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  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 22,2014

    10/22/2014 8:53:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • The truth about young black men and police shootings

    10/22/2014 8:51:47 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    . . . About a week ago journalists at ProPublica and Slate further fueled the anger many blacks felt about the shooting. Slate’s headline read: “Black Teens Vastly More Likely to Be Killed by Police Than Whites Even After Adjusting for Crime Rates.” The incendiary finding got massive uncritical news coverage including the New York Times, NPR, major newspapers around the country such as the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Dallas Morning News, and the major networks. If their claim is right, and blacks are unjustly facing “vastly” higher rates of being shot by police, it is a serious indictment...
  • Shots fired inside Canada parliament

    10/22/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 22 October 2014 | BBC
    Several shots have been fired inside and outside the nation's parliament in Ottawa, leaving one soldier wounded. A gunman fired at the National War Memorial and then ran into parliament nearby, continuing the attack. Canadian broadcaster CBC and several MPs report that one gunman has been killed but that is unconfirmed. The incident came hours after Canada raised its terror threat level following a fatal hit-and-run attack on two soldiers earlier in the week.
  • Billionaires donate to election ‘reform’ that could eliminate pro-life candidates in Oregon

    10/22/2014 8:50:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.21.14 | Ben Johnson
    It's not every day that Planned Parenthood and Oregon Right to Life agree on anything, but both groups have come out against a new ballot measure that would limit the number of choices Oregon voters have in a general election – a measure backed by out-of-state billionaires and corporate interests.. If passed, Oregon Measure 90 would place all candidates for office – of any party – on one primary ballot, and only the top two vote-getters would face each other in the general election. This could result in two members of the same party facing one another. “Measure 90 will...
  • Shooters at Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Canada

    10/22/2014 8:49:25 AM PDT · by Entropy Squared · 8 replies
    Self | October 22, 2014 | Entropy Squared
    About an hour ago a shooter killed a guard at Ottawa's War Memorial. The same shooter, or another, then entered the Parliament Building where he was shoot by security personnel. Police are saying nearby Rideau Centre shopping mall is now on lockdown.
  • Paulson testifies that AIG bailout was designed to be punishment

    10/22/2014 8:48:51 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    GOP USA / AP ^ | 07 October 2014
    The 2008 government bailout of American International Group Inc. was specifically designed to punish the insurance giant, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in U.S. court Monday. The $85 billion loan package extended to AIG — then reeling from the financial and housing crisis — gave the government control of 80 percent of its stock. Unlike other major financial firms rescued in the middle of the worst economic downturn in roughly 80 years, Paulson said that AIG shareholders should have faced punishment for their troubled balance sheet as part of any rescue.
  • Footage from Globe Reporter Captures Exchange of Gun Fire in Parliament Hill Building

    10/22/2014 8:45:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 4 replies
    The Globe and Mail via YouTube ^ | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    Short video by gutsy reporter trailing police as they track gunman in Hall of Honour.
  • Hercules Actor: ‘Ferguson Rioters I Called Animals and Losers – And They Are’

    10/22/2014 8:40:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Kevin Sorbo, star of the 1990s TV series Hercules: the Legendary Journeys, as well as the 2011 movie Soul Surfer and this year’s hugely successful God’s Not Dead, said the people rioting and looting – not peacefully protesting -- in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting are “animals and losers,” stressing that no one has a right to “burn people’s property or attack other people when something like this happens.” Sorbo, a Christian and conservative in Hollywood, was criticized by some liberal media, such as The Huffington Post, when he wrote against the Ferguson rioters back...
  • $7 Billion in Drug-War Spending Later, Afghan Poppy Cultivation in Full Bloom

    10/22/2014 8:33:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    The U.S. is losing the “war on drugs” in Afghanistan, with more than $7 billion invested in counternarcotics efforts since the fall of the Taliban yet poppy-growing at an all-time high. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction issued a report today detailing how the opium suppliers are flourishing thanks to better farm technology and more arable land, defying wipeouts from agricultural disease and interdiction programs to produce bumper crops.
  • HENSARLING: GOP-CONTROLLED CONGRESS SHOULD MASSIVELY INCREASE GUEST-WORKER PERMITS FOR FOREIGNERS

