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  • After Oklahoma Beheading and ISIS Threats, Arkansas Firing Range Becomes First To Exclude Muslims

    09/30/2014 5:22:58 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 59 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | Sept 29, 2014 | Bob Owens
    In an act that will no doubt result in lawsuits, The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas, has declared itself a “Muslim free zone” due to concerns over domestic Islamic terrorism. The ban was announced yesterday by range owner Jan Morgan in an article posted to her web site where she cites ten points justifying her position. Jan Morgan, owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range, has declared her facility a “Muslim free zone.” Among the points cited are prior attacks in the United States that the federal government refuses to classify as terrorism, including the...
  • Video Mashup: 134 Times Harry Reid's Railed Against the Koch Brothers

    09/29/2014 7:28:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    click the link to view...
  • The Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria

    09/29/2014 5:06:31 PM PDT · by mylife · 37 replies
    Huffington post ^ | 9.23/14 | Dennis Kucinich
    The administration's response to the conjunction of this weekend's People's Climate March and the International Day of Peace? 1) Bomb Syria the following day, to wrest control of the oil from ISIS which gained its foothold directly in the region through the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Jordan funding and arming ISIS' predecessors in Syria. 2) Send the president to UN General Assembly, where he will inevitably give a rousing speech about climate and peace, while the destruction of the environment and the shattering of world peace is on full display 5,000 miles away. Nothing better illustrates the bankruptcy...
  • Prayers are requested for Diver Dave

    09/29/2014 1:30:52 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 83 replies
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  • This Weekend Was A Disaster For Senate Democrats

    09/29/2014 7:10:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | Brett LoGiurato
    Just as momentum was beginning to swing toward Democrats in retaining control of the Senate this November, the last 10 days — particularly the last weekend — served as a setback to those chances...The math does not look good for Democrats with 33 days until Election Day, as conditions look favorable for Republicans in eight seats currently held by Democrats — West Virginia (19-point average lead in polls), South Dakota (13.3), Montana (19), Louisiana (5), Iowa (2.2), Colorado (0.8), Arkansas (3.6), and Alaska (4.7). Democrats need to prevent Republicans from winning six of these seats — or hope independent candidate...
  • Beheading Suspect Alton 'Jah'Keem Yisrael' Nolen's Mother: There's Two Sides To Every Story

    09/28/2014 7:11:42 PM PDT · by absentee · 131 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/28/14 | Caleb Howe
    [video at link] The mother and sister of Jah'Keem Yisrael, as he refers to himself, suspect in the grisly beheading of a woman in Moore, Oklahoma last week, have released a video via Facebook Sunday responding to the charges against him. "I know what they're saying that he done. But I'm going tell you this. That's not my son." In the video, the women express their regret and sympathy for the victims, their belief that Nolen was raised properly and with respect for God and man, and suggest that "there's two sides to every story" and that, so far only...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    09/28/2014 12:11:29 PM PDT · by Faith · 9 replies
    September 28, 2014 | Faith
    " Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name; That at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
  • WOW: Moms Demand Action employee cites Goebbels’ words as wise words to live by

    09/28/2014 6:24:37 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 95 replies
    Alison A. Martin works for Moms Demand Action as their NY Chapter Leader. She looks a little young to be a mom, but who knows. She had this Twitter exchange yesterday:
  • Neighborly ties top India's diplomacy priority: Indian PM

    09/27/2014 11:18:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    .xinhuanet ^ | 2014-09-28 01:33:05
    "India desires a peaceful and stable environment for its development," Modi said, when delivering a speech for the first time as prime minister of India to the annual high-level debate of the UN General Assembly, which entered its fourth day here in New York. Noting that a country's destiny is linked to its neighborhood, Modi said "That is why my government has placed the highest priority on advancing friendship and cooperation with her neighbors." "This includes Pakistan." Modi said he is prepared to engage in a serious bilateral dialogue with Pakistan in a peaceful atmosphere, without the shadow of terrorism,...
  • Chelsea Clinton gives birth

    09/26/2014 10:48:23 PM PDT · by twister881 · 117 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/27/2014 | CNN
    CNN breaking news states Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a girl.
  • Mt. Ontake in central Japan erupts

