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´Underestimated´ Ebola outbreak spreads
USA Today, by Natalie DiBlasio    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/23/2014 2:48:50 PM     Post Reply
Ebola continues to spread in West Africa as Sierra Leone voted to pass a new amendment imposing jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient. With 142 new cases recorded, the total number is now 2,615 with 1,427 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday. The group added that the magnitude of the Ebola outbreak has been "underestimated." "Many families hide infected loved ones in their homes," the organization wrote in an assessment. "Others deny that a patient has Ebola and believe that care in an isolation ward — viewed as an incubator of the disease — will lead to infection and certain death.

Shias in Iraq town under ISIS siege
face risk of ´massacre,´ UN says
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/23/2014 2:43:19 PM     Post Reply
The United Nations warned Saturday that a northeast Iraq town under siege by Islamic State militants since June faces risk of a "massacre," if urgent action is not taken to rescue residents. Militants have surrounded the small Shia Turkmen community of Amerli, roughly 110 miles north of Baghdad, drawing comparisons to Islamic State´s siege of Mount Sinjar, where thousands of Yazidi were trapped for weeks before U.S. air strikes drove the militants away and allowed the innocent civilians to escape the bloodthirsty jihadists. But this time, those trapped are Shia Muslims, who are reviled by the mostly Sunni Islamic State fighters.

Lauren Bacall leaves
thousands to pampered dog
Telegraph [UK], by Rob Crilly    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 2:36:21 PM     Post Reply
Lauren Bacall, one of the last great actresses of cinema´s golden era, has left $10,000 (£6,000) to her pampered dog Sophie. The star, nicknamed "The Look" for her smouldering on-screen presence, died this month at the age of 89 in New York, the city where she was born and raised. Her estate documents show she left $26.6 million, split between her three children, plus a special bequest to her beloved papillon dog. That money will go to her youngest son, Sam Robards, 53, to ensure that Sophie continues to live in the manner to which she is accustomed. Neighbours frequently

  


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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Iraq,
Immigration and 2016
Wall Street Journal, by Reid J. Epstein    Original Article
Posted By: Abigail4- 8/23/2014 1:59:48 PM     Post Reply
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is thinking about running for president in 2016, and says he’s “always very humbled to be mentioned” among would-be Republican standard-bearers. But he’s not yet in the business of laying out a grand idea of why he should get a promotion from Indianapolis to the White House, remaining careful to not alienate his conservative base while trying to preserve his ability to appeal to moderates. (Snip) Mr. Pence, who served 12 years in the U.S. House before being elected governor in 2012, dodged questions about protests in Ferguson, Mo., and whether he’d vote to rescind President Barack Obama’s deferred-action

The coming apocalypse: Last week,
historian DOMINIC SANDBROOK wrote
a damning critique of the West´s
failure to halt Islamic fanatics.
Now, after a savage murder that
confirmed his worst fears,*
Daily Mail (UK), by Dominic Sandbrook    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/23/2014 1:59:43 PM     Post Reply
Dawn on August 23, and in the early morning haze there are already queues outside Britain’s petrol stations. Along the roads leading into major cities, the lines of cars snake for miles. Many drivers left while it was dark, hoping to beat the traffic through the anti-terrorist checkpoints. In central London, armed police are already on the streets, a familiar sight in these troubled times. Scroll down for video -(Snip) This is Britain in 2030: frightened, fractious and weary, its economy sunk in the longest depression in history, its people haunted by terrorism and war.

