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What All This Bad
News Is Doing to Us

New York Magazine, by Jesse Singal

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/10/2014 5:42:19 AM

A terrifying jihadist group is conquering and butchering its way across big swaths of Iraq and Syria. Planes are falling out of the sky on what seems like a weekly basis. Civilians are being killed in massive numbers in the Israel-Gaza conflict. Others are falling prey to Ebola in West Africa. The world, in short, is falling apart. That’s how it feels, at least, to those of us who sit at a blessed remove from the death and destruction, but who are watching every bloody moment of it via cable news and social media. It raises an important question: In an

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 8/10/2014 6:13:13 AM     (No. 9960043)

The world is not falling apart. Most of the planet is doing far better than ever before. The sections of violence and destruction are merely the result of intentional enabling by a Dear Leader who wants his nation cut down to size. That can be reversed by electing a rational, well-intentioned president next time. What the world should fear is that that won´t happen.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Johann, 8/10/2014 6:13:37 AM     (No. 9960045)

Obama had said a few weeks ago the world is more tranquil than it was 5 years ago. Had George Bush said this, the leftist media will still be reporting, daily, how utterly clueless George Bush was. Not one challenge by the liberal media to Odumbo about what he said. I think they are shell shocked how stupid Obama really is.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 8/10/2014 7:04:18 AM     (No. 9960087)

Disagree with #1

The world has been falling apart at a quickening rate. Sure there have been times of horror in the past, especially our "world wars" and our own war between the states-- revolutions and epidemics.

Why is it different now? Simply because the increase in greed and avarice at the highest levels of power coupled with the disregard for the sanctity of life and the erosion of moray in general is setting the tone for a world where even the most lurid headlines have become commonplace and shock us no more.

When despair sets in it´s easy to blame it on "all this bad news"-- but the source of the bad news, the reason for the slide of society into the cesspool can be blamed on real evil.

Bad news can either numb us or move us to action to try to restore morality and sound law. It can stir us to fight for human dignity or we can give in to hopelessness.

Because I put my trust in God above all things, all this bad news does two things: It makes me trust Him more, and it moves me to do all I can to fight evil at every level-- especially the evil that resides in me.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/10/2014 7:32:26 AM     (No. 9960113)

FTA: "And then there’s the example that probably screams loudest in the liberal imagination: George W. Bush drummed up support for the war in Iraq, which at the time of the U.S. invasion sat at 75 percent, by painting a world in which Al Qaeda and its radical affiliates posed an existential threat to the Western world."

Was this not true? Obama´s world confirms it. The news is informing us exactly what a truly terrifying threat radical Islam is to this world. They are not making this stuff up. The brutality and violence are escalating because Obama does not want to acknowledge the root of all this evil. He is incapable of leading this country and has given up any moral authority we had on the world stage. By his weakness and ambivalence he is enabling evil. Our enemies rejoiced when he was elected. Obama has made the world a very dangerous place. Burying your head in the sand will not change it either. You must confront evil.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: M2, 8/10/2014 7:40:15 AM     (No. 9960123)

Sorry, but I´m not nearly on board Ms. Hyphenated´s study.

...when people are led to believe things are falling apart, it affects their decision-making and their politics — whether or not their pessimism is warranted.

Pessimism today is usually warranted, Ms. Hyphen.

We already know from political-psychological research that the more threatened people feel, the more likely they will be to support right-wing policies.

And this is a bad thing? Why say "right wing" rather than "conservative"? People instinctively know that conservatives are more protective and reactive to threats on America. That is simply common sense, good news, and reasonable conclusions.

And people who believe in the concept of unmitigated evil appear more likely to support torture and other violent policies.

What is wrong with addressing those who want to blow us up with violent means? Are we supposed to serve them haute cuisine and talk nice to them instead? When a bomb is about to go off, you don´t negotiate; you use whatever means necessary to stop the bomb.

“You can’t change the externals,” she said. “You have to get some control mentally.” What’s most important is “getting a handle on why you get anxious and worried about things that probably aren’t going to happen, or knowing what your triggers are.”

How does she conclude that those things won´t happen? This is dangerous fatalistic thinking; We are supposed to just suck it up and be passive, placing more emphasis on self-awareness rather than changing what are clearly bad situations? She is intimating that activism is futile and that understanding ourselves (typical liberal psychoclaptrap) is more important for stress-reduction than actually doing something about it.

