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  • Caught: Mary's (Landrieu's Chief of Staff says if re-elected she will vote with Obama) 97%

    11/28/2014 11:35:17 PM PST · by TigerClaws
    Black Conservatives Fund obtained video footage of Mary Landrieu's Chief of Staff telling an all-Democrat crowd that Mary Landrieu would in fact keep voting with President Barack Obama 97% of the time if she is reelected. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kmmpWSXNsA
  • Venezuela looks to cut spending as oil prices fall

    11/28/2014 9:48:05 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Newsday ^ | November 28, 2014
    President Nicolas Maduro is ordering a cut in government spending as Venezuela grapples with a plunge in world oil prices that threatens to bring more hardship for the petroleum-dependent economy. ... More than 95 percent of Venezuela's export earnings come from crude oil exports, and economists say the recent decline in prices will reduce the amount of dollars available for imports when Venezuelans are already suffering from widespread shortages and the world's highest inflation.
  • Protesters United Against Ferguson Decision, but Challenged in Unity

    11/28/2014 9:23:37 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 28, 2014 | JOHN ELIGON
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Demonstrators forced the temporary closing of the St. Louis Galleria mall after staging a mass “die-in” on Friday afternoon, lying on the floor for four and a half minutes In Oakland, Calif., a group of people protesting a grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer chained themselves to a train at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station, forcing officials to close the station and causing delays across the system. And in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Seattle, hundreds of demonstrators flocked to the streets and retail locations with chants like, “If we don’t get no...
  • BREAKING: COPS: NYT Reporter Who Published #DarrenWilson Address Calling Cops Nonstop

    11/28/2014 9:20:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    Got News ^ | 1/28/14
    The New York Times journalist who published Darren Wilson’s home address wants police protection and has been calling the police nonstop, Gotnews.com has learned. Julie Bosman “keeps calling the 020th District station complaining about people harassing and threatening her,” our source told us. She’s also “complaining about numerous food deliveries being sent to her residence.” Chicago police department sources alerted Gotnews.com about the glaring double standard on Friday. Gotnews.com published Julie Bosman’s address in Chicago after she published the address of Officer Darren Wilson and his new wife in a widely criticized move.
  • California motorists to begin shouldering costs of carbon auction

    11/28/2014 5:34:08 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/28/2014 | Dale Kasler
    Motorists are about to get drafted into California’s war on climate change. Starting Jan. 1, gas and diesel fuel will be subject to California’s cap-and-trade market, a 2-year-old regulatory mechanism that puts a price on carbon spewed into the atmosphere. The result will be higher gasoline and diesel prices, and probably more controversy for a state program that’s already been attacked in the courts by the business community.
  • Largest Ever Australian Warship Enters Fleet

    11/28/2014 8:45:18 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    USNI News ^ | November 28, 2014 | Sam LaGrone
    The first of two 27,000-ton amphibious warships was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on Friday, according to information from the service. HMAS Canberra (L-02) entered the RAN fleet on Friday during a ceremony at the service’s Fleet Base East in Sydney. Canberra and sister ship HMAS Adelaide will be the two largest ships in RAN history as part of about a $2.5 billion (USD) shipbuilding program. The ship’s design is based on a Spanish amphibious assault ship Juan Carlo I and built and designed by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia and BAE Systems Australia. The pair will be the first ships...
  • “Wilson Got Hit- You Must Acquit!” Report from Times Square today (vanity)

    11/28/2014 8:41:07 PM PST · by God luvs America · 3 replies
    11/28/2014 | Me
    Thanksgiving weekend is very traditional in my house; Thanksgiving morning we go to the Macy’s Parade (19 years running) then Friday I take my oldest into the city for shopping on black Friday. Lots of fun, shopping, dinner and a lot of daddy time. This year the specter of left wing Ferguson protestors loomed large over all of it in NYC. I was hoping not to see them on Thursday as I didn’t want the parade or my ride in or out of the city interrupted. Nothing ever materialized. I did see the video of the police stopping would be...
  • Is 'professor' who helped with Michael Brown autopsy who he says he is?(CNN liberal spin)

