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´Property of the U.S. government´:
ISIS jihadists upload photographs
of American Military kit they
are using against us
Daily Mail (UK), by John Hall    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/14/2014 2:50:59 PM     Post Reply
A Canadian jihadist fighting for ISIS in Syria has uploaded photographs of U.S. military kit the brutal Islamist group has seized from fleeing government soldiers in Iraq. Posting on Twitter using the name Abu Turaab al-Kanadi, the militant shared images of everything from Humvee vehicles to M16 rifles and night vision goggles - much of which is marked as being for restricted use by the U.S. government. Al-Kanadi, who is often referred to as simply ´The Canadian´, is believed to be based in Raqqa - the Syrian city considered the capital of ISIS´ self-declared caliphate. Scroll down for video

Robin Williams’ Wife Says He Was in
Early Stages of Parkinson’s Disease
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/14/2014 2:43:51 PM     Post Reply
According to a statement released by his wife Thursday, late comedian Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease at the time of his suspected suicide earlier this week. Williams’ wife Susan Schneider said Williams was sober at the time, but that he had continued to tackle depression. She said he was not ready yet to publicly disclose his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Parkinson’s is a progressive nervous disorder that limits movement; while treatable, no cure is known. Schneider’s full statement is below:

´Downton Abbey´ Season 5,
Episode 1: The First Review -
The Earth Is Shaking At Downton
Forbes, by Neil Midgley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/14/2014 2:39:33 PM     Post Reply
Today is the press launch of the fifth season of ITV´s hit drama series Downton Abbey – even as I type, the actors and execs are doing a Q&A with journalists. But the first episode of this new season has just been screened to the press for the first time, and these are my thoughts. This was as strong a season opener as we’ve seen since that very first season four years ago. And this time, writer Julian Fellowes didn’t have the sinking of the Titanic to help him on his narrative way. Indeed Downton Abbey is finally – inasmuch

  


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Another witness to Brown shooting comes
forward; video shows graphic scene
KMOV News 4 [St. Louis, MO], by Robin Smith and Dan Greenwald    Original Article
Posted By: Envirodude- 8/14/2014 2:13:44 PM     Post Reply
FERGUSON, Mo. - Another witness to the shooting of Michael Brown, Jr. spoke to News 4 Wednesday. Tiffany Mitchell, 27, said she did not see what led up to the shooting, but said she arrived right before the fatal shots were fired. “As I was coming around, I heard the tires squeaking on the truck, and as I get closer, I see them tussling through the window. The kid was pulling off and the cop was pulling in,” Mitchell said. Mitchell told News 4 she saw a door close on a police car. An officer was inside and Brown, Jr. was on

Obama speaks about shooting of
Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Washington Post, by William Branigin    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 1:22:36 PM     Post Reply
President Obama said Thursday that “now is the time for healing” after a series of clashes between protesters and police over the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., but he also called for an open and transparent investigation “to see that justice is done” in the case. Speaking from Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where he is on vacation, Obama said that many Americans “have been deeply disturbed” by images of violence in the St. Louis suburb following the police shooting Saturday afternoon of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American who was headed to technical college this week. “When something like

HHS Promotes Cash Assistance and
Obamacare for Foreign Refugees
Breitbart Texas, by Kristin Tate    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 1:17:28 PM     Post Reply
HOUSTON, Texas -- Tens of thousands of Central Americans have entered the country illegally since October 2013; most of them will be likely considered "refugees" and ultimately be allowed to remain in the U.S. Consequently, many of the migrants will receive welfare from the federal government, funded by taxpayers. Health and Human Services (HHS) documents, obtained by Breitbart Texas, show that significant federal funds go towards encouraging refugees to enroll in long term welfare programs, and towards administering such benefits directly. HHS´ Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR) provides funding and grants to various organizations that help refugees collect welfare.

