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Wind turbine fires ´ten times more
common than thought´, experts warn
Telegraph [UK], by Emily Gosden    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/17/2014 1:25:36 AM     Post Reply
Wind turbines may catch on fire ten times more often than is publicly reported, putting nearby properties at risk and casting doubt on their green credentials, researchers have warned. [Snip] An average of 11.7 such fires are reported globally each year, by media, campaign groups and other publicly-available sources, but this is likely to represent just the “tip of the iceberg”. There could in fact be 117 turbine fires each year, it argues, based on analysis showing just 10pc of all wind farm accidents are typically reported. Fires tend to be “catastrophic”, leading to turbines worth more than £2 million

McDaniel´s Lawyer: We Have
Enough Evidence To Launch
Official Election Challenge
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 1:22:43 AM     Post Reply
The lawyer for state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon in Jackson, MS, that he has enough evidence to file for an official challenge of the election results, and will do so in the coming days. “The million dollar question: What did we find? We found a lot,” Mitch Tyner, of Tyner Law Firm, said after he and McDaniel supporter state Sen. Michael Watson walked the press and McDaniel supporters at the press conference through how they have serious concerns with the election review process in Mississippi. “We’ve heard it our entire lives in Mississippi,”

Lawyer: Ex-Taliban Captive Bowe
Bergdahl Says Obama ‘Saved His Life’
ABC News, by Brain Ross & Luis Martinez    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 1:15:03 AM     Post Reply
The new lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said the former Taliban prisoner is “deeply grateful” to President Obama for his freedom. “He believes President Obama saved his life,” attorney Eugene Fidell told ABC News in an interview to be broadcast on “World News With Diane Sawyer”. Fidell, who teaches military law at Yale, said that he’s been tasked with leading Bergdahl’s legal team as the Army investigates the circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance from his Afghan outpost and his capture by the Taliban in 2009. Military sources previously told ABC News Bergdahl may have simply walked off the Army base of his own

  


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MA Governor: Deporting Illegal
Children Like Sending Jews To
Nazi Concentration Camps
Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 1:09:54 AM     Post Reply
Wednesday, Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) told local reporters he was looking into ways to help the Obama administration deal with the ten of thousands of illegal immigrant children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border. He said “My inclination is to remember what happened when a ship full of Jewish children tried to come to the United States in 1939 and the United States turned them away, and many of them went to their deaths in Nazi concentration camps.” Patrick discussed the political debate about deportation or allowing the children to stay and said, “I think we are a bigger-hearted people than that as

Democrats far outspending
Republicans in 10 key Senate
races, figures show
Guardian (U.K.), by Dan Roberts    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 1:04:20 AM     Post Reply
Democratic donors are outspending Republicans by more than 50% in the closest-fought Senate races, according to a Guardian analysis of the latest campaign finance disclosures that reveal a surge of money flooding into key battleground states. More than $42m has been raised so far this year by Democratic campaigns in just 10 states that are seen as crucial in determining whether the party holds on to control of the Senate in November´s midterm elections. And although a number of more liberal senators are currently pushing for a constitutional amendment that would somewhat curb the growing dominance of money over US politics, disclosures

Regime Wants Talking Shopping Carts to
Tell Food Stamp Recipients What to Eat
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 1:02:12 AM     Post Reply
RUSH: The government wants to establish talking shopping carts so that food stamp recipients will be directed to healthier foods in the grocery store. And if they end up buying the government-approved amount of healthy foods, they could win free movie tickets. I kid you not. They want to install talking shopping carts in grocery stores for food stamp users. (interruption) Well, Michelle´s voice would probably be a good idea. I don´t know whose voice, but it probably would be Moochelle´s voice. In fact, it´s a USDA suggestion. "The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is suggesting major changes to grocery stores."

