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  • Phil Robertson on ISIS: 'Convert Them or Kill Them'

    09/02/2014 9:46:09 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    “Duck Dynasty” patriarch and author of “unPHILtered: The Way I See It,” Phil Robertson, said that the only solution to deal with ISIS is to either “convert them or kill them” on Tuesday’s broadcast of “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. “Convert them or kill them. One or the other ... It's not like a county with a standing army, and we line up and do battle with a certain amount of rules...we’re going to have to deal with this group way more harshly than we have up until this point,” Robertson stated. ... more (w/video)...
  • Father of man killed by illegal immigrant demands president visit son’s grave

    09/02/2014 9:32:26 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-2-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The father of a man killed by an illegal immigrant in a car crash has challenged President Obama to visit his son’s grave before declaring any executive action halting deportations. In a letter that Don Rosenberg sent last month to Mr. Obama through top officials at the Homeland Security Department, the grieving father said his son Drew might be alive had the federal government deported illegal immigrants who had run-ins with the law. “My son and all of the others are considered collateral damage in the quest for votes and campaign contributions,” he wrote. “Illegal immigration is not a victimless...
  • ISIS Says It Killed Steven Sotloff After U.S. Strikes in Northern Iraq

    09/02/2014 9:09:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 2, 2014 | Mark Lander and Eric Schmitt
    An Islamic militant group released a video on Tuesday showing the second beheading of an American hostage in two weeks and blamed President Obama for the killing. The video raised the pressure on the president to order military strikes on the group in its sanctuary in Syria. The hostage, Steven J. Sotloff, is shown in the video kneeling like the previous victim, James Foley, while a masked figure stands above, wielding a knife. Mr. Sotloff addresses the camera and describes himself as “paying the price” for Mr. Obama’s decision to strike the group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,...
  • Rogue officers dishonor police departments’ good work

    09/02/2014 7:37:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Gerald Britt
    The images of violent demonstrations in the wake of the killing of young Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., are subsiding, and now the nation awaits the results of local and federal investigations. Still, many of us continue to ponder the issue of the police’s response to those protests. Scenes of the militarized police force roaming the neighborhoods in tanks — armed with tear gas canisters, smoke bombs and rubber bullets used indiscriminately upon protesters and troublemakers alike — reminded many of war-torn areas abroad or the violence visited upon demonstrators during the civil rights and Vietnam eras. However, the killing...
  • Hate Crime Exposed as Hoax: Student Hung ‘White’ and ‘Colored’ Signs to ‘Make a Point’

    09/02/2014 7:34:08 PM PDT · by jiggyboy · 45 replies
    The College Fix ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jennifer Kabbany
    The student who hung “White Only” and “Colored” signs on doors and water fountains in a dormitory at Sweet Briar College last Thursday isn’t a racist – she’s a social justice crusader trying to “make a point.” Yep, barely a week into the fall 2014 semester, and we’ve already got our first official hate crime hoax of the school year. -- snip -- "While posting these extremely hurtful labels, I had one thing in mind. My mission was to show others that words can still have an extreme impact, and the past still resonates with us all. While moving forward,...
  • ABC to Phil Robertson: 'Would You Consider Yourself a Homophobe?'

    09/02/2014 7:32:48 PM PDT · by walford · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 2, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Although Phil Robertson appeared on Tuesday's Good Morning America to promote his new book, reporter Ryan Owens couldn't resist portraying the reality show personality as an anti-gay bigot. Owens reminded viewers of the Duck Dynasty star's interview with GQ where he called homosexuality a sin. Owens pressed, "Would you consider yourself a homophobe?" [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Robertson retorted, "I'm as much of a homophobe as Jesus was. People who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them." ABC has not been consistent in pressing liberal celebrities about their controversial views. GMA hosts...
  • Boehner: Obama Could Get Immigration Reform 'Next Year'

    09/02/2014 6:32:29 PM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 2, 2014
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that President Barack Obama should “continue to follow the law” in order to help “create an environment where you could do immigration reform in a responsible way next year” on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”
  • FREEPER CANTEEN - Wednesday, September 3, 2013 - What Does Your Sleeping Style Say About You? Quiz

    09/02/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT · by LUV W · 155 replies
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  • Beck: Hillary 'Will Be the Next President of the United States'('Nobody Remembers Reagan')

