Illegal immigrants have boldly demanded everything from civil rights in the U.S. to driver’s licenses and government benefits such as welfare and discounted tuition at public universities, so why stop there? Now they want American taxpayers to finance their organ transplants! This is even more brazen than the discrimination lawsuits illegal aliens have filed against law enforcement agencies—both federal and local—in the U.S. over the years. To make their point, the illegal immigrants have gone on a hunger strike outside an Illinois hospital demanding free organ transplants for themselves and their fellow undocumented comrades.
A man was arrested today after he allegedly fired a gun at an Atlanta-area elementary school, sending hundreds of panicked children running out of the building for cover, officials said. No students at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga., were injured and all have been accounted for, Dekalb County School District spokesman Quinn Hudson told ABCNews.com. A lone white male, believed to be in his 20s and armed with an assault rifle, was arrested this afternoon soon after reports of gunfire, Hudson said. School officials could not confirm how many rounds were fired,
The White House will hold a Cabinet-level meeting to discuss cutting some of America´s $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt. White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed that a National Security Council principles meeting will take place Tuesday. Cabinet members such as Secretary of State John Kerry will participate. Up to now, the administration has insisted that it has taken no final decision on halting aid to Egypt since the military´s July overthrow of Mohammed Morsi´s Muslim Brotherhood-led government and an intensifying crackdown on Islamist opponents. (Snip) One official said a decision was likely on cutting some elements of U.S. economic
A group of northern Colorado counties are taking more steps toward establishing the 51st state: Two more countries will ask residents if they want to secede the Centennial State on a ballot this fall. Phillips and Weld counties are the fourth and fifth counties to put the question for a vote, following Cheyenne, Sedgwick, and Yuma. Phillips and Weld county commissioners announced that they will place the question on the ballot, and both seem confident that residents will pass it. Weld County commissioner Sean Conway predicted locals will vote for secession by a 60–40 margin.
Another day, another wrongheaded attack on Shelby v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. But this one contains a bit of a surprise. Writing at Slate, Richard Hasen begins by fundamentally misstating the court´s finding: "Substituting their own judgment for that of Congress, the five justices in the Shelby County majority expressed confidence that the act´s ´preclearance´ provision was no longer necessary, and that there would be ample other tools to fight discrimination in voting." In fact, the court let stand the automatic preclearance provision, known as Section 5. Section 4, which
When someone is caught lying about scandalous misconduct, any allegation about him is believed thereafter. When a government is caught spying on ordinary people, any investigation is assumed to be an unjustified abuse of power. And when the government justifies its investigation as protecting official secrets, the secrecy is dismissed as either needless or sinister. In this climate, defenders of reasonable official secrecy and legitimate intelligence operations run for cover. Most people accept in the abstract that some secrecy is justified —
President Obama welcomed the members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the White House Tuesday to honor their legacy as the only undefeated team in modern NFL history. The president apologized to the team for referring to the 1985 Chicago Bears as the greatest team in football history during that team’s White House visit, saying his comments then should be “taken with a grain of salt.” Obama praised the post-football achievements of the Dolphins players, while a reference to running back Larry Csonka’s less-than-stellar television career drew laughs from both the audience and Csonka’s teammates.
