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  • Obama removing DoD's Hagel

    11/24/2014 7:02:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will announce the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday in the first high-profile personnel move since Democrats suffered significant losses in this month's midterm elections. "In October, Secretary Hagel began speaking with the President about departing the administration given the natural post-midterms transition time," a senior administration official said. Obama will make the announcement with Hagel at 11:00 a.m. According to the White House, a successor will be named "in short order," but Hagel will remain in the post until that person is confirmed by the Senate. A senior administration official praised Hagel as "a steady...
  • PETER HITCHENS: The night a fleet of Tory snake-oil tankers sailed into Rochester...and sank

    11/24/2014 5:33:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 11/22/2014 | Peter Hitchens
    I wondered how our neutered, bootlicking, pro-Government media would manage to turn David Cameron's devastating personal and political defeat in Rochester into a disaster for Red Ed. Piles of money, tankers laden with snake-oil, five visits by the Prime Minister himself, even a frantic plea for Guardian readers' votes could not save the Tories from what I reckon was the worst defeat in their entire history, losing a seat to a party that really believes in what the Tories pretend to believe in..... Here's the supposedly big story: Emily Thornberry MP posted a tweet in which she wrote the words...
  • B-29’S FROM SAIPAN BOMB TOKYO BY DAY; FRENCH TANKS SMASH INTO STRASBOURG (11/24/44)

    11/24/2014 4:15:24 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/24/44 | George Horne, Sidney Shalett, Drew Middleton, Clifton Daniel, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Ferguson Protesters Vandalize St. Louis City Landmark

    11/24/2014 2:50:09 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/24/14 | Jim Hoft (aka "The Gateway Pundit")
    #Ferguson protesters marched Sunday in St. Louis City near the Vonderitt Myers memorial on Shaw Avenue. Vonderitt Myers, who was 18, was shot dead when he fired on police in October near the Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. Myers was charged with murder at 16 but was not convicted after the witness did not show up. The Vonderitt Myers memorial was covered with plastic on Sunday night. The protesters shutdown Kingshighway. The protesters also vandalized a landmark on Flora Place and Grand. The vandals wrote, “If we burn, You burn with us – FTP” When we drove over to check...
  • Giuliani vs. Michael Eric Dyson: "White Officers Won't Be There If You Weren't Killing Each Other"

    11/23/2014 11:10:32 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 41 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 23, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    (with video) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson had a heated argument on Ferugson on Sunday's broadcast of NBC's Meet the Press. Giuliani confronted Dyson over the fact that blacks don't have mass protests when blacks kill other blacks. "But the fact is, I find it very disappointing that you're not discussing the fact that 93% of blacks in America are killed by other blacks," Giuliani said to Dyson.
  • Obama Offers to Walk John Boehner's Dog. Boehner Doesn't Have a Dog.

    11/23/2014 6:40:53 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 56 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11-21-2014 | Morina Koren
    November 21, 2014 Obama Offers to Walk John Boehner's Dog. Boehner Doesn't Have a Dog. The president has been using the same joke-plea for compromise for years. By Morena Koren The president has been offering to wash his detractors' cars and walk their dogs for more than two years. President Obama, in trying to push for compromise on immigration legislation with Republicans, included a favorite joke during a speech on Friday at a Las Vegas high school, where he first outlined his plans for reform two years ago.   "I told John Boehner, you know, I'll wash your car. I'll...
  • Obama backer, Democratic fundraiser Terry Bean charged in sexual abuse case

    11/23/2014 5:12:03 PM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/23/2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse related to what authorities said was an encounter with a juvenile male. Terrence Bean, 66, a major Democratic donor and a celebrated gay-rights activist, was indicted on two felony charges of sodomy and a misdemeanor count of sexual abuse by a grand jury and arrested in Oregon Wednesday, according to a statement from the Portland Police Bureau. Bean was released later that day on bail, pending a court hearing. Kiah Lawson, a 25-year-old identified by...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Fr Vincent Capodanno ~ November 24, 2014

