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April 27, 2016

Marseille synagogue to be converted into mosque

April 27 - A synagogue in Marseille is to be converted into a mosque, reflecting demographic shifts in the southern French city, a Jewish leader has told AFP. A Muslim cultural association, Al Badr, is to purchase the Or Thora synagogue, which is used less and less by the Jewish community, the city's top Jewish leader Zvi Ammar said Tuesday. "For the past 20 years or so we have seen the shift of the Jewish community to other neighborhoods," Ammar said, adding that he viewed the sale "positively". "We all have the...

Europe will 'soon have more Muslims than Christians': Belgium warns against 'making an enemy of Islam' at Brussels attacks hearing

April 26 - Muslims will soon outnumber Christians in Europe, a Belgian minister has claimed. Speaking at a hearing into the Brussels attacks, Koen Geens said the European Community may not realize it “but this is the reality”. His comments were followed by Belgian deputy prime minister Jan Jambon warning against Europeans “making an enemy of Islam” describing it as “the worst thing we can do”. Speaking at the EU Parliament, Mr. Geens said: “In Europe, very shortly we’re soon going to have more practicing...

Obama administration fails to screen Syrian refugees’ social media accounts

April 26 - The Obama administration isn’t vetting the social media profiles of all Syrian refugees despite promises made last year after the San Bernardino terrorist attack, which exposed holes in the U.S. immigration screening process. Concerns over refugee screening spurred Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, on Tuesday to cancel his state’s cooperation with federal authorities trying to resettle Syrians. It was another blow to the administration’s attempts to reach President Obama’s goal of...

50-Year Study Finds Spanking Doesn’t Work

April 27 - It’s an issue that’s long plagued parents, but new research being called the most comprehensive analysis on spanking says it doesn’t work. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and University of Michigan looked at 75 studies involving more than 150,000 children over 50 years. They found that children who were spanked were more likely to defy their parents. Family discussions about discipline can often leave a house divided. “We talk to them, we try to figure out this is what we need to do...

Transgender teen fights back after suspension for using 'wrong' bathroom

April 27 - The pep rally was underway as a South Carolina high school student headed to the bathroom. A teacher trailed him. The student is transgender, and she wanted to make sure he used "the right one," he said. To him, the right one is the boys' bathroom, which he says he has used since seventh grade without incident. Then, in his senior year, school administrators told him he had to use the girls' restroom, he said. They also gave him the option to use the nurse's restroom. When he exited the bathroom...

NYPD officer on trial for allegedly stomping man's head

April 26 - An NYPD officer went on trial in Brooklyn Tuesday in a notorious excessive force case that was caught on video, CBS New York reported. Police said Jahmiel Cuffee, 32, was allegedly resisting as officers attempted to handcuff him in Bedford-Stuyvesant on July 23, 2014, on suspicion of marijuana possession. Officer Joel Edouard was seen on video walking away as other officers took over, but Edouard suddenly returned, briefly pulled his gun, and appeared to stomp on the suspect's head, prosecutors said.

April 20, 2016

Federal court to school: Open boy's bathroom to girl

April 20 - A federal circuit court ruled a Virginia school board violated Title IX law by prohibiting a girl who considers herself a boy from using the male restroom facilities. And the dissenting judge was not happy, telling his two colleagues who ruled against the school that their way of thinking was “illogical and unworkable,” Breitbart reported. The case stems from a girl who was listed in court filings as G.G. and who claimed she actually felt like a boy. The Gloucester County school she attended let her use...

Tennessee votes to sue feds over refugee resettlements

April 20 - Tennessee’s General Assembly voted by a wide margin to sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program, alleging violations of the the Tenth Amendment, the one that guarantees states hold all rights not specifically delegated to the national powers. The vote on SJR467 first passed the House with a 69 to 25 vote and then the Senate, 29 to 4. “Today we struck a blow for liberty by finally adopting SJR467,” said Sen. Mark Norris, one of the resolution’s co-sponsors, in an interview...

Target takes stand on transgender bathroom controversy

April 20 - Target said Tuesday that transgender customers at its stores are welcome to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, the latest corporate reaction to a wave of legislation seen by critics as anti-LGBT. "We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity," the retailer said. "Everyone deserves to feel like they belong." State legislatures around the U.S. have in recent months debated proposals that would force...

