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  • An answer to Trumpís 757: Scott Walker to tour every county in New Hampshire on a Harley

    09/01/2015 1:46:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    Donald Trump may show up to his campaign events in his own 757 aircraft emblazoned with a personal logo. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may trump Mr. Trump for the flashiest ride over Labor Day. Mr. Walker plans a bodacious motorcycle ride through New Hampshire which covers considerable territory. ďMark the date on your calendar! Governor Scott Walker will be riding a Harley-Davidson through all 10 counties,Ē his campaign advises. .......Mr. Walker has released a new video message with a close focus on the Iran nuclear accord. ďI refuse to live with a deal that threatens our safety and that...
  • Emails: Hillary kept close ties to Clinton Foundation while at State

    09/01/2015 1:43:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-31-15 | Sarah Westwood
    Thousands of Hillary Clinton's private emails released by the State Department Monday evening illustrate the deep ties Clinton maintained to her family's foundation while serving as secretary of state. Clinton seemingly kept close tabs on the Clinton Foundation's activities ó a situation the Obama administration had hoped to avoid when bringing Clinton into the State Department in 2009. Much of her involvement with the foundation focused on its work in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there. The Clinton Foundation was heavily involved in projects across Haiti after the disaster, many of which have subsequently been criticized. Clinton referred to the...
  • Controversial Clinton ally trashed 'alcoholic' John Boehner in emails to Hillary

    09/01/2015 1:31:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9-1-15 | Hunter Walker
    Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Hillary Clinton friend who was an unofficial adviser while she was secretary of state, is trailed by reporters as he takes a lunch break from being deposed in private session of the House Select Committee on Benghazi at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 16, 2015. A new batch of messages from Hillary Clinton's private email account that was released on Monday evening shows she received advice about political strategy from her controversial confidante Sidney Blumenthal in the leadup to the 2010 midterm elections. Blumenthal's suggestions focused on attacking Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). Boehner became speaker...
  • Hillary Received Plan to Impeach Clarence Thomas -- Memo from David Brock

    09/01/2015 1:21:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9-1-15 | Shoshanna Weisman
    Hillary Clinton's recently released emails includes a memo sent by David Brock titled, "Memo on Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The purpose of the document might suggest Clinton, or at least those closest to her and in her circle, are interested in impeaching Justice Thomas. The document contains information from Brock about his book, The Real Anita Hill, and other similar points on Justice Thomas's personal life. The document contains details of Brock himself potentially intimidating women close to Justice Thomas. These details were from a 2001 New York Times article, in which the author reached out to a colleague of Thomas,...
  • Sid Blumenthal Rips Netanyahu; Hillary: ĎI Told You Soí

    09/01/2015 1:11:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 9-1-15 | Bridget Johnson
    A new trove of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department tonight includes scathing opinions about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from close confidante Sidney Blumenthal ó and an agreement in internet slang from Hillary. Blumenthal was an aide to President Clinton and has been a longtime loyalist of the Clinton family, so fiercely loyal that he wasnít welcome in any State Department position in the Obama administration. He went to work for the Clinton Foundation and has been subpoenaed by the House Select Committee on Benghazi to testify about his communication with Clinton in his time period. His...
  • Democrat Rep.: Obama ĎDidnít Deserveí Nobel in í09, But ĎDeservesí It Now for Iran Deal (Lowenthal)

    09/01/2015 12:48:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 31, 2015 | 11:52 AM EDT | Craig Millward
    Speaking to fellow supporters of the Iran nuclear deal outside his Long Beach, Calif. office last week, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) said President Obama ďdidnít deserveĒ the Nobel Peace Prize when he was first elected, but he ďdeserves itĒ now for the Iran nuclear deal. ďThis is a very complex world we live in. Iím just so grateful that weíre moving towards diplomacy and peaceful resolution of conflict, and the ability to have the most effective non-proliferation nuclear treaty with inspections,Ē Lowenthal told 200 activists on what they billed as a ďNo War With Iran Day of Action.Ē Ö
  • Israeli Tourists Shocked by Misting Sprinkles Outside Auschwitz

