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Courtiers at NBC bid farewell
for now to Chelsea Clinton
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/30/2014 12:27:35 PM     Post Reply
With all those hickeys on her posterior, will Chelsea Clinton be able to sit down for the next week? It’s hard for pregnant women to stay on their feet for extended periods of time, so there may adverse consequences to the abasement the Peacock Network has put itself through, currying favor with the almighty Clinton Machine. As you probably know if you follow political news, Ms. Clinton, with no journalistic experience, skill or appeal (beyond her relatives) landed a $600,000 a year entry-level gig at NBC New (later modified into a monthly contract), cutting her teeth on hard-driving “stories featuring people

Saudi king warns West will
be jihadists´ next target
Agence France Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/30/2014 12:24:48 PM     Post Reply
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)- 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 envoy

Seven influential voices
shaping the immigration debate
The Hill (Washington DC), by Mike Lillis    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/30/2014 12:21:31 PM     Post Reply
Even the most ardent immigrant rights advocates are saying it: Reform legislation is dead this year — and for the foreseeable future. With that in mind, all eyes have shifted to the White House, where President Obama is weighing unilateral changes to his immigration policies in the face of congressional inaction. In March, the president asked the Department of Homeland Security to review its approach to deportations in search of blanket ways to conduct them "more humanely." With the results of that review – and Obama´s subsequent policy response – expected next month, both sides of the immigration debate are

  


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ISIS Displaying a Deft
Command of Varied Media
New York Times, by Scott Shane & Ben Hubbard    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2014 12:18:35 PM     Post Reply
The extremists who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq have riveted the world’s attention with their military prowess and unrestrained brutality. But Western intelligence services are also worried about their extraordinary command of seemingly less lethal weapons: state-of-the-art videos, ground images shot from drones and multilingual Twitter messages. ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is using every contemporary mode of messaging to recruit fighters, intimidate enemies and promote its claim to have established a caliphate, a unified Muslim state run according to a strict interpretation of Islamic law. If its bigotry and

Kerry: ´The cancer of ISIS will
not be allowed to spread´
CNN, by Ed Payne    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/30/2014 12:17:23 PM     Post Reply
ISIS is a cancer that must be stamped out, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrote Saturday in an opinion piece for The New York Times. Kerry called the Islamist extremist group, known for beheadings, crucifixions and terror campaigns against religious and ethnic minorities, a "unifying threat to a broad array of countries" that needs to be confronted. His article appears in the aftermath of the political uproar that engulfed the White House this week after President Barack Obama said "we don´t have a strategy" on ISIS in Syria. (Snip) A companion opinion piece in the Times, co-authored by Republican

Islam, Postmodernism, and Poltiical Correctness
American Thinker, by Danusha V. Goska    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/30/2014 12:04:30 PM     Post Reply
One of the most important tools humanity needs right now is frank speech about Islam. Unfortunately, in journalism, on campuses, and in politics, politically-correct speech codes demonize any analysis of Islam as "Islamophobia." Speech taboos are obeyed across a wide spectrum. In September, 2001, after the 9-11 attacks, President George Bush stated, "Islam is peace." In 2007, his fellow officers declined to take effective action against U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, even after he exhibited to them a PowerPoint presentation that cited the Koran to predict and support his subsequent, 2009 shooting of soldiers at Fort Hood. As the Christian

Suspect Tied To Alleged Threat
Against Obama Taken Into Custody
Boston Globe [MA], by Justine Hofherr    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2014 12:01:32 PM     Post Reply
Connecticut State Police worked with the Secret Service on Friday night to locate a suspect who made an alleged threat against President Barack Obama, NBC reports. Hamden police told NBC the Secret Service took the suspect into custody for questioning. The Secret Service said Friday the driver of a 2014 blue Volkswagen Jetta with Connecticut plates may be involved in a possible threat against President Obama. It is unclear at this time if the car located was the blue Jetta and how the person taken into custody may be connected. It is unknown whether the person is still in custody. Neither police nor Secret Service officials

  


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Cold case murder ´solved´ with LEGO:
Toy blocks unexamined in slaying of elderly
woman lead police to her ´killer´ 26 years later
Daily Mail [UK], by Joel Christie    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/30/2014 12:00:49 PM     Post Reply
It was a brutal murder case of an elderly Utah woman that had sat cold for 23 years. But now police say they the mysterious death of 78-year-old Lucille Johnson in 1991 - who was found bludgeoned and strangled in her Salt Lake City home - has been solved, all because of some pieces of Lego. The toy building blocks were found in the entry way of the house in Holladay and stored away as part of an evidence file (Snip)That file was reopened last year, with DNA testing discovering residue that linked them to the alleged killer - John

Saudi King Warns of
Terrorist Threat to Europe, US
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2014 11:56:33 AM     Post Reply
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that terrorist groups will attack Europe and the United States unless they are faced with collective "power and speed" from the international community. King Abdullah´s comments come as the Islamic State group has seized wide swaths of land across Syria and Iraq. While not mentioning any terrorist groups by name, Abdullah said that he is "certain that after a month they will reach Europe and, after another month, America." The king´s comments late Friday appeared aimed at drawing Washington and NATO forces into a wider fight against extremists in the region.

Report: Abbas, Hamas agree on
plan for independent Palestinian state
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Khaled Abu Toameh    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2014 11:48:28 AM     Post Reply
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas have agreed on a three-phase plan that would lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state, the Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported Saturday. The paper quoted Palestinian sources in Ramallah as saying that the plan calls for giving the Americans a period of four months to draw the borders of the Palestinian state and win Israel’s recognition. (Snip) But if the plan is rejected, the sources added, the Palestinians, together with the Arab countries, would ask the United Nations Security Council to “evict Israel from the land of Palestine.”

Bon Jovi out of group bidding for Bills
New York Post, by Josh Kosman & Lois Weiss    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2014 11:40:16 AM     Post Reply
Jon Bon Jovi has been chucked from the group, The Post has learned. The rocker and the deep-pocketed Toronto-based sports team owners who are bidding for the Buffalo Bills have parted way, sources close to the situation said Friday. (Snip) The New Jersey rocker had led the group, a source close to the situation said. As the lead bidder, Bon Jovi would have been the principal owner and therefore, under NFL rules, would have to put up 30 percent of the purchase price. With Bon Jovi’s net worth at roughly $300 million, according to sources, the group’s highest bid would have been capped at about $1.1 billion.

  


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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

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

  


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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.

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

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

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