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Cash raised for Mo. cop
surpasses Brown donations
USA Today, by Natalie DiBlasio    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/24/2014 6:57:05 AM     Post Reply
Online fundraisers for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson surpassed the amount of money raised for Michael Brown´s family as the officer´s supporters gathered at an afternoon rally Saturday. Supporters of Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., came to Barney´s Sports Pub in south St. Louis. "Many of us have received death threats toward ourselves and our families," said one speaker, wearing sunglasses, paint beneath her eyes and a baseball cap. "We will not hide. We will no longer live in fear … If you support Darren Wilson, make your voices heard." She refused

Why Interest Rates
Need to Stay Low
New York Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 8/24/2014 6:52:50 AM     Post Reply
A sharp debate within the Federal Reserve over when to raise interest rates was publicly aired last week at the annual central bankers’ conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo. On one side is a small yet vocal minority of Fed officials who want to head off inflation by raising rates sooner rather than later. On the other is a majority that thinks a near-term rate hike would stifle growth and, with it, any chance of restoring health to the labor market. That group includes Janet Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, and most members of the Fed’s policy committee. Continue reading the main story Related

Why Is It So Hard for
Employers to Fill These Jobs?
Daily Signal, by Stephen Moore    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/24/2014 6:48:27 AM     Post Reply
America has a deficit of workers. Willing workers. Capable workers. Skilled, or at least semi-skilled workers, who can do a job and do it well. There are at least one million jobs that go begging day after day if only employers could find workers to fill them. This probably seems hard-to-believe. After all, how can America have a worker shortage when we have about 18 million Americans who are unemployed or underemployed? When the real unemployment rate is 12 percent? (Snip) But there are also millions of unemployed Americans who don’t have the skill sets to match what employers are in need

  


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Vermont Restaurant Removes
Bacon Sign Due to Muslim
Opposition and Safety Concerns
Breitbart Texas, by Michelle Moons    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/24/2014 6:36:49 AM     Post Reply
Local Winooski, Vermont restaurant Sneakers Bistro has removed a sign that read, “Yield Sneakers Bacon” citing opposition from a Muslim community member and safety concerns. The sign was put up as part of a city program that allows businesses to post an advertisement in an area where they have helped maintain city flowerbeds. The sign that read “Yield Sneakers Bacon” was removed after a woman, identifying herself as a Muslim, posted in an online community forum, stating she was personally offended by the sign, according to a WPTZ News report. WPTZ wrote that the woman who complained online called the

When ´Something Amazing
Happened´ in Paris
American Thinker, by Michael J. Fahy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/24/2014 6:09:46 AM     Post Reply
“They have come! The Americans are here!” Seventy years ago, August 25 (D-Day+80), Paris was liberated by the American 4th Infantry Division. Ike had planned to bypass Paris; liberation was an afterthought. As American and French liberators entered the city from opposite sides, Parisians poured into the streets. Vichy socialist snipers fired into the crowd but were quickly silenced by infantry return fire. The elated Parisians erupted into a citywide party to greet the Americans with flowers, kisses, and wine. Paris was again the City of Light. Chicago journalist Ernest Hemingway, who had accompanied Americans in the seventh wave to

US, UK ´getting closer´ to identifying
journalist´s killer as British-born
ISIS fighters scrutinized
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/24/2014 6:04:33 AM     Post Reply
American and British intelligence officials reportedly are "getting closer" to identifying the Islamic State fighter who beheaded American journalist James Foley in a video released last week by the militant group formerly known as ISIS. The Sunday Times reported that MI5 and MI6, Britain´s two major intelligence agencies, had identified the man who did the brutal deed, though he had not been publicly identified. A counterterrorism source told Fox News that the investigation was moving forward and slowly eliminating individuals of interest. The source also told Fox News that the FBI had opened a crisis file shortly after Foley was

