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  • Obama Forces U.N. Silence on Syrian Slaughter

    02/25/2013 5:25:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 25, 2013 | Joseph Klein
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama Forces U.N. Silence on Syrian SlaughterPosted By Joseph Klein On February 25, 2013 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments In the latest episode of rampant violence resulting in the deaths of innocent civilians in Syria, a car bomb killed more than fifty  people and wounded two hundred in Damascus on February 21st.  The tally included students at a nearby secondary school. The bombing took place close to the Russian Embassy compound, where significant damage was reported, and to the ruling Baath Party offices in the central Mazraa district of the...
  • STUDENTS MADE TO WEAR BURQAS IN U.S. STATE (Texas)

    02/25/2013 5:17:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 77 replies
    wnd ^ | february 25, 2023 | john griffing
    However, in Lumberton, Texas, this week, high school girls were made to wear burqas as part of a CSCOPE study of Islam. One student quoted the teacher as saying, “We are going to work to change your perception of Islam.” The teacher in the burqa lesson, according to a student, also said, “I do not necessarily agree with this, but I am supposed to teach you that we are not to call these people terrorists anymore, but freedom fighters.” Critics argue that this should not be a teacher’s role, and are concerned that CSCOPE curriculum appears agenda-driven. According to a...
  • Free Vibrators: Trojan to Give Away Thousands of Sex Toys on Miami Beach

    02/25/2013 4:53:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    New Times ^ | 2/21/13 | Hannah Sentenac
    ...Next Tuesday, Trojan, condom hawkers extraordinaire, will be passing out thousands of free vibrators to Miami Beach-goers. You heard right. THOUSANDS OF FREE VIBRATORS. Like your friendly neighborhood hot dog cart (only even more blatantly phallic), the Trojan Vibrations Pleasure Carts will be doling out titillating toys to passers-by...
  • Disgusting: Academy Awards broadcasts a Roman Polanski/Jack Nicholson orgy joke [Child rape funny]

    02/25/2013 4:32:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/24/13
    Yes, the Academy Awards featured a joke alluding to raunchy parties at actor Jack Nicholson’s house... Casual viewers may not be aware, but it was at Jack Nicholson’s house that fugitive perv director Roman Polanski allegedly drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl. Is that funny? Hollywood thinks so.
  • Memo Allegedly Leaked From Soros-Backed Organization Shows Progressive Plan to ‘Eviscerate’

    02/25/2013 3:59:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com/ ^ | february 24, 2013 | Mytheos Holt
    North Carolina’s newly elected Republican governor Pat McCrory hasn’t been in office for even two months, and already progressive groups and their allies within North Carolina’s state Democratic party have the long knives out. That is, if a leaked memo from the progressive organization Blueprint North Carolina is to be believed. The controversial memo was first reported on by the Charlotte Observer this past Friday. The Observer reported: A group that sent out a memo with tips on how to attack Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republican leaders exercised “bad judgment” that could jeopardize its funding, the director of a...
  • Liberal astroturf group offering $9 to $11 per hour to join its gun-control campaign

    02/25/2013 3:41:23 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | february 24, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The liberal organization Progressive USA Voters, which is housed in the same progressive Denver office building as a chapter of the infamous left-wing astroturf group ProgressNow, is offering an hourly wage of between $9 and $11 to join its gun-control campaign in Chicago, according to a flyer that was photographed and posted to Reddit Friday. “Join the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence” reads the flyer, which also notes, “Hourly Wage: $9-11/hr.”
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 25, 2013

    02/25/2013 2:46:28 AM PST · by sneakers · 22 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Barack Obama’s war on America’s fresh water supply: China is buying up Lake Michigan’s water

    02/24/2013 10:01:21 PM PST · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    Barack Obama is keeping his promise to lower the sea levels, and he’s starting with the drought plagued Midwest where Lake Michigan water is being shipped by the boat loads over to China! By using a little known loophole in the 2006 Great Lakes Compact, Obama minions are allowing Nestle Company to export precious fresh water out of Lake Michigan to the tune of an estimated $500,000 to $1.8 million per day profit. By draining the precious jewel of the Great Lakes in the middle of America, our federal water managers are allowing the export of our water out of...
  • Muslim cleric in the U.S. tells followers not to engage in offensive jihad: “not quite ready yet….”

