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  • Local dad advocates for immigrant kids at the border

    07/29/2014 10:56:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WTEV-TV ^ | July 28, 2014 | Lorena Inclán
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The father of Jordan Davis is turning his attention to the crisis on the border where thousands of children who are showing up without their parents are being detained. Since his son's death, Ron Davis, has been working the U.S. Human Rights Network. Davis left Monday to attend human rights tribunals in New Mexico and Arizona along with members of this group. "We are going to cross the border and we are going to let them know what their human rights are and we are going to advocate for them," said Davis. Davis, who lost his own son to gun...
  • Ebola: White House Raises Specter of Gov’t Closure During D.C. Africa Summit

    07/29/2014 10:51:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 2 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
    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...
  • 2 Babies Get Herpes After Jewish Circumcision Ritual

    07/29/2014 10:40:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    Newser ^ | July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    2 Babies Get Herpes After Jewish Circumcision Ritual ANCIENT RITUAL INVOLVES SUCKING BLOOD FROM WOUND, SPITTING IT ASIDE By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser Staff Posted Jul 29, 2014 (NEWSER) – An ancient and now rare type of circumcision called metzitzah b'peh, which is sometimes performed by Orthodox Jews on newborn boys, appears to be behind the spread of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) to two newborns in New York this month. Both boys were born to mothers who carried full-term and had normal deliveries, reports WNBC-TV. During the ritual, however, the person doing the circumcision uses direct oral suction...
  • More VA employees said they were told to falsify data

    07/29/2014 10:30:10 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 7 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 · 5 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...
  • Mayor Reed supports unaccompanied, illegal immigrant kids in Atlanta

    07/29/2014 10:26:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    wsbtv.com ^ | July 29, 2014
    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says there should be no debate – unaccompanied, undocumented immigrant children who cross the border into the U.S. should have a home in the city of Atlanta. Reed held a news conference on the issue Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. He said the city of Atlanta will be a safe place for the unattended children. Reed’s comments came after Gov. Nathan Deal recently sent a letter to President Obama, asking him to stop sending unaccompanied illegal children to Georgia. "I'm going to send a message in no uncertain terms that these children need a safe place,...
  • Man, dog find abandoned newborn on side of road

    07/29/2014 10:20:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    woodtv ^ | By Henry Erb, Heather Walker
    DIAMOND LAKE, Mich. (WOOD) — A man walking his dog in the Diamond Lake area Monday morning came upon a newborn baby abandoned on the side of the road by a young mother. The baby, who is recovering at the hospital, was discovered on the side of a dirt road around 10:30 a.m. in the area of Marion Road, north of White Cloud. Jeff Kopp said he normally doesn’t walk along Marion, but his dog Bobby seemed to be on a mission Monday morning, pulling him down the road and toward a satellite dish. “He brought me over to about...
  • Mining the rest of California's uninsured

    07/29/2014 10:17:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    cnbc ^ | 7-30-2014
    Hispanics make up 62 percent of the uninsured, and that demographic group presents a particular challenge for insurance-expansion advocates. Nearly half of the uninsured Hispanics are ineligible for either Medi-Cal or Obamacare plans because they are undocumented immigrants. A total of 37 percent of those eligible, documented Hispanics told researchers that they were "very worried" or "somewhat worried" that if they signed up for health insurance it "will draw attention" to their own or a family member's immigration status.
  • Former CIA spy: Putin using Soviet tactics to confuse US

    07/29/2014 10:14:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2014 | Christopher Snyder
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Russian President Vladimir Putin does a “good job” confusing the West, as evidenced most recently by the leader’s denial that his country is firing rockets into Ukraine, according to one former top CIA spy. Fox News National Security Analyst KT McFarland spoke to Jack Devine about U.S. strategy against Russia. Devine is a 32-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, along with being president of The Arkin Group, an international risk consulting and intelligence firm. He says so far Putin’s regional strategy is working in Russia’s favor. “Plausible denial does not mean credible denial, so he’s doing all the things...
  • PENTAGON OFFICIAL: America’s Failure Is Hillary Inc’s 2016 Politics

