Pat Robertson: ISIS Not Islamic? Oh Yes They Are. This Is Core Islam (Video)

Pat Robertson says sorry President Obama, ISIS ideology is clearly based on Islam. This isn't some offshoot of Islam, this is core-Islamic teaching


Another Atlantic City Bust: Trump Plaza Closes

This is the 4th Atlantic City casino to close this year

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.

When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation.

But since then, The Donald has left town and cut ties to its casinos. And the Plaza, like many Atlantic City casinos, has seen better days.

A downward spiral that saw it ranked last among the city's casinos ended Tuesday morning as about a half-dozen gamblers who stayed to the end got up from the lone blackjack table in operation or from a few slot machines and walked out beneath the dozens of glittery chandeliers for the last time.

Dealer Ruth Hardrick worked at Trump Plaza for 26 of its 30 years, but is now without a job. She's in a large group: About 8,000 Atlantic City casino workers have lost their jobs this year, and another 3,000 could join them if Trump Plaza's parent company makes good on its threat to shutter the Trump Taj Mahal Casino resort in November.


Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey: U.S. 'Advisers' Could Fight Alongside Iraqi Troops If the Situation Requires It

'Advisers'...not troops

Tip-toe around boots on the ground.

WASHINGTON — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, told a Senate panel Tuesday he will recommend having U.S.advisers fight with Iraqi troops against the militant Islamic State group if the situation requires it.

"To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president," said Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The United States is at war the militant Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, and the fight "will not be an easy or brief effort. It is complicated."

"We are at war with ISIL, as we are with al-Qaeda," Hagel said. "But destroying ISIL will require more than military efforts alone. It will require political progress in the region, and effective partners on the ground in Iraq and Syria."

Dempsey and Hagel appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee to outline President Obama's plan to fight the Islamic State, which is also referred to as ISIL or ISIS.

Hagel said, if unchecked, the Islamic State "will directly threaten our homeland and our allies." However, U.S. intelligence agencies have not detected specific plots by IS against targets in the U.S., Hagel said.


Russian Ruble Drops to Historic Low Amid Sanctions

'Sanctions could send Russia into a long recession'

ABC News
Russia's currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday as investors fret about long-term economic damage from Western sanctions.

The United States and the European Union last week imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine that consisted in, among other things, blocking off Western financial markets to key Russian companies.

The Russian currency fell more than 1 percent to 38.80 rubles against the U.S. dollar by noon Moscow time Tuesday. The ruble has lost over 2.7 percent in just two days.

The Russian Central Bank allows the ruble to trade in a range against the dollar and sometimes intervenes in markets to prop it up. It has not been doing so in the past months, however, leaving the ruble to trade only 0.40 rubles away from the minimum level.

Economist Alexei Kudrin, who served as finance minister under President Vladimir Putin for 11 years until 2011, said Tuesday that the sanctions could send Russia into a long recession.

"The sanctions that have been imposed are going to have an effect (on the economy) for the next one or two years because they have limited opportunities for investment in this uncertain environment," Russian news agency Interfax quoted him as saying.


Photoshop Of NFL's CoverGirl Ad Takes Aim At Roger Goodell, Ray Rice (Photo)

Photo gone viral-

NEW YORK - Activists have hijacked a CoverGirl ad campaign intended for female NFL fans in order to protest the league's mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy.

A picture of a woman CoverGirl was using on social media sites for its "Get Your Game Face On" campaign was changed. In it, she's wearing purple eyeshadow and fingernail polish in support of the Baltimore Ravens -- and now she has a black eye.

The protesters are posting the jarring image to Twitter and Facebook while calling for the resignation of the NFL's commissioner Roger Goodell and for others to boycott the league.

Rice was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the NFL after a video surfaced last week of him punching his then-fiancee, now wife, in an Atlantic City elevator.

The league is being criticized for how it handled the case because Rice was originally suspended for just two games. Goodell has admitted that was a mistake. Since then, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for those who violate its policy on domestic violence


Scarborough Goes Off on Hillary Clinton in Epic Rant: 'If You're Gonna Run, Then run! If You Want To Save America, Then Get Your Ass Out There and Stop Playing Your Stupid Political Games'

"If You're Not Gonna Run, Then Get the Hell Out of the Way"

Scarborough on Morning Joe just levels Hillary for the -maybe I will, maybe I won't run- tease.
This is awesome. He also jabs Jeb Bush here

SCARBOROUGH: “We have enough crisis’ that maybe playing it safe, maybe we need a politician that doesn’t just sit back and act like a robot, and just like, get programmed in. No creativity, no spontaneity. Nothing from the heart. This is Hillary Clinton’s problem for people who know her and like her, like I know her and like her. But she puts on that political hat, and then she’s a robot. She goes through the motions and never reveals herself"

“This is not a game. This is not some little chess match, this is something that actually matters. … If you want to run, then run! if you want to save America then get your ass out there and save America! Stop playing your stupid political games because more people are out of work.”

