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February 26, 2015

Net Neutrality: FCC Approves New Rules for Future of Internet

February 26 - The FCC approved robust rules of the road for the Internet on Thursday, a move that supporters believe will prevent conglomerates from consolidating control over the flow of online content, but that critics characterize as a huge regulatory overreach. The FCC's approach is one favored by many public interest...

IDF Trains to Repel Alien Invasion

February 24 - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) put a somewhat humorous spin on a very serious training exercise this week, asking members of the Air Force cyber unit “Ofek” to disrupt and sabotage fictitious invading alien spacecraft. The Jerusalem Post reports on the exercise, noting that it was part of increased efforts to train...

Saudis Ready to Help Israel Attack Iran

February 26 - European officials say that Saudi Arabia is just as concerned as Israel over the details of the nuclear agreement the Obama Administration is currently negotiating with Iran, and is even prepared to facilitate an Israeli airstrike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, should it come to that. “The Saudis have declared their readiness...

Obama’s Oil-by-Rail Boom

February 24 - It’s better to be lucky than good. President Obama, who arrived promising to heal the planet and halt the rising seas, instead presided over a fossil-fuel renaissance in America. If you were unemployed and found a decent job in Obama’s economy, there’s a good chance it was a fracking job. If things are...

DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

February 26 - The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city...

FCC Net Regs Will Spill Over, ‘TV As You Know It Is Over’

February 26 - Dallas Mavericks owner and investor Mark Cuban predicted that proposed FCC Internet regulations will end up impacting TV and “your TV as you know it is over” on Thursday’s “Squawk Alley” on CNBC. Cuban began by predicting “the courts will rule the Internet for the next however many years.” He...

Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

February 26 - It’s starting. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...

Florida city spies on churches, demands licenses

February 25 - A Florida city’s code-enforcement division, which was subject in 2013 to a scathing audit for falsifying inspections, employing unqualified inspectors and failing to clean up nuisance properties, has now decided to go after churches. The City of Lake Worth, in Palm Beach County, has taken the position all...

FedEx And UPS Refuse to Ship a Digital Mill That Can Make [legal] Untraceable Guns

February 24 - The new generation of “maker” tools like 3-D printers and milling machines promises to let anyone make virtually anything—from prosthetic limbs to firearms—in the privacy and convenience of his or her own home. But first, those tools have to get to customers’ homes. That’s going to be difficult for at least one...

Inquisition: College girl gets 3rd degree for being Jew

February 25 - In what some are calling a “sickening” display of anti-Semitism, the student government at UCLA interrogated a young student about the fact she is Jewish, and nearly scrapped her acceptance to its group because of her religious heritage. Student Rachel Beyda this month applied to be a member of the...

Dad hits back after 'false arrest' at school meeting

February 25 - A New Hampshire man who was handcuffed and arrested for speaking his mind at a local school board meeting last year has filed a lawsuit against the police, alleging violations of his civil rights. The criminal charges against William Baer of Gilford, New Hampshire, were tossed out of court by Belknap County...


February 19, 2015

‘Superbug’ Kills Two At UCLA Hospital, 180 Feared Exposed

February 19 - A procedure called ERCP, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, which uses a specialized endoscope to deal with ailments of the digestive system, has unwittingly introduced a superbug called CRE, or carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, into at least two patients at UCLA’s...

L.A. Times Concedes ‘Serious Diseases’ Come from Mexico, Central America

February 18 - During last summer’s border crisis, left-wing and mainstream media outlets mocked Americans who were concerned that illegal immigrants may be carrying disease like Tuberculosis. But in a story downplaying the measles threat from Mexico and Central America, the Los Angeles Times concedes that...

Obama, Kerry Plan to Fight Terror with ‘Peaceful Communities’

February 19 - The Obama administration has no shame whatsoever about its denialist approach to radical Islamic terror. Rather than admit that its conference on “violent extremism” was, at best, window-dressing after the embarrassment of avoiding the Paris anti-terror march, it is attempting to turn political correctness into...

How One Nebraska Woman Lost Her Health Insurance Three Times Under Obamacare

February 17 - Dec. 26, 2014, was strike three for Pamela Weldin. The day after Christmas, Weldin, of Minatare, Neb., had logged on to Facebook to find a message from a friend of hers. Included in the note was a link to an article from the Omaha World-Herald announcing that CoOportunity Health, a nonprofit health...

Obama wants tens of thousands more Muslim 'refugees'

February 17 - Amid concerns potential terrorists can take advantage of the U.S. refugee quota for Syrians, it may be instructive to recall the family of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the brothers who carried out the Boston Marathon bombing, were granted political asylum in the U.S. under a similar program. WND reported last...

Some churches kick off Lent with drive-thru ash service

February 18 - What's known as Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent -- the 40-day period observed by many Christians in preparation for Easter -- but some churches across the United States this year catered to worshippers on-the-go with a drive-thru service. In New Orleans, the Munholland United Methodist Church operated...

