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  • Masked man with AMERICAN accent appears in latest ISIS propaganda film 'Flames of War'

    09/19/2014 9:45:35 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 21:34 GMT, 19 September 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    The latest suspected ISIS propaganda film has been uploaded to YouTube and appears to feature a jihadist with an American accent. The 55-minute 'Flames of War' video was posted online today and bears hallmarks of previous Islamic State tapes including Hollywood-style effects and bloodthirsty, call-to-arms language. The clip bears the stamp of the al-Hayat Media Centre, ISIS' English-language propaganda arm. An ISIS jihadist spoke with an American accent on the Flames of War propaganda film which was uploaded to YouTube today. In the video, the masked extremist stands before Syrian soldiers, loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad who are digging their...
  • White House says training Syrian rebels to take months (Susan Rice)

    09/19/2014 7:18:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/18/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State extremists will take months, the White House warned Friday a day after Congress approved the plan. "We will move out as rapidly as can be done, in partnership with the countries that will host the training facilities," said Susan Rice, national security advisor to President Barack Obama. "This will be a process that takes months," she said, adding it will not "happen overnight." "This is a serious training program, and we are serious about vetting those that we will be training and equipping," Rice emphasized. "It is...
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    09/19/2014 6:01:06 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 100 replies
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  • President Obama’s Sunni-World Views and Policies Supported By A Willfully Blind DC

    09/19/2014 5:54:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 19, 2014 | sundance
    Washington DC thinks we are stupid, they really do. The professional political class has yet to grasp the understanding that “WWW” as a prefix in the internet stands for “World Wide Web”. We are quite capable of connecting, collecting and digesting information directly from the heart of the issues being debated. Despite all the DC pontifications, obfuscations, and professional talking points to the contrary, we know in Syria there are two options, support Bashir Assad or support radical Islamists, that’s it. There is no mysterious “moderate” third option; the “rebels” are radical islamists. President Obama and Republican Senator John McCain...
  • Army opens Ranger school to women

    09/19/2014 1:20:15 PM PDT · by bkopto · 115 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 9/19/2014 | staff
    The U.S. Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school. It's one of the first steps in the broader effort to allow women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs.
  • ObamaCare architect Ezekiel Emanuel has anounced the ‘optimal age of death’ - you won’t like it

    09/19/2014 12:30:11 PM PDT · by xzins · 122 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 19, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    Democrats seem to love death.  Whether they’re yammering about abortion or “end of life” planning, they just can’t get enough of talking up the myriad ways people can exit life’s stage.  They always claim this is simply a discussion about personal responsibility and individual choice but, since they despise those ideals in virtually every other matter, it’s a hard argument to buy. Enter Ezekiel Emanuel.  Emanuel was one of the chief architects of ObamaCare and is, of course, the brother of Rahm.  Over at The Atlantic, he’s penned an article about his own death and he’s made a shocking announcement...
  • 6 Reasons Why the U.S. Should Not Arm the Syrian ‘Moderates’ (w/Videos)

    09/19/2014 11:05:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 19, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Free Syrian Army is on the wrong side. Here's its bloody track record and disturbing alliances. Video House approves Obama's plan to combat Islamic State in a 273 to 156 vote Demonstrating yet again that we do not have an effective opposition party in the United States right now, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Wednesday in favor of Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train “vetted” members of the Free Syrian Army. As expected,the Senate went along on Thursday. The Hill noted about the House vote that “vocal opposition” came from “both war-weary liberals and defense hawks who...
  • Senate Dems Block Cruz Bill to Strip Citizenship From Terrorists

