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Polar Bears: Threatened
species or political pawns?
Canadian Broadcasting System, by Reg Sherren    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/4/2014 8:05:57 AM     Post Reply
Which of the following statements do you think is true? A) Polar bear populations have been in decline for some time; or B) Polar bear populations are healthy. (snip)But not everyone agrees polar bears are in trouble. Biologist Mitchell Taylor has studied polar bears and advised governments for more than thirty years, living in the high Arctic for much of that time. “They’ve certainly been around through the last interglacial period,” says Taylor. “During that interglacial it was warmer than it is now: we had pine trees on Baffin Island, deciduous forests north of the Arctic Circle. Polar bears had to have survived

How Isil doctored the image of Obama,
making him appear haggard in videos
Telegraph (UK), by David Blair    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 9/4/2014 7:57:09 AM     Post Reply
Isil´s video editors have carefully manipulated colour and screen size to make Barack Obama look as haggard as possible in their recent productions. The two videos disclosing the murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff display Isil’s mastery of complex editing and animation techniques. Both productions set out to denigrate Mr Obama and present a narrative that blames him for the deaths of the two journalists. Comparing the two videos shows how Isil has improved its techniques – but the terrorist film-makers still remain capable of basic mistakes. The videos share the same structure: they begin with clips of Mr Obama ordering air

Migrants Held Back with Fire Hoses After
Trying to Storm Ferry Bound for Britain
Breitbart London [UK], by Donna Rachel Edmunds    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/4/2014 7:46:15 AM     Post Reply
In scenes described by ferry operators as "not unusual", dozens of illegal immigrants broke through security fencing and dodged gun wielding policemen in a bid to board Britain-bound cross-channel ferries at the French port of Calais last night. [Snip] Firstly a group of around 90--100 men made a break for the ferries by breaking through a gate and scaling fences, but were thwarted by the ferry crew raising the ramp before they could reach it. A short time later, 150 migrants made a second attempt, again scaling fences and dodging policemen, some of whom were armed with guns, before making

  


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Why Do They Join the Jihad?
PJ Media, by Michael Ledeen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 7:45:48 AM     Post Reply
Because it gives meaning to life, that’s why. It’s a commonplace to anyone who’s studied the rise of fascism, of which Islamofascism is the most recent variety. The main problem with democratic capitalism is that it’s so successful, and therefore very boring. A generation or two of European intellectuals bemoaned the great triumph of science and industry, which they portrayed as relentlessly stifling the human soul, burying us under a hill of material things. The Germans produced the most moving such literature — think Nietzsche, think Hesse, not accidentally the cult hero of the American revolt against materialism in the 1960s —

Where Are The Missing Unaccompanied
Alien Children ? They Never Existed –
That’s “Where”….
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/4/2014 7:44:13 AM     Post Reply
Sharyl Attkisson discusses quizzically why the Obama administration is being so secretive about the locations of the “Unaccompanied Alien Children“: (Video)Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit says: 47,000 Illegal Alien Children are missing in the U.S. No… No…. No… No-one is MISSING. THEY NEVER EXISTED. EVER. We began documenting two months ago the “border crisis” of unaccompanied alien children, UAC’s, was a pure ruse, a figment. Constructed simply to create the optics of crisis and support the demand for comprehensive immigration reform prior to the congressional recess. Evidence continued to mount week after week as we followed the money flowing out
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Nato nations have to
pay the price for security
Telegraph [UK], by Liam Fox    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/4/2014 7:42:11 AM     Post Reply
Nato, 65 years old this year, represents one of the most successful military alliances in history. It is a triumph of sovereignty pooled on a voluntary basis--without the need for rigid supranational structures. It is the alliance that kept at bay the Soviet Union until it collapsed under the weight of its own failings and contradictions. The result was that millions of people who had lived under oppression in Eastern Europe were able to join the free and democratic world. Nato has also acted to protect those at risk in the Balkans and in Libya, and has led an international coalition

Now EU targets our kettles,
toasters and even lawnmowers
Daily Express [UK], by Nathan Rao    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/4/2014 7:38:40 AM     Post Reply
The British way of life is under fresh threat from the EU as it targets the nation´s kettles, toasters and even lawnmowers. Campaigners last night rallied round to vent their fury as Brussels bureaucrats unveiled their latest plan to erode the "lifestyles and choices of ordinary people". It follows the banning this week of vacuum cleaners which have motors above the new EU limit of 1,600 watts in a bid to cut energy usage. The permitted wattage will be almost halved again from September 2017 as the limit is reduced to 900 watts. Dozens of other everyday appliances could have

  


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Afghanistan Taliban kill 10 in
Ghazni government compound
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/4/2014 7:31:00 AM     Post Reply
Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan government compound in the eastern town of Ghazni killing at least 10 people, officials say. Eight security personnel and two civilians were among the dead, police say, with all 19 attackers also killed. Gunmen detonated two truck bombs as they blasted their way in to attack police and intelligence offices. More than 160 people were injured and buildings, including the town´s museum, were badly damaged. The BBC´s Bilal Sarwary in Kabul says Taliban insurgents are in control or active in many parts of Ghazni province, which acts as a gateway from the south and south-east to the capital,

