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  • Lithuania’s decision to boycott Russian Victory Day parade “in line with foreign policy”

    05/03/2015 8:22:53 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    The Baltic Times ^ | 2015-05-02 | George East
    Lithuanian political scientist Raimundas Lopata believes Lithuania’s decision to completely boycott the Russian Victory Day military parade on May 9, is “in line with Lithuania’s declared foreign policy attitudes” towards the Vladimir Putin-led Russian government. The Victory Day parade is the Russian Federation’s equivalent of V.E. day and takes place in Moscow’s Red Square. The 2015 edition will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union’s war with Nazi Germany. As a result of Western sanctions on Russia following the MH17 disaster in July 2014, most EU and Western leaders will not attend this year’s Victory Day....
  • FBI Hands Over 5000 Pages Of Stingray Info To MuckRock, Redacts Nearly All Of It

    05/03/2015 8:20:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum
    TechDirt.com ^ | 3 May 2015
    MuckRock has obtained a whole stack of Stingray-related documents from the FBI. As is to be expected, there's not much left unsaid by the agency, which is at least as protective of its own Stingray secrecy as it is with that of law enforcement agencies all over the US. There's nearly 5,000 pages of "material" here, most of which contains only some intriguing words and phrases surrounded by page after page of redactions. Want to know [REDACTED]'s thoughts on the possible legal implications of Triggerfish? Just close your eyes and allow your imagination to run free. Here's a quick reference...
  • HYPERSEXUALIZED: What are we letting the media do to our children?

    05/03/2015 7:35:42 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 23, 2014 | Unknown
    Pretty shocking summary of themes we hear about and themes we hear snippets about. Unless you study these topics and are already familiar, you will likely be shocked. If you have children or grandchildren, this will kick you in the gut. 38 Mins. View here.
  • Russian Fighting For Ukraine Refuses To 'Die With A Russian Passport'

    05/03/2015 7:32:39 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Cristian Jereghi is a Russian citizen. For a few more days, at any rate. A born and bred Muscovite, he is about to receive Ukrainian citizenship as a reward for fighting pro-Russian separatists in the county's east. Jereghi, 25, says he decided to break ties with his native country after witnessing firsthand what he describes as Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine. "I'm renouncing my Russian citizenship," he says. "I will send my passport back to the Russian Consulate in a pretty envelope." While a number of Russian citizens are known to have joined the insurgency in eastern Ukraine, reports of...
  • Analysis: Syria's al-Assad regime in trouble

    05/03/2015 7:28:29 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun May 3, 2015 | Nick Paton Walsh
    (CNN)A series of victories by Islamist rebels against the Syrian regime is raising the prospect of a sea change in the momentum of a war in which the endurance of Bashar al-Assad has for years seemed to many as a given. Substantial territorial losses by the regime in the northern city of Jisr-el-Shugur and beyond, after the city of Idlib also fell to rebels, coupled with a relatively successful series of advances around the southwest of Damascus, are the result of new levels of cooperation among rebel groups that have spent the past years fighting each other for supremacy, to...
  • 10 Reasons Ted Cruz Would Make a Great President

    05/03/2015 7:15:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 30 Mar 2015
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first candidate last week to announce his intention to seek the 2016 Republican nomination. Here are 10 reasons Cruz, who's already drawing praise from the conservative base, would make a great president. 1. Cruz has strong Tea Party support, which could stimulate renewed grassroots participation, engaging more voters in the democratic process. 2. Cruz is a leader who is not afraid to stand on principle, fight difficult fights, speak out for what he believes in, and buck Washington politics. His high-profile battles in the Senate over Obamacare and immigration serve as two examples. 3....
  • WRIT OF CERTIORARI MOTION FOR RECUSAL OF JUSTICES RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND ELENA KAGAN

    05/03/2015 7:07:16 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 15 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | May 1, 2015 | Steven F. Hotze, M.D
    Two Supreme Court Judges Should Recuse themselves from Same Sex Marriage Debate NOS. 14-556, 14-562, 14-571, 14-574 (CONSOLIDATED) IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES JAMES OBERGEFELL, ET AL., Petitioners, v. RICHARD HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO DEP'T OF HEALTH, ET AL., Respondents. ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT MOTION OF STEVEN F. HOTZE, M.D. FOR RECUSAL OF JUSTICES RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND ELENA KAGAN
  • Texas governor asks state guard to monitor Army training amid suspicions of US government

