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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

 





  

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Top military official opens door to ground troops in
ISIS fight, despite Obama pledge

A president desperately in need of leadership lessons
tries really hard not to have a war.
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Politico Absurdly Avoids Attkisson Bombshell
in Hillary Benghazi Story

Some elephants are too large to ignore.
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Many in Congress not sold on Obama's
Islamic State strategy

No one truly seems to know what the next
member is doing. Vote is today.
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‘Incredibly serious’: Cover-up claims in
spotlight ahead of Benghazi hearing

Long awaited Benghazi hearings start today.
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The Slippery Slope Begins
One enormous mess.
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Report: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Plagiarized A Documentary,
25 More Instances Without Proper Attribution

All so unnecessary.
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Obama Declines to Attend Memorial Dedication
for Disabled Veterans

Organizers taken aback.
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Study Finds Michelle O’s Healthy Food Program
Elitist, Sexist, and Shames Working Mothers

Tuesday's most read Must Read.
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Arming ´moderates´: a cautionary tale
Washington Examiner [DC], by Pete Hoekstra    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/17/2014 11:39:41 AM     Post Reply
Not long ago, Washington considered arming and training rebels engaged in what would become a fierce civil war. Nations with an invested stake in the outcome discussed whether to support a perceived David against a corrupt Goliath in a strategically located region of the world. The consequences would have broad ramifications that would tip the scale in favor of one side. The issue wasn’t one of conviction. It was a matter of unanswered questions about an uncertain ally. The negotiations to which I refer could be mistaken as relating to arming the moderate Free Syrian Army against the oppressive regime of President Bashar

Stanford professor wins MacArthur
grant for her study of biases
San Francisco Chronicle, by Nanette Asimov    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/17/2014 11:39:08 AM     Post Reply
A Stanford social scientist who studies biases that creep into the thinking of people who don´t realize they are prejudiced - and uses the information to help police avoid racial profiling - is among 21 winners of this year´s lucrative MacArthur grants, to be announced Wednesday. Jennifer Eberhardt, 49, an associate professor of psychology, is the Bay Area´s only winner of the $625,000 prize that rewards exceptional creativity and accomplishment, according to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which has named more than 900 people as MacArthur Fellows since 1981. The winners can spend the money on anything

The question of Muslim immigration
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 9/17/2014 11:30:00 AM     Post Reply
We have a profoundly serious problem of illegal immigration, but we also have a problem of legal immigration, Unfortunately, it is a problem that can barely be discussed. Is there anyone who thinks the continued stream of Muslim immigration from countries with active jihadist groups is a good idea? Canadian poet and essayist David Solway broadly raises the problem of Muslim immigration in the PJ Media column “The new colonizers.” I think he gives voice to reasonable concerns in the back of many minds:

  


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Roger Goodell´s Tragic Sanctimony
Atlantic, by Patrick Hruby    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 9/17/2014 11:26:52 AM     Post Reply
Like many sports stories, this one is about fathers and sons. Before Roger Goodell was National Football League commissioner—before fans and pundits alike began calling for his ouster in the wake of the ongoing Ray Rice domestic-violence scandal; before members of Congress began sending angry letters and demanding answers—Goodell was an 11-year-old boy, watching the Nixon White House crush his dad’s political career. The year was 1970. Charles E. Goodell, then a moderate Republican senator from New York, was running for reelection. The previous summer, he had sponsored a high-profile bill that would have ended funding for the Vietnam War.

Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Americans Want
a ‘Hostile Takeover’ of Washington
Daily Signal, by Kelsey Harkness    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 9/17/2014 11:08:27 AM     Post Reply
Gov. Bobby Jindal today said Americans are clamoring for a “hostile takeover” of Washington, D.C. While speaking at The Heritage Foundation to a group of reporters about his new energy plan, the Louisiana governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate said voters are calling on Republicans to offer “real ideas” and “real solutions” in Washington. “We need to understand people are hungry for big change,” he said. “They’re not looking for tinkering; they’re looking for a hostile takeover of D.C.” That means not just talking about repealing Obamacare, Jindal continued, but taking measures to repeal and replace it.