    09/02/2014 5:36:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | September 2, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) On his Monday show, commentator Glenn Beck made the extraordinary prediction that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be elected president in the 2016 election. According to Beck, that prediction is based upon a conversation a “friend” of his had with so-called “Hillary people” about the strategy she will employ in the 2016 campaign. “They said, ‘The right is so stupid. They just don’t get it. You guys are going to all be fighting on Benghazi and everything else, and here’s what Hillary is going to do: ‘Do you remember when America was good? Do you remember when...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans "Concerned" Obama Has No Strategy to Deal With ISIS

    09/02/2014 4:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    As one television host recently noted, we’re all human beings and therefore we all make mistakes. That’s true enough. Even presidents, after all, aren’t exempt from the laws of nature. So when President Obama said a few days ago that his administration didn’t have “a strategy” to deal effectively with ISIS, most of his cheerleaders in the media, presumably, assumed it was a gaffe. But was it? As of this writing, ISIS terrorists (some of whom are Westerners) have already beheaded one American journalist and reportedly decapitated another. At least one American has died fighting for the caliphate, and we...
  • Why Some Americans Are More Equal Than Others

    09/02/2014 4:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jedediah Purdy
    Americans pride themselves on an egalitarian society open to all. But some equality and inequality exist uneasily side by side. And the U.S. has never resolved this contradiction.If the world is lucky enough to produce historians of the early 21st century, one question seems certain to grab their attention. How did so much equality coexist with so much inequality? Economic inequality—the difference between the richest and the poorest, or between the rich and everyone else —has reached some of its highest levels ever, both in the U.S. and at around the world. Yet our time is also marked by a...
  • Apple: Stolen Celeb Nudes Were Result Of Good Guessing, Not Data Breach

    09/02/2014 3:42:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 82 replies
    Consumerist ^ | September 2, 2014
    In what amounts to a “don’t blame us” statement, Apple appears to be trying to shake off any culpability it might have in this weekend’s massive posting of hundreds of stolen photos of a female celebrities in various states of undress (Again — no, we’re not linking to them). The company is saying there was no data breach on iCloud or Find My iPhone… but only in the sense that not everyone’s photos were stolen.
  • Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources.

    09/02/2014 3:17:48 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 45 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | PDonohue
    Full Title: Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources — MTA hiring expert to review efforts “We’ve never had sightings to this magnitude,” said Joe Costales, a chairman with Transport Workers Union Local 100. “We’ve had isolated incidents in crew quarters, but it’s no longer an isolated scenario. It’s throughout the system.”
  • GOP launches probe of 'improper influence' on EPA climate rule

    09/02/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republicans are investigating what they call "improper influence" from a national green group on the Obama administration's signature Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change regulation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are demanding the EPA and the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hand over documents on the organization's involvement in drafting the proposed carbon pollution rules. The investigation is based on a New York Times ' report that said the NRDC provided the blueprint used for the rules, and "heavily influenced the president's proposal." While...
  • Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    09/02/2014 2:27:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 54 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 2, 2014 | SETH BORENSTEIN,
    Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see more frequent and stronger visits of that cold air. Researchers say that's because of shrinking ice in the seas off Russia.
  • Another U.S. doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia: missionary group

    09/02/2014 2:01:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | September 2, 2014,
    Serving In Mission said that another doctor from the United States was infected with Ebola while treating patients in the obstetrics ward of a hospital in the west African country. Meanwhile, Doctor Without Borders warned that the world is losing the battle against the deadly disease. ... The situation will likely worsen because restrictions on movement are preventing laborers from getting to farms and the harvest of rice and corn is set to begin in just a few weeks
  • South Carolina teen sues DMV after being told to remove makeup

    09/02/2014 1:43:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2014
    A 16-year-old in South Carolina is suing the state's Department of Motor Vehicles because the agency won't allow the teen to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup. Chase Culpepper, who was born male, regularly wears makeup and either androgynous or women's clothing. The teen does not identify with gender-specific pronouns. Culpepper told reporters Tuesday that being ordered by officials to remove what they called a disguise was humiliating. The lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday says the DMV violated the teen's rights.
  • Ethnic Cleansing Occurring in Iraq, Amnesty International Charges (official report)

    09/02/2014 1:37:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    aleteia ^ | September 2, 2014 | JOHN BURGER
    It’s difficult to read Amnesty International’s report on ethnic cleansing in Iraq without imagining that you’re reading the script of a movie. Over and over, the report, issued today, relates accounts of men being taken out of their villages in pickup trucks, lined up in a deserted area, and shot. Often they were shot in the backs, many times at the edge of a “wadi” or a large hole in the ground, into which the bodies would tumble. Some were not gravely injured and feigned death so that they could escape—and tell the story. Enough Iraqis—Christians, Shia Muslims, Yazidis...
  • Heart Surgery Saved This Child From an ISIS Beheading

