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Russia Lies About Invading
Ukraine as It Invades Ukraine
Daily Beast, by Anna Nemtsova    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 5:14:35 AM     Post Reply
MOSCOW, Russia – Where U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have failed to make Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledge his ever-more-overt invasion of Ukraine and think about pulling back, Valentina Melnikova, the head of Russia’s famous Soldiers’ Mothers Committee, might just have a chance. Early Thursday morning, Melnikova started getting phone calls from Russian army bosses. All of them, from the deputy defense minister to the paratrooper division commanders, wanted to meet with the great matriarch of the Russian military. She had accused the entire high command, along with Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin of invading Ukraine and of committing

Remilitarize the World Police
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 5:08:06 AM     Post Reply
F-16s grounded. Blackhawks covered in foam. Just two Army brigades combat ready. Half the cruiser fleet rendered inoperable. New nukes delayed—for two years. The percentage of the economy devoted to defense at pre-9/11 levels. Bipartisan experts terrified of the consequences. America’s deterrent—our ability to discourage and respond to aggression—is gone. It was thrown away. First, President Obama cut defense massively, constraining the Pentagon and hollowing out the force. He was helped not only by Democrats in Congress but also by Republicans, who agreed to the budget sequester in 2011. Democrats want more money for social programs; Republicans want to cut the

Man without a plan
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 5:04:37 AM     Post Reply
Stating only the obvious, President Obama acknowledged Thursday that he is flummoxed at the moment as to how the U.S. should deal with ISIS, whose rampaging barbarians advertised the mass killing of roughly 100 prisoners shortly before he spoke. “We don’t have a strategy yet,” the President advised in a remark likely to indelibly stamp the remainder of his administration, because he offered no sign that the United States will have a sweeping anti-ISIS action plan in the foreseeable future. Obama freighted his latest press conference remarks about ISIS with so many conditions for applying U.S. military power that he has, in

  


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No One Heard Anything Obama Just Said
Because His Tan Suit Was So Loud
Atlantic Wire, by Arit John    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/29/2014 4:59:30 AM     Post Reply
President Obama gave an important press conference today and even took questions from the press, but all of this was overshadowed by the fact that Obama debuted one of the ugliest suits in the history of this great nation. The gist of Obama´s statement was that we don´t have a strategy to defeat ISIL in Syria yet. He also touched on Ukraine/Russia relations and the child migrant crisis. But instead of debating the validity of our foreign policy in the Middle East, Eastern Europe or Central America, Twitter abandoned its usually academic tone to focus on whether the tan (or

Criminalizing Conservatism
American Spectator, by Jon Cassidy    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 4:55:57 AM     Post Reply
Wisconsin has created a new type of political supervillain by combining the most reprehensible attributes of this nation’s two most infamous ogres of the last century — Joseph McCarthy and Richard Nixon. Start with McCarthy’s reckless and unsubstantiated allegations against random names on a list, his endless investigations that produced nothing but press coverage and ruined lives. Then take Nixon’s vindictiveness, his desire to use the mechanisms of state to crush his political enemies, and remove the legal impediments that kept him from doing much about it. Give him laws like Wisconsin’s. There never would have been any Cubans breaking into the

What was it really like behind
the scenes of ‘Mary Poppins’?
New York Post, by Barbara Hoffman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 4:52:30 AM     Post Reply
The life of a child actor is often nasty, brutish and short (Google Macaulay Culkin). But playing Jane Banks in “Mary Poppins” was all high-flying kites, carousel horses — and a free pass to Disney’s theme parks. “Uncle Walt spoiled us rotten!” says Karen Dotrice, 50 years after that Disney film opened on Aug. 26, 1964, and put “A Spoonful of Sugar” on everyone’s lips. Speaking from her summer home in Maine, the 58-year-old says her Disney days were magical, “especially for a girl from the English countryside.” True, she wasn’t just any country girl: Parents Roy and Kay Dotrice were

