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Netanyahu says Israeli military
‘will take as much time
as necessary’ in Gaza
Washington Post, by Griff Witte and Sudarsan Raghavan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/2/2014 11:23:33 PM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM — An Israeli soldier who the military feared had been abducted by Hamas gunmen in a firefight Friday that shattered a temporary cease-fire in Gaza was declared dead Sunday, just hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled that military operations against Palestinian militants would continue. “We will take as much time as necessary, and will exert as much force as needed,” Netanyahu said Saturday. He said that Hamas will pay “an intolerable price” for its attacks. Earlier, Israeli officials had said they would not send representatives to negotiations planned for Sunday in Cairo, and reports circulated in the

Jon Voight Pens Letter to ´Ignorant´
Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz on Israel:
´Hang Your Heads in Shame´ (Guest Column)
Hollywood Reporter, by Jon Voight    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/2/2014 11:17:16 PM     Post Reply
My name is Jon Voight and I am more than angry, I am heartsick that people like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem could incite anti-Semitism all over the world and are oblivious to the damage they have caused. They are obviously ignorant of the whole story of Israel’s birth, when in 1948 the Jewish people were offered by the UN a portion of the land originally set aside for them in 1921, and the Arab Palestinians were offered the other half. The Arabs rejected the offer, and the Jews accepted, only to be attacked by five surrounding Arab countries committed to driving them into the sea. But the Israelis won.

California´s Historic Drought
May Run Breweries Dry
NBC News [Bay Area, CA], by Ian Cull    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/2/2014 10:58:17 PM     Post Reply
Hops, barley, and malt are all important ingredients for beer. But water is essential. As California enters yet another month of an unprecedented dry spell, some brewers are expressing concerns about how the ongoing drought could affect the price and taste of their product. "The future is the thing we have to worry about now,” Dan Gordon, co-founder of Gordon Biersch Brewing Company in San Jose, said. Gordon said the brewery uses 2.5 gallons of water to make one gallon of beer. Most craft breweries use four to seven gallons of water for the same amount. If water companies impose mandatory restrictions,

  


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IDF declares death of
missing officer Hadar Goldin
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Ben Hartman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/2/2014 10:26:22 PM     Post Reply
The IDF spokesman announced early on Sunday morning that at 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, the Chief Rabbi of the IDF, Brigadier Gen. Rafi Peretz, declared the death of IDF officer Lt. Hadar Goldin, who fell in battle in the Gaza Strip on Friday. The decision was made according to the findings of a special board, headed by the rabbi, who consideration medical, halachic and other relevant considerations. The message was delivered to the family by the Head of Personnel, Major General Orna Barbibay and Peretz. Earlier Saturday, Sec.-Lt. Hadar Goldin's family saw the news that the IDF was beginning to withdraw from Gaza without Hadar,

Is America Next?
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Dr. Joseph Frager    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/2/2014 8:30:26 PM     Post Reply
Just as Yasir Arafat orchestrated the Intifada of 2000 while ostensibly talking Peace in Camp David, Hamas has been planning a massive Tunnel War ever since Operation Cast Lead in 2008. There have been reports that this was supposed to happen on the Jewish New Year but was pre-empted by Israel´s Defensive Action--"Operation Protective Edge". [Snip] Its stockpiling of rockets in schools, mosques, hospitals, and UN installations was all part of a very well thought out strategy to curry world sympathy to tie Israel´s hands when defensive action by Israel would be taken. The Tunnel network, is so vast and

Man held on threats against prez
Boston Herald, by Andrew Blom    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 8:26:10 PM     Post Reply
A Lawrence man accused of threatening President Obama on Twitter was held without bail yesterday on nine gun charges, authorities said. Stephen M. Perrotti, 28, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Lawrence District Court to five counts of possession of large capacity firearm, improper storage of a large capacity firearm, possession of a firearm with an FID card, possession of ammunition without an FID card and possession of an assault weapon after a Secret Service investigation of Perrotti’s alleged threats against Obama, the Essex District Attorney’s Office said. “We came to know about this as it was a threat

Is that it? UK´s two-bed ebola unit:
MP calls for fever scans at UK airports...
but we have just one isolation facility
Daily Mail [UK], by Stephen Adams, Martyn Halle    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/2/2014 7:59:16 PM     Post Reply
Britain has just two ‘ebola-proof’ hospital beds, The Mail on Sunday has learnt. Official guidance states that patients with the highly infectious disease--which has no vaccine, no cure and kills up to 90 percent of victims--should be treated in specially built units that are biologically secure. Yet there is only one operational High Secure Infectious Diseases Unit (HSIDU) in the UK, at the Royal Free Hospital in London. It has two beds. A second, at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, is ‘being redeveloped’ according to NHS England. Should Britain have more than two ebola patients at any one time,

  


