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  • The Other Racial Divide: Were Asian-American businesses targeted in the Baltimore riots?

    05/19/2015 1:11:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The May 25, 2015 Issue | Dennis P. Halpin, former U.S. consul
    When guests at a North Korea Freedom Week dinner in Northern Virginia learned the Korean-American pastor at our table led a Maryland church, they immediately asked about the situation in Baltimore. It was May 1, and National Guard troops had been deployed to the city three days earlier to help quell the unrest sparked by the death of a man in police custody. The pastor let out a deep sigh before responding. A few members of his congregation had lost everything. After working diligently for years building small businesses in a new country, they watched their efforts literally go up...
  • Scott Walker calls EPA power plant rule 'unworkable'

    05/29/2015 12:44:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2015 | Zack Colman
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signaled in a letter to President Obama that his state might not comply with a forthcoming rule limiting carbon emissions from power plants. The likely GOP presidential candidate told Obama in the May 21 letter that he has "deep concerns regarding our ability to develop a state plan to comply with" the proposed Environmental Protection Agency targets. The implicit threat makes Walker the highest-profile governor to consider endorsing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's strategy of undercutting the regulation through states refusing to submit a compliance plan, though he ultimately stopped short of doing so. "The...
  • U.S. Navy's Big Mistake -- Building Tons of Supercarriers

    05/28/2015 10:37:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | 5/28/15 | David Wise
    “History,” it has been written, “does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Today it’s rhyming with Gen. Billy Mitchell. In the 1920s, Mitchell challenged conventional thinking by advocating air power at sea in the face of a naval establishment dominated by battleship proponents. The hubris of the “battleship Navy” was such that just nine days before Pearl Harbor, the official program for the 1941 Army-Navy game displayed a full page photograph of the battleship USS Arizona with language virtually extolling its invincibility. Of course, the reason that no one had yet sunk a battleship from the air — in combat — was that no...
  • Gay feminist students yearbook quote goes viral

    05/28/2015 10:30:41 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 39 replies
    FOX ^ | May 28, 2015
    A California high school senior dropped the mic with her yearbook quote. Caitlyn Cannon, 17, hit quite a few hot topics including, gay rights, feminism and the wage gap in a single quote. Her friend, Twitter user, @casualnosebleed tweeted out a photo of the yearbook Tuesday morning. Since then it has been retweeted more than 6,000 time and favorited more than 9,000 times In the quote Cannon said, I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I cant do that if my wife and I are making .75 cent for every dollar a man makes. Cannon told the...
  • Climate Change: Mr. Obama, 97 percent of Experts is a Bogus Number

    05/28/2015 5:40:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | May 28, 2015 | Richard Tol
    Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: Climate change is real, man-made and dangerous. President Obama tweeted that, and it has been repeated by countless others. It is tempting for a politician to claim that 97 percent of experts agree with you. But do they? The 97 percent claim was taken from a study paper by Australian John Cook, Climate Communications Fellow for the Global change Institute at the University of Queensland, and his colleagues, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters in May, 2013. The paper says nothing about the would-be dangers of climate change and it counts the number of...
  • Putin Declares Soldiers Deaths and Wounds Secret, in War and Peace

    05/28/2015 5:36:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Andrew E. Kramer
    MOSCOW The deaths or wounds of Russian soldiers in special operations can be classified as military secrets, even in peacetime, President Vladimir V. Putin decreed on Thursday. The decree comes as Russia faces accusations that it is sending its soldiers clandestinely to fight in Ukraine, an allegation the Kremlin denies. Mr. Putins decree amended a law that had let the military keep soldiers deaths or injuries secret only in times of war. Mr. Putin has repeatedly insisted that Russian soldiers are not taking part in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where government forces and pro-Russian separatists keep fighting despite...
  • Favorite Songs about Teens.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 5~29~15

    05/28/2015 5:22:26 PM PDT · by fatima · 191 replies
    ~Favorite Songs about Teens.~ Frankie Valli - Grease *Video* EVERLY BROTHERS - Wake up little Susie (1957) *Video*
  • Elderly face NHS discrimination under new UN death targets [coming soon!!]

