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Killing Us by Mosquito Bite
Townhall, by John Ransom

Original Article

Posted By:Judy W., 8/16/2014 8:45:44 AM

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes, quipped Mark Twain. As with most of Twain’s homilies, it’s funny because it’s true. So as the world commemorates the Guns of August—that is, the start of World War I-- history is not repeating itself. But the world today does seem to have a certain poetic, unrhymed iambic pentameter in common with the Great War. “With a dimming of the lights and ceremonies across this country and in Belgium, monarchs, princes, presidents and citizens prepared on Monday to mark the day 100 years ago when Britain entered World War I at the start of four years

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Killing Us by Mosquito Bite
Townhall, by John Ransom    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/16/2014 8:45:44 AM     Post Reply
History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes, quipped Mark Twain. As with most of Twain’s homilies, it’s funny because it’s true. So as the world commemorates the Guns of August—that is, the start of World War I-- history is not repeating itself. But the world today does seem to have a certain poetic, unrhymed iambic pentameter in common with the Great War. “With a dimming of the lights and ceremonies across this country and in Belgium, monarchs, princes, presidents and citizens prepared on Monday to mark the day 100 years ago when Britain entered World War I at the start of four years

   

 

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Inversion
City Journal, by Fred Siegel    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/16/2014 7:28:58 AM     Post Reply
As a young graduate student in the early 1970s, I had the pleasure of listening to E. P. Thompson, the British labor historian whose book, The Making of the English Working Class, rippled like an electric current through liberal academia. As the aristocratic Thompson understood it, the imposition of a market economy on once self-sufficient English farmers led to the food riots in remote sections of the British countryside during the early eighteenth century. But when my mentor, Julius Rubin—a rumpled, soft-spoken economic historian at the University of Pittsburgh—responded that the towns where the food riots occurred were

To fix foreign policy mistakes,
President Obama must first admit them
Washington Post, by Jackson Diehl    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/16/2014 5:26:11 AM     Post Reply
“What I just find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps on coming up, as if this was my decision.” These words, marrying petulance and implausibility, were spoken by President Obama when he was asked, shortly after the beginning of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, whether he regretted withdrawing all U.S. troops from the country during his first term.“That entire analysis is bogus and is wrong,” was his startling answer. That Obama is somehow not responsible for the Iraq pullout would be news to anyone who remembers his announcement of it, when he bragged of fulfilling his “promise” to end

Sharyl Attkisson Sues Federal Government
to Obtain Obamacare Documents
Daily Signal, by Philip Wegmann    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/15/2014 8:20:19 AM     Post Reply
Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson is taking the federal government to court. Attkisson, a senior independent contributor to The Daily Signal, filed the lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services to obtain information about the troubled Obamacare rollout last year. The former CBS News reporter and Emmy award-winning journalist won’t be going alone; the legal group Judicial Watch will represent her in court. The lawsuit follows four unsuccessful Freedom of Information Act requests. In October 2013 and again in June of this year, Attkisson requested information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Anti-Semitism and Its Limitations
FrontPage, by Caroline Glick    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/15/2014 7:53:32 AM     Post Reply
Outside the US, throughout the Western world, anti-Semitism is becoming a powerful social and political force. And its power is beginning to have a significant impact on Israel’s relations with other democracies. (Snip) In Sydney, Australia, Jewish families received a triple blow last week when Jewish children on a chartered school bus were assaulted by eight anti-Semitic drunken teenagers. The first shock was that their children, some as young as five, were terrorized on their school bus. The second shock was that the bus driver made an unscheduled stop to allow the anti-Semites to board the bus and harass the children. The third shock was

Israel Outflanks White House
in Pressing Gaza Strategy
Wall Street Journal, by Adam Entous    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/14/2014 12:38:34 PM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM—White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel´s military campaign in the Gaza Strip were caught off guard last month when they learned that the Israeli military had been quietly securing supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon without their approval. Since then the Obama administration has tightened its control on arms transfers to Israel. But Israeli and U.S. officials say that the adroit bureaucratic maneuvering made it plain how little influence the White House and State Department have with the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu —and that both sides know it. The munitions

   

 

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Busting the Media´s ISIS Myths
FrontPage, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/14/2014 6:34:53 AM     Post Reply
Know your enemy. To know what ISIS is, we have to clear away the media myths about ISIS. ISIS is not a new phenomenon. Wahhabi armies have been attacking Iraq in order to wipe out Shiites for over two hundred years. One of the more notably brutal attacks took place during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson. (Snip) The media finds it convenient to depict the rise of newly extremist groups being radicalized by American foreign policy, Israeli blockades or Danish cartoons. A closer look however shows us that these groups did not become radicalized, rather they increased their capabilities.

