Barack Obama said on Thursday that Vladimir Putin’s bored, tough guy act was just a ‘shtick’ designed to boost his domestic political image.Obama and his Russian counterpart have become known for stilted photo ops during bilateral meetings at various global summits, in which they stare straight ahead and share little warmth or sympathetic body language.
Foxnews ^ | 5-16-14
Posted on 5/16/2014, 9:57:53 AM by Paul46360
The VA’s Deadly Bureaucratic Drones
Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
Posted on 5/16/2014, 7:15:58 AM by Kaslin
At least 40 American veterans are dead thanks to bureaucratic delays at Veterans Affairs clinics. But you wouldn’t know it from VA Secretary Gen. Eric Shinseki‘s bland and bloodless demeanor at a Senate hearing Thursday. He droned on like an apathetic office manager fielding complaints about the copier being jammed….MORE!!!!!!!!!!
The Document That Could Change the Internet Forever
Mashable ^ | May 15, 2014 | Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Posted on 5/15/2014, 9:19:56 PM by lbryce
The FCC has published its full net neutrality proposal, a document that could very well change the Internet as we know it.
Hillary Clinton praises ‘incredibly brave’ 19-year-old college student who came out as undocumented
The Daily Mail ^ | 17 April 2014 | UPDATED: 18 April 2014 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 9:47:27 AM by moonshinner_09
(Hillary Clinton praises ‘incredibly brave’ 19-year-old college student who came out as undocumented immigrant for the first time at her event..) A 19-year-old college student announced for the first time Thursday that she was an undocumented immigrant while addressing Hillary Clinton at an event in New York City.
fox ^ | 8-23-13 | fox
Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 8:39:36 AM by TurboZamboni
Police in Washington state are searching for two young suspects who beat a World War II veteran to death in a parking lot Wednesday night.
The Spokane Police Department says in a press release officers responded to reports of an assault and found the victim in his car with serious head injuries. He later died in the hospital.
Obama to hold presser Friday… What The Folks Are Saying… [3:00 PM...after Rush Limbaugh's show. Coincidence?]
Obama to hold presser Friday [3:00 PM...after Rush Limbaugh's show. Coincidence?]
THE HILL ^ | 8/8/13
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2013 7:44:39 AM by SoFloFreeper
Obama announced the news conference himself while posing for photos with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaris, who met with the president Thursday.
CIA Agents Who Were In Benghazi Warned By CIA: Keep Silent – “You Jeopardize Your Family”Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Tim BrownPosted on Friday, August 02, 2013 11:14:41 AM by EXCH54FEOn Thursday, CNN’s Jake Tapper reported that the Central Intelligence Agency is now pressuring agents who were on the ground in Benghazi, Libya on the night of September 11, 2012 to keep silent and not talk to Congress or the media.
The Hill reports:The CIA allegedly had “dozens” of agency operatives on the ground at the U.S. diplomatic annex in Benghazi, Libya, during last year’s deadly terrorist attack that ended with the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.Langley is taking extreme measures to mask the agency’s operations in Benghazi and in northern Libya at the time of the strike, according to CNN.Agency employees involved with CIA operations in the country are being subjected to monthly polygraph tests, among other counterintelligence measures, an unnamed source told CNN.
Can the Police Search My Home for a Bomber?
Slate ^ | April 19, 2013 | Katy Waldman
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 8:22:26 AM by kimtom
SWAT teams descended on the Boston suburb of Watertown on Friday morning to conduct a door-to-door search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect left alive after a convenience store robbery, car chase, and shootout Thursday night.
Obama is having great political success by opposing wealth accumulation. He’s doing it by attacking the rich. You might be a victim yourself! According to the president, it’s unfair that some Americans have been able to stash away more money… Continue to Post
Prof at public univ under investigation for allegedly forcing students to make anti-gun posters
Campus Reform ^ | April 9, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:05:50 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
A professor at a public university in Texas is under investigation from school administrators for allegedly forcing students in her graphic design class to create anti-gun posters for a personal anti-gun campaign she had launched.
