News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Mon, 01 52 2014 03:52:56 GMT Mon, 01 52 2014 03:52:56 GMT Joan Rivers being brought out of medically induced coma as family considers lawsuit over botched procedure: sources Mon, 01 49 2014 03:49:35 GMT 789d87a1d0ea649b476e76f9780bae2148b7b4dd New York Daily News, by Bill Hutchinson Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 01 49 2014 03:49:35 GMT Joan Rivers’ daughter is keeping her “fingers crossed” for a miracle to bring the 81'year'old comedic legend back from the brink — even as the family considers legal action over the botched procedure that caused her collapse. Doctors began lifting the feisty funny lady from her medically induced coma Sunday at Mount Sinai Hospital as Melissa Rivers, her only child, waited to see how the legendary comic will respond. “The waking'up process has begun and will take until Tuesday,” a source close to the family told the Daily News. “There is real concern that the part of the brain that controls All in the Name Mon, 01 41 2014 03:41:49 GMT f2c2bec52ea3cea1c74d5f6280deb826d229b38b PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Mon, 01 41 2014 03:41:49 GMT “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asked. Everything, it may turn out. The Washington Post describes the efforts of Samaritan Ministries to offer an alternative to Obamacare. (Snip) It is here where the God of Mathematics touches down upon the earth. One of the reasons faith'based health care Ministries might work is self'selection. Cynics may scoff at the morality clauses of Samaritan Ministries, but such morality clauses are probably written on the handout your doctor gave you under the heading “lifestyle changes” when your blood pressure turned up too high and the lab came back with alarming cholesterol and sugar counts. GOP, Are You Ready to Reach Out to Blacks Yet? Mon, 01 30 2014 03:30:26 GMT b1c3d9910849834331b6f7d39e0811b8601bfe1f American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus Posted By: magnante- Mon, 01 30 2014 03:30:26 GMT Because I am a black conservative, someone wrote asking me this great question. “What is it that compels some black men and women to cling to, and follow people like Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, Obama, Spike Lee, Black Panthers, Holder, etc.?” I have pondered the same question. Some black folks embrace victim status because it provides cover for their laziness and irresponsible lifestyles. Black Judases preach a false, evil gospel of victimhood'ism for profit. Some blacks are racist, pure and simple. I believe that a majority of black Americans simply have not been exposed to unfiltered conservatism – to blacks articulating how blessed they Never Again Mon, 01 03 2014 03:03:02 GMT f2fb5fd00cbe2f94aae3e5a35be4db149e0080b1 National Review, by Kathryn Jean Lopez Posted By: mitzi- Mon, 01 03 2014 03:03:02 GMT Will history wonder why we were silent in the face of Christian persecution? How many times have we heard: “Never again”? (Or taken selfies at a concentration camp or Holocaust museum with those words?) How often have we quoted: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”? And yet: Do we do nothing? What do we actually say in the face of evil? “I don’t want to have on my conscience that I was complicit in something as horrendous as this simply by being quiet,” is how Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop “We need a national conversation…” Mon, 01 56 2014 02:56:11 GMT 64dd02454d9d9b068055dba2b0da2c3b74e68945 Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw Posted By: MissMolly- Mon, 01 56 2014 02:56:11 GMT The Oxford Dictionaries comes out each winter and give an award to the Word of the Year. Others expand the WoTY concept to include a phrase of the year. Lately, however, I’ve been finding that there’s something missing from this system of honorifics. We need some sort of Deleted Phrase of the Year, letting everyone know that a phrase has simply been beaten to death, jumped the shark and reached the end of the line. And the first phrase we need to do away with is, we need to have a national conversation. When Robin Williams took his own life, we Do Ivy educations lead to wealthy depressives? Mon, 01 53 2014 02:53:51 GMT a6758042ca370d004906cba7d5fbf2b6f1fb6072 New York Post, by Kyle Smith Posted By: MissMolly- Mon, 01 53 2014 02:53:51 GMT Today’s top colleges are so selective that incoming students’ resumes burst with seven or eight AP courses and nine or 10 extracurriculars. Kids report cramming so hard that they’re only getting two hours of sleep a night. They’re bionic hamsters. William Deresiewicz, who taught at Yale for 10 years until 2008, thinks these students are, in a moral and spiritual sense, lost. They’re accomplished networkers who have no friends. They’re super'intelligent but have no clue. In online postings and in conversations with the author, they say that they’re forlorn, depressed, anxious, so busy studying that they never get a chance Ashya King case: What is proton beam therapy? Mon, 01 07 2014 02:07:52 GMT 0c26632e9ade2e32efcdd02202859618c6e519f9 BBC News, by Staff Posted By: SoCalGal- Mon, 01 07 2014 02:07:52 GMT The parents of a boy with a brain tumour have said they removed their son from a UK hospital because he had not been offered proton beam therapy. In a video posted on YouTube, Brett and Naghemeh King said they had "pleaded" with staff at Southampton General Hospital for their five'year'old son Ashya to be given it. The technology is currently only available in the UK to treat eye cancers, but patients with other forms of cancer can apply for NHS funding for therapy abroad. So what is proton beam therapy? More Swiss Banks Give Eric Holder One'Finger Salute Mon, 01 58 2014 01:58:28 GMT a651b09206580a3a491dee5396bfdcea0d4ddf35 Townhall, by John Ransom Posted By: Judy W.