Texas judge rules state gay-marriage ban unconstitutional

February 18 - A Texas judge ruled the state's ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional, adding to the growing number of rulings striking down bans nationwide. Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman ruled as part of an estate dispute in which a woman sought to have her 8-year relationship with her late partner ruled as...


February 12, 2015

First Time Ever: Federal Tax Revenues Top $1 Trillion Thru January; Gov't Still Runs $194B Deficit

February 11 - For the first time ever, real federal tax revenues topped $1 trillion in the first four months of the fiscal year--October through January--according to data released Wednesday by the U.S Treasury. Federal tax revenues hit a record $1,046,224,000,000 for fiscal year 2015 through January, according to the Monthly...

Just 17% black teens live with parents, 54% for whites, both low marks

February 12 - A comprehensive survey of U.S. Census data finds that the nuclear American family, where both biological parents are at home, is in meltdown, with blacks teens being hit especially hard with less than 2-in-10 15-17-year-olds living with mom and dad. The survey from the Family Research Council’s Marriage and...

District Judge Rules Federal Interstate Handgun Sales Ban Unconstitutional

February 11 - On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the federal interstate handgun sales ban is unconstitutional. Bretibart News previously reported that this ban was implemented after Congress passed Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), which was signed into law by Lyndon Baines Johnson in the fall...

No-knock police raid ends in blazing tragedy

February 10 - Gun owners and self-defense advocates are lauding a rare victory in which a Texas grand jury has refused to indict a homeowner for shooting and killing a police officer who entered his home unannounced in the middle of the night. The homeowner, Henry Magee, 28, said he thought the officers who broke through his...

Pennsylvania town packs heat, and wants visitors to know it

February 10 - Drive into tiny Conoy Township, Pa., and you'll see the standard "welcome" sign, but it also comes with a warning: "THIS IS NOT A GUN FREE ZONE." The signs are meant to alert criminals to the fact that many people in the rural Pennsylvania town of 3,000 are armed. A dozen have been installed so far and three more...

Student reprimanded for saying “God Bless America”

February 11 - A Florida high school student was disciplined after a national atheist organization took offense when he concluded the morning announcements by saying “God Bless America.” A spokesperson for the Nassau County School District told me the student at Yulee High School deviated from the approved script...

IRS to pay back-refunds to illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes

February 11 - IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that even illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they get Social Security numbers under President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty. The revelation — which contradicts what he told Congress last week...

Obama's birth certificate to sink Brian Williams' 'replacement'?

February 11 - It could be out of the frying pan and into the fire for “NBC Nightly News” if Brian Williams’ rumored successor in the anchor role gets the job. On April 27, 2011, White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie claimed to have seen Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate and “touched and felt the...

Speechless on Iranian Nukes

February 10 - A bad deal on Iranian nukes would be so catastrophic to global security that presidential resistance to a related speech – by the leader of an allied democracy, who may be the greatest expert on the issue – should leave everyone speechless. The Obama administration’s outraged accusation that Israeli Prime...

Muslim population almost doubles in the space of a decade

February 12 - The Muslim populations of England and Wales almost doubled in the space of a decade, a new report said, adding evidence to the changing make up of British society. An analysis of 2011 Census data for the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) showed the number of Muslims rose by more than a million from 1.5million...

Homeless man killed after he hit 2 officers with rocks, "police say"

February 12 - A homeless man who was shot and killed by officers at a busy intersection had thrown multiple rocks, hitting two officers, and had refused to put down other stones, authorities said Wednesday. Officers used a stun gun on the man, but it had no effect, Pasco Police Chief Bob Metzger said at a news...

The Big Food Discrepancy: Why Are American Foods Routinely More Toxic Than European Versions?

February 11 - McDonalds, a poster child for the average fast food diet, has yet again been exposed for selling foods containing far more hazardous ingredients to American customers. Repeatedly, we find that processed foods—which are bad enough even without added chemicals—contain far more hazardous ingredients in the...

Measles in Disneyland: Third MMR Shot and Vaccine Exemption Ban

February 10 - There have been hundreds of media stories published in the U.S. and around the world since Jan. 14, 2015, the day after it was first reported that visitors to Disneyland got measles and presumably infected other people in California, Washington, Utah, and Colorado. Like wildfire, the story spread globally even...

Seedy Business: What Big Food Is Hiding with Its Slick PR Campaign on GMOs

February 10 - U.S. Right to Know – a new nonprofit organization — released a new report on Big Food’s PR campaign to defend GMOs: how it manipulated the media, public opinion and politics with sleazy tactics, bought science and PR spin. Since 2012, the agrichemical and food industries have mounted a complex, multifaceted...


February 5, 2015

Government Takes Step to Regulate the Internet

February 5 - The federal government is taking an unprecedented step to regulate the Internet, just like they do to phone services. The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday they're pushing ahead with plans to implement a policy called net neutrality. Supporters of the move say the government needs...

