News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Mon, 22 30 2014 06:30:26 GMT Mon, 22 30 2014 06:30:26 GMT Shock Report: US Paid $5 Billion & Released 5 Taliban Prisoners For Deserter Bergdahl (Video) Mon, 22 28 2014 06:28:18 GMT b24100bcbeec3184d1eb4f15e8b0c1af21adf291 Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 22 28 2014 06:28:18 GMT Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer, author of The Last Line, and Ret. Col. David Hunt joined Bill O’Reilly to give an update on the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap. Lt. Colonel Shaffer told Bill the Obama administration paid $5 billion and released five top Taliban Gitmo detainees in exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl. (Photo) Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who was part of the negotiations, told Bill O’Reilly the US paid out $5 billion and traded five top Taliban detainees for Bergdahl. Bill O’Reilly: Let me just stop you. There were three trade scenarios, there were three things they could have done. You Storefront vandalized, but ´Breathe Easy´ shirt sales skyrocketing Mon, 22 12 2014 06:12:21 GMT fc677924b99beea2ae52216a4465c1c9c4bd54b7 ABC57-TV [South Bend,In], by Jasmine Norwood Posted By: hoosier observer- Mon, 22 12 2014 06:12:21 GMT Abc 57 News first reported about a store called South Bend Uniform store, last week. Since then, the store has been the center of attention for selling controversial shirts. Friday night, the store was vandalized. But the owner of the store and Mishawaka Police officer, Jason Barthel, says in no way did the vandalism slow down or stop production. In fact, he says sales have really taken off. “I had the intention of selling 200 shirts locally, this has grown to a global phenomenon,” Barthel told Abc 57 News, Sunday afternoon. Taxpayers charged $1.1 million for Obama to visit Gwyneth Paltrow Mon, 22 56 2014 05:56:00 GMT e3eb4d60bb63e88e530da6b4646707a95716a7d2 Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Mon, 22 56 2014 05:56:00 GMT As usual in December, President Obama and family and staff and their families and Secret Service and armored motorcade vehicles and the family dogs flew out to Hawaii this past weekend for a couple weeks of golf and dining out. [Snip] That luxury 747 alone costs $182,000 per hour to operate. It´s a nine'hour flight from Washington to one of the farthest reaches of the 50 states '' each way. How about Obama´s other discretionary trips? How much are taxpayers billed for those? 6 Obama quotes show Obama really needs this vacation Mon, 22 52 2014 05:52:00 GMT b30b93d8f81ebd9fe9cf98ce0e4dac44d0cce6aa Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Mon, 22 52 2014 05:52:00 GMT A new Gallup Poll finds less than a quarter of Americans (23%) are satisfied with the way things are going in their country. But that didn´t stop President Obama from pronouncing 2014 a really good year overall in his year'end news conference. &#34;My presidency is entering the fourth quarter,&#34; said president No. 44. &#34;Interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter.&#34; Obama’s final press encounter of 2014: Where were the tough questions? Mon, 22 30 2014 05:30:53 GMT bcc9e010986e052038f0a98596740e3fc7f47729 Fox News, by Howard Kurtz Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 22 30 2014 05:30:53 GMT President Obama took a victory lap the other day, and nobody in the press tried to slow him down. Obama skated in a year'end news conference, easily handling questions that were bland, tentative or rambling. This is not unrelated to the fact that he skipped the front'row TV correspondents—Jonathan Karl, Ed Henry, Major Garrett—who tend to ask more confrontational and, yes, theatrical questions. And it most decidedly had nothing to do with the president’s unusual move of fielding questions only from female reporters. It’s not how the queries were delivered, it’s how they were framed. You would have no idea Young Immigrants Lining Up for Driver´s Licenses Monday Mon, 22 21 2014 05:21:17 GMT 47ed9c20149fceed0bd72791353a4426cdbe0609 Associated Press, by Jacques Billeaud Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 22 21 2014 05:21:17 GMT PHOENIX— Many young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected Monday to begin pursuing Arizona driver´s licenses. The Arizona Department of Transportation said it is anticipating a rush of immigrant applicants in the weeks ahead at Motor Vehicle Division offices statewide. A preliminary injunction issued Dec. 18 by U.S. District Judge David Campbell bars the state from enforcing Gov. Jan Brewer´s policy of denying the licenses to about 20,000 immigrants. The injunction carries out instructions issued in July by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. EPA Regs Issued Under Obama Are 43 Times as Long as The Bible Mon, 22 17 2014 05:17:27 GMT 0f54417a8f2a891ac6a764d638c92038e4456ba8 Cybercast News Service, by Ali Meyer Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 22 17 2014 05:17:27 GMT Since President Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 3,120 new final regulations, equaling 27,854 pages in the Federal