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Hamas’ evil lurks beneath the surface
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/27/2014 5:26:11 AM     Post Reply
As casualties mount and calls ?for a cease-fire grow, the war ?in Gaza is probably close to ?quitting time. But nobody should be foolish enough to think that silencing the guns will mean a return to the pre-war status quo. For Israel, a business-as-usual approach is no longer possible. The barrage of Hamas rockets cannot be tolerated again because the weapons’ increased range puts the entire population in harm’s way. But something else also happened in the last two weeks, and the shock waves are just starting to roll through Israeli society. The discovery of Hamas’ vast tunnel system, which would have

Robert McDonnell trial to cast
unflinching light on Virginia
couple’s friends, marriage
Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman*    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/27/2014 5:25:07 AM     Post Reply
The star witness is a flashy dietary supplement executive who boasted of friendships with Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. A manicurist, a party planner and a yet-to-be-named public official from another state also could take the stand. In their much-anticipated federal corruption trial set to begin Monday, former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will seek to win acquittal on multiple charges and restore their honor in the eyes of the law. But over the course of the trial in a Richmond courtroom, expected to last five weeks, the McDonnells also will submit themselves to a potentially

Sen. Joe Manchin sued
by brother over loan
- Thread Closed
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/27/2014 5:20:58 AM     Post Reply
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family’s carpet business afloat. Dr. John Manchin II filed the lawsuit in Marion County against the senator and Roch Manchin. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, says Joe and Roch Manchin received a loan of more than $1.7 million from John Manchin in the late 1980s to help the then-struggling business with the promise of repayment. No payments have been made. John Manchin says that a July 2012 agreement made by

  


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Plagiarists and Illiterates
American Spectator, by Enemy Central    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/27/2014 5:15:53 AM     Post Reply
We used to think, he’ll never talk alone. But that was before we got the picture. There he is, standing in the middle of nowhere to the southwest of the West Wing, at a mini-podium, next to a mini-table, accompanied by no one, not even the teleprompter twins. And he’s saying something mean about Putin, a repeat actually of what he’d said about Putin three days earlier. So much for the flexibility he said he’d have in dealing with Russia. A change of locations doesn’t count. No doubt he replayed his anti-Putinisms in La La Land yesterday, but the press

Let’s face it, TV is for
Knockout women only
Boston Herald, by Margery Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/27/2014 5:11:47 AM     Post Reply
OK, we can all agree, the just-suspended Kirk Minihane of WEEI went way overboard calling Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews “a gutless bitch” who should “drop dead.” Imagine getting worked into such a lather when she was just reporting on a baseball game — and one which doesn’t even matter. But when he said, “Fox only hired her because she’s good looking … if she weighed 15 pounds more she’d be a waitress at Perkins” — well, he was at least partially right. No need to impugn the great waitresses at Perkins. But are we supposed to pretend we’re all

At Least 30,000 More Migrants
Get U.S. Classroom Seats
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/27/2014 5:07:43 AM     Post Reply
American kids and teenagers will be sharing their already-crowded classrooms with tens of thousands of ill-educated Central American migrants this fall, because President Obama is distributing perhaps 100,000 Central American migrants across the country. The Central American student “have very, very limited amounts of education [and] in some cases, they cannot count to 10,” said Caroline Woodason, assistant director for student support at the public schools in Dalton, Ga. “They can’t turn on a computer. They’ve never even seen a computer,” she told the Dalton Daily Citizen. In Fairfax, Va., “teachers [are] dealing with children not just learning English but years below

Providence is Not Just
a City in Rhode Island
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 7/27/2014 5:05:35 AM     Post Reply
Every now and then we are reminded by events that providence has saved our civilization from disaster. There was, for example, reminds my friend Narciso, the Bojinka plot In which Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed planned to assassinate Pope John Paul II, bomb 11 passenger planes, and crash a plane into CIA headquarters. A chemical fire in one of the plotter’s kitchens disrupted those plans. (Khalid went on to commit other atrocities -- including planning 9/11 -- but providence cannot always protect us.) This week the Daily Mail reported that the underwear bomber failed in his mission

