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Tuesday, October 21, 2014



Dogton Abbey

House Cats of
Hudson County

6 Times Obama Declared Crisis, Then Did Nothing
The boy who cried crisis until he had one.
Ebola ‘czar’ to skip House hearing, aide says
Baghdad Ron is NOT a czar. WH insists he's a
Response Coordinator. Thanks, we needed that.
It wasn´t the Internet that ruined your reputation,
Monica, it was lust in the world´s most powerful room -
now welcome to Twitter!

Monica blames the messenger when she should
be taking a course in merchandising.
Why is there no surgeon general? Ask Democrats
Read the man's background. It's simple.
Don´t Be Fooled, Pope Francis Will Never Capitulate
A slickly written analysis of what is
going on with the Pope's peeps.
Obama: Hey, all these red-state Democrats running
away from me are strong supporters who vote with me!

More shocking than this jibberish is that we have
a president who appears on a criminal's radio show.
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FBI probing if 3 American teens detained
in Germany attempted to join ISIS
Fox News, by Catherine Herridge and Associated Press    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 10/21/2014 7:46:20 PM     Post Reply
The FBI says it is investigating the possibility that three American teenage girls were attempting to join the Islamic State in Syria when they were detained in Germany. A law enforcement source told Fox News Tuesday that the girls are home in Colorado after they were tracked down in Frankfurt. The three girls are all under the age of 18 and are not expected to face charges. Two of the girls are of Somali descent and one is of Sudanese descent, according to the source. ABC News reported that a law enforcement official said the girls were planning to travel to Syria

To be read at the NYC Rally
protesting ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’
Jewish Journal, by Judea Pearl    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 10/21/2014 7:41:35 PM     Post Reply
Friends and Fellow protesters: In joining you today to protest the New York Metropolitan Opera production of this opera, I echo the silenced voice of my son, Daniel Pearl, and the silenced voices of other victims of terror, including James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and including thousands of men, women and children who were murdered, maimed or left heartbroken by the new menace of our generation, a menace of savagery that the Met has decided to elevate to a normative, two-sided status, worthy of artistic expression.  They tell us that the composer tried to "understand the hijackers, their motivations, and their

Paralysed man walks
again after cell transplant
BBC News [UK], by Fergus Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 10/21/2014 7:40:17 PM     Post Reply
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame. The treatment, a world first, was carried out by surgeons in Poland in collaboration with scientists in London. (Snip)He said walking again - with the support of a frame - was "an incredible feeling", adding: "When you can´t feel almost half your body, you are helpless, but when it starts coming back it´s like



White House fence jumper
found "not competent"
CBS News, by Paula Reid    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 10/21/2014 7:18:44 PM     Post Reply
Alleged White House fence jumper Omar Gonzalez appeared in federal court in Washington, D.C. this afternoon for what should have been an uneventful status hearing and an arraignment on additional charges, but there were some surprises.At the hearing it was revealed that Gonzalez had undergone a forensic mental health screening and was found to be "not competent" to stand trial. This was unusual because at the last hearing, his lawyer, David Bos, objected to the screening, maintaining that Gonzalez was, in fact, competent. While the lawyers for the prosecution and defense were filing arguments to determine whether the screening should

Nina Pham, Dallas Nurse With
Ebola, Upgraded to Good Condition
NBC News, by M. Alex Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 10/21/2014 7:13:06 PM     Post Reply
Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who was infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian man who died this month, has been upgraded to good condition, the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday. Pham, 26, had been listed in fair condition since she was flown Thursday to a special NIH clinical studies unit in Maryland from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where she and a second nurse tested positive for the virus after Thomas Eric Duncan died Oct. 8. The NIH said it would release no further information, but it said Pham was grateful "for everyone´s concerns and well wishes."

