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18 Things Happening Outside of
the U.S. That Give Insight Into
How Good We Have It as Americans
Independent Journal Review, by Justen Charters    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/3/2014 2:04:39 PM     Post Reply
Thanks to the freedoms guaranteed in our founding documents, we enjoy the one of the highest standards of living in the world, we boast the number one economy, and few of us ever have to worry about where our next meal is coming from. Clearly, we have it great as Americans. To further illustrate how good we really have it, here is a list of 20 things happening in the world that will give you perspective on why we should be especially grateful to live in the land of opportunity and freedom. 1. In Ethiopia: Many women have to walk four to five miles per day to get something as simple as water for their families.

Elimination of NC voter preregistration
program creates confusion for DMV
and elections officials
Charlotte Observer (NC), by Anne Blythe    Original Article
Posted By: muncssister- 7/3/2014 2:03:44 PM     Post Reply
RALEIGH- The General Assembly’s decision to do away with voter preregistration in 2013 has created confusion in state driver’s license offices, where 50,000 teenagers a year had been signed up in a program that automatically added their names to voter rolls when they turned 18. Since September, when part of the sweeping elections overhaul bill took effect, state Division of Motor Vehicles officials have had difficulty figuring out at what age newly licensed drivers should be allowed to register to vote. This issue is one of many expected to be raised next week in federal court by lawyers representing the

CNN Contributor: ´I Was Wrong´
to Dismiss Fears of Illegals
Carrying Contagious Diseases
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/3/2014 2:02:58 PM     Post Reply
CNN contributor Ruben Navarrette admitted that he was wrong to have dismissed fears that illegal immigrants from Central America could bring over dangerous and deadly diseases. "Here’s something you don’t hear a journalist say very often: I blew it. I was wrong," he wrote in the Daily Beast. "I dismissed out of hand the suggestion by anti-immigration activists and right-wing pundits that among the worries associated with the ´border kids´—the estimated 52,000 children and teenagers who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year or so—was that they carried communicable diseases." He acknowledged that at least two children have

  


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America on alert over ´plot to bring down
jet´: White House considers complete security
overhaul at US airports and asks for more*
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/3/2014 1:46:37 PM     Post Reply
Terrorist groups are working on a bomb that can make it through airport security undetected, it is feared. The Department of Homeland Security is demanding increased security at overseas airports linking to America after indications of a joint plot between groups in Yemen and Syria. U.S. officials were reported to be concerned about the al-Qa’ida-affiliate group the Al Nusrah Front in Syria, which they said has teamed up with Yemen-based Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula That latter group was behind the ´underwear bomb´ which failed to detonate in a plane over Detroit in 2009. Now it is feared they

Colorado Teen Arrested After
Falling in Love With Jihadist Over
the Internet, Trying to Join ISIS
New York Magazine, by Adam K. Raymond    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/3/2014 1:33:44 PM     Post Reply
A 19-year-old nurse aide in Colorado, who learned everything she knows about Islam from the internet, was arrested last April in the Denver airport as she attempted to fly to the Middle East and join ISIS, according to documents unsealed yesterday. Shannon Maureen Conley, described by one NBC source as "a lonesome troubled teenager," was on her way to Turkey, where she planned to meet with a purported jihadist she fell in love with online. Identified as "Y.M" in documents, the man told Conley he was associated with ISIS and encouraged her to follow her dream of waging jihad. Conley´s

Biden: Don’t forget about me
The Hill, by Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/3/2014 1:27:39 PM     Post Reply
Vice President Biden is doing everything he can to make sure people don’t forget that it’s not just Hillary Clinton who has an interest in the White House in 2016. He does, too. After Clinton struggled to contain criticism of her lofty personal finances, there was Biden last week, highlighting his every-man status. I don’t own a single stock or bond,” Biden said at a White House summit on working families last week. “I have no savings account.” While numerous news reports later sought to disprove that fact — 2013 filings show Biden has a joint savings account with holdings

