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Oklahoma Archbishop fileslawsuit to stop "Black Mass" Fox News, Oklahoma City, by Jay Dillon - 8/20/2014 11:03:52 PM The Archbishop in Oklahoma City has filed a lawsuit to halt the "desecration of a stolen Eucharistic host" during the planned "Black Mass" at a theater at Oklahoma City´s Civic Center Music Hall. Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Oklahoma County saying the consecrated Host was obtained illicitly from a Catholic church and will be "desecrated in the vilest ways imaginable as an offering in sacrifice to Satan." Click here to read the lawsuit filed in court. Coakley has spoken against the "Black Mass" since early July, calling it "a direct perversion of Catholic worship". Civic Team Obama reveals thatit tried to rescue Foley Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff Dreadnought- 8/20/2014 10:56:20 PM When it comes to combatting ISIS, the Obama administration has precious few successes to talk about. So today it touted a failure: U.S. Special Operations forces staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans being held in Syria by Islamic State militants, according to senior Obama administration officials. The attempt, involving several dozen U.S. commandos, one of whom was injured in a fierce firefight with the militants, was the first known U.S. ground operation in Syria since the country’s descent into civil war. It came after at least six European hostages freed by the Americans brace for newwave of Islamic State terror Washington Times, by Rowan Scarborough Dreadnought- 8/20/2014 10:49:50 PM The vicious Islamic State group now is vowing to broaden its war campaign to include killing Americans wherever and whenever it can. Tuesday’s horrific videotaped beheading of American photojournalist James Foley was packaged with a new Islamic State posting on social media threatening the United States: “We will drown all of you in blood.” A visibly angered President Obama gave a stern reply Wednesday afternoon, saying in a televised address that the U.S. and its allies will work together to “extract this cancer” that is the Islamic State. “ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no
The Islamic State’s campaignof terror will take morethan words to stop Washington Post, by Editorial Dreadnought- 8/20/2014 10:47:01 PM WITH EACH day, the barbarism of the Islamist extremists terrorizing Syria and Iraq becomes more evident — as does the need for the United States and its allies to act more vigorously to block their rise. On Tuesday the group that calls itself the Islamic State released a video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley . Mr. Foley, as President Obama said Wednesday, “reported from difficult and dangerous places. .?.?. [He] courageously told the stories of his fellow human beings.” One reason there has been so little outcry as more than 150,000 Syrians have been killed and millions U.S. staged secret operationinto Syria in failed bidto rescue Americans Washington Post, by Adam Goldman and Karen DeYoung Dreadnought- 8/20/2014 10:44:43 PM U.S. Special Operations forces staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans being held in Syria by Islamic State militants, according to senior Obama administration officials. The attempt, involving several dozen U.S. commandos, one of whom was injured in a fierce firefight with the militants, was the first known U.S. ground operation in Syria since the country’s descent into civil war. It came after at least six European hostages freed by the militants last spring had been debriefed by U.S. intelligence. “The president authorized earlier this summer an operation to attempt the rescue of School police cleared to carryAR-15s in Compton, California Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar - 8/20/2014 10:11:29 PM As critics question the militarization of police in light of ongoing unrest in St. Louis, some California residents are expressing similar concerns over a new measure that allows Compton school officers to carry AR-15 rifles. (Snip) “This is our objective — save lives, bottom line,” Compton Unified Police Chief William Wu told the board, arguing that assault-style rifles are more deadly and more accurate. “Handguns you’d be lucky to hit accurately at 25 yards,” Chief Wu said, the station reported. “With a rifle in the hands of a trained person, you can go 50, 100 yards, accurately.” School officers would have pass an internal selection process Surprise! Perry Grand Juror Is Alsoa Partisan Democrat Activist Dreadnought- 8/20/2014 9:54:42 PM Tuesday night the Houston Chronicle published a story about the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Those grand jurors who spoke with the Chronicle broke the law to do so, and they knew that they were breaking the law. They claimed that they were speaking to the newspaper to counter Gov. Perry’s “spin” on the case. That’s not the job of a grand jury, by the way. One of them is a woman named Rho Chalmers. Chalmers tried to get around her lawbreaking by attempting to build this wall of implausible deniability. Rho Chalmers, who name matches that
The Obama tee party Washington Times, by Editorial - 8/20/2014 9:47:05 PM Trouble in the St. Louis suburbs has rescued President Obama’s vacation. He can play all 18 holes at the country club now, safe in the knowledge that he’s distracting voters from all the scandals, mismanagement and foreign and domestic policies that are the legacy of his administration. A midlevel bureaucrat at Russia’s Foreign Ministry mocks the United States for the “burning internal problems” in Ferguson, Mo. The barbarians of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, sometimes called the Islamic State and usually known as ISIS, behead an American journalist, a believing Christian named James Foley, and continue to O’Reilly Returns From Vacation toRail Against Ferguson News Coverage Mediaite, by Evan McMurry - 8/20/2014 9:26:24 PM Bill O’Reilly returned from vacation early to deliver one of his most livid commentaries ever. At the top of his “talking points memo” segment, O’Reilly slammed Rev. Al Sharpton for what he said was Sharpton’s “garbage” rallies in Ferguson, MO., where the MSNBC host said he “had enough” of white cops shooting black men. “Al Sharpton has the nerve to insult the American police community,” O’Reilly said, “men and women risking their lives to protect us. This charlatan has the gall to do that and NBC News is paying him. My god, why is that acceptable?” O’Reilly also lashed out Secret July Mission To Rescue FoleyAnd Other Hostages Revealed Daily Caller, by Rachel Stoltzfoos - 8/20/2014 9:25:41 PM Senior administration officials revealed Wednesday that a special operations team authorized by President Barack Obama made a failed July attempt to rescue James Foley and other journalists held hostage in Syria. The announcement came a day after a video surfaced of The Islamic State (IS) beheading Foley and threatening to kill another journalist if the president doesn’t stop airstrikes in Iraq. (RELATED: ‘Apparent’ That James Foley’s Killer Is A Westerner) The operation ultimately failed, because the hostages were not where U.S. intelligence officials believed they were, officials told The New York Times. About 24 agents from all of the military Murder on your smartphone - theterrorists´ most insidious new weapon Daily Mail [UK], by Stephen Glover - 8/20/2014 9:10:22 PM Don’t watch the unabridged online video of the American journalist James Foley being murdered by an apparently British jihadist. I have seen it - and I wish I hadn’t. The image of this poor, brave man being so cruelly murdered (the actual beheading is not shown) will stay with me. It now lives somewhere in my subconscious. I don’t imagine viewing the shocking moment of his death will lead me to do anything I wouldn’t have done if I hadn’t seen it, but I feel polluted and violated. ncidentally, the BBC is at fault for repeatedly describing what happened as ‘an execution’,
Officer who pointed rifle at Fergusonprotester suspended indefinitely Chicago Tribune, by James Queally - 8/20/2014 9:07:11 PM A police officer who pointed his assault rifle at a demonstrator in Ferguson, Mo., has been suspended indefinitely, authorities said Wednesday. The unidentified officer from the St. Ann Police Department pointed his weapon after he became involved in an argument Tuesday night with the protester, according to Officer Brian Schellman, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department. Schellman said a supervising officer intervened, ordered the officer to lower his weapon and took him away from the area."The unified command strongly feel these actions are inappropriate, and not indicative of the officers who have worked daily, to keep the Washington Post apologizes for ´fajita´headline in Julian Castro article Houston Chronicle, by Kolten Parker - 8/20/2014 9:04:01 PM SAN ANTONIO - The Washington Post apologized on Wednesday for an "offensive" subhead published in print and online on Tuesday in an article about HUD Secretary Julian Castro that read "We´ll need more fajitas." "Imagine our dismay Tuesday morning when we opened the paper to read a most offensive subhead atop a Loop item about Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and his staff," wrote Al Kamen, a columnist and co-author of the article, on Wednesday. "The copy editor who wrote it — a brilliant and supremely reliable colleague who had a bad day — was attempting to evoke ISIS poses nuclear 9/11 threat The Hill [Washington, DC], by Brent Budowsky - 8/20/2014 8:59:44 PM After the latest grotesque atrocity by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the beheading of an American journalist, American and European policymakers must clearly understand the near certainty that unless it is defeated and destroyed, ISIS will launch a major terror attack on American or European soil. Analysts estimate that ISIS has amassed a cash hoard of between $400 million and $2 billion. It is highly probable that ISIS will attempt to use some of this money to obtain nuclear, chemical, biological or other weapons of mass death on the international black market or from corrupt officials in nations Ferguson ´day of rageat White House The Hill [Washington, DC], by Benjamin Goad KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 8:52:17 PM Protesters are expected to gather Thursday evening at the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage” over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Missouri. The planned rally is among dozens around the nation organized by the group Anonymous, which is demanding the “immediate arrest and prosecution” of officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has been identified as the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, touching off violent protests in the streets of Ferguson, Mo. “We call upon the citizens of the United States to collectively gather in support for
Mike Carey, longtime NFLreferee, avoided Washington’sgames because of the name Washington Post, by Mike Wise KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 8:46:21 PM Mike Carey sat quietly by himself in the CBS NFL game-day studio in Manhattan on Monday. As he had for 19 integrity-driven seasons as one of the league’s most highly respected officials, the network’s recently hired rules analyst blended seamlessly into the background, doing what every good official does: Be unobtrusive and let the stars shine. So while Phil Simms, Greg Gumbel, James Brown, Lesley Visser, Deion Sanders and more of CBS’s luminaries answered to a cadre of journalists whether they would use the name of Washington’s NFL team on broadcasts, Carey sat still. No one approached. His secret of Obamacare tax forms may posechallenge for enrollees, exchanges Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr. - 8/20/2014 8:39:14 PM Obamacare customers won’t be able to file their tax returns next year until the government sends them a form detailing their coverage and tax credits, and if those forms are late some taxpayers could face a delay in seeking their refunds. Federal and state officials said they’re working on the forms, known as the 1095A, and vowed to meet the Jan. 31 deadline for issuing them. But some tax professionals are skeptical, citing the administration’s iffy track record on being able to meet other deadlines in the massive health overhaul law. “It really strains credulity to think 1095A is not going to be a big problem,” said George Brandes, GOP Rep: ISIS, Mexican DrugCartels Are ´Talking To Each Other´ Breitbart TV, by Pam Key KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 8:39:05 PM Wednesday on Newsmax TV´s "America´s Forum," Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) was asked if there is any current interaction between ISIS and Mexican drug cartels he said "yes" and added they are "talking to each other." The member of the House Judiciary Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security said, "In my opinion, yes there seems to be a talking to each other" He added, "The drug cartels use the same operational plan as terrorist groups do ... They kill their opponents, they behead their opponents, they brag about it and they have operational control of many portions of the southern Race-based hate crimes spike inD.C.; whites most common victims,but underreporting feared Washington Times, by Andrea Noble KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 8:35:06 PM Race-based hate crimes jumped in Washington, D.C., last year even as most other types of bias crimes decreased, with analysts saying such incidents could be vastly underreported among minority groups uncomfortable coming forward to authorities. D.C. police say that of the 18 race-based hate crimes in 2013, the majority of victims were white and the majority of suspects black. The number of incidents was up from the 13 race-based bias crimes reported in 2012 The disclosure comes as a wave of protests and unrest after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in Ferguson, The Ferguson Feeding Frenzy TownHall, by Michelle Malkin Ken M.- 8/20/2014 8:32:40 PM The most poisonous "-ism" now infecting Ferguson, Missouri, is not virulent racism. It´s viral narcissism. Over the past two weeks, the impoverished St. Louis County suburb has become a magnet for self-absorbed publicity seekers of all colors and agendas. Perhaps the most repulsive species on display in Ferguson is the Journalisto Vanitatis. This breed of egotistical East-Coast reporters can be easily identified by its ever-present appendages: a smartphone and smart glasses. For the J.V., the story is all about "me, me, me!" Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly and Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery were among the first and most prominent
A Leading Hamas Commander Just SaidThe Group Was Behind June´sWest Bank Kidnappings Business Insider, by Armin Rosen - 8/20/2014 8:31:40 PM On Wednesday the exiled commander for Hamas´s West Bank operations confirmed his organization´s responsibility for the June murder of three Israeli teens. Speaking with a group of clerics in Turkey organized by Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Al Jazeera Arabic´s popular Doha-based mega-preacher, Turkey-based Saleh Arouri said Hamas´ Al Qassam Brigades were responsible for the murders, which set off a cycle of arrests, reprisals, and escalations that continues over two months later. In a way, Arouri´s admission doesn´t reveal anything that wasn´t already publicly known. In early August, Israeli court documents revealed a man named Al Jazeera Tells Al Gore to Get Bent Mediaite, by Evan McMurry KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 8:14:14 PM Al Jazeera America issued a forceful statement Wednesday, dismissing Al Gore’s fraud suit against the purchasers of his TV network and calling the characterization of the conflict overblown. “The lawsuit and statement simultaneously issued by Al Gore’s celebrity trial lawyer were designed to grab headlines with misleading accusations like ‘fraud’ and ‘price discount,’” the Qatari-owned network said. “The truth is that this is an ordinary commercial dispute, of the type that courts decide all the time.” The lawsuit concerns part of the $500 million sale price being held by Al Jazeera in escrow against potential Current creditors. Gore’s suit argues that the The Media and the Mob Townhall, by Thomas Sowell JoElla Bee- 8/20/2014 7:52:57 PM Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority. We all know what has happened since then -- and it has been a complete disgrace by politicians, the media and mobs of rioters and looters. Despite all the people who act as if they know exactly what happened, nevertheless when the full facts come out, that can change everything. This is why we have courts of law, instead of relying on the media or mobs. But
Why trouble with the law marks theend for some politicians, but not others Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan LittleHoodedMonk- 8/20/2014 7:08:01 PM Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has been going on August ice cream runs, speaking with reporters and getting ready to schmooze with conservative activists in New Hampshire this weekend. Oh, and he also got booked on two felony counts. Five days after a grand jury indicted him, Perry is going about business as usual -- and his stock in the Republican Party has seemingly risen. Early signs suggest that Perry´s political career won´t be sunk by simultaneous campaign and courtroom tracks as he weighs another presidential bid -- that, in fact, the dual process might actually give his primary season prospects a boost. Unless, of course, he was actually More People Going to Switzerlandfor Assisted Suicide, Study Finds New York Times, by Pam Belluck LittleHoodedMonk- 8/20/2014 7:00:43 PM Switzerland has long had a permissive law on assisted suicide, and a new study has found an increase in the number of people from other countries traveling to Switzerland to end their lives under the auspices of right-to-die organizations. The study, published in The Journal of Medical Ethics, looked at assisted suicides in Zurich, where Dignitas, the most prominent right-to-die organization, is based. The researchers found that 611 people from 31 countries had committed assisted suicide from 2008 to 2012. Since 2009, the number of those arriving from other countries for help with suicide has increased steadily, to 172 in 2012. Game Over. Play again? PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez - 8/20/2014 6:56:54 PM Liz Peek at the Fiscal Times explains why the Republicans might fail to get voters interested in repealing Obamacare, despite its unpopularity. (Snip) Thus, anyone who tries to focus on a particular Obama administration issue will find that it won’t stay put. It’s like being blasted by a Clamore mine. Once you get past counting the 50th wound, you can’t remember where the first one was. Thus, the opponents of Obamacare would be best advised to forget focusing their fire on any individual problem and focus instead on Obama. He’s the common factor in all the dozens and hundreds of
