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Blow by blow, Ferguson cop´s FULL
version of why he shot Michael Brown:
A pistol pressed to his hip in a frantic struggle,
how the gun was jammed by a stray finger -*
Daily Mail [UK], by Kieran Corcoran    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/22/2014 2:35:04 AM     Post Reply
A Missouri police officer´s full account of why he shot dead unarmed teen Michael Brown has been revealed for the first time--and depicts a frantic struggle inside his police car during which Brown allegedly twisted the cop´s gun into his hip. Darren Wilson’s testimony, as leaked to the St Louis Post-Dispatch, fills in holes in the chronology of the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, on 9 August left by an earlier excerpt of his testimony leaked at the weekend--and is sure to further stoke the controversy surrounding the shooting. The police officer’s dramatic account of events depicts a life-or-death struggle inside his police

Splattergate II: Green Graphic
Novel Celebrates Eco-Terrorism
Shopping Mall Killing Spree
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/22/2014 2:20:38 AM     Post Reply
When is it acceptable for a terrorist to go berserk in a shopping mall and machine gun innocent victims to death? When it´s all being done for the noble cause of environmentalism, of course! Such is the take-home message of an award-winning graphic novel which has been praised by a top scientist at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as "a marvellous way to convey the knowledge accumulated by our scientific community." (H/T Marc Morano at Climate Depot) It has also been recommended by a curriculum developer at the US National Council of Teachers of English as a "rigorous" and "highly expressive"

Ebola serum for Africa patients
within weeks, says WHO
BBC News [UK], by Michelle Roberts    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/22/2014 2:07:06 AM     Post Reply
Serum made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks in Liberia, one of the countries worst hit by the virus, says the World Health Organization. Speaking in Geneva, Dr Marie Paule Kieny said work was also advancing quickly to get drugs and a vaccine ready for January 2015. The Ebola outbreak has already killed more than 4,500 people. Most of the deaths have been in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Dr Kieny, WHO assistant director general for health system and innovation, said: "There are partnerships which are starting to be put in place to have capacity in the

  


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Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick hold
commanding leads in latest poll
American-Statesman [Austin TX], by Tim Eaton    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/22/2014 12:24:39 AM     Post Reply
Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick, Republican candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, are leading their Democratic opponents by double-digit margins, a new poll out of Houston shows. In the contest for governor, Attorney General Abbott has the support of 47 percent of the voters statewide, compared to 32 percent for Democratic rival Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, according to results of a poll by KHOU-TV and Houston Public Media. Bob Stein, a Rice University political scientist and KHOU analyst who supervised the poll, told the television station that “it’s very hard to imagine that you can reverse

ABC, NBC Omit Any Mention
of Midterm Elections on Day
Two Weeks from Election Day
Media Reseach Center, by Curtis Houck    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/21/2014 11:54:21 PM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, ABC and NBC made no mention of the upcoming midterm elections, which were two weeks away from Tuesday and include numerous Senate races that will decide whether Republicans or Democrats control the U.S. Senate. ABC’s Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, NBC’s Today, and NBC Nightly News made no mention of the midterm elections in their evening newscasts while the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley ran not one but two segments on the topic during its Tuesday night broadcast. [MP3 audio here; Video below] (snip) In the first segment, CBS News anchor introduced

Police photos, audio released from
scene of party brawl involving Palins
Alaska Dispatch (Anchorage AK), by Laurel Andrews    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 11:24:45 PM     Post Reply
Audio clips and photographs taken by police officers at the scene of a brawl involving the family of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin were released Tuesday by the Anchorage Police Department. The Sept. 6 melee was initially reported by police as a fight involving around 20 people at a South Anchorage home. Homeowner Korey Klingenmeyer ?was hosting a birthday party for his son and twin brothers Marc and Matthew McKenna. Palin´s husband, Todd, a friend of the McKennas, was also celebrating his 50th birthday. According to witnesses, the Palin family arrived at Klingenmeyer´s home in a Hummer limousine and were

In Memory of Beautiful Women
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/21/2014 11:07:59 PM     Post Reply
It’s hard reading about someone who’s dead, or gone from the scene, especially when that person was a beautiful woman. (Snip) Monica wasn’t even in the running. The sad truth is that for both sides of the political divide, then as now, it was never about Monica, it always about Bill. One political side used her to get at him, while the other used her as a firewall against the president. She had no more significance in the proceedings than a tennis ball at Wimbledon. But it was the president who put her in an invidious position — and left

  


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Krauthammer: Obama humiliated by
lack of demand for him on campaign trail
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 11:05:25 PM     Post Reply
(Video) President Obama was once a “citizen of the world” and a “political rockstar,” according to Charles Krauthammer, but now the lack of demand for him on the campaign trail has become a “a total humiliation" for the president. Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor, made the comments on "Special Report with Bret Baier" Tuesday after Obama tied Democrats to his political agenda while discussing the midterm elections. "The bottom line is though, these are all folks who vote with me, they have supported my agenda in Congress,” Obama said. "This isn´t about my feelings being hurt.

