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Immigration Malpractice
Weekly Standard, by Peter Skerry    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 8/21/2014 3:33:16 PM     Post Reply
For over a generation now, America’s elites have willfully ignored a substantial segment of the public that has misgivings about ever-increasing levels of immigration. Whenever possible these elites—in the academy, religious institutions, the media, politics, and business—have responded to such misgivings with platitudes about our status as “a nation of immigrants,” conveniently overlooking the four decades of the 20th century when the gates were substantially closed. When such evasive tactics have proved ineffective, immigration advocates have routinely denounced those who resist their agenda as racist xenophobes—and continued to pry open the flood-gates to unskilled as well as skilled migrants.

School police in Los Angeles
suburb to be armed with
semi-automatic weapons
Telegraph [UK], by Nick Allen    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 3:29:17 PM     Post Reply
Police on school grounds in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton are to be armed with semi-automatic AR-15 assault weapons in an attempt to prevent future school massacres. The decision came after officers said they were not well enough equipped to deal with any attacker wielding a rifle with high capacity magazines and wearing body armour, as has been the case (Snip) William Wu, Compton police chief, told the school board: “This is our objective. Save lives. Bottom line. Handguns you’d be lucky to hit accurately at 25 yards. With a rifle in the hands of a trained person, you can be go 50, 100 yards accurately.”

Feds: Obama Broke Law
with Bergdahl Swap
National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/21/2014 3:28:32 PM     Post Reply
President Obama violated a “clear and unambiguous” law when he released five Guantanamo Bay detainees in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office reported Thursday. “[The Department of Defense] violated section 8111 because it did not notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the transfer,” the GAO report said. “In addition, because DOD used appropriated funds to carry out the transfer when no money was available for that purpose, DOD violated the Antideficiency Act. The Antideficiency Act prohibits federal agencies from incurring obligations exceeding an amount available in an appropriation.” The GAO rejected

  


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Jihadi scum’s new favorite social network
New York Post, by David K. Li    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 3:19:39 PM     Post Reply
The social media site Diaspora has become the network of choice for James Foley’s Islamic State killers and terrorists looking to spread their hateful messages. While well-established sites like Twitter have aggressively sought to suspend accounts that have been carrying gruesome footage, the decentralized, self-regulated Diaspora isn’t equipped to quickly block out bloodthirsty terrorists. In a blog post, Diaspora admitted to the problem: “Diaspora* is a completely decentralized network which, by its nature, consists of many small servers exchanging posts and messages. There is no central server, and there is therefore no way for

Of 163 arrests in protest area since police
shooting, just 7 are Ferguson residents
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/21/2014 3:10:55 PM     Post Reply
FERGUSON, Mo. — Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown’s death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and although the majority of those arrested are Missourians just seven live in the St. Louis suburb where the shooting occurred, authorities said today. St. Louis County spokeswoman Candace Jarrett provided the arrest list, the crimes they are charged with, and their addresses and years of birth. Many are from communities near Ferguson, but just seven are from Ferguson, where a white police officer shot the black 18-year-old on Aug. 9. The shooting has spurred protests, along

Rick Perry Warns ISIS May
Already Be in the United States
National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 3:10:43 PM     Post Reply
ISIS terrorists may already be in the country, Governor Rick Perry (R., Texas) warned, saying that the terrorists’ own version of “mission creep” will draw them from Iraq to the United States. “I think there is the obvious great concern that because of the condition of the border, from the standpoint of it not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be [entering the country],” Perry said during an event hosted by National Review and the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. “And I think it is a very real possibility that they may have already used that [entry point],”

Paleo-escargot? Humans
living 30,000 years ago dined
on snails, say archaeologists.
Live Science, by Tia Ghose    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 3:05:57 PM     Post Reply
Escargot is more than just a modern delicacy: Ancient humans who lived 30,000 years ago ate the mollusks too, a new archaeological excavation has revealed. Hundreds of burnt snail shells were found near fireplaces along with tools and other animal remains in rock shelters along a cliff in Spain. The finding suggests Paleolithic people on the Iberian Peninsula ate snails more than 10,000 years earlier than those who lived in the neighboring Mediterranean region. (Snip) Neanderthals may have munched on sea slugs, but there isn´t much evidence that modern humans ate land-based snails until about 20,000 years ago, Fernández said.

