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  • Threats to New York Police Stream In After Fatal Shootings, Putting Department on Edge

    12/25/2014 5:36:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 12/24/14 | J. DAVID GOODMAN
    In the days since two New York City police officers were fatally shot in their car by a man who forecast his intentions online, threats of other attacks on the police have streamed in from 311, 911 and online postings. Investigators have scrambled to separate serious warnings from disturbing pranks. On Wednesday, heavily armed officers stood guard outside a pair of precinct station houses in Brooklyn that were the targets of specific violent threats. Officials felt enough concern that the Fire Department moved an entire engine company from its base adjacent to one of the station houses. John J. Miller,...
  • D.C. passes 100 homicides for 2014 with 4 killed over unusually violent holiday

    12/25/2014 5:18:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/25/14 | Andrea Noble
    The District surpassed 100 homicides for the year in the course of an unusually violent Christmas Eve that saw five people killed — including one by police after he opened fire on officers. The city recorded four homicides in less than six hours resulting from separate incidents that spanned from the outside of a bar in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest to the Barry Farm housing complex in Southeast. Metropolitan Police Department officers also shot two men within the same time period, killing one and wounding another. A police spokesman was not able to verify on Thursday the total number...
  • Illinois Horse racing tracks tied to Blagojevich scandal file for bankruptcy (Balmoral, Maywood)

    12/25/2014 4:52:46 PM PST · by Libloather
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/24/14 | Tony Briscoe
    Illinois' only two harness horse racing tracks kept their promise to the Illinois Racing Board as they filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday to continue operations into 2015 and protect themselves against property seizure. Balmoral Racing Club Inc. and Maywood Park Trotting Association Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after a state court handed down a $78 million lawsuit judgment earlier this month for the tracks' ownership's role in an extortion scandal involving former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. **SNIP** The ruling stems from a federal racketeering suit that claims that John Johnston acquiesced to Blagojevich's request for a $100,000 campaign contribution in...
  • Scientists Are Exploring Whether We Can Save the Climate by Pumping the Air Full of Seawater (UK)

    12/25/2014 3:41:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Citylab ^ | 12/17/14 | John Metcalfe
    Battling a big problem like climate change will require big ideas. And scientists in the U.K. have one of the biggest: take ocean water, shoot it up into the atmosphere, and let the resulting clouds cool the earth like a massive, wet blanket. Granted, these folks are not the first to float this incredible-sounding strategy, known as "marine-cloud brightening." In one example, the physicist John Latham wrote in 1990 that the life of clouds might be prolonged by artificially increasing their "droplet concentration." These thicker clouds would reflect more of the sun's radiation away from the planet, in theory allowing...
  • Chinese Hit Back Against a Foreign Intrusion: Christmas

    12/25/2014 1:08:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    There may be no exact translation for “humbug” in Chinese, but in recent days, as popular fervor for the trappings of Western-style Christmas enveloped this officially atheist nation, the defenders of traditional Chinese culture have fought back with Scrooge-like zeal. On Wednesday, university students in the central province of Hunan held an anti-Christmas pageant with banners declaring “Chinese should not celebrate foreign festivals.” Education officials in the coastal city of Wenzhou issued a decree banning the celebration of Christmas-themed events at schools. Students at a university in northwestern China were forced to endure three hours of propaganda films, including one...
  • Reports Show Irregular (illegal) Surveillance Of US Citizens

    12/25/2014 12:59:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/25/14 | Kukil Bora
    The National Security Agency may have violated U.S. law for over a decade with the unauthorized surveillance of U.S. citizens' overseas communications, according to new reports on the agency's intelligence collection practices released by the NSA on Wednesday. The U.S. spy agency released the highly confidential reports in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). According to documents posted on the NSA website on Christmas Eve, the examples of violations include sending data on Americans to unauthorized recipients, storing such data on unprotected computers and retaining them after they were meant...
  • Stanford: Dean for Religious Life claims churches should focus less on religion, more on art