    09/02/2014 1:23:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    vocativ ^ | August 28, 2014 | Inna Lazareva
    Luck, timing and heart surgery helped a Yazidi father and his toddler son escape the ISIS massacre in Sinjar At just one year and five months old, little Abu Wissam has already cheated death twice. Born with congenital heart problems, he was lucky enough to get crucial heart surgery in Israel. And while the surgery was temporarily delayed, that in itself was a blessing. It meant that Abu and his father were far from home in August when ISIS militants came to slaughter their Yazidi neighbors and relatives in Sinjar, northern Iraq.Perched on his sonÂ’s hospital bed and watching him...
  • Ashya King's parents freed from custody in Spain

    09/02/2014 12:53:00 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2nd September 2014 | BBC News
    'Ashya King's parents have been freed from Spanish custody after prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant. Brett and Naghemeh King were detained after taking five-year-old Ashya, who has a brain tumour, from a Southampton hospital against medical advice. Prosecutors said they were happy any risk to Ashya's life "was not as great or immediate as... originally thought". Despite being released from custody, Mr and Mrs King have yet to leave prison, the BBC understands. Ashya is currently being treated in a hospital in Malaga. In a statement earlier, the Crown Prosecution Service said it had "urgently reviewed the case and...
  • Cost of educating new class of illegal immigrant minors estimated at over $760M

    09/02/2014 12:51:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Dan Springer
    A new report puts the price of educating the thousands of illegal immigrant children who recently crossed into the U.S. at a whopping $761 million this school year -- as some school systems push for the feds to pick up the tab. The estimate comes from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which issued a report on the 37,000 “unaccompanied minors” – who mainly are from Central America – after analyzing data from the Department of Health and Human Services and education funding formulas in all 50 states. The numbers underscore the concerns critics have raised for months about...
  • 1 in 6 California construction workers labors in shadows, study finds (illegals now "informal")

    09/02/2014 12:45:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    Informal workers are growing part of California’s economy — a shift keenly felt in the construction industry, where 1 in 6 workers is either off the books or misreported, new research has found. Construction businesses in the state employ roughly 895,000 workers, according to a report by downtown Los Angeles research group Economic Roundtable that was released Sunday. In 2011, 143,900 of those workers labored unofficially.
  • 5 Feminist Myths That Will Not Die

    09/02/2014 12:43:43 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    Time ^ | September 2, 2014 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    If we're genuinely committed to improving the circumstances of women, we need to get the facts straight Much of what we hear about the plight of American women is false. Some faux facts have been repeated so often they are almost beyond the reach of critical analysis. Though they are baseless, these canards have become the foundation of Congressional debates, the inspiration for new legislation and the focus of college programs. Here are five of the most popular myths that should be rejected by all who are genuinely committed to improving the circumstances of women: More Where Are All the...
  • Is Wendy Davis' political star fading in Texas gubernatorial race?

    09/02/2014 12:43:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    As a feisty state senator with pink sneakers and a fist in the air, Wendy Davis captured both the love and the ire of America last year when she pulled an 11-hour filibuster of anti-abortion measures in the Texas Capitol. But after using that star power to win her party's nomination for governor, Davis is still struggling to take a lead over Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, and some say party confidence in her race is waning. "I think the frustration in some Democratic circles is that, despite her star power and substantial war chest, she has not been able...
  • UKRAINE SPIRIT: Sept 1st at school #3 Chernigov-schoolgirl sang "Warriors of Light"

    09/02/2014 12:32:58 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    PRIDE & COURAGE, The first of September in the school #3, Chernigov - schoolgirl sang the hit Lâpěsa "warriors of light" at the solemn ruler Warrior of Light Lyrics We're standing on the edge of time We're riding to the stars And we never will surrender Lonely knights we are And we are flying into the open sky Gliding to the stars We are standing strong together But still they seem so far And we're diving into eternity Facing destiny And we are flying away eternally Forever riding free Hands up high Oh warriors of light And carry on a...
  • Rotherham abuse whistleblower reportedly ‘booked on diversity course’ after raising concerns

