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Target Data Breach Pits
Banks Against Retailers
Associated Press, by Marcy Gordon    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/4/2014 4:22:28 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- Banks and big retailers are locked in a debate over the breach of consumer data that gripped Target Corp. during the holiday season. At issue: Which industry bears more responsibility for protecting consumers´ personal information? The retailers´ argument: Banks must upgrade the security technology for the credit and debit cards they issue. The banks´ counterargument: Newer electronic-chip technology wouldn´t have prevented the Target breach. And retailers must tighten their own security systems for processing card payments. The finger-pointing is coming from two industries with considerable lobbying might. Their trade groups have been bombarding lawmakers with letters arguing why the other industry

Ted Cruz makes nice
Politico, by Manu Raju    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/4/2014 4:13:22 AM     Post Reply
At a GOP lunch last week, Sen. John McCain noted that “some crazy guy from Texas” stormed out during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. “Hey,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz chimed in, “I didn’t walk out of the State of the Union.” The packed room erupted in laughter. The exchange — referring to GOP Rep. Steve Stockman’s heavily publicized early exit — reflects thawing tensions between Cruz and his fellow GOP senators. After battling with Senate Republicans for much of 2013, prompting tense confrontations and occasional shouting matches, Cruz is starting to achieve what once seemed unthinkable: He’s getting

Klayman asks Supreme Court
to hear NSA case
Politico, by Josh Gerstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/4/2014 4:10:11 AM     Post Reply
The conservative legal activist who won the first court ruling questioning the legality of the National Security Agency´s massive phone-call tracking database is asking the Supreme Court to short circuit the normal appeals process and take up the case directly. Attorney Larry Klayman said he sent the unusual petition to the high court on Monday. "We went to the Supreme Court because, unlike the government, we´re not dragging our feet. We want a quick decision here," Klayman said in a brief phone interview Monday afternoon. A Justice Department spokesman had no immediate comment on the submission. The filing, known as

  


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In Takoma Park, a fading VFW
post gets a boost from its tie-
dyed neighbors
Washington Post, by Steve Hendrix    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/4/2014 4:05:09 AM     Post Reply
For more than 15 years, Bob Patten passed the little block building near his house — the one with the antiaircraft gun in the parking lot — without going inside. A self-described typical Takoma Park liberal (“retired peace activist turned bicycle transportation planner”), he’d never had much reason to pay a call on the town’s tiny VFW post. Now he’s become something of a regular. In the past year, he’s been to two concerts, a birthday party and a fundraiser for a nonprofit group in the one-room bar, downing $1.75 drafts alongside the former Marines, soldiers and other veterans who

Dana Loesch: I Was a Mean Liberal
Cybercast News Service, by Matt Vespa    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/4/2014 3:55:09 AM     Post Reply
This morning, conservative activist and radio host Dana Loesch was a guest host with the ladies of ABC´s The View. This disconcerted the anti-gun group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America, who made their displeasure known on social media. Regardless, Ms. Loesch showed up and discussed, amongst other things, why she switched from being a liberal to a conservative. In case you didn´t know, Loesch was a liberal, campaigned for the Clintons, was an active College Democrat, and did opposition research. "I was a mean one," she said. Yet, when she became a mother, Loesch´s views shifted dramatically.

Colonoscopies to be replaced by camera
that comes in a PILL as FDA green
lights revolutionary treatment
Daily Mail [UK], by Daily Mail Reporter & Associated Press    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/4/2014 3:19:28 AM     Post Reply
There are few medical procedures feared more than a colonoscopy. But what if there was another way to screen patients for colon cancer that´s much less intrusive? Now there is: The PillCam, an ingestible camera that takes high-speed photographs as it works its way through the digestive system and helps doctors spot polyps and other early signs of colon cancer was just cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. The device is designed for patients who have had trouble with the cringe-inducing colonoscopy procedure, which involves probing the large intestine with a tiny camera embedded in a four-foot long, flexible