NBC News Freelancer Ashoka
Mukpo Declared Free of Ebola
NBC News, by M. Alex Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 10/21/2014 7:11:10 PM     Post Reply
Ashoka Mukpo, the cameraman diagnosed with Ebola while working in Liberia as a freelancer for NBC News, has been declared free of the virus and will be allowed to leave a biocontainment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday, the hospital said Tuesday. A blood test confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that Mukpo, 33 — one of eight Americans to have been diagnosed with Ebola — no longer has the virus in his bloodstream, the hospital said. It said he´s free to head home to Rhode Island. "Recovering from Ebola is a truly humbling

Clinton: Women´s rights
´under assault´ by Republicans
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/21/2014 6:14:34 PM     Post Reply
Denver - Hillary Clinton urged Americans not to vote for Republicans who dwell on the past, warning at a Democratic campaign rally Tuesday that conservatives seek to keep women´s rights "under assault" nationwide. Applauded by hundreds of supporters in suburban Denver, the former secretary of state lent her political celebrity to Colorado´s embattled Senate incumbent Mark Udall, who trails in the polls and has made securing constituent´s rights to abortion and contraception the central theme of his campaign. "Don't vote for people who proudly tell you they will never compromise, don't vote for people whose image of the future



Obamacare Dumping
Patients Into Medicaid
White House Dossier, by Keith Koffler    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/21/2014 6:01:33 PM     Post Reply
Obamacare is robbing patients of their private plans and dumping them into Medicaid, forcing them to accept not only subpar treatment but less access to care. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal today by Jeffrey A. Singer MD, a general surgeon who is also an adjunct scholar at the conservative CATO Institute, Obamacare is resulting in a involuntary shift of patients onto government-run care, establishing at least a beachhead for the long-held liberal dream of fully socialized medicine. From the piece: A recent Boston University/Harvard Medical School study suggests that up to 80% of people participating in

Senate Control Could Rest On One Of
The Reddest Of Red States — And
The GOP Is Making A Huge Comeback
Business Insider, by Brett LoGiurato    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/21/2014 5:57:35 PM     Post Reply
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — Republican leaders have a new regular stop on their travel schedules these days. Iowa. New Hampshire. And Kansas? On this crisp October day, US Sen. Pat Roberts has brought in another member of the Republican Party´s all-star campaign team to stand by his side and rally his base. Sens. Ted Cruz and Tom Coburn, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Kansas´ own former senator Bob Dole have all shown up for an appearance with a friend in trouble. On this day, Roberts´ guest is Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the current chair of the House Budget Committee,

Why Sears Is Cutting Own Throat
By Leasing Locations To Primark
Forbes, by Walter Loeb    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/21/2014 5:33:56 PM     Post Reply
Yesterday’s announcement that Primark will lease about 520,000 square feet in seven locations from Sears Holding is of great concern to me. The Sears properties they are going into are in prime locations in the Northeastern part of the United States. In my May 21, 2014 blog post, I described this Irish company as a scary, low priced fashion retailer with a contemporary flair. The merchandise, which I have seen in Europe is of very good quality, is well designed and is sold at very, very low prices. This is what makes Primark “scary.” Primark focuses on basic merchandise that

Texas led national job creation in
September, marking 12th straight
month on top
Dallas Morning News (TX), by Sheryl Jean    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 5:29:36 PM     Post Reply
Last week, we learned that Texas added 36,400 jobs in September and set a state record for adding 413,700 jobs in the last 12 months. Today, we know Texas led the nation in job creation for September and the last 12 months, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (See chart below nationwide numbers.) Overall, employment increased in 39 states plus Washington, D.C., decreased in 10 states and was unchanged in one state (South Dakota) in September. Over the last 12 months, the only place that didn’t see employment increase was Alaska. The ranking changes a


Dish Customers Lose Turner’s
CNN, HLN in Contract Dispute
Bloomberg News, by Doni Bloomfield    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 5:06:56 PM     Post Reply
Dish Network Corp. (DISH)’s more than 14 million satellite-TV subscribers no longer have access to CNN, Cartoon Network and other Time Warner Inc. (TWX) cable channels. Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner, pulled the channels last night after failing to negotiate a new contract, Dish said in a statement. As the two sides pointed fingers, Turner said that Dish dropped the channels. Turner’s Boomerang, HLN, truTV, Turner Classic Movies and CNN en Espanol are also no longer available on Dish’s service. Blacked-out channels have become increasingly commonplace when contracts come up for renewal as networks demand higher fees for

