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  • Authorities investigating after 47-year-old loses consciousness in Dallas County jail lobby, dies

    08/01/2015 1:43:25 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 12 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 1, 2015 | Naheed Rajwani
    The short version, according to authorities: The man ran into the building sometime after 10 a.m., yelled for help, was placed in handcuffs, lost consciousness and died. ... The man then ran into the main lobby of the Lew Sterrett Justice Center, yelling his wife was trying to kill him, Reyna said. A deputy restrained the man with handcuffs, “believing that he may be a threat to himself or others until they could calm the man down,” Reyna said in an email. April Berryhill, who had come to the jail to submit a property release form, said she saw one...
  • Live Stream - Fancy Farm 2015 (Matt Bevin and other speakers)

    08/01/2015 11:44:49 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    KET live stream ^ | 08/01/2015
    Speaking Order Minutes ______________________________________________ Mr. Mark Wilson, Chairman…….…..Welcome/Intros Bishop William Medley………………Invocation Ms. Ramsey Carpenter……….……..My Old Ky Home Ms. Carson McKee…………..………The National Anthem ______________________________________________ Matt Jones – Emcee……………………………..3 Rep. Richard Heath (R)………………………….2 Sen. Stan Humphries (R)…………………..….2 Cong. Ed Whitfield (R)…………………..….….3 Sen. Mitch McConnell (R)…………………..…5 Gov. Steve Beshear (D)…………………………5 *Gov. Cand. Jack Conway (D)…………………5 *Gov. Cand. Matt Bevin (R)…………………….5 Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen (D)…………..…………….2 *Lt. Gov. Cand. Jeanean Hampton (R)…….…4 *Lt. Gov. Cand. Sannie Overly (D)…………….4 Ag. Comm. James Comer (R)…………………2 (pending) *Ag Comm. Cand. Jean Marie Spann (D)…….4 *Ag. Comm. Cand. Ryan Quarles (R)…..…….4 *Att. Gen. Cand. Andy Beshear (D)…..………4 *Att....
  • Court Threatens Obama IRS Commissioner With Contempt (Weekly Update)

    08/01/2015 10:40:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 31, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. Judicial Watch Exposes Key Document in Government-Funded Race-Based Hawaii Separatist Vote Judicial Watch Partners with TheBlaze On Documentary On Border Narco-Terror Threat: “The Sun City Cell” Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. This was quite the week for those of us demanding that the Obama IRS be held accountable to the rule of law for its abuse of innocent taxpayers. We received more documents that expose more Obama administration misconduct and lies in the IRS scandal. And...
  • Scott Walker pushes back on flip-flop accusations (Immigration)

    08/01/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 30 replies
    cnn ^ | July 19, 2015 | Dana Bash
    A significant number of Iowa Republican caucus goers tend to be quite socially conservative, and Walker has been emphasizing conservative positions on everything from same-sex marriage to abortion. He also flat out changed his position on illegal immigration, going from being open to a path to citizenship, to opposing it. We read a quote from former Iowa GOP chair Craig Robinson, saying Walker makes former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney -- who changed his position over time on abortion, illegal immigration and other issues -- look like a "model of consistency." "He's taking the lines form the opposition." Walker said,...
  • NAGOYA AREA HEAVILY BOMBED AGAIN; BIG 3 RECONVENE, MAY END TASK TODAY (8/1/45)

    08/01/2015 4:52:36 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 33 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/1/45 | George E. Jones, W.H. Lawrence, Lansing Warren, Raymond Daniell, Drew Middleton, Paul P. Kennedy
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  • MA Town Determines That an Educational WWII History Museum Isn’t Educational (WWII Aircraft)

    08/01/2015 4:42:23 AM PDT · by taildragger · 61 replies
    Best Ride Blog ^ | 7/31/2015 | Craig Fitzgerald
    Over the last four decades, if you’ve seen a World War II aircraft actually in flight, chances are pretty good that the Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts had something to do with it. Wednesday, the town Planning board voted 3-to-2 that the Foundation’s living history events, tours, exhibitions and veteran roundtable discussions are not educational, and thereby denied it a permit to expand. The Building Department also issued a cease and desist order against the Foundation on March 26, 2015 prohibiting take-offs and landings from the airstrip it has maintained and flown from for 37 years.
  • Watch: Benbrook Police Stop Suspected Serial Killer for Speeding

