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  • Bill Clinton Parties With Rock Stars While Hillary Baby-Sits

    08/30/2015 9:52:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Bill Clinton partied with rock stars including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters in the Hamptons Friday night while wife Hillary Clinton sat home baby-sitting their granddaughter. Spies told Page Six that Clinton was the first guest at an after-party hosted by Jimmy Buffett at the Blue Parrot in East Hampton for the Bill Murray–Bruce Willis movie “Rock the Kasbah.” “Clinton . . . held court at the bar,” said a spy. “He said he’d had to pick up Hillary coming back from a three-day campaign trip
  • Hillary Squirms as Trump Calls Humas Husband Weiner a Perv and Sleazebag

    08/30/2015 9:02:21 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | Jordan Schachte
    Hillary Furious After Trump Calls Weiner A 'Perv' Trump also suggested that Abedin, the daughter of Islamic supremacists is a security risk. But Hillarys defense consisted mostly of an effort to change the subject. Donald Trump has spent the summer saying offensive things about women, but there is no place for patently false, personal attacks towards a staff member, said Hillarys press secretary Nick Merrill. Clintons statement also tried to stigmatize public debate about Abedins actions. Trump should be ashamed of himself, and others in his own party should take a moment to stand up to him and draw...
  • GOP establishment plans Trump takedown

    08/30/2015 8:54:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 103 replies
    cnn ^ | Updated 2:41 PM ET, Sun August 30, 2015 | By John King, CNN Chief National Correspondent
    2. An anti-Trump ad deluge after Labor Day? It's no secret the Republican establishment is unnerved by Donald Trump and his lead in national and key state polls. And now, after weeks of assuming his support would be fleeting, there is a debate about how to take aim at Trump -- and just who should finance such an effort. CNN's Maeve Reston noted that most GOP strategists see risks in having the attacks come from the other candidates or their directly affiliated super PACs. So, she reports, there is conversation about what other group might raise money for anti-Trump TV...
  • Anger builds at EPA over radioactive landfill

    08/30/2015 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Leaders in a St. Louis suburb are urgently calling on top Obama administration officials to quickly clean up a landfill with radioactive waste that they believe could catch fire. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working for 25 years on the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo., which has housed barium sulfate waste from the Manhattan Project since the 1970s. The EPA is still studying the site and considering a wide range of actions to contain the radioactive material under its Superfund program for cleaning severe environmental contamination. But with an underground, smoldering fire in an adjacent landfill, residents...
  • Question: What is "PC"?

    08/30/2015 7:30:06 PM PDT · by No One Special · 75 replies
    Diana West Website ^ | August 29, 2015 | Diana West
    Answer: The Marxist mechanism that disconnects facts from conclusions to make war on our minds.Much of the Trump Effect today is due to Donald Trump's rejection of what we all know and instantly recognize as "PC." But what is political correctness? Where does it come from? The origins and seeding of "PC" into American culture are topics of much scrutiny in American Betrayal. Here is one excerpt that I just read for the upcoming audiobook.Under discussion is the process by which what was at one time common knowledge, or a fact-based conclusion -- for example, that the Communist Party USA...
  • Killer Needs Dh2.7M to Avert Execution (US$720,000)

    08/30/2015 7:17:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, 29 August 2015
    Victims relatives demand Dh5m diyaA 23-year-old Saudi on the death row for killing another man during a fight needs to pay SR2.7 million (Dh2.7 million) to escape execution after the victims relatives agreed to pardon him in exchange for diya (blood money). Mohammed Al Shareef was sentenced to death a few years after he was convicted of killing another Saudi during a scuffle in the northwestern town of Tabuk. The victims family then demanded SR5 million diya to pardon the defendant, prompting the judge to give the killers relatives one year to raise the funds. Shareefs father, quoted by Sabq...
  • Big Price Hikes Coming For Medicare Premiums In 2016

    08/16/2015 8:52:26 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 24 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 14 August 2015 | Martha Lynn Craver
    The actual rates for Part B (which covers the costs of doctor visits and outpatient care) will be announced in October and take effect Jan. 1. The boost may be 15% for all participants [$105/month to $121] or a whopping 52% for some [$105/month to $159], depending on whether Social Security recipients see a cost-of-living raise for 2016.
  • New Yorks Craziest Custody Case: Four Parents, One Child By

