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  • THEY’RE ALLOWED TO SHOOT CHILDREN ON THE STREET

    07/22/2014 12:37:34 AM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Andy, walking down a street in Santa Rosa. (the patrol car chirped, an officer came out shouting then shooting). Erick Gelhaus— fired 8 large hollow point slugs at 13-year-old Andy Lopez. One missed. DA Ravitch, released her exoneration explaining in appalling detail Andy's (how to buy a child drugg smear)... Jill's picked “drug & drink " expert review concerning (Eric)the shooter and his partner's BDA content have been omitted from Dr. Jones. The DA (office) paid Jones to review the (after action) lab results and (to) compare them to what was "known" about Eric and Andy's drug and alcohol use....
  • Hobby Lobby Makes Atheists Knit Bricks

    07/21/2014 10:07:34 PM PDT · by Huntress · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Celina Durgin
    In response to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, atheists are sitting around knitting. And in this time of national crisis, they are knitting bricks. Worried about the supposedly crumbling wall of separation between church and state, the Secular Coalition for America (SCA) launched a “Knit a Brick” campaign to “harness outrage” at the ruling. The group will send yarn bricks to the Supreme Court, Congress, or White House staffers. Targets will be selected based on the number of bricks the Coalition’s high command receives by August 5, according to Religionnews.com. If organizers collect 400 bricks, they will send them...
  • First Kiwi lesbian “marriage” over already?

    07/21/2014 10:00:14 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 14 replies
    Conjugality ^ | 17 July, 2014 | Carolyn Moynihan
    New Zealand’s first same-sex “marriage” is shaping up to become the country’s first same-sex divorce. Less than a year since they became the poster girls for the country’s new legal definition of marriage (last August) the NZ Herald reports that Melissa Ray, a former Ferns football player, and Natasha Vitali, a sales rep, are “believed to have split”. The main source of the story appears to be Ms Vitali’s Facebook page on which the following poem appeared yesterday: Drink it down, laugh it off, Avoid the drama, take chances, And never have regrets Because at one point everything you did...
  • Gay domestic violence: the hatred that dare not speak its name

    07/21/2014 9:50:21 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 7 replies
    On Line Opinion ^ | 22 July, 2014 | B. Terpstra
    To be clear, in America's polite upper-middleclass circles, gay domestic violence is the hatred that dare not speak its name. Ditto "progressive" Australia. For the media class, at least, would prefer to talk about white picket fences, rainbow flags and same-sex wedding cakes. The message: Think pretty things. Still, even MSNBC can't wish away ugliness. As one underreported UCLA study found: Although reported incidences of intimate partner violence, or IPV, are widespread, especially among women and certain ethnic groups, reported IPV was surprisingly high among lesbians, gays and bisexuals in California, who are almost twice as likely to experience violence...
  • Israel Miracle? Gaza Strip Hamas Complain, ‘Their God Changes The Paths Of Our Rockets In Mid-Air’

    07/21/2014 9:17:12 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    Headlines in Israel claim miracles are protecting the Jews during the Gaza Strip ground war, with one headline proclaiming that Hamas terrorists are complaining about God changing the direction of rockets in mid-air. In a related report by The Inquisitr, Hamas leader are worth millions of dollars and critics claim they have been skimming money from donations. The issue of donations also came up in regards to the support provided to the Gaza Strip by Israel since the Hamas tunnels were built with cement provided by the government. Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1364461/israel-miracle-gaza-strip-hamas-complain-their-god-changes-the-paths-of-our-rockets-in-mid-air/#Y7ilHKkEq1jpAwHq.99
  • La Bestia will no longer transport Central American Migrants -

    07/21/2014 9:01:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    SanDiegoRed ^ | July 14, 2014 | Cal Trimble
    Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior is set to implement restrictions. MEXICO.- La Bestia, the train that hundreds of Central Americans travel on top of and in between its wagons on their journey through Mexico to the U.S. border, may no longer be used for this purpose. According to Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, measures are being taken to restrict non-permitted use of the train. La Bestia has already claimed the lives of many migrants riding on it, and has also resulted in hundreds of injuries (including dismemberment) to those who have fallen off it. In an...
  • WATCH: Marines Confront a Man Impersonating An Army Sergeant Major (Video)

