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  • Maps Reveal EPA Water Grab in Maryland

    09/01/2014 6:22:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Watchdog Wire ^ | August 28, 2014 | Mark Newgent
    EPA would regulate most Md waters . A new rule proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ... The proposed Waters of the United States rule, which would give the EPA jurisdiction over millions of miles of streams across the United States under the Clean Water Act, has generated bipartisan backlash in both chambers of Congress. A letter to the EPA from Democratic and Republican House members stated, “Although your agencies have maintained that the rule is narrow and clarifies CWA jurisdiction, it in face aggressively expands federal authority under the CWA while bypassing Congress and creating unnecessary ambiguity.” The...
  • A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

    09/02/2014 4:58:30 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sept 2, 2014 | A O'Connor
    People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows. The findings are unlikely to be the final salvo in what has been a long and often contentious debate about what foods are best to eat for weight loss and overall health. The notion that dietary fat is harmful, particularly saturated fat, arose decades ago from comparisons of disease rates among large national populations. But more recent clinical studies in which...
  • After Gaza War, Poll Finds Support for Hamas Rises

    09/02/2014 4:42:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 9/2/2014 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday. The poll, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research and headed by leading Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki, indicates that 61 percent of Palestinians would choose the Islamic militant group's leader, Ismail Haniyeh, for president if Palestinian presidential elections were held today. Only 32 percent would vote for current President Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas' rival, the survey suggested. The support for Haniyeh marks a stark increase...
  • ISIS recruits 300 Indians, trains them in Pak, Syria: NIA dossier

    09/02/2014 4:26:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    One India News ^ | 8/30/2014 | Sandra Marina Fernandes
    While the Islamic State in Iraq> and Syria (ISIS) continues to instill fear in people in Iraq, a National Investigation Agency dossier reveals that more than 300 Indian youth have been recruited by the ISIS and Pakistan based Tehreek-e-Taliban.According to a report by Times Now, the dossier mentions that many youth are being recruited from Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra and are being trained in Pakistan, Syria and Iraq.Report also suggest that the youth, who are recruited, may carry out massive attacks across the country.However this is not the first time that Indians are being recruited by the ISIS....
  • Muslims Take Man For Not Observing Ramadan, And Crucify Him For Three Days

    09/02/2014 4:20:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/1/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    A young boy named Muhammad in Iraq was forcefully seized from his parents to join their child army. ISIS also forced him and other young men to watch crucifixions, beheadings, stonings, and other executions. In one horrific setting, a young man was taken for not observing Ramadan, and they crucified him for three days. As the young man witnessed: We saw a young man who did not fast for Ramadan, so they crucified him for three days, and we saw a woman being stoned [to death] because she committed adultery. The young boy said that ISIS went into their mosque...
  • AMERICANS IN BELGIUM, DRIVE PAST VERDUN; BRITISH TAKE ARRAS, SWEEP TOWARD LILLE (9/2/44)

    09/02/2014 4:16:36 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/2/44 | Drew Middleton, John MacCormac, C.L. Sulzberger, Herbert L. Matthews
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  • Relatives of Slain Soldiers Storm Parliament Building in Baghdad

    09/02/2014 3:31:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 9/2/2014
    Relatives of Iraqi soldiers killed by the Islamic State (IS) in June stormed the parliament building in Baghdad today, demanding information on the fate of the victims. “Shortly after the protesting began, the relatives entered the parliament building,” said Rudaw correspondent in Baghdad. “The members of parliament have been taken to a safe location.” After defeating the Iraqi army in Mosul in June, Islamist militants overran Camp Speicher outside Tikrit where they claimed to have killed scores of pilots and military personnel. It was later reported that the IS had killed 1,700 cadets. According to our correspondent, 15 family members...
  • Regulators Aid Union Effort to Kill Franchising

