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  • UKRAINE: Russia has recognized the military from Crimea "prone to trason"

    07/30/2014 4:54:29 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Ukrainian Pravda ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 13:40
    Russia recognized military in the war of Crimea "prone to treason" Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 13:40 Ukrainian military units, which, after the annexation of the Crimea passed into the service of Russia, are recognized now as "prone to treason." This was told at a briefing on Wednesday the National Security Council spokesman Andrei Lysenko. According to him, all soldiers who served Ukraine, had to undergo re-certification. "The former Ukrainian soldiers, who remained after Crimea that recently held certification received on account of personal matters" have a tendency to treason, "- said Lysenko. Ukrainian Pravda
  • Pat Roberts’ foe begins to close the gap in Kansas

    07/30/2014 4:52:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004
    Politico ^ | 07/30/2014 | TARINI PARTI
    Less than a week before primary day, Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is still ahead, but he has a real race on his hands against a tea party challenger the establishment had largely written off months ago. The three-term incumbent is losing ground in polls, as he spends big on the airwaves to fight off the image of a Washington insider who lives in suburban Virginia and stays with campaign donors during his infrequent visits back home. Meanwhile, Milton Wolf, a radiologist who had never run for office, is inching closer, despite being wrapped up in a scandal after posting...
  • If It Looks Like a Duck: The Islamist-Nazi Connection

    07/30/2014 4:50:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 30, 2014 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    One of the great advantages we have over our ancestors is hindsight. With a clearer picture of the past, we can avoid making the same mistakes they made. But what if weÂ’re not allowed to use our hindsight? What if weÂ’re forced to pretend that what happened in the past bears no relation to what is happening now?Of course, thereÂ’s something to be said for learning from your own mistakes, but some mistakes are so costly that itÂ’s far better to learn about them in history books. The appeasement of the Nazis prior to World War II is an...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/30/14)[Prayer]

    07/30/2014 4:50:05 AM PDT · by left that other site
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/30/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Deer New International Version (NIV) Nevertheless, you may slaughter your animals in any of your towns and eat as much of the meat as you want, as if it were gazelle or deer, according to the blessing the LORD your God gives you. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat it. (Deuteronomy 12:15) Don’t eat anything abominable. These are the animals you may eat: ox, sheep, goat, deer, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, mountain sheep(Deuteronomy 14:5) 1 As the deer pants for streams of water,    so my soul...
  • Please Stop Helping Us

    07/30/2014 4:48:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, "Please Stop Helping Us," I thought about Will Rogers' Prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls." Demonstrative of similar dedication, one member of Congress told Vanderbilt University political scientist Carol Swain that "one of the advantages and disadvantages of representing blacks is their shameless loyalty. ... You can almost get away with raping babies and be forgiven. You don't have any vigilance about your performance." In my opinion, there appear to be no standards of performance low enough for blacks to lose...
  • Obama the Fop

    07/30/2014 4:44:46 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 1 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/30/2014 | Moneyrunner
    Way back, even before the beginning of Barry's first term, we opined that he belonged in GQ magazine, not the White House. We were reminded of this upon reading the delightful Bud Norman's essay "The end of Language" in which he despairs of the loss of common words like "fop." The disappearance of the word “fop” from the language seems to have coincided with the disappearance of society’s sneering contempt for men who take excessive pride in their physical appearance that it once conveyed, for instance, and as a result American society is inundated with preening pretty boys and empty...
  • UKRAINE Gorlovki: WARNING! DNI detained evacuation coordinator of Constantine Piskun.

    07/30/2014 4:44:14 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    WARNING! 30 minutes ago -30/07/2014 Today, representatives of the DNI detained evacuation coordinator of Gorlovki - Constantine Piskun. Constantine helped women, children and the elderly to leave the combat zone. He did not conduct any propaganda is absolutely neutral person and the Christian church parishioner. He was detained at the bus station in Gorlovki when it loads people into the buses. We ask all who are able to contact representatives of the DNI in Gorlovka, please contribute to his release. Due to the fact that Constantine Piskun was detained for evacuation of Gorlovki, the free buses are temporarily suspended
  • The many ways that OBAMA and EBOLA are similar...

