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  • Eastern Ukraine rebel leader agrees to let encircled Ukraine troops leave

    08/29/2014 2:11:33 PM PDT · by NUABob
    Reuters ^ | August 29, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A leader of pro-Moscow rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, said on Friday he had agreed to open a humanitarian corridor for encircled Ukraine troops after Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement.
  • A 10-Year Prediction for the Affordable Care Act: Number of uninsured Americans may increase by 10%

    08/29/2014 2:09:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Journal ^ | 08/29/2014 | MICHAEL RAMLET
    The Affordable Care Act cannot be broken down into sound bites. This holds true for both its most ardent supporters and its most fervent opponents. The law is simply too complex to be labeled either a total failure or a smashing success. But that doesn't mean it isn't trending in one of those two directions. Across the country, individuals and families are beginning to learn whether their insurance premiums will change for 2015—early estimates indicate an overall national increase of 7.5 percent, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers analysis. That's what is expected despite the early promise that the ACA would lower...
  • 'Barney Fife is in charge': Obama under fire for 'we don't have a strategy' gaffe on ISIS ...

    08/29/2014 2:09:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2014 | David Martosko
    'Barney Fife is in charge': Obama under fire for 'we don't have a strategy' gaffe on ISIS as he's accused of having 'head buried in hole on first green' Lawmakers are fuming over President Barack Obama's admission on Thursday that his White House lacks a strategy for dealing with the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria, with one congressman comparing his performance to the bumbling sheriff's deputy Barney Fife from 'The Andy Griffith Show.' And as House and Senate members piled on with sharp criticism, a former senior aide to a retired defense secretary...
  • Ignoring the U.S. debt problem won't wash it away

    08/29/2014 2:05:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/29/2014 | Philip Klein
    There are few characteristics of human nature that are more immutable than the tendency to be focused on the short term. And just like a heart patient straying from his diet as time passes after his heart attack, the political class has collectively decided to tune out the federal debt as an issue. Between 2009 and 2012, the federal government ran deficits exceeding $1 trillion per year, for a total of $5.1 trillion over four years. During this time, the issue of deficits and debt became a prominent part of the national political conversation. In contrast, a Congressional Budget Office...
  • Joe Scarborough: Obama no strategy against ISIS is a tactic straight out of “The Art of War”

    08/29/2014 2:02:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Ace, who notes that this is part of a broader “Morning Joe” narrative lately that imagines Obama as some sort of warrior-poet whose endless golfing and fundraising demonstrates imperturbable resolve in the face of terror. Same with the “we don’t have a strategy” line at yesterday’s press conference. Maybe that was just a Clausewitzian ploy contrived to get ISIS to lower its guard before O rolls out his devastating, multi-point plan to tighten the noose. It’s possible.Also possible: This guy really doesn’t have a strategy. His remarks came after days of heated debate inside the top levels of...
  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 edges up to set new record again; best month since Feb

    08/29/2014 1:59:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/29/2014 | Chuck Mikolajczak
    * Trading volumes light ahead of Labor Day holiday * Major indexes notch fourth straight week of gains * Chicago PMI, consumer sentiment both top forecasts * Indexes up: Dow 0.11 pct, S&P 0.33 pct, Nasdaq 0.5 pct U.S. stocks closed out a strong month on a quiet note on Friday, with the S&P 500 posting a modest gain to close at a new record as the latest positive data helped extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns. Since falling to a near three-month low on Aug. 7, the S&P 500 has risen in 12 of...
  • A Big Summer Story You Missed: Soaring Oil Debt

    08/29/2014 1:58:24 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 5 replies
    resilience.org ^ | 8/29/2014 | by Andrew Nikiforuk,
    A Big Summer Story You Missed: Soaring Oil Debt by Andrew Nikiforuk, originally published by The Tyee  | TODAY Over 100 of the world's largest energy companies are running out of cash. Photo of Keystone pipeline in Nebraska by Shannon Ramos. Creative Commons licensed.Some of the summer's biggest news stories took place in the bombed schools of Gaza, the abandoned hospitals of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the wheat fields of eastern Ukraine and the bloody mountains of northern Iraq.But one of the most important made virtually no headlines at all, and seemed to only appear on the website of...
  • Online posts show ISIS eyeing Mexican border, says law enforcement bulletin

    08/29/2014 1:45:33 PM PDT · by traumer · 17 replies
    <p>EXCLUSIVE: Social media chatter shows Islamic State militants are keenly aware of the porous U.S.-Mexico border, and are “expressing an increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack, according to a Texas law enforcement bulletin sent out this week.</p>
  • U.S. Hikes Fee To Renounce Citizenship By 422%

