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Iraq, world’s car bomb capital
Miami Herald (FL), by David Kenner

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 5/4/2014 5:19:21 PM

As Iraqis went to the polls this week for the first parliamentary election since the U.S. military withdrew from the country in 2011, something was missing from the streets of Baghdad — cars.(snip)The statistics show just how precipitously violence has risen in the years following the American withdrawal. During this year alone, AFP’s Baghdad bureau has recorded more than 3,000 violent deaths, putting the country on pace for more than 12,000 casualties by the end of 2014. By comparison, AFP recorded less than 7,000 violent deaths in all of 2013. In 2012, the Brookings Institute tallied roughly 5,200 casualties among

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0bama´s precipitous and ill advised abandonment of our achievements in Iraq is responsible for more Iraqi deaths than American lives lost during our liberation of the place.
0bama turned a U.S. military success into another catastrophic leftist policy failure where thousands of innocents are being slaughtered, just like they did in Vietnam.

      


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Iraq, world’s car bomb capital
Miami Herald (FL), by David Kenner    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 5/4/2014 5:19:21 PM     Post Reply
As Iraqis went to the polls this week for the first parliamentary election since the U.S. military withdrew from the country in 2011, something was missing from the streets of Baghdad — cars.(snip)The statistics show just how precipitously violence has risen in the years following the American withdrawal. During this year alone, AFP’s Baghdad bureau has recorded more than 3,000 violent deaths, putting the country on pace for more than 12,000 casualties by the end of 2014. By comparison, AFP recorded less than 7,000 violent deaths in all of 2013. In 2012, the Brookings Institute tallied roughly 5,200 casualties among

   

 

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Netanyahu pushes to define Israel as
nation state of Jewish people only
Guardian, (UK), by Peter Beaumont    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 5/4/2014 5:01:06 PM     Post Reply
Binyamin Netanyahu will push ahead with a rare change to Israel´s basic laws – which amount to the country´s constitution – to insist Israel is "the nation state of one people only – the Jewish people – and of no other people". At Sunday´s weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said the civil rights of minorities, including Arabs, would be guaranteed, and the move was vital at a time when aspects of Israel´s legitimacy were "under a constant and increasing assault from abroad and at home". Netanyahu proposed the change last week during a visit to Tel Aviv´s Independence Hall, attracting fierce criticism from

George H.W. Bush honored for
courage with 1990 tax hikes
Reuters, by Elizabeth Barber    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 5/4/2014 4:45:58 PM     Post Reply
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush showed courage in breaking his "read my lips: no new taxes" campaign pledge to broker a 1990 budget compromise that may have cost him re-election two years later, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said on Sunday. The organization honored the 41st U.S. president with its 2014 Profile in Courage Award, praising the Republican leader´s "decision to put country above party and political prospects" in the deal with congressional Democrats. "America´s gain was President Bush´s loss," Jack Schlossberg, grandson of former president John F. Kennedy and a member of the award committee, said during a ceremony

Health Care Spending Soars
9.9% On ObamaCare In Q1
Investor´s Business Daily, by Ed Carson    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/30/2014 10:33:02 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. economy grew at a tepid 0.1% annual rate in the first quarter, the weakest growth since Q4 2012. But health care spending shot up by the most in at least 15 years thanks to ObamaCare costs.(snip)This isn´t what President Obama and other Affordable Care Act supporters have said would happen. They´ve argue that the law would rein in medical costs, even while providing massive subsidies to expand coverage to millions of people. The White House had touted recent data showing slowing health care costs, though that trend preceded ObamaCare and was global. The GDP report offers the clearest

DEA, IRS, firefighters raid VIP
Cannabis marijuana shop in Denver
KMGH-TV (Denver, CO), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/30/2014 10:20:15 AM     Post Reply
DENVER - Agents with both the Drug Enforcement Agency and Internal Revenue Service and firefighters raided a marijuana shop Wednesday morning that was also raided last year.(snip)The Denver Post identified Gerald Uribe at the manager of VIP Cannabis. Prosecutors have charged Gerald Uribe, , Luis Uribe, Hector Diaz and David Furtado with money laundering crimes related to the cultivation and distribution of marijuana. The raid comes on the same day Diaz is expected in court to be re-arraigned. Furtado and Luis Uribe are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. "Gerardo Uribe is at large and is considered a fugitive from justice," prosecutors said.

