News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Sun, 26 37 2014 09:37:39 GMT Sun, 26 37 2014 09:37:39 GMT Untruth and Consequences in Ferguson Sun, 26 29 2014 09:29:58 GMT f43e1b7fff8cf7da24c3ca551b1405251131cb3c Daily Beast, by Matt Lewis Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 26 29 2014 09:29:58 GMT We’re only now starting to learn what happened the day Michael Brown was shot. But how much will the truth really matter at this point? It’s time we admit something: Increasingly, it’s starting to look like Officer Darren Wilson acted appropriately that fateful day in Ferguson. Now, until now, I have not weighed in on the Michael Brown shooting—except peripherally. I wrote about how it made conservatives lose faith in the police, discussed the temptation for journalists to become part of the story they are covering, and suggested the media’s incessant coverage might have fanned the Ferguson flames. But even for someone like Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent’ Blacks ‘Brainwashed’ To Keep Successful Black Men Down Sun, 26 23 2014 09:23:08 GMT 86f0bee55e389045e1e7e330aa9e36be3420d5b0 Daily Caller, by Alex Griswold Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 23 2014 09:23:08 GMT NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley spoke candidly about the problems facing the black community when appearing on a Philadelphia radio station, accusing “unintelligent,” “brainwashed” African'Americans of keeping successful ones down. While appearing on “Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis,” Barkley was asked about a rumor that Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was getting criticism from his black teammates for not being, quote, “black enough.” Barkley went on a long monologue on the subject: ”Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because Academic fraud or not, UNC students likely will keep degrees Sun, 26 18 2014 09:18:13 GMT 203b8c8e07f4a006eae5504513d8b80333561507 CNN, by Sara Gamm Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 18 2014 09:18:13 GMT Chapel Hill, North Carolina '' What happens to the 3,100 students who enrolled in fake classes and now have a degree stamped with the seal of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill '' an institution consistently ranked among the nation´s top public schools? Likely nothing. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is currently reviewing a scathing report, prepared by former federal prosecutor Ken Wainstein, which showed thousands of UNC students took fraudulent classes, some of them multiple times. But Belle Wheelan, the president of the association '' which is charged with accrediting degree'granting higher education institutions in the South, from Virginia Union demands send Japanese firm, obs packing from California town Sun, 26 17 2014 09:17:52 GMT a01230d8d277242a150382065cbe495ba374f3ea Fox News, by Perry Chiaramonte Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 17 2014 09:17:52 GMT The California city of Palmdale was ready to roll out the red carpet this summer when a Japanese company agreed to build a $60 million factory on a city-owned, vacant parcel on the southwest side of town '' but now the company is taking its project out of state and critics say union greed is to blame. As many as 300 people were slated to work at the 400,000-square-foot plant, (Snip) What the union really wanted, according to Kinkisharyo officials, was clearance to organize the plant without any interference from the company. When Kinkisharyo officials balked, the project suddenly became a potential environmental hazard. Mo´ne Davis Throws out 1st Pitch at World Series Sun, 26 15 2014 09:15:56 GMT daff855b7ceb8e53be24fc0f71137ab67788af0c Associated Press, by Michael Wagaman Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 26 15 2014 09:15:56 GMT Cameras flashed, the crowd rose for a thunderous ovation and Mo´ne Davis did exactly what she was expected to do — fire a strike right down the middle. From Little League phenom to the star of her own commercial to World Series celebrity, the 13'year'old Davis has been on quite a ride these past few months. She continued her remarkable journey on the biggest baseball stage of all when she threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 4 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals on Saturday. "Just to be at the World Series is pretty NY governor admits Ebola policy could be unenforceable Sun, 26 09 2014 09:09:31 GMT f6c08d4dcbc9ca1911989e5401f157f0ed2d632f Fox News, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 09 2014 09:09:31 GMT New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted Saturday that the 21-day Ebola quarantine policy for health care workers returning from West Africa could be unenforceable. The New York Daily News reported that the Democrat acknowledged that several contingencies had not yet been worked out by officials, including what would happen if someone refused to be quarantined or even where they would spend their time during the watch period. "Could you have a hostile person who doesn’t want to be quarantined?" Cuomo said during a campaign appearance in the New York City borough of Queens Saturday. "I suppose you could. SNL Rips Obama on Ebola Sun, 26 10 2014 06:10:46 GMT c8971e28d121dd039d6082f37d25988955f664b0 Breitbart TV, by Ian Hanchett Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 10 2014 06:10:46 GMT NBC’s Saturday Night Live mocked President Obama for his handling of Ebola and other problems in his