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Man killed, 17 others injured in
gun violence since Friday
Sun-Times [Chicago IL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/29/2013 8:48:41 AM     Post Reply
One person was killed and at least 17 others were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, authorities said. A man was shot and killed in the street in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood late Sunday, police said. The man, 27, was shot in the left eye near East 76th Street and South Greenwood Avenue and was dead on the scene, authorities said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the fatality, but did not release the man’s name early Monday pending notification of relatives. The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred early Monday

‘Iron Man’ collects, protects
old cannonballs in Charleston
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Glenn Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/29/2013 8:46:54 AM     Post Reply
Behind a two-story home on a rural Lowcountry road, long-forgotten relics from a more than century-old conflict lie marinating in electrolyte baths so that future generations might someday see them up close. Dozens of cannonballs, mortar shells and other munitions used in the Civil War sit in water-filled barrels that are juiced with a small electrical charge that travels along a maze of wires from a battery. It’s part of a year-long process to remove iron oxide, salt water and rust to keep the aged armaments from chipping, cracking and crumbling when they are exposed to the air after years

Economy not on Organizing for
Action’s ‘Action August’ agenda
Daily Caller (Washington DC), by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/29/2013 8:41:15 AM     Post Reply
Organizing for Action, the nonprofit organization assembled from the remnants of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, is pushing for the president’s second-term agenda during a month-long “Action August” of advocacy and fundraising — but don’t expect to hear about the economy. Beginning on Obama’s birthday, August 4, OFA will spend the month promoting the administration’s top issues ahead of the 2014 midterm elections: the benefits of enrolling early in Obamacare (August 4), immigration reform (August 5), climate change (August 13), gun control (August 21), and immigration reform again (August 31).

  


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Fire Brigade To Handcuffs
Users: Don´t Get Stuck
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/29/2013 8:36:54 AM     Post Reply
LONDON — London firefighters say they have freed hundreds of people with body parts trapped in household objects in the last three years, including 18 children with heads stuck in potties or toilet seats and 79 people trapped in handcuffs. The London Fire Brigade speculated that the popularity of erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" may account for a rise in handcuffs-related emergencies. "I don´t know whether it´s the ´Fifty Shades´ effect, but the number of incidents involving items like handcuffs seems to have gone up,

Threats from self-proclaimed ´Islamist
jihadist´prompt Fort Collins police
to caution religious organizations
Coloradoan [Ft Collins CO], by Madeline Novey    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/29/2013 8:36:33 AM     Post Reply
Fort Collins police have asked local religious organizations to keep an eye out for suspicious behavior after a self-proclaimed “Islamist jihadist” threatened Mormons and Catholics “would be destroyed” in the next two weeks, a memo sent by authorities said. (Snip) Rev. Steven Voss said the Archdiocese of Denver shared with him on Friday the Fort Collins Police Services memo and reading its words of caution made his “blood run cold.” But between Sunday Masses at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 300 W. Mountain Ave., Voss said he’s “pretty confident” he and his parishioners won’t have an interaction

Who Serves in the Military?
Powerline, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/29/2013 8:32:05 AM     Post Reply
Peter Robinson at Ricochet directs attention to a study by the Heritage Foundation of military enlistment to population ratios by region. It tells us that, generally speaking, folks from Red States are much more inclined to serve in the military than folks from Blue States. (Snip) The Heritage Foundation study also explodes the myth that military service disproportionately attracts men and women from disadvantaged backgrounds. To the contrary, the study shows that U.S. military service disproportionately attracts enlisted personnel and officers who do not come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Anthony Weiner ´a waste of
space´: Key Dems tell NY
mayor wannabe to end run
New York Daily News, by Michael Walsh and Erin Durkin    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/29/2013 7:43:18 AM     Post Reply
Now even top aides to President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton are calling for Anthony Weiner to pull out of the race for New York mayor — but the former congressman hardened his stance Sunday that he would fight on amid scandal and the departure of his campaign manager. “At this point, it’s absurd. He is not going to be the next mayor of New York. He is wasting time and space,” Democratic strategist David Axelrod, who guided Obama to victory twice, said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

  


  

Obama’s hunt for a legacy —
the politics of division
Washington Times, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 7/29/2013 7:39:25 AM     Post Reply
With his signature second-term agenda priorities — gun control and amnesty — all but dead, President Obama has once again begun to search for someone — anyone — to blame. See, none of this is his fault. Five years of sky-high unemployment, an out-of-control federal deficit, spending run amok, gas prices twice what they were in 2008: Not His Fault. Yes, he did promise to be the great savior of America (he even pledged that the sea levels would drop under his leadership, remember?),

Police: Would-be Waffle House
bandit shot by customer
Atlanta Journal Constitution, by Mike Morris    Original Article
Posted By: Hermoine- 7/29/2013 7:35:43 AM     Post Reply
A would-be robber was shot early Monday when he tried to hold up a south Fulton County Waffle House, police said. Union City police Det. Gloria Hodgson said the suspect entered the Waffle House in the 4300 block of Jonesboro Road just before 2 a.m., “brandishing a pistol and demanding money.” A customer inside the 24-hour diner shot the robbery suspect, Hodgson said. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately available.

