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  • HPD officer charged with assault for body slam

    07/31/2015 10:19:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHN ^ | Friday, July 31, 2015 | Lynn Kawano
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The State Attorney General's office has charged a Honolulu Police officer shown in cell phone video body slamming a man in Palolo Valley in February. Only Hawaii News Now reported on the case months ago when 25-year old Eric Masrasrik was thrown to the ground by Officer Siave Seti, Jr.  Seti is charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The cell phone video doesn't show what led up to the confrontation, but Masrasrik claims it was unprovoked. He also says the officer punched him in the face. Seti, a two year veteran of the force, did not arrest...
  • Clinton email release falls well short of judge’s order

    07/31/2015 10:16:44 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-31-15 | Stephan Dinan
    State Dept. fails to release 1,000 messages The State Department admitted it was violating a judge’s order Friday in releasing only 1,356 new emails from former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s time in the administration, with officials saying they’re falling behind because they are having to run all of the documents by intelligence agencies to make sure classified documents aren’t being released. It’s the latest stumble for a department put on the spot by Mrs. Clinton’s unique email set-up, which saw her reject a State Department account and instead issue herself a private account, kept on a server she maintained at...
  • Judge Orders Hillary Clinton to Answer for ‘Home-Brew’ Server

    07/31/2015 9:56:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-31-15 | Kristinn Taylor
    U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order late Friday afternoon ordering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and two of her most intimate State Department aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, to account for, under penalty of perjury, their use of Clinton’s ‘home-brew’ server kept at her Chappaqua, New York home during Clinton’s four-year tenure as secretary, as well as any official documents in their possession. The order came in a FOIA lawsuit by Judicial Watch that was re-opened by Judge Sullivan in June after Clinton’s circumvention of the FOIA laws was revealed when news broke of her...
  • Black Alabama Cop Beats the S&*# Out of Handcuffed white man

    07/31/2015 9:50:14 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    On December 23, 2011, in Huntsville, Alabama, black cop Brett Russell brutally yanked a restrained white man from the back of a police cruiser, and instantly unleashed brutal beating upon his helpless ass, while repeatedly yelling the fix all police brutality phrase bleated ad nauseum for recording purposes: “Stop resisting!” Gary Wayne Hopkins had been arrested after a domestic violence call. He was beaten so badly, the correctional officers were unable to accept him, and sent him straight to a hospital. In the police report, all present officers reported that Hopkins was combative, and that Russell who beat him to...
  • Obama Administration War Against Apple and Google Just Got Uglier

    07/31/2015 9:30:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    the Intercept Unofficial Sources — FirstLook.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | by Jenna McLaughlin
    p>The Obama administration’s central strategy against strong encryption seems to be waging war on the companies that are providing and popularizing it: most notably Apple and Google. The intimidation campaign got a boost Thursday when a blog that frequently promotes the interests of the national security establishment raised the prospect of Apple being found liable for providing material support to a terrorist.Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the LawFare blog, suggested that Apple could in fact face that liability if it continued to provide encryption services to a suspected terrorist. He noted that the post was in response to an idea raised by Sen....
  • Congressman Introduces Bill to Ban Sales of Body Parts From Aborted Babies

    07/31/2015 8:40:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifenews ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 31, 2015
    After a national scandal over the sale of aborted baby parts, Colorado Representative Doug Lamborn introduced the End Trafficking of the Terminated Unborn Act of 2015 (H.R. 3215), which would ban the acquisition of human body parts from abortions for research. Rep. Lamborn’s legislation is a response to four videos that show Planned Parenthood executives negotiating the sale of aborted babies and discussing how their abortionists alter procedures to obtain salable organs. The congressman believes his bill is especially important considering the recent revelations regarding Planned Parenthood’s connection with Colorado State University, a state funded school in Northern Colorado. In...
  • Baltimore Cops’ Attorneys Just Made Two Explosive Claims In Freddie Gray Case

