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  • Radicalized Canadian Muslim convert runs down two young soldiers in his car before being shot dead

    10/20/2014 9:04:26 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    A radicalized Muslim convert ran down two soldiers in his car in an apparent terror attack Monday, before being shot dead by police. Martin Couture-Rouleau, 25, sped into the two young soldiers - one uniformed and one not - around 11.30am in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, not far from Montreal. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2801102/radicalized-canadian-muslim-convert-runs-two-young-soldiers-car-shot-dead-police.html#ixzz3GkUi5tSu Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Bay Area cartel probe nets 22 arrests, 500 lbs. of meth

    10/20/2014 7:39:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    Nearly two dozen suspects have been arrested in recent months, and 500 pounds of methamphetamine siezed, as a result of a Contra Costa County takedown of members of the Sinoloa drug cartel in Mexico, authorities announced Monday.
  • Official: Questions remain in Brown death

    10/20/2014 7:31:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 10-20-14 | Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Michael Martinez
    Blood from Michael Brown that was found on the uniform and in the police car of Officer Darren Wilson appears to back the officer's version of events, but still leaves questions unanswered, law enforcement sources told CNN. Those sources corroborated to CNN details first reported by The New York Times about the officer's version of events in Wilson's shooting of the unarmed teen on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown's blood was found on Wilson's gun, on the squad car's interior and on the officer's uniform, according to a U.S. law enforcement official and a second source with knowledge of...
  • Gallery: Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s photos from space

    10/20/2014 7:05:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2014 | John McMurtrie
    And you thought you took a lot of pictures on your last trip — Chris Hadfield has shot about 45,000 photographs on his journeys. Then again, Hadfield has ventured where few have: space.
  • Bold Agenda PAC ad

    10/20/2014 6:47:49 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 9 replies
    www.boldagendapac.com ^ | 10/20/14 | boldagendapac
    Anyone see this AD????
  • Remarkable Digital Reconstruction of the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II

    10/20/2014 6:39:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Patheos ^ | October 9, 2014 | Thomas L. McDonald
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art created this video flythrough of the spectacular Northwest Palace of Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (reigned: 883 to 859 BC) in the city alternately known as Numrud, Kalhu, and, in the Bible, Calah. The ruins are about 20 miles south of Mosul, Iraq. The palace walls were covered n reliefs (many of them now scattered throughout the world in various museums) depicting his reign and conquests. Genesis 10: 8 Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore...
  • Abortion CEO committed to ‘keeping Tiller’s legacy alive’ endorses Greg Orman.....

    10/20/2014 6:24:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10.20.14 | Ben Johnson
    FULL TITLE: Abortion CEO committed to ‘keeping Tiller’s legacy alive’ endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansas A longtime associate of abortionist George Tiller, who is now the CEO of her own Wichita abortion facility, has thrown her support behind Greg Orman in his bid to defeat Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas. “As CEO of South Wind Women’s Center, an organization that provides reproductive health care to Kansas women, I am disheartened that, once again, the lives of women are up for debate,” Julie Burkhart wrote in The Wichita Eagle. “We live in a time when...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska ~ 21 OCT 2014

    10/20/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 46 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AlaskaJoint Base Elmendorf–Richardson is a United States military facility in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. It is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force's Elmendorf Air Force Base and the United States Army's Fort Richardson, which were merged in 2010.   Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's mission is to support and defend U.S. interests in the Asia Pacific region and around the world by providing units who are ready for worldwide air power projection and a base that is capable of meeting PACOM's theater staging and throughput requirements. Joint...
  • Kansas: Pro-Abortion Greg Orman Literally Run’s Away From Voter’s Abortion Question