    09/19/2014 11:04:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    Minutemen News ^ | September 19, 2014 | Staff
    The Senate has refused to consider Sen. Ted Cruz’s bill that would strip Americans of their citizenship for joining the Islamic State (ISIS) or any other terrorist group after one Democratic member objected. “If we do not pass this legislation, the consequence will be that Americans fighting alongside ISIS today may come home tomorrow with a U.S. passport, may come home to New York or Los Angeles or Houston or Chicago and innocent Americans may be murdered if the Senate does not act today,” the Texas Republican said on the Senate floor, The Washington Times reports. [snip] Cruz proposed his...
  • Ebola Worst-Case Scenario Has More Than 500,000 Cases (via drudge)

    09/19/2014 10:56:03 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 42 replies
    Source cannot be linked. Click red link at drudge ^ | Sep 19, 2014 12:00 PM CT | By Caroline Chen and Brendan Greeley
    not-yet-released CDC report pens current ebola cases at 500k!
  • Here a bubble, there a bubble: Ol' Marc Faber

    09/19/2014 10:34:58 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 Sep 14 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Even after the Dow and the S&P 500 closed at new all-time highs, closely followed contrarian Marc Faber keeps sounding the alarm. "We have a bubble in everything, everywhere," the publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Friday. Faber has long argued that the Federal Reserve's massive asset purchasing programs and near-zero interest rates have inflated stock prices. The catalyst for a market decline, as he sees it, could be a "raise in interest rates, not engineered by the Fed," referring an increase in bond yields.
  • McCrum faces contempt of court charges.Prosecutor in Perry case has legal troubles

    09/19/2014 8:43:58 AM PDT · by redreno · 11 replies
    http://www.gosanangelo.com ^ | 09/18/2014 | By: Will Weissert
    AUSTIN — The special prosecutor who secured two felony abuse of power indictments against Gov. Rick Perry is facing his own legal problems after a decision by Texas’ highest criminal court to renew a contempt of court case against him. Prosecutors filed a contempt of court motion against San Antonio-based attorney Michael McCrum in January, after a separate case the previous fall. In it, one of McCrum’s clients was convicted of manslaughter for driving his car the wrong-way down an interstate with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit, and sparking a head-on crash that killed two men.
  • State faults Cliven Bundy in I-15 cow crash

    09/19/2014 7:09:21 AM PDT · by redreno · 40 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/18/2014 | By HENRY BREAN
    State transportation officials are refuting rancher Cliven Bundy’s claim that they are ultimately responsible for keeping his cattle off Interstate 15 in northeastern Clark County. In a statement Thursday, Mary Martini, district engineer for the Nevada Department of Transportation in Las Vegas, said that while the state maintains the fences along I-15 to “designate the right of way” and control access, “it is always the responsibility and liability of the owners to control their animals.” The dispute could be headed for court. Bundy was sued for negligence this week by a 34-year-old Las Vegas woman injured when her car hit...
  • Alleged ISIS Photo Controversy Engulfs Sen. John McCain

    09/19/2014 5:44:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and his aides swear the Syrian “rebels” he was pictured last year with weren’t ISIS members or supporters, and the mainstream media is by and large buying the 2008 GOP presidential nominee’s story. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has endured brutal criticism—media fact checkers, reporters, and political figures have shredded him—for questioning just who McCain posed with. But a closer look at the situation tells perhaps a different story than McCain’s office or the mainstream media have pushed. The criticism of McCain centers around how the Arizona senator met with Syrian rebel leaders in May 2013 when...
  • Defense contractor sentenced to 7 years for giving secrets to Chinese woman

    09/19/2014 5:34:06 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | hursday, September 18, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    A Hawaiian defense contractor will serve more than seven years in prison for giving classified documents to a Chinese citizen, the Justice Department announced. Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 60, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, gave classified information to a 27-year-old Chinese woman he was having a romantic relationship with, prosecutors said Wednesday, including information on U.S. nuclear weapons capabilities. Bishop also gave the woman classified information on training and planning sessions between the U.S. and South Korea, prosecutors said.
  • Group of aid workers fighting Ebola killed by African villagers

