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  • ACTRESS’ BOMBSHELL: ‘COS’ RUBBED ME THE WRONG WAY (Bill Cosby 2000)

    12/24/2014 10:09:15 PM PST · by SteveH · 42 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 2, 2000 | Mark Stamey
    A stunning actress who asked Bill Cosby for career advice accused the comedy legend of hanky-panky after the two dined alone at his swank East Side townhouse, law-enforcement sources said yesterday. Lachele Covington, 20, who has appeared on Cosby’s CBS TV show, filed a police report saying the beloved comedian put her hand under his T-shirt and guided it south toward his sweatpants, the sources said. But Covington said she pulled her hand away — and that was the end of that. She told Cosby she was leaving and he said, “That’s fine.”
  • De Blasio Confronts a Crisis Over the Police and Race With a Practiced Calm

    12/24/2014 6:25:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/23/14 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, NIKITA STEWART
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, confronting the gravest crisis of his young administration, has been by turns composed and defiant, empathetic and indignant, urging calm in one moment and lashing out in frustration the next. In other words, he has acted like himself: a confident but mercurial leader whose singular political style has not wavered, even in the face of a potentially career-defining flash point over the police and race. In a sharp turn from his predecessors — the pugnacious, prosecutorial Rudolph W. Giuliani and the business-minded Michael R. Bloomberg — Mr. de Blasio, a political professional who promised a warmer,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Merry CHRISTmas, Troops!! ~ 25 December 2014

    12/24/2014 6:00:06 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 173 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    For Unto You Is Born This Day... A Savior...Christ The LordMerry CHRISTmas!! LUKE 2:1-20 King James Version (KJV) 1..And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2..(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3..And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4..And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of...
  • Bachmann: Obama embraced 'agenda of Islamic jihad'

    12/24/2014 5:22:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/14 | David McCabe
    Outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says President Obama has embraced the “agenda of Islamic jihad” at every turn. “I have been very surprised, to answer your question, to see the president of the United States, at every turn, cut the legs off of our ally Israel, and in fact embrace and lift up the agenda of Islamic jihad,” she said in an interview released Wednesday with "Washington Watch," a radio show produced by the socially conservative Family Research Council. Bachmann criticized the president for writing to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to encourage a deal on Tehran's nuclear program....
  • $2 Million Missing After Hong Kong Van Spills Cash On Road

    12/24/2014 1:54:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/24/14 | Zoe Mintz
    **SNIP** Hong Kong police have asked anyone who grabbed the money to return it authorities as soon as possible. “Otherwise, they may have committed the crime of theft,” Wan Siu-hong, a district police officer, told reporters, according to Radio Television Hong Kong. There was an estimated 35 million Hong Kong dollars --- $4.5 million US -- in the van. About $2.5 million has been recovered. Nearly $2 million is missing, according to the police. The van belongs to G4S, a British security company. According to the South China Morning Post, the company said it was liable for the multimillion-dollar loss...
  • Fox News Blacked Out On Dish Network After Failed Contract Negotiations

    12/24/2014 11:25:16 AM PST · by yoe · 40 replies
    AOL ^ | December 22, 2014 | Kristen Felicetti
    f your TV provider is satellite provider Dish Network, you weren't watching Fox News Channel or Fox Business this weekend. On Saturday, after Fox and Dish Network failed to agree on a new contract, (link) This affected Dish's approximately 14 million subscribers. This halts ongoing negotiations between Dish and Fox over the last several weeks, and now, things are getting ugly, with both sides blaming the other. According to Dish, Fox News attempted to increase fees for sports and entertainment channels during the contract's negotiation, which did not include those channels. "It's like we're about to close on a house...
  • S. Korea: Deadline looms as hackers threaten to destroy control systems of nuclear facilities

