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  • Zero Knowledge Proof may Answer Computer Security Question

    09/03/2013 9:35:49 AM PDT · by null and void · 39 replies
    Scientific Computing ^ | 08/28/2013 - 7:08pm | Bill Steele, Cornell University
    In the age of the Internet, it’s getting harder and harder to keep secrets. When you type in your password, there’s no telling who might be watching it go by. However, new research at Cornell may offer a pathway to more secure communications. The answer is to not send sensitive information at all. Rafael Pass, associate professor of computer science, has developed a new protocol, or set of rules, to create what computer scientists call a “zero knowledge proof.” “I think zero knowledge proofs are one of the most amazing notions in computer science,” Pass said. “What we have done...
  • Breakthrough: Cops identify race of suspects

    09/03/2013 9:34:30 AM PDT · by Anila · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 09/01/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Black mob violence is back in Minneapolis. Some say it never stopped, and if you depend on the local newspaper for information, you might think it never started. But Minneapolis police recently issued a “crime alert” for the downtown area following a rash of mob robberies and assaults. According to City Paper: “What we’re seeing in this pattern is victims walking downtown by themselves on a sidewalk outside, and they’re approached by a group of three to five African American males,” MPD spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington told City Pages. “The average age range of the [suspects] is late teens to early...
  • Did Ancient Earth-Chilling Meteor Crash Near Canada?

    09/03/2013 9:31:43 AM PDT · by Renfield · 8 replies
    Live Science ^ | 9-2-2013 | Becky Oskin
    A meteor or comet impact near Quebec heaved a rain of hot melted rock along North America's Atlantic Coast about 12,900 years ago, a new study claims. Scientists have traced the geochemical signature of the BB-sized spherules that rained down back to their source, the 1.5-billion-year-old Quebecia terrane in northeastern Canada near the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. At the time of the impact, the region was covered by a continental ice sheet, like Antarctica and Greenland are today. "We have provided evidence for an impact on top of the ice sheet," said study co-author Mukul Sharma, a geochemist at Dartmouth...
  • House Speaker Backs Obama’s Call for Strike Against Syria

    09/03/2013 9:31:39 AM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2013 | MARK LANDLER, MICHAEL R. GORDON and JACKIE CALMES
    Speaker John A. Boehner said on Tuesday that he would “support the president’s call to action” in Syria after meeting with President Obama, giving the president a crucial ally in the quest for votes in the House. Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 House Republican, quickly joined Mr. Boehner to say he also backed Mr. Obama. “Understanding that there are differing opinions on both sides of the aisle, it is up to President Obama to make the case to Congress and to the American people that this is the right course of action, and I hope he is...
  • Anti-war movement mobilizes against war on Syria

    09/03/2013 9:30:07 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 3 replies
    Minneapolis, MN – After President Obama’s announcement that he will seek congressional approval for military attacks against Syria, anti-war activists around the county have been going all out to stop a wider U.S. war. Commenting on President Obama’s decision to have a war vote in Congress, Joe Iosbaker of the Chicago Anti-War Committee stated, “The U.S. has suffered a setback in their drive toward war with Syria. The opposition in the U.N., the vote in the British Parliament and the demonstrations across the country here has won a small victory for the anti-war movement. Now President Obama is going to...
  • Three Tulsa women arrested in connection with pair of robberies

    09/03/2013 9:28:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Aug 31, 2013 | Dylan Goforth
    Three Tulsa women are in jail on robbery complaints in connection with a pair of weapons-based heists. Tiffany Givens, 22, Kimberly Chenevent, 45, and Miriam Marie McCullum, 48, are suspected of taking part in robberies at Habitat for Hope on Aug. 23, as well as the robbery of a Hispanic female on Tuesday. Tulsa police said Habitat for Hope, 553 S. Zunis Ave., was robbed at gunpoint Aug. 23 when two black females fired a weapon toward a woman at the business, took money and left. Four days later, a woman was robbed at 275 S. Lewis Ave. when two...
  • Obama to seek support for Syria strike at G20 summit in Russia

