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  • Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

    01/29/2015 12:45:54 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister
    Reuters ^ | January 29 2015 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Linda Sieg
    AMMAN/TOKYO - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday. The message appeared to postpone a previous deadline set on Tuesday in which the journalist, Kenji Goto, said he would be killed within 24 hours if the Iraqi was not freed. The latest audio recording, which could not be verified by Reuters, was posted on YouTube early on Thursday. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...
  • Raul Castro demands return of the base at Guantanamo Bay before relations normalize

    01/29/2015 12:35:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2015
    Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations. Castro told a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States that Cuba and the U.S. are working toward full diplomatic relations but 'if these problems aren't resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldn't make any sense.' ....The U.S. established the military base in 1903, and the current Cuban government has been demanding the land's return since the 1959 revolution that brought...
  • Michelle Obama Is More Than A Mascot

    01/28/2015 9:55:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 28, 2015 | Tim Teeman
    She was just criticized in Saudi Arabia for not wearing a headscarf, but even at home she’s not allowed to say what she wants. First ladies should be more than decorative.It must be very strange to be Michelle Obama. You are intelligent, capable, you have opinions and charisma, and yet you are fundamentally mute—your public utterances are scripted and tightly controlled. You are allowed to talk about broccoli and children’s exercise, and safe, non-inflammatory topics. The only time the public sees the Michelle Obama fire, thrillingly, is when she is on the campaign stump for her husband. Even when scripted...
  • Gowdy Comes Out Swinging ( Benghazi Moslem terrorist attacks )

    01/28/2015 9:54:47 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 28, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Rep. Trey Gowdy came out swinging at Tuesdays hearing of his Select Committee, laying into Democrats for playing political games and blasting the State Department for refusing to produce documents and for preventing witnesses from testifying before the committee. ... At the hearing, the State Departments liaison officer to Congress said that more documents would be produced in the coming days, including emails from Secretary of State Clinton giving the lie to oft-repeated Democrat claims that everything relating to Benghazi was already on the public record. ... two very real stand-down orders were issued that night by Secretary Clinton,...
  • Can Pennsylvania have a Selma-like moment this year for the LGBT community?

    01/28/2015 9:43:18 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 9 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Charles Thompson
    Gov. Tom Wolf stood with a small group of lawmakers Wednesday morning to rally new efforts behind bills that would extend basic anti-discrimination protections statewide on the basis of sexual orientation. For Pennsylvania, a state where in most municipalities a person can still be fired from his job or denied housing because of his or her sexual orientation, Wolf said the extended anti-discrimination bills fit the state's heritage perfectly. "Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn on the basis of tolerance. On the basis of religious freedom," Wolf noted. U.S. District Judge John Jones gave the LGBT movement a push with...
  • ISIS To Obama: 'We Will Cut Off Your Head In The White House'

    01/28/2015 9:16:07 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Yahoo
    ISIS militants have threatened to behead Obama in the White House in a video released on Jan. 26. The video shows ISIS militants standing in the streets of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, following an artillery barrage on the city by Kurdish Peshmerga forces. In front of the militants is seated a Kurdish soldier who is executed at the end of the video.
  • Students told to lower pants for poop inspection, parents outraged (Elementary)

    01/28/2015 9:03:13 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | January 28, 2015 | FOX 8
    GUSTINE, Texas A group of students at an elementary school in Texas were apparently asked to lower their pants for a poop inspection on Monday. School educators told two dozen students they were regularly finding feces on the gym floor. The students were then separated into groups of boys and girls and ordered to pull down their pants so administrators could check if they could find anything.
  • Grit And Gratitude Join Reading, Writing And Arithmetic On Report Cards [Common Core?]

