News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Tue, 16 25 2014 08:25:54 GMT Tue, 16 25 2014 08:25:54 GMT Large bomb in Afghan capital Kabul Tue, 16 12 2014 05:12:23 GMT db64242fc7a0fd2d8b3f96c4be73cf56539db9f8 BBC News [UK], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 16 12 2014 05:12:23 GMT A powerful bomb explosion has rocked the Afghan capital Kabul, sending a plume of smoke over the city and shaking buildings, reports say. Interior ministry sources said the bomb went off near the Supreme Court building on the airport road. One report said a siren alert had been set off at the US embassy, not far from the scene. There has been no information about any casualties. The blast comes amid uncertainty over disputed presidential elections. US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles military´s mission in Africa Tue, 16 09 2014 05:09:40 GMT f1bbad8e3ab147ac223439d7e643ef7bc2900829 Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 16 09 2014 05:09:40 GMT The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration´s Ebola virus'response strategy, the White House said late Monday night. [Snip] ´A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.´ Liberia is the hardest'hit of the four west African nations that have confirmed Ebola cases, accounting for more than one'half of the fatalities. The others are Sierra Leone, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria. Over 12,000 evacuated ahead of Philippines volcano eruption Tue, 16 30 2014 04:30:46 GMT 8d68ff9ade9bc0a6fe5879b7c659d32a68de8a59 Reuters, by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 16 30 2014 04:30:46 GMT MANILA''The Philippines has evacuated more than 12,000 people from around the foot of its most active volcano as the crater glows red and authorities warn of a possible eruption. Mount Mayon, known for its near'perfect cone shape in the coconut'growing central Bicol region, has recorded a series of recent quakes and rockfalls, indicating a possible eruption within weeks. "We are now raising the alert status of Mayon Volcano from alert level 2 to 3," Renato Solidum, head of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), said on Tuesday. Exclusive–RNC Chair Priebus to Landrieu: Open Your Books or Pay Taxpayers Back for Private Flights Tue, 16 27 2014 04:27:18 GMT f76fcbbeeae2d48d4bbf5e6dfaba8216251ecca6 Breitbart Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 16 27 2014 04:27:18 GMT Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is demanding embattled Senator Mary Landrieu (D'LA) either come clean on dozens of allegedly improperly billed private charter flights or reimburse taxpayers for hundreds of thousands of dollars she spent on private jets at taxpayer expense. Priebus said Landrieu should "either reimburse taxpayers for every penny of the $300,000 she´s charged them for air travel from 2002 to March of 2014... [or] open all of her records up to the public" in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News. Priebus noted such action was required since "Senator Landrieu´s report [released on Friday] doesn´t provide any Kerry says refuses to be drawn into ´back and forth´ with Iran Tue, 16 24 2014 04:24:33 GMT 501be71a5bdbb7ba6d3b2dbafb7d43d2994d4afa Reuters, by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 16 24 2014 04:24:33 GMT PARIS''US Secretary of State John Kerry refused be drawn into a "back and forth" with Iran on Monday following Tehran´s assertion that it had rebuffed a US request to coordinate a response to the Islamic State jihadist group. "I´m not going to get into a back and forth. I don´t want to do that. I don´t think that is constructive, frankly," Kerry told reporters at the US ambassador´s residence in Paris after an international conference on Iraq attended by 26 countries. Kerry was speaking after Iran´s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tehran had vetoed a US invitation to cooperate in fighting Khamenei: U.S. Has ´Dirty Hands´ Tue, 16 17 2014 04:17:42 GMT 13b479583a5e14000097281e130e327f10fc43c2 Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ben Ariel Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 16 17 2014 04:17:42 GMT Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday said his country had rejected a