administration’s second term. In the sketch, Obama says “some people want to criticize the way our administration has handled this crisis, and it´s true we made a few mistakes early on. But, I assure you, it was nowhere near as bad as how we handled the ISIS situation. I mean, our various Secret Service mishaps, or the scandals of the IRS and NSA. And I don´t know if you guys remember, but the Obamacare website had some pretty serious problems too. In fact, if you look at all the stuff that's happened in my second term, Officials say suspect in killings of California deputies was deported twice Sun, 26 00 2014 06:00:00 GMT f516359006077a1648debc9159e670555fbdba17 Fox News, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 00 2014 06:00:00 GMT The suspect alleged to have shot three northern California sheriff´s deputies Friday, killing two, was deported twice and has a criminal record, federal officials said late Saturday. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said that the fingerprints of the suspected shooter match those of a man named Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte. (Snip) He is charged with two counts each of murder, attempted murder and carjacking. The suspect´s wife, Janelle Marquez-Monroy, was also arrested Friday and charged with carjacking and attempted murder. Investigators spent Saturday at the multiple crime scenes "trying to kind of US ambassador to UN will visit Ebola'hit West Africa Sun, 26 54 2014 04:54:05 GMT b0a887a6b2dd20a182eea0977bc38b301566a996 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 54 2014 04:54:05 GMT The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S. Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea "to draw attention to the need for increased support for the international response," said a statement released late Saturday by the U.S. mission. A spokesman said Power had already departed and was set to land in the capital of Guinea, Conakry, on Sunday. Earlier Saturday, the ambassador tweeted a photo of herself with Guinea´s ambassador U.S. Ebola fighters head to Africa, but will the military and civilian effort be enough? Sun, 26 16 2014 04:16:26 GMT f35994c800c520503d81f75a159e3865948cbaac Washington Post, by Joel Achenbach and Lena H. Sun Posted By: Dreadnought- Sun, 26 16 2014 04:16:26 GMT Hundreds of Americans have flown to Liberia in the past few days. Thousands more are on the way. This Ebola corps is a collection of doctors, nurses, scientists, soldiers, aviators, technicians, mechanics and engineers. Many are volunteers with nonprofit organizations or the government, including uniformed doctors and nurses from the little'known U.S. Public Health Service. Most are military personnel, snapping a salute when are assigned to their mission — “Operation United Assistance.” It does not qualify for combat pay, only hardship'duty incentive pay, which is about $5 a day — before taxes. “We’re going over there to take the fight Charlie Baker jumps 9 points in new Globe poll Sun, 26 56 2014 03:56:20 GMT db6dcecc42348ab9185de75689811a65b24575b9 Boston Globe, by Jim O’Sullivan Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 26 56 2014 03:56:20 GMT Republican Charlie Baker has opened up a 9'point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley, 45 percent to 36 percent, according to a new Globe poll that depicts a far more comfortable advantage than either candidate for governor has enjoyed in months. The poll reflects an October surge in independent voters toward Baker’s column. It was independents who provided Governor Deval Patrick with his margins of victory in 2006 and 2010. Baker’s standing has improved from last week’s poll, which showed the two candidates dead even. It can be attributed largely to the gains he has made in voters’ perceptions of who Asia Emerges As Center of Gravity in the International System Sun, 26 47 2014 03:47:28 GMT 121d93fde6f4315558b2be6e38662910ad2bb241 American Magazine, by Aaron L. Friedberg Posted By: eagleblurst- Sun, 26 47 2014 03:47:28 GMT As Henry Kissinger and others have observed, Asia is emerging as the center of gravity in the international system. The rapid economic growth that began with Japan during the 1960s spread to South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore in the 1970s; China in the 1980s; and India in the 1990s. As has become indisputable, throughout history, prosperity brings power in its train. Today, Asian nations account for an increasing share of global military resources and overall economic output. Even though defense budgets and force levels have declined in Europe and North America, Asia’s have expanded. The region is home to five More Americans Renounce Citizenship, With 2014 on Pace for a Record Sun, 26 09 2014 03:09:36 GMT 64085b5eb456220c66948e1e8c6fd08880c5965a Wall Street Journal, by Laura Saunders Posted By: fishbone- Sun, 26 09 2014 03:09:36 GMT Significant numbers of people are continuing to renounce their U.S. citizenship or end their long-term U.S. residency. There are 776 names on the Treasury Department list published Friday for the third quarter of 2014. That’s the third highest quarterly figure ever, according to Andrew Mitchel, an international tax lawyer in Centerbrook, Conn., who tracks the data. The total number of published renouncers so far in 2014 is 2,353, putting this year on pace to exceed last year’s record total of 2,999, adds Mr. Mitchel. The Treasury Department is required by law to publish a list of the names of people who renounce quarterly. N.Y. official: New Ebola policy ´a real stunner´ Sun, 