    09/02/2014 2:47:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/2/2014 | Bill McMorris
    Several key Labor Department regulators participated in a liberal conference focused on unionizing subcontractors and franchise employees.Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil delivered opening remarks to a room full of union organizers and activists from the National Employment Law Project, a pro-union group partnered with the liberal millionaires and billionaires from the Democracy Alliance, in May.“I view my task as helping to work with the people in the agency and in concert with worker advocates,” he said.Weil told the gathering that the department has “undertaken a bunch of specific initiatives in particular industries,” in order to...
  • Florida: Muslim threatens to “kidnap an American and behead him”

    09/02/2014 2:31:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/1/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Faisal Albagdadi and Ahmed Hindi started the brawl after they walked into the bar already drunk. Drinking alcohol is, of course, forbidden in Islam, and so it may be surmised that Albagdadi and Hindi are not particularly devout. But when Albagdadi threatened to “kidnap an American and behead him, once he’s released from jail,” he was falling back on deeply ingrained cultural and religious touchstones: “when you meet the unbelievers, strike at the necks” (Qur’an 47:4). People start bar fights all the time, and threaten to kill people all the time — but when one brings in beheading, one reveals...
  • Records: “Politiqueras” offered cocaine and money in exchange for votes (party not mentioned)

    09/02/2014 2:28:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 8/31/14 | Cristina Garcia
    **SNIP** “A politiquera is a person who works for a candidate to encourage people to vote, to bring voters to the polls, to ensure that voters select the appropriate candidate, to pay voters for their votes”, according to court documents. Veronica Saldivar was allegedly given part of an “eight ball” of cocaine to bribe voters to cast their ballot for a Hidalgo County Commissioner. Court documents reveal a campaign manager distributed the cocaine in baggies to campaign workers. A voter told FBI agents Saldivar promised to pay $10 in exchange for their vote.
  • Legal Defense Funds of Suspended California Senators Receiving Donations (shoulder fired missiles)

    09/02/2014 2:15:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    JD Journal ^ | 9/02/14 | Jim Vassallo
    The amount of money political candidates in the state of California can collect for campaigns is tightly governed, but for legal defense funds, donors are permitted to donate much more, according to KPCC. In March, the state senate, voted to suspend three members who were charged or who were convicted of felonies. The legal bills for senators Ron Calderon and Rod Wright are being paid for by a mix of politicians, political action committees and even corporations. Senator Leland Yee has a committee to college legal defense donations working for him as well. None of the legal defense funds setup...
  • Jihad Comes To Europe

    09/02/2014 12:29:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Gatestone Institute - International Policy Council ^ | September 1, 2014 | Guy Millière
    Belgian security services have estimated that the number of European jihadists in Syria may be over 4000. European leaders have directed their nastiest comments against the Jewish state, none of them has asked why Palestinian organizations in Gaza put their stockpiles of weapons in hospitals, homes, schools and mosques, or their command and control centers at the bottom of large apartment buildings or underneath hospitals. None of them has even said that Hamas is a terrorist organization despite its genocidal charter. The majority of them are wedded to the idea of redistribution. Their policies are anti-growth, do not afford people...
  • Discarded Children Still Bring in Subsidy Checks for the Adoptive Parents Who Tossed Them Aside

    09/02/2014 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Nick Nehamas
    Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.They gave up on their “hard-to-place" adopted kids — but not on the government check intended for the discarded kids’ care. Hundreds of adoptive parents across the five boroughs who've sent their children to live elsewhere are continuing to pull in monthly checks of up to $1,700 per child while the city, state and feds look the other way, the Daily...
  • Partner Killed Designer Stuart Rattle but Pretended he Was Still Alive: Documents

    09/01/2014 11:46:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Australian ^ | SEPTEMBER 02, 2014 | Rachel Baxendale
    THE partner of celebrated Melbourne interior designer Stuart Rattle hit him over the head with a saucepan before strangling him to death with a nylon dog lead, court documents reveal. Michael O’Neill then went to elaborate lengths over the following days to pretend his companion of 16 years was still alive. O’Neill, 48, today pleaded guilty to murder and arson, admitting to killing Mr Rattle, 53, before setting fire to their South Yarra apartment five days later in an attempt to conceal the crime. A case summary and record of interview released by the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court show O’Neill maintained...
  • Putin’s Leadership Qualities Outshine Obama’s

