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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

 







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Radical cleric’s co-conspirator pleads
guilty in plot to set up terror camp
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/31/2015 1:10:33 AM     Post Reply
The right-hand man of the terrorist known as “Hook” ?pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court on Monday. Haroon Aswat, of Yorkshire, England, copped to providing material support to al Qaeda and conspiring with prosthetic-hand-wearing criminal Abu Hamza al-Masri in 1999 and early 2000. He faces a maximum of 20 years. Aswat, 40, said at his plea agreement that he conspired with Hamza and others to create a training camp in the rural area of Bly, Ore., in the fall of 1999. “I traveled to Bly, Oregon, to assist Oussama Kassir in the creation of a training camp, and the training of others, who wanted to participate in jihad on

GPS monitoring of sex offenders for
life? Supreme Court reverses N.C. case.
Christian Science Monitor, by Warren Richey    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/31/2015 12:57:12 AM     Post Reply
Washington - The United States Supreme Court on Monday summarily reversed a North Carolina judicial decision upholding a program that allows state officials to use a GPS device to monitor the movements of repeat sex offenders 24 hours a day, seven days a week – for the rest of their lives. A state appeals court and the North Carolina Supreme Court had upheld the constitutionality of the lifetime surveillance program. They ruled that since the program was created under civil law, rather than criminal law, the GPS monitoring did not amount to a search under the Fourth Amendment.

Justice Department appeals federal judge´s
hold on Obama´s immigration action
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/31/2015 12:32:31 AM     Post Reply
Washington - The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama´s immigration executive action. The 69-page brief was filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ahead of arguments scheduled for next month. Lawyers for the federal government are challenging a preliminary injunction issued in February by a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas. That decision placed on hold an executive action that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people who are in the U.S. illegally. Justice Department lawyers say in the new court filing that the federal

  


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Exclusive: Cablevision to make $1
offer for New York Daily News - source
Reuters, by Liana B. Baker    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/31/2015 12:13:42 AM     Post Reply
U.S. cable T.V. operator Cablevision Systems Corp is planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News as early as this week, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1, according to a person familiar with the matter. The offer would come one month after New York media and real estate magnate Mortimer Zuckerman said he was considering selling the newspaper and had hired Lazard Ltd to assist with the process. It underscores the declining readership and plunging advertising revenue that have plagued the tabloid for years. Cablevision´s $1 bid takes into account the New York Daily News´ reported $30 million annual loss

Payday Loan
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/30/2015 11:15:26 PM     Post Reply
One of the signs of bankruptcy is the willingness to sell valuable items cheaply for immediate cash or borrow small sums of money at high rates of interest. The most familiar example is the payday loan, meant to tide a cash-strapped person over until the next salary day. “Since payday lending operations charge higher interest-rates than traditional banks, they have the effect of depleting the assets of low-income communities. John Hudson and Colum Lynch argue in Foreign Policy that the Obama administration is down at the Iranian pawnshop trying to get something — at almost any rate of interest —

A classic Jersey diner comes to an end
Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Mark Di Ionno    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/30/2015 10:42:09 PM     Post Reply
Bill Nicholas locked up, expecting to open after a few hours of sleep just like always. Always, as in almost 60 years. That´s how long he´s been working at the Harris Diner in East Orange, the last 56 as owner. So on March 9 at 8.p.m., when he bolted the door on the stainless-steel landmark, he fully expected to be back at 5 a.m., frying bacon and potatoes, making soup, preparing for another day in the kitchen as he had roughly 22,000 days before. But a few minutes after he got home to Livingston, word came from his security company

Report Accuses Hillary Adviser Who Ran
Intel Service of Illegally Lobbying
for Vladimir Putin Ally
Breitbart Big Government, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/30/2015 10:15:55 PM     Post Reply
The Hillary Clinton confidant who was caught running a clandestine intelligence service for her may have also illegally lobbied for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ally in the nation of Georgia. According to a Gawker report, Sidney Blumenthal, the top Clinton confidant, and “another former official from Bill Clinton’s administration were secretly lobbying the secretary of state on behalf of a billionaire in the former Soviet state of Georgia who was seeking closer ties with Putin’s Russia—seemingly in violation of a federal law designed to prevent foreign powers from covertly wielding influence within the United States.”

