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  • Houston's First Amendment Problem

    10/22/2014 5:57:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    The recent questionably unconstitutional moves by the Houston city council to subpoena the sermons of five area ministers, as well as internal correspondence dealing with social issues, should have the American Civil Liberties Union and everyone else who believes in free speech and religious freedom up in arms. We as Americans must guard every aspect of our Constitution and recognize when it is being threatened. One of the great dangers in America today is extreme intolerance in the name of tolerance. For example, in this Houston case, it is presupposed that the pastors in question may have said something that...
  • Chris Matthews on Dems Refusing to Admit They Voted For Obama: "It's Like Obama Has Ebola"

    10/22/2014 5:54:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Chris Matthews reacts to Democratic Senate candidates Michelle Nunn (D-GA) and Mark Begich (D-AK), an incumbent, dodging the question if they voted for Obama.
  • Autopsy, toxicology report on Michael Brown reportedly reveal marijuana ... (and vindicates the cop)

    10/22/2014 5:51:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2014
    Complete Headline: Autopsy, toxicology report on Michael Brown reportedly reveal marijuana, cast doubt on witness claims he was running away Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August touched off weeks of racially-charged rioting, had marijuana in his system, was initially shot at close range and does not appear to have been killed while running away, according to experts who reviewed the official autopsy and toxicology report. [Snip] The newspaper had St. Louis medical examiner Dr. Michael Graham, who is not part of the official...
  • Federal Persecutors

    10/22/2014 5:49:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | John Stossel
    A group of Washington overlords -- federal prosecutors -- sometimes break rules and wreck people's lives. President Obama may soon appoint one of them to be America's next Attorney General. The prosecutorial bullying is detailed in a new book by Sidney Powell, "Licensed to Lie." She reports that the Department of Justice's narcissistic and dishonest prosecutors destroy people by doing things like deliberately withholding evidence. Remember the Arthur Andersen accounting firm? It was killed off by ambitious prosecutors who claimed the company helped Enron commit accounting fraud and then shredded the evidence. But instead of charging people who allegedly ordered...
  • California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else

    10/22/2014 5:41:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/22/14
    A regulatory change in California has placed abortion in the category of ‘basic health services’ all insurance plans must cover. Even those churches buy.
  • Did Fremont, N.H. Just Have Its First Homicide Ever?

    10/22/2014 5:34:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    boston.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Chris Caesar
    The town of Fremont went 250 years without a single reported murder—until today. Police are investigating an “apparent homicide” in a home at 269 Main St. after a body was found there early Friday morning. Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim or a man they are seeking in connection with the investigation.
  • Kochs’ next dastardly deed: Creating good public defenders for low-income accused

    10/22/2014 5:32:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    They’re the worst: Koch Industries, in partnership with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, is financing a program to provide scholarships and training for public defenders. The grant will also pay for a review of indigent defense programs to see what works in providing legal representation to those who can’t afford it.Charles G. Koch, the chairman of Koch Industries, said in a statement that the grant was a way “to make the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of an individual’s right to counsel a reality for all Americans, especially those who are the most disadvantaged in our society.”The company’s interest grew...
  • Richest people in each U.S. state: See who represents Florida

    10/22/2014 5:27:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    bizjournals.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Megen Ribbens
    Wealth-X this week released its list of the richest person in each of the 50 states and ranked them by estimated net worth. Micky Arison, chairman of Carnival Corp. — the world's largest cruise line, is the wealthiest individual in Florida with an estimated net worth of $6.5 billion.....
  • Embarrassing Economists

    10/22/2014 5:24:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    So as to give some perspective, I'm going to ask readers for their guesses about human behavior before explaining my embarrassment by some of my fellow economists. Suppose the prices of ladies jewelry rose by 100 percent. What would you predict would happen to sales? What about a 25 or 50 percent price increase? I'm going to guess that the average person would predict that sales would fall. Would you make the same prediction about auto sales if cars' prices rose by 100 percent or 25 or 50 percent? Suppose that you're the CEO of General Motors and your sales...
  • Liberals attack First Amendment in Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas and Idaho

    10/22/2014 5:16:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    Speech isn't free if politicians don't like it.The Wall Street Journal has lately been performing a real public service by chronicling the efforts of Wisconsin lawmakers, prosecutors and some judges to basically obliterate the First Amendment as it pertains to political speech. No one has passed a law saying you can be arrested for what you say. The usurpation of liberty never works like that. Rather, a complicated web of bureaucracies and legal authorities have established regulations in the name of "fairness" or "good goverment" or "transparency" or what-have-you.The real-life impact is set traps for advocacy groups who aren't trying...
  • Ebola researchers frustrated by lack of support until outbreak hits

