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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


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Don´t Be Fooled, Pope
Francis Will Never Capitulate
Truth Revolt, by Paul Bois    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 10/21/2014 6:24:03 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to Pope Francis, the left has created for themselves a tooth fairy and the right has created a bogeyman. A few rips on capitalism, one wildly misinterpreted quote regarding homosexual orientation, a botched mid-term report at the synod followed by a homily completely taken out of context, and suddenly everyone thinks Barack Obama now sits in the chair of Peter and the "gates of Hades" have prevailed against the church. But we have all been been duped by a left-wing media intent on pushing a false narrative in hopes of frightening Christians into silence on the issue

Idaho city’s ordinance tells pastors
to marry gays or go to jail
Washington Examiner (DC), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 6:23:33 AM     Post Reply
Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that if they refuse to marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and fines. The dictate comes on the heels of a legal battle with Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in the city, but who oppose gay marriage, The Daily Caller reported. A federal judge recently ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, while the city of Coeur d‘Alene has an ordinance that prevents discrimination based on

6 Times Obama Declared Crisis,
Then Did Nothing
Breitbart Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 6:06:26 AM     Post Reply
Last week, President Obama finally began taking Ebola seriously – so seriously that he cancelled a campaign trip in order to hold an emergency meeting on Ebola. He then appointed a new Ebola czar, Ron Klain, whose stellar qualifications for handling a possible Ebola outbreak include flacking for Janet Reno, Al Gore, and Joe Biden. Finally, Obama held another Ebola meeting after going golfing. Klain skipped the meeting. It was the second such meeting Klain skipped. Don’t worry. The Obama administration has top men on the job. Top. Men. This makes the 1,297th crisis the Obama administration has initially ignored,



From Farage to Freud:
How the Cultural Marxists
Are Murdering Our Language
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/21/2014 6:02:36 AM     Post Reply
The other day on BBC Radio 4´s Any Questions, I made a point which unfortunately went right over the heads of my booing audience. It had to do with the way lefties like my fellow panelists Chuka Umunna MP and TUC leader Frances O´Grady too often choose to misrepresent the meaning of perfectly harmless words and language for nefarious political ends. We were discussing Labour´s confected furore over Lord Freud´s remarks on the disabled. As is now abundantly clear to anyone even halfway acquainted with the background to the story--the fact, for example, that his comments were addressed sympathetically to

Latvia warns Swedish hunt for Russian
submarine could become a security
´game changer´ in the Baltic Sea
Daily Mail [UK], by Steve Hopkins    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/21/2014 5:57:19 AM     Post Reply
Latvia has warned the Swedish hunt for a Russian submarine spotting in its water could become a security ´game changer´. The Swedish military today began their fifth day of searchers, after yesterday closing off waters and airspace off Stockholm and widening their search area from 30 miles to 45 miles southeast of the capital. Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics wrote on Twitter: ´Closely following events in the Swedish territorial waters, may become a game changer of the security in the whole Baltic Sea region.´ Sweden´s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic

Three passengers a month flying from
West Africa may be infected with Ebola,
warn researchers who say exit-point
screening is vital to prevent further spread
Daily Mail [UK], by Kate Kelland    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/21/2014 5:52:12 AM     Post Reply
Three Ebola-infected travellers a month can be expected to get on international flights from the West African countries suffering epidemics of the deadly virus unless more effective exit screening is introduced, scientists have warned. The three countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are already checking departing air passengers for fever, but the test cannot spot sufferers in the period before they show symptoms - which can be up to 21 days. Exit screenings are nevertheless one of the most effective ways of limiting Ebola´s spread, according to research published in The Lancet medical journal on Tuesday. Using modelling based on 2014 global

Phoenix VA hospital fails
outside compliance review
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Dennis Wagner    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 10/21/2014 5:45:23 AM     Post Reply
The Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system in Phoenix does not comply with U.S. standards for safety, patient care and management, according to a non-profit organization that reviews medical facilities nationwide.In findings published online, The Joint Commission says Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center failed a July inspection in 13 quality-control categories. Experts who conducted the review in July found that Phoenix administrators did not maintain a "safe, functional environment" or "a culture of safety and quality." They concluded that the hospital does not have adequate policies and procedures to "guide and support patient care, treatment and services." The inspectors



Ya´alon: Israel can´t allow Gaza
reconstruction if Hamas
rebuilds infiltration tunnels
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/21/2014 5:43:26 AM     Post Reply
Israel will not allow construction materials to enter the Gaza Strip if Hamas rebuilds infiltration tunnels destroyed by the IDF during Operation Protective Edge, Defense Minister Moshe Ya´alon said on Monday. During a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at his officein New York, Ya´alon expressed his concern over a Hamas claim that its members were continuing to dig underground passageways leading from the coastal enclave into Israel. "We [Israel] want the resident of Gaza to live in dignity and prosperity, rebuild their homes and return to normal life. But, we are very worried. Just yesterday Hamas representatives said they intend to

Warming earth headed for
hottest year on record
Associated Press, by Seth Borenstein    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 10/21/2014 5:40:47 AM     Post Reply
Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That´s because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.72 degrees Celsius). That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping.It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August.NASA, which measures temperatures slightly differently, had already determined that September was record-warm. The first nine months of 2014 have a global

Nasrallah: US strikes on ISIS pale
in comparison to Israeli strikes
in Lebanon during 2006 war
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/21/2014 5:37:13 AM     Post Reply
Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah belittled the US-led coalition´s attacks on Islamic State fighters in comments carried in Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar on Tuesday. Nasrallah said that the air raids being carried out by the coalition against Islamic State pale in comparison to Israel´s air strikes in Lebanon during the 2006 Second Lebanon War. The Hezbollah leader accused the US of using the Islamic State threat to frighten the countries in the region and blackmail them as a prelude to impose its hegemony in the region, particularly in Syria and Iraq.

