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Friday, November 28, 2014


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Michael Brown´s family lay out
Thanksgiving dinner for him but
leave his chair empty - as supporters
across the country do the same
Daily Mail (UK), by Joel Christie    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/28/2014 1:49:33 AM     Post Reply
Since Thanksgiving this year fell in the same week that a Missouri grand jury decided not to bring charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, for many it was a solemn holiday. None more so than the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot at least six times in the chest by Wilson in a daylight August altercation that sparked unrest all over the country. To honor the memory of the teen - and to continue to push what they say is a gross injustice over his death - the Brown family laid out a place setting for the lost

Ferguson Too Complicated for Easy Allegory
Townhall, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 11/28/2014 1:22:26 AM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, the day after it was announced that Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the slaying of Michael Brown, the president for a second time called for calm. His statement was measured, careful and responsible. He condemned violence and looting while acknowledging the legitimate concerns animating the protestors. He wasn´t all that moving or eloquent, but this might have been one of those times when swinging for the rhetorical fences wasn´t what the moment needed. One theme he hit repeatedly, and correctly, was that the passions of many protestors are rooted in something very real.

New York Times responds to criticism
about Darren Wilson’s address
Washington Post, by Erik Wemple    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/28/2014 12:41:09 AM     Post Reply
Howard Kurtz has accused the New York Times of a “reckless move” in identifying the street on which Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson resides. “Journalism is full of close calls. This is not one of them. The Times should apologize,” writes Kurtz. On Monday, the Times published a scoop by Julie Bosman and Campbell Robertson reporting that Wilson had married fellow officer Barbara Spradling in a “quiet wedding” last month. It noted that the two “own a home together” and identified the town and the name of the street.



Report: Ohio State football player missing
FOX Sports, by Henry Green    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 11/28/2014 12:35:49 AM     Post Reply
According to the Columbus Dispatch, senior Ohio State football walk-on Kosta Karageorge was reported missing by his family on Thursday after not being heard from since leaving his apartment early Wednesday morning. Karageorge is a 6-foot-5 defensive end for the Buckeyes and has also wrestled for three years. His sister Sophia said he was last seen at 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning at his apartment. Also, according to the article, Karageorge had told his roommates he was leaving to take a walk. The Columbus police reportedly confirmed they are looking for him, and through the GPS in his phone were

Shoppers fight over TVs, tablets and
BARBIES in Thanksgiving havoc:
Scuffles break out across the nation
as bargain-hunters start brawls and*
Daily Mail [UK], by Ashley Collman & Associated Press    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/27/2014 11:56:41 PM     Post Reply
Scuffles between shoppers have been breaking out across the country as bargain hunters fight over TVs, tablets and even Barbie dolls during the first of the holiday sales. Many big-box stores opened early Thursday night, in an attempt to dilute the chaos of Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving when stores usually start their reductions for the season. But several videos have now surfaced online showing that even on a holiday dedicated to friendship and sharing, people will turn against each other if it means saving money. One of the videos uploaded to YouTube Thursday night, show a handful of men and

Style, elegance and her mother´s
winning smile: How Malia Obama, 16,
is turning into a Michelle Jr
Daily Mail [UK], by Annabel Fenwick Elliot    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 11/27/2014 11:44:17 PM     Post Reply
Malia Obama, daughter of President Obama, 53, and First Lady Michelle, 50, is growing up on the world´s stage, and she´s resembling her mother more with every day that passes. The willowy 5ft 9in 16-year-old has clearly inherited Michelle´s tall, slender build as well her elegant sartorial instincts, and her endearingly sunny disposition. Malia, who is currently a high school junior at the private Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., has hardly put a foot wrong in terms of her graceful public demeanor - despite being at the prime age for a bout of the terrible-teens.

