A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


A Dreadful Inexorability
National Review Online, by Askold Krushelnycky

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/9/2014 5:00:22 AM

Serious sources are predicting that Russian president Vladimir Putin will send his forces into Ukraine — possibly under the guise of peacekeeping forces, as he did in Georgia in 2008. The chief of Ukraine’s national-security council has stated that the risk of Russian incursions is very high. And a Moscow source of mine with links to the Russian foreign ministry — who has previously provided accurate information — has said that Putin is considering sending in his forces within the next few days. A member of the German Bundestag, Marieluise Beck, has said that senior Russian diplomats have warned Berlin that Moscow’s

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 7/9/2014 6:03:27 AM     (No. 9916233)

Hey, why not? It´s Summer time, the World Cup is winding down, Gaza is just a tired rerun, and Putin hasn´t been putting his leadership skills to much good work lately. It will be interesting to see how his decrepit, hollowed out military force can deal with prolonged, all out war with a fully armed enemy that can fight back. No more nibbling around the edges. Putin is an idiot if he thinks that he can beat Ukraine without unacceptably high cost to his wretched third world economy. Talk about a tar baby.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 791505




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"



Air Algerie Plane Disappears From Radar
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 7:10:39 AM     Post Reply
ALGIERS, Algeria -- An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers disappeared from radar early Thursday, the official Algerian news agency said. Air navigation services lost track of the plane after 0155 GMT, or 50 minutes after takeoff, the agency said. That means that Flight AH5017 had been missing for hours before the news was made public. "In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," the agency quoted the airline as saying. The flight path of the plane from Ouagadougou, the capital of the west African nation of Burkina Faso, to Algiers was not immediately clear. Ougadougou is in a

Terror watchlist can include
dead, acquitted suspects
The Hill [DC], by Julian Hatten    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 4:35:21 AM     Post Reply
Federal rules for adding someone to the government’s terrorist watchlist are broad enough to include people who are dead or have been acquitted in court of terrorism charges, according to a government document that emerged on Wednesday. A 166-page guidance for the government database that includes the “no-fly list” and other lists declared that agents do not require “concrete facts” or “irrefutable evidence” that someone is a terrorist. Instead, the system requires officials have a “reasonable suspicion” that someone could be connected to terrorist activity, which can include “violent acts” that could harm people or property and “intimidation or coercion” that affects

Why the Halbig Decision
Should Be Taken Seriously
Real Clear Politics, by Sean Trende    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 4:21:48 AM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the subsidy provisions of the Affordable Care Act for states that have not implemented their own exchanges. The court found that the plain wording of the statute made clear that Congress authorized subsidies only in exchanges established by a state, and that the federal government is not a state. Thus, subsidies are not authorized in exchanges established by the federal government. You can find a fuller description of the arguments in the case in this article that I wrote last year. Rather than recap that, I

Tale of the Tapes: IRS head
confirms investigators have found
backup tapes in Lerner probe
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 4:19:15 AM     Post Reply
The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing "backup tapes" -- despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before a House oversight subcommittee, stressed that he does not know "how they found them" or "whether there´s anything on them or not." But he said the inspector general´s office advised him the investigators are reviewing tapes to see if they contain any "recoverable" material. The revelation is significant because the IRS claimed, when the agency first told Congress about the

Chief Ebola doctor overseeing cases
in Sierre Leone contracts the virus
CNN, by Caleb Kellerman & Millicent Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 4:11:57 AM     Post Reply
A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country´s Ministry of Health. Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan is being treated by the French aid group Medicins Sans Frontieres -- also known as Doctors Without Borders -- at a hospital in the capital city of Freetown, Tim Shenk, an agency spokesman, told CNN on Wednesday. Until falling ill, Khan had been overseeing Ebola treatment and isolation units at Kenema Government Hospital, about 185 miles east of Freetown. Citing patient confidentiality, Shenk declined to provide additional details about Khan´s condition.

   

 

  


 
Social Security´s 300M
IT Project Doesn´t Work
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 4:09:20 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can´t get it to work. And officials can´t say when it will. Six years ago, Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. But the project has been racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency. Today, the project is still in the testing phase, and the agency can´t say when it will be operational or how much it will cost.

Paterno´s son and other ex-coach
sue Penn State for lost careers
Reuters, by David DeKok    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/23/2014 8:56:42 AM     Post Reply
Two former assistant football coaches at Penn State University, including the son of disgraced former head coach Joe Paterno, are suing the school for actions they say wrecked their careers in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal. Jay Paterno, who was quarterbacks coach for 12 seasons under his father, and Bill Kenney, the former offensive coach, were both fired in January 2012 by Bill O´Brien, the coach who replaced the elder Paterno. "The terminations ... had the effect of branding and stigmatizing plaintiffs as participants in the (Jerry) Sandusky scandal, and, by so doing, maligned plaintiff´s heretofore stellar reputations," lawyers for

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets
shot down in eastern Ukraine
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/23/2014 8:01:52 AM     Post Reply
KIEV, Ukraine – Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country´s Defense Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila. Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky says the planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each.