  


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Retired Intel Officer:
Foley Rescue Attempt Failed
Because Obama ‘Dragged His Feet’
Washington Free Beacon, by Larry O´Connor    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 8/21/2014 3:05:26 PM     Post Reply
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (Ret.) is a CIA-trained former senior intelligence officer who wrote the book Operation Dark Heart about the Special Operations successes in the early stages of the Afghanistan war. He also famously reported to Congress that part of the intelligence breakdown prior to the 9/11 attacks was due to communications failures between the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s “Able Danger” project which had identified Mohamed Attah’s terror cell in Brooklyn in 2000. Thursday morning, Shaffer appeared on WMAL radio in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ISIS execution of American journalist James Foley earlier this week. He

No Comment From Islamic Bloc
on Beheading of American Journalist
Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/21/2014 2:59:55 PM     Post Reply
The bloc of Muslim nations remained mum Wednesday on the killing of U.S. journalist James Foley by terrorists claiming to act on behalf of Islam and led by a man who – by naming himself “caliph” – lays claim to the mantle of Mohammed. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) posted no statement on either its Arabic or English websites about the death of Foley, (snip) Queries sent to the OIC’s headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and its U.N. offices in New York and Geneva brought no response by press time. Some Islamic groups and figures have repudiated ISIS this

Media Disrespects Blacks, Palestinians, Itself
Oregon Magazine, by Art Hyland    Original Article
Posted By: previouslyon24- 8/21/2014 2:57:10 PM     Post Reply
“The free world’s liberal media is desperately holding on to its very existence, seeking energy wherever it can to sustain its power.” The degree to which a Black community in Ferguson, Missouri is shown to react by an enabling media to spontaneous conclusions about an event neither they nor the media could possibly have known at the moment, is in almost exact alignment with how Palestinians in Gaza are shown to react to spontaneous conclusions about events neither they nor the media could possibly have known at the moment. A policeman shoots a citizen, a rocket explodes in a city,

Education Secretary Allows Reprieve
on Test-Based Teacher Ratings
New York Times, by Motoko Rich    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 2:55:10 PM     Post Reply
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced on Thursday that states could delay the use of test results in teacher-performance ratings by another year, an acknowledgment, in effect, of the enormous pressures mounting on the nation’s teachers because of new academic standards and more rigorous standardized testing. Sounding like some of his fiercest critics, Mr. Duncan wrote in a blog post, “I believe testing issues are sucking the oxygen out of the room in a lot of schools,” and said that teachers needed time to adapt to new standards and tests that emphasize more than simply filling in bubbled answers to multiple-choice questions.

  


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GAO: Obama Broke the
Law in Bergdahl Swap
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/21/2014 2:54:31 PM     Post Reply
The Government Accounting Office has handed down its verdict over whether the swap of terrorists for Bowe Bergdahl was legal. The question centers on whether the administration was in the right, legally, when it failed to give Congress 30 days notice that terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay would be released. It wasn’t. The Department of Defense (DOD) violated section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014 when it transferred five individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the nation of Qatar without providing at least 30 days notice to certain congressional committees. Section 8111 prohibits DOD from using appropriated funds

The Truth-O-Meter Says: Sarah Palin recaps
Rosemary Lehmberg´s purchase of 70-plus
bottles of vodka over 15 months
Politifact/Austin American Statesman, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/21/2014 2:33:41 PM     Post Reply
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin singled out the Democratic district attorney of Travis County after a special grand jury in the county indicted Republican Gov. Rick Perry. In an Aug. 17, 2014, commentary on the Fox News website, Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, noted the local official, Rosemary Lehmberg, previously "was busted for drunk driving with an open bottle of vodka in her car after a 911 call reported her endangering others (Snip)And was Palin right that Lehmberg, who has said she plans to serve out her term through 2016, bought six dozen bottles of vodka in a