    09/01/2015 12:36:38 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 08/31/2015 | David K. Li
    <p>Operators of the historical Auschwitz concentration camp site set up misting showers outside prison gates, angering Israeli tourists who were shocked by the insensitivity.</p> <p>Nazis used showers to kill millions of Jewish prisoners during the Holocaust, so modern-day tourists were taken aback when they saw an outdoor sprinkler shower system ó installed to cool down summer visitors Ė on the solemn grounds in Poland, according to the news Web site Ynet.</p>
  • Howie Carr: Obamaís renaming of Mount McKinley an outrage

    09/01/2015 12:35:13 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 1, 2015 | By Howie Carr
    What if William McKinley had been gay? I guarantee you this posthumous indignity would not have been visited upon him. I mean, when it comes to political correctness, doesnít President McKinley measure up? He was a veteran of the Civil War ó that means he fought to free the slaves. He was assassinated, in other words a victim of senseless gun violence. He twice defeated a rabid anti-Semite by the name of William Jennings Bryan ó remember the ďCross of GoldĒ speech? Bryan pioneered the use of the ethnic slurs that MSNBC calls dog whistles ó ďRothschilds!Ē was his favorite....
  • Scott Walker campaign clarifies Canadian wall comments after backlash (media construct)

    09/01/2015 12:27:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal ^ | August 31, 2015 | MATTHEW DeFOUR
    As Gov. Scott Walker faced ridicule Monday for calling the building of a wall on the Canadian border a ďlegitimate issue,Ē his presidential campaign said he isnít pushing for the idea. ďDespite the attempts of some to put words in his mouth, Gov. Walker wasnít advocating for a wall along our northern border,Ē Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement. The campaign responded after Walkerís comment was widely mocked, from a Democratic senator calling it one of the ďcraziestĒ ideas of the campaign so far to fellow GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, saying building a Canadian wall...
  • Blind People Can Be Racist, Too, Study Says

    09/01/2015 12:11:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun August 30, 2015 | Carina Storrs
    A person may not have to "see color" to be racist. Some blind people, just like sighted people, make judgments about others based on their race, according to a new study. The findings come from interviews conducted in person and over the phone with 25 people who were either born blind or severely visually impaired, or who lost their sight as children or adults. A researcher asked the participants, most of whom lived in the northeast United States, about whether they thought about race and also how it affected their feelings about a person. The study found that blind people...
  • Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities

    09/01/2015 12:11:47 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 31, 2015 | By MONICA DAVEY and MITCH SMITH
    MILWAUKEE ó Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few places have witnessed a shift as precipitous as this city. With the summer not yet over, 104 people have been killed this year ó after 86 homicides in all of 2014. More than 30 other cities have also reported increases in violence from a year ago. In New Orleans, 120 people had been killed by late August, compared with 98 during the same period a year earlier. In Baltimore, homicides had hit 215, up from 138 at the same point in...
  • CAIR Claims Scott Walker "Enables" ISIS by Calling Them Muslim Terrorists

    08/31/2015 11:58:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 31, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    This argument is so stupid that it really ought to come with its own frontal lobotomy. But that doesn't stop assorted Muslim Brotherhood front groups and their lefty useful idiots from making it anyway. "With this, Scott Walker is actually enabling ISIS by characterizing their acts as being Islamic terrorism," said Robert McCaw, government affairs manager for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "He is taking a peaceful religion of 1.6 billion people and misappropriating it to ISIS, allowing them to wrap themselves in the religion's name and stake a claim to it." McCaw was referring to Walker's first foreign policy...
  • To Jar North, South Korea Used a Pop-Music Barrage

    08/31/2015 11:57:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | AUG. 30, 2015 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    To Jar North, South Korea Used a Pop-Music Barrage By CHOE SANG-HUN AUG. 30, 2015 SEOUL, South Korea ó Chirpy bubble-gum harmonies bop across the desolate Demilitarized Zone. ďLook at me, Iím your genie, your dream, your genie,Ē the K-pop band Girlsí Generation beckons as grim-faced soldiers patrol the border. In what might be called the Hello Kitty offensive, the relentlessly upbeat girl group, a sugary confection better known for its hot-pants choreography than political statements, has become the latest weapon in the Korean cold war. The groupís hit ďGenieĒ was among the barrage of pop songs and polemics South...
  • Christie tells Fallon he might Ďgo nuclearí in next debate

