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Rep. Joe Garcia: “We’ve Proved
that Communism Works”
Canada Free Press, by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 12:21:42 PM     Post Reply
It is no surprise that young people are enamored of communism. Their teachers have been indoctrinating them for years into the utopia of “social justice,” “environmental justice,” the “evil” middle class, and the spectacular equality for all as envisioned by Marx, Engels, and Lenin. Communism is “cool” in the land where wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt is a hypocritical political statement made while enjoying capitalist amenities. But we expect them to mature eventually and give up the absurdity that communism has not succeeded because the wrong people were in charge. Furthermore, we don’t expect them to elect representatives that mirror their youthful

Relatives’ pit bulls fatally
maul Riverview boy, 4
Tampa Tribune, by Geoff Fox    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/21/2014 12:16:10 PM     Post Reply
RIVERVIEW — The family of 4-year-old Logan Shepard called his mauling death by two pit bulls on Saturday night “a tragic loss.” Logan was found in the front yard of his aunt and uncle’s home by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, sheriff’s records said. Logan had walked to the home of Dolores and Billy Frederick Sr., 12509 Rhodine Road, with his mother, Stephanie Groulx, who lives on nearby Tocci Lane in the Tropical Acres community. Logan was given ice cream Saturday night, while the adults and a 15-year-old cousin went into a bedroom to talk,

Biden to Putin: I don´t think
´you have a soul´
The Hill (Washington DC), by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/21/2014 12:12:26 PM     Post Reply
Vice President Biden told Vladimir Putin that he did not believe the Russian leader had “a soul” during a visit to the Kremlin in 2011, the vice president said in a New Yorker magazine interview published Monday. Biden said the incident occurred while he was touring Putin’s office in the Kremlin. “I had an interpreter, and when he was showing me his office I said, ‘It’s amazing what capitalism will do, won’t it? A magnificent office!’ And he laughed. As I turned, I was this close to him,” Biden said, signaling that the two leaders were standing just inches apart. “I

  


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Iraq Crisis: ISIS Torches 1,800-Year-Old
Church after Banishing Mosul Christians
International Business Times, by Johnlee Varghese    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/21/2014 12:11:24 PM     Post Reply
The ISIS deadline for Christians to leave Mosul ended at the weekend, and thousands of people who follow the religion have left the city. And as the last group of Christians made their way out, the militants torched the 1,800-year-old Assyrian Christian church. According to Al Arabiya, the church was burned down on Saturday, after the remaining Christians fled. It noted that the burning of the church was the latest event in the destruction of Christian property in Mosul.

Bergdahl’s complicated story
no simpler in Texas
Dallas Morning News (TX), by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/21/2014 12:01:37 PM     Post Reply
Has there been a presidential photo op this year that raised as much of a stir as Barack Obama in the Rose Garden with Robert and Jani Bergdahl? They are the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last American held prisoner in Afghanistan, released over the Memorial Day weekend to some fanfare. Yet his story didn’t turn out to be the feel-good page turner that some in the Obama administration might have imagined. From the announcement that the administration had traded five Taliban commanders for Bergdahl’s release, his story has been anything but simple. Several members of his unit stepped

MH17 plane crash: Dutch
experts examine bodies
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/21/2014 11:58:33 AM     Post Reply
Pro-Russian rebels have allowed Dutch investigators to examine bodies from the crashed Malaysia Airlines plane at a railway station in eastern Ukraine. The three Dutch experts said the train might leave the town of Torez later. All 298 people on board flight MH17 died when it crashed over the rebel-held area on 17 July. The US and other nations say there is growing evidence of Russian complicity in the crash. Meanwhile, heavy fighting is reported in the main rebel-held city of Donetsk. The clashes--involving heavy weapons--are continuing near the city´s airport and the railway station, eyewitnesses say.

Reports from the
“Immigration Surge” Protests
Legal Insurrection, by Leslie Eastman    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/21/2014 11:55:54 AM     Post Reply
Reports are beginning to surface from the 300-plus citizen-organized protests on July 18-19 focused on deep concerns about the immigration surge of supposed “refugees” swamping our border control resources, under the banner of the “National Days of Protest against Immigration Reform Amnesty & the Illegal Immigration Surge”. "With a coalition of more than 50 groups and organizations of various sizes, protests against illegal immigration and the Obama inspired surge of illegals at America’s borders took place in more than 300 locations. The protests were highly visible and some were small with a handful of people on overpasses with others being

  


