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  • Here’s Something For The “Ted Cruz Is Stupid And Crazy” Crowd

    03/26/2015 7:52:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | March 26, 2015 | Scott McKay
    He sat for an interview with the left-leaning Texas Tribune earlier this week, and was lectured about how out of touch he is with the younger voters he’d like to energize in his campaign because his policy positions on weed, gay marriage and global warming don’t sufficiently pander to the preferences of a large number of them (one surmises Cruz is most out of touch with the most low-information and low-engagement young voters and not so much with the ones most likely to vote or volunteer for a presidential campaign. And Cruz’ eyes lit up, as if to say “Oh?...
  • The FReeper Canteen - Just Hangin' Cafe - Friday, March 27, 2015

    03/26/2015 6:00:09 PM PDT · by LUV W · 38 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Beachn4fun
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Wooly Mammoth Genes Inserted into Elephant Cells

    03/26/2015 5:19:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 25 March 2015
    Researchers from Harvard University have successfully inserted genes from a woolly mammoth into living cells from an Asian elephant, the extinct giant's closest remaining relative. Harvard geneticist George Church used DNA from Arctic permafrost woolly mammoth samples to copy 14 mammoth genes -- emphasizing those related to its chilly lifestyle. "We prioritized genes associated with cold resistance including hairiness, ear size, subcutaneous fat and, especially, hemoglobin," Church told The Sunday Times. Then, using a kind of DNA cut/paste system called CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat), Church dropped the genes into Asian elephant skin cells. The result? A petri...
  • National Guardsman, cousin charged in ISIS plot

    03/26/2015 5:11:39 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 26 Mar 15 | WND Staff
    A national guardsman from Aurora and his cousin were arrested Wednesday night, for allegedly conspiring to join the Islamic State terrorist group, and attack a military facility in Joliet. Federal prosecutors said 22-year-old Army National Guard Spc. Hasan Edmonds, 22, was arrested at Midway International Airport, while trying to fly to Cairo, Egypt. His cousin, 29-year-old Jonas Edmonds, was arrested at his home in Aurora. Each has been charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
  • House Committee Issues Subpoena For EPA Chief’s ‘Deleted’ Text Messages

    03/26/2015 4:44:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25/15 | Michael Bastasch
    The top Republican lawmaker on the House Science Committee issued a subpoena Wednesday to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to produce text messages and phone records for administrator Gina McCarthy. “Because EPA has refused to provide a complete production of records in response to the Committee’s repeated requests, I am left with no alternative but to issue a subpoena to compel you to produce, among other things, unredacted cellular phone billing records and e-mails relevant to the Committee’s oversight,” Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas wrote to McCarthy in a letter sent out Wednesday. Republican lawmakers have been trying to obtain...
  • Wall Street Journal columnist slams Obama as 'Orwellian'

    03/26/2015 4:35:24 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 25 Mar 15 | Israel Hayom Staff
    "Under Mr. Obama, friends are enemies, denial is wisdom, capitulation is victory," Wall Street Journal foreign affairs columnist Bret Stephens writes • Stephens advises Israeli government to "repay contempt with contempt." In an exceptionally sharp critique published on Monday, Wall Street Journal foreign affairs columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Bret Stephens ripped apart U.S. President Barack Obama's foreign policy. The op-ed, titled "The Orwellian Obama Presidency," detailed the flaws of Obama's approach to foreign affairs. "To adapt George Orwell's motto for Oceania: Under Mr. Obama, friends are enemies, denial is wisdom, capitulation is victory," Stephens wrote. "There is an upside-down...
  • New York Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them

    03/26/2015 4:17:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/25/15 | Steven Ertelt
    **SNIP** For years, the state legislature has been embroiled in a mulch-year battle over a package of bills designed to push the interests of women. The bills have been held up in part because it includes a measure that would promote late-term abortions in the Empire State. Despite strenuous support from pro-abortion Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the legislature has refused to pass the package of bills because of the abortion measure. The abortion bill would allow an abortion procedure that has abortionists shooting poison through the hearts of unborn children to kill them. Now, the state Assembly has approved part of...
  • House Dem Warns Climate Change Will Force Millions Of Poor Women To Engage In ‘Transactional Sex’

