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Wedding Bells Ring as Minnesota, RI Bring in Gay Marriage

By Rob Quinn

At midnight, Minnesota and Rhode Island became the 12th and 13th states to legalize gay marriage and there were dozens of couples waiting at Minneapolis City Hall and courthouses across the state, the AP reports. Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak e pronounced the first couple married before a cheering crowd of… …read more

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Obama’s “Phony” Scandals

By Rock Peters

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“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing, and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Barack Obama said in a speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. on July 24, 2013.

“If four Americans get killed, it’s not OPTIMAL.”–Obama’s calloused, abnormally detached, and incredibly narcissistic response to Comedy Central’s John Stewart’s question about the changing story of the Benghazi attack.

Does Obama think that the Muslim terrorist attack on our consulate in Libya on 9/11/2012 didn’t really happen and that four Americans (Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glenn Doherty, Sean Smith, and Ty Woods) weren’t actually murdered?

The Obama Laundry List of Phony Scandals

 

1. IRS targets Obama’s enemies: The IRS targeted conservative and pro-Israel groups prior to the 2012 election. Questions are being raised about why this occurred, who ordered it, whether there was any White House involvement, and whether there was an initial effort to hide who knew about the targeting and when.

2. Benghazi: This is actually three treasonous scandals into one:

a) The failure of the administration to protect the Benghazi mission.

b) The Obama administration changed the talking points in order to suggest the attack was motivated by an anti-Muslim video.

c) The intense stonewalling, complete shutdown, and absolute refusal of the White House to say what President Obama did the night of the attack.

d) Breaking 200 plus years of honorable American military tradition to never leave any solider behind.

3. Spying on the the AP: The Justice Department stole a plethora of Associated Press reporters’ phone records as part of a leak investigation.

4. James Rosengate: The Justice Department suggested that Fox News reporter James Rosen is a criminal for reporting about classified information and subsequently monitored his phones and emails.

5. The Holder perjury I: Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress that he had never been associated with “potential prosecution” of a journalist for perjury when, in fact, he personally signed the affidavit that alleged Fox News reporter James Rosen was a potential criminal.

6. The ATF “Fast and Furious” debacle: Allowed weapons from the U.S. to “walk” across the border into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. The ATF lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which were used in crimes (including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.)

7. Holder Perjury II: During congressional hearings held on May 3, 2011, Congressman Darrell Issa asked AG Eric Holder when he first knew about the “Fast and Furious” gun walking scheme. Eric Holder replied under oath: “I am not sure about the exact date but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” Holder flat out lied to Congress under oath;”Project Gun Runner” (Fast and Furious) was launched by Obama with Holder’s full knowledge on March 24, 2009. Holder is guilty of perjury and should be arrested.

8. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius runs an extortion racket: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius solicited donations from companies HHS might regulate. The money would be used to help her sign up uninsured Americans for ObamaCare.

9. The Pigford scandal: A U.S. Agriculture Department effort that began as an …read more

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Obama Keeps His Promise…

By Dr. Kevin "Coach" Collins

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In a surprising acknowledgement of the truth, the Associated Press has reported that “Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.” The damning report, based on what the AP calls exclusive survey data, continues with “…the widening gap between rich and poor and loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.”

Given Barack Obama’s latest “pivot” toward the problems of unemployed Americans – which by some accounts was his 19th announced such “pivot”- the AP’s swerve into the truth is encouraging.

Obama’s pious speeches emphasizing that his highest priority is rebuilding the “ladders of opportunity” aside, the AP’s reports  that whites now see their futures evaporating on his watch. White Americans (who are 68% of our population) are more pessimistic today than at any time in the past 25 years, with over 60% of white Americans describing our economy as “poor.”

In a rarely seen and very stinging acknowledgement of the truth from our mainstream media, the AP reports that white insecurities and economic fears are “more pervasive than is shown in government data..” More than 75% of whites who are at or near 60 years old suffer anxiety over their financial future.