    08/30/2015 6:07:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    Shes seen paternity battles, struggles for alimony, vicious tugs-of-war over children, but veteran family attorney Susan Bender had never handled a custody fight quite like this. A gay male couple donated sperm from one of the men to a lesbian couple, resulting in a baby. Each couple bought identical New York apartments and decorated them exactly the same. The intention was to split the year into four quarters and rotate the primary parenting duties amongst themselves. The complex plan was intended so that they could all parent the child or children in some meaningful way, the attorney said. They were...
  • This Illegal Immigrant Violently Carjacked A Woman Minutes After Getting Out Of Jail

    08/30/2015 5:06:35 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/24//2015 | JOSH FATZICK |
    Just minutes after being set free from jail, an illegal immigrant who had already been deported once stole a womans car and threatened to kill her. Guaymar Cabrera-Hernandez, 24, had been held in the Montgomery County Detention Center since June before being released Monday afternoon, FOX5 reports. Upon his release, Cabrera-Hernandez approached a woman in the parking lot of a nearby Islamic Education Center and demanded she get out of her car. Cabrera-Hernandez, armed with a knife in one hand and a brick in the other, put the knife to the womans throat and forced her out of her car,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Col Walker Melville "Bud" Mahurin ~ 31 August 2015

    08/30/2015 5:00:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 75 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock! Thank you for all you do! For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~Col. Bud Mahurin (Info found here.) Thank you to alfa6 for his suggestion of this hero! What an incredible story this man had! He is home now, guarding the streets of heaven. God rest his soul. Colonel Walker Melville "Bud" Mahurin (December 5, 1918 May 11, 2010) was...
  • Hillary for Prison Signs Keep Getting Stolen in the Hamptons

    08/30/2015 3:38:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello and Doug Kuntz
    This Hamptonite wants Hillary Rodham Clinton behind bars and had to put his signs saying so behind an electric fence. Andy Sabins first Hillary for Prison 2016 signs lasted little more than a day before they were stolen from in front of his Amagansett home last week. So Sabin took steps to make sure the placards were secure. The red, blue and white signs now sit atop a pair of 12-foot poles behind an electric fence with yellow warning signs. A surveillance camera keeps watch.
  • Tiny EU task force set up to counter Russian propaganda

    08/30/2015 3:13:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 28 Aug 2015 - 08:51 | Georgi Gotev
    A small group of eight officials in the European External Action Service will engage in efforts to respond to massive Russian propaganda directed both at the home and international audiences. European Commission spokesperson Catherine Ray confirmed yesterday (27 August) that the group will start work from 1 September. Eight people will initially make up the task force, officials said. No budget has been allocated and several of the task force members are detached national experts, paid by their countries. Meeting on 19-20 March, EU leaders gave High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini three months to work out how to...
  • Obama to rename nations highest mountain

    08/30/2015 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2015 | Timothy Cama -
    President Obama on Monday will announce a plan to rename Alaskas Mount McKinley to Denali, the name that nearby natives have long used. By taking action to officially name the 20,000-foot peak Denali, Obama will take the Alaskan Natives side in a dispute that has stretched on for more than a century. Generally believed to be central to the Athabascan creation story, Denali is a site of significant cultural importance to many Alaska Natives, the White House said in a Sunday fact sheet. The name Denali has been used for many years and is widely used across the state today....
  • Presidential Candidates Make Hamptons a Traffic Hell

    08/30/2015 2:23:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 29, 2015 | Ian Mohr and Emily Smith
    The Beltways frustrating political gridlock has moved to the Hamptons literally as presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush make last-minute cash grabs from wealthy, summering donors, leaving locals complaining about terrible traffic and suffocating security. Hamptons residents have been dreading this weekend, sighed a local. Its going to be political gridlock. Everybodys saying they dont want to leave the house nor get on any roads Sunday. Both Clinton and Bush each scheduled at least three events over the weekend.
  • Afghan forces recapture district which fell to Taliban after withdrawl of British troops