    10/22/2014 4:13:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Judith White, who runs a research lab at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health to test potential countermeasures against Ebola in March — just as Liberia was confirming its first two cases of the deadly virus. The project, a collaboration of the university, the Army and a drug company, showed promising early results: Mice injected with two compounds — one used in a drug to treat female infertility, the other found in a breast cancer drug — showed immunity to Ebola. But a few months later, not...
  • FERGUSON PROTESTERS CHASE CNN NEWS REPORTER OFF LIVE BROADCAST [Video]

    10/22/2014 2:03:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 10/21/14 | Kerry Picket
    CNN reporter Sarah Sidener’s on air stand up in Ferguson, Missouri was disrupted on Monday night when supporters of Michael Brown surrounded Sidener and her cameraman and demanded that they leave the area. The video at Ferguson, shot by Bassem Masri a local activist, includes Masri and others accusing CNN of lying about the Michael Brown case and supporting “Zionists.”
  • Syrian Air Force Carries Out 200 Strikes In 36 Hours

    10/22/2014 12:46:16 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 20 replies
    BEIRUT, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 air strikes around the country in the past 36 hours, a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday, a rapid increase in government raids as U.S.-led forces bomb Islamist insurgents elsewhere. The intensified strikes by President Bashar al-Assad's forces will add to the fear among his opponents that the government is taking advantage of the U.S. raids on Islamic State to attack other foes, including opposition groups that Washington backs. Analysts say the increase could be because the Syrian military wants to weaken rebel groups before...
  • Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

    10/22/2014 12:06:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    FORT WORTH, Texas — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. They believe that information is being withheld, along with additional medical records, by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan died Oct. 8....
  • Ferguson City Officials Prepare For Violence If Darren Wilson Is Not Indicted (Or if he is)

    10/21/2014 11:46:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Source ^ | October 21, 2014 | Tamara El
    If the rumors are true and there is no indictment of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, city officials are making plans for violent unrest.According to St. Louis Public Radio, Ferguson is preparing for “every possible outcome” of the grand jury’s investigation into the death of the 18-year old. “I’m just being real. If there’s no indictment and there’s an evacuation situation, then we need to be prepared for that,” city spokesman Devin James told SLPR. “If there is an indictment and there’s celebratory unrest, we need to be prepared for that. The city and...
  • Rick Perry Announces New Ebola Containment Center

    10/21/2014 11:19:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 21, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Responding to the Ebola crisis that gripped Dallas, Governor Rick Perry announced on Tuesday the creation of a containment facility in North Texas to treat individuals with the deadly virus. Perry's hope is that such a facility will protect health care workers and prevent Ebola from spreading to the greater public. A designated space at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will additionally be utilized as a containment facility. The governor said in a statement provided to Breitbart Texas, "In the event of another diagnosis this facility will allow us to act quickly to limit the virus’ reach...
  • Flying Underpants Cause Highway Crash

    10/21/2014 10:28:42 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 22, 10:27 am ET | unknown
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A pair of flying underpants caused a crash on a German highway when they landed on a driver's face and blocked his view, police said Tuesday. A police spokesman in the central town of Gotha said one of a group of naked men in a van threw the underwear into a Volkswagen Passat as they passed it on a busy stretch of one of Germany's notoriously speedy autobahns. "The underpants landed on the driver's face, causing him to ram the truck ahead from behind," said the spokesman, adding that he did not know why the men were...
  • Obama praises Supreme Court on gay marriage, has no plans to be a justice

    10/21/2014 9:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 20, 2014 | Robert Barnes
    The life of a Supreme Court justice would be “a little bit too monastic” for President Obama, according to an interview he gave the New Yorker about his legal legacy. Obama also praised the Supreme Court’s recent decision not to review lower-court rulings that struck down state prohibitions on same-sex marriage, saying he believes that the Constitution provides gays the right to marry. And he said that 81-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “gets to decide, not anybody else, when she chooses to go” into retirement. Obama made the remarks to the magazine’s legal correspondent, Jeffrey Toobin. Toobin noted that the...
  • Obamacare Used to Register Voters

