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  • Who Is Louise Troh? Fiancée Of Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan Will Write Book About Experience

    10/20/2014 11:44:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Philip Ross
    When Thomas Duncan flew to the U.S. from Liberia in September, it was to marry his longtime girlfriend and fiancée, 54-year-old Louise Troh. Now, 12 days after Duncan died from Ebola at a hospital in Dallas, Troh will be released from quarantine, and she plans to write a book about her experience, according to CNN. “I do have a story to tell, and I look forward to telling it in my own way at the right time,” Troh, who is a nurse’s assistant at a nursing home, said in a statement on Sunday. She added that even though the quarantine...
  • Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

    10/20/2014 11:35:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 2 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 01:27 EST, 21 October 2014 | Iona Kirby for
    Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82. His wife Annette confirmed that the legendary fashion designer passed away at his Kent, Connecticut home on Monday. De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, however a cause of death is yet to be revealed. He is survived by both Annette and his adopted son Moises - a designer at the label. Company executives Alex and Eliza Bolen said in a statement that De la Renta died surrounded by family, friends, and 'more than a few dogs'. The statement also read: 'While our hearts are broken by...
  • Oscar de la Renta, Who Clothed Stars and Became One, Dies at 82

    10/20/2014 11:07:58 PM PDT · by Huntress · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Cathy Horyn and Enid Nemy
    Oscar de la Renta, the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco’s Spain, sprawled across the better living rooms of Paris and New York, and who was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers, died on Monday at his home in Kent, Conn. He was 82. His death was confirmed by his wife, Annette de la Renta. The cause was complications from cancer. Though ill with cancer intermittently for close to eight years, Mr. de la Renta was resilient. During that period his business grew by 50 percent, to $150 million in...
  • US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

    10/20/2014 10:53:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/14 | AFP By Kerry Sheridan
    Washington (AFP) - With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system. The fiancee of a Liberian man who died of Ebola earlier this month in Dallas, Texas was among nearly 50 people who emerged from three weeks of quarantine without any signs of illness from exposure to the virus that has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the beginning of this year.
  • REPORT: STEPHEN COLLINS WON'T BE PROSECUTED FOR CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES

    10/20/2014 10:44:37 PM PDT · by This Just In
    Breitbart Hollywood ^ | October 19, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    According to information obtained by TMZ, 7th Heaven star Stephen Collins may not face child molestation charges because too much time has passed since the alleged cases of pedophilia. On Oct. 7, it was reported that Collins' wife Faye Grant released a secret audio tape of her husband confessing to molesting or exposing himself to three underage girls. Grant reportedly confronted Collins about the incidences during a therapy session in 2012 and she got it all on tape. The release of the audio led to an active criminal investigation by the NYPD.
  • Israeli Training Ukrainian Forces

    10/20/2014 10:18:26 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 9 replies
    Israeli Training Ukrainian Forces Israel’s largest and most authoritative newspaper Yediot Ahronot published in its political supplement of 24 September 2014 extensive material about a military instructor from Israel in the Ukrainian army in the anti-terrorist operation zone. In a detailed interview with the journalist Edward Dox, the trainer Alex said he served in combat units of the Israeli Defense Forces and returned to Ukraine to protect it from the Russian invasion. Alex, 34, was invited by Boris Filatov, the vice governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, and has trained more than three thousand Ukrainian soldiers in Israel Defense Force techniques....
  • U.S. Ebola Crisis Is A Media Myth, Claims Obama

    10/20/2014 9:57:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/14 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama claimed Oct. 20 that the left-leaning established media invented the Ebola crisis that has deeply damaged his chances of keeping the Democratic majority in the Senate. “The Ebola crisis… [which] has been the only story here in the United States for the last couple of weeks, is not an outbreak and epidemic here,” Obama complained to his donors at a Chicago fundraiser. “To give you some sense of perspective, around 20,000 to 30,000 [American] people die of flu every year. So far we’ve got one person dying of Ebola.” Even though the economy is growing, Obama claimed,...
  • HHS-Funded Study: Obamacare Will Suffer ‘Death Spiral’ If Subsidies Fail

