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Jailed leader channels Venezuelans’ ire
Washington Post, by Emilia Díaz-Struck and Nick Miroff

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Posted By:Hazymac, 2/20/2014 12:18:26 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela — Leopoldo López, the defiant Venezuelan opposition leader taken into custody Tuesday in front of thousands of anti-government protesters, spent last night in a prison on a military base. But even there, the government couldn’t shut him up. In a prerecorded video message released hours after his arrest, López urged Venezuelans to continue a campaign of “resistance” to force the resignation or recall of President Nicolás Maduro, a goal López calls “the Exit.” Seated on a sofa beside his wife and appealing directly to Venezuelan youth, López told viewers that what the country needed more than ever was

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Hugo Chávez´s Bolivarian Revolution (along with its figurehead, Nicholás Maduro) might be on its last legs. Even many of the peasantry are beginning to realize that the Bolivarian Revolution was a terrible mistake that must be undone.

      


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Jailed leader channels Venezuelans’ ire
Washington Post, by Emilia Díaz-Struck and Nick Miroff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/20/2014 12:18:26 PM     Post Reply
CARACAS, Venezuela — Leopoldo López, the defiant Venezuelan opposition leader taken into custody Tuesday in front of thousands of anti-government protesters, spent last night in a prison on a military base. But even there, the government couldn’t shut him up. In a prerecorded video message released hours after his arrest, López urged Venezuelans to continue a campaign of “resistance” to force the resignation or recall of President Nicolás Maduro, a goal López calls “the Exit.” Seated on a sofa beside his wife and appealing directly to Venezuelan youth, López told viewers that what the country needed more than ever was

   

 

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Lessons of World War I
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/19/2014 3:52:46 PM     Post Reply
This summer will mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, and we should reflect on the “lessons” we have been taught so often on how to avoid another such devastating conflict. Chief among them seems to be the canard that the Versailles Treaty of 1919 that officially ended the war caused a far worse one just 20 years later — usually in the sense of an unnecessary harshness accorded a defeated Imperial Germany. But how true is that common argument of what John Maynard Keynes called a “Carthaginian peace”? Carthage, remember, was truly emasculated after the

The Central African Republic
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/19/2014 10:45:43 AM     Post Reply
The press reports that thousands of Muslims are fleeing killings in Central African Republic, hunted by Christians. (Snip) Their differences are explained away in terms straight out of Oprah: ‘religious bigotry’, ‘lack of understanding’, insufficient ‘love for your country’ etc, instead of what they really are: the vicissitudes of conquest, the maintenance of identity, the lure of greed and the imperatives of survival. This fairytale stuff is peddled because nobody wants to open the real can of worms: regional rivalries, the spread of al-Qaeda in Africa, the collapse of African states or the sordid competition by great powers for diamonds,

Obama’s Foreign Policy: Enemy Action
FrontPage, by Bruce Thornton    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/18/2014 6:34:36 PM     Post Reply
It’s often hard to determine whether a series of bad policies results from stupidity or malicious intent. Occam’s razor suggests that the former is the more likely explanation, as conspiracies assume a high degree of intelligence, complex organization, and secrecy among a large number of people, qualities that usually are much less frequent than the simple stupidity, disorganization, and inability to keep a secret more typical of our species. Yet surveying the nearly 6 years of Obama’s disastrous foreign policy blunders, I’m starting to lean towards Goldfinger’s Chicago mob-wisdom: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it’s enemy action.”

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Lexington Herald-Leader, by Bill Estep    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/17/2014 3:25:57 PM     Post Reply
MIDDLESBORO — Snake-handling preacher Jamie Coots, who never backed away from his beliefs despite derision, criminal charges and excruciating bites, died Saturday night after being bitten by a rattlesnake during a church service. Family members of Coots, 42, refused medical treatment for him. He was pronounced dead about two hours after the rattler sank its fangs into his right hand. His son said the poison overwhelmed his father within minutes of the bite. "It was the quickest snakebite I ever seen in my life," Coots´ son, Cody, said Sunday. Jamie Coots´ death appears to be the first from a snakebite

