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Sandy slams into Northeast;
at least 10 dead, more
than 3.1M without power

Associated Press, by Erin McClam & Katie Zezima

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/29/2012 11:31:38 PM

Atlantic City, N.J. — Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, flooding its tunnels, subway stations and the electrical system that powers Wall Street. At least 10 U.S. deaths were blamed on the storm, which brought the presidential campaign to a halt a week before Election Day. For New York City at least, Sandy was not the dayslong onslaught many had feared, and the wind and rain that sent water sloshing into Manhattan from three sides began dying down within hours.

      


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Boehner tells Obama to make
case for Syria strikes
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/28/2013 10:40:34 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday that the U.S does have national security interests in Syria, but said President Obama hasn’t laid out a compelling case to Congress or the American public about what those interests are and how military strikes could achieve them. “It is essential that you provide a clear, unambiguous explanation of how military action — which is a means, not a policy — will secure U.S. objectives and how it fits into your overall policy,” Mr. Boehner said in a letter to Mr. Obama, released Wednesday evening. The Ohio Republican told the president to “personally

   

 

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Obama: I haven’t made
a decision about Syria
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/28/2013 10:38:14 PM     Post Reply
President Obama said Wednesday he still has not decided what action to take against Syria. “I have gotten options from our military,” Mr. Obama told PBS Newshour. “I have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in Syria. But we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they are held accountable.” Mr. Obama said the U.S. has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a large-scale chemical weapons attack against civilians last week. The president said the U.S. has examined evidence and doesn’t believe the

In Syria, U.S. credibility is at stake
Washington Post, by David Ignatius    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/28/2013 10:32:15 PM     Post Reply
What does the world look like when people begin to doubt the credibility of U.S. power? Unfortunately, we’re finding that out in Syria and other nations where leaders have concluded they can defy a war-weary United States without paying a price. Using military power to maintain a nation’s credibility may sound like an antiquated idea, but it’s all too relevant in the real world we inhabit. It has become obvious in recent weeks that President Obama, whose restrained and realistic foreign policy I generally admire, needs to demonstrate that there are consequences for crossing a U.S. “red line.” Otherwise, the

The House GOP is bracing
for debt-limit battle and likely
to target Obamacare first
Washington Post, by Lori Montgomery    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/28/2013 10:30:18 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker John A. Boehner is promising a “whale of a fight” this fall. But a fight over what? That is the $16.7 trillion question as Congress barrels toward another showdown over the federal debt limit. House Republicans are trying to figure out how to finesse the deadlines looming after lawmakers return to Washington on Sept. 9. Unless Congress acts, the federal government will shut down on Oct. 1 and, according to the Obama administration, the nation will run out of cash to pay its bills in mid-October. Boehner (R-Ohio) has proposed a short-term budget bill to keep the government

CDC ´Excessive Alcohol´
Study Author Recommends
Prohibitionist Policies
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Dr. Susan Berry    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/28/2013 10:05:56 PM     Post Reply
The results of a new study on the economic costs of excessive alcohol abuse demonstrate how federal bureaucrats, through a myriad of conflicts of interest, are attempting to influence and, perhaps, dictate, public policy. In a press statement dated August 13th, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the release of a study that concludes excessive alcohol use causes a large economic burden to the nation. According to the release: Excessive alcohol use cost states and D.C. a median of $2.9 billion in 2006, ranging from $420 million in North Dakota to $32 billion in California. This means

The Wrong Red Line
National Review Online, by Stanley Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/28/2013 7:17:23 AM     Post Reply
Our coming intervention in Syria already looks like a no-win proposition. If we go heavy, we’re liable to empower al-Qaeda and assorted jihadists, or tie ourselves down excessively. If we go light, we’ll seem like paper tigers. Obama’s foolish decision to turn chemical weapons use into a red line is what got us into this mess. We wouldn’t be acting now had he not trapped himself with a bluff he thought Assad would never call. When Samantha Power’s humanitarian interventionism first emerged as an explanation for the war in Libya, many found it hard to take the administration’s stated justification

   

 

  


 
White House: Obama paralyzed
on Syria response
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/27/2013 9:54:49 PM     Post Reply
President Obama hasn’t decided whether to bomb Syria, but a U.S. response to the regime’s use of chemical weapons is required, the White House said Tuesday. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Mr. Obama “continues to work with his national security team, reviewing the options.” But Mr. Carney made clear the deliberations taking place are focused on the forcefulness of the U.S. response, not on verifying whether Syria used chemical weapons. “There is no doubt here that chemical weapons were used on a massive scale on Aug. 21 outside Damascus,” Mr. Carney said. “There must be a response.” As

Syrian Electronic Army attack
suspected on New York Times;
group also claims Twitter hack
Washington Post, by Hayley Tsukayama,    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/27/2013 9:50:33 PM     Post Reply
The Web site for the New York Times was inaccessible for some users Tuesday, apparently as the result of a malicious attack. Tuesday’s outage comes less than two weeks after the site suffered an outage that lasted approximately two hours. The newspaper’s site was inaccessible for some — but not all — users starting at 3 p.m., and many users took to Twitter to ask if others were having similar problems reaching the site. A Twitter account for the Syrian Electronic Army also claimed it has pulled a similar attack on Twitter. Twitter spokesman Jim Prosser confirmed that the company

