News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Thu, 31 24 2014 08:24:01 GMT Thu, 31 24 2014 08:24:01 GMT 50,000 meals a day among outpouring of support for IDF Thu, 31 51 2014 05:51:51 GMT 3ddbd46d5326322fd196da50344cb3664fd539a6 Times of Israel, by Melanie Lidman Posted By: Up2Here- Thu, 31 51 2014 05:51:51 GMT MOSHAV MASLUL, southern Israel — It all started with a lemonade stand. “I took my kids, and I said, let’s go buy some lemons and make lemonade for the soldiers driving by,” said Doron Elbaz, the owner of a farm next to Moshav Maslul, a small town near the Gaza border.During previous conflicts, Elbaz had organized convoys bearing food for soldiers going into Gaza. But when the current operation started on July 8, it was still unclear what kind of troops would be on the ground and how many soldiers would be serving in the area. So he decided to Three IDF soldiers killed when explosives detonated within a booby'trapped UN building in Gaza. UNRWA yet to comment. Thu, 31 38 2014 04:38:24 GMT 5e6be44ade6a8dbb93cc320a5dcb5dd3b51b15c8 Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Elad Benari Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 31 38 2014 04:38:24 GMT The three IDF soldiers who were killed on Wednesday in Gaza, were killed when explosives detonated within a booby'trapped UN building in Khan Younis, Breitbart reports. An elite IDF tunnel unit was in the process of uncovering an opening to a Hamas tunnel located at an UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) health clinic when all of a sudden the explosives detonated, causing the entirety of the building to fall on top of the soldiers. [Snip] The IDF has previously provided video evidence that Hamas fires rockets from inside schools and it is also known that Hamas has also Will the US Really Defend Japan? Thu, 31 58 2014 03:58:18 GMT 16aeed3a827412961f1d1c58ff5d295b40229c26 The Diplomat, by Paul Sracic Posted By: Thrasymachus- Thu, 31 58 2014 03:58:18 GMT If the unthinkable happens, and the dispute in the East China Sea between Japan and China over the Senkaku islands (called the Diaoyu islands by the Chinese) escalates into a military conflict, will the U.S. military really come to the aid of Japan? This is certainly the implied position of the Obama administration, but would it be able to follow through on this commitment? If not, what impact will this have on future relations with Japan and in Asia? These are very important questions, yet no one is asking them; this is because no one thinks they need to be US resupplies Israel with munitions as Gaza conflict rages Thu, 31 52 2014 03:52:07 GMT 26afa2f31814ad747337354c22779f44bc8118cb Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 31 52 2014 03:52:07 GMT WASHINGTON''The United States has allowed Israel, waging an campaign in the Gaza Strip, to tap a local US arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, a US defense official said on Thursday. [Snip] Israel, however, did not cite an emergency when it made its latest request about 10 days ago, the defense official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The United States allowed Israel to access the strategic stockpile anyway to resupply itself with 40mm grenades and 120mm mortar rounds to deplete older stocks that would eventually need to be refreshed. Bouncing Back, Economy Grew 4% for Quarter Thu, 31 50 2014 03:50:34 GMT 19ef2a0fdc87e72cbab570eacd4ed35d3f30c239 New York Times, by DIONNE SEARCEY Posted By: addicted_to_coffee- Thu, 31 50 2014 03:50:34 GMT The United States economy rebounded strongly in the second quarter of the year, shaking off the negative effects of an unusually harsh winter and stirring hopes that it might finally be establishing a solid enough footing to put the lingering effects of the recession squarely in the past. The Commerce Department, in its initial estimate for April, May and June, reported on Wednesday that the economy grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4 percent, surpassing expectations. ‘Big Bang’ star Mayim Bialik helps send bulletproof vests to IDF Thu, 31 13 2014 03:13:49 GMT 61431736a2e5a826b4764e7dd0f3b6cce6716767 Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 31 13 2014 03:13:49 GMT “The Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik explained Wednesday why she is helping send bulletproof vests to the Israel Defense Forces. The Jewish actress and outspoken supporter of Israel wrote a brief blog post Wednesday afternoon, titled “Why I Donated Money to Send Bulletproof Vests to the IDF.” “1. I need to feel like I’m doing something,” she writes. “2. No matter what your politics are, soldiers sent into war zones deserve to be protected from enemy fire.” “3. Every soldier is someone’s son or daughter. Every single one,” she concludes, linking to a post she wrote on July 7. House Republicans authorize lawsuit against Obama for presidential overreach Thu, 31 10 2014 03:10:48 GMT e45ae4eafe4c25e6cf89c8d6ea133702d7787730 Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang and Stephen Dinan Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 31 10 2014 03:10:48 GMT House Republicans voted Wednesday evening to authorize an unprecedented lawsuit against President Obama, escalating a separation