    10/21/2014 9:33:58 PM PDT · by upchuck · 6 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Last spring, John* purchased health insurance through the Washington State healthcare exchange. He was surprised when, last month, he received an email from the exchange at the address he’d provided when he signed up. The email was entitled, “Voter Registration Information.” It read, in part:“ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you would like to register to vote or update your information, visit the Washington Secretary of State website at https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote?Org=confidHBE&language=en” “I did think it was an effort to [register voters] for the Democrat party,” says John, a union member for the better part of four decades.He wasn’t the only healthcare...
  • Ebola Debuts on Americans' List of Top U.S. Problems

    10/21/2014 8:58:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin McCarthy
    As the quarantine period ends for people exposed to the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola, the virus for the first time ranks among the top 10 issues Americans consider to be the most important ones facing the country. However, Ebola still ranks behind five other issues, including the economy (17%), dissatisfaction with government (16%) and unemployment (10%), and ties several others.These results come from an Oct. 12-15 Gallup poll, conducted while dozens of people in the U.S. were still being quarantined after coming in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who died earlier this month from...
  • Wisconsin Pro-Life Group: Emily’s List Lying About Ultrasound Bill Scott Walker Signed

    10/21/2014 8:54:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | 10.21.14 | Steven Ertelt
    Leading pro-abortion groups are attacking pro-life Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is facing a tough re-election battle in this purple state. The out-of-state and extreme pro-abortion group Emily’s List is making false claims about Sony’a Law, the pro-life bill Walker signed that allows women a chance to see their unborn baby in an ultrasound while considering an abortion. The pro-abortion groups claim Walker is violating women’s privacy by forcing them to have a transvaginal utlrasound — a claim the state’s leading pro-life e group rejects. ultrasound3d18Wisconsin Right to Life’s Executive Director, Heather Weininger, stated, “We only have to look at...
  • Political Polarization & Media Habits

    10/21/2014 8:22:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Pew Research ^ | October 21, 2014 | By Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried, Jocelyn Kiley and Katerina Eva Matsa
    When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends, they are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals, according to a new Pew Research Center study.
  • Death of Klinghoffer Is Your Problem, I’m Not Jewish!

    10/21/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 18 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 21, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — October 21, 2014 … Over 4,000 people attended a demonstration yesterday against the “Death of Klinghoffer” opera in New York City. Many were Jewish, some were Christian. All were angry. They all had one objective – to illustrate that this opera about a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound man, who was shot in the head by Palestinian terrorists on the Achille Lauro cruise ship in 1985 was an act of terror – not art. After hearing former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani discuss the First Amendment and how it also applied to the protesters, listening...
  • Ferguson Protesters Anticipate Bad News In Michael Brown Case

    10/21/2014 8:01:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 21, 2014 | Mariah Stewart
    FERGUSON, Mo. -- Demonstrators calling for the arrest of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, are anticipating that the officer will not be charged. Many of them are predicting widespread protests if the grand jury reviewing the case decides to acquit Wilson. A crowd of around 100 gathered Monday along South Florissant Road, with many calling for the arrest of Wilson, who killed Brown in this St. Louis suburb on Aug. 9. Two demonstrators, one of whom was a state senator, were taken into custody outside the Ferguson Police Department after they...
  • Stanley: Shame on Monica Lewinsky

    10/21/2014 8:01:19 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2014 | Timothy Stanley
    Shameless. There's no other word to describe Monica Lewinsky. Sixteen years after her affair with President Bill Clinton became public knowledge, she's returned to the limelight with a campaign against cyberbullying -- of which she claims to have been "patient zero." Ignore the fact that she was patently not the primary victim in the Zippergate affair (poor Hillary Clinton was) or that any comparison with someone suffering a disease, especially at a time when people are dropping dead from Ebola, is tasteless in the extreme. What's most depressing is that when she rejoined the public stage, she said she was...
  • Reading the early voting tea leaves: Republicans closing the gap

    10/21/2014 7:55:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    It’s October 21, and according to publicly available data from early-voting states, almost 2 million votes are already banked in states across the country. As early voting became more prevalent, Democrats first owned this pre-Election month of GOTV, but Republicans have been closing in on their efforts. The numbers “banked” before Election Day are an uncertain gauge of turn-out or results, because the practice of early voting is young enough not to have solid established patterns. Still, political scientists and analysts will take any data port in an anecdote storm, and a good map for Republicans paired with gains...
  • The Internet Didn't Bully You, Ms. Lewinsky -- Bill Clinton and the Democrat Party Did That

