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  • Father of Young Leukemia Survivor Reacts to New Vaccine law

    07/01/2015 3:31:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    SCPR ^ | June 30 2015 | Alex Cohen and Sarah Sweeney
    Governor Jerry Brown signed SB-277 - the highly controversial vaccine exemption bill - into law Tuesday. California will now have one of the toughest school vaccination laws in the country. The new law will require almost all children to be fully vaccinated in order to attend school - public or private - regardless of their parents' personal or religious beliefs. The only exception would be for children with medical conditions. The legislation spurred heated, sometimes raucous debate leading up to its approval. Check out the latest from KPCC 's Health Reporter Rebecca Plevin on SB-277 here. One of the law's...
  • Hillary Clinton Has Been Raising Record Amounts of Money

    07/01/2015 3:28:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/1 | Jaime Fuller
    Hillary Clinton announced her fund-raising haul on Wednesday — and it's a record-breaker. Her campaign raised around $45 million from when her campaign began in April to the end of June. The final number may be higher — her campaign is still adding up last-minute donations — but she already beat President Obama's $42 million record in 2011 and Clinton's previous record of $36 million in 2007. According to the campaign, 91 percent of donations were $100 or less. Clinton tweeted a message for her small donors. (3/3) Just one thing left to say to everyone who has pitched in...
  • Feds warn: Hackers sending fake emails to OPM hack victims

    07/01/2015 2:44:57 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    The government is warning that scammers are targeting victims of the recent massive federal data breach with fake emails made to look like they are from the government. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) revealed in early June that millions of federal workers’ data had been exposed by multiple hacks at the agency. Through a contracted identity monitoring company, CSID, the OPM has been notifying the victims. Initially, the OPM sent emails with links to information on a complementary 18 months of identity monitoring services with CSID. But savvy hackers, knowing this would happen, have also been sending fake OPM...
  • Kuwait Makes DNA Tests Mandatory After ISIS Bombing

    07/01/2015 2:19:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Wednesday, 1 July 2015
    Kuwait’s parliament, reacting to a suicide bombing last week that killed 26 people, adopted a law Wednesday requiring mandatory DNA testing on all the country’s citizens and foreign residents. The legislation, requested by the government to help security agencies make quicker arrests in criminal cases, calls on the interior ministry to establish a database on all 1.3 million citizens and 2.9 million foreign residents. Under the law, people who refuse to give samples for the test face one year in jail and a fine of up to $33,000 (29,700 euros). Those who provide fake samples can be jailed for seven...
  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed Pledges Entire $32 Bn Fortune to Charity

    07/01/2015 2:06:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Wednesday, July 01, 2015
    Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal on Wednesday pledged his entire $32-billion (28.8-billion-euro) fortune to charitable projects over the coming years. He said in a statement that the "philanthropic pledge will help build bridges to foster cultural understanding, develop communities, empower women, enable youth, provide vital disaster relief and create a more tolerant and accepting world." He said the donation "will be allocated according to a well-devised plan throughout the coming years" but stressed there was no time limit on when the donation would be spent.
  • GAY TEACHER FILES FEDERAL DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    07/01/2015 1:46:00 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | Susan Berry
    Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage last Friday, a gay teacher who formerly served as band director at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia has filed a federal lawsuit against the Catholic school claiming discrimination because of his sexual orientation. Flint Dollar, who is represented by attorney Charles E. Cox, Jr., says he signed a contract with the school on May 1, 2014 and announced to school officials he would be marrying his gay partner the following October without any objection from them, reports The Telegraph. He was fired three weeks later. However, a 13WMAZ News report...
  • Dubai Doctors Revive 62-Year-Old Man After His Heart Stopped for 17 Minutes

