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  • California winery put out of business for using volunteers

    09/18/2014 6:57:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/18/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The State of California continues its war on productive activity, fining a small family-owned winery that earns $11,000 a year a whopping $115,000 for the crime of inviting volunteers to learn about wine while helping out with the harvest and the crush. That is enough to drive it out of business, and the winery is starting to lauch a going out of business sale in response.Rebecca Parr reports in the San Jose Mercury-News: A small-time vintner's use of volunteer workers has put him out of business after the state squeezed him like a late-summer grape for $115,000 in fines --...
  • Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq

    10/01/2014 7:29:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/1/2014 | Maggie Fick
    For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq. Two weeks later, Paulis, who is a Christian, received a phone call from a man who said he was an Islamic State fighter. “We are in your warehouse. Why are you not here working and taking care of your business?” the man asked in formal Arabic....
  • Pro-ISIS sympathies simmer in Jordanian city (Ma'an)

    10/01/2014 6:52:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/2014 | Samira Said, Jomana Karadsheh and Laura Smith-Spark
    The quiet, sandy streets of the southern Jordanian city of Ma'an belie the pro-jihadi sentiments simmering just under the surface. Black graffiti showing the ISIS flag defaces walls and shopfronts on the main road, the backstreets where children walk to school, and roundabouts where cars packed with families speed past. One hundred and fifty miles south of the capital, Amman, Ma'an has always been known as a rebellious city in Jordan. For decades it has been at the center of repeated episodes of violent riots and confrontations with the security forces.
  • Former Imam Of Oklahoma Beheader’s Mosque Apologizes To ISIS Day After Beheading

    10/01/2014 6:42:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/1/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The vaunted “moderate” Webb, a darling of the Boston media, has dismissed secularism as a “radical lunatic ideology,” which means the dismissal of the idea that the government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed, and the embracing of the idea that the law of Allah constitutes the only legitimate constitution and government. He has also appeared at events hosted by Hamas-linked CAIR, a group that Webb openly lauds.“Former Imam Of Oklahoma Beheader’s Mosque Apologizes To ISIS Day After Beheading,” by Patrick Howley, Daily Caller, September 29, 2014: The former imam of the Oklahoma City mosque attended...
  • Islamic State advances near Kobane

    10/01/2014 6:37:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 10/1/2014 | Caleb Weiss
    The Islamic State continues its advance towards the Kurdish of city Kobane in northern Syria. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that the Islamic State has gained control of "325 villages and towns" in the vicinity of Ayn al Arab (the Arabic name for Kobane). As the group moves closer to Kobane, more Kurdish citizens are fleeing for the Turkish border. Around 150,000 Kurdish refugees are reported to have fled to Turkey since this assault began two weeks ago. Refugees spoken to by NBC talk of food being scarce, electricity being cut, and little outside support for Syrian...
  • ISIS Renting Villas in Istanbul

    10/01/2014 6:32:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Aydinlink ^ | 9/28/2014
    Security officials have claimed that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants rent luxurious villas in major cities of Turkey. A number of anonymous security officials have told Aydınlık Newspaper that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is able to operate easily in major Turkish cities due to the ruling AKP government’s tolerance towards the organization. “ISIS militants are so relaxed that they do not even cut their beards, change their clothes to hide their identities [in cities]. Of course, there are some who do. But organisers do not think that they need to hide themselves....
  • New NATO chief vows to defend Turkey

    10/01/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Euronews ^ | 10/1/2014
    NATO will defend Turkey if the country is ever attacked, the alliance’s new chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, amid increased instability on its borders. The former Norwegian PM will visit Turkey next week as Ankara mulls using force to repel ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria. Turkish lawmakers are expected to debate authorising military action on Thursday. “Our responsibility, the basic responsibility, is to stand up and be very clear that we are going to protect Turkey. That collective defence, Article 5, is something which is also going to be applied if Turkey is in any way attacked,” said...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 02 October 2014

    10/01/2014 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 44 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ NIGHT STALLION A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 6, 2013. The Boxer is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenan O’Connor 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...
  • Scalia defends keeping God, religion in public square

