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  • AG Roy Cooper Says Federal Decision in VA Could Clear Way for Gay Marriage in North Carolina

    07/28/2014 11:52:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A federal appeals court panel on Monday struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage, and that decision could have major political and legal implications for North Carolina. The three-judge panel on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes North Carolina, declared that Virginia’s laws placed an unconstitutional limit on the right to marry. N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper thinks Monday’s decision will undo North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriages, and he has no plans to intervene. Cooper said that it now would be “futile” to continue defending North Carolina’s ban against challenges from within the state. Four cases...
  • Confused Cats Against Feminism: Feline Views on Gender Equality

    07/28/2014 11:00:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 28 July 2014 | Bim Adewunmi
    Anti-feminist blogs have been getting a lot of attention recently, as all manner of people take to the internet to explain why they just don’t need it. But right now it’s not people who are leading the debate – it’s cats SNIP Women Against Feminism was set up last summer and has gained a lot of attention in the past few weeks. On the Tumblr site [sample content: “The very name ‘feminism’ is discriminatory … To say that only through women can equal rights be claimed is like saying that only through black people can people have rights”], there are...
  • Kentucky Senate Race Remains Tight, But McConnell Takes Small Lead (Bluegrass Poll)

    07/28/2014 9:32:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 9 replies
    WKU Public Radio ^ | 7-28-2014 | WKU Public Radio News
    July 28, 2014 Kentucky Senate Race Remains Tight, But McConnell Takes Small Lead By WKU PUBLIC RADIO NEWS With just over three months to go until Election Day, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell has a slim, two percentage-point lead over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. The figure comes from a new Bluegrass Poll released Monday evening, showing the five-term Senator leading 47 percent to 45 percent. The poll has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.7 percentage points and was conducted between July 18th and 23rd. In previous polls, Grimes had a four-point lead over McConnell in February. That lead shrank to...
  • U.S.: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty (RESET)

    07/28/2014 8:56:11 PM PDT · by dila813 · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Today | JIM KUHNHENN
    The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.' An administration official says the United States has notified Russia of its determination that it broke the agreement by testing a new ground-launched cruise missile. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information.
  • Germany's Biggest Tabloid Attacks Islam

    07/28/2014 7:29:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Jul 2014
    Germany's biggest newspaper, Bild, was forced to climb down over the weekend after a highly critical and controversial comment piece which attacked Islam as a barrier to integration appeared in its Sunday sister paper. "I don't believe in God, but at the same time Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism don't bother me. Only Islam bothers me more and more," wrote Nicolaus Fest, vice editor-in-chief of the Bild am Sonntag newspaper in the editorial published on Sunday. Fest then laid out why Islam's "criminality," "murderous contempt" and "honour killings" did not belong in Germany, in comments which prompted a raft of hostility...
  • Man Sues Starbucks And Oprah for $15M Claiming Chai Tea Spiked With Heroin

    07/28/2014 7:14:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jul 28, 2014 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Why is Vernon Charles Allen Merriweather suing talk show maven Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks for discrimination and harassment to the tune of $15 million? Well, the man claims that the tea bearing Oprah’s name and sold at the famed coffee chain was not only laced with heroin but Ambien and hallucinogens as well, according to TMZ. The Buffalo, New York, resident allegedly filed a federal lawsuit stating that when he applied for a job at Starbucks, he was told in no uncertain terms, “We don’t hire ni****s!” The suit then claims the baristas referred to themselves as members of the...
  • Report: Pentagon Employees with Top Secret Access Have $730M in Back Taxes

    07/28/2014 7:12:38 PM PDT · by drewh · 17 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 28, 2014 1:31 pm | BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Some 83,000 Pentagon employees and contractors who handle classified intelligence were found to have unpaid federal taxes totaling $730 million, which makes them more likely to “compromise classified information,” according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). At least 83,000 Defense Department tax delinquents “were determined eligible for secret, top secret, or sensitive compartmented information (SCI) clearances, or related interim clearances” despite their outstanding debts, according to the report. Some of those with back taxes are likely security-cleared employees of the executive branch, legislative branch, and the intelligence community, due to the large scope of the GAO’s analysis....
  • Apology demanded from German newspaper for criticizing Islam