Other important findings from this “cat out of the bag” report are equally damning of Barack Obama’s fraudulent “fight for America’s [white] middle class.”

  • More than 19 million whites are living under the $23,021 per family of four poverty line.
  • Poor whites in America make up 41%, or double that of poor blacks.

This is not to say that non-whites are free from economic worries: The AP also reports that 90% of non-whites feel themselves to be financially at risk. Nevertheless, the biggest increases in the rate of poverty by ethnic group are being experienced by whites, with 76% enduring at least some periods of joblessness or dependence on public assistance during their lifetime.

The statistics included in this report are stark refutations of Obama’s claims to be working to make our lives better. He ran on a promise to fundamentally change America, and he is fulfilling his promise. Those who voted for him and the media who lied for him are getting what they voted for. Now even his cheerleaders at the Associated Press have started to report the truth. Maybe that light at the far end of the tunnel is sunlight; but maybe it’s another truck driven by Obama. Time will tell.    

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Chinese National Linked to DC Paint-Splattering Spree

By Rob Quinn

The capital’s statues can breathe easy: Investigators believe a woman arrested for vandalizing the Washington National Cathedral is behind at least four similar acts in DC, including last week’s paint attack on the Lincoln Memorial , the AP reports. The suspect, 58-year-old Jia M. Tian, is a Chinese national holding an… …read more

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Two Trains Collide Head-On in Switzerland

By Ruth Brown

It has been a bad month to be a train commuter: Canada , France , Spain , and now … Switzerland, where two commuter trains collided head-on today, injuring 44, four seriously, reports CNN . Local TV says one person is yet to be recovered from the wreckage, the AP reports. The crash happened between… …read more

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With 100K Ankle Bracelets, Alarms Often Unheard

By Rob Quinn

Ankle bracelets that let authorities track parolees and sex offenders released into the community are now being worn by more than 100,000 Americans, but what happens when the alarm sounds? All too often, the answer is nothing, an AP investigation finds. The devices are generating vast numbers of alerts—… …read more

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Train Derails in Spain; Scores Feared Dead

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Another big train accident is in the news, this time from Spain. A train traveling in the northwest part of the country derailed, toppling passenger cars and leaving at least one torn open, reports AP . TV footage showed blankets covering what appeared to be bodies, and a photographer told AP… …read more

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Royal Baby Makes an Appearance

By Newser Editors

Prince William and Kate Middleton introduced their long-awaited baby to the world today outside London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, the AP reports. The couple answered a few questions, with William saying, “we’re still working on a name,” and “he’s got her looks, thankfully.” Then William expertly bundled his son, car seat… …read more

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How to Hack Wi-Fi: Performing a Denial of Service (DoS) Attack on a Wireless Access Point

Welcome back, my neophyte hackers!

As part of my series on Wi-Fi hacking, I want to next look at denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, and DoSing a wireless access point (AP). There are a variety of ways to do this, but in this tutorial we’ll be sending repeated deauthentication frames to the AP with aircrack-ng’s aireplay. Remember, hacking wireless networks isn’t all just cracking Wi-Fi passwords! Our Problem Scenario

Let’s imagine a scenario where your best friend’s girlfriend just broke up with him. He was madly in love with her, and of course, is now devastated. He’s terribly depressed, and… more

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Fatal Six Flags Coaster Has Seen 14 injuries in 5 Years

By Matt Cantor

Injury, it seems, is nothing new on and around the Six Flags roller coaster where a woman died last week . Between April 2008 and April 2013, the park reported 14 injuries tied to the Texas Giant, though three occurred before or after patrons rode it, the AP reports. The gravest… …read more

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How to Hack Wi-Fi: Creating an Evil Twin Wireless Access Point to Eavesdrop on Data

Welcome back, my greenhorn hackers!

