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  • TOKYO LAID WASTE BY B-29’S, ROYAL PALACES DEVASTATED; FIGHTERS SMASH AT KYUSHU (5/27/45)

    05/27/2015 4:24:24 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/27/45 | Warren Moscow, Bruce Rae, W.H. Lawrence, Kai Myring, Charles Hurd, Hanson W. Baldwin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW12 13 14 15 16 17
  • BREAKING: Southern Israel Attacked By Rockets, IDF Retaliation Expected

    05/26/2015 11:08:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 26, 2015 | Yochanan Visser
    A spokesman said Israel holds Hamas responsible for the attack. One hour ago, sirens went off in southern Israel, causing people to seek shelter in their security rooms and in public shelters. In Israel, most houses have a specially built security room that can survive chemical attacks and all sorts of conventional attacks. A short time later, a rocket – probably a home-made M-75 missile with a range of 75 km or a Grad missile – landed in the city of Gan Yavne, east of the coastal city of Ashdod.
  • Burke: Michael Sam signing with CFL historic moment

    05/26/2015 6:06:42 PM PDT · by Salman · 39 replies
    AP ^ | May. 26, 2015 | AP
    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brian Burke believes the Montreal Alouettes signing of Michael Sam is a tipping point in professional sports. The Calgary Flames president of hockey operations, who co-founded You Can Play in memory of his late son, says the arrival of the openly gay player in the CFL will be a watershed moment. "I think it's huge," Burke told The Canadian Press on Tuesday. "To me, this is one of those 20, 30, 40 years from now, people will look back and say 'remember when Michael Sam signed with the Alouettes?' "We know we have gay athletes in...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Your Donut Personality Quiz - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    05/26/2015 5:59:59 PM PDT · by LUV W · 68 replies
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  • Bernie Sanders: The Clintons Are Money Hustlers

    05/26/2015 5:24:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | 5/26/15 | Jerome Hudson
    **SNIP** In a CNBC interview released Tuesday, Sanders said Bill and Hillary Clinton’s money “hustle” makes the former secretary of state and her philandering former president husband out of touch with the average American voter. “Theoretically you could be a multibillionaire and, in fact, be very concerned about the issues of working people,” Sanders said. “Theoretically that’s true.” But “When you hustle money like that, you don’t sit in restaurants like this. You sit in restaurants where you spend—I don’t know what they spend—hundreds of dollars for dinner and so forth. That’s the world that you are accustomed to. And...
  • Skyping With the Enemy: I Went Undercover as a Jihadi Girlfriend

    05/26/2015 2:52:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/26 | Anna Erelle
    When a French journalist posed online as a young woman interested in Isis, she was soon contacted by a fighter in Syria. He proposed marriage – but could she maintain a double life?It was 10 o’clock on a Friday night in spring 2014 and I was sitting on the sofa in my one-bed Paris apartment when I received a message from a French terrorist based in Syria: “Salaam alaikum, sister. I see you watched my video. It’s gone viral – crazy! Are you Muslim? What do you think about mujahideen?” A journalist, I had been writing about European jihadists in...
  • Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Olmert Sentenced for Taking Bribes From U.S. Businessman

    05/26/2015 2:48:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon May 25, 2015 | Mike Schwartz
    Jerusalem (CNN)Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for taking cash from an American businessman. He was also fined $25,700. Police said Olmert received the money from 1993 through 2006, during his tenure as Jerusalem's mayor and while holding ministerial positions under former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He took over as prime minister in 2006 after a stroke incapacitated Sharon. The new sentence is in addition to the six years in prison Olmert is already facing for taking bribes related to a controversial Jerusalem housing project -- also while he was mayor. Olmert was...
  • IS Denounced for Shedding Muslim Blood

    05/26/2015 1:55:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday 26 May 2015
    The Cabinet, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, denounced Friday’s terrorist attack on a Qatif mosque and said it was aimed at undermining the Kingdom’s security and stability. “The heinous crime resulted in the killing of innocent people,” the Cabinet said in a statement. “This terrorist aggression came from the spiteful criminals who shed the blood of Muslims and targeted worshippers.” Culture and Information Minister Adel Al-Toraifi said the Cabinet commended the efforts made by security agencies to identify the suicide bomber as well as his accomplices and arresting most members of the terrorist cell to...
  • What Liberals Still Don’t Understand About Fox News

