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  • Obama Urges ‘Moral Awakening,’ Says 'Ordinary People...Do Not Want More War'

    05/27/2016 11:44:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 27, 2016 | 6:12 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    After laying a wreath in memory of Hiroshima’s war dead on Friday, President Obama called for an end to war; the elimination of nuclear weapons; a recognition that “every life is precious”; and a “moral awakening” among all nations and peoples. “We must reimagine our connection to one another as members of one human race,” he said. Obama said the souls of 100,000 Japanese men, women and children killed in Hiroshima “speak to us.” […] “We can think of those things and know that those same precious moments happened here 71 years ago. Those who died — they are like...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton misstates key facts in email episode

    05/27/2016 11:33:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    AP ^ | May 27, 2016 | LISA LERER and CATHERINE LUCEY
    Over the months, Hillary Clinton misstated key facts about her use of private email and her own server for her work as secretary of state, the department's inspector general reported this week. According to the findings, she claimed approval she didn't have and declined to be interviewed for the report despite saying "I'm more than ready to talk to anybody anytime." Scrutiny of her unusual email practices appeared to be unwelcome, despite her contention those practices were well known and "fully above board." A look at some of Clinton's past claims about her unusual email set-up and how they compare...
  • Lebanese paper: Hezbollah is digging into Israel

    05/27/2016 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 5/27/2016, 7:50 AM | Shimon Cohen
    In an article published on Wednesday for the 16th anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon, the Lebanese paper Al-Safir detailed the deployment of the Hezbollah terrorist organization on the border — and revealed the Iran-proxy is digging tunnels into Israel. The article, which was translated and exposed by MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute), also discusses Hezbollah’s activities in Syria where it is propping up Bashar al-Assad’s regime, and it defined the Syrian front as a larger challenge than the fight with Israel, due to the terrorist group’s losses there and the damage to its operational abilities. The Lebanese...
  • Iowa Supreme Court bans life without parole for teen killers

    05/27/2016 11:13:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    AP ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ryan J. Foley
    A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday banned judges from imposing life prison sentences without the possibility of parole on juveniles convicted of first-degree murder. The court ruled 4-3 that the sentence amounts to cruel and unusual punishment under the Iowa Constitution. Even juveniles who commit the most heinous crimes should someday have the option of proving to the Iowa Board of Parole that they have been rehabilitated and are fit for release, Justice Brent Appel wrote for the majority.
  • Inside the only village in Europe where migrants are BANNED: Switzerland's super rich Oberwil ...

    05/27/2016 11:06:14 AM PDT · by Cecily · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 27, 2016 | Paul Thompson
    One of Europe’s wealthiest villages is refusing to accept any asylum seekers - and has instead voted to pay a fine of Ł200,000. Fears women and children could be at risk from sex attacks as well as the disruption to their peaceful way of life has led the super-rich of Switzerland’s alpine resort of Oberwil-Lieli to vote ‘no’ in a referendum to accept just ten migrants. The picturesque village, where 300 millionaires make up 2,200 population, they all used their financial muscle to reject a Government imposed quota.
  • Freep this concealed carry poll. (anti gunners winning)

    05/27/2016 10:54:04 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 15 replies
    Should the UA (University of Arkansas) system allow concealed-carry at it schools?
  • ASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET (A First Look at America’s Supergun)

    05/27/2016 10:28:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 27, 2016 | Julian E. Barnes
    DAHLGREN, Va.—A warning siren bellowed through the concrete bunker of a top-secret Naval facility where U.S. military engineers prepared to demonstrate a weapon for which there is little defense. Officials huddled at a video screen for a first look at a deadly new supergun that can fire a 25-pound projectile through seven steel plates and leave a 5-inch hole. The weapon is called a railgun and requires neither gunpowder nor explosive. It is powered by electromagnetic rails that accelerate a hardened projectile to staggering velocity—a battlefield meteorite with the power to one day transform military strategy, say supporters, and keep...
  • Spike in crime in Las Vegas spurs search for causes, cures

