Obama Bashes America For Being A Racist Country While In India: “I’ve Been Treated Differently Because of My Skin Color”…

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Is there anything more revolting than a U.S. president bashing America while overseas?

NEW DELHI (AP) – President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution’s pledge to uphold the “dignity of the individual,” drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi.

Obama said that while he has had extraordinary opportunities, “there were moments in my life where I’ve been treated differently because of the color of my skin.” As he touted the importance of religious tolerance, he noted the persistent false rumors that he is a Muslim, not a Christian.

“There have been times where my faith has at times been questioned by people who don’t know me, or they’ve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing,” Obama said.

Obama Dinner In Saudi Far Cry From Michelle Obama School Lunch…

School lunches? Eh, not so much:

Come on, kids, let’s move!

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

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.

Update:

And that’s why the leak, their hand just got forced. Here’s the semi-formal announcement.

(Reuters) – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 but was released last year in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, will be charged with desertion, according to NBC.

The television network, citing senior defense officials, said the charges could come within a week.

BREAKING: Islamic State Gunmen In Libya Storm Luxury Hotel In Tripoli, 8 Killed Including 5 Foreigners – UPDATE: 1 American Dead…

More to follow…

Via Daily Mail:

At least eight people, including five foreigners, were killed during an attack by gunmen against a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, a security official told local television.

Mahmoud Hamza, director of Libya’s special deterrence force, told al-Naba television that five foreigners, including two women, as well as a security officer and two of the gunmen, died in the attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli. He did not give the nationalities of the foreigners.Militants from Isis in Libya claimed responsibility for the attack.nearby.

A hotel staffer said the attack began when five masked gunmen wearing bulletproof vests stormed the hotel after security guards at the hotel’s gate tried to stop them. He said they entered the hotel and fired randomly at the staff in the lobby.

Security forces had surrounded the Corinthia Hotel in central Tripoli and gunfire was heard from nearby.

A hotel staffer said the attack began when five masked gunmen wearing bulletproof vests stormed the hotel after security guards at the hotel’s gate tried to stop them. He said they entered the hotel and fired randomly at the staff in the lobby.

In a brief statement on Twitter, the Tripoli branch of Isis claimed to have stormed the hotel, the SITE Intelligence monitoring group said.

‘It’s an evolving situation, what we’re hearing is what is being reported on the news,’ a spokesman for the Malta-based Corinthia Hotel chain, Matthew Dixon, told AFP by telephone.

UPDATE: Obama’s JV team continues its bloody rampage.

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Remembering 70 Years Since Liberation Of Auschwitz – Livestream Of Commemoration

Holocaust survivors and world leaders mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on Tuesday. Among the leaders to attend were the presidents of Germany, France and Austria, as well as others. President Obama is in Saudi Arabia and will not be there.

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Foreign Firm Funding Millions To U.S. Green Groups Tied To Russian State-Owned Oil Company

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Great article by Lachlan Markay. All these alignments are there to be found, they just need to be called out. You don’t have to be beheading people to be attacking…

Via WFB:

A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.

One of those executives, Nicholas Hoskins, is a director at a hedge fund management firm that has invested heavily in Russian oil and gas. He is also senior counsel at the Bermudan law firm Wakefield Quin and the vice president of a London-based investment firm whose president until recently chaired the board of the state-owned Russian oil company Rosneft.

In addition to those roles, Hoskins is a director at a company called Klein Ltd. No one knows where that firm’s money comes from. Its only publicly documented activities have been transfers of $23 million to U.S. environmentalist groups that push policies that would hamstring surging American oil and gas production, which has hurt Russia’s energy-reliant economy.

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Pic: Blizzard Apocalypse Is Upon Us…

View of my backyard at 10:00am… and it isn’t going to stop until midnight.

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Another one:

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For those who don’t know, I live in Massachusetts.

Watter’s World, X Games Edition: These Answers To Basic History Questions Will Make You Cringe

Before you start slitting your wrists, remember that in addition to the pot, these people have hit their heads multiple times, it’s the X-Games…

Pipe Bomb And Incendiary Device Found In SUV In Lodi, CA

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They were ready to detonate manually. Wonder what plan got disrupted?

Via Lodi News:

Police have neutralized a pipe bomb and an incendiary device in a Jeep parked near the Big 5 sporting goods store on Kettleman Lane.

Both devices were carefully made and were ready to be detonated, said Lt. Steve Maynard of the Lodi Police Department. Also found in the vehicle were two loaded magazines for handguns, he said.

No one was injured during the incident, which forced the closure of the parking lot at the Big 5 and a nearby Jack in the Box. A sizable crowd of bystanders gathered to witness the activity.

Maynard said the pipe bomb was ‘disrupted’ and the incendiary device, which he said could have exploded into a fireball, was neutralized with a water cannon. Both were designed to be triggered manually, he said.

The incident started when police responded to a call of shoplifting at the Wal-Mart store across from Big 5 on Kettleman around 1:40 p.m. They detained the female suspect and began searching the her vehicle parked near the Big 5, and found what they suspected might be two pipe bombs in the passenger’s seat.

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Al-Nusra Front And White House-Backed “Moderate” Rebels Overrun Key Assad Regime Base South of Damascus…

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It’s almost a guarantee al-Nusra Front and the Islamic Front did the bulk of the real fighting.

Via LWJ:

In the past two days, Syrian rebels overran a base belonging to Brigade 82 of the Syrian Army in the southern province of Deraa. The Brigade 82 facilities, which sit close to the town of Sheikh Maskeen and a highway connecting Damascus with Jordan, were considered a key part of the Assad regime’s defenses. The Assad government has responded to the rebel takeover by pounding the insurgents’ positions inside the base and Sheikh Maskeen with its military jets and helicopters.

The base reportedly housed surface-to-air missiles and other heavy weaponry, at least some of which appears to have fallen into the rebels’ hands. Unverified photos posted on Twitter show rebels in possession of various missiles and launchers. For example, Sheikh Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini, a popular al Qaeda-linked Saudi cleric in Syria, has praised the rebels’ takeover and posted photos of missiles that have purportedly fallen into their possession. The photos, which have been tweeted and retweeted by a number of people, can be seen to the right.

A number of insurgency groups have posted videos and photos online showing their fighters taking part in the assault on the base.

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, and the Islamic Front, an alliance of Islamist groups, are among them. Ahrar al Sham, an al Qaeda-linked organization, leads the Islamic Front.

Western-backed rebels, including fighters from the First Army, also participated in the raid on the Brigade 82 base. The First Army issued a statement before the operation was launched saying its men were going to take part in the rebels’ new southern offensive. The First Army also released a statement afterwards saying that the base had fallen.

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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.

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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.