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Shirley Sherrod seeks Breitbart´s widow
as substitute in defamation lawsuit
Politico, by Dylan Byers    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 10/6/2013 9:13:52 PM     Post Reply
A year and a half after the death of Andrew Breitbart, Shirley Sherrod is taking legal action to have the conservative journalist´s widow substitute as defendant in the Sherrod vs. Breitbart defamation lawsuit. The motion, which Sherrod filed in Washington´s U.S. District Court last month, seeks to make Susannah Breitbart responsible for providing financial recovery for "libel and slander" caused by the Breitbart-publicized videos that led to her resignation in 2010. Mrs. Breitbart objected to the motion on Saturday. Sherrod, a former Agriculture Department employee, was forced to resign after Breitbart publicized videos from a 2010 NAACP speech in which

Russia planning ´near-total surveillance´
of visitors, athletes at Sochi Winter Olympics
Telegraph (U.K.), by Roland Oliphant    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 10/6/2013 9:10:45 PM     Post Reply
Security measures at the Sochi winter Olympics will include such extensive electronic eavesdropping and surveillance that the US State Department has advised Americans headed to Russia to leave smart phones and laptops at home, an investigation has revealed.Research by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, two Russian investigative journalists who specialise in covering the security services, reveals a picture of near-total surveillance, Soldatov said. The Russian authorities have gone to great lengths to lay on the best communications support any Olympic event has seen at the February games, including 4G coverage and free WiFi throughout the city of Sochi. But Soldatov and Borogan´s

IT experts skeptical Obamacare
website has just “traffic” problem
Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 10/6/2013 9:07:56 PM     Post Reply
The other day, I wrote that long wait times are not the only issue with the Obamacare website, highlighting my skepticism of the administration’s claims that high volume was to blame for all the glitches in the system. t turns out that Reuters news agency spoke with five technology experts who expressed similar skepticism and question the architecture of the Obamacare website. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which oversaw development of the [Obamacare] site, declined to make any of its IT experts available for interviews. CGI Group Inc, the Canadian contractor that built HealthCare.gov, is “declining to comment

  


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Tom Hanks quips: ‘Four
more years’ for Obama
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/6/2013 8:09:12 PM     Post Reply
Conspiracy theorists, be on alert. Hollywood icon Tom Hanks may not have been joking when he said he wanted President Obama to run for a third term — over the prohibitions of the Constitution. Mr. Hanks, who’s starring in the soon-to-be-released “Captain Phillips” and was in Washington, D.C., this week for a premiere showing at the Newseum, declared his choice for president for 2016: Mr. Obama, The Hill reported. “I’m voting for Barack Obama, 2016,” he said. “Yes I am. Four more years.” Mr. Hanks reportedly laughed while speaking. But do a Bing search on “Obama seeks third term,” and the more than

Obama Doesn´t Rule Out Using 14th
Amendment To Raise The Debt Limit
ABC News, by Mary Bruce    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/6/2013 8:07:36 PM     Post Reply
With the October 17 deadline to raise the debt limit rapidly approaching, President Obama is not specifically ruling out using the 14th Amendment to increase the nation´s borrowing ability if the political impasse continues and Congress fails to do so, but says he does not expect the fight to get to that point. "I´m pretty willing to bet that there are enough votes in the House of Representatives right now to make sure that the United States doesn´t end up being a deadbeat. The only thing that´s preventing that from happening is Speaker Boehner calling the vote," the president told The

Americans at War in Africa
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/6/2013 8:06:32 PM     Post Reply
The tide of war against al Qaeda is expanding, as two weekend raids by U.S. commandos illustrate. The raids show the skill and reach of American special forces, but also the enduring nature of this conflict with Islamists and the need to counter its African expansion. Special forces and U.S. intelligence scored a major victory in snatching Abu Anas al-Libi outside his home in Tripoli in Libya. Al-Libi is wanted as one of the plotters behind the 1998 bombing of U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 and injured more than 4,000 innocents. The al Qaeda leader had resettled

