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  • State Dept. Calls Ted Cruz’s Israel Comments ‘Ridiculous and Offensive’ (chortle)

    07/23/2014 6:25:27 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Mediaite ^ | 7/23/2014 | Matt Wilstein
    After the Federal Aviation Administration extended its ban on U.S. flights to Israel for another 24 hours Wednesday following reports of Hamas rockets falling close to the Tel Aviv airport, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a statement suggesting the decision had motives outside of just protecting the safety of American travelers. Asked about his statement at a briefing this afternoon, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf called his comments “ridiculous and offensive.” “Did President Obama Just Launch an Economic Boycott of Israel?” Cruz asked on his website, before answering his own question affirmatively. “The facts suggest that President Obama has just...
  • Islamic Cleric calls for Muslim fighters to join the fighting against...

    07/23/2014 6:19:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/23/2014 | Pamela Geller
    Islamic Jew-hatred and genocide — it’s an Islamic imperative.What Rabbi or Priest ever talks this way? Islam is not like other religions. “Jihadi cleric calls for Muslim fighters to join the fighting in Gaza,” J Post, July 23, 2014“Our heart yearns to arrive and fight the sons and brothers of the apes and pigs,” says rebel fighter. isis caliphate,”A new jihadi media outlet called Al-Fawaris released a video calling on Gazans to endure the military operation, saying that victory looms and that Muslims all over the world support them.According to a report published on Monday by the MEMRI (Middle East...
  • Muslims Are “Systematically Targeting Christians”

    07/23/2014 6:13:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/23/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Rep. Wolf from Virginia made a speech yesterday at the House of Representatives in which forewarned the country on the current genocide of Christians in Iraq. He stated:Mr. Speaker, the international legal definition of the crime of genocide is found in article II of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide.It says:Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the...
  • Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers

    07/23/2014 6:04:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 22 July 2014 | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    The extortion case against Thomas DiFiore, a reputed boss in the Bonanno crime family, encompassed thousands of pages of evidence, including surveillance photographs, cellphone and property records, and hundreds of hours of audio recordings. But even as Mr. DiFiore sat in a jail cell, sending nearly daily emails to his lawyers on his case and his deteriorating health, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn sought to add another layer of evidence: those very emails. The prosecutors informed Mr. DiFiore last month that they would be reading the emails sent to his lawyers from jail, potentially using his own words against him. Jailhouse...
  • Botched Lethal Injection Takes Nearly Two Hours to Kill Arizona Inmate

    07/23/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    A via The Verge ^ | July 23, 2014 | Nathan Ingraham
    An execution taking place in Arizona tonight appears to have gone horribly awry. According to a report from the Associated Press, inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood "gasped and snorted" and was still alive more than an hour after the execution began. Wood was not pronounced dead until 3:49PM MT, one hour and 57 minutes after the beginning of the procedure. Wood's lawyers filed an emergency appeal during the execution, noting that he was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour" but was still alive some 70 minutes after the execution began. The whole process should have taken 10 minutes, Wood's...
  • Russian soldiers VK-page (Russian Facebook) shows RUSSIA is shelling Ukraine with heavy artillery

    07/23/2014 6:01:58 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 2 replies
    Ukraine@War ^ | 7/23/2014 | Ukraine@War
    Valdimir Petrov found evidence of a Russian artillery unit shelling Ukrainian positions from Russian territory, because a soldier from this unit is posting photos on his VKontakte page (the Russian Facebook). Or course immediately after discovering this, his page has been deleted. But the info is still here:
  • New arrest is linked to gun used to kill officer after Boston Marathon attack

    07/23/2014 6:00:02 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise
    AP via FoxNews ^ | July 22, 2014 | no byline
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges. Stephen Silva made an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday on charges related to heroin trafficking and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number.
  • Will Obama Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory Over Hamas?

    07/23/2014 5:59:34 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/23/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Important columns by former attorney general Michael Mukasey and Caroline Glick make the point that in Israel’s defensive war against Hamas, the main thing to focus on is not the missiles; it’s the tunnels. Perhaps more significantly, they demonstrate that the Obama administration, in its mulish appeasement of the Muslim Brotherhood-Sunni supremacist axis that even Islamic governments (indeed, even the Saudis) are shunning, is subverting a golden opportunity to achieve decisive victory over Hamas – the necessary precondition if there is ever to be a stable Israeli-Palestinian settlement. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Judge Mukasey explains that Hamas’s strategic...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troop!! ~ 24 July 2014

