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Americans Protest Illegals as
High-Profile Conservatives Pander
American Thinker, by M. Catharine Evans    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 3:11:52 AM     Post Reply
While we regular, cash-strapped taxpayers concerned about the well-being of our country stood on the overpasses Saturday protesting the total breakdown of our borders, where were a few of our stalwart conservative spokespeople and politicians? Were they holding anti-illegal immigration signs with ‘we the people’ on the National Day of Protesting Against Immigration Reform Amnesty and Border Surge? No. Senator Ted Cruz, Rep Louie Gohmert, Glenn Beck, and Dana Loesch, among others, were in McAllen, Texas meeting with Rio Grande Catholic Charities Director Sr. Norma Pimentel just weeks after her very public visit with Nancy Pelosi. Not to be outdone by

Malice, Incompetence, or Malcompetence?
American Thinker, by Russ Vaughan    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 3:00:34 AM     Post Reply
Every time American Thinker posts am article condemning the incompetence of the Obama administration (as one of mine did recently), the comments sections are rife with contempt for the authors for ascribing to incompetence what to those readers is a truly Machiavellian, leftist scheme to undermine the greatness of America. And every time some reader labels me politically correct (a quite laughable charge as anyone who knows this knuckle-dragger can attest) or politically naïve, I’m reminded of the adage, “Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by ineptitude.” I’d always heard that was a Napoleon quote but curiosity drove

Putin Revealed
American Thinker, by Kim Zigfeld    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:56:26 AM     Post Reply
The argument about whether the regime of Vladimir Putin is evil and whether the people of Russia are complicit in that evil ended decisively on July 17, 2014 at 14:15 GMT, when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was blown out of the sky over Ukraine by a Russian-made surface to air missile fired either by Russia-trained Ukrainians or Russian military forces. At least one American, Quinn Lucas Schansman, was murdered in the barbaric Russian act. The president of the United States confirmed that Russia has been supplying the arms and training to Eastern Ukraine rebels that was used to take down the



The brutal Obama policy that´s
really driving the Border Crisis
American Thinker, by Tara Servatius    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:52:05 AM     Post Reply
A pernicious, little-known Obama administration policy – one that that incentivizes adult illegal immigrants to use children as human shields to escape arrest and deportation at the border – largely has escaped the media’s notice. This same policy is driving the historic surge of children at the border, as everyone from coyotes to illegal immigrant adults already in America seeks to use children to guarantee their safe passage into the country, or to protect them from deportation if they are illegally living here. The flood of illegal immigrant children, piling up like human debris on the US border, won’t stop

MH17 and its aftermath: ´ordinary ,
Russians are horrified and frightened´
Guardian (U.K.), by Natalia Anatonova    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:49:05 AM     Post Reply
´So will the Americans attack us now?" At my dentist´s surgery in Moscow I am used to being the one nervously asking questions. Yet on the day after flight MH17 was brought down, everyone here – including my dentist, the receptionist and the guy fixing the receptionist´s computer – wants me to tell them what will happen next. "You´re a journalist. You probably know something we don´t know," says the receptionist. "And I don´t trust the television," says the receptionist. In the aftermath of the horrific crash that took the lives of nearly 300 people, from here it looks as

Obama Encounters an Apex of Anger
Canada Free Press, by Alan Caruba    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:45:39 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama has managed to do something one would hardly imagine a President could achieve by the midpoint of his second term. He has managed to anger most segments of the American populace, including those to the far Left who constitute a significant part of his base. It has taken time for most people to reach this point. Americans are amazingly patient with their presidents, but Obama has pushed them beyond scandal fatigue. The “final straw” appears to be the illegal alien invasion masterminded by Obama. What they are seeing and hearing is not what they were sold; a charming man of

As the world burns, America shrugs
National Post (Canada), by Robert Fulford    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:44:16 AM     Post Reply
The slow American withdrawal from world affairs has been apparent for a long time, but has never been so glaringly evident as this week in the Middle East. Hamas is at war with Israel, the brutal struggle in Syria frustrates the world, the terrorists of ISIS are making serious progress in Iraq — and now another attempt to deprive Iran of nuclear weapons has, so far, been thwarted. The United States has a position of sorts in each of these arenas, but it’s not powerful in any of them. American influence has faded. The world’s governments no longer worry as much as they