    10/20/2014 5:43:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Steven Ertelt
    Greg Orman is running as an independent in Kansas, a conservative pro-life state, by hoping to avoid being seen as a liberal candidate out of step with Midwestern voters on most issues. Pro-life groups have highlighted Orman’s abortion support and he has been running away from his position. he’s literally running away from voters, as Free Beacon reports: At a parade in Kansas on Saturday, the “independent” candidate running for Senate ran away without answering a woman’s question about his stance on abortion. After the incident, documented by America Rising, the woman said Orman completely dismissed her question in an...
  • Journalist publishes recording of cardinal’s controversial interview

    10/20/2014 5:21:07 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 17, 2014 | Conor Gaffey
    A Catholic journalist has published the audio recording of an interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper in which the German cardinal made controversial remarks about the contribution of African bishops at the family synod. Edward Pentin published the recording along with a full transcript and explanatory statement on his personal website yesterday.
  • A procedural rule could keep gay marriage from ever reaching SCOTUS again (Slate)

    10/20/2014 5:20:01 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | 10 20 14
    ....Arizona Attorney General Tim Horne just cited a rule of civil procedure in refusing to defend his state's ban on same-sex marriage. And if his theory is correct, opponents of marriage equality may be procedurally barred from ever getting a gay marriage case to the Supreme Court again.
  • Clinton: Midterm Elections Should Motivate Women

    10/20/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By LISA LEFF
    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying Monday that working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. The former secretary of state made the remarks during a sold-out women's luncheon in San Francisco that raised $1.4 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "It's truly regrettable that despite all the great work Nancy did and President Obama, given what was inherited when the president came into office that we are having to work so hard to elect and...
  • Did Chris Matthews Just Make the Most Illogical Argument Yet Against Ebola Travel Ban?

    10/20/2014 5:12:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    Greatest, latest parlor game: watching liberals pretzel-ize logic in arguing against a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries. We've noted a few examples here, here and here. But as wacky as those assertions were, they might all have to take a back seat to the absolutely absurd argument offered up by Chris Matthews on this evening's Hardball. Matthews suggested that a travel ban wouldn't work since Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who infected two people before dying of Ebola, lied to get into the US. Can't Chris see that his argument runs headlong against logic? That it is precisely...
  • Twitter Users Mock White 'Culture Of Violence' In N.H. Pumpkin Fest Riots

    10/20/2014 5:10:22 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 15 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-19-14 | Ahiza Garcia
    <p>Police were forced to descend on Keene, New Hampshire Saturday night after students and outside agitators turned the city’s 24th annual Pumpkin Festival into “a destination for destructive and raucous behavior.”</p> <p>Those words — spoken by Keene State College President Anne Huot to CNN — only begin to describe the scene, which led to dozens of arrests and hospitalizations.</p>
  • Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

    10/20/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Roger Harrabin
    Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to “extraordinary and unprecedented” emissions cuts. The Commission rejected the claim, saying the 40% target puts Europe on track for long-term climate goals. Prof Skea believes governments are setting targets by what appears to be politically achievable rather than what is necessary to transform the way we make...
  • Liberals Acknowledge Obama's Incompetence

    10/20/2014 4:17:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, there's a lot of stuff in the stacks today. It's not just Ebola. We have the usual Ebola stuff. By the way, that New York Times story, Jonathan Martin had it. "Ebola Response Another Example of Obama Not Running Competent Government." Another example! The Washington Free Beacon has the analysis: "New York Times political correspondent Jonathan Martin," who used to be at Politico, by the way, "said President Obama's response to the Ebola crisis is yet another example that the president is not running a competent government. "'This is a gift wrap issue for the GOP,'...
  • Dems Use Ebola To Push For Anti-Gun Surgeon General

    10/20/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: More than two dozen House Democrats are pushing the Senate to revive and ratify the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to a critical post, but helping to fight deadly disease is not what they have in mind. The question of the day is why we have or need an Ebola czar in the form of political operative/hack Ron Klain when we have an unfilled surgeon general's position that physician emeritus serving as America's doctor is supposed to fill. We have an acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, but he is seemingly just a placeholder instead of the force...
  • The Utah National Guard Just Got ‘Busted’ for This Behind-the- Scenes Calendar Shoot