Register, totaling approximately 27,854,000 words. (Chart) Using the website and data from the Federal Register, found 3,120 final rules published by the EPA since January 2009 covering greenhouse gases, air quality, emissions, and hazardous substances, to name a few. The Federal Register publishes documents, including proposed rules, notices, interim rules, corrections, drafts of final rules and final rules but the tabulation included only the final rules from the EPA. NYPD Officer Attacked in Precinct House, Suffers Broken Arm Mon, 22 38 2014 04:38:06 GMT 286cfbcf3ec316c0e5e6537a42cd69628dc2f40a Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston Posted By: Drive- Mon, 22 38 2014 04:38:06 GMT The New York Police Department reported late Sunday afternoon that a person off the street entered the 28th Precinct station house in Manhattan and began attacking the officers. One officer is reported to have suffered a broken arm in the assault. The news was first reported via Twitter just before 5PM Eastern. The Cliffview Pilot reported that someone off the street entered the station house and attacked officers without provocation. According to a source at the precinct, the “perp opened the station house door at the 28th Precinct, attacked a patrolman and a fight ensued.” Earth crumbling beneath the feet of Hillary´s presidential campaign Mon, 22 06 2014 04:06:15 GMT c626c8f13db5a65a0844122e6cea486035ab0152 American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: magnante- Mon, 22 06 2014 04:06:15 GMT As Hillary Clinton continues to collect honoraria well into six figures for speeches and “conversations with…” public appearances, her presidential prospects are evaporating. The “inevitable” nominee is experiencing something like a bad acid trip flashback, as memories resurface of a fresh faced, first term senator once again attracting the support '' or carefully calibrated neutrality '' of people the Clinton Dynasty expected fealty from. Beneath the haughty exterior, the former secretary of state may be suspecting subconsciously that people don’t like her very much. Two new slights to the former first lady’s entitlement to the Oval Office have recently appeared. DeBlasio goes AWOL, avoids families of executed cops Mon, 22 54 2014 03:54:37 GMT 511070f80833cc08fa0c86d46563029ae2775b8a New York Post, by Michael Gartland, Priscilla DeGregory* Posted By: Drive- Mon, 22 54 2014 03:54:37 GMT As cops were being threatened and assaulted and the city reeled over the execution of two officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio prayed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday — then went into hiding. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton visited the scene of the horrific attack in Brooklyn and Gov. Andrew Cuomo paid a wrenching condolence call at the home of one of the slain cops, but deBlasio ran from reporters and was nowhere to be found after the church service. DeBlasio gets a blessing after taking Communion during Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. He showed up for 10:15?a.m. Mass with his Helter Skelter amid a perfect storm Mon, 22 37 2014 03:37:05 GMT 10ff96afd50d126a52daafacd3ff49510df66f44 Canada Free Press, by Doug Hagmann Posted By: snowcloud- Mon, 22 37 2014 03:37:05 GMT “Look out… Helter Skelter… She’s coming down fast… Yes she is.” Two police officers were executed in New York City by a lone gunman on Saturday who was reportedly exacting revenge for the deaths of two black men by police, one from Ferguson and the other from Staten Island. The bold execution of two uniformed officers sitting in a police car in broad daylight, in a city that has one of the most oppressive gun control laws in the nation, is destined to quickly become one of a series of seminal events in our nation’s history. Are low gas prices good or bad? Mon, 22 55 2014 02:55:44 GMT c711bededa27e550414af3a3eb8992872c22e677 American Magazine, by Vaclav Smil Posted By: EagleBlurst- Mon, 22 55 2014 02:55:44 GMT Oil prices have been falling — and with them the quality of reporting and writing about this periodic event. Stock market “guru” Laszlo Birinyi (just to select one of many annoying examples) claims that “It [the oil price drop] is just a black swan. It comes clearly out of the blue. Four standard deviations out of anything else [ie, exceedingly far from mean expectations]. In a case like that, there are no perimeters.” This quote is remarkable only for its accumulation of indefensible claims, not for its overall tenor: falling oil prices have been generally treated as a shocking, unprecedented, Don´t Blame Sony ' Blame Obama and the Tort System Mon, 22 46 2014 02:46:49 GMT 45bbbeb9b0b9934c8ba51013ba32bb183501ecec Townhall, by Kurt Schlichter Posted By: SpeedMaster- Mon, 22 46 2014 02:46:49 GMT It´s shameful that a company like Sony would go groveling to a deceitful, tyrannical, un'American thug, but this column is not about Sony’s sucking up to Al Sharpton. This column is about a tort system that is dedicated not to justice but to making lawyers richer, and it comes not only at the price of American prosperity but at the cost of our liberty as well. Certainly, Sony has