    07/21/2014 8:34:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 1 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-21-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsAt a military funeral this weekend in Florida, a couple of Marines confronted a man dressed in a U.S. Army dress uniform. The back-and-forth, in West Palm Beach on Sunday, started off well enough, with polite questions about his medals and ribbons.  Then the Marines started to real suspicious of the self-proclaimed “sergeant major.” WATCH:
  • On Twitter now: Help trend #VAsurge

    07/21/2014 8:16:30 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 4 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 21, 2014 | Me
    There is a Twitter campaign on now to generate support for our veterans by tweeting messages with the hashtag #VAsurge. I'm calling on FReepers with Twitter accounts to help out by posting supportive messages with the #VAsurge hashtag.
  • Gov. Brown signs bill to diversify California's health care exchange board

    07/21/2014 7:44:32 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 07/21/2014 | Tracy Seipel
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill that will diversify the expertise of the five-member board of directors of Covered California, the state's health care exchange. While previous state law limited the expertise of board members to only those with experience in certain health care fields, Senate Bill 972 by Sen. Norma Torres (D-Pomona) expands the criteria to allow individuals with expertise in marketing, information technology, management information systems and cultural competency in enrollment counseling.
  • Obama shares support for DC statehood

    07/21/2014 7:36:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    President Obama said Monday that as a Washington, D.C., resident he supported statehood for the District of Columbia’s 650,000 inhabitants. "I'm in D.C., so I'm for it," Obama said Monday at a town-hall event to promote his "My Brother's Keeper" program. Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/212839-obama-supports-dc-statehood#ixzz38A2jYBPp Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • The Way This City Is Tackling Gas Prices Has Some People Crying ‘Socialism’

    07/21/2014 7:06:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | july 21, 2014 | zach noble
    The town of Somerset, Kentucky, opened a city-run filling station on Saturday, the Associated Press reported, offering gas to the public at below-market rates. From the Associated Press: The Somerset Fuel Center opened to the public selling regular unleaded gas for $3.36 a gallon, a bit lower than some nearby competitors. In the first three hours, about 75 customers fueled up at the no-frills stations, where there are no snacks, no repairs and only regular unleaded gas. The mayor says the station was created in response to years of grumbling by townspeople about stubbornly high gas prices in Somerset, a city...
  • Israeli Christian Leader: 'We Must Unite Against Terror'

    07/21/2014 6:48:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/21/2014 | Paul Bois
    On Monday, Father Gabriel Nadaf, a leader in Israel's Greek-Orthodox Church, wrote a letter to various ambassadors stationed in Israel asking they support the IDF during Operation Protective Edge and unite against terrorist to "safeguard the Holy Land." Here is the complete text: Edmond Burke, the 18th century Irish philosopher and political theorist, said, ‘The only thing necessary for evil to win is for good men to do nothing.’ Therefore, we are all brothers in the face of evil, with no regard to religion, race, and faith. The outcry about the atrocities we are crying out together. As the spiritual father of...
  • Are The Obamas Buying A Home In Rancho Mirage? [No, Not in Compton!]

    07/21/2014 6:45:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 21, 2014
    July 21, 2014 Are The Obamas Buying A Home In Rancho Mirage? President Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be the owners of a home in Rancho Mirage listed at $4.25 million before the month is out. The First Family is believed to be in escrow on a contemporary home in a gated community where entertainers Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby once maintained estates. The White House said rumors regarding a home in Rancho Mirage are not true. But area real estate agents, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Obamas are the buyers of the Rancho...
  • WH: We Haven't Changed the President's Schedule Amid Crises Because it Might Scare People

    07/21/2014 6:38:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Guy Benson
    On Thursday, we chronicled President Obama's series of decisions to carry on with his public schedule -- a burger joint photo op, a partisan speech on infrastructure spending, and a pair of Manhattan fundraisers -- in the midst of two major international crises. First, Russian-backed and -armed separatists in Ukraine shot down a commercial airliner, killing nearly 300 innocent civilians, including one American. The attack marked a dramatic and lethal escalation of the war in Eastern Ukraine, in which Russia is a malignant and destructive actor. New evidence appears to indicate that Moscow has been highly interested in obtaining the...
  • What would you say to John Boehner? Another email from nobama

