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Pakistan Considers a Huge Leap Forward by Only Allowing Husbands to Beat their Wives “Lightly”

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 02:18
RedState, by Leon H. Wolf Posted By: Tianne- Sat, 28 11 2016 10:11:55 GMT Here’s another healthy reminder that the real war on women does not occur anywhere in America. Not even at the hands of Donald Trump. Pakistan is considering a measure that would allow husbands to beat their wives “lightly,” – which, if enforced, would actually be a huge step in the right direction. Of course, this was in response to a group that proposed a law that would forbid husbands from beating their wives at all, a measure which was condemned as being “anti'Islam.” In the 75'page proposal, Mohammad Khan Sheerani suggests a light beating is acceptable should the need arise

Addicted to a Treatment for Addiction

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 02:18
New York Times, by Beth Macy Posted By: Toledo- Sat, 28 07 2016 10:07:09 GMT Lebanon, Va. — LATE on Christmas night 2013, April Hileman was summoned for a drug test. She had broken the curfew imposed on her by a drug court and relapsed with the opioid pills she’d been hooked on for six years. Earlier that day, Ms. Hileman had driven to a neighbor’s house here in far southwestern Virginia to buy a handful of Suboxone pills, or “Box,” as the drug is sometimes called. After she tested positive, Judge Michael Moore of Russell County ordered her to jail, and her 3'year'old daughter spent the rest of the holidays with relatives. Like methadone, Suboxone

Dear LGBT Community, Resistance to Your Community Has Nothing To Do With Being “Phobic”

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 02:18
RedState, by Brandon Morse Posted By: Tianne- Sat, 28 59 2016 09:59:30 GMT I can’t count how many times I’ve heard the accusation thrown at me. “You’re homophobic!” says the gay, or lesbian. “You’re transphobic!” says the transgendered. This assumption usually comes smack dab in the middle – or if they’re lazy, at the beginning – of an argument against the latest in the long line of you'will'be'made'to'care attempts at bringing the culture at large to heel. Sometimes, the accusation is thrown out – not to silence an opponent in an argument – but to no'platform someone who they feel needs to be silenced before he or she even opens their mouth. When it was announced that

Trump seeking HUGE venue for acceptance speech

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 02:18
Washington Examiner, by Keith Koffler Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 28 05 2016 09:05:18 GMT Donald Trump´s campaign is considering booking a stadium for his acceptance speech the final night of the Republican convention, according to CNN. Under consideration is the First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, and Progressive Field, home of the city´s Indians baseball team. "It´s going to be a big production," a Trump campaign adviser told CNN. "Given Trump´s profile and how he handles things, nothing is off the table," the adviser said. "And he´s going to be intimately involved in it." (Snip) President Obama delivered his 2008 acceptance speech at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

Obama’s Childish Attempt to Undermine Israel’s New Government

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 02:18
National Review Online, by Josh Gelernter Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 28 19 2016 08:19:23 GMT This week, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck a deal with an Israeli opposition party to expand his parliamentary majority from one to six — a substantial victory for the stability of the government. Unlike Netanyahu’s dominant Likud party, the new coalition party — called “Yisrael Beiteinu,” which means “Israel Is Our Home” — supports a two'state solution as part of its platform. Surely the Obama administration, which has made a two'state solution a singular focus of its Israel policy, welcomed the news as a major step toward its long'term vision for peace in the Middle East? No, it didn’t.

Clinton email headache is about to get worse

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 02:18
The Hill [DC], by Julian Hatten Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 28 12 2016 08:12:15 GMT A scathing inspector general’s report this week was just the first in what is likely to be a series of official actions related to her private server stemming from the FBI, a federal courthouse and Capitol Hill. Clinton’s presidential campaign has failed to quiet the furor over the issue, which has dogged her for more than a year. In the next few weeks — just as the likely Democratic presidential nominee hopes to pivot towards a general election — it will face its toughest scrutiny yet. “All of that feeds into this overarching problem of public distrust of her,” said Grant Reeher, a

Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 00:07
New York Times, by Jessica Bennett Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 28 09 2016 08:09:39 GMT WEST POINT, N.Y. — It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half'dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the shadow of a 46'foot battle monument memorializing those killed in the Civil War. There is a female statue in bronze at the top, arms outstretched regally, who is said to represent “fame.” Ms. Broadwell was here in April for a 40th anniversary celebration for the academy’s

