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  • Jonathan and Reginald Carr death sentences overturned

    07/26/2014 9:02:00 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 5 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | July 25, 2014 | Amy Renee Leiker
    The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned death sentences for Jonathan and Reginald Carr, brothers convicted of murdering five people in one of Wichita’s most notorious crime sprees. The state’s high court in separate rulings issued Friday unanimously struck down three of each man’s four capital murder convictions in the Dec. 15, 2000, execution-style killings of four people in a snow-covered soccer field. A remaining capital murder conviction for each man was upheld by the court, but the death sentence connected to it was vacated after a 6-1 majority said the district court judge who presided over the brothers’ trial...
  • Liberal Hypocrisy - Did You Know That Tax-Payer Funded Abortion Helped To Reduce Crime in New York?

    07/26/2014 8:48:00 AM PDT · by pinochet · 6 replies
    Hypocritical liberals bashed Republican New York Mayors, Rudy Guliani and Michael Bloomberg, for racially profiling high-crime minority men. What nobody talks about, is that liberals also engage in profiling high crime minority groups in an even more taboo way. If legal abortion exists without tax-payer support, ethnic groups with higher incomes (whites and Asians) get easier access to abortion. The purpose of tax-payer funded abortion is to make sure that lower income minorities, particularly those who live in high crime areas, get easier access to abortion. When high crime minority men do not bring children to this world, that lowers...
  • California professor pleads no contest to assault on pro-life students

    07/26/2014 8:42:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A feminist studies professor at a California state university accused of forcibly grabbing an anti-abortion activist’s poster and assaulting the 16-year-old girl has pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor charges. University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young was charged with one count each of grand theft, vandalism and battery in connection to the March 4 incident involving 16-year-old Thrin Short, her older sister, Joan, and other pro-life activists who were holding signs in a free speech zone on the campus when the professor went berserk. Miller-Young, who remains employed by the university, and her attorney, Catherine Swysen,...
  • We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air!! [FReepathon XVIII - RGV pics]

    07/26/2014 8:30:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 7 replies
    We had a great day here in Mission and McAllen Texas yesterday. We planted the flag at our base camp on the banks of the Rio Grande and defended the border against any invaders. Not a single alien tried to cross on our watch. Now we just need to get a couple million more liberty-loving citizens to come stand a couple days watch each. We the people can secure the border if we become determined to do so. We also set up a temporary camp across the street from the McAllen border patrol station and flew our flag there. Received...
  • Has President Obama Had Any Impact on the Stock Market’s Success?

    07/26/2014 8:29:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Mark Skousen
    I received a note the other day from a social Democrat, who wrote: “When Obama came to power the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 7,900, today it is over 17,000. When he came to power, the Federal Budget deficit was 11% of gross domestic product (GDP), today it is 2.8%. When he came to power, the economy was in a free fall and losing 8 million jobs, today it is growing and all the lost jobs have been recovered. We are poised today to become the greatest energy producer in the world and North America will produce more oil and...
  • Some schools may serve all students free breakfast and lunch

    07/26/2014 8:28:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    KY3-TV News ^ | July 24, 2014 | by Linda Russell
    HUMANSVILLE, Mo. - If you've ever tried to concentrate on an empty stomach, you know how much of a relief a new federal school lunch program may be for some families. In some low income areas, every student may be able to eat free breakfast and lunch. In Humansville, about 90% of the kids that go through the lunch line are already on free or reduced lunches. But the Community Eligibility Provision may now allow all Humansville students to get free breakfast and lunch. For many in the small town, it's likely a challenge to cover the grocery bill. "A...
  • ALL the land ...

    07/26/2014 8:20:41 AM PDT · by knarf · 26 replies
    http:// www.agudatbris.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | knarf
    THIS is Israel ..
  • Fragile 12-hour truce between Israel, Hamas goes into force

    07/26/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 17 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Staff
    12-hour humanitarian truce between Israel and Hamas went into force on Saturday morning, as top diplomats pressed efforts to secure a longer-term ceasefire. The fragile ceasefire began at 8:00 am (0500 GMT). Hamas said it and other groups in Gaza had reached “national consensus on a humanitarian truce”, and Israel later confirmed it would observe “a humanitarian window in the Gaza Strip”. The Hamas-run interior ministry in Gaza advised people not to approach bombed-out buildings and militant bases for fear of “explosive objects”. The Israeli military warned Gaza residents who had been told to evacuate their homes not to return...
  • Bundesbank chief urges Britain not to quit European Union

