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Syrian Electronic ArmyHacks UK, US Media Sites Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Staff - 11/27/2014 8:08:58 PM British and North American media websites, as well as Wal-Mart´s Canadian unit were hacked today (Thursday) in an attack that is alleged to have been launched by the Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Among UK media sites hit were the Daily Telegraph, and the Independent and Evening Standard out of London. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and New York Daily News in North America also claimed to have been victimized by the attack. Arutz Sheva has also received reports from readers who claim they experienced the hack at the Chicago Tribune website, NFL player Benjamin Watson´sFerguson post on Facebook goes viral KHQ-TV [Spokane, WA], by Nichole Mischke Mainelysane- 11/27/2014 7:42:15 PM Benjamin Watson who plays for the New Orleans Saints posted the following on his Facebook page and it has since gone viral: "At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:I´M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes. I´M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations Ferguson grand jury witnessesoften cited fear in testifying Los Angeles Times, by Tina Susman Lalo- 11/27/2014 7:00:47 PM This witness was scared. He had Googled himself and found the phrase: "Snitches get stitches." He was scared that black neighbors would find fault with his description of what happened when a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot dead an unarmed black man, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. He was scared that white supremacists would accuse him of hurting Wilson´s case. "I do think of the Ku Klux Klan. I do," he told investigators. From the first day a grand jury met, it is clear that fear and anxiety played major roles in the struggle to paint a precise picture of what unfolded between Wilson and Brown on Aug. 9.
Nearly 1 in 5 Households WillCelebrate Thanksgiving onFood Stamps Cybercast News Service, by Staff JoniTx- 11/27/2014 6:43:13 PM Nearly one in five U.S. households will celebrate Thanksgiving on food stamps this year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on participation in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program. Back in fiscal 2000, there were 106,061,000 households in the United States and, according to a USDA report published in November 2012, there was a monthly average of 7,335,000 households—or 6.9 percent—getting food stamps that year. (Graph) As of this August, according to the most recent data released by USDA, there were 22,729,389 households on food stamps. U.S. Adds Planes to BolsterDrive to Wipe Out ISIS New York Times, by Eric Schmitt LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 6:37:39 PM Shaw AFB, SC - The United States is shifting more attack and surveillance aircraft from Afghanistan to the air war against the Islamic State, deepening American involvement in the conflict and presenting new challenges for the military planners who work here in central South Carolina, far from the targets they will pick for those aircraft. A dozen A-10 ground-attack planes have recently moved from Afghanistan to Kuwait, where they are to start flying missions supporting Iraqi ground troops as early as this week, military officials said. About half a dozen missile-firing Reaper drones will also be redeployed from Afghanistan in Ronald Reagan: ‘ThanksgivingUnderscores Our UnshakeableBelief in God as the Foundationof Our Nation’ Cybercast News Service, by Staff JoniTx- 11/27/2014 6:34:05 PM President Ronald Reagan issued a Thanksgiving Day Proclamation on Oct. 13, 1986, stating that "the practice of offering thanksgiving underscores our unshakeable belief in God as the foundation of our nation." Here is the full text of President Reagan´s 1986 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation: Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Rooted deeply in our Judeo-Christian heritage, the practice of offering thanksgiving underscores our unshakeable belief in God as the foundation of our Nation and our firm reliance upon Him from Whom all blessings flow. Both as individuals Hillary Clinton charged $300kfor UCLA speech, demandedcrudité and diet ginger ale Washington Times (DC), by Kellan Howell JoniTx- 11/27/2014 6:29:34 PM Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton charged $300,000 to speak to students and faculty at University of California Los Angeles in March, even after school officials tried to negotiate the deal. According to new documents obtained by the Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act, the school asked for a reduced rate for public universities, but Mrs. Clinton’s representatives said that $300,000 was the “special university rate.” The documents show that planning for Mrs. Clinton’s appearances took over a year, and that representatives managed everything from the size of pillows on armchairs used on stage to
Mexican president Pena Nietoto overhaul police BBC News, by Staff LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 6:23:20 PM Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has announced plans to overhaul the country´s municipal police forces after the disappearance of 43 students. He plans to put all local police units under federal control. The students, all trainee teachers, went missing in September after joining a protest in Iguala, Guerrero state. Their disappearance sparked mass protests, with many still unconvinced by the official explanation that the students were murdered by a drugs gang. (Snip) The reforms would also enable Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug cartels. The overhaul would begin in Mexico´s four most violent states, Germany to EnforceBoardroom Quotas for Women Newsweek Magazine, by Amelia Smith LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 6:10:00 PM Germany’s top listed companies will be required to have 30% of their board positions filled by women under a law agreed today by Angela Merkel’s coalition parties. The law, due to come into effect in 2016, aims to create greater gender equality in the workplace of Europe’s biggest economy where, despite having a female leader and 40% of the federal cabinet being female, women are significantly under-represented. According to the The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), just 6% of management board positions and 22% of supervisory board seats are held by women among the 30 companies on Germany’s Renowned crime writerP.D. James dead at 94 Associated Press, by Jill Lawless LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 5:50:27 PM P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature. James, who has died aged 94, is best known as the creator of sensitive Scotland Yard sleuth Adam Dalgliesh. But her wickedly acute imagination ranged widely, inserting a murder into the mannered world of Jane Austen in "Death Comes to Pemberley" (Snip) Even as a child, she said, she had been interested in death. As a little girl, when someone read "Humpty Dumpty" to her, she asked, "Did he fall or was he pushed?" WASHINGTON – President Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday´s basics. There´s thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. Don´t forget the green bean casserole, sweet potato gratin, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls. If there´s room for dessert, the Obamas can pick from among six pies: banana cream, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, pecan and cherry. The president said in his weekly radio and Internet address that the first family planned to spend the day with
White House Thanksgiving;turkey, ham, 6 pies and more JoniTx- 11/27/2014 4:52:46 PM WASHINGTON – President Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday´s basics. There´s thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. Don´t forget the green bean casserole, sweet potato gratin, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls. If there´s room for dessert, the Obamas can pick from among six pies: banana cream, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, pecan and cherry. The president said in his weekly radio and Internet address that the first family planned to spend the day with friends and family -- GOP Address: Tom Cotton Thanks Troops,Families on Thanksgiving Breitbart TV, by Jeff Poor JoElla Bee- 11/27/2014 3:42:13 PM Transcript as follows: Hello, I’m Tom Cotton, Senator-elect from Arkansas. I want to wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving holiday. For nearly as long as we’ve been a people, Americans have set aside a day for public thanksgiving for our many blessings. Many trace our modern Thanksgiving back to the Pilgrims at Plymouth. Despite the hardships of the coming New England winter, the unforgiving terrain and climate, and the dangers of settling a new land, these Pilgrims celebrated a feast to thank God for his provision and protection. Open Carry Advocates Shadow#MikeBrown Protesters in Dallas –No Vandalism Reported (Video) Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft JoniTx- 11/27/2014 3:37:46 PM A group of Open Carry Advocates shadowed #MikeBrown protesters in Dallas during their march Wednesday night. The protesters decided to attend the rally to ensure respect for private property. (Photo, Video) The protesters stayed on the sidewalk the entire march. WFAA reported: Three members of an open carry group called Come and Take It Texas had rifles over their shoulders as they followed a small group of Ferguson protesters who marched through downtown Dallas Wednesday night. Unlike Tuesday night, protesters did not close streets nor did they walk onto a freeway. In fact, this crowd was about a tenth of
Philippine Economy ExpandingLike It’s 1950s on Consumption Boom Bloomberg, by Karl Lester M. Yap mck707- 11/27/2014 3:36:42 PM Philippine President Benigno Aquino is lifting millions out of poverty and boosting the middle class even as he struggles to increase government spending. Ayala Corp. (AC) is reaping the gains. The nation’s oldest family-controlled company has more than tripled its capital spending in the past five years to expand its property, banking and infrastructure units and cash in on one of the fastest expansions in Asia. Businesses are counting on structural reforms, a young population and rising remittances to keep their revenue surging, while wrestling with port logjams and delayed project rollouts. US cathedral may becomemuseum to the slave trade Associated Press, by Staff JoniTx- 11/27/2014 3:33:53 PM PROVIDENCE, R.I. –A plan to open what would be the nation´s only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church´s role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island. The museum at the shuttered Cathedral of St. John, a church where slaves once worshipped, would explore how the church benefited from the trade and helped bring it to an end, said Bishop Nicholas Knisely of the Diocese of Rhode Island. "Our story´s mixed," he said. "We haven´t talked in the country about the role of religion and religious Obama Proclaims a Nearly´Godless´ Thanksgiving Breitbart Big Peace, by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. JoniTx- 11/27/2014 3:26:58 PM While no one expects the eloquence of Abraham Lincoln to issue from Barack Obama’s lips, the President’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving 2014 lacks not only Lincoln’s style, but unfortunately even a basic understanding of what America’s greatest feast is all about. When Abraham Lincoln solemnly proclaimed the Thanksgiving holiday in 1863, during the bitter heat of the American Civil War, he consciously instituted a God-centered feast. He invited a divided America in the midst of acute hardship to count its blessings and to acknowledge the goodness of Almighty God, rendering Him the gratitude that was due. Lincoln saw that Man arrested after pointingbanana at police CBS News & Associated Press, by Staff mitzi- 11/27/2014 3:04:25 PM GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- A man is facing a felony menacing charge, because two Colorado sheriff´s deputies say they thought a banana he pointed at them was a gun. Nathan Rolf Channing, 27, was arrested Sunday, according to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. According to an arrest affidavit, Mesa County deputies Joshua Bunch and Donald Love said Channing pointed the fruit at them while crossing a street. The deputies said they feared for their lives even though they saw that the object was yellow. Bunch wrote in the affidavit that he has seen handguns in many shapes and colors.
Taliban attack upscaleneighborhood in Kabul Associated Press, by Lynne O´Donnell LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 1:48:17 PM Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies — as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials. The attack came hours after a suicide car-bomber struck a British embassy vehicle, killing five people including a British citizen. Kabul Police Chief Gen. Mohammad Zahir said there were three explosions followed by extended gunfire. European lawmakers backGoogle break-up Agence France-Presse, by Alex Pigman LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 1:37:53 PM Brussels - The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the break-up of Google on Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the US Internet giant. In a direct challenge to Google, MEPs assembled in Strasbourg approved a resolution calling on the EU to consider ordering search engines to separate their commercial services from their businesses. (Snip) The European Parliament has no power to launch the break-up of Google, but the move, introduced by two senior lawmakers, is a further indication that the mood towards the company in Europe has Garth Brooks cancels television appearancesin the wake of Ferguson decision Independent [UK], by Ella Alexander LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 1:27:05 PM Garth Brooks has cancelled a string of television appearances because of the “civil unrest” caused by the grand jury’s decision not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson over the fatal shooting of black unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson in August. The US country singer was scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Live With Kelly & Michael, NPR´s All Things Considered and the Today show. “We landed in NY last night to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation,” wrote Brooks on his Facebook page. “To spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong, Hiker Photographed BearBefore It Killed Him Associated Press, by Staff LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 1:12:10 PM West Milford, NJ - A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death. Police in West Milford have released five photos taken by 22-year-old Darsh Patel before he was killed by the 300-pound black bear while hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve, 45 miles northwest of New York. The photos show the bear behind a fallen tree in the woods. Investigators say the phone was found with puncture marks from the bear. The photos were released after NJ.com filed an open records request. West Milford police and the state
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BUSTED *update* Video Added: Fake Mike Brown Family AutopsyPathologist Shawn Parcells To Be Exposed Tonight On CNN…More lies and trickery coming up. Following the money always yields interesting information.