    05/03/2015 7:05:07 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28, 2015 | Associated Press (AP)
    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the state guard to monitor a U.S. military training exercise dubbed "Jade Helm 15" amid some residents' suspicions of the U.S. government's plan. Abbott's request Tuesday comes after some residents in Bastrop County questioned a U.S. Army commander during a town meeting about whether the government was planning to confiscate guns or implement martial law.
  • Bill Shorten paying for being too safe (Australia's socialist opposition begins to slide)

    05/03/2015 6:50:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 4th May 2015 | Andrew Bolt
    IN January, Tony Abbott seemed finished as Prime Minister. But how things have changed. Now the leader under pressure is Labor’s Bill Shorten. Just ask his smiling deputy, Tanya Plibersek. The mischief began last week, with Shorten away and Plibersek acting leader. First, Plibersek declared Labor should now force its politicians to vote for gay marriage, rather than allow a conscience vote. Many Labor MPs were outraged. MPs — including devout Christians — who would feel morally obliged to vote against party policy could be expelled under Labor’s rules. Labor could split. Shorten, on his return, quickly rejected Plibersek’s bullying...
  • Ted Cruz: Dems and Big Business Joining to Attack Religious Freedom Is ‘A Perfect Storm’

    05/03/2015 6:48:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 21 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 5/3/2015 | Wiiliam Bigelow
    On Saturday at South Carolina Republican Party’s annual convention, Sen. Ted Cruz, who recently won two straw polls in two of South Carolina’s biggest counties, forcefully attacked big business for its collusion with the Democratic Party in attacking Indiana’s religious liberty law. He also slammed the Obama administration for its intrusion on Americans’s liberty. Speaking on the brouhaha raised after Indiana passed its Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Cruz said bluntly that the cooperation of the Democratic Party and businesses that threatened Indiana over the law was a “perfect storm of the Democratic Party and big business coming together.” Indiana’s law...
  • Gunmen open fire outside 'Muhammad Art Exhibit' at Garland ISD facility, police say (Dallas)

    05/03/2015 6:45:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 5/3/15 | Staff Reports
    Two gunmen opened fire Sunday evening outside a contest for cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad at Garland ISD's Curtis Culwell Center, police said. The two men pulled up in a vehicle and shot a Garland ISD officer. The men were fatally shot by Garland police, and their bodies remain on the street outside the events center. The security officer's wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, but he had been hospitalized. No one was being allowed to leave the facility, where an art show centering on caricatures of Muhammad was being held. Nearby businesses, including a Walmart and Sam's Club,...
  • FALL OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION' AT HAND

    05/03/2015 6:36:44 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 51 replies
    World News Daily ^ | May 3, 2015 | BOB UNRUH
    Dr. James Dobson, who founded the highly influential groups Focus on the Family and Family Research Council and now runs Family Talk Radio, is warning that if the U.S. Supreme Court redefines marriage as analysts predict, the ruling will presage the “fall of Western civilization.” “I do not recall a time when the institutions of marriage and the family have faced such peril, or when the forces arrayed against them were more formidable or determined,” he writes in a letter distributed to his hundreds of thousands of supporters. “Barring a miracle, the family that has existed since antiquity will likely...
  • Shooting at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

    05/03/2015 6:04:40 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 86 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 minutes ago | Yahoo
    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — A contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb is on lockdown after authorities reported a shooting outside the building. An officer dressed in SWAT gear took the stage toward the end of the event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland and told attendees, including an Associated Press reporter, that a shooting had occurred. He said one officer and two suspects were shot. It wasn't immediately clear if the shooting was related to the event.
  • Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president

    05/03/2015 5:45:56 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 95 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/03/2015 | Steve Peoples
    Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Carson, who has never run for public office, is expected to be the only high-profile African-American to enter the GOP’s presidential primary as he tries to parlay his success as an author and speaker into a competitive campaign against established politicians. “I’m willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America,” he said in an interview aired Sunday night by Ohio’s WKRC television station. He is set to make...
  • Two shot near Garland events center (Possibly Had Explosives outside Muhammad art exhibit)

    05/03/2015 5:21:26 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 146 replies
    WFAA ^ | 5/3/2015 | WFAA Staff
    Two men were shot in a parking lot outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Sunday afternoon, SWAT officials told News 8. Those men possibly had explosives on them, SWAT officials said. Everyone at the center, which was hosting a Muhammad Art exhibit, was told to find a safe place inside the building. SWAT members were at the scene for the event.
  • Cruz recruited 'bad boy’ to run presidential campaign