    10/01/2014 5:29:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/1/2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Supreme CourtJustice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday that secularists are wrong when they argue the Constitution requires religious references to be banished from the public square. Justice Scalia, part of the court’s conservative wing, was preaching to the choir when he told the audience at Colorado Christian University that a battle is underway over whether to allow religion in public life, from referencing God in the Pledge of Allegiance to holding prayers before city hall meetings. “I think the main fight is to dissuade Americans from what the secularists are trying to persuade them to be true: that the separation of...
  • Al Qaeda Calls For Truce With Islamic State So Jihadists Can Unite Against America

    10/01/2014 5:25:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/1/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    At the Long War Journal, Tom Joscelyn and Oren Adaki report that a high-ranking member of al Qaeda’s Arabian Peninsula franchise has called on rival jihadist factions in Iraq and Syria to unite for the greater good of confronting the United States and the West. The AQAP leader, Sheikh Nasser bin Ali al Ansi, also calls for Sunni jihadist unity against the Shiite Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxies – meaning Syria and Hezbollah, among others. Tom and Oren relate that, in a just-released video, al Ansi states: What the Islamic ummah [worldwide community of Muslims] is witnessing today...
  • Dallas Health Officials: There May Be a Second Ebola Patient

    10/01/2014 3:36:08 PM PDT · by familyop · 20 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 01OCT14 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    A possible second Ebola patient is being monitored closely in Dallas after close contact with a man who is now hospitalized after being diagnosed with the deadly viral disease, Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson told a local television station Wednesday. "Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents, the fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient," Thompson told Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA. "So this is real. There should be a concern, but it's contained to the specific family members and...
  • Ukraine Rebels Closing In on Donetsk Airport

    10/01/2014 2:44:25 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 4 replies
    Military.com ^ | Oct 01, 2014 | Darko Vojinovic
    DONETSK, Ukraine — Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared Wednesday to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk, the seizure of which would be a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists. At least 10 people were killed as residential areas near the airport were caught in the crossfire, further undermining a shaky truce that was imposed last month and has been riddled by violations since.
  • White House: No Ebola travel restrictions

    10/01/2014 2:12:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 1, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The White House said Wednesday it will not impose travel restrictions or introduce new airport screenings to prevent additional cases of Ebola from entering the United States. Spokesman Josh Earnest said that current anti-Ebola measures, which include screenings in West African airports and observation of passengers in the United States, will be sufficient to prevent the “wide spread” of the virus. The chances of a U.S. epidemic are “incredibly low,” he said. “The reason for that is that it is not possible to transmit Ebola through the air. ... The only way that an individual can contract Ebola is by...
  • Russia preparing legal action over French Mistral halt

    10/01/2014 2:05:48 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 5 replies
    Janes DEfense Weekly ^ | 9/30/2014 | Nikolai Novichkov
    Russia is preparing legal action against France over the country's halt in the delivery of the Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) Vladivostok , Russian sources have told IHS Jane's . "We hope that despite the repeated statements of the French party concerning the possible refusal to hand over in late October through early November Vladivostok , the first of the ordered ships, it will eventually be delivered to Kronstadt where it will get a superstructure and onboard weapons. Anyway, the Rosoboronexport lawyers have received orders to start preparing all possible claims against DCNS as a contractor," a source involved in...
  • Ninth Hagia Sophia Church converted into a mosque in Turkey

    10/01/2014 1:56:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/1/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The crowning of this Islamization endeavor will be the conversion of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, made a museum in the early years of Kemalist secularism, into a mosque. Rapid Re-Islamization of Turkey Update: “Ninth Hagia Sophia Church converted into a mosque in Turkey,” Pravoslavie, September 25, 2014 (thanks to Filip): The Hagia Sophia Church in Eregli (the Greek form is Heraclea) has become the ninth Hagia Sophia Church converted into a mosque by Turks over recent years.The Orthodox Church was given a new name by the Turkish authorities – the Orhan Mosque, in honor of the Turkish Sultan Orhan...
  • Isis Threat to Crucify Lebanon's Christians as Islamic State Prepare to Cross Syria Border

    10/01/2014 1:42:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2014 | Jack Moore
    Christians in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have begun arming themselves in preparation for an Isis (now known as the Islamic State) offensive as it seeks to expand its territorial control outside of Syria. Up to 3,000 militants from the Islamic State and other jihadists occupy the mountain range between Lebanon and Syria near the Sunni town of Arsal. As IS seek to grab land outside of the mountain caves and farms they currently control, Christian volunteers have now created village defence forces to protect against the Sunni militants who have taken up to 21 Lebanese soldiers and policemen hostage. "We are...
  • Firefighter's Facebook post about Islam sparks HFD investigation

