News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Fri, 29 02 2016 09:02:22 GMT Fri, 29 02 2016 09:02:22 GMT Carly Fiorina Is Impressive. But She Can’t Save Cruz Fri, 29 01 2016 09:01:37 GMT a5d3fc607c475f36ad65317e1648f009c2a8a197 The Federalist, by David Harsanyi Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 29 01 2016 09:01:37 GMT Whenever writing about Donald Trump’s march towards the nomination, it’s become routine for many of us to insert—always with a faint hint of pleading—phrases like “but Ted Cruz still has time.” But does he, really? The Ted Cruz'Carly Fiorina ticket might be a great one in any ordinary political year. But this is Year Zero for the GOP, and having happy thoughts do not move votes. Now, I’m often wrong. So I hope I’m wrong this time, as well. We’ll know more after Indiana, where Cruz is reportedly down by double digits in his internal polling. But as my colleague Ben ICE under fire for releasing thousands of illegal immigrants with rap sheets Fri, 29 58 2016 08:58:33 GMT 55765fe842b36eb6c7c14207a173f3add15d74d7 Fox News, by Kara Rowland Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 29 58 2016 08:58:33 GMT The Obama administration took fire at a House hearing Thursday for releasing back into society thousands of illegal immigrants who had committed crimes on U.S. soil – including those behind more than 200 murders. “These are people that were here illegally, got caught committing a crime, were convicted of that crime and instead of deporting them, they were just released back out in the United States of America,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R'Utah, said. According to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2015 “freed 19,723 criminal aliens, who had Obama tells student journalists he was a ´slacker kid´ Fri, 29 56 2016 08:56:19 GMT 606e4037a1c71d0206a919f8bcb5e14e5e9df865 Washington Examiner, by Curt Mills Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 29 56 2016 08:56:19 GMT President Obama made a surprise visit to a White House question and answer session with student journalists Thursday, and told his young audience that he was a "slacker" in high school. "I can tell you guys were high'achieving, Type A folks," Obama said to the university students Thursday. "Unlike the kind of slacker kid that I was." Obama made the remark while outlining his plans for college affordability. Obama said that college credit classes offered in public high schools are one way to cut down college costs. But he also conceded that had such courses existed in his high school Brothers arrested in murder of couple found with ominous note Fri, 29 52 2016 08:52:16 GMT 34cf82e13e6f0705efebf3fdc4fad3842ece0247 CBS News, by Staff Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 29 52 2016 08:52:16 GMT SAN JOSE, Calif. ' Two sons of a San Jose couple found dead in their home Sunday have been arrested in connection with the case, reports CBS San Francisco. San Jose Police said 22'year'old Hasib Golamrabbi and his 17'year'0ld brother were arrested on suspicion of murder Wednesday in the deaths of Golam and Shamima Rabbi, the boys´ parents. Golamrabbi has been booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. The 17'year'old is being held at a juvenile detention center. The couple was found shot dead at their home in San Jose´s Evergreen neighborhood on Sunday, after friends and relatives tried to contact them What Puerto Rico Needs From Congress Ahead of May 1 Debt Deadline Fri, 29 48 2016 08:48:57 GMT 45241f3acc7725cb5327429d7be8a49d648a8244 ABC News, by Susanna Kim Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 29 48 2016 08:48:57 GMT Puerto Rico is facing its biggest debt deadline yet on May 1, but Congress, which experts say is the territory´s only hope, likely won´t be doing anything about it. “Congress holds keys to solving the situation," economist Aleksandar Tomic told ABC News about the territory´s $73 billion debt crisis. On May 1, a $422 million payment is due to Puerto Rico´s Government Development Bank, its biggest yet. Its upcoming deadline of $2 billion looms even more ominously. There is one immediate way that Congress could help, Tomic said, which is re'instating Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection afforded to mainland municipalities. That provision was What’s Really Driving the Bathroom Wars Fri, 29 48 2016 08:48:17 GMT 828f2da0defc7eda26149281aee158190416956b National Review Online, by