    08/01/2015 12:35:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Ben Russell
    Police body camera video released Friday night shows that a suspected serial killer, stopped for speeding in Benbrook in early July, was already planning a trip to West Virginia – days before his eventual death there at the hands of his intended victim. Neal Falls, 45, of Oregon was stopped for driving 64 mph in a 45 mph zone along the 5200 block of Benbrook Boulevard north of Interstate 20, just after 8 a.m. on July 7, according to records released by the Benbrook Police Department. When the Benbrook officer asked Falls if he still had the same address in...
  • Officer Punches Woman After She Spits At Him

    08/01/2015 12:14:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 31, 2015
    Another jail encounter is making headlines in Texas. This week, video was released from an incident that occurred in February at Jefferson County Jail. It shows a police officer punching an intoxicated, handcuffed woman after she spit in his face. "I'm going to try to make sure that he has to pay for it," said Lisa Hayes, who was punched by the officer. Hayes doesn't remember much from the night she was punched by an officer after she spit at him at the jail, but she recalls the injuries. "Both my shoulders were torn. I had scars on my wrists,...
  • Boehner’s Health Policy Director is Sister of StemExpress Founder

    07/31/2015 4:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 Jul 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The founder of StemExpress, the private company that has engaged with Planned Parenthood in the sale of aborted baby body parts, is the younger sister of the health policy director of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). The founder and CEO of StemExpress is Cate Dyer, the younger sister of Charlotte Ivancic, Boehner’s health policy director, as originally observed at the conservative site ForAmerica. In response to Breitbart News’ request for comment, Emily Schillinger, Boehner’s press secretary, said, “Charlotte Ivancic is a dedicated public servant who enjoys the utmost respect among her peers and Members of Congress. She has the...
  • Greek Debt Crisis Adds to a Spike in Burglaries and Robberies

    07/31/2015 6:39:30 PM PDT · by familyop · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JULY 31, 2015 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    One evening three weeks ago in Kifissia, an affluent garden suburb of Athens, a retired financial adviser and his wife decided to take in one of the delights of summer here, an outdoor movie. They pulled tight the shutters, set the alarm, locked the house and strolled off. Halfway through the movie the alarm company called, and they rushed home to find the alarm immersed in a bucket of water, the shutters jimmied and a safe emptied of jewelry. The speed and sophistication of the crime were astonishing, the financial adviser’s wife said, still feeling vulnerable and not willing to...
  • Why did a Ted Cruz super PAC give $500,000 to Carly Fiorina’s?

    07/31/2015 3:09:50 PM PDT · by VinL · 34 replies
    WashPo ^ | 7/31/2015 | Jose DelReal
    A super PAC supporting former tech executive Carly Fiorina's run reported raising $3.5 million -- with a half-million dollar lift from a super PAC supporting GOP presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). The pro-Cruz PAC, Keep the Promise I, reported the disbursement Friday in a document filed with the Federal Election Commission. That is...unusual, to say the least. Cruz has four allied super PACs, all named some variation of “Keep the Promise.” Together they raised an estimated $38 million...
  • Freeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 1 Aug 2015

    07/31/2015 6:00:54 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 147 replies
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  • Insiders warn Jeb: Don't engage with Trump; 'The old maxim applies: Never wrestle with a pig.'