Hillary Gaffes in London: Gets
UK Political Parties Wrong
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/3/2014 1:04:44 PM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken her book tour abroad. But in an interview with the BBC, when answering a question about how specialness of the special relationship between the U.S. and UK, the nation´s former top diplomat gets the names of the political parties in the UK wrong. The BBC host asked, "So how special is the special relationship?" "It is so special to me, personally, and I think it is very special between our countries," Clinton said. "There´s just a -- not just a common language -- but a common set of values that we can fall

  


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Jay Carney Takes Shot at the Media’s
‘Shallow’ and ‘Theatrical’ White
House Coverage
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/3/2014 12:59:03 PM     Post Reply
The incredible burden has been lifted from Jay Carney‘s shoulders now that he is no longer the White House Press Secretary, and in an exit interview with The New York Times Magazine, he opens up about what he thinks of the media’s “shallow” (and in the briefing room, “theatrical”) approach to covering the White House. He reflected on his time as a journalist and how he viewed the profession on the other side of the dais, saying, “I’m proud of a lot of my work. But if I had known then what I know now, I would have succumbed less often

Mark Halperin Makes BOLD Prediction
About Who Could Challenge Hillary
In 2016 [Video]
Daily Caller, by Hayley Hoefer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/3/2014 12:51:08 PM     Post Reply
Mark Halperin, the senior political analyst for “Time” magazine, appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday and boldly reiterated his Wednesday Twitter assertion that Al Gore — the same Al Gore who served as Bill Clinton’s vice president — poses the greatest threat to Hillary Clinton’s White House aspirations. Still, he stopped short of saying Gore would run in the Democratic primary. “I don’t know that Al Gore will run against her, but I do know that of all the other people who’ve talked about running against her, I don’t think anybody has his strengths. And I think Al Gore would

Pentagon Official: Situation
in Iraq Is ‘So F**ked’
Daily Caller, by Tristyn Bloom    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/3/2014 12:45:31 PM     Post Reply
With the crisis in Iraq worsening by the day, a ranking Pentagon official with knowledge of the situation has shed some light on the Obama administration’s inaction in an exclusive statement to The Daily Caller. “The Pentagon is split and the administration is paralyzed,” he said, calling the gridlock “horrendous.” “Joint Chiefs Chairman [Martin] Dempsey is an asshat yes man,” he continued. “We have congressional authority to use force for the Iraq War, as it never expired, but people are putting targeting packets through unnecessary bureaucracy to slow events to the point that — they hope — the situation is overcome by

Berkeley Dispensaries to Provide Free
Marijuana to Low-Income Members
KNTV-TV [San Francisco, CA], by Chris Roberts & Cheryl Hurd    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/3/2014 12:18:57 PM     Post Reply
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley will likely soon be required to provide free pot to low-income members and homeless people, according to an ordinance approved by the city council on Tuesday. The city is also looking to approve a fourth dispensary, raising the current limit of three locations, as reported by the East Bay Express. The proposed ordinance requires that Berkeley dispensaries give away two percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year low-income people. And the pot can´t be poor quality either. The proposed city ordinance reads (PDF) that the "medical cannabis provided under this section shall

  


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Strong jobs report helps 2014 Dems
The Hill (Washington DC), by Brent Budowsky    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/3/2014 12:15:51 PM     Post Reply
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced the good news from the June jobs report. The American economy created 288,000 jobs and the jobless rate fell to 6.1 percent. It is important to note that the labor participation rate remained steady, which means the fall in the jobless rate was caused by new jobs and fewer layoffs, not workers dropping out of the labor force. Note: The latest Gallup poll on jobs this week showed improvement, and the ADP jobs report released this week also showed improvement on jobs. Coupled with today´s good news, there have now been three positive

Throwback Thursday: Ronald Reagan on
the Cold War and the Fourth of July
Washington Examiner (DC), by T. Becket Adams    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/3/2014 12:08:42 PM     Post Reply
(Video) As you prepare for this Fourth of July weekend, and as you make your plans to grill all the meat and/or blow up all the fireworks, take a moment to reflect on why we’re celebrating and what makes the holiday so perfect. Here to help you reflect on the greatness that is a Cold War Fourth of July radio address from America´s favorite recent president, Ronald Reagan. The above video is from July 4, 1986. Enjoy. Long live the republic