with the butch assassins of the West Wing
Drone pilots keep nearlycrashing into real pilots Independent [UK], by Andrew Griffin LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 12:58:23 PM Pilots of consumer are flying dangerously close to passenger aeroplanes, according to new information, and have been within feet or seconds of bringing down planes in New York and Washington. Since June 1, airlines, pilots and air-traffic controllers told the FAA that drones have been within a few seconds or a few feet of crashing into aircraft, the Washington Post reported. The near-misses mostly happened as planes took off and landed from some of the US’s biggest airports, including those in New York, Washington and a US Air Force base in Oklahoma. Although most of the drones are very small, experts say that if one hit another Israel uncovers Hamas cellplotting to attack Jerusalem Washington Times, by Kellan Howell LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 12:36:00 PM Israel’s Shin Bet said Thursday it had arrested more than 30 Hamas militants in the West Bank who were planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Jerusalem. The militants had obtained weapons and explosives that it planned to use to target a football stadium in Jerusalem and the city’s light-rail system, The BBC reported Thursday. The Shin Bet security agency said the arrested men were trained and recruited in Jordan and Turkey, The Associated Press reported. The security agency claimed that the group was responsible for two bomb blasts in the northern West Bank on Aug. 31, with one bomb rigged to explode Pope visits Turkey amidChristian-Muslim tensions Associated Press, by Nicole Winfield & Suzan Fraser LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 12:24:39 PM Vatican City - When a pope last visited Turkey — Benedict XVI in 2006 — Muslim-Catholic tensions were so high that the Vatican added a stop at Istanbul´s famed Blue Mosque at the last minute in hopes of showing Benedict´s respect for Islam. Pope Francis travels to Turkey this weekend amid new Muslim-Christian tensions and war next door, with Islamic State militants seizing chunks of Iraq and Syria and sending 1.6 million refugees across the border into Turkey. Francis is expected to tread lightly during his three-day visit, sensitive to the delicate diplomatic tensions at play between Turkey and the international coalition fighting
Is ´professor´ who helped with MichaelBrown autopsy who he says he is? CNN, by Elizabeth Cohen and Matthew Stucker SoCalGal- 11/27/2014 10:51:33 AM The last thing an attorney might expect to receive at a deposition is a brain, but that´s what the man said he was handing over. (Snip)This might have gone down as just on odd moment in Kansas legal history were it not for the fact that about a year later the defendant, Shawn Parcells, ended up playing an instrumental role in the case of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in August. (Snip)an investigation by CNN that included interviews with attorneys, law enforcement and physicians suggests Parcells isn´t the expert he seems to be. BUSTED *update* Video Added: FakeMike Brown Family Autopsy PathologistShawn Parcells To Be ExposedTonight On CNN… Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance SoCalGal- 11/27/2014 10:41:11 AM Anderson Cooper is previewing his intention to reveal the fraud behind one of the Brown Family “pathologists” who conducted their “private autopsy”. The segment, scheduled to broadcast on CNN at 8:00pm, will focus on Scheme Team co-conspirator, Shawn Parcells. We previously outlined the issues: (Video and photo)….But given what we know of the historical track record another plausible situation is just as possible: The guy who “hung around the mortuary“, Parcells, did the make shift autopsy, and Baden flew in, looked over the body, and signed off on it solely to give it credibility. So much more to be thankful for Jewish World Review, by Ron Hart M-79- 11/27/2014 10:40:24 AM It’s Thanksgiving again, when folks go home to bear the brunt of their parents’ judgment. This year, perhaps all you single folks will hear this delightful query from your moms: “Why are you still single, and Charles Manson isn’t? Obama is so unpopular, and the Dems are fighting so intensely to blame each other that I suggest they change their name to the “Donner Party.” BREAKING – FBI: Saint Louis Black PantherExplosives Plot Involved Bombing GatewayArch, Killing Prosecutor Robert McCullochand Police Chief Tom Jackson… Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance earlybird- 11/27/2014 10:29:51 AM The PC media is desperate to avoid using the chosen names of the black panther terror suspects Brandon Muhammad, and Olajuwon, also known as Olajuwon Ali and Brother Ali. This is a follow-up to the previous outline where the FBI revealed the two men were involved in straw purchases for firearms and making pipe bombs. (Snip)Sources close to the investigation were uncertain whether the men had the capability to carry out the plans, although the two allegedly did purchase what they thought was a pipe bomb in an undercover law enforcement sting. The men wanted to acquire two more bombs,
How Thanksgiving cameto be this national holiday Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm SurferLad- 11/27/2014 10:05:33 AM Giving thanks at the end of the growing season before the onset of a harsh winter has been a tradition in many societies around the world throughout the ages. Among the first in North America was the 1621 feast at Plymouth colony when the Wampanoag Indians helped mark the first successful harvest of those undocumented immigrants from the Mayflower. About 90 Indians and 53 Pilgrims gathered at the first event. It´s unclear who were the hosts and who the guests. But the pot luck meals included wild fowl, venison, corn and that traditional favorite, eel. [Snip] The convivial eating went What To Be Thankful For? Jewish World Review, by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano M-79- 11/27/2014 10:05:33 AM What if the government is designed to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and bureaucrats behind the scenes? What if they stay in power no matter who is elected president or which major political party controls Congress? What if the frequent public displays of adversity between the Republicans and the Democrats are just a facade and a charade? What if both major political parties agree on the transcendental issues of our A Black to Giuliani:´Right on brother.Way to go Rudy!´ American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus magnante- 11/27/2014 9:29:50 AM All heck broke loose in the media when white former Mayor Rudy Giuliani smacked down black race pimp Michael Eric Dyson with the truth about black-on-black crime during a TV panel discussion. As an American who happens to be black, I say, “Right on, brother. Way to go, Rudy!” It is about time someone got into the face of these despicable human beings like Dyson, whose evil intention is to divide our great nation along racial lines for political and personal gain. Dyson and his ilk are disgusting. We must not submit to their arrogance, bullying, and assumed superiority. Ferguson fallout: Scores arrestedin Calif. unrest Associated Press, by Tami Abdullah mitzi- 11/27/2014 9:07:17 AM LOS ANGELES — Dozens of protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland were arrested late Wednesday during a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri. Police said at least 130 demonstrators who refused to disperse during a Los Angeles protest were arrested, while 33 people were detained in Oakland following a march that deteriorated into unrest and vandalism. In Los Angeles, about 200 or 300 largely peaceful demonstrators crisscrossed downtown streets for several hours in the afternoon and evening over a decision not to bring criminal charges against a Ferguson policeman for killing a black man.
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Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistenciesGrand jury documents reveal statements that were inconsistent,fabricated or provably wrong. On this they base a race riot.
Balloon-atics target Thanksgiving Day ParadeSame group mayor let block the tunnel plan toattack giant balloons.
Gallup: Obama Approval Plunges with Working-ClassWhites to 27 PercentWasn't that the class he was going to help?
Plans for UCLA visit give rare glimpse into Hillary Clinton’s paid speaking careerFollowing the money alwasy yields interesting information.
Hagel Didn´t Deserve to Be Treated This WayHagel is too meek, mumbling and mild-mannered to run with the butch assissins of the West Wing
A Culture of Lies"Apparently one of the 'lessons' police officers shouldlearn from what happened in Ferguson is that criminals have a right to overpower them."
Thanksgiving trivia: There´s a reason turkey (the bird) and Turkey (the country) share a nameIn case your table conversation slows down.
The Annual LCom Roundtable Recipe Thread 3Here's our final thread. Have a wonderful day.
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Man who fell from ceiling nakedheld without bail Associated Press, by Staff mitzi- 11/27/2014 8:51:53 AM Boston - A Boston man who police say fell naked through the ceiling of a women´s bathroom at Boston´s airport and then assaulted an elderly man has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing next week. Cameron Shenk was arraigned Wednesday on charges that include attempted murder, assault and battery on a person over 60, and lewd and lascivious conduct. Police say the 26-year-old Shenk fell through the ceiling at about noon Saturday. He had allegedly sneaked into the bathroom, undressed inside a stall and climbed into the ceiling crawl space. Police say he then fled the bathroom and Thanksgiving to Whom . . . New York Sun, by Seth Lipsky mitzi- 11/27/2014 8:14:30 AM Because America is crackling with constitutional cases over religious freedom, let us begin Thanksgiving morning with a reflection on the object of all this gratitude: Whom do we thank? Is it the Indians? The Pilgrims? Nature? Fortune? It turns out that the record is long, clear, and official. It goes back to George Washington’s first Thanksgiving proclamation, issued on Oct. 3, 1789, here at New York. He called for a day of public prayer and thanksgiving — to God. (snip) It’s not that atheists have no place at the harvest table. America’s government is a secular institution, before which all Counting Benghazi Blessings New York Times, by Gail Collins jackson- 11/27/2014 7:44:31 AM This year, in a break from tradition, I am giving thanks for the House Intelligence Committee’s final report on Benghazi. Also family and friends. But I give thanks for them every year. This is our first opportunity to be grateful for the House Intelligence Committee’s Benghazi report. So let’s jump at it. Really, you don’t get good news like this all the time. The committee spent two years conducting a bipartisan investigation into the terrible night in 2012 when four Americans, including the Libyan ambassador, were killed in a violent attack on an American compound. It found that while mistakes were made,
Millions fight through snow to get home
for Thanksgiving: More than 700 flights
cancelled and tens of thousands left
without power in holiday travel misery
Daily Mail [UK], by Jill Reilly Attercliffe- 11/27/2014 7:17:11 AM A wintry storm has created Thanksgiving travel misery across the East Coast, with over 700 flights canceled Wednesday and heavy snow leaving tens of thousands of people without power. There were more 4,688 delays at airports across the U.S by 10pm Wednesday and more are expected Thursday as the storm moves across the East Coast, reports Flight Aware. Snow fell in every state from Virginia to Maine as Winter Coast Storm Cato hit its peak, with over a foot by midday in the Mid-Atlantic region and the same amount expected in New England. The snow is expected to carry through overnight to Thanksgiving, Ferguson grand jury papers
full of inconsistencies
Associated Press, by HOLBROOK MOHR, DAVID A. LIEB Flyright- 11/27/2014 6:59:27 AM Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all. An Associated Press review of thousands of pages of grand jury documents reveals numerous examples of statements made during the shooting investigation that were inconsistent, fabricated or provably wrong. For one, the autopsies ultimately showed Brown was not struck by any bullets in his back. Prosecutors exposed these inconsistencies before the jurors, The Annual LCom Roundtable Recipe Thread 3 Lucianne.com, by LComStaff LComStaff- 11/27/2014 6:27:10 AM If you need help with your meal, someone here may have the answer. Happy Thanksgiving, all. The Ferguson Protests Aren’t
a Movement for Civil Rights
PJ Media, by Ron Radosh Judy W.- 11/27/2014 6:06:06 AM The response of the African-American “civil rights” establishment and the American Left to the verdict in Ferguson came quickly and predictably. Al Sharpton and other racial demagogues urged their followers to take to the streets if anything but a first degree murder indictment was handed down for Officer Darren Wilson. (Snip) What is particularly galling is the argument that the events in Ferguson, and the no bill for Wilson, are a throwback to the segregationist era of the 1950s and 1960s, when the modern civil rights movement engaged in non-violent civil disobedience. “The Movement,” as they called it then, showed the
Many Faiths, Common View on
Marriage: Men and Women
Are Created for Each Other
Daily Signal, by Ryan T. Anderson Judy W.- 11/27/2014 5:54:32 AM As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I’m particularly thankful for marriage—both on a personal level and for the critical role it plays in society. Today, my parents will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. And last week, I was able to join hundreds from around the world at an International Interfaith Colloquium hosted by Pope Francis at the Vatican on the complementarity of man and woman. The Vatican conference brought together speakers from more or less every faith tradition on the face of the earth: Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Taoist. The speakers hailed from 23 What Is America’s Worst Airport? National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty MissMolly- 11/27/2014 5:25:20 AM Safe travels, everyone. Today’s Jolt also discussed the airports you don’t want to get stuck in this weekend: May Your Thanksgiving Travel Not Pass Through America’s Worst Airport In preparation for the busiest travel day of the year, Gizmodo polled its readers on their choice for the country’s worst airport, and their top eight include: 8) Kansas City International Airport 7) Dulles International Airport 6) Philadelphia International Airport 5) Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport 4) Newark Liberty International Airport 3) O’Hare International Airport 2) Los Angeles International Airport 1) LaGuardia Airport The first observation: Are bookstores dying in airports? Do people Franksgiving Politico Magazine, by Josh Zeitz MissMolly- 11/27/2014 5:16:23 AM The president did it again. Governing unapologetically by executive fiat, he steamrolled over Congress and issued a sweeping order that was sure to raise the ire of his Republican opponents. Their complaint was as familiar as his offense. Big, potentially divisive challenges should be resolved through a deliberative, bipartisan legislative process, Republicans insisted, and not by diktat. (Snip)The year was 1939—exactly 75 years ago—and FDR had just announced that he was moving Thanksgiving up by one week. The origins behind the change were innocent enough. Juan Williams: Where Was Al Sharpton
To Stop The Ferguson Riots?