Yes we tan! Obama ridiculed for
wearing a ´used car salesman´ suit
to discuss crises in Iraq and Ukraine
Daily Mail [UK], by Snejana Farberov    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/29/2014 4:52:12 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama took the podium this afternoon to address serious foreign policy issues, including ISIS militants in Iraq, the ongoing civil war in Syria and the crisis in Ukraine - but all anyone could talk about was the commander-in-chief´s tan suit. Within minutes, Twitter lit up with some 4,000 comments about the president´s summery sartorial choice. Some users praised the fashion-forward leader of the free world for his bold selection, while others suggested that the taupe two-piece number, paired with a crisp white shirt and a striped grey tie, was not an appropriate ensemble for the occasion.

  


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Another look at a savvy loser
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 4:47:22 AM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney would defeat Barack Obama if they were matched again today. One or two polls say so. But they’re not matched today and a poll like that is only for a friendly conversation over a cup of coffee. It’s interesting because the Great Mentioner is mentioning Mr. Romney, despite his protests, as a possible for 2016, dropping his name into a stew with lots of carrots and potatoes but not much meat. Pundits and political correspondents leap for table crumbs like this in late August of an off-year campaign before the heavy shelling begins after Labor Day. How many times can

Hillary Is In No Rush
PJ Media, by Rich Baehr    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2014 4:35:03 AM     Post Reply
The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton will make her announcement that she is trying for a second time to become the Democratic nominee for president sometime in 2015. She will then go on to easily get nominated, and coast to a solid victory in the 2016 general election against any Republican nominee. Clinton’s presumed path to victory relies on a number of factors, including that her candidacy will enable Democrats to excite another key element of their base — female voters, particularly single women, much as Obama did in 2008 and 2012 with African American voters. If she runs, she

Legendary announcer finds
plot in every horse race
CBS News, by Chip Reid    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/29/2014 4:27:44 AM     Post Reply
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Track announcer Tom Durkin has no idea how many time´s he uttered three little words: "And they´re off!" But the phrase has been the opening refrain in a 40-year career, and the soundtrack to horse racing´s biggest moments, like the 1998 duel that cost Real Quiet the Triple Crown. "Victor Gallop - one final surge," he bellowed during the famous nail-biter. "It´s too close to call!!" He has called races for four decades. Now, at 63, he´s calling an end to the career he has loved. "This is my particular passion, describing the races, the competition" Durkin said.

´We don´t have a strategy yet´: Obama
stuns Washington by admitting he
is clueless about tackling ISIS
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/29/2014 4:25:33 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama said during a Thursday press conference that his administration doesn´t have a plan worked out yet for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria. [Snip] ´What I´ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we´re at than we currently are,´ Obama cautioned. He mentioned four times his intention to seek advice from Capitol Hill before deploying more military assets in the Middle East, likely in response to concerns from members of the House and Senate that he was unconstitutionally freezing them out.

  


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Don’t Confuse Being A Feminist
With Being A Perpetual Victim
The Federalist, by Mollie Hemingway    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/29/2014 4:24:22 AM     Post Reply
Could feminists stop encouraging women to see themselves as victims? Consider the story told us by one Emma Sullivan, a high-achieving young woman who was featured in a photo in the Gainesville Sun. This upset her greatly. The nature of her complaint is somewhat unclear. She was speaking at an annual gathering of “young professionals, emerging leaders, and grassroots community, education, government, and business leaders” called the iG Forum. She said she was honored to be chosen to speak there and was very excited to share the story of her company, which helps other companies market to college students. This is

How Movies Synchronize
the Brains of an Audience
Wired, by Greg Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/29/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
HOLLYWOOD, California—Picture a movie theater, packed for the opening night of a blockbuster film. Hundreds of strangers sit next to each other, transfixed. They tend to blink at the same time. Even their brain activity is, to a remarkable degree, synchronized. It’s a slightly creepy thought. It’s also a testament to the captivating power of cinema, says Uri Hasson, a psychologist at Princeton University. At a recent event hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hasson presented his research into what happens inside people’s brains when they watch movies. His work got a receptive but somewhat wary reaction