    07/23/2014 5:59:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 18 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ K-9 COMPETITION Air Force Staff Sgt. Rocky Thompson takes his military working dog, Aron, through a window obstacle during the K-9 competition on Minot Air Force Base, ND, Aug. 14, 2013. Thompson, a military working dog handler, is assigned to the 319th Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristoffer Kaubisch Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. ASSAULT EXERCISE Army 1st Sgt. Kevin Mulcahey, left,...
  • Khamenei to Palestinian Arabs: Keep Fighting Israel

    07/23/2014 5:53:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 7/24/2014, 3:42 AM | Elad Benari and AFP
    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged Palestinian Arabs on Wednesday to keep fighting Israel, according to AFP. “The only way to deal with this savage regime is to continue resistance and armed struggle and extend it to the West Bank (Judea and Samaria -ed.),” the official IRNA news agency quoted Khamenei as saying. Iran, which does not recognize Israel, is a supporter of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups that have been at the forefront of the fighting in Gaza. …
  • Rely on deterrence, not on understandings with Hamas

    07/23/2014 5:51:00 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 3 replies
    YNet News ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Nahum Barnea
    Here's an idea the cabinet may find interesting: Within two or three days, when the IDF completes its work on the tunnels leading to Israeli territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon will announce that Operation Protective Edge has ended, and that a new operation is underway. From now on, Israel is taking initiative into its own hands: It is removing the ground forces, but if Hamas continues to launch rockets, it will pursue and even intensify the Air Force bombings, or the artillery fire. When it wants to, it will send ground forces back into Gaza....
  • DOD to provide space for 5,000 more migrant children until next year

    07/23/2014 5:45:43 PM PDT · by llevrok · 9 replies
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will provide housing space for up to an additional 5,000 unaccompanied Central American children who have illegally come across the border, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said Wednesday. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel signed the authorization last week at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services. Hagel’s order also extends the housing assistance mission to Jan. 31, 2015. In May, the Pentagon committed to providing space to up to 3,600 children for 120 days. There are 2,500 children being housed at Fort Sill, Okla., Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lackland Air...
  • Rob Portman's Field of Dreams

    07/23/2014 5:41:25 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 1 replies
    National Review (Corner) ^ | 7/23/14 | Henry Olsen
    Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal op-ed by a potential GOP presidential candidate, Ohio senator Rob Portman, brings to mind a quote from the movie Field of Dreams. At the end of the movie, Ray Kinsella angrily confronts the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson when the player refuses to let Ray come with him. “What’s in it for me?” Kinsella cries. I fear that will be the reaction among working-class whites in Ohio and other industrial Midwest states if the agenda the senator lays out is all that’s on offer in 2016. According to exit polls, whites without a college degree easily...
  • Russian Inmates to Build Bridge to Crimea

    07/23/2014 5:40:04 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 3 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 7/23/2014 | Moscow Times
    Russia's Federal Penal Service said that the country's inmates would soon be contributing to public works including the construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge to Crimea and a cleanup operation in the Sochi region, the Kommersant newspaper reported Wednesday.
  • Signs of donor fatigue at Obama's Bay Area fundraisers

    07/23/2014 5:33:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Carla Marinucci
    LOS ALTOS HILLS -- President Obama hit the Bay Area for a fast cash-and-grab fundraising drive Wednesday, but there were signs that even in one of the nation's most reliable Democratic ATMs, donor fatigue is setting in. There was no listed price for tickets for Obama's morning appearance at a roundtable in San Francisco for the House Majority PAC - the type of intimate gathering for which admission is usually $32,400 per person, the legal maximum. Some donors said tickets had been offered for a deep discount. And in Los Altos Hills, the heart of Silicon Valley big money, the...
  • Top Ebola Doctor in Sierra Leone Contracts Virus

    07/23/2014 5:09:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 23, 2014 | JESSICA FIRGER
    A physician at the helm of Sierra Leone's efforts to contain and control the Ebola epidemic has just been diagnosed with the virus, according to reports from Reuters and the BBC. Sheik Umar Khan, a virologist, has treated more than 100 patients with the deadly disease and was admitted earlier this week to a high containment treatment facility, according to a statement released on Tuesday by the government. A source inside the ward told Reuters that the doctor is receiving treatment, though no details were given on his current state of health. Health Minister Miatta Kargbo called Khan a "national...
  • Israel singles out Qatar as key Hamas terror sponsor