    03/26/2015 4:12:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 3/26/15
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., proposed a resolution Wednesday that warns climate change and ensuing natural disasters will force millions of vulnerable and poverty-stricken women to engage in “transactional sex” in order to provide their families with adequate food and water. Lee’s House Concurrent Resolution 29 says that food and water scarcity will be exacerbated by the effects of climate change, forcing increased “conflict and instability” that will particularly affect the strain on women farmers “who are estimated to produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in most developing countries.” “[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic...
  • Barack Obama, Wire Superfan, Interviewed David Simon

    03/26/2015 3:53:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 26, 2015 | Nate Jones
    As a former journalist, The Wire creator David Simon probably had some pretty tough questions lined up for his visit to the White House. Well too bad, because Barack Obama is asking the questions here!
  • Germanwings crash prompts airlines to introduce cockpit 'rule of two'

    03/26/2015 12:26:50 PM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 26 March 2015 | Holly Watt
    Some airlines are to change their rules to ensure two crew members are in plane cockpits at all times, after a co-pilot appeared to deliberately crash a Germanwings plane into the French Alps this week, killing all 150 on board. Two low-cost European carriers – easyJet and Norwegian Air Shuttle – said on Thursday that they would bring the new rule into effect almost immediately.
  • Scott Walker Endorses Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants at Private GOP Dinner

    03/26/2015 12:19:52 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 127 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 March 2015 | Dan Riehl
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may be on the verge of burning himself down before he actually gets started, given what is now becoming something of a circus regarding his actual stance on immigration. According to this new Wall Street Journal report, it’s quite possible a supporter of Jeb Bush, or another candidate went to the media regarding Walker’s recent comments at a private GOP dinner, it doesn’t matter. With three sources now (anonymously) on record, he appears to have Walkered himself right into this one. If his name becomes synonymous with waffling on a critical issue like immigration, his next...
  • The Hillary backer who will pose problems for her 2016 bid

    03/26/2015 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2015 | Bob Cusack and Molly K. Hooper with Alexandra Oliveira
    An unlikely critic of Hillary Clinton could pose significant problems for the Democratic front-runner for the White House. Dan Metcalfe, who previously oversaw the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) at the Department of Justice, has been publicly ripping Clinton for her exclusive use of a private email account during her time as secretary of State. But the soft-spoken academic who resembles Santa Claus maintains he’s not looking to derail Clinton’s anticipated 2016 bid. To the contrary, he says. Metcalfe notes he is a registered Democrat and will vote for the former first lady if she runs for...
  • Nebraska senator won’t back down or apologize for saying he’d shoot a cop

    03/26/2015 11:46:50 AM PDT · by redreno · 77 replies
    http://watchdog.org ^ | March 26, 2015 | By Deena Winter
    LINCOLN, Neb. — State Sen. Sen. Ernie Chambers isn’t backing down. The state lawmaker froma Omaha defiantly stood Thursday on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature and rejected many of his colleagues’ calls for him to apologize — or even resign — for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists and suggesting he’d shoot a cop if he weren’t nonviolent and had a gun. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant,” Chambers said. He said the irony is that lawmakers were discussing freedom of expression on Wednesday, and said it was ignorant and “idle talk” to suggest taking...
  • How Do we Decide Who Is a ‘Real’ Candidate for President?

    03/26/2015 11:06:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Ted Cruz was not the first person to officially declare his presidential candidacy when he announced on Monday. Scores of people are running just as officially as the junior senator from Texas, as measured by their having filled out the proper form with the Federal Election Commission. So why do we consider Cruz a "real" candidate and those other 200-odd candidates not worth mentioning? Is it viability? Few people think Cruz has much of a shot at the Republican nomination. The Upshot's Nate Cohn makes the case against his doing so pretty concretely. We looked at the strength of his...
  • Why Ted Cruz could become president without popular support: U.S. is an oligarchy, study finds

    03/26/2015 11:03:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | Douglas Perry
    Republican Senator Ted Cruz has jumped into the 2016 presidential contest. Will it hurt his chances that he doesn't think much of climate-change science, seeing as more than six in 10 Americans believe global warming is indeed happening? Will it hurt Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a likely Republican presidential candidate, that he recently said he was "going to punt on that one" when asked for his opinion on evolution, considering that two-thirds of Americans buy into Darwin's famous theory? Neither of them has much to worry about as far as these issues go. Because American elections aren't really about gaining...
  • Jim Talent to Scott Walker's team

