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  • The Steady Stain of Oama's Incmpetence

    07/28/2014 7:31:40 AM PDT · by lbryce
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Mona Charen
    Email Print 0Comments An estimated 93,000 people have died in Syria's metastasizing civil war. Hundreds of thousands of that conflict's refugees strain resources and stability in neighboring countries. Iran continues its steady march toward nuclear weapons development. North Korea menaces its neighbors and episodically threatens to launch nuclear missiles at Los Angeles. Turkey, long lauded by Obama as a model for the region, is violently cracking down on peaceful demonstrators. Slow growth and high unemployment hobble the world's most advanced economies as growing bureaucracy and crippling debt take their toll. Islamist movements are making gains in Mali, Indonesia, Pakistan and...
  • Ebola Outbreak Spins Out Of Control On Eve Of Obama’s African Summit In Washington

    07/28/2014 7:17:41 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11:21 p.m. CDT Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Obama administration is hosting a major summit the first week of August with leaders of African nations in Washington, D.C. as the Ebola outbreak in Africa is spinning out of control. This week Washington is playing host to young African leaders. As the meetings were set to begin, the Ebola outbreak stunned experts this past week by killing a man who flew from Liberia to Lagos, Nigeria, with a layover on Togo, without his condition being detected. The AP reported: “The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board an international flight also raised new fears that other passengers...
  • Buyer's Remorse: If voters had it to do over, Romney in a landslide

    07/28/2014 7:17:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Polls which ask voters for their thoughts on how the last election should have shaped up a year or two years after the fact are pretty much meaningless. The latest CNN/ORC survey which asks voters that question is no exception to that rule. Nevertheless, with just 100 days remaining before the midterm elections, this question is an instructive measurement of voter satisfaction with the president. If voters had it to do all over again, 53 percent would support Mitt Romney over the 44 percent who would continue to back Barack Obama. The president’s remaining coalition is what you would...
  • House of Worship or Palestinian Arsenal?

    07/28/2014 7:16:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 25, 2014 | Danielle Avel
    House of Worship or Palestinian Arsenal?Posted By Danielle Avel On July 25, 2014 @ 12:47 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 35 Comments While salvaging Qurans from the rubble of the Al-Farouq Mosque in Gaza, junior imam Muhammad Hamad told the New York Times, ‘This is a house of God” – as though this proved the mosque is a peaceful place of worship.  He said this after Al-Farouq had been targeted by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on July 12.  According to IDF spokesperson, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, intelligence indicated the mosque was used as “a Hamas rocket cache and gathering point...
  • Sampson radar - UK pursues at-sea missile defence capabilities

    07/28/2014 7:15:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    naval-technology.com ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Benjamin Fuchs
    The BAE Systems Sampson multi-function radar fitted to the Royal Navy’s fleet of Type 45 destroyers forms part of the Sea Viper naval air defence system, but it could also play a role in ballistic missile defence. Amid warnings of a growing threat of ballistic missile attacks against British targets, a recent series of tests were conducted to determine whether it fits the bill. Is there nothing the Royal Navy's Type 45 destroyers can't do? The six Daring-class vessels patrol the world's oceans, taking part in missions as diverse as counter-piracy, tackling drug smuggling, hunting submarines and, vitally, defending the...
  • Obama and Kerry Pressure Israel to Leave Hamas Alone

    07/28/2014 7:15:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 28, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Obama and Kerry Pressure Israel to Leave Hamas AlonePosted By Joseph Klein On July 28, 2014 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments President Obama is seeking to pressure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into agreeing to an immediate unconditional ceasefire. In a phone call on Sunday, Obama reportedly told the Israeli prime minister that such a ceasefire was “a strategic imperative.” Obama specifically referred to the ceasefire proposed by Secretary of State John Kerry, which Israel’s security cabinet rejected unanimously last Friday.Israel has been willing to observe several humanitarian pauses, primarily on a unilateral basis. Hamas went along...
  • Republicans’ Senate Chances Rise Slightly to 60 Percent

