News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Fri, 22 43 2015 09:43:12 GMT Fri, 22 43 2015 09:43:12 GMT Clinton e'mails reveal slain ambassador considered leaving Libya Fri, 22 42 2015 09:42:18 GMT d6dfafb2963c706e9ed6a4d3a533c4c819ffe2d4 New York Post, by Marisa Schulz Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 42 2015 09:42:18 GMT WASHINGTON — Eighteen months before his murder in the 2012 Benghazi attack, US Ambassador Christopher Stevens was so worried about security in Libya that he was considering leaving the country, according to newly released Hillary Rodham Clinton e'mails. An e'mail sent to the then'secretary of state’s private account with “high” importance described the shelling and snipers surrounding Stevens, who was then serving as special envoy. “The situation in [the Libyan town of] Ajdabiyah has worsened to the point where Stevens is considering departure from Benghazi,” said an April 10, 2011, e'mail obtained Thursday by The New York Times. In ISIS fight, Team Obama puts spinning ahead of winning Fri, 22 40 2015 09:40:06 GMT e46333be4be1139be6a3e086bb6c1a56062e0278 New York Post, by Editorial Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 40 2015 09:40:06 GMT If Baghdad Bob and Hillary Clinton had a love child, he’d probably be hard at work for the Obama administration, denying the importance of ISIS’s gains in Iraq. Bob was Saddam Hussein’s mouthpiece during the 2003 liberation of Iraq. As Coalition forces advanced on the capital, he kept insisting, “All is well.” Hillary, meanwhile, evaded questions about the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi with the infamous line, “What difference at this point does it make?” Team Obama combines the two tactics. The loss of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, is a distinct sign that President Obama’s anti'ISIS strategy is failing. U.S. Preparation Lagging to Battle Potentially Devastating EMP Fri, 22 32 2015 09:32:51 GMT 2c9a9d415e7c95148d65efbf8d24d850fcc94614 PJ Media, by Bill Straub Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 32 2015 09:32:51 GMT WASHINGTON – A warning bell is being sounded urging the federal government to take the steps necessary to prepare for an electromagnetic pulse that could cause massive blackouts and damage the nation’s electric grid. Experts maintain an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) resulting from a high'altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon high above the jet stream — perhaps by a rogue state — or a geomagnetic “super storm” caused by the sun could conceivably lead to a blackout lasting months or even years. A 2008 report by the congressional Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse found that ´Look ... It´s My Name on This´: Obama Defends the Iran Nuclear Deal Fri, 22 30 2015 09:30:39 GMT 3728abfc6bc936536275ad5711c8ba878efda98a Atlantic, by Jeffrey Goldberg Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 30 2015 09:30:39 GMT On Tuesday afternoon, as President Obama was bringing an occasionally contentious but often illuminating hour'long conversation about the Middle East to an end, I brought up a persistent worry. “A majority of American Jews want to support the Iran deal,” I said, “but a lot of people are anxiety'ridden about this, as am I.” Like many Jews—and also, by the way, many non'Jews—I believe that it is prudent to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of anti'Semitic regimes. Obama, who earlier in the discussion had explicitly labeled the supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, an anti'Semite, responded with The Unbearable Lightness of Mattress Feminism Fri, 22 23 2015 09:23:15 GMT c0af74a73225a21f3bb1a1cd61200ae5976fcbc6 Real Clear Politics, by Heather Wilhelm Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 23 2015 09:23:15 GMT For thousands of years, divergent religious traditions have celebrated and venerated one unifying act: meditation. Twenty years before Christ, Philo of Alexandria, a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher, recommended various meditative spiritual exercises. Meditation fills the history and writings surrounding the Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, and Sufi traditions. Early Christians, contrary to any modern image to the contrary, were enthusiastic practitioners of various metaphysical arts—and many, as Tony Jones notes in his book, “The Sacred Way,” still are. Meditation’s appeal is simple yet profound: By