    07/30/2014 4:43:20 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 1 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Both contain 5 letters, both contain 3 vowels....(more)
  • Doctor Who Stopped Shooter Will Not Lose Job, Hospital Praises Actions[The rest of the story]

    07/30/2014 4:30:35 AM PDT · by HammerT · 6 replies
    Concealed Nation. ^ | 07/27/2014 | Brandon
    There you have it. The hospital with a gun free policy is praising the actions of a Doctor who was carrying his concealed firearm while at his office. The Doctor’s name is Dr. Lee Silverman, and we are so thrilled to see this response from the hospital: Post by Mercy Health System. We are thankful for the swift action of Dr. Lee Silverman, Dr. Jeffrey Dekret, John D’Alonzo and the other colleagues and visitors who took brave and difficult action during yesterday’s tragic event. We extend our condolences to Theresa Hunt’s family, and we are praying for Dr. Silverman’s speedy...
  • Netflix agrees to pay AT&T to ensure smooth video downloads

    07/30/2014 4:27:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/29/14
    ideo streaming service Netflix has agreed to pay U.S. broadband provider AT&T Inc to ensure smooth delivery of Netflix content to Internet users, the companies said on Tuesday. The announcement of the deal, struck in May, comes as Netflix has been waging a public campaign against such fees, which they present as tolls, and calling on the Federal Communications Commission to review the market.
  • Futures Push Higher Ahead Of Data Deluge, Yellen Capital Statement (ADP,Q2 GDP)

    07/30/2014 4:25:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    This week's US data onslaught begins today, with the ADP private payroll report first on deck (Exp. 230K, down from 281K), followed by the number of the day, Q2 GDP, which after Q1's abysmal -2.9%, is expected to increase 3%. Anything less and in the first half the US economy will have contracted, something the purists could claim is equivalent to a recession. The whisper numbers are to the downside since consumption and trade never caught up and the only variable is inventory as well as Obamacare, whose impact was $40 billion "contribution" in Q1 was entirely eliminated and instead...
  • chaseGodtv

    07/30/2014 4:24:30 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 1 replies
    chaseGodtv ^ | 7-30-14
    You will find this guy VERY good. Talking about topics that many Christians talk about...but in the privacy of their home. These are things that we ALL NEED to talk about.
  • Last living crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia at age 93

    07/30/2014 4:22:58 AM PDT · by Freeport · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2014 | N/A
    ATLANTA – The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. Theodore VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," died Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said. He was 93. VanKirk flew nearly 60 bombing missions, but it was a single mission in the Pacific that secured him a place in history. He was 24 years old when he served as navigator on the Enola...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk Region: The terrorists MINED the area around crash site of Boeing 777-PHOTOS

    07/30/2014 4:21:50 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    tsn.ua ^ | Today, 13:27
    OSCE representatives were NOT allowed to wreckage. The terrorists brought heavy equipment to the area around the crash site of the Malaysian Boeing 777 National Security Council reported. "The terrorists had been brought heavy artillery and mined the area around the crash site MH17. This makes it impossible [for investigation] of international experts," - said the Security Council. In addition, terrorists equipped new combat positions near the Torres where liner of Malaysian Airlines was brought down. Now today, the militants once again not allowed OSCE representatives to debris. It is reported that observers have been trying several days to get...
  • when SHTF

    07/30/2014 4:19:31 AM PDT · by VaRepublican · 3 replies
    This could come in useful.
  • Libyan militants capture Benghazi’s main army base

    07/30/2014 4:17:06 AM PDT · by mgist · 8 replies
    Press TV ^ | Wed Jul 30, 2014 | NA
    Militant groups have seized the headquarters of the Libyan army’s special forces in the volatile city of Benghazi after several days of fighting. Military officials and the militants made the announcement on Wednesday. On Tuesday, militants said in a statement that the main military base in the city was captured. According to military officials and residents, special forces troops had to abandon their main camp in southeastern Benghazi after coming under attack from a coalition of former rebels. “We have withdrawn from the army base after heavy shelling,” Saiqa Special Forces official Fadel Al-Hassi said. Medical sources say at least...
  • Healthy Profits?

    07/30/2014 4:15:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | John Stossel
    I'm the underachiever in my family. My parents also produced Harvard Medical School research director Thomas Stossel. Mom called him the one who had "a real job." For years, my brother annoyed me by not embracing the libertarianism that changed my life. It bored him. He was comfortable in his Harvard cocoon. But then he realized that the anti-capitalist activists who fight with me on my TV show are also the people who make life more difficult for doctors, and for patients who want cures. Lately, the anti-capitalists have become obsessed with "conflict of interest" in science -- any trace...
  • NAZIS WITHDRAWING THEIR ENTIRE WEST WING AS AMERICANS CONTINUE TO GAIN IN NORMANDY (7/30/44)

    07/30/2014 4:14:12 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/30/44 | E.C. Daniel, Hal Boyle, David Anderson, Lansing Warren, Rembert James, Robert Trumbull
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
  • Obamacare's Prognosis Worsens