The controversial rules for white people
who were told ´not to take up space´
at Michael Brown vigil in Toronto
Daily Mail [UK], by Mia De Graaf    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/27/2014 11:17:28 PM     Post Reply
A set of rules for white people at a vigil for Michael Brown in Canada has sparked controversy with critics accusing organizers of promoting segregation. ´Non black allies´ were told to ´refrain from taking up space in all ways possible´ and ´never be at the centre of anything´ at the event in Toronto on November 25. The Facebook page also advised white demonstrators to ´refrain from speaking to the media´ and ´stand behind black folks or between us and the police´. ´If you see a cop harassing a black person,´ it added, ´come in and engage (chances are they are least



Thirteen Somali men convicted of
running Bristol sex ring that targeted
vulnerable British girls as young as 13
Independent [UK], by Paul Gallagher    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/27/2014 10:25:14 PM     Post Reply
More than a dozen Somali men have been convicted of running an inner city sex ring where vulnerable British girls as young as 13 were abused, raped and forced into prostitution in the latest appalling case of organised abuse to blight yet another city. Gang members used colourful nicknames such as Left Eye, Magic and Trigger to impress teenage girls in Bristol who were groomed for so long they believed sexual abuse was simply another part of a loving relationship they thought they had with the men. The victims were passed around the gang’s friends for as little as £30 or "rewarded"

No-no for Joe: Obama becomes toxic to
Democrats with presidential aspirations
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 9:42:13 PM     Post Reply
Et tu, Joe? Whether out of frustration or political necessity, some of President Obama’s closest lieutenants from his first term are distancing themselves from Mr. Obama as 2016 approaches. The latest is none other than Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who usually boasts about the lack of daylight between the president and himself. (Snip) Earlier this year, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized Mr. Obama’s stated principle of foreign policy: “Don’t do stupid stuff.” “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle,” Mrs. Clinton said in an interview.

A Tilt Toward NATO in
Ukraine as Parliament Meets
New York Times, by David M. Herszenhorn    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 9:26:14 PM     Post Reply
Moscow - As Ukraine’s new Parliament, firmly controlled by a coalition of pro-Western parties, convened for the first time on Thursday, President Petro O. Poroshenko urged lawmakers to repeal a 2010 law that codified the country’s nonaligned status in global affairs, and to instead pursue membership in NATO. The Parliament, in two of its most important initial actions, chose Volodymyr Groysman, a close ally of Mr. Poroshenko, as speaker and also re-elected Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk, a technocrat well-loved in the West, as prime minister. Mr. Poroshenko’s remarks were sure to antagonize Russia, which annexed Crimea in March

Doomsday Prophecy: World Ends
In Seven Years, Theologist Predicts
International Business Times, by Athena Yenko    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/27/2014 9:25:12 PM     Post Reply
The end of the world, End Times or what believers termed as the Rapture will happen in seven years, between this very day until 2021 or prior to the Second Coming that is happening between 2018 and 2028, Dr F. Kenston Beshore predicts. Beshore has five doctoral degrees in theology. His predictions are based on his knowledge of the book of Thessalonians and the book of Matthew. "Rapture" is believed to be a peculiar and catastrophic event that will surpass all calamitous occurrences that happened in the world. The theory is founded on the belief that believers of God will


Syrian Electronic Army
Hacks UK, US Media Sites
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/27/2014 8:08:58 PM     Post Reply
British and North American media websites, as well as Wal-Mart´s Canadian unit were hacked today (Thursday) in an attack that is alleged to have been launched by the Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Among UK media sites hit were the Daily Telegraph, and the Independent and Evening Standard out of London. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and New York Daily News in North America also claimed to have been victimized by the attack. Arutz Sheva has also received reports from readers who claim they experienced the hack at the Chicago Tribune website,

NFL player Benjamin Watson´s
Ferguson post on Facebook goes viral
KHQ-TV [Spokane, WA], by Nichole Mischke    Original Article
Posted By: Mainelysane- 11/27/2014 7:42:15 PM     Post Reply
Benjamin Watson who plays for the New Orleans Saints posted the following on his Facebook page and it has since gone viral: "At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:I´M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes. I´M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations

Ferguson grand jury witnesses
often cited fear in testifying
Los Angeles Times, by Tina Susman    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 11/27/2014 7:00:47 PM     Post Reply
This witness was scared. He had Googled himself and found the phrase: "Snitches get stitches." He was scared that black neighbors would find fault with his description of what happened when a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot dead an unarmed black man, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. He was scared that white supremacists would accuse him of hurting Wilson´s case. "I do think of the Ku Klux Klan. I do," he told investigators. From the first day a grand jury met, it is clear that fear and anxiety played major roles in the struggle to paint a precise picture of what unfolded between Wilson and Brown on Aug. 9.

Nearly 1 in 5 Households Will
Celebrate Thanksgiving on
Food Stamps
Cybercast News Service, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/27/2014 6:43:13 PM     Post Reply
Nearly one in five U.S. households will celebrate Thanksgiving on food stamps this year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on participation in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program. Back in fiscal 2000, there were 106,061,000 households in the United States and, according to a USDA report published in November 2012, there was a monthly average of 7,335,000 households—or 6.9 percent—getting food stamps that year. (Graph) As of this August, according to the most recent data released by USDA, there were 22,729,389 households on food stamps.



U.S. Adds Planes to Bolster
Drive to Wipe Out ISIS
New York Times, by Eric Schmitt    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 6:37:39 PM     Post Reply
Shaw AFB, SC - The United States is shifting more attack and surveillance aircraft from Afghanistan to the air war against the Islamic State, deepening American involvement in the conflict and presenting new challenges for the military planners who work here in central South Carolina, far from the targets they will pick for those aircraft. A dozen A-10 ground-attack planes have recently moved from Afghanistan to Kuwait, where they are to start flying missions supporting Iraqi ground troops as early as this week, military officials said. About half a dozen missile-firing Reaper drones will also be redeployed from Afghanistan in

Ronald Reagan: ‘Thanksgiving
Underscores Our Unshakeable
Belief in God as the Foundation
of Our Nation’
Cybercast News Service, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/27/2014 6:34:05 PM     Post Reply
President Ronald Reagan issued a Thanksgiving Day Proclamation on Oct. 13, 1986, stating that "the practice of offering thanksgiving underscores our unshakeable belief in God as the foundation of our nation." Here is the full text of President Reagan´s 1986 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation: Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Rooted deeply in our Judeo-Christian heritage, the practice of offering thanksgiving underscores our unshakeable belief in God as the foundation of our Nation and our firm reliance upon Him from Whom all blessings flow. Both as individuals

Hillary Clinton charged $300k
for UCLA speech, demanded
crudité and diet ginger ale
Washington Times (DC), by Kellan Howell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/27/2014 6:29:34 PM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton charged $300,000 to speak to students and faculty at University of California Los Angeles in March, even after school officials tried to negotiate the deal. According to new documents obtained by the Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act, the school asked for a reduced rate for public universities, but Mrs. Clinton’s representatives said that $300,000 was the “special university rate.” The documents show that planning for Mrs. Clinton’s appearances took over a year, and that representatives managed everything from the size of pillows on armchairs used on stage to

Mexican president Pena Nieto
to overhaul police
BBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 6:23:20 PM     Post Reply
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has announced plans to overhaul the country´s municipal police forces after the disappearance of 43 students. He plans to put all local police units under federal control. The students, all trainee teachers, went missing in September after joining a protest in Iguala, Guerrero state. Their disappearance sparked mass protests, with many still unconvinced by the official explanation that the students were murdered by a drugs gang. (Snip) The reforms would also enable Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug cartels. The overhaul would begin in Mexico´s four most violent states,