    02/24/2013 9:23:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    sheikyermami.com ^ | 2/24/13 | Ryan Mauro
    The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) opposes offensive jihad in the West, but for reasons that may surprise you. In an Arabic fatwa (religious decree) that doesn’t appear on its English website, it states that “the Islamic community does not possess the strength to engage in offensive jihad at this time [emphasis added].” This doesn’t mean that all jihad is to be abandoned. “With our current capabilities, we are aspiring towards defensive jihad, and to improve our position with regards to jurisprudence at this stage. But there is a different discussion for each situation,” it said. It is...
  • Thug who punched bank manager four times let off with a caution because he said SORRY to police

    02/24/2013 9:12:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 12:24 EST, 24 February 2013 | Helen Lawson
    A thug who broke a bank manager’s nose in an unprovoked assault has been let off with a caution—because he said “sorry”. Ryan Gough, 41, was punched in the face four times outside his girlfriend’s home in the road rage attack last Saturday afternoon. The unnamed biker knocked on Gough’s car window as he was parking at the house in Asfordby, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire—and punched him for “cutting him up”. The 40-year-old suspect was caught minutes later by police, but Gough learned this week that his attacker had been let off because he had apologized for his actions.Gough, from...
  • WaPo Ombudsman: Yep, Bigots, We're Pro-Gay Marriage

    02/24/2013 8:47:23 PM PST · by Bratch · 10 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | February 23, 2013 | John Nolte
    Well, I guess if you can redefine the definition of marriage, you can also redefine the definition of "objective newspaper." This hilariously obtuse piece of reasoning comes from the Washington Post's soon-to-be "inefficiencied" ombudsman, Patrick Pexton, and a Post reporter, who, for some odd reason, doesn't wish to be named. This so-called reporter, Pexton, and a reader entered into a three-way email debate over the issue of how the Post reports on the issue of same-sex marriage. The reader, a social conservative, is tired of seeing his beliefs described (in an "objective" newspaper, mind you) as bigoted and hateful. He...
  • ‘Israel’s strike on Syria last month killed top Iranian general’

    02/24/2013 8:11:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/24/13 | Gabe Fisher
    Hassan Shateri, the Iranian general whose killing was reported last week, was actually slain last month in an alleged IAF airstrike that was said to have targeted a weapons convoy heading from Syria to the Lebanese group Hezbollah, Britain’s Sunday Times reported. Iran was quick last week to blame “mercenaries and supporters” of Israel for Shateri’s death, although it made no indication that he had been killed in the January airstrike. Tehran “will take revenge on Israel for the killing of a Quds Force general in Syria,” said Ali Shirazi, liaison for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the Revolutionary...
  • Lord Ashcroft drops support for the Tories over David Cameron’s gay marriage “obsession”

    02/24/2013 7:51:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 18:19 EST, 24 February 2013 | Gerri Peev
    The Tories’ biggest donor has stopped funding the party after privately questioning whether the Prime Minister is still a proper Conservative. Lord Ashcroft, who has given the Tories £10 million ($15 million), has withdrawn support after becoming dismayed with David Cameron’s obsession with “fringe issues” such as gay marriage. The Tory peer also told friends he has given enough money and is not hopeful of the party winning a majority in 2015. … In another blow to Cameron, his local Chipping Norton party chairman, Cicely Maunder, quit her post and tore up her party membership over his promotion of gay...
  • Carnival Triumph Review From an Actual Passenger "Not a Nightmare".

