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  • They're Not Refugees under Asylum Law

    07/24/2014 7:07:20 AM PDT · by Moseley
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The unaccompanied children flooding our southern border are not refugees and do not qualify for asylum under U.S. law or international law. ... In any event, under federal regulations, in 8 CFR § 208.13 (b) (1), “An applicant shall be found to be a refugee on the basis of past persecution if the applicant can establish that he or she has suffered persecution in the past in the applicant's country of nationality or, if stateless, in his or her country of last habitual residence, on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion[.]” (Emphasis...
  • ISIS now ‘full-blown army,’ officials warn

    07/24/2014 7:05:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    The Hill ^ | 7/24/14 | Kristina Wong
    Top U.S. officials warned Wednesday that a Sunni extremist group controlling parts of Syria and Iraq had grown into a threat that is "worse than al Qaeda".
  • Man wakes up to find strange woman cooking breakfast in his kitchen ( Colorado )

    07/24/2014 7:03:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    KRDO. ^ | Jul 23, 2014 | Chris Loveless
    A Colorado Springs man woke up to find a strange woman cooking breakfast in his kitchen Wednesday morning. ... Police say the woman got into the apartment through an unlocked door. She left before police arrived. While officers were responding to the call, they received a report of a woman trying to break into a house in the 900 block of Hutchinson Dr. The owner of the home detained the woman until police arrived. Josefina Gonsalez-Nieves, 27, was arrested.
  • Walking Republican Moonbat – Ann Coulter Pontificates The Most Ridiculous Argument

    07/24/2014 7:03:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Sundance
    In the fall of 2011 we quit thinking of Ann Coulter in any terms other than a sporadically useful, but generally inconsistent, establishment GOP talking head. In short, a “Romneybot”. A recent article reminds us not only why it was so easy to come to that conclusion, but also why this ex-girlfriend of Bill Maher is actually a raving Moonbat. muggedBefore reading what she actually wrote in a recent article entitled “Eyes On The Prize – Chris McDaniel Supporters Should Work To Take Back The Senate“, it should be absolutely necessary to remind ourselves of her book topic: “Mugged -...
  • Why is Gaza blockaded?

    07/24/2014 7:02:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul 21, 2014 | Maurice Ostroff
    The demand by Hamas that the blockade be lifted before even negotiating a ceasefire leads straight to the IMPORTANT question about its purpose. Was the blockade imposed because of the rockets or did rocket fire start because of the blockade? The answer will surprise many, including the BBC, France 24 and other influential mainstream media as well as politicians and journalists with short memories. When Israel evacuated the Gaza strip there was no thought of a blockade. Rather, as will be shown in this article, the intention was to improve the lives and economy of all Palestinians including Gazans by...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    07/24/2014 7:01:38 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 1 replies
    7/24/14 | Left that Other Site
  • Public gets to nominate and vote on exoplanet names

    07/24/2014 6:55:59 AM PDT · by null and void · 5 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 07/14/2014 | Max_Teodorescu
    Sorry, no pop-culture referencesAstronomers have amassed such a gigantic database of identifiable celestial bodies, that naming these objects has largely fallen wayside in favor of efficiency. Devoting time and creative energy cooking up a unique name for a dot in the sky is not worth NASA’s (or other space agencies) time, considering the millions of stars in the observable universe. Exoplanets, planets orbiting a star other than our own, are a different story. Our spacecrafts and telescopes have only spotted about 1800 of them, including the first potentially habitable Earth-sized planet, a planet anticlimactically named Kepler-186F. This is all about...
  • ISIS 'orders female genital mutilation' for women in Mosul

    07/24/2014 6:53:52 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | July 24,2014 | Unknown
    The UN says militant Islamist group Isis has ordered all women and girls in Mosul, northern Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). UN official Jacqueline Badcock said the fatwa, or religious edict, applied to females between the ages of 11 and 46.
  • Iowahawk On Obama’s Planned New Home is Too Good Not To Share(Obama's New 10 Acre Home)(Picture)