    07/23/2014 5:08:41 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 23 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Elhanan Miller
    Gulf emirate is branded the villain behind Hamas belligerence, with PM’s former security adviser saying it funds tunnel diggers and rocket launchers. President Shimon Peres accused Qatar on Wednesday of becoming “the world’s largest funder of terror” due to its financial support for Hamas in Gaza. “Qatar does not have the right to send money for rockets and tunnels which are fired at innocent civilians,” the outgoing statesman told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Jerusalem. “Their funding of terror must stop. If they want to build then they should, but they must not be allowed to destroy.” Qatar’s recently...
  • Sorry Billy, If You Like 'Thomas The Tank Engine', You're a RACIST! (Liberal insanity)

    07/23/2014 5:08:05 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 20 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-23-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsIt's all about race.Everything, that is. Just when you think it's ok for your child to enjoy an innocent, wholesome cartoon that has been thrilling little tikes for seven decades, you find out that it's -- what else? -- RACIST! That is, according to the ridiculous screed of Tracy van Slyke, of The Guardian, which is so stupid it just must be a joke. Right? Wrong! She's serious. Check out what she said about the evil Thomas the Tank Engine: For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I’d like to...
  • Don't Put Undocumented Immigrants in Idaho, Otter Tells Feds

    07/23/2014 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Twin Falls Times-News ^ | July 23, 2014 | By Nathan Brown
    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter sent a letter to federal officials Wednesday voicing his opposition to using the state as "a destination or a staging area for the influx of unaccompanied and illegal immigrants entering the United States through our southern border." In the letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Otter blames the federal government for creating the current crisis at the border, and says Congress needs to take action to enforce the law. "Idaho will not open itself to the unwelcome challenges...
  • Examples of Serious Crimes by Illegal Aliens

    07/23/2014 5:01:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    Examples of Serious Crimes of Illegal Aliens The information below is taken from news sources. The aliens in these reports were all identified as being in the country illegally, and many of them had come into the hands of law enforcement agencies prior to the crime that is described below, but the alien was not deported or in some cases was deported but reentered the country. These cases are listed as a demonstration that better prevention of illegal immigration is a public safety issue even though these cases are not representative of the illegal alien population in general. These cases...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli “war crimes” in Gaza

    07/23/2014 4:59:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 7/23/14 | Robert Spencer
    “Once again, this Council fails to address the situation in Israel and in the Palestinian territories with any semblance of balance. There is no mention of indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas into Israel or the tunnels used to cause mayhem.” It is good to see someone from the Obama Administration actually speaking the truth about Israel. “U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza,” by Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles, Reuters, July 23, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth): GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) – The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may...
  • Chikungunya continues to spread across the U.S., infecting nearly 600

    07/23/2014 4:58:43 PM PDT · by mykroar · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Meredith Engel
    More cases of chikungunya, a painful virus spread by mosquitos, are being reported across the country. The Centers for Disease Control has listed a total of 497 cases in the U.S. in 35 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, 197 locally transmitted. Examiner.com reports that other state and local health agencies noted 40 cases, bringing the total to 537. The outbreak is due to a recent epidemic that started late last year in the Caribbean. The first two locally transmitted stateside cases were reported in Florida late last week. "The arrival of chikungunya virus, first in the tropical Americas...
  • REPORT: OBAMA ADMIN. WARNED ABOUT MIGRANT CRISIS IN 2011

    07/23/2014 4:53:27 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Tony Lee
    The Obama administration may have known as early as three years ago that an influx of illegal immigrant children from Central America would be on its way.
  • SUDANESE CLERIC: "MUHAMMAD SAID IT IS A DUTY TO FIGHT AND TARGET AMERICA"

    07/23/2014 4:49:16 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Francis Martel
    In a sermon delivered on June 20, Sudanese cleric Muhammad Ali al-Jazouli told his congregation to target and kill American men, women, and children, insisting that the Prophet Muhammad had called for war on America and that those killed by American forces would receive "144 black-eyed virgins" in the afterlife.
  • Dutch Push for International Protection Force to Secure Flight MH17 Crash Scene

    07/23/2014 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | COLUM LYNCH
    The Dutch and Australian governments are exploring a plan to send an armed multinational protection force to a pro-separatist enclave in eastern Ukraine to secure the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed after being shot down by a missile, killing all 298 people on board, according to U.N.-based diplomats and officials. The two countries suffered the greatest casualties in the July 17 tragedy, with 193 Dutch and 37 Australian citizens and residents killed in the downing of the flight, which was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam. .... A shocked and angry Netherlands observed a national day of...
  • Bibi & Bloomberg at Ben Gurion Airport 7/23/14 (Video with partial transcript)

