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  • Labor pushes 'union beers' at Super Bowl (Budweiser, Miller, Coors, Blue Moon, PBR, Shock Top)

    01/31/2015 4:43:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/15 | Tim Devaney
    Football fans will be discouraged from drinking “non-union” beers like Guinness and Heineken while they’re at Super Bowl parties. During Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, labor groups are hoping to raise awareness about beer companies that are unionized and pay their employees good wages. Labor 411’s list of approved beers for the Super Bowl includes companies like Stella Artois, which boasts strong union membership. But Guinness, Heineken, Corona, Flying Dog, and many other beermakers did not make the list, said Robert Fulton, the editorial director of Labor 411. "If you’re out making your choice...
  • Obama Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Started Sorority With Holder’s Wife

    01/30/2015 5:46:07 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/27/2015 | Patrick Howley
    resident Obama’s Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was a charter member of an all-black Harvard sorority — and so was Eric Holder’s wife. ... can Lynch as an investigator really be objective when it comes to her predecessor, who is currently in contempt of Congress over Fast and Furious scandal document obstruction and would probably warrant investigation from an unbiased successor? After all, Lynch goes way back with Holder’s wife. “The Xi Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
  • Obama to Dems: 'Get informed, not by reading the Huffington Post'

    01/31/2015 4:27:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/29/15 | Mike Lillis
    PHILADELPHIA – President Obama on Thursday asked wary House Democrats to hold their fire, while the administration negotiates several trade deals opposed by scores of liberal lawmakers. “Keep your powder a little dry,” he told the Democrats assembled here for an annual retreat, according to a source in the closed-door session. "Get informed," Obama also advised, "not by reading The Huffington Post." The president has long sought pacts expanding trade with both Asian and European nations, as well as trade promotion authority, known as "fast-track," from Congress. The issue has sharply divided the Democrats, as centrists tend to support the...
  • SOVIET PUSH UNCHECKED 73 MILES FROM BERLIN; AMERICANS LAND NORTH OF BATAAN UNOPPOSED (1/31/45)

    01/31/2015 4:26:28 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/31/45 | George Axelsson, Clifton Daniel, Gene Currivan, Richard J.H. Johnston, Lindesay Parrott
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  • Senate Democrats are $15M in debt

    01/31/2015 4:18:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/15 | Cameron Joseph
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee begins their quest to retake the Senate in 2016 with $15 million in operational debt and $1 million in the bank, according to new numbers through the end of December. That's down from the $16.3 million in debt the DSCC carried shortly after the 2014 elections, and is slightly lower than the $15.8 million it started out with after the 2012 elections, though it's still one of the largest burdens the party has carried in decades. That operational debt doesn't include a $5 million loan the organization took out to buy a house adjacent to...
  • Jeffrey Epstein: The Sex Offender Who Mixes With Princes and Premiers (& Bill Clinton)

    01/31/2015 3:22:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/29/15 | Catherine Ostler
    **SNIP** An American woman called Virginia Roberts – now a married, 31-year-old mother of three – has filed an affidavit in a Florida federal court in which she swears in gruesome detail that the late press baron and pension fiddler Robert Maxwell’s daughter Ghislaine recruited her to satisfy the sexual needs of billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein and his friends. Those friends, according to Roberts, included the Duke of York, now fifth in line to the throne, and celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz (best known for getting Claus von Bulow’s conviction for murdering his wife overturned). Buckingham Palace have denied everything more...
  • NATO Secretary General statement on the attack on Mariupol

    01/31/2015 1:49:31 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    NATO ^ | 24 Jan. 2015 | NATO
    Fighting in eastern Ukraine has sharply escalated, with indications of a large-scale offensive by Russian-backed separatists at multiple locations in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts as well as against the city of Mariupol. This is in utter disregard of the ceasefire. The shelling of residential areas in the city of Mariupol from separatist-controlled territory has cost the lives of at least 20 civilians, and injured many more. For several months we have seen the presence of Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, as well as a substantial increase in Russian heavy equipment such as tanks, artillery and advanced air defence systems....
  • ‘We hold each other up’: NCTC softball team returns after tragedy [lst game since 4 players killed]

