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  • Singapore to cane and jail two Germans for vandalism (Singapore Tough Love Alert)

    03/05/2015 12:52:29 AM PST · by goldstategop
    BBC News ^ | 03/05/2015 | BBC News
    Two German men have been sentenced to three strokes of a cane and nine months in jail in Singapore for vandalism and trespassing. Andreas Von Knorre and Elton Hinz pleaded guilty to entering a train depot and spraying graffiti on a train. Singapore has strict laws on vandalism, and has caned and jailed foreigners in the past for the offence. These include a Swiss national in 2010 and US teenager Michael Fay whose 1994 caning sparked global controversy. Von Knorre, 22, and Hinz, 21, had flown into Singapore from Australia in November last year and vandalised a train during their...
  • It’s Not Just Hillary: Scott Walker’s Email Controversy [Will the Daily Beast print the truth?]

    03/05/2015 12:20:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 4, 2015 | Lloyd Green
    ".............It would behoove both Clinton and Walker to take a page out of Jeb Bush’s playbook, like yesterday, and start disclosing stuff right now. Otherwise, rest assured, Clinton and Walker will be subjected to an endless drip of stories, and a cloud of suspicion. As the lone Democrat who is up and running, and Clinton being Clinton, she can delude herself into thinking that she has time. As for Walker, tomorrow is already here."
  • Europe considers new proposals to create tiered internet service

    03/05/2015 12:03:10 AM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    The Verge ^ | March 4, 2015 | James Vincent
    Just one week after the American government voted to enforce net neutrality, the European Union is considering plans allowing the opposite: permitting internet providers to create a tiered internet service with paid fast lanes. A proposal put forward by Latvia would reportedly allow telecoms companies to "enter into agreements" with companies and individuals to provide faster internet speeds — so long as these deals do not impair other users' connections. The plans are currently being voted on by representatives from the 28 EU member states and, if they are passed, will then be debated by the European Commission and the...
  • WITNESSES TO MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING FEARED CONTRADICTING ‘HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT’ NARRATIVE

    03/04/2015 10:59:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    According to an 86-page report issued by the Department of Justice, six of the most credible witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown were afraid to give testimony in support of Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson, because they knew it would undercut the “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative being advanced by their neighbors and, eventually, by the media. Several expressed concern for their safety should they choose to contradict that narrative publicly. As one witness noted, there were signs in the neighborhood reading “snitches get stitches.” The fear experienced by witnesses to the incident is a constant refrain in...
  • Report: Iran’s Supreme Leader Hospitalized in Critical Condition

    03/04/2015 10:48:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 3/5/2015, 7:27 AM | Ari Yashar
    Just in time for Purim, the Jewish holiday celebrating the redemption of the Jewish people from plots of genocide in ancient Persia, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition on Wednesday. According to Arab media reports cited by Israel Hayom, Khamenei was urgently brought to a hospital in Tehran after several of his bodily systems had already failed. The reports add that the 76-year-old supreme leader of the Islamic regime has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition. Recently it has been reported that he was suffering from prostate cancer which had spread to additional...
  • Family Court Exploited in Immigration Cases in Queens, Insiders Charge (NYC)

    03/04/2015 10:41:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    WNBC, Channel 4, New York ^ | Updated at 7:07 PM EST on Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 | Melissa Russo, Evan Stulberger and Fred Mamoun
    A federal law intended to protect abused child victims of sex trafficking is being exploited as a shortcut to legal immigration status, Queens Family Court insiders charge. Court insiders tell the I-Team that over the last year, hundreds of young men from the same part of India are all telling similar stories in order to get special access to green cards. Judges say they have no way of verifying their tales. “In my opinion, the process is faulty,” said Queens Family Court Judge John Hunt. Hunt tells the I-Team it is virtually impossible to verify the facts needed to know...
  • DFU: Hitler Rants about Hillary's Email

    03/04/2015 10:22:08 PM PST · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    Hitler has really had it this time. I think his correspondence with Hillary is over. HITLER RANTS ABOUT HILLARY'S EMAIL
  • BREAKING: Ferguson Cops Reply To Eric Holder’s #FergusonReport