a yellow streak as wide as Seth Rogen’s gut. Its creepy supplication to that race'hustling, MSNBC troll shows its true cowardly character, since Sharpton – unlike North Korea – doesn’t have a Russia starts bailing out banks as economy faces ´full'blown economic crisis´ Mon, 22 36 2014 02:36:19 GMT 1b22a499b00ca55a5d3a747a39ede830adba939a Telegraph [UK], by Peter Spence Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 22 36 2014 02:36:19 GMT The Russian economic crisis took a fresh turn on Monday after the central bank bailed out a mid'sized lender and the country’s former finance minister warned the economy faces an economic crisis. The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) said on Monday that a plan to loan Trust bank an amount of up to 30bn roubles (£343m) had been approved. Buffeted by a wave of sanctions as a result of tensions over Ukraine, geopolitical uncertainty, and falling oil prices, Russia’s banking sector has been singled out as particularly vulnerable. Anna Stupnytska, an economist at Fidelity Solutions, said that “the risk of a sovereign default Jeb Bush can win it all Mon, 22 07 2014 02:07:40 GMT 8d295204bd853668fea47d59f1d087d57e7f3b17 CNN, by Julian E. Zelizer Posted By: jackson- Mon, 22 07 2014 02:07:40 GMT Ever since &#34;Bridge-gate&#34; threatened to derail the once &#34;inevitable&#34; nomination of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the Republican presidential candidate for 2016, Jeb Bush has been hinting that he might jump into the fray. And with last week´s Facebook announcement, the former Florida governor has emerged as a serious contender '' if he chooses to run. The announcement of an exploratory committee has generated instant excitement because many Republicans feel that the former governor stands a very real chance of winning both the Republican nomination and the general election. Though the pundits have pored over all of his liabilities, The Brooklyn Slaughter and the End of Gotcha Mon, 22 41 2014 01:41:02 GMT 055d1d55662575c91d173b9baea998876cc3ee22 American Thinker, by Colin Flaherty Posted By: magnante- Mon, 22 41 2014 01:41:02 GMT We are way past playing games of gotcha. The Brooklyn police slaughter is just another example of how black racial hostility is now an everyday fact of life. Part of the national fabric. So much so that no one even bothers to hide it. Not anymore. A few recent cases illuminate the bigger picture: In Portland, Oregon, a sales clerk for Nordstrom tells his Facebook friends black people should kill one white cop for every white cop who kills a black person. In Philadelphia, a paramedic said the same thing but took it one step further: He posted a picture of two black people ´Interview´ fallout no laughing matter in comedy world Mon, 22 29 2014 01:29:58 GMT 8646bfb4b74229db357501e7f11c15dd1ad6fbee Los Angeles Times, by Josh Rottenberg And Deborah Vankin Posted By: Drive- Mon, 22 29 2014 01:29:58 GMT In the early 1990s, writer'director Jim Abrahams was making a big studio comedy about a mission to kill a foreign dictator — and not just any foreign dictator, one the United States had recently gone to war against: Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The idea of targeting a sitting world leader for 1993´s &#34;Hot Shots! Part Deux&#34; didn´t raise alarms at the studio, 20th Century Fox. For Abrahams — who, with David and Jerry Zucker, had also made the boundary'pushing comedy &#34;Airplane!&#34; — it was just a natural subject for a funny movie. &#34;Our thinking was that it´s more fun to From grief over police officer killings to honor for NYPD bravery and restraint Mon, 22 25 2014 01:25:59 GMT 1e9bb5e5cbf21962cc521708653e835572005e81 New York Daily News, by Editorial Posted By: Drive- Mon, 22 25 2014 01:25:59 GMT The two police officers executed by a suicidal loser burning with hatred for cops were exemplary men whose service puts the lie to fashionable depictions of the NYPD as an army of racial oppressors. Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu devoted their careers to the high calling of protecting New Yorkers. They had abused no one. They had shot no one. Day in and day out, braving dangers shunned by civilians, they had answered the call. For Ramos, dedication to faith and to the cop’s mission put him on the verge of becoming a Christian chaplain. He cared. Liu cared. Their 35,000 colleagues President Obama´s Hawaii vacation: Day 2 Mon, 22 24 2014 01:24:10 GMT 0f4ddb97f1b20321167f843552c21cebfff7b9db Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: Drive- Mon, 22 24 2014 01:24:10 GMT KAILUA, Hawaii — How President Barack Obama spent the second day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Sunday: —POLICE SHOOTING: Obama called New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Sunday morning to offer condolences for the killing of two New York City police officers and support in the coming days and weeks, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. The officers were ambushed in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday. During the conversation, Schultz said Obama reiterated his call for the American people to reject violence