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Tyson Foods to shut three
factories, cut 950 jobs
Reuters, by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, P.J. Huffstutter*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 9:19:14 PM     Post Reply
Tyson Foods Inc said it will discontinue operations at three of its factories which make processed meat products such as sausages and hot dogs, affecting about 950 people. The largest U.S. meat processor, which won the bidding war for Hillshire Brands Co in June, said the closures were not related to the acquisition. "The decision to close these plants was underway long before the (Hillshire) discussions began", Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson told Reuters. Tyson outbid Pilgrim´s Pride Corp with its $63 per share offer for Hillshire, valuing the Jimmy Dean sausages maker at $8.55 billion. The closures were due to changing

Obama Rejects Kurds´
Plea for Help Against ISIS
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/25/2014 9:15:43 PM     Post Reply
President Obama famously failed to act when warned that ISIS was preparing to mount an offensive in Western Iraq. This left ISIS free to conquer, with virtually no resistance, city after city in the defense of which American soldiers have shed blood. Now Obama is receiving new warnings, this time from the Kurds in Northern Iraq. In fact, according to the Washington Post, the Kurds are “pleading for U.S. military aid.” Unlike the Iraqi government, the Kurds possess a viable military that is prepared to fight ISIS. Indeed, they are fighting ISIS, and fairly effectively. However, the Kurds now have

Hamas Terror Tunnels:
What Did the UN Know
and When Did It Know It?
PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/25/2014 9:09:07 PM     Post Reply
Amidst news the Israelis have turned down secretary of State Kerry’s latest, apparently Qatar-inspired, ceasefire, not to mention the other day’s nauseatingly familiar anti-Israel fusillade from the mega-Orwellian UN Human Rights Council, comes word that Hamas had been planning a gigantic attack on Israel this September via its dozens of tunnels. From the Gatestone Institute: Hamas had apparently been preparing a murderous assault on Israeli civilian targets for the coming Jewish New Year Holiday, Rosh Hashanah, which begins on September 24, according anonymous sources in the Israeli security services, as reported today

  


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Kerry on Release of Sudanese Christian:
‘Their Concerns Were Our Cause’
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 9:06:19 PM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry lauded the U.S. role in promoting religious freedom worldwide after the release of Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim. Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli helped arrange Ibrahim’s departure from Sudan to Rome, according to Vatican Radio. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi welcomed her at the airport; she then met with Pope Francis at the Vatican for about half an hour along with her husband, American citizen Daniel Wani, her son Martin and baby Maya, born in prison two months ago. Before her death sentence was overturned, Ibrahim faced capital punishment for marrying a Christian man.

Nancy Pelosi: Moses Was a
Refugee Too, Just Like Baby Jesus
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 9:03:33 PM     Post Reply
(Video) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doubled down on her comments that Americans should view the flood of children crossing the border while claiming refugee status just like baby Jesus. Pelosi reminded reporters that it was the National Conference of Catholic Bishops that used the baby Jesus analogy. She then suggested that if Moses hadn’t have been accepted by the Egyptians, then there wouldn’t be the Ten Commandments. “You could even speak about, if it’s your tradition, Moses,” she said. “What would we do if Moses had not been accepted by the pharaoh´s family? We wouldn’t have the Ten Commandments

US Releases Armed Mexican
Police Who Strayed Into Texas
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 9:02:09 PM     Post Reply
Sharyl Attkisson reports that the US Customs and Border Patrol has released three Mexican police officers who strayed into Texas while pursuing cop killer suspects. The officers were armed with AR-15 rifles and Beretta 9-mm pistols. The three claim to have had “tunnel vision” during the pursuit, when they walked across a dry section of riverbed from Juarez to El Paso. They were pursuing suspects who had shot and killed a police officer and wounded another during an ambush close to the border. A 16-year-old girl was also wounded in the firefight. The officers strayed into Texas Wednesday, and have already