    10/20/2014 9:47:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The Obama administration has funded a new study by top consulting firm RAND Health that startlingly finds that if taxpayer subsidies are eliminated, Obamacare exchanges will fall into a “death spiral.” The study comes in the wake of a number of lawsuits which are challenging the Obama administration’s implementation of Obamacare subsidies. Three lawsuits have made it to U.S. Circuit Courts, just one step from the Supreme Court, arguing that the text of the Affordable Care Act allows premium subsidies for state-run exchanges only. (RELATED: Second Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies In Federal Exchanges) The report was sponsored by HHS’s...
  • The Price of Papal Popularity

    10/20/2014 9:22:19 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 12 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    While Francis I has nether denied not sought to change any doctrine, Cardinal Burke is correct. The pope has “done a lot of harm.” He has created confusion among the faithful and is soon going to have to speak with clarity on the unchanging truths of Catholicism. In his beatification of Paul VI on Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated change. “God is not afraid of new things,” he said, “we are making every effort to adapt ways and methods … to the changing conditions of society.” But among the social changes since Vatican II and Paul VI have been the West’s...
  • UN experts: Detroit should restore water to poor

    10/20/2014 9:07:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 6:28 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    United Nations human rights experts described Detroit’s mass water shut-offs as “a man-made perfect storm” Monday and called on city officials to restore water to those unable to pay, including those with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Meanwhile, Detroit’s officials said the two lawyers’ actions and conclusions were agenda-driven and not based on “facts” about the city’s progress in helping residents keep or regain service. Leilani Farha and Catarina de Albuquerque, who were in town to observe the effect of water service shut-offs, said they affect the poorest and most vulnerable—and particularly discriminate against Detroit’s majority black population. …
  • Radicalized Canadian Muslim convert runs down two young soldiers in his car before being shot dead

    A radicalized Muslim convert ran down two soldiers in his car in an apparent terror attack Monday, before being shot dead by police. Martin Couture-Rouleau, 25, sped into the two young soldiers - one uniformed and one not - around 11.30am in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, not far from Montreal. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2801102/radicalized-canadian-muslim-convert-runs-two-young-soldiers-car-shot-dead-police.html#ixzz3GkUi5tSu Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Van Hollen abandons any hope of voter ID for now-(Wisconsin Attorney General)

    10/20/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 6 replies
    Fox 11 Online ^ | 10/20/14 | AP
    MADISON (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is giving up on finding a way to get a voter photo identification law in place for the Nov. 4 election.
  • Ron Klain and Solyndra [From The Man Who Campaigned for Hope and Change!]

    10/20/2014 8:47:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | October 20, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    OCTOBER 20, 2014 Ron Klain and Solyndra The administration’s point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola. By Andrew C. McCarthy Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as “Ebola czar” may not be the president’s best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And that’s not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obama’s vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the president’s Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for...
  • Protests Greet Met’s Premiere of ‘Klinghoffer’

    10/20/2014 8:42:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/20/14 | MICHAEL COOPER
    At the Metropolitan Opera’s first performance of John Adams’s “The Death of Klinghoffer” on Monday night, men and women in evening attire walked through a maze of police barricades, while protesters shouted “Shame!” and “Terror is not art!” One demonstrator held aloft a white handkerchief splattered with red. Others, in wheelchairs set up for the occasion, lined Columbus Avenue. Political figures, including former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, joined a rally, several hundred strong at Lincoln Center, to denounce an opera that has become the object of a charged debate about art, anti-Semitism and politics. But after months of escalating protests,...
  • Surveillance Video Apparently Catches Guy Doing Something at the Ballot Box

