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Soros signals Argentina’s
shale is biggest place to be
MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/3/2014 7:08:20 PM     Post Reply
One of the world’s legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina’s shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America’s largest unconventional prize —and a big boost for both super-majors and smaller players making big waves in the heart of new discovery areas. George Soros has doubled his stake in YPF SA, the state-owned oil company in Argentina, which sits atop some of the world’s largest shale oil and gas resources, and is about to get even larger following a new discovery over the last couple of weeks of a second key

Al-Qaeda leader announces India wing
Al Jazeera [Doha, Qatar] & Agencies, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/3/2014 7:05:34 PM     Post Reply
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has announced the formation of an Indian branch of his global armed group that he said would spread Islamic rule and "raise the flag of jihad" across the subcontinent. In a video spotted in online "jihadist" forums on Wednesday by the SITE terrorism monitoring group, Zawahiri said the new force would "crush the artificial borders" dividing Muslim populations in the region. Al-Qaeda is active in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where its surviving leadership are thought to be hiding out, but Zawahiri said the group would take the fight to India, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Andrew Madoff, Son of
Convicted Financier, Dies at 48
New York Times, by Diana B. Henriques    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/3/2014 6:56:24 PM     Post Reply
Andrew H. Madoff, the last surviving son of the convicted swindler Bernard L. Madoff, died on Wednesday in a Manhattan hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for cancer. He was 48. A family lawyer, Martin Flumenbaum, said the cause was mantle-cell lymphoma, for which Mr. Madoff had been treated since early 2013. His older brother, Mark, committed suicide in 2010. The two brothers attracted worldwide attention in December 2008 after they alerted federal agents that their father, a respected Wall Street statesman, had confessed to them that his private investment management business was a vast Ponzi scheme.

  


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H&R Block CEO says Obamacare
to add ´significant complexity´ to tax season
Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/3/2014 6:47:26 PM     Post Reply
The top executive for H&R Block, the nation’s largest tax preparer, on Wednesday said he expected President Obama’s health care law to add “significant complexity” to next year’s tax season. Speaking on H&R Block’s quarterly earnings conference call, CEO William Cobb said that the company was already taking steps to train its tax preparers based on the draft forms that the Internal Revenue Service has released to comply with Obamacare. “As expected, the forms are very detailed and can present significant complexity, depending on a filer’s coverage status during the year, income level, and household composition,” Cobb said.

Political scientists´ verdict on
the Obama presidency: silence
Washington Examiner, by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/3/2014 6:45:11 PM     Post Reply
Paul Rahe, currently at Hillsdale College, is an eminent scholar whose many books combine awesome erudition and bedrock common sense. He is also a member of the American Political Science Association and attended that organization’s annual convention in Washington over Labor Day weekend. He reports on ricochet.com on what he found there — or, rather, didn’t find. There were more than 1,000 panels on a vast variety of subjects —but nothing on the presidency of Barack Obama or the upcoming 2014 elections. Some subjects, it appears, are better left unspoken of. Rahe notes that there were many panels on

Gutfeld on Obama’s ISIS Tack:
´Selena Gomez Has More Testosterone´
Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/3/2014 6:44:08 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday’s “The Five” on the Fox News Channel, co-panelist Greg Gutfeld opened the show with a scathing critique of President Barack Obama and his demeanor when speaking publicly about the threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Gutfeld compared Obama’s tone in discussing the ISIS threat to that of when he is speaking about domestic policy, which according to Gutfeld is a startling contrast that is likely motivated by ideology. “I’d call him Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde but he´s more like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Bean. No wonder everyone is confused. We have a Goofus and Gallant presidency

N.Y. judge rejects plea for
separate terror trials; 3 men
charged with bombing U.S. embassies
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/3/2014 6:41:37 PM     Post Reply
New York - A judge has rejected defense requests for separate trials or juries for three defendants charged in New York with the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled Wednesday. He also said a Libyan man arrested in Tripoli can be represented by a lawyer being paid by the Libyan government. Abu Anas al-Libi insisted he wanted to keep attorney Bernard Kleinman. He did so even after the judge warned him some published reports have alleged the Libyan government aided the United States in his capture last year. Shortly afterward, the ailing al-Libi left the hearing early because of pain in his

