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  • Trump: Clinton shouldn't be allowed to run; If Clinton was in GOP, she'd be in jail

    10/10/2015 12:12:17 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    wplg ^ | October 10, 2015 | Eugene Scott
    CNN - Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't know why Hillary Clinton is even in the race for the White House. "Honestly, she shouldn't be allowed to run," Trump said to cheers at a large campaign rally in Norcross, Georgia. "If that were a Republican that did what she did with the emails they would have been in jail 12 months ago. Clink!" He added, "It's a very unfair system." The leading Republican candidate has repeatedly called the former Secretary of State's email situation... "a criminal problem."
  • Wilmore asked to remove cross from water tower by Freedom From Religion Foundation

    10/10/2015 11:52:59 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    Central Kentucky News ^ | 10/09/2015 | Ben Kleppinger
    The City of Wilmore has been asked by the Freedom From Religion Foundation to remove the cross mounted on top of a water tower at Asbury University. In a letter emailed to Mayor Harold Rainwater on Sept. 29, FFRF staff attorney Rebecca Markert warns that ďit is unlawful for Wilmore to display a patently religious symbol such as a Christian cross on public property.Ē ďThe Wilmore cross, displayed on the city water tower, unabashedly creates the perception of government endorsement of Christianity. It conveys the message to the nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population who are not Christians that...
  • Clinton Email Could Prompt New Intelligence Investigation

    10/10/2015 11:23:16 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 10, 2015 | By Alana Goodman
    An email forwarded by Hillary Clinton to a colleague that identified a top CIA informant in Libya could trigger an intelligence investigation and add to concerns that she mishandled classified information, according to intelligence sources. Clinton received an email in March 2011 from her longtime adviser Sidney Blumenthal that identified a covert Libyan source who was reportedly working with the CIA. Blumenthal said his business partner, the late former CIA agent Tyler Drumheller, had given the information to him. Clinton forwarded the email over her personal server to a colleague, according to emails published on Thursday by Rep. Trey Gowdy...
  • Russia asks Kerry to introduce them to the Free Syrian Army.

    10/10/2015 8:11:26 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 41 replies
    IBTimes ^ | Jess McHugh
    Lavrov said he did not know much about the Free Syrian Army and had asked U.S. leadership for more information. "In any case, I asked [U.S. Secretary of State] John Kerry to have [the United States] give us some sort of information of where the Free Syrian Army is and who's running it," he said, according to Sputnik News.
  • Sen. Cruz: This Is an Important Step Toward Curbing the Federal Governmentís Intrusion on States

    10/10/2015 7:12:26 AM PDT · by Isara · 44 replies ^ | October 9, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚ÄĒ U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement upon the 6th Circuit‚Äôs stay on the ‚ÄúWaters of the United States‚ÄĚ rule, which allows litigation over the legality of the rule to proceed before implementation:‚ÄúThe 6th Circuit‚Äôs order to halt implementation of the EPA‚Äôs new ‚ÄėWaters of the United States‚Äô rule is a win for all Americans, but especially for farmers, ranchers, and landowners in the state of Texas. Today‚Äôs order is also an important step toward curbing the federal government‚Äôs relentless intrusion on the states‚ÄĒpower grabs that have become standard practice for President Obama‚Äôs EPA....
  • The U.S. and International Community Must Hold Palestinians Accountable for Terror

    10/10/2015 7:01:31 AM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies ^ | October 8, 2015
    Sen. Cruz issues statement on recent attacks against IsraelisWASHINGTON, D.C. ‚Äď Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) submitted the following statement into the Congressional Record concerning the recent Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians:‚ÄúMy thoughts and prayers are with the Israeli people who are enduring a new escalation of Palestinian terrorism.‚ÄúLast Thursday evening, a mother and father were murdered in front of their four children ages 9, 7, 4 and 4 months when Hamas terrorists opened fire on their car. A few days later, another Jewish family was walking in the Old City of Jerusalem after praying at the Western Wall...
  • Sen. Cruz: We Should Embrace Our Countryís Energy Revolution