Obama wants Ferguson to explode
Washington Times, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/21/2014 2:32:48 PM     Post Reply
If you had predicted six years ago that America’s first half-black, half-white president would actually make race relations in the U.S. worse, they would have laughed you out of the room. If you had said that, in the face of a sudden racial crisis, the president — portrayed as black throughout the campaign — would be impotent, neutered, unable to speak powerfully about the situation, they would have scoffed incredulously. Who are “they”? Everyone. If you had expressed those fears out loud in the run-up to his historic 2008 election, everyone within earshot would have mocked you mercilessly. More, they would

´I was told to pay death
duty on Dad´s medals´
Telegraph [UK], by Rod Gilchrist    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/21/2014 2:17:59 PM     Post Reply
Like most old soldiers, my father Jim would never talk about the horrors he witnessed in the Second World War. He served as a signals officer with the Royal Navy on convoy duty in the treacherous waters of the north Atlantic, on the bridge of the admiral’s flagship on D-Day, and in operations to search and destroy enemy submarines in the Indian Ocean and off the west coast of Africa. It was dangerous work, and the sight of men drowning in torpedo oil as merchant ships were sunk in freezing waters was too painful to recount. Even the medals he

  


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UNC-Chapel Hill Seeks Course
Correction Amid Probe
Wall Street Journal, by Nikki Waller    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/21/2014 2:17:05 PM     Post Reply
A new school year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may bring resolution to an academic scandal that has clouded the university´s reputation for top-flight athletics and academics. The National Collegiate Athletic Association this summer reopened an investigation into how and why some athletes were able to enroll in no-show courses in the school´s African and Afro-American studies department, earning passing grades and ensuring their academic eligibility to compete. The NCAA´s original investigation into the classes, which began in 2011, led to a ban on postseason play for the football team and overturned 16 victories in 2008

In His Mug Shot, Rick Perry
Comes Out Smelling Like A
Texas Yellow Rose
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/21/2014 2:04:32 PM     Post Reply
Leadership: Texas Gov. Rick Perry smiled confidently for his mug shot, as if to signal he would prevail over politicized big government. In fact, that may resonate as a campaign theme for voters weary of the same abuses. Until now, the prevailing "narrative" was that a governor under indictment on two counts of "abuses of power" would be political toast. Because even if the charges were baseless, as these are, the mug shot and the screeching headlines would bring certain opprobrium. It certainly happened that way for now-exonerated House leader Tom DeLay, whose career was ruined by the same tactics

Turkey´s Davutoglu expected to be
a docile prime minister _ with
Erdogan calling the shots
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/21/2014 1:59:16 PM     Post Reply
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role as his boss strives to make his new job the most powerful position in the land. But Davutoglu is known to be ambitious — and Turkey has seen cases in the past where presidents have tried and failed to control their prime ministers. Erdogan, who nominated Davutoglu Thursday to be premier, is counting that the 55-year-old continue to be the staunch loyalist he proved himself to be during Erdogan´s long tenure as

Why the Gov. Rick Perry prosecution
unconstitutionally intrudes on the
gubernatorial veto power
Washington Post, by Eugene Volokh    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/21/2014 1:42:30 PM     Post Reply
I’ve been thinking some more about the veto power question: Does the Texas Constitution’s Veto Clause bar prosecuting Gov. Rick Perry for his vetoing the $7.5 million appropriation to drunk-driving D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg’s Public Integrity Unit? (I’m speaking here specifically of Count I, which is based on the veto; I’ve discussed Count II, which is based on the veto threat, elsewhere). Cornell law professor Michael Dorf, for instance, is unpersuaded by the veto power argument: (Snip)On reflection, though, it seems to that the veto power argument is actually quite strong. Let me elaborate. 1. The veto power is a power of