    07/28/2014 6:37:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/28/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Does Islam in fact have a “murderous contempt for women and homosexuals? Certainly there are many Muslim clerics and rank-and-file believers who believe that it does, approving of death sentences for gays, the honor killing of women, and the like. But for non-Muslims to point out that such views have a basis within Islamic texts and teachings is “Islamophobic.” Apologies must be issued.“Politicians demand apology from Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper for editorial comment piece criticising Islam and accusing it of ‘murderous contempt for women and homosexuals,’” Daily Mail, July 28, 2014 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur): Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper has faced...
  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    07/28/2014 6:35:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 7/28/2014 | KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG
    Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. The warnings came on a day of heavy Hamas-Israeli fighting in which nine children were killed by a strike on a Gaza park where they were playing, according to Palestinian health officials — a tragedy that each side blamed on the other. Israeli tanks also resumed heavy shelling in border areas of Gaza, killing five people, including three children and...
  • Iraq’s Abandoned Christians

    07/28/2014 6:28:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 27, 2014
    Does innocent human life matter in the Middle East if it is Christian? We ask because while Israel’s efforts to defend itself against terrorism from Hamas have provoked worldwide condemnation and demonstrations, the ethnic cleansing of a Christian community that has been in Iraq for more than 1,600 years continues with only a whimper of protest.
  • BREAKING: Kanye West Announces He’ll Leave The United States Because Of Racism

    07/28/2014 6:17:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 169 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | 28 Jul 2014
    Yep, the United States is so racist that Kanye West was able to become a multi-multi millionaire here. He probably does need to travel more to find out how little racism affects success in the United States compared to most of the rest of the world. This reminds me of when Johnny Depp said he and his family were moving to Paris, France because the United States was too violent. Then the reality of Muslim riots in Paris with many cars being burned each night set in. Remember that? Yeah, after a few years Depp moved back to the States....
  • U.S. Intel Head: If We Destroy Hamas, We Might End Up With Something Worse

    07/28/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Michael Flynn, the current head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, spoke at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado over the weekend and gave a disturbing warning about the current Gaza conflict, remarking, “If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse.” According to Reuters, Flynn does not believe taking out Hamas is the answer. He said he very much doubts there will be peace in the region any time soon, and went after Hamas for building all those tunnels that helped them fight back against Israeli forces. But as for Hamas itself, Flynn said...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, South Carolina ~ 29 JULY 2014

    07/28/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 48 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, South CarolinaShaw Air Force Base is the home of the United States Air Force 20th Fighter Wing (20 FW). It is also home to Headquarters, Ninth Air Force (9 AF) and Headquarters, United States Central Command Air Forces (USCENTAF). The mission of the 20 FW is to provide, project, and sustain combat-ready air forces. It is the Air Force's largest combat F-16 wing. Today's 20th Fighter Wing can trace its lineage to 28 July 1947, when the 20th Fighter Wing, began at Shaw Field, South Carolina,...
  • Rancher: Gov’t ‘Bullying People’ Who Have Been on Western Lands ‘for Generations’ (NM)

    07/28/2014 1:30:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 28, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – At a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on Thursday, ranchers from Western states testified that they are routinely threatened and bullied by federal land management officials, including the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife. “I sit before you today to let you know what’s going on up there, and I hope that we can come to some kind of agreement on what needs to be done and move forward on it, because enough is enough when it comes to bullying people that have been on this land for...
  • Poor Families Use 'Supervouchers' To Rent In City's Priciest Buildings (HUD's Chicago Gold Coast!!)

