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  • NYPD officer pictured 'putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling'

    07/28/2014 5:33:47 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 1 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller's neck in the Saturday incident. Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold. The NYPD told MailOnline that it is currently investigating the incident.
  • Illegals demand representation in White House meetings

    07/28/2014 5:24:27 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrants picketed the White House Monday afternoon, calling on fellow immigrant-rights advocacy groups to refuse to meet with the Obama administration until President Obama specifically includes illegal immigrants in any future meetings. “We are among the millions of people who will either benefit or be harmed by the decisions the President makes, and we are here to represent ourselves in any future negotiations,” said Rosi Carrasco, one of organizers, in a statement announcing the action. Billing themselves “undocumented immigrant leaders,” the organizers said they will erect a picket line to symbolize their demand. The groups are fighting to keep...
  • Obama Goes Around Congress — Again — to Expand Health Coverage for Federal Workers

    07/28/2014 5:12:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | july 28, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will publish a proposed rule that would give thousands of temporary and seasonal government workers access to the government’s health care program, even though current law would appear to prohibit them from using that program. The rule from the Office of Personnel Management would let these federal workers sign up for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and also allow some of them to enjoy a government contribution to their insurance premiums. Both steps would be done through OPM’s proposed regulation, and not through an act of Congress. The proposed rule indicates that...
  • Comic goes tragic: What jughead decided to make Archie a political tool?

    07/28/2014 5:11:10 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 5 replies
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014 | Joe Hotchkiss
    Comic goes tragic: What jughead decided to make Archie a political tool? By Joe Hotchkiss Deputy Editorial Page Editor Sunday, July 20, 2014 So, Death with Archie? Life Without Archie? You’ve heard about this, right? In the latest edition of the comic book Life with Archie, an adult Archie Andrews is gunned down by an unknown assassin. Archie takes the fatal bullet intended for one of his friends, a gay senator working to strengthen gun-control laws in the fictional town of Riverdale. I’m surprised the writers didn’t work in immigration or a spotted owl in there somewhere. “I THINK RIVERDALE...
  • Daily Beast Attempts to Paint Iowa Republican Joni Ernst as Nullification Nelly

    07/28/2014 5:07:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    Recent polls show a tight contest in the Iowa Senate race to replace retiring liberal Democrat Tom Harkin (D), so leave it to the Daily Beast to hype a video clip it recently unearthed to insist that it is evidence that Republican nominee Joni Ernst as a nut who betrays a "shocking ignorance" [see image below page break] about constitutional law regarding the Tenth Amendment and state nullification of federal law. That's how Ben Jacobs painted the military veteran and Republican state senator, suggesting her answer to a question posed to her at a September 13, 2013 event was an...
  • Sessions to Obama: The American People Will Not Be Mocked by Your Unlawful Amnesty

    07/28/2014 5:06:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7/28/14 | Pam Key
    Monday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) took to the floor of the U.S. Senate to criticize President Barack Obama’s attempt to "unilaterally implement large portions of his congressionally rejected amnesty bill by executive action." Sessions explained the "constitutional crisis" the president would cause with his plan "to issue executive orders in direct contradiction of long-established American law that would grant administrative amnesty and work permits to five million, to six million persons that are unlawfully in this country." "American people will not be mocked. they have begged and pleaded for our nation´s immigration law to be enforced for 30 or 40
  • Russian Muslim clerics outraged by lies about developments in Ukraine

    07/28/2014 5:00:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    itar-tass.com ^ | July 28, 2014
    UFA, July 28. /ITAR-TASS/. The Central Spiritual Board of Muslims of Russia is outraged by shameless lies and double standards of politicians about the developments in Ukraine, the head of the board, the country's Supreme Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin said in a sermon on Monday in connection with the holiday of Eid al-Fitr. "We feel pain and sufferings of those who are in need and trouble," he said. "Sufferings, pain and losses of dear ones, violence and cruel murders of civilians in the southeast of Ukraine and on the holy land of Palestine fill with pain and anger hearts of millions...
  • Hillary shocks CNN: Says George W. Bush made her proud to be an American, takes a swipe at Obama

    07/28/2014 4:59:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 7/28/14 | Richard Berkow
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton strayed from the typical playbook Sunday, when she praised former President George W. Bush and took pot shots at her former boss while discussing U.S. foreign policy.
  • UKRAINE: Of war and of victory

