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  • DA: Suspect’s dad tried to hide evidence in Snapchat sex attack

    10/01/2014 8:11:55 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 2 replies
    The father of one of the three suspects in the vicious Saugus Snapchat sexual assault is accused of trying to cover up his son’s involvement by hiding the phone used to send videos of the attack and turning over his own phone to police instead, prosecutors say. Matthew Cyckowski, 37, of Saugus, was overheard by a DCF worker during a phone conversation outside of his son’s arraignment saying, “They’re never going to find his phone, I got rid of it, I gave them my phone,” Essex County ADA Kate MacDougall said. An Essex County grand jury has indicted Cyckowski’s son,...
  • Socialist President of Bankrupt France Pledges $1 Bil for Global Warming

    10/01/2014 8:05:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Someone obviously read Obama’s handbook on governing. Crisis-hit France is “sick”, the country’s new economy minister said.“France is sick. It’s not well. We have to describe the situation as it is,” Emmanuel Macron told French radio.Added to its economic woes, the country is weighed down by a political crisis that has seen President Francois Hollande plumb record lows in opinion polls and a shock cabinet reshuffle in August to purge dissenters.The government’s unpopularity “is due to a lack of results”, said Macron. But President Hollande, the garden gnome of European politics, has the cure. More Global Warming ecoscam spending. French...
  • 'The Many Faces of the Hijab’: KSU Students Opt to Wear Muslim Head Scarf

    10/01/2014 8:00:45 AM PDT · by Cecily · 26 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | October 1, 2014 | Hilary Butschek
    Some Kennesaw State University students have committed to wearing head scarves for 24 hours in a show of support for Muslim women who wear a hijab, or head covering. Caitlin Syfrett, a senior at KSU majoring in anthropology, said she wants to see if she gets any questioning looks or mean-spirited glances from people while she wears a head scarf, even though she’s not Muslim. “I’m wearing it as a sign of solidarity because there are women who do this every day, and they’re judged,” Syfrett said Tuesday, when the 24-hour period began. “I want to see how prevalent the...
  • CINDY SHEEHAN: PELOSI, DEM LEADERSHIP REVERSE RACISTS, ONLY SUPPORT OBAMA BECAUSE HE IS BLACK

    10/01/2014 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 23 replies
    BreitbartTV ^ | September 30, 2014 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on NewsmaxTV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan said in 2005 Nancy Pelosi and top Democrat leaders in the House and Senate said to her face that if she helped them get elected they would end the wars completely, but now they have stopped supporting her even in light of President Barack Obama's escalation of drone attacks. Sheehan said the left anti war movement is being ignored by the democrats because they are "reverse racists" who are supporting Obama only because he is an African-American.
  • Ebola outbreak: Asky bans flights in West Africa (Maybe the US should as well)

    10/01/2014 7:53:25 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/1/2014 | Staff
    A major West African airline has stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Asky said it took the decision to keep "its passengers and staff safe during this unsettling time". The number of people killed by the virus in West Africa has now reached 672, according to new UN figures. In Sierra Leone, the doctor who led the fight against Ebola, Sheik Umar Khan, has died of the disease. Government officials hailed Dr Khan, 39, as a "national hero". The government disclosed last week that he was being treated...
  • Another Oklahoma Man...Arrested After He Allegedly Threatened to Cut Off Coworker’s Head

    10/01/2014 7:52:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Dave Urbanski
    A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her, the Oklahoman said. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is behind bars on a terrorism complaint, the Oklahoman reported, adding that his bail is set at $1 million. Muriithi — a native of Kenya who reportedly identified himself as a Muslim — was working with the victim for the first time Sept. 19 at the Bellevue Nursing Home when he made the threats, the arrest warrant affidavit said. Muriithi told her that he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the police...
  • Refugee plan set up for Central American minors

