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Revolutionary Justice
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 1:01:56 PM     Post Reply
Certainly any time in America that an unarmed suspect is fatally shot by a policeman of the opposite race, there is a need for concern and a quick and full inquiry of the circumstances leading to such a deadly use of force. That said, there is something disturbing about the demagogic efforts to rush to judgment in Ferguson, Mo. While it is understandable to deplore the militarization of the police that might accentuate rising tensions on the street, and to note that a mostly white police force might be less sensitive to a majority African-American populace, there is as yet

Unemployment rises in most
US states in July
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/18/2014 1:00:00 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work. The Labor Department said Monday that unemployment rates fell in eight states in July and were unchanged in 12. At the same time, hiring rose in 36 states, fell in 13, and was unchanged in Iowa. The national unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent in July from 6.1 percent in June, the government said earlier this month, even as

What kind of prison might
the inmates design?
Los Angeles Times, by Lee Romney    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/18/2014 12:51:04 PM     Post Reply
The workshop leaders came laden with markers in colors other than red and blue (gang colors), drafting rulers crafted from museum board (too dull to double as weapons) and kiddie scissors (ditto). All the students wore orange. And on this final day, their paper models were taking shape. Architect Deanna VanBuren adjusted a piece of tracing paper over Anthony Pratt´s design, showing him how to mark the perimeter to show walls and windows, then urging him to use dots to indicate open spaces. A towering, broad-chested man with full tattoos adorning both arms, Pratt, 29, was among those sketching out

  


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What WAS this bright circle of
lights over Houston? Bright, oval
UFO photographed hovering
above city´s stormy skies
Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/18/2014 12:44:17 PM     Post Reply
Could a UFO have visited Texas this week? Several people have taken it to Twitter to post pictures showing a strange object floating through the Houston clouds during a storm last Monday. Some of the pictures show a bright oval object hovering. An unrelated picture shows a similar object through clouds. There are others, some showing what appears to be lights underneath the ´thing.´ ´I think the trick in UFO´s is figuring out what else they could be,´ Dr. Carolyn Sumners, vice president for Astronomy at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, told KPRC. ´It´s easy to say that could

Lefty Law Professor: That Indictment
Against Rick Perry is "Un-American"
Townhall, by Daniel Doherty    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 12:36:05 PM     Post Reply
Friday night there was some major breaking news: Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) was slapped with a lawsuit for supposedly “abusing his power” when he unilaterally stripped funding to the Travis County Public Integrity Unit, an ethics office that investigates government employees for criminal wrongdoing. (Snip) Either way, Republicans in the state, and Perry’s backers, have stuck by him, arguing that his decision to veto the legislation, however one wants to interpret what he did, was legal. And Alan Dershowitz, of all people, a liberal scholar at Harvard Law School, wholeheartedly agrees (via Newsweek): The charges are politically motivated and an

´Don´t know´ if Missouri teen
shot with hands up
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/18/2014 12:34:39 PM     Post Reply
FERGUSON, Mo. — A Missouri teenager fatally shot by police suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may have occurred when he put his hands up or while his back was turned to the shooter, "but we don´t know," a pathologist hired by the teen´s family said Monday. An independent autopsy conducted on 18-year-old Michael Brown determined that the teen was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, according to the hired pathologists and the family´s attorneys. Brown was shot by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, touching off a week of rancorous protests

Even MSNBC Acknowledges ‘The
Weak Case Against Rick Perry’
NewsBusters, by Jeffrey Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 12:30:20 PM     Post Reply
You know something stinks when even the folks at MSNBC are rejecting what looks like a politically motivated lawsuit against Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry. On Friday, August 15, Governor Perry was indicted by a Texas grand jury for vetoing funding for the state’s public integrity unit, unless the lead prosecutor resigned following her drunk driving arrest. The indictment has received condemnation from public officials on both sides of the political spectrum, but now the ultra-liberal MSNBC has joined the ranks of those who see the partisan nature of the indictment. On August 17, Ari Melber, host of the MSNBC program