- Mon, 01 58 2014 01:58:28 GMT More Swiss banks are dropping out of the U.S. banking program that the IRS supposedly uses to prevent American citizens from stashing cash overseas to avoid taxes. Known for 100 years as the original tax haven, free from the prying eyes of governments around the world, Swiss banks have provided banking services that guaranteed anonymity to arms dealers, Nazis, and law'abiding Americans alike. Offshore banks, especially Swiss banks, are not generally used to evade taxes however. The government already has enforcement mechanisms in place to prevent tax evasion by the use of offshore banks by American citizens. No smart rich person, Current Congress might be history’s worst at passing laws Mon, 01 55 2014 01:55:14 GMT a21469b4514091ae993d1d90c48dcae2f1287f19 New York Post, by Marisa Schultz Posted By: harleynyc- Mon, 01 55 2014 01:55:14 GMT WASHINGTON — The current Congress is on track to be the worst ever at passing laws since modern record'keeping began, with three of its lawmakers failing to introduce a single bill, The Post has learned. The divided House and Senate have managed to pass just 163 laws that garnered President Obama’s signature since the two'year term began in January 2013. At this rate, Congress will have no problem beating the previous record set during the 2011'2013 session in which 284 laws were passed. That was down from 385 laws passed in the 2009'2011 session. UK Special Forces Move Into London As Govt Fears ´Mumbai'Style´ Terrorist Spectacular Mon, 01 41 2014 01:41:10 GMT 890668b4dd988acfa9897325151c47074079c054 Breitbart London [UK], by Donna Rachel Edmunds Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 01 41 2014 01:41:10 GMT London could be the scene of a Mumbai'style terrorist "spectacular" if Islamist jihadists get their way, British security chiefs have warned. There is growing concern that a list of "soft" targets is being drawn up, and that weapons and explosives have already been smuggled into the country. The Sun is reporting that the SAS has moved part of its anti'terror team to a forward base near London, amid concerns that a prolonged attack may be staged in that city. [Snip] Speaking to The Sun, a source said: "The nightmare scenario is they mount a spectacular attack at a high profile Detained Americans in North Korea seek help in interviews with CNN Mon, 01 33 2014 01:33:00 GMT b646a99481953c79372bed47c3dc06ccdd787323 Reuters, by James Pearson Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 01 33 2014 01:33:00 GMT SEOUL' Three U.S. citizens detained in North Korea spoke to the U.S. television channel CNN on Monday with one pleading with the United States for help and another describing his situation as "urgent". Kenneth Bae, who was arrested 18 months ago and sentenced to 15 years hard labour for attempting to bring down the state, told CNN he was working eight hours a day, six days a week, and was the only inmate at a prison camp staffed by more than 20 officials, including a doctor. "My health is failing," Bae said. "I ask the U.S. government and people out there Family of ill UK boy accuses officials of cruelty Mon, 01 32 2014 01:32:59 GMT 51a3af54bfaac0cd1f97d7dc09dedd01bc762f40 Associated Press, by Danika Kurka Posted By: M2- Mon, 01 32 2014 01:32:59 GMT The grandmother of a British boy with a severe brain tumor has accused UK authorities of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice. (snip) The family says UK authorities had refused to give Ashya the kind of treatment he needed. The family has criticized Britain´s health care system, saying he needs an advanced treatment option called proton beam therapy and that it wasn´t being made available to him. Americans detained in North Korea call for US help Mon, 01 25 2014 01:25:29 GMT 454186df198e71ed7c2d94fefeb0b7ac43bbf241 Associated Press, by Eric Talmadge Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 01 25 2014 01:25:29 GMT PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high'ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom. Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller said they expect to face trial within a month. But they said they do not know what punishment they could face or what the specific charges against them are. Kenneth Bae, who already is serving a 15'year term, said his health has deteriorated at the labor camp Police in Ferguson, Mo., clip on body cameras Mon, 01 21 2014 01:21:32 GMT 51b7e67931a473319e3d295d82a64a3cc210330f Reuters, by Victoria Cavaliere Posted By: Scottyboy- Mon, 01 21 2014 01:21:32 GMT FERGUSON, Mo. — Police officers in Ferguson, Mo., have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest about the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said yesterday. Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing attention to race relations in the United States. Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the man had struggled with the officer. NBC’s Richard Engel: Military Commanders ‘Apoplectic’ Over Obama’s ‘No Strategy’ Remarks [VIDEO] Mon, 01 20 2014 01:20:08 GMT f8e05b4e6cf635019be6ede872e2c10983164738 Daily Caller, by Brendon Bordelon Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 01 20 2014 01:20:08 GMT NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel claimed military commanders are “apoplectic” over President Barack Obama’s dithering on ISIS and admission that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with them. Engel spoke Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” where he was asked by Andrea Mitchell about the “president’s reluctance to take the fight against ISIS to Syria.” “Well, I spoke to military commanders, I speak to former officials, and they are apoplectic,” he explained. “The think that this is a clear and present danger. They think something needs to be done.” “One official said that this was a Freudian 5 things to know about Obama´s Labor Day visit to Wisconsin Mon, 01 11 2014 01:11:13 GMT a684d953763a4dafdb50f0fa4bb2ab28b174c221 Associated Press, by M.L. Johnson Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 01 11 2014 01:11:13 GMT MILWAUKEE — President Barack Obama will speak to union members and others Monday in Milwaukee. Here are five things to know about his visit: 1. IT´S A PARTY: The president is speaking at about 2 p.m. at LaborFest, a festival complete with musical acts, a classic car show, bingo and lots of fried food. The festival runs from noon to 5 p.m. and is preceded by an 11 a.m. parade in downtown Milwaukee. LaborFest is held on 75'acre festival grounds along the shore of Lake Michigan. 2. REWIND AND REPEAT: Monday marks Obama´s second appearance at LaborFest. He spoke there Why Uber must be stopped Mon, 01 10 2014 01:10:48 GMT babae5afe674562208db54c7c49262884b64c479 Salon, by Andrew Leonard Posted By: Toledo- Mon, 01 10 2014 01:10:48 GMT What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and technological innovation serving the greater convenience and comfort of the general public? Or living proof for why capitalist societies require regulation? It is testimony to the ceaseless striving of Uber that Silicon Valley watchers find themselves with new reasons to ponder these questions nearly every week. But the end of August brought special vim and vigor to the debate. In particular, Verge’s publication of Casey Newton’s great scoop about the tactics Uber has been deploying to recruit riders from its top competitor, Lyft, has excited reams of commentary. No matter what you Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US Mon, 01 04 2014 01:04:36 GMT 5c3f55b1be819937bda29fd1d1a27f6b1dc81ad5 Associated Press, by Philip Elliott Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 01 04 2014 01:04:36 GMT WASHINGTON' Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants´ future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. Without offering specifics on any threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of the Senate and House intelligence committees on Sunday prodded the White House to work to prevent the Islamic State extremists from launching attacks on U.S. soil. The bipartisan pair of lawmakers shared a dire warning about the Islamic State group, which now has control of vast swaths of Syria and Iraq, has killed civilians from Benghazi coming back with a vengeance in September Mon, 01 58 2014 12:58:44 GMT b815c178eae8c4391446a29234469395b7cc61d8 MSNBC, by Alex Seitz'Wald Posted By: Scottyboy- Mon, 01 58 2014 12:58:44 GMT After several mercifully Benghazi'free months, the 2012 attack on the diplomatic compound in Libya is about to be thrust back into the spotlight around its September 11 anniversary. The special House committee investigating Benghazi is finally expected to begin its work, in earnest, with its first hearing the week Congress returns from August recess. Meanwhile, two books promising explosive new allegations about the terror attack will hit shelves in September, and Fox News plans to air a new, one'hour documentary on the attack this week, featuring exclusive interviews with Americans who fought in the onslaught. Turkey summons US envoy over reports that US spied on Ankara Mon, 01 35 2014 12:35:33 GMT f68d44396d9e5cc4c5c654e1c89df6b095bfe1d9 Reuters, by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 01 35 2014 12:35:33 GMT ANKARA''Turkey´s foreign ministry on Monday summoned the US charge d´affaires, currently Washington´s most senior diplomat in Ankara, over a media report that the United States had spied on Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said. German magazine Der Spiegel said in an article on its website on Sunday that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain´s GCHQ eavesdropping agency had carried out "wide'scale spying against Turkey", citing documents from the archive of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. "For the reasons that the United States´ name was mentioned, and such