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  • WH: ‘Common Sense’ That Iran Will Use Money From Lifted Sanctions to Boost Economy, Not Fund Terror

    05/06/2015 7:27:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – White House press secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged Tuesday that the U.S. cannot proscribe how Iran chooses to spend the money it will get as sanctions are eased under a proposed nuclear deal. But he said it was “common sense” to expect that the regime would use it to improve the ailing economy, rather than to step up funding for terrorism or destabilizing activities in the region. Earnest said what had brought the Iranians to the negotiating table in the first place was a desire to ease the effects of sanctions imposed by the international community over the nuclear...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Appeal Survives Scrutiny, Poll Says

    05/06/2015 7:19:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jonathan Martin and Megan Thee-Brenan
    Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to have initially weathered a barrage of news about her use of a private email account when she was secretary of state and the practices of her family’s foundation, an indication that she is starting her second presidential bid with an unusual durability among Democratic voters. Americans now view Mrs. Clinton more favorably and more see her as a strong leader than they did earlier in the year, despite weeks of scrutiny about her ethics, a New York Times/CBS News poll has found. And nearly nine in 10 Democrats say the nation is ready to elect...
  • Baltimore prosecutor Mosby shockingly incompetent

    05/06/2015 7:17:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 6, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It is already clear that Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney who is prosecuting the Baltimore Six is not up to the responsibilities of her job. The only questions are: 1. how deeply incompetent?; and 2. what consequences will result from her bungling? The second question is the more important one, for Mosby has set up her prosecution as a response to the “No justice, no peace” movement. If and when she fails to secure a conviction through her ineptitude, then by the standard of the mob to which she is catering, more riots will be justifiable, and therefore the likely...
  • Smoggy thinking on pollution

    05/06/2015 7:15:40 AM PDT · by rktman
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/6/2015 | Viv Forbes
    The war on hydrocarbon fuels is based on two feeble legs – “it causes global warming, and it creates pollution.” 

Both legs are unsound, especially the pollution claims. 

No sensible person approves of pollution of air, water, land, or public places by humans.

 Have a look at some real pollution.
 But no pollution whatsoever is caused by the main product of the combustion of hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide. This is a colorless, non-toxic gas of life on which all plants (and animals) depend.

 In these days of carbon neurosis, coal power gets blamed for all bad things, even the Asian Smog.
  • CBS’s O’Donnell to Gov. Haley: Does GOP ‘Have a Problem With Women Voters?’

    05/06/2015 7:15:39 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 7 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 2015-05-06 | Jeffrey Meyer
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley sat down with CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell for an exclusive interview that aired on Wednesday and the CBS anchor made sure to push the liberal line about whether or not the GOP has a “problem with women voters?”
  • WSJ falsely claims AFDI/Jihad Watch Muhammad cartoon contest winner Bosch Fawstin goes into hiding

    05/06/2015 7:08:33 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 05/06/2015 | Robert Spencer
    UPDATE: Bosch Fawstin wrote this on Twitter: “Despite a Dishonest Wall Street Journal headline story saying I’ve gone into hiding b/c I’ve gotten death threats, I’ve Not gone into hiding” What I wrote in the original post below about the craven capitulation of the media is only underscored by this. The headline above has been adjusted. Here is the original post: Here again, the media will say, Welll…he had it coming…he shouldn’t have provoked them…he should have stuck to some respectable art form like sticking a crucifix in a jar of urine… What the opinionmakers on both the Left and...
  • ISIS seems to threaten ... Pamela Geller in message boasting of ‘71 trained soldiers ...

