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Supreme Court rules cell phones cannot be searched without a warrant

Police need a warrant to search the cell phone of a person who has been arrested, absent an unusual circumstance, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

“Modern cell phones are not just another technological convenience. With all they contain and all they may reveal, they hold for many Americans ‘the privacies of life,’” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote. “The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which the Founders fought. Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple — get a warrant.”

Read more: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/supreme-court-cell-phone-privacy-searches

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-132_8l9c.pdf

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Muslim Imam calls for the targeting of US schools, restaurants, coffee shops, airplanes, and ships

Do you still think the Imams are not connected? A Muslim Imam calls for the targeting of US schools, restaurants, coffee shops, airplanes, and ships.

In a Muslim prayer service, a Sudanese Imam calls for the people on the sidelines to bomb US targets. His list included tourist attractions, universities, and companies all on US soil. In his “sermon” he acknowledges the ultimate goal is the Caliphate.

In a Friday sermon, Sudanese cleric Muhammad Al-Jazouli said that all U.S. embassies and interests would become “legitimate targets” in the event of a U.S. airstrike on ISIS forces in Iraq. Targets would include tourist resorts, universities, coffee shops, restaurants, airplanes, ships, shops, and companies, he said in the sermon, calling upon the youth to “play a role in defending the nucleus of the caliphate.”

Following are excerpts from the sermon, which was posted on the Internet on June 13, 2014.

Muhammad Al-Jazouli: Oh Americans, if your armed forces land in Iraq once again, this will mean a new phase in targeting you – your tourist resorts, your embassies in our Arab capitals, your diplomatic delegations, your universities and schools, your coffee shops and restaurants, your airplanes and ships, your shops and companies.

Oh Americans, give the White House idiot a smack on the hand, so that he will not lead you once again into attrition, which will cause further deterioration and collapse of your economy.

Following these victories, I would like to address two kinds of youths. First, let me address the youths who sit on the sidelines, as reserves. They have not entered the fray. They warm up on the sidelines. Reserves. I say to them: Enter the fray and join the game.

If a single American plane flies over Iraq in order to strike at ISIS, it will be one of our most obligatory religious duties to support the nucleus of the righteous caliphate, by turning all the American embassies and interests into legitimate targets. Play a role in defending the nucleus of the caliphate! ~MEMRI

This is not a game being played. He fully acknowledged the Muslim world’s support of ISIS. If there is such a beast as a “moderate” Muslim, then I call upon you now to take a stand and make your voice heard. But I don’t think there is such a thing.

ISIS and the Sunni Muslims really are trying to kill you.

Here is his “sermon” with English subtitles for all to see.

http://youtu.be/b3tIlXFCvjo

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Why Benghazi Matters | Firewall with Bill Whittle

In his latest, hard-hitting FIREWALL Bill provides a moment-by-moment breakdown of the events leading up to the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, detailed analysis of who was doing and saying what as the attack was underway and chronicles the following ten days of deceptions and lies on the part of the White House and the State Department, throwing a clear, cold and unflattering light on the competence and character of the President of the United States. 

H/T TruthRevoltOriginals

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Heritage Panelist Brigitte Gabriel was asked about radical Islam. Her response is BRILLIANT…

According to The Washington Examiner, during the Heritage Foundation’s Benghazi panel, a Muslim student stood up and questioned the stereotype that, “all Muslims are violent.”

Brigitte Gabriel, one of the panel members, addressed the girl’s concern in an amazing way, but she’s getting heat for it.

There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world today. Of course not all of them are radicals! The majority of them are peaceful people. The radicals are estimated to be between 15 to 25 percent, according to all intelligence services around the world. That leaves 75 percent of them peaceful people.

But when you look at 15 to 25 percent of the world’s Muslim population, you’re looking at 180 million to 300 million people dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization. That is as big [as] the United States.

So why should we worry about the radical 15 to 25 percent? Because it is the radicals that kill. Because it is the radicals that behead and massacre.

When you look throughout history, when you look at all the lessons of history, most Germans were peaceful. Yet, the Nazis drove the agenda and, as a result, 60 million people died. Almost 14 million in concentration camps; 6 million were Jews. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

When you look at Russia, most Russians were peaceful as well. Yet, the Russians were able to kill 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

When you look at China, for example, most Chinese were peaceful as well. Yet, the Chinese were able to kill 70 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

When you look at Japan prior to World War II, most Japanese were peaceful as well. Yet, Japan was able to butcher its way across the Southeast Asia, killing 12 million people, mostly killed with bayonets and shovels. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

On September 11 in the United States, we had 2.3 million Arab Muslims living in the United States. It took 19 hijackers, 19 radicals, to bring America down to its knees, destroy the World Trade Center, attack the Pentagon and kill almost 3,000 Americans that day. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

So for all our powers of reason and for us talking about moderate and peaceful Muslims, I’m glad you’re here. But where are the others speaking out?