    05/27/2016 10:15:57 AM PDT · by mowowie · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 3:14 AM EDT | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- From shootings on the Strip to the killing of a liquor store clerk who couldn't open a safe to an April weekend that saw five slayings in separate cases, crime is spiking in the shadows in Las Vegas - and spurring questions about causes and cures. The local sheriff, police union officials and district attorney have various theories about what's behind the body count: 64 homicides by the end of April, compared with 29 killings after the first four months of 2015; 75 slayings as of Wednesday, compared with 45 by the same date last year.
  • Republican Party Boosts Spending In Battleground States To Avoid Mistakes Of 2012 Race

    05/27/2016 10:10:25 AM PDT · by russbart · 20 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | B. Christopher Agee
    As Donald Trump moved closer to amassing the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican presidential nomination, his polling numbers inched upward to put him neck-and-neck with likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Though a high percentage of voters in both parties continue to express negative feelings toward each candidate, the results of nationwide surveys indicate that — at least for now — Republicans seem to be unifying at a faster pace.
  • The man who seduced the 7th fleet: Fat Leonard's trail of corruption

    05/27/2016 10:01:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2016 | Craig Whitlock
    For months, a small team of U.S. Navy investigators and federal prosecutors secretly devised options for a high-stakes international manhunt. Could the target be snatched from his home base in Asia and rendered to the United States? Or held captive aboard an American warship? Making the challenge even tougher was the fact that the man was a master of espionage. His moles had burrowed deep into the Navy hierarchy to leak him a stream of military secrets, thwarting previous efforts to bring him to justice. The target was not a terrorist, nor a spy for a foreign power, nor the...
  • Rules Don't Apply to Queen Hillary

    05/27/2016 9:53:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The essential issues in Hillary Clinton's widening email scandal have always been her judgment and her imperious belief that the government's rules didn't apply to her. After multiple denials from Clinton that she did anything wrong, insisting she had broken no rules by using a private email system, the State Department's inspector general released a stinging report Thursday, criticizing her for using a high-risk, unsecured home-computer system to send emails that, we now know, contained classified information. In a lengthy report, the IG said that "beginning in late 2005 and continuing through 2011," the department had toughened its...
  • Welp… Hillary doesn’t know how to use a computer

    05/27/2016 9:44:45 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 62 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 05/27/2016 | Larry O'Connor
    As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton never used a password to protect her computer emails, and she was clueless about how regular emails work on a conventional computer, according to a deposition of a foreign service officer at the State Department. ------------------------------------------------ In a two-hour deposition with the conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch last week, Lewis Lukens also said he offered to set up a “stand-alone” computer for Clinton to check her personal email account, only to be told that she “does not know how to use a computer to do email.” ------------------------------------------------ “The crux of the issue was...
  • Bill Nye the Scientism Guy

    05/27/2016 9:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Willie Soon
    Co-Authored by István MarkóTrue science requires that data, observations and other evidence support a hypothesis – and that it can withstand withering analysis and criticism – or the hypothesis is wrong.That’s why Albert Einstein once joked, “If the facts don’t fit your theory, change the facts.” When informed that scientists who rejected his theory of relativity had published a pamphlet, 100 authors against Einstein, he replied: “Why 100? If I were wrong, one would be enough.”In the realm of climate scientism, the rule seems to be: If the facts don’t support your argument, talk louder, twist the facts, and insult your...
  • Population to surge will ‘change the face of England forever'

    05/27/2016 9:26:36 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 38 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 26 May 2016 | John Bingham and
    The population of England is set surge by more than four million in the next decade as parts of the south prepare to see the number of inhabitants swell by up to a quarter, official projections show. New estimates, drawn up to help councils and the NHS plan ahead, expose the full impact of years of mass immigration on top of a revolution in life expectancy. Immigration is set to account for almost half of the expected population expansion, which would also official rank London as one of the world’s megacities – passing the 10 million mark - for the...
  • Rape Culture Goes Potty