    07/21/2014 6:14:54 PM PDT · by upchuck · 6 replies
    email | July 21, 2014 | Jim Messina
    Jim Messina, the Chair of Organizing for Action is ticked off. AT US!... ------------------------------------------------------------------------- No, you didn't just wake up from a bad dream. John Boehner and House leaders are actually moving forward with their plan to sue the President. Of course, it's an unbelievable waste of time and taxpayer dollars -- and when you think about what Speaker Boehner hasn't gotten done for the American people, it's even more outrageous. Name any issue you've wanted to see progress on, and you can be pretty damn sure the House hasn't done anything meaningful to move it forward. That isn't working...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: 21.07.14- 139 day prayer Marathon.

    07/21/2014 6:12:11 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    21.07.14-139 day prayer Marathon. Donets-city of joy and roses, turns into a city of sorrow and tears. Bus station "South" is closed, railway station works, but only intermittently, the market partially destroyed after the shelling, in Petrovsky district Admin town fighting, more difficult to leave the city. Today all day were evacuating the people, do not know how many calls were made, negotiation, listening to hysteria and outspoken accusations, but all this can be described as panic and fear of the real face of death. Ask God for wisdom and patience. It's hard to say how many dozens of people...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina ~ 22 JULY 2014

    07/21/2014 5:59:07 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 52 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Jackson, Columbia, South CarolinaFort Jackson is a United States Army installation, which TRADOC operates on for Basic Combat Training (BCT), and is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This installation is named for Andrew Jackson, a United States Army General and President of the United States of America who was born in the border region of North and South Carolina.Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army, training 50 percent of all soldiers and 70 percent of the women entering the Army each...
  • Mike Duffy’s rise from high school dropout to ‘the Old Duff’ of Ottawa’s power elite

    07/21/2014 5:14:51 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | July 21, 2014 | Don Butler
    Once, before the Senate and the scandals and the infamy, Mike Duffy was the most recognizable broadcaster in Canada, beloved by millions who relied on his insider accounts to interpret the machinations of political Ottawa. That seems a long time ago now. Since Stephen Harper fulfilled Duffy’s most ardent ambition in December 2008 and named him to the Senate — be careful what you wish for — he has been in a downward spiral of epic proportions. That spiral reached a nadir this week, which began with a report in Maclean’s magazine about legal action in Peru by a woman...
  • New California law limits schools' full-contact football practice

    07/21/2014 4:58:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2014 | By Carolyn Jones
    Sacramento -- Schools in California that have football programs will be forced to limit the number of days and hours young athletes can practice tackling and other full-contact collisions as a way to prevent head injuries, according to a bill signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, restricts full-contact practices to two 90-minute sessions per week during the regular and pre- season, and prohibits tackling during the off-season. "Football is a great sport, but parents want to know if their kids are going to be safe," said Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova),...
  • Apollo 11 patch flown on 1st moon landing to launch with astronauts to Mars

    07/21/2014 4:45:59 PM PDT · by workerbee · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/21/14 | Robert Z. Pearlman
    When American astronauts make the next "giant leap" by launching to Mars, they will bring with them a memento from the first moon landing 45 years ago. NASA on Monday will present the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with a mission patch that Apollo 11 crew mates Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins carried to the moon in 1969, collectSPACE has learned. The patch will be held at the spaceport until the first crew is ready to lift off for the Red Planet on a mission NASA plans for the 2030s.
  • Win 200 Copies of “Everyone’s a Theologian” for Your Church