    12/24/2014 5:36:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Arirang News ^ | 2014-12-24 | Connie Kim
    Deadline looms as hackers threaten to destroy control systems of nuclear facilities Updated: 2014-12-24 20:35:49 KST The investigation team is closing in on the hacker who is threatening to release thousands of nuclear reactor data. Authorities say they have traced the attack to multiple IP addresses in Shenyang, China. They haven't ruled out North Korea's involvement since the city is close to the border. Authorities believe the attack was planned for two years, and that more than one person is responsible. They had discovered earlier in the week that the Twitter ID being used by the hacker was registered in...
  • Why there are so many kooky conspiracy theories about oil

    12/24/2014 4:50:47 AM PST · by thackney · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chris Mooney
    The sudden, dramatic drop in oil prices has changed the world almost overnight. Russia's facing an economic crisis, and U.S. consumers are saving a fortune at the pump. The reasons for the sudden swing are not particularly glamorous: They involve factors like supply and demand, oil companies having invested heavily in exploration several years ago to produce a glut of oil that has now hit the market -- and then, perhaps, the "lack of cohesion" among the diverse members of OPEC. But now, right on cue, out come the conspiracy theorists — including Vladimir Putin — to tell us what's...
  • 5,000 ALLIED PLANES SLOW GERMAN ADVANCE; FOE NEARER SEDAN, BUT SOUTH FLANK IS DENTED (12/24/44)

    12/24/2014 4:46:51 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 27 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/24/44 | Drew Middleton, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • ( Islamic State ) Women And Girls Forced Into ISIS Sex Slavery Attempt Suicide

    12/23/2014 10:17:31 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec. 23, 2014
    Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State jihadist group have committed suicide or tried to, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. IS militants have overrun swathes of Iraq since June, declared a cross-border caliphate also encompassing parts of neighbouring Syria, and carried out a litany of abuses in both countries. The group has targeted Yazidis and other minorities in north Iraq in a campaign that rights group Amnesty said amounted to ethnic cleansing, murdering civilians and enslaving others for a fate that some captives consider even worse than death. "Many of those...
  • Nine shot while playing basketball in Miami-Dade park are expected to live

    12/24/2014 2:25:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 23, 2014 | Charles Rabin
    The day after yet another brazen drive-by shooting left nine people wounded, it was quiet at Arcola Park Tuesday. There was no sign of the disruption and panic that left dozens of people scrambling for cover only a few hours earlier....... .......And though major crimes in Miami-Dade and around the country are near all-time lows — even shooting deaths — the number of high-profile mass drive-by shootings, especially in the county’s Northern District this year, has been alarming. In August, two men in a dark SUV pulled up to an apartment complex on the edge of Liberty Square and opened...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Christmas Tradition Are You Quiz - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

    12/23/2014 5:59:54 PM PST · by LUV W · 164 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too !! | Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What CHRISTMAS Tradition Are You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly. MERRY CHRISTMAS Y'ALL!
  • PM’s harsh reaction to EU initiatives may come back to haunt him

    12/23/2014 3:07:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 19/12/14 | Raphael Ahren
    When it became clear earlier this month that Israel was headed for early elections, some international policymakers were undecided as to whether to maintain their push for an Israeli-Palestinian agreement or take a hiatus of three-plus months. Some European officials figured that it wouldn’t make much sense to press ahead until Israel had a new government with a fresh mandate from the people to take the decisions required for an accord. Overt pressure on Jerusalem in the course of the campaign would also likely help the right-wing parties, these officials calculated, and they consequently urged their governments to refrain from...
  • Jewish terror victim hid Arab Zionist teen during Gaza war

    12/23/2014 2:43:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 22/12/14 | Tamar Pileggi
    It sounds like the plot of a novel. A Jewish tour guide who survived a Palestinian terror attack that left her Christian friend dead helped shelter an Arab teen who got death threats after voicing support for Israel’s summer operation in Gaza. Pic British-born Kay Wilson said that she helped hide Mohammad Zoabi throughout the summer war in Gaza, before he was able to flee to the United States in fear of his life. Seventeen-year-old Zoabi, an Israeli Arab from Nazareth, was forced to leave the country after receiving death threats for posting a YouTube video harshly condemning the kidnapping...
  • North Korea Internet hit by 2 more outages

