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Missing information in Malaysia
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 3/19/2014 6:27:18 AM

The torment being endured by the relatives of the passengers on board the missing Malaysian airliner is almost impossible to imagine. For 12 days since Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing vanished, they have waited for news of their loved ones. And their anxieties and fears have been compounded by the clumsy way this baffling affair has been handled by the Malaysian authorities. Clearly, the disappearance of the Boeing 777 is an unprecedented event that would have taxed the resources of any country. But the varying--and often conflicting--accounts that the Malaysians have given about what might have happened to

      


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in Poland for exercises
Telegraph [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/24/2014 1:48:39 AM     Post Reply
The first contingent of US troops has landed in Poland for military exercises amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine. An initial 150 soldiers are to be followed by a further 450 within days. Separately, the UK, Netherlands and Denmark scrambled fighter jets after Russian military aircraft were spotted approaching their airspace. US President Barack Obama accused Russia of flouting last week´s deal on Ukraine. Moscow said it would respond to any attack on its interests there. Speaking on Russian state TV channel RT on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov drew a parallel with the 2008 Georgian war, saying that if

   

 

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Tony Blair warns against the
Islamism that he helped foment.
Is this his mea culpa?
Telegraph [UK], by Richard Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/23/2014 4:59:58 PM     Post Reply
A lot of people hate Tony Blair, and hate him in particular for what he did in the Middle East, and so when he made a speech today on the need for a broad front to combat Islamism they came out with a torrent of abuse. That is a mistake because most of his speech, properly understood, is a giant mea culpa. Since most people think that this mea culpa is necessary, perhaps they should listen. He is also right – and a lot of his critics would probably agree - that both political and militant Islamism are giant challenges

Pieces of wreckage from MH370 may have
washed ashore in Western Australia
including one which is ´length of
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Daily Mail [UK], by Tara Brady    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/23/2014 11:14:15 AM     Post Reply
Three pieces of debris washed up off the coast of Western Australia are being investigated to see if they could be wreckage from missing Malaysian flight MH370. One of the objects is believed to be the length of a car with ´distinct rivets´. They were found by someone walking on the beach who notified police. The search coordination centre said today that police secured the material that washed ashore six miles east of Augusta in Western Australia. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is examining photographs to assess whether further investigation is needed and if the material is relevant to Flight

´Why my daughter doesn´t recycle´:
an economics professor´s
letter to his child´s teacher
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/23/2014 10:52:15 AM     Post Reply
A US economics professor has published the letter he wrote to his daughter´s schoolteacher explaining why he doesn´t want his girl indoctrinated in the green religion. Steven Landsburg, a professor at Rochester, NY, included it as part of a longer essay in which he calls environmentalism a "coercive ideology" targeted specifically at children. (H/T Bishop Hill) His stance - such as his abhorrence of recycling: "We do not recycle. We teach our daughter not to recycle. We teach her that people who try to convince her to recycle, or who try to force her to recycle, are intruding on her

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BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/23/2014 7:05:19 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/23/2014 6:37:02 AM     Post Reply
The top aide to a congresswoman in her California district sits in jail awaiting sentencing for the drunk-driving hit-and-run death of a 27-year-old woman whose parents are now suing the lawmaker, blaming her for failing to vet the staffer--who had two DUIs in 2006 and 2007, and a 2010 grand theft conviction--before she hired him. Their daughter´s killer, they say, was officially on the job the night of December 6, gladhanding in Rep. Lois Capps´ stead at a private holiday party thrown by a local newspaper. Capps, a 76-year-old Democrat, is named along with the U.S. government in a wrongful

   

 

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CANADIANS that have taken over
Daily Mail [UK], by David McCormack    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/22/2014 7:30:22 PM     Post Reply
While America’s wealthiest citizens continue to outpace their global peers, the country’s middle class has lost its long held distinction of being the most affluent in the world according to new research. Although economic growth in the United States continues to be as strong as in many other countries--or stronger--only a small percentage of American households are fully benefiting from it, according to the LIS analysis. Based on surveys conducted over the past 35 years, income across the lower--and middle-income tiers of American society has plateaued over that time, while citizens in other advanced countries have received considerably larger rises.

Biden thanks Ukraine for making him
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Russia to ´start acting´ in Ukraine
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Daily Mail [UK], by Associated Press & Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/22/2014 4:11:11 PM     Post Reply
Vice President Joe Biden warned on Tuesday ´it´s time for Russia to stop talking and start acting´ to reduce tension in Ukraine. Standing alongside acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Kiev, Ukraine, Biden called on Moscow to encourage masked, pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine to vacate illegally occupied government buildings and checkpoints, accept amnesty and ´address their grievances politically.´ ´We have been clear that more proactive behavior by Russia will lead to more costs and greater isolation,´ the Vice President said. Biden said Russia needs to act ´without delay,´ adding, ´We will not allow this to become an open-ended

Ukraine alert as politician ´killed´
BBC News [UK], by Daniel Sandford    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/22/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
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Tragic Earth Day news for green
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God than man-made global warming
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/22/2014 3:44:13 PM     Post Reply
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Could the Republicans
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/22/2014 3:16:21 PM     Post Reply
Sean Parker, the counter-culture pioneer who founded Napster and made a fortune from Facebook, has been quietly meeting politicians and strategists in Washington DC with a view to donating cash to… the Republican party. [Snip] I think it comes down to what one entrepreneur said to me when Brendan Eich was pushed out of Mozilla: "You can offend the liberals in Silicon Valley, or the libertarians, but you can´t offend both, because everyone is one or the other". That´s the key--there´s a rich vein of libertarianism running through the Silicon Valley tech community that´s infuriated by the increasingly statist Democrats.

   

 

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Thousands die of thirst
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Telegraph [UK], by Padraic Flanagan, Laura Donnelly    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/22/2014 7:53:38 AM     Post Reply
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