    08/31/2015 11:54:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2015 12:14 AM EDT | Jill Colvin
    Chris Christie says heís thinking of taking a more aggressive approach during the next Republican presidential primary debate. During an appearance on ďThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonĒ Monday night, the New Jersey governor and presidential candidate told Fallon that heís considering going ďnuclearĒ if heís relegated to the sidelines during the next GOP face-off, which will be moderated by CNN later this month. ďStay tuned on Sept. 16th,Ē Christie told Fallon, ďWe may be changing tactics. You know, if I get to like 15 questions in a rowócount íem at homeóif I get to 15 in a row (where...
  • Jesse Ventura rips Scott Walker: Heís against equal pay, his faith says women are Ďsubservientí

    08/31/2015 11:52:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Raw Story ^ | August 31, 2015 | Arturo Garcia
    Ora.TV host Jesse Ventura ripped Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) for signing an extreme anti-abortion bill into law last year, sarcastically saying it did not go far enough. ďIf he believes that if a doctor performs this itís murder, then charge the doctor with murder. And itís premeditated so it would be first-degree murder, wouldnít it?Ē he said. ďThese guys, if they truly want to stand up for it, then they gotta go all the way with it.Ē The bill bans the procedure after the 20-week mark of any pregnancy, and does not contain exceptions for rape and incest victims....
  • Indira Gandhi planned attack on Pakistan's nuclear facilities: CIA document

    08/31/2015 11:50:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Mail Today, India ^ | September 1, 2015
    Former prime minister Indira Gandhi had considered preventing Pakistan from becoming a nuclear state by attacking its strategic programme installations. A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) document titled "India's Reaction to Nuclear Developments in Pakistan" was declassified in June this year. The paper highlighted that Gandhi was unhappy over US move to arm Pakistan with F-16 fighter jets in the early 1980s. The paper dated September 8, 1981 claimed that New Delhi was also concerned about advances made by Pakistan in acquiring a nuclear weapon. India was not off the mark in its assessment as Washington had the similar lead. The...
  • Man Fatally Shot By Oakland Police Had Prior Arrest for Killing Goose

    08/31/2015 11:46:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A man who was shot and killed by police in a confrontation near Lake Merritt last week had previously been arrested on suspicion of stalking a woman and decapitating a goose, according to court documents. Officers identified the man as 30-year-old Yonas Alehegne. He was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of cruelly wounding an animal and resisting arrest on July 14, 2015, according to court documents. In a police report, Officer Terryl Smith wrote that he responded to the 600 block of Bellevue Avenue at Lake Merritt to investigate a report of someone mutilating a goose. Smith found a...
  • In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

    08/31/2015 11:35:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2015 2:22 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska. In a bid to further his environmental legacy, Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Anchorage and called on other nations to take swift action as negotiations for a global climate treaty near a close. His speech to an Arctic climate summit set the tone for a three-day tour of Alaska that will put the stateís liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display....
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show September 1 2015.

    08/31/2015 11:30:14 PM PDT · by GregB · 3 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the ďRoseĒ half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburghís 1250 AM ďThe AnswerĒ WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • Israel Navy: Technical Failure Likely Sank Sub in 1968 With 69 Sailors Aboard

    08/31/2015 11:12:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | Sep 01, 2015 | Gili Cohen
    An Israeli submarine that sank 47 years ago probably went down due to a technical failure, according to a report released by the navy yesterday. The report was released at a gathering of the families of the 69 sailors killed when the Dakar went down. Exactly what happened in the critical moments before the submarine sank remains unknown. But yesterday the navy released all the reports drafted after the incident, which had hitherto been classified, as well as a document summarizing all the efforts to search for the sub and any other information the defense establishment has about it. According...
  • Santa Clara County to Consider Cooperating With ICE Following Pier 14 Kate Steinle Shooting Death