Her response begins around 4:04.

Was she way out of line? Would you consider this (as the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank calls it) “ugly taunting?”

H/T YoungCons.com

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CNN’s Crossfire: “Should the U.S. form a strategic alliance with Iran regarding Iraq?” GREAT Response

Today, one of the questions CNN’s Crossfire proposed was:

“Should the U.S. form a strategic alliance with Iran regarding Iraq?”

One of the top comments was:

“How about the US Government forming a strategic alliance with the American People?”

BOOM!

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Hell Froze Over: Chris Matthews Defends Tea Party

Either hell froze over or Mr. Matthews underestimated the Tea Party’s influence and is now running from his former self.

MSNBC host Chris Matthews defended the Tea Party and lavished praise on David Brat Wednesday, during a passionate appearance on Ronan Farrow’s afternoon program.

Discussing Brat’s stunning upset over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Tuesday night, Farrow noted the Tea Party candidate and his Democratic opponent both teach at the same school, before adding that Brat had a lower “rate my professor” score.

He then asked Matthews, “Is it rare to see that kind of brazen intellectualism, particularly in populist candidates like this?”

“Well, first of all, I don’t think you can assume that the liberals are smarter than the conservative professors,” Matthews immediately shot back. “I think that’s crazy talk like that and it’s exactly the kind of attitude conservatives can’t stand. I don’t know which professor is more popular, but that doesn’t mean it’s a better professor, first of all.”

“Secondly, I was listening to Brat last night, I listened to him today, I think he’s very sophisticated for a politician,” he continued. “He’s certainly up to the ranks in most politicians I’ve ever dealt with. He speaks in a speculative manner, in an intellectual manner, he can handle any debate on this program or my program.”

“So this looking down our noses at Tea Party people has got to stop,” Mathews added. “They have a message, they are as American as any liberal is, and they are really angry at the failure of the system.”

“So this looking down our noses at Tea Party people has got to stop.”

Concluding his passionate argument, Matthews said, “We can’t control the deficit, we can’t control the debt, we can’t control the border. What good is government good at?”

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Here’s why there won’t be a Hillary Pity Party

Poor Mrs. Clinton! She feels the suffering of all of us because she and Bill left the White House in debt with hardly a penny to their names! Yeah, riiight.

As Reince Priebus, RNC Chairman said, “Between an $8 million book advance and their family’s six-figure taxpayer-funded salary, it’s astonishing that Bill and Hillary Clinton thought they were broke. With Hillary Clinton bellyaching about her family’s finances, nobody will be attending her Pity Party.”

H/T Allen West

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Solar Freakin’ Roadways!? Time to revisit this story.

That’s right.  Solar Freakin’ Roadways!? But is it possible?

I posted this video back in May 2014 and decided to revisit this and give a real opinion on the matter.

This all sounds wonderful, but I believe a thing called reality will get in the way of this.

To me, this is equivalent to building a bridge across the Atlantic to prevent vessel pollution or to streamline international travel.  How practical does that sound to you?  Even if you developed the technology to achieve it, how much will that cost to build it?  How much will it cost to maintain it?  Will all of those that worked on it be alive by the time it’s completed?  That’s called a pipe dream, folks.  Any utopian idea sounds great and it’s important to develop a vision, but even more important to stay grounded in reality.

I don’t want to stifle innovation, especially when it’s done in the private sector, but this is the most expensive, inefficient, and impractical way of doing things. Don’t get me wrong, I want this more than anyone else.  But it must be a proven success on a small scale before it’s foisted on the rest of American taxpayers like every other failed program.

The utility corridor is what I’m most interested in.  Even if this can’t be fully implemented, we could at least incorporate some aspects of it into our current system.

Cable Corridor

The video sells the idea to you at a patronizing 5th grade level.  There is no real technical specifications or scientific demonstrations to prove that any of this is really viable.

If nothing else, it was entertaining to say the least.

Check out the video and provide your opinion in the comments below:

Check out their fundraising page here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways#home

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[Watch] Senator Grassley – This Amendment Would Make America No Longer America

Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) gives a civics lesson to the Democrats who are taking the first step towards the elimination of America’s Constitutional Bill of Rights.

Grassley points out the inability to self-govern without freedom of speech, and that is the very issue that is the focus of the nefarious Democrat actions.

