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Saturday, August 29, 2015



Dogton Abbey

House Cats of
Hudson County

The Grand
Budapets Hotel

Hillary Clinton: Republicans Want to Put Immigrants in ‘Boxcars’
Third Reich reference most unfortunate. She'll spend
the weekend paying for it.
Trump Is a Nuisance, Not a Nightmare
Trying to love Trump: A summer beach romance or will
we call for date when everyone is back in town?
Appeals court: NSA can resume bulk data collection
Did anyone really think that there was a big switch that
would have stopped the metadata collection?
Bill Clinton is happy to boost tyrants for cash
A shameful cashing in that bothers not the
collective Clinton conscience.
IRS must say if White House sought taxpayers’ information: Judge
More on the steady chip, chip, chipping away at
Lois Lerner's criminal masterpiece.
The Return of Hillary’s Thing
Drag a $100 bill through the swamp and you'll get Snakehead,
Hillary's favorite viper.
Donald Trump rips into ‘sleazebag perv’ Anthony Weiner
Awkward subject but you can't say Trump isn't right.
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Seeing Freedom in Their Future,
Psychics Reveal All: ‘It’s a Scam, Sir’
New York Times, by Michael Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2015 10:24:34 AM     Post Reply
Is it real? Or a bunch of baloney? It’s a question New Yorkers and visitors to the city may ask themselves when they pass any of the seemingly countless storefront fortunetellers. Celia Mitchell, 38, was pointedly asked that exact question last year: “What is the psychic business? Is it real, or a bunch of baloney?” She answered, “It’s a scam, sir.” “The whole thing is a scam?” “Yes.” Ms. Mitchell would know. She herself was a psychic. But after making a living portraying herself as a vessel of supernatural powers, she was coming clean. She worked out of shops on Ninth Avenue in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan.

Deputy fatally shot from behind
at Houston gas station
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/29/2015 10:11:51 AM     Post Reply
HOUSTON — A sheriff´s deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was pumping gas into his vehicle about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff´s Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. Once the deputy fell to the ground, the suspect fired more shots. Police described the suspect as a dark-complexioned male who is believed to be between 20 and 25 years old, and stands about 5-foot-10 to 6-feet

Trumpalooza: We’ve seen this show before
Yahoo News, by Matthew Dallek    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/29/2015 10:03:38 AM     Post Reply
If all you knew about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign came from commentary in the media, you would think it was unfathomable, stunning and unprecedented in American history. Trump, the Boston Globe announced, “is forging a new path in American politics.” A Guardian headline called Trump’s candidacy a “populist, celebrity-driven first.” Salon described Trump as taking “personality politics to a whole new depressing level.” But, if you look closer at the historical record, Trump is not such a novel phenomenon; in fact, his outsize personality, outsider status, conspicuous wealth, gift for exploiting a hot-button social issue and TV fame have a long



Why does Trump remain atop
the polls? You can still blame
the media.
Washington Post, by John Sides    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/29/2015 9:59:00 AM     Post Reply
Cranky Reader: Sides, you are an idiot. Me: Cranky Reader! Welcome back. It’s been a long time since you’ve been in touch. CR: Unfortunately, it hasn’t been a long time since you’ve been dead wrong about a presidential election. Me: What did I do now? CR: Remember how a few weeks ago you said to “blame the media” for Trump’s surge? And how there is this cycle of “discovery, scrutiny, and decline” for primary candidates? You know, in your stupid book? Well, Trump’s been scrutinized a million times since then. And his poll numbers are just as strong! Where’s the decline? Me: I’ve got some

St. Paul braces for protest march
at Minnesota State Fair today
StarTribune [Minneapolis], by Stephen Montemayor    Original Article
Posted By: voxpopuli- 8/29/2015 9:25:18 AM     Post Reply
Nearly 900 supporters of Black Lives Matter St. Paul are expected to participate in a march and rally outside the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday, a move that has officials beefing up a police presence to ensure a peaceful protest. The group announced its plans last week to disrupt operations by marching north from Hamline Park along Snelling Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. in an effort to raise awareness about issues that plague black communities, and also to call attention to alleged disparity issues at the fair, which organizers say has not been welcoming to minority vendors or patrons.