    01/28/2015 8:12:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 28, 2015
    Grit And Gratitude Join Reading, Writing And Arithmetic On Report Cards BY LORETTA KALBLKALB 01/27/2015 Outside Harry Dewey Fundamental Elementary School in Fair Oaks, Amanda Christensen recalled the first time she saw the detailed report card for her three children. At first it was very complicated, Christensen said. You see all these new things and you dont understand quite what they mean. Case in point: Her kids are now graded on their level of grit. What does my child have to do to get a grade in that? she wondered. Across the state, report cards are undergoing a sea change...
  • Report: Pay and benefits panel to recommend killing 20-year retirement

    01/28/2015 6:35:47 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | January 28, 2015 | Stars and Stripes
    The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission will release its long-awaited report Thursday, which will propose fundamental changes to military benefits including ending the 20-year retirement, according to the Military Times, citing sources familiar with the report. The plan calls for Congress to create a hybrid system of smaller defined-benefit pension along with more cash-based benefits and lump-sum payments. A significant portion of retirement benefits would come in the form of government contributions to 401(k)-style investment accounts, those familiar with the report told Military Times. In addition to the 401(k) for troops serving less than 20 years, the commission will...
  • Agenda 21: Obama Commits To Helping India Build Smart Cities (Video)

    01/28/2015 6:23:37 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 12 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Jan 28 2015 | Renee Nal
    During his trip to India, President Obama declared America’s commitment to “help design smart cities” and “bullet trains” in the country. The main selling point for “smart cities” is that they are “sustainable,” a vague but applauded term that often used in context of combating what this author strongly believes is a non-existent problem: man-made climate change. During a speech at the Siri Fort Auditorium in India, Obama, who met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the tour, declared: We are ready to join you in building new infrastructure…roads and airports, the ports and bullet trains to propel India into...
  • Thanks a lot, austerity! We could have had 2014's economic recovery in 2011 (What austerity?)

    01/28/2015 6:13:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | January 28, 2015 | Ryan Cooper
    ast year boasted the strongest job numbers since 1999, and as a result, many commentators have concluded that left-wing critics of austerity were wrong all along. The basic case advanced by Jeff Sachs, Scott Sumner, and others is that the surge in growth and jobs proves that austerity is not the poison its detractors claimed it would be. These commentators make some good points. But they are wrong about austerity. A close examination of the counterfactuals shows that austerity almost certainly held back the recovery and without it, we might have had 2014's strong numbers in 2011....
  • Obama's Attorney General Nominee: Illegal Immigrants Have a Right to Work in The United States

    01/28/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 28, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    resident Obama's recent executive action on illegal immigration, deferring deportations and giving millions of individuals access to work permits, Social Security, Medicaid and other benefits, was front and center during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday where attorney general nominee and U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch testified. Under questioning from Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, Lynch argued that regardless of an individual's lawful status in the United States, they should have the right to work. ... Attorney General Eric Holder, who Lynch will replace if confirmed, has openly stated he believes amnesty for those who entered the country illegally...
  • DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

    01/28/2015 5:50:02 PM PST · by upchuck · 23 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 28, 2015 | Eric Tucker
    WASHINGTON (AP) The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday. DEA Administrator Michelle Leonhart said in a statement that the proposal memorialized in an employee's email was only a suggestion, never authorized by her agency and never put into action. The AP also learned that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives did not authorize or approve the license plate surveillance plan. Automated license plate scanners take pictures of every vehicle that passes...
  • Teacher Pensions Going To Kill Us All

    01/28/2015 5:49:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Teacher pensions are a huge and growing crisis waiting to explode without major reforms, warns a new report released Tuesday by an educational think tank.“Do the math on teacher pensions and it just doesn’t add up,” argues the National Council on Teacher Quality in its report, Doing the Math on Teacher Pensions. Total unfunded teacher pension liabilities in 2014 were a whopping $499 billion dollars, the group found. That amount is surging rapidly; in 2012, the total was just $394 billion, meaning that pension debt is growing by over $50 billion a year.Some states are in a particularly huge hole....
  • Perry is angry, but his lawyers make headway

    01/28/2015 4:50:38 PM PST · by SSS Two · 12 replies
    Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | 01/28/2015 6:10 PM
    Former Gov. Rick Perry presented an angry man persona at a news conference on Wednesday when responding to a court ruling on the abuse of office indictment against him. He neednt have been so angry. His lawyers are making headway. Judge Bert Richardson ruled Tuesday that the case can move forward, but he also noted weaknesses in both counts of the indictment. Perrys lawyers said theyll appeal the ruling, while at the same time taking advantage of Richardsons suggestion that they reword their motion to dismiss one of the counts and try again.
  • Maybe Freedom Should Come with a Government Warning

