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Obama´s JV Performance Has Damaged
Global Security and Cost Lives
Breitbart Big Peace, by Karen Vaughn    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/22/2014 4:37:58 PM     Post Reply
After finally choosing to view the barbaric, on-camera beheading of freelance war correspondent James Foley, I’ve been left with a level of rage known only to those of us who have sacrificed unspeakable offerings on the altar of world peace. My offering was my only son—Aaron Carson Vaughn. Aaron was a member of SEAL Team VI. He was killed in action when a CH47D Chinook, carrying thirty Americans and eight Afghans was shot down in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. Many times over the past three years, I’ve been asked what drove my son to choose his

Dozens of casualties in
Israeli bombing of Jabaliya
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/22/2014 4:19:19 PM     Post Reply
Palestinian sources are reporting dozens of wounded and an unspecified number of people killed in intense Israeli aerial bombardment of the Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Friday, according to Channel 10.

Revealed: Key Michael Brown shooting
witness Dorian Johnson has arrest
warrant for theft and was busted
for lying to cops
Daily Mail [UK], by Michael Zennie    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/22/2014 4:18:56 PM     Post Reply
The key witness in the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was arrested for lying to cops in 2011 and currently has an outstanding arrest warrant. Dorian Johnson, 22, was arrested by police at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, where he attended college for two years. He allegedly stole a backpack belonging to someone else who lived in his apartment complex, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jefferson City is about 120miles west of Ferguson. When cops asked Johnson for his name, he told them he was Derrick Johnson and that he was 16. Officers later found a student ID in

  


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Feds Ban School’s Beloved "Pink Cookie"
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: shalimar- 8/22/2014 4:15:26 PM     Post Reply
School children in Elyria, Ohio are mourning the demise of a 40-year tradition - the loss of their beloved pink cookie. The fabled cookie, long served in local school cafeterias, was done in by a pound of butter, six cups of powdered sugar and the Obama administration´s food police. "It no longer meets the national school lunch program guidelines for snacks," said Amy Higgins, the spokesperson for Elyria City Schools. "It has too many calories." The USDA "Smart Snacks in School" standards mandate that all snacks must contain less than 200 calories.
Source corrected by Staff

Harvey Hostages Threatened, Sexually
Assaulted by Suspects Jordan Miller
and Peter Williams, Prosecutors Say
WLS-TV [Chicago], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Hermoine- 8/22/2014 4:15:23 PM     Post Reply
MARKHAM, Ill. -- The two men who held six children and two women hostage during a 21-hour standoff with police at a Harvey home threatened all of them with guns and sexually assaulted one of the victims, prosecutors said. David Jordan, 40, of Dixmoor, and Peter Williams, 42, of Chicago, are being held on a $2 million and $2.5 million bond, respectively. Jordan and Williams face several charges, including attempted murder of a police officer, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal sexual assault and home invasion.
Source corrected and removed from intro text by Staff

´Leisure activities are a good way for
release and clearing of the mind´: White
House defends Obama playing golf just
minutes after addressing nation about
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/22/2014 4:06:11 PM     Post Reply
The White House suggested Friday that President Barack Obama was trying to work out his tensions when he played 18 holes of golf on Wednesday – complete with grins and fist-bumps – immediately after delivering a brief but moving speech condemning the gruesome execution of American photojournalist James Foley. ´Sports and leisure activities are a good way for release and clearing of the mind for a lot of us,´ Deputy White House Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters in a makeshift briefing room on Martha´s Vineyard, where Obama is on a two-week vacation. But ´I am not going to get

State Sen. Ben Hueso arrested
suspicion of drunk driving
Los Angeles Times, by Patrick McGreevy    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/22/2014 4:00:50 PM     Post Reply
State Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the California Highway Patrol. Hueso, 44, was stopped at 2:24 a.m. by CHP officers who spotted him driving the wrong way on a one-way street, 15th Street near the state Capitol, (Snip) Another photo, time-stamped at 11:19 p.m., was posted on Twitter by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and shows Hueso with other senators at the Capitol, his shirt untucked and a glass in his hand as they all appeared to be singing. "Yes, Loving My Latino Caucus

