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  • Ferguson 'day of rage' at White House (Tomorrow, Aug. 21st in D.C. and 40 other cities)

    08/20/2014 2:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | August 20, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Protesters are expected to gather Thursday evening at the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage” over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Missouri. The planned rally is among dozens around the nation organized by the group Anonymous, which is demanding the “immediate arrest and prosecution” of officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has been identified as the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, touching off violent protests in the streets of Ferguson, Mo. “We call upon the citizens of the United States to collectively gather in support for...
  • Foreign Spy Hoodoo Aims to Chill Internet Discussion in China

    08/20/2014 1:41:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-08-20
    A number of "espionage" activities have been reported in China recently, including a Canadian missionary couple who were investigated by the bureau of state security in Dandong in Liaoning province on the border with North Korea; a college graduate in Harbin in Heilongjiang province investigated for collecting confidential information for "offshore intelligence operatives," and a Guangdong citizen surnamed Li who was given 10 years in prison for having college students collect confidential military information in return for rewards ranging from several hundred to thousands of yuan per item, before passing the information to foreign intelligence units. The high-profile publicity these...
  • Meet the Radical DOJ Unit Investigating Ferguson Shooting

    08/20/2014 1:37:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 20, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media has been covering the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division for years. This is the unit that will be investigating the shooting in Ferguson and deciding whether to charge the police officer with civil rights crimes. PJ Media had to sue Eric Holder to obtain the resumes of the lawyers he hired to populate this unit. No wonder. The “Every Single One”series at PJ Media revealed that all of Holder’s attorney hires were leftists, some even with a history of anti-police activities. Read the detailed biographies of the lawyers here. Why does it matter that the DOJ...
  • The Truth About Libertarians, Police and Ferguson's Fury

    08/20/2014 1:24:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014 | John Stossel
    Libertarians warned for years that government is force, that government always grows and that America’s police have become too much like an occupying army. We get accused of being paranoid, but we look less paranoid after heavily armed police in Ferguson, Missouri, tear gassed peaceful protesters, arrested journalists and stopped some journalists from entering the town.
  • Captain Ron Johnson: Some cops were ashamed that looting occurred while police stood by ( Missouri )

    08/20/2014 6:37:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 19, 2014
    Some officers were ashamed that looting took place days ago in #Ferguson while police stood by, says Capt Ron Johnson.
  • CBS World News Today – August 20, 1944

    08/20/2014 12:00:00 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    archive.org ^ | 8/20/44
    Douglas Edwards CBS World News Today
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a ‘Mental Disorder’– Sex Change is ‘Biologically...

    08/20/2014 11:39:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 20, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Full title: Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a ‘Mental Disorder’ – Sex Change is ‘Biologically Impossible’ Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry. (Photo: Johns Hopkins Medicine) (CNSNews.com) -- Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospitaland its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at...
  • Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source

    08/20/2014 11:25:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    EXCLUSIVE: Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department's top brass told FoxNews.com. “The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.” According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown...
  • Top Saudi Cleric Calls for Code of Conduct to Curb Violence

    08/20/2014 11:05:32 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Reuters Via Yahoo News ^ | August 20, 2014 | Staff
    A top Saudi Muslim cleric called on Friday for a global code of conduct for leaders, scholars and young people to halt a further slide into violence and "terror" in the Middle East. The U.S.-allied kingdom has grown increasingly alarmed since militants from an offshoot of al Qaeda captured large areas of neighboring Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic caliphate. At his Friday sermon in Mecca, the imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Sheikh Abdul-Rahman al-Sudais, decried "mass massacres against humanity" in Gaza, Syria and Iraq.
  • President Obama’s Motorcade Heads To Golf Course Following Foley Statement

    08/20/2014 10:49:52 AM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 8/20/2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    After delivering an ardent statement on the execution of James Foley by ISIS militants, President Obama’s motorcade returned to the golf course on Martha’s Vineyard. “The president walked quietly into the cafeteria of the school, tieless but wearing a blue jacket,” read the latest White House press pool report. “Eric Schultz accompanied him. Obama stepped to a podium and delivered his remarks, then turned quietly and walked out of the room. The room was silent as he did. “Afterward, the motorcade drove to the Vineyard Golf Club.” According to the pool, former NBA star Alonzo Mourning‎, Glenn Hutchins, and Cy...
  • Grand jurors deny politics played role in Perry indictment