    08/30/2015 12:12:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | August 30, 2015 | Danielle Moylan, Kabul
    Soldiers who were part of NATOs Resolute Support non-combat mission were quickly dispatched to advise Afghan special forces bolstering local efforts. Col. Brian Tribus, an American military spokesman, also confirmed U.S. forces had carried out 18 airstrikes in the Musa Qala district since 22 August. Mr Mirza Khan Rahimi, governor of Helmand, played down the impact of the US airstrikes to the Telegraph, saying that Afghan forces would have been sufficient on their own to wrest back control of Musa Qala. Mr Rahimi claimed that up to 300 Taliban fighters had been killed or wounded in the operation. At least...
  • Report: One-third of vets on pending medical care list already dead

    07/14/2015 6:02:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/15 | Martin Matishak
    An internal Veterans Affairs Department report states that about one-third of the veterans waiting to receive medical care from the agency have already died. ... as of April, 847,822 veterans were awaiting healthcare and that of those, 238,647 were already deceased. The report was handed over by Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta He also sent copies to the House and Senate VA panels and to the White House. ... VA wants you to believe, by virtue of people being able to get health care elsewhere, it's not a big deal. But VA...
  • Christie says criticism of FedEx-like immigrant tracking is 'ridiculous'

    08/30/2015 9:48:32 AM PDT · by McGruff · 29 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Aug 30, 2015 | David Morgan
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pushed back on Sunday against "ridiculous" criticism of his new proposal to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages, saying government needs private sector expertise to tackle illegal immigration. "I dont mean people are packages, so lets not be ridiculous, the Republican presidential candidate told an
  • LAW & ORDER WATCH: This is the first country to BAN Islam, Mosques DemolishedCheck What Happened

    08/30/2015 8:55:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | AM
    The African nation of Angola has reportedly become the first country to ban Islam and Muslims, reports On Islam. Concerning the ban, Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said Sunday: this is the final end of Islamic influence in our country. Angolas ban was first announced when Angolan Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva said: the process of legalization of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human rights, their mosques would be closed until further notice. Silva reportedly said the ban was necessary since Islam is contradictory to the customs of Angola culture and...
  • Scary as hell: Pens featuring Hillary Clintons cackling head spreading by postal mail

    08/30/2015 8:04:41 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8-29-2015 | Twitchy staff
    August 29, 2015'Scary as hell: Pens featuring Hillary Clintons cackling head spreading by postal mail by Twitchy Staff Vince Coglianese, executive editor of the Daily Caller, tweeted that he received this in the mail yesterday. At first we thought it was a Pez dispenser, but now we think its just a pen that happens to feature Hillary Clintons blood-chilling cackle. It also features Clintons logo from her 2008 run, which makes us wonder if theres a warehouse full of these somewhere maybe a bathroom closet in Denver, or an EPA mineshaft. We suspect theyre being sent out by either...
  • How farmers from rural China bet on the stock market and lost

    08/30/2015 7:02:14 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 29 Aug 15 | Emily Rauhala
    Nobody has seen the village chief. Just months ago, his courtyard home at the edge of the orchard was a makeshift trading floor where local farmers gathered to share tips and track the Shanghai Composite. Now, the gates are closed, a security camera stands watch, and nobody wants to talk about the stock-trading local party secretary. Out for the whole day, ventured a neighbor. Who? said another. Maybe he flew away in a plane, joked a third. It is a scene playing out across China. This spring, the country was gripped by stock fever, a frenzy of borrowing and...
  • ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement'

    08/30/2015 5:50:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/30/15 | Tom Wyke
    ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement' - so why are they still paying their deranged gunmen in US dollars? ISIS have released a new hour long video, showing off their latest propaganda tool - their very own coin currency. The video, which includes a dreary and distorted history of world economics, shows the smelting of gold, silver and copper coins. Dramatised by clips from Hollywood war films, the film accuses the US of 'confiscating Americans real wealth through an executive decree' with the introduction of the Gold Reserve Act in 1934. Yet...
  • MARTHUR IN JAPAN; YOKOSUKA IS TAKEN; ARMY, NAVY REPORT ON PEARL HARBOR (8/30/45)

    08/30/2015 4:45:25 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 63 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/30/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, Felix Belair Jr., C.L. Sulzberger, Sidney Shalett, James B. Reston
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  • Mormons and Jews: What Two Religions Tell Us About the Modern Dating Crisis