    07/26/2014 8:11:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:30pm EDT | Marc Jones
    The head of the Bundesbank appealed to Britain on Wednesday to stay in the European Union, saying membership of the bloc had given the country an economic lift and posed little threat to London. In a speech to business people and bankers in central London, Jens Weidmann broke the central bank’s traditional silence on political questions, saying the European Union would benefit if Britain “continues to make its voice heard”. “The EU is stronger today because of Britain’s contribution to it,” Weidmann said, adding that the country’s trade with EU neighbors had been boosted by more than half because of...
  • Lemony Lerner's Series of Unfortunate Events [Humor]

    07/26/2014 8:07:41 AM PDT · by FrogBurger · 3 replies
    Liberty ^ | 7/27/2014 | Fred Mora
    The media are abuzz with the IRS affair. As you may have heard, former IRS official Lois Lerner, in charge of tax exempt groups, directed harassment operations targeting conservative groups. She also recommended auditing Republican Senator Charles Grassley. Appearing in front of the House Oversight Committee (HOC) in May 2013 and again last March, she pled the Fifth and refused to answer any questions. Later, IRS commissioner John Koskinen announced that potentially damning emails that were subpoenaed by the committee had disappeared in a series of computer crashes affecting Lerner’s machine, as well as the machines of at least six...
  • Firearm background checks on rise in New Mexico since Newtown

    07/26/2014 8:01:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    koat.com ^ | 7/24/2014 | Nancy Laflin
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —In recent years, gun sales have gone through the roof out of fear gun laws would drastically change, but they didn’t.
  • Holiday Memories You'll Cherish Forever (Boy Scouts held at gunpoint by US Border Agents)

    07/26/2014 7:48:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    steynonline.com ^ | 7-25-2014 | Mark Steyn
    This is the evil of a dying republic - waving through gangbangers at the southern border, but at the northern border detaining boy scouts for four hours. No novelist or movie director would attempt that contrast - it's too pat, too neat. But it's somehow become American reality in the 21st century.Just to be clear: that boy scout did nothing wrong. When the CBP officer demanded he hand over the camera, Mr Fox should have refused and asked to see the agent's supervisor.But it gets better: Another of the Scouts was taking luggage from the top of a van to...
  • Yellen: Where No Man Has Gone Before

    07/26/2014 7:41:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Peter Schiff
    Although Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said nothing new in her carefully manicured semi-annual testimony to Congress last week, her performance there, taken within the context of a lengthy profile in the New Yorker (that came to press at around the same time), should confirm that she is very different from any of her predecessors in the job. Put simply, she is likely the most dovish and politically leftist Fed Chair in the Central Bank's history. While her tenure thus far may feel like a seamless extension of the Greenspan/Bernanke era, investors should understand how much further Yellen is likely to...
  • Obama will take executive action on immigration after summer, adviser says

    07/26/2014 7:35:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7/25/2014 | Francine Kiefer
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will go ahead with a “very significant” executive action on immigration after the summer – a move that may well trigger impeachment proceedings against him, senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters at a Monitor breakfast Friday. “The president acting on immigration reform will certainly up the likelihood that [Republicans] would contemplate impeachment at some point,” said Mr. Pfeiffer, who has been at the Obama White House since its inception. A lot of people in Washington laughed off Sarah Palin’s call to impeach the president for executive overreach, Pfeiffer said, but “I would not discount that...
  • Immigrant kids bring out the phobias in conservative xenophobes

    07/26/2014 7:24:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 25, 2014 | by David Horsey
    Anyone who has ever wondered what happened to that strange-looking, banjo-playing kid from “Deliverance” should check out Rep. Louie Gohmert. Imagine that kid all grown up and you’ll have the spitting image of the Texas Republican. Like banjo boy, Gohmert is weirdly mesmerizing. What swamp did he wander out of and how in the world did he get elected to the United States House of Representatives? The scary answer: There are thousands of people just like him in Texas's 1st Congressional District. It is time, he says, to “use whatever means,” including troops and ships of war, to stop an...
  • ‘The Five’s’ Tantaros Tells Obama To Just Stop Trying: ‘Stick To Beer Summits And Birth Control’

