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Ebola-fighting compound
created using tobacco
USA Today, by Laura Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/5/2014 8:38:53 PM     Post Reply
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky company used local tobacco to help produce an experimental serum to fight Ebola, which may help save two American aid workers stricken with the deadly disease. David Howard, a spokesman for Reynolds American Services, said Owensboro-based Kentucky BioProcessing complied with a request from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and Samaritan´s Purse this week "to provide a limited amount" of the compound, called ZMapp. Kentucky BioProcessing, which was acquired by North Carolina-based Reynolds American Inc. in January, does contract work for many clients,

Marianne Faithfull: ´I know
who killed Jim Morrison´
USA Today, by Alison Maxwell    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2014 8:37:39 PM     Post Reply
Marianne Faithfull says she knows who killed The Doors frontman Jim Morrison. In an interview with British music mag Mojo, Faithfull, 67, says her drug-dealer boyfriend at the time did Morrison in. It was the summer of 1971, she says, and she had traveled to France with heroin-dealer-to-the-stars Jean de Breiteuil. De Breiteuil said he was going to visit Morrison, but Faithfull says she felt a strange sense of foreboding, so she stayed at the hotel. “I could intuitively feel trouble. I thought, I’ll take a few Tuinal and I won’t be there. And he went to see Jim Morrison and killed him. I mean I’m sure it was an accident.

Ebola health worker: ´Sierra Leone
is not able to deal with this outbreak´
CNN, by Ashley Fantz & Holly Yan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2014 8:27:14 PM     Post Reply
Atlanta - One of the countries hard hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not able to cope, a health worker said, calling on the international community to step up support. Anja Wolz, emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, spoke to CNN on Tuesday from an Ebola facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. "I think that the government and the ministry of health here in Sierra Leone is not able to deal with this outbreak. We need much more help from international organizations -- as WHO, as CDC, as other organizations -- to come to support the government," Wolz said. (Snip) Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia are at the center



All 274 gifts given to Barack Obama
between 2009 and 2012, ranked
Washington Post, by Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2014 8:22:59 PM     Post Reply
One of the nice things about being the most powerful person in the world is that people give you presents. It´s unlikely that gifts from foreign countries do much to sway American diplomacy, but foreign visitors bestowing cumbersome or weird gifts is almost certainly one of the more entertaining parts of President Obama´s job. He doesn´t get to keep the gifts, mind you; they´re usually spirited away by the National Archives and Records Administration. But imagine someone showing up and handing you a four-by-five-foot rug with your own face on it, as Russia did in 2009. That´s good stuff. On

New Post-Snowden Leaks Reveal Secret
Details of U.S. Terrorist Watchlist
Time Magazine, by Zeke J Miller    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2014 8:13:42 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. government believes that someone other than former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has recently leaked secret national security documents to the media, an official confirmed Tuesday. The documents, published by The Intercept on Tuesday, detail the growth of federal terror watchlists. They were drafted after Snowden fled prosecution in United States for Russia, when he no longer had access to classified intelligence networks. CNN first reported that the government has assessed a second source of the documents. Classified as ‘secret’ with instructions not to reveal them to foreign nationals,

Trump sues to get name off casinos
Associated Press, by Wayne Parry    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2014 8:04:17 PM     Post Reply
Atlantic City, NJ - Donald Trump has a message for the two Atlantic City casinos that still bear his name, five years after he gave up anything to do with running them: You’re fired. The real estate mogul and reality TV star, who presided over a casino empire in the glory days of Atlantic City, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday demanding that his name be stripped from the remaining two. He told The Associated Press he sued Trump Entertainment Resorts, a descendant of a corporate entity he once controlled, because it has allowed its two Atlantic City casinos, the Trump Plaza and the Trump Taj Mahal, to fall into disrepair, tarnishing his