AG Holder Meeting WithMichael Brown´s Parents LittleHoodedMonk- 8/20/2014 6:49:52 PM St. Louis - U.S. Attorney General is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer. Holder was meeting with them Wednesday evening in the U.S. attorney’s office in downtown St. Louis. He also planned to meet with Missouri’s congressional delegation. The attorney general flew to Missouri Wednesday morning and made several visits around the area, including to a community college and a restaurant in Ferguson near where Brown was shot on Aug. 9. Holder has pledged experience federal officials will independently investigate whether there were any civil rights violations connected to Brown’s death. Officials: US RescueMission in Syria Failed Associated Press, by Julie Pace - 8/20/2014 6:43:10 PM President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including slain journalist James Foley, but did not find the hostages, senior Obama administration officials said Wednesday. The officials said the rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages were being held. But the several dozen special operations troops who were dropped by aircraft into Syria did not find them engaged in a firefight with Islamic State militants before departing. The officials said a number of militants but no Jihadists sent Foley’s boss an email‘full of rage’ a week before killing New York Post, by Sophia Rosenbaum LittleHoodedMonk- 8/20/2014 6:41:09 PM The jihadists who savagely took the life of an American journalist sent his employer an e-mail a week earlier threatening the execution. “We received an email from the captors on Wednesday night of last week stating their intention to execute Jim,” Philip Balboni, the founder of the online news service site Global Post, told WCVB Boston. “The email was full of rage.” The White House knew about the threat against Foley’s life and did not engage in negotiations with the terrorists, Balbonio said. Balboni said he had been working behind the scenes since James Foley’s capture in 2012 to try to free him, spending millions of dollars in Meet the Radical DOJ UnitInvestigating Ferguson Shooting PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams - 8/20/2014 6:37:10 PM PJ Media has been covering the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division for years. This is the unit that will be investigating the shooting in Ferguson and deciding whether to charge the police officer with civil rights crimes. PJ Media had to sue Eric Holder to obtain the resumes of the lawyers he hired to populate this unit. No wonder. The “Every Single One” series at PJ Media revealed that all of Holder’s attorney hires were leftists, some even with a history of anti-police activities. Read the detailed biographies of the lawyers here. Why does it matter that the
James Foley´s former boss claimsthe White House knew where thejournalist was being held but thathis captors showed him ´no mercy´ Daily Mail (UK), by James Nye - 8/20/2014 6:35:01 PM The White House was aware of James Foley´s location before his death claims the murdered journalist´s former boss, who says he hired an international security firm to locate the kidnapped reporter. GlobalPost CEO, Philip Balboni, said today that his organization knew of Foley´s whereabouts in Syria and said it was safe to assume the US government knew of it too. The media executive also said Secretary of State John Kerry had been personally involved at some level of the search or negotiations for Foley´s return, but refused to go into details. In a press conference, Balboni revealed he had personally Eric Holder Discusses BeingStopped by Police in Georgetown,on Jersey Turnpike Wall Street Journal, by Staff Scottyboy- 8/20/2014 6:33:41 PM Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African American to serve as the country’s top law-enforcement official, commented on his personal experiences with police, in remarks at St. Louis Community College. Mr. Holder traveled to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday in an attempt to assure residents that the Justice Department was thoroughly investigating the shooting of Michael Brown, which set off more than a week of protests and confrontations with police. Below are excerpts from Mr. Holder’s remarks, as provided by the Justice Department. “We have seen a great deal of progress over the years. But we also see problems and these problems stem Mitch McConnell promising moreshowdowns and shutdowns ifGOP wins the Senate Christian Science Monitor, by Doug Mataconis LittleHoodedMonk- 8/20/2014 6:32:05 PM If there’s one thing that has epitomized the relationship between the White House and the Republican-controlled House over the past three and a half years, it has been the extent to which showdown politics has become a regular part of governing in Washington. Less than six months after the GOP took control of the lower chamber of Congress, Washington was gripped by a showdown over the budget and the extension of the debt ceiling that lasted right up until the last minute and resulted in a deal that nobody really liked, but which supposedly would never really be implemented because of the “super committee” that would solve all our Fallen Journalist James FoleyWrote on the Power of Prayer Newsbusters, by Tim Graham - 8/20/2014 6:26:41 PM MRC president Brent Bozell sent us an article today and insisted "If you haven´t read this piece, I recommend you do so." It’s a letter James Foley, the freelance American journalist abducted in Syria and beheaded by ISIS, to his alma mater Marquette University back in 2011 when he was captured in Tripoli, Libya. He was released after 45 days due in part to a campaign by his Marquette friends. It´s a testament to how his faith and his prayers (like the Rosary) helped Foley get through that trying time: One night, 18 days into our captivity, some guards brought
James Foley Punished for SuspectedEscape Plans, Fellow Hostage Says ABC News, by Rym Momtaz & Brian Ross LittleHoodedMonk- 8/20/2014 6:19:28 PM Before the murder of American James Foley was captured on video and posted online recently, the journalist once suffered “brutal punishment” because his captors believed he was planning to escape, a former fellow hostage told ABC News. “James was a bit punished for a presumed attempt to escape, but it had no real chance,” French freelance reporter Nicolas Henin told ABC News, after saying he once attempted to escape himself but was caught after wandering in the Syrian countryside for a few hours. Henin said Foley was met with “brutal punishment” inspired both by his captor’s suspicions and, as Henin put it, “the American war White House Knew of Recent ISISThreat to Kill US Journalist ABC News, by Arlette Saenz & Jonathan Karl - 8/20/2014 6:14:37 PM ISIS had recently threatened to kill U.S. journalist James Foley to avenge airstrikes the United States has conducted in Iraq, a senior U.S. official told ABC News. The White House had been aware of the threat prior to the release of a video Tuesday night that appears to show the beheading of Foley and warns that militants will carry out a similar act against U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who went missing in August, the official said. At least one news organization said it notified the White House about threats it received regarding Foley. Phillip Balboni, CEO and founder of the online Sacramento patient is´low-risk´ for Ebola, officials say Los Angeles Times, by Christine Mai-Duc LittleHoodedMonk- 8/20/2014 6:03:16 PM State public health officials are calling a Sacramento patient being tested for Ebola a “low-risk” case in an effort to ease fears that the disease may have landed in California for the first time. An unidentified patient who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is currently being treated at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, officials announced Tuesday. (Snip) Typically, the test can be completed within a few hours, said Dr. James Watt, head of the department’s communicable disease control division, but federal officials are prioritizing samples being sent from across the nation for testing. In the meantime, officials are trying to Joe Biden: James FoleyBeheading Does Not ChangeU.S. Approach to Islamic State Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering - 8/20/2014 5:54:30 PM During a visit to Goodwin College in Connecticut on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden indicated that the beheading of American journalist James Foley would not change the United States approach to ISIS. Biden was asked by an AP reporter about the event. According to the White House pool report, Biden denied that it would change US policy but pointed out that it shined a spotlight on the horrors they were committing. “The sheer savagery and brutality... of ISIS... has just shocked the whole world,” he said. Biden also criticized ISIS for trying to “wipe out” Iraqi citizens including Muslims. “I’m
Ballmer’s Going Back to SchoolTeaching at Stanford, USC Bloomberg News, by Michael McDonald LittleHoodedMonk- 8/20/2014 5:52:40 PM Steve Ballmer is going back to school. The former head of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), who dropped out of Stanford University’s business school in 1980 to become the software maker’s 30th employee, will return to the graduate school this fall to teach a course in strategic management with economics professor Susan Athey. He will also teach a class at the University of Southern California next year. Ballmer, 58, stepped down from Microsoft’s board yesterday, eight months after his departure as chief executive officer. He graduated from Harvard University, where he met Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and attended the Stanford Concha: After Foley Beheading, ObamaMaking Golf Getaways Difficult to Defend Mediaite, by Joe Concha - 8/20/2014 5:47:57 PM Like Democrats and many Republicans alike, I’ve defended the president regarding the vacations or golf excursions he has chosen to take during his tenure. Obvious statement here, but it’s a stressful, intense, non-stop job. Just look at the way every president ages so quickly upon entering the office. Downtime and reflection is a must, and as a not-so-great southpaw golfer myself (4-5 times per year), it can be a cathartic, relaxing experience to recharge the batteries (when hitting it straight, anyway). As for playing too often, Mr. Obama has played 190 rounds as president, which sounds like a lot until considering Dwight Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgenderis a ‘Mental Disorder’ – Sex Change is‘Biologically Impossible’ Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman - 8/20/2014 5:38:34 PM Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness Two more arrestedin Phipps Plaza parking lotattack on woman Atlanta-Journal Constitution, by Rhonda Cook Hermoine- 8/20/2014 5:30:58 PM Police have arrested two more suspects in a string of car thefts involving women in parking lots, bringing to three the number of teenagers now in custody on charges stemming from attacks that started July 5. Atlanta police said Wednesday members of the U.S. Marshal’s counter gang unit picked up 17-year-old Ethan Gathright on Tuesday in DeKalb County. Members of the Atlanta Police Department’s gang unit arrested Hoye Anderson, 18, also on Tuesday. How does a grand jurywork in St. Louis County? St. Louis Post Dispatch (MO), by Kim Bell - 8/20/2014 5:26:08 PM What goes on inside a grand jury room is secret. The prosecutor presents the evidence. No judge is in the room. No defense lawyer. The accused is invited to testify, but his lawyer can´t be in the room. Grand juries are known for doing what a prosecutor wants. As the old saying goes, a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich if that´s what the prosecutor asked. Prosecutors feeling the heat in a controversial case, some say, can avoid making a decision and give it to a grand jury. The standing grand jury in St. Louis County meets every Wednesday during a
Bowe Bergdahl reveals whathe wants to do next CBS News, by Margaret Brennan - 8/20/2014 5:25:04 PM Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl plans to get out of the Army and pursue a college education once the investigation into his disappearance is completed, his lawyer told CBS News. In a phone interview Tuesday, attorney Gene Fidell said that his client feels like he is in a holding pattern and wants to get on with his life. On Tuesday, the Army said that its senior leadership had been informed that the Army investigator, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, felt that he has further work to do and will now likely submit his report in September. ´SNL´ Political Secrets Revealed:Hillary´s "Entitlement," the SketchObama Killed and the Show´s"Karl Rove" Hollywood Reporter, by James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales - 8/20/2014 5:14:04 PM In an exclusive book excerpt, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and even Sarah Palin recount the inner battle between the left and right- This story first appeared in the Aug. 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. From Chevy Chase´s bumbling commander in chief to Tina Fey´s dim-witted veep wannabe, political satire always has been a part of Saturday Night Live. And over its 39 seasons, actual politicians have clamored to be in on the joke. President Ford, running for a second term against a peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter, appeared on the show´s very first season, in April 1976, to State Department Asks For 300Additional Military Personnel for Iraq NBC News, by Jim Miklaszewski & Courtney Kube JoniTx- 8/20/2014 5:07:15 PM The U.S. State Department has asked for 300 additional American military personnel to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and at U.S. facilities at the Baghdad airport, a senior U.S. official told NBC News on Wednesday. The request was described as under consideration by the Pentagon. The official could not identify or discuss any additional threat to those facilities or to American personnel in Iraq. The U.S. military has 849 personnel in Iraq. The early planning suggests that about 150 of the personnel would be Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is aboard the USS John Kerry Calls forDisproportionate Response toISIS Beheading an American PJ Media, by Bryan Preston mitzi- 8/20/2014 5:06:52 PM Secretary of State John Kerry offered remarks in reaction to the Islamic State’s murder of American journalist James Foley today. The State Department tweeted the highlights. (snip) For the record, yes, IS/ISIS/ISIL should be crushed. Tellingly, neither Kerry nor President Obama has offered a plan and they are not gathering a coalition of the willing to get the job done. Obama went back to golf this afternoon. Crushing IS would be right. But it’s not a proportional response to the murder of one American. Hamas routinely kidnaps Israeli citizens, murders them and leaves their bodies by the side of the road. Hamas The Next 48 Hours Are CriticalFor Police Officer Darren Wilson,Ferguson and The Scheme Team…. Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance earlybird- 8/20/2014 4:54:51 PM Tomorrow, Wednesday, a Grand Jury is scheduled in Ferguson Missouri. The goal is to sort through the evidence and determine if Police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Based on what is currently known, and understanding the way the Brown family attorney’s roll, we can assemble a general construct of what’s possible over the next 48 hours. A grand jury is NOT in the best interests of Daryl Parks, Benjamin Crump and the Brown family, in their efforts toward financial justice. ‘Racism Is Not a Major Problem!’Larry Elder and Marc Lamont HillShout at Each Other on CNN Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen JoniTx- 8/20/2014 4:53:01 PM Brooke Baldwin played an exasperated host to CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill and radio host Larry Elder, whose discussion over Barack Obama’s actions on the Ferguson protests quickly, quickly fell apart into them yelling past each other for the entire segment. It started off as two men taking two very different positions on the root causes of Ferguson: Hill argued that the debate should be centered on institutionalized racism in law enforcement, while Elder countered that the problem lay within the black community and the lack of paternal figures. But when the conversation turned towards mental health in the African-American
NFL asks acts to PAY to perform atthe Super Bowl´s halftime show ´asit narrows down list to Rihanna,Katy Perry and Coldplay´ Daily Mail [UK], by Lydia Warren - 8/20/2014 3:17:16 PM The NFL has asked potential Super Bowl half-time acts to pay to perform at the coveted show next year, it has emerged. The league usually doesn´t pay the act, but this year, it has asked potential performers if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the NFL or offer another type of financial contribution, a source told the Wall Street Journal. The request reportedly did not go down well with the performers - which have been narrowed down to Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay, according to the sources. The NFL usually pays for the halftime Farage: Use 144-Year-Old Law Act toStrip Jihadists of British Citizenship Breitbart London [UK], by Staff Attercliffe- 8/20/2014 3:09:37 PM UKIP leader Nigel Farage has called on Britain´s Prime Minister David Cameron to take a stand on the Islamic State and strip UK nationals who are fighting abroad of their citizenship and cancel passports using the little-known Foreign Enlistment Act of 1870. The move would bring the United Kingdom into line with close ally Australia, whose Prime Minister Tony Abbott has sworn “to do our damndest” to ensure “trained killer… returning Jihadists” would never be allowed to return to Australia. UKIP leader Farage said in a press release today that; “in choosing to quit the UK to fight abroad, [UK ´The entire world is appalled ... We willbe relentless´: Obama vows to punish ISISfor beheading of American journalist JamesFoley who he said stood in ´stark contrast´* Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko* - 8/20/2014 3:04:00 PM President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the U.S. won´t back down from ISIS, the militant terror group that released a video Tuesday showing one of its militants beheading and American photojournalist. ´Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL,´ said Obama, calling the group by the White House´s preferred name. ´No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day,´ he said. ´ISIL speaks for no religion,´ he said, aiming his words at the Islamist faction that claims to have established a Muslim caliphate in