    07/23/2014 4:45:32 PM PDT · by bd476 · 22 replies
    You Tube h/t Yossi Gestetner ^ | July 23, 2014 | Partial transcript by bd476
    This is a good video, only 2 minutes and 45 seconds long and in the last part, around 45 seconds long, Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu speaks in Hebrew. Note: I added bold highlights to denote words heard emphasized in the spoken discussion between Bloomberg and Netanyahu. Michael Bloomberg is shown de-planing from El Al Airlines. Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu greets Bloomberg warmly, both men shake hands, then hug after Bloomberg has descended to the bottom of the plane's steps. Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu formally and warmly welcomes Michael Bloomberg to Israel. After welcoming Bloomberg as "a...
  • Brazoria County angry over Washington’s silence about undocumented children

    07/23/2014 4:44:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    KHOU 11 News ^ | July 23, 2014 | by Marcelino Benito
    MANVEL, Texas -- It's a small rural town stuck in a county that just made it clear undocumented children aren't welcome here, but the possibility they could be moving in to the Shiloh Treatment Center, an older facility along Bahler Avenue in Manvel is very real. "They're trying to squeeze them in anywhere they can," said Manvel resident Brian Priest. We searched federal records and found Shiloh’s received a little over $5 million in grant money. That money is coming from the US Office of Refugee Resettlement. That's the same group in charge of placing thousands of undocumented children crossing...
  • The moment when the motorcade of first 40 MH17 victims pass through Holland

    07/23/2014 4:41:45 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    The moment when the motorcade of first 40 MH17 victims pass through Holland. Part of channel(s): Malaysia 777 Shot Down in Ukraine (current event) Makes it very real.. Speechless. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b4f_1406136210#5jmmYJOTlPCvwXRK.99
  • 551-Pound Man Wanted House Arrest Sentence Reduced For Being Too Heavy To Leave Home

    07/23/2014 4:38:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 23, 2014
    A 551-pound man wanted his house arrest sentence to be reduced because he is too heavy to leave his home anyway. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Steven Goodman, 70, received that sentence in August 2012 for supplying more than 1 million oxycodone and other prescription pills to “pain management” clinics rub by Christopher and Jeffrey George Wellington. The Wellington twins are currently serving 14 and 15-and-a-half years respectfully for disbursing illegal pills at clinics in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Wilton Manors. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra, who sentenced Goodman, was unmoved by Goodman’s request. Goodman was...
  • Veteran Claims He Was Locked Inside VA Clinic By Himself For Hours

    07/23/2014 4:31:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 23, 2014
    A veteran is extremely disappointed with the Veterans Administration after he says he was locked inside a community clinic for hours on Monday. Jeffrey Duck explained that he arrived at the clinic located on South Volusia Ave. at 1 p.m. as a “walk in” patient. The Marine veteran sat in a consultation room for more than three hours before he realized he was the only one left in the building. “I was apparently left there and forgotten,” Duck told WKMG. Duck began taking video of him walking around the lobby with his cellphone to show that he wasn’t trying to...
  • In Oakland, Hillary Clinton touts talking to children

    07/23/2014 4:21:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 23, 2014 | by John Wildermuth
    OAKLAND -- Wednesday was a day off from politics for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who spent the morning in Oakland with babies, small children and their parents, talking about talking. It was the local kickoff for the "Too Small to Fail" campaign, an early childhood education effort designed to let parents know that talking is teaching when it comes to the youngest children.
  • Purged by ISIS, Iraq's Christians appeal to world for help

    07/23/2014 4:20:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 23, 2014
    Iraqi Christians are begging for help from the civilized world after Mosul, the northern city where they have lived and worshiped for 2,000 years, was purged of non-Muslims by ISIS, the jihadist terror group that claims to have established its own nation in the region. Assyrian Christians, including Chaldean and Syriac Catholics, Syriac Orthodox and followers of the Assyrian Church of the East have roots in present day Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran that stretch back to the time of Jesus Christ. While they have long been a minority and have faced persecution in the past, they had never been...
  • House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations

    07/23/2014 4:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    House Republicans will call Wednesday for decisive action to end the border crisis, proposing a deployment of National Guard troops and accelerated deportation hearings for unaccompanied children inundating the U.S., said a Capitol Hill aide familiar with the plan. The proposals from a task force will aim to fix the most urgent problems quickly, “stemming the flow of [unaccompanied alien children] and securing the border right now,” the Republican aide said. “This is about solutions right now.” Several of the recommendations focus on expediting the immigration hearing process for the unaccompanied alien children. Otherwise, most of them could stay in...
  • ‘Don’t kill the Internet,’ protesters urge Obama in Los Altos