    05/03/2015 5:17:35 PM PDT · by VinL · 40 replies
    ExpressNews ^ | 5/3/2015 | Kevin Diaz,
    When Sen. Ted Cruz brought national campaign consultant Jeff Roe to Houston to run his insurgent campaign for president, he knew he was getting the “bad boy” of Missouri politics. He knew from experience, having himself felt the bad boy’s sting. In 2012, during his high-stakes battle with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for the GOP nomination in Texas’ U.S. Senate race, his likeness was plastered over a Chinese flag in an eye-popping pamphlet attacking Cruz’s past legal representation of a company with ties to the Chinese government. “Mr. Cruz betrayed our country,” the pamphlet read. The man behind the attack...
  • The Continuity Of Government – The Mystery Of Peters Mountain

    05/03/2015 5:14:44 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | May 3 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    A friend sent me an article from Zero Hedge that I find intriguing and it raises far more questions than answers. I did not know that there was something called a PreparAthon held by FEMA on April 30th. Did you? Supposedly the nationwide drills are for – get this – the catastrophic consequences of global warming. Right. Sure it is. I suspect that propagandic line is for the rubes, when in fact what the feds fear the most is an EMP attack or a massive cyber attack. DHS was just all abuzz over this drill evidently. But what caught my...
  • Gun Talk Radio 5/3/15

    05/03/2015 4:57:49 PM PDT · by mylife · 64 replies
    gun talk radio ^ | 5/3/15 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 5/3/15~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream HereOr the WEZS feed Here
  • Why the CVS Burned

    05/03/2015 4:55:05 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 92 replies
    Slate ^ | May 1 2015 | Louis Hyman
    The rioting in Baltimore wasn’t hooliganism. It was a protest against the depredations of the ghetto economy. Most people can sympathize with the anger on display this week in the streets of Baltimore. It’s relatively easy to feel compassion for people who’ve suffered police brutality and abject poverty, even if you’ve never experienced either. Looting and burning is harder to understand, since torching a CVS store would hardly seem to have anything to do with protesting the actions of the Baltimore Police Department. President Obama decried the Baltimore riots as “senseless violence and destruction.” Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake also despaired...
  • Earthquake Swarm, Including Magnitude 4.0, Shakes East Bay Cities

    05/03/2015 4:44:44 PM PDT · by John W · 20 replies
    KPIX San Francisco ^ | May 3, 2015 | AP/CBS
    CONCORD (CBS/AP) — A string of moderate earthquakes has rattled the East Bay Sunday, shaking buildings. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 hit at 2:13 p.m. Sunday. It was centered a mile south of Concord. Three smaller quakes shook the area in the moments before and after the larger one. A magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit at 2:01 p.m., followed by the 4.0 at 2:13, and a 2.7 magnitude quake at 2:14 p.m. A magnitude 2.4 shook the area again at 2:28 p.m. A magnitude...
  • Report: Netanyahu rejected Kerry visit after election win

    05/03/2015 4:15:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3 May 2015
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal to visit Israel following his election win in March and told him instead to come only after the new government was formed. According to a report on Israel's Channel 2, immediately after Israel's general election on March 17, Kerry proposed that he would visit the Jewish state in order to advance various regional issues.  The Prime Minister's Office did not confirm the report on Sunday evening.  Relations between Netanyahu and the administration of US President Barack Obama have been tense over the last few months. On Election Day Netanyahu...
  • Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    05/03/2015 3:37:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3 May 2015 | New York Post
    The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical-fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned.Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has revealed.“They’re going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard,” said the insider, who is familiar with the training.Upon graduation, Wax would be assigned to a firehouse and...
  • Jack Kelly: Blame the Democrats for Baltimore

    05/03/2015 3:34:53 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    Post Gazette ^ | 5-3-15 | Jack Kelly
    “I think we, as a country, have to do some soul searching” about the rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. Bunk. “We, as a country” are not to blame. First and foremost, blame resides with the thugs who looted stores, burned buildings and automobiles, and assaulted police officers and shopkeepers. Next in order of culpability are the politicians whose belated and timid response allowed the thugs to run amok. The conduct of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has been especially appalling. When violence broke out April 25, city officials protected those who protested peacefully the death in police custody of...
  • earthquake norcal

    05/03/2015 3:12:46 PM PDT · by ggrrrrr23456 · 89 replies
    just felt a shake here in the east bay...
  • To win convictions, prosecutors must get inside heads of Baltimore officers