Fox News Airs Dramatic Reenactmentof Michael Brown Surveillance Video Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein - 8/20/2014 3:01:36 PM As cable news continues to search for new ways to cover the situation in Ferguson, Mo., following the fatal shooting for unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer last Saturday, Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren tried out an unusual approach. On Tuesday night the show sent two reporters to the convenience store where Brown allegedly stole cigarillos in order to recreate the surveillance video footage released by police last week. Ted Williams, a former police officer and federal agent turned Fox News contributor, played the role of Michael Brown, (Snip)Following their dramatization, the pair traced Brown’s Mike Ditka says Redskins namedebate is ‘so stupid it’s appalling’ Washington Post, by Scott Allen - 8/20/2014 2:58:24 PM CBS Sports broadcaster Phil Simms said Monday the he is considering not using the Redskins name when he calls the “Thursday Night Football” Redskins-Giants game on Sept. 25 because he is sensitive to complaints about the name. Former Chicago Bears coach and ESPN analyst Mike Ditka made it clear that he has no such reservations about using the name in a recent interview with Mike Richman of RedskinsHistorian.com. “What’s all the stink over the Redskin name?” Ditka said. “It’s so much [expletive] it’s incredible. We’re going to let the liberals of the world run this world. It was said out Chris Christie Chews Out a Womanfor Suggesting Bruce SpringsteenDoesn’t Like Him New York Magazine, by Joe Coscarelli Fiesta del sol- 8/20/2014 2:50:54 PM New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has seen Bruce Springsteen perform more than 130 times and hugged him one glorious time (after a natural disaster), will put his fingers in his ears and scream la-la-la if you try to tell him his favorite human hates him. At a town hall yesterday, a woman dared to suggest that Springsteen had asked Christie to stop using his music at political events because of ideological differences (as far as we can tell, he has not). Little did she know that the governor and the Boss are on a first-name basis. “No. Never did that. ISIS reportedly outing MiddleEastern intelligence agents Fox News, by Catherine Herridge - 8/20/2014 2:47:43 PM The terrorist group ISIS is actively outing agents from Middle Eastern intelligence services -- as many as 30 in the last two months -- by posting their pictures and locations on social media, a counterterrorism source told Fox News. In some cases, the source, who asked not to be identified due to the sensitivity of the investigations, said the Islamic State appeared to be getting the agents´ identities from Saudi sympathizers. "I wouldn´t be surprised if they had an effective counterintelligence operation going on as well,"said Bill Roggio, who has investigated ISIS for the Long War Journal. He added that
Hamas warns foreign airlines, says nomore truce talks with Israel Agence France Presse, by Jennie Matthew kofcfn- 8/20/2014 2:46:10 PM GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines on Wednesday against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel and declaring truce talks in Cairo over. The warning came after Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza again Wednesday as furious mourners buried the wife and infant son of Hamas´s top military commander, baying for revenge as nine days of calm exploded into bloodshed. Mohammed Deif, who has topped Israel's most wanted list for more than a decade, escaped the assassination attempt, Hamas said. Breaking: Mike Brown Autopsy “Expert”Is Not A Doctor – Has Degree in Non-Existent Medical Field (Video) Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft - 8/20/2014 2:35:43 PM Oh, good grief! The self-proclaimed expert who held a national press conference on the Mike Brown shooting is NOT A DOCTOR. Shawn Parcells, a forensic pathologist who assisted in the autopsy of Michael Brown points at an autopsy diagram showing where the gun shots hit Michael Brown as he speaks about the findings during a press conference at the Greater St. Marks Family Church on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Zimbio) Dr. Parcells introduced the “magic bullet” theory at the press conference this week. Now we know Shawn Parcells is NOT A DOCTOR and has a degree in a Time to bomb ISIS New York Post, by Editorial - 8/20/2014 2:19:16 PM The time for games is over. On Tuesday, America got a horrific wake-up call: Islamic State terrorists released a gruesome video that shows them beheading James Wright Foley, an American photojournalist held in Syria since 2012. The group also showed another US journalist held hostage, Steven Joel Sotloff, and threatened to murder him as well. “The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision,” declares the masked terrorist as he holds Sotloff by the neck. True, that puts President Obama in a difficult spot. But the president must do whatever it takes to counter this vicious savagery: Fingers Fly at Court-Reporting Championships Wall Street Journal, by Zusha Elinson Hazymac- 8/20/2014 2:16:01 PM SAN FRANCISCO—The most famous court reporter in the country, Mark Kislingbury, calmly rested his hands on his keyboard. Around him, more than three dozen other stenographers also readied themselves for the 2014 national court-reporting championships, held last month in a hotel conference room here. The "Olympics of court reporting," as it is often called, kicked off with a speech, read at precisely 200 words a minute. The stenographers´ fingers began to fly. Onlookers, numbering fewer than the contestants, didn´t cheer. In fact, they were completely silent, though some made typing motions in a sort of "air court reporting" to see
Missouri cop was badly beaten beforeshooting Michael Brown, says source Fox News, by Hollie McKay - 8/20/2014 2:12:34 PM EXCLUSIVE: Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department´s top brass told FoxNews.com. “The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.” According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his TN High-School Student Suspended ForSaying ‘Bless You’ After Someone Sneezed Daily Caller, by Jim Treacher - 8/20/2014 1:59:21 PM Sie werden sagen “Gesundheit” oder hinausgeworfen werden, Schweinehund!! WMC in Memphis, TN: A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed. When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church… Students sent WMC Action News 5´s Michael Clark a photo of the teacher’s white board that lists ‘bless you’ and other expressions that are banned as part of class rules. Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee If this A Brief History of PresidentObama Not Having Any Friends Atlantic Wire, by Arit John - 8/20/2014 1:54:22 PM Once again, we´re reminded that President Obama is aloof and hasn´t made friends in Congress, even with his fellow Democrats, thanks to a new story from The New York Times. The Times story interviews several Democrats, including Sen. Harry Reid´s chief of staff, Sen. Joe Manchin and others, most of whom grumbled about wishing Obama would try harder to help them out. Obama´s aversion to schmoozing isn´t new, something The Times admits, writing "grumbling by lawmakers about a president is nothing unusual." But! What is striking now is the way prominent Democrats’ views of Mr. Obama’s shortcomings are spilling out Foley beheading video shocksthe world, Obama says BBC News [UK], by Staff Attercliffe- 8/20/2014 1:49:36 PM US President Barack Obama has said the beheading of US journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world". Mr Obama said the ideology of Islamic State (IS), the group which made a video of Mr Foley´s killing, was "bankrupt" and would ultimately fail. The group said Mr Foley´s killing was revenge for US air strikes on its fighters in Iraq. The US, the UN and other nations have expressed abhorrence at the video. Mr Foley´s mother Diane said he "gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people". The killer
An ominous post-9/11 warning Washington Times, by Clifford D. May KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 1:48:05 PM Two recent interviews have been the topic of lively debate within the so-called “foreign-policy community.” First, President Obama told The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman that he envisioned a world in which wars end with “no victor, no vanquished.” Can you imagine Franklin Roosevelt or Winston Churchill embracing such an idea? Even more inconceivable: that those who proclaim themselves jihadis would do anything but laugh their heads off (you should excuse the expression) if they heard it. Next, Hillary Clinton told The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, “Great nations need organizing principles,” and that Mr. Obama’s motto, “Don’t do stupid stuff,” is “not Britain´s top 500 sperm donorshave fathered more than 6,000children between them - andsome have TWENTY children each Daily Mail (UK), by Anna Hodgekiss - 8/20/2014 1:46:14 PM An elite group of around 500 sperm donors has been exposed as being the biological fathers to more than 6,200 children. The men have all been successful donors in at least ten separate cases since they made their donations. The records also show that 15 of these men are now the fathers to 20 or more children. The figures, released by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA,) cover donor insemination records held by clinics across the country. Before 2005, men who donated their sperm for fertility treatment could remain anonymous and their offspring were only entitled to get basic Time to Annihilate ISIS; Here’s How Commentary Magazine, by Max Boot mitzi- 8/20/2014 1:30:15 PM The videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley reveals both the barbarism and the weakness of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). The barbarism is obvious: how else would one describe the carefully choreographed and televised murder of this innocent reporter who had been kidnapped in Syria? This merely confirms what Army Colonel Joel Rayburn, one of the most astute observers of Iraq around, has previously said: that ISIS is a Middle East version of the Khmer Rouge. It is, in short, a death cult that will commit unimaginable crimes against humanity unless it is stopped. What of ISIS’s Obama: ‘ISIL Speaks for NoReligion,’ Global Effort Should´Extract This Cancer So ThatIt Does Not Spread’ PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson JoniTx- 8/20/2014 1:20:47 PM President Obama condemned the beheading of journalist James Foley and ISIS in a strongly worded statement to reporters moments ago, but didn’t offer specifics on how the U.S. would react policy-wise to ISIS killing Americans. “Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away,” Obama said from Martha’s Vineyard. “…Earlier today, I spoke to the Foleys and told them that we are all Obama: U.S. won’t stop confrontingIslamic State, appalled by Foley murder KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 1:11:09 PM EDGARTOWN, Mass.— President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is “appalled” by Foley’s killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley’s family and offered condolences. He says the Islamic State abducts women and children, and tortures, rapes, enslaves and kills people. He said the Islamic State targets Christians and other minorities and aims to commit genocide. Obama spoke Wednesday from Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, where he’s vacationing with his family, a day after the militants released a video showing the American journalist
Perry Grand Juror Was An Active DemocraticParty Delegate During Jury Proceedings Media Trackers, by Brian Sikma - 8/20/2014 1:08:30 PM Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention during grand jury proceedings. Chalmers’ active participation in Democratic state politics is important because she claimed yesterday to the Houston Chronicle that her decision to indict Perry, a Republican, was not based on politics. “For me, it’s not a political decision,” Chalmers told the newspaper. “That’s what a grand jury is about – take the emotion out of it and look at the facts and make your Obama Fundraises Before
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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones Original Article Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 12:52:36 PM Post Reply Sergeant Kevin Ahlbrand, president of the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, says the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown has been vilified in the press and by politicians before the facts are known. "Justice needs to go both ways," Ahlbrand told Fox News´s Megyn Kelly Tuesday night. "We routinely don´t comment on these cases until the facts are in. But we thought it was very necessary that we say, hey, we´re open for a very thorough investigation, but we´re very concerned about the due process rights of Darren." On Wednesday, a grand jury is expected to begin hearing Iraqi Students Visit U.S. to
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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones Original Article Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 12:48:19 PM Post Reply At a time when racial tensions in Ferguson dominate the headlines, 26 Iraqi students have come to the United States to study "respect for diversity" and "community engagement." "This week, 26 Iraqi high school students and their mentors are in Washington, D.C., to conclude a four-week exchange program in the United States on civic education, leadership development, respect for diversity and community engagement," deputy State Department spokesman Marie Harf told reporters on Tuesday. "No stops in Missouri?" a reporter asked Harf. "I told you they´re in Washington now," she responded.
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Report: Harry Reid ´Seethed´ AtDisengaged President Obama Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 11:05:59 AM Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other top Democrats are increasingly frustrated with how disengaged President Obama is, according an article in the New York Times. The story, by reporters Carl Hulse, Jeremy Peters, and Michael Shear, is the second highly critical Obama story this week from the Times, which earlier noted that Obama was crafting his use of executive power “almost entirely behind closed doors” with “lobbyists and interest groups.” The article reveals that Obama coolly dismissed Reid during a meeting with Sen. Mitch McConnell and two other members of Congress in a meeting in June. “You and Mitch work it out,” Valerie Jarrett: President Obama ´DoingHis Job´ Handling Ferguson Unrest Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 10:58:39 AM President Obama is doing his job, according to White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is now defending his handling of the Ferguson shooting and the civil unrest that has followed. “He’s doing his job and there’s no magic wand,” she said. “And there are no words that he can speak, alone, that will stop the violence.” Obama spoke publicly about Brown´s death on three different occasions after leaving for his August vacation on Martha´s Vineyard, calling for patience in the investigation and peace in the community. Jarrett spoke at length to Politico’s Todd Purdum for an article examining why Holder bringing personalperspective to Ferguson Associated Press, by Connie Cass & Jesse J. Holland - 8/20/2014 10:53:38 AM WASHINGTON — Eric Holder talks about the nation´s civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story. As he increasingly pushes his Justice Department to protect voting rights and end unfair prison sentences and police brutality, Holder has drawn on personal history to make the case that the nation has much work to do to achieve justice for all. It´s a legacy he´ll likely draw on when he travels Wednesday to Ferguson, Missouri, to supervise the federal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police
Beaten to Death at McDonald’s Front Page Magazine, by David Paulin Toledo- 8/20/2014 10:52:14 AM It had seemed to the four clean-cut college freshman that night like a typical McDonald’s: spanking clean, well-lighted, and safe. It was in a good neighborhood too, right next to Texas A&M University in College Station – a campus known for its friendly atmosphere and official down-home greeting: “howdy” Out on a double date, the two couples pulled into the parking lot of so-called “University McDonald’s” shortly after 2 a.m. that Sunday – and beheld a scene unlike anything portrayed in all those wholesome McDonald’s television commercials. Before them, hundreds of young black males were loitering about, some without shirts. Other O’Reilly on Foley Beheading Video:‘What the Hell is the MatterWith YouTube?’ Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry Toledo- 8/20/2014 10:47:53 AM Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly questioned on Wednesday why YouTube would allow the video of a journalist’s beheading be published on the website. “What the hell is the matter with YouTube,” O’Reilly said on America’s Newsroom. “Posting that. The beheading. What the hell is the matter with YouTube? Nobody should post that.” O’Reilly described the journalist in the video, James Foley, as “brave,” noting that he had only met him once for an interview. Foley “did work that others wouldn’t do,” O’Reilly said. “I mean, I wouldn’t do it.” O’Reilly said. John Foley ´beheaded´: Syrianactivists in Kafranbel pay tributeto murdered American war journalist Independent [UK], by Kashmira Gander LittleHoodedMonk- 8/20/2014 10:44:10 AM Anti-government activists in Syria have paid tribute to American war journalist James Foley, who is believed to have been beheaded by militants Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq. A freelance war journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire, Foley disappeared in northern Syria in November 2012 when a car he was travelling in was stopped by militants in a contested battle zone. On Tuesday, a brutal propaganda video shot by the fighters - formerly known as Isis - appeared to show Foley kneeling on the ground in the desert, being beheaded by a black-clad rebel. A day later, US officials speaking on a condition of anonymity said they Governor won´t seek removalof county prosecutor Associated Press, by Nigel Duara - 8/20/2014 10:35:06 AM FERGUSON, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch´s deep family connections to police have been cited by some black leaders who question his ability to be impartial. McCullouch´s father, mother, brother, uncle and cousin all worked for the St. Louis Police Department, and his father was killed while responding to a call involving a black suspect. Nixon said
