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Exclusive–Rep. Tom Marino:
´Unhinged´ Nancy Pelosi Called Me
´Insignificant´ for Fighting Amnesty
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2014 12:50:01 PM     Post Reply
“She was pretty unhinged,” Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) told Breitbart News about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in his first print interview since the California Democrat confronted the Republican lawmaker in a startling altercation on the House floor last week. The incident was so heated that Marino said the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives had to remove Pelosi—with help from others—from the floor. Marino had taken to the House floor to make a statement during the House’s debate on two immigration bills, during which he criticized House Democrats—who were in the majority for the first two years of President Obama’s

A Stronger Israel?
National Review, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/5/2014 12:49:30 PM     Post Reply
In postmodern wars, we are told, there is no victory, no defeat, no aggressors, no defenders, just a tragedy of conflicting agendas. But in such a mindless and amoral landscape, Israel in fact is on its way to emerging in a far better position after the Gaza war than before. Analysts of the current fighting in Gaza have assured us that even if Israel weakens Hamas, such a short-term victory will hardly lead to long-term strategic success — but they don’t define “long-term.” In this line of thinking, supposedly in a few weeks Israel will only find itself more isolated than

Baroness Token Resigns.
Never Buy the First Pony You See
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/5/2014 12:49:11 PM     Post Reply
Saaeda Warsi--aka Baroness Warsi; aka Baroness Token--has announced her resignation from the Cabinet in a style entirely becoming her class, intelligence and sophistication: on Twitter. [Snip] Her departure will no doubt come as an enormous relief to the more traditional Conservatives in her party, many of whom felt that Warsi´s appointment to a Cabinet post--even one as meaningless as "Minister for Faith and Communities" had less to do with her brilliance, integrity and raw talent than it did to Cameron´s desperation to get his first Asian Muslim female on the books. One of them once described Baroness Token to me

  


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Hacker: Airplane satellite
communications are vulnerable
Christian Science Monitor & Reuters, by Jim Finkle    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2014 12:45:56 PM     Post Reply
Boston - Cybersecurity researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems - a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security. (Snip) In theory, a hacker could use a plane´s onboard WiFi signal or inflight entertainment system to hack into its avionics equipment, potentially disrupting or modifying satellite communications, which could interfere with the aircraft´s navigation and safety systems, Santamarta said. He acknowledged that his hacks have only been tested in controlled environments, such as IOActive´s Madrid laboratory, and they might be difficult to replicate in

What This Agent Said To A Man
Crossing the Border Sums Up What
Our Immigration Crisis Has Become
Independent Journal Review, by Juan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2014 12:37:43 PM     Post Reply
(Video) While no one wants to perpetuate the humanitarian crisis happening on our border, as the trucker in this video shows, the immigration system in America has gone beyond the point of broken. And as hard as it is to accept for pro-illegal immigration advocates, a chaotic, completely unregulated immigration system hurts illegal immigrants as well as American citizens. And there’s no doubt that the system is broken and chaotic. These stats make that very clear: According to the Department of Homeland Security’s last report on the number of illegal immigrants residing in the US, there are an estimated 11.5

U.S. General Is Killed in Attack
at Afghan Base, Officials Say
New York Times, by Matthew Rosenberg & Haris Kakar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2014 12:36:20 PM     Post Reply
Kabul, Afghanistan — An Afghan soldier killed a United States Army major general and wounded a German brigadier general and at least 14 other foreign and Afghan military service members on Tuesday at a military training academy on the outskirts of Kabul, officials of the American-led coalition said Tuesday. The major general appeared to be the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in hostilities overseas since the Vietnam War. (Snip) Other details of the shooting were sketchy, and the coalition, in an official statement, would only confirm that one of its service members had been killed in what it described as “an

Scarce Cemetery Space Creates
Prices to Die For: Cities
Bloomberg News, by Flavia Krause-Jackson    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/5/2014 12:26:10 PM     Post Reply
Even in death, you can’t escape the property bubble. From New York to London, growing populations are competing with the deceased for land, driving up real-estate costs well into the afterlife. In Asian megacities, where cremation is the norm, even space for urns is in short supply. “At the end of the day, it’s like any other piece of real estate,” says Amy Cunningham, a New York state licensed funeral director. “Prices have conspired to put burials out of the range of most people’s budgets.” Every week, about 1,000 New Yorkers die. Manhattan is running out of room for them.