    05/03/2015 3:00:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    http://www.latimes.com/ ^ | May 3, 2015 | Victoria Kim,David Zucchino
    Prosecutors seeking to convict six Baltimore officers in the death of a young black man severely injured while in police custody will focus not on what the officers did but on what they allegedly failed to do: provide medical attention to 25-year-old Freddie Gray inside a police van on April 12.
  • Schweizer: I’m Skeptical of Wealth Accumulation of All Elected Officials

    05/03/2015 12:44:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz,” “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer said he is motivated by making sure the “wealth accumulation by elected officials” is legitimate. When asked if he felt the mainstream media was giving him a harder time because he is going after the Clintons? Schweizer said, “I think there’s a certain element of that, yes. I think part of it is because there have been a lot of scandal books, so-called scandal books in the past. But I also think there’s this sense that they’re looking for political motivation in what I’m doing. And, you know, I...
  • FEC Chair Has Pretty Much Given Up Enforcing Finance Rules

    05/03/2015 12:34:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2015-05-03 | Evan McMurry
    Federal Election Commission chair Ann Ravel told the New York Times Sunday that she has “largely given up hope of reining in abuses in the 2016 presidential campaign.”“The likelihood of the laws being enforced is slim,” she said. “I never want to give up, but I’m not under any illusions. People think the F.E.C. is dysfunctional. It’s worse than dysfunctional.”This obviously reflects the deluge of spending since the Citizens United decision. But per the Times it is also indicative of the partisan split between the FEC board members, who continually deadlock in 3-3 votes. This leaves the commission ineffective...
  • Musician Moby Attacks ‘Racist, Xenophobic, Ignorant, Armed’ Republicans

    05/03/2015 12:32:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-05-03 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Electronic music pioneer Moby (real name Richard Melville Hall) went on quite the Twitter tirade on Saturday, railing against “racist, xenophobic, ignorant” Republicans who “support war” and “hate immigrants.” The musician, who has campaigned for and written open letters to President Obama, began his rant in standard fashion, calling Republicans “loathsome” and linking to a Los Angeles Times article about NASA funding:
  • A brave Baltimore teacher speaks the truth about schools, student (re-post)

    05/03/2015 12:18:56 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Gregory Kane
    Dave Miceli doesn't know me from a hole in the ground, but he's my new hero. Anyone that can dredge up the guts to teach in Baltimore's public schools automatically becomes a candidate for hero status in my book, especially if said anyone has taught in these schools for 20 years, as Miceli has. But it was his bold, insightful, no-punches-pulled letter to the editors of the July 15 edition of the Baltimore Sun that put Miceli on my hero's list. I'm reprinting that letter in its entirety."How dare you accuse, through implication or otherwise, that the need for 'better...
  • Smiley: Uprisings, Riots ‘New Normal,’ Inner City Poverty a Matter of Nat’l Security

    05/03/2015 12:13:28 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/3/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” PBS host Tavis Smiley said “uprisings and riots” are the “new normal” and “will happen a lot more” unless America addresses poverty in the inner city which he said is becoming a national security problem. Smiley said, “What do we see in Baltimore and Ferguson and beyond, racism, poverty and militarism. So Poverty is clearly connected to this. My sense is that this is going to become the new normal. These kinds of uprisings and riots will happen a lot more if we can’t get serious about jobs, jobs, jobs with a living wage...
  • Hillary Clinton Might Call Your Mom On Mother’s Day If You Give Her Money

    05/03/2015 12:00:18 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-05-03 | Chuck Ross
    In an apparent effort to increase her campaign’s war chest and its database of potential donors, Hillary Clinton is offering to call supporters’ moms on Mother’s Day, May 10. “Give someone special in your life a Mother’s Day gift to remember: A call from Hillary (on your behalf!) Enter now for your chance to win,” reads Clinton’s campaign website, which then prompts users to enter their email address.After entering that information, the site makes another pitch. “Now increase your odds — chip in to be automatically entered again for another chance to win,” reads the site, which allows for contributions...
  • President Obama, Are You Listening?

