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Eric Holder: Michael Brown Death
Cause for ´Robust Action´
to Increase Police Diversity
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/19/2014 9:45:08 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to use Michael Brown´s death and the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, to push for more police diversity and even combat unintentional "disparate treatment under the law" of minorities. In an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ahead of his arrival in Ferguson on Wednesday, Holder called for "an end to the acts of violence in the streets of Ferguson" because "they seriously undermine, rather than advance, the cause of justice" and "interrupt the deeper conversation that the legitimate demonstrators are trying to advance." After pledging that the Department of Justice´s "investigation into this matter will

Michael Brown funeral arrangements
set; Rev. Al Sharpton to give eulogy
KMOV-TV [St. Louis, MO], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 9:33:21 PM     Post Reply
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Funeral arrangements have been set for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old man killed by police in Ferguson last weekend. According to his attorney, Benjamin Crump, the funeral has been set for Monday, August 25, 2014 at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy and Rev. Michael Jones will officiate. Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church is located at 5515 Dr. Martin Luther Kind Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112

ISIS Beheads American
Journalist Foley, Calls Murder
Retaliation for U.S. Airstrikes
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/19/2014 9:28:34 PM     Post Reply
The Islamic State’s official media just released a graphic video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who was taken in northwest Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. The ISIS terrorist in the video says that the beheading is revenge for President Obama’s recent airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq. The video, viewed in full by PJM, begins with a snippet of Obama speaking about the strikes, then shifts to images of the strikes with a title that reads, “American Aggression Against the Islamic State.” The title card then says a “A Message to America.” Foley, with a shaved head, was

  


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Palestinian group designate
as foreign terrorist organization
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 9:06:44 PM     Post Reply
The US State Department announced on Tuesday that it was designating the Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC) – an umbrella organization made up of Gaza-based jihadist terrorist groups – as a foreign terrorist organization. The group has claimed responsibility for several attacks against Israel, including an August 2013 rocket attack targeting the port city of Eilat and another attack against Gaza frontier town Sderot on March 21, 2013. The group also backs the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Fareed Zakaria Fights Back
Against New Plagiarism Accusations
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/19/2014 8:31:42 PM     Post Reply
CNN host and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria has responded to renewed accusations of plagiarism in his articles that appeared in Time magazine and elsewhere. While two anonymous reporters claim Zakaria lifted numerous passages from Wikipedia, the writer told Politico in an email that he merely referenced facts that could be found in “hundreds” of other articles. “Two anonymous bloggers today have alleged that there are 11 cases in my writing where I have cited a statistic that also appeared somewhere else,” Zakaria wrote. “These are all facts, not someone else’s writing or opinions or expressions.” Referring to one example the bloggers

The Upper and Nether Millstones
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/19/2014 8:24:40 PM     Post Reply
Yesterday’s post about the inexorable expansion of government can be read in conjunction with Roger Simon’s current piece about how the Great Society laid the foundations for the riots in Ferguson. Ironically Michael Brown and the paramilitarized Ferguson police department are two sides of the same coin. They are the joint product of the politics of grievance and the growing expansion of government. The taxes that made the mobs dependent also armed the paramilitary police that contain them. You have one government department handing out Obamaphones and another handing out MRAPs to the cops. HHS gives out Obamacare and the

Rockets target Tel Aviv in wake
of truce breakdown
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff, Yaakov Lappin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/19/2014 8:07:01 PM     Post Reply
Hours after rockets shattered the cease-fire and hit Gaza frontier communities, three loud explosions were heard over Tel Aviv, shortly before 11 p.m., for the first time in over a week. In total, the IDF said that 50 rockets were fired at Israel since 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday until around midnight. Six rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected Palestinian charges that Israel was to blame for a breakdown in ceasefire talks in Cairo, saying rocket fire from Gaza "made continuation of talks impossible."

  


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Why Do Black Leaders Have
Preconceived Notions
of Guilt When the Races
Exchange Roles?
Canada Free Press, by Jerry McConnell    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 8/19/2014 7:47:24 PM     Post Reply
If at first you don’t succeed, try - oops; not that one, but it’s very close. The one I’m thinking of when I heard that the cavalry, in the form of two black leaders, not Black Panthers, although that group are certainly present at this roasting; but these warriors heard that a young black boy got shot by a white policeman during the riots in Ferguson, suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, and they’re here to make sure some white cop gets not necessarily fair but equal treatment. But wait; fair and equal? How can that be? The cop was not