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Obama Calls for Immediate
Access to Crash Site
Associated Press, by Julie Pace    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/21/2014 11:50:34 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine where a passenger jet was shot down last week. Obama accused pro-Russian separatists in the area of removing evidence and bodies from the crash site. He says that raising the question of "what exactly are they trying to hide?" The president says the burden is on Russia and President Vladimir Putin to compel the separatists to cooperate with the investigation. Obama says that if Russia continues to violate Ukraine´s sovereignty, Moscow "will only further isolate itself" and the economic costs will

Russian billionaires ‘in horror’
as Putin risks global isolation
Bloomberg News, by Henry Meyer and Irina Reznik    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/21/2014 11:38:16 AM     Post Reply
MOSCOW — Russia’s richest businessmen are increasingly frantic that President Vladimir Putin’s policies in Ukraine will lead to crippling sanctions and are too scared of reprisal to say so publicly, billionaires and analysts said. If Putin doesn’t move to end the war in Ukraine in the wake of last week’s downing of a Malaysia Air jet in rebel-held territory, he risks becoming an international outcast like Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko, whom the U.S. famously labeled Europe’s last dictator, one Russian billionaire said on condition of anonymity. What’s happening is bad for business and bad for Russia, he said.

Obama: Biden would make
´superb´ president
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/21/2014 11:30:08 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report Monday said. Obama, in an interview with the New Yorker, said Biden "has seen the job up close, he knows what the job entails. He understands how to separate what´s really important from what´s less important. I think he´s got great people skills. He enjoys politics, and he´s got important relationships up on the Hill (in Congress) that would serve him well." "Joe would

Wall Street Journal Gets Hacked,
Reports Air Force One Crash
Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/21/2014 11:26:45 AM     Post Reply
Two false reports related to the White House were published by the Wall Street Journal‘s Facebook page early Sunday morning before they were removed. “We are aware that our Facebook page was compromised during the last 20 minutes,” the Journal wrote in a status to its Facebook audience of nearly 3 million. “We have deleted the posts and are looking into it.” The original false report said that a U.S. Air Force One pilot had lost contact with air controllers while flying over Russian air space. “Crash feared,” the post said, accompanied by the “#Breaking” hashtag: (Tweet) A follow up

  


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Health care tax credits become tax woes
The Tennessean [Nashville TN], by Tom Wilemon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/21/2014 11:14:51 AM     Post Reply
If this year´s real-estate market is a good one for Larry Lyons, the federal subsidy that helped him buy health insurance may turn into a huge bill at income tax time. Four months after the Good­lettsville real-estate agent chose a health insurance plan on healthcare.gov, he´s perplexed by a letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asking him to prove his income and his children´s citizenship. "I have been filing tax returns for years with the IRS," Lyons said. "Now, I am going to have to send citizenship documentation." And he´s baffled by the demand for upfront proof

Occupy protester threatened
to kill two officer’s families
New York Post, by Rebecca Rosenberg    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/21/2014 11:07:04 AM     Post Reply
The Occupy Wall Streeter who once sobbed in court because she had to appear in the same dress twice also threatened to kill two cops’ families, court papers show. Couture-crazed protester Cecily McMillan — who became a poster child for OWS indignation after socking a cop in the eye in 2012 — was arrested again in December 2013 during a subway scuffle She was busted after allegedly urging two turnstile jumpers not to cooperate with a pair of cops in the Union Square subway station — and then made death threats against the officers, according to the papers. “You don’t

Clinton Earns $12 Million
Speaking, Writing After Service
Bloomberg News, by Lisa Lerer & Lauren Streib    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/21/2014 10:39:00 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton has earned at least $12 million in 16 months since leaving the State Department, a windfall at odds with her party’s call to shrink the gap between the rich and the poor. Clinton’s income since her resignation as secretary of state in February 2013 is derived mostly from her latest memoir, speeches and paid appearances at corporate retreats, according to an analysis of data compiled by Bloomberg. At least 12 organizations that previously booked President Bill Clinton -- who has been paid almost $106 million in speaking fees alone since he left the White House -- also hired his wife.

