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  • Same-sex “Marriage” and the Persecution of Christians in Canada

    05/28/2015 3:55:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 28, 2015 | EA Z. SINGH
    Canada legalized same-sex “marriage” in 2005, the fourth country in the world to do so. During the rushed public debate that preceded legalization, the Christian and traditional understanding of marriage as the union of a man and a woman had strong support. Polls showed a deep split among Canadians, and the majority (52 percent) were actually against legalization at the time that it occurred.Opponents of same-sex “marriage” were given all kinds of assurances. The preamble to the Civil Marriage Act states that “everyone has the freedom of conscience and religion,” “nothing in this Act affects the guarantee of freedom...
  • Outlaw Biker Gangs Prize U.S. Soldiers, Feds Say

    05/28/2015 3:38:49 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 27th 2015 | TRACY CONNOR
    The ranks of the nation's most violent outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMGs) include active-duty soldiers who fly their biker colors while serving overseas and even commit crimes on American soil, according to a federal investigation. And military-oriented motorcycle clubs not considered outlaws are starting to adopt the "traits and mannerisms" of their criminal counterparts, the report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found. "Even though only a small percentage of active-duty military personnel, DoD (Department of Defense) employees and contractors have been involved in the shootings or violent acts against adversaries, they belong to and/or (are) associated with...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - May 28, 2015

    05/28/2015 2:59:35 AM PDT · by sneakers · 13 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Rose unplugged Morning Show May 28 2015.

    05/28/2015 2:59:28 AM PDT · by GregB · 5 replies
    Rose is back. She is on from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday . You can go to www.am1250theanswer.com to hear her live or go to www.roseunplugged.com/bio-encore to hear archives. Streaming at saleminteractivemedia.com/ListenLive/player/WPGPAM
  • Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine - witness

    05/28/2015 2:36:22 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    reuters.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Maria Tsvetkova
    Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. Many of the vehicles have number plates and identifying marks removed while many of the servicemen had taken insignia off their fatigues. As such, they match the appearance of some of the forces spotted in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and its Western allies allege are covert Russian detachments.
  • World has no choice but to decarbonize: U.N. climate chief

    05/28/2015 2:33:12 AM PDT · by raybbr · 15 replies
    Yahoo.news ^ | May 26, 2015 | Megan Rowling
    BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Responding to climate change in the next 15 years is the world's "mega development project", given the need to invest trillions of dollars in infrastructure, creating jobs and economic stability, the United Nations' top climate change official said on Tuesday. "It makes fundamental economic sense" for countries to push forward on tackling climate change because of the benefits it will bring in terms of food, water and energy, as well as employment," Christiana Figueres told a carbon market conference in Barcelona. This, together with the speed at which businesses are acting on climate change and...
  • Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee embroiled in bribery

    05/28/2015 2:28:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/15 | David Martosko
    Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee embroiled in soccer bribery scandal - and up to $100,000 from FIFA itself The fast-moving FIFA bribery scandal now has a Clinton connection, after news that the nation of Qatar and its 2022 World Cup organizing committee - and even FIFA itself - donated between $1.3 million and $5.55 million to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The scandal-hit football world authority is listed by the foundation as having handed over at least $50,001 and as much as $100,000 to the Clinton's controversial organization in a direct...
  • From dream to nightmare as Obama’s immigration scheme backfires

    05/28/2015 1:54:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Hope soared for almost 5 million undocumented immigrants when President Obama announced last year that he would unilaterally spare them deportation and bestow work authorizations. It was too good to be true. Federal courts have blocked Obama from making good on his decree, with all signs suggesting that his plan will remain legally dead for the remainder of his presidency. Worse, by high-handedly claiming authority, he infuriated congressional Republicans and doomed any hope of even piecemeal immigration reform.
  • Golden State Warriors owner fired coach Mark Jackson for refusing to embrace homosexuality

