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Looking for the attractor
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

Original Article

Posted By:Hazymac, 8/15/2014 7:21:31 PM

There’s a crisis in punditry. Disasters have become altogether too predictable. (Snip) Nobody really believes that the leaders of the nation or the West in general can find their way out of the mess they’ve created. Not after all that huffing and puffing about climate change, transgender initiatives, Obamaphones, “getting engaged with your disease” and other varieties of trivial pursuit. The Big Ticket problems they’ve pooh-poohed for so long are here. Food, energy, security and demography. In a short, the world of things. Boo. Your design margin has been canceled. Politicians are running for cover.

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Wretchard´s arresting image of Obama and Hillary! as two has-been boxers hanging onto the ropes is welcome, if it can be realistically believed that both of them are washed up and headed for the lockerroom. We´ll see.

      


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Looking for the attractor
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/15/2014 7:21:31 PM     Post Reply
There’s a crisis in punditry. Disasters have become altogether too predictable. (Snip) Nobody really believes that the leaders of the nation or the West in general can find their way out of the mess they’ve created. Not after all that huffing and puffing about climate change, transgender initiatives, Obamaphones, “getting engaged with your disease” and other varieties of trivial pursuit. The Big Ticket problems they’ve pooh-poohed for so long are here. Food, energy, security and demography. In a short, the world of things. Boo. Your design margin has been canceled. Politicians are running for cover.

   

 

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Keep Iraq out of ruthless hands
Tampa Tribune, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/15/2014 4:44:14 PM     Post Reply
Less than 48 hours ago, it appeared virtually certain that the United States would have little choice but to intervene militarily in Iraq on a scale that President Obama clearly wanted to avoid. That all changed overnight when American officials reported the thousands of Yazidis, a minority religious sect fleeing persecution by the advancing Islamist extremists rampaging through Iraq, had been safely removed from their vulnerable haven on Mount Sinjar. Yazidi leaders and some emergency relief officials dispute that assessment. In any event, it does appear American airstrikes — and the dropping of relief supplies — paired with ground attacks

Shameful scare tactics by ‘No On 2’
Tampa Tribune, by Janet Cruz    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/15/2014 3:02:55 PM     Post Reply
Every two minutes, a person in the United States is sexually assaulted. Almost half of rape victims are under 18 years old. And about two-thirds of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim. You would think in 2014 that you wouldn’t have to say this, but apparently I do: Rape is a serious issue. It affects men and women. It isn’t something to joke about, and it certainly isn’t something to play politics with. That’s why I was appalled when I recently saw an absurdly disingenuous political advertisement from the Vote No On 2 campaign insinuating that

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Tampa Tribune, by Anastasia Swearingen    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/15/2014 2:49:10 PM     Post Reply
In 2011, President Obama famously called for “shared sacrifice” in America. Three years later, his wish might just become the Environmental Protection Agency’s command. In the coming months, Obama’s EPA will decide whether to further tighten air quality requirements, known as the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). If EPA gets its way (to which it is accustomed), the vast majority of the country, including most of Florida, would fall into so-called non-attainment, (when EPA deems air levels “persistently exceed” limits) up from a few isolated regions just five years ago — all while air quality continues to steadily improve.

Dr. John: Rock´s Beloved Wild Card
Wall Street Journal, by Marc Myers    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/14/2014 12:15:20 PM     Post Reply
Relaxing at home between concert tours, Mac Rebennack leaned his two carved walking sticks against the wall and sat down hard on his piano bench. Known more famously as Dr. John, Mr. Rebennack spent the next half hour at his baby grand illustrating the New Orleans stride and boogie-woogie styles that were the backbone of R&B in the 1950s and his own swamp-rock of the 1960s and beyond. "This here´s the butterfly stride that James Booker taught me," said Mr. Rebennack, 73, dressed casually in black slacks, black loafers, a leafy gray-blue tropical shirt and an oversize charcoal newsboy cap.