    10/20/2014 8:30:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-20-14 | Jon Street
    An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video. “A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.Surveillance video allegedly captures man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into a ballot box in Maricopa County, Arizona, Aug. 25, 2014. (Image source: YouTube) The Maricopa...
  • Chemicals in plastic 'are making women less interested in sex'

    10/20/2014 8:28:07 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 53 replies
    Daily Mail (London) ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | FIONA MACRAE
    Full headline: Chemicals in plastic 'are making women less interested in sex': Low libido linked to additives used to soften materials found in every home PVC flooring and plastic shower curtains could lower women's libido Women with high levels of phthalates more likely to say no to sex Additives are man-made chemicals thought to interfere with hormones Tiny particles enter our systems through eating and breathing Chemicals found in PVC flooring, plastic shower curtains, processed food and other trappings of modern life may be sapping women’s interest in sex. A study has linked low libido with the additives used to...
  • Chemicals in plastic 'are making women less interested in sex'

    10/20/2014 8:28:07 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (London) ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | FIONA MACRAE
    Full headline: Chemicals in plastic 'are making women less interested in sex': Low libido linked to additives used to soften materials found in every home PVC flooring and plastic shower curtains could lower women's libido Women with high levels of phthalates more likely to say no to sex Additives are man-made chemicals thought to interfere with hormones Tiny particles enter our systems through eating and breathing Chemicals found in PVC flooring, plastic shower curtains, processed food and other trappings of modern life may be sapping women’s interest in sex. A study has linked low libido with the additives used to...
  • GAO report finds thousands of government workers on paid leave, costing taxpayers millions

    10/20/2014 8:15:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2014
    Thousands of federal workers who have been put on administrative leave for more than a month have been allowed to collect a paycheck, accrue vacation days and pensions benefits while taxpayers were forced to foot the $775 million bill, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Some government employees who broke the rules—meaning they were cited for being untrustworthy or had ongoing issues with co-workers or their bosses—were allowed to remain on leave for large chunks of time while they challenged their demotions, the 62-page report said. The study, released publicly on Monday, marks the first time...
  • Shake it Off: Obama Version (w/ Remy)

    10/20/2014 8:14:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    ReasonTV ^ | 10/20/14 | Remy
    The Obama administration puts its own special spin on the Taylor Swift hit. Approximately 2:15 minutes. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Written and performed by Remy. Music tracks and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom. Additional background vocals by Geri Karlstrom. Video produced and edited by Meredith Bragg. Scroll below for lyrics and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/10/20... for hyper-linked lyrics, downloadable versions, and more. Follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and Reason at @reason. LYRICS: They say you're tapping all the phones They say you use too...
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Dem Operative Stuffs Ballot Box in Arizona (Video)

    10/20/2014 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    They don’t even try to hid their lawlessness anymore. A vulgar, violent Democratic operative was caught on tape stuffing a ballot box.The man dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box.
  • Obama’s ‘Core al-Qaeda Concept… Now Coming Back to Bite All of Us’

    10/20/2014 7:58:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    pj media ^ | 10/20/14 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON — A possible chairman of the House Intelligence Committee in the 114th Congress warned that “every day” al-Qaeda gets stronger as the Obama administration tries to perpetuate a narrative that the infamous terror group is degraded or decimated. Last month, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula issued an unprecedented joint Twitter statement calling on Muslims “to support our people in Iraq and Sham” against “America, the source of evil and symbol of corruption and injustice.” And this month AQAP, led by al-Qaeda general manager Nasir al-Wuhayshi, issued a statement urging “all Muslims to back...
  • Official: Questions remain in Brown death

    10/20/2014 7:31:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 10-20-14 | Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Michael Martinez
    Blood from Michael Brown that was found on the uniform and in the police car of Officer Darren Wilson appears to back the officer's version of events, but still leaves questions unanswered, law enforcement sources told CNN. Those sources corroborated to CNN details first reported by The New York Times about the officer's version of events in Wilson's shooting of the unarmed teen on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown's blood was found on Wilson's gun, on the squad car's interior and on the officer's uniform, according to a U.S. law enforcement official and a second source with knowledge of...
  • Attendees Leave Campaign Rally When Obama Appears