    11/23/2014 5:09:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Fr. Vincent CapodannoInfo from this website.             Servant of God Vincent Robert Capodanno (February 13, 1929–September 4, 1967) was a United States Navy chaplain and a recipient of America's highest military decoration - the Medal of Honor - for actions during the Vietnam War. Vincent Capodanno was born in...
  • European MP: EU Parliament Ignores Anti-Semitism

    11/23/2014 4:17:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/11/14 | Hillel Fendel
    European Parliament Member Bastiaan Belder of the Netherlands has urged the parliament to hold a debate on anti-Semitism. "It's a shame that this has not been done before,'' he said. Belder made his latest comments in an address at the annual conference of the European Coalition for Israel (ECI), a Christian initiative promoting European-Israeli cooperation. The session took place in the European Parliament on Thursday. Following the synagogue slaughter in Jerusalem last week, the ECI called upon the European Union to halt its funding to the PA until incitement to violence by PA leadership stops. MP Belder deplored the situation...
  • Report: Kerry Offers Iran an Extension of Talks

    11/23/2014 3:55:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    Photo (of Lurch and Zarif not shaking hands) The United States suggested to Iran on Sunday that it consider extending nuclear talks, The Associated Press (AP) reports. Iran and six world powers are holding talks in Vienna in an attempt to reach a lasting agreement on Tehran's disputed nuclear program before a deadline on Monday, but little progress has been made. A senior U.S. official told AP that with the Monday evening cutoff date a little more than a day away, Secretary of State John Kerry proposed to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that the two sides start discussing...
  • 'This is What They Have to Do Now when the World is Exploding?'

    11/23/2014 3:30:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    In an interview on the i24news network, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu referred Sunday to the anticipated vote in the French parliament on recognizing a Palestinian state: “Of course I'm worried about this because what they're voting on is Palestine without peace," he said. "That's what the Palestinians want. They want to have a state to continue, not to end the war with Israel, but to continue the war from improved boundaries. That's all they're saying. Look at what has happened. Every time we gave territory to the Palestinians, for example in Gaza, Iran walked in with its Palestinian proxies, fired...
  • Obama ENDS program that deported 283,000 criminal aliens after promising to expel felons

    11/23/2014 2:47:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 36 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Martosko
    Along with his more sensationalized executive order granting some illegal immigrants a chance to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, President Barack Obama quietly ended a controversial program on Thursday that had deported 283,000 of them after they were arrested for crimes other than border-crossing. The Secure Communities program has been in place in limited form since 2006, and expanded nationwide in 2008. It allowed local law enforcement to hold arrestees and convicts 48 hours after they were officially bailed or released, if they were in the county illegally, so federal agents could pick them up and start...
  • Ben Carson: Obama ‘Very Much Like Putin’ With Executive Amnesty

    11/23/2014 2:22:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Al Weaver
    One day after President Barack Obama announced his plan for executive action on immigration, potential GOP candidate Ben Carson compared the president’s actions to those of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Carson made the comments Friday to the Christian Broadcasting Network. “You work for the people, they don’t work for you,” said Carson when asked what he would tell the president if he had the chance. “Constitutional authority, you think he has overstepped that in many instances?” asked the CBN host to Carson. “Without question. Hopefully the legislators in Congress will understand what they need to do…They need to have a...
  • Smaller Firms Brace For Obamacare Price Shocks (employer mandate hits)

    11/23/2014 1:32:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 11/20/14 | Dan Way
    RALEIGH — Already socked with rising premium costs due to Obamacare, Southern Elevator has delayed planned growth and job creation as it contemplates up to $800,000 in added annual health insurance costs a year from now, when employer mandates for medium-size businesses kick in. “Our health care insurance agent is estimating that we will have a 10 percent increase this year that is currently being priced,” said Rodney Pitts, owner of Greensboro-based Southern Elevator. That is on top of increases totaling 44 percent since 2012. The company now pays up to $20,000 annually for each employee with spouse and dependent...
  • Newt Gingrich Blasts Obama’s Speech: This Was a Gruber Speech; Simply Not Telling Country the Truth