    10/10/2015 6:52:37 AM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies ^ | October 9, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚ÄĒ U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement upon the House of Representatives‚Äô passage of legislation lifting restrictions on crude oil exports:¬†‚ÄúI applaud the House of Representatives for voting today to remove restrictions on exports of domestic crude oil, an effort strongly led by Rep. Joe Barton of Texas. Eliminating the de facto ban on crude oil exports is long past due. This ban is a relic of 1970s price controls, and like most of the 70‚Äôs fads, this one is far past its prime. It‚Äôs time to put it to bed for good.‚ÄúToday‚Äôs vote...
  • Book: Valerie Jarrett got Biden 'psychiatric help' for 2016

    10/10/2015 2:36:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/09/15 | Eddie Scarry
    **SNIP** Jarrett has denied that she leaked any damaging information about the Clintons. "I'm trying to light a fire under Joe," Jarrett is quoted as saying in the book, which claims Obama sees Biden as the best person to carry on his legacy.
  • Donald Trump to hold next rally in Richmond [Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m]

    10/10/2015 1:19:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Stephanie Ballesteros
    RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) ó Presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in Richmond next week after his Virginia Beach rally was cancelled last week due to weather. The event will be held at the Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The event is free but you must register online for a spot.

    10/09/2015 1:14:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the huge number of Muslim migrants flooding Europe and Germany represent an "opportunity". Here's what that opportunity looks like now. A mass brawl occurred between refugees from Afghanistan and Albania. Some 60 refugees went after one another in the camp in the Wilhelmsburg district on Tuesday evening. Some were armed with iron bars, also witnesses had testified that a refugee had a firearm, a police spokesman said. In Lower Saxony in Braunschweig there was also an altercation between 300 to 400 refugees between Algerians and Syrians from a dispute over stolen goods. In the...
  • Clinton's support slides ahead of first Democratic debate

    10/09/2015 6:57:11 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | October 9, 2015 | By Alana Wise
    (Reuters) - Just days before she will take the stage in the first Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton's lead over rival Bernie Sanders has narrowed, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Clinton's support among Democratic voters fell 10 points within less than a week. From October 4 to October 9, Clinton saw her support tumble from 51 percent of Democratic support to just 41 percent. Her nearest competitors, Vermont Senator Sanders and Vice President of the U.S. Joe Biden, who has yet to decide whether he will run, both made gains. Support for Sanders jumped from just over 24 percent to 28...
  • Gravis Marketing: Current New Hampshire Polling (Trump over Carson by 19%)

    10/09/2015 6:49:59 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 4 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | October 8, 2015
    Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,035 registered voters in New Hampshire regarding the presidential election and other areas. The poll was conducted October 5-6, 2015. The sample includes 662 Republicans, 373 Democrats, and the remainder not planning on participating in the primary, but are planning to vote in the regular elections. The poll has a margin of error of Ī 3.1% [3.8% for Republican Caucus/5.1% for Democratic Caucus]. The total may not round to 100% because of rounding. The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls and weighted separately for each population in the...
  • GERMANY has to teach Muslim economic Ďrefugeesí how not to behave like savages

    10/09/2015 6:45:05 PM PDT · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Bare naked Islam ^ | October 9, 2015 | Staff
    Itís a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. The Mayor of Hardheim has drawn up a set of ĎRules for Refugeesí that include: ďDonít pee in publicĒ and ďDonít eat food in the supermarket before you pay for it.Ē German city of Hamburg uses water-repellent paint to splash public urinators with their own pee German city of Hamburg uses water-repellent paint to splash public urinators with their own pee Express (h/t Linda R) Mayor Volker Rohm leaves no stone unturned, with his list for the new settlers in Hardheim, south Germany. Hardheim is now home to 1,000 economic...
  • Rubio: Why Wonít Obama and Hillary Condemn Palestinian Terrorism?

    10/09/2015 6:15:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    WAshington Beacon ^ | October 9, 2015 | Staff
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) accused President Obama and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton of giving Palestinians a pass on anti-Semitism, incitement, and terrorism in a new statement. Israel has suffered a wave of Palestinian terrorism over the past week, fueled by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas¬í calls for violence and unrest. ¬ďReminiscent of the days when Yasser Arafat talked peace in English and jihad in Arabic,¬Ē Rubio writes, ¬ďPalestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas‚Ää¬ó‚Ääa man President Obama regularly hails as a peacemaker‚Ää¬ó‚Ääis inciting the bloodshed. ¬ĎEvery drop of blood that has been spilled in Jerusalem is holy blood as long as...
  • Four-fifths of Germans want border controls

