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  • Palestine: Gaza, one year after, Palestinians still suffocated by Israeli occupation

    10/04/2015 3:02:44 AM PDT · by PghBaldy
    A year after the 51-day war in Gaza, hundreds of Palestinians with devastating injuries from the Israeli assault still fill the waiting rooms of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in need of complex reconstructive surgeries and physical rehabilitation. With the continued blockade and siege of Gaza, it is as if the latest of round of Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed had just ended. Today, perhaps more than at any time in its 20-year history of providing medical and psychological care in Gaza and the West Bank, MSF sees how the suffering wrought by the Israeli occupation has become normalized and how an end to...
  • Oregon Shooter’s Father Calls for Gun Control - He has never held gun, never wants to [VIDEO]

    10/04/2015 2:10:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | October 4, 2015 | Daniel Politi
    The father of the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college before turning a gun on himself said the shooting “would not have happened” if his son would not have been able to amass so many weapons. “The only thing I would like to say is a question that I would like to ask is how on earth could he compound 13 guns? How could that happen? They talk about gun laws, they talk about gun control but every time something like this happens they talk about it and nothing is done,” Ian Mercer told CNN. “I’m...
  • Scientists to see if they can save planet from asteroid

    10/04/2015 1:20:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Newser ^ | October 03, 2015 | Arden Dier
    Come 2022, scientists will attempt to save all of humanity from an asteroid. Calm down, it's just a trial run. The joint US-European AIDA—that's Asteroid Deflection and Assessment—mission intends to crash a probe into a 525-foot-wide asteroid known as Didymoon to see if the impact will change its orbital path. The egg-shaped asteroid is actually part of a binary system and orbits its larger partner, Didymos, every 12 hours, per NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) probe will crash into Didymoon at a speed of roughly 13,420mph, while ESA's Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) will study the effects so researchers...
  • Some Hillary Clinton donors join movement to draft Joe Biden

    10/04/2015 1:08:08 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 04, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal
    Some Hillary Clinton donors are defecting to Joe Biden, resisting entreaties from the Democratic front-runner’s campaign to stand by her despite slipping poll numbers. A few of the fundraisers have gone public with their presidential preference. Others have quietly decamped and signaled their intentions to the Draft Biden 2016 super PAC that is working to prod the vice president into the race for the White House.
  • DOJ: Mexican Cartel Used Middle Eastern Honor System to Launder U.S. Currency

    10/04/2015 12:56:14 AM PDT · by george76
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Court documents filed in federal court claim that a suspected drug traffickers linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel used a Middle Eastern honor system to launder drug proceeds. Known as a Hawala, members of the conspiracy would be hired by cartel members in Canada and Mexico to move drug proceeds through the honor system that does not leave a paper trail as couriers move the money between countries. “Drug traffickers in Canada would generate drug proceeds from multi-kilogram and multi-pound sales and distribution of drugs provided by Mexican cartels, including the Sinaloa Cartel,” court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed. A...
  • Syria: Chinese Uyghurs Killing Russian Spies According to Turkey's Plan

    10/04/2015 12:22:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Reason ^ | October 3, 2015 | Charles Paul Freund
    Syria: Chinese Uyghurs Killing Russian Spies According to Turkey's Plan It's a Zionist conspiracy, of course Charles Paul Freund | October 3, 2015 So while enormous numbers of Syrian refugees are attempting to get out of the Middle East and into Europe, what is happening in the empty villages they have left behind? According to Al Mayadeen, a Beirut-based satellite news service, at least some of the abandoned villages in northern Syria are filling up with the families of Muslim Chinese Uyghurs. These Uyghurs, claims the report, are entering the country along with their wives and children to fight alongside...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Abby Huntsman Hired as Fox News Reporter

    10/03/2015 11:42:15 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 3, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Fox News has hired Abby Huntsman as a new reporter to the network. Mediaite has learned that Huntsman will be joining Fox News as a general assignment reporter for the network. We reached out to Fox and a network spokesperson confirmed the hire.
  • US and Russia can’t agree on definition of ‘terrorist’