    07/26/2014 7:23:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/25/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    “The Five” co-host Andrea Tantaros wants President Obama to stop even trying to protect America’s interests on the global stage, claiming he should “stick to beer summits and birth control” or risk “stumbling into another war.”
  • Still no verdict as Ventura jury breaks for weekend

    07/26/2014 7:12:25 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-25-14 | Elizabeth Mohr
    Friday marked the fourth day of jury deliberations in Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against a former Navy SEAL, and the jurors still had no verdict when they were dismissed for the weekend. The jury has logged more than 24 hours of deliberations. It is slated to reconvene at 9 a.m. Monday. The case centers on whether Chris Kyle, a SEAL sniper-turned-author, fabricated a story that he decked the former Minnesota governor after Ventura bad-mouthed SEALs and the war in Iraq. Kyle was shot and killed at a gun range in Texas in 2013, but Ventura continued his suit against Kyle's...
  • NATO to expand Polish base in response to Russian threat

    07/26/2014 7:10:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25/07/2014 - 08:55
    General Philip Breedlove, NATO’s top commander in Europe, has proposed that the Polish city of Szczecin expand its existing base to help the military alliance respond faster to any threat posed by Russia. According to the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think-tank close to NATO, Britain and other NATO allies backing the general’s plans to place supplies—weapons, ammunition and ration packs—at a new headquarters in eastern Europe, to enable a sudden influx of thousands of NATO troops to be ready for action in the event of a crisis. …
  • Troop leader: Customs and Border agent held Boy Scout at gunpoint

    07/26/2014 7:05:44 AM PDT · by wolf24 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24 | Todd Starnes
    A Boy Scout troop from the nation’s heartland is demanding answers and a U.S. senator is expressing outrage after a group of scouts was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, with one child allegedly held at gunpoint. Jim Fox, the leader of the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111, said the incident occurred earlier this month at a checkpoint along the Alaska – Canada border. The scouts and their leaders were on a 21-day trek from Iowa to Alaska – a trip that had been three years in the planning. As their vans were moving through a checkpoint into...
  • US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff to Tunisia as security deteriorates in Tripoli

    07/26/2014 7:05:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/26/2014
    The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. "Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya," spokeswoman Marie Harf said. The withdrawal underscored the Obama administration's concern about the heightened risk to American diplomats abroad, particularly in Libya where memories of the deadly 2012...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: 142 day prayer Marathon

    07/26/2014 7:01:40 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Sergey Kosyak ^ | 25.07.14 | Sergey Kosyak
    Short summary of the situation in the Donetsk region. Per day receive several hundred calls, approximately 10 hours of telephone conversations, and comes with a stream of questions, listen to stories from the lives of people in the region and much more. In the maelstrom of communicating with people, their evacuation, humanitarian affairs, care for the sick, do not notice what is happening in the political sphere of society. It turns Yatsenyuk resigned coalition collapsed what that may be more out there that you and watching everything, from personal experience, I make the following conclusions. As I have no time...
  • Gay Days 'predatory' tow-truck owner arrested (the witch hunt continues)

    07/26/2014 7:01:24 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 7/26/2014 | David Harris
    The owner of a towing company was arrested Friday and charged with illegally towing vehicles of people who took part in last month's Gay Days events in Orange County. Jason P. Combs, 44, owner of ASAP Towing, faces 29 counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle and other charges. Deputies allege he towed more than 100 vehicles June 5 to 9 from a parking lot at Westwood Town Center off International Drive, which is across the street from the event's host hotel, Doubletree by Hilton. Combs didn't have an up-to-date contract to tow vehicles or have proper signage notifying...
  • How Components of China’s Economy Compare to the Whole

    07/26/2014 6:57:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Doug Fabian
    We featured FXI, a general Chinese exchange-traded fund (ETF), a little more than a month ago, and that fund’s upward climb warrants us looking at other ETFs focused on that huge emerging market. To that end, today’s ETF Talk will introduce you to two ETFs, with each fund tracking different areas of China’s market: small caps and the consumer. Guggenheim China Small Cap ETF (HAO) traces the results of an index that follows publicly traded small capitalization companies based in mainland China. In other words, HAO profits on the success of smaller publicly traded Chinese companies. While this fund is...
  • Rick Perry Too Timid with the National Guard? [Texas lawyers get it wrong]