U.S. request for cooperation against the “Islamic State” (IS) because Washington has “dirty hands”. “Right from the start, the United States asked through its ambassador in Iraq whether we could cooperate against [IS],” Khamenei said in a statement on his official website which was quoted by Al Arabiya. “I said no, because they have dirty hands,” said Khamenei, who has the final say on all matters of state in Iran. “Secretary of State (John Kerry) personally asked (Iranian counterpart) Mohammad Javad Zarif and he rejected the request,” said Khamenei, We Just Saw David Cameron´s Best Speech... Ever Tue, 16 13 2014 04:13:01 GMT b02a91d1d835e7c9d515e8d8ba6c338aa5ce1390 Breitbart London [UK], by Raheem Kassam Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 16 13 2014 04:13:01 GMT David Cameron just delivered a masterclass in speech'giving in front of a pro'UK audience in Aberdeen in Scotland. In case you missed it, you can read the full text here. [Snip] He touched on almost every major issue related to the Scottish referendum debate without labouring any points. It makes you wonder why the opposition to the ´Yes´ campaign was primarily run from Labour HQ, which has consistently failed to deliver a solid message, leading to the precarious position our union finds itself in with just 3 days to go until Scots go to the polls. Huh: Anti'Gun Billionaire Buys a Nazi Tank Tue, 16 08 2014 04:08:32 GMT 6f5bc630b4139d49b79556b55320415e525513e0 Townhall, by Katie Pavlich Posted By: Dreadnought- Tue, 16 08 2014 04:08:32 GMT If you´ve paid attention at all to the gun control debate over the past two decades, you´ve certainly heard the argument from gun control activists, "What do you want? For people to be able to buy and own tanks?!" That argument and question are red herrings. The average citizen is not trying to own or buy tanks (even though there are legal ways to do it), but an anti'gun billionaire dedicated to taking away your Second Amendment rights, just bought one. Co'founder of Microsoft Paul Allen has dumped hundreds'of'thousands of dollars into anti'gun campaigns and now, he´s the proud owner of Thousands attempt suicide while on NHS waiting list for psychological help Tue, 16 06 2014 04:06:22 GMT 02bb91f62e50ff7aee8cf2b17ba8527e2e0d62f3 Independent [UK], by Charlie Cooper Posted By: Ribicon- Tue, 16 06 2014 04:06:22 GMT Thousands of people have attempted suicide while on an NHS waiting list for psychological treatment, according to a comprehensive new study of mental health services in England. In the latest evidence of a hidden mental health crisis, a coalition of leading charities and medical professionals report that one in 10 patients are waiting for more than a year just to be assessed for treatment, and one in six made an attempt on their life while on a waiting list. GPs report a “huge rise” in the number of mental health conditions, which has coincided with cuts to mental health services GOP Runs From Social Issues, Prepares For Long' Term Minority Status Tue, 16 58 2014 03:58:24 GMT df10240f7e69645e860b1cb37aad2ca176d94368 Breitbart Big Government, by Ben Shapiro Posted By: Dreadnought- Tue, 16 58 2014 03:58:24 GMT On Monday, The New York Times reported that once again – for what must by, by this point, the 1,297th time – Democrats have decided to swivel to social issues for electoral purposes in advance of the 2014 election. “After a generation of campaigns in which Republicans exploited wedge issues to win close elections,” the paper reported, “Democrats are now on the offensive in the culture wars.” According to the Times, Democrats’ turn to abortion, same'sex marriage, and contraceptives is merely the latest attempt to “stoke concerns among moderate voters, especially women, and motivate their base.” And, the Times notes, Emails show ‘collusion’ between EPA, environmental lobby: watchdog Tue, 16 49 2014 03:49:27 GMT a2fff489bcddadb2cf87743df4df4640ab045196 Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan Posted By: Ribicon- Tue, 16 49 2014 03:49:27 GMT The EPA and environmental groups are exceptionally close for a government agency and lobby groups, with a revolving door and pressure from the groups often shaping EPA’s policies, according to a new report from a conservative watchdog group based on emails