26 22 2014 02:22:44 GMT f828a507bbd0ebcf85de09620501d88e38daa79f CNN, by Ray Sanchez & Elizabeth Cohen Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 22 2014 02:22:44 GMT New York ' A mandatory 21'day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa after treating Ebola patients caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of the virus. The policy of isolating medical personnel and others arriving from Ebola'affected countries zones was abruptly implemented Friday by the governors of New York and New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie. (Snip) The mandate came as a surprise to the federal Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention in Atlanta, according to a federal official Jack Bruce, Cream’s Adventurous Bassist, Dies at 71 Sun, 26 50 2014 01:50:24 GMT 6278a87bf7b4595d4580a47b6cd4d2d9a2cca489 New York Times, by Peter Keepnews Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 50 2014 01:50:24 GMT Jack Bruce, who became famous in the 1960s as the bassist and lead vocalist for the hugely successful rock group Cream, and whose adventurous approach to his instrument influenced two generations of rock bassists, died on Saturday at his home in Suffolk, England. He was 71. His family announced the death on his website. A spokesman said the cause was liver disease; Mr. Bruce had received a liver transplant several years ago. Mr. Bruce was well known in British rock and blues circles but virtually unknown in the United States when he teamed with the guitarist Eric Clapton and the drummer Ginger Baker to form Cream in New York Ebola Patient Enters Next, More Serious Phase of Illness, Officials Say Sun, 26 41 2014 01:41:33 GMT 8b42fec9cf4c3d3e4feaa0dfda025fee7edbe64a New York Times, by Anemona Hartocollis Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 41 2014 01:41:33 GMT The condition of New York City’s first Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, worsened on Saturday, though he remained awake and communicative, health officials said. Dr. Spencer, 33, was “entering the next and more serious phase of his illness, as anticipated with the appearance of gastrointestinal symptoms,” Ana Marengo, a spokeswoman for the city’s public hospital system, said in a statement. (Snip) The statement was careful not to convey a sense of pessimism, and patients undergoing treatment can worsen before they recover. In a brief telephone interview from his room at Bellevue, Dr. Spencer spoke of his sickness in a A brief history of Donald Trump blaming everything on President Obama Sun, 26 32 2014 01:32:16 GMT 18f60d846db18dd3b5b6786688db59d8fa9d1e76 Washington Post, by Tim Herrera Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 26 32 2014 01:32:16 GMT Remember Donald Trump? Weird hair, namesake of a line of failed hotels, noted bankruptcy aficionado. With the 2016 election looming, the time has come for his quadrennial Not Really Running For President But Pay Attention To Me Please campaign, and The Donald is already on solid ground: Ebola is in America, and President Obama basically brought it here by himself. In an Instagram video Trump posted Friday, he said Ebola made it to New York because Obama "would not stop the flights" (not sure which flights) and that Obama should be "ashamed." (Tweet) Which, OK, fine. It´s not actually Obama's fault, The Safari Principle – Ferguson Missouri Thugs Attack Community While Paralyzed Police Do Nothing…. Sun, 26 18 2014 12:18:37 GMT 1d8a7180ae31c08fae113bab9176bb591f61d619 Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: SoCalGal- Sun, 26 18 2014 12:18:37 GMT Apparently law and order in Ferguson Missouri has completely collapsed. The black street thugs now appear to control the community. Empowered by the non-response of state and federal officials to stop their lawless behavior, the street mobs -no, wait, these are not “mobs” these are beyond mobs, they’re animals- have gained a foothold promoting anarchy. It is important to understand exactly how far the police have withdrawn in their ability to control the street gangs. In this short video from 2 days ago you see a police officer who attempted to drive through the safari and was surrounded by the mob/animals. After Democrats Push for New Heavy Regulations on Internet Postings, Drudge, and Blogs Sat, 25 58 2014 11:58:58 GMT c5ec94293e1b181e0185790be239f6656196e6a0 Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston Posted By: MDMuskrat- Sat, 25 58 2014 11:58:58 GMT As the media prepared to vacate newsrooms for the weekend, Democrats snuck in a last minute proposal that the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) be allowed to heavily regulate political content on internet sites such as Youtube, blogs, and the Drudge Report. Obama FEC Vice Chairperson Ann M. Ravel announced late on Friday that the FEC was preparing new regulations to give itself control over videos, Internet-based political campaigns, and other content on the web. She insisted that, "A reexamination of the commission’s approach to the internet and other emerging technologies is long overdue." ´The View´ Ratings Plummeting with Palin'Basher, 9/11 Truther as Hosts Sat, 25 37 2014 11:37:37 GMT 1f8a65a94f3f703fdc26939bf28bf8c6e28e67f6 Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Tony Lee Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 25 37 2014 11:37:37 GMT It turns out Americans do not like watching a disloyal and backstabbing Sarah Palin hater who is mousy and boring, a 9/11 truther, and a raging liberal who blamed Rudy Giuliani´s "incompetence" for