    05/03/2015 11:59:59 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 2, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    The scenes of Baltimore set ablaze this week have many Americans thinking: What can be done to rescue families trapped in an inner-city culture of violence, despair and joblessness? There are no easy answers, but down the road from Baltimore in Washington, D.C., an education program is giving children in poor neighborhoods a big lift up. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which (George W. Bush) signed into law in 2004, has so far funded private-school tuition for nearly 5,000 students, 95% of whom are African-American. They attend religious schools, music and arts schools, even elite college-prep schools. Last month at...
  • Boehner: There Is A Crisis In Relations Between Cops And African-Americans

    05/03/2015 11:56:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) said there is a crisis in relations between African-Americans and law enforcement in an excerpt of an interview with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd aired on Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Kornacki.”
  • Baltimore Curfew Lifted; National Guard to Demobilize

    05/03/2015 11:47:49 AM PDT · by RedMDer · 25 replies
    nbcwashington.com ^ | May, 3 2015
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced she is lifting the curfew in Balitmore, effective immediately. "I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew. I want to thank the people of Baltimore for their patience," announced Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Twitter. ... When asked what she made of criticisms aimed at her and praise given to Gov. Larry Hogan, she responded, “I'm going to continue to be focused on rebuilding the city.” ...
  • Market Uptrend Stalls; Timing a Choppy Market --Investment Thread for May 3, 2015

    05/03/2015 11:26:09 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 8 replies
    Weekly investment & finance thread ^ | May 3, 2015 | Freeper Investors
    This past year's choppy indecisive unstable investment market continues as last Friday's IBD down grades our week-old uptrend back to "market under pressure".  Last week's rosy close turned sour for both the S&P500 and the NASDAQ as the major indexes immediately began a week of declines only to turn back up after the outlook was downgraded.  Precious metals weren't immune to the chaos either as they too stammered and fell back toward bases reached last Oct.That's been pretty much the story of the past half-year with market uncertainty taking over.  The irony is that it's actually been a pretty...
  • Liberals make Excuses for Baltimore Riots

    05/03/2015 10:35:34 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 3, 2015 | Heather Mac Donald
    The apologetics began almost as soon as the fires were lit in Baltimore yesterday, heralding a night of violence and looting that would leave 24 police officers injured and 19 buildings torched, including a $16 million senior center providing affordable housing and a CVS drugstore providing crucial medications for elderly customers. Society “refuses to help [young blacks] in a serious fashion,” Michael Eric Dyson announced on MSNBC. “We’re only there when they riot.” Mika Brzezinski observed on “Morning Joe”: “This was an extremely, desperately poor city. This was bound to happen.” We were seeing an “uprising of young people against...
  • O'Malley to Announce in Baltimore, Make City Central to Campaign

    05/03/2015 10:04:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 3, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Former Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley said that if he runs for president, he'll launch his campaign in Baltimore: "We haven't had an agenda for America's cities probably since Jimmy Carter ... We have left cities to fend for themselves. ... But look, the structural problems that we have in our economy, the way we ship jobs and profits abroad, the way we failed to invest in our infrastructure and failed to invest in American cities, we are creating the conditions. Please, Speaker Boehner and his crocodile tears about the $130 million, that is a spit in the bucket compared to...
  • New Cold Climate to Devastate Global Agriculture within Ten Years

    05/03/2015 9:55:53 AM PDT · by citizen · 144 replies
    Space and Science Research Corporation ^ | April 30, 2015 | John L. Casey
    The Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC) announces today that the predicted new cold climate will soon begin to end the historic era of growth in US and global agricultural output that began after the end of World War II. Specifically, as a result of recent events on the Sun and changes in the Earth's climate, the SSRC again warns that record crop yields and volume in the US and Canadian corn, wheat, and soybean belts are about to end. The SSRC expects the first substantial damage could be observed at any time but certainly within the next ten years....
  • SC Police stations act as havens for online buyers, sellers

    05/03/2015 9:55:49 AM PDT · by upchuck · 20 replies
    AP ^ | May 3, 2015 | MEG KINNARD
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina law enforcement agencies are offering their parking lots as a safe place to finalize deals made on Craigslist and other online marketplaces. Officers say they won't get involved in the deals. But officials hope that, by doing the transactions at a police station or sheriff's department, people will be less likely to cut a shady deal — or get violent. At least two people have been killed in South Carolina when online transactions went wrong.
  • U.N. proves major threat to press freedom

    05/03/2015 9:53:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum
    The Washington Times ^ | 2015-05-03 | Drew Johnson
    Sunday marks World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations‘ celebration of the media’s vital role in an open society and an attempt to promote a free press in countries where that right is not yet appropriately valued.Few rights are more important than the freedom of the press. But few organizations are more poorly suited to promote that right than the United Nations.
  • NBC’s Brokaw: We Need a ‘Marshall Plan’ for US Cities

    05/03/2015 9:51:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-05-03 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” after host Chuck Todd detailed a 1965 report on the African-America family written by then Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former NBC “Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw said he was right we need to spend money to rebuild inner cites the way the Marshall Plan did in Europe after World War II.
  • Baltimore Riots: Poll Finds 96% Expect More Racially-Charged Unrest Nationwide

