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  • Exchange Traded Funds, Pros & Cons --Investor Thread April 19, 2015

    04/19/2015 7:39:38 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 1 replies
    Weekly investment & finance thread ^ | 04/19/2015 | Freeper Investors
    [from IBD: Should ETFs Be In Your Investment Portfolio?]While ETFs have existed for several decades, their popularity and diversity have exploded in recent years. But many investors are just learning about them. Those looking for tips on how to invest in ETFs just need some basic information to get started. In basic terms, ETFs can be thought of as mutual funds that trade like stocks. But their portfolios can contain U.S. and foreign stocks, bonds, futures, physical commodities or currencies. And ETFs choose the securities for their portfolios with an investment objective in mind. These investment goals include growth...
  • Is a call for slavery reparations coming in 2016?

    04/19/2015 7:31:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2015 | Warren Beatty
    Charles Payne, host of Fox Business News' Making Money, said on Thursday: I think that there's going to be an official apology from the White House to slavery in America and then a major push to get cash, and I'm talking lots of cash. Many including those closest to President Obama will push him to make this happen. About reparations, Scottie Nell Hughes, Tea Party News Network director and a frequent Making Money guest, said: Sure, slavery was a horrible thing that happened, but this [reparations payments] is not going to help race relations in the United States today....
  • Why Hillary Can't Be in the Moment

    04/19/2015 7:26:01 AM PDT · by Slyfox · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2015 | Deborah C. Taylor
    Watching Hillary Clinton reach out and touch ordinary Americans is excruciating. In working a crowd of regular folks, Hillary is fingernails on the blackboard in a pantsuit. It is difficult to imagine anyone more out of touch with her own affect, movement, and connection to the people around her. She is unable to talk, touch, listen or smile in a natural manner. She doesn't seem to know what to do with her hands, where to direct her eyes, her scope of awareness is restricted. A blind person with a stick would be better than Hillary Clinton at reading people around...
  • Why Is the Government Stealing Raisins from Honest Farmers?

    04/19/2015 7:15:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2015 | George Will
    In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the government’s reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Horne’s raisins. New Dealers had bushels of theories, including this: In a depression, prices fall, so a recovery will occur when government compels prices to stabilize above where a free market would put them. So FDR’s “brain trust” produced “price stabilization”...
  • Friend. Father. Son.

    04/19/2015 7:10:47 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 7 replies
    The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) ^ | April 19, 2015 | Deanna Pan (dpan@postandcourier.com)
    Walter Scott dreamed he would rent an RV and load up all his children. stepdaughters included, and take them to Disney World. ...... Walter Scott always wanted to be famous. He used to tell his friends he could have made it as a singer..........
  • Hillary Clinton's Big Benefactor Has Trade Links with Iran

    04/19/2015 7:08:01 AM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 18, 2015 | Rory Ross
    Enemies of Hillary Clinton waiting to discredit her bid for the White House are likely to seize on news that one of the biggest benefactors to the Clinton Foundation has been trading with Iran and may be in breach of US sanctions imposed on the country. Ukrainian oligarceh Victor Pinchuk, 54, has courted the Clintons for at least nine years – in the United States, the Alps and Ukraine. Earlier this year, he was confirmed as the largest individual contributor to the Clinton Foundation, whose aims include the creation of “economic opportunity and growth”. He also has links to the...
  • DML SPEECH IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

    04/19/2015 7:04:36 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    DMLDaily ^ | 4-18-2015 | Dennis Michael Lynch
    Entire speech with extra footage at event — fun stuff. Please watch and share. To donate, please go to DML2016.com
  • Slaughter on the beach: ISIS behead and shoot Ethiopian Christians.

    04/19/2015 7:02:01 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 8 replies
    A shocking new video appearing to show at least 30 Christians being beheaded and shot by ISIS has been released this afternoon. The 29-minute video, titled 'Until It Came To Them - Clear Evidence', shows dozens of militants holding two separate groups captive in Libya. At least 16 men, described by Islamic State as the 'followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church', are lined up in a desert area while 12 others are filmed being forced to walk down a beach. fore the killings a masked fighter in black brandishes a pistol as he vows to kill Christians...
  • Veteran detained after taking American flag from protesters who were walking on it, report says

