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  • Evidence: Brown’s DNA Was on Interior Door Handle of Police Vehicle

    11/26/2014 8:51:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 1 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 26, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    DNA Analysis Report released Monday night following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown shows Brown’s DNA was on the interior driver’s-side door handle of Wilson’s police vehicle. That evidence matches with Wilson’s story that Brown reached inside the car and attacked him.
  • First Pro-Truth Witness Murdered? Or, Just Trying To Get To Dorian? DeAndre Joshua found dead...

    11/26/2014 8:43:32 AM PST · by cyn · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 25, 2014 | sundance
    DeAndre Joshua, 20, fits the social profile of an eye-witness who gave a police/FBI statement and testified before the Grand Jury in the Mike Brown shooting case. He was an employed black male, with no history of drug use or illicit behavior. He was also a friend of Dorian Johnson who is currently under protection… …Several of the eye-witnesses, who gave honest testimony to the Grand Jury, were, according to their own statements, warned immediately after the shooting to keep their mouths shut. All of the eye-witnesses were African American. If you read the reports the sense of fear about...
  • Maybe President Obama is Just Trolling?

    11/26/2014 8:34:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    For those who don't know, in Internet parlance, trolling is an effort to elicit outrage from a specific group or the public generally. As the always useful -- but not always G-rated, or spell-checked -- Urban Dictionary explains, "Trolling requires deceiving [sic]; any trolling that doesn't involve decieving [sic] someone isn't trolling at all; it's just stupid." (Pro tip: When spelling "deceiving," remember it's "i before e except after c.") The definition continues: "As such, your victim must not know that you are trolling; if he does, you are an unsuccesful [sic] troll. I don't like the president's executive action...
  • Is Harvard unfair to Asians?

    11/26/2014 8:03:57 AM PST · by Macoozie · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | YASCHA MOUNK
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — NEARLY a century ago, Harvard had a big problem: Too many Jews.
  • The Myth of the Unarmed Man

    11/26/2014 7:56:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Policemag.com ^ | 27 October, 2014 | Jon Adler
    If you don't believe media bias plays a role in how Americans interpret use of force by law enforcement, try this simple test. Do a Google search for "police officer kills unarmed man." I did and I got 179,000 results. Searching "Police officer shoots unarmed man" returned 205,000 results. Finally, I flipped the search around and typed, "unarmed man attacks police officer." I got this message: "No results found." So does that mean no unarmed men are attacking and seriously injuring officers? Absolutely not. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) says 57,892 law enforcement officers are assaulted each...
  • Al Sharpton Has Time To Incite Racial Violence In Ferguson But No Time To Pay His Taxes

    11/26/2014 7:44:53 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 17 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/25/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    Race hustler and “Reverend” Al Sharton, better known as “CI-7″ (Confidential Informant 7) to the FBI once upon a time, is in trouble again, though you wouldn’t know it by the dearth of mainstream media reportage. Seems the perennial race-baiter has plenty of time to gin up problems and incite violence in Ferguson, Missouri, following a decision by a St. Louis County grand jury that there was not enough evidence to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, but no time to pay his “fair share” of federal taxes.
  • Time to Stop the Moderator Masochism

    11/26/2014 7:30:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On an interview tour for his new book on President Obama, NBC's Chuck Todd told Larry King that his conversations with Obama are "very nourishing." Even after six or seven years of adoration, reporters still sound like then-NBC reporter Lee Cowan admitting in 2008 that being assigned to the Obama campaign made his "knees quake." He wondered if "he could do the campaign justice," since it was "truly historic." With conservatism on the ascent again and Obama's legacy in tatters, it doesn't take psychic powers to guess the 2016 presidential cycle is going to be another brutal campaign for GOP...
  • Astronaut Mark Kelly talks watches at South Coast Plaza

    11/26/2014 7:24:18 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | 11/23/2014 | LEONARD ORTIZ
    The former Space Shuttle and combat pilot lends his credibility to Breitling’s timepieces.
  • Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

