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Valerie Jarrett: President
Obama Viewing Ferguson Unrest
From ´Perspective Of A Parent´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 11:44:30 AM     Post Reply
While vacationing at Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama, Eric Holder, and Valerie Jarrett have been monitoring the continuing uproar in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of Michael Brown at the hands of local police. But as Obama returned to the White House on Sunday, Jarrett assured members of the media that he will stay personally engaged with the situation. “He looks at this - I spoke with him this morning - his concern was clearly thinking about it as a perspective of a parent, and you want to know when you send your kids to school, when you leave your

Who Stood Against Perry?
Breitbart Texas, by Michael Quinn Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 11:31:26 AM     Post Reply
AUSTIN, Texas -- In light of the malicious prosecution of Governor Rick Perry, Republican lawmakers are rushing to jump on the bandwagon opposing the Democrats politically motivated action. But several House Republicans loyal to liberal House Speaker, Joe Straus, bear responsibility for setting the stage leading to the indictments. In fact, 18 Republicans joined with the chamber´s Democrats in stopping Gov. Perry´s 2013 initiative to move the Public Integrity Unit out from under convicted drunk driver Rosemary Lehmberg, Travis county´s Democrat district attorney. According to the House Journal for Monday, May 20, 2013, liberal State Rep. Charlie Geren, a Fort Worth Republican

Horrifying bird slaughter
at solar power plant
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/18/2014 11:28:34 AM     Post Reply
A solar power plant partly owned by Google is incinerating one flying bird every 2 minutes, igniting the poor creatures as they fly past the concentrated beams of light from focused mirror arrays. The phony scare over CO2 purportedly causing global warming has motivated investment in this lethal scheme that is damaging the ecosystem around the Bright Source Energy plant at Ivanpah, on the California- Nevada border. Ellen Knickmeyer and John Locher of AP report: Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant´s concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the

  


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Catholic Archbishop of Mosul:
‘Islam Does Not Say That
All Men Are Equal’
Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 8/18/2014 11:27:11 AM     Post Reply
Amel Shimoun Nona, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, who is now living in exile, warned that his diocese is now run by radical Muslims and that “liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here,” adding that “Islam does not say that all men are equal,” and if Westerners “do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed into your home.” The Chaldean Catholic Church is an Eastern Rite church, under the authority of Pope Francis.

No One Cares about Julian
Assange Anymore – Good.
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/18/2014 11:26:04 AM     Post Reply
Maybe it was Wikileaks, the evil blond rat in South Park, that did it--but suddenly no one seems to care about the fate of Julian Assange. [Snip] Now though, no one seems to have been even slightly moved by Assange´s revelations over the weekend that two years stranded under effective house arrest in the Ecuadorian embassy in London has given him a heart condition and caused his skin to go even more vampire-pale. (Personally, I was more concerned about the fact that the Ecuadorians seem neither to have a sun roof nor a garden.) Nor is there much interest in

Calif. protesters block Israel-
owned ship at Port of Oakland
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/18/2014 11:25:48 AM     Post Reply
Pro-Palestinian activists for the second day blocked an Israeli-owned ship from docking at the Port of Oakland in a protest against Israel’s military action in Gaza. Dockworkers at the Port of Oakland honored a picket line for the second day in a row Sunday as San Francisco Bay Area protesters gathered to stop a Zim Integrated Shipping Services vessel from docking and unloading, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Zim Integrated Shipping Ltd. is 32-percent owned by Israel Corporation — Israel’s largest holding company. The ship rerouted Saturday afternoon and spent a day off the coast of California before docking at the port Sunday

Brown family attorneys: Autopsy
showed Michael Brown was trying to
surrender when he was killed
Washington Post, by Mark Berman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/18/2014 11:25:05 AM     Post Reply
An autopsy of Michael Brown showed that one of the gunshots that struck the teenager in the head went from “back to front,” indicating that he was surrendering at the time of his death, attorneys for Brown’s family said Monday. In addition, the results of this autopsy show that Brown was struck by six bullets, said Michael Baden, a medical examiner who carried out the autopsy requested by the family. The autopsy conducted by Baden — who reviewed the autopsies of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. — is one of three autopsies that will be carried