    12/23/2014 1:51:03 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    WCNC ^ | December 23, 2014 | Doug Stanglin and Elizabeth Weise
    North Korea Internet hit by 2 more outages Doug Stanglin and Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY 2:07 p.m. EST December 23, 2014 North Korea's Internet service, which was out for almost 10 hours on Monday, went down two more times on Tuesday, including a 31-minute stretch, according to Dyn Research. The Manchester, N.H., company that tracks internet traffic and performance said "connectivity problems continue." The initial instability emerged Sunday followed by the full shutdown for nine and and a half hours on Monday. The two outages onTuesday included one that lasted from10:41 a.m. ET to 11:12 a.m.ET.
  • Mutual Broadcasting System: Frank Singiser and the News (December 23, 1944)

    12/23/2014 1:14:15 PM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    archive.org ^ | 12/23/44
    Frank Singiser MBS News, with Frank Singiser
  • Hanoi Jane Fonda to Build Shrine to Herself

    12/23/2014 11:16:41 AM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 54 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Hanoi Jane Fonda announced this week that she will build a shrine to herself. Maybe she’ll include a Viet Cong tank and a Communist flag? In 1972 “Hanoi” Jane Fonda applauded an NVA anti-aircraft gun crew during her trip to North Vietnam. These guns were used to shoot down American planes and contributed to the deaths of American Airmen. Jane Fonda once said, “If you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that we would some day become communist.” Jane Fonda made the announcement this week after “backsliding a bit of late” in terms...
  • Students Rally Around Peer With ‘No Sympathy’ For Dead Cops At $60,000-A-Year Brandeis

    12/23/2014 10:31:10 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12-23-2014 | ERIC OWENS
    Students at Brandeis University spent Monday effusively supporting Khadijah Lynch, their fellow student who took to Twitter to celebrate the brutal, execution-style murder of two New York Police Department officers this weekend.“i have no sympathy for the nypd officers who were murdered today,” Lynch had spouted on Saturday afternoon. “lmao, all i just really dont have sympathy for the cops who were shot. i hate this racist ****ing country,” the junior also tweeted. (RELATED: Fancypants College Student: ‘No Sympathy’ For Brutally Executed Cops)Another Brandeis student, Daniel Mael, publicized these and other fanatical tweets from Lynch’s then-public Twitter account on Truth...
  • Ruble continues to gain as exporters are ordered to sell foreign currency

    12/23/2014 9:06:17 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 23 Dec 2014 | By Andrey Ostroukh
    <p>MOSCOW — The ruble extended its rebound, hitting the highest levels in two weeks Tuesday, as Russian authorities ordered major state companies to sell foreign currency to stabilize the market.</p> <p>The order, which applies to big exporters including Gazprom OGZPY, -0.41% and Rosneft RU:ROSN is part of a package of stabilization measures that the government and central bank have imposed to pull the ruble USDRUB, -1.12% back from the record lows set during last week’s currency crisis. So far, the authorities have kept promises not to impose administrative controls on capital flows or ruble convertibility, sticking instead to less-formal steps.</p>
  • NYC MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO BLAMES MEDIA FOR ‘DIVIDING OUR CITY’ (video)

    12/23/2014 8:37:13 AM PST · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    breitbart.com/big-journalism ^ | 12-23-2014 | John Hayward
    There’s nothing quite like the fury of a cornered political hack. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a remarkable press conference on Monday afternoon where he blamed the media for creating the air of paranoia and racial tension currently hanging heavy over the Big Apple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IQAh5MAkO8“What are you guys gonna do? Are you gonna keep dividing us?” de Blasio demanded of reporters, angry at them for daring to report the ugly behavior of certain demonstrators. You can tell from his body language that de Blasio feels the wall pressing hard against his back. He needed a scapegoat, fast,...
  • REPORT: PROTESTERS YELL AT NYPD AT SLAIN OFFICER MEMORIAL

    12/23/2014 4:29:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN Correspondent Sara Ganim reported that a small group of protesters were yelling at police officers who had gathered to pay their respects at a memorial to slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Monday. While Ganim said that most of the people who had showed up were paying their respects to the officers, she added “I do, just in full disclosure, want to say that in the last couple of minutes, for the first time today, we’ve seen protesters come out here and start yelling at groups of police who are mourning their slain police officers.”
  • Report: America’s Prison Population Is Growing Again (Holder lied?)

