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Ferguson: A Fire Alarm in the Night
American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/15/2014 11:21:26 PM     Post Reply
Thomas Jefferson said that the controversy over the admission of Missouri to the union struck him like a fire alarm in the night: Missouri wanted to join as a slave state, and the resulting controversy almost split the country. It is almost 200 years later, and the issue of race still disturbs America’s peace as nothing else can. When police in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday, it set off rioting and protesting that continued well into the next week. Rioters have hurled bottles and molotov cocktails at police and fired on helicopters, and the

Federal inmate dies
after attack at prison
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/15/2014 11:21:11 PM     Post Reply
Pine Knot, KY. — A federal inmate serving a 40-year sentence for child-related sex offenses has died after being attacked at a southern Kentucky prison. Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn says 69-year-old Donald John Post Sr. of League City, Texas, died Wednesday as a result of injuries sustained during an attack inside his cell a day earlier at United States Penitentiary McCreary in Pine Knot. Post pleaded guilty and was sentenced earlier this year in federal court in Texas to charges of sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography. Ginn says after the attack, Post was taken

Climate Science Does Not
Support IPCC Conclusions
American Thinker, by S. Fred Singer    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/15/2014 10:58:53 PM     Post Reply
Since 2008, the Chicago-based, libertarian-leaning Heartland Institute has organized nine ICCCs (International Conferences on Climate Change). Norman Rogers (American Thinker, Aug 9, 2014) has given a general overview of ICCC-9 (at Las Vegas), which attracted an audience of well over 600 and featured speakers from 12 nations. Here I present a more detailed and personalized account of the two main science issues that appear to be of general concern. The first has to do with future temperatures and the second has to do with future sea level rise (SLR). When it comes to global average surface temperature (GAST), the concern

  


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Pregnant woman punched
in Brooklyn knockout game:
´I was worried about the baby´
New York Daily News, by Thomas Tracy, Joseph Matos *    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/15/2014 10:36:11 PM     Post Reply
It’s the most coldhearted case of the knockout game yet. A 33-year-old punk punched a pregnant woman so hard in the face she lost consciousness — but the brigand was quickly arrested blocks away, police said Friday. The 34-year-old victim from Bangladesh — who is a mere two months from her due date — told the Daily News she was horrified for her unborn baby. “I was scared and worried about the baby,” said the victim, who wouldn’t give her name, at her home in Brooklyn. The suspect, Willie Stephens, 33, made the completely unprovoked attack at 3:45 p.m.

US court orders son of Russian MP to
be held on computer hacking charges
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/15/2014 10:34:25 PM     Post Reply
Seattle - A US federal judge has ordered the son of a prominent Russian MP to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his arrest in the Maldives gave new insights into the breadth of his activities. Roman Seleznev, 30, the son of Russian MP Valery Seleznev, appeared in US district court in Seattle, where he was indicted in 2011 on charges that involved hacking into computerised cash registers, stealing hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers and selling the data online for at least $2m. Seleznev faces similar but unrelated charges in Nevada.

Ukraine ‘partly destroys Russian
tanks’ as border tensions rocket
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/15/2014 9:24:30 PM     Post Reply
Ukraine says it destroyed much of a Russian convoy that entered the neighbouring country, but Russia insisted no military vehicles had crossed the border. “The majority of the vehicles were destroyed by the Ukrainian artillery at night,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told British Prime Minister David Cameron over the phone, according to his office. Poroshenko said NATO and journalists from several newspapers confirmed Ukraine’s reports of the Russian incursion overnight on Thursday. The incident would be the first clash between regular troops from both countries and could mark a dangerous escalation in the conflict

Travis County’s Politicized
DA Gets Perry Indicted
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/15/2014 8:14:22 PM     Post Reply
This is ridiculous. AUSTIN (KXAN) – A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry in connection with the investigation into an effort to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign. Perry wanted Lehmberg to resign because she had been busted for drunk driving. It’s not good to have a drunk driver, captured on camera abusing the officers who arrested her, heading up the Public Integrity Unit. At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry’s threat to veto of $7.5 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit

  


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´Freeze-A-Thon´: Author
Says Obama Danced to
Avoid Clintons at Party
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/15/2014 8:10:22 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton has tried to ease the tension following her comments that were critical of President Obama’s foreign policy, even offering to “hug it out” with the president. Ed Klein, author of "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas," joined Brian Kilmeade on Fox and Friends this morning and said there was no "hugging it out" or amends made between the two before they sat next to each other at long-time Clinton supporter Vernon Jordan’s wife’s birthday party in Martha´s Vineyard. Klein said Clinton never had any intention of retracting her criticism of Obama´s "don´t do stupid stuff" foreign policy,

Robbery Tape Humiliates
Media´s ´Gentle Giant´ Narrative
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/15/2014 7:28:39 PM     Post Reply
With the release of tape today by the Ferguson Police Department of a man who appears to be Michael Brown allegedly physically assaulting a much smaller clerk while stealing Swisher Sweet cigars, the media’s narrative has collapsed. The media – and top-level politicians across the political spectrum – portrayed Michael Brown in saintlike fashion. That narrative no longer holds. The report from the police department states: Brown grabbed a box of Swisher Sweet cigars and handed them to Johnson. [REDACTED] witnessed [REDACTED] tell Brown that he had to pay for those cigars first. That is when Brown reached across the

