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Tiger Woods voted PGA Tour
player of the year
Baltimore Sun [Maryland], by David Wharton    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/28/2013 12:02:08 PM     Post Reply
Despite failing to win a major championship, Tiger Woods has been voted player of the year by his peers on the PGA Tour. Woods won five tournaments this season -- three more than anyone else -- as well as earning the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average at 68.95 and the money title at $8.5 million-plus. Those numbers returned him to No. 1 in the world rankings after a rough stretch of injuries and scandal. "There were a lot of people saying I could never win again," Woods said on a conference call. "To have the success I´ve had this

Man Posing As Federal Agent
Robbing People On South Side
Sun Times Media Wire [Chicago], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/28/2013 12:00:11 PM     Post Reply
A man calling himself “Officer Franklin” is posing as a federal agent to rob people on the South Side. The man approaches victims in a tan SUV, pulls over to talk to people on the sidewalk and identifies himself as an agent or “Officer Franklin,” according to a community alert from Area South detectives. The robber convinces people to get into the SUV under the guise of a criminal investigation, then drives them a short distance and robs them with a silver semi-automatic handgun, police said. He does not show police credentials or wear a uniform.

No. 2 US Nuke Commander
Suspended Amid Probe
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/28/2013 11:49:21 AM     Post Reply
Washington—The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces has been suspended and is under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigation Command, officials said Saturday. The highly unusual action against a high-ranking officer at U.S. Strategic Command was made more than three weeks ago but not publicly announced. Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler, the commander of Strategic Command, suspended the deputy commander, Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, from his duties on Sept. 3, according to the command´s top spokeswoman, Navy Capt. Pamela Kunze. He is still assigned to the command but is prohibited

  


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Politico: No Conflict of Interest
In Marriage of MSNBC´s Alex
Wagner To Exec. Dir. of Michelle
Obama´s ´Let´s Move´
Newsbusters, by Mark Finkelstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/28/2013 11:35:44 AM     Post Reply
To imitate the inimitable James Taranto: HA HA HA HA. Politico has cleared MSNBC host Alex Wagner of any conflict of interest stemming from her impending marriage to Sam Kaas, the Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama´s "Let’s Move!" initiative. According to Politico´s Dylan Byers [emphasis added], "We won´t call this a conflict of interest because who doesn´t love a man who can cook, and really, the White House Chef and Let´s Move! role is arguably rather apolitical. Many a White House chef has served multiple administrations from either side of the spectrum." Uh, yeah, but Kaas is a former

52% want bullet train
stopped, poll finds
Los Angeles Times, by Ralph Vartabedian    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/28/2013 11:24:43 AM     Post Reply
A majority of voters want the California bullet train project stopped and consider it a waste of money, even as state political leaders have struggled to bolster public support and make key compromises to satisfy critics, a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll found. Statewide, 52% of the respondents said the $68-billion project to link Los Angeles and San Francisco by trains traveling up to 220 mph should be halted. Just 43% said it should go forward. The poll also shows that cracks in voter support are extending to some traditional allies, such as Los Angeles-area Democrats,

US officials: Hackers in Iran
likely responsible for Navy
computer intrusion
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/28/2013 11:14:43 AM     Post Reply
Washington—U.S. officials say an unclassified Navy computer network was breached about two weeks ago by hackers believed to be linked to Iran. Officials say it appears the hackers may been working as proxies for the Iranian government. Cyberattacks originating in Iran have been a persistent issue for U.S. government and businesses, particularly energy companies. Officials would not discuss the details of the incident but said it was a low-level intrusion into the Navy Marine Corps Intranet. Cybersecurity experts have said Iran has been escalating its efforts to infiltrate U.S. networks, but other intelligence officials said they have seen

Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey
to team for drone tests
Baltimore Sun [Maryland], by Matthew Hay Brown    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/28/2013 10:52:54 AM     Post Reply
Maryland has agreed to work with Virginia and New Jersey on research into unmanned aircraft, a move that could strengthen Maryland´s bid to land one of the six drone test sites to be awarded this year by the Federal Aviation Administration. The three states are among the 25 finalists seeking an FAA-sanctioned site to study how unmanned aircraft might safely be integrated into U.S. airspace. The FAA is scheduled to announce the six winners by Dec. 31. In a letter this week to the heads of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the FAA, Gov. Martin O´Malley, Virginia Gov.