Victory is not inevitable
Fox News, by Gov. Bobby Jindal    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 8/24/2014 6:02:15 AM     Post Reply
My blood is still boiling over the recent murder by beheading of an American citizen at the hands of the terrorist group ISIL, or ISIS, or whatever these murderous fools call themselves. Their real name is EVIL. I listened to the president last week as he appropriately conveyed Americans’ revulsion at this savage act and our grief at the Foley family’s loss. As usual, the president’s words were very eloquent. To his credit, the president was unequivocal regarding the evil of this terrorist group, and he took the time to list some of their crimes against humanity. But

  


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Depends on the Meaning of ISIS
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/24/2014 5:59:23 AM     Post Reply
Following the horrific ISIS beheading of an American journalist, James Foley, we are led to believe that the president is beginning to rethink the issue of terrorism, or so we gather from the comments of Ben Rhodes, his deputy national security advisor. When you see somebody killed in such a horrific way, that represents a terrorist attack,” [Ben Rhodes, the White House’s deputy national security advisor] said. “That represents a terrorist attack against our country and against an American citizen.” As is common with the garbled uncoordinated messaging of the administration, Rhodes´ characterization just makes it worse that Obama very publicly went

Et Tu?
National Review, by David Pryce-Jones    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/24/2014 5:39:22 AM     Post Reply
Those who knew James Foley speak well of him. He seems to have met a dreadful death with courage. His final statement as put out by his murderers was a puzzle, however. (Snip) I assumed that his Islamic State murderers had dictated what he was to say, with the threat of torture if he did not sound sincere. Not a bit of it. Daniel Greenfield is a reliable journalist, and he writes an article to spell out that Foley held the United States in contempt and had gone to Syria to associate with the Sunni rebels and help them overthrow

Gun-rights group persuading
dozens of towns to repeal
firearms regs in legal blitz
Fox News, by Barnini Chakraborty    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/24/2014 5:34:18 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – A Washington state-based gun rights group is steadily persuading cities and towns across the country to repeal local firearms regulations and give that power back to the states. The organization, the Second Amendment Foundation, is working to invalidate city ordinances by arguing that they´re in conflict with looser state regulations. So far, it seems to be working. The group says it´s been able to overturn more than 100 gun-related ordinances this way, most recently in Utah. “We’re going state by state, going through every single ordinance of every city and county in every state and finding where the

Eric Holder shows he isn´t
interested in real justice
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/24/2014 5:34:01 AM     Post Reply
Eric Holder candidly acknowledged his objective in the Michael Brown case when he stated, “my commitment. . .is, long after this tragic story no longer receives this level of attention, the Justice Department will continue to stand with Ferguson.” One might have hoped that the Justice Department’s commitment in this instance would be to justice, rather than to standing with any particular group or geographic location. The two goals are at odds, although it’s possible that they could converge in the same result. Justice is supposed to be blind. Thus, it cannot stand with any group or entity. Before its processes

  


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The Growing Blue-State Diaspora
New York Times, by Robert Gebeloff & David Leonhardt    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/24/2014 5:30:41 AM     Post Reply
Californians have moved to Colorado and Nevada. Massachusetts natives have moved to New Hampshire. New Yorkers have moved to North Carolina and Virginia — and, of course, have continued moving to Florida. Over the last few decades, residents of many traditionally liberal states have moved to states that were once more conservative. And this pattern has played an important role in helping the Democratic Party win the last two presidential elections and four of the last six. The growth of the Latino population and the social liberalism of the millennial generation may receive more attention, but the growing diaspora of blue-state

Obama, Standing Undaunted for the
Unpopular Principle... of His Leisure Time
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/24/2014 5:23:21 AM     Post Reply
President Obama Doesn’t Care What We Think About His Golfing. After that brutal New York Daily News cover Thursday afternoon, hitting him for going golfing right after his remarks about the beheading of American, President Obama responded Thursday afternoon… by going golfing. President Obama doesn’t care if the optics are bad. He doesn’t care if there’s an awful contrast because UK Prime Minister David Cameron canceled his vacation plans. He doesn’t care if he’s getting grief from once-stalwart fans like Chris Matthews and Maureen Dowd. He doesn’t care if Congressional Democrats are openly griping about his disinterest and disconnect in the New

