Fidel Castro Breaks Silence On Diplomatic Deal With Obama Admin: “I Don’t Trust” Them…

Zombie Castro lives!

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country’s decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington.

The comments were the first by the 88-year-old revolutionary leader on the talks with the U.S. since the historic Dec. 17 declaration from the Obama administration that the countries would move to restore ties broken more than a half century ago.

“I don’t trust the policy of the United States, nor have I exchanged a word with them, but this does not mean I reject a pacific solution to the conflicts,” he wrote in a letter to a student federation read at the University of Havana. It also appeared in Communist Party newspaper Granma.

British Muslim Group Nominates Two Movies Set In Pre-Islamic Times, “300” And “Exodus” For Their “Islamophobia Awards”…

Islamic butthurt now in time travel mode.

Via Islamic Human Rights Commission:

Islamic Human Rights Commission have announced the nominees for the Islamophobia Awards 2015. Centred around a gala dinner, the event aims to subvert Islamophobia through comedy and revue while simultaneously addressing a serious and significant issue in a creative manner.

This year the awards have been split into four separate categories: UK, International, News Media and Film/Book/TV Series. Nominees were submitted by the general public who had the chance to write in whomever they felt had displayed prominent cases of Islamophobia. The ‘UK’ category sees the likes of David Cameron, Michael Gove and Theresa May as well as the UK government as a whole. Likely contributing factors for each nomination include Gove’s handling of Operation Trojan Horse and May’s enhanced counter-terrorism measures.

The ‘International’ category is not limited in terms of scope; seeing nominees from the USA, France, Germany and Australia. From high-ranking figures such as Angela Merkel to Mayor Marcel Mortreau in France who decided that Muslim pupils at a local school would not be given an alternative meal to pork. ‘News Media’ features both individuals and institutions: FOX News and The Sun received nominations as did columnist Katie Hopkins who famously referred to Palestinians as ‘filthy rodents burrowing beneath Israel.’ A host of films received nominations with popular television series Homeland and Citizen Khan also obtaining honors.

FILM/BOOK/TV SERIES:

300: Rise of Empire – Film

American Sniper – Film

Amira & Sam – Film

Dracula Untold – Film

Exodus: Gods and Kings – Film

Honor Diaries – Film

Oppressed Majority – Film

RoboCop (2014) – Film

HT: @clairlemon

Filipino Islamic Rebels Kill 49 Commandos From Catholic-Majority Security Forces…

The commandos were chasing a wanted al-Qaeda bomb maker when they accidentally entered a remote town without informing the rebels.

Via Daily Mail:

Nearly 50 police commandos have been slaughtered in the Philippines by Muslim rebels who claim they entered their territory without agreeing to it first.

An 11 hour gun-battle broke out after police entered the remote town of Mamasapano, held by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the early hours of Sunday without liaising with the rebels as required under a ceasefire agreement.

Police say that the bodies of 49 officers have been removed from the town on Mindano island and moved to an army camp

It is not known whether any MILF members were killed in the attack, which came as police had been targeting two high-profile terror suspects in the operation. Philippine national police chief Leonardo Espina and interior and local government secretary Manuel Roxas flew to Maguindanao today

In a statement Mr Espina said the police commandos were chasing a ‘high-value target’ believed to be behind recent bomb attacks in the south but he did not elaborate.

Malaysian bomb-maker Zulkifli is the most prominent of the 10 to 12 foreign JI members believed hiding in the Philippines.

He went into hiding in the southern region in 2003 and has since been training local militants, according to the military.

State Department Spokeswoman: John Kerry “Is A Hugger – I Don’t Think It’s A Bad Thing”…

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This painfully awkward video of Kerry trying to hug French President Francois Hollande begs to differ:

Green Beret Sniper: ‘Michael Moore’s A Crisco Sweating Waste Of Space Not Worthy To Be In The Presence Of A Sniper’

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Mikey Moore has picked the wrong group to insult.

Via Clash Daily

Green Beret Sniper, Bryan Sikes, hilariously slams ‘cupcake’ Michael Moore for calling American Sniper, Chris Kyle, a coward.