    01/30/2015 10:44:36 PM PST · by Colofornian · 1 replies
    DallasNews.com (Dallas Morning News) ^ | June 30, 2015 | Kate Hairopoulos
    GAINESVILLE — The North Central Texas College softball team lined up on the third-base line Friday afternoon, each player resting her hand on the shoulder of the teammate in front of her. They stood like so, heads of ponytails and braids bowed, their red jerseys bold against the January gray, in a public moment of silence. The sting of grief has become familiar for this team since an 18-wheeler plowed into the Lady Lions’ team bus last September, killing four players, none yet 21. All 15 of the players riding in the bus and coach Van Hedrick, who started the...
  • Nebraska grandma wakes from coma four hours before family planned to end life support

    01/30/2015 10:36:34 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Nina Golgowski
    In what's being called a Christmas 'miracle' by Teri Robert's family, just hours before they planned to end her life on Dec. 22, the beloved wife, mother and grandmother opened her eyes. Roberts still faces an uphill battle after she lost four of her limbs from her illness. Teri Roberts' grieving family had already come to terms with her likely death, planning to turn off her ventilator, when they say a "miracle" happened. The 56-year-old wife, mother and grandmother, had been in a spiraling coma for 12 days when just four hours before her family planned to pull the plug,...
  • Birth certificates ask parents if ‘woman giving birth’ is female [NY City's TransWorldAirHeads]

    01/30/2015 10:11:27 PM PST · by Colofornian · 21 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Leonard Greene
    No, that’s not a typo. A city Health Department form for new parents requesting birth certificates asks the “woman giving birth” if she’s male or female. Along with routine questions — mother’s maiden name, mother’s legal name, mother’s Social Security number — is a gender question that has raised a few eyebrows. And just in case the inquiry is not clear, the birth-certificate request provides a convenient check box and asks the question in capital letters. “What is your DATE OF BIRTH, current AGE and SEX?” the form asks in the section clearly marked “Mother/Parent (Woman Giving Birth).” “To be...
  • Rand Paul slams Bush 'hypocrisy' on pot

    01/30/2015 9:50:27 PM PST · by Plummz · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/30/15 07:09 PM EST | Alexander Bolton
    DALLAS — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) accused Jeb Bush of hypocrisy after The Boston Globe reported the former Florida governor was a heavy marijuana smoker while at an elite prep school. Bush opposed a Florida medical marijuana ballot initiative last year even though he partook liberally of the herb while in high school. “You would think he’d have a little more understanding then,” Paul told The Hill while en route to a political event in Texas. “He was even opposed to medical marijuana,” Paul said of Bush, a potential rival in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. “This is a guy...
  • McCain: Palin would ‘do great’ as presidential candidate

    01/30/2015 9:40:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics Blog ^ | January 28, 2015 | Sean Sullivan
    How would Sarah Palin do if she decides to run for president? According to her former top-of-the-ticket running mate, quite well. "She's very interesting. And I'm sure she'd do great," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told The Washington Post Wednesday in a brief interview. After the 2008 presidential election, McCain has consistently praised Palin, despite her clash with his campaign team. Palin has also defended McCain. The former Alaska governor campaigned for the senator in his 2010 reelection bid....
  • Biden Laments What The Obama Administration Has Done To America

    01/30/2015 6:23:57 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-30-2015 | Jim Treacher
    January 30, 2015 Biden Laments What The Obama Administration Has Done To America Jim Treacher If you don’t like what you’ve seen since Election ’08, you’ve got company. Tell ‘em, Joe! BIDEN VIDEO“To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country.” Yep. I called it even before these idiots got elected: Biden Clarifies Earlier Remarks on His Dread of an Obama Administration.
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For The Troops - 31 Jan 2015