    10/22/2014 8:31:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    If Republicans gain control of Congress, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) wants more guest-worker visas for high-tech and low-skilled workers in addition to a piecemeal immigration reform. Hensarling, the House Financial Services Committee Chair whom the pro-amnesty Wall Street Journal touted as the "leading candidate to eventually succeed John Boehner as Speaker," would "like to see immigration reform that allows more H-1B visas for high-tech workers and also creates a 'vibrant guest-worker program' for low-skill workers who want to come here to work in agriculture." The Journal also noted that Hensarling "believes a good guest-worker program is a form of border...
  • 500-Year-Old Traces of Monster Hawaii Tsunami Discovered

    10/22/2014 8:31:25 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 10-21-14 | Laura Geggel
    A powerful earthquake in Alaska sent towering waves up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall crashing down on Hawaii about 500 years ago, leaving behind fragments of coral, mollusk shells and coarse beach sand in a sinkhole located on the island of Kauai, new research finds. The quake, likely a magnitude 9.0, sent the mighty waves toward Hawaii sometime between 1425 and 1665, the study found. It's possible that another large Alaskan earthquake could trigger a comparable tsunami on Hawaii's shores in the future, experts said. The tsunami was at least three times the size of the damaging 1946 tsunami,...
  • Hunt Brothers and the Great Silver Witch-Hunt

    10/22/2014 8:22:22 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 November 1985 | Jeffrey St. John
    Nelson Bunker Hunt passed away yesterday at age 88 in Texas. Who was he, you ask? Some outlets are reporting he and his brother were involved in a conspiracy to corner the silver market. In 1985, our news magazine reported on what actually happened. Hunt Brothers and the Great Silver Witch-Hunt The New American 04 November 1985 Over a million readers of the Wall Street Journal for October 3, 1985 saw the headline: "Hunts Sell Off Most of Silver Holdings, Taking Losses Estimated at $1 Billion." The bible of American big business reported under a Dallas dateline that the Hunt...
  • NOAA employee charged with stealing U.S. dam information

    10/22/2014 8:19:15 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/21/2014 | Steve Bittenbender
    A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) employee in Ohio has been charged with stealing sensitive information from a federal database for the nation's dams and lying about the breach to federal agents, prosecutors said. Xiafen "Sherry" Chen, 59, was arrested on Monday at the NOAA office in Wilmington, Ohio, about 50 miles northeast of Cincinnati, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio said in a statement on Monday. Chen was charged with theft, illegally accessing a federal database and two counts of making false statements to investigators. She could be sentenced to up to 10 years...
  • Social Security Benefits to Go up by 1.7 Percent

    10/22/2014 8:18:18 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 33 replies
    abcnews ^ | Oct 22, 2014 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. It's the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent. The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, affects payments to more than 70 million Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees.
  • Democrats Send Ferguson-Themed Pamphlets to Black Georgia Voters

    10/22/2014 8:16:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Kerry Picket
    Democrats in Georgia are turning to the controversy in Ferguson, Missouri to bring out the vote for Senate Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn on election day. A reader sent to the Atlanta Journal Constitution early voter turnout mailers dealing with the fatal shooting of Ferguson teen Michael Brown and the conflict that has arisen from it.
  • Obama Appointee Who Told WH A Financially Doomed Solar Panels Firm "Looks...OK To Me"

    10/22/2014 8:13:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - When the then-spreading Ebola virus threatened our nation last week, President Obama put one man in charge of coordinating the government's response who had zero experience in handling infectious diseases. While it appears the Ebola threat may be receding here at home, the longtime Democratic political fixer he chose to oversee the government's handling of a deadly disease is an outrageous example of the kind of people he has put into key positions in his administration. This was a high-level job for a prominent, experienced take-charge, medical expert with both administrative and executive credentials. But the president chose...
  • One-Percenters Push Gun Control War Chest to 'Nearly $9.5 Million' in Washington State

    10/22/2014 8:12:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    As millionaires and billionaires continue to push universal background checks and handgun registration in Washington state, their donations for Initiative 594 (I-594) have reached "nearly $9.5 million."
  • Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: report

    10/22/2014 8:05:54 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 22 Oct 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A newly disclosed autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported. The St. Louis County medical examiner's autopsy of 18-year-old Michael Brown, obtained by the newspaper and published online late on Tuesday, said a microscopic examination of his hand tissue showed particles "consistent with products that are discharged from the barrel of a firearm." Forensic experts interviewed by the newspaper said the material indicated Brown's hand was close...
  • Revealed: U.S. Cut Off Arms Supply to Israel During Gaza War