clearing the mind of all distractions, petty thoughts, daily worries, and focusing relentlessly on the now, we can reach Can Two People Repopulate Earth? Fri, 22 20 2015 09:20:51 GMT 66249f54de908742af5bbf2227756b4996719bf4 Popular Science, by Morgan Kinney Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 22 20 2015 09:20:51 GMT Sci'Fi movies present no shortage of doomsday scenarios''asteroids, climate change and supervolcanoes just to name a few. But let’s say that one of these situations actually occurs, and humans are annihilated with the exception of one male and one female. Could humanity survive? The answer is a resounding...maybe, with the only certainty being that the surviving couple is going to be very, very busy. Variations on this scenario occur now and again in nature. They’re called bottlenecks, and they include any event that causes a drastic reduction in a population''think overhunting and natural disasters. Certain species, like dandelions, are great at bouncing US warns China not to challenge military flights over South China Sea Fri, 22 18 2015 09:18:13 GMT 6a99a9fc44e2a4bef1142fc2124caace62c68dea Fox News, by Staff Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 22 18 2015 09:18:13 GMT The U.S. warned China Thursday against confronting U.S. aerial patrols over the South China Sea days after a verbal dispute between a Chinese military dispatcher and a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft. The Los Angeles Times reported that the Navy released two videos and an audio recording of the confrontation, which took place on Wednesday when the Chinese dispatcher demanded eight times that the Navy P8'A Poseidon leave the area as it flew over Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Island chain, where China has conducted extensive reclamation work. "Foreign military aircraft, this is Chinese navy. You are approaching our military alert zone. Seattle Couple Who Fled Nazi'Controlled Europe Leaves $847K Estate to ´America´ Fri, 22 09 2015 09:09:58 GMT 523b3026e19fd69bc64fb52667923d4e9d05d884 ABC News, by Avianne Tan & Meghan Keneally Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 22 09 2015 09:09:58 GMT A couple from Seattle left all they had, nearly $1 million, “to the government of the United States of America" in their identical wills, the lawyer who administered the estate said. A cashier´s check for $847,215.57 was received and deposited into the U.S. Department of the Treasury´s general funds on May 13, according to U.S. assistant attorney Peter Winn, who told ABC News today that he was the one who worked with the Treasury Department to accept the money on behalf of the government. Though Peter Petrasek and Joan Petrasek never indicated why they wanted to donate all of their money to Archives show Hillary Clinton OK´d tax breaks for nonprofits Fri, 22 03 2015 09:03:58 GMT 15ad05d7e5c99e4c57e5ea9b3cb11152645343e0 Asssociated Press, by Stephen Braun & Jack Gillum Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 22 03 2015 09:03:58 GMT LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband´s presidential library, recently released Clinton'era documents show. The blurred lines between the tax reductions proposed by the Clinton administration in 2000 and the Clinton Library´s fundraising were an early foreshadowing of the potential ethics concerns that have flared around the Clintons´ courting of corporate and foreign donors for their family charity before Breaking News: Police catch suspect wanted in quadruple murder who was trailing ´accomplices´ in a box truck filled with cash in Northeast DC Fri, 22 22 2015 07:22:13 GMT 31529a31ea0f9ac64cc52895fd6005f123584564 Daily Mail (UK), by Mia De Graaf & Ben Ashford Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 22 22 2015 07:22:13 GMT Police have captured the man suspected of torturing and killing a family and their housekeeper before setting the mansion alight. Daron Wint, 34, is wanted for the murders of American Iron Works CEO Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, son Philip and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa. The dramatic arrest on Thursday night came after US Marshalls located Wind at a Howard Johnson Inn hotel close to Route 1 in Northeast DC, police told Daily Mail Online. When they moved in to arrest him they discovered he had just left in a white Chevrolet Cruze, which was accompanied by a Ford Box Truck, New Clinton speech disclosures reveal foundation’s take Fri, 22 55 2015 06:55:13 GMT