Why is there no surgeon
general? Ask Democrats
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/21/2014 5:33:56 AM     Post Reply
Some of President Obama´s most ardent supporters have accused Republicans of "politicizing" the Ebola crisis. It´s not a terribly serious accusation; a public health emergency requires the response of many government agencies, so how could politics not be involved? There´s nothing wrong with that. One specific charge, though, deserves an answer. The Ebola scare has made many Americans aware that there is no U.S. surgeon general. (The post is filled by an acting official who is not in line for the job.) There is, however, an Obama nominee for surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, who has not been confirmed by the Senate


Mary Landrieu: My Multimillion-Dollar
Home Is Not a Mansion
National Review Online, by Ryan Lovelace    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/21/2014 5:00:21 AM     Post Reply
Democratic senator Mary Landrieu insists that her multimillion-dollar home in Washington, D.C., isn’t a mansion. At a campaign event in Bogalusa, La., this weekend?, Landrieu called a woman up on stage to explain that the 7,300 square-foot house doesn’t qualify as a mansion, and then interrupted the woman to add that she lives next to the cleaners and her home is only 36 feet wide. “They say I live in a mansion,” Landrieu said. “It’s a townhome, which I also have a home in New Orleans.” Landrieu reportedly lives in a 7,316 square-foot house in D.C. that boasts five bathrooms, four water

Rebirth of the Toxic Twins
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 10/21/2014 5:00:04 AM     Post Reply
Subprime Redux: Mel Watt´s easy credit crusade is now off and running. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac´s chief regulator has officially lowered lending standards for the entire mortgage industry. Here we go again. In January, we warned that Watt´s swearing-in as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency would mark the start of the next housing bubble. We pointed out that the Congressional Black Caucus´ former head has a soft spot for those who can´t afford homes and that as a Democrat lawmaker he pressed Freddie to lend even to "welfare recipients" in his district. "Expect him to reboot the

HHS-Funded Study: Obamacare Will
Suffer ‘Death Spiral’ If Subsidies Fail
Daily Caller, by Sarah Hurtubise    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/21/2014 4:55:23 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration has funded a new study by top consulting firm RAND Health that startlingly finds that if taxpayer subsidies are eliminated, Obamacare exchanges will fall into a “death spiral.” The study comes in the wake of a number of lawsuits which are challenging the Obama administration’s implementation of Obamacare subsidies. Three lawsuits have made it to U.S. Circuit Courts, just one step from the Supreme Court, arguing that the text of the Affordable Care Act allows premium subsidies for state-run exchanges only. The report was sponsored by HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, which,

Hagan Put Judge Up for Federal
Appointment As Judge Ruled on
Husband’s Million-Dollar Lawsuit
Washington Free Beacon, by Brent Scher    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/21/2014 4:49:58 AM     Post Reply
ust a week after Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) recommended a North Carolina judge to President Barack Obama for a seat in the U.S. District Court, the judge ruled in favor of a company partially owned by Hagan’s husband. The senator’s husband, Charles T. “Chip” Hagan, was a managing member of Hydrodyne Industries LLC when it sued a regional water authority for drawing water out of a river that had one of its hydroelectric dams built on. The lawsuit sought millions of dollars in damages and was carried out by Chip Hagan’s legal firm. Superior Court Judge Calvin E. Murphy ruled the



Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years
in prison for Valentine´s Day shooting
death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
New York Daily News, by Brenden Nel & Corky Siemaszko    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/21/2014 4:47:22 AM     Post Reply
Oscar Pistorius is going to do hard time. A judge sentenced the South African sprinter to five years in prison Tuesday for gunning down his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 2013. In doing so, Judge Thokozile Masipa ignored pleas for mercy from the fallen Olympian’s lawyer who said Pistorius — a double-amputee who uses prosthetics to walk and run — would be preyed on by prison rapists and targeted for murder by gangbangers. On the second firearms count, Pistorius received a three-year suspended sentence.He has also been declared unfit to possess a firearm, Masipa said.