Mr. Moore-

Good afternoon there sweetheart, I hope this finds you alive and well. You can thank our men and women of the armed forces for that, by the way, and that also includes us cowardly snipers. It seems you’ve found time between licking the jelly off your fingers and releasing your grasp of a bear claw to tweet some junk about snipers being cowards.

My buddies and I got a good laugh over the tweet, so I thank you. For a guy worth $50 million dollars, you sure have quite a bit to bitch and cry about. I guess like a moth to flame, you too gravitate towards things that are popular and in the moment — in this case it’s snipers. Too bad for you that your attempt at being relevant via your 70+ year old family experience has failed. It has only made you look dumber than a bag of hammers. Next time you should try something more original than going after snipers for one reason or another…that was so last month.

It’s typical of “men” like you to criticize the intestinal fortitude, focus, discipline and patriotism of a sniper. It must stem from an inferiority complex or something. But hey, it’s okay cupcake. We snipers are thick skinned and the efforts of world class turds such as yourself to portray us in a negative light only makes us laugh. If you and I were in the same room, I’d throw you a smile and gently pat you on the head knowing you’re nothing more than a mouth breathing, Crisco sweating waste of space not even worthy of being in the presence of a sniper. It’s almost funny how people like you preach things like ‘acceptance’ and ‘not passing judgement’ or ‘labeling people’, but then are the first to do so when a person is in some way dissimilar from you.

So tenderfoot, I leave you with this final thought: what if you found yourself in some sort of hostage situation where you were held at knife-point by some crazed person and they were dead set on making an example of you by bleeding you out on Hollywood Blvd in front of the world, and the only way out was with the precision aimed fire of a sniper? Would you want that coward to take the shot? Because knowing how you feel about snipers such as myself and your hatred of firearms, I’d probably drop the mag, roll the bolt and go get a Jack & Coke before helping you out.

Very Respectfully,
Sikes

Where’s Sharpton? Prayer Walk In Omaha For Peace In Black Community Ends In Violence…

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Disagreement over which T Shirt vendor to use.

Via Omaha Com

A peaceful prayer walk degenerated into shoving and shouting Sunday afternoon, as the weekend shooting deaths of three young people aroused anger, fear and suspicion among some of the participants.

Because of the “mayhem,” Clarice Jackson, the mother of victim Latecia J. Fox, wasn’t able to go to the spot where her daughter’s body lay Saturday morning.

“I wanted to see where my daughter took her last breath,” Jackson said. “When the altercation broke out, I was rushed off in the opposite direction — I didn’t get a chance to see the house.”

The trouble began, witnesses said, when a man said to be the father of victim Jakela Foster’s 1-year-old child began arguing with someone who he believed knew what happened early Saturday when Foster was killed.

“It just made me think about the night that this happened to my daughter,” Jackson said. “It left an imprint on my mind as to what she must have went through that night.”

Community leaders at the prayer walk echoed Police Chief Todd Schmaderer in urging anyone with knowledge of the shootings to come forward and talk to police.

“There are people around here, people who know exactly what happened,” Willie Barney, president of the Empowerment Network, told the crowd of more than 100 that had gathered at 34th and Parker Streets. “It’s unacceptable. … There is no place for people who take innocent lives in our community. Make the call (to police).”

A police spokeswoman declined Sunday to say whether any witnesses had come forward.

Omaha police officers in at least nine cruisers rushed to the scene at 3:45 p.m., about 45 minutes into the event. They dispersed the crowd that earlier had been praying together and consoling one another.

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Chutzpah: After Shutting Down GOP Senate Amendments For 8 Years, Harry Reid Whines GOP Doing It To Dems…

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Amnesia?

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Lib Rag Salon Wants Men To Be Forced To Take Paternity Leave…

Anything to be like France.

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Cory Booker Speaks At Service Honoring MLK At Jersey City Temple, Reminisces About Playing A MLK Speech On His IPad For The Israelis…

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He visited Israel with his father in 2009 a year before the first I pad was released.