    07/29/2014 10:09:53 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 5 replies
    Daily caller ^ | 7/29/2014 | Joseph Miller
    Joseph Miller is the pen name for a ranking Department of Defense official with a background in U.S. special operations and combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked in strategic planning. On Saturday, an embarrassed United States witnessed the full realization of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s failure in Libya. Remembering her husband’s failure to halt a 1990s Rwandan genocide — and informed by her coming presidential aspirations — Clinton advised President Barack Obama to enter the United States into an untenable situation. He listened; she left; and he failed.
  • High risk offender decides against move to Gage Park

    07/29/2014 10:08:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    thespec ^ | Matthew Van Dongen
    A high-risk sex offender is on the move again as public outrage mounts over a warning from police that he would be living in the city's east end. Hamilton police issued a rare community safety notification Friday for Keith Theodore Constantin, who was released from custody last week after serving a five-year sentence for sexually assaulting a young woman in the basement of his parents' Hamilton home.
  • Study Finds That Men Like Nice Women, But Not the Other Way Around

    07/29/2014 10:08:24 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 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.
  • Rising up, again: Occupy, 99Rise & activism’s big comeback-Sacramento to host Occupy Nat'l Gathering

    07/29/2014 10:04:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Sacramento News & Review ^ | July 24, 2014 | Nick Miller
    After the so-called death of the Occupy movement, political activism is making a comeback in Sacramento. In June and July, law enforcement arrested 47 protesters over 12 days at the state Capitol. Those hauled away were members of the newly formed 99Rise movement. They peacefully remained in the building under the rotunda after curfew, in solidarity with their goal of getting big money out of politics. That hasn’t happened yet, of course, but the protesters made headlines by lobbying a few bills—and actually getting two passed. Some of these activists marched nearly 500 miles from Los Angeles to Sacramento, and...
  • Congressional Report: Ebola Bio Kits Deployed to National Guard Units In All 50 States

    07/29/2014 10:03:02 PM PDT · by blam · 18 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 the Robot Apocalypse Will Mean for IT, Jobs and Work

    07/29/2014 10:00:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    CIO ^ | 7-11-2014 | Rob Enderle
    The general consensus is that the jobs most affected will be menial, low-paying ones – but this may not be the low-hanging fruit at all. Folks will work less and have far more time to spend on wonderful things because they'll share jobs. (they'll also make far less money, likely falling under the threshold where their employers pay for medical coverage.)
  • What 'small country' did Hillary Clinton lead?

    07/29/2014 9:59:28 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 8 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.
  • The Doormats of Tyranny: Politics vs. Principles

    07/29/2014 9:58:23 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 2 replies
    Self | 1/29/14 | Me
    I’m tired of spineless Republicans, Speaker Boehner and countless other Democratic doormats, saying they won’t pursue any impeachment articles against Obama because it’s not politically advantageous or his transgressions aren't egregious enough to warrant such action. That’s odd, because I can think of a handful of high crimes right off the top of my head; and every single one is a threat to our liberty and republic. Mr. Hussein has repeatedly bypassed Congress by creating and amending existing legislation via executive order, most notably Obamacare, he spearheaded a subversive plan to transport illegals across our border – violating countless existing...
  • WOW! Hillary Claims Hamas Fires Rockets From Schools Because “Gaza Is Small” (Video)

    07/29/2014 9:56:36 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 7 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...
  • Manhattan Street Renamed After Latino Activist Group

    07/29/2014 9:48:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    ny1.com ^ | July 29, 2014
    A Puerto Rican community group received a special honor in East Harlem this past weekend. The corner of 111th Street and Lexington Avenue has been renamed "Young Lords Way." Young Lords was founded in the 1960s to organize and educate young Latinos. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Congressman Charlie Rangel say the group is often misunderstood which made it difficult to get the corner renamed. The Speaker was born in Puerto Rico and lives currently lives in East Harlem. "The Young Lords name was in to be voted on, Mayor Bloomberg threatened to veto all of the street namings...
  • Ad Sales Drop Cause New York Times Profits to Collapse 54%

