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Remarkable detective work provides final
clue to whereabouts of missing flight

Xinhua News Agency [China], by Staff

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London - A remarkable piece of high-tech data detective work has provided what looks to be the missing clue to the tragic fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an expert said Monday. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak earlier on Monday said that information provided by British satellite company Inmarsat and the British government´s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed that MH370 had flown to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where the flight ended. (Snip) Inmarsat had come up with a theory to apply to the data it had collected from MH370 during the flight, and had then tested the results on aircraft in

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(I believe this report because of use of "Doppler effect" in search). So much time has been wasted on Malaysian government mis-direction in trying to find the missing passenger plane. It seems that as they get satellite info, when they get to the area, weather goes bad. Today, it´s a strong cyclone that has turned both ships & planes away. There has been a Chinese SAR icebreaker, Xuelong, searching for at least four days (I´ve been tracking on maritime map).

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/home/

http://www.flightradar24.com/-31.94,115.97/8

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nashville, 3/24/2014 11:58:42 PM     (No. 9782796)

I think that is the same icebreaker that tried to save to global warming dolts trapped in the ice not too long ago.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lil dotty, 3/25/2014 12:08:22 AM     (No. 9782801)

Speaking of those global warming dolts...DH just asked last week whatever happened to the dolts and the ´rescuers´ Last heard everyone was ice-bound (global warming,think not!!)


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Reply 3 - Posted by: EQKimball, 3/25/2014 12:57:15 AM     (No. 9782822)

Here is the key to the theory: "...[T]hey knew it was on a corridor that was either going north or south. Now they knew it was not going north because none of the radars in Thailand or Burma or above there had registered an unidentified aircraft in their airspace." Ergo, the debris in the southern Indian Ocean is the plane. Asked how confident he was, the Australian vice air chief said, "We are very confident, because it is based on the best information we have at this time." He then proceeded to talk about the international cooperation involved and the amount of ocean that they have to cover. Seems a little premature, especially if everything depends upon the radar in Thailand and Burma, and the integrity of those who speak for those countries.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/25/2014 3:19:09 AM     (No. 9782868)

The world is seriously lacking guidance on just about everything right now because they depend on the US to get things straight.Our so called president is a showhorse not a workhorse.But even when he does do something,it´s the wrong answer anyway.

You can´t tell me if Bush was president we wouldn´t have been more involved in this search from the beginning.The whole idea of the NSA is mind boggling.
They have fats and details about every American,down to their shoe size but didn´t know jack about the Ukraine uprising or satellite help with the plane crash.

Why do you need 3 cargo plans for a 24 hour trip to Belgium,let alone 700 people entourage.Worrying about CO2 is for peons.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/25/2014 3:52:43 AM     (No. 9782869)

With seas as rough as the Southern ocean there must be all sorts of flotsam from cargo or supplies washed overboard from the many ships that traverse those waters, and with a circulating current the flotsam could be doing the rounds over and over. Declaring the plane sunk without corroborative evidence will likely please no one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: varkdriver, 3/25/2014 7:12:19 AM     (No. 9782970)

#5 you are spot on. That area is known as the Roaring Forties; 40 degrees south latitude is a real bear to traverse in any kind of vessel. There is junk and debris floating everywhere. I´m waiting for some actual data to corroborate this ´final clue´.

Also, I briefly knew retired Lt General McInerney while we were both on active duty. He seems to appear on many ´news´ shows as an expert. Now, like 25+ years ago, he would utter Ron Paul-style statements that had everyone snapping their heads around and saying, "Huh? Wha? WTH?" Now he´s firmly convinced in his mind [such as it is] that the jet is on the ground in Pakistan. As the Brits like to say, I think he´s gone ´round the bend.´

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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 3/25/2014 7:15:34 AM     (No. 9782973)

The slow dribble of information and misinformation, often contradicting what was previously released, has made this case almost impossible to analyze correctly. Even this announcement, supposedly "solving" the real location of the plane and the circumstances of its fate has not yet been confirmed with the recovery of any parts or debris.

