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Immigrant Students Flood Georgia
School Registration Office
Breitbart Big Government, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/13/2014 9:24:15 PM     Post Reply
Immigrant students inundated a Georgia school district registration center this week seeking to sign up for classes. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reports that nearly 200 families with immigrant students were waiting outside the DeKalb County registration facility early Monday morning. “We got here, and there was a long line,” Sandra Nunez, head of the school district’s International Welcome Center, told AJC. The report comes as the Department of Education has made it clear that illegal immigrant students are “entitled to” public eduction and the southern border is in crisis with tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors entering

NAACP: Michael Brown Shooting ´Front
and Center´ at the United Nations
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/13/2014 9:20:00 PM     Post Reply
U.S. civil rights advocates aired their concerns about the recent Michael Brown shooting to the United Nations in Geneva, according to a press call from the organizations on Wednesday. “This issue was front and center,” Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, explained during the call. According to Shelton, Trayvon Martin’s mother Sabrina Fulton and Jordan Davis’s father Ron Davis told their stories about losing their teenage children in shootings in each of the pre-briefings of the process. “I think that everyone was outraged and horrified to hear that, yet again, it had happened in St. Louis, Missouri,” he said.

AZ Sheriff: ICE Doesn’t Verify the Legal
Status of People Turned Over to Them
Breitbart TV, by Ian Hanchett    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 9:18:47 PM     Post Reply
Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu said that when his deputies turn individuals that they suspect are in the county illegal over to ICE, the agency doesn’t verify that the suspect is in the country legally. “The troubling part of this is that when we do call ICE, what they say is ‘well, the person has been here five years,’ nothing confirming or finding out or verifying this, ‘treat them as any other citizen,’ and then we release them” he said on Wednesday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel. “The president has undermined the rule of law.

  


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Drawing a false equivalence
Australian [Sydney, Australia], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 9:06:42 PM     Post Reply
Moral equivalence was at the heart of Cold War false narratives when the political excesses of, say, Joe McCarthy were used to diminish condemnation of murderous repression in the Soviet Union. It is often used these days in Middle East debates to draw perverse equivalence between Israel’s defence of its citizens and the indiscriminate terrorism perpetrated against it. And it is this sort of false comparison that Paul Barry, host of ABC TV’s Media Watch, has used to mitigate offence caused by an anti-Semitic illustration in The Sydney Morning Herald. The drawing showed a Jew sitting on a couch using a remote control, seemingly, to direct the

The facts about Dartmouth student
Taylor Woolrich and her stalker
Fox News, by Dr. John R. Lott Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/13/2014 9:06:04 PM     Post Reply
It is often very hard for women who have been victims of sexual type crimes to publicly discuss what has happened to them. Last week in Washington, five women came forward to discuss how gun free zones at colleges have prevented them from defending themselves. From rape and sexual assault, to stalkers, to one woman whose stalker killed her husband, to death threats,these women bravely came forward and talked of the traumas -- all but one telling their story publicly for the first time. One woman´s story made national headlines. Taylor Woolrich, a junior at Dartmouth College, has been stalked for

Pope Francis to arrive in
South Korea for his first Asia visit
CNN, by Madison Park    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 8:52:11 PM     Post Reply
Pope Francis arrives in Seoul Thursday, marking the first papal visit to the country in 25 years. The historic visit is also a nod to Catholicism´s shifting demographics as an increasing number of believers come from Latin America, Africa and Asia instead of its historic stronghold in Europe. "The Pope´s visit to South Korea is the first part of a very intelligent opening to Asia," said Lionel Jensen, associate professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame. "The Pope's presence is a powerful symbol of the Vatican's recognition that it is in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa that the church is growing most prominently."

Cuomo’s Next Mission?
New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/13/2014 8:03:08 PM     Post Reply
It’s nice to see Governor Cuomo make at this hour of crisis a visit to Jerusalem. He pointedly demurred from a visit with the Palestinian Arabs, saying his mission was to show solidarity with the Jewish state. It is a good, solid rejection of moral equivalency — and makes us wonder whether he’s the man to take on the left-wing of his own party. The fact is that the Obama years are the period in which the Democratic Party has emerged firmly as less sympathetic to Israel than the Republicans. This was well marked by the latest poll from Pew.