    08/29/2014 1:42:28 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Robert W. Wood
    Over the last two years, the U.S. has had a spike in expatriations. It isn’t exactly Ellis Island in reverse, but it’s more than a dribble. With global tax reporting and FATCA, the list of the individuals who renounced is up. For 2013, there was a 221% increase, with record numbers of Americans renouncing. The Treasury Department is required to publish a quarterly list, but these numbers are under-stated, some say considerably. The presence or absence of tax motivation is no longer relevant, but that could change. After Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin departed for Singapore, Senators Chuck Schumer and Bob...
  • Scathing report blisters former head of Milwaukee FBI office

    08/29/2014 1:35:18 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-29-14 | John Diedrich
    The former head of the Milwaukee FBI office twice scolded subordinates for talking to investigators, and in one case urged an agent to commit perjury, a Department of Justice report finds. Staff from the Office of the Inspector General concluded that former Milwaukee Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson most likely lied to them when they questioned her. They also found she may have broken federal law by telling an agent to lie under oath. The Justice Department declined to prosecute Carlson, and the FBI refuses to say if she has been disciplined. She remains in a high-ranking job, as...
  • FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism

    08/29/2014 1:32:29 PM PDT · by darkwing104 · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 29, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.
  • Russian rouble falls to new low on sanctions threat

    08/29/2014 1:30:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    bbc.com ^ | August 29, 2014
    The Russian rouble fell to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation. The rouble fell to 37.03 per dollar on Friday, its worst valuation since the currency was restructured in 1998. The tumble comes weeks after Russia's central bank pledged to intervene less in the currency's valuation. It also follows peace talks in Minsk between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk. The market may have found the talks "disappointing" and renewed its concern over sanctions, said Manik Narain, emerging market strategist at UBS. .... Russian stocks also fell....
  • New Black agenda: Economic empowerment

    08/29/2014 1:26:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Insight News ^ | August 7, 2014 | Hazel Trice Edney
    The winner of the U. S. Minority Business Development Agency's (MBDA) Lifetime Achievement Award says the economic fate of America's Black community "hangs in the balance" because "we are a fourth quarter people". Michael Grant, president of the National Bankers Association and its foundation, says, "Unlike our Hispanic and Asian brothers and sisters, we had to spend the first three quarters just getting in the game...So you see, all things being equal, our ethnic counterparts came to the game with a different mindset, a different set of circumstances, a different self-image, and already with some capital from back home." Grant...
  • Britain raises terror threat level, will begin revoking passports of those who travel to Syria

    08/29/2014 1:17:07 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    AOL ^ | Aug 29th 2014 | RYAN GORMAN
    British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday during a pointed press conference that U.K. authorities will soon begin revoking the passports of citizens traveling to Syria. The move is part of a series of new security measures being taken by the country after raising the terror threat level to "severe" as Cameron admitted the fight to end Islamist extremism may take decades, or even generations. "We are in the middle of a generational struggle against a poisonous & extremist ideology," Cameron declared. British authorities raised the terror threat level Friday to one below "critical," the highest alert, because it is...
  • The Lessons of Ferguson -- and Cincinnati

    08/29/2014 1:12:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    O judgment! Thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason. --"Julius Caesar," Act III, Scene 2 What a surfeit of surreal scenes have been pouring out of little Ferguson, Missouri, these past few weeks -- as if they'd never end. Amazing. Some of us couldn't stop watching the unending spectacle, painful as it was. Goethe said it: "There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action." Or more mesmerizing. Was this thing ever going to end? It didn't look like it for a while there, as if there were an endless supply of bad decisions in...
  • Zimbabwe Can't Conduct Ebola Tests - Ministry

    08/29/2014 1:11:26 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 2 replies
    News24 ^ | Aug 29, 2014
    Zimbabwe Can't Conduct Ebola Tests - Ministry Cape Town - Zimbabwe's health ministry has reportedly admitted it is not well equipped to deal with Ebola in the event of an outbreak in that southern African country. News Day reported on Friday that the Zimbabwean government had no capacity to conduct tests to detect the deadly disease. According to the report, officials in the ministry of health and child welfare said specimens from suspected cases of Ebola would be referred to South African laboratories for verification. The Minister of Health David Parirenyatwa said the World Health Organisation (WHO) had already organised...
  • At forum, Rep. Pittenger decries legislative gridlock