    12/25/2014 11:54:30 AM PST · by Salman · 32 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Dec 22, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    ... Stanford announced that Shaw, 51, was to join the school’s Department of Religious Studies in July as a dean and professor of religious studies, moving to the school from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. At Grace Cathedral, Shaw was not only the first woman to head the church, but the first openly lesbian dean. Shaw, hailed as a “champion within the LGBT community” by the Palo Alto Online, was a founding member of the Chicago Consultation, a think tank made up of Anglican and Episcopal bishops, clergy, and lay people who support the full inclusion of LGBT people into...
  • UK: Muslim abducts, rapes woman: “You white women are good at it”

    12/21/2014 9:30:29 PM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 21, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). ... The rape of captive women is also sanctioned in Islamic tradition: .. The Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared in May 2011 that “we are in the era of jihad,” and that meant Muslims would take slaves ... on May 25, 2011, a female Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, also spoke out in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and the parameters of Islamic morality. ... Asian father-of-four raped pub worker...
  • At the NIH, white-tailed deer get sterilized in luxurious surgery rooms ($1K each)

    12/25/2014 7:29:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/24/14 | Steve Hendrix
    **SNIP** While its long-term effectiveness is still unclear, surgical sterilization seems to be gaining popularity in this white-tailed-rich region. The procedure, less invasive than dog and cat spaying, is an alternative to controlled hunting, which provokes opposition from animal-welfare activists, and to immunization, which requires yearly doses of a dart-delivered contraceptive vaccine. DeNicola has already spayed a herd in a Baltimore suburb, where a population boom has stabilized. And in Fairfax City, he conducted Virginia’s first ovary-removal program when his team operated on 18 female deer in the police garage. The procedures, which cost about $1,000 per doe, are being...
  • 7 hurt in Chicago shootings since Christmas Eve (no protests planned)

    12/25/2014 7:05:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/25/14 | Liam Ford, Alexandra Chachkevitch
    Six men and a woman were wounded during separate shootings since Wednesday in Chicago. In the latest shooting, a 25-year-old man was shot during a robbery around 2 a.m. in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. The man was in the 6000 block of South Carpenter Street when he was approached by two male offenders who announced a robbery and then fired gunshots, striking him in the leg. The offenders fled the scene with the man's jacket and cell phone.
  • President re-enrolls in ObamaCare (yet remains exempt from it)

    12/25/2014 4:50:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama re-enrolled in ObamaCare for the coming year in a symbolic gesture to show support for his namesake healthcare law. Obama, a few days into his annual two-week Christmas vacation to Hawaii, renewed his cheaper bronze-level health insurance plan for 2015 through a Washington, D.C., exchange, a White House official said. “As we said last year, the act of the President signing up for insurance coverage through the DC exchange is symbolic since the President’s health care will continue to be provided by the military,” the official said. “But, he was pleased to participate in a plan as a...
  • NAZI PUSH HALTED BY AIR AND GROUND BLOWS; 6,500 PLANES POUND FOE IN RECORD ASSAULT (12/25/44)

    12/25/2014 4:34:34 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 62 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/25/44 | Drew Middleton, Clifton Daniel, Frederick Graham, G.H. Archambault, Joseph M. Levy, more
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  • California regulator assails Obamacare cancellations

    12/25/2014 3:52:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 24, 2014 | Chad Terhune
    California's health exchange is violating the law by canceling private coverage for up to 95,000 people because they might qualify for Medi-Cal, the state's insurance commissioner says. At issue is health insurance for some of the poorest Californians whose incomes aren't high enough to even qualify for subsidized policies in the Covered California exchange. The state marketplace is notifying thousands of policyholders that their federal premium subsidies for Obamacare coverage will end Dec. 31 and their private health plan won't be renewed starting in January. Instead, these people will be put into Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program for low-income residents....
  • De Blasio Confronts a Crisis Over the Police and Race With a Practiced Calm

    12/24/2014 6:25:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/23/14 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, NIKITA STEWART
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, confronting the gravest crisis of his young administration, has been by turns composed and defiant, empathetic and indignant, urging calm in one moment and lashing out in frustration the next. In other words, he has acted like himself: a confident but mercurial leader whose singular political style has not wavered, even in the face of a potentially career-defining flash point over the police and race. In a sharp turn from his predecessors — the pugnacious, prosecutorial Rudolph W. Giuliani and the business-minded Michael R. Bloomberg — Mr. de Blasio, a political professional who promised a warmer,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Merry CHRISTmas, Troops!! ~ 25 December 2014