    08/31/2015 11:08:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Since a 32-year-old woman was killed along Pier 14 in San Francisco, allegedly by an illegal immigrant with a criminal record, four Bay Area counties -- Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Marin -- have agreed to notify ICE when inmates flagged by the agency for possible deportation are about to be released, the Mercury News reported. And on Monday, a Santa Clara County advisory committee met to discuss whether to be more helpful to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and cooperate in a limited fashion. The committee will prepare a report which supervisors will discuss at a Sept....
  • Bill would ban naming public sites after Confederate leaders

    08/31/2015 10:42:34 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 27 replies
    <p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ó California lawmakers on Monday advanced a bill to ban schools, parks and other public property from being named after elected leaders or senior military officers of the Confederacy.</p>
  • De Blasioís First Twitter Chat Predictably Goes Off the Rails

    08/31/2015 10:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | Yoav Gonen
    Mayor de Blasio got an earful from disgruntled New Yorkers on Monday when he took to Twitter for a rare unscripted chat with constituents. The live 34-minute exchange elicited more than 100 questions and comments, including many critical of his performance. ¬ďYou can¬ít seriously think that a few unruly topless performers in Times Square is a pressing issue, right??¬Ē wrote Brian Boucher, one of several users who blasted de‚ÄČBlasio¬ís handling of nuisance complaints at Times Square.
  • Worldview: A shocking silence on ISIS's sex slavery

    08/31/2015 10:24:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Inquirer ^ | August 30, 2015 | Trudy Rubin
    One of the most heinous of the endless war crimes of the Islamic State has been the systematic rape of thousands of young girls and women - who are sold as sex slaves. Most of the victims come from the Yazidi religious minority, labeled nonbelievers by ISIS. They were captured when ISIS invaded northern Iraq last year and wiped out their communities. But one of the sex slaves was a fresh-faced blond American, a 25-year-old aid worker who was captured in Syria in August 2013. Kayla Mueller was chained in a room and raped for months by the leader of...
  • University of Texas removes statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

    08/31/2015 10:21:19 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 8 replies
    CTVnews ^ | August 30, 2015
    AUSTIN, Texas -- A statue of the president of the secessionist pro-slavery southern states was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group. Crews were seen removing the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its place near the university's iconic clock tower. Davis led the Confederacy of southern states during the 1861-65 Civil War. Davis' statue will eventually be displayed in the Briscoe Center history museum on campus, which university officials said is a more appropriate place for it. The...
  • NAME THAT RAPIST - #2 - Miss America

    08/31/2015 10:18:35 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    #1 - It Happened at Yale #2 in the series Elizabeth Ward, the Miss Arkansas who won the Miss America crown in 1982, told friends she was forced by XXXXXX to have sex with him shortly after she won her state crown. Last year, Ward, who is now married with the last name of Gracen (from her first marriage), told an interviewer she did have sex with XXXXXXX but said it was consensual. Close friends of Ward, however, say she still maintains privately that XXXXXXX forced himself on her. She knows the drill. Of course, she had to say...
  • Chris Christie, Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll

    08/31/2015 10:13:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    msnbc ^ | 08/31/15 10:46 PM | Will Femia
    Public Policy Polling gave The Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at the results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. ...surprising is to find Beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support.
  • Rand Paul: Donald Trump setting GOP up for worst defeat since 1964

    08/31/2015 10:06:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, August 31, 2015 | Chris Villani
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (AP)ó a Republican candidate for president ó today warned his party risks its worst electoral beating since 1964 if frontrunner Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination. ďIt would probably be the worst defeat weíve had since (Barry) Goldwater, Iíd predict, if Trump where the nominee,Ē Paul said in a Boston Herald Radio ďMorning MeetingĒ interview, referring to the 1964 race during which the Republican from Arizona carried only six states against Lyndon B. Johnson. A recent Quinnipiac national poll showed Trump lapping the field with 28 percent of those surveyed saying they support him. Paul, who...
  • China explosion: City of Dongying rocked as huge blast rips through chemical factory (Again!)