White House takes suggestions
from business on immigration changes
CBS News, by Rebecca Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/19/2014 7:18:37 PM     Post Reply
In addition to reviewing the deportation system of immigrants in the U.S. illegally, the Obama administration is weighing executive actions to change the legal immigration system in ways that could benefit businesses, the Wall Street Journal reports. In more than 20 meetings this summer, White House and other administration officials have recruited suggestions from industries like technology, agriculture and construction. High-tech firms, in search of ways to increase the number of skilled foreign workers that can come to the U.S., have pitched the idea of excluding workers´ spouses from the 140,000-per-year visa cap. They would also like to see the

The real reason we yawn
Wall Street Journal, by Jonathan D. Rockoff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/19/2014 7:18:33 PM     Post Reply
Yawning can be a problem at the office for Lindsay Eierman. "I´ve explained, ´I´m sorry, I didn´t get much sleep last night,´ " says Ms. Eierman, a 26-year-old social worker from Durham, N.C. But a lack of sleep may not be the problem. Researchers are starting to unravel the mystery surrounding the yawn, one of the most common and often embarrassing behaviors. Yawning, they have discovered, is much more complicated than previously thought. Although all yawns look the same, they appear to have many different causes and to serve a variety of functions. Yawning is believed to be a means

´American bombing had signed
my death certificate´: Missing US
journalist James Wright Foley
goes unflinching to his death
as ISIS behead him in horrific*
Daily Mail (UK), by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/19/2014 7:00:18 PM     Post Reply
American freelance photo-journalist James Wright Foley, 40, has been beheaded by ISIS in a video message posted online and titled as ‘A Message to America’. Foley, has been missing since November, 2012, after being taken hostage while reporting from Taftanaz, in northern Syria while reporting for the agency, GlobalPost. ISIS posted the extremely graphic video to social media as proof of their barbaric actions late on Tuesday afternoon. Scroll Down for Video of Previous ISIS threats- White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the administration has seen the video. She says that if it’s deemed genuine by the

  


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A message to the people of Ferguson
Post-Dispatch [St. Louis, MO], by Eric H. Holder Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/19/2014 6:43:40 PM     Post Reply
Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. At a time when so much may seem uncertain, the people of Ferguson can have confidence that the Justice Department intends to learn — in a fair and thorough manner — exactly what happened. Today, I will be in Ferguson to be briefed on the federal civil rights

Perry at courthouse for booking
Houston Chronicle, by Peggy Fikac    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/19/2014 6:23:15 PM     Post Reply
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry was greeted by cheers and chants as he approached the Travis County courthouse Tuesday before heading in to be booked on the felony indictment alleging he abused his power. “I´m here today because I believe in the rule of law. I´m here today because I did the right thing. I´m going to enter this courthouse with my head held, high knowing that the actions that I took were not only lawful and legal but right,” Perry said. One in the crowd shouted, “We love you.” The case stems from Perry´s threat last year to veto

The 14 craziest McDonald’s
locations around the globe
Yahoo Travel, by Erica Bray    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 6:21:07 PM     Post Reply
On a recent road trip through New Mexico, I decided to stop in Roswell. I’ve always been curious about the UFO and alien conspiracy theories that made this tiny desert town famous. I figured that the only attraction worth visiting would be its kitschy International UFO Museum. Turns out I was wrong. Something else pretty “out of this world” captured my attention. And no, it wasn’t an extraterrestrial sighting. It was the local McDonald’s. It’s the only one in the world designed like a UFO. This got me wondering: What other bizarre McDonald’s locations exist around the world? In its quest for global fast-food domination, McDonald’s has opened

Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled
at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s
for Salmonella Risk
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 5:38:33 PM     Post Reply
New York - Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. says there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and private label brands for Whole Foods, Trader Joe´s, Kroger and Safeway. They were sold in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates as well as the U.S. The company says it learned of the contamination risk after

  


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Mitt Romney: Obama
worse than even I expected
Washington Times, by S.A. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 5:31:01 PM     Post Reply
Beckley, WV - Mitt Romney said Tuesday that the problems inflicted by President Obama’s policies are even worse than he predicted during the 2012 presidential campaign. “It’s been a good deal worse than even I expected,” Mr. Romney told reporters after headlining a rally here for Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. “I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally,” he said. “But the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.” Mr. Romney, former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican

ISIS Appears To Behead American
Photojournalist In YouTube Video
BuzzFeed, by Jessica Testa & Rosie Gray    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 5:20:47 PM     Post Reply
The video, uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, includes about a minute and a half of President Obama announcing his recent authorization of targeted airstrikes and a humanitarian operation in Iraq. Around the two minute mark, a man believed to be James Wright Foley, 40, delivers a statement: “I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers: the U.S. government.” He then addresses his brother John, a member of the U.S. Air Force, at length. After about two minutes and 20 seconds, he is beheaded. Two people who know Foley said the man in the video appears to be him, and that the voice sounds like his.