  


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Americans Support Nuclear Deal With Iran?
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 3/30/2015 10:04:47 PM     Post Reply
The Washington Post reports that a “clear majority” of Americans support President Obama’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran: By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. As always, we need to know what question was asked. Here it is: Q: Thinking now about the situation with Iran – would you support or oppose an agreement in which the United States and other countries would lift major economic sanctions against Iran, in exchange for

Canadian Parliament backs air
strikes on Islamic State in Syria
Reuters, by David Ljunggren & Jeffrey Hodgson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/30/2015 10:02:37 PM     Post Reply
Toronto - Canadian legislators on Monday voted to back the government´s plans to bomb Islamic State positions in Syria, a move that opposition parties say threatens to drag Canada into a long war. The House of Commons approved the plan 142-129. The result was never in doubt, since the ruling Conservatives have a majority in the chamber. The vote also approved the extension of Canada´s six-month mission by a year to the end of March 2016. Canada has around 70 special forces troops in northern Iraq and six Canadian jets are taking part in U.S.-led bombing attacks attacks against Islamic State in Iraq.

As U.S. and Iran Seek Nuclear Deal,
Saudi Arabia Makes Its Own Moves
New York Times, by David D. Kirkpatrick    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/30/2015 9:55:50 PM     Post Reply
Cairo - As America talks to Iran, Saudi Arabia is lashing out against it. The kingdom, Iran’s chief regional rival, is leading airstrikes against an Iranian-backed faction in Yemen; backing a blitz in Idlib, Syria, by jihadists fighting the Iranian-backed Assad regime; and warning Washington not to allow the Iranian-backed militia to capture too much of Iraq during the fight to roll back the Islamic State, according to Arab diplomats familiar with the talks. Through Egypt, a major beneficiary of Saudi aid, the kingdom is backing plans for a combined Arab military force to combat Iranian influence around the region.

Justice Department Sues University Over
Alleged Anti-Transgender Discrimination
BuzzFeed News, by Chris Geidner    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/30/2015 9:46:09 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The Justice Department on Monday filed a lawsuit against Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging that the school discriminated against a transgender professor in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case is the first time the Justice Department sued an entity alleging that the sex discrimination ban in Title VII of the historic civil rights legislation protects transgender people from discrimination. In December 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the department would use that interpretation — advocated for since 2012 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,

  


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Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill To Delay
Identifying Police Officers Who Shoot People
BuzzFeed News, by Alison Vingiano    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/30/2015 9:41:30 PM     Post Reply
A controversial bill that aimed to prohibit law enforcement in Arizona from releasing the names of officers involved in shootings until 60 days after the incident was vetoed Monday by Gov. Doug Ducey. Ducey said his No. 1 goal was to protect officers and their families, and the “arbitrary” 60-day timeframe didn’t help police. In a letter explaining his decision, the governor also noted that Arizona law already allows local police departments to weigh officer safety as they decide when to release names. In one recent case, the Phoenix Police Department waited seven days after a shooting to release the officer’s name.

Americans Favor Deal With Iran by 2-1;
Relations With Israel Are Highly Politicized
ABC News, by Gary Langer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/30/2015 9:33:49 PM     Post Reply
Americans by a 2-1 margin favor an agreement with Iran over its nuclear development program, even while broadly questioning whether a deal would, in fact, prevent Tehran from producing nuclear weapons. A new national ABC News/Washington Post poll also finds sharply politicized views of U.S.-Israel relations, which have been strained by the two allies’ dispute over the advisability of an agreement with Iran. In a result that supports the Obama administration’s position in the face of Republican and Israeli criticisms alike, Americans by 59-31 percent back a plan to lift major economic sanctions against Iran in exchange

