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  • Egypt's ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years (Hussein's pick)

    04/21/2015 2:56:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/21/15
    An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule. It is the first verdict he has received since his ousting and is one of several trials he faces. Morsi was deposed by the army in July 2013 following mass street protests against his rule.
  • The woman who made Hillary Clinton cry [cue the violins]

    04/21/2015 12:58:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | April 21, 2015 | Michael Kruse
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Seven years ago, the last time Hillary Clinton came to this state trying to be president, a woman asked her a question here in a coffee shop. “How do you do it?” Marianne Pernold Young said. It felt at first like a friendly throwaway. It wasn’t. It cut to the core for Clinton. Her eyes got teary. Her voice got shaky. Her answer, uncharacteristically emotional, made news, but the trigger was the question. It was the key question back then. It is the key question still now. “I wanted to know her,” Young said Monday afternoon at...
  • Scott Walker Wins Pennsylvania Conservatives' Straw Poll

    04/20/2015 11:35:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    News Max ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Gizzi
    In results that were stunning for several reasons, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was the runaway winner in a "straw poll" of Republican presidential favorites at Pennsylvania’s largest-ever gathering of conservatives, the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, on Friday and Saturday.With the "straw ballots" counted and released on Saturday, Walker was an easy winner with 91 votes, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 58 votes. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was third with 56 votes.Since the first PLC back in 1989, the group has become the most-attended and most-watched conclave of conservatives in the Keystone State. Fueled by the recent campaigns of...
  • David Koch picks a favorite?

    04/20/2015 11:17:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | April 20, 2015 | MJ Lee and Dana Bash
    <p>CNN)Billionaire businessman and powerful Republican donor David Koch wants Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be the next president but doesn't plan to financially back anyone during the primaries.</p> <p>Koch made the comments Monday at a private gathering hosted by the New York State Republican Party at the Union League Club in Manhattan. They were described to CNN by two attendees who were in the room.</p>
  • Scott Walker Lays Out Pro American Worker Stance on Immigration

    04/20/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-20-15 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, pledged to protect American workers from the economic effects, not only of illegal immigration but also of a massive increase in legal immigration. During an interview with Glenn Beck, Walker became the first declared or potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate to stake out a position on immigration fully in line with that of Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He also noted that he has been working with Chairman Sessions on the issue to learn more about it. Walker is now...
  • Accused in Gas Station Killing, Cop Shooting Vowed to Be Better Man

    04/20/2015 6:01:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 4/20/2015 | R. Stickney and Artie Ojeda
    The man accused of killing an innocent bystander during a Clairemont gas station robbery last week once vowed to “become a better man” in a hand-written letter to a San Diego judge. Ahmed Hassan Mumin, 30, was arrested Saturday after a shootout with San Diego Police. Court records in El Cajon show Mumin was charged with four others in a 2011 case that included 10 counts. Mumin was charged with only kidnapping and robbery but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of false imprisonment with violence. Especially poignant is a handwritten letter he wrote to the court. It's dated April...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Irwin, California ~ 21 APR 2015

    04/20/2015 5:58:26 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 38 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Irwin, CaliforniaFort Irwin & the National Training Center (NTC) is a major training area for the United States Military and is a census-designated place located in the Mojave Desert in northern San Bernardino County, California. Fort Irwin is at an average elevation of 2,454 feet. It is located 37 miles northeast of Barstow, in the Calico Mountains. The base is part of the Installation Management Command (IMCOM). The opposing force at the NTC is the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, the Blackhorse Cavalry, who are stationed at the base to provide...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘I Thought It Was a Home Invasion’ (WI Dem DA Terrorizes Local Republicans)

    04/20/2015 9:50:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 58 replies
    NationalReview.com ^ | 4-20-2015 | DAVID FRENCH
    Someone was pounding at her front door. It was early in the morning — very early — and it was the kind of heavy pounding that meant someone was either fleeing from — or bringing — trouble. “It was so hard. I’d never heard anything like it. I thought someone was dying outside.” She ran to the door, opened it, and then chaos. “People came pouring in. For a second I thought it was a home invasion. It was terrifying. They were yelling and running, into every room in the house. One of the men was in my face, yelling...
  • Wife's weeping over anti-union law drove Dem DA to target Republican gov's staff and.....