    11/26/2014 6:55:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions of ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death. The sweeping regulation, which would aim at smog from power plants and factories across the country, particularly in the Midwest, would be the latest in a series of Environmental Protection Agency controls on air pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes. Such regulations, released under the authority of the Clean Air Act, have become a hallmark of President Obama’s administration. Environmentalists and public health advocates have praised the E.P.A....
  • EPA Proposes Stricter Ozone Air Pollution Standard

    11/26/2014 6:53:24 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 26, 2014 | AMY HARDER
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed lower limits for ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere, setting in motion the latest in a series of far reaching federal pollution restrictions. The EPA proposed limiting ozone between 65 and 70 parts per billion in the air and sought comment on a standard as strict as 60 parts per billion, all which is in line with what an independent scientific advisory panel had recommended earlier this year. The current level, established in 2008 by the George W. Bush administration, is set at 75 parts per billion. The agency also said...
  • Ferguson Protesters March Through L.A. (Updates)

    11/26/2014 6:45:56 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/25/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Tuesday afternoon, several hundred demonstrators voicing their outrage at the refusal of a grand jury to induct police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown marched through south central Los Angeles.
  • Study Finds Most With H.I.V. Don’t Take Medicine

    11/26/2014 6:43:23 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 25, 2014
    Just 30 percent of Americans with H.I.V. have the virus in check, putting others at risk of infection, health officials said Tuesday. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 840,000 of the 1.2 million people infected with H.I.V. in 2011 were not consistently taking drugs that suppress the virus. Of that number, 66 percent had been given an H.I.V. diagnosis but were not getting regular care; 20 percent did not know they were infected; 10 percent were prescribed antiretroviral medicines but were still not able to get the virus under control; and 4 percent were...
  • Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Argued Abortion is an Economic Benefit

    11/26/2014 6:42:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/25/14 | Cortney O'Brien
    In case we needed another reason to be frustrated with Jonathan Gruber, America’s most infamous architect who insulted our intelligence, he also once argued that abortion has helped improve our nation’s economy and social environment.In a paper he helped write in May 1997 for the National Bureau of Economic Research, Gruber and two fellow writers suggested that abortion has helped save the nation money and social woes. Here is one of their must infuriating excerpts: We find evidence of sizeable positive selection: the average living circumstances of cohorts of children born immediately after abortion became legalized improved substantially relative to...
  • 2 FBI agents are shot near Ferguson, MO

    11/26/2014 6:37:04 AM PST · by wtd · 30 replies
    KFOX 14 ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9 minutes ago | Luvvenia Hawkins
    2 FBI agents are shot near Ferguson, MO EL PASO, Texas -- Police said Wednesday around 3 a.m. two FBI agents were serving an arrest warrant to a barricaded house in St. Louis County. The house is located a few miles from Ferguson where protests surrounding the shooting death of a teen by a police officer. One agent was struck in his shoulder and the other one was struck in the leg. Police said the shooting was not directly related to the Ferguson’s protests. However FBI officials say it is unclear if the shooting is linked to the shooting...
  • Why is MSNBC still interviewing Dorian Johnson? [Michael Brown's Partner in Crime]

    11/26/2014 6:29:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    MSNBC evening host Chris Hayes recorded yet another interview on the Ferguson situation yesterday, this time with Michael Brown’s friend and fellow convenience store robber Dorian Johnson. Early on, he begins reading selected excerpts from the testimony of Officer Darren Wilson and then asking Johnson to give his version of events. One of the early examples is where Hayes reads Wilson’s description of how it all started. (Go to roughly the three minute mark in the linked video for this. I won’t embed it here for you, as it is set to autoplay only.) CHRIS HAYES: [Officer Wilson] says,...
  • What people around the world are saying about Ferguson

    11/26/2014 6:16:18 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 11/25/14 | Timothy McGrath
    On Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., Darren Wilson, a white police officer, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. Brown's body was left in the street for four hours. Brown's killing was a familiar American tragedy in a country where young black men between the ages of 15 and 19 are 21 times more likely to be shot by police officers than young white men of the same age.
  • Ferguson, fate & fatherlessness

