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  • UKRAINE: Terrorists kidnapped & beat CNN journalist Anton Skibu for Facebook post

    07/29/2014 6:01:16 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    Censor.net ^ | 29.07.14 13:52
    According to Skiba, terrorists was focusing on Facebook and they searched for him. "They had me orienteering printed. They were looking for me specifically because of the post to Facebook. There was a post about that for bombing to be over, not necessarily ATO bombing. A paste up of leaflets in Donetsk with text, that for every minister and all partiesare declared outside the law by DNR - a reward of 20 thousand euros. This was the main reason for the accusation that I had proposed for the head Minister of the DND 20 thousand euros. This was the main...
  • Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett collaborate in New York

    07/29/2014 5:49:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    Splash News ^ | 7/29/14
    The pair were at the Lincoln Center in New York for a live concert dubbed “Cheek To Cheek”. The on stage performance comes after the duo have spent the past two years recording a jazz album which is due to be released this year. Arriving hand-in-hand the pair looked to be good friends. After all this isn’t the first time the two musicians have collaborated, since getting together back in 2011 for The Lady is a Tramp single....
  • President Obama’s competence problem is worse than it looks (Cillizza at WaPo turns on O)

    07/29/2014 5:47:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | Chris Cillizza
    You can understand President Obama's current political problems -- and how those problems could make things very tough for his party in this fall's midterm election -- in a single word. And that word is "competence". Obama was elected in 2008 on a stated promise that he would restore competence to government. He pitched himself as the antidote to "Heck of a job, Brownie" and the Bush years, the person who would always put the most qualified candidate in every job in his Administration. That the basic functioning of government would never be in question. Almost six years on from...
  • Ebola outbreak: Is it time to test experimental vaccines?

    07/29/2014 5:46:41 AM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies
    CNN Health ^ | 7/29/2014 | By Meera Senthilingam
    Ebola virus disease is sweeping across West Africa in the largest outbreak of the virus to date. Mortality rates are currently at 60% in a disease where up to 90% of infected people can die. But despite this lethality there remain no licensed treatments or vaccines available, nearly 40 years after the disease was first discovered. In March, Ebola was reported for the first time in Guinea, West Africa, in districts that border neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone. This proximity meant that unlike previous outbreaks in other parts of Africa, the usually remote Ebola virus had the opportunity to cross...
  • Georgia Democratic Senate candidate’s leaked campaign memo: She sort of funded Hamas.

    07/29/2014 5:43:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2014 | 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...
  • Revealed: IRS and State Department conspired in targeting pro-Israel group

    07/29/2014 5:38:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The IRS scandal has just gained another dimension, and it is more than a "smidgen." Emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee show that the State Department was involved in the IRS’s attempt to deny tax-exempt status to Z-Street, the pro-Israel organization founded and run by AT contributor Lori Lowenthal Marcus, based on Z-Street’s pro-Israel positions that conflicted with Obama administration policy. This is known as “viewpoint discrimination,” and is strictly illegal.The Wall Street Journal explains what has been uncovered:  …emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee show that the IRS and State Department were conferring...
  • Do Corporations Rule America?

    07/29/2014 5:34:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    I suppose it's natural that the average American believes that the Crash of 2008 was caused by greedy bankers and that the problem with health insurance is insurance company profits. After all, most Americans work for big companies, and they know that at any moment corporate security could appear at their cubicle to escort them to the exit. Employees know the power their bosses have over them; why shouldn't the bosses have the same power to work their will over politicians? Not only that, but politicians pose as the worker's friend. We'll protect you from the ravishings of your lascivious...
  • Government Is Destroying our Standard of Living

    07/29/2014 5:31:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Monty Pelerin
    Finally, the change in net worth has made the mainstream media. The statistics, as reported in the NY Times, are horrific, as are the implications for the future of the country. Net worth may be the best single measure of a country's well-being. Median net worth is a reasonable marker for the standard of living. Medians (or averages) are not good measures to capture what is happening at the lowest or highest ends. (More about that below.) In the simplest terms, net worth is the value of a person's assets minus his liabilities. If this measure is growing, a person...
  • RNC to Discuss Mississippi Radio Ads - Members only discussion set for Chicago meeting