  


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The Jihadi Serial Killer
no One´s Talking About
Townhall, by Michelle Malkin    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/22/2014 3:58:47 PM     Post Reply
For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of "vengeance" on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed. Have you heard about this horror? Probably not. The usual suspects who decry hate crimes and gun violence haven´t uttered a peep. Why? Like O.J.´s glove: If the narrative don´t fit, you must acquit. The admitted killer will be cast as just another "lone wolf" whose familiar grievances and bloodthirsty Islamic invocations mean nothing. I say: Enough with the whitewashing. Meet

Our national interest demands
the mother of all U-turns
Telegraph [UK], by Sir Christopher Meyer*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/22/2014 3:58:32 PM     Post Reply
The so-called Arab Spring has turned out to be a disaster. The promise of democracy and renewal has fallen through almost everywhere. Where has it prospered? Perhaps only in Tunisia, the nation where it began. Elsewhere the resultant chaos has seen a vicious group of jihadists stake its claim in the Middle East while the West has watched, seemingly paralysed. Until this week, that is, when the American journalist James Foley was brutally murdered by these terrorists. Now there is the real possibility of a major escalation in the US air war against Isil. General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the

Obama Administration Revises
HHS Mandate Yet Again
Cybercast News Service, by Lori Windham    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/22/2014 3:45:52 PM     Post Reply
Washington, DC – Today, the Administration released its eighth revision to the Health and Human Service (HHS) Mandate. This is the latest step in the administration’s long retreat on the HHS Mandate. It is the eighth time in three years the government has retreated from its original, hard-line stance that only “houses of worship” that hire and serve fellow believers deserve religious freedom. We look forward to reviewing the new rule and its implications for the 102 cases, including religious charities like Little Sisters of the Poor (see video), Mother Angelica’s Eternal Word Television Network (see video), and religious colleges like Colorado

Perry Lawyers Will Challenge
Indictment Next Week
Texas Tribune, by Terri Langford    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 3:32:43 PM     Post Reply
A lawyer for Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he will challenge felony charges that the governor overstepped his authority when he said he would veto state funding for Travis County prosecutors if District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg would not resign her post. David Botsford, an attorney for Perry, informed Visiting Judge Bert Richardson he plans to file a writ of habeas corpus challenging the constitutionality of the laws underlying the two-count indictment against Perry. “It will speak for itself,” Botsford told reporters. He said his challenge would be based on the governor’s power to veto and his First Amendment rights. Grand jurors indicted Perry

  


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Dem Congressman’s Hypocrisy
Charge at GOP Tragically Backfires
Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/22/2014 3:22:26 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Rep. John Dingell tried using the viral “ice bucket challenge” to blast his Republican colleagues as insensitive to victims of Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). It didn’t work too well. Dingell tweeted Wednesday: “Since 2011, House Republicans have cut NIH funding by billions. And you thought dumping ice water on your head was cold.” He was referring to a congressional vote that put into effect a slew of federal budget cuts, including cuts to the National Institute of Health, which performs research on Lou Gehrig’s disease, a.k.a ALS. And the popular ice bucket challenge, wherein people challenge their

James Foley’s last images of the
Syrian civil war: Beheaded journalist’s
powerful final videos and pictures on
the frontline before his capture
Daily Mail (UK), by Euan Black    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/22/2014 3:17:26 PM     Post Reply
The last images taken by the beheaded journalist James Foley before his 2012 capture show the American was determined to share with the world the horror of the Syrian civil war. The journalist´s powerful work was often shot just yards away from explosions and gunfire, as he immersed himself in the conflict. It is clear just how close to the action Foley was as he films Syrian rebels coming under attack just yards from where he stands and travels in the back of a truck with armed men. Scroll down for videos -In one clip, Foley films rebels preparing to