    10/03/2015 10:17:03 PM PDT · by 100American · 22 replies
    After Russia began bombing Syria this week, Pentagon officials have declined to directly answer questions on how they felt about the Kremlin targeting Assad’s enemies other than Islamic State. U.S. military spokesmen declined to answer the questions directly. At a United Nations. briefing, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov offered a simple assessment when asked who the bad guys are in Syria. Lavrov listed the Islamic State, Nusra “and other terrorist groups.” Asked to elaborate, he responded: “If it looks like a terrorist, it if acts like a terrorist, if it walks like a terrorist, if it fights like a terrorist,...
  • Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike

    10/03/2015 10:05:28 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 77 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 3, 2015 | LYNNE O'DONNELL
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear exactly who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has demanded an investigation into the incident.Doctors Without Borders said that "all indications" pointed to the international military coalition as responsible for the bombing and called for an independent investigation. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said an inquiry was underway into whether the carnage at the clinic...
  • Egypt says Russia's intervention in Syria will counter terrorism

    10/03/2015 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 3rd, 2015 | by Eric Knecht
    Russia's intervention in Syria will curtail the spread of terrorism and help deal a fatal blow to Islamic State in the war-torn country, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday. Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades, marking a dramatic escalation in a more than four-year-old civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake. "Russia's entrance, given its potential and capabilities, is something we see is going to have an effect on limiting terrorism in Syria and eradicating it," Shoukry said in a televised interview...
  • Marco Rubio Lends Support to Anti-Cop Rhetoric, Black Lives Matter Seeks Meeting

    10/03/2015 9:37:11 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Julia Hahn
    DeRay McKesson, one of the top organizers for the Black Lives Matter movement, is seeking a meeting with presidential aspirant Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). The request for a meeting follows comments in which Rubio seemed to lend his personal support to the group’s anti-cop rhetoric. In a recent tweet, McKesson said, “@MarcoRubio, I just saw your recent interview re: the movement. Will you meet to discuss the issues, and solutions, further?” ... Rubio said that concerns held by the controversial protesters are “legitimate” and suggested that “resentment” for law enforcement was understandable.
  • Palestinian stabs Israeli in fresh attack, shot dead: police

    10/03/2015 9:32:40 PM PDT · by keat · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 3, 2015 | 10:18 PM EDT
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli teenager in Jerusalem on Sunday and was then shot dead by police, authorities said, just hours after a similar assault killed two people in the city. Violence has risen in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank in recent weeks. Though not at the levels of previous Palestinian uprisings, or "Intifadas," it has triggered concerns of a wider escalation. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the victim was taken to hospital in moderate condition and that police men "saw the terrorist holding a knife, shot and neutralized him." The attack happened...
  • Oregon gunman Chris Harper Mercer discharged from US Army

    10/03/2015 9:03:39 PM PDT · by 100American · 12 replies
    From the BBC story on Oregon shooter... Oregon college gunman Chris Harper Mercer has been described as an "uncommunicative" loner who was ejected from the US Army after less than a month of service.
  • SNL Kicks Off Season Premiere by Lampooning Trump: ‘I’m Just Like You But Better’

    10/03/2015 8:58:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/03/2015 | Josh Feldman
    SNL wasted no time in its season premiere tonight getting to the comedic goldmine that is Donald Trump‘s candidacy for the presidency. “Trump” and his wife spent the entire cold open bragging about how well-off they are but also assuring the American people they’re just average Joes “but better.” Link to Mediaite video SNL Kicks Off Season Premiere by Lampooning Trump: ‘I’m Just Like You But Better’ by Josh Feldman | 11:49 pm, October 3rd, 2015 SNL wasted no time in its season premiere tonight getting to the comedic goldmine that is Donald Trump‘s candidacy for the presidency. “Trump” and...
  • Army issues new breastfeeding policy

    10/03/2015 8:57:36 PM PDT · by traumer · 30 replies
    (CNN)The Army issued a service-wide breastfeeding policy this week, making it the last military branch to implement guidelines for supporting nursing service members. The two-page policy, which applies to active, Guard and Reserve members, takes effect immediately. The policy says command must provide designated spaces for soldiers to pump breast milk, whether they're on base or doing field and mobility exercises. It leaves it up to soldiers and commanders to work out a schedule that balances the mother's needs and mission readiness. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Jerome Pionk said the policy is not prescriptive by design to allow for flexibility....
  • President Drone Bomba Responsible for Nearly 5 Times as Many Drone Strikes As W Bush