American shares suffer biggest fall in
SEVEN MONTHS amid fears for US
growth and the global economy
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/4/2014 3:06:22 AM     Post Reply
For investors, February is starting off even rougher than January. U.S. stocks tumbled on Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 320 points after reports of sluggish U.S growth added to investor worries about the global economy. It was the biggest one-day decline for the blue-chip index in more than seven months. And the drop followed the Dow´s worst January performance since 2009. The market stumbled from the get-go, with U.S. stocks opening lower after declines in European and Japanese indexes. Then it quickly turned into a slide as a spate of discouraging economic data on everything

  


  

The EU is corrupt, and so are
national governments – it´s in the
nature of human organisation
Telegraph [UK], by Daniel Hannan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/4/2014 2:12:25 AM     Post Reply
For the EU to lecture the member states about corruption is rather like Al Capone lecturing the cops about corruption: the charge may have an element of truth, but it´s the chutzpah that draws the eye. I´ve blogged often enough about Brussels sleaze. [Snip] Ever since the first farms, the first villages, people have found ways to loot their neighbours. At first, marauding bands rustled livestock and pillaged crops, but it didn´t take long for such theft to be systematised through protection rackets, tithes, tolls and taxes. Social organisation, from the beginning, was based around the use of force to

Muslim Rape Culture
Front Page Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 2/4/2014 1:17:34 AM     Post Reply
No one knows the real name of the Port Hills Groper, the Muslim refugee who stalked and attacked over a dozen women jogging in Port Hills, even though he was arrested, tried and sentenced. Instead the New Zealand court gave him “permanent name suppression” to protect his status in his Muslim community. Judge Jane Farish, who had told a Maori rapist who had lured an Australian tourist into a dark street and beat her while trying to tear off her clothing “If I had my way I would release you today,” let the groper off with community service because his actions

Mohammed versus the Mountain
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/4/2014 12:39:21 AM     Post Reply
The first quarter of 2014 is shaping up like this: the Obama administration is going entirely on the defensive. Its domestic goal will be to stave off the emerging counterproposals to Obamacare, which is clearly in trouble. Internationally the administration will try to save its Iran nuclear nonproliferation deal, together with its linked handmaiden, the Syria policy. (Snip) The administration is finally coming to the realization that the glory days of “fundamentally transforming America”, of rolling victoriously across the steppe runnng down Republicans in its path are over. The consequences of its errors are now hemming it in on every

GOP principles present
dilemma on illegals’ rights
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/3/2014 11:13:26 PM     Post Reply
House Republicans’ new immigration principles may have complicated the politics of the issue for Democrats and immigrant rights advocates, who may end up having to choose between holding out for citizenship for most illegal immigrants or accepting a less-generous bill that could pass Congress this year. The principles, released at a GOP retreat last week, call for most illegal immigrants to get some legal status, but stops short of the sort of citizenship guarantee on which Democrats have insisted for years. Now, President Obama and his allies face the dilemma of either breaking their own principles or holding firm and

  


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With an immigration deal
possible, advocates mount
new push to end deportations
Washington Post, by David Nakamura    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/3/2014 11:11:01 PM     Post Reply
New momentum in Congress for a broad overhaul of border-control laws has prompted White House allies to demand that President Obama halt deportations of millions of illegal immigrants, many of whom would be allowed to remain in the country under a legislative deal. The advocates, including the AFL-CIO and pro-immigration groups, argue that Obama should use his executive authority to expand a 2012 decision that halted deportations of young people brought to the United States illegally by their parents. The administration’s aggressive approach to enforcement — which has resulted in nearly 2 million deportations during Obama’s tenure — makes little

Trader Joe´s drops black-
neighborhood store plan
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/3/2014 11:10:09 PM     Post Reply
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Trader Joe´s grocery-store chain has dropped a plan to open a new store in the heart of the city´s historically African-American neighborhood after activists said the development would price black residents out of the area. (Snip) It sent the city a letter saying it would "remain opposed to any development in N/NE Portland that does not primarily benefit the Black community." It said the grocery-store development would "increase the desirability of the neighborhood," for "non-oppressed populations." Mayor Charlie Hales and the urban renewal agency´s executive director, Patrick Quinton, signed a letter in January that described what