Now that we’re familiar with the technologies, terminology, and the aircrack-ng suite, we can finally start hacking Wi-Fi. Our first task will be to creating an evil twin access point. Many new hackers are anxious to crack Wi-Fi passwords to gain some free bandwidth (don’t worry, we’ll get to that), but there are so many other Wi-Fi hacks that are far more powerful and put so much more at risk than a bit of bandwidth.

What’s an Evil Twin AP?

The evil twin AP is an access point that looks and acts just like a legitimate AP and entices the end-user to… more

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Mass. cop reportedly punished for releasing photos of Boston bombing suspect

A Massachusetts State Police photographer who released stark photos to a local magazine of the capture of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly has been relieved of duty.

Boston Magazine reported that Police Sgt. Sean Murphy was relieved of duty Thursday after he gave the magazine photos of Tsarnaev in response to a controversial image on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

When asked by The Associated Press about Murphy’s job status, Procopio said in an email: “All I can say is that he is subject to an internal investigation.”

The photos show a downcast, disheveled Tsarnaev with the red dot of a sniper’s rifle laser sight boring into his forehead. They were taken when Tsarnaev was captured April 19, bleeding and hiding in a dry-docked boat in a Watertown backyard.

Murphy said in a statement to Boston Magazine that Tsarnaev is evil and that his photos show the “real Boston bomber, not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.”

The April 15 bombing killed three people and injured more than 260. Massachusetts Institute of Technology officer Sean Collier was allegedly killed April 18 by Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, who died following a shootout with police later that evening.

State police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement Thursday that the agency did not authorize the release of the photos to Boston Magazine and will not release them to other media. “The State Police will have no further comment on this matter tonight,” he added.

Massachusetts State Police said late Thursday that an internal investigation will be conducted into the matter. Boston Magazine editor John Wolfson, who wrote the story accompanied by Murphy’s photos, later tweeted and reported on the magazine website that Murphy was “relieved of duty” and had a hearing next week.

Murphy, who did not return a message from the AP, said in his statement to Boston Magazine that Rolling Stone’s cover photo, a softly-lit image of a brooding Tsarnaev, insults officers killed in the line of duty, their colleagues and their families by glamorizing the “face of terror.”

“It also could be an incentive to those who may be unstable to do something to get their face on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine,” he said.

Rolling Stone said the cover story on Tsarnaev was part of its “long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day.”

Boston Magazine printed more than a dozen photos from the day Tsarnaev was captured, including images of police during the manhunt and Tsarnaev as he was captured and taken away by ambulance.

Three images showed Tsarnaev as he emerged from the boat, head bowed, with red smudges and streaks on his clothing and the boat.

Two images showed the red dot of the laser sight in the middle of his forehead and just above his left eye. The other showed the dot on the top of his head as he buries his face in his arms.

In his statement, Murphy said the capture played out like a television …read more

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Kerry flying to West Bank to pursue peace talks

A U.S. official says Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to the West Bank to press his effort for a new round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The extra stop indicates a possibility of success in Kerry’s sixth trip to the region this year, despite deep differences between the two sides.

The official said Kerry will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. The secretary had a two-hour session with the chief Palestinian negotiator in Amman on Friday morning.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

After Palestinian leaders demanded further guarantees before restarting talks with Israel, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed his ideas with the chief Palestinian negotiator in Amman on Friday.

A stormy, high-level meeting of senior Palestinian leaders called to discuss Kerry’s latest peace proposal ended with a decision early Friday to demand that Israel agree on the general border of a future Palestinian state, officials said.

The demand casts a cloud of uncertainty over months of U.S. mediation efforts because Israel rejects preconditions.

Hoping to push Israelis and Palestinians toward talks, President Barack Obama asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to work with Kerry “to resume negotiations with Palestinians as soon as possible,” according to a statement released by the White House late Thursday.

No details were immediately available about Kerry’s meeting with Erekat. The talks lasted more than two hours with a short break in the middle, possibly for consultations.

The Palestinians demand that the starting point for border talks must be the cease-fire line that held from 1949 until the 1967 war, when Israel captured the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem. Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005.