Andrew Breitbart Vindicated
by Brock´s CREW Takeover
Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 1:12:27 PM     Post Reply
Reports that David Brock, founder of Media Matters for America, is now taking over Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and incorporating it into his illiberal empire would have come as no surprise to Andrew Breitbart. Brock, whose Media Matters outfit has marginalized itself as it moved from correcting to censoring conservative media, no doubt has designs on framing the 2016 election for Hillary Clinton´s benefit. Andrew Breitbart would have noted something else--namely, confirmation of CREW´s partisan nature. Though it is described as a "leading watchdog group" by Politico´s Ken Vogel, in fact CREW has often operated as a

  


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Mexican Billionaire, NYT Minority
Owner Launches Campaign to Bring
DREAMers into US Workforce
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 12:57:25 PM     Post Reply
Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire who also owns a minority stake in The New York Times, is reportedly launching an effort to bring every illegal immigrant DREAMer into the workforce. As Bloomberg News noted, Slim is the world’s second-richest person--second only to Bill Gates--and he "has introduced a campaign to integrate about half a million" DREAMers into the U.S. workforce. According to Bloomberg, "About 1.1 million people in the U.S. are eligible for work authorization" under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but "only about half have been approved." Roberto Tapia-Conyer, CEO of Carlos Slim Foundation, told Bloomberg News that

U.S. Supreme Court Must Rule
On Pro-Life License Plates
Human Events, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 12:50:41 PM     Post Reply
From the Thomas More Society: Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Thomas More Society filed an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to hear a case involving “Choose Life” license plates, in order to resolve disputes among lower courts over how to treat specialty license plates. The brief is brought on behalf of Choose Life America, Choose Life Wisconsin, and Illinois Choose Life, and urges the Justices to hear the case and uphold broad free speech rights for license plates. “Every American should have the opportunity to purchase a ‘Choose Life’ license plate,” said Peter

Police defend use of tear gas,
smoke at protests
Associated Press, by Jim Salter & Jim Suhr    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/14/2014 12:44:01 PM     Post Reply
FERGUSON, Mo.— Police on Thursday defended the use of tear gas and smoke bombs to repel protesters after another night of chaos in a St. Louis suburb following the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman said officers on Wednesday night tossed tear gas to disperse a large crowd of protesters after some threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at officers. More than 10 people were arrested in Ferguson. "In talking to these guys, it is scary," Schellman said of officers on the front lines of the protest. "They hear gunshots going off, and they

Israel Outflanks White House
in Pressing Gaza Strategy
Wall Street Journal, by Adam Entous    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/14/2014 12:38:34 PM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM—White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel´s military campaign in the Gaza Strip were caught off guard last month when they learned that the Israeli military had been quietly securing supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon without their approval. Since then the Obama administration has tightened its control on arms transfers to Israel. But Israeli and U.S. officials say that the adroit bureaucratic maneuvering made it plain how little influence the White House and State Department have with the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu —and that both sides know it. The munitions

  


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Race Riot Romance
FrontPage Magazine, by Matthew Vadum    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 12:35:43 PM     Post Reply
The fatal police shooting of a young black suspect in a Midwestern town last weekend has given the Left yet another opportunity to advance its destructive, racially polarizing agenda. After 18-year-old Michael Brown, a black man was killed by police in Ferguson, a mostly black community in St. Louis County, Mo., the city and region surrounding it have been under siege. Not content to wait for the wheels of the justice system to spin, some view this tragedy as a license to riot. Cries of “no justice, no peace” pierce the air as demonstrators hurl Molotov cocktails at law enforcement officials.

