the states two-year budget, the Texas Legislatures new proposal cuts Planned Parenthood from its Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program. The decision by the Lone Star State would axe funding for over a dozen Planned Parenthood facilities that dont provide abortions on-site. Planned Parenthood received $1.2 million in taxpayer dollars under the program last year. A finalized budget will be decided on before June 1. Alex Garcia-Ditta, writing for Texas Observer, gives background on the new budget proposal: In January, key budget writers state Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) and state Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown)...
  • Court nixes Idaho's 20-week abortion ban

    05/30/2015 7:59:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 05/29/15 | Peter Sullivan
    A federal appeals court on Friday struck down an Idaho law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, ruling the law unconstitutional. The ruling comes a few weeks after the U.S. House passed legislation that would ban abortions after the same timespan, sending it to the Senate. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said Idaho's law violates Supreme Court precedent protecting abortions up to the point of viability for a fetus, which has been considered to be around 24 weeks. Courts have struck down such bans before. In 2013, the 9th Circuit also ruled an Arizona ban on abortions after...
  • Ben Carson Among Top Five Republican Contenders Tied for Lead, New Poll Says

    05/30/2015 7:50:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson talks to pastors and community leaders during a meeting at the Bilingual Church in Baltimore, Maryland, May 7, 2015. No clear front-runner has emerged in the Republican field for 2016 in a new Quinnipiac University poll, which shows former neurosurgeon Ben Carson as one of the top five finishers, each with 10-percent support. The top five contenders are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, apart from Carson, according to the national survey conducted May 19-26 among 1,711 voters across the country....
  • Tense standoff outside US mosque over Mohammad cartoon protest

    05/30/2015 7:45:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | 05/30/2015
    Phoenix (AFP) - Anti-Islam protesters -- some of them heavily armed -- faced off against religious rights demonstrators outside a US mosque, in a tense but peaceful standoff. About 200 demonstrators from each group stood outside the mosque in Phoenix, Arizona, where a biker crew had said they would hold a Mohammed cartoon contest. Dozens of officers lined up between the two sets of protesters, using yellow police tape to separate them near the gates of the Islamic Community Center mosque in north Phoenix. "Stop Islam" was among the slogans on placards held by bearded bikers, one of whom wore...
  • Taiwans Remarkable Transition: The Country China Could Become

    05/30/2015 7:36:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/30/2015 | by JOSH GELERNTER
    Over the last year at NRO, Ive written four or five times about human-rights abuses in China and the Chinese threat to Taiwan. A few weeks ago Taiwans foreign ministry invited me to come have a look at their country as part of press tour. I went for a week, and Ive just come back. Taiwan is a beautiful country; every inch of land that doesnt have something built on it is covered by thicker forest than Ive ever seen in the U.S. The mountains that cover about two-thirds of the island look very much the way they do in...
  • How Dishonest is Barack Obama?

    05/30/2015 6:31:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    A week ago Friday was an unusual day for the editorial page of The New York Times. An unsigned editorial in the paper lashed out at the president for his public statements about reengaging in Iraq. A Paul Krugman column attacked the administration’s defense of the new trade agreement. Both pieces said the administration was being … (how shall we say it?) … dishonest. Granted, this was nothing like the language Krugman and the Times typically use to describe Republicans. A few days earlier, Krugman accused Jeb Bush of “cowardice and vileness” with respect to his statements about Iraq. In...
  • NASA Supports Replacing American Flag With A New Design

    05/30/2015 6:01:27 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 53 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | 5/28/2015
    Since Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, the iconic visual of the American flag they left behind marked NASAs success in going where no man had gone before, marking their arrival for future visitors to see. Since then, all space suits worn by Americans have been adorned with the American flag. However, NASA has been supporting a design that may replace the American flag during space travel. The new flag, called the International Flag of the Planet Earth, is expected to represent Earth as a whole, rather than segment only the United States. According to the...
  • Russian police detain gay activists at unauthorized rally [Orthodox hold counter demo]

