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Watchdog: Fed’s denial of Islamic
State Mexico threat ‘so dishonest’
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2014 11:32:13 AM     Post Reply
The federal government believes a terrorist attack at the U.S.-Mexico border is imminent and has put out a bulletin on the matter, a government watchdog group reported Friday. Judicial Watch released a statement that said Islamic terrorist groups who have infiltrated the city of Ciudad Juarez aim to use car bombs to attack American interests. “High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued,” the statement read. “Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been

Gaza war destruction
´will take 20 years to rebuild´
Telegraph [UK] & Agencies, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2014 11:27:05 AM     Post Reply
It will take two decades to rebuild the thousands of houses destroyed during Israel’s assault on Gaza, according to a recent NGO report. At least 17,000 homes were obliterated or severely damaged during the conflict, with thousands more needing substantial repairs, according to an assessment by Shelter Cluster. More than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, were killed during the conflict. In addition 71 Israelis were killed – all but six of them soldiers. But the report on Gaza’s housing stock indicates inhabitants of the densely populated strip will face a severe infrastructural burden over the coming years.

Dairy Queen hacked by
same malware that hit Target
Christian Science Monitor, by Bryan Cronan    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 8/30/2014 11:02:17 AM     Post Reply
The malware that caused a major breach for Target has struck again. Authorities are investigating the malware, known as "Backoff" that may have been found on the computer systems of some Dairy Queen restaurants. “We have been working on the situation for a couple of days," said Dean Peters, media spokesman for the Minneapolis-based fast-food chain. "The protection of customer data is a top priority for us and our franchisees, and we take it seriously. We, like many other companies, were recently notified that customer data at a limited number of stores may be at risk, due to the widespread

  


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At Democratic fundraiser in Newport,
Obama calls for a better Congress
Providence Journal (RI), by Tom Mooney    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/30/2014 10:28:20 AM     Post Reply
NEWPORT, R.I. — President Obama dropped into the City by the Sea Friday to spend a summer evening at a lavish seaside estate where he held company with members of the state’s top Democratic echelon and those willing to offer up as much as $32,000 to attend. The fundraising event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attracted about 60 guests to Seafair, the rocky shoreline home of Richard Bready, former Nortek chief executive officer, and Betty Easton. And if any of the dinner guests took a particular shine to the Ocean Drive citadel as they enjoyed their plates of prime sirloin

Billionaire is trying to avoid
the biggest divorce payout ever
by claiming his $20bn oil fortune
was amassed through pure LUCK
Daily Mail [UK], by Alex Greg    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/30/2014 10:16:56 AM     Post Reply
Harold Hamm is an unlikely billionaire: the 13th child of Oklahoma sharecroppers whose identity as a self-made man could just be his downfall in his impending divorce battle. Hamm, the founder and CEO of Continental Resources, is the world´s 34th-richest person in the world, with a personal fortune of an estimated $20.3 billion. The oilman is in the second week of a divorce hearing from his wife of 25 years, Sue Ann, and experts say the only way he can avoid paying half of his assets - and possibly losing a controlling share of his company - is to argue

Megyn Kelly smackdown on Obama apologist
American Thinker, by Carol Brown    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/30/2014 10:14:42 AM     Post Reply
In an interview with Penny Lee, Democratic Strategist and former advisor to Harry Reid (yeah, that kinda says it all), Megyn Kelly could not refrain from expressing exasperation with her guest. And who could blame her? Kelly started out asking Lee about Obama’s decision to attend a Democratic fundraiser while we’re weighing whether to bomb Syria. (video embedded) Before Lee uttered a word, she spoke volumes with what I now consider to be a predictable progressive response to serious matters: the smile/laugh/smirk. This facial expression conveys condescension and arrogance, as if to suggest that what was said or asked is foolish,

GOP: Obama´s war on coal kills jobs
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/30/2014 9:51:04 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Larry Bucshon gives the Republican Party´s Weekly Remarks Hello, I’m Dr. Larry Bucshon, proudly serving Indiana’s Eighth Congressional District. I’m honored to be speaking with you from the Heartland of America on this weekend when we tip our hat to the working man and woman. America’s workers make our country go, so our goal should be to make our economy work for them. But traveling around Indiana this week, going from job fairs to listening sessions to small businesses, it was easy to see how our workers are still hurting.

  


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Will Credit-Card Breaches Give
´Knuckle Busters´ a Second Crack?
Wall Street Journal, by Robin Sidel    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/30/2014 9:32:33 AM     Post Reply
Biff Matthews is up to his eyeballs in knuckle busters. The 68-year-old Ohio businessman has stockpiled more than 8,000 of the old-fashioned credit-card-processing machines, known for their tendency to scrape the fingers of the merchants who operate them. Mr. Matthews keeps the machines boxed up individually on the shelves of his 12,000-square-foot warehouse, ready to be shipped at a moment´s notice. He has enough spare parts to assemble another 2,000 if need be. "I´m not going to run out," he says. There is little danger of that happening soon. Knuckle busters were overtaken more than two decades ago by electronic card-processing devices as the

Does ISIS Have Black-op Backers?
American Thinker, by James Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/30/2014 9:27:37 AM     Post Reply
The bloody-handed butchers of ISIS behave like the worst Islamofascist gang we have seen so far (snip)In fact, this looks like a movement backed by unknown but radical sources, and somehow able to command the capability of a regular army, the logistics, planning, recon, real-time command and control, high-tech maintenance and use of advanced drones, tanks, tactical and strategic coordination, terror PR, as well as the usual screaming maniacs riding on pickup trucks with a 50 caliber machine gun precariously mounted on the truck bed. The Arabian desert of the 7th century has suddenly combined with a modern high-tech army. I

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

  


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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.

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

  


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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

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.

  



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.

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

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