  


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Cell phone footage of a violent attack
against a Philadelphia park ranger by
a skateboarder ´because he was told
he couldn´t ride in the park´
Daily Mail [UK], by Alexandra Klausner    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 11:17:31 AM     Post Reply
A witness was able to videotape a violent attack against a park ranger by a skateboarder in a Philadelphia park on Friday. Police are investigating the violent encounter that occurred in LOVE Park at around 5 p.m. Mariano Verrico of Essex Fells, New Jersey managed to capture the horrific event ´over a no skateboard rule´ on film. ´He got kicked in the head repeatedly and spit on,´ Verrico told NBC. ´When he was down towards the end..., the one kid who did everything leaned down and spit on him. It was really disgraceful.´ Mariano was visiting Philadelphia for the day with his

White House “Did Not Know” National
Guard Was Being Deployed In Ferguson
BuzzFeed News, by Evan McMorris-Santoro    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 8/18/2014 11:11:20 AM     Post Reply
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called the National Guard to Ferguson late Sunday without letting the White House know first. “Folks didn’t know,” an administration official told BuzzFeed Monday. “The White House did not know they were sending it in.” Nixon gave “no heads up,” the official said. President Obama is back at the White House today on a pre-scheduled break from his August vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. He’s scheduled to be briefed by Attorney General Eric Holder on the situation in Ferguson early this afternoon. Holder and the administration have been critical of the militarized response to protests in Ferguson.

Ayatollah: Ferguson Highlights
U.S. Human Rights Problem
Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 11:02:36 AM     Post Reply
Iran´s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whose regime regularly features near the top of human right advocates’ list of the world’s worst violators, spent a busy weekend condemning the United States over the tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. In a Facebook entry and at least a dozen Twitter messages, Khamenei shared his views on the situation, accusing the U.S. of claiming to support human rights even as “people are deprived of a sense of security only because they have dark skins.” “This is not about the past. It is not about 50 or 100 years ago that they would claim they

Community Health Systems says
personal data stolen in cyber attack
Reuters, by Caroline Humer & Shailesh Kuber*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 10:49:45 AM     Post Reply
U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc said on Monday personal data, including patient names and addresses, of about 4.5 million people were stolen by hackers from its computer network, likely in April and June. The company said the data, considered protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, included patient names, addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers and Social Security numbers. It did not include patient credit card or medical information, Community Health Systems said in a regulatory filing. It said the security breach had affected about 4.5 million people who were referred for or received services from doctors affiliated with

  


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3-judge panel system could
shake up NC courts
News & Observer, by Craig Jarvis    Original Article
Posted By: rabidrepublican- 8/18/2014 10:49:30 AM     Post Reply
After passing laws imposing new conditions on abortions and elections, taking away teacher tenure and providing vouchers for private school tuition, Republican state legislators have seen those policies stymied in state and federal courtrooms. So they have passed another law, this one making those kinds of lawsuits less likely to succeed when filed in state court. Beginning in September, all constitutional challenges to laws will be heard by three-judge trial court panels appointed by the chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

Julian Assange Says He
Will Leave Embassy ‘Soon’
New York Times, by Steven Erlanger    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/18/2014 10:42:22 AM     Post Reply
LONDON — Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks who was given asylum in the Ecuadorean Embassy here two years ago, said on Monday that he “will be leaving the embassy soon,” but he provided no specifics. In a long and wandering news conference at which he was accompanied by the Ecuadorean foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño, Mr. Assange summarized his case, arguing that he had helped bring about needed change in the British extradition system and saying that his health was suffering after two years at the embassy. Mr. Assange faces extradition to Sweden, which is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct, and