    01/30/2015 5:59:09 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 136 replies
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  • Obama’s New Atty General: Illegal Aliens Have Right to Take American Jobs

    01/30/2015 4:53:27 PM PST · by lbryce · 40 replies
    Front Page ^ | January 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    ight to free speech? Nope. Right to bear arms? Forget about it. Right not to buy ObamaCare? Ha. But illegal aliens do have a right to take your job. It’s in the Obamastitution. Right after locking up filmmakers who mock Islam. And children who bite pop tarts into the shape of a gun. Just ask Obama’s AG nominee. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch backed up President Obama on his controversial immigration executive actions during her confirmation hearing Wednesday — while going as far to say she believed in an illegal immigrant’s “right” and “obligation to work.” Under questioning from Sen....
  • Senate GOP demands Obama turn over all communications with IRS

    01/30/2015 1:51:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/29/15 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Republicans on Thursday asked President Obama to turn over all communications he and his aides have had with the IRS since 2010, hoping to find out whether the tax collection agency shared private taxpayer information with political operatives at the White House. The request, made in a letter obtained by The Washington Times, is signed by Senate Finance Chairman Orrin G. Hatch and all 13 other Republicans on the committee, and is addressed specifically to Mr. Obama, saying they want to see if his employees broke the law by acquiring or sharing private information.
  • Likud asks elections panel to bar campaigning by organization affiliated with Obama strategist

    01/30/2015 12:17:28 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | January 30, 2015 | By Rory Arad
    Likud petitioned the Central Elections Committee on Wednesday for an order barring campaigning by the V15 organization, after Haaretz earlier this week reported on the organization’s efforts to replace the Likud-led government. V15, which stands for Victory 2015, is partnering with the pro-peace organization OneVoice. Its goal is to recruit thousands of volunteers who will go door to door before the election to persuade as many as one million people to vote to change the government. To this end, it hired Jeremy Bird, the national field director of U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, to organize its efforts. The Likud...
  • Cruz: ‘In Effect, They Are Counterfeiting Immigration Papers’

    01/30/2015 9:06:12 AM PST · by xzins · 33 replies
    CNS ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    - 4:42 PM (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Thursday that contrary to what attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch said in her confirmation hearing on Wednesday that illegal aliens do not have a right to work in the United States and that by printing work authorizations for them the Obama administration is effectively “counterfeiting immigration papers.” CNSNews asked asked Cruz: Do you believe illegal aliens should have a right to work in the United States as Loretta Lynch told Senator Sessions? Cruz responded: Federal law is unequivocal. Those who are present in this country illegally are barred from working....
  • Nenshi .. acerbic leadership style making work at Calgary City Hall impossible?

    01/29/2015 9:21:38 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | January 28, 2015 | | Jen Gerson
    “He cannot stand people challenging him. And right now we have a council that has people who have a lot of common sense,” Mr. Chu said. “I think that really bothers him a lot.” Mr. Nenshi has been embroiled in a number of feuds and bizarre Twitter exchanges ... Muslim mayor represents about the city.
  • Patient Being Treated for Possible Ebola in Sacramento

    01/30/2015 6:16:00 AM PST · by Rockitz · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 29 January 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    A patient showing “symptoms consistent with Ebola infection” was being treated Thursday at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. According to local Fox affiliate KTXL, the patient originally went to Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento before being transferred to UC Davis Medical Center Thursday morning. Dignity Health, which runs Mercy General, issued the following statement: In coordination with the public health department and CDC, Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital has transferred a patient to UC Davis Medical Center, which is specifically equipped to care for patients suspected of having or diagnosed with Ebola as part of the...
  • RED ARMY SWEEPS ON 93 MILES FROM BERLIN; U.S. THIRD ARMY SMASHES BACK INTO GERMANY (1/30/45)

