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Locals Say Rebels
Moved Missile Launcher Shortly
Before Malaysian Plane Was Downed
BuzzFeed, by Max Seddon    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 5:10:35 PM     Post Reply
Torez, Ukraine - Its white metal shutters are down and business is slow, but this nondescript home improvement store in a decaying rebel-controlled east Ukrainian industrial town could be key to establishing who downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Several locals near the StroiDom store in Torez, about 10 miles from where the plane crashed, said Tuesday that they had seen what appeared to be a missile launcher driving through their town a few hours before the plane was shot down last Thursday. Their story appears to corroborate Ukrainian claims that the separatist rebels had a sophisticated missile launcher and drove it to the site

11 Parents of Nigeria´s Abducted Girls Die
Associated Press, by Michelle Faul    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 4:53:28 PM     Post Reply
Lagos, Nigeria - Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under siege from the militants, residents report. Seven fathers of kidnapped girls were among 51 bodies brought to Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of Kautakari this month, said a health worker who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals by the extremists. At least four more parents have died of heart failure, high blood pressure and

The View Crew: Stop Trying to
Shame Hillary with Bill´s Mistresses!
Media Reseach Center, by Geoffrey Dickens    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/22/2014 4:49:58 PM     Post Reply
The women of The View are sick and tired of people using Bill Clinton’s mistresses to get in the way of Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions. At the top of Tuesday’s show Whoopi Goldberg introduced the topic: “You know, there’s a new book called The First Family Details: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents. And it claims that Bill Clinton has a mistress that visits the house so often that when Hillary is out of town, they see her and they have nicknamed her The Energizer.” Guest host and former CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin led the charge

  


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Fruit recall affects Costco,
Trader Joe´s, Walmart, Kroger stores
CNN, by Jacque Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 4:42:30 PM     Post Reply
If you´ve picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe´s, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading. Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Costco, Trader Joe´s, Kroger and the Walmart Corp. -- which operates Walmart and Sam´s Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websites. The recall is nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Internal testing at Wawona revealed the potential

Divorce case exposes bickering
between Michael Moore, wife
Detroit News, by Francis X. Donnelly    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 7/22/2014 4:35:49 PM     Post Reply
A lakefront mansion. Dueling movie producers. Super agents joining the fray. A drunken driving arrest. The possible hiring of private investigators. The divorce of Michael Moore has this normally sedate community northeast of Traverse City all atwitter. The filmmaker, 60, who split his time between a home here and one in New York, is leaving his wife of 22 years, Kathy Glynn. By reaching a settlement, Moore avoids a trial that could have aired dirty laundry common in high-proile breakups and impugned his long-hewn image as a common man by disclosing details of his comfortable life.

China meat scandal
hits Starbucks, Burger King
Associated Press, by Joe McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 4:35:21 PM     Post Reply
Beijing - A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald’s said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets. Chinese authorities expanded their investigation of the meat supplier, Shanghai company Husi Food Co. (Snip) The scandal surrounding Husi Food, which is owned by OSI Group of Aurora, Illinois, has added to a string of safety scares in China over milk, medicines and other goods that have left the public wary of dairies, restaurants and other suppliers.

ISIS Robs Christians Fleeing Its
Edict in Mosul: Convert, Leave, or Die
Daily Beast, by Andrew Slater    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/22/2014 4:26:06 PM     Post Reply
The last Christians have left one of their holiest cities, running from ISIS demands to become Muslim or be slain—but as a final indignity, their money and even crucifixes were stolen. After being issued an ultimatum from ISIS in Mosul, some of the city’s last Christian families have fled, only to be robbed of their last possessions at ISIS checkpoints. Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISIS’s demands: Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed. But the day before the final exodus, Christians were

  


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GOP must get its message
out to nonwhite voters
Boston Herald, by Star Parker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 4:20:55 PM     Post Reply
It is no accident that rhetoric about race has been ramping up at a time when racial politics can be the key determinant for control of the Senate this year. At least three states that have large black populations — North Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas — are red states with vulnerable Democrat senators up for re-election. Can racism really be as rampant in America as all the current rhetoric implies? A Google search for “racism” will produce a long list of articles from the most recent week’s news claiming racism on issue after issue of national concern. We need to

Neal Boortz defends Hillary Clinton
for representing child rapist
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 4:19:19 PM     Post Reply
Libertarian radio host Neal Boortz came to Hillary Clinton’s defense on Tuesday after the potential presidential candidate came under fire in recent weeks for defending a child rapist during her lawyer days in the 1970s. Mrs. Clinton has faced criticism for helping a sex predator avoid a lengthy prison term when she was a defense attorney in 1975. She has defended herself in saying that it was her obligation to represent the man, regardless of if she approved of him. Mr. Boortz, a former attorney, agreed, arguing that the former secretary of state was only doing her duty in upholding the Constitution. “Government has one power that you do