    11/26/2014 6:15:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/25/14 | Ryan Bomberger
    My heart is broken. Another young man, because of poor decisions, has died prematurely. And it never had to happen. What has followed has turned a tragic death into an absurd circus of rioting, racial rhetoric, and redirection.Injustice happens every day. But do we even recognize what injustice actually is?For many, not DVR’ing their favorite TV show is an injustice. For some, not matching their accessories with their outfit is a tragedy worth writing about. For others, having their favorite overpaid professional sports team lose a game is worthy of a bloody brawl to release the anguish.There is real injustice all around...
  • Oil Bust of 1986 Reminds U.S. Drillers of Price War Risk

    11/26/2014 6:08:24 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    gCaptain ^ | November 26, 2014 | Asjylyn Loder
    The last time that U.S. oil drillers got caught up in a price war orchestrated by Saudi Arabia, it ended badly for the Americans. In 1986, the Saudis opened the spigot and sparked a four- month, 67 percent plunge that left oil just above $10 a barrel. The U.S. industry collapsed, triggering almost a quarter-century of production declines, and the Saudis regained their leading role in the world’s oil market.
  • Who Benefits From All This Strife?

    11/26/2014 4:18:54 AM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: John in Dallas. Great to have you, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network. CALLER: Hi, Rush. Pleasure to talk to you. My question or comment, why aren't all the black leaders saying to these kids, "Quit robbing, stealing, committing crimes, and go out there and get an education and become part of the system that you think is so corrupt and so bad"? RUSH: Well, I don't know about black leaders, but I think there are a lot of people that are encouraging young African-Americans to think that way. Now, this subject came up on the program last week,...
  • Elite Contempt for Ordinary Americans

    11/26/2014 4:06:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and paid architect of Obamacare, has shocked and disgusted many Americans. In 2013, he explained to a University of Pennsylvania audience: "This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure (the Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies." He added that the "lack of transparency is a huge political advantage." Most insulting were his previous statements that "the American voter is too stupid to understand" and his boast of Obamacare's "exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter."...
  • Black Friday gun buys test background check system

    11/26/2014 4:04:14 AM PST · by rellimpank · 21 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 nov 2014 | Matt Stroud
    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) - Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases. In the U.S., there are nine guns for every 10 people. Someone is killed with a firearm every 16 minutes. And every minute, gun shops make about 40 new requests for criminal background checks on people wanting weapons. On Black Friday, the rush accelerates to nearly two checks a second, testing the limits of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. "We have a perfect storm coming," says Kimberly Del Greco,...
  • Thanks, Property Rights!

    11/26/2014 3:46:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | John Stossel
    This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights. People associate property rights with greed and selfishness, but they are keys to our prosperity. Things go wrong when resources are held in common. Before the Pilgrims were able to hold the first Thanksgiving, they nearly starved. Although they had inherited ideas about individualism and property from the English and Dutch trading empires, they tried communism when they arrived in the New World. They decreed that each family would get an equal share of food, no matter how much work they did. The results were disastrous. Gov....
  • Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

    11/26/2014 3:07:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 25, 2014 | By David Shukman, Science editor
    Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say. That is the conclusion of a new set of studies into what's become known as geo-engineering. This is the so far unproven science of intervening in the climate to bring down temperatures. These projects work by, for example, shading the Earth from the Sun or soaking up carbon dioxide. Ideas include aircraft spraying out sulphur particles at high altitude to mimic the cooling effect of volcanoes or using artificial "trees" to absorb CO2. Despite the risk...
  • I am utterly undone: My struggle with black rage and fear after Ferguson

    11/26/2014 2:24:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 140 replies
    Salon ^ | November 25, 2014 | Brittney Cooper teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers
    Peaceful protests have been happening for over 100 days. But white folks only really pay attention if they fear they have something to lose. Smoke flares in their nostrils, because then they are confronted with the possibility of charred, burning, white flesh. No more water. The fire next time. If I have to begin by convincing you that Black Lives Matter, we have all already lost, haven’t we? So let’s not begin there. Let’s begin at the end. At the end there is only Michael Brown Jr.’s dead body, no justice, and weeping and gnashing of teeth. For his parents,...
  • A Black Politician with Gumption

    11/26/2014 2:04:04 AM PST · by NickFlooding · 1 replies
    FreeAtLast PAC ^ | 11/24/2014
    www.FreeAtLastPAC.com President Obama has chosen to take bold executive action - but not to help the Black community! He has decided to grant de-facto Amnesty to 5 Million immigrants. Our communities already have so little as it is...and now we're being asked to share!?!?
  • Inhofe: New Congress will examine ozone rule