    09/27/2014 12:11:47 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 7 replies
    NHK a World ^ | Sept. 27, 2014 | NHK
    Japan's Meteorological Agency is warning people to stay away from Mount Ontake in central Japan following a volcanic eruption. The agency said the volcano on the border between Nagano and Gifu prefectures erupted shortly before noon on Saturday. Video taken by an NHK helicopter shows the volcano spewing gray smoke up into the sky. The agency upgraded its 5-stage volcanic alert level to 3 -- which urges people not to approach the mountain. Firefighters say about 200 climbers have taken shelter at a cottage near the top. They say a few people are reportedly injured. Mount Ontake last erupted 7...
  • Apple mops up iOS mess with new update

    09/26/2014 11:58:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/25/14 | Jon Skillings
    One day after a bungled iOS update disrupted key features on thousands of iPhones, Apple on Thursday issued a follow-on version of the software to set things right. The newest update, iOS 8.0.2, is available immediately. The bruise to Apple's public image -- also dinged in the last few days by the discovery that its iPhone 6 Plus can be bent -- may take longer to heal.
  • Man beheads woman in Oklahoma workplace

    09/26/2014 6:37:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/26/14
    A man has beheaded a woman after a workplace dispute in Oklahoma, U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN on Friday. He also tried to kill another woman, officials said.
  • Alleged dope dealer cuffed a month after winning $1M

    09/26/2014 5:27:07 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/26/14 | Antonio Planas, Laurel Sweet
    A Haverhill man who scratched a $1 million-winning Lottery ticket five weeks ago saw his luck go bad Wednesday when cops raided his subsidized apartment and found cocaine, a pot-growing operation, brass knuckles, a machete — and EBT cards in his and his wife’s names, authorities said. Gary L. Bond, 32, pleaded not guilty yesterday in Haverhill District Court to cocaine possession and trafficking charges, and marijuana possession charges. His wife, Fritzlaine Liautaud, 30, pleaded not guilty to similar charges Wednesday and posted $7,500 bail. Yesterday, Liautaud posted her husband’s bail, after asking a court administrator, “The $50,000 has to...
  • Highest-paid female CEO used to be a man

    09/25/2014 9:13:56 PM PDT · by mykroar · 60 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/24/14 | Nicole Goodkind
    Martine Rothblatt, a 59 year old entrepreneur and space lawyer, is the highest paid female executive in America. She made $38 million last year as the CEO of United Therapeutics (UTHR); a $6 billion biotech firm she founded to find a treatment for pulmonary hypertension after her daughter was diagnosed with the disease. Rothblatt's compensation is based largely on stock performance. Last year, her company received FDA approval for a medicine they had been working on for 10 years. The stock more than doubled and Rothblatt's compensation rose by a multiple of four. “I think this [pay structure] is in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 26 September 2014

    09/25/2014 5:58:55 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 111 replies
    September 25, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music.After another crazy week, some of us are ready for an umbrella drink. Or maybe a tall brew? No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe....
  • Joan Rivers’ life lessons — can we talk?

    09/25/2014 10:36:53 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 18 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | September 25, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    God knows Joan Rivers had much to atone for every Yom Kippur, considering her trenchant wit, off-color jokes and celebrity takedowns — though sidesplitting. Never deferential to fame and status, Rivers claimed, “I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking.” Hence, Liz Taylor was “so fat, she puts mayonnaise on aspirin” and “hamburgers on hot dogs,” and HBO-star Lena Dunham’s ever-present breasts “look like Michael J. Fox drew them and Stevie Wonder filled them in.” Alas, the trailblazing performer can’t Think Again and repent this year. Known for resilience and career rebirths springing from fearlessness, a legendary work ethic...
  • Facebook drones the size of jumbo jets to soar 17 miles up

    09/25/2014 8:24:40 AM PDT · by McGruff · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Sep 2014 | Matthew Sparkes
    Facebook will create thousands of drones the size of jumbo jets which will fly 17 miles above the Earth to provide wireless internet access to the four billion people currently unable to get online.
  • Rush Slams Deceptive 'Grass Roots' Efforts to Censor His Show (Blackmail)

    09/25/2014 6:18:39 AM PDT · by Hostage · 22 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 24, 2014 | Cathy Burke
    "The Rush Limbaugh Show" on Wednesday accused a "small number of hardcore political activists" and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee of being behind a two-year-old Stop Rush protest that amounts to "blackmail" of small business people who advertise with the high-profile conservative talk-show host. In a release issued on Businesswire.com, Limbaugh’s show fired back at the smear campaign against him: “The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s newest email spam, asking their recipients to sign a petition calling for sponsors to end their relationship with The Rush Limbaugh Show, is based on the two-year old Stop Rush political protest as its inspiration....
  • Strange New “2014” Addition to the Georgia Guidestones

