News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Sun, 21 11 2014 07:11:56 GMT Sun, 21 11 2014 07:11:56 GMT Today’s ‘Black Mass’: TFP Students 1, Satanists 0 Sun, 21 23 2014 06:23:27 GMT 9d1b9416e664fcf055ee30a5bb07891dae9324dc Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod Posted By: snowcloud- Sun, 21 23 2014 06:23:27 GMT Google ‘Black Mass in Oklahoma City’ and the TFP Student Action Petition comes up first. Hallelujah! Think of the providential irony. While, the God-loving, sincere, hardworking students of the TFP, whose motto is “Defending Moral Values on Campus”, have 90,000 signatures on their ‘Sign This Petition Against the Satanic Black Mass in Oklahoma City’ is first on Google, publicity seeking satanists, who call themselves the Dakhma Angra Mainyu (DAM) is second in a two-horse race. The largest protest in Oklahoma’s Civic Center’s history is expected to take place on city grounds as people arrive from all over the country to Ebola Outbreak: CDC Estimates As Many As 500,000 Ebola Cases By End Of January Sun, 21 23 2014 06:23:18 GMT 3c81e5de16ff78122db0248a4e15179f8fae1ece International Business Times, by Marcy Kreiter Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 21 23 2014 06:23:18 GMT As many as 500,000 people could be infected with Ebola virus disease by the end of January, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The CDC estimate, due to be released this week, is based on “dynamic modeling” and assumes no additional aid to help battle the disease, a person familiar with the report told the Washington Post. Infectious'disease experts, aid workers and global health advocates said the number of Ebola cases is increasing much more rapidly than the World Health Organization, or WHO, had projected, especially in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, collectively the Turkey remains cagey about hostages freed by ISIS Sun, 21 14 2014 06:14:46 GMT 10b5ddf74649ddf94dda29da9eba638263efd1bb CBS News and Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 21 14 2014 06:14:46 GMT ANKARA, Turkey ' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his government will not reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The hostages ' 46 Turks and three Iraqis ' were seized in Mosul, Iraq when militants overran the city in June. They were released and returned to Turkey on Saturday. (Snip) But as the well'dressed men and women captured by ISIS more than three months ago clasped their families Saturday on the tarmac of the Turkish capital´s airport, experts had doubts about the government´s Chuck Todd: Midterms are ‘Starbucks Nation’ Versus ‘Chick-Fil-A Country’ Sun, 21 14 2014 06:14:44 GMT 6cfc742311f04fefafde4d73ed5dffd776355060 Mediaite, by Evan McMurry Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 21 14 2014 06:14:44 GMT On Meet the Press Sunday morn, host Chuck Todd found a new way to say the exact same thing political pundits have been saying daily for the past year: the 2014 midterms structurally favor Republicans thanks to the Senate seats at play. Or in Todd’s new red-state-blue-stateish formulation, it’s Starbucks Nation vs. Chick-Fil-A country. The chain-based heuristic refers to urban areas that vote Democratic versus ex-urban and rural areas that vote Republican. In 2012 the battleground states favored urban, Starbucks-pocked areas, hence Obama’s win; in the upcoming election, the toss-up states are more rural, Is Caring About Climate Change an Essential Part of LGBT Identity? Sun, 21 07 2014 06:07:59 GMT 2fb549eab6331dcd72d2767925bfee248d9d4ae0 Daily Beast, by Jay Michaelson Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 21 07 2014 06:07:59 GMT On Sunday, a gaggle of queer folks will be joining the “People’s Climate March,” a rally in New York City projected to attract more than 100,000 attendees. Unfortunately, those who could help the cause the most are the least likely to show up. Marching under banners such as “Queers for the Climate,” LGBT climate activists are, first and foremost, agitating for action on climate change. But they are also saying something about what LGBT activism should be about, and saying something quite different from the (current) gay mainstream. The question is whether they can make an impact. Since the beginning The Show Won’t Go On Sun, 21 49 2014 05:49:45 GMT 76aad77c94af618521bd325b2d5fbdfd8a4a3a61 Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington Posted By: comstock- Sun, 21 49 2014 05:49:45 GMT Taxpayer-funded global warming musical closes early amid bad reviews. After a series of lackluster reviews, the traveling global warming musical that was financed by the U.S. taxpayers is ending its run early. The Great Immensity, a musical described as “painfully long” and “awkward,” was made possible by a $697,177 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). “The play, which featured songs and video exploring Americans’ relationships to the environment, opened in New York in April with a three-week run before going on a national tour that was supposed to attract 75,000 patrons,” Democrats Are Poised To Hold The Senate, And It´s Conservative´s Fault Sun, 21 25 2014 05:25:17 GMT 3d772a9f2aa4d1f920e42d7c3d752272e9de3f08 Townhall, by Derek Hunter Posted By: SpeedMaster- Sun, 21 25 2014 05:25:17 GMT I know a lot of people are giddy at the prospect of Republicans taking the Senate this November, but that’s becoming less and less likely. It’s not because Democrats are rallying around a particular mission or set of candidates; it’s because Republicans and conservatives aren’t. It seems like I’m always writing on issues no one wants to hear are mistakes, such as messaging or social issues. But I don’t care. These things have to be said. If these columns are received like a gaseous cousin on a long car trip through the desert, so be it. Crack a window… If things continue on their current course, the GOP will not retake the Senate. The KKK Comes To Ferguson ? Ridiculous ‘Incitement To Riot’ By Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle Nadal… Sun, 21 12 2014 05:12:57 GMT 738dc3833c568a2cfa94f7d54fe42167c88a50ac Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 21 12 2014 05:12:57 GMT Many people around the nation look at Ferguson Missouri and wonder what’s going on. Yesterday Missouri Democrat State Senator, Maria Chappelle'Nadal, provided a typical example of the provocations upon not just the law enforcement community, but also upon the non'black community held captive to the behavior of the raging mob. (Tweet)Fortunately the entire fiasco was captured on video. In an effort to solicit attention and public sympathy a group of professional agitators, led by Senator Nadal, took to the street and decided to block traffic. One of the protesting agents carried a video camera and up'linked the entire event to Yemen State Media: Prime Minister Resigns Sun, 21 05 2014 05:05:36 GMT 84bb7a2ae4ecb87c7ce375bc943fa6d19101d6d4 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 21 05 2014 05:05:36 GMT Sanaa, Yemen - Yemen´s prime minister resigned Sunday, the state news agency reported, following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes. The official SABA news agency gave no details on the move by Mohammed Salem Bassindwa, and it was not immediately clear if his resignation had been accepted by the president. Bassindwa took office shortly after former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was forced to step down in 2012. He has been in office since February 2012 and has since been the target of sharp criticism for his inability to deal with the country's pressing problems. ´My kids´ defense of my family makes my heart soar´: Sarah Palin finally speaks out about Alaska brawl and proudly defends ´straight'shooter´ Bristol accused of punching a man in the face Sun, 21 04 2014 05:04:21 GMT b5b1d5385236f04ccd12aafe24973636ba4bb95b Daily Mail (UK), by Ashley Collman & Mia De Graaf Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 21 04 2014 05:04:21 GMT Sarah Palin has come out in defense of her daughter Bristol who allegedly punched a man in the face during a family brawl. The former Vice President candidate hailed her child as a ´straight shooter´ in a Facebook which appears to be her first veiled reference to the fight two weekends ago. The 23'year'old is said to have repeatedly hit the owner of a home in Anchorage, Alaska, during an outburst in which her brother Track broke four ribs and her father Todd was left with a bloody nose. (Tweet) It came after Willow Palin´s ex'boyfriend allegedly engage in some Incompetence at the State Department is the charitable explanation Sun, 21 45 2014 04:45:33 GMT 5d0ff9d3b9efd4fcfa11c949be6fd3dfdcc6ee7c