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  • Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer

    07/30/2014 1:59:13 AM PDT · by blueplum
    The Guardian ^ | July 29, 2014 | Shawn Walker
    ...As we talked, guards came for Budik and took him up to the main courtyard. A van had arrived, serving as an impromptu hearse, carrying the body of a rebel fighter who had died in combat. The Demon and the other fighters crowded round the open doors of the van to glance at the open coffin and pay their respects. Budik was also emotional. “I knew him well, since he was eight years old,” he said. “My wife and I would bring in homeless kids or orphans and try to give them a decent upbringing. I taught him boxing, tried...
  • AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

    07/30/2014 1:44:12 AM PDT · by blueplum
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2014 2:18am EDT | Dan Perry
    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed. For the moment, the deadlock is well-entrenched: As long as the crippling blockade of Gaza remains in place, Hamas says it will continue firing rockets at Israel - terrifying but mostly ineffectual, thanks to the "Iron Dome" defense system. Israel says the blockade must stay to stop a terrorist government from importing yet more weapons. :snip:...
  • Italian Reporter Reveals Hamas Cover-Up Over Misfired Rockets

    07/30/2014 1:30:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    INN ^ | 7/30/2014, 10:01 AM | Ari Soffer
    An Italian journalist who until Tuesday was embedded in Gaza has backed the IDF’s account of a rocket strike on a school playground in central Gaza’s Shati refugee camp on Monday. At least 10 people were killed in the attack—most of them children—and some sources claimed the death toll was as high as 30. Palestinian sources were quick to blame Israel, claiming that an Israeli fighter jet fired missiles directly at the playground and nearby hospital. Israel denied the accusations, saying that Hamas rockets aimed at Israel from the area misfired, and struck both the school and the hospital. Verifying...
  • Tuberculosis patient who refused treatment arrested in California

    07/30/2014 12:35:12 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2014 7:36pm EDT | Dan Whitcomb
    (Reuters) - A Northern California man who refused treatment and disappeared after he was diagnosed with tuberculosis has been arrested and admitted to a local hospital under guard, law enforcement and local health officials said on Tuesday. :snip: Cruz was taken into custody on Monday night during a traffic stop in the community of Lamont, California, about 15 miles north of Bakersfield, Kern County Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt said. "We took him to Kern Medical Center and had him admitted there, under guard," Pruitt said. The Fresno Bee newspaper reported Cruz was a transient who had come from an area...
  • Hoyer: Obama 'Can’t Legalize' Illegals--But He Can Decide How to 'Implement the Laws'

    07/29/2014 11:20:31 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 29, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that President Obama “can’t legalize” the illegal aliens in the United States, but then added that the president “can implement the laws as he believes they should be implemented." "Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution states that Congress has the power to make laws governing naturalization. Given this, does President Obama have the unilateral power to legalize illegal aliens?" CNSNews.com asked Hoyer. “I don’t think he does,” Hoyer responded, “and I don’t think that’s what he’s going to do. You’re right. He can’t legalize them.” “What the president can in fact do, however,...
  • Ebola: White House Raises Specter of Gov’t Closure During D.C. Africa Summit

    07/29/2014 10:51:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Obama administration is urging federal employees to stay home during the summit of African leaders being held in Washington, D.C. next week and to monitor local news for announcement of a possible “closing of the federal government” —ostensibly over traffic issues. At the same time the administration said the federal government is taking no “additional precautions” to deal with the potential spread of the Ebola virus by those attending the summit. In a twelve paragraph article on the summit of African leaders hosted by President Obama, the New York Times devotes five paragraphs to the issue of Ebola affecting...
  • Islamists seize key Benghazi army base as Tripoli fire rages

    07/29/2014 10:48:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | July 30 2014 | Imed Lamloum
    Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, as a huge blaze raged at a fuel depot near the capital's airport. An Islamist and jihadist alliance announced the capture Tuesday of the main military base in the eastern city in a statement which was confirmed by an army official. He said jihadists of Ansar al-Sharia, blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by Washington, were among the groups. Intense fighting in Benghazi for the past week has claimed about 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. "Special...
  • More VA employees said they were told to falsify data