    11/28/2014 8:31:44 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Cohen and Matthew Stucker
    (CNN) -- The last thing an attorney might expect to receive at a deposition is a brain, but that's what the man said he was handing over. A brain. In a bucket. Sliding the bucket across the table and opening the lid, the man urged the lawyer, Michael Hodges, to take it. Hodges declined. The deposition continued. This might have gone down as just on odd moment in Kansas legal history were it not for the fact that about a year later the defendant, Shawn Parcells, ended up playing an instrumental role in the case of Michael Brown, who was...
  • Photo of Cop Hugging Boy at Ferguson Protest Tells Poignant Story

    11/28/2014 8:21:15 PM PST · by South40 · 12 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/28/2014 | Johnny Nguyen
    Police Sgt. Bret Barnum hugs 12-year-old Devonte Hart during a demonstration in Portland, Ore. calling for police reform after the Ferguson grand jury decision on Nov. 25, 2014. Sometimes, all you really need is a good hug. Amid the nationwide protests over the failure of a grand jury to indict a white police officer for shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., freelance photographer Johnny Nguyen snapped the picture above during a demonsration in Portland, Ore., on Nov. 25. "I came upon this boy who had tears in his eyes and I knew this was the place to be,...
  • Mom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussions

    11/28/2014 8:20:56 PM PST · by topher · 9 replies
    Yahoo Sports - AP article ^ | 28-November-2014 | ANN SANNER (Associated Press)
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A missing Ohio State University football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had his head messed up, according to a report filed with police.
  • Rick Santorum Vindicated (galloping toward Gomorrah)

    11/28/2014 7:19:37 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | November 26, 2014
    Shortly after the odious Lawrence v. Texas decision in which the US Supreme Court, in a grim foreshadowing of the short shrift it has given the desecration of the concept of marriage, decided to toss a couple of millenia of Western Civilization so no one’s libido would be restrained by law, Rick Santorum gave an interview with Associated Press: And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to...
  • Black Ferguson Residents Arm Themselves and Descend Upon White-Owned Business

    11/28/2014 7:11:53 PM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | november 28, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    A group of four black Ferguson residents reportedly armed themselves and descended upon a white-owned business following a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. But unlike many of the Ferguson demonstrators, the armed men were there to protect the business, not destroy it in protest. The men told the Las Vegas Review Journal that they feel indebted to the white store owner, Doug Merello, who has given them employment over the years. “We would have been burned to the ground many times over if it weren’t for them,” Morello said following...
  • Diversity On 'The Walking Dead' Wasn't Always Handled Well (NPR)

    11/28/2014 7:04:59 PM PST · by Drango · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | November 28, 2014 | Eric Deggans
    For The Walking Dead, it was less like a conversation between two characters and more like a mini manifesto. The moment came during an episode called "Four Walls and Roof," as Bob Stookey spoke to hero Rick Grimes about a central theme this season: keeping your humanity in midst of a zombie apocalypse. "We push ourselves to let things go, and then we let some more go and some more ... and pretty soon there's things we can't get back," he tells Rick. "And if you let too much go along the way, that's not gonna work." "This is the...
  • Ferguson protest closes huge St. Louis-area mall

    11/28/2014 6:59:34 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 22 replies
    A.P. ^ | November 28, 2014 | JIM SALTER and TOM FOREMAN Jr.
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Officials temporarily closed a large shopping mall near St. Louis amid a protest triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. Several stores lowered their security doors or locked entrances as protests sprawled onto the floor while chanting, "Stop shopping and join the movement."
  • Kelly File Special: Who's Teaching Our Kids? - Liberal Bias In The Classroom

    11/28/2014 6:33:30 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 28, 2014 | You Tube
    Kelly File Special: Who's Teaching Our Kids? - Liberal Bias In The Classroom
  • Inside Australia's biggest ever warship: $1.5BILLION monster HMAS Canberra ...

