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Broad U.S. terror alert mystifies experts;
‘It’s crazy pants,’ one says

McClatchy Newspapers, by Hannah Allam

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Posted By:FlyRight, 8/7/2013 7:05:38 AM

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials insisted Tuesday that extraordinary security measures for nearly two dozen diplomatic posts were to thwart an “immediate, specific threat,” a claim questioned by counterterrorism experts, who note that the alert covers an incongruous set of nations from the Middle East to an island off the southern coast of Africa. Analysts don’t dispute the Obama administration’s narrative that it’s gleaned intelligence on a plot involving al Qaida’s most active affiliate, the Yemen-based Arabian Peninsula branch. That would explain why most U.S. posts in the Persian Gulf are on lockdown, including the U.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/7/2013 7:09:07 AM     (No. 9462086)

This will end badly.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bevan, 8/7/2013 7:18:40 AM     (No. 9462102)

“immediate, specific threat,” If its specific, why did they close every embassy in the area?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: corndoggies, 8/7/2013 7:20:53 AM     (No. 9462107)

When does ramadan end?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/7/2013 7:23:36 AM     (No. 9462111)

We continue to be played like a fiddle. See DHS, NSA, IRS, etc.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/7/2013 7:25:17 AM     (No. 9462113)

Add sequestration to my list above.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cake crumb, 8/7/2013 7:25:28 AM     (No. 9462114)

No mystery here: make up a threat, act over dramatically like in an action flick, boy gets girl, lives happily until sequel, repeat in next movie.

Obama had a paid Hollywood hack rough out this one, it´s meant to cover all of his felonious actions while in office.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: quantumman, 8/7/2013 7:28:32 AM     (No. 9462118)

#3 I believe Saturday, the 10th. My thoughts exactly. Zippy will be partying at the Iftar dinner at the WH then, I assure you, with thoughts of Islamic extremism banished from the event. You watch, it will be surreal.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: abingtonjim, 8/7/2013 7:32:55 AM     (No. 9462124)

Wagging the dog!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LAW428, 8/7/2013 7:36:51 AM     (No. 9462131)

Everything about this administration is bizarre. We are under this alleged severe terrorist threat and Obama is on the Tonight Show yucking it up with Leno? He inspires no confidence; nothing but disdain.

We are being scammed while the country is dismantled, from the inside out.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: miceal, 8/7/2013 7:49:15 AM     (No. 9462154)

What #8 said! The American Public in general and the Lo/Fo´s specifically have been played like a badly tuned violin. Those of us here on LDot knew what was coming and commented on this from day one. The current administration, the major media, and sadly the FNC are all to blame........

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/7/2013 7:53:21 AM     (No. 9462162)

Obama, the NSA, the Senators and Congressmen who are telling us " the sky is falling" have lost all credibility. This specific threat is not specific at all when it might be in 22 countries or in the US or on forms of transportation. These people are not serious, they are clowns. Does it make us safe? No.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 8/7/2013 7:54:16 AM     (No. 9462164)

They´re unable to narrow it down to a country or city, but they can tell you every web site Sven Svensson in Chaska, Minnesota has visited for the last five years.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: K620, 8/7/2013 8:09:18 AM     (No. 9462199)

Ouch, #12. Excellent, sad and scary.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jinx, 8/7/2013 8:10:31 AM     (No. 9462204)

Wag the dog! If there had been a real threat, would the Obama´s be going on a million dollar vacation? Of course. Would he go on Jay Leno for laughs? Of course. Would he fly to Las Vegas the day our Am. gets slaughtered? Yes. He is not leading from behind; he is not leading at all.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: maryc, 8/7/2013 8:18:56 AM     (No. 9462218)

There is a very real terror of every move this man and his minions make. I agree with # 9"s closing sentence. Bye Bye Constitution will be obama´s legacy of transformation.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/7/2013 8:23:57 AM     (No. 9462227)

But I thought Snowden´s expose seriously dmnaged our ability to collect intel and protect our "national security"? Mike Hayden was all over the talk shows this past weekend whining about the damage to out intel capabilities beause of Mr. Snowden. I guess it slowed down the intel collection on US citizens here in the US but not Al Qaeda overseas - what a relief. /sarc

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Reply 17 - Posted by: cutestone, 8/7/2013 8:39:28 AM     (No. 9462249)

Eid al Fitr (celebrating the end of Ramadan)begins today - Wednesday - at sundown.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 8/7/2013 8:49:48 AM     (No. 9462267)

We know that Obama and his staff are habitual liars. So we must think out of the box. What is he covering up and where?