Until and unless they actually produce physical evidence from that plane, this case cannot be considered resolved, no matter who makes the pronouncement.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 3/25/2014 7:26:58 AM     (No. 9782988)

Until they come up with verifiable debris, just one damn piece, I´m not buying it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Gem1400, 3/25/2014 7:30:42 AM     (No. 9782989)

I like the CNN black hole theory, myself

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Reply 10 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 3/25/2014 7:39:24 AM     (No. 9782998)

interesting that the plane flew in the only airspace where they couldn´t be traced/tracked.
coincidence or clue?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Udanja99, 3/25/2014 8:00:12 AM     (No. 9783027)

FTA... "We are very confident, because it is based on the best information we have at this time."

OK, if you put that quote in the past tense, isn´t that almost verbatim what Susan Rice said recently about her Benghazi video lie on five Sunday shows?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bpl40, 3/25/2014 8:19:16 AM     (No. 9783056)

This could be the ´Amelia Earhart´ story of the 21st century. We might pick up a piece of debris in the future but will never be able to answer WHY.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Clinger, 3/25/2014 8:30:27 AM     (No. 9783076)

It seems to me that the incremental accumulation of evidence is building a case for the conclusion that the plane went down in the Indian Ocean. But somehow this last bit is presented as the definitive "final clue" not just in this article but in multiple US news outlets. My BS alarm is pinging. Seems a bit convenient to call it a wrap so soon. Several times I heard the talking heads refer to "false hope" for the families regarding the news of wreckage sightings. What? False hope would be promoting a scenario that loved ones could have lived through.

Rather than something sinister I suspect that the marketability of the story has run its course it is time for the news outlets to move on, so they have thirst for their "closure." Just don´t trust that their reason for moving on from the feeding frenzy represents a responsible level for analysis from a safety, national security or affected family perspective.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: fed-up, 3/25/2014 8:39:19 AM     (No. 9783092)

I think the Malaysians wanted to tie this one up with a bow, and wanted the global focus off their incompetence.

No one will believe the plane is there until debris is found. But the larger question is then why? I have listened too many hours to this and still have not heard one viable explanation how this could have happened by accident.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 3/25/2014 9:13:12 AM     (No. 9783165)

And until the wreckage is found, there will undoubtedly be a large contingent of eternal optimists who cling to the false hope that somehow the plane set down on the shores of some uncharted desert isle, with Gilligan, the Skipper, too, etc, etc. ... For all of our sakes, I hope they find the wreckage quickly so that we can quit hearing all the conspiracy theories.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Avogadra, 3/25/2014 9:18:40 AM     (No. 9783171)

"none of the radars in Thailand or Burma or above there had registered an unidentified aircraft in their airspace"

And if they had, would they admit that it went through unchallenged? I didn´t think so.

The northern corridor theory may be wrong, but this does not provide believable evidence to refute it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: anonymous, 3/25/2014 9:23:54 AM     (No. 9783181)

The Southern Ocean is where the search for the debris is occurring. It´s referred to as the southern Indian Ocean but, strictly speaking, it´s the Southern Ocean. It starts somewhere around 42 degrees south latitude and extends towards Antarctica.

In any case, it´s one of the most inhospitable places on earth. Weather-wise, it´s dominated by a continuous sequence of low pressure systems which produce the gales from which its name "Roaring Forties" is derived.

I wonder if this supposedly brilliant detective work can determine the location where the plane purportedly hit the water.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: sherlock1, 3/25/2014 9:38:05 AM     (No. 9783220)

I do understand how the propagation delay and Doppler shifting of the signal could in principle be used to calculate speed and distance away from the equator. But I do not see how those factors measured from a satellite in an equatorial orbit could discriminate between an aircraft traveling away from it to the north from one following the same path to the south!

I think what Inmarsat has done is confirm one part of a hypothesis. The direction of flight assumption still depends on lack of evidence of flight to the north, which is less compelling than positive evidence.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: philemon1967, 3/25/2014 9:43:36 AM     (No. 9783231)

1. Could this be so that search efforts can be stopped due the expenses incurred on the Malaysian navy?

2. Perhaps this could be a distraction for whoever is holding the plane and the hostages while the militaries of multiple nations get organized for a rescue mission?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 3/25/2014 10:06:03 AM     (No. 9783262)

One thing seems relatively certain...the plane stayed in the air for several hours.
Therefore, logic says it was not a mechanical problem. I see no rationale for either a pilot on a suicide mission (who would have crashed it much earlier) or a hijacker (headed to an Islamic country for nefarious reasons) to fly toward the Southern Ocean until the plane ran out of fuel and crashed.