First Event of Sochi Olympics:
The Hotel Construction Sprint
New York Times, by David Segal    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 2/3/2014 11:10:06 PM     Post Reply
SOCHI, Russia — The official mascots for the Winter Olympics are a polar bear, a hare and a leopard. But walk around the complexes that will stage the Games here, with the opening ceremony Friday, and what seem more apt are a hand drill, a backhoe and a shovel. Much of Sochi is a work in progress, and parts of it look at least a dozen all-nighters away from completion. There are unfinished hotels, half-finished stores and a mall where the only shop that is open and thriving is a Cinnabon. Wander the premises over the course of a day

No funny business: Sochi
bathroom dos and don´ts
Fox Sports, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/3/2014 11:06:39 PM     Post Reply
By now you´ve all seen the communal commodes. But in addition to the privacy issues, a Twitter post shows Sochi bathroom goers may have a whole other set of rules to contend with while doing their business. This weekend, Canadian snowboarder Sebastien Toutant tweeted a photo from the bowels of a Sochi restroom. The six-paneled placard illustrated five bathroom don´ts in addition to the proper throne-sitting do. Fishing, of course, is out. Bowing to the porcelain gods is verboten. If the bowl squat is your jam, then you´re out of luck. The last square, however, is somewhat of a mystery.

  


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UPDATE 1-Without Keystone,
oil trains may cause 6 deaths
per year -US State Dept report
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/3/2014 11:02:33 PM     Post Reply
Replacing the Keystone XL pipeline with oil-laden freight trains from Canada may result in an average of six additional rail-related deaths per year, according to a U.S. State Department report that is adding to pressure for President Barack Obama to approve the line. The long-awaited study, released on Friday, focused on the environmental impact of TransCanada´s $5.4 billion pipeline, but also spent several pages analyzing the potential human impact of various ways to transport oil, using historical injury and fatality statistics for railways and oil pipelines.

Obama says Fox News´s O´Reilly
´absolutely´ unfair in extended interview
NBC News, by Andrew Rafferty    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/3/2014 11:00:02 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama said that he is “in a lot of ways” less liberal than former Republican President Richard Nixon and said Fox News Channel´s Bill O’Reilly has been “absolutely” unfair to him throughout his presidency in an interview that aired Monday night. “In a lot of ways Richard Nixon was more liberal than I was,” Obama said. “He started the EPA, started a whole lot of the regulatory state that has helped keep our air and water clean.” Obama´s comments came in response to O´Reilly asking him if he was “the most liberal president of all time.” Obama also listed Franklin

Former 2nd lady Joan Mondale
dies at age 83
Associated Press, by Brian Bakst    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/3/2014 10:46:13 PM     Post Reply
ST. PAUL, Minn.— Joan Mondale, who burnished a reputation as "Joan of Art" for her passionate advocacy for the arts while her husband was vice president and a U.S. ambassador, died Monday. She was 83. Walter Mondale, sons Ted and William and other family members were by her side when she died, the family said in a statement released by their church. The family had announced Sunday that she had gone into hospice care, but declined to discuss her illness. "Joan was greatly loved by many. We will miss her dearly," the former vice president said in a written statement.

US mattress merchant loses
$7m Super Bowl bet with customers
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/3/2014 10:23:12 PM     Post Reply
A Houston furniture store owner is out an estimated $7 million due to the Seattle Seahawks´ win in the Super Bowl on Sunday after losing a bet with customers who made hefty purchases at his stores. Jim McIngvale, known as "Mattress Mack," ran a 10-day promotion at his two Gallery Furniture stores promising customers their money back if the Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos in the National Football League championship. To win, customers needed to have purchased $6,000 worth of furniture and had it delivered before kickoff on Sunday night. McIngvale said about 1,000 people participated, buying an average of