Obama Offers Muddled Message
to Europe in Face of Crises
Time Magazine, by Michael Scherer and Zeke J. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/4/2014 6:46:42 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama traveled to Estonia on Wednesday to set the world straight on his intentions. In a speech at the wood-paneled Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, he spoke of “steadfast support,” “solemn duty,” “crystal clear” treaties and “concrete commitments.” (Snip) Then, in a third formulation, he said he hoped to “shrink [ISIS´s] sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its military capability to the point where it is a manageable problem.” In place of answers on these most knotty challenges, Obama repeated the idealistic formulations of human progress

No Such Thing As A Free Lunch:
IRS Mulls Tax On Employee Meals
Forbes, by Kelly Phillips Erb    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/4/2014 6:39:16 AM     Post Reply
When I was contemplating where I might want to practice after law school, I was struck by the description of one particular firm in Philadelphia with a thriving tax practice. A former partner warned me off, explaining that they brought lunch to your desk. After years of scratching together my own lunch, I thought that sounded pretty great so I asked what was so terrible about having your lunch brought to you. “They do it,” she said simply, “Because they don’t want you to leave.” She wasn’t kidding. It turns out that providing lunch and other perks at your desk

What Has Become of Liberalism?
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 5:30:03 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama encouraged people to compare him to Abraham Lincoln. For instance, here’s the opening from a 2007 ABC News piece co-written by Jake Tapper: Standing outside the Historic Old State Capitol building where Abraham Lincoln gave a famous speech condemning slavery and calling for the United States to unite, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a 45-year-old with two years of federal legislative experience under his belt, today announced that he will claim the mantle of Lincoln and as president heal a divided nation. The piece goes on: But most of all Springfield allowed Obama to immodestly and continuously compare himself to Lincoln. It was

  


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Study: Typical Illegal Resident in
U.S. for More Than 12 Years
Wall Street Journal, by Laura Meckler    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 5:20:12 AM     Post Reply
The number of people living in the U.S. illegally last year was steady at 11.3 million, the Pew Research Center reported Wednesday. But with the passing of time, the illegal population now has been in the U.S. much longer than was the case in previous years. In 2013, the typical undocumented resident had been living in the U.S. for 12.7 years, Pew found, up from a median of less than eight years a decade earlier. Those numbers could bolster the case made by many Democrats, and some Republicans, that the illegal immigration ­problem is not growing worse, and that those already

The Strange Fight Over
the Eisenhower Memorial
Daily Beast, by Eleanor Clift    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 5:17:01 AM     Post Reply
Prime real estate on the Mall, a world-famous architect—what could go wrong? Everything, it seems: The Eisenhower family hates Frank Gehry’s design and its ‘blizzard of tapestries.’ When the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission set about creating a memorial to the 34th president, it sought a design that would be visually startling and would inspire future generations of schoolchildren learning for the first time about the boy from the plains of Kansas who rose to great heights as the commander of U.S. troops on D-Day. Honoring Eisenhower should be easy. He was a popular two-term president who drew little controversy, and depicting

From the Thousand Year
Reich to the Global Caliphate
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 5:05:55 AM     Post Reply
First it was the Thousand Year Reich. Now it’s the Global Caliphate. The pattern is as simple as it is stark. It always begins with the unruly rabble-rousers. A curiosity at first, then a police problem, then a raised governmental eyebrow. Eventually, the rabble-rousers attract more rabble. Now the jails begin to fill. Then the streets. There is violence. Then the sympathizers appear, making the case that, well, when you think about it, the growing rabble has a point or two or three. Money starts to flow in from supporters as well as the sympathizers. The rabble rousers finally get

47,000 Illegal Immigrant
Children Are Missing In America
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 5:03:04 AM     Post Reply
They’re here. We’re just not sure where. In July the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement released figures on the number of unaccompanied minors released to US sponsors. According to the Office of Refugee Resettlement 30,340 illegal immigrant children were secretly released to sponsors across the United States in the first six months of this year. That number has increased by 7,000 in the month of August to 37,477. The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) released information on the numbers of illegal immigrant children released to sponsors in the United States from January 1 until July 31, 2014.

  


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Prudence over recklessness for the GOP
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/4/2014 5:00:16 AM     Post Reply
Even the Daily Beast can’t keep up the pretense that a government shutdown is in the offing: If you listen to congressional Democrats, they will tell you that we are just days away from a Republican-led government shutdown. Republicans, they would have you believe, would take such a drastic action in retaliation over President Obama’s expected amnesty that would allow millions of undocumented aliens to stay in the United States without fear of deportation. To show their disapproval, the thinking goes, the Republicans would shut the government down in an act of petulance to retaliate against Obama and show their

VA Investigation Reveals Poor Care, Fake
Reports and ‘Nationwide Systemic Problem’
PJ Media, by Bill Straub    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 4:56:40 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON –A scathing report issued by the inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed that former military personnel faced persistent problems accessing care at the agency’s medical facilities and that staff faked reports indicating the appointments operation was running smoothly. Acting Inspector General Richard J. Griffin couldn’t, however, substantiate earlier reports that 40 deaths or more could be attributed to poor VA care, noting that the whistleblower who made the allegation “did not provide us with a list of 40 patient names.” Regardless, the patient experiences described in the report “revealed that access barriers adversely affected the quality of primary