    05/30/2015 5:53:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/30/15
    Russian police Saturday detained several gay rights activists for attempting to stage an unauthorised pride rally in central Moscow, AFP journalists reported. Police officers seized the activists - one of whom tried to unfurl a rainbow flag - and loaded them into waiting vans as around 30 nationalist counter-demonstrators in camouflage hurled eggs at the activists and attacked them. Several of the Orthodox counter-demonstrators were also detained by police as a large crowd of Russian and international journalists looked on. "Arrested and beaten at 10th Moscow Pride. We are arrested! They probably broke my left hand finger," leading gay rights...
  • THANKS TO #BLACKLIVESMATTER, MORE BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOW BEING KILLED IN BALTIMORE

    05/30/2015 5:03:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 49 replies
    Truth Alerts ^ | 5/29/2015 | Paul J Watson
    Thanks to last months riots and looting, which were advocated by many corners of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, more black people are dying in Baltimore as a result of massively reduced police patrols and criminals feeling more emboldened. The city is currently undergoing its deadliest month in 15 years, with a 31-year-old woman and a young boy becoming the 37th and 38th homicide victims. Its so bad, people are afraid to let their kids outside, Baltimore resident Antoinette Perrine Perrine, whose brother was recently shot, told CBS. People wake up with shots through their windows. Police used to sit on every...
  • Northwestern Professor: Faculty Now Fear Students Demanding Safe Spaces

    05/30/2015 3:43:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Big Government ^ | 5/29/15 | John Sexton
    A Northwestern University professor was accused of retaliation and investigated after students claimed an article she had written had a chilling effect on studentss ability to report sexual misconduct.Writing on Friday in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Laura Kipnis describes an academic climate in which professors lay awake at night in fear of losing their careers over a single careless word or missed trigger warning. A new academic culture is rising in which hurt feelings are considered evidence of an attack. This hypersensitivity is being abetted by an expanding process of Title IX charges which allow anyone with an agenda...
  • Mary painting again, wont run Muhammad cartoons

    05/30/2015 3:34:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/30/15 | Robert Spencer
    The hypocrisy is stark and absolute: Under Times standards, we do not normally publish images or other material deliberately intended to offend religious sensibilities unless it offends a group that is not committing mass murder and threatening more over such images. This is, as I wrote yesterday, still more mainstream media canonization of the assassin veto. The mainstream media is signaling that terrorism works: threaten to kill us, and we will do what you want. That will only bring more terrorism.NYTs Artistic Display of Religious Hypocrisy: Runs Offensive Virgin Mary Painting Once Again, by Clay Waters, Newsbusters, May 29,...
  • From motorcycle clubs to organized crime: Notorious biker gangs

    05/29/2015 10:32:28 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | May 19, 2015 | Holly Yan
    (CNN)Bandidos, Hells Angels, Mongols. They're not just motorcycle clubs, but organized criminal enterprises. "The Bandidos constitute a growing criminal threat to the U.S.," the agency says. "The Bandidos are involved in transporting and distributing cocaine and marijuana and are involved in the production, transportation and distribution of methamphetamine." Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Officials say the gang is heavily involved in the drug trade -- including the production and distribution of methamphetamine and the transportation of cocaine, hashish, heroin, LSD, Ecstasy and PCP. That's not all. "The Hells Angels are also involved in other criminal activity including assault, extortion, homicide, money...
  • Why Did Twitter Ban Chuck C. Johnson?

    05/29/2015 11:31:21 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | May 28, 2015 | Amanda Hess
    On Saturday, Chuck C. Johnson invited his Twitter followers to send some money his way so that he could focus on his latest project: taking out the civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson. Johnson is a 26-year-old California man who has been described as Twitters most infamous right-wing troll (Mother Jones), a digital Darth Vader (Politico), your least favorite person (the Washington Post), and mood slime (the New York Times). He is best known for outing the subject at the center of the discredited Rolling Stone UVA story, publishing the home addresses of New York Times Ferguson reporters Julie Bosman and...
  • Why dont Americans feel better about the economy?