    11/26/2014 1:46:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 26, 2014 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for ozone, expected to be released Wednesday, are already being met with opposition from conservative lawmakers. In a statement released Tuesday night, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone will face “rigorous oversight” in the Congress. “EPA's proposal to lower the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) to between 65 parts per billion and 70 ppb will lower our nation's economic competitiveness and stifle job creation for decades," he said. "The EPA's previously proposed Ozone standard came with a price tag of up to $90 billion...
  • 'We need to stand up for something better ...

    11/26/2014 12:30:27 AM PST · by South40 · 7 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/25/2014
    Dorian John stands by his story and the leftist media eats it up. Click on image for video or Click Here
  • Judge Overturns Mississippi Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    11/25/2014 10:04:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge has overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, but he is putting his order on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday. State attorneys have already said they will ask the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to block Reeves' order....
  • In Year Two, Obamacare’s Off to Another Bad Start

    11/25/2014 9:37:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 25, 2014 | Robert Moffit and Kenneth Manyari-Magro
    The implementation of the Affordable Care Act seems like an unending nightmare. Desperate for some good news, the White House is justly relieved and celebrating the fact that the government website is not plagued with last year’s disasters. But other big challenges loom, including the administration of the law’s hideously complex insurance subsidy system, as well as coverage and cost problems. Of course, more people do have insurance coverage in 2014 than in 2013. But good grief, at what a cost! The federal taxpayers have shelled out almost $5 billion to help facilitate the process of building the government exchanges–there...
  • Obamacare offers U.S. firms $3,000 incentive to hire illegals over native-born workers

    11/25/2014 6:35:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    washington times ^ | 11/25/14 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Under the president's new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare.</p> <p>President Obama's temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare's health exchanges.</p>
  • Gruber has been advising White House on Amnesty (VANITY)

    Apparently Gruber has been advising the Obama administration on amnesty. But Obama's never heard of him...
  • The ultimate troll: Rep. Peter King advises Obama to invite Darren Wilson to the White House

    11/25/2014 7:49:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The press will dismiss this as just an attempt to provoke the administration, and it is that. But Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY)… suggestion… that President Barack Obama invite the freshly exonerated Officer Darren Wilson to the White House is not without merit. “I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, or at least invited him to the White House,” King said on Fox Business Network. “And say, ‘you’ve gone through four months of smear and slander and the least we can do is tell you that it is unfortunate that...
  • After Violent Night in Ferguson, State Triples National Guard Presence

    11/25/2014 6:44:39 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2014 | MONICA DAVEY and MANNY FERNANDEZ
    Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri said on Tuesday that he would triple the number of National Guard troops in this suburban St. Louis city and broadly expand their role in keeping the peace, after a night of arson, looting and rampaging demonstrators showed that weeks of preparation for a grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown had failed to prevent violence. In Washington, St. Louis and Ferguson itself, an array of public officials, community leaders and clergy were deeply critical of one another as they sought to explain how protests over the grand jury’s decision not to...
  • Fundraiser charged with child sex abuse frequently met with Obama

    11/25/2014 6:12:27 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    A prominent gay rights activist charged last week with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy is a strong supporter of President Obama who has visited the White House more than a half-dozen times in the past two years, visitor logs show.
  • See The Chilling Ferguson Protest Photos From New York, L.A. And Beyond

    11/25/2014 6:12:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    MTV ^ | 11/25/2014 | by Adam Fleischer
    Across the country on Monday night, people took to the streets to protest the grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown. From Ferguson, Missouri, where Brown lived, to major cities like New York and Los Angeles, to places in between, the outrage over the decision was palpable. People of all ages and races hit the streets, some with signs, others holding their hands up in what’s become an oft-used way of honoring the late 18-year-old, and others lying on the pavement, outlined by chalk. While the reactions in Ferguson became at...
  • Obama on Ferguson: 'I Don't Have Any Sympathy' for Protesters Burning Buildings