    09/19/2014 5:21:51 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 19, 2014 | Joe Tacopino and Post Wires
    A group of aid workers and journalists trying to stop the spread of Ebola were slaughtered by residents of a small African village where they went to provide help, reports said.
  • John Kerry Says U.S. At War With ‘This Enemy Of Islam’ ISIS

    09/19/2014 4:29:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/19/2014 | Ben Barrack
    Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) came to prominence and notoriety when he famously shouted, ‘You Lie’ at Barack Obama during the president’s speech to a joint session of Congress. If ever there was a prime opportunity for a reprise, it occurred during an exchange between Wilson and Secretary of State John Kerry.Wilson asked Kerry if the U.S. was at war. If Kerry’s response had been a yes or no, the clip below would be no more than five seconds. As it was, Kerry took a more circuitous route to his answer, which was beyond ridiculous. After several seconds of hemming and...
  • BRITISH MEET AIR ARMY AND BOTH DRIVE NORTH; AMERICANS FIGHT REINFORCED FOE AT AACHEN (9/19/44)

    09/19/2014 4:17:15 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 31 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/19/44 | Drew Middleton, Walter Cronkite, Charles W. Hurd, Robert Trumbull, George Horne
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  • Panic over student’s ‘military-type jacket’ sends school into lockdown

    09/19/2014 4:10:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 79 replies
    EAG News ^ | 9/18/2014 | Victor Skinner
    A “suspicious” looking middle school student with a “green military-type jacket” sent a Connecticut school into lockdown for two hours Tuesday. A school staff member alerted school authorities to a suspicious man roaming the school hallway, describing the person as roughly 5 feet 7 inches and wearing a green military-type jacket. School officials relayed the possible threat to police, who issued a lockdown around 11 a.m., NBC reports.“Officers searched the John F. Kennedy Middle School and its surrounding grounds, but police said the initial search ‘revealed nothing of a suspicious nature,’” WFSB.com reports.The school district alerted parents of the lockdown,...
  • ISIS Calls For Radicalized Americans To Go To Homes Of U.S. Soldiers, 'Slaughter Them'

    09/19/2014 3:52:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 9/18/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    ISIS is calling for radicalized "lone wolves" in the United States to go to the homes of U.S. soldiers and "slaughter" military personnel.This is part of what is expected to be "a continued call" for American military personnel to be targeted within the United States.According to Fox News, one British jihadist "encouraged radicals still living in the West to use Facebook and Linkedln to find and target soldiers." The jihadist tweeted: "You could literally search for soldiers, find their town, photos of them, look for addresses in Yellowbook or something. Then show up and slaughter them." Militants in Syria have...
  • John Boehner Joins Nancy Pelosi to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare

    09/19/2014 3:27:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/19/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    House Speaker John Boehner (R) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) united Wednesday evening to fund the government after September 30 by passing a continuing resolution (CR) that includes the funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and Obamacare. Republicans needed significant support from Democrats to pass the CR, 319-108. However, 53 Republicans and 55 Democrats voted against it, reports CNSNews.com. The bill will fund the government through December 11th during the “lame duck” session of Congress. Among the Republican members of the House who voted against the resolution were Reps. Louis Gohmert (TX); Michele Bachmann (MN); Trey...
  • Rift widens between Obama, U.S. military over strategy to fight Islamic State

    09/19/2014 3:16:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/18/2014 | Craig Whitlock
    Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and U.S. military leaders, the latest sign of strain in what often has been an awkward and uneasy relationship. Even as the administration has received congressional backing for its strategy, with the Senate voting Thursday to approve a plan to arm and train Syrian rebels, a series of military leaders have criticized the president’s approach against the Islamic State militant group. Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, who served under Obama until last year, became the latest high-profile skeptic on Thursday, telling the House Intelligence Committee...
  • Al Gore's Mic Goes Silent During 'Hypocrite' Remark (while reading Bible verses)