One Media Outlet Catching On To
Massive Governmental Non-Profits
Housing The Unaccompanied Alien
Minors – “Southwest Key” Under Review
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/22/2014 4:16:39 PM     Post Reply
A Texas Media outlet has just caught on to something we discovered and have shared with you. Previously we identified the BIG THREE large non-profit corporations getting massive grants from DHS and HHS. These were the “faith based groups” President Obama met in Dallas 7/9/14. They are, listed smallest to largest: #3 Bronze – U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and/or, U.S. Catholic Charities $70,000,000+ #2 Silver – Southwest Key Programs Inc $122,000,000+ #1 Gold - Baptist Child and Family Services Emergency Management Division (BCFS-EMD) $270,000,000+ Today we focus on one. “Southwest Key Programs Inc” – KEYE TV in Austin Texas has just discovered the

Carter calls for end
to fighting in Gaza
Atlanta Journal-Constitution [GA], by Shelia Poole    Original Article
Posted By: snakeoil- 7/22/2014 4:16:17 PM     Post Reply
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has called for an end to the fighting and bombing in Gaza. “Both sides must distinguish between combatants and noncombatants, and Israel must ensure that its use of force is proportionate in accordance with international humanitarian law. More immediately, all combat operations must stop, and Israeli troops should withdraw from Gaza,” Carter said in a statement released Tuesday. So far, more than 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed in the fighting, according to reports. The Israeli death toll is estimated at 29, including two civilians. Humantarian groups have also called for an end to

  


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UK Opposition Leader Brushed Off by
Obama in ´Waste of Time´ Meeting
Breitbart London [UK], by Andre Walker    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/22/2014 4:12:13 PM     Post Reply
A former Labour spin doctor has claimed that Ed Miliband wasted his time meeting Barack Obama, and should have seen State Governors instead. Damian McBride, who worked in Downing Street under Prime Minister Gordon Brown, wrote in the Times that stage-managed meetings with the President tell Britain nothing about "real America". McBride worked at Downing Street shortly before the ill-fated meeting between Gordon Brown and President Obama. [Snip] "Provided Obama turns up and the White House doesn’t serve bacon sandwiches, today’s meeting will be the diplomatic equivalent of the speaking clock. So what is the point?"

What the Internet Can
See From Your Cat Pictures
New York Times, by Derek Willis    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 4:09:28 PM     Post Reply
Your cat may never give up your secrets. But your cat photos might. Using cat pictures — that essential building block of the Internet — and a supercomputer, a Florida State University professor has built a site that shows the locations of the cats (at least at some point in time, given their nature) and, presumably, of their owners. Owen Mundy, an assistant professor of art who studies the relationship between data and the public, created “I Know Where Your Cat Lives” as a way of demonstrating “the status quo of personal data usage by startups and international megacorps who are riding the wave of decreased privacy for all,” Mr. Mundy

The 5 Happiest Cities In America
Are In One State & The Unhappiest
Places Have One Thing in Common
Independent Journal Review, by Caroline Schaeffer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 3:49:18 PM     Post Reply
A working paper from professors from Harvard and the Vancouver School examined the happiness of cities based on data from a CDC study and weighted based on demographics and income, PolicyMic reports. (Map) Some might suspect that they’re just putting something in the water, but the five happiest cities in America are all in the same state: Louisiana. Those cities are Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport-Bossier City, Baton Rouge, and Alexandria. The Northeast and one city in the Midwest did not fare too well: Scranton, Erie, and Pittsburgh, PA, Gary, IN, and New York City were found to be the top five

MH17 plane crash: EU to
widen Russia sanctions
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/22/2014 3:48:44 PM     Post Reply
The EU will widen its sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says. Frans Timmermans said "unanimous" and "forceful" decisions had been taken on enhanced sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict. The UK has pushed for the Russian arms sector to be targeted. [Snip] The sanctions are aimed at forcing Russia to help defuse the Ukraine conflict and put pressure on the rebels to disarm. A new sanctions list naming individuals and organisations will be drawn up by EU ambassadors by Thursday, Mr Timmermans told reporters after meeting his

  


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World´s largest aquatic insect
specimen found in China
CNN, by Zoe Li    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 3:45:02 PM     Post Reply
The world´s largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China´s Sichuan province, experts say. According to the Insect Museum of West China, local villagers in the outskirts of Chengdu handed over "weird insects that resemble giant dragonflies with long teeth" earlier this month. Several of these odd critters were examined by the museum and found to be unusually large specimens of the giant dobsonfly, which is native to China and Vietnam. The largest one measured 21 centimeters (8.27 inches) when its wings were open, according to the museum, busting the original record for largest aquatic insect