Couple wins $2.4 million from
fabled Las Vegas slot machine
Los Angeles Times, by Matt Hansen    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/24/2014 5:18:11 AM     Post Reply
A New Hampshire couple won a $2.4-million jackpot at a vaunted Las Vegas slot machine, ending a 20-year run in which many contestants tried and failed to coax a giant payout from the recalcitrant machine. Walter and Linda Misco of Chester, N.H., played for five minutes Friday night before inserting a $100 bill into the "Lion´s Share" slot machine at the MGM Grand and hitting the jackpot. The game, which is the last progressive slot machine left on the casino´s floor, had tempted players since the 1990s with its ever-increasing jackpot. The casino said it was the most popular slot

Now Michelle Obama Has Caused America’s
‘Best Cafeteria Cookie’ To Be Outlawed
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/24/2014 5:11:52 AM     Post Reply
An eruption of aggravation about what American schoolchildren can no longer eat in school cafeterias is never far away in the Obama era. Now, thanks to federal intervention that first lady Michelle has made her signature issue, students in all 11 taxpayer-funded public schools in Elyria, Ohio cannot enjoy the famous Elyria pink cookie anymore. This cookie is no ordinary cookie, according to The Chronicle-Telegram, the Cleveland suburb’s local newspaper. It’s a velvety, cake-like, scrumptious delicacy glazed with a huge dollop of sugary pink icing. Cleveland magazine dubbed the Elyria pink cookie the “Best Cafeteria Cookie” in 2009. Locals will even call up

  


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How a Real Air War
Could Demolish ISIS
Daily Beast, by Clive Irving    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/24/2014 5:09:19 AM     Post Reply
History has shown that air power can be a deciding factor in battles, if only the Arab states would use it against ISIS. With sickening snuff videos and viral postings of mass executions, ISIS has developed the projection of terror way beyond any predecessor. It has also managed to make itself seem more militarily formidable than it actually is. Even though its capacity as a training camp and assignment center for jihadists who can be sent to blow people up in Europe, the U.S. and Asia poses an extreme new danger, this should not be confused with its threat as a

Congress passes laws for reasons
and Obama must obey them
Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/24/2014 5:06:06 AM     Post Reply
Whether the trade of five senior Taliban terrorists for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was politically or militarily wise remains a matter of intense disagreement in some quarters. One thing that is not controversial is that how the trade was done violated federal law, according to the Government Accountability Office, the independent government watchdog agency for Congress. On Thursday, the GAO wrote in response to queries from Republican senators that in ordering the trade, President Obama violated two laws. First, he violated the funding law for the Department of Defense this year, which forbade funds from being used to release

Welcome mat is out
Boston Herald, by Howie Carr    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/24/2014 4:56:57 AM     Post Reply
So the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the other day that when it comes to terrorist attacks by ISIS, certain countries “because of open borders and immigration issues, it’s an immediate threat.” Open borders? Immigration issues? What nation could Army Gen. Martin Dempsey possibly be speaking of? As it turns out, Dempsey is a good bureaucrat, an Obama Kool-Aid drinker from way back, and he was referring to the “southern border” of NATO. Whew, that’s a relief. Besides, the U.S. doesn’t have any borders anymore, open or otherwise. Who are these nattering nabobs of negativism, these nervous nellies screaming about ISIS? Gov.