    01/30/2015 4:57:39 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 21 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/30/45 | Daniel T. Brigham, W.H. Lawrence, Clifton Daniel, George E. Jones, Sidney Shalett, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • 'Ferocity' of China crackdown 'unseen in recent years' (Yet we buy, and we buy, and we buy)

    01/30/2015 2:47:14 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | Friday January 29 2015
    The ruling Communist Party has "unleashed an extraordinary assault on basic human rights and their defenders with a ferocity unseen in recent years", the New York-based group Human Rights Watch said in its annual report. (excerpts, please see link for full article)
  • American Small Business Is Literally Dying

    01/28/2015 9:34:29 PM PST · by george76 · 70 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Mike Flynn
    When small and medium-sized businesses are dying faster than they’re being born, so is free enterprise,” writes Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup. “And when free enterprise dies, America dies with it.” For six years, the number of small businesses closing has exceeded the number of businesses starting. The number of business deaths exceeded births in 2008 for the first time in US history and has gotten worse in the ensuing years. Since 2010, the rate of small business closures has increased. In the 1980s, the number of new businesses exceeded those closing by more than 100,000 every year....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 30 January 2015

    01/29/2015 5:58:42 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 104 replies
    January 29, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, milk shakes, brews, conversation, and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe....
  • IRS targeting could cost 10 years in jail under Cruz bill

    01/29/2015 5:49:45 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 1-28-2015 | Editorial Staff
    January 28, 2015 IRS targeting could cost 10 years in jail under Cruz bill Editorial Staff Ted Cruz wants IRS employees guilty of targeting to be the ones forking over their money, this time — at least.The Texas senator announced legislation this week to punish the type of alleged singling out of tea party groups under ex-official Lois Lerner with a fine, jail time, or both. And the prison sentence could be hefty — up to 10 years. Cruz quoted President Obama’s own words back to him in making the case that it was about time. “In May 2013 President...
  • Squatters In ‘Abandonminiums’ Slow Detroit’s Plan To Bulldoze Way To Prosperity

    01/29/2015 2:43:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 1/29/15 | Corey Williams
    DETROIT (AP) – Chris Mathews’ crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit’s grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there. A middle-aged woman who watched the crew tear away the home’s warped wooden steps the day before had called their company, Adamo Demolition, to point out she was living on the second floor, despite no power, heat or gas and a flooded basement. “It was like a swimming pool. We would...
  • St. Louis cops, citizens fight at public meeting

    01/29/2015 2:31:36 PM PST · by redreno · 12 replies
    An attempt to mend the relationship between citizens and police in St. Louis broke into a shouting and shoving match late Wednesday — between citizens and police. Council members considering a bill to establish a civilian oversight board over police work were holding a public meeting when Jeff Roorda, the business manager of the city’s police union, and a woman appeared to get into a confrontation, an online video shows. The room erupted into shouts and profanity, as people rose to their feet and crowded in on the two. The bill was sponsored by Alderman Antonio French, an active participant...
  • Thank You Sarah Palin! (From Tea Party Express)

    01/29/2015 12:25:56 PM PST · by Syncro · 12 replies
    Tea Party Express/Email ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Tea Party Express
               Thank You Sarah Palin! One of the most powerful and effective voices for change in American politics has been Governor Sarah Palin. Yet, even some of our conservative friends cannot resist the temptation to join in with liberals to be overly critical about one of her recent public appearances. Governor Palin has been on the front lines of every battle, rallying and motivating voters in a way that only she can. It's no wonder why the recent Public Policy Polling found that Palin is the most liked potential Presidential candidate among Republican voters - higher...
  • NLR robbery suspect shoots store clerk (Hands Up Don't Shoot)