    03/26/2015 10:45:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    KWCH 12 ^ | March 26, 2015 | Erin McPike
    Former Sen. Jim Talent, R-Missouri, is joining Scott Walker's nascent presidential campaign as a leading adviser on foreign policy and defense, sources familiar with the move and Talent told CNN.... It's a big get for the Wisconsin governor as he draws up a campaign plan and team: In the coming election cycle, foreign policy figures are expected to loom especially large given the increased frequency of threats brought by ISIS and other terrorist groups. Talent was a foreign policy adviser to both of Mitt Romney's presidential bids, and nearly every major potential GOP hopeful this cycle has courted him. Talent...
  • CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Bowe Bergdahl's Desertion: Isn't Captivity 'Punishment Enough'?

    03/26/2015 10:17:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 25, 2015 | 5:42 PM EDT | Matthew Balan
    CNN's Brooke Baldwin slanted towards the sympathizers of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, just minutes after the U.S. Army announced that the former captive would be charged with desertion. Baldwin asked special forces veteran Scott Mann, "You have those who...on the opposite end, [are] vilifying him. Again, this is someone who was held...for five years by terrorists. Is that not – this is what some say – is that not punishment enough?" [video below] Moments earlier, the anchor turned to Reuters correspondent David Rohde, who was held by the same Taliban-affiliated terrorist group that had captured Sgt. Bergdahl....
  • Germanwings co-pilot was certified by FAA

    03/26/2015 10:20:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2015 | Keith Laing
    The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that authorities believe was deliberately crashed in the French Alps was certified by U.S. aviation officials. The co-pilot, 28-year-old Andreas Guenter Lubitz, was granted status as an airman by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Jan. 6, 2012, according to the agency’s online database. French authorities have accused Lubitz of locking the captain of Germanwings Flight 9525 out of the cockpit and intentionally crashing the plane, killing all 150 people who were on board. The FAA certification lists Lubitz as a “private pilot (foreign based)” who is proficient in single engine landings and gliders....
  • A tidal wave of nip­ples sweeps Ice­land

    03/26/2015 10:11:17 AM PDT · by rey · 130 replies
    Mbl.Is ^ | 27 Mar 2015 | Ann Margret Bjornsson
    To­day is a #freethenip­ple day in Ice­land, a day in which a fem­i­nist wave has swept the coun­try. The day was par­tic­u­larly cel­e­brated in Reyk­javik's Uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges and an end­less amount of women tweeted their sup­port, and their nip­ples, in­clud­ing an MP. Here's a look at the day in pic­tures in which women went bra­less or top­less to show their sup­port. The in­ter­na­tional #freethenip­ple cause ad­dresses equal rights for men and women, a more bal­anced view of cen­sor­ship and the rights for all women the world over to breast­feed in pub­lic.
  • Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Situation in Yemen

    03/26/2015 9:23:45 AM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    White House Office of the Press Secretary ^ | 3/25/2015 | Bernadette Meehan
    The United States strongly condemns ongoing military actions taken by the Houthis against the elected government of Yemen. These actions have caused widespread instability and chaos that threaten the safety and well-being of all Yemeni citizens. The United States has been in close contact with President Hadi and our regional partners. In response to the deteriorating security situation, Saudi Arabia, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members, and others will undertake military action to defend Saudi Arabia’s border and to protect Yemen’s legitimate government. As announced by GCC members earlier tonight, they are taking this action at the request of Yemeni President...
  • Welcome to Roseland, on Chicago's south side, where Obama first promised hope and change

    03/26/2015 7:23:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | John Breslin
    EXCLUSIVE: Welcome to Roseland, on Chicago's south side, where Obama first promised hope and change - and where just days ago a gun battle left a 77-year-old great grandfather dead and his two-year-old neighbor in critical condition Welcome to Roseland, on Chicago's south side, the poverty plagued neighborhood where Barack Obama became politicized and starting forming his ideas of hope and change as a community organizer. And this is where just days ago a gun battle between two rival street gangs erupted that left a 77-year-old great grandfather dead, his kindergartner great-grandchild nursing a bullet would to his left arm...
  • Here comes Florida: The president takes another golf weekend