Imminent U.S. strike on Syria
could draw nation into civil war
Washington Post, by Ernesto Londoño and Ed O´Keefe    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/27/2013 9:47:19 PM     Post Reply
An imminent U.S. strike on Syrian government targets in response to the alleged gassing of civilians last week has the potential to draw the United States into the country’s civil war, former U.S. officials said, warning that history doesn’t bode well for such limited, retaliatory interventions. The best historical parallels — the 1998 cruise missile strikes on targets in Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan — are rife with unintended consequences and feature no success stories. “The one thing we should learn is you can’t get a little bit pregnant,” said retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, who was at the helm of

BuzzFeed is taking trolling
to a new level by
pandering to right-wing nuts
Guardian [UK], by Fruzsina Eordogh    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/27/2013 8:40:02 PM     Post Reply
Buzzfeed, a favorite site of Millennials and liberals, found itself at the center of the buzz for all the wrong reasons this past weekend. Personhood USA, a conservative anti-abortion propaganda group, published for free a listicle bashing Planned Parenthood under Buzzfeed´s relatively new "Community" section. Rather than issue an apology, Buzzfeed insists their new Community section is an open platform where anything goes, even posts that alienate their biggest supporters or violate guidelines. Big mistake. Readers could not stop hate-sharing the post on Twitter (with some going as far as asking for its removal or saying they´ll boycott the site),

Obama and the Sybil
American Interest, by Walter Russel Mead    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/27/2013 8:30:19 PM     Post Reply
The last of the ancient kings of Rome, Tarquin the Proud, was approached one day by a woman who offered nine books of prophecy at a steep price. The king refused; the price was too high. The woman burned three of the books and offered the remaining six at the original price. Nothing doing, said the king. She burned three more of the books and offered the remaining three books at the same price: this time, the king bought. That is not a bad description of President Obama’s approach to Syria. Originally, he had a chance to nip the destructive

   

 

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Report: Daily Beast Will Lose
$12 Million This Year;
Brown Could Exit
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Larry O´Connor    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/27/2013 7:21:17 AM     Post Reply
AdWeek is reporting that The Daily Beast could lose as much as $12 million dollars this year. The article focuses on the Beast´s enigmatic leader, Tina Brown and speculates about what her next move will be after the disastrous acquisition of Newsweek. A rep for The Daily Beast said ad revenue at the site is up nearly 23 percent year over year, with average traffic for the past six months up 28 percent to about 17 million versus a year ago, citing internal Omniture numbers (comScore´s are much lower, however). After a dramatic face-lift earlier this year, the site is



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Blasts in the Night, a Smell,
and a Flood of Syrian Victims

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New York Times, by BEN HUBBARD, MARK MAZZETTI and*    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 8/27/2013 6:40:50 AM     Post Reply
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Thousands of sick and dying Syrians had flooded the hospitals in the Damascus suburbs before dawn, hours after the first rockets landed, their bodies convulsing and mouths foaming. Their vision was blurry and many could not breathe. Overwhelmed doctors worked frantically, jabbing their patients with injections of their only antidote, atropine, hoping to beat back the assault on the nervous system waged by suspected chemical agents. In just a few hours, as the patients poured in, the atropine ran out. To avoid contamination, medics stripped new arrivals down to their underwear and doused them with water before taking

Sick of city life? America´s
top 10 small towns to live in
offer a slower pace (although
from these pictures maybe a
little too quiet)

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Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/28/2013 10:57:36 AM     Post Reply
If you crave small town life the way that Norman Rockwell imagined, then pack up and head for these unassuming idylls scattered across the country. A list of the top ten best small towns in America has been compiled by analyzing the size of population, income, crime levels, house prices and number of parks and gardens. The perfect spots are dotted from coast to coast, reaching from the Pacific Northwest to the Rockie Mountains, the Heartland and up the Atlantic Coast. The town of Sharon Massachusetts comes in first place, according to a survey by CNNMoney. Number One: SHARON, MASSACHUSSETS

First Lady freshens up her
look with face-framing caramel
highlights after growing out
her ´mid-life crisis´ bangs

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Daily Mail (UK), by Margot Peppers    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/28/2013 4:54:05 PM     Post Reply
After recently growing out her much buzzed-about bangs, Michelle Obama has debuted a new hair update: caramel colored highlights. The First Lady showed off her brand new look yesterday while speaking at a film screening in Washington, DC. The new face-framing ´do is significantly less drastic and more flattering than the blunt bangs she had cut in January, which she admitted were ´irritating´ after a while.Placed mostly around the edges of her face, the highlights are subtle and warm, in a soft honey color. Reactions to the style have been mostly positive,

Kentucky students to first lady
Michelle Obama: Your food
‘tastes like vomit’

