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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 





  

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Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His
Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

Maybe someone reads it to him. Maybe it's on tape.
Or, is treason the reason?
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Obama Was Warned Repeatedly of Consequences
of Withdrawal from Iraq

His sweeping denial will keep shrinks and historians
working for years.
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Obama has had accurate intelligence about ISIS since
BEFORE the 2012 election, says administration insider

Further background on this unbelievable story.
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White House fence-jumper made it far deeper into
building than previously known

It has been suggested that he got far enough to be
named Secretary of Commerce and signed three bills.
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Media Ignores Obama’s 60 Minutes Ratings Collapse
– Down 69% in a Week

Obama has thrown away a politician's most
precious asset, his credibiity.
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Bibi’s big bid: Netanyahu upending Middle East alliances
The most intelligent world leader delivers brilliant speech.
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Why Obama Can’t Say His Spies Underestimated ISIS
Monday's most read Must Read.
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Debate Simmers Over
Disclosing Warrantless Spying
New York Times, by Charlie Savage    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 1:59:28 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Obama administration lawyers have been debating whether the Treasury Department must inform the people or groups it lists as foreign terrorists when it relies on warrantless surveillance as the basis for the designation, according to officials familiar with the deliberations. Intelligence officials are said to oppose being more forthcoming about who has been subjected to surveillance, especially in cases involving noncitizens abroad — who do not have Fourth Amendment privacy rights — because such information would tip them off that the National Security Agency had intercepted their communications. But a provision

White House intruder was tackled
by off-duty Secret Service agent
Washington Post, by Carol D.Leonnig    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 9/30/2014 1:47:20 PM     Post Reply
The man who jumped over the White House fence and sprinted through the main floor of the mansion could have gotten even farther had it not been for an off-duty Secret Service agent who was coincidentally in the house and leaving for the night. The agent who finally tackled Omar Gonzalez had been serving on the security detail for President Obama’s daughters and had just seen the family depart via helicopter minutes earlier. He happened to be walking through the house when chaos broke out and the intruder dashed through the main foyer, according to two people familiar with the incident. Gonzalez,

Northeast loses 40% of House seats
as people flee high-tax states
Washington Examiner (DC), by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/30/2014 1:46:42 PM     Post Reply
The Northeast, once the nation’s political engine that produced presidents, House speakers and Senate giants including the late Edward M. Kennedy, is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region, according to experts worried about the trend. The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South and the result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington. Critics blame rising taxes in states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut for limiting population growth in the Northeast to just 15 percent from 1983 to 2013, while the

  


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Why Are Black Staffers
Fleeing Capitol Hill?
Daily Beast, by Tim Mak    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/30/2014 1:41:37 PM     Post Reply
Aides say a number of high-ranking African-American congressional staffers have left in recent years, leading to a dearth of diversity on the Hill. The Obama era hasn’t been a period of progress for black Capitol Hill staffers, and aides say a “diversity drain” of many senior African Americans to the private sector and the White House in recent years is partly to blame. “I started on the Hill 10 years ago, and I don´t see a significant difference in the number” of black congressional staffers, John Jones, the chief of staff to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, told The Daily Beast. “[Progress]

Isis could become ´world’s first truly
terrorist state´ and bomb UK with nuclear
and chemical weapons, Theresa May warns
Independent [UK], by Nigel Morris    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Isis could acquire nuclear and biological weapons to launch attacks on Britain, the Home Secretary warned today as she set out new measures to clamp down on extremist groups. In a speech to the Tory party conference that concentrated almost entirely on the threat from terrorism at home and abroad, Theresa May warned that the jihadist group could become the “world´s first truly terrorist state“ in Iraq and Syria. (Snip) “We will see terrorists given the space to plot attacks against us, train their men and women, and devise new methods to kill indiscriminately.” “We will see the risk, often prophesied but thank God not yet fulfilled,

We spend more on drugs and
prostitutes than alcohol and tobacco
Telegraph [UK], by Dan Hyde    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 1:20:09 PM     Post Reply
Britons spend more on drugs and prostitutes than on alcohol and tobacco, the first official study of money spent on "illegal" activities has found. The figures were disclosed in data today that showed a 2.2 per cent rise in the amount of money spent by families over the past year as the economy returned to health. The Office for National Statistics, which tracks changes in spending habits across the country, found miscreants spent an enormous £11 billion on illegal substances and sexual gratification. (Snip) The EU said such work was necessary to create a fair comparison of different national economies.