    07/28/2014 7:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    THE UPSHOT: New York Times ^ | 07/28/2014 | Amanda Cox and Josh Katz
    For the last month, we’ve been adding one or two polls a day to The Upshot’s Senate forecasting model. Today, we update all 36 races, based on estimates from a YouGov online panel that covers every congressional and governor’s race across the country.The panel, asked for its preferences in collaboration with CBS and The New York Times, is unusual in its scope: It comprises more than 66,000 people living in states with a Senate race this year. YouGov, a polling firm, also conducted online interviews with roughly half of the panelists in previous years, allowing it to know how they...
  • US Navy’s Coronado LCS to test Norwegian missile in September

    07/28/2014 7:12:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    naval-technology.com ^ | 28 July 2014
    The US Navy's second Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) Coronado (LCS 4) is set to test launch Kongsberg's naval strike missile (NSM) off Point Mugu, Southern California, US, in September. Marking the first firing of a surface-to-surface missile from an LCS, the upcoming trial follows the successful launch of the NSM from the Norwegian frigate Fridtjof Nansen during RIMPAC exercises. NAVSEA spokesperson lieutenant Kurt Larson was quoted by the NavyTimes as saying: "The planned September live-firing demonstration aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) of the naval strike missile under the foreign comparative testing programme will test the ship's feasibility to execute...
  • Ignorance of Elite, Liberal Feminists

    07/28/2014 7:05:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 27, 2014 | Gabrielle Okun
    It is one thing to be ignorant of a law. There are so many out there that none of us can keep track of them all, including the lawyers. It is quite another matter to be behind the curve on a statute you are debating. feminist majority foundation While the outcome of the Hobby Lobby Stores v. Burwell case is still heavily debated, it remains important to consider why the Supreme Court ruled the way it did in this controversial case. This issue received considerable attention at a recent Feminist Majority conference in which the importance of creating a women’s...
  • European Leader Suggests Euthanizing the Poor Instead of Providing Medical Care

    07/28/2014 7:03:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/28/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    This is the inescapable logic of euthanasia: It is much more expensive to care for ill and disabled patients than “compassionately” kill them. As I like to say, it may take $1000 for assisted suicide but $100,000 to provide the care that helps the patient not want end to their lives.The new Lithuanian Health Minister–apparently not having yet received her talking points from the Hemlock Society Compassion and Dying–clearly followed this logic in describing why she might support legalizing euthanasia.From the Delfi.It story: New Health Minister Ilze Šalaševičiūte took an awkward and sensitive topic – it proposes to legalize euthanasia...
  • What you need to know about the new White House Budget Director [What you don't know might hurt you]

    07/28/2014 7:02:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2014 | Dustin Siggins
    Who is Shaun Donovan? Recently confirmed by the Senate to head the White House’s budget office, Donovan at first appears to be a typical bureaucrat. He has held the position of Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since 2009, and has now been promoted to one of the highest offices in the U.S. bureaucracy. However, a look at Donovan’s tenure at HUD and his lack of knowledge about America’s fiscal circumstances shows that the Senate should have opposed his nomination. Instead, a majority of Republicans and every voting Democrat ignored Donovan’s ignorance about the federal budget...
  • George Will on what the message to migrant children should be: ‘Welcome to America’

    07/28/2014 6:59:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2014 | Noah Rothman
    In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, conservative columnist George Will had some harsh words for those who insist that the waves of migrant children crossing the border from non-contiguous nations in search of asylum. “We ought to say to these children, ‘Welcome to American, you’re going to go to school and get a job and become Americans,’” Will insisted. He seemed to suggest that those who advocate for the deportation of South and Central American minors underestimate America’s power to assimilate foreign-born populations. “We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county,” he added. The...
  • What Margaret Thatcher Missed: Why you can never "run out of other people's money" to spend