    07/28/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    Crains Business Journal ^ | 7/28/14 | By Alby Gallun
    The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents. But that's not too much for the Chicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center. The tenants moved in over the past two years as part of a push by the CHA to expand its housing voucher program...
  • CNN poll: Hillary doing better with white voters than any Democrat since Jimmy Carter

    07/28/2014 3:53:07 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/28/2014 (6:01 PM) | ALLAHPUNDIT
    ...One of the mysteries of Election 2016 is whether the Democratic nominee can keep the "Obama coalition" of liberals, young adults, and minorities together. After all, its a fact of political life that the Republican nominee will crush the Democrat among white voters. Or is it? ...
  • More unseasonably cool air to descend on eastern U.S. next week (Summer polar vortex predicted?)

    07/28/2014 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/25/14 | Scott Dance
    Call it the return of the summer "polar vortex" if you want -- a mass of cool, dry air from the north is forecast to bring more unseasonably cool temperatures next week in Maryland and across the eastern United States. **SNIP** Twice this month, Baltimore has set new record lows, most recently on Friday. The low of 57 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke a record set in 2008, of 59 degrees. On July 18, a low of 57 broke a record dating to 1976.
  • Deciding Not to Decide on Providing Intel to Ukraine: The Negation of Presidential Leadership

    07/28/2014 2:04:11 PM PDT · by No One Special · 12 replies
    The Streetwise Professor ^ | July 28, 2014 | The Professor
    The NYT ran a long article yesterday describing the administration’s Hamlet-like agonizing over whether to provide Ukraine with real time intelligence useful for targeting rebel forces. (For the record, I called for this in the immediate aftermath of the flight of Yanukovych. It should be an easy decision.) One part jumped out at me: “We’ve been cautious to date about things that could directly hit Russia — principally its territory,” but also its equipment, the official said. A proposal to give the Ukrainians real-time information “hasn’t gotten to the president yet,” the official said, in part because the White House...
  • Mike Huckabee Fans Revolt After He Endorses Lamar Alexander

    07/28/2014 10:41:47 AM PDT · by bkopto · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee angered his Facebook fans after endorsing Sen. Lamar Alexander against conservative state Representative Joe Carr last month. Carr has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham for the August 7th primary. And Carr has been relentlessly hammering Alexander for voting for the Senate's amnesty bill even after law enforcement officials warned Alexander that it would lure more illegal immigrants from Central America. Nearly every one of close to 450 comments beneath Huckabee's announcement on his Facebook page blasts Huckabee for supporting Alexander. One Huckabee fan said, "We...
  • Free Republic Eyes On The Border: After Action Report

    07/28/2014 9:59:55 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 85 replies
    First Hand Observation | 7/28/2014 | humblegunner
    This past weekend, 7/26 and 7/27, Jim & Chris Robinson, Syncro & I met up near McAllen, Texas to observe first-hand the situation at the border along the Rio Grande. My report is as follows: Border Patrol Station Operations: Friday and Saturday we set about observation of the McAllen Border Patrol Station at 3000 West Military Hwy. Buses were indeed seen leaving at intervals throughout the day. It was mentioned on this thread that a warehouse was being used to stage illegals for transport elsewhere. Its location had been reported as 3700 W. Ursula Ave (Thanks to Buckeye Texan here)....
  • Michele Bachmann On Right Side Of History As She Introduces Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Bill

    07/28/2014 10:00:46 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 26, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    U.S. Rep. (Michele Bachmann) and seven other congressmen have formally introduced (a bill) that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and impose sanctions on its supporters in the U.S. Though the chances of the bill passing with a Democrat majority in the Senate and Barack Obama as President are next to zero, it will force members in each House of Congress to pick a side on a matter of tremendous historical significance. The willingness of House Leadership (hello Speaker John Boehner) to bring the (“Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014″) to the floor will...
  • Bracing for Amnesty

