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  • New IDF Report Details Hamas Use of Civilians

    08/22/2014 12:21:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    The IDF has declassified a new special report detailing Hamas's "illegal use of civilian infrastructure" throughout the course of Operation Protective Edge, which began July 8. The report was released on Tuesday, the same day that Hamas breached a ceasefire, and presents an irrefutable case against the terror organization utilizing intelligence maps, photographic and video evidence. According to the report, during the course of its recent terror war on Israel, Hamas has fired over 1,600 rockets from civilian sites, cynically using UN facilities, schools, graveyards, mosques and power plants, among others. The declassified report can be seen here in slideshow...
  • Joe The Plumber: Hold A Job Fair In Ferguson, Protestors Will 'Scatter Like Cockroaches'

    08/21/2014 10:44:23 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | August 20, 2014 | Ahiza Garcia
    Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber," took to Facebook on Wednesday to post his thoughts about the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo. and compared the protestors to "cockroaches." In two separate Facebook posts, Wurzelbacher speculated about the clashes and looting that have broken out in Ferguson in the wake of the killing of a black unarmed teen by a white police officer: Since gaining fame during Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign, Wurzelbacher has used his notoriety as a platform to weigh in on an array of national issues. Earlier this year, following a shooting at the...
  • GRAPHIC!GRUESOME!ISIS ON DISPLAY!Horrifying: Video Of ISIS Militants Executing 1500 Iraqi Army POWs

    08/21/2014 8:02:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 21, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    Published on Aug 2, 2014 An extremely graphic and never-before-seen HD video was recently uncovered, the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) terrorists brutally capturing and executing 1,500 individuals. The video shows truckloads of hostages being carted away to their death. The ISIS claims these hostages are Iraq’s Army POWs, driven away in truck loads and then shot them all dead. The video caption stated that there were 1,500 individuals. The video shows their end being shot at point blank in several horrific mass slaughters reminiscent to what we see during Nazi Germany. The young teens begged for...
  • Government Report Declares Obama Broke The Law; Judge Thinks He Deserves Prison

    08/21/2014 7:38:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 21, 2014 | B Christophr Agee
    There is little question that the deal approved by Barack Obama to trade five dangerous terrorists for an Army sergeant accused of desertion struck many Americans as ill-advised and potentially dangerous. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, however, took the criticism to a higher level in a report released Thursday. By failing to give Congress 30 days’ notice before releasing the prisoners, the agency found the Defense Department in clear violation of a federal law.
  • Glenn Beck Rips Conservatives In The Huffington Post

    08/21/2014 6:51:34 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/2014 | John Nolte
    In a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman, Glenn Beck took the opportunity to again blast conservatives critical of his decision to greet the recent wave of underage illegal immigrants with toys and hot meals. "I don't understand those who cannot see the plight of children," Beck told HuffPo. The border issue is one example. Beck took heat from fellow conservatives for his decision to distribute large amounts of relief supplies through churches and other organizations in McAllen, Texas, to undocumented children caught at the southern border. Sen. Cruz was at his side. Beck's view is that the...
  • Boko Haram takes over another Nigeria town [executes 2 for smoking cigarettes]

    08/21/2014 7:07:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | 8/21/2014 | Aminu Abubakar
    Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into Islamist hands in the crisis-hit region and an indication of the group's increasing territorial ambitions. The insurgents have tended to use hit-and-run attacks in the past but the recent seizure of towns suggests a significant shift in strategy, more in keeping with their stated goal of carving out a strict Islamic state in northeastern Nigeria. Residents who fled the assault on the fallen town of Buni Yadi in Yobe state said attacks began late last month and the insurgents have since taken over the...
  • Favorite Songs about People,tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 8~21~14

    08/21/2014 5:57:13 PM PDT · by fatima · 212 replies
    ~Favorite Songs about People~ Ray Wylie Hubbard - Snake Farm *Video* Looking glass - Brandi you're a fine girl *Video*
  • For U.K., Europe, It's One of the Chilliest Augusts in Decades; Snow Possible in Scottish Highlands

