News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Thu, 23 27 2014 03:27:23 GMT Thu, 23 27 2014 03:27:23 GMT Illustration to be Handed Out at Public Schools: Human Bible Sexually Assaulting Woman Thu, 23 20 2014 03:20:50 GMT b94b9770d190bd466f9558cdbc8e126532482c23 Cybercast News Service, by Brittany M. Hughes Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 23 20 2014 03:20:50 GMT The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group, is planning to hand out in several Florida public high schools a pamphlet that features an illustration on its cover depicting a humanized Bible sexually assaulting a young woman. The pamphlet is entitled: “An X'Rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the Bible.” The front cover of the small purple booklet is illustrated with a cartoon Bible''which has arms, legs, face and drooling mouth''sexually assaulting a screaming woman as she tries to escape its grasp. According to a news release posted on its website, FFRF plans to distribute the pamphlet, along with several other Jeanne Shaheen Campaign Kicks Breitbart News Reporter out of New Hampshire Event Thu, 23 14 2014 03:14:40 GMT f72e6ea91f1f24ae8c8d2a22c8fa937f6d7c010c Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 23 14 2014 03:14:40 GMT Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D'NH) kicked this reporter out of an event at ReVision Energy on Wednesday afternoon. Shaheen’s campaign asked the owner of the business—who refused to identify himself—to say to this reporter that “this was a private event and you’re not welcome here."This reporter had signed in as all other attendees of the event—reporters and Shaheen supporters—had, providing a cell phone number, address for Breitbart News´ Washington headquarters, and email address. This reporter’s congressional press badge, which is issued by the United States Senate press gallery—something that is issued to all congressionally credentialed Capitol Hill journalists—was prominently Report: Child poverty in the U.S. is at highest point in 20 years Thu, 23 07 2014 03:07:57 GMT 635a36547709508e2f946c34aa44ee9d52f51fe7 Los Angeles Times, by Gale Holland Posted By: Ribicon- Thu, 23 07 2014 03:07:57 GMT Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. As the U.S. emerges from the worst recession since the Great Depression, 25% of children don’t have enough food to eat and 7 million kids still don’t have health insurance, the analysis says. Even worse: Five children die daily by firearms, and one dies every seven hours from abuse or neglect. “It shouldn’t be this hard for kids to grow and thrive Canadian PM Calls Attacker ‘Terrorist,’ Vows ‘We Will Not be Intimidated’ Thu, 23 02 2014 03:02:54 GMT a3c7cca4810e7882298a6d68dcc65ae6da5b2cb5 PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 23 02 2014 03:02:54 GMT Speaking for the first time since a gunman attacked parliament earlier today, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the week’s multiple assaults “a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world.” Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist serving in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was shot and killed while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Minutes later, a gunman opened fire inside the halls of parliament before he was shot to death by House of Commons Sergeant'at'Arms Kevin Vicker. The CBC reported that police confirmed a photo No Ebola Panic Despite Media Hysteria Thu, 23 59 2014 02:59:25 GMT 88ab7ea477a7dad3504aa7aa1800a1ad80ea1200 Canada Free Press, by Alan Caruba Posted By: snowcloud- Thu, 23 59 2014 02:59:25 GMT One man has died of Ebola in the U.S. and he came here from Liberia. Two of the nurses that tended him are in intensive care and likely to survive. A third was thought to be infected, but wasn’t. That news has been sufficient to keep most Americans calm as the media has done its best to exploit Ebola'related news. The public absorbed the facts and came to their own conclusion. An October 8 Pew Research survey found that “Most are confident in Government’s ability to prevent major Ebola outbreak in U.S.” That reflects the way we have all been conditioned to Twitter blocks petition supporting Houston pastors Thu, 23 58 2014 02:58:14 GMT b52eb030ec6377c67ad673dd123503d0066a0e6a Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 23 58 2014 02:58:14 GMT Ed has already brought everyone up to date on the Houston pastors who found themselves looking at a subpoena for their sermons. That had plenty of people up in arms, and it quickly spilled over into social media. An online petition in support of the pastors cropped up at Houston We Have a Problem. ( As one might expect, a hashtag on Twitter quickly sprouted to direct people to the effort… #HoustonWeHaveAProblem A funny thing happened on the way to the activism, though. Twitter blocked it. In response to subpoenas issued by the city of Houston to pastors who spoke Federal civil rights official calls Houston pastor subpoenas ‘abuse of government power’ Thu, 23 55 2014 02:55:02 GMT 6ca87a9bf631776b9d06d1d764ac03e757b3115e Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 23 55 2014 02:55:02 GMT A member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in