New Rochelle [NY] War Veterans Protest City’s Order to Take Down Gadsden Flag
NBC News NY ^ | March 29, 2013 | Jonathan Vigliotti
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2013 11:01:26 AM by Pharmboy
War veterans in New Rochelle are protesting the city’s order for the so-called Gadsden flag to be taken down from its post outside the armory.
A symbol of pride for the veterans, the flag features a rattlesnake and the words, “Don’t tread on me.”
“That flag is the first flag of the Continetal Navy,” said Peter Parente, president of the United Veterans Memorial. He helped hoist the flag up on March 21 during a ceremony to swap out the tattered American flag.
NY Times Buries Sen. Paul’s Filibuster
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2013 8:46:33 PM by chessplayer
Republican Sen. Rand Paul‘s filibuster on Attorney General Eric Holder‘s refusal to rule out drone strikes against U.S. citizens, which ended early Thursday morning, was absent from the front page of Thursday’s New York Times.
Brennan was serving as a proxy for Paul’s demand that Holder rule out drone strikes on American citizens or on U.S. soil.
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 10:28:33 AM by chessplayer
The meeting, with reporters from major print and television outlets, comes days after the White House Correspondents Association complained publicly about their lack of access to the president during a golf outing in Palm Beach, Fla., and one day after Obama met with local television reporters. Read more…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned on Thursday that a major cyber attack is a looming threat and could have the same sort of impact as last year’s Superstorm Sandy, which knocked out electricity in a large swathe of the Northeast.
Napolitano said a “cyber 9/11″ could happen “imminently” and that critical infrastructure – including water, electricity and gas – was very vulnerable to such a strike.
A cyber security bill failed in Congress last year after business and privacy groups opposed it. The measure would have increased information-sharing between private companies and U.S. intelligence agencies and established voluntary standards for businesses that control power grids or water treatment plants.
Statement by Robert Greenstein
The House Republican Leadership has announced its intention to have the House vote, before adjourning on Friday or Saturday, on several major pieces of legislation that are not yet available to House members in final form because behind-closed-door negotiations on the proposals are still going on. The Leadership apparently intends to use a process known as “martial law” to allow these bills to be brought to the floor very shortly after negotiations are completed, with the result that Members of the House are likely to have virtually no time to examine and consider the details of the legislation before they will be required to vote on it.
Prison Planet.com » More Americans now commit suicide than are killed in car crashes as miserable economy takes its toll
Suicide is the cause of more deaths than car crashes, according to an alarming new study.
The number of people who commit suicide in the U.S. has drastically increased while deaths from car accidents have dropped, making suicide the leading cause of injury death.
Suicides via falls or poisoning have risen significantly and experts fear that there could be many more unaccounted for, particularly in cases of overdose.
A dystopian science fiction plot has indeed entered our reality whereby machines have not only supplanted humans on the battlefield and in the workforce, but they can now work together and make decisions on their own.
Autonomous machine warfare is here. And similar to all military experimentation, the technology has a coincidental way of trickling down to be experienced by everyday citizens and consumers, such as augmented reality applications.
The foundation for drone bombings abroad is the very same that is ready to escalate across the Western world. Fleets of weaponized surveillance drones with the ability to communicate amongst themselves and wage war independently is part of a project called MUSIC. It integrates unmanned and manned aircraft in combat, and has been displayed as a showcase of aircraft interoperability.
These aircraft also possess the ability to exchange and use the information as needed, whether it is to conduct surveillance or reconnaissance of a given area. This interoperability creates a Universal Ground Control Station, or network of drones and their payloads. (Source)
This is what is open to the public now. Imagine 10 years from now. A new webseries called DR0NE postulates some of what we can expect.
DAVID BARTON “The Jefferson Lies,” VS. HIS CRITICShttp://uvideo100.com/100.html ^Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012 11:57:38 AM by navysealdadGlenn Beckwelcomed David Barton, a friend, on his Thursday evening program to tackle the issue face-to-face.
He said that Barton is one of the most “honest and decent” men he knows and that, while he won‘t question the motives of the historian’s detractors, doesn‘t question Barton’s integrity for a moment. There are multiple clips, listed in chronological order:
Judge: Zimmerman was going to jump bail with other people’s money [B.S. Reasoning]Miami Herald ^ | 7/5/12 | Frances RoblesPosted on Friday, July 06, 2012 8:43:24 AM by SoFloFreeperA judge said Thursday that George Zimmerman appeared to be preparing to flee when he transferred funds out of his name just before his bond hearing, but his plan was “thwarted.”