    05/29/2015 11:16:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2015 | Chico Harlan and Sarah Halzack
    If there was any time for American consumers to feel good, it would be this moment. Job growth is brisk. Paychecks are finally nudging up. And a surprise drop in gas prices has given the average household an extra $700 a year. But six years after the end of the Great Recession, Americans are startlingly anxious about their economic prospects. They are sitting on their money in a way that suggests that the consumer psychology may have fundamentally changed, with people less willing to spend than they were during other periods of economic prosperity. Government data released Friday showed that...
  • National Association for the Abortion of Colored People Forgets Free Speech Is a Civil Right

    05/29/2015 9:23:07 PM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Lifenews ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Theres nothing quite like learning about the fate of your hard-fought advocacy work through a tweet. I was spending time with my wife and children, doing our devotions, enjoying a nice big breakfast, and not worrying about the world around us for those precious morning hours last week. As the kids scurried out the door for their homeschoolers dance class, I started flipping through all of the notifications on my phone. @LifeHasPurpose @RyanBomberger Congrats on big 4th Circuit ?#FreeSpeech win vs. ?@NAACP censorship attempt! Greg Scott of Alliance Defending Freedom tweeted. Talk about being caught off guard. I rushed to...
  • Lightning in Cup Final, to play Ducks or Blackhawks

    05/29/2015 8:44:50 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 39 replies
    NHL.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | David Satriano
    The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final on Friday to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time. The Lightning, who won the best-of-7 series 4-3, either will host the Chicago Blackhawks, who have won the Stanley Cup twice in the past five seasons, or visit the Anaheim Ducks, who won it in 2007, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBC). Tampa Bay defeated the Calgary Flames in seven games to win the 2004 Stanley Cup.
  • All 8 women fail Ranger School: Some Rangers say standards should change

    05/29/2015 8:29:09 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 87 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 29, 2015 | Anne Mulrine
    On Friday, the Army is expected to announce that all the women who attempted to graduate from Ranger School had officially failed to meet the standards, according to a military source. Ranger School, which grooms the Armys most elite special operations fighting force, opened its doors to women for the first time this year. Eight of the 20 women who originally entered the school's first co-ed class were allowed to recycle through the program after they fell out in their first go-round. The Friday announcement will confirm that this happened again. To many, this means the system is working as...
  • Mission Statement of Baltimore PD. (is this the problem?0

    05/29/2015 8:25:07 PM PDT · by wmap · 9 replies
    web site of BPD ^ | 2014 | City of Baltimore
    The Baltimore Police Department will reduce crime throughout the City by targeting gangs, guns, violent repeat offenders, and the conditions that allow crime to flourish. The Baltimore Police Department will develop and maintain relationships of trust with all members of the Baltimore community and work collaboratively with other organizations to solve community problems. The Baltimore Police Department will bolster support systems to strengthen data quality and improve information sharing to provide actionable and timely intelligence and support field operations. The Baltimore Police Department will be an organization that maintains the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and accountability. The Baltimore Police...
  • FNN: Free Speech Rally at Phoenix Mosque

    05/29/2015 7:30:58 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 60 replies
    Fox 10 Phoenix ^ | May 29 | Fox News AZ
    LIVE: Watch Protesters at Phoenix Mosque,
  • A second person accused Hastert of sexual abuse, official says

    05/29/2015 7:06:44 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 93 replies
    LATimes ^ | 5-29-2015 | Richard A. Serrano
    dicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a former student from Yorkville, Ill., to conceal his alleged sexual abuse of the youth that took place while Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at a high school there, federal law enforcement officials said Friday. A top official, who would not be identified speaking about the federal charges in Chicago, said investigators also spoke with a second person who raised similar allegations that corroborated what the student said. The second person was not being paid by Hastert, the official said. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted Federal prosecutors have announced...
  • For seeking answers on Islam, Muslim gets charged with blasphemy

