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Taliban Making Military
Gains in Afghanistan
New York Times, by Azam Ahmed    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/27/2014 10:34:37 AM     Post Reply
Mahmud Raoi, Afghanistan - Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local elders. The Taliban have found success beyond their traditional strongholds in the rural south and are now dominating territory near crucial highways and cities that surround Kabul, the capital, in strategic provinces like Kapisa and Nangarhar. Their advance has gone unreported because most

Wendy Davis surely will fail
without help from Obama
Star-Telegram [Ft. Worth, TX], by Bob Ray Sanders    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/27/2014 9:55:14 AM     Post Reply
State Sen. Wendy Davis is making a huge mistake in her campaign as the Democratic nominee for Texas governor. And if she continues doing it, she just might find her potential voters staying home in droves on Election Day. The campaign apparently has decided that Davis has to distance herself from President Barack Obama — avoid being seen with him, resist talking about the issues he has championed even if she supports them, and certainly not ask the president’s help in getting out the vote in the Lone Star State. The obvious reason for this flawed strategy is that Obama is hugely unpopular in the so-called “red”

Kerry´s cease-fire draft revealed:
U.S. plan would let Hamas keep its rockets
Haaretz Newspaper [Israel], by Barak Ravid    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/27/2014 9:46:39 AM     Post Reply
Haaretz obtains U.S. proposal for weeklong cease-fire which Israel´s cabinet rejected; Kerry did not recognize Israel´s demand to continue working against the tunnels and presented Hamas as equal to Israel. The cease-fire draft U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presented to Israel on Friday evening contained practically no mention of Israel´s security needs or of demilitarizing the Gaza Strip of rockets and heavy weaponry or of the need of destroying the terror tunnels linking Gaza to Israeli territory, according to a draft of the document obtained by Haaretz, revealed here for the first time. he one-page document, marked "confidential,"

  


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Stopping police asset-forfeiture predators
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/27/2014 9:44:50 AM     Post Reply
When the public is more afraid of the cops than the bad guys, the system is broken. There’s reason for some law-abiding Americans to worry about their pocketbook becoming lighter after a visit from the lawman. Bonnie and Clyde never pretended to be anything but robbers. A 64-year-old Texas woman, for example, was accused of being a drug dealer simply because she was carrying cash in her pickup truck from the sale of her land. The cops took her money, though she had never been convicted of a crime in her life. She had to sue in federal court to get all of her money back. A family grocery store in Michigan was threatened by the IRS

Cash Strapped CHICAGO Sees The
Lucrative Business of Illegal Aliens As
a Way To Help Cover Financial Hurdles….
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/27/2014 9:44:30 AM     Post Reply
That headline is not the substance of this media article (below) - but for those of you who have followed the intents and activities of Emanuel Inc. you know where this is going. (Snip for graphic) HHS (The Multi-Trillion Dollar Agency) was selected by the administration to facilitate the transition of illegal aliens into local communities. Doing so allows a massive amount of money to be shifted around inside the agency. (emphasis added in the article and after we’ll expand):Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former Obama administration chief of staff, wants to expand the city’s efforts to house young illegal immigrants from

Legalization of Marijuana
Increases Homeless Population
KREX-TV (Grand Junction, CO), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/27/2014 9:37:21 AM     Post Reply
Grand Junction, Colo. - Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city´s streets. Homeward Bound in Grand Junction, also has taken note of the increase. "One of the things that´s driving our increased numbers, and we´re seeing it from shelters in other parts of this state in Colorado where legalized marijuana, retail sales of marijuana have driven people to Colorado and I think that comes from what we´re seeing from other shelters," said executive director of Homeward Bound, Douglas Karl. The Salvation Army's Men's shelter in Denver

Report: Hamas Used Child Labor to
Build Terror Tunnels; Hundreds Killed
Breitbart Big Peace, by Joel B. Pollack    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/27/2014 9:35:25 AM     Post Reply
Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network, built partly to carry out attacks on children across the Gaza border in Israel. That report--confirmed by Hamas itself--emerged in 2012, not from the Israeli government, but the sympathetic Journal of Palestine Studies, in an article that otherwise celebrated the secret tunnel system as a symbol of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli "siege" of the Gaza Strip. The article, "Gaza´s Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel´s Siege," was published in the Summer 2012 edition of the Journal by Nicholas Pelham, who writes for the Economist and

  


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Calls for Israel to ´Use US, EU
Flight Bans to its Advantage´
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Yaakov Levi    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/27/2014 9:27:54 AM     Post Reply
Dr. Aryeh Bachrach, a leader of the Almagor terror victims´ organization who himself lost a son in a terrorist attack, said that Israel could use the flight ban to Israel by American and European airlines to its advantage. Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Bachrach said that if the opportunity were to arise again, with US and EU authorities telling airlines not to fly to Israel because of the danger of Hamas rocket attacks, Israel should, instead of seeking ways to convince the officials that there was no danger in flying to Israel, adopt their point of view. “When the announcement of