North Korea procuring Iranian missile technology, Israeli analyst says

April 20 - A solid-fuel rocket engine North Korea tested in March was built with technology from Iran, an Israeli analyst said. Tal Inbar, of Israel's Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies, said Pyongyang has also made significant progress in developing ballistic missile technology, Voice of America reported Tuesday. Inbar made the statements at a congressional briefing addressing the "ballistic axis," a reference to Iran's and North Korea's space program. The analyst also said a significant...

Paul Ryan Keeps Door Open to Future Presidential Run

April 20 - House Speaker Paul Ryan appease to be keeping his future White House options wide open. In a CNN interview posted Wednesday, Ryan, the party's 2012 vice presidential nominee, was asked if his decision not to get into the race this year meant he's nixed a presidential run in the future as well. "Well no, but I don't think that far down the road," he said. "I made a decision in this cycle for 2016 not to run for president." His rejection last week of an 11th hour bid for the party's nomination at a contested...

Christianity Demonized as a Global Menace

April 19 - Can you believe anyone even organizes a "white privilege" conference these days — seven years into Barack Obama's presidency? Well, you'd better believe it, and you should also know that at least one of the speakers at this conference is militantly Christophobic. The 17th annual White Privilege Conference was held in Philadelphia from April 15 to 17. Blake Neff of The Daily Caller attended the conference and reported that "activist and author Paul Kivel" actually claimed that "almost every dysfunction...

[Recovering Economy] Nordstrom eliminating up to 400 jobs in cost-cutting move

April 19 - Nordstrom will eliminate between 350 and 400 jobs in pursuit of a leaner business model and about $60 million in cost savings, the retailer said Monday. Affected positions will primarily be from the company's corporate office and regional support teams and the changes are expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter. The company will look at getting rid of open unfilled positions first. Nordstrom, citing the need to evolve to meet customer demands, said the decision will help the...

[Recovering Economy] Intel Layoffs: 12,000-Job Cut Confirmed by Chipmaker

April 20 - Intel confirmed it is cutting 12,000 jobs as a decline in sales of personal computers is forcing it to reorganize. The layoffs represent about 11 percent of its workforce. The giant chipmaker made the announcement Tuesday as it reported lower-than-expected sales for the first quarter. The Associated Press reported. Industry analysts say an extended slide in global PC sales is showing no signs of leveling off. Intel, which has long been the world's leading maker of PC chips, is now trying to expand into other...

US Presidential Candidate Sanders Ups Rhetoric Against Israel

April 19 - Earlier this month, US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told the New York Daily News that during the Gaza war of 2014 Israel had killed “over 10,000” Palestinians, most of them civilians and most indiscriminately. It was a remark right out of the Hamas propaganda playbook. No, it was worse. Even Hamas only claimed 1,400 deaths in the 50-day conflict. Over the past week, Sanders, despite being the only Jewish candidate in the race, has upped his rhetoric against the Jewish state. In a debate...

Banning cash is infringing on the freedom of citizens on a massive scale

April 17 - Some politicians want to ban cash, arguing that cash is helping criminals. The first steps in that direction are the withdrawal of big denomination notes and the limits imposed on cash payments. Proponents of a ban on cash claim that this will help fight criminal transactions — involved in money laundering, terrorism, and tax evasion. These promises of salvation are used to get the general public to agree to a society without cash. But there is no convincing proof for the claim that the world...

Michael Savage: “West Will Collapse” Without Christian Revival

April 16 - There has never been a successful and long-lasting atheistic civilization — and there never will be — is the opinion of many astute observers. And it’s also apparently the belief of radio giant Michael Savage, as he issued a dire warning on his Wednesday show. “Unless Christianity receives a new enthusiasm that sweeps the Western world, and Christianity itself rises up against the forces against it,” he said, “the entire West will collapse in your lifetime.” Savage, author of numerous best-selling books and host of...

Loneliness: The new (old) smoking?

April 19 - The scourge of loneliness has been with us since time immemorial, but only in recent years has its toll on human health gained appreciation. New research shows that feeling lonely or socially isolated bumps up a person's average risk for coronary heart disease and stroke -- two of the developed world's most prolific killers -- by 50%. As a risk factor for heart attack, clogged arteries or stroke, those statistics put loneliness on a par with light smoking, anxiety and occupational stress. And they make social...

Majority of Louisianans oppose removing Confederate statues

April 19 - A majority of people in Louisiana oppose taking down Confederate monuments, a Louisiana State University poll has found. The survey released Monday examined feelings statewide about New Orleans' plan to remove prominent Confederate statues, including a towering figure of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Seventy-three percent of respondents said they opposed removing the Confederate memorials. The poll found 88 percent of whites opposed removal, while 47 percent of blacks also opposed removal.