    12/23/2014 4:58:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/14 | Stav Ziv
    The ACLU calls the U.S. the largest jailer in the world, holding roughly 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite the fact that national population represents only 5 percent of the world’s. After a three-year decline in the incarcerated population that began in 2010—a hopeful counter to decades of growth—the number of people in prison in the United States increased again last year, according to a report released on Friday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The U.S. has the highest prison population rate in the world, according to the U.K.-based International Centre for Prison Studies’ most recent...
  • Who Started New York’s Dead Cops Chant?

    12/23/2014 4:50:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jacob Siegel
    ".......An Instagram of that “No Cops No Prisons” banner displays a number of hashtags, including #turnuptheanger, a hashtag associated with TMOC. (The first mention of #turnuptheanger on Twitter, for example, directs to a Facebook page hosted by the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee NYC.) It’s not the only apparent link between the “dead cops” chant and TMOC. At the beginning of the video and before the call to kill police, you can hear what sounds like, “arms up, shoot back!” That slogan appears on TMOC’s Twitter account....... [SNIP] ......There are not many TMOC members willing to openly admit that they’re part...
  • GERMANS SWEEP WEST THROUGH LUXEMBOURG; REPORT PATTON ATTACKING ON SOUTH FLANK (12/23/44)

    12/23/2014 4:45:17 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 47 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/23/44 | Drew Middleton, Harold Denny, John MacCormac, George Axelsson, Milton Bracker, Frank L. Kluckhohn
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  • Former Bay Area Woman Accuses Cosby of Rape

    12/23/2014 4:32:22 AM PST · by SteveH · 36 replies
    abc 7 news ^ | November 26, 2014 | Carolyn Tyler
    A woman who worked at a Bay Area restaurant back in the 1970's is the latest to come forward accusing comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and raping her. Donna Motsinger now lives in New Mexico. "These women are not lying. I'm not lying, it's the honest to God truth," said Motsinger. Donna Motsinger met Bill Cosby back in the 70's. She was a single mom, working as a waitress at the Trident restaurant in Sausalito. It was then owned by the Kingston Trio and it was a mecca for stars. She says Cosby asked her to go see him perform...
  • North Korea's Internet back up after disruption

    12/22/2014 6:53:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | December 23, 2014 | Dana Ford
    North Korea's Internet back up after disruption By Dana Ford, CNN December 23, 2014 -- Updated 0246 GMT (1046 HKT) (CNN) -- North Korea's Internet was back up Tuesday after a more than nine-hour outage, according to Dyn Research, a company that monitors Internet performance. The disruption came amid an escalating war of words between the United States and North Korea over a massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures. "Usually there are isolated blips, not continuous connectivity problems. I wouldn't be surprised if they are absorbing some sort of attack presently," Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research, said...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Luke Air Force Base, Arizona ~ 23 DEC 2014

    12/22/2014 5:59:43 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 39 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Luke Air Force Base, ArizonaLuke Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located seven miles west of the central business district of Glendale, in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is also about 15 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona. Luke AFB is a major training base of the Air Education and Training Command, training pilots in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.The 56th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Luke. It is part of Air Education and Training Command. The wing is composed of four groups of 27 squadrons, including eight...
  • US Families Prepare For 'Modern Day Apocalypse'

    12/22/2014 5:56:30 PM PST · by bkopto · 170 replies
    Sky News UK ^ | 12/22/2014 | Dominic Waghorn
    An increasing number of Americans seem to think so, and they're preparing for the end. They call themselves preppers. Mainstream suburban Americans hoarding supplies and weapons while leading otherwise perfectly normal lives. It's a national phenomenon and it's supporting a doom boom industry worth many millions. Braxton Southwick is a typical father-of-six in Salt Lake City, who believes the nice suburban neighbourhood he lives in could soon be swept away by some kind of modern day apocalypse. Like other preppers, he's afraid of some impending catastrophe but also what that will do to American society. "I think that is what...
  • GOP report: Top IRS official considered admitting targeting before 2012 election -- but didn’t