    05/28/2015 1:46:28 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    MofoPolitics.com ^ | May. 13, 2014
    From 1992 to 2012, the Golden State Warriors were consistently one of the worst teams in basketball. The team was so unimaginably miserable, management so criminally negligible– that owner Joe Lacob was mercilessly booed for 15 straight minutes at a ceremony honoring beloved Warriors great Chris Mullin… (SNIP) Enter Mark Jackson. After a rocky start in 2011, Jackson turned a perennial loser into one of the top teams in the NBA. In 2014, the Warriors finished with 51 wins– the most wins by the team in two decades. (SNIP) Having failed to catch Jackson’s spewing “hate speech”– Lacob and Welts...
  • The 7 Reasons Scott Walker Should Get the Republican Nomination for President

    05/28/2015 12:43:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 27, 2015 | Scott Ott
    [Note from Scott Ott: The presidential primary process doesn't help us to decide who's qualified to bear the party standard, and to serve as chief executive, but rather who’s disqualified. It’s just our way of crushing the hopes and dreams of anyone who dares poke head from hole. Because you already know all of the reasons why every candidate, and potential candidate, has no right to expect the nomination, I'm going to write an utterly one-sided series on why each one should get it. If you’re concerned that I’m not providing fair and balanced analysis, I’m sure the folks in...
  • Politico Quotes Scott Walker Wildly Out Of Context To Invent Abortion Attack

    05/28/2015 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Politico reported Wednesday on a controversial statement made by Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a piece entitled “Scott Walker on mandatory ultrasounds: ‘It’s just a cool thing out there.'” The only problem? Walker never said that. In an interview with radio host Dana Loesch, Walker defended a law he signed that required an ultrasound be performed before an abortion. But the context makes clear that ultrasounds were a “cool thing,” not mandatory ultrasounds before an abortions. In particular, he made his statement during a discussion of people who keep ultrasounds of their own children:
  • With GOP field growing, Jeb Bush sharpens critique of would-be opponents

    05/28/2015 12:22:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    With the field of Republican presidential contenders expanding quickly, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sought to cast himself as a seasoned leader while faulting other candidates for shifting course to fit public opinion. ... That could be seen as a knock on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who have both distanced themselves from previous advocacy for bipartisan immigration reform.
  • [California:] Davis ordinance seeks middle ground in sugary beverage debate

    05/27/2015 10:52:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sammy Caiola
    Do you want water or milk with that? Servers at Davis city restaurants will soon be asking that question to customers ordering kids’ meals with beverages, under a new ordinance designed to discourage sugary soda consumption. The ordinance, passed on a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday night, will require any Davis restaurant that offers a meal-with-drink kids’ menu to make water or milk, not soda, the primary option. Parents can still request soda at no extra charge, but must specifically ask for it. By Sept. 1, Davis restaurants must prove compliance with the city ordinance by submitting a copy of their...
  • Climate Change a Security Issue, McCain Says

    05/27/2015 10:47:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2007
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) cast global warming and America's dependence on foreign oil as national security issues in a speech on energy policy yesterday, the last of three addresses designed to outline the foundation of his soon-to-be announced presidential campaign. "National security depends on energy security," said McCain in the speech, which was part of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' "Decision 2008" program. "The problem isn't a Hollywood invention, nor is doing something about it a vanity of Cassandra-like hysterics."
  • orge Ramos spars with Ann Coulter over her comparison of immigrants to ISIS [FULL VIDEO]

    05/27/2015 10:38:00 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 35 replies
    In her first interview ahead of the publication of her new book, Adios, America! conservative commentator Ann Coulter stood by her claim that Americans should “fear immigrants” from Mexico “more than ISIS,” the extremist group making gains across Iraq and Syria. “I have a little tip. If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria. If you don’t want to be killed by a Mexican, there’s nothing I can tell you,” Coulter said in an interview Tuesday with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos. After several seconds of silence from a rather stunned audience, she added, “Very easy to...
  • China Predicts War with US over Spratly Islands