Looking for the attractor
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/15/2014 7:21:31 PM     Post Reply
There’s a crisis in punditry. Disasters have become altogether too predictable. (Snip) Nobody really believes that the leaders of the nation or the West in general can find their way out of the mess they’ve created. Not after all that huffing and puffing about climate change, transgender initiatives, Obamaphones, “getting engaged with your disease” and other varieties of trivial pursuit. The Big Ticket problems they’ve pooh-poohed for so long are here. Food, energy, security and demography. In a short, the world of things. Boo. Your design margin has been canceled. Politicians are running for cover.

Rick Perry indicted
for Lehmberg veto threat
American-Statesman [Austin, TX] *, by Tony Plohetski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/15/2014 6:55:59 PM     Post Reply
A Travis County grand jury today indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two charges related to his effort last year to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest. Grand jurors charged Perry, 63, with abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public official. The indictments stemmed from Perry’s threat last summer to withhold $7.2 million in state money from Lehmberg’s office unless she step down – a threat he later carried out by vetoing an appropriation in the state budget. The money was earmarked for the state’s Public Integrity Unit, which is housed in Lehmberg’s office. Perry’s veto forced

  


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Iowa GOP´s Joni Ernst:
I´ve been sexually harassed in military
USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/15/2014 6:38:36 PM     Post Reply
Iowa Senate hopeful Joni Ernst said she experienced sexual harassment in the military and would support a bill to remove investigations outside of the military’s chain of command. Ernst told Time in an interview published online Friday that she experienced “comments, passes, things like that” during her military service over the last 21 years. The GOP Senate nominee, a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves, recently returned to the campaign trail after two weeks of military training. “These were some of things where I was able to say stop and it simply stopped but there are other circumstances both for

ISIS massacres 80 Yazidis in northern
Iraq town, say Iraqi officials
Fox News, by Greg Palkot    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 5:32:49 PM     Post Reply
Islamic militants killed 80 members of Iraq´s Yazidi minority in a northern village, sources told Fox News on Friday. The Kurdish-speaking ethnic and religious group, which numbers in the hundreds of thousands in Iraq, has been persecuted in the north by Islamic State militants, with at least 500 killed prior to Friday´s news, according to Iraq´s human rights minister. The latest killings came just a day after President Obama said U.S. air strikes and humanitarian aid drops on Sinjar mountain, where thousands of Yazidi have been stranded in an Islamic State siege had been ended. "They arrived in vehicles and they started

Pelosi Subsidies Benefit Husband’s
Investment in Dem Mega-Donor’s Company
Washington Free Beacon, by Lachlan Markay    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:47:45 PM     Post Reply
The top Democrat in the House of Representatives steered more than a billion dollars in subsidies to a light rail project that benefitted a company run by a high-dollar Democratic donor and in which her husband is a major investor. When cloud computing giant Salesforce sold a large plot of land to the Golden State Warriors in April, it had House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to thank for helping to swell real estate prices in the area. Pelosi has worked for more than a decade to steer taxpayer funds to a light rail project in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood,

San Fran Kisses Its 70,000-
Person Toilet Goodbye
Daily Beast, by Jon Rochmis    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:45:26 PM     Post Reply
SAN FRANCISCO — This town has long prided itself as “The City That Knows How.” Loaded with justifiable conceit, that catchy tribute gained popular traction following the manner and style—emphasis on style—in which the city rebuilt itself following the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Then came Candlestick Park. So much for reputation and cute slogans. Candlestick Park, born in 1960 and scheduled to be executed presently, was an unpleasant, uncomfortable, cold, remote, windblown penitentiary located as far from San Francisco as this city’s mythical 49-square-mile limit permitted. The other version: Candlestick Park was where Willie Mays and Joe Montana turned their sports into

  


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Keep Iraq out of ruthless hands
Tampa Tribune, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/15/2014 4:44:14 PM     Post Reply
Less than 48 hours ago, it appeared virtually certain that the United States would have little choice but to intervene militarily in Iraq on a scale that President Obama clearly wanted to avoid. That all changed overnight when American officials reported the thousands of Yazidis, a minority religious sect fleeing persecution by the advancing Islamist extremists rampaging through Iraq, had been safely removed from their vulnerable haven on Mount Sinjar. Yazidi leaders and some emergency relief officials dispute that assessment. In any event, it does appear American airstrikes — and the dropping of relief supplies — paired with ground attacks

Who Lost the Cities?
National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:42:57 PM     Post Reply
The Reverend Jesse Jackson is, to the surprise of all thinking people, right about something: “A spark has exploded,” he said, referring to the protests and violence in Ferguson, Mo. “When you look at what sparked riots in the Sixties, it has always been some combination of poverty, which was the fuel, and then some oppressive police tactic. It was the same in Newark, in Chicago, in Detroit, in Los Angeles. It’s symptomatic of a national crisis of urban abandonment and repression, seen in Chicago.” A question for the Reverend Jackson: Who has been running the show in Newark, in Chicago,