    07/26/2014 6:54:40 AM PDT · by Moseley · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The American people cheered – starved for any crumb of leadership and faithfulness to constitutional duties – at the news of Governor Rick Perry calling out the Texas National Guard to patrol the Texas-Mexican border. Then, within the hour, Texas officials conceded that the inadequate contingent of 1,000 guardsmen will not actually do anything but stand around. Texas officials now admit that the 1,000 guardsmen will simply be a “visual deterrent” – for appearances only. The Texas government argues that the Texas National Guard will not have authority to arrest anyone under the Posse Comitatus law. But that is absurd....
  • 173 unaccompanied immigrant children placed in Minnesota; 50 in Wisconsin

    07/26/2014 6:47:57 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-24-14 | Administration Propaganda
    The federal government says 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Minnesota since the start of the year. The Office of Refugee Resettlement on Thursday issued a state-by-state breakdown of unaccompanied child placement. The figures show more than 30,000 children have been released to sponsors this year through July 7. The specific locations of the placements were not specified. Fifty have been placed in Wisconsin. Texas, New York, Florida and California are receiving the most unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border, according to the information. Federal and state governments are scrambling to find shelter for the children fleeing...
  • German NGO says TTIP will undermine global food security

    07/26/2014 6:46:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25/07/2014 - 08:05 | Dario Sarmadi
    The planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US threatens the concept of sustainable food security, the development NGO Brot für die Welt announced at a presentation of its annual report, in Berlin. Development politicians agree: The key to fighting world hunger is strengthening smallholders in developing and newly industrialized countries. “With the planned TTIP agreement, the EU and US are not only defining rules on trade between each other, but indirectly also respective trade with third states,” said Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, President of Brot für die Welt. The two large trade powers “could intensify pressure...
  • Doctor shoots armed patient in Philly hospital: A gun rights case is born

    07/26/2014 6:42:46 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 25, 2014 | Patrik Jonsson
    Psychiatrist Lee Silverman worked in a gun-free hospital, but pulled out a gun in his desk to subdue an armed patient, who had just shot his caseworker. The case renews the issue: Should doctors and teachers be armed? A mental-health caseworker is dead and a doctor and his patient wounded after a bizarre gunfight at a gun-free-zoned hospital in Yeadon, Pa., near Philadelphia, Thursday. As police prepare murder charges against the wounded patient, focus is shifting to the gun-toting psychiatrist who stopped the mayhem, likely saving other lives.
  • Pat Buchanan, Political History, & the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    07/26/2014 6:37:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the troubled bastion of mainstream liberal journalistic thought in the great American heartland published a short, but typically piquant editorial piece slamming Patrick J. Buchanan for his soon-to-be released memoir of the 1968 Presidential campaign entitled, “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create a New Majority.” The Post-Dispatch, anticipating the release of Buchanan’s work launched what may be charitably labeled a pre-emptive strike on Buchanan, even though his new book does not concern the PD. Tony Messenger, the newspaper editor, picked an unnecessary fight with Pat Buchanan, and, like...
  • Why Democrats love all the ‘impeach Obama’ talk (+video)

    07/26/2014 6:31:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 07/26/2014 | Linda Feldmann
    When Dan Pfeiffer sat down for a Monitor breakfast Friday with reporters, the senior Obama adviser didn’t need to be asked about impeachment. He brought it up himself. GOP House Speaker John Boehner’s move to sue President Obama has “opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment at some point in the future,” Mr. Pfeiffer said. A few hours later, White House spokesman Josh Earnest also didn’t seem to mind talking impeachment, after a reporter brought up Pfeiffer’s comment. “There are some prominent members of the Republican Party who have articulated their support for articles of impeachment,” Mr. Earnest said...
  • Search On In Stockton For Homeless Man With Tuberculosis

    07/26/2014 6:27:25 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    CBS News Sacramento ^ | 7/24/14 | Leigh Martinez
    A homeless man infected with Tuberculosis disappeared in Stockton. Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 26, first came on health officials’ radar in March, after he was diagnosed with a severe and contagious strain of TB. According to the court complaint, he didn’t comply with treatment. “He’s been found and then lost, found and lost, found and lost, so at some point we have to say we can’t find him anymore,” said Dr. Alvaro Garzo of the San Joaquin County Public Health Services. Cruz tested positive March 14 at San Joaquin General Hospital, but never finished treatment. The bacteria in his lungs could...
  • Justice Watch: Judge Zabel Perfect Fit For High-Profile Gay Marriage Ban Case