    10/20/2014 4:14:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    IJ Review ^ | Oct. 19,2014 | Kyle Becker
    In a shocking new development, guys like girls. In what is being advertised as the Utah National Guard being “busted” doing a bikini clad video shoot for its pinup calendar, this behind-the-scenes video runs from hot to risque. The Utah National Guard and the Utah Department of Public Safety are reportedly none-too-pleased about the video, and among other reasons, for uniform violations. Lt. Col. Steven Fairbourn of The Utah National Guard also said that he didn’t give permission for the project. The video shows British women in tawdry poses riding military vehicles and holding weapons. It is unclear where the...
  • Keene Pumpkin Festival Rioters Threw Full Liquor Bottles and Billiard Balls at Police, Officials Say

    10/20/2014 3:40:57 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 30 replies
    Boston ^ | 10/20/14 | Eric Levenson
    New Hampshire authorities promised to investigate and prosecute rioters responsible for the “disturbing” events during the Keene Pumpkin Festival, officials said in a press conference on Monday afternoon.
  • Up to 34 MIL. blank 'green cards' & work permits ordered ahead of Obama illegal immigrant 'amnesty'

    10/20/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2014 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to seek a vendor to produce as many as 34 million blank work permits and 'green cards' – the paperwork that authorizes illegal immigrants to live and work in the United States – as the White House prepares to issue an executive order after the Nov. 4 midterm elections. According to a draft solicitation published online, the government agency will look for a company that can produce a minimum 4 million cards per year for five years, and 9 million in the early stages. President Barack Obama has pledged that he will make a...
  • Monica Lewinsky recalls pain, humiliation after revelation of affair with Bill Clinton

    10/20/2014 3:24:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Monica Lewinsky was "in love" with former President Clinton, the disgraced former intern revealed Monday. "Sixteen years ago, fresh out of college … I fell in love with my boss," the infamous former White House staffer told a business conference Monday during an eye-opening speech about her devastating experience in the public eye following the revelation of her affair with Clinton — her first public address in 13 years. "Overnight I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one. I was patient zero," she said, according to reporters present at the Forbes magazine "30 Under 30"...
  • LGBT Group Smears This Pro-Marriage Professor as International Criminal

    10/20/2014 3:16:46 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 20, 2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    Lopez, openly bisexual but married, works as an English professor at California State University-Northridge. He incurred HRC’s wrath because of his outspoken view that children do better when raised by a mother and father than they do when raised by parents of the same sex. Lopez, 43, was raised in a household by two mothers. He drew public attention in 2012 after penning an account of that experience in an article for Public Discourse titled “Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View.” ...Ever since Lopez went public with his story, left-leaning gay rights groups such as HRC and...
  • Cable News Ratings for Friday, October 17, 2014

    10/20/2014 2:57:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Amanda Kondolojy
    Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, October 17, 2014  Total Day P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN  1,154  229  456 CNN  456  161  255 MSNBC  309  72  128 CNBC  157  51  73 FBN  46  7  14 HLN  242  92  127 Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN  1,823  332  672 CNN  494  179  275 MSNBC  551  116  221 CNBC  249  110  140 FBN  26  10  15 HLN  377  116  159 Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN FOX AND FRIENDS  1,054  259  546 CNN NEW DAY  408  122  214 MSNBC...
  • Former Prime Minister (of Australia) Gough Whitlam has died, aged 98

    10/20/2014 2:51:21 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 21st October 2014
    FORMER prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died this morning aged 98, has been hailed as a “generous father” and a “source of inspiration” for millions.
  • 'Crossfire', 'Sanjay Gupta M.D.', 'CNN Money' & 'Unguarded' Canceled by CNN