NAACP: DOJ Involvement in Ferguson
Case Is ´Incredibly Encouraging´
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 10:36:45 AM     Post Reply
Cornell William Brooks, the new president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, says it´s "incredibly encouraging" that the Justice Department will conduct its own autopsy on the body of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. "I think it´s incredibly encouraging," Brooks told NBC´s "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer. "At this point in our nation´s racial history, and particularly in Ferguson, Missouri, we have people on the ground who want to know that there are people in the White House who are listening

19 percent of voters say most members of
Congress deserve re-election, poll shows
Washington Times, by David Sherfinski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/18/2014 10:34:03 AM     Post Reply
Fewer than one in five registered voters say most members of Congress deserve re-election this year, a number on track to be the all-time lowest since Gallup started asking the question in 1992. The 19 percent of American voters who think most members deserve re-election is lower than the 38 percent figure in 1994 and 33 percent figure in 2010 — two midterm elections that saw huge shakeups in Congress but, as Gallup points out, two years where Democrats had controlled both the U.S. House and the Senate. About half of voters say their own representative deserves re-election, although a recent Gallup survey put the overall

  


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´Must we have a dead white kid?´
asks Erick Erickson
American Thinker, by John T. Bennett    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/18/2014 10:29:46 AM     Post Reply
Conservative talk show host Erick Erickson asks of the turmoil in Ferguson, "Must we have a dead white kid?" Well so what if we did have a dead white kid? Would people think differently about the police conduct in Ferguson? Erickson’s assumption is that non-blacks would be more upset about the shooting if the person shot were white. But, instead of responding with greater empathy to white kids shot by police, people might actually say something like the following: Good riddance. Glad they are dead. THUGS GET SLUGS! Well, they got a lead sandwich. I hope they enjoyed the free meal. The gene pool just

Amnesty International Takes
“Unprecedented” U.S. Action In Ferguson
BuzzFeed, by Chris Geidner    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 10:23:43 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Amnesty International has taken “unprecedented” action to deal with the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, by sending resources the human rights group has never before deployed inside the United States. The organization has been on the ground in Ferguson since Thursday. It sent a 13-person human rights delegation to the city in the wake of the Aug. 9 police shooting death of Michael Brown. Jasmine Heiss, a senior campaigner with Amnesty and part of the team in Ferguson, said the use of the “cross-functional team” — which she said included community trainers, researchers, and human rights observers — was

Saudi prince robbed of 250,000
euros in Paris carjacking
Agence France-Presse, by Cyril Touaux    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/18/2014 10:22:28 AM     Post Reply
Heavily armed robbers have attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with 250,000 euros ($335,000) in cash and reportedly stealing "sensitive" documents, French police said Monday. The spectacular robbery took place in northern Paris late on Sunday as the motorcade was making its way from a plush hotel on the Champs Elysees to an airport in Le Bourget, said police, who confirmed there were no injuries. A gang of "between five and eight" thieves in two BMWs hijacked the first of around 10 vehicles in the convoy, driving off with the three occupants before letting them go, police said. A police source and Le Parisien daily

Malia leaves Obama vacation early.
Where´s Sasha?
Associated Press, by Darlene Superville    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/18/2014 10:19:16 AM     Post Reply
EDGATOWN, MASS. — President Barack Obama started his vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha´s Vineyard with just one of his daughters, and he may leave with just one of his daughters when the two-week getaway ends next weekend. In a first for Obama family summer vacations, neither teenager is spending the entire holiday with her father.(Snip)Malia, 16, returned to Washington with her father early Monday and was not expected to go back to Martha´s Vineyard. The White House said Sasha will join her parents this week, without saying when she will arrive or what kept her away last week,