    05/28/2015 4:58:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/29/15 | Sarah Knapton
    The NHS will be forced to discriminate against the over 70s to meet highly unethical UN health targets which seek to reduce premature deaths in younger people, senior medics have warned. Under the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, UN member states must cut the number of deaths from diseases like cancer, stroke, diabetes and dementia by one third by 2030. However because many are age-related illnesses people who succumb to those diseases from the age of 70 are not deemed to have died prematurely and so are not included in the target. In an open letter published in The Lancet, an...
  • Baltimore Police Union Blames Crime Surge on Officers Fear of Arrest Post-Freddie Gray

    05/28/2015 4:46:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/28/15 | Polly Mosendz
    The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police said on Thursday that Baltimores recent rise in crime is linked to fear among police officers that they will be arrested for doing their jobs. This fear, the union said, comes as a result of the arrests of six officers for the death of Freddie Gray. Gray was wrongly arrested and died of injuries sustained during his arrest. The State Attorneys Office filed charges against six officers in Grays death.The criminals are taking advantage of the situation in Baltimore since the unrest. Criminals feel empowered now. There is no respect. Police are under...
  • Armed Bikers Plan to Draw Cartoons of Mohammed Outside a Mosque in Arizona

    05/28/2015 4:42:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 91 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 5/28/15 | David Francis
    An armed biker gang. Cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. A mosque in Arizona. What could possibly go wrong?Well find out Friday, when two organizers Jon Ritzheimer and Flash Nelson host whats being billed as a peaceful demonstration outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. Its the former site of worship for Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, who were killed after opening fire outside a May 3 contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in suburban Dallas. Simpson had no direct link to the Islamic State but was sympathetic to its cause. Many Muslims consider depictions of Mohammed blasphemous.Just...
  • Obama EPA Officials Rewrite Clean Water Act to Include Control of Muddy Farm Puddles & Prairie...

    05/28/2015 3:58:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Environmental Protection Agency rewrote the Clean Water Act from 88 pages to 2,200 pages.The new regulations will put the EPA in control of muddy farm puddles and prairie potholes. (video at link)The Wall Street Journal reported, via Instapundit: The Clean Water Act limits the federal government to regulating the navigable waters of the United States like the Colorado River or Lake Michigan. In 1986 the EPA expanded that definition to seize jurisdiction over tributaries and adjacent wetlands. Now it is extending federal control over just about any creek, pond, prairie pothole or muddy farm field that EPA says...
  • Unions Lobbied for a $15 Minimum WageNow They Want an Exemption for Unions

    05/28/2015 3:50:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 5/28/15 | Joe Carter
    In every major city that is increasing the minimum wage (Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles), labor unions have been at the forefront of the change. For example, in an op-ed for the Huffington Post titled Raise Los Angeles Minimum Wage and Enforce It1, Rusty Hicks, a labor leader in L.A. who represents over 300 unions, wrote: Its no secret that we believe the minimum wage must be raised in order to lift working families out of poverty. Most voters and many members of the city council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agree with us. But we believe...
  • Review shows Bevin holding lead in Kentucky GOP primary

    05/28/2015 3:46:57 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    WDRB ^ | 5/28/2015 | Lawrence Smith
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The 83-vote margin holds in the Republican race for Kentucky governor. A second look at voting machine totals and absentee ballots Thursday revealed no change in the results of the May 19 primary. Matt Bevin finished ahead of state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer by 83 votes. The Comer campaign says he is in Florida, and will issue a statement on his next steps Friday afternoon. WDRB caught up with Bevin as he arrived at his campaign headquarters moments after the results of the recanvass were announced. He says the result was not unexpected, but he won't...
  • Watch: Baltimore States Attorney Marilyn Mosby Won Her Case on Judge Judy 15 Years Ago

