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  • Pro-Life Organizations Pledge to Risk Violating D.C. Anti-Discrimination Law

    05/05/2015 4:10:24 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/5/2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    Hours after the Senate allowed a controversial anti-discrimination law to officially take effect in the nation’s capital, a group of pro-life organizations released a joint statement pledging to continue operating in accordance with their beliefs—thereby putting themselves at risk of violating the law.“Despite the enactment of this unjust law, we will continue to hire employees who share our commitment to the dignity of every member of the human family,” reads the statement released by Alliance Defending Freedom, the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Americans United for Life and Americans United for Life Action, March for Life, Concerned Women...
  • BRITISH ELECTION COUNTDOWN: THE RECORD OF THE 'CONSERVATIVE' PRIME MINISTER

    05/05/2015 3:51:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    5/5/2015 | Self
    Back in the 1970's I remember watching actor Michael Caine explain that he was 'a socialist' but British taxes were just too high for upper income people like himself. In 2010 Caine was supporting the "New Tory" Conservative Party of David Cameron, a less rigid party ready to spend money on the welfare state. Now five years later Cameron's record leading a coalition government with the Liberal Democrat Party includes these highlights. 1. Doubling the country's national debt 2. Cutting police and fire budgets five to ten percent 3. Cutting defense spending leaving the RAF defending the Falkland Islands with...
  • Shooter in Graduation Party Murder Claims Gun Accidentally Went Off

    05/05/2015 12:43:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KBTX ^ | Mon 6 2015
    The man charged with murder after a Blinn Student was killed at a graduation party over the weekend says it was an accident. Ronald McNeil remains in the Brazos County Jail on $500,000 bond. McNeil claims he accidentally pulled the trigger which hit three people and a home behind the party. Joshua Miller lives behind the home where the party and shooting happened. "The shot came right here and entered right here into the master bedroom right here and the round was found right underneath my bed over there," said Miller of San Saba Drive in College Station. He was...
  • Boston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial

    05/05/2015 12:28:54 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    AP ^ | May 4, 2015 | Denise Lavoie
    For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand. Tsarnaev, 21, grabbed a tissue and repeatedly dabbed his eyes and cheeks while his aunt became so upset that she was unable to testify on his behalf as his lawyers try to persuade a federal jury to spare his life. Tsarnaev had maintained an uninterested expression since his trial began in January, most of the time staring straight ahead and only occasionally glancing...
  • Albuquerque police say women who stole credit card quickly made fake ID, enabling purchases

    05/05/2015 12:27:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    SNIP ...the women stole a purse from a dance studio on Wednesday and then within 30 minutes made a false New Mexico driver's license. Surveillance video showed the women using the stolen credit card to make purchases at drug store and a grocery store. Police said the operation is new to them and that it's surprising the women were able to produce a fake driver's license so quickly. SNIP
  • Garland Shooting Suspect Elton Simpson's Father Says Son 'Made a Bad Choice'

    05/05/2015 12:23:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Today FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpson's home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix conducting searches of the apartment. Officials believe Simpson is the person who sent out several Twitter messages prior to the attack on Sunday, in the last one using the hashtag #TexasAttack about half an hour before the shooting. Prior to that, the Twitter account holder had published messages sympathetic to Islamic terror groups such as ISIS. Dunston Simpson said his son worked at a dentist's office but was "on vacation" for the last few weeks and that the two last spoke three...
  • Scott Walker blames Obama, Clinton for world violence - meets with family of Iranian hostage

    05/04/2015 11:59:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2015 | Ashley Killough
    <p>Novi, Michigan(CNN)Gov. Scott Walker on Monday sought to use President Barack Obama's slipping popularity on foreign policy issues as a punching bag and sought to bolster his own credentials ahead of a likely presidential bid.</p> <p>Speaking in Novi, Michigan, the Wisconsin Republican rallied around the plight of a Michigan man who has been held hostage in Iran since 2011 and blasted Obama for failing to do enough on the missing man's behalf--as well as failing to ward off attacks by Islamic terrorists around the world.</p>
  • Police Rethink Long Tradition on Using Force