    11/28/2014 6:17:38 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 29th November 2014 | May Slater
    Australia has officially welcomed its largest ever warship to the Naval fleet in a ceremony at Sydney's Garden Island. Before a cheering crowd of more than 1500 on Friday, NUSHIP Canberra became the HMAS Canberra, entitled to fly the historical white ensign in the name of the nation. Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Navy Chief Vice-Admiral Tim Barrett attended the ceremony, together with family members of the ship's 400-strong crew. PM Tony Abbott said it marked a proud day for the Navy and for Australia. 'We are a nation girt by sea. So it is the...
  • Isis fighters crave snacks and gadgets of the west they disdain

    11/28/2014 6:17:00 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 23 replies
    FInancial TImes ^ | November 28, 2014 | Erika Solomon
    link only http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5298d716-758a-11e4-a1a9-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3KQ5a9ltS
  • American Conundrums

    11/28/2014 5:42:59 PM PST · by xzins · 8 replies
    CHQ ^ | 11/26/2014 | CHQ Staff
    Every day CHQ readers email us all manner of material – comments, news tips, rumors, conspiracy theories, jokes you cannot tell your Sunday school teacher – it all arrives and gets reviewed even though a lot of it doesn’t really fit our “news and commentary from the Tea Party or limited government constitutional conservative perspective” USP. But every so often something comes in over the transom that’s so incisive (and in this case funny in a sad sort of way) that we just have to share it, and such was the case with “American Conundrums” an email forwarded to us...
  • Ponzi: Treasury Issues $1T in New Debt in 8 Weeks—To Pay Old Debt

    11/28/2014 5:30:08 PM PST · by xzins · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | November 28, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Daily Treasury Statement that was released Wednesday afternoon as Americans were preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving revealed that the U.S. Treasury has been forced to issue $1,040,965,000,000 in new debt since fiscal 2015 started just eight weeks ago in order to raise the money to pay off Treasury securities that were maturing and to cover new deficit spending by the government. During those eight weeks, Treasury took in $341,591,000,000 in revenues. That was a record for the period between Oct. 1 and Nov. 25. But that record $341,591,000,000 in revenues was not enough to finance ongoing government spending let alone...
  • Homeless Woman's Stun Gun Spurs 2nd Amendment Case

    11/28/2014 4:27:47 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/28/2014 | DENISE LAVOIE
    Jaime Caetano was beaten so badly by her ex-boyfriend that she ended up in the hospital. So when a friend offered her a stun gun to protect herself, she took it. Caetano, who is homeless, never had to use it but now finds herself at the center of a contentious Second Amendment case headed to the highest court in Massachusetts. The Supreme Judicial Court is being asked to decide whether a state law that prohibits private citizens from possessing stun guns infringes on their right to keep and bear arms. In an unusual twist, the court is also being asked...
  • The World's Oil Giants Got Crushed (stocks)

    11/28/2014 4:20:56 PM PST · by dynachrome · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-28-14 | MYLES UDLAND
    On Thursday, oil prices crashed. And on Friday, shares of oil companies around the world followed suit. Here were some of the biggest losers on Friday: BP (BP), down 5% Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), down 6% Total (TOT), down 5% Statoil (STO), down 14% Exxon Mobil (XOM), down 5% ConocoPhillips (COP), down 9% Marathon Oil (MRO), down 13% Occidental Petroleum (OXY), down 7%
  • Pro Gun Candidate Questions Late-Night Turnaround In Montana’s Hd 94 Race

    11/28/2014 3:45:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 November, 2014 | Gary Marbut
    Voter Fraud AmmoLand Gun News MISSOULA, MONT. --(Ammoland.com)- Independent House District 94 candidate Gary Marbut has filed a lawsuit in Missoula District Court questioning county-created ballots posted late on election night that turned the election in favor of his opponent.In question are two small posts totaling 192 votes that were applied to the HD 94 race, at 11 PM on election night and 2 AM the next morning, that changed the outcome of the race. Two professional statisticians have examined this data and assert that there is less than a .00017% chance that these late ballots came from the same...
  • Landrieu demands Cassidy produce disputed LSU timesheets