    05/28/2015 3:41:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Root ^ | 5/28 | Yesha Callahan
    Mosby appeared on Judge Judy when she was a college student.Fifteen years before standing in front of reporters announcing the indictment of six Baltimore cops charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby was standing in front of Judge Judith Sheindlin. The then-20-year-old college student appeared on Judge Judy after her Tuskegee, Ala., apartment was ransacked by neighbor Ryan Johnson while she was away on summer vacation. Known as Marilyn James back then, the future states attorney brought her legal-acumen A-game to the hearing. Not only did James have proof that her neighbor had destroyed...
  • Assassins Veto: Washington Transit Authority Shuts Down Free Speech, Suspends All Issue-Related Ads

    05/28/2015 3:26:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/28/15 | Pamela Geller
    WMATA has submitted to the assassins veto.Following the cowardly policy change for the New York MTA, the Washington MTA has suspended all issue-oriented ads through the end of year after we submitted our free speech ad.Oh, the irony.This is an end run around the first amendment.These cowards may claim that they are making people safer, but I submit to you the opposite. They are making it far more dangerous for Americans everywhere. Rewarding terror with submission is defeat. Absolute and complete defeat.More demands, more violence will certainly follow. The message is that terror works.This is sharia in America.The only upside...
  • While D.C. Downplays Risk, U.S. Sees Shocking Rise in Terror Arrests This Year

    05/28/2015 3:19:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 5/27/15 | Patrick Poole
    The arrest of two southern California men last week who were planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State brings the number of U.S.-based individuals involved in international terror-related cases this year to 40. (UPDATE: with the arrest of Houston-area Asher Abid Khan late Monday for supporting ISIS, the tally is now 41.)This number highlights the metastasizing Islamic terror threat in the American homeland. At the current pace, by the end of June halfway through 2015 the number of cases will exceed the number from the past two years combined (48). <-- PJM_300_by_250_middle --> The Islamic...
  • To Curb Bullying, Who Are the Sikhs? Film Debuts at Kerman High

    05/28/2015 2:35:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 5/27 | Carmen George
    Standing before a Kerman High School class on Wednesday, Raj Sra talked about being the only Punjabi kid at his Tulare schools growing up. He was called many names. Everything you can imagine: raghead, camel jockey, Sra said, who now works as an information systems and technology administrator for the Fresno County Office of Education. People had no idea where India was. They thought anybody with a turban was Muslim or from Arabia. It was just some far-off place. Fresno County school officials, in partnership with local Sikh leaders, are working to change that skewed perception. Together, they produced a...
  • REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR MCCRORY CONFIRMS ANTI RELIGIOUS FREEDOM POSITION IN NC ON GAY MARRIAGE

    05/28/2015 2:20:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    5/28/2015 | Self
    As the debate over First Amendment Freedom of Religion laws raged back in May with Republican Governors backing down under business pressure in Indiana and Arkansas, the Republican governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, said his state didn't need such a law. The legislature has been acting, though, the House passing a bill to allow government officials to object to gay marriage, the bill now in the Senate as Senate Bill 2. But today Governor McCrory says he will veto the bill. A news release describing it is headlined "Governor McCrory defends Constitution". McCrory speaks of 'sincerely held religious beliefs...
  • Death Penalty Repealed | State Senators Override Gov. Pete Ricketts' Veto

    05/28/2015 2:19:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    NBC Nebraska ^ | May 28, 2015
    Nebraska has abolished the death penalty in a landmark veto-override vote backed by a coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. North Platte Senator Mike Groene stood with 18 others as an advocate to keep the death penalty. But that just wasn't enough as 30 other senators decided to over ride Governor Pete Ricketts' veto and abolish the death penalty. He voted to keep the death penalty and uphold the governor's veto. "I believe in the death penalty in a civil society, we do not tolerate evil," Senator Groene said. State Senators voted 30-19 on Wednesday to override Gov. Pete...
  • 'Undecided' Still Winning Republican Primary Contest

    05/28/2015 2:18:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 4 replies
    Quinnipiac University national poll & HuffPo ^ | Posted: 05/28/2015 12:26 pm EDT Updated: 3 hours ago | Natalie Jackson
    A new Quinnipiac University national poll shows theres still only one clear leader in the Republican presidential primary race: Undecided. The poll, released Thursday, reports that 20 percent of registered Republican and Republican-leaning voters around the country dont know or declined to answer whom they would vote for in their state's Republican primary. This is double the proportion any candidate received: The five candidates with the highest percentages all struggled to reach double digits, with a mere 10 percent each. Those candidates are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired physician Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Florida Sen. Marco...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders' Essay: Women 'Fantasize About Being Raped'

