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Egypt: All sides agree to 72-hour
truce starting Tuesday morning
Times of Israel [Jerusalem], by Avi Issacharoff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 4:19:46 PM     Post Reply
(Live blog) 23:02 - Palestinian officials confirm truce at 8 a.m.: The Palestinian delegation to Cairo — which includes representatives of Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other factions — tells Egypt this evening that it accepts its offer for a 72-hour truce, beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow, senior officials in the delegation tell The Times of Israel. The officials say the Egyptians have made it clear that Israel has agreed to the offer in principal. They note that the agreement began as a request for a 24-hour truce to allow the head of the Red Cross to visit the Strip, and was then expanded to 72 hours, with the option of a further extension.

Crying "Ceasefire" in a
Crowded Military Theater
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 3:55:50 PM     Post Reply
It has been encouraging, even inspiring, to read and hear the loud and angry response in Israel — condemnatory across the board, from right to left — to the ludicrous ceasefire proposals that were floated this past week by John Kerry, United States Secretary of State, partly on his own and partly in consultation with two of the world’s most notorious generators of Israel-hate: Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and the leadership of Qatar. Erdogan had just accused Israel of barbarism worse than Hitler, and Qatar underwrites terrorism and murder all over the world, perhaps more than does any other financial center including Iran.

Major Pro-Israel Rally
to Take Place in Brooklyn
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 3:48:29 PM     Post Reply
A major pro-Israel rally will take place on Wednesday 6th August in New York, to show solidarity with the State of Israel as it battles Islamist terrorism in the Gaza Strip. Entitled "Brooklyn Unites for Israel", the event has been organized by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) Brooklyn Region Chapter, in conjunction with several other prominent Jewish and Zionist groups, and is co-sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz. Participants in the rally - which will feature Israeli musical performances - will meet from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Asser Levy Park in Brooklyn, NY. "Israel is on the front lines in the global fight against terror



The New York Times makes history
with full-page ad for marijuana
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 3:34:48 PM     Post Reply
The Sunday pages of The New York Times ran a historical first for the long-running newspaper — a full-page advertisement for marijuana that wasn’t placed by an issue advocacy group. Rather, the ad came from the Leafly, a website and mobile phone app organization that simply rates marijuana dispensaries, Newsmax reported. “While we have run ads from marijuana advocacy organizations in the past, such as NORML [the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws], this may be the first non-advocacy ad that has run,” one newspaper spokesman told AdWeek. “But since we do not track advertisements by subject,

Chuck Schumer presses to ban drone
from spying on homes, businesses
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 3:29:42 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Chuck Schumer said the federal government needs to hurry up and issue guidelines to stop drones from spying on innocent Americans. “New York City is the Wild West of drones,” the New York Democrat said, the New York Daily News reported. “The FAA plain and simple needs to stop dragging its feet.” Mr. Schumer said both the Federal Aviation Administration and the Commerce Department are supposed to have privacy flight rules for drones in ink before the end of the year — but that agency officials are moving too slow to keep pace with the rapidly emerging technology. He said he specifically wants guidelines that prohibit drone

Netanyahu: Gaza operation
continues, though dealing with
the tunnels is nearly completed
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Herb Keinon    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 3:07:42 PM     Post Reply
The military campaign in Gaza is continuing, and the only element coming to a conclusion right now is the action against the tunnels, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday. “The campaign will end only when quiet and security for a prolonged period of time is restored to Israeli citizens” he said, following security deliberations with Defense Minister Moshe Ya´alon and Chief of Gen Staff Lt.-Gen Benny Gantz at IDF Southern Command headquarters. Netanyahu, in his comments, made no mention of reports that US Secretary of State John Kerry was trying to broker another 72-hour cease fire. The last one he brokered,

Kerry’s disappearing act
sends the wrong signal
Boston Herald, by Kimberly Atkins    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/4/2014 3:04:08 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON ­— After what was arguably his worst week since becoming the nation’s top diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry has been conspicuously absent. The conflict in Gaza rages on, fresh off the violent collapse of a short-term cease-fire. I expected Kerry to be everywhere: making on-camera appearances, hitting the Sunday talk show circuit to detail U.S. efforts to try to bring at least a temporary stop to the violence in the region. But Kerry — rarely camera-shy — couldn’t be found. The job was left to President Obama himself and other White House officials. There were scheduling issues, of