Daily Caller, by Alex Griswold MissMolly- 11/27/2014 5:11:24 AM Appearing on Fox’s “The Five,” liberal commentator Juan Williams slammed Al Sharpton for holding a post-Ferguson presser, after doing nothing to stop the Ferguson riots. WILLIAMS: I mean I first of all, when the trouble starts, where is Al Sharpton to say to people, “Rioting is not in the best interest of the black community. It’s going to take away from the discussion about justice and all the rest…” But now he’s there when the cameras are there, and what’s he doing, but to my mind disparaging [Ferguson prosecutor Bob McCulloch] after the fact. I have arguments with McCulloch. But goodness gracious,
Three mistakes journalists should avoid
in reporting tragedies like Ferguson
Washington Examiner [DC], by Eddie Scarry StormCnter- 11/27/2014 5:06:25 AM Tragedies like the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., rarely become a national story. But when they do, with a racial element attached, they’re complicated and require the news media to take extra precaution in order to get the facts right. Media experts interviewed by the Washington Examiner said that, overall, the media did their jobs well in covering Ferguson. There are things, though, that should be avoided the next time. Bending the rules In early reports on Ferguson, the Associated Press repeatedly referred to Michael Brown as a "teen" or "teenager." Brown was 18 at the time he was killed. The AP
A Culture of Lies American Spectator, by George Neumayr StormCnter- 11/27/2014 4:59:00 AM The hucksters who falsely accused Darren Wilson of a racially motivated “killing” won’t face justice, even though they have ruined his life and inspired monstrous race riots. The media should treat them as permanently discredited, but of course it won’t. Outlets will continue to give them platforms from which to pontificate on all the “changes” that should come from the controversy. Self-reflection will not be one of them, as they search for new outrages to stoke. Most of their recommended changes amount to giving criminals a wider berth in society. It is impossible to see how police departments could conform The Conservative Opportunity Weekly Standard, by April Ponnuru & Kate O´Bierne StormCnter- 11/27/2014 4:55:52 AM Democrats lost white voters without college degrees—a big chunk of the middle class and an important swing vote—by huge margins this month. Why? Democratic pollster Mark Mellman told the Washington Post that his party had failed to credibly address these voters’ basic economic concerns including wage stagnation and the skyrocketing cost of higher education. “People are deeply suspicious that government can deliver on these problems,” Mellman says. “And they are not wrong. We’ve been promising that government can be a tool to improve people’s economic situation for decades, and by and large, it hasn’t happened.” The problem Mellman is diagnosing for his Balloon-atics targetThanksgiving Day Parade New York Post, by Jamie Schram* MissMolly- 11/27/2014 4:52:48 AM Anarchists plotted on Wednesday to disrupt the Thanksgiving Day Parade — feeling emboldened after cops allowed them to run free on major roadways like the FDR Drive and the West Side Highway, The Post has learned. “The police aren’t going to arrest us and they are not going to shoot us,” an organizer who calls himself “Magiq” boasted to a group of two dozen rabble-rousers at a Union Square planning session Wednesday night. “They’re walking right by us now with their heads down and their tails between their legs,” Magiq, 27, of Brooklyn taunted as scores of cops watched the
The Quiet German New Yorker, by George Packer MissMolly- 11/27/2014 4:46:30 AM A summer afternoon at the Reichstag. Soft Berlin light filters down through the great glass dome, past tourists ascending the spiral ramp, and into the main hall of parliament. Half the members’ seats are empty. At the lectern, a short, slightly hunched figure in a fuchsia jacket, black slacks, and a helmet of no-color hair is reading a speech from a binder. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and the world’s most powerful woman, is making every effort not to be interesting. “As the federal government, we have been carrying out a threefold policy since the beginning A Nuclear Deal for U.S.and Iran Slips Away Again New York Times, by David E. Sanger* StormCnter- 11/27/2014 4:43:30 AM VIENNA — By the time Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart checked into a luxury hotel near the famous beaches of Oman earlier this month, a long-sought deal that has eluded the last two American presidents to roll back Tehran’s nuclear program seemed to be slipping out of reach. With a deadline approaching, Mr. Kerry thought the opportunity could be lost unless the Iranians finally offered a breakthrough compromise. But Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, came with little new. Frustrated, Mr. Kerry said there was no way the United States would accept a deal that did How Far Down Do YouDefine Deviancy in Ferguson? PJ Media, by David P. Goldman StormCnter- 11/27/2014 4:39:05 AM The late Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s celebrated phrase “defining deviancy down” first appeared in a 1993 essay in The American Scholar. “I proffer the thesis,” wrote Moynihan, “that, over the past generation…the amount of deviant behavior in American society has increased beyond the levels the community can ‘afford to recognize’ and that, accordingly, we have been re-defining deviancy so as to exempt much conduct previously stigmatized.” What used to be a civil rights movement has drawn a bright line behind the late Michael Brown, whose guilt in two violent felonies (robbing a convenience store while assaulting a store clerk, and assaulting a DoD renames “unlawful combatants”in detainee manual to … Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey StormCnter- 11/27/2014 4:35:30 AM In fact, captured terrorists went out of style a long time ago, so that’s not the actual change. Until recently — like, say, two weeks ago — the Department of Defense used the term unlawful combatant as the label for terrorists captured by American military and intelligence forces as a way to distinguish them from uniformed soldiers of a recognized state authority in a straight-up fight. Their new manual dispenses with that term, the Federation of American Scientists noticed today (via Steven Aftergood and Olivier Knox): When it comes to Department of Defense doctrine on military treatment of detained persons, “unlawful
Hagel Didn´t Deserveto Be Treated This Way Real Clear Politics, by Mark Salter Pluperfect- 11/27/2014 4:32:02 AM No sooner had President Obama clenched soon-to-be-former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in a farewell embrace, when assorted White House aides went to work -- anonymously, of course -- denigrating not only Hagel’s performance in office but the personal attributes of the man their boss had just called “exemplary.” It seems that Hagel is too meek, mumbling and mild-mannered for the rough world we live in or to gain the respect of those manly Terminators of the West Wing, the squeaking mice on whom every press report of administration intrigue relies. Depicted variously by said mice as unassertive in meetings, inarticulate, Defense Secretary pick willbe a challenge for Obama Fox News, by Staff Pluperfect- 11/27/2014 4:28:55 AM The Defense Secretary job opening is emerging as a thanks-but-no-thanks opportunity, as some of the top potential prospects have already said they’re not interested in the job. Within minutes of reports Monday that Secretary Chuck Hagel would resign, the names of Michele Flournoy and Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed emerged as top prospects. But each made clear by the end of the day that they didn’t want the coveted but high-wire, Cabinet-level post. The new secretary would indeed step into a difficult and complicated world, with the emergence of the deadly and unpredictable militant group Islamic State, amid Defense Department cuts. “There’s no question Confusion, fears of scams overObama´s immigration order CBS News, by Jack Blackstone Pluperfect- 11/27/2014 4:25:00 AM LOS ANGELES - The usually busy Mexican consulate in Los Angeles has been even busier since President Obama announced executive action on immigration. The president´s actions will allow millions of people who are in this country illegally to avoid deportation - if they meet certain conditions. It´s been less than a week since the president´s announcement and already there is confusion over paperwork. "There is also a lot of speculation," said Carlos Sada, Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles. Mr. Sada has been in the waiting room himself telling people they´ll need birth certificates, tax records, and even utility bills to At least 5 killed as explosion targetsforeign diplomatic convoy in Kabul CNN, by Brian Walker Pluperfect- 11/27/2014 4:21:50 AM A large explosion damaged a convoy of cars, possibly including a British Embassy vehicle, on Thursday. Many casualties were reported. An explosive-laden car was detonated as a foreign embassy convoy was passing by in the 9th District police zone, said interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi. The British Foreign Office told CNN that it was "aware of an attack on a British embassy vehicle. We are now working with the Afghan authorities to establish more details." At least five bodies have been recovered from the scene and 35 wounded taken to hospitals, authorities said. Pictures from Mustafa Deveci, a witness at the scene, showed at
Protesters Dwindle toSmall Groups in Ferguson Associated Press, by Tom Foreman, Jr. & Alan Scherzagier Pluperfect- 11/27/2014 4:17:25 AM FERGUSON, Mo.-- The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine. Scattered demonstrations continued Wednesday, including protesters who rushed into St. Louis City Hall screaming "Shame, shame." But the tension that led to arson and looting earlier in the week seemed all but gone, two days after the announcement that a white police officer would not face charges in the fatal shooting of the black 18-year-old. There were no reports of Thank a White Male American Thinker, by Jeff Lipkes tisHimself- 11/27/2014 4:14:25 AM Do you like internal combustion engines? Thank a few white men. (Jean Lenoir, Nikolaus Otto, Karl Benz, Rudolf Diesel, Gottlieb Daimler, Emil Jellinek, Henry Ford among others.) Are you a fan of flush toilets and indoor plumbing? Thank white males Alexander Cumming, Thomas Twyford, and Isaiah Rogers Toilet paper? Thank Joseph Gayetty, W.M. How about washing machines and dryers? Thank white males Alva Fisher and J. Ross Moore. “When you’ve got your health, you’ve got just about everything” ran the tag-line in a famous Geritol commercial from the 1970s, and the guys we most have reason to be grateful for are undoubtedly those who’ve developed the medical practices Report: Congress can blockObama´s immigration mandate Washington Examiner, by Sean Lengell tisHimself- 11/27/2014 4:11:59 AM The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service says Congress has the power to block funding for President Obama’s executive action on immigration, refuting a position taken by the top House appropriator. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., has argued that Congress can´t block funding to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency charged with enforcing the president’s calls to authorize work permits and other paperwork for illegal immigrants living in the U.S., because it operates mostly on fees it collects rather than federal tax revenue. But a CRS report requested by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and obtained by the Washington Examiner Wednesday says Executive Action for Immigration Canada Free Press, by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh tisHimself- 11/27/2014 4:07:46 AM The President’s “immigration accountability executive action” has confused many Americans since a president’s action is more or less a “wish list” and does not have the legally binding power of an executive order. Unlike an executive order, an executive action is not published in the Federal Register. An executive order can be reversed by Congress or by the courts. Is this executive action meant to obfuscate the illegal immigration issue and postpone the “fixing of the broken immigration,” a euphemism for refusing to enforce the already existing laws?
Economic and Religious Freedom:Mutually Reinforcing American Thinker, by Samuel Gregg tisHimself- 11/27/2014 4:03:44 AM If there is one thing we have learned over the past 6 years in the United States, it is the mutually reinforcing nature of different expressions of freedom. No form of freedom -- religious, civil, political, or economic -- is of course absolute. But unjust infringements (intentional or otherwise) on one freedom can easily result in damage being inflicted upon other spheres of freedom. This is indisputably true, for instance, of religious and political freedom. All totalitarian and most authoritarian regimes usually end up seeking to severely restrict religious liberty. Sometimes this is for ideological or religious reasons. Thanksgiving Used to Look a LotLike Halloween, Except More Racist Atlantic, by Megan Garber ketchuplover- 11/27/2014 3:20:39 AM Thanksgiving used to look a lot more like Halloween. The practice of dressing up in costumes and asking for candy didn´t become common in the U.S. until the 1940s and 1950s; before then, people trick-or-treated—or, well, did something that resembled trick-or-treating—on the national day of gratitude. They called it "Thanksgiving Masking." The masking started, it seems, in the mid-19th century—an outgrowth of "mumming," the centuries-old tradition in which costumed men went from door to door, asking for food and/or money. (Sometimes, but not always, the men would play music in exchange for the stuff.) By the end of the 19th century, the Thanksgiving trivia: There´s a reasonturkey (the bird) and Turkey (the country)share a name CNN, by Saeed Ahmed ketchuplover- 11/27/2014 3:05:09 AM When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here´s one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia. Here´s 9 to get you started. We bet you they´ll eat them up! 1. A tradition is born: TV dinners have Thanksgiving to thank. In 1953, someone at Swanson misjudged the number of frozen turkeys it would sell that Thanksgiving -- by 26 TONS! Some industrious soul came up with a brilliant plan: Why not slice up the meat and repackage with some trimmings on the side?Thus, the first TV dinner was born! Beer at Thanksgiving? Why thePilgrims would love it! Religion News Service, by Tobin Grant ketchuplover- 11/27/2014 2:29:25 AM It’s the start of winter in 1620. The Pilgrims have left the Mayflower to set forth on land. But what (other than Providence) led them to choose this time and place to leave the Mayflower? Beer. They were out of beer. And the crew of Mayflower wasn’t going to share their brew because they needed it to survive the winter and their voyage back to England. (Snip) When the Pilgrims began building their settlement, they prioritized. The first building? You guessed it: a brewery. But perhaps the strangest incident involving beer happened in March 1621 when the Pilgrims were approached by Somoset. Here is Ferguson a lesson lost on race Chicago Tribune, by John Kass ketchuplover- 11/27/2014 2:04:29 AM Of all the wild talk coming out of Ferguson and the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer — and all that angry and predictable noise emanating from race hustlers like Al Sharpton — there are two things I just can´t shake. One involves Louis Head, Brown´s stepfather. Head had been standing before a crowd in Ferguson on Monday night, comforting his wife, Brown´s mother, Lesley McSpadden, who was weeping as news broke that there would be no indictment against Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. You know the basic elements of this. Wilson had shot Brown
Yemenis Say American Moved DaysBefore Special Ops Missionto Free Hostages in Yemen ABC News, by Luis Martinez - 11/27/2014 1:03:38 AM A team of U.S. special operations forces rescued eight hostages being held in a cave by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in a remote part of northern Yemen on Tuesday. But a Yemeni official said five other hostages including an American journalist who were also a focus of the raid had been moved elsewhere just days before the rescue mission was launched. A U.S. official confirmed that about two dozen U.S. special operations forces and a team of Yemeni counterterrorism troops conducted a raid early Tuesday morning near the border with Saudi Arabia that rescued six Yemenis, a Saudi and an Ethiopian. Stunning new shot of acolorful cosmic cluster showsstars entering their golden years Washington Post, by Rachel Feltman - 11/27/2014 12:54:28 AM Star cluster NGC 3532 is far from camera shy. More commonly known as the Wishing Well Cluster or Football Cluster, this grouping of stars was actually the first target ever observed by the Hubble Space Telescope back in the 90s. The star cluster is 300 million years old, and lies about 1,300 light-years away. But it´s big and bright: The formation takes up the twice the space of a full moon in our night sky, and is easily observable with the naked eye from many parts of the planet. This image shows clearly that NGC 3532 is no spring chicken of a star cluster. While the stars with more moderate masses are still shining a bright bluish white,
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Phillip Hughes: Cricket’s boywonder who never admitted defeat The Australian [Sydney, AUS], by Peter Lalor - 11/27/2014 12:43:42 AM Sydney - Phillip Hughes: November 30, 1988 - 27 November, 2014 - Word of the precociously talented teenager was whispered around NSW cricket well before he made his debut. Having shifted down from the family’s banana farm to further his career, the diminutive teenager punished grade cricket bowling attacks. Batting coach Neil d’Costa — who also worked with Michael Clarke — was the first to announce Hughes’ potential telling people “the kid will go all the way”. His unorthodox technique, patience and determination made him one of the most difficult batsmen to bowl at in the game. When he scored Rauner says Obama immigrationmove ´great start´ Chicago Tribune, by Michelle Manchir Lalo- 11/27/2014 12:40:02 AM Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday called President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration a “great start” to “get the dialogue going” on immigration policy changes. The comments came as Rauner addressed more than 900 advocates for the Latino community in Rosemont. Rauner told the crowd he supports “comprehensive immigration reform,” which he acknowledged will take more work. “The real way to do it is on a bipartisan basis, through Congress, through the legislature, with the president, with the states all working together to make sure the changes are permanent, they’re structurally in place for the long term,” said California bill would requireretailers, restaurants to paytheir employees double on holidays Washington Post, by Hunter Schwarz - 11/27/2014 12:30:09 AM A California lawmaker said she will introduce a bill that would double the pay of employees who work over Thanksgiving and Christmas. “I’ve watched how the retailers and restaurateurs continue to expand their hours and open up on these holidays that are traditionally family holidays,” Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez told the Sacramento Bee. “What people are being called in to do now is a real slap in the face of family values, frankly.” Gonzalez said she initially considered bringing forward a bill that would bar retailers from opening on the holidays before planning to introduce a bill requiring double
