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  • France, Germany, Canada call on world to put price on carbon

    12/01/2015 4:11:02 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 1 replies
    MSN/AP ^ | 12/1/2015 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    LE BOURGET, France — One of the smartest ways to fight global warming is putting a price on carbon dioxide pollution, some key world leaders said at Monday's international climate summit. Either a tax on carbon dioxide emissions or trading carbon pollution like pork bellies, which puts a price on carbon, will help use capitalism to get closer to a day when the world isn't adding heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere, according to leaders of France, Germany, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Ethiopia, as well as heads of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development....
  • Ted Cruz: "Overwhelming Majority Of Violent Criminals Are Democrats"

    12/01/2015 3:35:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt that “the simple and undeniable fact is the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats” during an interview on Monday.
  • The EU’s New Turkish Deal Brings Insecurity For Europe

    12/01/2015 3:28:31 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2015 | Christopher Carter
    The EU has provisionally agreed to provide Turkey with €3 billion+ to supposedly spend on 'stemming the migrant flow' along with an easing of visa restrictions and a promise of accelerating talks about Turkey's accession to the EU. The EU has now conceded it is powerless to stem the tide of migrants and refugees on its own, and has opted to open Europe's doors to 75 million Turks. Through its desperate attempts to try and sort out the migrant crisis, the EU has shoved all its cards into the hands of the autocratic President Erdogan. This deal with Turkey will...
  • Mathews: "Some People's Words" "Encouraging" PP Shooting, Fiorina "Enjoying It"

    12/01/2015 3:26:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews argued that “some people’s words are encouraging this kind of behavior” and “Carly Fiorina seems to be” “enjoying it” while discussing the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs on Monday.
  • Do 20% of British Muslims really sympathise with jihadists?

    12/01/2015 3:24:22 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8 hours ago 2015-12-01 | James Melley
    Last week, the UK's most popular newspaper, the Sun, ran the headline "1 in 5 Brit Muslims' sympathy for jihadis". Where did that statistic come from and how reliable is it?
  • No, China's Renminbi Is Not The U.S. Dollar's Equal [IMF’s China Gambit]

    12/01/2015 3:17:53 AM PST · by expat_panama · 5 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/30/2015 | Editorial
    Geopolitics: Just as China hit economic turmoil, the IMF announced that its Special Drawing Rights basket will include China's currency, on a par with the dollar. No, it's not on a par, and this move is purely political. China's been hankering for global "respect" for years, a function of its years of state-directed economic growth in the 8% range. And sure, it has worked to some extent, raising gross domestic product per capita to a bit over $6,000, with Communist Party central planners earlier this month hailing the success of their latest five-year plan (yes, they still have those). It's...

    12/01/2015 3:17:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Dr. Stephen M. Kirby
    On a regular basis, and seemingly always after a jihadist attack, news stations reach out to individuals who claim to speak for Islam and who, by the way, happen to repeat the mantra that Islam is a “Religion of Peace” and prohibits violence.
  • US reportedly supplying Ukraine military with obsolete equipment

    12/01/2015 3:13:28 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 01, 2015 | Fox News
    The U.S. has been supplying Ukrainian forces with obsolete equipment, some of which dates back almost thirty years, according to a published report. The Washington Post reported that Ukrainian government forces battling Russia-supported rebels in the east of that country have called into question Washington's commitment to them based on the shoddy gear. The paper also reported that the lack of sufficient equipment has bred distrust and lowered Ukrainian morale. [....] Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for the rebels has brought relations between the two countries to a post-Soviet low. Ukraine has since...
  • Fox and News Corp. join Obama climate pledge

    12/01/2015 3:02:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/1/15 | John Siciliano
    President Obama is enlisting conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch in his fight to combat climate change, with companies News Corporation and 21st Century Fox signing onto a White House pledge to cut emissions and support the president's push for a global climate deal in Paris. Tuesday's announcement by the White House nearly doubles the number of businesses to sign the climate pledge since July, making News Corp. and Fox, of which Murdoch is the co-chairman, the latest to do so. The 73 companies that signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge have operations in all 50 states and represent...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - December 1, 2015

    12/01/2015 3:01:25 AM PST · by sneakers · 3 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 monthly 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.
  • Nearly 1,000 Clinton emails had classified info

