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Nancy Reagan remembers Ronald
Reagan on 10th anniversary of his
death: ´I still feel his presence
and ... find him in my dreams´
New York Post, by Leslie Larson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/6/2014 4:50:52 PM     Post Reply
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan marked the 10th anniversary of President Reagan´s death, admitting she "can´t argue" with those who want another Reagan in Washington. "It is really hard for me to believe that Ronnie has been gone for 10 years. I still feel his presence every day and often find him in my dreams at night," she said in a statement about the 40th President, who died June 5, 2004, at age 93. "Many people have told me how much they wish we could have ´another Ronald Reagan´ back in Washington, and I can´t argue their logic, but for

Gingers could become extinct due
to climate change, experts warn
Mirror, (UK), by Natalie Evans    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/6/2014 4:45:19 PM     Post Reply
Polar bears and Emperor penguins aren´t the only species under threat due to climate change. Gingers could become extinct as a result of increasingly sunny skies, experts have warned. Scientists believe the gene that causes red hair is an evolutionary response to cloudy skies and allows inhabitants to get as much Vitamin D as possible. But if predictions of rising temperatures and blazing sunshine across the British Isles turn out to be correct, flaming red heads could cease to exist within centuries. While only 1% to 2% of the world’s population are ginger, in the north of the UK, where the weather tends to

SOURCE: Feds to Bring in Riot Squad
Against Illegal Immigration Protesters
Breitbart Texas, by Kristin Tate    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/6/2014 4:20:29 PM     Post Reply
HOUSTON, Texas--As illegal immigrants continue to spill across the U.S.-Mexico border, federal authorities are attempting to relocate the migrants from South Texas to housing facilities in states across the nation. One such facility is located in Murrieta, California, where a large group of protesters recently blocked a bus full of migrants from arriving. The protesters remain there, adamant that illegal immigrants don´t get dumped in their town. But soon the concerned citizens may be forced to step down--Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes

  


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Russia´s Corruption Stokes ISIS Terrorism
Moscow Times [Russia], by Ivan Sukhov    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/6/2014 4:08:13 PM     Post Reply
Ramadan began in Moscow on June 28, as it did throughout the Arab world. When that period of fasting ends one month later, tens of thousands of believers will gather at each of the capital city´s four mosques. The structures cannot hold so many of the faithful, and, as always, the mass of worshippers spills over and fills the side streets. Such a scene might sound more typical of Cairo or Tehran, but it is just one face of the rapidly changing capital. Muscovites nervously joke that the city will soon turn into the Islamic metropolis of Moskvabad, (Snip) Russia is a Muslim land — an estimated 10 million to 15 million Muslims live here,

Politico: Even Liberals Want Obamacare
Employer Mandate Repealed
Breitbart Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/6/2014 4:02:11 PM     Post Reply
The unpopular, job-killing Obamacare provision that forces businesses with 50 or more employees to pick up the tab for workers´ health insurance or face a hefty tax has now lost support from even liberals, Politico Magazine reported Sunday. Liberals ranging from President Barack Obama´s own former press secretary Robert Gibbs to the liberal Urban Institute and Commonwealth Fund say ditching the employer mandate makes sense and would reduce "distortions" in the labor market. Moreover, as they note, most large businesses already provide health insurance; the provision is only expected to increase coverage by 200,000 nationwide. Furthermore, Obamacare´s employer mandate compliance

Durbin ´fed up´ with House Republicans
The Hill (Washington DC), by Vicki Needham    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/6/2014 3:10:11 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday expressed frustration with House Republicans for criticizing President Obama about the border crisis while they have failed to consider comprehensive immigration reform. “I am really getting fed up with some of the critics of this administration, particularly from House Republicans,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” House GOP leaders have had a year to take up a Senate-passed immigration bill “and yet they refused to," Durbin said. “Now they´re arguing we need more enforcement at the borders and a lot of other things,” he said. (Snip) Durbin called for a multi-pronged approach to

Hillary Clinton:
John McCain´s favorite Democrat?
CBS News, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/6/2014 3:05:22 PM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain would be "proud" to work with a President Hillary Clinton, the Arizona Republican said Sunday on "Face the Nation" - that is, he added, if she "regrettably" makes it into the White House. Last month, Clinton on "Good Morning America" called McCain, whom she faced in a bid for the Oval Office in 2008, her favorite Republican. Asked whether he reciprocates the sentiment about the former first lady, (Snip) "I respect Secretary/Senator Clinton; I respect her views," he said. "We have had disagreements on a number of issues. But I think it's my job to work with every president if she, regrettably, attains the presidency.