    01/29/2015 12:17:45 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 19 replies
    KATV ^ | Jan 28, 2015 7:25 PM CST | Marine Glisovic
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - *Warning: this video may be graphic as it does show the suspect shooting the victim. Police are still looking for two suspects after a store clerk is shot, and the thieves run-off with $100, according to North Little Rock Police. Police released photos and video to Channel 7, as they continue to try and identify these two suspects. According to the police report, the incident happened on Saturday at around 9:40 p.m. at the Main Street Shell, 1400 North Main Street. Suspect one is described as a young black male in his late teens to...
  • Sheriff David Clarke Tells AG Nominee: DOJ Must Stop Undermining American Law Enforcement Officers

    01/29/2015 11:48:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke called on U.S. Attorney and Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch to rebuild the broken relationship between the Department of Justice and local law enforcement. Citing Attorney General Eric Holder's involvement in Ferguson, Missouri over the summer, Clarke laid out a defense of police working in dangerous communities and called on Lynch to open lines of communication from Washington to cities around the country. "I want to spend some time critiquing...Attorney General Eric Holder's tenure at the Department of Justice and use it as a framework...
  • Shiite Rebels Capture Yemen Military Base

    01/29/2015 9:05:37 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan. 29, 2015
    Yemeni officials said that Shiite rebels have captured a key military base south of the capital, where U.S. advisers had previously trained counterterrorism forces. They say that the Republican Guard camp captured on Thursday was used by American experts until 2012 to train local forces battling al Qaeda’s powerful Yemeni affiliate. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press. The Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, have seized a number of key military facilities in recent days, including the headquarters of the paramilitary special forces. They took control of the capital in...
  • Son of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy arrested in Utah

    01/29/2015 8:04:54 AM PST · by redreno · 39 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/28/2015 | By WESLEY JUHL
    Ryan Bundy, son of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, was arrested Tuesday in Cedar City, Utah. Iron County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Nik Johnson said in a release that Bundy was served with an arrest warrant while at the county courthouse on a separate case. Bundy, 42, verbally and physically resisted the deputies’ attempts to take him into custody, but deputies overpowered and arrested him, Johnson said. Bundy was booked on charges of interfering with an officer, from the arrest warrant, and an additional charge of resisting arrest.
  • Can Israel Survive?

    01/29/2015 2:18:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Eight million Israelis are surrounded by some 400 million Muslims in more than 20 states. Almost all of Israel's neighbors are anti-Israeli dictatorships, monarchies or theocracies-- a number of them reduced to a state of terrorist chaos. Given the rise of radical Islam, the huge petrodollar wealth of the Middle East and lopsided demography, how has Israel so far survived? The Jewish state has always depended on three unspoken assumptions for its tenuous existence. First, a democratic, nuclear Israel can deter larger enemies. In the Cold War,...
  • Obama's Attorney General Nominee: Illegal Immigrants Have a Right to Work in The United States

    01/28/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 28, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    resident Obama's recent executive action on illegal immigration, deferring deportations and giving millions of individuals access to work permits, Social Security, Medicaid and other benefits, was front and center during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday where attorney general nominee and U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch testified. Under questioning from Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, Lynch argued that regardless of an individual's lawful status in the United States, they should have the right to work. ... Attorney General Eric Holder, who Lynch will replace if confirmed, has openly stated he believes amnesty for those who entered the country illegally...
  • RUSSIANS WIN ALL SILESIA PLANTS, TAKE MEMEL AND ADVANCE TO POINT 109 MILES FROM BERLIN (1/29/45)

    01/29/2015 4:43:33 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 34 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/29/45 | Clifton Daniel, Warren Moscow, Robert Trumbull, George E. Jones, Hanson W. Baldwin, more
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  • Scott Walker proposes big cut to University of Wisconsin System