    12/01/2015 3:01:16 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 01, 2015 | Fox News
    The State Department’s latest release of Hillary Clinton documents brings the total number of Clinton emails known to contain classified material to nearly 1,000. The department on Monday released its largest batch of emails yet, posting 7,800 pages of the former secretary of state’s communications. The latest batch contains 328 emails deemed to have classified information. According to the State Department, that brings the total number with classified information to 999. The emails in question were deemed classified before their release by the department – and the former secretary of state has said all along she never sent emails with...
  • Obama urges world action on climate change: No nation ‘immune’ to global warming

    12/01/2015 2:48:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2015 | Steven Mufson and Joby Warrick
    PARIS - President Obama joined leaders from 150 nations on Monday in pledging action against climate change, kicking off a historic two-week gathering that Obama called a "turning point" in the battle against one of humanity’s gravest threats. ...."The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other," Obama said in a speech at the Le Bourget conference center in Paris’s industrial outskirts. "What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet." Obama, who has staked his...
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show December 1 2015.

    12/01/2015 2:43:39 AM PST · by GregB · 3 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • Adams County Sheriff's deputies identified in deadly shooting [Idaho]

    12/01/2015 2:34:06 AM PST · by beaversmom · 5 replies
    6 KIVI-TV ^ | November 30, 2015 | On Your Side Newsroom
    The Adams County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the deputies involved in the shooting of Jack Yantis on November 1st, 2015. "Out of concern for the safety of the two deputies involved in this incident and the desire for a fair and impartial investigation to be conducted, I have been hesitant to release the names. I still have concerns about threats made against the deputies but, at this time I believe that it is the right thing to do," said Sheriff Ryan Zollman. "I sincerely hope that our deputies and their families will be safe and that the...
  • Barack Obama's full speech at Paris climate summit (they try in vain to shut him up)

    12/01/2015 1:44:27 AM PST · by InMemoriam · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 30, 2015 | New China TV
    Obama and the other leaders were requested to give three minute introductory addresses. At 8:41 on the video, they begin to try to finally shut him up. They try again every thirty seconds...until it becomes obvious that he could care less...
  • Donald Trump Mocks Obama's Selfie-taking with Hilarious Video Compilation

    12/01/2015 1:42:27 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 13 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 11/30/2015 | John S. Roberts
    Obama is so concerned with what doesn't matter (himself) that he forgets he was elected to run a nation that benefits all Americans, not just secular elitists. History will not look favorably upon Barack, but at least we can look forward to looking at hundreds of his selfies which will eventually be turned into a book, ala Kim Kardashian.
  • Recalling Falklands' conflict: “Farewell to Argentina's Mirages, ”but glory is forever”

    12/01/2015 1:25:13 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    MercoPress. ^ | December 1st 2015
    Argentina said farewell to its remaining fleet of French built Mirage fighter bombers which have been operational since 1972 and played a crucial role during the South Atlantic conflict when they clashed with the British Task Force sent to recover the invaded and occupied Falkland Islands in 1982. The ceremony took place last Sunday at the VI Air Brigade stationed in Tandil, Buenos Aires province, with the attendance of active and retired pilots, Malvinas war veterans, members of Air Force families, officials from the three services and security forces, and locals. The event under the heading of 'Argentina farewells its...
  • The Pea of Victimization Under Twenty Campus Mattresses

    12/01/2015 12:03:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2015 | Richard L. Cravatts
    As campuses across the country are roiled in paroxysms of self-righteous indignation over race, groups of black students, perhaps inspired and emboldened by the anarchistic successes at University of Missouri, have formed coalitions and presented elaborate, and breathtakingly audacious, lists of demands which they have nailed to the doors of their respective university administrations.....[SNIP]...So while these sanctimonious moral brats may feel aggrieved and in need of campus-wide support systems to provide them "safe" spaces in which they can escape racism and oppression, the idea that universities should be compelled to set up mandatory training and teaching about racism, oppression, cultural...
  • Mom could go to jail for letting her son play outside alone

    12/01/2015 12:03:34 AM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    MSN ^ | December 1, 2015 | Theresa Edwards
    That's what happened to Sonya Hendren when she let her 4-year-old son, Tomahawk, play on their gated Sacramento, California, apartment complex playground by himself. She felt her son could handle playing unsupervised 120 feet from her apartment's front door, but her neighbor disagreed. According to local news outlet CBS8, the neighbor, Sonja Horrell, reported Hendren to Child Protective Services, and Hendren was arrested for felony child neglect and endangerment.
  • Ted Cruz Won’t Rule Out Legalization for 11 Million in U.S. Illegally