    08/20/2014 10:24:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 20, 2014 | Brian M. Rosenthal, Patrick Svitek
    AUSTIN – Several members of the grand jury that indicted Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that his claim the indictment was based more on politics than substance is unfair and disrespectful to the months of work they put in. The jury, which met weekly for four months, "really tried to keep an open mind and come to a fair decision given all the testimony that we heard," said Janna Bessin, one of the 12 Travis County residents appointed to serve on the grand jury. "It's too bad," Bessin said, calling the criticism unfair. "But I guess that his side's job...
  • Russia Shuts Moscow McDonald's Restaurants

    08/20/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/20/2014
    Russia's food safety watchdog has suspended operations at four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over alleged sanitary law breaches.
  • Finding James Foley (Interesting Background)

    08/20/2014 9:53:13 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | May 3, 2013 | Curtis Brainard
    After 162 days with no information about his whereabouts, GlobalPost announced Friday that James Foley, an American journalist who went missing on November 22 in Syria, is almost certainly being held by the Syrian government in a detention center near the capital city of Damascus.... ...GlobalPost CEO and President Philip Balboni said: "With a very high degree of confidence, we now believe that Jim was most likely abducted by a pro-regime militia group commonly referred to as the Shabiha and subsequently turned over to Syrian government forces. We have obtained multiple independent reports from very credible confidential sources who have...
  • Romney Romps Over GOP Rivals: New Zogby Analytics Poll

    08/20/2014 8:54:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 96 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 19, 2014 | John Zogby
    It turns out that there are some good reasons why the former Governor and GOP Presidential nominee is allowing his name to be circulated as a potential candidate in 2016. Some of those good reasons can be found in a new poll by Zogby Analytics showing him outpolling his nearest rivals for the nomination by about two to one. The poll of 315 likely Republican primary voters was conducted online on August 13-15 and has a margin of sampling error of +/-5.6 percentage points. Romney places first in the 2016 race for the nomination with 20%, followed by New jersey...
  • Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo: locals

    08/20/2014 8:56:30 AM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/20/2014 | Unattributed
    Democratic Republic of Congo has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms, a local official and a professor said on Wednesday. [....] "An illness is spreading in Boende but we don't know the origin," said Michel Wangi, a spokesman for the governor's office. [....] An Equateur resident who asked not to be named said that around ten people had died, including four health care workers, after suffering from fever, diarrhoea and bleeding from the ears and nostrils - all symptoms of...
  • In Iraq, Obama May Wind Up Vindicating Bush, Incriminating Himself

    08/20/2014 8:45:20 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 19, 2014
    Obama has turned a victory into a failure. Check it out: I am constantly amazed at the tendency of some to use the perspective of hindsight to condemn decisions of those who did not possess the supernatural gift of predictive prophecy at the time they made their decisions. So when a friend asked whether I believe that those who supported George W. Bush’s decision to attack Iraq should feel remorse, considering the chaos and genocide occurring there now, I said “no,” with some qualifications. I believe that Bush and his team based their decision to invade Iraq on the best...
  • Idea of an L.A. Voteria is gaining currency

    08/20/2014 8:24:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 20 Aug 2014 | Steve Lopez
    he proposal to enter L.A. voters into a cash prize lottery, for the sake of increasing turnout, is easy to attack on numerous fronts. My first reaction to last week's recommendation by the L.A. City Ethics Commission? Horror. Or maybe it wasn't horror so much as anger that anyone would come up with such a sad little gimmick. Throughout history, people have sacrificed their lives for the right to vote, and now we have to offer jackpots to shake people out of their laziness and apathy? "How DUMB!!!" one reader posted on the story by my colleague David Zahniser. "Really???!!!"...
  • Target Reports Second Quarter 2014 Earnings (first rpt after NO GUN stance)

    08/20/2014 8:17:55 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    Target Inc. ^ | 20 AUG 14 | Target, Inc.
    MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2014-- Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today reported second quarter Adjusted earnings per share1 of $0.78, a decrease of 20.6 percent from $0.98 per share in 2013, and GAAP earnings per share of $0.37. In addition to operating results, second quarter GAAP earnings per share reflect: Net pre-tax data breach expenses of $111 million, or (11) cents per share2; Pre-tax early debt retirement losses of $285 million, or (27) cents per share2; Pre-tax impairment losses on undeveloped U.S. land of $16 million, or (1) cent per share, and; A (1)-cent impact related to the reduction of the beneficial interest...
  • Nixon cracks under pressure, will Holder help?