  


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Obama has No Intention of Stopping ISIS
Canada Free Press, by Sher Zieve    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 9/3/2014 6:41:20 PM     Post Reply
Obama is allowing ISIL/ISIS to continue its blood lust of beheadings of Christians and others across the world. He has done nothing to stop it and, chillingly, has not even mentioned it except for a passing remark or two. Now, this group of Sunni Muslims (BTW…please remember that Obama’s “family” members—save one who is a conservative Christian shunned by the rest of the family—are all Sunni Muslim Brotherhood)—has beheaded 2 American journalists within the last 2 weeks. After a passing remark containing an almost ‘sorry it happened’ to the parents of beheaded journalist James Foley, Obama hurried off to

Manta: Main Street Hoping
for a Romney Run in 2016
Fox News Business, by Donna Fuscaldo    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 9/3/2014 5:50:46 PM     Post Reply
The midterm elections are a few months away and politicians should be worried, at least about the small business vote, according to a new poll from Manta, the online community for small businesses. According to the survey of 1,511 small business owners, 81% of respondents who plan to vote in the midterm elections intend to throw their support behind a challenger. While the Republican Party has typically been viewed as the biggest supporter of small business, only 32% think so right now, marking a 22% decline since 2012. The Democrats aren’t immune to the dissatisfaction either. Manta’s survey shows 26% don’t

Secretaries of State past and present meet
for rare reunion for museum groundbreaking
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/3/2014 5:48:06 PM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry warned Wednesday against creeping American isolationism, making the case that U.S. global leadership is essential in uncertain times as he hosted a rare public reunion of five of his predecessors. Speaking at the groundbreaking of a new museum celebrating the achievements of American diplomacy, Kerry said the United States looks inward at its peril and that U.S. engagement is needed more than ever. Kerry was joined at the State Department ceremony by his predecessors — Henry Kissinger, James A. Baker III, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Of the seven living ex-secretaries of

Americans increasingly want border secured
USA Today, by Alan Gomez    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/3/2014 5:39:08 PM     Post Reply
Americans have become more focused on securing the border and less interested in providing legal standing to undocumented immigrants living in the USA, according to a poll released Wednesday. In the wake of news reports about tens of thousands of Central American children rushing across the nation´s southwestern border, a new Pew Research Center survey found that 33% of Americans want to focus on border security, 23% prefer a pathway to citizenship, and 41% want both. Last year, as Congress debated an immigration bill that would have allowed many of the nation´s 11 million undocumented immigrants to become citizens, Pew estimated that

  


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Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan
and Webb Simpson named as Tom
Watson´s wildcard picks for US
Ryder Cup team
Daily Mail (UK), by Richard Arrowsmith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/3/2014 5:32:38 PM     Post Reply
US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has selected Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his three wildcard picks to face Europe at Gleneagles. Speaking in New York, Watson insisted the team wants to ´go back and make amends for what happened in Medinah two years ago´. The US legend revealed he included Bradley because of his ´unbridled passion to play in the Ryder Cup team´. VIDEO Scroll down for Tom Watson makes his Ryder Cup wild card picks -Bradley promised via satellite link-up not to hide any emotion when he competes on European soil as well as vowing

Islamic Leaders: ISIS Are
Not Muslims, They’re Criminals
WNEW-FM (MD), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/3/2014 5:15:33 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The purported beheading of a second American journalist by ISIS is prompting Islamic leaders in the Washington area to not only condemn their actions, but to make clear the terror group does not speak for the Muslim community in the United States.(snip) The Council on American-Islamic Relations held a press conference at CAIR headquarters near Capitol Hill on Tuesday night to condemn the actions of ISIS. Islamic leaders say the group are not Muslims, but instead are criminals. “Let me be clear, the actions of ISIL are counter to the teachings of Islam and do not represent the

Hagel reveals ´over 100 US citizens´ are
fighting alongside ISIS in the Middle East –
a huge increase from previous estimates
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/3/2014 5:09:18 PM     Post Reply
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the problem of ´foreign fighters´ aiding the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) includes far more Americans than has been previously reported--at least 100 and counting. ´We have acknowledged publicly we are aware of over 100 U.S. citizens who have U.S. passports who are fighting in the Middle East with ISIL forces,´ he said during a televised interview. ´There may be more. We don´t know.´ Earlier estimates had only about a dozen so-called ´foreign fighters´ from the United States scattered across the Middle East in ISIS army units.