    10/01/2014 7:39:01 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 30, 2014
    The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Under the program, immigrants from those countries who are lawfully in the United States will be able to request that child relatives still in those three countries be resettled in the United States as refugees. The program would establish in-country processing to screen the young people to determine if they qualify to join relatives in the U.S.
  • Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

    10/01/2014 7:30:38 AM PDT · by duckln · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/30/14 | Pat Buchanan
    In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: "Russian aggression in Europe," "terrorism in Syria and Iraq," rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Haram.
  • FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for saying 'Redskins'

    10/01/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 57 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 9/30/14 | SI Wire
    Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that the FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for using "Redskins" on air. The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said during a conference call with reporters, according to Reuters. Legal activist John Banzhaf III, a law professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., petitioned the FCC to revoke a Washington radio station's broadcast license due to its repeated use of the nickname. Wheeler said his organization will "be looking into that petition." "There are a lot of names...
  • Dallas ambulance crew exposed to Ebola patient test negative for virus

    10/01/2014 7:24:10 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Oct 1, 2014 6:55pm IST | Jon Herskovitz
    Oct 1 (Reuters) - All three members of Dallas ambulance crew exposed to a patient who developed Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the City of Dallas said on Wednesday. The crew members have been quarantined. They will be closely monitored for the next 21 days, the city said on its Twitter feed.
  • Oil, Rail Industries Want 7 Years To Fix Tank Cars

    10/01/2014 7:23:30 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    AP via Rig Zone ^ | September 30, 2014 | Joan Lowy
    The oil and railroad industries are urging U.S. regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires... ...jointly asking the Department of Transportation for six to 12 months for rail tank car manufacturers to gear up to retrofit tens of thousands of cars and another three years to retrofit older cars.... ...also want three years after that to retrofit newer tank cars manufactured since 2011, known as "1232 cars,"......
  • Lena Dunham Warns Women GOP Could Affect Your Sex Life: Steps into toss-up Senate races

    10/01/2014 7:22:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/01/2014 | Rod Kackley
    Women have been warned in a Planned Parenthood Action Fund email [1] that Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan, who is running for the U.S. Senate, and three other GOPs could “affect their sex lives.”The warning came from Lena Dunham, the creator and start of the HBO series Girls. In the email Dunham urged women to remember Thom Tillis, who’s challenging Sen. Kay Hagan (D) in North Carolina, “stuck a bunch of abortion restrictions into a bill that was supposed to be about motorcycle safety.”She also wrote that Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa running for the Senate who made hog...
  • Nervous Chinese officials search pigeon anuses for bombs

    10/01/2014 7:20:24 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    The Verge ^ | 10/1/2014 | The Verge
    Officials in China this week examined the anuses of 10,000 pigeons that were set to be released today in celebration of National Day, amid government fears of a possible terrorist attack. According to reports from state-run media outlets, the birds had their feathers, legs, and anuses searched for "suspicious objects" yesterday, before being packed onto a truck and sent to Tiananmen Square in Beijing for today's ceremony. Many reports on the probe disappeared from China's tightly-controlled media after being published, though some articles and tweets remain online. The entire process was reportedly videotaped.
  • 920 chickens beaten to death with golf club at California farm

    More than 900 chickens at a California farm were beaten to death with a golf club last month, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The gruesome scene was discovered Sept. 20 at the Foster Farms chicken shed in Fresno. Authorities believe at least one person broke into the farm and slaughtered 920 chickens. "Whoever did something like this is pretty sick," Deputy Chris Curtis told the paper. "It would take a long time to do it…People should be alarmed at something like that."
  • The Campus Crusade for Comfort

    10/01/2014 7:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Note: In the following article, I refuse to refer to Campus Crusade for Christ by their new name. I find their removal of the words “Crusade” and “Christ” to be offensive and demeaning (and just incredibly silly).Nearly half of the abortions in this country are performed on college-age women. According to Students for Life of America, 70% of all abortion-providing and abortion-referring facilities are located within five miles of a college campus. Given those staggering numbers, it would seem that campus ministries would be positioning themselves to do something about the problem. But most are doing nothing at all. If...
  • Deleted Sermons Reveal Close Ties Between Muslim CAIR and Beheader's Mosque (Update)