    08/31/2015 9:33:37 PM PDT · by Company Man · 17 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 8/31/2015 | Alex Wellman
    The massive blast was heard and seen from a great distance - just a fortnight after a different blast killed more than 100
  • House OKs congressional redistricting plan (Florida)

    08/31/2015 9:19:52 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    A plan to redraw Florida's 27 congressional districts overwhelmingly passed the state House on Tuesday, inching closer to a potential faceoff with the Senate. The map approved would require major changes to several districts, including U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's 5th Congressional District. Brown has filed a federal lawsuit to overturn the state court's decision to redraw the districts. Brown said it's not about her, but about black voters being able to elect someone to represent them.
  • Dr. Ben Carson's response to a 10-year old boy-Amazing!

    08/31/2015 8:52:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Published on Nov 10, 2014 Dr. Ben Carson's amazing response to a question asked by a 10-year old boy! Dr. Benjamin Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Growing up in a single parent home and being challenged by dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper, and low self-esteem appeared to preclude the realization of that dream, until his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. At age 33, he became the youngest major division director in Johns Hopkins history, as director of pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Carson became famous for...
  • Pro-Edelen super PAC releases Web ad with audio of praise from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow

    08/31/2015 8:45:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/31/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    A super PAC supporting Auditor Adam Edelenís re-election bid has released a Web ad using audio of an MSNBC segment lauding the incumbent Democratís speech at Fancy Farm this year. The two-minute video, titled ďBig, Important Things,Ē features MSNBCís Rachel Maddow, on her Aug. 21 program, calling Edelen ďthe best southern Democratic politician I have seen speak at an event like this (Fancy Farm) since (former Texas Gov.) Ann Richards, since Bill Clinton in his prime.Ē The ad also includes portions of Edelenís speech and footage of him at Fancy Farm events. Kentuckians for Honesty in Government released the video...
  • The Largest Tranche Of Hillary Emails Has Been Released (7000)

    08/31/2015 8:40:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/31/15 | Chuck Ross
    The State Department released more than 7,000 of Hillary Clintonís work-related emails Monday, the fourth and largest such release to date of the former secretary of stateís correspondence. The emails, most of which date from December 2009 to December 2010, include approximately 150 containing information that was upgraded to ďconfidentialĒ status, the lowest category for classified information. That brings the total number of Clinton emails retroactively determined to contain classified information to more than 210. That is in addition to four emails that the Intelligence Community inspector general determined contained information that was classified at the time that it traversed...
  • Black Lives Matter to protest at Governorís Residence

    08/31/2015 8:20:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | August 31, 2015 | Forum News Service
    ST. PAUL -- Black Lives Matter St. Paul plans a march Tuesday outside the Minnesota Governorís Residence in response to Gov. Mark Daytonís remarks at the Minnesota State Fair last week before the groupís Saturday protest to the Fairgrounds. Dayton said that Black Lives Matter has valid concerns but that the Fair protest was inappropriate. The group plans to gather outside the governorís Summit Avenue residence at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Demonstrators plan to march on the streets and disrupt traffic if Dayton does not come out to ďmake sure he gets our message somehow, some way,Ē said Black Lives Matter...
  • Here are the first pictures of the U.S. F-22s deploying to Poland for the very first time

    08/31/2015 8:13:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Aug 31, 2015 | Jacek Siminski
    Two Raptors have deployed to Lask, along with four F-16s and one C-130. Two of the four F-22 Raptor jets belonging to 95th Fighter Squadron from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, currently deployed to Spangdahlem airbase, in Germany, have landed at ŇĀask airbase, in Poland, at 08.30 local time (06,30 UTC).
  • 10,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees after author's call