´Not a question of if ... but when´:Darren Wilson in talks to leave Ferguson PD CNN, by Faith Karimi - 11/27/2014 12:18:58 AM Officer Darren Wilson is in talks to leave the Ferguson Police Department and may give up being an officer altogether, after a grand jury decided not to indict him in the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Wilson´s lawyer, Neil Bruntrager, confirmed late Wednesday what CNN originally reported last week, citing people close to the talks. "It´s not a question of if, it´s a question of when," Bruntrager told CNN´s Don Lemon late Wednesday. "He´s on paid leave and there are discussions that are going on right now to separate from the department in an amicable fashion," he said. Bruntrager said Wilson may Hillary Clinton’s strengths andanger in White House revealed MSNBC, by Alex Seitz-Wald - 11/27/2014 12:04:27 AM Hillary Clinton’s prominent role in her husband’s White House caused friction with the president’s staff, which occasionally erupted in her anger, according to newly released oral histories from the time. The five dozen never-before-seen interviews with top officials offer a new window into the inner workings of the Clinton White House. The interviews, which were made public this month, were conducted in the mid-2000s by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, which has an official partnership with Clinton’s presidential library. Both Clintons’ temper emerge as a theme in several interviews, but Hillary Clinton’s “had Pharrell accuses Michael Brownof ´bully-ish´ behavior and saysunarmed teen was ´asking fortrouble´ the day he was shotdead by police officer Daily Mail (UK), by Ashley Collman - 11/26/2014 11:31:24 PM Pharrell Williams, one of the biggest black figures in the music industry, has spoken out about the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, saying he is ´troubled´ a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer responsible.But the ´Happy´ singer also sparked outrage from his fans by calling Brown´s behavior leading up to his August 9 death ´bully-ish´. Before he was shot dead, Brown was caught on surveillance camera stealing a handful of cigarillos from a convenience store in Ferguson, Missouri, and intimidating the shop owner. While Pharrell says that was no excuse for Officer Darren Wilson to use How immigration killed the tax deal Politico, by Brian Faler & Rachael Bade - 11/26/2014 11:21:51 PM How could a major tax deal brokered by the top Senate Democrat die so quickly at the hands of a Democratic president? Immigration politics and Democratic infighting came together to doom the $400 billion deal even before it had made it into print. The brinksmanship threatens to disrupt the lives of millions of taxpayers who rely on the mishmash of expired provisions the plan was trying to revive. The collapse highlights the fragile coalitions in Congress, where even leaders of opposition parties agreeing to a deal can’t bring it home. It also shows the newly found boldness of President Barack
BREAKING: #Ferguson BlackPanther Leaders Plotted to BOMBSt. Louis Arch – Kill Bob McCulloch Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft - 11/26/2014 10:49:32 PM Olajuwon Ali is the local leader of the New Black Panther Party in St. Louis. Last year he released a video inviting local blacks to join his group. He also explains how to become a sovereign person, separate from the corporate structure. And babbles on about challenging the St. Louis City court over his status and their illegal arrest of Mr. Ali. (Video) Last week Olajuwon Ali and Brandon Muhammad were indicted in federal court for illegal firearms purchase – plotting to bomb the St. Louis Arch – and plotting to murder St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Cornel West: ‘Ferguson Signifiesthe End of the Age of Obama’ Mediaite, by Josh Feldman - 11/26/2014 10:44:45 PM Professor Cornel West appeared on CNN International this afternoon to give his take on Ferguson, and said right at the outset, “Ferguson signifies the end of the age of Obama. It’s a very sad end. We began with tremendous hope and we end with great despair.” He went on to cite a “Jim Crow criminal justice system” that doesn’t seek justice for young black and brown people, and said adamantly there is both a race and a class war going on against that group in America right now. CNNI anchor Hala Gorani asked West why he’s “so harsh” on the Sources: ISIS cuts all phonecommunications in Mosulas ISIS leader al-Baghdadiallegedly arrives in the city Iraqi News (Baghdad), by Staff Hazymac- 11/26/2014 10:41:53 PM NINEVEH -- On Wednesday, a local source in Nineveh revealed that the leader of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is inside the city of al-Mosul. The source informed IraqiNews, “Since this morning, the ISIS group cut off all phone communications in the city of al-Mosul without clarifying the reason behind taking such an action. Residents of the city showed resentment because they couldn’t use their mobile phones, but they said it could be some security prosecutes by the group.” The source confirmed, “It was ISIS elements who cut off all phone communications in the city…and some Obama gets the bill forWhite House Thanksgiving Associated Press, by Darlene Superville JoniTx- 11/26/2014 10:19:35 PM WASHINGTON- There´s no free lunch - or breakfast or dinner - for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter. He has to dig into his pocket to pay for his holiday feast of turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, sweet and regular potatoes, and six different kinds of pie. It´s a longstanding practice that a president pays for meals for himself, his family and personal guests. Obama also pays for other basics - everything from toothpaste to dry cleaning. WHY IS THAT? Gary Walters, who was chief White House usher for many years, said
Obama defends ozone rulesdespite feared economic harm Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang Dreadnought- 11/26/2014 10:11:57 PM President Obama on Wednesday checked off yet another major item on environmentalists’ wish list by targeting smog, further solidifying his legacy on green issues but also angering big business and giving Republicans fresh ammunition heading into the final 24 months of this administration. After delaying the action for nearly four years, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday released new tentative rules on ozone, meant to drastically cut the amount of smog produced by power plants and factories. The proposal — praised by environmental and health organizations but blasted by Republicans and business groups, who say it will cost jobs and How Facebook plans to becomeone of the most powerfultools in politics Washington Post, by Philip Bump Dreadnought- 11/26/2014 10:08:43 PM Political campaigns are obsessed with two things: Telling every possible voter exactly what they want to hear in order to get them to the polls and cast the "right" vote, and telling them that message for as close to zero dollars as possible. It´s not a surprise, then, that Facebook has focused its social-Sauron eye on the world of politics. Already a focal point of political activity (of varying quality), the site has shifted its toolset to let campaigns target extremely specific audiences with very specific messages, for prices somewhat north of zero dollars. The end goal for the company Sharpton meets with familiesof black men killed by cops The Hill (Washington DC), by Ben Kamisar JoniTx- 11/26/2014 10:04:56 PM Rev. Al Sharpton invited the parents of Michael Brown as well as the families of two unarmed black men recently killed by police in New York City to meet with him Wednesday in Harlem, New York. "On this Thanksgiving eve, this is a very painful time for these families," Sharpton said, according to the Associated Press. "As you see, they share each other´s pain and understand what we don´t understand." A grand jury decided on Monday not to charge Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson with a crime after he killed 18-year-old Brown after an altercation. That decision set off Plans for UCLA visit giverare glimpse into HillaryClinton’s paid speaking career Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman and Philip Rucker Dreadnought- 11/26/2014 10:04:20 PM When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities? The answer from Clinton’s representatives: $300,000 is the “special university rate.” That e-mail exchange and other internal communications, obtained this week by The Washington Post under a Freedom of Information Act request, provide a rare glimpse into the complex and meticulous backstage efforts to manage the likely 2016 presidential candidate’s lucrative speaking career.
Two Men´s Efforts To HelpMigrants In Mexico EndIn Their Murders National Public Radio, by Carrie Kahn - 11/26/2014 10:01:06 PM This is the story of the murder of two aid workers in Mexico. The men fed Central American migrants traveling north through Mexico on a freight train that stopped near their home. They were critical of both corrupt police, who abused and extorted the migrants, as well as the organized crime gangs that kidnapped and robbed them. It wasn´t hard to find the two men — they were never far from the train tracks — but there were no witnesses to their deaths, and police won´t comment about the case. The double homicide didn´t even get a mention in the Gallup: Obama Approval Plungeswith Working-Class Whites to 27 Percent Breitbart Big Government, by Wynton Hall JoniTx- 11/26/2014 9:48:34 PM A new Gallup poll finds that President Barack Obama´s approval rating with working-class white Americans has fallen to just 27 percent, a record-low for his presidency. Among whites who´ve graduated college, Obama´s approval stands at 41%, also a new low in the Gallup poll. (Graph) Perhaps most troubling of all for Obama: Gallup´s data only extended to the end of October, well before the recent racially-charged riots broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, and protests across the country. "About two-thirds of adult whites have not graduated from college, making working-class whites a particularly important group politically because of its sheer size," Protests postpone St. LouisThanksgiving parade Associated Press, by Staff JoniTx- 11/26/2014 9:42:33 PM ST. LOUIS — The annual Thanksgiving Day parade in St. Louis has been postponed because of the continued protests over Michael Brown´s death and other fatal police shootings. Parade organizers cite community unrest that erupted after the Monday night announcement of a St. Louis County grand jury´s decision to not indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in Brown´s death. They hope to reschedule the event before Christmas. Ferguson has been the site of the most intense protests, with another 45 people arrested Tuesday night. In St. Louis, hundreds of demonstrators disrupted downtown traffic Tuesday for several hours by blocking major intersections, Is Obama contemplating unilateralaction on Cuba? (+video) Christian Science Monitor, by Howard LaFranchi - 11/26/2014 9:32:43 PM Washington - Is President Obama about to take unilateral steps to ease US relations with Cuba? A number of recent developments – from Mr. Obama’s recourse to executive action on immigration to the Spanish foreign minister’s enigmatic statement that he would be carrying “very concrete messages” from the US government when he visits Havana this week – have some Republicans fretting that the White House aims to move even further from decades-old policy of isolating communist Cuba. Obama last took action on Cuba in 2011, when he eased travel restrictions on Americans visiting the island. The Thanksgiving RecipesGoogled in Every State New York Times, by Staff JoniTx- 11/26/2014 9:29:18 PM Which foods are unusually popular in each state on Thanksgiving. (Map) Like many other readers, we were fascinated by the 50-dishes-for-50-states Thanksgiving mega-menu that our colleagues in the Food section recently produced. The piece – and the many reactions to it – got us wondering what a democratic version of the project might look like. That is, if the residents of every state could vote for distinct Thanksgiving dishes, what would each state’s dish be? So we asked researchers at Google for help. You can think of every web search that someone does for a recipe as a kind of
Footage shows elderly man attackedwith his own oxygen supply and carjackedby protesters in Ferguson as a third nightof protests take place nationwide Daily Mail [UK], by MailOnline Reporter JoElla Bee- 11/26/2014 9:27:14 PM A third nights of protests against Officer Darren Wilson not being charged over the death of Michael Brown has begun as footage has emerged showing an elderly man who run over after two people stole his car in Ferguson during Monday night´s disturbances. The aftermath of the incident was captured by a St. Louis news crew and shows the chaotic scene in the parking lot of Faraci Pizza. The victim is shown lying face down on the pavement with his oxygen tank beside him. ´You need to take us live. Some gentlemen was in his car, he was on oxygen, Egypt: Cabinet ApprovesBroad Antiterrorism Bill New York Times, by Staff - 11/26/2014 9:22:17 PM Egypt’s cabinet approved a draft antiterrorism law on Wednesday that would give the government blanket power to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order. The authorities have cracked down hard on Islamist, secular and liberal opposition alike since the army toppled President Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist, last year. The legislation, however, would help entrench the security crackdown in the criminal code by permitting the authorities to classify groups as “terrorist” according to a long list of offenses, some of them nonviolent. Meet Japan’s adorable albino hedgehog New York Post, by Chris Perez - 11/26/2014 9:16:25 PM Just when people thought hedgehogs couldn’t get any cuter — an adorable albino pops up in Japan! Tokiko Kojima has been posting cute pictures of the rare red-eyed creature, where it has become a viral sensation, Central European News reports. Kojima didn’t give the adorable roly poly pet’s name, but did say that he has been spoiled around the clock, along with his non-albino hedgehog buddy. In the wild, hedgehogs normally have to trek several miles throughout the night in order to rack down their food, according to CEN. They also hibernate during the winter months to survive the frigid temperatures. Do bored teenage daughters get apardon too? Sasha and Malia can´thide their disdain as Obama savesturkey from the slaughterhouse Daily Mail [UK], by Sadie Whitelocks - 11/26/2014 9:11:33 PM It is a time-honored tradition--but Sasha and Malia would rather have been anywhere else than having to watch their dad crack lame jokes as he pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey. Shuffling awkwardly and rolling their eyes like any teenage girls would while their father laughed at his own--mildly controversial jokes--Malia and Sasha made no attempt to appear anything other than bored stiff. Indeed, after President Obama had pardoned four-month-old, 49-pound Cheese, he asked Malia if she wanted to pet the turkey. ´Nah´, she replied without even cracking a smile, summing up her and her sister´s amusing indifference to the bizarre annual ceremony. Ginsburg Is Recovering AfterHeart Surgery to Place a Stent New York Times, by Adam Liptak LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2014 9:01:24 PM Washington - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a heart procedure on Wednesday morning and was expected to leave the hospital within the next two days, the Supreme Court announced. Justice Ginsburg, 81, “experienced discomfort during routine exercise” on Tuesday night and was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the court said in a statement. Doctors placed a stent in her right coronary artery, a procedure known as a coronary catheterization. “She is resting comfortably,” the statement said. Kathleen Arberg, the court’s public information officer, added that “Justice Ginsburg expects to be on the Those Ungovernable Colonists National Review, by Kevin D. Williamson Original Article Posted By: MDMuskrat- 11/26/2014 9:01:19 PM Post Reply The American colonies must have been an unruly place, full as they were of religious fanatics and slave traders, second sons and fortune hunters, criminals and former political prisoners, and all manner of people in between. (snip) It was, in retrospect, almost inevitable that North America would quickly become the wealthiest place in the world by the 17th century. Why? Because those seditionists, fanatics, and gamblers were impossible to rule. While we are counting our blessings this Thanksgiving, let’s not forget to count that one: Our ancestors did not much like being told what to do, and we — and
´The most expensive regulation ever´:EPA hammers industry with ozone-reducingrule that could cost $270 BILLION peryear -- and CHINESE pollution could* Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko & Associated Press Attercliffe- 11/26/2014 8:33:15 PM The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, bringing jeers from business leaders who warn of trillions in compliance costs and millions of lost jobs. And evidence shows that a shifting regulatory environment could drive hundreds of U.S. counties over the new limit--for no reason other than their proximity to China´s out-of-control smokestack society. Energy and industry trade groups painted the government´s move as a roadblock that threatens to jeopardize manufacturing´s comeback in the U.S. And Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe, who will take over the Senate Environment and Congress CAN pull financial rug fromunder Obama´s immigration amnesty:Republicans given boost by non-partisanbody in row over deportation agency´s cash Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko Attercliffe- 11/26/2014 8:26:36 PM Conservatives in the U.S. Senate got a powerful weapon on Wednesday in the battle over whether they can pull the rug out from under President Barack Obama´s plan to mainstream millions of illegal immigrants into American life. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Republican´ top budget hawk, has unveiled a Nov. 21 memo from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) explaining that Congress can legally strip funding from America´s immigration enforcement agency--including funds the agency raises on its own through fees it charges Americans and foreigners. That news will put fuel in the tank of right-wingers who want to paint Obama into a corner Obamacare loophole gives employersa $3,000 incentive to hire illegalimmigrants after Obama ´amnesty´gives them green cards and work permits Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko Attercliffe- 11/26/2014 8:22:25 PM A perverse loophole in the Affordable Care Act will soon make illegal immigrants more affordable to hire than native-born Americans. Once millions of people living in the U.S. illegally receive resident cards and work permits, they will be eligible to hold jobs and earn wages. But they won´t qualify for Obamacare benefits or subsidies. That means employers with 50 or more full-time workers can´t be penalized for failing to provide them with company-based medical insurance. Ordinarily that fine amounts to $3,000 per worker, per year. The end result is a strange, looking-glass scenario--an incentive to hire people who today can´t legally hold jobs--that