50,000 civilians reportedly trapped inside Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround ISIS stronghold

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 00:07
Fox News, by Staff Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 28 05 2016 08:05:27 GMT Over 50,000 civilians are reportedly trapped inside ISIS'controlled Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround the town and prepare for an all'out assault on one of the militant´s last major strongholds in the country. Al Jazeera reported that conditions in the city, under ISIS control since 2014, have deteriorated as fighting between the militants and Iraqi forces has intensified in the past few days. Some residents have been evacuated, but ISIS checkpoints on the main roads has made it nearly impossible for others to flee the city, Al Jazeera reported. The spiritual leader of Iraq´s Shiites called on Iraqi forces preparing to

Sears may sell Kenmore and Craftsman brands

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 23:01
CNN Money, by Paul R La Monica Posted By: NorthernDog- Sat, 28 50 2016 06:50:40 GMT The slow, painful demise of Sears continues. The struggling retailer, which also owns equally troubled Kmart, reported a loss of $471 million in the first quarter, worse than a year ago. Sales fell more than 8%. Sears (SHLD) also announced that it may sell three of its iconic brands '' Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard. The company said it is looking at strategic alternatives for its Home Services installation and repair businesses as well. These three brands '' dubbed KCD by the company '' are still well'known and popular. In a pre'recorded call for analysts and investors, CFO Rob Schriesheim said

Katie Couric Is A Liberal Hack, Site Claims

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 23:01
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 28 08 2016 06:08:26 GMT Stephen Gutowski of The Washington Free Beacon had a great story Wednesday. You can read it here. He obtained audio that proves the filmmaker of Katie Couric’s latest politicized documentary, Under the Gun, deceptively edited an interview with gun rights activists to make them look ignorant and ashamed. The evidence he found is clear, it is direct, it is stunning, and it is embarrassing. But it is not nearly as embarrassing as the way in which the filmmaker, Couric, and the New York Times reacted to the Free Beacon’s reporting. They all need to spend some time alone in the

Why the Favored Libertarian Ticket Could Be in Jeopardy

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 23:01
ABC News, by Ryan Struyk & Ines De La Cuetara Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 28 01 2016 06:01:46 GMT Two former Republican governors favored to win their bids for the Libertarian Party´s presidential ticket at their party´s national convention this weekend in Orlando may be in trouble. Top Libertarian officials huddling here are starkly divided between those focused on putting up a viable general election ticket like former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson versus those focused on maintaining ideological purity. This split '' highlighted by widespread hesitancy from purists around Johnson´s running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld '' is threatening to doom this ticket entirely. All of the national delegates here are free to vote for whichever candidate

Illinois students give Civil War vets ´their identity back´

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 23:01
Associated Press, by Don Babwin Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 28 45 2016 05:45:50 GMT CHICAGO' With more than a century of rain, wind, snow and pollution conspiring to erase what was once carved into a row of headstones, about the only thing anyone in the tiny north'central Illinois community of Odell knew of the men buried there was that they´d fought in the Civil War. That´ll be different this Memorial Day at Odell Township Cemetery, thanks to scientific detective work by local high school students and a federal government agency that was impressed enough with their work to send new grave markers to the community 90 miles southwest of Chicago. "These kids gave these

UN Health Agency Rejects Call to Postpone Rio Olympics

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 23:01
Cybercast News Service, by Geir Moulson Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 28 39 2016 05:39:22 GMT BERLIN— The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio Summer Olympics because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil. The assessment, in a statement early Saturday, came a day after 150 health experts issued an open letter to the U.N. health agency calling for the games to be delayed or relocated "in the name of public health." Friday´s letter cited recent scientific evidence that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects , most notably babies born with abnormally small heads. In adults, it can cause neurological problems, including a rare syndrome that

Donald Trump Joins Rolling Thunder in DC for Memorial Day Event

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 22:02
Breitbart Presidential Race, by Alex Swoyer Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 28 37 2016 05:37:05 GMT Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to be in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to attend the Memorial Day event with Rolling Thunder. “I am doing it in honor of the great bikers who have been totally supportive of my campaign, and now I want to be supportive of them,” Trump told Bloomberg Politics. “I look forward to it!” “The bikers love Trump,” Trump touted previously on the campaign trail. “I’m not a huge biker. I have to be honest with you, okay? I always liked the limo better.” The “Ride for Freedom” intends to raise awareness for American Prisoners

Reviving Memorial Day: How Will You Honor the Fallen?