    03/26/2015 6:29:04 AM PDT · by bkopto · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    President Obama is off to the Treasure Coast of Florida this weekend, specifically Palm City. The local press is attentive, reporting that Mr. Obama will play a few rounds at the Floridian National Golf Club. Yeah, well. Rather than prattle on about the cost of operating Air Force One ($206,000 an hour), here’s the description of the course, just for the heck of it. “This stunning, yet formidable Par 71 will certainly impress. At 7,114 yards, the 18-hole course offers perfectly manicured rolling fairways and greens, demanding hazards, breathtaking views of the St. Lucie River, and is surrounded by natural...
  • Scott Walker on Bowe Bergdahl: They knew about this when they put lives at risk to rescue him

    03/26/2015 4:48:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    ....“When I think about this desertion charge, the thing that gets me the most frustrated is this administration gave up five Taliban, five Taliban for this guy, and I can’t, I mean, logic tells you all this information that they’re bringing against the sergeant now isn’t something that just happened since then,” Mr. Walker told radio host Hugh Hewitt. “This is stuff they knew about when they put American soldiers’ lives at risk to try and rescue him. And they gave up five Taliban leaders in return for a guy who now is going to be charged.” Sgt. Bergdahl was...
  • CBS World News Today – March 25, 1945

    03/26/2015 4:36:59 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 1 replies
    archive.org ^ | 3/25/45
    Bob Trout CBS World News Today
  • Flight 4U9525 Crash: Who was the Pilot in the Cockpit? Germanwings Pressed to Release Names

    03/26/2015 4:29:21 AM PDT · by drpix · 151 replies
    ibtimes.co ^ | 3/26/2015 | Johnlee Varghese
    The latest revelations over Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash have turned the focus on the pilots, but the German budget carrier has so far refused to identify them. One of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit moments before the crash, the data from the cockpit voice recorder has reportedly revealed, placing the pilots at the focal point of the investigation. However, the company has refrained from disclosing the identity of the pilots. According to the New York Times , data showed the pilot inside the cabin ignored the appeals of his colleague to open the cabin door. As time...
  • Chechnya Speaker Vows To Arm Mexico If U.S. Gives Weapons To Ukraine

    03/26/2015 4:21:19 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 41 replies
    The head of the legislature in Russia's Chechnya region says that Russia will provide arms to Mexico if Washington supplies weapons to Ukraine. Chechen Parliament Speaker Dukvakha Abdurakhmanov said the arms would be aimed at reigniting U.S.-Mexican disputes over “territories annexed by the United States in the American states of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and part of Wyoming.”  “We will perceive arms shipments to Ukraine as a signal to respond in kind,” Abdurakhmanov said in a March 24 statement posted on the Chechen parliament’s website. Abdurakhmanov is a close associate of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed strongman who...
  • 3D ARMY CROSSES MAIN IN 27-MILE DASH; 1ST HITS OUT; TOKYO REPORTS U.S. LANDING IN RYUKYUS (3/26/45)

    03/26/2015 4:17:22 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 27 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 3/26/45 | Drew Middleton, Gene Currivan, James MacDonald, Raymond Daniell, Bruce Rae, Lindesay Parrott, more
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  • The Latest: Airbus video shows safeguards against lockout

    03/26/2015 3:25:41 AM PDT · by tellw · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/26/15 | Associated Press
    By The Associated Press 10:42 a.m. (0942 GMT, 5:42 a.m. EDT) An Airbus training video shows that the A320 cockpit has safeguards in case one pilot inside becomes incapacitated while the other is outside, or if both pilots inside are unconscious. Normally, someone trying to get into the cockpit requests access and a camera feed or peephole lets the pilot decide whether to accept or specifically deny access. If there is no response, a member of the flight crew can tap in an emergency code again requesting access. If there is still no response, the door opens automatically. If, however,...
  • 50 years ago an astronaut smuggled a corned beef sandwich into space, and lived to regret the smell

    03/26/2015 3:06:21 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 9 replies
    National Post [Canada] / WashPost ^ | Mar. 26, 2015 | Rachel Feltman
    ... Young was supposed to be consuming the newly designed space food that NASA had sent up with them. To be fair, this proto-astronaut-grub was probably about as gross as a two-day-old sandwich. “Here I was, sitting over there flying and John was fooling around with the food, and all of a sudden he asked me if I wanted a corned beef sandwich,” Grissom said in an April 1965 interview with the Miami News. “I hadn’t counted on the pungent odor of corned beef in a closed cabin,” Young admitted in the same article. Grissom, who died several years later...
  • Obama International Airport? Emanuel floats idea of renaming O'Hare, Midway