Congress can block use of feesfor immigration overhaul: memo Reuters, by David Lawder LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2014 7:41:45 PM Washington - Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday. The memo from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service to Republican Senator Jeff Sessions could provide a boost to him and other conservatives who are pushing for a December budget confrontation with Obama to try to stop his executive order overhauling the U.S. immigration system. A plan to deny such funds in a must-pass federal spending bill next month, FBI (ATF) Investigate Ferguson ArsonTargeting – “Burn This B*tch Down” –The Motives and Backstory… Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance SoCalGal- 11/26/2014 7:41:23 PM We’ll go on record as we have before. Just go look at what we tried to tell law enforcement back on August 18th. The arson, looting and rampage in/around Ferguson is not random, it’s targeted. The groups, organizations and businesses are targeted for specific reasons. “The 187 Police Is In Charge” This has been happening since Day #1 when the Quick Trip was first thought to have been the business who called 911 about the cigarillo robbery.Following the Quick Trip, on the day the police released the CCTV video from the Ferguson Market and Liquors, August 15th, they too became the #HappyTracksgiving : How yourtravels are tracked this holiday season Washington Post, by Craig Timberg LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2014 7:36:18 PM It’s that time again. We’re on the move -- feasting, sharing, shopping, giving thanks. And we are being tracked every step of the way. So here’s a quick guide to the state of the unblinking electronic eye, 2014 Holiday Edition. Flying home? Every passenger on every flight is recorded on digital manifests. Every plane is tracked. And even before you board, airports are among the most intensively surveilled public spaces, full of cameras and other monitoring devices. Some airports even use tiny sensors hidden in lighting fixtures that, according to the New York Times, can spot long lines, read license plates and report “suspicious activity” to IRS awards millions in bonusesto tax-delinquent employees Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2014 7:31:10 PM IRS employees who made “unintentional” mistakes on their taxes are still eligible to get bonuses this fiscal year, the agency confirmed this week. Commissioner John Koskinen announced the bonuses in an email to employees on Monday, saying they were a way to reward long-suffering staffers who have put up with budget and workforce cuts and are still keeping the agency humming. But the payout, worth millions of dollars in taxpayers’ money, isn’t sitting well with congressional critics, who said it sends the wrong message at a time when the agency is reeling from several scandals, and when even staffers who are delinquent
Redskins Can Sue AmericanIndians Over Team’s Trademark Bloomberg News, by Sophia Pearson LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2014 7:26:54 PM The National Football League’s Washington Redskins can sue a group of American Indians for seeking to block trademark protection for its name, which has been criticized as offensive. U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee in Alexandria, Virginia, yesterday denied a request to dismiss the case. Throwing out the complaint would deprive the team of the opportunity to review the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to cancel the mark as disparaging, Lee said in his ruling. “Defendants show no reason why their interest would cease to exist considering reversal of the TTAB’s cancellation of the Redskins marks would L.A. won´t offer prizes tovoters in next year´s election Los Angeles Times, by David Zahniser - 11/26/2014 7:09:01 PM A controversial proposal to offer cash prizes to Los Angeles voters is dead – at least for next year’s city elections. Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson said this week that he wants more time to consider the idea of using money or other gifts to lure voters to the polls. For now, he is looking to persuade voters on March 3 to move city elections from odd- to even-numbered years -- when state and federal contests are held – beginning in 2020. “I don’t want to overload the public,” Wesson said. “So I think we’re just going to Venezuela to charge oppositionleader over alleged plot to kill Maduro Reuters, by Brian Ellsworth LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2014 6:47:40 PM Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado will be charged next week with involvement in an alleged plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, the state prosecutor´s office said on Wednesday. Ruling Socialist Party leaders in May accused a group of opposition activists including Machado of planning Maduro´s assassination to pave the way for a coup. Opposition critics dismissed the accusation as a charade based on forged documents. Machado, a former legislator and high-profile adversary of the government, helped spearhead three months of protests earlier this year. He will be formally charged Twitter to snoop onevery app on your phone Telegraph [UK], by Andrew Trotman LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2014 6:40:45 PM Twitter has revealed it will start collecting information on all the apps users have on their phones and tablets. The social network said the move would allow it to target Twitter users with adverts tailored to them. In a post on its help centre web page, Twitter said it would target people who use its app on all mobile devices that run Apple´s iOS and Google´s Android operating systems. "To help build a more personal Twitter experience for you, we are collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might be interested in," the company said.
What´s at Stake inMann v. National Review National Review Online, by Charles C. W. Cooke obviousity- 11/26/2014 6:40:16 PM Yesterday, in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s Judiciary Square, the D.C. Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the ongoing case of Michael Mann versus Free Speech. Mann, a professor at Penn State and the progenitor of the infamous “hockey stick,” is currently suing both National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute for having criticized his global-warming research and advocacy. Together, the two cases have raised a host of crucial First Amendment questions, among them: “At what point does harsh criticism become libel?”; “how robust may debate be within a free republic?”; and “can juries be expected to arbitrate genuine Jihadists funded by welfare benefits,senior police officer warns Telegraph [UK], by Peter Dominiczak & Tom Whitehead * LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2014 6:35:26 PM Britain´s benefits system is being abused to fund terrorism, a senior police officer has warned. Terri Nicholson, from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command unit, said that taxpayers’ money was being claimed fraudulently and used by terrorists in countries such as Iraq and Syria. She said there had been “a number of cases” recently of terrorists making fraudulent student loan claims to fund their activities. MPs described the prospect of British money being used to bankroll potential terrorist plots on British soil as “sickening”. Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons home affairs committee, said he would in the coming Global jihadists tweet in bidto recruit Ferguson protesters Fox News, by Steven Edwards ChipThome- 11/26/2014 6:10:36 PM Islamic jihadists worldwide have launched a barrage of recruitment messages amid the latest unrest in Ferguson, Mo., using Twitter accounts to call on African-Americans and others in the United States to join their cause. Some messages urge direct revolt against the U.S. government, while others evoke the names of former black leaders – among them Malcolm X – in a bid to convince people of color that living under an Islamic caliphate is in their best interests. “March against tyranny and arm yourselves against the true terrorists of our time: the US government,” says a tweet from a prominent Dutch jihadist in Steyn vs. Mann and the‘Toilet’ D.C. Justice System Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington obviousity- 11/26/2014 6:09:44 PM Mark Steyn is tired of the “toilet” D.C. justice system. And he still has a long way to go. More than two years have passed since Penn State University professor Michael Mann filed a defamation lawsuit against Steyn and other conservatives for criticizing his global warming research. At a hearing in the D.C. Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Steyn was just a spectator. He decided not to join his co-defendants National Review, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Rand Simberg in filing an appeal to get the lawsuit thrown out. Steyn wants a trial. “I took a decision not to appeal,”
White House, Congress Raided Hundredsof Millions from Anti-Bioterrorism Fund Daily Signal, by Melissa Quinn Judy W.- 11/26/2014 4:57:12 PM Congress and the Obama White House looked for billions of dollars a few years ago to offset the costs of a legal settlement with black farmers and American Indians, to increase education aid to the states and to develop a vaccine for swine flu. To get those billions, they looked to the same coffer: Project BioShield, a $5.6 billion fund created specifically to prepare America for a bioterrorist attack and develop treatments for deadly viruses such as Ebola. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., warned that the BioShield fund was not supposed to be raided as a source of “Monopoly money for
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Parents´ Watchdog Group:Virtually No Family-FriendlyShows Left on TV Cybercast News Service, by Barbara Hollingsworth - 11/26/2014 4:16:52 PM “There’s very little family programming left” on television, lamented Melissa Henson, director of grassroots and public education at the Parents Television Council (PTC). The non-partisan group, whose mission is to protect children from graphic sex, violence and profanity on TV, is urging consumers to “let your values be your guide” while shopping for the holidays. To help them, Henson recently compiled PTC’s annual list of “2014 Best and Worst Advertisers” in eight categories: fast food, beverages, clothing, general retail, personal items, groceries, computers and financial services. “In years past, we did the list based on how many green- or red-lighted Obama jokes about using executiveaction to pardon a turkey CBS News, by Rebecca Kaplan JoniTx- 11/26/2014 4:16:26 PM President Obama officially pardoned Cheese, of the turkey duo Mac and Cheese, on Wednesday to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday. It was a lighthearted event amid weeks of serious news from around the globe and the country, and Mr. Obama couldn´t resist ribbing Republicans who are furious about his recent move to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation with his executive authority. "I´m here to announce what I´m sure will be the most talked-about executive action this month," he said. "Today I am taking an action fully within my legal authority, the same kind of action taken by Democrats IRS staffers with tax debtseligible for bonuses The Hill (Washington DC), by Bernie Becker JoniTx- 11/26/2014 4:10:06 PM IRS staffers who owe back taxes will in some cases still be eligible for bonuses next year, the agency said this week. In a statement, the agency said it would keep employees who willfully skipped out on their taxes from getting performance awards, but would be more forgiving of those who made honest mistakes. John Koskinen, the IRS commissioner, announced a new round of bonuses this week for 2014, to be paid out early next year. “It’s important to remember that not everyone at the IRS is a tax expert — some work in non-tax specific areas in occupations ranging
ObamaCare: A legislative Trojan horse The Hill (Washington DC), by Luke Hilgemann JoniTx- 11/26/2014 4:07:07 PM With enrollment now open for ObamaCare’s second year, millions of Americans are getting a first look at what their healthcare future holds—namely higher prices and fewer choices. This may come as a surprise to ObamaCare’s new enrollees, who were promised exactly the opposite. But it isn’t a surprise to ObamaCare’s architects, who designed the law precisely so that Americans couldn’t know what it would do and how it would hurt them. In numerous videos that recently emerged, Jonathan Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and one of ObamaCare´s chief architects, explained the political calculus behind the law. San Francisco passes first-in-nation limits on worker schedules Politico, by Marianne LeVine - 11/26/2014 4:05:54 PM San Francisco is now the country’s first jurisdiction to limit how chain stores can alter their employees’ schedules. Other states and cities are considering similar statutory restraints. Work scheduling rules are therefore poised to follow localized minimum wage increases and paid leave mandates as the newest instance of state and local government stepping in to fill the void left by the decades-long decline of private-sector labor unions. (Snip)The Retail Workers Bill of Rights passed over strong objections from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. In a letter to Chiu, the Chamber’s Jim Lazarus protested the city’s interference in employer hour Venezuela soldiers caught crossingColombia border 2nd time in week Colombia Reports [Medellin, Colombia], by Victoria McKenzie - 11/26/2014 4:01:03 PM For the second time in little over a week, Colombian authorities arrested Venezuelan soldiers illegally crossing into neighbor territory. Three national guardsmen were caught on Tuesday entering the north Colombian state of Norte de Santander on motorcycle. The officials were held by Colombian migration officials, according to Semana magazine. The soldiers were reportedly in in pursuit of a vehicle when they were intercepted by authorities on the International Francisco de Paula Santander Bridge, near the Colombian border city of Cucuta. Six days ago, a group of six Venezuelan soldiers who claimed to be “lost” were also captured after crossing the Judge puts brakes on EPA’saction against Alaska’s Pebble Mine McClatchy News, by Sean Cockerham NorthernDog- 11/26/2014 3:55:44 PM WASHINGTON — A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from taking action against a massive Alaska mining project that the agency says could be catastrophic for the best run of wild salmon remaining on the planet. (Snip) Pebble alleges in its lawsuit that the EPA improperly collaborated with opponents of the mine to devise strategies and scientific justifications for blocking the project. The lawsuit claims the EPA secretly relied on mine critics to help the agency research and prepare a “patently biased” environmental assessment that determined the project could be devastating for the salmon
Obama unleashed: Defies GOP electionwins, moves in opposite direction McClatchy News, by David Lightman & Anita Kumar - 11/26/2014 3:53:56 PM WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has spent November acting with a defiant fury, moving with little regard for the message voters sent at the polls. Instead of reaching out to Republicans who won control of next year’s Congress Nov. 4, he’s charged ahead with initiatives that infuriate the victors, prompting critics to label him a “king” or “emperor.” Wednesday, the Obama administration began an effort aimed at easing smog-related pollution. Earlier this month, Obama took executive action on immigration and climate change. The White House has suggested he would block the Keystone XL pipeline. He’s vowed to have the federal government regulate Donors Give Ferguson Bakery More Than$90,000 To Repair Vandalized Shop Daily Caller, by Paul Conner - 11/26/2014 3:44:02 PM It’s time for some good news out of Ferguson, Missouri. Donors from across the country have donated more than $90,000 in support of a local bakery that was damaged during Monday night’s violent riots after the Darren Wilson grand jury announcement. The bakery, Natalie’s Cake’s & More, is owned by Natalie Dubose and sits at 100 S. Florissant Road in Ferguson. Vandals broke the shop’s main windows and damaged the baking materials late Monday and early Tuesday after officials announced that the police officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown would not be indicted. Two people who heard of Dubose’s plight on Twitter started Military reviewing Bergdahl report includingrecommendations on whether punishment applies Fox News, by Justin Fishel - 11/26/2014 3:33:11 PM Nearly five months after the release of Taliban prisoner Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the military has yet to release a report on Bergdahl leaving his Afghanistan post in 2009 that also makes recommendations on whether he should be punished. The Pentagon says it is not holding up the decision, though the review by Army Gen. Kenneth Dahl was finished in early October. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, recently acknowledged the report has been completed and said it is under review. “As you know, in this building that can sometimes take a while, especially for major investigations like Exclusive -- Congressional Research Service:Congress Has Power to Block Funding forObama´s Executive Amnesty Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle - 11/26/2014 3:27:02 PM The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has concluded that House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) is wrong, and that Congress can in fact block funding for President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty order. “In light of Congress’s constitutional power over the purse, the Supreme Court has recognized that ‘Congress may always circumscribe agency discretion to allocate resources by putting restrictions in the operative statutes,’” the CRS, a legislative authority on Capitol Hill, wrote in a report sent to incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). “Where Congress has done so, ‘an agency is not free simply to disregard