    05/29/2015 7:03:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Malay Mail ^ | 5/29/15 | Zurairi AR
    I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, is the shahadah, a declaration of faith for Muslims considered as one of the key pillars of Islam. But how did this practice come about? This was among the questions on the mind of Wan Sulaiman Wan Ismail, 53, when he sought clarification in 2013 from religious teachers. Wan Sulaiman wanted to know why are there differences between some of the rituals Muslims currently practice like the shahadah and what was mentioned in the Quran. The former...
  • Distrust and Disorder: A Racial Equity Policy Summons Chaos in the St. Paul Schools

    05/29/2015 7:00:05 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    Citypages ^ | 5/28/2015
    A student walks down a Harding High hallway wearing headphones, chanting along to violent rap lyrics. Teacher Erik Brandt taps him on the shoulder. Turn it down, he gestures. The kid stares at Brandt with chilling intensity. He points at the older man, fingers bent in the shape of a gun, and shoots. Then moves on. Within Harding's corridors is a turbulent clutter of students who push and cuss and bully their way from one end of the building to another. Brandt, a finalist for Minnesota's Teacher of the Year and a 20-year veteran of the English department, doubles as...
  • Distrust and Disorder: A Racial Equity Policy Summons Chaos in the St. Paul Schools

    05/29/2015 6:41:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Minneapolis City Pages ^ | May 27, 2015 | Susan Du
    A student walks down a Harding High hallway wearing headphones, chanting along to violent rap lyrics. Teacher Erik Brandt taps him on the shoulder. Turn it down, he gestures. The kid stares at Brandt with chilling intensity. He points at the older man, fingers bent in the shape of a gun, and shoots. Then moves on. Within Harding's corridors is a turbulent clutter of students who push and cuss and bully their way from one end of the building to another. Brandt, a finalist for Minnesota's Teacher of the Year and a 20-year veteran of the English department, doubles as...
  • Silk Road mastermind Ulbricht sentenced

    05/29/2015 6:37:18 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 8 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | May 29 2015 | Joab Jackson
    The creator and chief operator of the Silk Road has been sentenced to two life sentences in jail for running the online drug marketplace, which federal prosecutors estimated facilitated the sales of more than $213 million worth of drugs and other unlawful goods between 2011 and 2013. The life sentences are to be served concurrently, along with a five-year sentence for hacking and twenty years for money laundering. The government is also seeking $183 million from Ulbricht based on the profits he made.
  • FIFA President Celebrates Reelection to the Amazement of Wolf Blitzer

    05/29/2015 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, Cookie, Cookie, Cookie, you gotta get me something. The FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, was just reelected as the president of FIFA, and give me like the last couple of minutes of his acceptance, maybe three where he's (imitating Blatter), "You can thank God or maybe if you like Allah, you can thank Allah, whatever your God, I promise you, we will have a FIFA that when my next term is completed, it will be in a strong position." Anyway, it was hilarious. And when it was over, Wolf Blitzer goes to the reporter, said (paraphrasing), "Does this guy...
  • The Clinton Crime Family Fraud

    05/29/2015 6:28:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In the meantime, there's a little story here at PJ Media: "I just thought Id contribute a detail to the latest news about the Clintons byzantine financial arrangements, specifically the limited-liability company Bill Clinton used to channel his 'consulting' profits." This is something we learned yesterday, he's got a shell corporation, a pass-through, and he was using that to hide money. He was using that to shelter money. He started a consulting business, in addition to everything else, the Crime Family Foundation, the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor, the charitable foundation, all these things, he then added a consultancy...
  • ormer student sues Amherst College over rape investigation

    05/29/2015 6:10:25 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | MAY 29, 2015 | Walter V. Robinson
    A former Amherst College student has filed a lawsuit claiming he was falsely accused of rape, not given a fair investigation by college officials, and denied justice, even after he presented the college with text messages he said indicated he was innocent. The lawsuit, filed Friday in US District Court in Boston, names the prestigious Western Massachusetts institution as a defendant, as well as a number of college officials. The plaintiffs name is listed only as John Doe. In the fall of his senior year, the suit alleges, he was falsely accused in October 2013 of having committed rape when...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops! - 30 May 2015