He is moving something or setting up an attack to look like the shining knight. His approval ratings are headed south and he needs to prop up is sale job for Obamacare.

Something evil this way comes.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: krause, 8/7/2013 8:50:26 AM     (No. 9462269)

Al Queda acts more like a ´super power´ than we do.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JHBoatwright, 8/7/2013 8:55:37 AM     (No. 9462281)

I am more afraid of that Meteor that will strike some Planet in our Solar System some time in the next 150 years, but Lord 0 will still be in Power to take care of any problems....

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 8/7/2013 9:02:49 AM     (No. 9462293)

I still believe it´s as simple as drawing attention from his all boy birthday party which included the Choom Gang from Hawaii bringing "fish and poi" and his boyfriend from college plus the ever present Reggie Love.

In addition, he´s leaving this week for Martha´s Vineyard and wants a bright shiny object for the lo fos to concentrate on while he cavorts with the rich, famous and gay elite on his very expensive vacay with his adoring wife and children.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 8/7/2013 9:18:24 AM     (No. 9462318)

I thought "Crazy Pants" was Reggie Love´s nickname for the president.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: nightvision, 8/7/2013 9:28:19 AM     (No. 9462331)

Look! Something shiny!
A distraction from all the "phony scandals", that has the added advantage of instilling fear thus helping to make their case for illegal surveillance.

Crazy pants like a (corrupt) fox.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/7/2013 9:34:05 AM     (No. 9462348)

The most strange is that obama sent McCain and Graham to Libya--now there to request all the Islamist be released from prison by Sisi.

It appears obama´s water carriers are beginning to question his actions. Read one article that indicated this situation was known for months.

Golf and a trip with Reggie Love to Camp David signifies how significant the the threat Really is.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 8/7/2013 9:36:25 AM     (No. 9462352)

everything this guy does is for votes...there was a specific threat in Benghazi ("We are being attacked!!"), and he did nothing. Now there´s a threat...


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Reply 26 - Posted by: jglas, 8/7/2013 9:47:43 AM     (No. 9462376)

Is al Qaeda dumb enough to repeat the same pattern of chatter that NSA observed before 9/11. They know they´re being watched. I think they´d be more circumspect for a serious attack. More likely they´ve just discovered they can scare us and make us react with chatter. Striking terror is the purpose of terrorists no matter how they do it.

The regime´s reaction is something else. Probably a bit of "forget about Benghazi and watch us perform on this terror threat!"

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Reply 27 - Posted by: shurnuff, 8/7/2013 9:49:23 AM     (No. 9462378)

This white house reminds me of a Mickey Rooney movie - with his group of pals gathering to talk about what to do.

One pal says, "I know - let´s do a show!"

In obama´s case, one said recently, "I know, let´s really get them excited and they´ll give BO (pun intended) some credit for being special."

It´s a never-ending round of play acting for them.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: shurnuff, 8/7/2013 9:52:40 AM     (No. 9462393)

Maybe obama looks more like Alfafa in the Our Gang series, saying, "I know - "Let´s put on a play!"

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Reply 29 - Posted by: M2, 8/7/2013 9:59:30 AM     (No. 9462402)

Analysts said they’d hold out for hard facts before commenting.

Americans are holding out for "some hard facts" rather than obfuscations on a number of other issues, too, not just this one.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: trapper, 8/7/2013 10:01:22 AM     (No. 9462408)

"Crazy pants" reactions from the Mommy Jeans President.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 8/7/2013 10:13:07 AM     (No. 9462432)

Understand the language, folks. It´s an immediate and specific threat to his presidency. He didn´t say it was a threat to the country.

(Our country, that is - - not his.)

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Reply 32 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/7/2013 10:21:26 AM     (No. 9462449)

Obama took the marching band approach to the unprecedented embassy closures. This is not the way leaders operate. To me this move has all the earmarks of mental instability. We better begin looking at Obama in the light of King Ludwig. Now we´re hearing that it wasn´t even he who closed the embassies. It was Susan Rice. Yesterday we heard that Valerie Jarrett may have given the stand down order at Benghazi. All the while he gives speeches to children and interviews to comedy hosts. We may need to break out the straitjacket soon.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/7/2013 10:29:48 AM     (No. 9462469)

Archons.
The Whispering.
Minds in Washington corrupted and ... "can no longer make decisions in the best interest of ..."