    08/20/2014 8:01:17 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/20/2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    A week into the racial unrest and riots in suburban St. Louis, Missouri’s white, Democratic governor, under pressure from members of his party for his response, veered sharply and called for the “vigorous prosecution” of a white police officer who shot a black man on August 9. After 10 days of muddled response, Jay Nixon appears to have chosen exactly the wrong moment to be bold...
  • Hamas Confirms: Mohammed Deif is Still Alive

    08/20/2014 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Ari Soffer
    Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri has said that the elusive head of the terror group's "military wing", Mohammed Deif, is still "alive and well" despite an IDF assassination attempt which killed his wife and son. "The occupation will pay for its crimes against the Palestinian people," declared Abu-Zuhri, who added a chilling warning to the people of southern Israel. "The residents of the Gaza periphery will return to their homes only by the decision of the commander Mohammed Deif and one Israeli commitment to stop the aggression and lift the siege," he threatened. Adding to the threats, Hamas spokesperson Fawzi...
  • Average Price of Ground Beef Hits All-Time High

    08/20/2014 5:47:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    CNS ^ | August 19, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) – 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...
  • ObamaCare tax not meeting revenue target because companies not paying, audit finds

    08/19/2014 7:22:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 19, 2014
    An ObamaCare tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the IRS needs to do a better job policing the tax. The tax agency, however, doesn't have adequate tools to identify which companies owe it, the audit said.
  • Race-based hate crimes spike in D.C.; whites most common victims, but underreporting feared

    08/20/2014 3:00:37 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 5 replies
    Race-based hate crimes jumped in Washington, D.C., last year even as most other types of bias crimes decreased, with analysts saying such incidents could be vastly underreported among minority groups uncomfortable coming forward to authorities. D.C. police say that of the 18 race-based hate crimes in 2013, the majority of victims were white and the majority of suspects black. The number of incidents was up from the 13 race-based bias crimes reported in 2012. The disclosure comes as a wave of protests and unrest after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in Ferguson,...
  • OUR TANKS SMASH INTO SUBURBS OF PARIS, VATICAN PAPER REPORTS CITY LIBERATED (8/20/44)

    08/20/2014 4:16:47 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/20/44 | Drew Middleton, A.C. Sedgwick, Raymond Daniell, Hanson W. Baldwin, Sidney Shalett
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  • Obama's domestic agenda forgotten as Ferguson takes over spotlight

    08/20/2014 2:34:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 20, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    Unrest over the police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., has completely overshadowed President Obama's domestic priorities, the latest in a string of crises that have derailed the president's agenda. First, violence in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Gaza and Ukraine put Obama’s preferred “nation building at home” on the back burner. A two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard that the president had hoped to use to recalibrate his domestic message has been consumed by questions of race, police tactics and whether he should visit the St. Louis suburb. The top items on the president's domestic agenda, such as immigration reform,...
  • Switzerland: Muslim Protesters Attempt to Storm Synagogue

    08/20/2014 2:09:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Muslim anti-Israel demonstrators attempted to force their way into a synagogue in Switzerland, the latest in a string of attacks on synagogues in Europe. The protest took place on Saturday, during the Jewish Sabbath, in front of the Beth Yaakov, or Grande, Synagogue in Geneva, according to JTA. The Intercommunity Coordination Against Anti-Semitism and Defamation watchdog organization (CICAD) reported that a Muslim woman wearing a niqab (veil) first attempted to enter the place of worship while waving a PLO flag and holding a placard saying "Every synagogue is an Israeli embassy" on Saturday morning but was prevented from doing so....
  • Concerns arise about prosecutor in Michael Brown case