    Breitbart News was able to secure through direct URLs the past two Friday Khutbahs (sermons) preached at the ISGOC (Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City), which are believed to have been deleted off of the Mosque’s website shortly after Islamic radical Alton Nolen beheaded an innocent woman at his workplace. Breitbart News has found evidence of inextricable bonds between the Oklahoma City Mosque and the group CAIR (Council On American-Islamic Relations). During his September 19, 2014 sermon, Imam Imad Enchassi referred to CAIR Oklahoma City Executive Director Adam Soltani as someone who “doesn’t do anything without consulting me.” After Alton...
  • Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

    10/01/2014 7:07:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/01/2014 | Damian Carington
    The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientists at WWF and the Zoological Society of London found. “If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news,” said Professor Ken Norris, ZSL’s director of science. “But that is happening in the great outdoors. This damage is not inevitable but a consequence of the way...
  • UKRAINE Kharkiv:

    10/01/2014 7:06:45 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    March the heroes-Going on You! Kharkiv The Ukrainian Insurgent Army's strength, a force which has not failed to challenge the invaders, but also has become a real symbol of the will of the Ukrainian people, a symbol of courage and victory for many generations! Regiment of special purpose "Azov" initiates holding of the solemn commemoration of the heroes of our homeland that for centuries have been fighting for independence. Outside all cities of Ukraine once again hear the battle cry of the best sons of our land. Cry, which for centuries the famous fighters for independence of our Ukraine marched...
  • France's Socialists detail hefty spending cuts

    10/01/2014 7:04:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 10-1-2014
    France's Socialist government has detailed a 21 billion-euro ($26.5 billion) cost-cutting plan, the deepest-ever spending cuts in the country's modern history. Presenting the 2015 budget Wednesday, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said, "These spending cuts are crucial to our credibility in the eyes of the French and Europeans, they'll be fully applied." A significant part of the savings is to be made on France's generous welfare system. The government plans to cut 3.2 billion euros from health spending, and to cut family benefits by 700 million euros.
  • Reagan Had It Easy in the Cold War?

    10/01/2014 7:02:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    They don't hand out master's degrees in revisionist history, but if they did, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman might deserve one. Obama is mired in a geopolitical mess of his own making, from the Ukraine to the ISIS menace, yet Friedman's decided to argue that Obama shouldn't be harshly judged. His era is much more complicated than Reagan's, you see. "I'll leave it to historians to figure out years from now who was the better president," he claimed. Reagan's era was defined by a capitalist-communist competition between "two organized superpowers," while Obama's era centers on a puzzling conflict "between...
  • Obama’s Mixed Messages on War: Bombing ISIS while cutting defense spending

    10/01/2014 7:01:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    It’s funny how President Obama is always talking about “I” and “me” whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it’s “they” and “we” when mistakes are made. For instance, for years Obama boasted about how he ended the Iraq War and how he withdrew American troops. “You know I say what I mean and I mean what I say,” he boasted on the campaign trail in 2012. “I said I’d end the war in Iraq. I ended it.” Then, over the summer, as one Iraqi city after another fell to Islamic State militants, and as critics insisted that Obama’s...
  • Mid-South hospitals participate in flu pandemic exercise

    10/01/2014 7:00:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WMC-TV ^ | October 1, 2014 | Staff
    SHELBY COUNTY, TN - (WMC) - With concerns over the spreading Enterovirus, Shelby County health leaders are also preparing for a possible outbreak of the flu. October is about the time of year that doctors start seeing more flu cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That is why the emergency room at Regional Medical Center and more than a dozen Mid-South hospitals will be packed with fake patients on Wednesday. High school and medical reserve corps volunteers will be transported in masses to at least 18 Mid-South hospitals, all with fake flu symptoms. The Shelby County Health Department...
  • Retailers called on to ban guns in stores