Pentagon wants to arm Syrian
opposition but lacks the authority,
as Brits and Americans suggest
PARTNERING with Assad
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/22/2014 3:11:03 PM     Post Reply
A Pentagon spokesman said Friday that U.S. military leaders want permission to arm Syrian rebels who aim to overthrow Bashar al-Assad, but the declaration comes as a chorus of voices are suggesting a previously unthinkable partnership with the Syrian dictator to crush the Islamist terror group ISIS. ´We do not have the authorities now to begin a train-and-equip program with the moderate Syrian opposition,´ Rear Admiral John Kirby told reporters during a press briefing. ´We want to have those authorities and we want to have the resources that go with it.´ ´We´re still working on that right now,´ he added.

Reporter Sues St. Louis County Court for
Michael Brown’s Juvenile Arrest Record
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 3:10:30 PM     Post Reply
The last video of 18 year-old Michael Brown shows the Normandy High School graduate robbing a local convenience store. On Friday reporter Charles Johnson sued the St. Louis County Court for Michael Brown’s juvenile arrest record. Via Got News: Got News filed a lawsuit against St. Louis County court today to obtain the juvenile arrest records of Michael Brown after the court denied his request. Brown was killed in a controversial altercation with Officer Darren Wilson. Got News editor-in-chief Charles C. Johnson was told by two different law enforcement sources from St. Louis that Brown had a juvenile arrest record but that that report

  


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Senior Pentagon official: Marines
followed a ‘jackass’ to find insurgents
Washington Post, by Dan Lamothe    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 3:05:36 PM     Post Reply
It’s the kind of story that gets shared around the smoke pit at military bases for years. Robert Work, the deputy secretary of defense, shared a “true story” with U.S. troops while visiting Guam yesterday and it showed the spirit and ingenuity that enlisted personnel bring to the job. A retired Marine colonel, Work said that while Marines were on patrol in Afghanistan, they saw Afghan men apparently hiding improvising explosive devices. The Marines rules of engagement, however, wouldn’t allow them to attack. They had to figure out if there actually was a threat first, Work said. The Marines approached, and the

Photo implies ISIS threat to Chicago
WGN-TV, by Mark Suppelsa    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 8/22/2014 3:01:31 PM     Post Reply
There is another chilling Chicago connection in the battle between the US. and extreme Islamic militants isil (ISIS). First there’s the beheading of the journalist who was the Northwestern graduate. Now WGN Investigates has found an online war of words and disturbing images that includes an implied threat to a Chicago landmark building. It’s a nasty, sometimes horrible back and forth coming on the heels of U.S. bombing of ISIS forces in Iraq involving Facebook and Twitter pages with titles like, #AMessageFromISIStoUS and vice versa. Near the top of this [edited for nanny] for tat is the gruesome video and

Among Whites, Protests Stir a Range
of Emotions and a Lot of Perplexity
New York Times, by Campbell Robertson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/22/2014 3:00:55 PM     Post Reply
CLAYTON, Mo. — The march of clergy members, black and white and demanding a full investigation into police actions in St. Louis County, wound from the well-groomed and highly regarded high school, past the curious onlookers out for sushi or Starbucks, and finally to the county prosecutor’s office. Wednesday was the first day that demonstrations reached Clayton, the affluent and mostly white county seat, 20 minutes and a million miles away from Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death on Aug. 9 and protesters and the police have clashed violently in the streets. Here in Clayton, where Mr.

Brother of James Foley says U.S.
´could have done more´
Los Angeles Times, by Christine Mai-Duc    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/22/2014 2:55:55 PM     Post Reply
A brother of slain American journalist James Foley said Friday the U.S. government could have done more to help him escape the militant group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, which had demanded a $132-million ransom before beheading him in a grisly video released this week. “There’s more that could have been done directly on Jim’s behalf,” said Michael Foley, 38, in an interview with Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric. “I really, really hope that in some ways, Jim’s death pushes us to take another look at our approach, our policy to terrorist and hostage negotiations, and rethink that.”