Via NJ Com

A rapt audience filled the historic Temple Beth-El on Kennedy Boulevard on Friday night to listen to Sen. Cory Booker give a wide-ranging speech as the featured speaker at the 30th annual Sabbath service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Booker spoke about his special connection to Israel and the Jewish faith.

While studying at Oxford, a young Booker developed a relationship with a Rabbi, Shmuley Boteach, and eventually became president of the Oxford L’Chaim society, a Jewish student group at the university. Booker spoke about how his experience at Oxford helped him develop a deeper understanding of the need to embrace those different from himself.[…]

Booker went on to tell the audience about a trip to Israel he took with his parents. One night, Booker’s tour guides took him to the desert to talk around a campfire. Booker was astonished when he learned that a nearby mountain in view was Mount Nebo, which is referenced in King’s “I have been to the mountaintop” speech, his last before he died. Booker played the speech to the group of men on his iPad as they stood around the campfire.

“Those powerful words hung in the desert air,” Booker said.

Booker continued his speech by railing against what he called the “injustices” of America’s criminal justice system.

“There is a shame that hangs over our nation,” said Booker. “This is not the America we believe in. Are we reflecting the courage of the man (King) we celebrate?”

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FLASHBACK: New York Times Frets Global Warming Leading To “The End of Snow”…

All the way back to … 2014.

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Via New York Times:

OVER the next two weeks, hundreds of millions of people will watch Americans like Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin ski for gold on the downhill alpine course. Television crews will pan across epic vistas of the rugged Caucasus Mountains, draped with brilliant white ski slopes. What viewers might not see is the 16 million cubic feet of snow that was stored under insulated blankets last year to make sure those slopes remained white, or the hundreds of snow-making guns that have been running around the clock to keep them that way.

Officials canceled two Olympic test events last February in Sochi after several days of temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit and a lack of snowfall had left ski trails bare and brown in spots. That situation led the climatologist Daniel Scott, a professor of global change and tourism at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, to analyze potential venues for future Winter Games. His thought was that with a rise in the average global temperature of more than 7 degrees Fahrenheit possible by 2100, there might not be that many snowy regions left in which to hold the Games. He concluded that of the 19 cities that have hosted the Winter Olympics, as few as 10 might be cold enough by midcentury to host them again. By 2100, that number shrinks to 6.

The planet has warmed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1800s, and as a result, snow is melting. In the last 47 years, a million square miles of spring snow cover has disappeared from the Northern Hemisphere. Europe has lost half of its Alpine glacial ice since the 1850s, and if climate change is not reined in, two-thirds of European ski resorts will be likely to close by 2100.

The same could happen in the United States, where in the Northeast, more than half of the 103 ski resorts may no longer be viable in 30 years because of warmer winters. As far for the Western part of the country, it will lose an estimated 25 to 100 percent of its snowpack by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions are not curtailed — reducing the snowpack in Park City, Utah, to zero and relegating skiing to the top quarter of Ajax Mountain in Aspen.

 

Canadian Special Forces Involved In Two More Firefights With Islamic State Fighters In Iraq…

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The Canadians are authorized to return fire without approval from a JAG attorney.

Via The Star Com

Canadian special forces soldiers in Iraq have twice more exchanged fire with extremist fighters as they step up their exposure to front-line action.

At a briefing Monday morning, navy Capt. Paul Forget revealed that Canadian troops came under attack twice in the last week as they scouted front-line positions with local fighters.

“In both cases, Canadian special operations forces, again acting in self-defence, effectively returned fire, neutralizing the threat,” Forget told reporters.

Forget said the circumstances were similar to an incident disclosed last week. At the time, the soldiers were examining the local terrain “near the front line” when they came under fire. Forget said the soldiers only returned fire in self-defence and he said there were no injuries to Canadian personnel.

Forget said the incidents mark an evolution — not an escalation — of Canada’s ground mission in Iraq.

And he suggested there could be more firefights because the changing nature of the training mission.

In the early days, Canadian soldiers were teaching the Iraqi security forces the basics of warfare. But as they gained fighting skills, Forget said soldiers are teaching the local troops tactical battlefield techniques.

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Breaking: Bowe Bergdahl To Be Charged With Desertion…Update: Attorney Has Received Charges But WH Delaying Notice To Public

Just came over Fox, Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with desertion.