    05/27/2015 10:08:15 PM PDT · by Altenkrug · 58 replies
    yournewswire.com ^ | May 26, 2015
    A Chinese state owned newspaper warns of a conflict with the US, unless Washington stops demanding that China halts land reclamation and construction projects in the South China Sea. The Global Times says ‘War is inevitable’ unless the US backs down on Chinese land reclamation and the consequent rights to territorial boundaries of such man made islands. The islands that are man-made are in disputed waters of several regional nations. Some of these nations have close ties with the United States. The US maintains that it is also maintaining the free passage of the waters of the South China Sea for all...
  • China Warns of ‘Inevitable’ War with US Over South China Sea

    05/27/2015 9:58:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    Defense One ^ | 5-26-2015 | lily Kug
    After Chinese state media warned that war with the United States may be “inevitable,” Beijing has published a policy paper detailing how the military will shift its focus from land and coastlines to the open seas. China’s State Council released a white paper today that criticizes “external countries…busy meddling in South China Sea affairs” and sets out an “active defense” military strategy for the country. The paper comes a day after an editorial (link in Chinese) in the state-run Chinese tabloid Global Times said conflict between China and the US will be unavoidable if the Washington doesn’t lay off Beijing...
  • Soccer's Embattled Governing Body Made Donation To The Clinton Foundation [Foundation: RICO?]

    05/27/2015 9:56:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 27, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    Soccer's Embattled Governing Body Made Donation To The Clinton Foundation By Malia Zimmerman May 27, 2015 Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and FIFA President Sepp Blatter attend the 2010 World Cup Group C soccer match between the United States and Algeria at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria June 23, 2010. The Clintons, already under scrutiny for accepting foreign donations to their family foundation and keeping them secret from the Obama administration while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, have received money from another controversial source: the Federacion Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Soccer’s governing body, which donated between $50,001...
  • Secret Ohio Department of Health Documents Reveal 47 Horrific Botched Abortions

    05/27/2015 9:26:01 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Ohio recently made headlines with reports that half the abortion clinics in that state have closed and several others have curtailed services, reducing abortion numbers to the lowest since 1976. “When abortion clinics close, abortions decline and lives are saved. It’s as simple as that,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and co-author of the book Abortion Free. “We have worked in Ohio on a number of projects in cooperation with local leaders that, in part, contributed to this decline.” While some refuse to acknowledge that abortion clinic closures contribute to lower abortion numbers, Newman explains that the evidence...
  • Pentagon Officials Call Out Obama's 'Pathetic' ISIS Strategy "What strategy?"

    05/27/2015 9:22:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/27/15 | Trey Sanchez
    The Washington Times has uncovered what it calls "deep-seated doubts" among Pentagon brass regarding President Obama's strategy in degrading and defeating ISIS. This revelation undercuts the official White House line that would indicate a unified front between the president and military officials. One Pentagon official, said to be involved in counterterrorism analysis, asked incredulously, “What strategy?” He went on to say, “We are now floating along, reacting to ISIS.” The general consensus among top military officials is that the president will never activate their recommended plan of sending in ground troops, a strategy that is believed to be the only...
  • Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.

    05/27/2015 9:07:00 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 34 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 05/27/2015 | Yahoo
    Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.
  • Greta: Obama Playing Terrible Game With Your Health Care

    05/27/2015 8:56:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2015 | Greta
    Greta:Off the Record By the end of June, the US Supreme Court could make a ruling that impacts 8 million people on ObamaCare - and the Obama administration has no contingency plan
  • Blimps Over Capitol: Just Hot Air?