Federal Transgender Ruling Undercuts NC Bathroom Law

April 20 - A federal appeals court has delivered a big win for transgender activists. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled a Virginia school district was wrong to forbid a transgender student from using the boys' restroom. The decision likely threatens North Carolina's bathroom law, which requires students in public schools and universities to use bathrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate. The ruling also comes after the U.S. Department of Education recently informed schools they must...

Largest US Health Insurer Pulls Away from Obamacare

April 20 - The largest U.S health insurer is pulling away from Obamacare. United Health has made the decision to limit its participation in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange. The move will leave more than 700,000 people to seek coverage with other insurers. The announcement comes after the company experienced heavy losses when it expanded into 34 states. United Health officials said that they expect to lose $650 million this year on its exchange business. CEO Stephen Hemsley said...

April 14, 2016

41 Percent of Dems Want Constitution Updated

April 13 - Almost half of registered Democrats think the Constitution needs to be updated, according to the results of a new poll. A YouGov survey about the Constitution included a question of whether there should be another Constitutional convention to update the document that was created Sept. 17, 1787 and ratified the following year. Forty-one percent of Democrats said the Constitution "should be updated," while 43 percent said it has "held up well." Only 20 percent of Republicans said they would like to...

Fingerprints to be tested as ‘currency’

April 9 - Starting this summer, the government will test a system in which foreign tourists will be able to verify their identities and buy things at stores using only their fingerprints. The government hopes to increase the number of foreign tourists by using the system to prevent crime and relieve users from the necessity of carrying cash or credit cards. It aims to realize the system by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The experiment will have inbound tourists register their fingerprints and other...

German Police Instructed to Remove ‘Rape’ from Migrant Assault Reports

April 8 - Remember New Year’s Eve? You were probably busy enjoying the holiday. Meanwhile, mass amounts of Muslim migrants went crazy with their celebrations. Naturally that included raping a bunch of German girls. What, you didn’t rape anyone? Fireworks are so last century. 2016 was all about the Muslim rape, don’t you know? Rape jokes aside, we talked about how Cologne police were trying to cover it up (Surprise! German Police Accused of Covering Up Massive Arab Sexual Assaults) since...

U.S. Admits More than TWICE the Number of Migrants from Muslim World than Europe

April 8 - The United States admits more than twice the number of immigrants from majority-Muslim nations than from countries in the European Union, according to a Senate analysis of Department of Homeland Security data. According a chart released Thursday by the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, in the five years spanning from FY 2009 through FY 2013, the U.S. issued approximately 680,000 green cards to migrants from Muslim nations compared to the 270,000 green cards...

Major Canadian Newspaper Censors Politically Incorrect Story About Muslim Chain Attack

April 11 - A major newspaper in Canada has removed a story about two refugee children who choked a girl with a chain while shouting “Muslims rule the world” in a shocking example of politically correct-driven censorship. The original article published by the Chronicle Herald described how a grade three girl at Chebucto Heights Elementary School was choked on two separate occasions by two “refugee boys” who had arrived in February and that “a chain was used on both occasions”. According to the girl’s...

Syrian surge! ‘Refugees’ flood into U.S. at rate of 358 per week

April 13 - A flood of Muslim refugees from Syria, an average of 358 per week to be exact, is expected to arrive in the United States between now and the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. The Obama administration has decided to implement a “surge” in Syrian refugees, fast-tracking the arrival of those fleeing civil war in that country to make good on its commitment of bringing 10,000 by the end of fiscal 2016. The “surge” is needed because the administration has delivered only 1,411 in the first...

Is Obama planning his revenge on Netanyahu?

April 14 - "During his final year in the White House, US President Barack Obama is preparing a metaphorical roadside IED for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It cannot be that the tainted relations between the two leaders will not end with Obama exacting some sweet revenge." Variations of the above statement have been uttered for a while now by senior American and Israeli officials since Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress last year during his campaign against Obama and his nuclear...

Ryan: Don't call Puerto Rico bill a 'bailout'

April 13 - Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) blasted Wall Street investors on Wednesday as he tried to tamp down conservative discontent with a bill to assist Puerto Rico. The GOP leader charged that “special money interest groups on Wall Street” are trying to sabotage the legislation by billing it as a “bailout.” Ryan said that the government will be forced to actually bail out the island if Congress fails to act, predicting massive defaults on its bonds. “Many big-money interest groups on Wall Street know this and have put...