    04/20/2015 12:07:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2015 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    A Democratic district attorney who has pursued Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker over alleged campaign finance violations told a fellow prosecutor that his crying wife, a union official, drove him to hunt the governor and his conservative allies because of his anti-union laws feared by organized labor. The explosive revelation came Tuesday as lawyers for Milwaukee DA John Chisholm began two days of oral arguments in a Chicago courtroom over earlier rulings that effectively ended his wide-ranging investigation. The investigation aimed to show that conservative groups were illegally working hand-in-hand with Walker's office when they ran 'issue ads' pressing the...
  • Glenn Beck on His Interview With Scott Walker: ‘I Loved Him’

    04/20/2015 11:53:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 20, 2015 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck on Monday interviewed Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker (R), who is widely expected to be running for president in 2016. Though Beck had reservations before the interview, when it concluded, Beck said he “loved” the man. “I loved him,” Beck said. “I was really impressed with him, really liked him. [I] thought he had great answers for everything. We didn’t push him to the wall on things, but it’s our first meeting and I thought he had really reasonable answers.” Beck said he would like to speak with Walker more about immigration and the Middle East, but he was...
  • David Koch: Scott Walker Would Defeat Hillary Clinton ‘By a Major Margin’

    04/20/2015 11:48:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Observer ^ | April 20, 2015 | Will Bredderman
    Fuel mogul and conservative activist David Koch today declared to reporters that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would easily beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a general election—shortly after the co-owner of Koch Industries heard a private speech by the midwestern Republican at the Union League Club in Manhattan. After meeting with Mr. Walker and a group of GOP donors called the Empire Club, Mr. Koch told the Observer that he believed the governor would trounce the former first lady if Republicans get involved in the race. “I think so, no question about it. You know, if enough Republicans...
  • U.S. 'Crucial' to Latvia as Russian Troops Build on Border: Defense Chief

    04/20/2015 9:53:22 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 20, 2015
    U.S. support is "crucial" to Latvia amid concerns over an increase in Russian troop activity near its borders, the Baltic nation's defense chief said Monday. Lt. Gen Raimonds Graube said that "Russian communication warfare and Russian troop build ups" are continuing along the Russia-Latvia border. "The people of Latvia are scared because of this activity," he said after a meeting with the commander of the U.S. Army in Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges in Wiesbaden, Germany. Increased Russian military activity in the Baltic region in recent months has prompted a display of U.S. and NATO deterrence capabilities against any Russian...
  • "What a horrible mother:" How a call from a "good samaritan" derailed these mothers’ lives

    04/20/2015 9:14:41 AM PDT · by No One Special · 99 replies
    Salon ^ | April 19, 2015 | Kim Brooks
    In the moments before the police and county prosecutors and child protective services took over her life, Monique was thinking about dinner. Specifically, she wanted a baked chicken. She had just left a birthday party and was driving home with her two daughters. By the time she pulled into the parking lot of a grocery store near their house, her younger daughter, then 4 years old, was taking a much needed nap. Monique hesitated. She didn’t want to wake her daughter to bring her into the store, where she was liable to be as cranky and difficult as anyone else...
  • Marco Rubio’s deranged religion, Ted Cruz’s bizarre faith: God-fearing clowns

    04/20/2015 9:05:02 AM PDT · by Baynative · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | 4/19/15 | Jeffrey Tayler
    This Season of Unreason will end with the elections of November 2016, but its consequences – validation of the idea that belief without evidence is a virtue, that religion, and especially Christianity, deserves a place in our politics, our Constitutionally enshrined secularism notwithstanding – will live on and damage the progressive cause. But it does not have to be this way. There will almost certainly be no (declared) atheist or even agnostic among the candidates. This is scandalous, given the electorate’s gradual, relentless ditching of religion. A survey just out shows that 7.5 million Americans have abandoned their faith since...
  • Supreme Court Weighs Bizarre Private Property Seizure