Netanyahu and Kerry´s Phone
Call ´Mysteriously´ Cut Off
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Elad Bernari    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/5/2014 6:43:55 PM     Post Reply
A phone call between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was mysteriously disconnected on Sunday, Channel 2 News reports. According to the report, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki admitted to reporters on Tuesday that the call was disconnected, though she said it was due to a “communications issue”. Psaki did, however, say that the two have not spoken since the phone call was cut off. “Their phone call was cut off,” she said, adding when asked whether she thinks Netanyahu hung up on Kerry, “Sometimes calls get cut off...it was a brief call, is what



5 Reasons Not to Trust the ´What
Me Worry´ Media About Ebola
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2014 6:32:17 PM     Post Reply
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is serious and spreading. Almost 1000 people are dead. Two Ebola patients, American missionaries, have come home for treatment. A patient in New York who just returned from West Africa is currently being tested for the deadly disease. The response by some in the American mainstream media can be summed up in two words: "Stop panicking." I´m not panicked over Ebola; nor am I alarmed or freaked out. I also believe it was the right decision to bring those two Americans suffering from this dreadful virus back to America. We´re Americans. That´s who

Undocumented Immigrants
Confront GOP Congressman
NBC News [Iowa], by Alex Moe    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 8/5/2014 6:08:28 PM     Post Reply
OKOBOJI, IA - Republican Rep. Steve King was confronted Monday by two undocumented immigrants just days after the House GOP voted to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Erika Andiola, a co-director of the DREAM Action Coalition, approached King at a fundraiser here and handed the congressman her DACA card for him to rip in half. (Snip) Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a potential presidential candidate in 2016, was seated next to King and quickly left after the activists introduced themselves.

Suspects in murder of Border Patrol agent
arrested and deported numerous times
Fox News, by Jana Winter    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/5/2014 6:04:15 PM     Post Reply
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas -- Two illegal immigrants from Mexico who were charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent in front of his family in Texas have been arrested and deported numerous times, police sources told FoxNews.com. One suspect has been arrested no fewer than four times for entering the U.S. illegally, according to federal court records. The other has been deported twice after entering the U.S. illegally, sources said. Gustavo Tijerina, 30, and Ismael Hernandez, 40, were arraigned Tuesday afternoon inside the Willacy County jail library. They were ordered held without bail after being charged

Ben Carson: We Call ´Ancient
Civilizations Heathen Because
of Human Sacrifice, But...´
Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2014 5:44:15 PM     Post Reply
Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon and the author of six best-selling books, said that people criticize some ancient civilizations for practicing human sacrifice but when it comes to abortion in the United States, “aren’t we actually guilty of the same thing?” “Well, it’s interesting that we sit around and call other ancient civilizations heathen because of human sacrifice but aren’t we actually guilty of the same thing?” said Dr. Carson in reference to a question about abortion. “The good thing is the American populace is moving closer and closer to understanding that abortion is murder. Every year we’re getting better



Who really made the Michael Dukakis
‘tank’ ad? It’s really complicated.
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/5/2014 5:42:25 PM     Post Reply
One of the most famous ads in political history is back at the center of a controversy -- more than 25 years after it first hit the airwaves. Known as "the tank ad," the commercial, which was run by Vice President George H.W. Bush´s 1988 campaign, featured then-Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis riding around in a tank -- with a helmet on. It needs to be seen to be believed. (Snip for video)The ad has become the stuff of legend in campaign circles, effectively portraying Dukakis as feckless on national defense thanks to that lasting image of the governor looking just plain

Pair of double-decker buses
collide in Times Square
New York Daily News, by Joe Stepansky , Tina Moore    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2014 5:37:41 PM     Post Reply
Two double-decker tour buses crashed in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, leaving multiple people injured, authorities said. The crash happened at the bustling intersection of 47th St. and Seventh Ave. about 4 p.m. An FDNY spokeswoman said that multiple ambulances were sent to the scene. An FDNY spokeswoman said that multiple ambulances were sent to the scene. Eleven people were injured, three seriously, and all were expected to survive,