Turning public schools into forts
Washington Times (D.C), by John W. Whitehead    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/29/2013 7:28:07 AM     Post Reply
As surveillance cameras, metal detectors, police patrols, zero-tolerance policies, lockdowns, drug-sniffing dogs and strip searches become the norm in elementary, middle and high schools across the nation, America is on a fast track to raising up an Orwellian generation — one populated by compliant citizens accustomed to living in a police state and who march in lockstep to the dictates of the government. Yet as I point out in my book, “A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State,” with every school police raid and overzealous punishment that is carried out in the name of school safety,

Obama Realizes People
Don´t Like Obamacare
Townhall, by Heather Ginsberg    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/29/2013 7:21:58 AM     Post Reply
Even President Obama has now given up on trying to make Americans like his health care policy. In an interview with The New York Times, President Obama said that he can’t turn around public opinion on Obamacare through a PR push, but instead people will begin to appreciate the law once it goes into affect. Even though polls show that the majority of people do not like the Obamacare law, the president still seems to believe that once they are forced to purchase health insurance, or pay a penalty, everyone will start to love it.

  


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‘I’m huge, I can help you’: How
Anthony Weiner promised to help
his online lover get a $5,000-a-month
condo in Chicago where they could
secretly meet up for sex
Daily Mail [UK], by Sarah Nathan, Hugo Daniel    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/29/2013 6:54:34 AM     Post Reply
Disgraced Anthony Weiner bragged he could help his secret sexting partner secure a $5,000-a-month condo in Chicago where they could meet up for sex--telling her: ‘I’m huge, I can help you.’ Brunette Sydney Leathers, sensationally revealed as the New York mayoral candidate’s online lover, today exclusively tells MailOnline how Weiner fantasised about making love with her in the pad. [Snip] Bragging about his influence, Weiner also claimed that he wanted to get Sydney a pass to the Democratic National Convention last year--as well as a job at the Politico website. In her tell-all interview, Sydney claims that

Colonel George ‘Bud’ Day, R.I.P.
FrontPage, by Peter Collier    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/29/2013 6:51:36 AM     Post Reply
America is a poorer place today, a place whose reservoir of valor and determination has been depleted, because George “Bud” Day passed away over the weekend at the age of 88. He was a synecdoche for heroism, a military man’s military man. At Medal of Honor get-togethers, his fellow recipients, all of whom had accomplished legendary feats of bravery of their own, would pay special attention when Bud Day appeared. Bud was at war on behalf of America most of his life and never called a truce even as age and infirmity slowed him down.

Earthquakes ´contribute to global
warming by releasing greenhouse
gas from the ocean floor´
Daily Mail [UK], by Helen Lawson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/29/2013 6:48:02 AM     Post Reply
Earthquakes may contribute to global warming by releasing greenhouse gas from the ocean floor, a study suggests. Scientists uncovered evidence that a large earthquake in 1945 released more than seven million cubic metres of methane into the North Arabian Sea. The discovery exposes a natural source of greenhouse gas emissions that has not been considered before, they claim. As a greenhouse gas, methane is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide, but less abundant in the atmosphere. Enormous quantities of methane are locked in icy structures called hydrates on the floors of the continental shelves surrounding the Earth´s land

If we´re cracking down on Twitter
abuse, can we include Richard
Dawkins and the atheist trolls?
Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/29/2013 6:41:27 AM     Post Reply
There´s a lot of talk at the moment about civilising Twitter--and it´s a conversation that we need to have. [Snip] So this gives me an opportunity to flag up a particular kind of abuse that´s annoyed me for a long time: aggressive online atheism. Don´t get me wrong: this is in no way comparable to the terrible sexual abuse that has recently gained headlines. But it´s still amazing how people feel that they can casually mock the spiritual and emotional convictions of others--including Tweeting directly at believers that God doesn´t exist and they´re either liars or idiots for saying

  


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Obama, Alinksy and the Devil
American Thinker, by Kevin Jackson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/29/2013 6:35:03 AM     Post Reply
When people ask me, "Why would Obama want to destroy America" -- at least the America that most Conservatives know and love? It´s simple. Why wait for Hell, when you can create Hell on Earth? We often hear of Liberals use of Alinsky´s Rules for Radicals, and people discuss Alinsky´s organizing abilities. What they omit is his underlying philosophy. Alinsky built his organizing model on a love of creating hell. Saul Alinsky interview in Playboy, 1972 ALINSKY: Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I´ve been with the have-nots. Over here, if you´re a have-not, you´re short of dough.