    04/19/2015 6:51:46 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 9 replies
    Fox News.com; Valdosta Daily Times ^ | April 19, 2015 | Valdosta Daily Times; unknown
    A military veteran was reportedly detained and charged by Valdosta State University police in Georgia Friday after she took an American flag from a group of protesters who were walking on it. The Valdosta Daily Times reports Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran, said she wanted to take action after hearing about the group’s demonstrations, but did not want to take the flag from them. “I did not want anything like this, but I got a call from a student who told me that the flag was on the ground, and they were walking on it,” Manhart told the Daily...
  • The End Of Civilization

    04/19/2015 6:35:02 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 5 replies
    The End Of Civilization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzShgcocaqg
  • Court chilly to Barack Obama immigration moves

    04/19/2015 6:32:48 AM PDT · by libstripper · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | April 17, 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal appeals court signaled Friday that it is unlikely to allow President Barack Obama’s request to go ahead with a new round of relief for illegal immigrants, making it likely that the White House will have to take its legal case to the Supreme Court within days. The oral arguments before the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans were being closely watched by both sides in the heated immigration debate as a sign of whether the administration will be able to move forward with its plan to grant quasi-legal status and work permits to about 4...
  • The EU’s asylum policy is to blame for the tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean

    04/19/2015 5:58:13 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 9 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 19 April 2015 | Olenka Hamilton
    As the leading article in The Spectator this week pointed out, thousands of people are fleeing war and anarchy in Africa and setting sail across the Mediterranean bound for Europe. The latest tragedy comes today, after a boat carrying between 500 and 700 migrants from Libya capsized. So far, only 28 people have been rescued. Coaxed by traffickers who demand huge sums, refugees have been piling into rickety boats which often disintegrate en route. Aid groups, human rights activists, the pope and the EU itself all say the EU-funded rescue operation Triton is inadequate. Well, they’re right in a way,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 April 2015

    04/19/2015 4:40:25 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 79 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 April 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 19th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, and Terry McAuliffe, D-Va.; Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; former Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.; former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.; Ali Rezaian, whose brother Jason, a Washington Post correspondent, is jailed in Iran.
  • French frigate to recreate Lafayette's voyage to US

    04/19/2015 4:16:16 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2015-04-18 | Video by FRANCE 3; Text by NEWS WIRES
    A replica of the French navy frigate Hermione that brought General Lafayette to America to rally rebels fighting Britain in the US war of independence, will set sail for the United States again on Saturday, 235 years after the original crossing.
  • Fanfare as replica frigate sails to US [Video]

    04/19/2015 4:06:16 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 2015-04-19 | BBC
    A replica of an 18th century French warship has set sail from France for the United States.
  • Russian Volunteers For First Human Head Transplant Operation

    04/19/2015 3:55:14 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | April 15, 2015 | Based on reporting by Mail Online, Medical News Today, and RT
    A 30-year-old Russian man with a degenerative disease has volunteered for the world’s first human head transplant operation. Researchers have seriously questioned the feasibility of the operation proposed by Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero. But Valery Spiridonov, a computer scientist from the Russian town of Vladimir, about 160 kilometers east of Moscow, says he wants to undergo the operation within the next two years.
  • Lukashenka Declines Invitation To Moscow Victory Day Parade

    04/19/2015 3:49:10 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | April 18, 2015 | Based on reporting by TASS and Sputnik News
    Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says he will travel to Moscow to participate in events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe on May 7 and 8, but he will not attend a Victory Day military parade in the Russian capital on May 9. In an interview with Russia's ITAR-TASS, Lukashenka said he will preside over a Victory Day parade in Minsk on May 9 instead.
  • Kyiv Lists Russian Military Units Allegedly In Ukraine

    04/19/2015 3:44:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | April 18, 2015 | Based on reporting by AFP and lugansk-news.com
    Ukraine's army chief of staff has listed for the first time some of the specific Russian military units alleged to be fighting against Kyiv alongside pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine. Viktor Muzhenko, in an interview published by Ukraine's Defense Ministry on April 18, said, "Regular Russian army troops are still in Ukraine" despite a cease-fire agreement signed in February which ordered the withdrawal of foreign fighters from the front line. Russia has repeatedly denied claims by Kyiv and the West that it is arming and sending troops to help separatists who have gained control of parts of the east. Muzhenko...
  • Veteran detained after taking American flag from protesters who were walking on it, report says