    10/22/2014 8:05:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/22/2014 | P. David Hornik
    Last August 14 the Wall Street Journal reported that, in July, after Israel had launched Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Washington had surprised Israel by turning down an Israeli request for “a large number of Hellfire missiles.” Hellfires are an important air-to-surface precision weapon, suited to the kind of warfare Israel was waging against Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza. But as Amir Rapaport, a veteran Israeli military-affairs writer and editor of the Israel Defense site, now reports: The full truth…is much more severe: apparently, during Operation Protective Edge, the USA had completely stopped all connections with Israel’s defense...
  • Vermont Governor Debate The Kookiest Loons Ever On Stage (VIDEO)

    10/22/2014 8:04:38 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 8 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Oct 22 | Staff
    The debate almost immediately turned animated with wild answers and interactions coming from the colorful group of candidates. From introductions to closing statements, the debate was filled with flamboyant, uninhabited and sometimes downright confusing statements that even brought laughter to the audience. Republican Scott Milne introduced himself as ‘third generation, born in Vermont’ but then quickly corrected himself because he was in fact born in Brooklyn, NY. Another highlight included Independent candidate Cris Ericson suggesting that citizens of Vermont who are on food stamps may want to use their food stamps to purchase lottery tickets in order to purchase the...
  • Paul Krugman Uncovers a Right-Wing Conspiracy at Amazon.com: Suggests Gov't Crackdown

    10/22/2014 8:00:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/22/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    Big-government aficionado Paul Krugman is calling for “public action to curb the power” of an entity he can’t quite bring himself to call a monopoly, even as he nonetheless compares its “abuses” to those of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil company. The subject of his ire? “Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America,” Krugman whines. “Does Amazon really have robber-baron-type market power? When it comes to books, definitely,” Krugman insists. “Amazon overwhelmingly dominates online book sales, with a market share comparable to Standard Oil’s share of the refined...
  • The Rich Can Stop Worrying About A Middle-Class Revolution

    10/22/2014 7:58:05 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    Yahoo - Finance ^ | 10-22-2014 | Rich Newman (^6-27-2014)
    Rich NewmanWednesday, October 22, 2014A stagnant economy has undoubtedly put a lot of financial stress on the middle class. And that is bumming out America’s 1 percenters. “Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society,” entrepreneur Nick Hanauer wrote recently in Politico, in an open letter to “my fellow zillionaires.” Hanauer — an early investor in Amazon (AMZN) who says he has been involved with more than 30 startups — cites the well-documented rise in income inequality during the past 30 years as the ultimate cause of a Mad Maxian dystopia he envisions. "If...
  • The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual-The Biggest Bank Failure in American History

    10/22/2014 7:57:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | 12 October 2014 | John Batchelor
    John Batchelor interviews Kristen Grind author of a new book: The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual-The Biggest Bank Failure in American History Audio podcast, time 39:46
  • Cornel West: ‘All Our Phones Are Tapped’

    10/22/2014 7:55:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/22/2014 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    WASHINGTON – Author and political activist Cornel West told an audience that the criminal justice system in America is criminal itself, calling out JP Morgan president/CEO Jamie Dimon. “The criminal justice system in America is itself criminal. You’ve got Wall Street criminals walking free, sipping tea at the White House. Jamie Dimon, we might as well call names,” said West during a speech and book signing at Busboys & Poets in Washington on Thursday. “What does he do? He basically negotiates how much he wants to pay given his criminality and then writes it off as a tax write-off. And...
  • O'Keefe : Mark Udall Advocates Condone Voter Fraud: "That’s not even like lying or stealing"

    10/22/2014 7:52:32 AM PDT · by sunmars · 24 replies
    Awesome" is a very common word used by Democratic operatives in Colorado when discussing potential voter fraud. Project Veritas Action went undercover in the Centennial State to reveal just how prone their mail-in ballot system is to likely voter fraud.
  • James O’Keefe Strikes Again: Guerilla filmmaker exposes Voter Fraud, Easy and Condoned in Colorado.