    11/25/2014 6:07:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/25/2014 | DEVIN DWYER
    With Ferguson, Missouri, bracing for a second night of violence and vandalism in the wake of the grand jury decision, President Obama warned protesters that “nothing of significance, nothing of benefit results from destructive acts.” “I’ve never seen a civil rights law or a health care bill or an immigration bill result because a car got burned,” Obama said at an afternoon event in Chicago today originally scheduled to promote his recent immigration action. "It happened because people vote. It happened because people mobilized. It happened because people organized.” he president, who was briefed earlier today on the situation in...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Do You Love About Thanksgiving Quiz - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    11/25/2014 5:59:58 PM PST · by LUV W · 89 replies
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  • Livni Welcomes Rivlin's Criticism of Jewish State Law

    11/25/2014 5:01:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/14 | Elad Benari
    ustice Minister Tzipi Livni, head of the Hatnua party, welcomed on Tuesday evening President Reuven Rivlin’s criticism of the controversial Jewish State Law. Rivlin, who spoke at a conference earlier Tuesday, said, "The State of Israel is the national state of the Jewish people. A small, abhorred minority, undermine this fact, both from within our own and from outside, and so, we must ask ourselves seriously, what is the point of the proposed law - Israel: The National State of the Jewish People." "Does the promotion of this law, not in fact, question the success of the Zionist enterprise in...
  • Michael Brown Sr.'s Church Burned in Ferguson

    11/25/2014 4:51:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11 | JOHN BRECHER AND RICK BROWN
    The Missouri church where Michael Brown's father was baptized over the weekend was torched Monday night — but the pastor does not think the arson was part of the fiery violence that erupted elsewhere in the community. The Rev. Carlton Lee told NBC News that he believes Flood Christian Church was targeted because he has repeatedly called for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen but was not indicted by a grand jury. "I'm very vocal in regards to the Michael Brown case," said Lee, who has participated in rallies and press conferences with Michael...
  • Hagel was Fired for Blocking Obama’s Plan to Close Gitmo

    11/25/2014 4:46:45 PM PST · by kindred · 15 replies
    Front Page Magazine. ^ | 11-24-14 | Daniel Greenfield
    At least that’s what the latest White House leaks seem to be saying. They also credit Susan Rice, an official who shouldn’t even have a job, with engineering his firing. In the view of White House officials, Mr. Hagel has helped to thwart Mr. Obama’s pledge to close Guantánamo with his concerns about the security risks posed by the release of detainees. He recently pulled back from plans to repatriate four Afghans who had been approved for transfer, a decision that annoyed Ms. Rice, officials said. White House officials also expressed annoyance over a sharply critical two-page memo that Mr....
  • Pope Francis urges Europe to reject ‘throwaway culture’ (tells EU Parliament, "No to Abortion")

    11/25/2014 4:31:27 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies
    St. Louis Tribune ^ | Nov 25 2014 | JOSEPHINE MCKENNA
    Strasbourg, France • Pope Francis on Tuesday urged European leaders to reject a "throwaway culture" that treats people like "cogs in a machine" too easily discarded through abortion and euthanasia. Francis made the comments Tuesday to the European Parliament during a brief visit meant to highlight his vision for Europe a quarter-century after St. John Paul II travelled to Strasbourg to address a continent still divided by the Iron Curtain. In a highly critical address amid tight security, Francis blamed "selfish lifestyles" and "uncontrolled consumerism" for promoting alienation and indifference to the poor during a time of economic crisis....
  • Thank-you for hitting it right on the nail!

    11/25/2014 4:24:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Years of massive corruption by the man known for stirring up race relations and making them worse are finally being exposed. While flying around the country first class, dressed in lavish suits, and most recently stirring the pot in Ferguson, Mo., Al Sharpton has avoided paying millions in taxes - that would have landed the rest of us in prison. The situation is so egregious that even the left-wing New York Times finally wrote a long article last week exposing Sharpton’s tax evasion as well as graft and crime going all the way back to his teenage years. The Times found there...
  • Students rally on Low Plaza following Ferguson grand jury announcement

