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  • HODGES BREAKS SIEGFRIED LINE AT AACHEN, MOVES ON COLOGNE; PATTON SEIZES NANCY (9/16/44)

    09/16/2014 4:21:45 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/16/44 | Drew Middleton, A.C. Sedgwick, Ira Wolfert, William Smith White, Henry T. Gorrell, more
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  • Convicted Terrorist tells Sky News: Blame Violent Computer Games for ISIS Fighters

    09/16/2014 3:55:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 9/16/2014 | Oliver Lane
    A British man convicted and jailed for Islamic terrorism in 1999 has, in a lengthy and indulgent feature with Sky News, blamed violent computer games for “dehumanised” young Britons going abroad to fight for the Islamic state.The twelve minute report – which showed at regular intervals yesterday on Sky News – features a number of recorded interviews with British Muslims expressing their opinions on the reasons for the radicalisation of young muslims. One, a rapper, blames ‘injustice’ and cites Muslims in the UK who are so distrustful of the government and media they don’t even believe the political executions of...
  • Obama ‘Enabler-In-Chief’ For Islamists

    09/16/2014 3:50:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, tore apart President Obama’s claim that “ISIL is not Islamic,” calling Obama both the “excommunicator-in-chief” and “enabler-in-chief” for islamist groups. Jasser labeled Obama the “excommunicator-in-chief” for publicly declaring who is and isn’t ‘Islamic’ during his prime-time address on the Islamic State. Jasser argued the Islamic State is indeed ‘Islamic’ and is representative of the dangerous combination of religion and state in Islamic countries: [The Islamist groups] want nothing more than to suppress the voices of reform. If you talk to reformers, they will tell you that the Islamic State...
  • Didn’t Barack Obama Declare the War on Terror Over?

    09/16/2014 3:07:09 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    red state ^ | 9/10/2014 | By: Erick Erickson
    They were first the rebels we needed to support in Syria. Then they became a J.V. threat. Then they were amateur hour. Now they warrant a prime time address from the White House. The President who once declared the War on Terror over, used variants of the word “terror” eighteen times in his speech. And what of the President’s speech? Put it to you this way — it is the first time he has wanted to talk about jobs and the economy in a long time. Basically, our strategy is to outsource the military’s job to Syrian rebels. Just last...
  • Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an

    09/16/2014 2:57:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Asia News ^ | 9/15/2014 | NAT da Polis
    Turkey's newly elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, aided by his faithful new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, begins his term of office with a major overhaul of the country's education system. Although adopted a year ago, the reform plan, which has largely gone unnoticed, begins this year and extends Islamic religious education to all school grades. Only religious high schools (Imam Hatip Lisesi) offered such an education as part of their training programme for the country's Muslim clergy. At the same time, the reform extends compulsory schooling from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Erdogan's new Turkey, which plans to celebrate the...
  • More Than 100,000 Enrollees Are Likely to Lose Obamacare Coverage (illegal aliens)

    09/16/2014 2:39:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/15/14 | Sophie Novack
    More than 100,000 Obamacare enrollees are set to lose their new insurance coverage at the end of the month because they have not verified their legal status in the United States. There are currently about 115,000 individuals who signed up on the federal marketplace who have not provided paperwork to resolve discrepancies between their citizenship or immigration status indicated on their insurance application and what the federal government has on record, the Obama administration said Monday. Individuals must be legal residents of the U.S. in order to purchase insurance coverage through the health law's new exchanges.
  • Huck: I’m Better'n Others-Fmr gov, looking at 2016 run, distinguishes self from tea-party senators

    09/15/2014 11:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Former governor Mike Huckabee (R., Ark.) implicitly made the case against Senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Rand Paul (R., Ky.), or Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) serving as president during a meeting with reporters about the prospect of his own candidacy. In a roundtable meeting this morning with journalists in Washington, D.C., Huckabee said that he would decide next year whether or not he will run for president, but he already knows he’s unlikely to support any of those freshman senators. “If not me, I would be supportive of someone who has had executive experience and who has been a governor...
  • GOP Runs From Social Issues, Prepares For Long-Term Minority Status

