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  • Hamas demands more electricity from Israel

    05/08/2016 1:13:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Hamas, which advocates jihad to destroy the State of Israel and calls to boycott the Jewish state, demanded a greater supply of electricity from Israel to Gaza on Sunday. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri charged the "Israeli occupation" with responsibility for a house fire "which burned to death this week three toddler members of the al-Hindi family in Gaza." The fire broke out due to the family lighting candles in their apartment, as their neighborhood had been suffering from a blackout at the time. Abu Zuhri also accused Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah...
  • Protester: BLM Needs To Keep Touching ‘Economic Pressure Points’

    12/23/2015 6:56:09 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/23/15 | Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield
    Activists with the group Black Lives Matter called Wednesday's protest that started at the Mall of America and ended at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport a success. In the moments leading up to the planned demonstration, which the group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis announced a week in advance, the nation's largest shopping mall closed the area surrounding its main rotunda. Businesses like Build-A-Bear turned away customers and shut their doors as officers wearing masks herded protesters and shoppers out of the eastern section of the mall. "I never feel safe when there's a mass of officers in military gear," said Black...
  • BBC: Migrants 'torch tents' in Slovenia camp

    10/21/2015 1:43:25 PM PDT · by hcmama · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | October 21, 2015
    Tents have been torched at a transit camp in Slovenia, allegedly by migrants angry at how they are being treated. They torched the tents at the camp in Brezice to protest at the slow process of registering them and moving them to the Austrian border, witnesses said.
  • Freezing migrants cry foul as German cold bites

    10/20/2015 1:01:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct. 20, 2015 | Yannick Pasquet
    Berlin (AFP) - As the thermometer dips towards zero in Germany, thousands of asylum seekers spending their nights in tents are pleading for authorities to find them alternative housing. "They say they are going to do something, but they are not telling us what. Maybe we are all going to turn to ice," said a 25-year-old Afghan who went by the name Hussein, and who has been living in one of several tent cities set up by authorities in the northern city of Hamburg. "We cannot be under the tent for more than an hour at night," he said....
  • President Obama Hosts First Ever White House Maker Faire (Afro Reports)

    06/23/2014 4:46:08 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 19 replies
    The Afro ^ | June 21, 2014 | Courtney Jacobs
    President Obama hosted the first ever White House Maker Faire June 18. Obama toured the exhibits on the White House lawn, meeting students, entrepreneurs, engineers and researchers, who are using new tools and techniques to launch businesses, develop advances in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and be in the vanguard of a grassroots renaissance in American manufacturing. It featured more than 100 Makersthe White House term for people who love to Make stufffrom more than 25 states and included more than 30 exhibits. The president toured a sampling of the exhibits that White House officials said represent a broad...
  • So what if Putin says he wants Alaska back?

    03/22/2014 11:02:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    SFF
    Just wondering what would happen....never say never, right? How tepid would the USA react? What if Putin said he just wanted "this island" of Alaska's, or "that small region"? He might say Peter the Great did not represent the will of the Russian people when he sold the land to William Seward on behalf of the United States.... What would the nation do? What would the regime do? What would you do?
  • MICHAEL SAM NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS

    03/12/2014 3:19:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/9/14
    If you had "under one month" in your "When Will Michael Sam Cash in on His Newfound Fame" office pool, then congrats ... YOU'RE A WINNER!!! Sam, who is about to be drafted into the NFL and thus become the first openly gay man to play in the league, has launched his own line of merchandise, which is now for sale on his website.
  • Obamacare: You Can Get In, But Can You Get Out?

    03/03/2014 2:50:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | March 3, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    What happens if you enroll in Obamacare and then decide somewhere down the road that you want out? Its early days, but heres one Florida mans anecdote and its not encouraging. People who signed up for coverage are finding it impossible to cancel their plans, reported Orlandos WFTL-TV last week in a feature highlighting an Orange County man who, after six weeks of effort, had not been able to extricate himself from the Federal health plan. Andrew Robinson was looking forward to getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, explained reporter Lori Brown. He has a small publishing...
  • How Steve King Will Kill Immigration Reform

    10/02/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 10/2/13 | Fawn Johnson
    There's no telling when an immigration bill will come to the House floor, what it will say, or who will support it. Only one thing's for sure: Steve King will vote no. And he's not alone. The Iowa Republican has organized a small but growing number of conservatives who are committed to voting against any House immigration bill no matter what it says because they fear that the Senate will inevitably find a way to add "amnesty" to the equation. King won't say how many members he's got on board, except that it reached "fairly deeply" into the...
  • Emmett Tills cousin calls George Zimmerman a white boy on MSNBC

    08/25/2013 2:49:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 69 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    The cousin of Emmett Till, the black 14-year-old tortured and lynched in 1955 in Mississippi, appeared on MSNBC Friday morning and compared the murder of his cousin to the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Trayvon was fatally shot during an altercation by former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, a Hispanic, who was found not guilty on all charges. The comparison to me is similar; there are a lot of parallels between Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin, Simeon Wright began. Number one: Trayvon was killed by a white boy that got out of his truck armed to the teeth chased him...
  • Stunning new study dismantles Obamas 1% vs. 99% inequality argument

    08/17/2013 7:17:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    AEI ^ | 08/17/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    “This growing inequality,” President Obama said during his recent Knox College speech, “is not just morally wrong, it’s bad economics.”A strong statement — but one not supported by data, suggests a blockbuster new study by economists Steven Kaplan (University of Chicago) and Joshua Rauh (Stanford University). They examine two possible explanations for the rise in top-end inequality in their paper “It’s the Market: The Broad-Based Rise in the Return to Top Talent”:1. The Superstar Syndrome. Technology and globalization has enabled highly talented and educated individuals to manage or perform on a larger scale, “applying their talent to greater pools...
  • Spike Lee, Seeking A Kickstarter Handout, Owns $30 Million Manhattan Mansion...