Viagra ads target women for 1st time
Associated Press, by Linda A. Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 1:11:16 PM     Post Reply
Trenton, NJ - The maker of the world´s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. (Snip) Patents give a drug a monopoly, generally for 20 years. But when those patents expire, cheaper generic versions flood the market, often wiping out most of the brand-name drug´s sales within a year. Viagra has faced competition from cheaper generic versions in Europe since its patent expired there 15 months ago. Sales fell 8 percent last year to $1.9 billion. And in three years, Viagra will get generic competition in the U.S.,

  


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Jeanne Shaheen ducks
Scott Brown debate date
Boston Hearld [MA], by Joe Battenfeld    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 1:00:50 PM     Post Reply
Rindge, NH - Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and GOP challenger Scott Brown yesterday engaged in long-distance warfare in their U.S. Senate battle as Shaheen launched a new attack on Brown but refused to do it face-to-face. Brown, the former Massachusetts senator, appeared at Franklin Pierce University for what was originally slated as a Senate faceoff, one of several election debates co-sponsored by the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, but he ended up being alone on stage because Shaheen had declined to show up. “I am disappointed,” Brown said in a talk to first-time voters.

California becomes first
state to ban plastic bags
Associated Press, by Fenit Nirappil    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 12:51:45 PM     Post Reply
Sacramento, Calif. - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referendum to repeal the law, which is scheduled to take effect in July 2015. Under SB270, plastic bags will be phased out of large grocery stores starting next summer and convenience stores and pharmacies in 2016. The law allows grocers to charge a fee of at least 10 cents for using paper bags. State Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles,

Eyewtiness to abortion
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Amanda Cable    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/30/2014 12:46:58 PM     Post Reply
My first granddaughter would have been six by now. I often watch children in the local playground and wonder what she would have been like. Other times, at night, I dream about her vividly, and know the answer. Blonde-haired, blue-eyed and with a shy smile. Time and time again, I dream that she has just been born, and as she is handed to me, I name her Katie. Just as my heart is about to burst with joy, I wake up and realise that she does not exist. I shall never know my granddaughter because her life was extinguished before it even

Meet your next President
Canada Free Press, by Obie Usategui    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/30/2014 12:45:39 PM     Post Reply
You know, the closer we get to the 2016 presidential elections, the more I fret the uncertain future which may lay ahead for our great nation, courtesy, if you will, of some of my fellow-Americans lackadaisical deportment regarding our decadent State of the Union; a paradoxical departure from everything that America stood for just prior to our president Barack Obama’s untimely election, as he claimed on October 30th, 2008, to being just five days away [election day] from fundamentally transforming the nation. A feat, which, in hindsight, he was able to consummate fully and unobstructed. As far as I am concerned,

  


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Why Republicans may not
win the Senate after all
Reuters, by Craig Shirley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/30/2014 12:42:27 PM     Post Reply
Establishment Republicans should keep the champagne on ice until after the midterm elections. Too many are already popping corks, pronouncing their strategy of “crushing” the Tea Party during the primaries as a crucial step in their successful takeover of the Senate. There are increasing signs, however, that the GOP might not take control of the Senate and may only make modest gains in the House of Representatives. In states like North Carolina, for example, the GOP candidate hasn’t shown the ability to wage a major-league campaign. In other key battleground states, the establishment GOP is supporting problematic candidates, like Monica Wehby

National Disarmament Plan
not aimed at criminal gangs
El Universal [Caracas, Venezuela], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/30/2014 12:34:29 PM     Post Reply
Calls for voluntary submission of weapons do not particularly aim at members of criminal gangs. Instead, they are the target of other actions launched by Foreign Policy Deputy Minister José Vicente Rangel Ávalos. The idea is that civilians in possession of fire arms because they either inherited or bought them for their personal protection surrender them to the authorities under this special plan, explained Minister of the Interior and Justice, Miguel Rodríguez Torres during the first day of the National Disarmament Plan which will be enforced until 2015. Rodríguez Torres informed 50 fire arms were delivered on the first day. The minister of