  


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No need for panic, but
terrorism remains a threat
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/6/2014 2:56:46 PM     Post Reply
Sometimes it is hard to reconcile freedom and security: one can come at the expense of the other. As millions of British families head abroad for the holidays, they are likely to face long queues at airports thanks to the United States’ call for heightened security measures. Terrorists are thought to be targeting transatlantic flights. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the head of the intelligence and security committee, has received briefings on the nature of the threat posed and writes that these measures are not an overreaction but unavoidable. Tomorrow marks the ninth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings that took 52 innocent

July 4 parade float mocking Obama
draws accusations of racism
CBS News, by Jake Miller    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/6/2014 2:53:26 PM     Post Reply
A Fourth of July parade float in Nebraska that showed a dummy standing outside an outhouse labeled "Obama Presidential Library" is drawing cries of racism from local residents and the Nebraska Democratic Party. The float, in the annual Independence Day parade in Norfolk, Neb., was affixed to trailer being towed behind a blue pickup truck. The dummy was clad in overalls, standing by a walker next to the outhouse. (Snip) But one of the parade´s organizers, Rick Konopasek, told the Lincoln Journal-Star the float was intended to be no more offensive than a political cartoon. He said the outhouse was the

Gaddafi, L’Oréal and ‘trading favours’ –
can nothing sink Nicolas Sarkozy?
Telegraph [UK], by Anne-Elisabeth Moutet    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/6/2014 2:52:40 PM     Post Reply
Nicolas Sarkozy’s enemies, and he has many, had hoped for a perp walk, a Dominique Strauss-Kahn moment: their bête noire in handcuffs between two flics, with no tie or shoelaces, being snapped at the instant of defeat by a hundred press photographers, before being ignominiously arraigned. That, at least, was (and still is) the plan: to ring the death-knell of a political career, started at 18, which brought this brash son of a Hungarian émigré to the leadership of the party founded by General de Gaulle, then to the Presidency of the French Republic in 2007, at the age of

Egypt´s Sisi says independence for
Iraq´s Kurds would be ´catastrophic´
Reuters, by Yasmine Saleh    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/6/2014 2:50:05 PM     Post Reply
Cairo - Egypt´s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday a referendum on the independence of Iraq´s Kurdish region would lead to a "catastrophic" break up of the country, which is facing an onslaught by Sunni Islamist militants. The comments from Sisi, leader of the most populous Arab nation, indicate a growing fear in the region that the division of Iraq could further empower the insurgents who have declared a "caliphate" on land seized in Iraq and neighboring Syria. "The referendum that the Kurds are asking for now is in reality no more than the start of a catastrophic division of Iraq into smaller rival states,"

  


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American spies, double agents and
the diplomacy of intelligence gathering
Telegraph [UK], by Tom Rogan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/6/2014 2:47:52 PM     Post Reply
For an intelligence service, losing an agent is the second worst thing that can happen. The worst thing, of course, is losing one of your own officers. In that context, for America, the news from Germany is far from ideal. On Friday, we learnt that the German government has apparently arrested one of its intelligence officers for spying for the United States. The suspect, a 31-year-old employee of the BND (Germany´s rough equivalent to the UK-SIS or US-CIA), has apparently confessed. Uncomfortably for Obama, the German press is reporting that the accused may have provided information on a parliamentary inquiry examining

Obama’s irresponsible taunt: President
increasingly willing to go at it alone
New York Daily News, by Jonathan Turley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/6/2014 2:38:21 PM     Post Reply
The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court late last month that President Obama violated the separation of powers in appointing officials is the type of decision that usually concentrates the mind of a chief executive. Obama, however, appeared to double down on his strategy — stating in a Rose Garden speech on Tuesday that he intended to expand, not reduce, his use of unilateral actions to circumvent Congress. Summing up his position, the President threw down the gauntlet at Congress: “So sue me.” (Snip) The renewed promise to go it alone is a familiar refrain from this President. He even pledged to take unilateral action to

Happiness for Scrooges
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Maria Santos    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/6/2014 2:26:42 PM     Post Reply
Happiness has been tackled by the greats—Plato and Aristotle—but also by, and more frequently, the not-so greats—see the self-help section. If, like me, you’re the pessimistic type, any book with a peaceful-looking tree and the word “happiness” on the cover is likely to send you running. But in the case of A Private History of Happiness: Ninety-Nine Moments of Joy from Around the World, don’t run just yet. Not all books with “happiness” in the title are trite, and George Myerson’s book is here to prove it. A Private History of Happiness is a collection of excerpts of personal writings

Say it ain’t so, Jeh!
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/6/2014 2:15:19 PM     Post Reply
On Meet the Press this morning, David Gregory did a commendable job of trying to get an answer from Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to this question (my words): will most of the illegal minors be stay or be deported? The answer is not clear, but I believe it is “stay.” Analyze this: (Video) Gregory asks: “I know there’s a process they have to go through. Will most of these children that we have seen in this desperate situation stay in America, or will they be returned to their homes in Central America?” Johnson responds: “There’s a deportation proceeding that is

  


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A standing-only section on planes
could mean lower fares, study says
Los Angeles Times, by Hugo Martin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/6/2014 2:12:14 PM     Post Reply
Would you buy a bargain-priced airline ticket, but the catch was you had to stand for the entire flight? A new university study says the idea of standing-only sections on planes is no joke. An airline that removes seats can fit about 20% more passengers and, as a result, offer discounts of as much as 44% compared with airlines that offer big comfy seats, according to the study published in the International Journal of Engineering and Technology. Airlines in Ireland and China have looked into the concept, but none have yet put the idea into practice. Major carriers in the