    09/01/2014 11:43:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 2 September 2014 | Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
    It’s no accident of fate that President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating hovers around 87 percent as opposed to President Obama’s which is at an all-time low of 34 percent, according to a recent Franklin and Marshall poll, while a mere 36 percent of Americans back his foreign policy. Those heady days when the Obama received rock star welcomes in Berlin and Cairo with his message “Yes, we can” have faded into distant memory. The fact is he couldn’t and he didn’t. With the world beset by crises in Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Ukraine, the so-called leader of the free world...
  • Australia: ‘Extreme Force’ Justified Against ISIS

    09/01/2014 11:39:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 2 September 2014
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday said "extreme force" was justified in battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants as he played down reports that an Australian plane delivering humanitarian aid in Iraq came under fire. Australia will "in coming days" join ally the United States in an international effort to transport weapons to Kurdish forces fighting IS extremists in northern Iraq. It has also been conducting humanitarian air drops to the besieged town of Amerli.
  • Scottish Independence: Yes camp closes the poll gap

    09/01/2014 11:04:23 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies
    telegraph ^ | 01 Sep 2014 | Press Association
    Support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month, according to a new poll. The No camp are now six points ahead of the Yes campaign, down from 14 points in mid-August and 22 points early last month, excluding undecided voters. The latest YouGov poll found that, excluding ''don't knows'', 53% of those questioned planned to vote No, while 47% would back Yes. This compares to 57% for Yes and 43% for No in mid August and 61% for Yes and 39% for No at the beginning of last month.
  • Kazakhs Worried After Putin Questions History of Country's Independence

    09/01/2014 10:30:52 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 6 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep. 01 2014 11:50 Last edited 11:51 | Anna Dolgov
    President Vladimir Putin has said Kazakhstan's history of independent statehood is scant and its people's desire for closer ties with Russia is profound — a rhetoric reminiscent of Moscow's stance on Ukraine — and inhabitants of Kazakhstan are worried. Kazakhs have taken to social networks to call for supporters to "send a history textbook to Putin" in response to the Russian leader's remarks last week that the Central Asian nation had never held any independence worth speaking of until very recently. Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has "created a state on a territory that never had a state," Putin told a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pope Field, North Carolina ~ 02 SEPT 2014

    09/01/2014 5:44:00 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Pope Field, North CarolinaPope Field is a U.S. military facility located 12 miles northwest of the central business district of Fayetteville, in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Formerly known as Pope Air Force Base, the facility continues to be used by the United States Air Force but is now operated by the U.S. Army as part of Fort Bragg. The United States Army Fort Bragg Garrison is the host organization at Pope Field. The garrison provides airfield support, security, and protection to include emergency medical and fire response, aircraft security...
  • Dallas teen killed 5-year-old cousin, dumped body in vacant apartment: police (Illegal Alien)

    09/01/2014 4:07:08 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/1/2014 | SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    A Dallas teen strangled his 5-year-old cousin Sunday, then dumped her body in a vacant apartment unit near his own, police said. Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenteno, 17, was booked Monday morning, some 12 hours after police found little Kathrine Alejandra Gonzalez dead in a unit at the Lake Highlands apartment complex. Authorities believe the murder suspect came into the country illegally about a year ago and have issued an immigration hold, along with a charge of capital murder of a person under 6 years old.
  • 'Meteoric' Rise in Religious Education in Tel Aviv

    09/01/2014 3:14:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/9/14 | Moshe Cohen
    Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Eli Ben-Dahan (Jewish Home) on the first day of classes Monday visited the “Reishit” school in Tel Aviv, a rapidly growing religious school in the traditionally secular city. At the school, located in southern Tel Aviv, Ben-Dahan spoke before hundreds of students. Reishit boasts some 400 students, the highest number in its history. If the students "work hard they can get to anywhere they want. Any one of you can be an IDF general, a rabbi, minister, or director of a large company," remarked Ben-Dahan at the school. "We need faith in religious and state...
  • NASA is Building the Largest Rocket of All Time For a 2018 Launch