    07/31/2015 8:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 30, 2015 | Chuck Ross, reporter
    The defense attorneys for the six Baltimore cops charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray made two explosive claims in a court motion filed on Thursday. According to The Baltimore Sun, the officers’ attorneys are claiming that the office of Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby has evidence that the 25-year-old Gray had “attempted to injure himself” in police custody prior to his April 12 arrest. They also claim that Mosby had a “private meeting” with the medical examiner who conducted Gray’s autopsy days before the report was released. Mosby’s office has failed to turn that evidence over...
  • UK, US turn blind eye to Islamic State oil sales

    07/31/2015 8:08:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 7/31/15 | Nafeez Ahmed
    Amid the scramble for Kurdistan’s oil and gas wealth, the US and UK are tied to Kurdish and Turkish institutions accused of facilitating IS oil sales Key allies in the US and UK led war on Islamic State (IS) are covertly financing the terrorist movement according to senior political sources in the region. US and British oil companies are heavily invested in the murky geopolitical triangle sustaining IS’ black market oil sales.The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq and Turkish military intelligence have supported secret IS oil smuggling operations and supplied arms to the terror group, according to Kurdish, Iraqi...
  • Puerto Rico: No money available to make $58M bond payment

    07/31/2015 8:03:22 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    AP News ^ | July 31, 2015 | Danica Coto
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government said Friday it would not make a $58 million bond payment due on the weekend and warned that the general fund will run out of liquidity by November if no action is taken. Gubernatorial Chief of Staff Victor Suarez said at a news conference that the island's Public Finance Corporation could not meet the payment due Saturday. "We don't have the money," he said, adding that the government still hopes to reach an agreement with creditors on renegotiating its debts. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla warned several weeks ago that the government...
  • Washington governor won’t investigate Planned Parenthood; lauds abortion giant

    07/31/2015 7:55:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Rebecca Downs | Jul 31, 2015
    The number of states announcing investigations or reviews into Planned Parenthood keeps growing, as do the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress showing top Planned Parenthood employees discussing their fetal parts business. Unfortunately though, some state governors, all Democrats, have turned down the call from their legislatures to investigate Planned Parenthood. Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia and Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota, and now Governor Jay Inslee of Washington state have come out against investigating to see if illegal fetal harvesting is taking place at Planned Parenthood affiliates in their state. Inslee also took the requests as an...
  • Get your carrots, not cookies, from Howard County's vending machines [MD Freak State!]

    07/31/2015 7:53:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/31/15 | Amanda Yeager and Meredith Cohn
    Healthy options are coming to Howard County, but some think the carrot is a stick.Four of five Howard County Council members, all Democrats, voted Friday to overturn County Executive Allan Kittleman's veto of a bill that creates nutritional guidelines for the food and drinks sold in government vending machines.Kittleman, the county's first Republican executive since 1998, framed the issue as one of choice for workers and visitors to county buildings, even if that means they choose fluorescent orange doodles chased by a bubbly soda."I trust Howard County residents and employees to make their own decisions about what to eat," Kittleman...
  • Rubio: US has 'long' and 'painful' history of discrimination

    07/31/2015 7:37:08 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 46 replies
    AP ^ | July 27 2015 | Bill Barrow
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The United States must acknowledge a "painful, complicated" history of racial discrimination that still affects many minorities, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio said Monday between campaign speeches in South Carolina. Rubio told reporters that "decades and decades of discriminatory practices" have yielded a lack of economic opportunity for many minorities and sour relationships between law enforcement and minority communities, particularly African-Americans. "It's important for us to confront these issues because we can't fulfill our promise as a nation if we have a significant percentage of the population feeling as if the American dream is out of...
  • Trump attacks Hillary's right-hand-woman Huma, calls her husband Anthony Weiner 'the worst deviant'

    07/31/2015 7:23:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2015 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    Donald Trump charged Wednesday that a sexually 'deviant' former congressman who is married to Hillary Clinton's closest aide has likely seen the contents of classified emails that passed through the former secretary of state's private home-brew server. Huma Abedin, the Pakistani-American chief of staff to Clinton, was wed in 2010 to then-Congressman Anthony Weiner, the Democrat whose star fell to earth amid lewd sexting scandals. Republicans in Washington are furious with Clinton for destroying tens of thousands of emails dating from her time in office, and for including classified information in an unknown number of others. Trump told DailyMail.com during...
  • Sometimes It’s Just Easier To Care About Dead Lions Than Dead People

