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´No one gives me a second look´:
Shotgun victim who had the
most ambitious face transplant
ever performed hits the cover
of men´s magazine GQ
Daily Mail (UK), by Joel Christie    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2014 11:06:15 PM     Post Reply
In the world of medical journals, Richard Norris is Mick Jagger. Horribly disfigured after a shotgun accident blew off half his face, the 39-year-old underwent one of the most complex face transplants in history, receiving teeth, a jaw and even a tongue from a donor. The 36-hour hour operation was extremely controversial - it was elective surgery, and Norris only had a 50 percent chance of survival - but the result was not only a new life for him, but a groundbreaking new study for doctors learning to treat soldiers and other victims of severe facial injuries. ´A drop of

3 Officers Are Shot in Greenwich
Village; Fugitive Is Killed
New York Times, by J. David Goodman & Marc Santora    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2014 10:56:21 PM     Post Reply
A man wanted on child molestation charges in California who was working in a Greenwich Village smoke shop shot and wounded two federal marshals and a New York City police detective on Monday afternoon before they fired back, killing him, the police said. Moments before, all had been calm among the stacks of bongs and blown-glass pipes in Smoking Culture, a tiny store at 177 West Fourth Street, nestled along the causeway of tattoo parlors, erotic shops and bars offering early happy hour — a stretch that can call to mind the Times Square of old. The officers arrived around

Obama: A Country Without Rule
of Law ´Will Not Succeed
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2014 10:50:05 PM     Post Reply
During a town hall meeting at a summit with the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, President Obama explained to a young African student that to succeed, a burgeoning country required a system of laws. He explained: Regardless of the resources a country possesses, regardless of how talented the people are, if you do not have a basic system of rule of law, of respect for civil rights and human rights, if you do not give people a credible, legitimate way to work through the political process to express their aspirations, if you don´t respect basic freedom of speech and

  


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CBS Promotes Obama Fist Bump
In Wake of New Study On
Reducing Spread of Germs
Newsbusters, by Jeffrey Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2014 10:38:54 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, July 28, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley used a new study showing that high fives are five times more hygienic than shaking hands as a way of promoting President Obama´s use of the fist bump. Fill-in anchor James Brown, who hosts The NFL Today on CBS, gushed at how “in his line of work, President Obama does a healthy amount of handshaking but a study out today says high fives will be more hygienic. They transfer only about half as many bacteria.” [See video below.] In a brief segment at the end of the broadcast, Brown continued

Border surge puts Obama legacy
on immigration at stake
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/28/2014 10:19:07 PM     Post Reply
After two years of playing offense, immigrant rights groups suddenly and unexpectedly find themselves playing political defense, pushing back against proposals to speed up deportations of people surging across the border illegally even while advocates plead with the White House to take politically risky executive action to halt deportations in the interior. The advocates say they have “an audience of one” — President Obama, who for his career in Washington, stretching back to his days as a senator, has tantalized them with promises of action and even delivered some victories, but at times has seemed a reluctant partner.

This is the worst Ebola outbreak
in history. Here’s why you
should be worried.
Washington Post, by Ishaan Tharoor    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/28/2014 10:16:16 PM     Post Reply
The worst Ebola outbreak in history has put a number of countries in West Africa in lockdown, led to the deaths of nearly 700 people since February and brought new reports of doctors, including Americans, contracting the virus they are attempting to contain. The situation is undeniably scary. Here´s what you need to know. What is Ebola? Ebola viral disease is a highly infectious illness with fatality rates up to 90 percent, according to the U.N. World Health Organization. Symptoms initially include a sudden fever as well as joint and muscle aches and then typically progress to vomiting, diarrhea and,

With Israel, the world
is blaming the victims
Washington Post, by Richard Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/28/2014 10:08:44 PM     Post Reply
Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s anti- Semitism is getting the better of him. Once again, the Turkish prime minister has trotted out the Hitler analogy in relation to Israel and what it has done in Gaza. “They curse Hitler morning and night,” he said of the Israelis. “However, now their barbarism has surpassed even Hitler’s.” Erdogan’s Hitler fetish is both revolting and inaccurate. Hitler murdered an estimated 6 million Jews, not to mention millions of Poles, Russians, Gypsies and, as a group, homosexuals; the Israelis have killed in the current Gaza operation more than 1,000 Palestinians. The difference between murdered and killed

  


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Netanyahu warns Israel to prepare
for long Gaza conflict, as
at least 10 more are killed
Washington Post, by William Booth*    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/28/2014 10:04:00 PM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM — Israel will press its air and ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, preparing his country for a longer and bloodier campaign and dashing hopes that the three-week-old conflict would end soon. Rebuffing appeals from President Obama, the United Nations and others for an immediate cease-fire, Netanyahu said in a televised address, “We will not finish the mission, we will not finish the operation, without neutralizing the tunnels” through which Hamas fighters have sought to infiltrate Israel. The tunnels, he said, “have the sole purpose of destroying our citizens, killing our children.”

