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Whatever Happened to Cynthia McKinney?
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/10/2014 9:14:45 PM     Post Reply
Cynthia McKinney was one of the looniest Democrats of her generation. A 9/11 Truther, she lost not one but two Democratic primaries because she was considered too far out. Her father’s explanation that she was in trouble because “the Jews have bought everybody. J-E-W-S” added to her legend. After her second primary rebuff, McKinney left the Democratic Party. She was the Green Party candidate for president in 2008–which tells you all you need to know about the Greens–and got 0.12% of the vote, mostly, one assumes, from nearsighted voters who checked the wrong box. McKinney is now set to re-emerge

Experts Warn of Terror
Blowback from Iraq Airstrikes
Time Magazine, by Michael Crowley    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/10/2014 8:40:51 PM     Post Reply
The American airstrikes against a militant group in Iraq could motivate the fighters to retaliate with terror attacks against U.S. civilians, experts warn. (Snip) ISIS has long threatened America openly. In June the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, warned Americans that “soon enough, you will be in direct confrontation [with us].” Last week a spokesman for the group vowed that “we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.” Despite that bombastic rhetoric, ISIS has thus far been consumed with its fights in Iraq and Syria, and with capturing territory to form an Islamic caliphate. But counterterrorism officials

A ringside seat to our own destruction
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/10/2014 7:29:21 PM     Post Reply
Headlines have focused on the atrocities committed by ISIS on the northern Iraqi front. (Snip) The story adds, almost superfluously, that ISIS is attempting to shoot down aid deliveries. They would do that, wouldn’t they? Yet all this time the world was assured there was nothing to worry about in the hundreds of radical mosques, the thousands of militants eagerly received into the West and creeping sharia law in its institutions. The dangers, they were told, all lay in the Tea Party and elusive militia groups holed up in a cabin in the Ozarks. But if the calamities in Iraq

  


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Troops surround Baghdad “Green Zone”
as embattled Prime Minister
Maliki appears to cling to power
News.com au (Australia), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/10/2014 7:22:53 PM     Post Reply
UNCONFIRMED reports suggest troops loyal to controversial Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki have sealed off Baghdad’s “Green Zone” in an apparent coup. “There is a huge security presence, police and army, especially around the Green Zone,” the highly-protected district that houses Iraq’s key institutions, a high-ranking police officer has confirmed to AFP. He said the deployment started at around 10:30 pm Iraq time, just 90 minutes before Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced on state television he would file a complaint against the president for violating the constitution. “There is security everywhere in Baghdad, these are very unusual measures that look like

A straw visor and muumuu for
Hillary and SoulCycle shorts
for Bill: Relaxed Clintons enjoy some
downtime on the beach with their dogs
Daily Mail [UK], by Margot Peppers & Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/10/2014 7:02:03 PM     Post Reply
Bill and Hillary Clinton are making the most of their downtime in the Hamptons. The former U.S. President and his ex-Secretary of State wife were pictured this morning enjoying a stroll on the beach in Amagansett, where they are paying $100,000 to rent an $18million five-bedroom property for three weeks. The couple, who were accompanied by their dogs as well as a Secret Service agent, were dressed in very casual clothes, with President Clinton decked out in black SoulCycle shorts and green sneakers and his wife in a bright blue muumuu and slippers. Mrs Clinton, 66, kept her eyes shaded from the sun

Riders stuck hours atop Six
Flags America roller coaster
in Maryland
CBS 13 (Baltimore Md), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2014 5:45:53 PM     Post Reply
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - Prince George´s County fire officials are working to rescue at least 24 riders stuck on a Six Flags roller coaster. Firefighters were first called to the Joker´s Jinx roller coaster at the park around 2:30 p.m., reports CBS Baltimore. According to fire officials, the riders are sitting upright about 45 feet off the ground near the top of the ride. Because of the height of the coaster, the rescue could take some time. It´s not known what caused the ride to malfunction. No injuries have been reported. Rescuers handed out umbrellas to the stuck riders to