  


  

Graham: Those Who Cause
Government Shutdown Will Be
Enemies for Life
Roll Call [Washington, DC], by Niels Lesniewski    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/28/2013 10:43:23 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Lindsey Graham may face a tea party challenge back home, but he’s not shying away from blasting the strategy of fellow GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah — and he had some choice words for any Republican or Democrat who causes a government shutdown. “If the government shuts down, it’s not what you think it would be. I have actually experienced that,” Graham said. “If anybody creates a process where our military doesn’t get paid, and their families, they’re going to make an enemy … of me for life.”

Confederate battle flag-raising
scheduled Saturday south of Richmond
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Bubbasuncle- 9/28/2013 10:39:32 AM     Post Reply
CHESTER, Va. — A Confederate battle flag-raising that has stirred a strong response in Richmond is scheduled at a private location south of the city. Sponsors of the flag-raising say a memorial service will be held Saturday morning in Chesterfield County. Organizers say the 10-by-15-foot flag will be visible from busy Interstate 95. In Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy, the flag-raising has been criticized by many who consider the Confederate flag a symbol of division. Nearly 25,000 have signed an online petition in opposition to the flag-raising, and many are countering the Chesterfield County event with displays of

Where Has Paul Ryan Been During
the Latest Shutdown Debate?
Roll Call [Washington, DC], by Matt Fuller     Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/28/2013 10:34:54 AM     Post Reply
With Congress locked in near-continuous budget and debt limit battles, one influential lawmaker has been noticeably quiet this year. Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the House Budget chairman and the GOP’s 2012 vice presidential candidate, has been a trusted, go-to source on budget and fiscal issues in the party for years. Yet the Wisconsin Republican has not, seemingly, been at the forefront of the most recent fight over a stopgap spending bill, nor has he been a loud voice on the debt limit. And that has some Republicans scratching their heads. “It’s a legitimate question. I have no idea,”

What´s wrong with being right?
Spectator [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/28/2013 10:33:12 AM     Post Reply
I’m trying to imagine what Britain would look like under a Ukip/Conservative coalition with Cameron as PM and Farage as his deputy. The idea fills me with horror. [Snip] It would be a nightmare, I tell you, a complete bloody nightmare. Whatever would there be left for people like me to write about? Luckily, it’s not going to happen for at least three reasons. The first is that things you want to happen in politics never do happen: instead--which is why my old mucker Dave is more consummate a politician than I’ll ever be-- it’s all about compromise, double–dealing and

  


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Most Americans unaware ObamaCare
launches next week, poll finds
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sam Baker    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/28/2013 10:27:30 AM     Post Reply
Most Americans don´t know that ObamaCare´s new insurance marketplaces are set to open next week, according to a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. In Kaiser´s latest tracking poll, 64 percent of respondents didn´t know when the law´s new insurance marketplaces open. Fifteen percent knew the correct date, Oct. 1, while another 20 percent chose specific but incorrect dates. (Snip) The poll found even less awareness of the new marketplaces among the uninsured Americans who stand to benefit most from the healthcare law. Among uninsured respondents, 74 percent did not know when the exchanges launch, compared with 12 percent