    09/19/2014 2:48:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 9/18/14
    Eco-alarmism guru Al Gore experienced some technical difficulties during a speech on global warming, the timing of which could not have been more ironic. Shortly after Gore began quoting Jesus from the book of Luke, his mic went silent – just as he shouted the word “hypocrite.”
  • Favorite Songs about Listening-Hearing-ETC.Tell us your Favorite.Freeper Canteen 9~19~14

    09/18/2014 5:58:32 PM PDT · by fatima · 215 replies
    ~Favorite Listen-Hear Song's~ http://www.rhythmoftherain.com/images/cascades1.jpg *Video* Mike & The Mechanics - Silent running *Video*
  • Rupert Murdoch: Scottish Vote Is Just a Symptom of Global ‘Anti-establishment Groundswell’

    09/18/2014 4:17:16 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 18 Sep 14 | Brendan Bordelon
    On the eve of the vote for Scottish independence, Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch explained that the election is merely a symptom of an ”anti-establishment groundswell” sweeping through the Western world. On Friday Murdoch spoke about the impending vote with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto. “I think there’s meaning in this, and I think it goes beyond Scotland,” he said via phone. “There’s a great anti-establishment groundswell which is seen in this vote in Scotland. You’re seeing it here in Britain in the anti-European party, whose one single issue is to get out of Europe. And I think you’re seeing it...
  • Scottish independence: Latest YouGov poll predicts No win (54-46)

    09/18/2014 3:34:02 PM PDT · by mojito · 41 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 9/18/2014 | Unattributed
    THE last YouGov poll of the Scottish independence referendum has suggested the No campaign has edged ahead with 54% of the vote compared to 46% of Scots voting Yes. YouGov bases its prediction on the responses of 1,828 people after they voted today, together with those of 800 people who had already voted by post. Today’s respondents had previously given their voting intention earlier this week. By recontacting them, we could assess any last-minute shift in views.
  • 'Dying in America' IOM Report Calls for Major Reform

    09/18/2014 2:27:18 PM PDT · by bkopto · 12 replies
    Medscape ^ | 9/18/2014 | Veronica Hackethal
    The US health system needs major reform to ensure high-quality, affordable, and sustainable end-of-life care for Americans, according to a new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report called Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life. The 507-page document was released on September 17, 2014, and reports recommendations developed during the past two years by a 21-member national committee. The committee included representatives from various fields involved in end-of-life care: doctors, nurses, religious leaders, geriatric specialists, insurers, and lawyers. The study was supported by an anonymous donor whose identity remained unknown to the committee.
  • Department Of Justice, Media Matters Coordinate To Attack Reporter

    09/18/2014 2:07:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 18, 2014 | Betsy Rothstein
    Since when does the Department of Justice coordinate with an obviously liberal media organization to go after a conservative reporter? It’s official: At least since 2011. In email exchanges obtained by The Daily Caller in two separate FOIA requests, a coordinated effort to slam Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle emerged. To be sure, Boyle is not a reporter who is beloved by other reporters and he’s been critiqued on any number of matters that include his youthful chipmunk cheeks, his previously questionable Twitter avatar and his TV skills. But his beat was DOJ and Eric Holder and shouldn’t a reporter...
  • Boom: Shock and Awe Over the Islamic State, Brought to You By the U.S.A. (Video)

    09/18/2014 1:00:50 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2014 | Staff
    Watch ISIL facilities, guns and trucks get reduced to rubble by U.S. bombs. With rock music.
  • UKRAINE: Ukraine President Poroshenkoasks in D.C. asks U.S. Congress for aid [U.S. media blackout?]

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko appealed for more U.S. assistance, including arms, in a warmly received appearance before the U.S. Congress on Thursday. "Please understand me correctly. Blankets, night-vision goggles are also important. But one cannot win the war with blankets." He added: "Even more, we cannot keep the peace with a blanket." Drawing cheers from members who want to arm the former Soviet state, Poroshenko declared his forces "need more military equipment, both lethal and non-lethal -- urgently need." Given the honor of a speech to the joint houses of Congress reflecting U.S. support for his country's fight against Russian-backed separatists,...
  • Obama plans to tightly control strikes on Syria (Mother may I...)