    07/29/2014 10:30:10 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2014 | Curt Devine, Meredith Turk and Scott Bronstein, CNN Investigations
    Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an internal VA audit show. Schedulers said supervisors directed them to manipulate information so their centers could meet performance goals, which would help top officials get bonuses, according to documents obtained by CNN. The new information also provided to Congress this week includes updates from specific VA hospitals that were not included in an internal audit released last month by the...
  • HAMAS Main Compound Bunker Located Under Central Gaza Hospital

    07/29/2014 10:28:22 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-30-2014 | sundance
    GAZA - The idea that one of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is one of the worst-kept secrets of the Gaza war. Muslim Brotherhood Soldiers So why aren’t reporters in Gaza ferreting it out? The precise location of a large underground bunker equipped with sophisticated communications equipment and housing some part of the leadership of a major terrorist organization beneath a major hospital would seem to qualify as a world-class scoop—the kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk. So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa Hospital as...
  • Bowe Bergdahl could be questioned next week about capture

    07/29/2014 10:27:52 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ed Lavandera and Jason Morris
    (CNN) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could meet next week with the general who's looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, his attorney said. Attorney Eugene Fidell told CNN he will know for sure next week exactly when the meeting will take place. When it happens, it'll be the first meeting between Bergdahl and Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl who is the point person for the Army's investigation. The 28-year-old soldier spent five years in the hands of Taliban militants after he disappeared in Afghanistan in June 2009. After he was released in...
  • Study Finds That Men Like Nice Women, But Not the Other Way Around

    07/29/2014 10:08:24 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 25JUL2014 | Paula Mejia
    Scientifically, nice (heterosexual) guys might actually finish last. A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin recently found that while men were attracted to nice-seeming women upon meeting them, women did not feel the same way about men. Researchers from the University of Rochester, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in Israel investigated a possible mechanism explaining why women and men differ in their sexual reactions with receptive opposite-sex strangers.
  • Congressional Report: Ebola Bio Kits Deployed to National Guard Units In All 50 States

    07/29/2014 10:03:02 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7-30-2014 | Mac Slavo
    Mac Slavo July 29th, 2014 The Department of Defense informed Congress that it has deployed biological diagnostics systems to National Guard support teams in all 50 states, according to a report published by the Committee on Armed Services. The report, published in April amid growing fears that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus might spread outside of West Africa, says that the portable systems are designed for “low probability, high consequence” scenarios. Some 340 Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS) units have thus far been given to emergency response personnel. The systems are “rapid, reliable, and [provide] simultaneous identification...
  • What 'small country' did Hillary Clinton lead?

    07/29/2014 9:59:28 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she knows how difficult it is "to be the leader of a relatively small country." Come again? I know I’m relatively young, but I think I would have remembered President or Prime Minister or Queen Hillary.
  • WOW! Hillary Claims Hamas Fires Rockets From Schools Because “Gaza Is Small” (Video)

    07/29/2014 9:56:36 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 29, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Wow!… And this could be to be the next leader of the Free World? In an interview on Fusion TV former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed Hamas fired rockets from schools because “Gaza is small.” There are so many things wrong with this statement: “I think Hamas intended to provoke Israel, because that is why they started the rocket fire again. As I said when I negotiated a ceasefire it held until just this month. And, then Hamas which has its back against the wall decided to once again fire rockets into Israel. Israel made it clear that wasn’t...
  • Ad Sales Drop Cause New York Times Profits to Collapse 54%

    07/29/2014 9:43:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 29, 2014 | John Nolte
    The Financial Times reports that a drop in ad sales at the New York Times caused the left-wing newspaper's profits to collapse 54% in the second quarter of this year. [Snip] A fall in advertising revenues and stepped-up investment in digital products outweighed rises in digital subscribers and circulation revenue at the New York Times, sending headline profit 54 per cent lower in the second quarter.
  • Unaccompanied Minor Charges America with Border 'Ice Box' Abuse (video)

