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This guy has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
Business Insider, by Megan Willett Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 09 2015 10:09:52 GMT When I spoke with Scott Keyes, he was on a 10'hour layover in Dallas kicking back in the Centurion Lounge, where American Express has provided its members with free food and drinks, high'speed Wi'Fi, free spa services, and even its own shower suite. “It’s just a day in the office in here essentially,” the 28'year'old Keyes told Business Insider. “I’ve got a nice work space, food, drinks, some Wi'Fi. This is like this whole other world.” Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress, gained access to the lounge as a perk from one of his 25 credit cards. The card, an American Express

The Thought Police and the Swastika

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 06 2015 10:06:07 GMT When tyranny arrives on these shores, it isn’t going to start off looking like something out of George Orwell — it’s going to look a lot like college, which is why the sort of people who twice made Barack Obama president of these United States will welcome it. George Washington University (“the Harvard of safety schools,” as alumnus Dan Foster calls it) has a swastika problem. This goes back a ways. In 2007, a Jewish student, Sarah Marshak, reported that her dorm'room door had been defaced with swastikas, and she complained that the university was doing too little to investigate.

Republican 2016 contenders promise to restore strong U.S. support for Israel

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
Washington Examiner [DC], by David M. Drucker Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 03 2015 10:03:46 GMT LAS VEGAS — Top Republican 2016 presidential nomination contenders on Saturday called for restoring America´s historic relationship with Israel through concrete steps enthusiastically received by a Jewish GOP group gathered here for its annual spring meeting. Former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas told the Republican Jewish Coalition that his administration would immediately move the U.S. embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to west Jerusalem and endorse more housing construction inside Israeli settlements located in the West Bank. President Obama has repeatedly criticized such construction. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who preceded Perry on stage, said he would cancel Obama´s emerging deal with

Those Annoying, Stunningly Stupid Warning Labels

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
American Spectator, by Gerald K. Skoning Posted By: MissMolly- Sun, 26 59 2015 09:59:08 GMT It’s everywhere. The legalese. The lawyers’ gobbledygook. The hocus'pocus and mumbo'jumbo from a generation dominated by the legal profession. It’s the fallout from our litigious society. The warning labels and messages are everywhere: on ladders, cigarettes, and lawnmowers, on prescription drugs and alcoholic beverages. Most of these warnings are expected. We hardly recognize them any more. We’ve become jaded and mesmerized by them. Manufacturers go to laughable lengths to protect their customers from harm, bombarding them with ridiculous warning labels or stunningly obvious explanations of how their products work. Why else would a carton of eggs actually say that the

It turns out the gridlock was all about Harry Reid

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
New York Post, by Editorial Posted By: MissMolly- Sun, 26 56 2015 09:56:17 GMT Here’s a story you haven’t seen for a while: Congress is working — well, sort of. Better than it had for the previous six years, anyway. The difference? Harry Reid is no longer running the Senate — and Republican Mitch McConnell has made the place far less dysfunctional. Just last week, the Senate cast breakthrough votes on a sex'trafficking bill and the confirmation of attorney'general nominee Loretta Lynch. The bipartisan trafficking bill was delayed awhile by Reid'style partisanship: Democrats held it up to score “War on Women” points over no'federal'funds'for'abortion language that’s been routine in such legislation for decades. McConnell broke that logjam by

Will the GOP take a win on Iran?

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin Posted By: MissMolly- Sun, 26 55 2015 09:55:07 GMT The Iran Nuclear Review Amendment Act (the Corker'Menendez bill) passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 19'0. Amendments and debate on the bill will get underway next week. According to a fact sheet provided by the bill’s floor managers, the bill would require the president to submit to Congress any final Iran deal along with all related documents, including specifics on verification and compliance. Without it, there would be no assurance President Obama would submit the deal (an “executive agreement” he calls it) to Congress and there would be no way for Congress to see the entire deal and give up'or'down

#Take Back Our Kids

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 26 49 2015 09:49:22 GMT Our nineteen'fifty'something station wagon was loaded with Mom, Dad, big fat Aunt Nee (300lbs ), me and four younger siblings. Aunt Nee raised my dad; his surrogate mom. Our family was excited about spending a hot summer day at Carr´s Beach, Maryland. I had no idea at that time that it was the only Maryland beach open to blacks. Before hitting the road to the beach, the ritual included riding from our black suburban community into Baltimore City to pick up Aunt Nee and stopping down “Jew Town” to purchase corned'beef and a bread that the adults loved. I did

Genocide Begins with Groupthink

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
Weekly Standard, by Stella Morabito Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 47 2015 09:47:51 GMT “Oh, Khatcher agha, the killers have come.” Those words were spoken to my grandfather, Khatcher Matosian, with a tap on the back so that he would redirect his gaze. He and relatives had been peering from the rooftops of their Armenian village in central Turkey after hearing about the Ottoman government’s orders to deport Armenians from neighboring villages. The scene from that summer of 1915 continues in my grandfather’s memoirs: “I looked and saw that a group of horsemen had turned from the Yenije road and were coming south toward us . . . The horses were black, and the police were