    07/28/2014 2:45:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 7/28/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Amnesty is coming — big time.Americans need to brace themselves for a huge new wave of Obama-led lawlessness because the president is planning what a top schemer in the White House calls a “very significant” executive action on immigration after the summer. Undoubtedly this means some kind of amnesty for illegal aliens is in the works over and above what Obama has already done, the Constitution and public fury notwithstanding.Obama’s “planned executive orders” would give legal status “to another 5–6 million illegal immigrants,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, (R-Alabama). “This would effectively end immigration enforcement in America.”Leftist congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) boasted...
  • Megyn Kelly Chronicles IRS Lies and Flip-Flops the Press Refuses to Cover, Let Alone Feature

    07/27/2014 10:16:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 26, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, with PJ Media's J. Christian Adams as her guest, Fox News's Megyn Kelly recited a list of assertions (under oath, she reminded us) made by Internal Revenue Service officials which have later been shown to be lies or cause for agency flip-flops after "new" facts have been revealed. It's a significant list. By implication, it's an indictment of the vast majority of the establishment press, which has refused to give the IRS scandal the attention it deserves. Video and a transcript follow the jump. ... The establishment press has been almost completely uninterested in telling their readers, listeners,...
  • The Steady Stain of Oama's Incmpetence

    07/28/2014 7:31:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Mona Charen
    Email Print 0Comments An estimated 93,000 people have died in Syria's metastasizing civil war. Hundreds of thousands of that conflict's refugees strain resources and stability in neighboring countries. Iran continues its steady march toward nuclear weapons development. North Korea menaces its neighbors and episodically threatens to launch nuclear missiles at Los Angeles. Turkey, long lauded by Obama as a model for the region, is violently cracking down on peaceful demonstrators. Slow growth and high unemployment hobble the world's most advanced economies as growing bureaucracy and crippling debt take their toll. Islamist movements are making gains in Mali, Indonesia, Pakistan and...
  • TN has received 760 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children

    07/28/2014 5:42:34 AM PDT · by GailA · 39 replies
    Then Knox News ^ | 7/25/14 | NA
    New federal data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families showed Tennessee received 760 of the more than 30,000 children who have been released to sponsors this year through July 7.
  • Troops Move on Crash Site in Ukraine, Foiling Deal

    07/28/2014 5:30:39 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 27, 2014 | ANDREW E. KRAMER and ANDREW HIGGINS
    Just hours after the Malaysian government reached an agreement with Ukrainian separatists on Sunday over access to the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down in rebel territory, the Ukrainian military launched an operation to recapture the debris fields, again stalling international efforts to secure the site. The heavy fighting threatened to torpedo hopes of a breakthrough and cause yet more delays in collecting evidence and retrieving the remaining bodies from the crash. Ukrainian security officials said they needed control over the site to prevent the pro-Russia separatists from destroying clues to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
  • DEEP AMERICAN THRUST IS NEARING COUTANCES, THREATENS SEVEN NAZI DIVISIONS IN NORMANDY (7/28/44)

    07/28/2014 4:29:25 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 26 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/28/44 | E.C. Daniel, Frederick Graham, Harold Denny, Drew Middleton, W.H. Lawrence, George Horne, more
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  • Girls Killed, Hurt in Attack in Thailand's South [by the Religion of Pieces]

    07/28/2014 3:45:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 7/28/2014
    A 12-year-old girl was killed and seven people, including two other girls, were wounded in a roadside bomb attack near an army base in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, police said Monday. (snip) The attack came at the end of the Ramadan holy month, in which a spurt of attacks has occurred. It followed a major incident on Friday, in which a vehicle bomb exploded in a commercial district in Yala province, killing two people and wounding tens of other civilians. More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand's three Muslim-dominated southernmost provinces since an Islamic insurgency erupted in 2004. The...
  • Danny Dayan: Obama, Kerry Caused 'Long-Term Damage'

