News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Sat, 30 14 2014 03:14:10 GMT Sat, 30 14 2014 03:14:10 GMT GOP: Obama´s war on coal kills jobs Sat, 30 51 2014 02:51:04 GMT cd32837d0e1f0db41409d5feb4e5ec7925895e7d Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Sat, 30 51 2014 02:51:04 GMT Rep. Larry Bucshon gives the Republican Party´s Weekly Remarks Hello, I’m Dr. Larry Bucshon, proudly serving Indiana’s Eighth Congressional District. I’m honored to be speaking with you from the Heartland of America on this weekend when we tip our hat to the working man and woman. America’s workers make our country go, so our goal should be to make our economy work for them. But traveling around Indiana this week, going from job fairs to listening sessions to small businesses, it was easy to see how our workers are still hurting. Will Credit'Card Breaches Give ´Knuckle Busters´ a Second Crack? Sat, 30 32 2014 02:32:33 GMT 65f0d19db8f5de4f4c3aa21db0f710b3aa60bd4a Wall Street Journal, by Robin Sidel Posted By: MissMolly- Sat, 30 32 2014 02:32:33 GMT Biff Matthews is up to his eyeballs in knuckle busters. The 68'year'old Ohio businessman has stockpiled more than 8,000 of the old'fashioned credit'card'processing machines, known for their tendency to scrape the fingers of the merchants who operate them. Mr. Matthews keeps the machines boxed up individually on the shelves of his 12,000'square'foot warehouse, ready to be shipped at a moment´s notice. He has enough spare parts to assemble another 2,000 if need be. &#34;I´m not going to run out,&#34; he says. There is little danger of that happening soon. Knuckle busters were overtaken more than two decades ago by electronic card'processing devices as the Does ISIS Have Black'op Backers? Sat, 30 27 2014 02:27:37 GMT a1cfa99d00603b000df13e1b63db38377936c16e American Thinker, by James Lewis Posted By: magnante- Sat, 30 27 2014 02:27:37 GMT The bloody'handed butchers of ISIS behave like the worst Islamofascist gang we have seen so far (snip)In fact, this looks like a movement backed by unknown but radical sources, and somehow able to command the capability of a regular army, the logistics, planning, recon, real'time command and control, high'tech maintenance and use of advanced drones, tanks, tactical and strategic coordination, terror PR, as well as the usual screaming maniacs riding on pickup trucks with a 50 caliber machine gun precariously mounted on the truck bed. The Arabian desert of the 7th century has suddenly combined with a modern high'tech army. I Canadian scientists cure Ebola'infected monkeys Sat, 30 22 2014 02:22:55 GMT eca3c1398f948a7e1f8c22a7cac61479de93a767 PostMedia News [Canada], by Sharon Kirkey Posted By: earlybird- Sat, 30 22 2014 02:22:55 GMT Canadian scientists have rescued from death monkeys that were infected with a lethal dose of Ebola, in the latest study of an experimental drug that has been used on a handful of Ebola victims in West Africa. The antibody based compound known as ZMapp rescued 100 per cent of 18 Ebola'infected rhesus macaques, even when the drug was administered up to five days after infection with the virus. All treated monkeys recovered fully and show no side'effects, said Dr. Gary Kobinger, chief of special pathogens at Canada´s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. Three Ebola'infected macaques that didn´t receive ZMapp died. It is UN troops under fire in Syria said to be fleeing to Israel Sat, 30 16 2014 02:16:40 GMT f69d46c003cb3157c9c650d9f8c215f0a1a424a0 Jerusalem Post, by Staff and Reuters Posted By: SoCalGal- Sat, 30 16 2014 02:16:40 GMT United Nations peacekeepers stationed on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights buffer zone were fleeing the embattled country on Saturday and heading towards Israeli territory, according to Al Jazeera. The report said UN troops were abandoning their posts following attacks by militant rebels in the area. It was not clear how many UN forces have left their posts or from what nationality they were.The report comes after clashes broke out between a group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped in the Golan Heights and Islamist militants who were surrounding their position. According to the defense chief of the Philippines, Voltaire Gazmin, some 40 Obama: ´America deserves a raise,´ but Congress won´t do it Sat, 30 15 2014 02:15:49 GMT 12d2a70111e5c2cff54f433a50ef6dd1f7e4a226 Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Sat, 30 15 2014 02:15:49 GMT President Obama´s weekly remarks Hi, everybody. Whether you’re firing up the grill, fired up for some college football or filling up the car for one last summer road'trip — Happy Labor Day weekend. We set aside Labor Day to honor the working men and women of America. And this Labor Day, we’ve got more to celebrate. Over the past 53 months, our businesses have added nearly 10 million new jobs. S’long, Jeet Sat, 30 36 2014 01:36:10 GMT e779ca6d925ac40537447198c51b3df7fb2afcf5 