    02/24/2013 7:40:22 PM PST · by willk · 85 replies
    Cruise Critic ^ | TXRegulator
    I had a GREAT time on my first cruise!! And yes...I was on the Triumph!! It was NOT THAT BAD!! It was akin to camping in one's own backyard as a kid. The crew was great, we were well treated, food was plentiful, water was restored quickly and the toilet issue was a minor inconvenience. To expound a little on the camping analogy......Imagine camping in the backyard as a kid, the septic tank has a little bit of an issue on the other side of the yard, and mom hasn't been to the store in a couple of days. You...
  • NM:More than 300 guns sold at sheriff buy back event(and private sales!)

    02/24/2013 6:54:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    kob.com ^ | 23 February, 2012 | Maria Guerrero
    Gun owners got another opportunity to turn over their firearms to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday. In exchange owners got a gift card worth up to $200. Private gun buyers were also on hand at the buy-back and so was a local woman who opposed what they’re legally allowed to do on the sidelines. People returned 326 guns, including two assault weapons, and BCSO handed out $41,000 in gift cards in exchange. Before BCSO collects and destroys a room full of various firearms, owners are presented with another option outside. Deputies kept a group of private buyers across...
  • A land of militias, Libya struggles to build a military

    02/24/2013 6:44:56 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 24, 2013 | Maggie Fick
    Tripoli, Libya In the seventeen months since Muammar Qaddafi was killed, Libya has made building an army a top national priority. But progress toward achieving this goal has been slow at best, with an official admitting that he does not even know how many soldiers are currently in the army. Public statements by senior Libyan leaders suggest that there is little disagreement over the notion that the country desperately needs a functioning military to ensure a peaceful transition – and a clean break from the Qaddafi legacy of a weak army dwarfed by powerful brigades loyal to the autocrat’s sons....
  • Will new fed guidelines force companies to hire more employees with criminal pasts?

    02/24/2013 6:02:21 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 56 replies
    Employers could be pressured to hire more workers with a criminal background under recent guidelines issued by the federal government. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s guidelines warn businesses about rejecting minority applicants who have committed a crime and recommend they eliminate policies that “exclude people from employment based on a criminal record.” The EEOC says civil rights laws already prohibit different treatment for job applicants who are of a different ethnic background but have identical criminal histories. The update was issued out of concern that employers might disproportionally exclude minorities from getting hired because more African Americans and Hispanics are...
  • Hagel’s $160 Billion 'West Bank' US Troops Deathtrap (U.S. Troops to West Bank & Gaza)

    02/24/2013 5:44:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 2/24/13 | Staff
    Hagel, at Obama's bidding, plans to send troops to Judea andSamaria (the "West Bank") where they would soon be victims of Hamas terror. It's in writing. An investigative report. There is only one reason that Chuck Hagel was picked by President Obama to be US Defense Secretary, and why Obama will go nuclear to get him confirmed: Hagel is the only person alive now dumb enough to deploy US “peacekeeping” troops to what is surely a "West Bank" deathtrap. Don’t believe me??! Well, in early 2009, two years after Hamas violently took over Gaza, Hagel along with a ragged has-been...
  • Afghans accuse U.S. special forces of being involved in torture

    02/24/2013 5:36:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan -Afghanistan´s president says all U.S. special forces must leave eastern Wardak province within two weeks because of allegations that Afghans working with them are torturing and abusing other Afghans. Presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi says Sunday´s decision was taken during a meeting of the National Security Council because of the alleged actions of Afghans who are linked to the U.S. special forces. He said the government wants the individuals, whom he did not identify, to be handed over to the government. Wardak is a restive province next to Kabul and has been the focus of counterinsurgency efforts.
  • Karzai orders US special forces out of Afghan province

    02/24/2013 5:28:54 PM PST · by grandpa jones
    BBC ^ | 2/24/13 | staff
    The Afghan president has ordered US special forces to leave Wardak province within two weeks. The decision was being taken due to allegations of disappearances and torture by Afghans considered to be part of US special forces, said a spokesman for Hamid Karzai. The strategically significant, central province of Wardak has been the recent focus of counter-insurgency operations. A US statement said it took all allegations of misconduct seriously. But the US could not comment specifically on this latest development "until we have had a chance to speak with senior government officials", the statement by a spokesman for US special...