    07/26/2014 6:22:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Daily Business Review ^ | 2/21/14 | John Pacenti
    Attorneys familiar with the judge assigned to a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriages say she is perfectly suited for the controversial case challenging a constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2008.... Attorney Michael Gongora, the first openly gay member of the Miami Beach City Commission, said six couples challenging the state law on constitutional grounds could do far worse than Zabel on this hot-button issue. "Judge Zabel is a good judge for this case," said Gongora, a partner with Becker & Poliakoff in Coral Gables.
  • Our Nation Of Immigrants Forgets Its Past

    07/26/2014 6:22:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | July 16, 2014 | Professor Frank Harris III
    Lady Liberty's lamp has been lowered. Its light flickering. The huddled masses are no longer wanted — be they tired or poor, be they homeless or hungry, be they adults or children threatened and yearning to breathe free. The welcome light has dimmed. The spirit embodied in the words inscribed on the plaque on the Statue of Liberty rarely lived up to the reality of America's view and treatment of immigrants, whether they were from Europe, the Far East, Haiti and, now, Mexico and Central America. In the late 1700s, the fear of immigrants, also known as aliens, partly led...
  • McConnell Submits Bill to Keep Harry Reid from Exploiting Israel's Iron Dome

    07/26/2014 6:21:45 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 11 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/26/14 | Matthew Boyle, Breitbart News
    With the immigration issue raging on Capitol Hill, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made a little-noticed move that could help Republicans stop Democratic Leader Harry Reid from jamming the GOP on immigration with the politics of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
  • Stolen valor? Video of alleged fake soldier sparks outrage

    07/26/2014 6:20:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 25, 2014 | Brittany Shammas
    To the untrained eye, he might have looked like a decorated war hero. But it didn't take long for two Marines to decide there was something off about the uniformed man outside the military funeral, who wore medals as prestigious as the Silver Star. And when they started asking questions, they became even more convinced: The guy was a fraud — a fake soldier.
  • Ethnic political hacks snub their own

    07/26/2014 6:19:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 25, 2014 | Raoul Lowery Contreras
    Some years ago, Hispanic Republican state legislators reached a high water mark of five members in the California State Assembly (out of 80 members). When they gathered for breakfast, they were a de facto Hispanic caucus meeting outside the formal California Latino Legislative Caucus, because they were not members of the taxpayer-supported and financed Latino Caucus.
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-27 : Bigger than President Obama

    07/26/2014 6:11:15 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 20 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-27 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 27, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Bigger than President Obama ===================================================== A Fox News poll this week reported that 58% of the American people felt the Obama Administration was incompetent. That sense of incompetence included 32% of Democrats, 67% of independents and 84% of Republicans. As president, having your political opponents believe you are incompetent is not a shock. Having two out of three independents find you are incompetent is a shock. Having one out of three of your partisan supporters consider you incompetent may mean it is time for the Obama team to panic. This survey on incompetence...
  • you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government

    07/26/2014 6:02:37 AM PDT · by rjsimmon · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/25/2014 | Sean Higgins
    Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.
  • 3 Siblings Killed, 3 Hurt After Carjackers Run Down Crowd at Fruit Stand

    07/26/2014 6:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 7/26/2014 | Vince Lattanzio
    Three siblings who were helping their mother sell fruit along a North Philadelphia street are dead after carjackers ran them down, police say. Their mother, another woman and the carjacking victim are fighting for their lives as police search for the men responsible.
  • Congolese refugees to resettle in region: Mayor says cities have no say in the matter (Dover NH)

    07/26/2014 5:50:03 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 19 replies
    Foster's Daily democrat ^ | 7-26-14 | Andrea Bulfinch
    DOVER — Misinformation has surfaced this week regarding the relocation and settlement of Congolese refugees to Tri-City communities; however, one aspect of the program through the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success is true — the communities of Dover, Somersworth and Rochester will have no say in the matter. Dover Mayor Karen Weston said Friday that the notion of 3,000 refugees being resettled in the Garrison City is not accurate and also the GraniteGrok.com report by Skip Murphy that a meeting scheduled with ORIS Aug. 13 will not allow for residents to ask questions is a total fabrication. What is...
  • Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence

    07/26/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence By Rowan Scarborough An Afghanistan man has been given a 7-1/2 year prison sentence for murdering three U.S. Marines in a forward operating base in Helmand Province in August 2012.
  • In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

    07/26/2014 5:44:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 26, 2014 2:00 AM EDT | Kelvin Chan and Jack Chang
    As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift. Then, in June, the renovated tower came to life, flashing giant Chinese characters that some in Hong Kong saw as a warning. “People’s Liberation Army,” it said.Many in this prosperous city had already feared that Hong Kong’s future as an open society as well as a semi-autonomous part of China was in jeopardy in the face of...
  • Just Who is Waging the ‘War on Science’?