Rachel Lu Posted By: steveW- Fri, 29 48 2016 08:48:17 GMT The human body is inherently imperfect and inegalitarian. This infuriates the Left. Remember when bathroom humor used to be funny? For some of us, it’s probably been a while. Our old collections of fart jokes may be gathering dust on a shelf somewhere, but bodily emissions have been a staple of low'culture humor for centuries, and with four small sons, I still get an earful. Little boys have an energetic appreciation for the absurdities of the human form. They take a positively gleeful delight in the toilet’s power as a social leveler. Standing shoulder to shoulder with mothers across history North Korea sends another US citizen to prison Fri, 29 45 2016 08:45:48 GMT 1e027e3c59bf072a15247ba4ca90f1c19187941e Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 29 45 2016 08:45:48 GMT PYONGYANG, North Korea '' North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year. Kim Dong Chul had been detained in the North on suspicion of engaging in spying and stealing state secrets. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labor after a brief trial in Pyongyang. North Korea´s Supreme Court found Kim guilty of crimes and espionage and subversion of under Articles 60 and 64 of the North´s criminal code. Further details were Protesters clash with cops at California Trump rally: Hundreds of Mexican flag'waving demonstrators smash up a squad car, punch a Donald supporter and scuffle with* Fri, 29 43 2016 08:43:31 GMT a21a60acf85a866d2572ae8af3b1267cbf804c88 Daily Mail (UK), by Myriah Towner Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 29 43 2016 08:43:31 GMT Police clashed with hundreds of protesters outside Donald Trump´s rally in Southern California on Thursday night. At least one police car was smashed up as hundreds of demonstrators – many of them waving Mexican flags – took to the streets outside the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, Orange County where Trump was speaking. The protesters flooded the street outside the amphitheater with some stomping on cars, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully declaring their opposition to Trump ' bringing traffic to a halt and creating a tense standoff with authorities. One Trump supporter was pictured with a bloody facing after Police car smashed during anti'Trump protest outside rally in Orange County; 20 arrested Fri, 29 43 2016 08:43:01 GMT bcb9c54d4d1cebf7130a878bdad1e8a22c587fe2 New York Daily News, by Christopher Brennan Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 29 43 2016 08:43:01 GMT A police car was destroyed as rowdy protesters stopped traffic outside a Donald Trump rally in Orange County. The Republican presidential candidate began his campaign in California on Thursday night, bringing a crowd to The Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa. Tension rose around the time the event end around 9 p.m. local time, as hundreds of protesters against the brash billionaire demonstrated outside. At one point a group of people appeared to be trying to turn over a police car. One man was seen jumping on top of it and damaging its roof, with the vehicle’s rear window also shattered. Juan Silvar, who took New York Times boss sued over alleged ageist, racist and sexist hiring practices Fri, 29 16 2016 08:16:58 GMT fb2ac9eb058ebccf52db5cbd4476d25cd59d548d The Guardian, by Rupert Neate Posted By: Earlgrey- Fri, 29 16 2016 08:16:58 GMT Mark Thompson, the chief executive of the New York Times and former director'general of the BBC, is facing a multimillion'dollar class action lawsuit alleging that he introduced a culture of “deplorable discrimination” based on age, race and gender at the newspaper. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of two black female employees in their sixties in New York on Thursday, claims that under Thompson’s leadership the US paper of record has “become an environment rife with discrimination”. The class action lawsuit, seen by the Guardian, alleges that the Times, which promotes its liberal and inclusive social values, preferentially favours its “ideal Japan´s corpse hotels upset some of the neighbors Fri, 29 50 2016 06:50:46 GMT f1f34963cbaa49028404e9fbcfae9714793cc0e0 Reuters, by Tim Kelly Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 29 50 2016 06:50:46 GMT TOKYO: Tucked away in a quiet residential street in Kawasaki city in Japan is a refurbished workshop with a plain silver exterior and black