    10/06/2015 5:24:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies ^ | 06 Oct 2015 09:15 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Four-fifths of respondents told pollsters that they were in favor of border controls in a new survey released on Monday. The poll, conducted by Initiative Markt- und Sozialforschung (Initiative for Market and Social Research) shows a big turnaround in opinion on the migrant crisis in recent weeks. Well over halfó59 percentóof respondents thought Chancellor Angela Merkel had been wrong to allow Syrian refugees to travel unhindered to Germany from Hungary. Ö
  • U.S. Pulls Aircraft Carrier Central in Fight Against Islamic State From Persian Gulf

    10/09/2015 6:04:12 PM PDT · by lbryce · 64 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | October 9, 2015 | Morgan Chalifant
    The United States has pulled the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier that has been central in the fight against the Islamic State, from the Persian Gulf, military officials said Thursday. NBC News reported that the U.S. Navy now, for the first time since 2007, has no aircraft carrier in the sea. The aircraft carrier was taken out late Thursday so that it can undergo maintenance, but its temporary removal is also part of budget cuts. The nuclear-powered USS Theodore Roosevelt, which houses approximately 5,000 troops and 65 combat planes, has played a large role in the Obama administration bomb...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 10 October 2015

    10/09/2015 5:55:58 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 202 replies
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  • The DNA test 'that reveals if you're gay': Genetic code clue is 70% accurate, claim scientists

    10/09/2015 5:23:01 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 91 replies ^ | 8 October 2015 | Colin Fernandez
    Scientists claim they can predict whether someone is gay or straight with up to 70 per cent accuracy by looking at their DNA. It has long been believed that sexuality has a biological basis Ė with certain genes linked to being gay. But the claim sexual behaviour can be predicted by such a high degree was described as 'bold' by British scientists. Researchers found distinct patterns of molecules which attach to DNA to switch genes on and off were associated with homosexuality. They claim to be able to predict whether someone is gay (illustrated) or straight with 70 per cent...
  • Sheriff Hanlin's views, Facebook posting criticized

    10/09/2015 3:41:33 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 39 replies
    NRToday ^ | 10/9/2015
    The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence may want Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin to step down because of his Second Amendment views, but it appears the flap has, if anything, increased local support for the sheriff. Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman was with Hanlin night and day as the tragedy unfolded at Umpqua Community College on Thursday, as victims were identified and grieving families and community gathered by candlelight. He watched Hanlin handle the media circus that descended on Roseburg and saw him answer the same questions again and again, patiently and respectfully, without backing down on his Second...
  • Senator Ted Cruz On Speaker Contest, Dealing With POTUS (Audio & Transcription)

    10/09/2015 2:37:43 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | Thursday, October 8, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz joined me on the show today:Audio: 10-08hhs-cruzTranscript:HH: Joined now by United States Senator Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz, welcome, it’s good to speak with you. TC: Hugh, thank you for having me. It’s always a pleasure to be with you.HH: Quite an amazing day in Washington, D.C.TC: Yes.HH: You have an extraordinary amount of influence on the House of Representatives. What do you think they ought to do?TC: Well, it has been an extraordinary day. Kevin McCarthy’s dropping out, I think, surprised everybody. And you know, what I think they should do is what I have both publicly...
  • EMET praises legislation by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to designate Iranís Islamic Revolutionary....

    10/09/2015 1:23:00 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    The Endowment for Middle East Truth ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | The Endowment for Middle East Truth
    EMET praises legislation by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to designate Iran¬ís Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a recognized, foreign terrorist organization. (Washington, DC, October 8, 2015) ‚Äď Today, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) strongly endorsed Senator Ted Cruz¬ís (R-TX) legislation, S. 2094, which urges the U.S. State Department to designate Iran¬ís Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. Similar legislation was proposed in the U.S. House by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX). The passage of this legislation would limit the benefits the IRGC is set to receive from the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA)...
  • Obama Will Violate Law By Implementing Iran Nuclear Deal, Senior Officials Say

    10/09/2015 1:09:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 9, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Senior U.S. officials have said anonymously that the Obama administration will violate federal law by implementing the Iran nuclear agreement.A sanctions relief provision included in the deal that directs the U.S. to allow foreign subsidiaries of U.S. businesses ¬ďto engage in activities with Iran¬Ē if Tehran abides by the deal¬ís stipulations violates a law signed by President Obama in 2012 that closed this foreign subsidiary loophole.Fox News reported: [The law, the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (ITRA)] also stipulated, in Section 218, that when it comes to doing business with Iran, ‚Ķ what is prohibited for U.S....
  • EPA triggers another wastewater spill at Colorado superfund site ( Crested Butte )