We’ll keep you updated…

Update:

Shaffer was on the Bill O’Reilly show. He said Bergdahl’s attorney has been informed Bergdahl is being charged with desertion, that the attorney has received the charges. Bill O’Reilly said the White House has had this information, that the charges have been ready for awhile, but the White House has been delaying it under the auspices of Ben Rhodes, Assistant National Security Advisor. You may remember Ben Rhodes who featured prominently in the construction of the Benghazi talking points.

Nanny State Teacher Sends Note Home To Parents Informing Them The Lunch They Packed For Their Daughter Wasn’t Nutritious Enough…

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A big Michelle Obama fan, no doubt.

Via ABC News:

A fed-up Missouri father posted a photo of the letter he received from his daughter’s substitute teacher who criticized the girl’s lunch.

One problem: the teacher didn’t see her whole lunch.

Dr. Justin Puckett was asked to sign a note sent home with his daughter Alia after the teacher saw her eating marshmallows and chocolate at lunch earlier this week.

He refused to do so, and posted it online instead, saying that it was just the latest in what he sees as a growing trend of overreaching by authorities.

“I think that this was just the straw that broke the camel’s back for me,” Puckett told ABC News.

The substitute teacher wrote in the note sent home on Tuesday that a cafeteria employee said that her lunch consisted of four chocolate bars, a bag of marshmallows, Ritz crackers and a pickle.

“Please see that she packs a proper lunch tomorrow,” the teacher wrote. An attempt to reach the teacher for comment wasn’t immediately successful.

Puckett told ABC News that, since the note was addressed to “Dr. and Mrs. Puckett,” it was clear that the teacher knew he was a physician which he said “just adds to the irony of it all.”

What the cafeteria worker and the substitute missed, however, was that the 8-year-old also had four pieces of ham and a low fat string cheese rather than a sandwich, since “we don’t eat a lot of bread,” said Puckett, who is double board certified in osteopathic family medicine and obesity medicine.

“We leave it up to her and she looks at the school menu and she packs her own lunch and she’s a very independent second grader,” he told ABC News.

CBS Panel Blasts Obama’s ‘Extraordinary Disconnect On Foreign Policy,’ ‘Question If WH Knows What’s Going On’

It has taken six years for the light to come on.

Via WFB

It’s obvious that President Obama has no idea what he is doing when it comes to foreign policy. The President took his State of the Union address and used it to promote broadband internet and free community college. There was no mention of Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, or Yemen.

President Obama continues to put his efforts and focus into other issues but continues to be drawn back into events happening in the Middle East. His efforts to ignore the Middle East show his disconnect with what is happening.

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IMPORTANT: Rely On Public Transportation In NY/NJ? Here’s What You Need To Know…

ALL New York City Transit Trains will stop service at exactly 11pm EST.  If you rely on the NYC Subway, plan accordingly and don’t wait till the last minute.

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ALL Metro North will stop operating at 11pm The last trains will leave approximately 9pm.

ALL bridges and tunnels (Holly, Lincoln, G.W Bridge, etc) under the control of the New Jersey-New York Port Authority will close at 11pm.

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San Fran Archbishop Hits Self-Proclaimed Devout Catholic Nancy Pelosi On Abortion: Human Life Begins At Conception, No Exceptions…

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Via CNS News:

Responding to statements made by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi–who would not say at her press briefing last week if a 20-week-old unborn child is a “human being”–Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said that it is a “scientific fact that human life begins at conception” and that “no Catholic can dissent in good conscience” from Church teaching on the sanctity of life.

At her Jan. 22 briefing Pelosi said she had “great standing” to speak on the issue of abortion, noting that she was a “Catholic and a mom of five” and asserting that it was “true” she knew “more about having babies than the pope.”

CNSNews.com asked Archbishop Cordileone about Pelosi’s comments on human life, particularly in light her self-description “as a Catholic and a mom of five.”

“It is a scientific fact that human life begins at conception,” the archbishop said in a written statement to CNSNews.com. “This has been established in medical science for over 100 years. Catholic moral teaching acknowledges this scientific fact, and has always affirmed the grave moral evil of taking an innocent human life.