Poll: Voters Want Immigration´Pause,´ More Enforcement,Preference Given to US Workers Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 10:31:36 AM A blockbuster new poll obtained by Breitbart News reveals that a majority of likely voters want to push the pause button on massive immigration, similar to what occurred between 1915-1964, which allowed legal immigrants a chance to more fully assimilate while the middle class expanded as wages increased. As President Barack Obama considers giving more guest-worker permits to companies that have laid off American workers and granting temporary work permits and executive amnesty to millions of more illegal immigrants, a comprehensive survey from Kellyanne Conway´s The Polling Company found that a majority of likely voters want even fewer legal immigrants. The A Frame by Frame Analysis ofGeorge W. Bush and the Ice Bucket The Wire, by Shirley Li LittleHoodedMonk- 8/20/2014 10:28:54 AM George W. Bush, 43rd POTUS, biographer of 41st POTUS, and painter of Google images portraits, joined in on the Ice Bucket Challenge with a Facebook video Wednesday. Nominated by New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, pro golfer Rory McIlroy, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, and daughter Jenna Bush Hager (where you at, Barbara?), Bush recorded a 48-second video to join in on the cause that´s raising awareness and millions in donations for ALS research. Here´s the full video... [Video] ...which we at The Wire have happily broken down for your viewing pleasure. (And why not? After all, we're not getting an Obama Ice DREAMer Who Killed Two Girls InHit And Run Won´t Be Deported,till Protected By DACA Breitbart Big Government, by Caroline May KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 10:25:18 AM A beneficiary of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program who killed two children in a hit and run accident has been released from jail and will be able to return to the the protections of the program, according to OregonLive.com. Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, an illegal immigrant who came to the U.S. from Mexico as a child and was shielded from deportation by DACA, was convicted of two counts of felony hit and run after she killed two Forest Grove, Oregon stepsisters — Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and Abigail Robinson ages 6 and 11 respectively — playing in a leaf pile last Flash Point: New Oil-by-Rail Rules American Magazine, by Kenneth P. Green EagleBlurst- 8/20/2014 10:18:31 AM On July 6, 2013, a train carrying crude oil from the Bakken formation in North Dakota exploded in the middle of Lac-Mégantic, a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec. The incident was genuinely catastrophic, killing 47 people, and destroying half the town center. The derailment and explosion was the fourth-deadliest rail accident in Canadian history. Naturally, the Lac-Mégantic disaster set off a firestorm of protest, aimed at railroads, government, and the oil boom that is revolutionizing oil markets in the United States – the tremendous gusher coming from the Bakken formation, a gas-and-oil bearing shale formation that stretches
The Mysterious Mike Brown Autopsy –And How The Parks and Crump “SchemeTeam” Used Their New York TimesCohort Frances Robles To Sell The Lie… Conservative Tree House, by Sundance Toledo- 8/20/2014 9:57:41 AM The Brown Family attorney’s Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks are now claiming Mike Brown was “executed” by Officer Wilson to CNN: (Via CNN) We are getting a new description of the shooting of Michael Brown from a woman calling herself “Josie” and claiming to be a friend of the police officer who fired the fatal shots. She describes Brown pushing officer Darren Wilson and punching him in the face. That contradicts the account given by Michael Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson, who was with him at the time and witnessed the shooting. Attorney Benjamin Crump is representing the Brown family. He Patient checked for Ebola virusat Kaiser hospital in Sacramento San Francisco Chronicle, by Vivian Ho earlybird- 8/20/2014 9:40:55 AM SACRAMENTO -- A person who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus was checked into Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, health officials said Tuesday. Hospital officials alerted the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, and department officials said they are in touch with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC will test a blood sample drawn at the hospital to detect whether the Ebola virus is present. Results are expected in a few days, according to county officials. August brings no restfor the Democrats Washington Post, by Ed Rogers garnet- 8/20/2014 9:26:29 AM After several days off, I thought I might come back with a different perspective on our politics than what I had developed earlier in the summer. Perhaps things weren’t as bad for the Democrats as they seemed. Perhaps things were about to turn around for President Obama and his allies. Well, with 11 weeks to go until the 2014 midterm elections, nothing suggests that the Democrats have reached the bottom of the political trough they are in.The calamities, distractions and scandals we’ve seen during the Obama administration all come in such rapid succession that the half-life of any one is Obama to speak on deathof American journalist Associated Press, by Staff KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 9:14:29 AM ROCHESTER, N.H. - President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement today about the beheading of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group. Foley was kidnapped in Syria in November 2012. The militants said his killing is in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Islamic State is also threatening to kill American journalist Steven Sotloff, who was kidnapped near the Syrian-Turkish border in August 2013. Foley´s family confirmed his death on a webpage created to rally support for him. His mother, Diane Foley, said in a statement on the webpage he "gave his
The Race to be Wrong in Ferguson Los Angeles Times, by Jonah Goldberg garnet- 8/20/2014 9:14:21 AM The events in Ferguson, Missouri, have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The Washington Post had more on the story about what one witness called an “execution-style slaying”: “Lawyer Freeman Bosley Jr. said Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown’s, has told the FBI that Officer Darren Wilson confronted the two because they were walking in the middle of the street. “Wilson cursed at the pair and ordered them onto the sidewalk, Bosley told The Washington Post. When they refused to comply, he said, the officer Hackensack cops seek ‘knockoutgame’ suspect after three assaults The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by Stefanie Dazio & Abbott Koloff KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 9:02:36 AM Hackensack residents were warned to be alert as police hunted for a man who randomly approached and punched three others Monday night in what may be the first local incidents of “the knockout game.” The activity has resulted in one North Jersey death and plagued urban areas nationwide. The three separate, sudden assaults took place within 15 minutes and involved the same man, who appeared to be acting alone, police said. The knockout game typically involves a strolling group, with one person suddenly punching a passer-by and another recording video to display on a social media site. “Someone just walks Four beheaded corpses found inEgypt´s Sinai: security sources Reuters, by Staff* Drive- 8/20/2014 8:42:10 AM Four beheaded corpses were found by residents of a town in Egypt´s Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security sources said, blaming Islamist militants waging an insurgency against Cairo. The security sources in Sinai and Cairo, said residents of Sheikh Zuwaid found the bodies two days after the men were abducted by gunmen while traveling in a car in the town, a few kilometers from the Gaza Strip. Though the men were civilians, they may have been targeted for their perceived allegiance to the police and army, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity. They gave no other indication of the identity of After ISIS Beheading Video, UK’sCameron Cancels Vacation,Obama Returns to His Vacation National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty Drive- 8/20/2014 8:40:34 AM Over there: “U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer vacation to return to London and chair urgent meetings on the threat posed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, calling the video ‘shocking and depraved.’” Over here: President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members Was the cop injured during hisaltercation with Michael Brown? Hot Air, by Allahpundit Drive- 8/20/2014 8:37:25 AM Jim Hoft, who’s based in St. Louis, claims he has two well-placed local sources who say yes. The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store. Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.” This comes from a source within
Media Clueless About the Inner City Jewish World Review, by Alicia Colon Drive- 8/20/2014 8:26:37 AM The media´s frenzy that descended upon Ferguson, Mo. once again demonstrates its complete ignorance of life in the inner city. Anyone who has survived the barrios and the ghettos would recognize the usual cast of characters that converge on these incidents and would stay far away from them. But no-these media lapdogs shove mikes in their faces and actually believe their ´eyewitness´ versions that nearly always turn out to be bogus and nothing other than a self-serving photo op. Although many pundits are comparing the Ferguson riots to the 1960´s violent protests, one really has to go back further and examine ‘Irresponsible & Outrageous’: MegynSlams ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ Remark KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 8:23:37 AM Megyn Kelly and Chris Stirewalt tonight discussed Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s call for “vigorous prosecution” in the shooting death of Michael Brown. “He echoed the call of the protesters. The call of the protesters is ‘arrest him,’ and he said ‘vigorously prosecute,’” Stirewalt said. “That is not the way our justice system works, and he knows damn well that’s the case. He knows it!” Kelly said. “He has a responsibility as the chief executive of that state to not stoke the fire, Chris. Is he that worried about his own political hide that he’s going to endanger this officer’s life Van Jones on Ferguson: "ThisIs Transforming A GenerationOf Young Black Activists" Real Clear Politics, by Ian Schwartz KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 8:18:50 AM ANDERSON COOPER: Van, I mean, you and I were just talking before the break, we´ve been focusing on the drama that´s been playing out not only with the killing of Michael Brown but just over the last couple days in the street. You said there is a lot happening behind the scenes that people aren´t seeing. VAN JONES: Yeah, absolutely. I think that this is a very sophisticated coalition that has formed behind the scenes. You see that this is the theatrics of it. Behind that, you´ve got young people who are very, very sophisticated. When they say, hands up, don´t Most Americans Disapprove ofMedia’s Coverage of Ferguson Daily Signal, by Philip Wegmann Judy W.- 8/20/2014 8:16:05 AM Most Americans say that things would be different in Ferguson, Mo., if the racial roles had been reversed. According to a Rasmussen Poll released today, many believe the media’s coverage of the incident would differ if a black police officer had shot a white teenager. A majority, 54 percent, agree the media would have reported the death of Michael Brown differently according to the color of his skin. Regardless of race—white, black and other minority adults—most believe the shooting would garner less media attention. As things stand now, however, only about 1 in 3 Americans approve of the media’s coverage of the
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ISIS Beheads American Journalist Foley, Calls MurderSorry to start the day this way but thisis the world we now live in.
A Message to the People Of FergusonThis was from Attorney General Holder late yesterday. Wonder if the tune will change today?
The MeltdownA complete Must-Read on the devastation thatis Barack Obama's failure.
Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fractureto Eye Socket” During Mike Brown AttackThis article got six figure hits yesterday.More than all posted. Congrats Gateway pundit.
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Patient at Sacramentohospital may have Ebola Daily Mail [UK], by Zoe Szathmary - 8/20/2014 6:54:05 AM A Sacramento hospital announced Tuesday that one of its patients may have Ebola. Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center said in a release the patient is isolated. The hospital´s Dr. Stephen Parodi said in the release ´We are working with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health regarding a patient admitted to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be testing blood samples to rule out the presence of the virus. ´In order to order to protect our patients, staff and physicians, even though ´He deserves to die like bin Laden´:Israel defends air strike that killedHamas leader´s wife and baby sonas militant group warns: ´You´ve opened* Daily Mail [UK], by Simon Tomlinson, Lucy Crossley Attercliffe- 8/20/2014 6:37:18 AM Israel today justified air strikes on Gaza that killed the wife and baby son of Hamas military leader Mohammed Deif by saying he was a legitimate terror target ´just like Osama bin Laden.´ Hamas earlier accused Israel of breaking the latest ceasefire with a barrage of rockets that also killed 11 other Palestinians, saying it had opened ´a gateway to hell´. The militant group fired rockets at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem which caused no casualties but demonstrated the Islamist movement could still bring the Gaza war to Israel´s heartland despite heavy bombardments in the five-week conflict. Israel responded by accusing Hamas of Dan Sullivan wins GOP U.S.Senate primary in Alaska Associated Press, by Becky Bohrer - 8/20/2014 6:27:36 AM ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to become his party’s candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall. Sullivan entered the primary the presumed front-runner, with the backing of national GOP powerbrokers and a huge cash advantage over his rivals. Sullivan on Tuesday night bested tea party favorite Joe Miller, who made a late push reminiscent to his 2010 primary upset of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, meanwhile, was third. He conceded
Mother of American JournalistBeheaded by Islamic State:´We Have Never Been Prouder´ Breitbart Big Peace, by Frances Martel - 8/20/2014 6:22:06 AM American journalist James Wright Foley, believed to have been abducted in Syria in 2012, became the subject of a harrowing propaganda video released Tuesday in which Islamic State jihadists beheaded him to "send a message" to the United States. In a public statement on Facebook, Foley´s mother, Diane Foley, honors her son and requests privacy for her family at this time. "We have never been prouder of our son Jim," writes Foley, noting, "he gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people." Foley calls for the Islamic State terrorists to show mercy upon The Meltdown Commentary Magazine, by Bret Stephens Fiesta del sol- 8/20/2014 6:20:25 AM In July, after Germany trounced Brazil 7–1 in the semifinal match of the World Cup—including a first-half stretch in which the Brazilian soccer squad gave up an astonishing five goals in 19 minutes—a sports commentator wrote: “This was not a team losing. It was a dream dying.” These words could equally describe what has become of Barack Obama’s foreign policy since his second inauguration. The president, according to the infatuated view of his political aides and media flatterers, was supposed to be playing o jogo bonito, the beautiful game—ending wars, pressing resets, pursuing pivots, and restoring America’s good name abroad. The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey - 8/20/2014 6:16:40 AM 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau has not yet reported how many were on welfare in 2013 or the first two quarters of 2014. But the 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012, according to the Census Bureau, equaled 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time. When those receiving benefits from non-means-tested Obama´s Rage American Thinker, by Deborah C. Tyler - 8/20/2014 6:08:18 AM In September 2001 my daughter was a graduate student at Harvard. On the 11thday of that month, she spent some time sitting on a bench on campus, holding hands with one of her professors, while the two of them wept. Like many of her professors, this man was a renowned scholar. But unlike most, he came from a tough neighborhood in the Bronx. When phone service was restored to the West Coast, my daughter called. She said, “Mom, I´m so glad I was with my professor, because the people here at Harvard, they don´t get it. It´s like it wasn´t
James Foley´s murder should only stiffenour resolve to destroy the Islamic State Telegraph [UK], by Shashank Joshi Attercliffe- 8/20/2014 6:04:51 AM There is something disturbing about the fact that the murder of a single Westerner should elicit greater shock and garner more attention than the torture and killing of hundreds upon hundreds of Syrians and Iraqis stretching back years, but if this is what it takes to bring home the sadism and cruelty of the so-called caliphate, so be it. I did not watch the Islamic State’s propaganda snuff movie of James Foley’s murder (the word “execution” is utterly misplaced), and it should not be screened, circulated, or given undue publicity, but the audio clips convey one of it’s most chilling The Rise of Progressive Oligarchy The Federalist, by David Corbin & Matt Parks StormCnter- 8/20/2014 5:14:03 AM In what might have appeared to be a minor political event a few weeks back, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) “insignificant” and “inconsequential” in a debate on the House floor. Why would the former House Speaker insult a colleague in such a manner? She didn’t count her way to this assessment; Democrats do not hold a majority of the House. Nor did she reason her way to this position, as there was nothing in Rep. Marino’s argument on the immigration issue that raised empirical red flags. Perhaps it was a momentary lapse in judgment in the midst of Permanent Record: How Arrests StickWith Tens of Millions of Americans Wall Street Journal, by Gary Fields Pluperfect- 8/20/2014 5:09:05 AM The federal government is holding the records of 77.7 million people in its master criminal records file. That is one record for about every three U.S. adults. Our page one story today looks at the often lifelong consequences of these arrest records, even for minor offenses or for charges that were thrown out. Here is a rundown. HOW DO YOU GET THERE? All the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies with arrest authority submit fingerprints to the system. What is considered serious enough to be included in the file depends on the arresting agencies laws and ordinances. Some agencies send only Mo´Ne Davis LandsSports Illustrated Cover Atlantic Wire, by David Ludwig StormCnter- 8/20/2014 5:05:48 AM Next up for 13-year old pitching wizard Mo´ne Davis? The cover of Sports Illustrated. On Friday, Davis became the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series when she led her Philadelphia Taney Dragons to a 4-0 win over Nashville. Today she has become the first Little Leaguer (of either gender) to grace SI´s cover. Albert Chen summed up the national fascination with Davis in his cover article. She´s a lot of things to a lot of different people, all of them good things: a totem for inner-city baseball, a role model for your 10-year-old niece,