New Jersey Muslim Flying ISIS
Flag Says He is a Patriotic
American
FrontPage Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 12:31:13 PM     Post Reply
The media predictably falls for it. I’m not even going to link to the Jessica Remo piece at NJ.com which is the same “It’s all Islamophobia” spin that we’ve been hearing since September 11. A New Jersey man has raised a flag that is causing concern among his neighbors. The man recently hung what some neighbors called an ISIS flag outside his home in Garwood. When a picture was posted onto Twitter, neighbors on Winslow Place called the police. The flag, which is used by an Islamic extremist group responsible for violence in Iraq, has since been removed from display. Even so,

Dr. John: Rock´s Beloved Wild Card
Wall Street Journal, by Marc Myers    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/14/2014 12:15:20 PM     Post Reply
Relaxing at home between concert tours, Mac Rebennack leaned his two carved walking sticks against the wall and sat down hard on his piano bench. Known more famously as Dr. John, Mr. Rebennack spent the next half hour at his baby grand illustrating the New Orleans stride and boogie-woogie styles that were the backbone of R&B in the 1950s and his own swamp-rock of the 1960s and beyond. "This here´s the butterfly stride that James Booker taught me," said Mr. Rebennack, 73, dressed casually in black slacks, black loafers, a leafy gray-blue tropical shirt and an oversize charcoal newsboy cap.

Mark Levin Slams Obama’s Apathy:
‘World Is On Fire, And This Man
Doesn’t Seem To Give A Damn!’ [Video]
Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 12:12:02 PM     Post Reply
Conservative radio host Mark Levin lamented what he described as President Obama’s profound indifference toward the wars raging overseas, declaring that “the world is on fire, and this man doesn’t seem to give a damn!” Levin spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity about Obama’s lack of engagement with the crisis in the Middle East, where ultra-violent jihadists from the Islamic State continue to terrorize and brutalize millions of people in northern Iraq and Syria. “Our enemies — the terrorists — have never had it so good under this truly pathetic commander-in-chief,” the radio host began, explaining that Obama should be

  


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Congressman: Missouri governor to
take St. Louis police out of Ferguson
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jesse Byrnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 12:06:16 PM     Post Reply
St. Louis County police will no longer be involved in the tense situation in Ferguson, Mo., that has seen days of protesting following the killing of a teenage black male by police, a congressman said Thursday. Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), whose district includes the northern St. Louis suburb, told Bloomberg News that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) will make the announcement Thursday morning. "The governor just called me and he´s on his way to St. Louis now to announce he´s taking St. Louis County police out of the situation," Clay told Bloomberg. He did not specify who would take over. St. Louis

The Independents Bash Keith Ablow:
Michelle Obama Weight Comments
‘Tacky’ and ‘Irresponsible’
Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Fox News psychiatric “expert” and all-purpose pundit Keith Ablow has taken plenty of heat from reasonable adults for his remarks that First Lady Michelle Obama could stand to lose a few pounds, but some of the strongest criticism has come from his own colleagues. As we reported earlier this week, the Dr. Evil of cable news shocked his Outnumbered co-hosts by bashing Obama’s figure during a discussion of her public health initiatives. The remark drew gasps and upset comments from the four females on camera at the time, but he later doubled down, explaining that he hates “hypocrisy” and thinks

Obama to speak on
Ferguson protests, Iraq
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 11:52:34 AM     Post Reply
President Obama will make a statement Thursday at 12:15 p.m. from his vacation home in Martha´s Vineyard, addressing the violence in Ferguson, Mo. and U.S. efforts in Iraqi to push back militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The president was briefed Wednesday night by Attorney General Eric Holder and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett about the clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb. Overnight, more than a dozen people — including reporters for the Huffington Post and Washington Post — were arrested in the fourth consecutive day of mass protests following the shooting death

House Democrats can’t figure out
why Obama won’t talk to them
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mike Lillis    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 11:49:02 AM     Post Reply
House Democrats are frustrated with what they say is a lack of election-year communication from the White House. The lawmakers say it’s difficult to defend President Obama from GOP attacks, when he doesn´t confer with his allies about his strategy and intentions. Some are scratching their heads why, after nearly six years in office and a reshuffling of his legislative affairs team, Obama´s working relationship with Congress remains prickly. “It´s hard for us to fathom; I mean, is it just lack of full staffing and resources? [Is it] professional commitment? Is it a disdain for the legislative branch? I mean,