    08/30/2015 3:43:02 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 61 replies
    Time ^ | 8/24/15 | JON BIRGER
    Values. Thats the one thing that always came up when Id discuss theories on declining marriage rates or the rise of the hookup culture with my friends or family. Couldnt it just be that times have changed? people would ask. Times have changed, and that is a good thingespecially the fading-away of cruel taboos that once stigmatized women who engaged in premarital sex or bore children out of wedlock. Thing is, times change for a reason. The values question assumes that sexual mores loosen naturally from conservative to liberal. In reality, these values have ebbed and flowed throughout history, often...
  • With two killed in D.C. Friday night, homicide tally matches all of 2014s

    08/30/2015 3:16:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/29/15 | John Woodrow Cox and Michael Smith
    Despite a show of police force designed to curb a surge in violence, the nations capital reached a disturbing milestone Friday night when a rash of gunfire pushed this years homicide count to 105 already equaling 2014s total.Two men died and eight people were wounded overnight, even as hundreds of police officers flooded Washingtons streets in an all hands on deck strategy meant to make this rattled city feel safer. Amid Twitter alerts about the spate of seven shootings, D.C. police were also posting photos of illegal guns they had seized. On Saturday, they announced that they had recovered...
  • Missouri Supreme Court ruling blocks lawsuit over deaths at Chillicothe hospital

    08/30/2015 12:44:33 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 29, 2015 | By Rick Montgomery
    Eight years after his father died at a Chillicothe, Mo., hospital, David Gann learned from lawyers that they suspected Coval Gann and several other patients were murdered. So the younger Gann in 2010 filed a wrongful-death lawsuit. He and four other plaintiff families alleged that Hedrick Medical Center for years failed to notify deceased patients relatives about the suspicions expressed by some hospital employees during a rash of deaths in 2002. But its too late to seek damages, according to a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling. Citing the states three-year statute of limitations on wrongful-death suits, the courts 4-3 decision...
  • Enraging industry, labor board asserts its power under Obama

    08/29/2015 11:27:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has become a lightning rod for controversy under President Obama, with its aggressive actions fueling sustained warfare between business and labor. From the labor boards bitter fight with Boeing, to the creation of new union election rules, the NLRB has repeatedly moved to the forefront of political debate, drawing in Congress, the White House and even the Supreme Court. The NLRBs latest bombshell was dropped on Thursday, when the board determined the waste management agency Browning-Ferris should be considered a joint employer of temporary workers. The decision expands the definition of what it means...
  • Democratic Party shuts their fair booth over Confederate-flag sales

    08/29/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by euram · 61 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | wire reports
    The local Democratic Party has closed its booth at a county fair in northeastern Ohio because officials wont ban the sale of Confederate flags at the event.
  • Confederate Flag Love Still Super Strong in Ohio

    08/29/2015 7:38:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Scene ^ | Thu, Aug 27, 2015 | Sam Allard
    The 12,000-strong city of Bucyrus, Ohio, down near Mansfield, will host a "Confederate Flag Pride Parade" on Saturday. The Port Clinton News-Herald reports that roughly 50 vehicles are expected to participate, and that city leaders are expecting neither disruption nor significant changes in traffic volume. Event organizers didn't exactly echo the "heritage not hate" refrain of Confederate Flag supporters nationwide. One told the News-Herald that the flag is "not racist at all," that it's "just another red, white and blue flag," a "military thing." He said that organizers in Bucyrus had been trying to assemble a parade before, but couldn't...
  • Bishop E.W. Jackson: Planned Parenthood Founder Was a White Supremacist

    08/29/2015 5:56:43 PM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    CNS ^ | August 28, 2015 | Craig Millward
    At a press conference outside the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday, Bishop E.W. Jackson said that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a white supremacist and to honor her is to be complicit in her evil and her racism. The press conference brought together a group of black pastors and pro-life leaders who are demanding that the portrait gallery, which is a part of the federally funded Smithsonian Institution, remove a bust of Margaret Sanger. The bust is featured in the gallerys The Struggle for Justice exhibit, which focuses on historical equal rights achievements in America. Depictions of King and...
  • Less than 20 of the 177 Waco bikers arrested after shootout still face charges