Does it take more water to frack anoil well or keep a golf course green? Washington Examiner [DC], by Mark Tapscott StormCnter- 8/20/2014 5:02:34 AM Quick question: Which uses more water, growing vegetables or hydraulic fracturing — i.e. fracking — to produce oil and natural gas? Ask that question of folks who work for the energy industry and odds are good they will quickly tell you agriculture consumes far more water than fracking. Ask that same question to activists trying to stop fracking and odds are good they will just as quickly respond with claims that fracking uses so much water that it threatens ground supplies. The right answer, according to a recent study done for the Western Energy Alliance, found that fracking in states Best of facts-free reportinghands-down...I mean up Boston Herald, by Howie Carr MissMolly- 8/20/2014 4:55:02 AM I began to lose interest in Ferguson, Mo., when it was first reported that the late Michael Brown was an “aspiring rapper.” Hadn’t heard that one yet? It was in the LA Times, under the headline: “Michael Brown’s raps: Money, sex, drugs — and a vulnerable side.” Of course he had to have a vulnerable side. That’s why he was known as “the Gentle Giant.” He didn’t look terribly gentle in that closed-circuit video, shoving the owner of the Ferguson Market when he was stealing the box of Swisher Sweets just before he got shot. But the demonstrators could see right through that Why is Obama disconnected, directionless? CNBC, by Ben White StormCnter- 8/20/2014 4:52:15 AM Foreign policy successes have been rare for the current White House so it was surprising this week to see President Barack Obama take something of a victory lap over the apparent success of efforts to beat back Islamic radical advances in Iraq. But it certainly made sense for the president to take satisfaction where he could because beyond that small victory, Obama´s presidency seems disconnected and directionless. Obama made his remarks on Iraq during a brief break from his Martha´s Vineyard vacation. But instead of looking rested, the president appeared fatigued and frustrated, particularly over the continued clashes between police and A Carter gay-rights ‘secret’ in Georgia Washington Times, by Editorial StormCnter- 8/20/2014 4:49:30 AM Jason Carter wants to follow in his famous grandfather’s footsteps. Mr. Carter, a Democrat, is running for governor of Georgia, a position Jimmy Carter held for a term before moving on to the White House. Jason Carter is willing to say pretty much whatever it takes to win. When someone asks his opinions on homosexual demands, he dodges, weaves and deflects, eager not to offend religiously conservative Georgia. But his gay supporters are saying it for him. Georgia remains committed to traditional marriage. The left-leaning Public Policy Polling discovered last year that 6 of 10 Georgia voters want to keep
Neither Just Nor Peaceful American Spectator, by George Neumayr StormCnter- 8/20/2014 4:42:47 AM "No justice, no peace,” scream protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Implicit in this menacing chant is that the rioting on display there for over a week has been justified. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, among other hucksters, disclaim the violence, even as they stoke it with reckless rhetoric. They aren’t interested in peace but power. Were they truly opposed to the violence, they wouldn’t coin chants that condone it. “We’re not looters. We’re liberators,” says Sharpton. Liberating society from what? The rule of law? His view of justice is that the law be permanently suspended for the racially aggrieved. A police department Sullivan leading in Alaska GOP primary USA Today, by Susan Davis MissMolly- 8/20/2014 4:35:35 AM ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The final contested Senate GOP primary of 2014 came to a close Tuesday, with Dan Sullivan leading with more than two-thirds of the ballots counted. The winner will take on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the 10 top competitive races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate next year. Begich faced only token opposition in the Democratic primary, and was declared the winner shortly after polls closed. The GOP nomination battle followed a familiar political narrative this year, pitting establishment and Tea Party Republicans against each other in a race heavily influenced by outside forces and The Kochs´ plan to beat Harry Reid Politico, by Kenneth P. Vogel & Burgess Everett StormCnter- 8/20/2014 4:33:56 AM LAS VEGAS — Harry Reid’s reelection is more than two years off, but the Koch brothers’ political machine is already methodically laying the groundwork that will be used to try to take him out. The efforts in recent months have been largely subterranean, but they are unmistakable. A handful of nonprofit groups in the vast political network helmed by allies of the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch have established or expanded permanent ground operations in Reid’s backyard. Focused on wooing key demographics like Latinos and veterans, they’ve also paid for ads assailing the Senate Democratic leader. Reid, meanwhile, is ramping up Nobody wants to smell likeJustin Bieber or Taylor Swift New York Post, by Staff StormCnter- 8/20/2014 4:30:06 AM No one wants to smell like Eau de Brat. Perfume giant Elizabeth Arden blamed pop singers Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift for stinking up financial results in the latest quarter. Arden’s stock tanked nearly 25 percent on Tuesday after the company cited a worse-than-expected slide in its celebrity fragrance business — namely, two of its biggest stars. “The decline in sales of celebrity fragrances, particularly the Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift fragrances, was steeper than anticipated,” the company said in a statement. Sales for the quarter ended June 30 fell 28.4 percent from last year to $191.7 million after it introduced fewer new fragrances Several Perry Grand Jurors Broke the Law to
Explain Why They Think Perry Broke the Law
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston StormCnter- 8/20/2014 4:26:00 AM By Texas law, grand jurors are not supposed to talk to the media about their cases. That did not stop several of the Gov. Perry grand jurors from breaking the law, specifically, talking to the Houston Chronicle. The jury, which met weekly for four months, “really tried to keep an open mind and come to a fair decision given all the testimony that we heard,” said Janna Bessin, one of the 12 Travis County residents appointed to serve on the grand jury. “It’s too bad,” Bessin said, calling the criticism unfair. “But I guess that his side’s job – to really spin it.” The
The Grossly Exaggerated
Critique of Ferguson
National Review Online, by Rich Lowry StormCnter- 8/20/2014 4:21:05 AM It was ridiculous and wrong for police snipers to train their weapons on peaceful protestors in Ferguson. But, when you get right down to it, the militarization of police has had basically nothing to do with events there, even though the Left and parts of the Right have wanted to make that the main issue. When Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, the officer was presumably wearing a typical police uniform and driving a typical police car. He either acted in entirely justifiable self-defense, made a catastrophic misjudgment after an altercation, or (in the extreme version of the protestors) shot Brown How the West produces jihadi tourists The Week, by Michael Brendan Dougherty Pluperfect- 8/20/2014 4:17:16 AM "I´ve read of our heroes, and I wanted the same, To play out my part in the patriot game." —Dominic Behan Nine hundred years ago, Europe sent men to the Middle East to protect Christians there and put control of their faith´s holy sites in the hands of Latin Christians. It even led to the reunion of Maronite Christians with the pope. Today, Europe sends young Muslims to the Middle East to destroy Christian churches and holy sites and to impose sharia law. America sends them too. It leads to Middle Eastern Christians fleeing in terror and crying out to the pope Reid downplays reported Obama snub,
says they talked and ´everything is fine´
Pluperfect- 8/20/2014 4:14:27 AM Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he spoke Tuesday with President Obama and "everything is fine" following a newspaper report describing him as feeling snubbed during a recent White House meeting. The Nevada Democrat said he had a long conversation with Obama. He did not refute Monday´s story in The New York Times that begins with an account of an Oval Office meeting in which the president apparently cut off Reid when he tried to complain about Senate Republicans blocking presidential nominations. However, Reid, the Senate’s top Democrat, downplayed the significance of the story, the larger narrative of which was that Democrats The International Effort
to Free James Foley
ABC News, by Matthew Mosk* Pluperfect- 8/20/2014 4:08:32 AM Before a video surfaced online appearing to show the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials made repeated efforts to win freedom for Foley, attempting to identify and reach his captors through Turkish, Russian and Czech intermediaries. While officials continue to study and try to authenticate the grisly video that appears to show Foley’s execution at the hands of a captor from the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, details are now starting to emerge about the fevered efforts to gain his release. Video Appears to Show Beheading of Journalist James Foley, Who Went Missing in Syria Another American Hostage
at Risk by Islamic State
Associated Press, by Lara Jakes Pluperfect- 8/20/2014 4:04:17 AM WASHINGTON -- In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. The White House must now weigh the risks of adopting an aggressive policy to destroy the Islamic State against resisting any action that could result in the death of another American. It will also confront the potentially necessary step of pursuing the Islamic State in Syria, where President Barack Obama has resisted launching airstrikes or deploying significant American firepower. Obama was expected to make a The mugshot that launched
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Legal Insurrection, by Amy Miller Original Article Posted By: - 8/20/2014 3:15:11 AM Post Reply Texas Governor Rick Perry was booked today on charges of abuse of power, but before he went in to pose for the greatest mugshot in the history of mugshots, he took the time to speak at a pickup rally organized in support of the Governor and his fight against Texas democrats. The Washington Free Beacon has the video: I’m here today because I did the right thing. I’m going to enter this courthouse with my head held high, and not only were the actions that I took not only lawful and legal, but right. And if I had to do so,
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Alone Again, Naturally New York Times, by Maureen Dowd mitzi- 8/19/2014 11:35:06 PM WASHINGTON — Affectations can be dangerous, as Gertrude Stein said. When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage. From his address in Berlin to his acceptance speech in Chicago, he eschewed ornaments and other politicians, conveying the sense that he was above the grubby political scene, unearthly and apart. He began “Dreams From My Father” with a description of his time living on the Upper East Side while he was a student at Columbia, savoring his lone-wolf existence. He was, he wrote, “prone to see other people as unnecessary distractions.” Shooting Accounts Differ as HolderSchedules Visit to Ferguson New York Times, by Frances Robles & Michael S. Schmidt - 8/19/2014 11:14:10 PM FERGUSON, Mo. — As a county grand jury prepared to hear evidence on Wednesday in the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer that touched off 10 days of unrest here, witnesses have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts of the killing. Some of the accounts seem to agree on how the fatal altercation initially unfolded: with a struggle between the officer, Darren Wilson, and the teenager, Michael Brown. Officer Wilson was inside his patrol car at the time, while Mr. Brown, who was unarmed, was leaning in through an open window. Many witnesses also agreed on Who Will Stand Up for the Christians? New York Times, by Ronald S. Lauder mitzi- 8/19/2014 10:54:58 PM WHY is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa? In Europe and in the United States, we have witnessed demonstrations over the tragic deaths of Palestinians who have been used as human shields by Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls Gaza. The United Nations has held inquiries and focuses its anger on Israel for defending itself against that same terrorist organization. But the barbarous slaughter of thousands upon thousands of Christians is met with relative indifference. The Middle East and parts of central Africa are losing entire Christian communities that have lived in
President Obama returns toVineyard vacation Cape Cod Times (MA), by Staff JoniTx- 8/19/2014 10:49:31 PM President Obama has returned to the island for part two of his retreat after taking a rare break from vacation to tend to business in the nation´s capital over the last few days, The president´s Marine One helicopter touched down at Martha´s Vineyard Airport at 6:10 p.m. this evening, according to pool reports. That was about a half hour after President Obama and his daughter Malia disembarked from Air Force One at Joint Base Cape Cod to transfer to the helicopter. Earlier today, the White House said President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with at least a dozen
Smithsonian adds LGBThistory to museum - 8/19/2014 10:44:09 PM WASHINGTON — Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.” Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the National Museum of American History. The collection includes original scripts, casting ideas, political memorabilia surrounding the show and the series finale. The network agreed to donate props, including a pill bottle and flask, a sign from “Grace Adler Interior Design” and Will Truman’s framed college diploma. Kohan 3 held in suburban Chicagohostage standoff; 2 cops wounded CBS News & Associated Press, by Staff - 8/19/2014 10:40:41 PM HARVEY, Ill. - Authorities were negotiating Tuesday with two men barricaded in a home and holding a woman and two children hostage in the south suburbs of Chicago. At least one of the men was thought to be armed. Officers, including a SWAT team, surrounded the home about five hours after the initial report. Two police officers were wounded by gunfire after responding to the 12:43 p.m. burglary report, Howard said, Harvey city spokesman Sean Howard told The Associated Press. Officer Darnell Keel, an 18-year veteran of the police force, was in stable condition at a hospital with a broken Al Sharpton to HeadlineAnnual CAIR Banquet Breitbart Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel MDMuskrat- 8/19/2014 10:16:01 PM MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton has been scheduled to keynote the 20th annual Council on American-Islamic Relations fundraising banquet, scheduled for September 27th in the Washington, D.C., area. (snip) Sharpton´s critics have described him as a “race-hustler,” while his supporters have profiled him as a civil rights leader. Rev. Sharpton is President Barack Obama’s “go-to black leader,” according to a 60 Minutes report. Their relationship is so close that “not only does Sharpton travel to see the president, the president travels to see him,” the report said.
Spike Lee on CNN: ‘There Is a Waron the Black Male’ in America - 8/19/2014 10:10:58 PM Filmmaker Spike Lee joined Anderson Cooper live on CNN Tuesday in order to express his outrage over the police action against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri in the 10 days following the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer there. “We don’t need snipers on top of the tanks pointing at civilians,” Lee said, advocating for retired Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré, the man who headed up the military response to Hurricane Katrina, to be brought in to help calm things down in Ferguson. “I do not think you should be killed in this country because allegedly you steal Uber hired David Plouffewhen it realized “techies”can’t do politics Washington Post, by Emily Badger and Zachary A. Goldfarb Dreadnought- 8/19/2014 10:04:52 PM As one of Barack Obama’s chief political strategists, David Plouffe mixed grassroots organizing and Internet campaigning to help win two presidential elections. Now Uber, the controversial onlinetransportation company, has tapped Plouffe to deploy these same skills in what has rapidly become one of the most prominent political fights to emerge out of Silicon Valley. Uber announced Tuesday that Plouffe will join the company as a senior vice president of policy and strategy as it spars all over the world with powerful taxi interests — and their political allies — who argue that Uber puts the public at risk and operates Iraqi TV Host Weeps OverPlight of Christians Cybercast News Service, by Lauretta Brown - 8/19/2014 10:02:17 PM Nahi Mahdi, an Iraqi TV host, broke down in tears while discussing the desperate plight of Christian refugees in Iraq. “They are our own flesh and blood,” Mahdi said after regaining his composure. “Some of them have left for Sweden or Germany. Who does (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) think it is to drive out our fellow countrymen?” The Asia TV program was aired in Iraq in late July, according to a video and translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). “This is one genuine Iraqi we have here,” another panelist commented at the sight As World Chaos Continues, ObamaQuietly Retreats To Martha´s Vineyard Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering - 8/19/2014 10:00:18 PM President Obama returned to his vacation home at Martha’s Vineyard after briefly interrupting his vacation for two days of meetings in Washington, D.C. Obama met with his economic team Tuesday before leaving the White House at 4:22 pm to return to his vacation home. He did not react to the news that broke later that evening about an ISIS video that showed the beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley. The National Security Council reacted, however, in a statement provided by spokesperson Caitlin Hayden. “We have seen a video that purports to be the murder of U.S. citizen James Foley by ISIL,” Hayden said.