    04/20/2015 8:22:33 AM PDT · by No One Special · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | April 19, 2015 | George Will
    In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the government's reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Horne's raisins. New Dealers had bushels of theories, including this: In a depression, prices fall, so a recovery will occur when government compels prices to stabilize above where a free market would put them. So FDR's "brains trust" produced "price stabilization"...
  • WHO'S RESPSONSIBLE FOR THE CLUSTERBOMB OF MIGRANTS COMING FROM LIBYA AND THE ISIS ATROCITIES THERE

    04/20/2015 6:07:08 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 31 replies
    4/20/2015 | Self
    "We have prevented the worst outcome in Libya" Senator John McCain-April 2011 You're seeing the story of the 'migrants' crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Southern Europe today and the immediate reason why they are doing it. There's chaos in Libya right now including the presence of Islamic State and its ususal methods of dealing with its enemies including those who are not Muslims. What the media will not talk about but others already are were the policies that brought Libya to where it is today, the same policies used to a lesser extent in Syria with the same result. The...
  • SOVIET PUSH, IN FULL SWING, IS NEARING BERLIN; AMERICANS OPEN BIG ATTACK IN SOUTH OKINAWA (4/20/45)

    04/20/2015 4:11:08 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 57 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/20/45 | Drew Middleton, James MacDonald, Harold Denny, George E. Jones, Hanson W. Baldwin, Orville Prescott
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  • Venezuela receives $5 bn funding from China

    04/20/2015 2:09:24 AM PDT · by dila813 · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Today | AFP
    Cash-strapped Venezuela has received $5 billion in financing from China, President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday as his country struggles with an economic crisis. "We just received $5 billion more in financing for development," Maduro said in a radio and television address.
  • Norway to become first nation in world to shut down FM radio

    04/19/2015 11:41:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    abc-7.com ^ | Apr 20, 2015 | CNN
    Video may have killed the radio star, but in Norway it's digital that's killing FM radio for good. In two years' time, the Scandinavian nation is slated to become the first in the world to phase out radio entirely.
  • FBI arrests six in Minneapolis as part of Joint Terrorism Task Force operation (al-Shabab/ISIS ??)

    04/19/2015 9:23:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    RedStarTribune.com ^ | 4/19/15 | Staff Report
    The FBI made six arrests in Minneapolis and in San Diego Sunday as part of a Joint Terrorism Task Force operation, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Minnesota office. “There is no threat to public safety,” .. More information will be released Monday morning, .. Omar Jamal, a Somali activist in Minneapolis, said the community has been abuzz about arrests Sunday of several Somali young men both in Minneapolis and California that appear to be linked to the ongoing investigation related to ISIS and Al-Shabab. He said he’s heard the number of arrested could be between three and six people.
  • Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks

    04/19/2015 8:42:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 19, 2015 | By Wiktor Szary
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has summoned the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War Two, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the Washington Post earlier this week, prompted an outcry in Poland and drew condemnation in the media and from politicians. A foreign ministry spokesman said on his Twitter account that the U.S. ambassador would be summoned to the ministry over the article, and that Poland would demand an apology. Comey said...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Charles Hazlitt Upham ~ April 20, 2015

    04/19/2015 5:07:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 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 ~CPT Charles Hazlitt Upham VC             Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham VC and bar (September 21, 1908 - November 22, 1994) was a New Zealand solider who won the Victoria Cross twice during World War II. Earning the Victoria Cross and Bar for outstanding gallantry and leadership in Crete in May...
  • Mysterious disease that kills patients within 24 hours leaves at least 18 dead in Nigeria