    09/24/2014 9:17:32 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 28 replies
    The Vigilant Citizen ^ | 23SEP2014 | Staff Writer
    A new block on which is inscribed “2014” was recently added to the Georgia Guidestones. This eerie and mysterious monument just became even more eerie and mysterious. A new block on which is inscribed “2014” was recently added to the Georgia Guidestones. This eerie and mysterious monument just became even more eerie and mysterious. georgia-guidestones-2014-block In my article Sinister Sites : The Georgia Guidestones, I took a thorough look at the Georgia Guidestones and at its ominous message for humanity. In short, it is all about massive depopulation, world government, a single language and a single religion. While this monument...
  • Liberia: Dead Ebola Patients Resurrect?

    09/24/2014 7:05:31 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies
    All Africa ^ | 9-24-2014 | Franklin Doloquee
    September 24, 2014 By Franklin Doloquee Two Ebola patients, who died of the virus in separate communities in Nimba County have reportedly resurrected in the county. The victims, both females, believed to be in their 60s and 40s respectively, died of the Ebola virus recently in Hope Village Community and the Catholic Community in Ganta, Nimba. But to the amazement of residents and onlookers on Monday, the deceased reportedly regained life in total disbelief. The NewDawn Nimba County correspondent said the late Dorris Quoi of Hope Village Community and the second victim only identified as Ma Kebeh, said to be...
  • Interview with Don Hank: Interpreting What is Happening in the U.S., Europe and Russia today

    09/24/2014 6:15:12 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 18 replies
    Julio Severo ^ | Julio Severo
    Interview with Don Hank: Interpreting What is Happening in the U.S., Europe and Russia today By Julio Severo As an American conservative evangelical who speaks and reads Russian and several European and Asian languages, Don Hank is uniquely able to explain the major challenges and dangers to the U.S., Europe and Russia. In this interview, he will help international and especially Brazilian readers to understand what is happening to these cultures that have Christian traditions. Don has a special concern for Christians being persecuted, raped and slaughtered as a result of misguided and malevolent geopolitical policies from the Western...
  • Isro's Mars mission successful, India makes history.

    09/24/2014 3:31:27 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 37 replies
    CHENNAI/BANGALORE: India created history on Wednesday, becoming the first country to successfully get a spacecraft into the Martian orbit on its maiden attempt. Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft started orbiting the red planet at 7.47am, but it was only 12 minutes later —because of a time delay in radio signals travelling the 680 million km -- that scientists at Isro Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network in Bangalore, could erupt in joy as Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood a happy witness.
  • Obama salute to Marines to be remembered as ‘Semper Latte’

    09/23/2014 7:46:21 PM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    President Obama returned a formal military salute by saluting with a coffee cup he had in his hand as he stepped off his U.S. Marine Corps helicopter in New York on Sunday. A video of the gesture that some are calling the “latte salute” was uploaded to the White House Instagram account. The salute is “the most important of all military courtesies,” says a manual, titled “Customs and Courtesies,” for Marine Corps officer candidates, The Daily Caller reported. “In general, do not salute when… carrying articles with both hands or being otherwise so occupied as to make saluting impractical,” the...
  • Approval of Obama's handling of job as president (35% - with leaners)

    09/23/2014 7:32:29 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Filtered to 100% of respondents
  • City Considers Allowing Police Warrantless Access To Homes To Check For Underage Drinking

    09/23/2014 1:50:34 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 66 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | Sept. 19, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    In a move that, if adopted, would almost certainly be brought into the courts, a northern New Jersey town is contemplating an ordinance that would grant local police access — without a search warrant — into private residences in order to check up on allegations of underage drinking. Officials in the town of Montville, on the western edge of the New York metropolitan area’s sprawl, are discussing the new ordinance — perhaps counterintuitively — in terms of keeping underage drinking in check while helping young people avoid establishing criminal records that can follow them throughout their lives. “While teens caught...
  • Global summit on climate change slated for Minneapolis

    09/23/2014 9:03:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-23-14 | MAURA LERNER ,
    Dozens of former world leaders are expected to converge on Minneapolis in October 2015 for an international summit on climate change and democracy, organizers announced Monday. The conference, called “Minnesota 2015: Democracy for a Sustainable Future,” is designed to draw people from around the globe to explore ways that democratic nations can reduce greenhouse emissions. “It takes it beyond ‘here’s the challenge, here’s the problem,’ ” said Orlyn Kringstad, executive director of the U.S. branch of Partnership for Change, one of the cosponsors. “It’s [about] what needs to be done and how governments around the world can support those efforts.” The...
  • Electric cars get a legislative push from California’s Jerry Brown- Illegals get Electric cars? Ole!