No Longer the World’s Policeman,
We’re Now the World’s Social Worker
Canada Free Press, by Michael R. Shannon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:41:59 AM     Post Reply
It’s 9 AM late July and already the day is shot to hell. The temperature is over 80 and the humidity would wilt a Puritan’s collar. You’re supposed to be taking Migra, your Mexican Water Spaniel, on a 400–hundred-mile car trip. The dog’s 14-years-old if he’s a day, and who knows if he’ll live long enough to be reunited with the rest of your family. Plus, you can’t just motor out the driveway because that’s not a good idea where you live. It’s one of those ‘transitional neighborhoods’ that you thought was transitioning into a community where people worry about their carbon

Kerry Angrily Spars With Fox’s Chris
Wallace: ‘You Like To Ask Questions,
But You Don’t Like To Get Answers!’
Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:37:45 AM     Post Reply
After months of shutting Fox News out of his Sunday show appearances, a downed airliner in Ukraine and an ongoing Israeli invasion of Gaza compelled Secretary of State John Kerry to finally appear on “Fox News Sunday” this weekend. But that didn’t mean he had to play nice. A frustrated Kerry relentlessly castigated Fox’s Chris Wallace for continuing to ask questions while the Secretary of State was in the middle of answering. “You like to ask questions, but you don’t like to get answers!” he charged petulantly, before refusing to address any more questions from Wallace until he had finished his

ussians Oblivious To
Growing Anger Over MH17
Sky News (U.K.), by Katie Stallard    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:31:32 AM     Post Reply
On a busy street in central Moscow, a well-dressed man stands yelling at the crowd: "Don´t you understand? There will be a war!" All around him, people walk by, wholly uninterested. It´s a hot summer´s day, they´re enjoying the sun. Save for a couple of tourists taking pictures, no-one pays much attention at all. The friend of a friend who saw this, posted the news on Facebook. Someone responded with a cartoon of Homer Simpson holding a sign that says "The End is Near". There are people here who are genuinely concerned about the direction Russia is heading under Vladimir Putin, but they are very

Sarah Palin On Border Crisis: ´What
Did The President Know And When Did
He Know It?´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:27:50 AM     Post Reply
The Washington Post´s reporting brought down Richard Nixon. On Sunday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wondered if it could do the same to President Barack Obama regarding his lawlessness on illegal immigration. Palin, who called for Obama to be impeached on the pages of Breitbart News, demanded in a Facebook post that Congress get answers to two questions: "What did the President know and when did he know it?" Palin mentioned that the Washington Post had a blockbuster piece on Saturday about how “top officials at the White House and the State Department had repeatedly been warned of the potential for a



Perry Prepares To Deploy National
Guard To Portion Of Border
Breitbart Texas, by Bob Price    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:18:31 AM     Post Reply
MCALLEN, Texas—Texas media outlets are reporting Texas Governor Rick Perry is preparing to deploy the Texas National Guard to portions of the Texas/Mexico border. State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen) confirmed the pending announcement of Perry’s decision to deploy 1,000 soldiers from the Texas National Guard to the border. The goal of the guard deployment is to bolster the work of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) State Troopers, according to Jennifer Saenz, a spokesperson for Sen. Hinojosa. "The senator understands that Perry wants this troop build-up, but is not sure what kind of federal approval he needs for it. He

Jarrett: We must end pregnancy discrimination
CNN, by Valerie Jarrett    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:15:48 AM     Post Reply
More than 30 years ago, Congress wisely passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Yet today, many pregnant women still experience unfair and unnecessary challenges on the job. Nondiscrimination has been the law of the land for over three decades, yet, in some workplaces, the standard for treatment of pregnant women has remained in the dark ages. Some are fired or demoted, with no hesitation, when a modest accommodation would allow them to continue to work and support their families. The stories are heart-wrenching and preventable. There´s the pregnant woman who was terminated when, in violation of company policy, she started carrying a water