    05/28/2015 2:09:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    MRC ^ | 5/28 | Dan Joseph
    In a 1972 essay, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) opined that men fantasized about women being abused. He also claimed that women fantasized about being gang raped. In an article entitled "Men-And-Women," published in an alternative newspaper called the "Vermont Freeman" Sanders shared his thoughts on male and female sexuality in ways that would cause a media firestorm if it had been penned by any current GOP candidate. Even one with as little chance at grabbing his party's nomination as Sanders currently has. "A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy," wrote Sanders. "A woman on her knees....
  • RICK SANTORUM DUMPS THE DUGGARS

    05/28/2015 1:44:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 5.28.15 | Emily Zanotti
    Rick Santorum has decided to inflict himself, yet again, on our fair nation, running for President a third (I think) time. Now, while I'm not entirely certain what America did to deserve such an honor, clearly God is trying to punish us for some string of transgressions, because otherwise, His chosen candidate, Santorum, would have long ago retired to head up a DC-based family-focused think tank or sell panini presses on late night television. Not that I begrudge Rick his chance. Although he's not very attractive as a candidate, he did do well last time around, and he has, at...
  • Secretary of State (Alison Lundergan) Grimes will run on her record in re-election bid

    05/28/2015 1:43:50 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/27/2015 | Don Weber
    LEXINGTON After coming up well short of knocking off U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is looking at her re-election bid as an interview for the job, and not a personal contest. Grimes faces GOP nominee Steve Knipper in the fall Election and she says she will rely on her experience in the office and focus on jobs in the General Election campaign. Its an office where I have a record of success, Grimes told Pure Politics in Lexington on Wednesday. Whether it be helping to have started over 100,000 new businesses since...
  • Lawmakers and candidates reviewing increased federal authority over U.S. waters

    05/28/2015 1:40:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/27/2015 | Nick Storm
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers followed through with the finalization of a rule regulating waterways of the United States, which some in the GOP fear could turn into a land grab. In Kentucky, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and GOP candidates running for statewide office have voiced concerns with the proposed rule and the harm it may pose to farmers in the state. ... According to The Hill, EPA head Gina McCarthy said those fears are unfounded under the finalized rule announced Wednesday. ... Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, is running against Jean Marie Lawson Spann in...
  • Maine Senate Passes Constitutional Carry Bill

    05/28/2015 12:53:06 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 28, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    The Maine Senate has passed a "Constitutional Carry" bill with a vote of 21-14. The bill would permit gun owners to legally carry their weapons concealed without a permit. This is the second time in two years that the Senate has considered this type of bill. While the votes were mostly split along party lines, three Democrats sided with the Republicans in voting for the measure. The Senate voted 21-14 to approve the bill, L.D. 652, a heavily lobbied measure that pits gun rights activists against groups seeking more oversight over individuals who carry firearms. Three Democrats joined the Republican...
  • Ahead of Hurricane Season, Obama Warns Climate Change Will Worsen Storms

    05/28/2015 12:44:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Jason Plautz
    The combination of stronger storms and rising seas from a warming planet have the potential to wreak havoc on America's coastlines, President Obama said Thursday during his visit to the National Hurricane Center in Florida. Obama received the annual briefing on hurricane preparedness from federal science agencies ahead of hurricane season, and stressed the importance of preparing the country's infrastructure for the impacts of climate change. "The best climate scientists in the world are telling us that extreme weather events like hurricanes are likely to become more powerful," Obama said. "When you combine stronger storms with rising seas, that's a...
  • Mystery, and Discovery, on the Trail of a Creole Music Pioneer