    03/26/2015 2:51:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 25, 2015 | Bill Ruthhart
    Could Mayor Rahm Emanuel be thinking about renaming Chicago’s airports, perhaps after President Barack Obama? Emanuel brought up the airports' names during a candidate forum Wednesday night at Chicago State University. The topic came up as the mayor fielded a question on why he quickly proposed, then abandoned efforts to name a new North Side high school after Obama and the South Side’s Stony Island Parkway after the late Arthur Brazier, a revered African-American civic leader who founded the Woodlawn Organization and was pastor of the Apostolic Church of God for 48 years. "We have to, in some way, whether...
  • Egypt goes to war on ISIS, masses troops against Islamist Libyan stronghold at Darnah

    02/28/2015 6:21:11 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 26 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | February 28, 2015
    "Egypt goes to war on ISIS, masses troops against Islamist Libyan stronghold at Darnah" Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi has deployed his troops for all-out war on ISIS strongholds in Libya, the first Arab ruler to challenge the Islamists in a fellow Arab country .... Our Washington sources report that the Obama administration’s planned spring campaign to free Iraqi Mosul from the Islamic State’s occupation is stuck in the sand. Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike accuse the president of having no clear war strategy and of holding back from the US-led coalition the fighting manpower necessary for a successful operation. .......
  • Zuma's Anti-Black Remarks Reflect Racist Mentality - EFF

    03/25/2015 10:33:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    news24 ^ | 2015-03-25
    The EFF on Wednesday condemned President Jacob Zuma's alleged "anti-black" remarks made in a speech to the SA Local Government Association. "The Economic Freedom Fighters condemns the racist anti-black and self-hating remarks of President Zuma that poor South Africans are lazy particularly because whites are not in control," spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said. Speaking in Midrand on Tuesday, Zuma related an anecdote of a visit to an unnamed African country during the liberation struggle. "I got there and people were working very slowly, they were not in a rush, and I asked the comrade who was taking me, 'What's happening?' "He...
  • “He Shot a Cop:” Witness Captures San Jose Police Shooting on Video

    03/25/2015 7:11:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 | Lisa Fernandez and Jeff Clayt
    Anthony Mancilla was riding his bike home from a convenience store on Tuesday evening, when gunfire erupted along Senter Road. He saw a lot of police officers, "more than normal," and heard two gunshots - one of them that ended up fatally hitting Officer Michael Johnson, a 14-year-veteran of the San Jose police force and the first to die in the line of duty since 2001. VIDEO"Our Hearts Are Heavy": SJPD on Slain Officer Mancilla took out his cell phone and took some video. The scene showed San Jose police cars lined up along Senter Road. A horn blared. People...
  • Should Elizabeth Warren Run? A Debate With Myself

    03/25/2015 6:19:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Scene: A warm beach in the Caribbean (because as long as I'm setting a scene...), March of 2015Two women, both, curiously, named "Sally Kohn," recline and sip their drinks at they stare at the blue-green water, occasionally checking their addictive mobile devices for new emails, conversing about the third season of "House of Cards" and the political mess in Washington. They're both bold progressives and Democrats more by default than enthusiasm. The two Sallys are debating whether Sen. Elizabeth Warren should respond to the calls from the Boston Globe and others for her to enter the 2016 race, challenging likely...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 26 March 2015

    03/25/2015 6:00:52 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ CANINE CARE U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashly Lester carries Leska, a military working dog, off the operating table after a surgery to remove a broken incisor at the camp's medical facility on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 2, 2014. Lester is a military working dog handler. Leska made a full recovery from the surgery. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Dietrich Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have...
  • Supervisor John Avalos Wants 16-Year-Old Kids to Vote So They Can Also Feel Screwed by Politics

    03/25/2015 4:52:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed, Mar 25, 2015 | Benjamin Wachs
    San Francisco City Supervisor John Avalos recently put forward a ballot measure giving 16-year-old kids the right to vote in city elections, stating that they should have the right to be just as disappointed in democracy as everyone else. “I believe with all my heart that, if given the vote, teenagers will be every bit as satisfied with the American political system as African Americans, Hispanics, and women are,” Avalos said. “It’s their turn.” San Francisco Youth Commissioner Julie Lichter pointed out that, in many ways, 16 year olds are already failing to influence the political process. “Whether they’re marching...
  • Have You Seen This Escaped Inmate, Clad In His Skivvies?