So, I´m with many of you....not buying it until there is proof positive from an apolitical source. There was a time I would have believed this news, but as an American living under the Obama administration for five years, I´ve become conditioned to suspect every single thing as being a lie.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: joew9, 3/25/2014 10:10:19 AM     (No. 9783272)

I read a more up to date report that said Inmarsat had refined their analysis during the last week and confirmed that the plane was more likely headed south regardless of the radars of Thailand and Burma.

Did you notice the little dig at government? -
"I think Inmarsat has moved incredibly quickly. If you put this out to a research organisation they would probably have taken three to six months..."
Inmarsat = private company
Research organization = government

Just guessing but I suspect the equator is part of this refined analysis.
The satellite is over the equator. The smallest Doppler shift would be when a plane was crossing the equator under the satellite. If the plane went north it didn´t cross the equator since Malaysia is north of the equator. The Doppler shift would only be increasing. Of course this is complicated by the data sample rate of once per hour. So they probably missed the sample point at the equator but they certainly could have had bisecting points that had similar shifts. The similar shifts would likely mean they went through a minimum shift.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/25/2014 10:13:35 AM     (No. 9783279)

Did anyone say it was scooped up by a humongous flying Saucer and taken to Alpha Centari?

This whole guessing game is a joke and a sad comentaty on what they are doing to the families of those on board the aircraft!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 3/25/2014 10:15:40 AM     (No. 9783282)



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Reply 24 - Posted by: loveUSA, 3/25/2014 10:51:03 AM     (No. 9783352)

Where is the evidence?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 3/25/2014 11:11:23 AM     (No. 9783385)

They´re all trying really really hard to sell me on MH370 being in the ocean.

That means it´s in a ´Stan

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Reply 26 - Posted by: OhMy, 3/25/2014 11:30:53 AM     (No. 9783428)

The satellite is in a geostationary orbit above the equator so it could theoretically distinguish north or south motion by the doppler effect. The system was not designed for GPS so it would not have timing accuracy to make this determination built in. If these reports are accurate it may be possible that the system is capable of this precision even though it was not originally designed for it. The engineers are developing this capability in retrospect. We just have to trust their judgement and honesty on this matter for now.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: nigella, 3/25/2014 11:34:31 AM     (No. 9783436)

This whole thing stinks.... In the ocean ,maybe,but how did it change course, and fly 5 hours more and there was nary a word from the Pilots? Somethings not right...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: geoguy, 3/25/2014 11:44:00 AM     (No. 9783462)

Poster #19, your second theory had occurred to me too. Especially in light of what General McInerney has said about the plane being in Pakistan. However, the simple answer, which is usually correct, is that it´s at the bottom of the ocean.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dvc, 3/25/2014 11:49:15 AM     (No. 9783474)

One of the more sensible arguments I have seen thinks that they had an onboard fire. Lithium ion batteries were in the cargo, and are famously unstable, prone to random fires. The pilot´s fire checklist requires immediately shutting down all non-essential electrical power. This would knock the radios and transponders off. The next priority item would be to turn towards nearest airport capable of landing safely. This is Palau Langkawi, southwest of their location when they turned.

There is a 13,000 ft runway at Palau Langkawi, which has unobstructed approaches over water. Being dark, this is crucial with electronics off/perhaps partially available later, they need a safe night visual approach - not the mountains which are near the other fields, which are all much shorter. The long field is critical for safely landing the still very heavy aircraft, and it is reported that the copilot had trained at this field so he would know it well.

Once they have turned towards the emergency airport and set this new heading into the autopilot, it would seem that the crew was overcome and never able to regain control. Probably the aircraft held that heading (SW) until fuel exhaustion.