Obama planning to give ´millions of
illegal immigrants work permits and
save them from deportation’
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/28/2014 9:55:32 PM     Post Reply
Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November´s mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, a prospect White House officials have openly discussed.

Federal Court To Atheist Group:
The Ground Zero Cross Stays
Daily Caller, by Tristyn Bloom    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/28/2014 9:36:53 PM     Post Reply
A federal court ruled Monday that the existence of a cross at Ground Zero does not violate the Constitution, slamming the appeal filed by the secular activist group American Atheists. The famous cross, formed by two intersecting beams left standing after the 9/11 attacks, has been a powerful spiritual symbol for many since and even during the tragedy. Frank Silecchia discovered the cross while helping recover bodies from the site. “It was a sign,” he later said. ”a sign God hadn’t deserted us.” American Atheists felt differently. In July 2011 they filed suit over the cross, which had been included in the

Clowns caught up in
minor accident in Westwood
The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by Tariq Zehawi and Stefanie Dazio    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/28/2014 9:28:30 PM     Post Reply
Westwood — A woman who had just performed a clown show at an elementary school crashed a Toyota sedan into a telephone pole on Berkeley Avenue just before noon Monday, police and a witness said. Authorities do not know what caused the crash, Westwood police Sgt. Matthew McClutchy said. But Jack "Poppi T Clown" Erbstein of Mahwah, who witnessed the accident, said the driver was reaching for a GPS unit that fell off the windshield when she veered off the road and hit the pole. The witness and the driver are part of Call Us Clowns, a not-for-profit organization that

  


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US says Russia violated 1987
nuclear missile treaty, calls
breach ´a very serious matter´
Associated Press, by Jim Kuhnhenn    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/28/2014 9:09:21 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation comes at a highly strained time between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia´s intervention in Ukraine and Russia´s grant of asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. An administration official said President Barack Obama notified Russian President Vladimir Putin of the U.S. determination

Cash-short Venezuela considering the
sale of its US downstream subsidiary
MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/28/2014 8:54:16 PM     Post Reply
Venezuela´s state-run oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) is considering offers to sell its U.S. downstream subsidiary Citgo, industry research group Argus Media reported on its website last Friday. The government has received three separate offers to buy Citgo submitted through Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, Argus said citing energy ministry officials. ”The offers are in the range of 10bn to 15bn dollars for the Citgo assets, including three U.S. refineries with a combined nameplate crude processing capacity of 757,000 barrel per day (bpd), 48 products storage facilities, three wholly owned Citgo pipelines

If the Chamber of Commerce backs Mary
Landrieu, she’ll join a shrinking club
Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/28/2014 8:26:59 PM     Post Reply
If the Chamber of Commerce backs Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) for reelection, she will join an shrinking club: Democrats backed by the nation´s largest business group. In an op-ed about the Chamber´s political strategy published in Saturday´s New York Times, Joe Nocera writes that the group has decided to back Landrieu. But a spokeswoman cautioned that no decisions have been finalized yet. According to a Chamber tally, the group has endorsed fewer and fewer Democrats in recent years. In 2008, it backed 38 for Congress. That number shrunk to 21 in 2010, five in 2012 and and just two so far this year -- Reps. Henry Cueller (D-Tex.) and

Geraldo: Every Time You Say ´Illegals´
It´s Like Fingernails on a Blackboard!
NewsBusters, by Geoffrey Dickens    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/28/2014 8:21:46 PM     Post Reply
Geraldo Rivera hates it whenever any one around him refers to people illegally crossing the border as “illegals.” On Monday’s edition of Outnumbered he challenged FNC’s Ainsley Earhardt when she dared to use that phrase in his presence. Rivera barked: “Every time you say ‘illegals,’ it’s like fingernails on a black board!” Well Earhardt, along with a few of her co-panelists, fought back against Rivera’s insistence that the border-crossers were “law-abiding.” (video after the jump) The following is the relevant exchange as it was aired on the July 28 edition of FNC’s Outnumbered: Andrea Tantaros: Ainsley how does this move,

  


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Shake & Bake – Jesse Jackson Demands
Twitter Release Diversity Data
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/28/2014 8:10:24 PM     Post Reply
It’s Shakedown Time— Jesse Jackson Jr. called on Twitter to release its diversity data to his Rainbow Push Coalition. PC World reported: U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has called on Twitter to release its employee diversity information, which its Silicon Valley peers such as Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Facebook have already done. The Rainbow Push Coalition, founded by Jackson, has also asked Twitter to signal its commitment to inclusion by hosting a public community forum to address the company’s plan to recruit and retain more black talent. The coalition and black empowerment group, ColorOfChange.org,

Laura Ingraham, Tea Party Giant
Killer, Eyes Her Next Scalp
Sunday Times [UK], by Toby Harnden    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/28/2014 8:08:22 PM     Post Reply
She has adopted a daughter from Guate­mala and was a speechwriter under President Reagan, who introduced an "amnesty" for three million illegal immigrants in the 1980s. With her striking good looks and her status as the most listened-to woman on American radio talk programmes, she might have seemed the ideal person to deliver a softer Republican message, as the party hopes to appeal to Hispanic voters. Laura Ingraham is having none of it, however. Instead, she is fast becoming the most powerful conser­vative voice denouncing any compromise on immigration and call­ing for the deportation of the Latin American children

Mike Huckabee Fans Revolt After
He Endorses Lamar Alexander
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/28/2014 8:02:11 PM     Post Reply
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee angered his Facebook fans after endorsing Sen. Lamar Alexander against conservative state Representative Joe Carr last month. Carr has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham for the August 7th primary. And Carr has been relentlessly hammering Alexander for voting for the Senate´s amnesty bill even after law enforcement officials warned Alexander that it would lure more illegal immigrants from Central America. Nearly every one of close to 450 comments beneath Huckabee´s announcement on his Facebook page blasts Huckabee for supporting Alexander. One Huckabee fan said, "We

Where Are They Now? The Top States
Where Border Kids Are Released
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/28/2014 7:53:18 PM     Post Reply
Since October, over 57,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the border into the United States, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The children claim asylum after they are detained by government officials. After a sponsor in the United States claims responsibility for a child, they earn their release with court summons to an immigration court to determine whether they qualify for asylum. According to a Reuters report, a case takes three to five years to clear the system as immigration courts have a backlog of 375,373 cases. So where are these released children awaiting their court date? According to the HHS

We’re building an immigration
system that puts Britain first
Telegraph [UK], by David Cameron    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/28/2014 7:46:57 PM     Post Reply
This Government has a long-term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain--and controlling immigration is a vital part of it. Under Labour, 2.5 million more people came to this country than left. As Lord Mandelson has admitted, they were practically sending out “search parties” for people to come here. [Snip] Our goal is clear: an immigration system that puts Britain first. Achieving that means doing three things: clamping down on abuses of the system; making sure the right people are coming here for the right reasons; and ensuring the British people get a fair deal. Here I want

  



Nopoleon
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/28/2014 7:33:12 PM     Post Reply
Napoleon once ascribed his success to being able to see things as they were, and not as reflected in a fun house mirror. “The first qualification of a general-in-chief is to possess a cool head, so that things may appear to him in their true proportions and as they really are.” (Snip) In the White House things are viewed through the peculiar prism distorted by the incumbent’s view of himself. He’s so big in his mind that it blots out the sun and he never sees the hit coming. When Bob Herbert in the New York Times claimed that “Mr.

Sessions to Obama: The American
People Will Not Be Mocked by
Your Unlawful Amnesty
Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/28/2014 7:27:26 PM     Post Reply
Monday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) took to the floor of the U.S. Senate to criticize President Barack Obama’s attempt to "unilaterally implement large portions of his congressionally rejected amnesty bill by executive action." Sessions explained the "constitutional crisis" the president would cause with his plan "to issue executive orders in direct contradiction of long-established American law that would grant administrative amnesty and work permits to five million, to six million persons that are unlawfully in this country." "American people will not be mocked. they have begged and pleaded for our nation´s immigration law to be enforced for 30 or 40

Proposed West Texas shelter
would be largest in US
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/28/2014 7:14:22 PM     Post Reply
CLINT, Texas — Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally. A number of sites in Texas and elsewhere are being considered as detention facilities for many of the more than 57,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the U.S. since October. But with 3,500 beds, the proposed Abraham Lincoln Transitional Lodge southeast of El Paso would be far larger than other centers. A temporary processing facility in McAllen holds about 1,000 children. The lodge´s marketing director, Charles McGuire, tells

John Fund: An Obama Executive Amnesty
Would Be ‘Ritual Political Suicide’
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/28/2014 7:08:30 PM     Post Reply
John Fund, national affairs correspondent for National Review Online, told Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that if President Obama attempts via executive order to grant amnesty to eight million illegal aliens “it would be the equivalent of ritual political suicide and most political parties don’t do that.” (Snip) Fund contends that the administration wants “conservatives to go crazy talking about impeachment and amnesty, driving them up the wall with selective leaks, just like they did with the birther issue. This is whack-a-mole.”

President Obama’s competence
problem is worse than it looks
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/28/2014 6:34:23 PM     Post Reply
You can understand President Obama´s current political problems -- and how those problems could make things very tough for his party in this fall´s midterm election -- in a single word. And that word is "competence". Obama was elected in 2008 on a stated promise that he would restore competence to government. He pitched himself as the antidote to "Heck of a job, Brownie" and the Bush years, the person who would always put the most qualified candidate in every job in his Administration. That the basic functioning of government would never be in question. Almost six years on from

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