    08/29/2015 6:17:21 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 177 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 8/29/2015 | Jennifer Cruz
    The Texas Court of Appeals has determined over the last week that officials had probable cause in only five of the 177 arrests following a shootout between two rival biker gangs and local, state and federal authorities outside of a Waco restaurant in May, with just over a dozen more cases set to be reviewed over the next two weeks. Among those still facing charges are a Bandidos chaplain and a husband and wife. Officials also found probable cause against Bandidos members Marcus Pilkington, 36, and Reginald Weathers, 43, who ascertain they are being illegally confined and authorities lack sufficient...
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Chant: Pigs In A Blanket, Fry Em Like Bacon [VIDEO]

    08/29/2015 6:14:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/15 | Chuck Ross
    Black Lives Matter protesters marching on the Minnesota state fair on Saturday spewed violent anti-cop rheotric just hours after a Harris County, Tex. sheriffs deputy was ambushed and executed at a Houston-area gas station.Pigs in a blanket, fry em like bacon, activists with the St. Paul, Minn. branch of Black Lives Matter chanted while marching behind a group of police officers down a highway just south of the state fair grounds.WATCH:https://twitter.com/AFRICANAMERICA1/status/637712512947896320 Carrying signs reading End White Supremacy and Black Lives Matter, the protesters railed against racial inequality, the criminal justice system and policing. Besides issuing the chant calling cops by...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ When Do We Start To Live And Be Happy? ~ 30 August 2015

    08/29/2015 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    WHEN DO WE START TO LIVE AND BE HAPPY? We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that we're frustrated we have teenagers with whom to deal. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage! We tell ourselves our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a vacation, when we retire....
  • Shameful: IDF Soldier Abandoned to Arab Mob in Nabi Salah

    08/29/2015 3:37:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/8/15 | Uzi Baruch
    Calls for emergency Knesset meeting after soldier filmed being beaten by Arab women and children; Liberman: Gov't shows weakness. Video Unbelievable footage has emerged showing an IDF soldier being beaten by Arab women and children in the village of Nabi Salah, Samaria The video is already being seen by some as proof that the army is having its hands effectively tied, both by increasingly restrictive instructions on how to handle violent Palestinian rioters, as well as by insufficient backup from the political echelons against legal campaigns by leftist NGOs targeting IDF soldiers. ..... More video .....
  • In Gen. Livsey arrest Fayetteville cops, eyewitness accounts differ

    08/29/2015 3:28:21 PM PDT · by familyop · 43 replies
    The Citizen (Fayette County, Georgia) ^ | 08/19/2015 | Cal Beverly
    Eyewitness says police still have not asked what he and other witnesses saw; victim tried to withdraw complaint, but police refused Cops say retired 4-star general choked delivery driver, resisted arrest; eyewitness says cops over-reacted, dispute didnt happen the way warrants allege William Bill Livsey, 84, of Fayetteville, a retired four-star general and Silver Star recipient for heroism, ordered home delivery for himself and three other companions from a Chinese restaurant just before 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Within a couple of hours that Saturday night, the highly decorated retired officer was handcuffed with bloody arms inside a Fayetteville police unit...
  • Clinton seeks to assure Dems: Im trying to do a better job

    08/29/2015 3:06:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    The State ^ | AUGUST 28, 2015 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    MINNEAPOLIS Hillary Clinton battled to position herself at the Democrats summer meeting as the partys strong, inevitable presidential candidate, but she couldnt escape the furor over her use of a private email server while secretary of state. Clinton didnt mention the emails during her 25-minute speech to the Democratic National Committee meeting, an address interrupted several times by rousing cheers and standing ovations. The emails came up later at a news conference. Clinton repeated three times her contention that I did not send or receive material marked classified. Clinton conceded that her efforts to untangle herself from the furor have...
  • What Drought? Some L.A. County Supervisors Have Their Cars Washed 2, 3 Times a Week

    08/29/2015 11:54:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 08/25/15 | Mike Reicher
    Despite living in one of the most car-centric and image-conscious cities in the world, many Los Angeles drivers have cut their carwashes during the crippling drought. Not so for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The majority of the supervisors wash their take-home cars two or three times a week, service records show, and actually washed them more frequently after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25 percent cut in urban water use. As the countys washes continue to consume tap water, some other local governments have pledged to skip washes for months or are using recirculated water. When government...
  • Gov. Robert Bentley's Wife Filing for Divorce