of powers battle between Congress and the White House that is heavily tinged with election-year politics. Mr. Obama mocked Republicans, telling them to “stop just hatin’ all the time,” but GOP lawmakers said they felt boxed in, being unable to get their legislation through the Democrat-controlled Senate and having to watch as the president tweaks, waives or ignores laws Congress has written but which he dislikes. “This isn’t about Republicans and Democrats; it’s about defending the Constitution $5 million, $50 million or even more – just how rich is Hillary Clinton? Here’s why we don’t know. Thu, 31 07 2014 03:07:36 GMT aa859d7396a9c280ebc0cda67d6789702c82c2c3 Washington Post, by Alexander Becker Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 31 07 2014 03:07:36 GMT Ever since Hillary Clinton drew attention to her finances by claiming her family was "dead broke" when they left the White House, speculation has focused on a seemingly simple question: Exactly how rich are the Clintons? The answer, at least for the time being, is that there´s no way for the public to know. The couple´s wealth since Bill Clinton´s presidency ended in early 2001 has been generated largely from paid speeches, lucrative book deals and successful investments. Some of that wealth has been detailed over the years in the financial disclosure forms Hillary Clinton was required to file as Western powers temporarily abandon democracy-building efforts in Libya Thu, 31 04 2014 03:04:05 GMT ce91855226a3076e78e89f4e21766668309bed61 Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 31 04 2014 03:04:05 GMT Three years after Western powers helped Libyan rebels overthrow dictator Moammar Gaddafi, they have at least temporarily abandoned efforts on the ground to bolster Libya’s foundering democracy. On Wednesday, France evacuated its embassy in Tripoli, where warring militias have traded rocket and artillery fire over the past two weeks in the worst violence in the capital since Gaddafi’s ouster. French ships moved diplomats and French and other European citizens across the Mediterranean to Toulon, just days after U.S. diplomats left by road for Tunisia and then traveled to Malta, where they have set up an embassy-in-absentia. Report: Feds Release Far More Illegal Aliens in Texas Than Any Other US State Thu, 31 01 2014 03:01:08 GMT ea7c7f3f8cde0a733036d6805af2477d671c25f0 Breitbart Texas, by Kristin Tate Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 31 01 2014 03:01:08 GMT HOUSTON, Texas''Amid the border crisis, President Obama´s Health and Human Services (HHS) has been quietly releasing illegal immigrant minors onto U.S. soil. According to HHS´ Office of Refugee and Resettlement, a total of 30,340 unaccompanied minors have already been released from federal custody after being placed in a foster home. Although foreign minors have been set free in all 50 states, Texas has received far more than any other U.S. state. As of July 7, 4,280 illegal immigrant minors were released in Texas. (Snip) Several other states received a large number of the minors: New York: 3,347; Florida: 3,181; California: Website could provide easy access to duplicating strangers’ keys Thu, 31 59 2014 02:59:42 GMT 260f0240cdd59de8512ffc5b564382693c7c42fc WISH'TV [Indianapolis, IN], by Karen Hensel Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 59 2014 02:59:42 GMT INDIANAPOLIS — With $6 and a smartphone, you can quickly and easily get a copy of your house key. Unfortunately, so can people with more nefarious motives. An I'Team 8 investigation discovered that leaving keys unattended for just a moment can put you at risk. Hand your keys over for an oil change? Check your car with a valet? Leave your keys on your desk at work? I'Team 8 found easy access to keys in all parts of everyday life. Scanning the WISH'TV newsroom, I'Team 8 quickly found opportunities to use a camera phone to go online and get a copy of Report: Desperate Hamas Stealing UN Food Stamps to Survive Thu, 31 52 2014 02:52:54 GMT 01b1d0073e307c000cb6c684091146ce202882e0 Breitbart Big Peace, by Joel B. Pollack Posted By: mitzi- Thu, 31 52 2014 02:52:54 GMT Though Hamas started the latest round of conflict with Israel, it seems to have calculated''wrongly''that Israel would not launch a ground invasion. Members of the Hamas terrorist organization are reportedly so desperate for food after three-and-a-half weeks of war with Israel that they are seizing United Nations food coupons to keep their members fed''and to prevent them from surrendering to Israeli soldiers out of sheer hunger. The Jerusalem Post reports that senior Israeli military planners have concluded that Hamas is operating from a position of weakness, having lost much of its secretive tunnel network''and at least some of Exclusive: Illegal Alien Crime Victims Invite Boehner, His Family To Border, Plead for Enforcement Thu, 31 51 2014 02:51:02 GMT bc6403f8a36844026abfa6d372c7d79d6add3418 Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 51 2014 02:51:02 GMT Several family members of victims of horrific crimes committed by illegal aliens have invited House Speaker John Boehner to visit the U.S. Border with Mexico with them in a fiery letter provided exclusively to Breitbart News. “As you leave