    10/22/2014 7:51:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/22/2014 | John Fund
    Many liberals are adamant there is no threat of voter fraud that justifies efforts to improve the integrity of elections. “There is no real concrete evidence of voter fraud,” tweeted Donna Brazile, former acting chair of the Democratic National Committee, this week. “It’s a big ass lie.” James O’Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives, politely disagrees. Today, he is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado, the site of fiercely contested races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S....
  • Puerto Rico's Gay Marriage Ban UPHELD by Federal Judge

    10/22/2014 7:45:38 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 19 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 21 Oct 2014 | Lauren Raab
    Puerto Rico’s ban on same-sex marriage remains in place after a federal judge dismissed a challenge to the ban Tuesday, saying the U.S. Supreme Court established a precedent four decades ago. U.S. District Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez said in his decision that by dismissing an appeal in Baker vs. Nelson, a 1971 case in which two men sought to marry in Minnesota, the Supreme Court bound all lower courts to assume bans on same-sex marriage do not violate the Constitution. The high court could choose to overrule itself but has not, he said. Document Puerto Rico same-sex marriage decision Puerto...
  • Shots fired on Parliament Hill, soldier shot at National War Memorial (Canada)

    10/22/2014 7:44:43 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 20 replies
    CTV ^ | Oct 22 2014
    Parliament Hill is in under lockdown after reports of shots being fired from inside the halls of the centre block. Nearby, at the National War Memorial, a man believed to be a soldier was shot by an unknown gunman. CTV News' Katie Simpson was at the War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday morning, and witnessed passersby attending to someone who had been shot. Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. Jason...
  • [Rep Don] Young rattles Wasilla High students with 'hurtful' remark about suicide [Alaska]

    10/22/2014 7:44:17 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 10/22/2014 | Zaz Hollander
    At a Wasilla High School assembly Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Don Young didn’t temper his notoriously abrasive personality for his young audience. Witnesses say Young, 81, acted in a disrespectful and sometimes offensive manner to some students, used profanity and started talking about bull sex when confronted with a question about same-sex marriage. “We really spend a lot of time at our school talking about how we treat each other,” Wasilla Principal Amy Spargo said Tuesday afternoon. “We just don’t talk to people that way.” More concerning, school officials say, Young made what they called hurtful and insensitive statements about...
  • Government waste includes Swedish massages for rabbits, monkey gambling lessons

    10/22/2014 7:39:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/22/2014 | Stephen Dinan
    More than a dozen lucky rabbits were given Swedish massages four times a day, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers, as part of a study to figure out whether massage can help recovery times after strenuous exercise — a practice Sen. Tom Coburn says makes a mockery of federal spending. The rabbit massages are one of the hundred wasteful products Mr. Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, identified in his latest edition of the Wastebook, an annual compendium of the ridiculous and outrageous items in government spending, which he is releasing on Wednesday. Other highlights included the National Science Foundation paying academics to teach...
  • Father Shoots and Kills Career Criminal in Gunfight During Home Invasion

    10/22/2014 7:37:17 AM PDT · by ExpatGator · 26 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | October 22, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    A Florida father had to use deadly force to defend himself and his 11 year old son from an early morning home invader this week. Just before 6:00am, Chris Bane heard glass breaking inside of his Sarasota home. He armed himself and went to investigate. According to My Fox Tampa Bay, “The burglar fired a shot and the homeowner returned fire, striking and killing the intruder,” said Wendy Rose, a spokesperson for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. “Apparently the homeowner has been the victim of burglary recently so he was on alert, he was on edge, and as soon as...
  • Petty Government Hacks In Norcross, GA Shake Down Their Screw-Up Victim For $300

    10/22/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    NewsRadio106.7 ^ | October 22, 2014 | Michael Graham
    Remember the woman who had her home sold out from underneath her by the inept hacks of Norcross, GA city government? The ones who received tax payments from her for three years, then seized her home without notice and sold it (also without notice) because they claimed they didn't know how to contact her. At her HOME. Where she LIVED? Yesterday city officials denied knowing anything about anything and suggested that, since the home had a new legal owner, there might not be anything they could do...except keep the money from the sale and throw this family out on the...
  • How Gun-Control Legislation Is Affecting This Election

    10/22/2014 7:34:23 AM PDT · by pabianice · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/22/14 | Miniter
    Many sheriffs in states that recently passed gun-control laws have signed letters saying they are opposed to the laws, saying the gun bans won’t make America safer. Some even say they won’t enforce these new laws. This has gotten some press. What hasn’t been reported is the very governors in New York, Connecticut and Maryland who signed those gun and magazine bans are also reluctant to enforce these laws. It seems they don’t want a political backlash. They don’t want journalists making martyrs out of otherwise law-abiding citizens who might be charged with felonies for doing what they’ve done all...
  • Senator Kay Hagan a no-show at debate