The peevish president
Chicago Tribune, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/3/2014 11:58:10 AM     Post Reply
"So sue me." —President Barack Obama on Tuesday, complaining about Republican leaders ~We´re not sure who would be spurred into action by the hectoring lectures this week from the president of the United States along the lines of, "I´m right, you should know better." Maybe his kids. Certainly not the Republican members of Congress. Americans who aren´t fierce Republican or Democratic partisans probably rolled their eyes at this display — if they haven´t completely tuned out Washington´s bimodal distrust and contempt. Problem is, right now, that mutual distrust and contempt hampers a national response to an urgent humanitarian crisis involving

Obama paying the price
for insisting he’s right
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/3/2014 11:53:10 AM     Post Reply
The joke about the obsessively doting mother comes to mind. Watching her son parade with rows of fellow troops, she notices he is on his left foot when they are all on the right. “Why are they out of step?” she asks. So it is with Barack Obama. The nation is turning against him, yet he shouts to the heavens that he is right and the country is wrong. Mothers can get away with that sort of thing. Presidents and their parties get shellacked. (snip) Let me be clear: Obama is flirting with disaster. This and other polls show he

  


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AB Stoddard: Obama
´Seems Like He´s Giving Up´
Breitbart TV, by Ian Hanchett    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/3/2014 11:48:07 AM     Post Reply
The Hill Associate Editor, A.B. Stoddard. stated that it “seems like [President Obama] is giving up on the job [of president].” In a panel discussion on Fox’s “Special Report,” Stoddard reported “the president is giving Americans the sense that as he gives up on Congress, he´s kind of giving up his job.” She added that the president is “getting bored in the cocoon,” “bolting from the building to go to Starbucks and Chipotle,” and “planning his post-presidency.” Stoddard also reported that the president has at times preferred to talk about the NBA playoffs instead of “policies or politics” because he’d

U.S. Awards $200 Million Contract
to Firm That OKed Edward Snowden
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/3/2014 11:41:15 AM     Post Reply
US Investigations Services LLC — the firm that is accused of defrauding the U.S. government by failing to provide sufficient background checks, including on one particular defense contractor now currently catching up on The Sopranos in Russia — just got a new $190 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security. DHS’ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has retained the services of USIS to help run its immigration system. How the hell? Well, federal law requires government agencies go with the lowest bidder, and agencies are only allowed to reject companies for prior malfeasance if they’ve been barred from doing work with

Revisiting the Obama-Ayers connection
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/3/2014 11:31:18 AM     Post Reply
Many of you probably watched portions, if not all of, Megyn Kelly’s interviews with Bill Ayers, the unrepentant domestic terrorist of yesteryear. Kelly did her usual excellent job of pressing Ayers on his violent past. But Stanley Kurtz wishes she had pressed Ayers more about his relationship with Barack Obama. For, as Kurtz points out, Ayers and Obama had a much tighter political alliance than Ayers admitted to on Kelly’s show. Kelly focused on Ayers’ fundraiser for Obama’s first political campaign, rather than their time together on several left-leaning Chicago foundation boards. This is understandable — anyone can sit beside

Vancouver Schools´ New LGBTTQ+
Policy Includes Gender-Free
Pronouns Xe, Xem and Xyr
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/3/2014 11:29:52 AM     Post Reply
The Vancouver (British Columbia) Board of Education has approved a sweeping new policy for accommodating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, questioning and “all sexual and gender identities,” including the creation of three pronouns, replacing masculine and feminine with xe, xem and xyr (pronounced ze, zem and zur). Two spirit is an Aboriginal term which means having both feminine and masculine spirits. It´s not limited to gender expression or sexuality, but encompasses them both while incorporating a spiritual element. It´s a standalone identity, not an Aboriginal term for gay lesbian. The Vancouver Board of Education´s policy also includes making restroom and sports

David Brooks: Internet Comments
‘Too Psychologically Damaging,’
Makes Asst. Read Them
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/3/2014 11:27:07 AM     Post Reply
Nobody likes the comments section, but few of us have interns assistants who can scour them for us. In an interview with Yahoo! News’ Katie Couric, New York Times columnist and thought leadererererer David Brooks detailed the hate mail and negative comments that confronted him when he started at the Gray Lady, criticism he now largely avoids. “I used to read them, but it was just too psychologically damaging,” Brooks said of the comments. “So then I would ask my assistant to read them.” Brooks summarized most of the “punishingly negative” comments as “Paul Krugman is great; you suck.” He