    07/31/2015 7:22:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Jul. 29, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    I started noticing “Cecil the Lion” trending on Facebook and Twitter at some point yesterday afternoon. By the evening, it was the most popular topic on social media, and stories about the lion were popping up on all of the national news sites. Before I took the time to investigate, I tried to imagine if there could be any valid reason for a wild cat to become the biggest news item in the world. On a day when another undercover video revealed Planned Parenthood dismembering murdered children for profit, I strained to think if there might be some justification for...
  • Pentagon signals move to arm more troops at recruiting stations

    07/31/2015 7:13:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 30, 2015 | JAMES ROSEN
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter has given his top commanders the green light to allow more troops to carry weapons at U.S. bases, with a focus on recruiting stations, Reserve centers and other softer military targets. Carter’s actions came two weeks after a Kuwaiti-born gunman killed four Marines and a sailor before police slayed him at the Navy reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn. “The tragic shooting on July 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, illustrates the continuing threat to DOD personnel in the U.S. homeland posed by homegrown violent extremists,” Carter wrote in a memo released Thursday by the Pentagon. In the memo,...
  • Iran’s foreign minister: Israel should disarm, too

    07/31/2015 7:12:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 31, 2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    Now that Iran has agreed to curb its nuclear program, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says it’s time for Israel to follow suit and abandon its long-rumored nuclear arsenal. “Iran’s push for a ban on weapons of mass destruction in its regional neighbourhood has been consistent,” Zarif wrote in an editorial for the Guardian. “And while Iran has received the support of some of its Arab friends in this endeavour, Israel — home to the Middle East’s only nuclear weapons programme — has been the holdout.” The nuclear deal signed in Vienna by Iran and the P 5 + 1 countries...
  • Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting

    07/31/2015 7:09:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/31/15 | Mollie Hemingway
    A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children.Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation.Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President Barack Obama. He was also a major donor to and bundler for President Obama’s presidential campaign. He raised at least $200,000 for...
  • Rhode Island mandates HPV vaccine for seventh-graders

    07/31/2015 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    turnto10.com ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | By Associated Press
    Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine. Starting this fall, seventh-graders who do not get the vaccine will not be allowed to attend school unless their parents seek an exemption for medical or religious reasons, the Providence Journal reported Tuesday. Tricia Washburn, chief of the office of immunization for the Rhode Island Department of Health, said the Centers for Disease Control found no safety concerns with the vaccine. "The bottom line is that HPV is the most sexually transmitted disease in the U.S." she said. "We are interested in...
  • ‘Abandonment of Standard Journalistic Practices': Hillary Campaign Blasts NYT in Letter

    07/31/2015 6:29:58 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 12 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 7/30/15 | Josh Feldman
    Hillary Clinton‘s campaign sent a letter to The New York Times lambasting them for their recent coverage of Clinton’s use of private email while she was Secretary of State. The letter, first obtained by CNN and then posted online by the Clinton campaign, is in direct response to the Times‘ most recent reporting on Clinton. The Times ran a report saying that two government inspectors general recommended the DOJ open a criminal investigation into Clinton’s emails due to classified material on her private account, but it turns out the recommendation was not on criminal grounds, so the Times ended up...
  • Father of missing Florida boy: “I know those boys are out there. I know they are OK

    07/31/2015 6:25:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 31 JULY 2015 | WBAY.COM
    CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – It has been a week since Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos went missing during a fishing trip, their boat was found off the Florida coast. It’s believed the current would have taken them north and that has been how the search has progressed for Blu Stephanos, Austin’s father. “I feel like a drained battery I feel like I have been going as hard as I can, and every time I have someone just say they are going to find them or they are praying for me– or I meet them out here at the airstrip and...
  • Clintons earned nearly $141M from '07 to '14