    07/29/2014 5:26:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 29, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Republican National Committee will take up the explosive subject of the race-card playing radio ads in the Mississippi Senate GOP run-off election between Senator Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. The RNC is scheduled to hold its summer meeting in Chicago August 6-9 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The discussion, according to an RNC source, will occur on the morning of August 7 — behind closed doors — at the “Members Only” breakfast that runs between 8:00-9:30. There is no word whether RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, under pressure to investigate the ads, will then comment...
  • Gazans to declare unilateral 3-day ceasefire

    07/29/2014 5:15:05 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 39 replies
    timesofisrael ^ | 07-29-14 | Staff
    According to senior PLO executive committee member Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Palestinians will declare a unilateral 72-hour ceasefire shortly.
  • 'Putin is a thug and a liar': British diplomat tears into Russian President as EU tightens ...

    07/29/2014 4:52:52 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 29, 2014 | MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR
    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has been branded a ‘thug’ and a ‘liar’ by one of Britain’s top diplomats as the European Union prepares to tighten the stranglehold on the Kremlin’s cronies. Sir Peter Westmacott, the UK ambassador to the US, said Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine was starting to look like ‘the wrong call’ and the West’s firm response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines plane was starting to have an impact. David Cameron will meet families of British victims of the atrocity today, as he warns Russia has failed to stem the flow of weapons across the border to Ukraine...
  • Court Says 'Shoot It Out': Eugene Robinson's Twisted Take on DC Ruling Upholding 2nd Amendment

    07/29/2014 4:44:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Everyone knows how safe the streets of Washington, DC are [where as of 2010 violent crime was three times the national average], and how DC criminals scrupulously respect the District's very restrictive gun-control laws. So of course the last thing you would want is to permit law-abiding citizens to exercise their Constitutional rights to keep and bear arms. Why, that would only lead to the Gunfight at the DC Corral. No, better to keep all the guns in the hands of criminals. Such seems to be Eugene Robinson's logic. On today's Morning Joe, the Washington Post columnist bemoaned a federal...
  • Refrigerator magnets: New theory predicts magnets may act as wireless cooling agents.

    07/29/2014 4:34:39 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    MIT News Office ^ | 7/28/14 | Jennifer Chu
    The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers. The theory describes the motion of magnons — quasi-particles in magnets that are collective rotations of magnetic moments, or “spins.” In addition to the magnetic moments, magnons also conduct heat; from their equations, the MIT researchers found that when exposed to a magnetic field gradient, magnons may be driven to move from one end of a magnet to another, carrying heat with them and producing a cooling effect. “You can pump heat from one side...
  • U.S. TROOPS JOIN IN OUTSKIRTS OF COUTANCES; RUSSIANS TAKE BREST-LITOVSK AND PRZEMYSL (7/29/44)

    07/29/2014 4:32:16 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/29/44 | E.C. Daniel, W.H. Lawrence, David Anderson, George Axelsson, Sidney Shalett, George Horne, more
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  • UKRAINE: The militants have blocked civilians, children are used as a "human shield"

    07/29/2014 4:23:08 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 7 replies
    zn,ua ^ | 29 July 13:52
    Gunmen blocked the railroad and trains with people wishing to leave the city, unable to travel. Terrorists did not allow civilians to leave the Lugansk. The representative of the NATIONAL information-analytical center Andrei Lysenko. "The humanitarian corridors, they generally are not. If before we were able to even arrange additional trains in Lugansk and from there to Kiev, then now they completely blocked the railroad or train is unable to travel, although people want to leave the city, "said Lysenko. "There is information that the militants were not simply collect people they have used children as human shields to...
  • “The Canterville Ghost,” “Shadows in the Night” (Movie Reviews-7/29/44)

    07/29/2014 4:22:11 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 6 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/29/44 | Bosley Crowther, P.P.K
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  • 8 Times Kerry Betrayed Israel

    07/29/2014 4:18:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Secretary of State John Kerry has long been considered an integral part of President Obama’s foreign policy team. And for just as long, he has been an anti-Israel advocate par excellence, an opponent of the Jewish State’s right to defend itself, a man dedicated to pressuring our only ally in the Middle East to concede to terror.
  • UKRAINE: Russian soldiers continue to boast about Ukraine mortar attacks in social networks

    07/29/2014 4:06:51 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    www.5.ua ^ | 29 July 2014, 13: 23
    Russian soldiers continue to boast about in social networks mortar attacks on Ukrainian territory The Russian military did not even hide that lead to open hostilities against Ukraine. Yes, social networks have new photos, which are seen as fighters of the Federation charged installation "Grad", with the caption: "Mortared in Ukraine." Also found another few pages, where soldiers of the Russian army they write that their carrying on the border with Ukraine for warfare. They show official documents with the names of the parts to which they are assigned. Mostly it is Rostov oblast.
  • PM of Australia Reganesque politician?