    08/29/2015 11:44:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    al.com ^ | 8/29
    Gov. Robert Bentley's wife of 50 years, Dianne, today filed for divorce, saying "their marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown," according to court records. The couple, both 72, were married in 1965 and have four children. Alabama's First Lady files for divorce Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's wife, Diane, files for divorce citing "complete incompatibility." The filing cites "complete incompatibility of temperament" and states they have been separated since January. The filing also lists her address as Tuscaloosa and his as Montgomery. "There exists a conflict of personalities which destroys the legitimate aims of matrimony and all possibilities of reconciliation are...
  • Vester Lee Flanagan Thought Words Like 'Field' and 'Swinging' Were Racist

    08/29/2015 11:14:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Vester Lee Flanagan (aka Bryce Williams) had contacted ABC News over the past few weeks about a story, but never gave any details. On August 26, the day he ambushed and murdered WDBJ7’s Alison Parker and Alex Ward, he faxed what appears to be a manifesto/suicide note to the organization, citing, among other things, that the Charleston church shooting sent him “over the top.” It’s the ramblings of an unhinged person. Flanagan’s work history has mostly been dotted with him filing complaints about discrimination at work, of which there is no evidence, and a reputation of being difficult among his co-workers. As...
  • Rasmussen: Nearly 3 in 4 Americans Think Political Correctness Is a Problem

    08/29/2015 10:52:35 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | Breitbart News
    Political correctness is one of the biggest arguments in favor ofand againstthe presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. How do Americans feel about it? A new Rasmussen poll shows a clear majority opposed. From Rasmussen Reports: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump during the first pre-primary debate reiterated a point hes made throughout his campaign that the big problem this country has is being politically correct. Most Americans strongly agree with that sentiment.
  • Fury as Archaeological Site Ruined and Replaced With Picnic Table

    08/29/2015 10:35:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 Aug 2015
    builders in a Galician village confused a neolithic tomb with a broken stone picnic table and replaced the 6,000-year-old artefact with a brand spanking new concrete bench. In what one archaeologist dubbed a "monumental error" the ancient tomb, that had heritage status and was therefore meant to be protected, has been completely destroyed. Galicias Department of Culture, Education and Universities has launched an investigation after the picnic bench - which sits on a solid concrete slab in the town of Cristovo de Cea in the northwestern region of Galicia - was placed on top of an ancient tomb, classed as...
  • Donald Trump Rips Into Sleazebag Perv Anthony Weiner

    08/29/2015 10:18:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Bob Fredericks
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump on Friday ripped longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her hubby Anthony Weiner, calling the ex-Congressman a perv and a sleazebag during a speech in Boston. Trump said that Abedin whose first name he repeatedly mispronounced Ooma worked closely with the former first lady and has access to classified information. And who is Huma married to? Trump asked, according to The Hill. One of the great sleazebags of our time, Anthony Weiner.
  • Obama defends Shell Arctic drilling decision

    08/29/2015 8:52:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 8/29/15 | Jrme Cartillier
    **SNIP** The Obama administration's green light for the Anglo-Dutch oil giant angered environmental groups which have decried the "hypocrisy" of the president, who in recent months has stressed the need for aggressive actions against climate change. **SNIP** "I know there are Americans who are concerned about oil companies drilling in environmentally sensitive waters," Obama said in his weekly address, noting that the drilling leases had been purchased before he took office. "I share people's concerns about offshore drilling," he added. "I remember the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico all too well. That's precisely why my administration has worked...
  • Student molested by TSA agent in LaGuardia bathroom

    08/28/2015 7:07:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Philip Messing
    A college student was sexually molested at LaGuardia Airport by a uniformed TSA agent who demanded she go into a bathroom with him after she got off a flight so she could be searched for a weapon, sources told The Post. The 22-year-old victim, who is Korean, had gotten off a Southwest Airlines flight from Salt Lake City around 8 p.m. Tuesday when the agent, identified as Maxie Oquendo, 40, approached her near the B4 gate of Terminal B. Ogendo then asked her to follow him so she could be searched to see if she was carrying a knife or...
  • MARTHUR STARTS TRIP TO JAPAN AS HALSEY SAILS INTO TOKYO BAY (8/29/45)