Granted, there are some things we are helpless to control, such as the immdediate situation where our representatives don´t represent us, but you don´t just sit back and analyze your own reactions.

continued...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2, 8/10/2014 7:40:30 AM     (No. 9960125)

....continued

I do agree with turning off the news now and then to take a break from the negativity, but to avoid it is to play ostrich in a world where not knowing what is going on is far more dangerous that knowing.

Our country is already populated by know-nothings, from the street to the White House. We don´t need more uninformed people. We need people who are less self-absorbed and more informed. If we get slightly stressed out about it, so what? We´re never supposed to get stressed out?

Stress is a good motivator. So is anger. Not everything good that gets done is done because people avoid stress. It gets done because they are angry at injustice, angry at being lied to, angry at despotism, angry at foolhardy policies, and damn angry at the man in the White House who triggered the demise of America´s credibility and military capabilities.

This study need not have been done at all. We know why we are upset and we know that not watching the news will probably stop us from being upset. But it would also place us at a disadvantage. The balancing act she is proposing makes no sense.

And while I am at it, the world really is a nasty, evil place, made more so by generations who have eschewed honor, decency, delayed-gratification, sanctity, accountability, decorum, and God. He has rules.

While pockets of goodness and decency exist throughout American and the world, we are hemmed in by people who are just plain bad, and that includes some "children". It is past due that we realize that we indeed can change things but it takes hard work, long planning and decent men and women -- things that are in short supply these days.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/10/2014 7:55:33 AM     (No. 9960143)

Love your ´rant,´ especially about us needing more informed citizens. Have you ever seen the man on the street interviews and how shocking it is that the average person knows so little about what is going on. If they don´t see it on Twitter or whatever else it is they have going on, they don´t know about it. Rude awakening coming soon.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/10/2014 8:08:30 AM     (No. 9960162)

The world has always had pockets of evil, but what is different now is that it´s spreading unchecked across the entire planet. Indeed it´s clear that "something wicked this way comes." And unfortunately for this country, our President not only has no interest in stopping it, but he´s even dropping our defenses and opening up our borders so it can enter more easily.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/10/2014 8:10:08 AM     (No. 9960163)

Bottom line, if you don´t read about it or see it on tv, you won´t know how bad things are. Such a skewed premise. As if we are not living the Obama nightmare that touches every aspect of our everyday lives. The cost of food, gas, medicine, etc.

Although...perhaps I will use this article to convince my dr.´s office that they need to turn off the ubiquitous CNN to save my health and sanity.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: knarfski, 8/10/2014 8:11:17 AM     (No. 9960166)

Those who need a rationalization to escape and avoid facing what´s happening in the world today might get some comfort from Jesse Singal´s piece. Might data from, say, the last decade alter Pinker´s assessment? From the next decade?



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 8/10/2014 8:16:38 AM     (No. 9960174)

I think that all the "bad news" is most upsetting to Conservatives because we tend to want to DO SOMETHING rather than sit around waiting until a crises forces action...OR...waiting for someone else to bail us out.

I don´t mean that we should "rush to war" or not attempt to recruit our allies but, SOMEBODY has to LEAD.

The Socialist (aka Democrat) "Grasshopper" in the White House is the key to my nervousness. He plays, partys and vacations while Winter approaches rapidly.

We Conservative "Ants" plan, set goals and work toward them in the hopes that we may never NEED to tap into the "Rainy day fund" but assured that it will be there if the day comes that we do.

From this flat lined (for most of us) economy, to the horrors in the Middle East and Africa, the lies, inaction, and ineptitude of this administration... AND...the fact that there don´t seem to be an HONEST Democrat in the country fuels my greatest fears for our future.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: cobieone, 8/10/2014 8:19:29 AM     (No. 9960177)

Agreed #1, the planet, as a whole, is doing better than ever. However, the left is in charge of America, and we should be very afraid that the American electorate won´t elect a "well-intentioned president next time". In 2012, we had a very capable, well-intentioned candidate, and America said no. 2012 was a very important election, and the world is reaping the consequences of our stupidity. I don´t have much hope we will get it right in the near future either.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: strike3, 8/10/2014 8:24:52 AM     (No. 9960183)

The entire article is nonsensical theory and opinion. One of the worst lines:

"We already know from political-psychological research that the more threatened people feel, the more likely they will be to support right-wing policies. And people who believe in the concept of unmitigated evil appear more likely to support torture and other violent policies."