    10/20/2014 7:00:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    President Obama made a rare appearance on the 2014 campaign trail on Sunday and attendees walked out as the President spoke.44 President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. Obama showed up to support Lt. Governor Anthony Brown who is running for Governor. "You've got to vote," Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington. A steady stream of people walked...
  • Bold Agenda PAC ad

    10/20/2014 6:47:49 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 10 replies
    www.boldagendapac.com ^ | 10/20/14 | boldagendapac
    Anyone see this AD????
  • Remarkable Digital Reconstruction of the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II

    10/20/2014 6:39:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Patheos ^ | October 9, 2014 | Thomas L. McDonald
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art created this video flythrough of the spectacular Northwest Palace of Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (reigned: 883 to 859 BC) in the city alternately known as Numrud, Kalhu, and, in the Bible, Calah. The ruins are about 20 miles south of Mosul, Iraq. The palace walls were covered n reliefs (many of them now scattered throughout the world in various museums) depicting his reign and conquests. Genesis 10: 8 Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore...
  • Obama Repeats: You Can’t Get Ebola on a Bus—Day After Bus Quarantined in D.C.

    10/20/2014 6:38:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/20/14 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - On Saturday--one day after a bus that had departed from the Pentagon was quarantined on Capitol Hill in an Ebola false alarm--President Barack Obama issued a video message to Americans telling them that "you cannot get it [Ebola] from just riding on a plane or a bus." “Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It's not transmitted through the air like the flu," Obama said in his weekly video message. "You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or a bus." But on Friday, a bus was quarantined on Virginia Avenue, SE, in the Capitol...
  • George H.W. Bush upset at Democrat Michelle Nunn’s 'disappointing' use of his image in campaign ads

    10/20/2014 6:21:31 PM PDT · by pkajj · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    President George H.W. Bush is displeased that Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn is using his picture in ads for her Senate campaign. Nunn, who led Bush’s Points of Light Foundation until 2013, is touting her past Bush ties to counter claims by her Republican opponent, David Perdue, that Nunn is an Obama follower. In a new campaign ad, “Familiar,” Nunn highlights her former relationship with Bush, showing off a 2009 picture with the former President, as proof that she is able to work with Republicans and Democrats. But George H.W. Bush officially endorsed Perdue in September and is upset that Nunn...
  • CDC ADMITS TX PRESBY FOLLOWED PROTOCOL

    10/20/2014 5:53:18 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Breitbart
    CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported that the CDC admitted during a phone conference with the press that Texas Presbyterian Hospital “did seem to be following CDC protocols” in their treatment of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan on Monday’s “
  • 'Miss Hitler 2014' contest seeks the most anti-Semitic of them all

    10/20/2014 5:48:19 PM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-20-14
    Nazi-inspired beauty pageant calls for contestants to submit 'selfies' to pro-Hitler page on Russian equivalent to Facebook "Miss Hitler" contest. (photo credit:VKONTAKTE‏) A Nazi-inspired beauty pageant dubbed "Miss Hitler 2014" is calling for attractive women to participate in the contest held on the Russian equivalent to Facebook . Participants are requested to submit Nazi-themed "selfies" to the competition organized by a neo-Nazi group on VKontakte - Russia's largest social networking service - along with a caption describing why they "love and revere the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler," the UK-based Daily Mail reported. At least 14 females from Russian and...
  • How the US first agreed and then refused to help locate a missing IDF soldier [Holder]

    10/20/2014 5:45:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-20-14 | Steven Emerson
    For the IDF, it was one of the bloodiest battles of the entire war with Hamas. On July 19 and 20, only days after Israel began the ground offensive against Hamas, an Israeli armored personnel carrier, with nine soldiers inside from the Golani Brigade, crossed into the Hamas stronghold of Shejaia in Gaza City. It was an older APC, built in the 1970s, and was in dubious mechanical condition. The armor protecting the APC was several inches less thick than the newer models in the IDF. That such an older, outdated and unprotected APC was sent into battle would become...
  • Defaming Jews: What Else is New?