    10/08/2015 9:28:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 8, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Once again the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] has failed to notify the appropriate local officials and agencies of the spill in a timely manner.Ē These are the words of U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) of Coloradoís 3rd Congressional District in response to another toxic spill resulting from EPA activities at an abandoned mine in western Colorado. According to the Denver Post, an EPA mine crew working Thursday at the Standard Mine in the mountains near Crested Butte, triggered another spill of some 2,000 gallons of wastewater into a nearby mountain creek. Supporting Tiptonís remarks to Watchdog Arena, the Denver Post...
  • Chick-fil-A takes Manhattan as it continues to dominate nationally

    10/09/2015 11:33:04 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 47 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 6, 2015
    This weekend, Chick-fil-A made headlines for the throngs of people in New York City waiting to get into its newest--and now largest--restaurant. Hundreds of people waited in line all night at the corner of 37th Street and Sixth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan for the chance to be one of the first 100 people to win free weekly Chick-fil-A for a year. The grand opening was also met with protesters, which included the animal and gay rights group "Collectively Free" demonstrating outside the restaurant. But individuals waiting in line did not seem to pay much mind--they were there for the chicken....
  • Islamic State claims gains in Aleppo province during chaotic fight

    10/09/2015 10:52:02 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 9, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    The Islamic State has issued a statement claiming that its fighters have seized key several towns north of the city of Aleppo. In addition, the groupís propaganda arm has released a series of photos documenting its newly-gained territory. Abu Bakr al Baghdadiís organization made few gains in the Aleppo province over the preceding months, as a complex multi-sided fight had prevented the ďcaliphateĒ from claiming any definitive victories. But Russiaís intervention has changed the balance of power, even if only temporarily. It remains to be seen if the Islamic Stateís surge in the province results in long-lasting territorial gains. However,...
  • China Threatens The U.S., Says Will "Not Tolerate Violations Of Its Territorial Waters"

    10/09/2015 9:33:37 AM PDT · by amorphous · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9 Oct 2015 | Tyler Durden
    While the geopolitical posturing between the US and China over the South China Seas is nothing new, the latest and most dramatic installment started just one month ago, when as part of its celebration to commemorate the successful victory over Japan in World War II, China sailed five warships to the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, just as Obama was quite literally taking selfies of himself a few hundred miles away. ... China's response was quick, clear and unequivocal: "We will never allow any country to violate China's territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the...
  • Northern Arizona University shooting followed confrontation, police say

    10/09/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 32 replies ^ | 10/9/2015 | Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Tina Burnside
    (CNN)A confrontation between students in a parking lot at Northern Arizona University turned deadly overnight Friday when, police say, a freshman pulled a gun and shot four male students -- killing one. What led the suspect, identified by university police as Steven Jones, 18 -- to open fire around 1:20 a.m. Friday remained unclear. University police Chief Gregory T. Fowler said Jones was cooperating with investigators.
  • Ten Year-Old Girl Raped by Muslim Man in Minnesota Elevator (Video)

    10/08/2015 8:26:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Oct 8th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A ten year-old girl was raped in an elevator in her apartment building in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon. Her attacker told her to turn around and pull her pants down. Ahmed Hersi Abdi was charged with two counts of first degree criminal sexual assault for the attack. Abdi also has a history of substance abuse dating to 2003. The media has not reported on Abdiís citizenship or background. ... Minneapolis Police squads were called to the Riverside Plaza Apartments at on Sunday October 4 by an off-duty officer after witnesses told them a child had been sexually assaulted. They told...
  • Donald Trump Has at Least One Very Enthusiastic Hispanic Supporter

    10/09/2015 5:21:55 AM PDT · by McGruff · 20 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | October 8, 2015 | Caroline Bankoff
    Donald Trump's problems with the United States' Latino community are pretty well-documented, at this point. So, here's something completely different: During a Thursday rally in Las Vegas, Trump pulled a shrieking (with joy!) woman onstage and asked her to tell the folks where she was from. "I'm from Colombia!" she announced, bouncing up and down and clutching a copy of People featuring the Trump family. "And is this a setup? Did I ever meet you before?" Trump demanded (sort of like he did with that lady he forced to touch his hair in August). Without actually answering that question, the...
  • Iranian Revolutionary Guards say general killed in Syria