    01/28/2015 4:17:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is thinking about banning smoking… Everywhere. Well, at least everywhere someone might be working, so I guess that’s not as many places as you might think. (Hat tip to Obamanomics.) The CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has suggested banning all tobacco consumption at every work place in the nation… Because, ya know, the nanny-state can never be too big, right?The ban would apply to not only office buildings, restaurants, and retail stores, but it would also apply to any outdoor location (such as construction sites, landscaping work, and even...
  • Post-mortem of Alexander Litvinenko's radioactive body - 'one of the most dangerous ever undertaken'

    01/28/2015 3:44:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/28/15 | Hugo Gye
    Post-mortem of Alexander Litvinenko's radioactive body was 'one of the most dangerous ever undertaken in the western world' as inquiry hears it was the only case of polonium poisoning ever recorded The post-mortem examination of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko was one of the most dangerous ever held because his body was so radioactive, an inquiry was told today. Doctors who carried out the procedure had to wear special suits, protective gloves and hoods to prevent them being contaminated, the hearing was told. The public inquiry into Mr Litvinenko's death also heard how the Russian dissident, 43, spent three weeks in...
  • Milwaukee (WI) makes it hard to buy its many empty school buildings

    01/28/2015 3:26:12 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | January 26, 2015 | Paul Brennan
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. The words bizarre and hilariously tragic arent normally associated with real estate transactions. But theres very little normal about the problems private schools and charter schools face when they try to buy one of Milwaukee Public Schools vacant school buildings. The whole thing was very, very bizarre, Henry Tyson said, reflecting on his experience dealing with city and MPS officials. Tyson, superintendent of St. Marcus Lutheran School, spent more than a year trying to buy one of the citys vacant school building. In 2013, St. Marcus, a highly regarded school that accepts voucher students through the Milwaukee...
  • White House Spox Stumbles to Answer Whether Taliban a Terrorist Group

    01/28/2015 2:40:38 PM PST · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    During Wednesday afternoons White House press conference, ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl cornered Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz over why the administration does not consider the Taliban to be a terrorist organization. In light of a possible Jordanian prisoner swap with ISIS forces, Karl asked Schultz how that governments actions differ from the United States 2014 release of Gitmo prisoners to the Taliban in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. When the spokesman suggested the Taliban is just an armed insurgency, and not a terrorist organization like ISIS, Karl pounced: You dont think the Talibans a terrorist group? In the clip...
  • 2 Chainz says he plans to run for mayor of College Park, Georgia

    01/28/2015 2:20:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/15 | Zayda Rivera
    College Park may be getting a new mayor soon. Tauheed Epps, well-known as the rapper 2 Chainz, is not only a native of the Georgia city, but hes expressed his desire to run to be its mayor. I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year, the We Own It rapper told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tuesday.
  • S.F. public defender detained outside court, office outraged

    A San Francisco deputy public defender was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at the Hall of Justice after she asked why city police officers were questioning her client outside a courtroom, the public defenders office said Wednesday. Attorney Jami Tillotson was handcuffed to a bar in a Southern Police Station holding area located at the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St. for an hour following what public defenders office spokeswoman Tamara Barak Aparton called blatant intimidation by several police officers. Police officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Tillotsons client had just made an appearance in Department...
  • PROHIBITING COYOTE-KILLING CONTESTS;DEFINING "COYOTE-KILLING CONTEST"; PROVIDING PENALTIES.