    07/28/2014 4:55:17 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Today the striking force of our troops in one of the most dangerous areas, the Chief of General Staff Lieutenant-General Viktor Muzhenko personally led to a breakthrough. He went into the tank, with their callsigns who know of his native housing, and personally led the fight. Soldiers expressed their admiration: at Muzhenko case gave his nickname - "Victor-war", and they are happy, that it was not a mistake. I again harshly criticize the Muženko for his place is in the headquarters, that he should not lead the fight, not the tactical operation, but control the front by making strategic decisions....
  • Jersey City, Newark and Paterson mayors launch partnership to fight crime

    07/28/2014 4:48:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 28, 2014
    The mayors of Jersey City, Newark and Paterson announced a major initiative to fight crime and strengthen communities by sharing intelligence, police officers and purchasing agreements.
  • Poor Families Use 'Supervouchers' To Rent In City's Priciest Buildings (HUD's Chicago Gold Coast!!)

    07/28/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    Crains Business Journal ^ | 7/28/14 | By Alby Gallun
    The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents. But that's not too much for the Chicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center. The tenants moved in over the past two years as part of a push by the CHA to expand its housing voucher program...
  • Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

    07/28/2014 4:44:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    msn news ^ | 7/28/14 | ERICA WERNER of Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, a prospect White House officials have openly discussed. Yet there's little sign that...
  • Gaza Live Can Up (lots of shooting, fires)

    07/28/2014 4:41:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Ustream ^ | 7-28-2014 | Ustream
    Another Gaza Live Cam is up on UStream Something big is going on.
  • With The Law Ignored, Border Surge Turns Into A Tsunami

    07/28/2014 4:32:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | IBD Editoriaal
    Amnesty: With word out about U.S. coddling of Central American illegal immigrants, Haitians and people from much farther abroad are flooding our shores to get their slice. This is what comes when politics trumps law. Some of the strongest voices speaking in favor of amnesty for the latest flood of illegal immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, such as columnist George Will, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Catholic bishops, have used the hardship and mercy argument to scrap the law and permit the illegals to stay. "The idea that we can't assimilate these 8-year-old 'criminals' with their...
  • For one frustrated claimant, VA scandal a lightbulb moment

    07/28/2014 4:31:13 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 07/28/2014 | Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
    ---SNIP-- Weeks after the disclosure that 68 bins of old mail from veterans had been found at the Philadelphia office - and after VA officials pledged immediate action - it has become clear that its problems surrounding document management run deep. Last week, at least 84 boxes of mail that had been returned to the Philadelphia VA when it didn't reach its intended recipient were piled up, one employee told The Inquirer. The center's director estimated that the facility's return-mail backlog was 18,000 envelopes deep and had been sitting since March 2012.
  • Feds quietly dump hundreds of illegal immigrants in Tennessee

    07/28/2014 4:24:57 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Imagine you’re about to sit down for supper when suddenly 760 folks show up on your front porch wanting fried catfish and hushpuppies. You’d be fit to be tied as they say in Tennessee. And Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is fit to be tied. The Obama administration recently released 760 illegal immigrant children to sponsors in the Volunteer State without any warning, the governor charged. There was not so much as a text message or tweet. “It is unacceptable that we became aware via a posting on the HHS website that 760 unaccompanied children have been released by the Office...
  • David Cameron announces immigration crackdown

    07/28/2014 4:19:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7/28/14 | Peter Dominiczak,
    Benefits for EU migrants will be cut off after three months, says PM, as he promises Coalition changes will 'put Britain first'. David Cameron is to announce tough action on immigration that will halve the amount of time foreigners can claim benefits in the UK. The Coalition will introduce laws to ensure that European Union migrants can only claim out-of-work benefits for three months, Mr Cameron says in an article for The Telegraph. The Prime Minister also pledges to stop more than 500,000 British jobs being advertised across the EU and announces tough new curbs on colleges offering visas to...
  • Morning Joe Panel Hits Andrew Cuomo on Corruption

    07/28/2014 4:14:05 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 07/28/2014 | Connor Williams
    Following Andrew Cuomo’s decision to disband a corruption commission he created, Morning Joe hit the New York governor hard for his questionable tactics. The scandal comes after The New York Times reported that Cuomo shut down the commission when it began to go after some of the Governor’s own political allies. Cuomo was defiant in response to the allegations, asserting that “it's not a legal question. The Moreland Commission was my commission, it's my commission, my subpoena power, my Moreland Commission. I can appoint it, I can disband it. I can appoint you, I can un-appoint you tomorrow.” Joe Scarborough...
  • [Michael] Reagan: Hollywood Liberals Stand Down for Israel