    07/24/2014 6:51:53 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    BookWorm Room ^ | July 22, 2014 | BookWorm
    David Burge @iowahawkblog Nothing says "sustainable" like 10 acres of manicured bluegrass in the desert. MT @PzFeed Palm Springs Life ‏@palmspringslife Reports say President @BarackObama is buying a house. http://goo.gl/NldDAA In @RelxRnchoMirage. Photos, video. pic.twitter.com/fLozx2vn0l
  • Egyptian army thwarts two attacks against Israel

    07/24/2014 6:50:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7-24-14 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Egyptian military sources stated that the army shot and killed a suicide bomber on his way to Israel, destroyed vehicle carrying rocket launcher. The Egyptian army thwarted an attack against Israel on Wednesday night, killing a suicide bomber who ran towards the border near Kerem Shalom, Egyptian military sources said. The Egyptian sources told the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency in a report published Thursday that the suicide bomber carried an explosive device in addition to wearing an explosive belt on his body. The sources also said that the army destroyed a vehicle loaded with Grad rockets before they were fired...
  • Group putting $20,000 into GOP get-out-the-vote effort for Joe Carr

    07/24/2014 6:47:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706
    timesfreepress.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE — A national conservative group said today it is putting $20,000 into get-out-the-vote efforts in hopes of boosting turnout for Republican state Rep. Joe Carr in his GOP primary bid to beat incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. Jenny Beth Martin, chairman of the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund said the money is going to the Real Conservatives National Committee. The goal is beefing up the "ground game" run by the Real Conservatives' "Beat Lamar" campaign, she said. Martin didn't rule out putting more money into the race, saying there "may be more in a week or so." Both...
  • US jobless claims tumble to lowest level in nearly a decade (284,000)

    07/24/2014 6:47:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/24/2014
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended July 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest level since February 2006, and confounded economists' expectations for a rise to 308,000. The prior week's claims were revised to show 1,000 more applications received than previously reported.
  • Aboard 'The Beast', migrants fear Texas crackdown

    07/24/2014 6:46:41 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/24/14 | Leticia Pineda
    The couple had been on the road for 18 days since leaving El Salvador, but when they heard the news about presidential prospect Perry's move to send 1,000 National Guard reservists to the already tightly guarded border, they decided to ditch their plan to cross at Eagle Pass, Texas, and take an even longer route. "A friend told me he crossed in New Mexico. Nobody goes there. It's very far, very high and you have to walk about three days through the desert," said Edwin, 36, who lived for years in Dallas and has done this all before.
  • Ingraham: Retire Alexander like an 'old sweater'

    07/24/2014 6:45:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Conservative talk-radio host Laura Ingraham urged a ballroom full of Tennessee conservatives on Tuesday night to retire Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) like an “old sweater” that’s gone out of style. "He was really comfortable and sharp looking at one point, but now it just takes up room in your drawer," she said, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Ingraham spoke Tuesday at a 500-strong rally in Nashville for Alexander’s main primary challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, who’s gained traction in recent weeks in his underdog bid to unseat Alexander. According to reports, she shied away from personal attacks —...
  • National Hockey League Partners with Natural Resources Defense Council on Climate Hysteria

    07/24/2014 6:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/24/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced a partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to promote climate hysteria. The NHL “says it's confronting climate change to help ensure ice hockey’s long-term survival. 'We need winter weather,' NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, said in a statement Monday. 'We have a vested interest in this cause.'”
  • LOTFI: Sen. Lamar Alexander must apologize for lying about opposing federal education

    07/24/2014 6:44:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    benswann.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Michael Lofti
    NASHVILLE, July 23, 2014– U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R) is facing a tough primary challenge from State Rep. Joe Carr (R). Carr’s momentum has built over the months and Lamar is sweating bullets underneath his red flannel shirt. More than 20 state legislators have endorsed Carr over Alexander. They join more than 60 conservative Tennessee organizations, vice presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin, the National Association for Gun Rights and more. In natural form, Alexander is placing his bets on misleading the Volunteer state on just where his record stands on the issues. Most insulting of all is Alexander’s attempt to...
  • Lynn protesters denounce mayor’s immigration comments