    08/29/2015 4:37:37 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 30 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/29/45 | Julius Ochs Adler, Robert Trumbull, Tillman Durdin, Sidney Shalett, C.L. Sulzberger, David Anderson
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  • CNN Is Screwing Over Carly Fiorina

    08/29/2015 2:50:48 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-28-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [MUST WATCH VIDEO] Businesswoman turned politician Carly Fiorina is angry with CNN. The reason? The network is likely to leave her out of its prime time debate because she’s supposedly not polling in the top 10. The only problem with that? She clearly is. As Howie Kurtz explained on Fox News, CNN, however, is using older polls — from before the first Fox News debate — to assemble its “top 10″ of candidates. It’s clear that this is extremely bad for Fiorina, since she barely had name recognition before that debate. After it, however, she quickly surged in the polls...
  • Scott Walker touts $4.7 billion in tax cuts. Is he right?

    08/29/2015 1:55:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Politifact ^ | August 28, 2015 | Lucas Daprile
    "..."By the end of this budget Im in right now, taxes will have been cut $4.7 billion in my state," Walker said in the Aug. 17, 2015 interview. Last year, we checked a claim from Walker that tax cuts for his first term tallied $2 billion. We rated that True, based on numbers from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, which is considered the gold standard on state fiscal matters. Now that some time has passed, and the boasted-about number is $2.7 billion larger, we thought wed do some updated bean counting. $4.7 billion We recently dealt with the tax-cut picture...
  • Snowden Warned Norway He faced Death in US

    08/29/2015 12:31:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Aug 2015
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warned Norway that he faced a possible death sentence if returned to the United States in the extradition request he made in 2012. Snowden may get freedom prize at border (28 Aug 15) US asked Norway to arrest Edward Snowden (27 Aug 15) I believe thatit is unlikely that I would receive a fair trial or proper treatment prior to the trial, and face the possibility of life imprisonment, and even death, he wrote in the extradition letter, a copy of which has been obtained by Norway's NRK channel. The letter was sent by fax to...
  • Nearly $100K Raised for Syrian Father Seen in Viral Photo Cadling Daughter

    08/28/2015 10:46:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    "When [Abdul] heard the amount, he just broke down and started crying," Simonarson said. "He was so thankful and he kept saying, 'thank you for all your generosity,'" Gissur Simonarson, the man who took the photo, said.Heartbroken readers around the world have made a definitive statement after seeing a viral photo circulated on the Internet this week -- showing a Syrian father selling pens in the streets of Beirut while cradling his sleeping daughter. And that statement so far has nearly six digits in it. A Norwegian activist named Gissur Simonarson came face-to-face with the refugee on Tuesday. With...
  • Former Guatemalan Dictator to Face Retrial Over Mayan Genocide

    08/28/2015 10:25:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 27, 2015
    Former Guatemalan dictator Gen. Efran Ros Montt will face a new genocide trial for his alleged role in persecuting Maya Ixil Indians, but will be tried behind closed doors as he suffers from dementia. Ros Montt, 89, will not be required to attend the trial, where he will be represented by his lawyers. The start of the retrial is scheduled for January 11. The retired general was convicted and sentenced in 2013 to 80 years imprisonment in connection the the killing of 1,771 people in the Mayan Highlands during 1982 and 1983. Ros Montt ruled Guatemala for nearly 17 months...
  • Education Minister Regrets Making 'Leggo Beast' Comment

    08/28/2015 10:17:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Jamaica Observer ^ | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Education Minister Ronald Thwaites today expressed regret at his use of the term leggo beast to describe children, withdrawing the statement he made at the recently held Jamaica Teachers Association Conference. On reflection and having listened to all the comments, I would like, even at this late stage, to withdraw my use of the term leggo beast to describe uncontrollable children spoken at last weeks JTA Conference, Thwaites said in a media release Wednesday. He also said that the serious issue facing the society of weak parenting and inadequate community support to socialise so many schoolchildren, is likely to be...