    07/28/2014 4:10:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The News Herald ^ | July 28, 2014 | by Michael Reagan
    Once again Israel is being forced to defend itself from the terrorists who run Gaza. Once again Israel has had to drop bombs and send tanks and ground troops into Gaza to blow up tunnels and destroy the missile sites Hamas has been using to rain hundreds of rockets down on Israel’s farms and cities. And once again the Jews of Hollywood are silent. Where are Spielberg, Streisand and David Geffen? Why haven’t these famous liberal consciences of Hollywood stood up to show their support for Israel against the terroristic attacks of Hamas? The producers, directors, actors and studio moguls...
  • More unseasonably cool air to descend on eastern U.S. next week (Summer polar vortex predicted?)

    07/28/2014 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/25/14 | Scott Dance
    Call it the return of the summer "polar vortex" if you want -- a mass of cool, dry air from the north is forecast to bring more unseasonably cool temperatures next week in Maryland and across the eastern United States. **SNIP** Twice this month, Baltimore has set new record lows, most recently on Friday. The low of 57 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke a record set in 2008, of 59 degrees. On July 18, a low of 57 broke a record dating to 1976.
  • CNN poll: Hillary doing better with white voters than any Democrat since Jimmy Carter

    07/28/2014 3:53:07 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/28/2014 (6:01 PM) | ALLAHPUNDIT
    ...One of the mysteries of Election 2016 is whether the Democratic nominee can keep the "Obama coalition" of liberals, young adults, and minorities together. After all, its a fact of political life that the Republican nominee will crush the Democrat among white voters. Or is it? ...
  • Putin may be winning, but Russia is losing

    07/28/2014 3:48:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    nationalpost.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Kelly McParland
    Vladimir Putin seems to be doing everything he can to turn Russia into an ugly country: disliked, distrusted, unreliable, unattractive, aggressive, warlike and avoided at all cost. Among Russians it has made him popular for the moment, but that may change when people realize what he’s done. Russia is becoming one of those countries, like Iran or North Korea, that rails away from the fringes, isolated and disdained, that spends its days shaking its fist and ranting irrationally about the world’s inability to appreciate its greatness. .... Mr. Putin’s strongest weapon is not his army, but his control of the...
  • 'We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust'

    07/28/2014 3:32:00 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 28 July 14 | By SAM SOKOL
    The situation facing European Jewry is “simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable,” Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Monday. Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel’s invasion of Gaza an “SOS situation,” Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such behavior could lead to another European genocide. “Never before since the Holocaust, have we seen such a situation as today,” he said, referring to the continent-wide demonstrations by pro-Palestinian activists, a number of which have generated into violence and many of which have...
  • 'Ukrainian Rebels' Aren't Ukrainian or Rebels

    07/28/2014 3:31:13 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    themoscowtimes.com ^ | July, 28 2014 | Casey Michel
    As we slowly move beyond the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, it is gradually becoming clearer that the likelihood of a proper international investigation, unimpeded by external actors, has all but evaporated. There have been numerous reports of separatists tampering with the crash site, denying international investigators access to the crash and even raiding bodies of cash and other valuables. But where the separatists have likely stolen any chance to determine for sure who destroyed MH17, they have, through their blundering exploits, allowed us to remind ourselves of who these men are, of what they want and of what...
  • Illegal immigrants protest outside White House, with little fear of repercussions

    07/28/2014 3:28:25 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 4 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 28, 2014 | Staff
    SNIP Under a policy that’s been in effect for several years, ICE focuses deportation mostly on serious criminals and – in some cases -- those caught in the act of crossing the border. The agency prioritizes deportation for felons, repeat offenders, gang members and others with a serious criminal record. SNIP This is why illegal immigrant activists can protest outside the White House without worrying too much about ICE. They did so at lunchtime on Monday, marching across Lafayette Park to the White House and advocating a reprieve for illegal immigrant parents who brought their children to the U.S. –...
  • Sessions calls on members to oppose border bill that doesn’t stop Obama’s amnesty plan

    07/28/2014 3:26:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    The Blaze via You Tube ^ | 7-28-2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Monday called on members of the House and Senate to vote down any border supplemental bill that doesn’t include language blocking President Barack Obama from extending an amnesty and work permit program for millions of illegal immigrants. “I’m calling on all members of Congress today to stand up to these lawless actions and sponsor legislate that will block them,” Sessions said on the Senate floor Monday. “I’m calling on all members of Congress today to oppose any border supplemental that does not include such language.”
  • F-15s needed in Europe to respond to Russia, Lakenheath commander says