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Here comes the bride... HOURS
late and in a very summery cocktail-
length gown: Robert Kennedy Jr and
Cheryl Hines´ star-studded wedding
finally starts after rain caused*
Daily Mail (UK), by Sharon Churcher & Sara Nathan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 7:43:15 PM     Post Reply
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. tied the knot with actress Cheryl Hines Saturday afternoon in a star-studded, heavily guarded event attended by hundreds of their friends and family. In front of a crowd including matriarch Ethel Kennedy, RFK Jr. and Cheryl said I Do at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts - after massive headaches caused by the horrible weather. The reception, in massive tents adjacent to one of the Kennedy homes, will feature hours of music by a popular cover band - joined for two songs by English star Natasha Bedingfield and country music legend Lyle Lovett, MailOnline has

Denver Fair´s Bong, Edible
Contests Celebrate Pot
Associated Press, by Kristen Wyatt    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/2/2014 6:55:47 PM     Post Reply
DENVER - Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation´s first county fair to allow pot competitions. This weekend´s Denver County Fair includes a 21-and-over "Pot Pavilion" where winning entries for plants, bongs, edible treats and clothes made from hemp are on display. There is no actual weed at the fairgrounds. Instead, fairgoers will see photos of the competing pot plants and marijuana-infused foods. A sign near the entry warns patrons not to consume pot at the fair. A speed joint-rolling contest uses oregano, not pot. The only real stuff allowed at the event? Doritos,

Pool Report: Burning World Can´t
Keep Obama Off the Golf Course
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 6:47:43 PM     Post Reply
According to Saturday´s White House pool report, America shouldn´t be worrying about a fierce Ebola outbreak, our porous borders being overrun by tens of thousands of foreign unknowns, Russian adventurism, Iran´s nuke fetish, or Israel´s current struggle against an existential threat to its very existence -- because President Obama´s not worrying. He´s golfing. Again. From the pool report (received via email): WH says there are 12 golfers taking part in POTUS pre-birthday golf outing. Before departing, pool spotted Reggie Love and Marvin Nicholson and many sets of golf clubs. POTUS foursome includes

Red-carding Qatar
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/2/2014 6:46:39 PM     Post Reply
The Mouse that Roared was a 1955 literary satire which revolved around a tiny fictional duchy that ends up holding the world to ransom in midst of the Cold War. A sinister variation on yesteryear’s wacky theme appears to be enacted right now with diminutive Qatar – international terrorism’s single greatest bankroller – avidly wooed by the West and getting its own way. It needs be stressed that Qatar, which sways democracies, is not remotely democratic and its leadership is unelected. (Snip) Qatar has become a particular favorite of the Obama administration, which bolsters Qatari pretensions to parade as an

  


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Former Majority Leader Eric
Cantor Surprises GOP by Stepping
Down for Good of the Party & Country
Independent Journal Review, by Michael Hausam    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 6:37:52 PM     Post Reply
According the the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Eric Cantor has announced that he will be stepping down early. On Thursday, he bid farewell to the House in a speech on the floor that also expressed strong concerns over the state of the nation and the world: (Video) After suffering a surprise primary loss to a political newcomer and a relatively-unknown local college professor, Dave Brat, Cantor planned to stay in Congress and assist other Republican candidates in the upcoming election season. He explained the reason for the change of heart in a special guest column: During this time of transition for me and

Tiger Woods´ struggles continue
ESPN, by Bob Harig    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/2/2014 5:32:55 PM     Post Reply
AKRON, Ohio -- Asked after his round Saturday at Firestone Country Club which holes he was the most pleased about through three rounds of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Tiger Woods went the humorous route. "The 19th," he quipped. He smiled, but for Woods it was another day of frustration at a place where he has so often dominated. (Snip)"If I could just hit the ball a little better," Woods lamented. "I hit it pretty decent today, which was nice, I just didn´t (putt) well at all again. I couldn´t get comfortable with my setup and it just kind of worked out that way."

Barney Frank on Obamacare rollout:
‘They just lied to people’
Washington Times, by Kellan Howell    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/2/2014 5:18:40 PM     Post Reply
Former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank questioned President Obama’s honesty regarding the rollout of Obamacare in a recent interview. He told The Huffington Post on Friday that he was shocked at the mishandling of the new health care law. “The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled—I don’t understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis,” the former Democratic congressman told the website. “But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people,”

Tiger Woods curses at cameraman
during Bridgestone Invitational
Los Angeles Times, by Dan Loumena    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/2/2014 5:05:17 PM     Post Reply
Tiger Woods struggled to a two-over-par 72 during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday and lost his cool along the way when he cursed at a cameraman who was closely following the former No. 1 golfer in the world. Woods hit a shot from the rough after a wayward drive at No. 6 when he began walking up the fairway as a cameraman came dashing his way. Woods appeared to begin to swing his club in anger toward the ground when he realized the cameraman was too close for comfort. He then not-so-politely asked the cameraman to give

  


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New Book Says Hillary Clinton Blamed
Bill´s Infidelity On Abuse As A Child
CNN, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/2/2014 3:50:34 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton told an interviewer in 1999 - the year after the Monica Lewinsky scandal rocked Bill Clinton´s presidency - that the President´s infidelity issues stemmed from his abusive mother and led to a sex addiction for the former president. (snip) "He was abused," Clinton told Franks. "When a mother does what she does, it affects you forever." Clinton continued: "I am not going into it, but I´ll say that when this happens in children, it scars you. You keep looking in all the wrong places for the parent who abused you."