claims were made ... the charge d´affaires has been called Barack Obama on Iraq and Ukraine: ´President Dolittle´ comes back empty'handed Mon, 01 29 2014 12:29:35 GMT e093c89e7f14350bdf5779a749f1559d8397413b Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 01 29 2014 12:29:35 GMT Even by the standards of the Obama administration, it came as a moment of profound anti'climax. After days of breathless briefings that Barack Obama was preparing with international allies to take the fight to the Islamic State (Isil) jihadists in Syria, the president stepped forward to a White House microphone last Friday to announce that…um… well, that was not exactly true. [Snip] This Thursday, when the president arrives at the Nato summit in Wales''via a stop'off in Estonia to pay lip service to the three Baltic states who have been nervously protesting at Vladimir Putin’s unchecked advances in the Ukraine'' Spies to vet airline flight lists for returning jihadis as Saudi king warns: ´Terrorists could attack Europe within a month´ Mon, 01 16 2014 12:16:24 GMT d2df74d53090e21e083b9ba62e809c21cd1eacd1 Daily Mail [UK], by Ian Drury, David Williams Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 01 16 2014 12:16:24 GMT The Prime Minister is to give intelligence agencies the power to vet airline flight lists in an effort to stop jihadis entering Britain. The US'style laws would compel all airlines flying into the country to provide much more information about passengers. [Snip] It follows a warning by the king of Saudi Arabia that terror groups could attack in the West within a month. He said: ‘If neglected I’m sure they [terrorists] will reach Europe in a month and America in another month. The evils of terrorism must be fought with force, reason and speed.’ At the centrepiece of Mr Cameron’s ´Bomb them back to the stone age´: Barack Obama urged to take decisive action against ISIS as security experts warn group will target U.S. and ´kill with abandon´ Mon, 01 05 2014 12:05:14 GMT 8c9a8af691ea67e26c0f271e0c8347341d6cf7d4 Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Jane Evans Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 01 05 2014 12:05:14 GMT U.S. President Barack Obama has been urged to take decisive action against the Islamic State amid concerns the terror group will target America. Obama was told by security experts that the country is facing a growing threat from militants, who have already taken control of vast swathes of Syria and Iraq. He was advised that these fighters are now looking toward the U.S. or Western Europe as their next targets, where they would likely ´kill with abandon´. It comes as Texas senator Ted Cruz has claimed that America should deal with the threat of ISIS by bombing them ´back to Ukraine crisis: Troops abandon Luhansk airport after clashes Mon, 01 50 2014 11:50:18 GMT 7dcc7711b448924217031cd7f3e61f46e7db2c76 BBC News [UK], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 01 50 2014 11:50:18 GMT Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from the airport of the eastern city of Luhansk following clashes with pro'Russian rebels, military officials say. The announcement came after the two sides were engaged in all'night fighting. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has urged negotiators meeting in the Belarus capital, Minsk, to make an "immediate ceasefire" their priority. Some 2,600 people have died in eastern Ukraine since fighting began in April. The conflict broke out after Russia´s annexation of Ukraine´s southern Crimea peninsula in March. The rebels have been gaining ground on Ukrainian forces in recent days, in both the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, and further south around the Bills’ Eric Wood blames ESPN for lack of interest in Michael Sam Mon, 01 24 2014 11:24:44 GMT 4f56140cf024ca12847c3c04f407a3e9bc762784 NBC Sports, by Michael David Smith Posted By: DaddyO- Mon, 01 24 2014 11:24:44 GMT Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, was cut by the Rams on Saturday and passed over by all 31 other teams on waivers on Sunday, and so far he hasn’t even been able to land a spot on a practice squad. So are NFL teams avoiding Sam because he’s gay? According to one NFL player, the answer to that question is yes — but not because teams are homophobic. Bills center Eric Wood says teams are avoiding Sam because they don’t want the ESPN hype that would come with having Sam, the only openly gay Obama invokes success of Bush'Cheney security policy as grounds for his complacency Mon, 01 07 2014 10:07:08 GMT 461336c002fd4945f11ebd35571e8dbe84c26a22 Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff Posted By: StormCnter- Mon, 01 07 2014 10:07:08 GMT As we have often observed, and did so again in the post just below this one, Team Obama specializes in excuses for inaction and complacency in the face of the threat posed by ISIS and other Islamic terrorists. But I never thought that, among its excuses, would be praise for the policies of President Bush and Vice President Cheney. Yet, as Daniel Halper reports, President Obama used just that excuse at a fundraiser in Rhode Island last night. Obama told Democrat fat cats that despite what “seems like. . .just wave after wave of upheaval, most of it surrounding the