Thinking in terms of a pilot with a serious emergency (I have had serious inflight emergencies) - the most important thing is to IMMEDIATELY turn towards an airport so that every second is getting you closer to safety, while trying to deal with the emergency. The litany is: aviate, navigate, communicate. Note that ´communicate´ is last, but even then most electrical power was off. The fire must have stopped by itself, but after the crew was permanently incapacitated.

I will bet that this will eventually prove to be a close approximation of the events on MH370.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Woodabela, 3/25/2014 11:53:24 AM     (No. 9783484)

Unfamiliar with this website. However, a couple of interesting stories appear there, i.e. those pertaining to Rothschild and Diego Garcia. Anyone?

www.beforeitsnews.com














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Reply 31 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 3/25/2014 11:59:08 AM     (No. 9783491)

Keying off of the NSA observation by #4.

The NSA needs to be totally focused outward and not waste resources collecting warrant less data on U.S. citizens. Also, I wouldn´t be surprised if some secret U.S. agency tracks all airplanes (civilian and military) in flight using all available means (satellite, radio, radar, other). It doesn´t seem like an insurmountable task.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: agrippa123, 3/25/2014 11:59:16 AM     (No. 9783492)

I don´t buy it.

The consecutive fixes over seven hours would give INMARSAT the same radial velocity information that they claim to be getting from doppler analysis. That is, if doppler shows the plane moving away from the satellite at 100kn, then the following fix will show a new distance circle 100nmi from the previous circle. There is no new information here, only a claim that it must have been going south because there was no radar detection in the northern direction. There has already been some good work done on the theory that the 777 could have shadowed a Singapore 777 traveling at the same time up and across India. A jetliner shadowing another plane would be virtually undetectable to radar. Interestingly, the path that INMARSAT "confirmed" is the mirror image, from the point of view of the satellite, to the Singapore path.

Quite a coincidence.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 3/25/2014 12:07:33 PM     (No. 9783506)

#29, I hope you’re right, but I look at this like I do a game of poker - you don´t get my money without showing your cards. Plus, when it´s anyone from any government saying, "Trust me", I need to touch those cards.

If this was a flight from a non-muslim country I would be concerned for the families, but this missing flight has me concerned for civilization. I will not take my tin-foil hat off until they have confirmed evidence that it went down in the ocean. Until then, the possibility that the plane was taken for use in a much larger attack is just as plausible as the entire fight crew was suicidal or that a fire on board knocked out everything except the auto-pilot.

This could be a misdirection while they launch a black-op mission to secure the plane, but I would not declare this definite conclusion based on the best evidence so far if I were in charge, I might give a 99% sure statement, but not a flat out “that’s that” unless it was a strategic move. Just saying, to me, sometin’ jus’ don’t smell right.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 3/25/2014 12:26:31 PM     (No. 9783553)

I´m sticking with Pakistan until undeniable proof is given. I expect to see that plane again...not in a good way.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Alice, 3/25/2014 12:35:28 PM     (No. 9783575)

#30 Woodabela, the ´about´ link at that site reveals that it´s the news equivalent of wikipedia.

That being said, when I see the name Rothschild I either ignore the content or use it for a joke. That name is associated with zillions of unprovable conspiracy theories. Combine it with Bilderberg, UFOs, space brothers, Zionist this and that, cattle mutilations, gun emplacements in cities, world domination, ad infinitum, for hours of amusement or frustration, take your pick.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: peterfleming, 3/25/2014 12:37:52 PM     (No. 9783581)

Fascinating reference to the Doppler Effect, the sound signal giving off a different sound as it goes away from the sound receiving station.

Could it be that we suffer the Doppler Effect in Washington and media drenched New York?
That the sounds going away from the truth, do in fact sound much differently, than those that aggressively FACE the truth?