Audience Laughs at Shaheen for
Ducking Question on Obama
Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 10:59:33 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was laughed at by the audience at the New Hampshire Senate Debate on Tuesday when she would not give a clear answer on whether she approved of the job President Obama is doing. When asked to give a simple, yes or no response to a hypothetical pollster asking, “do you approve of the job President Obama is doing?” Shaheen responded, “in some ways I approve, and some things I don´t approve,” a line that caused the audience to start laughing. She continued “like most questions that we deal with as policymakers there aren’t simple answers,

‘Ballot harvesting’ by Colorado
campaign workers raises vote abuse fears
Washington Times (D.C), by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 10:54:42 PM     Post Reply
DENVER — It’s harvest time in Colorado, and not just for pumpkins. Concerns are running high over door-to-door campaign workers asking voters for their mail-in ballots in what is known as “ballot harvesting.” Now that all-mail voting is the law of the land in Colorado, the challenge for campaigns is to persuade voters to drop off or mail in their ballots — or hand them to the foot soldiers who turn up on their doorsteps offering to do it for them. While it’s legal to give your ballot to someone else — one person may turn in up to 10 ballots

Thom Tillis Debates Empty Chair
After Kay Hagan Declines Debate Invitation
Breitbart Big Government, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 10:48:07 PM     Post Reply
Amid ongoing questions about her family’s apparent stimulus benefits, numerous Armed Services Committee hearing absences, and Ebola flip-flops, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) did not show up at the fourth and final debate in the U.S. Senate race Tuesday evening. With Hagan absent and nothing but an empty chair to face her opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis spent an hour taking questions from two local reporters and voters. (Video) The debate amounted to more of a long-form interview, which revisited many of the issues Tillis and Hagan have already discussed from the minimum wage to Ebola, equal pay for

  



Crist-Obama: The Hug That Keeps
on Giving Campaigns Ad Material
PJ Media, by Rod Kackley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 10:44:08 PM     Post Reply
President Obama and then Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, when the latter was a Republican, did hug. It wasn’t that much of a hug. But they did hug. There is no denying it. Yet it wasn’t the really awkward hug that he gave Jay Carney when the former press secretary ended his last press conference at the White House. It absolutely was not the bear hug Obama received from the owner of a pizza restaurant in Florida in September 2012, who lifted the chief executive off his feet. And it certainly was far less than the emotional hug Obama received (but

President Obama Evolves on Marriage.
And He Wants the Constitution
to ‘Evolve’ With Him.
Daily Signal, by Ryan T. Anderson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 10:40:32 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has evolved on marriage. Again. After supporting marriage as the union of a man and a woman until just before the elections of 2012, Obama announced back then that he supported democratic efforts to redefine marriage—but he didn’t think judges should redefine marriage. Now, just before the elections of 2014, Obama has announced that he thinks there’s a constitutional requirement to redefine marriage to include same-sex relationships. “Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all 50 states,” Obama told the New Yorker. This is a case study in how liberals “evolve” on policy.

Idaho pastors opposed to gay
marriage sue city over law
Reuters, by Laura Zuckerman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 10:35:27 PM     Post Reply
SALMON Idaho- Two pastors in Idaho, who fear they could be penalized for refusing to perform newly legal gay marriages at their private wedding chapel, have filed a lawsuit, saying an Idaho anti-discrimination law violates their right to free speech and religious liberty. Donald and Evelyn Knapp, who run the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d´Alene, are asking a federal judge to temporarily bar the city from enforcing a local ordinance that bans discrimination tied to sexual orientation in businesses that are used by the public, their attorney said on Monday. The couple, both ordained Christian ministers, say that

Cultural Differences, Assimilation
and Immigration Policy
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 10/21/2014 10:34:21 PM     Post Reply
Two stories currently in the news are, I think, illuminating. The first comes from Paris: The incident took place when a veiled woman was spotted on the front row of a performance of La Traviata at the Opera Bastille….France brought in a law in 2011 banning anyone from wearing clothing that conceals the face in a public space, or face a 150 euro ($190) fine. (snip) The second story comes from New York City, via Pamela Geller: A Manhattan man was charged with circumcising his much-younger wife after she refused to have sex, authorities said Tuesday.

  


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AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP
victory in November
Associated Press, by Jennifer Agiesta & Emily Swanson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 10:30:52 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation´s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that´s the outcome they´d like to see.But the survey suggests many will cringe when they cast those ballots. Most likely voters have a negative impression of the Republican Party, and 7 in 10 are dissatisfied by its leaders in Congress. The Democrats win few accolades themselves. Impressions of the party among likely voters have grown more negative in the past month. In

Union demands driving railcar jobs
out of California, Japanese firm says
Los Angeles Times, by Laura J. Nelson    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 10/21/2014 10:10:34 PM     Post Reply
Japanese company´s much-celebrated plans to build a light-rail manufacturing plant in Palmdale appear all but dead after months of clashes with local labor unions and community groups. Kinkisharyo International of Osaka said it is now looking at factory sites outside California, saying pressure from organized labor has made it difficult to do business in the state. Union officials and activists, however, argue they are simply trying to hold the company to environmental rules it should be following. Kinkisharyo won a $890-million contract to build 175 light-rail cars for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority two years ago.