Alameda musician’s arrest
in fires stuns friends
San Francisco Chronicle, by Evan Sernoffsky    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/30/2014 12:22:47 PM     Post Reply
Those who know Alameda resident Stephen Michael Petersen were stunned to learn Monday that their friend — a guitar player who fronts a folk band — was one of two men arrested on suspicion of setting a string of fires in the city that damaged or destroyed several homes and businesses. Petersen, 27, is a well-liked musician who hosts an open mike night in Alameda and keeps a strict vegan diet, according to his friends. But he was nabbed by police at 2:43 a.m. Sunday in front of his apartment amid a rampage of fires that began to break out within

Most of us trust the police
regardless of what Obama says
Tampa Tribune, by Douglas MacKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/30/2014 12:21:14 PM     Post Reply
When I read a recent Associated Press headline and the accompanying story, I realized I was living in an alternate universe. A universe where respect for police and the highly dangerous, selfless and thankless job we ask them to perform — be it in Tampa or elsewhere — is a pillar of civilized society. A universe of thoughts, beliefs and values that are now being perverted by rhetorical ambulance chasers in pursuit of populist glory. The headline read: “Obama Says Mistrust of Police Corroding America.” Then, the AP went on to report, the president believes the “widespread mistrust of law

  


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The Religious Right’s
Slow-Motion Suicide
Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/30/2014 11:51:18 AM     Post Reply
In fairness, the culture-war right has done less damage than the neocons and the super rich have. But they’re still the ones on the ropes. I’m not sure what’s come over me and I suppose it’ll pass, but at just this moment I’m feeling a little bit sorry for evangelical conservatives. They were apparently pretty droopy, these proceedings over the weekend at the Values Voter Summit, as my colleague Ben Jacobs described things. Oh, yes, Ted Cruz fired them up, and some of the old stalwarts put in respectable appearances, but they have to know deep down that they’re like the

Secret Service Chief Questioned
Over White House Security Failure
National Public Radio, by Scott Neuman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/30/2014 11:46:11 AM     Post Reply
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced a tough inquiry by lawmakers today as she appeared before a House committee to answer questions about the Sept. 19 White House security breach in which a man armed with a knife entered the executive mansion. "It´s clear that our security plan was not executed properly. I take full responsibility. What happened is unacceptable and it will never happen again," Pierson told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in her opening remarks. She said she was committed to a full review and implementing recommended changes. She sat opposite committee members just as new

Why worry about ‘no boots’
when Obama’s heart isn’t
in the battle against radical Islam?
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 9/30/2014 11:37:53 AM     Post Reply
Aside from the Arabs, who would back him 100 percent, Western leaders signing up for the ragtag coalition to take on ISIS, should be asked by their masses why they would send soldiers into a battle led by a pretend general who plays AWOL at 60 percent of his intelligence sessions. For whatever his reasons, President Barack Obama has blundered into the mideast war with no intel in his strategy arsenal. He’s skipped through (read golfed, vacationed and partied his way through) daily intelligence briefings for almost 60 percent of the more than two thousand trying days of his presidency

Repubs to Dems: “Please Like
Us – We’re Just Like You!”
FrontPage Magazine, by Mark Tapson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/30/2014 11:31:44 AM     Post Reply
In the wake of a second presidential election loss in 2012, Republicans went back to the drawing board looking for a more effective way to present themselves and their message. Now a brand new ad campaign has been launched which demonstrates that Republicans are even more clueless about selling themselves today than they were two years ago and four years before that. The pathetic message this disastrous ad seems to be sending on behalf of Republicans is this: “Hey Democrats, please like us – we’re just like you!” The 97-second ad, part of a campaign from GOP strategist Vinny Manchillo, a