    07/28/2014 6:56:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/28/2014 | James Longstreet
    The “Iron Maiden." She was the staunch and sturdy leader of Great Britain who once held up F. A. Hayek’s masterwork “Road to Serfdom” and declared “This is what we believe in.” Hayek’s work is a road map for what could go wrong when individual freedoms are lost and central planning becomes the answer for every ill. When truth is bent to meet the moment and government decision making is the proposed cure all, “serfdom” is the destination. Margaret, in believing Hayek’s cautionary, also declared that Socialism cannot sustain itself. Socialism can not last because eventually “you run out of...
  • Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Slams Hamas 'Cowards' Who Hide Behind Women And Children

    07/28/2014 6:54:10 AM PDT · by Bratch · 20 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | July 27, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Gal Gadot, soon to play the iconic heroine Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is showing heroism on behalf of her fellow Israelis. The brunette stunner sent out an unapologetic prayer for Israel over the weekend via Facebook. Her social media message didn't end there. She then savaged Hamas for what she called horrific and cowardly behavior.
  • Todd: Americans Are ‘Fatigued’ from Obama, Have Lost Confidence in Him

    07/28/2014 6:45:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 28, 2014 | Staff
    MSNBC host Chuck Todd said the American people are “fatigued” from President Barack Obama Monday on Morning Joe, in the wake of a poll showing Republican Mitt Romney would trounce him in a rematch of the 2012 election. Co-host Thomas Roberts called the poll evidence of “voter’s remorse” for sending Obama back to the White House. Todd pointed out Obama’s average job rating in states with competitive 2014 Senate races was 38 percent.
  • Widow: Eric Garner, Who Died in NYPD Custody, Wasn’t Violent (Afro Reports)

    07/28/2014 6:42:30 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 21 replies
    The Afro ^ | 7/26/14 | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn’t asking for trouble.</p> <p>Eric Garner “was not a violent man — not in any way, shape or form,” said his widow, Esaw Garner, in what were described as her first public remarks about the death. “He was a quiet man, but he’s making a lot of noise now.”</p>
  • Report says Pentagon has lost track of thousands of firearms given to Afghan forces [203,888]

    07/28/2014 6:42:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 28, 2014
    The Pentagon has been unable to locate more than 40 percent of the firearms it has provided to Afghan security forces at a cost of $626 million, according to a report by a government oversight agency made public Monday. The report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) states that the Defense Department's two information systems that track weapons sent to Afghanistan are full of errors. That has sparked fears that at least some of the weapons may be available on the black market, with militants among the potential purchasers. According to the report and an article in...
  • John Kerry to Deliver Major Foreign Policy Speech on India

    07/28/2014 6:30:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    ndtv.com ^ | 7/28/14
    Laying out a roadmap of long-term strategic partnership between the largest and oldest democratic countries, US Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver a major foreign policy speech here on India.
  • Cecile Richards compares abortion to colonoscopies

    07/28/2014 6:19:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 7/28/14 | Cassy Fiano
    Planned Parenthood has been desperate for a long time to make themselves out to be purveyors of women’s health care, when really, their business revolves around — what else? — abortion. Oh, sure, they like to pretend that they care about things besides abortion. They certainly do offer other services, but their own annual report shows that abortion is their bread and butter.According to their annual report, abortion makes up 94% of their pregnancy “services”, and the number of abortions they performed has increased over the years, while their other health care services have decreased. It’s all about the money...
  • US vows ‘minimal’ effect of migrants, Housing of young immigrants not a burden, advocates say

    07/28/2014 6:19:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 28, 2014 | By Peter Schworm
    In Massachusetts and across the country, residents have balked at the prospect of hundreds of immigrant children coming to their towns, angry that public money is being spent on illegal immigrants and worried that the influx would burden local schools and social services. Yet the federal government insists the impact would be minimal, and many immigration lawyers and advocates describe the emergency shelters established in other states as worlds apart, secure, secluded facilities that quietly serve as way stations for thousands of young migrants. The US Department of Health and Human Services, which operates the shelters, says it “pays for...
  • Laura Ingraham, Tea Party Giant Killer, Eyes Her Next Scalp