Mitt Romney to boost Chris Christie
Washington Times, by S. A. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 2:53:57 PM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney is again teaming up with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee will join Mr. Christie for a fundraiser next month to benefit the New Jersey Republican Party, CNN reported. The Sept. 10 event in East Brunswick, New Jersey, is billed as a birthday party for Mr. Christie, who turns 52 next month, with Mr. Romney listed as a “special guest” on the invitations. Mr. Christie was a top surrogate for Mr. Romney during the 2012 presidential race, regularly leading rallies for the former Massachusetts governor. This time it’s Mr. Christie who is eyeing a White House run in 2016.

Iran says it gave missile
technology to Hamas
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/4/2014 2:52:45 PM     Post Reply
TEHRAN, Iran — Hamas is able to fire missiles into Israel because Tehran provided weapons technology to the militant group to defend itself against Israeli attacks, a senior Iranian official said Monday. The Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, Mohsen Rezaei, was quoted by Al-Alam, the Arabic channel of Iran´s state TV, as also saying Hamas should also dig tunnels to be used as shelter to protect Gaza´s population from Israeli assaults. "Palestinian resistance missiles are the blessings of Iran´s transfer of technology. We need to transfer defensive and military technology to Palestinians so that they can build weapons under

Whoopi Goes Off on ‘Friend’
Donald Trump for Ebola Tweets:
‘Do Your Homework’
Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2014 2:48:51 PM     Post Reply
Whoopi Goldberg on ABC’s The View Monday took aim at Donald Trump for tweets he put out recently that objected to Ebola-infected Americans returning to the U.S. Repeatedly referring to Trump as “a friend,” Goldberg said Trump’s tweets were “dopey,” “idiotic” and “stupid.” She rightly noted that Ebola is not transmissible through the air, but only exchanging bodily fluids. “Do your homework, Donald. Just do your homework. … Before you say something that dumb– you know better than that. Come on.” Trump sent out a series of tweets Friday protesting the return home of two Americans infected with Ebola overseas.

Obama wants to fight ´mean Congress´
The Hill (Washington, DC), by Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2014 2:44:56 PM     Post Reply
The White House’s emerging strategy for the midterm elections is to run against a “mean” Congress. President Obama has made that tack known more than ever in recent days. In the last week, he’s accused Republicans of getting into disagreements with themselves over the border supplemental funding and for not being able to pass “plain vanilla” legislation. He asked them to “stop hating” and “being mad all the time.” And he mocked House Republicans for suing him and added, “And I said to Speaker Boehner, tell your caucus the best way to avoid me acting on my own is work with me



James Brady, White House press
secretary under Reagan, dies
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2014 2:41:01 PM     Post Reply
James Brady, the former White House press secretary who was badly wounded in the assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan and later became an advocate for gun control, has died. He was 73. His family announced Brady´s death in a statement released Monday afternoon, saying he "passed away after a series of health issues." "Jim touched the lives of so many and has been a wonderful husband, father, friend and role model," his family said. "We are enormously proud of Jim´s remarkable accomplishments -- before he was shot on the fateful day in 1981 while serving at the side of

Liberal Constitutional Law Prof:
´Violation of Criminal Law´ Not
Required for Impeachment
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/4/2014 2:28:14 PM     Post Reply
One of the nation´s most prominent constitutional law professors emphasized that one of the biggest myths about impeachment is that it "must involve a violation of criminal law." After calling for President Barack Obama´s impeachment on the pages of Breitbart News for his lawlessness on illegal immigration, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said that more Americans, many of whom have been led to believe by politicians and the media that only criminal offenses are impeachable, would be in favor of it once they found out what impeachable offenses actually are. Writing in the Washington Post, Jonathan Turley, the George Washington