If the above were true, it would mean that over half of the American people were fat, dumb and happy, didn´t listen to the news and think that life is just peachy under Dictator Obama. Oh, wait... Just because half of us are clueless idiots doesn´t mean that the world is not in deep trouble. Just because we are not being threatened with MS-13 gangs in our neighborhoods and are not being fired upon with AK-47s today doesn´t mean it will not happen tomorrow. This polling process has its limitations.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/10/2014 8:28:36 AM     (No. 9960185)

Rant appreciated. I have 3 close conservative friends who, in the last few months, have basically given up watching or reading any news to avoid stress. The problem wasn´t their lack of motivation, but rather their feeling of complete helplessness because we appear to have no cohesive organization or leader.
Anyway, your rant is mine #5. And I suspect it´s most of ours. So, thanks.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/10/2014 8:31:46 AM     (No. 9960189)

But #1.....I havd to worry because I see so many who receive checks from the Government and they´ll vote for SATAN to keep those checks coming. I have to say......my job requires me to be in Court often and the Judge became frustrated because EVERY SINGLE case was a person who was on DISABILITY. He was so frustrated that day, he asked the question, "Tell me, who is NOT on disability here today?" I rarely take medication, but once last year, I had to go on antibiotics for bronchitis.....I was shocked to see a line of elderly and young people waiting for their drugs and paying with their Government CARD and getting boxes filled with drugs! Seems to me, it doesn´t get better, it´s getting much worse. Here I am a SS and still working full time and I see so many living off (SLAVES) to this government with no concern for anyone (including our country) but themselves.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: gone2pot, 8/10/2014 8:41:07 AM     (No. 9960204)

For #1 and #12; please go to www.usdebtclock.org and look at the numbers as they quickly increase; not just US numbers but the rest of the world´s. Just stop and look at them for a minute. All those numbers, especially debt and especially the currency and credit derivatives are a result of something and that something is not that the world is doing pretty well except for a few small places. And a vote that elects a conservative, hell a vote that elects the Lord Himself, would make absolutely no difference. Truth, facts, data are not ignored, they are hated by most people and the results of that hatred is yet to happen, and a small teaser of coming future results can be seen at the above website. If you´re believers, read Romans 1 and the first verse of chapter 2 then ask yourself who Paul is talking about and who he is talking to. Until that gets fixed, all this "bad" stuff is academic, promised to happen by God and will only get worse.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/10/2014 8:49:53 AM     (No. 9960213)

All the problems of this country can be traced to Obama and the democratic party. Get rid of them and return to American values and common sense. We pay excellent salaries for people who claim to be doing their job. Apparently they are not, so fire them. But no, everyone protests, even the GOP, we cannot possibly fire incompetents. Oh no, don´t do they, says the GOP and democrats. No, no way.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/10/2014 9:33:32 AM     (No. 9960259)

FORGET what it is doing to us......Think about what we should do about it and what we are going to do about it? Stand up and be a man for God´s sake! Stop Whining about it and do something to end this! Stop FUNDING these monsters....don´t you know they are planning to kill Americans and destroy this country so they can own it? They´ve even told you this ..VOWED that they will do it! Yet, our leaders yawn.....go on vacations....play with themselves!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/10/2014 9:40:04 AM     (No. 9960266)

#4 Agree. Apparently the lib clowns in the ´´Science´´ dept at NYMag consider Bush an alarmist. Perhaps they´re OK with ISIS --- al Queda´s even more evil spawn --- having hundreds of members with European and US passports.
Idiots. Dangerous partisan idiots.

And their pop psych take on why folks turn to the Right when afraid is even more risible. Can´t even read a darn science article w/o running into these lockstep, knee-jerk indoctrinated lib fools.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 8/10/2014 9:46:05 AM     (No. 9960274)

#5 Eloi and Morlock.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dman, 8/10/2014 9:59:43 AM     (No. 9960294)

Sorry, no sale. Liberalism is the mental disease - "right wing" conservatism is the response to stop the insanity.

James Earl "Jimmah" Carter´s "malaise" brought us Ronald Wilson Reagan.

I rest my case.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/10/2014 10:00:44 AM     (No. 9960298)

Wrong analogies. Coverage of the Vietnam War always started with a downed B52. Turns out they were using different angles of the same downed plane for the subliminal effect. Now, because the march of ISIS would destroy forever the meme of Islam as a religion of peace, they are editing out the be headings and the religious cleansing.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/10/2014 10:09:33 AM     (No. 9960308)

The premise of the story, as I read it, is that Americans are fed an neverending stream of bad news for the purpose of drawing their sustained interest in a crowded field of news outlets while driving certain civic/political viewpoints. What would Dr. Goebbels give for the current distribution of news, and the compliance of Journo-listas and the like?