    01/28/2015 2:05:45 PM PST · by redreno · 16 replies
    AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS; PROHIBITING COYOTE-KILLING CONTESTS; DEFINING "COYOTE-KILLING CONTEST"; PROVIDING PENALTIES. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO: SECTION 1. A new section of Chapter 30, Article 18 NMSA 1978 is enacted to read: "[NEW MATERIAL] LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.--The legislature finds that it would benefit the state to retain its tradition of nonfrivolous hunting by eliminating the practice of coyote-killing contests in concert with long-standing conservation guidelines for hunters and anglers."
  • Sticky situation: Outrage as Cadbury banned in US

    01/28/2015 2:05:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    CNBC via MSN ^ | 1/28/15 | Holly Ellyatt
    Angry British chocolate lovers have vented their anger at a lawsuit brought by Hershey's (HSY), which effectively bars the import of chocolates made in the U.K. by Cadbury, a British brand well-loved by expats. Using the hashtag #boycotthershey, fans of Cadbury products, such as the iconic Dairy Milk bars and Cadbury Creme Eggs, called for a boycott of the American chocolate giant on Twitter and Facebook. A protest petition on MoveOn.org had over 22,000 signatures by 1 p.m. GMT on Wednesday. It comes after Hershey's, which holds a license to manufacture Cadbury chocolates in the U.S., agreed on a settlement...
  • Poll: 64% want Congress to restore ObamaCare subsidies even if Republicans win the Halbig case

    01/28/2015 2:04:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Remember the issue in Halbig? There’s a section in the ObamaCare statute that says federal subsidies to pay premiums are available to anyone who buys their insurance through “an Exchange established by the State.” But that phrase is vaguely worded. Is the federal ObamaCare exchange, Healthcare.gov, an exchange established by the state? Or was the idea that subsidies should apply only to exchanges created by the individual states, as an economic incentive to encourage state governments to create their own insurance marketplaces? You know what Jonathan Gruber thinks, or thought, about that. By this summer, we’ll know what John...
  • AG nominee Loretta Lynch: People have a right to work in America regardless of how they came here

    01/28/2015 2:01:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Did she misspeak or did illegals suddenly acquire the “right” to hold down a job in the United States when I wasn’t looking? Not even Obama goes that far, I think; the work permits being handed out under his new amnesty are a matter of dubious and “temporary” executive largesse, not a matter of right. Here’s the (slightly abridged) transcript of Lynch’s full exchange via Jeff Sessions’s office, which the first clip below doesn’t capture: SESSIONS: Let me ask you this: In the workplace of America today when we have a high number of unemployed, we’ve had declining wages...
  • When Politics Defy Reality: The Real State of the Union Features Dishonesty and Deception

    01/28/2015 1:55:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama was upbeat and inspiring, particularly if a listener had no prior knowledge of his many speeches that were quite similar but bore no fruit. It almost appeared that he was living in an alternate universe that bore no resemblance to present-day America and the current global stage. He boasted that the economy was doing very well and that unemployment had been cut in half since he took office. Perhaps someone should educate him about the labor force participation rate, which is at its lowest point in the past 36 years...
  • Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Join Forces Against the Fed

    01/28/2015 1:33:17 PM PST · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz might end up running against each other for the Republican presidential nomination, but they can agree on one thing: their distrust of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, the two Republican senators introduced the Federal Reserve Transparency Act which Mr. Paul has been pushing for some time.Republicans have questioned the Feds moves to stimulate the economy since the financial crisis, arguing that the expansion of its balance sheet will create economic instability. In 2011, Gov. Rick Perry called the Feds monetary policies potentially treasonous and said that Ben S. Bernanke, the Fed chairman at the...
  • TED CRUZ AND THE MATTER OF THE MUSHY MIDDLE

    01/28/2015 1:15:06 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jan 2015 | CICERO
    Sen. Ted Cruz lit up the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday: Talk is cheap, he told conservative activists before he slipped in a Biblical allusion: The Word tells us you will know them by their fruit. That is, the proofs in the pudding. And Cruz was just getting rolling; he challenged his potential rivals for the 2016 Republican nomination to, in effect, put up or shut up: If you say you oppose the presidents unconstitutional executive amnesty, show me where you stood up. If you say you support life and you support marriage, show me were you stood up and...
  • Obama ends day of Indian pageantry with $4 billion pledge