New Yorker, by Roger Angell Posted By: Flyright- Sat, 30 36 2014 01:36:10 GMT We know Derek Jeter by heart, so why all this memorizing? The between'pitches bat tucked up in his armpit. The fingertip helmet'twiddle. The left front foot wide open, out of the box until the last moment, and the cop'at'a'crossing right hand ritually lifted astern until the foot swings shut. That look of expectation, a little night'light gleam, under the helmet. The pitch—this one a slow breaking ball, a fraction low and outside—taken but inspected with a bending bow in its passage. More. Jeter’s celebrity extends beyond his swing, of course, but can perhaps be summarized by an excited e'mail once The Biggest Issue in 2016 Sat, 30 35 2014 01:35:00 GMT 505052e40704cc86513d82b22f73c0c1c6d6a899 American Thinker, by Bruce Walker Posted By: SpeedMaster- Sat, 30 35 2014 01:35:00 GMT Every day, more damning evidence oozes out of the festering carbuncle of the persecution by the Obama IRS of conservatives. The latest two fetid secretions are these: (1) Lois Lerner’s lost e'mails were never “lost” at all, but have been archived, and (2) Lois Lerner’s BlackBerry, which also contained all the lost e'mails, was scrubbed and destroyed one year after her hard drive crashed. Judge Sullivan shows no intention of letting Obama’s underlings off the hook, and at this point a full'scale judicially ordered independent prosecution of the crimes committed seems to be in the works. This prosecution may not even Constitution takes one last spin before retrofit Sat, 30 34 2014 01:34:39 GMT 7d7a91713cc0b1e4d7b2b146a21df2f3e4f4de94 Boston Globe, by Kiera Blessing Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 30 34 2014 01:34:39 GMT Old Ironsides sailed through Boston Harbor Friday for the last time until 2018, as the 216'year'old warship prepares to undergo a three'year restoration beginning early next year. The USS Constitution has sailed unassisted by a tug boat only twice since 1881, in 1997 and 2012. This summer it sailed with the help of a tug, but still moved by its own power. Friday was the final unassisted sail until the ship has completed its restoration. Aside from making the usual repairs for wear and tear, the restoration aims to return Old Ironsides to an image of its 1812 self. “She kind of ballooned Saudi king warns West will be jihadists´ next target Sat, 30 33 2014 01:33:30 GMT 614f97dda769abdc38f7d22d3ab1913cc8f16bea AFP, by AFP Staff Writer Posted By: Hermoine- Sat, 30 33 2014 01:33:30 GMT Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) ' King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is &#34;rapid&#34; action.&#34;If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month,&#34; he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al'Awsat daily and Saudi'backed Al'Arabiya television station. &#34;Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East,&#34; said the king who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony on Friday for new ambassadors, including a new McConnell Campaign Manager Out Amid Controversy Sat, 30 23 2014 01:23:55 GMT da3f49ea1a30a6aeeae3e588c6406c28a5e913a9 Breitbart The Conversation, by Dan Riehl Posted By: SpeedMaster- Sat, 30 23 2014 01:23:55 GMT In a story initially and doggedly pursued by former Breitbart News reporter Lee Stranahan, Jesse Benton has resigned as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager, &#34;citing potential distractions over renewed attention to a scandal from the Iowa 2012 caucuses.&#34; At issue is Benton´s possible involvement in a vote buying scandal dating back to the 2012 Iowa Caucus during which Benton, a long'time Paul family associate, ran Ron Paul´s campaign. Days ago, former Iowa GOP state lawmaker Kent Sorenson &#34;pleaded guilty to charges of accepting money to change his endorsement in 2012 from Michele Bachmann to Ron Paul.&#34; Rotherham’s — and England’s — Shame Sat, 30 45 2014 11:45:05 GMT 42ea028b3f96a3e11fbbfc42e03d53244c6b240f National Review, by John O´Sullivan Posted By: Judy W.- Sat, 30 45 2014 11:45:05 GMT We often read or hear from the media that a nation is “shocked” or “horrified” by the revelation of some crime or government scandal. It is almost never true. (Snip) Since Tuesday afternoon, however, Britain has felt real shock and horror over the report that 1,400 young women in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham had been groomed, raped, prostituted, trafficked, and brutally abused in almost every possible way by a criminal gang for the last 16 years. In addition, the authorities — which in this case are the local government authority, the police, and the child'protection services How USC´s Josh Shaw has access to high-profile lawyer is unknown Sat, 30 19 2014 11:19:00 GMT 6c4751f8f19c648b65e0d1bfa927723043bb936c Los Angeles Times, by David Wharton Posted By: Fiesta del sol- Sat, 30 19 2014 11:19:00 GMT Among the many questions swirling around the Josh Shaw story at USC, one more has popped up. How does a college athlete end up with a high-profile lawyer whose client list has included Rihanna and Snoop Dogg? Shaw, who lied about how he injured both ankles last weekend and has been suspended indefinitely from the team, is being represented by Los Angeles attorney Donald Etra. &#34;I do not discuss financial agreements between me and my clients publicly,&#34; Etra said when asked about how or if he is being paid. &#34;It´s a privacy issue and a matter of professional ethics.