    09/23/2014 7:33:41 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 09/22/14 | Jim Jelter
    California Governor Jerry Brown, a self-proclaimed crusader against climate change and a major backer of electric cars, signed a bundle of bills this weekend aimed at tipping the scales further in favor of zero-emission vehicles. The main piece of legislation, called the Charge Ahead California Initiative, sets a target of putting at least a million zero-emission or near-zero-emission vehicles on the state’s roads by 2023. To get there, the initiative asks that the state Air Resources Board devise a financial plan that would make it easier for low-income drivers to buy electric cars by extending extra credits to them so...
  • Why Poor Students Struggle (Liberal misdirection alert)

    09/23/2014 7:10:33 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/23/14 | Maddensept
    I WAS rushing to change trains at Delancey Street in downtown Manhattan earlier this year when a tall young man stepped in front of me, blocking my way through the crowd. He said my name and I looked up. “Kelvin!” I cried. As we hugged, I considered what month it was. March. Why wasn’t he upstate at school? He knew what I was thinking. “I’m taking a year off. Everybody told me I should go to college, but I didn’t really know what I was doing there.” I told him that I had taken a year off from college myself....
  • Scouter's Ebola Projections by Country (Vanity)

    09/22/2014 2:25:40 PM PDT · by scouter · 18 replies
    Self | September 22, 2014 | Scouter
    READ THIS FIRST! I already know that these numbers do not predict the future. I know that there is no way Ebola will kill 2 billion people in Liberia alone. I know that at some point the pool of uninfected people will decrease enough to slow the spread of the disease. I know that the rate of transmission will change based on weather, location, effectiveness of treatment, etc., etc., etc. I know that epidemics "don't work this way". Nevertheless, it is helpful to know what the projected numbers say to get an idea of the severity of the epidemic, why...
  • Afghan Soldiers Go Missing in Cape Cod; Police Say They Pose No Threat

    09/22/2014 7:50:45 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 43 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 9/22/14 | Newsmax Wires
    Three Afghan soldiers went missing in Cape Cod during a training exercise over the weekend, and police and military officials are scrambling to find any clues that will help bring the men back. There were no details to report on the search, Lt. Col. James Sahady of the Massachusetts National Guard told The Associated Press Monday. U.S. military officials said the Afghanistan National Army officers had been participating in a U.S. Central Command Regional Cooperation training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod. They arrived at Camp Edwards on Sept. 11 and were last seen Saturday at the Cape Cod Mall...
  • Gun Talk Radio 9/21/14

    09/21/2014 4:59:44 PM PDT · by mylife · 94 replies
    gun talk radio ^ | 9/21/14 | tom gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 9/21/14~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream HereOr the KPRC feed Here
  • Peter Thiel: the billionaire tech entrepreneur on a mission to cheat death

    09/21/2014 10:33:15 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 47 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Sept 21, 2014 | Mick Brown
    The co-founder of PayPal and likely the most successful venture capitalist in Silicon Valley is on a mission to change the world through technology – and to find a cure for death An hour into my conversation with Peter Thiel the conversation turns, as it seems conversations with Thiel often do, to the question of death. ‘Basically,’ Thiel says earnestly, ‘I’m against it.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    09/21/2014 9:43:45 AM PDT · by Faith · 12 replies
    September 21, 2014 | Faith
    Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. – Isaiah 49:16
  • Texas Game of Thrones fan staves off an intruder with a MEDIEVAL SWORD...