    05/28/2015 12:13:30 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Campbell Robertson
    PINEVILLE, La. Somewhere among the thousands beneath a grassy hill here lies the body of Amd Ardoin. He was singular in life: one of the greatest accordion players ever to come out of south Louisiana. A Creole prodigy who traveled the countryside playing his bluesy two-steps and waltzes, he changed Cajun music and laid down the roots for zydeco. At his death at the age of 44 in 1942, he was Case No.13387 in the state psychiatric hospital, destined for an anonymous burial. Years of attempts to recover the body of Amd, as he is widely known, have come...
  • Dems buck Obama on water rule

    05/28/2015 9:24:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Dozens of congressional Democrats are joining Republicans to back legislation blocking the Obama administrations new rule to redefine its jurisdiction over the nations waterways. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers made the regulation final Wednesday in an attempt to clarify that small streams, wetlands, headwaters and tributaries are covered by the Clean Water Act and the rules that go along with it. Opponents labeled the rule as a massive power grab by the Obama administration that could give federal officials authority over every creek and puddle. Three moderate Democrats in the Senate and 24 in...
  • Fiorina, Kasich Crack Top 10 In New Q Poll

    05/28/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner - Buzz Cut ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Marco Rubio skidded. Jeb Bush slid. Ben Carson zoomed. Mike Huckabee bounced. Scott Walker stayed steady. And thats how you end up with a five-way tie for first place in the latest Quinnipiac University national poll on the GOP Sixteeners. Put another way: With five candidates evenly dividing half of the vote, there is no first place. While Rubio lost a third of his support and Bush continued to droop, losing three points for the second month in a row, all five can say with confidence that they will meet the polling criterion for the first GOP debate, hosted by...
  • Coulter: Current Immigration Policy All About Importing Dem Voters

    05/28/2015 5:31:15 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 May 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist and author of Adios, America Ann Coulter argued current immigration policy is 100% about trying to change the US into a direction that is more favorably disposed to vote for the Democrats on Wednesdays Hannity on the Fox News Channel. Coulter began by praising Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos for debating her on his show and doing a fantastic job with the interview, something that she said no one else will do. ... Coulter also stated that she thinks current immigration policy is 100% about importing voters and said of Republicans who oppose closing the border, They are looking...
  • SHIPS BOMBARD OKINAWA FOE, WHO GIVES SIGNS OF RETREAT; CHINESE CUT LINE TO MALAYA (5/28/45)

    05/28/2015 4:45:53 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/28/45 | Bruce Rae, Kathleen McLaughlin, Raymond Daniell, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Flame of Barbary Coast (Movie Review-5/28/45)

    05/28/2015 4:38:16 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/28/45 | A.W., Sam Zolotow
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  • Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine - witness

    05/28/2015 2:36:22 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    reuters.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Maria Tsvetkova
    Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. Many of the vehicles have number plates and identifying marks removed while many of the servicemen had taken insignia off their fatigues. As such, they match the appearance of some of the forces spotted in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and its Western allies allege are covert Russian detachments.
  • Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee embroiled in bribery

    05/28/2015 2:28:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/15 | David Martosko
    Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee embroiled in soccer bribery scandal - and up to $100,000 from FIFA itself The fast-moving FIFA bribery scandal now has a Clinton connection, after news that the nation of Qatar and its 2022 World Cup organizing committee - and even FIFA itself - donated between $1.3 million and $5.55 million to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The scandal-hit football world authority is listed by the foundation as having handed over at least $50,001 and as much as $100,000 to the Clinton's controversial organization in a direct...
  • Politico Quotes Scott Walker Wildly Out Of Context To Invent Abortion Attack

    05/28/2015 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Politico reported Wednesday on a controversial statement made by Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a piece entitled Scott Walker on mandatory ultrasounds: Its just a cool thing out there.' The only problem? Walker never said that. In an interview with radio host Dana Loesch, Walker defended a law he signed that required an ultrasound be performed before an abortion. But the context makes clear that ultrasounds were a cool thing, not mandatory ultrasounds before an abortions. In particular, he made his statement during a discussion of people who keep ultrasounds of their own children:
  • Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit

    05/27/2015 8:10:22 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | 5/27/15 | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have been hit with a racketeering lawsuit in Florida court. The lawsuit, filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, includes a legal request to have the Florida judge seize the private server on which Hillary Clinton and her aides hosted their emails while she served as secretary of state. Klayman has filed dozens of lawsuits against the Clintons and other prominent politicians. The racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case alleges the former first couple and their family philanthropy traded political favors for donations or generous speaking fees for Bill Clinton...
  • Greta: Obama Playing Terrible Game With Your Health Care

    05/27/2015 8:56:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2015 | Greta
    Greta:Off the Record By the end of June, the US Supreme Court could make a ruling that impacts 8 million people on ObamaCare - and the Obama administration has no contingency plan
  • Jenna Bush Hager Being Considered for NBC Talk Show

    05/27/2015 8:30:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27 | Stephanie Smith
    Today correspondent Jenna Bush Hager is in the running for a new NBCUniversal daytime talk show in development that could eventually replace The Meredith Vieira Show, sources told Page Six. The Bush daughter is one of several people testing for a panel-style chat program to replace Vieira, which has seen soft ratings since its launch last season. Hager, 33, was spotted out in Los Angeles last week testing for the potential pilot, which we hear would include both male and female hosts.
  • Hamas Executed Palestinians During Israel War: Amnesty

    05/27/2015 8:27:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Islamist group Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to "settle scores" with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday. A report by the London-based rights group detailed the "brutal campaign of abductions, torture and unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of 'collaborating' with Israel" by Hamas, de facto ruler of the Gaza Strip enclave. The report details the "extrajudicial execution of at least 23 Palestinians and the arrest and torture of dozens of others".
  • Tours on USS Arizona Memorial Suspended After Ship Hits Dock

    05/27/2015 8:23:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/27 | Audrey McAvoy
    The National Park Service says tours on the USS Arizona Memorial are suspended after a vessel struck and damaged the memorial's dock. Spokeswoman Abby Wines said Wednesday that boats are taking visitors to a spot near the memorial where they may view it from a distance, but visitors are not being taken on it. Wines says the ramp and handrails connecting the dock to the memorial are mangled. Park service and Navy divers are expected to assess the damage from underwater Wednesday. The incident occurred when the hospital ship USNS Mercy and a civilian tugboat contracted by the Navy were...
  • Chimp Rights to Be Weighed at NYC Court Hearing

    05/27/2015 8:16:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 5/27 | Jake Pearson
    A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment. Steven Wise, an attorney with the Nonhuman Rights Project, told Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe in a nearly two-hour hearing that Hercules and Leo are "autonomous and self-determining beings" who should be granted a writ of habeas corpus and be moved from Stony Brook University on Long Island to a sanctuary in Florida. "They're essentially in solitary confinement," Wise told the judge before a crowd...
  • Lethal wounds on skull may indicate 430,000-year-old murder

    05/27/2015 7:01:10 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 65 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | 5/27/15 | Nohemi Sala et al
    Lethal wounds identified on a human skull in the Sima de los Huesos, Spain, may indicate one of the first cases of murder in human history, some 430,000 years ago, according to a study published May 27 2015 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Nohemi Sala from Centro Mixto UCM-ISCIII de Evolucin y Comportamiento Humanos, Spain, and colleagues. The archeological site, Sima de los Huesos in northern Spain, is located deep within an underground cave system and contains the skeletal remains of at least 28 individuals that date to around 430,000 years ago, during the Middle Pleistocene. The only...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 28 May 2015

    05/27/2015 6:00:05 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ABRAMS FIRING U.S. soldiers inside an Abrams M1A1 tank fire the main battle gun during Exercise Combined Resolve II at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, June 16, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's Company D, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Squadron, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Farmer 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. AIR CUSHION A landing craft...
  • Islamic State Militants Burn Christian Woman in Nineveh Village [80 y/o woman]

    05/27/2015 4:25:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Bas News ^ | 5/26/15 | Hazhar Mamuzini
    In a village 20 km south east of Mosul in northern Iraq, Islamic State (IS) militants have burned an Iraqi Christian woman to death. Saed Mamuzini, representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office in Mosul, told BasNews on Tuesday that the militants burned the 80-year-old Iraqi Christian woman, who was from Kremlis in the Nimrud area of the Hamdaneya sub district, east of Mosul. Mamuzini said that villagers told him that the woman was killed for failing to comply with the strict laws of the Islamic State. This is the first instance of IS militants burning a person since...
  • Islamic jihadists kidnap priest at his Syrian monastery