From the Cradle to Jihad: Use of Child Bombers on the Rise

April 13 - Children are not only abused and sold into sex slavery throughout the world, but a new report warns they're increasingly being used by Islamic radicals to carry out acts of terrorism. It was one of the most disturbing scenes in the hit movie "American Sniper." To save American soldiers from certain death, sharp shooter Chris Kyle targets and kills a child terrorist. That movie scene was not simply Hollywood fiction. It depicted a real life situation in the midst of war and the agonizing choice made by Kyle.

Institute Cancels Temple of Baal Display for NYC

April 13 - Plans to build a giant arch for the Temple of Baal in New York City and London have been canceled. The Institute for Digital Archaeology had planned to build a 48-foot-tall re-creation of the 2,000-year-old temple entry arch in New York and in London. ISIS destroyed the structure last year in Palmyra, Syria. Instead, they will model the structure after the Arch of Triumph of Palmyra. 'The IDA's Arch of Triumph of Palmyra serves as a model for how, together, we will bring life back to Palmyra and...

Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Bill Will Release Criminal Aliens

April 13 - The bipartisan sentencing reform push in Congress would cause the premature release of many criminal aliens without a guarantee of deportation, according to NumbersUSA. The immigration reduction group predicts that legislation the House and Senate is considering will disproportionately benefit criminal aliens and represents a “Trojan Horse Amnesty” for their release. “Both the House and Senate are considering bills to ‘reform sentencing’ that would result in the massive release of criminal...

Promise Kept: Barack Obama Breaks the Coal Industry

April 13 - President Obama’s war on coal has bagged its biggest trophy to date: the bankruptcy filing by the largest U.S. coal company, Peabody Energy. Make no mistake about it, though, Peabody’s management and that of the rest of coal industry bears much of the blame for its own demise. It ought to serve as a lesson for everyone else targeted by take-no-prisoners progressives. Peabody’s bankruptcy filing follows that of other major coal companies including, Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal...

Boeing Visits Iran to Discuss Jetliner Sales

April 13 - Iran’s Aviation Companies Association announced on Monday that a delegation from Boeing has visited the country for preliminary talks about the sale of jetliners. Boeing’s rival Airbus moved swiftly after economic sanctions against Iran were lifted, working out a deal to sell 118 planes for about $27 billion. Bloomberg News described the Airbus deal as a “bonanza” for the company. Iran currently has about 60 Boeing aircraft in service, largely older models dating back to the 70s and 80s. Iran’s aging air fleet...

GOP Leadership Tells Members ‘Remain Silent’ on Puerto Rico Debt Vote

April 13 - Rep. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) says House leadership told members of the Natural Resources Committee “to remain silent, refrain from asking for a recorded vote, or leave the room when the time came for a vote regarding the upcoming Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill” during a meeting held last night. “In all my time in Congress, no one has ever asked me to do something quite like this, until last night. I was angry,” Fleming stated in a press release. “To be asked to walk away—to be told to miss a...

Not Even Your Organic Wine Is Safe From Monsanto

April 12 - Glyphosate usage has gotten so out of control that it’s seemingly taken on a life of its own and is now showing up even in foods that haven’t been directly sprayed, namely the grapes used to make organic wine. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is the most used agricultural chemical in history. It’s used in a number of different herbicides (700 in all), but Roundup is by far the most widely used. Since glyphosate was introduced in 1974, 1.8 million tons have been applied to...

April 7, 2016

Some Americans Think a Third of People Are Homosexual

April 4 - Several San Diegans interviewed by Mark Dice think that a third of Americans are homosexual, another indication that saturation coverage of LGBT issues in the media has greatly misled many people. Four people who Dice spoke to thought that 30% of Americans were homosexual, with two thinking the number was even higher at 35%. The majority of the respondents thought that 20% or more were homosexual. Only one older lady at the end of the video correctly estimates that the figure is closer to 2%.

The Exodus Of People Moving Away From California Is Becoming An Avalanche

April 5 - Over the past ten years, approximately five million people have moved away from the state of California, and as you will see in this article this mass exodus appears to be accelerating. So exactly why is this happening? Once upon a time, it seemed like almost everyone wanted to live in California. The nearly endless sunshine, the incredible weather, the pristine beaches and a booming economy motivated millions of young Americans to move out there to pursue “the California Dream”. In fact, in the early...

Americans spend more on taxes than food, clothing, housing — COMBINED!