    09/18/2014 11:13:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    Market Watch-WSJ ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2014 | JulianE. Barnes - CarolE. Lee
    he U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential sign-off for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said. The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than those targeting it in Iraq, at least at first. U.S. officials say it’s an attempt to limit the threat the U.S. could be dragged more deeply into the Syrian civil war.
  • Poll: Republican Beauprez Boasts 10-Point Lead Over CO Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper

    09/18/2014 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Republican frontrunner Bob Beauprez is gaining unexpected ground in Colorado’s gubernatorial race, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. The former U.S. Rep. holds a double-digit lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper. Additionally Beauprez slid into the lead among one key demographic: women. According to Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll: "Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is behind the challenger on the key qualities voters want in a leader: honesty, caring and leadership. "Pundits were predicting that Gov. Hickenlooper faced a close race for reelection. Instead, he's got a mad dash to make up a double-digit deficit. The Democrat...
  • Poll: Gardner Ahead By 8 Points In Senate Race (Colorado)

    09/18/2014 6:14:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    DENVER (AP) – Republican Rep. Cory Gardner is leading Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, according to a new independent poll released Thursday. The 48-40 Gardner lead among likely voters in The Quinnipiac University Poll contrasts with two other independent polls released earlier this month that found Udall tied or slightly ahead in the race.
  • Bundy sued after car hits cow on I-15

    09/18/2014 9:35:33 AM PDT · by redreno · 69 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By HENRY BREAN
    On April 12, a triumphant Cliven Bundy and his supporters chased away federal authorities and set the rancher’s impounded cattle free once more to roam public land in northeast Clark County. Two days later, a car collided with one of Bundy’s cows on Interstate 15, about 10 miles from his Bunkerville ranch, killing the animal and sending the vehicle careening down an embankment. Now a Las Vegas woman injured in the crash is suing Bundy for negligence. The lawsuit filed Sunday in Clark County District Court alleges Bundy “recklessly, carelessly and negligently allowed his cows to enter onto Interstate 15...
  • ISIS video featuring captured UK journalist seeks to dispel Western media's manipulated truths

    09/18/2014 9:18:21 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 18 replies
    Lisa Daftari ^ | 09/18/14 | Lisa Daftari
    In a new ISIS video released this morning, abducted British journalist John Cantlie, criticizes the West for its portrayal of the jihadi group and the danger of heading toward “the abyss of another war with the Islamic State.” In a three-minute 20 second clip posted on YouTube called “Lend Me Your Ears,” Cantlie, 43, who formerly worked as a reporter for The Sunday Times, The Sun, and The Sunday Telegraph, is sitting in a dark room in an undisclosed location, where he says he seeks to dispel ‘manipulated truths’ conjured by the Western media regarding the Islamic State. Cantlie, who...
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman: Campaign Against ISIS “Going To Take Several Years”

    09/18/2014 9:06:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | September 16, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said the United States has three big risks in combating ISIS, and that the campaign will take “several years” to complete. Speaking at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, Dempsey, who earlier mentioned sending ground troops to Iraq could be a possibility if the president’s campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fails, said a major risk in combating ISIS would be a coalition falling apart over time. “The three big risks that I would mention to you are: if the government of Iraq fails to...
  • Public university required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action

    09/18/2014 7:40:17 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 81 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    - Clemson is requiring students and faculty to complete an online course through a third party website that asks invasive questions about sexual history. - In an email Clemson says that failure to complete the course will be a violation of the “Student Code of Conduct, General Student Regulation 8: Failure to Comply with Official Request.” ... “How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks one question. “With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks another. ... Jerry Knighton, Director of the Office of...
  • Australia Raids Foil Reported ISIS Beheading Plots(Viedeo)