    08/31/2015 7:51:28 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 66 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | David Hodari
    Ten thousand Icelanders have offered to welcome Syrian refugees into their homes, as part of a Facebook campaign launched by a prominent author after the government said it would take in only a handful. After the Icelandic government announced last month that it would only accept 50 humanitarian refugees from Syria, Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir encouraged fellow citizens to speak out in favour of those in need of asylum. In the space of 24 hours, 10,000 Icelanders Ė the countryís population is 300,000 Ė took to Facebook to offer up their homes and urge their government to do more.
  • Georgia police officer shot, circumstances unclear

    08/31/2015 7:49:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 8 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Aug 31 2015 08:32:23 PM CDT | The Associated Press
    ATLANTA - An Atlanta-area police officer has been shot and taken to a hospital. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish said the officer was shot Monday night but she didn't immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting.
  • Atlanta-area police officer shot, circumstances unclear

    08/31/2015 7:48:40 PM PDT · by matt04 · 22 replies
    ATLANTA Ė An Atlanta-area police officer has been shot and taken to a hospital. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish said the officer was shot Monday night but she didn't immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting. ... Parris said the officer would undergo surgery at the hospital. The extent of the officer's injuries was not immediately known.
  • POLICE LIVES MATTER MARCH

    08/31/2015 7:46:18 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Latigo ^ | August 31 2015 | Unknown
    A huge march is being held in honor of slain officer Deputy Goforth.
  • GOP Escort Service for US Chamber wants WILBUR!

    08/31/2015 7:43:40 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 8/31/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy. Watch it on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-7gpgXNWYIWhat could Day Quayle have learned from Donald Trump?This is the Dan Quayle who, in an alternate universe, escaped from his handlers, and showed that he's really an intelligent guy.Senator Bentson, if Jack Kennedy could rise from the grave this moment, see a Democrat party that is the thrall of the abortion industry and homosexualists, he would think that the Communists had taken over his beloved party. If there's anything the American people are...
  • The LHC finds evidence of particle activity beyond the Standard Model (CERN)

    08/31/2015 7:42:51 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 28 replies
    Science Alert ^ | FIONA MACDONALD
    The LHC finds evidence of particle activity beyond the Standard Model This is a pretty big deal. FIONA MACDONALD 28 AUG 2015 An international team of physicists has found hints of leptons - a specific type of subatomic particle - behaving in strange ways not predicted by the Standard Model. They uncovered this while looking at the decay of particles called B mesons into lighter particles, including two types of leptons: the tau lepton and the muon.According to a key Standard Model concept called 'lepton universality', all leptons are treated equally by all fundamental forces, which means that all...
  • MSNBC Reporting New Republican National PPP Poll

    08/31/2015 7:39:50 PM PDT · by BFAM · 60 replies
    discussionist.com ^ | Mon Aug 31, 2015, 09:13 PM
    "They say its exclusive-I don't think its published" Trump 29% Carson 15% Bush 9% Firorina 8% Rubio 7% Kasich 6% Ted Cruz 5% (?) -I think but not sure Cristie 2% Santorum 2% Rand Paul 1% (Wow) Rick Perry 1% Jim Gilmore 1% Is Obama a Christian 14% Is Obama a Muslim 54% "Only 29% think Obama was born in the US" "40% think Ted Cruz was even though born in Canada"
  • REVENGE: Father Fights His Daughterís Killer In Court And Itís All Caught On Tape [VIDEO]

    08/31/2015 7:30:00 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 23 replies
    A video has emerged showing an angry Michigan father attack his 3-year-old daughterís killer in court. The video shows Clifford Thomas standing before a judge when the girlís father, Dwayne Smith, comes from behind and gets a solid whack in before deputies pull the two apart. The entire encounter lasts about 30 seconds. Thomas was one of two defendants convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the death of the girl, who died from multiple blunt force injuries, The Detroit Free Press reports. Thomas was sentenced to six to 15 years for involuntary manslaughter and one to two years for resisting and...
  • HILLARY CLINTON ďVERY ACCESSIBLEĒ AT $1000-PER-PLATE DINNER