“This has been the consistent teaching of the Church from the very beginning, a teaching already discernible in the natural moral law, and so a teaching from which no Catholic can dissent in good conscience,” he said. […]

Pelosi lives in Cordileone’s archdiocese and represents San Francisco in Congress.

At her Jan. 22 press conference at the Capitol, CNSNews.com twice asked Pelosi whether an unborn child 20 weeks into pregnancy is a human being.

Pelosi would not answer the yes-no question with a yes-no answer, but did say that a woman has “the right” to abort her child.

Al Jazeera: Moms Demand Action Is Undoing All That Damage The NRA Has Done…

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Gaining Al Jazeera’s approval is a bad thing to anyone besides groups like Moms Demand Action…

Via Breitbart:

On January 26, Aljazeera ran a special report on the state of gun control in America, which included a quote on how Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is making efforts to “undo the damage the NRA has done.”

According to Aljazeera, gun control is finished on the federal level until 2016. The Republican victories on November 4, 2014, all but guaranteed this to be so. But at the state level, groups like Moms Demand Action can still secure victories.

In explaining how they can do this, Aljazeera pointed to Washington state’s adoption of I-594–a state-level initiative that institutes the universal background checks Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) failed to secure at the federal level. They also pointed to the more recent example of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) bowing to gun control pressure and vetoing SB 789–a bill that would have corrected ambiguities in that state’s concealed carry law.

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Report: Deficits Will Explode As Soon As Obama Leaves Office…

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Conveniently…

Via Townhall:

Federal deficits may have been falling since the end of the recent recession, but thanks to spending increases in major health care programs, including Obamacare, deficits are set to explode in 2017, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office.

Thanks to the recent recession and President Obama’s trillion dollar stimulus, the federal budget deficit reached an all time $1.4 trillion high in 2009. Then, as the economy slowly improved and Obama’s stimulus trickled to end, the deficit began to fall. According to the CBO, the deficit will continue to fall to $467 billion in 2016.

Immediately after Obama leaves office, however, deficits are expected to rise steadily thanks mostly to growth in mandatory health care spending programs like Obamacare…

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CBO: Yeah, Obamacare Is Gonna Cost Taxpayers $50K For EVERY PERSON Who Signs Up…

Govt will spend $1.993 TRILLION over a decade.

Via Daily Mail:

It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under the Obamacare law, the Congressional Budget Office revealed on Monday.

The number comes from figures buried in a 15-page section of the nonpartisan organization’s new ten-year budget outlook.

The best-case scenario described by the CBO would result in ‘between 24 million and 27 million’ fewer Americans being uninsured in 2025, compared to the year before the Affordable Care Act took effect.
Pulling that off will cost Uncle Sam about $1.35 trillion – or $50,000 per head.

The numbers are daunting: It will take $1.993 trillion, a number that looks like $1,993,000,000,000, to provide insurance subsidies to poor and middle-class Americans, and to pay for a massive expansion of Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) costs.

Offsetting that massive outlay will be $643 billion in new taxes, penalties and fees related to the Obamacare law.

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Argentinian Prosecutor Found Shot To Death Just Hours Before Testimony, Had Evidence Tying Iran’s President To Bombing Of Jewish Center

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Astounding crime and cover-up.

Via WFB:

An Argentine prosecutor who died mysteriously last week told a reporter prior to his death that he had evidence tying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

The Free Beacon first reported that Rouhani was part of the secretive Iranian government committee that approved the AMIA bombing, according to witness testimony included in a 500-page indictment written by the late Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was appointed to investigate the attack.

The bombing, which killed 85 and injured hundreds, is believed to have been authorized by Iran and carried out by its terror proxy Hezbollah. Nisman’s indictment implicated numerous high-profile Iranian officials in the attack and prompted Interpol to issue “red notices” for their arrests.

Nisman, who was found shot in the head in his apartment just hours before he was scheduled to provide testimony against Argentine President Cristina Kirchner last Monday, had denied the Free Beacon story in 2013 and suggested that Rouhani played no role in the attack.

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