draped windows that residents describe as creepy. The business inside, Sousou, is one of Japan´s latest so'called corpse hotels, a camouflaged morgue used to store some of Japan´s mounting pile of bodies waiting for a spot in one of the nation´s overworked crematoriums. “Crematories need to be built, but there isn’t any space to do so and that is creating funeral refugees," said Hisao Takegishi, who opened the business in 2014. At a daily rate of 9,000 yen (US$82) Massive Crowd of Protesters, Supporters Flood Into Street Outside Donald Trump Rally in Costa Mesa Fri, 29 05 2016 05:05:31 GMT d4074f80284e9ad3201655f728b0ba02480c8cce KTLA'TV [Los Angeles], by Tracy Bloom* Posted By: NorthernDog- Fri, 29 05 2016 05:05:31 GMT A large group of protesters were gathering Thursday night in the street outside the Pacific Amphitheater where Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump kicked off his campaign in the Golden State Thursday night with a huge rally in Costa Mesa. The group grew larger as the rally concluded around 8:45 p.m. with dozens of people blocking traffic and carrying signs in the intersection of Fair Drive and Fairview, aerial video of the gathering showed. Inside the amphitheater, Trump could be seen signing autographs as his Secret Service detail stood close by. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department had deputies on horseback and Army retains decorated Green Beret it planned to kick out over confronting Afghan child rapist Fri, 29 26 2016 04:26:23 GMT 35f8a6f1c95fc30d0060f69edebf75c689dcd098 Fox News, by Lucas Tomlinson Posted By: Photoonist- Fri, 29 26 2016 04:26:23 GMT Exlusive: In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Army decided late Thursday to retain a decorated Green Beret it had planned to kick out after he physically confronted a local Afghan commander accused of raping a boy over the course of many days. Sgt 1st Class Charles Martland, confirmed the Army´s decision to retain him when reached by Fox News, who has been covering the story in depth for the past eight months and first broke the story of the Army´s decision in August to kick out Martland over the incident, which occurred in northern Afghanistan in 2011. "I am real Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy views spark anger, unease abroad Fri, 29 34 2016 03:34:32 GMT 34fb7bfe3dba42b4ba88db72b3ceb60995d765aa Washington Times, by David R. Sands Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 29 34 2016 03:34:32 GMT Donald Trump isn’t the only presidential front'runner this election cycle whose foreign policy views are sparking anger and unease in the rest of the world. Despite — and in some cases because of — her four'year record as secretary of state, Democrat Hillary Clinton is coming in for a share of criticism from allies and adversaries alike, even if the level of vitriol doesn’t match some of the comments targeting her potential Republican rival for president. The critiques aren’t always consistent. Some fear Mrs. Clinton represents a continuation of the Obama foreign policy that has fallen short, while others warn White House struggles to explain weak economy as Obama boasts of job growth Fri, 29 29 2016 03:29:30 GMT f4fc3752507caa383d05601cd2b318d45ec34c2d Washington Times, by Dave Boyer Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 29 29 2016 03:29:30 GMT The White House labored Thursday to explain a first'quarter economic report showing the weakest growth in two years, even as President Obama was trumpeting his mastery of the economy in a New York Times Magazine interview. The Department of Commerce reported that U.S. gross domestic product rose 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the third straight sluggish start to a year. Consumer spending and business purchases both fell, continuing trends that could have ominous implications for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as she tries to claim the mantle as Mr. Obama’s successor. Jason Furman, Mr. Obama’s top economic adviser, I sat next to Donald Trump at the infamous 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner Fri, 29 26 2016 03:26:20 GMT 91b1e7bbc238423ed9a44677140d29c3c0b4dee8 Washington Post, by Roxanne Roberts Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 29 26 2016 03:26:20 GMT Regarding the vast mystery that is Donald Trump, one question eclipses all others: Why is the billionaire reality star running for president? I don’t know. You