News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Sun, 23 13 2014 04:13:37 GMT Sun, 23 13 2014 04:13:37 GMT Not long now! Monaco´s Prince Albert reveals his baby twins are ´due at Christmas´ and says he´s still in the dark about their gender Sun, 23 55 2014 03:55:44 GMT 4dc483268fced941e0a8caab4b3693302cbc76c6 Daily Mail [UK], by Katy Winter Posted By: MissMolly- Sun, 23 55 2014 03:55:44 GMT Those waiting eagerly for the birth of royal babies on other side of the Channel won´t have too much longer to wait after Monaco´s Prince Albert revealed that his heirs will be born before Christmas. Speaking to local newspaper Monaco'Matin, the Prince spoke of his excitement about the birth of his heirs, which he expects to happen within the next few weeks. The royal, 56, also said that, unlike many modern fathers, he has chosen not to find out the gender of the twins before they are born. ´As it is a twin pregnancy the birth will surely take place a dozen President Obama: American People Want ´New Car Smell´ in 2016 Campaign Sun, 23 36 2014 03:36:31 GMT ce7fe57464bbee5d5b452b9dae4a22fb54bc5799 ABC News, by Ben Bell Posted By: Emerson- Sun, 23 36 2014 03:36:31 GMT President Obama, acknowledging he´s taken some political "dings" during his time in the White House, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that the American people will want that "new car smell" when it comes to the 2016 presidential campaign, suggesting he may not have a prominent role on the campaign trail as the country prepares to select his replacement. "I think the American people, you know, they´re going to want '' you know, that new car smell. You know, their own '' they want to drive something off the lot that doesn´t have as much mileage as me," Obama told ABC News Chief anchor Putin says he won’t be Russia’s president for life Sun, 23 31 2014 03:31:05 GMT 2288f985778bba47b4f8430c4673ef62a70b77c2 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: Emerson- Sun, 23 31 2014 03:31:05 GMT MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin has said he won’t remain Russia’s president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday. Staying beyond that would be “detrimental for the country and I don’t need this,” he told the Tass news agency. Putin, 62, has effectively led Russia since he was first elected in 2000. He stepped aside after two four-year terms to abide with constitutional term limits, but retained power as prime minister and was elected in 2012 to a six-year term. Putin said his decision on whether to run for a fourth term in 2018 will Tunisians take to polls in landmark presidential vote Sun, 23 27 2014 03:27:52 GMT dd807a06d6786125166f9529f9eb60c35c4fe68a Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 23 27 2014 03:27:52 GMT Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy. Many Tunisians weighed security against the freedoms brought by their revolution and by its democratic transition, which has remained on track in sharp contrast to the upheavals brought by the Arab Spring elsewhere in the region, including the brutal military coup in Egypt and the conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Libya. It hasn´t been easy for Tunisia, however, and the nearly four years since the revolution have been marked by social unrest, Netanyahu: Better no agreement with Iran than one that jeopardizes humanity Sun, 23 25 2014 03:25:04 GMT da8f99bc3c9b50e5740d85b7a231347962ede143 Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 23 25 2014 03:25:04 GMT Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Saturday morning that it US Secretary of State John Kerry updated him yesterday on the the talks with Iran over its nuclear program. Netanyahu said that Israel´s position is clear and that he is in contact with the world leaders at the negotiations. "It is better not to have an agreement with Iran, than to have an agreement that will jeopardize Israel, the Middle East, and humanity," the prime minister said. Zimbabwe´s Mugabe tightens grip on party, to choose successor Sun, 23 20 2014 03:20:23 GMT 0f5fcd86891bb462ee17d844deb331c8faca54bf Reuters, by MacDonald Dzirutwe Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 23 20 2014 03:20:23 GMT HARARE ' Zimbabwe´s president Robert Mugabe has changed the constitution of his ruling ZANU'PF party to allow him to directly appoint his deputies, giving the 90'year'old