    10/09/2015 1:18:56 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 11 replies
    Reuters via Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Parisa Hafezi
    ANKARA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has been killed near Aleppo, where he was advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State fighters, the guards said in a statement on Friday. General Hussein Hamedani was killed late on Wednesday, the statement said. Iran is the main regional ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and has provided military and economic support during Syria's four-year-old civil war.
  • Obama administration linked to House-speakership blowup?

    10/08/2015 8:16:35 PM PDT · by amorphous · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Oct 2015
    The reason Rep. Kevin McCarthy abruptly pulled his name from the running for the job as House speaker Thursday may be exactly as he explained Ė his untoward comments attributing a political purpose to a House committee investigating Benghazi. Or it may have been something else Ė as speculation swirled on Thursday about an alleged affair with another member of Congress. And if that was the case, one report is suggesting people look to the Obama administration for a level of involvement. Because the trail could link back to the administrationís Department of Homeland Security.
  • Watauga Man Accused of Smuggling People Into Texas for Profit By

    10/08/2015 8:33:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | Frank Heinz
    A Watauga man has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of smuggling undocumented immigrants into Texas for financial gain, according to the Department of Justice. On Sept. 18, deputies with the Frio County Sheriff's Department and agents with the U.S. Border Patrol responded to a 911 call from someone who said they saw several people exiting a tractor-trailer parked at a convenience store in Frio County, southwest of San Antonio. When authorities arrived, they found 39 undocumented immigrants, including 28 men, seven women and four children, from Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico, officials said. "We see hands sticking...
  • Mass Shootings Spur San Bruno School to Hire Private Security

    10/08/2015 8:03:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Robert Handa
    The mass shootings in incidents across the country have spurred many schools and churches to look for new ways to increase security. One of the most unique strategies is now in place at a private San Bruno school. An undercover private security firm is on the Church of the Highlands campus, using a strategy normally reserved for protecting corporate clients. The school has not had any violent incidents, but leaders were concerned about what has been going on around the country and decided to boost security without making the effort obvious. "I keep everything concealed," said Manny Sanchez, a former...
  • Cruz for President Announces $26.5 Million Raised Since Campaign Launch; $12.2 Million in Q3

    10/08/2015 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Isara · 56 replies ^ | 10/08/15
    Cruz ¬ďSustainers¬Ē Fuel the Field Operation Each MonthHOUSTON, Texas ‚ÄĒ The Cruz for President campaign today announced it has raised $26.5 million since its campaign launch six months ago, with just over $12.2 million coming in during the third quarter. The campaign showed sustained momentum by doubling its total donations during the period, receiving 185,000 Q3 contributions for a total of more than 362,000 over the course of the campaign. The average donation during the third quarter was $66.The campaign has also secured more than 6,000 ¬ďsustainers¬Ē ¬Ė donors who have pledged to give a recurring monthly amount to the...
  • Notes from Senator Cruzís Office: Thinking the Unthinkable

    10/08/2015 7:16:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 8, 2015 | Roger L. Simon
    ďMaybe World War III has started already,Ē said Paul Teller, Ted Cruzís chief of staff. We were sitting in the senatorís office under the ten foot wide modernist portrait of Reagan at the Berlin Wall that dominates the room. ĒWe always thought it would be nuclear weapons butÖĒ He shrugged, a quizzical look on his face, as if he himself were surprised at what he had just said. But I knew where he was coming from. Who wouldnít? The Middle East was in flames, the whole complexion of Europe changing, and America had turned tail. And we didnít even know...
  • Credit Suisse Prepares Substantial Capital Raising

    10/08/2015 7:00:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | October 8, 2015 | Patrick Jenkins, Ralph Atkins
    Tidjane Thiam, Credit Suisseís new chief executive, is preparing to launch a substantial capital raising when he unveils his strategic plan for the bank in two weeksí time, according to people briefed on the plan. While not specifying an amount, they pointed to a poll published last week by analysts at Goldman Sachs concluding that 91 per cent of investors expect the Swiss bank to raise more than SFr5bn in new equity. The move follows a warning by Deutsche Bank that it was set to scrap its dividend for the first time since the second world war after it incurred...
  • Russia targeting North Caucasus jihadis linked to ISIS (Expert disputes U.S. claim)