    09/20/2014 3:36:14 PM PDT · by Ramius · 44 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9/20/2014 | Mail Online
    A homeowner sporting a Game of Thrones T-Shirt and brandished with a medieval sword says that he could have taken the life of an intruder who entered his home but that he is a Christian and doesn't believe in killing. Thomas McGowan, 25, broke into the Wichita Falls, Texas home of Jimmy Morgan Jr. at midnight on Tuesday but retreated with terror leaving splatters of blood on the wall after Morgan Jr. whipped out a medieval sword and told him to get lost. McGowan broke into Morgan Jr.'s home to hide from police after crashing his car during a police...
  • FReep This Poll! Do You Think It’s OK for Parents to Spank Their Children?

    09/20/2014 11:22:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | September 20, 2014 | U-T San Diego
    FReep This Poll! Do You Think It’s OK for Parents to Spank Their Children? YES NO Note: Go to the U-T San Diego link provided. On the U-T San Diego homepage scroll down a bit until you see the poll in the center column. Vote your choice.
  • Veganism "Can Cause Serious Harm" Say Swiss Authorities

    09/19/2014 9:39:11 PM PDT · by This Just In · 127 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 19 Sep 2014, 3:00 AM PDT | Oliver Lane
    As the popularity of alternative-lifestyle choice ‘veganism’ increases across Europe, officials in Switzerland have expressed concerns about the health implications for children who have the unusual diet forced on them by “idealistic” parents. In the statement, Swiss officials said: “Vegan food is not recommended for young children. It can cause serious harm”. The lack of vitamin B12, which is seriously deficient in Vegan diets is the main cause of the interjection by federal health officials, who have warned denying children access to animal-derived food at an early age can cause health problems.
  • Freakin Jaw is killin me... (my vanity, my title)

    09/19/2014 9:37:30 PM PDT · by Vendome · 150 replies
    Vanity | Vendome
    So yeah, I posted lame "topics" but, y'all love me, so here it is. cracked my back molar, dentist put a temp on it, crushed the lil plastic thing yesterday, pretty dentist put the old aluminium one on until the permanent comes from Vietnam or wherever. Thing is, it hurts, like it's bare and for the 1st time in my life my stomach hurts. Okay, so I whine but, could be worse, right? I mean, I'm a single, 51 year old man. If were pregnant and walking the streets of Somalia, I don't think, maybe, they would understand. I feel...
  • Decoding Columbus’ map

    09/19/2014 7:48:44 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 September 2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    In 1491, German cartographer Henricus Martellus created a map of the world that would help Christopher Columbus navigate the Atlantic. Today, the map holds secrets about what Europeans in the 15th Century knew about geography. But unfortunately much of its historic text has faded. But now a team of researchers in the US is using a technique called multispectral imaging to uncover the hidden information that Columbus had at his fingertips. In 1491, cartographer Henricus Martellus created a map of the world that would help Christopher Columbus navigate the Atlantic. Today, it holds secrets into what 15th Century Europeans knew...
  • Government Scientists Try to Take the Stink Out of Pig Manure

    09/19/2014 6:43:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/18/14 | Mark Peters - WSJ
    PEORIA, Ill.— Terry Whitehead's lab here is stocked with glass boiling flasks, Bunsen burners—and cans of extra-strength air freshener. The microbiologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture works with pig manure in a quest for something that has largely eluded scientists and entrepreneurs: an affordable way to clear the air in farm country. In a region where hogs can outnumber people, Mr. Whitehead's research is the ultimate icebreaker. "First, you say, 'I work with manure,' and they say, 'What?' Then you say, 'Odor,' and they say, 'Thank God,' " says the lanky 57-year-old, who recently attended the North American Manure...
  • Ecofeminism

    09/19/2014 6:12:16 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 7 replies
    http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Ecofeminism.html | no date given | No Attribution
    Ecofeminism, or ecological feminism, is a term coined in 1974 by Françoise d'Eaubonne. It is a philosophy and movement born from the union of feminist and ecological thinking and the belief that the social mentality that leads to the domination and oppression of women is directly connected to the social mentality that leads to the abuse of the natural environment. It combines eco-anarchism or bioregional democracy with a strong ideal of feminism. Its advocates often emphasize the importance of interrelationships between humans, non-human others (e.g. pigs, squirrels, toads), and the earth.
  • Army chief: More ground troops headed to Iraq

    09/19/2014 12:28:53 PM PDT · by what's up · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 18, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    Army chief of staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said Friday that more U.S. ground troops would likely deploy to Iraq to train local forces fighting Islamic militants. "We are going to increase a little bit," he said. "As we do that, I think we have to do an assessment of how well that's going."
  • Scouter's Updated Ebola Model (Vanity)