Could Trump be preparing to name a running
mate who makes him look like a safe pair
of hands? Rumors swill that Sarah Palin
is in the frame - despite 2008 disaster
Daily Mail [UK], by Khaleda Rahman    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/29/2015 8:56:19 AM     Post Reply
Speaking to Extra TV, Palin said: ‘He is just getting crucified out there just for telling the truth. He’s doing a good job of that.’ She added: ‘He’s leading other candidates and having to talk about the issues that average Joe Six-Pack American wants to hear and wants to talk about.’ The Donald sparked rumors last month by saying he would ‘love’ to have Palin as a running mate. ‘Well, there are so many good potential female running mates out there, and male running mates,’ she said. Republican Party strategist Rick Wilson described the Trump and Palin´s pairing as a

Donald Trump rips into
‘sleazebag perv’ Anthony Weiner
New York Post, by Bob Fredericks    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 8/29/2015 7:58:18 AM     Post Reply
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump on Friday ripped longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her hubby Anthony Weiner, calling the ex-Congressman a “perv” and a “sleazebag” during a speech in Boston.Trump said that Abedin — whose first name he repeatedly mispronounced “Ooma” — worked closely with the former first lady and has access to classified information. “And who is Huma married to?” Trump asked, according to The Hill. “One of the great sleazebags of our time, Anthony Weiner.” Trump noted that he “knew him before they caught him with the —“ he trailed off, again mimicking typing on a phone,



Is Ohio the Next Home
Of Hanging Chads?
Politico, by Nicholas Kusnetz    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2015 5:10:54 AM     Post Reply
Columbus, Ohio—In America’s quintessential swing state, aging voting machines and partisan battles are casting doubt over the fairness of the 2016 election. Immediately after the 2004 election, when tens of thousands of Ohioans waited hours to vote, the state enacted a series of reforms that began to address the worst of that year’s nightmares. But now much of that progress is in danger of being undone. The Buckeye State is far from alone. Politicians and advocates are waging similar battles across the country, but the stakes may be highest here, in perhaps the most important of swing states on the national

Hillary Clinton Really Is
Coming For Your Guns
Daily Beast, by Jackie Kucinich    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2015 5:04:52 AM     Post Reply
Some politicians talk about gun control once in a while. Clinton has been pushing to curb firearms for decades. No wonder the NRA has vowed to bring her down. “Something is deeply wrong,” Hillary Clinton told the audience at the Democratic National Committee on Friday. Earlier in the week, a gunman killed two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, on live television, just days before an unstable person with a gun murdered a highway state trooper in Louisiana. It all points to a national sickness, an impotence when it comes to curbing the spread of firearms to dangerous individuals, Clinton said. “I believe

Another ‘Barbarous Relic’
New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2015 4:58:25 AM     Post Reply
That’s the headline over a Financial Times editorial calling on authorities to consider phasing out the use of cash — by everyone, not just governments. This is what it has come down to. The government has run down the value of the dollar to less than 2% of what it was worth when our parents were born. Now it is itching to ban the use of banknotes and gets an endorsement from, of all broadsheets, the “world business newspaper.” The FT refers to the banknotes as “another ‘barbarous relic,’” which, it says, is the “moniker Keynes gave to gold.” Actually, it

What happened when Brad Pitt and his
architects came to rebuild New Orleans
Washington Post, by Peter Whoriskey    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/29/2015 4:50:20 AM     Post Reply
After Hurricane Katrina, movie star Brad Pitt descended on New Orleans to help rebuild the Lower Ninth, one of the city´s hardest hit neighborhoods. With him, came a retinue of star architects: Thom Mayne. Shigeru Ban. Frank Gehry. Among others. Each has won the Pritzker Prize, sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize of Architecture. Now, ten years after the storm, one might ask: What has all that talent achieved? The answer, in the most basic sense, is that Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation has built more than 100 houses, all equipped with solar panels and other eco-friendly flourishes, for families who