    07/29/2014 9:38:46 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 25 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 29, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesday at the Congressional Progressive Caucus' Ad-Hoc Hearing on the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border, a 15-year-old boy who made the journey alone from El Salvador accused U.S. Border Patrol of having "mistreated" him at one of the border holding centers overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of children. The young illegal immigrant complained about being given only "a cold ham sandwich twice a day" because it was not "enough food." He also complained of being given only a nylon blanket for warmth, the lights being left on and no privacy in the bathrooms. "I...
  • Israel, Hamas and Obama’s foreign policy

    07/29/2014 9:21:06 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Caroline Glick ^ | 7-29-14 | Caroline Glick
    When US President Barack Obama phoned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday night, in the middle of a security cabinet meeting, he ended any remaining doubt regarding his policy toward Israel and Hamas. Obama called Netanyahu while the premier was conferring with his senior ministers about how to proceed in Gaza. Some ministers counseled that Israel should continue to limit our forces to specific pinpoint operations aimed at destroying the tunnels of death that Hamas has dug throughout Gaza and into Israeli territory. Others argued that the only way to truly destroy the tunnels, and keep them destroyed, is for...
  • Illegal Immigrants Demand Representation at White House Meetings

    07/29/2014 9:16:48 PM PDT · by ronnyquest · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, July 28, 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.
  • DIA Chief: Terrorists, Their Ideology Are 'Exponentially Growing'

    07/29/2014 9:13:43 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 4 replies
    NewsMaxWorld ^ | July 29, 2014 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    President Barack Obama repeatedly asserted during the 2012 campaign that al-Qaida had been "decimated" and was "on the run," but according to remarks made by a senior intelligence official, "it's exponentially growing." "It's not on the run, and that ideology is actually ... sadly, it feels like it's exponentially growing," Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said Saturday at the Aspen Institute's Security Forum. Flynn said the current terrorist threat is not coming from a collection of lone actors, but from a well-financed and cohesive group that is effective at exploiting young jihadists. "These organizations that...
  • MH17 Likely shot down with guns, not missiles

    07/29/2014 9:13:26 PM PDT · by aardwolf46 · 64 replies
    This has been on various news sites today, but I don't see it on FR or Drudge. Any sort of a Google search on "MH17 bullet holes" will turn up multiple versions. German investigators are claiming that the forward part of MH17 is riddled with bullet holes, apparently 30mm, which is the main armament of the Ukrainian jets which were tailing the airliner. There is zero possibility of anybody shooting down an airliner with a 30mm gun from the ground. Typical version of the story
  • A Letter of Thanks from Hamas to the Media (satire)

    07/29/2014 9:10:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    Dear Members of the Mainstream Media, You’ve been awesome! Everyone knows that we start unwinnable wars with Israel because the real victory happens when you predictably side with us each time. And you’ve been so supportive of our strategy that we really want to acknowledge your helpfulness. In particular, we thank you for: - Focusing so much more on our suffering than anyone else’s. Nigerians must die in far greater numbers before you take notice, so we’re glad that you value our lives so much more. - Minimizing your coverage, if any, of our attacks that led up to Israel’s...
  • UKRAINE: Summary for July 29, 2014 Dmitry Tymchuk

    Brothers and sisters! Here’s the Summary for July 29, 2014 The bad news: 1. Russia continues to attack. The NSDC [National Security and Defense Council] states: Russian troops daily conduct on average 3 to 5 artillery shellings of Ukrainian security forces at the territory of Ukraine from the territory of the Russian Federation. I cannot understand why no one is able to beat an explanation out of Putin about these mad and bloody provocations. Americans have already provided illustrative evidence that Russia is waging these attacks. We have plentry of evidence ourselves. But nobody wants to put pressure on Moscow...
  • Third rocket arsenal found in UN school in Gaza