  


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CIA Director Brennan Should Resign
National Review, by Fred Fleitz    Original Article
Posted By: lmruth- 8/5/2014 12:21:38 PM     Post Reply
CIA director John Brennan did the right thing Thursday in apologizing to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) for CIA monitoring of computers being used by the committee’s staff for an investigation of the Bush-era enhanced-interrogation program. Nevertheless, heads must roll at the CIA over this scandal, including Brennan’s. While what the CIA did was not illegal, its actions were the result of reckless decisions by agency officials in response to misconduct by SSCI staff members. The CIA should have handled this matter by raising it quietly with SSCI chairwoman Dianne Feinstein.

Perry 2016: The View from Texas
National Review, by Mark Davis    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/5/2014 12:13:40 PM     Post Reply
As Rick Perry looks out at us from countless cable-news channels this summer, his border chess match against the Obama administration underscores his potential 2016 skill set. Two portraits emerge. One is of a wiser, seasoned executive ready to jump into a race already rich with governors. He’s armed with more reliable conservatism than that of Chris Christie; and he has a meatier résumé than Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, or Mike Pence. This portrait features Perry’s proud record of protecting his state from the scourges of the Obama years, racking up stretches of job creation and growth that have far outpaced

A growing percentage of women
on skid row are older, survey finds
Los Angeles Times, by Gale Holland    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/5/2014 12:12:18 PM     Post Reply
A growing percentage of women living on Los Angeles´ skid row are older, and more likely to be in poor health or disabled than their younger counterparts, according to a survey released Monday. The percentage of women on skid row ages 51 to 61 jumped from 23% in 2001 to 40% in 2013, the survey of 324 women found. Women 62 and older increased from 4% to 11% in the same period. The median age is now 50, up from 44. (Snip) Skid row´s total population is about 10,000, including more than 1,700 living in the streets. Officials estimate a

Secretary “Pee Wee” – John Kerry
Pictured Riding Pink Girls’ Bicycle
Last Weekend In Nantucket…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/5/2014 12:04:20 PM     Post Reply
Is it really any wonder why Netanyahu and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi tell Secretary Kerry to stay out of the grown up issues? (Snip for photo)I mean seriously, is there a better representation of how effeminate and metrosexual most male liberals are? And that doesn’t even illicit the conversation about how optics of a representative international figurehead can be broadcast throughout the world. As if, someone couldn’t/wouldn’t say: “um, hey John, you might want to reconsider this before heading out in public“….. Because if you’re comfortable riding a pink girls bicycle in chinos and Jesus Adidas during an errand run, well,

  


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Japan scientist in discredited
stem-cell research dead in suicide
Reuters, by Megumi Lim    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/5/2014 10:53:03 AM     Post Reply
A Japanese researcher at the centre of discredited research initially hailed as a potential breakthrough for stem-cell treatment killed himself after months of stress and exhaustion, officials said on Tuesday. Yoshiki Sasai was the co-author of the high-profile research that had seemed to offer hope for replacing damaged cells or even growing new human organs. He was found dead early on Tuesday at the Riken institute where he worked in Kobe, Japan, police and the institute said. "It is confirmed as a suicide," said a police spokesman. "It was a hanging." Sasai, 52, had been hospitalised in March for stress and become less receptive

Kansas Senate Race
Headlines 4-State Primary Day
Associated Press, by Philip Elliott    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/5/2014 10:49:43 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- Senate and House incumbents in Kansas, Michigan and Missouri are trying to beat back challengers Tuesday in the kickoff to a busy month of primaries. Voters in Washington state consider the qualifications of a dozen candidates vying to replace a two-decade congressional Republican who is retiring. In Kansas, three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts faced Milton Wolf, a radiologist and the second cousin of President Barack Obama. Wolf and his tea party allies cast the 78-year-old Roberts as a longtime fixture in Washington who barely lives in the state, and Roberts didn´t help his cause when he told a radio