    05/26/2015 1:30:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2015 | Jack Schafer
    Annd it came to pass that the earth turned and another campaign season spun into view and the liberal commentariat rose from its siesta to begin its usual moping about the perverse political powers wielded by the Fox News Channel. This time, the sentinel waking the commentariat to the alleged Fox menace is not a liberal but a self-described conservative, Bruce Bartlett. Bartlett, a prolific writer on politics and economics who has worked for congressional Republicans (Ron Paul and Jack Kemp), Republican presidents, (Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush) and conservative and libertarian policy shops, broke with his party a...
  • Sydney mother who abandoned her two children to join the death cult in Syria

    05/26/2015 1:25:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily (AU) Telegraph ^ | 5/26/15 | BEN MCCLELLAN
    THE mother of a Sydney women who chose life under the brutal dictatorship of Islamic State over her children says she has been brainwashed. Jasmina Milovanov, 26, abandoned her two children, aged five and seven, with a babysitter earlier this month before telling friends she was in “Sham” — Arabic slang for Syria. The Muslim convert or “revert” told the babysitter she was going to pick up a new car when she left her Western Sydney home and never returned. She sent a text message to her Turkish-Australian ex-husband on May 3, while he was in Turkey, telling him she...
  • Thad Cochran Marries Longtime Aide (Wife Died in December)

    05/26/2015 1:24:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/25/15 | Louis Nelson
    The Mississippi senator’s previous wife died in December.Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran married his longtime executive assistant, Kay Webber, over the holiday weekend, according to a report from the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss. The 77-year-old Republican wed Webber, who has worked for him since 1981, in a private ceremony in Gulfport, Mississippi, on Saturday. Cochran’s staff, which had denied any knowledge of an impending wedding as recently as last week, released the news in a one-sentence statement. Webber is also 77. Story Continued Below Cochran’s previous wife of 50 years, Rose Cochran, died last December. She spent the final 13 years...
  • I am ready to offer 50 cows for Obama’s daughter – ‘Ruto lawyer’

    05/26/2015 1:17:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    The Nairobian ^ | 5/25/15 | PKEMOI NG’ENOH
    His dream is to marry one of Obama’s daughters, Malia, and is ready to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as bride price.Speaking to The Nairobian, Kiprono, who hit the headlines when he moved to court seeking to have William Ruto sworn in as president when Uhuru travelled to The Hague for his ICC case, said he is ready to meet Obama to discuss the matter when the US president visits in July.“I got interested in her in 2008. As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have...
  • Rose McGowan half-apologizes for misquoting Ted Cruz

    05/26/2015 1:05:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/26/15 | Nick Goss
    Actress Rose McGowan offered an apology — of sorts — this week after sharing what appeared to be an inflammatory quote from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Josh Duggar’s departure from the Family Research Council last Friday. Duggar’s resignation followed his acknowledgement of reports that he sexually molested younger children as a teenager, including his own sisters. Story Continued Below “While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar’s transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do with each other - Ted Cruz, 5/22/15,” read the text next to the photo of Duggar and Cruz...
  • Will the Supremes Slap Down 4th Circuit’s Anti-Business Ruling?

    05/26/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 5.26.15 | Hans Bader
    In the past, businesses have been happy to put new factories in states like South Carolina and Virginia, due to their right-to-work laws and relatively reasonable employment laws. But they should think twice about doing so in the future, thanks to some recent, very unreasonable court rulings against employers in those states by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Those decisions illustrate a contempt for binding Supreme Court precedent, and basic rules of logic, evidence, civil procedure, and appellate procedure A classic example is the Fourth Circuit’s 2-to-1 decision on May 11 in Brown v. Nucor Corp., which violated...
  • Twitter Hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen Sparks Firestorm