    12/24/2014 6:00:06 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 193 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    For Unto You Is Born This Day... A Savior...Christ The LordMerry CHRISTmas!! LUKE 2:1-20 King James Version (KJV) 1..And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2..(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3..And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4..And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of...
  • Bachmann: Obama embraced 'agenda of Islamic jihad'

    12/24/2014 5:22:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/14 | David McCabe
    Outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says President Obama has embraced the “agenda of Islamic jihad” at every turn. “I have been very surprised, to answer your question, to see the president of the United States, at every turn, cut the legs off of our ally Israel, and in fact embrace and lift up the agenda of Islamic jihad,” she said in an interview released Wednesday with "Washington Watch," a radio show produced by the socially conservative Family Research Council. Bachmann criticized the president for writing to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to encourage a deal on Tehran's nuclear program....
  • $2 Million Missing After Hong Kong Van Spills Cash On Road

    12/24/2014 1:54:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/24/14 | Zoe Mintz
    **SNIP** Hong Kong police have asked anyone who grabbed the money to return it authorities as soon as possible. “Otherwise, they may have committed the crime of theft,” Wan Siu-hong, a district police officer, told reporters, according to Radio Television Hong Kong. There was an estimated 35 million Hong Kong dollars --- $4.5 million US -- in the van. About $2.5 million has been recovered. Nearly $2 million is missing, according to the police. The van belongs to G4S, a British security company. According to the South China Morning Post, the company said it was liable for the multimillion-dollar loss...
  • Fox News Blacked Out On Dish Network After Failed Contract Negotiations

    12/24/2014 11:25:16 AM PST · by yoe · 41 replies
    AOL ^ | December 22, 2014 | Kristen Felicetti
    f your TV provider is satellite provider Dish Network, you weren't watching Fox News Channel or Fox Business this weekend. On Saturday, after Fox and Dish Network failed to agree on a new contract, (link) This affected Dish's approximately 14 million subscribers. This halts ongoing negotiations between Dish and Fox over the last several weeks, and now, things are getting ugly, with both sides blaming the other. According to Dish, Fox News attempted to increase fees for sports and entertainment channels during the contract's negotiation, which did not include those channels. "It's like we're about to close on a house...
  • S. Korea: Deadline looms as hackers threaten to destroy control systems of nuclear facilities

    12/24/2014 5:36:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Arirang News ^ | 2014-12-24 | Connie Kim
    Deadline looms as hackers threaten to destroy control systems of nuclear facilities Updated: 2014-12-24 20:35:49 KST The investigation team is closing in on the hacker who is threatening to release thousands of nuclear reactor data. Authorities say they have traced the attack to multiple IP addresses in Shenyang, China. They haven't ruled out North Korea's involvement since the city is close to the border. Authorities believe the attack was planned for two years, and that more than one person is responsible. They had discovered earlier in the week that the Twitter ID being used by the hacker was registered in...
  • Why there are so many kooky conspiracy theories about oil

    12/24/2014 4:50:47 AM PST · by thackney · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chris Mooney
    The sudden, dramatic drop in oil prices has changed the world almost overnight. Russia's facing an economic crisis, and U.S. consumers are saving a fortune at the pump. The reasons for the sudden swing are not particularly glamorous: They involve factors like supply and demand, oil companies having invested heavily in exploration several years ago to produce a glut of oil that has now hit the market -- and then, perhaps, the "lack of cohesion" among the diverse members of OPEC. But now, right on cue, out come the conspiracy theorists — including Vladimir Putin — to tell us what's...
  • 5,000 ALLIED PLANES SLOW GERMAN ADVANCE; FOE NEARER SEDAN, BUT SOUTH FLANK IS DENTED (12/24/44)

    12/24/2014 4:46:51 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 32 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/24/44 | Drew Middleton, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • ( Islamic State ) Women And Girls Forced Into ISIS Sex Slavery Attempt Suicide