    10/01/2014 6:53:02 AM PDT · by Third Person · 39 replies
    WTNH New Haven ^ | September 30th, 2014 | Mark Davis
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Should malls and stores ban the carrying of firearms? Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators are calling on the nation’s retailers to voluntarily ban guns in the name of public safety. A new FBI report indicates that there is an ‘active shooter’ incident in this country now about once in every three weeks and nearly half of those incidents occur in malls, stores and other businesses. The ‘Target’ department store chain made headlines this summer when they asked their gun owning customers to leave guns at home while shopping saying firearms create an environment at odds with family friendly...
  • Yes, Obama Knew about ISIS [Dereliction of Duty]

    10/01/2014 6:51:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Yesterday, we said that President Obama was either reckless or incompetent.  He either didn't pay attention at the briefing or kept the country in the dark about ISIS.Today, I'm leaning toward the irresponsible, or a major dereliction of duty that we have not seen in U.S. history. According to a U.K. newspaper,  President Obama was told about ISIS back in 2012, or before the presidential campaign: President Barack Obama's intelligence briefings have provided him with specific information since before he won re-election in 2012 about the growing threat of the terror group now known alternatively as ISIS and ISIL, an administration insider told MailOnline...
  • It's 'Not Impossible' Others in US Could Contract Ebola, CDC Head Says

    10/01/2014 6:51:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The country's top medical official who has vowed to stop Ebola "in its tracks" in the U.S., conceded today that it's "not impossible" that others will contract the disease. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said an extensive tracking process is underway in the wake of the first Ebola diagnosis in the United States, with special focus on the patient’s family and health staff. “We have a seven-person team in Dallas working with the local health department and the hospital, and we will be identifying everyone who may have come in contact with him...
  • Is Baghdad about to fall to ISIS?

    10/01/2014 6:49:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2014 | Rick Moran
    Two days ago, the British newspaper, the Independent, carried a story that ISIS was "one mile" from Baghdad.Editor Lifson and I went back and forth on whether we should post on the startling news. In the end. we couldn't find another reliable source so we decided to hold off. Today, other sources are reporting that there are, indeed, "intense clashes" on the outskirts of Baghdad with a combination of ISIS and al-Qaeda fighters. And the Iraqi army appears to be wavering. To highlight the serious nature of the threat to Iraq's capital, British and American planes have pounded ISIS positions...
  • Among the Kurds: Kurds report seeing trains and black clad ISIS soldiers going from Turkey to Syria.

    10/01/2014 6:47:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2014 | Fran Fawcett Peterson
    My Kurdish friends tell me the situation right now is grim along the Turkish border. The Kurdish fighters have escorted their families across the border from Kobani and are being prevented from returning to continue the fight against ISIS. If Kobani falls, ISIS will be handed a huge swath of territory right on the Turkish border. They say the US air strikes are not helping the Kurds and that ISIS right now has them outgunned and out manned. I have spent a great deal of the past 18 months amongst the Kurds in Turkey. As a learned gentleman from a...
  • UKRAINE: Military Baptised UKRAINE

    "Kiev" Fighter 12 battalion Baptism
  • ISIS Surrounds Tomb of Suleymen Shah

    10/01/2014 6:39:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Aydinlink Daily ^ | 9-30-2014
    The fundamentalist terror organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, has reportedly surrounded the Turkish territory in Syria the Tomb of Suleyman Shah. ISIS State has surrounded the Tomb of Suleyman Shah in Syria, the sole piece of Turkish soil outside its borders. 36 Turkish soldiers are reportedly located at the tomb where they defend the territory. According to Çetiner Çetin of the daily Turkish newspaper Yeni Şafak, leaders of Arab tribes have confirmed that 1100 ISIS militants are deployed around the tomb as of late Monday night.  Local sources claimed that militants have been pouring...
  • Common Core: Beyond Rote