    08/29/2014 1:09:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    davidsonnews.net ^ | August 29, 2014 | JONATHAN COX
    U.S. Robert Pittenger (R-9th District) says he knows exactly where the logjam is in Congress: Hundreds of bills are stalled on the desk of Senate majority leader Harry Reid. In a forum at Cornelius Town hall Thursday night, Pittenger blamed the Democratic Senate leader for delaying reform in banking regulations and health care policy. The forum was one of six “town hall” style meetings Pittenger is holding in the 9th district this summer, which includes most of Iredell and Mecklenburg counties. The congressman, who is concluding his first term, will run unopposed this fall. The meeting opened with a prayer...
  • MS judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    08/29/2014 1:08:00 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 41 replies
    The Week ^ | 08/29/2014 | Eric Kleefeld
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won by about 7,000 votes.McDaniel's lawyer told the Jackson...
  • Exclusive: Breitbart Texas Verifies ISIS Border Threat With Leaked Doc

    08/29/2014 1:02:31 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/29/14 | Brandon Darby
    LUBBOCK, Texas -- Breitbart Texas has exclusively obtained a leaked document warning federal agents about an ISIS-related terrorism threat across the entire US-Mexico border. Though the document focuses on the Texas-Mexico border, Breitbart Texas has confirmed that federal agents across the entire US-Mexico border have received the ISIS terror warning.
  • A Labor of Love

    08/29/2014 12:56:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    On this Labor Day weekend, like most Americans, I come to praise labor, not indulge in it. Has there ever been a people that speechified more about the joys and satisfactions of work and the work ethic, yet was so enamored of labor-saving devices? American efficiency, American organization, and therefore American prosperity has been something of an example around the world -- at least since Henry Ford, that half-genius, half-crank and all-American revolutionary, put the world on wheels. And was savvy enough to raise his workers' pay to unheard-of levels so they could buy the Model Ts they were cranking...
  • Latest Big Lie: We Have No Strategy

    08/29/2014 12:55:02 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. That’s because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering. The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies....
  • Riots in Guinea as officials accused of transmitting Ebola

    08/29/2014 12:53:32 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 6 replies
    Riots in Guinea as officials accused of transmitting Ebola Conakry - Riots broke out in Guinea's second-largest city Nzerekore over rumours that health workers had infected people with the deadly Ebola virus, a Red Cross official and residents said on Friday. A crowd of young men, some armed with clubs and pistols, set up barricades across the southern city on Thursday and threatened to attack the hospital before security forces moved in to restore order. Gunshots were fired by the rioters and several people were injured, said Youssouf Traore, president of the Guinean Red Cross. "A rumour, which was totally...
  • Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order

    08/29/2014 12:46:31 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 16 replies
    The Wall St. Journal ^ | 8/29/14 | Henry Kissinger
    Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan's young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.
  • Common Core: Bobby Jindal says Obama forcing a national curriculum

    08/29/2014 12:34:15 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8/27/14 | By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) sued the US Department of Education Wednesday, accusing it of violating federal law and the US Constitution by strong-arming states into adopting the Common Core State Standards and assessments. “The federal government has hijacked and destroyed the Common Core initiative,” Governor Jindal said, in a statement. “What started out as an innovative idea to create a set of base-line standards that could be ‘voluntarily’ used by the states has turned into a scheme by the federal government to nationalize curriculum.”
  • Britain Raises Terrorism Threat Level to ‘Severe’

    08/29/2014 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | By Alan Cowell
    LONDON — Alarmed by the suspected presence of hundreds of British jihadis among Sunni militants in Syria and Iraq, Britain increased its assessment of the terrorism threat on its own soil on Friday and said new laws would be introduced to counter what Prime Minister David Cameron called “a greater threat to our security than we have seen before.” The tone of the warnings recalled the days after July 7, 2005, when four suicide bombers killed 52 travelers on the London transit system. The show of concern, moreover, seemed intended to bolster the government’s case for contentious new legislation to...
  • Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation

    08/29/2014 12:32:26 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 11 replies
    http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/ ^ | Tuesday, 26th August 2014 | unknown
    The Council's response to the Independent Inquiry from Alexis Jay: Martin Kimber, Chief Executive of Rotherham Borough Council, fully accepts the findings of the report, and apologises to the young people and families who were let down.Independent reviewer, Alexis Jay OBE, reaches a clear conclusion that the Council and partners could and should have done more to protect children at risk.In responding to today’s report, Mr Kimber has apologised to the young people who were let down by services, and has accepted the report and its recommendations in their entirety.“The report does not make comfortable reading in its account of...
  • Ferguson Demonstrations Invoke Che Guevara—OH! The Ironies!