    10/03/2015 8:55:15 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 10/3/2015 | Wikipedia
    US Drone Strike Statistics estimate according to the New America Foundation (as of 25 December 2013).] Year Attacks Casualties Militants Civilians Unknown Total 2004 1 3 2 2 7 2005 3 5 6 4 15 2006 2 1 93 0 94 2007 4 51 0 12 63 2008 36 223 28 47 298 477 Bush             2009 54 387 70 92 549 2010 122 788 16 45 849 2011 73 420 62 35 517 2012 48 268 5 33 306 2013 26 145 4 4 153 2,374 Obama
  • 'China's Donald Trump' kicks off communism debate

    10/03/2015 8:52:39 PM PDT · by 100American · 6 replies
    BBC Online ^ | 100American
    Ren, the former chairman of the Hua Yuan Property Company, has been compared to American businessman (and now Republican presidential candidate) Donald Trump. In China he's nicknamed "Cannon" for his outspokenness, which has earned him more than 33 million followers on the Chinese microblogging service Weibo. So when one of his recent posts criticized the youth wing of the ruling Communist Party, it started a huge debate about the past and future of the country's politics. "We've been deceived by these slogans for years," Ren wrote, responding to a patriotic message posted by the Communist Youth League on Monday which...
  • A Voter Who Didn't Know the Name of the Candidate He Was Supporting

    10/03/2015 8:29:41 PM PDT · by Ziva · 16 replies
    Vanity press | 10/3/2015 | Ziva
    I was a a Maker Faire today and noticed a 60ish man wearing a shirt with the words "United We Stand" and "9-11-2001" on it. Thinking he might be a fellow traveler, I struck up a conversation and asked him who was supporting for President. "Not Biden, not Biden," he said. "I don't want Hillary either. Um, what is his name? Oh yeah, Boehner!" (He pronounced it properly as 'Bayner'.) "Boehner?" I replied. "Are you sure you mean Boehner?" "Yeah, Boehner," he insisted. I took pity on him. "Do you mean 'Bernie'? Bernie Sanders?" "Yes, that's who it is," said...
  • Baby’s First Dil** - courtesy of the Transgender Movement

    10/03/2015 8:26:30 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 20 replies
    gendertrender ^ | 26 Sept 2015 | GalusMag
    Sorry, not posting the actual content. This is a link to a Wordpress site talking about a product being offered by a San Francisco tranny. This is a discussion of genetalia prosthetics being offered to parents who are actively converting their very minor female children to behave as boys.
  • Largest US Foreign Policy Blunder Since Vietnam: Iran Readies Massive Syrian Ground Invasion

    10/03/2015 8:23:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/03/2015 | Tyler Durden
    On Thursday, in “Mid-East Coup: As Russia Pounds Militant Targets, Iran Readies Ground Invasions While Saudis Panic”, we attempted to cut through all of the Western and Russian media propaganda on the way to describing what Moscow’s involvement in Syria actually portends for the global balance of power. Here are a few excerpts that summarize what’s taking shape in the Middle East: Putin looks to have viewed this as the ultimate geopolitical win-win. That is, Russia gets to i) expand its influence in the Middle East in defiance of Washington and its allies, a move that also helps to...
  • Trump: Refugees could launch coup in U.S.