    05/06/2015 7:04:51 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | Jason Silverstein
    Full Title: ISIS seems to threaten anti-Muslim blogger Pamela Geller in message boasting of ‘71 trained soldiers in 15 different states’ ISIS appears to declare war on anti-Muslim blogger Pamela Geller on Tuesday in an ominous online message claiming it has fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire." The threat, posted on anonymous message board JustPasteIt, singles out Geller, who helped plan a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that was attacked by two gunmen in Garland, Texas, over the weekend. ISIS claimed responsibility for the shooting early Tuesday, marking the first time the terror group called an American...
  • My Analysis of Marilyn Mosby's Case (Rush)

    05/06/2015 7:04:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 5-5-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let me get to Marilyn Mosby here in just a second. I don't want to jump the gun on this. By that I mean jump the gun on my analysis. Let me just tell you what I think is a point that a lot of people are overlooking. Now, my buddy Andrew McCarthy has written about this case, the prosecutor and how he learned of it. He learned of the charges before he saw her speech, her press conference. And he said when you see, as he did, the press conference after you have learned this never-ending list of...
  • Republican Congressman DeSantis to Run for Rubio Senate Seat

    05/06/2015 7:03:39 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/05/2015 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will announce Wednesday that he's running for the Senate seat Marco Rubio is giving up to seek the GOP presidential nomination. Two advisers close to DeSantis confirmed his plans to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the announcement has not been made public yet. DeSantis, a favorite among conservative political groups, was elected in 2012 and overwhelmingly re-elected last year. He is a former member of the Navy Judge Advocate General 's Corps who was deployed to Iraq in 2007. He will enter the race by releasing a statement, the advisers said....
  • A Florida Couple is Busted for ‘Sex on the Beach.’ The Judge’s Sentence Could Be a Mind-Blowing One.

    05/06/2015 7:01:17 AM PDT · by null and void · 34 replies
    i ^ | 4/5/15 | Shawn Bevans
    A couple in Florida attracted quite a bit of attention last summer, when a video of them having the often-cliched “sex on the beach” made its way to YouTube for all to see. A description of the explicit video was provided by WFLA: The couple didn’t hold back. Bold and brazen with their bodies, they were grinding in full view. Bradenton Beach Police were called, and the couple was eventually arrested. The indecent encounter was captured by a sunbathing great-grandmother on her iPhone. There are claims even a three-year-old saw the couple. On Monday, the couple appeared before a judge....
  • In Baltimore and Elsewhere, It’s the Culture that Can Make or Break a Cycle of Poverty

    05/06/2015 6:59:33 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/6/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Neighborhoods matter. That’s the upshot of two fascinating new studies from Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues. In the 1990s, the federal government launched an experiment, called the Moving to Opportunity project. It created a lottery for housing vouchers that would allow the winners to move out of high-poverty neighborhoods into low-poverty ones. The project’s initial findings were a disappointment for people — like me — who argue that culture matters quite a lot. It did find that neighborhood poverty was a big factor in determining economic mobility, but researchers saw little evidence that getting poor people out of...
  • As Russia votes down a pro-life bill, the nation’s pro-life movement remains hopeful

    05/06/2015 6:57:11 AM PDT · by NRx
    Life Site News ^ | 04-05-2015 | Steve Weatherbe
    MOSCOW, May 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) –A bill to defund abortions on demand failed miserably in the Russian Duma late last month, but pro-life leaders such as Dmitry Baranov of the Warriors for Life have not given up hope. Politics are different in Russia, and the bill's striking defeat – only 11 deputies out of 450 voted for it – reflects not so much the will of the Duma, nor the government led by Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev, but the circumstances of the day. “We should understand that the deputies in Russia are not independent and the decisions are not made...
  • Hillary's painfully awkward 'outreach' to Hispanics

    05/06/2015 6:52:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/6/2015 | Rick Moran
    Hillary Clinton was in Nevada yesterday, talking to Hispanics on Cinco de Mayo about immigration reform, pushing amnesty and a path to citizenship. You can watch the C-Span video here. Note her awkwardness when she's reading her prepared remarks. And she doesn't seem very comfortable in front of her audience. Beyond that, Clinton has spent the last couple of weeks shoring up her base of support in the black and Hispanic communities. She will win both of those groups, but unless she can turn them out in numbers approaching those of President Obama, she will be in big trouble.
  • 4 ‘extremists’ in Germany arrested in ‘plot’ to attack Islamic targets