    08/29/2014 12:29:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    When a comedian‘s “brilliant” witticism bombs he'll often complain to the "dumb" audience that: "The irony is lost on you people!" In this spirit of “lost irony” I give you (pro) Michael-Brown demonstrators wearing Che Guevara T-Shirts at the recent Ferguson demonstrations. Why “lost irony” some readers might ask? “Don’t Shoot!” was the Ferguson demonstrator slogan/chant right? Well, upon his very first (and very brief) experience with something properly describable as combat, the world’s most celebrated “guerrilla fighter” actually snuck away from the firefight, crawled towards the Bolivian soldiers doing the firing—then as soon as he spotted two of them...
  • Russia will not risk entanglement in southeast Ukraine

    08/29/2014 12:23:45 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 12 replies
    Russia in Global Affairs ^ | 8 May 2014 | Vassily Kashin
    It appears that the Russian leadership has taken a decision to refrain in principle from an open military intervention in southeast Ukraine. That much follows from the reported details of a telephone conversation between the Russian and U.S. defense ministers and the alleged subsequent withdrawal of Russian troops from the border with Ukraine. That, in turn, served as a starting point for a new and more active phase of the military operation against pro-autonomy gunmen by Ukrainian government forces.
  • ISIS Plans On Assassinating The Pope, Italian Governments Gets Tougher To Protect The Vatican

    08/29/2014 12:18:47 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 8/28/14 | Theodore Shoebat
    ISIS is targeting Pope Francis, calling him the “bearer of false truth.” According to an Italian source, ISIS is not only setting their sites on the Vatican, but more specifically, on Pope Francis himself. Italian authorities have already issued an alert giving warnings on places that our potential targets to terrorist, and one on the list, being very significant, was “places of worship,” which would include the Vatican. It has been reported that at least 50 people from Italy are now fighting for ISIS, 80% of whom are native Italians who converted to Islam. One of the reasons for their...
  • High-Tech Sleuthing Cracks Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks

    08/29/2014 12:16:04 PM PDT · by zeugma · 11 replies
    Livescience ^ | August 27, 2014 | Becky Oskin
    The first witnesses to an enduring natural mystery are an engineer, a biologist and a planetary scientist who met thanks to a remote weather station. Lacking direct evidence, explanations for this geologic puzzle ran the gamut, from Earth's magnetic field to gale-force winds to slippery algae. Now, with video, time-lapse photographs and GPS tracking of Racetrack Playa's moving rocks, the mystery has finally been solved.
  • "My Muslim Religion Has Problems That Need Fixing"

    08/29/2014 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Breitbart London
    As the threat from Islamic State grows, one Australian Muslim has written that his religion has problems with extremism, which all Muslims need to confront.
  • No, Russia Will Not Intervene in Ukraine

    08/29/2014 12:04:05 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 3 replies
    TIME ^ | 25 Feb 14 | Simon Shuster
    Moscow will be content to watch Ukraine's new revolutionary leaders succumb to factional infighting and the pressures of the country's basket-case economy ========================================================= Vladimir Putin has been here before. A decade ago, when he was starting his second term as Russia’s President, a popular uprising broke out in Ukraine. It took no more than a few weeks to break the bond of centuries between the two biggest countries in Eastern Europe. The current revolution in Ukraine looks very different. Unlike the peaceful Orange Revolution, this one has been violent and has dragged on for months. But the questions it has...
  • Who Should Be Called To Account In Rotherham? ( Labour Party / Moslems in UK )

    08/29/2014 12:03:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | 29 August 2014
    Rotherham's council leader has stepped down but there are calls for other heads to roll over the devastating abuse scandal. Many people are asking why no-one in a position of responsibility has been held accountable in the wake of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. A devastating report revealed at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited over 16 years - between 1997 and 2013 - with girls as young as 11 repeatedly raped by large numbers of men. The inquiry found Rotherham council knew as far back as 2005 of sexual exploitation on a wide scale - mostly by Asian men...
  • UKRAINE: Inhabitants of Mariupol asked to defend the city from Russian army (S.O.S.)