    11/23/2014 11:22:24 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 21, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Following President Barack Obama’s speech announcing his executive order on illegal immigration, CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unloaded on the President, likening his speech to statements made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber and that those in the “elite” class “really underestimate” the disdain Americans have for unfortified borders. Responding on CNN in the minutes after it ended, Gingrich opined that it was wrong for the President to go against the incoming Congress as it had “repudiated his policies in the election” a few weeks ago. Gingrich then slammed what viewers just heard as “a...
  • Gov. Cuomo critical of National Weather Service, says New York building its own forecasting system

    11/23/2014 9:56:58 AM PST · by mikrofon · 49 replies
    WKBW-TV ABC News ^ | 11:16 AM, Nov 23, 2014 | Gov. Cuomo critical of National Weather Service, says New York building its own forecasting system
    Gov. Cuomo expressed criticism for the National Weather Service and its forecast of the storm that ravaged the region in a news conference late Saturday.Cuomo said the NWS didn't indicate that the heavy snow bands would remain stationary and blast South Buffalo and the Southtowns with unprecedented snowfall.Cuomo indicated that's a big reason why New York is building its own weather forecasting system, that he states will be superior to any other state system in the country."No one had an idea that it was gonna be that much snow that fast. Snow coming down at the rate of about five...
  • Private Military Contractors Hired to Move Guns and Gold Out of Ferguson

    11/23/2014 9:39:53 AM PST · by blam · 92 replies
    Vice News ^ | November 21, 2014 | Claire Ward
    Claire Ward, VICE News November 22, 2014 Business owners in the St. Louis, Missouri area have hired private military contractors to transport guns and gold, fearing their shops will be targeted by looters if a grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in the St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson. "There's a lot of people that brought in a lot of money to have people secure their assets," said Stephen King, owner of Metro Shooting Supplies gun shop, a 15-minute drive from Ferguson. "Some of those people spent $10 an hour...
  • SHOCK: Homeschooling family tasered, arrested after being accused of having a ‘messy’ house

    11/23/2014 7:16:43 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | NOV 21, 2014 | KYLE OLSON
    NODAWAY COUNTY, Mo. – A homeschooling family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit after they say their home was illegally searched by the sheriff’s department. The Home School Legal Defense Association is aiding Laura and Jason Hagan. Their house was raided by Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White and Chief Sheriff’s Deputy David Glidden.
  • Seven times Obama has invoked his daughters in public statements

    11/23/2014 4:18:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2014 | Niall Stanage
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have been fiercely protective of their daughters’ privacy since winning the White House in 2008. The first daughters have spent their formative years in the public eye. Malia Obama was 10 when her father was first elected president and is now 16; Sasha was 7 and is now 13. But the president has also often invoked his daughter’s names — and their attitudes — when making political points. The most recent instance came during Thursday night’s primetime address on immigration. Here, in reverse chronological order, are seven examples. Immigration Reform — November 20,...
  • U.S. UNITS REACH ROER LINE GUARDING COLOGNE; AMERICANS AND FRENCH FORMING VOSGES TRAP (11/23/44)

    11/23/2014 4:18:13 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 22 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/23/44 | Drew Middleton, Harold Denny, Lewis Wood
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  • Ivy League School Holds Funeral For Michael Brown And Non-White People Killed By Racism

    11/23/2014 12:37:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2014 | Emma Colton
    Preparing for the soon expected grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Missouri, students at the University of Pennsylvania held a ceremonial funeral on Friday afternoon for “black and brown bodies” oppressed by the evils of capitalism and the racism of police officers. Known as the Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), the multicultural student group founded in 2012 has held a litany of stunts on the Philadelphia campus to “create a more conscious and active community at UPenn and in Philadelphia,” according to the group’s Facebook page. Since the beginning of the school year, SOUL has deemed Friday “#FergusonFriday,” a...
  • Here’s What Chris Matthews Says Will Get Conservatives To Support Mass Immigration