Why the Government Won´t Let
Colleges Reduce Tuition
American Magazine, by Ike Brannon    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 9/17/2014 11:04:41 AM     Post Reply
Most people think that college tuition is too high, and many presidents of private colleges agree with that sentiment and would like to cut their tuition. However, they cannot legally do so, at least not in a way that would be beneficial for them — which would be for a large group of private colleges to jointly reduce tuition. By law, such a move would constitute price fixing, even though a conspiracy to reduce prices would be a boon for customers. When the law forces a nonsensical result onto society, it’s time to change the law. Congress should give permission for

Gay rector faces backlash
in pews over ‘wedding’ plans
Telegraph [UK], by John Bingham    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/17/2014 10:51:44 AM     Post Reply
An Anglican clergyman is facing opposition from parishioners over a service in his local church to bless his same-sex civil partnership. The Rev Dominic McClean, the Rector of 13 parishes around the village of Market Bosworth in Leicestershire, invited parishioners to the special service this weekend to mark his civil union with his partner, Tony Hodges. The service, taking place in the 14th Century St Peter’s Church in Market Bosworth on Saturday next week was given a go-ahead by the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, who led the Church of England’s opposition in the House

  


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‘Impossible’: NY Times Doesn’t
Believe Obama’s ‘No Troops on
Ground’ Promise
Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/17/2014 10:45:29 AM     Post Reply
The New York Times has lost faith in President Barack Obama‘s pledge to avoid committing ground troop to the ISIS fight in Syria and Iraq. When Obama gave a speech last week that laid out his plan to combat ISIS, an Islamic terrorist network, he said the U.S. would engage in military airstrikes but would not be utilizing its own ground troops. That policy seemed to reverse on Tuesday, however, when Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey said there could be scenarios where ground troops would be necessary. The White House then tried turning that back around, saying

Sotloff Family: Obama Admin ‘Bullied and
Hectored’ Us While We Tried to Save Steven
Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 9/17/2014 10:43:00 AM     Post Reply
Barak Barfi, spokesman for the family of beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff, claimed Wednesday that the Obama administration “bullied and hectored” the Sotloff family as they tried to rescue their son from terrorist captivity. On CBS This Morning, Barfi was asked if the Sotloff family attempted raising ransom money to send to the terrorist network ISIS in exchange for Steven’s safe return to the U.S. “We had meetings with the administration,” Barfi said. “The family sat with the National Security Council officials. And basically he (an official) bullied and hectored them (the family), and they were scared. He had no

Watch Live: Benghazi Select
Committee Begins Hearings
Mediaite, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/17/2014 10:42:50 AM     Post Reply
Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and the Benghazi Select Committee (worst Fleetwood Mac cover band ever) will officially convene Wednesday morning.The committee, featuring seven Republicans and five Democrats, is another congressional investigation into the events surrounding the attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. Previous congressional investigations, including one just wrapped up last month, have not yielded any smoking guns against the Obama administration. But Gowdy’s investigation is expected to last well into 2015 or beyond, potentially complicating a presidential run by Hillary Clinton, who was Secretary of State when the attacks occurred.

Exclusive: CNN’s Crossfire
Begins Dumping Staff
Daily Caller, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/17/2014 10:39:40 AM     Post Reply
Is CNN new “Crossfire” leaving us so soon? “My sources say Crossfire is toast,” a TV industry insider told The Mirror. A publicist from CNN describes it like this: “The program is on extended hiatus.” Most importantly, sources say staffers from “Crossfire” are being absorbed into “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” In fact, CNN personnel from other shows are making room for staffers from “Crossfire.” Behind the scenes, CNN is allegedly saying the show may make yet another comeback. Quick question for CNN: If you no longer have a dedicated staff for a show, how is that still a show? CNN’s “Crossfire” took an eight-year

  


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Steve Scalise Lobbyist Advisor: GOP Must
Pass Amnesty "Pronto" After Midterms
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/17/2014 10:33:40 AM     Post Reply
A GOP lobbyist who has been advising House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) is urging Republicans to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation "pronto" if they gain control of Congress after the midterms. Even though Republicans may take back the Senate by running against President Barack Obama´s executive amnesty, John Feehery argued that Republicans must not oppose Obama and ram through amnesty if they control Congress. "They should pass immigration reform, pronto," he wrote in Tuesday´s The Hill. Though former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was ousted because of his support for amnesty, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has reportedly told Obama that there