    05/27/2015 8:53:14 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5 a.m. May 27 | Hannah Hess
    Coming soon to a Capitol skyline near you: Giant blimps at 10,000 feet? The woman at the helm of the House Administration Committee thinks the Capitol needs eyes in the sky, after authorities failed to detect Florida mailman Douglas Hughes’ April 15 gyrocopter flight. Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., visited U.S. Customs and Border Patrol ground stations along the Southern border in January and was amazed at the clarity of the Tethered Aerostat Radar System, or TARS. She is suggesting the “sophisticated technology” might suit the Capitol. That would mean giant blimps stretching along the Washington, D.C., skyline at...
  • A Reaganesque solution to the Ex-Im Bank dilemma

    05/27/2015 8:45:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | John R. Bolton
    Opposition to the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is now at the point where the bank’s reauthorization is genuinely in doubt. Spurred by accusations of corporate welfare, crony capitalism and outright corruption, opponents believe the Ex-Im Bank’s palpable violation of free-market principles fully warrants its early demise. The Ex-Im Bank’s critics have their economics entirely correct, but they have their geopolitics wrong. Their solution — simply terminating the bank — is appealing but counterproductive. What America should do, under a president with the wit to do it, is negotiate the global elimination of “export credits” (as these subsidies are generically known)....
  • PETITION CALLS FOR 'RIGHT OF RETURN' FOR WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS TO EUROPE

    05/27/2015 8:45:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    WND ^ | May 27, 2015
    A new petition on Change.org is gaining worldwide attention, as more than 28,000 people have endorsed a call for white South Africans to be given a “right to return” to Europe. The petition states South Africans of European descent are facing “ethnic cleansing and persecution” from the South African government.
  • Jenna Bush Hager Being Considered for NBC Talk Show

    05/27/2015 8:30:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27 | Stephanie Smith
    “Today” correspondent Jenna Bush Hager is in the running for a new NBCUniversal daytime talk show in development that could eventually replace “The Meredith Vieira Show,” sources told Page Six. The Bush daughter is one of several people testing for a panel-style chat program to replace “Vieira,” which has seen soft ratings since its launch last season. Hager, 33, was spotted out in Los Angeles last week testing for the potential pilot, which we hear would include both male and female hosts.
  • Hamas Executed Palestinians During Israel War: Amnesty

    05/27/2015 8:27:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Islamist group Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to "settle scores" with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday. A report by the London-based rights group detailed the "brutal campaign of abductions, torture and unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of 'collaborating' with Israel" by Hamas, de facto ruler of the Gaza Strip enclave. The report details the "extrajudicial execution of at least 23 Palestinians and the arrest and torture of dozens of others".
  • Man accused of choking fiancée over NASCAR-IndyCar dispute

    05/27/2015 8:24:02 PM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 30 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | Kylie Wierks
    A Franklin man was arrested Sunday evening after choking his fiancé in a dispute over whether NASCAR or Indy Car is better.
  • Tours on USS Arizona Memorial Suspended After Ship Hits Dock

    05/27/2015 8:23:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/27 | Audrey McAvoy
    The National Park Service says tours on the USS Arizona Memorial are suspended after a vessel struck and damaged the memorial's dock. Spokeswoman Abby Wines said Wednesday that boats are taking visitors to a spot near the memorial where they may view it from a distance, but visitors are not being taken on it. Wines says the ramp and handrails connecting the dock to the memorial are mangled. Park service and Navy divers are expected to assess the damage from underwater Wednesday. The incident occurred when the hospital ship USNS Mercy and a civilian tugboat contracted by the Navy were...
  • Chimp Rights to Be Weighed at NYC Court Hearing

    05/27/2015 8:16:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 5/27 | Jake Pearson
    A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment. Steven Wise, an attorney with the Nonhuman Rights Project, told Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe in a nearly two-hour hearing that Hercules and Leo are "autonomous and self-determining beings" who should be granted a writ of habeas corpus and be moved from Stony Brook University on Long Island to a sanctuary in Florida. "They're essentially in solitary confinement," Wise told the judge before a crowd...
  • Taliban fears over young recruits attracted to Isis in Afghanistan

    05/27/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 7, 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    Foreign fighters who claim allegiance to Islamic State are gathering dozens of recruits in eastern Afghanistan, luring would-be jihadis with generous resources and the group’s powerful brand, according to a Taliban fighter who has met several of their commanders. The rapid and dramatic victories clocked up by Isis in Iraq, Syria and Libya have attracted some young men with specific grievances against government or foreign forces, who simply want the strongest possible allies. Others seem drawn by the novelty of an upstart force, the Taliban veteran said, or by the apparently deep pockets of a group that boasts laptops, benevolent...
  • Obamacare: Republicans Can’t Win For Losing?