    11/22/2014 8:52:15 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews offered his theory about what kind of mass immigration would be acceptable to conservatives. During an exchange on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, Maher was discussing President Obama’s recent amnesty action and began discussing America’s attitude towards immigrants in general. “When has America ever, ever been welcoming to immigrants?” Maher asked. “Certainly not the Irish. Need not apply.” Matthews, who was raised in an Irish Catholic family, chimed in, saying “probably the last time Heidi Klum visited,” referencing the German supermodel. “What, you mean because she’s hot?” asked Maher. “Yes!” exclaimed Matthews, adding...
  • I Just Spent 7 Days Watching Only Russian News And Reading Pravda — Here's What I Learned

    11/19/2014 1:40:41 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | Vitaliy Katsenelson
    <p>I grew up hating America. I lived in the Soviet Union and was a child of the Cold War. That hate went away in 1989, though, when the Berlin Wall fell and the Cold War ended. By the time I left Russia in 1991, the year the Soviet Union collapsed, America was a country that Russians looked up to and wanted to emulate.</p>
  • Wynn Resorts Under Investigation for Potential Money Laundering

    11/22/2014 7:47:31 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 47 replies
    Fortune ^ | 11/21/14 | Tom Huddleston Jr.
    Wynn Resorts under investigation for potential money laundering by Tom Huddleston, Jr. @tjhuddle NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 11:09 AM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Federal agencies and offices are reportedly trying to determine if the casino operator violated money-laundering laws. A range of federal agencies and offices are trying to determine if casino operator Wynn Resorts violated money-laundering laws, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cites anonymous sources. The Journal says the Internal Revenue Service and Drug Enforcement Administrations are working together with U.S. Attorney’s offices in Manhattan and Las Vegas on an investigation into Wynn...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PSALM 100 ~ THANKSGIVING ~ 23 November 2014

    11/22/2014 4:59:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          PSALM OF THANKSGIVING 100 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.    
  • Hamas Threatens: All Israeli Leaders 'Legitimate Targets'

    11/22/2014 3:45:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri justified a foiled plan to assassinate Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Friday, claiming that while he does not personally know of information regarding the plot, "all the leaders of the occupation are considered legitimate targets for resistance." "The leaders of the occupation, who are responsible for the killing of women and children and the desecration of holy places, are legitimate targets," he said, in remarks translated by Channel 10 news. On Thursday, the Israeli Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) revealed that three Hamas terrorists had been planning to assassinate Liberman during Operation...
  • Gay rights activist, 66, who raised for Obama, indicted for 'sexually abusing 15-year-old boy'

    11/22/2014 6:46:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/14 | Mia De Graaf
    A high profile gay rights activist and Democrat fundraiser has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy with his boyfriend. Terry Bean, 66, co-founded two of the biggest national campaign groups and raised more than $500,000 for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid. He was arrested at his home in southwest Portland on Wednesday and indicted with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse.
  • Netanyahu Poised to Present Bill Expelling Terrorists

    11/22/2014 3:39:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Following discussions last week, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday night is expected to propose a bill negating permanent residency status and social benefits from Arab residents of Jerusalem conducting riots and terrorist attacks. "It cannot be that those who act in terror against the state of Israel enjoy rights such as national insurance," said Netanyahu. The bill, which would include in its scope those inciting terrorism against the state, would target not only the Arab terrorists but their families as well in stripping their residency and social benefits. Interior Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) on Saturday announced that he was...
  • Researchers Say Modern Farming Methods Impact CO2 Levels In The Atmosphere

    11/22/2014 3:37:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 34 replies
    Beta Wired ^ | Nov 22, 20143 | Faheera Asif
    According to the latest research, the modern farming methods have improved crop production but it also induced great impact on carbon dioxide cycles in the atmosphere. This concerned the scientists as the new drawback of the technology has come forward. Two research teams found the “breathing” pattern of the terrestrial plants which showed emission and taking of carbon dioxide every year in a cyclic manner. Last week, NASA released a video which showed carbon dioxide emissions in East Asia, Europe and United States and then reached the Northern Hemisphere; after that plants cleaned the atmosphere then returned the carbon dioxide...
  • Obama Claims 'Borders Mean Something,' Illegal Immigrants Shouldn't Get Rewarded