    09/18/2014 7:16:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | /september 18, 2014 | Staff
    Video at the Site Australian counterterrorism forces detained 15 people Thursday in a series of suburban raids after receiving intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning public beheadings in two Australian cities to demonstrate its reach. About 800 federal and state police officers raided more than a dozen properties across 12 Sydney suburbs as part of the operation -- the largest in Australian history, Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Andrew Colvin told the Associated Press. A sword was removed as part of evidence at one of the homes.
  • Israel believes Syria kept 'significant' chemical munitions

    09/18/2014 6:56:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-18-2014 | DAN WILLIAMS
    Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials used to produce such munitions under pressure from foreign powers, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday. Summarizing Israeli intelligence estimates that were previously not disclosed to avoid undermining the Syrians' surrender of their declared chemical arsenal, the official said they had kept some missile warheads, air-dropped bombs and rocket-propelled grenades primed with toxins like sarin. "There is, to my mind, still in the hands of Syria a significant residual capability ... that could be used in certain circumstances and could be potentially very serious,"...
  • New groundwater laws to have ripple effect on agriculture (w/video)

    09/18/2014 5:48:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | September 16, 2014 | Angela Hart
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed historic groundwater legislation Tuesday, imposing new rules in the Golden State that could limit how much water commercial and residential users are allowed to pump from underground aquifers — a move decades in the works, spurred this year by California’s drought. The new laws, which take effect in January, will require local government officials to ensure use of groundwater basins is sustainable, protecting underground reserves and averting other environmental damage. The regulations could have a ripple effect on thousands of farmers and ranchers across the North Coast.
  • VAST ALLIED AIRBORNE ARMY LANDS IN HOLLAND AS BRITISH STRIKE IN MOVE TO TURN WESTWALL (9/18/44)

    09/18/2014 4:31:51 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 30 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/18/44 | Drew Middleton, Walter Cronkite, Judson O’Quinn, E.C. Daniel, David Anderson, Robert Trumbull, more
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  • [Al Nusra] Syrian rebels seize UN weapons in the Golan: ambassador

    09/18/2014 2:13:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/16/2014
    Syrian rebels linked to Al-Qaeda have seized UN weapons, uniforms and vehicles from peacekeepers in the Golan and set up a "safe zone" to wage attacks, the Syrian ambassador said Tuesday. The United Nations on Monday was forced to pull back hundreds of peacekeepers to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan after Syrian rebels advanced on their positions. Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said fighters from Al-Nusra "had succeeded in occupying all of the Syrian side" of the Golan, driving out the troops from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). "The terrorists are now using United Nations cars, which hold the...
  • Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

    09/17/2014 8:12:06 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 9/17/14 | Dan Elliott
    DENVER (AP) -- The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the gear to James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack. It says the companies had no safeguards to keep dangerous people from buying their goods. "It was highly foreseeable to (the) defendants that their potential customers included persons with criminal intent,...
  • Europe's family tree has a THIRD branch...

    09/17/2014 7:10:04 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    Europe's family tree has a THIRD branch: Link found in genetic connection between Modern Europeans and Native Americans Europeans share DNA with ancient hunters and Middle Eastern farmers Study claims Europeans also share their genes with North Eurasians This group gave their DNA to the people who traveled the Bering Strait Ancient Middle Eastern farmers and their European descendants can trace ancestry to a previously unknown lineage called the Basal Eurasians It has long been believed that modern Europeans descended from indigenous hunters and Middle Eastern farmers. But a new study suggests all Europeans today have DNA from a third...
  • Is Obamacare Collapsing In Minnesota?