    05/27/2015 7:55:29 PM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    If the plaintiffs win the current Affordable Care Act (ACA) case before the U.S. Supreme Court, King v. Burwell, millions of Americans who bought health insurance through the federal marketplace or “exchange” will lose the federal tax dollars they’re getting to help buy their policies. That’s because the Court would have ruled the ACA only allowed subsidies to be given to those buying policies on state-established exchanges; not the federal website.It would theoretically be a victory for Republicans who oppose Obamacare: Americans would likely find the health care law less palatable if tax money isn’t helping pay for their mandatory...
  • Declassified docs: Hillary aided rise of ISIS

    05/27/2015 7:32:00 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 48 replies
    WND ^ | May 27, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    More than 100 pages of previously classified Department of Defense and Department of State documents implicate the Obama administration in a cover-up to obscure the role Hillary Clinton and the State Department played in the rise of ISIS. The documents were obtained in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch. They confirm WND reporting over the past three years of evidence that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was involved in shipping weapons from Benghazi to support the al-Qaida-affiliated militias fighting the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, effectively arming the Sunni jihadists who morphed into ISIS....
  • Ted Cruz, charlatan

    05/27/2015 7:15:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 67 replies
    WashPo ^ | 5/27/2015 | Milbank
    As he prepared for his presidential run over the last year or so, a hawkish Sen. Ted Cruz has said U.S. policy in the Middle East and elsewhere is a mess because of President Obama’s weakness — particularly his failure to enforce his own “red line” after the Syrian regime used chemical weapons. “A critical reason for Putin’s aggression has been President Obama’s weakness,” the senator said in a typical appearance, on ABC News last year. “You’d better believe that Putin sees that in Syria,” Cruz added. “Obama draws a red line and ignores the red line.” This takes quite...
  • Vietnam, India sign joint vision statement on defence relations

    05/27/2015 7:14:53 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 10 replies
    Nhan Dan ^ | 26 May 2015
    NDO/VNA - Vietnam and India signed a joint vision statement on bilateral defence relations in the 2015-2020 period following talks between Minister of National Defence Phung Quang Thanh and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi on May 25. The two ministers also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on coordination between the Vietnamese and Indian coast guards to prevent transnational crime. During their talks, held during Minister Phung Quang Thanh’s visit to India, the two ministers agreed that defence cooperation continues to be one of the key pillars in the strategic partnership between Vietnam and India....
  • I.R.S. Data Breach May Be Sign of More Personalized Schemes

    05/27/2015 7:13:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | MAY 27, 2015 | PATRICIA COHEN
    Some security and tax experts warned that this latest data theft might be a prelude to more targeted schemes aimed at duping taxpayers into handing millions of dollars over to criminals or to help thieves circumvent the agency’s security filters next year and beyond.“This breach is not just about what this single group is going to do with the information, but what happens when this information gets sold on the black market,” said Peter Warren Singer, the author of “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know.” “It’s rare for the actual attackers to turn the information directly into money....
  • It's time we have a holiday to honor those who try to stop wars, too (MASSIVE HURL!)

    05/27/2015 7:04:49 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 45 replies
    vox.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Memorial Day and Veterans Day often get equated, but there is an essential distinction between the two. Veterans Day honors all who have served the American military in wars. Memorial Day honors those who've perished. It's an annual reminder that wars have grave human costs, which must be both recognized and minimized. Those costs are not inevitable. We ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce them, to prevent unnecessary loss of life both American and foreign: war resisters. War resistors can be heroes....
  • US affirms ‘ironclad’ promise to defend Philippines