&#34; Attorneys Marines’ Chesty XIV Promoted to Corporal, Despite Taste for Snacks Sat, 30 45 2014 10:45:30 GMT a9db41a9ac585c9a850df90c8f7e51ea297f3ad1 Wall Street Journal, by Julian E. Barnes Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 30 45 2014 10:45:30 GMT Despite lingering questions over his eating habits, the Marine Corps promoted its bulldog mascot, Chesty XIV, to corporal. At a ceremony Friday morning at the Marine Barracks Washington, Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, affixed the insignia of a corporal to Chesty. The Marine Corps Friday Night parade season ends tonight, the last ceremonial show that will be overseen by Gen. Amos, who is scheduled to relinquish command in October. And in remarks bidding adieu to the Marines at the Washington Barracks, Gen. Amos said he wanted to promote Chesty XIV before he departed. Philippine Syria troops ´attacked´ Sat, 30 44 2014 10:44:51 GMT 0a051ac1065e0ab1495ace9afbc7e208809e3714 BBC News [UK], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Sat, 30 44 2014 10:44:51 GMT Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are &#34;under attack&#34;, Philippine Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin says. He said the assault had started early on Saturday, but gave no details on any casualties. In recent days the Syrian rebels have taken 44 Fijian peacekeepers hostage in the area and surrounded 75 Filipinos manning two separate UN posts. The rebels have also seized a crossing point into the Israeli'occupied Golan. They are believed to include members of the al'Nusra Front, al'Qaeda´s affiliate in Syria. Mr Guzman told reporters on Saturday that the Philippine soldiers had been attacked at one post, identified as camp 68. While Obama is distracted by ISIS, Russia and China pounce Sat, 30 43 2014 10:43:34 GMT e42289fe2d68111aa57049abe13876cf170417e9 Washington Examiner [DC], by Charles Hoskinson Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 30 43 2014 10:43:34 GMT Russia and China are betting that they can score points against President Obama while he´s tied up dealing with the growing threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. In the past week, Russian troops have crossed into Ukraine to aid separatists fighting the government in Kiev, and Chinese officials increased their rhetorical assault on U.S. surveillance flights over the South China Sea — in spite of talks designed to prevent incidents such as the Aug. 19 near'collision between a U.S. Navy spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet sent to intercept it. The cascade of crises is leading some Republicans have edge to take Senate Sat, 30 36 2014 10:36:11 GMT 4a91781496787a0b6c1a4b734f06135ce09a03db McClatchy Newspapers, by David Lightman Posted By: MissMolly- Sat, 30 36 2014 10:36:11 GMT WASHINGTON — Voters hate Washington, and they’ll get their chance to shake things up in November’s midterm elections. The big question is whether the Republicans can win control of the Senate while holding the House of Representatives, which would give them the entire Congress for the remaining two years of Barack Obama’s presidency and set the stage for the 2016 elections. At stake this fall are 36 of the Senate’s 100 seats, all 435 House seats and 36 governorships. Republicans start with a decided edge: – The most vulnerable Democrats are in states Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won two years ago; – Republicans are John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy letters to be auctioned Sat, 30 30 2014 10:30:50 GMT 444d369bde9693830e1d766d7979e1fbf7a04d83 Boston Globe, by Matt Viser Posted By: MissMolly- Sat, 30 30 2014 10:30:50 GMT WASHINGTON — A 16'year'old Bobby Kennedy, with all four front teeth chipped from playing football, was planning to head home from Milton Academy for the weekend. Writing before the Kennedy family experienced a series of tragic deaths, there was a fatalistic side to his thoughts. “I’m going home this weekend to see my brother Jack who is now going into PT boats,” Kennedy wrote to one of his friends, “so I’m getting out to see him because he might be killed any minute.” The letter is part of two separate batches of newly revealed correspondence — one series written by Robert F. Review: Season of Saturdays Sat, 30 27 2014 10:27:52 GMT 0f67960cb26b015f2ce75f371f325a55ef25f3be Washington Free Beacon, by Robert