    05/26/2015 12:57:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/23/15 | Paula Meija
    A woman in the U.K., Bahar Mustafa, has ignited a virtual firestorm after she tweeted out controversial hashtags, including #KillAllWhiteMen and #Misandry, and blatantly excluded white people and men from diversity events at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her outspokenness has prompted petitions, harassment, death threats, organized calls for her resignation, an abundance of crude and unusual comments on Reddit and now a formal investigation from authorities at Scotland Yard. Mustafa, the welfare and diversity officer for the student union at Goldsmiths, faced immediate backlash after she specifically barred white men from an event intent on diversifying the university’s curriculum. Mustafa...
  • Scott Walker might skip Florida primary in Bush-Rubio territory

    05/26/2015 12:03:06 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    As Republicans prepare to pick their next presidential nominee, there's one primary that's already likely to get expensive and intense: Florida -- home to former governor Jeb Bush, who is likely to run, and Sen. Marco Rubio, who made his announcement in Miami. That's why Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor who has been riding high in early polls, said Tuesday that he might skip the Florida primary. “If we chose to get in, I don’t think there’s a state out there that we wouldn’t play in," Walker, who has yet to get into the race, said on Laura Ingraham's radio...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a ‘Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Florida’s most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clinton’s candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: “Walker would be the first president with a GED.”The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Why Aren't Those $26.4M Speech Fees Taxable To Bill & Hillary Clinton?

    05/26/2015 6:21:38 AM PDT · by dila813 · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | Today | Robert W. Wood
    The Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has admitted collecting $26.4 million in previously unreported fees from foreign governments and foreign and U.S. corporations for speeches. For tax purposes, who should be treated as the recipient of that money? We’ll come back to the question. As with all things Clinton, the control of the story has been impressive. Sure, the Foundation should have been clearer about this, says the narrative. But it does such incredibly important work on HIV AIDS and other global initiatives.
  • Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

    05/26/2015 6:20:00 AM PDT · by Skooz · 12 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/24/2015 | James Pearson
    A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace. North and South Korea are still technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. Despite its name the DMZ is one of the most heavily militarized and fortified borders in the world. "We feel very celebratory and positive that we have created a voyage across the DMZ in peace and reconciliation," said U.S. activist and feminist Gloria Steinem, honorary co-chair of the WomanCrossDMZ...
  • In the Murky World of Big-Bucks Speeches, the Clintons Are More Transparent Than Most

    05/26/2015 6:09:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    New York magazine ^ | May 25, 2015 | Ann Lowrey
    Bill and Hillary Clinton might have left the White House dead broke, but they certainly recovered quickly. The pair has generated tens of millions of dollars of income for themselves and their foundation since 2000, with much of it coming from paid speeches. Indeed, financial disclosure reports recently filed by the Clintons bump the total that they have ginned up in speaking fees to at least $130 million, with the price of a single speech frequently topping $300,000. Those staggering figures have shined a bright light on the very big, very opaque market for corporate keynotes, addresses to universities, and...
  • Waiting Periods and the Rising Price of Abortion

    05/26/2015 5:49:28 AM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Atlantic ^ | May 25, 2015 | Olga Khazan
    There’s a new type of abortion roadblock that’s swiftly gaining popularity: a state-imposed wait between the day a woman decides to have the procedure, and the day she can actually get one. In recent weeks, Oklahoma tripled the length of its waiting period, becoming the fourth state with a 72-hour (three-day) delay. Florida enacted a 24-hour waiting period between two different appointments—one for an ultrasound and another for the procedure. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a two-day waiting-period bill last month—and simultaneously made the state the record-holder for the number of abortion restrictions passed in 2015 so far, advocates say....
  • National Enquirer Claims Hillary’s Deleted Emails Contained Names Of Numerous Lesbian Lovers

    05/26/2015 5:33:30 AM PDT · by lbryce · 58 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 17, 2015 | Christopher Agee
    The rumors have dogged her for years. Hillary Clinton has encountered several roadblocks in the days since announcing her presidential candidacy, many of which stemmed from accusations that she inappropriately used a personal email address to conduct official business during her stint as the head of the U.S. State Department. With reports of numerous emails permanently deleted from her server, speculation continues to swirl within the political realm regarding what she hoped to keep secret. An exclusive report by the National Enquirer this week attempted to address that issue, citing an anonymous source close to Clinton who claims she is...
  • Church of England to consider transgender naming ceremony