    03/25/2015 4:18:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Chris Roberts
    SF Sheriff's Department Alexander Santiago-Gonzales, ex of an orange jumpsuit. The San Francisco County Jail is short an inmate today following yet another nighttime escape. Authorities are scouring the city today for Alexander Santiago-Gonzales, who bolted from jail custody at about 8:45 p.m. Monday, according to a release from the Sheriff's Department. Santiago-Gonzales, who has been in jail since last summer on a U.S. Marshal hold following a drug bust, was taking out the trash under the supervision of a sheriff's deputy when he took off running. He outran his jailer, the second jail inmate to beat out a deputy...
  • If Cruz Is ‘On Obamacare,’ So Are His 2016 Rivals

    03/25/2015 2:21:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 25, 2015 | Sam Baker
    Yes, Ted Cruz can buy insurance through Obamacare while remaining totally committed to repealing it. Just like his competitors for the 2016 presidential nomination. Cruz said Tuesday that he and his family will sign up for health insurance through the exchanges created by Obamacare, prompting plenty of chest-beating from Democrats looking to paint Cruz—a staunch opponent of the health care law—as a hypocrite. But Cruz isn't the only 2016 contender to turn to the exchanges. Sen. Rand Paul signed up when the marketplaces first opened. "It made me an unhappy person," he said at the time. Sen. Marco Rubio also...
  • Homeland Security watchdog faults visa official for helping insiders (Clinton, Reid, McAuliffe)

    03/25/2015 1:44:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | By Joseph Tanfani
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department intervened several times in projects with connections to insiders, including Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and a brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a report issued by the department's watchdog Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, while head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, created an "appearance of favoritism" in a program that offers visas to wealthy foreigners willing to invest in American companies, the report says, though it stops short of saying Mayorkas was guilty of wrongdoing. More than 15 whistle-blowers came forward to complain that Mayorkas was giving special treatment to...
  • Former OU Frat Member to Speak Out Wednesday

    03/25/2015 1:03:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Sean Murphy
    Levi Pettit, a former OU student and member of SAE fraternity, will address the media.A former University of Oklahoma student who led a racist chant apologized personally to the leader of Oklahoma's Legislative Black Caucus and plans to meet with more civic leaders before speaking publicly about the incident for the first time, a state senator said Wednesday. Sen. Anastasia Pittman, an Oklahoma City Democrat, said the student, Levi Pettit, called her personally to apologize after he and another fraternity member were caught on video earlier this month leading a chant that referenced lynching and used a racial slur to...
  • 29-Year-Old Woman Kidnapped from Vallejo Found Safe: Police

    03/25/2015 12:38:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Police said Wednesday that 29-year-old Denise Huskins, who was kidnapped from a Vallejo home Monday morning, was found safe. Lt. Kenny Park of the Vallejo Police Department told reporters at a press conference Wednesday morning that they are still treating the case as a kidnap and ransom situation."There's nothing to indicate otherwise," he said. Park said that Vallejo police had received a phone call from Huntington Beach police at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday reporting Huskins had been found safe at an undisclosed location. Vallejo police will be questioning Huskins soon, Park said. Huskins' boyfriend claims an intruder broke into his Mare...
  • Michelle Obama Redecorates The Old White House Family Dining Room (w/horrific $290,000 paintings)

    03/25/2015 11:13:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 152 replies
    Visitors to the White House on Tuesday saw a side of the mansion that had previously been hidden from public view. The Old Family Dining Room, once a private space for first family meals, has been refurbished by Michelle Obama in her first major attempt to leave her mark on the interior of the historic house. The dining room, used in recent decades as a staging area for State Dining Room events, has been thoroughly modernized. The works added to the room are bold, including a custom-made rug based on a 1950 weaving by Anni Albers. Most of the artists...
  • White House: U.S. has 'succeeded' in Yemen, as President Hadi flees country