    12/23/2014 10:17:31 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec. 23, 2014
    Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State jihadist group have committed suicide or tried to, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. IS militants have overrun swathes of Iraq since June, declared a cross-border caliphate also encompassing parts of neighbouring Syria, and carried out a litany of abuses in both countries. The group has targeted Yazidis and other minorities in north Iraq in a campaign that rights group Amnesty said amounted to ethnic cleansing, murdering civilians and enslaving others for a fate that some captives consider even worse than death. "Many of those...
  • Nine shot while playing basketball in Miami-Dade park are expected to live

    12/24/2014 2:25:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 23, 2014 | Charles Rabin
    The day after yet another brazen drive-by shooting left nine people wounded, it was quiet at Arcola Park Tuesday. There was no sign of the disruption and panic that left dozens of people scrambling for cover only a few hours earlier....... .......And though major crimes in Miami-Dade and around the country are near all-time lows — even shooting deaths — the number of high-profile mass drive-by shootings, especially in the county’s Northern District this year, has been alarming. In August, two men in a dark SUV pulled up to an apartment complex on the edge of Liberty Square and opened...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Christmas Tradition Are You Quiz - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

    12/23/2014 5:59:54 PM PST · by LUV W · 164 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too !! | Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What CHRISTMAS Tradition Are You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly. MERRY CHRISTMAS Y'ALL!
  • PM’s harsh reaction to EU initiatives may come back to haunt him

    12/23/2014 3:07:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 19/12/14 | Raphael Ahren
    When it became clear earlier this month that Israel was headed for early elections, some international policymakers were undecided as to whether to maintain their push for an Israeli-Palestinian agreement or take a hiatus of three-plus months. Some European officials figured that it wouldn’t make much sense to press ahead until Israel had a new government with a fresh mandate from the people to take the decisions required for an accord. Overt pressure on Jerusalem in the course of the campaign would also likely help the right-wing parties, these officials calculated, and they consequently urged their governments to refrain from...
  • Jewish terror victim hid Arab Zionist teen during Gaza war

    12/23/2014 2:43:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 22/12/14 | Tamar Pileggi
    It sounds like the plot of a novel. A Jewish tour guide who survived a Palestinian terror attack that left her Christian friend dead helped shelter an Arab teen who got death threats after voicing support for Israel’s summer operation in Gaza. Pic British-born Kay Wilson said that she helped hide Mohammad Zoabi throughout the summer war in Gaza, before he was able to flee to the United States in fear of his life. Seventeen-year-old Zoabi, an Israeli Arab from Nazareth, was forced to leave the country after receiving death threats for posting a YouTube video harshly condemning the kidnapping...
  • North Korea Internet hit by 2 more outages

    12/23/2014 1:51:03 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    WCNC ^ | December 23, 2014 | Doug Stanglin and Elizabeth Weise
    North Korea Internet hit by 2 more outages Doug Stanglin and Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY 2:07 p.m. EST December 23, 2014 North Korea's Internet service, which was out for almost 10 hours on Monday, went down two more times on Tuesday, including a 31-minute stretch, according to Dyn Research. The Manchester, N.H., company that tracks internet traffic and performance said "connectivity problems continue." The initial instability emerged Sunday followed by the full shutdown for nine and and a half hours on Monday. The two outages onTuesday included one that lasted from10:41 a.m. ET to 11:12 a.m.ET.
  • Mutual Broadcasting System: Frank Singiser and the News (December 23, 1944)

    12/23/2014 1:14:15 PM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    archive.org ^ | 12/23/44
    Frank Singiser MBS News, with Frank Singiser
  • Hanoi Jane Fonda to Build Shrine to Herself

    12/23/2014 11:16:41 AM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Hanoi Jane Fonda announced this week that she will build a shrine to herself. Maybe she’ll include a Viet Cong tank and a Communist flag? In 1972 “Hanoi” Jane Fonda applauded an NVA anti-aircraft gun crew during her trip to North Vietnam. These guns were used to shoot down American planes and contributed to the deaths of American Airmen. Jane Fonda once said, “If you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that we would some day become communist.” Jane Fonda made the announcement this week after “backsliding a bit of late” in terms...
  • Students Rally Around Peer With ‘No Sympathy’ For Dead Cops At $60,000-A-Year Brandeis