    05/26/2015 4:50:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/21/15 | Karen McVeigh
    The Church of England is to debate plans to introduce a ceremony akin to a baptism to mark the new identities of Christians who undergo gender transition. The Rev Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory, has proposed a motion to the General Synod to debate the issue, after he was approached by a young transgender person seeking to be “re-baptised” in his new identity. The motion, which was passed by Blackburn Diocese last month, calls on the House of Bishops to consider whether it should introduce a new service to mark the milestone in the life of a trans...
  • JAPANESE LOSE 111 PLANES IN ATTACK OFF OKINAWA BUT HIT 11 LIGHT SHIPS (5/26/45)

    05/26/2015 4:36:19 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/26/45 | Bruce Rae, W.H. Lawrence, Warren Moscow, Drew Middleton, James A. Hagerty
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  • [NL] Christian jeweller made gay couples’ rings but still got targeted by gay lobby

    05/26/2015 4:16:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 5/25/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    MOUNT PEARL, Newfoundland, May 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) –While North Americans are used to reading about Christian business people being fined and excoriated for refusing to cater to homosexual weddings, Newfoundland has added a novel twist: there a Christian jeweller has been punished financially and deluged with hate mail even though he did do business with a homosexual couple.Nicole White and Pam Renouf liked the service they got from Esau Jardon of Today’s Jewellers in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, who took their deposit and proceeded to design and build them two engagement rings. They even recommended the store to friends.But...
  • Refugees smuggled through Vienna airport [smuggling muzzies into the US]

    05/26/2015 3:52:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Local ^ | 5/26/15
    Employees of a private security company at Vienna International Airport have allegedly been smuggling refugees into the United States and Great Britain, according to a spokesman for the Lower Austria state prosecutor based in Korneuburg. Two employees of a firm hired to carry out additional security checks for Austrian Airlines are already in custody, while a further four suspects remain at large, state prosecutor spokesman Friedrich Köhl confirmed to the Kurier newspaper. All six are accused of smuggling refugees into the airport and onto aeroplanes in exchange for between €7,000-9,000 . The employees reportedly asked friends to pass through the...
  • Deputy candidate for Turkey's main opposition injured in armed assault [kneecapped]

    05/26/2015 3:47:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Hurriyet ^ | 5/26/15
    Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy candidate Elif Doğan Türkmen was wounded in an armed attack at around 9 a.m. on May 26 in a restaurant in the southern Turkish province of Adana, Doğan News Agency has reported. Türkmen, who is running for parliament on the CHP ticket as the party’s first candidate from Adana, was injured in the knee after gunshots were fired while she was on her way to a breakfast event, Adana Gov. Mustafa Büyük said, according to state-run Anadolu Agency. Türkmen was hospitalized with not life-threatening injuries, Büyük said. Police have launched an investigation into...
  • Austria tries 14-year-old 'terror' suspect

    05/26/2015 3:42:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/26/15
    A 14-year-old Austrian schoolboy with alleged ties to Islamist extremists and accused of intending to bomb a Vienna train station went on trial Tuesday facing up to five years in prison. The defendant, named only as Mertkan G., was arrested in October 2014 and allegedly had contact with supporters of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group and Al-Qaeda, the court in his hometown Sankt-Poelten said. "In addition he is suspected of obtaining instructions on how to make an explosive device from an Al-Qaeda website... in order to carry out an attack in Vienna," the court 70 kilometres (45 miles) west...
  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare [Who gave us this ACA mess?]