Wendy Davis Lies About
Her Favorite Football Team
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/3/2014 5:06:00 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis lied about her Dallas Cowboys fandom, according to information flagged by her Republican opponent Greg Abbott’s campaign. “I heard the coach the other day talking about the fact that he couldn’t make any promises about what he and the team would be able to accomplish this year,” Davis said in a KCTK radio interview Wednesday. “I certainly wish our Cowboys the best. I grew up cheering for the Cowboys and I haven’t stopped since, and I’ll be cheering for them again this year.” But wait a minute. Davis’ daughter Amber told Vogue in August

  


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D.C. Ranks in Top 10 for Households
Receiving Public Assistance in 2012
Cybercast News Service, by Ali Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/3/2014 4:56:15 PM     Post Reply
In 2012, the District of Columbia, the home of the federal government, ranked in the top 10 in the United States for having the highest percentage of households receiving public assistance, according to data from the Census Bureau. According to the report, Public Assistance Receipt: 2000 to 2012, 3.9 percent of households in D.C. received public assistance in 2012, or about 10,456 households, which was up from the 3.7 percent in 2011. The District came in seventh in the ranking, behind 1) Alaska, 2) Maine, 3) Vermont, 4) Oregon, 5) California, and 6) Washington. “Public assistance income provides cash payments

Nearly 1 in 10 California workers
are here illegally, study finds
Los Angeles Times, by Kate Linthicum    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/3/2014 4:48:01 PM     Post Reply
A report released Wednesday by researchers at USC found that immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state´s workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product.The study, which was conducted in conjunction with the California Immigrant Policy Center, was based on census data and other statistics, including data from the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security. It looked at a variety of ways the estimated 2.6 million immigrants living in California without permission participate in state life. Among the study´s findings -Immigrants who are in California illegally make up

Sotloff Family Furious with White
House… and The NYT Buried It
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/3/2014 4:43:57 PM     Post Reply
The family of Steven Sotloff, the latest American journalist beheaded by ISIS, is reportedly "outraged" at the Obama administration for "deliberate leaks" they interpret as "an attempt to absolve the administration of inaction." This reporting comes Wednesday from no less a source than the New York Times, which chose to bury the news under more than two dozen paragraphs: Last Thursday, Mr. Sotloff’s mother, Shirley, appealed to the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Muslim world, to grant amnesty to her son. “I ask you to use your authority to spare his life,” she said

Mark Sanford calls
ex-wife´s accusations false
Associated Press, by Bruce Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/3/2014 4:33:01 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford said Wednesday that accusations and requests made by his ex-wife Jenny in their contentious divorce, including that he undergo a mental evaluation, are "preposterous, crazy and wrong." [Snip] "The different accusations and requests made are, by their very nature preposterous, crazy, and wrong," Mark Sanford said in a statement released to The Associated Press. "Since the time of the divorce I have tried to do everything in my power to be both a good dad and a former husband. It seems that nothing I can do at this point is enough, appropriate or adequate," he said.