Oklahoma Beheading Suspect
Wanted to Spread Message of Islam
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/30/2014 11:29:09 AM     Post Reply
OKLAHOMA CITY — Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order. But postings on the Facebook page of the 30-year-old Nolen, suspected of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food distribution center, suggest that shortly after his release in March 2013, he became more interested in spreading the message of his newfound Islamic faith. "I spoke to him once he was released, and when we spoke, there was nothing of the sort," said Nolen´s cousin, James Fulsom, 29, of Fort Worth,

  



10th child diagnosed with mysterious
paralysis in Colorado
Fox 31 (Denver CO), by Shaul Turner    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/30/2014 11:23:35 AM     Post Reply
DENVER — State health officials confirmed a tenth case of paralysis affecting children who have recently had respiratory infections. Medical experts made the announcement Monday at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. Dr. Sam Dominguez says outside of the respiratory problems, there is no common link between cases. “There are no commonalities as far as where they live, schools or day cares they attend.” The hospital says before Monday, four of the children admitted tested positive for enterovirus 68, and four others for the rhinovirus (which causes the common cold). The other was not tested. The patients range in age from

Ted Cruz finds a core of support among
social conservatives frustrated with GOP
Washington Post, by Sebastian Payne & Robert Costa    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/30/2014 11:14:57 AM     Post Reply
While there is not yet a front-runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches and standing ovations at right-wing conferences. Cruz’s core supporters on the right are the activists and high-powered interest groups determined to keep faith-infused positions at the center of the Republican Party, regardless of a push by some in the GOP to seek distance from socially conservative stands on marriage and abortion. Greg Mueller, a conservative strategist who has worked on three Republican presidential campaigns, said

The Creepy Language Tricks Taco Bell
Uses to Fool People Into Eating There
Mother Jones, by Kiera Butler    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/30/2014 11:12:37 AM     Post Reply
What can you tell about a restaurant from its menu? A lot more than what´s cooking. That´s what linguist Dan Jurafsky reveals in his new book, The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu. Jurafsky, a professor of linguistics at Stanford, looked at hundreds of examples of food language—from menus to marketing materials to restaurant reviews. Along the way, he uncovered some fascinating patterns. For example: In naming foods, he explains, marketers often appeal to the associations that we already have with certain sounds. Crackers and other crispy foods tend to have names with short, front-of-the-mouth vowels (Ritz, Cheez-Its,

Latest Liberal Lunacy: Global
Warming Created ISIS
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/30/2014 10:54:19 AM     Post Reply
60,000 Syrian Kurds fled their villages as ISIS advanced in northern Syria in September. But, leftists believe the real threat in Syria is not ISIS. It’s global warming. In fact, the left believes climate change created ISIS and imperils Afghan girls who want to attend school. Yes, really. Charles B. Strozier, a Professor of History, The City University of New York, and Kelly Berkell, Attorney and research associate, Center on Terrorism at John Jay College of Criminal Justice pushed this crackpot theory at The Huffington Post, via Yid With Lid: As the Obama administration undertakes a highly public, multilateral campaign

Exclusive–Dinesh D´Souza:
Holder´s Next Job: Crime Boss!
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/30/2014 10:39:02 AM     Post Reply
Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza told Breitbart News that the federal government was “out to get me” and tried but failed to “put me away” during a wide-ranging interview at the National Security Action Summit on Monday. “I know that the government was not only out to get me but to put me away—and put me away in such a significant way that if I got a sixteen-month sentence, for example, I’d be in a federal prison camp from now until the end of next year,” D’Souza said in the interview, conducted for Breitbart News Radio for Sirius XM

Obama´s USDA to Spend $31.5 Million
on ´Healthy´ Food Stamp Program
Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/30/2014 10:36:29 AM     Post Reply
The Department of Agriculture, the agency that administers the food stamp program, has announced that it will spend $31.5 million on a new program that will promote a healthy diet for recipients of the assistance. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a division of the Department of Agriculture, is developing the program to urge recipients of the SNAP food stamp program to choose more fruits and fresh foods. "Too many struggling families do not have adequate access to nutritious food," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday. "Helping families purchase more fresh produce is clearly good for families´ health,

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