    12/22/2014 5:35:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 2014
    A top IRS official considered going public with the agency’s targeting of conservative groups at a hearing just months before the 2012 presidential election but ultimately decided against revealing the bombshell news, according to a new report from a GOP-led House committee. Then-Deputy Commissioner Steven Miller wrote in an email in June 2012, about a month before a House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing, that he was weighing whether to testify to “put a stake” in the “c4” issue -- apparently a reference to allegations about politics playing a role in the agency’s denial of tax-exempt, 501(c)(4) status to conservative-leaning...
  • New York mayor will attend funeral of slain police officer

    12/22/2014 1:50:54 PM PST · by bkopto · 84 replies
    Virginia Gazette ^ | 12/22/2014 | Jonathan Allen
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will attend the funeral on Saturday for one of the two police officers killed over the weekend while they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn.
  • Mayor: No Politics, Protests Until Slain NYPD Officers Laid To Rest

    12/22/2014 12:45:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    CBS New York ^ | December 22, 2014
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on New Yorkers to focus on the families of two slain NYPD officers in the coming days as tensions continue to run high between the mayor and police. Speaking Monday at the Police Athletic League luncheon, de Blasio said it’s time to put aside political debates and protests until officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu are laid to rest. “Let’s accompany these families on their difficult journeys. Let’s see them through the funerals. Then, debate can begin again,” he said. “I think it’s a time for everyone to put aside...
  • PSA encourages kids to steal parents’ guns, hand over to teachers

    12/22/2014 12:18:11 PM PST · by redreno · 37 replies
    A startling new anti-gun ad released by a San Francisco-based production company encourages children to commit a series of crimes by stealing their parents’ guns and turning them over to school officials, The Daily Caller reported Monday. Sleeper 13 Productions released the controversial video on Dec. 13. It shows a pouty, young boy wandering into his parents’ bedroom, stealing a handgun out of their dresser drawer and then shoving it into his backpack
  • Bowdoin will waive tuition for son of slain NYPD officer

    12/22/2014 10:15:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | December 22, 2014 | Noel K. Gallagher
    Justin Ramos, a sophomore at Bowdoin, is the son of Rafael Ramos, who was killed in his patrol car with fellow officer Wenjian Liu on Saturday.Bowdoin College is waiving tuition for a sophomore student who is the son of one of the New York police officers killed Saturday in Brooklyn, campus officials announced Monday. Bowdoin will provide full financial aid to Justin Ramos, who is scheduled to graduate with the Class of 2017, for the remainder of his education. “We are eager to welcome Justin back to campus for the start of our second semester in January, or whenever he...
  • The Latest Tea Party Scam Called From (202) 750-2399 (Actual Headline)

    12/22/2014 9:36:00 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/22/2014 | Erick Erickson
    This phone number has called my home repeatedly for the past week. I have an unlisted phone number and am on the national do not call list, yet the calling continues. They called again right at 9 o’clock this morning to my unlisted, “do not call” number. The “do not call” part apparently does not apply to political and charitable calls. The caller ID says “Tea Party” and calls from (202) 750-2399. I figured I’d answer and see what was going on. A lady announces that she is calling on behalf of the tea party effort to support Sen. Rand...
  • Wicked Mobs, Cop Killers, and the Attorney General

    12/22/2014 9:28:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 21, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Wickedness has darkened this season of lights in Brooklyn. It is no surprise or accident that a ghoul like Ismaaiyl Brinsley bathed himself in messages of hate, racial division and anger and then chose to destroy lives. But Brinsley wasn’t alone in his racially soaked hatred of the police. For starters, a mob has Brinsley’s back. This seemingly disconnected mob has been on the prowl in the months since America learned of Ferguson, Missouri. They’ve smashed up windows of banks in Berkeley, burned up bakeries in Ferguson, and looted, burned, shot, robbed and killed across the nation. But such mobs...
  • SHOCK REPORT: US Paid $5 Billion & Released 5 Taliban Prisoners For Deserter Bergdahl (Video)