    05/27/2016 9:25:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    Marshall University, like many other universities, takes "rape culture" seriously. What is rape culture? According to Marshall University on its website, "Rape Culture is an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture. Rape culture is perpetuated through the use of misogynistic language, the objectification of women's bodies, and the glamorization of sexual violence, thereby creating a society that disregards women's rights and safety." The editors of the leftwing Nation magazine declared "Rape culture exists because we don't believe it does." The Atlantic chronicled "Rape...
  • 10 Japanese Atrocities From World War II

    05/27/2016 9:12:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    listverse.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | staff
    The Rape of Nanking and the evil human experiments done by Unit 731 usually come to mind when we think of Japanese war crimes. Unfortunately, those awful incidents weren’t isolated cases. Fueled by racism, fanaticism, and finally desperation as their defeat seemed inevitable, the Japanese in World War II perpetrated several acts on par with Nazi war crimes. 10Laha Airfield MassacreFebruary 1942 This ghoulish event, which killed more than 300 Australian and Dutch POWs, followed the Japanese capture of the Indonesian island of Ambon. Allegedly as an act of reprisal after the Allies destroyed one of their minesweepers, the Japanese...
  • Hard Times And False Narratives

    05/27/2016 9:10:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Contra Corner ^ | 26 May 2016 | Jim Quinn
    The mainstream media mouthpieces for the establishment peddle false narratives, disingenuous storylines, and outright propaganda to keep the ignorant masses confused, oblivious to reality, misinformed, and passively submissive to the opinions of highly paid “experts” and captured fiscal authorities. The existing social order likes things just as they are. They reap ill-gotten riches, wield unchecked power, and control the minds of the masses. They are the invisible government consciously manipulating the minds, habits and opinions of the multitudes in order to dominate society, control the levers of government, and accumulate obscene levels of wealth through manipulation of the currency and...
  • The stunning way a Catholic cardinal marked the deaths of refugees in the Mediterranean

    05/27/2016 9:08:45 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Rick Noack
    Someone who lets people drown in the Mediterranean also drowns God — every day, thousands of times." The archbishop of the city of Cologne, Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, found these striking words on Thursday to condemn Europe's increasingly tough attitude toward refugees. He spoke during a special church service, which took place in one of the German city's main squares. Woelki also used a seven-meter-long former refugee boat as his altar for the service to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. The boat had previously been recovered by the Maltese military during a search-and-rescue operation. The cardinal emphasized the significance...
  • Living near a landfill could damage your health

    05/27/2016 8:59:03 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | 24 May 2016
    According to research published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology, health is at risk for those who live within five kilometres of a landfill site. Researchers in Italy evaluated the potential health effects of living near nine different landfills in the Lazio region, and therefore being exposed to air pollutants emitted by the waste treatment plants. 242,409 people were enrolled in the cohort from 1996 to 2008. The results showed a strong association between Hydrogen Sulphide (used as a surrogate for all pollutants co-emitted from the landfills) and deaths caused by lung cancer, as well as deaths and hospitalizations...
  • Across the 'valley of death': How the wind industry will cope without tax credits

    05/27/2016 8:53:40 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Utility Dive ^ | 25 May 2016 | Herman K. Trabish
    y all conventional measures, 2016 is a good time to be a wind developer. Wind provided a record 4.7% of U.S. electricity last year and accounted for 41% of all generation capacity additions — well outpacing solar and natural gas, which each accounted for about 28%. That growth is expected to continue after the five-year extension of vital federal tax credits at the end of 2015. But as they phase out in the coming years, the extensions now appear to lead to unforeseen trouble. “The PTC has helped wind get to its current position, but a day of reckoning is...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos to DePaul University: Give Me My Money Back

    05/27/2016 8:51:51 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 34 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tom Teodorczuk
    Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopolous wants DePaul University to refund his security costs after his event last night was shut down by anti-Trump activists supporting Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders... Before the event DePaul asked Milo him to pay $1,000 for security costs—only, he points out, to then fail to intervene when his tormentors stormed the stage... “What I’m surprised by is that the security, which I paid a thousand dollars for otherwise they threatened they would cancel [the event], refused to remove somebody from the stage who threatened to hit me. It’s so shocking,
  • Fort brush fire contained, 1,400 acres burned