    10/20/2014 2:51:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | October 16, 2014 | By Sara Bibel
    CNN has canceled multiple series. Per Deadline,Crossfire has officially been canceled. The series, a CNN staple from 1982-2005, relaunched in September 2013, earned low ratings until it went on hiatus in May. The show briefly returned in July, then went on hiatus again. CNN is also canceling Sanjay Gupta M.D, CNN Money With Christine Romans and Unguarded With Rachel Nichols. All three anchors will remain with the network.
  • Another U.S. Ebola Patient Recovers at Emory

    10/20/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/20/2014 | Maggie Fox
    An American doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone last month has gone quietly home after spending six weeks at Emory University’s special biocontainment unit, the hospital said Monday. The doctor, who has asked not to be named for now, was working for the World Health Organization when he was infected. His treatment and recovery hasn’t been covered wall to wall like the other Ebola patients, who include medical missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, both treated at Emory, and Dr. Rick Sacra and NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, both treated at Nebraska Medical Center. Emory’s also treating Dallas nurse...
  • POLITICO POLL: 64% BELIEVE AMERICA IS 'OUT OF CONTROL'

    10/20/2014 2:31:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 20, 2014 | by WYNTON HALL
    A devastating new Politico poll reveals voters believe America has spun off its axis and is "out of control." "An overwhelming majority of voters in the most competitive 2014 elections say it feels as if events in the United States are 'out of control' and expressed mounting alarm about terrorism, anxiety about Ebola and harsh skepticism of both political parties only three weeks before the Nov. 4 midterms," reports Politico. The poll, which surveyed states and districts in the most competitive congressional races, found that 64% of Americans believe "things in the U.S. feel like they are out of control...
  • Rotherham child abuse scandal: Shamed former children's services boss gets Ł40,000 pay-off (UK)

    10/20/2014 2:29:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Mirror ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Karen Rockett
    Joyce Thacker has been given the pay-off as she was named as one of the people singled out for criticism in a new report into the child sex abuse scandal ... Shamed former Rotherham children's services boss Joyce Thacker has received a Ł40,000 pay-off. The revelation comes as Mrs Thacker is among key figures in the town's child sex abuse scandal singled out for criticism in a new report. Mrs Thacker agreed the five-figure sum as a pay-off for leaving her Ł130,000 per year job, which took immediate effect last month. Furious abuse victims said Mrs Thacker should donate her...
  • Sharpton returning to Ferguson for 4 days to draw nat'l attention to death of unarmed teenager Brown

    10/20/2014 2:15:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to hold a four-day tribute for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson at the end of this month. Sharpton will be in the Missouri town from October 31 to November 4 in reference to the four hours that the teenager's body was left lying on the street. Sharpton is leading a wave of outcry after a Friday report suggested that investigators do not have enough evidence to charge a police officer over the shooting of Michael Brown. Details revealed by the New York Times included the first account of the shooting...
  • Obama and the Ebola Bus Line

    10/20/2014 1:58:21 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 13 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 20, 2014 | James S. Robbins
    President Obama has been going out of his way to assure the world that you can’t catch the Ebola virus by riding on a bus. In a September 2 video message to West African countries suffering from Ebola outbreaks, the president assured people that they cannot get the disease through “casual contact like sitting next to someone on a bus.” ... But compare Mr. Obama’s laid-back attitude to responses in countries that have more than a mere briefing-book knowledge of the Ebola threat. Tarnue N. Jeke, Managing Director of the Liberian National Transit Authority (NTA), takes a more serious view...
  • Plea to honour father who foiled Sydney Harbour mini sub (Japanese attack on Australia - WWII)