    07/26/2014 5:40:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Left-leaning environmentalists, media and academics have long railed against the alleged conservative “war on science.” They augment this vitriol with substantial money, books, documentaries and conference sessions devoted to “protecting” global warming alarmists from supposed “harassment” by climate chaos skeptics, whom they accuse of wanting to conduct “fishing expeditions” of alarmist emails and “rifle” their file cabinets in search of juicy material (which might expose collusion or manipulated science). A primary target of this “unjustified harassment” has been Penn State University professor Dr. Michael Mann, creator of the infamous “hockey stick” temperature graph that purported to show a sudden spike...
  • [Obama Supporter Hollywood 1%er] Ron Howard sells house for $US27.5m

    07/26/2014 5:36:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7/26/14
    Now that they're empty-nesters, Ron Howard and his wife have sold their nest straddling the New York and Connecticut state line for $US27.5 million ($A29.8 million). Howard and his wife, Cheryl, bought the Conyers Farm estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Armonk, New York, in 1991 and spent years constructing the house and outbuildings.
  • U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel

    07/26/2014 5:26:08 AM PDT · by McGruff · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | July 26, 2014 | Barbara Starr
    The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of ongoing militia violence in the capital, Tripoli, U.S. officials said. About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hours of Saturday morning and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.
  • AIR BLOWS OPEN U.S. DRIVE IN NORMANDY; RUSSIANS RING LWOW, SWEEP TO VISTULA (7/26/44)

    07/26/2014 5:24:47 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/26/44 | E.C. Daniel, Harold Denny, Frederick Graham, Daniel T. Brigham, Raymond Daniell, George Horne, more
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  • A tunnel terror underneath a bathtub in Gaza exposed

    07/26/2014 5:24:41 AM PDT · by Tzfat · 42 replies
    Jerusalem Online ^ | 7/26/2014 | Yael Klein
    During the ground offensive IDF soldiers have also exposed a tunnel camouflaged under a bathroom. Inside a house in the neighborhood of Shuja'iyya in Gaza a tunnel shaft was found under the sink, in between the sewage pipes and the cleaning supplies. According to IDF assessments this tunnel was not originally destined to aid terrorists with infiltration to Israel, but was built for a different destination. This is a command and control tunnels which connects between different destinations inside Gaza Strip, in order to enable Hamas activists to hide inside it for longer periods of time, without being exposed to...
  • NJ Turnpike Authority files lawsuit over pizza shop logo

    07/26/2014 5:23:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    philly.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Emily Babay
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has filed a lawsuit to get a Florida pizza company to stop using logos similar to Garden State Parkway signs. The suit, filed this week in federal court in Newark, claims Jersey Boardwalk Pizza is infringing on the authority's service marks with its signage online and at its Tavernier and Florida City, Fla., shops.
  • Like a Hotel Burglar . . .

    07/26/2014 5:16:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Our president and his crew of Great Minds have managed to "reset" relations with Russia, all right -- all the way back to Cold War times. With an America sick of all those entangling alliances once known as the Free World, and turning its back on old friends and the world in general, the stage was set for Moscow to start grabbing pieces of other countries again. First came a nibble of Georgia, then the whole Crimean peninsula, and now the swath of eastern Ukraine just across what used to be an international border. Emerging from hibernation, the Russian bear's...
  • UKRAINE: Materials SBU on the participation of Russian Military Forces 2 VIDEOS

    07/26/2014 5:16:09 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 7-26-2014
    Security service of Ukraine was intercepted by telephone talks the leaders of the terrorist organization "DND", which testify to the direct participation of RUSSIA in the destabilization of the situation in the East of Ukraine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH-BdpHf7jg#t=11 Materials SBU on the participation of Russian Military Forces in positions artobstrìlì http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-NoNJNdB7c&feature=youtu.be
  • Pope to visit United States next year

    07/26/2014 5:15:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    kmov.com ^ | 7/25/14
    Pope Francis accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, the Catholic News Service reported Friday. It would be the Pontiff’s first visit to the United States as Pope.