    10/03/2015 8:20:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WPTZ-TV ^ | October 3, 2015 | Eugene Scott, CNN
    Donald Trump said Saturday that bringing Syrian refugees to the U.S. could result in "one of the great military coups of all time." "This could be one of the great military coups of all time if they send them to our country -- young, strong people and they turn out to be ISIS," he told Fox News' Eric Bolling. "Now, probably that won't happen, but some of them definitely in my opinion will be ISIS." Trump said later Saturday that bringing in more refugees could have long-term effects. "This could be the ultimate Trojan horse. This one could be written...
  • Why Obama Is Powerless To Reform Gun Laws (Its The 2nd Amendment, Stupid Alert)

    10/03/2015 7:55:49 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/03/2015 | Anthony Zurcher
    And those victorious Republican candidates are selected in primaries where the financial support of deep-pocketed pro-gun lobbying groups like the National Rifle Association can prove decisive and the voters who turn out are the kind of conservatives who don't take kindly to a candidate in favour of greater restrictions on gun ownership. It's a political environment where Republican officeholders face grassroot challenges if they're deemed insufficiently conservative but never if they're not moderate enough. Congress isn't just against high-profile gun regulation - even measures supported by a large majority of the American people - it also prohibits federal efforts to...
  • More Companies Pushing the Gay Agenda: Expedia’s New Ad ‘Connections’

    10/03/2015 7:31:08 PM PDT · by MaskedMan · 42 replies ^ | 23 June 2015 | Tami Jackson
    "The onslaught of companies and their commercials celebrating and advancing the “gay” lifestyle seems to be increasing at an exponential rate. Several years ago I began to notice a drastic change on the Food Network and HGTV. Chefs were competing for their same sex “spouse,” same sex couples were looking for houses..."
  • Lt. Gov: ‘Fellow Christians’ Should Consider Handgun Permits

    10/03/2015 7:25:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    News2ABC ^ | October 3,2015 | AP
    Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said in a Facebook posting Friday that “fellow Christians” should consider getting a handgun carry permit after the mass shooting in Oregon. Survivors told authorities the gunman demanded at least some of the victims state their religion before shooting them at a community college. In his posting, Ramsey, also the Tennessee state Senate speaker, called recent U.S. mass shootings “truly troubling.” “I would encourage my fellow Christians who are serious about their faith to think about getting a handgun carry permit,” Ramsey wrote. “I have always believed that it is better to have a gun...
  • Oregon shooting: Medical examiner rules gunman killed self, sheriff says

    10/03/2015 7:20:40 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat October 3, 2015 | Sara Sidner, Kyung Lah, Faith Karimi and Ryan Young
    Chris Harper-Mercer, the shooter behind the deadly rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, apparently committed suicide after exchanging gunfire with officers, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Saturday.
  • Stephen Colbert Gave a Searing Monologue on Guns, Trump, and ‘Honest Insanity’

    10/03/2015 7:17:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Vulture ^ | October 3, 2015 | Greg Cwik
    "I want to talk about pretending," Stephen Colbert said on last night's episode of The Late Show, which aired just a little over 24 hours after the regon shooting. "That is something that I know a little bit about."
  • U.S. Political Unbelief - Who Will Hear?

    10/03/2015 7:10:22 PM PDT · by kindred
    What is REAL and REALITY today in American politics? Well... that a good question, but in all honesty who will really hear ETERNAL REALITY?? The common denominator however across the American political spectrum is the rejection of Almighty God's Heavenly summons to repent and to be saved (John 8:24, Acts 4:12, 17:30-31, 1 Tim. 2:3-4). Though many across this spectrum may claim to "know" Almighty God, they personally reject Him and the simple Biblical message of salvation in Spirit and TRUTH (Matt. 7:21-23, John 4:24, 5:38-47, 8:24, 16:2-3, Rom. 10:2-4, 1 John 4:1-5). No matter what political party you belong...
  • Ron Johnson: U.S. ground troops needed in Syria (echos McCain and Graham)

    10/03/2015 7:06:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 10/2/15 | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said he favors committing U.S. ground troops to a multinational military coalition that would enter Syria and create safe zones for refugees fleeing the war-torn nation. Johnson, a first-term Republican, spoke Friday at Madison-Kipp Corp. in Madison, at an event to mark Wisconsin Manufacturing Month. -snip- Johnson said he doesn’t know how many U.S. ground troops would be required for the effort. Russia’s recent involvement in the region may complicate it, he added. -snip- Johnson’s Syria stance puts him in line with other hawkish GOP senators, including Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain...
  • We Will Have Prepared a Holocaust for the Immigrants