´None of the above´ --- the Jeanne
Shaheen Protection Act of 2014
Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/3/2014 10:19:44 PM     Post Reply
Call it the Jeanne Shaheen Protection Act of 2014: New Hampshire Democrats have introduced a bill into the state legislature that would help incumbents by allowing voters to cast a ballot for "none of the above." The Democratic lawmakers promoting the bill frame it as a populist measure. “Real choice means people have to be able to withhold their consent,” state Rep. Charles Weed, who sponsored the "None of the above" bill, told the local CBS outlet. Another Democratic proponent suggested politicians would kill the bill out of fear that "none of the above" would get the most votes. “It’s

  



The Belarusian Connection
Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
Posted By: terry_tr6- 2/3/2014 10:08:19 PM     Post Reply
U.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website, raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans will be compromised.The intelligence agencies notified the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency in charge of the Healthcare.gov network, about their concerns last week. Specifically, officials warned that programmers in Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, were suspected of inserting malicious code that could be used for cyber attacks, according to U.S. officials familiar with the concerns.
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Christie bodyguard tried to
evade charges after stealing gun
supplies by name-dropping scandal-
plagued boss
New York Daily News, by Adam Edelman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/3/2014 9:57:26 PM     Post Reply
“Do you know who my boss is?” A bodyguard for Gov. Chris Christie is facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania for shoplifting gun supplies — despite trying to evade punishment by dropping the name of his scandal-plagued boss. William Carvounis, a New Jersey state trooper assigned to Christie’s security detail, reportedly stole $268 in merchandise from a Hamburg, Pa., hunting gear store earlier this month, including handgun grips, a pistol magazine and a hat. But when the 35-year-old Carvounis was arrested by police, he repeatedly mentioned that he worked for Christie and asked for a break on the charges, police sources

How A Simple New Invention
Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds
Popular Science, by Rose Pastore    Original Article
Posted By: Zarin- 2/3/2014 9:40:12 PM     Post Reply
An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast. When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into the body, to stop bleeding from an artery. It’s an agonizing process that doesn´t always work--if bleeding hasn´t stopped after three minutes of applying direct pressure, the medic must pull out all the gauze and start over again. It’s so painful, “you take the guy’s gun away first,”

Gen. Boykin to Congress: Religious Liberty
Must Be Affirmed, Cherished in Military
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/3/2014 9:37:05 PM     Post Reply
In a statement put into the record at a Jan. 29, 2014 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel, retired Lt. Gen. William “Gerry” Boykin, said religious liberty is a “core value of our nation,” and that religious beliefs “sustain” troops who face harm or death in the course of performing their duties. “In sum, religious freedom and expression is not something to be given begrudging accommodation,” Boykin, the former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command, said on behalf of the Family Research Council (FRC) as its executive vice president. “It is a core value

Ben Shapiro Actually Blames
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death
on ‘Broken Leftist Culture’
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/3/2014 9:30:15 PM     Post Reply
Less than 12 hours after actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose in his Manhattan apartment, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro thought it would be appropriate to mark the occasion by attributing his death to America’s “broken leftist culture.” In what could only have been a hastily-produced, 130-word blog post on the National Review’s website, Shapiro briefly praised the actor’s “talent” before using his untimely death to critique those godless Hollywood liberals. Below is Shapiro’s post in its entirety: Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the most talented actors of his generation, a leading man without

Tebow Blacklist Isn’t the
Beginning, It’s the End
Townhall, by John Ransom    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/3/2014 9:28:03 PM     Post Reply
While everyone was paying attention to the demise of the U.S. economy, the U.S. workforce, the checks and balances written into the U.S. Constitution, a terrible tragedy has ensued almost unnoticed. Yes, while the rest of were working to “save” the country from galloping Big Government, the most perfect game in the history of the universe has brought itself to the brink of extinction. The downfall of the National Football League is imminent. There are many signs and symptoms of the NFL’s impending doom there for the thinking person to see. The NFL used to have the problem that there

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