    07/24/2014 6:42:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 22, 2014 | By Oliver Ortega
    LYNN — The passion and polarization of the immigration debate was on full display here Tuesday afternoon, when more than a hundred protesters stood on the steps of City Hall to denounce Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy for saying that an influx of child immigrants from Central America is draining the city’s resources. Holding signs and chanting at times, the demonstrators stood behind a round of speakers from local community groups who criticized the mayor and the superintendent of the Lynn public schools, Catherine Latham, for comments they made to about the costs incurred by immigrant children. “The mayor’s comments provoke...
  • Ted Cruz hits back at State Department

    07/24/2014 6:40:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Kendall Breitman
    Sen. Ted Cruz is slamming the State Department after a spokeswoman called his claim that the Federal Aviation Administration made a politically motivated decision to halt U.S. airlines’ flights to Israel “ridiculous and offensive.” “What is ridiculous is the Obama administration refusing to answer simple questions about whether this was dictated by politics and why the FAA is singling out Israel while not focusing on other areas around the world,” the Texas Republican said Wednesday night on Fox News’ “Hannity.” “Was this politics from the White House? Or was this an airline safety decision? And I think the facts strongly...
  • Patriarch Sako Writes to [UN Secretary General] Ban Ki-Moon: Help Us

    07/24/2014 6:40:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 7/24/14
    (Vatican Radio) The Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq has written to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asking him to put pressure on international community to step up assistance to Iraq’s Christians and minorities targeted by Islamic militants. Below the text of the Patriarch’s letter His Excellency, I am writing to you about the current situation in Iraq and the Middle East, which is of big concern to me and I know it is for you and the United Nations. Let me also take this opportunity to thank you and the United Nations Security Council on...
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level Since 2006

    07/24/2014 6:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/24/14 | SARAH PORTLOCK and ERIC MORATH
    New applications for unemployment benefits plunged last week, reaching an eight-and-a-half-year low and suggesting increasing strength in the labor market. Initial claims for jobless aid, a proxy for layoffs, fell by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 in the week ended July 19...
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic Gets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 with 'Mandatory Fun'

    07/24/2014 6:37:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Billboard ^ | 07/24/2014 | By Keith Caulfield
    After more than 30 years on the charts, comedian-singer "Weird Al" Yankovic earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mandatory Fun" debuts atop the list. The album is the first comedy set to top the chart since 1963, and logs the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994. "Mandatory Fun" was released July 15 through Way Moby and RCA Records, and sold 104,000 copies in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was promoted by a well-receiveddaily viral video campaign that launched Monday, July 14. Starting with his parody of Pharrell's...
  • Meriam Ibrahim lands in Italy, on way to US; Update: Meets with Pope Francis

    07/24/2014 6:36:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    hotair ^ | Ed Morrissey
    There’s plenty of bad news already coming over the transom today and we’ll get to all of it, but one story we’ve followed here has a happy ending. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to death in Sudan for her Christian faith, has left Khartoum and landed in Rome, greeted by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the airport. Italy helped the US mediate her release with Sudanese officials in a quiet effort launched a few weeks ago:
  • Protestants Try to Calm Row Ahead of Luther Celebration

    07/24/2014 6:35:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/24/14 | David V Barrett
    A fierce row between Catholics and Protestants in Germany is the result of a misunderstanding, a German theologian has claimed. Lutheran leaders had invited the Catholic Church to join them in commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, when Martin Luther published his 95 theses. Luther was opposed to the sale of indulgences, to the Bible not being in the vernacular and to the Church’s doctrinal position on justification through faith – all issues which have seen significant changes over the years. In 1999 the Catholic and Lutheran Churches issued a joint declaration on the doctrine of justification which...
  • Why would Hamas negotiate with John Kerry after getting $47 million from him?

