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Kim Jong Un Looks At Things - Redux
International Business Times, by Richard Cosgrove    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/17/2014 4:28:12 PM     Post Reply
The North Korean government is extremely busy – what with continually rattling sabres, battling extended famines, holding off imminent social collapse, and trying to convince everyone that North Korea is destined to rule the planet. Yet its youthful ´supreme leader´ Kim Jong Un still finds time for his favourite pastime: looking at random things

Mexican billionaire offers advice for Latinos
Associated Press, by Juan A. Lozano    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/17/2014 4:12:51 PM     Post Reply
HOUSTON— Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim tells religious and community leaders that increasing workers´ earning power and offering Latino-owned companies easier access to funding that can be used for growth and expansion can help improve the social and economic status of Latinos in the U.S. and throughout Latin America. During a speech Sunday in Houston at the annual conference of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders, Slim spoke for more than an hour on how to better the plight of Latino workers and Latino-owned businesses. Slim, a telecom magnate who this year was ranked by Forbes magazine as the

Paying people to vote proposed in Los Angeles
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/17/2014 3:57:40 PM     Post Reply
Buying votes is illegal, yet the misnamed Los Angeles Ethics Commission is proposing to pay people to vote, in the form of lottery prizes. David Zahniser of the Los Angeles Times reports: Alarmed that fewer than one-fourth of voters are showing up for municipal elections, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the City Council look at using cash prizes to lure a greater number of people to the polls. On a 3-0 vote, the panel said it wanted City Council President Herb Wesson´s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee to seriously consider the use of financial

  


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New Hampshire issues state of
emergency over synthetic marijuana
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/17/2014 3:43:10 PM     Post Reply
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has issued a state of emergency in response to 44 reported overdoses linked to “Smacked,” a product similar to marijuana that is legal to sell in the state as potpourri. At least 44 people have overdosed on the substance in the last week, and 20 of them have been hospitalized. There have been no reported deaths. “These products pose a serious threat to public health, especially to young people, and it is our responsibility to do whatever we can to combat the recent rash of overdoses,” the governor said in a statement Thursday. Generally referred to as “spice,” synthetic cannabinoids are chemically engineered

29 Shot in Spate of
Weekend Chicago Violence
NBC News [Chicago], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/17/2014 3:24:11 PM     Post Reply
Five people have been killed and at least 24 others wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago. Police said a 16-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 1:15 a.m. Sunday in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Police were responding to a report of a person shot in the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue and found the teen on the sidewalk. He was transported in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead. Two people were killed in a shooting that wounded at least one other person in the Logan Square neighborhood just before midnight. Police said three people were driving

Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian
hostages from Boko Haram
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/17/2014 3:14:02 PM     Post Reply
Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerians kidnapped Monday by Boko Haram militants, CNN sources in Nigeria said Saturday. Boko Haram kidnapped at least 97 young men and boys and several women last week in a raid on the fishing village of Doron Baga and surrounding villages in Borno State, CNN reported. The Islamist militants killed 28 residents and torched scores of homes in their path, according to residents. The gunmen transported the hostages into neighboring Chad, where they were intercepted by security officials, a Nigerian security source told CNN. “The convoy being led by six Boko Haram gunmen was stopped

Saudi woman who called
morality police liars receives lashes
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/17/2014 3:04:16 PM     Post Reply
Riyadh - A Saudi Arabian judge has upheld a sentence of a month in prison and 50 lashes for a businesswoman convicted of insulting members of the morality police during an argument, the local al-Medina newspaper reported on Sunday. Incidents of heavy-handed behavior by the morality police have come under growing criticism on social media from inside the kingdom in recent years, straining relations between Saudi citizens and the official body. The appeals court in Mecca upheld the sentence, passed by a district court in Jeddah, after the woman was found guilty of "cursing the morality police" and calling them "liars",

  