    09/03/2013 9:24:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    CTV News ^ | 9-3-12 | CTV
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama this week plans to urge reluctant world leaders to support a U.S.-led military strike against Syria as he attends a global summit in Russia and makes a stop in Sweden. His three-day overseas trip comes as his administration seeks authorization from Congress. Top lawmakers signalled support Tuesday after meeting with Obama, while France said it will wait for Congress' decision before any military action of its own. Obama's presence at the Group of 20 gathering in Russia is bound to bring questions about Syria, recently leaked U.S. surveillance programs and especially his tense relationship with...
  • RUSH LIVE: Evidence White House knew and planned Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack by opposition

    09/03/2013 9:22:55 AM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 85 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 9-3-13 | NA
    Rush finally breaking open the whole setup - syrian rebels mixing chemical weapons into conflict to draw U.S. into war to take out Assad. FINALLY!!
  • SYRIA: “No boots on the ground”…but 300 Marines on board USS San Antonio “just in case”

    09/03/2013 9:22:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 9/3/13 | staff
    Just in case WHAT? Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the Mutt & Jeff of American Defense policy. We are so screwed.
  • How falling asleep in front of the TV can make you depressed…

    09/03/2013 9:21:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:07 EST, 2 September 2013 | Diana Pilkington
    More of us than ever are feeling blue. Prescriptions for antidepressants have topped 50 million a year for the first time, according to recent figures by the Health & Social Care Information Center. But in addition to the well-known triggers for depression—such as stress, money and relationship worries—there are some more surprising reasons you might be feeling low… If you’ve cut down on burgers for health reasons, a lack of iron could be making you gloomy. This key nutrient is essential for the formation of hemoglobin, which is present is red blood cells and transports oxygen around the body. …...
  • Lee Bright Bashes Obama’s “Muslim Extremism”

    09/03/2013 9:17:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 8/30/13 | fitsnews
    S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) is ramping up the rhetoric in his bid against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.). The social conservative bomb thrower – who previously (and aptly) labeled Graham a “community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood” – now has his sights on U.S. President Barack Obama. But is he reaching too far in an effort to throw red meat to the Palmetto State’s GOP base? In a wide-ranging piece on the Palmetto State’s U.S. Senate race published by CNN’s Peter Hamby late Friday, Bright took off the gloves against Obama – saying he has “certain embedded hostilities to...
  • NY Case Puts N-Word Use Among Blacks On Trial

    09/03/2013 9:15:54 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Yahoo News Via AP ^ | September 3, 2013 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    A federal jury has rejected the argument that use of the N-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment, deciding its use in the workplace is hostile and discriminatory no matter what. Jurors last week awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a black employment agency worker who was the target of an N-word-laced rant by her black boss, and they return to a Manhattan federal court Tuesday to decide on punitive damages.
  • Lindsey Graham Is Picking His Crowds

    09/03/2013 9:15:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 8/31/13 | fitsnews
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) is hugely unpopular with a sizable chunk of South Carolina Republican voters for the innumerable left-of-center positions he’s taken over the years. Fiscal conservatives and supporters of privacy rights are peeved at Graham for supporting tax hikes and domestic spying – while many rank-and-file establishment Republicans are livid with him for supporting liberal activist judges and a lax immigration policy. That’s why Graham is refusing to meet with limited government groups – and why he appears to be choosing his “Republican” audiences very carefully. According to one limited government advocate, Graham supporters are trying to...
  • Another RINO Wants War (John Cornyn)

    09/03/2013 9:13:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 9/3/13 | fitsnews
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (RINO-Texas) is signaling support for American intervention in Syria’s civil war because it will help U.S. President Barack Obama save face with the “bullies” of the world. “I believe what I’ve been told and what we’ve all been told that it’s indisputable that chemical weapons have been used,” Cornyn told a Texas radio station last week. “The president said that’s a ‘red line,’ and I think for him not to do anything since the red line has been crossed would just send a signal to Iran who’s building nuclear weapons , and other bullies of the...
  • Lindsey Graham: A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words