    07/24/2014 6:34:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/14 | Judi McLeod
    Viet Nam Swift Boater, Secretary of State, big brave John Kerry defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban by flying into into Israel’s main airport Wednesday. TEL AVIV, Israel (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) Some called it a sign of “sheer” will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip. Others, who called it so much hooey, remembered that the previous Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at least underwent “sniper fire” when landing in Bosnia.
  • FAA cancels flight ban to Israel, Europe withdraws warning

    07/24/2014 6:34:22 AM PDT · by Tzfat · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/24/2014 | Niv Elis
    Hours after extending a 24-hour ban that went into effect Tuesday, the FAA cancels flight restrictions in response to increased Israeli security measures. Just twelve hours after it renewed a 24-hour ban on US flights to and from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport, the Federal Aviation Authority on Thursday withdrew the ban, setting the stage for US and international carriers to resume flights. Europe's Aviation Safety Agency, which had issued a "strong recommendation" against flights to Tel Aviv, retracted its warning later in the day. Since the FAA ban on Tuesday, which followed the first successful Hamas rocket landing within the...
  • With Friends Like Democrats, Black Americans Don't Need Any Enemies

    07/24/2014 6:33:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/24/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    Union president, Lee Saunders, of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees sent a letter to the United Negro College Fund President Michael Lomax announcing that the union was severing ties with UNCF because he accepted a donation of $25 million dollars from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation and spoke at a Koch-funded summit. In a letter, Lee Saunders wrote that he was “deeply troubled” by Michael Lomax’s decision to accept $25 million from David and Charles Koch. He assumed that by accepting those funds Mr. Lomax was “in no way supporting or lending the name...
  • NASCAR Is In Big Trouble As Team Values Continue To Shrink

    07/24/2014 6:28:49 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 15 replies
    Yahoo / Business Insider ^ | 7/23/14 | Cork Gaines
    Things are going well for NASCAR's top team, Hendrick Motorsports, which includes some of the sport's top drivers, including Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. But a closer look at the value and profit of the other top teams reveals a sport that is trending in the wrong direction. According to Forbes.com and its valuations of NASCAR's top nine teams, the current value of Hendrick Motorsports ($348 million) is relatively unchanged since 2010 ($350 million). However, the average team has seen a 31.1% drop in profit since 2010 which has translated into an average team value...
  • United Nations to launch probe into Gaza operation [Israel and Hamas]

    07/24/2014 6:26:09 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Staff
    Netanyahu calls human rights forum decision a ‘travesty’; US envoy says it lacks ‘balance’ and may undermine ceasefire efforts. The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a probe into the conflict in Gaza, backing calls by the Palestinians to hold Israel to account despite fierce opposition from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahu’s media office slammed the decision as a “travesty” that ignored human rights violations by Hamas terrorists. “This investigation by a kangaroo court is a foregone conclusion,” his office said. The United States was the sole member to vote against. The 17 abstentions were by the council’s European...
  • Palestinians’ Prize for Terror

    07/24/2014 6:23:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 23, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Palestinians’ Prize for TerrorPosted By Joseph Klein On July 23, 2014 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 35 Comments Secretary of State John Kerry – who was heard last Sunday on an open mike between Sunday TV appearances disparaging Israel’s efforts to limit civilian casualties in Gaza – arrived in Cairo on July 21st to frantically cobble together an immediate ceasefire. Seeking the help of Egypt and the United Nations, and even the Hamas-friendly countries of Turkey and Qatar, Kerry is looking for some kind of consensus by the major players in the region for a peace-at-any price formula. He...
  • Double murder's botched execution prompts Arizona gov to order review

    07/24/2014 6:22:11 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 19 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 7/24/14 | unknown
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ordered a review of the state's execution process after a convicted double murderer gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before his death Wednesday. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m. local time, one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started. Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court while the execution was underway, demanding that it be stopped. The appeal said Wood was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour." In ordering the review, Brewer said...
  • Up & Coming Albanian-American Model Amanda Lajcaj

    07/24/2014 6:21:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Albanian-American model Amanda Lajcaj has been suggested as a candidate for either Miss America or Miss Albania, and not only is she incredibly good-looking... she's also a good girl: Amanda is a professionally trained dancer. She has been competing in various dancing styles (ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, contemporary, lyrical, etc.) since the age of seven. She is known for her sense of humor, said to be excellent at doing impressions. Amanda is regular at the charity events and loves to help others.  She is a devoted Catholic and attends mass regularly... Pics/more at Reaganite Republican...
  • ISIS Attacks Iraqi Town Where Christians from Mosul Took Refuge (churches become mosques)