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Reply 34 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/7/2013 10:57:21 AM     (No. 9462532)

During WW II planes dropped aluminum foil called chaff to confuse Nazi radar sites so they couldn´t find our planes among all the ´noise´.
We have enough evidence that Obama is a pathological liar and will say or do anything to distract us from what´s really happening. It may all be chaff.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/7/2013 11:23:19 AM     (No. 9462594)

Hey now, it takes time to install upgrades to the electronic monitoring equipment in the embassy basements. Why not just do it all in one fell swoop and claim terrorist alert?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/7/2013 11:24:21 AM     (No. 9462596)

The chatter was the attack and it worked. It scared Obama and his super sleuths.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Marzipan, 8/7/2013 11:31:28 AM     (No. 9462610)

I thought it was an obvious media blitz to celebrate the pResidents Monday birthday. Ohh poor man has to hide on his birthday. What a tough life he livess....wahhhhhhhhhhhh

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Reply 38 - Posted by: TEHTRIGGERMAN, 8/7/2013 11:34:02 AM     (No. 9462614)

Im waiting for a strong breeze to make the white house prop fall down like that makeshift town in Blazing Saddles.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Marzipan, 8/7/2013 11:37:28 AM     (No. 9462625)

Sorry to 2nd post but what scares me most is the possibility of a ´staged´ event to make this threat look real.. Hate sounding like a conspiracy junky, just wonderin.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: shamus, 8/7/2013 12:10:14 PM     (No. 9462697)

The crisis has been averted. The offensive video got pulled off You Tube before the Arab street noticed it.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: jackie, 8/7/2013 12:20:03 PM     (No. 9462720)

All this happening just as they were sending the idiot TSA wanna be cops out amongst us. Is this another piece of his little army? Then when the threat is supposedly stopped by the Gay blade Pres... the TSA army will be accepted as an everyday thing..Mission accomplished.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/7/2013 12:21:16 PM     (No. 9462725)

Every time an article comes out like this one or Obozo does something like this, I get the feeling that Obozo doesn´t really do anything or make any decisions. He seems to take the attitude that all of that hard work is supposed to be done by others. He just makes some comment of what he would like to happen, and "Volia", some unfathomable action is set in motion. The man (if he really is one) is dangerous the the nation and everyone he comes in contact with.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 8/7/2013 2:03:59 PM     (No. 9462904)

Over the previous couple of days...On Fox News there were some short discussions that the Embassy Shut-Down was due to an overabundance of caution on the part of Susan Rice; She was responsible ´for pulling the trigger´ at the State Dept on this "INTEL".
Since she is is now THE National Security Adviser to El Presidente.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: mary Ellen, 8/7/2013 2:52:34 PM     (No. 9462985)

Number 8 said it all.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 8/7/2013 2:52:44 PM     (No. 9462986)

#3 I´m confused. Did you mean to say ramadanadingdong?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/7/2013 4:48:09 PM     (No. 9463160)

It´s crazy pants suits. I wonder how many pairs of black pants suits Hillary has in her closet.
Then we have the Easter Eggs colors and then the earth tone ensembles and let´s not forget the grey tones and whites. Colors for all occasions. She probably has more P/S´s than Imelda Marcus has shoes.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Highvoltage, 8/7/2013 4:50:40 PM     (No. 9463166)

Be very suspicious that this threat is no more than the day to day terrorist threats, but is made up to cover the administrations many scandals.

What is special about ending the closures on Saturday. al Qaeda can simply postpone their attacks until the embassies reopen. Duh!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: rc1776, 8/7/2013 5:06:09 PM     (No. 9463188)

The chances of getting snuffed by a m&*&%ie jihaddistapproaches zero, but an encounter with our feral fascist regimes jack booted SS is almost a certainty. Keep you pets, assets and children locked up.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 8/7/2013 5:26:43 PM     (No. 9463231)

Within a week, the ne will proclaim his masterful leadership prevented any attacks. The Useless Media will agree and demand another 4 years for our Warrior from Hawaii. (AKA, the Community Organizer From the Slums of Chicago.)

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/7/2013 5:56:17 PM     (No. 9463279)

#22, good one!

I thought the headline meant "Crazy Pants (Down)" Carlos Dangler was terrorizing
another broad somewhere in the U.S. and mystifying sexperts as well as sexpots.

But, alas...

#34, does this mean the Marine Band will be playing "Hail to the Chaff" now for this POS
POTUS Operandi.... ? ... Jes´ axin´...

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/7/2013 7:09:28 PM     (No. 9463361)

Let me see if I understand: the Emperor has either no clothes or an empty suit, aka Crazy Pants. The pattern emerges. My head hurts.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: ArtieC, 8/7/2013 8:27:57 PM     (No. 9463444)

Middle east is erupting and the president goes on vacation. That tells me somebody has this covered. My opinion mind you says it´s the real president Valerie Jarrett.

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Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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