    12/23/2014 10:31:10 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12-23-2014 | ERIC OWENS
    Students at Brandeis University spent Monday effusively supporting Khadijah Lynch, their fellow student who took to Twitter to celebrate the brutal, execution-style murder of two New York Police Department officers this weekend.“i have no sympathy for the nypd officers who were murdered today,” Lynch had spouted on Saturday afternoon. “lmao, all i just really dont have sympathy for the cops who were shot. i hate this racist ****ing country,” the junior also tweeted. (RELATED: Fancypants College Student: ‘No Sympathy’ For Brutally Executed Cops)Another Brandeis student, Daniel Mael, publicized these and other fanatical tweets from Lynch’s then-public Twitter account on Truth...
  • Ruble continues to gain as exporters are ordered to sell foreign currency

    12/23/2014 9:06:17 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 23 Dec 2014 | By Andrey Ostroukh
    <p>MOSCOW — The ruble extended its rebound, hitting the highest levels in two weeks Tuesday, as Russian authorities ordered major state companies to sell foreign currency to stabilize the market.</p> <p>The order, which applies to big exporters including Gazprom OGZPY, -0.41% and Rosneft RU:ROSN is part of a package of stabilization measures that the government and central bank have imposed to pull the ruble USDRUB, -1.12% back from the record lows set during last week’s currency crisis. So far, the authorities have kept promises not to impose administrative controls on capital flows or ruble convertibility, sticking instead to less-formal steps.</p>
  • NYC MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO BLAMES MEDIA FOR ‘DIVIDING OUR CITY’ (video)

    12/23/2014 8:37:13 AM PST · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    breitbart.com/big-journalism ^ | 12-23-2014 | John Hayward
    There’s nothing quite like the fury of a cornered political hack. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a remarkable press conference on Monday afternoon where he blamed the media for creating the air of paranoia and racial tension currently hanging heavy over the Big Apple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IQAh5MAkO8“What are you guys gonna do? Are you gonna keep dividing us?” de Blasio demanded of reporters, angry at them for daring to report the ugly behavior of certain demonstrators. You can tell from his body language that de Blasio feels the wall pressing hard against his back. He needed a scapegoat, fast,...
  • REPORT: PROTESTERS YELL AT NYPD AT SLAIN OFFICER MEMORIAL

    12/23/2014 4:29:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN Correspondent Sara Ganim reported that a small group of protesters were yelling at police officers who had gathered to pay their respects at a memorial to slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Monday. While Ganim said that most of the people who had showed up were paying their respects to the officers, she added “I do, just in full disclosure, want to say that in the last couple of minutes, for the first time today, we’ve seen protesters come out here and start yelling at groups of police who are mourning their slain police officers.”
  • Report: America’s Prison Population Is Growing Again (Holder lied?)

    12/23/2014 4:58:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/14 | Stav Ziv
    The ACLU calls the U.S. the largest jailer in the world, holding roughly 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite the fact that national population represents only 5 percent of the world’s. After a three-year decline in the incarcerated population that began in 2010—a hopeful counter to decades of growth—the number of people in prison in the United States increased again last year, according to a report released on Friday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The U.S. has the highest prison population rate in the world, according to the U.K.-based International Centre for Prison Studies’ most recent...
  • Who Started New York’s Dead Cops Chant?

    12/23/2014 4:50:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jacob Siegel
    ".......An Instagram of that “No Cops No Prisons” banner displays a number of hashtags, including #turnuptheanger, a hashtag associated with TMOC. (The first mention of #turnuptheanger on Twitter, for example, directs to a Facebook page hosted by the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee NYC.) It’s not the only apparent link between the “dead cops” chant and TMOC. At the beginning of the video and before the call to kill police, you can hear what sounds like, “arms up, shoot back!” That slogan appears on TMOC’s Twitter account....... [SNIP] ......There are not many TMOC members willing to openly admit that they’re part...
  • GERMANS SWEEP WEST THROUGH LUXEMBOURG; REPORT PATTON ATTACKING ON SOUTH FLANK (12/23/44)

    12/23/2014 4:45:17 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 47 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/23/44 | Drew Middleton, Harold Denny, John MacCormac, George Axelsson, Milton Bracker, Frank L. Kluckhohn
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  • Former Bay Area Woman Accuses Cosby of Rape