Hillary on the brink of collapse

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 45 2015 09:45:02 GMT A passage from Ernest Hemingway fits the moment. In “The Sun Also Rises,” one character asks, “How did you go bankrupt?” and another responds: “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” The exchange captures Hillary Clinton’s red alert. She’s been going politically bankrupt for a long time, and now faces the prospect of sudden collapse. If she’s got a winning defense, she better be quick about it. The ghosts of scandals past are gaining on her and time is not on her side. The compelling claims that she and Bill Clinton sold favors while she was secretary of state for tens of

Tsarnaev Family Flown to U.S., Housed in Boston at Taxpayer Expense

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
PJ Media, by Rick Moran Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 38 2015 09:38:16 GMT The family of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been flown to the U.S. from their home in Chechnya, are being housed at a Hampton Inn outside of Boston, and are being guarded 24 hours a day by at least three federal agencies. The taxpayer'funded junket to the U.S. for the family of a Muslim terrorist is costing well over $100,000, according to a former U.S. attorney. Survivors and their families are outraged: “I think you’re probably talking about $100,000 plus in that neighborhood in terms of security and out of pocket costs associated with travel,” former US attorney Michael Sullivan said. And

Prepper star Rick Austin turns down CNN for being too biased

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 31 2015 09:31:26 GMT If you haven’t heard of Rick Austin yet you’re probably not somebody who is interested in disaster preparation. Rick is a best selling author, popular speaker and radio show host who specializes in survival strategies. While some preppers focus on weapons technology, self defense, construction or hunting, Austin is very heavy into botany and teaches people how to grow very productive food sources which are extremely low maintenance while blending into wild scenery so they are less visible to raiders. If you’re in a business such as that you always need to grow your brand and make people aware of your

Inside Obama´s drone panopticon: a secret machine with no accountability

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
Guardian [UK], by Spencer Ackerman Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 28 2015 09:28:21 GMT Of all the reactions to the deaths of two hostages from a missile fired from a US drone, Congressman Adam Schiff provided the deepest insight into the logic underpinning the endless, secret US campaign of global killing. “To demand a higher standard of proof than they had here could be the end of these types of counter'terrorism operations,” said Schiff, a California Democrat and one of the most senior legislators overseeing those operations. The standard of proof in the January strike in tribal Pakistan was outlined by the White House press secretary in the aftermath of Barack Obama’s admission about the deaths.

Ancient Collision Made Nepal Earthquake Inevitable

April 26, 2015 - 4:20am
New York Times, by Kenneth Chang Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 23 2015 09:23:13 GMT More than 25 million years ago, India, once a separate island on a quickly sliding piece of the Earth’s crust, crashed into Asia. The two land masses are still colliding, pushed together at a speed of 1.5 to 2 inches a year. The forces have pushed up the highest mountains in the world, in the Himalayas, and have set off devastating earthquakes. Experts had warned of the danger to the people of Katmandu for decades. The death toll in Nepal on Saturday was practically inevitable given the tectonics, the local geology that made the shaking worse and the lax construction of

First Principles

April 26, 2015 - 3:19am
Slate, by John Dickerson Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 13 2015 09:13:34 GMT New information about donations to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation and her husband have her on the defensive. It’s also going to make it harder to go on offense. When Clinton announced her campaign, she outlined four big fights she would take on. One of the pillars of her pitch was that she wanted to fix “our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.” This position has political appeal. Voters think the system is rigged, and they think big money helps those in power keep it rigged. For

How London Man May Have Helped Trigger the ´Flash Crash´

April 26, 2015 - 3:19am
Associated Press, by Bernard Condon Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 06 2015 09:06:50 GMT NEW YORK '' He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city´s glamorous financial center. He used off'the'shelf software anyone can buy. Yet, if U.S. authorities are correct, Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, managed to send a jolt of fear through the world´s markets by helping to set off the 2010 "flash crash," in which the Dow Jones average plunged 600 points in less than seven minutes. Just how big a role he played has been hotly debated since the federal complaint was unsealed earlier this week, but the idea that a little'known investor had

Magnitude 6.7 Aftershock Hits Nepal, Causes Panic

April 26, 2015 - 3:19am
Associated Press, by Binaj Gurabacharya & Muneeza Naqvi Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 03 2015 09:03:26 GMT KATHMANDU, Nepal '' A powerful, magnitude 6.7 aftershock shook the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, a day after the massive earthquake devastated the region with more than 1,900 deaths and destroyed homes and infrastructure. The U.S. Geological Survey says the aftershock registered at a very shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) and that damage was very likely within a radius of 50 kilometers (31 miles). The ground rumbled as the tremor sent people yelling and running for open ground.

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