Bureaucracy versus the germs
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/13/2014 11:35:33 PM     Post Reply
In general we believe that really important things, like epidemics, are above politics. The reverse appears to be true. The more important a thing, the more it attracts political interference. (Snip) The problem MSF faced was simple. If they unsuccessfully administered ZMapp to Dr. Khan they might be accused of turning black Africans into lab rats. And they couldn’t risk that. One MSF clinic had already been attacked by crowds who believed they had brought the virus from outside in the first place. "“What they really didn’t want to do was kill Dr. Khan with their attempt at therapy,” said

   

 

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Why Olympic Athletes Are
Learning to Hold Their Breath
for More Than Five Minutes
Wall Street Journal, by Matthew Futterman    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/13/2014 11:43:57 AM     Post Reply
Olympic athletes are famous for doing just about anything to improve their performances. But can learning to hold your breath for more than five minutes and dive 100 feet under the ocean´s surface really help you on a snow-covered mountain? A growing number of Olympians and Olympic hopefuls who play sports that have nothing to do with water think it can. And so, a collection of snowboarders and skiers—plus a motocross racer and two surf ironman champions—recently ventured off the shores of Kona, Hawaii, for a the sort of deep dive that is usually the domain of scuba experts, beach-rescue

Prisoner´s Dilemma
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/12/2014 10:21:31 PM     Post Reply
After a week spent sniping at each other, the New York Times says Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are having a pleasant garden lunch. (Snip) It wouldn’t be surprising if the subject of a 2016 full pardon for Obama didn’t come up either. And Obama’s support for Hillary in 2016. The problem for Hillary is that the rate president Obama is messing things up, her chances of being elected president in 2016 are going from slim to none. The problem for Obama is different: he needs to find someone he can blame for the catastrophe unfolding overseas. The most obvious

Barack in Iraq
American Spectator, by Jed Babbin    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/12/2014 1:55:01 PM     Post Reply
President Bush, in the buildup to the 2003 Iraq invasion, said that our goal was an Iraq that was democratic, able to defend itself. and would be our ally in the global war against terrorism. None of those goals was achieved. Now, three years after President Obama withdrew American forces from Iraq, he’s dipping a military toe into Iraq again. The mission he’s described for our forces boils down to ensuring that the Democrats don’t get blamed for “losing” Iraq in the 2016 elections. If that seems harsh consider the facts, as Obama has described them, to justify the latest

Clearwater police arrest
teen in woman´s slaying
970-WFLA (Tampa, FL), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/12/2014 1:09:24 PM     Post Reply
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Clearwater Police detectives say they have charged a teenager in the slaying of the woman whose body was found last weekend adjacent to the Pinellas Trail. Police say 18-year-old Dewayne Xavier Jones of Clearwater is being held in the Pinellas County jail on a charge of first-degree murder. He was booked early this morning and is being held without bail. Police say Jones is responsible for the death of 41-year-old Lydia Ann Tross, whose body was found Saturday north of Fairmont Street. Police also say robbery is the apparent motive. Homicide detectives became aware of Jones´ involvement

The Benefits of Lucid Dreaming
Wall Street Journal, by Shirley S. Wang    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/12/2014 12:18:06 PM     Post Reply
Anthony Bloxham was standing in the garden of his house when he wondered if he was dreaming. To figure it out, he looked at his hands. Experts in a phenomenon known as lucid dreaming, where sleeping people are aware that they´re in a dream, say dreamers should look for reality checks, or details that look different in dreams than in real life. Indeed, Mr. Bloxham´s hand was glowing yellow, so he realized he was asleep. Some lucid dreamers are able to control elements of their dreams once they realize they´re dreaming. They do what´s impossible or unlikely in real life,

   

 



 
Sherman’s 300,000 and
the Caliphate’s 3 Million
PJ Media, by David P. Goldman    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/12/2014 9:53:33 AM     Post Reply
General William Tecumseh Sherman burned the city of Atlanta in 1864. He warned: “I fear the world will jump to the wrong conclusion that because I am in Atlanta the work is done. Far from it. We must kill three hundred thousand I have told you of so often, and the further they run the harder for us to get them.” Add a zero to calibrate the problem in the Levant today. War in the Middle East is less a strategic than a demographic phenomenon, whose resolution will come with the exhaustion of the pool of potential fighters. The Middle



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