    07/29/2014 9:43:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 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.
  • Then Let Those Who Are In Judea...Israel's future pt 4

    (Israel Â…Brown Shaded Areas are Gaza, and West Bank. Originally the areas were known as Judea and Samaria on the West, and Gaza was part of the parcel given to Juda also.) /Users/billkrisrandles/Desktop/images.jpeg When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his...
  • Unaccompanied Minor Charges America with Border 'Ice Box' Abuse (video)

    07/29/2014 9:38:46 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 20 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...
  • Russia hit with strongest sanctions since Cold War

    07/29/2014 9:36:16 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    abc.au ^ | 7-30-2014 | JANE COWAN
    The European Union and the United States are imposing the strongest sanctions against Russia since the Cold War in an attempt to prevent further destabilisation of Ukraine. The sanctions will now hit Russian banks and its energy and defence sectors. US president Barak Obama says Russia must pay an economic price for meddling in Ukraine and should brace for an even bigger hit if it continues to support the rebels.
  • OK Gov. Mary Fallin to Obama: End 'Secrecy' Surrounding Release of Illegals

    07/29/2014 9:28:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | TONY LEE
    On Monday, Oklahoma Republican Governor Mary Fallin called on President Barack Obama to end the secrecy surrounding the transfer of illegal immigrant juveniles to states across the country and accused the Obama administration of intentionally burdening states to use their limited resources to care for illegal immigrants. "Provided these reports are true – and I have no reason to believe they are not – your administration appears to be pursuing a course that actively shifts the costs of Washington’s failed immigration policies onto our states," she wrote in a letter to Obama. "You are intentionally placing a greater burden on...
  • Israel, Hamas and Obama’s foreign policy

    07/29/2014 9:21:06 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 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...
  • Inhofe blocks climate change resolution

    07/29/2014 9:19:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) blocked Senate Democrats on Monday from passing a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked unanimous consent to pass S.Res. 524, which is a measure that expresses the sense of the Senate that climate change is occurring and poses a risk to the United States. But Inhofe objected. “All we wanted to say in this resolution is climate change is happening,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on the Senate floor. “We can’t afford to sit around here debating whether climate change is real.” Inhofe has been an ardent...
  • Where Does Ebola Come From?

    07/29/2014 9:17:41 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7-29-2014 | OLGA KHAZAN
    There are no gorillas in West Africa, so specialists think this outbreak is linked to fruit bats. In 2007 in Uganda, an Ebola outbreak was traced to “a couple of kids playing with fruit bats in a cave. They came home with two dead fruit bats and the mothers cooked them,” said Dr. Estrella Lasry, a tropical medicine advisor to Doctors Without Borders. Researchers still don’t know the exact cause of this particular outbreak, but it might have to do with the local practice of eating bats for food, according to Jonathan Epstein, an epidemiologist at EcoHealth Alliance. “It's unclear...
  • Illegal Immigrants Demand Representation at White House Meetings

    07/29/2014 9:16:48 PM PDT · by ronnyquest · 9 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 · 3 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 · 45 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 · 9 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...
  • The Book that Everyone Read During World War I

    07/29/2014 9:08:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Standard Newswire ^ | July 28, 2014 | Andrea Rhodes
    SWINDON, England, July 28, 2014 /Standard Newswire/ -- 100 years ago, on 28 July 1914, the first shots of World War I were fired. Over the following four years, 16 million lives were lost as 65 million men from 32 countries were drawn into the conflict. The book that was read and cherished by people on both sides of the conflict was the Bible. To commemorate the First World War centenary, Bible Society in England and Wales has been looking back at its records to trace the extent and impact of its Scripture distribution during the war years. What they...
  • Obama Thanks Muslims For ‘Building The Very Fabric of Our Nation’