    03/25/2015 11:05:19 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 25, 2015 | Brian Hughes
    A White House spokesman said American efforts in Yemen are a "template that has succeeded," even as President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was forced to flee the country by boat. White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday said that the U.S. still had Yemeni extremists in its crosshairs. According to media reports, Hadi fled the presidential palace in Yemen as rebels attempted an armed takeover of the city of Aden. Earnest told reporters that U.S. officials were not aware of Hadi's destination but insisted that American officials still had a level of control over the chaotic situation. "We have...
  • Ted Cruz: 'Nothing Like the Warm Embrace of the Mainstream Media'

    03/25/2015 10:59:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 5 replies
    CNS ^ | March 25, 2015 | Susan Jones
    "Well, look, there's nothing like the warm embrace of the mainstream media," Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox New Tuesday night, after various liberal media outlets bashed him as a "scary," "dangerous," "slimy" no-compromiser with a "hardline conservative message." For starters. The day after announcing his presidential ambitions, Cruz told Megyn Kelly one of his "favorite comments" came from the New York Times, which said that Cruz could not be swayed by the Washington elites, who hate him. "And I have to admit, my immediate thought was, holy cow, do I have to disclose that to the Federal Election Commission (the...
  • Gallup: Concern About Environment Down – Americans Worry Least About Global Warming

    03/25/2015 8:36:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) -- Americans’ concern over environmental issues such as water and air pollution and extinction of species is down from last year, and the data show that of all green issues, Americans worry the least about global warming (or climate change), according to Gallup. As part of its annual Environmental survey, which Gallup has done for more than two decades, the surveyors on March 5-8 asked, “I’m going to read you a list of environmental problems. As I read each one, please tell me if you personally worry about this problem a great deal, a fair amount, only a little,...
  • CONFESSION: Liberals Admit CO House Gerrymandered to Favor Dems

    03/24/2015 7:35:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | March 23, 2015
    After last election cycle, when Colorado House Republicans received 189,000 more votes than House Democrats, we began to highlight how grossly gerrymandered the statehouse has become. Now, even the liberals at the Daily Kos blog are acknowledging that the Colorado House is the Democrats’ “best chamber” in the entire nation. It favors Democrats even more than California’s general assembly. The reapportionment process is obviously deeply flawed ... Democrat obstructionists in the House should be careful. While they may think they’re the party of the people, they’re not actually representing the majority of people who voted in the last election. And...
  • ISIS Chemical Weapon Attack - in Indonesia?

    03/25/2015 6:30:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/3/15
    Indonesian terrorists believed to have returned from fighting with the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria are suspected of being behind an attempted chlorine bomb attack in a shopping mall last month, police said Wednesday. The homemade device - made up of several bottles and a detonator - was discovered in the mall south of Jakarta after it failed to go off properly. Police said it was the first such attack ever attempted in Indonesia. National Police Inspector General, Tito Karnavian, said the use of the chlorine resembled tactics employed by ISIS jihadists, who have taken over a vast swath...
  • BEN CARSON: OBAMA IS A PSYCHOPATH

    03/25/2015 6:28:49 AM PDT · by bkopto · 47 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | March 25, 2015 | staff
    A new profile in GQ magazine quotes presidential hopeful Ben Carson likening President Barack Obama to a psychopath. In the piece for the magazine’s April 2015 issue, Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and conservative darling, reacted to Obama’s State of the Union address. Carson’s business manager said the president looks good, and Carson responded by likening the president to a “psychopath.” “Like most psychopaths,” Carson grumbled. “That’s why they’re successful. That’s the way they look. They all look great.”
  • ‘Sick to my stomach’: O’Keefe strikes again! Cornell dean says ISIS, Hamas welcome on campus [video]

    03/25/2015 5:39:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Twitch.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    The latest from investigative filmmaker James O’Keefe is just unreal. A Project Veritas undercover reporter visited Cornell University under the guise of “Ali,” a student from Morocco who was thinking about attending the school and he wanted a little information on how Cornell would react if he wanted to start on new club on campus. A club to support terrorist organizations like Hamas and ISIS:
  • Obama reportedly snubs NATO chief as Russia makes new threats against allies

    03/25/2015 5:26:56 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2015
    President Barack Obama reportedly will not meet with NATO's new secretary general when he is in Washington this week, despite requests from the alliance chief's staff for a get-together. Bloomberg View reported Tuesday that Jens Stoltenberg's office requested a meeting with Obama in advance of his scheduled visit, but did not receive any response from the White House. Instead, Bloomberg View reported that Stoltenberg had to settle for a last-minute meeting with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.