    05/26/2015 3:41:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 26, 2015 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control. [snip] BAD TIMING [snip] HOUSE OF CARDS [snip] STICKER SHOCK FOR SELF-PAY CUSTOMERS [snip] REPUBLICANS TO THE RESCUE? [snip]
  • ISIS militants ‘advance towards Damascus’

    05/26/2015 3:29:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 5/26/15
    Syrian regime strikes against ISIS in and around the ancient city of Palmyra have failed to halt their advance towards Damascus, a monitor said on Sunday.The intense strikes came after the fall of Palmyra, named Tadmor in Arabic, to the militants last week. But so far, the strikes had failed to halt the militants, who advanced towards the capital Damascus and overran major phosphate mines about 70 kilometers south of Palmyra.“ISIS has made further progress on the Tadmor-Damascus highway and grabbed the Khnaifess phosphate mines and nearby houses,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network...
  • [Charm City] Deadly month sees 35 killings

    05/26/2015 3:20:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/25/15 | Luke Broadwater
    Hours after Baltimore's mayor huddled with police officials to discuss the recent spike in violence, two more people were killed Monday — making May the city's deadliest month since 1999.The two homicides increased this month's total to 35. There have been 108 homicides across the city this year."It's deplorable," said City Councilman William "Pete" Welch. "The shootings and killings are all over the city. I don't think any part of the city is immune to this. I've never seen anything like it."Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is "disheartened and frustrated by this continuing violence, particularly when you think about the progress that...
  • Critics: Clinton Ex-Im Advocacy Embodies Cronyism Allegations

    05/26/2015 3:00:30 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/26/15 | Lachlan Markay
    Hillary Clinton’s advocacy for an obscure government agency often accused of cronyism exemplifies her status as the consummate self-dealing Washington insider, according to critics of the likely Democratic presidential nominee.Freedom Partners, a trade association backed by libertarian philanthropists Charles and David Koch, sought to tie Clinton’s advocacy on behalf of the U.S. Export-Import Bank on Friday to large corporate donations to her family’s foundation.A review of the Clinton Foundation’s donor rolls reveals financial support by a number of Ex-Im beneficiaries, including foreign state-owned corporations and a French bank that last year admitted to violating sanctions against a state-sponsor of terrorism.The...
  • Scott Walker says $499 million 'structural surplus' is ahead

    05/26/2015 3:00:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Politifact Wisconsin ^ | May 26, 2015 | Dave Umhoefer
    The education funding cuts in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-’17 budget rankled critics because at one point a nearly $1 billion surplus was projected for the start of that budget. Walker and fellow Republicans returned much of the surplus to taxpayers in 2014, and then slower-than-predicted growth in tax collections further boxed in the GOP entering the new budget cycle. Now, while campaigning for president, Walker eagerly touts his budget as fiscally responsible. He is even using the "S" word again -- surplus. "At the end of the budget we're debating right now for our next two years in my...
  • Hay fever misery to increase with global warming: Invasive ragweed to spread pollen further...

    05/26/2015 2:11:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/15 | Richard Gray
    Hay fever misery to increase with global warming: Invasive ragweed to spread pollen further due to climate change Climate change could help a notorious invasive weed known to trigger severe allergy attacks to spread and bring misery to hay fever sufferers, experts have warned. Ragweed, also known as Ambrosia artemisiifolia, is native to North America but since the 1960s has been spreading rapidly across warmer parts of Europe. It is still rare in the UK, but researchers predict by 2050 it could be scattering pollen throughout much of Britain and northern Europe.
  • GA teacher arrested and placed in shackles after town issues warrant over son's school absences

    05/26/2015 1:20:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2015 | Chris Spargo
    ".....'I received a certified letter Saturday about this issue and [my husband] Keith contacted the [Board of Education] on my behalf yesterday while I worked subbing. I have been notified that a warrant for my arrest will most likely be issued. 'My family’s doctor has written a character reference for me, and I have the support of many [Board of Education] employees, but at the moment it still appears I will be arrested. 'If the Sheriff and the Attendance Officer moves forward I will be given the opportunity to turn myself in. I spoke to a county employee yesterday that...
  • Chevy still has 6,000 unsold last-gen Volt hybrids

    05/25/2015 11:26:06 PM PDT · by dila813 · 41 replies
    Engadget ^ | 20 minutes ago | Jon Fingas
    The 2016 Chevy Volt promises to be a much better hybrid than its predecessor, with a lower price and better performance... and unfortunately for GM, that improvement might be hurting sales of the outgoing model. The Detroit Free Press reports that there were roughly 6,000 unsold 2015 Volts as of April, or more than twice the 2,779 that sold in the first four months of the year. Sales are down 46 percent versus the same period a year ago, and dealers appear willing to make some serious concessions to clinch a deal.
  • Exclusive — Gov. Walker: Federal Government ‘Too Big To Fail,’ Next President Must Shrink It..