    10/20/2014 5:33:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 20, 2014
    In Silwan, an older balaclava-clad child with a slingshot fires off a stone at the police, as cameras in front of him captured his “heroic” pose. Photo: B. Davidson Many centuries before Jerusalem was conquered by King David and became the capital of the united kingdom of Judea and Samaria, Hebron was already deeply embedded in Jewish history. There, according to the biblical narrative, Abraham purchased a burial place for Sarah in the first parcel of land owned by the Jewish people in their promised land. The matriarchs and patriarchs of the Jewish people were buried there. Joseph and his...
  • After A Month Of Silence, We Finally Know What Happened To Emory's 3rd Ebola Patient

    10/20/2014 5:33:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Lauren F. Friedman
    A patient who was transported to Emory University Hospital on Sept. 9 with Ebola virus disease was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 19, 2014. In coordination with the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health, the patient was determined to be free of virus and to pose no public health threat. The patient has asked to remain anonymous and left the hospital for an undisclosed location. He will make a statement at a later date.
  • With Armenian Orphan Rug, Obama Stumbles Again on Genocide

    10/20/2014 5:30:01 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 20th, 2014 | Dr. Rafael Medoff
    Armenian Orphan Rug Photo Credit: Dr. Hagop Martin Deranian (JNS.org) After nearly a year of protests, the Obama administration has finally agreed to permit a rug connected to the Armenian genocide to be publicly displayed. The long ordeal of the Armenian Orphan Rug, held hostage to fears of angering Turkey, has finally ended. Or has it? The controversy began in the autumn of 2013, when the Smithsonian Institution announced it would hold an event featuring a new book, “President Calvin Coolidge and the Armenian Orphan Rug,” by Hagop Martin Deranian. The 18-foot long rug was woven 1925 by 400 Armenian...
  • Israel to reduce arms production in U.S. after Obama’s weapons suspension during Gaza War

    10/20/2014 5:27:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 10-20-14
    TEL AVIV — The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to reduce military coproduction with the United States. A leading Israeli analyst asserted that the Defense Ministry and the military agreed to reduce production of Israeli weapons and platforms in the United States. The analyst, Amir Rapaport, said the decision was based on the U.S. suspension of arms deliveries during the 50-day war with Hamas in July and August 2014. “The Israeli defense establishment will reduce the production of weapon systems in the USA in the context of joint Israeli-American projects, and will rely more heavily on Israeli-made products,”...
  • Ben and Jerry’s Won’t Change ‘Hazed and Confused’ Flavor after Hazing Victims Complain

    10/20/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT · by jiggyboy · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | October 20, 2013 | Katherine Timpf
    Generally left-leaning ice-cream company Ben and Jerry’s has refused to rename its “Hazed and Confused” hazelnut ice-cream flavor despite cries from activists that it’s insensitive to hazing victims. “It didn’t make sense for us to change the name,” Ben and Jerry’s spokesman Sean Greenwood told Bloomberg. “We named it after a pop-culture reference.” Greenwood said the company did not see anything about the flavor name that “even inferred” [sic] hazing. But that’s not how Lianna and Brian Kowiak of Tampa feel, who say they were “shocked” and “dismayed” to see an ice-cream flavor with that name. “The company completely...
  • A procedural rule could keep gay marriage from ever reaching SCOTUS again (Slate)