    05/06/2015 6:44:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2015
    BERLIN — German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers. Police arrested three men and a woman accused of leading the group during raids by some 250 investigators on homes in Saxony and four other states, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
  • United States Announces $68 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen

    05/06/2015 6:43:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | May 6, 2015 | NA
    oday in Djibouti, Secretary Kerry announced the United States is providing more than $68 million to help humanitarian organizations meet the needs of nearly 16 million people in need of assistance in Yemen, including 300,000 newly internally displaced persons. The funds will support the activities of the World Food Program, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Children’s Fund, and other organizations, providing food, water, shelter, medical care, protection, and other assistance. With this announcement, U.S. funding for humanitarian assistance for Yemen in Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 now totals more than $188 million.
  • With Pamela Geller's Prophet Muhammad cartoon stunt in Texas, hate rears its ugly face again

    05/06/2015 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 59 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | Linda Stasi
    Looks like Pamela Geller will get her wish: More dead Americans at the hands of radical Muslims. Hell, the hatemonger finally even got ISIS to pay attention to her. Last week Geller — whose repulsive anti-Muslim ad campaign caused the MTA to ban all religious, opinion and political ads — held a $10,000 contest in Texas. The aim? To draw caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, which she knows is forbidden by most Muslims and frowned upon by the rest. The result? Two violent radical Muslims opened fire on the group, and the shooters ended up dead at the hands of...
  • Rush Limbaugh: ISIS Attacks, CNN Blames Victim

    05/06/2015 6:41:14 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 3 replies
    http://pamelageller.com/ ^ | May 4 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Common sense from Rush Limbaugh. Free speech is under attack from the mainstream media, and thank God that Rush is there to call them out on it. Listen to this segment here. “ISIS Attacks, CNN Blames Victim,” Rush Limbaugh, May 4, 2015 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We have the ISIS shooting in Garland, Texas, to deal...
  • Ukraine: 5 troops killed as ceasefire wobbles

    05/06/2015 6:36:03 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre
    CNN ^ | 6 May 15 | Jason Hanna and Nick Paton Walsh, CNN
    (CNN)—Fighting has again shaken a nearly three-month ceasefire deal between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, leaving five Ukrainian troops dead in a 24-hour period, Ukrainian officials said Wednesday. Twelve other Ukrainian service members were injured in the fighting in separatist areas of eastern Ukraine, the country's National Security and Defense Council said.
  • More Americans Are Comfortable With A Gay Presidential Candidate Than With An Evangelical One

    05/06/2015 6:27:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | May 5, 2015 | Janie Velencia
    More Americans feel comfortable with a presidential candidate who identifies as gay or lesbian than with one who identifies as an evangelical Christian, according to a new poll. The latest WSJ/NBC poll listed a series of qualities in a potential presidential candidate and asked respondents whether they'd "be enthusiastic," "be comfortable with," "have some reservations about" or "be very uncomfortable with" a candidate with each of those qualities. The results revealed that Americans are actually quite open to having a gay presidential candidate. Sixty-one percent said they would be either enthusiastic about or comfortable with a gay or lesbian candidate,...
  • On 5 de Mayo, the French suffered like they had not experienced since Waterloo

    05/06/2015 6:17:59 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 05, 2015 | Raoul Lowery Contreras
    The United States of America has only been invaded once; the British landed in 1812 from Chesapeake Bay and took Washington, D.C. the capital of the United States. Mexico has not been so lucky. First, the Mexicans warred on the Spanish for a decade before they left in 1821; then the United States invaded Mexico in 1846 and would invade again in 1914 and 1916. The U.S. won in 1846 but Woodrow Wilson’s 1914 and 1916 incursions failed in their missions. The 1916 incursion was humiliated by Mexican soldiers that captured Americans in battle. The incursion failed in its mission...
  • Pamela Geller: A Response to My Critics—This Is a War