    05/04/2015 8:38:42 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 4, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — During a training course on defending against knife attacks, a young Salt Lake City police officer asked a question: “How close can somebody get to me before I’m justified in using deadly force?” Dennis Tueller, the instructor in that class more than three decades ago, decided to find out. In the fall of 1982, he performed a rudimentary series of tests and concluded that an armed attacker who bolted toward an officer could clear 21 feet in the time it took most officers to draw, aim and fire their weapon. The next spring, Mr. Tueller published his findings...
  • Communist Party of China Embraces Virtues of Religion in Diplomacy

    05/04/2015 8:28:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2015-5-4 | Chen Lijun
    Even though the Communist Party of China is officially atheist, and the central government was once wary of religion, subtle signs and increasing activities show there is a changing attitude towards religion in order to unite China and its neighbors. In March last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping stood in the offices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, and extolled the profound impact Buddhism has had on China. "Buddhism originated in ancient India," said Xi, the leader of the officially atheist Communist Party of China. "After it was introduced into China, the religion went...
  • Circling the Drain in Baltimore

    05/04/2015 8:04:01 PM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    JR Nyquist's website ^ | May 3, 2015 | JR Nyquist
    Circling the Drain in Baltimore Commentary for 3 May 2015 The NSA has made a coloring book for kids. Why not? Our intelligence community has been catering to adult children for the last fifty years. Political correctness at the NSA, as with the CIA, long ago reached a level incompatible with national security. The NSA even has an Earth Day mascot/cartoon character. As a provocation, political correctness is a scheme for neutralizing and discrediting America’s most important institutions. Long ago James Burnham explained that latter-day liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide. And who, in the end, will fight for...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Beale Air Force Base, California ~ 05 MAY 2015

    05/04/2015 5:58:41 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 50 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Beale Air Force Base, CaliforniaBeale AFB is the home of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and located outside of Linda, about 10 miles east of the towns of Marysville and Yuba City and about 40 miles north of Sacramento. Beale is a large base in terms of land and has five gates providing access on all sides of the base. Visitors enter the base through a main gate that local merchants, individuals and the Beale Military Liaison Committee donated $100,000 to construct. The base is home for approximately 4,000 military personnel.The 9th...
  • 'No Room' For Gays in Kenya, Says Deputy President

    05/04/2015 5:16:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Kenya's deputy president has said there is "no room" for homosexuality in Kenyan society, a widely-shared view in African countries that puts their leaders at odds with Western aid donors who back gay rights. William Ruto made the remarks at a church service on Sunday, the day U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks. The United States has been at the forefront of calls for gay rights in Africa and criticizes anti-gay laws on the continent. "The Republic of Kenya is a republic that worships God. We have no room for gays and those others," Ruto told a...
  • Immigrants to U.S. From China Top Those From Mexico

    05/04/2015 4:45:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 3, 2015 | Neil Shah
    Increasing numbers move to study, work and unite with families in the countrymove over, Mexico. When it comes to sending immigrants to the U.S., China and India have taken the lead. China was the country of origin for 147,000 recent U.S. immigrants in 2013, while Mexico sent just 125,000, according to a Census Bureau study by researcher Eric Jensen and others. India, with 129,000 immigrants, also topped Mexico, though the two countries’ results weren’t statistically different from each other. For the study, presented last week at the Population Association of America conference in San Diego, researchers analyzed annual immigration data...
  • Muslim Gunman Avoided No-Fly List, Then Received Probation After Judge Threw Out Terrorism Carge

    05/04/2015 4:41:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Elton Simpson, one of the Mohammed art-contest gunmen killed Sunday in Texas, dodged federal efforts to place him on the no-fly list and pin terrorism charges on him earlier this decade, receiving instead probation and a $500 fine. Simpson was found guilty in 2011 of making a false statement to FBI investigators regarding his plans to travel to Africa, for which he received three years’ probation, a $500 fine and another $100 charge, according to court documents posted online on the website scribd. The documents show that an FBI informant recorded hundreds of conversations with Simpson in which they discussed...
  • Do Americans trust Hillary Clinton? Not when she’s running for office.