    03/04/2015 10:11:48 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 11 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 03-04-2015 | Charles C, Johnson
    Former cop Dan Jackson, brother of Ferguson chief of police Tom Jackson, has replied to Eric Holder’s press report on Ferguson. Jackson sent the following via text at approximately 5 PM Missouri time.
  • Firing back: Shootout over ammo ban gets serious

    03/04/2015 9:59:56 PM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | March 04, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Major effort to 'stop the administration's executive overreach again' The AR-15 rifle is one of the most popular firearms in the U.S. for target shooting and hunting. President Obama’s drive to ban a popular form of ammunition used in the AR-15 and other rifles is drawing new fire from conservative groups representing gun owners as well as members of Congress. A lawsuit has been threatened by the Second Amendment Foundation, which says the ploy is a backdoor attempt to do what the administration has failed to do through legislation — ban the AR-15. But the battle is heating up on...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Hillary's Personal Email Use Part of Pattern

    03/04/2015 9:51:18 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04 Mar 2015 | Sean Piccoli
    We know that under this administration, high-ranking officials in various federal agencies have claimed that they didn't understand — or had reasons not to follow — federal law that requires certain sorts of record retention," including for official email correspondence, said Attkisson, "This has happened, I believe, at the IRS, with HHS," she said, citing the agencies accused, respectively, of targeting politically conservative PACs ... Attkisson, an independent journalist formerly with CBS News, said that while working on a story about the ACA's online insurance marketplace, HealthCare.gov, she has learned that one official "was specifically told, 'Don't email things; we...
  • How One Man Wants to Free North Korea With USB Drives and Pirated Movies

    North Korea is a quietly desolate otherworld, at least as far as we outsiders can tell from the bits and pieces of untouched, unpropagandized media that occasionally leak out. The key to freeing it? It could be sneaking American media in. Wired talked to one of the men who does it, and his story is fascinating.
  • New Orleans Archbishop: Xavier University Made Bad Decision On 2015 Graduation Speakers

    03/04/2015 9:47:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    SunTimes ^ | March 04, 2015
    New Orleans Archbishop: Xavier University Made Bad Decision On 2015 Graduation Speakers 03/04/2015 SunTimes Network Xavier University plans to award honorary degrees to “some” of the four speakers who are scheduled for its graduation ceremonies this spring and Roman Catholic Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans is not happy about it. It was not stated which speaker upset the Archbishop, but the four scheduled to speak are former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corp. of New Orleans. Nola.com pointed out Landrieu, Holder and Johnson...
  • How American Homeschoolers Measure Up

    03/04/2015 9:41:27 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    Source: TopMastersInEducation.com
  • Russian Fighter Jets Practice Attacking NATO Ships

    03/04/2015 9:33:31 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 2015-03-04 | Chris
    Tensions over Ukraine continue to build despite ceasefire. Russian fighter jets are practicing attacking NATO ships in the Black Sea in another dramatic sign that tensions over Ukraine continue to build despite a fragile ceasefire agreed last month. “Russia’s newest Su-30 fighter jets and Su-24 attack bombers are using two NATO ships in the Black Sea to practice penetrating anti-air systems,” reports Sputnik, citing a source at the Sevastopol naval base. Asserting that the NATO ships are conducting drills based around “repelling air attacks,” Moscow is taking the opportunity to practice “maneuvering and conducting aerial reconnaissance” outside the range of...
  • Former Clinton Spokesman Denies Using Private Email Account

    03/04/2015 9:28:12 PM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 4, 2015 | CJ Ciaramella
    A former State Department spokesman for Hillary Clinton denied using a private email address to conduct official government business in a lengthy email barrage that began Tuesday night and continued Wednesday. *SNIP* Clinton has been embroiled in a public records controversy since Monday, when the New York Times reported that she exclusively used a private email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department, a possible violation of federal records law and clearly at odds President Obama’s much-touted transparency directives.
  • Lincoln’s Best Speech: A Sesquicentennial

    03/04/2015 9:24:56 PM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    ThePublicDiscourse.com ^ | 3/4/2015 | Matthew S. Holland
    “With malice toward none; with charity for all…” It was a civic gesture as unexpected then as it is needed now. One hundred and fifty years ago today, Abraham Lincoln stood on the eastern portico of the U.S. Capitol and delivered a few words—703, to be precise—at his Second Inaugural. The speech remains the most celebrated inaugural address in our history. Fredrick Douglass, not always an admirer of Lincoln, called it a “sacred effort.” Lincoln himself acknowledged it was filled with “lots of wisdom” and predicted it would “wear as well as—perhaps even better than—any thing I have produced.” From...
  • Visalia cop’s gun goes off at home, hits family member

