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  • Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al.

    12/21/2016 1:07:00 AM PST · by Candor7 · 25 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense Release No: PA-189-16 ^ | Dec. 19, 2016 | Press Operations
    The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard military chartered aircraft for travel from Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to cover military commission pre-trial proceedings scheduled for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al., Jan. 25 - Feb. 3, 2017. Travel originates at Andrews AFB, Maryland on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017; return flight from Guantanamo to Andrews AFB, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations at Guantanamo Bay, selection is not guaranteed. However, there...
  • Here’s what happens when a woman fails to wear a hijab in an actually repressive country

    12/13/2016 4:40:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 13, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve had our fair share of hijab news in the United States this year. You may recall that back during the Olympics, one Muslim athlete said that she didn’t feel safe in our country while wearing her traditional Muslim garb. In the heat of the election and the weeks which followed, we heard continual stories of “hate crimes” against women wearing such apparel, even though at least some of them turned out to be hoaxes. So I suppose wearing a hijab can be considered controversial. But not wearing one can cause even more issues depending where you live. If’ you’re...
  • Education Secretary equates corporal punishment to criminal assault

    11/22/2016 11:31:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 22, 2016
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 22, 2016) — Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he said would be considered "criminal assault or battery" against an adult. King released a letter Tuesday asking leaders to replace corporal punishment with less punitive, more supportive disciplinary practices that he said work better against bad behavior.
  • This is what happens when you insult the new Thai king

    10/17/2016 9:29:20 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2016 | Natalie O'Neill
    A woman accused of insulting the kooky crown prince of Thailand was publicly humiliated and forced to grovel beneath a portrait of the country’s late king, according to reports Monday. Police officers dragged Umaporn Sarasat, 43, to the portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej outside a police station and forced her to kneel before it Sunday — as 500 onlookers shouted wildly, according to a video posted by the Times of London.
  • Saudi teen flirts online with a young woman in California - and ends up in jail

    10/10/2016 11:56:21 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 36 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 10/10/2016
    Saudi teen flirts online with a young woman in California - and ends up in jail - Breaking911 http://m.breaking911.com/saudi-teen-flirts-online-young-woman-california-ends-jail/ Saudi teen flirts online with a young woman in California – and ends up in jail October 10, 2016 | 1:51 PM Home » Bad News » Cyber Attacks » Saudi teen flirts online with a young woman in California – and ends up in jail CAIRO – It seemed like a innocent, if goofy, flirtation. Abu Sin, a young man in Saudi Arabia, met Christina Crockett, a 21-year-old in California, on YouNow, an online community forum that allows people to...
  • YOUTUBE: President Obama: "YOU WANT TO GIVE ME A GOOD SEND-OFF"? GO VOTE

    09/19/2016 9:14:16 PM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    ShyDux account on YOUTUBE Congressional Black Caucus ^ | Published on September 18, 2016 | ShyDux account YOUTUBE
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington, DC. SHOW MORE
  • The Dallas Police Weren’t Killed by Guns

    07/11/2016 8:12:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    It was poison. Venom emanating from the White House, the campaign of Hillary Clinton, the Congressional Black Caucus and other irresponsible members of the Democrat Party, race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and America’s so-called mainstream news media. They are responsible for the spate of deaths of police officers all across the United States. Particularly over the past seven years. Politicians are quick to criticize the police immediately following an incident, long before all the forensics and other investigative tools have determined what has happened. Yet they are nowhere to be found afterwards once the results of an...
  • Woman Arrested for Whipping Great-GrandDaughter With Switch

    06/30/2016 10:43:43 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 87 replies
    ABC7Chicago.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | ABC7 Staff
    An Arkansas woman was taken to jail for using a switch on her great-granddaughter, who she says was misbehaving. Police say the girl has visible welts on her arm. Norma Toussaint, 70, says she's not a bad person, but says she did pull a switch off her front hedges, stripped the leaves and used it to punish her 12-year-old great-granddaughter. "I went back in the house and whooped her on her arm," Toussaint said. Upset, the girl threatened to dial 911. "I asked, I said, 'You want to call the police on me?' And she said, 'Yes.' I said, 'Call...
  • Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say

    06/23/2016 2:25:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 3,000 New Yorkers could die each year from intense heat due to climate change beginning about 60 years from now, researchers said on Thursday. The number of hot days is expected to triple by the year 2080 and beyond, causing death by heat exhaustion, dehydration or heart and respiratory conditions, said the main author of a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. With so many hot days, when the temperature is at or above...
  • Should Criminals be Encouraged to Use Fake Guns?