    09/03/2013 9:12:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 9/3/13 | fitsnews
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham was the only “Republican” in the entire U.S. Congress to support Barack Obama’s energy tax hike in 2009. Since then he’s been on the leading edge of virtually every “GOP” accommodation of Obama’s agenda – including the massive tax hikes associated with the so-called “fiscal cliff” deal. Graham also voted to confirm both of Obama’s nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court – who proceeded to voted to uphold the constitutionality of Obama’s socialized medicine bill. Oh, and by way of coming full circle – Graham now opposes any effort to defund Obamacare on the grounds it...
  • LeBron James to produce sitcom

    09/03/2013 9:11:56 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 9 replies ^ | September 3, 2013 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK -- After LeBron James won his second NBA championship this year, he talked about the improbability of his journey -- ascending to world fame despite growing up with challenge after challenge in the inner city. Now James plans to explore that theme as part of "Survivor's Remorse," a new show he's developing with Starz. While he won't star in the half-hour sitcom, the Miami Heat superstar will be one of the executive producers of the show, which will explore the lives of two men from the streets who attain fame -- one is an NBA star and one...
  • Lee Bright To Debate “YouTube” Lindsey

    09/03/2013 9:10:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 ^ | 9/3/13 | fitsnews
    State Senator Lee Bright is personally challenging establishment incumbent Lindsey Graham to a debate, and Thursday night in Columbia, the challenger will debate a YouTube version of Graham at the South Carolina Troopers Association, located at 4961 Broad River Road, at 7:00pm. Columbia Tea Party Chair Jack Hatfield will moderate. “Senator Lindsey Graham might have been able to avoid his angry constituents during the August recess by staying away from South Carolina, but Graham’s words and actions did not go unnoticed – and they will not go unopposed,” says Bright, a Tea Party and liberty group favorite from Spartanburg. “By...
  • Pelosi Uses Conversation With 5-Year-Old Grandson To Push For Attack On Syria

    09/03/2013 9:09:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/3/13 | staff
    NANCY PELOSI: I'll tell you this story and then I really do have to go. My five-year-old grandson, as I was leaving San Francisco yesterday, he said to me, Mimi, my name, Mimi, war with Syria, are you yes war with Syria, no, war with Syria. And he's five years old. We're not talking about war; we're talking about action. Yes war with Syria, no with war in Syria. I said, 'Well, what do you think?' He said, 'I think no war.' I said, 'Well, I generally agree with that but you know, they have killed hundreds of children, they've...
  • Trumka Wants to Love Obamacare But Mistakes Were Made: No S%#&!

    09/03/2013 9:09:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-3-2013 | MOTUS
    Who could have seen this coming? – “Obama's Affordable Care Act Looking a Bit Unaffordable.” For the vast majority of Americans, premium prices will be higher in the individual exchange than what they’re currently paying for employer-sponsored benefits, according to a National Journal analysis of new coverage and cost data. Adding even more out-of-pocket expenses to consumers’ monthly insurance bills is a swell in deductibles under the Affordable Care Act.Health law proponents have excused the rate hikes by saying the prices in the exchange won’t apply to the millions receiving coverage from their employers. But that’s only if employers continue...
  • Colts waive player after weekend arrest ("You can't arrest me, I'm a Colts player")

    09/03/2013 9:08:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    WTHR.Com ^ | September 3, 2013 | Kris Kirschner
    INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts say they have waived rookie safety John Boyett from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.  Boyett was recently in the Marion County jail for resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and disorderly conduct after an incident at a downtown Indianapolis bar on Labor Day.Marion County Jail records indicate Boyett was jailed at 2:52 a.m. Monday.  He has since posted bond.According to an IMPD report, an officer working at Tiki Bob's, 231 S. Meridian, was told by an employee of the business that an intoxicated male, later identified as Boyett, was being refused entry by employees. The male was said to have "cussed at patrons...
  • Exclusive - Graham challenger Nancy Mace: Lindsey 'Most Vulnerable He's Ever Been'