a letter Wednesday called Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s subpoena of church pastors “an abuse of government power” and urged the mayor to withdraw the court documents. Commissioner Peter Kirsanow said that the subpoenas, even after being amended to remove a request for church sermons, still appear to be “a blatant attempt to punish these pastors for expressing their religiously based political views.” “It punishes them by subjecting them to the stress of a subpoena (though they are not parties to the litigation), impairing their right to petition the government, forcing For Democrats, Obama is the October surprise Thu, 23 50 2014 02:50:50 GMT 9bcd22b1ef0bac4812c5383c1e3b344de560395b Washington Times, by Editorial Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 23 50 2014 02:50:50 GMT We’re in the homestretch of the campaign, and voters can look forward soon to blessed relief from the yard signs, telephone calls and television commercials. In two weeks, it will all be over. But first the closing arguments, with advocates presenting their most persuasive palaver. The Republicans summarize theirs in one word: “Obama.” That’s the short and not'so'sweet message the Freedom Partners Super PAC is making in a series of television commercials it put on the air Wednesday in the six states where voters will decide who will control the U.S. Senate in January. The $6.5 million commercial blitz takes Canada parliament shooter reportedly a recent convert to Islam Thu, 23 47 2014 02:47:56 GMT 5bbf2ea91547b00e4d81668f1aad65cc2a2baa4c Washington Times, by Phillip Swarts Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 23 47 2014 02:47:56 GMT A gunman who reportedly was a recent convert to Islam launched an attack Wednesday in Ottawa, killing one soldier guarding a war memorial before barging into the capital city’s Parliament amid a hail of gunfire and spawning increased vigilance in Washington and Ottawa, where officials wondered how he managed to get into the government building armed. The Canadian soldier, identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was the second killed in three days in an attack by a young Muslim convert. A hit'and'run that left one soldier dead and another injured Monday has been deemed a terrorist attack by Canadian officials. The Poll spells potential trouble for Kitzhaber Thu, 23 41 2014 02:41:23 GMT 5f427c30989ecd5af7193eba3b076feb57205398 Portland Tribune [OR], by Peter Wong Posted By: NorthernDog- Thu, 23 41 2014 02:41:23 GMT A new poll indicates potential trouble for Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, even though the same polling firm has him 13 points ahead of Republican challenger Dennis Richardson. (Snip) In a second poll, conducted with 407 voters Monday and Tuesday through automated telephone calls — voters who say they are closely following news accounts about Hayes — 38 percent say they still plan to vote for Kitzhaber, and 37 percent still for Richardson. But 18 percent say they plan to switch from Kitzhaber to Richardson, while only 1 percent plan to switch from Richardson to Kitzhaber. The potential vote'switchers, according to Texas´ Davis says she would welcome Obama visit Thu, 23 36 2014 02:36:34 GMT dade07e333cfabe2c390db44f8eaf47cd6d4d076 Associated Press, by Paul J. Weber Posted By: JoElla Bee- Thu, 23 36 2014 02:36:34 GMT AUSTIN — Democrat Wendy Davis said Wednesday she would welcome President Barack Obama campaigning for her in Texas after largely keeping distance from him throughout her underdog run for governor. Still trailing by double digits in some polls with less than two weeks until Election Day, Davis is no longer so cautiously staying at arm´s length from Obama, who has gloomy approval ratings in Texas but still packs the ability to boost turnout among Democratic voters. First lady Michelle Obama recorded a radio ad for Davis that began airing this month. Secret Service Takes Down Yet Another White House Jumper Thu, 23 00 2014 01:00:47 GMT 261056d9a9316331d401d2c4ab1ea8602299c6d9 Mediaite, by Josh Feldman Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 23 00 2014 01:00:47 GMT For the first time since the infamous incident weeks ago, someone jumped the White House fence. Luckily, he only made it 30 yards before the Secret Service took him down: Jeff Mason@jeffmason1 : White House north lawn appears to be on lockdown ' Steve Brusk@stevebruskCNN : Man taken into custody after jumping White House fence. Secret Service agent and uniformed USSS captured him, led struggling man away ' Jeff Mason @jeffmason1 : Reporters not allowed to leave through front gates of White House, which is typical of a lockdown situation. Lots of Secret Service on lawn. ' Jeff Mason @jeffmason1 Climate change PROVED to be ´nothing but a lie´, claims top meteorologist Thu, 23 40 2014 12:40:10 GMT 1912d47904a24ecaa9c8a7edc9166fa8331a2935 Daily Express [UK], by Jason Taylor Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 23 40 2014 12:40:10 GMT John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible. Instead, what ´little evidence´ there is for rising global temperatures points to a ´natural phenomenon´ within a developing eco-system. In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: "The ocean is not rising significantly. "The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number. "Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are Massive academic fraud uncovered at UNC Wed, 22 52 2014 11:52:10 GMT 8e3a1db6cb17dc22366277a23363445c7c067497 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: mitzi- Wed, 22 52 2014 11:52:10 GMT CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a “shadow curriculum” that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina. (snip) Instead, findings of a systemic problem in the former African and Afro'American studies department could lead to NCAA sanctions and possible dismissal of additional UNC staff. “I think it’s very clear that this is an academic, an athletic and a university problem,” Chancellor Carol Folt said. The report outlined courses Pictured: Soldier, 24, shot dead by Muslim convert Michael Zehaf'Bibeau who opened fire on Canadian Parliament in terrifying attack that left capital on lockdown Wed, 22 37 2014 11:37:36 GMT e897691d0372a7b34c55f541f0ce8f2acdcf1368 Daily Mail [UK], by Lydia Warren and James Nye Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- Wed, 22 37 2014 11:37:36 GMT A Muslim convert shot dead a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa today before exchanging dozens of shots with guards inside Parliament in a terrifying attack that left the nation´s capital on lockdown. Michael Zehaf'Bibeau fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a 24'year'old father, as he stood guard at the War Memorial on Wednesday morning. Zehaf'Bibeau then ran inside the Parliament, where he opened fire before he was shot dead by the House of Commons Sergeant'at'Arms. Low Inflation, Flatter COLA: Social Security Benefits to Get 1.7% Bump Wed, 22 34 2014 11:34:51 GMT 900941d9c0a670e69dd1261fe64bf64a13018f66 Dow Jones Newswires, by Eric Morath, Josh Mitchell Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 22 34 2014 11:34:51 GMT Tens of millions of elderly and disabled Americans will see a small bump in their government payments next year, another reflection of a sluggish economic recovery that has kept inflation low. The Social Security Administration on Wednesday announced a 1.7% annual cost'of'living adjustment, or COLA, for the nearly 64 million Americans who receive federal retirement or disability benefits. The increase would result in about a $22'a'month increase for the average retiree. Increases have been between 1.5% and 1.7% for three straight years. Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson Wed, 22 26 2014 11:26:40 GMT 08ac81c1d04d5840354319feb0812ded62f905b9 Washington Post, by Kimberly Kindy and Sari Horwitz Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 22 26 2014 11:26:40 GMT Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer’s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body. Because Wilson is white and Brown was black, the case has ignited intense debate over how police interact with African American men. But more than a half'dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that largely supports Wilson’s account of events Michelle Obama To Students: ‘Bring The Folks You Met At The Party Last Weekend’ To Vote Wed, 22 56 2014 10:56:47 GMT e9a3d69b04cdb9bf6dabe5f6db8152444a441bda Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 22 56 2014 10:56:47 GMT MINNEAPOLIS— First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband’s rise to the presidency to help the party avoid a potentially bruising midterm election. Mrs. Obama first urged college students and supporters at the University of Iowa to vote early and volunteer for Bruce Braley, who is in a tight Senate race against Republican Joni Ernst. She delivered a similar rallying cry to a mostly black crowd later Tuesday at a high school in Minneapolis, where Sen. Al Franken and fellow Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton are Chelsea Clinton´s new neighbor: Jennifer Lopez Wed, 22 53 2014 10:53:15 GMT e5208792ada6f16e310693386e4c0ef2130fdcfb The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 22 53 2014 10:53:15 GMT A new neighbor is moving into Chelsea Clinton’s New York building: Jennifer Lopez. The “Booty” singer is purchasing a penthouse in Manhattan, on the market for $22 million, in the same Big Apple abode where former President Clinton and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter lives with her hubby and newborn daughter, the New York Post reports. The 34'year'old Oxford University grad and husband Marc Mezvinsky closed on their apartment, listed for $10.5 million, last year. Lopez’s new 6,250'square'feet digs in the four'apartment building reportedly feature four bedrooms, six and a half baths, a croquet pitch, putting green, and Republican opens biggest lead yet in Colorado Senate Wed, 22 49 2014 10:49:52 GMT c512aacb3ed4076d08fc59fa634244f460ffa7f6 The Hill (Washington DC), by Alexandra Jaffe Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 22 49 2014 10:49:52 GMT Rep. Cory Gardner (R'Colo.) leads Sen. Mark Udall (D'Colo.) by 7 points in a new Suffolk University poll, the biggest lead he´s seen all month. The poll gave Gardner 46 percent support to Udall´s 39 percent support