Report: Washington-Jerusalem
ties reach new low
i24News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/14/2014 11:39:12 AM     Post Reply
Relations between Israel and the US are so bad now that the Obama administration has seen fit to tighten its control over wartime weapons shipments, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday morning. According to the report, citing unnamed senior officials, the White house had requested that the Pentagon put on hold a shipment of ´Hellfire´ missiles Israel had requested and instructed them to "consult with policy makers at the White House and the State Department before approving any additional requests." According to the report, the key moment took place when the administration learned that the US had released tank and

  



It’s Not Easy Being White!
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 8/14/2014 11:26:49 AM     Post Reply
Americans of Middle Eastern and North African descent, sometimes abbreviated as “MENA,” have a problem: they are white. In today’s world, that is a bad thing, as Pew explains: [F]or the census, since the beginning of the last century, the MENA community has been lumped into the “white” category. (snip) What’s more, some argue, being classified as “white” prohibits the MENA community from taking advantage of the benefits that come with minority status—including local, state and federal programs that give a leg up to minority-owned businesses in awarding government contracts. This brings a whole new meaning to “white flight”!

Mother Jones Writer Wonders What
Happened in the ‘90s That Made
Republicans Hate the Earth?
NewsBusters, by Tom Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 11:24:57 AM     Post Reply
Liberals like Chris Mooney of Mother Jones agree that today’s Republican party is “environmental[ly] retrograde,” but often acknowledge it wasn’t like that a few decades ago. For example, as Mooney noted in a Tuesday post, a GOP president, Richard Nixon, established the EPA. Mooney reports, however, that in the early 1990s the party as a whole grew distinctly more hostile towards environmentalism. He touches on several possible explanations, including a backlash against the newly elected vice president, Earth in the Balance author Al Gore, as well as a theory that after the Soviet Union collapsed, environmentalists succeeded Communists as major objects

All smiles! Obama pictured dancing the
night away at Martha´s Vineyard birthday
party after sitting with Hillary Clinton
at dinner following foreign policy row
Daily Mail [UK] & Associated Press, by Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 11:20:28 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama was photographed getting his groove on at a Martha´s Vineyard birthday party last night at a dinner where he sat next to Hillary Clinton following her well-publicized criticism of his foreign policy. Reporters were not allowed into the private dinner celebration at the Farm Neck Golf Club, but White House spokesman Eric Schultz said afterward: ´The Obamas danced nearly every song. A good time was had by all.´ A photo of the president dancing was posted to Instagram by a fellow party goer, however it has now been deleted. The White House said approximately 150 people attended the social

Israeli official confirms US nixed
arms shipment; pols argue
over who’s to blame
Times of Israel, by Marissa Newman    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/14/2014 11:02:24 AM     Post Reply
A senior Israeli official confirmed to Israeli media that the US had suspended a shipment of Hellfire missiles to Israel amid worsening ties over fighting in Gaza. The decision to hold off on the transfer was most likely on grounds of increased diplomatic tension, the official said, corroborating a Wall Street Journal report earlier in the day that claimed the White House and State Department had been angered by a transfer of arms to Israel and had ordered greater oversight into future sales. The report claimed that US-Israeli tensions are at a record high, with US President Barack Obama and

White House spokesman tweets
while Ferguson erupts: ‘A good
time was had by all’
Washington Post, by Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 10:59:13 AM     Post Reply
This post has been updated and corrected. It´s 11 p.m. ET, hours after law enforcement officers appeared on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., in armored vehicles, hours after two reporters (including the Post´s Wesley Lowery) were arrested, and shortly after another night of unrest and tear gas unfolded on the streets of the St. Louis suburb. At 10:17 p.m., deputy White House press secretary Eric Schultz offered word from the administration, currently camped out on Martha´s Vineyard where the president is vacationing. (Snip) Yes, citizens of Ferguson, you may sleep easier tonight knowing that the much-trumpeted party for Vernon Jordan´s wife Ann,

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