Brown´s family receives
outpour of financial support
KSDK-TV [St Louis, MO], by Aja J. Williams    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/18/2014 10:18:27 AM     Post Reply
FERGUSON, Mo. – As the remains of Michael Brown have been turned over to his family, several have offered and raised funding to help with the funeral arrangements. More than 2,900 people have donated to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund, which was established by Benjamin Crump, family attorney for Brown´s parents, on GoFundMe. The account has raised more than $66,100 with a goal of $80,000. Several of those who have donated have contributed small amounts such as $10 and $15. The largest has been two $2,000 donations from an anonymous source and Joy Jackson. A police officer fatally shot the

  



15 shot in NYC within 8 hours, 2 dead
Fox 5 News (NYC), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/18/2014 10:15:47 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK -Fifteen people were shot in a rash of violence in New York City. The violence left two people dead and 13 others injured within a span of just 8 hours. The NYPD reported the first shooting late Saturday. It happened at an East Harlem Park. In that incident, 3 people were shot, with one of the victims being seriously injured, at Jefferson Park on 113th Street and First Avenue; Shortly before 3 a.m. On Sunday, 2 people were shot dead in Hamilton Heights when a driver got out of his car and opened fire. The motorist fled after killing

Democratic Rep. James Clyburn: ‘Obama
will be impeached’ if GOP keeps House
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/18/2014 10:07:29 AM     Post Reply
Rep. James Clyburn, Democrat from South Carolina, said that if Republicans keep the majority in the House this fall, they will impeach President Obama. Mr. Clyburn predicted the GOP course of action during a Twitter town hall, in response to a participant who asked why Democrats aren’t working harder to shield President Obama from reported impeachment threats, The Hill reported. Republicans, however, say the entire impeachment debate is a trumped-up strategy from Democrats desperate to win the House — and keep the Senate —

City Keeps ‘Brooklyn Ripper’
Victim In Housing Limbo
New York Post, by Georgett Roberts    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 8/18/2014 9:49:56 AM     Post Reply
The little girl who was stabbed by the “Brooklyn Ripper” and watched him murder her best friend is being traumatized again — by the city, her family told The Post. Mikayla Capers, 7, is too scared to return to her public-housing apartment building, and the city is dragging its feet finding her a new home, kin said. “We’re still in limbo,” said the girl’s worried great-aunt and legal guardian, Brigitte Capers, 45, who said she has asked the city to relocate the financially strapped family since the June 1 horror, but gotten a runaround. “She has to be settled before school

Hillary Slippary
American Spectator, by Jed Babbin    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/18/2014 9:42:55 AM     Post Reply
According to the New York Times’ Peter Baker, “In this summer of global tumult, the debate in Washington essentially boils down to two opposite positions: It is all President Obama’s fault, according to his critics; no, it is not, according to his supporters, because these are events beyond his control.” Mr. Baker entirely misses the point. The global tumult is, largely, Mr. Obama’s fault because he has so drastically reduced America’s influence that events are beyond his control. That has become so obvious that even Hillary Clinton understands. President Obama is extremely sensitive to criticism of his foreign policy, as one would

IDF Preparing for Possible
Resumption of Rocket Fire
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ido Ben Porat    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/18/2014 9:42:02 AM     Post Reply
The IDF is preparing for a possible resumption of rocket fire from Gaza on Monday evening, as the current five-day ceasefire is set to expire. The ceasefire is set to expire at midnight, but Hamas has been known to violate truces before they officially expire. The high alert for Monday evening comes in the wake of estimates of diplomatic sources in Jerusalem that the chances of a lasting ceasefire deal before Monday night are very slim. Earlier on Sunday, as truce talks in Cairo continued, Israel pre-empted any agreement by unilaterally offering Gaza a concession and lifting a ban on

Emerging Solar Plants Scorch
Birds in Mid-Air
Associated Press, by Ellen Knickmeyer and John Locher    Original Article
Posted By: ruready?- 8/18/2014 9:32:45 AM     Post Reply
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant´s concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator´s application to build a still-bigger version. The investigators want the halt until the full extent of the deaths can be assessed. Estimates per year now range from a

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