    09/15/2014 10:40:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 15, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, The New York Times reported that once again – for what must by, by this point, the 1,297th time – Democrats have decided to swivel to social issues for electoral purposes in advance of the 2014 election. “After a generation of campaigns in which Republicans exploited wedge issues to win close elections,” the paper reported, “Democrats are now on the offensive in the culture wars.” According to the Times, Democrats’ turn to abortion, same-sex marriage, and contraceptives is merely the latest attempt to “stoke concerns among moderate voters, especially women, and motivate their base.” And, the Times notes,...
  • Iowa Democrat Staci Appel Wouldn't Take Passports Away From Terrorists

    09/15/2014 10:23:12 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Staci Appel (D-Des Moines) and David Young (R-Van Meter) - video at link
  • Nancy Pelosi Warns About the End of Civilization if Republicans Win in November

    09/15/2014 8:31:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Sep 15, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Back in July, former House Speaker and current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the terrorist group Hamas might be a humanitarian organization because the Qataris said so. Now, she's warning about the end of civilization as we know it...if Republicans win back the Senate in November. "It would be very important for Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate. It's really important," she said on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.
  • KHOU report: Adrian Peterson hit another one of his sons, leaving scar

    09/15/2014 6:26:16 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 66 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 9/15/2014 | By Frank Schwab
    A few hours after the Minnesota Vikings reinstated running back Adrian Peterson, who was indicted in a child injury case in which he allegedly hit his 4-year-old son repeatedly with a tree branch, KHOU in Houston reported there was a separate incident last year in which Peterson allegedly hit his son and left a scar. KHOU in Houston said Peterson hit a different 4-year-old son last year, leaving a scar on the boy's forehead. That can be used as evidence in the current investigation, the report said. (Update: TMZ reported, citing sources, that the case "went nowhere" because he did...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Redstone Arsenal, Alabama ~ 16 SEP 2014

    09/15/2014 6:00:55 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 64 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Redstone Arsenal, AlabamaRedstone Arsenal (RSA) is a United States Army post adjacent to Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama, United States and is part of the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. The Arsenal is a garrison for a number of tenants including the United States Army Materiel Command, Army's Aviation and Missile Command, the Missile Defense Agency of the Department of Defense, and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.Originally a chemical weapons manufacturing facility for World War II, the arsenal became the focal point of the Army’s rocket and space projects, including development of the...
  • Rotherham child-sex victim confronts her alleged abuser in the street... but SHE is arrested

    09/15/2014 2:14:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/15/2014 | By RICHARD SPILLETT
    * Victim saw man she says abused her walking the town's streets * The now 28-year-old challenged him over claims of grooming and violence * But when police arrived, she was handcuffed and arrested by officers * She was 'shoved into van' by two officers in 'thuggish' arrest, witness says * Police later realised they had been hoping to interview her over claims * She refused to speak to them after she was reportedly pushed against wall A victim of Rotherham's child sex abuse scandal confronted a man she says groomed her - but was left shocked when she was...
  • Saudi Arabia cracks down on Christians. Will the United States speak up?

    09/15/2014 5:28:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    Red State ^ | September 15th, 2014 | Jake (Diary
    The situation for Christians in the Middle East continues to get worse, but this time, it isn’t at the hands of a terrorist group or band of rebels. It’s from one of our supposed allies in the region: Saudi Arabia. As Fox News reports, this past Friday (September 12th), agents from the country’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice rounded up 28 Christians at the home of an Indian national in the city of Khafji, and several Bibles were confiscated as well.. Their condition and whereabouts are currently unknown. As Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute...
  • Florida spends billions on toll lanes, but public has little input into how money is spent

    09/15/2014 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | September 14, 2014 | Eric Barton
    In the next decade, Florida’s biggest cities will add toll lanes to the state’s busiest highways. Nobody knows exactly how much it will cost. Maybe as little as $3 billion. Maybe double that. What’s clear is that when the toll lanes across the state are complete, they will become one of the largest infrastructure projects in state history. There’s little debate that the toll lanes, also called express lanes or managed lanes, make commutes quicker for those willing to pay as much as $10 to use them. But there has been little debate about the need for the projects —...
  • Despite wounds, Medal of Honor recipient killed up to 175 enemies, saved comrades

    09/15/2014 4:55:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 15 Sep 2014 | Brad Lendon
    (CNN) -- As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Medal of Honor, an award he received from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Monday. Adkins of Opelika, Alabama, was honored for his actions in Vietnam's A Shau Valley more than 48 years ago. Then a 32-year-old sergeant first class, Adkins was among a handful of Americans working with troops of the South Vietnamese Civilian Irregular Defense...
  • Islamic State attracts female jihadis from U.S. heartland