´The President´s very proud of his
chili´: Michelle Obama discusses
the First Family´s food – and
insists she’s the better cook
Daily Mail (UK), by Erin Clements    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 3:40:49 PM     Post Reply
When Al Roker visited Michelle Obama at the Kids´ State Dinner Friday at the White House, he had a very important question for the First Lady: ´Who´s the best cook in the family?´ ´I would say that I am because I´ve done it more. The President´s not a bad cook,´ she told the Today show personality in a segment that aired Monday. She also revealed that President Barack Obama´s go-to dishes are ´Chili and a stir fry,´ adding, ´I mean, he´s very proud of his chili.´ Scroll for video- The President himself spoke at the event, which was honoring 54

Choosing Life over Convenience
Breitbart Big Government, by Col. Rob Maness    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 3:34:10 PM     Post Reply
As the debate examining prohibiting late term abortions has unfolded, I can´t help but think of my youngest grandson who was born a few years ago, weighing only 2 lbs 5 oz at 28 weeks. After his birth, I spent a lot of time with him in the neonatal intensive care unit, watching him grow stronger every day until he was able to finally go home with his family. Witnessing the miracle of his birth and the struggle he had in those early weeks, it breaks my heart that anyone would have a problem with limiting late term abortions and

Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit
All Children Seeking Asylum
National Public Radio, by Alan Greenblatt    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 3:33:19 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Marco Rubio argued that the nation´s immigration laws need to be overhauled and said that Hillary Clinton would be a flawed candidate for president. "I just think she´s a 20th century candidate," he said. "I think she does not offer an agenda for moving America forward in the 21st century, at least not up till now." The Florida Republican made his comments in the second half of a two-part interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep on Tuesday. Rubio also said he will make a decision about whether to run for president himself sometime within the next few months.

Obamacare Aid for Plan Buyers
on U.S. Exchange Overturned
Bloomberg News, by Andrew Zajac    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 7/22/2014 3:31:44 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul suffered a potentially crippling blow as a U.S. appeals court ruled the government can’t give financial assistance to anyone buying coverage on the insurance marketplace run by federal authorities. The decision, if it withstands appeals, may deprive more than half the people who signed up for Obamacare the tax credits they need to buy a health plan. The government will immediately seek review of the court’s decision and in the meantime nothing has changed for people getting premium tax credits, Justice Department spokeswoman Emily Pierce said. A White House official said the U.S. will seek a review

  



If Halbig Stands, What
Happens to Obamacare?
National Review Online, by Callie Gable    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 3:30:34 PM     Post Reply
With the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision today that Obamacare, as written, doesn’t authorize the provision of subsidies on federal health-care exchanges — it just does so for those established by states — residents of 36 states may stop receiving insurance subsidies under the law. President Obama could well ignore the decision, which he asserts is perfectly legal, but he’ll also certainly appeal it — either to an en banc hearing of the D.C. Circuit Court (more judges than the three that just heard it) or to the Supreme Court. If the president chooses to ignore the ruling, we can bet

Obama scraps Jimmy Kimmel
visit amid "more serious matters"
CBS News, by Rebecca Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 3:29:33 PM     Post Reply
As crises continue erupting all over the world, presidential fundraising trips still make the cut. Late-night television appearances, on the other hand, do not. White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed Tuesday that tentative plans to appear on Jimmy Kimmel´s late night show during President Obama´s three-day trip to the West Coast were scrapped, at least in part because of how it would look. The decision "is at least in part related to the challenges of doing a comedy show in the midst of some of these other, more serious matters that the president´s dealing with in the international scene," Earnest told reporters. The president has taken

Beef pollutes more than
pork, poultry, study says
Associated Press, by Seth Borenstein    Original Article
Posted By: addicted_to_coffee- 7/22/2014 3:21:48 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

On North Carolina and the
State of the Midterm Battle
Weekly Standard, by Jay Cost    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 3:21:32 PM     Post Reply
Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) has released a new poll of the North Carolina Senate race, featuring Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan squaring off against Republican state house speaker Thom Tillis, with ostensibly good news for the Democrat: She’s up seven points and expanded on her lead. Their headline: “Hagan continues to grow lead.” But dig a little deeper and the story is mixed for the Democrat. Hagan’s seven-point lead is due largely to the libertarian candidate, who is polling 8 percent. In no cycle since 1986 has the libertarian pulled more than 3.4 percent in North Carolina; on

Ben Carson on 2nd Amendment: People
Can ´Protect Themselves From an
Overly Aggressive Gov´t’
Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 7/22/2014 3:19:16 PM     Post Reply
Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and the author of six best-selling books, said the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution was put there so Americans could support the military, if needed, during a domestic invasion but “more importantly, so that people could protect themselves from an overly aggressive government, if that ever happened.” Carson added that gun rights under the 2nd Amendment are “vitally important,” that he “would never compromise the 2nd Amendment in any way,” and that one of the first things dictators do is confiscate people’s weapons, which “we don’t ever want to allow” in America. Carson, awarded the Presidential

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