    07/31/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by gorush · 7 replies
    CNN via Channel 3000 ^ | Jul 31 2015 07:47:17 PM CDT | Dan Merica and Eric Bradner
    In a lengthy statement and on her campaign website, Clinton detailed that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, paid more than $43 million in federal taxes from 2007 to 2014, over $13 million in state taxes and donated nearly $15 million to charity over the same period. The couple earned a total of $140.9 million, with an adjusted gross income of $139.1 million, the returns show. (CNN) - Hillary and Bill Clinton earned nearly $141 million over the course of eight years and paid $43 million in federal taxes, according to tax returns her campaign released Friday. Clinton...
  • A Truck Stop in Europe – Why the Euro and European Union Will Fail

    07/31/2015 5:45:30 PM PDT · by NRx · 48 replies
    Crawling Road ^ | 07-28-2015 | Craig Rowland
    Everything I needed to know about why the European Union would fail I learned at a truck stop. It was in 2001 when a bus tour I was on stopped at a truck stop on the German Autobahn. For the American readers, you must understand that European truck stops are much different from what you get in the states. In Europe, the facilities are clean and the food is actually decent. They don’t have the same hot dogs sitting in the cooker for five days. And no, you can’t buy six gallon soda cups. As it were, in this truck...
  • King: Kerry "Incredibly Arrogant" Treats Dissenters Of Iran Deal Like "Dope, Rednecks"

    07/31/2015 5:33:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on AM 970’s “The John Gambling Show,” Rep. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said Secretary of State John Kerry came across as “incredibly arrogant” while pitching his nuclear deal with Iran during his appearances on Capitol Hill this week.
  • Jon Karl Grills White House Over Planned Parenthood Videos

    07/31/2015 5:29:47 PM PDT · by absentee · 2 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/31/2015 | Caleb Howe
    Josh Earnest continues to make it clear this week that not only has he not watched the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood, but that in fact he is taking Planned Parenthood's word for it that they reveal noting and are simply fraudulent. In the Digitas video above, you can see clips from both Friday's and Thursdays briefings where Earnest plainly admits the White House is using the organization's talking points. Apparently the alleged criminal sale of baby body parts does not rise to the level of "merits our attention" at Obama's White House. That wasn't the only thing that...
  • Judge Blocks Release of New Video by Center for Medical Progress

    07/31/2015 5:24:10 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-31-15 | Oliver Darcy
    A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of additional recordings captured by the group behind a series of undercover Planned Parenthood videos. The move came hours after after the National Abortion Federation filed a request for an injunction and restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge dismisses Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights case

    07/31/2015 4:14:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-31-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – A federal judge on Friday tossed out former Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights lawsuit and declared Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment that forced Abrahamson out of her long-standing seat of power does indeed pass “constitutional muster.” U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson said he wasn’t persuaded by Abrahamson’s case. His ruling puts to rest the liberal justice’s claims that the amendment approved by Wisconsin voters in April unfairly led to her ouster as chief justice. “This court has been asked whether the immediate implementation of an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution concerning the structure of its court system...
  • Hillary Clinton Paid $57 Million in Taxes Over Last 8 Years

    07/31/2015 2:52:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 31, 2015 | By LIZ KREUTZ, SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Hillary Clinton paid roughly $57 million in federal and state taxes over the last eight years based on a statement just released by the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign. The statement does not say how much Clinton earned each year. She made roughly $15 million in charitable donations. “We’ve come a long way from my days going door-to-door for the Children’s Defense Fund and earning $16,450 as a young law professor in Arkansas — and we owe it to the opportunities America provides,” Clinton said in the statement.
  • Wisconsin lawmakers propose ban on sale of fetal body parts, stripping Planned Parenthood funds

    07/31/2015 2:48:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    twincities.com ^ | 07/24/2015 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. -- The sale of fetal body parts would be banned in Wisconsin and Planned Parenthood could lose millions of dollars in federal funding under bills proposed by two Republican state representatives. Reps. Andre Jacque and Joel Kleefisch circulated their proposal banning the sale and use of fetal body parts for co-sponsorship Thursday, with a deadline of Aug. 6. They said the bill was in response to videos showing a Planned Parenthood medical director in southern California meeting with people posing as potential buyers of intact fetal specimens. Federal law prohibits the commercial sale of fetal tissue but allows...
  • The Texas Senate [planned abortionhood]