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/27/2013 12:54:15 PM     Post Reply
Students in a rural Kentucky county — and their parents — are the latest to join a growing national chorus of scorn for the healthy school lunches touted by first lady Michelle Obama. “They say it tastes like vomit,” said Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley at a contentious board meeting last week, reports The Harlan Daily Enterprise. The growing body of USDA meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010? has long been a signature issue for the first lady. Denizens of Harlan County don’t much

   

 

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A Truly Great Phony
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Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/27/2013 7:26:05 AM     Post Reply
Many years ago, I was a member of a committee that was recommending to whom grant money should be awarded. Since I knew one of the applicants, I asked if this meant that I should recuse myself from voting on his application. "No," the chairman said. "I know him too -- and he is one of the truly great phonies of our time." The man was indeed a very talented phony. He could convince almost anybody of almost anything -- provided that they were not already knowledgeable about the subject. He had once spoken to me very authoritatively about Marxian economics,

Will Obama Hold Anyone
Accountable For Benghazi?

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Michael Ramirez    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/27/2013 7:30:31 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration has determined that no one should be held accountable for the deaths of four brave Americans in Benghazi. Sure, it might have been the first time in 33 years that an American ambassador was killed while in service, but according to the White House it just adds up to a "phony" scandal. Secretary of State John Kerry decided that midlevel staffers suspended for the lax security surrounding the Benghazi compound were cleared to resume their jobs. Apparently, eight months paid leave is enough punishment. You might recall that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wanted these same employees fired, but

Boxer pushes for $10 minimum wage
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Blake Neff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/27/2013 1:18:15 PM     Post Reply
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Monday night she wants the minimum wage increased to $10, a nearly $3 boost from its current level of $7.25. “I think about $10. I think that would be right,” Boxer said in an appearance on MSNBC´s "The Ed Show." Boxer said that a boost to the minimum wage would “make a huge difference.” “People are struggling,” she said. “The difference between the very wealthy and the working poor has grown.” Boxer also said an increase in the minimum wage would advance the core causes of the Obama presidency. “We raise that minimum wage, and

Miley Cyrus: The Nadir
of American Civilization?

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Daily Beast, by Tunku Varadarajan    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/28/2013 3:50:47 PM     Post Reply
Several thoughts ricocheted through my head as I watched that smutty little clip from the Video Music Awards, this thought first: Miley Cyrus is the only performer who can make people wish they were watching her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, instead. The second thought was that her act—in which she started off as a cartoon-porn plush toy, her tongue at a right angle to her mandible, and finished up as a latex-clad masturbationist—was the nadir of American civilization.

WH Plans Syria Intervention But Silent
on U.N., Congressional Approval

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National Review Online, by Alec Torres    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/27/2013 8:33:38 PM     Post Reply
The White House has made it clear that the Syrian government’s recent use of chemical weapons isn’t going to go unanswered, but they’ve declined to say whether they’ll want authorization from the United Nations or Congress for any eventual action. When White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked today whether the president would wait for a vote from the U.N. Security Council and whether he would request congressional approval, he said that such questions presume a response the president has not yet committed to. At the State Department’s press briefing today, a spokesman also wouldn’t comment on the matter

   

 



 
Al Jazeera America Tanks in Opening Week
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Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/28/2013 4:02:41 AM     Post Reply
Al Jazeera America’s launch in place of the failed Current TV network was an unsurprising dud, TV Newser reports. Available in more than 40 million homes, its initial ratings were poor for cable news standards. Its best showing of the week was just 54,000 viewers for Thursday night’s Real Money with Ali Velshi: The 2 PM Saturday edition of “News Live” averaged 48,000 viewers, while “Inside Story” Thursday at 12:30 PM averaged 41,000 viewers. “News Live” Thursday from 12-12:30 averaged 40,000. The debut edition of “The Stream” on Tuesday averaged 38,000 viewers, below Nielsen’s

Woman from Wild Wings Contacts Radio
Facts, States Black Patrons Asked
to Leave for Several Reasons

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Radio Facts, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 8/28/2013 7:42:35 AM     Post Reply
A woman contacted Radio Facts who works at the Wild Wings restaurant that asked the black patrons to leave. and asked that we allow her to be anonymous. She states there are several reasons the group was asked to leave (below) Radiofacts.com, You’re only getting one side of story here. I work at the restaurant and your representation of the events is way off base. The group was being loud and obnoxious to both customers and staffers. They kept complaining about their long wait and were talking about how “whitey” was able to get seated, but they were not. The

Fort Hood shooter is sentenced to
Death for 2009 rampage that left
13 dead... but it could be Decades
before he is executed

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 8/28/2013 4:35:09 PM     Post Reply
A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, delivering the only punishment the Army believed fit for a massacre of fellow unarmed soldiers that killed 13 people and injured 30. The sentence was one that Hasan also appeared to seek in a self-proclaimed effort to become a martyr after the attack at the military base. But many years could pass before he is put to death. The American-born Muslim, who has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, described himself as a soldier who had

   

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