    05/27/2016 8:50:13 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A brush fire scorched more than a thousand acres and threatened homes on Fort Huachuca after burning throughout the day and into the evening Wednesday, leading to some residents being notified to be prepared for a possible evacuation, though one was never ordered. The fire was first reported at Range 10 shortly before 10:50 a.m. and is believed to have been started during training. “There was a military unit conducting weapons qualifications on the range,” said Angela Camara, public affairs office for Fort Huachuca. The fire soon spread toward Garden Canyon Road, leading to its closure, while...
  • Payments Plunge on Largest U.S. Grid, Threatening Closures

    05/27/2016 8:48:04 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
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  • 3,000 French Gas Stations Out of Fuel

    05/27/2016 8:44:54 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    NACS ^ | 26 May 2016
    An oil strike has forced around a fourth of the country’s stations to close because of lack of gasoline. ___ Some 3,000 gasoline stations in France—around a fourth of the country’s stations—have had to close because an oil strike has shut off their fuel supply, Telesur reports. For the first time in more than five years, France is dipping into its strategic oil reserves, while unions block refineries. Those stations lucky enough to have fuel are under government orders to restrict the sale of diesel or gasoline to around $30 per customer. Unions are picketing French refineries in protest against...
  • Black Lives Matter’s LGBTQ Agenda

    05/27/2016 8:44:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 27, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    While the media cover Black Lives Matter's complaints of racism and police brutality, they largely underreport the movement's campaign to normalize all permutations of sexual proclivity. The "Guiding Principles" on blacklivesmatter.com clearly delineate the group’s pro-LGBTQ agenda. “Black Lives Matter is a radical social intervention,” their web site proclaims. Black Lives Matter is "Queer Affirming:" "When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking or, rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual unless s/he or they disclose otherwise." Another principle defines the group as "Transgender Affirming …...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's sledgehammer fix to California's housing crisis

    05/27/2016 8:40:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Gov. Jerry Brown’s solution to California’s affordable housing crisis is to build, build, build, and not let local politics get in the way. Earlier this month, the governor introduced a bill under which proposed urban housing developments that meet local zoning requirements and reserve some portion of their units for low-income residents would be exempted from any additional environmental or local government review. The governor’s theory is that neighborhood opponents and other parochial interests have consistently blocked or downsized badly needed development projects, leading to a housing crisis in which California's major cities are increasingly unaffordable for most of its...
  • Ceremony honors fallen Signal Corps soldier

    05/27/2016 8:39:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    FORT HUACHUCA — “We will never forget,” Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., told an audience of soldiers and civilians attending the annual Signal Cove of Remembrance observance Thursday morning at the Network Enterprise Technology Command on Fort Huachuca. It was the first time in the eight years since the cove was established that the annual ceremony did not add the name of another fallen soldier to the memorial, which is located just inside Greely Hall at the entrance to NETCOM. “Today’s ceremony is a time for all of us to remember the 101 signal soldiers and civilians who sacrificed...
  • Is this Aristotle's Tomb?

    05/27/2016 8:35:19 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/2716 | Blanca Britton
    A Greek archaeologist believes he has discovered the tomb of Aristotle. Konstantinos Sismanidis, who has been painstakingly excavating the ruins of Stagira since 1990, told CNN his team has very strong evidence the 2,400-year-old tomb belongs to the great philosopher. Sismanidis said the structure, about 40 miles east of Thessaloniki, was built to honor Aristotle's death in 322 B.C.
  • Obama dodges question on Clinton's emails, paid speeches

    05/27/2016 8:30:37 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 13 replies
    The Hill via Yahoo ^ | 5/26 | Mark Hensch
    President Obama dodged a question about Hillary Clinton's email controversy and her paid speeches to Wall Street on Thursday. At the end of a press conference in Ise Shima, Japan, on Thursday, Obama told reporters that "as a special bonus, I’m going to take one more question, go ahead." A reporter than asked Obama about a State Department inspector general report released Wednesday that said Clinton and her aides didn't comply with agency records-keeping policies. “Just yesterday we saw the State Department’s inspector general put out a report about Secretary Clinton’s emails. It basically undermines some of what she’s said...
  • Yeah, dead people are so voting in California