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Perry defends against indictment,
ramps up counterattack
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/17/2014 2:52:31 PM     Post Reply
Texas Gov. Rick Perry stood behind his decision Sunday to veto giving money to a state agency run by a prosecutor with legal problems, despite an indictment saying he abused his official powers, and ramped up his criticism of the official. Perry told “Fox News Sunday” that he would make the same decision again, as he has said repeatedly. And he urged Americans to look at a video of the prosecutor, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, being arrested and jailed for driving while intoxicated. “The highest-ranking prosecutor in Travis County was stopped for driving while drunk almost three times over the

Image overload: Help us
sort it all out, NASA requests
CNN, by Eliott C. McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/17/2014 2:50:15 PM     Post Reply
NASA is asking for your help. No, you do not get to go to space. You do, however, get to view hundreds of thousands of images taken from space. Via The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, NASA is making available images ranging from the Mercury missions of the 1960s to photos recently snapped from the International Space Station. The hope, NASA says, is that the images "could help save energy, contribute to better human health and safety and improve our understanding of atmospheric chemistry. But scientists need your help to make that happen." The catalog contains more than 1.8 million photos, about 1.3 million of

Kurdish forces ´retake Mosul
dam´ from IS militants
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/17/2014 2:36:17 PM     Post Reply
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have taken control of Iraq´s largest dam after its capture by Islamic State (IS) militants, Kurdish officials say. Kurdish ground forces supported by US air strikes launched the operation to take Mosul dam on Sunday morning. Kurdish sources said they were still trying to clear mines and booby traps from the area round the dam, a process which could take several hours. The strategically important dam was seized by IS militants on 7 August. It supplies water and electricity to northern Iraq and there had been fears the IS militants could use it to flood

Ebola clinic looted by
Liberian slum residents
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/17/2014 2:34:09 PM     Post Reply
Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital´s largest slum after residents raided a quarantine centre for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses. The violence in the West Point slum occurred late Saturday and was led by residents angry that patients were brought to the holding centre from other parts of Monrovia, Tolbert Nyenswah, assistant health minister, said Sunday.Up to 30 patients were staying at the centre and many of them fled at the time of the raid, said Nyenswah. Once they are located they will be transferred to the Ebola centre at Monrovia´s largest

  


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Twitter suspends Islamic State accounts
Telegraph [UK], by Rosa Prince    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/17/2014 2:24:44 PM     Post Reply
New York - Dozens of Twitter accounts linked to Islamic State (IS) jihadists have been closed down by the site’s administrators in the last week after they were used to threaten the United States and post a string of grisly images. Members of the terror organisation apparently attempted to reactivate the blocked accounts but Twitter’s staff have repeatedly closed them down again. The accounts had been used to boast of victories in Iraq and Syria and threaten US forces. In one particularly graphic tweet, an Australian jihadi published a photograph of his seven-year-old son holding up a severed head. IS used other accounts to terrify Twitter users

WANTED – Ferguson Shooting Cohort,
and Robbery Accomplice, Dorian Johnson,
Has Outstanding Arrest Warrant For
Previous Theft…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/17/2014 2:15:58 PM     Post Reply
Which leads to the natural question: “why wasn’t he arrested” ?MISSOURI - Dorian Johnson, the friend of Michael Brown who claims he witnessed the police shooting death of the 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, has an outstanding arrest warrant for theft, according to authorities. Barbara (censored for bad word filter), court clerk for the Municipal Court of Jefferson City, confirmed to WND there is a warrant for Johnson’s arrest for a 2011 incident. Johnson was arrested June 24, 2011, and a trial was set for July 31, 2013, but he did not appear in court, authorities said.

New Black Panthers Take Over Ferguson
March – Death Chants For Officer Darren
Wilson – Law Enforcement Do NOTHING !!
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/17/2014 1:46:08 PM     Post Reply
Looks like Darren Wilson is getting the full Zimmerman treatment. This completes the circle of similarity as we predicted. In the video below you see Black Panter Leader Malik Shabazz leading the protest crowd in their chant: What do we want? Darren Wilson How Do We Want Him ? DEAD Here it becomes important to recognize what’s going on. Remember, this community asked for -and received- the DOJ intervening. Right now the Civil Rights Division is within the group doing the chant. Yes, that’s correct, the DOJ group known as the Community Relations Service are the actual marchers you are listening to

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

  


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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:

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

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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