April 6 - A tax advocacy group on Wednesday revealed that Americans spend more on taxes than their whole budget for food, clothing and housing. The Tax Foundation, in its annual report on when the nation as a whole has earned enough to pay its taxes, announced the date as April 24. “Tax Freedom Day gives us a vivid representation of how much federal, state, and local tax revenue is collected each year to pay for government goods and services,” said Tax Foundation Analyst Scott Greenberg. “Arguments can...

Finnish was the second language of Sweden for centuries. Now Arabic is overtaking it.

April 7 - Officially, Sweden doesn't keep a record of the languages its inhabitants speak. That fact was infuriating to Mikael Parkvall, a linguist at Stockholm University, so he decided to find out for himself. What is the most popular non-Swedish language in Sweden? After poring over various statistics and studies, Parkvall came to a conclusion: Arabic was very likely to now be the second most popular language in the Scandinavian country. Parkvall's study focused on native languages rather than second languages...

Government Will Owe More Money Than Entire Economy Produces

April 7 - An auditor for the Government Accountability Office told lawmakers Wednesday that in the next few years the federal government will owe more than our entire economy produces. Gene Dodaro, the comptroller general for the Government Accountability Office, testified at the Senate Budget Committee to provide the results of its audit on the government’s financial books. “We’re very heavily leveraged in debt,” Dodaro said. “The historical average post-World War II of how much debt we held as a percent...

Underequipped and overwhelmed, Germany "as vulnerable as Brussels"

April 7 - "It is not a matter of if, but when," Dr. Markus Kaim told CBS News, echoing a common theme about the likelihood of a terrorist attack in Germany. The resignation and fear expressed by the Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) is similar to that of diplomats, intelligence analysts and police officials also interviewed by CBS News. Facing distinct concerns over immigration, a poorly equipped police force and the simultaneous threats of unsecured nuclear...

Europe's 'Jihad Capital' a Warning against Islamization

April 7 - The third accomplice in the Brussels terror attacks came from a neighborhood in Brussels where radical Islam has flourished. The Molenbeek neighborhood may look unassuming, but it's a virtual hotbed of terror. The three terrorists who carried out the massacre in Paris last November came from Molenbeek. It's also connected with last year's Charlie Hebdo attack and the murder of four people at the Brussels Museum in 2014. Most of the Belgians who left the country to join ISIS also came from Molenbeek.

Child Booted From Preschool After Parents Question 'Homosexual' and 'Gender' Curriculum

April 3 - A Colorado preschool has booted a 4-year-old after her parent's questioned the administration about its curriculum promoting homosexuality and transgenderism. R.B Sinclair told the Denver Post that she wanted her daughter excused from classroom discussions on sex and gender, because she sees it as sex education. She feels her daughter is too young for the discussions offered at the Montview Community Preschool & Kindergarten in Denver. "I think at this age they don't know what bias is," she...

Illinois Couple Fined $80,000 For Refusing to Host Homosexual Wedding Ceremony

April 3 - The Christian owners of an Illinois wedding venue were forced to pay over $80,000 in fines after refusing to host a homosexual wedding ceremony. Jim and Beth Walder, the owners of Timber Creek Bed & Breakfast in Paxton, Illinois, were fined by the state's Human Rights Commission, this week. Despite the monstrous fee, Jim maintains he will never violate his religious beliefs. "To be absolutely clear, we cannot host a homosexual wedding even though fines and penalties have been imposed by the Illinois...

First Syrians Leave for US Under Surge Resettlement Program

April 6 - The first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. under a speeded-up “surge operation” for refugees left Jordan on Wednesday for Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life. Ahmad al-Abboud, who is being resettled with his wife and five children, said he is thankful to Jordan, where he has lived for three years after fleeing Syria’s civil war. But the 45-year-old from Homs, Syria, said he was ready to build a better life in the U.S. “I’m happy. America is the country of freedom and democracy, there are jobs opportunities...

U.S. Admits More than TWICE the Number of Migrants from Muslim World than Europe

April 7 - The United States admits more than twice the number of immigrants from majority-Muslim nations than from countries in the European Union, according to a Senate analysis of Department of Homeland Security data. According a chart released Thursday by the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, in the five years spanning from FY 2009 through FY 2013, the U.S. issued approximately 680,000 green cards to migrants from Muslim nations compared to the 270,000 green cards...

Israeli Defense Minister Says ‘Hundreds of Jihadists’ Ready to Attack European Targets

April 7 - Europe is flooded with hundreds of jihadists ready to strike, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference with his Polish counterpart Antoni Macierewicz, who is visiting Israel, Ya’alon warned, “What we saw in Paris and Brussels is only the beginning, and efforts to carry out terror attacks in Europe will continue.” Ya’alon and Macierewicz discussed the security situation in the Middle East and how it affects Europe, as well as ways...