    11/28/2014 3:36:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 28, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is demanding Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) bring time sheets for work he performed at Louisiana State University to their Monday debate after allegations surfaced that he wrongly billed the school while a member of Congress. Landrieu appeared briefly on a conference call with reporters Friday to call on Cassidy to bring 63 months of records to their debate “to explain this situation and put it to rest.” A spokesman for Cassidy said LSU would have to provide those records. “Senator Landrieu is still failing to produce any evidence of her ludicrous claims,” the spokesman told The...
  • Lessons from the Church of Satan

    11/28/2014 3:29:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/10/14 | Alissa Wilkinson
    Today I read, with interest, the interview that Gawker did about film with Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan.... It seems the Church of Satan has a list of recommended films on their website—here it is—and the folks at Gawker got interested in why these films are on the list. Which is a reasonable question, given the list includes some expected picks (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Evilspeak, Nosferatu, Rosemary's Baby) and some unexpected ones (everything from All the King's Men to Bladerunnner to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate...
  • AFL-CIO Supports Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

    11/28/2014 2:44:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | November 28, 2014 | Doreen McCallister
    The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Bargain hunters heading to Walmart, in addition to looking for holiday deals, may find workers participating in Black Friday Strikes.Since 2012, Our Walmart, which is an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving.
  • Gunman Dead After Shots Fired at Police HQ, Mexican Consulate in Austin

    11/28/2014 2:32:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    NBC ^ | 29 Nov 2014 | Alastair Jamieson, Alexander Smith and Jason Cumming
    Gunman Dead After Shots Fired at Police HQ, Mexican Consulate in Austin By Alastair Jamieson, Alexander Smith and Jason Cumming A veteran Austin police officer putting away horses for the night was able to stop a gunman rampaging through the city's downtown early Friday — ending the suspect's 10 minutes of terror before anyone was hurt, authorities said. But police are trying to determine whether the shooter, who had been driving around the Texas capital, was killed during a gunfight with the officer or if he took his own life.
  • Get Your 'Ready for Hillary' Hanging Ornament!

    11/28/2014 2:13:14 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Leftists looking for the perfect ornament to adorn their trees need look no further. "Ready for Hillary" ornaments are now available! I got the good news via email today from RFH. Says the promo: "Embellish your Support! Hang this elegant, gold-finished aluminum ornament proudly. Comes in a black velveteen pouch." And at only $35, a steal!
  • Walmart hit with protests on Black Friday

    11/28/2014 2:12:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | November 28, 2014 | Katie Lobosco
    It's becoming a tradition for Black Friday shoppers to find not just deals, but protests at some Walmart stores. This year, some of the biggest demonstrations took place outside Walmarts in Chicago and Washington D.C., as well in cities in California, Washington, Texas and New Jersey. At a store in North Bergen, N.J., about 75 protesters marched around the parking lot. They carried signs that read: "People who work deserve a living wage" and "Shame on Walmart." At times they chanted: "Walmart, your kingdom must come down." Most of them were not Walmart employees but are asking the company to...
  • 'I'm Lost Now': Can Ferguson's Businesses Ever Rise From Rubble?

    11/28/2014 1:17:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/28/2014 | BILL BRIGGS
    It will be a quiet Black Friday on Ferguson's West Florissant Avenue. The modest commercial strip that runs through the heart of the embattled city has been devastated by rioting and looting. Now, a haze of doubt hangs over many workers and merchants there who wonder whether their businesses can survive the terrible toll — and the fear of possible uprisings to come. Some retailers, like Mohamad Yaacoub, have been slammed twice by violence. His store, Sam's Meat Market, was looted in August after unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. On Monday night,...
  • Writer-Teacher Slain In Oakland Park Where He Loved To Hike