After Israeli airstrikes, Hamas
kills 18 suspected informers
Los Angeles Times, by Laura King    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/22/2014 2:52:31 PM     Post Reply
At least 18 Palestinians accused of spying for Israel were executed Friday in the Gaza Strip on the orders of a self-appointed Palestinian “revolutionary court,” Hamas-linked media and witnesses reported. Meanwhile, in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, a rocket fired from Gaza made a direct hit on a synagogue, badly damaging the structure and causing minor injuries to at least two people, Israeli media said. The escalating violence in the 6-week-old war follows this week’s collapse of a series of cease-fires and an abrupt suspension of interim negotiations that had been taking place in Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Since

  



Netanyahu: Hamas Will
Pay a Heavy Price
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Elad Benari    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/22/2014 2:41:48 PM     Post Reply
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday evening warned Hamas that it would “pay a heavy price” after a four-year-old boy was killed in a mortar attack on southern Israel. "On behalf of the citizens of Israel, I express my deep sorrow and send condolences to the family of the child. [Snip] Meanwhile, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, condemned the incident as well. “I´ve just heard the terrible news that a 4-year-old child was killed by a mortar strike in the south. I condemn in the strongest terms this outrageous terrorist attack and offer condolences to the boy´s family.

Mike Brown “Shot In The Top Of His Head” –
Eric Holder Should Be Familiar
With Defensive Shots To The
Head – Specifically To The Top of The*
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/22/2014 2:40:42 PM     Post Reply
If, as Benjamin Crump has declared, a shot to the top of the head is evidence of “execution” then U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has some explaining to do… Major Hat Tip to Treeper ‘Legion of One’ who remembered a recent FBI shooting with considerable familiarity to the current shooting death of Mike Brown. (Snip) According to Daryl Parks and Benjamin Crump there is no way such a shot could be received if Officer Darren Wilson was simply shooting from a distance in self defense. However, we’ve discovered a recent incident that could wipe out that claim entirely. Ironically, an incident General Eric Holder should

Crisis in Darby: New financial crunch
may force oldest library in
U.S. to close its doors
Delaware County Daily Times (PA), by Kevin Tustin    Original Article
Posted By: bldrrepub- 8/22/2014 2:02:30 PM     Post Reply
The final chapter may have been written in the story of the Darby Free Library. After 271 years of operation, America’s oldest public library may close its doors indefinitely at the end of the year if it can’t get the necessary funding to stay open. “I see us closing until we get adequate funding to operate,” said Jay McCalla, president of the library’s board of directors. “Without money, we can’t be a library.” On top of a growing debt of $15,000, more than $7,000 worth of electrical work is needed in the 19th-century building at 1001 Main St. With overall debt likely to increase to $25,000 next year, closing seems inevitable.
Source corrected by Staff

Let’s play ‘What if a GOP’er
Said It’ with Harry Reid’s
racially insensitive jokes
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/22/2014 2:00:01 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) found himself in some hot water on Friday. According to Time Magazine’s Zeke Miller, the Senate Majority Leader “drew laughter from an Asian audience Thursday with a pair of Asian-themed jokes.” “I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are,” Reid said, deploying an Asian stereotype with batting an eye. “One problem that I’ve had today is keeping my Wongs straight,” he added, noting that the common Asian surname has apparently made it difficult for him to distinguish one Asian-American from another. LOL. Oh, gosh. That’s just Harry being his precocious self,

White House: That round of golf
after the Foley video was released
doesn’t show the depth of Obama’s grief
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/22/2014 1:56:53 PM     Post Reply
Oh, I don’t know.He seems pretty grief-stricken here, no? (Snip) Ask yourself this, though. Is “optics” really just a Beltway parlor game? My hunch about most low-information voters, a.k.a. most voters, is that they’d struggle to name who the vice president is when asked. We’re lucky if they’re cognizant of what happened to James Foley at all, let alone Obama’s reaction to it. “As a general rule, I think that he’s right that you can’t be held hostage to the news cycle — the man deserves a bit of downtime,” said Jim Manley, a longtime Democratic strategist. “But in this particular instance, I think a lot

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