    05/29/2015 6:00:08 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 184 replies
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  • For Profit College Calls Out Hypocrite Senator Dick Durbin

    05/29/2015 5:51:34 PM PDT · by libertas~prosperare · 5 replies
    NewsWire ^ | 05/29/2015 | NewsWire
    The Honorable Richard Durbin United States Senate 711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Sen. Durbin, I am writing in response to your May 28, 2015 letter to Eugene Feichtner, President and Chief Operating Officer at ITT Educational Services, Inc. First and foremost, no one is more concerned about our students than we are. We devote substantial resources to helping our students succeed academically and find employment. To our knowledge, you have never visited one of our campuses to see the good work we do every day to educate our students and help them find employment in their...
  • 2016 Presidential Hopefuls Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards

    05/29/2015 5:32:13 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 9 replies
    numbersusa.com ^ | Updated: 05/26/15 | Staff
    WHAT DO THESE GRADES MEASURE? For the most part, candidates are being measured by the recommendations and principles of the bi-partisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform which favored an immigration system that protects the interests of American wage-earners (both U.S.-born and foreign-born). Commission members were chosen by leaders of each party in the Senate and House, with Chairwoman Barbara Jordan appointed by Pres. Bill Clinton. UPDATED WEEKLY: Every week, we add statements by candidates that modify or add texture to a candidate's stances. Then, each category rating and grade is re-calculated weekly. WHAT ARE WE MISSING? Are you aware of...
  • Ex SAS soldier/Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith becomes GM of Australian TV network

    05/29/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 29th May 2015 | Frank Coletta
    Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith is set to take over as boss of Seven Queensland, which is the regional group of stations for the network. Staff at 7Q have been told of the unexpected development which is set to push Roberts-Smith from the deputy role into the General Manager's position, sources have told Daily Mail Australia. While Mr Roberts-Smith was being groomed to eventually take the role from ex-Today Tonight reporter Neil Mooney, he has now had to step up after just one month with the network. ..... Corporal Roberts-Smith was thrust into the national spotlight in 2011 when he...
  • Muslim school which objected to girls on boys soccer team told to abide by rules

    05/29/2015 3:35:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CTV News ^ | May 29, 2015 | by Diana Mehta
    TORONTO -- A Muslim high school in Ontario that complained about its boys' soccer team having to play against a team that included girls has been told it must abide by gender equity rules. The ISNA High School, located on the outskirts of Toronto, had complained earlier this week about a soccer game in which its all-male team played against a Catholic high school whose team included two girls. ISNA, which describes itself as a progressive co-ed independent school that strives to abide by Qur'anic injunctions, raised an objection at the game about the girls' presence on the field. Paul...
  • MICHELLE O TO GO: Food trucks deliver school lunches to students during summer break

    05/29/2015 3:31:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    EAG news.org ^ | May 29,2015 | VICTOR SKINNER
    PAUL, Minn. Government-sponsored food trucks will be stalking students this summer with the goal of giving out thousands of healthy free lunches officials dont trust parents to provide. Officials at St. Paul public schools recently announced theyre working with the local food bank Second Harvest to dispatch a mobile food truck to expand locations offering students free lunches during the summer. Last year the district supplied 71 locations, and the truck will help to add another 10 to 15 in 2015, KSTP reports. The districts director of nutrition services, Stacy Koppen, said the truck will drive around to different...
  • Current Headlines In Some Baltimore Media

    05/29/2015 3:22:25 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 11 replies
    Several ^ | 29 May 2015 | Steely
    Headlines Right Now on a few Baltimore media outlets: WBAL TV: Best friends' teamwork gets big response Popularity, success driving popularity of charter school Maryland wildlife photos on WBALTV.com's u Local Man arrested in Owings Mills home invasion (pic that looks like it could be Obama's son) Mother, boy fatally shot in head in Baltimore (pics of victims) Images: Fort Meade holds Surplus Sale 8 Mistakes you're probably making while showering Sources: Hastert was covering up sex misconduct Photo of Marine and bride in prayer goes viral Hypnotist tricks Howie Mandel into Shaking Hands The text you never want to...
  • In this city, offering a kid a soda is about to be illegal