City´s free meals for kids are back for the
summer with more than 1,200 locations
New York Daily News, by Ben Chapman, Rikki Reyna *    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/6/2014 1:24:58 PM     Post Reply
School´s out for the summer — but free meals for kids are here to stay. The city’s popular, free summer meals program is back, this time with more sites and tasty items on the menu. Until Aug. 29, any child under 18 can go to 1,207 sites to get free breakfast or lunch. “I really like it!” said Miriam Santiago, 52, who was visiting a free-food site at Coalition School for Social Change in East Harlem with her two children. “It helps me so much financially. It’s good, fresh, healthy food. I’m on a budget and without this for the

Border Agent Contracts Scabies After
Handling Undocumented Immigrants
NBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/6/2014 1:24:52 PM     Post Reply
A border patrol agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in Otay Mesa, California, the agent´s union representative said. Ronald Zermeno, health and safety director for the National Border Control Council union, said the agent told him that he observed several people with open sores while screening them in preparation to be released to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Scabies is caused by a mite that burrows into skin and lays eggs, causing an intense itching and rash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a letter to the chief patrol agent of San Diego´s

In Celebration of George W. Bush’s Birthday, Here
Are 15 of His Classiest and Most Classic Moments
Independent Journal Review, by Justen Charters    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/6/2014 12:58:55 PM     Post Reply
George W. Bush’s 68th birthday is today. In honor of the 43rd President of the United States, here are fifteen of his most classic and classiest moments: 1. Dancing with Melissa Stockwell, the first woman to lose a limb in combat.(Snip for photo)2. Pinning the Navy Cross on “Lone Survivor” Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.(Snip for photo)3. Awarding Dr. Benjamin Carson the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (Snip for photo)4. Sharing a laugh with his dad during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

Doctor Speaks Out Against Feds
Silencing Medical Staff on Border
Breitbart TV, by Kirstin Tate    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/6/2014 12:58:27 PM     Post Reply
HOUSTON, Texas--Early in July it was revealed that doctors and nurses were allegedly threatened with arrest if they disclosed any information about the diseases discovered in federal housing facilities for illegal immigrants. Many on the left have claimed that by speaking out about their work at the facilities, medical personnel would be violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which "protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information." But Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet--an experienced physician and nationally recognized speaker--told Breitbart Texas that under the law nurses and doctors are free to speak out. "It is not a violation

  



Born on the Fifth of July
National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/6/2014 12:54:34 PM     Post Reply
Considering the sundry enthusiasms upon which government at all level spends our money — Harry Reid’s bovine literary interests, helping out those poor struggling people who own Boeing — it is remarkable that the job of apprehending a known felon, once deported from the United States and illegally present in Texas, fell to volunteers in Brooks County, near the Mexican border. Brooks County, like many other border areas, is overrun with illegal immigrants, and the cost of burying those illegals who die in transit, which can run into the six figures annually, has forced the county to cut back on

Top General Says Mexico Border
Security Now ‘Existential’ Threat to U.S.
Defense One [Atlantic Media], by Molly O´Toole    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/6/2014 12:51:23 PM     Post Reply
A top United States general in charge of protecting the southern border says he’s been unable to combat the steady flow of illegal drugs, weapons and people from Central America, and is looking to Congress for urgent help.Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, has asked Congress this year for more money, drones and ships for his mission – a request unlikely to be met. Since October, an influx of nearly 100,000 migrants has made the dangerous journey north from Latin America to the United States border. Most are children, and three-quarters of the unaccompanied minors have

Rick Perry gets a scolding
for saying Obama doesn’t
want to do anything
about border security
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/6/2014 12:47:43 PM     Post Reply
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has some nerve. He had the gall to assert in an appearance on ABC’s This Week that the virtual refugee crisis on America’s southern border is not simply a legal problem but a problem of border security. Moreover, Perry seemed to be getting the tinfoil hat treatment when he stood by his claim that the White House doesn’t seem to mind this crisis all that much. Perry began his contentious interview about border security with ABC’s Martha Raddatz by outlining the multiple petitions he sent Washington seeking redress for the issue of unaccompanied minors crossing the

In Iraq, Islamic State jihadists destroy
ancient mosques, shrines
The Times of India, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 7/6/2014 12:32:32 PM     Post Reply
BAGHDAD: The jihadists who overran Mosul last month have demolished ancient shrines and mosques in and around the historic northern Iraqi city, residents and social media posts said on Saturday. At least four shrines to Sunni Arab or sufi figures have been demolished, while six Shia mosques, or husseiniyahs, have also been destroyed, across militant-held parts of northern Nineveh province, of which Mosul is the capital. Pictures posted on the internet by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group showed the Sunni and sufi shrines were demolished by bulldozers, while the Shia mosques and shrines were all destroyed by explosives. The

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