    07/01/2015 1:41:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, July 01, 2015
    Indian national was not charged for the treatmentAn elderly Indian national whose heart stopped for 17 minutes and was considered dead got second life when doctors at a Dubai hospital managed to revive him. Khalifa bin Darai, Executive Director for Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, told Emarat Al Youm newspaper that his team received information that the man, 62, was in critical condition because he heart had failed and he was dead. Though it was necessary to transfer him to Rashid Hospital, but due to long distance the Dubai ambulance team contacted a nearby private hospital which agreed to receive...
  • 74 children executed by ISIS for 'crimes' that include refusal to fast, report says

    07/01/2015 11:29:29 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 35 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 1, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    The blood-soaked executioners of ISIS have spared neither women nor children since the jihadist army established its caliphate a year ago, putting an estimated 74 kids and even more women to death for such offenses as practicing “magic” and refusing to fast during Ramadan.
  • More US Hispanic Women Convert to Islam

    07/01/2015 1:33:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    VOA ^ | July 01, 2015
    Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion. The Pew Research Center says about six percent of American Muslims are Latino. And women make up a little more than half of the new converts -- the people who have changed their religion to Islam. On a recent Friday, men listened to their imam at Masjid Miami Gardens in Miami, Florida. This clergyman spoke about forgiveness. On the upper level of the Gardens, the women watch through glass. They hear the imam through a monitoring system. This is the world that Greisa Torres entered four years ago....
  • ‘Un-Islamic’ to Criminalise Homosexuality, Muslim Group With Malaysian Links Says

    07/01/2015 1:31:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A US-based Muslim group has hit out at those seeking to criminalise homosexuality, arguing that it is “un-Islamic” to punish those of different sexual orientations. Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV), which has a Malaysian chapter, said however that it would be up to Malaysia’s people to decide if they want to legalise same-sex marriages as has been done by the US Supreme Court earlier this week. “Yes, I do believe all forms of penalisation and outright criminalisation of homosexuality needs to be done away with as it has no basis in universal values, compassion for our fellow humankind. Homosexuality is...
  • Montana polygamist family applies for marriage license

    07/01/2015 12:12:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    KRTV-TV ^ | July 1, 2015 | Simone DeAlba - MTN News
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BILLINGS - Given the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, a Lockwood family is now looking to solidify rights of its own. We first told you about the Colliers in January of 2015 when the polygamist family appeared on an episode of the TLC show, "Sister Wives."The polyamorous movement is a national push to allow marriage between multiple partners. Nathan Collier and his two wives, Vicki and Christine, said Tuesday that they are simply looking for equality. Nathan is legally married to Vicki, but also wants to legally wed Christine. On Tuesday,...
  • Hillary Clinton Just Raised a Record Amount of Campaign Cash ($45 Million)

    07/01/2015 11:52:35 AM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 1, 2015 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is set to raise a record amount of money in her first quarter as a presidential candidate, exceeding expectations of her campaign. Clinton is on track to raise more than $45 million in the April-June fundraising quarter, a Clinton campaign official said Wednesday. That would be more than any other primary candidate's first quarter in history. At $41.9 million during its first quarter in 2011, President Barack Obama's campaign held the previous record. The Clinton campaign official said that 91% of the donations came from people giving $100 or less. Clinton, on Twitter, posted that...
  • Girl Scouts Raise $250K for Transgender Cause

    07/01/2015 10:18:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7-1-15 | Christine Niles
    A Girl Scouts troop in the state of Washington has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the caveat that it could not be used to support transgender scouts. In an interview Tuesday, Megan Ferland, CEO of the Girls Scouts of Western Washington, said, "Girl Scouts is for every girl, and that is every girl regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion. Every girl is every girl." This includes boys who think they're girls. The Girl Scouts claim their policy is one of "inclusivity," and they welcome transgender scouts, and in fact have several such members...
  • FLASHBACK: David Axelrod didn't know about Hillary's private server (lying with practiced ease)

