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Scientists find secret of
reversing bad memories
Telegraph [UK], by Sarah Knapton    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/28/2014 5:23:40 AM     Post Reply
Bad memories of past trauma can leave people emotionally scarred for life. But now neuroscientists believe they can erase feelings of fear or anxiety attached to stressful events, in a breakthrough which could help treat depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers at MIT, US, have discovered which brain circuits attach emotions to memories, and crucially, how to reverse the link. They managed to ‘switch off’ feelings of fear in mice which had been conditioned to feel anxious. It is likely the same technique could be used in humans. “In our day to day lives we encounter a variety of events and episodes that give

Obama tries, but he
cannot avoid evil
Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/28/2014 5:21:05 AM     Post Reply
Ever since Ronald Reagan the warmonger landed in Washington (or since George McGovern said "Come home, America") liberals longed for a foreign policy president who was up to their standards, was as "thoughtful" as they were, and understood all their dreams. Someone who knew that talk of evil and good was always sophomoric, that the resort to force always was counterproductive, and that the crazy idea that this country was special — promoted by yahoos like Abraham Lincoln — was better described by their own Michael Kinsley as just another excuse to break rules. Came the dawn and they got him,

Obama and the Democrats’ problem
with military voters is growing
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/28/2014 5:02:00 AM     Post Reply
President Obama is becoming increasingly alienated from our uniformed military, military households and veterans. Need proof? Look no further than the speech he gave yesterday at the American Legion’s national convention in Charlotte. The reaction was politely described as “tepid” and, by all accounts, his applause lines fell flat with the audience of veterans, especially when explaining his foreign policy objectives. Even his overtures to the audience about fixing the Department of Veterans Affairs were met with relatively muted enthusiasm. I think the president’s speech got the worst reception of any he has given since his commencement address at West Point

  


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Boston bombers’ sister threatens
to bomb hubby’s baby mamma
New York Post, by Larry Celona    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/28/2014 4:54:29 AM     Post Reply
A sister of the Boston Marathon bombers was busted in New York City Wednesday for allegedly threatening to blow up her live-in lover’s baby mama, The Post has learned. Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, NJ, allegedly phoned the woman at her Harlem home on Monday and warned her to keep her distance or face explosive consequences. “Leave us alone. I know people who can put a bomb on you,” Tsarnaeva, 23, allegedly said. Law-enforcement sources said Tsarnaeva’s boyfriend, George Briones, is currently embroiled in a bitter custody dispute with his ex over their three kids. The woman told cops

MSNBC’s Conflict of Interest: Al Sharpton
Accuracy in Media, by Roger Aronoff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/28/2014 4:52:31 AM     Post Reply
The day before Al Sharpton’s particular brand of civil rights activism led him to speak at Michael Brown’s funeral, The New York Times was celebrating him with a softball piece that outlined Sharpton’s strong connections to the Obama administration, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, and even New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. What do all these leaders have in common? They lean left—hard left. Or as the motto of MSNBC, where Sharpton has a weekday show, puts it, they “lean forward.” But Sharpton’s leftward leanings weren’t the subject of the feature by the Times. Instead, authors Nikita Stewart and Jason Horowitz

Muslim Americans urge Kerry
for protection during Hajj
Washington Times, by Rahat Husain    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/28/2014 4:50:30 AM     Post Reply
A coalition of more than two dozen American Muslim groups sent a letter Tuesday to Secretary of State John Kerry, asking for the protection of religious freedoms for Muslims that travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Islamic pilgrimage called “Hajj.” The letter comes almost a year after American Muslims were singled out and attacked with knives and blades after being insulted with slurs during the 2013 Hajj. Victims of the assault claim that not only did Saudi police refuse to assist; the U.S. Embassy ignored them as well. The letter comes at a critical time, as American Muslims will

