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.
New York Times, by Dwight Garner Posted By: drive- Wed, 25 46 2015 03:46:57 GMT Christopher Hitchens died of complications from esophageal cancer in 2011. Were he living, hed turn 67 in the spring. Were he living, hed be staring down the holidays, like the rest of us. Mr. Hitchens was an observant and entertaining writer about holidays, as he was about most things. He liked Thanksgiving, which made immigrants like himself (he was born in England) feel welcome. He disliked Christmas almost entirely. And Yet , a very good new collection of Mr. Hitchenss work previously unpublished in book form, includes a Bah, humbug for the ages in the form of two Christmas'skewering essays, one composed
High school cheerleader banned from team after controversial tweet about illegal immigrants... but she insists she was just following Donald Trump´s lead
Daily Mail [UK], by Khaleda Rahman Posted By: Ribicon- Wed, 25 08 2015 03:08:31 GMT A high school cheerleading captain has been banned from the team after tweeting about illegal immigrants. Caley Godino, a senior at Revere High School in Massachusetts, was disciplined after making the controversial comment online. She wrote: When only 10 percent of Revere votes for mayor cause the other 90 percent isnt legal. After other students complained about the comments, the school banned her from cheering for the rest of the season. But Godino told Fox25 that her comment was a political statement and not racial because she didnt specify any race. She said her comment was in response to
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Wed, 25 02 2015 03:02:46 GMT The clash between the Turkish Air Force and Russia is dangerous because it violates the first rule of proxy warfare which is principals don´t fight principals. The whole point of proxy warfare is that only the seconds are allowed to cross swords. The duelists are forbidden from engaging each other directly, a convention intended to limit the scope of war. This is exactly what failed to happen when Turkey shot down an Russian SU'24 on its border with Syria. Charles Krauthaummer argues that since the Turks could not have been spurred into action by such minor Russian intrusion into their airspace, their
National Review, by Kevin D. Williamson Posted By: mc squared- Wed, 25 54 2015 02:54:23 GMT From time to time, something will leap out to me as an illustration of the fact that blacks and whites often inhabit separate realities. Ive often told the story of the editorial in a black neighborhood newspaper in Philadelphia warning African'Americans to flee urban areas in the lead'up to the 2004 presidential elections because George W. Bush was planning to this was presented as unquestionable fact use nuclear weapons against the inner cities to suppress the black vote. This wasnt somebody ranting on Twitter this was in print, in a regularly published newspaper that was, in the
American Thinker, by Colin Flaherty Posted By: magnante- Wed, 25 19 2015 02:19:21 GMT The real story on racial differences in crime rates is easy to find. Just go to the Washington Post, New York Daily News, CNN, or the hundreds of other news sites that recently called Donald Trump a liar for retweeting some misinformation about inter'racial crime. These media sites will tell you there is no difference between white and black crime. (snip) Even the most ardent Critical Race Theorists have trouble denying the enormous disparity of crime rates among races. But if they dont, their entire theory of relentless racism collapses. So they say it anyway
Jewish World Review, by Cal Thomas Posted By: nooneofconsequence- Wed, 25 24 2015 02:24:47 GMT President Obama has put a new twist on the Islamic invasion now taking place across Europe and the United States. Speaking to reporters last week during his visit to the Philippines, the president compared Syrian refugees to "tourists," saying they are no bigger a threat than people who come to sightsee and visit attractions. Seriously? Rhetoric is a powerful weapon to rally citizens to stand against enemies, whether foreign or domestic. In this war, the people are out in front of the president. According to the latest NBC News/Survey Monkey online poll, "56 percent of Americans disapprove of allowing more migrants fleeing violence in Syria and other nations into the country,
Chicago paid $5 million to shooting victim´s family, keeping them quiet and video secret while Rahm re-elected
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: magnante- Wed, 25 04 2015 02:04:26 GMT As Chicago is convulsed over video of Office James McDonald emptying his gun into 17 year old Laquan McDonald with 16 shots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is so far escaping scrutiny over the citys successful effort to suppress the shooting as an issue in his re-election campaign. The shooting took place on October 20, 2014, and Mayor Emanuel was facing a nonpartisan election 4 months later, on February 24, 2015. (snip) It is rather remarkable that the shooting was not a major issue in the election. No campaigning by the family of young McDonald, no indictment, and no release of the
Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- Wed, 25 02 2015 02:02:05 GMT DURANGO, COLO. Southwestern Colorado officials will negotiate with state and federal agencies to set up a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in three states in August. Silverton and San Juan County leaders voted unanimously Monday to direct city staff members to pursue a Superfund designation with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The tourism-dependent community has been wary of seeking a Superfund designation for nearly two decades, fearing stigma and red tape. Officials say a tour of four Superfund sites this
Associated Press, by Albert Aji Posted By: Pluperfect- Wed, 25 44 2015 01:44:23 GMT DAMASCUS, Syria '' A Russian military pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkey and crashed in Syria arrived on Wednesday at an air base in Latakia province after being rescued by a Syrian army commando unit, Syrian and Russian officials said. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Russian news agencies that the man was rescued in a 12'hour operation which ended in the early hours on Wednesday and is now "safe and sound" at Russia´s air base in the government'controlled area in Syria. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane on Tuesday, saying it ignored repeated warnings after crossing into