    10/03/2015 7:05:25 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 32 replies
    Rzeczpospolita ^ | 10/02/2015 | Piotr Nowak
    Article (in Polish) about the immigration of Muslims into Europe. Polish philosophy professor tells Muslims not to come, because, in the end, the Europeans will kill them all: "If you do not want Muslims in Europe if the horror refer to their presence on the Old Continent, I do so with concern about their fate; not for fear of them, but for them. Indeed history repeats itself, and it is by no means a farce. In short, they're going to die here, will be eliminated, trodden, dents in the European land, because the conditions of possibility of the Holocaust -...
  • Strangers pay it forward to WWII vet as a 'Thank You' (free Subway sandwich everyday for vet)

    10/03/2015 6:59:59 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 15 replies
    WAFF (Alabama) ^ | 9/30/2015 | Marie Waxel
    MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (WAFF) - A simple act of kindness has sparked a chain reaction for a North Alabama World War II veteran. Strangers are buying the veteran lunch, as a way to say thank you. Like clockwork, 93-year-old Mr. Gilbert goes to Subway for lunch, usually alone, but Wednesday his son is visiting from out of state. Everyday it's the same turkey sandwich and conversation with those around him. Sharing his contagious smile and a courageous past. "I turned 20-years-old, 60 days later I'm in the Army and I went to the South Pacific,” said Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert as...
  • Obama Goes Beyond Mere Gun Control, Hints at Confiscation

    10/03/2015 6:58:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 132 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When President Obama spoke in reaction to the heinous October 1 attack on Umpqua Community College, he went beyond his usual calls for more gun control and suggested instead that America consider following the path blazed by Australia and Great Britain. In the mid-1990s Australia and Great Britain both instituted what were virtually complete bans on firearm possession.Obama referenced the bans thus: We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings.  Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours.  So we know...
  • US politicians offer neither consensus nor solutions on Syria (Carly, Jeb, Kasich want No-Fly Zone)

    10/03/2015 6:54:02 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/3/15 | Lucia Graves
    For years, Republicans have criticised Barack Obama for not doing more to stop the brutalities carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and to fight Isis. But what they think Obama should do and what the long-term solution might be remained hazy. -snip- Republican rising star Carly Fiorina had already called on the US to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria to protect US-backed rebel fighters, as had Jeb Bush in unequivocal terms. On Friday, another Republican presidential contender joined their camp: “You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril,” said Governor John Kasich. “No more...
  • Bill Clinton’s address touches on gun checks, coal’s demise

    10/03/2015 6:52:20 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | 10-2-15 | Matt Macarro
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former President Bill Clinton, in a keynote address to West Virginia Democrats on Friday night, touched on background checks for gun owners in the wake of the Oregon community college mass shooting. “Those of us who grew up in hunting country—and who believe the 2nd Amendment guarantees everybody the right to keep a gun to go hunting, to sports shoot and to protect themselves and their families—most of us think it’s crazy that we don’t do background checks,” Clinton said. Ticket sales for the party’s Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner spiked upon news of Clinton’s appearance. About 2,000 people...
  • Donald Trump Storms Tennessee to Push Second Amendment Protection Plan After Oregon Shooting

    10/03/2015 6:38:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    FRANKLIN, Tennessee — GOP frontrunner Donald Trump offered a ringing defense of gun rights and the Second Amendment to an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd of 3,000 Tennesseans on Saturday. An overflowing audience of an additional 1,000 stood outside The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee in the drizzling rain as they listened to the rally on speakers. It was a huge turnout for Trump, whose campaign team announced the event less than 72 hours earlier. “I’m a very, very big 2nd Amendment person,” Trump told the crowd. “It’s very important to me.”
  • German Majority Scared of Refugees In Latest Polling

    10/03/2015 6:27:16 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 27 replies
    The latest polling shows that more than half of Germans are now scared of refugees invited to their country by Angela Merkel. In the latest ‘Deutschlandtrend’ poll run by public broadcaster ARD, because of the large numbers arriving 51 per cent of Germans said they are scared of refugees, with 47 per cent saying they were not. With the influx of migrants now thought to be exceeding 200,000 a month, when the same statement – “it scares me that so many refugees come to us” – was offered three weeks ago, The Local reported only 38 per cent said they...
  • Trump defends 2nd Amendment following Oregon shootings (Trump channels Charles Bronson's Death Wish)