    10/01/2014 6:36:29 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 30, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As we’ve noted before, when proponents of the Obama Administration’s Common Core education reforms try to make the case for the program, they often end up giving material to its opponents. Case in point: the Center for American Progress (CAP), in a recently released report on The Cognitive Science Behind the Common Core, attempted to show how much easier Common Core math is than traditional means of mathematical problem-solving: “Elizabeth is at the grocery store buying fruit for the week. She wants to purchase $7.60 worth of apples with a $20.00 bill. How much change should the cashier return to...
  • Florida to mail out $200 million in college refunds, week before election

    10/01/2014 6:35:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    yahoo/reuters ^ | 9/30/14 | Bill Cotterell
    Just before Election Day, thousands of Florida families who participate in prepaid college savings plans will receive refunds, or major cuts in their monthly payments, and Governor Rick Scott is not shy about taking credit for the windfall. ....political observers say the governor is well within campaign ethics boundaries.... Scott is seeking re-election... A bipartisan higher-education package approved by the state legislature this spring slashed the annual tuition increases at state universities, eliminating them altogether for most colleges. The reductions mean refunds totaling nearly $200 million for about 18,000 families with paid-up tuition plans purchased since 2008, when the differential...
  • American incompetence in a world spinning out of control

    10/01/2014 6:35:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    nypost.com ^ | John Podheretz
    An intruder made his way across the White House lawn and through the building almost to the Obama living quarters before being stopped by a Secret Service officer who was off duty: This chilling news is more than just a kind of melodramatic movie scenario come true. Next to the military, the Secret Service is probably the most highly regarded institution within the executive branch. Or it was. Now we learn its agents can’t catch a guy running across the White House lawn; can’t stop the guy at the front door; can’t get to him before he gets to the...
  • estonia buys up used dutch tanks (swedish ifvs)

    10/01/2014 6:34:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    NL Times ^ | October 1 2014 | Janene Van Jaarsveldt
    The Netherlands is selling 44 combat vehicles to Estonia. Minister Hennis-Plasschaert (Defense) expects the sales contract to be signed in December. The Swedish manufactured CV90 vehicles are still relatively new. They were commissioned by the Dutch army in 2008. Due to cut backs that were agreed on last year, 44 of the 176 vehicles will be sold The Netherlands and Estonia will exchange information on the use and maintenance of the vehicles. NATO is putting more military resources in the Baltic States as they feel a threat from Russia. The Netherlands will provide 4 F-16’s to help monitor airspace.
  • Why I’ve spent ten of the last 20 years in prison for defending the unborn

    10/01/2014 6:28:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/30/14 | Linda Gibbons
    Linda Gibbons awaits arrest outside a Toronto abortion facility. Editor’s note: Linda Gibbons has been in prison since an August 7 arrest in Toronto while she witnessed to life outside an abortion facility protected by an injunction. Her case goes to trial November 12. She wrote the following letter this month to explain her ongoing mission. This article is a reflection on my ten years of bearing witness for life in front of Toronto's several abortuaries. My intention is not an apology for the reason, cause or purpose I engage in civil disobedience against injunctions in place at these death...
  • the paradox of admiral gorshkov

    10/01/2014 6:28:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Center for International Maritime Security ^ | October 1 2014 | JESSICA HUCKABEY
    This article is part of CIMSEC’s “Forgotten Naval Strategists Week.” It’s time to discuss the Soviet Navy, so dust off your Norman Polmar guides and your early Tom Clancy novels. Or just ask an old salt and Cold War vet if the Red Fleet used to be a big deal. You might even check with Vladimir Putin, who is well aware of this recent yet quickly forgotten chapter in Russian history. Putin would no doubt fondly recall the man responsible for the rise of the Soviet Navy and for its operational and intellectual direction in its heyday: Admiral Sergei Gorshkov....
  • Americans Have a Civic Duty To Vote Intelligently