    07/31/2015 2:38:42 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | July 31, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    When Jeb Bush and Donald Trump share a debate stage next week, Bush needs to ignore the real estate mogul at all costs — and if that fails, laugh him off. That’s the advice of more than half of the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly, bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. “The old maxim applies: Never wrestle with a pig,” counseled a New Hampshire Republican. “You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” At the first GOP primary debate slated for Aug. 6 in Cleveland, Bush and eight other Republicans will share...
  • We Now Know Where Lois Lerner's Emails and Backup Tapes Were Destroyed

    07/31/2015 12:59:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    There have been dozens of questions surrounding the disappearance of emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS targeting scandal. Some of Lerner's emails have been recovered, after IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said under oath they were lost forever. Thousands are still missing. But perhaps the most compelling questions that have been asked since the IRS targeting scandal broke in May 2013 are 1) Exactly where were Lerner's emails and backup tapes destroyed? 2) Who destroyed them? Now, we have an answer. According to Americans for Tax Reform,Lerner's hard drive was...
  • Obama team, Navy at odds over South China Sea

    07/31/2015 12:42:39 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/31/15 | Austin Wright
    The Pentagon has repeatedly maintained it reserves the right to sail or fly by a series of artificial islands that China is outfitting with military equipment. The Navy won’t say what it has or hasn’t done, but military officials and congressional hawks want the U.S. to make a major demonstration by sending warships within 12 miles of the artificial islands and make clear to China that the U.S. rejects its territorial claims. By not doing so, they charge, Washington is tacitly accepting China’s destabilizing moves, which are seen by U.S. allies in the region such as Japan, the Philippines and...
  • What the ‘Times’ Got Wrong About Nail Salons

    07/31/2015 11:14:42 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    New York Review of Books ^ | July 25, 2015 | By Richard Bernstein
    Rarely does a newspaper story get the kind of response that The New York Times front-page exposé of wage-theft at nail salons prompted this spring. Profiling at length the experiences of a woman named Jing Ren—a twenty-year-old recent immigrant who was paid no salary for her first three months on the job and was shockingly underpaid after that—the nearly 7,000-word article asserted that “rampant exploitation” afflicts “a vast majority” of the many thousands of manicurists in the more than 3,600 nail salons of New York State. The article said it drew on interviews with more than one hundred salon workers,...
  • Redwood City Suspends Invocations at City Council Meetings (Pastor Mentions Abortion, Gay Marriage)

    07/31/2015 9:12:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Jean Elle
    The decision comes after Pastor Stephen Converse of Grace Bible Church opened Monday's council meeting with a prayer that included his views on abortion and same-sex marriage. No one interrupted Converse, who also serves as the city's volunteer police chaplain. But Mayor Jeff Gee later said the comments do not reflect the council's views. "While I appreciate everyone's viewpoints, I do have to say tonight's invocation was not something I appreciate," Gee said. Redwood City and San Mateo County LGBTQ Commissioner Jason Galisatus said a government meeting should be a place where everyone feels welcome. "Unfortunately it doesn't surprise me...
  • Trump on Letterman 1987

    07/31/2015 8:56:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 1987
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  • POLLING DECEPTIONS FROM H3LL

    07/31/2015 6:34:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7-31-15 | Michael Voris
    This one is so over the top, it makes you wonder if you’re the only sane one left. If you don’t understand anything about how the information cycle of deception works in the Luciferian media, understand this: It is highly organized and purpose-driven. Case in point: as the Culture of the Demonic started getting threatened in the public eye, the whole machinery of that culture fired up — again. The story: Planned Parenthood and it’s macabre gruesome practice of killing children in the womb and dismembering the little corpses in such a way so as to preserve intact what they could later sell to biomedical companies. How is...
  • Senior Western official: Links between Turkey and ISIS are now 'undeniable'

    07/29/2015 6:53:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/28/2015 | Natasha Bertrand
    A US-led raid on the compound housing the Islamic State's "chief financial officer" produced evidence that Turkish officials directly dealt with ranking ISIS members, Martin Chulov of the Guardian reported recently. The officer killed in the raid, Islamic State official Abu Sayyaf, was responsible for directing the terror army's oil and gas operations in Syria. The Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh) earns up to $10 million a month selling oil on black markets.
  • U.S. DESTROYERS SHELL JAPANESE CITY; NAVY PLANES HIT 60 HONSHU AIRFIELDS (7/31/45)

    07/31/2015 4:59:05 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 41 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/31/45 | W.H. Lawrence, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Raymond Daniell, Benjamin Fine, Sydney Gruson, more
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  • White House backs Planned Parenthood in face of horror videos - distorted work of 'extremists'