    10/08/2015 6:28:18 PM PDT · by amorphous · 40 replies
    WMD ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON Ė While the United States insists that Russian airstrikes in Syria are targeting ďmoderateĒ opposition forces and not ISIS fighters, a Middle East expert claims the targets are jihadists from Russia itself, many of whom have joined various Sunni jihadi groups, including ISIS, according to a new report from Joseph Farahís G2 Bulletin. Middle East expert Mairbek Vatchagaev told G2 Bulletin the concern for the Russian government is North Caucasus fighters in Syria returning home to continue waging jihad. ďIt is unclear why Russia sat back for so long and allowed the militants in Syria to consolidate,Ē said Vatchagaev,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 9 October 2015

    10/08/2015 5:55:12 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 76 replies
    October 8, 2015 | Canteen Crew
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  • Spencer Stone stabbing: police searching for two Muslim male suspects, say attack not terrorism

    10/08/2015 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 10/8/15 | Robert Spencer
    The Daily Mail is a British paper, and in the British press, ďAsianĒ is the universally-employed code word for ďMuslim.Ē If this British paper is suddenly using the word to refer, as in the American custom, to people from China or Japan, theyíre not saying so. And so now the plot thickens. Police are insisting this attack had nothing to do with terrorism, but they always do that, no matter what the circumstances. If Spencer Stone was indeed stabbed by Muslims, then the possibility that the stabbing was related to his stopping the jihad attack on the French train cannot...
  • Armed guards protect Senate Democrats as they demand new gun-control laws

    10/08/2015 4:40:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/08/15 | S.A. Miller
    Senate Democrats gathered Thursday on the steps of the Capitol surrounded by about a dozen armed guards to announce a new push for tougher gun-control laws. The officers from the U.S. Capitol Police, who carried sidearms, were in addition to the regular detail paroling the Capitol ground due the large number of elected officials attending the event, according to a officer on the scene. About 27 Democratic senators attended the event.
  • State Democrats look to make hay from Matt Bevin's "on the draw" comment with senior-citizen voters

    10/08/2015 4:13:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/08/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT ó Kentucky Democrats are hoping to capitalize on a comment they say shows Republican Matt Bevinís insensitivity toward Medicare recipients during Tuesdayís gubernatorial debate, urging about 40 senior citizens to rally against the GOP nominee on Thursday. Bevinís campaign, however, is accusing Democrats of targeting seniors with scare tactics weeks before voters elect the next governor Nov. 3. Democrats are seeking to make hay out of an ďon the drawĒ remark from Bevin. Conway asked Bevin why he favored drug testing Medicare recipients, and the Democrat clarified that he was asking about Medicare, not Medicaid, during his opponentís response....
  • Students React to Possibility of Allowing Guns on Campus

    10/08/2015 3:26:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/7 | Marissa Bagg
    The heinous violence that unraveled at a community college in Oregon last week is fresh on students' minds at Miami Dade College. Students are more uneasy to learn lawmakers in Tallahassee are considering a bill to allow guns on Florida school campuses. "It makes me anxious and unsafe to know anybody could be carrying a gun. We're all human and capable of having a bad day," said Shaloma Gutierrez, MDC student. "I feel it'd be more provocative for violence. I don't agree and I hope it changes and it just doesn't pass," said Sydne Garcia, MDC student. Those students mirror...
  • From Crack House to Cocaine Apartment: The Privilege of Dying While White

    10/08/2015 3:13:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Root ^ | Oct. 8 2015 | DEMETRIA LUCAS DíOYLEY
    She Matters: The coverage of the death of Kiersten Rickenbach Cerveny serves to highlight how differently women of color and the poor are treated by the media. With a bit of trepidation, I'm addressing the story of Kiersten Rickenbach Cerveny, the married doctor and mother of three who was left unconscious in the lobby of an apartment building she did not live in and was pronounced dead by medics shortly after she was found. While the cause of death hasn't been determined, and an autopsy report is pending, reports say police believe the likely cause of death was a cocaine...
  • Cruz Cosponsors Bill to Withhold Federal Funds from Sanctuary Cities