    09/02/2014 12:27:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | september 1, 2014
    As Twitchy reported yesterday, more than 1,400 children were abused in the British town of Rotherham, with a 153-report noting that “the girl victims were white, and their abusers Pakistani.” Forbes contributor Roger Scruton blamed political correctness for the lack of action, writing that “police forces lean over backwards to avoid the accusation of racism, while social workers will hesitate to intervene in any case in which they could be accused of discriminating against ethnic minorities. Matters are made worse by the rise of militant Islam, which has added to the old crime of racism the new crime of ‘Islamophobia’....
  • 50th anniversary of York’s death to be celebrated Monday

    09/02/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Borges · 61 replies
    “God would never be cruel enough to create a cyclone as terrible as that Argonne battle. Only man would ever think of doing an awful thing like that. … And I’m telling you the little log cabin in Wolf Valley in old Tennessee seemed a long, long way off.” With those words, Sergeant Alvin C. York recalled the intensity of the October, 1918 battle that defined him for generations of Tennesseans as the most highly decorated American soldier of World War I, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor among numerous other awards. In those moments of battle, York, of Fentress...
  • Centerplate CEO Resigns in Response to Dog Abuse Video

    09/02/2014 11:46:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sep 02, 2014
    Centerplate’s board of directors announced today that Chris Verros has been appointed to the role of acting president and chief executive officer, effective immediately, following the resignation of Desmond Hague from the company. The decision comes as a result of Hague’s personal misconduct involving the mistreatment of an animal in his care. “We want to reiterate that we do not condone nor would we ever overlook the abuse of animals,” said Joe O’Donnell, chairman of the board of directors for Centerplate. “Following an extended review of the incident involving Mr. Hague, I’d like to apologize for the distress that this...
  • Shriver had secret lover before Arnie’s affair was exposed (RINO Matt Dowd)

    09/02/2014 11:45:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    Page Six ^ | September 1, 2014 | Tara Palmeri
    Arnold Schwarzenegger may have shagged the maid — but wife Maria Shriver is no June Cleaver. The Kennedy heiress was sleeping with her husband’s lead campaign strategist well before Schwarzenegger’s old affair with their housekeeper came to light, campaign staffers and other sources told The Post.And after years of playing the betrayed wife, Shriver, 58, recently trotted out her longtime lover, Matthew Dowd, 53, as if he were a new fling, sources said.
  • US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3 1/2 years

    09/02/2014 11:41:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    SFGate ^ | 09/02/2014 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July, the ISM said Tuesday. That was the highest reading since March 2011. Any measure above 50 signals that manufacturing is growing. Tuesday's ISM report coincides with other signs that manufacturing is helping drive the U.S. economy's improvement. Factories are benefiting from strong demand for aircraft, furniture, and steel and other metals. The boost from manufacturing has helped offset slower...
  • It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

    09/02/2014 11:35:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | September 2, 2014 | Scott Mayerowitz
    Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats. Disputes over a tiny bit of personal space might seem petty, but for passengers whose knees are already banging into tray tables, every inch counts.
  • OJ Simpson Converts to Islam (Mike Tyson to Help)

    09/02/2014 11:28:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    tvnz ^ | Thursday August 28, 2014
    The former American footballer and movie star has been imprisoned in Nevada since 2008 on charges of kidnapping and armed robbery in relation to an armed robbery that took place at the Palace Station hotel-and-casino in Las Vegas in which sports memorabilia was taken. After seeing his appeal for a re-trial quashed last and being informed in July 2013 he will serve at least another four years, Simpson has embraced the religion in a bid to change his life. A source told National Enquirer magazine: "O.J. really thought that he was going to be successful in a bid for a...
  • Video: Parents of fallen SEAL demand Obama resignation

    09/02/2014 11:26:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Tough words from Billy and Karen Vaughn, whose only son Aaron gave his life in a 2011 crash of a SEAL Team Six Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan, perhaps in the shootdown shortly after the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. For years, Barack Obama relied on the success of the bin Laden mission to make the argument that he could lead the nation in war. Now the Vaughns accuse Obama of “a cowardly lack of leadership,” and demand his resignation over the administration’s failure to stop ISIS when it had opportunities to do so: On Monday, the Vaughns wrote...
  • Canadian cowardly head doc’s hand-wringing OK for assisted suicide

    09/02/2014 11:16:38 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/29/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    p>This is how the culture of death advances. A clueless, or cowardly–or both–authority figure says he or she is against assisted suicide except as a very last resort when everything else has been tried. Never mind that medicalized killing has never been so limited anywhere assisted suicide/euthanasia is legal. Never. Ever. Nowhere. Not Oregon. Not Washington. Not the Netherlands. Not Belgium. Not anywhere on planet earth. But saying that it is OK, if limited to a very last resort when everything that can be conjured by the minds of medical science has failed allows a surrender with seeming principle. That’s the kind of abjection now pushed by the head of...
  • GM Will Make Cars With Motion Sensors to Keep Your Eyes on the Road