Think about it. Although there are more coming to us each new year, there are very few individuals who speak in aggressive, face the truth, tones. Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy, Rand, Rush, Mark Levin, Alex Jones, Sean, Donald Trump, Lucianne, Savage, Michelle Malkin, Mark Steyn, Gates, Snowden, the CBS escaping Sharyl Atkisson, so many more emerging into the real world off aggressive, truth searching language .......reversing the Carney like mincing of words.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 3/25/2014 12:43:11 PM     (No. 9783591)

#29, I re-read your post and had a question. Does the Palau Langkawi have radar that would have picked up an unidentified flight heading near it? Your post leads me to believe that you are someone to ask for an honest answer.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: lil dotty, 3/25/2014 12:48:44 PM     (No. 9783603)

#30 think Nat´l Enquirer or The Globe for comparison to BIN A great deal of off the wall reporting found there. Hint...look for aliens..space not illegal.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 3/25/2014 1:01:57 PM     (No. 9783645)

Where are the black boxes? The new boxes, if sunk, release a tethered transponder. So until they bring up one of those black boxes, they have found nothing.

From Physics 101(doppler effect) we have a good hypothesis, and an excellent place to look for black boxes. Not much more than that.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: jglas, 3/25/2014 1:47:58 PM     (No. 9783726)

If they were able to determine the speed of the aircraft toward or away from the satellite by the doppler shift of the frequency of its ping and they had its exact distance from the satellite and they had seven such data points they should have been able to calculate the aircraft´s speed over the ocean and assuming it was on autopilot flying a straight line, its exact track. What they couldn´t determine is which direction it was going, e.g. assume for argument´s sake (but likely true) the doppler shift indicates it´s going away from the satellite. It could be going away on either the north or the south track (it started in the middle and the satellite must essentially be in the middle too). So determining which way it went is crucial. Numerous radar sites on the northern track didn´t see them but absence of evidence isn´t evidence of absence. Why did the aircraft go up to 45k feet, then down to a few thousand feet and then obviously back up to tens of thousand feet (or it would have run out of fuel before getting so far south) and how did the aircraft do that without a functioning pilot? If a pilot was functioning then what?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 3/25/2014 2:08:26 PM     (No. 9783787)

# 16 "none of the radars in Thailand or Burma or above there had registered an unidentified aircraft in their airspace"..
In addition , the Malaysians didn´t even know they had an unidentified aircraft flying back over their airspace.
Did the Vietnamese ATC alert anyone when MH370 was supposedly handed over and didn´t appear ?
I read or heard yesterday that the first clue anyone had that MH370 was missing was when it didn´t arrive in Beijing.
Inmarsat will probably never reveal how it arrived at it´s conclusion because it´s a private company and that data would be proprietary.


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A Transportation Safety Administration agent at the Orlando International Airport rejected a man’s use of his D.C. driver’s license as identification — because he had no idea where the District of Columbia was located, according to a report by WFTV. According to the news agency, Justin Gray — a D.C. resident — was flying out of the airport and attempted to use his driver’s license as his form of identification when passing through a security checkpoint. The TSA agent attending to Mr. Gray rejected the license and demanded his passport. Mr. Gray, who did not have his passport on his person, asked the agent why it was necessary,

Dozens of Disney World workers
arrested in child sex stings
New York Post, by David K. Li    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/15/2014 8:09:51 PM     Post Reply
Almost three dozen Disney theme park workers have been arrested for alleged kiddie-sex crimes since 2006, according to a broadcast report. The 35 busts have been for possession of child porn or trying to meet a minor for sex, CNN found after combing through law enforcement and court records. So far, 32 of those busted have been convicted and the other cases are pending. Two cases of child porn allegedly happened on Disney property. Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler said these scary arrests represent only a tiny fraction of the company’s workforce. “Providing a safe environment for children and families is a

Paul Ryan: Immigration Bills Dead,
At Least for This Year
National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/15/2014 7:49:16 PM     Post Reply
Representative Paul Ryan (R., Wis.,) has given up on passing legislation to overhaul the current immigration system because the border crisis has poisoned the political atmosphere for such an effort, at least for this year. (Snip) Ryan also summarized his view of how to resolve the border crisis. “The ultimate goal ought to be to secure the border, get the resources at the border that you need (and that’s where I think there’s a case for a supplemental; they’re burning through funds). But you’ve got to change the human trafficking law so that we’re not resettling people within the interior of the country, because all that does is create the incentive