    05/04/2015 4:30:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4 | Philip Bump
    Carly Fiorina is spending a lot of time making a key argument against the likely Democratic nominee for the presidency in 2016. Hillary Clinton, Fiorina told George Stephanopoulos in making her official announcement Monday, "clearly is not trustworthy, about a whole set of things." Hillary Clinton is not trustworthy, she said on "Fox and Friends" in April. "In effect, @HillaryClinton told us to trust her," Fiorina tweeted in March. "Nothing in her track record suggests we should do so." Americans seem to agree. Our Chris Cillizza outlined recent poll numbers showing that people don't consider Clinton to be trustworthy. But...
  • Danish Bus Ads on Israeli Settlements Brought to a Halt

    05/04/2015 3:22:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    El Arabiya ^ | Monday, 4 May 2015
    A Danish group on Monday vowed to expand an advertising campaign urging people to boycott products from Israeli settlements after the ads were dropped from Copenhagen buses. “It’s a clear attempt to deny us our freedom of speech,” Fathi El-Abed, chairman of the Danish Palestinian Friendship Association, told AFP after bus operator Movia last week pulled the campaign. “There is nothing whatsoever about this campaign that is harmful, discriminatory or hateful in any way,” he added.
  • Long Island Woman Who Ran Cancer Scam Gets Prison After Failing Rehab

    05/04/2015 3:18:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Prosecutors accused the woman of soliciting money from friends, neighbors and businesses in her communityNewsday reports a judge sentenced her Monday to up to three years in prison after learning she had failed out of the court-mandated drug program. Her attorney, George Duncan, says she got a violation in the program for smoking a cigarette.
  • 75% of Killings of Environmentalists Occur in LatAm: Report

    05/04/2015 3:10:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    InSightCrime ^ | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | David Gagne
    Over 75 percent of all environmentalists killed in 2014 were from either Central or South America, according to a new report, illustrating the high level of danger facing land activists and those threatening eco-trafficking interests across the region. Latin American countries accounted for five out of the six most violent places to be an environmentalist in 2014, according to a new report by non-governmental organization Global Witness (pdf). Brazil ranked first with 29 reported killings of land defenders, and Colombia was second with 24. However, the report noted Honduras registered the greatest number of murders of environmentalists per capita. Honduras...
  • Colorado Senate Halts Bill To Limit Native American Mascots

    05/04/2015 2:56:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Westword ^ | THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    In March, we told you about a bill that would have created a committee to determine if Native American mascots at schools were offensive and instituted a $25,000 per month fine against those that refused to abandon ones that failed to pass the test. See our previous coverage below. However, the legislation will not become law. Earlier this month, HB 15-1165, sponsored by Representative Joe Salazar, was approved by the state House by a 33-32 vote. Every Democrat save one voted in favor of the measure, while all 32 Republicans responded with nays. This didn't bode well for the proposal's...
  • Smith College to Admit Transgender Women

    05/04/2015 2:38:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2015 | Brandon Griggs
    In yet another sign of evolving attitudes toward gender identity, venerable Smith College will begin admitting transgender women. Its board of trustees voted Saturday to clarify Smith's admission policy, said college President Kathleen McCartney in an announcement on Smith's website. The new policy will pertain to students applying in fall 2015 and thereafter who identify as women, even if they were born male. "The board's decision affirms Smith's unwavering mission and identity as a women's college, our commitment to representing the diversity of women's lived experiences, and the college's exceptional role in the advancement of women worldwide," said the announcement...
  • Selfie-taking tourists shatter priceless Hercules statue

    05/04/2015 2:33:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 4, 2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Hercules has been crushed — because of a selfie! A couple of tourists are in hot water after climbing onto a priceless marble statue of the mythical Greek hero in the northern city of Cremona, Italy, the Daily Mail reported. The miscreants put too much weight on the statue at the Loggia dei Militi palace during their boneheaded bid to snap a photo of themselves — shattering the crown of the Statue of the Two Hercules.
  • NYPD officer (Brian Moore) shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead

    05/04/2015 12:40:44 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 47 replies
    AP via WSMV News ^ | 5/4/2015 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    NEW YORK (AP) - A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday evening shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital with his family at his bedside, including a father, uncle and cousin who were police officers. Dozens of uniformed officers stood at attention outside the medical center and lined...
  • Ex-Goldman Sachs Programmer’s Twisting Case Has a Few Turns Left