sole power to anoint his successor, party sources said on Sunday. Until now Mugabe and his two ZANU'PF deputies have been elected by members from the country´s 10 regions. The deputies automatically took up the same posts in government. The changes to the ZANU'PF charter enacted at an all'night meeting of its politburo give Mugabe an even tighter grip at a time when deputy president Joice Mujuru has been accused of plotting to oust Iran and world powers set to miss nuclear talks deadline, sources say Sun, 23 18 2014 03:18:37 GMT 5e056864e01b9471c77d43bcbd20b7cdd647a36e Reuters, by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 23 18 2014 03:18:37 GMT VIENNA- Iran, the United States and other world powers are all but certain to miss Monday´s deadline for negotiations to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran´s atomic ambitions, forcing them to seek an extension, sources said on Sunday, confirming that a final deal is still far off. "Considering the short time left until the deadline and number of issues that needed to be discussed and resolved, it is impossible to reach a final and comprehensive deal by Nov. 24," Iran´s ISNA news agency quoted an unidentified member of the country´s negotiating team in Vienna as saying. A European source said on Saturday there was no Of Worms and Dragons Sun, 23 47 2014 02:47:48 GMT f5a3c87f3755d8628563586de912a4d816be10e0 PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Sun, 23 47 2014 02:47:48 GMT Two articles illustrate two different attitudes. The article which demonstrates valuing civility and fairness above all is presented by Peter Shuck’s New York Times piece on why “The Impeachment of Obama on Immigration May Be Legal — But It’s Wrong”, referring to his amnesty of illegal aliens by executive order. Shuck says Congress may have good grounds to file an impeachment but it would be impolite, cause discord, sow resentment and generally lead to unpleasantness. Therefore don’t do it. (Snip) In contrast to Shuck is a piece by William Greider in the Nation which lays out the case for Chief Justice John Roberts’ head. SAS quad bike squads kill up to 8 jihadis each day... as allies prepare to wipe IS off the map: Daring raids by UK Special Forces leave 200 enemy dead in just four weeks Sun, 23 35 2014 02:35:21 GMT 00a5d915ed9dac2870c6c200ed0d36d5ce97787d Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Nicol Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 23 35 2014 02:35:21 GMT SAS troops with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed hundreds of Islamic State extremists in a series of deadly quad'bike ambushes inside Iraq, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Defence sources indicated last night that soldiers from the elite fighting unit have eliminated ‘up to eight terrorists per day’ in the daring raids, carried out during the past four weeks. Until now, it had been acknowledged only that the SAS was operating in a reconnaissance role in Iraq and was not involved in combat. But The Mail on Sunday has learned that small groups of soldiers are being Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at age 78 Sun, 23 23 2014 02:23:29 GMT 263f4d219e8d8afb4b1ee2398dcd091dd16182e6 Fox News, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 23 23 2014 02:23:29 GMT Marion Barry, the longtime mayor of the District of Columbia who staged a remarkable political comeback after a 1990 FBI sting videotaped him smoking crack cocaine, died early Sunday. He was 78. The D.C. City Council issued a statement confirming Barry´s death. Barry´s family said the former mayor died shortly after midnight Sunday at the United Medical Center, after having been released from Howard University Hospital the previous day. No cause of death was immediately specified, but spokeswoman LaToya Foster said Barry collapsed outside his home. Barry had battled kidney problems stemming from Cosby´s Accusers´ Claims Are Full of Holes Sun, 23 10 2014 02:10:02 GMT 658dca7863a5225894df3ed55450a193dcf3d122 American Thinker, by Patricia L. Dickson Posted By: magnante- Sun, 23 10 2014 02:10:02 GMT Since the media has decided to bombard me with stories of Bill Cosby´s alleged rapes, I believe that I have a right to examine his accusers´ claims. As each new woman surfaces and recounts her alleged sexual assault by him, I am left with more questions than answers. I am not