    10/20/2014 1:29:52 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies
    The Australian ^ | 21st October 2014
    THE Australian sailor who was the first to identify and then attack a Japanese midget submarine in Sydney Harbour in 1942 has been written out of history because of spite, according to his son Brian Anderson. Mr Anderson says the heroic actions of his father, Warrant ­Officer Herbert Anderson, were glossed over in official reports ­because he had clashed that evening with his “drunken” commander, Rear Admiral Gerard Muirhead-Gould. Now Mr Anderson has ­appealed to Tony Abbott to correct the record after an eight-year legal battle with Defence to seek recognition for his father’s ­actions, which he claims saved many...
  • Marco Rubio Plans To Introduce A Bill To Ban Visas From Countries Affected By The Ebola Epidemic

    10/20/2014 1:19:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | Hunter Walker
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) plans to introduce legislation that would ban new visas for people from the three countries affected by the Ebola epidemic; Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. In a statement from his office on Monday, Rubio described a visa ban as a "common sense" restriction. "While Ebola’s deadly reach has proven to be a complex and unique international challenge, the many uncertainties surrounding this virus continue to threaten U.S. national security," Rubio said. "Our biggest priority is ensuring that sufficient safeguards are in place to limit the spread of Ebola, contain it at the source, and protect Americans."...
  • Obama Doesn't Want to Be Supreme Court Justice: 'Too Monastic For Me'

    10/20/2014 1:11:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/20/2014 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama does not want to be a Supreme Court justice. He calls it "too monastic" for his own personality. Besides, in an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama acknowledges that he needs to get out of the "bubble" after what will be eight years as president of the United States. “I love the law, intellectually,” the president tell the New Yorker, which says he sounds "tempted" at the idea of being on the Court. “I love nutting out these problems, wrestling with these arguments. I love teaching. I miss the classroom and engaging with students. But I think...
  • Curbing Obama Power Grabs

    10/20/2014 1:07:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    You’ve got to admire the sheer audacity: Democratic Senator Mark Begich telling Alaska voters that he stood up to President Obama and fought for oil drilling and jobs in his state. Maybe he had a few chats. But he certainly knew his concerns and opinions meant nothing, changed nothing, accomplished nothing. And then he voted 97% of the time with Mr. Obama and Senate Majority Dictator Harry Reid Reid has kept over 300 bills bottled up, squelched almost all proffered Republican amendments on anything that did move, and used the “nuclear option” to end the longstanding 60-vote rule and wipe...
  • Does Nina Pham's Dog Have Ebola? Answer Expected Soon

    10/20/2014 1:07:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 10/20/2014 | Steven Nelson
    Ebola patient Nina Pham’s dog will be tested for the deadly virus, Dallas officials said Sunday, ending uncertainty about measures to ensure public safety before the King Charles Spaniel is released from quarantine. The dog, named Bentley, was moved to an undisclosed location Oct. 13, two days after his owner tested positive for Ebola. Though Bentley has exhibited no symptoms, he will be placed in a special kennel Monday for the first in a series of feces and urine collections. The samples will be tested for Ebola at an unidentified lab.
  • Man escapes alimony after wife admits she's a genie

    10/20/2014 1:00:00 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 48 replies
    KHOU ^ | 10-18-2014
    This story about a divorce in the United Arab Emirates begins in not-so-unusual fashion: A wife refuses to sleep with her husband, and he is not pleased. Then it gets weird: She tells him to talk to her parents, who explain that their daughter can't have sex with him because she is, in fact, a supernatural creature called a jinn that the BBCequates to a genie. This results in divorce. But if the excuse was a tall tale, the joke's on the ex-wife, because a court in Dubai ruled that she is not entitled to alimony, reports Gulf News. Reason?...
  • 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' deemed sexist, racist for using word 'black'

    10/20/2014 12:34:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 74 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/20/14
    It seems that for a growing number of leftists, literally everything is racist. On Friday, the Daily Caller reported that child care centers in a Melbourne, Australia, suburb, are changing the lyrics of the centuries-old children's song "Baa Baa Black Sheep" because the word "black" has racist connotations. Additionally, one line is said to be sexist. "Staff at childcare centres in the south-eastern suburbs told the Herald Sun the lyric was being changed because of concerns over the racial connotations of 'black,' and to reflect a multicultural community,” the Australian Herald Sun reported. Teachers also told the publication that one...
  • How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas? [Subsidies and 'Carbon Laundering']

