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Canadian scientists cure
Ebola-infected monkeys
PostMedia News [Canada], by Sharon Kirkey    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/30/2014 9:22:55 AM     Post Reply
Canadian scientists have rescued from death monkeys that were infected with a lethal dose of Ebola, in the latest study of an experimental drug that has been used on a handful of Ebola victims in West Africa. The antibody based compound known as ZMapp rescued 100 per cent of 18 Ebola-infected rhesus macaques, even when the drug was administered up to five days after infection with the virus. All treated monkeys recovered fully and show no side-effects, said Dr. Gary Kobinger, chief of special pathogens at Canada´s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. Three Ebola-infected macaques that didn´t receive ZMapp died. It is

UN troops under fire in Syria
said to be fleeing to Israel
Jerusalem Post, by Staff and Reuters    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/30/2014 9:16:40 AM     Post Reply
United Nations peacekeepers stationed on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights buffer zone were fleeing the embattled country on Saturday and heading towards Israeli territory, according to Al Jazeera. The report said UN troops were abandoning their posts following attacks by militant rebels in the area. It was not clear how many UN forces have left their posts or from what nationality they were.The report comes after clashes broke out between a group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped in the Golan Heights and Islamist militants who were surrounding their position. According to the defense chief of the Philippines, Voltaire Gazmin, some 40

Obama: ´America deserves a raise,´
but Congress won´t do it
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/30/2014 9:15:49 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s weekly remarks Hi, everybody. Whether you’re firing up the grill, fired up for some college football or filling up the car for one last summer road-trip — Happy Labor Day weekend. We set aside Labor Day to honor the working men and women of America. And this Labor Day, we’ve got more to celebrate. Over the past 53 months, our businesses have added nearly 10 million new jobs.

  


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S’long, Jeet
New Yorker, by Roger Angell    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 8/30/2014 8:36:10 AM     Post Reply
We know Derek Jeter by heart, so why all this memorizing? The between-pitches bat tucked up in his armpit. The fingertip helmet-twiddle. The left front foot wide open, out of the box until the last moment, and the cop-at-a-crossing right hand ritually lifted astern until the foot swings shut. That look of expectation, a little night-light gleam, under the helmet. The pitch—this one a slow breaking ball, a fraction low and outside—taken but inspected with a bending bow in its passage. More. Jeter’s celebrity extends beyond his swing, of course, but can perhaps be summarized by an excited e-mail once

The Biggest Issue in 2016
American Thinker, by Bruce Walker    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/30/2014 8:35:00 AM     Post Reply
Every day, more damning evidence oozes out of the festering carbuncle of the persecution by the Obama IRS of conservatives. The latest two fetid secretions are these: (1) Lois Lerner’s lost e-mails were never “lost” at all, but have been archived, and (2) Lois Lerner’s BlackBerry, which also contained all the lost e-mails, was scrubbed and destroyed one year after her hard drive crashed. Judge Sullivan shows no intention of letting Obama’s underlings off the hook, and at this point a full-scale judicially ordered independent prosecution of the crimes committed seems to be in the works. This prosecution may not even

Constitution takes one
last spin before retrofit
Boston Globe, by Kiera Blessing    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/30/2014 8:34:39 AM     Post Reply
Old Ironsides sailed through Boston Harbor Friday for the last time until 2018, as the 216-year-old warship prepares to undergo a three-year restoration beginning early next year. The USS Constitution has sailed unassisted by a tug boat only twice since 1881, in 1997 and 2012. This summer it sailed with the help of a tug, but still moved by its own power. Friday was the final unassisted sail until the ship has completed its restoration. Aside from making the usual repairs for wear and tear, the restoration aims to return Old Ironsides to an image of its 1812 self. “She kind of ballooned

Saudi king warns West
will be jihadists´ next target
AFP, by AFP Staff Writer    Original Article
Posted By: Hermoine- 8/30/2014 8:33:30 AM     Post Reply
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action."If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month," he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station. "Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East," said the king who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony on Friday for new ambassadors, including a new

  


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McConnell Campaign Manager
Out Amid Controversy
Breitbart The Conversation, by Dan Riehl    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/30/2014 8:23:55 AM     Post Reply
In a story initially and doggedly pursued by former Breitbart News reporter Lee Stranahan, Jesse Benton has resigned as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager, "citing potential distractions over renewed attention to a scandal from the Iowa 2012 caucuses." At issue is Benton´s possible involvement in a vote buying scandal dating back to the 2012 Iowa Caucus during which Benton, a long-time Paul family associate, ran Ron Paul´s campaign. Days ago, former Iowa GOP state lawmaker Kent Sorenson "pleaded guilty to charges of accepting money to change his endorsement in 2012 from Michele Bachmann to Ron Paul."