Obama’s 10-Year Budget Plan Hides $776 Billion in Extra Debt Payments

April 6 - Interest rates on President Barack Obama’s federal debts will double over the next decade, forcing American taxpayers to spend $776 billion on extra interest payments by 2026, according to a new report by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. That $776 billion adds up to roughly $2,500 per American. Call it the Obama surcharge. The CBO’s report whacks many incredible projections by the White House, such as its claim that if Congress would “Enact Immigration Reform,” that government would...

[Recovering Economy] Chrysler Announces 1,300 Layoffs in Michigan

April 6 - Fiat Chrysler has announced that it is laying off 1,300 workers at its Sterling Heights, Michigan plant. According to Detroit Local 4, the layoffs will begin in July because of a 61 percent drop in sales of the Chrysler 200, a mid-sized car which is manufactured at the facility. The company reported that it only sold 7,500 units thus far this year, which amounts to half of what it sold during the same period last year. Many workers have been on temporary layoff since February 1 as sales numbers straggled in.

Parents face criminal charges for walking kids to school

April 6 - A Texas elementary school regularly threatens criminal charges to parents who enter the property to drop off or pick up their children. Branch Elementary School in Magnolia requires parents to wait in a lengthy car pickup/drop-off zone each day no matter how close they live to the building. The policy, which is enforced by Montgomery County constables, was instituted under the auspices of increased safety. Wendy Jarman, a private school teacher and parent who pulled her children from Bear Branch...

March 31, 2016

Feds Offer Millions for Plans to Tax Cars by the Mile

March 28 - The Federal Highway Administration will publish a notice Tuesday that asks states to bid for millions of federal dollars that will be given to projects aimed at developing alternative ways to fund the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which could include systems that impose taxes based on how far people drive. FHA’s grant notice says it will spend up to $15 million this year, and $20 million over the following four years, on projects led by a state or groups of states that seek to develop “user-based alternative...

New U.S. sanctions concession to Iran may be in works

March 31 - The Obama administration may soon tell foreign governments and banks they can start using the dollar in some instances to facilitate business with Iran, officials told The Associated Press, describing an arcane tweak to U.S. financial rules that could prove significant for Tehran's sanctions-battered economy. While no decision is final, U.S. officials familiar with internal discussions said the Treasury Department is considering issuing a general license that would permit offshore financial institutions to access...

Chicago’s Out-of-Control Gun Crime Already Up 84 Percent Over Last Year

March 30 - Chicago has become the most stereotypical example of what many dream the Wild West was like in the days before the law went west of the Mississippi. It is already so bad this year that at 144 total homicides, the city has seen an 84 percent increase over this time last year. According to DNAInfo.com the first three months of 2016 have seen more shootings than the first three months of any year in over a decade. With 790 shot so far this year, that is over 80 percent higher then the 419 March ended...

Students Are So Bad, Professor Can’t Grade Them

March 29 - What does it say when in two days a teacher exhausts the ink in his red pen? Since a nation cannot be “ignorant and free," as Thomas Jefferson put it, it perhaps means we face a threat graver than the Red Menace. Apathetic or even hostile students, dumbed-down tests, often incompetent and ideologically driven teachers, Cracker Jack-box degrees, morally toxic curricula, revisionist history, the new math — education has collapsed in America. And one of the sincere educators, wandering amidst the...

'Temple of Baal' to go up in New York, London

March 30 - Visitors next month to Times Square in New York or Leicester Square in London are in for a culture shock – a life-size reproduction of the Temple of Baal. Needless to say, the exhibition of a symbol of paganism, child sacrifice and ritual prostitution – well-known to readers of the Bible – has raised concerns. The display, however is part of World Heritage Week and is meant by organizers from the Institute of Digital Archaeology as a statement of “defiance” against ISIS, the Islamic terror group, that destroyed...

[Milquetoast America] Library of Congress dumps 'illegal alien' term

March 30 - The Library of Congress will no longer use the term “illegal alien” or “illegal immigrant,” due to pressure from Dartmouth College students who insisted the descriptions were discriminatory. Instead, the Library of Congress is going to refer to those in the country illegally as “non-citizens” and “unauthorized immigrants,” in the likes of subject headings and other research markers and guides, CNN reported. Members of the Dartmouth Coalition for Immigration Reform, Equality and DREAMers – students...