Astronaut´s awesome Vine
shows storms from space
CBS News, by Amanda Schupak    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/30/2015 7:20:19 PM     Post Reply
(Video) While flying more than 200 miles above Earth Sunday, NASA astronaut Terry Virts tweeted this striking video of thunderstorms across central Africa. From his view aboard the International Space Station, the storms look like the flashes of fireworks. But they hold an "amazing amount of power," he pointed out in his tweet. It´s been a big week at the ISS. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and two Russian cosmonauts, Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka, launched from from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Friday and docked later that night with the space station. Virts captured this fantastic photo of the Soyuz

Samper calls for review of
U.S., LatAm relations at summit
Agencia EFE [Madrid, Spain], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/30/2015 6:55:41 PM     Post Reply
Quito - The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations, or Unasur, considers it opportune to "make use of the (April 10-11) Summit of the Americas to reassess relations between the United States and South America." In an interview with Efe, former Colombian President Ernesto Samper said it would be a worthwhile item on the agenda of the summit, whose expectations now largely center on an eventual meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba´s Raul Castro. Aside from media interest in the presence of Obama and Castro, Samper said, analyzing the state of Cuban-U.S. interests cannot dodge subjects like

  


  

The loud last gasp that should
be heard around the world
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 3/30/2015 6:48:36 PM     Post Reply
If only the “loud last gasp” of the 7-month-old unborn baby ripped out of her mother’s womb in Colorado last week would end for once and for all the fallacious argument that a human baby is only a fetus while still in her mother’s womb. Then her moment’s-long life would have saved millions of innocent children slaughtered by abortions that have become commonplace since the law birthed by Roe vs.Wade. The baby girl was murdered in the most heinous and shocking of crimes and the law of the land that so callously identified her as a fetus can never justify

Mumia Abu-Jamal ailing,
supporters say
Philadelphia Inquirer, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/30/2015 6:38:18 PM     Post Reply
A nonprofit advocacy group that supports former death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal reported that he had been hospitalized Monday afternoon. Prison Radio, which distributes recordings made by Abu-Jamal in prison, said the 60-year-old had been transported from the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy in Schuylkill County at 1 p.m. to the intensive care unit at Schuylkill Medical Center. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections declined to comment on the report. "We never discuss an inmate´s medical condition," said deputy press secretary Susan Bensinger in an e-mail.

Federal Government Economist
Calls Indiana Christians ‘Nazis’
Breitbart Big Government, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/30/2015 6:35:53 PM     Post Reply
Since 1998, Elizabeth Ashack has worked as an economist for the US Department of Labor. Sunday, using her Twitter account, this government employee wrote “people in the red states vote for nazis to govern, and then call themselves Christian.” She quickly deleted the Tweet, which was directed at the new religious freed law passed in Indiana. SooperMexican grabbed a screencap before it was deleted. (Tweet) Along with the “Nazi” tweet, Ashack removed the fact that she is a government employee from her Twitter bio. Numerous sources on Twitter claim Ashack claimed this morning that she was the victim of the

Obama: Politicians should carry
themselves more like Kennedy
Associated Press, by David Espo & Nedra Pickler    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/30/2015 6:30:04 PM     Post Reply
BOSTON— President Barack Obama summoned today´s quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator´s name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we were to follow his example a little bit harder?" the president asked a crowd of family, former aides and political dignitaries of both parties under a tent in raw weather just outside the doors of the Edward M. Kennedy

Report: It looks like Tiger
Woods will play the Masters
CBS Sports, by Kyle Porter    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 3/30/2015 5:55:27 PM     Post Reply
Few folks in golf are better connected than Golf World´s Tim Rosaforte. When he says Tiger Woods will play in the 2015 Masters, it holds some weight. Here´s what Rosaforte said in Golf World on Monday: "I think Tiger Woods is going to play the Masters. I also think you´ll see him take a trip to Augusta National this week where he can practice in solitude without a camera on him. "I base this not only on Notah Begay´s 50-50 prediction that got so much traction, but by some of the scores he´s been posting and the improvement he´s shown over the past