    10/21/2014 7:33:03 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | October 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Monica Lewinsky, speaking of rejection, let me tell you something. It's about time that somebody -- well, this is gonna be hard, because, look, there's a plausible explanation for her being messed up. You know that long, detailed monologue I did on the day we had that blockbuster story that WMD's were found in Iraq and that Karl Rove and people in the White House had made an active political decision to cover up the discovery ... So, in a certain sense, Monica Lewinsky has been a victim of similar things with what the Democrat Party and the willing...
  • Iowa: Sick Ad Claims Pro-Life Joni Ernst Doesn’t Care About Sexual Assault Victims

    10/21/2014 7:03:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | Sarah Zagorski
    According to the latest USA Today/Suffolf University poll, pro-life Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) has a narrow lead over pro-abortion Rep. Bruce Braley. Among likely voters, she leads Braley 47%-43%. Ernst is an officer in the Army National Guard and has successful presented herself as a potential leader for Iowa. But a new television ad released by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee attacks Ernst’s pro-life views. The ad features an Iowa nurse named Kim Tweedy who says she has worked on the sexual assault response team. joniernstTweedy says, “I’ve seen lots of cases, many of them are very brutal. It breaks your...
  • Opposing Football Teams Unite To Help A Little Fan with Down Syndrome Make the Play of the Game

    10/21/2014 6:50:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    IJ Review ^ | Oct. 21,2014 | India Moorehouse
    Eight-year-old Gabe, featured in this video, is the younger brother of one of the players, and honorary captain of the Rhinelander’s Junior Varsity football team. According to his older brother who posted the video to reddit, Gabe has Down Syndrome and is the Rhinelander’s biggest fan. During the last game of the Hodag’s season, the team put Gabe into play, and orchestrated it so he would be guaranteed to score a touchdown. He is only eight, after all. What makes it more special is that the opposing team, Mosinee, fumbled and flopped all over the field as though they were...
  • UN Biodiversity Conference Pushes Global Redistribution, Restriction, Regimentation

    10/21/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 October 2014 | William F. Jasper
    UN Biodiversity Conference Pushes Global Redistribution, Restriction, Regimentation 20 October 2014 “Resource mobilization” and “capacity building” were two of the key terms that dominated the recently concluded United Nations “biodiversity” conference in Korea. “Resource mobilization,” as the reader may guess, refers to increasing government funding (i.e., increasing taxation) to support biodiversity programs and research. “Capacity building,” a favorite phrase at the UN, refers to foreign aid transfers from the developed to the lesser developed countries, which means either government-to-government or government-to-UN agency transfers of wealth.The 12th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP12) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity...
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY: THE UNAPOLOGETIC BENEFICIARY OF A TERROR REGIME

    10/21/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    Political Illusions Exposed ^ | October 21, 2014 | C. Nethery
    DESCRIPTION: Georgetown University is the beneficiary of funds from Qatar, the same country which funds Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Let us imagine a hypothetical scenario, shall we? You have a friend. In spite of a few personal shortcomings and a penchant for choosing some unsavory friends in his other social groups, from what you can tell, he shares similar ideals, political views and objectives. One day, your friend approaches you with an idea. “Why don’t I build and pay for a ‘mother-in-law’ suite in my backyard which you can live in, and you’ll only have to pay for the...
  • FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Part Of Oktoberfest Are You Quiz - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    10/21/2014 5:59:57 PM PDT · by LUV W · 141 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
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  • Monica Lewinsky’s return is scaring Hillary’s backers

    10/21/2014 5:06:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    When Monica Lewinsky reemerged in the May issue of Vanity Fair, many speculated that the timing of the infamous former White House internÂ’s return to the spotlight was relatively good news for Hillary Clinton. It suggested, some speculated, that LewinskyÂ’s determination to air the dirty laundry of the 1990s in early 2014 was good timing for Clinton, and that the issue would be fully litigated long before the 2016 campaign began in earnest. That assumption went out the window this month when Lewinsky joined Twitter and began to speak openly and without regret about the incident that made hers...
  • Oh, Boy (Woman dresses her 4-year-old son in pink tutus. - Slate)