    04/19/2015 3:37:52 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 19, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    A military veteran was reportedly detained and charged by Valdosta State University police in Georgia Friday after she took an American flag from a group of protesters who were walking on it. The Valdosta Daily Times reports Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran, said she wanted to take action after hearing about the group’s demonstrations, but did not want to take the flag from them.
  • Ted Cruz’s Three-Step Solution to ‘Reignite the Promise of America’

    04/19/2015 2:15:47 AM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 18, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
    NASHUA, N.H.—Sen. Ted Cruz said America is craving new leadership during his speech at the First in the Nation Summit in New Hampshire today. The Texas Republican, who announced his presidential campaign last month, began his remarks by praising his rivals for the Republican nomination as “an incredible array of conservative leaders.” Later, he shared the story of his father who fled tyranny in Cuba for the “promise” of America. “That is the miracle of America,” said Cruz. “That no nation in the history of the world has allowed so many millions of people to come with nothing and achieve...
  • Explosive Device Targets UNRWA Offices in Gaza

    04/19/2015 12:06:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 4/19/2015, 4:44 AM | Ben Ariel
    An explosive device went off near the offices of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza City Saturday night, AFP reported. A second struck near police headquarters, the report said. UNRWA and Gaza security officials said there were no dead or injured. […] UNRWA facilities in Gaza were at the forefront during last year’s Operation Protective Edge. During the operation, no fewer than three UNRWA schools were found to be serving for storage of rockets for the terrorist organizations Hamas and Islamic Jihad. …
  • One man's last wish, 'Don't vote for Hillary Clinton.'

    04/18/2015 10:27:16 PM PDT · by justlurking · 23 replies
    Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! ^ | 2013-04-18 | David Clark Scott
    Larry Darrell Upright died this week. But his obituary lives on as the lastest arrow in the anti-Hillary Rodham Clinton quiver – at a time when her popularity is falling. "In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children .... Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy." In the funeral home's online guest book for this week's memorial service, reports WBTV Channel 12 in Richmond, Va., the following comments were left: "Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We promise not to vote for Hillary," one...
  • Why satire not scandal could derail Hillary Clinton's campaign

    04/18/2015 8:50:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2015-04-18 | Matt Lewis
    Republicans are the usual targets for caricature on popular US comedy show Saturday Night Live (remember Tina Fey as Sarah Palin?). But comedienne Kate McKinnon's impersonation of Hillary Clinton last week gave Fey a run for her money. On the eve of Clinton's announcement, one biting SNL skit imagined what Mrs Clinton's announcement video might sound like. "Citizens, you will elect me," McKinnon barked. "I will be your leader!" The satirical message was simple: Hillary Clinton believes she is entitled to the presidency.
  • Parents of Child Killed in Boston Marathon Bombing Don't Want Tsarnaev to Face the Death Penalty

    04/18/2015 8:34:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 18, 2015 | Caroline Bankoff
    The Boston Globe has published a heartbreaking appeal from the parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who died in the Boston Marathon bombing. Bill and Denise Richard (who were also injured in the blast, along with their two surviving children) are asking prosecutors to stop seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was recently found guilty of carrying out the attacks with his late brother, Tamerlan. Rather the seeing Tsarnaev killed — and enduring the years of legal maneuvering that generally precede an execution in the United States — the Richards want the 21-year-old sentenced to life in...
  • Immigration News 2015: All US Undocumented Immigrants Could Contribute $2.2B in Taxes, Per Year

    04/18/2015 8:24:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    LatinPost.com ^ | 2015-04-18 | Michael Oleaga
    The 11.4 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. provide billions of dollars for local, state and federal taxes, based on a new study. And according to a nonprofit organization, tax contributions by undocumented immigrants would increase if immigration reform policies were approved. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization about tax policy issues, found that if all 11.4 million undocumented immigrants received lawful permanent residency in the U.S., then state and local tax contributions would increase by approximately $2.2 billion per year. Based on 2012 data, ITEP stated undocumented immigrants have already contributed...
  • Carly Fiorina: ‘Hillary Clinton Must Not Be President of the United States’

    04/18/2015 8:16:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-18 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina warned the New Hampshire Republican Leadership Summit that “Hillary Clinton must not be president,” because she lacks the essential qualities of leadership such as a record of accomplishment, candor and transparency. “She will pursue a set of policies that will crush possibilities and the potential of this great nation,” Fiorina said.
  • Slow Your Roll on Scott Walker