    05/06/2015 6:16:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    Time.com ^ | Pamela Geller
    Some are saying I provoked this attack. But to kowtow to violent intimidation will only encourage more of it. Sunday in Garland, Texas, a police officer was wounded in a battle that is part of a longstanding war: the war against the freedom of speech. Some people are blaming me for the Garland shooting — so I want to address that here. The shooting happened at my American Freedom Defense Initiative Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest, when two Islamic jihadists armed with rifles and explosives drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland and attempted to gain entry...
  • Michigan voters defeat tax hike in debate over road funding

    05/06/2015 6:10:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    AP ^ | May 6, 2015
    <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will be forced to consider yet another alternative to address Michigan's deteriorating roads after voters' resounding rejection of a ballot measure that would have increased taxes to pump $1.2 billion a year more into transportation infrastructure.</p>
  • Freshman GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Stirs Up Capitol Hill

    05/06/2015 6:07:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 5/5/15 | Kristina Peterson
    WASHINGTON—Freshman Sen. Tom Cotton’s temporary office is located in the less-than-desirable basement of the Russell Senate building, reflecting his rookie status. Like other junior senators, he performs his share of Senate chores, including presiding over the chamber. But the similarities end there. Among this year’s crop of 13 newly minted senators, Mr. Cotton, who served one term in the House, has emerged early on as the most vocal and polarizing newcomer, set apart by his headline-grabbing foreign policy. The Arkansas Republican’s tactics have drawn praise from his conservative supporters, but irritated some GOP colleagues when his moves have conflicted with...
  • Minn. Terror Suspect Returns To Twitter, Posts False Information

    05/06/2015 6:06:44 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 5/6/15 | Esme Murphy
    A fugitive Minnesota terror suspect was back on Twitter Tuesday, spreading false information about a Texas attack to ISIS sympathizers. WCCO reported Monday how the Minnesotan known as Mujahid Miski encouraged one of two gunmen involved in an attempted attack on a Texas event. Elton Simpson was one of two gunmen who tried to storm into a cartoon contest Sunday night in Garland, Texas — where images of the Prophet Muhammed were drawn. Simpson and the other gunman were shot and killed immediately. Two different anti-terror groups say Mujahid Miski is one of the best-known online promoters for ISIS. He...
  • Tom Cotton’s Procedural Move Interrupts Smooth Sailing for Iran Bill

    05/06/2015 6:02:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 5/5/15 | JENNIFER STEINHAUERMAY
    WASHINGTON — It was, for a moment anyway, the Senate in its platonic ideal. Bipartisan legislation to give Congress a voice in any nuclear agreement with Iran soared, over White House objections, through the Foreign Relations Committee and onto the Senate floor, a rare glide path to successful compromise. Then along came Senator Tom Cotton. Mr. Cotton, a first-term Republican from Arkansas, and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida employed a rare procedural move to push amendments to end Iran’s nuclear program and call for Iran to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, which appeared to be a transparent effort to undermine...
  • SpaceX preps for test of Dragon capsule’s life-saving abort system

    05/06/2015 5:55:08 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 9 replies
    SpaceFlightNow ^ | May 4, 2015 | Stephen Clark
    A commercial spaceship designed to ferry U.S. astronauts into orbit by 2017 is set for a major test Wednesday, when SpaceX plans to blast the capsule away from a launch mount at Cape Canaveral on a mile-high demo flight to simulate the craft’s ability to protect occupants in the event of a catastrophic rocket mishap on the pad. SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will not travel far, but data from Wednesday’s test should arm engineers with results to prove the capsule’s emergency safety system can save astronauts from an explosive launch failure. The test is scheduled for 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT)...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions: Top Five Concerns With Trade Promotion Authority (Covert Immigration Bill)

    05/06/2015 5:51:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 11 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 5/6/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Congress has the responsibility to ensure that any international trade agreement entered into by the United States must serve the national interest, not merely the interests of those crafting the proposal in secret. It must improve the quality of life, the earnings, and the per-capita wealth of everyday working Americans. The sustained long-term loss of middle class jobs and incomes should compel all lawmakers to apply added scrutiny to a “fast-track” procedure wherein Congress would yield its legislative powers and allow the White House to implement one of largest global financial agreements in our history—comprising at least 12 nations and...
  • 25 Years Of Predicting The Global Warming ‘Tipping Point’