  


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Man Frustrated by Ferguson Riots
Goes on Legendary Rant: ‘It’s
Time For Us to Change’
Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/13/2014 7:49:51 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Following the shooting death of Michael Brown by the police in Ferguson, MO, and the riots that have ensued as a result, here’s one man’s perspective. Thanks to Cultural Limits for the grab.

Edward Snowden: ´I´d volunteer
for prison´ to return to US
NBC News, by Eun Kyung Kim    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 7:33:54 PM     Post Reply
Edward Snowden may have recently received a three-year extension of his stay in Russia, but the former National Security Agency contractor says in a new interview with WIRED magazine that he still clings to hope of returning home to the United States, even if it means living behind bars. “I told the government I’d volunteer for prison, as long as it served the right purpose,” Snowden said in the article released Wednesday. “I care more about the country than what happens to me. But we can’t allow the law to become a political weapon or agree to scare people away from standing up for their rights, no matter how good the deal.

´When people are dying, you must come
back from vacation´: French foreign
minister seems to slam Obama for
golfing while Iraq burns
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 7:07:02 PM     Post Reply
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has a message about Iraq for Barack Obama: Get back to the White House and do something. ´I know it is the holiday period in our Western countries,´ Fabius told a radio interviewer Tuesday in France,´ but when people are dying, you must come back from vacation.´ Full-time workers in France are guaranteed a whopping five weeks of paid vacation every year, making his plea all the more urgent. Obama is on a family and golfing holiday in a ritzy neighborhood of Martha´s Vineyard but says he will come back to Washington briefly on Tuesday before returning to fun, sun, and more golf.

Here’s why your Internet might
have been slow on Tuesday
Washington Post, by Andrea Peterson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 6:56:44 PM     Post Reply
Some users were frustrated to find some of their favorite Web sites were unresponsive or otherwise inaccessible Tuesday. But it wasn´t a data center outage or a squirrel chewing through a cable line causing the disruption. Instead, structural problems with one of the core technologies that keeps the Internet working were to blame, researchers say. You may not have heard of Border Gate Protocol (or BGP) routing, but you likely rely on it every day if you´re online. While we often think of the Internet as one big network, it´s really a collection of smaller, interconnected networks -- and BGP is how traffic finds its way from one part of the

  


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Apple CEO ´not satisfied´
with company´s diversity: report
Christian Science Monitor, by Jacob Axelrad    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 6:49:30 PM     Post Reply
Going by the numbers, Apple fits into a stereotype of many tech companies in Silicon Valley: its workforce is overwhelmingly white and male. Overall, 70 percent of Apple employees are men as opposed to 30 percent women, and 55 percent are white, according to statistics provided by Apple. In addition, 15 percent of its overall workforce is Asian, 11 percent is Hispanic, and 7 percent is Black. (Snip) In the letter, Cook added that Apple´s definition of diversity extends beyond race, gender, and ethnicity to include such categories as "sexual orientation, veteran status, and disabilities."

Larishka sniffs 86.000 dollars from
car heading of a ferry to Uruguay
MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/13/2014 6:49:18 PM     Post Reply
Agents working for Argentina´s Federal Public Incomes Administration (AFIP), with a little help from Larishka the dog, found 86,500 dollars hidden by an Argentine who was trying to leave the country for Uruguay. The passenger was carrying 6,500 in a hold-all pack and was about to leave the Buquebus ferry terminal in Buenos Aires for Colonia, on the other side of the Río de la Plata, when Larishka turned her attention towards the car engine. AFIP agents followed up the dog´s hint, and discovered a further 86,500 dollars in the vehicle´s air filter, just 15 minutes before the boat was