    05/03/2015 9:50:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    nbc.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    A whopping 96 percent of Americans say that they expect more racially-charged unrest around the country this summer, similar to the past week's violence in Baltimore. And more than half — 54 percent — believe a similar disturbance is likely in the metropolitan area closest to where they live. In a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 68 percent of adults said they believe it is "very likely" that there will be more protests and clashes around the country like those after the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody....
  • GoFundMe Pulls Page For #Baltimore Cops, But They Leave Up Page Raising Money For Looters

    05/03/2015 9:43:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    http://weaselzippers.us/222495-while-gofundme-pulls-page-for-baltimore-cops-they-leave-up-one-for-lo | 2015-05-03 | Weasel Zippers
    Go Fund Me pulled the page that the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police had put up to support the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The reasoning was because they had been charged with crimes, which violated the Go Fund Me rules.It allegedly violated this provision:“Campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts”So then why is this page still up? It is set up specifically to support charged looters, three people in particular, including one who was charged for busting up a police car, Allen Bullock (see pictures)....
  • O’Malley: $130 Million Poured into Baltimore a ‘Spit in a Bucket’

    05/03/2015 9:32:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-05-03 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD), a potential candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said the $130 million poured into Baltimore by government is “a spit in the bucket.” When host Chuck Todd asked, “This morning The Washington Post has this headline, ‘Why couldn’t 130 million transform Baltimore’s poorest places?’ One-hundred-thirty million dollars was poured into this community over the last twenty years. Are we not spending the money correctly? What are we getting wrong here? Money has been there. What do we get wrong?”
  • The Maersk Tigris game change: Iran’s big little maneuver in the Strait of Hormuz

    05/03/2015 9:32:17 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    libertyunyielding.com ^ | May 03,2015 | J.E. Dyer
    The game of international power dynamics has just shifted in a major way. It will take a little time for the consequences to be visible to the public eye. But I don’t think it will take that much time. We’re talking months, at most, if not weeks. Iran is getting no pushback from the “international community,” and is moving quickly now.
  • Critics blast UT’s Latino award to George P. Bush

    05/03/2015 9:24:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 4/5/15 | Elaine Ayala
    In awarding its first-ever Latino Leadership Award, the University of Texas at Austin hoped to highlight its longtime work in establishing a Mexican-American studies center and department. It used the celebratory occasion, in fact, to announce a new Latino Research Initiative at UT. But giving that inaugural prize to Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush — whose resume might read as thin as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s on Latino issues — triggered criticism from Latino academics and activists on and off campus. Bestowed by outgoing and embattled university President Bill Powers, the UT Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), the...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep the lights on. [FReepathon XXXIII]

    05/03/2015 9:15:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 159 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep the lights on. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of God, family, country, liberty!! But we cannot exist...
  • George P. Bush awarded inaugural Latino Leadership Award

    05/03/2015 9:14:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Daily Texan ^ | 3/31/15 | Katie Keenan, Jackie Wang
    UT President Bill Powers presented land commissioner George P. Bush the inaugural Latino Leadership Award on Monday evening. The president’s office worked in conjunction with the Center of Mexican American Studies and the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies to select Bush as the first awardee, said Dr. Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, associate director of the Center for Mexican American Studies. “We went through a series of 15 nominees, and we evaluated them for leadership, public service and areas like that,” Guidotti-Hernández said. “With him as the first Latino land commissioner, I think in its [179-year] history of the office, we...
  • Mayor lifts citywide curfew in Baltimore

    05/03/2015 9:11:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    WAMR ABC2 ^ | 5-3-2015 | Drew Angerer
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the citywide curfew Sunday morning after a day of peaceful rallies and protests in the city. "Effective immediately, I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew,” the mayor said in a statement.
  • Looking presidential, George P. reports on first 100 days in office

    05/03/2015 9:06:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 4/22/15 | Jonathan Tilove
    George P. Bush stood in front of the lectern with its official seal. Behind him, flags bracketed the picture of a majestic white building. For just under 10 minutes, Bush talked about all that he had accomplished in the whirlwind of his first 100 days in office. Bush is in his first term as Texas land commissioner, the seal on the podium is that of the General Land Office, and the building depicted behind him is the mid-19th Century General Land Office building that now serves as the Capitol Visitors Center. But looking at Wednesday’s tableau, you could be forgiven...