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Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity May Not Exist
Real Clear Science, by Ross Pomeroy

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Posted By:MissMolly, 5/16/2014 4:51:40 AM

In 2011, Peter Gibson, a professor of gastroenterology at Monash University and director of the GI Unit at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, published a study that found gluten, a protein found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley, to cause gastrointestinal distress in patients without celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder unequivocally triggered by gluten. Double-blinded, randomized, and placebo-controlled, the experiment was one of the strongest pieces of evidence to date that non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), more commonly known as gluten intolerance, is a genuine condition. By extension, the study also lent credibility to the meteoric rise of the gluten-free

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 5/16/2014 5:03:56 AM     (No. 9850568)

Let´s hope so. I am so tired of food cranks. I know exactly two people who have celiac disease, but I have met any number who have let me know: "we are a gluten free family"

I really don´t like food cranks.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: periwinkel, 5/16/2014 6:16:59 AM     (No. 9850593)

Rush Limbaugh has been saying this for a year. Interesting...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine, 5/16/2014 7:18:19 AM     (No. 9850631)

And all that bull about transfats, etc., is ridiculous too. My cholesterol has come down 40 points over the last three years and I eat at least 2-3 eggs every morning and use nothing but real butter in my food. Forty points. I have refused cholesterol medication because of a liver issue but heck, at the rate I´m going, I won´t need it at all.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Tarheelkate, 5/16/2014 7:18:28 AM     (No. 9850632)

All I can tell you is that my daughter tested negative for celiac disease, and yet whenever she eats anything with gluten she is sick for two days. The GF diet is a major nuisance. She wouldn´t do this to herself if the phenomenon were imaginary.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: runningdoc, 5/16/2014 7:30:18 AM     (No. 9850644)

The article quotes the researcher saying that there may be people with gluten sensitivity. The research showed that most the people in the study who believed they had it did not. The interesting thing was the part about foodmaps the non digestible carbs and the fact that if you avoid qluten you avoid them as well. This is good research. I would tell my daughter to stick with her diet if it makes her feel better!
Just a doctor´s opinion mind you:-)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MHR, 5/16/2014 7:33:26 AM     (No. 9850650)

Nothing to laugh about, those affected get very very sick...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judy W., 5/16/2014 7:34:48 AM     (No. 9850654)

#3, you´re confusing transfats with saturated fats. Transfat is artificial fat made by hydrogenating real fat. It is bad for you. Saturated fats in butter, meat fat, cream, eggs, and lard are good for you, do not make you fat, and do not raise your cholesterol.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Toledo, 5/16/2014 7:36:03 AM     (No. 9850657)

Gluten or not, bread raises glucose significantly in some diabetics. Not mentioned in study

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Reply 9 - Posted by: M2, 5/16/2014 7:36:54 AM     (No. 9850658)

Before the gluten-free craze hit America, I wondered why I didn´t sleep well and had all sorts of GI symptoms every time I ate a pasta dish or a sandwich, or had bread at meals. I wasn´t looking for the symptoms because I was unaware of all the gluten craziness. At least I thought it was crazy -- yet another "green" or New Age-y trend.

But then I did an experiment (remember, I didn´t know about this whole gluten thing). I stopped eating pasta, a painful experience, believe me. And my symptoms stopped. I removed bread and wheat products from my diet -- the overt ones, not the dressings and sauces that may have had gluten in them.

Immediately, the changes were noticeable. Slept like a dead person and all GI problems were gone, including severe bloating after eating gluten products.

It was then I read "Wheat Belly". The writer makes a good point about our entire wheat supply being genetically engineered in such a way as to make people "sick".

I don´t claim to know (or care) much about whether the book is right or wrong, or whether this 37-person study is valid or not. I know only my own experiences -- when I eat bread, pasta, wheat crackers, dumplings, etc, I feel crappy. When I don´t eat them, I feel ten years younger and more energetic, and NO GI PROBLEMS, including GERD.

That´s my story and I´m sticking to it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: wetenschapper, 5/16/2014 7:39:04 AM     (No. 9850662)

Just speculating, #4, but some enzyme systems, such as that for lactase which metabolizes milk sugar, are use-it-or-lose-it in nature. If an adult does not consume dairy products for a long period of time, the ability to produce lactase will be lost, resulting in lactose intolerance. Perhaps some similar mechanism, possibly involving glutamine catabolism, might be involved here.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Drive, 5/16/2014 7:39:49 AM     (No. 9850664)

Dr. Atkins was right

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Tarheelkate, 5/16/2014 7:46:07 AM     (No. 9850668)

An interesting suggestion, as my daughter and I, and several others in my family, are lactose intolerant. A celiac friend told me that research indicates that a younger person who is celaic might regain some ability to digest lactose because of regeneration at the tips of the fibers in the intestines (sorry, correct name eludes me). My daughter hasn´t tried it, though. After four years of a strict GF diet several health issues are better, not just the intestinal distress.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Judy W., 5/16/2014 7:46:35 AM     (No. 9850670)

This is a really good study. This is real science, something not too often found in nutritional studies. What I like particularly is that after the researchers found that gluten was not the cause of the distress people felt, they didn´t just say "it´s all in your head" and stop there. The co-author went looking for other factors, and found some possibilities.

