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´I´m sure you´ve seen much worse than that´:
Staggering reaction of uncle of Australian
boy, SEVEN, who was pictured brandishing
head of slaughtered Syrian soldier
Daily Mail [UK & Australia], by Emily Crane*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 12:23:41 PM     Post Reply
The uncle of a young boy who was photographed gripping the severed head of a slain Syrian soldier says Australia should ´forget´ the image which has caused outrage. ´He´s gone, forget about it. He´s forgotten about youse. I´m sure you´ve seen much worse than that,´ Mostafa Sharrouf told the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday. Khaled Sharrouf´s son, believed to be aged seven, used both hands to hoist the decapitated head up as he posed for a chilling photo. His proud father, one of Australia´s most-wanted terrorists and a suspected war criminal, posted the photo to Twitter on August 8 with

A $29-billion-dollar-a-year industry
Canada Free Press, by Patrick D Hahn    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 8/11/2014 12:16:44 PM     Post Reply
“You use them or you die.” This is what a doctor told Sulette Brown, a psychotherapist from Oklahoma, when she balked at taking statins, after she’d been rushed to the emergency room for a heart attack. Since that night, her life has changed in ways she could not have imagined. Statins block the synthesis of cholesterol, a naturally-occurring substance that is found in every cell in your body. They commonly are prescribed to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease, or CVD, a condition in which the arteries are occluded by plaque which consists of (among other things) cholesterol. Two common complications of CVD

Rehab boss used patients for
‘slave labor´: staffers
New York Post, by Isabel Vincent, Melissa Klein    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/11/2014 12:08:49 PM     Post Reply
They checked in for drug treatment and allegedly got sent out for what amounted to slave labor instead. Residents of the taxpayer-funded J-CAP program in Queens were dispatched to the Upper East Side home of program manager Murray Kaplan to do cleaning and to his Hamptons house for yard work, former ­J-CAP staffers told The Post. One patient, a veteran who lived at the treatment facility, was said to have made regular visits to Kaplan’s apartment and was aghast when she was asked to hand-wash lingerie for his wife, according to the former staffer. “She came to me very upset,

  


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1 dead, 10 wounded in separate shootings
Chicago Tribune, by Rosemary Regina Sobol, Carlos Sadovi,    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/11/2014 12:08:13 PM     Post Reply
A 16-year-old boy was killed in the Englewood neighborhood Sunday night, authorities said. Elsewhere in the city, shootings between 6:15 a.m. Sunday and early Monday morning left at least 10 people injured. About 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the 16-year-old boy was shot in the 5900 block of South Justine Street on the South Side, authorities said. The boy was standing in an alley with other people when another group of people started shooting, police said. The 16-year-old was shot in the head and pronounced dead on the scene at 9 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner´s office. (Snip) The 16-year-old

Isis suicide bombing instructor
blows up his own class by accident
Telegraph [Belfast], by Christopher Hooton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 12:06:55 PM     Post Reply
An Isis commander at a terrorist training camp north of Baghdad accidentally detonated a belt packed with explosives during a demonstration in front of a group militants on Monday, killing himself and 21 nearby trainees. The accident was a source of dark humour for locals, with suicide attacks in public spaces having become an almost daily occurrence in Iraq. A bomber struck a falafel shop near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad last week, and when told of the bungled training demonstration by the New York Times, Raad Hashim, who works at a liquor store near the site of

Vandalism, Looting & Violence:
Riot Explodes in Missouri Town After
Unarmed Teen Killed by Police
Independent Journal Review, by Soopermexican    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/11/2014 12:01:02 PM     Post Reply
As we reported earlier, the community in Ferguson, Missouri, was outraged after unarmed teenager Mike Brown was shot and killed by police. Police responded with tear gas, and have arrested many, but for many hours into the evening, several stores were left to the mercy of opportunistic looters. Social media captured the chaos in the Missouri town, which is located just outside of St. Louis: (Videos) Protests reached a crescendo Sunday night that broke into violence, looting, and reports of gun shots.