GOP lawmakers fight plan to
bring more illegal immigrant
children to military bases
Fox News, by Judson Berger & Justin Fishel    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 8:58:52 PM     Post Reply
Republican lawmakers are challenging the Obama administration over a newly announced plan to expand the use of U.S. military bases to house illegal immigrant children, warning that it will put a strain on troops and threaten military readiness. The Pentagon confirmed this week that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to house an additional 5,000 minors at DOD facilities. The announcement has fueled concerns that what was initially described as a short-term measure is becoming an open-ended commitment. “It’s very evident that this is not a short-term solution,”

  


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Sessions: Melt Congress´ Phone Lines,
Stop Obama´s Planned Executive Amnesty
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 7/25/2014 8:58:09 PM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is putting a call out to the American people: He needs help to kill President Barack Obama’s plans to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Sessions wants Americans to melt Congress’ phone lines, demanding their members make a precondition of any border crisis bill that Obama’s executive order amnesty via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and any future plans be stopped. (Snip) “We have people in our own country living in violence, fear and poverty every single day. They have demanded an immigration policy that puts their

Eleanor Holmes Norton says
´you don´t have a right to know´
what´s going on in government
Washington Examiner, by Sean Higgins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 8:31:15 PM     Post Reply
Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors. "You don´t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government," Norton said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. It was, to put mildly, a significant departure from the more traditional liberal stance

Kansas top court overturns death
sentences in ´Wichita Massacre´
Reuters, by Fiona Ortiz    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 7/25/2014 8:20:23 PM     Post Reply
Chicago - The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned death sentences for two brothers convicted in the 2000 execution-style murder of four people on a snowy soccer field in Wichita, ruling that the trial judge erred in refusing to conduct separate penalty phases for the two men. Jonathan and Reginald Carr were sentenced to death in 2002. Their December 2000 crime spree, known as the Wichita Massacre, included the kidnapping of three men and two women in a home invasion that included rape and sexual humiliation. The five victims were shot in the head; one survived.

Obama wants to be impeached
Washington Times, by Ernest Istook    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/25/2014 8:09:42 PM     Post Reply
President Obama insists on flirting with impeachment even as House Republican leaders insist there’s no such possibility. Obama uses a passive-aggressive strategy that can be judged as a political maneuver, a personality disorder, or both. Secure in the knowledge that impeachment is not the same as removal from office, Mr. Obama brings up the topic on his own and with bold defiance. Martyrdom goes well with a Messiah complex and Mr. Obama’s speeches are a non-stop litany of depicting himself as a victim of Republicans. Already operating beyond the constitutional bounds of presidential power, Mr. Obama’s strategy is to push the bounds

  


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Iraq’s Kurds want U.S. help to
hold off Islamic State extremists
Washington Post, by Loveday Morris    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/25/2014 7:21:26 PM     Post Reply
Irbil, Iraq — Each day, Kurdish security forces­ in northern Iraq skirmish with fearsomely armed Islamic State militants along their new, nearly 650-mile border. The Kurds have held their own so far. But without new arms supplies or financial assistance, their fight is unsustainable, a senior Kurdish official said. Masrour Barzani, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s intelligence and security chief, described his forces as “overstretched.” In an interview this week, he called on the United States to provide direct military assistance to his semi­autonomous region, which he said has been left to fight the extremists unaided.

Corporate Tax Reform Dead
for the Year As Obama Blinks
New York Sun, by Lawrence Kudlow    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/25/2014 6:58:38 PM     Post Reply
Just for once, wouldn’t it be great if President Obama actually defended American business, instead of attacking it? Just once? Wouldn’t it be great if Mr. Obama acknowledged that U.S. firms are overburdened by the highest corporate tax rate among developed countries, and as a result are becoming less and less competitive? Wouldn’t it be great if he said he wants to fix this tax imbalance in order to grow the economy faster and give U.S. businesses a leg up on the global scene? Couldn’t he just say that? He could say it like this: “Look, I don’t want to