FTA: How can we fight back against the unnecessary coarsening of our outlook that may be occurring every time we glance at one of our gadgets? The simplest technique is, as McNaughton-Cassill put it, to “Just turn it off.” That is, take a break from the news. Switch off CNN and shut down TweetDeck for awhile and don’t sleep next to your phone.

Does anyone disagree with that advice? Turn off Big Brother´s propaganda meatgrinder. That´s not to be uninformed - it´s to become better informed by using outlets whose "information" is more critically absorbed.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/10/2014 10:19:27 AM     (No. 9960320)

Helluva thread! Posts #3,4,5-6 are extraordinary, but the whole thread is delicious. The article not so much.

It is good to know that some of the animals in this pot of slowly warming water we´re in are not frogs.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/10/2014 10:22:47 AM     (No. 9960325)

#6, My adult daughter asked me just a few days ago why I paid so much attention to politics and world events when it seems to stress me out. I told her, "I felt someone in the family needs to know what is going on, what the truth is about our world today." I have three adult kids, two of which don´t pay attention beyond the surface level. The one that did pay attention, in detail like me, got too stressed out, he had to limit his attention.
I really would rather no know all the bad things that are going on, but my nature is to face things head on and not live in denial. I am like most here, caring about the world we leave our children and grandchildren and looking for opportunities to turn things around.
I do believe that putting in a conservative as President would provide one opportunity. By 2016 people may cry "uncle" and let the pendulum swing back to the "right" side.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/10/2014 10:58:30 AM     (No. 9960380)

Believe it not when you are told all is well. Just take care of your own area. While we are loading up the hand baskets for a sudden slide into the end of all things, there is still time to get your personal act together and see if you remember why you were born.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: chatham, 8/10/2014 12:33:19 PM     (No. 9960471)

For #1, It couldn´t be said any Better!!!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 8/10/2014 12:39:31 PM     (No. 9960477)

What it´s doing to us is making us an angry and frustrated society, aggressive and intolerant, threatened and fearful, and that´s the ones who care. Everybody else is at the mall, or the beach, or at the movies. The second group frustrates the first group almost as much as those who are proactive in destroying the values and standards we hold dear. Our electoral process is fraught with fraud and intimidation, and for many of us voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil, but we are compelled to slow the slide. Bad news is what we expected with the election of someone so manifested in wrong thinking, we knew what would happen. So here it is - know it - work to defeat it - inform those who will listen - and talk to God. "God is our refuge and our strength, our very present help in trouble." Ps 46:1 To despair serves evil.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 8/10/2014 2:46:17 PM     (No. 9960612)

"All the problems of this country can be traced to Obama and the democratic party. "

Nonsense. 0bama is just the culmination of decades of BOTH major parties each moving further left. Sure, the Democrats are far worse, but the GOP-e are willing co-conspirators.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Japanorama, 8/10/2014 3:13:19 PM     (No. 9960635)

There is much good news every day, but news organizations profit from bad news.
Don´t read them. Instead, read sources of good news, such as sciencedaily.com.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: harper, 8/10/2014 4:00:31 PM     (No. 9960676)

Mankind has advanced since the days when Nero fiddled while Rome burned.

Now Zero golfs while the world burns.

From Nero to Zero in 2000 years [give or take a few decades]

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Reply 32 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 8/10/2014 6:21:28 PM     (No. 9960764)

Obama is a cause - but he is a symptom of something worse than himself - the utter stupidity of millions of people who believed his garbage. This country will survive the Øturd. We may not survive the ignorance that walks amongst us. If there was a new world, I would be on the boat because I believe we are past the point of no return. Like minded people had better locate each other and develop a strategy.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/10/2014 8:38:50 PM     (No. 9960858)

Basically, this is a gaslighting article. i.e. You have to be crazy to dwell on what´s going on in the world. Don´t be obsessed keeping a close eye on obama and his wiseguy crew. Instead they say, settle down, sit down and take it easy. Everything will be OK, meaning you´re crazy to obsess about him. i.e. He´s not trying to harm the country. That´s gaslighting. Their bias is revealed when they refer to GWBush and the reason folks turn to the Right.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/11/2014 1:03:01 AM     (No. 9961002)

Excellent comments as usual.