Extremism in the defense
of liberty is still no vice
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Rick Manning    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 1:00:03 AM     Post Reply
"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." —Barry Goldwater The 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater´s clarion call for liberty acceptance speech for the Republican nomination passed this week. In a modern world where politicians talk, but their words are hollow, listening to Goldwater´s message a half a century later is like a drink of fresh water. But the words were no less scary to politicians less than a year from President Kennedy´s assassination. The establishment Republicans, then known as Rockefeller Republicans, played the same

  


  

Obama orders Putin to halt flow of
weapons and fighters into Ukraine as
he imposes tough new sanctions on
Russia´s energy companies and banks
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko & Associated Press    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/17/2014 12:59:35 AM     Post Reply
President Obama told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that he ´must halt the flow of weapons and fighters´ into Ukraine as the U.S. imposed tough new sanctions on Moscow. The tough action, in the form of new sanctions on Russia´s lucrative energy and defense companies as well as a handful of Russian banks, was announced by Obama in a half-empty White House press briefing room on Wednesday. [Snip] ´Russia must halt the flow of weapons and fighters across the border in Ukraine´ and pursue international talks, Obama said. ´I´ve made this clear directly to Mr. Putin,´ his counterpart in

CNN: Establishment Republicans are
Worried about Palin and Limbaugh
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 12:55:50 AM     Post Reply
RUSH: Last night on CNN, Joe Johns, the correspondent, had a report about me and my criticism of Eric Holder. Now, that´s not what I´m surprised about. What I´m surprised about is it took so long -- his report basically says establishment Republicans are worried about Sarah Palin and me, because we´re too partisan, and they are worried that we are scaring off potential Republican voters and potential Republican donors. Here is Joe Johns´ report. JOHNS: Radio host Rush Limbaugh slammed Holder for the comments. RUSH: President of the United States, attorney general of the United States. Oh, poor guys! Poor victims

Obama Just Summed Up The State Of
The World In One Depressing Sentence
Business Insider, by Brett LoGiurato    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 12:48:43 AM     Post Reply
After President Barack Obama breathlessly addressed four different foreign-policy issues during a 10-minute statement, he summed up the state of a crisis-filled world in one sentence. "We live in a complex world and at a challenging time," Obama said. Obama touched on the laundry list of global flashpoints situations during a statement from the White House on Wednesday — the disputed elections in Afghanistan, the negotiations on Iran´s nuclear program, the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, and, finally, the conflict in Ukraine. The most significant recent development in these situations was the announcement of new sanctions on Russia shortly before the president spoke. Obama described those

Palin shows conviction;
Boehner doesn´t
Columbia Daily Tribune (Missouri), by Ruth Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 12:41:16 AM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Barack Obama. No, not that the president should be impeached. But Palin is correct in arguing that, for those who assert that Obama has grievously abused his executive authority, impeachment is the proper course of action.

  


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Obama Likely to Seek Additional Time
for Nuclear Negotiations With Iran
New York Times, by David E. Sanger    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 12:40:04 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Obama said on Wednesday that he believed the United States had “a credible way forward” in its nuclear negotiations with Iran, and strongly suggested that after consultations with Congress, which has been threatening additional sanctions, he would seek an extension of the talks beyond Sunday’s deadline. “There are still some significant gaps between the international community and Iran,” he said in the White House press room, before announcing additional sanctions on Russia, “and we have more work to do.” Iran has already signaled that it wants more time to negotiate, but Mr. Obama is almost certain to

Robert Reich: Border Children Should
Be Declared ´Drug War Refugees´
Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 12:34:33 AM     Post Reply
Wednesday on MSNBC´s "All In," Robert Reich, President Bill Clinton’s former Secretary of Labor, said American drug users are responsible for the "drug war" policy which is causing the violent chaos in the illegal immigrant children´s home countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras therefore the unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border should all be declared "drug war refugees." Reich said, "We are implicated in a variety of ways. We are the customers. I mean, if there weren´t a lot of Americans seeking marijuana and heroin and cocaine," adding "there would not be a drug war, there would not be

