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Battle to keep out EU migrants
Daily Express [UK], by Macer Hall

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 3/5/2013 3:54:49 AM

A backlash against lifting border controls with Romania and Bulgaria appeared to be spreading in Europe last night when it emerged that even Germany wants to block the move. The country’s interior minister vowed to use the German veto when European Union ministers discuss admitting the former Eastern Bloc nations this week. Hans-Peter Friedrich warned the plans could spark a massive wave of benefits tourism and admitted to sharing British concerns about the looming influx of migrants. Speaking in a BBC interview yesterday, Mr Friedrich said that the right of free movement gives all people in Europe the opportunity

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The point has now been reached where the end of other people´s money is in plain sight in the EU. Unfortunately, although many of us can see the end of it in the US there is a large and influential number of voters with fiscal blindness that Obama´s "affordable" care has no chance of treating, let alone curing.

      


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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 9:02:41 PM     Post Reply
Survivors of the Fort Hood massacre are suing the U.S. government for allowing a jihadist soldier to rise through the ranks unchecked because of ´political correctness´. Major Nidal Hasan, 42, is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder for after launching an attack at the Texas Army post in November 2009. And on the eve of his trial, which is due to get underway on Tuesday, 148 victims and their relatives are launching a legal claim against the government for $750million (£491 million) for failing to prevent the killings from happening.

   

 

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The smile that says I´m free:
Edward Snowden pictured beaming as
he leaves Moscow airport after more
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Sunday Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 8:59:29 PM     Post Reply
A picture has emerged showing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden grinning from ear to ear as he left Moscow airport on Thursday, after more than a month stranded at the terminal. The 30-year-old is seen positively beaming, flanked by his Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena and two unknown women, as he marches out of Sheremetyevo airport having been granted asylum by Vladimir Putin for a year. [Snip]The photograph, released by Russian TV station Russia24, comes after a member of the US Senate was caught trying to make a rather conspicuous edit to Edward Snowden´s Wikipedia page. In a move sure to grind

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 8:52:30 PM     Post Reply
Chuck E. Cheese restaurants have been popular spots for kids´ birthday parties for decades. These days, however, the restaurants are a pretty popular spot to throw up your dukes, too, as a series of large brawls between the adults accompanying children has given the chain a bit of a black eye in the PR department. Just last week, two women were arrested following a brawl at a Chuck E. Cheese that involved more than 20 people. That same location has seen more than 80 emergency calls to 9-1-1 in less than two years. A few eeks earlier, a fight broke

This war isn´t over yet
Sunday Telegraph [UK], by Con Coughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 8:42:42 PM     Post Reply
For an organisation that is said to be in terminal decline, al-Qaeda will draw immense satisfaction from the events of this past weekend, when it demonstrated its ability to disrupt the work of Western governments by forcing the temporary closure of dozens of diplomatic missions throughout the Arab world. While it is unclear what kind of threat prompted the US government to initiate such radical measures, or the Foreign Office to shut the British mission to Yemen, American intelligence officials are convinced that al-Qaeda is planning a spectacular attack to mark the festival of Eid, which comes at the

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 4:36:06 PM     Post Reply
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US ´intercepted messages of senior
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Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 4:30:20 PM     Post Reply
The US decision to close its diplomatic missions in the Middle East was prompted by the interception of high-ranking al-Qaeda operatives signalling a major attack, according to politicians. [Snip] An unnamed US official, cited by ABC news, said there was concern that al-Qaeda might deploy suicide attackers with surgically implanted bombs to evade security. The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Michael McFaul, said the United States was on a high state of alert, calling it "probably one of the most specific and credible threats I´ve seen, perhaps, since 9/11." He said an attack appeared to be "imminent,"

   

 

  


 
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Sunday Telegraph [UK], by Damien McElroy    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 3:37:49 PM     Post Reply
The West was braced for attacks by al-Qaeda´s Yemen branch in apparent retaliation for the deaths of high level terrorist leaders by a series of devastatingly effective drone strikes. President Barack Obama vowed that "all appropriate steps" be taken to protect Americans after the US issued a worldwide travel alert and ordered its embassies across the Islamic world to close temporarily.[Snip] Intercepted communications between Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leaders point to advanced planning of a terrorist attack in the region that could take place between today and the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Thursday

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 2:56:37 PM     Post Reply
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Sunday Mail [UK], by Helen Collis, Hayley Peterson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 2:44:41 PM     Post Reply
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Sunday Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 8:24:22 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 8:18:39 AM     Post Reply
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Someone within the US Senate edited
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to change his description from
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Sunday Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 8:12:47 AM     Post Reply
A member of the US Senate was caught this week trying to make a rather conspicuous edit to Edward Snowden´s Wikipedia page . In a move sure to grind the gears of conspiracy theorists everywhere, a member of the US Senate recently edited Snowden’s Wikipedia page from describing him as a ‘dissident’ to a traitor, according to the entry’s changelog. The user’s IP address was quickly traced back to the US Senate. It is not clear if the person is an active Senator, a staffer or an intern, but the change certainly came from the Senate.



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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/4/2013 11:54:06 AM     Post Reply
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.

   

 



 
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City Paper [Charleston, SC], by Chris Haire    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/3/2013 4:27:22 PM     Post Reply
Goose Creek resident Nancy Mace officially announced her campaign to defeat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican Party primary. The first woman to graduate from the Citadel, Mace is a well-regarded up-and-comer in Palmetto State politics, counting at least one notable South Carolina Tea Party fave as an ally, state Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort). However, if Mace truly hopes to secure the SCGOP nomination, she will need to answer questions about another comrade, Will Folks of FITSNews. As the former co-owner of FITSNews, Mace presided over the South Carolina political gossip site during its most infamous days;

   

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