    07/30/2014 4:13:54 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | David Catron
    A while back, I suggested in this space that Obamacare might go the way of McCain-Feingold. That campaign finance “reform” law was not, you will recall, killed by a single lawsuit or act of Congress. Indeed, the general consensus at the end of 2003 was that McCain-Feingold was in perfect health. Less than seven years later it was, for all intents and purposes, dead. It had succumbed to a long series of attacks by determined opponents who were convinced that it was unconstitutional. Much the same thing is obviously happening to PPACA. Congress has already been compelled to repeal a...
  • Want a Real Anti-Poverty Plan? Stop Amnesty!

    07/30/2014 4:10:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America's working poor in front of the cameras -- while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors. Privileged Illinois Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and others have taken to Twitter, posting photos of themselves eating tuna sandwiches and buying Ramen noodles to show how much they empathize with minimum-wage workers. On the other side of the aisle, GOP Rep. Paul Ryan has wrapped himself in a cloak of compassion, putting a cheesy Taylor Swift hand heart around conservatism by proposing government "life coaches" for those in...
  • Decision 2014 - Alexander Campaign Visit

    07/30/2014 4:08:09 AM PDT · by don-o · 1 replies
    WRCB TV ^ | July 29, 2014
    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - In Decision 2014, it is a Republican Primary with many hotly-contested races. One lured two-term US Senator Lamar Alexander to town for a campaign stop at the Brainerd Road Rib & Loin Tuesday evening. Alexander faces six challengers in the August vote with State Representative Joe Carr thought to be the strongest among them. A group of Carr campaigners set up camp in the adjacent parking lot, trying to make their voices heard. "We are here because Lamar Alexander won't answer our questions," said Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of the 'Beat Lamar' group. "He won't debate...
  • Ted Cruz Found One Person Happy With the Job Obama is Doing

    07/30/2014 4:04:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    "There's one person happy with how Obama is doing - and that's Jimmy Carter." Today at the National Conservative Student Conference in Washington, DC, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) noted an intriguing parallel. America's high unemployment, troubled foreign policy and disenchantment with the president looks a whole lot like 1979 all over again - when President Jimmy Carter led the country into malaise. Fortunately, we had a conservative hero back then who was more than willing to step up and steer America back on course. Cruz believes we are about to experience this same reversal. After recognizing the 50th anniversary of...
  • Funeral today for 9-year-old girl waiting on medical marijuana

    07/30/2014 4:02:34 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 18 replies
    WGRZ ^ | July 23, 2014
    Funeral today for 9-year-old girl waiting on medical marijuana WEST SENECA, N.Y. -- Friends, family and community members crowded into a church in West Seneca Wednesday morning to say final farewells to a little girl whose story touched all of Western New York. For more than 8 months, 2 On Your Side has been following the journey of 9-year-old Anna Conte. Anna had Dravet Syndrome, which caused her to have uncontrollable seizures. Anna and her family were relentless in pressuring state leaders to pass a medical marijuana program, because a special oil-based version of cannabis worked wonders for kids in...
  • Creating can be just as beautiful as the final product. (ceramics) (video)

    07/30/2014 4:00:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | amoca.org
    The American Museum of Ceramic Art visits Icheon, South Korea, to observe artists as they create beautiful Korean ceramics using traditional methods. Icheon has a history of ceramic culture that spans thousands of years, and it continues to this day.
  • Hump-Day Humor

    07/30/2014 3:56:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Another ObamaCare Promise Flatlines

    07/30/2014 3:55:48 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/29/2014 | IBD Staff
    Health Care: Remember when ObamaCare backers said there was no way the law would push employers to drop their health plans? A new report calls the lie on that one, too. A big concern raised by critics of ObamaCare was that employers would shift their health costs onto taxpayers — dropping insurance benefits knowing workers could access guaranteed, often subsidized coverage in an ObamaCare exchange. Typical of the left's response was a Families USA "fact sheet" that called such worries a "myth." "Employers that offer coverage will continue to do so," it declared. The liberal Urban Institute likewise promised the...
  • Ex-Muslim critic of Islam expelled from Norway, faces deportion to Pakistan and death

    07/30/2014 3:55:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/30/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Firasat has been sent back to Spain, where he faces deportation to Pakistan. In Pakistan, he would certainly be killed. “The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that Firasat should be expelled from the country, being a security threat.” But it is not actually Imran Firasat who is the security threat; it is the Muslims who might become violent because of the uncomfortable truths that Firasat tells about Islam. The Spanish authorities, however, are unable or unwilling to confront them.If there were any justice in the regime in Washington, Firasat would be able to get asylum in the United States. But...
  • Little girl is devastated that her baby brother must grow up.