The facts about Dartmouth student
Taylor Woolrich and her stalker
Fox News, by Dr. John R. Lott Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/13/2014 9:06:04 PM     Post Reply
It is often very hard for women who have been victims of sexual type crimes to publicly discuss what has happened to them. Last week in Washington, five women came forward to discuss how gun free zones at colleges have prevented them from defending themselves. From rape and sexual assault, to stalkers, to one woman whose stalker killed her husband, to death threats,these women bravely came forward and talked of the traumas -- all but one telling their story publicly for the first time. One woman´s story made national headlines. Taylor Woolrich, a junior at Dartmouth College, has been stalked for

Indefatigable Israel
National Review, by Quin Hillyer    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/13/2014 9:05:40 AM     Post Reply
To the American public, this is Benjamin Netanyahu’s moment. As an advocate of Israeli resolve and Israel’s moral authority, that tiny nation’s prime minister is a one-man tour de force, speaking with clarity, directness, and authenticity. Twice in the last week, in random conversations that touched briefly on news of the day — which of course included the fighting in Gaza — different women (both of Social Security age, one Protestant, one Catholic) volunteered to me without prompting that they think Netanyahu is, well, wonderful. Each had seen him interviewed on American TV (on different American networks); each said she was

Meet Four Business Owners
Squeezed by Operation Choke Point
Daily Signal, by Kelsey Harkness    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/12/2014 9:19:58 AM     Post Reply
With no explanation, Brian Brookman last month lost the bank account for his pawn shop. He had no idea why. Brookman says his store in Grand Haven, Mich., never had been in trouble with federal or state officials. And being in the pawn industry, he was required by law to get a city license every year. “If there was ever a problem, they wouldn’t renew my license,” Brookman, a former police officer and Army veteran, told The Daily Signal. After researching his case on the Internet, Brookman says he concluded that his banker, JP Morgan Chase, closed the account because

The Amnesty Radicals´ Big Mistake
FrontPage, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/12/2014 7:37:20 AM     Post Reply
A new Reuters poll shows that not only do 70% of Americans think that illegal aliens threaten the traditional American way of life, but 45% believe that even the number of legal immigrants should be reduced. Only 17% think that legal immigration should increase. That’s a problem because increasing legal immigration is one of the major planks of the “immigration reform” plan of both parties. Everyone used to agree that immigration was a good thing. But that was before they saw photos of gang members slumped in their gyms and buses full of illegal aliens in Homeland Security convoys coming

   

 

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Defending Jerusalem in Europe
FrontPage, by Stephen Brown    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/11/2014 8:50:55 AM     Post Reply
Never again! This is the rallying cry Jewish communities worldwide have lived by since the Nazi Holocaust of World War Two. But the recent explosion of violent Jew-hatred among radical Muslims and their leftist supporters in Europe has caused European Jewry to adopt measures to ensure that ‘never again’ really means ‘never again’. Perhaps the most important of these actions has seen Jewish groups hire former, elite, Israeli soldiers from private security firms to protect synagogues and other Jewish establishments.



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Why is Obama returning to Washington?
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The Hill [DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/15/2014 4:36:29 AM     Post Reply
President Obama won´t make any major announcements on immigration reform during his secretive mid-vacation trip back to Washington next week, the White House said Wednesday. The president is expected to return to the White House on Sunday, but officials won´t say why Obama is taking the unusual, and costly, trip back to Washington. He´s expected to return to Martha´s Vineyard, where he´s been vacationing, on Tuesday. Speculation has circled around whether Obama might make an announcement of executive actions he´s taking on immigration reform, or a surprise visit from a foreign leader. But the White House is "not anticipating a major announcement on

Lawyer: Friend confirms that
he and shooting victim had
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/15/2014 2:31:07 PM     Post Reply
FERGUSON, Mo. — The friend who was with Michael Brown when he was shot and killed by a police officer near St. Louis over the weekend is reportedly confirming that he and Brown had taken part in the theft of cigars from a convenience store that day. That word comes from the attorney for Dorian Johnson, speaking to MSNBC. Police in Ferguson had earlier announced that Brown was suspected of taking cigars from the convenience store in what was described as a "strong-arm robbery." Brown´s family is accusing police of trying to draw attention away from the shooting.

Rick Perry indicted
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American-Statesman [Austin, TX] *, by Tony Plohetski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/15/2014 6:55:59 PM     Post Reply
A Travis County grand jury today indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two charges related to his effort last year to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest. Grand jurors charged Perry, 63, with abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public official. The indictments stemmed from Perry’s threat last summer to withhold $7.2 million in state money from Lehmberg’s office unless she step down – a threat he later carried out by vetoing an appropriation in the state budget. The money was earmarked for the state’s Public Integrity Unit, which is housed in Lehmberg’s office. Perry’s veto forced

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Washington Times, by Joe Piscopo    Original Article
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I’m a Democrat. I’ve been a Democrat my entire life. I used to utter those two sentences with pride and would shout them from the highest rooftops. Now, I’m almost embarrassed to say those words. I almost can’t articulate my political affiliation in public (or on the radio) without immediately offering an apology and an explanation. How did I get here? I’ve been asking myself that question a lot lately. The more I ask it, the more I come to the realization that I haven’t changed all that much. Sure, I’m a little older … OK, a lot older. I

   

 

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Travis County’s Politicized
DA Gets Perry Indicted

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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/15/2014 8:14:22 PM     Post Reply
This is ridiculous. AUSTIN (KXAN) – A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry in connection with the investigation into an effort to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign. Perry wanted Lehmberg to resign because she had been busted for drunk driving. It’s not good to have a drunk driver, captured on camera abusing the officers who arrested her, heading up the Public Integrity Unit. At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry’s threat to veto of $7.5 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit

Obama speaks about shooting of
Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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Washington Post, by William Branigin    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 1:22:36 PM     Post Reply
President Obama said Thursday that “now is the time for healing” after a series of clashes between protesters and police over the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., but he also called for an open and transparent investigation “to see that justice is done” in the case. Speaking from Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where he is on vacation, Obama said that many Americans “have been deeply disturbed” by images of violence in the St. Louis suburb following the police shooting Saturday afternoon of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American who was headed to technical college this week. “When something like

Cyclist-in-Chief: President goes on
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Vineyard vacation with Michelle
and Malia

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Daily Mail [UK], by Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/15/2014 4:08:36 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama and his family enjoyed a leisurely bike ride on Friday while vacationing on the island of Martha´s Vineyard. The president, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia were seen cycling together down the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest bike path outside West Tisbury, Massachusetts, this afternoon. It was not immediately clear where Sasha Obama, the younger Obama daughter, was during the family outing. Sasha did not accompany her family to Martha´s Vineyard when they left Washington, D.C. last Saturday. The White House has said she´ll be joining her family for part of their two-week summer vacation,

Obama Administration Makes War on Israel
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Commentary, by John Podhoretz    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/14/2014 9:48:37 PM     Post Reply
What on earth? In the middle of a war this country’s president publicly says is justified owing to the relentlessness of the rocket fire against civilian populations, U.S. officials proudly tell the Wall Street Journal, they are holding up weapons transfers to Israel: They decided to require White House and State Department approval for even routine munitions requests by Israel, officials say. Instead of being handled as a military-to-military matter, each case is now subject to review—slowing the approval process and signaling to Israel that military assistance once taken for granted is now under closer scrutiny. These transfers were taking

Rob Reiner Likens
Tea Party to Hamas

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Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/14/2014 7:30:12 PM     Post Reply
Hollywood director and liberal activist Rob Reiner told talk-show host Larry King that the Tea Party is like the terrorist group Hamas, because apparently both groups are extreme and cannot be negotiated with, and the only solution is to make them go away or “eliminate” them. “[Y]ou can’t negotiate with that, you have to say either Hamas goes away and the Palestinian authority takes over all that region and deal with some kind of honest broker here, and create the two-state solution,” said Reiner. Drawing a parallel with the Tea Party, he said, “anytime you’re dealing with an extreme group,

   

 



 
Breaking: Photos Released
of Suspect Michael Brown
Robbing Store Before Shooting

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/15/2014 10:19:02 AM     Post Reply
Ferguson police released a report today detailing a robbery before the fatal shooting last week of 18 year-old Michael Brown. Chief of police Jackson held a press conference early Friday morning. Her is a copy of the report on the Ferguson convenience story robbery. The convenience store video reveals Michael Brown entering the store followed by Johnson. Brown hands a box of Swisher Sweets to Johnson. From the report: The incident is related to another incident detailed by Ferguson Police. And here are photos of the robbery at the convenience store with a suspect who looks like “Big Mike” Brown.

Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera for Withholding
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Hollywood Reporter, by Eriq Gardner    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/15/2014 1:57:24 PM     Post Reply
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Judge launches special inquiry into missing
IRS emails and Lerner hard drive

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Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/14/2014 9:40:50 PM     Post Reply
Judicial Watch has sued over missing IRS emails in the federal district court in D.C., pursuant to its FOIA request for such documents. The IRS was ordered to provide explanations as to missing emails, particularly Lois Lerner. The IRS provided explanations, but those were not good enough for the Judge, who launched his own inquiry into the matter, as Judicial Watch explained in a statement posted on its website: Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to today’s order from Judge Emmet G. Sullivan regarding the recently “lost” emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials,

   

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