    11/28/2014 1:04:43 PM PST · by Main Street · 43 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Kurtis Alexander
    A 60-year-old man found shot to death in the Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve was a longtime writer, editor and English teacher who loved to hike in the Oakland hills park, his wife said Wednesday. David Robert Ruenzel of Oakland was found on a park trail by a woman who had reported hearing gunshots about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the East Bay Regional Park Police Department. Investigators said they were looking into whether Ruenzel had been killed during a robbery....He was also an award-winning writer and editor at Teacher Magazine. Most recently, Ruenzel worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates...
  • FDA weighs lifting ban on blood donations from gay men

    11/28/2014 12:59:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 28, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    Advisers for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will meet next week to decide whether gay men should be allowed to donate blood, the agency’s biggest step yet toward changing the 30-year-old prohibition. If the FDA accepts the recommendation from its advisory board, it would roll back a policy that has faced mounting criticism from LGBT advocates and some members of Congress for more than four years. “We’ve got the ball rolling. I feel like this is a tide-turning vote,” said Ryan James Yezak, an LGBT activist who founded the National Gay Blood Drive and will speak at next week’s...
  • IRS Accused Of Sharing 2,500 Private Taxpayer Documents With White House

    11/28/2014 12:37:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 28, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    IRS Accused Of Sharing 2,500 Private Taxpayer Documents With White House By Cheryl K. Chumley November 28, 2014 The Internal Revenue Service may have given thousands of confidential filings from private taxpayers to the White House to review, a lawsuit against the Treasury Department just revealed. The suit, filed against Treasury’s inspector general by Cause of Action, a legal advocacy outfit, reveals a steady stream of communication went on between the White House and the IRS — a potentially “improper” stream, the group alleged, The Daily Caller reported.
  • California Dem: ‘Is a Police Officer Supposed to Be the Jury and the Executioner?’

    11/28/2014 12:30:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 28, 2014 | Bridgett Johnson
    A California Democrat said a lesson in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting is a need to look at police acting as “jury and executioner” when confronting suspects. Rep. Karen Bass, a House Judiciary Committee member, said in a statement after the grand jury opted to not issue an indictment this week that it “continues a trend of injustice that has rightfully created an environment of anger and concern in Ferguson, Missouri and across the United States.” “Ferguson officials botched this case from the beginning when they left Michael Brown’s body on the street for over four hours after...
  • New 15-minute Test for Ebola to Undergo Trials in West Africa

    11/28/2014 11:14:02 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 28, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    A new test designed to rapidly diagnose Ebola virus infection is to be tried out at a treatment centre for the disease in Guinea, international health charity The Wellcome Trust said on Friday. Researchers developing the 15-minute Ebola test say it is six times faster than similar ones currently in use and, if it proves successful, could help medical staff identify and isolate confirmed Ebola patients faster and start treating them sooner. The trial, led by researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal, and funded by Wellcome and the UK government, will use a "mobile suitcase laboratory" -- a...
  • USDA Buys Cranberries For Food Pantries And School Lunches: ‘It’s A Win-Win’

    11/28/2014 11:04:37 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 24 replies
    Food World News ^ | 11/27/2014 | N/A
    USDA Buys Cranberries For Food Pantries And School Lunches: ‘It’s A Win-Win’ Nov 27, 2014 06:24 PM EST USDA Cranberries - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agreed to purchase up to $55 million in cranberry products to the Congressional Cranberry Caucus.The USDA doubled with this buy the previous one, which was in January. The agreement ended up with the Agriculture Dept. getting 68 million pounds of surplus cranberries, Green Bay Press Gazette reported.The U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said on a press release on Monday that Wisconsin is the main producer of cranberries and the decision of the USDA is to...
  • Congress Can't Break Highway Gridlock

    11/28/2014 11:04:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 26, 2014 | Michael Needham
    “I don’t want to say they’re unsafe, but they’re dangerous.” That was how President Obama’s former transportation secretary Ray LaHood described America’s roads and bridges in a pre-Thanksgiving interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes. The high-profile story left viewers with the distinct impression that America’s roads and bridges are crumbling, and politicians were to blame. First, let’s dispense with the notion that travel in America is a life-jeopardizing experience. According to the Federal Highway Administration’s own 2013 report, the number of structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridges has decreased every year since 2000. This same report also shows that fatalities and...
  • Darren Wilson's '$1 million' warchest revealed by woman organizing support for officer.