    07/01/2015 6:58:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | 7/1/15 | T. Becket Adams
    At the time he was Obama's WH advisor (and chief political strategist), David Axelrod said he was unaware Hillary conducted official State Dept business from an unauthorized, private server. But emails released Tuesday evening by the State Dept include his request for Hillary's private email address--and suggest he had every reason to know and raises questions about what else he knew. Asked last month in an interview whether he knew anything about Clinton's "homebrew" system when they worked together in the Obama administration, Axelrod responded, "I didn't know." However, correspondences from 2009 show that Axelrod may have had reason to...
  • Macy's cuts ties with Trump over Mexican immigration comments

    07/01/2015 9:07:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 97 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 1, 2015 | By Stephen Battaglio
    Macy's is joining the line of companies cutting ties with Donald Trump over the real estate mogul's comments about Mexican immigrants. In this case, it's neckties. The retailer has marketed a line of menswear with the Trump label since 2004. But in a statement issued Wednesday, Macy's said it was "disappointed and distressed" over Trump's June 16 remarks regarding U.S. immigration policy in which he made derogatory remarks about Mexicans. He said Mexican immigrants were bringing drug and crime into the U.S. "We have no tolerance for discrimination in any form," Macy's said in a statement. Trump made the comments...
  • Hundreds of Muslim refugees headed to Idaho

    05/01/2015 12:22:00 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 04/30/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Syrian refugees, shown here at a protest rally, will soon be coming to American cities. The multicultural transformation of Idaho will continue with a planned infusion of hundreds of refugees from Muslim countries over the next one to three years.
  • Russia to review 1991 decision to recognise independence of Baltic states

    07/01/2015 7:45:57 AM PDT · by annalex · 29 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | JUN. 30, 2015
    Russia to review 1991 decision to recognise independence of Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithunia were occupied by the Soviet Union for decades Russia is examining the legality of the decision to recognise the independence of the Baltic republics in 1991 by the State Council of the USSR - according to Russia's state news service Interfax. The decision to review recognition of the independence of EU-member Baltic nations follows the Russian Prosecutor General's Office ruling last year that Crimea was illegally handed to Ukraine in 1954; and is certain to alarm the small Baltic NATO-member nations of Lithuania, Latvia and...
  • Oklahoma court rules earthquake victim can sue oil companies

    07/01/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-30-15 | Yeganeh Torbati
    An Oklahoma woman who was injured when an earthquake rocked her home in 2011 can sue oil companies for damages, the state's highest court ruled on Tuesday, opening the door to other potential lawsuits against the state's energy companies. Oklahoma has experienced a dramatic spike in earthquakes in the last five years, and researchers have blamed the oil and gas industry's practice of injecting massive volumes of saltwater left over from oil and gas drilling. The state saw nearly 600 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in 2014, compared to just one or two per year prior to 2009, according...
  • UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram rape victims

    07/01/2015 7:32:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 7-1-15
    The United Nations rights chief Wednesday urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions. Boko Haram militants are estimated by Amnesty International to have kidnapped more than 2,000 women and girls in northeastern Nigeria since the beginning of 2014, including the 276 girls seized from their school in Chibok last year in a kidnapping that sparked global outrage. "During their captivity, lasting in many cases for months or even years, women and girls have been sexually enslaved, raped and forced into so-called 'marriages'," Zeid Ra'ad...
  • Iowa poll: Trump takes second place behind Gov. Walker

    07/01/2015 6:48:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    CBS 58 ^ | July 1, 2015 | Dana Bishop
    CNN - Whatever New Hampshire saw in Donald Trump, it looks like Iowa is seeing it too. After taking second place in the latest New Hampshire polls, Trump is also claiming the silver in Iowa -- where he traveled hot off his announcement -- claiming 10% of support among likely caucus-goers, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues to lead the Republican field in the Hawkeye state with 18%, while Ben Carson tied with Trump for second. Walker has yet to announce he is running for president, but is expected to launch his campaign...
  • Exclusive — Jindal On ACLU Lawsuit Against His Religious Liberty Protections