    07/29/2014 9:09:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/29/14 | Robert Spencer
    There needs to be an investigation of the UNRWA over this. Could it really keep happening without any UN officials knowing what was going on? The problem is, who can investigate the United Nations? Not Obama’s investigative or intelligence apparatus. In any case, if we had a President who had America and its allies’ best interests at heart, that President could announce that no U.S. funds would go to the United Nations if any more jihad rockets were found in its schools — and the schools would thenceforth be clear of the rockets. “THIRD Rocket Arsenal Found At UN School...
  • Obama Thanks Muslims For ‘Building The Very Fabric of Our Nation’

    07/29/2014 9:06:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 29, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Obama Thanks Muslims For ‘Building The Very Fabric of Our Nation’ By Cheryl K. Chumley- President Obama and his wife sent out a joint statement to Muslims in America for the Eid-al-Fitr holiday, thanking them for their contributions in “building the fabric” of the country. The statement, as posted on the White House website, reads in part: “As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. … [The holiday] celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people...
  • Israel says it has targeted and killed high-profile terrorists during Gaza fighting

    07/29/2014 9:02:30 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 7 replies
    National Post [Canada] / Media Line ^ | July 29, 2014 | Felice Friedson
    Israel says it has killed a number of high-profile terrorists in its targeting of Gaza. Israel’s strongest blow to Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a guerrilla-like army that participated in the previous rounds of fighting against Israel in 2009 and 2012, was the assassination of Salah Abu Hassanein, commander of its Military Media Division.... The Israeli army also killed PIJ’s regional commanders who controlled the northern and central sectors of the Gaza Strip, as well as Shaaban Dakhdoukh, commander of the forces in Zeitoun, who worked on burying long-range rockets and helped to smuggle weapons for his forces, according to the...
  • Venezuela: Ex-Intel Chief's Release a 'Victory' over US Ideological Foes

    07/29/2014 9:01:55 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 4 replies
    NewsMaxWorld ^ | July 29, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters.
    WASHINGTON — The United States is "deeply disappointed" the Netherlands released a former Venezuelan military intelligence chief detained over U.S. drug trafficking allegations, and is "disturbed" at reports indicating Caracas used threats to obtain his freedom, the State Department said on Monday. Instead of being extradited to the United States, retired Venezuelan General Hugo Carvajal flew home on Sunday from the Netherlands' Caribbean island of Aruba after the Dutch government ruled he had diplomatic immunity. He had been arrested on Aruba on Wednesday. Jubilant Venezuelan officials hailed Carvajal's release at a ruling Socialist Party congress, calling it a "victory" over...
  • Israeli reporter says Obama-Netanyahu transcript legitimate

    07/29/2014 8:59:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/29/14 | Robert Spencer
    Both Obama and Netanyahu are denying it, however, but they could be expected to do nothing else, given the circumstances. The strongest indication of the authenticity of the transcript is its absolute believability, knowing what we know about Obama and his view of Israel. The transcript is here. “US and Israel deny report of harsh Obama-Netanyahu conversation,” by Ricky Ben-David, Lazar Berman and Ilan Ben Zion, Times of Israel, July 29, 2014 (thanks to Pamela Geller): …Netanyahu rejects PMO-POTUS call transcript The Prime Minister’s Office says in a statement that the Channel 1 report is false, using precisely the same...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk oblast: PRAYER REQUEST Rev Alexander Kobzev, Church of Christ abducted

    07/29/2014 8:52:37 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    Alexander Kobzev, Pastor of the Church of Christ has almost certainly been abducted by Kremlin-backed militants. His wife informs that contact with him was lost near 10 p.m. on July 27 near the approach to Ilovaisk. The bad news comes from Said Ismagilov, Mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Ukraine. He and Pastor Alexander have both been taking part in the inter-faith prayer marathon in the centre of Donetsk which has been continuing now for almost 150 days. One other priest (at least) remains in captivity. Father Yury Ivanov, from the Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate was...
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: "No Ceasefire! Wipe Hamas Out" (with video)