    09/15/2014 3:43:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/15/14 | Alistair Bell
    MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as President Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants' recruiting at home. At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have female relatives who have gone missing in the past six weeks and may have tried to join Islamic State, said community leader Abdirizak Bihi. He said that while the reasons for their disappearance were unclear, he had told the families to contact police. In a separate case, a 19-year-old American Somali woman from St. Paul snuck...
  • Hidden partners? How much Russia, Iran could help US against Islamic State

    09/15/2014 3:39:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 15, 2014 | Howard LaFranchi
    More than three dozen nations have signed on to the anti-Islamic State coalition, US officials say. But Russia and Iran are also likely to play roles, and some Arab countries will prefer to keep quiet about their help.
  • Likud Decides Without PM to Topple Hamas in Next Operation

    09/15/2014 3:14:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/14 | Hezki Ezra & Ari Yashar
    Hundreds of Likud members took part in a meeting of the party's Central Committee in Ashkelon on Monday, where they passed a party proposal obligating the toppling the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza in the next counter-terror operation. "We must rehabilitate our deterrence, and in the next round destroy Hamas - there must be a clear decisive (blow)," said Likud Central Committee Chairman MK Danny Danon at the event. The statement refers to the perceived lack of decisive military action in Operation Protective Edge, the third such operation in Gaza, which ended with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sealing a ceasefire...
  • Kerry 'Won't Rule Out' Military Cooperation With Iran

    09/15/2014 3:00:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/14 | Ari Yashar
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Reuters US Secretary of State John Kerry has waffled on his position from last Friday, when he ruled out Iran's participation in a global coalition against Islamic State (ISIS) - on Monday, he said in an interview that he would be open to military cooperation with Iran. Asked in a Yahoo interview whether the US would cooperate militarily with Iran, Kerry did not rule out the option, saying "let’s see what Iran might or might not be willing to do before we start making any pronouncements." Kerry elaborated saying "I think we are open...
  • 46,496,145: Food Stamp Recipients Can Fill Yankee Stadium 925 Times

    09/15/2014 2:24:06 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12 Sep 14 | Ali Meyer
    In June 2014, there were 46,496,145 recipients of the food stamp program, which is enough to fill the Yankee Stadium 925 times, according to data from the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Yankee Stadium is equipped to hold 50,291 persons, meaning that the 46,496,145 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in June 2014 could fill the stadium 925 times. The number of recipients was up 270,999 since the previous month in May 2014 when there were 46,225,146 individuals participating in the program. Similarly, the number of households participating in the SNAP program has increased as well from the 22,590,393 participating...
  • Tortured in Ukraine: Christians Living a Nightmare

    09/15/2014 1:17:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies
    cbn.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | George Thomas
    EASTERN UKRAINE- Ukraine's evangelical Christians are bearing the brunt of the country's conflict, often with deadly consequences. It's a scene that has played in Elena Velichko's head over and over. Pro-Russian rebels took over her hometown in early April. Her husband Vladimir told her to take the kids and leave the city. "He took us to the train station and we said goodbye. He said, 'I love you.' He kissed me and kissed the children and left," Elena said. Several days later, her life and that of her eight children, ages 2 to 16, suddenly turned upside down. Surreal Reality...
  • PA fears Islamic State threat taking world's attention away from Palestinian issue

    09/15/2014 1:10:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/14/2014 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The Palestinian Authority has expressed concern that the international coalition against Islamic State would divert attention from the Palestinian issue. PA President Mahmoud Abbas chaired a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah over the weekend to discuss the US efforts to form a coalition to fight Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Following the meeting, the Palestinian leaders said the “international campaign against terrorism was currently lacking a political dimension that would address the issues of the region.” They also warned that the campaign did not deal with the “core and central issue, which is the Palestinian cause,...
  • Isis videos 'excite' group's supporters

    09/15/2014 12:32:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Booth
    Graphic videos showing British and American hostages being murdered by Islamic State (Isis) fighters are stirring support among foreign jihadis who are excited by a new confrontation with the west, monitoring of Islamists' social media activity suggests. Barbarous online films, such as the two-and-a half-minute video showing the killing of British aid worker David Haines released on Saturday night, are "turning on" jihadists in countries such as Tunisia and Libya who had previously reacted coolly to the civil war between the Sunni fundamentalists of Isis and the Shia minorities in Syria and Iraq. Evidence from the Twitter, Facebook, Ask.fm and...
  • Holder announces pilot programs to counter “violent extremism”