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 20:10
Cybercast News Service, by Eric Metaxas Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 28 33 2016 05:33:20 GMT So, how is your Memorial Day shaping up? Heading to the pool or the beach? Having friends over for a barbecue? Or maybe catching that sale at the car dealership? Yep, Memorial Day is almost here: the semi'official start of summer with a three'day weekend thrown in. So much to do. In fact, if you go to Google and type in “Memorial Day what to do,” you’ll get all kinds of activities in your area: food and film fests, music concerts, baseball games. And you might, just might, learn how you can honor America’s war dead. I say might, because

Pleading for Peace in Chicago: ‘We Could Be Looking at a Blood Bath’

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 20:10
New York Times, by Monica Davey & Mitch Smith Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 28 30 2016 05:30:45 GMT CHICAGO — During Memorial Day weekend, this city reopens its Lake Michigan beaches, regular fireworks displays start at Navy Pier and the downtown streets and spruced'up Riverwalk are crowded with tourists. But the holiday weekend is often seen here as the start of heightened violence, as well. That has been particularly worrying this year to community leaders and city officials, as they grapple with a rise in gun violence that has traumatized some neighborhoods and left city officials searching for new ways to subdue street crime. “If something doesn’t change, if we don’t get jobs for these kids, if we

Obama the baby whisperer! Smooth'talking President soothes crying child in Japan... but ´apology tour´ provokes ire at home

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 20:10
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 28 25 2016 05:25:02 GMT President Obama seems to have earned the adoration of at least one new fan during his trip to Japan. While on his way to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial for his historic visit on Friday Obama made a pit stop at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan. The president gave a speech while at the base but one of his most impressive moment came later with one of the crowd´s youngest members. (Photos) As Obama greeted the crowd, which was eagerly waiting to meet the leader of the American people with cell phones in hand, the president was

Flags In at Arlington sets stage for Memorial Day

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 19:05
Stars and Stripes, by Meredith Tibbetts Posted By: earlybird- Sat, 28 56 2016 04:56:27 GMT ARLINGTON, Va. — His grandfather died four years before Capt. Andrew McDaniel was born, but was the reason why he decided to join the Army. McDaniel stopped in front of Maj. Earl McDaniel’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday, touched his boot toe gently to the gravestone, and inserted a flag placed behind his heel into the ground. McDaniel stood silently at the grave for a moment before he continued with Flags In, the annual Old Guard tradition of placing flags in front of every headstone at the cemetery just before Memorial Day. This was the second year that McDaniel participated in the

Commentary: Obama´s Hiroshima trip no occasion to whitewash Japan´s WWII atrocities

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 17:56
Xinhua [China], by Chen Shilei Posted By: earlybird- Sat, 28 19 2016 04:19:39 GMT BEIJING '' The motive behind U.S. President Barack Obama´s planned visit to Japan´s A'bombed Hiroshima on Friday may seem noble, but in reality, it is nothing more than yet another opportunity seized by Washington and Tokyo to pursue their own ulterior motives. (Snip)However, no matter what wishful thinking Washington and Tokyo are engaging in, Obama´s Hiroshima visit should not be used as an occasion to whitewash Japan´s atrocities in WWII. The death of Japanese civilians in the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack deserves global sympathy, but the tragedy was of Japan´s own making. Its then militarist government turned the city into

War Crimes of Imperial Japan: A Lesson In Moral Equivalence for Mr. Obama

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 17:56
Breitbart National Security, by John Hayward Posted By: KarenJ1- Sat, 28 56 2016 03:56:40 GMT President Obama made a single, vague reference to “evil” during his prepared remarks in Hiroshima: “We may not be able to eliminate man’s capacity to do evil, so nations and the alliances that we form must possess the means to defend ourselves. But among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them.” (Snip) Let’s correct that oversight, to help the President understand why moral equivalence is the dim refuge of lazy minds, and equating American troops with the Axis forces they defeated