He points out that our constitutional rights are individual, they are not collective. The socialists and the Democrat progressives attempt to skew that distinction, as cover.

Grassley reminds the chamber that, as our Declaration of Independence states, our constitutional rights come from God, not from the government or from the public.

The senator points out that the stakes “could not be higher” for Americans who value their freedoms.

He says this amendment would make America no longer America, and he intends to do whatever he can to stop it. He urges others to do the same.

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The cost of bacon is about to skyrocket

Restaurants forced to raise menu prices as wholesale costs escalate

A sustained surge in the cost of pork — caused in part by a virus that has killed as many as 7 million pigs — has forced several southwest Ohio restaurants and grocery stores to raise prices.

And more hikes may be on the horizon: Several local restaurant and grocery store owners who so far have avoided boosting prices say they won’t be able to do so much longer.

“We absorbed it for a long time, as long as we could,” said Robert Bernhard Jr., owner of Dot’s Market, which operates grocery stores in Bellbrook and Kettering. “But we’ve had to adjust some of our prices, unfortunately.”

Kroger has seen wholesale price increases and has “raised some retail (prices) accordingly,” Kroger spokeswoman Rachael Betzler said.

Jack Gridley, who oversees meat and seafood for Dorothy Lane Market stores, said DLM has not raised fresh-pork prices, but did add 20 cents a pound to its spiral-sliced ham prices prior to Easter.

The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), which does not affect humans or food safety, kills 80 percent to 100 percent of the piglets that contract it. The virus began to emerge as a problem a year ago, and since then more than 4,000 outbreaks have been reported in at least 30 states, four Canadian provinces and several areas of Mexico.

The National Pork Producers Council said earlier this month that hog slaughter this summer could fall by more than 10 percent from 2013 levels because of PEDv. The council estimated that hog prices would rise by 15 to 25 percent, and consumer prices for pork by 10 to 12 percent. Droughts in several parts of the U.S. and the rising cost of grain used for livestock feed have contributed to the rising prices, which also have pushed beef prices higher.

But it’s pork belly — the cut from which bacon is made — that has seen some of the biggest jumps. Bernhard said the suggested retail price of a 1-pound package of Oscar Mayer bacon has jumped to $8.99 — up from $4.99 to $5.99 a year ago. Dot’s was selling it for less than the suggested retail price last week, but Bernhard said he was forced to raise the price of his bulk bacon from $3.99 to $4.49 per pound because of rising pork belly wholesale costs.

The region’s restaurants that utilize pork front and center on their menus are facing similar pressures.

The locally owned OinkADoodleMoo barbecue restaurant chain has been offering its “Buck A Bone” Wednesday special on pork ribs for five years, but the rising wholesale cost of pork has forced Steve Meyer, OinkADoodleMoo’s chief operating officer and a franchise owner, to raise the per-bone price to $1.15. The cost of the restaurants’ pulled-pork sandwich also rose, from $4.89 to $4.99.

Those modest price increases won’t cover Meyer’s skyrocketing food costs. The pork shoulder used for pulled pork that he was buying a year ago for 97 cents a pound now costs $1.81 a pound — an 87 percent increase.

“We’ll take part of the hit, and we’re feeling it,” Meyer said. “There are no winners here.”

Dan Davis, owner of Hickory River Smokehouse in Tipp City, said his restaurant’s wholesale pork costs have risen 70 cents a pound in recent months — “the largest increase that we have seen in a long time,” he said.

“We are reluctant to increase our menu prices, but it is something that we will eventually have to do in order to offset these drastic increases in food costs,” Davis said.

Mary Grilliot, co-owner of Company 7 BBQ, is in a similar position.

“So far we have not gone up, and we hope the price pressure will ease soon,” Grilliot said.

Pizza restaurants — which use plenty of pepperoni, sausage, ham and bacon on their pies — are also keeping a close eye on their escalating costs.

“Our pork prices are up 16 to 21 percent since January,” said Roger Glass, owner of Marion’s Piazza, which serves up 6,000 pounds — three tons — of sausage a week at nine locations.

“We’re not at a crisis point yet, and we have absorbed the increase so far,” Glass said.

Another iconic Dayton-based pizza chain, Cassano’s Pizza King, has seen similar increases from apologetic pork suppliers that the chain has been doing business with for decades. But in a competitive southwest Ohio pizza market that has attracted several new entrants in the past few years, no one wants to start charging more.

“We’re holding our prices for right now,” said Vic “Chip” Cassano III, third-generation CEO of Cassano’s Pizza King. “And we’re hoping things turn around.”

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