News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Thu, 30 00 2014 05:00:36 GMT Thu, 30 00 2014 05:00:36 GMT Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden to reveal himself on television Thu, 30 39 2014 04:39:16 GMT 951050b406a34433c6c3b9fac208c8a1f048d634 Daily Mail (UK), by Ashley Collman & James Nye Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 30 39 2014 04:39:16 GMT One of the greatest mysteries in American military history will be solved next month, when Fox News will air an interview with the Nacy SEAL who shot dead Osama Bin Laden. The identity of the SEAL Team 6 member called ´The Shooter´ was fiercely guarded in the aftermath of the May 2011 raid on Bin Laden´s Abbottabad, Pakisatan compound, fearing the SEAL could be targeted by al'Qaeda as retribution. But he has since retired and is apparently ready to take off his mask of anonymity to details the events leading up to and during Operation Neptune´s Spear. According to a Introducing the ´Ebola handshake´: U.S ambassador to UN demonstrates safest way to greet people in countries at centre of outbreak Thu, 30 31 2014 04:31:50 GMT 3d961b99c2a4a2ace8f4a221923c6788e86e8313 Reuters, Daily Mail, by Staff &Ted Thornhill Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 30 31 2014 04:31:50 GMT U.S. envoy Samantha Power demonstrated the new, safe way to greet people in Ebola'ravaged countries this week. It´s known as the ´Ebola handshake´, which involves touching the person you´re greeting with your elbow. Ms Power, the U.S ambassador to the UN, touched elbows on Tuesday with Liberia´s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during a news conference in the city of Monrovia. Scroll down for video '(Photo, graphs) Ebola is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or through your eyes, nose, or mouth) with Blood and body fluids (like urine, feces, saliva, vomit, sweat, and semen) of a person who is If income is going up, can median household income go down? It’s possible Thu, 30 20 2014 04:20:07 GMT bc121d33c55440e3bda000536db37df43cfbee4a American magazine, by Alex J. Pollock Posted By: EagleBlurst- Thu, 30 20 2014 04:20:07 GMT One of the most commonly cited numbers in discussions of inequality is the trend in median household income, often used as if it settled the issue. Using median household income poses a fundamental problem, however. It conflates two measurements — changes in the composition of households and changes in income — and thus can easily mislead us. Has the composition of households in America been changing? Obviously, it has. The percent of married couple households has fallen from more than 60 percent in 1980 to less than 50 percent in 2010. One-person households have risen from 23 percent to 27 percent Students Suspended For Holding Airsoft Guns In Photo Taken In Living Room Thu, 30 10 2014 04:10:19 GMT dfa0be4d7748e47040fbf169972a85d2297a044b Breitbart Big Government, by AWR Hawkins Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 30 10 2014 04:10:19 GMT Two Massachusetts high school sweethearts—Tito Velez and Jamie Pereira—are suspended from school after posing with Airsoft toy guns for a photograph at home before attending a homecoming dance last week. Pereira and Velez are students at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School. The photo was taken by Velez´s father in their living room and then posted to Facebook. According to, Pereira said, "We took [the pictures] with the Airsoft guns because that´s our hobby, and we wanted to include them." But school officials argue that the photo caused "a disruption at the school." School district superintendent Obama´s base crumbles: Youths, Latinos slip away Thu, 30 57 2014 03:57:30 GMT 27eb8d024aeef0a8d0481dab5dbc0670c0bf97ee Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Thu, 30 57 2014 03:57:30 GMT Heading into the last hectic weekend of the 2014 midterm election campaign, a couple of findings stick out that are ominous for Democrats: Young ´Hope & Change´ voters, who formed the core of Barack Obama´s 2008 victory, have drifted away from their guy. In other words, they are growing up. Second, Latinos, another leg on the aging Obama support stool, are flaking off too. Besides his vigorous fundraising efforts, the Democrat president has spent much of his campaign effort this year working on his party's election day turnout, historically a flaccid factor in liberal midterm balloting. But that may not help much because the base K-State football coach Bill Snyder endorses Pat Roberts Thu, 30 47 2014 03:47:18 GMT 0c72c9f8df4e5d20fee95e2094c2075b55b7cb4a Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: wildcat1- Thu, 30 47 2014 03:47:18 GMT Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications. Roberts’ campaign launched the statewide spot just five days before the election, which has Roberts locked in a tough contest with independent candidate Greg Orman, a 45-year-old Olathe businessman and co-founder of a private equity firm. Snyder is highly respected throughout the state and college football and has largely remained aloof from politics. Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Executive, Says He Is ‘Proud to Be Gay’ Thu, 30 35 2014 03:35:57 GMT f4d754bfa4e12a0d604809087f95800bad1f5d37 New York Times, by Mike Isaac Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 30 35 2014 03:35:57 GMT Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said he was “proud to be gay” in an essay published early Thursday, becoming by far the most prominent executive of a public company to come out. “Let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Mr. Cook wrote in the essay, published by Bloomberg Businessweek. Mr. Cook, 53, has never spoken publicly about his sexual orientation in the many years he has worked in the spotlight at Apple. In his essay, Mr. Cook also noted that he had spent much Methanol '' the Fuel in Waiting Thu, 30 33 2014 03:33:50 GMT b2716df3e8ee52f7145cc27495c3a311ad856984 Real Clear Politics, by William Tucker Posted By: MDMuskrat- Thu, 30 33 2014 03:33:50 GMT Methanol is a bit of a mystery. It is the simplest form of hydrocarbon, one oxygen atom attached to a simple methane molecule. Therefore it burns. It is manufactured in small quantities, but production could be ramped up at any time. It’s the fuel that would make the best and most convenient substitute for gasoline in automobiles and small trucks. (snip) It is also much less cumbersome than corn ethanol, which now requires nearly half the annual corn crop produced in the U.S. to provide only 3 percent of our energy needs. Uproar over US troops´ Ebola quarantine in Italy Thu, 30 33 2014 03:33:09 GMT 6510643ef5a7664392420e107685d9788619925a Agence France Presse, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 30 33 2014 03:33:09 GMT The decision to put a dozen American soldiers returning from Liberia into quarantine for Ebola at their base near Venice rather than in the United States sparked controversy in Italy on Wednesday. "They shouldn´t have been sent here, they should do their quarantine for Ebola at home," said the president of the region´s assembly, Luca Zaia, insisting "it would have been more respectful" of the United States to have "thought about the risks posed to local citizens". The Messaggero daily spoke of fears among the local population, with a rise in the number of calls to the emergency services from S.D. Democrat accuses Reid of sabotage Thu, 30 25 2014 03:25:28 GMT 8556874b7fbf085e74f707330b90975a89f37587 Washington Examiner (DC), by Sean Higgins Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 30 25 2014 03:25:28 GMT South Dakota´s Democratic candidate for Senate is accusing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee of deliberately sabotaging his campaign. Rick Weiland on Monday accused Reid of secretly supporting an independent candidate in the race, former Republican Sen. Larry Pressler. Weiland said in a statement that a recent round of attack ads by the DSCC against Republican candidate Mike Rounds had not only hurt Weiland, but also had elevated Pressler´s campaign. He charged that the move was intentional because Reid and the DSCC believe Pressler would vote for Reid as majority leader if Democrats keep control 92% of Marine Casualties in Afghan War Occurred Under Obama Thu, 30 20 2014 03:20:22 GMT c6e61aa4e47b467e042f5f9466b32918b87f3baa Cybercast News Service, by Ali Meyer Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 30 20 2014 03:20:22 GMT As U.S. Marines withdraw from Operation Enduring Freedom (the Afghanistan war),´s database on casualties shows that 418 Marines gave their lives in the conflict and that 92% of those casualties, 385 deaths, occurred since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. “U.S. Marines and service members from the United Kingdom left Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan’s Helmand province today, turning their facilities over to the Afghan security forces,” reported the Department of Defense on Oct. 27. “We lift off confident in the Afghans’ ability to secure the region,” said Army Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, commander of the ISAF Joint Kaci Hickox, Nurse in Ebola Quarantine Standoff, Goes for a Bike Ride Thu, 30 17 2014 03:17:52 GMT ef0d90678b3273ae254383d638407fb90422f77d NBC News, by Stephanie Gosk & Erin McClam Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 30 17 2014 03:17:52 GMT Kaci Hickox took her campaign against an Ebola quarantine out for a spin on Thursday.The Maine nurse, openly defying an order to stay home after she treated patients in West Africa, sped off on a bike ride on a sunny morning with her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur. She returned after about an hour. “I hope that we can continue negotiations and work this out amicably,” Hickox told reporters. “There is no legal action against me, so I’m free to go on a bike ride in my hometown.” Authorities in Maine are pursuing a court order to enforce the quarantine through Nov. Five Felony Cases Dropped in Ferguson, Mo Thu, 30 17 2014 03:17:11 GMT 58e5623c020f8ca6639e527a9184e1bd969c2388 Courthouse News Service, by Joe Harris Posted By: mikeyt64- Thu, 30 17 2014 03:17:11 GMT No more than five felony criminal cases will be dropped due to Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson´s absence, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney announced Wednesday. Wilson, who is white, fatally shot 18-year-old black man Michael Brown on Aug. 9, sparking daily protests accusing police of excessive force and racial profiling. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Monday that a drug case was dismissed for "failure to prosecute," after Wilson failed to show up at a preliminary hearing. Wilson had won an award for his involvement in the case. Calling All Married Women — Vote on Tuesday! Thu, 30 11 2014 03:11:46 GMT 521426fcc6774cd0d8a5fcac1660a295409cbfaf American Spectator, by Janice Shaw Crouse Posted By: garnet- Thu, 30 11 2014 03:11:46 GMT Not only have women been a majority of the voters in recent elections (53% in 2012), they also kept President Obama in the Oval Office (55% of those women — nearly 30% of all voters — voted for President Obama in 2012). Obviously, women — specifically, unmarried women — decided the 2012 election. According to exit polls from 2012 conducted by Edison Research, Obama’s margin among unmarried women was 67 percent to Romney’s 31 percent, giving him more than 11 million more unmarried women’s votes than Romney’s total; Romney’s 53 percent of married women’s votes compared to Obama’s 46 percent amounted Liberians fast, pray for three days to break Ebola ´curse´ Thu, 30 02 2014 03:02:54 GMT ff0c29c2016d254dab87e916436389a3cf9fb39b Reuters, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Thu, 30 02 2014 03:02:54 GMT Liberians began three days of fasting and prayers on Wednesday to seek salvation from the "curse" of the Ebola epidemic, which has killed 2,705 people and infected 4,665 more in the West African country. The National Christian Ebola Task Force, an organization formed in September by different Christian denominations, urged Liberians to fast from dawn'to'dusk over the next three days. "Ebola is a virus from the devil. It´s killing us because we have turned our back to God," Reverend David G. Benitoe, a representative of the task force, told a news conference. Obama´s Ineptitude Stokes Ebola Fears Thu, 30 58 2014 02:58:30 GMT 244b49b2361e18d13b4ac21a685d63a7a3a2ba9d Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial Posted By: PageTurner- Thu, 30 58 2014 02:58:30 GMT Leadership: President Obama this week tried to tamp down public concerns about the Ebola outbreak. But it´s not the disease that has Americans so alarmed as the festering incompetence on display at the White House. In his remarks, Obama delivered a thinly veiled attack on critics of his administration´s response to the outbreak. "America," he said, "is not defined by fear. That´s not who we are." And "we don´t just react based on our fears.We react based on facts and judgment and making smart decisions." But the administration´s own faulty judgment and haphazard decisions have sparked much of that fear. Pink Elephant Repellent Thu, 30 49 2014 02:49:56 GMT 586adc0ca27446ae023f38a20c2faa1530d5ba7c PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Thu, 30 49 2014 02:49:56 GMT A highly regarded doctor of medicine sent me a link to an article in the Atlantic, The 21 Days, which was an extended interview between Dr. James Hamblin, MD, the magazine’s senior health editor and Steven Hatfill, who readers will recall was a defense contractor in the field of biological warfare who was falsely accused of engineering the anthrax attacks of 2001. The note along with the link said: “in the absence of a vaccine or available therapy, how are how health care workers going to W. Africa from here helping beat Ebola there?” The gist of the Hatfill interview La Raza´s Advocacy Little More Than A Scheme To Encourage Illegals To Vote Thu, 30 46 2014 02:46:46 GMT ea1c677dc56dfd68b0a196042882964c1a485c7e Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial Posted By: PageTurner- Thu, 30 46 2014 02:46:46 GMT Elections: The National Council of La Raza is promoting no'identification voting states to its followers. Might that have something to do with its advocacy of illegal immigration and the Democrats´ flagging electoral fortunes? La Raza, as it´s known, is no ordinary nongovernmental organization in the "anti'poverty" racket. A group of lawyers and activists, it has long functioned as the illegal alien lobby in the U.S., advocating aggressively for the cause of open borders. For its latest stunt, it has published on its website and social media a list of voting stations that don´t require IDs. Interesting, given a recent Harvard study showing In Colorado, Democrats struggle to tilt blue Thu, 30 26 2014 02:26:09 GMT f650128fcef9866dc29d1a1da701d1f75f1e730b Washington Post, by Charles Lane Posted By: garnet- Thu, 30 26 2014 02:26:09 GMT BROOMFIELD, Colo.It’s a warm late-October evening at a strip mall in this Denver suburb, and Sen. Mark Udall has his sleeves rolled up as he exhorts a roomful of Democratic volunteers. “Are you ready to do democracy?” he cries. “Are you ready to get the vote out?” Although Udall trails slightly in the polls, Colorado Democrats believe their “ground game” will put him over the top in next week’s election, just as it worked for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, and for Michael Bennet in the 2010 Senate race. In