Climate change may add billions
to wildfire costs, study says
Los Angeles Times, by Cindy Carcamo and Michael Muskal    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/17/2014 10:28:20 AM     Post Reply
As wildfires burned in California, a study by several major environmental groups estimated that climate change could mean that future blazes will be much larger and add billions of dollars to already costly losses. The 46-page study released Tuesday, titled "Flammable Planet: Wildfires and the Social Cost of Carbon," is part of an ongoing project by three groups to examine what it calls the missing risks, such as wildfires, that climate change can make more expensive. The groups are the Environmental Defense Fund, the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

9 Top Questions for the
Benghazi Select Committee
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/17/2014 9:46:39 AM     Post Reply
The long-awaited House Select Committee on Benghazi begins its historic open hearings today. The chair is Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a no-nonsense former federal and state prosecutor now in his second House term. The 50-year-old Gowdy´s challenges include herding GOP colleagues in a coherent investigative direction while combating the anticipated pre-election obfuscations and complaints of Democrats eager to protect President Obama and his wannabe successor Hillary Clinton. But the committee´s most important duty is ferreting out credible answers to thousands of questions about the deadly night of 9/11/12.

Air passengers forced to wait 2 hours
for VIP politician stage revolt,
kick him off flight
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 9/17/2014 9:19:46 AM     Post Reply
Resentment over the arrogance of ruling elites has boiled over. While reports of air rage in the United States are increasingly common, the phenomenon of resentment over the indignities of contemporary air travel is global. An awesome video (below) includes: We´ve taken it for too long... you should apologize to the these passengers...you should be ashamed of yourself

  


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Ukrainian politician gets dumped
in a garbage bin by angry mob
Sidney Morning Herald, by Ishaan Tharoor    Original Article
Posted By: WhamDBambam- 9/17/2014 9:17:05 AM     Post Reply
Video emerged Tuesday from Kiev of an angry mob frog-marching a member of parliament and literally dumping him in the garbage. Vitaly Zhuravsky is held down by his assailants, splashed with water and buffeted by a loose tire before getting wheeled away in the dumpster and retrieved by some conspicuously disinterested security personnel. Zhuravsky is a former member of the political party of former president Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted following months of protests in February. Some reports suggest he was targeted because of his role in the passage of a bill in January that restricted freedom of speech.

Don´t Blame the NFL
American Thinker, by Jack Cashill    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 9/17/2014 9:04:09 AM     Post Reply
On the opening weekend of the 2014 NFL season, 1696 players suited up for game one. Of these, 1694 are in their twenties and thirties. Based on a survey I did of the AFC South division a few years ago, roughly 1170 of these players are African American. A few have gotten into trouble lately. (snip)What the media rarely discuss, and then only gingerly, is how black NFL players have fared compared to young black men not in the NFL. The answer, unfortunately, is much too well. According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, one in three black men can expect

Fake Holocaust Survivor Eva Steiner Moseley
Gets Elizabeth Warren to Endorse Hamas
FrontPage.com, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: ROLANDDD- 9/17/2014 8:44:33 AM     Post Reply
Like Hedy Epstein, Eva Steiner Moseley is another fake Holocaust survivor who uses phony claims of being a Holocaust survivor to attack Israel and support terrorists. Eva Moseley is even more fake than Hedy Epstein because she and her family moved to New York in 1939. Moseley is a more honest fraud because she describes her fake Holocaust survivor routine as her ‘schtick’. In a shockingly unguarded moment, she wrote the following email to her comrades at the Peace Commission: “I can do my “I escaped from Nazi Vienna and am unhappy with what Israel does” schtick, if you think that would

Israeli Christians´ New Nationality:
Aramaean, not Arab
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ido Ben Porat    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/17/2014 8:26:32 AM     Post Reply
130,000 of Israel´s 160,000 Christians, hitherto registered as Arabs, are expected to re-register as Aramaeans; their leaders are ecstatic. Interior Minister Gideon Saar has instructed the Population, Immigration and Border Authority (PIBA) to allow the registration of a new nationality – Aramaean – in the identity cards of Christian citizens who were registered as Arabs until now. In a letter to PIBA Director Amnon Ben-Ami, Saar wrote that he has “received three opinions according to which the existence of the Aramaean nationality is clear and obvious, as required by the Supreme Court´s ruling.” "The conditions required by the ruling for proving