Michael Brown Funeral
Planned for Monday
NBC News, by Hasani Gittens    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 5:10:46 PM     Post Reply
The funeral for Michael Brown Jr. will be on Monday, August 25, a lawyer for his family announced on Tuesday. Attorney Benjamin Crump said more details would follow. Brown’s fatal shooting by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer on August 9 has touched off over a week of angry protests in the community. Brown´s parents, Michael Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, say prosecution of the officer who shot their unarmed son is the only thing that can bring peace to the streets of Ferguson. "Justice will bring peace," McSpadden told Today´s Matt Lauer Tuesday.

Activist Encourages Defacement
of Cover of Paul Ryan´s Book
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/19/2014 5:02:52 PM     Post Reply
Erica Payne, founder and president of the left-wing Agenda Project, is encouraging people to deface the cover of Paul Ryan´s new book, which is hitting shelves today. "Hi Daniel," Payne writes in an email. "Just a heads up, Paul Ryan´s new book comes out today and his publisher is furious! It turns out that they accidentally shipped it with the wrong cover, and they need your help to make things right. "We have the correct cover and it´s up to us to get it on as many of his books as possible, as soon as possible. The real cover is

Rev. Graham on ISIS: Christians
Crucified, Beheaded, Buried Alive
Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/19/2014 4:57:14 PM     Post Reply
Reverend Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the international Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse, said ISIS jihadists are crucifying and beheading Christians in Iraq and Syria--“people are dying for their faith”--and added that he has heard of “incidences where entire families have been buried alive because they refused to convert to Islam.” Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said he was also aware of some Muslims who who were fleeing from the bloodthirsty ISIS, stressing that they do not want to see or live under the brutal sharia policies the jihadists were

  



ObamaCare tax not
meeting revenue target because
companies not paying, audit finds
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 4:56:56 PM     Post Reply
A government audit says an "ObamaCare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren´t paying it. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the Internal Revenue Service needs to do a better job policing the tax. To help pay for President Barack Obama´s health law, Congress enacted a 2.3 percent tax on the sale of medical devices used chiefly by doctors and hospitals, such as pacemakers and CT scan machines. The tax took effect in January 2013. For the first six months of that year, the IRS estimated it would collect $1.2 billion from the tax.

Obama heads back to vacation
after unexplained DC trip
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 4:52:33 PM     Post Reply
President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon. Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose

Gitmo hunger strike cost feds
$300K for liquid nutrition;
half spent on vanilla Ensure
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 4:49:59 PM     Post Reply
Accused terrorists being held in a Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba have cost the federal government roughly $300,000 for liquid nutritional supplements due to hunger strikes. Since March of 2013, 161,352 cans of liquid supplements have been purchased, which included $142,345 worth of vanilla Ensure, VICE News reported Monday. Documentation was provided to the news outlet after a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit was filed against the Department of Defense. “The transaction reports are especially noteworthy because they show that the purchases were made during a time when military officials were

Texas Governor Rick Perry´s
Indictment The Work Of
Soros-Funded Minions
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/19/2014 4:47:08 PM     Post Reply
Politics: Now that the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is coming up as the mother of all nothingburgers, and even Democrats are steering clear, it´s time to look at those behind this scam: George Soros-funded front groups. Friday´s news erupted with a Texas-sized gusher of political mud — Gov. Perry indicted on two felony counts of corruption and abuse of office! And it was all over his decision to defund a "public integrity office" run by a convicted drunk whose failure to resign left an office unable to straighten itself out. With the news breaking late at week´s end, the governor´s

Shoot-on-sight order in
Ebola-wary Liberia
Sky News [Australia], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/19/2014 4:42:01 PM     Post Reply
Liberia´s armed forces have reportedly been given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighbouring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of Ebola. Soldiers stationed in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, which border Sierra Leone, were to ´shoot on sight´ any person trying to cross the border, said deputy chief of staff, Colonel Eric Dennis, according to local newspaper the Daily Observer. The order comes after border officials reported people continued to cross the porous border illegally. Grand Cape Mount county had 35 known ´illegal entry points,´ according to immigration commander Colonel Samuel Mulbah. Illegal crossings

Passport officers aren’t too
good at spotting fake photos
Washington Post, by Rachel Feltman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 4:36:25 PM     Post Reply
If you´ve been lucky enough to enjoy a vacation this summer, you´ve most likely handed your photo ID over to a TSA agent (or your own country´s equivalent). But according to a study published Monday in PLOS ONE, endless practice hasn´t turned them into human passport-scanning machines. In fact, the people responsible for checking photo identification all day might not be any better at recognizing a mismatched face than you are. (Snip) When the officers compared photos to live people, they let fraudulent photos through 14 percent of the time. When asked to decide if multiple photos truly showed one person at different ages

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