    09/15/2014 12:24:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Holder apparently never explained what kind of “violent extremism” he hopes to counter. Susan Jones of CNS News writes that it “sounds like he wants law enforcement and community leaders to meet regularly, to share information on people who may have traveled overseas to join ISIS, or on people who may be plotting attacks right here in the U.S.” Yet if Holder did make any reference, however oblique, to jihadis traveling overseas to join the Islamic State, Jones did not quote it. The only thing Holder says that is close to that, at least according to this report, is this:...
  • Bye, Bye Brownies: Chocolate Treats Now Banned in Vt. Public Schools (Kale is OK)

    09/15/2014 12:13:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/13/2014 | Megan Allison
    Chocolate brownies are now banned in Vermont schools. They, along with all other high-sugar desserts, will now be replaced with “treats” such as fruit kebabs and gluten-free paleo lemon bars. This stems from the new Smart-Snacks-in-Schools program that is in effect for public schools. Deborah Quackenbush, education division director at the Agency of Education said that Smart Snack standards restrict items sold on a la carte lunch menus, vending machines, and fundraising events between midnight and half an hour after school. The standard does not apply to off-campus events or concessions at school events, such as sporting events, concerts, and...
  • Kerry selects retired Marine Gen. John Allen to lead anti-ISIS coalition

    09/15/2014 11:52:38 AM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/2014 | Unattributed
    Retired Marine Gen. John Allen has been selected to coordinate the international effort against the Islamic State militant group, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Saturday. "General Allen is a patriot and a remarkable leader," Kerry said in a statement issued late Saturday. "His extraordinary career in the military speaks for itself." Allen's official title is Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. ISIL is another name for the Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS. Allen, who has been serving as a security adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, is expected to work with...
  • 15.9.1916: First tank in action

    09/15/2014 11:44:28 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | Sept 15, 2014
    This Day in History 15.9.1916: First Tank in Action In September 1916 the German reserve infantry regiment no. 28 was in the Flers front section at the Somme. One of the most gruesome battles in the First World War had been fought out here, in June of that year. More than a million soldiers lost their lives. German and allied troops faced each other on a front that was 40 kilometres wide. After the first British assault had failed their opponents dug themselves in. Long rows of trenches were laid out, barbed wire and machine gun nests secured the positions...
  • Texas Police Pepare to Defend International Bridges from Militia Groups

    09/15/2014 11:09:26 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 75 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/14/2014 | Bob Price
    MISSION, Texas -- Authorities prepare to use “whatever force is necessary” to defend international bridges between Texas and Mexico from U.S. based militia groups. The preparations by Texas law enforcement agencies are in response to recently discovered plans by militia groups to attempt closing several international bridges. The militia groups' plans are intended to be protests against the federal government's failure to secure the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The plans call for militia groups to begin blocking traffic on an undisclosed number of international bridges in the Rio Grande Valley on Sept. 20th, 2014. “We will not allow...
  • After Call for Help, [The wife of U.S. Rep. James P. Moran] Seeks Divorce (Legacy Re-Post)

    09/15/2014 9:16:41 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | Jun 25, 1999 | Hsu, Spencer S; Davis, Patricia
    The wife of U.S. Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) filed for divorce yesterday, one day after she called police to the couple's Alexandria home and told them that her husband had grabbed her and pushed her during an argument. But Mary Moran said in an interview that she agrees with the decision of Alexandria authorities not to file charges against her husband. She also said it was the first such altercation in their 11- year marriage. Alexandria police said they were called to the Morans' home at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday. After hearing their conflicting versions of what had happened,...
  • Even Jacksonians Pick Their Battles

    09/15/2014 8:49:43 AM PDT · by No One Special · 16 replies
    The Streetwise Professor ^ | September 15, 2014 | The Professor
    I am, if you haven’t noticed, an instinctual Jacksonian (in the sense of Walter Russell Mead’s quadripartite characterization of American foreign policy types). My first reaction is to hit hard at those who confront the US or threaten American interests. ISIS is therefore a natural candidate for a good drubbing. But more sober reflection (figuratively and literally!) leads me to conclude that a full-blooded response to ISIS is unwise, especially in Syria. For many reasons, the commitment that would be required to fully extirpate the organization is not worth the cost, and it’s better not to fight at all than...
  • Oakland Firefighter Plays Victim Card Until Police Release Video

    09/13/2014 2:41:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jack Dunphy
    The perpetual siren call of victimhood. Oh, how alluring, how comforting, how most pleasing is the mantle of victimhood. So pleasing, in fact, that even when the claim to victim status is tenuous at best, some people cannot restrain themselves from rushing before the news cameras to inform the world of how they have been mistreated. Pátio ergo sum. I suffer, therefore I am. Witness the case of Keith Jones, a firefighter in Oakland, Calif., who recently had a brief but mildly tense encounter with an officer from that city’s police department. Jones, 43, was leaving an Oakland Raiders football...
  • He Might Throw His Hat Into the Race — But Would He Run as a Democrat or a Republican?