    05/27/2015 7:03:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii with Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine secretary of national defense, the Pentagon chief "reaffirmed" the strong ties between the two countries and discussed territorial disputes in the contested waters of the South China Sea, where Beijing has been at loggerheads with the Philippines and other states in the region. Citing Washington's mutual defense treaty with Manila, Carter "stressed that the US commitment...
  • Lethal wounds on skull may indicate 430,000-year-old murder

    05/27/2015 7:01:10 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 54 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | 5/27/15 | Nohemi Sala et al
    Lethal wounds identified on a human skull in the Sima de los Huesos, Spain, may indicate one of the first cases of murder in human history, some 430,000 years ago, according to a study published May 27 2015 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Nohemi Sala from Centro Mixto UCM-ISCIII de Evolución y Comportamiento Humanos, Spain, and colleagues. The archeological site, Sima de los Huesos in northern Spain, is located deep within an underground cave system and contains the skeletal remains of at least 28 individuals that date to around 430,000 years ago, during the Middle Pleistocene. The only...
  • Nebraska senators override governor's veto, repeal death penalty

    05/27/2015 6:57:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    How they voted Yes: Roy Baker, Kate Bolz, Patty Pansing Brooks, Kathy Campbell, Ernie Chambers, Colby Coash, Tanya Cook, Sue Crawford, Al Davis, Laura Ebke, Tommy Garrett, Mike Gloor, Ken Haar, Galen Hadley, Matt Hansen, Burke Harr, Robert Hilkemann, Sara Howard, Rick Kolowski, Mark Kolterman, Bob Krist, Brett Lindstrom, John McCollister, Heath Mello, Adam Morfeld, Jeremy Nordquist, Paul Schumacher, Les Seiler, Kate Sullivan, Matt Williams No: Dave Bloomfield, Lydia Brasch, Joni Craighead, Curt Friesen, Mike Groene, Dan Hughes, Jerry Johnson, Bill Kintner, John Kuehn, Tyson Larson, Beau McCoy, John Murante, Merv Riepe, Jim Scheer, Ken Schilz, David Schnoor, Jim Smith,...
  • This Apple glitch allows you to turn off anyone's iPhone

    05/27/2015 6:56:47 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 10 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Karissa Giuliano
    An issue with Apple's latest iOS software allows users to send a specific string of characters via text to shut down an iPhone remotely. The message also affects the Apple Watch, if associated with the same device to which the code was sent. The message was revealed on Reddit late Tuesday by user cbhunt14. After gaining some media attention, the public has now turned the system glitch into a prank to turn off their friends' devices. And social media users are not happy about it...
  • How to Prevent the Fall of Baghdad

    05/27/2015 6:55:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 26,2015 | KEVIN CARROLL
    The fall of Baghdad to ISIS would harm American strategic interests as the fall of Saigon did in 1975. The blow to U.S. credibility and the enhancement of ISIS’s prestige, of its black flag rising over an evacuated U.S. Embassy, would be incalculable. To prevent this outcome, President Obama should consider taking the following actions. • Use strategic air power. America’s unrivaled air forces can hit ISIS from anywhere: neighboring countries, the sea and the continental U.S. Yet the sorties flown so far have been minimal, and damage inflicted still less,even as ISIS held a parade in broad daylight in...
  • "What We Know Now": Iraq revisionism is not knowledge

    05/27/2015 6:53:45 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    “What We Know Now”: Iraq revisionism is not knowledge by Daniel Clark “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” That was the question that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly put to Jeb Bush about Iraq. The Florida governor’s answer, and his subsequent attempts at clarification, have since been roundly criticized. Little has been said, however, about the awfulness of Kelly’s question. Bush should have challenged Kelly’s premise, by asking her what it is “we know now” that should produce a different answer than he would have given in 2003. When critics of the Iraq War refer...
  • Vietnam, Singapore aim to deepen air defense cooperation