Washington, D.C. to vacation with your families, our families invite you and your entire family to spend the weekend in McAllen, Texas,” the victims´ family members wrote to Boehner and other lawmakers Wednesday. “We invite you to see firsthand the invasion and lawlessness that is destroying our beloved country, and how you (and others) have given de facto permission and unfettered access First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes Thu, 31 46 2014 02:46:42 GMT 5dc17c016e24701bf7354d9144e8180acb3fcb88 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 31 46 2014 02:46:42 GMT WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough. "No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens," Mrs. Obama said. The first lady spoke Wednesday to the inaugural class of young African fellows who are getting six weeks of leadership training in the United States as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. "Leadership is about creating new traditions that honor the Obama Administration Suing Pa. State Police Over Physical Fitness Tests Thu, 31 44 2014 02:44:58 GMT f6e271f1a6baf60a40e7be07ceee28cfab6275d3 Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 44 2014 02:44:58 GMT Saying that the physical fitness tests that the Pennsylvania state police uses to identify entry'level candidates are not job'related, the Department of Justice is suing the agency for sex discrimination since more men pass the tests than women. “Through the use of these physical fitness tests, Defendants have engaged in a pattern or practice of employment discrimination against women in [Pennsylvania State Police´s] selection process for entry'level trooper positions in violation of Title VII [of the Civil Rights Act of 1964],” reads the DOJ’s lawsuit. At issue are the state agency’s 2003 and 2009 physical fitness tests that are one Brown: California Willing to Shelter More Migrants Thu, 31 27 2014 02:27:05 GMT ec8f81db8029917acdd07c076f87e5606ac620ec Associated Press, by Olga R. Rodriguez Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 27 2014 02:27:05 GMT California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his state is willing to shelter more migrant children from Central America if needed but reiterated that the United States needs to find a long'term solution to the immigration crisis. "I would do everything I could to make sure California will do its part to shelter any young children that are in need of protection," Brown said after meeting with more than a dozen Central American religious leaders and Los Angeles Catholic Archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez in Mexico to discuss the surge of unaccompanied Central American youth and families illegally crossing into the United White House Believes ‘All Air Travel’ Here Safe During Ebola Outbreak Thu, 31 24 2014 02:24:07 GMT ac87c54e494c516567eccd6bdff06e54ffde07ee PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 31 24 2014 02:24:07 GMT The White House maintained today that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa “is not a risk to the United States at this time.” Two American aid workers in Liberia have tested positive for the virus, and a Minnesota man who had been working for the Liberian government died after taking a flight to Nigeria 10 days ago. The wife of 40-year-old Patrick Sawyer said he had planned to come visit Minnesota next month to see their three young children. “We are aware of the reports that U.S. citizens have been diagnosed with the virus. We have no higher priority than the protection of U.S. citizens overseas. But again, as the CDC has stated, Liberal interventionists silent on ISIS’s medieval brutality Thu, 31 14 2014 02:14:45 GMT 8cc69cc63964d98829e25d4c480a425578321d66 Hot Air, by Noah Rothman Posted By: mitzi- Thu, 31 14 2014 02:14:45 GMT The coldblooded atrocities being committed by the fundamentalist militants fighting under the Islamic State’s banners in Iraq and Syria continue unabated. ISIS militants in the north and west of Iraq are destroying ancient Christian and Shiite religious shrines unchecked, have robbed Christian Iraqis and purged them from the areas they control, and are now carrying out a virtually genocidal massacre of Shia Muslim men. In a video that was deemed too graphic even for YouTube, ISIS militants revealed their brutality for the world when they posted footage featuring hundreds of Muslim men being summarily executed. Exclusive: Report reveals ‘disturbing trend’ of brazen attacks against border security by gangs, drug and human traffickers Thu, 31 04 2014 02:04:45 GMT 31f3a649b6fbfc226c0293c17bbec6500ea33548 Fox News, by Jana Winter Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 04 2014 02:04:45 GMT Exclusive: A game warden hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft. Police officers wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. Criminals spewing obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for – and receiving – medical treatment. And that was just last week. A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal immigrant gang members and draw automatic gunfire from across the Rio Grande, and where local, state and federal authorities fight EPA to Republicans: You´re making it ´very