    07/30/2014 3:50:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Alex Miller
    Alex Miller's five-year-old daughter Sadie hears the devastating news that her baby brother won't stay a baby forever, and she's not taking it well. Sadie's reason for keeping her brother a baby is adorable, and you just know she'll be a great big sister.
  • No One Like's Ike's Memorial

    07/30/2014 3:26:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-29-14 | Stephanie Wang
    House report could doom Frank Gehry design After more than a decade of planning and $44 million spent, a proposed memorial for President Dwight D. Eisenhower may never be built. A House Committee on Natural Resources report published last week revealed the extent of the money wasted on the already controversial project. Construction for the Eisenhower memorial has not begun and the proposed design has not been approved, but the Eisenhower Commission, which was established as a staff of 12 in 1999, has already spent tens of millions of dollars on the project. Much of that money has gone to...
  • Southwest Fresno leaders criticize hiring of white teacher for Gaston school's cultural studies

    07/30/2014 3:18:13 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 11 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 7/28/2014
    With just weeks before the new Rutherford B. Gaston Middle School opens in southwest Fresno, community and church leaders are calling on Fresno Unified School District to reconsider its hiring of a white teacher to instruct African-American, Latino and Southeast Asian studies there. At an early morning news conference Monday, a small group of concerned citizens led by Rev. Karen Crozier met in front of the school on Church Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. People at the gathering said the new school, which is the first southwest Fresno middle school in decades, needs teachers who reflect the ethnic...
  • Netanyahu's Popularity Soars To 82%

    07/30/2014 3:13:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | John Nolte
    There has not been a majority party in Israel for decades. Israelis are as politically divided as Americans in many ways. There is no national consensus on anything. But the Israeli people have unified behind Prime Minister Netanyahu. A recent poll shows he is twice as popular in Israel as Barack Obama is in America.
  • Daily Beast Columnist: Conservatives "Love Seeing Arabs Get Killed"

    07/30/2014 3:08:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | John Nolte
    Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah believes conservatives "love seeing Arabs get killed."
  • Ted Cruz’s nerve to blame Democrats [columnist runs interference for Obama and Reid - fails]

    07/30/2014 2:54:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ruth Marcus
    The Texas Republican gave an interview to NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell the other day, during which he was asked about political dysfunction in Washington. Without a trace of irony, embarrassment or self-awareness, Cruz placed the blame for political dysfunction solely on Democrats. [SNIP] Agreed, the president’s dismissive balking at a border visit — he disdained a mere “photo op” — was dumb, if only because it offered ammunition to Cruz and company.... ....Second is the current crisis on the southwestern border. There is a fair criticism that the administration waited too long to respond to the flood of unaccompanied minors. But...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    07/30/2014 2:54:31 AM PDT · by sneakers · 8 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Deputies, Police Reserves, and Militia

    07/30/2014 2:52:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There were no police at the time the Constitution was written and the Bill of Rights ratified.   Police as we know them did not come into being until a couple of decades later, in the UK, with Sir Robert Peel.   There, giving the police power was resisted as an infringement on local power for a considerable time, and police only gradually spread across the United States. Police forces have taken over many of the functions of local militias, and are for the most part, locally controlled.   The closest modern equivalent of to the militia of the constitutional era are...
  • After Anti-Israeli Comments, Erdogan 'Glad' to Return Jewish Award

    07/30/2014 2:40:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/30/2014 | Abe Katsman
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be "glad" to return an award given to him in 2004 by a prominent American Jewish group, Turkey's embassy in the US said Tuesday, amid a growing controversy over the premier's anti-Israel remarks.According to Israel National News, the American Jewish Congress had given Erdogan the Profile of Courage award in recognition of his efforts at that time to seek peace in the Middle East. But the AJC now wants the award to be returned following Erdogan’s repeated verbal assaults against Israel, most recently over the Gaza conflict.Erdogan has slammed Israel's attacks on Gaza as "genocide" of...
  • Poll - IMPEACH BARACK OBAMA ?