  


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When You´ve Lost Haaretz...
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/27/2014 5:01:50 AM     Post Reply
Haaretz is Israel’s establishment, liberal newspaper. Scott once described it to me in shorthand as the New York Times of Israel. So the paper is a natural ally of a Democratic U.S. administration. That is what makes this article by Barak Ravid remarkable. It is titled Kerry’s latest cease-fire plan: What was he thinking? It is behind a subscription wall, but the link goes to Haaretz’s mobile site and should be accessible: The press conference U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry convened together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry was one of Kerry’s most embarrassing incidents since

As Libya Implodes, “Smart
Diplomacy” Becoming a Punch Line
American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/27/2014 4:52:15 AM     Post Reply
The United States is pulling embassy staff out of Tripoli, and has issued a travel advisory that nicely outlines what a nightmare Libya has become. If Obama were a Republican, the press coverage of this stinking corpse of a policy flub would be quite different. The reckless and thoughtless Libya intervention just keeps looking worse. But don’t read the critics to see how horrible things are: as the government announces that the U.S. has officially evacuated its embassy in Tripoli this morning, the latest State Department travel advisory for the country says it all: The security situation in Libya remains

Stop Keeping College
Athletes Poor and Trapped
Time, by Kareem Abdul Jabbar    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/27/2014 4:48:49 AM     Post Reply
A new survey finds that 60% of incoming college football players support unions for college athletes. The horror! Were such unions allowed, our glorious cities would crumble to nothing more than shoddy tents stitched together from tattered remnants of Old Glory; our government officials would be loin-cloth-clad elders gathered in the rubble of an old McDonald’s passing a Talking Stick; our naked children would roam the urban wilderness like howling wolves, their minds as blank as their lost Internet connection. We would be without hope, dreams, or a future. Or at least that’s what you might believe based on the

Federal judge rules DC ban on
gun carry rights unconstitutional
Fox News, by Emily Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/27/2014 4:45:08 AM     Post Reply
A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Saturday overturned the city’s total ban on residents being allowing to carry firearms outside their home in a landmark decision for gun-rights activists. Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that the right to bear arms extends outside the home, therefore gun-control laws in the nation’s capital are “unconstitutional.” “We won,” Alan Gura, the lead attorney for the Second Amendment Foundation, told Fox News in a phone interview. “I’m very pleased with the decision that the city can’t forbid the exercise of a fundamental constitutional

  


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Nigeria Death Shows Ebola
Can Spread By Air Travel
Associated Press, by Heather Murdock    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/27/2014 4:40:36 AM     Post Reply
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world´s deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa´s largest city with 21 million people. The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board an international flight also raised new fears that other passengers could take the disease beyond Africa due to weak inspection of passengers and the fact Ebola´s symptoms are similar to other diseases. Officials in the country of Togo, where the sick man´s flight had a stopover, also went on high alert after learning that

Israel Resumes Offensive
After Gaza Rocket Fire
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/27/2014 4:38:18 AM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM -- Israel has resumed its Gaza offensive after a series of Palestinian rocket attacks. The Israeli military said Sunday that following "Hamas´ incessant rocket fire" during the unilateral Israeli extension of a temporary humanitarian truce it would resume targeting Gaza militants. Israel´s Cabinet had unilaterally decided to extend the truce for 24 hours, until midnight (2100 GMT) Sunday. Hamas, which has requested the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade on Gaza, among other demands, did not agree to extend the truce. The 20-day operation has already killed more than 1,000 Palestinians and 45 Israelis. THIS IS A BREAKING