Reporter Assaulted Amid Heavy
Looting Following Protest Over
Black Teen Killed By Police [Video]
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 11:59:26 AM     Post Reply
Dozens of looters descended on stores in a St. Louis suburb and a reporter was sucker-punched Sunday following a vigil being held for an unarmed man who was fatally shot by a police officer on Saturday. “We are currently experiencing a riot,” said a Ferguson, Missouri police dispatcher Sunday, according to Reuters. Tension escalated through the day after residents gathered to protest the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Brown and a friend were walking down the street Saturday when an officer approached them in his squad car. An altercation ensued, and the officer fatally shot Brown. Brown’s friend and other witnesses claim that

  


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´Aunt Jemima´ heirs file $2 billion
lawsuit seeking royalties
CNBC, by Paul Taggart    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 8/11/2014 11:54:11 AM     Post Reply
The great grandson of Anna Short Harrington, the woman who became "Aunt Jemima," has filed a class action lawsuit against PepsiCo, The Quaker Oats Co., Pinnacle Foods Group, and The Hillshire Brands Co. on behalf of her great grandchildren, according to a report by The Wrap. The suit seeks $2 billion, in addition to punitive damages. D.W. Hunter alleges that the companies conspired to deny that Harrington had been an employee of Quaker Oats and exploiting her image and recipes for profit, but have refused to pay an "equitable fair share of royalties" to her heirs, the Wrap reported.

Announcement Soon: Chuck Todd
‘Likely Successor’ To David Gregory
Daily Caller, by Betsy Rothstein    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 11:52:09 AM     Post Reply
The news has been pushed and rumored for weeks. But Politico Playbook’s lead item this morning is the news that NBC Political Director Chuck Todd will soon take over David Gregory‘s position as host of “Meet the Press.” The announcement stresses that “nothing is definite or decided.” However, the news is expected within weeks. NYP‘s Page Six first hinted at Gregory being ousted from his coveted post in late July, followed by the news in early August that he recently met with CNN’s Jeff Zucker. In April, WaPo reported that NBC had sought out a psychology consultant to find out

What to do about the politicization
of the Attorney General´s office
American Thinker, by Richard Kline    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/11/2014 11:47:43 AM     Post Reply
The chief law enforcement officer of the United States is the Attorney General. He/she is charged with the investigations and prosecutions of Federal crimes. When there is corruption in the government, it is the Attorney General who is charged with ferreting out the corrupt and restoring integrity to the Federal government. But what if the Attorney General selectively seeks out crimes to investigate? What if the Attorney General turns a blind eye to those crimes and scandals that will discredit his political interests? What if the Attorney General himself is corrupt? Our Founding Fathers crafted a form of government that

Wind Turbine ‘Infrasound’ May Be
Making Thousands Sick In UK, US
Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 11:47:35 AM     Post Reply
The windswept Scottish highlands are increasingly becoming home to thousands of wind turbines due to government policies seeking to boost green energy production and fight global warming. But such well-intentioned policies may be having an unintended side effect: They could be making people sick. The Scottish Express reported Sunday that the Scottish government has commissioned a study into the “potential ill effects of turbines at 10 sites across the country.” There are more than 33,500 families living within two miles of these turbines, meaning thousands could be getting sick. Activists warn that “infrasound” emanating from nearby wind turbines are causing

  


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The Media Are Buying Hillary´s Foreign
Policy B.S.--And Selling It To You
Breitbart Big Peace, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 11:42:45 AM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton--the most senior foreign policy official in the United States, aside from President Barack Obama himself, for four years--is now attempting to differentiate herself from her old boss, now that his hapless leadership has become a liability to her presidential ambitions. And the media are buying it, then re-selling it to the public as if it represents an authentic split instead of opportunism and lies. This is the sequel to the "fairy tale" that so embittered Bill Clinton during the 2008 campaign, when Obama tried to argue that he opposed the Iraq War, though he had