    07/29/2014 4:04:30 AM PDT · by se99tp
    CCD Report ^ | July 27, 2014 | B.G.
    Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbot said words, which convey truth that was until that day rejected in West and censored in East. Like Reagan over thirty years ago, Prime Minister Abbott reminded about the boundary between the good and evil in a public life:...
  • China's navy no longer so inferior to Japan's, experts say

    07/29/2014 3:54:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Sunday, 27 July, 2014
    China's loss of the first Sino-Japanese war has been attributed to a disorganised navy. Although the northern fleet equalled, some say exceeded, the Meiji navy in terms of firepower, it was annihilated because it lacked coordination among its military units. Today while Japan's navy may have a qualitative advantage over China's, the People's Liberation Army is catching up, analysts say. In sheer manpower, China has the upper hand, with Beijing putting the PLA Navy's strength at 235,000, or more than five times the number in the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force. But the Japanese navy has being training with modern warfare...
  • UKRAINE: Antiterrorist operation. SUMMARY FOR 07/28/14 [MAP]

    07/29/2014 3:33:41 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    informnapalm.org ^ | July 29, 2014
    ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION. SUMMARY for 28.07.14 (With a map on the site. dissemination is welcome) Last night, was shot at by terrorists pro-Russian city Debaltseve. Despite attempts to retake the city from fire fighters could not. As well as PopasnuĂ», which actively began to spread rumors about a return to armed gangs. This information knowingly used by Zello channels of terrorists and in social networks for circulating misinformation. In addition, at night were attempts to attack Ukrainian troops in Shahtersk, which also failed. In the morning, 28 July, continued offensive power ATO on the lines explained in the summary for July...
  • Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

    07/29/2014 3:24:38 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 32 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 12 hours ago | Associated Press By MARYCLAIRE DALE
    Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said. Jonathan Rosa and Cornelius Crawford were each charged with three counts of felony murder and other crimes, police announced at a news conference. Police said they believe Rosa, 19, and Crawford, 23, forced a real estate agent into her sport utility vehicle on Friday, then took off at high speed. The three children, killed by the SUV crash about 15 minutes later, were siblings who...
  • Michelle Nunn: A Consultant’s Golem Coming for the Jews

    07/29/2014 2:11:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | July 29, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    A golem is a being of inanimate material magically given anthropomorphic abilities. Back when I was a political consultant I would tell candidates that they were lumps of clay to be molded. In a memo discovered by National Review, Michelle Nunn has all the makings of not being her own woman, but rather being a consultant’s golem. Not only a golem, but one whose organization is related to funding for Hamas and now wants Jews to fund her political ambition. The campaign email is filled with great stereotypes. Nunn’s campaign wants gays, Asians, and Jews to fund it, but wants...
  • Dozens die as fighting intensifies in Gaza; children killed at refugee camp

    07/29/2014 12:33:42 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ralph Ellis, Sara Sidner, Karl Penhaul and Ian Lee,
    Despite calls for a new cease-fire, fighting intensified in Gaza on Monday and Tuesday morning, with Palestinians saying more than two dozen people died as rockets or mortars struck a refugee camp, a hospital and the center of Gaza City.
  • Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach

    07/29/2014 12:15:41 AM PDT · by South40 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21 July 2014 | Project Vigil
    Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach
  • AG Roy Cooper Says Federal Decision in VA Could Clear Way for Gay Marriage in North Carolina

    07/28/2014 11:52:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    A federal appeals court panel on Monday struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage, and that decision could have major political and legal implications for North Carolina. The three-judge panel on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes North Carolina, declared that Virginia’s laws placed an unconstitutional limit on the right to marry. N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper thinks Monday’s decision will undo North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriages, and he has no plans to intervene. Cooper said that it now would be “futile” to continue defending North Carolina’s ban against challenges from within the state. Four cases...
  • Barack to the Future