Bill Ayers: I was
Sarah Palin’s road kill
Salon, by Bill Ayers    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/6/2013 7:52:50 PM     Post Reply
“This is not a man who sees America as you see it and how I see America,” vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin cried out to the agitated crowd during a 2008 campaign rally, referring to then-Senator Barack Obama. “We see America as the greatest force for good in this world” and as a “beacon of light and hope for others who seek freedom and democracy.” This was how “real Americans” saw things, according to Palin. As for Obama, he’s “someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own

  


  

Warning bells: Is US shutdown a
brewing African-American revolt?
The Times of India, by Chidanand Rajghatta    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/6/2013 7:51:42 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON: The US government shutdown enters its fifth day, a week after the horrific carnage by a mentally ill African-American man in which he kills a dozen people before he is cut down by police. An emotionally unstable African-American woman crashes a security fence near the White House and leads a hair-trigger alert cops on a high-speed car chase before she is mowed down by cops using overwhelming force. On Friday, another man, also African-American, pours gasoline on himself in front of the Capitol sets fire to himself in a rare attempt at self-immolation in the United States. It is not

White soldier, 20, ´stabbed
to death by group of African
American men in possible hate crime´
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 10/6/2013 7:38:09 PM     Post Reply
A 20-year-old white soldier was stabbed to death on Saturday in what authorities believe could be a hate crime. After a desperate 911 call, officers discovered Tevin A. Geike, a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, in a parking lot in Lakewood, Washington suffering multiple stab wounds just after 2:30 a.m. He died at the scene. The victim´s two friends, also soldiers and also white, told police they were walking south on Pacific Highway when a vehicle approached them and someone inside called out a racial slur. One of the soldiers yelled back something about those in the car

Boy Boards Plane To Vegas
At MSP Without Ticket
CBS [Minneapolis] & AP, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 10/6/2013 6:48:42 PM     Post Reply
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy was able to get through security and onto a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport without a ticket, an airport spokesman said Sunday. Security officials screened the boy at airport shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said. The boy then boarded Delta Flight 1651, which left for Las Vegas at 11:15 a.m. (Snip) A spokesperson with the Transportation Security Agency pointed out that staffing is currently low due to the number of employees furloughed in the wake of the federal government shutdown, but frontline officers are working

Shutdown halts federal regs
The Hill, by Ben Goad and Julian Hattem    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/6/2013 6:45:10 PM     Post Reply
The government shutdown has all but turned off the regulatory spigot, reducing the flow of new rules from federal agencies to a trickle. [WATCH VIDEO] Regulators and proponents of stronger protections warn that rulemaking delays will jeopardize public safety and health. But some conservatives say the reprieve from red tape is welcome, even if it doesn’t last long. “We’re very pleased that the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to wreck the U.S. economy with more and more heavy-handed and colossally expensive regulations has been put on hold,” said Myron Ebell, director of the right-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute’s energy and environment center. “By and

  


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Nine Year Old Keeps
Climbing with Delta
Guardian Express [Las Vegas, NV], by Paul Roy    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/6/2013 6:35:07 PM     Post Reply
A few years ago, Delta Airlines ran an ad campaign with the theme “Keep Climbing.” That’s exactly what a nine year old boy did when he managed to sneak aboard a plane at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport Thursday and fly to Las Vegas. He had no ticket or boarding pass when he walked by airport security and boarded the Delta Airlines flight. The boy has not been identified but officials say his parents are cooperating. During the flight the flight crew did think it was suspicious that the boy was traveling alone and didn’t have a seat assignment and

California’s New Feudalism
Benefits a Few at the
Expense of the Multitude
Daily Beast, by Joel Kotkin    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/6/2013 6:28:08 PM     Post Reply
California has been the source of much innovation, from agribusiness and oil to fashion and the digital world. Historically much richer than the rest of the country, it was also the birthplace, along with Levittown, of the mass-produced suburb, freeways, much of our modern entrepreneurial culture, and of course mass entertainment. For most of a century, for both better and worse, California has defined progress, not only for America but for the world. As late as the 80s, California was democratic in a fundamental sense, a place for outsiders and, increasingly, immigrants—roughly 60 percent of the population was considered middle