    07/23/2014 4:16:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 23, 2014 | By Joe Garofoli
    While President Obama was raising hundreds of thousands of dollars at two Bay Area fundraisers Wednesdays, protesters urged him to keep a promise he made to ensure that the Internet remains a level playing field. Back in 2007, then-candidate Obama said during a campaign stop at Google that as president he would “take a backseat to no one” in terms of his commitment to preserving net neutrality. But Obama’s appointments to the Federal Communications Commission don’t back up that commitment. In May, three Democrats he appointed to the agency voted to allow broadband carriers to provide an online “fast lane”...
  • Senator Says He Had PTSD When He Wrote Thesis

    07/23/2014 4:12:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 23, 2014
    Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers. The Democrat said Wednesday he was on medication and being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in Iraq when he wrote the paper. He said he also was dealing with the stress of a fellow veteran's recent suicide. Walsh said he made an unintentional mistake and did not intend to plagiarize. "I don't want to blame my mistake on PTSD, but I do want to say it may have been a factor,"...
  • ‘Made in the USA’ Labels Not Verified, Says FTC

    07/23/2014 4:10:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jul 23 2014 3:55PM
    The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on the company issuing “Made in USA” certification seals, alleging that the company is letting partners use the seal without checking that the products were in fact made in the United States. […] “The guidelines say it has to be virtually, entirely made in the USA,” (former prosecutor Jonna Spilbor) said. “And yes, it’s hard. But don’t make money from selling the license if you can’t get enough people to comply with it.” …
  • What If They Were Refugees?

    07/23/2014 4:03:55 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/21/2014 | Mark Krikorian
    The party line of the anti-borders Left regarding the “unaccompanied” minors surging across the border into South Texas is that they’re “refugees” fleeing violence and persecution, ---SNIP--- that’s only the case for the first safe country the refugee enters. He shouldn’t even be allowed to apply for asylum if he passed through other countries. Asylum is for people willing to go anywhere to get out of where they are; just as a drowning man doesn’t pick and choose among life preservers he sees in the water, a genuine asylum-seeker doesn’t pick and choose among countries.
  • State Dept. Official: ISIS No Longer a Terrorist Group But ‘A Full-Blown Army’

    07/23/2014 3:56:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 23, 2014 - 12:58 PM | Penny Starr
    A State Department official who just returned from a seven-week trip to Iraq, said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—or the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL)—is no longer just a terrorist group. “ISIL is no longer simply a terrorist organization,” Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran at the U.S. Department of State, said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday. “It is now a full-blown army seeking to establish a self-governing state through the Tigress (sic) and Euphrates Valley in what is now Syria and Iraq.” …
  • Obama Talks Tough, But Putin Doesn't Look Scared

    07/23/2014 3:48:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Just three days after President Obama delivered his "get tough" speech on Ukraine aimed squarely at Vladimir Putin, Russia's president has responded — not with words, but deeds. Obama has been lauded for his speech on Monday regarding Russia's role in downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, killing 298 people. "Russia has extraordinary influence over these (Russian) separatists," the commander-in-chief said sternly. "No one denies that. Russia has urged them on. Russia has trained them. We know that Russia has armed them with military equipment and weapons, including anti-aircraft weapons. Key separatist leaders are Russian citizens." Sounds like he was...
  • AR-15 Found In PA Lake While Fishing (so Boating Accidents DO happen!)

    07/23/2014 3:44:10 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Anyone lose their AR-15 during an unfortunate “boating accident” recently? No really, did anyone lose an AR? Someone on Reddit posted about an AR-15 that was found while fishing at Red Hill Dam in Pennsylvania. It’s a pretty nice AR too, from another Redditor’s post in the thread: The rifle itself is a base-model E-series (thanks sh3llsh0ck!) Ruger SR-556. Considering the handguard, upper receiver, and lower receiver are all comprised of aluminum, it’s no surprise that it looks so clean. The rust evident on the barrel and gas block is significant enough to suggest that the rifle is probably ruined...
  • (POLL) Did You Think Tony Dungy’s Comments on Michael Sam Were Out of Line???