    07/28/2014 6:18:46 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 28, 2014 | Toby Harnden
    She has adopted a daughter from Guate­mala and was a speechwriter under President Reagan, who introduced an "amnesty" for three million illegal immigrants in the 1980s. With her striking good looks and her status as the most listened-to woman on American radio talk programmes, she might have seemed the ideal person to deliver a softer Republican message, as the party hopes to appeal to Hispanic voters. Laura Ingraham is having none of it, however. Instead, she is fast becoming the most powerful conser­vative voice denouncing any compromise on immigration and call­ing for the deportation of the Latin American children who...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicvich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,EDT, July 28-August 1, 2014

    07/28/2014 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 28-August 1,2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Kayakers breach secure area at JFK airport

    07/28/2014 5:59:03 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Phillip Messing and Bill Sanderson
    Two kayakers adrift in Jamaica Bay with just one paddle unwittingly breached Kennedy Airport’s $300 million perimeter detection system. They could have been spotted by a boat patrol — except there wasn’t one. Port Authority boats don’t patrol the bay at night, police sources said.
  • Glen Beck's Kindler, Gentler Exploitation of the Border Crisis

    07/28/2014 5:45:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/28/2014 | John Bennett
    Glen Beck’s “charity” charade is neither conservative nor, in my opinion, Christian.  This nation’s charitable impulses have already been exploited beyond belief through decades’ worth of lax immigration enforcement.  The most likely outcome of Beck’s “charity” act is that it will diminish the rule of law and undermine conservative goals.With his flippant gift-giving, Beck (and his colleagues like Dana Loesch) will make it harder for America to reduce illegal immigration, maintain our sovereignty, and restrain the welfare state.  How could teddy bears and soccer balls have such an impact?  The short answer is that giving door prizes to illegal aliens...
  • TN has received 760 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children

    07/28/2014 5:42:34 AM PDT · by GailA · 19 replies
    Then Knox News ^ | 7/25/14 | NA
    New federal data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families showed Tennessee received 760 of the more than 30,000 children who have been released to sponsors this year through July 7.
  • Bismarck on the Potomac: Obama calls for, ahem, “economic patriotism.”

    07/28/2014 5:38:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/28/2014 | The Editors
    President Barack Obama, who in his political dotage is enthusiastically getting in touch with his inner Otto von Bismarck to such an extent that we half expect him to start sporting a walrus mustache and a pickelhaube, on Saturday treated the ailing republic to another lecture on the theme of “economic patriotism,” by which he means an arrangement under which companies adopt tax strategies that maximize the amount of money they send to President Obama and his colleagues to dispose of as they see fit. He demanded that companies “embrace an economic patriotism,” presumably one defined by Barack Obama, rather...
  • Troops Move on Crash Site in Ukraine, Foiling Deal

    07/28/2014 5:30:39 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 27, 2014 | ANDREW E. KRAMER and ANDREW HIGGINS
    Just hours after the Malaysian government reached an agreement with Ukrainian separatists on Sunday over access to the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down in rebel territory, the Ukrainian military launched an operation to recapture the debris fields, again stalling international efforts to secure the site. The heavy fighting threatened to torpedo hopes of a breakthrough and cause yet more delays in collecting evidence and retrieving the remaining bodies from the crash. Ukrainian security officials said they needed control over the site to prevent the pro-Russia separatists from destroying clues to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
  • Keep Talking, Joan: Comedienne Joan Rivers not backing down from her support for Israel

    07/28/2014 5:30:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/28/2014 | Ian Tuttle
    ‘Let me just tell you,” says Joan Rivers: “If New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out. If we heard they were digging tunnels from New Jersey to New York, we would get rid of Jersey.” Rivers — comedienne, fashion maven, Botox cautionary tale — has never been known for subtlety, so when a TMZ reporter seeking celebrity reactions to the conflict between Israel and Hamas snagged her, Rivers was characteristically frank: “Palestinians — you cannot throw rockets and expect people not to defend themselves!” How has it come to pass that the host of...
  • Call From Iraqi Christians: "Obama, Obama, Where Are You?"