    05/25/2015 11:22:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Exclusive — Gov. Scott Walker: Federal Government ‘Too Big To Fail,’ Next President Must Shrink It So It’s ‘Small Enough To Succeed’ Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview over Memorial Day weekend that he’s getting much closer to a decision on whether he’ll pursue a presidential campaign in 2016, a decision he expects will come in early July. [snip] ......I think there’s this incredible sense, particularly amongst our base and primary voters is they don’t want someone who just talks about it. They want someone who can do it. Due to God’s grace and circumstances,...
  • Wisconsin Republicans play key roles in nominating (Admits RNC pro-Walker, anti-Cruz)

    05/25/2015 10:42:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Janesville Gazette ^ | May 26, 2015 | Steven Walters
    Former FBI agent Steve King of Milton has been a member of the Republican National Committee since 2007. In his speech to the state Republican Party convention, the no-nonsense King bluntly laid out what went wrong in 2012. Then, GOP presidential hopefuls ran a gauntlet of more than 20 debates, and state-by-state primaries that led to the nomination of presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “Wrong venues,” King fumed. “Wrong hosts. Wrong moderators.” There will be no repeat next year of what amounted to that waterboarding of presidential candidates, King vowed. “We are taking back control of our primary process.” As a...
  • Silda Wall Spitzer to Host ‘Women Only’ Fund-Raiser for Hillary

    05/25/2015 8:51:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Silda Wall Spitzer, who knows a thing or two about moving onward and upward from a cheating husband, is hosting a women-only Manhattan fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton. Silda, along with Wall Street queen Alexandra Lebenthal, Heidi Miller, tech entrepreneur Geraldine Laybourne and Maroon Capital’s Ann Davlin, is hosting the “just for women” event for Hillary on June 1. Tickets cost $2,700 for the two-hour event...
  • Republican Party of Kentucky website hacked

    05/25/2015 7:41:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/25/2015 | Nick Storm and Kevin Wheatley
    An anonymous group of hackers has been in control of the Republican Party of Kentucky’s website since Sunday. RPK Chairman Steve Robertson told Pure Politics he has contacted the website’s designers and host, but because of the Memorial Day holiday staffers will not be able to begin addressing the problem until later Monday. Robertson was notified of the hack Sunday afternoon, he said. The reason for the attack at this point in time is unknown. “I don’t know anything other than it’s been hacked and the people who can address it will be able to begin addressing it this evening,”...
  • Endorsements from top GOP brass likely for Bevin, but he needs to work on donors, Jennings says

    05/25/2015 7:36:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/23/2015 | Nick Storm
    Scott Jennings may have spent months in 2014 running ads defending U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell as he faced Matt Bevin in the primary, but come 2015 with Bevin as the likely GOP nominee, Jennings is promising his support. “I’m going to vote for Matt Bevin; I’m going to vote for the entire Republican ticket,” Jennings said in an interview with Pure Politics on Thursday. Even though Bevin opted to not endorse McConnell in the 2014 general election, Jennings said he expects McConnell will endorse Bevin in the 2015 race. The outcome of the GOP gubernatorial primary is still up for...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, California ~ 26 MAY 2015

    05/25/2015 5:51:15 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, California The Mountain Warfare Training Center (MWTC) is a United States Marine Corps installation located in Pickle Meadows near Bridgeport, California. The training center exists to train units in complex compartmented terrain. The center occupies 46,000 acres of Toiyabe National Forrest under management of the U.S. Forrest Service. A letter of agreement between the Forrest Service an the Marine Corps permits the use of the area to train Marines in mountain and cold weather operations.The Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC) is one of...
  • George Pataki to Announce Presidential Bid Thursday

    05/25/2015 5:22:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    Ignoring the polls and pundits, former New York Gov. George Pataki plans to announce Thursday that he’s joining the crowded Republican field for president. The three-term governor will unveil his candidacy in Exeter, N.H., – which claims the birthplace of the Republican Party – and join a group of contenders who are inching toward the 20 mark. Skeptics abound about Pataki’s chances.
  • 'ObamaCare Is Penalizing Me For Pursuing My Dreams!'