    08/20/2014 12:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | August 20, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwel
    ".......Some residents and community leaders contend St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch has deep ties to the police and has favored law enforcement in criminal cases. Missouri State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed launched a petition that now has more than 26,000 signatures to remove McCulloch from the case and replace him with a special prosecutor to handle any criminal case arising from the August 9 shooting of Brown, an African-American who was unarmed when killed by a white police officer...... .....The officer "should be charged and arrested. It's been over a week now," Patricia Bynes, the Democratic Party committeewoman for...
  • Man At Center of Michael Brown’s Autopsy Has Dubious Past and Sketchy Credentials (Videos at link)

    08/19/2014 10:50:13 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 21 replies
    The Missouri Torch ^ | August 19, 2014 | Duane Lester
    Professor Shawn Parcells is a forensic pathologist assistant and medical investigator from Kansas City. He explained to the world how 18 year old Michael Brown died. Parcells was hired by the Brown family’s attorneys. But, he says he motivated by a quest for the truth for loved ones who have been left with only the revolting image of a bullet-riddled body left lying in the street. “The Brown family has been left out in the dark. At the end of the day, they’ve been left out in the dark.” said Shawn Parcells. He says that officer shot Brown from a...
  • Missouri Coroners Question Practices of Forensics Company Operator (2013)

    08/19/2014 10:10:56 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 3 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | May 05, 2013 | Susan Weich
    Shawn Parcells bills himself as a medical investigator, an expert in forensic medicine and a consultant on child abuse. He has testified at murder trials, taught at universities and conducted lectures for lawyers and police officers. Parcells, 33, runs Kansas Forensics, a company based in Leawood, Kan., that provides medical examiner services for county coroners in Missouri and Kansas, and private autopsies for families across the country. He says he has observed or helped with more than 1,000 autopsies, and he’s trained in gunshot wounds, strangulation and drug deaths. But some coroners and medical examiners in Missouri say Parcells has...
  • Heckuva JV There, Barry: The Consequences of an Alfred E. Neuman Foreign Policy

    08/19/2014 10:17:33 PM PDT · by No One Special · 7 replies
    The Streetwise Professor ^ | August 19, 2014 | The Professor
    Back in January, on a TV interview, naturally, Obama denigrated ISIS as the junior varsity. Even after ISIS ran amok in Iraq and Syria in June, the administration (or I should say Obama, because we know from many sources that he often completely disregards the recommendations of the Pentagon, intelligence community, and State Department) decided to abjure from taking action against the terrorist group, apparently out of pique at Maliki and the dysfunctions of the Iraqi government. That’ll learn ‘em, Barry apparently believed. So here we are. ISIS has secured a foothold over an area the size of Jordan. What’s...
  • Why Germany Won’t Get Real with Russia

    08/19/2014 9:42:12 PM PDT · by No One Special · 15 replies
    New Eastern Europe ^ | August 19, 2014 | Dustin Dehez
    When the parliamentary elections last year ushered in a new government in Germany, there was a collective sigh of relief. Guido Westerwelle, foreign minister for four years, had never mastered his office and always seemed to lack the sort of gravitas that the office demands. In came Frank-Walter Steinmeier; Westerwelle’s predecessor would also be his successor. With his calm demeanour, Steinmeier was considered by many to be the ideal top diplomat. Less than a year into his term, however, the disillusion is palpable, even among some of his sympathisers. Germany’s role in the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia is...
  • Power in the Kremlin Comes With a Price

    08/19/2014 9:32:09 PM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | August 14, 2014 | Andrei Malgin
    The Russian media recently celebrated, rather modestly, an anniversary of great significance in the history of this country. Fifteen years ago, on Aug. 9, 1999, former President Boris Yeltsin made the decision to name Vladimir Putin as his successor. Putin, at the time chief of the Federal Security Service, was appointed acting head of the Russian government and then simply prime minister several weeks later. Meanwhile, Yeltsin completely stepped into the background, handing over the reins of government to Putin. Aug. 9 is therefore a very important date because it marks the day the KGB came to power in Russia....
  • Report: All Arrested Ferguson Looters Were From Outside of Ferguson… And Had Criminal Records

    08/12/2014 11:50:33 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    Via Ferguson Scanner Updates: All arrested yesterday on Felony Looting charges had a criminal background and most were from outside the Ferguson area.
  • Most Black Ferguson Residents Complaining of 'White Power Structure' Didn't Vote