Shakespeare Folio Discovered in France New York Times, by Jennifer Schuessler StormCnter- 11/26/2014 3:11:15 PM First folios of Shakespeare’s plays are among the world’s rarest books, intensely scrutinized by scholars for what their sometimes-minute variations — each copy is different — reveal about the playwright’s intentions. Now a previously unknown folio has surfaced at a small library in northern France, bringing the world’s known total of surviving first folios to 233. “This is huge,” said Eric Rasmussen, an American Shakespeare expert who traveled to France over the weekend to authenticate the volume. “First folios don’t turn up very often, and when they do, it’s usually a really chewed up, uninteresting copy. But this one is magnificent.” The book Top Republican: IRS planning bonusesfor employees who owe taxes Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio KarenJ1- 11/26/2014 3:08:07 PM A top Senate Republican is fuming over an announcement by Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen that he plans to hand out bonuses to union and non-union members who work for the agency, potentially including those who owe back taxes. “It’s no wonder the American people find it hard to believe the IRS needs more money when the agency fails to collect back taxes from their own employees and instead rewards them with bonuses,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who is likely to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee in January. “American families have been doing more with less for far Officer Darren WilsonDiscusses His Personal Life ABC News, by Dan Good StormCnter- 11/26/2014 2:50:05 PM Police Officer Darren Wilson, who has been in seclusion since the fatal shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, revealed to "Good Morning America" today that he and his new wife are expecting a baby. Wilson, 28, had earlier told GMA anchor George Stephanopoulos that he had gotten married since the Aug. 9 shooting that has rocked Ferguson and much of the country. In an installment of the exclusive interview interview released today, Wilson mentioned that his wife is pregnant. Wilson was cleared by a grand jury Monday of any crime in the shooting death of Brown, a decision that has roiled Ferguson and prompted raucous protests in cities across the country. Exclusive: Darren Wilson´s friends demand that´star´ witness in Michael Brown case be chargedwith PERJURY for his ´hands up, don´t shoot lie´after grand jury rejects teen´s version of events Daily Mail [UK], by Daniel Bates KarenJ1- 11/26/2014 2:46:54 PM Close friends of Darren Wilson have called for the star witness in the Michael Brown shooting to be charged for lying about what he saw. Two of the Ferguson police officer’s best friends told MailOnline that Dorian Johnson - who was next to Brown at the time - should be arrested for his statements in numerous TV interviews he made days afterwards. They say that he made up the claim that Brown had his hands up which kickstarted the ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ protest movement. For his part Johnson told the grand jury that the whole process has left him feeling ‘victimized’. He also
Ferguson ‘witness’ account wascolorful. But was it true? Washington Post, by Ellen Nakashima JoniTx- 11/26/2014 2:46:51 PM Of all the 60 witnesses who testified before the Ferguson grand jury in the case of the fatal shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown, one offered a particularly vivid account that bolstered police officer Darren Wilson’s version of events. Brown, the witness said, “dived in” to Wilson’s patrol SUV, “lunging” into the car till he was waist-in. She said she saw Wilson “getting punched by Brown,” and that Brown’s fist “kept going up and down.” She said Brown was “running right at the cop like a football player, head down.” But the woman, whose name was redacted from documents released by Does anyone want this job? Politico, by Austin Wright & Michael Hirsh StormCnter- 11/26/2014 2:44:52 PM Who can follow Chuck Hagel? Who would want to? At least two leading contenders have already ruled themselves out. Michèle Flournoy, the former undersecretary of defense for policy who now runs the Center for a New American Security, dropped out Tuesday. And a spokesman for Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said he “does not wish to be considered for secretary of defense or any other Cabinet position.” To understand why Flournoy and others are dropping out of the running for secretary of defense, just think about the job description: You’ll be working for a president who once declared that he was Michael Brown´s father: ´Theycrucified his character´ CNN, by Josh Levs JoniTx- 11/26/2014 2:42:08 PM Michael Brown´s father says a grand jury´s decision not to indict the officer who killed his son changes his view of America. "I was upset. I didn´t understand," Michael Brown Sr. said in a conversation with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday on MSNBC. He asked Michael Brown Sr. how he felt about the prosecutor attacking "the character of the victim.""They crucified his character," Brown said.(Snip) In the interview, Brown did not cite any specific comments McCulloch had made. "For people that don't even know my son, they probably wish they did," he said, adding that he feels "empty" from the experience. "I'm just crushed." Time Magazine Op-Ed:‘In Defense Of Rioting’ Daily Caller, by Alex Griswold KarenJ1- 11/26/2014 2:22:57 PM It isn’t too often you see the national media openly praising violence and rioters (unless they’re MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow). But Time Magazine has taken the plunge, publishing a column by freelance journalist Darlena Cunha entitled “Ferguson: In Defense Of Rioting.” “The violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., are part of the American experience,” the subheadline reads. “Peaceful protesting is a luxury only available to those safely in mainstream culture.” Riots, Cunha writes, are a “necessary part of the evolution of society. Unfortunately, we do not live in a universal utopia where people have the basic human rights they deserve simply for existing, Poll: Half say Obamaimmigration actions ´about right´ The Hill [Washington, DC], by Peter Sullivan KarenJ1- 11/26/2014 2:17:26 PM Half of the public says President Obama´s new actions to defer deportations are "about right," compared to only a quarter who say they go "too far," according to a CNN/ORC poll. The question describes Obama´s action, announced last week, to remove the threat of deportation from some people in the country illegally and allow them to apply for a work permit. Fifty percent say this plan is "about right," 26 percent say it goes "too far," and 22 percent say it goes "not far enough." Obama´s actions have met strong resistance from Republicans, who are mapping out strategies to fight
EPA unveils contentious planto tighten ozone standards The Hill [Washington, DC], by Timothy Cama KarenJ1- 11/26/2014 2:00:07 PM The Obama administration unveiled an ambitious plan Wednesday that it said would improve public health by slashing the ozone pollution that causes smog. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy framed the update to the ground-level ozone standard as an imperative, bringing agency rules in line with the latest science to protect the nation’s most vulnerable populations from a range of respiratory illnesses including asthma. “Bringing ozone pollution standards in line with the latest science will clean up our air, improve access to crucial air quality information, and protect those most at-risk,” McCarthy said in a statement Wednesday morning. “It empowers the 51 Arrested In Boston FergusonProtests, Trooper Bitten CBS 4 (Boston MA), Associated Press, by Staff JoniTx- 11/26/2014 1:58:49 PM State Police say 51 people were arrested in Boston late Tuesday night during protests of a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. All but one were turned over to Boston police for booking Wednesday, most on disorderly conduct charges. One state trooper was hurt when he was bitten on the wrist by a protester, according to police. He was treated at the scene. An estimated 1,500 people marched from Dudley Square in the Roxbury down Massachusetts Avenue to the South Bay. Officers blocked a ramp leading to Interstate 93 Jobless claims surge to 11-week high Market Watch, by Jeffry Bartash NorthernDog- 11/26/2014 1:58:23 PM WASHINGTON — The number of people who applied for new unemployment benefits in the week before Thanksgiving jumped to an 11-week high and topped the 300,000 mark for the first time since early September, fresh government data showed Wednesday. Initial jobless claims leaped by 21,000 to 313,000 in the week ended Nov. 22, the Labor Department said. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast claims to total a seasonally adjusted 288,000. The number of new applicants seeking benefits had lingered below the key 300,000 mark for more than two months until the surprising spike in late November. The increase could be Prosecutors laud McCulloch forhandling of police-shooting probe Bloomberg News, by Christie Smythe JoniTx- 11/26/2014 1:54:11 PM NEW YORK — The Missouri prosecutor who oversaw the grand jury probe of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson won praise from his peers for what they said was appropriate handling of a tough job under difficult circumstances. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, whose announcement and lengthy explanation of the grand jury´s findings two days ago touched off violent protests in Ferguson, "handled it perfectly" in conducting the investigation and disclosing the results, said William I. Aronwald, a former assistant district attorney and federal prosecutor in New York. "This was a very racially charged, racially sensitive, high-profile case," Aronwald National Review Editor: BanObama From Delivering Stateof the Union Address New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait JoniTx- 11/26/2014 1:48:15 PM Congressional Republicans have found themselves completely stymied by President Obama’s executive action on immigration. There’s no bill for them to vote down, they lack the votes for impeachment, and shutting down the government never works. National Review editor Rich Lowry has suggested an innovative new way for Republicans to express their displeasure: ban President Obama from delivering the State of the Union Address: “If I were John Boehner,” he said, referring to the House speaker, “I’d say to the president: ‘Send us your State of the Union in writing. You’re not welcome in our chamber.’ ” Well, that is new. Holder: Federal Ferguson ProbesMoving Ahead ‘Rigorouslyand in Timely Manner’ PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson JoniTx- 11/26/2014 1:42:45 PM Attorney General Eric Holder said the federal investigations into the shooting of Michael Brown and the Ferguson police will be conducted “rigorously and in a timely manner so we can move forward as expeditiously as we can to restore trust, to rebuild understanding and to foster cooperation between law enforcement and community members.” Holder said Tuesday that he’s been continuously briefed on “events in and around Ferguson.” “I was disappointed that some members of the community resorted to violence rather than respecting what I thought were the really heartfelt words of Michael Brown Sr. and the wishes he expressed about
The Riddle of The Dorian Johnson’sQuid Pro Quo – August 13th FBIInterrogation, and Missing Statement… Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance KarenJ1- 11/26/2014 12:02:22 PM According to Saint Louis Prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, the Grand Jury was given ALL the evidence, including all of the witness statements during their investigative inquiry. McCulloch went out of his way to state local investigators and the FBI shared ALL of their information/evidence during their investigation into the Mike Brown shooting. Additionally, McCulloch went one step further and stated that ALL of the witness statements, recorded and transcribed, would be open for media review. OK, so where’s this one? Dorian Johnson giving a statement to the FBI on August 13th in the law office of his attorney. Strange, but I don’t find this Obama, Holder Could HaveProtected Ferguson KarenJ1- 11/26/2014 11:52:15 AM Leadership: In ways possible for no one else, a black president and a black attorney general could have quelled the latest violence in Ferguson, Mo. Instead, they invited mayhem. Clay Risen, author of "A Nation in Flames: America in the Wake of the King Assassination," wrote in Smithsonian magazine that the 1968 Martin Luther King riots forced President Johnson to realize "he had naively hoped that a massive assault of federal spending would relieve conditions in the ghetto overnight." "When 125 cities erupted over one weekend, he had to confront the fact that nothing he had done seemed to have had an I warned Bill I’d walk if hehad affairs: Clinton adviser New York Post, by Leonard Greene Drive- 11/26/2014 11:48:36 AM No one said anything about after the campaign. A top aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton said she warned Bill Clinton during the 1992 presidential race that she would walk out and take the whole staff with her if there were any new bimbo eruptions during the campaign. “I told him if I found him having sex on the campaign, he was dead, that I was leaving and taking everybody with me,” said Clinton adviser Susan Thomases. “I said, ‘You’re stupid enough to blow this whole presidential thing over your d–k. And if that turns out to be true, buddy, I’m going home,
White House lets public choosewhich gobbler Obama pardonsfor Thanksgiving: Mac or Cheese? Associated Press, by Darlene Superville Scottyboy- 11/26/2014 11:36:39 AM WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but which of two gobblers will get the presidential pass? Will it be Mac? Or is it Cheese? The White House was running an online contest until Wednesday afternoon to let the public decide which of the two nearly 50-pound birds from an Ohio farm will be named the National Thanksgiving Turkey. Unlike thousands of other turkeys across the country this week, the winner of this competition will be spared from the inside of an oven or deep fryer. The tradition actually is for both turkeys to be spared. After the presidential pardon is Latin American Leaders Laud Obama’s‘Act of Justice’ on Immigration PJ Media, by Bill Straub KarenJ1- 11/26/2014 11:32:55 AM WASHINGTON – Leaders from across Latin America expressed both their support and appreciation for President Obama’s decision to implement immigration standards that will offer some relief to about 5 million undocumented workers who have crossed into the United States. Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina told reporters in Guatemala City that the executive order signed by Obama that would, among other things, permit the alien parents of children born in the U.S. as long as they meet certain requirements should benefit 100,000 Guatemalans. “We are grateful and we endorse the decisions made by President Obama,” Perez Molina said at a press conference. The Guatemalan Evidence: Brown’s DNA Was onInterior Door Handle of Police Vehicle Cybercast News Service, by Brittany M. Hughes - 11/26/2014 11:25:58 AM DNA Analysis Report released Monday night following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown shows Brown’s DNA was on the interior driver’s-side door handle of Wilson’s police vehicle. That evidence matches with Wilson’s story that Brown reached inside the car and attacked him. Many DNA samples were taken from the scene where Wilson shot and killed Brown, including from the exterior and interior of Wilson’s police vehicle. ISIS allegedly kills Syrianmen for being gay New York Daily News, by Corinne Lestch Scottyboy- 11/26/2014 11:24:39 AM ISIS terrorists have allegedly executed two people in Syria for being gay, according to reports. Two Syrian men, ages 18 and 20, were separately stoned to death — the first report that the Islamic State killed someone for their sexual orientation since militants took hold of the region over the summer, the International Business Times reported. The first man was stoned to death in the Deir el-Zour town of Mayadeen, which borders Iraq, after the intolerant terrorists found cell phone videos that showed the victim “practicing indecent acts with males,” according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The second man was reportedly
´I don´t think he wanted to kill my son but hewanted to kill someone´: Michael Brown´sparents´ react after Darren Wilson says hehas a ´clear conscience´ about teen´s death Daily Mail [UK], by Louise Boyle KarenJ1- 11/26/2014 11:19:34 AM Michael Brown´s parents reacted in anger to Officer Darren Wilson´s first interview on Wednesday, saying: ´I don´t think he wanted to kill my son but he wanted kill someone.´ The teenager´s parents, Michael Brown Sr and Lesley McSpadden, spoke to CBS alongside their lawyer Benjamin Crump a day after Wilson said he was only doing his job on the day he killed the unarmed teen and that now, he wanted to get on with a ´normal life´. Ms McSpadden said: ´He [Wilson] says that his conscience is clear. How can your conscience be clear after killing somebody even after it was accidental Hillary Clinton’s DeafeningSilence On Ferguson New York Observer, by Lincoln Mitchell Scottyboy- 11/26/2014 11:17:07 AM The frustrations that we’ve seen,” said President Obama in a statement yesterday about recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, “are not just about a particular incident.(snip) The voice most glaringly absent in recent days has been that of Hillary Clinton. Ms. Clinton the front-running non-candidate for the Democratic nomination for President has, in recent months, not been shy about offering opinions about Ukraine, Isis or President Obama’s various foreign policy foibles, but for some reason has not had very much to say about the grand jury’s decision or the demonstrations that followed that decision. This is a reflection of Ms. Clinton’s Obama Disappoints the BlackCommunity and the Country Fiscal Times, by Liz Peek Drive- 11/26/2014 11:09:50 AM President Obama dropped the ball in Ferguson-- not by interjecting himself into the scene during the riots, but by ignoring the plight of struggling communities like Ferguson across the U.S. that teeter on the edge of poverty. Rather than pursuing policies that might have given African-Americans hope that they might finally progress, along with the rest of the country, Obama has pursued a progressive agenda aimed at building his political fortunes and his legacy. Ferguson, where unemployment more than doubled over the past decade to more than 13 percent, needs jobs. The African-American community has conspicuously lagged the rest of the Reporters Attacked, Robbed atGunpoint in Ferguson Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket mitzi- 11/26/2014 11:05:29 AM Four freelance reporters were robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday night around 8 p.m., when they attempted to shoot video at the Canfield Drive memorial, a street off of West Florissant Avenue, the Daily Riverfront Times reports. (snip) "Fifteen to twenty males followed us with guns and hammers out," confirmed DiPaola. "Every single one of them had masks on." DiPaola, Molli, and their colleagues escaped on foot, telling the Daily RFT that a church group, who just happened to be in the neighborhood delivering Thanksgiving turkeys, helped the journalists and took them to a police checkpoint.