    10/01/2014 1:40:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    KTRK ^ | 9/29/2014 | Sonia Azad
    An HFD employee is under investigation and on administrative duty because of something he posted on his personal Facebook page. The post is set to a backdrop of an American flag and reads, "Proud Infidel. F*** Islam and F*** Muslims." It was posted to his timeline earlier this month, and at one point, it was even his profile picture. When we brought it to the attention of the Houston Fire Department, Chief Terry Garrison responded with a statement, "As soon as I was made aware of the situation, I adopted a complaint on the matter, launching an internal investigation." "Your...
  • U.S. sends 'Ironhorse' tanks to NATO's nervous Baltic front line

    10/01/2014 12:53:10 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 1, 2014 | Peter Apps and Aija Krutaine
    U.S. troops and tanks will deploy across the three Baltic states and Poland in the next two weeks on a mission designed to deliver an unmistakeable message of NATO resolve to Moscow. The "Ironhorse" armored cavalry unit, with around 700 soldiers, some 20 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks with Bradley and Stryker armored fighting vehicles, is one of the most formidable U.S. military forces to be sent onto former Soviet soil. Several of the bases and training areas it will operate from were built for the old Soviet Red Army. The aim is to convince Moscow that - unlike in...
  • CBS World News Today – October 1, 1944

    10/01/2014 12:04:30 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies
    archive.org ^ | 10/1/44
    Douglas Edwards CBS World News Today
  • Thompson: Associate of Dallas Ebola patient under close monitoring ( second case )

    10/01/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 101 replies
    WFAA ^ | October 1, 2014 | Marjorie Owens
    DALLAS — Due to close contact with a patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus, a second person is under the close monitoring of health officials as a possible second patient, said the director of Dallas County's health department Wednesday morning in an interview with WFAA. Zachary Thompson, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, says all those who've been in close contact with the diagnosed patient are being monitored as a precaution. However, Thompson pointed to one person in particular as a potential second case. "Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents, the fact that...
  • Official: 5 Kids Had Contact With Ebola Patient

    10/01/2014 11:19:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 10-1-2014 | AP
    Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease.
  • MSNBC Panel Jokes About Beheadings

    10/01/2014 11:40:25 AM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 1, 2014 | Mark Tapson
    In a segment that was tone-deaf, tasteless, disrespectful to the victims and their families, and inappropriate to the gravity of the situation, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry briefly discussed Muslim-related topics including the recent Moore, Oklahoma beheading with a pair of Muslim panelists on Saturday. As you might expect, their chief concern was not the implications of the crime itself, but the specter of anti-Muslim bigotry. “I would be remiss not to bring up the story out of Oklahoma,” Harris-Perry began, inadvertently revealing her reluctance to address a news item that might make Muslims look bad. “It is a story I...
  • America's Big Military Mistake: Cutting Land Forces Too Quickly

    10/01/2014 11:37:37 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 15 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 1, 2014 | Michael O'Hanlon
    In recent years, ground warfare has again gotten a bad name in the United States. This is understandable. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been very costly in lives, treasure, and enduring injury ...to American troopers and their families. The outcomes have been mediocre... ... A recent Chief of Naval Operations wrote a paper last year calling for an active-duty Army only half the size of its recent wartime peak. Ongoing budget pressures, with the pending return of sequestration in 2016, have many defense planners wondering if the Army can in effect become the bill payer for the modernization...
  • Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea

    10/01/2014 11:03:10 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 18 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | Oct 1 2014 | Jacopo Dettoni
    A summit earlier this week achieves consensus on the inadmissibility of a foreign military presence in the sea. Iran and Russia have built unanimous consensus among the Caspian states, which also feature Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, over the inadmissibility of a foreign military presence in the Caspian Sea, ruling out any future possible deployment of NATO forces in the basin. A political declaration signed by the presidents of the five Caspian states at the IV Caspian Summit held in Astrakhan, Russia, on September 29, “sets out a fundamental principle for guaranteeing stability and security, namely, that only the Caspian littoral...
  • Harry Reid's Desperate Measures