    09/02/2014 10:53:15 AM PDT · by shove_it · 51 replies
    TimeCom ^ | 2 Sep 2014 | Dan Kedmey
    Eye and head tracking sensors will make it harder to text while driving General Motors is reportedly installing sensors in its next generation of cars that will detect drivers’ eye and head motions and alert drivers to prolonged moments of distraction...
  • UK-Born Private School Girl Joins Syria Militants

    09/02/2014 10:26:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Tuesday, 2 September 2014 A Scottish-born private schoolgirl who travelled to Syria has joined Islamist militants there and urged Muslims in Britain to bring the “battlefield” home, the British Daily Mail newspaper reported Monday. The case of Glasgow-born Aqsa Mahmood, 20, surfaced as Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to give police more powers to curb the rising phenomena of Britons joining militants in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The British daily said Police Scotland and security services confirmed they were aware of the case of Mahmood, who in 2013 abandoned a university course to join militants fighting...
  • "Reunification with Spain Movement" Established in Puerto Rico

    09/02/2014 10:13:23 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 57 replies
    (English-language translation) San Juan, Sept. 1 - Starting today, the Puerto Rico Reunification with Spain Movement (MRE) is an officially-constituted group after its first assembly was attended by less than 40 people whose common interest is to make the Caribbean island a Spanish province. "Reunificationists, 116 years ago, the Spanish province of Puerto Rico was invaded and militarily occupied by the United States, causing the separation from the mother country Spain against its will," said José Nieves, the driving force behind this initiative, during the assembly held on Sunday during the long weekend in Puerto Rico and the United States...
  • Video: Briton, Saudi Wife Beaten up by Religious Police

    09/02/2014 10:04:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 1 September 2014
    A British man and his Saudi wife were attacked by members of the religious police, officially known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, outside one of the premier malls in Riyadh on Saturday, Al-Hayat daily said. The members pounced on the car, in which the Briton and his wife had gotten into for protection, rapped on the window glass and asked him to step out of the car. Read also: Interview with head of Saudi religious police on beating of British man This was after an argument and fisticuff, which the Briton and his...
  • No laughing matter: Rush hour comedian Chris Tucker faces $14m tax debt' [Obama Supporter]

    09/02/2014 9:59:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9/2/14 | Christine Rendon
    Chris Tucker has amassed an IRS bill of more than $14 million in unpaid taxes, according to documents obtained by TMZ. The actor - who celebrated his 43rd birthday on Sunday - was recently slapped with a tax lien of $2.5 million, raising his debt from almost $12 million to $14,068,047.
  • The Punitive Economic Cost of Class-Warfare Taxation

    09/02/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    IÂ’ve already shared a bunch of data and evidence on the importance of low tax rates.A review of the academic evidence by the Tax Foundation found overwhelming support for the notion that lower tax rates are good for growth.An economist from Cornell found lower tax rates boost GDP.Other economists found lower tax rates boost job creation, savings, and output.Even economists at the Paris-based OECD have determined that high tax rates undermine economic performance.And itÂ’s become apparent, with even the New York Times taking notice, that high tax rates drive away high-achieving people.WeÂ’re going to augment this list with some additional...
  • Memorial to the T4 euthanasia program victims opens in Berlin

    09/02/2014 9:04:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Euthanasia Prevention Coalition ^ | 9/2/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    Nazi euthanasia memorial A memorial to the victims of the Nazi T-4 euthanasia program will open on Tuesday September 2 in Berlin near the central Tiergarten park. The Times of Israel reported that a memorial to the approximate 300,000 physically and mentally disabled people who were murdered by the German regime between 1939 - 45, was approved in November 2011 and will open on September 2. The article stated that: “The murder of tens of thousands of patients and residents of care homes was the first systematic mass crime of the National Socialist regime,” said Uwe Neumaerker, director of the...
  • White Marine Attacked Outside Mississippi Restaurant by Black Mob

    09/02/2014 9:04:40 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 64 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 26, 2014 | David Boroff
    A 32-year-old Marine was beaten by a group of men outside of a Mississippi restaurant after he was warned it wasn't safe for white people in the wake of the Michael Brown killing in Missouri, the serviceman's friend claims. Ralph Weems, an Iraq war veteran, was in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday. But his brother-in-law said that Weems had undergone brain surgery. The hospital would not respond to The Associated Press regarding that claim. A 22-year-old man was busted in the beating and other arrests likely are coming soon, cops say....
  • UK Sex Education for 7-Y-O: Should America Follow Suit?