Rick Perry bookedby authorities, thengoes for ice cream Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan Dreadnought- 8/19/2014 9:55:03 PM Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), under indictment on two felony counts, was booked by authorities Tuesday afternoon, where he declared his innocence and vowed to fight the charges he faces. “I’m going to enter this courthouse with my head held high,” Perry told a crush of reporters and some cheering supporters before he entered a Travis County courthouse. Perry, who wore a dark suit and blue tie, had his fingerprints and a mug shot taken. The governor smiled slightly in his booking picture, which he took without his glasses on. Authorities did not issue an arrest warrant. Hurricane forecasters trackingtwo systems that may developin central Atlantic Times-Picayune (New Orleans LA), by Mark Schleifstein - 8/19/2014 9:55:03 PM The National Hurricane Center is tracking two low pressure systems in the central Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 19) that show potential for forming a tropical depression during the next five days. "Disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity continues in association with an elongated area of low pressure that extends from the northeastern coast of South America into the central tropical Atlantic," said senior hurricane specialist Michael Brennan in a tropical weather outlook message issued by the center at 1 p.m. "Environmental conditions are forecast to be more conducive for gradual development of this system during the next few days Read: Gov. Nixon Calls For ´VigorousProsecution´ in Michael Brown Shooting Fox News, by Staff KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 9:54:06 PM In a message this evening, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called for a "vigorous prosecution" in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Read the message below: Ten days ago, a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, in broad daylight. Since then, the world has watched a community become engulfed in grief, anger, fear and at times violence. For a family mourning the loss of a son, it has been a profound personal tragedy. For Ferguson and our entire nation, it has ripped open old wounds that have festered for generations, and exposed difficult issues that communities across our country must Eric Holder: Michael Brown DeathCause for ´Robust Action´to Increase Police Diversity Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee JoniTx- 8/19/2014 9:45:08 PM Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to use Michael Brown´s death and the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, to push for more police diversity and even combat unintentional "disparate treatment under the law" of minorities. In an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ahead of his arrival in Ferguson on Wednesday, Holder called for "an end to the acts of violence in the streets of Ferguson" because "they seriously undermine, rather than advance, the cause of justice" and "interrupt the deeper conversation that the legitimate demonstrators are trying to advance." After pledging that the Department of Justice´s "investigation into this matter will
Michael Brown funeral arrangementsset; Rev. Al Sharpton to give eulogy KMOV-TV [St. Louis, MO], by Staff KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 9:33:21 PM ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Funeral arrangements have been set for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old man killed by police in Ferguson last weekend. According to his attorney, Benjamin Crump, the funeral has been set for Monday, August 25, 2014 at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy and Rev. Michael Jones will officiate. Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church is located at 5515 Dr. Martin Luther Kind Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112 ISIS Beheads AmericanJournalist Foley, Calls MurderRetaliation for U.S. Airstrikes PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson Dreadnought- 8/19/2014 9:28:34 PM The Islamic State’s official media just released a graphic video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who was taken in northwest Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. The ISIS terrorist in the video says that the beheading is revenge for President Obama’s recent airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq. The video, viewed in full by PJM, begins with a snippet of Obama speaking about the strikes, then shifts to images of the strikes with a title that reads, “American Aggression Against the Islamic State.” The title card then says a “A Message to America.” Foley, with a shaved head, was Palestinian group designateas foreign terrorist organization Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff - 8/19/2014 9:06:44 PM The US State Department announced on Tuesday that it was designating the Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC) – an umbrella organization made up of Gaza-based jihadist terrorist groups – as a foreign terrorist organization. The group has claimed responsibility for several attacks against Israel, including an August 2013 rocket attack targeting the port city of Eilat and another attack against Gaza frontier town Sderot on March 21, 2013. The group also backs the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Fareed Zakaria Fights BackAgainst New Plagiarism Accusations Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein - 8/19/2014 8:31:42 PM CNN host and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria has responded to renewed accusations of plagiarism in his articles that appeared in Time magazine and elsewhere. While two anonymous reporters claim Zakaria lifted numerous passages from Wikipedia, the writer told Politico in an email that he merely referenced facts that could be found in “hundreds” of other articles. “Two anonymous bloggers today have alleged that there are 11 cases in my writing where I have cited a statistic that also appeared somewhere else,” Zakaria wrote. “These are all facts, not someone else’s writing or opinions or expressions.” Referring to one example the bloggers
The Upper and Nether Millstones PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez - 8/19/2014 8:24:40 PM Yesterday’s post about the inexorable expansion of government can be read in conjunction with Roger Simon’s current piece about how the Great Society laid the foundations for the riots in Ferguson. Ironically Michael Brown and the paramilitarized Ferguson police department are two sides of the same coin. They are the joint product of the politics of grievance and the growing expansion of government. The taxes that made the mobs dependent also armed the paramilitary police that contain them. You have one government department handing out Obamaphones and another handing out MRAPs to the cops. HHS gives out Obamacare and the Rockets target Tel Aviv in wakeof truce breakdown Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff, Yaakov Lappin - 8/19/2014 8:07:01 PM Hours after rockets shattered the cease-fire and hit Gaza frontier communities, three loud explosions were heard over Tel Aviv, shortly before 11 p.m., for the first time in over a week. In total, the IDF said that 50 rockets were fired at Israel since 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday until around midnight. Six rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected Palestinian charges that Israel was to blame for a breakdown in ceasefire talks in Cairo, saying rocket fire from Gaza "made continuation of talks impossible." Why Do Black Leaders HavePreconceived Notionsof Guilt When the RacesExchange Roles? Canada Free Press, by Jerry McConnell snowcloud- 8/19/2014 7:47:24 PM If at first you don’t succeed, try - oops; not that one, but it’s very close. The one I’m thinking of when I heard that the cavalry, in the form of two black leaders, not Black Panthers, although that group are certainly present at this roasting; but these warriors heard that a young black boy got shot by a white policeman during the riots in Ferguson, suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, and they’re here to make sure some white cop gets not necessarily fair but equal treatment. But wait; fair and equal? How can that be? The cop was not White House takes suggestionsfrom business on immigration changes CBS News, by Rebecca Kaplan JoniTx- 8/19/2014 7:18:37 PM In addition to reviewing the deportation system of immigrants in the U.S. illegally, the Obama administration is weighing executive actions to change the legal immigration system in ways that could benefit businesses, the Wall Street Journal reports. In more than 20 meetings this summer, White House and other administration officials have recruited suggestions from industries like technology, agriculture and construction. High-tech firms, in search of ways to increase the number of skilled foreign workers that can come to the U.S., have pitched the idea of excluding workers´ spouses from the 140,000-per-year visa cap. They would also like to see the The real reason we yawn Wall Street Journal, by Jonathan D. Rockoff Hazymac- 8/19/2014 7:18:33 PM Yawning can be a problem at the office for Lindsay Eierman. "I´ve explained, ´I´m sorry, I didn´t get much sleep last night,´ " says Ms. Eierman, a 26-year-old social worker from Durham, N.C. But a lack of sleep may not be the problem. Researchers are starting to unravel the mystery surrounding the yawn, one of the most common and often embarrassing behaviors. Yawning, they have discovered, is much more complicated than previously thought. Although all yawns look the same, they appear to have many different causes and to serve a variety of functions. Yawning is believed to be a means
´American bombing had signedmy death certificate´: Missing USjournalist James Wright Foleygoes unflinching to his deathas ISIS behead him in horrific* Daily Mail (UK), by James Nye JoniTx- 8/19/2014 7:00:18 PM American freelance photo-journalist James Wright Foley, 40, has been beheaded by ISIS in a video message posted online and titled as ‘A Message to America’. Foley, has been missing since November, 2012, after being taken hostage while reporting from Taftanaz, in northern Syria while reporting for the agency, GlobalPost. ISIS posted the extremely graphic video to social media as proof of their barbaric actions late on Tuesday afternoon. Scroll Down for Video of Previous ISIS threats- White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the administration has seen the video. She says that if it’s deemed genuine by the A message to the people of Ferguson Post-Dispatch [St. Louis, MO], by Eric H. Holder Jr. StormCnter- 8/19/2014 6:43:40 PM Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. At a time when so much may seem uncertain, the people of Ferguson can have confidence that the Justice Department intends to learn — in a fair and thorough manner — exactly what happened. Today, I will be in Ferguson to be briefed on the federal civil rights
Perry at courthouse for booking Houston Chronicle, by Peggy Fikac - 8/19/2014 6:23:15 PM AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry was greeted by cheers and chants as he approached the Travis County courthouse Tuesday before heading in to be booked on the felony indictment alleging he abused his power. “I´m here today because I believe in the rule of law. I´m here today because I did the right thing. I´m going to enter this courthouse with my head held, high knowing that the actions that I took were not only lawful and legal but right,” Perry said. One in the crowd shouted, “We love you.” The case stems from Perry´s threat last year to veto The 14 craziest McDonald’slocations around the globe Yahoo Travel, by Erica Bray - 8/19/2014 6:21:07 PM On a recent road trip through New Mexico, I decided to stop in Roswell. I’ve always been curious about the UFO and alien conspiracy theories that made this tiny desert town famous. I figured that the only attraction worth visiting would be its kitschy International UFO Museum. Turns out I was wrong. Something else pretty “out of this world” captured my attention. And no, it wasn’t an extraterrestrial sighting. It was the local McDonald’s. It’s the only one in the world designed like a UFO. This got me wondering: What other bizarre McDonald’s locations exist around the world? In its quest for global fast-food domination, McDonald’s has opened Peanut, Almond Butter Recalledat Whole Foods, Trader Joe’sfor Salmonella Risk - 8/19/2014 5:38:33 PM New York - Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. says there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and private label brands for Whole Foods, Trader Joe´s, Kroger and Safeway. They were sold in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates as well as the U.S. The company says it learned of the contamination risk after
Mitt Romney: Obamaworse than even I expected Washington Times, by S.A. Miller - 8/19/2014 5:31:01 PM Beckley, WV - Mitt Romney said Tuesday that the problems inflicted by President Obama’s policies are even worse than he predicted during the 2012 presidential campaign. “It’s been a good deal worse than even I expected,” Mr. Romney told reporters after headlining a rally here for Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. “I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally,” he said. “But the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.” Mr. Romney, former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican ISIS Appears To Behead AmericanPhotojournalist In YouTube Video BuzzFeed, by Jessica Testa & Rosie Gray LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 5:20:47 PM The video, uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, includes about a minute and a half of President Obama announcing his recent authorization of targeted airstrikes and a humanitarian operation in Iraq. Around the two minute mark, a man believed to be James Wright Foley, 40, delivers a statement: “I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers: the U.S. government.” He then addresses his brother John, a member of the U.S. Air Force, at length. After about two minutes and 20 seconds, he is beheaded. Two people who know Foley said the man in the video appears to be him, and that the voice sounds like his. Michael Brown FuneralPlanned for Monday NBC News, by Hasani Gittens LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 5:10:46 PM The funeral for Michael Brown Jr. will be on Monday, August 25, a lawyer for his family announced on Tuesday. Attorney Benjamin Crump said more details would follow. Brown’s fatal shooting by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer on August 9 has touched off over a week of angry protests in the community. Brown´s parents, Michael Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, say prosecution of the officer who shot their unarmed son is the only thing that can bring peace to the streets of Ferguson. "Justice will bring peace," McSpadden told Today´s Matt Lauer Tuesday. Activist Encourages Defacementof Cover of Paul Ryan´s Book Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper mitzi- 8/19/2014 5:02:52 PM Erica Payne, founder and president of the left-wing Agenda Project, is encouraging people to deface the cover of Paul Ryan´s new book, which is hitting shelves today. "Hi Daniel," Payne writes in an email. "Just a heads up, Paul Ryan´s new book comes out today and his publisher is furious! It turns out that they accidentally shipped it with the wrong cover, and they need your help to make things right. "We have the correct cover and it´s up to us to get it on as many of his books as possible, as soon as possible. The real cover is
Rev. Graham on ISIS: ChristiansCrucified, Beheaded, Buried Alive Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman mitzi- 8/19/2014 4:57:14 PM Reverend Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the international Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse, said ISIS jihadists are crucifying and beheading Christians in Iraq and Syria--“people are dying for their faith”--and added that he has heard of “incidences where entire families have been buried alive because they refused to convert to Islam.” Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said he was also aware of some Muslims who who were fleeing from the bloodthirsty ISIS, stressing that they do not want to see or live under the brutal sharia policies the jihadists were ObamaCare tax notmeeting revenue target becausecompanies not paying, audit finds Associated Press, by Staff LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 4:56:56 PM A government audit says an "ObamaCare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren´t paying it. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the Internal Revenue Service needs to do a better job policing the tax. To help pay for President Barack Obama´s health law, Congress enacted a 2.3 percent tax on the sale of medical devices used chiefly by doctors and hospitals, such as pacemakers and CT scan machines. The tax took effect in January 2013. For the first six months of that year, the IRS estimated it would collect $1.2 billion from the tax. Obama heads back to vacationafter unexplained DC trip The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink - 8/19/2014 4:52:33 PM President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon. Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose Gitmo hunger strike cost feds$300K for liquid nutrition;half spent on vanilla Ensure Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 4:49:59 PM Accused terrorists being held in a Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba have cost the federal government roughly $300,000 for liquid nutritional supplements due to hunger strikes. Since March of 2013, 161,352 cans of liquid supplements have been purchased, which included $142,345 worth of vanilla Ensure, VICE News reported Monday. Documentation was provided to the news outlet after a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit was filed against the Department of Defense. “The transaction reports are especially noteworthy because they show that the purchases were made during a time when military officials were
Texas Governor Rick Perry´sIndictment The Work OfSoros-Funded Minions Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial PageTurner- 8/19/2014 4:47:08 PM Politics: Now that the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is coming up as the mother of all nothingburgers, and even Democrats are steering clear, it´s time to look at those behind this scam: George Soros-funded front groups. Friday´s news erupted with a Texas-sized gusher of political mud — Gov. Perry indicted on two felony counts of corruption and abuse of office! And it was all over his decision to defund a "public integrity office" run by a convicted drunk whose failure to resign left an office unable to straighten itself out. With the news breaking late at week´s end, the governor´s Shoot-on-sight order inEbola-wary Liberia Sky News [Australia], by Staff PageTurner- 8/19/2014 4:42:01 PM Liberia´s armed forces have reportedly been given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighbouring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of Ebola. Soldiers stationed in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, which border Sierra Leone, were to ´shoot on sight´ any person trying to cross the border, said deputy chief of staff, Colonel Eric Dennis, according to local newspaper the Daily Observer. The order comes after border officials reported people continued to cross the porous border illegally. Grand Cape Mount county had 35 known ´illegal entry points,´ according to immigration commander Colonel Samuel Mulbah. Illegal crossings Passport officers aren’t toogood at spotting fake photos Washington Post, by Rachel Feltman LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 4:36:25 PM If you´ve been lucky enough to enjoy a vacation this summer, you´ve most likely handed your photo ID over to a TSA agent (or your own country´s equivalent). But according to a study published Monday in PLOS ONE, endless practice hasn´t turned them into human passport-scanning machines. In fact, the people responsible for checking photo identification all day might not be any better at recognizing a mismatched face than you are. (Snip) When the officers compared photos to live people, they let fraudulent photos through 14 percent of the time. When asked to decide if multiple photos truly showed one person at different ages Shoot-on-sight order inEbola-wary Liberia Sky News [Australia], by Staff PageTurner- 8/19/2014 4:35:39 PM Liberia´s armed forces have reportedly been given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighbouring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of Ebola. Soldiers stationed in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, which border Sierra Leone, were to ´shoot on sight´ any person trying to cross the border, said deputy chief of staff, Colonel Eric Dennis, according to local newspaper the Daily Observer. The order comes after border officials reported people continued to cross the porous border illegally. Grand Cape Mount county had 35 known ´illegal entry points,´ according to immigration commander Colonel Samuel Mulbah. Illegal crossings(Stafff corrected headline)
´Hypocritical´ Mexico Slams Texas´Deployment Of National Guard On Border Breitbart Texas, by Kristin Tate - 8/19/2014 4:27:13 PM HOUSTON, Texas -- Late last week Mexico´s foreign ministry vocalized strong opposition to the presence of the National Guard at the Texas-Mexico border amid the current border crisis. A statement from the foreign ministry reportedly said that Mexico "reiterates, in a firm and categorical way, its rejection of this measure. No circumstance at all or change in border security exists that justifies this measure taken by the state." The statement further asserted that the National Guard´s being at the border "does not contribute in any way to solving the immigration problem," according to the AFP. Texas Governor Rick Perry deployed National Guard troops NY church backs out of federal planto house illegal immigrant children Fox News, by Joshua Rhett Miller LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 4:23:02 PM A New York church has dropped its proposal to temporarily house roughly 40 juvenile immigrants who have entered into the United States from Mexico, citing a missed deadline for the federally-funded program and a looming change in leadership. Rev. Marc Herbst, an assistant to the bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod-Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, told FoxNews.com that Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Commack has abandoned its plan to house the children for roughly 10-day stays. “At this point, it just doesn’t look like this is going to be feasible,” Herbst said Tuesday. “At this point, it’s not appropriate Jail Records at Odds With FergusonCop’s Claims That OutsidersCausing Trouble ABC News, by Colleen Curry - 8/19/2014 4:15:30 PM People arrested during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have come from as far away as New York City and California, but the overwhelming majority of those detained for refusing to disperse are from Ferguson and the surrounding area, according to jail records. Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, who is in charge of the law enforcement efforts in Ferguson, said this morning that those arrested mainly had come from out of town. "As I´ve said, many are a criminal element that have been coming to Ferguson and are not from this area. Tonight some of those arrested came from Germany Ebola scare as Nigerian womanshowing symptoms of killer disease faints injobcentre forcing 600 people into quarantine Daily Mail [UK], by Damien Gayle, Allan Hall Attercliffe- 8/19/2014 4:13:54 PM A woman was rushed to hospital and hundreds of people were quarantined today after she showed symptoms of Ebola virus infection in a jobcentre in Germany. As many as 600 visitors and staff at the employment office building in Berlin were also stopped from leaving for several hours as emergency services sealed off part of the street. The mass-circulation daily Bild said the woman had fainted, that she hailed from Nigeria and that she said later that she had recently been in contact with people infected with Ebola. Several people who had been with the woman inside the building in the Gasoline tanks being removedat Ferguson QuikTrip site St. Louis Post Dispatch (MO), by Lisa Brown - 8/19/2014 4:02:08 PM Workers spent Tuesday morning erecting a chain link fence around the Ferguson QuikTrip and removing fuel still stored in underground tanks on the property. The QuikTrip, at 9420 W. Florissant Ave., was looted and burned on Aug. 10, the day after Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. The store was boarded up and some privacy fencing was put up around the structure after the fire. But hundreds of protesters and media gathered at the property over the past week, and it´s become a gathering spot amid the unrest. Law-enforcement officers began barring access to the site
Police officers shoot dead 23-year-oldblack suspect in St Louis who ´chargedat cops with a knife yelling shoot me´ Daily Mail [UK], by Louise Boyle Attercliffe- 8/19/2014 3:56:47 PM A 23-year-old African-American man has been shot dead today by police officers in St Louis, Missouri after allegedly robbing a convenience store with a knife. The man charged at officers waving a knife when he was killed around 12.30pm in the north of the city, Police Chief Sam Dotson said on Tuesday. The shooting took place outside the Six Stars Market, four miles from the unrest in Ferguson over last week´s cop shooting of a black teenager. No officers were injured in today´s incident. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect stole two energy drinks, according to KMOV, left the St. Louis Police Officers Shootand Kill 23-Year-Old Knife-Wielding Man Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein - 8/19/2014 3:53:40 PM Reporters are on the scene in St. Louis, Missouri, just miles from Ferguson, where police officers reportedly shot and killed a 23-year-old African-American man wielding a knife. Initial reports indicate that the man entered a store with a knife and refused to leave after police were called. He was shot and killed after he allegedly lunged at police with the knife. In a press conference, police claimed the man was yelling, “Shoot me now, kill me now” before he was shot. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson tweeted news of the shooting just after 2 p.m. ET Tuesday: (Tweet) Watch 40 FBI agents search for ´civil rights´crimes in Ferguson as Eric Holderplans to visit on Wednesday Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko Attercliffe- 8/19/2014 3:51:32 PM The Department of Justice has 40 FBI agents canvassing Ferguson, Missouri to learn whether a white police officer should be charged with a ´civil rights´ crime for shooting an unarmed black teen, the agency confirmed on Tuesday. [Snip] The DOJ is conducting interviews with an eye toward determining if a federal case will be made of the shooting, regardless of whether the state of Missouri charges Wilson with murder or manslaughter. It´s conceivable that he might not be charged for killing the teen, but still face a trial in federal court for violating his civil rights. CNN Anchor: ‘Why Not Use WaterCannons’ Against Ferguson Rioters? [VIDEO] Daily Caller, by Brendon Bordelon - 8/19/2014 3:47:32 PM CNN International anchor Rosemary Church wondered why the Ferguson police department aren’t using water cannons instead of indiscriminate tear gas on protesters and rioters — prompting an incredulous look from her co-anchor, who was clearly more aware of America’s history of race relations. Church made the comments in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as police battled armed rioters with clouds of tear gas and volleys of rubber bullets and stun grenades. “Why are they using this strategy?” she asked. “Why the use of tear gas, stun grenades? Why not perhaps use water cannon? At least it’s not going to UN Human Rights CouncilUrged to End Virtual Silence onIraq’s Endangered Minorities Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough Original Article Posted By: mitzi- 8/19/2014 3:45:39 PM Post Reply Iraqi Christian and Yazidi representatives will gather in Geneva on Tuesday to urge the U.N.’s top human rights body to hold an urgent meeting to discuss the plight of their imperiled communities. The Human Rights Council has largely ignored the issue up until now. The rally comes 10 days after a coalition of human rights advocacy groups and lawmakers from several countries urged U.N. high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay to call for an emergency HRC session on the deadly jihadist campaign against Iraq’s religious minorities. As of early Tuesday the coalition had received no reply, confirmed U.N. Watch Michael Brown: A Criminal and a Thug Frontpage Magazine, by Matthew Vadum Original Article Posted By: - 8/19/2014 3:39:54 PM Post Reply As the media-sanctioned rioting, bloodshed and looting continue in Ferguson, Missouri, evidence is emerging that police shooting victim Michael Brown wasn’t the upstanding citizen that many on the Left have claimed him to be. All of this is happening as mobs have been attacking cops with Molotov cocktails and destroying community infrastructure. Some blacks in the region are reportedly randomly assaulting non-blacks as collective payback for what happened to Brown. Looting and property destruction are rampant. Scores of people have been arrested. Aircraft were ordered to fly at least 3,000 feet over Ferguson airspace after police said their helicopters were
BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered "Orbital Blowout Fracture" to Eye Socket During Mike Brown AttackHopefully Mr. Holder will be informed of this before arrival.