    12/23/2014 4:32:22 AM PST · by SteveH · 36 replies
    abc 7 news ^ | November 26, 2014 | Carolyn Tyler
    A woman who worked at a Bay Area restaurant back in the 1970's is the latest to come forward accusing comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and raping her. Donna Motsinger now lives in New Mexico. "These women are not lying. I'm not lying, it's the honest to God truth," said Motsinger. Donna Motsinger met Bill Cosby back in the 70's. She was a single mom, working as a waitress at the Trident restaurant in Sausalito. It was then owned by the Kingston Trio and it was a mecca for stars. She says Cosby asked her to go see him perform...
  • North Korea's Internet back up after disruption

    12/22/2014 6:53:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | December 23, 2014 | Dana Ford
    North Korea's Internet back up after disruption By Dana Ford, CNN December 23, 2014 -- Updated 0246 GMT (1046 HKT) (CNN) -- North Korea's Internet was back up Tuesday after a more than nine-hour outage, according to Dyn Research, a company that monitors Internet performance. The disruption came amid an escalating war of words between the United States and North Korea over a massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures. "Usually there are isolated blips, not continuous connectivity problems. I wouldn't be surprised if they are absorbing some sort of attack presently," Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research, said...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Luke Air Force Base, Arizona ~ 23 DEC 2014

    12/22/2014 5:59:43 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 39 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Luke Air Force Base, ArizonaLuke Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located seven miles west of the central business district of Glendale, in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is also about 15 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona. Luke AFB is a major training base of the Air Education and Training Command, training pilots in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.The 56th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Luke. It is part of Air Education and Training Command. The wing is composed of four groups of 27 squadrons, including eight...
  • US Families Prepare For 'Modern Day Apocalypse'

    12/22/2014 5:56:30 PM PST · by bkopto · 170 replies
    Sky News UK ^ | 12/22/2014 | Dominic Waghorn
    An increasing number of Americans seem to think so, and they're preparing for the end. They call themselves preppers. Mainstream suburban Americans hoarding supplies and weapons while leading otherwise perfectly normal lives. It's a national phenomenon and it's supporting a doom boom industry worth many millions. Braxton Southwick is a typical father-of-six in Salt Lake City, who believes the nice suburban neighbourhood he lives in could soon be swept away by some kind of modern day apocalypse. Like other preppers, he's afraid of some impending catastrophe but also what that will do to American society. "I think that is what...
  • GOP report: Top IRS official considered admitting targeting before 2012 election -- but didn’t

    12/22/2014 5:35:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 2014
    A top IRS official considered going public with the agency’s targeting of conservative groups at a hearing just months before the 2012 presidential election but ultimately decided against revealing the bombshell news, according to a new report from a GOP-led House committee. Then-Deputy Commissioner Steven Miller wrote in an email in June 2012, about a month before a House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing, that he was weighing whether to testify to “put a stake” in the “c4” issue -- apparently a reference to allegations about politics playing a role in the agency’s denial of tax-exempt, 501(c)(4) status to conservative-leaning...
  • New York mayor will attend funeral of slain police officer

    12/22/2014 1:50:54 PM PST · by bkopto · 84 replies
    Virginia Gazette ^ | 12/22/2014 | Jonathan Allen
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will attend the funeral on Saturday for one of the two police officers killed over the weekend while they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn.
  • Mayor: No Politics, Protests Until Slain NYPD Officers Laid To Rest

    12/22/2014 12:45:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    CBS New York ^ | December 22, 2014
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on New Yorkers to focus on the families of two slain NYPD officers in the coming days as tensions continue to run high between the mayor and police. Speaking Monday at the Police Athletic League luncheon, de Blasio said it’s time to put aside political debates and protests until officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu are laid to rest. “Let’s accompany these families on their difficult journeys. Let’s see them through the funerals. Then, debate can begin again,” he said. “I think it’s a time for everyone to put aside...
  • PSA encourages kids to steal parents’ guns, hand over to teachers