Time Lapse View From Space Station
Is a Breathtaking Reminder of the
Gorgeous Planet We Live On
Independent Journal Review, by Emily Hulsey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2014 5:32:40 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Everyday life can be daunting. It can knock you off your feet, overwhelm you and strip you of your hope that there is any good left in this world. Sometimes, when we feel this way, it helps to be reminded of the beauty, magnificence and enormity of the planet in which we live. You know, to get some perspective. Here are a few more images, courtesy of NASA, that will do just that. View from the International Space Station: The Great Lakes - An “earth-rise” as seen from the moon:

  


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How police ended terror campaign
of suspect in murder of college
student Brendan Tevlin
Star Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Mark Di Ionno    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 8/10/2014 5:20:28 PM     Post Reply
When police found Ali Muhammad Brown, he was taking a mid-afternoon nap under a tarp strung between two trees, just a few hundred feet from a private road that runs along the first ridge of the Watchung Mountains in West Orange. A gun was tucked in his belt, his notebook diary nearby. He was living off bananas and other fruit. It was July 18 when Brown woke to several West Orange police officers with their guns trained on him. He surrendered without a fight. Eight days earlier, about 6 a.m., Brown had left his makeshift campsite and walked through the
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ISIS Buries 500 Yazidis Alive,
Orders Others to Convert to Islam or Die
Breitbart Big Peace, by Mary Chastain    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2014 5:18:56 PM     Post Reply
Not every Yazidi resident in northern Iraq escaped before the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, captured towns in the region. The terrorist group told the people to convert to Islam or die, killed 500 of them, buried some alive, and took hundreds of girls as slaves. "We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic State have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar," said human rights minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani. "Some of the victims, including women and children

Home Owner Wants Out Of Scenic
City Due To Chattanooga Gun Crime
WDEF-TV [Chattanooga, TN], by James Mahon    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/10/2014 5:13:15 PM     Post Reply
Chattanooga, TN — "Chattanooga is out of control with crime." This is Michael Barr´s home, it’s a historic 4 bedroom house he says he has put over 80k into renovations since 2012. But for the veteran originally from Maryville Tennessee, this dream home has become a nightmare. "Closer to downtown, we are here on east 14th street, a lot of the cars here make my house vibrate from the music coming out of their cars every time a car does drive by I´m always looking up to see if there will be a gun sticking out of the window to

Fox News Sunday Panel Slams
Obama’s Foreign Policy:
‘The Underestimator In Chief’
Newsbusters, by Jeffrey Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/10/2014 4:02:42 PM     Post Reply
In the wake of the U.S. military launching air strikes to combat ISIS militants in northern Iraq, the entire panel on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace had some harsh words for President Obama’s foreign policy. While the entire panel that appeared on Sunday, August 10 agreed that Obama has mismanaged the threat ISIS poses to the Middle East, Ron Fournier of National Journal had the strongest rebuke of Obama when he charged that “he´s been the Commander in Chief or the underestimator in chief.” The segment began with Jackie Kucinich of the Washington Post expressing her dismay at the lack

  


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Obama Vacation Beat:
Sunday, August 10
Martha´s Vineyard Times (MA), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2014 3:52:50 PM     Post Reply
Golf, and more golf. At approximately 1:10 pm, under blue skies and with barely a breeze wafting across the up-Island fields, President Obama’s motorcade left his vacation home and took a circuitous route to Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, arriving at 1:33 pm. According to pool reports filed by MVTimes reporter Steve Myrick, the President’s playing partners today are Cyrus Walker, the cousin of White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett; sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, and friend Robert Wolf. This is the second consecutive day the president has played Farm Neck. Yesterday, he was joined by Mr. Walker, Mr. Rashad,

Tracing Ebola’s Breakout
to an African 2-Year-Old
New York Times, by Denise Grady and Sheri Fink    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/10/2014 3:49:58 PM     Post Reply
Patient Zero in the Ebola outbreak, researchers suspect, was a 2-year-old boy who died on Dec. 6, just a few days after falling ill in a village in Guéckédou, in southeastern Guinea. Bordering Sierra Leone and Liberia, Guéckédou is at the intersection of three nations, where the disease found an easy entry point to the region. A week later, it killed the boy’s mother, then his 3-year-old sister, then his grandmother. All had fever, vomiting and diarrhea, but no one knew what had sickened them. Two mourners at the grandmother’s funeral took the virus home to their village. A health