    04/19/2015 4:32:34 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    www.abc.net.au ^ | 18 April 2015 | AFP
    "Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode-Irele town," said Ondo state government spokesman Kayode Akinmade. The disease, symptoms of which include headache, weight loss, blurred vision and loss of consciousness, killed the victims within 24 hours of their falling ill, he said. Laboratory tests have so far ruled out Ebola or any other virus, Mr Akinmade added. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had information on 14 cases with at least 12 dead. "Common symptoms were sudden blurred vision, headache, loss of consciousness followed by death, occurring within 24...
  • PA: Only 1-2 Million Jews Died During the Holocaust

    04/19/2015 2:55:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/15 | Tova Dvorin
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) celebrated Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day by denying its scope, Palestinian Media Watch revealed Sunday - claiming that instead of six million Jews killed by the Nazis, there were only 1-2 million. "Estimates regarding the number of Holocaust victims differ," an Op/Ed penned by columnist Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul for the official PA Al-Hayat Al-Jadida claimed. "The supporters of the Zionist movement have exaggerated the number of victims, claiming that it amounts to 6 million, whereas others, unbiased researchers, have estimated that there were between one and two million Jewish victims." "Regardless of the number, the bottom line...
  • Grassley: DOJ gun ban unfair to veterans

    04/19/2015 11:04:19 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2015 | By Tim Devaney
    The Obama administration is unfairly blocking tens of thousands of military veterans from owning guns, a Republican senator is charging. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is filled with military veterans who are essentially banned from owning guns, even though they may not be a danger to society, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote this week in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. The gun ban "effectively voids their Second Amendment rights,” Grassley said. At issue is whether these veterans are suffering from mental illnesses. According to a 2013 Senate report, the Department of...
  • Dianne Feinstein says the Anarchist’s Cookbook should be “removed from the Internet”

    04/02/2015 9:57:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2015 at 4:01 PM | Christopher Ingraham
    Two women were arrested in New York today for allegedly planning an ISIS-inspired plot to use “weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States,” according to the Justice Department. In a press release praising the FBI and the NYPD for their work on the case, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said the following:I am particularly struck that the alleged bombers made use of online bombmaking guides like the Anarchist Cookbook and Inspire Magazine. These documents are not, in my view, protected by the First Amendment and should be removed from the Internet.The Anarchist’s Cookbook is a...
  • 3D CROSSES CZECH BORDER AND BISECTS REICH; MAGDEBURG WON; CANADIANS AT ZUIDER ZEE (4/19/45)

    04/19/2015 4:23:46 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 60 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/19/45 | Drew Middleton, Frederick Graham, John MacCormac, Milton Bracker, George E. Jones, Lindesay Parrott
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  • Parents of Child Killed in Boston Marathon Bombing Don't Want Tsarnaev to Face the Death Penalty

    04/18/2015 8:34:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 18, 2015 | Caroline Bankoff
    The Boston Globe has published a heartbreaking appeal from the parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who died in the Boston Marathon bombing. Bill and Denise Richard (who were also injured in the blast, along with their two surviving children) are asking prosecutors to stop seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was recently found guilty of carrying out the attacks with his late brother, Tamerlan. Rather the seeing Tsarnaev killed — and enduring the years of legal maneuvering that generally precede an execution in the United States — the Richards want the 21-year-old sentenced to life in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ General Charles C Krulak Speech ~ 19 April 2015

    04/18/2015 5:00:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 89 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          GENERAL CHARLES C KRULAK SPEECH The word integrity itself is a martial word that comes to us from an ancient Roman army tradition. During the time of the 12 Caesars, the Roman army would conduct morning inspections. As the inspecting centurion would come in front of each legionnaire, the soldier would strike with his right fist the armor breastplate that covered his heart. The armor had to be strongest there in order to protect the heart from the sword thrusts and from arrow strikes. As the soldier struck his armor, he would shout "integritas", (in-teg-ri-tys) which...
  • Obama slams 'crazy' delay of attorney general confirmation