    08/21/2014 5:47:21 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    TWC ^ | 21 August 2014 | By Jon Erdman
    Parts of Europe and the U.K. are being plagued by one of the coolest August spells in decades. Forecast high temperatures the next few days were expected to hold in the upper teens to low 20s Celsius (about 62-72 degrees Fahrenheit) over a broad swath from England and Ireland to northern France, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria. "The cool Arctic flow will reach much of central Europe with temperatures 5-6 degrees Celsius below normal," says Leon Brown, meteorologist with The Weather Channel U.K. A few parts of the Scottish Highlands may struggle to see highs reach 8 degrees...
  • Breaking: Gentle Mike Brown’s Raps Surface:(WARNING OBSCENE LANGUAGE)

    08/21/2014 5:41:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 21 Aug 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Riverfront Times reported: The family of Mike Brown, an eighteen-year-old Ferguson teenager shot and killed by police on Saturday, August 9, has said that the young man recently took up a passion for music, with an interest in sound engineering and plans to study at Vatterott College next week. According to his grandmother, Desuirea Harris, “All he wanted to do is make music.” “Everyday he made one or two more records,” she explains. “He rapped about life in general — about what he went through and people went through. Just life.”
  • EPA Calls In DHS To Thwart Bathroom Vandalism

    08/21/2014 5:01:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    It was only a couple months ago that reports surfaced about feces in the hallways at an Environmental Protection Agency regional office.But agency documents obtained by the media shows that bathroom vandalism at the EPA Region 8 office got so bad, they had to call the Department of Homeland Security for help.The EPA’s Denver office has been hit by about “a dozen suspected instances of restroom shenanigans since late 2013, according to emails, memorandums and incident reports” obtained by Greenwire.Greenwire previously reported that EPA Region 8 has had “several incidents” of bathroom misbehavior, including clogged the toilets and “an individual...
  • 'If the IDF Doesn't Crush Hamas We Won't Survive'

    08/21/2014 4:39:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14 | Benny Toker, Ari Yashar
    In an exclusive Arutz Sheva interview on Thursday, Hof Ashkelon Regional Council chairman Yair Farjoun said that his region, which has been battered by rockets from the terror enclave of Gaza, cannot continue under the current status quo. "Out of 160 rockets, 60 fell in our territory - that's a serious blitz," Farjoun commented about the renewed rocket barrage, which began with a breach of the ceasefire on Tuesday around 4 p.m. The chairman continued "it's incredible to see how people live here by sheer miracles; beside a direct hit on a synagogue, rockets have landed just 200 meters (650...
  • Hamas Executes 3 for 'Collaboration' with Israel

    08/21/2014 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14
    The armed wing of Hamas has executed three Palestinian Arabs and arrested seven others for allegedly collaborating with Israel during the Gaza war, a website close to the movement reported Thursday. The Majd website quoted a senior security official in the enclave as saying seven people had been arrested on suspicion of scoping out targets for Israel and that three others had been shot dead. The official said that the three were killed after "revolutionary procedures" were completed against them. No date was given for the executions or the arrests. The site added that zero tolerance would be shown to...
  • Police release video of fatal Kajieme Powell shooting in St. Louis

    08/21/2014 8:25:04 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 136 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/21/2014 | Chris McGreal
    Authorities release recordings of death that came amid extreme tension in nearby Ferguson over Michael Brown killing Police is St. Louis Missouri have released video and audio recordings of the shooting on Tuesday of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old man described as "behaving erratically" and carrying a knife when officers arrived on the scene. One video, taken by a witness with a phone camera, shows officers opening fire repeatedly within 15 seconds of arriving at the scene. 12 shots are fired in rapid succession. ...
  • CNN source: Darren Wilson didn't suffer an eye socket fracture

    08/21/2014 3:21:50 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/21/2014 (1 hour ago) | Allahpundit
    I want to make sure after yesterdays post that everyone knows that it's still in dispute whether Wilson's eye socket was actually fractured in his altercation with Michael Brown. ...
  • Another 2,000 Insurance Policies Cancelled In Colorado

    08/21/2014 4:00:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/2014 | Greg Campbell
    More than 2,000 more Coloradans had their health insurance plans cancelled as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a letter from the state regulatory agency to state Senate Republicans.Following a dust-up earlier this year between Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and the Division of Insurance, Republicans have requested regular updates on policies that are cancelled because they don’t conform to Obamacare or because companies are getting out of the individual insurance market.Udall disputed the original number of nearly a quarter million cancellations in the immediate wake of Obamacare’s rollout in late 2013, arguing that almost all of...
  • State Dept Rejects ISIL’s Claim It Is At War With America

    08/21/2014 3:02:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    The State Department downplayed comments from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) leaders that they are at war with America, arguing that their violence is not directed at any particular country or race. At a briefing Thursday, a reporter brought up anti-American comments from ISIL leaders: “I mean, even they are announcing, ISIL people in their message, whatever, the recorded message, other messages, that now we are in a war with America.” “This is not about ISIL versus the United States,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf objected. “They are killing anyone who gets in their way:...
  • Obamacare rates are rising once again

    08/21/2014 2:59:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/21/2014 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Supporters of President Obama’s health care law have been touting proposed insurance rates for 2015 — arguing that they aren’t as high as some of the dire warnings of the law’s critics.But it’s worth considering some additional context.Data complied by the Health Research Institute of PricewaterhouseCoopers from about 29 states plus the District of Columbia show that the average premium increase for insurance starting next year is currently 8.2 percent. But within that average, there’s a wide range.In Arizona, for instance, the average premium increase submitted was 11.2 percent, but rates ranged from a decrease of 23 percent to a...
  • Militants, weapons transit Gaza tunnels despite Egyptian crackdown

    08/21/2014 2:55:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/21/2014
    A third of the houses on the main street of this Bedouin town near Egypt's border with Gaza look derelict, but inside they buzz with the activity of tunnel smugglers scrambling to survive a security crackdown by the Egyptian army. Smugglers and tunnel owners, who once publicly advertised their services, have taken over the nearly two dozen single-storey concrete structures and boarded up their doors and windows to avoid the attention of the authorities. While tunnels used by Gaza's dominant Hamas militants to infiltrate Israel were a priority target of an Israeli offensive in the Palestinian enclave this summer, many...
  • Obama administration broke law in Bergdahl exchange: audit

    08/21/2014 2:23:27 PM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Obama administration officials broke two federal laws when they exchanged ( Taliban) warriors for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the government’s top investigative office said in a legal report Thursday. Officials should have given (congress) a 30-day heads-up, and also illegally switched money from one account to another to conduct the swap, the (Government Accountability Office) said.President Obama had defended the swap as a legal use of his powers as commander in chief, and said he had to keep Congress in the dark in order to preserve secrecy in the delicate negotiations with the Taliban. /#ixzz3B3yTcH2g Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • ‘K-I-L-L-I-N-G’ [Georgetown professor and son of terror conspirator compares Israel to ISIL]

    08/21/2014 1:39:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/21/2014 | Adam Kredo
    A Georgetown University professor whose father pled guilty to terrorism charges is facing criticism for comparing Israel to the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) on Twitter.Georgetown University History Professor Abdullah Al-Arian, the son of Sami Al-Arian, a controversial Israel critic who pled guilty to conspiring with a terror group, tweeted out his take on a common nursery rhyme by comparing Israel to the terror group ISIL, which recently beheaded an American journalist on film.Al-Arian quickly deleted the tweet, but not before a screenshot was taken and retweeted by the Washington Free Beacon. Critics immediately...
  • Oversight Report: Obama Admin Violated Law by Freeing Taliban Members

    08/21/2014 1:10:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Obama administration violated federal law when it released five senior Taliban leaders from prison without notifying Congress, as is legally mandated, according to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).The GAO concluded in a report issued Thursday that the Obama administration failed to provide proper notification of the Taliban release and illegally used taxpayer funds that were not appropriated to enable the inmate transfer, according to the report.The Obama administration in May secretly struck a deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan to free from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba five of its top leaders in exchange...
  • CNN reports Officer Wilson did NOT have a broken eye socket after altercation with Michael Brown

    08/21/2014 12:57:03 PM PDT · by bkopto · 117 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/21/2014 | Staff
    Don Lemon reports that Wilson did go to the hospital with a swollen face, but x-rays came back negative on a broken or torn eye socket.
  • Average Price of Ground Beef Hits All-Time High

    08/19/2014 1:57:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 19, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    The average price for all types of ground beef per pound hit its all-time high -- $3.884 per pound -- in the United States in July, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That was up from $3.880 per pound in June. A year ago, in July 2013, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $3.459 per pound. Since then, the average price for a pound of ground beef has gone up 42.1 cents--or about 12 percent. Five years ago, in July 2009, the average price for a pound of ground beef...
  • Watch John McCain Do The Robot, Which He’s Surprisingly Good At

    08/21/2014 12:00:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Andrew Kaczynski
    My friends, my friends. Beep boop, beep boop.Republican Sen. John McCain can dance. At a Hamptons benefit which featured actor Jamie Foxx, McCain performed the robot and did it quite well as video from the New York Post’s Emily Smith shows. The Apollo in the Hamptons party at Ron Perelman’s East Hampton estate, which took place Saturday, was a benefit for the Apollo Theater. Here’s the video of McCain’s dance:
  • Wasserman Schultz: Bigotry ‘Deeply Embedded’ in ‘Too Many’ House Republicans

    08/21/2014 10:10:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    If there is a camera, Debbie is on it. According to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) “too many” House Republicans are “appalling bigots” when it comes to dealing with immigration. During a friendly interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos, Wasserman Schultz continued to argue for full citizenship for all illegal immigrants and tried to suggest the latest immigration reform push from Democrats is not “about politics at all.” “This isn’t about politics at all. It’s not about politics for the president, nor is it about politics for any of us who care… They [illegals] essentially have become the backbone of...
  • African Americans aren’t in love with Obama’s response to Ferguson [didn't call to lynch]

    08/21/2014 10:06:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/21/2014 | Aaron Blake
    A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that Americans give President Obama mixed reviews for his handling of the situation in Ferguson, Mo. While the reviews are more positive than negative (41 percent to 34 percent), fully one-quarter of Americans have no opinion. Given that Obama's approval ratings are generally underwater (more negative than positive) when it comes to most issues these days, that might seem a small victory for the White House. But one emerging area to watch: how African Americans view his handling of the situation. While the CBS/NYT poll notes that 60 percent of blacks are...
  • Top Intel Dem: US shouldn’t be ‘provoked’ into expanded campaign by Foley slaying

    08/21/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/21/2014 | Martin Matishak
    The Obama administration should fight the urge to expand its military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) following the execution of American photojournalist James Foley, a senior House member said Thursday. “We shouldn’t allow this horrible act to provoke us into doing things that are counterproductive,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, on CNN’s "New Day." “There’s nothing ISIS would like more than having us reintroduce ground troops into Iraq, for example.” He said the U.S. “had to know that when we get involved with airstrikes, that ISIS is going...
  • [domestic jihadi] Seattle man says he killed 4 in Wash., N.J. to gain revenge against U.S.