obtained in a yearslong battle with the agency. The report, which details what the Energy & Environment Legal Institute terms “collusion” between the Environmental Protection Agency and eco-friendly groups, is also a study in the way E&E used open records laws to force transparency on a secretive agency. Chris Horner, the report’s author, said the emails Democratic Party Media Run Interference for Hillary Tue, 16 39 2014 03:39:00 GMT 45452bec3094d83ab8d30b19e5be0c834c042696 Power Line, by John Hinderaker Posted By: Dreadnought- Tue, 16 39 2014 03:39:00 GMT Sarah Palin vs. Hillary Clinton: whom do you think the Democratic Party media prefers? Don’t worry, that isn’t a trick question. Still, no matter how reporters and editors may feel about the two women, it is obvious which one is more newsworthy. Sarah Palin served one'half of one term as Governor of Alaska. While she was, of course, the Republican vice'presidential nominee in 2008, she is not now, and most likely will not be in the future, a candidate for public office. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, is not only a former First Lady, Senator from New York and Don´t Send That E'Mail Tue, 16 28 2014 03:28:41 GMT f498cea2b56182037d7d37dac4baaa37451016c8 Power Line, by John Hinderaker Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 16 28 2014 03:28:41 GMT That was the subject heading on the Democrats’ latest fund'raising missive, possibly their most hysterical yet. Today’s email is the latest in a long series; some of the most recent were headed “They’re 100% sure we’ll lose,” “please don’t say no john” and “John, we’re PLEADING.” Democrats know no shame. This is how DON’T SEND THAT EMAIL begins: From: [] Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 10:05 AM 'To: Hinderaker, John H. 'Subject: DON’T SEND THAT EMAIL'John, there was a lot of discussion about whether we should send you this email. After much debate, we decided to let you know Scottish Independence Leader Appears to Equate Israel, Islamic State Tue, 16 27 2014 03:27:11 GMT 1ed8f14ff6c0623251ba79562fe9dffb9e6a458f The Times of Israel, by Lazar Berman Posted By: Ravenhaven- Tue, 16 27 2014 03:27:11 GMT Days before Scotland votes in a referendum on independence from Great Britain, the Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond appeared to equate Islamic State terrorism and Israel’s military campaign this summer against Hamas and other terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip. Speaking on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, the separatist leader responded to a question about the beheading at the weekend of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State, describing the murder as an act “of unspeakable barbarism” and later stressing, “The Muslim community of Scotland isn’t responsible in any shape or form for atrocities or extremism in After 17 Years, ‘The View’ Isn’t So Clear Anymore Tue, 16 23 2014 03:23:19 GMT 3fb1f2abde2d294d41b36fa04e5ca9e90d91827b New York Times, by Alessandra Sandra Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 16 23 2014 03:23:19 GMT The old bracketed the new “View.” The season premiere on Monday on ABC opened with a coy joke — all the hosts lined up to kiss the ring of their retired colleague Barbara Walters, who was perched on a throne. The show closed with the Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth performing a tribute to Joan Rivers, singing “Borrowed Angels,” a song that trills with the kind of mawkish piety that used to prompt Ms. Rivers, a frequent guest on “The View,” to stick a finger down her throat and make gagging noises. And most of what went on in between was Obama set to launch Oct. midterm push Tue, 16 10 2014 03:10:24 GMT 84c38052c567ad49887daa83414a4745e64fd5f3 The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Justin Sink Posted By: Scottyboy- Tue, 16 10 2014 03:10:24 GMT President Obama will kick off his midterm campaign push in October, according to senior administration officials, with events benefitting individual vulnerable Democratic candidates. Obama will ramp up his public campaign efforts on behalf of congressional Democrats, but — in a possible acknowledgement of the president´s flagging approval ratings — the effort will be less intensive