    10/21/2014 5:04:18 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 22 replies
    Slate ^ | 10/21/14 | Emily Yoffe
    Q. My Sister’s Parenting: My sister has this idea that she shouldn’t confine her son to traditional gender stereotypes. Recently she started dressing him in feminine clothing. He is 4 years old and gets teased at his day care and has expressed many times how much he hates his dresses and pink tutus. She keeps telling him the other children are wrong to tease him and he should be proud of dressing that way. What can I say to her without insulting her parenting skills? A: Your sister’s behavior will not have your son embrace her ideals of gender fluidity,...
  • SURVEY: WOMEN DON'T NEED TO TAKE THEIR HUSBANDS' LAST NAME

    10/21/2014 5:01:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 10/21/2014 | by Peter Moore
    Most people believe that it is up to the woman getting married whether she takes her husband's last name or not - but that kids should generally get their father's name The wedding of Amal Alamuddin to George Clooney in Venice has been one of the most talked about events of 2014. Amal, who is a prominent human rights lawyer in the UK, caused a certain amount of controversy due to her decision to take Clooney's last name as her own. Furthermore, unlike many women with professional careers, she will also professionally be known as 'Amal Clooney' instead of 'Amal...
  • New flier from Georgia Democrats: You must vote in November to … prevent another Ferguson

    10/21/2014 4:50:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | AllahPundit
    Note that this comes from the Georgia Democratic Party itself, not some no-name outside outfit that’s looking to boost its profile by tossing racial grenades.One of the fun subplots of this campaign is watching Democrats, starting with The One himself, feign anger at Republicans for using fear to gain an advantage while they scaremonger in increasingly cartoonish ways themselves. Mark Udall went so nuts with his “Cory Gardner hates women” message in Colorado that the Denver Post finally threw up its hands in disgust and endorsed Gardner. Now, with two weeks to go and red-state Democrats desperate to survive,...
  • How Many Mexican Americans will ever visit Mexico?

    10/21/2014 4:34:40 PM PDT · by Vendome · 38 replies
    Vanity | 10/21/14 | Vendome
    So the question comes down to really the difference between being Persian, full blooded, and wanting to see Iran someday or calling yourself Mexican and maybe one day "returning" to Mexico, for a visit. How many Mexicans could possibly visit Mexico and return to America the country of the birth? Is there a parallel to Persians and Do called Mexicans?
  • Groups file FOIA suit over Artesia detention center

    10/21/2014 4:32:13 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 1 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 21, 2014 | ABQ Journal Staff
    Immigrant rights groups filed a Freedom of Information Act court action in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to compel the release of documents regarding the use of the expedited removal process against families with children, including those detained at the family detention center in Artesia, N.M. The groups, in a news release, said the government has not publicly released critical information about the procedures governing its operations at the facility, despite the potentially life-threatening consequences for the women and children detained there.
  • In 5 Minutes, Lila Rose and Kristan Hawkins Expose the $1 Billion Abortion Industry

    10/21/2014 2:50:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life news ^ | 10.21.14 | Josh Shepherd
    Recently appearing on a live presentation broadcast in 1,400 churches nationwide, Lila Rose and Kristan Hawkins shared with Tony Perkins of Family Research Council how they became pro-life activists at age 15 — inspired to speak up for the pre-born who have no voice: Rose, who heads up the new media movement Live Action, quickly provides a few key statistics on “the sheer loss of life — what abortion is doing to women, to men, to our society”: Over 1 million American children are lost per year to the violence of abortion Led by Planned Parenthood, the abortion industry in...
  • Paying Taxes and Going to Jail Like Adults; Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too (Daily Beast)

    10/21/2014 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/06/14 | Jillian Keenan
    Right now, millions of Americans are disenfranchised by our political process. They can pay taxes and contribute to social security, but they can’t vote. They can be sentenced to life in prison, but they can’t vote. Every day, their bodies, lives and futures are affected by politicians and policies they did not choose. Who am I talking about? Felons? Guess again. We need to lower the voting age. This is a prime moment to ask ourselves whether our voting system is yet fully equitable. Last month, Scotland made history when, for the first time in British politics, 16- and 17-year...
  • Sheriff Arpaio: Border Tensions So High Top US Law Enforcement Officials Afraid to Enter Mexico

    10/21/2014 2:23:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/14
    While trying to work on initiatives to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs flooding our border with Mexico, Arpaio said, "I'll tell you whats sad, all the top law enforcement officials told me don't go into Mexico." "Isn't that sad law enforcement is afraid to cross that border and go inside Mexico. I just cant believe it," he added. "I did talk to four federal officers, I had to stick my arm through the fence to shake their hands."
  • Czar Klain: No Way To Run a Republic