    10/03/2015 6:25:58 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 40 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 10/3/2015 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday channeled 1970s action star Charles Bronson in defending Second Amendment rights in the aftermath of the shooting at an Oregon community college that left nine dead. Trump said in a rally in suburban Nashville that he has a handgun carry permit in New York. He added that any attacker will be "shocked" if he tries to assault him, and that he would emulate Bronson in the vigilante film "Death Wish." "Can you imagine with Trump, somebody says, 'Ohhh, all these big monsters aren't around, he's easy pickins, and then...
  • America's African President [Donald Trump]

    10/03/2015 6:18:04 PM PDT · by sitetest · 13 replies
    Comedy Central ^ | 10-1-2015 | Trevor Noah
    Video at link.
  • CNN Photoshops Oregon Jihadist Shooter to "Fundamentally Transform" Him into a Caucasian Male

    More yeoman's work by The Last Refuge, which has been tracking down the rapidly disappearing social media profile of Scumbag McScumbag (it is the policy of our august and highly respected journal not to name psychopathic jihadist mass-murderers). Remember the Trayvon Martin case? You know, the dude involved in burglary, PCP-like drug cocktails, and/or drug dealing who assaulted George Zimmerman and got capped for his trouble? Remember how the media claimed there was a new race called "White Hispanics", a term invented "by The New York Times to describe Zimmerman, apparently in some kind of push for a white vs....
  • Hillary Clinton’s legal adviser warns her — Time to lawyer up

    10/03/2015 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Mariner · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 3rd, 2015 | Ed Klein
    One of the Clintons’ oldest and most trusted legal advisers has urged Hillary to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent her in case she’s indicted for mishandling classified documents on her private e-mail server and for lying under oath. The adviser, who has been a Clinton confidant for more than 30 years, laid out his concerns about Hillary’s legal exposure in a wide-ranging interview. “This e-mail thing is spiraling out of control,” he said. “To paraphrase John Dean of Watergate fame, it’s a cancer on her candidacy. “Frankly,” he continued, “I am used to my advice on legal matters...
  • U.S. Kurdish allies welcome Russian air strikes in Syria

    10/03/2015 5:52:37 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 25 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | Roy Gutman
    Three days into its bombing campaign in Syria, Russia on Friday at last targeted Islamic State positions, striking at the defacto capital of the terror organization and at least one other site. The Russian strikes at the Islamic State came after two days in which its aircraft attacked locations belonging to other fighting groups opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad, including CIA-supported rebels, sparking calls for the Obama administration to do something to protect fighters it had trained and equipped. But President Barack Obama made clear that the U.S. had no plans to deepen its role in Syria. “We’re not...
  • “If Hillary was Walking Down a Hall, You Were Supposed to Hide Behind Drapes"

    10/03/2015 5:51:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Frontpage ^ | October 3, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    If she gets elected, America is gonna need a lot of drapes . No wonder the Secret Service is so screwed up. They had to spend so much time waiting on insane aristocrats. The Beefeaters probably have it a lot easier dealing with an actual queen than our bunch does dealing with Hillary Clinton. Former agent Jeff Crane says, “Hillary would cuss at Secret Service drivers for going over bumps.” I suspect there were a lot of those bumps when Hillary was in the car. Within the White House, Hillary had a “standing rule that no one spoke to her...
  • Trump: Arm teachers to stop school massacres

    10/03/2015 5:48:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies ^ | 10/03/2015 | Eugene Scott CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Donald Trump said Saturday that had teachers been armed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, the deadly shooting there this week would not have been as tragic. Trump has previously cited mental health issues, not guns, as the biggest cause of shootings in the U.S. But his comments on Saturday are his most extensive and emotionally charged about firearms since he launched his campaign in June, as he spoke about his personal gun ownership and elicited his biggest applause of the afternoon in discussing gun rights. "By the way, it was a gun-free zone," he said at...
  • Ben Carson: CAIR Broke the Law in Its Political Attacks (sics IRS on them)