and &#34;words that harm, and turn to words that heal — prayer, patient dialogue and Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history Mon, 22 16 2014 01:16:20 GMT d324c10453f7b905bbe54934002c8bf20875dcac Associated Press, by Tom Hays Posted By: SoCalGal- Mon, 22 16 2014 01:16:20 GMT NEW YORK The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday. Moments before opening fire, Ismaaiyl Brinsley approached people on the street and asked them to follow him on Instagram, then told them, &#34;Watch what I´m going to do,&#34; Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. A portrait of the Brooklyn'born gunman emerged as big'city police departments and union leaders around the country warned officers to change up their Cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley had a long criminal record, was violent and suicidal, and frightened his mom: police Mon, 22 05 2014 01:05:25 GMT 3e3c8b650c36857f4f78e998bd8b2fc1fb0b838b New York Daily News, by Barry Paddock * Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 22 05 2014 01:05:25 GMT The cold'blooded fiend who assassinated two police officers was a troubled, violent and suicidal transient who frightened even his own mother, authorities said Sunday. Gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley had a “very troubled childhood” and had previously tried to kill himself, his mother told authorities, according to NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. “The mother expressed fear of him, and she said she hasn’t seen him in one month,” Boyce said. “Brinsley attempted suicide in the past and attempted to hang himself a year ago.” The 28'year'old cop killer, who is estranged from his family, has a criminal record that stretches back at least a How Do You Solve Problems like <i>Annie</i> and <i>Ida? </i> Mon, 22 31 2014 12:31:03 GMT 15140c70888784645bf29575ca5c26364b8e56f6 National Review Online, by Armond White Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 22 31 2014 12:31:03 GMT If you think hacking Sony was wrong, wait till you see Sony’s hack job on Annie. Not only is this a charmless remake of the popular Broadway musical (first filmed — poorly — in 1984), it’s specifically a patronizing, hip'hop'era remake. The curly'haired white orphan girl with hollow, vacant eyes is now an insolent black child living in a Harlem group home. Her Daddy Warbucks benefactor is now a black media mogul with political ambitions named Stacks — as in “stacking paper” (hip'hop slang for “money”). This black 21st'century Annie represents more than African'American upward mobility; it’s a form of empire Scrooge Was A Liberal, Studies Show Mon, 22 18 2014 12:18:28 GMT 5dce025a690403f5286f8664ea93878b38dc81ae Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline Posted By: RockyTCB- Mon, 22 18 2014 12:18:28 GMT Just about every year at this time, &#34;A Christmas Carol´ shows up somewhere on TV, as do headlines about how one Republican or another is the modern equivalent of the tale´s greedy miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. &#34;The GOP´s sad Scrooge agenda.&#34; &#34;GOP Protecting Ebenezer Scrooge.&#34; &#34;Maher Likens Republicans to Ebenezer Scrooge.&#34; &#34;Republicans play the role of the stingy Scrooge.&#34; You have to wonder if these folks have actually read &#34;A Christmas Carol&#34; or spent any time pondering what Scrooge actually says and does. Because if you do, you come to realize that Scrooge more closely resembles a modern liberal than a conservative. A major Ex'Seventh Day Adventist pastor takes a yearlong timeout from God Mon, 22 07 2014 12:07:08 GMT 637778ba04c848c336eae916930564fa66161cf7 Los Angeles Times, by Kurt Streeter Posted By: Fiesta del sol- Mon, 22 07 2014 12:07:08 GMT &#34;Uh, I´m not exactly sure about all this,&#34; Ryan Bell said as he scanned the scene inside a darkened Las Vegas convention hall. A stripper whirled her hips. A rock band pumped out a song about cannibalism. A man´s shouting hung briefly over the packed crowd: &#34;God is dead!&#34; For nearly two decades, Bell had pastored congregations of Seventh'day Adventists, among the most conservative denominations in Christianity. How had he ended up at a gathering of atheists and skeptics in Sin City?It had been a long time coming. For years now, it felt as if his prayers weren´t being answered. I’m Not Proud That We Elected Obama Mon, 22 06 2014 12:06:33 GMT f27fa6675818ffb71b0169c674cb85662ee26c6d American Spectator, by Aaron Goldstein Posted By: Not your typical New Yorker- Mon, 22 06 2014 12:06:33 GMT In an interview that was broadcast last night on 60 Minutes, retiring Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn proclaimed, “I’m proud of our country for electing Barack Obama.” Senator Coburn is to be admired for his years as a watchdog on the spending habits of Congress and bureaucrats in the federal government. While I was certainly well aware of Coburn’s friendship with Obama, which developed when they were in the Senate, I am nevertheless disappointed to hear that he is proud this country elected Barack Obama to the White House. Senator Coburn might very well love Barack Obama as a man