    07/28/2014 11:24:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 28 July 2014 | Ed Driscoll
    “Is the Left anti-Semitic? Sadly, it is heading that way,” Brendan O’Neill writes in theLondon Telegraph. Of course, the obvious rejoinder is, “Heading…?”This is a recurring theme in anti-Israel sentiment today: the idea that a powerful, sinister lobby of Israel lovers has warped our otherwise respectable leaders here in the West, basically winning control of Western foreign policy. You see it in cartoons depicting Israeli leaders as the puppet masters of politicians like William Hague and Tony Blair. You can hear it in Alexi Sayle’s much-tweeted claim that the “Western powers” kowtow to Israel because they are “frightened of it…...
  • China gets wooden spoon for right-angled running track

    China gets wooden spoon for right-angled running track Sports officials in northeast China build a rectangular running track – with right angle corners – in order to ensure their stadium is ready for the visit of Communist Party leaders Sports officials in northeast China have claimed the gold medal for incompetence after authorising the construction of a running track with right-angled corners. The track was completed recently as part of a major refurbishment of a 100,000 sq ft stadium in Heilongjiang province’s Tonghe County. The stadium itself appears to have been impressively built and features an immaculately laid artificial grass...
  • CBS News/NY Times - New Poll On Every Close Senate Race

    07/28/2014 10:23:37 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 28 July 2014
    In Michigan, GOP Senate candidate leads Democrat by +1. In Alaska, Democrat leads both Republicans, +2 and +12. Alaska Republican primary on 19 August.
  • De Blasio vows to improve NYPD-community relations

    07/28/2014 10:21:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 7:05 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, said Monday that he believes the troubles stem from racial tension that defined his predecessor’s 12 years in office.He did not specifically say he thought race played a role in the recent death of a black asthmatic father of six who died after being put in apparent chokehold by a white officer, an encounter that was caught on video. He did say that more trust was needed between police and residents. “If you talk about the last decade or so in...
  • Appeals court upholds decision overturning Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.

    07/28/2014 9:30:35 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/14 | Robert Barnes
    A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, saying that withholding the fundamental right to marry from gay couples is a new form of “segregation” that the Constitution cannot abide.The 2-to-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, based in Richmond, upheld a lower court’s decision and extended an extraordinary winning streak in the federal courts for proponents of same-sex marriage. Legal challenges to state bans filed systematically nationwide have prevailed in every test since the Supreme Court in June 2013 struck down part of the federal...
  • LGBT Jobs Fair Tries To Prevent Straight Students From Attending Over Fears They Will Offend Gays

    07/28/2014 9:25:12 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 33 replies
    CampusReform ^ | July 28, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    When it comes to finding a job after graduation, business students are throwing their sexual orientation into the mix as well. Reaching Out MBA, an annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender graduate business students, completes its three-day lineup of speakers and workshops with a job fair—a job fair that is becoming increasingly exclusive. According to Matt Kidd, executive director of Reaching Out MBA, 10 percent of the 1,100 attendees at last year’s conference identified as straight. Because of that, this year's attendees are now required to submit an essay on why they wish to attend the conference or...
  • Converted Muslims embrace new faith, celebrate end of Ramadan

    07/28/2014 9:21:21 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 37 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 27, 2014 | Monica Disare
    Keyla Calix, a 25-year-old Honduran living in downtown Miami, didn’t think her friend’s gift of a Quran would lead her to reject her Catholic upbringing. But two years later, after a serious evaluation of Islam sparked by the holy book, she will head to a mosque Monday morning for Eid al-Fitr, a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan. “My family thought that Islam was just for Arabs,” Calix said, “but Islam is for everyone, not just for Arabs or Pakistani.” Miami’s Islamic community will celebrate the end of Islam’s holy month alongside a series of new beginnings, like Calix’s....
  • Liberia closes borders as Ebola hits major west African cities

    07/28/2014 9:18:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    APF via Yahoo News ^ | 2/28/14 | Zoom Dosso
    Liberia, along with neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone, is struggling to contain an epidemic that has infected some 1,200 people and left at least 670 dead across the region since the start of the year. Last week authorities in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown and Lagos in Nigeria announced their first cases, marking an alarming new front in the fight against a disease mainly confined to remote villages and rural outposts. "All borders of Liberia will be closed with the exception of major entry points," Sirleaf said in a statement late Sunday. Monrovia's international airport, a provincial airport and three major...
  • Boulder County to refund $5.6M in assessments after judge invalidates paving district