    10/20/2014 12:15:18 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 13 replies
    Stephen J. DUBNER: As you likely know, the American automobile company Tesla makes some of the most desirable–and expensive–electric cars in the world. The company is currently valued at roughly $31 billion. Compare that to the $55 billion market cap of the Ford Motor Company.Tesla, however, last year sold fewer than 25,000 cars while Ford sells more than 6 million vehicles a year, or roughly 240 vehicles for every single Tesla. Tesla currently has just one vehicle in production, the Model S luxury sedan. In the U.S. the starting price is a bit more than $70,000.Americans buy more Model S’s...
  • Rethinking the 21-Day Quarantine for Ebola Contacts

    10/20/2014 12:14:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 18, 2014 | Manoj Jain, MD MPH
    A few weeks ago an emergency room doctor called our infectious disease physician group concerning a patient who had returned from Liberia and was having nausea and vomiting. Several of the patient's family members had died of Ebola. As panic struck us, our decisive question was: When did he return from Liberia? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for screening and isolating patients for possible Ebola infection are clear: Any person who is presenting with symptoms (which include fever, headache, vomiting and stomach pain) along with a history of travel to West African countries including Liberia, Guinea and...
  • The New York Times; Unrepentant Communist Enabler

    10/20/2014 12:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    This week the New York Times ran two editorials pleading for a U.S. economic lifeline to the Castro brothers’ terror-sponsoring regime (i.e. to end the so-called embargo.) One editorial ran on Sunday the other on Tuesday. The second editorial contains the following:“Fidel Castro…has largely vanished from public view in Cuba. But the 88-year-old former president (italics mine) has not altogether abandoned the business of telling Cubans what to think.”Is the Times --at long last!--acknowledging a totalitarian streak in the longest-reigning Stalinist dictator of modern history? Sure sounds like it. Now please pay close attention as the editorial continues:“On Tuesday, Mr....
  • City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

    10/20/2014 12:08:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/14 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.</p> <p>Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.</p>
  • Catholic center in Dallas took in Ebola contacts (Duncan's fiancé & nephews)

    10/20/2014 12:00:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | October 20, 2014 | Judy Wiley and Bill Hanna
    Louise Troh, her son and two nephews of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are released from mandatory monitoring, but will stay at the Catholic Conference Center in Dallas for several more days, until authorities can find them a place to rent, government and church officials said Monday morning. Troh was Duncan’s girlfriend. She and the other three have been staying at the Dallas Diocese's Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Oak Cliff for the last 21 days. The gated conference center sits only a few blocks off of I-35E and is enclosed by gates and a chainlink fence. Bishop Kevin...
  • On Revolutions, Earthquakes, and the Kingdom of Christ (Pope Francis and the recent synod)

    10/20/2014 11:46:02 AM PDT · by edwinland · 6 replies
    First Things Magazine blog "First Thoughts" ^ | 10/20/2014 | William Doino Jr.
    As the extraordinary synod on the family comes to a close, one thing has become abundantly clear: Many commentators who made fanciful predictions about what Pope Francis and the synod would do have turned out to be wrong. In the months leading up to the synod, both progressives and traditionalists, and even some seasoned Vatican reporters, were assuring us of the momentous events about to take place: And sure enough, after the synod commenced, as if to fulfill their own prophecies, words and phrases like “revolution,” “earthquake,” and “seismic shifts,” filled their commentaries. Yet when the synod finally closed, there...
  • Obamacare, discontinued plans and ‘sticker shock,’ round 2