    07/29/2014 9:06:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 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...
  • Ebola Outbreak: NC Missionaries Evacuating 60 People

    07/29/2014 9:05:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    wfmy news 2 ^ | 7-29-2014 | Emily Spain
    The organizations are planning to move the 60 people out of Liberia to another area of Africa in the next couple of days. That group will stay in Africa for a 21-day fever watch to make sure they do not have the Ebola virus. Johnson said, the two groups are working with the CDC and state department to make sure the 60 people are cleared before coming back to the states. Right now, none of them are showing signs of the disease. "It's a safety precaution for some of the children that we have there and some of the spouses....
  • Israel says it has targeted and killed high-profile terrorists during Gaza fighting

    07/29/2014 9:02:30 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 5 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 · 8 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...
  • Catholic Caucus; Daily Mass Readings, 07-30-14, OM, St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    07/29/2014 8:59:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-30-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 30, 2014Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jer 15:10, 16-21 Woe to me, mother, that you gave me birth!a man of strife and contention to all the land!I neither borrow nor lend,yet all curse me.When I found your words, I devoured them;they became my joy and the happiness of my heart,Because I bore your name,O LORD, God of hosts.I did not sit celebratingin the circle of merrymakers;Under the weight of your hand I sat alonebecause you filled me with indignation.Why is my pain continuous,my wound incurable, refusing to be healed?You have indeed become...
  • Statement from Pompano Pat's denies knowledge of George Zimmerman security detail in DeLand

    07/29/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The West Volusia Beacon ^ | July 29, 2014 | Rick Tonyan
    Police: Acquitted killer was there 'as a friend'George Zimmerman, the man who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford in February 2012, was in DeLand over the weekend, providing security for Pompano Pat's on South Woodland Boulevard, the DeLand Police Department said. And reports of his presence prompted threats of violence against the business and its owner, a store employee said. Pompano Pat's, which sells guns and motorcycles, is owned by DeLand mayoral candidate Pat Johnson. Johnson is challenging incumbent Mayor Bob Apgar in the Aug. 26 election. Three hours after the story broke online, Pompano Pat's issued a press release...
  • 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...
  • A GOP ULTIMATUM TO VLAD

    07/29/2014 8:51:21 PM PDT · by duckln · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/29/14 | 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.
  • USA TODAY COLUMN: BILL GATES’ TECH WORKER LIE

    07/29/2014 8:50:46 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-28-2014
    Business executives and politicians endlessly complain that there is a "shortage" of qualified Americans and that the U.S. must admit more high-skilled guest workers to fill jobs in STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. Yet within the past month, two odd things occurred: Census reported that only one in four STEM degree holders is in a STEM job, and Microsoft announced plans to downsize its workforce by 18,000 jobs.
  • Pelosi slams GOP's 'inhumane' border bill

    07/29/2014 8:45:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered the Republicans' response to the southern border crisis Tuesday, saying the GOP's $659 million does far too little to protect the unaccompanied children migrating from Central America. “We must have a heart, and look into our souls to guide us in our treatment of these desperate children," Pelosi said in a statement. "While we are reminded of the critical importance of passing comprehensive immigration reform, we must do so much more than the Republicans’ unjust and inhumane proposal." Pelosi lodged a series of criticisms at the Republicans' bill, arguing that it lacks sufficient...
  • 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 · 20 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...
  • When anti-Semitism Strikes Science and Medicine!

    07/29/2014 8:33:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles ^ | July 27, 2014 | Dr. Afshine Emrani
    On July 23rd, The Lancet published an Open Letter describing the situation in Gaza (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)61044-8/fulltext). The Lancet, a top tier scientific journal by all accounts, did a great dis-service to the medical community. The publication of an extremely biased one-sided analysis of such a complex situation is outrageous and full of lies. The authors (who deceitfully disclosed no conflict of interest) are members of biased pro-Palestinian groups who are hostile to Israel. And while individuals are definitely entitled to their opinions, hiding behind an MD degree does not entitle one to defame under the pretense of a publication in a...