  


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Gov. Perry indicted: Everything´s
big in Texas, even this B.S.
Fox News, by Sarah Palin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/18/2014 12:28:51 PM     Post Reply
Remember Barack Obama telling his followers to always "bring a gun to a knife fight"? Like good subjects do, his supporters in Texas obeyed. Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two counts of abuse of power. This ridiculous politically motivated “indictment” of Governor Rick Perry stems from the ugly thug tactics of the "politics of personal destruction" that the left is known for. They draw blood and leave scars on conservatives who threaten their political power, hoping the threat retreats and hoping his or her base of support remains silent in fear of becoming collateral damage. Thankfully, what

Meet the Press Pays
Tribute to David Gregory
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 12:12:47 PM     Post Reply
Meet the Press ran a short tribute to David Gregory, who was removed as host of the iconic show this week after a protracted process that drew industry-wide and bipartisan condemnation of NBC News. Meet the Press has been plagued in recent years by declining ratings and fierce vitriol against Gregory, who took over the show after legendary host Tim Russert passed away in 2008. Gregory will be replaced by Chuck Todd. Watch the tribute, which recounts Gregory’s twenty years with the network from the OJ Simpson trial to guest hosting the Today show, below, via NBC News:

Texas official: No arrest warrant
to be issued for Perry
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 12:05:52 PM     Post Reply
A warrant won´t be issued for the arrest of Gov. Rick Perry following his indictment on two felony charges of abuse of power. Linda Estrada, a grand Jury clerk in Travis County, said Monday that the judge overseeing the case decided against issuing an arrest warrant. Estrada said that Judge Bert Richardson decided instead that Perry will receive a summons to appear which has not been issued yet. It won´t be until Perry´s defense attorney and the state set a date for him to appear in court. It wasn´t clear if Perry was going to have to be booked or have a mug shot

HuffPo reporter mistakes foam
earplugs in Ferguson, MO, for
rubber bullets
Legal Insurrection, by Amy Miller     Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 12:00:13 PM     Post Reply
In today’s edition of “He Can’t Possibly Be Serious,” we present Ryan J. Reilly, Justice Reporter for the Huffington Post, in a random act of serious journalism (h/t Instapundit): Stop it. Those, of course, are not rubber bullets. Those are (assault!) earplugs, which have both the consistency and lethality of a marshmallow. To be fair to Reilly, he’s done some decent reporting both for HuffPo and on Twitter on the race riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Reilly, along with several other reporters, was arrested after police officers made the call to close an area McDonald’s due to the rampant street violence.

  


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Mitt Romney 2016? Advisers try to
squelch effort, but it´s gaining steam.
Christian Science Monitor, by Linda Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 8/18/2014 11:50:19 AM     Post Reply
Talk to any of Mitt Romney’s closest political advisers, and the answer is the same: He won’t run for president in 2016. “I take Mitt at his absolute word. He’s not running,” says Ron Kaufman, Republican national committeeman for Massachusetts and a senior adviser to Mr. Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. “He’s been very clear – he loved running, gave it his best, and lost,” Mr. Kaufman told this reporter at the RNC’s summer meeting in Chicago last week. “Now he’s helping the Republicans win the Senate.” Romney’s former finance chair, Spencer Zwick, has also put out

Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords Dies at 80
Associated Press, by Dave Gram    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/18/2014 11:46:21 AM     Post Reply
Montpelier, VT - Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80. Jeffords died in Washington, said Diane Derby, a former aide to Jeffords. He had been in declining health, she said. Jeffords had announced in 2005 that he would not seek a fourth term, citing his and his wife´s health problems. "I have had an enormously satisfying career, one that I would not have traded for any other," Jeffords said when he retired. "In no other job do you

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

  


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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

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

  



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

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.

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