    10/03/2015 5:44:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | Breitbart News
    From Bradford Richardson writing at The Hill: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says a nonprofit Islamic advocacy group broke the law by calling for him to drop out of the presidential race. “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held a public press conference demanding that I withdraw from the presidential race,” Carson said in an email to supporters Saturday. “Here’s the catch – CAIR is a tax-exempt nonprofit, and the IRS rules explicitly prohibit such groups from intervening in political campaigns on behalf of – or in opposition to – a candidate,” the email continues.
  • Pennsylvania's budget train wreck unfolded over past year

    10/03/2015 5:43:36 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 9 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | MARK SCOLFORO
    As weeks without a budget turned into months, Republicans decided to push through a stopgap plan to get money to schools, government agencies and programs while talks on a complete budget deal continued. Again it was on party lines, again Wolf vetoed it. "I understand we have divided government," Wolf said. "What I don't understand is people who don't want to govern at all." A few days later the Republican leaders announced they would give the governor a chance to demonstrate he has the votes for tax increases through a floor vote next week, and Democrats have been scrambling to...

    10/03/2015 5:37:58 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 30 replies
    Drudge ^ | 10/3/2015
  • Father of Oregon Killer Blames GUNS, Not Son, For Umpqua Massacre [VIDEO]

    10/03/2015 5:37:10 PM PDT · by absentee · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/3/15 | Caleb Howe
    "I'm not trying to say that they're to blame for what happened. But if Chris had not been able to get hold of 13 guns it wouldn't have happened." CNN just interviewed the father of the murderer of nine people at Umpqua Community College this week, and though he claims he is not blaming guns, he spent most of the interview doing that exact thing. "That's what guns are. The killers. It's as simple as that. It's black and white," he says. Guns are the killers. Not his son.
  • Patrick Kennedy reveals family’s struggles with alcohol in new book

    10/03/2015 5:32:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 47 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/3/15 | Christopher Rowland and Matt Viser
    Kennedy, in a book scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family and some of its well-publicized struggles with alcoholism and mental health issues — and what he describes as a blanket of secrecy that papered over their problems...The book, which Kennedy will discuss on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, is bound to rile other members of the famous family. “I know how some of them are going to react,” Kennedy says in a brief excerpt from the show released by CBS. “They’re angry.” He describes a drunken sailing trip in 2000 that turned out...
  • Obama: There Will Be a Government ‘Shutdown Threat Two Weeks Before Christmas’

    10/03/2015 5:29:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 3, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In his Weekly Address today, resident Barack Obama warned that there will be another government shutdown threat two weeks before Christmas and said he “will not sign” a short-term spending bill. The continuing resolution that Congress passed this week runs until Dec. 11. If resident Obama does “not sign” the spending bill Congress sends him to fund the government after that date, Obama will shut down the government. The government will not be funded until Obama signs an appropriations bill passed by Congress. Fortunately, there were enough votes in both parties to pass a last-minute bill to keep the government...
  • Survivors say Oregon gunman spared student to take something to authorities

    10/03/2015 5:18:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies ^ | 10/3/15 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press
    The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates inside an Oregon college spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage. Shooter Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer later killed himself as officers arrived, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Saturday. Authorities have not disclosed whether they have an envelope or package from Harper-Mercer. However, a law enforcement official said Saturday a manifesto of several pages had been recovered.
  • Who Owns Your Candidate?

    10/03/2015 5:17:02 PM PDT · by amorphous · 13 replies
    The Anti Media ^ | 2 Oct 2015 | Jake Anderson
    It’s a new era of American politics. With regard to campaign finance, the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling — and the arguably worse McCutcheon v. FEC ruling — opened the doors to unrestricted corporate funding of our national elections. The primary mechanism in place facilitating this flood of private money is the super PAC. You’ve probably heard of super PACs and how they’ve essentially taken over the role traditionally filled by individual campaign donors in Political Action Committees (PACs). But super PACs aren’t the end of it. There are puppet political non-profits, business associations, and now, single-candidate “dark money” outfits...