    07/01/2015 6:29:25 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, tells Breitbart News exclusively that he’s appalled by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) decision to turn against defending civil liberties. “Their hypocrisy is absolutely stunning,” Jindal said when asked about how the ACLU’s website, and their legal argument history, is filled with defenses of religious liberty. ... Jindal’s interview with Breitbart News came just hours after the ACLU announced it would be suing Jindal over an executive order he issued in the state of Louisiana aimed at protecting religious freedom. The executive order, as Breitbart News reported, tried to protect...
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Lashes Out at Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    06/30/2015 3:10:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 30, 2015 | Josh Dawsey
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, unleashing months of frustration on Tuesday, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo undermined his Albany agenda and wasn’t focused on New York City residents but instead cared about “deal making” and “revenge.” Mr. de Blasio said he expected more retribution from the governor, a fellow Democrat, for expressing his views Tuesday afternoon, but he said he was prepared to handle it. Mr. de Blasio also said the governor had been disappointing since the mayor endorsed him last year for re-election. ... Melissa DeRosa, a spokeswoman for the governor, said Mr. Cuomo wished the mayor well on his coming...
  • THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER

    07/01/2015 5:04:47 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1914 | Knickerbocker Quartet & New York Military Band
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  • TROOPS OF ALLIES WILL RETIRE TODAY FROM SOVIET ZONE (7/1/45)

    07/01/2015 4:51:10 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 31 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/1/45 | Sydney Gruson, Herbert L. Matthews, Charles Hurd, Clifton Daniel, Hanson W. Baldwin, Drew Middleton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE22 23 24 25 26 27 28
  • Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were held

    07/01/2015 2:28:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/01/15 | David Martosko
    Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were held, was dumbfounded by a fax machine and emailed aides to fetch her iced tea **SNIP** Federal law forbids government employees from using taxpayer-funded resources, including office computers and other devices, in connection with political fundraising – even if the money collected goes to retire old campaign costs. 'What we learned tonight is troubling,' Republican National Committee chairman Reice Priebus said in a statement Tuesday night. 'Administration officials knew more than previously disclosed, Sidney Blumenthal was involved with more than just providing Libya off-the-books intelligence, and...
  • Trump near top of pack in Michigan, Clinton leads GOP field

    07/01/2015 1:57:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    PPP's newest Michigan poll finds a four way cluster at the top of the Republican field- Scott Walker's at 15%, with Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump all right behind at 14%. Marco Rubio at 9%, Mike Huckabee at 8%, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz at 5%, and Rand Paul at 4% also all make the top 9. Rounding out the field are Carly Fiorina and John Kasich at 3%, Rick Santorum at 2%, Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry at 1%, and Bobby Jindal and George Pataki with less than 1%. It's interesting to note that Trump is in...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Part Of The 4th Of July Are You Quiz - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    06/30/2015 6:01:16 PM PDT · by LUV W · 86 replies
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  • Glastonbury comes to Greece: festival-like atmosphere at huge anti-bailout protest

    06/30/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | Colin Freeman
    Rally in downtown Athens has live music, speeches - and "solidarity from the people of Carlisle"...Just like an outdoor summer festival, there were huge crowds, live bands, and the occasional whiff of marijuana...Instead, with the music, food stalls and smattering of ageing hippies, the only thing that made it different from last weekend's Glastonbury festival was that the weather was better... However, as with Glastonbury, not everyone paid close attention to the headline acts. Some focused on the side-shows, such as stalls set up by Greece's myriad other radical groups, who think even Syriza represents a sell-out. The Greek Socialist...
  • Scott Walker, Set for a Bigger Stage, Faces G.O.P Revolt in Wisconsin