New York bar removes ´No
Irish drunks´ sign after backlash
Irish Independent ( Dublin, Ire), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/27/2014 9:09:45 AM     Post Reply
After a barrage of negative feedback from the Irish American community in New York and abroad, owner George Watson taped over it with a homemade replacement saying, ´No Sensitive Drunks´. Mr Watson said that it was meant in jest and targeted the Irish in particular because of the ´sense of humour´ It´s believed the sign originated from an ´inside joke´ within the community relating to particular event. If you spoke about any other religion or race they would probably take offense to it; the Irish have a sense of humor," Mr Watson told IrishCentral.com. Pauline Turley, the Vice Chair of

Duke of Westminster: There is
no more honourable cause than
helping wounded soldiers
Telegraph [UK], by Christopher Hope    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/27/2014 9:07:35 AM     Post Reply
The Duke of Westminster is used to developing properties. As one of Britain’s wealthiest men, he owns swathes of central London through his company, Grosvenor Estates, as well as hotels, office blocks and flats across the country. But it is his plans for a new development in the Midlands that he considers will be his life’s achievement: the new £300million Defence National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) at Stanford Hall, near Loughborough. [Snip] In his first interview since the plans were given the green light this month, the Duke is forthright about why he wants to build the new centre in the

Growing Up American: Small-Town Dog
American Thinker, by Susan D. Harris    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 7/27/2014 9:00:28 AM     Post Reply
Before dog licenses and leash laws; before doggie mohawks, colored hair and painted toenails; before $100 teeth cleaning, $800 vet bills, and humiliating Halloween costumes, there existed – in almost every sleepy town with a red brick school and a white church steeple – an extinct breed of canine I like to call the American dog. He (or she) went by names like Old Shep, Old Dog Tray, or Spot. This is the story of an American dog.

  


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John Kerry: The Betrayal
Times of Israel, by David Horovitz    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 7/27/2014 8:36:02 AM     Post Reply
When The Times of Israel’s Avi Issacharoff first reported the content of John Kerry’s ceasefire proposal on Friday afternoon, I wondered if something had gotten lost in translation. It seemed inconceivable that the American secretary of state would have drafted an initiative that, as a priority, did not require the dismantling of Hamas’s rocket arsenal and network of tunnels dug under the Israeli border. Yet the reported text did not address these issues at all, nor call for the demilitarization of Gaza. It seemed inconceivable that the secretary’s initiative would specify the need to address Hamas’s demands for a lifting of

Let gun owners carry weapons
in public, says US judge
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/27/2014 8:20:38 AM     Post Reply
A judge has ordered officials in Washington DC to allow citizens to carry handguns in public after saying a previous ban on “open carry” weapons is unconstitutional. “There is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny,” said Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr of the District of Columbia District Court. “Therefore, the court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional,” he added in his 19-page

Police Visit to MH17
Disaster Site Canceled
Associated Press, by DMITRY LOVETSKY    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 7/27/2014 8:11:20 AM     Post Reply
DONETSK, Ukraine — A team of international police officers that had been due to visit the site of the Malaysian plane disaster in eastern Ukraine canceled the trip Sunday after receiving reports of fighting in the area.Alexander Hug, the deputy head of a monitoring team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said it was too dangerous for the unarmed officers to travel to the site from its current location in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down with a surface-to-air missile over a part of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists on

US border crisis: ‘There were 150
women and children, lined up there,
just waiting to be picked up’
Telegraph [UK], by Philip Sherwell    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/27/2014 8:04:49 AM     Post Reply
Illegal immigrants crossing the river that divides Texas and Mexico would once have tried to disappear into the thick vegetation on the US side to avoid arrest. But in a striking twist to the migrant crisis that is overwhelming the US border authorities, tens of thousands of Central Americans streaming across the border are surrendering to US border officers as soon as they can. Human smuggling gangs are spreading the word that unaccompanied minors and mothers with children escaping the gang violence and poverty of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will no longer be deported. [Snip] Add in the women

  


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´He should be in the Middle East, not the UK´:
Peace envoy Tony Blair blasted for throwing
surprise birthday party for wife Cherie´s 60th*
Daily Mail [UK], by Abu Taher and Emily Kent Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/27/2014 7:47:50 AM     Post Reply
Tony Blair--the Middle East Peace Envoy--threw a lavish birthday party for his wife on Friday night at their country bolthole in Buckinghamshire, while the grim death toll from the Gaza conflict passed the 1,050 mark. Mr Blair, whose role is to hammer out a ceasefire in times of conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, spent most of last week in the UK before hosting the couple’s friends at the party, estimated to have cost about £50,000. He held the surprise 60th birthday party for Cherie at their £6million country mansion South Pavilions, formerly the home of Sir John Gielgud, inviting