    11/22/2014 11:39:22 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, at the Las Vegas, Nevada high school where then-candidate Barack Obama pivoted to his "Si, Se Puede" (Yes, we can) message in 2008, President Barack Obama celebrated his executive amnesty in which he essentially declared, "Yes, I can." After announcing his executive amnesty at the White House on Thursday evening that will give temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants, Obama went to Del Sol High School in Nevada and became the salesman-in-chief. Obama will reportedly try to "aggressively" sell his executive amnesty in the coming weeks across the country, including next Tuesday in Chicago...
  • 6th Congressional District (Louisiana) poll puts Garret Graves at 61%, Edwin Edwards at 35%

    11/22/2014 10:01:56 AM PST · by abb · 13 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 21, 2014 | Diane Samuels
    The first independent polling in the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District shows Republican Garret Graves has a hefty, if not unexpected, lead over Democrat and former Governor Edwin Edwards. The poll was conducted and funded by John Couvillon of JMC Analytics and Polling, who previously worked with the Paul Dietzel II campaign during the primary but is not aligned with either Graves or Edwards. It shows that, including people who are undecided, 61 percent of people are leaning toward voting for Graves, compared to 35 percent for Edwards. If the Dec. 6 election were held today, 59 percent of...
  • (Rasmussen) Poll: Cassidy up 15 points on Landrieu

    11/22/2014 9:57:15 AM PST · by abb · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has opened up a 15-point lead over incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in their runoff race, according to a new poll from conservative-leaning Rasmussen. Cassidy takes 56 percent support in the poll to Landrieu’s 41. It’s the second poll released this week by a conservative outlet to show Cassidy with a double-digit lead. A Vox Populi poll released on Wednesday showed Cassidy with an 11-point lead. The Rasmussen survey shows that Landrieu’s efforts to pass a bill authorizing the Keystone pipeline may have done little to sway voters in the energy-rich state. While 70 percent of...
  • Karl Rove: Jeb Bush 'Act Of Love' Remarks 'Inartful'

    04/08/2014 2:35:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    VIDEO AT LINK On Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" on Tuesday, former adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove reacted to remarks from former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) that called certain types of illegal immigration an "act of love"...
  • Teacher to student: If you don't support gay marriage, drop my class

    11/22/2014 1:37:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 119 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Students who oppose gay marriage are homophobic, according to an audio recording of a Marquette University instructor who went on to say that gay right issues cannot be discussed in class because it might offend homosexuals. I reached out to the 20-year-old student at the center of this outrageous episode and the story he tells should serve as a warning to anyone who thinks religious schools are safe havens for open discourse. The story was first reported on a blog run by a Marquette University professor and was picked up by the good folks over at The College Fix. The...
  • AMERICANS WIN SOUTHERN GATE TO THE SAAR; FRENCH MOVE ALONG THE RHINE TO MULHOUSE (11/22/44)

    11/22/2014 4:45:08 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/22/44 | Drew Middleton, Clifton Daniel, Harold Denny, Gene Currivan, Richard J.H. Johnston, Sydney Gruson
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  • FSU shooter's friends tried to get help for him months before the shooting

    11/22/2014 1:55:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    St Petersburg Times ^ | November 22, 2014 | Michael LaForgia
    "...In interviews with the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, May's friends described their frustrations over the past three months with the area's mental health care system, one that couldn't save May despite desperate pleas from loved ones who watched him dissolve into paranoia before their eyes...... Six months into his job as a prosecutor in the Dona Ana County District Attorney's Office in New Mexico, May couldn't concentrate. The 31-year-old had become so distractible, he told his friends, that he had decided to see a psychologist. He emerged from the appointment with prescriptions for an antidepressant and an attention deficit...
  • Jimmy Carter finds bright spot in being called a terrible president by John McCain