f1da6385cd8b35bef4a0d5bf9316bcb7de844908 Politico, by Josh Gerstein Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 22 55 2015 06:55:13 GMT Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton brought in more than $12 million in speaking fees since 2002 that was donated directly to their family foundation, covering a a total of 97 speeches across the U.S. and around the world, according to data made public for the first time Thursday night. The new list of paid speeches gives a more complete financial picture of the Clintons’ high'dollar public appearances. A personal financial disclosure filed last week by Hillary Clinton shows that the couple made over $25 million in personal income on public speeches since the beginning of Suspect in Washington DC quadruple homicide arrested Fri, 22 49 2015 06:49:08 GMT c0d30295e4b47cf8d5842e342ad48db7ac1905c4 Fox News, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 22 49 2015 06:49:08 GMT The Maryland man wanted for the murders of a corporate executive, his wife, their son, and their housekeeper in an upscale Washington D.C. home was arrested late Thursday. Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was taken into custody by members of a fugitive task force without incident in northeast Washington. WTTG reported that Wint was the passenger in a car that had been followed by authorities from a motel in suburban College Park, Md. The station also reported that authorities arrested Wint´s brother when they pulled over a box truck that was found to contain a large amount of cash. Authorities had South Korea´s appeals court frees Korean Air heiress in ´nut rage´ case Fri, 22 48 2015 05:48:55 GMT cc7e89b738585ff36782f388c475eeb3b8b357f8 Agence France'Presse, by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 22 48 2015 05:48:55 GMT SEOUL ' A South Korean appeals court on Friday freed the daughter of Korean Air (KAL) chairman who was jailed for a year in February for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts. The High Court in Seoul ruled that 40'year'old Heather Cho Hyun Ah, who has been in jail since her arrest in December, was not guilty of the most serious charge of altering an aircraft’s route while in flight. That overturned the verdict of a lower district court, which had jailed Cho for one year in February. “The accused had no intention of hampering the safe Heartbreaking end for former Miss Venezuela who went from being a top model to spending the last 15 years of her life living on the streets Fri, 22 46 2015 05:46:08 GMT b2ad719dde56dece9989166784b4674d80b290eb Daily Mail [U.K.], by Jenny Stanton Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 22 46 2015 05:46:08 GMT A former Venezuelan beauty queen with a law degree died on the streets after spending the last 15 years of her life homeless. Damarys Ruiz, 68, shot to stardom in 1973 at the age of 26 when she entered the Miss Venezuela contest to represent her home state. But her body was found in a park in the country´s capital Caracas this week, but none of her family have visited the hospital to identify her. Despite being just 5ft 2" tall, the beautiful Miss Sucre ' a state in the north of Venezuela ' impressed the judges with her intelligence and looks, including The city that makes Rome blush: 5 reasons why Palmyra´s ruins are so important Fri, 22 31 2015 05:31:08 GMT 450aa0416518523d810d9663e84d1e93af0ebc58 Los Angeles Times, by Carolina A. Miranda Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 22 31 2015 05:31:08 GMT The fate of the one of the world´s most important archaeological treasures hangs in the balance after the Islamist militant group ISIS overwhelmed the historic city of Palmyra, also known as Tadmur. The city contains the ruins of what, according to UNESCO, "was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world" — an important Silk Road hub where East met West more 2,000 years ago. A World Heritage Site, Palmyra is heralded by experts as having some of the finest Roman'era ruins in existence. "It makes Rome blush," says Stephennie Mulder, an archaeologist and professor of Middle Eastern The Dangerous Unseriousness of Rand Paul Fri, 22 23 2015 05:23:04 GMT 6fd026cb1c53e1b0b58ee5b4231ed4c15d4033f0 Commentary, by James Kirchick Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 22 23 2015 05:23:04 GMT “How the mighty have fallen!” crowed a blogger for Reason, the libertarian monthly. It was the summer of 2013, a few months after Kentucky Senator Rand Paul had spent 13 hours