American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 21 45 2014 04:45:33 GMT Claudia Rosett noticed a stunning mistake in an official State Department publication, a blog, “UNGA 69: Why the UN Matters More Than Ever. No, the mistake is not expressing the view the view that the UN matters more than it did when it, for instance, authorized action against the North Korean invasion of South Korea, or when it admitted Israel. No, the error Ms. Rosett noticed requires no qualitative judgments: Near breathless in its enthusiasm for the”diplomatic marvel” of the UN General Assembly opening, the article begins by reeling off a few facts and figures about this event, including a statement College Student Forced to Remove American Flag from Balcony, ´Could Offend Foreign People´ Sun, 21 41 2014 04:41:19 GMT cc3f0faba4d289544495d856ca4623f216c81997 Breitbart California, by Daniel Nussbaum Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 21 41 2014 04:41:19 GMT A San Diego State University sophomore was forced to remove an American flag from his balcony after apartment managers said foreigners could find the display offensive. Brad Smith, who had just moved into the Boulevard 63 apartment complex in San Diego last month, told ABC 10 News that he received a written notice to remove the flag a few days ago. "We were then told that it was for political reasons and that the flag could offend foreign people that live here, foreign exchange students," Smith said. "I´ve had friends and family fight to defend that flag." While Smith´s lease People´s Climate March projects crowd of over 100,000 people Sun, 21 30 2014 04:30:33 GMT 92bbbef58a9e79988c78f0b8f20116a62cb51f52 New York Daily News, by Connie Lestch Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 21 30 2014 04:30:33 GMT The forecast is for people, and lots of them. The People’s Climate March is expected to bring more than 100,000 people who want to save the planet to the city Sunday. The march to address climate change, billed as the largest in history, is occurring two days before President Obama and world leaders attend a summit dealing with the same issue at the United Nations. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki'moon — who has fought passionately against global warming — along with celebrities, CEOs and activists are expected to descend on the city for the massive event. The White House Deports Two Border Crashers Sun, 21 42 2014 03:42:21 GMT c0142b660c49e9572bb7c4dfa2395458602ccfad American Thinker, by Jeannie DeAngelis Posted By: magnante- Sun, 21 42 2014 03:42:21 GMT It’s President Obama who urges illegal invaders from all over the world to jump the fence on the border, infiltrate the jobs and neighborhoods of regular folk, and proceed to leech off the American taxpayer. (snip)But as we should all know by now, what the president says isn’t exactly what he means, especially when it comes to his safety and the safety of his family. That’s why the intruder who recently jumped the fence at the White House and made it all the way across the North Lawn, through the North Portico, and into the executive mansion was promptly tackled and The Afghan girls who live as boys to survive fundamentalists Sun, 21 39 2014 03:39:41 GMT 4b61b139292d373aa60dc3a8b9847d1f9b5e8b5d New York Post, by Maureen Callahan Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 21 39 2014 03:39:41 GMT In the Muslim world, where women are denied basic human rights — from divorce to drivers’ licenses, no protection from abuse or honor killings — there is no worse place than Afghanistan. The United Nations, Save the Children and the Thompson Reuters Foundation have ranked Afghanistan as the worst place in the world to be a woman, a mother, a child and a newborn. The average life expectancy for a woman is 44. Little surprise, then, that girls there don’t want to be girls. In her new book “The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan”, journalist Jenny Nordberg explores the little-known Obama’s malaise Sun, 21 24 2014 03:24:53 GMT e399c31ba89d62b2c531dfbdf83785b62e5f1782 New York Daily News, by Editorial Posted By: garnet- Sun, 21 24 2014 03:24:53 GMT After outlining his strategy to combat ISIS, President Obama gave a pep talk on the state of the nation. Rosily, he described the U.S. as on the move in a big comeback from 9/11 and the Great Recession. But the public ain’t