    05/27/2015 6:52:41 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 7 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 16 May 2015
    High-ranking officials of Vietnam and Singapore have agreed to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries in line with their strategic partnership. The agreement was made during the talks between Chief of the Singaporean Air Force Major General Hoo Cher Mou and Vietnam’s Air Defense and Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Phuong Minh Hoa, who paid a visit to the island country from May 13-15, according to the Vietnam News Agency. During their Thursday talk, the two sides agreed to boost defense cooperation to create a model for air force coordination among ASEAN members. Both host and guest pledged to...
  • The Brownshirts of Our Time [liberal intolerance]

    05/27/2015 6:49:04 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2015 | Dr. Phyllis Chesler
    On Saturday evening, November 8, 2003, I addressed a free-standing feminist “networking” conference of mainly African-American and Hispanic-American women at Barnard College. The conference was sponsored by WERISE (Women Empowered through Revolutionary Ideas Supporting Enterprise), which was described as a grassroots, multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-disciplinary organization for women in the arts. The women ranged in age from 20 to 65 and were dressed in corporate business suits, colorful African and ethnic attire, and youthful jeans. A few days before the conference one of the organizers asked me about my most recent book and I told her it was The New...
  • Vietnam, Japan vow to enhance air defense cooperation

    05/27/2015 6:45:48 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 17 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 26 May 2015
    Visiting Chief of Staff of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force General Harukazu Saito and his Vietnamese host have agreed to intensify air defense cooperation between their two countries. The agreement was made between General Saito and Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, at their talks in Hanoi on May 25, according to the Vietnam News Agency. The Vietnamese official told his guest that the bilateral cooperation can be strengthened through sharing experience in aviation safety, disaster response, and rescue, as well as thorough exchanges of delegations at all levels. He...
  • L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers [unions are exempt]

    05/27/2015 6:43:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | David Zahniser and Emily Alpert Reyes
    Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers... Hotels that have a unionized workforce can be exempted from paying the $15.37 hourly wage, if workers agree in their contract to relinquish that opportunity.
  • Blaze pink would be in fashion for hunting under Wisconsin bill

    05/27/2015 6:41:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 5-26-15 | Andrew Hahn
    State Rep. Joel Kleefisch (left) and Rep. Nick Milroy (center) unveil their bill to legalize blaze pink attire for hunters. They are joined by UW-Madison Professor Majid Sarmadi (rear) and State Rep. David Steffen (right). Madison— Wisconsin hunters likely would be the first in the nation allowed to wear blaze pink instead of the traditional orange in the woods under a bill announced Tuesday by a Republican and a Democrat. State Reps. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) and Nick Milroy (D-South Range) said at a Capitol news conference they hoped the attire would encourage more Wisconsinites to hunt and appeal to women...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 : Florida Political Tsunami - Ted Cruz crushes Marco Rubio in Tea Party Vote (65-10%)

    05/27/2015 6:35:50 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 16 replies
    Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Victory Team ^ | 2015-05-27 | Patton@Bastogne
    . NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Victory Team www.TedCruzFloridaVictory.org ============================== Ted Cruz 2016 : Florida Political Tsunami - Ted Cruz crushes Marco Rubio in Tea Party Vote (65-10%) Ted Cruz : 65 % Mike Huckabee : 15 % Marco Rubio : 10% Scott Walker : 5 % Ben Carson: 5 % U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's momentum in the "must win" Florida battleground makes powerful strides, and serious questions arise concerning the political weakness of Marco Rubio, Florida's disappointing "Favorite Son". The Tampa 9-12 Tea Party group presented the Ted Cruz national and Florida campaigns with a tremendous 65%...
  • US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

    05/27/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 34 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 5/27/15 | Lucas Tomlinson
    U.S. military pilots carrying out the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are voicing growing discontent over what they say are heavy-handed rules of engagement hindering them from striking targets. They blame a bureaucracy that does not allow for quick decision-making. One Navy F-18 pilot who has flown missions against ISIS voiced his frustration to Fox News, saying: "There were times I had groups of ISIS fighters in my sights, but couldn't get clearance to engage.” He added, “They probably killed innocent people and spread evil because of my inability to kill them. It was frustrating."...