    07/24/2014 6:20:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aleteia ^ | July 24, 2014 | John Burger
    © Allen Kakony If anyone imagined that the militia of the self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate would be satisfied when it pushed all the Christians and Shiites from the city of Mosul, think again. According to the Fides news agency, Islamic State militants launched a mortar attack against the village of Tilkif in an attempt to break into one of the towns in the Nineveh Plain, where Mosul families found refuge. "The attack started from a village controlled by jihadists,” Father Paul Thabit Mekko, a Chaldean priest, told Fides, “but was rejected by the Kurdish Peshmerga troops. In the night, panic...
  • Israel’s Morally Impossible Self-Defense

    07/24/2014 6:19:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 24, 2014 | Richard L. Cravatts
    Israel’s Morally Impossible Self-DefensePosted By Richard L. Cravatts On July 24, 2014 @ 12:49 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 10 Comments Seeming to give credence to Orwell’s observation that “Everyone believes in the atrocities of the enemy and disbelieves in those of his own side, without ever bothering to examine the evidence,” the world’s attention has turned once again to the clash between Hamas and Israel, as the Jewish state launches its ground incursion into Gaza in what is being called Operation Protective Edge. And predictably, as the body count rises on the Palestinian side, the moral arbiters of acceptable...
  • Puerto Rico GOP Supports July 27 Pro-Statehood March

    07/24/2014 6:19:39 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 3 replies
    (English-language translation) The Puerto Rico Republican Party (PRPR) announced on Wednesday that it supports the "Puerto Rico Chose Statehood" march and urged all statehood supporters to participate this Sunday, July 27. "I urge all Republican supporters of statehood and all of those who believe in equality to march and send a forceful message of support for Puerto Rico statehood," PRPR National Committeewoman Zoraida Fonalledas said in a press release. "We firmly demand that the democratic will expressed at the polls in November 2012 in favor of statehood be fulfilled. We proudly honor the legacy of our patriots [José Celso] Barbosa,...
  • Alcoholic Friend, Mental judo and worried all night if he's okay.

    07/24/2014 6:18:53 AM PDT · by Vendome · 16 replies
    Vanity | 7/24/2014 | Vendome
    Having ream trouble supporting an alcoholic Friend. He's been in Hollywood business for years and literally screwed up his life. He's spent most of the last twenty years in jail for his stupid behavior. Likes to promise people a good time, dinner and drinks but, consistently leaves people hanging with the check. If he's not doing that, then he's walking into restaurants, bars and hotels, then getting busted for defrauding an inn keeper. There are drunks, lousy drunks and terrible drunks. Of course, he has to be a terrible drunk. Alters his mind and he gets verbally combative, aggressive or...
  • Christie refuses to campaign for NY GOP’s gubernatorial candidate

    07/24/2014 6:17:21 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 5:08 pm EST | Dustin Siggins
    The chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is refusing to campaign for the GOP's nominee for New York governor. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is heading the GOP's gubernatorial efforts across the nation, was campaigning in Connecticut when reporters asked him whether he would campaign on behalf of Rob Astorino in his race against sitting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. According to Christie, the answer is a nearly-unqualified no.
  • UKRAINE: EU threatens to opt out of helping to extract oil

    07/24/2014 6:15:26 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    The Times Today ^ | 24/07/2014 13:33
    Günther Oettinger Reuters Reuters EU threatens to refuse to help Russia extract oil More details here: http://tsn.ua/svit/yes-pogrozhuye-vidmovitisya-dopomagati-rosiyi-dobuvati-naftu-the-times-360415.html If the Kremlin does not change its position on Ukraine, the EU will cease to provide technical support in the extraction of oil. EU threatens to abandon support of the European Union threatens oil extract of refuse help to extract oil in the Arctic if the Kremlin does not change its position on Ukraine and begins to work on de-escalation. According to British newspaper The Times, it said European Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger. In particular, the provision of technical assistance. The...
  • Vatican Newspaper Decries ‘Caliphate of Brutality’; Mosul Cathedral Becomes Mosque