The Long-Hours Luxury
American Magazine, by Tino Sanandaji    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 8/4/2014 2:27:50 PM     Post Reply
The United States and most other industrialized countries have experienced a rapid increase in inequality since around the 1970s. Unsurprisingly, the discussion of inequality has become politicized. Some deny the increase in inequality entirely, in spite of overwhelming evidence. Others exaggerate the magnitude of inequality, for example by claiming that all income gains have gone to the rich. The estimates of income distribution by the Congressional Budget Office avoids several common methodological problems. The CBO adjusts for declining household size and uses a broader definition of income that includes pension and health care contributions by employers. Between 1979 and 2010

Obama welcomes Congolese strongman to
the US and gives him dinner at the White
House although he presides over the ´rape
capital of the world´ and ran a ´child army´*
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2014 2:23:34 PM     Post Reply
On Sunday the White House welcomed a controversial head of state who got his start as chieftain of a ´child army´ in a 1990s genocide, presides over the world´s biggest safe haven for rapists, and has been linked to the murders of human rights activists. Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has given Barack Obama a continent-sized black eye, and this week ´s high-profile U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit--the largest-ever gathering of African leaders by an American president--is barely underway. [Snip] ´Kabila is everything that’s wrong with Africa rolled up into one evil package,´ a senior congressional aide close



The News Media Now Reports
All Weather as “Extreme”
Canada Free Press, by Alan Caruba    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 8/4/2014 2:10:16 PM     Post Reply
In a desperate effort to keep the global warming hoax alive even though it is now called “climate change”, the meteorologically challenged print and broadcast media is now declaring all weather “extreme” these days. The Media Research Institute recently analyzed broadcast network transcripts between July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2005, along with those between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. What it discovered was the network coverage of “extreme weather” had increased nearly one thousand percent! As Sean Long reported, “during that time, extreme weather was frequently used by the networks to describe heat waves, droughts, tornadoes, hurricanes, and winter

The absence of moral courage
Washington Times, by Wayne Dupree    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 2:07:39 PM     Post Reply
Moral courage is the ability to act rightly, in accordance with our values, in spite of popular opposition, threats of shame and scandal, or discouragement from expected backlash. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.” For the most part, America has been silent on calling out Barack Obama, or even their own representatives, for gross ineptness and an unwillingness to follow the will of the American people. In Washington, D.C., our so-called leaders have arrogantly decided it’s their way, and their way only, occasionally telling us their actions are in

During Israel´s unilateral cease-fire,
dozens of rockets fired from Gaza
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2014 2:03:06 PM     Post Reply
Israel said the IDF will hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip for seven hours in order to allow the entry of humanitarian aid into the Strip and displaced Palestinians to return to their homes, starting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday. During the cease-fire dozens of rockets were fired from Gaza on Israel, the IDF confirmed. Seventeen projectiles landed in Israeli territory or near IDF soldiers operating in Gaza, one rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system, and eight rockets landed in other areas of Gaza. There were no injuries or damage caused in the rocket

Michelle Obama isn’t banning
bake sales, birthday cake
Washington Post, by Gail Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/4/2014 1:59:27 PM     Post Reply
“Put Down the Cupcake: New Ban Hits School Bake Sales” a Wall Street Journal headline warned. The Daily Caller blamed the first lady: “Michelle Obama’s Meddling In School Lunches Now Causes BAKE SALE BANS.” But no, the government isn’t waging a war on brownies. School bake sales haven’t been banned as some recent headlines have suggested. Nor does little Johnny have to bring carrot sticks instead of cupcakes to share with classmates on his birthday. New rules requiring healthier foods in public schools took effect July 1 as a result of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act passed in 2010.

