Friday, October 31, 2014

Ford Mustang on the Empire State Building (Again)

Russian Ice Skaters gracefully Dance with Mitsubishi Outlanders

Via Tom

“The most desperate cavalry charge I have ever witnessed.”

Via Carl

As Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s armies prepared to leave Atlanta and embark on their march to Savannah in early November 1864, a Federal captain wrote of the efforts to extinguish anything of military value to the South. He especially observed Federal engineers “detailed to destroy the depots and public buildings in Atlanta.”

Moving toward the city, Sherman’s forces tore up the rails of the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Since Sherman planned to break from his supply line and live off the land, he no longer needed the rails.

Along the W&A from Dalton to Atlanta, today’s I-75 corridor, any structure deemed of military value received the torch — like a large part of Marietta’s square, which burned on Nov. 13. Coining a phrase that he would repeat during the advance on Savannah, Sherman — while watching the buildings of Marietta burn — told one of his aides, “I never ordered burning of any dwelling – didn’t order this, but can’t be helped. I say Jeff. Davis burnt them.”

Mexican Judge Orders Release of US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi


A Mexican judge finally ordered the release of US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi tonight.
UT San Diego reported:

A Mexican federal district judge in Tijuana on Friday ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran behind bars in Baja California on federal weapons charges.

WHO urges sneeze protection while CDC retreats


While the Centers for Disease Control has removed from its website a warning that Ebola can be spread through sneezing, the World Health Organization has just issued new guidelines for health workers that specify protective equipment should be worn to protect the mouth, nose and eyes from contaminated droplets and fluids.

The WHO guidelines are based on a review of care of Ebola patients, the U.N. agency said.

Meanwhile, Friday, the CDC website removed a “Fact Sheet” posted Thursday that stirred controversy by admitting after weeks of apparent denial that Ebola can be spread by coughing and sneezing.

The WHO said the Guidelines Development Group it convened included participation of a wide range of experts from international organizations, including the CDC, Doctors without Borders and the Infection Control Africa Network.

More @ WND

CNN Interviews Yazidi Girl Kidnapped and Raped by Islamic State Terrorists

A 19-year old Kurdish Yazidi girl who was kidnapped by the Islamic State recounted a harrowing tale of how IS members systematically enslave and rape young girls captured by the terrorist group.\

“They came to the village and said, you have to convert to Islam or we will kill you,” the girl, identifying herself as Jana, said.

Yazidis, who practice a syncretic religion tied to Zoarastrianism and ancient Mesopotamian religions, are considered “devil-worshippers” by IS fundamentalists.

Jana told CNN’s Ivan Watson that hundreds of girls were rounded up by IS members and taken to a three-story house in Mosul, Iraq, where they were offered as sex slaves for IS men.

CA: Parents Pull Son from Class Because School Is Teaching Islam

Via LH

Parents of a boy enrolled in Manhattan Beach Middle School are pulling their son out of class because the school is teaching children the tents of Islam, Los Angeles news station KTLA reports.

The father said, “The audacity of this school, to think that they can sit these children down and teach ’em whatever religion they please; it’s preposterous. This is illegal, basically. You can’t teach religion in schools any more, but apparently, in this particular school, at least, that’s not the case.”

Parents said they discovered that what their children were learning about Islam was more about the tenets of the faith than the history of the religion, according to KTLA.  One question asked the students to write down teachings from the Koran.

The father continued, “What I saw written in these bubbles was, ‘The one true God, Allah’ in one of the bubbles. In one of the other bubbles was ‘All people must submit to Allah,’ in another bubble. The I turned the page over and I see the five pillars of Islam.”

The parents assert that the students should be taught the history behind the religions, whether it is Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, or others, but not the tenets of the faith.

More with video @ Breitbart

Government Made $20 Billion in Secret Purchases in Recent Months: $30,000 in one agency’s Starbucks purchases kept confidential

Via avordvet


The federal government has spent at least $20 billion in taxpayer money this year on items and services that it is permitted to keep secret from the public, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.

The purchases, known among federal employees as “micropurchases,” are made by some of the thousands of agency employees who are issued taxpayer-funded purchase cards. The purchases, in most cases, remain confidential and are not publicly disclosed by the agencies. A sampling of those purchases, obtained by the I-Team via the Freedom of Information Act, reveals at least one agency used those cards to buy $30,000 in Starbucks Coffee drinks and products in one year without having to disclose or detail the purchases to the public.

More @ NBC

New Galil Ace Rifle from IWI

Via Bearing Arms

Senior With Shotgun Blasts Two FEMALE Home Invaders In Texas


Sooner or later criminals are going to learn that crime in a nation where lawful gun ownership is on the rise is a very bad idea.

First, deputies say came the sound of rocks on the window of a home in the Humble/Atascocita area.
Next came the 911 call from a frantic homeowner saying someone was trying to break into his home just after noon. A couple of minutes later came the call that the would-be burglars were in his home, and that he had a shotgun.

The next sound neighbors heard was two blasts from the shotgun.

More @ Bearing Arms

Mitch McConnell willing to kill Obamacare with just 51 votes


Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says he would be willing to repeal Obamacare with a simple majority if he takes over as majority leader in January, his spokesman told the Washington Examiner on Thursday.

The announcement comes just days before Tuesday's midterm congressional election, in which Republicans have a strong chance of seizing the upper chamber from the Democrats and putting the Kentucky senator in charge.

                                                            More @ Washington Examiner

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Final Trailer – “Burn”

2014 Ford Mustang Steeda Q650 - Street Smart, Track Deadly


The 2014 Steeda packs Brand X–munching boost, 650 hp, and stunning looks

With the current Coyote and the vast aftermarket, Mustang owners truly have it all.
Want 500, 600, or 700 hp? No problem—dial up your favorite boost maker, add headers and a tune, and floor it! Want your Pony to pounce like a scalded cat on the strip, street, or open road course?

Swap on sticky tires, grab your helmet, and away you go. Today, finding amazing packages designed to make your car fast is easy. Proof can be found in the lineup of Q-Series Steeda Ford Mustangs.

We recently put over 2,000 miles on this '14 650hp supercharged beast and had a blast covering every mile. The stunning looks and tire-frying power kept us grinning, the Steeda suspension kept us glued to the tarmac. We even knocked down 22.9 mpg on the highway on our adventure to Mustang Week in South Carolina, and we weren't even trying.

More @ Mustang 360

The Hawaiian Tropic Effect: Why the Fed's Quantitative Easing Isn't Over

Via Michael

Imagine that the Federal Reserve wants to increase the price of suntan lotion. There are 10 bottles of Hawaiian Tropic for sale at the cabana. The Fed buys one per hour until it owns nine. Each time it acquires one, the price for the remaining bottles rises because people who don’t want to get sunburned are competing for the dwindling supply. Now that just one bottle is left, the Fed stops buying. Would you expect the price of the last bottle to fall suddenly? No—there’s still lots of demand and constricted supply. Same with bonds. The price of bonds should stay high—and yields stay low—as long as the Fed hangs onto its huge inventory.
More @ Bloomberg