  



Harry Reid´s Mobster
Fistfight and Cover-Up
Bloomberg, by David Weigel    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/30/2015 5:40:18 PM     Post Reply
On Friday afternoon, in a segment about the retirement of Nevada Senator Harry Reid, Rush Limbaugh cast doubt on the official story of the Democratic leader´s gruesome facial injuries. Reid kept saying that he had wounded himself and damaged his right eye when a piece of exercise equipment broke. Not so, said Limbaugh. "I don´t believe for a minute that whatever happened to Harry Reid has anything to do with an exercise machine unless somebody repeatedly threw him into it," said Limbaugh. "Harry Reid looks like and is acting like—and now with this announcement, behaving like—somebody who may have been beaten

Car that tried to crash NSA gate was
stolen from Maryland hotel, police say
Los Angeles Times, by Christine Mai-Duc    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/30/2015 5:35:51 PM     Post Reply
One person was killed and two others, including a police officer, were injured Monday after police confronted a car that tried to crash through a gate outside National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., the agency confirmed. NSA police opened fire when the car rammed into a police car. FBI officials say they don’t believe the incident is related to terrorism. According to Howard County police spokeswoman Mary Phelan, the black SUV was stolen from a hotel in Jessup, Md., on Monday morning. Phelan would not say which hotel, citing the FBI´s ongoing investigation, and no other information was

Obama Lackey, Anti-Israel
Propagandist Harvey Weinstein
Honored For Fighting Anti-Semitism
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/30/2015 5:26:51 PM     Post Reply
On Tuesday night, Hollywood bully Harvey Weinstein received the Humanitarian Award at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s National Tribute Dinner at the Beverly Hilton. There, he spoke forcefully about the need to fight anti-Semitism. “We’re gonna have to get as organized as the mafia,” he said, after being introduced by Jeffrey Katzenberg. “We better stand up and kick these guys in the ass… We just can’t take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards.” He continued: I think it’s time that we, as Jews, get together with the Muslims who are honorable and peaceful – but we [also] have to go and protect

Maternity Tourism: The Profitable
Business of Having a Child in the U.S.
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/30/2015 5:09:03 PM     Post Reply
SEATTLE – The United States grants citizenship to any person born in its territory, a constitutional provision that in recent years has promoted the creation and expansion of a new business: maternity tourism. With a neatly organized network of agencies and hotels, maternity tourism targets pregnant women, most of them Chinese, who want to give birth in the United States so their child will be a natural-born U.S. citizen. “Many benefits come from being a U.S. citizen,” the Shanghai-based Star Baby Care firm, which specializes in maternity tourism in Southern California, advertises on its Web site. “You will have free access to an

Brazilian Priest Suspended for
Posting Nude Photos on Social Media
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/30/2015 5:04:55 PM     Post Reply
SAO PAULO – A 40-year-old priest was suspended by the Catholic Church for appearing nude in photographs posted on social networks, Brazilian media reported Sunday. The unidentified priest was assigned to a church in Miracema, a small city in the northern state of Rio de Janeiro, and told the Diocese of Campos dos Goytacazes that he was the victim of blackmail. Selfies of the naked priest were posted on the Internet and church officials became aware of the images, deciding to suspend the man on Saturday, the Globo network reported. The priest said the photographs were posted on the Internet by a woman

Mexican Immigration Agents
Stop Woman Posing as Mother
of 3 Guatemalan Kids
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/30/2015 5:01:48 PM     Post Reply
MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration agents stopped a woman in the northern state of Chihuahua who was posing as the mother of the three Guatemalan children traveling with her, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. The Mexican woman was stopped at a checkpoint in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, along with two 16-year-old boys and a 4-year-old girl for whom she presented birth certificates to INM agents. The agents determined that the documents belonged to the woman’s real children and not to the three kids traveling with her. The woman is not related to the three children, who are from Guatemala, the INM said in

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