    10/01/2014 10:55:38 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 30, 2014 | Fred Barnes
    In Kansas, Democrats persuaded their Senate candidate, Chad Taylor, to drop out of the race against incumbent Republican Pat Roberts. Mr. Taylor was running third in polls behind Mr. Roberts and independent Greg Orman. Soon after Mr. Taylor's early-September withdrawal, Democratic lawyers went to court to keep his name off the ballot. In Montana, after Democratic Sen. Max Baucus announced that he would not seek re-election in 2014, Democrats feared that an open seat would be an easy win for Republican Steve Daines. So Mr. Baucus resigned and went to China as U.S. ambassador. Lt. Gov. John Walsh was appointed...
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann Says, ‘This Is Spiritual Warfare’ That ‘IS About Islam’

    10/01/2014 10:23:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 10-1-2014 | Ben Barrack
    While speaking at the Value Voters Summit this past weekend, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) declared that the “spiritual warfare” the west is engaged in “IS about Islam”. Once again, Bachmann demonstrates that she is far ahead of the political curve on an issue that will dominate the world just as Nazism did in the early 1940s. Any warts notwithstanding, the west is in need of a leader on par with Winston Churchill during World War II. In order for that to happen, however, it may require that said individual be banished to the political wilderness like Churchill was in the...
  • Bonkers: Amazon Includes Racism Warning For Tom & Jerry Cartoons

    10/01/2014 10:16:30 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/01/2014 | Matthew Balan
    Fans of the zany Tom and Jerry cartoons from the golden age of animation might be in for a shock, as the classic shorts now carry a politically-correct warning on Amazon's streaming video service. On Tuesday, BBC correspondent Sean Coughlan reported that on Amazon Prime, the "Tom and Jerry: The Complete Second Volume is accompanied by the caution: 'Tom and Jerry shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today.'" Coughlan spotlighted the criticism of University of Kent professor of sociology Frank Furendi, who blasted...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign: Aljazeera's The Stream

    10/01/2014 9:12:48 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Sept 30, 2014 | Qatar Awareness
    Ms. Malika Bilal and Ms. Femi Oke Al Jazeera English PO Box 23127 Doha – Qatar Dear Ms. Bilal and Ms. Femi Oke: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country which owns Al Jazeera, the network on which you are co-hosts of the program, The Stream. We urge to you read the information below, which includes evidence that Qatar is arguably the preeminent sponsor of terror in the world today. It is a benefactor of the...
  • DA: Suspect’s dad tried to hide evidence in Snapchat sex attack

    10/01/2014 8:11:55 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 8 replies
    The father of one of the three suspects in the vicious Saugus Snapchat sexual assault is accused of trying to cover up his son’s involvement by hiding the phone used to send videos of the attack and turning over his own phone to police instead, prosecutors say. Matthew Cyckowski, 37, of Saugus, was overheard by a DCF worker during a phone conversation outside of his son’s arraignment saying, “They’re never going to find his phone, I got rid of it, I gave them my phone,” Essex County ADA Kate MacDougall said. An Essex County grand jury has indicted Cyckowski’s son,...
  • France's Socialists detail hefty spending cuts

    10/01/2014 7:04:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 10-1-2014
    France's Socialist government has detailed a 21 billion-euro ($26.5 billion) cost-cutting plan, the deepest-ever spending cuts in the country's modern history. Presenting the 2015 budget Wednesday, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said, "These spending cuts are crucial to our credibility in the eyes of the French and Europeans, they'll be fully applied." A significant part of the savings is to be made on France's generous welfare system. The government plans to cut 3.2 billion euros from health spending, and to cut family benefits by 700 million euros.
  • St. Patrick Hospital 1 of 4 sites in U.S. ready for Ebola patients ( Montana )

    09/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    There are four places in the United States set up to handle a patient sickened by the Ebola virus, and Missoula is one of those. .... And any hospital equipped to care for a tuberculosis patient can care for an Ebola patient, according to Dr. George Risi, an infectious disease specialist who recently returned from spending 20 days in a Sierra Leone Ebola ward. Accompanied by St. Patrick’s intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley, Risi helped local clinic staff care for up to 95 patients at a time. While untreated Ebola kills more than 70 percent of its victims, more...
  • ISIS Surrounds Tomb of Suleymen Shah