the death of New York firefighters after 9/11. The show´s ratings have plunged 30% from where it was five years ago and has seen a steady decline since the show´s season debut. This year, The View revamped its program by hiring Nicolle Wallace (a yawn'inducing one'trick pony who only got her position after gleefully trashing conservatives on MSNBC and in the mainstream press), Rosie O´Donnell (a 9/11 ISIS Affiliate Turns on Egypt: 26 Killed, 26 Injured Sat, 25 35 2014 11:35:23 GMT 646aeca48ad62d288dd2cda95e17d17a2fa969a7 Newsweek Magazine, by Benny Avni Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 25 35 2014 11:35:23 GMT With the West focusing on ISIS’s advances in the north, near Turkey, the Islamist terrorists are opening a new front, in the Sinai Peninsula. On Friday, 26 Egyptian troops were killed as a car bomb rammed a checkpoint in the northern Sinai town of Sheikh Zuwaid. As reports suggested 26 others were injured in the blast, Egypt’s president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, called an emergency meeting of his National Defense Council. The attack against the Egyptians followed a seemingly unrelated fire exchange Wednesday on Israel’s border with Egypt. That midafternoon gunfight was fairly short, ending in nonfatal injuries to a female commander The Horror Before the Beheadings Sat, 25 27 2014 11:27:40 GMT 0bcc01a96abd7e0bea68cdc0128719aa7de93699 New York Times, by Rukmini Callimachi Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 25 27 2014 11:27:40 GMT The hostages were taken out of their cell one by one. In a private room, their captors asked each of them three intimate questions, a standard technique used to obtain proof that a prisoner is still alive in a kidnapping negotiation. (Snip) The prisoners banded together, playing games to pass the endless hours, but as conditions grew more desperate, they turned on one another. Some, including Mr. Foley, sought comfort in the faith of their captors, embracing Islam and taking Muslim names. Their captivity coincided with the rise of the group that came to be known as the Islamic State out of the chaos of the Syrian civil war. Ex-CBS reporter reveals how the liberal media protects Obama Sat, 25 12 2014 11:12:12 GMT c1ccfd87068e7b226b1e9e1c5cb1fce69c0af7f7 New York Post, by Kyle Smith Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 25 12 2014 11:12:12 GMT Sharyl Attkisson is an unreasonable woman. Important people have told her so. When the longtime CBS reporter asked for details about reinforcements sent to the Benghazi compound during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack, White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor replied, “I give up, Sharyl . . . I’ll work with more reasonable folks that follow up, I guess.” (Snip) In her new memoir/exposé “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington” (Harper), Attkisson unloads on her colleagues in big-time TV news for their cowardice and Same'sex marriage gets another big boost from the Obama administration Sat, 25 06 2014 11:06:56 GMT 34fc1331d121ce2454d4fb66505485fe261da543 Christian Science Monitor, by Brad Knickerbocker Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 25 06 2014 11:06:56 GMT Midway through his first term, President Obama said he was "unwilling to sign on to same'sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage." As a US Senate candidate he had declared his belief that "marriage is between a man and a woman." But Obama also mused that "attitudes evolve, including mine," (Snip) On Saturday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration is adding six more states to the list of those where federal benefits would be granted to same'sex married couples, bringing the total such states to 32. 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS: The 7 wackiest political ads of this year’s campaign season Sat, 25 06 2014 11:06:14 GMT 0d232fc5e2e8886c01fcee61513c7d0e44c85beb New York Daily News, by Adam Edelman Posted By: Lalo- Sat, 25 06 2014 11:06:14 GMT With the midterm elections less than two weeks away, the airwaves across the country are heating up with spicy political advertisements chock full of unusual boasts, scathing accusations and even a few catchy melodies. Political scientists remain divided over whether political ads actually influence voter behavior, but at least one thing remains certain about this year’s spots: they’ll make you laugh or cry — or maybe even both. Iowa Republican Joni Ernst, locked in a tight U.S. Senate race against Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley to follow retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, made a national splash with this ad, which expounds on India spurns US offer and purchases guided missiles from Israel for $525m Sat, 25 46 2014 10:46:58 GMT baf9bce04a88a6b7fb8b47ddf55bd1350aba1c28 Reuters, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 25 46 2014 10:46:58 GMT New Delhi ' India has opted to buy Israel’s Spike anti'tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on Saturday, rejecting a rival US offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win. India will buy at least 8,000 Spike missiles and more than 300 launchers in a deal worth 32bn rupees ($525m), the source said after a meeting of India’s Defence Acquisition Council. Prime minister Narendra Modi’s five'month'old government wants to clear a backlog of defence orders and boost India’s firepower, amid recent border tensions with China and heavy exchanges of fire with Pakistan across the Kashmiri frontier.