Report: Army two-star killed
in Afghan insider attack
Associated Press, by Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah    Original Article
Posted By: FL_Absentee_Voter- 8/5/2014 10:49:22 AM     Post Reply
An Army two-star general was killed on Tuesday when a man in an Afghan military uniform turned his weapon on western troops, the New York Times reported. Details of the attack — including the name of the major general — were not immediately available. Initial reports indicate the man also wounded 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and "about a dozen" Americans, authorities said. Tuesday’s attack at The Marshal Fahim National Defense University, a facility near Kabul, could potentially be the largest insider attack since April 2011, when an Afghan colonel killed eight airmen and one contractor.

Why Obama Is Backing His CIA Chief
Bloomberg View, by Jonathan Bernstein    Original Article
Posted By: LOL Thomas- 8/5/2014 10:43:42 AM     Post Reply
The Central Intelligence Agency spied on the Senate, and CIA Director John Brennan lied about it. When the news broke, several senators, including Democrats, called for the director´s resignation. It seems unlikely Brennan can survive, but on Friday, President Barack Obama gave him a vote of confidence at his brief news conference. In fact, Obama answered a shouted-out question after having already taken the “last” question, suggesting that the Brennan situation was one of the reasons he held the briefing.1 So why would Obama want to go out of his way to publicly support a CIA director he

  


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Gannett becomes the latest media
firm to split its print, TV assets
Fortune, by John Kell    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/5/2014 10:32:43 AM     Post Reply
Gannett said Tuesday it plans to spin off USA Today and the rest of the company’s publishing assets, separating those assets from the broadcasting and digital businesses. The move to split the media company’s assets comes just a few days after E.W. Scripps Co. (SSP) unveiled a similar plan. The two companies are following a move by Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA), which spun off News Corp (NWSA), the owner of The Wall Street Journal and other print properties, a little over a year ago, while Time Warner (TWX) recently unloaded Time Inc. (TIME), which owns People, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune and

Where is Atticus Finch
when you need him?
American Thinker, by Lee DeCovnick    Original Article
Posted By: Da Bear- 8/5/2014 10:23:30 AM     Post Reply
Atticus Finch, Harper Lee’s mythic Southern liberal, wisely shot the rabid dog before it could infect Jem, Scout, Calpurnia or the other town-folks of Maycomb with a lethal disease. To Kill a Mockingbird, set in the Jim Crow Alabama of the 1950’s, remains the quintessential novel of American race relations before Reverend King and the Civil Rights movement.

Evil and plain crazy not
a healthy combination
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 8/5/2014 10:05:13 AM     Post Reply
Given the Marxist misery the Obama regime is spreading like farmer’s manure on their way to Utopia, legions have long suspected that the Democrats own a monopoly on evil. But recent antics of their star performers Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid et al may indicate that they’re plain crazy too. Barack Hussein Obama, who has recently taken up repeating “The Bear is Loose’ during his random, royal walkabouts in lunchtime D.C., must have been thinking of Nancy Pelosi, who came on like a screeching banshee, not once but twice chasing down Republican Representative Tom Marino of Pennsylvania through the House Chamber.

Health insurers raise
2015 Fla. exchange rates
Associated Press, by Kelli Kennedy    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/5/2014 9:27:50 AM     Post Reply
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Eight insurance companies are raising the price of health plans and three are lowering them in Florida through the Affordable Care Act exchange, state insurance officials said Monday. (Snip) Fourteen companies, including three new insurers, are planning to sell to Floridians through healthcare.gov in 2015. Of the 11 returning plans, eight filed average rate increases ranging from 11 to 23 percent, and three filed rate decreases ranging from 5 to 12 percent. Florida Blue, the state´s largest insurer, is raising its premiums by an average of 18 percent. Humana proposed an average 14 percent increase for its

Obama tries to impose his
August agenda, but...
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/5/2014 9:26:44 AM     Post Reply
As planned, President Obama, his minions and the largely-complicit D.C. political media are using the absence of Congress to build the anticipatory drumbeat about what exactly the chief executive intends to do by himself over the boiling issue of illegal immigrants. [Snip] Aides say Obama will move at "the end of summer," an intentionally vague time-frame. Our guess is shortly after Labor Day when he can focus public attention on his moves as the Nov. 4 midterm elections approach. Narcissist or not, every president wants to control the media narrative. This is especially so for disastrous presidencies like Obama´s.