    10/08/2015 3:12:28 PM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with several other senators, helped introduce the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act this week as a means to crack down on illegal immigration.†ďIn light of the threat criminal aliens pose to the safety and security of our communities, we can no longer allow states and municipalities to take federal taxpayer money while turning a blind eye to the illegal aliens in their midst,Ē Cruz said in a statement.† Earlier this year, Cruz introduced Kateís Law to bring attention to the tragic case of Kate Steinle. Steinle was shot and killed in July...
  • Amazing New Study Reveals Unborn Babies 'Sing and Dance' to Music

    10/08/2015 3:00:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Local ^ | 07 Oct 2015
    New research in Spain proves that unborn babies can hear and respond to music at just 16 weeks, ten weeks earlier than previously thought, but only if played through a 'musical tampon'. The incredible 3D images show the foetuses opening their mouths and sticking out their tongues in response to music emitted via the vagina. "The foetuses responded to the music by moving their mouths and their tongues as if they wanted to speak or sing," said the Instituto Marquťs, which unveiled the results of the tests - carried out on 100 pregnant women - on Tuesday. Previous research had...
  • Russia says itís bombing ISIS in Syria. This map shows itís lying.

    10/08/2015 10:05:57 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 60 replies
    Vox ^ | October 7, 2015 | Zack Beauchamp
    When Russia started bombing in Syria last week, it said it was targeting ISIS ó a claim it's stuck to pretty consistently in the past week. But this map of Russian airstrikes in Syria so far, put together by the Levantine Group, tells a very different story. The Levantine Group's analysts used a proprietary network of sources, cross-checked with open-source media and information released by the Russian Ministry of Defense, to determine the locations hit by Russian planes. This map shows those strikes overlaid on territory controlled by Bashar al-Assad's regime, by anti-Assad rebels, by ISIS, and by Kurdish forces....
  • It Took Me Two Hours to Get my Hands on an AK-47. Welcome to America

    10/08/2015 10:05:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    The Guardian ^ | guns In the United States, guns are not hard to find, even illegal ones. Photograph: PATRICK BAZ/AF | Eric Rodriguez
    Itís not hard to get your hands on illegal guns and rifles in America. It took me about two hours. I called a guy from the old neighborhood in LA, said something about a ďpieceĒ, and, hours later, I was staring at an AK-47 and an illegally modified AR-15, which were sitting on a kitchen table. Welcome to America. Admittedly, he was surprised at my interest in being strapped since itís been a good minute since I was about the life, but when I explained I was simply curious to see how long itíd take for me to get a...
  • Why McCarthy's Terrible Start Is Making A Governing Crisis More Likely

    10/08/2015 9:35:55 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 19 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 8, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT | Tierney Sneed
    When House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced his resignation earlier this month, the likelihood that his successor would be able to navigate a series of high stakes deadlines looked uncertain at best. Since then, the leadership succession has erupted into full-out chaos. What was supposed to be a relatively smooth ascension for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has been rocked by his own gaffes, outsider challengers, and the threat of an unprecedented floor fight that could undermine efforts to avoid a government shutdown and a historic default on the national debt before the year's end. According to Norman Ornstein,...

    10/07/2015 6:11:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    At least it was sustainable fair trade carbon neutral corruption. John Ashe, the UN General Assembly president, has been busted on corruption charges. A former president of the U.N. General Assembly "sold himself and the global institution he led" by allegedly pocketing more than $1 million in bribes to finance a luxury spending spree, according to a federal prosecutor. Ashe, 61, is accused of tax fraud in an alleged conspiracy involving five others, including a billionaire Chinese businessman and a former deputy U.N. ambassador from the Dominican Republic, according to a criminal complaint. Ashe is accused of underreporting his income...
  • How to Rebuild a Shrinking, Aging American Military

    10/08/2015 6:03:34 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | October 8, 2015 | : Daniel Wiser
    Todayís U.S. military is shrinking and using older equipment as troops face more deployments and emboldened adversaries abroad, according to a new report that lays out a plan to revitalize American defenses. The new report from the American Enterprise Institute said that ďAmericaís military power has been declining ever since the first wave of cuts in the aftermath of the Cold War.Ē The Army has dwindled from a size of 535,000 troops in 1991 to 450,000 during the Obama administration, for example, and the U.S. Naval fleet now has 282 ships compared with 451 at the end of the Cold...