    07/28/2014 3:40:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/7/14 | Yaakov Levi
    Danny Dayan, head of the Council of Judea and Samaria, said Monday that asking Israel to stop its attacks on Hamas at this time was “a perversion of morality and diplomacy.” Israelis understand quite well, he said, that “they are fighting for their homes. No matter what we do the enemy will never be satisfied” without Israel's destruction. “We must continue fighting until our goals are reached.” Dayan was speaking in light of the heavy pressure being placed on Israel by US President Barack H Obama for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire. In his proposal, Obama said that the issue...
  • Obamacare Fraud: A How-To Guide [Dems wronly claim the GAO report doesn’t mean an opening for abuse]

    07/28/2014 3:38:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/28/2014 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    When the Government Accountability Office reported last week that several of its investigators had successfully used fake identities and incorrect information to sign up for subsidized Obamacare coverage, Democrats reacted with skepticism. They claimed that the report didn’t necessarily signal big potential for fraud or abuse. Representative Sander Levin (D., Mich.) said: “There would be no financial windfall, as any government subsidy goes directly to insurance companies and not to the consumer seeking that insurance. In fact, people committing these frauds would be risking severe fines and possibly jail time.” And Representative Joseph Crawley, (D., N.Y.) called the report “much...
  • Pakistan: Sunni Muslim mob murders five Ahmadis for “blasphemy”

    07/28/2014 2:41:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/28/2014 | Robert Spencer
    In Pakistan and elsewhere, Sunnis viciously and violently persecute Ahmadis as heretics and apostates. Yet in the West, Ahmadi spokesmen such as the venomous and supercilious Qasim Rashid and the unctuously pious Haris Zafar make a tidy living allying with their persecutors and aiding and abetting their sinister agenda by telling non-Muslim audiences what they want to hear — that Islam doesn’t actually have any of the doctrines that Sunnis invoke to persecute Ahmadis and others. And indeed, Ahmadi Islam doesn’t — but Rashid and Zafar don’t bother to mention to their marks that they represent a form of Islam...
  • Student Selling Letter From Obama to Pay for Tuition

    07/28/2014 2:14:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2014
    A formerly homeless student who wrote a letter to President Obama to share his story and get some advice is selling a handwritten response to pay off his tuition. Jesse Grainger wrote, “As a child I had big dreams of going to college and doing great things . . . I came from a small town where most people were poor, especially my mother and me. My mom adopted me when I was one day old. She raised me to believe that education was the most important thing that I could ever get. My adopted mom died when I was 13.”
  • Good Samaritan Chases Down Brooklyn Rape Suspect

    07/28/2014 1:53:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Jennifer Bain and Natasha VeleZ
    A good — but badly battered — Samaritan has a fractured cheek bone, several loose teeth and seven staples in his head after helping to nab a rape suspect on the Coney Island beach. “She said, ‘That’s him! That’s him!’ ” the bludgeoned hero recounted Saturday of seeing the sobbing victim stumbling away from a lifeguard stand.
  • Why Liberals Will Try to Outlaw Spanking

    07/28/2014 1:41:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    Prediction: In 10 years, it’ll be illegal to spank your kids. Progressivism’s never-ending zeal to intrude into our lives, bust up families and force us all to march to its grim beat means that yesterday’s absurdity turns into today’s hot topic in lefty opinion magazines turns into tomorrow’s law.
  • 'I am Ukrainian' video star appears at Pol-Uki Festival

    07/27/2014 7:00:02 PM PDT · by No One Special · 2 replies
    The New Britain Herald ^ | July 26, 2014 | Brian Johnson
    NEW BRITAIN — More than 20 people showed up Saturday as Maidan United, a nonprofit solidarity organization between Polish and Ukrainian friends, held a fundraiser in Falcon Field Saturday to benefit victims of violence in Ukraine. The event, which featured an appearance by Yulia Marushevska, a young Ukrainian woman who created the viral YouTube video “I am a Ukrainian” in which she spoke her support of the protestors in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. There was also Polish and Ukrainian beer and food, cotton candy, face painting, a bouncy house, and a dunk tank with one of the group’s members wearing...
  • Boko Haram Kidnaps Wife of Cameroon's Vice PM, Kills at Least Three