    07/21/2014 4:21:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 7/21/14 | Nathan Bingham
    Thanks to Reformation Trust, Ligonier Ministries is giving away a church prize pack that consists of 200 copies of R.C. Sproul’s latest book, Everyone’s a Theologian. This prize pack will be shipped to a church of the winner’s choice located within the United States of America or Canada. In addition to the church prize pack, ten other winners will receive a single copy of Everyone’s a Theologian. “Everyone’s a Theologian is anything but a dry discussion of minute points of doctrine. R.C. Sproul, demonstrating his trademark ability to make complex subjects easy to understand, surveys the basic truths of the...
  • When the World Looked to America, Ronaldus Magnus Answered the Call

    07/21/2014 4:16:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Robbie in Panama City, Florida. Hi, Robbie. Great to have you on the program. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush. I appreciate you taking my call. I'm a first-time caller. RUSH: How you doing, Robbie? CALLER: I'm doing good, my friend. RUSH: Good. CALLER: Hey, I just wanted to make a comment. I don't agree with some things you say, and I agree with a lot of things you say, but I think we got a little bit too much criticism towards our president over this downed Malaysian airline that we know was shot down. That's all we...
  • New Program Helps Elderly Deal With Climate Change

    07/21/2014 4:12:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Rhode Island Public Radio ^ | July 21, 2014 | By AMBAR ESPINOZA
    A program designed to help Rhode Island's older adult population prepare for climate change threats is one of several projects that will receive federal money as part of the state's disaster recovery action plan. This program will receive $150,000 over the next two years. Julia Gold, the health department's climate change program manager, said the agency and its partners will develop these plans during a pilot project to kick off this fall in Washington County. The grant to support this program comes from federal money designed to help long-term recovery efforts related to Hurricane Sandy.
  • Libs Uncomfortable with Obama's Refusal to Change His Schedule to Do His Job

    07/21/2014 4:09:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, now we know why Obama felt obligated to speak about the Ukraine situation today, yet again. There was a story in the New York Times a couple of days ago, which would have been Saturday. "Sticking to His Travel Plans, at Risk of Looking Bad." As I say, it's in the New York Times. "As smoke billowed from the downed Malaysian jetliner in the fields of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, President Obama pressed ahead with his schedule: "A cheeseburger with fries at the Charcoal Pit in Delaware, a speech about infrastructure and two splashy fund-raisers in...
  • Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers

    07/21/2014 4:08:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    AP viaYouTube ^ | March 21, 2014 | Staff
    President Barack Obama held a signing ceremony for an executive order that will prohibit employment discrimination against those workers by the federal government and its contracting agencies
  • Kidney Stone Risk Creeps North as Climate Changes

    07/21/2014 4:01:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Scientific American ^ | July 21, 2014 | By Umair Irfan-Wanker
    ... In a study published earlier this month in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, Tasian and his collaborators reported that higher average daily temperatures increased the relative risk of forming kidney stones. The results indicate that the changing climate can directly affect human physiology. "We were looking at what is the risk of a patient presenting with stones after daily temperatures rose," he said. The researchers in this case looked at a database of insurance claims from 60,433 patients from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Philadelphia between 2005 and 2011. They assessed the relative risk of kidney stone formation...
  • A Reassuring American Presence Joins Talks on Climate Change With China

    07/21/2014 3:51:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | By JANE PERLEZ
    The presence of John D. Podesta, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and now counselor to President Obama, at the recent United States-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing was a surprise. He is not a China expert. But the Chinese like old hands, aides with proximity to the Oval Office, and Mr. Podesta fills that bill. In addition, Mr. Podesta is passionate about climate change. He returned to the White House this year to help Mr. Obama fulfill his ambitious agenda to reduce coal consumption in the United States, and to shape a new global climate treaty...
  • ‘Lone Star America’ Author: Rick Perry is ‘Seasoned and Prepared’ to Run for President

    07/21/2014 3:49:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    Perhaps no state claims the sense of pride that is evident in Texas. Author Mark Davis talks about this shared sentiment in his new book "Lone Star America." This week, he spoke with Townhall about how Texas is excelling and taking the lead on just about every issue from jobs to energy to the Second Amendment. He shared some insight into policies that allow Texas to thrive economically, as well as his thoughts as to which Texans could be in the White House in 2016. Why write this book now? In 30 plus years of doing radio talk shows, conservatives...
  • Ted Cruz Says Dems Are Holding Immigrant Kids Ransom