    07/31/2015 2:31:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    tlcsenate live streaming ^ | July 31, 2015 | Texas senate
    Texas senate live streaming.
  • Congressman: EPA Sexual Predator ‘Fed A Steady Diet Of Interns’

    07/31/2015 2:25:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 07/31/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz had some harsh words for EPA Chief Administrator Gina McCarthy during a hearing Wednesday regarding the agency’s handling of an employee who repeatedly sexually harassed interns. For the past couple of years, Republican lawmakers have been investigating reports of misconduct at the EPA from employees watching porn everyday while on the job to an agency employee who sexually harassed interns and was not reported to the authorities and continued to work at the agency for years. “This is a predator who was fed a steady diet of interns,” Chaffetz told McCarthy during the hearing. “The...
  • Hillary: multiple email clients on ONE i-Phone Device

    07/31/2015 2:16:42 PM PDT · by central_va · 12 replies
    baumel.com ^ | 7/31/15 | unknown
    Setting up multiple accounts on the iPhone is a snap. All you do is go to the Settings application, then go to Mail, Contacts and Calendar. Choose Add Account, then choose your email provider from the list. iPhone has default settings for MobileMe, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and MS Exchange. If your provider is not in the list, just choose Other.
  • The Trail of Fetal Body Parts in Scientific Papers (the Human Genome Project)

    07/31/2015 2:09:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | July 24, 2015 | Stacy Trasancos
    Maybe the undercover investigation conducted by the Center for Medical Progress needed to happen so people could see and hear the gruesomeness of Planned ParenthoodÂ’s harvesting and sale of fetal body parts. Maybe it was too easy to ignore without video-taped evidence in plain, gory language. Maybe it is not enough to be outraged at abortion on its face because, I donÂ’t know, killing is somehow worse if body parts are sold.But anyone who has followed the Human Genome Project, cloning, genetic, evolution, and stem cell research knows that the use of fetal and embryonic body parts and tissues...
  • Climate models are even more accurate than you thought

    07/31/2015 2:06:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | July 31, 2015 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    Global climate models aren’t given nearly enough credit for their accurate global temperature change projections. As the 2014 IPCC report showed, observed global surface temperature changes have been within the range of climate model simulations. Now a new study shows that the models were even more accurate than previously thought. In previous evaluations like the one done by the IPCC, climate model simulations of global surface air temperature were compared to global surface temperature observational records like HadCRUT4. However, over the oceans, HadCRUT4 uses sea surface temperatures rather than air temperatures. There’s a common myth that models are unreliable, often...
  • Illegal Alien with Multiple DUIs Killed in Colorado Highway Accident

    07/31/2015 2:05:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul y 31st, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Illegal alien Jose Triana-Valenzuela was killed this week when the car he lost control of his car Monday morning. ... Triana-Valenzuela was arrested in 2003 for driving under the influence, speeding and driving without a license. He was turned over to immigration authorities after his 2003 arrest. ... A Weld County man killed in a rollover accident earlier this week had been arrested multiple times, but none of the arresting agencies linked him to an active warrant out of Morgan County dating back to 2003. ... Triana-Valenzuela was first arrested in Morgan County on May 1, 2003 for Driving Under...
  • 18 House Republicans Pledge to Shut Down Government if Planned Parenthood Not De-Funded

    07/31/2015 2:03:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 88 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 31, 2015
    The Senate will vote early Monday evening on a new bill has been introduced that will totally de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The legislation follows four shocking videos that have caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. But if that legislation is defeated by Senate Democrats, as is expected, a group of 18 House Republicans say they will hold up any bill to fund the federal government that does not contain language in it to de-fund Planned Parenthood. “We must act to fully defund Planned Parenthood,” they wrote in a letter...
  • White ex-DC official sues city, claims he was called 'cracker' and fired over race