    08/19/2014 7:37:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/19/2014 | Tony Lee
    After Michael Brown's death, left-wing activists, pundits, and the mainstream press have been blasting and maligning Ferguson's "white power structure," likening the city to a town in the Jim Crow South. They have lamented that though the city is nearly 70% black, "five of Ferguson’s six city council members are white" and "six of the local school board’s seven members are white." Ferguson's mayor, James Knowles, is also white. Even worse to the mainstream press and left-wing activists is that he's a Republican.But in trying to further the narrative that the "white power structure" was somehow imposed on Ferguson's black...
  • “ISIS here” banner in Ferguson, Missouri as jihadis try to exploit race conflict

    08/19/2014 7:10:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/19/2014 | Robert Spencer
    This banner is in line with supporters of the Islamic State taking photos of the Islamic State flag held in front of the White House and other landmarks. The objective is to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60) and to emphasize the desire of Islamic State jihadis to strike within the U.S. The fact that they have supporters here in the U.S. who can hold the banner in Missouri and the sign at the White House shows that such a strike is a very real possibility.Meanwhile, not just the jihadis quoted here but Hamas-linked...
  • FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Kind Of Boots Are You Quiz - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    08/19/2014 6:00:07 PM PDT · by LUV W · 92 replies
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  • AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

    08/19/2014 5:53:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 8/19/2014 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a situation deemed unconstitutional. In response, the Justice Department said the U.S. will change the process during the next six months. As of late last summer, about 48,000 people were on the no-fly list. The government's policy is never to confirm or deny that a person actually is on the no-fly list, citing national security concerns....
  • U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes will debate in October

    08/19/2014 5:25:13 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/18/2014 | Nick Storm
    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes will face off in a debate televised on Kentucky Educational Television in October. The agreement from the candidates comes after both campaigns have been slow to work with one another on a forum for a debate — both accepted separate debates early on with Grimes saying in June she would appear on KET. McConnell sent Grimes an invitation to debate the day after the primary election. He proposed that two debate three times before Labor Day and that the debates be conducted in the freewheeling Lincoln-Douglas style with no audience...
  • ISIS militants appear to behead abducted American journalist James Wright Foley in graphic video

    08/19/2014 5:02:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 87 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/19/2014 | SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    An American freelance photojournalist missing since being abducted in Syria some 22 months ago was apparently beheaded by an Islamic State militant in a graphic video released Tuesday. Titled “A Message to America,” the gruesome clip shows a masked militant saw away at the neck of James Wright Foley, a 40-year-old New Hampshire native captured in Binesh, Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. The family, on its "Free James Foley" Facebook page, has yet to confirm his death. (snip down to Foley's statement)“I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. government....
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked at Austin Courthouse on Felony Charges Tied to Controversial Indictment

    08/19/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 6:15pm | Mike Opelka
    “We will continue to aggressively defend the governor’s lawful and constitutional action…”
  • Adams church vandalized with graffiti, swastikas

    08/19/2014 4:17:37 PM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Rachel Yonkunas
    ADAMS, Mass. – Vandals struck an Adams church Saturday painting graffiti on the walls, including swastikas. A door at First Baptist Church in Adams, Mass. would always be left open for the organist, Larry Bishop. But Saturday night Bishop realized he wasn't alone. Bishop has been the organist at First Baptist for 15 years. He said he went to the church late Saturday night to practice when he heard two people talking upstairs. “I heard one of the voices say to the other, ‘Wow, there's a lot of good stuff here,'” he described. “And I'm thinking, well, that doesn't sound...
  • Michael Brown Protesters Show Up At CNN’s Atlanta Headquarters

    08/19/2014 4:08:53 PM PDT · by McGruff · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/19/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Hundreds of protesters gathered in the rain outside of CNN headquarters in Atlanta Monday to voice their outrage over the network’s coverage of the Michael Brown shooting. According to CNN contributor Hilary Rosen, the angry crowd was frustrated over the network’s “smearing” of Brown, who was fatally shot by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, protesters gathered at the network’s headquarters, the CNN Center, located in Atlanta. With chants of “no justice, no peace,” the protesters marched a mile to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. It is unclear why...
  • Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip

    08/19/2014 4:08:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/19/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon. Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose...
  • China: The Danger From Within

    08/19/2014 4:01:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | August 16, 2014
    The government anti-corruption campaign has prosecuted more high-ranking thieves recently, and a lot more lower-ranking officials as well. This campaign has been going on longer, and taking down more people than any previous effort. The government also insists that this campaign will not, as in the past, simply diminish and fade away as past anti-corruption efforts have. This worries a lot of Chinese, even though most admit that the corruption is the greatest threat the current communist government faces. The potential problem is the growing risk that corrupt businessmen and officials who fear prosecution will get organized and fight back....
  • Hamas: Israel 'Opened the Gates of Hell'

    08/19/2014 3:38:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas declared on Tuesday night that Israel had “opened the gates of hell”. In a statement, the group’s so-called “military wing” said that it had resumed the rocket fire on Israel because the Israeli Air Force had launched an airstrike on a home in Gaza. The group warned that “the price will be a heavy one”. Senior Hamas official Ezzat al-Rishq warned, according to AFP, "Israel will not enjoy security so long as the Palestinian people do not, and it started it." While the latest truce between Israel and Hamas was set to end at midnight on Tuesday, Hamas violated...
  • November ballot won’t ask Californians about yanking pay of suspended lawmakers (Yee's missiles)

    08/19/2014 3:29:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 8/18/14 | Laurel Rosenhall
    **SNIP** “The pro tem still wishes the bill to be considered before the end of session, and that would put the constitutional amendment on the 2016 ballot,” said Steinberg spokesman Rhys Williams. Steinberg proposed the measure after the upper house took the unprecedented step in March of suspending three of its members while maintaining their pay. Democratic Sens. Leland Yee of San Francisco and Ron Calderon of Montebello face federal bribery charges in separate cases resulting from undercover FBI stings. Sen. Rod Wright of Baldwin Hills was found guilty of perjury and voter fraud by a Los Angeles jury in...
  • Firebomb Attacks in Jerusalem Set Home, Bus on Fire

    08/19/2014 3:21:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    As Gaza terrorists breached the ceasefire and renewed their rocket fire on Israeli civilian centers Tuesday, Arab terrorists in the Israeli capital of Jerusalem apparently didn't want to be left out of the action. Two molotov cocktail attacks were launched in the eastern part of Jerusalem late Tuesday night. In the first incident two firebombs were hurled at an Egged bus driving on Yericho Road towards Moti Gur St., which passes adjacent to the Old City to the east. One of the two molotov cocktails exploded on impact, setting the bus on fire. No injuries were caused, but the bus...
  • Hedy Epstein, 90, Holocaust Survivor, Arrested at Ferguson Protest

    08/19/2014 3:05:32 PM PDT · by familyop · 50 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Nick Sanchez
    Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor and vocal opponent of the Gaza blockade, was arrested...she was put in plastic handcuffs and led away by officers for failure to disburse, reported the Times of Israel. "I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was 90. We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re 90."
  • Common Core Standards Drastically Losing Support (from Both Teachers and Public)

    08/19/2014 12:10:13 PM PDT · by xzins · 8 replies
    CBN ^ | August 19, 2014 | CBN
    A new survey shows that support for the federal education standards known as the Common Core is slipping. Education Next, an education journal from Stanford University's Hoover Institution, surveyed 5,000 respondents (including a number of educators) and found that just 40 percent of teachers back the Common Core compared to 76 percent just a year ago. At the same time, teacher opposition has tripled from 12 to 40 percent. The survey finds that support among the public is also slipping. In 2013, 65 percent of the general public favored the standards compared to 53 percent today. Across the states, momentum...
  • Rick Perry’s new video continues defense strategy: attack Travis DA

    08/19/2014 11:36:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | August 19, 2014 | By Christy Hoppe
    ".......Lehmberg, who plead guilty and accepted a 45-day jail sentence, has declined to comment about the case. But the Travis County Democrats issued a statement calling Perry’s tactics “character assassination and deflection.” “We didn’t expect Gov. Perry to take responsibility for his actions, but smearing Rosemary Lehmberg and complaining the indictment was political does not answer the charges,” said Joe Deshotel, a spokesman for the county party.