Pictured: The foster dad who
left 10-month-old girl to die
inside 95F car for Two Hours
Daily Mail [UK], by Pedro Oliviera    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 7/25/2014 6:53:52 PM     Post Reply
A 10-month-old girl has died in Kansas after her foster father forgot her for more than two hours inside a car outside their home in 95-degree weather.Neighbors say the baby was the foster child of two men who had as many as five children in the house. Seth Michael Jackson, 29, was arrested on an aggravated child endangerment charge and hauled to Sedgwick County Jail, the Wichita Eagle reported. The other dad, Payton Schroeder, has not been charged. He was already home when Jackson came in and assumed he´d brought the baby in, the paper reported. Lieutenant Todd Ojile said Jackson picked up the 10-month-old from the babysitter

Hamas’s big plan disrupted
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 7/25/2014 6:49:11 PM     Post Reply
In an update this morning that provides the necessary context to Israel’s rejection of a ceasefire at this stage of its offensive in Gaza, Omri Ceren of The Israel Project writes: Leaks have begun to trickle out on what Israeli interrogators are learning from captured Hamas fighters. One plot in particular is getting overwhelming attention. Hamas was apparently a few months away from conducting a mass attack on Israeli civilians during the upcoming Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana, on September 24. The raid would have been like something out of a movie: hundreds of heavily-armed Hamas fighters would have emerged

  


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Suspended for Abuse,
Then Patted on the Back
New York Times, by Michael Powell    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/25/2014 5:36:21 PM     Post Reply
The Baltimore Ravens really are blessed. Let’s say Ray Rice, the team’s Pro Bowl running back, had tested positive for steroids. Under league rules, he would have faced a minimum four-game suspension. A punishment that severe might have gotten in the way of this fine team of men and their playoff drive. Instead Rice drove his hand into his then-fiancée’s head, knocking her cold last February in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. In the National Football League, domestic battery apparently counts as half-a-roid, good for a two-game suspension. After the N.F.L. handed down its suspension and a fine exceeding $500,000, and

Happy birthday George, love Uncle
Sam: Obamas sent baby prince a
hand-made rocking horse and polo
mallet carved from ancient White House tree
Daily Mail (UK), by Dan Miller    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 5:32:21 PM     Post Reply
What do you get a king in the making for his birthday? Thankfully the Obamas weren´t short of a few good ideas. The President and his family sent the newborn Prince George a stunning hand-made rocking horse as well a blanket made from the finest alpaca wool to celebrate his birth last year. Sporting a saddle embossed with the presidential seal, the wooden rocking horse came with a polo mallet with a head made from the branch of an oak tree that once stood on the south lawn of the White House. Scroll down for video -The blanket was made

Underpants bomber failed in mission
to blow up airliner ´because he wore
same pair of underwear for two weeks´
Daily Mail [UK], by James Rush    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/25/2014 5:23:15 PM     Post Reply
The notorious underwear bomber´s plot in 2009 to blow up a plane on Christmas Day failed because the explosives became ´degraded´ after he wore the same pair of underpants for two weeks, according to a U.S. official. Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on a suicide mission when he attempted to detonate a bomb in his underpants as the plane, en route from Amsterdam, approached Detroit. The bomb however failed to detonate aboard the flight, which was carrying nearly 300 people, but caused a brief fire that caused burns to his groin.

Two peas in a pod! Ten-week-old baby
Eisleigh and Clyde the pitbull puppy
snuggle up at nap time
Daily Mail (UK), by Sadie Whitelocks    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 5:21:02 PM     Post Reply
Forget teddy bears, one baby girl has found the perfect sleeping companion - a pitbull puppy by the name of Clyde. Adorable photographs and home videos capture ten-week-old Eisleigh from North Carolina snuggling up to the tiny canine in various poses. One recent piece of footage shows the two nestled in a bouncer with Clyde´s nose resting on a smiley Eisleigh´s head. Scroll down for video - Before taking a nap, the little pup is seen scampering up to the seat and curling himself into a comfortable resting position. His human companion then lets out a sequel of joy and