    A battalion of the Dnepr-1 does not exclude the possibility that Russian troops may attack not only on land but also the sea Inhabitants of Mariupol is asked to defend the city from Russian army Right now in the locality of Markino go fighting. Locality protect fighters battalions Dnepr-1 and Donbass. The battalion reported 0629 Dnepr-1. Reported by Russia there was military equipment-about 30 tanks. Forces soldiers battalions were destroyed 5-6 tanks. In addition, the locality from North hauled force DNI. The shelling of houses in Markino. Residents sitting in basements. Also conducted the shelling of houses in Novoazovsk. At...
  • Hey Obama, David Cameron Has a Strategy

    08/29/2014 11:49:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    Unlike someone we know, it sounds like United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron has a strategy for defeating Islamic extremists. At a press conference today on the growing threat of ISIS, Cameron offered a passionate speech with plans to disrupt the terror group. Just a glimpse at his comments proves he knows exactly who we’re dealing with: “The threat we face today comes from the poisonous narrative of Islamist extremism.” “The terrorist threat was not created by the Iraq war ten years ago. It existed even before the horrific attacks on 9/11."  “This threat cannot be solved simply by dealing with...
  • Report: Captured ISIS Laptop Contains Bubonic Plague, WMD Information

    08/29/2014 11:45:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    An Islamic State (IS) laptop captured by a "moderate Syrian rebel group" reportedly contains bubonic plague recipes and information on weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Foreign Policy reports that Abu Ali, commander of the rebel group, found the laptop in January after his men closed on a building from which Islamic State militants fled. The laptop "contains a total of 35,347 files in 2,367 folders." These include "documents in French, English, and Arabic" and "videos of Osama bin Laden." There are instructions for jihad and stealing vehicles and for making bombs and disguises.
  • 'It's better not to mess with Russia': Putin issues veiled threat to the West (TITLE SHORTENED)

    08/29/2014 11:27:05 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 97 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Published: 03:50 EST, 29 August 2014 | Updated: 13:12 EST, 29 August 2014 | By Matthew Blake and Will Stewart for MailOnline
    Vladimir Putin warned the world not to cross him today as he reminded the West of Russia's vast nuclear arsenal and declared: 'It is better not to mess with Russia.' The Russian president issued the thinly-veiled threat hours after Nato launched a blistering attack on Russia, accusing the former Soviet state of a 'blatant violation' of Ukraine's sovereignty by deploying heavily-armed troops to help rebels. Putin responded by comparing Ukraine's siege of two cities held by separatists, Donetsk and Luhansk, to the siege of Leningrad by Nazi Germany in World War Two And he flexed his country's muscles further by...
  • An Honest Conversation on Race

    08/29/2014 11:26:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    After weeks of national angst generated when a white police officer shot an unarmed black man on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., perhaps it is time we have an honest discussion about race in America. But if we do so, the voices should not be restricted to those who carry a sense of racial grievance and blame racism as the root cause of all the problems that afflict the black community. Jason Riley, a Wall Street Journal editorial board member and author of "Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks To Succeed," is certainly one man...
  • Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border

    08/29/2014 11:24:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | August 29, 2014 1:47 PM | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise — particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read. Judicial Watch has just put out this statement: Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch...
  • NYC developer makes changes in ‘poor door’ design

    08/29/2014 11:24:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 2:07 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called “poor door” is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday. The retooled plan for 1 West End Ave. still involves separate entrances, but all residents will now have access to such building amenities as a courtyard and river-view roof deck, and the affordable segment’s lobby will be stylishly appointed and set facing a park. […] … (S)ome residents and officials see the divisions as discriminatory, and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has said it aims to bar...
  • Harry Reid's Alma Matter dumps His Name From Building

    08/29/2014 11:15:03 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller via Yahoo.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Daily Caller Staff
    Harry Reid’s alma matter is removing his name from a school building after citizens and alumni lobbied the school president and pledged more than $40,000 to the cause. Concerned citizens lobbied Southern Utah University president Scott Wyatt months ago for the change, but he has only now decided to remove the name out of respect for the Senate majority leader, Utah’s The Spectrum reports. “I didn’t want to offend him in any way,” he explained. Cedar City Councilman Paul Cozzens told The Specter he received $40,000 in pledges to remove the Nevada senator’s name in just five days. “These people...
  • Obama Never Has a Plan

    08/29/2014 11:14:24 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/29/14 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, President Obama held a press conference in which he humiliated himself entirely on the question of America’s handling of the terror group ISIS. Explaining that he had to consult Congress and check the pulse of Americans, Obama stated, “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet.” Which begs the question: what the hell does this guy do for a living? ISIS has been on the move since April 2013, when Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced that ISIS was moving into Iraq as well as Syria. On June 29, 2014, ISIS announced...
  • Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on U.S. Border