    09/01/2014 1:34:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 56 replies
    The Verge ^ | August 31, 2014 | Staff
    NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing even the mighty Saturn V (363 feet), the rocket that took humanity to the moon. It will also be more powerful, with 20 percent more thrust using liquid hydrogen and oxygen as fuel. Last week, NASA announced that the Space Launch System, SLS for short, is on track to perform its first unmanned test launch in 2018. The larger goal...
  • Court Rules Against Christians in Arab Festival Case (Christian Arabs: Qureshi, Rezkalla, Mayel)

    09/01/2014 10:05:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies
    CBN ^ | September 01, 2014
    A federal appeals court ruled against a group of Christian evangelists who were forced to leave an Arab-American street festival in Dearborn, Michigan, in 2012. Festival-goers threw rocks and water bottles at members of the Bible Believers group when they denounced Islam and called Mohammed a false prophet. In response, Wayne County authorities threatened to ticket the Christian group if they did not leave. On Wednesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals backed county authorities, ruling 2-1 that police were only trying to keep public order. "The video from the 2012 festival demonstrates that (evangelists') speech and conduct intended...
  • IDF expands state land in West Bank by 4,000 dunams (988 acres) (Area where teens were kidnapped)

    08/31/2014 4:54:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/31/2014 | TOVAH LAZAROFF, HERB KEINON, KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The IDF on Sunday conferred the status of state land on 4,000 dunams in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank, thereby ending the civil administration’s investigation into the possibility that parcels were private Palestinian property. The new designation for an area known as Gevaot, opens the door for settlers to advance plans to build a fifth city in the West Bank on those dunams. There is a 45(day)-period for objections to be raised. The land had previously been listed as survey land, a designation that prevented settlers and the army from moving building plans through the planning system....
  • Hundreds Of Americans Have ISIS Links –U.S. Sen. Mike Rogers

    09/01/2014 9:06:40 AM PDT · by walford · 13 replies
    ChinaTopix ^ | Sep 01, 2014 | Bianca Ortega
    U.S. Senator Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, said there are hundreds of Americans who have connections with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants. Rogers, the head of the House Intelligence Committee, voiced out on Sunday his fear that the Americans with ISIS links could enter the U.S. using their American passports. He also mentioned that some of them trained with the militant group, Albawaba News reported. Like Us on Facebook Senator Rogers said some of those Americans have gone back to the U.S. and some to Europe. He said the attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels...
  • Mesa County Opposes Proposed EPA Water Rules ( Colorado )

    07/15/2014 9:34:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    KREX ^ | 15 Jul 2014 | Angel Russell
    Mesa County Commissioners approved a resolution on Monday to oppose the nationwide Clean Water Act, commonly referred to as Waters of the U.S. ... The proposed nationwide rule would expand the jurisdiction of what waters would be regulated by the federal government. This expansion would include dry washes, roadside ditches, and drainage ditches throughout Mesa County. ... the board of commissioners also expressed their concern since they see no apparent public benefit from the proposed rule
  • Race and Police Shootings: Are Blacks Targeted More?

    09/01/2014 5:15:00 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | AUG. 30, 2014 | MICHAEL WINES
    But most interesting, perhaps, was the race of the officers who fired their weapons. About two-thirds were white, and one-third black — effectively identical to the racial composition of the St. Louis Police Department as a whole. In this study, at least, firing at a black suspect was an equal-opportunity decision. The experiment’s 102 subjects, a mixture of police officers, combat veterans and civilians, were run through a random sample of 60 scenarios drawn from actual police encounters. The scenarios, using white, black and Hispanic actors, were projected in life-size high-definition video on laboratory screens. Whether officers, veterans or civilians,...
  • AMERICANS STORM SEDAN, ENTER ARGONNE; BRITISH PASS AMIENS IN ROBOT BOMB AREA (9/1/44)

    09/01/2014 4:16:52 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 18 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/1/44 | Drew Middleton, Harold Denny, Sidney Shalett, A.C. Sedgwick, W.H. Lawrence, E.C. Daniel, more
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  • As Olivia Chow flounders, Rob Ford’s fans show us that the common man still matters [Toronto]