Mayor Collins: ´Our water is safe´
Blade [Toledo, OH], by Nolan Rosenkrans    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 1:37:17 PM     Post Reply
The ban of drinking water in northwest Ohio was lifted early today, after tests of Toledo water showed safe levels of the toxin microcystin. Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins announced at a 9:30 a.m. news conference that all tests in the city showed non-detectable levels of the toxin, meaning that a ban of consumption of the water that had been in place since early Saturday morning was lifted. “Our water is safe,” he said. To demonstrate his confidence, Mr. Collins finished the news conference by drinking a cup of Toledo water. “Here's to you Toledo, you did a great job," he said. City leaders said the cost of dealing with the crisis was high,


Police: Illegal immigrant
involved in fiery crash
Cincinnati Enquirer, by Ally Marotti    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/4/2014 1:34:38 PM     Post Reply
Police say several people fled from the scene of a crash in Deer Park that ended with a ruptured fuel system and damaging fire. A 2005 Chrysler side-swiped two parked cars in the 4200 block of Hegner Avenue at about 2:30 a.m., according to a news release from Deer Park police. It then rear-ended and forced a parked Ford Taurus into a parked van, which ended up pushed into a yard. The fuel system in one of the vehicles ruptured, causing it to ignite. The fire damaged three vehicles involved, according to the release. The driver and as many as two other people

2 dead, 6 hurt in shootings
on South, West sides
Chicago Tribune, by Rosemary Regina Sobol*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2014 1:34:02 PM     Post Reply
A 17-year-old boy was one of two people killed in six shootings late Sunday and early Monday morning on the South and West sides. The boy, later identified as Jerome N. Harris, was shot about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of West 112th Place in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, authorities said. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney said. Harris, who lived in the 11000 block of South State Street, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:57

Can ants save Earth from global warming?
Press Trust of India [New Delhi], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2014 1:25:12 PM     Post Reply
New York - Ants may be cooling the Earth by helping trap carbon dioxide from the environment, a new study has claimed. A long-term experiment tracking the ants´ effects on soil suggests they cooled Earth´s climate as their numbers grew. "Ants are changing the environment," said lead study author Ronald Dorn, from the Arizona State University in Tempe. Certain ant species "weather" minerals in order to secrete calcium carbonate — better known as limestone. The process traps and removes a tiny bit of carbon dioxide gas from the atmosphere, Dorn said. This ant limestone factory is a small-scale version of the massive

A Not-So-Good Man in Africa
Politico, by Joshua Hammer    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/4/2014 1:22:01 PM     Post Reply
At the Barack Obama Secondary School in Nyang’oma Kogelo, in the highlands of western Kenya, teacher Maurice Okech Othiambo remembered the excitement that swept the village when Obama was elected president. Obama had visited his ancestral home in Kenya in 2006 as a U.S. senator, and received a rapturous welcome. In July 2009, locals watched enthusiastically as he laid out his grand vision for a reinvigorated relationship between the United States and Africa. Standing before parliament in Accra, Ghana, on one of his first trips abroad as president, Obama proclaimed “a new moment of promise,” and declared the continent to

State Rep. Ford pleads guilty to
misdemeanor in bank fraud case
Chicago Tribune, by Jason Meisner    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2014 1:21:05 PM     Post Reply
State Rep. LaShawn Ford pleaded guilty today to a single misdemeanor tax count after federal prosecutors agreed to drop 17 felony counts that he committed bank fraud and made false statements. Ford’s lawyer, Thomas Anthony Durkin, praised the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the courage to drop the most serious charges against the four-term West Side legislator. Ford appeared to have tears in his eyes after the court hearing. (Snip) By pleading guilty to only a misdemeanor, Ford will be able to hold onto his seat, Durkin said. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he could be sentenced to up to 6 months

Democratic activists were behind
controversial Klan ads in Mississippi
Washington Examiner, by David M. Drucker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/4/2014 1:14:59 PM     Post Reply
A Democratic activist has claimed responsibility for controversial radio ads that attempted to tie Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel to the Ku Klux Klan. Ruth Harris, 65, of Jackson, Miss., said she and five other like-minded Democratic women pooled their resources to fund three radio spots urging voters to support Sen. Thad Cochran over McDaniel, a state senator, in Mississippi’s contentious June 24 GOP primary runoff. Harris’ claim counters charges leveled by the McDaniel campaign that the Republican Establishment and GOP operative Henry Barbour were responsible for the ads. In a telephone interview with the Washington Examiner on Monday morning, Harris said

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