    06/30/2015 3:54:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/24/2015 | Trip Gabriel
    As Gov. Scott Walker prepares to announce his campaign for president next month, promising to bring what he calls "big bold leadership" to Washington, as he did in Wisconsin, he faces a cloud over that story line: Republicans back home are in revolt. Leaders or Mr. walker's party, which controls the Legislature, are balking at his demands for the state's budget. Critics say the governor's spending blueprint is aimed more at appealing to conservatives in early-voting states like Iowa than doing what is best for Wisconsin. Lawmakers are stymied over how to pay for road and bridge repairs without raising...
  • Islamic State 'beheads women for sorcery' in Syria

    06/30/2015 3:43:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/30/15
    Islamic State (IS) has beheaded two women in eastern Syria, the first time the jihadist group has decapitated female civilians, activists say. The women were killed along with their husbands in the city of Deir al-Zour and the town of al-Mayadeen, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. All four were accused of sorcery.
  • French beheading suspect acted on Islamic State orders, says prosecutor

    06/30/2015 3:41:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/30/15 | Rory Mulholland
    The French man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a chemical plant had a "terrorist motive" and links to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in Syria, despite his claim that he carried out his grisly act for purely personal reasons, a prosecutor said. "This corresponds very precisely to the orders of Daesh [Isil] which calls regularly for acts of terrorism on French soil and in particular to cut the throats of unbelievers,” said Paris chief prosecutor Francois Molins. "The decapitation recalls the habitual modus operandi of this terrorist organisation," he told reporters.
  • Robert Mugabe ‘proposes to Barack Obama’ [Zero a laughingstock]

    06/30/2015 3:08:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    During his weekly interview with the national radio station, the Zimbabwean president joked that he planned to travel to Washington DC ‘get down on one knee and ask his hand’. Mugabe, who is known for his brutal crusades against homosexuality, was responding in bizarre fashion to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees gays and lesbians the same right to marry as heterosexuals. Speaking on on Saturday, Mugabe said: ‘I’ve just concluded – since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes...
  • Obama's La Crosse visit comes as Walker prepares campaign

    06/30/2015 2:52:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    WEAU 13 News ^ | June 30, 2015
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama brings his push to raise salaries for low-income workers to Wisconsin, the state where Gov. Scott Walker built his expected run for the White House around curtailing collective bargaining powers and enacting a right-to-work law.
  • Bernie Sanders And Unions Have A Common Enemy: Scott Walker

    06/30/2015 2:35:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    TDC - The Daily Caller ^ | June 30, 2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    Democratic presidential hopeful and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders Tuesday went after Republican Gov. Scott Walker for limiting union power in Wisconsin. “Needless to say I’m strongly opposed to his agenda,” Sanders told reporters during a phone conference, according Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I think we need leadership in this country that is ready to stand up for working families. We need to strengthen the trade union movement in this country, not break it.” Though most of the major unions have yet to officially endorse a candidate, local unions have been increasingly moving to support Sanders. Walker, however, is loathed by organized...
  • Ted Cruz Gets Tough on Details of Iran Nuclear Deal

    06/30/2015 2:29:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 30, 2015 | Alyssa Canobbio
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has not been shy about his criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the nuclear negotiations with Iran. Cruz visited MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday to promote his new book A Time For Truth, and he highlighted that Tuesday was the deadline for the nuclear deal that has since been extended to July 9. The negotiations over a nuclear Iran have consumed the past three years and have been continuously extended. “Under this deal, Iran would get a $50 billion signing bonus,” Cruz said. “That money would be used to fund Hamas, to...
  • Elizabeth Warren slams Scott Walker over gay marriage

    06/30/2015 1:12:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Cnn ^ | June 30, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN) Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn't running for president -- but that's not stopping her from taking a swing at a leading likely Republican presidential candidate. The progressive senator from Massachusetts on Monday night knocked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for calling for a Constitutional amendment that would allow states to ban gay marriage. "Well, Scott Walker, if you believe the next president's job is to encourage bigotry and to treat some families better than others, then I believe it is our job to make sure you aren't president," Warren said while speaking at a fundraiser for Connecticut's Democratic party.
  • Failing Obamacare Co-Ops Offer Lavish Executive Pay — And May Violate the Law W/Video