Tunisia´s ruling Islamists
accept plan to step down
Reuters, by Tarek Amara*    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/28/2013 10:20:10 AM     Post Reply
Tunis - Tunisia´s Islamist-led government on Saturday agreed to resign after negotiations that could start next week with secular opponents to form a caretaker administration and prepare for new elections. The talks aim to end weeks of crisis involving the Islamist-led coalition government and secular opposition parties that threatened to derail the transition to democracy in the North African country where the Arab Spring uprisings began in 2011. Tunisia´s powerful UGTT labor union, mediating between the two sides, proposed the ruling Islamist Ennahda party agree to three weeks of negotiations, after which it would step down and make way for

Iran nuclear: Rivals rally as
Rouhani returns from UN
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/28/2013 10:04:32 AM     Post Reply
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been met by hardline protesters chanting "Death to America" on his return from the UN forum in New York. During his trip, President Rouhani had signalled a shift in tone on Iran´s controversial nuclear programme. This culminated in a phone call with US President Barack Obama - the first such top-level conversation in 30 years. Hundreds of people gathered at Tehran airport, with supporters hailing the trip and opponents throwing shoes. [Snip] An Agence France-Presse journalist said some 200-300 supporters gathered outside the airport to thank

Nobody can Deny Violent Islam
American Thinker, by James Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 9/28/2013 9:54:58 AM     Post Reply
No one can deny the nature of jihad after last week´s horrors in Kenya were broadcast around the world. Everybody who saw the brutal Nairobi mall killings gets it. But our profoundly corrupt and Muslim-penetrated media and political class will keep denying those horrors. British PM David Cameron just made the usual nauseating pronouncement that "Islam means peace." The ruling classes in the West were able to twist and cover up the truth after 9/11. They are desperate to peddle denial, because they are deeply afraid that popular outrage will destroy their power. Hillary hired a Muslim Brotherhood loyalist, Huma Abedin,

  


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Baroness Thatcher´s ashes laid to rest
Telegraph [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/28/2013 9:48:37 AM     Post Reply
Baroness Thatcher´s ashes were laid to rest today in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Members of her family including her children Sir Mark and Carol Thatcher attended a short church service in the chapel of the central London site before a solid oak casket containing her ashes was placed in the ground. A headstone bearing the simple inscription "Margaret Thatcher 1925 - 2013" was being erected on top of her final resting place in the leafy grounds of the hospital. [Snip] Twelve Chelsea Pensioners dressed in their distinctive scarlet coats formed a guard of honour as her ashes

China wins $2 billion oil
deal in Uganda
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/28/2013 9:41:25 AM     Post Reply
China´s state-owned CNOOC has secured a $2-billion deal to develop a petroleum field in Uganda and help propel the east African nation into the club of oil-producing countries, an official said Friday. "This is a major breakthrough as a country, Uganda´s junior energy minister Peter Lokeris told AFP, confirming that a deal had been reached earlier this month with the China National Offshore Oil Corporation. "It is a milestone towards making us self-sustaining as far as oil and gas production is concerned," he added. (Snip) Uganda has oil reserves estimated at 3.5 billion barrels but the path to production

Remember to Unplug the
Refrigerator, Conservatives
American Thinker, by Robert Oscar Lopez    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 9/28/2013 9:40:11 AM     Post Reply
In one of his more disgraceful outbursts, John McCain recently blasted Ted Cruz (snip) Maybe I am misreading McCain´s response to Cruz, but I infer that the implication here is: we are all slaves by nature and must submit to whichever coterie has attained power over the ever-growing and self-enriching amoeba of Washington, D.C. I felt hurt. Then I felt angry. Then I wondered if there is some deeper metaphysics to what McCain said. Is he perhaps striking at some eternal wisdom about the human condition -- resistance is futile? Or is John McCain just very old?

GOP: An increase in the debt limit must
be tied to a decrease in the spending
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/28/2013 9:34:59 AM     Post Reply
Right now, we have a golden opportunity to fix the problems coming out of Washington. By an overwhelming margin, Americans believe any debt ceiling increase should be coupled with solutions that help solve our debt and grow our economy. Republicans have put forward a plan that does just that. It contains cuts and real reforms to build a 21st century economy from approving the Keystone pipeline and fixing our outdated tax code to delaying the president’s health care law.