    07/29/2014 8:40:53 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 20 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 29, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: Washington and both sides of the aisle to a degree will not face up to the fact that in Middle Eastern Islam there is a sickness right now that has perverted the religion grossly... And you have all these factions competing to see who can kill the most Christians, kill the most Jews. I mean, again, the Obama administration doesn't care about dead Christians or Jews, but gosh they're really worried, we want a ceasefire to rescue Hamas. No ceasefire, Sean. No ceasefire! Wipe Hamas out. Let me use one more Russian phrase because Russian is...
  • Rep. Steve King: Obama Possibly a ‘Narcissist’ Who Wants to Get ‘Martyred’ by Impeachment

    07/29/2014 8:34:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    While some of the House’s more conservative members might consider impeaching President Barack Obama for an as-yet-unknown executive order on immigration policy, they seem to be wrestling with the idea that such aggressive action against the executive branch could result in a boon for the Democrats. During a Newsmax TV interview Tuesday evening, host Steve Malzberg asked Rep. Steve King (R-IA) whether it’s possible that the president wants to be impeached because he understands the Senate, as it stands, would never vote to remove him. King’s response: I’ve just started to digest the thought process of what it would be...
  • Hamas footage on the infiltration via tunnel to Nahal Oz village, Israel (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

    07/29/2014 8:30:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    Five IDF soldiers were killed in that incident and 1 of the terrorist was killed while trying to drag the body of one of the soldiers - 4 terrorist escaped back through the tunnel Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=db0_1406663438#piHtkmpOzjyZgATQ.99
  • First a Trucker Threw a Beer Bottle at His Mustang - Just the Start of This Guy’s VERY Bad Day

    07/29/2014 8:05:29 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-29-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsThis young man's really bad day began when a truck threw a beer bottle at the passenger door of his adored Mustang. And it only got worse from there. Shortly thereafter he got pulled over for speeding, and told the officer about the beer bottle. But during his long wait while the officer checked the truck, and then his license, insult was added to injury, as a truck smashed into the back of his pulled over Mustang. In the photo above you can see him look towards the heavens, asking “Why?” But it got even worse...the driver was uninsured! WATCH:...
  • Louie Gohmert: If Obama Legalizes 5 Million Illegals, Cut Off White House Funding

    07/29/2014 7:50:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 29, 2014
    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) joined Gibson with the latest on Obama’s plan of granting amnesty to illegals. Gohmert told Gibson that some of the illegal immigrants are admitting that they are not fleeing gang violence but are paying gang members to sneak them in illegally into America. On stopping Obama’s agenda, Gohmert said when A President is completely lawless it is time to shut down funding to anyone who will act illegally. We must use the powers of the purse granted by the constitution to reign in Obama.
  • Top Secret Hamas Command Bunker in Gaza Revealed

    07/29/2014 7:37:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | July 29, 2014
    And why reporters won’t talk about it. The idea that one of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is one of the worst-kept secrets of the Gaza war. So why aren’t reporters in Gaza ferreting it out? The precise location of a large underground bunker equipped with sophisticated communications equipment and housing some part of the leadership of a major terrorist organization beneath a major hospital would seem to qualify as a world-class scoop—the kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk. So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa...
  • Teacher pay averages $84,489; LAUSD data missing

    07/29/2014 7:10:04 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    contra costa times ^ | 7-25-14 | Thomas Himes
    A newly released survey of 653 of California’s 1,058 school systems reports teachers were paid on average $84,489, while 33 administrators earned more than $250,000 in pay alone last year. The pay and compensation information was complied by The California Policy Center, a nonpartisan conservative public policy think tank that runs Transparent California, which posted the survey for the public to review at transparentcalifornia.com “We’re doing this because the public employs the public sector; and members of the public, as voters are being continually asked to approve tax increase and bond measures,” Policy Center Director Ed Ring said. “You can’t...
  • Pelosi: Qataris Have Told Me 'Hamas Is a Humanitarian Organization'

    07/29/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    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 and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization," she told CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley.
  • AWESOME: Mark Levin interviews Son of Hamas founder Mosab Hassan Yousef