among likely voters. That´s a significant shift from Suffolk´s last survey, conducted in September, when Gardner led Udall by just 1 point, 43 percent to 42 percent. Gardner has posted a lead over Udall in nearly every public poll released this month, and his lead has consistently widened, though this is the first poll to show him with a 7'point advantage in the U.S. jury convicts ex'Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings Wed, 22 46 2014 10:46:26 GMT 02427e90a42fe8ca406adfa0e1d358e713b85f05 Reuters, by Aruna Viswanatha & Julia Edwards Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 22 46 2014 10:46:26 GMT WASHINGTON' In a sweeping victory for the U.S. government, a federal jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. Jurors found three of the ex'guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges, and a fourth guilty of murder. The verdict comes more than seven years after the shooting incident that outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti'American sentiment around the world. A court clerk read the jury´s verdict aloud on Wednesday around noon to a packed courtroom, repeating the word "guilty" Canadian Parliament Attack Wed, 22 34 2014 10:34:57 GMT 17af555d69d6b7d9aa683a6f599b809e2dd2e316 PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Wed, 22 34 2014 10:34:57 GMT Armed persons have attacked Ottawa, shooting a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial and attempting to enter Parliament. The attack in parliament was apparently stopped by the quick action of the sergeant'at'arms, Kevin Vickers, formerly of the RCMP. Vickers shot the assailant in front of a room where MPs where sheltering. Some vowed in gratitude that “he will never pay for a drink again.” (Snip) The natural question is whether these incidents presage a set of Mumbai'style, or lone'wolf type attacks in the West. It will also raise the issue of whether any country can stand apart, or detach itself The Democratic Panic Wed, 22 19 2014 10:19:15 GMT 473f70038e9384146459584bf285d8317aa6c40e New York Times, by Staff Posted By: Nephythys- Wed, 22 19 2014 10:19:15 GMT After a few days of trying to ignore the question, Michelle Nunn, the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in Georgia, acknowledged on Friday that she had voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. By this year’s standards, that’s pretty forthright, especially compared with Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat running for the Senate in Kentucky, who refuses to discuss her presidential vote. Only one Democratic Senate candidate this cycle has been willing to appear with the president on the stump: Gary Peters in Michigan. The others have spent months keeping their distance from Mr. Obama and some of his best TV News Blacks Out This Year’s Bad Election News for Democrats Wed, 22 18 2014 10:18:05 GMT 0bb66c0267569ba7c8419e457f23f34b79d0e081 Newsbusters, by Kyle Drennen & Rich Noyes Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 22 18 2014 10:18:05 GMT In less than two weeks, voters head to the polls in midterm elections that seem certain to yield strong Republican gains, if not outright control of the U.S. Senate. Such a political sea change is big news, but a new Media Research Center study finds that, in contrast to their enthusiastic coverage of the 2006 midterms when Democrats made big gains, the Big Three broadcast evening newscasts are all but ignoring this year’s political contests. MRC analysts studied every election story on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts from September 1 through October 20 in both 2006 (the midterm Wendy Davis Confused about What a Governor of a State Does Wed, 22 16 2014 10:16:01 GMT 71cbe2d07bb3ff6f270aee7c6798f6bfc15c6295 National Review Online, by Ian Tuttle Posted By: StormCnter- Wed, 22 16 2014 10:16:01 GMT When it comes to train wrecks, they say that even if you can’t look away, you want to — but the ongoing disaster that is the Wendy Davis campaign, about which I write today, is far too much fun even for that. And (thankfully, for us media types) it is not over yet. Apparently unsatisfied with highlighting her opponent’s paralysis and questioning his dedication to interracial marriage rights, Davis issued the following tweet on Tuesday evening:(Snip for Tweet) The criteria for admission to Harvard Law School must be minimal, because Davis seems confused about what governors do. Among the things they Pranksters Trick Foodies Into Praising McDonald´s Wed, 22 08 2014 10:08:42 GMT 2db6ed7119fceb54536c4fae1d50ca3244f646d8 Gawker, by Jay Hathaway Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 22 08 2014 10:08:42 GMT In a setup that would make Jimmy Kimmel green with envy, two Dutch pranksters visited a major culinary convention to show off their new line of delicious, organic food—actually bog standard McDonald´s fare, just cut up and skewered with toothpicks. Predictably, everyone at the food expo in Houten claimed they loved the "new organic meal." The food got positive marks for its complex flavors, with eaters declaring it tastier and much better for you than Mickey D´s. These guys might be onto something, here. They should probably open a restaurant.