    04/18/2015 8:00:37 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/7/2015 | Steve Deace
    We’re still a year away from the first official votes being cast in the 2016 Republican presidential primary in my home state of Iowa. Yet some of my brethren seem willing to declare the contest over and award Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker the victory before he’s truly been vetted. How about we make a guy go through the job interview before we hire him based solely off his resume? Now, to be sure Walker has an attractive resume, which is why I have several kind things to say about him in my book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win...
  • Maureen Dowd Disses Obama: a 'Feminized Man'

    04/18/2015 6:59:28 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Maureen Dowd's Sunday column ostensibly centers on the problem of Hillary's persona being alternatively too masculine or too Chipolte-granny feminine. But in passing, Dowd discharges a major diss in the direction of President Obama. Analyzing lessons learned from 2008, Maureen writes that "Hillary saw the foolishness of acting like a masculine woman defending the Iraq invasion after she fell behind to a feminized man denouncing it." Barack Obama: feminized man. Ouch.
  • Southeast Asian allies of Vietnam war honored at Fort Snelling

    04/18/2015 6:09:34 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-18-15 | Will Ashenmacher
    In what was described as the first occasion of its kind in the country, a memorial to the Southeast Asian forces who fought as allies of the U.S. during the Vietnam War era was dedicated at Fort Snelling on Saturday. The plaque, in the cemetery's Airborne Circle, memorializes the Hmong, Laotian and Khmer special forces units that served in Cambodia and Laos. "I believe that this is probably the first time that they have been recognized specifically in a place like this," Trudell Guerue, president of the Chapter XV 173rd Airborne Brigade Association, said during the dedication ceremony. For Khoa...
  • Hillary Clinton's sneakily brilliant launch

    04/18/2015 5:40:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/18/2015 | Martha Pease
    This week, Hillary Clinton surprised the world yet again — not with the official launch of her campaign but for the unconventional way she did it. She sure pushed the envelope. With her video, new logo and road trip, she opened a long communications campaign not only to "rebrand" herself but to completely reframe who she is, what she stands for and how she intends to run. We'll find out over the next year and a half whether it will work. Many in the press and on late-night television scratched their heads this week; others were scathing. Ruth Marcus --...
  • Feds drop almost half million dollars to study 'first penetrative' gay encounter

    04/18/2015 5:13:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/17/15 | Timothy Whiteman
    Between the shrimp on a treadmill study and then the IRS's Star Trek-themed training films, there have been more than a few cries of outrage from taxpayers fed-up with their hard earned dollars seemingly wasted on hyper-frivolous reports and projects, the federal government doesn't seem to have gotten the message. Case in point would be the article published by The Washington Free Beacon on April 17, 2015, which details the government dropping nearly a half million dollars to study the levels of sexual satisfaction for men after their first "penetrative same-sex experience." With the impressive project title of FIRST AND...
  • Calling her ‘Hillary’ is now ‘sexist’

    04/18/2015 3:29:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 107 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2015-04-18 | Chelsea Samelson
    She even campaigned as "Hillary" during her 2000 race for senate. Now that Hillary is officially in the running, prepare to start hearing the s-word. Don’t like her politics? Sexist! Disagree with her positions? Sexist! Still have issues with Benghazi? Sexist!
  • Cruz: If Terrorists Attacked A Golf Course ‘That Would Get The White House’s Attention’

    04/18/2015 3:20:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-04-18 | Kerry Picket
    NASHUA, N.H. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican presidential candidate, took a jab at President Barack Obama Saturday for not attending the march in France against radical Islamic terrorism when he gave remarks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit. “And we all remember just a few months ago seeing over 40 world leaders walking arm and arm in solidarity with France against radical Islamic terrorism and where oh where oh where was the United States of America? You know, if only the terrorists attacked a golf course. That might actually get the White House’s attention. ‘Holy...
  • Clintons Refused to Return Money from Iranian Government Front Group

    04/18/2015 3:19:52 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 26, 2015 | Brent Scher
    The Clinton Foundation refused to return more than $50,000 of contributions from a group described by federal government investigators as a “front” for the “Mullahs who dominate Iran.”
  • Exposing the Marxist/Communist Past of Hillary Clinton