  



Dow hits historic 17,000 high as
U.S. jobs numbers skyrocket
Boston Herald, by Jordan Graham    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/3/2014 11:21:04 AM     Post Reply
The United States added a stunning 288,000 jobs last month, sending the unemployment rate down to 6.1 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average shooting over 17,000 for the first time. June’s job numbers marked the fifth straight month of job gains over 200,000, the best stretch since the 1990s tech boom. A Bloomberg survey of economists expected an increase of 215,000 jobs in June. The unemployment rate dropped .2 percent to 6.1, the lowest since September 2008. May’s job report was also revised upward, showing 224,000 jobs added. The numbers follow strong reports for the Bay State last month, with

Another Reagan landslide
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/3/2014 11:18:09 AM     Post Reply
Looks like another win for the Gipper. Many news outlets are highlighting a new Quinnipiac Poll in which Barack Obama is ranked the worst president since World War II. Obama now ranks even lower than the man he blames for everything, his predecessor George W. Bush. Not so well reported is that Ronald Reagan is rated the best post-war president. The poll isn’t even close. Reagan polls at double the second-place winner, Bill Clinton, and more than four times JFK. We think we understand why. In foreign policy, Reagan’s “peace through strength” philosophy was derided at the time by liberals as reckless warmongering — but

Louis Zamperini, triumphant
´Unbroken´ warrior, dies at 97
CNN, by Todd Leopold    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/3/2014 11:17:24 AM     Post Reply
Louis Zamperini, the Olympic runner and World War II officer who survived a horrific plane crash, a seven-week journey across the Pacific in a raft, near starvation and unspeakable torture in Japanese POW camps, has died. He was 97. The cause of death was pneumonia, his family said in a statement from Universal Pictures, which is making a film adaptation of "Unbroken," Laura Hillenbrand´s bestselling chronicle about Zamperini´s life. "Having overcome insurmountable odds at every turn in his life, Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini has never broken down from a challenge. He recently faced the greatest challenge of

Don’t Recognize That Wireless
Fee? A Refund May Be Coming
Bloomberg, by Olga Kharif    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/3/2014 11:17:17 AM     Post Reply
The crackdown on unauthorized mobile-phone charges that led to a federal complaint against T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS:US) this week poses a threat to other U.S. carriers that fail to stamp out the practice and offer refunds. The Federal Trade Commission filed a suit this week accusing T-Mobile US Inc. of placing “bogus charges onto customers’ bills” for items such as flirting tips, horoscopes and celebrity gossip. Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell said in an interview he may seek to get reimbursements from all the top wireless providers for fees from the practice known as cramming -- and other states may

Michelle Obama returns to NYC
to mine Wall Street funds for DNC
New York Post, by Emily Smith    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/3/2014 11:03:04 AM     Post Reply
Just when we thought there couldn’t be any more Democratic donors on Wall Street with money left to channel to the DNC, Michelle Obama is back in town for another “intimate” fund-raiser. Evercore Partners’ Charles Myers is hosting a “round-table discussion” with the first lady at his Midtown home July 10 with tickets from $10,000 to $32,400. Myers e-mailed prospective attendees including Wall Street colleagues, “This will be a small lunch limited to only 20 guests, and therefore an opportunity to have an open conversation with the first lady on a wide range of issues (as well as a personal photo opportunity).” He

Goldman says Google has blocked
email with leaked client data
Reuters, by Jonathan Stemple    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/3/2014 11:02:32 AM     Post Reply
New York--Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) on Wednesday said Google Inc (GOOGL.O) has blocked access to an email containing confidential client data that a contractor sent to a stranger´s Gmail account by mistake, an error that the bank said threatened a "needless and massive" breach of privacy. The breach occurred on June 23 and included "highly confidential brokerage account information," Goldman said in a complaint filed on Friday in a New York state court in Manhattan. Goldman did not say how many clients were affected. It has been seeking a court order compelling Google to delete the email, which it

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