Isil: the world must tackle
this mass psychosis
Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 1:58:24 PM     Post Reply
We are not engaged in a religious war. This is not a confrontation between Islam and the West. To start from that premise is to place Isil (which should not be called by its presumptive title “Islamic State”) on precisely the ground it wishes to occupy. [Snip] The contest is not modern liberal democracy versus the Dark Ages. This is to impose meaning on what is, in truth, meaningless. There is nothing coherent or comprehensible at the heart of the homicidal Isil frenzy. It is just what it looks like: psychopathic nihilism. Indeed, it may be worse than counterproductive to

A plan to fight Islamic State
Wall Street Journal, by Daniel Byman    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/23/2014 1:42:41 PM     Post Reply
When President Barack Obama called the Islamic State a "cancer" on Wednesday, the description may have been more apt than he intended. The Sunni jihadist group is indeed a malignant tumor metastasizing in the body of the Middle East. But like cancer, it will be stubbornly difficult to defeat—and some of the cures could end up killing the patient. The spread has been shockingly quick. In June, the Islamic State surged deeper into Iraq, taking Mosul, Iraq´s second-largest city, advancing close to Baghdad and threatening Kurdish territory. The group even declared a "caliphate." Only Mr. Obama´s Aug. 7 decision to

  


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US considers air strikes in Syria
after murder of James Foley
Telegraph [UK], by Rob Crilly    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 1:36:32 PM     Post Reply
The US is considering escalating its assault on Islamic State and the Levant extremists with air raids, drone strikes and special forces operations inside Syria following the murder of James Foley, an American journalist. Barack Obama has so far resisted calls for attacks inside Syria, and justified similar operations in Iraq as protecting US forces or preventing the genocide of religious minorities at the hands of Sunni fundamentalists. However, the graphic video of Mr Foley’s death has brought a hardening of Washington’s position. Benjamin Rhodes, the president’s deputy national security adviser, told reporters in Martha’s Vineyard, where Mr Obama is

Ferguson protesters confront Jesse
Jackson: ‘When you going to
stop selling us out?’
Washington Times, by Phillip Swarts    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/23/2014 1:28:36 PM     Post Reply
A group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo., confronted civil rights activist Jesse Jackson in a McDonald’s parking lot, saying they believed he was in the town for his own gain and not to support protesters. “When you going to stop selling us out Jesse?” a protester shouts at Mr. Jackson in a video captured of the incident and first posted by conservative news site Western Journalism on Friday. “We don’t want you here in St. Louis! When you gonna stop selling us out, Jesse?” the person continues. Mr. Jackson largely remains silent during the confrontation, stating only that he is there to support the people of Ferguson and has met with the parents of

Thousands march in New York City
to protest police chokehold death
Reuters, by Natasja Sheriff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/23/2014 1:17:46 PM     Post Reply
New York - The Reverend Al Sharpton led thousands of chanting but peaceful activists in a march across Staten Island on Saturday to protest the death of Eric Garner, who died after New York City police put him in a banned chokehold last month. Protesters traveled by bus and ferry to join the rally over Garner, a 43-year-old black father of six, whose killing has become part of a larger national debate about how U.S. police use force, particularly on people who are not white. "If you can do it to him, then you can do it to any citizen and we are not going to be silent when that happens," Sharpton said at a pre-rally speech

A Tale of Two Africas
Wall Street Journal, by Betsy McKay*    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/23/2014 1:17:30 PM     Post Reply
In 2000, the deadly Ebola virus struck Uganda. And like the current outbreak in West Africa, now the largest in history, Uganda was completely unprepared. Combating it in a remote northern district under siege from a rebel insurgency, Ugandan health authorities failed to stem an initial outbreak. Frightened residents—many displaced by militants and living in congested camps—hid their ill relatives, infecting themselves as they wiped away the sweat and blood of the sick or as they prepared infectious bodies for burial. Patients fled hospitals, spreading the disease. Health-care workers ran away too. Uganda defeated the epidemic several months later,

  


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Our Bien Pensant American Historians:
The New Friends of Hamas
PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/23/2014 12:37:30 PM     Post Reply
In July of 1945, an organization called the Friends of the Haganah was created by American Jews, to support the defense forces of the Jewish community in Palestine. They knew that the Yishuv — the name of the Palestinian Jews who had built up the basis for a future state — were living under the dire threat of constant attacks by the surrounding Arab states. How things have changed. Nowhere has this been illustrated better than in the recent petition signed by over 200 American historians (who now claim over 1000 signatures), condemning Israel for its “disproportionate” use of force and