    07/21/2014 3:44:12 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 21 July 2014 - 16:45 | Written by Warren Mass
    In a rebuttal to a July 17 press release issued by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) — in which Reid charged that legislation introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to end President Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) was being used as “ransom” — Cruz leveled a charge of his own during a July 20 Fox News interview: "I’ll tell you who’s holding these kids ransom is Harry Reid and the President, because their view is don’t do anything to fix the problem." The increase in the frequency and intensity of the exchanges between leading Republican...
  • IRS agrees to monitor churches for electioneering

    07/21/2014 3:43:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2014 | By Kimberly Winston
    The Internal Revenue Service said it will monitor churches and other houses of worship for electioneering in a settlement reached with an atheist group. The settlement was reached Friday (July 18) in federal court in Madison, Wis., where the initial lawsuit was filed in 2012 by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based atheist advocacy group that claims 20,000 members nationwide. The suit alleged the IRS routinely ignored complaints by the FFRF and others about churches promoting political candidates, issues or proposed legislation. As part of their tax-exempt status, churches and other religious groups are prohibited from engaging in partisan...
  • The Actions of Israel do not Give you the Excuse to Be Anti-Semetic

    07/21/2014 3:39:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The recent killings in Gaza have again helped to bring to the surface a level of prejudice towards Jews. What is quite apparent is that there is a section of Jewish people who are equally disgusted with the actions of Israel. Regardless, of this, sadly some Muslims do tend to become more anti-Jewish during these testing times. Some people may not like this to be stated so bluntly but let us face the facts. Ramadan or no Ramadan the evening discussions centre upon conspiracy theories about how Jewish people are controlling the British media and are intent on burying the...
  • Costly hepatitis C drugs could add $300 to every American’s yearly premium, CVS says

    07/21/2014 3:27:15 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2014 | Stephanie M. Lee
    Gilead Sciences’ new hepatitis C drug receives as much praise for its healing powers as it receives criticism of its price, $84,000 for 12 weeks. Those parallel storylines played out even further in a prominent scientific journal’s latest edition, published online over the weekend.
  • Government needs to act now to help migrant children at the border

    07/21/2014 3:24:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | July 20, 2014 | by Mary Ann McGivern
    I'm home from a week of lobbying in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the refugee children on our southern border. There were 13 of us, 11 from Loretto and two from our Guatemalan sister community, Sagrada Familia. We had appointments with 25 senators and representatives, plus other drop-in visits. We crossed the Capitol between the House and Senate office buildings three or four times each day.NETWORK, LCWR and the Guatemalan Human Rights Commission lent staff to help us refine our message. Maruca and Yolanda from Guatemala told and retold tough accounts of children leaving home to escape gangs, to buy medicine, to...
  • Overpass protest spotlights immigration issues (Santa Rosa, CA)

    07/21/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 8 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jeremy Hay
    Dozens of North Bay residents Saturday joined protesters nationwide who took to highway overpasses to call for changes to immigration policy, spurred by a mass migration, including of 57,000 children, from Central America nations torn by violence. As a steady sound of horns sounded from the highway beneath the overpass just south of Highway 12, George Moretto said of the children streaming to the southern U.S. border: “Of course they need help, but their own countries should help them. They should figure out other means than America; it’s not the only place to go.” A glazier from Santa Rosa, Moretto,...
  • Some Good News: HIV rates decline in US but challenges remain

    07/21/2014 2:49:41 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 14 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-07-20 | Kathleen Blanchard
    Results of a new study show HIV rates have declined in the US. According to the report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), from 2002 to 2011 there was a 30 percent decline in diagnosis of HIV nationwide. Despite the decrease in diagnosis, challenges still remain. Trends in HIV The study authors looked at trends in HIV during the time period among persons age 13 and older, finding 493,372 persons were diagnosed with HIV in the US. The results came from data that is part of the National HIV Surveillance System of the CDC. The biggest...
  • A New Site Allows You to Pay a Detroit Resident's Water Bill