    09/19/2014 8:46:26 AM PDT · by scouter · 84 replies
    Self | September 19, 2014 | Scouter
    NOTES Before starting, let me say that I do NOT believe the Ebola epidemic will get as bad as these projections indicate. I believe it will get pretty bad, especially for those in Africa, but not as bad as the current numbers say. I think there will be a number of factors that will significantly mitigate these numbers. How much? I don't know. But no one else does, either. I am not predicting the end of humanity. I'm simply showing where the current numbers lead, should nothing change. But of course, things will change. In any case, I do believe...
  • KS Supreme Court: Chad Taylor's Name Will Not Appear On Ballot

    09/18/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT · by lacrew · 18 replies
    WIBW ^ | 9-18-14 | AP
    The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot
  • Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

    09/18/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sept. 18, 2014 | John Byrne
    Chicago's newest selective enrollment high school will not be named after President Barack Obama, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel had announced with much fanfare when unveiling the high profile school project.. In a statement this morning, Emanuel said he would look for other possible names.
  • Ashkenazi Jews Descend From 350 People, Scientists Say (That would explain Chomsky and Soros)

    09/18/2014 10:35:58 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 78 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | September 09, 2014 | Ruth Schuster
    There may be no such thing as a Jewish gene, but communities can definitely have defining characteristics, and one such community is Jews with roots in central and eastern Europe. A model based on the genetic sequencing of 128 Ashkenazi Jews concludes that today’s Ashkenazim descend from the fusion of European and Middle-Eastern Jews during the medieval era, between 600 to 800 years ago. The math also indicates that today’s sprawling community of Ashkenazi Jews — there are more than 10 million around the world — derived from just 350 people or so. That previously postulated population bottleneck — a...
  • Cardinal Dolan: Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal

    09/18/2014 8:49:13 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    http://www.archny.org ^ | September 17, 2014 | Cardinal Timothy Dolan
    Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal I haven’t been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musial—my boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis Cardinals—was a much better ballplayer than Joe DiMaggio! Now I’m getting as much fiery mail and public criticism over my decision to accept the honor of Grand Marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. According to the critics, I should have refused, due to the Parade Committee’s decision to allow a group of self-identified Gays of Irish ancestry...
  • Residents Near Marysville, Ohio Golf Course Upset Over Topless Outing

    09/18/2014 8:01:18 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 74 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | Sep 16, 2014 | Mike Bowersock
    MARYSVILLE, Ohio - A Marysville resident says she is upset a local golf course that is visible from state Route 38 hosted a golf tournament where there were topless women present. On Friday afternoon, Jamele Wenger says she was driving on S.R. 38, near the Marysville Golf Club, with her 13-year-old son in the vehicle when he noticed a topless woman hanging off of a golf cart. According to the course management, Vanity, which advertises itself as a gentleman's club, had rented out the course for the afternoon for its second annual golf outing. "All you could see was her...
  • Reps. Jim Jordan and Marcia Fudge oppose U.S. aid to anti-ISIS rebels

    09/17/2014 8:05:36 PM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 6 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | September 17, 2014 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One of Ohio's most conservative Congress members teamed up with one of its most liberal representatives to oppose U.S. government funding of rebels in Syria who are fighting the ISIS terrorist group. But Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Democrat from Warrrensville Heights and Champaign County GOP Rep. Jim Jordan offered divergent reasons for voting against the proposal that passed the House of Representatives, 273-156. In a statement that described the vote as a "tough decision," Fudge said she "agrees with a majority of Americans who support airstrikes against ISIS." "I support President Obama's decision to continue airstrikes as...
  • Amid flags and cheers, Paterson celebrates Palestinian-Americans

    09/17/2014 5:58:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    the record ^ | HANNAN ADELY | May 19, 2013
    PATERSON — The raising of a flag at City Hall on Sunday was like any of the dozen or so similar events held in the city each year in a nod to its diversity.   Except it wasn’t.  That’s because the flag raised — for the first time in Paterson, and possibly at any city hall in the United States — was Palestinian. Symbols or assertions of Palestinian statehood are fraught with political sensitivities, and Khader Abuassab, the event’s organizer, said he received harassing phone calls before Sunday’s event. But no problems were on display Sunday when the flag was...