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Dem Operative
Stuffs Ballot Box in Arizona
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/21/2014 4:44:59 AM     Post Reply
They don’t even try to hid their lawlessness anymore. A vulgar, violent Democratic operative was caught on tape stuffing a ballot box. The man dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box. The man was wearing a “Citizens for a Better Arizona” T-shirt which is a left-leaning group. The Blaze reported: An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video. “A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt

Why Wendy Davis Can´t Win
American Spectator, by William Murchison    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/21/2014 4:41:30 AM     Post Reply
“(Wendy) Davis is running (for governor) against Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is heavily favored to win in a state that remains strongly Republican.”Katie Glueck, in “Wendy Davis and the ever-longer odds,” Politico, Oct. 19. Yes, yes, lady, fine; you got it. But this is barely to scratch the surface of the thing. Why does Texas, a pulsating, change-oriented state, full of young people, full of minorities, full of those women the Republicans are alleged (by Democrats) to be running a “war” against — how come Texas “remains strongly Republican”? Which it does and probably will for a while longer,

Ebola vaccine abandoned in 2008
after showing promise in trials
Washington Times, by Tom Howell, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/21/2014 4:37:45 AM     Post Reply
The pitch was intriguing: U.S. health officials wanted to fast-track trials for an Ebola vaccine and sounded the call for volunteers. Charles Sullivan called up the hotline on a whim, figuring the National Institutes of Health already had filled its queue and wouldn’t need him. But he was accepted for three rounds of shots of a deactivated virus, a year’s worth of blood analysis and a $900 check for his trouble. The clinical trial went well, and the vaccine seemed promising. A decade later, the country is still waiting for a vaccine amid a worldwide Ebola outbreak, and Mr. Sullivan is wondering

‘Justice’ in Ferguson:
The politics of the protests
New York Post, by Rich Lowry    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/21/2014 4:31:29 AM     Post Reply
It wasn’t so long ago that Ferguson, Mo., was supposed to be an American morality tale of racism, the militarization of police and all manner of other evil. For a few weeks in August, the attention of the national media focused on the suburb of St. Louis, and MSNBC practically broadcast nothing else. President Barack Obama even mentioned Ferguson at a UN speech in the context of terror groups that behead people and sectarian conflicts that kill hundreds of thousands of people. While the media long ago moved on, the protests have persisted, entering their late, decadent phase of self-indulgent triviality. Cornel West got


Indiana reinstates time limits for
some food stamp recipients
Indianapolis Star [IN], by Maureen Groppe    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/21/2014 4:24:26 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Indiana will begin cutting off food stamp benefits next year to tens of thousands of people who fail to get a job or train for work. Beginning in the spring, the state will limit benefits to no more than three months during a three-year period for able-bodied adults without children who don´t work or participate in job training for at least 20 hours a week. The time limit is a requirement for the federally funded program, but states can ask for a waiver if jobs are scarce in all or part of the state. Although Indiana is among the majority

It’s not over yet, but Democrats
have their backs to the wall
Washington Post, by Greg Sargent    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/21/2014 4:18:20 AM     Post Reply
I’ve been saying for months that Republicans are marginally favored to take the Senate. With the major forecasts shifting a bit more towards the GOP, Republicans have improved their position and are probably more-than-marginally favored to take control. Democrats do still have paths to retaining control. But they are increasingly narrow. Look at the map this way. If Democrats can hold on in just one of the four following toss-up states in which they are currently trailing — Colorado, Iowa, Arkansas, or Alaska — their hopes of holding the Senate remain alive. That is plausible. But a lot has to go their

Obama: Hey, all these red-state
Democrats running away from me are
strong supporters who vote with me!
Hot Air, by Mary Katharine Ham    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/21/2014 4:13:24 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama appeared on Al Sharpton’s radio show today to send a campaign message seemingly calculated to drive folks like Sens. Mark Pryor and Mary Landrieu to drink.(Snip for video)“Well, look, here’s the bottom line,” said Obama, “We’ve got a tough map. A lot of the states that are contested this time are states that I didn’t win. And so some of the candidates there, you know, it is difficult for them to have me in the state because the Republicans will use that to try to fan Republican turn-out. The bottom line is, though, these are all folks

Can ministers who make a living
by conducting weddings be required
to conduct same-sex weddings?
Washington Post, by Eugene Volokh    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/21/2014 4:10:09 AM     Post Reply
Donald and Evelyn Knapp are apparently ordained ministers who run The Hitching Post, a chapel in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, at which they conduct weddings. (This strikes me as quite similar to many ministers’ practice of charging to officiate weddings when they are invited to do so at other venues.) Coeur d’Alene has an ordinance banning discrimination based on, among other things, sexual orientation in places of public accommodation. Earlier this year, after a federal judge in Idaho held that Idaho had to recognize same-sex weddings, a City of Couer d’Alene deputy city attorney was quoted by a local TV station

The surprising comeback of train travel
CNN, by Jareen Imam    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/21/2014 4:05:26 AM     Post Reply
It´s been 21 years, and John Moore still eagerly leans against his passenger window to watch the landscape pass by as the train he commutes on every day roars over the Moodna Viaduct in Cornwall, New York. The green hills and vibrant leaves just below the elevated track make the trestle one of the prettiest scenes on the 57-year-old´s trip. For more than two decades, the senior business analyst has been traveling about 67 miles for work from his home in Cornwall to lower Manhattan. His total commute time is 2½ hours each way. It may seem like a lengthy commute, but

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