    09/15/2014 6:07:07 AM PDT · by taildragger · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 14, 2014 | Zach Noble
    Cue the 2016 speculations: The former president and CEO of Ford Motors isn’t ruling out a presidential run. Speaking at a radio industry conference in Indianapolis Thursday, former Ford head Alan Mulally kept his options open when he was asked whether he’d consider running for president, ABC News reported.
  • US and Nato troops begin Ukraine military exercise

    09/15/2014 5:00:26 AM PDT · by McGruff · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 Sept 2014
    About 1,300 troops from 15 countries - including the US and other Nato members - have begun a military exercise near Lviv in western Ukraine. The US says the drill had been planned before the current crisis in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have been battling pro-Russian rebel
  • U.S. GUNS SHELL AACHEN FROM A MILE AWAY; OUR TROOPS LAND 300 MILES FROM PHILIPPINES (9/15/44)

    09/15/2014 4:18:12 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 38 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/15/44 | Drew Middleton, W.H. Lawrence, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Robert Trumbull, Brooks Atkinson, more
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  • “Casanova Brown,” “Thunder Rock” (Movie Reviews-9/15/44)

    09/15/2014 4:12:03 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/15/44 | Bosley Crowther, P.P.K
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  • Murdered aid worker's brother says Islam 'not to blame' [Dhimmitude alert]

    09/15/2014 1:46:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/14/2014
    The brother of British hostage David Haines murdered by Islamist militants issued Sunday a tearful video statement about growing religious radicalisation in which he quoted a verse from the Koran. "We are seeing more and more radicalisation in every walk of life. It is not a race, religion or political issue, it is a human issue," Mike Haines told British media. His voice breaking with emotion, Haines read out a passage from the Koran saying: "Since good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou evil with something that is better." He added: "The Muslim faith is not to blame for...
  • Egyptian Commentator Demands Jews Return Gold Taken in Exodus

    09/15/2014 1:43:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/14/2014
    Not for the first time, an Egyptian commentator (this time a political scientist) has demanded that the Jews compensate Egypt for the gold they took on their way to freedom from slavery. (snip) It is worth noting that today's Egyptians are mostly the descendants of Arab conquerers - not the ancient Egyptians of Biblical times.
  • Poll: Iowa Senate race is extremely close

    09/14/2014 6:47:46 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/12/2014 | Dan Merica
    Only one percentage points separates Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst in the race to represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate. If the election were held today, 49% of likely Iowa voters say they would vote for Braley and 48% say they would support Ernst, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. That means the contentious race is within the survey's overall sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. The electorate is far from solidified. Twenty percent of likely voters polled in Iowa said they could change their mind before Election Day in November. The Braley-Ernst race has...
  • Just 63% Know Which Parties Control the House and Senate

    09/13/2014 1:10:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 9-10, 2014
    Over one-third of Likely U.S. Voters remain unaware which political party controls the House of Representatives and which has a majority in the Senate - less than two months before an election that may put one party in charge of both. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 63% are aware that Republicans have majority control of the House. An identical number (63%) know that Democrats run the Senate. Twenty percent (20%) mistakenly believe Democrats control the House, while 17% are not sure. Similarly, 18% think the GOP is in charge in the Senate, but 19% are...
  • Report: Rice set to appeal NFL's indefinite suspension Monday

    09/14/2014 6:20:35 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 72 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 9/14/2014 | staff
    When the Baltimore Ravens released Ray Rice earlier this week, the NFL followed suit with its own punishment and suspended the running back indefinitely. How long that suspension may last is unclear, but it sounds like Rice plans to fight it. Citing multiple media reports, NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk says Rice intends to file an appeal Monday that "will be handled by the NFLPA and by an outside lawyer retained by Rice." Initially, Rice received a two-game suspension in July, after an initial video showed him dragging his unconscious then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, out of a casino elevator in New...
  • Obama Ditches Presidency to Become Commentator-in-Chief