I know my husband is sensitive to foods with gluten because of his lifelong stomach problems that were solved when he gave up gluten and that return if he eats more than a smidgen. He can eat a smidgen, like light breading on calimari, which means it´s not celiac disease. But it´s something, and I like to see a scientist not deny that something. I wish the global warming scientists were as rigorous as this.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jinx, 5/16/2014 7:59:59 AM     (No. 9850689)

It goes to prove that one size does not fit all. Each one of us needs to find out what works for us and stick to it. I am old enough to remember when "they" said that cranberries caused cancer. Go figure!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jsulman, 5/16/2014 8:10:33 AM     (No. 9850703)

In the last month I´ve read both of Taubes´ books, "Why We Get Fat" and "Good Calories, Bad Calories." They are very enlightening and demonstrate what a crock our nutritional sciences are in this country.

And he does show Adkens was right #11.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 5/16/2014 8:10:51 AM     (No. 9850704)

It may not be a coincidence that so many of the complaints about not being able to eat wheat products only emerged after the health obsessed and food marketers went completely whole grain crazy. Whole grain breads, cereals, pastas, crackers and snacks used to be specialty items. Now they can be more than half that section in the supermarket. Whole grains, particularly the bran in whole grains, cause gas in a great many people.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 2dogs, 5/16/2014 8:22:57 AM     (No. 9850721)

If you have episodes of IBS, read up on soluble vs. insoluble fiber. That solved it for me. Also I´ve been on Atkins for 16 months, not for gastro health, but to lose weight. I´m on the lifetime maintainence now. No carbs cures GERD for sure, helps you lose weight, but I´m really gluten free (As a a byproduct of Atkins, not because I want to be) and I still have a stomach bout now and then. This is good science. GF is a crock.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jar, 5/16/2014 8:26:50 AM     (No. 9850735)

I have celiac disease, and mostly eat Amy´s gluten free packaged dinners. For lunch, I eat gluten free hummus on corn tortillas with lettuce and tomato. You can buy gluten free pasta, and some restaurants like Olive Garden even offer a gluten free menu. The one downside on these gluten free supermarket items is that they are high in salt content, which may raise blood pressure.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 5/16/2014 8:28:10 AM     (No. 9850738)

Coincidentally (or is it?), this article appeared in the Telegaph today: "What will the middle classes do if there´s a spelt shortage?" I found out about spelt years ago when an Ethiopian neighbor invited us to dinner and the meal was entirely and deliciously Ethiopian--including injera, a thick, floppy bread made from spelt flour and used to scoop up the food.

Spelt is gluten-free, thus is now in large demand. The article states:

The cost of spelt - organic, naturally - has risen from £800 per tonne to almost £2,000 in the past year alone. Producers are now worried about the availabilty of the protein-rich grain - which was fed to Roman soldiers to keep them marching across Europe - that spelt products could soon disappear from bakers´ shelves and farmers markets altogether.

Quite often, if there´s a shortage in one specific type of a commodity, the rest in that group rise in price. No wonder gluten-free products are expensive. The "developing world" uses a large variety of different flours, usually high-protein and advertised as ancient grains or something similar. This might possibly be a move to head off a grain crisis in countries where famine is common.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ruready?, 5/16/2014 8:36:36 AM     (No. 9850749)

"and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,"

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Reply 21 - Posted by: FLCracker, 5/16/2014 8:56:18 AM     (No. 9850780)

#18, the idea that salt raises your blood pressure is ANOTHER one of those ideas that hasn´t been rigorously tested.

Even then, the idea is that if you already have high blood pressure, salt may make it worse, but salt doesn´t cause high blood pressure.

(And that cohort study of people who live to extremely old age found that having high blood pressure in old age means you live longer. Again – accepted wisdom vs observable data.)