    07/21/2014 2:29:53 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 73 replies
    City Lab ^ | July 21 2014 | Kriston Capps
    Last week, a bankruptcy judge ordered the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to come up with answers for helping residents pay their overdue water bills, in light of the thousands of shut-off notices the agency has issued across the city. While the water authority must present its alternatives in court today, two resourceful women have already come up with one solution.Turn on Detroit's Water is a website that matches donors with Detroiters who are struggling to pay their water bills. The site invites residents with overdue bills to submit their information. From there, the site—which is the work of Tiffani Ashley Bell and Kristy Tillman—matches...
  • The Definitive Elizabeth Warren Storify

    07/21/2014 2:28:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014 | William A. Jacobson
    The story of Elizabeth Warren the media acolytes do not tell. With Elizabeth Warren reaching cult status, and momentum growing to convince her to run for President, it’s worth keeping in mind that Elizabeth Warren’s career is nothing like portrayed. No, I’m not just referring to the Cherokee deal. From her legal representation for large pay of the biggest corporate interests to questions raised by other professors about her academics, there is a story behind Elizabeth Warren which is at risk of going down the memory hole. That’s the main reason we created ElizabethWarrenWiki.org — to preserve the record and...
  • President Obama SECRET MISSION 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    07/21/2014 2:05:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    President Obama is juggling at least two world crises, but it's not cramping his pop culture style -- we've learned he's coming to L.A. this week to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's show. ABC Network sources tell TMZ ... the Prez will come to Kimmel's studio Wednesday to tape a special segment. We're also told a big chunk of the interview will be "serious." The show is shot at the legendary El Capitan theatre on Hollywood Blvd. Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/07/21/president-obama-jimmy-kimmel-live-hollywood/#ixzz388hgyQjw
  • McCain Fires Back at Jon Stewart: 'Gets Away' With Being 'Absolutely Wrong;' Jabs Media (VIDEO)

    07/21/2014 1:55:39 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 21 2014 | Matthew Balan
    On Sunday's Media Buzz, Senator John McCain brushed off Jon Stewart's latest blast at him over the Iraq War. Host Howard Kurtz wondered, "Is Jon Stewart fair to Republicans?" McCain bluntly answered, "No, but it doesn't matter really. He's a comedian." When Kurtz brought up Stewart's "sizable following among young people," the Republican contended that "he's a very entertaining and funny guy, but...when he says things...that are absolutely wrong, he gets away with it." Earlier in the interview, the Fox News Channel host raised the conservative critique about the liberal media's deferential treatment of President Obama. Kurtz wondered if that...
  • CEO of the US, politicians need NOT apply

    07/21/2014 1:31:21 PM PDT · by simka · 52 replies
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    We do not need Hillary or Warren or any career politician. We do not need another leader in debt to big business, financial backers or his party agenda. We do need someone truly independent of all political pressures, capable of resolving all the damage done to this country. The names that come to mind are Ben Carson, Mitt Romney and maybe Ted Cruz. What say you all?
  • Transcript: Retired Border Patrol Officer Zach Taylor explains surge of illegals on U.S. border

    07/21/2014 12:53:04 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 62 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07/19/2014
    This is a chilling interview with Retired Border Patrol Officer Zach Taylor about the surge of illegals coming across the U.S. border right now. If you haven't watched the interview, read this transcript: My name is Zach Taylor. I'm a retired Border Patrol officer. My main job was understanding and having intelligence capabilities about drug smuggling across the U.S. border and human smuggling across the U.S. border to bring contraband and people into the United States. That's what I did for twenty-six years. National security is a component of the immigration laws and the reason that immigration officers exist. Because...
  • Halbig v. Burwell Would Free More Than 57 Million From The ACA's Individual & Employer Mandates

    07/21/2014 12:36:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 21, 2014 | Michael F. Cannon
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, often described as the second-highest court in the land, could rule on Halbig v. Burwell as early as tomorrow. Halbig is one of four lawsuits challenging the legality of the health-insurance subsidies the IRS is dispensing in the 36 states that did not establish a health-insurance Exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “ObamaCare,” and thus have Exchanges established by the federal government. Though the PPACA repeatedly states those subsidies are available only “through an Exchange established by the State,” and there are indications IRS officials knew they...
  • San Juan battle lines drawn (Reliable coal power vs. renewables in NM)