    10/22/2014 7:33:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    A debate in North Carolina that was supposed to feature incumbent Senator Kay Hagan and her Republican challenger state senator Thom Tillis ended up with Tillis sitting next to an empty chair because Hagan declined to participate. From Fox News: The program initially billed as a debate between Tillis and other candidates turned into a one-hour conversation with him and two reporters, as well as responses to emailed or recorded questions from the public. Hagan announced over the summer her decision not to participate, while Libertarian Sean Haugh didn't meet a 15 percent polling threshold to join Tillis. An empty...
  • Ebola is an Economic Catastrophe

    10/22/2014 7:31:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Everyone has it wrong. Americans are frightened to death of the medical implications of Ebola- as well they should be. I’ve never in my lifetime seen a disease that has infected and killed so many healthcare professionals.Unfortunately I might have also been the first American to experience damage from Ebola to my “personal economy” 2 weeks ago. As a branding expert, I speak at business conventions and conferences all over the world. I had already been booked for weeks as the keynote speaker for an event in Dallas in early November. Then came the announcement that Thomas Duncan was being...
  • ISIS’ Call For ‘Lone Wolf Attacks’ Hits Canada Where A Would-Be Jihadist Just Ran Down Two Soldiers

    10/22/2014 7:31:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | ‎10 ‎/‎22‎/‎ 2014‎ | Justen Charters
    ISIS’ call for “lone wolf attacks” has hit North America. The attack took place while two soldiers were standing in a parking lot in Montreal. One soldier was wearing his uniform. The man behind the wheel, 25-year-old Martin Roulea, intentionally hit the armed forces members and then attempted to make a getaway from police in pursuit. However, Roulea lost control of his getaway car during the chase and flipped. As Roulea made his exit from the vehicle, police exercised the use of deadly force. One of the soldiers Roulea hit didn’t survive. ... one thing is vividly clear: From the...
  • New York Times: Nation’s Confidence Ebbs at a Steady Drip

    10/22/2014 7:30:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/22/2014 | Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — In taking office during two overseas wars and the Great Recession, President Obama set out to restore society’s frayed faith in its public institutions, saying that the question was not whether government was too big or small, “but whether it works.” Six years later, Americans seem more dubious than ever that it really does. With every passing week or month, it seems, some government agency or another has had a misstep or has been caught up in scandals that have deeply eroded public confidence. The Internal Revenue Service targets political groups, the Border Patrol is overwhelmed by children...
  • New Information Released on Michael Brown Case [Autopsy Shows Hands NOT Up]

    10/22/2014 7:29:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    CBS ST LOUIS ^ | 10/20/14
    .... the official autopsy supports Ferguson officer Darren Wilson’s claim that Michael Brown struggled with him in his patrol vehicle, and that Brown did not have his hands up when he was shot Aug. 9.
  • Shots Fired Inside Canadian Parliament Building

    10/22/2014 7:26:18 AM PDT · by pabianice · 6 replies
    Fox News Channel | 10/22/14
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  • California Churches Fight Being Forced to Pay for Abortions

    10/22/2014 7:25:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/22/2014 | Alliance Defending Freedom | Sacramento, CA
    Life Legal Defense Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom filed a formal complaint Thursday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesover the California Department of Managed Health Care’s decision to force all employers, including churches, to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans. LLDF and ADF represent seven California churches that object to offering their employees insurance plans covering elective abortions and allege that DMHC’s coercion of abortion coverage violates federal law. Last month, LLDF and ADF filed a separate complaint with HHS on behalf of employees at Loyola Marymount University that also do not want a...
  • Woman is thrown out of Paris opera after cast refused to perform unless she removed Muslim veil

    10/22/2014 7:23:59 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20OCT2014 | Peter Allen
    France's Socialist government today pledged to toughen up its anti face-covering law after a veiled Muslim woman was ejected from a major Paris opera house. In an incident which has divided opinion in the city's liberal arts community, cast members performing La Traviata 'objected strongly' to the presence of a woman in the audience wearing a niqab-type veil. 'A singer spotted her in the front row during the second act,' said Jean-Philippe Thiellay, director of the Bastille Opera, which was opened by Socialist president Francois Mitterand in 1989.
  • WV Coal Mine Company Lays Off 130 Workers