Ron Paul raises eyebrows
with Russia sympathy
McClatchy Newspapers, by Kevin G. Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/23/2014 5:36:51 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul suggests in a column that the United States, through its support of the Ukrainian government, shares the blame in last week’s downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over the eastern Ukraine. The column, carried Sunday on the website of the Ron Paul Institute, was provocative from the outset. Its title was “What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.” The column accused the media and the Western politicians of seeking “maximum propaganda value” from the disaster, in blaming Russia and its strong-armed leader Vladimir Putin. The media is not reporting, he insisted, that

A new witch hunt in Salem
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/23/2014 4:56:20 AM     Post Reply
Salem, Mass., is infamous for its witchcraft trials of 322 years ago, which is just how the town likes it. Celebration of its unsavory past attracts tourists and their dollars. Without that unsavory history, Salem would be just another town in the Boston neighborhood. The spirit of Salem and its celebration of intolerance survives in the person of Kimberly Driscoll, the mayor. She was “stunned” to learn that Gordon College, 16 miles away in Wenham, practices what its evangelical Christian faith preaches. Everyone who works or studies at Gordon College is expected to remain sexually abstinent, unless married. No hanky-panky is

   

 

B-G1


 
5 reasons David Perdue shocked Georgia’s
political world to win GOP Senate nod
Journal-Constitution [Atlanta, GA], by Greg Bluestein & Daniel Malloy    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/23/2014 4:41:27 AM     Post Reply
David Perdue’s stunning victory over Rep. Jack Kingston was both a rebuke to Georgia’s political establishment and a reminder that November will be a very unconventional race. Here are five factors that played into Perdue’s upset victory: Metro Atlanta’s Perdue support offset south Georgia’s Kingston backing. While Kingston held onto his big margins in south Georgia, Perdue more than wiped him out with big showings in populous metro Atlanta and other urban areas across the state. Perdue’s camp was ecstatic that Kingston’s net margin over Perdue in Savannah’s Chatham County was 12,000 – close to what they expected. If Kingston landed

GAO “Secret Shopper” Investigation
Finds Fraud in Obamacare Exchanges
PJ Media, by Paula Bolyard    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/23/2014 4:38:06 AM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, Republicans released preliminary results of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) undercover examination of enrollment in the Obamacare exchanges. Using fake information during an undercover “secret shopper” investigation, the GAO created 18 fictitious identities through the federal exchange by telephone, online, and in-person. In 17 of 18 attempts the GAO was able to obtain premium subsidies and health insurance with fake information through telephone and online applications. According to the report, 11 out of 12 fake applications for the federal exchanges were approved, with credits totaling $2500 per month ($30,000 per year). During the investigation, fake shoppers provided fake documents, such



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Trey Gowdy Eviscerates IRS Commissioner
40 replie(s)
Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/23/2014 4:32:42 PM     Post Reply
Wednesday at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service´s (IRS) Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) would not let IRS Commissioner John Koskinen off the hook over his failure to bring acceptable answers to Congress about the supposed loss of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails. The South Carolina Republican warned the IRS commissioners, "Words have consequences," as he hammered Koskinen for trying to claim he did not pursue what happened to the emails because he did not want to interfere with the Inspector General investigation saying "people site ongoing IG investigations

Latest Obama claim: I don’t
learn anything from the news

36 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:16:44 PM     Post Reply
In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news. But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night. Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.” That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to the

Sen. Durbin derides Walgreen for
possible tax-driven overseas move

32 replie(s)
Chicago Tribune, by Ameet Sachdev    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 8:16:09 PM     Post Reply
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday urged Walgreen Co. to reconsider a possible move of its headquarters to Switzerland to lower its U.S. tax bill. In a letter to Walgreen Chief Executive Gregory Wasson, Durbin said the company could face a backlash from its customers. “I believe you will find that your customers are deeply patriotic and will not support Walgreen’s decision to turn its back on the United States,” Durbin wrote. “Nearly all of your $2.5 billion in profits earned last year were from sales to U.S. taxpaying customers.” The senator ended his letter with a twist on Walgreen’s

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Fed appeals court panel says
most Obamacare subsidies illegal

31 replie(s)
CNBC, by Dan Mangan    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 7/22/2014 11:20:25 AM     Post Reply
In a potentially crippling blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court panel declared Tuesday that government subsidies worth billions of dollars that helped 4.7 million people buy insurance on HealthCare.gov are illegal. The 2-1 ruling said such subsidies can be granted only to people who bought insurance in an Obamacare exchange run by an individual state or the District of Columbia—not on the federally run exchange HealthCare.gov. "Section 36B plainly makes subsidies available in the Exchanges established by states," wrote Senior Circuit Judge Raymond Randolph in his majority opinion, where he was joined by Judge Thomas Griffith. "We reach this conclusion, frankly,