Exclusive: New Details Surface
in Hamas Murder of IDF
Soldier Hadar Goldin
Breitbart National Security, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/10/2014 3:48:26 PM     Post Reply
On Friday, August 1st, media reported that Hamas had kidnapped IDF Officer LT Hadar Goldin, 23; the next day, he was announced killed in action by a Hamas suicide bomber who had emerged from a tunnel. Lt. Goldin was an officer in the Givati Brigade, an elite Israeli infantry unit. He had become engaged weeks before going to Gaza. Major Benaya Sarel, 26, and 1st Sgt. Liel Gidoni, 20, were also killed in the explosion detonated by a Hamas suicide bomber. An unnamed Israeli military source spoke to Breitbart News about the story of how Hamas used an UNRWA ambulance,

Obama’s plan to stop ISIS
panned by both sides of aisle
New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2014 3:47:20 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s military plan to halt ISIS advances with limited air strikes and relief drops to besieged minorities trapped in mountain camps came under fire from left and right Sunday – and even Hillary Clinton took a shot at his foreign policy. “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle,” said Clinton, who served as Obama’s first secretary of state. She made the comment to The Atlantic in response to a question about one of the administration’s blunt mantras to observe caution – an approach critics say has led to disengagement

  


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Three-Day Truce to
Begin at Midnight
Agence France-Presse, by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2014 3:44:10 PM     Post Reply
A new 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza has been agreed between Israel and the Palestinians following mediation by Egypt, a Palestinian official said Sunday. Israel confirmed Sunday evening that the 72-hour truce will go into effect at midnight. According to Channel 2, the Israeli delegation will head to Cairo for talks Monday morning, if the fire from Gaza does indeed cease and the night is a quiet one. Hamas played a double game Sunday, with its negotiators reportedly agreeing to a ceasefire in Cairo, and its terrorists in Gaza launching missiles at Israel. Israel insists that it will not negotiate under fire,

Iraq & Vietnam: Democrats Lose
Won Wars; Holocaust to Follow
Breitbart Big Government, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/10/2014 3:43:39 PM     Post Reply
The video above is Barack Obama in December of 2011 declaring the mission in Iraq accomplished -- in his words, a "success." According to the president, we were leaving behind an Iraq that was "stable and self-reliant." Except we weren´t, and Obama knew it and so did anyone else paying attention. Oh, the war in Iraq was won, but it wouldn’t stay won without an American presence. Regardless, the President bugged out of Iraq without an all-important status of forces agreement. In other words, like the stabilizing troops we still have in Japan, Germany, and South Korea -- we left

Progressive leaders back Obama’s
military strikes on Iraq… for now
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2014 3:43:00 PM     Post Reply
“I don’t think we’re going to solve this problem in weeks,” President Barack Obama told reporters following the start of renewed airstrikes on Iraqi insurgents. “I think this is going to take some time.” The president spent the majority of his address to the press noting that dramatic political reforms and a new government in Baghdad is the only permanent solution to the present crisis. In the absence of that political solution, however, American airpower must ensure that pro-Western elements in the Kurdish and Shiite areas of Iraq do not fall to the Sunni fundamentalist militia.“In the absence of an Iraqi

Hillary blames Obama for rise of ISIL
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/10/2014 3:37:50 PM     Post Reply
In an interview with The Atlantic´s Jeffrey Goldberg, Hillary Cliinton made some uncharacteristically harsh comments about President Obama´s foreign policy. President Obama has long-ridiculed the idea that the U.S., early in the Syrian civil war, could have shaped the forces fighting the Assad regime, thereby stopping al Qaeda-inspired groups—like the one rampaging across Syria and Iraq today—from seizing control of the rebellion. In an interview in February, the president told me that “when you have a professional army ... fighting against a farmer, a carpenter, an engineer who started out as protesters and suddenly now see themselves in the midst