    09/02/2014 8:50:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/02/2014 | Jeffrey Scott
    In Great Britain, the Liberal Democrat party is proposing that "age appropriate" sex education classes be introduced to include internet porn and social media for students as young as seven years old. The party wants to implement new courses that address sites and apps like Twitter and Snapchat, which can contain sexually explicit material. The party says it wants to avoid "extreme" subjects and make the courses age appropriate. "We're not saying as politicians children should be taught XYZ or ABC, as we're not the policy experts," Spokesman Ben Rothe said, according to the UK Mirror. "We're not saying children...
  • Maryland Teacher Placed on Leave for Authoring Fictional Book on Mass School Shooting

    09/02/2014 8:41:40 AM PDT · by heartwood · 26 replies
    News One ^ | Sept 1, 2014 | News One staff
    Patrick Mclaw, 23, an eighth grade language arts teacher at Maryland's Mace Lane Middle School, has been placed on leave after authoring "The Insurrectionist," a fictional book that chronicles "the largest school massacre in history."
  • Teacher’s Union Misses Millions

    09/02/2014 8:38:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 1, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently, some teacher’s union officials have taken too much public school math. michigan outline “On a Saturday in May, members of the Michigan Education Association held a walk in Midland bringing attention to public school funding,” the Michigan-based Mackinac Center reports in the organization’s July/August report. “They claim education funding is down nearly $19 million in the greater Midland area in the last four years.” “MEA president Steve Cook has claimed that Michigan’s public school budget has been cut by $1 billion. The problem is that these claims are not true.” “State spending on public education actually increased $800 million...
  • Joe Biden Declares war on Prosperity While in Detroit

    09/02/2014 8:37:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Apparently the White House decided to let Joe Biden out of his padded room for the long weekend. The incorrigible gaff machine was spotted in Detroit, speaking to labor unions, liberal activists, and Democrat campaigners in what used to be Tiger Stadium. Amazingly Biden managed to navigate himself through his remarks without any painfully obvious “foot-in-mouth” moment… Well, at least not anything worse than normal Democrat talking points; but those were probably intentional.Standing among the ruins that were once a shining example of American prosperity, the Vice President championed the values of organized labor and liberal economic policies. (Ya know…...
  • The Anti-Gun Billionaires

    09/02/2014 8:31:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 9/2/2014 | Frank Miniter
    Those on the left say they abhor big money’s corrupting influence in politics — until a leftist billionaire starts trying to sway public opinion. That’s okay with them, because, you know, old George Soros really isn’t creepy at all — he’s just a grandfatherly figure who gives like Santa Claus. And the same goes for Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg — their billions are okay, too. All Bloomberg wants is for the rest of us to give up tobacco, big gulps, and guns. Now Bill Gates has joined on the great lefty-billionaire good-guy list. Gates is donating $1 million to...
  • Who is Rand Paul?

    09/02/2014 8:29:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ralph Benko
    For starters, Rand is short for Randal, not an allusion to Ayn Rand, after whom Sen. Paul was not named by his libertarian (not Objectivist) father Ron Paul. Reportedly, growing up he was called Randy … until his wife shortened the diminutive to Rand.Washington, ordinarily, is committed to maintaining the status quo or making, at best, incremental changes. As we struggle with the political consequences of the end of an era of all-out war the old political status quo is ripe for transformation.Paul shows signs of being the key transformational figure. If he himself understands the depth of this proposition he...
  • Europe Moves Closer to Another Recession

    09/02/2014 8:18:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The Markit Eurozone Manufacturing final data shows Eurozone Manufacturing PMI at 13-month low in August. The rate of expansion in eurozone manufacturing production eased to its lowest during the current 14-month growth sequence in August, as companies faced slower increases in both total new orders and new export business. The final seasonally adjusted Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI® posted 50.7 in August, down from 51.8 in July, its lowest reading since July last year. The headline PMI was also below its earlier flash estimate of 50.8. National PMI data signalled a broad easing in the manufacturing recoveries underwa y across much...
  • Florida's Lee County votes to rescind decision to opt-out of Common Core standards testing

    09/02/2014 8:05:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Florida's Lee County school board has rescinded its vote to opt-out of the state's standardized testing. At a meeting Tuesday morning, the board voted 3-2 in favor of resuming testing....