    03/04/2015 9:23:17 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | Lewis Grizwold
    VISALIA — The personal handgun of an off-duty police officer accidentally discharged at her home and hit a family member, Visalia police said Wednesday. The unusual incident happened about 10:07 p.m. Monday. The adult family member, a female, suffered wounds that were not life-threatening wounds and had to be hospitalized, but was alert and conscious throughout the ordeal, police said. Her name and how she is related to the officer were not released to protect her privacy, police said. Patrol officer Amerie Norman was at home and a personal handgun was out when the gun accidentally discharged for reasons that...
  • New Group Wants To Put Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger on the $20 Bill

    03/04/2015 9:14:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | March 3, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    A new advocacy group wants to see President Andrew Jackson ride off into the sunset. It aims to replace his face on the $20 bill with the portrait of a woman. Among the 15 choices offered by the group: Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. The campaign was started by Barbara Ortiz Howard, who, according to the website, wants to “literally raise the profile of a woman in a male-dominated field.” Below is the full list of proposed candidates.
  • Gunman kills veteran police detective in Fulton County, GA (Article and Video)

    03/04/2015 9:13:55 PM PST · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 4, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    A gunman ambushed cops and killed a veteran detective early Wednesday during a door-to-door shooting spree in an Atlanta-area suburb, police said. Det. Terence Avery Green, a 22-year veteran Fulton County officer, died in a shootout with the suspect, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Police said the suspect was possibly drunk when he started terrorizing the Cedar Grove neighborhood near Fairburn, Ga., early Wednesday. He carried a long barrel gun and banged on doors. Then, he fired into some of the homes, police said. Fulton County cops responded to the scene around 1:30 a.m., and the man opened fire on...
  • Hillary Clinton Posts Statement on Emails

    03/04/2015 8:55:03 PM PST · by kristinn · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11:35 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Hillary Clinton
    I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.
  • Iran Foreign Minister: We Believe We Are 'Very Close' to Nuke Deal

    03/04/2015 8:37:17 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    NBCNews ^ | March 04, 2015
    Iran Foreign Minister: We Believe We Are 'Very Close' to Nuke Deal GENEVA — Iran has no intention of building a nuclear weapon, and the sooner the world recognizes that, the sooner there will be a deal aimed at curbing its nuclear capabilities in exchange for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told NBC News. "Iran is not about building nuclear weapons," Zarif said in an exclusive interview with Ann Curry Wednesday. "We don't want to build nuclear weapons, we don't believe nuclear weapons bring security to anybody, certainly not to us." Zarif said his...
  • The worst MN gun control bill we've seen in years!

    03/04/2015 8:03:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    GOCRA email ^ | 3-4-15 | andrew rothman
    This week, Rep. Dan Schoen and Sen. Ron Latz introduced...well, we call it the Sign Away Your Rights & Rat Out Your Family Act. The Bloomberg bill, HF1361/SF1289, starts with the assumption that every gun owner is a ticking time bomb. The bill would encourage doctors to trick you into giving up your gun rights, and encourage your most anti-gun family member to petition a court to take away your Second Amendment rights. Grief isn't a crimeTricks and kicks gun owners when they're down. Everyone has moments in life where things seem hopeless. A death in the family, a job...
  • Cocaine, sex charges filed against Calif. teachers who took 5 male students on ‘camping’ trip

    03/04/2015 7:52:13 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 3, 2015 | Deborah Hastings
    Two California teachers who were already in hot water are now in worse trouble after authorities said the women plied male students with cocaine and had illegal sex with one boy during a supposed camping trip. Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, have been charged with unlawful sexual intercourse and giving controlled substances to minors. The pair also gave alcohol to the minors during a two-day camping trip in December, according to a statement from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
  • Top Obama Adviser's Link To Communism [David Axelrod]