Report: Israeli Officials ´Horrified´
at Kerry Ceasefire Proposal,
´Complete Cave-In´ to Hamas
Breitbart Big Peace, by Thomas Rose    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2014 11:40:29 PM     Post Reply
The ferocity of Friday’s unanimous rejection by the Israeli government of Secretary of State John Kerry’s cease was kept quiet to prevent a formal rupture of relations between the two erstwhile allies, reports Israel’s Channel 2 Television. The popular and widely-watched Saturday evening newscast quotes several unnamed high officials in the Israeli government who claimed that Kerry’s cease fire proposal represented a “complete cave-in” to Hamas’s demands for an end to fighting in its war against Israel. The official, and others cited in The Times of Israel, claimed that Israel was “stunned” and “absolutely horrified” that Kerry’s ceasefire proposal, which contained

Sierra Foothills Wildfire Claims
5 Homes; 750 Evacuated Near Plymouth
KPIX-TV [San Francisco], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2014 10:51:45 PM     Post Reply
PLYMOUTH— A wildfire in Northern California has destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the Sand Fire has burned about 1,300 acres near the border of Amador and El Dorado counties. It was about 20 percent contained Saturday morning. CalFire officials say the fire has led to the evacuation of about 750 people from 250 homes. Officials have set up an evacuation center at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and closed a stretch of Sand Ridge Road. The wildfire is burning in steep, rugged

  


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What Two Grieving Parents Find
in Their Daughter’s Makeup Bag
Shows the World a Way to
Celebrate Her Life
Independent Journal Review, by Kyle Becker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2014 10:36:47 PM     Post Reply
After their 21-year-old daughter Kristina was killed in a tragic accident last September, Sandra and David Chesterman were beyond distraught. Searching through her apartment, they found something unusual for a young woman to have in her makeup bag: a bucket list. Kristina, an aspiring nurse, had been riding her bike near her home in Chico, California, on September 22, 2013, when her life was tragically snuffed out by an alleged drunk driver. Below is a memorial to her spirit.

Richard III´s makeshift grave
opens to public
Agence France Presse, by Anne Laure Mondesert    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2014 9:54:42 PM     Post Reply
The grave of King Richard III, immortalised by Shakespeare as one of history´s great villains, was opened up to the public on Saturday in central England. The remains of the infamous ruler were found in 2012 under a car park in the city of Leicester. Around a hundred visitors were on hand to watch city mayor Peter Soulsby cut the ribbon on the £4 million ($6.8 million, 5 million euro) new visitor centre at the discovery site. Early arrivals at the building, in an abandoned school close to Richard´s grave, were able to examine a replica of his skeleton made

New York Times: Legalize marijuana
Politico, by Craig Howie    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2014 9:44:45 PM     Post Reply
The New York Times’ editorial board on Saturday called on the federal government to legalize marijuana. Citing alcohol prohibition, social costs and states’ movements, the board argued “after a great deal of discussion” that “the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization.” “We considered whether it would be best for Washington to hold back while the states continued experimenting with legalizing medicinal uses of marijuana, reducing penalties, or even simply legalizing all use. Nearly three-quarters of the states have done one of these,” the editorial said. “But that would leave their citizens vulnerable to the whims of whoever happens

Five helpful suggestions for
the Chinese man who suddenly
finds himself with millions
of AmEx points to burn
Washington Post, by Sarah Larimer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2014 9:34:37 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this year, Chinese almost-billionaire Liu Yiqian purchased a Chenghua Meiyintang "chicken cup" at an auction in Hong Kong, reportedly paying more than $30 million for the 500-year-old piece. The sale made headlines for several reasons: • The cup is super old and precious. • He paid more than $30 million! • Liu Yiqian drank out of it. Yeah, that happened. When Liu Yiqian bought the cup earlier this month, he sipped tea from it, and the pictures caused a bit of a commotion. (Tweet) When asked about it, he told China Real Time that taking the drink was a

FDNY ‘babying’ cadet
who can’t pass fitness tests
New York Post, by Kenneth Garger and Daniel Prendergast    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/26/2014 9:04:44 PM     Post Reply
She walked through her running tests and got winded climbing stairs, yet a physically unfit female FDNY probie was still allowed out in the field like a normal graduate — and given a year to pass, The Post has learned. “She’s literally the most pathetic specimen of physical fitness I’ve ever seen,” fumed an academy classmate of Choeurlyne Doirin, 39, who was given a uniform and a “light-duty” assignment even though she did not graduate on June 2 with the other 286 cadets. (Snip) “She started walking halfway through the run,” the source said. “She couldn’t even make it up