    10/20/2014 11:45:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The CT Mirror ^ | October 20, 2014 | By: ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER
    Pete Spain knew he and his wife would have to find a new health plan for 2015 since their current policy is being discontinued at the end of the year. But the letter explaining it still contained a surprise: Buying a comparable plan next year would cost the Bridgeport couple nearly 58 percent more. “That’s just a bigger hit than we expected,” he said. The Spains are among more than 60,000 Connecticut residents with health plans that don’t meet the requirements of the federal health law. Many of them are receiving notices that their plans are being discontinued and that...
  • Single parents, common law families on rise (Germany)

    10/20/2014 11:42:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Oct 2014 15:48 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The German family structure is changing, with nearly a third of every family no longer living in the “classic model” and big differences in what family looks like in the former East and West, statistics agency Destatis announced on Monday. The 2013 Microcensus showed that 70 percent of families consisted of a married couple and at least one child under the age of 18. And while the classical model still dominates, the figures show it’s in decline. In 1996, 81 percent of families centered on a married couple.Today, 20 percent of children live with single parents, up six percent from...
  • Obama's Ebola Czar Is A Dangerous Mistake: Here Are Three Who Could Do The Job

    10/20/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 19, 2014 | by Steve Forbes
    President Obama made a monumental mistake in appointing a political hack, Ron Klain, as the Ebola czar. He must undo his error now and give the job to someone of stature and genuine ability. In alphabetical order, here are three individuals the President should consider immediately for this crucial post: –Michael Bloomberg. He’s not a physician, but from his extensive work with (and donations to) the medical school and hospital at Johns Hopkins University and other medical institutions, he has gained an enormous amount of knowledge. –Ben Carson. A gifted neurosurgeon and former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins...
  • Euthanasia Activist Starves Herself to Death to Promote Assisted Suicide

    10/20/2014 10:50:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 74 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/20/14 | Dr. Peter Saunders
    A long-term pro-euthanasia campaigner has starved herself to death over five weeks because she could not have her life ended legally.Jean Davies, 86, did not suffer from a terminal illness but said her life had become ‘intolerable’ after a series of fainting spells. She died at home in Oxford on 1 October after giving an extensive interview to the Sunday Times.Mrs Davies became involved in the right-to-die campaign as far back as the 1970s and was president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies from 1990 to 1992 and was chair of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society UK (now...
  • Euthanasia and the slippery slope: You can’t kill just one

    10/20/2014 10:41:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/20/14 | Eric Metaxas
    When abortion was made the law of the land, critics predicted that the number of “procedures” would multiply across America, that many would treat it as a form of birth control, and that millions of unborn babies would die. “Nonsense,” said abortion supporters. Abortion would be just for the “hard cases” so that a women would be safe from so-called “back-alley abortions.” Abortion supporters accused pro-lifers of using a “slippery slope” argument. Okay—40 years later which was right? Well, it’s pretty obvious: fifty-six million unborn children have been legally aborted since Roe v. Wade in 1973, precisely what pro-lifers predicted. Sometimes the...
  • Christian school ‘downgraded for failing to invite an imam to lead assembly’ in the wake of Islamic

    10/20/2014 10:37:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | October 19, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    In the wake of the blockbuster investigation that broke an Islamic plot to take over UK public schools wide open, nothing has been done to take back those schools from Muslim goons. Nothing. Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted’s chief inspector, said schools at the center of the Islamic”Trojan Horse” affair were failed to improve. The schools held hostage by Islamic supremacists at the centre of the takeover plot are still promoting an “unbalanced curriculum” and promoting Islamic supremacism and Islamic misogyny. Instead, dhimmi British authorities have targeted — Christian schools. They know Christians will not fight. They know Christians school present...
  • Sowell: Predatory Journalism

    10/20/2014 10:18:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 21, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending." Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of. According to such thinking — or lack of thinking — the answer is to have the government set an interest rate ceiling at a level that will be acceptable to third parties like the New York Times. People who believe in government-set price controls — whether on interest rates charged for loans, rents charged for housing or wages paid under...