Fmr Obama Aides Lash Out at Schumer Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper mitzi- 11/26/2014 10:53:22 AM New York senator Chuck Schumer criticized President Obama´s passage of Obamacare. It "made no political sense," Schumer complained yesterday at the National Press Club. “Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them.” The White House politely responded by praising its actions. "I’d say if you want to have a conversation about the Affordable Care Act, we should, because we believe strongly the Affordable Care Act is working," said deputy press secretary Eric Schultz yesterday. But then some former Obama aides took to Twitter to lash out at the prominent New York senator. In particular, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, About That Gloating From Mexico Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial - 11/26/2014 10:40:01 AM Immigration: Mexico´s President Enrique Pena Nieto hailed President Obama´s amnesty, richly suggesting he´d done us a favor by letting millions come here. But those amnesty beneficiaries fled his nation´s failure. He should be red-faced with shame. It wasn´t just the open-borders lobby whooping it up in Vegas after President Obama unilaterally suspended deportations for 4.8 million illegal immigrants, a move that was overwhelmingly opposed by the newly elected Congress, law-abiding U.S. citizens and foreigners patiently waiting in long legal immigration lines. Mexico´s President Enrique Pena Nieto got his high fives in, too, declaring at a conference in Mexico, "I want to publicly Woman in 2005 civil rape suitagainst Cosby comes forward New York Post, by Tara Palmeri SoCalGal- 11/26/2014 10:38:53 AM A woman who claims she was one of the 12 “Jane Does” to testify against Bill Cosby in a 2005 civil rape case came forward Tuesday for the first time in an interview with The Post. Donna Motsinger, 73, known as Jane Doe No. 8 in the suit filed by former Temple University athletics director Andrea Constand, said she’s now speaking up about being drugged and raped 43 years ago because she feels like a “coward” for not sharing her story. “I feel guilty not telling my story,” Motsinger said from her home in Taos, NM. “I’m a coward over here. Those The Ferguson Fraud Politico, by Rich Lowry Drive- 11/26/2014 10:37:31 AM The bitter irony of the Michael Brown case is that if he had actually put his hands up and said don´t shoot, he would almost certainly be alive today. His family would have been spared an unspeakable loss, and Ferguson, Missouri wouldn´t have experienced multiple bouts of rioting, including the torching of at least a dozen businesses the night it was announced that Officer Darren Wilson wouldn´t be charged with a crime. Instead, the credible evidence (i.e., the testimony that doesn´t contradict itself or the physical evidence) suggests that Michael Brown had no interest in surrendering. After committing an act of
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg HasStent Implanted, Supreme Court Says Bloomberg News, by Greg Stohr Scottyboy- 11/26/2014 10:32:55 AM U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a stent implanted to address a coronary blockage and is “resting comfortably” in a Washington-area hospital, the court said in a statement. Ginsburg, 81, experienced discomfort while exercising last night, the court said. She is expected to be released in the next 48 hours, the court said. Venezuela, Mexico, Russiacoordinate stance ahead ofOPEC meeting El Universal* [Caracas, Venezuela], by Staff - 11/26/2014 10:28:58 AM The representatives of Venezuela, Mexico, and Russia before the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met on Tuesday in Vienna to coordinate their position two days ahead of a crucial OPEC meeting, in the context of a dramatic fall in oil prices. The Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Rafael Ramírez, joined the representatives of two non-OPEC countries: Mexican and Russian Energy Ministers, Pedro Coldwell and Alexandre Novak, respectively, seeking to "coordinate stances" to push for oil output cuts, a source close to the Venezuelan delegation told AFP. Ramírez has adamantly advocated cuts in OPEC output in order to halt tumbling crude oil prices, which Confirmed: Valerie JarrettKeeping In Touch With Gov.Nixon During Ferguson Fiasco Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering mitzi- 11/26/2014 10:14:18 AM Missouri Governor Jay Nixon adamantly denies that the White House pressured him to resist sending in the National Guard in response to violent protesters unhappy with the Michael Brown shooting decision. It is clear, however, that Nixon has been in close contact with President Obama´s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett as the chaotic situation unfolded. According to the White House, Jarrett spoke with Nixon the first night of the protests as well as the morning after. Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz confirmed that Jarrett received “updates” from Nixon, “promising to stay in close touch” as the situation continued. “Valerie spoke to Ferguson: In Defense of Rioting Time, by Darlena Cunha zoidberg- 11/26/2014 10:08:19 AM When a police officer shoots a young, unarmed black man in the streets, then does not face indictment, anger in the community is inevitable. It’s what we do with that anger that counts. In such a case, is rioting so wrong? Riots are a necessary part of the evolution of society. Unfortunately, we do not live in a universal utopia where people have the basic human rights they deserve simply for existing, and until we get there, the legitimate frustration, sorrow and pain of the marginalized voices will boil over, spilling out into our streets. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullochfaces new criticism over Ferguson case Associated Press, by Staff NorthernDog- 11/26/2014 9:41:24 AM FERGUSON, Mo. -- He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn´t match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old. (Snip) Attorneys for Brown´s family and activists said Tuesday that everything from how evidence was presented to the grand jury to the way McCulloch delivered the news of its decision bolstered their belief that the outcome was predetermined by McCulloch, who has deep family roots and relationships with
Carson: Race RelationsWorse Under Obama Breitbart TV, by Ian Hanchett Drive- 11/26/2014 9:33:51 AM Dr. Ben Carson, author of "One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America´s Future" argued that race relations were worse under President Obama on Tuesday´s "Hugh Hewitt Show." "I actually believe that things were better before this president was elected. And I think that things have gotten worse because of his unusual emphasis [on race]" he stated. Carson cited Obama´s criticism of the police in the Henry Louis Gates incident and his remarks that his son would look like Trayvon Martin and accused the president and other progressives of trying to "manipulate, particularly minority communities to make them feel that The Rule of Memo American Thinker, by Robert Potts - 11/26/2014 9:18:12 AM Turn now to the President’s “executive action” on immigration. What did he do? (snip)Wow. Some executive order. Except there isn’t one. Check the White House web site under the section “Presidential Actions.”The most recent executive order is one from October 17, on consumer financial transactions. What the President signed on Friday, November 21 were two memoranda, setting up a task force and directing government officials to recommend improvements in the immigration system. Is it possible that significant changes in immigration law and policy are being implemented by memo? Seems like it. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson signed 11 Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacarein 2010 Was a Mistake National Journal, by Sarah Mimms Drive- 11/26/2014 8:52:30 AM Sen. Chuck Schumer upbraided his own party Tuesday for pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress in 2010. While Schumer emphasized during a speech at the National Press Club that he supports the law and that its policies "are and will continue to be positive changes," he argued that the Democrats acted wrongly in using their new mandate after the 2008 election to focus on the issue rather than the economy at the height of a terrible recession. "After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle-class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus, but unfortunately Democrats Car plows throughFerguson protesters New York Post, by Staff Drive- 11/26/2014 8:49:22 AM MINNEAPOLIS — A rally in Minneapolis turned scary when a car hit and then drove through several protesters. Several hundred people gathered Tuesday afternoon near the 3rd Precinct police outpost to show solidarity with Michael Brown. Helicopter footage from KSTP-TV showed the car pushing through protesters and driving over at least one. A woman suffered minor injuries. The driver of the car called police soon after to report the incident, the Associated Press reported. Police said the incident is under investigation. Journalist on leave after tanglewith secretive ‘NXIVM’ group Capital New York, by Joe Pompeo Drive- 11/26/2014 8:46:48 AM Respected Albany reporter James Odato has taken a leave of absence from the city’s Times Union newspaper—a move that appears to be related to a lawsuit involving his in-depth coverage of a secretive personal development organization. For several years, the long-serving Times Union investigative journalist has produced a series of articles about the company, called NXIVM. Pronounced like "Nexium" and purporting to "help transform and, ultimately, be an expression of the noble civilization of humans," the group has been subject to high-profile media scrutiny largely because of its connections to the Bronfman beverage dynasty. NXIVM´s controversial co-founder, Keith Raniere, has the reputation Millions Promised forEbola Not Adding Up Daily Beast, by Abby Haglage Drive- 11/26/2014 8:44:43 AM Of the countries that promised money to fight Ebola, little has been delivered: 7 percent of China’s $122 million pledge, 17 percent of the $265 million promised by the EU, and 43 percent of the United States’ $572 million. “Countries have promised resources to fight Ebola. Which have delivered?” It’s this question that inspired nonprofit ONE.org to create an Ebola tracker to figure out just that. While the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN, and the World Bank have data on the dollar figures associated with each pledge, no one had taken the time to figure out how
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Black Mob Violence Now a Sickness American Thinker, by Colin Flaherty magnante- 11/26/2014 8:14:55 AM Thank you, Ferguson: Thanks to you we learned that black mob violence is now a sickness -- not just a problem. And no one is sicker than the reporters who ignore, condone, excuse, and even encourage it, as we learned from the latest riot. For reporters, Mike Brown has always been a moving target: At first the Gentle Giant was cut down for no reason whatsoever. Reporters ate it up and black mob violence followed. When that fairy tale evaporated, they replaced it -- with ease. The day after the riot ,on "Morning Joe", I learned from a black reporter that because the district At OPEC Meeting, Saudi ArabiaStares Down Texas and North Dakota Bloomberg Businessweek, by Matthew Philips PageTurner- 11/26/2014 8:02:32 AM On Thanksgiving Day, what used to be the world’s most powerful oil cartel will gather in Vienna to decide how much oil to produce. Right around the time that the Bears and Lions are getting underway at in Detroit, delegates of the 12-member Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will finish a closed-door meeting and announce to the world how much oil they intend to collectively pump over the next year. In another setting, a group of people who sell the same product getting together to talk about ways to manipulate prices would be seen as blatant collusion. But this is 2,500 new documents ID´d inWhite House-IRS taxpayerharassment cases Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard - 11/26/2014 7:54:27 AM In a shocking revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents that “potentially” show taxpayer information held by the Internal Revenue Service being shared with President Obama’s White House. The discovery was revealed to the group Cause of Action, which has sued for access to any of the documents. It charges that the IRS and White House have harassed taxpayers. In an email from the Justice Department’s tax office, an official revealed the high number of documents, suggesting that the White House was hip deep in probes of taxpayers, likely including conservatives and Tea Party groups associated with
Obama´s Parallel Universe FrontPage, by Kenneth R. Timmerman Judy W.- 11/26/2014 7:36:16 AM You’ve got to hand it to Obama. He is no slouch when it comes to redefining reality. He can look at an elephant and proclaim it a donkey without a bat of the eye. Or in the case of Iran, look at spinning centrifuges and see no threat. Over the weekend he told George Stephanapolous that the nuclear deal with Iran, which his negotiators extended for another eight months on Monday without a single concession from Iran, has “definitely stopped Iran’s nuclear program from advancing.” Welcome to Obama’s Parallel Universe. Iran continues to spin centrifuges and expand its stockpiles of enriched uranium. It continues Holder: ´Disappointed´ byViolence in Ferguson Associated Press, by Eric Tucker PageTurner- 11/26/2014 7:25:00 AM WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury´s decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. "It is clear, I think, that acts of violence threaten to drown out those who have legitimate voices, legitimate demonstrators," Holder told reporters. "Those acts of violence cannot and will not be condoned." Holder said he was encouraged by some of the peaceful demonstrations in the suburban St. Louis city and by those protesters who discouraged others from rioting, calling them "heroes, in my mind." The attorney general Ferguson: A Sorry ShowingBy Local Leaders, Too Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial PageTurner- 11/26/2014 6:51:14 AM Local Leadership: The president wasn´t the only disappointment on the night rioters mauled Ferguson. State and local officials also fell short, calling to mind Eric Hoffer´s observations about the fragility of institutions. As midnight rioters started to trash, burn and loot mostly black-owned shops, National Guardsmen sent by the governor and the supposedly oppressive local police they were rioting against were on the scene. But rather than use force, the police just stood by, with one officer pleading pathetically from a loudspeaker: "You need to stop destroying the city of Ferguson." No surprise, he was ignored. Obama must be ready touse force against Iran toend nuclear standoff Telegraph [UK], by Tom Rogan - 11/26/2014 6:42:30 AM President Rouhani is the face, Ayatollah Khamenei is the master. When negotiating with a theological absolutist, excessive flexibility is not a good idea. And yet abundant flexibility is the cornerstone of Barack Obama’s present negotiating strategy. On Monday evening in Vienna, John Kerry announced a seven-month extension to the nuclear negotiations. He claimed it’s the common-sense approach. It´s not. It’s a grievous error. With another deadline expired, Khamenei is empowered. Recognising President Obama’s desperation, Khamenei has realised that waiting will bring no new penalties, and he is refusing to authorise Rouhani to make real concessions. And while some claim the negotiations