    07/28/2014 5:14:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 28,2014 | Katie Gorka
    Several hundred people gathered in front of the White House on Saturday, chanting, “Obama, Obama, where are you? Iraqi Christians call for you!”
  • Florida poll: Most back legal marijuana

    07/28/2014 4:56:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/28/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    A majority of Florida voters support legalization of recreational marijuana, a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, 55 percent of Florida voters back legal possession of small amounts of recreational pot, compared with 41 percent who oppose it.
  • UKRAINE: RUSSIAN FEDERATION fired more than 250 shells on the checkpoint "Dolzhansky"

    07/28/2014 4:46:12 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    unian.ua ^ | 28.07.2014 | 13: 28
    Russia had attacked the checkpoint "Dolzhansky"/dpsu.gov.ua with the Rosìj′skoï Federation was attacked the checkpoint "Dolzhansky" in Lugansk region, killing four guards, two injured. According to an UNIAN correspondent, reported a spokesman for the Information Center of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Andrei Lysenko today at a briefing in Kyiv. "Yesterday for four and a half hours from District locality Chernikov Russian Federation obstrìlûvavsâ with mortars and howitzers at border checkpoint «Dolzhansky" in Lugansk region," he said. According to Lysenko, in General more than 250 shells were fired on the Ukrainian border guards. "The shelling killed four...
  • DEEP AMERICAN THRUST IS NEARING COUTANCES, THREATENS SEVEN NAZI DIVISIONS IN NORMANDY (7/28/44)

    07/28/2014 4:29:25 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 11 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/28/44 | E.C. Daniel, Frederick Graham, Harold Denny, Drew Middleton, W.H. Lawrence, George Horne, more
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  • Foster Son faces murder charges

    07/28/2014 4:16:55 AM PDT · by Spartan302 · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/28/14 | Spartan 302
    On Monday morning at about 5:18 a.m. Alaska State Troopers received a phone call from a woman struggling to talk. She stated that “he” tried to burn the house down, and then the line went dead, according to Troopers. It was the last thing Mollie Ragonesi, 66, would say before collapsing and subsequently dying of a stab wound to the neck inflicted during a melee at her home between her 19-year-old foster son Kenneth Adams and Daniel Ramsey, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Following Ragonesi’s phone call, Troopers Dispatch called the telephone number back, but this time a male...
  • Gunman was offended by hospital's 'gun-free' policy

    07/28/2014 4:14:35 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 28 replies
    nbcphilly ^ | 7/27/2014 | nbc philly
    NOTHING WAS GOING to stop Richard Plotts from carrying a gun. Not the law, not his felony record, not his questionable mental health and certainly not a sign. "There's evidence that he took offense to the issue that there were signs posted at Mercy Fitzgerald Health System indicating that it was a gun-free zone," Whelan said. "That's the only motive we have been able to determine at this point in time . . . he was upset about that policy." And, if not for an armed doctor and two other brave staffers who subdued him, Plotts may have claimed many...
  • UKRAINE: Saboteurs in Eastern Ukraine [VIDEO]

    Russian armored column in Lugansk: 2 anti-aircraft missile complex "Strela-10", 6 APCs, 6 120 mm mortars, antitank guns 2, 2 ZU-23, 1 APC, 5 MTLB. VIDEO Column of pro-Russian movement of terrorists in the city yesterday recorded Rovenky locals. According Tsenzor.NET in the column more than two dozen different pieces of heavy weapons. Residents Lysychansk. VIDEO
  • Two Americans Have Now Been Diagnosed With Ebola in Record Outbreak (more details)