    09/03/2013 9:07:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 9/3/13 | Matthew Boyle
    SPARTANBURG, South Carolina -- Nancy Mace, the first female graduate of Charleston’s military college The Citadel and one of three primary challengers to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), told Breitbart News on Monday that Graham is as weak as he has ever been politically, meaning a Tea Party challenger like her could sweep in and take Graham down in a potential runoff election after the primary early next summer. “Lindsey Graham is the most vulnerable he’s ever been,” Mace said in an interview here at the classic car contest and Tea Party candidate forum at the Beacon Drive-In. “Fortunately, in South...
  • Bureau of Labor and Industries orders North Portland bar owner to pay $400,000 to cross-dressers

    09/03/2013 9:07:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 09/02/2013 | Casey Parks
    The Bureau of Labor and Industries has ordered a North Portland bar owner to pay $400,000 to a group of cross-dressers he banned from his club last year, the agency said Thursday. The bureau's civil rights division began investigating The Twilight Room Annex, formerly known as The P Club, last summer after owner Chris Penner told The Rose City T-Girls not to return to the bar. It was the first complaint filed by Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. The bureau's deputy commissioner issued the final order. Read #25-13 Final Order. The penalty is the first imposed under the 2007 Oregon Equality...
  • Pelosi uses kids again: "we are at war"

    09/03/2013 9:06:47 AM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9-3-13 | NA
    Pelosi once again "uses" kid (this time her grandson) to sell war on Syria. "They killed little kids".
  • South Carolina Tea Partiers Rally to Defeat Lindsey Graham

    09/03/2013 9:04:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 9/3/13 | Matthew Boyle
    SPARTANBURG, South Carolina – South Carolina Tea Party activists sent a message to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) here on Monday: He’s in trouble. While Graham has $6 million in his campaign war chest and and will wage an aggressive campaign against Tea Party candidates to win re-election, hundreds of conservatives rallied in Spartanburg at an event with all three current candidates against Graham in the upcoming Republican primary in 2014. Graham politically has the upper edge, as incumbents usually do, but the momentum appears to be shifting in favor of the grassroots conservatives, at least for now. The event, a...
  • As Syria Heats Up, White House Nixes Briefings

    09/03/2013 9:02:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 5 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | September 3, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    Even as President Obama prepares to commit an act of war in Syria, the White House has scaled back the public questioning it will tolerate about what the president is doing, holding only one televised briefing in the past seven days to justify the president’s position to the American people. Has anyone seen this man? Has anyone seen this man? Photo by Keith Koffler White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has all but disappeared, briefing reporters in any forum – televised or not – only once since holding an off-camera “gaggle” aboard Air Force One August 10. Instead, he’s left...
  • TX:Longview Open Carry Walk.

    09/03/2013 8:59:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 31 August, 2013 | Robert Langham
    While we were politely and safely having a very respectful walk in Longview with our children and rifles, Obama was abolishing the Civilian Marksmanship Program.  133 folks came out to walk in support of Human Rights.    Kind of get the sense that respectful walks aren't going to get it done.  We are walking and the Government is outlawing gun rights at the same time. Kids like this going to grow up to be slaves of the state? They aren't GOING to have to come and take them.  The IRS will send you a notice. CMP Garand.  No more of...
  • China Anxious about T-Bond Portfolio

    09/03/2013 8:57:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    With more frequent reminders coming from the Federal Reserve that its “Quantitative Easing” program will “taper off,” the Chinese gvernment is becoming increasingly alarmed. Should the Fed’s program of buying bonds come to an end interest raters are expected to rise and bond prices to fall. China’s Minister of Finance Lou Jiwei urged that “the tapering not be too hastily implemented. We have billions of dollars on US Treasury Bonds that we must be given time to unload before their value goes down. The victims of such a move by the United States will not just be domestic capitalist exploiters,...
  • Post workers to vote on whether to strike in run-up to Christmas over plans to privatize Royal Mail

    09/03/2013 8:56:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:54 EST, 2 September 2013 | Sara Malm
    Britain's militant postal union yesterday warned of “inevitable” strikes as the dispute over plans to privatize Royal Mail becomes increasingly bitter. … Despite the union’s upcoming ballot, the Government said it will not alter its decision to sell shares in Royal Mail in this financial year. The Royal Mail said industrial action, or the possibility of disruption, was damaging to the business, especially in the run-up to Christmas, which is the busiest time for the company. …
  • Boehner, Cantor Back Syria Strike

    09/03/2013 8:54:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 9/3/13 | Emma Dumain, Matt Fuller, and Steven Dennis
    -snip- Cantor, R-Va., also released a statement Tuesday morning that said he intends to “vote to provide the President of the United States the option to use military force in Syria.” “While the authorizing language will likely change, the underlying reality will not,” Cantor said, also noting that “there are differing opinions on both sides of the aisle,” and “it is up to President Obama to make the case to Congress and to the American people that this is the right course of action, and I hope he is successful in that endeavor.” While some in Congress have criticized Obama’s...
  • Pakistan, India, Afghanistan likely to become SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Org.) members: Zaki

    09/03/2013 8:51:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Mongolia are expected to become full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at its next summit, said former Secretary General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Akram Zaki on Wednesday. Speaking at an international conference entitled “SCO’s Role in Regional Stability: Prospect of Its Expansion” organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute here, Akram Zaki said China and the Russian Federation had supported Pakistan, India and other countries’ membership of the SCO. The SCO is a Eurasian political, economic and military organization, which was founded in Shanghai in 2001 replacing the Shanghai Five that came into being...
  • LIVE FEED: Obama Rally for War on Syria

    09/03/2013 8:50:34 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 September 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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  • President ‘Present’ [Obama’s pattern of indecisiveness continues — and it has Democrats worried]

    09/03/2013 8:49:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    national review ^ | September 3, 2013 | By John Fund
    September 3, 2013 12:00 AM President ‘Present’ Obama’s pattern of indecisiveness continues — and it has Democrats worried. By John Fund Washington is abuzz with talk about how much President Obama has damaged America’s credibility with his indecisiveness on Syria. It’s become accepted fact that Obama’s decision-making style resembles that of an academic convening an unruly seminar whose participants he largely disdains. What he is not is a decisive leader with the ability to bring disparate players together behind a common purpose. This shouldn’t be a surprise. We had inklings of it a long time ago. Back when Barack Obama...
  • NC:Police: woman hit in the head with a hammer during armed robbery

    09/03/2013 8:45:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 2 September, 2013 | Staff
    WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating reports of an armed robbery that happened overnight. MOREAdditional Links According to police, a woman was walking to her car near Old Eastwood Road, when a man she didn't know snuck up behind her and hit her in the head with a hammer. Police said the suspect told the victim he had a gun, and a witness in the area started firing shots at the man.
  • France says would not act alone on Syria if US rules out strike

    09/03/2013 8:43:11 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    France will not intervene alone in Syria if the U.S. Congress votes against action, President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday. "If the decision of (Congress) was not positive, then we would not act alone, but we would not shirk our responsibilities, by supporting the opposition in Syria in such a way that would provide a response," Hollande said after meeting German President Joachim Gauck.
  • Boehner Says He Supports Obama on Syria

    09/03/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 9/3/13 | NBC Washington
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was "confident" that Congress would authorize military force against Syria, and stressed that such action would be limited and meant to "degrade" the capabilities of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. "I'm going to support the president's call for action," House Speaker John Boehner said after meeting with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and the heads of key congressional committees also attended the meeting.
  • First Syria rebels armed and trained by CIA 'on way to battlefield'

    09/03/2013 8:42:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 3, 2013 | Raf Sanchez
    During a meeting at the White House, the president assured Senator John McCain that after months of delay the US was meeting its commitment to back moderate elements of the opposition. Mr Obama said that a 50-man cell, believed to have been trained by US special forces in Jordan, was making its way across the border into Syria, according to the New York Times. The deployment of the rebel unit seems to be the first tangible measure of support since Mr Obama announced in June that the US would begin providing the opposition with small arms.
  • TX:Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint; Additional suspects arrested in Tyler

    09/03/2013 8:39:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Smith County, TX — Several burglars were caught in the act of stealing from a house on Wednesday afternoon. It happened on Smith County Road 4142 near Lindale, just after 1:00 p.m. “According to preliminary reports, the homeowner arrived at his residence and discovered five men in his home who were in the process of burglarizing it,” said John Moore, public information officer for the Smith County Sheriff's Office. At first, the homeowner says he didn't know they were burglars, but knew something was suspicious. "They said they were with an energy company and wanted to know if I needed...
  • Book: Clinton's State told Benghazi was a 'terrorist attack' minutes after it began

    09/03/2013 8:36:42 AM PDT · by safetysign · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/03/2013 | Paul Bedard
    Just minutes after 35 jihadists crashed through the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, nearly one year ago, the facility got word to the State Department, FBI and Pentagon that terrorists were attacking, according to a forthcoming book that provides the fullest review of the assault to date. In “Under Fire, the Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi,” it is revealed that an unidentified security official in the Benghazi compound protecting Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens messaged the U.S. embassy in Tripoli: “Benghazi under fire, terrorist attack.” Stevens and three others died that night. Twenty-five minutes after it began, the...
  • NC:Robbery suspect shot by clerk in north Charlotte

    09/03/2013 8:33:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 30 August, 2013 | Steve Lyttle
    A 21-year-old man killed by a north Charlotte convenience store employee Thursday night is the second alleged robber shot to death at the store in the past six years. Javon Sanchez Booker of Charlotte died after being shot about 9 p.m. at the Fast Mart store on Tom Hunter Road near Reagan Drive, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. That is a short distance from Interstate 85. Booker entered the store and tried to rob the clerk, according to police. Police have not said whether the suspect struck the clerk. Investigators say the clerk pulled a gun and fired at the man.
  • Assad: "Obama Is weak"

    09/03/2013 8:32:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 3,2013 | Patrick Howley
    Syrian president Bashar al-Assad slammed President Obama and again denied his government’s role in a chemical attack against civilians in an interview Monday with the French newspaper Le Figaro.
  • U.S. House speaker Boehner says he will support action in Syria

    09/03/2013 8:31:21 AM PDT · by maggief · 350 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 3, 2013
  • US Treasury 10 Year Yield Spikes Most In Two Month (Unrealized Gains For Banks Back to 2010)

    09/03/2013 8:23:58 AM PDT · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/03/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Whether it is a sign of improving economy or worries about a Fed taper, the US Treasury 10 year yield spiked 12 basis points this morning. ust10090313 The yield spike was the most in 2 months. ust10since053 Also on the bad news side of the ledger, the Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States (Weekly) – H.8 divulged that Net Unrealized Gains (Losses) On Available-For-Sale Securities, All Commercial Banks is dropping like a rock and is now in negative territory for the first time since 2010. netlossesh And if we chart the decline in net unrealized gains...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WABC AM, September 3, 2013

    09/03/2013 8:22:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
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  • MD:Suspect Fatally Shot In Accomack Co. Home Invasion