    07/28/2014 3:24:38 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    stripes.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Adam L. Mathis
    RAF LAKENHEATH, England — This is not the time to talk about reducing the number of F-15 fighter jets in Europe, given the situation in Ukraine, according to the new commander of the 48th Fighter Wing, which flies the only F15s in Europe. “What an exciting time to be in Europe and an exciting time to be at NATO, what an exciting time to be around this wing,” said Col. Robert Novotny, an F-15 pilot, who has been on the job for less than a week. “You know we have a lot of challenges, we really do.” U.S. fiscal austerity...
  • Coyotes shown 'smuggling undocumented immigrants across the Rio Grande on JET SKIS'

    07/28/2014 3:22:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    New footage claims to show Mexican smugglers known as coyotes smuggling immigrants across the U.S. – Mexico border using jet skis. A video shown on the Breitbart website claims the person driving the jet ski is a smuggler, and that his passengers are a woman and her infant child. It then shows the pair being taken into custody by Border Patrol. The woman departs the jet ski and walks along the river bank to a nearby road where authorities apprehend her and the baby. The video is said by Breitbart to have been shot recently at Anzalduas Park, in Mission,...
  • Possible New 'View' Host S.E. Cupp Slams 'Liberal' NYT for Pot Editorial

    07/28/2014 3:18:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 28, 2014
    Possible new View co-host S.E. Cupp got a tryout on Monday for the token conservative slot on the morning program. Wasting no time, the conservative commentator got in a fight with Whoopi Goldberg over the New York Times's endorsement of federally legalized marijuana. After Goldberg described herself as "very, very, very happy" with the Times, Cupp shot back, "Luckily, it is not up to the New York Times, a New York City liberal paper, to decide what everyone around the country does."
  • Boston ‘Teeming With Protesters’ in Giant Rally Against Housing Illegal Immigrants in the State

    07/28/2014 3:13:54 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/26/14 | Dave Urbanski
    Illegal immigration protesters descended upon historic Boston on Saturday decrying Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s decision to offer shelter in the state to unaccompanied minors. While Bree Sison of WBZ-TV estimated the crowd numbering in the hundreds, Boston.com described the area in front of the State House as “teeming with protesters,” noting that rally organizer Jeff Kuhner, host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, put the number closer to 10,000.
  • Is this a valid point of view?

    07/28/2014 3:06:40 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 75 replies
    Vanity ^ | 7/28/14 | Vanity
    I don't care if a pro-Abortion Socialist takes a Senate seat in a normally conservative state. I don't care that with Alison Grimes in the Senate there could be millions of more abortions around the world and nation wide than if she hadn't won I don't care because Mitch McConnell is such a nasty guy who insulted me Mitch must learn a lesson. Let the babies die. This thread on the KY Senate race inspired this question. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3186098/posts
  • Kirkland Signature brand Whole Mixed Nuts recalled due to insect infestation

    07/28/2014 3:05:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Starting date: July 24, 2014 Type of communication: Recall Alert sub-type: Notification Subcategory: Extraneous Material Hazard classification: Class 3 Source of recall: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Recalling firm: Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. Distribution: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec Extent of the product distribution: Retail CFIA reference number: 9067 Affected products Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Kirkland Signature Whole Mixed Nuts 1.13 kg Best Before 02 APR 2015 0 96619 17766 0
  • Sowell: Cease the Cease-Fires

    07/28/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 29, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    JewishWorldReview.com | Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East -- Arab and Israeli alike -- were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that is exactly what happened. It is understandable that today many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop. Calls for a cease-fire are ringing out from the United Nations and from Washington, as well as...
  • Synagogue Vandalized in Miami Beach

    07/28/2014 3:01:37 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-28-14 | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    Nazi swastikas and the name of the Islamist movement Hamas were spray-painted in red on the entrance to a Jewish synagogue in Miami Beach, local media reported Monday. The vandalism, which authorities were investigating as a probable "hate crime," was discovered by a neighborhood watch patrol where the Torah V'Emunah synagogue is located. Yona Lunger, a volunteer patrol member, said she did a double-take when she came upon the graffiti. "I saw this and then I stopped and I said, 'Wait a minute. What am I seeing here?' and then I backed up again and I looked again and I...
  • Pelosi: The Qataris “have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization”