buying what the President is selling. Deep, experienced'based and worsening pessimism is abroad in the land, according to the sobering findings of a national poll conducted this summer by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Consider: ' 71% of those surveyed said the recession that ended in 2009 permanently changed the U.S. economy — up from 49% five years ago. ' 88% Dem Rep: 40 American ISIL Fighters Have Already Returned to the United States Sun, 21 20 2014 03:20:02 GMT b24af45f979df08ae5fb2e9e6dcd6115cafda914 Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo Posted By: KarenJ1- Sun, 21 20 2014 03:20:02 GMT Rep. Tim Bishop (D., N.Y.) warned during a recent speech that up to 40 radicalized U.S. citizens who have fought alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) have already returned to the United States, where they could pose a terrorist threat. Bishop claims that of the 100 or so Americans who have traveled to the Middle East to join ISIL’s ranks, some 40 have returned and are currently being surveilled by the FBI, according to his remarks, which were filmed and uploaded to YouTube last week. “One of the concerns is the number of U.S. citizens who have Trust Is Key Issue in Florida Governor´s Race Sun, 21 19 2014 03:19:11 GMT d413c389b38c85c2497d5eefed479038ba754aca Pittsburgh Tribune Review [PA], by Salena Zito Posted By: garnet- Sun, 21 19 2014 03:19:11 GMT While much of the media pay attention to movement in this year´s U.S. Senate races (you know the drill; one of those moves two points, and everyone reacts as if it´s an avalanche), few are watching a contest with 2016 implications and a huge swing — the race for governor of Florida. Less than a year ago, Republican incumbent Rick Scott was down 20 percentage points (58'38) to challenger Charlie Crist. Crist is the former GOP governor who resigned to run for the party´s U.S. Senate nomination. When he lost in that primary, he became an independent to run in the general Ferguson and Fairfax: Profiles in Official Cowardice Sun, 21 10 2014 03:10:48 GMT 134bb28d004d702902eb7600924575914005d515 Real Clear Politics, by Carl M. Cannon Posted By: garnet- Sun, 21 10 2014 03:10:48 GMT One of the catalysts for the rage and rioting in Ferguson, Mo., was the sight of that poor teenager’s body lying face down in the street hour after hour. At 12:02 p.m. August 9, one of their officers shot unarmed 18'year'old Michael Brown six times. By 12:05 p.m., a responding paramedic pronounced him dead. Yet his body was still there in the summer sun at 4 p.m., the sheet not quite long enough to cover his 6'foot'3'inch frame. Among the outraged onlookers in the Canfield Green apartment complex was his mother, distraught, and barricaded from her son’s body by police. At least In Death, Florida Family Reveals a Spiral of Domestic Abuse Sun, 21 06 2014 03:06:41 GMT 7d6b9ca770641f7e53362a3447e10faa0d4972b8 New York Times, by Lizette Alaverz & Frances Robles Posted By: rahmitthru- Sun, 21 06 2014 03:06:41 GMT Bell. FL - Sarah L. Spirit was 22 years old and eight months pregnant with her fourth child when she called the police in desperation: Her father was violent, she was afraid of him, and she had nowhere to go. “He pushed me against the refrigerator really hard then closed his hands really hard on my face and caused me pain,” she wrote in the summer of 2008, when she went to a Gilchrist County Court to seek a domestic violence injunction against her father, Don C. Spirit. “I am very scared of him. I know what he is capable of.” Ms. Spirit wrote that her father threatened to make her life “hell” if she called the authorities. Grand Illusion in Syria Sun, 21 59 2014 02:59:35 GMT 5649325771d3ddf29680e5525375030b8df48e46 New York Times, by Ross Douthat Posted By: garnet- Sun, 21 59 2014 02:59:35 GMT Across years of war and at an extraordinary cost, the United States built an army that was supposed to prevent jihadists from gaining a sanctuary in the heart of the Middle East. It had American'trained leaders, American'made weaponry and 250,000 men under arms — far more troops and firepower than any insurgent force that might emerge to challenge it. That army was the Iraqi Army, and we know what happened next: The Syrian civil war spilled over into Iraq, jihadists first found a foothold and then led an insurgency against the Iraqi military, and the jihadists