    07/21/2014 12:33:06 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 21, 2014 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    The battle over where New Mexico’s electricity will come from after Public Service Company of New Mexico shuts down half of the coal-fired units at San Juan Generating Station near Farmington is growing. Environmentalists and renewable energy advocates adamantly oppose a PNM proposal to increase its share of coal-generated electricity from San Juan by 132 megawatts after some of the plant’s other co-owners abandon it. They fear PNM is committing New Mexico consumers to another two decades of coal-fired electricity despite rising costs from federal environmental regulations, while squandering an opportunity to double down on renewable energy for the future....
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Conference LIVE

    07/21/2014 12:19:58 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 60 replies
    Livestream ^ | July 21, 2014
    http://new.livestream.com/accounts/4773527/events/3206474 Live coverage of Texas Governor's Press Conference.
  • KNIGHT: A modest proposal for housing illegal immigrants

    07/21/2014 12:13:04 PM PDT · by shove_it · 8 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Robert Knight
    Attention, illegal-immigrant children, gang members and drug smugglers who are still pouring over the border into Texas: If you’re looking for a place to stay while President Obama figures out a way to turn you all into welfare-dependent Democrats, I have just the place. Actually, several. First, head for San Francisco. It’s beautiful this time of year. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, recently proclaimed in Texas that not only was the border between Mexico and the United States meaningless (“It’s a community with a border running through it”), but that she wishes she could take all the...
  • Sowell: Bordering on Madness (Good Read)

    07/21/2014 12:11:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 22, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!" One of the things that make the history of clashes over race or ethnicity such a history of tragedies around the world is that — regardless of whatever particular issue sets off these clashes — many people see the ultimate stakes as their worth as human beings. On that, there is no room for compromise, but only polarization. That is why playing...
  • The media is drafting Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016

    07/21/2014 12:06:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/21/2014 | Noah Rothman
    When asked just how vulnerable former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to a challenge from her left, the Acela Corridor’s political class is quick to note that 2016 is not 2008. They observe that the factors which made Clinton vulnerable to a challenge from then Sen. Barack Obama in 2008 simply do not exist today. For example, those grounded political reporters say, the former secretary is wildly popular among Democrats. They cite polling data which shows the former secretary leading her most likely challenger – the sitting Vice President of the United States – often by more than...
  • Obama: No ‘authentic’ way to be black

    07/21/2014 11:48:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | July 21, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The notion that black men need to act, dress or speak in a certain way to be “authentic” is something that "has to go," President Obama said Monday at an event promoting his initiative to aid young men of color. "The notion that there’s some authentic way of being black, that if you’re going to be black you have to act a certain way and wear a certain kind of clothes, … that has to go, because there are a whole bunch of different ways for African-American men to be authentic," Obama said. "You don’t have to act a certain...
  • Budget to transport illegals across USA approaches $100M

    07/21/2014 11:48:03 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 1 replies
    Breitbart-Texas ^ | 21 Jul 2014, 8:31 AM PDT | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas--The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approved a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 that includes $5.508 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations. Included in that amount is more than $87 million for the transportation of illegal immigrants--most often via plane--from the U.S.-Mexico border to federal facilities around the nation. The FY 2015 bill summary states that the federal government will provide "$87.6 million above the request for the transportation of unaccompanied immigrant children– often via commercial or charter aircraft – from DHS custody to the legally required shelters operated by the Office of...
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital to pay $190 million to settle suits over pelvic exam photos

    07/21/2014 11:43:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 8 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | July 21, 2014 | AP
    Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women's bodies in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck, lawyers said Monday. Dr. Nikita Levy was fired in February 2013, days after an employee alerted hospital authorities about her suspicions. Levy committed suicide 10 days later. Investigators discovered roughly 1,200 videos and 140 images in his home. "All of these women were brutalized by this," said the women's lead attorney, Jonathan Schochor. "Some of these women needed counseling, they were sleepless,...