´The Galloping Ghost´ returnsfrom the dead: USS Houston sunkby Japanese in WWII, killing 700,is finally found in Java sea Associated Press & Daily Mail (UK), by Staff &Ted Thornhill - 8/19/2014 2:28:29 PM A sunken vessel in the Java Sea has been confirmed as the wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese during a ferocious Second World War battle. It serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines. The wreck has long been a popular recreational diving site, but has been confirmed by US and Indonesian Navy divers as being the remains of the Houston, nicknamed The Galloping Ghost Of The Java Coast. Scroll down for video -The Japanese sank the Houston during the Battle of Sunda Strait on February 28, 1942. The ship carried Ebola Death Toll inWest Africa Tops 1,200 New York Times, by Alan Cowell NorthernDog- 8/19/2014 2:24:26 PM LONDON — As West African nations grappled with the worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the death toll had exceeded 1,200 and announced increased efforts to forestall severe food shortages in areas isolated by quarantines. (Snip) The latest figures from the W.H.O. offered a familiar, grim picture of the spread of Ebola, which international health specialists say has been outpacing containment efforts since its identification in West Africa in March. The only glimmer of relief, albeit faint, came when Reuters quoted Liberia’s information minister, Lewis Brown, as saying that three African doctors An embarrassment ofDemocrats, Grimes edition PowerLine, by Scott Johnson Hazymac- 8/19/2014 2:17:52 PM I know Democrats can’t be embarrassed. When I refer to “an embarrassment of Democrats,” I am trying to capture the natural reaction of average Americans to the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the embarrassment of Democrats (as I call them) seeking higher office this November. Among them is one Alison Lundergran Grimes. Grimes seeks to knock off Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from reelection to the seat he holds representing the great state of Kentucky. When it comes to public policy, McConnell is a serious guy. He is a long-time defender of the speech rights of citizens that
White House meddling in recordsrequests? Suit claims agencieslocked down documents Fox News, by Staff - 8/19/2014 2:12:25 PM A government watchdog group has sued 12 federal agencies for allegedly withholding emails and other documents, in the latest episode in which the Obama administration is being challenged over its transparency. The conservative-leaning Cause of Action wants the documents in order to see whether agencies are being forced to channel basic public-information requests through the White House, so that politically sensitive material can be screened. The group filed the suit Monday in a District of Columbia federal court. The lawsuit says the agencies "stonewalled" the organization -- and claims the White House is "influencing" their response to record requests. “Accountable IRS seizes records of D.C. housing complexand backer to Democratic mayoral nominee Washington Post, by Aaron C. Davis Scottyboy- 8/19/2014 2:11:31 PM The Internal Revenue Service has launched a probe of the president of a subsidized apartment complex in Southeast Washington, carting off boxes of financial documents and inspecting computer records related to her business and political activities, according to a criminal summons and the building’s current property manager. In the summons, the IRS demanded a large quantity of records related to Park Southern Apartments, a sprawling set of towers along the District’s southern border. The complex became the subject of scrutiny after a Washington Post report detailing its dilapidated conditions and its owner’s default on a $3 million city-backed loan. Texas Gov. Perry to turn himself inTuesday, on heels of indictment Fox News, by Casey Stegall - 8/19/2014 1:55:04 PM Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to turn himself into authorities Tuesday afternoon at a local Texas jail on the heels of his indictment for alleged abuse of power, a member of the governor´s legal team told Fox News. The governor is expected to be processed quickly and to leave. He is not subject to an arrest warrant. However, Fox News has learned Perry will have his mugshot and fingerprints taken. He plans to arrive at the Travis County Justice Complex in Austin at about 5 p.m. local time. ´I can´t go out... the support is reallykeeping me going during this stressfultime. Just stay safe´: Under 24-hour guardin fear for his life, Darren Wilson breaks* Daily Mail [UK], by Daniel Bates & Neil Blincow - 8/19/2014 1:40:29 PM The policeman who shot dead a black teenager in St Louis has revealed he is under 24-hour guard and ´can´t go out´ at this ´stressful time´ in his first comments since the killing. Darren Wilson text messaged a close friend to say that he can´t leave protective custody because he would be immediately recognized - making him and his young child a target. In his messages Wilson, 28, also thanked for the support of his friends which he said was ´really keeping me going´. He had texted Jake Shepard, his friend of 14 years, who said he shared the messages
Fox’s Outnumbered Hosts Explodeat Geraldo for ‘Irresponsible’Ferguson Comments Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry - 8/19/2014 1:21:48 PM Geraldo Rivera wasted no time Tuesday afternoon lighting dynamite under an Outnumbered panel and setting the thing off. The fuse: his conviction that the indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would be racially tinged, much like the trial of George Zimmerman. “I’ll tell you what will happen: they’ll have a trial, white jurors will see it one way and the black jurors another,” Rivera said. “The white jurors will look at that convenience store surveillance tape. They will see Michael Brown menacing that clerk. The white jurors will put themselves in the shoes of that clerk. They’ll say, of MSNBC Contributor MichelleBernard Sees ´War on Black Boys´in America, Fears ´Genocide´ NewsBusters, by Ken Shepherd - 8/19/2014 1:07:19 PM Move over, War on Women, there´s a new war in town. On the August 18 edition of MSNBC´s Hardball, contributor Michelle Bernard warned there is a "war on black men" in the United States, as evidence both by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and persistent criticism of President Barack Obama from Republicans. What´s more, Bernard insisted, there would be a "genocide" of young black men unless the problem were seriously addressed to her satisfaction. Suffice it to say, Hardball host Chris Matthews at no point called out Ms. Bernard for her heated rhetoric. [see relevant transcript More Than Incompetent, Obama SimplyDoes Not Understand WhatIt Means To Be President Daily Caller, by Keith Naughton Judy W.- 8/19/2014 1:05:07 PM For his first term and re-election, ideological differences dominated the debate surrounding President Obama. (Snip) His recent interview with The Economist brings into stark relief Obama’s fundamental lack of understanding of the art of governing and how America’s federal system operates. In this interview, Obama expounds on his frustration that business keeps lobbying for special treatment. Is he serious? Can he really be that obtuse? It is a mind-boggling comment. Everyone lobbies for special favors in Washington — it’s the town’s main industry. Business, labor, environmentalists, cities, states — you name the interest and I can guarantee they have their hand out. MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Brags AboutBeing Buddies With Eric Holder [Video] Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon - 8/19/2014 1:02:40 PM MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski casually revealed her close rapport with Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday, earning a gentle ribbing from co-host Joe Scarborough after claiming she’s “in contact” with Holder and that their kids attend the same school. The “Morning Joe” co-hosts were discussing President Barack Obama’s decision to send Holder to Ferguson, the small Missouri town wracked by violent riots since the killing of an unarmed black man by police ten 10 ago. “Sending Eric Holder — I’ve been in contact with Eric Holder over the past few months on other issues,” Brezezinski said. “Our kids went to the
Brutal politics in a not-so-gay place Washington Times (D.C), by Wesley Pruden - 8/19/2014 12:46:45 PM Somebody has finally indicted the famous ham sandwich that an infamous judge once said any prosecutor so inclined could do. No offense here to Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, but this particular ham sandwich has no taste, no calories and no protein. It’s all fat. Mr. Perry was indicted last week of doing his constitutional duty in Austin, the capital and a lively and spirited island of blue Democrats of the most partisan persuasion, marooned in a sea of red-state Republicans. The isolation often inspires something bizarre. The indictment by a Travis County grand jury, covering a scant two pages Scotland´s last commercial shipyardFerguson Shipbuilders set to close Guardian [UK], by Angela Monaghan Ribicon- 8/19/2014 12:46:45 PM Scotland´s remaining shipbuilding industry was dealt a severe blow on Friday when the country´s last commercial shipyard went into administration with the loss of about 70 jobs on the river Clyde. After more than a century in business, staff at Ferguson Shipbuilders arrived for work at Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, in the morning to be told most of the 77-strong workforce were being made redundant with immediate effect. A handful of workers were retained to finish existing work and maintain the yard. The company has called in KPMG as administrators after it could no longer withstand cashflow problems and a failure Random Thoughts Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell Judy W.- 8/19/2014 12:45:45 PM Random thoughts on the passing scene: I don´t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television -- and even punishment is being meted out by CNN´s showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.(Snip) It is amazing how many otherwise sane people want Israel to become the first nation in history to respond to military attacks by restricting what they do, so that it is "proportionate" to the damage inflicted by the attacks. Public schools will soon be ´majority-minority´ --- and that´s without thehelp of illegal immigrants Washington Examiner, by T. Becket Adams KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 12:41:42 PM U.S. public schools are on track to become “majority-minority” this fall as the number of Hispanic and Asian school-age children born in the U.S. continues to grow at an astonishing rate, the Pew Research Center reported, citing U.S. Department of Education projections. This impressive milestone also comes at a time when U.S. schools are preparing to admit approximately 50,000 illegal immigrant children who are entitled under the law to the same public primary and secondary schools as U.S. citizens and permanent residents. However, what´s interesting is that the influx of thousands of illegal student-age children is not the reason why
After 60 years, C-130 stilla ´magnificent machine´ Fox News, by Jonathan Serrie JoniTx- 8/19/2014 12:41:04 PM ATLANTA – Tim Nguyen regards the C-130 “Hercules” as a “good friend.” The 60-year-old military aircraft has been the focus of his professional career, and quite possibly saved his life. During the 1975 Fall of Saigon, Nguyen -- then serving in the South Vietnamese air force -- escaped on the last C-130 out of Vietnam. During a lull in enemy fire, he emerged from a bunker at Tan Son Nhut Air Base to see the last flyable C-130 stopping and going on the taxiway. The aircraft’s rear ramp was still open, apparently weighed down by the crowd of people standing Caliphate of Fear:The Curse of the Islamic State Spiegel [Germany], by Staff - 8/19/2014 12:36:55 PM In Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State´s "caliphate" has already become a reality. All women in the city are required to wear the niqab veil and pants are banned. Thieves have their hands hacked off and opponents are publicly crucified or beheaded, with the images of these horrific acts then posted on social networks. (Snip) The jihadists with the Islamic State, or IS, are acting out their fantasies of omnipotence in the name of God. They´re murdering, torturing and forcing families to give their daughters away for marriage to Islamist fighters coming in from abroad. One girl whose family agreed to marry her off took her own life. Privacy rights could trump transparencyas Congress debates Ferguson policing Washington Examiner, by Susan Crabtree KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 12:36:30 PM Fear that body cameras would infringe privacy rights may thwart congressional efforts to reform policing in the wake of riots in Ferguson, Mo. A key Democratic author of legislation to reduce the militarization of police forces says dashboard cameras for police are OK, but worries that body cameras may go too far. After protests over a deadly arrest in Ferguson led to a military-style police response, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., began drafting a bill to limit a Defense Department program that provides military equipment, vehicles and arms to police around the country. But his spokesman, Andy Phelan, told the Washington ´How is democracy treating youguys?´ Islamic ISIS militants tauntFerguson protestors on social media Daily Mail (UK), by John Hall JoniTx- 8/19/2014 12:34:56 PM ISIS militants and their supporters are using social media to encourage protesters in Ferguson to embrace radical Islam and fight against the U.S. government. Jihadists in Syria and Iraq and their sympathisers in the West have taken to Twitter to send messages of support to hundreds of demonstrators taking part in a ninth night of angry protests in the U.S. city following the shooting by police of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The militants´ tweets denounce local officers for the way they have attempted to quell the violence, make reference to historic acts of police brutality, and even use the 6 more journalists arrestedin Ferguson protests CNN, by Brian Stelter - 8/19/2014 12:25:33 PM Six journalists were taken into custody while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday and early Tuesday, aggravating what one press freedom group has called a "concerted, top-down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press." The incidents bring the total number of journalists arrested during the mid-August protests to 11. Other journalists reported being threatened with arrest and affected by tear-gas on Monday night. Authorities tried to restrict members of the news media to a designated area away from the protests, sometimes nicknamed a "press pen."