Shock Report-- Rick Perry: Illegals
Behind 3,000 Homicides & 8,000
Sexual Assaults in TX Since ’08

30 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 5:23:38 AM     Post Reply
Texas Governor Rick Perry went on Hannity tonight to discuss the illegal immigrant crisis at the US southern border. Perry shared these shocking numbers on the current crisis. “Sean, there have been over the course of the last five years, since the fall of ’08, over 203,000 individuals who have come into Texas illegally who have been booked into our county jails. Those individuals have accounted for over 3,000 homicides and over 8,000 sexual assaults. We can’t afford to wait for Washington to secure this border. We’ve had enough.”

NAACP: Detroit water
shutoffs are racially motivated

28 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 11:01:52 AM     Post Reply
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a class action lawsuit against the city of Detroit for water shutoffs that members claim are racially motivated. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department stopped service to about 7,200 buildings with overdue bills in June, compared to 1,570 in the same month last year. The issue gained national attention last month after activists appealed to the United Nations for help. The shutoffs are “being done in a discriminatory fashion,” the NAACP’s Veronica Joice told a local CBS affiliate. “They should at least take a look at whether there’s a better way to do this that doesn’t affect the most vulnerable citizens

Obama says public not
familiar enough with issues

28 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/23/2014 10:59:23 PM     Post Reply
President Obama told Democratic donors Wednesday night that most Americans don’t have time to think about the details of the Benghazi terrorist attack or the problems with Obamacare. Speaking at a fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes, the president took his usual shots at the Republican Party, suggesting its members are focused on the wrong issues and frequently “obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don’t say what’s true.” And because people are not familiar with the intricacies of many public-policy issues, Republicans can get away with such obfuscation, he said. “The Republican

End Partisan Primaries, Save America
27 replie(s)
New York Times, by Charles E. Schumer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 10:21:11 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON —Polarization and partisanship are a plague on American politics. Political scientists have found that the two parties have each grown more ideologically homogeneous since the 1970s. The Senate hasn’t been so polarized since Reconstruction; the House has not been so divided since around 1900. As measured by laws passed, the current Congress is on track to be among the least productive in our republic’s history. How did this happen? One of the main causes has not gotten enough attention: the party primary system. The reasons behind the shocking primary defeat last month of Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, who

   

 



 
Madeleine Albright to CNN:
Israel Is ‘Overdoing’ It in Gaza

27 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/23/2014 9:03:23 AM     Post Reply
While our current secretary of state John Kerry is under fire for sarcastically joking about Israel’s “pinpoint operation” in Gaza, one former secretary of state echoed those sentiments during an appearance on CNN Tuesday afternoon. Speaking to Wolf Blitzer, Madeleine Albright said she thinks Israel is “overdoing” it with its offensive into the Gaza Strip and losing some of its “moral authority” in the process. “I do think the point has to be made, if rockets are being shot at Israel, that Israel does have a right to defend itself,” Albright said. “But the bottom line is the question of proportionality.” Blitzer singled out her use of the word

Paul Ryan, 2016?
26 replie(s)
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 1:12:58 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Republican Party’s bookish former vice presidential nominee, is starting to look like a candidate for the presidency in 2016. In August, Ryan will publish a book with a distinctly campaign-themed title, The Way Forward. On Tuesday, the Federal Election Commission approved of a nationwide book tour sponsored by Ryan’s publisher and the Political Action Committee the Wisconsin congressman founded, Prosperity Action PAC. “The book will address “the state of the conservative movement in America today, discuss how it contrasts with liberal progressivism, and explain what must be done to save what Representative Ryan refers to as the

‘We’re coming for you, Barack Obama’:
Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL

25 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/24/2014 12:11:56 AM     Post Reply
High-ranking U.S. officials said Wednesday that not only are Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “worse than al Qaeda,” but that the group has a message for the president: “We’re coming for you, Barack Obama.” Brett McGurk, the deputy assistant secretary of state, told lawmakers at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing that ISIL may have “changed its name,” but that it’s still al Qaeda. (Snip) Elissa Slotkin, the acting principal deputy undersecretary of Defense for policy, added that ISIL also has its eye on the president, threatening “We’re coming for you, Barack Obama,” The Hill reported.

No Rest for the Wicked
24 replie(s)
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 5:39:09 AM     Post Reply
Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch Embassy in Washington, D.C., and wrote in a condolence book for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, “We will not rest until we are certain that justice is done.” He then departed for a three-day fundraising trip to the West Coast. Obama’s pledge that “we will not rest until . . . ” may sound familiar to you. In fact, the pledge is so chronically overused, and issued so casually, that it no longer carries much meaning. Here’s a brief history: April 9, 2009: “We will not rest until we reach a day when not one

   

Post Reply   Close thread 791505





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS