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Government Paying $140,368 to Take
10 Students on a ‘Climate Change Journey’
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/29/2014 5:21:56 AM     Post Reply
The National Park Service (NPS) is spending $140,368 to fly 10 students to Sydney, Australia so they can experience a “climate change journey.” The government announced last week they are paying for the group to attend the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Parks Congress (WPC), a global conference on conservation this Fall. The funding will go towards “youth engagement” at the conference, which will feature a “Responding to Climate Change Stream” and a “Climate Change Journey” initiative. Ten students will be selected from Colorado State University (CSU) and universities in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bamako, Mali to attend. “The NPS will

Out of Order
National Review Online, by Editors    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/29/2014 5:18:53 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama’s disdain for the slow, grinding mechanisms of government has become unmistakable of late. So it is little surprise that, frustrated by congressional inaction on his proposal for “comprehensive immigration reform,” the president last month declared that he would “fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own.” The result, intimated by White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer last week, is a “very significant” executive action to be unveiled by the end of the summer. If reports of the contents of the order are credible, not only will the action fail to “fix” America’s immigration

As Ebola outbreak rages, medical
community searches for answers
CBS News, by Joshua Norman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/29/2014 5:17:07 AM     Post Reply
The current Ebola outbreak scaring medical professionals the world over and spreading at never-before-seen rates began as far back as January, and has been blamed on the consumption of bat soup. It has killed at least 670 people in several nations so far. The hardest hit have been Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, which has gotten the most attention recently due to the infection of an American doctor and an aid worker there. Additionally, one of Liberia´s highest-profile doctors treating the disease, Dr. Samuel Brisbane, died over the weekend from it. He was at least the second physician in that country

  


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John Kerry’s quaint delusions
New York Post, by Rich Lowry    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/29/2014 5:08:42 AM     Post Reply
If an Israeli high-level official were caught on a hot mic candidly commenting on Secretary of State John Kerry’s ill-fated act of Israel-Hamas peacemaking, he might call it “a hell of a diplomatic foray.” Kerry was caught sarcastically describing the Israeli offensive into Gaza as “a hell of a pinpoint operation” during his round of Sunday-show interviews two weeks ago, before telling his aide over the phone, “We’ve got to get over there,” and “It’s crazy to be sitting around.” Kerry’s belief in himself as the Indispensable Man is touchingly quaint. His conception of the US secretary of state is apparently frozen

Texas’s war on abortion is shuttering
clinics throughout the Lone Star State
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/29/2014 5:05:01 AM     Post Reply
ABORTION REMAINS legal in the United States, but states such as Texas are erecting legal impediments before clinics that perform the procedure. In effect, 40 years after the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade established the right to first-trimester abortion, pro-life groups and lawmakers are negating its effects. Last year, lawmakers in Texas forced through legislation that amounts to a frontal assault on the state’s abortion providers. More than 40 clinics around the state performed the procedure legally and safely when the law took effect a year ago. Today fewer than half of those clinics are still in business

President I-Don’t-Care
PJ Media, by Andrew Klavan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/29/2014 4:46:48 AM     Post Reply
What is the president thinking? That seems to be the question of the day. Russian clients are shooting passenger planes out of the air with Russian weaponry, Al Qaeda on Steroids is taking over Iraq, Iran is running circles around gormless western negotiators while it builds nukes for “peaceful purposes” (because once all non-Muslims are dead, there will be peace!), the Jews are at war with barbarous terrorists so of course the world is cheering for — guess who! — the barbarians, our country is being overrun by illegal aliens we can’t afford to accommodate — and the president of the

Ms. Davis, it’s over
Hot Air, by Matt Vespa    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/29/2014 4:42:26 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Wendy Davis was going to be the point of the lance in turning Texas purple? Well, that’s over. It’s finished. Her Republican opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, is beating her by double-digits. Moreover, most Texans have already made up their minds in this race (via Houston Chronicle): Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott over Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis by double digits, according to a poll released this weekend. (Snip)So, should we be surprised Davis’s campaign sort of self-detonated? It’s been somewhat bizarre. She supports open-carry legislation, which drew the ire of the liberal blogosphere. Davis even said

  


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Anti-Semitism Marches Across Europe
American Spectator, by Micah Meadowcroft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/29/2014 4:38:06 AM     Post Reply
As Operation Protective Edge continues in Gaza, the Jews of the European diaspora are looking about and seeing an increasingly hostile home. A pair of particularly violent outbreaks of anti-Semitism in France and the Netherlands seems to foreshadow a future conflagration fueled by moral relativism and sparked by Europe’s growing Islamic slums. Muslims spouting Sharia and jihad have no room for Israel and Jews in their future world, and post-Christian Europe offers little resistance to those who promise hate and violence. Paris’s Jews suffered attacks on three synagogues and a series of assaults and attempted fire bombings in recent weeks. Phrases

1 in 3 U.S. adults have
´debt in collections´
CNN, by Jeanne Sahadi    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/29/2014 4:34:30 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK- Americans have a debt problem. An estimated 1 in 3 adults with a credit history -- or 77 million people -- are so far behind on some of their debt payments that their account has been put "in collections." That´s a key finding from a new Urban Institute study. It examined non-mortgage debt, including credit card bills, car loans, medical bills, child support payments and even parking tickets. The debt in collections ranged from as little as $25 to a whopping $125,000. But the average amount owed was $5,200. Geographically, no area of the country is untouched. Among