Constitutional chutzpah
New York Post, by Seth Lipsky    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/28/2014 4:42:28 AM     Post Reply
There are three ways something can become what the US Constitution calls the “supreme law of the land.” It can be made part of the Constitution by amendment, it can be passed by Congress as a law or it can be ratified by the Senate as a treaty. President Obama can’t get his climate-change agreement made supreme law of the land by any of those constitutional routes. Not even close. The Republican House doesn’t want it. The Democratic Senate won’t act. That’s because the people don’t want it. They’re no dummies. Even in drought-stricken California, the Hill newspaper reports, Democratic candidates for

  


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Two legal guests tell CNN their Brown
shooting audio might be a hoax
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/28/2014 4:37:42 AM     Post Reply
For more than 24-hours, CNN has been regularly playing a clip of audio which purports to reveal the exact moment when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson. Each time it was played, the CNN anchors and hosts noted that the sound could not be independently verified by the network, but it was just too good to wait to play it for viewers. CNN’s ratings have been phenomenal since the violence in Ferguson erupted, and the network has displayed a tendency in the past to latch onto any development no matter how dubious that keeps a ratings-grabbing story alive.

Across the Country, the
Federal Government Fights
for Muslim Worship Spaces
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/28/2014 4:35:10 AM     Post Reply
The government of the United States is suing the town of St. Anthony, Minnesota, a Twin Cities suburb with a population a little over 8,000, to force the town to allow development of an Islamic center in an area reserved for industrial development. It is a minor news story, but one that sheds light on broader legal and cultural trends. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that its City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center. … “An injustice has been done,” U.S. Attorney

The Ferguson Debacle
PJ Media, by Jack Dunphy    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/28/2014 4:26:29 AM     Post Reply
The Media About ten years ago, I learned a valuable lesson in how some news reporters operate. There had been a series of racially charged incidents between black and Hispanic residents in South Central Los Angeles, and on this particular day the friction erupted in a chaotic scene at a public high school. Scores of students engaged in a melee on the campus at lunchtime, requiring a large police response to restore order. Anxious parents, already aware of previous incidents at the school, heard the sirens and the police helicopter and flocked to the streets outside the campus, which remained closed

What President Obama could
learn from Queen Elizabeth
Fox News, by Lee Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/28/2014 4:21:22 AM     Post Reply
When even left wing journalists and foreign newspapers begin to question President Obama’s commitment to duty in the face of the world’s current turbulence, our country´s leader should take a cue from a revered and respected chief of state who is known for commitment to duty and service to nation rather than for golf outings and fundraisers. Over the weekend, columnist Maureen Dowd noted her disapproval in Sunday´s New York Times, commenting on Obama’s “…grinning in a golf cart juxtaposed with ones of James Foley’s parents crying, and a distraught David Cameron rushing back from his vacation after only one day…” Recently

  


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McConnell: ´Remember me? I am
the guy that gets us out of shutdowns´
CNN, by Dana Bash    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/28/2014 4:16:55 AM     Post Reply
In his strongest words to date, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tried to quash talk that he would allow another government shutdown if he becomes Senate majority leader next year. "Of course not. Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns," McConnell told CNN in an exclusive interview Wednesday. "It´s a failed policy," he said of shutdowns. Earlier this month, Politico reported that, if selected majority leader, McConnell plans to tell the president to accept bills reining in the administration´s policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown. Last year´s government shutdown was hardly a

One Midwest High School,
Two American Terrorists
ABC News, by Brian Ross*    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/28/2014 4:12:31 AM     Post Reply
With the news that an American was among those killed recently while fighting on the side of the terror group ISIS in Syria came the revelation that he was classmates and close friends with another U.S. citizen who died in battle alongside a different anti-American extremist group on a different front line five years before. Douglas McAuthur McCain, a 33-year-old rapper, was identified by the White House Tuesday as having been killed in the bloody conflict in Syria. The Free Syrian Army, an opposition group that fights the government of President Bashar al-Assad as well as competing rebel groups, claimed on