    11/28/2014 10:40:51 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 59 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11-28-2014 | Daniel Bates
    The woman who founded the movement to support Darren Wilson has spoken out and revealed that the Ferguson police officer could have a $1 million war chest. The supporter said that she knew of at least $500,000 from two donation funds set up in his name but that was a 'conservative estimate' - and the total could be seven figures. She declined to give her name for fear of reprisals and revealed that she had been subject to a torrent of 'vile' online abuse.
  • These Buildings Used to Be Abortion Clinics, What They Do Now is Amazing (Re-Purposed for Life!)

    11/28/2014 9:51:29 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    7/21/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    Years ago, I encountered a piece in Feminism & Nonviolence Studies entitled “Feminist, Prolife, and Atheist,” by Kathryn Reed. At the time, I had no idea that atheism was in my future. What really stuck with me was not the title, or even the body of the article, but one of the subheadings: “Converting Abortion Clinics To Peacetime Use.” The idea of “peacetime use” has been on my mind a lot lately, as the pro-life movement has seen a record number of abortion businesses close in recent months. On a whim, I thought I’d put together a list showing how...
  • Hillary for hire: Clinton charges $300,000 for speeches

    11/28/2014 9:46:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/27/14 | Charles Passy
    .....A newly published story in the Washington Post notes that Clinton often earns $300,000 or more per speech. On top of that, the prominent Democrat places many a demand on those who want to book her, including having “room temp sparkling and still water” and “two long rectangular (chair) pillows” on hand, according to the contract negotiations the Post obtained. Clinton’s fees have surprised some who booked her, according to the Post story. When UCLA hired her to give a talk earlier this year, a university official noted that Clinton’s spouse—as in former President Bill Clinton—came cheaper. “Wow! She (gets)...
  • MSNBC COLUMN: Why I can’t believe Darren Wilson

    11/28/2014 9:42:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/28/2014 | Adam Howard
    [SNIP] Wilson also testified that even after being shot and wounded several times, Brown continued to “charge” at him, with an intent to kill. “When he stopped, he turned, looked at me, made like a grunting noise and had the most intense, aggressive face I’ve ever seen on a person. When he looked at me, he then did like the hop … you know, like people do to start running,” Wilson testified. It’s hard to fathom what is more absurd, the idea that a multiple gunshot wound victim would keep coming for more, or that a grand jury would believe...
  • Woo hoo!! Nearing the end of the FReepathon!! Let's git 'er done. [Thread LVII]

    11/28/2014 9:39:28 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 297 replies
    We're going to need a big push to wrap this up within the next few days. Let's git 'er done. We've got a big fight ahead stopping Obama's desperate scorched earth plan for his last two years, especially now that the GOPe leadership has officially taken a powder and refuses to engage him. It's now up to the grassroots patriots and the conservative tea party members in congress. The democrats and RINOS have us surrounded, so we must split, no, DOUBLE our forces and efforts and fight in both directions!! It's more obvious than ever, today, that Obama must be...
  • Restaurant owner blasts city fines over single-gender ads

    11/28/2014 9:31:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    ny post ^ | november 21, 2014 | Michael Gartland and Amber Sutherland
    Bruno’s Italian eatery, Sistina, was slammed with its own $5,000 fine after a staffer placed an ad on Craigslist for a “hostess.” In 2011, the Windsor, a Greenwich Village sports bar, was fined after a sting by the city Commission on Human Rights caught it trying to hire “waitresses” through Craigslist. Gender-specific ads violate city civil-rights law. Unlike the Windsor’s owners, Bruno says he’s going to fight what he describes as a “scam.” “They want us to settle for $5,000,” Bruno told The Post on Thursday. “I’m not going to settle. I didn’t do anything wrong.” Sistina, on Second Avenue...
  • 900 Austrian Police Raid Mosques and Homes in Terrorist Search [Why Don't We Do This In US?]