Young immigrants confront Rep.
King at GOP event; Sen. Paul
slips away
Los Angeles Times, by Lisa Mascaro    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2014 5:27:49 PM     Post Reply
The video — showing young immigrants confronting Republican Rep. Steve King while GOP Sen. Rand Paul slips away — offers a rare glimpse into the deep personal divisions and political sensitivities that have paralyzed the nation´s immigration debate. The so-called Dreamers — immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children — have become masters of the art of peaceful confrontation, staking out Republican leaders on their home turfs to push for immigration reform. They once surprised House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) at his favorite breakfast spot on Capitol Hill, suggesting that as a dad of two he might understand

Q&A: Ten Things You Need to
Know About Boehner Suing Obama
Daily Signal, by Elizabeth Slattery    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/5/2014 5:01:52 PM     Post Reply
Last week, the House of Representatives voted to authorize Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s failure to fully implement Obamacare. Specifically, the lawsuit will challenge the administration’s delay of the employer mandate—requiring many employers to provide health insurance or pay a fine—that was supposed to go into effect Jan. 1. It’s clear President Obama repeatedly has abused executive power to circumvent Congress and essentially rewrite the law, but this lawsuit still raises a host of questions. Q: Can you sue the president? Yes. Presidents enjoy immunity from lawsuits for civil damages resulting from their official acts, but they



One of Obama´s big ideas for reforming
health care failed a test in California
Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 8/5/2014 4:12:59 PM     Post Reply
In President Obama’s June 2009 speech to the American Medical Association (now infamous for containing the most emphatic articulation of his promise that people who liked their health care plan could keep it), he described how his legislation would reform the way medical providers are paid. “We need to bundle payments so you aren´t paid for every single treatment you offer a patient with a chronic condition like diabetes, but instead paid well for how you treat the overall disease,” Obama told the crowd of physicians.

‘Pro-Troop’ Charity Pays Off
Tea Party Cronies Instead
Daily Beast, by Kim Barker    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/5/2014 3:36:32 PM     Post Reply
In February 2013, Move America Forward announced an ambitious fundraising goal. The charity, launched in part by one of the most prominent figures in the Tea Party movement, had adopted the 800 Marines in a battalion fighting in Afghanistan and wanted to send them all care packages. “For some troops, these care packages are the only mail they will receive all year,” the group said in one email solicitation. The charity later described the fundraising drive as a rousing success: In less than five weeks, all 800 Marines in a 1st Marine Division battalion nicknamed Geronimo were sent care packages and notes

Video: Hamas sets up and fires rockets
near hotel, in Gaza residential district
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/5/2014 3:25:40 PM     Post Reply
NDTV shot this video over the last two days, but didn’t publish it until after their reporters left for … well, the obvious reasons. Note the time of the rocket fire, too — 7:50 am, just ten minutes before the cease-fire began today. Could these have been the missiles that hit the West Bank? (Snip for video) It began with a mysterious tent with a blue canopy that bobbed up yesterday (August 4) at 6:30 am in an open patch of land next to our window. We saw three men making a multitude of journeys in and out of the

Michele Bachmann:
Tax illegals ‘100 percent’
on money they send abroad
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2014 3:14:08 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Michele Bachmann has suggested the federal government levy a 100 percent tax on money illegal immigrants send back to their home countries as a way of remedying the border crisis. In addition to building a secure, well-lit, fully staffed border fence, the Minnesota Republican said there should be “a 100 percent tax on remittances, the money that illegal aliens send back to these countries.” “Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, those countries are laughing at us because they’re making money with their corrupt governments in conjunction with these international criminal cartels, they’re all making money and

Kneel Before Zod:
On Celebrating Obama’s Birthday
The Federalist, by Mollie Hemingway    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/5/2014 3:07:30 PM     Post Reply
This is really not the biggest deal in the world, but every year on August 4, I’m reminded of something kind of creepy in the Cult of Obama. That, my friends, is the obsession with his birthday. I totally get that if you run a monarchy or are a dictator or if you’re a good president, your birthday might be cause for celebration. Oh, it’s the Queen’s birthday? Let’s celebrate. Oh, we’re going to be killed if we don’t pay honor to you, Kim Jong Un (not to be confused with his father who held the titles of “Dear Leader, who