Obamas head to Oak Bluffs fireworks
Cape Cod Times (MA), by Jason Kolnos, Eric Williams    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/23/2014 12:37:18 PM     Post Reply
OAK BLUFFS — President Barack Obama and his family continued their vacation with a bang Friday night. The Obamas watched the town´s annual fireworks show with White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett and friends, according to pool reports. The presidential motorcade arrived at Jarrett´s waterfront home near the Lookout Tavern just after 7:45 p.m. This is the same place that the first family took in the fireworks show last year. The fireworks began around 9 p.m. Inside the nearby Lookout Tavern, the crowds cheered and hollered with glee as the president and their family made the brief walk from the street to

Officer Who Pushed Don Lemon
Relieved of Duty After Racist
Rant Emerges
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/23/2014 12:19:02 PM     Post Reply
The same St. Louis police officer who was seen on CNN earlier this week pushing Don Lemon back during a live broadcast from Ferguson, Missouri, has been relieved of his duty after video emerged of an hour-long speech he delivered railing against African-Americans, the LGBT community and President Barack Obama. CNN reported the news about Officer Dan Page, who made the controversial remarks at an Oath Keepers meeting just months ago. “It’s wide-ranging inflammatory remarks about a lot of people, about women, about gay people,” Lemon reported. “He talks about the president of the United States. He speaks out against

US Border Patrol Erects More
Rescue Beacons for Illegals in Distress
Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/23/2014 12:02:01 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Border Patrol recently erected more desert rescue beacons near Tucson, beacons aimed at saving the lives of illegal aliens in distress. Reports revealed on Friday that the new beacons are part of an effort dubbed the Blue Light of Life campaign. The effort is designed to alert illegal immigrants to the dangers of crossing the desert-like stretches of our southern border and to give them aid if they face life threatening situations while doing so. "With assistance from the Arizona National Guard’s 2220th Transportation Company, 10 additional rescue beacons were strategically placed to save the lives of migrants

  


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Islamic State´s bootleg petro-state
may prove unsustainable
Al Jazeera [Doha, Qatar], by Michael Pizzi    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/23/2014 11:51:38 AM     Post Reply
With up to $2 million in daily revenue from black market oil, the Islamic State insurgency not only holds sway over swathes of Syria and Iraq but has also begun to lay the foundations to become a small petro-state. Such is the extent of the threat posed by the network that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday called the group “as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we’ve seen” and “beyond just a terrorist group.” But even as Western military leaders ratchet up rhetoric about the Islamic State, considered to be the world's wealthiest extremist network, analysts say the fledgling petro-state is already running into problems.

Group Identifies Towns Associated with
Releases of Immigrants Convicted of Homicide
Breitbart, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 8/23/2014 11:32:37 AM     Post Reply
The Center for Immigration Studies has tracked down the names of the cities and towns associated with the 169 criminal immigrants the Obama administration released last year. In an analysis of the data by CIS’ director of policy studies Jessica Vaughan, obtained in advance of its publication by Breitbart News, Vaughan broke down the cities and states in which the zip codes land. Thursday, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley released a recent letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealing the zip codes of most of the 169 immigrants convicted of homicide-related crimes who were awaiting deportation proceedings but released

ObamaCare´s Latest ´Accommodation´
to Contraception Mandate:
´Insulting Accounting Gimmick´
Breitbart Big Government, by Dr. Susan Berry    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/23/2014 11:29:53 AM     Post Reply
On Friday, the Obama administration issued its eighth “accommodation” to ObamaCare’s HHS contraception mandate, which requires most employers to provide free contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and abortion-inducing drugs to employees through their health insurance plans. Lori Windham, Senior Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which has represented many of the plaintiffs in their lawsuits against the Administration over the mandate, described the new rule in a press release as “the latest step in the administration’s long retreat on the HHS Mandate.” In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, this latest revision of the mandate once again