Try to remember propaganda works two ways.
Keep posting. The trolls on here are looking for your advice.

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Washington Times, by Tom Howell, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/16/2014 5:06:31 AM     Post Reply
All of the health plans offered by Obamacare exchanges in five states include coverage for abortions in a potential violation of the law that says at least two plans must be available to consumers who don’t want any association with the controversial procedure, according to a government audit released late Monday. Altogether, more than 1,000 Obamacare plans offer abortion coverage in 28 states that don’t prohibit it, the Government Accountability Office said, including 95 percent of the plans in California and all of the plans in Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Hawaii and New Jersey. Under the Affordable Care Act, the

Liz Warren: ´Fair´ to Compare
Israel’s Actions in Gaza to Holocaust
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/16/2014 4:56:54 AM     Post Reply
At an event today at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren said it was "fair" when an activist compared Israel’s actions in Gaza to the Holocaust. “Eva Moseley, I’m not a student, I’m not an alumnae, but was in faculty life. I was also a Holocaust refugee and I’m extremely concerned that Jews don’t do to another people what was done to them,” said the activist. “I think that’s fair,” Senator Warren responded. “You recently said that you believe that Israel has the right to self-defense," the activist continued. "Do you also believe that the Palestinians have a

Controversial DHS Adviser Let Go
Amid Allegations of Cover Up
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/16/2014 4:44:41 AM     Post Reply
A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser long engulfed in controversy over his radical views was let go from his role in the department last week after a long fight by lawmakers and others to revoke the individual’s privileges at DHS. Mohamed Elibiary was until last week a senior member of DHS’ Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). After years of controversy about his status at DHS, Elibiary announced his final day with the department on Twitter earlier this month and said he would remain close to the agency. Media outlets have raised questions about the circumstances surrounding his departure, speculating that his

Gore’s Latest ’24 Hours of
Reality’ Promotes Tragic Mistake
PJ Media, by Tom Harris    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/16/2014 4:39:56 AM     Post Reply
After each of Al Gore’s prior 24 Hours of Reality broadcasts, climate experts have publicly corrected his many basic science errors. But he pays no attention whatsoever, committing the same blunders year after year. As a consequence, the former vice president’s initiative encourages the continuation of one of the greatest tragedies of all time. Leading up to the fourth annual Climate Reality marathon starting at noon EDT on Tuesday, Gore is promoting Climate-101, a website dedicated to the science of the issue as he understands it. Like his global warming presentations, Climate-101 is riddled with fundamental mistakes. Especially irksome to anyone



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Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton
State Department Official Reveals
Details of Alleged Document Review

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Daily Signal, by Sharyl Attkisson    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 9/15/2014 8:04:50 AM     Post Reply
As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.New Benghazi allegation puts spotlight on Hillary Clinton confidants, alleged after-hours document review.According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department

Sen. Gillibrand: If NFL Doesn´t
Police Itself, Congress Will Be
Looking More Into It

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Cybercast News Service, by Melanie Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/15/2014 12:22:29 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) signaled on Sunday that Congress may hold hearings on the NFL’s handling of domestic abuse in light of the Ray Rice case, if the league does not “police” itself. “If the NFL doesn´t police themselves, then we will be looking more into it. We will -- I wouldn´t be surprised if we have hearings,” she said in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice was fired from the team and suspended indefinitely by the league after a video surfaced showing Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in the face in an

John Kerry Says 40 Countries Have
Joined Obama’s Coalition Against
ISIS – But Nobody Knows Who They Are

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/15/2014 5:32:01 AM     Post Reply
Former President George W. Bush put together a 48 member coalition for the Iraq War in 2003. 40 of those members supported military operations and 37 provided some number troops. In April 2003, the list was updated to include 49 countries, though it was reduced to 48 after Costa Rica objected to its inclusion. Of the 48 states on the list, three contributed troops to the invasion force (the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland). An additional 37 countries provided some number of troops to support military operations after the invasion was complete. Despite these numbers the liberal media continues to push the lie

Pelosi is furious: ‘We never treated
President Bush the way they treat
President Obama’

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Washington Times (D.C), by David Sherfinski    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/15/2014 7:07:48 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said comparing Republican treatment of President Obama to how Democrats handled President George W. Bush is a false equivalence and that Democrats don’t bear culpability for the comparatively fewer number of bills being passed by Congress and signed into law. “Let me just say that any of this equivalence, both sides, this or that, no — we never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama,” she said Monday on MSNBC. “It’s no use whining about it; we just have to get people out to vote” and make people aware there’s an election this