    10/01/2014 6:25:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Many recent surveys indicate that the vast majority of Americans feel our country is moving in the wrong direction. This country was intentionally designed to be different from others in which a monarch or strong central government controlled almost every aspect of the lives of its citizens. In most other nations, the lives of the populace conform to the will of the government. In America, the government is supposed to conform to the will of the people. Also in most other countries, it was declared that the rights of the people were conferred by the government; whereas, our founding documents...
  • Rare respiratory virus, paralysis spreads among US kids

    10/01/2014 6:23:12 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kerry Sheridan
    An unusual respiratory virus has sickened more than 400 children across the United States, and the emergence of sudden paralysis in some Colorado youths is sparking concern among doctors. The nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 -- which can cause wheezing and coughing -- coincided with the hospitalization of nine children due to limb weakness in Colorado since early August, and officials are investigating if there is any link between the two.
  • If Planned Parenthood Collapses, So Does the Abortion Industry

    10/01/2014 6:18:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/30/14 | Jill Stanek
    Had Planned Parenthood gone under in 1986, the abortion industry would hardly have noticed. At the time Planned Parenthood was committing only 6.2% of all U.S. abortions.That was then.With a total of 342 abortion clinics at last count (174 surgical/168 medical), Planned Parenthood now owns 46% of the remaining 751 abortion clinics in the U.S.Planned Parenthood’s biggest abortion surge has been in the field of medical (RU-486) abortions. Planned Parenthood operates 90% of all U.S. medical abortion clinics, according to AbortionDocs.org. Here’s a chart from STOPP.org:By 2011, the latest figures available, Planned Parenthood was responsible for 31.6% of the U.S....
  • Eurofighter has manufacturing fault: Germany

    10/01/2014 6:14:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    (MENAFN - AFP) A manufacturing fault has been discovered in the Eurofighter Typhoon warplanes, Germany said Tuesday, announcing it was suspending deliveries of the sophisticated jets. The news was another blow to the troubled and costly Eurofighter programme -- and raised concerns over the use of the planes. According to Germany's defence ministry, the defect discovered was in the rear fuselage of the twin-engine multirole fighter. As a result, Berlin has decided to cut the time its Eurofighters spend in the air each year in half, from 3,000 hours to 1,500 hours. The news website Spiegel Online reported that, in...
  • Pesky Questions About Those AWOL Afghans

    10/01/2014 6:11:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don't. The Pentagon, State Department and Department of Homeland Security would like this story to be over and done. (Just like they wanted the White House "fence-jumper" story to be buried. But then we found out he didn't just jump the fence; he also overpowered a Secret Service agent, burst through the halls and invaded the East Room wielding a knife.) Here are my nagging questions about another hushed-up national...
  • Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

    10/01/2014 6:10:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 1, 2014 | DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGARD
    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, federal health officials said Tuesday. They would not reveal his nationality or age. Authorities have begun tracking down family, friends and anyone else who may have come in close contact with him and could be at risk. Officials said there...
  • Ebola Outbreak Halted

    10/01/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT · by Prophet2520 · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept 30, 2014 | Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    ... After the first patient — a dying Liberian-American — flew into Lagos on July 20, Ebola spread to 20 other people there and in a smaller city, Port Harcourt. They have all now died or recovered, and the cure rate — 60 percent — was unusually high for an African outbreak. Meanwhile, local health workers paid 18,500 face-to-face visits to repeatedly take the temperatures of nearly 900 people who had contact with them. The last confirmed case was detected on Aug. 31, and virtually all contacts have passed the 21-day incubation period without falling ill.
  • Mary Landrieu and Rob Maness debate in Kenner