    01/28/2015 11:40:15 AM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    reuters ^ | january 26, 2015 | Sanjeev Miglani and Roberta Rampton
    U.S. President Barack Obama ended a landmark day in India on Monday with a pledge of $4 billion in investments and loans, seeking to release what he called the "untapped potential" of a business and strategic partnership between the world's largest democracies. Earlier in the day, at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama was the first U.S. president to attend India's annual Republic Day parade, a show of military might that has been associated with Cold War anti-Americanism. -snip "We are moving in the right direction ... That said, we also know that the U.S.-India relationship is defined...
  • Vegas Billionaire Seeks to Outlaw Competition

    01/28/2015 10:20:53 AM PST · by 54fighting · 17 replies
    TownHall.Com ^ | 1/28/15 | Neil McCabe
    After spending millions of dollars to help elect a Republican House and Senate, Capitol Hill sources report Las Vegas gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson received a private briefing with Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee in the second week of January. The meeting sends a strong signal that the billionaire, who is one of the most generous contributors to Republican candidates and campaignsever, will not retreat away from his desire to outlaw legal and regulated Internet gaming by the states. Sources familiar with Adelson's lobbying describe the meeting as both a strategy session and an update for the gambling mogul....
  • Wisconsin treasurer fulfills campaign pledge by laying off staff

    01/28/2015 10:14:32 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 1-28-15 | Adam Tobias
    MADISON, Wis. Newly elected state Treasurer Matt Adamczyk ran on a campaign pledge of cutting 80 percent from a $545,000 annual budget. A few weeks into his first and supposed only term, he has, through lay-offs, already gotten rid of his two-member staff. Adamczyk also declined to fill an empty deputy treasurer position that was paying close to $107,000 a year in salary and benefits. Im a big believer that in government its not our job just to give people jobs, Adamczyk told Wisconsin Reporter. The state has transferred most of the treasurers duties to other government agencies over...
  • Why Donald Trump is Right

    01/28/2015 10:13:44 AM PST · by arthurus · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 27 January 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Donald Trump on Saturday slammed Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush as potential 2016 presidential candidates a move that delighted the crowd of Iowa conservatives and demonstrated the two candidates potential liabilities in a GOP primary. The conservative real-estate magnate, speaking at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines hosted by Republican Rep. Steve King, spent several minutes criticizing both Romney and Bush and labeling them as weak candidates. It cant be Mitt he ran and failed. He failed, Trump said, to applause.. You cant have Bush, Trump later added, a line that drew even more applause from the...
  • Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage

    01/28/2015 10:12:24 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 107 replies
    CNS.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Curtis kalin
    Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage In an attempt to shame residents of their city, a new Seattle law will levy a fine on homes that do not properly sort food out of their garbage. Emblazoned with a red citation tag, violators will start to be fined anywhere from $1-$50 in July. For now, Seattle residents will be publicly shamed by the Scarlet Letter-like tags. US Food Waste Food waste is a big, and still growing, problem. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo) "I'm sure neighbors are going to see these on their other neighbors' cans," says Rodney Watkins,...
  • Lindsey Graham: Ill make it easier to have a late-term abortion after rape

    01/28/2015 9:31:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/28/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- After a revolt by Republican women indefinitely delayed the House vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Act, Sen. Lindsey Graham has promised that when he introduces his version in the Senate he will leave out a provision requiring women to report their rapes to the authorities. “Nobody’s for rape,” Graham told Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill. Republican congresswomen led by Renee Ellmers and Jackie Walorski spiked the vote, which was to take place on the same day as the 2015 March for Life, over a legal mandate that women who...
  • 'We will cut off your head in the White House': ISIS threatens to behead Obama

    01/28/2015 9:25:15 AM PST · by Baynative · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/15 | Damien Gale and Simon Tomlinson
    Islamic State militants have threatened to behead Barack Obama and turn the U.S. into a Muslim province in the latest gruesome video to emerge from their self-styled caliphate. The footage shows a black-clad jihadist standing over a Kurdish soldier who, in a sickening climax to the video, has his head cut off. Before the hostage is executed, the ISIS fighter warns the U.S. president: 'Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America. 'Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province.'
  • FREEREPUBLIC EXISTS BECAUSE WE FORSOOK GOD