    07/27/2014 5:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 27, 2014 | Tansa Musa
    Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials said. A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town's mayor, and five members of his family were also kidnapped in a separate attack on his home. SNIP Boko Haram, an Islamist group which made international headlines with the abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks. Cameroon...
  • British Lawyers Preparing Multi-Million Pound Suit Against Putin for MH17 Crash

    07/27/2014 5:01:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Malay Mail Online ^ | July 27, 2014
    British lawyers are getting ready to hit Russian President Vladimir Putin with a multi-million pound class action suit for his alleged role in the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine this month, an English daily reported. According to British daily The Sunday Telegraph, senior Russian military commanders and politicians closely-linked to Putin will likely be also included in the suit, set to take place in American courts. “There has been talk of civil suits against Malaysia Airlines, but those immediately responsible are not only the separatists who are alleged to have fired the rocket at Flight MH17,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Charles Leroy Thomas ~ July 28, 2014

    07/27/2014 5:00:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 81 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & 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 ~Charles Leroy ThomasStory from this website.             Major Charles Leroy Thomas (April 17, 1920-February 15, 1980) was a United States Army officer who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions while a company commander during the capture of Climbach, France in 1944 — the second African American to...
  • Americans really wish they had elected Mitt Romney instead of Obama

    07/27/2014 4:56:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 102 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 7-27-14
    Americans are so down on President Obama at the moment that, if they could do the 2012 election all over again, they'd overwhelmingly back the former Massachusetts governor's bid. That's just one finding in a brutal CNN poll, released Sunday, which shows Romney topping Obama in a re-election rematch by a whopping nine-point margin, 53 percent to 44 percent. That's an even larger spread than CNN found in November, when a survey had Romney winning a redo 49 percent to 45 percent.
  • A Letter of Thanks From Hamas to the International Media

    07/27/2014 4:54:47 PM PDT · by yoe · 1 replies
    The algemeinor ^ | July 25, 2014 | staff
    Dear Members of the Mainstream Media, You’ve been awesome! Everyone knows that we start unwinnable wars with Israel because the real victory happens when you predictably side with us each time. And you’ve been so supportive of our strategy that we really want to acknowledge your helpfulness. In particular, we thank you for:(link) Nigerians must die in far greater numbers before you take notice, so we’re glad that you value our lives so much more. -Minimizing your coverage, if any, of our attacks that led up to Israel’s military response and generally providing so little context that outsiders think that...
  • First lady: 2014 election key

    07/27/2014 4:49:11 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    In a new video recorded for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, first lady Michelle Obama says Democrats need to take this year’s midterms more seriously than they did either of her husband’s presidential elections. The video, her first effort on behalf of Democrats beyond a few scattered fundraisers so far, launches the DCCC’s new 1millionvotesfor2014.com website, timed to coincide with the 100-day countdown until the election. “When it comes to the midterm elections this November, we need you to be as passionate and as hungry as you were in 2008 and 2012 – in fact, you need to be even...
  • Hillary Clinton: Despite Russia "Reset," I Was "Skeptical" of Putin

    07/27/2014 4:29:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jake Miller
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended her handling of the U.S.-Russia relationship on Sunday, saying she remained "skeptical" of Russian President Vladimir Putin during her time as the top U.S. diplomat, despite a high-profile effort to "reset" relations between the two countries. Clinton and other U.S. officials also urged the Europeans to step up their economic sanctions against Russia, stressing the need to exact a price from the Russians for their interference in Ukraine and their alleged involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Critics have said Clinton's "reset" initiative was naive because Russia was never...
  • Fla Man Accused Of Predatory Towing At Gay Fest

    07/27/2014 4:21:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Authorities have arrested a man they say illegally towed cars during Orlando’s 2014 Gay Days celebration Orange County Sheriffs deputies arrested 45 year-old Jason Combs for towing more than 100 vehicles between June 5 and June 9.
  • Obama Speaks to Netanyahu, Stresses Need for Ceasefire