    11/21/2014 11:01:02 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    Former President Jimmy Carter responded Friday to being referred to as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., quipping that it’s a “compliment” to be considered a terrible president by a “warmonger” like McCain. [SNIP] “I was lucky enough to go through my four years, we never shot a bullet or dropped a bomb or fired a missile,” Carter said.
  • Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

    11/21/2014 6:55:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/21/14 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    **SNIP** His photo of a soupy Spanish rice gone wrong and an apple on a school lunch tray was retweeted more than 170 times. Hunter, 17, is a senior at Richland Center High School in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He said in an interview with The Associated Press that his school lunches have gone downhill over his four years in high school. Of the Spanish rice, he said "you couldn't feel the individual grains of rice. It was just a solid mush." Halana Turner, a junior at Fraser High School in Fraser, Michigan, posted a photo of a mushy breakfast sandwich...
  • [GOP Governor-elect Bruce] Rauner says Obama immigration move 'great start'

    11/21/2014 6:46:16 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 80 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Michelle Manchir,
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday called President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration a “great start” to “get the dialogue going” on immigration policy changes. The comments came as Rauner addressed more than 900 advocates for the Latino community in Rosemont. Rauner told the crowd he supports “comprehensive immigration reform,” which he acknowledged will take more work. Immigration reform 'opens doors' NIU student and undocumented citizen, Laura Ramirez, faces daily challenges of living without citizenship. “The real way to do it is on a bipartisan basis, through Congress, through the legislature, with the president, with the states all working...
  • There’s growing evidence that global warming is driving crazy winters

    11/21/2014 6:26:23 PM PST · by Crazieman · 81 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 11/20/2014 | Chris Mooney
    It may be the timeliest -- and most troubling -- idea in climate science. Back in 2012, two researchers with a particular interest in the Arctic, Rutgers' Jennifer Francis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Stephen Vavrus, published a paper called "Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes." In it, they suggested that the fact that the Arctic is warming so rapidly is leading to an unexpected but profound effect on the weather where the vast majority of us live -- a change that, if their theory is correct, may have something to do with the extreme winter weather...
  • JW Beats Obama on Fast and Furious (Weekly Update)

    11/21/2014 5:58:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 21, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic Judicial Watch Victory: Obama Gives Up Fast and Furious Documents President GruberObama Jet-Setting Costs Taxpayers Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic I write this late Friday after an extraordinarily busy week at Judicial Watch (see below). Honest Americans are still gasping from President Obama’s speech last night announcing his own amnesty program, based on no legal authority, for at least five million illegal aliens. I warned you last week about Obama’s amnesty assault on our nation. Unfortunately, my summary needs no update from last week, but should reassure you that we are on the...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 22 Nov 2014

    11/21/2014 5:56:22 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 357 replies
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  • Judge Napolitano: Impeachment Is The Only “Legal Remedy” To President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    11/21/2014 4:28:57 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 75 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 11/21/2014 | Tom Sullivan
    If President Obama grants executive amnesty to an unknown millions of Americans, there’s only one way Republicans can stop him — impeachment. On Thursday’s show, the Judge told FOX News Radio’s Tom Sullivan why the President may have to resort to such extreme measures. He says, while Presidents do have right to practice prosecutorial discretion when it comes to immigration, Obama’s proposed actions risk nullifying the law altogether. And that’s going too far.
  • New DHS immigration rules: Drunk drivers, sexabusers, drug dealers, gun offenders...