    10/20/2014 5:20:01 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | 10 20 14
    ....Arizona Attorney General Tim Horne just cited a rule of civil procedure in refusing to defend his state's ban on same-sex marriage. And if his theory is correct, opponents of marriage equality may be procedurally barred from ever getting a gay marriage case to the Supreme Court again.
  • Clinton: Midterm Elections Should Motivate Women

    10/20/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By LISA LEFF
    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying Monday that working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. The former secretary of state made the remarks during a sold-out women's luncheon in San Francisco that raised $1.4 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "It's truly regrettable that despite all the great work Nancy did and President Obama, given what was inherited when the president came into office that we are having to work so hard to elect and...
  • Did Chris Matthews Just Make the Most Illogical Argument Yet Against Ebola Travel Ban?

    10/20/2014 5:12:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    Greatest, latest parlor game: watching liberals pretzel-ize logic in arguing against a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries. We've noted a few examples here, here and here. But as wacky as those assertions were, they might all have to take a back seat to the absolutely absurd argument offered up by Chris Matthews on this evening's Hardball. Matthews suggested that a travel ban wouldn't work since Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who infected two people before dying of Ebola, lied to get into the US. Can't Chris see that his argument runs headlong against logic? That it is precisely...
  • Twitter Users Mock White 'Culture Of Violence' In N.H. Pumpkin Fest Riots

    10/20/2014 5:10:22 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 15 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-19-14 | Ahiza Garcia
    <p>Police were forced to descend on Keene, New Hampshire Saturday night after students and outside agitators turned the city’s 24th annual Pumpkin Festival into “a destination for destructive and raucous behavior.”</p> <p>Those words — spoken by Keene State College President Anne Huot to CNN — only begin to describe the scene, which led to dozens of arrests and hospitalizations.</p>
  • "Anti-Petrodollar" CEO Of French Energy Giant Total Dies In Freak Plane Crash In Moscow

    10/20/2014 5:08:10 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 30 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 10/20 | durden
    Three months ago, the CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, dared utter the phrase heard around the petrodollar world, "There is no reason to pay for oil in dollars," as we noted here. Today, RT reports the dreadful news that he was killed in a business jet crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow after the aircraft hit a snow-plough on take-off
  • 'I'm brain dead today': Colorado senator freezes during LIVE TV interview ...

    10/20/2014 5:00:08 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat running in a tight re-election race, asked for a do-over during a TV interview on Friday night when he couldn't come up with the names of the three most influential books he'd ever read. 'Oh wow,' he said. 'That's the toughest – the, uh, three most influential books in my life–' Gathering his composure during a live news broadcast on 7News in Denver, he came up with one. 'Profiles in Courage. The, um, uh –.' After a three-second pregnant pause, the stumped senator asked for another chance. 'Let me think. We can play this...
  • Early voting problems arise in Cook County suburbs

    10/20/2014 4:58:28 PM PDT · by knak · 35 replies
    daily herald ^ | 10/20/14 | eric peterson
    Problems were reported in the Northwest suburbs of Cook County on the first day of early voting Monday -- including one case of a Republican candidate being unable to vote for himself or other members of his party on a touch screen. The other issue, which occurred at Arlington Heights village hall and a few other locations, involved the wrong signatures popping up for voters who came in to cast ballots. Both issues were addressed as soon as election judges were made aware of them, and they did not interfere with voters being able to cast ballots in the way...
  • Holder: Failure to Pass Gun Control Is My Biggest Failure

    10/20/2014 4:57:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Attorney General Eric Holder said that his biggest failure during his time as head of the Justice Department was failing to pass expanded gun control laws and criticized former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for his negative characterizations of the president during an interview aired on Monday’s broadcast of “The Lead” on CNN. “I think the inability to pass reasonable gun safety laws after the Newtown massacre is, for me, something that I take personally as a failure, and something that I think we as a society should take as a failure” he stated when asked what he considered his greatest...
  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    10/20/2014 4:51:36 PM PDT · by knak · 15 replies
    OSIJEK, Croatia — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate. Then the Nazi hunters showed up. In 1989, as the U.S. government prepared to strip him of his citizenship, Denzinger packed a pair of suitcases and fled to Germany. He later settled in this pleasant town on the Drava River, where he lives comfortably, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers....
  • Ferguson-inspired 'Sagging pants is not probable cause' mural removed after police request