The West is to blame for creating
monster of Vladimir Putin
Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia), by Andrew Bolt    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:12:36 AM     Post Reply
RUSSIAN president Vladimir Putin has the blood of Australians on his hands, and is now hiding the evidence of his crimes. But blame the West, too, for its fatal weakness. In fact, the Abbott Government hopes to use the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines MH17 to persuade the West to muscle up at last to Russia. It is Russia — under Putin’s policy of securing his borders — which helped pro-Russian militias seize parts of eastern Ukraine, making them near lawless. It is Putin’s Russia which supplied those thugs with arms, almost certainly including the BUK SA-11 missile launcher suspected of shooting down MH17,

Obama Pressures Israel To
Curb Anti-Tunnel Defense
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:09:48 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama stepped up his efforts Sunday to limit Israel’s gradual destruction of Hamas’ tunnel network in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza, which now conceals many of the rockets and jihadi units that attack Israelis. In a morning call to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama “reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself [but] also raised serious concern about the growing number of casualties, including increasing Palestinian civilian deaths in Gaza and the loss of Israeli soldiers,” said a 2.00 p.m. statement from the White House. Israel’s government did not officially respond to Obama’s statement, which came after Israel ground units moved



Sarah Palin To GOP: Fight For The
´Forgotten Men´ To ´Win Big In 2016´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:06:51 AM     Post Reply
Ronald Reagan won two presidential elections by fighting for the "Forgotten Man," and Sarah Palin said Republicans will only win presidential elections in the future if the party sticks up for the "little guy" and the "Forgotten Man" of all races and backgrounds. Building upon the themes she has always fought for and distilled in a landmark speech in Indianola, Iowa in 2011 in which she denounced the bipartisan permanent political class and their brand of crony capitalism that extracts wealth from American workers, Palin told attendees at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado on Saturday to think about what Sam

A chilling echo of Nazi death
trains as MH17 victims begin
the grimmest journey
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ian Birrell    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:00:05 AM     Post Reply
The stench of death is thick in the air as onlookers peer inside a freight train containing the bodies of some 200 victims of the MH17 massacre. The scene, a grim echo of the mechanised slaughter of millions in the Second World War, has been created by Russian separatists who have collected piles of corpses from the plane crash and put them in refrigerated rail carriages. There was international outrage over the undignified scene last night – with swarms of flies buzzing around the train – although defiant local militia men insisted they were doing what they could for the dead. The bodies

Former NYT Editor: Hillary Expects
Journalists To Be ´100 Percent In Her
Corner,´ Especially Women
Newsbusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 1:56:17 AM     Post Reply
In May, Politico´s reporting inside Democratic circles led them to the strange conclusion that the one thing that could sink Hillary´s hopes of winning the White House was the press corps. A Clinton insider announced: “She wants to be president; she doesn’t want to run for president...The worst part of running for president for her, clearly, is dealing with the press.” In July, Politico interviewed former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who made some sense of this bizarre-sounding notion. The media has for many years defended and protected and glamorized the Clintons. But Abramson said Hillary expects the press

Kerry Slams ‘Trigger Happy’ Critics:
U.S. Should Be ‘Proud’ of Obama’s
Diplomatic Successes
Mediaite, by Eran McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 1:54:17 AM     Post Reply
Juggling foreign policy hotspots from Israel to Iran to Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry strongly defended the Obama administration’s foreign policy to Meet the Press host David Gregory, arguing that the administration had successfully used diplomacy to further peace whereas certain previous administration (a-HEM) were “trigger happy” to the point of starting wars. “What [Obama] faces is a problem with a bunch of critics who want to jump to conclusions without looking at the facts,” Kerry said. “The facts could not be more clear. The United States of America has never been more engaged, helping to lead in more places

Kerry: ‘Quieter’ North Korea
Shows U.S. Making Progress
Wall Street Journal, by Alastair Gale    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 1:50:13 AM     Post Reply
Does a “quieter” North Korea represent progress in dealing with the rogue state’s threat to peace? On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. was “moving forward” with efforts to denuclearize North Korea and pointed to coordination with China, most recently on Mr. Kerry’s visit to Beijing. Speaking on NBC’s Meet the Press, Mr. Kerry also cited a “quieter” North Korea since his previous visit to Beijing in April 2013 as evidence of progress on restraining Pyongyang’s aggression. “I just came back from China, where we are engaged with the Chinese in dealing with North Korea. And you will notice,


