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McDonald’s franchisee says it
must highlight healthier food
Tampa Tribune, by Richard Mullins    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/17/2014 1:37:14 PM     Post Reply
McDonald’s has a problem. For the first time in 10 years, the company generated less revenue in a month than it did a year before, and it’s not a blip. The world’s biggest burger chain has been posting lagging results for some time, particularly in the United States. Blake Casper says he has a very good idea why. “Companies like Chipotle are doing a great job talking to people about healthy food, and they’re changing the dynamic of how people eat,” said Casper, who owns Tampa Bay’s largest McDonald’s franchise group with his sister Allison Casper Adams. “We embrace that

Qatar to donate $1,000 to each
Palestinian family whose home
was destroyed in Gaza
Jerusalem Post, by Khaled Abu Toameh    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/17/2014 1:22:04 PM     Post Reply
Qatar announced on Saturday that it has decided to donate $1,000 to each Palestinian family whose house was destroyed during Operation Protective Edge. Sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Sunday that the number of houses that were completely destroyed during the war is 797. Palestinian Deputy Social Affairs Minister Omar al-Dari told Safa News Agency that the ministry would distribute the money coming from the Qatari Committee to Rebuild the Gaza Strip this week. He said that the $1,000 would go to families whose houses were completely destroyed during the war. “The government committee in Gaza will supervise the distribution

This Is Who Texas Democrats Are Defending
Power Line, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: Mike PHX- 8/17/2014 1:15:08 PM     Post Reply
Scott lays out below the farce of the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry, but let’s not move on before taking in the proximate cause of political dispute, the conduct of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who ironically runs the “public integrity section” of the DA’s office while obviously having no public integrity whatsoever. If you have 15 minutes of leisure and a strong threshold against disgust, take in these two videos of Ms. Lehmberg in action, first in her DUI stop (where her blood-alcohol level was .23), and then, even better, her appalling jailhouse behavior:

  


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Hotel chain in Britain removes
Bibles from rooms
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/17/2014 1:00:57 PM     Post Reply
The decision by one of Britain’s largest hotel chains to remove Bibles from its rooms has sparked complaints from Christians. Travelodge, which operates 500 hotels, says the Bibles were removed for “diversity reasons,” citing the country’s increasing multicultural influences, the Daily Mail reported. The chain reportedly said that despite the recent uproar, the decision to remove the Bibles was made in 2007. The company said in a statement that the move was designed so as “not to discriminate against any religion.” Now the Bibles, supplied by the Gideon Society, are available at the reception desks for guests to borrow.

Greens are the enemies of energy
Canada Free Press, by Alan Caruba    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/17/2014 12:34:48 PM     Post Reply
Here in America and elsewhere around the world, Greens continue to war against any energy other than the useless “renewable” kind, wind and solar, that is more costly and next to useless. Only coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear keeps the modern and developing world functioning and growing. The most publicized aspect is Obama’s “War on Coal” and, thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency, it has been successful; responsible for shutting down several hundred coal-fired plants by issuing costly regulations based on the utterly false claim that carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced to save the Earth from “global warming.”

Holder Orders Federal Autopsy on Brown
Daily Beast, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/17/2014 12:09:34 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered a federal autopsy on the body of Michael Brown. Department of Justice spokesman Brian Fallon said it will be performed at the request of Brown´s family in addition to the one conducted by the state. Fallon also said that the Department of Justice will still take into account the state-performed autopsy during its civil rights investigation of Brown´s murder. Last week, Holder announced the federal probe following protests and outrage over the murder of the unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Since the murder, the town has erupted into multiple police clashes. Despite a

Rules of the game, Hillary style
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/17/2014 12:06:19 PM     Post Reply
The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Laura Myers managed to get a look at the highly confidential contract that Ms. Hillary requires for her overpriced speaking engagements secured through the offices of the Harry Walker Agency. Myers reports: "[Hillary Clinton] will get $225,000 to speak at the annual dinner [of the UNLV Foundation]. The size of Hillary Clinton’s fee has come under fire from critics who question the large expense in an era when students are hard-pressed to cover tuition and leave school saddled with massive debt. But Clinton’s $225,000 is something of a cut-rate. Documents obtained by the newspaper show that

  


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Arab Rock-Throwers Ambush Visiting
NYC Congress Hopeful Di Iorio
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Gil Ronen    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/17/2014 12:04:55 PM     Post Reply
Nick Di Iorio, 28, Republican candidate for the 12th Congressional District in New York, experienced personally the precarious security situation in Israel on his visit to the Holy Land last week. A car driving Di Iorio from a visit to Sderot toward Jerusalem came under attack by a group of Arab boys “who hurled rocks at us and laughed,” Di Iorio recalled. Also in the car with Di Iorio was New York based philanthropist Ken Abramowitz, Chairman of American Friends of Likud, who accompanied him on his visit to Israel. No one was hurt in the attack, which took place not far

Citing Ferguson strife, minority police
group renews diversity call
Boston Herald, by Antonio Planas, Jordan Graham    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/17/2014 12:00:03 PM     Post Reply
The head of a Bay State minority police officers’ group said yesterday it’s time for Boston cops to diversify their “front-line” supervisors to create more trust in Hub neighborhoods — pointing to the St. Louis suburb roiled by the shooting of a black teenager where tensions eased after a black state trooper from the town was put in charge. “As you can see what happened in Ferguson (Mo.) when they put a (black) captain in there who was a little bit more familiar with the community — it had an impact,” said Larry Ellison, president of the Massachusetts Association of

The UN’s crimes against humanity
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Nadav Mansdorf    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/17/2014 11:54:26 AM     Post Reply
True to its usual ritual of condemning Israel and establishing an international commission of inquiry against it, the UN Council for Human Rights is directly responsible for the systematic killing of scores of Palestinians in Gaza. The bitter Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on for over 60 years and is rife with blood and emotion. Traditionally, the world, including Israel, has thought of the conflict as about territory, as a clash between cultures or a historical struggle. [Snip] This war might just be the historical turning point because it has placed the Israelis and the Palestinians on the same side

NYTimes Reporter: Obama ‘Greatest
Enemy To Press Freedom In A Generation’
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/17/2014 11:53:42 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is no friend of press freedom, says a New York Times reporter who may be sent to jail for refusing to reveal a source. “A lot of people still think this is some kind of game or signal or spin,” reporter James Risen told his own paper in a profile about his plight published Saturday. “They don’t want to believe that Obama wants to crack down on the press and whistle-blowers. But he does. He’s the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation.” Risen’s troubles stem from the 2006 publication of his book “State of War,” which included classified information about a failed CIA plot against Iran’s nuclear program.

  


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´Homophobic´ Sultan of Brunei
is the top bidder to buy the Plaza
and Grosvenor House hotels...
angering activists over his
anti-gay policies
Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/17/2014 11:44:21 AM     Post Reply
The controversial Sultan of Brunei is the leading bidder to buy New York´s Plaza Hotel and London´s Grosvenor House, angering gay rights activists who say he is a homophobe whose policies call for the stoning death of homosexuals. The $2.2 billion sale, which is still being negotiated, would also include downtown Manhattan´s Dream Hotel. Selling the luxury hotels is Indian tycoon Subrata Roy, who remains jailed in India and is hoping to use the proceeds from the deal to cover his $1.6 billion bond, the Times of London reported. If the sale is finalized, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah would join two

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott getting big
support from oil and gas industry
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Schuyler Kropf    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/17/2014 11:43:51 AM     Post Reply
Big oil and gas is starting to really like U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. The junior Republican from South Carolina is listed as the No. 4 recipient in campaign donations this election season that businesses tied to the oil and gas industry gave to the members of Congress´ upper chamber. Scott, a senator for less than two years, has collected $226,401 for the 2014 election cycle from groups with oil and gas ties, according to an analysis by the government watchdog OpenSecrets.org/Center for Responsive Politics. [Snip] For comparison, senior Republican S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham is ranked 19th on the group´s listing, with $65,750

The Problem With The Right Part 2
Townhall, by Derek Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/17/2014 11:38:16 AM     Post Reply
On Thursday, I started a column about the problems of the political right, but there are too many to cover in one column, so here we are again. Again, this qualifier: I recognize there are major differences between the various factions of the political right – social conservatives, fiscal conservatives, national security conservatives, Tea Partiers, etc. – and all bleed into each other to varying degrees. Each has its problems and strengths. But for purposes of brevity I will just refer to them all nebulously as “Republicans.” It may irritate some, but tough. This is about politics, not pandering. Now

Shootings leave 3 dead, 16 wounded
Chicago Tribune, by Peter Nickeas    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/17/2014 11:33:10 AM     Post Reply
Three people were killed and sixteen others injured in shootings across the city between late Saturday morning and early Sunday morning, police said. The most recent shooting left a man wounded in the 2900 block of North Kimball Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood. The shooting happened about 4:35 a.m. The man was shot in the foot and isn´t cooperating with investigators. Police said he´s in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Three men and a 15-year-old boy wounded in the South Chicago neighborhood about 2 a.m. in at least the third attack at a single home on

  


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Call Obama’s mysterious mid-holiday
return to D.C. ‘Skulk Sunday’
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 8/17/2014 11:07:17 AM     Post Reply
Sometime today the 53-year-old playboy president of the United States will be heading back to D.C. for a mission which the mainstream media describes as “mysterious”. No one seem to know why he’s temporarily back in town for two days mid-holiday, and Barack Hussein Obama isn’t saying. In the face of the open fact that transparency is a broken Obama administration promise, today should go down as ‘Skulk Sunday’. Even as surrealistic as the BHO administration is, why should any president be making a return in stealth to Washington in the middle of another one of his too many lavish holidays?