  



Iceland Could Become Russia and
China´s ´Secret Weapon´ Against U.S.
Breitbart London [UK], by M. E. Synon    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/26/2014 8:39:24 PM     Post Reply
The lesson comes too late for the United States, but there it is: after the US abandoned its military base and its foreign policy influence in Iceland in 2006, both Russia and China are now showing how keen they are to fill the void and take advantage of the growing strategic importance of the island nation at the edge of the Arctic Circle. It is more than just tiny Iceland’s rich fisheries and potential undersea mineral wealth that is attracting both the largest country in the world and the most populous. In April last year, China agreed a free trade

Turkish Foreign Minister salutes
“all those martyrs who were
killed for the holy territories”
Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson     Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/26/2014 8:19:43 PM     Post Reply
More Turkish hypocrisy and absurdity on display. Yesterday was other-worldly, watching the sick march of hypocrisy on display at the U.N. for the vote in the General Assembly to grant “Palestine” nonmember state status. Of course, “Palestine” already declared independence in 1988 and that declaration was recognized by almost all of the 138 countries that voted “yes” yesterday. What was other worldly was watching the speech of the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. I watched it live. I haven’t been able to find a link to the text, but it was unreal, talking about the inalienable rights of peoples to

‘We Are All Hamas!´: Thousands
Attend London´s Gaza Protest
Glorifying Terrorism
Breitbart London, by Andre Walker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2014 8:17:30 PM     Post Reply
LONDON, United Kingdom – It was billed as the biggest protest in London since the Stop the War Coalition marched against the invasion of Iraq. In the end the predictions of one million protesters proved to be fantasy, and some campaigners openly expressed their love for Gaza-based terrorist outfit Hamas. The crowd assembled at an empty Israeli Embassy, as the diplomats do not work on Saturdays, and marched towards an empty Parliament, which is currently on recess. This was the perfect analogy for the hollowness of London´s Gaza (or pro-Hamas) protest this weekend. Many of the protesters managed to walk

For the Left, Cool Is King
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/26/2014 7:55:51 PM     Post Reply
Dear Reader (including the many new anti-Semitic and just plain bat-guano crazy people who’ve wandered into my life in recent days), Last night I said on Twitter: "The Great Liberal Forgetting of Jonathan Gruber begins...Now". Forgetting may not be the right word. (Snip) As NR put it in an editorial, “It’s an odd world in which judges are accused of usurping the role of Congress for ruling that the executive branch must follow the text of a law Congress wrote.” Seriously, who knows what will happen if the courts start adhering to the law as written? That’s like saying the IRS should be politically neutral. Madness!

Florida congressman misidentifies
US officials as India reps
New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/26/2014 7:54:55 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — A freshman congressman from Florida erroneously lectured two US government officials about things “your country” should do — under the mistaken belief they were from India. The officials, Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar, were both Americans representing the State and Commerce departments at a hearing of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee. But the Republican lawmaker, Curt Clawson — who just weeks ago replaced Rep. Tray Radel, who quit Congress in January after he got caught buying cocaine — seemed convinced they were ­Indian officials. “I am familiar with your country; I love your country,” he said. “Anything I

Tony Dungy, Israel and the Media´s
Selective Religion Bigots
Newsbusters, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2014 7:48:29 PM     Post Reply
Who’da thunk it? A winning Super Bowl coach and Israel combine to teach Americans a lesson in how the media’s religion bigots operate. The coach, of course, is Tony Dungy, the now retired coach of the Indianapolis Colts, the team he led to the 2007 Super Bowl win over the Chicago Bears. And Israel? Israel is, thank God, still Israel. (Oops! Can I still say “God”?) The two are in the news this week for two seemingly very different reasons. Dungy is in the media dock for saying as follows about the St. Louis Rams choosing linebacker Michael Sam in

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