    05/04/2015 12:18:16 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 4, 2015 | By Peter J. Henning
    The legal journey of Sergey Aleynikov, the former Goldman Sachs computer programmer, has been almost Kafkaesque. The latest — but certainly not last — step came in a verdict last week in New York State court that hit all three possible outcomes: guilty of one charge of unlawful use of secret scientific material based on computer code he took from Goldman, a hung jury on a nearly identical charge, and an acquittal for unlawful duplication of computer-related material. The case began with Mr. Aleynikov’s arrest by federal agents nearly six years ago at the Newark Liberty International Airport. Since then,...
  • Populist opposites: On Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz

    05/04/2015 11:36:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good morning Austin: Today’s question. Who is more populist – Bernie Sanders or Ted Cruz? Bernie, right?I mean his campaign is all about – all about – wealth and income inequality and breaking up the incredible concentration of American wealth in the hands of a tiny few. He’s so far left in the Democratic Party that he’s not even actually a member of the Democratic Party. At a time when Democrats are afraid of being called “liberal,” he’s proud to call himself a socialist. He’s running against the Koch Brothers and Cruz is a creature of the Kochs. So, no...
  • Justice Department checked with White House before telling immigration judge amnesty already begun

    05/04/2015 11:15:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department checked with the White House before informing a federal judge that it was already carrying out part of President Obama’s immigration amnesty, administration attorneys revealed in documents filed in court late last week as they tried to head off a judicial spanking. The attorneys turned over the communications with the White House to Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who is hearing the major case challenging Mr. Obama’s 2014 deportation amnesty, but the lawyers pleaded with the court not to look at the documents on grounds that it would intrude on the president’s powers. Still, the revelation that the...
  • Pamela Geller DESTROYS onslaught of ridiculous attacks from CNN’s Alisyn Camerota

    05/04/2015 5:49:23 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 84 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/4/2015 | soopermexican
    I can’t say I didn’t see it coming. Instead of finding fault with the attackers that tried to KILL Pamela Geller for using her freedom of speech, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota calls her a bigot and attacks her on-air. Pamela handled it expertly and destroyed every criticism tossed her way. Here’s the first part:
  • (Vanity) Free Republic Moslem Cartoon Contest

    05/04/2015 10:24:59 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 92 replies
    Vanity | 5/4/15 | Yollopoliuhqui
    Pamela Geller puts her azz on the line for us, the least we can do is catch her pass and run it for a touchdown. there isn't a one of us who wouldn't take a bullet for her. She's attacking the lefty media and Islam at its Achilles heel - the 1st Ammendment and we need to exploit that breach. I've seen a lot of savvy, biting satire images and comments here on Free Republic, really funny stuff that will hold up in any venue. We got the chops and now it's time to use them and create a Conservative...
  • Official Identifies One Suspect in Attack at Texas Anti-Islam Event

    05/04/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by Salman · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 4, 2015 | By MANNY FERNANDEZ and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    GARLAND, Tex. — One of the two gunmen who were killed Sunday after opening fire at an event where people were invited to present cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was identified on Monday by a law enforcement official as a man who had previously been labeled by the F.B.I. as a jihadist terrorism suspect. Police officers shot and killed the man, identified as Elton Simpson of Phoenix, and his companion Sunday evening, outside the Curtis Culwell Center, at an event organized by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a New York-based group that also uses the name Stop Islamization of America....
  • DOENITZ IN COPENHAGEN, PEACE TALK SEEN; NORTH FRONT COLLAPSES, 150,000 CAPTURED (5/4/45)

    05/04/2015 4:19:25 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 64 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/4/45 | George Axelsson, Clifton Daniel, Drew Middleton, C.L. Sulzberger, Virginia Lee Warren, Warren Moscow
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  • “The Valley of Decision,” “The Clock,” “It’s a Pleasure,” “See My Lawyer” (Movie Reviews-5/4/45)