    05/27/2016 8:29:02 AM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    True The Vote ^ | 05/27/2016 | TrueTheVote Staff
    Despite years of progressive claims to the contrary, it has yet again proven true that bad voter data leads to outright voter fraud. It can happen anywhere. This week, the country saw blatant examples of how it is still occurring in southern California. True the Vote stepped in to remind Californians where the root cause lies: [Video at source] This is just the tip of the iceberg. At the moment, similar research is being performed in Florida, Pennsylvania, California and Oregon. Stay tuned…
  • PHOTO-VIDEO=> Protesters Attack Police on Horseback – Knock Down Horse in New Mexico

    05/27/2016 8:27:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 25 May 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Violent protesters threw rocks and bottles at police horses outside the Trump rally in New Mexico on Tuesday. Mounted riot police approach the crowds as protesters were cornered and rounded up during the highly-charged confrontation. (Daily Mail) The protesters threw rocks and bottles at the police on horseback.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show "Open Line Fridays"M-F 12NOONPM-3PM WOR AM May 27-30,2016

    05/27/2016 8:22:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
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  • Dark Money in Science

    05/27/2016 8:20:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 27, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Just a few months ago, mothers in Flint, Michigan prohibited their kids from taking baths after actor Mark Ruffalo claimed the city's water contained dangerous levels of chloroform. Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards, who initially blew the whistle on the Flint water lead-poisoning, compared the incident to "someone shouting fire in a crowded movie theater." "Mr. Ruffalo became an opportunist, a pseudo-scientist, and he started telling people outrageous things," said Marc Edwards. "He claimed that you could breathe lead through the water in the showers… and that they found dangerous chemicals in Flint water heaters." Although at first the Professor...
  • France Socialist Trade Unions Refusing to Reform – Civil Unrest Erupting

    05/27/2016 8:13:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 26 May 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    Our sources in France are unanimously warning that a major socialist union uprising is building in France and could erupt rapidly. The unions in France are notorious for being the most socialist, highly Marxist, in the entire world. To get their demands, they will go anything. They even kidnapped the head of Goodyear until he yielded to their demands. They act more like Stalinist rebels who ignore laws and it is always just about them. Employers are evil capitalists in their book. This time the uprising is building over proposed labor regulation reform supported by Hollande, who is a socialist...
  • Todd to Hillary: This IG report contradicts your previous statements, doesn’t it?

    05/27/2016 8:07:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Hillary Clinton spent yesterday doing damage control after the release of the Inspector General report on her use of a secret e-mail server exposed her continuous stream of lies over the last 15 months on the topic. As part of that effort, Hillary called into Meet the Press Daily, where Chuck Todd took a skeptical view of the spin coming from Team Hillary, as Leah Barkoukis notes at Townhall. Todd zeroed in on one statement from the IG report in which Hillary refused to use an official State Department e-mail. Until yesterday, Hillary claimed she wanted one system for “convenience,”...
  • A Spirit Of Violence And Civil Unrest Is Rising In America

    05/27/2016 8:07:00 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 38 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 25 May 2016 | Michael Snyder
    It was only a matter of time before our deeply divided nation was going to start coming apart at the seams. Waves of anger, frustration, violence and civil unrest are starting to sweep across the United States, and political rallies for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have become a focal point for releasing some of that energy. The angry mob that threw rocks, bottles and burning T-shirts at police and Donald Trump supporters on Tuesday night wanted to get the attention of the national media, and they got it in droves. Millions upon millions of our young people have fully...
  • Secret Text in Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access to Email Records