suggesting that Mr. Cosby is not guilty of adultery, however; the media and his accusers are claiming that he is a serial rapist. So far, I have not seen any evidence to prove their claims. Even his accusers say that they do not remember being raped. All that some of his accusers claim to remember is being given two pills (that they take of their own free will) Amnesty? No, Treason! Sun, 23 00 2014 02:00:58 GMT 51f77452183a9423ca4add2be31a3eb8b961c9e3 Canada Free Press, by Michael Oberndorf Posted By: mikkins2- Sun, 23 00 2014 02:00:58 GMT After committing a long list of well documented crimes against the people of the United States, the man – and I use the term advisedly – occupying the White House and the formerly respected office of President, has finally topped his shameful list with the penultimate political felony, treason. With clear knowledge that declaring his so-called amnesty for millions of criminal invaders – including countless murderers, rapists, child molesters, violent thieves, pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers and addicts, virtual slavers, and terrorists – is a totally unconstitutional act, and therefore, totally illegal, Marxist revolutionary Barack The Dutch Say No to PC and Win Sun, 23 40 2014 01:40:21 GMT c02d87108766cf34ae596f499385ce74a72ef861 American Thinker, by Enza Ferreri Posted By: Judy W.- Sun, 23 40 2014 01:40:21 GMT Last Saturday in Gouda, Holland, the police arrested as many as 90 people, the majority of whom were protesting against "Black Pete", part of a traditional pre-Christmas children´s street party. We don’t normally associate a Santa Claus celebration with police arrests, so this requires a little explanation. Black Pete (Zwarte Piet in Dutch) is a blackface character in Dutch and Belgian folklore. He is the clownish helper of St Nicholas (Sinterklaas) in delivering presents to children. In the Netherlands, the Sinterklaas festival lasts for weeks culminating on Saint Nicholas Day, 5 December, and starting with the arrival of St Nicholas Republican Party Cowards Sun, 23 38 2014 01:38:15 GMT eeddae3e0482c1a858d05ac7d88e50613937350c Canada Free Press, by Jeff Crouere Posted By: mikkins2- Sun, 23 38 2014 01:38:15 GMT As time goes on, President Obama is becoming much more provocative with the GOP. For example, he met with congressional Democrats, but no Republicans, then announced his long awaited plan for executive amnesty, giving 5 million illegal immigrants a pathway to work permits and relief from possible deportation for 3 years. After getting shellacked in the mid-terms, Obama has not compromised with Republicans, he moved further to the political left. It was an audacious announcement that was both unconstitutional and confrontational. It circumvented Congress, and their vital role in this issue, and was, thus, radically different Peter Wehners: Bush Machine Progressive Hitman Sun, 23 27 2014 01:27:11 GMT 03cd238fbb7daed53185d24fcc33d948def3cca8 Breitbart´s Big Government, by Jen Kuznicki Posted By: mikkins2- Sun, 23 27 2014 01:27:11 GMT Peter Wehner made Mark Levin the target of his work at Commentary lately, as an extension of his zeal to cast G. W. Bush as more of a conservative than Reagan was, and label numerous prominent conservatives as “purists” in desperate need of moderating their tone. Levin, rejecting the notion of being lectured to by a Bush grandee responded, correcting Wehner and calling attention to his aptitude for cherry-picking facts so that he can knock down prominent conservatives, and conservative causes. Peter Wehner arrived in Washington D.C. in 1983, and never left. He was hired by Bill Bennett as a speechwriter UKIP Picks Up Second Seat Following Tory Defection, two More Coming Up? Sun, 23 52 2014 12:52:47 GMT 5f516795843e3edb8c951b4be04d892dc3f571dc Townhall, by Mike Shedlock Posted By: Judy W.- Sun, 23 52 2014 12:52:47 GMT The first one or two people doing something can hardly be called a trend. Yet, all trends start with a movement of One. UKIP gained a second seat in British parliament as a result of a special election following a Tory defection to UKIP. The first UKIP seat also came from a special election following a Tory defection. Two other Tories are allegedly considering switching parties to UKIP. Prime minister David Cameron´s Tories are clearly under pressure. Please consider UKIP Gains Second Commons Seat With Victory in Rochester. The U.K. Independence Party dealt a new blow to Prime Minister David Cameron as it won Revenge of the Ditz Lord Sun, 23 09 2014 12:09:10 GMT e693bcf6a08565d40003ffe0c3a7acba8fcad1c4 American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman Posted By: Judy W.