Diddy to Obama on Ferguson:´Get on a Plane -- It´s Serious´ Billboard Magazine, by Joe Lynch Scottyboy- 8/19/2014 12:24:27 PM Since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, the nation has watched the situation in Ferguson, Mo., continue to deteriorate as tensions boil between the police and protesters. While watching coverage of Ferguson on TV last night, Diddy took to Instagram to deliver a video message to President Obama. "This sh-t ain´t right," Diddy said. "Obama, get on a plane -- it´s serious. These are your people, baby. These are your people." Eric Garner Death Case WillGo to Grand Jury, Staten
Island District Attorney Says
WNBC-TV [New York, NY], by Staff KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 12:21:42 PM The apparent chokehold death of 43-year-old Eric Garner will head to a grand jury, Staten Island´s chief prosecutor said Tuesday. District Attorney Daniel Donovan said in a statement that his office has reviewed the recent findings of the medical examiner, which determined Garner died of neck compression from a chokehold and labeled his death a homicide, and decided that "it is appropriate to present evidence regarding circumstances of his death to a Richmond County Grand Jury." Missing Runway Model Found at NYC Hospital: NYPD Donovan said the court granted his application to impanel a grand jury on Monday, and he plans to begin Perry assembles high-powered
legal team to fight indictment
- 8/19/2014 12:19:24 PM Austin, TX - Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side — not to mention a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. His lead attorney took on BP after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Another argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and won changes to campaign finance laws. Joining them is George W. Bush’s former lawyer during the Florida recount that decided the 2000 presidential election. That doesn’t even include the Austin attorney who’s been paid at least $80,000 in taxpayer money since a grand jury BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson
Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye
Socket” During Mike Brown Attack
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft - 8/19/2014 12:15:31 PM The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store. Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.” This comes from a source within the District Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.
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What It Was Like In The StreetsOf Ferguson’s Worst NightThe Rubber Bullets of August: An eye witness account.
Time to look up "bum rush." It seems to fit the situation.
Obama on Ferguson: ‘I Have to Be CarefulAbout Not Pre-Judging Events’Time on the golf course clears the head.
His core weakens and his base begins totremble. No good times ahead.
The Big War is back and we've got it.
One of today's oddest stories.
There is quite a mess down the way in Israel.Coverage on that soon?
Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]
Only Rich Know Wage Gains
With No Raises for U.S Workers
Bloomberg News, by Aki Ito & Ian Katz & Ilan Kolet - 8/19/2014 10:24:03 AM Call it the no-raises recovery: Five years of economic expansion have done almost nothing to boost paychecks for typical American workers while the rich have gotten richer. Meager improvements since 2009 have barely kept up with a similarly tepid pace of inflation, raising the real value of compensation per hour by only 0.5 percent. That marks the weakest growth since World War II, with increases averaging 9.2 percent at a similar point in past expansions, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data compiled by Bloomberg. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has zeroed in on faster wage growth as an important milestone for declaring Overnight shootings leave 6 hurt Chicago Tribune, by Adam Sege JoniTx- 8/19/2014 10:23:19 AM Shootings on the South, West and Southwest sides left at least six people hurt overnight, including three teenagers shot in a single attack in the Gresham neighborhood, according to police. The Gresham shooting happened about 10:25 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Winchester Avenue on the South Side, police said. A 16-year-old girl and two men, ages 20 and 26, were standing on the sidewalk when at least two people stepped out of a dark vehicle and started shooting, police said. The girl was hit in the arm and taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, The Benghazi Brief KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 10:22:04 AM This Brief has been updated to include newly spotlighted research on Syria and ISIL. Most importantly the previously unknown “Second Presidential Finding Memo” to the CIA in 2012 specifically directed to arm/aid ISIL in Syria. The new information from the month before the Benghazi attack explains the motive of the Turkish delegation toward Chris Stevens. Grab a cup of coffee because it’s a long read with over 350 citations and reference source links for conformational material. We think you’ll get hooked and find 95% of your Benghazi questions answered. And if you can find a factual flaw I’ll buy the coffee..
Hands Up, Don´t Loot FrontPage Mag, by Daniel Greenfield SpeedMaster- 8/19/2014 10:16:25 AM The interior of the Ferguson Market and Liquor Store is littered with broken bottles and scattered snacks. Despite the plywood boards covering the windows and doors, looters with their faces covered in bandanas helped themselves to anything they could find as those who came to memorialize Michael Brown carried on his work. The violence in Ferguson didn’t begin when a police officer shot Michael Brown. It began when a 300 lb thug robbed the Ferguson Market and abused a clerk. The release of the video showing the obese criminal assaulting the clerk led to a terrified statement from the store manager Pope Francis: World has to ‘stop’
attacks on religious minorities in Iraq
Washington Times, by Cheryl Wetzstein - 8/19/2014 10:09:12 AM Returning to the Vatican from a historic five-day visit to South Korea, Pope Francis on Monday said the international community should “stop” the Islamic State group’s attacks on religious minorities in Iraq. Francis also said he would like to visit the war-torn region if it would help end the violence against Christians and other minorities. Reporters traveling on the papal plane asked Francis if he approves of unilateral U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State-held areas where militants have killed, beheaded and forced the conversion of Iraqi Christians and others. “In these cases, where there is an unjust aggression, I can only say that it is licit to stop the Campaign group goes positive
with video for Joni Ernst
Des Moines Register [IA], by Jason Noble JoniTx- 8/19/2014 10:07:23 AM Amid what is expected to be a flurry of negative TV ads in Iowa´s U.S. Senate race over the coming weeks, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is going positive with a 7-minute web video about GOP candidate Joni Ernst. The web-only video is being rolled out today, and is part of a series describing biographies of Republican Senate candidates from across the country. The NRSC is a national group that supports GOP Senate candidates in close contests across the country. Ernst´s race against Democratic U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley for the seat opened by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin´s retirement is expected Manziel´s Obscene Gesture
Taints Browns´ Loss to Redskins
Associated Press, by Joseph White KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 10:03:07 AM LANDOVER, Md. — If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there´s not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job. If the choice is based on maturity, the hot-shot rookie´s obscene gesture lost him some ground to the nondescript sixth-year veteran. Manziel raised his middle finger toward the opponents´ bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter of Monday night´s 24-23 loss to the Washington Redskins. Truth be told, it was one of the few times a Browns QB actually found his intended target. "It does
Vatican: Argentina car crash
kills three of the pope’s relatives
Associated Press, by Staff - 8/19/2014 10:01:34 AM Vatican City - The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope’s nephew. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the accident occurred Tuesday morning in the area of Cordoba, a major Argentine city. One nephew was 2, the other was 8 months. The age of their mother wasn’t immediately available. Lombardi said the nephew survived; local news reports said he was injured. Lombardi didn’t have the victims’ names. Lombardi said “the pope was informed about the tragic accident. He is deeply pained.” A Grotesque Pantomime of
Repression and Redemption
City Journal, by Fred Siegel KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 9:51:48 AM The American understanding of riots and racial violence was shaped a half-century ago, during the insurrections of the 1960s. To judge by the responses to the current rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, little has changed since then. After riots have wrought their physical and psychic damage, some invariably declare that the unrest was constructive. Patricia Bynes, a Democratic committeewoman for Ferguson, rationalized that the events in Ferguson would benefit the entire metropolitan area because, she said, “St. Louis never has had its true race moment, where they had to confront this.” She was topped by Missouri Hillary unmasked: the consequences mount American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson magnante- 8/19/2014 9:49:29 AM The release of details of Hillary Clinton’s contract demands for speaking at UNLV, with incredible perks suitable for an empress, is deeply damaging her prospects for winning the presidency. The woman who complained about being “dead broke” when leaving the White House has become a complete diva. The information is sinking in, helping people understand who, exactly, this woman is. (snip)See for example, John Ralston, Las Vegas Sun reporter (called by that paper “Nevada’s leading political observer”) and TV editorialist seen on stations in Las Vegas, Reno, and Elko. Ralston unleashed an epic political rant. Michael Brown´s Grandfather to Obama:
´I Voted for You,´ So Come Meet Me
Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston JoniTx- 8/19/2014 9:48:00 AM President Obama has become notorious among his Missouri supporters for not visiting the embattled city, and the grandfather of the teen shot by police there a week ago is perturbed over the President´s distance. This week he went on TV to remind Obama he voted for him and urge the President to make his way to Ferguson to stand with his family. In an appearance on MSNBC, Michael Brown´s grandfather, Lesley McSpadden, insisted that it was time for "my President to step forward" and take action in Ferguson. With the rest of the Brown family, McSpadden has spent the week
Hillary is inevitable no longer Boston Globe, by Tom Keane garnet- 8/19/2014 9:23:22 AM Hillary Clinton is no longer the inevitable next President of the United States, a summertime development that is not unexpected yet still surprises. Now the question is: Who will be the first to mount a challenge? Two potential challengers (although both deny they’ll run) hail from right here: liberal firebrand and US senator Elizabeth Warren and our cool and collected governor, Deval Patrick. The interest they’ve attracted is evidence of Massachusetts’ continuing influence in national affairs. Indeed, even though he keeps saying no, there might be a third Bay State contender in the wings: 2012’s loser, Mitt Romney. After all, Hillary’s problems WSJ´s Jason Riley: Black Men
Are Afraid Of Being Shot By
Other Black Men, Not By Cops
Real Clear Politics, by Ian Schwartz KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 9:23:08 AM JASON RILEY, WALL STREET JOURNAL: We don´t have all the evidence and I´m hesitant to try and litigate this in the press, but there´s also this false narrative being pushed out there by folks like Michael Eric Dyson and [Al] Sharpton and the rest of the hustlers is that black men live in fear of being shot by cops in these neighborhoods. That too is nonsense. I know something about growing up black and male in the inner city and it´s not that hard to avoid getting shot by a cop. They pull you over, you answer their questions, you Pope Francis´ Ten Tips for Happiness Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 9:19:56 AM Fallon: A new survey finds that 75% of Americans don´t use up all of their vacation days. While the rest apparently loan them to President Obama. He´s on vacation again! Fallon: The Secret Service busts a New Jersey counterfeit op. One prisoner made it worse when he said, "Are you sure this isn´t something a seven-dollar bill can´t get me out of?" Meyers: The Korean Aerospace Institute says its one and only astronaut resigned for personal reasons. Now all he has to do is get back to Earth. Conan: The Kardashians' home has been burglarized three times this year. Still, no arrests. LA police say, “If only there was a video record of what Lehmberg Democrats Drunk On
Their Own Power
American Spectator, by Scott McKay garnet- 8/19/2014 9:18:59 AM You might not have seen the arrest or jailhouse videos from Rosemary Lehmberg’s DWI episode when it happened in the spring of 2013, but there’s a good chance you saw them over the weekend. If you still haven’t, we can fix that by having you click here and here. That Lehmberg, district attorney for Travis County, Texas, isn’t at least as famous as Toronto´s crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford is no surprise. Given how sloppy and belligerent she was during the arrest, not to mention her staggering blood-alcohol level of .239 (three times the legal limit), it is a bit odd
Obese and ´oppressed´in Ferguson American Thinker, by Russ Vaughn magnante- 8/19/2014 9:17:02 AM One comfort America and the world can take away from the Ferguson, Missouri protests is that contrary to the alarms raised by the Left that the black underclasses are malnourished and downtrodden, the visual images of the protest marchers from Ferguson most assuredly put this liberal assertion to the lie. Watch those people pass by the news network cameras and one observation that leaps out at you is the unrelenting human tonnage lending its literal weight to that procession. America overall is overweight, no question, but what is on parade here appears to signal that obesity, ranging from exceptional to Twitter, Obama and the Gen.
Harold Greene funeral hoax
Washington Examiner, by Byron York Drive- 8/19/2014 8:51:17 AM Major General Harold Greene, the first U.S. general to die in combat since Vietnam, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 14. At the time of the funeral, President Obama was on the course at the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass. As the president vacationed, the question of whether he should have attended the funeral set off an occasionally ugly, and certainly instructive, series of events on the Internet. On Friday morning, the blog Legal Insurrection posted an item headlined "Guess who was missing at funeral of highest ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam War." The post included “To Be a Man Here, You Have
to Go to the United States.”
Politico, by Daniel Reichman Drive- 8/19/2014 8:48:18 AM Ten years ago, I visited a one-room schoolhouse in a remote village in Honduras—a community with no electricity, where most families eked out a living as small-scale coffee farmers. I asked a group of students who, if anyone, planned to migrate to the United States. I expected a few hands to go up. Instead, every single child in the room raised his or her hand. These children were not fleeing gang violence. They lived in a placid—though desperately poor—little hamlet where gangs were but a distant symbol of urban delinquency and danger. Like most of the Hondurans who have migrated to Why Rick Perry’s indictment could
be a political blessing in disguise
Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan Drive- 8/19/2014 8:44:15 AM Less than a week after Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts, he may be in an even stronger political position than he was before the charges hit. Several prominent Republicans have spoken out on Perry´s behalf. Conservative activists in Iowa and New Hampshire aren´t shying away. Even a well-known Democratic strategist has suggested the case against him may be flimsy. For a politician who is openly weighing another run for president, it´s a welcome turn of events: While politicians embroiled in legal fights of this magnitude typically find few public allies, Perry has Happy birthday, Spam! 16 things
you didn´t know about the brand
New Orleans Time-Picayune, by Cecily McAndrews tank- 8/19/2014 8:40:21 AM Spam looks pretty good for 77! The iconic blue can's birthday just passed, and in honor, here are 16 things you probably didn't know about this porky classic.1. An actor thought up the name.On New Year's Eve 1936, Jay Hormel threw a party and asked his guests to submit their most creative names for his new product. Kenneth Daigneau, a New York-based actor, wrote down Spam. Hormel loved the name, Daigneau won $100, and in July 1937, the first can of Spam rolled off the production line. (Here's a picture of Daigneau - look at those eyebrows!)2. Since then, it's sold more than 8 billion cans.
NBC’s Mitchell Declares Al Sharpton
In Ferguson ‘On A Peace Mission’
NewsBusters, by Jeffrey Meyer KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 7:48:45 AM Filling in as host on NBC’s Meet the Press, Andrea Mitchell, NBC´s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and host of MSNBC´s Andrea Mitchell Reports, rushed to defend her colleague Al Sharpton for his involvement in the Ferguson protests. During a discussion with the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley, Mitchell declared that Sharpton was in Ferguson “on a peace mission” and not in the words of Riley to “continue to blame whites” for the death of Michael Brown. [See video below.] Mitchell’s comments came following Riley’s insistence that while the Brown death was tragic “let´s not pretend that our morgues and cemeteries What It Was Like In The Streets
On Ferguson’s Worst Night
Buzz Feed News, by Joel Anderson Flyright- 8/19/2014 7:45:47 AM FERGUSON, Missouri — It was a little after 9 p.m., and I was in the McDonald’s parking lot, standing by my car. A police helicopter circled overhead, its spotlight sweeping back and forth.Then I heard the sound of shattering glass: A rubber bullet had been fired through a window of McDonald’s, which until then, had been one of the few sanctuaries on West Florissant Avenue. Now I didn’t feel safe anywhere. State troopers in riot gear and armored trucks moved south on West Florissant, firing flash grenades and tear gas canisters at a crowd of protesters who only minutes before had been 'Thunderstruck?’: Missouri Governor Helped
Ferguson Get Surplus Military Equipment
Daily Signal, by Melissa Quinn Flyright- 8/19/2014 7:39:04 AM Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, who yesterday said he was “thunderstruck” to learn how militarized police in Ferguson had become, signed off as recently as January on statewide participation in a Pentagon program providing local police departments with surplus equipment.In authorizing Ferguson police and other local law enforcement agencies to apply for firearms and other equipment, Nixon also directed his administration to “conduct management and oversight of the program,” documents show. Should Nixon, a Democrat elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, have been surprised? Participating jurisdictions, including agencies in St. Louis County, received weapons and equipment as early as 2010