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Elderly woman has nightmares due to fraudulent phone calls, police say

Capital Times Features - Mon, 01/18/2038 - 22:14
An 86-year-old Madison woman is fearing for her safety and has developed nightmares, because of a persistent scammer who regularly calls her day and night.

ESPN punished Schilling for telling truth about Nazis and extremist Muslims

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New York Post, by Phil Mushnick Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 31 35 2015 09:35:00 GMT I wonder if those entering the Dark Ages knew it. “Hey, who turned out the lights?” ESPN last week suspended its lead baseball analyst, Curt Schilling, not for talking games to death, but for a social'media message equating Nazis to current, extremist Muslims. “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.” Completely unacceptable? Out of line with ESPN’s perspective? So, then what — very strongly, no less — is ESPN’s perspective?

Scott Walker has fallen, hoping he gets back up

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Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson Posted By: StormCnter- Mon, 31 28 2015 09:28:35 GMT In an electorate demanding a dismantling of the status quo, Scott Walker should be a natural favorite. There is no candidate in the Republican field who has delivered the institutional'level blow to the left'wing that Walker did by passing collective bargaining reform in Wisconsin. It wasn’t an easy fight, and it would have been easy just to compromise to get the howling crowds to go away. It was what I called Wisconsin’s long, strange trip: Police insurrections. Palace guards. Catch a Senator contests. Doctors behaving badly. Massive national solidarity protests which weren’t. Identity theft as political theater. Shark jumping. Legislators who run away

Comparing Trump to Reagan Should be a Slappable Offense

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PJ Media, by David Forsmark Posted By: StormCnter- Mon, 31 24 2015 09:24:24 GMT It’s Presidential campaign season again, which means the name Reagan is going to be bandied about, embraced—and taken in vain. From Rick Santorum (who was a back bench congressman during the Reagan years) practically claiming credit for the Reagan Revolution, to Mike Huckabee repeating “As Ronald Reagan said, ‘Trust but verify’” at the drop of every hat, to 437,986,989 misuses of “Reagan’s 11th Commandment” (it wasn’t Reagan’s but he brought it up when it benefitted him), the legacy of the man biographer H.W. Brand calls “one of the two most consequential Presidents of the 20th Century” pervades the Republican nomination process. But

When the wells run dry: California drought forcing some families to live in ´Third'World'type conditions´

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Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 31 01 2015 09:01:31 GMT TULARE, Calif. – Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It´s his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma´s Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more. "There it goes," said Lozano, a 40'year'old disabled vet, masking his desperation with a smile. "That´s how we do it in Okieville now." Millions of Californians are being inconvenienced in this fourth year of drought, urged to flush toilets less often, take shorter showers and let lawns turn brown.

Dr. Wayne Dyer, motivational guru, dies at 75

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CBS News, by Staff Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 31 56 2015 08:56:41 GMT Dr. Wayne Dyer, the renowned motivational guru and author of dozens of self'help books, has died at age 75, his family announced over social media Sunday. "Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night. He always said he couldn´t wait for this next adventure to begin and had no fear of dying. Our hearts are broken, but we smile to think of how much our scurvy elephant will enjoy the other side. ... We Love You Forever Dad/Wayne," his family posted in a message on Dyer´s Facebook page.

Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska

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Associated Press, by Josh Lederman Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 31 51 2015 08:51:23 GMT WASHINGTON — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska. Obama departs on Monday morning for a three'day tour of the nation´s largest state, closely choreographed to call attention to the ways Obama says climate change is already damaging Alaska´s stunning scenery. By showcasing thawing permafrost, melting sea ice and eroding shorelines, Obama hopes to raise the sense of urgency to deal quickly to slow climate change in the U.S. and overseas. His excursion north of the Arctic Circle will make Obama the first sitting president to

Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

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Associated Press, by Dan Joling Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 31 59 2015 06:59:35 GMT ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture. Skeptics who stand in the way of action to respond to climate change will not be remembered kindly, he told Alaska reporters. "I think the people who are slow to come to this table will be written up by historians as having been some of the folks most irresponsible in understanding and reacting to scientific analysis," he said. Kerry spoke one day before he and President Barack Obama will

Man takes "selfie" while driving, crashes into tree

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WCSH'6 [Portland, ME], by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 31 55 2015 06:55:18 GMT ORIENT, Maine '' Maine State Police said a driver attempting to take a "selfie" caused a car crash that left multiple people injured. The crash happened Saturday on Deering Lake Road in Orient. Police said 29'year'old Jordan Toner was driving with seven passengers when he leaned over to join the photo, ran off the road and into a tree. Among the people injured were two females sitting in the front seat. Authorities said one of them suffered a fractured nose and cut above her eye, while the other sustained neck and possible back injury. They were transported to Houlton Regional Hospital. Sgt. Chadwick

WashPost´s Ignatius Relies on Hillary Clinton Defender With Undisclosed Connections

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NewsBusters, by Tom Blumer Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 31 38 2015 05:38:36 GMT One of the odder pieces appearing during the past week in connection with the Hillary Clinton email and private server scandal was David Ignatius´s attempt to deny that it´s a scandal at all in Thursday´s Washington Post. Ignatius devoted four of his first five paragraphs to relaying the allegedly expert assessments of Jeffrey Smith, who Ignatius described as "a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents defendants suspected of misusing classified information." Sounds like an arms-length guy, doesn´t he? He´s not. He has been a security adviser to Hillary Clinton´s

Wes Craven, man behind ´Nightmare on Elm Street´ and ´Scream,´ dies at 76

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CNN, by Faith Karimi & Henry Hanks Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 31 54 2015 04:54:14 GMT Wes Craven, the visionary filmmaker who defined the horror genre with the long-enduring "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise and later deconstructed and redefined it with "Scream," has died. He was 76. His family confirmed his death to the Hollywood Reporter. And Craven´s verified Twitter and Instagram accounts carried a photo of him, with the caption reading, "Wes Craven 1939-2015." Craven had been battling brain cancer, the magazine said. His career spanned decades, beginning with the 1972 revenge flick, "The Last House on the Left." While a commercial success, it pales in comparison to what came 12 years later.

White House announces that the country´s highest peak, Mount McKinley, will now be called by its Alaskan name, Denali

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Daily Mail (UK), by Christopher Brennan Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 31 26 2015 03:26:46 GMT President Barack Obama will change the name of Mount McKinley, the top of which is the country´s highest point, back to its traditional Alaskan title, Denali. His administration announced the name change on Sunday, citing the authority of the Department of the Interior, ahead of a trip to Alaska on Monday that will see him become the first sitting president to visit the state´s Arctic. Alaskans have long called the 20,320-foot mountain Denali, though pushes by its politicians to have the name changed have met with opposition from those in Ohio, the home state of the 25th president.

‘Hillary for Prison’ signs keep getting stolen in the Hamptons

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New York Post, by Kathianne Boniello Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 31 19 2015 03:19:35 GMT This Hamptonite wants Hillary Rodham Clinton behind bars — and had to put his signs saying so behind an electric fence. Andy Sabin’s first “Hillary for Prison 2016” signs lasted little more than a day before they were stolen from in front of his Amagansett home last week. So Sabin took steps to make sure the placards were secure. The red, blue and white signs now sit atop a pair of 12'foot poles behind an electric fence with yellow warning signs. A surveillance camera keeps watch. Signs he put up in 2008 supporting John McCain’s presidential bid were also taken,

Sanders: Dems ‘dead wrong’ on debates

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The Hill (Washington, DC), by Julian Hattem Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 31 14 2015 03:14:01 GMT The Democratic National Committee is “dead wrong” by limiting the number of debates available to presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I'Vt.) said on Sunday. “I think that that is dead wrong and I have let the leadership of the Democrats know that,” Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union. “I think this country benefits, all people benefit, democracy benefits when we have debates and I want to see more of them,” he added. “I think that debates are a good thing. Sanders said that in addition to officially sanctioned debates from the Democratic Party, candidates running for the White