    07/29/2014 6:47:38 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Mark Levin interviewed the son of the founder of Hamas, Mosab Hassan Yousef, tonight on his show to get more insight into the terrorist group that runs the Gaza Strip. Yousef made it crystal clear that Hamas doesn’t just want to destroy the state of Israel, but wants a global caliphate on every inch of land around the world, and he said they will kill as many palestinians as they need to accomplish this goal. Yousef said the fight that Israel is waging against Hamas isn’t just for their own existence, but for the entire world. He emphasizes that now...
  • Hate-crime charges filed in anti-Semitic graffiti case in Van Nuys

    07/29/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/29/14 | Richard Winton
    A man accused of scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti outside a Jewish-owned business in Van Nuys has been charged with multiple hate crimes by Los Angeles city prosecutors. Amos Hason 49, allegedly painted swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti on a fence and trash bin behind the plumbing business. Surveillance video from the site shows a man applying graffiti on two occasions. Among the scrawlings were the words: “Adolf was right. Kill Jews!” with a swastika at the end. “This case is a stark reminder that there is still hate in our society and we must strike back against it every time it...
  • So Many Miracles

    07/29/2014 6:37:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    baltimore Jewish life ^ | 7/28/14 | Naomi Ragen
    "Eretz Asher Hashem Elokecha Doresh Osa; Tamid Einei Hashem Elokecha Bah, Mereishis Hashana v'Ad Acharis Shana" (Devarim 11,12) The soldiers in Gaza are switched out with other units in order to rest. This story was told by one of these soldiers. "I and my friends captured a number of Hamas terrorists. When they were interrogated, we asked them, if you have so many tunnels that come into Israel, and that are built 25 feet under the ground and reach to Beer Sheva, why until now have you never used any of them for terrorist attacks? To kidnap or kill Israelis?...
  • State Dept Criticizes Israeli Strike on Power Plant: ‘Deeply Troubled By Humanitarian Impact’

    07/29/2014 5:59:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/19/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said her department was “deeply troubled” by Israel’s strike on a Gaza power plant, continuing an ongoing trend of Kerry’s State Department obliquely criticizing Israel’s actions. “We’re deeply troubled by the humanitarian impact of reduced electricity in Gaza,” Psaki told reporters, “particularly for emergency services, and urge all parties to respect the civilian nature of these facilities.”
  • Kerry, Hillary Both Get Caught Helping Hamas

    07/29/2014 5:56:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Mideast: Secretary of State Kerry practically acts as proxy for the Hamas terrorist group, and his predecessor, Hillary Clinton, excuses Hamas' use of human shields. As President Obama likes to say, "That's not who we are." 'Our starting point must always be a clear and strong commitment to the security of Israel," Obama wrote in a much-celebrated 2007 Foreign Affairs magazine article. "That commitment is all the more important as we contend with growing threats in the region — a strengthened Iran, a chaotic Iraq, the resurgence of al-Qaida, the reinvigoration of Hamas and Hezbollah." Seven years later, Iran is...
  • Laura Ingraham Records Robocall Supporting Joe Carr

    07/29/2014 5:48:36 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 7 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 29, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Radio show host Laura Ingraham has recorded a robocall in support of Joe Carr in his primary challenge against Republican incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander. “Hey, it’s Laura Ingraham. How's it going?" the call begins. “Now, I know you’ve seen me on TV, might hear me on the radio, but I want to talk to you about my friend state Rep. Joe Carr.” Ingraham explains that Carr “needs to be your next Republican senator,” citing the push for amnesty as a key reason to vote against Alexander. “You currently have hundreds of illegal aliens being dumped into Tennessee, and Lamar Alexander,...
  • A GOP Ultimatum to Vlad [Pat Buchanan warns against US involvement in Ukraine and Eastern Europe]

