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Monday, March 30, 2015



Dogton Abbey

House Cats of
Hudson County

The Grand
Budapets Hotel

As deadline looms for Iran nuclear deal, will talks fall apart?
John Kerry finds himself in deep Chelo-Kabab as big boom looms.
In Lausanne, Mr. Motthagi sums it up
Catastrophe should arrive on schedule.
Obama, son of anarchy in the scrambled Middle East
A desperate Obama's stance...take any deal, pay any price.
Where have all her emails gone?
The papers, my friend, are blowing in the wind.
Hillary Clinton's Unpardonable Scandal Trail
"Hillary Clinton is a public servant, not a queen.
Perhaps she deleted the memo."
Obama's Mental Health: A Checklist
How seriously wacko is he? Let us count the ways.
Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]

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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,

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

New spa-like abortion clinic is part of
a trend to ‘destigmatize’ the procedure
Washington Post, by Sandhya Somashekhar    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/30/2015 4:57:51 PM     Post Reply
With its natural wood floors and plush upholstery, Carafem aims to feel more like a spa than a medical clinic. But the slick ads set to go up in Metro stations across the Washington region leave nothing to doubt: “Abortion. Yeah, we do that.” The clinic, opening this week in tony Friendship Heights, specializes in the abortion pill and will be unique for its advertising. Its unabashed approach also reflects a new push to destigmatize the nation’s most controversial medical procedure by talking about it openly and unapologetically. Plagued by political setbacks in recent years, abortion-rights activists are now seeking to normalize


Ted Cruz´s team says this is
the proof that he can run for US
president despite his Canadian roots
Business Insider, by Hunter Walker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/30/2015 4:36:03 PM     Post Reply
According to his campaign team, two top lawyers definitively settled the question of whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is eligible to run for US president with an article published in the Harvard Law Review earlier this month. In an email to Business Insider last week, Cruz´s senior adviser Catherine Frazier said the campaign is pointing any reporters who ask about Cruz´s eligibility to the March 11 article by Neal Katyal and Paul Clement. "Any coverage on this issue should include the Harvard Law Review article by Katyal and Clement," Frazier wrote. Questions have been raised about Cruz´s eligibility as he

In Venezuela Elections,
Too Many Dead Vote
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami], by Andres Oppenheimer    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/30/2015 4:35:17 PM     Post Reply
MIAMI -- While U.S. and Latin American officials say that Venezuela’s political crisis should be solved through upcoming legislative elections, recent testimony before the U.S. Senate raised many questions: It said Venezuela’s voting registry includes the names of so many dead, many states have more registered voters than people. In March 17 testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Russ Dallen, editor in chief of the Caracas-based Latin American Herald Tribune, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government is overseeing a voting process that almost guarantees electoral fraud in the legislative elections tentatively scheduled for September. Before we get into whether

Obama to visit Kenya
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/30/2015 4:22:54 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Barack Obama will make a long-awaited trip to Kenya later this year, visiting his father´s homeland for the first time since becoming US president six years ago, the White House said on Monday. During the long-promised visit this July, Obama will attend a Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the east African nation, a statement said. Obama has visited Africa four times since becoming president, but has not visited the country where he still has relatives. For much of Obama´s presidency, Kenya´s leaders have been under a cloud of prosecution by the International Criminal Court. Uhuru Kenyatta was indicted over the country´s 2007-08 post-election

Spokesman found dead weeks after
Missouri auditor Tom Schweich’s suicide
Washington Post, by Abby Phillip    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/30/2015 4:17:39 PM     Post Reply
The tragedy in the office of late Missouri state auditor Tom Schweich has deepened. A month after Schweich died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound amid an alleged political smear campaign focused on his faith, a top aide appears to have committed suicide by the same means, police said. Robert “Spence” Jackson, who served as Schweich’s media director, was found dead in his bedroom Sunday, Jefferson City police said in a statement. Police have not released any details about the timing of Jackson’s death, but they did say that there were no signs of a struggle or forced entry into the

Obama supports reduction in
military retirement pay
Washington Times (DC), by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/30/2015 4:13:46 PM     Post Reply
President Obama said Monday he supports the recommendations of a military commission that would reduce the size of traditional military retirement pay by about 20 percent and offer a new defined-contribution benefit for troops who leave before 20 years of service. In a letter to congressional leaders, Mr. Obama said the proposals are “an important step forward in protecting the long-term viability of the all-volunteer force, improving quality-of-life for service members and their families, and ensuring the fiscal sustainability of the military compensation and retirement systems.” Mr. Obama said he has directed his advisers to refine some recommendations, and that the

The Army puts on a heavy metal
tour of Eastern Europe for Mr
Putin: US armor rolls across the
continent and is met by delighted*
Daily Mail (UK), by Kieran Corcoran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/30/2015 4:10:38 PM     Post Reply
Flag-waving supporters of the United States flooded the streets of Prague today to cheer on a highly visible display of U.S. military might rolling through Europe. Dozens of Stars and Stripes flags, as well as symbols of the Nato military alliance, thronged the capital of the Czech Republic as American soldiers were given a warm welcome by the locals. Armored carriers, including Stryker multi-purpose fighting vehicles, rolled down the highways before coming to a temporary stop in the city´s historic streets as part of an overt show of strength to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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