    04/18/2015 2:52:27 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 35 replies
    America Resists ^ | 4/16/2015 | Leon Puissegur
    I left off on the last article with how Hillary Rodham Clinton wants a revolutionary change and the building of a new society founded on Marxist principles. Hillary Rodham Clinton is an evil individual who has been taught that the United States has to change to a more Socialistic/Marxist way. She was against the Vietnam War and led protests against it, showing her disregard for the military and what they were doing to try and hold Communism at bay in Vietnam. That did not matter to Hillary at all; her ideas were more like Stalin and Hitler than any of...
  • ISIS camp just a stone's throw from U.S. border

    04/18/2015 2:37:45 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 4/17/2015 | Chad Groening
    A public-interest group is very concerned about what's going on at a terrorist camp just inside Mexico, not far from a major U.S. Army installation. High-level sources in Mexico have confirmed to Judicial Watch that ISIS is operating a camp about eight miles from El Paso, Texas, which sits on the U.S.-Mexico border. The camp is located in an area (known as "Anapra") dominated by a drug cartel, making it an extremely dangerous and hostile operating environment for the Mexican Army and Federal Police operations. Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, tells OneNewsNow this ISIS cell represents a clear threat...
  • Recall petitions over gun control put pressure on Democrats

    04/18/2015 2:34:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2015-04-18 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - With Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent. Gun rights advocates last week filed petitions to recall three Democratic lawmakers who sponsored the legislation, and they say more could follow. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/18/recall-petitions-over-gun-control-put-pressure-on-/#ixzz3XhPTBbgP Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • SECURITY ALERT: What I witnessed today at an Army Reserve Center was deplorable.

    04/18/2015 2:32:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    allenwest.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | Allen West
    snip And so it was when I drove onto the Army Reserve Center at Grand Prairie for a visit yesterday, I was met by a lone unarmed female contract security person who did not even take my ID and match it to my face. She came out of the shack and waved me right onto this military installation. Yes, the Army Reserve Center at Grand Prairie is a military installation. Not only is the Army based there but also a U.S. Marine Reserve artillery unit — and the majority of their equipment is located on this installation. But, as I...
  • Former School Police Officer Hired To Protect Students Raped 22 Boys Instead

    04/18/2015 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Ken H · 82 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 18, 2015 | n/a
    Former Pittsburgh school police officer Robert Lellock has been arrested and charged with raping 22 male students he was hired to protect. A federal lawsuit notes that school officials should have known about the abuse, as Lellock was frequently taking boys out of the classroom to rape them in a janitor’s closet. According to the Tribune-Review, Robert Lellock worked for the Pittsburgh public school system as a school police officer where he repeatedly sexually abused at least 22 boys. One victim claims that Lellock removed him from class at least two dozen times to rape him in a janitor’s closet....
  • Cruz: Iran deal is a 'historic mistake'

    04/18/2015 2:17:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 18, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday argued that finalizing any pact with Iran over its nuclear arms research would instantly produce one of the worst diplomatic deals of all time. “It is a historic mistake,” Cruz told listeners at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s First In the Nation leadership summit in Nashua, N.H. “Every year in Iran they celebrate ‘Death to America Day,’ ” the 2016 GOP presidential hopeful added. “If history teaches any principle, it is that if somebody says they want to kill you, believe them,” he concluded. Cruz argued that even a framework accord with Iran would...
  • RAND PAUL: There's A Secret Hillary Clinton Scandal That Will Derail Her Campaign 'Soon' (oh-noes!!)

    04/18/2015 2:11:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 104 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 18, 2015, 12.36 | Colin Cambell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) thinks he knows something that you don't about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Bloomberg News' Dave Weigel reported Friday that Paul gave a speech to a pro-life group the day before in which Paul predicted the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation will soon be hit by a major scandal. "There's going to be stuff coming out about the Clinton foundation and their donations from different companies that get special approval by the secretary of state. It's coming out in the next couple weeks," Paul said. As Weigel noted, Paul has made similar...
  • Noam Chomsky: The U.S. Is Trying to Put an End to Its Extreme Isolation

    04/18/2015 2:07:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    TruthDig.com, ^ | 2015-04-18 | goingundergroundRT
    CLICK IMAGE FOR DIRECT LINK TO YOUTUBE VIDEO The renowned activist and linguist weighs in on the recent shift in relations between Cuba and the United States, as well as drone strikes in Yemen, leftist parties Syriza and Podemos in Greece and Spain, among several current events in an interview on RT’s “Going Underground.”
  • Jeb Bush Says Republicans Should Confirm Loretta Lynch as the New Attorney General