fact, Udall told me, his get-out-the-vote operation employs twice as many volunteers Scott Walker surges to lead in Wisconsin as former colleagues accuse opponent Burke of lying about her career Thu, 30 16 2014 02:16:31 GMT e5a73640fb3614fbf7fa6d45ed06dd4b7412ced4 American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: magnante- Thu, 30 16 2014 02:16:31 GMT Scott Walker’s reelection campaign as governor of Wisconsin got double good news yesterday. In the latest poll, done by Marquette University, he has surged to a 7 point lead over challenger Mary Burke. Ms. Burke is heiress to the Trek Bicycle fortune, and champion of the government employee labor unions (snip) “Burke apparently was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff,” the publication said. “She was not performing. She was (in) so far over her head. She didn’t understand the bike business,” longtime Trek Human Resources Director Gary Ellerman told In Georgia, a Capitalist Struggles Thu, 30 14 2014 02:14:11 GMT 8f5bae3ea7f6462212ed178465cbc34954565e00 National Review, by George Will Posted By: garnet- Thu, 30 14 2014 02:14:11 GMT McDonough, Ga. — In a sun'dappled square decorated with scores of entrants in the community’s Halloween scarecrow contest, a balky sound system enables, if barely, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate to exhort a few hundred people, mostly supporters, to urge neighbors to vote to reduce Senator Harry Reid to minority leader. The exhorter is David Perdue, a glutton for punishment who has been campaigning incessantly for 15 months and may be doing so for two more. A January 6 vote would end his second runoff, which will be necessary if, because the libertarian candidate gets perhaps 5 percent of the vote, Is Wendy Davis soft on cattle rustlers? Thu, 30 48 2014 01:48:50 GMT 7f4af5221980414fc4bd513ae0eb29fa41c9b4f5 Austin American'Statesman[TX], by Jonathan Tilove Posted By: StormCnter- Thu, 30 48 2014 01:48:50 GMT FORT WORTH — Attorney General Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn campaigned together at the Cowboy Hall of Fame Wednesday as defenders of Texas values. After departing the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Abbott campaign issued a press release headlined, “Sen. Davis: Friend of Cattle Rustlers.” The statement said that in 2009, Wendy Davis, then a newly'elected state senator from Fort Worth, and now Abbott’s Democratic rival for attorney general, was one of two votes against legislation that stiffened penalties for the theft of relatively small numbers of cattle, horse, sheep, swine and goats. “Texas ranchers and cattle raisers are an important Democrats Just Lost the Phony War on Women Thu, 30 45 2014 01:45:24 GMT 44cca7fa6202697f0064c07ec14353a5b67b053a Fiscal Times, by Edward Morrissey Posted By: Drive- Thu, 30 45 2014 01:45:24 GMT No one expected the Democrats to do well in the 2014 midterms. But no one expected to see them falling behind so significantly, either – especially among two of their core constituencies, women and millennials. The Democratic coalition that relied on those two groups for consecutive presidential wins by President Obama assumed that the issue for those groups in the sixth'year midterms would be enthusiasm. Instead, it appears that they have squandered the ground they gained over the last six years with both, largely because of their reliance on the same tired lines that first attracted them to the Democratic banner. Related: Jerusalem holy site closure ´declaration of war´ ' Abbas Thu, 30 43 2014 01:43:51 GMT 8a9218b2096914bec3053e1e404dd7d0cec4473f BBC News [UK], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 30 43 2014 01:43:51 GMT A spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has described the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site as a "declaration of war". Nabil Abu Rudeina said the Palestinian Authority would take legal action over the move, which came amid tension after the shooting of a Jewish activist. Yehuda Glick, a campaigner for greater Jewish prayer rights at the Temple Mount/al'Haram al'Sharif, was wounded. Israeli police later killed a Palestinian suspected of shooting him. The man, named as 32'year'old Moataz Hejazi, was shot after opening fire when police surrounded his home. Rabbi Glick is a well'known US'born campaigner for the right of Jews to pray at Obama Could Replace Aides Bruised by a Cascade of Crises Thu, 30 07 2014 01:07:57 GMT 9bc7ffad6c85b4c2f17e8d2d1e8f4f7b89c4c31b New York Times, by Mark Landler Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 30 07 2014 01:07:57 GMT Washington - One day this month, as the nation shuddered with fears of an Ebola outbreak and American warplanes pounded Sunni militants in Syria, President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan E. Rice, invited a group of foreign policy experts to the White House to hear their views of how the administration was performing. (Snip) At a time when the Obama administration is lurching from crisis to crisis — a looming Cold War in Europe, a brutal Islamic caliphate in the Middle East and a deadly epidemic in West Africa — it is not surprising that long-term strategy would take a back seat.