    07/24/2014 6:15:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has removed the crosses from all 30 churches and monasteries in Mosul and converted the Syriac Orthodox cathedral into a mosque, according to the Assyrian International News Agency. ISIL, also known as Islamic State and ISIS, took over Iraq’s 2nd-largest city in June and later ordered all Christians to leave, pay an unspecified tax, or convert to Islam. The jihadist group now controls 40% of Iraq and 30% of Syria.
  • Moscow Patriarchate on Downed Plane: Those Who Know the Truth Should Speak Before God

    07/24/2014 6:12:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    AsiaNews ^ | 7/23/14 | Nina Achmatova
    Archpriest Chaplin invites those responsible and aware of the facts to "get rid of the burden of this guilt." The bodies of the victims traveling to the Netherlands. Patriarch Kirill calls for prayers to avoid a "great war".Moscow (AsiaNews) - The Russian Orthodox Church has launched an appeal to the people involved in the crash on July 17, in eastern Ukraine, to tell "the whole truth before God and the people". Meanwhile the tragic odyssey of recovery of bodies seems to have come to an end: 82 of the 298 victims are still missing, as reported by Dutch experts. The...
  • Montana Senator John Walsh used plagiarism to get promoted

    07/24/2014 6:06:33 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/24/14
    The Democrats knew retaining Max Baucus’s Senate seat was going to be a challenge. In an attempt to hold onto that seat, Max Baucus was convinced to retire from the Senate and was shipped off to China as Ambassador. A new Senator was appointed by the Democrat governor to fill out Baucus’s term and to set him up to defend the seat using the power of incumbency. On paper it looked like a good plan. The replacement was the serving lieutenant governor John Walsh. Walsh was superficially an attractive choice. He was a career National Guardsman, rising in rank from...
  • Former Homosexual Reveals 'Unmitigated Disaster of Gay Marriage'

    07/24/2014 6:04:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/18/2014 | David Kyle Foster
    For over 10 years I lived the homosexual lifestyle, and for 34 years I have not. And there are very good reasons for that difference. To those who suggest that I never was homosexual, my response is, "Does sleeping with over 1,000 men count?" Oh yes. I was homosexual, though like most, I never wanted to have such attractions. I saw the narcissism and arrested emotional development all around me, and in me. Guys flitting around like Peter Pan were sometimes cute and funny, and certainly nonthreatening, but I wanted to be a grown up. I wanted to be a...
  • Ukraine Slavianka: exhumed mass grave of victims of terrorists

    07/24/2014 6:00:14 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Mass grave of victims of terrorist decision by the investigator to be exhumed on Thursday to identify the remains of victims and the criminal investigation. About it on his Facebook page wrote Advisor Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko. He posted photos of the mass grave "Slavic victims of terrorism that today decision by the investigator to be exhumed to identify the remains of victims of criminal investigation and in order that in the future could bury their relatives." "There are buried, how innocent people tortured Slavic and other cities in Ukraine, unfortunately find themselves in this terrible, at that time a...
  • US Airways to resume Tel Aviv flights, other airlines wait

    07/24/2014 5:59:32 AM PDT · by Tzfat · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/24/2014 | Reuters
    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - US Airways said it would resume flights to Israel later on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted a ban imposed two days ago when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Tel Aviv airport. About 30 carriers had suspended services to Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel's main hub. Other major airlines have yet to announce a resumption of flights. Israel had criticized the FAA decision, saying the airport, was safe. Israeli airlines have picked up some of the slack. US Airways, a unit of American Airlines Group Inc, flies daily to...
  • What is Change Blindness and Why Does it Happen?

    07/24/2014 5:58:59 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 9 replies
    BrainSmartSuccess.com ^ | February 6th, 2012 | Chris Hughes
    Change Blindness: In visual perception, change blindness is a normal phenomenon of the brain which show in light that the brain does not have a precise representation of the world but a lacunar one, made of partial details. Despite the name, this phenomenon does not affect the eyes but the brain, and as such is bound to happen to all the human senses. This phenomenon is still in research, but results suggests that the brain estimates the importance and usefulness of information prior to deciding to store them or not. Another issue is that the brain cannot see a change...
  • CAIR-Affiliated Protest: "We Are Hamas!"