Unexpectedly: ISIS leader flees to
Syria where U.S. insists he will be safe
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:40:10 PM     Post Reply
No one could have seen this coming. In early August, President Barack Obama revealed that he had approved targeted airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq. The strikes were aimed at both halting the Islamic State’s advance on cities like Erbil and Baghdad, where American diplomatic and military assets were stationed, and to relieve the pressure on Iraqi minority groups targeted by ISIS for extermination or displacement. Some military analysts noted, however, that the president will be unable to achieve the objective of eliminating the ISIS threat, rather than simply disrupting the group’s operational tempo, unless he expanded the theater of operations

Ferguson’s Imaginary Gun Problem
The Federalist, by David Harsanyi    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:37:35 PM     Post Reply
(Tweet from David Frum) Can you imagine what Ferguson would look like if all these demonstrators were armed? It’s a question that’s popped up in my Twitter feed in various forms over the past few days. And as my colleague Mollie Hemingway has already done a fine job of pointing out, many in the media revealed they have only a muddled understanding of gun rights. But let’s go with David Frum’s hypothetical proposition, because it brings to mind a few broader points. Yes, if all protestors had loaded firearms in their hands, the situation would almost certainly have degenerated into

HHS HealthCare.gov Official:
“Delete this email”
SharylAttkisson.com, by Sharyl Attkisson    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/15/2014 4:35:19 PM     Post Reply
An email obtained by Congress shows the top official for Healthcare.gov at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Department of Health and Human Services, Marilyn Tavenner, instructed the agency’s top spokesman to “Please delete this email.”The instruction appears significant for several reasons: First, the email to be deleted included an exchange between key White House officials and CMS officials. Second, the email was dated October 5, 2013, five days into the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov. Third, federal law requires federal officials to retain copies of –not delete– email exchanges. And fourth, the document to be deleted is

  



Sen Kay Hagan Vowed to Oppose Amnesty
in 2008 then Voted for "Gang of Eight"
Bill Anyway
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/15/2014 4:10:32 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Kay Hagan´s (D-NC) position on immigration seems to correlate with how close she is to facing voters at the ballot box. “I oppose amnesty,” Hagan said during a June 21, 2008 debate against then-incumbent Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC): We have got to secure the border. This too is one of the biggest domestic issues facing our country today, and we’re very late to the plate to do something about it. We’ve got to have more border security patrol officers. We’ve got to do what’s necessary to secure it, whether it’s a fence in certain places, whether it’s technology, whether we use

Cyclist-in-Chief: President goes on
family bike ride during Martha’s
Vineyard vacation with Michelle
and Malia
Daily Mail [UK], by Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/15/2014 4:08:36 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama and his family enjoyed a leisurely bike ride on Friday while vacationing on the island of Martha´s Vineyard. The president, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia were seen cycling together down the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest bike path outside West Tisbury, Massachusetts, this afternoon. It was not immediately clear where Sasha Obama, the younger Obama daughter, was during the family outing. Sasha did not accompany her family to Martha´s Vineyard when they left Washington, D.C. last Saturday. The White House has said she´ll be joining her family for part of their two-week summer vacation,

EU Offers to Take Charge
of Gaza Border Crossings
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Elad Benari    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/15/2014 3:51:48 PM     Post Reply
The European Union (EU) on Friday offered to take charge of Gaza´s border crossings and work to prevent illegal arms flows, according to The Associated Press (AP). The EU is prepared "to play a strong role" in managing the crossings while assuring that Israel´s security is guaranteed, said the 28-nation bloc´s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton. The EU offered to reactivate and extend its monitoring of the Rafiah crossing with Egypt and other border posts, provided there will be a UN Security Council mandate for the mission and a sustainable cease-fire in place, according to AP.

Harry Reid breaks the bank to
save Democrats’ Senate majority
Washington Times, by David Sherfinski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/15/2014 3:13:49 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority PAC, far and away the biggest-spending super political action committee of the election cycle — at nearly $25 million — has begun pouring millions of dollars into Michigan, Iowa and Colorado, signaling just how quickly Democrats have shifted to defense heading into November’s elections. The super PAC, which has deep ties to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is increasingly limiting its offensive efforts and is instead trying to create a firewall in Colorado, Michigan and even New Hampshire, hoping to halt a potential GOP wave that would net Republicans the six seats needed to capture the the chamber and remove

German security recorded
Clinton conversation: media
Reuters, by Alexandra Hudson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/15/2014 3:04:21 PM     Post Reply
Berlin - German security agents recorded a conversation involving Hillary Clinton while she was U.S. Secretary of State, media reported on Friday, a potential embarrassment for Berlin which has lambasted Washington for its widespread surveillance. Clinton´s words were intercepted while she was on a U.S. government plane, Germany´s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and German regional public broadcasters NDR and WDR said, without giving details of where she was or when the recording was made. The respected broadsheet quoted German government sources saying the conversation had been picked up "by accident"

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