    08/29/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT · by kristinn · 147 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Friday, August 29, 2014
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group...
  • Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert: 'Barney Fife is in charge'

    08/29/2014 11:07:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2014 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor for MailOnline
    Lawmakers are fuming over President Barack Obama's admission on Thursday that his White House lacks a strategy for dealing with the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria, with one congressman comparing his performance to the bumbling sheriff's deputy Barney Fife from 'The Andy Griffith Show.' And as House and Senate members piled on with sharp criticism, a former senior aide to a retired defense secretary told MailOnline that the Joint Chiefs of Staff are 'seeing red' and 'spitting nails' following Obama's candid admission. 'They're losing confidence in their mission,' said the long-time Pentagon insider,...
  • Thousands Of Christians Take Up Arms To Finally Crush ISIS And End The Persecutions

    08/29/2014 11:02:00 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 22 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | August 29, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Thousands Of Christians Take Up Arms To Finally Crush ISIS And End The Persecutions By Shoebat Foundation on August 29, 2014 in Featured, GeneralSHOEBAT EXCLUSIVE By Theodore Shoebat Christian fighters, part of Syriac Military Council fighters in Tel Hamees as part of the recent operations against ISIS in the area. (Source: Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi) There are literally thousands of Assyrian Christian men who have volunteered to joint a militia protecting the Christians in Iraq, and may God bless them in such a holy cause. David William Lazar, California-based chairman of the American Mesopotamian Organization, has stated: There are thousands of...
  • Miley Cyrus’ date turns self in, posts bail in Oregon (accepted Cyrus' MTV award Sunday night)

    08/29/2014 10:57:40 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | August 28, 2014 at 9:15 PM
    DALLAS, Ore. — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail. The director of Polk County Community Corrections in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Ore., says 22-year-old Jesse Helt turned himself in Thursday, was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted $2,500 bail. Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel says Helt will be expected to appear before a judge in about two weeks. Court records show that Helt pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and criminal...
  • WH pushes back on report Obama hesitated to rescue Foley

    08/29/2014 10:49:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    The White House is pushing back on a report that the military operation to rescue captured American journalist James Foley was delayed by President Obama's "hesitation." U.S. forces conducted the rescue operation "as soon as the president" and his national security team "were confident it could be carried out successfully," according to a tweet sent Friday from the National Security Council's account. The comment was in response to a senior Pentagon official who reportedly confirmed to The Sunday Times of London that "hesitation" on the part of Obama delayed the July 4 operation to rescue Foley. Foley, who went missing...
  • The Left's Ridiculous Burger King Freakout

    08/29/2014 10:43:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Burger King plans to merge with Canuck coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and base the company's headquarters in Canada, where it will enjoy the kind of reasonable corporate tax structure that Democrats continue to obstruct here in the United States. And the move has provoked a fresh round of moral panic, faux patriotism and confusion. It's doubtful, despite much wishful thinking, that there will be much of a real backlash. Nor should there be. Most obviously, the majority of fast-food customers are probably less inclined than the petitioners of MoveOn.org to mistake high tax rates for patriotism. This kind of distorted...
  • Spy ring mastermind John Walker dies in N.C. prison

    08/29/2014 10:37:12 AM PDT · by Borges · 37 replies
    PilotOnline ^ | 8/29/2014 | Denise M. Watson
    John A. Walker Jr., the mastermind who for years operated one of America’s most devastating spy rings out of Norfolk, has died. Walker, 77, was fewer than nine months away from his expected release from federal prison in Butner, N.C. He had been sentenced in 1986 to two life terms, plus 10 years, but his actual prison stay was to have been much shorter because of federal parole guidelines at the time. He died Thursday, according to prison officials. He had suffered health issues in recent years, including throat cancer. For 18 years, Walker sold U.S. secrets to the Soviets,...
  • Grooming Gangs and Sharia

    08/29/2014 10:35:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Sonia Bailley
    No country with a Muslim population is immune to grooming gangs. America is on the same path as Europe and trailing not too far behind. In fact, Muslim grooming gangs (mainly Somali) have already found their way to the streets of America. These gangs have been operating for over 10 years in Minnesota, Tennessee, Michigan, and Ohio. The largest grooming case in U.S. history was from Somali immigrant communities in Minneapolis (MN) and Nashville (TN), in which 29 Somali Muslims were indicted in 2010 for kidnapping, raping, and selling underage girls between 2000 and 2010. Canada and Australia are also...