    11/21/2014 1:29:38 PM PST · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 9 replies
    The Department of Homeland Security has just released new "Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants." Designed to fill in the details after President Obama's announcement that at least four million currently illegal immigrants will be given work permits, Social Security numbers and protection from deportation, the DHS guidelines are instructions for the nation's immigration and border security officers as they administer the president's directive. The new priorities are striking. On the tough side, the president wants U.S. immigration authorities to go after terrorists, felons, and new illegal border crossers. On the not-so-tough side, the administration views...
  • Brooklyn Man Fatally Shot by Police Was Unarmed, Bratton Says

    11/21/2014 12:41:07 PM PST · by redreno · 54 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | By MARC SANTORA and NATE SCHWEBER
    A rookie New York City police officer shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old man in a darkened stairwell in Brooklyn late Thursday night, according to the police. Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said that the victim, Akai Gurley, was “a total innocent” and called the shooting “an unfortunate accident.” He was not engaged in any activity other than trying to walk down the stairs, Mr. Bratton said. Mayor Bill de Blasio was also quick to offer his condolences to Mr. Gurley’s family. “This is a tragedy,” he said. The officer who shot Mr. Gurley, Peter Liang, has been on the...
  • Chinese Debut Cheap Range Rover Copy At Display Next To The Real Thing

    11/21/2014 10:23:57 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 58 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 11-21-14 | http://matepetrany.kinja.com/
    Land Rover just launched their Chinese-built Evoque at the Guangzhou Auto Show, while a few feet away, copycat LandWind X7 offered the same design at quarter of the price. AWKWARD!! This Is Not A Range Rover Evoque - But rather its Chinese cousin, the Landwind X7 Understandably, JLR is about to file a complaint to Chinese officials now regarding IP theft. I say good luck with that, but one can sure feel bad for Jaguar Land Rover. They put their money in a joint venture with Chinese manufacturer Chery to start the Evoque's local production, and this is what they...
  • Bill Clinton on Obama’s Amnesty: Borders Are Nets, Not Walls

    11/21/2014 12:22:26 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Former President Bill Clinton said that “borders look more like nets than walls” and stressed global interdependence ahead of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty announcement. “So we’re back to the struggle we’re in, the chase,” Clinton said in a speech at The New Republic magazine’s 100th anniversary gala Wednesday night. “And every citizen, I believe, has an obligation in some form or another to build up the positive and reduce the negative forces of our interdependence, because one thing we do know — and it’s the reason I’m, I’ve been so upset about the shape of this immigration debate in...
  • Emails show Obama admin targeted reporter over her coverage of 'Operation Fast and Furious'

    11/21/2014 11:44:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    The Department of Justice's top communications official plotted to squash a reporter who aggressively covered the agency's ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun scandal in 2011, previously secret emails show. The emails, between the DOJ's then-communications chief Tracy Schmaler and White House press flack Eric Schultz, are a rare look inside the Obama administration's press control machine. They were released Thursday while the nation was preoccupied with President Barack Obama's immigration policy announcement, as the result of a long-languishing Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit filed by the center-right watchdog group Judicial Watch. In one message, Schmaler told Schultz that CBS...
  • TOP REPUBLICANS: WE MUST STOP OBAMA'S AMNESTY, AND WE WILL

    11/21/2014 11:43:18 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Several top Republicans have issued statements in response to Obama’s executive amnesty order announcement promising to stop him. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the outgoing chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said, “we cannot let this stand.” “The President’s unilateral actions on immigration are a violation of his responsibilities and the trust the American people have placed in him,” Issa said. “President Obama is playing a dangerous political game with lives and deepening the mistrust that the American people and Congress have in his ability to faithfully execute the law. The President is not respecting our system...
  • Elite Black Leaders Praise Obama Exec Amnesty that Will Hurt Black Workers

    11/21/2014 11:22:38 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, some of the nation's most prominent black leaders praised President Barack Obama's forthcoming executive amnesty even though granting illegal immigrants work permits will detrimentally impact black workers. At the National Press Club, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said he applauded Obama for his executive amnesty, saying amnesty is not only about the "economic status of workers" but also about "compassion." He said it is "crucial to provide documentation" to all of the nation's illegal immigrants and declared that the NAACP stands with big-business interests and ethnic and social justice organizations in pushing for a more permanent comprehensive amnesty...