    07/28/2014 9:17:50 PM PDT · by catnipman · 4 replies
    The Daily Camera ^ | 7/28/14 | John Fryar
    Boulder County is moving forward with plans to refund $5.6 million in assessments paid by homeowners after officials announced they won't appeal a judge's ruling that the county exceeded its authority in forming a local improvement district to pay for the repaving of roads in rural subdivisions. ...
  • MARK LEVIN: God Help Us! This Administration Is 'Pro-Hamas'

    07/28/2014 9:16:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/28/14 | Daily Rushbo
    Audio at link.
  • A Woman With Ebola Escaped Quarantine And Is On The Run In A City Of 1 Million

    07/28/2014 9:09:21 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    FREETOWN — Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease.
  • The United States Lowers Israel's Diplomatic Shield at the United Nations

    07/28/2014 9:05:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Cable ^ | Colum Lynch
    Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch Israel's back in the U.N. Security Council, where it succeeded for more than five years in blocking successive efforts by the Palestinians to gain more of the trappings of an independent state and to get the world body to formally censure Israeli settlement policies. That changed after the stroke of midnight Sunday when, in the early minutes of Monday, July 28, the U.N. Security Council, with the backing of the United States, issued...
  • BREAKING -- Obama Abandons Israel At U.N. Security Council…

    07/28/2014 9:03:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Red Flag News ^ | 7/28/14
    Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch Israel’s back in the U.N. Security Council, where it succeeded for more than five years in blocking successive efforts by the Palestinians to gain more of the trappings of an independent state and to get the world body to formally censure Israeli settlement policies. That changed after the stroke of midnight Sunday when, in the early minutes of Monday, July 28, the U.N. Security Council, with the backing of the United States, issued...
  • [Democrat] Utah legislative candidate accused of kidnapping, selling pain medication

    07/28/2014 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 3 replies
    Desert News ^ | July 22 2014 | McKenzie Romero and Pat Reavy
    AMERICAN FORK — A Democratic candidate for the Utah Legislature was charged Monday with aggravated kidnapping. Mark Byrge — a candidate for House District 56 — is also being investigated for allegedly selling pain medications out of his house. Byrge, 33, of American Fork, was charged in 4th District Court with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony; aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and obstructing justice, a second-degree felony. His wife, Tina Byrge, 32, is charged with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony. On June 1, a man went to Byrge's front door and an argument ensued. The fight escalated to the point...
  • U.S.: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty (RESET)

    07/28/2014 8:56:11 PM PDT · by dila813 · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Today | JIM KUHNHENN
    The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.' An administration official says the United States has notified Russia of its determination that it broke the agreement by testing a new ground-launched cruise missile. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information.
  • Obama: A Country Without Rule of Law 'Will Not Succeed'

    07/28/2014 8:10:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | Charlie Spiering
    During a town hall meeting at a summit with the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, President Obama explained to a young African student that to succeed, a burgeoning country required a system of laws. He explained: Regardless of the resources a country possesses, regardless of how talented the people are, if you do not have a basic system of rule of law, of respect for civil rights and human rights, if you do not give people a credible, legitimate way to work through the political process to express their aspirations, if you don't respect basic freedom of speech and...
  • Emergency Managers Are Concerned About Bad Weather and Illegal Immigrants (barf!)

    07/28/2014 7:58:41 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    MCALLEN - Rio Grande Valley Emergency Management officials are concerned that the large amount of people here illegally may pose a dangerous situation in the event severe weather like a hurricane threatens the Valley. People who cross the border illegally have long been part of conversation in law enforcement circles. But now, emergency managers in McAllen have questions of their own, in the event of a hurricane. "You have extra sheltering areas and detention centers right here," said Barry Goldsmith, Brownsville National Weather Service Coordinator. "And are they able to withstand the wind, are they able to withstand flood waters...
  • Germany's Biggest Tabloid Attacks Islam