    05/06/2015 5:49:47 AM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/04/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    For decades now, those concerned about global warming have been predicting the so-called “tipping point” — the point beyond which it’ll be too late to stave off catastrophic global warming. It seems like every year the “tipping point” is close to being reached, and that the world must get rid of fossil fuels to save the planet. That is, until we’ve passed that deadline and the next such “tipping point” is predicted. Would you believe it was eight years ago today that the United Nations predicted we only had “as little as eight years left to avoid a dangerous global...
  • Pamela Geller on Sean Hannity Discussing Jihad Attack on Free Speech Conference (video)

    05/06/2015 5:42:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
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  • Barnicle: Clinton Cash Won't Hurt Hillary Because Impossible to Quickly Explain Scandals

    05/06/2015 5:38:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Timer ready? Go!: foreign countries and rich people gave millions to the Clinton Foundation and/or paid Bill big bucks to give speeches. In return, the State Department pushed policies favorable to them. And, stop! I timed that at exactly eleven seconds. On today's Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle made the absurd claim that the shady dealings described in Clinton Cash, officially out today, won't hurt Hillary much because they're too hard for Americans to understand. "I challenge you to explain in one or two minutes to, you know, anyone, what is going on here with the Clintons and all this foundation...
  • 'Hate Group' Blamed for ISIS Attack

    05/06/2015 5:36:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Liberals claim to be the world's boldest defenders of freedom of expression, which is, of course, nonsense. Here's another canard: Liberals also claim to be the most offended against anyone "blaming the victim." What liberals possess is an ideological system which identifies favored groups as victims and supports squelching the free speech of anyone challenging them. One of those favored groups is Muslims. Over the weekend, the American Freedom Defense Initiative held the Muhammad cartoon contest in Dallas, obviously a provocative event. But it wasn't meant to result in two Islamic extremists showing up with assault rifles, later shot to...
  • 2016 hopefuls split in budget vote

    05/06/2015 5:24:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/05/2015 | Jordain Carney
    Republican presidential hopefuls in the Senate split over their party's budget blueprint Tuesday, staking out different positions as they battle for the party’s nomination. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) were the only Republicans to side with Democrats and vote against the joint House-Senate budget, which passed in a 51-48 vote. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), two other White House contenders, voted in favor of the budget, as did all 24 Senate Republicans up for reelection in 2016. The joint House-Senate budget agreement would balance within 10 years, boost funding for the Pentagon by $38...
  • Panama officials at OTC say expanded canal could be a gateway to LNG business

    05/06/2015 5:17:28 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | May 5, 2015 | Robert Grattan
    HOUSTON — Panama is well positioned to serve as a distribution hub for the liquefied natural gas that will power Central America in the future, the country’s officials told attendees at Houston’s Offshore Technology Conference on Tuesday morning. The biggest advantage the country has is its namesake canal, an overseas shortcut linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, panelists said at the breakfast talk. The canal is currently too small to handle LNG tankers, but a multi-billion dollar expansion is in the works that will allow all but the largest gas-carrying ships to pass. The massive construction project was interrupted by...
  • Op-Ed: Pamela Geller’s War On Radical Islam And Everybody Else

    05/06/2015 5:15:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Israelnationalnews.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Jack Engelhard
    Have you hugged a Jihadist today? Everybody else has. Have you trashed Pamela Geller this morning? Welcome to the club. Pamela Geller made a mistake. She tested the First Amendment and the First Amendment lost.
  • Dow Chemical: New technology is helping oil companies recycle all of that fracking waste water

    05/06/2015 5:14:21 AM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | May 5, 2015 | Rhiannon Meyers
    Full Title Dow Chemical at OTC: New technology is helping oil companies recycle all of that fracking waste water HOUSTON — Facing environmental pressures and escalating costs, more oil companies are recycling and reusing the vast amounts of water used during hydraulic fracturing operations rather than hauling the liquid off to get injected underground. New technological advances have allowed oil companies to more easily convert drilling waste water to get reused in the oil patch, said Larry Ryan, president of Dow Chemical’s energy and water solutions business in an interview with Fuel Fix at the company’s booth at the Offshore...
  • Hillary's Armor