difficult´ to do our job Thu, 31 58 2014 01:58:42 GMT 46de1b5278cb43c3b4eb35ce81e9baa35125b52f The Hill [Washington, DC], by Tim Devaney Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 58 2014 01:58:42 GMT A top official at the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday he is troubled by a lack of trust from Republicans concerning the EPA’s new climate rule and plan to regulate smaller bodies of water. EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe said he is trying to “build a bridge” with Republicans. “I can tell you my boss [EPA Administrator] Gina McCarthy would want nothing more than to build credibility with Congress,” Perciasepe said during a hearing at the House Small Business Committee. Perciasepe plans to leave the EPA next month, but before he takes off he has been making the rounds in Congress, offering to Americans want a dealmaker, not an ideologue Thu, 31 51 2014 01:51:00 GMT 3abc7980c410a9d192467478ecaeebf7aef43f7d The Hill [Washington, DC], by Lanny Davis Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 51 2014 01:51:00 GMT When it comes to judging someone’s political ideology, many people and pundits end up arguing about labels and characterizations rather than the facts and the objective record. For example, I recall recently reading about someone who attended a Ready for Hillary meeting in Iowa who declared his concern about Hillary Clinton being a “corporatist.” A few recent articles refer to Clinton as a “centrist” or not a genuine “populist,” words meaning different things to different people. Fortunately, polling data show that most people make their judgments based on facts, not labels. When it comes to judging someone’s political ideology, Mother of Mexican teen sues Border Patrol for her son´s death Thu, 31 40 2014 01:40:59 GMT 81e760781311af61705c42acdd24ac433b6c29a2 KGUN9'TV [Tucson, AZ], by Valerie Cavazos Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 40 2014 01:40:59 GMT TUCSON '' After nearly two years of no answers from Border Patrol, the mother of a Mexican teen killed 2' years ago has slapped the US Border Patrol with a lawsuit. Aricela Rodriguez is calling her son´s death a "brazen and lawless killing." The civil rights case is testing a recent federal ruling on law enforcement´s use of deadly force along the border. Family members and attorneys spoke Tuesday at a news conference outside U.S. District court in Tucson after attorneys filed a 10 page civil lawsuit against 20 Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Protection agents '' identified only Dem Rep Accuses Border Patrol of Deliberately Torturing Unaccompanied Children Thu, 31 20 2014 01:20:35 GMT ec9379a1beb22264cc990b2abc879f9feee5330b Breitbart TV, by Pam Key Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 20 2014 01:20:35 GMT On Tuesday, members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a hearing on the humanitarian crisis on the ten of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border. During that hearing, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) likened the cold temperatures maintained inside the holding facilities to "torture." Despite temperatures having reached over 100 degrees in El Paso, TX, the location of a Border Patrol holding facility, the Illinois Democrat insisted that the children were "deliberately held in really uncomfortable situations." Jessica Jones, with the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service agreed with Thoughts on ‘Political Suicide’ and other tales from ‘Cloud'Cuckoo'Land’ Thu, 31 45 2014 12:45:02 GMT 910dcddc9438f30ef18c35b3b3880a8a57a74655 PJ Media, by Roger Kimball Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 45 2014 12:45:02 GMT Having just returned from a stimulating colloquy at a semi'secure, undisclosed location among the California redwoods — a location, moreover, cut off from the always exigent importunities of the Internet — I find that our masters in and about Washington, D.C., have continued that long'running road show “Wrecking the United States of America.” The latest act, taking its place right alongside the three'ring circus of Appeasing Russia, Enabling Hamas, and Turning a Blind Eye Towards Iran, is the Great Disappearing Border Trick now showing in the southern most reaches of what we used to be able to call our country Senate Report Ties Soros Group to ´Billionaire´s Club´ Dictating EPA Actions Thu, 31 30 2014 12:30:23 GMT 45955418e4bd5be3d7679db8695d1be04601e9e6 Cybercast News Service, by Mike Ciandella Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 31 30 2014 12:30:23 GMT An "elite group of left wing millionaires and billionaires" fund "the far'left environmental movement, which in turn controls major policy decisions," according to a U.S. Senate report released on July 30. The report singled out, among other groups, the secretive Democracy Alliance, a group founded in part by liberal billionaire George Soros. The report stated that "DA flouts transparency and public participation as the group emphasizes secrecy in all its operations." It also said that the influence of the DA and groups like it could be traced through other liberal groups to environmental regulations mandated by the EPA. The Democracy Alliance is