Tuesday September 23, 2014

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Summer ice cap is thicker despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ice free by now

The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone seven years from now.’ Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change. But seven years after his warning, only his heavy investments in climate change stocks have turned out to be correct.  More…

Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to join

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State’s caliphate, his attorney said Thursday. His rampage was labeled “workplace violence” by the U.S. government.   More…

Your tax dollars at work: Government publishes detailed instructions on how to safely roast marshmallows

The U.S. Forest Service on Friday published a nearly 700-word article on how to safely roast marshmallows, all in preparation for today Saturday, August 30, which is National Roasted Marshmallow Day.  More…

Ferguson-like attack in Utah escapes media notice

On the surface, the cases appear nearly identical: Michael Brown and Dillon Taylor, two young, unarmed men with sketchy criminal pasts shot to death by police officers two days apart. But while the world knows of the highly publicized situation involving 18-year-old Mr. Brown, whose Aug. 9 death in Ferguson, Missouri touched off violence, protests and an angry national debate, most people outside Utah have never heard of 20-year-old Mr. Taylor.  More…

Gov. Jerry Brown to Mexican Illegals: ‘You’re All Welcome in California’

According to the LA Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is "the other Mexico," Brown "spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California." He nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter if they had permission to be in the United States. “You’re all welcome in California,” Brown said."  More…

Vermont diner’s bacon sign taken down for offending muslims

A sign advertising the bacon at a Vermont diner has been taken down after a muslim resident complained about the sign on the Internet and sparked to a massive backlash campaign towards Sneakers Bistro. A muslim woman took issue with the sign, calling it insensitive to those who don’t eat pork, according to WPTZ.  More…

Boston Terror Suspect’s Widow Is Living With His Sisters

The widow of the late Boston Marathon bomber suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is now living quietly with his two sisters in the Garden State. As a new report from Boston’s WCVB showed, Katherine Russell, 25, has left her parents’ home in Rhode Island to move in with Tamerlan’s sisters.  More…

Police instructor tells it like it is; Defends police brutality

In an effort to stir things up further, a 17-year LAPD officer says “Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge, or scream that you pay my salary.” Sunil Dutta says to never argue with police, and do what the officer tells you to – and you won’t get hurt.  More…

High School Student Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Classmate Sneezed

A high school student was allegedly suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed. Kendra Turner, a senior at her Tennessee high school, said her teacher told her that the term was only for church. “She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class.”  More…

Obama Nation: 1/3 of the U.S. population is now on welfare

109,631,000 Americans – or 35.4 percent – lives in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded programs — also known as welfare — according to data released by the Census Bureau.  More…

Ferguson Looter: ‘I’m Proud Of Us, We Deserve This’

Ferguson protesters continue to fill the streets, while officers try to enforce tighter restrictions. One looter said he was proud of what he was doing. “I’m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what’s supposed to happen when there’s injustice in your community,” DeAndre Smith told The Post. “St. Louis — not going to take this anymore.” A police officer who asked not to be identified labeled it “looting tourism.”  More…

David Gregory got $4 million to keep his mouth shut

Fired “Meet the Press” anchor David Gregory was paid $4 million to leave NBC and signed a contract not to speak out against the network, sources said. Gregory, 43, who moderated the show for six years, was unceremoniously dumped from the political program on Thursday after dismal ratings.  More…