    07/24/2014 5:57:51 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | Danielle Avel
    Decked out in keffiyahs and stocked with vulgar posters, anti-Israel demonstrators have been descending upon cities across the United States rallying for what they call peace. One such group gathered on Sunday, July 20, 2014, just blocks from the Israeli consulate in Miami. The flier for this protest declares, “Stop the bombing – Stop the Killing – Free Palestine” and includes logos from: the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Students for Justice in Palestine, the American Muslim Association of North America, American Muslims for Emergency & Relief, Syrian American Council of South...
  • Question Gets Boy, 4, Banned From Doughnut Shop

    07/24/2014 5:57:23 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 43 replies
    Newser ^ | July 24,2014 | Rob Quinn
    A curious 4-year-old in Monroe, Conn., is going to have to get his doughnuts elsewhere after asking a Doughnut Inn customer the wrong question. Justin Otero's mother says the boy asked the customer if she had a baby in her belly and was told no. "My response was, 'Oh my goodness, I'm so embarrassed, I'm so sorry,'" the mom tells WFSB. But she says that while the customer was forgiving, managers refused to allow her in the store with her son, saying, "'He's not allowed in here, he's rude.'" The mom says she plans to get doughnuts somewhere else with...
  • It's Not Real if There Are No Lawyers Involved

    07/24/2014 5:54:27 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    io9 (We Come From The Future) ^ | July 23, 2014 | George Dvorsky
    Ecologist Craig Layman says scientists should have looked into this long ago and calls Lauren Arrington's project "one of the most influential 6th-grade science projects ever conducted." But wait… Marine biologist says 6th-grader stole his idea Using only six fish and six tanks, a 6th-grade science fair entrant was able to demonstrate last year what is being hailed as a remarkable discovery: Lionfish, an invasive species found up and down the Florida coast, can also survive in nearly fresh water. There's just one catch: That student may have stolen her idea from a former graduate student her scientist father may...
  • US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

    07/24/2014 5:53:40 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 24, 2014 | AP
    The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircrafts and further destabilize the conflict in the former Soviet republic.... The Ukrainian jets were downed just 20 miles south of the wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane hit by a missile last week, suggesting the separatists have been undeterred by the international outrage over that incident. The United States has blamed the separatists for firing the missile that led to the deaths of the 298 people aboard and also...
  • Ukraine: Anti-Terrorist Operation [Ato] Anti-Terrorist Operation-Daily Summary For July 23, 2014

    07/24/2014 5:50:09 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    BurkoNews ^ | 24/7/2014 26 minutes ago | Roman Burko
    (Translated by Roman Vlasov) ATO forces continued the active phase of offensive operation. In the night of July 23 the settlements of Kozhevnya and Krasnaya Zorya were liberated from illegal armed groups. Therefore the goal of taking under control the Check Point Marinovka has been fulfilled. Closer to lunch time the Ukrainian Armed forces also took under control Marinovka and Djakovo. So the first corridor which was formed by terrorists at the end of May (Kuybyshevo-Dmitrovka-Snezhnoye) is now completely controlled by Ukrainian armed forces. According to the so far unconfirmed information, the National Guard troops captured settlement Blagodarnoye, therefore blocking...
  • Sessions: ‘Colossal Error’ to Pass Immigration Spending Without Blocking ‘Administrative Amnesty’

    07/24/2014 5:48:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Niels Lesnewski
    Sen. Jeff Sessions says it would be “institutional surrender” for the House to advance an immigration spending bill without preventing President Barack Obama from expanding “administrative amnesty” for millions of additional unauthorized immigrants. The Alabama Republican made that case in a lengthy statement circulated Wednesday afternoon, and he expanded on those views in a brief conversation with CQ Roll Call. “I think it would be a colossal error to pass any kind of legislation that does not prohibit the president from granting legal status to five or six million people, as he’s indicated he intends to do,” Sessions said. “I’m...