Rotherham’s — and England’s — Shame
National Review, by John O´Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/30/2014 6:45:05 AM     Post Reply
We often read or hear from the media that a nation is “shocked” or “horrified” by the revelation of some crime or government scandal. It is almost never true. (Snip) Since Tuesday afternoon, however, Britain has felt real shock and horror over the report that 1,400 young women in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham had been groomed, raped, prostituted, trafficked, and brutally abused in almost every possible way by a criminal gang for the last 16 years. In addition, the authorities — which in this case are the local government authority, the police, and the child-protection services

How USC´s Josh Shaw has access
to high-profile lawyer is unknown
Los Angeles Times, by David Wharton    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 8/30/2014 6:19:00 AM     Post Reply
Among the many questions swirling around the Josh Shaw story at USC, one more has popped up. How does a college athlete end up with a high-profile lawyer whose client list has included Rihanna and Snoop Dogg? Shaw, who lied about how he injured both ankles last weekend and has been suspended indefinitely from the team, is being represented by Los Angeles attorney Donald Etra. "I do not discuss financial agreements between me and my clients publicly," Etra said when asked about how or if he is being paid. "It´s a privacy issue and a matter of professional ethics." Attorneys

Marines’ Chesty XIV Promoted to
Corporal, Despite Taste for Snacks
Wall Street Journal, by Julian E. Barnes    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/30/2014 5:45:30 AM     Post Reply
Despite lingering questions over his eating habits, the Marine Corps promoted its bulldog mascot, Chesty XIV, to corporal. At a ceremony Friday morning at the Marine Barracks Washington, Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, affixed the insignia of a corporal to Chesty. The Marine Corps Friday Night parade season ends tonight, the last ceremonial show that will be overseen by Gen. Amos, who is scheduled to relinquish command in October. And in remarks bidding adieu to the Marines at the Washington Barracks, Gen. Amos said he wanted to promote Chesty XIV before he departed.

  


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Philippine Syria troops ´attacked´
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/30/2014 5:44:51 AM     Post Reply
Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are "under attack", Philippine Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin says. He said the assault had started early on Saturday, but gave no details on any casualties. In recent days the Syrian rebels have taken 44 Fijian peacekeepers hostage in the area and surrounded 75 Filipinos manning two separate UN posts. The rebels have also seized a crossing point into the Israeli-occupied Golan. They are believed to include members of the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda´s affiliate in Syria. Mr Guzman told reporters on Saturday that the Philippine soldiers had been attacked at one post, identified as camp 68.

While Obama is distracted by
ISIS, Russia and China pounce
Washington Examiner [DC], by Charles Hoskinson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/30/2014 5:43:34 AM     Post Reply
Russia and China are betting that they can score points against President Obama while he´s tied up dealing with the growing threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. In the past week, Russian troops have crossed into Ukraine to aid separatists fighting the government in Kiev, and Chinese officials increased their rhetorical assault on U.S. surveillance flights over the South China Sea — in spite of talks designed to prevent incidents such as the Aug. 19 near-collision between a U.S. Navy spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet sent to intercept it. The cascade of crises is leading some

Republicans have edge to take Senate
McClatchy Newspapers, by David Lightman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/30/2014 5:36:11 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Voters hate Washington, and they’ll get their chance to shake things up in November’s midterm elections. The big question is whether the Republicans can win control of the Senate while holding the House of Representatives, which would give them the entire Congress for the remaining two years of Barack Obama’s presidency and set the stage for the 2016 elections. At stake this fall are 36 of the Senate’s 100 seats, all 435 House seats and 36 governorships. Republicans start with a decided edge: – The most vulnerable Democrats are in states Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won two years ago; – Republicans are

John F. Kennedy and Robert F.
Kennedy letters to be auctioned
Boston Globe, by Matt Viser    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/30/2014 5:30:50 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — A 16-year-old Bobby Kennedy, with all four front teeth chipped from playing football, was planning to head home from Milton Academy for the weekend. Writing before the Kennedy family experienced a series of tragic deaths, there was a fatalistic side to his thoughts. “I’m going home this weekend to see my brother Jack who is now going into PT boats,” Kennedy wrote to one of his friends, “so I’m getting out to see him because he might be killed any minute.” The letter is part of two separate batches of newly revealed correspondence — one series written by Robert F.

  


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Review: Season of Saturdays
Washington Free Beacon, by Robert Charette    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/30/2014 5:27:52 AM     Post Reply
Only when it comes to college football do we believe that the deaths of a girlfriend and grandmother will spur a 21-year-old to lead his team to victory, and accept that a 22-year-old sprained his ankles from leaping off a three-story balcony to rescue a drowning nephew. The NFL may be played on Sundays, but college football is religion, with each team steeped in its own obscure mores, traditions, and believers. College football is a confounding sport with an arcane history at the intersection of higher education, the twilight of adolescence, and semi-professional football, all institutions of questionable integrity. The mix