    07/28/2014 3:00:33 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 47 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/28/14 | Robert Spencer
    And apparently she believes them. What’s a little genocidal Jew-hatred among humanitarians? Pelosi’s statement is boneheaded, but it is understandable in light of the Obama Administration’s willingness to normalize Hamas and accept it as part of a “Palestinian” unity government. “Pelosi: Qataris Have Told Me ‘Hamas Is a Humanitarian Organization,’” by Susan Jones, CNSNews.com, July 28, 2014: (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the United States must look to Qatar, an ally of the terrorist group Hamas, for advice in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “And we have to confer with the Qataris, who have told me over...
  • Hamas: We Tried to Kidnap a Soldier

    07/28/2014 2:57:39 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-28-14 | Uzi Baruch and Elad Benari
    Hamas admitted on Monday evening that it was trying to kidnap an IDF soldier in an incident when its terrorists breached the border from Gaza near Kibbutz Nahal Oz. According to the group, the conditions on the ground did not allow for the plan to go through. One of the terrorists was killed and the rest fled back to Gaza. The residents of the kibbutz were ordered to enter their homes and lock the doors, but after the extensive searches throughout the area, the residents were given the all clear. Meanwhile, five soldiers were killed Monday in and near the...
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    07/28/2014 2:55:00 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
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  • MH17 only adds to grim toll on civilians in eastern Ukraine

    07/28/2014 2:54:42 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 5 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | July 28, 2014 | Lydia Tomkiw
    A new United Nations report describes a “breakdown of law and order” and "egregious human rights abuses" in eastern Ukraine that date even before the conflict captured world attention over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Conservative figures from the UN and the World Health Organization as of July 26 estimate at least 1,129 people have been killed and 3,442 have been wounded as fighting between the Ukrainian military and rebels .... The report found “egregious human rights abuses have been committed in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine,” including abductions, extortion, torture, and executions while the...
  • Delta passengers outraged when child poops on airplane seat

    07/28/2014 2:53:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 28, 2014 | Amy Graff
    Passengers on a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit last week were horrified when a Chinese child squatted on his seat and proceeded to defecate, World News, a U.S.-based, Chinese-language news site, reports. The child’s parents spread newspaper on the seat to catch the waste.
  • Names of Four Killed Soldiers Released

    07/28/2014 2:50:19 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-28-14 | Ido Ben Porat
    The names of the four IDF soldiers who were killed on Monday by a mortar shell near the Gaza border have been cleared for publication. Staff Sergeant Eliav Eliyahu Haim Kahlon, 22, from Tzfat (Safed). Corporal Meidan Maymon Biton, 20, from Netivot. Corporal Niran Cohen, 20, from Tiberias. Sergeant first class Adi Briga, 23, from Beit Shikma. All four served in the 7th Armored Brigade of the IDF. A fifth soldier, First Sgt. Moshe Doino, 20, of Jerusalem, was killed in the course of fighting inside Gaza in the early afternoon. Since the campaign in Gaza began, 48 IDF officers...
  • Vladimir Putin is a thug and liar, says top British envoy

    07/28/2014 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ben Farmer
    Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, is a “thug” and a “liar”, one of Britain’s most senior ambassadors has said, as the EU prepares today to approve tough new sanctions against Moscow. Sir Peter Westmacott said the West’s increasingly firm response to Russia was beginning to have an impact on the Kremlin. The British ambassador to the United States said Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine was starting to look like “the wrong call”. He spoke as the Ministry of Defence announced that a battle group of 1,350 troops and armoured vehicles, including Challenger tanks, would join Nato exercises in Poland. The Government said...
  • IDF Begins Shelling All Along Northeastern Gaza

    07/28/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-28-14 | Gil Ronen
    IDF artillery began shelling targets all along the northeastern Gaza Strip, Channel 2 reported Monday evening after 8 p.m. Earlier , the IDF sent messages to thousands of Palestinian Arabs living in the region to flee, shortly after a mortar shell killed at least four people in Israel. "A short while ago, phonecalls were made and text messages were sent out to the civilian population of Shejaiya, Zeitun and eastern Jabaliya calling them to evacuate immediately towards central Gaza City," a statement from the IDF said, referring to three areas to the north, south and east of Gaza City. Such...
  • Georgia Democratic Senate candidate’s leaked campaign memo:

    07/28/2014 2:44:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Wish I could take credit for that headline but it’s Aaron Gardner’s. Here’s a nice scoop for Eliana Johnson, who somehow got hold of an early memo prepared by Michelle Nunn’s Senate campaign in Georgia after they stupidly posted it online briefly last winter. Of the many gems within, my second-favorite is the one emphasizing “rural” photo ops to show Georgians that Nunn is one of them. She’s a creature of the Beltway since birth, having grown up in Maryland while her dad Sam served in the Senate, but it’s important when trying to inherit a Senate seat as part...
  • Iran: Hezbollah Can Fire Rockets 'Nonstop' at Israel

    07/28/2014 2:44:17 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-28-14 | By Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin
    Iranian officials are closely studying the progress of Operation Protective Edge, in light of concern over Israel airstrikes on its nuclear facilities and its ongoing quest to destroy Israel. Hossein Salami G'anshin, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, said in this context that the war in Gaza is an introduction prior to the collapse of Israel, noting that Hezbollah has become a very powerful factor that can launch missiles "non-stop" on all the cities of Israel. The Naval commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Ali Fadawi, said at a meeting with senior officers that following the war, the Iranian army should...
  • High IDF death toll in Hamas upsurge of violence on “ceasefire” day.

    07/28/2014 2:43:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 28, 2014, 11:55 PM (IDT)
    Israel expands counter-offensive In the past 48 hours, Israel was pressured to accept its fifth “humanitarian” ceasefire in Gaza by President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Chairman of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu came close to folding, whereas Hamas saw the truce as applying only to Israel and therefore used it as a call to arms. The slogan Israel broadcast: Quiet will be met with quiet and fire with fire, was seen by Hamas as a sign of Israel weakening. This impression was confirmed on Sunday when...
  • Baltimore Catholic schools to get helping hand from respected businessmen

    07/28/2014 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 2 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/28/14 | Elizabeth Lowe
    James B. Sellinger, a former vice president for IBM’s North American operations, will serve as chancellor of education for the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Department of Catholic Schools and Frank Bramble Sr., a member of the Board of Directors for Bank of America Corp., will serve as chairman of the archdiocesan school board, the archdiocese announced July 28. In the newly created position, Sellinger will promote the enrollment and fiscal health of the archdiocese’s nearly 50 Catholic schools. Bramble previously served as interim president of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson and as chairman of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Blue...
  • Lebanon’s Grand Mufti calls for 'jihad' to liberate Palestinians

    07/28/2014 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 28, 2014 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, the country’s leading Sunni authority, called for “jihad” against Israel to liberate “Palestine’s sacred land from Jewish foreign occupation.” He also lamented the lack of Arab action in confronting Israel’s ongoing operation in Gaza.
  • Liberia: (finance)Ministry Takes Steps Against Ebola Following Employee's Death

    07/28/2014 2:26:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    All Africa ^ | 7-28-14 | unattributed
    n the wake of the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus and the recent untimely death of Mr. Patrick Sawyer, Coordinator of the ECOWAS National Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, having contracted the virus, the Ministry wishes to announce the following measures to ensure public safety and instil confidence in users of services at the Ministry. At the very highest level of the Ministry, all senior officials coming in direct or indirect contact with Mr. Sawyer have been placed on the prescribed 21 days observatory surveillance period starting July 20th, the day Mr. Sawyer departed...
  • Fearing Obama Unilateral Amnesty Threats, Tea Party Jams Congress's Phone Lines

    07/28/2014 2:24:19 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-28-14 | Matthew Boyle
    The phone lines are jammed. The American people have risen up in response to a rallying cry from Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), overloading the phone lines on Capitol Hill to pressure their members of Congress to fight against President Obama’s planned executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. ~snip~ “This shows the American people are going to resist,” a Sessions aide told Breitbart News. “The crescendo will grow. They are only beginning to be heard. They will get louder in the coming days.” The calls are coming in response to Sen. Sessions, who last week asked...
  • Group Of Illegal Aliens From Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka Caught Entering Texas From Mexico

    07/28/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | Brandon Darby
    A single group of illegal aliens entering Texas from Mexico over the weekend included foreign nationals from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). The group crossed into the Rio Grande Valley sector from Tamaulipas, Mexico. “One group of our agents apprehended individuals from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka,” said Albert Spratte, a spokesman for Local 3307 of the NBPC. “Everyone in this group was an adult male. They entered on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Our agents apprehended them, they did not turn themselves in. They were trying to sneak in.