Relieve Border Crisis
By Taxing Remittances
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 12:27:43 AM     Post Reply
Immigration: To stem illegal border crossings, the government once made it harder and costlier to wire cash back home. This administration makes it easier and cheaper. ´People should not have to resort to mailing cash in an envelope or delivering money in person," argued Obama´s consumer credit cop, Richard Cordray, in a recent speech to a Latino immigrant-rights group. So among other things, he´s putting an end to "hidden fees" that he says banks charge immigrants to wire funds. "Consumers sending $200 from here to El Salvador might find they pay anywhere from $8 to $33," the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief whined. But

60 years after Supreme Court ruling
outlawed racial segregation in schools,
White House released picture of Michelle
Obama that offers stark reminder of
discriminatory past
Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Mccormack    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/17/2014 12:23:01 AM     Post Reply
To help mark the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision that outlawed racial segregation in America´s public schools, first lady Michelle Obama posed for a photograph which offers a stark reminder of the double standards of the segregation era. The striking image was taken when FLOTUS visited the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas, on the eve of the anniversary on May 16. The picture was taken by White House photographer Chuck Kennedy and posted to the White House Flickr feed this week. Also pictured is Stephanie Kyriazis, the site’s chief of interpretation and education who

  


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Congressman Predicts Victory
in Lawsuit Against Obama
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 12:21:30 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Tom Rice (R., S.C.) and constitutional law expert David Rivkin on Wednesday predicted victory in the lawsuit the House is launching against President Barack Obama. The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the proposed lawsuit, which is intended to prove the unconstitutionality of Obama’s unilateral delay of the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. Witnesses at the hearing argued about whether the House has standing to sue the president to enforce the law. “I’m very optimistic that this lawsuit will succeed,” Rivkin said in an interview. “I certainly expect there to be a propaganda offensive to

Hillary Clinton´s $275K Speaking
Fee Comes with Diva Demands
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 12:11:41 AM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State and almost-certain 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton not only demanded $275,000 to speak at the University of Buffalo, her nine-page contract is filled with the kinds of demands that Pop Divas like Madonna are regularly mocked for. According to documents obtained by the Washington Post, on top of that mammoth speaking fee, Clinton´s contract demands……the university provide "a presidential glass panel teleprompter and a qualified operator," that Clinton´s office have "final approval" of her introducer and the moderator of any question-and-answer session, as well as "the sets, backdrops, banners, scenery, logos, settings, etc," and that the

Ted Cruz: Border Bill Must Address
Obama´s Executive Amnesty Threat
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/17/2014 12:07:34 AM     Post Reply
With House Republicans exploring lawmakers´ immigration “wish lists” as they craft a legislative response to the border crisis, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is drawing a line in the sand: unless the bill prevents President Obama from expanding unilateral amnesty for so-called DREAMers, he will oppose it. “No legislation should be considered unless it specifically prohibits Obama from expanding” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), “which allows those who have come here illegally to stay,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told Breitbart News. “That should be a prerequisite for any bill considered to address this crisis.” Frazier also told Breitbart News

5000-year-old Cochno Stone
carving may be revealed
Scotsman [Edinburgh], by Craig Brown    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/16/2014 11:58:23 PM     Post Reply
A SET of mysterious, 5,000-year-old rock carvings could see the light of day again, after being buried 50 years ago to protect them from vandals. The Cochno Stone in West Dunbartonshire bears what is considered to be the finest example of Bronze Age “cup and ring” carvings in Europe. The stone, which measures 42ft by 26ft, was discovered by the Rev James Harvey in 1887 on farmland near what is now the Faifley housing estate on the edge of Clydebank. It is covered in about 90 carved indentations, or “cups”, and grooved spirals, along with a ringed cross and