    10/01/2014 5:53:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    theadvocate.com ^ | 10/1/14 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Rob Maness squared off on issues related to wetlands, energy policy and busting through the partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C., in front of a packed crowd at Kenner City Hall on Tuesday night, but the leading GOP candidate, Bill Cassidy, wasn’t in attendance. State Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Covington, said Cassidy, a Baton Rouge Republican, personally asked him to sit in his place. Hollis said U.S. Rep. Cassidy had a prior engagement and couldn’t make it to the Alliance for Good Government Forum. During the nearly 45-minute discussion, Maness and Landrieu outlined their...
  • ICYMI: Trey Gowdy Destroys Director of Secret Service Over 2011 Shooting Incident

    10/01/2014 5:52:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Secret Service Director Julia Pierson fielded questions from furious and skeptical lawmakers after a number of serious failures by the agency to properly protect the President. Pierson started her testimony by saying she "takes full responsibility" for the failures, especially the most recent incident of fence jumper Omar Gonzales making it all the way inside the White House, but failed to answer a number of questions. Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy questioned Pierson on a shooting incident that occurred at the White House in 2011. Pierson failed to provide adequate answers as to why that incident was first classified as simply...
  • Morning Joe Friction Over Whether Pierson Was Affirmative Action Hire Has Geist Smirking at Mika

    10/01/2014 5:42:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imus would call it a "tension convention." There was palpable friction among members of the Morning Joe team today on the question of whether Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was an affirmative action hire. By the end, the almost unfailingly affable Willie Geist was smirking in frustration at Mika Brzezinski. When Brzezinski first broached the sensitive-for-liberals subject, she suggested that she was going to go further than her male colleagues dared. But by the time she circled back to the topic, Mika had for some reason lost her nerve. She was suddenly so cautious that Donny Deutsch chided her for...
  • CARROLL: Energy grid not free for all

    10/01/2014 5:39:18 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 01 oct 2014 | Frank Carroll
    It seems counter-intuitive and more than a little greedy to spend tens of thousands of dollars building green energy facilities so you can live off the grid and then fight the power company because they aren’t paying you for the extra power you give back to the grid. Let’s have our cake and eat it, too. Most people invest in solar panels and wind energy to relieve themselves of the burden and insecurity of depending on the giant energy grid most of us depend upon. And it is a dependable grid. Not having power in America is not common and...
  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    10/01/2014 5:38:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/1/14 | Jeffrey H Anderson
    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare. A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed replaced with a conservative alternative. A much smaller group —16 percent — wants to see it repealed but not replaced. Less than one in three respondents — 32 percent — would like to keep Obamacare, whether in its current form or in amended form. So, with a conservative alternative in play, 60 percent of Americans support repeal, while only 32 percent oppose it.
  • Ebola Flies Into Dallas

    10/01/2014 5:36:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2014 | Neil Munro
    An Ebola victim has flown in from Liberia and has now been placed in an isolation ward at a Dallas hospital. “This individual left Liberia on the 19th of September, arrived in the U.S. on the 20th of September [and] had no symptoms when departing Liberia or when entering this country,” said Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials said the man left the disease-stricken country of Liberia to visit with friends in the United States. They did not say if the man left Liberia for the United States because he had contacted the disease,...
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S. (NPR)

    10/01/2014 5:36:22 AM PDT · by Drango · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | Sept 30 '14 | Hansi Lo Wang
    Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Mexican consulates, like this one in Houston, are helping some unauthorized immigrants from Mexico pay application fees for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. i Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years. But 45 percent of those who are eligible for DACA have not...
  • Unamed Pentagon Official: The President is lying to America

    10/01/2014 5:27:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-1-14 | "Joseph Miller"
    Joseph Miller is the pen name for a ranking Department of Defense official with a background in U.S. special operations and combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked in strategic planning. President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flack since his Sunday night “60 Minutes” interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a lie, but when questioned on his lie, White House press secretary Josh...