    05/04/2015 4:07:40 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/4/45 | Bosley Crowther, T.M.P., A.W., J.R.L.
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  • Wisconsin FoodShare fraud crackdown questioned (12-fold increase under Gov. Scott Walker)

    05/04/2015 2:26:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    LaCrosse Tribune ^ | May 4, 2015 | Bill Lueders Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
    MADISON—Under Republican Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin has seen a nearly 12-fold increase in the number of people suspended annually from the state’s food stamp program for fraud.The suspensions for “intentionally violating program rules” are part of a larger get-tough approach to people receiving federally funded nutrition assistance, called FoodShare in Wisconsin. Walker has also introduced new work rules for some FoodShare recipients, and proposes to seek a federal waiver to begin requiring all adult participants of the program to undergo drug testing.In 2011, Walker’s first year as governor, 102 people were suspended from the FoodShare program for violating program rules,...
  • Spurred by Scott Walker budget, parents rally for public school funds [Dems, teachers unions]

    05/04/2015 1:56:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | May 3, 2015 | Erin Richards, covers K-12 in urban and suburban Milwaukee, state politics re: education
    When Wauwatosa parent Darnelle Kaishian first heard about the K-12 budget cut in Gov. Scott Walker's biennial state budget proposal, she wondered: What would that actually mean for her schools? When she and some other parents heard that the cut would amount to about $900,000 for Wauwatosa next year and that art, some orchestra, an Advanced Placement course or school maintenance work could be trimmed, they sprang into action. Six weeks later, they've created websites and yard signs and T-shirts, knocked on doors, talked to neighbors and launched a letter-writing campaign that has blasted lawmakers with more than 2,000 pieces...
  • Sessions: Trade deal opens immigration floodgates, OK's future Obama changes to "living agreement"

    05/03/2015 11:28:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 3, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama's bid for fast track trade authority along with a huge Asian trade deal fell into further trouble Sunday night when a key Republican senator charged that the deals open the door to more immigration and let the administration make future changes without congressional approval. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions delivered the bruising blow when he raised five questions about the Trade Promotion Authority speeding through Congress and the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal that TPA would help push. "The president has circumvented Congress on immigration with serial regularity. But the TPA would yield new power to the executive to...
  • Election 2016: Conservative Review Dings Rubio, Paul In First Presidential Report Card (Not Cruz)

    05/03/2015 10:34:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 3, 2015 | Ginger Gibson
    The Conservative Review hands out its first report card for 2016 Republicans Monday, and two candidates get schooled. According to the group, which was formed last year to score GOP lawmakers' adherence to conservative dogma, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky need improvement. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz earns top grades -- just as he used to at Princeton and Harvard Law. International Business Times got an early look at the ratings of the three Republicans who have officially launched presidential campaigns. The Review graded them on criteria including immigration, foreign policy and "moral issues" like abortion,...
  • 2 gunmen killed, guard shot outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas (New Info)

    05/03/2015 8:53:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 80 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/3/15 | Matt Pearce
    Two gunmen were killed and a security guard wounded in an attack outside a controversial Dallas-area event Sunday evening where organizers were holding a contest for cartoons featuring the Muslim prophet Muhammad, police said. The shooting in Garland, a Texas suburb about 20 miles from Dallas, was preceded by messages from two social media accounts that supported extremist Islamic viewpoints. One tweet, sent at 6:35 p.m., used the hashtag "#texasattack." The user wrote, “May Allah accept us as mujahideen.” Attendees inside the conference didn’t get word about the shooting until 6:50 p.m. -snip- Two social media accounts tweeted messages about...
  • In Photos: Milan's May Day 'No Expo' Riots

    05/03/2015 5:07:57 PM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies
    Vice.com, Vice Media ^ | May 3, 2015 | Photos by Stefano Santangelo, words by Leonardo Bianchi
    [Photos behind link.] This article originally appeared on VICE Italy Clashes broke out between police and anti-Expo 2015 demonstrators in the northern Italian city of Milan, on May 1st. Expo – a six-month food-themed world fair – has come under fire from protesters, who are angered by a corruption scandal involving senior government and Expo officials. When it secured the rights to host the Expo seven years ago, the Italian government set aside €1.3 billion for that purpose. Now many fear the investment will go directly into the pockets of the corporations involved in the fair, instead of benefiting their...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lewis L Millett ~ May 4, 2015