2 American Ebola patients
released from hospital
Associated Press, by Kathleen Foody    Original Article
Posted By: Hermoine- 8/21/2014 1:37:29 PM     Post Reply
ATLANTA — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday. Their release poses no public health risk, Dr. Bruce Ribner of Emory University Hospital stressed. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 59, show no evidence of Ebola, and generally patients do not relapse and are not contagious once they´ve recovered, said Ribner, director of the hospital´s infectious disease unit. At a news conference, Brantly, who walked in holding hands with his wife, said, "Today is a

  



St. Louis Medical Examiner
SLAMS Brown Family Hire
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/21/2014 1:36:09 PM     Post Reply
The chief medical examiner of St. Louis County, who performed the first autopsy on Michael Brown after he was shot on Aug. 9, says that she is concerned by one of the men hired by the Brown family to conduct its own exam. “I can tell you absolutely that I find what Parcells does to be abysmal,” Dr. Mary Case told The Daily Caller when asked about Shawn Parcells, a Kansas-based forensic pathologist assistant. He has been accused in the past of fabricating his job title and of conducting autopsies without a license. (Snip) One crucial determination was the trajectory of

PA Makes ´Political Decision´
to ´Slaughter Settlers´
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ari Yashar    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/21/2014 1:35:25 PM     Post Reply
A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official last Wednesday declared that his organization has made a "political decision" to support Arab terrorists "slaughtering" Jews living in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. Jibril Rajoub, head of the PA Sports Authority and Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, made the statements on the independent Palestinian Arab TV channel Awdah. Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) exposed and translated the interview. "OK, brother, here is the occupation, am I stopping you from slaughtering a settlement? No one is stopping anyone...our political decision is resistance in the occupied territories in order to bring an end to the occupation

David Cameron condemns
´barbaric´ killing of James Foley
Telegraph [UK], by Myles Burke & Press Association    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/21/2014 1:22:00 PM     Post Reply
David Cameron cut short his holiday to return to Downing Street and oversee the response after the horrific video was posted online. Speaking to reporters in Number 10, Mr Cameron said it seemed "increasingly likely" that a British citizen was the killer. "Let me condemn the barbaric and brutal act that has taken place and let´s be clear what this act is - it is an act of murder, and murder without any justification," he said. "We have not identified the individual responsible, but from what we have seen it looks increasingly likely that it is a British citizen.

Cincinnati Archdiocese freezes
Catholic school donations to ice
bucket challenge charity
Washington Post, by Abby Ohlheiser    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/21/2014 1:15:19 PM     Post Reply
The Cincinnati Archdiocese has warned Catholic school principals against donating to the ALS Association due to concerns that the money could wind up funding research that uses embryonic stem cells. Archdiocese spokesman Dan Andriacco told the Cincinnati Enquirer that Catholic schools are still allowed to participate in the “ice bucket challenge,” the inescapable viral video sensation that challenges individuals to either dump a bucket of ice water on their heads or donate $100 to the ALS Association. But the archdiocese wants Catholic participants to re-purpose the fundraising juggernaut by donating to a different research group — one the archdiocese believes

HS Freshman Arrested for Shooting
‘Neighbor’s Pet Dinosaur’ in
Classroom Assignment
National Review Online, by Ian Tuttle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/21/2014 1:14:48 PM     Post Reply
“I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur,” Alex Stone wrote in a classroom assignment earlier this week. That fictional slaying led to real-life handcuffs. On the first day of the new school year, the 16-year-old freshman at Summerville High School in Summerville, S.C., was directed by a teacher to pen a few sentences about himself and a Facebook-style “status” as part of an in-class assignment. Stone wrote about killing his neighbor’s pet dino, using a gun to “take care of the business.” His teacher notified school officials, who contacted the police. On Tuesday Stone’s locker and bookbag were searched, and no

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