The DOJ to train community
leaders to spot ´radicals´

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The Week Magazine, by Bonnie Kristian    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/15/2014 5:58:54 PM     Post Reply
Department of Justice is launching a new program today in partnership with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center that will train "community leaders" like teachers and social workers to monitor their communities for signs of radicalization. (snip) In his announcement of the initiative, Attorney General Eric Holder described the program as a way to "be both innovative and aggressive in countering violent extremism and combating those who would sow intolerance, division, and hate" in the homeland. He labeled it an expansion of existent efforts to "to identify threats before they emerge, to disrupt

Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated
With Department of Labor To Hide Illegal
Obama Fundraiser Hilda Solis’ Schedule

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/15/2014 5:24:06 AM     Post Reply
The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal research firm Cause of Action show the White House thanking the Department of Labor for “flagging” a public information request for “withheld” portions of Solis’ schedule. The White House then asked for the name of the conservative group making the request — information that Labor officials were eager to give up. As TheDC previously

US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola
danger zone as Obama administration
shuffles military´s mission in Africa

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/16/2014 12:09:40 AM     Post Reply
The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration´s Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night. [Snip] ´A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.´ Liberia is the hardest-hit of the four west African nations that have confirmed Ebola cases, accounting for more than one-half of the fatalities. The others are Sierra Leone, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria.

Obama seeks faster phaseout
of popular coolant in effort
to curb greenhouse gases

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Washington Post, by Joby Warrick    Original Article
Posted By: varkdriver- 9/16/2014 10:36:02 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is preparing to introduce major steps to phase out production of a popular chemical coolant used in refrigerators and air conditioners, citing growing evidence that the substance is contributing to the warming of the planet. The White House will announce on Tuesday a series of voluntary commitments by some of the country’s largest chemical firms and retailers to move rapidly away from R-134a and similar compounds used in nearly every office, home and automobile in the country, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the effort. The administration is simultaneously stepping up diplomatic efforts to

Barack Obama’s Biggest Lie
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PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/15/2014 4:41:47 AM     Post Reply
There’s a lot of competition for Barack Obama’s biggest lie. The man who could assure the American public with a straight face over thirty times that they could keep their doctor under his health plan, when he knew that to be completely false, is one hellluva fibber. But execrable as that serial prevarication may have been, it doesn’t hold a proverbial candle to his most recent whopper — that the Islamic State is not Islamic — not to mention its corollary, or perhaps subsidiary lie, that real religions do not indulge in murder. Islam has been doing that pretty much straight

Is there a mutiny brewing around Obama?
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Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/15/2014 4:55:56 AM     Post Reply
Is a mutiny happening around President Obama? It appears possible that the president may not have made two of his most recent decisions with complete free will. The announcement that he would delay his immigration initiative until after the election and his formal announcement that the United States would take military action against the Islamic State could have been coerced. Maybe Democratic leaders in Congress and a few members of the Obama team have had it. Could it be that, after President Obama briefed Democrats in Congress on the immigration plan, they balked? Maybe the president was told that, if he

Paul Ryan Complains About
Conservative Media, Praises Obama

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Breitbart Big Journalism, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/15/2014 2:48:37 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) tsk-tsked conservative media for "coarsening our debate" and vowed to "do my small part" to keep things civil before spontaneously praising President Obama´s recent foreign policy decisions. In an interview for Meet the Press´s "Press Pass" segment, Ryan and new host Chuck Todd might have been mistaken for being on a "No Labels" panel discussion as they both lamented how politicians are rewarded in "advocacy media outlets" for bold rhetoric and standing firm in their positions. Todd lamented that "members of both parties" often "get standing ovations for the rhetoric," to which Ryan replied, "I don´t

Study Finds Michelle O’s Healthy Food Program
Elitist, Sexist, and Shames Working Mothers

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/16/2014 5:38:47 AM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama has made healthy eating and exercise her signature issue. But, a recent study published by the Sage Journal found that her “elitist” advice actually “shames poor and middle class mothers.” The College Fix added that the study found that Michelle Obama’s healthy eating program is also sexist. It’s also sexist, the study’s authors suggest, noting that “intentionally or not, it places the burden of a healthy home-cooked meal on women.” Sage Journals published the study by North Carolina researchers Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott and Joslyn Brenton. Here are a few of the findings: Magazines such as Good Housekeeping and


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