Father of man killed by illegal immigrant
demands president visit son’s grave
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/3/2014 3:48:12 PM     Post Reply
The father of a man killed by an illegal immigrant in a car crash has challenged President Obama to visit his son’s grave before declaring any executive action halting deportations. In a letter that Don Rosenberg sent last month to Mr. Obama through top officials at the Homeland Security Department, the grieving father said his son Drew might be alive had the federal government deported illegal immigrants who had run-ins with the law. “My son and all of the others are considered collateral damage in the quest for votes and campaign contributions,” he wrote. “Illegal immigration is not a victimless

  



´What is President Obama waiting for?´:
U.S. lawmaker says he wishes his president
´was showing the same leadership that
David Cameron showed´ on terrorism
Daily Mail [UK], by Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/3/2014 3:45:09 PM     Post Reply
Republican Rep. Peter King said Sunday that President Barack Obama should take the threat of expatriates turned jihadists returning home to commit acts of terrorism as seriously as British Prime Minister David Cameron. King, a member of the House of Representatives´ Intelligence committee and the former chair of it´s Homeland Security committee, said that ´the United States is always the main target of these terrorist organizations,´ so he is ´very concerned´ about an attack from Islamic radicals. ´And I would say, I wish our president was showing the same leadership that David Cameron showed,´ he added. ´What is President Obama

Franklin Reyes, unlicensed teen driver
who fatally struck Ariel Russo, busted
again for dragging cop 100 feet after
he sped away from traffic stop
New York Daily News, by Shayna Jacobs    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/3/2014 3:42:45 PM     Post Reply
The unlicensed teen driver who fatally mowed down 4-year-old Ariel Russo while fleeing police last year was busted for allegedly dragging a cop 100 feet and nearly striking a pedestrian while driving illegally, the Daily News has learned. Franklin Reyes, 18, was back on the road and once again trying to evade capture in Washington Heights after being stopped at W. 181st St. and Amsterdam Ave. cops, who instructed the defiant accused killer to place the car in park, according to Reyes’ criminal complaint. (Snip) As Police Officer Edward O’Connell reached inside, Reyes sped off — the officer’s arm still

Breathe in! Warships squeeze into Cardiff
Bay with just 30inches to spare ahead of
tomorrow´s Nato summit as defence secretary
says world leaders must ´toughen up´
Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Duell    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/3/2014 3:33:13 PM     Post Reply
With just 30in manoeuvring room either side, the imposing HMS Duncan has just about arrived in Cardiff ahead of the much-anticipated Nato summit. The sixth-in-class of the Royal Navy´s state-of-the-art Type 45 destroyers made it through a very tight gap in the Welsh capital yesterday. HMS Duncan, a £1billion ship, will be holding a working dinner for heads of government, foreign ministers and defence ministers tomorrow. Meanwhile, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said today that Nato must ‘toughen up’ to deal with the modern-day threats it faces. The alliance has to modernise to cope with threats including the ‘almost daily atrocities’

Obama’s Monty Python Foreign Policy
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 9/3/2014 3:25:34 PM     Post Reply
Speaking to a group of donors gathered at a Democratic National Committee barbecue in Purchase, New York over the weekend, President Obama decided to put his own peculiar spin on world events. While conceding, “I can see why a lot of folks are troubled,” the president said this: “And the truth of the matter is, is that the world has always been messy. In part, we’re just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through.” According to Mr. Obama, “If you watch the nightly news, it feels like

Obama Settles On
ISIS Strategy: Incoherence
White House Dossier, by Ken Koffler    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 9/3/2014 3:23:16 PM     Post Reply
Someone, please, make it stop.It’s as if my neighbor became president somehow, and I saw him getting the newspaper – not that anyone gets the newspaper anymore – and I said, Hey, I heard you got a new job, what are doing now? and he said, OMG, I’m the effin President of the United States. It’s so cool!Barack Obama is the Commander in Chief. He is currently sending men and women into war against ISIS. And he has no idea what he wants to do. He has no idea that he’s even in a war. Let’s have a look at

Steven Sotloff murder: don´t negotiate
with terrorists – just take them out
Telegraph [UK], by Con Coughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/3/2014 3:22:38 PM     Post Reply
Heartening news from this morning´s Cobra meeting on the deteriorating hostage crisis in Iraq, with the Government reported to be giving serious consideration to actually doing something to prevent further atrocities being committed against Western hostages. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond emerged from the meeting to declare that the Government is to "look at every possible option" to try to retrieve the British hostage whose life has been threatened by Islamist terrorists, who have warned that he is next on their "kill list" following the brutal murder of a second American hostage, Steven Sotloff. It is tempting to ask what has

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