    11/28/2014 9:20:56 AM PST · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 28, 2014
    900 Austrian Police Raid Mosques and Homes in Terrorist Search MAINZ, Germany — Some 900 police officers swooped in on mosques, prayer rooms and homes across Austria early Friday in an operation against suspected jihadi recruiters and alleged financiers of the ISIS terror group, local media reported. Prosecutors confirmed to NBC News in a statement that 13 people were arrested in the raids. They provided limited details but, according to Austrian newspapers, the raids took place in in Vienna, Graz and Linz and were the culmination of a two-year investigation into people suspected of recruiting young people to fight in...
  • Netflix CEO: Broadcast TV Will Be Dead By 2030

    11/28/2014 9:18:30 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 125 replies
    Beat Beat ^ | 11/28/14 | Jack Smith IV
    Nielsen Ratings are going to finally factor in Netflix traffic. Reed Hastings thinks it's too little, too late.
  • Venezuela opposition leader will appear in court

    11/28/2014 9:12:13 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 2 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Nov. 27, 2014 | HANNAH DREIER
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said Thursday she will continue working toward a peaceful change of Venezuela's government even as she complies with an order to face charges of plotting to kill the president. Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered the former congresswoman to appear in court next week on charges of participating in what the government described back in May as a U.S.-backed plot to assassinate socialist President Nicolas Maduro. She denies the allegations. Machado told journalists the charges are further evidence that the Maduro administration has become a dictatorship and said the charges may have...
  • Master Spies or Masters?

    11/28/2014 9:02:57 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 28, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Alarm over the growth of the national security state seems to wane among liberals when Democrats are in the White House but the sheer magnitude of the enterprise should be of concern to all no matter which party is in nominal control of the executive branch. When Thomas Jefferson was president, “the entire executive branch consisted of 132 people,” Michael Glennon, a law professor at Tufts University, said recently at the Cato Institute. “The White House staff consisted of one person: Jefferson’s personal secretary.” Today, on the national security side alone, “This little apparatus that Truman set up consists of...
  • Akron police officer shoots man holding knives to woman's throat

    11/28/2014 8:48:33 AM PST · by Deadeye Division · 26 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Adam Ferrise
    AKRON, Ohio — An Akron police officer shot a man threatening to kill a woman while holding two knives to her throat. Earion R. Feaster, 31, of Akron, faces charges of felonious assault, abduction and domestic violence in Akron Municipal Court. He is booked into the Summit County Jail. The officer, a 7-year police veteran, is on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated, which is the department's policy for an officer-involved shooting. Akron police were called about 10 p.m. to the home in the 200 block of East North Street for a report of a domestic dispute. Dispatchers...
  • In Ferguson, Witness Intimidation, Lying by 'Community of Color'

    11/28/2014 8:45:45 AM PST · by Hoodat · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Nov 2014, 6:21 AM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday night, after the release of the grand jury verdict rejecting indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of 18-year-old black man Michael Brown, President Obama took to the microphones. “We need to recognize that this is not just an issue for Ferguson, this is an issue for America,” he said. “[T]here are still problems and communities of color aren't just making these problems up.” Obama was wrong, at least in the case of Darren Wilson. In viewing thousands of pages of FBI interviews and grand jury testimony, it becomes eminently clear that many members of...
  • School Board Changes 'Christmas Break' to 'Holiday Break' Over 1 Complaint

    11/28/2014 8:34:40 AM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://insider.foxnews.com ^ | november 26, 2014
    A Massachusetts school board has banned the term “Christmas Break” due to one family’s complaint. Back in September, Marshfield Schools approved a name change from “Christmas Break” to “Holiday Break.” Since then, more than 4,000 people have signed a petition, urging the schools to reconsider. This week, the school board voted to keep the name change.
  • Pope in Turkey to meet with Muslim Leaders

    11/28/2014 8:30:19 AM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2014 | Jillian Kitchener Reported.
    Published on Nov 28, 2014 Pope Francis arrives in Turkey, where he is expected to denounce violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. Jillian Kitchener report