New York Times, by Jim Dwyer Posted By: drive- Wed, 25 27 2015 01:27:57 GMT How alarmed were New Jersey officials by reports of Muslims dancing in the streets of Jersey City and Paterson on Sept. 11, 2001, to celebrate the destruction of the World Trade Center? They feared riots would break out and were ready to send in the National Guard and the State Police to preserve order. But John J. Farmer Jr., then the New Jersey attorney general and the states chief law enforcement officer, said on Tuesday that he ordered an investigation that very day and found the reports to be bogus, more wild stories born in the stricken hours after the
Jerusalem Post, Reuters, by Staffs Posted By: Attercliffe- Wed, 25 27 2015 01:27:12 GMT Germany received key intelligence regarding an imminent terror attack against a packed soccer stadium from Israeli intel services less than two weeks ago, German magazine Stern reported Wednesday. Israeli intelligence provided the crucial information that lead German authorities to cancel a scheduled friendly soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands at Hanover Stadium on November 17. The game was called off just four days after the attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had been set to attend along with other government ministers in a show of solidarity with the French. According to Stern, Israeli intelligence
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Wed, 25 25 2015 01:25:51 GMT Meyers: Bernie Sanders delivered a speech on being a Democratic socialist. He said Democratic means everyone should have an equal say and socialist means hes not getting elected. Fallon: President Obama says he´d like to own an NBA team after he leaves the White House. You´ll know it´s Obama´s team when it takes the players five years to pass something.
Federalist.com, by Samantha Strayer Posted By: Pigtails- Wed, 25 58 2015 12:58:17 GMT Just as the status of a check-engine light speaks to the soundness of a vehicle, there are indicators throughout society that speak to the soundness of a nation. In a land as vast and populated as ours, with technological advancements once the sole province of science-fiction, it is nearly impossible to count such indicators.But there is one simple, short, and easy to read that clearly reflects the spiritual health of the country: the annual Thanksgiving Day Proclamation.
Washington Post, by Lisa Rein Posted By: drive- Wed, 25 57 2015 12:57:06 GMT A top House lawmakers confrontation with government researchers over a groundbreaking climate change study is provoking a national backlash from scientists, who say his campaign represents the most serious threat Congress has posed to scientific freedom. Rep. Lamar Smith (R'Tex.), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has subpoenaed scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and demanded that they turn over internal e'mails related to their research. Their findings contradicted earlier work showing that global warming had paused, and Smith, a climate change skeptic, has accused them of altering global temperature data and rushing to publish
Washington Post, by Dana Milbank Posted By: Pluperfect- Wed, 25 40 2015 12:40:12 GMT The two presidents stood in the East Room on Tuesday afternoon, united in their goal of defeating the Islamic State but separated by a stylistic gulf as vast as the Atlantic. On the left, facing the cameras, was François Hollande, war president. He spoke of cowardly murderers who dishonor humanity, of a relentless determination to fight terrorism everywhere and anywhere, of an implacable joint response, of hunting down their leaders and taking back the land. On the right stood Barack Obama, President Oh'bummer. Defeating the Islamic State? Thats going to be a process that involves hard, methodical work. Its not going to be
Daily Signal, by James Gattuso Posted By: Judy W.- Wed, 25 17 2015 12:17:24 GMT President Obama is nothing if not predictable. Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently done so just before major holidays, when few are paying attention. Thus, it was no surprise to see his fall 2015 regulatory agenda released last Friday, as many Americans focused on Thanksgiving week with family and friends. (Snip) A look at the agenda shows why the White House didnt want it publicized. Over 2,000 regulations are now being written. Of these, 144 are deemed economically significantthat is, expected to cost Americans $100 million or more each.
Lucianne.com, by LComStaff Posted By: LComStaff- Wed, 25 50 2015 11:50:11 GMT Here is a collection of traditional Thanksgiving recipes Feel free to add your own favorites. Last year Igor forgot how to make mashed potatoes and found this thread helpful.
Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by Dan Tuohy Posted By: nhchemist- Wed, 25 55 2015 09:55:59 GMT After just 67 seconds, Brad Cook had heard enough from former state Republican Party Chairman Fergus Cullen as he tried to contest Donald Trumps name on the GOP primary ballot. Cook, the chairman of the New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission, interrupted Cullen to explain that it is not the commissions place to weigh any of his claims as to whether Trump is Republican enough. (Snip) The commission also rejected challenges to the ballot placement of Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republicans Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
Power Line, by Steven Hayward Posted By: Pluperfect- Wed, 25 45 2015 09:45:40 GMT Back in early July I took to the op'ed pages of the Los Angeles Times to analyze the phenomenon of Donald Trump, placing him in the context of business'protest candidates past like Ross Perot, and predicting confidently at the end that Hell be gone by Thanksgiving. With turkey carving 48 hours away (mine is brining peacefully right now), it doesnt look like my prediction is going to come true. I can hear it already: So whos the turkey now, Hayward?! I still say Trump wont make it to the nomination, but right now Im only about 60 percent confident of that outcome,