    07/28/2014 7:29:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Jul 2014
    Germany's biggest newspaper, Bild, was forced to climb down over the weekend after a highly critical and controversial comment piece which attacked Islam as a barrier to integration appeared in its Sunday sister paper. "I don't believe in God, but at the same time Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism don't bother me. Only Islam bothers me more and more," wrote Nicolaus Fest, vice editor-in-chief of the Bild am Sonntag newspaper in the editorial published on Sunday. Fest then laid out why Islam's "criminality," "murderous contempt" and "honour killings" did not belong in Germany, in comments which prompted a raft of hostility...
  • UFC Star Is Heading to Israel for a More Real and Dangerous Fight

    07/28/2014 7:16:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    the blaze ^ | 7/28/14 | Sharona Schwartz
    UFC stands for Ultimate Fighting Championship, but the next destination for one of its athletes is shaping up to be the real ultimate fight in comparison with his usual in-cage brawls.Noad Lahat, 30, is leaving the U.S. temporarily to help defend his family and friends in Israel, which has been under fire from Hamas rockets more than 2,500 times in the past three weeks.Noad Lahat, right, from Israel, grapples with Steven Siler during the second round of a featherweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC event in San Jose, Calif., July 26, 2014. Lahat won by unanimous decision. (AP...
  • Man Sues Starbucks And Oprah for $15M Claiming Chai Tea Spiked With Heroin

    07/28/2014 7:14:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jul 28, 2014 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Why is Vernon Charles Allen Merriweather suing talk show maven Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks for discrimination and harassment to the tune of $15 million? Well, the man claims that the tea bearing Oprah’s name and sold at the famed coffee chain was not only laced with heroin but Ambien and hallucinogens as well, according to TMZ. The Buffalo, New York, resident allegedly filed a federal lawsuit stating that when he applied for a job at Starbucks, he was told in no uncertain terms, “We don’t hire ni****s!” The suit then claims the baristas referred to themselves as members of the...
  • Report: Pentagon Employees with Top Secret Access Have $730M in Back Taxes

    07/28/2014 7:12:38 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 28, 2014 1:31 pm | BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Some 83,000 Pentagon employees and contractors who handle classified intelligence were found to have unpaid federal taxes totaling $730 million, which makes them more likely to “compromise classified information,” according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). At least 83,000 Defense Department tax delinquents “were determined eligible for secret, top secret, or sensitive compartmented information (SCI) clearances, or related interim clearances” despite their outstanding debts, according to the report. Some of those with back taxes are likely security-cleared employees of the executive branch, legislative branch, and the intelligence community, due to the large scope of the GAO’s analysis....
  • Growing concern in US: 'kissing bug' disease

    07/28/2014 7:10:07 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/29/2014 | Fox News
    Some 8 million people have Chagas disease, a life-threatening illness passed to humans by "kissing bugs," or triatomines, living in Latin America. In the US, few people know about the disease—but the CDC figures that some 300,000 people may be infected here. In countries like Bolivia, which has the highest rate of Chagas in the world, it's standard practice to screen expectant mothers for the disease, since they could pass it on to their children. But in the US, doctors rarely think to check for the illness, which can cause heart or colon problems years down the line that, left...
  • HAMAS LEADER: We Have No Current Plans To 'Coexist' With Israel

    07/28/2014 7:07:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/28/14 | Colin Campbell
    Khaled Meshaal, the political leader of Hamas, said in a recent interview that he has no plans to "coexist" with Israel as it is structured right now. "No. I do not want to live with a state of occupiers," Mashaal said when directly asked if he wants to "coexist" with Israel or recognize the country "as a Jewish state." Mashaal made his remarks in an interview with PBS host Charlie Rose. The network provided reporters a partial transcript of the conversation, which is scheduled to air in full Monday night.
  • Photos show border militias moving across Texas

    07/28/2014 6:52:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    chron.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Kolten Parker |
    Photos showing dozens of members of the militia groups on the U.S.-Mexico border carrying semi-automatic rifles and wearing masks, camouflage and tactical gear provide one of the first glimpses into the group's activities on the border. Members of the militia groups, who say they have 10 active "teams" along the state's southern border, are seen at campsites, walking along the Rio Grande River, pointing rifles and pistols out of frame and flipping off the camera in the photos obtained by the San Antonio Express-News. A spokesperson for the group provided the photos under the condition that members' faces be blurred...