Fort Hood shooter says he
wants to become ´citizen´
of Islamic State caliphate
Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/29/2014 4:17:11 AM     Post Reply
The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a "citizen" of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group´s reach inside the U.S. The letter from Nidal Hasan, obtained by Fox News, comes after two Americans reportedly died fighting for ISIS in Syria. Sources late Wednesday identified the second as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis. Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McArthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New Hope

Mexico Operations Thwart
Child, Family Migrants
Associated Press, by Mark Stevenson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/29/2014 4:12:49 AM     Post Reply
CHAHUITES, Mexico -- The largest crackdown by Mexican authorities on illegal migration in decades has decreased the flow of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route. Convoys of Mexican federal police and immigration service employees in southern Mexico have begun scouring the tracks of the infamous freight train known as "La Bestia," or The Beast, hauling migrants from the rail cars and sending them to deportation centers. They have also set up moving roadblocks, checking the documents

  


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EU to ban high-energy hair
dryers, smartphones and kettles
Telegraph [UK], by Bruno Waterfeld, Emily Gosden    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/29/2014 2:43:29 AM     Post Reply
The European Union is considering pulling the plug on high-wattage hair dryers, lawn mowers and electric kettles in a follow up to its controversial ban on powerful vacuum cleaners. The power of hairdryers could be reduced by as much as 30 percent in order to be more eco-friendly, a draft study commissioned by Brussels suggests, threatening many of the models favoured by hairdressers and consumers for speedy blow-dries. New proposals are expected next spring to outlaw dozens of household electrical devices that European officials regard as using too much electricity, as part of plans to meet EU targets on energy

Iran Arming Terrorists
in Judea and Samaria
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Elad Benari    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/29/2014 1:37:08 AM     Post Reply
Iranian military leaders have openly boasted that they have begun to send weapons to Palestinian Arab terrorists in Judea and Samaria and elsewhere in the region, the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday. The report quoted a top Iranian military commander who confirmed that weapon shipments to Judea and Samaria have already begun and that more will be sent to other “Palestinian resistance groups.” “Arming the West Bank has started and weapons will be supplied to the people of this region,” Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of Iran’s volunteer Basij force, told the state-run Fars news agency on Wednesday.

America’s new apartheid: Prosperous
white districts are choosing to break
away from black cities and go it alone
Independent [UK], by David Usborne    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/29/2014 1:12:02 AM     Post Reply
Baton Rouge, LA — The private fund-raiser at the Louisiana Lagniappe, one of Baton Rouge’s finer eateries, seems a typically polite affair. Crab cakes and smoked salmon; jackets but no ties. You wouldn’t guess the people inside were plotting an urban remapping campaign that critics are calling a betrayal of 50 years of civil rights progress. Fortunate residents of this the relatively prosperous southern section of a city that is otherwise blighted by poverty, violence and a failing public school system, they are demanding the right to break away from it and forge a whole new city of their own.

New York mayor Bill de Blasio
under pressure over ´poor doors´
Independent [UK], by David Usborne    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/29/2014 1:09:20 AM     Post Reply
Pressure continues to mount on Mayor Bill de Blasio, who took office less than a year ago on a promise to nudge New York City back towards its more egalitarian roots, to put an end to the so-called “poor doors” built into new residential buildings, which segregate rich owners from their not-so-rich renting neighbours. This will be the arrangement at 40 Riverside Boulevard, a new development on the Upper West Side which is part luxury apartments with price tags rising to $20 million, and part affordable housing units that will rent for as little as $850 a month.