    07/28/2014 3:02:10 AM PDT · by Wage Slave · 20 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Kent Sepkowitz
    Seven hundred are dead in West Africa, victims of an ‘out-of-control’ outbreak—and now two American health-care workers there have contracted the disease, says a colleague. At least two Americans are now infected with the Ebola virus, part of an “out of control” outbreak that the World Health Organization is calling the worst on record.
  • Good Samaritan Chases Down Brooklyn Rape Suspect

    07/28/2014 1:53:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Jennifer Bain and Natasha VeleZ
    A good — but badly battered — Samaritan has a fractured cheek bone, several loose teeth and seven staples in his head after helping to nab a rape suspect on the Coney Island beach. “She said, ‘That’s him! That’s him!’ ” the bludgeoned hero recounted Saturday of seeing the sobbing victim stumbling away from a lifeguard stand.
  • Hunting Humans: The Americans Taking Immigration Into Their Own Hands

    07/28/2014 1:32:35 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 9 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 23, 2014 | Karla Zabludovsky
    Michael Vickers’s ranch 70 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in Brooks County, Texas, is near a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. Undocumented migrants trek through harsh brushland onto his property to avoid capture. An electric fence encloses the nearly 1,000 acres; at 220 volts, says Vickers, a local veterinarian and avid hunter, “it won’t kill them, but it will make them wet their pants.” Before taking a reporter on a tour of his ranch, Vickers pulls out a dozen blown-up photographs of migrants who died or have been apprehended on his property. In one, the body of a shirtless man...
  • Palin: More Americans Will Support Impeachment if Obama Lawlessly Enacts Another Executive Amnesty

    07/28/2014 1:06:04 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Americans will favor impeachment once they realize what "impeachable offenses" really are and if President Barack Obama lawlessly grants more temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of more illegal immigrant adults via executive fiat. Palin, who first called for Obama to be impeached on the pages of Breitbart News, referenced a CNN poll that found that one-third of Americans favored impeachment in a recent CNN poll, including a majority of Republicans, weeks after she did, and said that is a "huge number – especially considering how misconstrued the issue is when relying on media to explain impeachment." But Palin...
  • Boko Haram Islamists Kidnap Deputy PM’s Wife in Cameroon

    07/28/2014 12:57:34 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 2 replies
    Gateway Pundit/The Guardian reporting ^ | July 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The wife of Cameroon’s vice-prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon officials said. A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town’s mayor, was kidnapped in a separate attack on his home. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist militant group, has stepped up cross-border incursions into Cameroon in recent weeks as the country has deployed troops to the region, joining international efforts to combat the militants.
  • Texas Guard troops don't get arrest powers at border -- yet

    07/28/2014 12:55:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 9 replies
    LATimes ^ | 7/27/2014 | MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry called on President Obama last month to deploy federal troops to help quell the surge of immigrants crossing the border illegally, he urged the president to give the troops “arrest powers to support Border Patrol operations.” Last week, Perry announced that he was activating 1,000 National Guard troops in response to the border crisis in the Rio Grande Valley. Because the troops were deployed by Perry and not federal officials, experts said Perry can allow them to make arrests and apprehensions. But will he?
  • Hamas: Refusal of humanitarian truce during Eid al-Fitr is disrespectful to Muslims

    07/27/2014 11:48:01 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 12 replies
    YnetNews.com ^ | 28 July 2014 | Roi Kais
    Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri addressed the fighting continuation in Gaza during the ending of the Ramadan fast and said that "the occupier still refuses to any humanitarian lull related to Eid al-Fitr which shows its disrespect for the Muslims and their religious rituals".
  • Fire Chris Wallace

    07/27/2014 10:41:29 PM PDT · by LtKerst · 43 replies
    myself | 7-27-2014 | LtKerst
    Why Is Chris Wallace on Fox?
  • Voice of America: Global Jihad Funded by Saudis, Kuwaitis and Qataris