Academic Magnet coach fired over
watermelon celebration; players,
parents defend coach
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Amanda Kerr    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/21/2014 4:40:12 PM     Post Reply
The removal of the head coach of Academic Magnet High School is the result of an allegation of "inappropriate post game celebrations" by the football team, according to a statement released by the Charleston County School District on Tuesday. The statement follows the confirmation Monday night that Raptors head coach Bud Walpole has been relieved of his duties by the Charleston County School District. Former and current Raptor players and their parents are coming to coach´s defense. The Charleston County School District has scheduled a news conference for 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Michael Sam Is Out Of The NFL Again
As Cowboys Cut Him From Practice Squad
Mediaite, by Michael Goldschein    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 10/21/2014 4:22:32 PM     Post Reply
Bad news for people who love good news: Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, drafted by the Rams, then cut, then signed to the Cowboys practice squad, has been released, according to the AP. Sam came to Dallas on Sept. 3, days after he was one of the last cuts from the final St. Louis roster. At the time, we were excited for Sam — not because he was a Cowboy, but because Dallas was expected to have an historically bad defense. Instead, they’re ranked a respectable 16th overall by Football Outsiders, meaning the unit doesn’t need help.
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The GOP hates the ‘lamestream
media’ even more than you think
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 3:16:03 PM     Post Reply
When it comes to the outlets that the most conservative Americans get their news from, it´s Fox News and everybody else. And by everybody else, we mean mostly a bunch of other conservative-leaning media. A new study from the Pew Research Center lays bare the increasing reliance on partisan and/or ideological news sources on the right and left, and both sides have trended in that direction. But when you compare the left to the right, it´s clear which side is more interested in consuming news from sources with which it agrees politically. Pew asked people which news sources they got



Forty-nine new Ebola cases in a day
leaves bodies piling up in Sierra
Leone, as the deadly virus spreads
through the teeming capital of Freetown
Daily Mail [UK], by Annabel Grossman    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/21/2014 3:14:32 PM     Post Reply
Dozens of people are being infected with the deadly Ebola virus each day in Sierra Leone, as the terrifying disease tears through the country´s capital city, Freetown. Yesterday, forty-nine new cases were confirmed in just 24 hours, the National Ebola Response Center (NERC) reported. So many people are succumbing to the deadly virus that removing the dead bodies is becoming a serious problem. Lawmaker Claude Kamanda who represents a western area of the country said that more than 20 deaths are being reported each day. He told the local Politico newspaper that authorities are experiencing challenges collecting corpses from both quarantined and

Travelers from Ebola-wracked countries ordered
to fly into one of just five US airports as
disease is now a top-10 issue for Americans
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko & Associated Press    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/21/2014 3:03:03 PM     Post Reply
Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. ´All passengers arriving in the United States whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will be required to fly into one of the five airports that have the enhanced screening and additional resources in place,´ DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that the new procedures will go into effect on Wednesday.

Duck Dynasty´s Sadie Does Elegant,
Gorgeous--and ´Age-Appropriate´--Rumba
Cybercast News Service, by Eric Scheiner    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 2:59:51 PM     Post Reply
´Duck Dynasty´ star Sadie Robertson gave a different take on the traditionally sexy rumba dance last night on ABC´s ‘Dancing With The Stars'. "I hope this week, it doesn´t come off as sexy, but it comes off as sweet," Robertson said on the program. Robertson’s dance partner Mark Ballas made an effort to choreograph an age-appropriate dance. (Video) “My one priority here is her and her feelings and I wanted to honor them. I wanted to find the perfect balance between being appropriate and still doing the correct dance, and I felt that I did that,” Ballas said. The judges gave

Film Review: ‘Glen
Campbell … I’ll Be Me’
Variety, by Alissa Simon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 2:55:43 PM     Post Reply
In 2011, while country crooner and legendary guitarist Glen Campbell prepared to tour in support of his latest album, his family revealed that he had received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Remarkably, the Campbells not only proceeded with a “Goodbye Tour,” but also allowed filmmaker James Keach to document the progression of Glen’s illness and its effect on their lives and work. “Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me” blends intimate and unflinching medical details, poignant performance footage and a survey of its subject’s place in musical history through well-chosen archival footage and interviews with other iconic performers. A limited release

Fantasy policies will not
solve our energy crisis
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/21/2014 2:54:00 PM     Post Reply
The fire at Didcot B power station is not going to bring the National Grid to its knees. But in combination with other fires at Ironbridge and Ferrybridge power stations, and problems with the Heysham and Hartlepool nuclear reactors, it will chip away at our surplus generating capacity, to the point where blackouts will become, if not likely, then far more likely than they should be. The underlying problem, as Brian Wilson spells out on the opposite page, is simple. Our power stations are ageing fast. We have eked out their lifespan for longer than expected, but replacements are urgently needed.