    05/06/2015 5:12:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | John Stossel
    "This vast right-wing conspiracy," Hillary Clinton said, "has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced." That was the "feminist" first lady's response when her husband was accused of having sex with a 21-year-old. Bill was more lawyerly. He said things like, "It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is." The Wall Street Journal's Kim Strassel suggests that the Clintons must have a Scandal Manual: "The standard operating procedure never changes." Forty years ago, Hillary would have us believe that she wasn't just the wife of a man running for Arkansas governor -- she was...
  • Pamela Geller Speaks at Brooklyn College, Speech, Q&A [VIDEO]

    05/06/2015 5:01:01 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 19 replies
    JihadWatchVideo ^ | 150423 | Pamela Geller
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  • McCain rules out immigration language in defense bill (Yup, he's up for reelection again!)

    05/06/2015 4:57:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/5/15 | Cristina Marcos and Martin Matishak
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Tuesday shot down a proposal that would move toward allowing some illegal immigrants to serve in the military. The Arizona Republican, who is up for reelection in 2016, said there is no way he will accept provisions like those being pushed in the House related to President Obama’s deferred deportation program. “We’re not doing anything on immigration on the NDAA,” McCain told The Hill, referring to legislation that authorizes spending levels for the military. McCain’s opposition could be a death knell for two provisions in the House’s draft of the National Defense...
  • Seattle ruling won’t derail Shell’s Arctic quest, executive vows

    05/06/2015 4:55:08 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    A ruling by the city of Seattle may throw a wrench into Shell’s Arctic drilling plans, but it won’t delay the company’s plans to bore two new wells in the Chukchi Sea this summer, a top executive vowed Tuesday. Although “it’s not my preferred approach . . . we have backup plans,” said Ann Pickard, Royal Dutch Shell’s executive vice president for the Arctic. “I don’t think this will delay the program.” At issue is Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s ruling this week that the city port must obtain a new land-use permit to serve as a home base for Shell’s...
  • What Assata Taught Me

    05/06/2015 4:54:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | mmay 6, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    "What Assata taught me" is the new "Hands up, don't shoot." For $35, you, too, can sport a politically correct black hoodie emblazoned with a fugitive convicted murderer's name. Assata's apparel is the new rage among perpetually enraged Baltimore and Ferguson social justice warriors. It won't be long now before hipster actresses and cable news progressives are Instagramming themselves wearing this latest entry in radical chic to show their "solidarity." Here's what Assata taught me: The left's sick fetish for cop-killers is still going strong after four decades of violence, bloodshed, bigotry and excuses. The timing couldn't be more blood-boiling....
  • Almost half of Israelis support making Victory Day a national holiday

    05/06/2015 4:52:27 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/04/2015 | Sam Sokol
    Almost of half of Israelis polled have expressed support for making, May 9, Victory Day, the Soviet commemoration marking the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, an Israeli holiday. Given the high number of Israelis of Russian and Ukrainian origin, the holiday is widely celebrated in Israel on an unofficial level though many Israelis are unaware “that the Jewish warriors’ contributions to the war efforts were a big part of the victory against Nazi Germany. There is a need for a call of action in order that this legacy will not be forgotten,” Victory Day Headquarters, an advocacy...
  • 2 workers dead, 10 hurt in Mexico oil rig accident

    05/06/2015 4:41:50 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | May 5, 2015 | Associated Press
    An accident on an oil well-maintenance platform killed two workers and injured 10 off Mexico’s coast on Tuesday, company officials reported, blaming the incident on the collapse of one of the rig’s legs. State oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said the Troll Solution rig was maneuvering to perform offshore maintenance at the time of the accident in the Bay of Campeche, in the Gulf of Mexico. Pemex blamed a structural failure in the leg. The rig was “listing” but had not sunk, the company said via Twitter.
  • Auburn woman files federal case against homosexuals

    05/06/2015 4:38:30 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 35 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 5/6/15 | Lori Pilger
    An Auburn woman calling herself an ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ, filed a federal lawsuit Friday against all homosexuals. Sylvia Driskell, 66, said in the suit that she is petitioning the U.S. District Court of Omaha to be heard "in the matter of homosexuality. Is homosexuality a sin, or not a sin?" In a seven-page letter framed as a lawsuit, she cited Bible passages that described homosexuality as an abomination and against nature, and she said never before has the nation or the state been "besiege(d) by sin." "Will all the judges of this nation judge God...
  • Does The New N-Word Start with a T?