    10/01/2014 6:39:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Aydinlink Daily ^ | 9-30-2014
    The fundamentalist terror organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, has reportedly surrounded the Turkish territory in Syria the Tomb of Suleyman Shah. ISIS State has surrounded the Tomb of Suleyman Shah in Syria, the sole piece of Turkish soil outside its borders. 36 Turkish soldiers are reportedly located at the tomb where they defend the territory. According to Çetiner Çetin of the daily Turkish newspaper Yeni Şafak, leaders of Arab tribes have confirmed that 1100 ISIS militants are deployed around the tomb as of late Monday night.  Local sources claimed that militants have been pouring...
  • Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

    10/01/2014 6:10:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 1, 2014 | DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGARD
    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, federal health officials said Tuesday. They would not reveal his nationality or age. Authorities have begun tracking down family, friends and anyone else who may have come in close contact with him and could be at risk. Officials said there...
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S. (NPR)

    10/01/2014 5:36:22 AM PDT · by Drango · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | Sept 30 '14 | Hansi Lo Wang
    Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Mexican consulates, like this one in Houston, are helping some unauthorized immigrants from Mexico pay application fees for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. i Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years. But 45 percent of those who are eligible for DACA have not...
  • 7TH ARMY 9 MILES FROM BELFORT AS IT DRIVES INTO VOSGES PASSES (10/1/44)

    10/01/2014 4:17:04 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/1/44 | E.C. Daniel, Gene Currivan, W.H. Lawrence, Will Lissner, Charles Hurd, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Boeing VP rips Congress over Ex-Im Bank

    10/01/2014 4:06:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    A top Boeing official criticized Congress on Tuesday for failing to pass a long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. He also argued that an extension of the Bank’s charter until next summer leaves supporters in a worse position than they were in before. “Mostly far-right political consultants, think tanks and congressmen banded together in a fit of ideological road rage to kill the bank,” Boeing senior vice president Timothy Keating said in prepared remarks at an aerospace conference in Everett, Wash. “The temporary extension recently enacted in many respects leaves us worse off than before,” Keating continued. “The extension is...
  • ISIS behead captured Kurds in Syria

    10/01/2014 3:48:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 10/1/2014
    Activists say ISIS militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that the nine Kurds were captured during fighting over the northern Syrian town of Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab. There have been fierce clashes around Kobani since mid-September, when ISIS launched an assault to seize the area. The Observatory also says that dozens of militants and Kurdish fighters were killed in clashes overnight.
  • Report: Israel, Hamas Close to Terrorist Swap Deal

    09/30/2014 10:52:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Tova Dvorin
    Hamas and Israel may be on the verge of a terrorist swap deal, sources said Tuesday - trading convicted murderers for the bodies of fallen soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, hy"d. According to Israel Hayom, Hamas official Mushir al-Masri stated that such a deal is close to being concretized with Israeli officials. Goldin and Shaul were both killed during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza; after initially being declared abducted, both were declared dead - and analysts have said their bodies are being held by Hamas as ransom for more terrorist releases. Al-Masri hinted strongly at the deal in a...
  • PA Illegal Land Grab to Block Road North of Jerusalem

    09/30/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky & Ari Yashar
    The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion. However, Arutz Sheva has learned that just hours after the order was given, the Palestinian Authority (PA) sent representatives to the area and started illegally building corrugated iron structures to establish facts on the ground and prevent the usage of the previously empty land. Shortly after learning about the development, members of the Regavim watchdog group...
  • MK Kalfa: Hevron Residents Have Rights Too

    09/30/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14
    The Finance Committee deliberated on Tuesday the transfer of funds to various government offices and authorities. As the debate began, tensions ran high when MK Stav Shafir expressed opposition to the transfer of two million shekels to a local committee in Hevron. MK Zvulun Kalfa responded...saying that “The budget for the settlement of the Israeli population in Hevron should not appear as a separate transfer, but rather as part of the State’s budget, just like all of the other authorities. The time has come for us to internalize that Jewish settlement is just like any other. The residents pay taxes...
  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder: 'Not a Religious Act, Race-Related'

    09/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alton Nolen, the Muslim convert who recently beheaded an innocent coworker at a Vaughan's Food factory, was charged with three felony counts this morning at a Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Oklahoma. Nolen faces one count of first degree murder, one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and a final count of assault with a deadly weapon. At a press conference this morning, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said that the gruesome attack was race-related and not a religious act, but he did admit that Nolen was infatuated with beheadings, which was evident from his facebook...
  • CDC issues Ebola guidelines for U.S. funeral homes