    01/29/2015 2:05:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 28, 2015 | David Taintor, graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 GOP contender who never earned a college degree, has proposed a huge cut in funding for the University of Wisconsin system over the next two years. Walker’s office pitched the plan, which is part of the governor’s budget proposal, boasting it would give the university system more discretion over its finances. But it also carries a $300 million cut and a tuition freeze for the UW system over two years. That amounts to a 13% decrease of state funding for the university system, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel....... Rebecca Blank, chancellor of...
  • Raul Castro demands return of the base at Guantanamo Bay before relations normalize

    01/29/2015 12:35:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2015
    Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations. Castro told a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States that Cuba and the U.S. are working toward full diplomatic relations but 'if these problems aren't resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldn't make any sense.' ....The U.S. established the military base in 1903, and the current Cuban government has been demanding the land's return since the 1959 revolution that brought...
  • Raul Castro warns U.S. against meddling in Cuba's affairs

    01/28/2015 8:23:08 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    REUTERS ^ | January 28, 2015 | By Enrique Pretel
    (Reuters) - Cuba will not accept any interference from the United States, President Raul Castro said on Wednesday, warning that meddling in its internal affairs would make rapprochement between the two countries "meaningless." His comments came after U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, the highest-ranking U.S. government official to visit the island in nearly 40 years, last week met with dissidents a day after talks with Cuban government officials. "Everything appears to indicate that the aim is to foment an artificial political opposition via economic, political and communicational means," Castro told a summit in Costa Rica. "If these problems...
  • Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company

    01/27/2015 7:59:35 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 27, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Executives at a Bermudan firm funneling money to U.S. environmentalists run investment funds with Russian tycoons. A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. One of those executives, Nicholas Hoskins, is a director at a hedge fund management firm that has invested heavily in Russian oil and gas. He is also senior counsel at the Bermudan law firm Wakefield Quin and the vice president...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 29 January 2015

    01/28/2015 5:59:53 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ STEALING THE SHOW Retired Marine Josue Barron attempts to steal the ball from a player in San Diego, Jan. 25, 2014. Barron is a member of the Naval Medical Center San Diego Wolfpack wheelchair basketball team. The Wolfpack, which includes military and civilian members, is one of 10 teams in the West Coast Conference of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Bell Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of...
  • Post-mortem of Alexander Litvinenko's radioactive body - 'one of the most dangerous ever undertaken'

    01/28/2015 3:44:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/28/15 | Hugo Gye
    Post-mortem of Alexander Litvinenko's radioactive body was 'one of the most dangerous ever undertaken in the western world' as inquiry hears it was the only case of polonium poisoning ever recorded The post-mortem examination of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko was one of the most dangerous ever held because his body was so radioactive, an inquiry was told today. Doctors who carried out the procedure had to wear special suits, protective gloves and hoods to prevent them being contaminated, the hearing was told. The public inquiry into Mr Litvinenko's death also heard how the Russian dissident, 43, spent three weeks in...
  • 2 Chainz says he plans to run for mayor of College Park, Georgia

    01/28/2015 2:20:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/15 | Zayda Rivera
    College Park may be getting a new mayor soon. Tauheed Epps, well-known as the rapper 2 Chainz, is not only a native of the Georgia city, but he’s expressed his desire to run to be its mayor. “I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year,” the “We Own It” rapper told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tuesday.
  • Sticky situation: Outrage as Cadbury banned in US

    01/28/2015 2:05:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    CNBC via MSN ^ | 1/28/15 | Holly Ellyatt
    Angry British chocolate lovers have vented their anger at a lawsuit brought by Hershey's (HSY), which effectively bars the import of chocolates made in the U.K. by Cadbury, a British brand well-loved by expats. Using the hashtag #boycotthershey, fans of Cadbury products, such as the iconic Dairy Milk bars and Cadbury Creme Eggs, called for a boycott of the American chocolate giant on Twitter and Facebook. A protest petition on MoveOn.org had over 22,000 signatures by 1 p.m. GMT on Wednesday. It comes after Hershey's, which holds a license to manufacture Cadbury chocolates in the U.S., agreed on a settlement...
  • CBS World News Today – January 28, 1945