    09/14/2014 5:15:31 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Sep 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, The New York Times revealed that President Obama seems to be feeling criticism from those who believe his foreign policy has fallen to shambles. “He’s definitely feeling it,” one guest said to the Times. The paper reported, “It was clear to guests how aware Mr. Obama was of the critics who have charged him with demonstrating a lack of leadership. He brought up the criticism more than once with an edge of resentment in his voice.” And yet the same Times piece depicted a president entirely unwilling to accept that he has ever made any mistakes, or that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Alexander Bonnyman Jr ~ September 15, 2014

    09/14/2014 5:04:44 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
      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 ~   Alexander Bonnyman Jr. Info from here.               Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman, Jr. (May 2, 1910 – November 22, 1943) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was killed in action at Betio, Tarawa during World War II. A combat engineer, he received the Medal of Honor, Purple...
  • Yazidi Refugees Undergo Military Training in order to Fight ISIS

    09/14/2014 3:53:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 18/8/14
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  • The ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels Obama Wants To Arm To Fight ISIS Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS

    09/14/2014 2:42:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    IJReview ^ | September 13, 2014 | Kevin Boyd
    One of the key components of the strategy President Obama outlined in his speech earlier this week to fight ISIS was to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. Obama and others like Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) assure us that the Syrian rebels are “vetted moderates” who only want to bring freedom to Syria.Well, this component of the Obama strategy appears to be falling apart. ISIS and some of the “moderate” rebel factions have signed a non-aggression pact pledging to concentrate on fighting the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad.The Huffington Post has more: According to Agence France-Presse, ISIS and...
  • Gay rights group, after recent victories, turns to a new frontier: the South

    09/14/2014 2:29:19 PM PDT · by Salman · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2014 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    NATCHEZ, Miss. — Just three months ago, Rob Hill was a Methodist pastor with a burning secret. But as a swampy heat took hold one recent morning, he put on a suit, climbed into his car and headed into this river town on a mission that would have been unthinkable not long ago: promoting gay rights in rural Mississippi. It’s hardly the most audacious thing he’s done this year. In July, after 12 years in the clergy, Hill came out of the closet — not at an intimate gathering around his kitchen table, or to friends on Facebook, but at...
  • On its 200th anniversary, five myths about ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

    09/14/2014 11:45:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 42 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | Sept 11, 2014 | Steve Vogel
    This weekend marks the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Over the years, many debates have surrounded the national anthem — involving its meaning, its quality and the circumstances under which Francis Scott Key came to write it. Before you hear “Oh say, can you see” at the next ballgame or school assembly, make sure you’ve dispelled these myths first. 1. ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ was written about an insignificant battle in an insignificant war. The nation’s future was at stake in 1814, with the US on the brink of defeat in the third year of the War...
  • NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

    09/14/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Sep 14, 2014
    Ukraine's defense minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin. Valery Heletey told a news conference he had discussed weapons deliveries in bilateral meetings with NATO defense ministers during a NATO summit in Wales on Sept. 4-5.
  • Syrian Arab News Agency:UN:Close Links Between Israel and Terrorist Organizations in Syria

    09/14/2014 9:58:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Syrian Arab News Agency ^ | September, 14, 2014 | Staff
    Original title:UN Reveals Close Links Between Israel and Terrorist Organizations in Syria The United Nations (UN) has stressed that there are strong links and contacts between the armed terrorist organizations in Syria and the Zionist entity. The UN remarks came in a report by its Secretary General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) during the period from May 29th to September 3rd 2014. The report said that members of the so-called “armed opposition” transported 47 of its wounded members through “the ceasefire line” and handed them to the “Israeli army”, indicating that the “Israeli army” handed 43 of...
  • Pope says world's many conflicts amount to piecemeal World War Three

    09/14/2014 9:44:40 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Sep 14 | Stefano Rellandini
    Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a "piecemeal" Third World War, condemning the arms trade and "plotters of terrorism" sowing death and destruction. "Humanity needs to weep and this is the time to weep," Francis said in the homily of a Mass during a visit to Italy's largest war memorial, a large, Fascist-era monument where more than 100,000 soldiers who died in World War One are buried. The pope began his brief visit to northern Italy by first praying in a nearby, separate cemetery for some 15,000 soldiers from five nations...