FBI Defends Search for
Oklahoma City Bombing Video
Associated Press, by Brady McCombs & Tim Talley    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/29/2014 4:31:26 AM     Post Reply
The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were involved in the 1995 attack. Additional searches for videos that Salt Lake City lawyer Jesse Trentadue believes are being withheld would be burdensome and fruitless, FBI attorney Kathryn Wyer argued during the first day of a bench trial. Trentadue says the agency is refusing to release videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City

2 Tank Shells Hit Fuel
Tank at Gaza Power Plant
Associated Press, by Karen Laub    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/29/2014 4:28:00 AM     Post Reply
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip´s only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesman for Gaza´s electricity distribution company said. A huge cloud of black smoke rose over the coastal city. There was no immediate word of casualties and the Israeli military had no comment. According to Jamal Dardasawi, the spokesman of the electricity distribution company, the shells hit one of three tanks in the plant compound that currently store fuel. Even before the strike, Gaza residents had electricity for only about three hours a

  


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Achin’ for Akin: Democrats praying
for GOP Gaffes in midterms
Washington Times (D.C), by Seth McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/29/2014 3:39:11 AM     Post Reply
Desperately looking to fire up their base, Democrats are on the hunt for the next Todd Akin — a loose-talking Republican candidate who can be cast as being so far outside of the mainstream that they tarnish the GOP’s image and dampen its chances of taking over the Senate. “We know this is the Democrats’ playbook and we know that the media will play along with it,” said Kevin Madden, a GOP strategist who worked on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. “It’s important that Republican candidates don’t allow their races to become some proxy fight over something another candidate said

The one thing everyone in Israel
seems to agree on: John Kerry blew it
Washington Post, by Adam Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/29/2014 3:24:29 AM     Post Reply
Anyone who has made even a passing glance at the Israeli media in the past few days will have noticed the incredible chorus of criticism being directed at John Kerry right now. The secretary of state has been lambasted by all sides for his apparent failure in attempts to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Here´s a small selection of the nasty things being said. On Monday, Israel HaYom, a Sheldon Adelson-owned free daily, published the following from Prof. Ron Breiman on its English-language Web site. Like a blind person groping for the ladder to climb down from the roof

Here is a clip of Richard Nixon
discussing panda sex
Washington Post, by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 7/29/2014 2:52:02 AM     Post Reply
When first lady Pat Nixon accompanied her husband to Beijing on his famous 1972 trip, she toured the zoo there and was much taken with the giant pandas that she saw. The species lives in the wild only in China and was rarely seen in captivity outside of that nation. In conversation with Zhou Enlai at a state dinner that evening, she enthused about the pandas. An engaging man, he immediately offered to make a gift of two pandas to the United States. (In exchange, the United States government sent over two musk oxen.) Only two months later, Ling-Ling and

Deer hunter finds massive marijuana
grow operation near Houston
Houston Chronicle, by Heather Alexander, Mike Glenn    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/29/2014 2:48:30 AM     Post Reply
A man was under arrest and another on the run Monday as authorities cleared more than a dozen marijuana fields complete with a sophisticated irrigation system in Polk County, according to various reports. A deer hunter on Saturday stumbled across the fields off Old Highway 35 near Goodrich, about 70 miles north of Houston. More than 40,000 marijuana plants have been recovered so far, with many more still to go, Chief Deputy Bryan Lyons from Polk County Sheriff´s Office told Polk County Today. The Montgomery County Police Reporter said teams from several area agencies were pulling up the plants and

  


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All IRS roads lead to the archivist
The Washington Times, by Dan Epstein    Original Article
Posted By: geo11- 7/29/2014 2:18:53 AM     Post Reply
The Internal Revenue Service is the House of Representatives’ public enemy No. 1. The agency has quietly admitted that it has lost emails for seven employees at the center of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, including the former employee at the heart of the scandal, Lois Lerner. The admission of a loss of records during the course of a congressional investigation hints at either gross bureaucratic negligence or a federal agency gone legally astray — perhaps both. However, Congress may be barking up the wrong tree in its search for answers. Currently, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has

Most solar panels are facing the
wrong direction, say scientists
Telegraph [UK], by Keith Perry    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/28/2014 11:32:53 PM     Post Reply
Thousands of people have spent vast sums of money installing eco-friendly solar panels but most will have probably had them fitted facing the wrong way, according to energy experts. The solar power industry is being urged to reconsider its approach to installing panels after one of the UK’s leading experts, Professor Ralph Gottshalg of Loughborough University says too many solar panels are facing in the wrong direction. Professor Gottshalg said Germany has too many solar panels which means that its grid is disrupted on sunny Summer lunchtimes with a flood of solar power so cheap it has to be almost given away.

Sure you´re not running again?
Mitt Romney blogs about idyllic
vacation with his grandchildren
on the day poll found he would
be President if 2012 election*
Daily Mail (UK), by A. Greg    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2014 11:15:15 PM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney has used a social media platform to share pictures of a recent family vacation he and his wife Ann took with five of their 22 grandchildren. The Romney clan undertook what the former presidential candidate describes as a ´family tradition´ of hiking through the American West. ´My Mom and Dad began the tradition, showing their grandchildren the majesty of our country and teaching them about the sacrifices and character of the pioneers,´ Romney wrote. Along the way, he says, the Romneys taught their newest members a bit about their ancestry and their ties to the settlement of the

´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

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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