    07/27/2014 9:16:23 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 22 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 24 July 14 | Unknown
    The Voice of America has just published a report implicating wealthy Saudis, Kuwaitis and Qataris in the funding of global jihad. The report also points out the role played by Islamic charities in the financing of Jihad.
  • America Might Soon Witness A Second Dust Bowl-Like Migration

    07/27/2014 8:36:23 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    BI - The Corner Side Yard ^ | 7-27-2014 | &#61517;Pete Saunders
    Pete Saunders, The Corner Side YardJuly 27, 2014 drought monitor UNL Debates still persist about the impact of climate change, but from my perspective, the early results are in. We are now reaching the point where cities, metro areas and states will have to consider taking bold and assertive measures to even maintain their current quality of life levels. And we are also reaching the point at which alternate futures for our cities must be considered. That future could very well mean fewer people in the dry West and coastal areas of the East and South, and more people in...
  • Buck McKeon calls White House request to repeal Iraq use of force 'a joke'

    07/27/2014 8:26:42 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 7 replies
    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon didn't pull any punches Friday in his response to the Obama administration's request that Congress repeal the 2002 law authorizing the use of military force in Iraq. In a statement, McKeon, R-Calif., who's retiring at the end of this year, said he thought the letter sent earlier in the day to House Speaker John Boehner from national security adviser Susan Rice was a joke. He said: Obama Administration officials are warning us daily that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is ‘worse than al-Qaeda' and an extreme threat to the American people....
  • Sarah Palin Launches Online TV Channel

    07/27/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Vowing to once again go around the mainstream media's filter like she did with her pioneering use Twitter and Facebook after the 2008 presidential election, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin launched her own member-supported digital TV channel on Sunday evening. .... In a "Sarah Says" video that is featured on the site, Palin says the tragic downing of the Malaysian Airlines plane has "shifted the balance of world opinion against Vladimir Putin" since "there is a lot of evidence pointing to pro-Russian separatists" as being responsible for the "thoughtless massacre." She said that Putin, though, still holds "oil and gas...
  • Sarah Palin Launches Her Own TV Channel Online

    07/27/2014 8:03:53 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 37 replies
    Variety ^ | July 27, 2014 | 06:58PM PT | NY Digital Editor Todd Spangler
    Sarah Palin – former governor of Alaska, erstwhile candidate for VP of the U.S. and polarizing public figure – has unveiled a new subscription-based Internet TV network that promises direct access to her and her supporters. The Sarah Palin Channel, which costs $9.95 per month or $99.95 for a one-year subscription, will feature her commentary on “important issues facing the nation,” as well as behind-the-scenes looks into her personal life as “mother, grandmother, wife and neighbor.” Palin serves as executive editor, overseeing all content posted to the channel. “I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my...
  • Artist reports brutal assault in St. Roch Saturday night

    07/27/2014 7:16:33 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    Christopher Brumfield, 43, said he was brutally assaulted Saturday evening (July 26) in the St. Roch neighborhood by a dozen teenagers, at least one of whom he recognized from his time teaching art at the youth's school. He said he escaped by crawling into oncoming traffic on North Claiborne Avenue. The incident was not listed in the police department's major incident log Sunday (July 27). New Orleans Police spokeswoman Hilal Williams said a team was dispatched to St. Roch and North Claiborne avenues Saturday night but had not verified the incident because they were unable to reach Brumfield at several...
  • US Senator Touts Fed Gun Intelligence Center in Chicago

    07/27/2014 7:15:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 37 replies
    The Rooot ^ | 7-26-14 | Lynette Holloway
    After a spate[??] of shootings across Chicago that left over a dozen dead and nearly 100 wounded, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Friday toured a new federal Gun Crime Intelligence Center, saying, “You can’t fight a war without intelligence,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the office will collect data on the more than 7,000 firearms used in crimes and recovered by Chicago police each year, the Sun-Times writes. “You can't fight a war without intelligence, to know where the weapons are, where the shooters are and to stop it before...