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AIDs Conference Attendees
on Downed Malaysian Jet

Associated Press, by Kristen Gelineau

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/18/2014 4:05:17 AM

SYDNEY -- A large number of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials said Friday, as news of their deaths sparked an outpouring of grief across the global scientific community. There have been unconfirmed reports that up to 100 people on board the Boeing 777 were en route to the Victoria state capital of Melbourne to attend the 20th International AIDS conference, which starts Sunday, Victoria Premier Denis Napthine said, though he hastened to add that reports were conflicting and it

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/18/2014 7:10:16 AM     (No. 9929818)

Do gay rights matter to Obama or is this just talk. On 9/11/12, he turned his back on our first openly gay ambassador. Now, as many as 100 renowned AIDS researcher and activists are on a plane shot down by a Russian missile. If Romney were president, I guarantee someone would ask the question. Then again, Romney might have responded more forcefully.

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 4:48:21 PM     Post Reply
The President wakes late and eats shortly after noon. He begins with the simplest of breakfasts. There is always cottage cheese. His cooked portion is always substantial; omelette or occasionally porridge. He likes quails’ eggs. He drinks fruit juice. The food is forever fresh: baskets of his favourites dispatched regularly from the farmland estates of the Patriarch Kirill, Russia’s religious leader. He is then served coffee. His courtiers have been summoned but these first two hours are taken up with swimming. The President enjoys this solitary time in the water. He wears goggles and throws himself into a vigorous front crawl.

No, “The Bear” Is Not Loose:
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The Federalist, by Mollie Hemingway    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 4:45:18 PM     Post Reply
The Bear is loose! No, Andrew Sullivan isn’t meandering around after having had too much to drink. The Bear is loose is the message the White House has asked reporters to convey about President Obama’s recent photo-ops where he meets supposedly normal people on the streets and in the restaurants of the U.S. of A. (Snip)There are multiple problems with this. For one thing, whether you unabashedly enjoy this president or shake your head in embarrassment at his domestic and foreign policy, “bear” is not the animal that comes to mind when thinking of him. Then there’s that weird way

Obama administration: Russia firing
artillery at Ukraine military targets
Fox News, by Justin Fishel    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 4:41:34 PM     Post Reply
Obama administration officials said Thursday that Russia is firing artillery from its own territory into Ukraine to hit Ukrainian military sites, pointing to escalating Russian involvement in the deadly conflict. "This clearly is a military escalation," Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said, adding there is no question that Russian military -- as opposed to Russia-backed separatists -- are firing the shots. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf first made the accusation during a press briefing earlier Thursday. She also claimed Moscow is boosting its military shipments to pro-Russian separatists. "We have new evidence that the Russians intend to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 1:29:37 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 7:10:39 AM     Post Reply
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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
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 4:21:48 AM     Post Reply
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Tale of the Tapes: IRS head
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/24/2014 4:19:15 AM     Post Reply
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Social Security´s 300M
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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.

   

 

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Paterno´s son and other ex-coach
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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

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/23/2014 8:01:52 AM     Post Reply
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