    07/31/2015 2:28:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/31/15 | Francesca Chambers
    White House backs Planned Parenthood in face of horror videos it claims are the distorted work of 'extremists' The White House called a string of videos depicting the process of tissue and organ harvesting from aborted fetuses the work of 'extremists' today and charged that there's no evidence that Planned Parenthood has broken any laws. President Barack Obama's spokesman, Josh Earnest, told Daily Mail Online he did not know whether the president had seen any of the controversial videos, including a new one, released online this morning, but the president is aware of them and still believes the group is...
  • Ricketts family gives more than $5 million to Walker super PAC

    07/31/2015 2:21:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Robert Costa
    The Ricketts family sweepstakes are over and Scott Walker has won handily, according to Republicans familiar with Unintimidated, the super PAC supporting the Wisconsin governor and presidential candidate. Federal election filings will soon show that billionaire investor Joe Ricketts and his wife, Marlene, have together given $5 million to the Walker-allied group — a significant haul from one of the GOP’s biggest donors. Their son, Todd, is another Walker donor and co-chairman of his national fundraising efforts. In recent months he has hosted events for the governor and traveled with him on the campaign trail. Federal filings will also show...
  • Zimbabweans express surprise over foreign concern for slain lion amid economic woes

    07/31/2015 1:56:27 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 30, 2015 | By FARAI MUTSAKA
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern. The discovery that Cecil, the star of Zimbabwe national park had been lured out and killed by American bow hunter Walter James Palmer has resulted in online anger and protests at his dental clinic. Outside Zimbabwe's environmental and activist circles, however, the reaction been muted. "It's so cruel, but I don't understand the whole fuss,...
  • IDF Mobilizes After PLO Blames Israel for Arson Attack

    07/31/2015 12:59:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/15
    The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terror organization behind the Palestinian Authority (PA) holds the Israeli government "fully responsible" for the death of a toddler in an arson attack Friday in the Samaria Arab village of Duma, it announced Friday, in an incident the IDF has labeled "Jewish terror." "We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the brutal assassination of the toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha," PLO official Saeb Erekat said in a statement, according to AFP. "This is a direct consequence of decades of impunity given by the Israeli government to settler terrorism." Four family members of the one-and-a-half year-old...
  • Spike in Donor Numbers for Clinton Foundation

    07/31/2015 12:39:31 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 30, 2015 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN and STEVE EDER
    The Clinton Foundation accelerated its fund-raising in the first six months of the year, officials said Thursday, as Hillary Rodham Clinton was gearing up for her presidential run amid a crush of news reports scrutinizing the charity’s solicitation of foreign donors. Foundation officials said there were 10,516 donors so far this year, compared with 8,801 during the same six-month period last year. The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation did not release the precise amounts any donor gave or the total raised. Rather, it posted on its website a newly updated cumulative list of contributors, most of them dating to...
  • U.S. intel preparing for massive breach of classified data in Hillary Clinton emails

    07/30/2015 6:23:21 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 66 replies
    The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday. The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets.
  • Hillary: My Greatest Weakness Is Stupid People Who Don’t Understand Why I Should Be President

    07/30/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton’s greatest strength, the candidate explained in an interview with the morning newsletter The Skimm, is her “passionate commitment to helping people.” The passion was on display in 2009, for example, when Clinton personally intervened to help Swiss bank UBS settle a lawsuit with the IRS and thus protect the identities of tens of thousands of Americans who may or may not be evading U.S. taxes through Swiss bank accounts. Clinton was also asked about her greatest weakness. Here’s what she said: Got that? Clinton’s biggest fault is her inability to deal with you idiots who can’t comprehend why...
  • BLUEGRASS POLL: Kentucky Gov. race a barnburner

    07/30/2015 9:21:24 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    WHAS 11 ^ | July 30, 2015 | Joe Arnold
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- As Matt Bevin and Jack Conway prepare for the unofficial kickoff of the Kentucky gubernatorial campaign at Fancy Farm, the race appears to be a barnburner. Conway, Kentucky's Democratic Attorney General, holds a slim lead over Bevin, the Republican nominee and businessman, 45 percent to 42 percent, in the WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll released Thursday. The three percentage point margin is within pollster Survey USA's 3.8 percent margin of error. The poll surveyed likely voters between July 22 and July 28. The Bluegrass Poll also queried voters on a potential three-candidate governor's race. Fark.com founder Drew Curtis...
  • Analyst: Ky. Governor's Race May be Bellwether for Dems in 2016

    07/30/2015 9:12:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/29/2015 | Courtney Coren
    While Democrats may be hoping to improve their numbers in Congress in the next election, political analyst Nathan Gonzales says that the Kentucky governor's race may be a bellwether election for 2016. Since losing the Senate in 2014, as well as even more seats in the House, the Democrats have been looking to 2016 with hope in light of the fact that they typically have better voter turnout during presidential election cycles, Gonzales explained in a blogpost for Roll Call. However, he contends that there is at least one race that is expected this fall that "could dampen some of...
  • Fancy Farm evolved from local gathering to the most unique political speaking venue in the country

    07/30/2015 8:13:59 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/30/2015 | Don Weber
    FANCY FARM — This Saturday marks the unofficial kickoff to the political season as one of Kentucky’s oldest political traditions, Fancy Farm takes place. But what you may not know is how this event actually evolved from a local gathering into the commonwealth’s most notable political event. Cynthia Elder, a St. Jerome parishioner and volunteer for the Fancy Farm Picnic, says the first advertisement of the gathering was in the July 31, 1880 edition of the Mayfield Monitor. “At that time it was advertised as a dinner and a gander pull,” Elder said. “It was just a get together, and...
  • Analysts predict sharp elbows in fight for earned media at Fancy Farm

    07/30/2015 8:10:34 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/29/2015 | Nick Storm
    With rhetoric heating up between gubernatorial candidates Kentuckians can expect one-liners sprinkled with vitriol at Fancy Farm, but Matt Bevin and Jack Conway will also be competing for air time and column inches in what has so far been a sleepy open-seat general election. “Last year when we all went to Fancy Farm to me it felt like … we were coming out for the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. This year it feels more like the kickoff — or maybe even the coin flip,” said Scott Jennings a GOP strategist. Some have called the raucous speaking event outdated,...
  • U.S. defends Turks' bombing of American ally [Kurds]

    07/30/2015 7:24:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    WND ^ | 7/30/15 | F. Michael Maloof
    The Defense Department is defending Turkey’s decision to bomb Kurdish rebels in northern Syria amid concern that the NATO member is using its alliance with the U.S. against ISIS as a pretext to defeat an old enemy, the independence-minded Kurdish Workers Party, or PKK, which also is assisting the U.S. against the jihadist army that has taken over large portions of Iraq and Syria, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. After the PKK claimed responsibility for the execution-style murder of two Turkish police officers near the Syrian border, Turkey bombed PKK fighters in northern Syria and non-PKK...
  • Cecil The Lion’s Wikipedia Page Not Created Until After His Death

    07/30/2015 7:06:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/15 | Michael Bastasch
    The Internet has been set ablaze by news that a U.S. dentist on safari shot and killed Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion, apparently a beloved figure in that African country.Already more than 800,000 people have signed an online petition demanding “justice” for Cecil, but how well-known was Cecil before his death? The Daily Caller News Foundation found that Cecil’s Wikipedia page had only been created July 29, 2015 — after news of Cecil’s death had been reported in the news.According to Wikipedia’s edit history, an editor “created [the] article with material from Hwange National Park.” Hwange is the national park where...
  • U.S. Government Is Investigating Killing of Cecil the Lion [and not Planned Butcherhood]

    07/30/2015 6:31:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/30/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    Two days after the killing of Cecil the lion sparked a firestorm on social media, the United States government announced that it will investigate the death of the prized African creature.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Twitter Thursday that the government agency is currently “investigating” the killing of the lion, allegedly carried out by Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer.“We’re investigating the killing of #CecilTheLion. Will go where facts lead. We ask Dr. Palmer or his rep to contact USFWS immediately,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tweeted. “We share your concern about the issue surrounding #CeciltheLion and we’re...
  • Morrissey Says He Was Groped at San Francisco International Airport

    07/30/2015 6:22:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Geoffrey Eisler and Lisa Fernandez
    British pop singer Morrissey said he was groped at San Francisco International Airport this week on his way to London, and now he's making waves by blogging about what he's calling a "sexual assault." On his True to You "Morrissey Zine" blog, the former Smiths singer wrote that prior to taking off from SFO on July 27, he was approached by an "airport security officer" who stopped him, "crouched" before him, and "groped" his private areas, moving away quickly when another officer passed by. Morrissey said two members of the British Airways Special Services were "horrified at the sexual attack,"...
  • San Jose Mayor Urges Santa Clara County to Reconsider ICE Detainer Policy

    07/30/2015 6:20:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Mariah Bravo
    The San Jose mayor is urging the Santa Clara County Board of Directors to put the county’s policy of ignoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds on the agenda following the high-profile death of a woman gunned down in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant. Mayor Sam Liccardo sent the letter July 10 to the board’s president, Dave Cortese, saying he disagrees with the county's current policy of ignoring ICE hold requests for "deportable individuals who have committed serious of violent felonies.” The debate on “sanctuary cities” reignited nationally after the July 1 shooting of Kate Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier...
  • Indiana clears Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing after videos

    07/30/2015 6:10:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 7/30/15
    Indiana on Thursday cleared Planned Parenthood facilities that perform abortions in the state of any wrongdoing in the handling of fetal tissue. Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, on July 16 ordered an investigation of Planned Parenthood facilities in Indianapolis, Bloomington and Merrillville to see if organs from aborted fetuses were being sold. He was among a number of conservative lawmakers around the country who have called for investigations after an anti-abortion group circulated a video it made secretly showing some of its national officials discussing how they obtain organs from aborted fetuses for research. Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 31 July 2015

    07/30/2015 5:57:53 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 108 replies
    July 30, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • Planned Parenthood changes story on website 'hack'

    07/30/2015 5:17:53 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/30/2015 | Barbara Boland
    Planned Parenthood proclaimed on Thursday that its websites were "not available because of an extremist attack," but seemed to change its story throughout the day after many people pointed to inconsistencies about the alleged hack.
  • Audit finds 22 of 23 taxpayer-backed ObamaCare co-ops lost money in 2014

    07/30/2015 8:54:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2015
    Under resident Barack Obama's overhaul, taxpayers provided $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going, but only one out of 23 -- the one in Maine -- made money last year ... Another one, the Iowa/Nebraska co-op, was shut down by regulators over financial concerns. The audit by the Health and Human Services inspector general's office also found that 13 of the 23 lagged far behind their 2014 enrollment projections. The probe raised concerns about whether federal loans will be repaid, and ... Just last week, the Louisiana Health Cooperative announced it would cease offering coverage next year
  • Los Angeles bans 10-round firearm magazines

    07/30/2015 3:03:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/29/2015 | Kelly Cohen
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Mayor Eric Garcetti has already said he would sign the ordinance, which according to the council, will close a loophole in state law already banning the sale and manufacture of such magazines. Anyone who owns the magazines will have 60 days to remove them from the city or turn them over to the Los Angeles Police Department for destruction, transfer or sale. Supporters of the measure believe it will help law enforcement officials prevent mass shootings in the city.
  • Ex-Navy SEAL Alleges Anti-Gay Bullying by CIA Workers

    07/30/2015 2:35:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Jones alleged in the complaint that his team later ditched him in 120-degree temperatures without water, making him walk part way back to their compound before they stopped to give him a rideA former Navy SEAL has filed an internal complaint alleging the CIA bullied him for being gay during a work assignment in June in Afghanistan. Brett Jones said he filed the complaint last week against the federal agency, saying he was forced to endure homophobic slurs and other inappropriate comments on June 11 in Afghanistan as a group of contractors and civil servants in the CIA's Global Response...
  • California Water Use Falls By 27 Percent in June

    07/30/2015 2:33:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    June marked the first month of mandatory cutbacks during California's droughtCalifornia water use dropped by 27 percent in June, the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought. The announcement from state regulators comes after the state's largest cities already announced they met or exceeded mandatory conservation targets provided by the state. Data released by the State Water Resources Control Board shows 265 of the 411 local agencies in the state hit or nearly reached the savings targets implemented after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered an overall 25 percent savings. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the state's...
  • Karl Rove: Let's Put Trump's Poll Numbers in 'Perspective'

    07/30/2015 1:56:50 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 130 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 01:26 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Donald Trump's poll numbers are good, political analyst Karl Rove conceded Thursday, but he urged viewers to put the numbers into "a little bit of perspective." "He has been in the race for six weeks,"..."He has had a good move up, a good bump up, but we've seen this before. "Look, there will be a lot of movement in this race. It is really still early." And even though Trump is topping the polls as far as Republicans who would support him, his favorability ratings are suffering, Rove said. -snip- However, pointed out Rove, "30 percent of the Republicans say...
  • Hillary Clinton is Losing Ground & Neck-in-Neck with 2 GOP Hopefuls – And Then There’s Donald Trump

    07/30/2015 12:40:56 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    IJReview ^ | July 30, 2015 | Kyle Becker
    Hillary Clinton’s polling is in freefall to such an extent that avowed socialist Bernie Sanders is looking like a palatable candidate to more than just the Democratic base. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows that the “inevitable” Democratic candidate is seeing her campaign’s momentum diminish. Time reports: Six weeks after setting her candidacy into high gear, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers are continuing to fall, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.Across nearly every key metric, from trustworthiness to caring about voters to leadership, Clinton has seen an erosion in public approval, as likely Republican rivals...
  • IRS Demanded Content of Prayers from Pro-Life Group (and promise not to picket Planned Parenthood)

    07/30/2015 11:44:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    CBN ^ | July 30, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    At a hearing Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asked IRS Commissioner John Koskinen why the tax agency would demand that an Iowa prolife group tell them about the content of their prayers. Koskinen admitted the request was "totally inappropriate," saying he has apologized for the IRS. The agency also made every member of that Iowa group promise not to picket Planned Parenthood. "We should not have a federal government agency that becomes an intimidator, going after citizens, going after citizen groups, violating their First Amendment rights," Cruz said. Overall, the IRS targeted dozens of conservative and Tea Party groups, blocking...
  • The Curious Case of Lois Lerner's Physically Damaged Hard Drive

    07/30/2015 11:31:31 AM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    American's for Taxreform ^ | July 30, 2015 | Alexander Hendrie
    New ( documentation) released by the House Oversight Committee this week again raises questions on how Lois Lerner’s hard drive was physically damaged and whether there was some kind of deliberate act to destroy data on it. The House Oversight Committee report cites an officially transcribed interview with John Minsek, senior investigative analyst with the IRS Criminal Investigations (CI) unit. Minsek examined the Lerner hard drive in 2011. In the transcribed interview, he notes Lerner's hard drive contained “well-defined scoring creating a concentric circle in the proximity of the center of the disk.” The Oversight Committee report states: "Using the...
  • Athletes at Rio Olympics to compete in 'basically raw sewage', study reveals

    07/30/2015 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Associated Press
    RIO de Janeiro--Athletes in next year’s Summer Olympics will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues – results that alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea. It is the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic...
  • How Did Armies Keep Archers Supplied With Arrows While Fighting?

    07/30/2015 11:19:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 83 replies
    Slate ^ | July 27, 2015 | By Stephen Tempest
    During the Hundred Years' War, England had a centralized, state-controlled organization for manufacturing arrows in bulk. These were then issued as required to the soldiers on campaign. In June 1413, for example, Henry V appointed Nicholas Mynot to be “keeper of the king's arrows,” based in the Tower of London. Mynot was responsible for making arrows, but the royal fletchers alone could not supply the total need, so additional orders were placed with outside suppliers. In August 1413, for example, London-based fletcher Stephen Seler was paid for 12,000 arrows. We have some total figures available. In 1418, Henry V's government...