    08/21/2014 9:40:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/21/2014 | James Queally
    A Seattle man who confessed to killing four people in Washington and New Jersey this year said each shooting was part of a mission of vengeance against the U.S. government for its actions in the Middle East, according to court documents released Wednesday. Ali Muhammad Brown, who had already been charged in the targeted killing of a gay couple in Seattle and the point-blank shooting of a New Jersey college student, was charged Wednesday with the April slaying of 30-year-old Leroy Henderson in Skyway, Wash., according to the King County Prosecutor's Office. According to a criminal complaint filed in King...
  • State Dept. on Beheading of U.S. Journalist: 'This Is Not About the United States'

    08/21/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/21/2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Wednesday condemned the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic terrorists, but she also stated that the ISIS threat “is not about the United States and what we do.” Harf spoke after President Obama told the nation that “governments and peoples across the Middle East” should come together in a “common effort to extract this cancer, so that it does not spread.” He then went golfing. "I think ISIL wants to make this about the United States and our actions. And I think what the President was trying to say was that...
  • Exiled Archbishop of Mosul: “Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you...

    08/21/2014 9:34:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/21/2014 | Robert Spencer
    “Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead.”Archbishop Nona is correct, but Europeans and Western Christians will not heed his warning. To do so would harm the “dialogue”: “Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims.” — Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester,...
  • Eric Holder’s Justice Dept. opens ‘criminal investigation’ into ISIS beheading of James Foley

    08/21/2014 9:28:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 8/21/2014 | Doug Powers
    Well, during his statement yesterday, President Obama did say ISIS would be brought to justice, so here’s Justice: Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced that the Department of Justice has “an open criminal investigation” into the brutal killing of photojournalist James Foley by Islamic militants.“Those who would perpetrate such acts need to understand something,” Holder said in Washington.“This Justice Department, this Department of Defense, this nation – we have long memories and our reach is very wide,” he said. “We will not forget what happened and people will be held accountable, one way or the other.” Let this send...
  • Badly Wounded Hero had Shielded Children

    08/21/2014 9:07:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    A man who was seriously wounded by a Hamas rocket Thursday had been shielding children with his own body. The attack took place at about 10:20 a.m., at one of the communities in the Eshkol region. Magen David Adom (MDA) crews gave initial treatment to the man, who is 33. He was seriously wounded by shrapnel that struck his chest. MDA paramedic Oren Vacht, who treated the man before his evacuation to hospital, described him as having been hit in the chest by a shell fragment, “fully conscious and in great pain.” "Civilians who had been at the scene told...
  • Holder says he understands mistrust of police as Ferguson protests dwindle

    08/21/2014 8:46:21 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/2014 | Unattributed
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that he understands why many black Americans distrust the police as he made a one-day swing through the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., where a black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer almost two weeks earlier. Holder made the comments during a meeting with about 50 community leaders at the Florissant campus of St. Louis Community College in which he heard about their own issues with law enforcement officials. Ferguson has endured more than a week of unrest since the August 9 death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot...
  • Pentagon Fires Back At Critics of 'Police Militarization' Program

    08/21/2014 6:59:06 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 39 replies
    The Wire via Yahoo news ^ | August 19, 2014 | Russell Berman
    ~ snip ~ Despite the move, however, Kirby insisted the Defense Department was not "militarizing" police departments and that the program as a whole was "useful" and "served a purpose." "Let’s be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater here," Kirby said.
  • DOJ told to turn over Fast and Furious log

    08/21/2014 6:43:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/14 | Laura French
    A U.S. District judge ruled on Wednesday that the Department of Justice must turn over a privilege log of documents withheld by the agency on Operation Fast and Furious. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Justice Department must provide the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with a list of documents — but not the documents themselves — withheld on the gunrunning operation.
  • UPDATED: Teacher suspended after lesson on shooting [Ferguson]