    07/31/2015 1:52:22 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – A former District of Columbia official brought in to help straighten out mismanagement at the Department of Public Works is suing the city, claiming he was harassed, intimidated and then fired for being white. The former city worker says he was repeatedly called “cracker” and “white boy” by black members of the department while in the presence of other managers. On his last day on the job as a deputy fleet administrator, Christopher Lyons said he found a sign on his door that said, “Get Out White Boy!” Lyons is suing the city for wrongful termination, claiming he...
  • White House Says Planned Parenthood Videos Are Fake [Isaiah 5 - God's American Vineyard]

    07/31/2015 1:51:24 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/2015 | Blake Neff
    The White House expressed its firm belief Thursday that recently-released videos attacking Planned Parenthood are “fraudulent.” Their source: Planned Parenthood. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, was speaking with reporters when they raised the matter of the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress which appear to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal organs for profit, a violation of federal law. He claimed the videos were released in a “fraudulent way” with “not a lot of evidence” behind them. “There is ample reason to think that this is merely the tried and true tactic that...
  • Ohio man accused of killing neighbor, running her over with mower

    07/31/2015 1:46:42 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 16 replies
    AP viz Foxnews.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Associated Press Staff
    <p>WILLARD, Ohio – A man who became agitated about his next-door neighbor mowing her lawn at night shot her and then ran a push mower over her body, authorities said Friday.</p> <p>Linda Ciotto, 62, was shot in the face from close distance, Huron County Coroner Jeffrey Harwood said. Ciotto also had a severe wound to her left arm and hand that appeared to have been caused by a mower blade, Harwood said.</p>
  • US Navy will field 100 kilowatt or stronger lasers and ten shot per minute railguns by 2020

    07/31/2015 1:43:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    nextbigfuture.com ^ | 07-28-2015 | Author: Brian Wang
    The US Navy is pursuing a multi-pronged approach to fielding energy weapons by the end of the decade, with the hopes of upgrading its 30 kilowatt laser gun to 100 kw or more, and giving its electromagnetic railgun a higher repetition rate. Rear Adm. Bryant Fuller, chief engineer at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), said in a panel presentation at the Directed Energy Summit, hosted by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and Booz Allen Hamilton, that both follow-on technologies should be in the hands of sailors in the fleet by 2020. “Sometime in the very near future” the...
  • Hillary Clinton's Emails: 69% Want Special Prosecutor To Investigate

    07/31/2015 1:37:25 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/31/2015 | John Merline
    Fully 69% of those following the Hillary Clinton email scandal want the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to determine whether she mishandled classified information on the private email account she used while secretary of state, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll.
  • EPA Scrambles To Save Its Global Warming Rule From Defeat

    07/31/2015 1:33:47 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2015 17:16 UTC | Michael Bastasch
    The EPA may be making some major changes to its carbon dioxide emissions regulatory scheme, the details of which have been leaked to the media just days ahead of its expected release date. The EPA will be getting rid of its energy efficiency building block of its Clean Power Plan over legal concerns the agency was overstepping its bounds by controlling how efficiently people used their electricity, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Journal also reported the Clean Power Plan will encourage nuclear power production. An EPA spokeswoman would not confirm the reported changes to the rule as it has...
  • Clinton Campaign Charges More Than Average American’s Monthly Earnings For Selfie With Hillary

    07/31/2015 1:25:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 31, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Full title: Clinton Campaign Charges Supporters More Than Average American’s Monthly Earnings For Selfie With Hillary Hillary Clinton will attend a fundraiser at the home of acclaimed fashion designer Tory Burch in the Hamptons in August at which supporters will have the opportunity to pay $2,700 to appear in a photo with the Democratic presidential candidate. The New York Post reported that the fundraiser, taking place at the manor of unofficial host Burch on August 30, will cost Clinton supporters upwards of $1,000 to gain entry. Attendees must shell out an additional $1,700–making the total price tag $2,700–to take a...
  • Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

    07/31/2015 1:18:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AP ^ | July 31, 2015 | JULIET LINDERMAN
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 43 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. The 43rd recorded homicide was Jermaine Miller, 18, who was shot in the head just before noon the day before.
  • Federal Agency Confirms Legal Status of Pryor Shooting Suspect [Montana Samaritan Shooter]