    04/18/2015 2:00:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    LatinPost.com ^ | 2015-04-18 | Selena Hill
    Jeb Bush called on Republicans in the Senate to stop holding up the confirmation of the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's nominee for U.S. attorney general. Lynch has been waiting for 160 days for congress to take a vote on her nomination, which is more than five times the amount of time that Janet Reno waited to be confirmed as President Bill Clinton's attorney general and three times the length of days that John Ashcroft waited to be confirmed as the attorney general under the George W. Bush Administration, reports The Huffington Post. However, a majority of the Republicans...
  • Wikileaks: Environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio Flew Private Jet 6 Times in 6 Weeks

    04/18/2015 1:58:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-18 | Kipp Jones
    Hollywood superstar and staunch environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is again being accused of practicing hypocrisy after it was reported he boarded a private jet six separate times in a six-week period last year. While things for Sony Pictures may have finally blown over publicly in the months since the hacking scandal that overtook the studio in November, Thursday, Wikileaks published a searchable database of 173,132 emails and 30,287 separate documents taken from Sony last year.
  • Franklin Graham Launching 50-State Decision America Tour in 2016

    04/18/2015 1:43:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 100 replies
    BillyGraham.org ^ | 4/15/15 | BGEA
    On Tuesday night, Franklin Graham announced he will embark on a 50-state tour of the United States next year. He made the following announcement on his Facebook page: America is in trouble. At 62 years of age, I’ve lived long enough to learn that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans can turn this country around; no political party or politician is the answer. The only hope for this country is Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ. Next year I am planning to travel to all 50 states to conduct prayer rallies—we are calling this the Decision America Tour. I...
  • ‘WTF is she talking about?’ Meghan McCain’s 2016 GOP primary money is on ‘my bastard brother’

    04/18/2015 1:39:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 2015-04-18 | Twitchy Staff
    Meghan McCain has a favorite among those GOPers who might run for the Republican nomination:
  • Megadonor Paul Singer Fundraising For Marco Rubio [Headline disputed, but Singer is pro-SSM]

    04/18/2015 1:37:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | 4/13/15 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP mega-donor Wall Street billionaire Paul Singer is actively fundraising for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), several sources have confirmed for Breitbart News. One, a source close to Rubio and Rubio’s presidential campaign, confirmed it to Breitbart News’ Sarah Rumpf—who is in Miami at Rubio’s campaign rollout. Others, including sources close to Singer, have also confirmed it to Breitbart News.
  • Texas Veterinarian Kristen Lindsey Brags About Killing Local Cat With Bow And Arrow

    04/18/2015 1:30:14 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 105 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 4/18/15 | Andy Campbell
    A Texas veterinarian was fired after a Facebook photo showing her with her "first bow kill" -- a local cat -- went viral. Dr. Kristen Lindsey bragged online that she killed a "feral" cat in her neighborhood in Brenham. She posted a photo on Wednesday, which shows her holding up the dead cat by an arrow protruding from its head, according to KBTX.
  • UKRAINE: Secret bridge over Seversky Donets instead of Announced Bridge over Kerch Strait

    «River crossing, river crossing! Left bank, right bank, rough snow, ice edge… Some get memories, some get glory, some get dark water and no trace left of them” – from the poem “Vasiliy Tyorkin” by Alexandr Tvardovsky. We apologize for this little poetic introduction, but this report will concern “the disgrace and murky waters” of Russian invaders. According to the report from April 7 by Grigory Tymchuk, the leader of the Information Resistance group, Russia continues sending supply convoys to Donbas. The “northern route” is used most of the time. (Russia continues sending supply convoys to Donbas: 38 vehicles arrive...
  • UKRAINE: Operational Summary of the Donbas War. April 13, 2015

    For the past few weeks we have been receiving reports from our insiders regarding massing of military equipment in Olenivka and Dokuchaievsk (Donetsk Oblast). At first glance it looks like a preparation for an offensive on Mariupol. However, since militants told they were going to reach the administrative borders of oblasts, further attack westwards is inevitable. Besides, they will need to cover the flanks of an attack in South-Western direction. It is most likely that they will accumulate military equipment to attack Olenivka — Andriivka via Paraskoviivka and Uspenivka. Taking into account information from eyewitnesses, we could say that they...