    05/29/2015 3:17:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 29, 2015 | Jenna Lyons
    Its a four-letter word that parents in one Northern California city dont want their children to hear: soda. In a novel approach to fighting childhood obesity, the Davis City Council voted unanimously this week to approve an ordinance making milk and water the default options for kids meals a victory for parents who want to shield children from sugary beverages. Cashiers and waiters in fast food joints and other restaurants that market meals to kids will be forced, under threat of a fine to the business, to offer water or milk with those meals, not Coke or Pepsi.
  • Tighter border controls block African migrants in Italian Alps

    05/29/2015 3:12:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2015 | BY STEVE SCHERER
    Some 200 mostly Eritrean migrants heading northwards from Italy were turned back by police in the Italian Alps on Friday and left sleeping in train stations as European countries tightened frontier checks before a global summit in Germany. EU countries are struggling to stem the flow of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East and to share the burden more evenly across the continent, after more than 35,000 people reached Italy so far this year and hundreds more died at sea. Migrants often head north after landing in boats on Italy's southern shores, hoping to make it to Germany...
  • Its the Living Word: Hillary Clinton Randomly Approached a Pastor Who Was Silently Reading

    05/29/2015 2:19:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 122 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 29, 2015 | billy hallowell
    And, according to one South Carolina pastor, she also possesses an impressive handle on the scriptures. The Rev. Frederick Donnie Hunt, pastor ofFirst Calvary Baptist Church,met Clinton at the Main Street Bakery in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, when she came in with campaign staff and reporters to purchase some baked goods,CNN reported. Hunt, who was quietly studying his Bible at the time, said that the presidential candidate approached him and asked what he was reading. When he told her that he was studying Corinthians 13, Clinton responded,Oh I know it well, and commendedhim for exploring scripture. Youre doing what...
  • Blue State Blues: FIFA Stands For "F*** Israel, F*** America"

    05/29/2015 2:13:51 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    For decades, our global betters have been urging Americans to take more of an interest in soccer. And we havethough not the interest the Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) had in mind. This week, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that 14 FIFA officials had been indicted for corruption.
  • FNC'S Megyn Kelly Hits Back At "Draw Mohammad" Contest Critics

    05/29/2015 1:58:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On her Tuesday broadcast, Fox News Channels The Kelly File host Megyn Kelly took on critics of Pamela Gellers Draw Mohammad contest who have suggested the event was an abuse of free speech.
  • Majority Of Democrats, Some Republicans Support Illegal Immigrants Voting In U.S. Elections

    05/29/2015 1:46:28 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 29 May 2015 | Caroline May
    A majority of Democratic voters believe illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote, according to a striking new Rasmussen Reports survey. The national telephone survey released Friday reveals that more than one third of Likely U.S. Voters 35 percent say illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote if they can prove they reside in the U.S. and pay taxes. Sixty percent of Likely Voters, disagreed and five percent were undecided. Democrats were more likely to support illegal immigrant voting, with 53 percent supporting the idea. Republicans, however, also indicated support. According to the poll, 20 percent of Republican...
  • What a Field the Democrats Have!

    05/29/2015 1:19:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What a field of potential presidential candidates the Democrats have. We've got Bernie Sanders, a socialist who fantasizes about women fantasizing about being gang raped. Well, that's what he did. I mean, he's fantasizing. He says that men fantasize about whatever while they're -- oh, it's a family show here. Can't even talk about what the Democrats do on a day-to-day basis on a family program, but that's what he says. He fantasizes about women fantasizing about being gang raped. Can you imagine if a Republican said that, which I want to get into in a minute on this,...