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Reply 22 - Posted by: chillijilli, 5/16/2014 9:05:56 AM     (No. 9850786)

I know that consumers in many countries won´t eat American products because "enriched" flour is used. They seem to believe that the culprit is not gluten itself, but the "enriching" process. Real Italian pasta isn´t made with enriched anything; same with German breads, etc. Since other countries don´t seem to have the high incidence of celiac, could it be our *enriching process* that is causing the problem and not*gluten* itself?
Another similar issue is highly acidic foods (such as pasta sauce, orange juice, etc) are never sold in plastic jars or bottles but always in glass. When I lived abroad, I was always curious about differences like this and now especially the gluten issue.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rather Read, 5/16/2014 9:12:57 AM     (No. 9850790)

I´m 63. I´ve drunk milk all my life and my favorite food is bread. If I had to choose between a piece of cake and a piece of good bread, I´d take the bread every day. Bread is the staff of life. I love it and I have no symptoms of any kind of gastric upset. You will have to pry my baguette from my cold dead fingers.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: proximo, 5/16/2014 9:20:03 AM     (No. 9850808)

I´m with #9. As I approach 60, I find that I do not tolerate more than just a little wheat in my diet. Exactly as (s)he describes, it´s the difference between feeling great and feeling crappy.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 5/16/2014 9:28:44 AM     (No. 9850821)

When I go to a place like Subway I order mine with EXTRA gluten. You have to ask for it, they sprinkle it on just like sugar.

Oh did I mention I am sick to death of all this gluten free bs. Its just a way for the food companies to jack up their prices even more.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Axeman, 5/16/2014 9:32:50 AM     (No. 9850828)

Gluten is a protein. It comes naturally packaged with high carbohydrates. Did no one ever think before that it may be the carbs that are causing problems in people?

Bread is one of my favorite foods too. Real bread is made of flour, water, salt, starter. The starter is just flour and water that have sat for a while and grew yeast and bacteria. I make two loaves at a time and eat half of one while it is still warm. Mmmmm...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/16/2014 9:49:49 AM     (No. 9850847)

Agreed, #25. "Gluten free", like "organic" is just another way to get people to pay twice as much for a product that is no more healthy than the "regular" products. Probably dreamed up by someone on Madison Avenue.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Pook60, 5/16/2014 9:53:36 AM     (No. 9850854)

I imagine most L-dotters are like me. I don´t care what somebody else chooses to eat or not eat. What I can´t stand are the campaigning Food Nazis who get on Facebook and other social media and talk down to the rest of us and get all preachy about it. Just because you have a family member with a dietary issue or is battling cancer that you have decided was totally caused by one food factor or another, does not make you an expert on my food choices. I´m sick and tired of self-educated ´´experts´´ who have concocted their master thesis based on a case study of one.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Judy W., 5/16/2014 10:11:50 AM     (No. 9850887)

Spelt is not gluten free. Here´s a post with a lot of info about it:
http://glutenfreeeasily.com/the-spin-on-spelt/


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Reply 30 - Posted by: FelineFine, 5/16/2014 10:36:57 AM     (No. 9850921)

Strongly recommend you read "Grain Brain" before you dismiss the gluten "myth." There is a distinct connection between gluten/sugar and dementia.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 5/16/2014 10:39:45 AM     (No. 9850926)

I tend to follow the advice of Julia Child, everything in moderation. But think about this, when you serve that spaghetti or chili this weekend, do you have any idea how much extra gluten is hidden in those dishes? Tomato sauce for one thing can have gluten. They hide it by giving it several different fancy names, but it is gluten. So when you think you are doing gluten free, you really aren´t. By putting so much gluten in our diets that does NOT need to be there, food companies are actually making gluten a toxic substance to our bodies.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bugboy, 5/16/2014 12:17:15 PM     (No. 9851098)

I said is a few day ago and I´ll say it again unless you have celiac disease there is no reason to be gluten free.

I´m going to take something from the Bible totally out of context because I think it applies. The Bible compares humans to sheep which are really stupid animals because humans can be lead here and there by whoever whim someone says follow.

The whole gluten thing is just another whim, craze, foolish idea someone propounded as fact. How ´bout getting the proper stool for using the bathroom correctly or making sure what come out floats instead of sinks. Similar foolishness.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 5/16/2014 12:32:04 PM     (No. 9851124)

There are many reasons for gastro intestinal problems.

My stomach problems turned out to be caused by sugar and dairy. There might be other things too, but not sure. There was always a cause and effect, and it was not always easy to figure out. I would remove items from my diet one at a time and see if anything changed. Not easy since multiple things were causing problems.

Caught on to sugar when I discovered pre-sweetened cereal no longer agreed with me. Also pastries. I switched to unsweetened cereal with just one sugar packet, and no pastries. Problem solved. I also had to cut out orange juice and apple juice because of sugar.

I also had to stop drinking milk and eating cheese. I use almond ´milk´ now and have cut way back. I wonder if my problem with milk is the product itself or the pasteurization process.

90% of what I drink is water now. The switch to water was much easier than I ever anticipated.