Architect Sues TSA after 20-Hour Detention

February 5 - A man who was detained for more than 20 hours by the Transportation Security Administration is suing the agency. Architect Roger Vanderklok said he was arrested in 2013 after asking TSA workers at the Philadelphia airport how to file a complaint. Vanderklok said he then spent nearly a day in a holding cell...

Islamic Shariah Tribunal Begins Operating in Texas

February 5 - A group of Muslims in northern Texas has created what may be the first official Shariah law system in the U.S. The Shariah tribunal in Irving, Texas, is trying to assure Americans they're not planning to follow the type of Shariah law practiced in Muslim countries. In those places, severe punishments are common...

Sean Penn Slams Private Gun Ownership In 2013, Stars In ‘The Gunman’ In 2015

February 4 - In January 2013, Sean Penn criticized personal firearms as “cowardly killing machines” and sold all his guns in order that they might be rendered inoperable. In 2015 he is starring in The Gunman, a soon-to-released film by the makers of the Taken series, and one in which Penn relies on guns to save himself and his...

House Dems Bully Israelis to Cancel Netanyahu’s Speech

February 5 - House Democrats, knowing their primary allegiance is to Barack Obama, met Wednesday with Israeli officials in an attempt to forestall Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled speech to Congress about a nuclear Iran. Two meetings were held; one featured Jewish Democrats in the office of Rep. Steve Israel...

IRS Seeks 9,000 New Employees as It Prepares to Enforce Obamacare

February 5 - As millions of Americans brace for tax season, the Internal Revenue Service is requesting a $2 billion boost to its budget and 9,000 new employees as it prepares to enforce Obamacare’s tax provisions. President Obama released his $4 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 this week, which includes $13.9 billion for...

WH Keeps Lid on American Muslim Leaders' Talk With Obama

February 5 - The White House is not revealing the names of the people who attended a meeting of American Muslim leaders with President Barack Obama, Breitbart reported. The president's office said the Wednesday meeting covered "a range of domestic and foreign policy issues," including Obamacare, police fairness...

Jordanian fighter jets strike hard at ISIS, pay tribute to murdered pilot

February 5 - Jordanian fighter pilots carried out devastating sorties against ISIS early Thursday, making good on their king's vow of vengeance for the horrific burning death of a captured airman -- whose hometown the jets buzzed triumphantly after the mission. Reports from the Middle East said the latest strikes killed 55...

Killing Off the Monarchs

January 31 - The Monarch butterfly population in North America is in serious trouble. Their numbers are shrinking at a staggering rate because so much of their habitat, the milkweed plant, has been destroyed by destruction of grasslands for the purpose of growing pesticide resistant corn and soy. Milkweeds are critical to...


January 29, 2015

Kevin Costner: Guns for Me, Gun Control for You

January 28 - On January 26, USA Today released an interview with Kevin Costner in which the actor talked about owning guns for himself and enjoying them, but hoping for “stricter” gun control to be implemented. Costner was being interviewed for his soon-to-be released film, Black or White. In the interview, USA Today...

‘Voluntary’ Sharia Tribunal in Texas: This Is How It Starts

January 28 - Breitbart Texas confirmed Tuesday that “an Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law” is indeed operating in Texas. But not to worry: an attorney for the tribunal assures us that participation is “voluntary,” and one of the Sharia judges, Dr. Taher El-badawi, says it’s devoted only to “non-binding dispute resolution.” This is how...

Gun Range Owner Bans Muslims, Business Quadruples

January 28 - In the five months since Hot Springs, Arkansas, gun range owner Jan Morgan banned Muslims from her facilities, she has seen business quadruple. She has also faced threats and the prospect of lawsuits, which so far, have not materialized. Morgan owns Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range. According to Fox News...

EU Plan To Install A Tracking Computer In Every Car To Tax Miles

January 29 - A Senior European politician has caused outrage by calling for computers to be fitted in all European cars as part of an EU wide road pricing system. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said the current system which is decided by national parliaments was “a burden on car drivers and an obstacle to their mobility...

   

U.S. passports on verge of elimination?

January 28 - A Soros-funded group arguing to replace the U.S. passport with a North American passport appears ready to take up the mantle of championing the concept of a European Union-style regional government to supersede the sovereignty of the United States, Mexico and Canada, fulfilling the dream of the late...

HIV sweeps across eastern Europe amid economic crisis

January 23 - HIV is spreading at a dangerous rate in nations around the Black Sea, passing a record 100,000 new cases yearly. Hotspots for the HIV rise are Ukraine and Russia - two countries facing economic crisis and armed conflict, factors which could provoke a further surge in the virus. Smaller countries in the...

Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow

January 28 - The world has entered an era of “peak food” production with an array of staples from corn and rice to wheat and chicken slowing in growth – with potentially disastrous consequences for feeding the planet. New research finds that the supply of 21 staples, such as eggs, meat, vegetables and soybeans is already...