The Life and Death of the American Lawn
Atlantic Wire, by Megan Garber    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/29/2015 4:47:02 AM     Post Reply
The hashtag #droughtshaming—which primarily exists, as its name suggests, to publicly decry people who have failed to do their part to conserve water during California’s latest drought—has claimed many victims. Anonymous lawn-waterers. Anonymous sidewalk-washers. The city of Beverly Hills. The tag’s most high-profile shamee thus far, however, has been the actor Tom Selleck. Who was sued earlier this summer by Ventura County’s Calleguas Municipal Water District for the alleged theft of hydrant water, supposedly used to nourish his 60-acre ranch. Which includes, this being California, an avocado farm, and also an expansive lawn. The case was settled out of court on

Trump Is a Nuisance, Not a Nightmare
Bloomberg View, by Ramesh Ponnuru    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2015 4:43:58 AM     Post Reply
Donald Trump is not high on my list of people who ought to be the president of the United States. I would prefer a candidate who has a track record of conservatism. Who supports free trade. Who has served in elective office. Who can keep his petty resentments below the surface. And who doesn’t casually slander whole ethnic groups or call reporters “bimbos” for asking him tough questions. But even after weeks and weeks of what has become the Summer of Trump, I can’t get worked up about him. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry said that Trump is “a cancer on

Hillary’s rookie errors with
classified information
Washington Times, by Daniel Gallington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/29/2015 4:39:56 AM     Post Reply
When I write an op-ed — including this one — I am required to submit a draft to the CIA’s Pre-publication Review Board and also the security officer at the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. This is to make sure that I don’t inadvertently disclose something that I learned when I had access to highly classified information. Actually, I very much respect this process, because it protects me as well as the government. Anyone who has ever held a Special Intelligence/Talent Keyhole (SI/TK) clearance — which is granted by the CIA — is required to do this for life, and

Sarah Palin brands Univision anchor
Jorge Ramos a ´dangerous activist´
during Republican love-in interview
with Trump
Daily Mail (UK), by Chris Pleasance    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2015 4:37:30 AM     Post Reply
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has hit out at Univision anchor Jorge Ramos during an interview, branding him a ´dangerous activist´. Speaking about Ramos being ejected from a Trump press conference for shouting questions about immigration, Palin said: ´You sure schooled that radical activist. He´s not doing that again.´ Palin made her remarks while asking Trump about the unfair treatment she claimed conservatives receive from the media, asking The Donald whether he felt he was treated badly over the incident. Scroll down for video -(Photos) Trump reminded Palin that he is currently suing Univision for $500million after cancelling his Miss



A Break in the Khobar Towers Case
New York Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/29/2015 4:36:33 AM     Post Reply
The 1996 terrorist attack on Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 United States airmen was among the defining events of America’s recent experience in the Middle East. But there has been no judicial accountability. With the reported arrest of the man accused of masterminding the crime, a resolution of the case may be closer. The truck bombing at the eight-story dormitory near the Dharan Air Base was the deadliest such attack on American forces since the 1983 bombing of the Marines’ barracks in Beirut that killed 241 American service members. In 2006, a federal court concluded that elements of

Hillary Is In the Zone
of Maximum Danger
Weekly Standard, by Jonathan V. Last    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2015 4:29:58 AM     Post Reply
Let´s check in with the big 2016 news from last week: Jim Gilmore? He gone. From the CNN debate, that is. I expect he´ll be formally gone from the race soon and whoever manages to scoop up his support will be in the driver´s seat to Cleveland. I kid, obviously. I´m dead serious, however, when I say that the next few weeks will likely determine the outcome of the Democratic nomination. Because Hillary Clinton is now in the zone of maximum danger. It´s never good when a candidate is being linked to an ongoing FBI investigation, as Clinton is with her

Bill Clinton is happy to
boost tyrants for cash
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2015 4:26:19 AM     Post Reply
If you needed more proof the Clintons aren’t beyond dirty money, newly public e-mails reveal that Bill wanted to give lucrative speeches in North Korea and Congo while Hillary was running the State Department. North Korea, of course, is perhaps the most repressive country on the planet. Congo’s not quite as bad, but a “mandatory” part of the package there was posing for photos with not one but two dictators — one of them the ruler of the world’s poorest nation, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nice way to cash in on your cachet as a former president of the United States