The Streets of San Francisco
American Spectator, by Daniel J. Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/30/2014 5:25:33 AM     Post Reply
San Francisco If you want to film a zombie movie on the cheap, San Francisco offers a ready-made location overflowing with extras. The mentally ill, addicted, and homeless find a home in the City by the Bay as they do nowhere else in North America. In this walkable Western metropolis, one walks a gauntlet of down-and-outers betraying that unmistakable drug gait and displaying lights out upstairs through their windows’ 100-watt stares. Instead of groaning for “more brains,” San Francisco’s zombies mumble “spare change.” In a Market Street smoke shop, a short man convinced of the justice of his proposed barter

Let’s Stop Saying That
Islamists Are Fighting The ‘West’
Daily Caller, by David Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/30/2014 5:22:13 AM     Post Reply
We’ve all heard this refrain ad nauseam since 9/11: “Islamists are at war with the West. They hate us for who we are.” The fact is, though, that they don’t hate us for who we are. They hate us for who we’re not: we’re not Muslim, and that’s a characteristic we share with billions of people outside the West. If we could only get over our Western self-absorption, we could do a much better job of uniting with our natural allies to combat the global Islamist threat. When I say that “we” in the West are “not Muslim,” I am of

Ferguson Fizzles
National Review Online, by Charles C.W. Cooke    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/30/2014 5:14:41 AM     Post Reply
During the Great Depression, the Communist scribes at the Daily Worker were forever assuring the more skeptical among their colleagues that the heroic spark was near. Having read about a “small riot somewhere in rural Minnesota,” Whittaker Chambers recorded in Witness, Robert Minor started shouting about “the beginning of the American revolution.” If the paper wished to capitalize upon dissatisfaction and spin it into insurrection and change, Minor proposed, it would need the staff to keep an eye out for the tell-tale sign and, then, to “play it up big.” Over the past month, the events in Ferguson, Mo., have played

Border Patrol Agent Fires
at Armed Militia Member
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/30/2014 5:12:01 AM     Post Reply
A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other details were immediately available. Cameron County

  



President Obama needs to focus on how
the United States can meet global challenges
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/30/2014 5:04:40 AM     Post Reply
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent he had one, seemed to be to tamp down all the assessments of gathering dangers that his own team had been issuing over the previous days. This argument with his own administration is alarming on three levels. The first has to do with simple competence. One can only imagine the whiplash that foreign leaders must be suffering.

Whole Foods sued for ‘understating’
amount of sugar in yogurt
New York Post, by Antonio Antenucci    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/30/2014 4:59:29 AM     Post Reply
Customers are suing Whole Foods Market for “vastly understating” the amount of sugar in its store-brand yogurt. A class-action lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan federal court cites six tests by Consumer Reports in a July report on the supermarket chain’s Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt, revealing it actually contains 11.4 grams of sugar per 170-gram serving instead of the 2 grams listed on the label. “Defendant’s act in vastly understating the sugar content .?.?. is not harmless trivia,” the suit says. “For many members of the class, sugar content is an important component of their diet.” The suit, involving about

American Terror Pipeline: Nearly a Dozen
From Twin Cities Gone to Fight in Syria
ABC News, by Brian Ross*    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/30/2014 4:55:19 AM     Post Reply
In addition to the American rapper from Minneapolis recently killed in the bloody fighting in Syria, nearly a dozen former residents of Minnesota’s Twin Cities have left their homes to take up arms with extremist rebel groups in the Middle Eastern nation, U.S. officials told ABC News. Earlier this week the White House confirmed the death in Syria of Minnesotan Douglas McAuthur McCain, who records show was born in Chicago but was schooled in Minneapolis. An opposition group in Syria, the Free Syrian Army, claimed McCain was fighting with ISIS, a brutal terrorist organization that recently executed American journalist James Foley

Sweatpants with dress shoes, plaid
blazers - and some VERY tiny shorts:
No it´s notNew York Fashion Week,
it´s the20 worst presidential
style gaffe (and Obama´s tan suit
doesn´t even make the top five)
Daily Mail (UK), by Annabel Fenwick Elliott    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/30/2014 4:53:38 AM     Post Reply
It´s not been a great summer for President Barack Obama. Disgraced for hitting the golf course amid crucial ISIS talks, struggling with record-low approval ratings; and now, lambasted for wearing a silly suit. But let´s put things into perspective. It´s not Obama´s first dodgy outfit choice, nor the worst in the history of the White House. So in honor of our leader´s Yes We Tan debacle, Femail has rounded up the top 20 worst presidential crimes against fashion of all time. Scroll down for video

What Could Terrorists Do to Vegas?
PJ Media, by James Jay Carafano    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/30/2014 4:45:33 AM     Post Reply
Once upon a time, news that the “Rat Pack” was coming to town was welcomed in Las Vegas. Not so much anymore. In the golden days of the Strip, the Rat Pack were the “cool cats.” All Vegas flocked to the legendary Sands to see Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford put on their unpredictable show. Today, however, the rats threatening to descend on America’s Sin City are transnational terrorists. And when they talk about “killing” the audience, they mean it literally. Does this mean the players should drop their chips and head for the door? Should

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