    08/21/2014 6:56:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Selma (AL) Times Journal ^ | 8/20/2014 | Sarah Robinson
    A sixth grade Brantley Elementary teacher was put on paid administrative leave Wednesday after a Facebook post revealed the teacher allegedly instructed the students Tuesday to reenact a Ferguson, Mo. shooting known nationwide.Jessica Baughn, the mother of Brantley sixth grade student Jimmy Griffin, posted a complaint Tuesday on the Sound Off Selma Facebook page. In the post, Guaghn expressed her shock after learning a teacher had told the class to reenact the shooting in which an unarmed Mike Brown was shot by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.Students were reportedly asked to research the shooting online, finding out such details...
  • Obama Outraged Over Beheading, Vows to Stay on Course

    08/21/2014 6:13:27 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 41 replies
    Worcester News-Telegram ^ | 8-21-2014 | Michael D. Shear & Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    Thursday, August 21, 2014 Obama, outraged over beheading, vows to stay on course By Michael D. Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis EDGARTOWN — President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the entire world was "appalled"...
  • Obama returns to golf green after talking to media... [Cover: "Bam's Golf War"]

    08/21/2014 5:57:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/20/2014 | LARRY MCSHANE
    President Obama put his own spin on the oft-quoted advice of predecessor Teddy Roosevelt: speak strongly and carry a nine iron. The vacationing commander-in-chief returned to the golf course Wednesday after calling for justice in the brutal killing of an American journalist by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) terrorists. Obama also detailed his conversation with the parents of slain hostage James Foley, 40, whose beheading was videotaped and posted on the Internet by his killers. The president zipped quickly from a local school to a Martha’s Vineyard golf course after his 12:45 p.m. media session. Obama delivered a...
  • Gays to blame for Spain's trillion euro debt: senator

    08/21/2014 5:42:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 8/20/2014
    Popular Party senator Luz Elena Sanín told journalists that Spain’s ruling conservative party had increased its public spending due to "the debts" caused by “subsidies for NGOs and homosexuals”. Sanín, who represents Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta in the Senate, said former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero with the country's opposition Socialists had forced the country’s debt to surpass a record €1 trillion with "his favours". The Colombian-born politician, now a Spanish national, added that her party had been forced to further aggravate the country’s economic crisis when coming to power in order to pay back the debt...
  • Three Senior Hamas Commanders Killed in Pre-Dawn Airstrike

    08/21/2014 5:32:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14 | Uzi Baruch
    The armed wing of Hamas announced Thursday that three of its senior commanders were killed in a pre-dawn Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades in a statement identified the leaders as Mohammed Abu Shamalah, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhum. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said eight people were killed in the strike. Witnesses said a four-storey family home was completely destroyed in a series of air strikes. The airstrike was carried out based on intelligence provided by the Shabak (Israel Security Agency), which led to the identification of two central Hamas figures. Most...
  • Military Security Contractor Deploys ‘High Threat Team’ to Ferguson

    08/21/2014 5:30:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/2014 | Patrick Howley
    The private security contractor Asymmetric Solutions deployed its military-level “High Threat Team” to provide security for a client in Ferguson this week.The Missouri-based company is headed by former Navy SEAL Jared Ogden and is staffed by other SEALs, as well as Green Berets and former SWAT and FBI officers, according to its website, which states, “Asymmetric Solutions additionally employs adjunct staff from a variety of military special operations units, government agencies, and law-enforcement tactical units.” The company also provides military-level security and combat training to private and government clients. “We have staff working to augment an outside security detail of...
  • Police Suspend Officer at Ferguson: 'I Will F****** Kill You' to Protestors

    08/21/2014 5:21:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 109 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/21/2014 | Sarah Fisher
    An officer who was working at the Ferguson protests was caught on camera pointing a semi-automatic weapon at a peaceful demonstrator and saying "I will f****ng kill you." Yesterday, it was announced the police officer was suspended indefinitely. The incident just before midnight on Tuesday punctuated the 11th straight night of racially charged demonstrations in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, since Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, was slain by a white police officer. No one was hurt in the gun-pointing confrontation, but the incident underscored what many have criticized as heavy-handed and unprofessional police tactics that have helped stoke...
  • AMERICANS CROSS SEINE ABOVE PARIS, FOE SAYS; U.S. BOMBERS SMASH AT JAPAN’S STEEL INDUSTRY (8/21/44)