    09/03/2013 8:21:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 2 September, 2013 | NA
    ACCOMACK Co., Va. - Investigators have questioned the owner of the Sanford, Va. home where an overnight shooting took place. It happened on the 9000 block of Marsh Market Road, where Accomack Co. sheriff Todd Godwin tells WMDT that police received a call at 9:49 PM for a home invasion and shooting. One suspect was reportedly shot and killed by the homeowner. A female suspect was wounded Another female suspect remains in the hospital recovering from wounds sustained during the alleged attempted robbery. Two more suspects are still at-large. Accomack Co. sheriff deputies, with a K-9 unit have been searching...
  • ICE Union Head ...Obama Acts “Like A Dictator”, “Overstepping His Authority”

    09/03/2013 8:16:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/02/2013 | Mara Zebest
    Chris Crane has been troubled by Obama’s actions that resemble a dictator—ignoring constitutional law while making his own laws through policy. Chris Crane is not alone—many Americans share the same concerns and wonder what it will take for Congress to act. “And it doesn’t matter what type of legislation we pass, until we address that problem, we will never have an immigration system that works,” he added. “As long as one person can act like a dictator and ignore the law and make his own laws through policy, we will never have a system that works.”
  • Fukushima leaks: Japan pledges $470m for 'ice wall'

    09/03/2013 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 September 2013 Last updated at 09:06 ET
    Japan is to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into building a frozen wall around the Fukushima nuclear plant to stop leaks of radioactive water. Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said an estimated 47bn yen ($473m, £304m) would be allocated. ... Water is now being pumped in to cool the reactors, but storing the resultant large quantities of radioactive water has proved a challenge for plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco). Under the government plan, a wall of frozen earth will be created around the reactors using pipes filled with coolant to prevent groundwater coming into contact with contaminated water...
  • The Tail of the Dog That Wouldn't Wag

    09/03/2013 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Noremac · 43 replies
    Blasted ^ | September 3, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    It's been an interesting week, to say the least. Obama, fresh from his personal takedown of Osama Bin Laden, (busssshtttttt – excuse me, little sneeze there) - felt like he needed to get back in the Saddle and take Bashir al-Assad down a couple of pegs. Epic military exploits on the battlefield, make a Commander-in-chief hungry for more. He ordered a contingent of warships over to the Eastern Mediterranean including the USS Mahan and the USS Ramage, to stand by for orders to launch cruise missiles - which with some luck might miss the Presidential palace, but kill some civilians...
  • The beautiful row houses once part of sprawling tenements that illustrate Baltimore's urban decay

    09/03/2013 8:08:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    One of the architectural quirks of certain cities on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. is the solo row house. Standing alone, in some of the worst neighborhoods, these nineteenth century structures were once attached to similar row houses that made up entire city blocks. Time and major demographic changes have resulted in the decay and demolition of many such blocks. Occasionally, one house is spared - literally cut off from its neighbors and left to the elements with whatever time it has left. Still retaining traces of its former glory, the last house standing is often still occupied.
  • Dennis Rodman back in North Korea "to meet my friend Kim" as American Kenneth Bae remains jailed

    09/03/2013 8:02:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 09/03/2013
    PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman landed Tuesday in North Korea for what he called a trip to hang out with authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, have a good time and bridge some cultural gaps — but not to be a diplomat. The trip by the flamboyant basketballer — his second to North Korea — comes days after Pyongyang rejected a visit by a U.S. envoy who had hoped to bring home an American missionary jailed there, Kenneth Bae. Speaking to reporters ahead of his flight to Pyongyang, Rodman declined to say whether he would seek Bae's...
  • NM:Shooting on Sundoro Place NW

    09/03/2013 7:57:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 29 August, 2013 | Aurelio Sanchez
    A man roused from his sleep by an intruder hid in a bathroom and called police before confronting the intruder and shooting him in his home in west Albuquerque on Thursday afternoon, police said. The wounded intruder was able to make his way to the resident’s backyard, where he collapsed on the homeowner’s lawn, Albuquerque police spokesman Simon Drobik said. The suspected intruder was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital in critical condition, but he was expected to survive, Drobik said. No identities were being released. A neighbor said the resident appeared to be middle-aged. Police were also looking...