All the items I cut out also helped me control my weight.

Haven´t seen any problem with wheat or anything containing gluten though I have seen other people that had problems.

FWIW.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 5/16/2014 12:45:33 PM     (No. 9851148)

My 14yr. old granddaughter has eczema. She went gluten free two months ago and is now completely rash free.
Take that for what it´s worth.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: attercliffe, 5/16/2014 1:20:05 PM     (No. 9851192)

Ack! Senior moment. Have been out and as soon as I left the environs of the subdivision realized I Wrote "spelt" instead of "tef" flour (for injera). It is, though, gluten-free. If you´re interested, see Youtube for several videos about tef and injera. My neighbor made the "bread" in a large skillet (American). Here´s one example: http://youtu.be/LnQwZ8XZjSc

Kinda like a pancake, only different.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: pineledger, 5/16/2014 1:46:04 PM     (No. 9851229)

Gluten Sensitivity is the New Veganism.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Zarin, 5/16/2014 4:57:54 PM     (No. 9851435)

The point of the research & the article is that gluten is NOT the problem. The ´culprits´ causing the distress are most likely FODMAPS!!!! Those are contained in certain foods like wheat bread, beans, apples, chocolate, energy bars that include artificial sweeteners, mushrooms, and anything with high fructose corn syrup. They are poorly digested in the small intestine and our good bacteria in the large intestine ferments them into hydrogen gas.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: thewarden, 5/16/2014 7:17:06 PM     (No. 9851586)

I try to stick to the Atkins way--I feel much better when I avoid carbs and as much gluten as possible.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: 4justice, 5/16/2014 8:16:03 PM     (No. 9851641)

Sorry, but Atkins was a quack. The most important thing is that every individual is different. I can eat simple carbs all day long and have no problem where my sister will gain weight. My cousin´s daughter IS sensitive to gluten. No one diet fits all. Even the effect of transfats varies from person to person. This is one reason I avoid celebrity doctors like the plague. Also, I too hate foodies. They are a cult.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 5/16/2014 9:18:22 PM     (No. 9851702)

People in America are experiencing a higher rate of cancer than in other countries. Why? No doctor can tell you why. They´re also experiencing disproportionate rates of Alzheimer´s. The medical industry doesn´t know why this is happening either.

Let me throw in a few others. How about autoimmune disorders like Crohn´s, acid reflux, or thyroiditis? Do you have tinnitus? I bet your ENT doesn´t know the cause.

These are modern diseases that we are suffering from and doctors don´t know why. Could it be what we´re eating? Who knows? But I think it´s foolish to ignore eating as the culprit. If you were a part of the small percentage of the population that is suffering from gluten insensitivity, you would take any measure necessary to avoid it. Could these people be the canaries in the coal mine?

To each his own is what I say. If you´re offended by someone else eating gluten free, then you got bigger problems.

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Inspectors surveying Philadelphia´s Veterans Affairs benefits center in June found two stunning signs of disarray: mail bins brimming with claims dating to 2011 and other benefits that had been paid twice. More alarming, the team from the VA Office of Inspector General found evidence that staff tasked with managing pensions for the eastern United States were manipulating dates to make old claims appear new, according to a report obtained by The Inquirer. The findings are the first clear evidence that the city´s VA system is not immune from controversies that have plagued other centers and sparked a growing scandal over delayed care

´Joan of Arc´ Warren hurts
the Grimes campaign
Herald-Leader [Lexington, KY], by Bill Stone    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 11:01:53 AM     Post Reply
Throughout her campaign for U.S. Senate, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has tried to run and hide from Washington liberals in her party headlined by President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Not anymore. Recently, and incredibly, Grimes officially aligned herself with the most exotic Democratic Party segments by campaigning with the doyenne of the leftist hierarchy, former Harvard professor, and now U.S. senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren. Kentucky´s small-business owners believe in promoting America´s economic advantages such as our natural energy resources. Warren thinks that whatever success we achieve has come at the expense of our fellow citizens. She discounts the

Michelle Nunn’s felon fundraiser
Constitution-Journal [Atlanta, GA], by Daniel Malloy, Greg Bluestein*    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 10:52:51 AM     Post Reply
When Michelle Nunn attended a fundraiser on Capitol Hill the other day, as we reported, one of the three co-sponsors of the event was Virtual Murrell, who owns a government relations firm in D.C. The conservative National Review dug deeper into Murrell’s background and found quite a tale: Murrell was indicted in 1994 by a federal grand jury on charges that he solicited and received over $37,000 in bribes from businesses in San Francisco while serving as an aide to an Oakland city councilman. The indictment found him guilty of violating the Hobbs Act, a federal statute that prohibits elected and



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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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