IRS: Obamacare for Thee
but Not For Me
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/29/2013 6:35:02 AM     Post Reply
Among the most offensive features of the ironically titled “Affordable Care Act” is its designation of the Internal Revenue Service as the main enforcer of the law’s many mandates, taxes, penalties and reporting requirements. It exponentially increases the power of a group of bureaucrats notorious for repeatedly abusing their authority. Now, highlighting the growing gulf between the government and the governed that has become the hallmark of the Obama era, these IRS enforcers are asking their congressional representatives to spare them the indignity of enrolling in Obamacare’s insurance exchanges.

Iraq violence: Wave of deadly
car bombs targets Shias
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/29/2013 6:34:31 AM     Post Reply
A wave of car bombs has killed at least 48 people in mostly Shia areas of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and in other cities around the country. More than 100 people were wounded in the attacks, police and medics said. More than 2,500 Iraqis have died in attacks since April, the UN says--with violence at its highest since 2008. The spike comes amid heightened Shia-Sunni tensions. Sunnis say they are being marginalised by Prime Minister Nouri Maliki´s Shia-led government. The Baghdad bombs, hidden in parked cars, hit markets and car parks in several areas of the city, police say.

Peggy Noonan: Obama Got To
Point Where People Stopped Listening To
Him Faster Than Most Presidents
Newbusters, by Noel Shepphard    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 7/29/2013 6:31:50 AM     Post Reply
"I think every president in the intense media environment we have now, certainly every two-term president, gets to a point where the American people stop listening, stop leaning forward hungrily for information. I think this president got there earlier than most presidents. And I think he´s in that time now."So said the Wall Street Journal´s Peggy Noonan on ABC´s This Week Sunday.

And the Oscar Goes to...
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin!
American Thinker, by M. Catharine Evans    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 7/29/2013 6:27:57 AM     Post Reply
Through their nakedly deceptive public speaking tours, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, parents of Trayvon Martin, are all but ensuring that a high percentage of American black males will continue to end up in the cradle-to-prison pipeline. By glorifying their son´s lifestyle, they push young wayward blacks away from the truth and into further trouble. If ever there was a case to be made that some black parents bear responsibility for their kids´ criminal behavior, Martin´s and Fulton´s debut on the national stage proves it.

  



Empress Hillary, 2016
American Thinker, by Stella Paul    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/29/2013 6:27:05 AM     Post Reply
Hillary has already ordered the diamond tiara and gold scepter for her 2016 coronation, and a whole village of enslaved Chinese orphans is weaving her red carpet right now. Sooner than you can say "Obama who?" Hillary will ascend to her rightful position of World Empress. The optics will dazzle us. Adorned in a floor length cape made from the dead cats of Bill´s mistresses, she will bless us all from her 20-foot- platinum throne, gifted by our dear friends in Saudi Arabia.

On the brink again
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/29/2013 6:20:16 AM     Post Reply
Egypt has undergone so much turmoil over the past two years that it seems somewhat late in the day to urge the country’s leaders to “pull back from the brink”. That was the message issued yesterday by John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, after troops opened fire on a Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo on Saturday, killing dozens of demonstrators. Yet there is a palpable feeling that Western powers no longer have any serious influence over events in Egypt or elsewhere in the region. The fulminations of Washington, London and Paris against the regime of Bashar Assad in

Mitch McConnell, Darth Vader
National Review Online, by Robert Costa    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 7/29/2013 6:16:04 AM     Post Reply
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has just begun a primary race against Matt Bevin, a Louisville millionaire and conservative activist. It’s shaping up to be one of 2014’s marquee contests. But he doesn’t want to talk about it. Instead, in an interview at his Capitol office with National Review reporters, he keeps moving the conversation toward his Senate work, where he serves as Republican leader.Eventually, when one of my colleagues presses him again on the primary, McConnell dips his chin and looks coolly at the group. “I’m not going to get into a deep discussion of the campaign,” he says.

Occupy Governor Scott
American Spectator, by Larry Thornberry    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/29/2013 6:15:17 AM     Post Reply
Since three days after George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict, a rag-tag group of 30 to 50 malcontents has been indulging a messy snit with the American jury system in a hallway outside of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s office in the Capitol Building in Tallahassee. These idlers have camped there 24-7: eating, drinking, sleeping (along with some suggestions of other things) and generally making a mare’s nest of part of a building that is closed to public business at 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends. The cost of this puerile political theater isn’t trivial.

Get your filthy hands off my
shepherd´s pie, Chicago
Telegraph [UK], by Will Heaven    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/29/2013 6:12:51 AM     Post Reply
Come on holiday to Chicago and put on a stone*! That´s the message I received from the gruesome advert above, which appeared in a New York Times email this morning at quarter past nine, while I was trying to eat my breakfast. Thanks, guys. It´s a mud pie of a pizza, isn´t it? As if it´s been designed by someone who has never attempted to eat it. The cheese is multi-layered. Look at that sheen of grease. In the worst kind of way it´s just so… American. [Snip] I´m not a great cook, but I make a mean shepherd´s pie

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