    10/21/2014 1:41:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 21, 2014
    On Friday, addressing mounting concerns about a medical crisis in the U.S., President Obama named the noted epidemiologist Dr. Ronald Klain as the country’s “Ebola czar.” Dr. Klain…. Oh, sorry, that didn’t happen. The new Ebola czar is not an expert in infectious diseases, or in public health, or even a doctor. To Washington insiders, Ron Klain, a high-stakes Democratic Party operative, is most famous for his role in Florida legal challenges surrounding the 2000 presidential election. Those with longer memories remember Klain’s work as the Al Gore aide who labored to raise more than $100 million for the Democratic...
  • Citizen Pulls Over Police Officer

    10/21/2014 1:26:01 PM PDT · by dware · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10.20.2014 | Emily Scharnhorst
    Citizen's arrests date back to medieval times. They are arrests made by a person who is not acting as a sworn law-enforcement official. Generally, citizens are encouraged to be mindful of unlawfulness and to take action when they see it.
  • Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says "Overpopulation" Top Concern

    10/21/2014 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    Ron Klain on the "top leadership issue in the world today."
  • Ebola, race and fear (Only in the US, of course)

    10/21/2014 12:57:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    BBC News Echo Chambers ^ | October 21, 2014 | Anthony Zurcher, Editor, Echo Chambers
    The examples of Ebola hysteria in the US are starting to get too numerous to count. Two students from Rwanda, 2,600 miles away from West Africa, are sent home from a New Jersey elementary school for 21 days. A Maine high school teacher is given three weeks off because she attended a convention in Dallas, Texas. A Texas college sends out letters to prospective students from disease-free Nigeria that informing them that they are no longer accepting applications from countries with "confirmed Ebola cases". A Pennsylvania high-school football player is met by chants of "Ebola" from the opposing team. A...
  • Voter to POTUS: "Don't Touch My Girlfriend"

    10/21/2014 12:24:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday we had this -- we lifted the temporary ban. Well, no, we lifted the permanent ban on PMSNBC temporarily yesterday for an audio sound bite from Tina Brown in which she said that Barack Hussein O, Democrat, first African-American president, is making women feel unsafe. He makes them feel unsafe. His policies are making them feel unsafe, and this is why women are abandoning Obama. Now, try this coincidence. Obama voted yesterday in Chicago. First day of early voting. So, you know, Obama's a stud, right? I mean, everybody thinks he's a stud. Everybody knows this...
  • Obama Throws Democrats Under Bus

    10/21/2014 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So how about Barack Obama, how about this guy? You've got all these Democrats, these Democrat incumbents, and they're running for reelection, and they don't want him anywhere near them. They're doing everything they can to distance themselves from his policies, because the polling data is what it is. We talked yesterday about people who think the country's wandering aimlessly, no direction, things are spiraling out of control. There's no accountability. There's no reliability. Everything, all these traditions, all these institutions that people used to be able to count on and rely on have gone kaput now....
  • 10 yr old competitive shooter seeks to inspire others

    10/21/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This isn’t the sort of breaking news, horror show healine which generally makes the rounds when talking about kids and guns, but it’s a nice story which deserves a little more visibility. An “iReport” feature on CNN describes the education and competitive record of ten year old target shooter Shyanne Roberts of New Jersey. Meet Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter who is out to prove something: Children with guns don’t always mean disaster.“I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader,” said the girl. “Kids and guns don’t always mean bad things happen.”The Franklinville, New...
  • Jordan's King Abdullah warns against Islamic and Zionist extremism

    10/21/2014 11:31:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/21/2014 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    Afted Islamic extremism with “Zionist extremism” in remarks on Monday regarding the fight against terrorism. He made the comments during a meeting with Jordan’s president and members of the Lower House’s Democratic Gathering Bloc. While saying that there was a civil war taking place between moderate and extremist camps within Islam, the Jordanian monarch added that at the same time, “there is Zionist extremism,” and that “stakeholders should acknowledge there is extremism in all camps,” The Jordan Times reported...
  • Eric Frein sightings: How 'wilderness ninja' has outfoxed 1,000 cops

    10/21/2014 10:47:47 AM PDT · by dware · 58 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10.21.2014 | Patrik Jonsson
    Atlanta — Two fresh sightings of alleged sniper Eric Frein has resulted in more closed public schools in northern Pennsylvania and a shift in a massive manhunt to near where Mr. Frein went to high school – and where he was a member of the high school rifle team.