Gallup: Immigration More Important
Than Obamacare to Republican Voters
Breitbart, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 8/23/2014 11:29:03 AM     Post Reply
A new poll from Gallup has found that Republican voters think the immigration woe facing America is the most important issue in the country. Of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters, the Gallup poll found that 22 percent believe immigration is the “most important problem” in America. Republicans rank the issue as more important than dysfunctional government, the economy, unemployment and healthcare—for which 20 percent, 17 percent, 12 percent, and 9 percent, respectively, said it was the most important.

Everything You Should Know
About Doctor Who Before
the New Season Starts
Time Magazine, by Alex Fitzpatrick    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/23/2014 11:19:10 AM     Post Reply
A handy guide for Who-newbies: British sci-fi favorite Doctor Who returns to TV Saturday, airing at 8 p.m. ET on BBC America. This new season, the show’s eighth, also comes with a new leading man: Peter Capaldi, who’s playing the thirteenth Doctor. A new Doctor means it’s a great time for newbies to check out what the Doctor Who hubbub is all about — but before you say Allons-Y, Alonso, here’s everything you need to know about the show. What is Doctor Who?: Doctor Who is a British show about a time-traveling, universe-exploring, world-saving alien called The Doctor. It first aired in 1963 through 1989, then it was rebooted in 2005

  



Harry Reid apologizes for Asian
jokes: ‘Extremely poor taste’
Washington Times, by S.A. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/23/2014 10:59:37 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was forced to apologize Friday for racially-charged jokes he made in a speech to Asian business leaders in Las Vegas. The Nevada Democrat ribbed the crowd at a event by the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce about Asians not being “smarter than anybody else” and so many of them having the name “Wong.” “The Asian population is so productive. I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you have convinced a lot of us you are,” said Mr. Reid, as the crowd guffawed. He later joked: “One problem I’ve had today is keeping my Wongs straight.”

Iran opens new uranium-conversion
plant: ‘The process has begun’
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/23/2014 10:50:49 AM     Post Reply
Tehran, Iran - Iran inaugurated a new plant Saturday to convert a type of uranium into a material that cannot be used to make nuclear weapons as part of its interim atomic deal with world powers, its official news agency reported. The report by IRNA quoted Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s nuclear agency, saying that the plant will convert uranium hexafluoride, which can be used to make nuclear weapons and fuel. It will become uranium dioxide, which can only be used in nuclear reactors, he said. “The process has begun and we have implemented our commitment,” Salehi was quoted as saying.

Just Moseying Around in BHO Land
American Thinker, by Eileen F. Toplansky    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/23/2014 10:38:57 AM     Post Reply
Last week when I went to peruse the shelves at Barnes & Noble and used my educator card for a purchase, I was asked to show a photo ID. The next day, when I went for a planned medical procedure, I was required to display a photo ID. And finally, when I cashed a check at the local A&P, the cashier requested to see some identification. (snip) Late at night, I ponder why thousands of illegals are coming through the southern border and disappearing into the country, and I, a citizen of this country, need to prove that I am

Some Ferguson Protests
Start To Look Like “Occupy”
BuzzFeed, by Jim Dalrymple II    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/23/2014 10:35:16 AM     Post Reply
Ferguson, MO - Four nights ago, Ned Alexander IV and Steve Wash sat down in an overgrown parking lot and never left. The two men were among the hundreds of protesters who retreated from police late Tuesday during demonstrations over Michael Brown’s death on Aug. 9. But rather than fade into the surrounding neighborhoods for the night, Alexander and Wash — along with a handful of others — ran to an “approved assembly area” at the far end of protest zone on W Florissant. That night, with a cadre of police watching from across the street, Alexander told BuzzFeed the group wasn’t leaving. And sure enough, the next morning

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