filibustering President Barack Obama’s nomination of John Brennan for CIA director. Paul was incensed about the president’s use of unmanned aerial drones against suspected terrorists overseas and used the parliamentary tactic as a means of extracting answers from administration officials about odd hypothetical situations. Paul’s worries were outlandish—“That Americans could be killed in a café in San Francisco, or in a restaurant in Houston, or at their home in Another reason why Hillary Clinton does not deserve to be president Fri, 22 17 2015 05:17:50 GMT baa61ea64f28eeaab119bea598b56642901d88a1 Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 22 17 2015 05:17:50 GMT Anti'Hillary Clinton political ads are writing themselves on a weekly basis. The latest source is this New York Times report that Hillary’s private email account contained sensitive information. The official name for the information is “sensitive but unclassified” (SBU). What sensitive but unclassified information did Hillary have in her private account. According to the Times, “that information included the whereabouts and travel plans of American officials in Libya as security there deteriorated during the uprising against the leadership of Col. Muammar el'Qaddafi in 2011.” Considering the fate of Christopher Stevens the following year, it’s safe to say that this information was, indeed, Australian girl gives up Melbourne middle'class life to become ISIS bride Fri, 22 14 2015 05:14:21 GMT 3462a2e1111051832a0fd41260243eda654f8ecc Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 22 14 2015 05:14:21 GMT Quietly – almost secretly – Zehra Duman morphed from private school student to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) bride and online recruiter for the movement. Her family did not see it coming. So when the 21'year'old Turkish'Australian gave up her middle'class life in Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, for faraway Raqqa, ISIS movement’s center in war'ravaged Syria, the people who knew her were astonished. “We did not notice any extremist tendencies in her behavior,” Saniye Coskundag, acting principal of Sirius College’s Keysborough campus, told The Associated Press. “She’s been brainwashed, she wasn’t like this three or four months ago,” her Islamic State extremists execute 65 civilians north Syria, mostly Kurds Fri, 22 11 2015 05:11:44 GMT 22ef1c6a853d32eec5cdf4dedb918f1be4ac8a06 ARA News [Syria], by Sarbaz Yousef Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 22 11 2015 05:11:44 GMT Erbil, Kurdistan Region – Militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) executed more than 65 civilians in northern Syria on Wednesday, local sources reported. At least 56 Kurdish civilians were summarily executed by the radical group in the city of Manbij in the northern countryside of Aleppo, and nine other civilians were shot dead in Deir ez'Zor. In Manbij, a local source told ARA News (on the condition of anonymity) that IS jihadists executed a group of Kurdish civilians who were held in an IS detention center in the city. “The Kurdish victims descended from Kobane, Jarabulus and Manbij in Aleppo countryside. The terrorists Police: Suspect arrested in D.C. quadruple homicide Fri, 22 08 2015 05:08:03 GMT feb04c1f8bfa937bca97fe7a96ca2e25f1bfede2 USA Today, by Delia Goncalves and Doug Stang Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 22 08 2015 05:08:03 GMT A suspect charged in the killing of three family members and a housekeeper last week in a $4.5 million mansion in Washington, D.C., was taken into custody late Thursday, police said. Daron Dylon Wint, age 34, of Maryland was taken into custody in Northeast D.C., Chief Cathy Lanier confirmed. Wint was named in an arrest warrant charging him with first'degree murder while armed. Earlier, Washington police said they believed Wint fled Washington for New York City, but the had not ruled out the possibility that others might be involved in the brutal killings. Police are looking into the possibility that Wint took a bus Frantic Message as Palmyra Fell: ‘We’re Finished’ Fri, 22 14 2015 04:14:50 GMT 221baf636337ca11af5a77ce9c528c174a3d37be New York Times, by Anne Barnard and Hwaida Saad Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 22 14 2015 04:14:50 GMT BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian Army soldier had long served in Palmyra, but he was on leave when he heard that Islamic State militants had attacked a village northeast of the desert city, killing