Hillary Clinton: Republicans Want
to Put Immigrants in ‘Boxcars’
American Spectator, by Emily Zanotti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2015 4:23:22 AM     Post Reply
Very few people called Hillary Clinton out on her "Republicans are terrorists" comment from yesterday, so she appears to be doubling down on the inappropriate historical allusions. Today, though, instead of saying that Republicans were just like those guys in the Middle East who sell women into sex slavery, mutilate their genitals, gang rape them repeatedly and then sell their organs on the black market for cash, she noted that Republicans who oppose immigration reform are just like those Nazis who rounded up Europe´s Jewish population in railroad cars bound for concentration camps. Clinton was asked by a reporter how

Obama on Israel Relationship: ‘My Best
Friends Are the Ones I Can Be Honest
With’ If ‘I Think They’re Wrong’
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/29/2015 4:14:04 AM     Post Reply
President Obama argued for the Iran nuclear deal in a webcast to the Jewish community today, saying that Iran won’t be spending their sanctions-relief windfall on anything nefarious that they haven’t already been doing. The event was hosted by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and The Jewish Federations of North America, which earlier in the month heard from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Iran is a regional power; it’s not a superpower. The money that they’re obtaining is money that has been frozen under sanctions. They will get about $56 billion back, but they’re going to


Ted Cruz Is Stalking Donald Trump
National Journal, by Tim Alberta    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/29/2015 4:05:08 AM     Post Reply
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama—Four days after Donald Trump drew tens of thousands of supporters to a modest, multipurpose football arena in this state, Ted Cruz stood 200 miles away inside a glass-enclosed suite overlooking the north end zone inside legendary Denny-Bryant Stadium. Here, in the home of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Cruz offered blistering critiques identical to those delivered by Trump—a nation in decline, an immigration crisis, a government corrupted by career politicians in both parties. Yet Cruz, speaking to several hundred suit-and-tie Republicans at a plated dinner, offered key distinctions of style and substance. In a rhetorical routine perfected in Ivy League

Why US must keep a close eye
on Russia´s plans for the Arctic
Fox Opinion, by David M. Slayton    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/29/2015 4:01:28 AM     Post Reply
"The North Pole is Ours!” read the headline of Rossiiskaya Gazeta -- the Russian government daily newspaper of record -- on May 20. In today’s circumstances of heightened tensions with the West, Vladimir Putin needs victories, which may also make the country less pragmatic and more concerned about identity politics and symbols. Against that context, we have the most significant physical event on our planet since the end of the last ice age is taking place today – the opening of the Arctic. Activity in all the high north is likely to continue to increase, together with fish stocks and

EPA says clean water rule in
effect despite court ruling
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/29/2015 3:54:59 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. The EPA says the rule, which took effect Friday in more than three dozen states, will safeguard drinking water for millions of Americans. Opponents pledged to continue to fight the rule, emboldened by a federal court decision Thursday that blocked it from Alaska to Arkansas. "We see this (rule) as very hurtful to farmers and ranchers and we´re going to do everything to stop it politically,"

U.N. watchdog: Construction
spotted at Iranian military site
CNN, by Laura Koran    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/29/2015 3:51:52 AM     Post Reply
A new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency -- the U.N.´s nuclear watchdog -- indicates Iran is in broad compliance with its nuclear commitments, but also notes with concern indications of construction activity at the Parchin military site, where Iran is suspected of having carried out covert nuclear-related activities in the past. The document -- part of the agency´s routine review of Iran´s program -- states that the IAEA "has continued to observe, through satellite imagery, the presence of vehicles, equipment and probable construction materials." "In addition," the report continues, "a small extension to an existing building appears to have been

Boarded buildings and bullet-ridden
walls: Pictures show the dark underbelly
of one of America´s most dangerous cities
Daily Mail (UK), by James Dunn    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2015 3:47:30 AM     Post Reply
These haunting images show the bullet-ridden walls and derelict buildings show the dark side of one of America´s most dangerous neighborhoods. Camden is the most dangerous city in New Jersey, where your chances of becoming a victim of crime are one in 13. Bullet holes pictured here are evidence of the fact that there are nearly 2,000 violent crimes committed in this small city every year, and 57 of those are murders. Scroll down for video -(Photos) In the last few weeks alone, there have been a number of high-profile and bloody murders on the city´s streets. On Sunday, a

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