    08/13/2013 9:56:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    As of moments ago, Spike Lees Kickstarter campaign to raise $1.25 million for his next feature film has raised about $215,000 via more than 1220 donations. The director explains that he needs a public handout.... ... While Lees gambit is not a celebrity first (see Braff, Zach and Mars, Veronica), he may be the wealthiest online busker to date, an artist who does not need to seek, Knicks hat-in-hand, other peoples money to produce a new joint. Perhaps Lee, 56, might have considered a relatively small loan or mortgage secured by his Manhattan home, a sprawling Spanish Revival mansion that...
  • Family needs help with puppy's medical bill [Give me $5K for my dog]

    02/08/2013 5:52:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    wsvn ^ | 2/7/13
    - A South Florida couple who was burned out of their apartment is asking for the public's help to assist with their injured dog's medical bills... Gordon said the hospital bills are about $5,000 and the dog is expected to be there for at least another week. "You don't realize how much you love something or someone or an animal until you think you're not gonna have it anymore," he said.
  • UN Asks for Money to Deal with Crisis in Syria

    01/28/2013 3:19:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/13
    The UN appealed to the international community for money to help the millions of Syrian devastated by the violent civil war engulfing the country. With the goal of raising $1.5 billion, the organization appealed for donations at an aid conference in Kuwait, saying it has raised just 3 percent of that...
  • Sandra Fluke Now Has a Human Right to Taxpayer-Financed Birth Control

    11/23/2012 7:26:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/23/2012 | Daniel Mitchell
    Every so often, I share breakthrough stories about advances in human rights around the world. In France, it is against the law to say your husband is under-endowed or that your wife is fat. Across Europe, a satellite dish is now a human right. In Finland, broadband access is a basic right. Theres now an entitlement for free soccer broadcasts in Europe. In Italy, you have the right toumyour testicles. Now, in honor of Sandra Fluke, the United Nations has decided that contraception is a human right. Not just a human right, a universal human right. The New York Times...
  • Gimme Dat Ding

    11/08/2012 3:41:44 PM PST · by TBP · 2 replies
    The Tube of You ^ | 1970 | The Pipkins
    Given Tuesday's results, why don't we just be honest about this and make this song the National Anthem? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEEy615Jzg4
  • What to do if Proposition 30 fails?

    10/31/2012 9:52:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/31/12 | Dan Walters
    As the political odds turn against Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's tax measure, political insiders are turning their attention, however reluctantly, to the fallout should, indeed, voters reject the sales and income tax hike on Tuesday. The measure would deliver $6 billion a year in new revenues and should it fail, Brown and the Legislature have already passed $6 billion in so-called "trigger cuts" that would be imposed, overwhelmingly on K-12 schools. So that would seem to be that. But it's not. As Brown campaigns with increasing desperation for the measure, he insists that were it to fail,...
  • Descendants of condemned 'witches' ask Connecticut to clear their relatives' names

    10/06/2012 12:11:36 PM PDT · by ETL · 61 replies
    AP, via Fox News ^ | October 06, 2012 | Associated Press
    HARTFORD, Conn. Descendants of some of the 11 people executed for witchcraft in mid-1600s Connecticut are hoping for a little magic of their own: that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will issue a proclamation clearing their distant relatives' names and condemning the prosecutions and killings. Over the past seven years, descendants and their supporters have been trying to get state officials to denounce the Connecticut witch trials, which began in 1647, three decades before the more famous trials in Salem, Mass., and ended in 1697. About 46 people were prosecuted, according to a 2006 state report. "They were wrongly accused....
  • CRS report: number of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled (Obama)

    09/20/2012 5:44:08 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9/19/12 | Philip Klein
    Obama administration officials have insisted that their decision to grant states waivers to redefine work requirements for welfare recipients would not gut the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. But a new report from the Congressional Research Service obtained by the Washington Examiner suggests that the administrations suspension of a separate welfare work requirement has already helped explode the number of able-bodied Americans on food stamps. In addition to the broader work requirement that has become a contentious issue in the presidential race, the 1996 welfare reform law included a separate rule encouraging able-bodied adults without dependents to work by limiting...
  • 8,753,935: Workers on Disability Set Another Record in July; Exceed Population of 39 States

    07/23/2012 11:47:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    8,753,935: Workers on Disability Set Another Record in July; Exceed Population of 39 States By Terence P. Jeffrey July 23, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - The number of workers taking federal disability insurance payments hit yet another record in July, increasing to 8,753,935 during the month from the previous record of 8,733,461 set in June, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration. The 8,753,935 workers who took federal disability insurance payments in July exceeded the population of 39 of the 50 states. Only 11 statesCalifornia, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jerseyhad...