    12/22/2014 12:18:11 PM PST · by redreno · 37 replies
    A startling new anti-gun ad released by a San Francisco-based production company encourages children to commit a series of crimes by stealing their parents’ guns and turning them over to school officials, The Daily Caller reported Monday. Sleeper 13 Productions released the controversial video on Dec. 13. It shows a pouty, young boy wandering into his parents’ bedroom, stealing a handgun out of their dresser drawer and then shoving it into his backpack
  • Bowdoin will waive tuition for son of slain NYPD officer

    12/22/2014 10:15:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | December 22, 2014 | Noel K. Gallagher
    Justin Ramos, a sophomore at Bowdoin, is the son of Rafael Ramos, who was killed in his patrol car with fellow officer Wenjian Liu on Saturday.Bowdoin College is waiving tuition for a sophomore student who is the son of one of the New York police officers killed Saturday in Brooklyn, campus officials announced Monday. Bowdoin will provide full financial aid to Justin Ramos, who is scheduled to graduate with the Class of 2017, for the remainder of his education. “We are eager to welcome Justin back to campus for the start of our second semester in January, or whenever he...
  • The Latest Tea Party Scam Called From (202) 750-2399 (Actual Headline)

    12/22/2014 9:36:00 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/22/2014 | Erick Erickson
    This phone number has called my home repeatedly for the past week. I have an unlisted phone number and am on the national do not call list, yet the calling continues. They called again right at 9 o’clock this morning to my unlisted, “do not call” number. The “do not call” part apparently does not apply to political and charitable calls. The caller ID says “Tea Party” and calls from (202) 750-2399. I figured I’d answer and see what was going on. A lady announces that she is calling on behalf of the tea party effort to support Sen. Rand...
  • Wicked Mobs, Cop Killers, and the Attorney General

    12/22/2014 9:28:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 21, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Wickedness has darkened this season of lights in Brooklyn. It is no surprise or accident that a ghoul like Ismaaiyl Brinsley bathed himself in messages of hate, racial division and anger and then chose to destroy lives. But Brinsley wasn’t alone in his racially soaked hatred of the police. For starters, a mob has Brinsley’s back. This seemingly disconnected mob has been on the prowl in the months since America learned of Ferguson, Missouri. They’ve smashed up windows of banks in Berkeley, burned up bakeries in Ferguson, and looted, burned, shot, robbed and killed across the nation. But such mobs...
  • SHOCK REPORT: US Paid $5 Billion & Released 5 Taliban Prisoners For Deserter Bergdahl (Video)

    12/22/2014 6:49:48 AM PST · by servo1969 · 74 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 12-22-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer, author of The Last Line, and Ret. Col. David Hunt joined Bill O’Reilly to give an update on the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap. Lt. Colonel Shaffer told Bill the Obama administration paid $5 billion and released five top Taliban Gitmo detainees in exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl. Obama celebrated the release of deserter Bowe Bergdahl with a White House press conference in the Rose Garden in May 2014.Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who was part of the negotiations, told Bill O’Reilly the US paid out $5 billion and traded five top Taliban detainees for Bergdahl. Bill O’Reilly:...
  • James Woods calls Al Sharpton a 'race pimp' and says the 'disgusting pig' is responsible...

    12/22/2014 6:02:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/14 | David Mccormack, Josh Gardner
    Actor James Woods took to Twitter on Sunday to blame the Rev. Al Sharpton, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and President Obama for being ‘responsible’ for the murder of two NYPD officers on Saturday. Sharpton came in for the worst of Woods’ abuse, with the former Academy Award nominee calling him a ‘race pimp’ and a ‘disgusting pig’. At one point on Sunday morning Woods’ tweeted: ‘This disgusting pig is DIRECTLY responsible for the murder of two good policemen. No discussion’.
  • Protest leaders hurry to disavow NYPD slayings

    12/22/2014 5:26:33 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Washington Post/MSN ^ | 12/21/2014 | Staff
    ( The Rev. Al Sharpton and family members of Eric Garner stressed their support of nonviolent protests following the deadly shootings of two New York City police officers. ) The ambush killing of two New York police officers Saturday has forced a burgeoning protest movement over police use of lethal force to address accusations that it bears some responsibility for violence carried out in the name of that cause. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in a Brooklyn neighborhood. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have posted...