    01/28/2015 12:03:57 PM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    archive.org ^ | 1/28/45
    Douglas Edwards CBS World News Today
  • On Hitler’s Very Stationery

    01/28/2015 10:38:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 1-28-15 | Jay Nordlinger
    In today’s Impromptus, I have occasion to mention Richard Helms, just in passing. He was CIA director from 1966 to 1973. Then he was ambassador to Iran. He was one of my favorite people in public life. (Sometimes the CIA isn’t very public, true.) I had a couple of exchanges with him — one by letter and one in person — and am grateful for them. In my column, I mention that, as a journalist, he interviewed Hitler. This was in ’36. In the war that came, he was an intelligence operative. And he snuck into the Chancellery after Hitler...
  • Video shows Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting American M1 tank

    01/28/2015 9:44:59 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 28, 2015 | By Bill Roggio & Caleb Weiss
    A video uploaded to YouTube appears to show a large Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting weapons, troops, and armored vehicles to the front to fight the Islamic State. Several American-made military vehicles, including an M1 Abrams tank, M113 armored personnel carriers, Humvees, and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAP), as well as Iranian-made Safir 4x4s and technicals (armed pickup trucks) are in the convoy. The Hezbollah Brigades is US-designated foreign terrorist organization that has been involved in killing American soldiers in Iraq. At one point in the video, a transport truck is shown carrying an M1 Abrams tank. The Hezbollah Brigades' flag...
  • 'We will cut off your head in the White House': ISIS threatens to behead Obama

    01/28/2015 9:25:15 AM PST · by Baynative · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/15 | Damien Gale and Simon Tomlinson
    Islamic State militants have threatened to behead Barack Obama and turn the U.S. into a Muslim province in the latest gruesome video to emerge from their self-styled caliphate. The footage shows a black-clad jihadist standing over a Kurdish soldier who, in a sickening climax to the video, has his head cut off. Before the hostage is executed, the ISIS fighter warns the U.S. president: 'Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America. 'Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province.'
  • Ralph Peters: Obama Admin "Pressuring The Army To Whitewash" Bergdahl Fiasco

    01/28/2015 4:56:11 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: What we have here is very, very clear, it's damnably clear that the White House which doesn't understand why this is a big deal. I mean, he just deserted, right?Wouldn't anybody do that? And they just want to protect the president. And they are pressuring the Army, pressuring the Army to whitewash this. And they don't understand that for the military, those who went before, retirees like me, those on active duty, this is a powerful matter, as you heard from the young soldier, of precedent and principle.
  • Union leaders say they’re braced for ‘war’ on public employees

    01/28/2015 7:36:19 AM PST · by redreno · 19 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/27/2015 | By LAURA MYERS
    The head of the Nevada AFL-CIO proclaimed Tuesday that “working families are under attack” by Republican lawmakers who want to weaken collective bargaining laws and pensions now that they control the Legislature.Danny Thompson, executive-secretary treasurer of the organization, told supporters at the Teamsters Local 14 union hall that the designated GOP Assembly speaker, John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas, had sent a letter to local governments soliciting ideas for changes in public employee collective bargaining — the workers’ right to negotiate pay and benefits.Thompson, a former assemblyman, said he’s been watching the Legislature for some 35 years and he had never seen...
  • Nevada and Tennessee Make It 26 States Suing To Stop Obama's Amnesty

    01/27/2015 6:48:36 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday that both Nevada and Tennessee have joined the Lone Star state's challenge of President Obama's executive amnesty, bringing the total number of states fighting Obama's unilateral immigration policies to 26. “Texas is proud to lead a coalition that now includes a majority of the United States standing up against the President’s rogue actions,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “The momentum against the President's lawlessness continues to build with Tennessee and Nevada joining the effort to protect our states from the economic and public safety implications of illegal amnesty. As President...