Atlanta police have warrant for
suspect in June attack on bicyclist
Atlanta Journal-Constitution [GA], by Daniel Wilco    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/16/2014 11:54:08 PM     Post Reply
Atlanta police issued a warrant Wednesday for an Atlanta man on attempted murder and other charges for the vehicular assault on a local bicyclist June 9. Police are seeking Joseph Alan Lewis, 19, as a suspect in the attack on Gregory T. Germani, 50, in the Morningside neighborhood. Lewis’ girlfriend Shanelle Woodard, 22, also of Atlanta, was arrested Wednesday and charged with tampering with evidence. (Snip) Police say the car hit Germani before speeding away. Germani suffered serious injuries to the head, neck, and torso. Witnesses say that Germani and the driver of the vehicle engaged in a verbal dispute

  



Bush’s substitute
speaker: Hillary Clinton
Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 11:52:31 PM     Post Reply
Former President George W. Bush was supposed to give a speech to Ameriprise Financial conference in Boston next week but had to bow out because he’s recovering from surgery on a bum knee. But the finance services firm was able to secure a prominent substitute speaker: Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s speech, confirmed by two sources familiar with the event, is the latest in a series of paid speaking-circuit gigs for the former secretary of State and likely 2016 contender, who charges upwards of $200,000 to deliver remarks or take part in question-and-answer sessions. Bush, who has also been on the paid speaking circuit,

Hillary´s $2,777 PER MINUTE speaking
contracts demand a ´presidential´
teleprompter, let her cancel ´for any reason
whatsoever´ and she´s the only one allowed
on stage
Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 11:47:00 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state who is preparing to run for president on a populist platform of fighting income inequality, demanded $2,777 per minute for two university speaking engagements and insisted on contracts that cut off reporters´ access to her and limited the number of photos she would take with well-wishers. The Harry Walker Agency drew up legal agreements for Clinton´s speeches at the State University of New York at Buffalo in August 2013 and at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas next month. Combined, the two gigs netted the Clintons´ family foundation $500,000 for three hours´ work, and allowed

Jersey City Public Safety Director
questions Bloods´ ability to
coordinate attacks on cops
Jersey Journal [Jersey City, NJ], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/16/2014 11:28:34 PM     Post Reply
Jersey City Public Safety Director James Shea dismissed a recent threat that gang members throughout the state will travel to Jersey City to kill police officers, calling it "ridiculous." Police across the state are on high alert following an internal New Jersey State Police advisory warning that Bloods gang members might be traveling to Jersey City to target police officers.(Snip) “The idea that they [the Bloods] are an organized group that could send people from city to city is ridiculous,” he told The Jersey Journal today. “Anybody I’ve ever met who self identifies himself as a Blood is lucky he

North Texas city rejects partial fracking ban
Associated Press, by Emily Schmall    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/16/2014 11:24:21 PM     Post Reply
DENTON, Texas — The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community. Denton City Council members voted down the petition 5-2 after eight hours of public testimony, sending the proposal to a public ballot in November. Fracking involves blasting a mix of water, sand and chemicals deep into underground rock formations to release trapped oil and gas. While the method has long stirred concerns about its effects on

EPA pulls back from plan
to garnish paychecks
Washington Times, by S. A. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/16/2014 11:17:18 PM     Post Reply
The Environmental Protection Agency bowed to fierce criticism Wednesday and announced that it had hit the breaks on a fast-tracked plan to collect fines by garnishing paychecks of accused polluters. The agency, which has come under withering attacks from Republican lawmakers for attempting a “power grab,” said it still intended to pursue the new authority to garnish wages without a court order. But now it will follow a more typical and longer review process. Opponents of the wage-garnish rule applauded EPA’s decision. “It’s about time this abuse-prone agency listened to Congress and backtrack on a rule that was clearly an

Overwhelmed feds putting illegal
immigrant children at risk
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/16/2014 11:12:55 PM     Post Reply
While much of the focus in the illegal immigrant surge has been on border security, the federal government does a poor job of ensuring relatives who claim children who enter the U.S. illegally are giving them the care they need, according to internal audits that suggest problems remain despite years of warnings. The Obama administration says its priority is to make sure the children get a fair hearing and protections to which they are entitled — but the recent surge has so overwhelmed officials that they are cutting corners in background checks, meaning some children are turned over to parents

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