Obama gives second chance to 61 convicted drug offenders

March 30 - U.S. President Barack Obama commuted prison sentences for 61 non-violent drug offenders on Wednesday and the White House said he hopes to issue more pardons and commutations during his remaining months in office. Obama has pushed to reform the U.S. criminal justice system to reduce the number of people serving long sentences for non-violent drug crimes, a rare area where the Democratic president has garnered support from Republican lawmakers. "It does not make sense for a...

FDA Eases Rules for Abortion Pill, Making Access Simpler

March 30 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration simplified the regulations for using pills to induce an abortion, making the procedure more easily available to American women even as several states consider efforts to curtail the practice. The medication, known as Mifeprex, now can be taken by women who are as much as 10 weeks pregnant, up from 7 weeks, according to a new label posted on the agency’s website. The dose also was cut by two-thirds to 200 milligrams, reducing the risk of side effects.

[Recovering Economy] Boeing Will Cut 8,000 Jobs Trying to Compete With Airbus

March 31 - Boeing plans to cut up to 8,000 jobs this year at its commercial airplane division, Reuters reported according to people familiar with the matter, a move that could slash $1 billion in costs and help it battle for sales against European rival Airbus. Boeing on Wednesday acknowledged plans to cut about 4,000 jobs in its commercial airplanes division by mid-year, and another 550 jobs in a unit that conducts flight and lab testing. But the sources said the company's broad goal is to cut jobs by 10 percent...

Why is Israel Cutting Power to Jericho?

March 31 - Israel will no doubt be condemned by those failing to take the whole situation into account, but it has been compelled to cut power to the ancient city of Jericho over a massive unpaid electric bill. The Palestinian Authority currently owes the Israel Electric Company over 1.7 billion shekels ($450 million). In yet another effort to force the Palestinian leadership to pay up, power will be cut intermittently to Jericho in the coming days. An Electric Company official was quoted by Israel National News as saying the...

Debate over water rights intensifies as Saudis buy up swaths of US farmland

March 29 - The American Southwest may be parched, but it's still inviting for Saudi Arabia's agriculture industry, thanks to loose water restrictions for farming. The kingdom's largest dairy company has bought about 14,000 acres of farmland in California and Arizona to grow alfalfa for its 170,000 cows in the face of tightening Saudi laws. Almarai Co. is looking to take advantage of easy access to water from the Colorado River in California's Palo Verde Valley and few well-pumping restrictions near Vicksburg...

March 24, 2016

Ann Coulter – Hashtag: We Are Neville Chamberlain!

March 23 - Immigration is the new “No Nukes/Save the Whales” movement, only with more body bags. After the mass murder committed by Muslims in San Bernardino, which came on the heels of the mass murder committed by Muslims in Paris, Donald Trump proposed a moratorium on Muslim immigration. Explaining the idea on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” he talked about how Muslim immigration was infecting Europe: “Look at what happened in Paris, the horrible carnage. … We have places in London and...

Illegal Alien Allowed to Stay in USA Pleads Guilty to Rape, Murder, Kidnapping

March 21 - Mexican illegal Juan Manuel Razo Ramirez pled guilty March 14 to one count of rape, three counts of kidnapping, and two counts each of “aggravated murder, attempted murder, attempted rape, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and felonious assault,” according to the Morning Journal. The migrant launched his murderous crime wave three weeks after President Barack Obama’s directives forced immigration officials to release him back on the streets, instead of repatriating him.

Colorado School District to Begin Distribution of Satanic Materials to Children

March 24 - After coming under fire from atheist groups for the distribution of free Bibles, the Delta County School District (DCSD) has approved the circulation of atheistic, secular and Satanic literature to middle and high school students. Several atheist organizations, including The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers (WCAF) and the Satanic Temple, applied to distribute their literature as a challenge to the school district’s “open forum” policy that allows any group...

Obama Admin Engaged in Secret Talks to Pay Iran Nearly $2 Billion

March 23 - The Obama administration has spent three years engaged in secret talks with Iran that resulted in the payment of nearly $2 billion in taxpayer funds to the Islamic Republic, with more payouts likely to come in the future, according to a recent letter issued by the State Department and obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon. The administration’s disclosure came in response to an inquiry launched in January by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), who was seeking further information about...

Christians celebrating "Easter" on wrong day

March 23 - On Sunday, Christians around the world will celebrate "Easter", which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus, the cornerstone of the Christian faith. That makes "Easter" the single holiest day on the Christian calendar. But one pastor who specializes in teaching Christians about the Jewish roots of their faith has a bombshell for believers – they are celebrating on the wrong day. Pastor Mark Biltz, discoverer of the blood-moons phenomenon and the author of...