The $2.2 Billion Bird-Scorching Solar Project
Wall Street Journal, by Cassandra Sweet    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/13/2014 5:44:27 PM     Post Reply
A giant solar-power project officially opening this week in the California desert is the first of its kind, and may be among the last, in part because of growing evidence that the technology it uses is killing birds. (Snip) BrightSource wants to build a second tower-based solar farm in California´s Riverside County, east of Palm Springs. But the state Energy Commission in December proposed that the company instead use more conventional technologies, such as solar panels or mirrored troughs. One reason: the BrightSource system appears to be scorching birds that fly through the intense heat surrounding the towers, which can

   

 

  


 
Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Obama
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/13/2014 2:41:33 PM     Post Reply
Daniel Mitchell at Cato makes the trite but shockingly simple observation that it is only necessary to stop increasing expenses to balance the budget without raising taxes. (Snip) Being caught on a Ponzi treadmill is no fun. Pretty soon you start throwing even your close associates to the wolves. Anything to live for one more second. Perhaps that is why even Democratic candidates are engaged in the remarkable spectacle of distancing themselves from a program their president supported. They don’t want to be flattened by the rock. "It is fascinating to watch a Political Action Committee associated with Nancy ´we’re

Busch Gardens roller coaster stops mid-ride
Tampa Tribune, by Jose Patino Girona    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/12/2014 11:49:31 PM     Post Reply
TAMPA — Everything was fine on the roller coaster - at first. Every seat was taken on the Cheetah Hunt ride at Busch Gardens at about 2:30 p.m. The 16 people on board, ranging from teenagers to those in their 70s, braced themselves for the rush that comes with defying gravity. Then, unexpectedly, the ride stopped, with the cars about 60 feet up in the air. The ride operator tried to nudge the cars back to their station, but that didn’t work. To make matters worse, a storm was heading toward the park. For one of the few times in

Juan Carlos Chavez executed for
1995 rape, murder of Jimmy Ryce
Associated Press, by Tamara Lush    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/12/2014 9:56:01 PM     Post Reply
STARKE, Fla. — A man was executed Wednesday night in Florida for raping and killing a 9-year-old boy 18 years ago, a death that spurred the victim´s parents to press nationwide for stronger sexual predator confinement laws and better handling of child abduction cases. Juan Carlos Chavez, 46, was pronounced dead at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, according to Gov. Rick Scott´s office. Chavez made no final statement in the death chamber, though prison officials said he had submitted something in writing. He moved his feet frequently after the injection began at 8:02 p.m.

Michael Schumacher skiing accident
investigation into circumstances
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Mirror [UK], by Byron Young    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/11/2014 5:37:24 PM     Post Reply
Investigators are likely to close the file on Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident in the next few days - according to a report in Germany. After a four-week inquiry newspaper Bild reports French investigators have passed their conclusions to the office of investigating prosecutor Patrick Quincy And, sources say, in all likelihood the file will be closed. That means the makers of the equipment Schumacher was using, the manufacturer of the helmet he was wearing and the authorities who put up signage on the slopes around the rocky off-piste slopes near Meribel will effectively be cleared of any involvement in the

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A sport-utility vehicle may have driven four miles or more in the wrong direction on Interstate 275 before crashing head-on into a car carrying four University of South Florida fraternity members and killing them. Troopers today were reviewing evidence from the horrific wreck, which also killed the driver of the SUV. Who he is and why he was driving the wrong way early Sunday morning remained unanswered questions. One key to the answers: Which entrance onto the interstate did the driver take to end up going south in the northbound lanes — or did he make a U-turn across the

   

 

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Captain´s ´reckless decision´
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NTSB report says
Bay News 9 [St. Petersburg, FL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/10/2014 7:51:39 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- A captain’s “reckless decision to sail into the well-forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy” was the probable cause of the HMS Bounty sinking off the North Carolina coast in 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Monday. The captain, 63-year-old Robin Walbridge, and one crew member, 42-year-old Claudene Christian, died in the accident. The remaining 14 crew members, three of whom were seriosuly injured, were rescued by the Coast Guard. On October 25, a day after the closely watched developing storm reached hurricane strength, the 108-foot-long tall wooden ship set sail from New London, Conn.,



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