    08/21/2014 4:18:17 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 29 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/21/44 | Drew Middleton, A.C. Sedgwick, Herbert L. Matthews, Alexander P. de Seversky, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Rescue mission to save Foley failed after ISIS demanded $100M

    08/21/2014 1:54:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2014 | Bruce Golding
    Before bloodthirsty ISIS militants beheaded James Wright ­Foley in a gruesome video posted online, the terror thugs demanded a $100 million ransom for the journalist’s safe return, a report said. The United States refused to pay, according to The New York Times. It was not clear when the terrorist group made its ransom demand for Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012, nor is it clear why the US refused, but government sources told the paper that paying such ransoms only helps terror groups. Several European countries, however, have handed large sums of money to terrorist groups to bring...
  • James Foley's Executioner Is a Known Hostage Negotiator for ISIL

    08/21/2014 1:36:08 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    The Wire ^ | Aug 20 , 2014 | Polly Mosendz
    The tall British executioner was clad in all black and is wearing a facemask, however, sources within Britain are already starting to identify him. He is the allegedly the leader of a group of British ISIL fighters in Syria. He is known, thus far, only as "John." A former hostage of these fighters identified him to The Guardian as the head guard in Raqqa. One of his former hostages described him as "intelligent, educated and a devout believer in radical Islamic teachings." He was born in the United Kingdom.
  • Nonwhite cop kills unarmed white youth, national media, AG and POTUS ignore

    08/21/2014 12:56:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A brutal natural experiment is underway demonstrating the role of race, riots, and radicals in determining whose death is noted, and whose ignored in racialized America when unarmed young men are shot and killed by police. While American and world media, along with the President and Attorney General of the United States, obsess over the death of Michael Brown at the hands of the Ferguson, Missouri police, few people outside of Utah have heard of the remarkably parallel and contemporaneous death of Dillon Taylor, an unarmed young man (and father-to-be) from a gun shot by a Salt Lake City policeman,...
  • Woman in Ferguson Tells Holder He's 'Sexy'

    08/21/2014 12:12:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8.20.14
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is paid a compliment by a woman in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday.
  • Networks Ignore that Group Behind Perry’s Indictment Got $500K from Soros

    08/19/2014 10:09:39 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | By Mike Ciandella
    Update, August 19: On ABC “World News with Diane Sawyer” on Aug. 18, Senior National Correspondent Jim Avila included a soundbite from Texans for Public Justice Director Craig McDonald in his story. McDonald was merely introduced as a “critic,” with no ideological label, and Avila never verbally said the name of his group. The Soros connection and the group’s involvement in Perry’s indictment charges were not addressed. NBC and CBS still have not mentioned the group. Sometimes it seems like there isn’t a single political issue that a Soros-funded group isn’t involved in. Texans for Public Justice, one of the...
  • NFL Redskins show Ferguson support ("Hands up, don't shoot")

    08/20/2014 10:30:16 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | Aug. 20, 2014
    LANDOVER, Md. -- The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL. The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward. It was a show of solidarity with the people in Ferguson, Missouri, who are protesting the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Eleven players took part as the team was preparing to face the Cleveland Browns. Safety Ryan Clark said Brown "could have been any one of us. That could have been any one of our brothers, our cousins. ... When you get an opportunity...
  • James Foley beheading suspect probably British, David Cameron says

    08/20/2014 9:50:15 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 20 August 2014 | BBC
    David Cameron has said it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British, as UK police try to confirm the militant's identity. The PM said James Foley's killing was "deeply shocking" but warned it was "not a time for a knee-jerk reaction". He also said the government would "redouble" efforts to stop Britons traveling to fight in Iraq and Syria.