Palestinians claim those territories for their future state, with modifications reached through agreed land swaps that could allow major Jewish settlement blocs built in the West Bank becoming part of Israel proper, in exchange for territories in Israel.

Previous Israeli governments twice negotiated on the basis of the 1967 lines, but no peace accord was …read more

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2 men convicted in Calif. high school gang rape

Two more men have been found guilty for their roles in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl outside a Northern California high school.

Contra Costa County jurors on Thursday convicted 20-year-old Marcelles Peter and 22-year-old Jose Montano of forcible rape, sexual penetration and forced oral copulation.

The charges stemmed from a 2009 assault outside Richmond High School’s homecoming dance that attracted national attention.

Peter and Montano are among six men accused of raping the victim. Authorities say she was beaten, robbed and sexually abused over two hours while as many as 20 people watched.

Two of the men were convicted earlier of gang rape in the case. The other two are awaiting trial on lesser sexual assault charges.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

Jurors have reached verdicts for two of the men charged with gang raping a 16-year-old girl at a Northern California high school.

The Contra Costa County jury is scheduled to render a verdict Thursday in the case against Marcelles Peter, 20 and Jose Montano, 22, the Contra Costa Times reported (http://bit.ly/14ZR0gp).

Peter and Montano were among six people accused of raping the victim in October 2009 in a dark courtyard outside a homecoming dance at Richmond High School.

Both are charged with gang rape, forced oral copulation in concert and penetration with a foreign object, but their respective juries were instructed to consider lesser offenses. They face life in prison if convicted.

Authorities said the girl — a sophomore at the time of the attack — was beaten, robbed and sexually abused over two hours while as many as 20 people watched the attack that drew national attention.

Police found the 16-year-old girl partially nude and unconscious under a picnic table. She had been suffering from a near-fatal blood alcohol level and head trauma.

“My head really hurt, and I saw five of everybody staring at me,” the victim testified last month about waking up in the hospital after the assault. “I felt very nauseous, as …read more

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Pakistan to try to mend fences with Afghanistan

Pakistan is sending a top official to the Afghan capital this weekend to try to mend fences with its uneasy neighbor, and hanging in the balance are U.S. efforts to arrange peace talks with the Taliban.

The trip comes roughly two weeks after the Taliban closed their newly opened political office in the Gulf state of Qatar following angry complaints from Afghanistan that the Islamic militant movement had set it up as a virtual rival embassy, with a flag and sign harkening back to the days they ruled the country.

The political office was part of a U.S. plan to launch peace talks with the Taliban to end the protracted war, with American and other NATO combat troops scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of next year. But the talks ended before they could even begin amid the uproar last month.

Pakistan, which had helped persuade Taliban to agree to sit down with the Americans — and possibly with the Afghans after that — now contends that intransigence, suspicion and Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s reluctance to invite his political opponents at home to the negotiating table in Qatar is hobbling efforts to start the talks.

“They (Taliban) listen to us. We have some influence but we can’t control them,” Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan’s special adviser on national security and foreign affairs, told The Associated Press in advance of his trip to Kabul on Saturday.

“But they (Taliban) also say that the High Peace Council is not fully representative,” Aziz said, referring to Karzai’s 80-member negotiating team. “President Karzai should invite other people to join them.”

Mohammad Ismail Qasimyar, a senior member of the Afghan High Peace Council, told the AP that if the Taliban were making wider representation on the negotiating team a condition to restarting talks, then it “would be worth considering.” But he was suspicious of Pakistan, wanting assurances first that the demand was from the Taliban and not Pakistan.

Rancor and suspicion between Pakistan and Afghanistan run deep. Kabul blames Islamabad for not cracking down on Taliban militants who use the border area as a base to carry out attacks on Afghans and international forces in Afghanistan. For its part, Pakistan accuses Afghanistan of sabotaging peace efforts with its provocative statements, overtures to India and refusal to acknowledge the bloody war Islamabad is waging in its border regions.

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