Excerpt Read more at miamiherald.com …
- Judge to decide again whether to release George Zimmerman from jail (miamiherald.com)
- Zimmerman’s lawyer: Donations to website totaled $200000 – MiamiHerald.com (miamiherald.com)
- Zimmerman’s Bail Set at $1 million; Judge Says Zimmerman Might Have Fled The Country (fox2now.com)
- Judge: Zimmerman was ready to flee (wnd.com)
- *BREAKING NEWS* Florida Judge Sets George Zimmerman’s Bail At $1 Million, Likely To Be Released From Jail (bossip.com)
- Doctor: Zimmerman had no serious head trauma (content.usatoday.com)
- Zimmerman failed to appear in previous court case, fined $10,000 (miamiherald.com)
- Zimmerman to appear in civilian clothes during Friday bond hearing (thegrio.com)
- Unlucky Guy Gets Zimmerman’s Old Number (newser.com)
- George Zimmerman’s bail set at $1 million (abclocal.go.com)
(“Bloggers Say Impeach Roberts”) Supreme Court health care ruling: Blog chatter: Impeach Roberts – POLITICO.com
Furious conservative activists lashed out Thursday in the blogosphere at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts for siding with the left and upholding the individual mandate in “Obamacare,” with some even calling for his impeachment.
Romney says he will ‘replace and supersede’ Obama’s immigration plan
Yahoo! News ^ | June 21, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:44:46 PM by Free ThinkerNY
Mitt Romney criticized President Barack Obama’s immigration plan on Thursday, saying that as president, he will “put in place my own long-term solution that will replace and supersede the President’s temporary measure.”……………
It’s Barack Obama’s house now, but his predecessor and political foil, George W. Bush, stole the show at the White House on Thursday with his wisecracks and grin.
CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, for example, had a testy exchange with West on Thursday morning, confronting him on the remarks and demanding he “name names.”
Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton told the TODAY show Thursday that she believes her son’s fatal shooting by George Zimmerman was an accident.
“I believe it was an accident, I believe that it just got out of control and he couldn’t turn the clock back,” she said.
Rush: Obama Aims to Release Oil to Make Himself Hero
http://www.newsmax.com ^ | March 15, 2012 | Michelle Lopata
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:00:03 PM by NKP_Vet
“Obama has just announced that the United States and Britain are going to release oil from their strategic reserves,” Limbaugh said. “This is going to have absolutely no impact whatsoever. It is a purely political move from the guy who says we can’t drill…..”
(“Kathleen Sebelius is an abortion-touting genocidal maniac — and apparently, a population-control advocate.”) Kathleen Sebelius: Population Control Will Cover Contraceptives Mandate
Kathleen Sebelius is an abortion-touting genocidal maniac — and apparently, a population-control advocate.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel Thursday that a reduction in the number of human beings born in the United States will compensate employers and insurers for the cost of complying with the new HHS mandate that will require all health-care plans to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions.
“The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception,” Sebelius said. She went on to say the estimated cost is “down not up.”
First of all, the population-control argument is dead in its grave. We are not over-populating the earth.
Second of all, if the United States doesn’t start popping out chilluns like the baby-boomin’ years, our fiscal and economic condition will also become dead in its grave.
THE POST & EMAIL IS RESTORED…HOPEFULLY, FOR GOOD!
by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 2, 2012) — While the groundhog was seeing his shadow early this morning, a young man on the other side of the world was going back and forth between two hosting accounts at GoDaddy.com, checking to see which files had been moved and which had not out of a total of 30 tables and tens of thousands of records, all consisting of the building blocks which make The Post & Email run.
We were afforded the opportunity to see the process up close for approximately three hours today as the work was arduously completed, back and forth between two screens, multiple choices and bright red error messages. The WordPress specialist kindly said he would “show” me how it was done, but truth be told, your editor will never learn how to do it. My brain is just not wired that way.