    07/30/2014 2:37:40 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | July 28 , 2014 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    I strongly favor Impeachment - the worst President in U.S. history! I am somewhat inclined to consider impeachment if the scandals continue I am absolutely OPPOSED to any Impeachment of the President ! I am moderately opposed to the idea of Impeachment
  • Mysteries Should be Appreciated and Lived More Than “Solved”

    07/30/2014 2:31:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/29/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Today we tend to use the word “mystery” differently than in Christian antiquity, to which the Church is heir. We have discussed this notion on this blog before. In today’s brief post I’d like to review that idea and then add a new insight I gained recently from Fr. Francis Martin.As we have noted before, our modern culture tends to think of a mystery as something to be solved. And thus the failure to resolve it is considered a negative outcome. In the typical mystery novel, some event (usually a crime) takes place and it is the job of the...
  • Watch: Women Survive Being Run Over By Train

    07/30/2014 2:22:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Indiana Public Media ^ | 7/29/14 | Gretchen Frazee
    Two women were caught in the middle of a railway bridge in Monroe County as a train was coming their way earlier this month on July 10. It was an 80-foot drop down into the water.
  • Let Your Little Boy Pretend Play with Guns, It Won’t Make Him a Criminal

    07/30/2014 2:19:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Stacy Washington
    I’m a bit miffed, I’m not gonna lie. Not for myself mind you, but for a little four-year-old boy who has the distinct misfortune of residing with a mom who fears guns. Allow me to explain; in this morning’s Washington Post “On Parenting” there’s a piece by Zsofia McMullen. The title of the piece is: “My four year old loves toy guns and I don’t know how to parent that.” In it, she describes in great detail, her son’s infatuation with gun play and pretend violence. The piece starts out innocuously enough, with a detailed description of the little boy’s...
  • Israel destroys neighborhood within an hour in Gaza (Video - Demolition of Hama Staging Complexes)

    07/30/2014 2:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaosinla · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 27, 2014 | alzeer511
    Video of an entire Hamas complex being demolished by Israel.
  • Moscow may walk out of nuclear treaty after US accusations of breach

    07/30/2014 2:12:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | July 29, 2014 07:38 EDT | Alec Luhn in Moscow and Julian Borger
    Russia may be on the point of walking out of a major cold war era arms-control treaty, Russian analysts have said, after President Obama accused Moscow of violating the accord by testing a cruise missile. There has been evidence at least since 2011 of Russian missile tests in violation of the 1987 intermediate range nuclear forces (INF) treaty, which banned US or Russian ground-launched cruise missiles with a 500 to 5,500-mile (805 to 8,851km) range. But the Obama administration has been hesitant until now of accusing Moscow of a violation in the hope that it could persuade Vladimir Putin, the...
  • Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer

    07/30/2014 1:59:13 AM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies
    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...
  • Israel TV Leaks Damning Transcript Of Obama-Netanyahu Phone Call

    07/30/2014 1:56:10 AM PDT · by quesney · 24 replies
    Barack Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes. Benjamin Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire? BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence. BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel. BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all its military activities unilaterally. The pictures of destruction in Gaza distance the world from Israel’s position. BN: Kerry’s proposal was completely unrealistic and gives Hamas...
  • Obama: Troll Hard With a Vengeance

    07/30/2014 1:48:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, as I have been predicting for months, President Barack Obama announced that he would be considering unprecedented executive action to provide legal status for millions of illegal immigrants. His goal is not to solve the immigration crisis -- you don't grant legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants, then leave the back door wide open if you're interested in solving the problem. His goal is not to help illegal immigrants -- he instead leaves them in limbo by granting them temporary work permits, rather than blanket amnesty. His goal is trolling. Trolling is a practice whereby a person...
  • AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

    07/30/2014 1:44:12 AM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    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 · 4 replies
    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...
  • Today's Toons 7/30/14

    07/30/2014 1:24:26 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 7/30/14 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Australian airline passengers told to flush drugs

    07/30/2014 1:00:10 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 4 replies
    AP via [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | July 29, 2014 | ROD McGUIRK
    CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport. -snip- "We have been told there are sniffer dogs and quarantine officers waiting in the domestic terminal," Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper on Wednesday quoted the attendant as telling passengers via the Airbus A320's public address system. "If you need to dispose of anything you shouldn't have, we suggest you flush it now," he added.
  • Joaquín Castro blasts Rick Perry for border stunts

    07/30/2014 12:47:10 AM PDT · by South40 · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    The tense back-and-forth between Texas Rep. Joaquín Castro and Gov. Rick Perry over the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border is not letting up. The Democratic congressman sent a second response to Perry in a letter on Monday, accusing the governor of advocating for a “police state” on the border, of manipulating crime statistics and of using the situation for his personal political gain. ((snip)) The congressman criticized Perry for photos he took with Fox News host Sean Hannity, in which the two posed with mounted machine guns on a boat that toured the border. “I am disappointed that your first...