    07/29/2014 5:48:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/29/2014 | Pat Buchanan
    With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not only hold the House but also capture the Senate in November. But before traditional conservatives cheer that prospect, they might take a closer look at the foreign policy that a Republican Senate would seek to impose upon the nation. Specifically, they should spend time reading S. 2277, the "Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014," introduced by Sen. Bob Corker on May 1, and endorsed by half of the Senate's GOP caucus. As ranking Republican on the foreign relations committee, Corker is in line to...
  • Older Men With Guns Rob Pharmacy, Make Off With Viagra, Other Drugs

    07/29/2014 5:45:49 PM PDT · by G Larry · 37 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 7-28-2014 | Dorothy Tucker
    "In broad daylight, two older men armed with guns held up a medical clinic on the West Side and made off with hundreds of dollars’ worth of Viagra and other drugs."
  • Losing Iraq: A First Look at Frontline's New Documentary

    07/29/2014 5:45:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Wire ^ | july 29, 2014 | David Luwig
    In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq to topple dictator Saddam Hussein. During the subsequent eight years, the U.S. spent trillions of dollars and lost thousands of American lives fighting an insurgency waged against the new government. Today, two years after the last American combat forces left Iraq, the country is teetering on the edge of total chaos and threatening to pull the U.S. back into war. The Islamic State (ISIS), with the help of disenfranchised Sunnis, is gaining ground.
  • ‘Jews, the End is Near’, Says Graffiti in Rome

    07/29/2014 5:24:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 7/30/2014, 3:12 AM | Elad Benari
    Rome’s mayor has denounced anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas that have appeared across the city, The Associated Press (AP) reported on Tuesday. Some of the graffiti referred to the escalating violence in Gaza and included taunts such as “Jews, the end is near.” […] The head of Rome’s Jewish Community, Riccardo Pacifici, was quoted by AP as having said, “Rome cannot become like Paris where Jews are assaulted, synagogues are surrounded and where wearing the yarmulke is a concrete danger.” …
  • Gaza as the EU's Second Front

    07/29/2014 5:23:48 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Archibald
    Gaza as the EU's Second Front By David Archibald As Glenn Reynolds has reminded us, the EU has been the major funder of the Palestinians in Gaza and is well aware that 250 million Euros-odd a year of their funding goes to buying weapons for attacking Israel. Eleven years ago, European Union Parliament member Ilka Schroeder noted that the Europeans saw themselves as the future global power and that, in effect, their support for the Palestinians should be understood as a proxy war by the Europeans against the United States. That sounds bizarre but the Europeans have done it...
  • Water Main Break Next to UCLA Prompts Flooding on Campus, Closure of Sunset Blvd.

    07/29/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 53 replies
    abc ^ | 7/29/14
    LIVE VIDEO AT THE LINK A 102-year-old water main broke in Westwood Tuesday, sending water flooding into streets and the UCLA campus, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday. The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) People were stranded by the rising water, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was called to the incident shortly before 3:30 p.m. Three people were rescued from parking structures,...
  • White House won’t tell Dems to stop fundraising off impeachment (How about Obamacare?)

    07/29/2014 4:48:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday called repeatedly for Republicans to stop talking about impeaching President Barack Obama — but said he wouldn’t do the same for Democrats who’ve been fundraising off it nonstop in recent days. “It is up to Democrats to make their own decisions,” Earnest said at the White House daily briefing. “I will leave it to Dem strategists who have a much better sense than I do about the best way to raise money for their campaign committees.” Earlier in the briefing, Earnest read through a list of Republican members of Congress who have...
  • Peace Now Head Criticizes Bennett Over Gaza Statements

    07/29/2014 4:37:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/14 | Ido Ben Porat
    Yariv Oppenheimer, director of the far-left Peace Now organization, criticized Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday, after Bennett said that the goal of the current campaign in Gaza must include a clear military decision that leaves Hamas defeated and disarmed. "How convenient it is to be Bennett and push Netanyahu into Gaza," said Oppenheimer. "If it does not happen that you can blame Netanyahu and say ‘we told you so’, and if it does happen, Netanyahu will be responsible for the failure and the complication of the day after,” he added. "I propose that Israel agree to lift the siege...