Analysts Warn ISIS
Terrorists May Attack Russia
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ari Yashar    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/17/2014 8:16:05 AM     Post Reply
According to several senior US analysts, the Islamic State (ISIS) extremist jihadi danger not only threatens western Europe--the presence of hundreds of Chechen fighters in the ISIS ranks puts Russia squarely under the cross-hairs as well. [Snip] "This message is addressed to you, oh (Russian President) Vladimir Putin," said an ISIS terrorist in the video. "These are your aircraft which you sent to (Syrian President) Bashar (Assad), and with the help of Allah we’ll send them back to you. Remember this. And with the permission of Allah, we’ll liberate Chechnya and all the Caucasus." Marvin Kalb, senior adviser to the Washington-based Pulitzer

  



Listen to the Americans: you can´t
defeat Isil without ground troops
Telegraph [UK], by Con Coughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/17/2014 8:07:52 AM     Post Reply
I´ve been saying it for weeks--you can´t defeat Isil without putting boots on the ground. And now US General Martin Dempsey, the head of the American Armed Forces, has confirmed what anyone with a reasonable understanding of what is required to defeat Isil knows, that some form of Western ground forces will be needed if this threat is to be fully destroyed. [Snip] The campaign to destroy Isil will be more akin to how we approached the initial invasion of Afghanistan in 2001: Western forces working in conjunction with pro-Western allies such as the Northern Alliance--or France´s military intervention in

By glamorising YouTube beheadings,
we make Isil murderers celebrities
Telegraph [UK], by Willard Foxton    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/17/2014 7:59:35 AM     Post Reply
A British man spouts nonsense in front of a camera, does something incredibly stupid, becomes an internet video hit. It happens every couple of months, but never before in a way that’s done so much to impact policy as the “Isil” murder videos. Whether you want to or not, you can’t avoid the images of the beheadings of US journalists and UK aid workers in the last couple of weeks. The murderer, “Jihadi John”, as we’ve taken to calling him, is doubtless pleased with his notoriety, with the fact he´s graced the front pages of newspapers back in the UK.

Dempsey: Half Of Iraqi Army
Not Ok As Us Partners
Associated Press, by Robert Burns    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 9/17/2014 7:53:53 AM     Post Reply
PARIS -- About half of Iraq´s army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group´s territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former wartime commander of U.S. training programs in Iraq, said a renewed U.S. training effort might revive the issue of gaining legal immunity from Iraqi prosecution for those U.S. troops who are training the Iraqis. The previous Iraqi

Alex Salmond should be
praying for a narrow No
Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/17/2014 7:46:56 AM     Post Reply
Judging by facial expression and body language alone, I would guess that Alex Salmond´s private polling is telling him that he has lost. And if there is a "No" victory is by a small-ish margin, that will be the best possible outcome for him personally. As he says himself, this decision will be forever. There will be no repetition (mercifully) of this ugly experiment in mob initimidation and bare-faced lying. [Snip] But if he wins, as he must by now be suspecting if he is not utterly delusional, he will have to face the truly terrible consequences of his reckless

Jewish Group Condemns Biden’s
‘Offensive’ Reference To ‘Shylocks’
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 9/17/2014 7:45:07 AM     Post Reply
Vice President Joe Biden’s casual use of an expression deemed anti-Semitic by many has drawn sharp condemnation from the Anti-Defamation League. Biden referred to bankers who take advantage of military men and women serving overseas as “Shylocks.” The term comes from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, in which the villain Shylock is a greedy Jewish moneylender who infamously asks for a “pound of flesh” as payment. “Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful,” said Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman. Biden was speaking to the Legal Services Corporation,

Can Obama Keep His Generals in
Check in the War Against ISIS?
Daily Beast, by Eli Lake    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 9/17/2014 7:42:39 AM     Post Reply
In his major address explaining America’s new war against ISIS, President Obama pledged that there would be no U.S. combat troops. On Tuesday, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he may recommend ground forces in the future. The White House is seeking to gloss over the rift between the president and his top general, but it is clear that just below the waterline Obama is not on the same page as the commanders who will be leading the new fight. U.S. military officials and members of Congress have complained privately for weeks that Obama appears

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