    05/03/2015 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 104 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 ~Lewis L. MillettStory from this website.             Lewis Lee Millett, Sr. (December 15, 1920 – November 14, 2009) was a United States Army officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading the last major American bayonet charge.   Early life Millett was born on...
  • Kentucky Democrats happy to avoid contentious primary for governor as they watch the GOP horse race

    05/03/2015 12:26:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/2/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    As throngs of Kentucky Derby-goers packed Churchill Downs on Saturday, Kentucky Democrats are enjoying another race that could come down to the wire later this month: the Republican gubernatorial primary. “It’s a lot of fun,” House Speaker Greg Stumbo said of the four-way GOP primary. Gov. Steve Beshear added: “They’re having a good time it looks like among the four of them going back and forth.” This year’s race for the governorship is an oddity, with only Attorney General Jack Conway seeking the Democratic nomination among prominent contenders after a rich history of competitive primaries when that office is open....
  • Newspaper ad revenue continued its precipitous free fall in 2014, and it’s likely to continue

    05/02/2015 8:45:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    AEI ^ | April 30, 2015 | Mark J. Perry
    it’s possible that the attention the ad revenue charts were generating on the Internet may have contributed to the decision by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) in 2013 to suddenly stop its long-standing practice of reporting quarterly advertising revenue data, and switch to releasing only annual data ... In a 2013 interview, NAA CEO Caroline Little was quoted as saying that she and the organization’s board decided it was time to stop beating themselves up four times a year with the negative numbers. ... Newspaper print advertising revenues of just $16.4 billion in 2014 fell to the lowest level...
  • President Obama, Are You Listening?

    05/03/2015 11:59:59 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 2, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    The scenes of Baltimore set ablaze this week have many Americans thinking: What can be done to rescue families trapped in an inner-city culture of violence, despair and joblessness? There are no easy answers, but down the road from Baltimore in Washington, D.C., an education program is giving children in poor neighborhoods a big lift up. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which (George W. Bush) signed into law in 2004, has so far funded private-school tuition for nearly 5,000 students, 95% of whom are African-American. They attend religious schools, music and arts schools, even elite college-prep schools. Last month at...
  • Ohio governor: Police standards board 'will bridge this gap'

    05/03/2015 10:24:32 AM PDT · by EBH · 11 replies
    Associated Press/NewsPress-Now ^ | 4/29/2015 | Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A first-ever Ohio police standards board will lay out rules for law enforcement over the proper use of deadly force, Gov. John Kasich announced Wednesday in a move sparked by a series of fatal police shootings, including the November death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland. The 12-member Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board will create standards for hiring, recruiting and local community interaction — such as such as addressing safety issues and educating people on the daily challenges faced by officers — Kasich said. Kasich said the state will heal its communities and "get ahead of...
  • BERLIN FALLS TO RUSSIANS, 70,000 GIVE UP; 1,000,000 SURRENDER IN ITALY AND AUSTRIA (5/3/45)

    05/03/2015 5:44:17 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 26 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/3/45 | Cyrus L. Sulzberger, Virginia Lee Warren, John MacCormac, Lindesay Parrott, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Hillary Doesn't Like Unpaid Internships, but Clinton Foundation Sure Does

    05/03/2015 5:35:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 30, 2015 | Katie Zavadski
    The charity spent $30 million on salaries last year but not one cent on interns, unlike the Ford or Gates Foundations. What gives? Hillary Clinton may be running for president as a champion for the middle class, but the Clinton Foundation’s interns do not get paid. “Businesses have taken advantage of unpaid internships to an extent that it is blocking the opportunities for young people to move on into paid employment,” Clinton said at UCLA in 2013. “More businesses need to move their so-called interns to employees.” That doesn’t happen at her own business, the Clinton Foundation that Bill started...
  • Three survive eight days under Nepal quake rubble; but many trekkers dead