  



Muslim Contributions to
America and the World
American Thinker, by Glenn Fairman    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/5/2014 9:26:21 AM     Post Reply
I have been waiting intently for that catalogue of much vaunted accomplishments which Islam has bequeathed both to America and the world — benefits that have been chirped about ad nauseum by Barack Obama for years. But since this, like all his other promises, has been left dangling, I have decided to compile my own list for you and take the pressure off his wearied brow that best serves America on the links. I assure you that this list is far less than exhaustive: 1. Hummus. I hate hummus. 2. Design modifications to the Twin Towers. 3. Animal husbandry (literally)

The Democrats want a smokescreen
to hide the economy
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/5/2014 9:09:54 AM     Post Reply
With the frightening calamities overseas growing with menacing momentum and all the shallow and cynical talk about gridlock and impeachment here at home, it is easy to get distracted from what will really matter to voters less than 100 days from now, when they go to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections. There is no chance the economy will be strong by November, even if we see some improvements between now and then. The real questions are how weak it will still be and to what degree voters will want to send a message that they are unhappy with the

The NLRB attack on McDonald´s
Chicago Tribune, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/5/2014 9:06:29 AM     Post Reply
Amid the economic doldrums of recent times, the fast-food industry has been one of the biggest job creators. So far this year, it has added employment at a 4 percent rate, which stands to make this the third straight year at that pace. If only the entire economy had done so well. But no good deed goes unpunished. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board decided that McDonald´s will have to play by a brand-new set of rules — and if that decision stands, it could affect a lot of other businesses in fast-food and other sectors. It´s a mistake that

Military jets escort Qatar Airways
plane to Manchester Airport
British Broadcasting Corporation, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/5/2014 8:54:15 AM     Post Reply
Military jets have escorted a passenger plane to Manchester Airport after reports of a possible device on board. The Qatar Airways plane was escorted in to land by the Royal Air Force (RAF) following information received by the pilot. Greater Manchester Police said officers were treating it as a "full emergency" as they did not know "how genuine this threat is". Ch Supt John O´Hare said the safety of those on board was "paramount". It is understood the plane involved is an Airbus A330, which was escorted by a Typhoon from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. ´Comprehensive response´ Ch Supt O´Hare said: "An incoming plane has been

The black HIV epidemic: A public health
mystery from Atlanta’s gay community
Washington Post, by Jeff Guo    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/5/2014 8:51:40 AM     Post Reply
ATLANTA — In the early 2000s, a young researcher at the Centers for Disease Control named Greg Millett set out to solve an epidemiological mystery. Nobody could explain why black Americans, particularly black gay men, had such high rates of HIV infection compared to the rest of the population. How were they putting themselves in so much danger? What were they doing differently from everyone else? Millett began with a survey of the published research, but that only seemed to raise more questions. Study after study seemed to arrive at the same conclusion: Black gay men take fewer risks in the

Florida Obamacare rates could rise
13 percent next year, state says
Orlando Sentinel (FL), by Scott Powers    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/5/2014 8:37:38 AM     Post Reply
Monthly premiums for the second year of Obamacare health insurance plans are expected to rise an average of 13 percent, Florida officials announced Monday. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has completed its analysis of recently submitted health insurance plans from 19 companies in Florida, and also estimated the 2015 federal subsidies that such families could expect. After those subsidies are applied, the monthly cost will range between $400 and 600 per family in most counties, according to the state analysis. "Even with a federal subsidy, that could mean an out-of-pocket cost of $500 or more per month to have coverage," the Florida

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