The First Rule of News Coverage

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PJ Media, by Andrew Klavan Posted By: Hazymac- Mon, 31 05 2015 02:05:45 GMT Here is the first rule of “mainstream” news coverage in America: Whenever the prejudices and illusions of left'wingers are confirmed by an individual incident, the incident is treated as representative; when those prejudices and illusions are contradicted, the incident is considered an aberration — and treating it as representative is deemed hateful. It was by satirizing that rule that Breitbart’s mustache'twirling evil'doer Ben Shapiro once again got himself in hot water this week. The flagrantly brainy provocateur ran a headline describing the heart'shredding murder in Virginia of a local TV reporter and her cameraman: “Black, Gay Reporter Murders Straight, White Journalists

Iran Nuclear Deal: what now?

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American Thinker, by S. Fred Singer Posted By: Hazymac- Mon, 31 56 2015 01:56:57 GMT The U.S. Congress is presently reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)*, a deal concluded on July 14, 2015 by Iran and the major world powers. It is likely that Congress will reject the Deal in September; but it may not be able to override the inevitable presidential veto later. Here we speculate also on what is likely to happen to oil prices, on reactions of Iran, Arab oil producers, and on Israeli pre'emption against Iran’s nuclear facilities. The September Congressional Vote Congress has sixty days to consider the Deal, based on what the White House reveals to them about the

The anti'Trump angst grows

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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 31 48 2015 01:48:28 GMT Republican operatives, insiders affiliated with no campaign and donors with whom Right Turn spoke last week are not pleased about the state of the GOP race. (Snip) These Republicans, on one hand, despair that an egocentric bully with no discernible political principles should be leading in polls. They observe that his incoherent mix of authoritarianism, protectionism and cronyism is antithetical to the modern conservative movement, and in tone is 180 degrees from Ronald Reagan. But they also note that he is building an organization and displaying “P.T. Barnum showmanship,”

IRS sued over treatment of Americans who bank abroad

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PowerLine, by Paul Mirengoff Posted By: Hazymac- Mon, 31 44 2015 01:44:59 GMT The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires, in essence, that U.S. citizens who reside outside the U.S. disclose to the IRS all of their foreign banking assets including retirement plans, savings accounts, etc. It also requires foreign banks to assist the IRS in applying the disclosure rules or else face enormous penalties. As its not'so'subtle acronym suggests, the Act purports to be an anti'fat'cat measure through which to crack down on super'rich Americans who want to hide funds in offshore tax havens. In practice, it inflicts adverse consequences — possibly unintended, but highly foreseeable — on millions of non'wealthy Americans

Administration developing sanctions against China over cyberespionage

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Washington Post, by Ellen Nakashima Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 31 43 2015 01:43:29 GMT The Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s cyber theft of valuable U.S. trade secrets. The U.S. government has not yet decided whether to issue these sanctions, but a final call is expected soon—perhaps even within the next two weeks, according to several administration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Issuing sanctions would represent a significant expansion in the administration’s public response to the rising wave of cyber'economic espionage

German Physicists: Late 20th Century Warming “Nothing Unusual”

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PowerLine, by John Hinderaker Posted By: Hazymac- Mon, 31 36 2015 01:36:40 GMT As regular readers know, a battle over global warming hysteria is raging among scientists, and the alarmists are consistently getting the worst of it. German scientists Horst'Joachim Lüdecke, Alexander Hempelmann and Carl Otto Weiss have published two influential studies in the European Geophysical Union journal. The first, published in 2013, examined the past 250 years of climate history. The second, published earlier this year, extended the research through the past 2,500 years. Their findings are consistent with the main currents of modern climate science (as opposed to climate politics): "The analysis of the past 2500 years involved data from tree rings, sediment
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