“Terrorist are carving heads off of people who are trying to help over in the Middle East, and you’re sitting around playing games...Hillary, if you’re going to run, just say you’re going to run! … And if you’re not going to run, then get the hell out of the way.”


U.S. Launches First Airstrikes on #ISIS Near Baghdad

'Beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in Iraq'

I thought there was 'no military solution in Iraq?'

NBC News
The U.S. carried out an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday in what a defense official described to NBC News as the beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in Iraq.

U.S. attack aircraft hit an ISIS fighting position southwest of the capital in support of the Iraqi security forces, defense officials said. There was also at least one airstrike near Mount Sinjar in northwestern Iraq, the officials said.

The military has been pounding ISIS targets from the air since Aug. 8. President Barack Obama announced last week that a broader campaign, including the authorization of strikes inside Syria, would seek to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS.

In Iraq, the earlier airstrikes were mainly to protect important sites, like Mosul Dam and the city of Erbil, or to break the seize on Mount Sinjar, where thousands of religious minorities had been trapped by the militants.

The airstrike Monday near Baghdad was more offensive in nature and was not triggered by any advance of ISIS toward the Iraqi capital, the official said.


Just forget about all this...

WH Press Secretary Josh Earnest- 'There is no military solution in Iraq'

Obama: No military solution to this problem, 'there's no amount of American Firepower that's gonna be able to hold the country together'


Photos- Brazil Cycling Team Debuts Biggest Uniform FAIL in Sports History

These are the new uniforms the Colombian women’s cycling team wore over the weekend

Pretty bad.
Just wait, it gets worse

Colombia's national cycling team has become a laughing stock with its new skin-toned uniforms.

Designers of the female squad's new garb bizarrely decided to use nude-colored cloth around the groin area.

The fashion faux pas means that when the women are standing, they appear partially nude. The new uniform was spotted being worn by the team at last weekend's Giro Toscana in Italy.

A photograph of six riders wearing the red, yellow outfits was posted to Twitter by Colombian cycling account (NYDN)

Wardrobe malfunction on steroids...

The team went up on stage.
This is what it looked like from a distance--


Brother Of Aid Worker David Haines Quotes From The Koran, Says Islam Is “Not To Blame" For Beheading By ISIS

They are called the 'Islamic state' for a reason.

London (AFP) – The brother of British hostage David Haines murdered by Islamist militants issued Sunday a tearful video statement about growing religious radicalisation in which he quoted a verse from the Koran.

“We are seeing more and more radicalisation in every walk of life. It is not a race, religion or political issue, it is a human issue,” Mike Haines told British media.

His voice breaking with emotion, Haines read out a passage from the Koran saying: “Since good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou evil with something that is better.”

He added: “The Muslim faith is not to blame for ISIL, nor is it the fault of people of Middle Eastern descent.”

Aid worker Haines was kidnapped in Syria in March 2013.

His murder was revealed in a video released late on Saturday by militants from Islamic State

via weaselzippers


MSNBC Reporter in Iowa: Some Dems Still Looking For Alternative To Hillary Clinton

Kasie Hunt: We talked to a lot of people in the crowd...Hillary hadn't really made the case yet. We saw several people wearing Elizabeth Warren hats here in Iowa

From Morning Joe


Urban Outfitters Selling Blood-Stained Kent State Sweatshirts


In a strident display of bad taste, Urban Outfitters was selling a $130 "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt with fake blood splatter this weekend as an apparent homage to the 1970 shooting that left four dead. The sweatshirt is now listed as "sold out" in Urban Outfitter's online store. The shirt appears to have been a one-off sale, the site imploring customers, "We only have one, so get it or regret it!"

As People discovered, the shirt appears to have gone up for sale on eBay for $550—the auction ended earlier this morning with zero bids.

**UPDATE** They had no idea this resembled a bloody sweatshirt, none whatsoever. This is a 'sun faded' sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters has issued the following statement, via their Twitter account:

Urban Outfitters sincerely apologizes for any offense our Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt may have caused. It was never our intention to allude to the tragic events that took place at Kent State in 1970 and we are extremely saddened that this item was perceived as such. The one-of-a-kind item was purchased as part of our sun-faded vintage collection. There is no blood on this shirt nor has this item been altered in any way. The red stains are discoloration from the original shade of the shirt and the holes are from natural wear and fray. Again, we deeply regret that this item was perceived negatively and we have removed it immediately from our website to avoid further upset