Federal civil rights investigation
opened in Ferguson shooting
KSDK (MO), by Aja j. Williams    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/13/2014 6:36:07 PM     Post Reply
ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A federal civil rights investigation has been opened by the Justice Department into the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, according to the U.S. Attorney´s office of Eastern District of Missouri. In a joint statement from U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division Molly Moran and FBI SAC William Woods, the independent investigation will determine if any federal civil rights violations have occurred in the case. Saturday afternoon, a police officer shot Brown, who was unarmed, according to local authorities. According to the release, the federal authorities will work with local law enforcement to

130 US forces land in
Iraq to plan refugee rescue
New York Post, by Bob Fredericks    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 6:33:12 PM     Post Reply
US Marines and special operations forces on Wednesday landed on a remote mountain in northern Iraq where thousands of Yazidi refugees have been trapped for days by murderous Sunni militants. The 130 Marines and special forces operatives were joined by a disaster assistance relief team from the US Agency for International Development, ABC News reported. They came to assess the crisis in the Sinjar mountains and come up with a plan to save the Yazidis, hundreds of whom have already been slaughtered by Islamic State jihadis. “There needs to be a lasting solution that gets that population to a safe space where they can

  


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Gaza Truce Extended for Five Days
to Allow for More Talks: Palestinians
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 6:25:39 PM     Post Reply
Cairo - Israel and Palestinian factions negotiating in Cairo agreed on Wednesday to extend a truce for five more days to allow them to reach a lasting agreement to end the fighting in Gaza, the head of the Palestinian delegation said. Azzam Ahmed told reporters after a day of intense talks mediated by Egyptian intelligence that the Palestinians hoped to reach a final deal in the coming weeks, with Arab and international backing. Speaking as an existing 72-hour truce expired, Ahmed said that agreement had been reached on many issues but a few key sticking points remain, involving security issues and the lifting of the blockade.

Tennessee court breaks winning
streak for marriage equality
MSNBC, by Steve Benen    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/13/2014 6:20:49 PM     Post Reply
One after another, lawsuits were setting them up and courts were knocking them down. Following last year’s Supreme Court ruling that rejected the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, state and federal courts nationwide have ruled against gay marriage bans from coast to coast. It was a remarkable, uninterrupted streak of success for civil-rights proponents, spanning more than two dozen courts. Yesterday, however, we learned that the streak was broken. For the first time in nearly fourteen months, a state’s ban on same-sex marriage has withstood a constitutional challenge in court. A state judge in Tennessee ruled last week that “neither

Up in smoke: California
wildfire torches pot crops
CNBC News, by Jane Well    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 6:16:56 PM     Post Reply
A wildfire burning through dense forest in California´s Mendocino County has destroyed more than 11,000 acres and injured eight firefighters. The cost has reportedly topped $20 million. That does not include the marijuana. This part of California is known for growing marijuana, most of it illegal, and a lot of it is hidden among the trees. "I know there have been several marijuana gardens that have burned up," said Sheriff Tom Allman. As residents were being evacuated last week and homes were threatened, Allman attended a community meeting with locals. "Let's talk about the 'M' word," Allman said he told them, "We are not willing to

SAS sent in to Iraq as US
troops land on Mount Sinjar
Telegraph [UK], by Steven Swinford    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/13/2014 6:15:09 PM     Post Reply
The SAS is on the ground in Iraq as part of the operation to rescue 30,000 “desperate” Yazidi refugees, it emerged on Wednesday, as US forces landed on Mount Sinjar. American officials confirmed that a combined contingent of US Marines, special forces and USAID disaster assistance experts had "briefly" landed on Mt Sinjar just hours after David Cameron pledged that Britain would help with the mission. The Prime Minister pledged to “get these people off that mountain” as he suggested that British helicopters could be used within days to save the Yazidi refugees “exposed, starving and dying of thirst” in

Uber and Lyft clash in war of words.
Is this how tech disputes are settled?
Christian Science Monitor, by Jacob Axelrad    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 6:06:44 PM     Post Reply
In the battle to become the dominant ride-sharing company, Uber and Lyft have been launching a series of accusations at one another, each side accusing the other of sabotage. Since last October, 177 Uber employees have reportedly canceled more than 5,000 rides from Lyft drivers, presumably in a ploy to disturb Lyft´s business, according to data obtained from Lyft by CNNMoney. The data shared with CNN by Lyft notes that certain Uber employees have created multiple Lyft accounts, from which they have canceled Lyft rides. For example, one Lyft passenger, identified by Lyft drivers as an Uber recruiter, had as many as 21 different

  



Rev. Jesse Jackson:
There´s a Ferguson near you
CNN, by Jake Tapper    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 6:01:41 PM     Post Reply
This week was supposed to be Michael Brown´s first at technical college. Instead, his parents were planning his funeral. The 18-year-old was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, on Saturday, sparking a federal civil rights inquiry, local protests and national debate. Civil rights leader Rev. Jess Jackson wrote an op-ed for USA Today entitled "There´s a Ferguson near you." "Right across the country you have these dried strips of urban alienation where you have high levels of infant mortality and of unemployment, and lack of trade skills training, first-class jails, second-class schools. Tremendous alienation, and no urban plan

U.S. considering ground troops
to evacuate trapped Iraqi refugees
CBS News, by Rebecca Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 5:54:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has asked his military advisers to prepare options for evacuating a group of trapped religious minorities from a mountain in Iraq that would not put U.S. personnel into a combat mission. (Snip) The president, "is open to recommendations in which the United States is helping to facilitate the removal of these people from the mountain on a humanitarian mission, which we believe is separate than saying U.S. forces are going to be redeployed in Iraq in a combat role to take the fight to [ISIS]," Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes (the brother of CBS News president David Rhodes) told reporters Wednesday.

IAF Launches Airstrikes
on Terror Targets in Gaza
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Elad Benari    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/13/2014 5:53:15 PM     Post Reply
The Israel Air Force attacked targets in Gaza on Wednesday night, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed in a statement. The attacks came after Gaza terrorists fired rockets at southern Israel, the statement said. “The IDF is prepared for this possibility and is determined to continue to maintain the security of the State of Israel,” the statement noted. Gaza terrorists fired a barrage of rockets towards southern Israel on Wednesday night, just moments before one ceasefire was set to end and a new one to begin. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted one rocket over the city of Netivot. Two other

Georgia town to atheists:
Stop bullying our kids
Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 5:45:55 PM     Post Reply
The American Humanist Association (AHA) is about to learn a very important lesson -- folks around Gainesville, Georgia don’t take kindly to out-of-town atheists trying to bully their children. More than 200 people turned out in defiance of the self-described atheist group early Thursday morning for an impromptu prayer rally in the middle of the Chestatee High School football field. The previous day, the atheists (acting on behalf of a single, unnamed citizen) sent a letter to school officials demanding that the football coaching staff stop participating in team prayers and that they remove all biblical references and religious messages from team

White House: We Won’t Scoop
Press on Obama-Clinton Meeting
Wall Street Journal, by Tim Hanrahan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 5:38:30 PM     Post Reply
The White House doesn’t plan to allow the press in to see the expected “hugging it out” meeting between Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a private party on Wednesday. But it’s also pledging not to scoop the press with its own photos on social media. The president and Mrs. Clinton are expected to meet up Wednesday at a party hosted by Vernon Jordan on Martha’s Vineyard. (Snip) Asked if the press would have access to the party, White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said he didn’t expect open press access for a “private social gathering,” adding:”I understand the press interest here,

N.J. resident flies Islamic State flag;
police ‘aware of the situation’
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 5:32:47 PM     Post Reply
Police in a New Jersey borough confirmed that a black flag associated with the Islamic State militant group has been voluntarily removed from the front of a resident’s home after a photo of the flag went viral. Garwood Police Chief Bruce D. Underhill confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that officers were “aware of the situation” and residents at the suburban home “voluntarily” agreed to take down the flag. A Turkish flag reportedly remains displayed at the home. “Please be assured that the Garwood Police are aware of the situation and have taken the appropriate steps,” Chief Underhill wrote in an email to the Free Beacon on Wednesday.

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