    03/04/2015 7:49:03 PM PST · by justiceseeker93 · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    David Axelrod, President Obama’s former longtime senior strategist, has been caught minimizing his father’s participation with the Communist Party USA. Further, there is evidence Axelrod himself was mentored early on by communist activists. In his book “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” released two weeks ago, Axelrod makes light of the communist affiliation of his father, Ukrainian immigrant Joseph Axelrod.
  • Norway Just Deported 824 Muslims, Every American Needs To See What Happened Next

    03/04/2015 7:41:38 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    Q Political ^ | February 27, 2015
    Norway recently made the controversial decision to deport a large amount of Muslims with ties to radical groups.
  • The Really Private Phone is Coming At Last

    03/04/2015 7:39:23 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 12 replies
    armstrongeconomics ^ | March 4, 2015 | Martin Armstrong
    The American firm Silent Circle has made its debute of a new phone which is its second highly encrypted handset to come to the market.The BlackPhone 2 is able to place calls, send text messages, and store contacts with complete privacy free of government snooping. This is becoming critical for it is not terrorists they are really after, it is loose change. They will now revoke your passport if they even THINK you have money they are entitled to. The handset, due to be released later this year alongside a larger BlackPhone+ model, can also override data demands from third-party...
  • Scientists discover a hormone that gives you the same benefits as exercise without breaking a sweat

    03/04/2015 7:16:26 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2015 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    If the thought of running on a treadmill makes you shudder, then you may soon have an excuse to avoid it altogether. US researchers claim they have found a hormone that mimics the effects of exercise, allowing people to lose weight and regulate their blood sugar. The hormone, dubbed MOTS-c, has been proven to work in mice and clinical trials on humans could begin in three years. The discovery of MOTS-c - a molecule that acts as a signal for the body - was made by scientists at the University of Southern California. MOTS-c works by increasing insulin sensitivity, allowing...
  • Regime to Justice Roberts: Catastrophe If You Rule Against Obamacare

    03/04/2015 6:31:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's how the Regime's doing it. The Regime and the Drive-Bys are trying to intimidate the court, trying to influence the court, trying to shape the court. Josh Earnest, press briefing at the White House today. A reporter said, "One of the justices this morning suggested the court could give states time to prepare for the impact if it decided to rule against the government in this case. I'm just wondering if you have any response to that, Josh. Would that be feasible? Just wait 'til next year for a decision like that to take effect?" EARNEST: It's important...
  • Iranian-backed Shiite militias lead Iraq’s fight to retake Tikrit

    03/04/2015 6:25:32 PM PST · by BeauBo · 32 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 4 March 2015 | Caleb Weiss and Bill Roggio
    The Iraqi Security Forces, supported by several Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters, have launched an offensive to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State... Massive columns of Shiite militas, including some groups that are listed by the US as Foreign Terrorist Organizations, have been leading the fight in Tikrit. The operation, which involves more than thirty thousand Iraqi security personnel and militia forces, started on the morning of March 2. According to Al Jazeera, Iraqi forces and allied militias attacked the city from three sides while Iraqi aviation launched an aerial bombardment.
  • VIDEO: In 2007, Hillary Said Secret Emails ‘Shredded’ The Constitution

    03/04/2015 6:18:38 PM PST · by doug from upland · 31 replies
    Hillary Clinton supporters are currently scrambling to minimize the significance of her using a private Gmail address to conduct all of her business as Secretary of State, but in 2007, Clinton herself took a decidedly different tack, saying that secret email accounts “shredded” the very Constitution of the United States. Clinton, then running for president, was speaking at the Take Back America conference held by the Campaign for America’s Future, and took the Bush administration to task for alleged violations of constitutional governance. “Our Constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret wiretaps, the secret military tribunals, the secret...
  • Sport-NASCAR calls shrinking grandstands 'right-sizing'

    03/04/2015 6:16:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/4/15 | Steve Keating - Reuters
    NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) - NASCAR calls it "right-sizing" but others see it as sign that something is terribly wrong with America's most popular motor sport as thousands of seats are being removed from tracks across the United States. The sprawling Charlotte Motor Speedway, which once drew a crowd of 167,000, is removing 41,000 seats while tracks in Dover and Atlanta will chop capacity by at least 17,000. "Right-sizing is the term," NASCAR's Chief Operating Officer Brent Dewar told Reuters after addressing the Sport Business Summit in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday. "It is what you are seeing in all...
  • Pittsburgh Gun Ordinance Remains in Place as NRA Lawsuit Proceeds