Obama credited with ‘remarkable’
act for taking reporters’ questions
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2014 3:02:56 PM     Post Reply
President Obama apparently has dug himself so deep into the black hole called White House public relations that the media world sat up in shock when he told reporters at a press conference: “I’ll take a question,” he said. In fact, he took not just one but two questions from reporters during press conferences last week, Politico reported. The White House is being seen as shifting strategy on its communications, hoping to draw Mr. Obama back to where he’s perceived to shine best — speaking to and in front of the public, Politico reported. The idea is to reverse the president’s poll numbers, which have been faltering in recent months,

ISIL takes control of Iraq’s
largest hydroelectric dam:
‘It’s a horrendous prospect’
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2014 2:56:54 PM     Post Reply
Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claim to have taken control of Iraq’s largest hydroelectric dam. The Mosul Dam, which sits on the Tigris River, could cause damage as far as 280 miles away if ISIL decides to use it as a weapon, experts say. “It’s a horrendous prospect,” Daniel Pipes, the president of the Middle East Forum, told CNN. “If you control the Mosul Dam, you can threaten just about everybody.” Another fear is that the dam could break simply due to ISIL’s ignorance of the structure. Business Insider reported Tuesday that the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers believes the dam is “inherently unstable,”

Outrage in Saudi Arabia at
appearance of female newsreader
without headscarf on state television
Independent [UK], by Lizzie Dearden    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2014 2:43:35 PM     Post Reply
The unprecedented appearance of a female newsreader on Saudi state television without a headscarf has caused a scandal in the deeply conservative Islamic state. The unnamed anchor, who has previously worn a hijab in clips circulated online, was reading a bulletin from London for the Al Ekhbariya channel. Strict Islamic dress codes in Saudi Arabia require women to dress “modestly” – usually with headscarves, veils and full-length abayas. While women do sometimes appear without head coverings in programmes broadcast by state-controlled channels, newsreaders are never seen without the hijab.

Border crisis: HHS to close three
interim shelters for migrant children
Christian Science Monitor, by Noelle Swan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2014 2:17:47 PM     Post Reply
The federal government will close three interim shelters set up on US military bases to house migrant children apprehended while crossing the border, according to media reports. Beginning this week, the US Department of Health and Human Services will shutter emergency shelters in California, Texas, and Oklahoma, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times reported Monday. “We are able to take this step because we have proactively expanded capacity to care for children in standard shelters, which are significantly less costly facilities. At the same time, we have seen a decrease in the number of children crossing the southwest

EXCLUSIVE: London Times Rejects Elie
Weisel Advertisement Condemning Hamas
New York Observer, by Alexandra Sternlicht    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/5/2014 2:15:22 PM     Post Reply
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, known as “America’s Rabbi” and the founder of This World: The Values Network, has been running a paid advertising campaign featuring Nobel prize winner Elie Wiesel opposing Hamas’ use of child sacrifice. This ad has appeared in the New York Times, New York Observer, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal without a hitch. Until today. The Observer has learned that The London Times refused to run Rabbi Shmuley’s ad. In a statement, a representative of The Times wrote to the Rabbi’s ad-buying firm saying, “In brief, [The Times] [feels] that the opinion being expressed is too

Watch: CNN´s Wolf Blitzer challenges
Hamas spokesman on blood libel comments
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/5/2014 2:07:12 PM     Post Reply
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer confronted a Hamas spokesman on Monday, demanding that he address previous claims he made that Jews killed Christians to use their blood in the baking of matzos. (Snip) ´´We all remember how the Jews used to slaughter Christians in order to mix their blood with their holy matzos. This is not a figment of the imagination or something taken from a film; it is a fact acknowledged by their own books and historical evidence." Blitzer then asked Hamdan, "You believe that Jews would kill Christians to mix their blood to bake the holy matzos on Passover?

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