    11/25/2014 4:06:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Columbia Spectator ^ | 11-25-14 | By Catie Edmondson and Nanxi You
    Around 200 students gathered on the Sundial on Monday night following the announcement in Ferguson, Missouri, that a grand jury decided police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the death of Michael Brown. The gathering was one of many that erupted across New York City on Monday night, though it was smaller and quieter than the ones that eventually occupied the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Robert F. Kennedy bridges. “We’re here in solidarity with Ferguson. We’re here in memory of Michael Brown—in solidarity with Marissa Alexander. We’re here in memory of Tamar Rice,” Asha Rosa, CC ’16 and a...
  • Austin Protests Planned After Ferguson Decision (TX)

    11/25/2014 3:13:51 PM PST · by bgill · 65 replies
    KEYETV ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | KEYETV
    Later Tuesday in Austin, people are planning to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict the Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown. Occupy Austin put out a message on Twitter promoting a rally in front of the Austin Police Department at 6 p.m. Tuesday, less than 24 hours after a peaceful protest that stretched late into the night Monday. "I can't tell you how many times here cops have been brought in front of the grand jury and exonerated," said Harrington. "And that's not the function of the grand jury to exonerate them. The...
  • Russian Official: Ferguson Highlights ‘Serious Challenges to American Society and its Stability’

    11/25/2014 3:09:24 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies
    stlouis.cbslocal.com ^ | November 25, 2014
    MOSCOW (CBS St. Louis/AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country’s stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. The comments by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, were among the sharpest from a foreign official as images of violent protests in Ferguson topped newscasts around the world. The protests came after a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown. “The developments in Ferguson and other cities highlight serious challenges to the...
  • PRO RACE-BAITERS GET POUNDED WITH ROCKS: CNN And MSNBC Reporters Get Gased,

    11/25/2014 2:59:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 11/25/14
    ... Shot At And Pelted With Rocks It sucks to be caught up in a mess your news station is partly responsible for, huh? News anchors found themselves uncomfortably close to the action during live broadcasts of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri last night, as a CNN reporter was filmed being struck on the head with a rock, two of her colleagues choked on tear gas, and an MSNBC anchor was forced off air by gunfire. While reporting on the angry crowds outside a burning car dealership on Florrissant Avenue, CNN’s Sara Sidner managed to keep composed despite being struck by...
  • Don Lemon Blames ‘Bloggers’ for Causing Commotion in Ferguson (He means you and me, of course)

    11/25/2014 2:55:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 25, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    Last night, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch laid blame on the “24-hour news cycle” for impeding justice in the grand jury case surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. Now, a member of the 24-hour news cycle has turned around and blamed “bloggers” for causing an outsized amount of “commotion” in Ferguson. Following a press conference from Michael Brown’s family lawyers that was briefly disrupted by some disturbance in the crowd of reporters and supporters, Lemon attempted to explain what happened and the effect that similar instances have had on the situation in Ferguson. “OK, here’s the thing that people...
  • Darren Wilson Tells ABC News He Wouldn’t Have Done Anything Differently

    11/25/2014 2:19:51 PM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 25, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    George Stephanopoulos cut into ABC programming this afternoon to share details of his interview with Officer Darren Wilson about the Ferguson grand jury decision and his confrontation with Michael Brown.
  • Hagel Didn't Start the Fire

    11/25/2014 2:18:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam war veteran and the lone Republican on Obama's national security team, has been fired. And John McCain's assessment is dead on. Hagel, he said, "was never really brought into that real tight circle inside the White House that makes all the decisions which has put us into the incredible debacle that we're in today throughout the world." Undeniably, U.S. foreign policy is in a shambles. But what were the "decisions" that produced the "incredible debacle"? Who made them? Who supported them? The first would be George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq, a war...
  • The Clock is Ticking in Switzerland

    11/25/2014 2:01:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/25/2014 | Peter Schiff
    For most of my career in international investing, I had always placed a great deal of faith in Switzerland's financial markets. In recent years, however, as the Swiss government has sought to hitch its wagon to the flailing euro currency and kowtow increasingly to U.S.-based financial requirements, this faith has been shaken. But this week (November 30th) a referendum in Switzerland on whether its central bank will be required to hold at least 20% of its reserves in gold, will offer ordinary Swiss citizens a rare opportunity to reclaim their country's strong economic heritage. It's a vote that few outside...