    09/01/2014 4:06:47 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 10 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Aug. 30, 2014 | Rex Murphy
    ... It has been amazing to watch Chow slip to third place. Rob Ford, the great helmsman of punk politics, has now crashed out in front of the woman who (the Toronto Star long assured us) was supposed to waltz away with the race, fresh from her stint as MP in the House of Commons. Ms. Chow has plummeted markedly — from her start at 38% to a despairing 23%.... Does the result flow from Mr. Ford’s largely unacknowledged campaigning genius? Is there another person in Toronto, or all of Canada, who could carry the burdens he does, almost all...
  • British Mother of Two Joins ISIS and Pledges to 'Behead Christians with a Blunt Knife'

    09/01/2014 3:12:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8/31/2014 | Priya Joshi
    A British mother-of-two who once fronted an all-girl rock band is believed to have gone to Syria to join Islamist terror group ISIS. The Muslim convert has threatened to "behead Christians with a blunt knife." Calling herself Umm Hussain al-Britani, she has been identified by investigators as Sally Jones, from Chatham in Kent. It's believed she was married to British computer hacker-turned jihadi Junaid Hussain, after an online romance. The couple travelled separately to Syria to join the Islamic State On August 10, Umm Hussain tweeted that she had made it to the 'Caliphate' after being stuck in Idlib, north-western...
  • Bluegrass Poll: Gaining momentum, McConnell holds 4-point advantage over Grimes

    08/31/2014 10:50:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 266 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | August 30, 2014 | Sam Youngman
    The re-election campaign of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has gained momentum in the last month, propelled by huge leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Western and Eastern Kentucky and among men, according to a new Bluegrass Poll. With less than 10 weeks until Election Day, the poll of 569 likely voters shows McConnell with a 4-point lead over Grimes, up from a 2 point margin a month ago. McConnell now leads Grimes 46 percent to 42 percent...
  • Man Arrested for ‘Anti-White’ Central Park Pellet Attacks

    08/31/2014 9:52:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/30 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    The first suspect has been arrested in a pair of racially-motivated pellet-gun shootings earlier this month in Central Park.
  • Uh Oh: Mary Landrieu Doesn't Own a Home in Louisiana

    08/29/2014 9:30:48 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Guy Benson
    This is…not what embattled "Louisiana" Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu wanted to read in the Washington Post -- which, as it turns out, is her hometown paper: In Washington, Sen. Mary Landrieu lives in a stately, $2.5 million brick manse she and her husband built on Capitol Hill. Here in Louisiana, however, the Democrat does not have a home of her own. She is registered to vote at a large bungalow in New Orleans that her parents have lived in for many decades, according to a Washington Post review of Landrieu’s federal financial disclosures and local property and voting records. On...
  • The Girl With Three Biological Parents

    08/31/2014 8:04:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 31 August 2014 | Charlotte Pritchard
    Alana Saarinen loves playing golf and the piano, listening to music and hanging out with friends. In those respects, she's like many teenagers around the world. Except she's not, because every cell in Alana's body isn't like mine and yours - Alana is one of a few people in the world who have DNA from three people."A lot of people say I have facial features from my mum, my eyes look like my dad… I have some traits from them and my personality is the same too," says Alana. "I also have DNA from a third lady. But I wouldn't...
  • Kremlin 'modus operandi' origins in Afghanistan, Chechnya and Georgia invasions

    Renowned expert on Communism, the man who knew everything, Herbert Romerstein would always focus attention of his young friends trying to understand the logic of the current Russia's regime into its Bolshevik and Soviet history. He would teach the correct approach to the black and white Moscow's propaganda and encourage to study diligently the NKVD files in its full historical context. Despite the fact that Cold War ended with the dissolution of the Soviet Empire in 1991, there have been persistent efforts to reuse the USSR's intelligence and the military tactics by the post-Soviet, Russian politicians to restore the power...
  • Ebola Infected Doctor Mocked for Thanking God for Healing