    05/27/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by disclaimer · 6 replies
    The Intercept ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jenna McLaughlin
    A provision snuck into the still-secret text of the Senate’s annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability to demand individuals’ email data and possibly web-surfing history from their service providers without a warrant and in complete secrecy.. . . It’s unclear how or when the provision was added, although Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., — the committee’s chairman — and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., have both offered bills in the past that would address what the FBI calls a gap and privacy advocates consider a serious threat to civil liberties.
  • McDonald’s Closes Headquarters Again As Workers Protest Wages At Annual Meeting

    05/27/2016 8:02:34 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    McDonald's Corp. temporarily closed its headquarters for the third year in a row Wednesday as wage protests targeted the giant fast-food chain's annual meeting. McDonald's has encouraged headquarters employees to work from home this week, spokeswoman Lisa McComb said in an email. The company will host the annual shareholder meeting at its campus in Oak Brook, Illinois, on Thursday, with security personnel in attendance as usual, McComb said. Workers from McDonald's and other restaurant chains are pushing for $15 hourly wages and the right to form a union. Last week, the union-backed Fight for $15 campaign said this year's protest...
  • Obama At Hiroshima: Every Religion Claims "License To Kill"

    05/27/2016 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama delivered a pious anti-war address in Hiroshima highlighting “humanity’s core contradiction” of war, lamenting that humanity tried to justify war because of religion. “How easily we learn to justify violence in the name of some higher cause,” he said. “Every great religion promises a pathway to love and peace and righteousness, and yet no religion has been spared from believers that have claimed their faith has a license to kill.”
  • 'Rebel' general nears capital, Libyan oil fate up in the air

    05/27/2016 7:58:43 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | 26 May 2016 | James Burgess
    The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by a rogue general coming from the country's east, is reportedly marching towards the capital, Tripoli, with an eye to 'liberating' it from the hands of the emerging Government of National Accord (GNA), according to local media reports. The LNA, and General Khalifa Haftar were said by late last night to be only 10 kilometers outside of Tripoli, with eastern officials warning that they would make their move soon, the Libya Herald reported.
  • White People vs. White Privilege

    05/27/2016 7:58:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 27, 2016 | Alex Wagner
    n Tuesday, a judge in Pennsylvania ordered Bill Cosby to proceed to criminal trial on three counts of felony indecent assault. Cosby’s fall from grace has been precipitous, but the charges against him have been rumored for decades. The person most widely credited for the starting this latest—and most damning—round of speculation is the comedian Hannibal Burress, who is black. As part of a standup routine in 2014, Burress called Cosby a rapist, and set into motion a maelstrom that ultimately resulted in 58 women coming forward to claim they were raped, drugged, or sexually harassed by Cosby. (Cosby has...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Legacy of Terror——–Kosovo Is A Mafia State And Jihadi Haven

    05/27/2016 7:54:53 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Contra Corner ^ | 25 May 2016 | Justin Raimondo
    Kosovo is Clinton Country: a 10-foot-high statue of Bill overlooks “Bill Clinton Boulevard” in the capital city of Pristina. Hillary is also memorialized in what has become the crime capital of Europe: right off the street named for her husband is a store named “Hillary,” featuring women’s clothing modeled after the putative Democratic party nominee for President. Pantsuits figure prominently. As Vice puts it: “While former President Bill Clinton has had a boulevard named after him, it’s without a doubt that his wife’s the real star out here.” Why is that? As Gail Sheehy pointed out in her biography of...
  • Yet another green fail imperils California half-fast ‘bullet’ train

    05/27/2016 7:53:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Jerry Brown’s dream of constructing a high speed rail line connecting the Bay Area with Southern California suffered a major setback this week, but rest assured every effort is being made to spend enough money quickly enough to make pulling the plug seem unreasonable. Construction costs of the project have escalated so rapidly since the times state voters narrowly approved a bond issue that instead of constructing new tracks in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, the trains will share existing tracks with conventional freight and commuter trains, drastically increasing travel time, and making the trains half-fast at best. But...
  • Why you should be impressed by Trump's win