    07/27/2014 4:14:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/7/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening, and stressed the need for an immediate and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza. “The President underscored the United States’ strong condemnation of Hamas’ rocket and tunnel attacks against Israel and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself,” said a statement from the White House. “The President also reiterated the United States’ serious and growing concern about the rising number of Palestinian civilian deaths and the loss of Israeli lives, as well as the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza,” it added. According to the statement, Obama “made clear the strategic...
  • MH17: Why the Culprits May Never Be Caught

    07/27/2014 4:07:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | Robert Mendick
    Failure of official investigators to inspect the crash site properly and the length of time it has taken to examine forensic evidence may mean that those responsible are never foundThe inquiry into the shooting down of Flight MH17 risks becoming hopelessly compromised by the failure of official investigators to inspect the crash site properly – giving rebels nine days to destroy and tamper with vital evidence. The probable launch site of the ground-to-air missile, found by a Sunday Telegraph reporting team, also remains unexplored by the Dutch officials leading the investigation. Experts fear that the inquiry has become bogged down...
  • 7 People Possibly Struck By Lightning, Injured at Venice Beach: LAFD

    07/27/2014 4:00:02 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 46 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | July 27, 2014
    The Los Angeles Fire Department was investigating reports that as many as seven people had been struck by lightning at Venice Beach and were injured when a rare series of thunderstorms hit the Southern California area on Sunday afternoon.
  • At 2:30 A.M., Jews Blast Shema Prayer at Muslim Neighborhood

    07/27/2014 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Armed with loudspeakers, they blasted the “Shema” incantation (from the 'Hear O Israel' prayer) in the direction of the Muslim Arab neighborhood of Tzur Baher. They reportedly did so at about 2:30 a.m. Video of the Jewish counterattack garnered enthusiastic reactions on Facebook. Jews all over Israel find themselves routinely harassed by noise pollution from Muslim neighborhoods in recent years. This less-known “intifada” by Arabs involves fitting loudspeakers on minarets in mosques – which for centuries made do with unamplified muezzin calls for prayer. The Jerusalem Municipality reportedly embarked on a process to investigate and limit the noise pollution by...
  • Russia Is Pregnant with Ukraine

    07/27/2014 1:39:48 PM PDT · by No One Special · 12 replies
    The New York Review of Books ^ | July 24, 2014 | Vladimir Sorokin
    The Ukrainian revolution that took place on Kiev’s Independence Square in February unleashed a chain of irreversible events for Ukraine, and in some mystical fashion also facilitated an irreversible event of even greater scale for its neighbor: Russia became pregnant with Ukraine. The yellow-and-blue sperm of Independence Square did its manly job under the colorful fireworks of grenades, the flares of Molotov cocktails, and the whistle of snipers’ bullets. During that hot month, sitting in front of an overheated television set, Russia conceived. A new life stirred in her enormous womb: Free Ukraine. The authorities were horrified, the liberals were...
  • CNN Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton

    07/27/2014 12:35:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/27/2014
    If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey. But a CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that if Romney changes his mind and runs again for the White House, Hillary Clinton would best him by double digits in a hypothetical showdown. The survey, released Sunday morning, also suggests that more Americans see Clinton as a strong and capable leader than those who feel the same way about Obama. But Clinton's numbers on five personal characteristics have slightly edged down...
  • National Guard Won’t Allow Its Own Troops To Be Honored At Vacation Bible School

    07/27/2014 12:13:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/26/2014 | Eric Owens
    Citing federal regulations, the Missouri National Guard has refused to show up for an hour-long meet-and-greet with kids at a small Baptist church in the rural southwest corner of the state.The kerfuffle went down during this summer’s vacation Bible school at Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, Mo., reports Fox News.Vacation Bible school is sort of a rite of passage in the region — as common locally in the summertime as fireworks on the Fourth of July and sticky, sunny days.For this year’s version, part of the Bible Baptist Church’s theme was “God’s Rescue Squad.” So, on Monday, some paramedics stopped...