    01/28/2015 8:22:25 AM PST · by knarf · 105 replies
    self ^ | JANUARY 28, 2015 | knarf
    Why else would we be in turmoil and nothing seems to get corrected ?
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Stop Fed Internet Takeover; FCC Votes Feb 26

    01/28/2015 8:11:43 AM PST · by cornelis · 14 replies
    Dear Friends, Obamacare, the VA scandal, the IRS scandal--these are just a few examples of what happens when we give government huge power without oversight. It's about to happen again--the Obama Administration is fighting for a government takeover of the Internet and the Federal Communications Commission is going to vote on it February 26th. That's why I am writing you today--I need your help to stop this.President Obama came out a few weeks ago urging the FCC to vote to regulate the Internet the same way that it regulates public utilities under Title II. What this means is that, for...
  • Israel says 2 soldiers killed in Hezbollah strike near Lebanese border

    01/28/2015 8:02:28 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-28-2015 | Fox News
    Israel's military says two of its soldiers were killed and another seven were wounded in a Hezbollah strike Wednesday on an army convoy near the Lebanese border. Israel's military responded to the anti-tank missile strike on the convoy with aerial and ground attacks on Hezbollah positions in Lebanon. Lebanese security officials told the Associated Press that Israel fired 25 shells across the border. The Israeli Defense Forces said that residents of the area had been ordered to remain in their homes. The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah earlier claimed responsibility for the attack and said it destroyed a number of Israeli...
  • Three more beheaded under new Saudi king

    01/28/2015 7:40:25 AM PST · by rktman · 74 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 1/27/2015 | unknown
    - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded two more of its citizens and a Pakistani, continuing the strictest punishment under new King Salman.
  • Iran-Syria-North Korea Nuclear Nexus

    01/28/2015 7:27:24 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 1 replies
    FrontpageMag.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Majid Rafizadeh
    HassanAs Iranian and American chief diplomats continue to meet to find ways to speed up nuclear negotiations and strike a final nuclear deal that would lead to the removal of all international sanctions on the ruling clerics, the Obama administration persists in ignoring the recent revelations about the Islamic Republic and its covert operations in the region.
  • Secret planting of up to 75,000 Syrian Muslims begins in U.S. [Amerabia]

    01/28/2015 7:25:17 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 80 replies
    WND ^ | 1/28/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    Up to 10,000 Syrian refugees, most of them Muslims, will be resettled in cities throughout the U.S. in 2015, with that figure expected to surge to near 75,000 over the next five years. While some of the planned destinations for these refugees are starting to leak out, the big question is: where will they be going? The U.S. State Department does not announce where it plans to send foreign refugees for resettlement within the United States, although the locations do eventually show up in a government database some weeks after they arrive in their host cities. Word of their anticipated...
  • MLA Gets Religion Wrong

    01/28/2015 7:17:58 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 27, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    When professors do pay attention to religion, they usually get it wrong. Conservatives would rather have [social welfare] provided by religious organizations, which is incompatible with other aspects of Catholic social teaching, Robin Sowards, an adjunct professor at Duquesne University told an audience at the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Vancouver, Canada. Here are a few highlights from the history of Catholic Charities: October 24, 1727Ursuline sisters arrive from France to open an orphanage, school for street girls, and health facility in New Orleans. It is the first formal Catholic charity in the present United States. January 1, 1845The...
  • Poll: Large Majority of Americans Oppose Obamas Immigration Actions

    01/28/2015 7:13:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/28/2015 | Andrew Johnson
    A larger number of Americans oppose President Obamas executive actions on immigration than support it, according to a new survey. Among blue-collar workers, the opposition is even more stark. A new poll conducted by Paragon Insights finds that 58 percent of registered voters oppose the presidents actions to block the deportation of up to 4 million immigrants in the country illegally, compared with 36 percent who support it. As the pollster notes, the question does not mention the White Houses decision to bypass Congress, but solely focuses on the presidents policy by asking, Do you support or oppose Obamas...
  • Obama speech in India: On him being Muslim, as if that were somehow a bad thing