Democrats have abandoned the ‘war on poverty’
Tennessean, (TN), by Mona Charen    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/30/2014 10:02:58 AM     Post Reply
Remember poverty? It was once a chief preoccupation of the Democratic Party. Lyndon Johnson made war on it. An entire ecosystem of federal, state and local programs has been created over the course of the past half-century to combat it, costing taxpayers more than $1 trillion annually. Yet the Democratic Party seems to have forgotten the poor. The proposal to increase the minimum wage by a few dollars is trifling compared with the vaunting ambitions of the War on Poverty. Sargent Shriver, Johnson´s poverty czar, predicted that welfare state programs would eliminate poverty by 1976. Throughout the post-Great Society era, Democrats

   

 

  


 
U.S. economy slows to stall-speed
CNN Money, by Annalyn Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/30/2014 9:48:16 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. economy stalled in the first three months of 2014, but don´t panic yet as it´s probably just the winter weather effect. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic activity, grew at a 0.1% annual pace in the first quarter, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Wednesday. That´s brutally slow, even by sluggish post-recession standards. Since the Great Recession ended in June 2009, the economy has been growing at a rate of about 2% to 3% per year. Economists think the slowdown is merely a temporary phenomenon due to harsh winter weather. If that theory holds true, the economy should

Bolton: Obama ‘delusional’ on Middle East
Boston Herald (MA), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/30/2014 9:39:48 AM     Post Reply
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton joined Adriana Cohen and Joe Battenfeld on Boston Herald Radio’s “Trending Now” to talk about Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s most recent gaffe and the Obama administration’s foreign policy. Q: First of all, we want to ask you about our former senator John Kerry using the word “apartheid” to describe what Israel is doing. How much damage has this done? Should he apologize? Should he resign? A: Well, he should certainly apologize. The comments are outrageous and false and the apology that he did give yesterday was completely inadequate. The trouble with asking him

Couple who jumped off GWB
together were wanted in connection
with murder, reports say
Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), by Seth Augenstein    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/30/2014 9:33:17 AM     Post Reply
SUFFERN, N.Y. — A couple who jumped off the George Washington Bridge to their deaths together on Monday were reportedly being sought in connection with a murder, according to several published reports. Local law enforcement is scheduled to hold a press conference this morning in Rockland County, N.Y. to speak about the ongoing investigation. Gary Crockett, 41, and Nickie Circelli, 40, a Suffern, N.Y. were suspects in the murder of Cicelli’s uncle earlier in the day, according to several reports, including one by The New York Daily News. Crockett and and Circelli allegedly stole money from family members, then allegedly asphyxiated Cicelli’s uncle

Global Warming´s True Believers Are
Screaming At The Proverbial Scoreboard
Forbes Magazine, by John Tamny    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/27/2014 9:25:25 AM     Post Reply
In a recent column about HBO’s documentary series Vice, I questioned Vice founder Shane Smith’s contention that a failure to act on the theory that is global warming will prove perilous.(snip) Since markets plainly don’t take seriously the looming peril of global warming, it will be very cheap for the believers to bet against a marketplace that thinks global warming a comical hoax. The irony here is that just as Wall Street firms made a market for Paulson to bet against housing, so will the profit-focused individuals who populate Wall Street make a market for people like Shane Smith, scientists,

North Korea Calls South´s Park Geun-hye
a ´Prostitute´ and Obama a ´Pimp´
International Business Times, by Vasudevan Sridharan    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/27/2014 9:13:52 AM     Post Reply
North Korea has called South Korean President Park Geun-hye a "prostitute" at the hands of "pimp" Barack Obama. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) quoted the Committee for Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) as saying: "Park Geun-hye´s recent behaviour with Obama was like a mean immature girl begging gangsters to beat up someone she does not like. Or a crafty prostitute eagerly trying to frame someone by giving her body to a powerful pimp." Although North Korean mouthpieces often make such verbal attacks against South Korea and its leaders, the latest diatribe is seen as rather unedifying by their own standards. The

   

 

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Exclusive: FBI questions Christine
Quinn, probes de Blasio´s flip-
flop on carriage ban as inquiry
into campaign attacks widens
New York Daily News, by Greg B. Smith, Corinne Lestch    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/27/2014 8:58:06 AM     Post Reply
The FBI questioned ex-Council Speaker Christine Quinn in its probe of alleged carriage horse conniving during last year’s mayoral race, the Daily News has learned.(snip)Agents have zeroed in on $225,000 donated to NYCLASS by a union run by de Blasio’s cousin, John Wilhelm, and a key de Blasio fund-raiser, lawyer Jay Eisenhoffer, several sources familiar with the matter told The News. A spokesman for Quinn declined to comment Saturday, as did J. Peter Donovan of the FBI’s New York office. De Blasio, asked Saturday about the investigation, denied that the feds were looking at him.



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