    05/03/2015 5:17:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2015
    Three people were pulled out alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal's devastating earthquake, an official said on Sunday, but rescuers have found about 50 bodies on a popular trekking route that was hit by an avalanche. The current toll of 7,056 dead is likely to rise as an entire village was carried away by the avalanche and many more people are believed to have died, officials said. -excerpt- The entire village of Langtang was wiped out by the avalanche, said Ganga Sagar Pant, the head of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal... -excerpt- The village...
  • Washington - On Hillary Clinton's Age, Republican Rivals Imply -- But Never Say -- She's Old

    05/03/2015 4:23:00 AM PDT · by lbryce · 39 replies
    REuters ^ | may 1, 2015 | Staff
    Her campaign barely three weeks old, Hillary Clinton already has been attacked by Republicans on everything from donations to her family’s charitable foundation, to her tenure as secretary of state and her ties to Wall Street. But her rivals, and the political action committees that support them, are treading more carefully on one incendiary subject: her age . If elected in November 2016, Clinton would be, at 69, the second-oldest person to take the presidential oath for the first time, behind only Ronald Reagan, who turned 70 weeks after being sworn into office in 1981. Questions of health and fitness...
  • Koch brothers make push to court Latinos, alarming many Democrats

    05/03/2015 4:17:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2015 | Mary Jordan and Ed O'Keefe
    "............The LIBRE effort, which backers plan to expand into more presidential battleground states over the next several months, has alarmed many Democrats.They are making friends and trying to convince you that the Democratic agenda is bad,” said Matt Barreto, co-founder of the research and polling firm Latino Decisions. He said the group hands out ideological material, collects names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers, and is “laying the foundation for Republican candidates to emphasize the same messages.”Barreto says those behind LIBRE are “playing the long game” and don’t really have to win Republican votes, but rather raise doubts about Democrats to...
  • Zuma, Khama Corner Mugabe

    05/02/2015 11:52:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Independent ^ | May 1, 2015
    PRESIDENTS Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Botswana’s Ian Khama angrily clashed with their Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe over xenophobia in South Africa, with the two demanding that instead of blaming their neighbour, Zimbabwe and other Sadc states must fix their broken economies to curb the rising tide of immigration. Hazel Ndebele/Elias Mambo While Sadc leaders met for an extraordinary summit in Harare on Wednesday to discuss an industrialisation strategy and roadmap, the major highlight of the meeting was the recent xenophobic violence and killings in South Africa which raised a storm of debate and anger across the region....
  • Boomer Wins: University of Maryland Will Show American Sniper

    04/30/2015 12:51:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 29, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    School calls the movie's cancellation a "teachable moment". Less than a week after former NFL star and University of Maryland alumnus Boomer Esiason threatened to cut off his support for the school over the cancelation of screenings of the film American Sniper on campus, the school confirmed a new screening of the movie has been scheduled. Boomer wasn’t the only one upset with the cancelation. University of Maryland’s president, Wallace Loh, talked about some of the backlash the school faced in a letter to students ... That cancellation drew controversy. “We were deluged by phone calls and messages from across...
  • Poll: Nearly Half Of Marylanders Would Rather Move Somewhere Else

    05/02/2015 9:20:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 58 replies
    CBS via WJZ ^ | May 2, 2014 11:33 PM | Meghan McCorkell
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Do you want out of the state of Maryland? A new poll shows nearly half of Marylanders say they are fed up and ready to pack up if only they could. Meghan McCorkell explains what has so many thinking about leaving. In a poll of all 50 states, Maryland ranks third for people who say they would rather move somewhere else. We’ve got the beach, the mountains, the O’s and Natty Boh, but some say they’re ready to break up with Maryland. According to a new Gallup poll, 47 percent of Marylanders say they would move out...
  • Parenting Rights under attack in Louisiana

    05/02/2015 6:57:07 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 43 replies
    Louisiana Senate ^ | May 2 2014 | Self
    Should Parental authority be terminated (for both parents) when they divorce? In a forty page bill, sponsored by the Louisiana State Law Institute - effort led by retired family law professor Spaht. The law is difficult to read to see what has changed because she is erasing all of the existing law and rewriting and reorganizing it. So all the text is marked as new, even the parts that are existing. This is long standing law that has not been revised in decades. Of all rhe bad parts of the bill, the one change I am highlighting is this. Under...