than what former President George W. Bush undertook during the 2002 midterm election cycle. That fall, Bush made more than 40 campaign speeches for dozens of congressional candidates. At the same time, the White House says it feels better about the Obama Must Get Congress’s Backing for the Fight Against ISIS Tue, 16 38 2014 02:38:38 GMT 2f18dac63852b3e8b0e0dc4f1b066f116f9173d5 New York Times, by Tim Kaine Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 16 38 2014 02:38:38 GMT Washington - The current threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, will test not only the resolve and strategic judgment of America and its allies, but also our nation’s fidelity to a basic constitutional principle. Our Constitution reserves to Congress the power to declare war and designates our president as the commander in chief, but our recent history has been characterized by executive overreach and legislative abdication in the initiation of military action. The current crisis gives us an opportunity to restore the proper balance between the branches. America’s history since 2001 should compel us to fix the way U.S. announces airstrikes in Iraq near Baghdad, Sinjar Tue, 16 27 2014 02:27:32 GMT e1811b9080c7a79edc2d0020bfec93dbe075028e Los Angeles Times, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 16 27 2014 02:27:32 GMT The U.S. military´s Central Command released the following statement late Monday about airstrikes against Islamic State targets: "U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near Sinjar and Southwest of Baghdad. "U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, employing attack and fighter aircraft to conduct two airstrikes Sunday and Monday in support of Iraqi Security Forces near Sinjar and southwest of Baghdad. "The airstrike southwest of Baghdad was the first strike taken as part of our expanded efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions to hit ISIL targets as Iraqi forces go on offense, as outlined in NAACP To Host “How To Stay Alive When Stopped By A Cop” Forum Tue, 16 26 2014 02:26:40 GMT c4291aac15f8cac6e230b4c24fa5c3632493e7ea CBS Atlanta, by Maria Boynton Posted By: Scottyboy- Tue, 16 26 2014 02:26:40 GMT In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the Atlanta NAACP will begin hosting forum. (snip) Atlanta NAACP President Dr. R.L. White says, “Most of the cops, are good cops but every once in a while one in a basket can spoil the whole thing.” And White says when young black males inadvertently run into one of those cops and they show any kind of temper, “the cop gets angry and thinks he has the right to shoot them or demean them in any way that he can.” White adding, U.S. Pushes Back Against Warnings That ISIS Plans to Enter From Mexico Tue, 16 22 2014 02:22:10 GMT 426e608202e83b44b4d1db10f777dd30eb0c26f2 New York Times, by Michael S. Schmidt Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 16 22 2014 02:22:10 GMT Washington - Militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will “imminently” launch car bomb attacks. And the threat is so real that federal law enforcement officers have been placed at a heightened state of alert, and an American military base near the border has increased its security. As the Obama administration and the American public have focused their attention on ISIS in recent weeks, conservative groups and leading Republicans have issued stark warnings like those that ISIS and other extremists from Syria Grimes ad blasts away at Obama and McConnell Tue, 16 19 2014 02:19:09 GMT 9f47cc817d84f7149497ffd34ee9b3fa424dea79 CNN, by Gabe Lamonica Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 16 19 2014 02:19:09 GMT Holding a shotgun and shooting skeet, the Democratic candidate out to topple Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell attempts to flip the script in a new television ad. The ad shows Alison Lundergan Grimes blasting away, then pops in a picture of McConnell brandishing a gun upside down over his head at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year. "Mitch, that´s not how you hold a gun," Grimes says. Grimes is not Barack Obama, she says, no matter what McConnell "wants you to think." "Mitch was the same guy who thought Duke basketball players were UK." Krauthammer: Obama ‘Clearly A Narcissist,’ ‘Lives In A Cocoon Surrounded By Sycophants’ [AUDIO] Tue, 16 13 2014 02:13:54 GMT 443d1d836472175eb156733a620c4bb9fc36536b Daily Caller, by Al Weaver Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 16 13 2014 02:13:54 GMT In an interview set to air Monday night, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer unloaded on President Barack Obama, telling radio host Hugh Hewitt that Obama is “clearly a narcissist” and “lives in a cocoon surrounded by sycophants.” “But let me just say as a layman, without invoking any expertise, Obama is clearly a narcissist in the non'scientific use of the word,” said Krauthammer. “He is so self'involved, you see it from his rise. Here’s a man who says I don’t to theater, you know, I don’t do that. Well, his whole run in 2008 was theater, including the Roman, the Greek Medal of Honor Awarded to 2 Vietnam-Era Soldiers Tue, 16 10 2014 02:10:10 GMT ea087f0d9f150b11bfae03da4847d1726b111fdd New York Times, by Michael D. Shear Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 16 10 2014 02:10:10 GMT Washington - Army Specialist Donald P. Sloat’s squad was conducting a patrol through the dense jungles of Vietnam in January 1970 when a soldier triggered a booby trap in their path and Specialist Sloat quickly picked up the live hand grenade. With no time to toss it away, Specialist Sloat, 20 at the time, closed his body around the grenade as it exploded, his sacrifice shielding his fellow soldiers from harm and ending his life. Nearly a half-century later, Specialist Sloat’s spontaneous act of valor has earned him the nation’s highest honor. In a White House ceremony on Monday, President Obama presented the Medal of Honor Iran says it rebuffed US coalition invite, denounces Kerry’s ‘lying’ Tue, 16 08 2014 02:08:18 GMT 010d206764313124fa7aabaa38d2ee4a16558445 Reuters, by Staff Posted By: Scottyboy- Tue, 16 08 2014 02:08:18 GMT Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday he had vetoed a US invitation to cooperate in fighting the ISIS, but Washington insisted it would not coordinate militarily with Iran against the militants. “The American ambassador in Iraq asked our ambassador (in Iraq) for a session to discuss coordinating a fight against Daesh (ISIS),” said Khamenei, in quotes carried on state news agency IRNA. “Our ambassador in Iraq reflected this to us, which was welcomed by some (Iranian) officials, but I was opposed. I saw no point in cooperating with a country whose hands are dirty and intentions murky.” He said Obama Golf Buddy Accused of Secret Surveillance in Latest Edward Snowden Leak Tue, 16 06 2014 01:06:23 GMT b001fc7101c0a557786d9c03eda893ac2ae21938 Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley Posted By: mitzi- Tue, 16 06 2014 01:06:23 GMT New Zealand Prime Minister John Key was accused of misleading the public by Edward Snowden in a new series of leaks that highlight similarities in the surveillance programs overseen by both President Barack Obama and one of his closest English-speaking political friends on the world stage. Snowden aimed his Monday morning essay at Key, the prime minister since 2008 and leader of New Zealand’s centrist, right-leaning National Party. Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald are leading somewhat of a high-profile anti-surveillance push in the country centered around New Zealand’s Government My Hannity Appearance: Ottoman Caliphate of 1915'19 Exponentially Worse Than ISIS Tue, 16 56 2014 12:56:13 GMT 5dd9135138b30978f6cbcab2cf22be366e997504 PJ Media, by Andrew G. Bostom Posted By: mitzi- Tue, 16 56 2014 12:56:13 GMT The precedent for such atrocities is not so distant. Last night, my brief sound bite during a Sean Hannity panel alluded to the timeless Koranic injunction to wage jihad war against Jews and Christians, specifically, Koran 9:29, for the purpose of forcibly imposing a Sharia'based Islamic order upon them. This reference was followed by a graphic, modern historical manifestation of this eternal Islamic “imperative”: the 1915'19 jihad genocide of the Armenian, Assyro'Chaldean, and Syrian Orthodox Christian communities of Anatolia, and northern “Mesopotamia,” (snip) Tragically 2/3 of Muslims from Morocco to Indonesia — hardly a “fringe minority of extremists” — support