    07/23/2014 3:37:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 21, 2014
    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Tony Dungy told the Tampa Tribune that he would NOT have drafted Michael Sam if he were still coaching. “I wouldn’t have taken him,’’ said former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. “It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.’ What are your thoughts on Coach Dungy’s statements???
  • Germany puts 700,000 WWI docs online

    07/23/2014 3:36:07 PM PDT · by fso301 · 15 replies
    The Local ^ | 07/23/2014 | Staff Writers
    More than 700,000 records relating to WWI, as well as photos, films and audio recordings were made accessible on a new portal on the Federal Archive's website. The collection includes private material as well as files of military and civilian authorities, records left by politicians and military officers, documentaries and propaganda films. Access to the complete archive is free. The archive will also help people compiling family histories, say curators, since it has extensive information about locations where individual soldiers served. It also contains letters written to and by combatants in the war, which began on July 28, 1914, and...
  • 'Their God changes path of rockets in mid-air'

    07/23/2014 3:35:58 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    WND ^ | June 23 , 2014 | Joe Kovacs
    “We do aim them, but their God changes their path in mid-air.”
  • Muslim cleric: “Oh our brothers in Gaza, know that you are fighting an enemy following Satan’s path”

    07/23/2014 3:22:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | July 23, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Oh our brothers in Gaza, know that you are fighting an enemy following Satan’s path, whereas you are fighting in the way of [Allah] the merciful,’ Maqdisi said.
  • European airlines extend Ben-Gurion flights ban as Israel mulls diverting plans to Eilat

    07/23/2014 3:19:55 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 20 replies
    YNet News ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Germany's Lufthansa and Air Berlin extended their cancelations through Thursday and Air France said it was suspending its flights "until further notice." Polish state airline LOT also said Wednesday that it has suspended its flights to Israel from Warsaw until Monday because of concern for passengers' safety. "This is caused by the tense situation in the region," LOT added in a statement. "The connection will be re-established as soon as possible and when...
  • Democratic Senator Hit With Plagiarism Allegations

    07/23/2014 3:09:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it seems “Papergate” just ensnared Montana Democratic Senator John Walsh. Mr. Walsh was appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock to replace outgoing Sen. Max Baucus, who decided to become the Obama administration’s Ambassador to China. Walsh is described by the New York Times as having something the Democrats lack in their political ranks: a seasoned military record. Walsh is a decorated Iraq War veteran, but his reputation might be marred by a final term paper he wrote in obtaining his master’s degree, where a substantial portion was written without crediting anyone (via NYT): An examination of the final paper required...
  • The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing

    07/23/2014 3:03:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 22, 2014 | Josh Kraushaar
    When writing about politics, it's all too frequent to use terminology that often obscures more than elucidates. That's especially true when it comes to the word "wave"—shorthand for a landslide victory for the winning party. I've argued before that the likelihood of 2014 being a wave election has been rising, given the president's consistently low approval ratings and the fact that Republicans are running evenly on the generic ballot (which usually translates into a clear GOP edge) and that the right-track/wrong-track numbers are near historic lows. All these big-picture signs are ominous for the party in power.
  • ‘Operation Normandy’ set to send 3,500 volunteers to border to ‘stop an invasion’

    07/23/2014 3:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Jim Gilchrist — one of the founders of the Minutemen Project — said he’s reaching out across America to recruit at least 3,500 volunteers who will go to the border to patrol and cover the “porous areas” between San Diego and Brownsville, Texas. The campaign is called “Operation Normandy,” and it’s set for May 1, 2015, Raw Story reported. “If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be,” Mr. Gilchrist said, Raw Story reported. “However, there is one difference. We are not going...
  • Fox News Poll: 58 percent say Obama administration incompetent at managing gov't

    07/23/2014 3:00:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 23, 2014
    Has the Obama administration competently and effectively managed the government? A Fox News poll released Wednesday finds a majority of American voters says no -- including about a third of Democrats. A 58-percent majority says the White House has not been competent at managing the federal government. Some 32 percent of Democrats join 67 percent of independents and 84 percent of Republicans in holding that view.
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Joe Carr for Senate Against Lamar Alexander

    07/23/2014 2:55:50 PM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July23, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed conservative Tennessee state representative Joe Carr in his primary bid to oust incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN). Carr has been hammering Alexander before the August 7th primary for voting for the Senate's Gang of Eight comprehensive amnesty bill even after he was warned by law enforcement officials that it would exacerbate the border crisis. Even Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) voted against the final bill. Palin thanked Alexander for his service and then promptly said it is time for new leaders who will have the guts to tell the Obama administration, "no mas."...