    05/27/2015 4:20:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/27/15 | Robert Spencer
    The priest was kidnapped by three masked people in the early afternoon at his Mar Elian Monastery in the town of Qaryatayn, while he was preparing to welcome an expected influx of refugees from Palmyra. Father Jacques Mourad had succeeded the Italian Jesuit Priest Paolo Dall`Oglio as the head of the Mar Moussa Monastery, which is linked to Mar Elian, after Dall`Oglio was kidnapped in 2013 from the northern Aleppo province. Mourad worked to foster inter-religious dialogueHis kidnapping vividly illustrates what a hollow and self-defeating exercise that dialogue is, and how mistaken the Church is to place so much hope...
  • [UK Child Rape Town] Rotherham Council And Police Want Powers To Ban Anti-Child Rape Protests

    05/27/2015 4:17:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 5/26/15 | Oliver Lane
    Officials in the Pakistani child rape gang scandal town of Rotherham are moving to ban protests against their own incompetence. They have appealed to the home secretary for emergency special powers under the Public Order Act 1986.The council first came to national prominence when its social services worked together with elements of the police to spectacularly fail to detect the systematic grooming, rape and prostitution of over 1,400 vulnerable children. The victims were often in the care of the council children’s services and “as young as 12″, and “barely pubescent”. Council commissioners claim the protests against them are becoming prohibitively...
  • Erdogan opens 'Saladin' airport in Turkey's restive southeast

    05/27/2015 4:01:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/26/15
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday opened a new airport in a restive eastern province dogged by a Kurdish separatist insurgency, naming the facility for a celebrated Muslim medieval leader of Kurdish origin. Erdogan inaugurated the airport in Yuksekova in Hakkari province, close to the border with Iran and Iraq, alongside Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in a joint appearance ahead of June 7 elections. They announced the airport would be named for Selahaddin Eyyubi to remember the 12th century founder of the Ayyubid dynasty who led Muslim resistance against Christian crusaders in the Middle East who sought to control Jerusalem. Of...
  • Dem Senators: Importing 65,000 Syrians is a National Security Imperative [Muslims]

    05/27/2015 3:46:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/26/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats have a very different understanding of national security than Americans.Americans think we should improve national security by keeping ISIS in. Democrats think importing the Syrian Civil War here is a national security imperative.They warn us that, We cannot expect countries hosting Syrian refugees to continue shouldering such a disproportionate burden if the United States and other industrialized countries do not begin resettling many more Syrian refugees.Its as if Jordan and Lebanon are doing us some kind of favor by hosting their own fellow Arab Muslims.Besides we didnt take in Jews during WW2. Now we have to make up for...
  • [Polish] PM Kopacz: Poland to take on 60 Syrian families [Christians]

    05/27/2015 3:44:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | 5/26/15
    Representatives of the Interior Ministry, the Foreign Ministry and the Office for Foreigners met on Tuesday morning to discuss the prospect of giving asylum to about 1,500 Syrian Christians.Today Christians are persecuted in a barbaric way in Syria, they deserve that a Christian country such as Poland, fairly quickly responded with an offer for help, Kopacz said.She added that this decision was unanimous at the meeting, which was attended by Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna and Interior Minister Teresa Piotrowska.We'll start with taking on 60 families. It must be a very precise schedule of activities. We will count on the cooperation...
  • House Dems push DHS to end 'jail-like' family detention

    05/27/2015 3:42:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/27/15 | Lydia Wheeler
    House Democrats, backed by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.), are pushing hard for the Department of Homeland Security to end its program of holding illegal immigrant families in jail-like detention centers. We believe your department has not fully grasped the serious harm being inflicted upon mothers and their children in custody, said a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson signed by 135 lawmakers on Wednesday. In 2014, the DHS ramped up its practice of holding immigrant families in detention facilities amid an influx of 60,000 families arriving at the Mexican border. But lawmakers are...