    12/22/2014 6:49:48 AM PST · by servo1969 · 74 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 12-22-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer, author of The Last Line, and Ret. Col. David Hunt joined Bill O’Reilly to give an update on the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap. Lt. Colonel Shaffer told Bill the Obama administration paid $5 billion and released five top Taliban Gitmo detainees in exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl. Obama celebrated the release of deserter Bowe Bergdahl with a White House press conference in the Rose Garden in May 2014.Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who was part of the negotiations, told Bill O’Reilly the US paid out $5 billion and traded five top Taliban detainees for Bergdahl. Bill O’Reilly:...
  • James Woods calls Al Sharpton a 'race pimp' and says the 'disgusting pig' is responsible...

    12/22/2014 6:02:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/14 | David Mccormack, Josh Gardner
    Actor James Woods took to Twitter on Sunday to blame the Rev. Al Sharpton, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and President Obama for being ‘responsible’ for the murder of two NYPD officers on Saturday. Sharpton came in for the worst of Woods’ abuse, with the former Academy Award nominee calling him a ‘race pimp’ and a ‘disgusting pig’. At one point on Sunday morning Woods’ tweeted: ‘This disgusting pig is DIRECTLY responsible for the murder of two good policemen. No discussion’.
  • Protest leaders hurry to disavow NYPD slayings

    12/22/2014 5:26:33 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Washington Post/MSN ^ | 12/21/2014 | Staff
    ( The Rev. Al Sharpton and family members of Eric Garner stressed their support of nonviolent protests following the deadly shootings of two New York City police officers. ) The ambush killing of two New York police officers Saturday has forced a burgeoning protest movement over police use of lethal force to address accusations that it bears some responsibility for violence carried out in the name of that cause. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in a Brooklyn neighborhood. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have posted...
  • Revolutionary lens restores complete vision to ageing eyes

    12/22/2014 4:06:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | December 22, 2014 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    New implant improves vision for older people struggling with cataracts, astigmatism, or long and short-sightedness. For many people getting older brings a catalogue of vision problems which make everyday tasks like reading and driving a major challenge. But a new lens implant which mimics the working of a youthful eye is giving sight back to people struggling with cataracts, astigmatism, or long and short-sightedness. It is the first lens that corrects for all types of vision problems at once and can be inserted in just a simple operation. It works at any distance and in any light condition, acting more...
  • At Demonstrations, a Change in Tone After Officers Are Killed

    12/22/2014 4:28:23 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 21 Dec 14 | LIZ ROBBINS and NIKITA STEWART
    For weeks after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of a black man, civil rights rallies in New York City had gathered momentum and spurred dialogue among activists and city officials. But the conversation, in one shocking instant on Saturday, took an unexpected turn. One day after two police officers were fatally shot at point-blank range as they sat in their squad car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, leaders of several groups who had been rallying for criminal justice reform scrambled to condemn the killings while still keeping the...
  • AMERICANS DRIVE 9 MILES INTO GERMAN FLANK, BUT ENEMY SPEARHEADS CUT TWO VITAL ROADS (12/22/44)

    12/22/2014 4:27:21 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 23 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/22/44 | Drew Middleton, Harold Denny, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Did China Help North Korea Hack Sony?