Give me words, not numbers. I’ll write about an idea, but I’ll never figure out which records need to be downloaded on one computer while working with multiple databases, identifying missing files, and reassembling an extremely complex virtual edifice to a complicated website. Add trying to teach an unteachable person the mathematics and mechanics of doing so, and you have one patient man!
US Citizens Prepped For False Flag Blamed on Iran
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Alex discusses the propaganda surrounding an alleged attack by Iran on US soil.
A few weeks ago, we warned against an increasingly prevalent narrative in news: That war Veterans are violent, unstable, and dangerous. I explained why that simply isn’t the case, and how those aspersions can hurt Vets and deepen the divide between us and civilians.
Thursday, the national media moved a step closer to establishing this unfortunate characterization as conventional wisdom in the newsroom. USA Today, a national newspaper second to only the Wall Street Journal in distribution, published a story with a headline brimming with violent imagery:
Archived Video of the Obama Eligibility Hearing, Thursday 1-26-12 in Atlanta Georgia.
The audio is sometimes hard to hear, but has been enhanced from original.
The first two videos are of Van Irion presenting his case. More videos will be added to this page as they are produced……
Is there anything he can’t do? (Don’t answer that.)
President Barack Obama proved Thursday night that he’s still got some of the ol’ hope and change magic at a fundraising event at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem after he sang a few bars of Al Green’s soul classic, “Let’s Stay Together”.
Obama was thanking the Reverend Green for appearing that night at the fundraiser and his pretty creditable crooning was greeted with rapturous applause – but was the President trying to say something to America?
Controversial Internet Piracy Act ‘SOPA’ Grinds Forward As Amendments Voted Down
Talking Points Memo ^ | Carl Franzen
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 2:05:27 PM by Burkean Buckleyite
In fact, at the time of this posting, all of the amendments introduced by House lawmakers designed to improve the legislation for critics have so far been voted down by a core of SOPA-supporters in the House Judiciary Committee, moving the controversial bill closer toward passage. . .
Another amendment that was voted down was proposed by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). It would have allowed ISPs to refuse takedown notices that would interfere with the security of the Domain Name System (DNS).
Prison Planet Live
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Mandatory government text alerts are set to go live in New York City tomorrow should a test taking place Thursday prove successful, with Washington DC set to follow. The FEMA alerts caused chaos in New Jersey earlier this week after a botched test which the mainstream media failed to point out was part of the Personal Localized Alerting Network (PLAN) system. The alert system will allow the feds to send out spurious terror alerts, promos for the “See Something, Say Something” snitch campaign and all manner of fearmongering paranoia.
MSNBC ^ | 11/25/2011 | ap
Posted on Friday, November 25, 2011 6:34:31 AM by tobyhill
The incident occurred shortly after 10:20 p.m. PT (1:20 a.m. ET Friday) in the San Fernando Valley as shoppers looking for deals were let inside the store.
4 Members of NH State Legislature join for hearing today:
I guess using a forged birth certificate isn’t enough to keep a candidate off the ballot. Same old gutless corruption. No doubt shameless pimps like Hannity & O’Reilly will gloat over this one.
This is an urgent alert for Texans to stop the lies and unnecessary deaths.
The column below is critically important to every American:
Can Herman Cain win by avoiding the media?
11-18-2011 • Christian Science Monitor
Herman Cain may be skirting the media spotlight for now, but to some fans that’s just another badge of honor for the kind of candidate they are looking for: an unpolished nonpolitician.
At a rally at a hotel in Nashua, N.H., Thursday – his first visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state since sexual harassment claims surfaced – a healthy dose of people showed up to give him a closer look as they size up the GOP candidates.
They found themselves elbow to elbow with some passionate fans – many of them women eager to stand up for a down-to-earth candidate whom they believe can get the country back on the right track.
Prison Planet.com » The Police State Vs. Occupy Wall Street: This Is Not Going To End Well For Any Of Us
November 17, 2011
Right now, we are watching the early rounds of a heavyweight fight between two extremely determined opponents. Occupy Wall Street has no plans of losing this fight and neither do law enforcement authorities. Perhaps those running the show actually believed that raiding Zuccotti Park and more than a dozen other “Occupy camps” around the nation would end these protests, but that is just not going to happen. Whatever your opinion of Occupy Wall Street is, everyone should be able to agree that this is one dedicated bunch. They are absolutely obsessed with their cause and in response to the recent raid on Zuccotti Park organizers are calling for “a national day of direct action” on Thursday.