    06/30/2015 1:07:36 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Dailey Caller ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Richard Pollock
    Taxpayer-funded Obamacare health insurance co-op’s may be running afoul of the law by giving extravagant paychecks to their top executives, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. More than a million Americans have enrolled in the 23 non-profit Obamacare co-ops since they began in 2011. The co-ops were intended to be consumer-operated non-profits focused on delivering healthcare to the working poor and others needing health insurance. Eighteen of the 23 co-ops paid their top executives prodigious salaries ranging from $263,000 to $587,000, according to 2013 IRS tax filings. The high take-home pay for the “nonprofit” executives appears to violate...
  • MISS USA PAGEANT VOWS: 'THE SHOW WILL GO ON'

    06/30/2015 11:47:48 AM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    CBS News WDSU 6 ^ | 6:34 CDT Jun 30, 2015
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —Organizers of next month's Miss USA pageant say "the show will go on," despite NBC's decision to not broadcast the event after splitting with Donald Trump. "We are disheartened by recent events but the show will go on," the Miss Universe organization said in a statement Tuesday morning. "We are moving forward, full-steam ahead as planned for the next two weeks, culminating in the crowning of a new Miss USA on July 12." However, the show currently has no television broadcaster. Before NBC pulled out, Univision, the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster in the country, decided last week to...
  • Andrew Young weighs in on the Confederate flag debate

    ATLANTA - An international civil rights icon and former Atlanta mayor weighs in on the debate the entire country is talking about. FOX 5's Morse Diggs sat down with Ambassador Andrew Young to get his take on the Confederate flag and his answer might surprise you. He said some people fighting against the flag are more worried about treating the symptoms than treating the illness. Also he is not advocating a tax on the flag. The former two-term mayor suggested people focus more on the substance of the problems and issues of today and not on a symbol. He said...
  • Gay weddings: who must perform them?

    06/30/2015 10:09:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 95 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | June 26, 2015 | David Roach
    Legal opinions vary widely on what the U.S. Supreme Court's mandate of nationwide same-sex marriage will mean for pastors and government officials authorized to perform weddings. Some legal experts say government officials charged with performing weddings could lose their jobs for refusing to marry gay couples. But others believe both ministers and government officials likely will have freedom not to perform same-sex marriages that violate their religious convictions. And some experts believe pastors who refuse to solemnize same-sex marriages could face government repercussions. The court's majority opinion, written by Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, states that "religions" and "those who adhere...
  • Live: Christie(RINO-NJ) announces he is running for President

    06/30/2015 8:27:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 86 replies
    CNBC ^ | 30 JUN 15 | cnbc
    Live coverage of Democrat Republican Gov. Christie announcing run for Emperor POTUS.Live link to CNBC
  • Did green madness help create the Greek debt crisis?

    06/30/2015 7:39:20 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Eric Worrall
    The unfolding Greek financial crisis is front page news. The repercussions – bank runs, unsustainable debts, deadlocked creditors – could easily lead to major consequences worldwide. However misconceived the Euro currency was, its downfall will be painful on a global scale. How much of Greece’s current economic problems were caused by the made Hellenic dash into renewable energy? The answer, unsurprisingly, is most likely quite a lot. Greece, like many small European economies, has placed a substantial focus on green energy, seeing it as a quick leg up into the big league – an easy way to attract generous funding...
  • Southern States Search for Ways around Gay Marriage Ruling

    06/30/2015 7:25:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | June 29, 2015 | Carrie Dedrick
    Southern states including Alabama, Mississippi and Texas are trying to find legal ways to avoid the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the United States. Christian News Network reports Mississippi is considering removing state marriage licenses entirely. State House Judiciary Chairman Andy Gipson said, “One of the options that other states have looked at is removing the state marriage license requirement. We will be researching what options there are. I personally can see pros and cons to that. I don’t know if it would be better to have no marriage certificate sponsored by the state or not. But...
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures

    06/30/2015 7:02:43 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Danny Hakim
    KIEV, Ukraine — A parliamentary hearing was convened here in March to consider an odd remnant of Ukraine’s corrupt, pre-revolutionary government. Three years ago, Ukraine filed an international legal challenge against Australia, over Australia’s right to enact antismoking laws on its own soil. To a number of lawmakers, the case seemed absurd, and they wanted to investigate why it was even being pursued. When it came time to defend the tobacco industry, a man named Taras Kachka spoke up. He argued that several “fantastic tobacco companies” had bought up Soviet-era factories and modernized them, and now they were exporting tobacco...
  • Five lingering threats to ObamaCare

    06/30/2015 5:42:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2015 | Peter Sullivan with Sarah Ferris
    The White House’s victory at the Supreme Court last week removed a major threat to ObamaCare that could have rolled back coverage for 6.4 million people. President Obama declared after the ruling that the law has “been woven into the fabric of America,” while allies said the new insurance program and its related policy changes are here to stay. But the law is hardly out of the woods. The battle of public opinion over the Affordable Care Act rages on, with Republicans expressing confidence they will ultimately prevail. Here are five remaining threats to Obama’s signature domestic program. 1.) RepealRepublicans...
  • NYPD Officer Bumps, Grinds, Simulates Sex with Gay Pride Parade Member

    06/30/2015 5:37:42 AM PDT · by ETL · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 29, 2015 | William Bigelow
    On Sunday, one NYPD officer joyfully danced with a member of the gay pride parade, bumping and grinding and letting the parade member get behind him and simulate sex on the street in front of appreciative onlookers. Afterward, the gay pride parade member gave the officer a nice hug and kiss, while the officer beamed...
  • EU regulators tell 11 countries to adopt bank bail-in rules

    06/30/2015 5:36:40 AM PDT · by EBH · 20 replies
    Reuters Canada ^ | 5/28/15 | Foo Yun Chee
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Thursday gave France, Italy and nine other EU countries two months to adopt new EU rules on propping up failed banks or face legal action. The rules, known as the bank recovery and resolution directive (BRRD), seek to shield taxpayers from having to bail out troubled lenders, forcing creditors and shareholders to contribute to the rescue in a process known as "bail-in".
  • AMERICANS INVADE KUME, 345 MILES FROM CHINA COAST (6/30/45)

    06/30/2015 4:38:17 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 24 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 6/30/45 | Warren Moscow, Lindesay Parrott, Clifton Daniel
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  • ISIS Has Up To 42 Million Supporters in the Arab World

    06/30/2015 4:13:09 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 21 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | Sun, June 28, 2015 | BY RYAN MAURO
    An analysis of four recent polls surveying Arab public opinion towards the Islamic State. An analysis of four polls surveying Arab public opinion towards the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) reveals that the group has a bare minimum of 8.5 million strong supporters and that's a conservative estimate. If you include those who feel somewhat positively towards the Islamic State, the number rises to at least 42 million. The estimate is based on a March 2015 poll by the Iraq-based Independent Institute for Administration and Civil Society Studies; a November 2014 poll by Zogby Research Services; another November 2014 poll by the...
  • Walker And Unions Battle Over Teachers Tenure

    06/30/2015 2:24:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    TDC - The Daily Caller ^ | June 30, 2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    Wisconsin unions Monday are once again attacking Republican Gov. Scott Walker, this time over a proposed budget that may result in cuts to tenure for state college professors. With the upcoming budget session, the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee is expected to propose a plan to reform the University of Wisconsin System. While it is not yet finalized, unions warn the plan will cut $250 million in funding and will remove academic protections for professors such as teacher tenure. This latest union battles comes at the heels of a likely announcement Walker will run for president. With his previous labor reforms,...