Scotland the Brave
Weekly Standard, by Sara Lodge    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/24/2014 4:54:39 AM     Post Reply
If at first you don’t secede, try, try again. This might be the motto of Alex Salmond’s Scottish National party, which since 1934 has been advocating the proposition that Scotland should be an independent country, governed not from London but from Edinburgh and able to make its own policy decisions about defense, immigration, taxation, and spending. On September 18, Scots will finally face a referendum about their future. Do they wish to continue to be part of the United Kingdom or to go it alone under their own flag—the blue and white saltire—into a new Caledonian era? The timing of

Why comedians and ‘SNL’ are
shielding President Obama
New York Post, by Kyle Smith    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/24/2014 4:51:38 AM     Post Reply
At last, we know the reason why comedy writers don’t make fun of President Obama much. It turns out the man is completely unmockable. We learn this from Jim Downey, the longtime “Saturday Night Live” specialist in political japery. “If I had to describe Obama as a comedy project, I would say, ‘Degree of difficulty, 10 point 10,’” the writer says in the expanded new edition of the “SNL” oral history book, “Live from New York.” “It’s like being a rock climber looking up at a thousand-foot-high face of solid obsidian, polished and oiled,” Downey says. “There’s not a single thing to grab

  



Obama’s golf outing after Foley
beheading was a huge mistake
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/24/2014 4:50:15 AM     Post Reply
Sometimes a round of golf is just a round of golf. And sometimes it reveals the ­essence of a man. President Obama’s decision to hit the links and yuk it up with pals immediately after speaking about the beheading of James ­Foley was no ordinary mistake. Nor was it a simple gaffe. The decision continues to cause an uproar because, like an X-ray, there is no escaping the image. It shows there is no there there. With even his media praetorian guard appalled, the golf outing is sparking a wider understanding that Obama is hollow, empty of the routine qualities Americans expect from

Romney Having Fun With
Political Resurrection
PJ Media, by Rob Longley    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/24/2014 4:44:18 AM     Post Reply
BECKLEY, W.Va. — As the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney was criticized at times for an often-wooden stage presence and stilted delivery that left voters underwhelmed and unimpressed. But it was a very different Mitt Romney on display Tuesday during a rally here for GOP Senate hopeful Shelley Moore Capito and two House candidates, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins. Wearing jeans and a blue windowpane dress shirt, Romney came across more like the candidate many Republicans wished he’d been two years ago: relaxed, self-assured, amiable — even “effervescent,” according to one woman. “He’s being himself,” said Joanne Tripp, one of about 500

Deep Pockets, Dark Goals: How
Will ISIS Keep Funding Terror?
NBC News, by Robert Windrem    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/24/2014 4:40:39 AM     Post Reply
Ransom payments for kidnap victims, crimes like extortion and robbery and, lately, oil sales are believed to have brought in “hundreds of millions of dollars” for ISIS during its two-year reign of terror, U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News. But the group is burning through money nearly as quickly, fighting a two-front war in Syria and Iraq and trying to govern the self-declared “caliphate” it has established, they say. The Islamic terror group’s annual revenues are now at least comparable to the funding that al Qaeda had available during its heyday in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when U.S.

Was the Aurora theater shooting
“foreseeable” by owners?
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/24/2014 4:35:33 AM     Post Reply
The Denver Post is reporting that a lawsuit being brought by survivors and family members in the wake of the 2012 Aurora theater shooting against the theater may move forward. The owner of the Aurora movie theater that was the site of a deadly 2012 attack could have reasonably enough foreseen the danger of such an attack to be held liable for it, a federal judge ruled Friday. Noting “the grim history of mass shootings and mass killings that have occurred in more recent times,” U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson ruled that Cinemark — owner of the Century Aurora 16

U.S. strikes in Syria against Islamic State
would be hindered by intelligence gaps
Washington Post, by Greg Miller    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/24/2014 4:33:46 AM     Post Reply
A U.S. offensive in Syria against the radical Islamist group that beheaded an American journalist would likely be constrained by persistent intelligence gaps and an inability to rely on fleets of armed drones that have served as the Obama administration’s signature weapon against terrorist networks elsewhere, U.S. officials said. The Pentagon has conducted daily surveillance flights along Iraq’s border with Syria in recent weeks as part of a push to bolster U.S. intelligence on the Islamic State without crossing into Syrian airspace and risking the loss of aircraft to that nation’s air defenses, officials said.

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