    05/27/2016 7:52:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 27 May 2016 | W. James Antle III
    Let's give credit where it's due. When Donald Trump took his famous escalator ride nearly a year ago, few people outside Trump Tower thought he could win the Republican presidential nomination. Now he has secured the majority of delegates. Before the Republican National Convention. Before the June 7 primaries, including New Jersey and California. Before receiving House Speaker Paul Ryan's endorsement. Before Hillary Clinton. Trump did this without a pollster. Without a campaign staff of even 100 people. Without moderating his rhetoric. Without acting presidential. Without the support of either the party establishment or the conservative movement. The billionaire was...
  • US Government Quietly Cuts Historical Capex Data By Billions Of Dollars

    05/27/2016 7:46:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 26 May 2016 | Tyler Durden
    ... the Department of Commerce decided to quietly revise all the core data going back all the way back to 2014. In doing so it stripped away about 4% from the nominal dollar amount in Durable Goods ex-transports, where the March print was slashed from $154.7 Billion to $148.3 Billion... ... and, worse, the government just confirmed what many had said for years, namely that capex spending had been far lower than reported all along when it revised the capital goods orders nondefense ex-aircraft series lower by a whopping 6%, taking down the March print from $66.9 billion to only...
  • One-Third of ‘Pro-Choice’ Women Turn Against Abortion After Viewing Video of Procedure

    05/27/2016 7:44:07 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 May 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A survey shows that a four-minute medical animation video of what happens during an abortion leads over a third of “pro-choice” women to view abortion “less favorably.” Pro-life organization Live Action’s “man-on-the-street” video below shows people watching a medical animation video of a Dilatation & Evacuation surgical Abortion Procedures video, narrated by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino. During this second trimester abortion procedure, the abortionist uses instruments to tear the baby’s arms, legs, and body organs, and crush his or her head prior to extracting the baby’s remains from the uterus. Live Action used independent polling company Survey Monkey to...
  • Senate Votes to End a Textbook Crony Program

    05/27/2016 7:38:05 AM PDT · by milton23 · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/26/16 | Daren Bakst
    On Wednesday, the Senate passed a joint resolution that will effectively put an end to one of the most egregious programs that exists today: the U.S. Department of Agriculture catfish inspection program. It’s actually disappointing that the vote was as close as it was—55-43. It may sound a bit silly, admittedly, but this program created in the 2008 farm bill is a classic example of legislators pushing a program for the benefit of a very narrow special interest without regard for the harm to taxpayers, consumers, and other industries.
  • Battle Over LGBT Amendment Threatens to Stall Entire Appropriations Process

    05/27/2016 7:37:57 AM PDT · by milton23 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/26/16 | Philip Wegmann
    An LGBT measure derailed a $37.5 billion House energy and water spending bill and now threatens to bring the entire appropriations process to a grinding halt in the House. The amendment from Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., would codify a 2014 executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Opponents characterize the Maloney amendment as a violation of conscience rights. They fear that the failed amendment could require federal contractors to provide special status to members of the LGBT community or lose their business with the federal government. With the support of...
  • (Look at Republican) Support (for) Obama’s War on Suburbs

    05/27/2016 7:37:48 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    CR Conservative Review ^ | 5/19/2016 | CR Staff
    Vote Description This vote was a procedural vote to kill an amendment offered by Senator Lee that would have defunded implementation of a Department of Housing and Urban Development rule that basically federalizes zoning laws and encourages the forced economic diversification of neighborhoods. Rhetorically speaking this rule is a war on the suburbs as it uses the power of federal government to centrally plan out neighborhoods. The rule is a massive power grab by progressive bureaucrats to allow them to conduct large scale social experiments with real neighborhoods by forcing the collection of data that will be used to evaluate...
  • Congress Must Censure President Obama over Hiroshima Speech

    05/27/2016 7:32:28 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama told the world on Friday in Hiroshima that the American decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan in 1945 arose from humanity’s worst instincts, including “nationalist fervor or religious zeal.” The war that ended in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he said, “grew out of the same base instinct for domination or conquest that had caused conflicts among the simplest tribes, an old pattern amplified by new capabilities and without new constraints.” The speech — delivered on the eve of Memorial Day weekend — was billed by the White House as anything but an apology, but Obama’s words betrayed...