Girls´ night out! Michelle and
Sasha Obama caught in fan´s
selfie as they watch Beyonce and
Jay-Z concert in Chicago
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/25/2014 5:13:51 PM     Post Reply
An eagle-eyed fan has snapped a selfie with Michelle and Sasha Obama as they attended a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in Chicago last night. Yesenia Herrera was standing in front of the first family at Soldier Field when she whipped out her cell phone and took a selfie - capturing Mrs Obama and her youngest daughter in the background. Michelle, who was in the city to hold a Democrat fundraiser, and 13-year-old Sasha were also at the concert with Sasha´s big sister, Malia, 16. Herrera, a model from Chicago, then shared the image to Instagram - no doubt to the

  



Hamas Still Has Some Friends Left
Time Magazine, by Mirren Gidda    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/25/2014 5:10:09 PM     Post Reply
With the fighting in Gaza intensifying daily, the ruling militant group Hamas is finding itself pushed to the limit. Trying to match Israel’s vast military might is an impossible task, and even finding the resources to launch rocket attacks against Israeli targets could only be achieved by heavy foreign investment. (Cut) The militant Palestinian organization has been a firm fixture on the United States’ Foreign Terrorist Organizations list since 1997. Hamas’ only hope is its neighbors in the Arab World. Hamas has two clear allies, according to Middle East experts: Qatar and Turkey. Both have given Hamas their public support and financial assistance

´Mascara from Amsterdam, or if
to be precise from the field´: Outrage
as female ´separatist´ posts Instagram
selfie wearing ´looted mascara - and
boasting about it´
Daily Mail (UK), by Will Stewart    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 5:05:51 PM     Post Reply
Outrage has been expressed in Russia and Ukraine over a young woman who allegedly boasted on her social media site about using looted mascara from the Malaysian air crash site. Identified as Ekaterina Parkhomenko from Torez, close to where the Boeing 777 hit the ground after being shot out of the sky, she posted a picture of a blue mascara bottle, say reports. Her Instagram account then carried two selfies taken with an iPhone which were said to show her after she had applied the Catrice mascara. Scroll down for video

Meghan McCain turns down co-hosting
job on The View as the program
struggles to find suitable replacements
Daily Mail (UK), by James Gordon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 4:56:00 PM     Post Reply
The View chat show is in chaos after producers hopeful that conservative Meghan McCain might join the team turned down the offer. The conservative pundit and daughter of Senator John McCain appeared as a guest co-host on The View earlier this month as part of a tryout to join the talk show. After losing all their co-hosts except for Whoopi Goldberg, the show is in turmoil as they struggle to find suitable replacements. Barbara Walters retired, Sherri Shepherd moved on after seven years and Jenny McCarthy left the show after just one season. McCain, 29, is currently a panelist on

Israel´s security cabinet
rejects cease-fire proposal
USA Today, by Yousef Al-Helou and Jabeen Bhatti    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/25/2014 4:49:16 PM     Post Reply
GAZA CITY — Israel´s Security Cabinet unanimously rejected a cease-fire proposal Friday that called for a week-long truce in the deadly conflict. The proposal by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for a temporary pause in fighting to allow Israelis and Palestinians to broker a broader deal. Israeli TV reported the deal was rejected mainly because Israel would have to cut short its effort at destroying Hamas tunnels. Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon told troops Friday that Israel may significantly widen the Gaza ground operation.

Military bans troops from Baptist church
event honoring ‘God’s Rescue Squad’
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/25/2014 4:45:23 PM     Post Reply
The Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, Missouri, invited National Guard personnel to be honored at its annual Vacation Bible School as part of “God’s Rescue Squad” — but the troops never showed because the military forbids them from attending such an event. “We were going to thank them for protecting our religious liberty,” Pastor Kent Hogan told Fox News. “It was more of a promotion for the military — to show the kids what the military does.” The church, which had held similar events earlier in the week for the local fire department, paramedics and the county sheriff’s department, was told that federal regulations

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