    08/31/2015 7:28:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 8.31.15 | Emily Zanotti
    Hillary Clinton is a very accessible human being, at least according to a woman who paid $1,000 for the chance to eat rubber chicken and rub elbows in the Hamptons with the Democratic Presidential candidate. Hillary, herself, is in East Hampton for a much-needed vacation away from the filthy masses, and while there, she's raising money from her rich neighbors. The fundraiser in question was held on the grounds of the Patricof estate, owned by venture capitalist Alan Patricof, chairman of Apex Partners. Guest feasted on incredibly expensive chocolate chip pancakes, as their precious little hooligans played in a private...
  • Climate change already happening in Florida, Nelson tells UF

    08/31/2015 7:23:56 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Ocala Star Banner ^ | August 31, 2015 | By Jeff Schweers
    GAINESVILLE ó Florida and Alaska are about as far apart as two states can be from be from each other physically, geographically and climate-wise. But U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D- Fla., on Monday said heís witnessed the devastating effects global warming is already having on both states. ďI walked to the edge of the glacier and saw that itís really melting,Ē Nelson said of his mid-August visit to a US Coast Guard base in Kodiak, Alaska. He also recalled how Alton Road in Miami Beach was flooded during high tide before million-dollar pumps were installed. Nelson visited University of Florida...
  • Police: DeKalb County Officer Shot (Atlanta)

    08/31/2015 7:15:55 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 12 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 8/31/15 | Fox5atl
    Authorities have confirmed that a DeKalb County Police officer was shot Monday night. Investigators tell FOX 5 News that the officer responded to a burglary in progress. Police said the call escalated into gunfire being exchanged. The full details surround the shooting are still emerging.
  • Jeb Bush On The Attack, Claims Thereís A Big Problem With Trumpís Wall Idea

    08/31/2015 7:10:17 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 76 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | Tom Tillison
    A large part of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trumpís stance on immigration involves building a wall along the southern U.S. border ó a wall the real estate tycoon insists will be paid for by Mexico. But not so fast says GOP rival Jeb Bush. The former governor of Florida said over the weekend Trump is promising to build ďa wall that canít be built,Ē the Washington Examiner reported. Itís a determination Bush said he made after talking to mayors and law enforcement on the Texas-Mexico border, who he said told him a wall canít be built because of the rugged...
  • Pat Buchanan puts the horse before the cart

    08/31/2015 6:58:29 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 12 replies
    Vanity | 8/31/2015 | Charles O'Connell
     Patrick Buchanan is usually a great writer. He must have had Scrooge's indigestion when he was writing today about the consequences to the GOP of impotently voting against Obama's Iran Deal…he thinks their veto response will demonstrate whether or not the Repubs can govern. "You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. There’s more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!" Charles Dickens, "Christmas Carol"  Buchanan goes off on a tangent about Nixon in China after the ChiComs had killed so many Yanks in...
  • Business E-Mail Compromise--An Emerging Global Threat

    08/31/2015 6:51:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    FBI ^ | August 28, 2015
    The accountant for a U.S. company recently received an e-mail from her chief executive, who was on vacation out of the country, requesting a transfer of funds on a time-sensitive acquisition that required completion by the end of the day. The CEO said a lawyer would contact the accountant to provide further details. ďIt was not unusual for me to receive e-mails requesting a transfer of funds,Ē the accountant later wrote, and when she was contacted by the lawyer via e-mail, she noted the appropriate letter of authorizationóincluding her CEOís signature over the companyís sealóand followed the instructions to wire...
  • Gender neutral bathrooms have Troy parents picking sides (Troy, Ohio)

    08/31/2015 6:42:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 33 replies
    wdtn.com ^ | August 31 2015 | Beairshelle Edmť
    Bathrooms are the center of a major debate in Troy after the school districtís superintendent announced in a message there will be a gender-neutral bathroom in every school. 2 NEWS observed over the weekend several Troy residents chiming in on Facebook about Hermanís message. --- However, the main factor is the federal law, Title IX. Often, people think of that when it comes to equality in athletics. The mandates of the law have expanded since the í70s when it was first enacted; the law was challenged in 2013, specifically on gender identity. The U.S. Department of Education announced last year...