    03/04/2015 6:13:55 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    The City of Pittsburgh has been granted a stay in the National Rifle Association’s lawsuit against a firearm ordinance. That means, the city’s “lost or stolen” ordinance is allowed to stand as the lawsuit proceeds, though the NRA had requested it be halted during the case. “We think that the court made an error, made a series of errors in fact,” said Jonathan Goldstein, outside counsel for the NRA. “We don’t think they were entitled to that stay, we think that what Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have done is very much out of step with the courts that have already...
  • White House to Netanyahu: You created the crisis, you fix it (Zero wants Israeli Ambassador fired)

    03/04/2015 6:09:56 PM PST · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 5, 2015 | 1:20 AM | By Barak Ravid
    Though the administration won't say so directly, U.S. officials hint replacing Ambassador Ron Dermer is key to mending ties. Senior U.S. officials made clear after the speech that the White House sees Netanyahu as the one who created the current crisis, and so if he is reelected, the responsibility for repairing the breach will be his. “We are not the ones who created this crisis,” said a senior administration official. “President Obama has another two years in office and we wish to go back to a reality where you can work together despite the differences. The prime minister of Israel...
  • (video) Hillary Clinton in 2000: 'Why Would I Have Ever Wanted to Do Email?'

    03/04/2015 6:06:16 PM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | 3-3-15 | ABC news
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/hillary-clinton-2000-wanted-email-29397129 (NO CONTENT. ABC HAS THE VIDEO CLIP FROM SPAGO IN BEVERLY HILLS.)
  • Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Discusses Netanyahu's Speech [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] (15 minutes)

    03/04/2015 6:00:23 PM PST · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | K2 radio
    Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer called K2 Radio to discuss Netanyahu's recent speech with Brian Scott
  • Mormon church backs Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill

    03/04/2015 5:45:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 4, 2015 | Michelle L. Price
    Utah lawmakers introduced a landmark bill Wednesday that bars discrimination against gay and transgender individuals while protecting the rights of religious groups and individuals. The measure has a rare stamp of approval from the Mormon church and stands a high chance of passing in Utah, where the church is based and many state lawmakers and the Republican governor are members of the faith.
  • Walker says he'll sign 20-week abortion ban

    03/04/2015 5:38:33 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/4/2015 | By Cameron Joseph
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to sign a Wisconsin bill banning abortions after 20 weeks and supports similar legislation at the federal level, he says in an open letter, a shift from his refusal to discuss the matter before his 2014 reelection. "As the Wisconsin legislature moves forward in the coming session, further protections for mother and child are likely to come to my desk in the form of a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. I will sign that bill when it gets to my desk and support similar legislation on the federal level," Walker writes to...
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Hillary and Huma’s Egypt Emails

    03/04/2015 5:32:38 PM PST · by bryan999 · 46 replies
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department seeking any and all communications – including emails – from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Chief of Staff Huma Abedin with Nagla Mahmoud, wife of ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2013 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00321)). This latest lawsuit will require the State Department to answer questions about and conduct thorough searches of Hillary Clinton’s newly discovered hidden email accounts. Judicial Watch also has nearly...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 05 March 2015

    03/04/2015 5:30:34 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MISSING TOOTH Hailey Froese, daughter of Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew and Jennifer Froese, shows her father where she lost a tooth during his homecoming to Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI, March 2, 2014, following his six-month deployment to southwest Asia. Froese was one of about 30 airmen assigned to the 127th Security Forces Squadron who returned. U.S. Air National Guard photo by John S. Swanson Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those...
  • Is Violence a Core Teaching in Islam?

    03/04/2015 5:30:32 PM PST · by LSUfan · 35 replies
    Understandingthethreat.com ^ | 20 January 15 | John Gunadolo
    If the recent events of the past 14 years have not brought clarity to understanding the core teachings of Islam are the sole reason the West is facing the warfare we are from so many different directions, then you may be incapable of reasonable and rational thought. Since two Muslims killed a dozen people at the media outlet Charlie Hebdo in France, Muslims all over the world are holding massive protests. For the victims? No. They are protesting their “outrage” over the cartoons. In a sane society, a group of people who barbarically brutalize decent society would not be able...
  • Ten Migrants Killed, Over 1,100 Rescued from Mediterranean Within 24 Hours