Germany to Enforce
Boardroom Quotas for Women
Newsweek Magazine, by Amelia Smith    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 6:10:00 PM     Post Reply
Germany’s top listed companies will be required to have 30% of their board positions filled by women under a law agreed today by Angela Merkel’s coalition parties. The law, due to come into effect in 2016, aims to create greater gender equality in the workplace of Europe’s biggest economy where, despite having a female leader and 40% of the federal cabinet being female, women are significantly under-represented. According to the The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), just 6% of management board positions and 22% of supervisory board seats are held by women among the 30 companies on Germany’s



Renowned crime writer
P.D. James dead at 94
Associated Press, by Jill Lawless    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/27/2014 5:50:27 PM     Post Reply
P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature. James, who has died aged 94, is best known as the creator of sensitive Scotland Yard sleuth Adam Dalgliesh. But her wickedly acute imagination ranged widely, inserting a murder into the mannered world of Jane Austen in "Death Comes to Pemberley" (Snip) Even as a child, she said, she had been interested in death. As a little girl, when someone read "Humpty Dumpty" to her, she asked, "Did he fall or was he pushed?"

White House Thanksgiving;
turkey, ham, 6 pies and more
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/27/2014 4:52:46 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – President Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday´s basics. There´s thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. Don´t forget the green bean casserole, sweet potato gratin, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls. If there´s room for dessert, the Obamas can pick from among six pies: banana cream, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, pecan and cherry. The president said in his weekly radio and Internet address that the first family planned to spend the day with

GOP Address: Tom Cotton Thanks Troops,
Families on Thanksgiving
Breitbart TV, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 11/27/2014 3:42:13 PM     Post Reply
Transcript as follows: Hello, I’m Tom Cotton, Senator-elect from Arkansas. I want to wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving holiday. For nearly as long as we’ve been a people, Americans have set aside a day for public thanksgiving for our many blessings. Many trace our modern Thanksgiving back to the Pilgrims at Plymouth. Despite the hardships of the coming New England winter, the unforgiving terrain and climate, and the dangers of settling a new land, these Pilgrims celebrated a feast to thank God for his provision and protection.

Open Carry Advocates Shadow
#MikeBrown Protesters in Dallas –
No Vandalism Reported (Video)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/27/2014 3:37:46 PM     Post Reply
A group of Open Carry Advocates shadowed #MikeBrown protesters in Dallas during their march Wednesday night. The protesters decided to attend the rally to ensure respect for private property. (Photo, Video) The protesters stayed on the sidewalk the entire march. WFAA reported: Three members of an open carry group called Come and Take It Texas had rifles over their shoulders as they followed a small group of Ferguson protesters who marched through downtown Dallas Wednesday night. Unlike Tuesday night, protesters did not close streets nor did they walk onto a freeway. In fact, this crowd was about a tenth of

Philippine Economy Expanding
Like It’s 1950s on Consumption Boom
Bloomberg, by Karl Lester M. Yap    Original Article
Posted By: mck707- 11/27/2014 3:36:42 PM     Post Reply
Philippine President Benigno Aquino is lifting millions out of poverty and boosting the middle class even as he struggles to increase government spending. Ayala Corp. (AC) is reaping the gains. The nation’s oldest family-controlled company has more than tripled its capital spending in the past five years to expand its property, banking and infrastructure units and cash in on one of the fastest expansions in Asia. Businesses are counting on structural reforms, a young population and rising remittances to keep their revenue surging, while wrestling with port logjams and delayed project rollouts.

US cathedral may become
museum to the slave trade
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/27/2014 3:33:53 PM     Post Reply
PROVIDENCE, R.I. –A plan to open what would be the nation´s only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church´s role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island. The museum at the shuttered Cathedral of St. John, a church where slaves once worshipped, would explore how the church benefited from the trade and helped bring it to an end, said Bishop Nicholas Knisely of the Diocese of Rhode Island. "Our story´s mixed," he said. "We haven´t talked in the country about the role of religion and religious

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