    08/31/2014 5:30:28 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    Crosswalk ^ | 26 Aug 14 | Kent_Brantly
    After hearing Dr. Kent Brantly publicly thank God for healing him from the deadly Ebola virus, atheist Sam de Brito posted a scathing article at the Sydney Morning Herald that questions Brantly as a true man of medicine. The article entitled: “Science, Not God, Saved Him from Ebola,” takes issue with Brantly crediting God for his healing. Brantly, a Samaritan’s Purse doctor received experimental Ebola treatments at Emory University Hospital after his emergency evacuation from Liberia. He was released from the hospital on August 21, saying, “I am forever thankful to God for sparing my life.” While de Brito's perspective...
  • The Ebola of Journalism: Liberalism is Killing Time and CNN

    08/31/2014 5:08:49 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Call it the Ebola of Journalism. And its spreading -- to Time and CNN. The cover of the September 1, 2014 issue of Time could not be more explicit. Showing a dramatic image of a black man on his knees, hands raised with the cover bearing the title "The Tragedy of Ferguson," it was written by David Von Drehle and Alex Altman in the tones of the standard liberal “I-told-you-so” thinking on race . It included the line: “We’ve been here before—and failed to learn the lessons.” When it came to the mess that is ObamaCare? There was this Time...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day 2014! ~ September 1, 2014

    08/31/2014 4:59:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
       Happy Labor Day! September 1, 2014        HISTORY Labor Day is a national legal holiday that is over 100 years old. Over the years, it has evolved from a purely labor union celebration into a general "last fling of summer" festival. It grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York. In 1884, the Knights held a large parade in New York City celebrating the working class. The parade was held on the first Monday in September. The Knights passed a resolution to...
  • Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

    08/31/2014 4:13:16 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 31 Aug 2014 | Mark Hosenball and Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday. A YouTube video showed the breach of the diplomatic facility by what was believed to be a militia group mostly from the northwestern city of Misrata. Dozens of men, some armed, were seen gleefully crowded onto the patio of a swimming pool, with some diving in from the balcony of a nearby building. Libya has been...
  • No, Buying 'The Koran for Dummies' Doesn't Mean You'll Get Islam Right

    08/31/2014 3:02:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    PRI ^ | August 27, 2014
    You might think that militant Islamists would have a firm grip on at least one thing: Islam. Think again. (This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.) In 2013, 22-year-old Britons Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed were preparing to leave the UK and join extremist groups in Syria. But first, they bought some reading material from Amazon. One of those books was "The Koran for Dummies." “Even though they may have ordered it, I don't think they read it,” says Sohaib Nazeer Sultan, who's the author of the book and Princeton University's first campus imam....
  • Who Is Drawn to Jihad?

    08/31/2014 2:57:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    San Diego Union-Telegraph ^ | AUG. 29, 2014 | Jeanette Steele
    Spring Valley resident Douglas McCain may fit some of the profilePeople living in the margins. Youths smarting from brushes with the law. Religious converts who, despite their fervor, lack a deep understanding of bedrock teachings. This is the profile of people drawn to extremist Islamic groups, scholars said. And while there are still many question marks about 33-year-old Douglas Authur McCain — who last weekend became the first American to die while fighting for the jihadist group Islamic State — some of this profile may be a match. Friends called him “Toothless.” This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the...
  • Ex-IAF Chief: Concept of 'Decisive Victory' Less Relevant Today

    08/31/2014 12:35:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    Former IAF Chief Maj. Gen. (res.) David Ivry says, in a new article, that Israel needs to rethink the concepts of ‘deterrence’ and ‘decisive victory’, which are less relevant in today's assymetrical battlefields. “Limited-scale, asymmetrical conflicts have become the norm. All-out wars between states where both parties invest all of their national resources in an attempt to achieve a decisive victory have become less relevant,” writes Ivry, who is now President of Boeing Israel, in a paper for the BESA Center. “David Ben-Gurion’s conceptual trinity of ‘deterrence’, ‘early warning’ and ‘decisive victory’ is no longer fully valid,” he explains. “These...
  • Abbas: State Land Designation in Gush Etzion Ruins Peace