    04/18/2015 4:46:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/18/15 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama lashed out Friday at Senate Republicans stalling his attorney general nominee's confirmation, calling it "crazy" and "embarrassing" that Loretta Lynch has yet to get a vote. "What are we doing here?" an exasperated Obama said at a White House press conference, referring to how Lynch has now waited for her confirmation vote more than five months. "There are times where the dysfunction in the Senate just goes too far. This is an example of it," Obama said. "Enough. Enough," he added. "Call Loretta Lynch for a vote, get her confirmed. Put her in...
  • Amandla Stenberg Slams Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift For ‘Using' Black Women As ‘Props'

    04/18/2015 11:45:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 4/17/2015 AST | Bonnie Fuller
    Hunger Games’ actress Amandla Stenberg is upset with Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and other celebrities for their (mis)appropriation of black culture. Click inside to WATCH. Amandla Stenberg, 16, recorded a video for her friends, classmates, and the world that sends a powerful message about how black culture has gone mainstream without actually being accepted by others. In the video, she calls out Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry for being white musicians who adopting parts of black culture to be “edgy” and “gain attention.” Amandla Stenberg Slams Miley Cyrus For Using Black Women As ‘Props’ You might remember Amandla...
  • Under Intensified Attack, Archbishop Cordileone Enjoys Renewed Support from San Francisco Catholics

    04/18/2015 6:06:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/18/15 | Anne B. Hendershott
    A look at some of the signers of the open letter to Pope Francis.Escalating the attacks on Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco for continuing to uphold Catholic teachings, 100 self-described “Catholic leaders” have signed an open letter to Pope Francis, calling for the archbishop’s removal. In a full-page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday, the petitioners claim that Cordileone has “fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance” by asking K–12 Catholic-school teachers in the Bay area to “violate their individual consciences by accepting a morality code” based on the Church’s teachings.“Instead of your famous words, ‘Whom am...
  • 'Chilling' posters in Cardiff warn Muslims not to vote in the general election because...

    04/18/2015 5:51:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15
    Posters telling Muslims not to vote in the election were plastered across an area of Cardiff yesterday. They read: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah.' Posters were stuck on lampposts and bus stops across the Grangetown suburb telling the Muslim electorate: 'Islam is the only real workable solution for the UK'. Cardiff Council have begun removing the posters, dubbed 'chilling' and 'threatening' by locals. The full message on the poster reads: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah and decides what is permissible or impermissible for mankind, based solely on their...
  • THE UNIPARTY DELUSION IN BRITAIN AND AMERICA

    04/18/2015 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    4/17/2015 | Self
    There was a "debate" between political parties in the United Kingdom Thursday night with five leaders on the stage from the leading parties that aren't in power. PM David Cameron only wanted to participate in one debate so this format was concocted by the BBC as an alternative to an all party debate. Also excluded, Cameron's partner party in government, the Liberal Democrats. Labour leader Ed Miliband was joined by UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon, Welsh nationalist leader Leanne Wood and Green Party leader Natalie Bennett. Sturgeon, Wood and Bennett whose main differences with Miliband...
  • Ohio: Muslims cry “racism and bigotry” over cancellation of public school hijab promotion

    04/18/2015 5:19:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/18/15 | Robert Spencer
    This Cincinnati Enquirer report about this controversy is not as bad as it could have been, given the mainstream media’s policy of obfuscating the reality of the global jihad. It is full of the usual nonsense: those who oppose the promotion of Islam in a public school are guilty of “racism” and “bigotry” — charges that would never be leveled at anyone who opposed the promotion of Christianity or Judaism in a public school. Muslims quoted in the story eagerly play the victim as usual, pretending to be the victims of discrimination, with no hint that anyone has any reason...
  • BRITISH ARMY 25 MILES FROM HAMBURG; U.S. THRUST TOWARD BERLIN IS AT A HALT (4/18/45)