    12/22/2014 2:58:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2014/12/21 | Gordon G. Chang
    Did China Help North Korea Hack Sony? A “senior administration official” told CNN yesterday that Washington had asked Beijing for assistance in connection with the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a unit of Sony Corporation. “We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to share information, express our concerns about this attack, and to ask for their cooperation,” the official told the network. To enlist the Chinese to its side, the White House has avoided the ticklish issue of Beijing’s assistance to the Kim regime. So at the moment the Obama administration is blaming North Korea—and only North Korea—for the...
  • NAACP chief: Don't blame Democrats for NYPD shootings

    12/21/2014 6:20:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 131 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/14 | Justin Sink
    The head of the NAACP said it is “not fair” for the leader of a prominent police union and former Gov. George Pataki (R-N.Y.) to blame Democratic politicians for the deaths of two New York City police officers. “I don’t believe it’s fair to link the criminal insanity of a lone gunman to the peaceful protest and aspirations of many people across the country, including the attorney general, the mayor, and the president is simply not fair,” Cornell William Brooks, the president of the NAACP, told CBS's “Face the Nation.” Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed...
  • Republicans eye obscure budget tool to repeal ObamaCare

    12/21/2014 6:07:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/14 | Scott Wong
    Republicans on and off Capitol Hill are rallying behind using a rarely-deployed budget tool next year to dismantle ObamaCare. But the issue of how to use “budget reconciliation” has divided Republicans, with some calling for it to be implemented to overhaul the tax code or to push through major energy reforms. The tool is useful because it could allow newly-empowered Senate Republicans to pass legislation with a 51-vote simple majority rather than the usual 60, greatly increasing the chances of moving legislation to President Obama’s desk. And while Obama is certain to veto anything that tries to roll back his...
  • Obama: We May Place North Korea Back on Terror List

    12/21/2014 5:21:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/14
    tting North Korea back on its list of terrorism sponsors, after the hacking of Sony Pictures, reports the BBC. Speaking on CNN, Obama said a decision on the issue would be taken after a review, though he stressed that the attack was considered “an act of cyber-vandalism, not of war.” He said officials in Washington would examine all the evidence to determine whether North Korea should be put back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. "I'll wait to review what the finding are," Obama said, adding that he did not think the attack "was an act of war"....
  • France: Driver Runs Over People 'for the Children of Palestine'

    12/21/2014 5:15:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/14 | Ben Ariel
    A driver shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he ploughed into groups of people in the eastern French city of Dijon on Sunday evening, AFP reports. 11 people were injured, two of them seriously, in the attack, a source close to the investigation said. "The man, born in 1974, is apparently imbalanced and had been in a psychiatric hospital," the source told AFP, adding that "for now his motives are still unclear". The driver was arrested by police after targeting passersby at five different places in the city on Sunday evening, a police source said. "Nine people were lightly injured and two...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4: The Legacy ~ December 22, 2014

    12/21/2014 5:00:58 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 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 ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4:  The LegacyAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One Link to Part Two Link to Part Three             THE AIRLIFT'S LEGACY   The most obvious result of this confrontation was the 40-year Cold War with the Soviet Union, which ebbed with...
  • Ex-NYPD cop and father-of-five, 45, is killed in the line of duty in Florida in 3rd police slaying

    12/21/2014 3:41:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/14
    A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty early Sunday. Officer Charles Kondek, 45, was gunned down in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a call for service around 2 am., local police said. He was at Glen's Eureka Apartments responding to a noise complaint involving a suspect banging on residential doors — when the man allegedly shot him and fled in a car, WTSP reported.
  • Obama: Putin No 'Chess Master,' Not 'Someone Who Rolled Me'

    12/21/2014 11:06:24 AM PST · by bkopto · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/21/2014 | Staff
    "And right now, he's presiding over the collapse of his currency, a major financial crisis and a huge economic contraction," Obama said in the interview, which was recorded on Friday. "That doesn't sound like somebody who has rolled me or the United States of America. "
  • Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel (luxury pad - in China)

    12/21/2014 9:34:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/20/14 | Michael Daly
    North Korea is so isolated that rather than bring the Internet to its hackers, it brings them to it—in a swank hotel in China. The luxury hotel that has been called a command post for North Korean hackers would make for a unique holiday getaway and give you lots to talk about back home. “Surprisingly Great Hotel - Clean, Tasteful.... and North Korean!” says a trip advisor review for the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, China. For just $53, you get “a deluxe twin room,” including a North Korean breakfast considerably more substantial than those enjoyed by the vast majority of...