    07/31/2015 12:55:09 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 21 replies
    KULR Channel 8 ^ | July 31, 2015 18:41 UTC | Not Listed
    According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 18-year-old Jesus Yeizon Deniz-Mendoza, from Mexico, was legally admitted to enter the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry May 31, 2013. The following is an official statement from ICE, regarding what could happen if Deniz is convicted of a crime: This individual does not have any criminal convictions, and, as a permanent resident, is not currently removable. Thus, an ICE detainer cannot be placed on the individual at this time. However, ICE is closely monitoring this case and coordinating with local authorities. If he is convicted for a...
  • Rep. Diane Black Pushes to Defund Planned Parenthood [STATES, it's Your Turn]

    07/31/2015 1:11:53 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 6 replies
    TheDailySignal ^ | 7/30/15 | Diana Stancy
    Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., criticized the House of Representatives for not passing legislation prior to the annual August district work period to defund Planned Parenthood. “Over the past two weeks, we’ve all seen the gruesome videos showing the heartless depravity of this organization,” Black said in a speech Wednesday. “We issued statements, we made passionate floor speeches, and we pledged action. Now, our constituents would like to know when we’re going to follow through on that promise.”
  • Community convenes for Colowyo ( Coal mining & electric power Jobs: Colorado )

    07/31/2015 1:03:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Steamboat Today ^ | July 31, 2015 | Patrick Kelly
    Craig community leaders hosted a meeting Thursday at Moffat County High School to provide a brief update on the situation at Colowyo Coal Mine, answer questions and facilitate public comment on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s environmental assessment. Ray Beck, Craig mayor, opened the gathering by telling the audience about the economic significance of Colowyo mine’s 220 jobs to Craig and Northwest Colorado. “This is not the time to slow down,” Beck said, emphasizing the importance of community feedback on the development of the mine’s new environmental assessment. When the OMSRE’s recommendation to approve mining plans for...
  • We Now Know Where Lois Lerner's Emails and Backup Tapes Were Destroyed

    07/31/2015 12:59:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    There have been dozens of questions surrounding the disappearance of emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS targeting scandal. Some of Lerner's emails have been recovered, after IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said under oath they were lost forever. Thousands are still missing. But perhaps the most compelling questions that have been asked since the IRS targeting scandal broke in May 2013 are 1) Exactly where were Lerner's emails and backup tapes destroyed? 2) Who destroyed them? Now, we have an answer. According to Americans for Tax Reform,Lerner's hard drive was...
  • Obama team, Navy at odds over South China Sea

    07/31/2015 12:42:39 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/31/15 | Austin Wright
    The Pentagon has repeatedly maintained it reserves the right to sail or fly by a series of artificial islands that China is outfitting with military equipment. The Navy won’t say what it has or hasn’t done, but military officials and congressional hawks want the U.S. to make a major demonstration by sending warships within 12 miles of the artificial islands and make clear to China that the U.S. rejects its territorial claims. By not doing so, they charge, Washington is tacitly accepting China’s destabilizing moves, which are seen by U.S. allies in the region such as Japan, the Philippines and...
  • Obama tells liberals: I can't carry Iran deal on my own

    07/31/2015 12:36:43 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2015 | Jullan Hattem, Jordan Fabian
    The White House is mounting a vigorous push to convince liberals to back the Iran deal. In recent days, President Obama, Vice President Biden and other top officials have reached out a number of times to persuade Democrats — especially in the House — to back the agreement, amid signs that the crucial bloc may be splintering. On Thursday evening, Obama spoke by phone with thousands of people affiliated with liberal activist groups Organizing for Action, the Center for American Progress and Credo Action.
  • Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop

    07/31/2015 12:21:32 PM PDT · by archy · 23 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 30 July 2015 | Bob Owens
    Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop Posted by Bob Owens on July 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm ď‚‚ Somehow, I donÂ’t think Flint Township Police will be stopping people who open carry firearms any time soon unless they have a darn good reason. A man who claimed he was wrongfully arrested on Christmas Eve while legally open-carrying his pistol has reached a $35,000 settlement with the officer who stopped him, according to the manÂ’s attorney. John David McMorris reached the agreement Tuesday, July 28, after he sued Flint Township Police and Sgt. Russell Fries following his Dec....