won. American'organized units were routed; The inexplicable emotion Sun, 21 38 2014 02:38:45 GMT c487d75c6f943a83a57db7bf83f84d3492799872 PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Sun, 21 38 2014 02:38:45 GMT Glenn Greenwald tries to solve a mystery. Why does the Muslim world hate Obama? (Snip) Obama’s popularity with Muslims in America can easily be explained by the fact that his mistakes haven’t affected them yet. Once American Sunni mosques are bombed by Shi’ites or vice versa, expect Obama’s popularity to drop. For once things come down to Muslim vs Muslim, as is happening elsewhere, it is the non'Muslim who they might rather have in charge. When Obama stopped being an outsider and became one of the tribesmen then he became part of the problem, not the unifying, attractive figure Andrew Kurds Issue Dramatic Call to Arms as Fresh ISIS Massacre Looms Sun, 21 30 2014 02:30:12 GMT cbd292e2226670ebe08c099ff178f8b550fd642d Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ari Soffer Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 21 30 2014 02:30:12 GMT Kurdish fighters have issued an urgent call to arms amid warnings of an impending massacre by the Islamic State terrorist group in northern Syria. The Kurdish People´s Protection Unit (YPG) has been locked in a fierce battle with IS and other Islamist groups almost since the start of Syria´s civil war. Despite being relatively isolated and receiving no foreign aid from any states the YPG has proven perhaps the most effective force in pushing back against IS. But as the jihadis´ focus shifts to consolidating power in northern Syria the Kurds have found themselves under fiercer attack than ever. Scottish MPs´ fury at Farage´s demands that they abstain from English matters Sun, 21 51 2014 01:51:21 GMT d464e6a1dc2ca01fd13e6a232efcdf616bb8ac11 Daily Express [UK], by Owen Bennett Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 21 51 2014 01:51:21 GMT The MEP asked all 59 MPs from Scottish constituencies to promise in writing not to take part in votes and debates in the Commons which have no impact on Scotland. Mr Farage wants the voluntary abstaining policy to last until a “wider constitutional settlement” is agreed upon so “the [Scottish] tail can’t continue wagging the dog any longer”. In a letter to the MPs he said: “Until this consensus is reached, there is the urgent need for Scottish MPs not to determine legislation on devolved matters in England. "We are at a constitutional crossroads. Resolving the complex issues may take Don´t sell out England, Cameron warns Miliband as Labour accuse PM´s plan to stop Scottish MPs from voting on English matters of being a ´Tory trap´ Sun, 21 31 2014 01:31:53 GMT 9d294ed26259f7f0d12a46d4808af01691a6cf4c Daily Mail [UK], by Simon Walters Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 21 31 2014 01:31:53 GMT David Cameron dramatically played the patriotic card yesterday by accusing Ed Miliband of trampling on the rights of the English by blocking ‘home rule’ measures for England. In a move designed to upstage the Labour conference, which started on Friday, the Prime Minister raised the stakes in the bitter war of words that has raged since the Scottish referendum. Mr Cameron called on Mr Miliband to drop his opposition to Tory plans for ‘English votes for English laws’ to match devolved powers for Scotland, which have been promised now the Scots have voted to reject independence. French military video shows airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq Sun, 21 21 2014 01:21:47 GMT ab187186f59d8fc8a8cd040e9ffe7d5eb330e65b Telegraph [UK], by Associated Press TV* Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 21 21 2014 01:21:47 GMT French fighter jets struck against the militant Islamic State group on Friday morning. [Snip] Four laser'guided bombs struck the Iraqi military base, and hit a munitions and fuel depot, according to a French military official. The attack made France the first foreign country to publicly add military muscle to United States airstrikes against the terrorist group, which has drawn criticism around the world and in a unanimous UN Security Council resolution for its barbarity. French President Francois Hollande said the target was "entirely destroyed." Dozens of extremist fighters were also killed in the four strikes, according to Iraq´s military spokesman.