IDF ´Tunnel Shield´ May Be
Deployed by 2015
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Kobi Finkler, Gil Ronen    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/11/2014 11:42:15 AM     Post Reply
According to a senior IDF officer, the military is about to carry out comprehensive field tests of technological means for locating tunnels. The technology has already been successfully tested in laboratory conditions. If the experiment is successful, the systems will be deployed around Gaza at a cost of a billion to 1.5 billion shekels. The senior officer said that the IDF had received about 700 offers for anti-tunnel systems, and chose two. The senior officer also spoke about the Iron Dome system and confirmed that the system worked well during Operation Protective Edge. However, he warned, “we cannot rest on

War on golf: Obama is escorted
by SWAT team and two snipers as
he enjoys second day on the
course as conflict rages in Iraq
Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/11/2014 11:40:29 AM     Post Reply
As conflict continued in Iraq, President Barack Obama waged a different kind of war during his vacation at Martha´s Vineyard - on the golf course. Obama was escorted to the Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, by a huge motorcade, which included a SWAT team and two snipers who peered out of an open trunk. Sporting a United States Secret Service baseball cap, Obama seemed reasonably relaxed despite the hefty protection, laughing and chatting with his golfing buddies in between holes. Obama fled Washington for his family´s familiar vacation spot yesterday for a two-week summer break. Moments before

So wicked that even Al Qaeda disowned
them: Letter found at Bin Laden´s hideout
warned of Islamic State´s extreme brutality
Daily Mail [UK], by Steve Bird    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 11:34:07 AM     Post Reply
Lying among a pile of papers at the hideout in Pakistan where Osama Bin Laden was shot dead was a carefully worded 21-page letter. It warned of the rise of a new and ruthless group of Islamic extremists capable of such extreme brutality that Al Qaeda should sever all links with them. In fact, it claimed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) had such complete disregard for civilian life that it could damage the reputation of Al Qaeda – if such a thing were possible for an organisation that has long traded in murderous terrorism. The document, written by

  


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WH´s Response to Hillary
Foreign Policy Criticism: ´She
Was Fully On Board´
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/11/2014 11:33:54 AM     Post Reply
White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes publicly responded to criticism from Hillary Clinton of Barack Obama´s foreign policy back in June, just as Hillary´s book tour was starting up. "On the broad thrust of our foreign policy, she was fully on board," Rhodes tells Politico. It´s worth remembering Rhodes´s comments now that Hillary Clinton´s recent interview has been published where she seems to be bashing elements of Obama´s foreign policy. As the Atlantic reported: 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

The deception of the House
Benghazi report
Canada Free Press, by Doug Hagmann    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/11/2014 11:29:56 AM     Post Reply
In the event you missed it, the Democratic-Socialist Left has been absolutely giddy about the statement released on July 31, 2014, by the Republican majority House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) pertaining to their investigation into Benghazi. The type of giddy that Chris Matthews described in 2008 when he said “I felt this thrill going up my leg” as he listened to then-Presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama speak. The giddiness, of course, relates to the reported finding that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack in Benghazi. A closer examination of the facts, however,

Rosie O´Donnell: Once A
Truther, Always A Truther
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Christian Toto    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 11:29:54 AM     Post Reply
Rosie O´Donnell is coming back to The View, and it appears she´s bringing her most outlandish argument with her. The far-left comic made headlines during her first stint on the show for espousing the view that 9/11 was an inside job. Now, it appears O´Donnell hasn´t let go of that 9/11 Truther position. She recently answered a Tweet from Newsbusters´s Scott Whitlock asking her to clarify her view that the terrorist attacks on New York City in 2001 involved a government conspiracy, not merely radical Muslims. The ABC show recently jettisoned both Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd and brought on a new producer from

Obama´s Interview With NYT´s
Friedman: An Essay In Impotence
Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 11:24:58 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama´s weekend interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is a stunning portrait of incoherence and inadequacy. Friedman--a shameless promoter of Obama since the 2008 campaign, whose books have allegedly influenced Obama´s foreign policy views--tries his mightiest to wrest something of substance from the absentee president: "[I]t’s clear that the president has a take on the world," he declares. And what is Obama´s "take"? Two themes emerge from a morass of clichés and sophistry. The first is that the world is simply not worth engaging unless it agrees to behave itself: "no victor, no vanquished," says Obama. Second,