How a false media narrativemade Ferguson worse Fox News, by Howard Kurtz Flyright- 11/26/2014 6:33:04 AM It was a split-screen spectacle, the president of the United States appealing for calm while Ferguson was starting to erupt in flames.As Obama was saying “there is inevitably going to be some negative reaction, and it will make for good TV,” the images of tear gas and looting were competing for attention. I don’t know that anything the president said at that point could have deterred the protestors and agitators after no indictment was returned, and here’s why: They were reacting to a media narrative that hardened into cement soon after the tragedy. And we now know that narrative was Two FBI agents have been shotin St. Louis during a siege at aresidential home close to protests Daily Mail [UK], by Ted Thornhill - 11/26/2014 6:32:19 AM Two FBI agents have been shot in St. Louis, near riot-ravaged Ferguson, after attending a siege at someone´s home. The agents were injured by gunfire early on Wednesday morning after racing to investigate reports of a person barricaded inside a house on the intersection of North Hanley Road and Monroe Avenue. The shooting occurred at 3.15am with the agents suffering non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is a 33-year-old man, according to Fox TV´s John Pertzborn, but it´s not known if the incident is connected to the protests happening a few miles away. News of the shooting comes after a second night of rioting in Sickening moment hit-and-run driver smashesthrough crowd of Ferguson protesters anddrags woman 20 feet under his FRONT WHEEL -as American cities demonstrate for a second night Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Jane Evans Attercliffe- 11/26/2014 6:25:36 AM This is the sickening moment a hit-and-run driver smashed into a crowd of Ferguson protesters in Minnesota, before dragging a woman 20 feet under his front wheel and running over her leg. The motorist, who has not been identified, was captured on video speeding toward the group in a dark-colored Subaru Outback during a march and rally in Minneapolis on Tuesday afternoon. He plowed into demonstrators, before smashing into a woman and carrying her along the road under his front-left wheel, while another protester who also struck by the vehicle desperately clung to its hood. As bystanders screamed loudly and EXCLUSIVE: Michael Brown’s cousin emergesfrom police station after her arrest amid ugly
scenes as protesters rampage through Ferguson
Daily Mail [UK], by Daniel Bates Attercliffe- 11/26/2014 6:17:15 AM One of Michael Brown´s cousins, Sabrina Webb, has been pictured emerging from custody after being arrested during disturbances in Ferguson on Tuesday night. An eyewitness said that she didn´t seem at all upset when she walked out of the Justice Center in Clayton, a suburb in St.Louis, at around 1.30am on Wednesday and vowed to go back to the protests. Sabrina, who spent a short time on the phone when she was released, did not reveal whether she had been charged with anything, but said she was arrested at 9.30pm on Tuesday evening at the Ferguson Police Department.
Ebola nurse Amber Vinson asks bridal shop
that had to close for weeks after her visit
for a refund on her bridesmaid dresses
Associated Press*, by Staff MissMolly- 11/26/2014 5:45:40 AM A nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola has asked the bridal shop that was forced to close for weeks after her visit for a $480 refund on her bridesmaid dresses. Amber Vinson, who has since recovered, was working in Dallas, Texas when she contracted the disease but - unaware she had it - she traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to plan her wedding. She went to Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal in Akron with her bridesmaids and put in an order - but her visit later forced the shop to close for weeks, losing the owners tens of thousands of dollars. Her attorney has Temperamentally yours Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery MissMolly- 11/26/2014 5:40:13 AM In their public lives, presidents have to hone their skills at facing disaster — see “midterm elections, 1994, 2006” — but the coping skills developed by President Obama are, one may say, unique. Piqued by the results of the midterm elections, he denies that they happened, as the feelings of the millions who voted against him and his party matter much less than those who skipped voting completely. He believes (or assumes) that they all prefer him. He may be unaware he is opening a large can of worms for future elections, as every loser can now add the numbers of Twitter Shuts Down Charles Johnson’s
Account After Report on Louis Head
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft StormCnter- 11/26/2014 5:34:44 AM The New York Times was allowed to publish the address of a police officer in a murder trial. But tonight journalist Charles Johnson had his Twitter account suspended after he tweeted about Michael Brown’s step-dad Louis Head. Yesterday Louis Head incited a riot by telling protesters – “Let’s burn this b*tch down!” Tonight Charles Johnson reported that Louis Head was a former Blood gangbanger. (Snip for graphic)It must have upset the Twitterverse. Late tonight his Twitter account was suspended. Turkeys Washington Free Beacon, by David Rutz StormCnter- 11/26/2014 5:29:47 AM The Democratic Party had a really bad 2014. Somehow, it got worse. President Obama admitted in August that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in battling the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, just months after dismissing the organization as a mere “JV team.” Vice President Joe Biden, in an impressive feat even for him, managed to offend Jews and Asians in the span of one day, and he also referred to Africa as a “nation.” Soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) also offended Asians when he joked he had trouble “keeping my Wongs straight” at the
Obama: Americans Have No
Right To Favor Americans
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro StormCnter- 11/26/2014 5:25:30 AM The only Americans who can legitimately object to immigration are native Indian-Americans, President Barack Obama told his Chicago audience Nov. 24, as he made an impassioned ideological plea for endless immigration, cultural diversity and a big government to manage the resulting multicultural society. “There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks,’ even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans,” Obama said, rhetorically dismissing the right of 300 million actual Americans to decide who can live in their homeland. Americans should not Our giant welfare state Washington Post, by Robert J. Samuelson StormCnter- 11/26/2014 5:20:57 AM We Americans pride ourselves on not having a “welfare state.” We’re not like Europeans. We’re more individualistic and self-reliant, and although we may have a “social safety net” to protect people against unpredictable personal and societal tragedies, we explicitly repudiate a comprehensive welfare state as inherently un-American. Dream on. Call it a massive case of national self-deception. Indeed, judged by how much of their national income countries devote to social spending, we have the world’s second-largest welfare state — just behind France. This is not just conjecture. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — a group of wealthy nations — has Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How
Airlines Engineer You Out of Room
Daily Beast, by Clive Irving StormCnter- 11/26/2014 5:16:32 AM The rears of planes are becoming hell with smaller, harder seats to jam as many passengers in as possible. Meanwhile, first class has never been more opulent. Some 24.6 million people (equal to the whole population of Australia) will be heading down the aisle toward a seat on an American airline during this Thanksgiving holiday. That’s an average 31,000 a day more than last year— including international and domestic flights as Americans wing their way home from far and not so far. And, depending on whether they turn left or right at the door, they’re going to find increasingly different levels Barack Obama, Troll National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg StormCnter- 11/26/2014 5:05:59 AM Maybe President Obama is just trolling? For those who don’t know, in Internet parlance, trolling is an effort to elicit outrage from a specific group or the public generally. As the always useful — but not always G-rated, or spell-checked — Urban Dictionary explains, “Trolling requires deceiving [sic]; any trolling that doesn’t involve decieving [sic] someone isn’t trolling at all; it’s just stupid.” (Pro tip: When spelling “deceiving,” remember it’s “i before e except after c.”) The definition continues: “As such, your victim must not know that you are trolling; if he does, you are an unsuccesful [sic] troll.” I don’t like Legal scholars praise Ferguson grand
jury for fairness beyond the norm
Washington Times, by Kellan Howell MissMolly- 11/26/2014 5:01:53 AM Legal experts across the country agree that while the process that led to a grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, was unusual, it was not unfair. Rather if it was anything unusual, it was in its fairness and openness. Lawyers and academics told The Washington Times that, despite their personal opinions on the case, which has sparked riots over police brutality, St. Louis county prosecutor Robert McCulloch sought unbiased justice in presenting the jury with every piece of evidence and then making that evidence public. “It was the most thorough grand jury
The Joy of Sex is Over American Spectator, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. MissMolly- 11/26/2014 4:58:31 AM So this is how the Sexual Revolution is ending. It is not ending with the Sexual Utopians of yesteryear shouting “Oh Joy” and extolling the therapeutic orgasm, which was to bring happiness to Americans from every walk of life. It is ending with gangs of angry women—some well into their seventies, some with grandchildren—recalling sexual assaults that allegedly took place up to half a century ago. They are aggrieved. They are angry. Some still burst into tears. And their alleged assailant, in this case the avuncular 77-year-old Bill Cosby, is pictured on the front page of the Washington Post in These are no looter-day saints New York Post, by Michael Goodwin StormCnter- 11/26/2014 4:52:37 AM It is impossible to give up on America at Thanksgiving, that unique and most wonderful holiday. Yet it is also difficult to gaze across our troubled land and conclude we are on the right path, or that we’d even know it if we stumbled on it. Events in Ferguson, Mo., are disturbing because they take the nation backward. For those of us who came of age in the real civil-rights era, it is painful to watch the remarkable progress be torched like so much trash. Split-screen televisions captured a confused country at a dangerous crossroads. As one screen showed the first black After Obama’s Immigration Action,
a Blast of Energy for the Tea Party
New York Times, by Jeremy W. Peters Pluperfect- 11/26/2014 4:45:52 AM WASHINGTON — In all its fury and unanimity, the response from the right to President Obama’s decision to change immigration policy without the consent of Congress was the manifestation of a major transformation within the Tea Party. What started five years ago as a groundswell of conservatives committed to curtailing the reach of the federal government, cutting the deficit and countering the Wall Street wing of the Republican Party has become a movement largely against immigration overhaul. The politicians, intellectual leaders and activists who consider themselves part of the Tea Party have redirected their energy from advocating fiscal austerity and Clinton Shadow Campaign
Gets Ready For The Real Thing
Buzzfeed, by Ruby Cramer StormCnter- 11/26/2014 4:42:40 AM The first item on the agenda was titled “Why We’re Here.” That’s how it started, one year ago this month. Except no one at the Parker Meridien that day in New York seemed to know the answer. Political operatives wandered the halls of the hotel between meetings, while two or three reporters hung around near the elevators, aimless. What they were covering, how it would all work, and exactly to what end wasn’t clear at the time. But that small, scattered scene at the conference — a daylong series of panel discussions billed as a 2016 “strategy session” — marked the loose Flames of Ferguson
Illuminate Age of Obama
PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams StormCnter- 11/26/2014 4:39:05 AM When history remembers the Obama administration, the flames of Ferguson will light up our memories. It wasn’t just an AutoZone and Jade Nails burning up in the fires of Ferguson, it was also the “Hope” of 2008 going up in smoke. Instead of hope, the age of Obama has been characterized by racial division and discord. Obama and Holder commanded the police to behave themselves. The police behaved, and look what happened. Last week, members of the New Black Panther Party were arrested by state officials for plotting to use pipe bombs against the St. Louis Gateway Arch and for purchasing guns in What If? Convicting Darren
Wilson Would Have Been Difficult
NBC News, by Alex Johnson StormCnter- 11/26/2014 4:36:16 AM Even if a Missouri grand jury had indicted Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, it would have been difficult to convict him at a criminal trial, Missouri legal experts told NBC News. The grand jury returned no bill of indictment Monday against Wilson, 28, who could have faced a range of charges from second-degree involuntary manslaughter to first-degree murder. Several factors would have complicated a trial for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch, experts in Missouri criminal law and police regulation told NBC News. That assumes McCulloch would have pursued the case aggressively. Prosecutors