    10/22/2014 7:23:38 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    WCHS.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | WCHS.com
    After warning in August that hundreds of miners could lose their jobs, Boone County-based Coal River Energy has laid off 130 mine workers. Coal River Energy spokesman James "Skeets" Loving confirmed the layoffs Tuesday. In August, the company warned that 280 mine workers could be out of jobs. Loving said the company laid off 130 employees on Oct. 11, while keeping 94 workers and finding other work for 56 others. The affected mining areas are located near the border of Boone and Kanawha counties. Some are underground and some are surface mines. The company pointed to poor coal markets and...
  • LOTS OF SOLAR FLARES (Today)

    10/22/2014 7:23:25 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 8 replies
    Spaceweather.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Spaceweather
    During the past 48 hours, monster sunspot AR2192 has unleashed seven M-class solar flares. The most powerful of the bunch (Oct 22nd at 0159 UT) was an M9-class eruption that almost crossed the threshold into X-territory. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash. UV radiation from the flare ionized Earth's upper atmosphere, causing a brief blackout of HF radio communications on the dayside of Earth (e.g., parts of Asia and Australia). In addition, the explosion might have hurled a CME into space. Confirmation awaits the arrival of coronagraph data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). Stay tuned...
  • FORGET GOLD: Here Are 11 Odd Items People Use To Store Their Wealth

    10/22/2014 7:23:19 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    BI ^ | 10-22-2014 | Akin Oyedele
    Akin Oyedele October 22, 2014"Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head." That's what Warren Buffett said back in 1998. Gold has long been considered a safe-haven investment. However, the price of gold has performed dismally in recent years. For those who don't trust the conventional financial markets, there are alternative more unorthodox ways to put away wealth. We put together a list of some...
  • If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa

    10/22/2014 7:22:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 10/22/2014 | Maria Cheng
    LONDON (AP) — A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month. The hardest-hit West African nations have been checking passengers since summer, but the new work is a reminder of how much easier it could be for the virus to travel outside the outbreak region if those measures weren't in place — and that screening can't catch every case. Since the Ebola outbreak was first identified in March,...
  • 2003 Flashback: Soldiers examined for possible exposure to chemical agents (Sarin, Tabun, Lewsite)

    10/22/2014 7:21:11 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Tom Lasseter
    SOUTH OF KARBALA, Iraq — Four soldiers from the 2nd brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, with red sores on their faces and hands, were sent by ambulance to a rear MASH unit Tuesday. They were told they would be examined for possible contact with nerve or blistering agents. Once at the 30th medical brigade's mobile hospital at the 101st's headquarters south of Karbala, the soldiers were isolated from other troops and photographed. A doctor at the MASH, Maj. David Wolken, interviewed each soldier and measured his pulse and heart rate in a tent with a dirt floor. One soldier...
  • Obama Tax Hikes Drive Federal Tax Revenue Above $3 Trillion for First Time Ever

    10/22/2014 7:14:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 10/22/2014 | Curtis Dubay
    The Treasury Department released this month figures showing that federal tax revenue exceeded $3 trillion in fiscal year 2014—the first time revenue surpassed that mark. Yet the deficit was still almost $500 billion. Clearly, the government continues to spend too much. We should tax enough to fund the legitimate functions of government, like national defense, homeland security, public health and others, but no more. The new record also shows us that, absent policy changes, the amount of revenue the government takes out of the private sector keeps getting bigger. Tax revenue grows as income grows, no matter what kind of...
  • It's War and Peace, Stupid

    10/22/2014 7:13:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | John Ransom
    If the polls are accurate, the United States can expect a much friendlier government in Kiev after the Ukraine parliamentary elections on October 26th. “Out will go the bodyguards and mistresses,” reports VOA News, “in are likely to come the street activists and war veterans: Ukraine's next parliament will be pro-Western and strongly nationalist, and it won't be to Russia's liking.” But that doesn’t mean much if the Obama administration won’t do anything to help Ukraine helps itself. But there is one compelling reason for pro-Western forces in Kiev to hope for a change of tone from Obama: Just a...
  • Shots fired on Parliament Hill, police respond: reports

    10/22/2014 7:13:50 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 4 replies
    CTV News ^ | October 22, 2014
    Breaking, headline only. Sources on Twitter reporting that a soldier was shot at the War Memorial.
  • Shooting on Canada's Parliament Hill

    10/22/2014 7:08:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 177 replies
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Kristinn
    Reports coming in from Canada of shooting at the Library of Parliament. One shooter reported captured. Unconfirmed reports of one dead. Police looking for more shooters, but not sure if more.