Supreme Court Prepares for a
Year of Big Cases
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ken Klukowski    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/6/2013 6:15:48 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, Oct. 7, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin its annual term, which will continue until mid-summer 2014. Although the justices will continue taking new cases until January, there are already a number of significant cases on the docket that should impact the nation for years to come. On Oct. 8—during this first week—the Court will hear McCutcheon v. FEC. This is a follow-up to the famous 2010 Citizens United case. Federal law limits the amount of money that a person can give to candidates and political action committees. In McCutcheon, the Supreme Court will decide whether aggregate limits—limiting

Tiger Woods delivers clinching
point in Presidents Cup win
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 10/6/2013 5:47:59 PM     Post Reply
Dublin, Ohio - The Presidents Cup ended Sunday the same way it always goes — an American celebration after Tiger Woods delivers the winning point. Woods´ back flared up on him again in the final hour at Muirfield Village. He still managed to hang on to beat Richard Sterne, 1 up, to give the Americans the 18 points they needed to win the Presidents Cup for the fifth consecutive time. It was the third straight Presidents Cup that Woods won the cup-clinching match — all three with Fred Couples as the captain. “It was a team effort this whole week,”

  


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Erin Andrews fires back after
David Pollack´s sexist remark
Los Angeles Times, by Dan Loumena    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/6/2013 5:02:43 PM     Post Reply
Erin Andrews, who gained fame as an ESPN sideline reporter, fired back at her former employer when poking fun at football analyst David Pollack, who opened mouth and inserted foot Saturday morning with a sexist remark regarding women not belonging on the college football playoff selection committee. Pollack was reacting to news that former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to be named to the committee. Pollack, a former Georgia player, said on ESPN´s "GameDay" show that he didn´t think women belonged on a committee that will choose the top four teams for the new playoff format that begins

Maher Mocks WWII Vets:
´Nobody Said They Were
the Brightest Generation´
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/6/2013 4:56:48 PM     Post Reply
On Friday evening, enraged at World War II veterans who had the temerity to move aside President Obama’s barricades to visit the World War II Memorial, HBO’s Bill Maher launched into a broadside against the brave veterans, labeling them dumb. "The other thing that apparently was so important for the Republicans to keep open was the World War II Memorial in Washington. That was closed, so a bunch of the World War II vets knocked down the barriers and stormed it,” Maher said, to the laughter of his audience.

Man who intervened in NYC
biker-SUV brawl says he ´felt
intense danger´ as he protected driver
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 10/6/2013 4:52:27 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK – A New York City man who intervened in the beating of a driver pulled from his car and set upon by a group of bikers said Sunday he "felt intense danger" as he protected the assaulted man. Sergio Consuegra told reporters that he wishes he could have done more. He had been on his way to church on Sept. 29 when he saw an SUV stop on 178th Street in Manhattan and a group of motorcyclists approach. (Snip) Consuegra said the riders started hitting the car, and that one of them tried to grab Lien´s wife, who was

Two D.C. Attacks and a Series
of Unfortunate "Coincidences"
Canada Free Press, by Erik Rush    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 10/6/2013 4:46:54 PM     Post Reply
So - what do you think are the odds that within a few weeks of each other, two 34 year-old black people from Brooklyn, New York, with nothing in common so far as is known, begin acting out in the same U.S. city in such a manifestly dangerous manner after claiming to have been exposed to vague, arcane technology that they wind up having to be put down like animals by the local constabulary? I thought so… At this juncture, I’m sure that any other connections that may have existed between Miriam Carey (the woman who used her car as a weapon

Chronicle of a Death Retold
Vanity Fair, by James Wolcott    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/6/2013 4:43:26 PM     Post Reply
It will be an anniversary draped in black crêpe and ribboned with old newsreels, a day of somber re-appraisals by the usual bores and lurid speculations by the usual loons. But beneath the cacophony, not all of it generated by Chris Matthews’s yap, will rest the severed feeling of irretrievable, inexplicable loss. Fifty years ago, on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated riding in a motorcade cruising through Dallas’s Dealey Plaza, the top of his head torn off by a rifle shot fired from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, his brain matter spilling