A Look at the Islamic
state Militants in Syria
Associated Press, by Zeina Karam    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/28/2014 4:09:26 AM     Post Reply
BEIRUT -- As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day. There, in its power base, the Islamic State group controls thousands of square kilometers (miles) of territory, including most of Syria´s oil-producing region. In the areas under its control, it has established an elaborate governing system that oversees every aspect of people´s lives. The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria as a possible precursor for airstrikes against Islamic State targets there. U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of

Israeli Negotiator: Gazans Have
Nothing to Celebrate
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Moshe Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/28/2014 3:19:48 AM     Post Reply
Amos Gilad, the former IDF general who was a member of the Israeli negotiating team that worked on the Gaza ceasefire, said Thursday that the indirect negotiation process between Israel and Hamas was one of the most “tiring” experiences he had ever been through. “You sit for hours in a room, waiting for the minor changes made by either Hamas or the Egyptians to the agreement, many of them designed to trick you into making a bad deal,” Gilad said of the process. Negotiations took place in a Gaza hotel, with Israeli and Hamas terror officials sequestered in different rooms. Egyptian

  


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The mysterious Libya air strikes
are a sign of America´s waning
power in the Middle East
Telegraph [UK], by David Blair    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/28/2014 3:11:23 AM     Post Reply
The mystery over the air strikes in Libya’s capital appears to have been cleared up. US officials say that the military jets which bombed targets in Tripoli last week were from the air forces of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). [Snip] There are many important aspects to this affair, not least the sobering fact that air strikes can take place in Libya’s capital without anyone really knowing who was responsible. If that is not compelling evidence of Libya’s descent into a failed state, then I don’t know what is. But there is something else worth noting. Egypt and the

Ukraine Reports Russian
Invasion on a New Front
New York Times, by Andrew E. Kramer *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/28/2014 2:40:26 AM     Post Reply
Donetsk, Ukraine - Determined to preserve the pro-Russian revolt in eastern Ukraine, Russia reinforced what Western and Ukrainian officials described as a stealth invasion on Wednesday, sending armored troops across the border as it expanded the conflict to a new section of Ukrainian territory. (Snip) Russia, which has denied it is helping the insurgents, did not acknowledge the military movements. But the Russians have signaled that they would not countenance a defeat of an insurgency in the heavily Russian eastern part of Ukraine, which would amount to a significant domestic political setback for President Vladimir V. Putin of

Immigration judges´ union
wants independent court
Associated Press, by Alicia A. Caldwell    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/28/2014 2:31:11 AM     Post Reply
Washington - The federal immigration court system should be separated from the Justice Department and operated independently of federal law enforcement, the top two leaders of the immigration judges´ union said Wednesday. Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, said immigration judges act as arbiters in deportation cases being argued by Homeland Security Department lawyers but judges also are treated as attorneys for the government. As employees of DOJ´s Executive Office for Immigration Review, Marks said, the judges´ dual roles can potentially blur the lines for judges

Judge denies restraining
order in immigration case
Associated Press, by Christopher Sherman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/28/2014 2:24:25 AM     Post Reply
Brownsville, TX - A federal judge in Texas denied Wednesday a conservative activist´s request for an emergency stay to stop the government from transporting immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas to other states or releasing them on their own recognizance. In a complaint filed in July, Orly Taitz argued that by sending immigrant children and families to various states while South Texas was overwhelmed by an immigration surge, the U.S. government created a public health risk. She called for a two-month quarantine and medical screening for all immigrants detained after entering the country.

MH370 may have turned
south ´earlier´ than thought
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/28/2014 2:08:20 AM     Post Reply
Canberra - The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after a new clue to the plane´s possible location emerged, Australia said on Thursday. Fresh information suggested the jet "may have turned south" earlier than thought, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said. The detail came to light following "further refinement" of satellite data and as investigators attempted to map the plane´s position during a failed attempt to contact it earlier in its flight path. "The search area remains the same, but some of the information that we now have suggests to us

  



David Muir is ready to take over
as ABC’s World News anchor
New York Post, by Cindy Adams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/28/2014 1:58:57 AM     Post Reply
Tuesday, Sept. 2, post Labor Day, David Muir becomes ABC-TV’s “World News” anchor. The network’s made noises about his “tremendous intellect, unwavering work ethic, competitive drive, laserlike focus” blaah blaah. A pro, the guy’s paid his dues under rough circumstances. Also he’s gorgeous. Great hair. Perfect sideburns. Why replace triple-A Diane Sawyer? Because he’s 40, and she isn’t. TV brass would appreciate Rembrandt more today if he were 23 and schmearing a canvas in Soho. David “watched news at home at 12, wrote about it at 13 and, even when they drove me to school, excused myself to watch Peter Jennings.