House Passes $11 Billion
Highway Bill in Bipartisan Vote
ABC News, by John Parkinson & Jeff Zeleny    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/15/2014 7:40:06 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Behind a slight majority of Democratic votes, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted late this afternoon to approve a $10.8 billion short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund. The temporary lifeline for the nation’s construction workers passed 367-55, with 186 Democrats joining 181 Republicans on the vote. The legislation, known formally as the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, was opposed by many conservatives, with both the Club For Growth and Heritage Action pressing lawmakers to oppose the vote. Forty-five of the House Republican Conference’s most conservative

Lawmakers move to block
EPA wage-garnishing rule
Washington Times, by S.A. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/15/2014 7:31:53 PM     Post Reply
Lawmakers pushed back Tuesday against the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to garnish the paychecks of accused polluters, advancing a bill that would block the new authority. The House Committee on Appropriations approved the countermeasure as a policy rider on a $30.2 billion spending bill for natural resources agencies, including the EPA, the Interior Department and U.S. Forest Service. The amendment by Rep. Tom Graves, Georgia Republican, passed the committee in a voice vote, signaling an absence of strong opposition, if not support for prohibiting the EPA from claiming authority to garnish wages to collect fines

Meet The Tea Party’s Next Target
Time Magazine, by Alex Altman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/15/2014 7:25:34 PM     Post Reply
For an unknown candidate, political campaigns are not glamorous. “I’m sick, tired, hungry and broke,” jokes Joe Carr, a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee. (Snip) But Carr was convinced his primary challenge to Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander was primed to catch fire. The spark may have finally come last month, when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was bounced in a GOP primary by an unknown challenger named Dave Brat. The black swan upset buoyed Carr’s campaign, opening a fresh spigot of cash and prompting comparisons to the Virginia economics professor who was written off by everyone until he toppled Cantor.



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First wave of deportations begins amid
immigration crisis: Plane-loads of children and
single mothers are returned to Central America
from overwhelmed New Mexico detention center

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Daily Mail [UK], by Reuters & AP Reporter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:59:57 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. deported Honduran children as young as 1-1/2 years old on Monday in the first flight since President Obama pledged to speed up the process of sending back illegal immigrant minors from Central America. Fleeing violence and poverty, record numbers of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have crossed into the United States over the past year, sparking intense debate about how to solve the problem. Monday´s flight from New Mexico to San Pedro Sula, the city with the highest murder rate in the world, returned 17 Honduran women, as well as 12 girls and nine boys, aged

New emergency alert system will give
Obama the power to flip a switch and
address the entire nation at once

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:56:32 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration quietly announced on Tuesday that it intends to change the way Americans learn about natural disasters and other major emergencies during radio and TV broadcasts, giving the president the ability to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once. The Emergency Alert System, the latest version of a program first established in 1951, blasts out emergency messages in the event of local weather emergencies, but can also be used to warn Americans about terror attacks and major natural disasters. [Snip] It can take up to 10 minutes for every radio, TV, cable and satellite provider to

Pope Francis Calls on U.S.
to Welcome Illegal Immigrants

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/16/2014 11:55:14 AM     Post Reply
In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide. Francis proclaimed, “Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.” Emmer McCarthy for Vatican Radio said Francis expressed his concern for “the tens of thousands of

Mrs. Obama Declares
War on Chick-fil-A

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Townhall, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 12:55:08 PM     Post Reply
The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed to buy Chick-fil-A

Lie at Heart of “Immigration
Reform” Exposed

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Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/15/2014 12:11:48 AM     Post Reply
“Trust” is for Con Men: The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has accomplished one thing: It has exploded the lie at the heart of current “comprehensive” immigration reform plans. The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization for b) increased border security in the future. The appealing idea is to let current illegals stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves. The lie is the assumption that, once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security. The

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
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Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin

The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America
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Rolling Stone, by Kristen Gwynne    Original Article
Posted By: scottc- 7/15/2014 11:46:15 AM     Post Reply
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. School Shootings: Widely Reported Tragedies Since 2000 - Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use

The media can no longer ignore
Obama and Hillary Clinton´s problems

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

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American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that


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