Man Stabs Wife To Death
In Front Of 30 People
New York Post, by Kevin Sheehan, Natasha Velez *    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 8/10/2014 2:18:21 PM     Post Reply
A man stabbed his wife to death in a jealous rage Saturday outside a relative’s Bronx home, where the couple had tried to smooth over their rocky marriage, witnesses and police sources said. Wife Amarita Khan, 25, had just left the house and walked onto Hone Avenue at around 6 p.m. when her husband Nazir Kahn came out behind her and plunged a gravity knife into her chest in front of some 30 horrified onlookers, cops said. The accused killer’s mom, Nafeeza Khan, couldn’t believe her son could have done this, saying: “He love her so much.” Speaking at the

  



CHENEY: The Obama Administration
´Can´t Blame George Bush Anymore´
Business Insider, by Colin Campbell    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/10/2014 1:56:36 PM     Post Reply
Former Vice President Dick Cheney lashed out again at President Barack Obama on Sunday, repeatedly accusing him of projecting "weakness" abroad and "crippling" the U.S. military. The frequent Obama critic told radio show host and GOP megadonor John Catsimatidis that he traces "most" of the problems of Washington to the current administration. "They can´t blame George Bush anymore," Cheney quipped on AM 970 The Answer´s "The Cats Roundtable." "I think he´s been a failure as a president. I think the scandals, wth respect to the Veterans Administration, with respect to the IRS, these are bad situations."

Suddenly, the Most
Important Dam in the World
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/10/2014 1:27:17 PM     Post Reply
That is the Mosul Dam, “a gargantuan, poorly-constructed dam in Iraq that, if breached, could launch a 65-foot-tall wall of water into one of the country’s largest cities and send flood waters all the way to Baghdad.” Baghdad is 220 miles away — akin to blowing up a dam in Boston and flooding New York City. And now ISIS controls it, according to Kurdish authorities: “Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff of the president of the Kurdistan region, confirmed on Friday that Islamic State militants had seized control of Iraq’s biggest dam in their latest offensive in the north of the country.” Back

Pay Attention, ABC: Rosie O’Donnell
Just Doubled Down on Her 9/11
Truther Conspiracy Beliefs
Newsbusters, by Scott Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/10/2014 1:19:42 PM     Post Reply
Rosie O’Donnell, the past and future co-host of The View, on Friday reaffirmed her support of the 9/11 truther conspiracy theory. When asked by this writer if she continues to reject the idea that Muslim terrorists flew planes into buildings, O’Donnell tweeted in response, “i still do not believe the official story.” [See below for a screen shot of the tweet.] O’Donnell left The View in 2007 after battling with conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck. On March 29, 2007, she promoted trutherism, saying of September 11th: “I do believe it is the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I

Israel´s Friend in Need
Commentary Magazine, by Rick Richman    Original Article
Posted By: jpundit- 8/10/2014 1:11:06 PM     Post Reply
On July 21-22, Christians United for Israel (CUFI–the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States, with nearly 1.8 million members and 10 times more Facebook “likes” (1,229,000) than AIPAC (79,000) and J Street (24,000) combined–held its ninth Washington Summit since its formation in 2006 by Pastor John Hagee. Nearly 5,000 delegates, from all 50 states, heard an array of top-tier speakers (including a stirring address from Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Ron Dermer, and panels with Elliott Abrams, William Kristol, and James Woolsey, among others). Then they lobbied Congress, with their principal talking point being

´The Statue of Liberty of cowboy
culture´: Iconic Waggoner cattle ranch
for sale for $725 million
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2014 12:56:22 PM     Post Reply
One of the largest ranches in the U.S. and an icon for Texas horse and cattlemen has been listed for $725 million, marking the end of a decades-long courtroom battle among the heirs of cattle baron W.T. Waggoner, who established the estate in 1923. The estate includes the 510,000-acre ranch spread over six North Texas counties, with two main compounds, hundreds of homes, about 20 cowboy camps, hundreds of quarter-horses, thousands of heads of cattle, 1,200 oil wells and 30,000 acres of cultivated land, according to Dallas-based broker Bernie Uechtritz, who is handling the sale along with broker Sam Middleton

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