´Django Unchained´ actress, boyfriend
charged with lewd conduct
Los Angeles Times, by Richard Winton and Kate Mather    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 10/21/2014 10:07:37 PM     Post Reply
A "Django Unchained" actress and her boyfriend who accused Los Angeles police of unjustly handcuffing her last month in Studio City have been charged with lewd conduct in connection with the incident. Daniele L. Watts and Brian James Lucas drew national headlines after the couple alleged they were mistreated because Watts is black and Lucas is white. Los Angeles police said officers responded Sept. 11 to a call about a couple having sex in a car. The department said Watts and Lucas matched the description of the couple. Watts has denied that the couple were having sex and defended her behavior,

The Simpsons hit with $250m lawsuit
from Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero...
who claims show´s mafioso character
Louie is based on him
Daily Mail [UK], by Paul Chavez    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 10/21/2014 10:04:00 PM     Post Reply
The Simpsons were sued on Tuesday by a Goodfellas character actor for an eye-popping $250 million over the animated show´s mafioso character Louie. Frank Sivero, 62, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles against Fox Television Studios and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening claiming misappropriation of likeness and ideas as well as unjust enrichment. The lawsuit claimed that Sivero developed the Frankie Carbone character for the 1990 Martin Scorsese mobster drama Goodfellas. According to papers published by Deadline Sivero claimed that he was living in an apartment complex in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles in 1989 and writers for

Woman stoned to death by ISIS
militants and her own father
New York Post, by Leonard Greene    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/21/2014 10:03:29 PM     Post Reply
The same ISIS militants condemned worldwide for beheading journalists and aid workers released a gruesome video Tuesday of a young woman being stoned to death by a group of men — including her own father. As a cleric rants and accuses her of adultery, the woman begs for forgiveness from her father,(snip) There, a bearded cleric tells her she should be “content and happy” over the barbaric murder because her stoning death has been ordered by God. The five-minute video, which surfaced on ISIS-affiliated social media sites, has not been independently verified.

  



Latest AP National Poll Is
a Nightmare for Democrats
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/21/2014 9:56:23 PM     Post Reply
This new poll from the Associated Press is about as dire a poll as Democrats could imagine two weeks before Election Day. Democrats are more trusted than the GOP on just two of nine top issues, the poll showed. The economy remains the top issue for likely voters — 91 percent call it “extremely” or “very” important. And the GOP has increased its advantage as the party more trusted to handle the issue to a margin of 39 percent to 31 percent. With control of the Senate at stake, both parties say they are relying on robust voter-turnout operations — and monster campaign spending — to lift their candidates in the final days.

Evangelist Ernest Angley
encouraged vasectomies, abortion
among followers, newspaper reports
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/21/2014 9:49:09 PM     Post Reply
AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labour at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation. (snip) Several former members said Angley, 93, also wanted to keep quiet allegations that teens had been sexually molested by other church members, including someone close to him. Angley told the Beacon Journal in an interview that it wasn´t "his place" to report the accusations to authorities. And he denied that he tries to control

Government Sponsors
Truthy Study of Twitter
American Magazine, by Babette Boliek    Original Article
Posted By: eagleblurst- 10/21/2014 9:40:56 PM     Post Reply
Do you use Twitter? Do you like free speech? Then this article is a must read. Ajit Pai, a member of the Federal Communications Commission, just wrote an eye-opening op-ed on how the government is supporting a study of your tweet content. This time the agency of interest is not the NSA, it’s the National Science Foundation (NSF) — an institution that was founded to “promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; and to secure the national defense.” According to Pai, the NSF has already spent $1 million to fund a project to collect

The Democrats Go Back
to Their Racist Roots
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/21/2014 9:19:04 PM     Post Reply
Faced with major electoral losses this year, the Democratic Party is pulling out all the stops. For them, that means descending, again, into racism. As Glenn Reynolds says: Democrats used to use racial fearmongering to get white voters to turn out. Now they use racial fearmongering to get black voters to turn out. Not much else has changed…. The Democratic Party is trying to use the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri to stimulate black turnout. There is zero reason to believe that the Brown incident had anything to do with race. Is there

Paul Krugman Exposes
Amazon Plot to Ship
Right-Wing Books Faster
National Review Online, by Ian Tuttle    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/21/2014 9:01:45 PM     Post Reply
I will leave it to those with a masochistic bent to take up the economic arguments (“arguments”) in Paul Krugman’s column in today’s New York Times. Much more entertaining is Krugman’s paranoiac foray into outright conspiracy theory. Here is Krugman’s opening line: “Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America.” How is the Standard Oil of the 21st century hurting America? Glad you asked. Krugman’s penultimate paragraph: Last month the Times’s Bits blog documented the case of two Hachette books receiving very different treatment. One is Daniel Schulman’s “Sons

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit
region through five airports
Reuters, by Jeffrey Dastin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/21/2014 8:44:49 PM     Post Reply
New York - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. Restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and due to go into effect on Wednesday. (Snip) Affected travelers will have their temperatures checked for signs of a fever that may indicate Ebola infection, among other protocols, at New York's John F. Kennedy,

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