    11/30/2015 11:55:21 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 58 replies
    time.com ^ | Nov. 20
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz declined to close the door to a potential pathway to legal status for the 11 million people in the U.S. illegally Friday, saying he wouldn’t elaborate on his plans for them until after the border is secure. Seeking to carve out a space between real estate mogul Donald Trump, who is calling for the forcible deportation of those in the U.S. illegally, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who co-authored the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill that included a pathway to citizenship, Cruz would not explicitly rule out a pathway to legal status for the...
  • Prosecutors ban Soros Foundation as ‘threat to Russian national security’

    11/30/2015 11:23:03 PM PST · by InMemoriam · 10 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 30, 2015 | Russia Today
    The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has recognized George Soros's Open Society Institute and another affiliated organization as undesirable groups, banning Russian citizens and organizations from participation in any of their projects. In a statement released on Monday, prosecutors said the activities of the Open Society Institute and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation were a threat to the foundations of Russia's Constitutional order and national security. They added that the Justice Ministry would be duly informed about these conclusions and would add the two groups to Russia's list of undesirable foreign organizations. Prosecutors launched a probe into the activities of...
  • First In, Last Out: the story of the SEAD missions flown by the F-105 in Vietnam

    11/30/2015 10:48:16 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Nov 30 2015 | Dario Leone
    Here’s why Wild Weasel missions were among the most dangerous sorties flown in Southeast Asia. During the Vietnam War the main threat to the strike packages was the V-750 (S-75) Dvina, the first effective Soviet surface-to-air missile (SAM). Better known by the NATO designation SA-2 Guideline, the missile was developed in the mid 1950s and it was used to shoot down Gary Powers’ U-2 over the USSR in 1960 and Maj. Rudolph Anderson’s U-2 over Cuba in 1962. North Vietnam began receiving SA-2s shortly after the start of Operation Rolling Thunder and on Jul. 24, 1965, a Guideline shot down...
  • U.S. manslaughter charges filed in deadly 2012 oil platform blast

    11/30/2015 10:28:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 10 replies
    reuters ^ | Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:01am EDT
    The indictment accused the men of "negligent and grossly negligent" supervision of testing at the well in the run up to the explosion. Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine were the two highest-ranking supervisors on board the Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010, when the deadly 2012 explosion sent millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico along with $42 billion in stock holders cap, and 11 good seamen through a flaming hell to a watery grave... A federal appeals court today, dismissed all all seaman's manslaughter charges against BP managers, Kaluza and Vidrine. The Court noted. "the manager's...
  • Ted Cruz: Crazy Like a Fox and Waiting to Inherit

    11/30/2015 10:05:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | November 30, 2015 | Richard Brodsky
    Most Republican candidates haven't learned the lesson from the early Trump/Carson dominance of primary polls. It isn't enough to adopt the hard right-wing orthodoxy demanded by core voters. All the candidates are fiercely anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, pro-gun, pro-tax cuts for the rich and corporations, pro-austerity economics, anti-Planned Parenthood, and most are equally fierce about immigration reform, military toughness, global warming, etc. Trump and Carson prosper because they are also outsiders, non-incumbents untainted by the tradition of compromise and civility that democratic institutions require to function. At least half of the Republican electorate wants no part of discussion or bargaining with...
  • McCarthy predicts no gov't shutdown over Planned Parenthood

    11/30/2015 10:04:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2015 2:50 PM EST | Andrew Taylor
    A top House leader predicted Monday that Washington will avoid stumbling into a government shutdown next week over a tea party-backed drive to take away Planned Parenthood's funding. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy added, however, that Congress may need additional time to work through a massive, $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill that tops the agenda as lawmakers return to Capitol Hill for a two- or three-week sprint to finish this year's session. McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters that "I do not hear people shutting the government down over it right now," referring to demands by some conservatives to attach language to "defund"...
  • Syria air strikes vote on Wednesday, says David Cameron

    11/30/2015 10:04:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 1, 2015
    The PM is to ask his cabinet to endorse a one-day Commons debate and vote on Wednesday over UK air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria. David Cameron said there was "growing" parliamentary support for air strikes, saying it was "the right thing to do" and in the national interest. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is granting his MPs a free vote on the matter. He has criticised the decision not to hold a two-day debate, saying Mr Cameron should "stop the rush to war".
  • Obama tells Putin to focus Syrian airstrikes on ISIS in half-hour face-to-face meeting in Paris