After retirement, Bob Bogan´s
second job was volunteering
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, by Jan Uebelherr    Original Article
Posted By: Piercentire- 9/28/2013 9:29:49 AM     Post Reply
For nearly 40 years he worked in the shoe department at Gimbel´s — a job he took after serving as a signalman in the Navy in World War II and Korea His friendly nature made him a natural at sales, and he soon went from salesman to manager. But it was in retirement that Bob Bogan "really took off into the volunteer work," said his stepdaughter, Vickie Schuh. (Snip) In his volunteer years, Bogan visited the bedside of veterans in hospice care with his dog Sable, founded a prostate cancer support group and led an exercise class called "Dumbbells at Work" at the Washington Park Senior Center. He died Sunday of complications of age at a Germantown care home. He was 89.

  



No train wreck for POTUS; ObamaCare
"is going to work," he says
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/28/2013 9:12:27 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. This Tuesday is an important day for families, businesses and our economy. It’s the day a big part of the Affordable Care Act kicks in, and tens of millions of Americans will finally have the same chance to buy quality, affordable health care as everyone else. It’s also the day that a group of far-right Republicans in Congress might choose to shut down the government and potentially damage the economy just because they don’t like this law.

Irish Army ranger hero saved hundreds
in Nairobi shopping mall siege
Irish Central [NY], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/28/2013 9:04:41 AM     Post Reply
A mysterious Irish Army ranger is among the unsung heroes who saved hundreds of terrified shoppers who were trapped inside the Westgate mall in the midst of the terrorist attack last Saturday. (Snip) Ranger Wing. The Irish Independent reports that the Irishman was about to leave the mall as the siege began. He then ran back inside with a former British soldier. Two Asian men then gave the two men guns before the four ran into an underground car park where they found more than 200 shoppers and staff hiding. It is understood the four men brought the group

US Census shows seven
Times More Irish Americans
than population of Ireland
Irish Central [NY], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 9/28/2013 8:53:13 AM     Post Reply
According to Census data, there are 39.6 million American who claim Irish heritage including five million who say they are of Scots Irish heritage. That number is almost seven times larger than the entire population of Ireland (6.3 million). After German, Irish is the most common ancestry of Americans. Now Jed Kulko, chief economist for Trulia, has created a map showing the areas with the most concentrated number of Irish Americans. “Irish Americans are at least 5 percent of the population in most counties across the U.S., and 10 percent or more in most of New England, New York state,

How to Constitutionally
Fund the Government
National Review Online, by Andrew C. McCarthy    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/28/2013 8:35:30 AM     Post Reply
Republican leaders are right: There was a flaw in Ted Cruz’s plan to defund Obamacare: He took Republican leaders seriously. Senator Cruz, along with Senator Mike Lee and House conservatives, devised a strategy to forestall the unpopular socialized-medicine scheme that Democrats unilaterally rammed through Congress in 2010. They would starve it of funds, not unlike the way Democrats and Republicans have slashed funds for fence construction along the Mexican border, even though the fence has been the law of the land for seven years. The Obamacare defunding strategy, though, depended on Republican fidelity to a ballyhooed campaign promise to reform Washington’s

Shoes, eggs & rocks
at Rouhani homecoming
Times of Israel, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 9/28/2013 8:35:16 AM     Post Reply
Iranian protesters threw shoes, eggs and stones on Saturday at the car of President Hasan Rouhani, back from a five-day trip to New York to speak at the UN General Assembly. The president got a mixed reception at the airport, as several dozen hardline Islamists chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” as his motorcade drew away. New York Times reporter Thomas Edrbrink, who is based in Tehran, described the airport scene as chaotic, with one person almost being driven over by the convoy.

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