don’t know. But a handful of armchair psychoanalysts — reporters for major news organizations, no less — have decided that it all began at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, where Trump was the butt of jokes by President Obama and “Saturday Night Live” comedian Seth Meyers. Trump was so humiliated by the experience, they say, that it triggered some deep, previously hidden yearning for revenge. “That evening of public abasement, rather than The world according to Trump Fri, 29 21 2016 03:21:52 GMT 240f961fbe61687e7b8e8a40dae76bb0794d5b54 Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 29 21 2016 03:21:52 GMT Foreign policy does not determine American elections. Indeed, of all Western countries, we are the least interested in the subject. The reason is simple: We haven’t had to be. Our instinctive isolationism derives from our geographic exceptionalism. As Bismarck once explained (it is said), the United States is the most fortunate of all Great Powers, bordered on two sides by weak neighbors and on the other two by fish. Two world wars, nuclear missiles and international terrorism have disabused us of the illusion of safety'by'isolation. You wouldn’t know it, though, from the Democratic presidential race where foreign policy has been Rocks placed below San Diego overpass to deter camps: ´We´re not anti'homeless. We´re pro'resident´ Fri, 29 59 2016 02:59:17 GMT 7d5ff230bbb8724ce65d158237d667d9965884ad Los Angeles Times, by Gary Warth Posted By: Ribicon- Fri, 29 59 2016 02:59:17 GMT Jagged rocks installed to deter homeless encampments below a freeway overpass have sparked a debate between people arguing for compassion and residents demanding safer, cleaner streets. City crews installed the riprap next to the walls of the 5 Freeway overpass late last week at the request of Sherman Heights residents, who had complained that homeless encampments on Imperial Avenue had made it difficult and sometimes dangerous for pedestrians. "When we saw the rocks going up, we celebrated," resident Ildifonso Carrillo said. Carrillo, a member of the Sherman Heights group Compassionate Solutions, said residents were fighting to improve the quality of life ICE Director Admits ‘Sanctuary’ Policies Put Agents At Risk, But Refuses To Force Cities To Scrap Them Fri, 29 57 2016 02:57:35 GMT 28449e4808cb6e5687b01e0b865a06f28f6cbae1 Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 29 57 2016 02:57:35 GMT Immigration and Customs Enforcement director Sarah Saldana acknowledged on Thursday that “sanctuary city” polices put federal immigration officers at risk, but she declined to support measures that would force local law enforcement agencies to scrap them. “Does the sanctuary city program put your field personnel at more risk than they would be otherwise?” South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney 93% asked the Obama appointee during a contentious House Oversight Committee hearing. “Yes, having to go into a jurisdiction, into somebody’s home, when we could have gotten them at a local sheriff’s or police department, yes, it does put them at risk,” Pelosi: Court Gave Us Victory on Same' Sex Marriage We Could Not Get ´Legislatively´ Fri, 29 53 2016 02:53:52 GMT 9e28393e6e712fc2e1b8d4fd2d0eab6eff78f406 Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 29 53 2016 02:53:52 GMT House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D'Calif.) said at a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday that the Democrats’ goal to make homosexual marriage the law of the land could not be accomplished “legislatively,” but was achieved through “the courts.” “Another piece of our agenda was to promote marriage equality in our country,” Pelosi said in explaining her party’s “four point” plan to advance the homosexual lifestyle. (Video) “Legislatively, we couldn’t really succeed, but from the courts and the rest, and public opinion, of course, in the actual courts and in the court of public opinion, that victory has been FDNY Responds to Report of Suspicious Powder at Trump Tower Fri, 29 50 2016 02:50:16 GMT ff934d470a97c0816a53000ef9a1a572e81cd9e5 NBC 4 (New York,NY), by Jonathan Dienst Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 29 50 2016 02:50:16 GMT Firefighters are responding to reports of suspicious white powder inside Trump Tower, near Donald Trump´s campaign offices, law enforcement sources say. Hazmat units were on the scene along with FDNY and NYPD. Six people were