NEW YORK – Watch out New York City. The Occupy anti-capitalist movement is preparing to serve a three-course meal of so-called direct action that apparently includes the blocking of subways and bridges as well as shutting down the stock market.
The attempt to cause mass chaos, slated for Thursday, is tied to the Tides Center, the George Soros-financed group that funds far-left causes. Tides grantees have been helping to direct Occupy from the onset of the anti-Wall Street movement.
Occupy Wall Street is currently holding “Direct Action Preparation and Training” courses today and tomorrow in downtown Manhattan to gear up for Thursday’s round of riots.
The Occupy site announces: “Action Preparation & Training for November 17th, November 30th and Beyond.”
The training plan states it aims to “build affinity team, train to do actions and civil disobediences, meet new allies and friends and have some fun with us.”
The Take the Square website, a partner of Occupy, has posted Thursday’s agenda, outlining the radical plan as a three course meal of chaos.
“Breakfast,” slated for 7 a.m. Eastern, aims to “shut down Wall Street.”
The site says: “It’s time we put an end to Wall Street’s reign of terror and begin building an economy that works for all. We will gather in Liberty Square at 7 a.m., before the ring of the Trading Floor Bell, to prepare to confront Wall Street with the stories of people on the frontlines of economic injustice. There, before the Stock Exchange, we will exchange stories rather than stocks.”
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NT News ^ | Nov 123, 2011 | staff
Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2011 2:35:00 PM by bkopto
UP to 12 fighter-bombers are to be part of a massive security operation for President Barack Obama’s visit to Darwin on Thursday.
Soldiers, federal and Territory police, and up to 500 US secret service agents will also keep the President safe.
A US official said: “The President and Prime Minister Gillard together will address Australian troops in Darwin.’
Perry: ‘If we’re electing the debater in chief, don’t elect me.’
The Hill ^ | 11-10-11 | Alicia M. Cohn
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:14:37 PM by Driftwood1
Some regulations are needed to protect critical networks that control electrical power, banking, transportation and other key elements of society, Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who is also director of the National Security Agency, said after a speech to a security conference.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com …
Obama‘s Thursday news conference was a sober reminder of the nature of the man in the Oval Office. I infer that even many of his supporters in the liberal media are finally catching on to the magnitude of his personality disorders.
How could a man in his important position continue to act so childishly, accepting no responsibility for his policies and behavior and demonizing everyone who dares to disagree with or oppose him? It’s worse than embarrassing; it’s unsettling.
From the conference we are reminded that Obama believes that:
—Only “big and bold” intervention by the government can get an economy moving; so long as he cites a few “expert economists” who agree with him, there can be no other legitimate opinion.
The troubled bank, already besieged by multibillion-dollar lawsuits and massive financial losses, saw its stock fall more than 2 percent in late-morning trading. The shares have plunged almost 44 percent for the quarter, the worst-performing in the Dow Jones industrial average by far. For the year, the stock is down 56 percent.
Now the bank faces a public relations backlash.
Fox Business Network’s Gerri Willis went as far as to cut up her debit card on the air Thursday evening. “Right here, right now, I’m going to show Bank of America what I think of their fees,” she said before using a pair of scissors.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com …
The company announced new features here on Thursday that could unleash a torrent of updates about what media choices Facebook users are making: Frank is watching “The Hangover” on Netflix, Jane is listening to a Jay Z song, and so forth. The idea is that those updates will act as guides for those users’ friends, influencing tastes and purchases.
Facebook is not becoming a purveyor of goods, like Amazon.com or Apple. Instead, by teaming up with companies that distribute music, movies, information and games, it is positioning itself to become the conduit through which news and entertainment is found and consumed. Its new partners include Netflix and Hulu for video, and Spotify for music.
“We think it’s an important next step to help tell the story of your life,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, who unveiled the new features at the company’s annual conference for developers. He called what Facebook was doing an effort to “rethink some industries.”
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com …