Perry to send 1,000 Texas Guard
troops to South Texas border
San Antonio Express-News [TX], by Peggy Firac    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/21/2014 10:35:49 AM     Post Reply
SAN ANTONIO — Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce Monday that he will activate up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley, state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, confirmed Sunday night. Perry wants these troops to bolster the work already being done with a surge of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, said Hinojosa´s spokeswoman, Jennifer Saenz, who added that the governor gave the Valley legislative delegation notice before the planned 2 p.m. announcement on border security. “The senator understands that Perry wants this troop buildup, but is not sure what kind of federal approval he needs

  


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Is the White House Lying or Just
Bad at Crisis Communications?
National Journal, by Ron Fournier    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/21/2014 9:56:18 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s decision to stick with his schedule of fundraisers and photo opportunities amid twin foreign policy crises elicited one of the strangest statements you´ll ever see from a White House. "It is rarely a good idea to return to the White House just for show, when the situation can be handled responsibly from the road," said Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director. "Abrupt changes to his schedule can have the unintended consequence of unduly alarming the American people or creating a false sense of crisis." Where do I start? First, the phrase "just for show" is indicative of

Sharia Law in Philly Leads
Imam to Try and Chop Off
Thief’s Hand w/Machete
FrontPage, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/21/2014 9:44:21 AM     Post Reply
Islamic law is nowhere you want to be. Unfortunately it’s made it to the United States. A Muslim leader showed a considerable lack of brotherly love in Philadelphia last week, when he tried to cut off the hand of a man accused of stealing from the local mosque. Philly.com reported that Mitchell and the mosque’s imam invoked Sharia Law which states, “As to the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hands; a punishment by way of example from Allah for their crime.” Although the 46-year-old victim denied stealing from the mosque, the two mosque officials carried him

Melodrama at the Met
American Magazine, by Rebecca Burgess    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 7/21/2014 9:40:59 AM     Post Reply
With emotions reaching Wagnerian proportions, the storied Metropolitan Opera has arrived at the penultimate act of its latest melodramatic production: contract negotiations with the 16 unions currently holding sway over the 2,000-plus employees who bring each opera to life. The current labor contract expires on July 31, but as early as this past February, American Guild of Musical Artists Executive Director Alan Gordon was advising members to prepare for a lockout and a cancelled, or partially cancelled, 2014-2015 season. The leitmotif running through the labor discussions has been the possible death of the 130-year-old Metropolitan Opera.

How Hobby Lobby Split the
Left and Set Back Gay Rights
Atlantic, by Molly Ball    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/21/2014 9:40:32 AM     Post Reply
In the Hobby Lobby decision handed down last month, the Supreme Court was asked to strike a balance between women’s rights and religious freedom. But the major conflict that has erupted in the wake of that decision has been between religious freedom and gay rights. The resulting controversy has split gay-rights and faith groups on the left, with wide-ranging political fallout that some now fear could hurt both causes. One chapter of the controversy is set to close on Monday, when President Obama plans to sign a long-awaited executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gays and lesbians, according to

How Obama Questions Your Patriotism
Creators Syndicate, by David Harsanyi    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/21/2014 9:36:33 AM     Post Reply
So Barack Obama is again using one of the most contemptible phrases in American politics — "economic patriotism." There are many credible reasons to despise this rhetorical construct. Patriotism, after all, is the attachment to one´s homeland, a nationalistic devotion to one´s country and the values that make it great. If a person not only resists things that are "patriotic" but opposes them, then logic dictates that the person is being unpatriotic. So the president is really asking one question: Why do you hate America? Instead of protecting tax loopholes that let corporations keep their profits overseas, let´s put some of that

  



The final indignity: Bodies of MH17 crash
victims tossed into rubbish trucks and
carted off to morgue train after three days
laying in 85f heat
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Kieran Corcoran    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 9:19:12 AM     Post Reply
As if the heartache couldn’t get any worse, families of MH17 victims were today greeted with the most undignified scene imaginable – their loved ones in black body bags being lined up on the side of a road and thrown into the back of rubbish trucks. Almost 200 victims were piled high in the sweltering heat on eastern Ukraine before being carted off to a refrigerated train after their passenger jet was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. For three days the 298 victims of the attack were left where they fell, in a field near the village of Grabovo in eastern

Take a trip inside the mysterious Siberian
hole: New footage emerges from deep
within the strange structure
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Will Stewart*    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 9:06:32 AM     Post Reply
Footage has emerged from deep inside the mysterious crater that has suddenly appeared in Siberia. The crater on the Yamal Peninsula - known as the ´end of the world´ to locals - was caused by aliens, a meteorite, a stray missile, or an explosive gas cocktail released due to global warming, according to theories last week. Russian scientists recently returned from the first expedition to look inside the giant hole which was previously spotted by helicopter. Their footage highlights a darkening around the rim which was earlier seen as evidence of heat possibly from an explosion during the crater´s creation. ´They found the crater

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