being evaluated after being exposed to the powder, the sources said. It was found on the fifth floor of Trump Tower at 725 Fifth Ave. in midtown about 8 p.m. Authorities are working to determine if the powder is harmful. It´s not clear who found the powder or how it was packaged. Trump was campaigning in California at the time. A message left with his Bored teen who started fatal blaze had history of playing with fire: detective Fri, 29 26 2016 02:26:07 GMT 355e9f9216016b57ec6ea4c2a9f31eb9ca3c993e New York Post, by Priscilla DeGregory and Chris Perez Posted By: Ribicon- Fri, 29 26 2016 02:26:07 GMT The “bored" Brooklyn teen who sparked the 2014 blaze that killed a police officer in a housing project had been playing with fire since age 9 — using alcohol in the bathtub to spell out his name in flames, a detective testified Thursday. Teenager Marcell Dockery made the admission during an alleged confession just hours after the deadly 2014 fire broke out on the 13th floor of his building. NYPD cop Dennis Guerra was killed in the blaze as he exited an elevator into the burning hallway, while his partner nearly died. Dockery, who was 16 at the time, told cops he Dogs rescued from South Korean dog meat farm arrive in NJ in need of homes Fri, 29 18 2016 02:18:07 GMT 9de6fd63841e1ed837a1c98e9ebc8c00049a2a7a WPIX'TV [New York, NY], by James Ford Posted By: Ribicon- Fri, 29 18 2016 02:18:07 GMT Madison, N.J. — A large group of dogs that had been bred in South Korea to be eaten has not only been rescued, they´ve begun arriving at their new, temporary home in New Jersey. They´ll remain there until new, permanent homes can be found for them here in the Tri'State. (Snip) O´Meara was one of the rescuers at the farm that breeds the dogs to be the main ingredient in a traditional Korean holiday stew. Rescuers told PIX11 News that meat dogs are, in South Korean culture, considered to be different than house pets. O´Meara, holding a soft white mixed PIX11 was right: National Weather Service now says January blizzard was the biggest on record in NYC Fri, 29 10 2016 02:10:08 GMT 543a59d88e3d51e1bab2103bff293253dac3faa0 WPIX'TV [New York, NY], by Allie Yang Posted By: Ribicon- Fri, 29 10 2016 02:10:08 GMT New York — We told you first! January´s blizzard set the record for biggest snowfall on record in New York City, although that milestone was only confirmed now, more than three months after the storm buried the tri'state area. In the blizzard that lasted from Friday, January 22 to Sunday, January 24, we told viewers right after the storm ended that we suspected that the National Weather Service underestimated the measurement. (Snip) NOAA says the inaccurate total of 26.8 inches was caused by a communication error between the weather forecast office in Upton, New York and the Central Park Conservancy, The Death of a Nation Fri, 29 56 2016 01:56:13 GMT fdacb27dbb70851cf2da61caf86785dcdc133133 PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Fri, 29 56 2016 01:56:13 GMT Adam Smith once observed that "there´s a lot of ruin in a nation". A lot, but not an infinite amount. Venezuela proves that given enough stupidity it is possible to run through even the biggest design margin. "From the 1950s to the early 1980s the Venezuelan economy was the strongest and most prosperous in South America. The continuous growth during that period attracted many immigrants." That prosperity was built on an extraordinary resource base. Venezuela was sitting on a bonanza of natural riches in which it was only necessary to reach out and harvest wealth. "Venezuela is a major producer of Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization Fri, 29 40 2016 01:40:41 GMT 8c7d149096aa8cf644bc42248eaa06cf84e56249 Townhall, by Dennis Prager Posted By: Photoonist- Fri, 29 40 2016 01:40:41 GMT This month, Stanford University students voted on a campus resolution that would have their college require a course on Western civilization, as it did until the 1980s. Stanford students rejected the proposal 1,992 to 347. A columnist at the Stanford Daily explained why: Teaching Western civilization means "upholding white supremacy, capitalism and colonialism, and all other oppressive systems that flow from Western civilizations." The vote '' and the column '' encapsulated the left´s view: In Europe, Latin America and America, it loathes Western civilization.(Snip) I am referring to the left, not to liberals. The latter generally venerates Western civilization.