Obama kicks off birthday
weekend golfing with pals
Fox News DC, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 3:47:03 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is starting his birthday weekend with a round of golf before escaping to the Maryland mountains. Obama turns 53 on Monday. In what´s become an annual birthday tradition, he´s joining friends on the green for an early morning round at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland. He´ll board Marine One later Saturday for the short helicopter flight to Camp David, the presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains. The White House says presidential pals Mike Ramos, Bobby Titcomb and Greg Orme round out Obama´s foursome. All three are longtime friends dating back to Obama´s childhood in Hawaii.

Kenyan man who wanted to ´marry´
Bill Clinton´s daughter passes on
Standard News (Kenya), by Vincent Mabatuk    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/2/2014 3:42:34 PM     Post Reply
Baringo, Kenya: A Kenyan man, who surprised the world 14 years ago when he offered former US President Bill Clinton 40 goats and 20 cows for his daughter’s hand in marriage has died. Godwin Chepkurgor, 45, was on Friday evening killed by a stray elephant at Ol-debes village in Mogotio, Baringo County. Residents said the father of four was busy photographing a herd of elephants when he was ambushed, chased and crushed by another jumbo which was trailing him from behind. At the scene of the incident, broken tree branches and huge stones smeared with human blood and flesh indicated the struggle he

Forty questions for the
international media in Gaza
Washington Post, by David Bernstein    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 8/2/2014 3:31:16 PM     Post Reply
1. Have you or any of your colleagues been intimidated by Hamas? 2. Do you feel restricted in your ability to ‘say what you see’ in Gaza? 3. How do you feel about the Spanish journalist who said Hamas would kill any journalist if they filmed rocket fire? 4. Has Hamas pressured you to delete anything you have published? 5. Has Hamas ever threatened to take your phone, laptop or camera? 6. Has Hamas ever taken the phone, laptop or camera of a colleague in Gaza? 7. Have you seen Hamas fighters in Gaza? 8. If yes, why have you not directly reported Hamas fighting activity when

Breaking: Israel Supporters
Evacuated From Front of White
House Under Police Protection
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2014 3:27:43 PM     Post Reply
From Front of White House– Dan Merica, associate producer for CNN Politics has sent out a series of photos and reports on social media about Israel supporters being evacuated in police vans from in front of the White House after being surrounded by menacing Hamas supporters. Merica was there covering a pro-Hamas rally by the communist terrorist support group ANSWER being held at Lafayette Park. Merica reported Cornell West spoke at the rally. (Photographs, Captions) The police set up a barrier around the pro-Israel protesters in front of the White House. But that was not enough.

  



Bibi At 28
Power Line, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 8/2/2014 3:20:49 PM     Post Reply
The video below shows 10 minutes of a 28 year old Bibi Netanyahu (identified as Ben Nitay for some reason) appearing on the old PBS show “The Advocates” commenting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He handles Fouad Ajami quite easily. Worth a look. [This is all the text. It is the video that´s astounding.]

Russia’s Military Is Already
in East Ukraine. Will There
Be a Full-Scale Invasion?
Daily Beast, by James Miller    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/2/2014 3:20:30 PM     Post Reply
Right now Russia is moving troops, armor, and advanced antiaircraft missiles toward the border with Ukraine. In the last 48 hours, dozens of videos have been uploaded to social-media sites that show Russian armor very close to the border, many of them confirmed to be within mere kilometers of Ukraine. On Thursday, my team at The Interpreter definitively geolocated Russian armor only 2,000 meters (and closing) from the border and a Buk, the same type of missile that likely took down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, only a few hours from being within range of Ukraine’s air force. Columns of tanks

IDF to complete destruction of Hamas
tunnels by Sunday; Troops begin withdrawal
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Yaakov Lappin    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 8/2/2014 3:04:47 PM     Post Reply
The IDF has destroyed Hamas's flagship terrorism project; its network of cross-border tunnels that snuck under the border into Israel. The military also began to pull its forces out of the Gaza Strip on Saturday evening. Hamas has spent five years preparing this strategic threat; the IDF wrecked 31 tunnels in two weeks. By Sunday, all of the tunnels the IDF knew about, or discovered during the offensive, will be destroyed. A few tunnels that Israel doesn't know about may remain intact. Many of the underground passages were designed to send heavily armed murder squads into Israeli villages for killing sprees, and attack army positions from

´IDF will continue its mission according
to Israel´s security needs,´ PM says
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/2/2014 3:04:04 PM     Post Reply
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held a press conference at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv, as the IDF began withdrawing its troops from the Gaza Strip. "The IDF has neutralized many terror tunnels that took years for Hamas to build," Netanyahu said at the start of his address to the nation. "The IDF has had many achievements and successes since the beginning of the operation, hitting thousands of targets, including command center, arms factories, and terrorists." "This is a complicated mission, in an urban, built-up area, with direct contact with civilian population," he said. "I am proud of our soldiers who are doing an

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