    03/04/2015 5:13:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 4, 2015 | Steve Scherer
    At least 10 North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean while more than a thousand more were rescued from eight other vessels over Tuesday and Wednesday, Italian and Tunisian authorities said. The survivors were taken to ports in Italy — part of a growing surge of people risking the dangerous journey to flee poverty, civil war in Syria, military conscription in Eritrea, anarchy in Libya and other conflict zones.
  • Boehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom

    03/04/2015 5:13:02 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    ap ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    GOP Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma .. said he doesn't think relying heavily on Democratic votes is a "new normal." But he conceded the Republican-led Congress faces even tougher choices ahead, including another debt limit showdown this year, in which scores of conservatives are unlikely to help. ... Tuesday's vote was perhaps the final coffin nail in the "Hastert Rule," promulgated by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. He said a speaker should not allow votes on major bills opposed by most of his caucus. More than two-thirds of House Republicans voted against the DHS bill Boehner offered Tuesday.
  • Ben Carson: You know what, I’m done talking about gay rights from now on

    03/04/2015 5:07:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    After 500 comments about his prison-sex theory of orientation, I figured you’d be interested in an update. Having taken a ferocious beating in the media for the better part of a day, Carson finally says no mas: “I also believe that our Constitution protects everybody, regardless of their beliefs, and that includes people who are gay,” Mr. Carson continued. “I have no problem with them doing whatever they want to do. I’m just not willing to change the definition of marriage for anybody, because once you do that, you have to change it for everyone else who comes along....
  • Ben Carson apologizes for comments on gay people

    03/04/2015 5:06:22 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 72 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for commenting Wednesday that prisoners' changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice, but said that the science is still murky on the issue. In a statement, Carson said he "realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues." "I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended," he added. 
  • US ambassador attacked in Seoul

    03/04/2015 4:55:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed on his face and arm by a blade-wielding assailant shouting anti-war slogans in an attack in Seoul Thursday, police and television reports said. The United States strongly condemned the "act of violence"
  • New York public schools to close on TWO Muslim holidays, Mayor Bill de Blasio announces

    03/04/2015 4:50:32 PM PST · by vis a vis · 35 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | 3/4/15 | By Associated Press no other a
    New York public schools will add two Muslim holidays to their vacation calendars, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, a promise he made during his election campaign. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2979445/Mayor-NYC-public-schools-close-2-Muslim-holidays.html
  • U.S. Ambassador in South Korea Attacked With Knife

    03/04/2015 4:46:58 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 32 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 03.04.15 | nbc news
    The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked Thursday morning (local time, late evening ET) in Seoul by an armed assailant, officials said.
  • Home> International Australia Offers Indonesia Prisoner Swap to Stop Executions

    03/04/2015 4:43:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/04/2015
    Australia has offered Indonesia a prison swap deal in an 11th hour bid to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who have been transferred to an island prison where they are to be killed by firing squad within days.
  • Neo-Nazis plan return to Toledo for demonstration: Black leaders urge avoiding April 18 rally

    03/04/2015 4:41:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ryan Dunn and Lauren Lindstrom
    The National Socialist Movement has scheduled an April 18 return to Toledo, nearly a decade after a planned rally ignited rioting in the city. The neo-Nazi group’s Oct. 15, 2005, demonstration preceded a riot and the arrest of more than 100 people. Angry crowds attacked emergency workers, burned down a bar, and looted two convenience stores. Next month’s rally is planned for 3:30 p.m. outside One Government Center, said Dan Donaldson, 36, of the Toledo area. Mr. Donaldson is the movement’s regional director representing Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and West Virginia. “There is somebody out there for white people’s interests and...
  • (Maryland) Lawmaker Proposes Lower Military Drinking Age

    03/04/2015 4:40:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | March 3, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Lawmaker proposes lower military drinking age • A Maryland senator has proposed a new bill to allow 18-year-old members of the US military to drink alcohol, despite the legal drinking age in the country being 21. Senator Ron Young, D-Frederick proposed a reduction in the legal drinking age for military members to the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee on Friday. The bill would permit service members under the age of 21 to drink beer and wine at a bar or restaurant by showing valid military identification, however spirits and off-premise purchases would still be prohibited. “Is someone can...