    09/17/2014 6:54:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9/17/2014 | John Hinderaker
    Obamacare in Minnesota is called MNSure. The state had the usual problems (worse, I believe, than in most states) getting its system and its web site up and running. Once the enrollment period got underway, the dominant insurer turned out to be PreferredOne. Reportedly offering the lowest premiums in the nation, PreferredOne signed up nearly 60% of all MNSure participants. So it was a bombshell when PreferredOne announced earlier this week that it will no longer participate in the state’s exchange, saying that “continuing to provide this coverage through MNsure is not sustainable.”It seems a foregone conclusion that this will...
  • US: Oklahoma Politician John Bennett Calls Muslims a 'Cancer' in a Rage Over Isis

    09/17/2014 6:23:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/17/2014 | Maria Khan
    Reacting to the recent beheadings of two American journalists by terror group ISIS, an Oklahoma State Representative John Bennett has called Muslims a 'cancer' that needs to be wiped off American soil.Addressing over 100 people who had gathered at a steakhouse in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Bennett unleashed his fury over Islam and Muslims. “Islam is not a religion. Islam is a socio-political system that uses a deity to advance its agenda of global conquest. A Muslim is the person who is guided by the constitution of Islam. ISIS, CAIR and Hamas all fall under the umbrella of the Brotherhood of Muslims.”...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy 67th Birthday, United States Air Force! ~ 18 September 2014

    09/17/2014 6:00:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 80 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy 67th Birthday, United States Air Force ~ ~ September 18, 2014 ~ 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. The United States Air Force became a separate military service on September 18, 1947, with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947. The Act created the National Military Establishment, later renamed the United States Department of Defense, which was composed of three branches, the Army, Navy and a newly created Air Force....
  • Isis: Arab-Israeli 'Vampire' Says Terror Group 'Loves Drinking Blood'

    09/17/2014 5:56:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/17/2014 | Jack Moore
    An Arab-Israeli member of Isis (now known as the Islamic State) has claimed that the terror group takes pleasure in "drinking blood" of its enemies.Rabie Shehada, otherwise known as "the Palestinian slayer", spoke openly in a new video of the Islamic group's love of death."I swear we are a people who love death for the sake of God just as you love to live," says Shehada."I swear we are a people who love drinking blood. We came to slaughter you," he adds. "We love dying for God as much as you love life."According to Dubai-based outlet Al-Arabiya, Shehada, 26, is...
  • Ferguson officer appears before grand jury on shooting of Michael Brown (Darren Wilson)

    09/17/2014 5:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 17, 2014 | Kim Bell and Robert Patrick
    Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson testified here for almost four hours Tuesday in front of the St. Louis County grand jury investigating his Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday. Wilson was not obligated to appear, and also has spoken with St. Louis County investigators twice and federal investigators once, the source said. The source said Wilson was “cooperative.” A spokesman for Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch’s office, Ed Magee, refused to comment Wednesday on who has testified. The shooting of Brown, 18, who was black and unarmed, by Wilson, who is...
  • Sydney church our Lady of Lebanon targeted by ISIS threats

    09/17/2014 5:51:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    News.com (AU) ^ | 9/18/2014
    CHURCH-goers in Sydney’s west have been left shaken after a stranger shouted death threats from a car bearing the Islamic State flag. The car drove past Our Lady of Lebanon Church at Harris Park on Tuesday and witnesses claim it had a flag similar to those brandished by Islamic State jihadists hanging out the window. A priest from the church told AAP the people in the car threatened to “kill the Christians” and slaughter their children. “They were strong words and people were scared of what they saw,” he said.
  • House approves Obama request for Syria in broad bipartisan vote

    09/17/2014 5:43:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/17/2014 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to grant President Obama authority to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels waging war against Islamic extremists. Despite vocal opposition from both war-weary liberals and defense hawks who feel the Syria plan should include more robust steps, majorities in both conferences voted 273-156 to back Obama’s plan to give military aid to vetted members of the Free Syrian Army. The “yes” vote was made up of 159 Republicans and 114 Democrats; opposition was just as bipartisan, with 85 Democrats and 71 Republicans voting no. The Syria language was considered as an amendment to a stopgap...