    05/25/2015 5:17:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/35 | Gabrielle Gray
    In a Midtown specialist’s office, I confessed the secret that’s been weighing on my mind. “My health insurance expires at the end of May,” I told the doctor. I had a lot of questions for him: How much does an uninsured visit cost? What is the fewest number of follow-ups we can do this year? Do you have payment plans available to patients paying cash?
  • I Believe My Father Was Murdered: B.B. King’s Kids Cry Foul

    05/25/2015 5:15:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015
    Two B.B. King heirs who’ve been most outspoken about the blues legend’s care in his final days are accusing King’s two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King’s estate is calling the claims ridiculous. Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-for, and King received 24-hour care and monitoring by medical professionals “up until the time that he peacefully passed away in his sleep,” attorney Brent Bryson told the AP on Monday. Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege that family members were prevented from visiting while King’s business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron...
  • ‘Couldn’t agree more!’ Obama connects with five-year-old gay marriage advocate on Twitter (CREEPY!)

    05/25/2015 5:01:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/15 | Imogen Calderwood
    Barack Obama has been putting his new Twitter account to good use, using it to support a little girl’s ideas on gay marriage. Five-year-old Yasmeen Faruqui wrote a letter to the President with a list of insightful requests, and was amazed when she received a reply. ‘Please stop war for our world, instead have a meeting’, Yasmeen said in the handwritten note. ‘Please give a speech to tell everyone they can marry who they want.’
  • Fresh air raids launched against ISIS amid fears ISIS will slaughter rare bird

    05/25/2015 4:46:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/14 | Corey Charlton
    Fresh air raids launched against ISIS close to ancient ruins in Palmyra amid fears ISIS will slaughter rare bird - reward offered in attempt to find bird Fresh air strikes have been launched against ISIS-controlled buildings in the ancient city of Palmyra amid fears ISIS will slaughter an endangered bird that is crucial to its species' survival. Prior to the city being overrun by ISIS last week, four of the exceptionally rare northern bald ibis were kept in a breeding colony. But three of these were abandoned in the fighting and a fourth - a female which knows the species'...
  • Former UK Army Chief Calls for Ground Invasion Against ISIS

    05/25/2015 3:40:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/5/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Former UK Chief of Staff Lord Dannatt has called for a ground invasion against Islamic State (ISIS) on Monday, claiming that the cultural and security impact of the group calls for an international armed effort to expand beyond the current airstrike campaign. "The capture and likely destruction of the 2,000-year-old Roman colonnades at Palmyra, Syria, by Islamic State constitutes a potential cultural crime on a gigantic scale," Dannatt wrote in the Daily Mail. "These majestic ruins represent thousands of years of human civilisation and there is now surely no doubting just how great a threat IS [ISIS - ed.] poses...
  • Joe Biden Tries to Smooth Iraq Ties After Pentagon Outburst

    05/25/2015 3:24:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/5/15
    US Vice President Joe Biden on Monday sought to end an embarrassing rift between Washington and Baghdad after Pentagon boss Ashton Carter blamed Iraqi forces for the fall of Ramadi. The White House said Biden called Iraqi's prime minister Haider al-Abadi, just hours after the US Defense Secretary's suggested the Islamic State group won control of the city because "Iraqi forces showed no will to fight," according to AFP. Biden "recognized the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces over the past eighteen months in Ramadi and elsewhere," the White House said. As well as rowing back Carter's comments, Biden...
  • Police Seizure to Be Lifted on Yitzhar's Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva

    05/25/2015 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/5/15 | Shlomo Pitrikovski
    Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) has decided not to extend the seizure order issued last year against the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva (Torah academy - ed.) building in Yitzhar, in the heart of Samaria, according to Channel 10. For the first time in over a year, police and IDF forces will vacate the premises and allow students to return. The yeshiva was initially seized by Border Policemen in April 2014, following clashes between an extreme element in the community and security forces. The cyclical clashes began after a house was destroyed by the IDF, sparking tire-slashings of two IDF cars....