    11/30/2015 10:00:33 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 30 November 2015 | Tom Wyke
    U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a brief meeting at the climate summit in Paris and discussed the Syria crisis and the situation in Ukraine. Obama stressed the importance of targeting ISIS militants in Syria and not focusing military attacks against rebel groups who oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an official said.
  • EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply

    11/30/2015 9:57:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2015 3:10 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates. The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued a final rule designed to increase production of ethanol to be blended with gasoline through 2016, a decision that could reverberate in Iowa's crucial presidential caucuses. The agency said it will require more than 18 billion gallons of renewable fuels in 2016, most of it ethanol. The amount is less than was set in a 2007 renewable fuels...
  • What the return of the Arab strongman means for the Middle East

    11/30/2015 9:53:45 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 23, 2015
    On Oct. 18, Egypt began the first phase of parliamentary elections, but many voters shunned the balloting and turnout is estimated at a measly 15 percent. Most Egyptians seem to have decided that the election results are a foregone conclusion, with a new parliament that will kowtow to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s iron-fisted regime in the absence of any meaningful opposition.

    11/30/2015 9:51:50 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | September 14, 2001 | FRED SIEGEL
    Here in New York, it was easy to get angry listening to Egyptians, Palestinians and the Arabs of nearby Paterson, N.J., celebrate as they received word of the murderous attacks in New York and Washington. But Mayor Giuliani (who has been tireless and magnificent in this crisis) rightly warned New York- ers that it would be wrong to take their anger out on the city's Arab and Muslim residents. Attacks on Arab-Americans in Paterson or elsewhere are utterly indefensible. Omar, a Muslim New Yorker and former student of mine at Cooper Union, e-mailed me to say he was "sickened to...
  • Rudy Giuliani: I Heard (But Didn’t See) Reports of 9/11 Cheers In New Jersey

    11/30/2015 9:44:25 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | MSNBC.
    Rudy Giuliani: I Heard (But Didn’t See) Reports of 9/11 Cheers In New Jersey The former mayor of New York City admitted on Morning Joe that he recalled hearing reports of cheers in New Jersey and New York on Sept. 11, 2001, but stressed that he never saw any footage. Rudy Giuliani, who served as NYC’s mayor during the terrorist attacks on 9/11, was asked by co-host Mika Brzezinski about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s claim that he witnesses people cheering in Jersey City that day. Before she could finish her question, Giuliani immediately jumped in with an answer. “I...
  • Black Lives Matter protesters target dancing cop's new gig

    11/30/2015 9:39:44 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 6 replies
    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — More than two dozen protesters attended a scheduled appearance of a retired Providence police officer known as the "Dancing Cop," but the ex-officer himself did not show. Tony Lepore has been drawing heat after he protested outside a Providence coffee shop because an employee wrote "#blacklivesmatter" on an officer's cup. Lepore asked that the employee be fired. In response, Providence officials let him go from his decades-long gig directing holiday traffic with exaggerated dance moves.

    11/30/2015 9:36:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    September 14, 2001 -- IT was predictable. The sad sacks at the BBC were sure that if only President Bush had done more to curb Arab-Israeli tensions, the World Trade Center attacks might have been avoided. ** Here in New York, it was easy to get angry listening to Egyptians, Palestinians and the Arabs of nearby Paterson, N.J., celebrate as they received word of the murderous attacks in New York and Washington. But Mayor Giuliani (who has been tireless and magnificent in this crisis) rightly warned New York- ers that it would be wrong to take their anger out on...
  • Fox & Friends‘ Doocy Defends Trump: ‘I Actually Remember’ Those Cheering Muslims

    11/30/2015 9:25:32 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 30, 2015 | LatestNews
    Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy defended Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s claim that thousands of New Jersey Muslims celebrated on 9/11, saying that he knew people who saw it in person and that he saw it on television.
  • Caller: Muslims were Celebrating in New Jersey after 9/11!