Hours after shocking world with
desert execution of 300 Syrian
soldiers, ISIS parade captured Kurds
dressed in Guantanamo-style boiler
suits and promise to kill them
all unless USA pull out of war
Daily Mail (UK), by Tom Wyke*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/28/2014 11:17:25 PM     Post Reply
Islamic State have released a new decapitation video, threatening America for the second time and urging the Kurds to break from their alliance with the West against the caliphate. Just hours after Islamic State released shocking footage of the mass execution of 300 Syrian national army soldiers in the Syrian desert, Islamic State have issued a second warning to the United States. The grainy video, accompanied by the hashtag ´2ndAmessagetoAmerica´, shows the vicious beheading of a Kurdish soldier, who was part of a group of 15 fighters captured by Islamic State. The group´s first warning ten days ago was entitled

  



Obama Will Attend MSNBC
Host Alex Wagner’s Wedding
Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/28/2014 11:07:30 PM     Post Reply
The city of New Rochelle, N.Y., will soon play host to the wedding of MSNBC host Alex Wagner and White House special advisor/chef Sam Kass, Vogue Magazine’s official political “It-Couple.” And according to Politico, President Barack Obama will be in attendance. Obama first hired Kass in 2008 as his family’s personal chef, eventually bringing him to the White House and tapping him as an advisor for nutrition policy and the executive director for Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. Insiders say that the president considers Kass as family, and that the two have a long-standing golf/basketball/every-sport-ever rivalry. The New Rochelle Talk

Don´t worry, be happy
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/28/2014 10:44:53 PM     Post Reply
The president has just held a press conference announcing he will do nothing much to counter the crises unfolding in the Ukraine and Syria. The New York Times reports: ’Obama Urges Calm in Face of Two Crises’. (Snip) The sanctions of course, have done nothing to stop Russia so far. It will now take a frightening amount of either military or economic pressure to rein in the Bear. So what’s the president going to do? The only thing he can do: keep going down the road he started. Obama’s time to stand came a long time ago and it’s receding

Obama´s Westchester trip a
2-day stop, includes wedding
Poughkeepsie Journal (NY), by Greg Shillinglaw    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/28/2014 10:31:45 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama´s trip to Westchester County will be a two-day affair.After two Democratic National Committee fundraisers there this afternoon and a side trip to Rhode Island this evening, the president will head back to Westchester for the night so he can attend the wedding of his personal chef at a Pocantico Hills restaurant on Saturday. Obama and the first lady will be at Blue Hill at Stone Barns on Saturday for the wedding of Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner, Politico reported on Thursday. Kass is the the president´s senior policy adviser for nutrition. The president is flying

Calif. legislature votes ´yes means yes´
USA Today, by William M. Welch    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/28/2014 10:28:08 PM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES -- California´s legislature wants to define in law just when "yes means yes´´ on college campuses. The state Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday that, according to its sponsor, will change how campus officials investigate sexual assault allegations.The bill goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until the end of September to sign it into law. Rather than using the refrain "no means no," the definition of consent under the bill requires "an affirmative, unambiguous and conscious decision" by each party to engage in sexual activity. If it becomes law, the measure would apply to all colleges and universities accepting

‘Significant increase’ in
terror chatter as haunting
anniversary of 9/11 nears
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/28/2014 10:15:19 PM     Post Reply
intelligence community has observed a “significant increase” in chatter among terrorist organizations as the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks nears. “We’ve noticed a significant increase in chatter among Islamic terrorist organizations overseas both on the Internet and phone lines,” a U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Blaze. While the intelligence community can not pinpoint whether or not an attack is planned, the official said that agencies “did see this kind of increase in chatter before the September 11 attacks.”

Obama: U.S. doesn’t ‘have a
strategy yet’ to comprehensively
respond to Islamic State
Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/28/2014 10:00:35 PM     Post Reply
Amid conflicting congressional demands, impatient Arab allies, and public concern that he will do too much or too little, President Obama made bluntly clear Thursday why he has not yet implemented a comprehensive U.S. response to the Islamist insurgency that is rapidly spreading across the Middle East. “We don’t have a strategy yet,” Obama said, in response to questions about when he is prepared to begin military action in Syria, and, if not, why not? Rarely has a president spoken so plainly. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” he said. The suggestion that “we’re about to

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