    06/19/2016 5:55:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Criminals tend to be optimists, at least when it comes to carrying out crimes.  They often envision only one scenario, and assume that everything will go as planned. It is one of the reasons that many criminals depend on imitation, toy, or replica firearms.  A number of  states treat the use of a replica or imitation gun the same as the use of a real gun in a crime. No state requires a defender to determine if a gun pointed at them is real or imitation. There is no controversey in the law about that.  If the defender reasonably...
  • Rise in Starving Children Puts Strain on Venezuela’s Hospitals

    06/08/2016 5:57:45 PM PDT · by fella · 31 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 8 June 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    Doctors Now Have to Steal Food From Hospitals to Feed Their Own Families The increasing shortage of food and other basic products in Venezuela, on top of inflation, is now takingits toll on the health of the nation — most notably, on its malnourished children. Children frequently arrive to the San Felipe Central Hospital after having fainted from malnourishment, officials told the PanAm Post, and are given medicine to take three times a day, Mothers tell physicians they don’t have enough food in their homes, even after rationing. “Children under five months of age come in here with diarrhea and...
  • Key aide of Saddam's son in Beirut defection riddle

    02/15/2003 8:02:03 PM PST · by knak · 7 replies · 394+ views
    telegraph ^ | 2/16/03
    Confusion surrounded the recent whereabouts of the right-hand man of Saddam Hussein's oldest son Uday after Iraqi exile groups claimed he had defected last week after disappearing from a hotel in Beirut. The reports circulated for several days before Adeeb Shabaan emerged in Damascus last night and insisted that he was in Syria on an unspecified work trip and had not defected. Mr Shaaban, 47, is officially head of the Iraqi Photographic Association and a Baghdad newspaper editor, but in practice he has for the past five years run Uday's private office and acted as his press officer. He is...
  • Navy SEAL Admiral's Rare, Public Punishment

    03/27/2016 10:07:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Military.com ^ | 3/27/16 | SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
    The career death of Rear Adm. Brian Losey, the Navy SEAL leader being forced to retire after his promotion was blocked in the Senate, marks the most public punishment ever at the top rank of the elite SEALs, who are known for running below the radar with their combat missions and internal business. Even more tension between Congress and the SEALs may be looming. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, said this week that he will oppose the nomination of Losey's replacement, Rear Adm. Tim Szymanski. Hunter told The San Diego Union-Tribune that he has concerns about the incoming SEAL commander's past...
  • Texas Couple Accused of Waterboarding 13-Year-Old Boy

    02/19/2016 10:42:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 18, 2016
    A North Texas woman and her boyfriend face allegations they tied a 13-year-old boy's genitals and subjected him to a punishment known as waterboarding. A Kaufman County spokesman said Thursday that a man and woman are facing a charge of felony injury to a child.
  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage: Bring back the guillotine for drug traffickers

    01/26/2016 5:43:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/26/16 | Tal Kopan
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his state is too easy on drug crimes, suggesting it should bring back the guillotine for serious offenders. The Republican governor, known for his controversial statements, was speaking on local radio Tuesday about combating the drug epidemic in his state. "What I think we ought to do is bring the guillotine back," he told WMOV. "We could have public executions and have, you know, we could even have (guessing) which hole it falls in."
  • White House Turns to Threats as ObamaCare Enrollments Stall (fines going up)

    10/20/2015 5:22:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19/15 | John Nolte
    Now that ObamaCare is failing in the exact way its critics predicted more than 5 years ago, the White House is preparing to use threats to increase ObamaCare enrollment numbers next year. The threat, of course, is the ObamaCare tax. Next year the annual fine for not buying President Obama’s overpriced health insurance will jump to $695 or 2.5% of your income, whichever is greater. The White House intends to use the hefty fines as leverage in the upcoming 2016 enrollment period, which starts in November: Administration officials are looking for a balance. “We need to be make sure that...
  • Now The Symbol Of New Orleans (Fleur de Lis) Is Considered Racist

    07/10/2015 6:09:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | Jack Flash
    Excerpted from The Daily Caller: The fleur de lis, a French symbol used by royal families dating back to the 13th century, and emblazoned on the New Orleans Saints helmet, is now being called a symbol of slavery, drawing comparisons to the recent uproar against the Confederate battle flag.“As an African I find it painful, and I think people whose ancestors were enslaved here may feel it even harder than I do as an African,” said slave historian Dr. Ibrahima Seck to WWLTV.He connects the usage of the fleur de lis, to “code noir,” or black code, which was...
  • Protestant theologian says God will use ISIS to punish the USA for "gay rights"

    06/15/2015 7:43:27 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 31 replies
    NewsCentral ^ | 8/22/14 | Bryan Fischer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIGDjl-IdGQ Protestant theologian Bryan Fischer says God will use ISIS To punish the West For "gay rights" just as used idolatrous Babylon to punish the children of Israel, and invokes the recent attack on Charlie Hebdo as an example.
  • Obama Admits That Unborn Babies Have Feet That Kick

    04/23/2015 7:15:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/17/2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In a speech yesterday about working families--while trying to explain why he thinks too many women face "being reprimanded or fired for taking too many bathroom breaks when you're pregnant"--President Obama let it slip that he knows unborn babies have feet that kick. "Too many women face unnecessary difficulties on the job, like the difficulty of being paid less than a man for doing the same work," said Obama. "That’s a difficulty. Or being reprimanded or fired for taking too many bathroom breaks when you’re pregnant. Clearly that’s a man making that decision because they don’t have five pounds of...
  • Progressives: Puritans with a Different God

    04/06/2015 4:30:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/6/15 | Steve Berman
    Indiana has gone from becoming a standard-bearer in the battle for religious liberty, to a routed coward who unhands the ensign, careful not to trip over the pole on the way to the rear. State versions of the federal RFRA are a red herring, which in no way inform legislative or social policy, except in very specific situations (such as a city council passing a narrow ordinance compelling businesses to participate in same-sex weddings—just to pull one out of a hat). We conservatives take it for granted that those city ordinances will now be passed in Indiana, as they have...