    10/20/2014 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Times, Trenton - NJ.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Jenna Pizzi
    A mural was painted over Monday afternoon after Trenton police expressed concern that the painting, depicting Michael Brown, a Ferguson, Mo., teen who was fatally shot by police in August, sent the wrong message about community and police relations. The painting depicted Brown’s face with the caption “Sagging pants … is not probable cause.” Will "Kasso" Condry, the artist behind the mural, said he wanted to start a conversation about racial profiling. The Trenton Downtown Association elected to remove the image after hearing concern from police officers that the mural sends a negative message about the relationship between police and...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign – ExxonMobil @StopQatarNow

    10/20/2014 4:39:45 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | October 20, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign
    Rex W. Tillerson ExxonMobil Corporate Headquarters 5959 Las Colinas Boulevard Irving, Texas 75039-2298 Dear Mr. Tillerson: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. Of all the American companies currently involved with Qatar, none is more responsible for Qatar’s economic success than ExxonMobil. Indeed, Qatar has the world’s highest per capita GDP, at $102,100 (2013). The United States has two massive military bases in Qatar: Al Udeid, the home of CENTCOM for the region, and As Sayliyah, the largest...
  • Rare hunt for national park elk underway

    10/20/2014 4:38:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    HUNTING — A unique annual elk hunt in a national park began Saturday. The Grand Teton National Park’s annual elk reduction program will run until Nov. 2. Congress allowed the “controlled reduction” of elk when the park was created in 1950. Hunting is not allowed in most national parks, and the hunt in Grand Teton comes with restrictions. The 650 Wyoming-licensed hunters are restricted to two areas of the park. They are allowed to hunt cows or calves — but not bulls — from three primary herd segments: Grand Teton, southern Yellowstone National Park and the Teton Wilderness area of...
  • California looks to build $4 million mountain lion freeway overpass

    10/20/2014 4:35:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 49 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10-20-14 | Nick Allen
    Several male mountain lions have been killed trying to get across a log-jammed freeway to breed Conservationists are trying to raise $4 million to build a special freeway overpass for mountain lions in Los Angeles. A population of the rare and secretive big cats live in the Santa Monica Mountains but are split in two by the city's busy 101 freeway. There is a shortage of males and that has led to inbreeding on both sides of the road, with several males being killed as they try to make the dangerous crossing to breed. Only one big cat - known...
  • How A Surge In Puerto Rican Voters Is Changing Florida Politics [Red Turing Blue!]

    10/20/2014 4:33:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    YahooNews ^ | October 20, 2014 | Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
    How A Surge In Puerto Rican Voters Is Changing Florida Politics They may lean Democratic, but many —especially the newcomers —are 'up for grabs' By Luisita Lopez Torregrosa A Puerto Rican flag is held by Miami residents at the Calle Ocho Festival in Miami. The road to political victory in Florida is not just a metaphor, it's a place: Interstate 4, the busy highway that cuts across the vote-heavy heart of the state from Tampa to Daytona Beach. And the I-4 corridor, as it's called, now runs through a swing-vote region undergoing significant demographic change. Puerto Ricans have been migrating...
  • EPA takes step in regulating drinking water

    10/20/2014 4:33:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Laura Barron-Lopez
    The Environmental Protection Agency took the first step toward regulating a chemical in the country’s drinking water on Monday. The EPA issued a preliminary determination to regulate the chemical called strontium, which is a naturally occurring element. At elevated levels strontium can impact bone strength in people who don’t consume enough calcium, the EPA said. Strontium has been found in roughly 99 percent of the public water systems in the U.S..