    09/30/2014 7:13:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    WGCL-TV ^ | September 30, 2014 | Jocelyn Connell
    <p>ROSWELL, GA - CBS46 News has confirmed the Centers for Disease Control has issued guidelines to U.S. funeral homes on how to handle the remains of Ebola patients. If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines?</p>
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Should Be On Your Fall Bucket List Quiz - Wed., September 31, 2014

    09/30/2014 5:59:56 PM PDT · by LUV W · 137 replies
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  • Extremist Group Khorasan Joins IS Insurgents

    09/30/2014 4:55:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    BasNews ^ | 9/30/2014
    The Khorasan group, a small band of former members of Al-Qaeda, has pledged support for the so-called Islamic State caliph, Abubakr al-Baghdadi. According to an audio recording released by Abu Dujana al-Afghani, Khorasan has aligned itself with the Islamic State. Khorasan was part of al Qaeda until its leader was killed by a US drone strike in Syria. Khorasan spokesman, Abu Dujana al-Afghani, says in the recording, “Khourasan leader Abu Yazid Qahir Khorasani and his companions have pledged allegiance to al-Baghdadi and they appeal to their supporters to join them with the Islamic State currently confronting the Western alliance.” This...
  • UK Conservatives seek TV, online ban on extremists [read: jihadists]

    09/30/2014 4:54:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 9/30/2014 | JILL LAWLESS
    Britain's interior minister on Tuesday proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or publishing on social media, even if they are not breaking any laws. Home Secretary Theresa May told a conference of the governing Conservatives that if re-elected next year, the party will introduce civil powers to disrupt people who "spread poisonous hatred" even within the law. Under the proposal, police could apply for a court order to disrupt "harmful activity" by restricting an individual's movements, preventing them from speaking in public or stopping them publishing articles online. May said that only a...
  • Dramatic aerial drone footage of Hong Kong protests - video

    09/30/2014 4:44:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/30/2014 | n/a
    Aerial footage filmed by a drone shows the large number of people joining pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
  • Watch: When Security Forces Finally Tracked Down Teens' Killers

    09/30/2014 4:31:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/9/14
    Following footage released by the Yamam elite counter-terrorism police unit showing the operation which killed the Hamas terrorists behind the brutal kidnap and murder of three Israeli teens in June, the IDF has released its own footage from the operation. After a determined hunt for the killers - Marwan Kawasmeh and Amer Abu-Eisha - Shin Bet security services tracked them down to a compound in Hevron, not far from where the bodies of their victims, Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel, were dumped. After sealing off the house and attempting to arrest them, the terrorists opened fire - and...
  • Netanyahu: Militant Islam Aims to ‘Dominate World;’ State Dept.: 'No' It Doesn't

    09/30/2014 4:30:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/30/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    The Obama administration does not share Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s view that the forces of militant Islam, whether Sunni or Shi’ite, have in common an ultimate goal “to dominate the world,” a State Department spokeswoman said Monday. In a hard-hitting speech at the United Nations, the Israeli leader said that entities such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), Hamas, the Iranian regime, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram share that eventual goal. Jen Psaki was asked at the State Department daily briefing later whether the administration agreed with Netanyahu’s argument that those various groups “are all part...
  • Hundreds Join Mass Prayers Against Destruction of Samaria Town

    09/30/2014 4:14:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14 | Yoni Kempinsky, Ari Yashar
    Arutz Sheva was at the scene as hundreds of concerned Jews gathered on Tuesday in the Samaria town of Givat Assaf, located north of Jerusalem near Beit El, to join in a prayer rally to save the community from destruction. The far-left group Peace Now seven years ago petitioned for the town's destruction claiming it was built on Arab-owned land; residents argue it was not privately owned and therefore can easily be recognized as state land, adding that nearly all of the land was purchased and legally registered by residents in the state land registry. In a court discussion on...
  • Israel Agreed to Let Gazans Pray on Temple Mount

    09/30/2014 3:55:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Dalit Halevy & Ari Yashar
    At a weekly Palestinian Authority (PA) unity government meeting on Tuesday, it was announced that Israel had agreed to allow Arab residents of Gaza to travel to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The move comes as part of a general increase in the number of Gaza residents allowed to travel into Judea and Samaria, a gesture in the ongoing ceasefire talks between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas, which are to resume in Cairo in the last week of October. The talks come amid reports that Hamas has renewed its terrorist preparations to attack Israel. Arab rioters have...