Joan Rivers Defends
Israel in Epic Rant
Townhall, by Leah Barkoukis    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/27/2014 7:44:58 AM     Post Reply
It’s been infuriating to watch Hollywood elites ignorantly blast out their support for Gaza across social media platforms since the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians escalated this month. Thus, it’s refreshing to see one particularly outspoken celeb passionately stand up for Israel’s right to self-defense. “If New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe ’em out,” she tells the cameraman. Rivers continues, “I don’t want to hear anymore, ‘Oh, we’ll do a partial truce.’ The Palestinians… you cannot throw rockets, and not expect people to defend themselves.” Asked about civilian casualties among Palestinians, Rivers fires back, “Then

Hamas declares 24
hour ceasefire in Gaza
Telegraph [UK], by David Blair    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/27/2014 7:01:43 AM     Post Reply
Hamas leaders agreed to a renewed 24-hour ceasefire today--hours after the Gaza Strip erupted with gunfire and artillery explosions when the previous truce came to an end. The announcement gave rise to hopes for a brief pause in the conflict. The ceasefire is due to start at 2pm local time. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli army spokesman, did not say if Israel would observe the truce during the requested time. He said troops would continue demolishing Hamas military tunnels. Israel had previously announced a “humanitarian” truce from 8am until 8pm on Saturday, later extending this until midnight. The security cabinet then

World Leaders Lambast Obama´s
´Failures´ in the Middle East
American Thinker, by Raymond Ibrahim    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/27/2014 6:17:04 AM     Post Reply
World leaders are increasingly pointing to U.S. President Obama’s failures in the Middle East. Some are direct and blunt. For example, during his recent visit to Brazil, Russian President Vladimir Putin was asked by journalists about U.S. sanctions against Russia due to the Ukrainian crisis. While naturally condemning such moves, part of his response was to accuse the Obama administration of “encouraging war between neighboring states.” In the same context, Putin added: American objectives have not been realized, nor have they accomplished anything, because everything has collapsed. Afghanistan faces problems, and Iraq and Libya are falling apart. Egypt also was

Federal Judge to Camera-Shy
Austin Cops: People Have a Right
to Record You. Deal With It.
Reason, by Jacob Sullum    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/27/2014 6:04:36 AM     Post Reply
As my colleagues and I frequently note, Americans have a well-established constitutional right to record police officers as they publicly perform their duties. Yet cops across the country continue to harass and arrest people for exercising that right, using bogus charges such as wiretapping, resisting arrest, and interfering with police. Yesterday yet another federal judge issued a clear message to those cops: Cut it out. The case was brought by Antonio Buehler, an Austin, Texas, activist who has had several run-ins with camera-shy cops. The first incident occurred on January 1, 2012, when Buehler pulled into a 7-11 in Austin

  



Meet the Putins: Inside the Russian
Leader´s Mysterious Family
NBC News, by Hasani Gittens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/27/2014 6:00:22 AM     Post Reply
Wh en the mayor of a Dutch city, angry in the wake of the MH17 disaster, called for the deportation of Maria Putina, the world was reminded that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not an island unto himself — he has kids. Not just one beautiful daughter, but two.The eldest, Maria — or “Masha” — is 29 and her sister, Yekaterina — or “Katya” — is 27. Despite being “millennials” neither seems to have presence on any social network, and have not fallen prey to the U.S. tabloid coverage of famous scions. The Russian president’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov famously said last

Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face
Atlantic, by Robinson Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 7/27/2014 5:57:01 AM     Post Reply
The NSA made me slather my face in make-up. Or, it didn’t make me, exactly. But last spring, I found myself wandering around D.C., wearing dazzle camouflage for the first time. It was a sunny Saturday, the capital swamp neither frigid nor muggy-oppressive—perfect for walking. It took me 45 minutes to get all the makeup on, to get the pencil right and the hair dangled just so. I spent the day hanging out with some friends around Adams Morgan, a neighborhood seemingly developed by former hippies who had gone into non-profit C-suites or opened boutique restaurant-bars. I told my friends why my

On to Pluto!
National Review Online, by Josh Gelernter    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/27/2014 5:55:42 AM     Post Reply
There has been some fanfare this week over the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11. If the celebration has made you despair at the listless state of today’s space program, you may be comforted by another astronomical date, a sort of pre-anniversary: One year from now, for the first time in human history, a probe will reach Pluto. The probe is a compact-car-sized NASA spaceship called New Horizons. It left Earth in 2006. Pluto’s a long way away. Pluto used to be our smallest, remotest planet, the ninth planet from the sun. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union redesignated Pluto as a

26 Moments At The Fair That Will
Restore Your Faith In America
The Federalist, by Rebecca Cusey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/27/2014 5:48:12 AM     Post Reply
If you’re starting to think America is all narcissistic selfies and contentious Internet comments, there’s a cure for that. Pack up the family, slip on your cowboy boots, and head on down to the county or state fair. You’ll see that there are plenty of people who still know how to work hard, make things, and have fun. Here are 26 steps to get your very own injection of American exceptionalism. 1. Mosey through the crafts pavilion and see that people do, indeed, still make things. Beautiful things. Hard things.(Snip for photo)2. Head over to the farming pavilion with the whopping

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