    08/31/2014 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/14 | Moshe Cohen
    alestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas is livid over the decision by the government earlier Sunday to assign about 4,000 dunams (988 acres) of land in Judea and Samaria as state land. Most of the land involved is in the Gush Etzion region. The decision opens the possibility of further construction in the region. The decision is one of Israel's responses to the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Sha'ar. The three were kidnapped in Gush Etzion and their bodies were found several weeks later in a field near Hevron. Speaking Sunday evening, Abbas spokesperson...
  • History Repeating Itself in Europe

    08/31/2014 11:54:35 AM PDT · by No One Special · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2014 | Kim Zigfeld
    Watching history repeat itself in Europe is truly unsettling. Just as occurred not once but twice with Germany, Europe is now allowing Russia to go wilding across the continent scant years after having done the same with the USSR. Will these people ever learn? Within the past few days, two events neatly capture the bloodthirsty Russian bear in action. First, Europe found Russia repeatedly violating the airspace of Finland – not just flying attack aircraft near the border, as Russia has repeatedly done, for example, with Norway, but actually crossing it in a naked act of intimidation and war. Then,...
  • Man charged in pellet-gun shooting of Central Park jogger

    08/31/2014 11:37:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/31/2014 | BARRY PADDOCK , FRANK GREEN , THOMAS TRACY
    Cops have charged a 20-year-old black man with hate crimes after he fired a pellet gun at two white joggers in Central Park, authorities said. --snip-- He faces charges of assault and reckless endangerment as hate crimes and weapons possession.
  • The .22 Ammo Shortage Mystery -- Solved!

    08/31/2014 9:34:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 127 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rich Smith
    Earlier this year, CBS News spotlighted a growing shortage of .22-caliber ammunition. "One of the most popular and common" -- and cheapest -- calibers of ammo for hunters and target shooters alike, CBS reports that .22 shells are in short supply these days. Interviewing one supplier, CBS reported that while as recently as two years ago it was still possible to buy .22-caliber ammunition "by the pallet-load... now they're putting restrictions on how much you can get and how you get that ammo." Retailers are shooting blanks This is a problem from ammunition retailers -- and for gun owners as...
  • At Risk in Senate, Democrats Seek to Rally Blacks

    08/31/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 68 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 30, 2014 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    WASHINGTON — With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Obama’s final two years in office. In black churches and on black talk radio, African-American civic leaders have begun invoking the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, along with conservative calls to impeach Mr. Obama, as they urge black voters to channel their anger by voting Democratic in the midterm elections, in which minority turnout is typically lower.
  • Feds to Advertise Settlement Allowing Deported Illegals to Return

    08/31/2014 7:04:34 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Aug 2014 | Tony Lee
    As part of a legal settlement that will allow some illegal immigrants who deported themselves from Southern California to return to the United States, the federal government has agreed to advertise the settlement on various Mexican and Spanish-language media outlets. The ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit last year on behalf of eleven illegal immigrants who deported themselves. The settlement reached on Wednesday will only cover "longtime California residents with relatives who are U.S. citizens and... young migrants whose parents brought them into the country illegally" who deported themselves between 2009 and 2013. An ACLU official has indicated that there were...
  • Another State Adds ‘Don't Tread on Me’ Flag to License Tags

    08/31/2014 4:43:46 AM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2014 | Staff
    Drivers in another state will soon be able to obtain official license tags featuring the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag that has been adopted by the tea party movement. Alabama is poised to join Virginia, Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas in allowing residents to choose a license tag with the Gadsden flag. In Alabama, a Christian conservative group founded by Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is encouraging supporters to pre-order the tags. According to the Associated Press, the “state Revenue Department requires 1,000 pre-orders before it will manufacture a specialty tag like the one sought by the foundation.”
  • BRITISH SMASH 34 MILES TOWARD SOMME AS AMERICANS NEAR BELGIAN FRONTIER (8/31/44)

    08/31/2014 4:30:41 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 25 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/31/44 | Drew Middleton, Gene Currivan, John MacCormac. W.H. Lawrence, David Anderson, Sidney Shalett
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