The space rocks, kept at the UCL Petrie museum, were beaten into flat sheets and rolled into nine tubes, before being strung together as a necklace alongside gold and gemstones, researchers found. They were produced more than 5,000 years ago, 2,000 years before the emergence of iron smelting, suggesting that the metalworking techniques which went on to define the iron age had their origins as early as the fourth millennium BC. Prof Thilo Rehren, an archaeologist from University College London, lead author of the study in the Journal of Archaeological Science, explained: “The shape of the beads was obtained by
An unreleased draft of the U.N.’s next major climate report reportedly states that scientists are more certain than ever that man’s actions are warming the planet -- even as the report struggles to explain a slow-down in warming that climate skeptics have seized upon. Global surface temperatures rose rapidly during the 70s, but have been relatively flat over the past decade and a half, according to data from the U.K.’s weather-watching Met Office. Climate skeptics have spent months debating the weather pattern, some citing it as evidence that global warming itself has decelerated or even stopped. "The absence of any
David Sinclair, who makes his living on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, has some words of advice for anyone taking solace in a seemingly slow start to the 2013 hurricane season. “Don’t ever drop your guard until we’re through September,” says Sinclair, who owns the waterfront Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach, N.C. “Now through September is when the bigger ones really start flying off the hook.” Since the season began June 1, the Atlantic has produced five named tropical storms but no hurricanes. On average, the first hurricane forms by Aug. 10 and the second by
Prosecutors rested their case against Maj. Nadal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others at the Texas military base in November 2009. Prosecutors called nearly 90 witnesses. Many of them identified Hasan as the gunman who opened fire inside a crowded medical building at the sprawling Army post on Nov. 5, 2009. Hasan is acting as his own attorney, but he has questioned only three witnesses and has raised few objections. That enabled prosecutors to get through as many 15 witnesses
I recently had to sit my friend down for a modern-day digital intervention. [snip] The woman Michael was courting would type sweet nothings to him using emoji icons — a lady dancing, high heels or a martini with an olive — and this is where things went awry. Michael would respond with the “thumbs up” emoji, a hand that looks as if it belongs to an inflated cartoon character. [snip] The woman confided to me and a friend that she believed that based on his use of emoji, Michael was clearly not interested in her and just wanted to be
Ontario police are aware of a disgusting letter sent to a woman caring for an autistic child by another woman who wanted the "wild animal kid" out of her neighbourhood, even if it meant killing the child. The hateful letter was reportedly sent last week to a resident of Newcastle, Ont., just east of Toronto, who hosts her 13-year-old grandson, Max, during summer days. Mother Karley Begley spoke with CityNews and broke down in tears as she tried to read the letter. The letter was re-posted on Twitter by Lennon and Maisy, a young Ontario singing duo who also star
OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Australian man attending an Oklahoma college on a baseball scholarship was shot and killed in what police described Monday as a random act of violence by three "bored" teenagers who decided to kill someone for the fun of it. Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, was found dead Friday while visiting the town of Duncan, where his girlfriend and her family live. Three boys, ages 15, 16, and 17, are in custody and face a court appearance Tuesday afternoon.Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said Monday a woman called 911 after she saw Lane stagger across the road
Jordan´s Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given the go-ahead for a first nuclear research reactor as the desert kingdom, which lacks any oil, seeks to meet its energy needs. The five-megawatt reactor will be built at the Jordan University for Sciences and Technology near the northern city of Irbid, commission chief Majad Hawwari said. (Snip) The Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute and Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co. will construct the reactor, which is scheduled to become operational in 2016, he added. "The reactor will help the commission build expertise and capabilities to prepare for constructing nuclear power plants in the future,"
Campus Pride has released its annual list of the "Top 25-LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities" in the country, and it includes institutions of all sizes from coast-to-coast. The Charlotte-based nonprofit compiles the list based on responses to the Campus Pride Index, a unique benchmarking tool that helps schools assesses their campus climate when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Officials from participating colleges answer a set of 50-plus questions about eight LGBT-friendly factors, including policy inclusion, support and institutional commitment, recruitment and retention efforts, housing, campus safety, counseling and health, academic life and student life. "Many more