    04/18/2015 4:52:19 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 50 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/18/45 | Drew Middleton, Gene Currivan, Frederick Graham, Sydney Gruson, Harold Callender, Milton Bracker
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  • 4 firms, 5 individuals charged in Houston over exports to Iran

    04/18/2015 4:33:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    KTRK ^ | 4/17/15
    Four companies and five individuals have been accused of illegally exporting to Iran high-tech electronics that could be used for military weapons. The 24-count federal indictment was unsealed Friday in Houston. The counts include conspiring to commit money laundering, money laundering and failure to file foreign bank and financial accountings. Prosecutors say the companies and defendants are charged with violating U.S. law by sending certain microelectronics, power supplies and other items to Iran. The exports violate U.S. sanctions as part of anti-terrorism efforts. "The prevention, investigation and prosecution of the illegal export of critical electronic system is one of the...
  • Obama loses BIG as Corker-Menendez bill passes committee unanimously

    04/18/2015 2:28:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Jewish Star ^ | 4/17/15 | Jeff Dunetz
    The Senate Foreign Relations committee approved Tuesday afternoon the Corker-Menendez bill requiring that any deal the Obama Administration makes with Iran has to be approved by congress unanimously. Technically Congress won’t be voting on the deal, they will be voting on whether or not to remove the sanctions. However if the sanctions are not removed there will be no deal from Iran's point of view. But that's not the big story. After Sen. Corker announced a compromise everyone knew the bill would pass with bipartisan support, although no one could have foreseen unanimity. The big news is that Obama folded....
  • Republicans Are Enthusiastic About Scott Walker, Divided On Jeb Bush

    04/18/2015 1:51:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ariel Edwards-Levy
    Republicans are most enthusiastic about the prospects of nominating Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds, but they're open to rallying around a number of potential candidates--with the possible exception of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.Members of the party are generally optimistic that whoever emerges from the crowded field of prospects will succeed. Three-quarters of Republicans predict their party will win back the presidency next year, and most look favorably on several of the politicians fighting for the nomination.Walker generated the most excitement of the six candidates tested, with 45 percent saying they'd be enthusiastic to...
  • Winthrop Poll: S.C. Tea Party “can be a force” in 2016

    04/18/2015 12:40:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    WRHI AM 1340 ^ | April 17, 2015 | Andrew Kiel
    With just two of a dozen or more presidential candidates having declared their intention to run for office, South Carolina’s tea partyers are already lining up behind Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. In the latest Winthrop Poll released Wednesday, Walker and Texas Senator Tex Cruz were in a statistical tie among the 1,000 or so likekly GOP voters polled. But poll director Scott Huffmon says support between mainstream republicans and Tea Party backers may be split — at least for now “The Tea Party Likes Scott Walker to the tune of people who approve of the Tea Party picked Scott Walker...
  • PETA is Partnering with a Notorious Arizona Sheriff to Reduce Prison Meat Consumption (Joe Arpaio)

    04/17/2015 6:46:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu, Apr 16, 2015 | Peter Lawrence Kane
    In perhaps the oddest nonprofit synergy since the not-especially-health-conscious 7-Eleven baked pink ribbon-shaped donuts for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is buddying up with 82-year-old Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to get the entire US prison system to serve meat-less meals to inmates. Yes, that would be the same Joe Arpaio who only yesterday lost a racial profiling case that determined that his office disproportionately targets Latinos for traffic stops, the same Joe Arpaio who’s staunch support for the anti-immigrant SB1070 led San Francisco’s city government to boycott of the entire state...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 18 April 2015

    04/17/2015 5:59:33 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 322 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!!! | The Canteen DJ's
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House

    04/17/2015 5:39:17 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 58 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 16, 2015 | Owen Jarus
    Archaeologists working at the Rising Whale site at Cape Espenberg, Alaska, have discovered several artifacts that were imported from East Asia. Bronze artifacts discovered in a 1,000-year-old house in Alaska suggest trade was occurring between East Asia and the New World centuries before the voyages of Columbus.
  • 'Stand Your Ground' Denied in Miami Cop Murder Case