- Sun, 23 09 2014 12:09:10 GMT Having been clobbered in the midterms, the president put on his cockiest face and strut, and in a carefully orchestrated setting designed to make him look imperial poked a thumb in the eye of the newly-elected Congress by announcing that he would not deport the people he was already not deporting. The next day the House of Representatives sued him for overreaching on ObamaCare, but despite a lot of understandably outraged yammering, it is not likely to follow suit or at least succeed in similarly challenging on constitutional grounds his immigration executive order. True, at the heart of both of these is the president’s inability and Let´s all stop pretending we´re shocked about Bill Cosby´s bad behavior Sun, 23 03 2014 12:03:32 GMT a63a75345e7f82f1a71af41624532a8a3a52fd99 New York Daily News, by Linda Stassi Posted By: FlyRight- Sun, 23 03 2014 12:03:32 GMT Closeup: Comfortable examining room. Kindly doctor is administering to a weeping woman. The feeling is one of confidence and assurance. We are in good hands. Cut to doctor: He looks into the camera, smiling with authority. That’s when the viewer sees that, why, it’s kindly Dr. Cliff Huxtable! Doc Huxtable looks into the camera and says: I play a doctor on TV, but in real life I’m a mad rapist. What? You don’t think that commercial would fly? Yes, yes, I know that Bill Cosby only played Dr. Huxtable on TV, but for those of us who couldn’t Is There Any Hope For Our Civilization? Sun, 23 38 2014 10:38:31 GMT cc496d1d45ff99e46c7d130e7fc4fd54d0f5d9c5 Power Line, by John Hinderaker Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 23 38 2014 10:38:31 GMT I am an inveterate optimist, but the more I learn about what goes on in our universities, the more I conclude that our civilization has a death wish. Heather MacDonald’s article in City Journal on “micro-aggression” at UCLA prompted this particular bout of despondency. What goes on in our universities is scarcely believable. MacDonald’s article is lengthy and should be read in its entirety, but here are a few excerpts with my comments. In November 2013, two dozen graduate students at the University of California at Los Angeles marched into an education class and announced a protest against its “hostile and unsafe climate for Scholars Abraham Lincoln, Muhammad Ali, Bill Gates, Charles Manson and a horse: Smithsonian compiles list of 100 most influential Americans with algorithm using Wikipedia pages Sun, 23 38 2014 10:38:07 GMT fc041c25f5c8f8bb43d56387a5131635970d4507 Daily Mail (UK), by Wills Robinson Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 23 38 2014 10:38:07 GMT Smithsonian magazine has used an algorithm based on data taken from Wikipedia pages to compile a list of the 100 most influential Americas of all time. Alongside presidents, entrepreneurs and athletes, the group also includes presidential assassins, professional wrestlers, notorious gangsters and serial killers. Surprise names featuring on the list being published in a collector´s edition of the magazine include mobsters John Dillinger and Al Capone, cult leader and murderer Charles Manson, movie star'turned'politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and race horse Secretariat. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, Lee Harvey Oswald, Lois Lerner Refused Tax Exempt Status to Hundreds of Conservative Groups – But Granted Status to an Underage Prostitution Ring Sun, 23 34 2014 10:34:01 GMT 543c0de23abad5f350763f388dc6644b94406605 Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 23 34 2014 10:34:01 GMT The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal included: Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted At least 5 pro-Israel groups Constitutional groups Groups that criticized Obama administration At least two pro-life groups An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor A 180 year-old Baptist paper A Texas voting-rights group A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed Conservative activists and businesses At least one conservative Hispanic group IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed 10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS And… 100% of the 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by Like your Obamacare plan? HHS may re'enroll you in a different one Sun, 23 30 2014 10:30:48 GMT 6085ea7e401d69785cf98ac5d4d59c31fe82c94b Washington Examiner [DC], by Philip Klein Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 23 30 2014 10:30:48 GMT When President Obama’s healthcare law went into effect and millions of Americans had their plans canceled despite promises to the contrary, the administration argued that the new law would provide those who were displaced with better options. But under changes being contemplated by the Department of Health and Human Services, people who like their Obamacare plans might not get to keep their plans. Or at least, not by default. In a Friday night news dump, HHS released proposed new regulations for the 2016 benefit year (with open enrollment proposed for next Oct. 1 through Dec. 15), including one rule that Obama tees off alongside Derek Jeter on exclusive Las Vegas golf course one day after delivering historic immigration speech Sun, 23 27 2014 10:27:46 GMT 033210fa58ffda3d11f3fa3218ae618a0c767874 Daily Mail (UK), by Sophie Jane Evans Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 23 27 2014 10:27:46 GMT He had just delivered a historic immigration speech that sparked outrage among Republicans. So today, President Barack Obama decided to take a break at an exclusive Las Vegas golf course. And teeing off alongside the politician was retired New York Yankees captain, Derek Jeter. Scroll down for video ' Obama and Jeter, who played his last game for the Yankees on September 28, were spotted playing golf at Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas, one of the most prestigious courses in the world. They were joined by Obama campaign supporter Stephen Cloobeck and the owner of the Las Vegas Sun That Great Chocolate Shortage; Of Course It´s Bad Public Policy, Why Do You Ask? Sun, 23 26 2014 10:26:40 GMT 7653dd200de4ca061ab800143e2b8120c56312b7 Forbes, by Tim Worstall Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 23 26 2014 10:26:40 GMT The last few days have seen us regaled with a serious of stories about how the world is going to run out of chocolate. That would be, I think we can all agree, almost as bad as running out of bacon. So it’s worth thinking through the reasons as to why we might be running out. After all, cocoa, from which chocolate is made, is a plant, it’s obviously renewable in that it grows each season. So how can we be running out of something we farm? The answer is, in part at least, that there’s some bad public policy at the root of this. As there usually is when something that shouldn’t happen does. Here’s the basic story in a nutshell: Siberia by Train Sun, 23 15 2014 10:15:59 GMT 808fb588ac9cdc6fc87b9d89fc2379222045296c Washington Free Beacon, by Tom Rogan Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 23 15 2014 10:15:59 GMT In Midnight in Siberia, National Public Radio host David Greene uses the Siberian Express as a literal and figurative vehicle to explore Russia’s heart. Travelling with his NPR companion and Russian interlocutor, Sergei, this book isn’t simply a travel book. Midnight in Siberia is a strong exploration of Russia’s troubled present, which takes seriously the complexities of the matters it addresses. Consider the issue of alcoholism. Dining with the different families he meets, Greene takes pains to acquaint us with a defining Russia tradition: “It is bad luck to only have one shot.” From the very start of this journey, we SNL’s Obama Shoves The Schoolhouse Rock Bill Down The Capitol Steps Sun, 23 14 2014 10:14:31 GMT 8541d858ae7f49da92073e204ce49cbeee2e45b8 Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 23 14 2014 10:14:31 GMT Finally, the first biting political spoof from Saturday Night Live in a while: the Bill from Schoolhouse Rock explains to a student how he becomes a law, only to be violently beat up by Barack Obama and his new best friend, “Executive Order.”Even then, the poor Executive Order still thinks he’s used for simple things, like declaring holidays and creating national parks, until Obama informs him that he’s going to be used to grant amnesty to 5 million undocumented immigrants. His reaction: “Whoa.” Watch below via NBC: (Video)