    11/30/2015 9:18:53 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    YoutTube ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | thomhartmann
    Caller: Muslims were Celebrating in New Jersey after 9/11! [Thomas Hartmann denies]
  • Daddy Long Legs Musical Will Be Live-Streamed Free Online

    11/30/2015 9:14:54 PM PST · by TBP · 1 replies
    Playbill ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | Olivia Clement
    The Off-Broadway musical Daddy Long Legs has announced that it will be the first-ever Off-Broadway performance to be broadcast online to the world for free on Dec. 10 at 8 PM ET. Following the live broadcast, the performance will be replayed in the respective times in Los Angeles (8 PM PT), London (8 PM GMT) and Tokyo (JST). To register for the live stream, visit the website here. The two-actor production officially opened at the Davenport Theatre Sept. 28. The new musical, about a romance that spans several years and is developed through letters, features music and lyrics by Tony...
  • Here Comes Cruz in Iowa

    11/30/2015 9:08:37 PM PST · by TBP · 33 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | November 23, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    The CBS poll over the weekend had Cruz nosing into second in Iowa. Trump still leads at 30 percent, with Cruz at 21 and Carson at 19. At this point, I think you have to say Cruz is the favorite to win Iowa — in fact if this is where the race stood in a poll the weekend before the caucuses, I’d still bet on Cruz because I assume his voters are very motivated and very reliable caucus-voters.
  • Has the Cruz Campaign Alienated Endorsement Target Tim Huelskamp?

    11/30/2015 9:05:17 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2015 | ELAINA PLOTT & ALEXIS LEVINSON
    On November 18, as Ted Cruz pitched his candidacy to select congressional Republicans in the main dining room of the Capitol Hill Club, he faced an uncomfortable question from Representative Paul Gosar. Why, Gosar asked, was the consulting firm owned by Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, working to unseat fellow Freedom Caucus member Tim Huelskamp, a congressman the Cruz campaign is trying to woo? Axiom Strategies, the Kansas City consulting firm founded by Roe, has long been involved with super PACs seeking to oust Huelskamp from his seat in Kansas’s first district. In 2014, Axiom consulted for the “Now or...
  • Storms and borders stem refugee flow to Germany

    11/30/2015 8:52:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 30 Nov 2015 15:23 GMT+01:00
    The number of refugees arriving in Germany has fallen off sharply in the past few days, with police reporting half the number of new arrivals this weekend compared with last. [...] A spokesperson for the Interior Ministry said that strong winds in the Aegean Sea, where asylum seekers traveling from the Middle East make the crossing from Turkey into Europe, could be one cause of the drop in numbers. Another reason for the fall in arrivals could be the border controls set up at by various countries along the so-called "Balkan route" the route through Europe taken by most refugees...
  • A Journey "Inside Assad's Syria"

    11/30/2015 8:46:55 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 1 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 10/27/2015 | Martin Smith
    "You will be killed." "Excuse me." "You're going to be pilloried, lambasted. Yeah, you're going to be unpopular." That was the conclusion of a colleague, someone with a lot of experience in the Middle East after watching just the opening minutes of my new FRONTLINE documentary, Inside Assad's Syria, which premieres tonight on PBS stations and online. "Why?" "It's the very idea of it -- going into regime-held territory. Too many people have a view of Syria that this will inevitably challenge. This is an invitation for abuse." Another colleague told me before I left, "You will get the charm...
  • Time Warner customers suffer Internet issues on Cyber Monday

    11/30/2015 8:27:42 PM PST · by UB355 · 9 replies
    WLWT ^ | 11/30/15 | WLWT
    Thousands of customers in at least three states are impacted. The company sent out a tweet Monday: "We are working to resolve the internet issues in the Midwest as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience." No timetable is known for resolving the issues. WI too
  • Conservative Columnist Warns Liberals Will Create Fake Christian Terrorist Groups

    11/30/2015 8:22:25 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 31 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 11/24/2015 | Kyle Mantyla
    In a piece posted on BarbWire today, conservative columnist Paul Hair warns that "leftists" will soon "create and fund phony Christian terrorist groups so they can further their War on Christianity." As Hair explains, liberals are out to utterly destroy Christianity and since "the wickedness of leftists is now of comic-book-villain proportions," it is only a matter of time before they start carrying out false flag terrorist attacks that they can blame on Christians as a justification for wiping them out: And this is why society must now ask: Will leftists next create “Christian terrorist” groups? Leftists organizing and funding...
  • Citing Urgency, World Leaders Converge on France for Climate Talks

    11/30/2015 8:17:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | Coral Davenport and Gardiner Harris
    LE BOURGET, France — One of the largest gatherings of world leaders in history began a multinational effort Monday toward forging what many called the planet’s last, best hope to stave off the worst consequences of climate change. “Never have the stakes of an international meeting been so high, since what is at stake is the future of the planet, the future of life,” President François Hollande of France told a packed United Nations plenary session at a convention center in this suburb north of Paris. Over the next two weeks, 30,000 diplomats and delegates will labor to hammer out...
  • Hillary Clinton's aide approached NFL chief for concussion advice, according to emails

    Emails show Hillary Clinton's aide approached NFL chief for concussion advice By Our foreign staff 3:19AM GMT 01 Dec 2015 The latest release of Hillary Clinton's private emails reveals how an aide approached American football officials for help deflecting criticism after she suffered a concussion in 2012 and how she needed help to navigate her cable TV box. Most of the emails show her as secretary of state dealing with the complicated politics of the Arab Spring, fending off questions about her role in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks and attempting to navigate an intensifying conflict between Israel and Palestine....

    11/30/2015 8:00:04 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 79 replies
    WND ^ | 11/30/2015 | JOE KOVACS
    Geraldo Rivera, the longtime broadcaster whose face is seen these days on the Fox News Channel, has just lost his talk-radio show at New York City broadcasting giant WABC. Rivera made the news public on Facebook, where he said officials at Cumulus Media "do not intend to honor the handshake deal I made with the ousted company chief John Dickey, an agreement to extend my current contract for a year." "The decision to renege on our deal on the eve of Thanksgiving is especially upsetting coming in the wake of my emotionally charged and highly rated coverage of the Paris...
  • Greece's Tsipras heckles Turkey on Twitter over airspace violations

    11/30/2015 7:45:44 PM PST · by Mariner · 6 replies
    DPA International ^ | November 30th, 2015 | Unattributed
    Athens (dpa) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took to Twitter to lash out at his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu over Ankara's downing of a Russian jet and its violations of Greece's airspace. The tweets came after a summit in Brussels on Sunday - at which both Tsipras and Davutoglu were present - where the European Union agreed to grant Turkey 3 billion euros in aid for Syrian refugees and promised to ramp up membership talks in return for steps to curb the flow of migrants to the bloc. In the first of four tweets, still available on Tsipras' Greek-language...
  • Santa Rosa Chiropractor (Daryoush (Darius) Mohammad BunyadMohammad) Arrested in alleged Sex Assaults

    11/30/2015 7:45:12 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 10 replies
    SFGate ^ | 11/23/15 | Jenna Lyons
    A chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting at least four women, including two under-aged employees at his Santa Rosa, California office, was arrested Friday evening, police said. Officers arrested Daryoush (Darius) Mohammad Bunyad, 35, of Petaluma on suspicion of annoying or molesting a child under 18 and sexual battery after an investigation revealed he assaulted the women either during treatments or in the workplace. A detective had interviewed a minor who worked at the office during the investigation, but she did not initially report any incidents with Bunyad. In October 2015, a school counselor contacted the department after a different minor...
  • Donald Trump demands $5 million from CNN to participate in next Republican debate

    11/30/2015 7:42:08 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 98 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/30/2015 | Victor Morton
    Like a star football player holding out before training camp, Donald Trump said he may demand CNN pay him to be in next presidential debate. At a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia, Mr. Trump said he pulls in such big ratings that he deserves $5 million from CNN. "I won't do the debate unless they pay me 5 million dollars," said the real-estate tycoon worth billions. Mr. Trump told his audience at the rally, according to CBS News, that the network was treating him unfairly, over its coverage of his meeting with black pastors earlier in the day. He then...
  • Waynesboro Police Arrest Trio of Illegal Mexican Immigrants Found with Firearm (Virginia)

    11/30/2015 7:37:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WHSV-TV ^ | November 23, 2015 | Staff
    WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- Waynesboro police arrested three illegal immigrants from Mexico Friday afternoon when they were stopped on a traffic stop with a semi-automatic handgun among them. Fidel Moreno Pina, 35, Israel Arista Vega, 34, and Javier Lopez Gomez, 35, all face a single felony count of possession of a firearm by a non-U.S. citizen in the county illegally. On November 20, at about 1:15 p.m., an officer with the department’s Special Operations Division, who was acting on a tip, stopped a 2007 Hummer in the 1000 block of Albemarle Avenue. During the traffic stop, officers searched the vehicle...
  • Kansas man accused of feeding son to pigs

    11/30/2015 7:32:40 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Nov. 30, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    A Kansas City man is accused of feeding his seven-year-old son to pigs. Michael A. Jones, 44, was arrested last week after human remains were found in a pig barn behind his home. The bones are believed to be the remains of his son. Neighbours told cops they hadn't seen the boy in some time. Jones has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and child abuse. He's currently being held on $10 million bail. Police continue to investigate.