Officials have lost track of
50,000 illegal immigrants
Telegraph [UK], by Matthew Holehouse and Steven Swinford    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/4/2014 4:51:11 AM     Post Reply
More than 50,000 illegal immigrants told to leave the country have been granted a "de-facto amnesty" after officials admitted they have no idea where they are. Mandie Campbell, director general of Immigration Enforcement at the Home Office, said that immigration enforcement officers are not even looking for the individuals because of limited resources. MPs on the Public Accounts Committee described the lack of information about the immigrants as "scary" and "complacent". The Home Office has hired Capita to track down migrants whose application to remain in Britain has been refused but their whereabouts were unknown. Mrs Campbell said that 121,000

Environmental hypocrisy? Greenpeace embarrassed
by leaders’ jet-setting carbon footprint
Washington Times, by Gordon Darroch    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/4/2014 4:49:38 AM     Post Reply
THE HAGUE — For two years, Pascal Husting’s employer chartered a jet to shuttle him most weeks between his home in Luxembourg and his office in Amsterdam. Such trips are common for executives at major international corporations in Western Europe. But Mr. Husting isn’t working for a corporation. He is the international program director for Greenpeace, the nonprofit that is arguably the world’s most high-profile environmental advocacy organization. Mr. Husting’s weekly commute prompted a chorus of derision from Greenpeace opponents after “Flygate” was revealed in Dutch media this summer.

What Now for Israel?
Mosaic, by Elliott Abrams    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 4:44:40 AM     Post Reply
“The status quo is unsustainable,” President Obama said of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon after taking office in 2009. “The status quo is unsustainable,” then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told AIPAC in March 2010. “The status quo is unsustainable and unacceptable,” United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon averred in 2013. This year, Secretary of State John Kerry, with his customary light touch, informed the Munich Security Conference: “Today’s status quo absolutely, to a certainty, I promise you 100-percent, cannot be maintained. It’s not sustainable.” What is usually meant by this assertion is something quite specific: that in the “occupied territories” of Gaza

  



Stop them, Mr. President
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 4:42:00 AM     Post Reply
Maybe the news that a second American has been beheaded will force President Obama to recognize he has no more compelling priority today than stopping the Islamic State and its bloodletting. In its latest barbarity, ISIS aimed to project American weakness to the world. Just before he beheaded Steven Sotloff, the ISIS executioner explained the butchery this way: I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State, because of your insistence on continuing your bombings.?.?. So just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your

Inside the Strangest Job
on the Campaign Trail
National Journal, by Emma Roller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 4:34:38 AM     Post Reply
Kelli Farr remembers running through a cornfield after getting yelled at by a crowd of Sarah Palin fans. It was 2008, and Farr was working as a campaign tracker—someone employed by an opposing political party to follow a candidate on the campaign trail, documenting his or her every move, in hopes of capturing a slipup. The cornfield incident occurred when Farr was tracking Palin´s 2008 campaign for vice president. "There were many times when the crowd would get pretty angry," Farr told National Journal. "We had to be escorted out of some events for the crowd getting a little angry at the

What ISIS´s Leader Really Wants
New Republic, by Graeme Wood    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 4:30:49 AM     Post Reply
On June 29, 2014—or the first of Ramadan, 1435, for those who prefer the Islamic calendar to the Gregorian—the leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) publicly uttered for the first time a word that means little to the average Westerner, but everything to some pious Muslims. The word is “caliph.” ISIS’s proclamation that day formally hacked the last two letters from its acronym (it’s now just “The Islamic State”) and declared Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, born Ibrahim ibn Awwad ibn Ibrahim ibn Ali ibn Muhammad al-Badri al-Samarrai, the Caliph of all Muslims and the Prince of

How Should Christians Expect Our Nation to
Respond to ISIS? With Wrath and Vengeance
National Review Online, by David French    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2014 4:28:56 AM     Post Reply
Even in the face of jihadist horror, it’s surprising how many Christians are deeply confused about issues of war and peace, with the root of the confusion embedded in the distinction between personal and governmental responsibilities. Admonitions to turn the other cheek, to love our enemies, and to repay good for evil are at core individual responsibilities — responsibilities that not only call on us to imitate Christ’s own example as he forgave his executioners in the midst of his own execution but also relieve us from the terrible and deadly burden of imposing individual justice. But justice is still required.

Where are the jobs? Political corruption
hurts millions of Americans
Fox News, by Peter Morici    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/4/2014 4:25:11 AM     Post Reply
Friday the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 230,000 jobs in August. The pace has picked up a bit but is still far less than needed to reemploy all the prime aged workers displaced in the wake of the financial crisis. The jobless rate is down to 6.1 percent but that statistic is deceptive. For example, one in six adult males between the ages of 25 and 54 is not working. Many don´t show up in the unemployment count, because they are not actively looking for a job. They spend their days cluttering park benches or watching ESPN, because

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