  



Iraq War veteran denied university´s
lottery win, so rival school pays up
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/6/2013 4:31:47 PM     Post Reply
At the unlikely intersection of collegiate athletics, military affairs and community altruism, you’ll find Matt Zajac. KVIA 7 reports the Army veteran, who lost both legs in Iraq in 2007, at first seemed to win a $2,000 prize after his name was drawn from a lottery during last week’s New Mexico State University football game against San Diego State. New Mexico State University reportedly holds the drawings during home games as part of a “fan incentive program” to encourage attendance by students. The 26-year-old Zajac is currently studying mechanical engineering at the institution. However, the station reports school officials deemed Zajac ineligible for the

The Temptation of Relying
on Anti-Terror Raids
Commentary Magazine, by Max Boot    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/6/2013 4:21:43 PM     Post Reply
The paradox, and saving grace, of the Obama presidency is that while the president is indecisive about big things–the Afghan surge, intervention in Syria, entitlement reform, repealing the sequester, reopening the federal government, even the fast disappearing “Pacific pivot”–he is very decisive about ordering drone strikes and Special Operations Forces (SOF) raids on terrorist targets. Indeed, Obama may well be the most SOF-friendly president we have ever had. This weekend, acting on the president’s orders, Special Operations teams came ashore in both Somalia and Libya. In the latter country, the operators captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, alias Abu Anas al-Liby, who

5 Lessons For Entrepreneurs
From Obamacare´s Failed Launch
Forbes, by Joseph Steinberg    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/6/2013 4:21:40 PM     Post Reply
Recent polls show that a majority of Americans would prefer to delay or terminate implementation of the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), AKA Obamacare. While some citizens certainly oppose the law for ideological or macro-economic reasons, it is fascinating that many people who both originally supported the law and whom stand to gain from its enactment have become increasingly uneasy with its actual implementation. Behind this phenomenon is a tremendous teaching opportunity for entrepreneurs, offering us all five clear lessons. 1. Communicate to dispel fear of change People naturally fear change, and societal changes that substantially impact

Gloria Allred’s defense of
‘innocent’ injured biker
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/6/2013 4:18:27 PM     Post Reply
We knew it was looking bad for Alexian Lien even after the beating he took from angry bikers Sunday afternoon. We just didn’t know how bad until we caught Friday’s press conference by Gloria Allred. The celebrity attorney announced she will be representing the “innocent victim” of Sunday’s chaos: biker Edwin Mieses. It’s true that Mieses has suffered terrible leg and spine injuries stemming from the confrontation on the West Side Highway. It’s also true Lien ran Mieses over when he tried to escape bikers who had surrounded the Lien family SUV. But let’s be clear: Whatever happened to Mieses happened because

John Boehner, Ted Cruz: Upcoming
debt-ceiling vote will have conditions
Wall Street Journal, by David Eldridge    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/6/2013 2:59:14 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker John A. Boehner and other Republicans made it clear Sunday they expect compromises from Democrats on spending in exchange for raising the country’s debt ceiling. “We’re not going to pass a clean debt-limit increase. I told the president there’s no way we’re going to pass one,” Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said on ABC’s “This Week.” “The votes are not in the House to pass a clean debt limit. And the president is risking default by not having a conversation with us.” Sen. Ted Cruz echoed the speaker’s comments and pushed back at President Obama, who has dismissed demands

Four U.S. troops killed in
south Afghanistan
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/6/2013 2:54:37 PM     Post Reply
KABUL, Afghanistan A bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, American and Afghan officials said. They were the latest casualties in a 12-year conflict that shows no signs of slowing down despite a drawdown in foreign forces. The U.S.-led international military coalition says four of its service members were killed in the south, and a military official confirmed all were Americans killed by an "improvised explosive device." Their deaths bring the toll among foreign forces to 132 this year, of which 102 are from the United States. At least 2,146 members of the U.S. military have died

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