Thousands of Cubans Waved Into US Without Proper Screening

March 23 - Tens of thousands of Cubans have been flown to Mexico where they freely walk across the United States border to begin a new life — despite the fact some are hardened criminals and others may carry infectious diseases, a U.S. border patrol official tells Newsmax TV's Dennis Michael Lynch. The immigrants are quickly processed, given $200 in cash, $200 in credit and allowed to travel anywhere in the U.S. without any supervision. In one instance, border employees watched in disgust as two men...

Disney, Marvel: Georgia Anti-Homosexual Law to Prompt Departures

March 24 - Disney and Marvel Studios threatened that if a so-called "anti-homosexual" bill is signed into law in Georgia, it would prompt their departure from the state. State lawmakers passed a religious liberty bill last week, which protects religious officials from having to perform homosexual marriage ceremonies, and would allow faith-based organizations to deny services or employment to those who violate their "sincerely held religious belief," according to Variety. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has until May 3 to sign the bill into...

US Government Sets Record for Failing to Find Records Requested by the Public

March 18 - When it comes to providing government records the public is asking to see, the Obama administration is having a hard time finding them. In the final figures released during President Barack Obama’s presidency, the U.S. government set a record last year for the number of times federal employees told disappointed citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn’t find a single page of files requested under the Freedom of Information Act. In more than one in six cases...

How Obama And Congressional Republicans Intend To Pass TPP Into Law

March 19 - Back on December 10, 2015, the head of the U.S. Senate, the pro-Obama-trade-deals Republican Mitch McConnell, said that Obama shouldn’t try to pass his TPP or any other of his three mega-trade-deals until after the November elections, because Senators and Representatives won’t vote for it until the voters have already voted for their re-election (so that they’ll then be free to vote against those voters’ interests). The previous congressional votes on these deals showed that congressional...

Obamacare turns 6 today. It’s given 17 million people health care. And changed no one’s mind.

March 23 - On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Over the next six years, the law played a major role in Democrats losing their majorities in the House and Senate in the 2010 and 2014 midterms. And, it continues to be the biggest accomplishment of Obama's presidency and the central pillar of his legacy. Given how much influence Obamacare has had on our political debate and our elections since it became law, you might think that public opinion on it has moved all over...

HealthCare.gov portal logs hundreds of security incidents

March 23 - The Web portal used by millions to get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act has logged more than 300 cybersecurity incidents and remains vulnerable to hacking, nonpartisan congressional investigators said Wednesday. The Government Accountability Office said none of the 316 security incidents affecting HealthCare.gov appeared to have led to the release of sensitive data such as names, birth dates, addresses, Social Security numbers, and financial or other personal information.

U.S. cities face anti-Muslim backlash

March 24 - Cities across the USA are preparing for the next phase that inevitably follows a terror attack: anti-Muslim backlash. Across social media, in public forums on college campuses, and even in mainstream political rhetoric from presidential candidates, anger over the deadly terror attacks in Brussels has spawned discontent and suspicion directed at Muslim groups. After the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, leaders in California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio...

Officials say Guantanamo transfers have killed Americans

March 23 - Americans have been killed by prisoners released from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a senior Defense Department official told lawmakers Wednesday, triggering sharp criticism from Republicans opposed to shuttering the facility in the wake of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group in Brussels and Paris. Paul Lewis, the Pentagon's special envoy for Guantanamo detention closure, declined to provide the GOP-led House Foreign Affairs Committee with details. He would not say whether...

Homeownership Increasingly Difficult For Average Americans

March 24 - Home prices are rising faster than wages in most of the United States, making homeownership increasingly difficult for average Americans in some of the most populous areas of the country, according to a report released on Thursday. The report found that home price growth exceeded wage growth in nearly two thirds of the nation’s housing markets so far this year, with urban centers like San Francisco and New York City among the least affordable. Home prices in 9% of the U.S. housing market are now less affordable...

Monsanto Is Inside Everything

March 22 - Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, recently earned the ominous title of the most heavily-used agricultural chemical of all time. In fact, an analysis showed that farmers sprayed enough glyphosate in 2014 to apply 0.8 pounds of the chemical to every acre of cultivated cropland in the U.S., and nearly 0.5 a pound of glyphosate to all cropland worldwide. As you might suspect, when you use this much of a chemical, it doesn't simply stay on the fields.