A Voting Guide from the Hidalgo County
Democrats Doesn´t Include Wendy Davis
Texas Monthly, by Dan Solomon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/21/2014 2:49:53 PM     Post Reply
Greg Abbott has made clear that he hopes to win the Rio Grande Valley in next month´s Gubernatorial election. While the current Attorney General is still leading at the polls statewide, his determination to take the Valley—the bluest region in Texas—is a tall task. The Valley is a hot area right now. SpaceX is building in Brownsville, the new UT-RGV campus appears poised to be one of the prouder jewels in the UT system, and the first of the two debates between Abbott and Wendy Davis took place down there, instead of at a larger or more central city like Houston,

Alfonso Ribeiro Dominates The
Dance Floor On ´DWTS´
ET OnLine, by Zach Seemayer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 2:48:30 PM     Post Reply
In a night of top notch performances, with Jonathan Bennett and Michael Waltrip delivering their best dances yet, it was the always-entertaining Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson who really won the evening. While they might have had the dance to beat, it wasn´t the highlight of the evening! Check out the best, worst and weirdest moments from this week´s Dancing With The Stars. THE BEST -Jonathan and Allison Holker´s Men In Black Dance -Jonathan Bennett was told he was in jeopardy, and then immediately had to get up and dance to Pitbull´s Men In Black 3 song "Back In Time." So,

Rare victory for BP in Gulf
of Mexico legal battles
Telegraph [UK], by Katherine Rushton    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/21/2014 2:46:07 PM     Post Reply
BP has won a rare victory in its legal battles over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, after the US Supreme Court said a group of Louisiana parishes would not be able to sue the company for damaging wildlife. The oil giant has already paid more than $27bn (£17bn) to clean up after the 2010 disaster and compensate local businesses for the damage caused. It is also fighting a civil suit under America’s Clean Water Act, which could see BP fined up to $18bn. The group of 11 Louisiana parishes wanted to bring another suit against the company, on top of these

Amal Clooney should back off.
Lord Elgin was a hero who
saved the marbles for the world
Telegraph [UK], by Dominic Selwood    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/21/2014 2:40:15 PM     Post Reply
In February 2014, while promoting his World War Two film, The Monuments Men, Hollywood A-List actor George Clooney declared that Britain should send the Elgin Marbles back to Greece. Despite claiming they came from the Pantheon in Rome rather than the Parthenon in Athens (and also that they had been taken by Lord "Eljin"), he felt that returning them was now appropriate. This was fiercely controversial territory. However, once the furore had died down, most people wrote it off as a kooky PR stunt. Until last week, when it emerged that George Clooney’s new wife, Amal Clooney, a lawyer specialising

Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor:
Desegregation an ‘Unwilling Invasion’
Washington Free Beacon, by Alana Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/21/2014 2:34:26 PM     Post Reply
Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor argued that the federal government’s desegregation of Arkansas’s largest public school in 1957 was an “unwilling invasion” that took “a local problem out of the local authorities’ hands” and led to deep suspicions of democracy in the state, according to a copy of his college thesis obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Written in 1985, the 30-page paper—which also suggested that the state’s Democratic Party was hindering economic progress, and attributed policies such as welfare and the Equal Rights Amendment
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‘Fake Journalists!’: Ferguson
Protestors Shout Down CNN
Live Broadcast
Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2014 2:32:25 PM     Post Reply
Monday evening in Ferguson, Mo., protestors shouted down a CNN camera crew’s live shot reporting on developments in the story involving Officer Darren Wilson killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown earlier this year. During the 11 p.m. hour, host Don Lemon attempted to throw to CNN reporter Sarah Sidner for an update, but the broadcast was overwhelmed by shouting and interruptions from protestors surrounding the crew. Sidner attempted to talk through the shouting, but her audio was clearly problematic. Lemon cut her off and ended the satellite broadcast due to technical issues. On-the-ground video from Bassem Masri shows the aftermath, in

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