Charette Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 30 27 2014 10:27:52 GMT Only when it comes to college football do we believe that the deaths of a girlfriend and grandmother will spur a 21'year'old to lead his team to victory, and accept that a 22'year'old sprained his ankles from leaping off a three'story balcony to rescue a drowning nephew. The NFL may be played on Sundays, but college football is religion, with each team steeped in its own obscure mores, traditions, and believers. College football is a confounding sport with an arcane history at the intersection of higher education, the twilight of adolescence, and semi'professional football, all institutions of questionable integrity. The mix The Streets of San Francisco Sat, 30 25 2014 10:25:33 GMT 5de314d410a4c4594c5295d063d3ea38c3ae1a99 American Spectator, by Daniel J. Flynn Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 30 25 2014 10:25:33 GMT <i>San Francisco</i> If you want to film a zombie movie on the cheap, San Francisco offers a ready'made location overflowing with extras. The mentally ill, addicted, and homeless find a home in the City by the Bay as they do nowhere else in North America. In this walkable Western metropolis, one walks a gauntlet of down'and'outers betraying that unmistakable drug gait and displaying lights out upstairs through their windows’ 100'watt stares. Instead of groaning for “more brains,” San Francisco’s zombies mumble “spare change.” In a Market Street smoke shop, a short man convinced of the justice of his proposed barter Let’s Stop Saying That Islamists Are Fighting The ‘West’ Sat, 30 22 2014 10:22:13 GMT f09fa60045f31f7fa8210146a3685db0e146deb4 Daily Caller, by David Cohen Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 30 22 2014 10:22:13 GMT We’ve all heard this refrain ad nauseam since 9/11: “Islamists are at war with the West. They hate us for who we are.” The fact is, though, that they don’t hate us for who we are. They hate us for who we’re not: we’re not Muslim, and that’s a characteristic we share with billions of people outside the West. If we could only get over our Western self'absorption, we could do a much better job of uniting with our natural allies to combat the global Islamist threat. When I say that “we” in the West are “not Muslim,” I am of Ferguson Fizzles Sat, 30 14 2014 10:14:41 GMT 514184f6021b5d6ed7a69c333038b0adf521a22b National Review Online, by Charles C.W. Cooke Posted By: MissMolly- Sat, 30 14 2014 10:14:41 GMT During the Great Depression, the Communist scribes at the Daily Worker were forever assuring the more skeptical among their colleagues that the heroic spark was near. Having read about a “small riot somewhere in rural Minnesota,” Whittaker Chambers recorded in Witness, Robert Minor started shouting about “the beginning of the American revolution.” If the paper wished to capitalize upon dissatisfaction and spin it into insurrection and change, Minor proposed, it would need the staff to keep an eye out for the tell'tale sign and, then, to “play it up big.” Over the past month, the events in Ferguson, Mo., have played Border Patrol Agent Fires at Armed Militia Member Sat, 30 12 2014 10:12:01 GMT 57afbed5792b67fc7d48c4a3542ac86be8d3d9b1 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 30 12 2014 10:12:01 GMT A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas'Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other details were immediately available. Cameron County President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges Sat, 30 04 2014 10:04:40 GMT 6584ffc59e0aef63b2e4b76c12016e470d211543 Washington Post, by Editorial Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 30 04 2014 10:04:40 GMT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent he had one, seemed to be to tamp down all the assessments of gathering dangers that his own team had been issuing over the previous days. This argument with his own administration is alarming on three levels. The first has to do with simple competence. One can only imagine the whiplash that foreign leaders must be suffering. Whole Foods sued for ‘understating’ amount of sugar in yogurt Sat, 30 59 2014 09:59:29 GMT 49a965690c5a214a42dc1cbe45a7cf120383285c New York Post, by Antonio Antenucci Posted By: MissMolly- Sat, 30 59 2014 09:59:29 GMT Customers are suing Whole Foods Market for “vastly understating” the amount of sugar in its store'brand yogurt. A class'action lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan federal court cites six tests by Consumer Reports in a July report on the supermarket chain’s Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt, revealing it actually contains 11.4 grams of sugar per 170'gram serving instead of the 2 grams listed on the label. “Defendant’s act in vastly understating the sugar content .?.?. is not harmless trivia,” the suit says. “For many members of the class, sugar content is an important component of their diet.” The suit, involving about