dozens of his comrades. He sent frantic text messages, trying to reach them. No one answered. He shared his anguish last week in a series of texts as he slowly pieced together bits of the story from survivors of the massacre. Soldiers told him they had run out of ammunition. One officer radioed to headquarters: “We’re finished.” Worst of all, the soldier said, was the photograph he Baltimore Rioters Burn Down House & Medical Equipment of Severely Disabled Child Fri, 22 39 2015 03:39:41 GMT 19b7a3fd93a43748058fb469c832a4af89259f2e Truth Revolt, by TreySanchez Posted By: Toledo- Fri, 22 39 2015 03:39:41 GMT Khai´Lee Sampson is a 7'year'old child that suffers from severe cerebral palsy caused by an asthma attack when he was 18 months old that left him without oxygen for 45 minutes. A few weeks ago, his house was burned down during the Baltimore riots, destroying all of his medical equipment that keeps him alive. “They took everything from my child,” the boy´s mother, Laporsha Lawson, told The Washington Post. The Post listed the equipment: The wheelchair customized for Khai’Lee’s small body, the back brace that helps him sit upright, the machine that pumps oxygen into his lungs when he stops breathing at night Obama may fight Islamic State with more military advisers in Iraq, says U.S. coalition is winning Fri, 22 38 2015 03:38:59 GMT 819455337278de73abdd09ba533cff570c30ee21 Washington Times, by Dave Boyer & Guy Taylor Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 22 38 2015 03:38:59 GMT The administration said Thursday that it would consider sending more military advisers to Iraq, although President Obama doesn’t believe the U.S.-led coalition is losing the war against the Islamic State after the terrorist group’s significant gains in recent days. Mr. Obama and his advisers again defended his strategy for fighting the Islamic State with U.S.-trained local forces, despite growing evidence that sectarian rifts in Iraq are still hampering efforts to counter the terrorist army, especially in Sunni areas. But the president and aides have begun to express more criticism of Iraq’s handling of its troops after the Top Aide’s Pre-Benghazi Email: Hillary Clinton Had ‘Leadership/ Ownership/ Stewardship of This Country’s Libya Policy From Start to Finish’ Fri, 22 35 2015 03:35:39 GMT 81f2560b3e0aa6e68bca3837dc3e0aead79d136c Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 22 35 2015 03:35:39 GMT Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had “leadership/ownership/stewardship of this country’s Libya policy from start to finish,” says an email written by one of Clinton’s top aides''and forwarded to Clinton herself''as the Libyan rebellion that sought the overthrow of Muammar Qadhafi appeared to be nearing a triumphant moment. The email is one of those the State Department has thus far given to the House Select Committee on Benghazi. It is among 349 pages of those emails that were obtained by the New York Times and that the Times has posted online in a PDF. This email about Clinton’s “ownership” of U.S. In just five weeks, Hillary has had a lifetime quota of scandals Fri, 22 26 2015 03:26:06 GMT a7c079a51e9a8ba4d08716dd29c4227f53e0fd77 Washington Post, by Michael Gerson Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 22 26 2015 03:26:06 GMT I recall the moment when the press finally turned against Bill Clinton. In 1998, I was a junior writer at U.S. News & World Report, then (for the children in the audience) an actual, physical weekly magazine, useful for pressing leaves or as packing material. When the word came that there was a blue dress stained with actual, physical, genetic evidence, it was the consensus of veteran journalists along the hallway that Clinton was gone, gone, gone, through either resignation or impeachment. Clinton had, as A.M. Rosenthal of the New York Times later wrote, “gambled the moral, political and historic Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in additional payments Fri, 22 23 2015 03:23:11 GMT 87f39e1ae6b6b0b6d778a2d2a162b0dcfbfd6ff7 Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman & Tom Hamburger Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 22 23 2015 03:23:11 GMT The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups. The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign. The money was paid as fees for speeches by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Foundation officials said the funds were tallied internally as “revenue” rather than donations,