FBI investigates alleged Russian
cyber attack on Wall Street
Telegraph [UK], by Philip Sherwell    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/28/2014 1:51:53 AM     Post Reply
New York - The FBI is investigating whether Russian hackers staged a cyber-attack on major Wall Street businesses this month in retaliation for US sanctions imposed over Ukraine, Bloomberg News reported last night. The Russian hackers allegedly stole large amounts of sensitive data from JP Morgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to sources familiar with the investigation. The FBI is also reportedly looking into possible links to recent hacking of large European financial institutions. The sophistication of the attacks appeared to be beyond the capability of normal criminal hackers, according to Bloomberg.

Mystery of how rocks move across
Death Valley lake bed solved
Los Angeles Times, by Louis Sahagun    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/28/2014 12:49:35 AM     Post Reply
The cracking sounds were ferocious. An ankle-deep, frozen lake in Death Valley National Park was breaking apart under sunny skies. As cousins Richard Norris and James Norris watched, a light wind began moving huge floes of ice across the surface of the water and into rocks weighing up to 200 pounds. Propelled by the ice masses, the rocks began to slide across the slick, muddy bottom of the normally dry lake bed, known as the Racetrack playa. (Snip) Rocks of various heft – some weighing 600 pounds or more – leave trails that wiggle like snakes or form complete loops or even

´I know people who can put a bomb on
you´: Boston Marathon bombing suspect´s
sister arrested ´for threatening to blow
up her boyfriend´s ex in Manhattan´
Daily Mail [UK], by Snejana Farberov    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/28/2014 12:35:55 AM     Post Reply
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev´s sister has been arrested for allegedly threatening to bomb a New York City woman. Police say Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, made the threat via telephone Monday and turned herself in earlier today. She is charged with aggravated harassment targeting her boyfriend´s former girlfriend who lives in Harlem. Police say the North Bergen, New Jersey, resident is due in court September 30. According to the New York City Police Department, Ms Tsarnaeva called her boyfriend’s ex and told her: ´I know people who can go over there and put a bomb on you.´ Police say Ailina´s boyfriend

British Imam: ´Sharia Is
Coming to a Place Near You´
Breitbart´s TV, by Ian Hanchett    Original Article
Posted By: sparky86- 8/28/2014 12:23:29 AM     Post Reply
London Imam Anjem Choudary declared “Sharia will be implemented in America, it’s coming,” and “Sharia is coming to a place near you” while defending the actions of ISIS on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Choudary reacted to the murder of journalist James Foley by saying “if the Americans bomb and murder hundreds of thousands of people and they torture people and they continue to do so in Guantanamo Bay obviously this will have repercussions.” He claimed that forced conversion of Christians by ISIS “didn´t happen.” He also denied the persecution of the Yazidis, stating “the Yazidis

Will the Prez Call Out…The Oracle?
Fox Business, by Neil Cavuto    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/27/2014 11:56:47 PM     Post Reply
If you’re waiting for President Obama to pull a Walgreen (WAG) on Burger King (BKW), you’re probably one pickle short of a whopper. Because it ain’t happening. By now you’ve heard that Burger King has just scooped up Canadian coffee-and-doughnut giant Tim Hortons in a roughly $11 billion deal, and will move its headquarters there. BK’s CEO insists the deal won’t save much on taxes – the company presently pays an adjusted tax rate of about 27%, which is about the prevailing tax rate in Canada. Others dispute that math, since Canada provides many more tax incentives and loopholes that

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