There was horror in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday when a runaway taxi cab jumped a curb and plowed into a pack of pedestrians, pinning a British tourist whose left foot was severed. Within seconds a union plumber named David Justino teamed up with celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, to rescue the young woman. “Her left leg was severed off, the other was mangled,” said Justino, who used his belt as a tourniquet to stop the woman from bleeding to death. Justino called the victim, who police said is 23 and visiting from Britain, is a “strong
Maine Governor Paul LePage reportedly told a group of Republicans at a fundraising event last week that Obama ´hates white people.´ LePage made the remark on August 12 at a fundraiser for the Maine Republican Party at a house in Belgrade, according to two GOP lawmakers who spoke to the Portland Press Herald on the condition of anonymity. LePage allegedly claimed that the president has avoided talking about his biracial heritage ´because he hates white people.´ ´Yeah, he said it,´ one source told the Press Herald. ´It was one little thing from a speech, but I think most people there thought it
The military of Egypt is respecting the universal rights of all Egyptians by rooting out Muslim Brotherhood terrorism, the backers of Morsi’s regime – finding smuggled weapon stashes and arresting Morsi’s guest militias (Hamas and Al Qaida terrorists). After more than two years of protests to bring about the removal of two dictatorships, the latter installed through fraudulent elections billed as “free and fair,” Egyptian freedom-fighters backed by the army must not retreat from their chance now to expose and expunge radical terrorists who came dangerously close to dominating Egypt for the long term. This means countering the efforts of the
A quick recap for those of you who aren´t obsessed with North Korea. The Democratic Republic long ago realised that it couldn´t do the basics like grow food or keep the lights on, so it decided to focus on the fields of military and light entertainment instead. Of course much of its military output is entertaining and much of its entertainment has a decidedly military feel--from mass games to girl bands singing about the birds, the bees and nuclear fallout. And all of this variety performance is being slowly undone by the country´s continued slide into mass poverty. The missiles
As Washington gears up to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.´s historic "I Have a Dream" speech later this month, one thing might be missing from the celebrations: the speech itself. "We were shocked to find that it was very difficult to find a full copy of Dr. King´s speech on YouTube," said Evan Greer, a campaign manager at Fight for the Future, an Internet free-speech advocacy group. In January, the group posted the full-length speech on Vimeo in an act of "civil disobedience" coinciding with Martin Luther King Day. The video was promptly removed for
The Supreme Court closed shop weeks ago, not to return until October. And for the third summer in a row, no Supreme Court confirmation fight occupies headlines. But in its absence, President Obama has thrust another court—often called the “second-highest” court in the land—into the spotlight. In June, President Obama nominated three new judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a court that the president’s supporters increasingly denounce as an obstacle to his regulatory ambitions. The D.C. Circuit is “dominated by right wing ideologues,” People for the American Way recently announced, “a major obstacle to progressive
Cairo - Mohamed ElBaradei, Egypt´s former vice president, will be sued in court for a "betrayal of trust" over his decision to quit the army-backed government in protest at its bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. The case, brought by an Egyptian law professor, will be heard in a Cairo court on Sept. 19, judicial sources said on Tuesday. It points to the prospect of a new wave of politically driven lawsuits being brought to court following the downfall of President Mohamed Morsi, whose supporters brought a raft of cases against opposition figures during his year in power.
This week´s Telegraph Comment Q&A will be with Tim Stanley. Scourge of Obama, the Clintons, Richard Dawkins and the EDL, Tim is a blogger, columnist and leader writer for both The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph. Tim´s achievements are near impossible to fit onto one page. However, the Observer´s Peter Preston treated his readers to an illuminating profile of Dr Stanley last weekend. We can´t make any sense of it either. Tim will be with us on Wednesday between 2:30 and 3:15 to answer your questions. Suggested topics: American politics, Hollywood, Richard Nixon, luxury hair products and North Korea. If you would like to
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday released his birth certificate, seeking to put to rest questions about whether the Canadian-born senator is qualified to run for president in 2016. Immediately, parallels were drawn to President Obama’s 2011 release of his own birth certificate, which also was meant to end lingering questions about his eligibility to be president. And for the few in the birther community, they see hypocrisy. Why are the media not denouncing those who question Cruz’s eligibility in the same way they have denounced the so-called “birthers” who continue to question Obama’s? The reason? Because about the only