    04/17/2015 2:57:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The woman charged with shooting and killing her Miami Police officer boyfriend lost her bid to have her case dismissed under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. A judge ruled Friday that Tiniko Thompson will head to trial in the shooting death of Officer Carl Patrick. Thompson, who has claimed self-defense, will remain behind bars without bond. "What she did, she did wrong," Patrick's mother, Lucille Patrick, said after Friday's hearing. "He was a good man, I'm proud of him in his grave today." Thompson, 46, was arrested on a murder charge in the May 2014 death. At the "Stand Your...
  • NEWSWEEK: HILLARY’S CHIPOTLE VISIT “HISTORIC”

    04/17/2015 2:07:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 124 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 4.17.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    I would like to think this headline from Newsweek is simply being sarcastic, but I doubt this is the case: Who Reported on Hillary Clinton's Historic Chipotle Visit, and How? This headline was written by people who have no conception of what is and isn't historical. SNIP Hillary going to a Chipotle counter and saying, "I'll have a chicken bowl with a side of guacamole," is not historic. SNIP
  • Could Christianity Be Driven From Middle East?

    04/17/2015 1:48:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 April 2015
    Can Christianity survive, in the face of persecution and conflict, in the region of its birth? The BBC's Jane Corbin travelled across the Middle East - through Iraq and Syria - to investigate the plight of Christians, as hundreds of thousands flee Islamic militancy in the region.As I climbed the steep mountain path above the plain of Nineveh, Iraq, the sound of monks chanting and the smell of incense drifted out of the 4th Century monastery of St Matthew. Once, 7,000 monks worshipped here when Christianity was the official religion of the Roman empire. Almost the whole population was Christian...
  • Turkey accuses EU of 'enmity' over 1915 Armenian genocide recognition

    04/17/2015 1:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/17/15 | Richard Spencer
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, has accused the EU of declaring “enmity” on his country as next week’s centenary commemorations of the massacres of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire descend into bitter rows over what to call them. Both the European Parliament and Pope Francis this week referred to the killings as a genocide, a term recognised by much of the rest of the world but fiercely disputed by Turkey. The European decision prompted a furious response from Mr Erdogan. “Such decisions are nothing but expressions of enmity against Turkey by abusing Armenians,” he said while on a visit to...
  • Cities Push Back on Governor's Water Cutbacks

    04/17/2015 1:08:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    One water district manager says the plan fails to account for water-saving measures already in effect in some California communitiesCalifornia cities are pushing back against Gov. Jerry Brown's order for mandatory water use reductions, but it's not likely that regulators will retreat with the state in its fourth year of drought. The State Water Resources Control Board's proposal to meet Brown's order has some cities slashing water use by more than a third, and it will be updated in the coming days. Dozens of affected agencies say the expected reduction targets are overreaching, unrealistic and unfair. Calif. Sets Water Use...
  • Victims, Survivors of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Honored

    04/17/2015 1:06:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    People will gather in San Francisco this weekend to mark the 109th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. SNIP The only survivors are believed to be 113-year-old Ruth Newman and 109-year-old William Del Monte. It was not known Friday if they would attend the early-morning ceremony Saturday. Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White will attend.
  • Oregon gold miners in BLM dispute call on armed supporters to stand down

    04/17/2015 10:23:14 AM PDT · by redreno · 15 replies
    http://www.oregonlive.com ^ | April 16, 2015 at 8:01 PM | AP
    GRANTS PASS -- A man who owns a gold-mining claim on federal land in southwestern Oregon asked for help defending it after U.S. authorities ordered him to stop work, but he is now telling his armed supporters to back off. Rick Barclay said Thursday that he hoped to prevent his fight with federal regulators from turning into the kind of high-profile standoff at a Nevada ranch last year. He initially called in a local chapter of constitutional activists known as the Oath Keepers because he thought the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would seize the equipment on his mining claim...