´Our family didn´t ask for this´: Relatives
of unarmed black teen shot dead by police
condemn St Louis riot claiming violence is
´not what Mike would want´
Daily Mail [UK], by Jennifer Newton & Helen Pow    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/11/2014 11:12:17 AM     Post Reply
The family of an unarmed Missouri 18-year-old who was shot dead by police this weekend have condemned a frightening riot that erupted in St Louis last night claiming the violence was not what the teen would have wanted. In a statement to Fox News last night, a cousin of victim Mike Brown said the looting, which followed a peaceful vigil for the teen, was ´very upsetting´ to their family. ´I just want everyone to know and understand that the stealing and breaking in stores is not what Mike will want, it is very upsetting to me and my family,´ the

  



Clinton takes a step away
from Obama on ISIS;
will Democrats follow?
Los Angeles Times, by Maeve Reston    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 11:06:04 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama announced airstrikes this week in Iraq to address the humanitarian crisis and contain the alarming expansion of the Islamic State across Iraq, his reluctance was visible as he repeatedly said he would not send ground troops in Iraq. It was an ironic twist for a president who defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2008 presidential race in part because of his vow to withdraw U.S troops from Iraq, a conflict for which Clinton had voted as a senator. But as he steps into the quagmire in Iraq, the term-limited president will not have to face war-weary voters

Hillary Clinton: ´Failure´ to Help
Syrian Rebels Led to the Rise of ISIS
Atlantic, by Jeffrey Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 11:03:21 AM     Post Reply
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 of a civil conflict—the notion that we could have, in a clean way that didn’t commit U.S. military forces,

Breaking: James O’Keefe – As Osama
Bin Laden – Crosses Back and
Forth Across Rio Grande (Video)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: chicodon- 8/11/2014 10:55:30 AM     Post Reply
The Southern US Border is so porous even Osama Bin Laden can get across. And to prove it James O’Keefe crossed back and forth across the Rio Grande in an Osama Bin Laden costume. The investigation took place in Hudspeth County, Texas, at a crossing commonly used by illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. Via Project Veritas: Do you feel safe now? Okeefe says in the video: “If the president or Senator Reid or anyone else tries to tell you that our borders are secure, they are lying to you.” The Daily Caller reported: Investigative filmmaker James O’Keefe exposes the U.S.-Mexico border’s vulnerability to terrorism in his latest

Hamas said to have executed
dozens of tunnel diggers
Times of Israel, by Marissa Newman    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/11/2014 10:51:32 AM     Post Reply
Hamas executed dozens of diggers responsible for its extensive tunnel system in past weeks, fearing the workers would reveal the site locations to Israel, a report on the Mako website’s army blog said. There was no independent confirmation of the report (link here in Hebrew). The tunnelers, many of whom constructed the tunnels over the course of months, would dig for 8-12 hours a day, and received a monthly wage of $150-$300, according to the blog. Sources in Gaza told the website that Hamas took a series of precautions to prevent information from reaching Israel. The terror organization would reportedly

Canadian woman receives $10,200
compensation after being fired
from black teachers group ´for
not being black enough´
Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/11/2014 10:40:10 AM     Post Reply
A biracial woman has won an $10,200 payout after she was fired from her job at the Black Educators Association (BEA) in Nova Scotia, Canada because she ´wasn´t black enough´. Rachel Brothers, was awarded the sum last week after Donald Murray, the Chairman of the Board of Inquiry at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, ruled that she was discriminated against because of the color of her skin. (Snip) Evidence was given to the board that claimed Collier told Brothers her biracial skin color was a ´barrier´ to black people and that she was ´too light skinned to ´officially represent them

Senators Want Kerry to
Investigate Hamas Rockets at
Taxpayer-Funded UN Facilities
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/11/2014 10:39:43 AM     Post Reply
Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) are demanding that Secretary of State John Kerry launch an independent investigation into at least three incidents where Hamas rockets were discovered at facilities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The senators argued in a letter last week that the weapons were particularly troubling when coupled with anti-Israel statements and actions of the UN agency. Their letter cites “multiple instances of weapons found at UNRWA schools as well one-sided statements from UNRWA leadership that unjustly condemn Israel,” including UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl stating July 14

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