Fighting to keep the oil boom
out of North Dakota park
Star-Tribune [Minneapolis, MN], by Pam Louwagie    Original Article
Posted By: voxpopuli- 8/17/2014 10:26:58 AM     Post Reply
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND - From the vista where Valerie Naylor stands, the scenery is undeniably spectacular: Sculpted hills with layers of beige sandstone and ribbons of gray coal, pockets of cottonwood trees and junipers rustling, the serpentine Little Missouri River shimmering below. Most visitors who come to the Oxbow Overlook feel its serenity. But Naylor, the park’s superintendent, worries. “So much of what you’re looking at is outside the park, and it’s so vulnerable,” she said. How will she protect it all? As North Dakota’s historic Bakken oil boom mushrooms around this little-known national park, Naylor, 56, is on a

Tesco store trashed by Gaza protesters
Telegraph [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/17/2014 10:02:06 AM     Post Reply
Police officers were attacked and stock was thrown around during a protest against the Gaza conflict at a Tesco store on Saturday. Demonstrators, who want the supermarket to stop selling Israeli food, entered Tesco in Hodge Hill, Birmingham, threw produce to the floor and shouted at staff and shoppers. Pictures show a large number of police officers at the scene and stock strewn across the floor of the store. (Snip) "Then a group of Asian men holding Palestinian flags came walking in and starting to push products over and getting aggressive with staff and shoppers. "Police officers tried to stop

Where’s the Justice at Justice?
New York Times, by Maureen Dowd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/17/2014 9:52:15 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — JIM RISEN is gruff. The tall slab of a reporter looks like someone who could have played an Irish Marine sergeant in an old World War II movie. “Editors think I’m a curmudgeon,” the 59-year-old admits, laughing. Eric Lichtblau, the reporter who sits next to Risen in The Times’s Washington bureau and who won a Pulitzer with him for their remarkable stories about the Bush administration’s illegal warrantless wiretapping, says Risen revels in his prickly, old-school style, acting contrary on everything from newfangled computers to the Bush crew’s fictions about Saddam and W.M.D. to cautious editors.

Confident Perry: “I intend to fight,
& I intend to win”
Breitbart Texas, by Sarah Rumpf    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/17/2014 9:42:50 AM     Post Reply
AUSTIN, Texas — In a brief press conference at the Capitol this afternoon, Texas Governor Rick Perry responded to the indictment issued against him by a Travis County grand jury Friday. The governor was confident and optimistic, but also revealed irritation and frustration at what he characterized as politically motivated attacks on him and his office. Perry delivered a prepared statement and then answered a few questions from the press. As previously reported by Breitbart Texas, the indictment alleges that Perry abused his power as governor when he threatened to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit, an anti-corruption division

  



In heated war of words,
my money is on Mark Steyn
Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele    Original Article
Posted By: davesenior- 8/17/2014 9:42:01 AM     Post Reply
Conservative readers question me on a regular basis about why the Daily Inter Lake publishes the somewhat confrontational column by liberal Gene Lyons every week. The straightforward answer is because liberals exist and therefore they need a column to read. Far be it from me to shut down the free exchange of ideas.(SNIP)What brings me out of the closet as a Lyons reader, however, is last Thursday’s column in which he bravely but foolishly defended the bedraggled climate scientist Michael Mann from the ripostes of Mark Steyn, perhaps the most capably armed social critic since Edmund Wilson.According to Lyons, Steyn

If we don’t attack Isis, they will attack us
Telegraph [UK], by Sean Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/17/2014 9:34:10 AM     Post Reply
So that’s all right then. We can all relax, and go back to playing boules. The Yazidi are apparently off the mountain, there’s a nice new Iraqi prime minister in office, Isis have been stalled outside Irbil, and Hitler has agreed to watch the fifth Test match with an eye to mastering the rules of LBW. Except, it’s not all right, is it. [Snip] They are sucking in power, they possess a third of Syria and a third of Iraq, they are attracting hormonal, spotty, sex-deprived Islamist yoofs with an eye for a blonde Yazidi concubine from right across the world, they have tanks, missiles, $2 billion, an income of $3 million a day,

Report: Armed men attack Liberia
Ebola clinic, freeing patients
CBS News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/17/2014 9:31:05 AM     Post Reply
MONROVIA, Liberia - Armed men attacked an Ebola clinic in Monrovia, local witnesses told Agence France Presse. As many as 29 potentially Ebola-infected patients fled, the news agency reported. "They broke down the doors and looted the place. The patients all fled," said Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the attack and whose report was confirmed by residents and the head of Health Workers Association of Liberian, George Williams. The attack comes just one day after a report of a crowd of several hundred local residents, chanting, ´No Ebola in West Point,´ drove away a burial team and their police escort that had

Street Battle Against Cops Again in
Ferguson Despite Midnight Curfew
Daily Beast, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/17/2014 9:22:42 AM     Post Reply
Ferguson, Mo. - A small group of protesters, with outside agitators among them, defied a curfew here Saturday night, clashing with police a week after the shooting death of the unarmed Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer. Seven people were arrested and one person was shot and critically wounded by an unknown gunman. Members of the Revolution Club of Chicago helped to gin up support for resistance to the curfew, imposed by Gov. Jay Nixon earlier in the day and set to begin at midnight. Shortly after 12 a.m. members of the group and residents advanced toward police, who for the first time since the

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