Pro-Russian forces finally agree to hand
over MH17 black boxes after Moscow
desperation to get them first is revealed in
phone call.*
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Darren Boyle & Will Stewart    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 1:48:41 AM     Post Reply
Pro-Russian rebels today said they have recovered the black boxes from MH17 and taken them to Donetsk where they will be handed over to international investigators. Rebel leader Aleksander Borodai told a press conference in Donetsk: ´Some items, presumably the black boxes, were found, and they have been delivered to Donetsk and they are under our control. ´There are no specialists among us who could pinpoint the look of the black boxes, but we brought to Donetsk some technical items which could be the black boxes of the airliner.´ However, Ukrainian security officials retorted that Russia has reinforced rebels with three multiple rocket

Lasers Are No Longer
a ´Star Wars´ Fantasy
- Thread Closed
Wall Street Journal, by Erik Schechter & David Majumdar    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 1:42:07 AM     Post Reply
The two Iranian-designed Abadil-1 drones that Hamas flew from the Gaza Strip into Israel last week were little more than over-glorified toy planes. So why did the Israeli military shoot them down with $3 million Patriot missiles? After all, Israel has multiple Iron Dome missile-defense batteries in the south of the country. In all likelihood, the Patriot crew were the first to detect and track the invading drones. And not knowing exactly what they were facing, the Israeli Defense Forces took no chances. While the drones were destroyed, the episode shows the limits of conventional interceptors. If Hamas had sent a dozen

Facebook scammers prey on Aussie MH17
victims by setting up fake tribute pages in
their names to drive traffic to dodgy
pop-up ad site
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Sarah Michael    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 1:39:15 AM     Post Reply
The names and photos of Australian MH17 plane crash victims are being exploited by online scammers who have set up fake Facebook tribute pages to drive traffic to a dodgy external website. The Facebook pages, created on the day the plane crashed, baited people to click on another website with a link purporting to show footage of the MH17 disaster. ´Video Camera Caught the moment plane MH17 Crash over Ukraine.Watch here the video of Crash,´ the link read. Victims targeted by the scam include young Perth siblings Otis, Evie and Mo Maslin, Canberra woman Liliane Derden and Fatima Dyczynski, who was born in

MH 17 VS. KAL 007
American Spectator, by Paul Kengor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 12:18:30 AM     Post Reply
This generation has its KAL 007. The stunning downing of Malaysian flight 17 is strikingly similar to the shock of September 1, 1983, when the Russians downed a Korean passenger airliner, flight 007, which had left New York City for Seoul via Alaska. In both cases, the Russian government vehemently denied any involvement, disparaging anyone who dared to accuse it of prior knowledge. Both planes were Asian with similar numbers of dead. KAL had 269 passengers; the Malaysian flight nearly 300. They were mostly Asian passengers but also Americans—61 Americans in KAL 007 and a much smaller (still unconfirmed) number in

Iraqi PM condemns jihadis’
targeting of Christians
Associated Press, by Sameer Yacoub and Sinan Salaheddin    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 7/21/2014 12:14:04 AM     Post Reply
Baghdad — Iraq´s prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group´s actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community´s "centuries-old heritage." (Snip) These actions stem from the harsh interpretation of Islamic law the group seeks to impose on the territory it controls in Iraq and neighboring Syria. Already in Mosul, the extremist group has banned alcohol and water pipes, and painted over street advertisements showing women´s faces. It has, however, held off on stricter punishments so far. Iraq´s Christian communities date back to the first centuries

Hillary Clinton, interview:
´Forgiveness is hard´
Telegraph [UK], by Christy Iley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/21/2014 12:09:17 AM     Post Reply
It has been said many times that Hillary Clinton’s lack of warmth and empathy cost her the 2008 Democratic candidacy. A friend of mine who is a respected editor told me that she finds her smug and cold. Before our meeting, I watched her appearance on BBC One’s magazine programme The One Show, a televisual happening that was described as “Einstein doing Play School”. I’d go one step further: it was Einstein loving every second of being on Play School. Everything Clinton was asked she responded to with charm, apparent sincerity and, most surprising of all, firecracker wit. When asked

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