    01/28/2015 7:12:13 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    Pamela Geller.Com ^ | 1/28/2015 | Pamela Geller
    ( President Barack Obama walks from the stage with first lady Michelle Obama after his speech at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi, India.) Obama] noted the persistent false rumors that he is a Muslim, not a Christian. There have been times where my faith has at times been questioned by people who dont know me, or theyve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing, Obama said. What is a bad thing is that Obama is a pathological liar, and he has hidden so much from the American people, its...
  • Russian spy cell in New York ... Men tried to crash high-frequency radio messages used for trading

    01/28/2015 7:06:08 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | Jan 27 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Russian spies operating a cell in New York were trying to find ways to cause an economic meltdown, according to court documents. The three men allegedly wanted to destabilise high frequency trading systems, which were blamed for the Wall St Flash Crash of 2010. snip The FBI began investigating the men in 2010 after ten Russian spies living in the US were arrested, including red-haired femme fatale Anna Chapman. Last night the exposure of the latest spy ring threatened to turn into a diplomatic row as Russia said there was no evidence against the trio. Prosecutors in New York named...
  • Eric Holder's Replacement in The Hot Seat on Capitol Hill Wednesday

    01/28/2015 6:46:13 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 28, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch, who has been nominated by President Obama to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, will testify in front of the Republican controlled Senate Judiciary Committee as part of her confirmation process today on Capitol Hill. Lynch will be forced to address a number of controversial topics and will field tough questions from lawmakers. Some of the topics on the tape for discussion: -President Obama's executive amnesty. -The Department of Justice role in the IRS targeting scandal. -Closing of GITMO and release of GITMO detainees . -The broken relationship between...
  • Why Firearms Makers Are So Worried Even as The Second Amendment Is Stronger than Ever

    01/28/2015 6:43:01 AM PST · by HammerT · 37 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ted R. Bromund
    But despite their formidable powers of self-defense, members of the industry are a nervous lot and not without reason. Two years ago, after Newtown and the 2012 election, the show anxiously awaited President Obamas executive actions on gun control. A year ago, the (ATT),.. promised nothing but trouble. This year, executive actions were back on the agenda: with the midterm elections now past, the industry fears theres nothing to stop the president from indulging his anti-firearms instincts. [..] But gun-control supporters arent merely relying on fooling people with new language. From import bans to action through the Centers for...
  • Just Say No To Shady Common Core Assessment Tests

    01/28/2015 6:39:32 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Radix News ^ | January 28, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    This is National School Choice Week, but I want to talk about parents school testing choice. Moms and dads, you have the inherent right and responsibility to protect your children. You can choose to refuse the top-down Common Core racket of costly standardized tests of dubious academic value, reliability and validity. Dont let anyone tell you otherwise. Im reminding you of your right to choose because the spring season of testing tyranny is about to hit the fan. Do you object to the time being taken away from your kids classroom learning? Are you alarmed by the intrusive data-sharing and...
  • Alabama chief justice: I refuse to enforce this federal court ruling legalizing gay marriage

    01/28/2015 6:35:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    It’s Roy Moore, who’s already nationally famous for his willingness to defy federal courts. He got elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2001, had a monument to the Ten Commandments installed on the courthouse grounds, then was tossed off the bench for refusing to comply when a federal judge ordered him to remove the monument to prevent a violation of the Establishment Clause. He got reelected chief justice a few years ago and now he’s going to defy the federal judiciary on another hot-button “values” issue, namely, last week’s ruling that the part of the Alabama...
  • Obama caves on taxing 529 college savings plans

    01/28/2015 6:32:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s a refreshing change of pace for you. Normally when we have to talk about politicians caving in on a position they’ve staked out, it winds up being the Republicans. This week, however, the collapse took place in the White House. Barack Obama had been pushing for what amounted to another tax increase by eliminating the 529 college savings program whereby parents could set aside pretax money for their kids’ education and not pay taxes on it upon withdrawal provided the money was used to pay for tuition. But in the face of bipartisan opposition and negative feedback from...