    05/06/2015 4:30:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 57 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Bernard Goldberg
    ThugThere is a split in America and it’s as wide as the Grand Canyon. We can look at what’s been going on in Baltimore and depending on what team we’re on, we see what we want to see. Liberals, black and white, see poor people who have had enough. It wasn’t a riot to some on the left. It was an “uprising,” the actual word used by a left wing professor on CNN. Conservatives, yes, mainly white, but more than a few blacks too, see dysfunction. They see crime and drugs and kids dropping out of school. What entrepreneur, they...
  • NAZIS IN WEST AUSTRIA, BAVARIA GIVE UP; END SEEMS NEAR IN NORWAY (5/6/45)

    05/06/2015 4:29:56 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 6 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/6/45 | Drew Middleton, Dana Adams Schmidt, Warren Moscow, W.H. Lawrence, Charles Hurd, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Cartoonists are Controversial and Murderers are Moderate

    05/06/2015 4:28:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Controversial, intolerant and provocative. Mainstream media outlets broke out these three words to describe the “Draw the Prophet” contest, the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Pamela Geller.
  • In flood of subsea tools, shale-busting tech draws eyes at OTC

    05/06/2015 4:25:37 AM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | MAY 5, 2015 | Collin Eaton
    HOUSTON – High-horsepower pumps and big hydraulic fracturing trucks, the primary tools used to bust open U.S. shale rock, have carved out parking spaces of their own at the Offshore Technology Conference. They’re an attraction for foreign onlookers interested in the technology that brought a rush of American oil to market. But more and more, they’re a jumping off point for oil producers looking to break open hard sandstone reservoirs found in deeper offshore fields, like at Chevron’s Jack/St. Malo project in the Gulf of Mexico. Offshore producers have fractured conventional wells for decades, but advances in the landlocked U.S....
  • Poll: Bush trails most of GOP field in Iowa [Walker leads]

    05/06/2015 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    WPTZ ^ | May 6, 2015
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may be the most popular Republican presidential hopeful nationwide, but he trails his rivals badly in the critical state of Iowa, according to a new poll released Wednesday.... The top Republican in Iowa is Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who garnered support from 21% of those surveyed. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Marco Rubio of Florida, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are tightly packed for second place, each earned between 13% and 11% support. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who unveiled his campaign on Monday, tallied 7% of the vote....
  • ISIS calls for 'slaughter' of Pam Geller

    05/06/2015 4:21:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    ISIS terrorists have called for the “slaughter” of Pamela Geller, the organizer of the Texas “Draw Muhammad” event that left one officer injured and the two attackers dead. The terror group also claimed in a message on JustPasteIt to have 71 trained radicals in 15 different states, all ready to engage and fight. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s Email News Alerts! The message: “[We have] 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our...
  • EXCLUSIVE–Pamela Geller: Cowardly Conservatives ‘Accommodate the Leftist Media’ ...

    05/06/2015 4:11:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 5/6/2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    Breitbart News spoke with Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and blogger at Atlasshrugs.com, about her recent “Draw Muhammad” free speech art exhibit, which came under attack by Islamic radicals on Sunday in Garland, Texas. Geller discussed how much of the political left, Islamic totalitarians, and even some high-profile conservatives have attempted to equate her art exhibit with the actions of the AK47-weilding Islamic terrorists, who were shot dead in their botched attempt to commit mass murder. Geller talked about why drawing Muhammad is so controversial within Islam and how the media is capitulating to Sharia law...