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What Mary Berry can teach today’s
feminists about not treating
women as helpless victims

Daily Mail [UK], by Melanie Phillips

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/28/2013 4:12:01 AM

The chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, decided last week to use the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos to make some observations about women in the workplace. She said that companies should be able to ask women employees whether they intend to have children.[Snip]At the very least, it surely merits a discussion with her employer. But such is the equality madness, so absolute the prohibition against speaking about such matters and so great the opprobrium directed at anyone who does, that when someone actually says the blindingly obvious like this it comes

      


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Israel backs new
Jewish settlement homes
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2013 8:06:59 AM     Post Reply
The Israeli government has approved the construction of more than 1,000 new homes in Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian areas. Housing Minister Uri Ariel said they would be built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to meet the needs of Israeli citizens. It comes three days before peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are due to resume in Jerusalem. The issue of settlement-building halted the last direct talks. These collapsed in September 2010. In order to get the Palestinians to agree to the talks, Israel approved the release of more than 100 Palestinian prisoners. The first group

   

 

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Lindsey Graham’s primary challenge:
Surviving next year’s primary
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Robert Behre, Schuyler Kropf    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2013 7:16:23 AM     Post Reply
Is Lindsey Graham vulnerable? Three Republican candidates already have announced they are gunning for South Carolina’s senior senator when he seeks re-election next year. And if they can force him into a runoff next June, that could pose problems for the state’s most visible political figure. [Snip] Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, said it’s too early to predict outcomes, but Graham is most vulnerable in the June primary rather than in the general election. The fact that Graham has drawn these opponents reflects what we have all heard over the past few

Is this the future of fracking?
A town divided, celebrity protesters
and wild health scares... And after
15 years of bitter battling about*
Daily Mail [UK], by Daniel Bates, Olga Craig    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2013 6:51:44 AM     Post Reply
For two years, Tammy Manning and her family have been the faces of the anti-fracking movement in America. From the sleepy backwater of Franklin Forks, just ten miles from the New York county line in rural Pennsylvania, blonde and photogenic Tammy and her children have been feted by television companies and environmentalists alike: portrayed as the ‘perfect’ example of how one family’s lives have been blighted by a greedy energy company whose hunger for profit had put their health at serious risk. Pop stars, actors and politicians, from Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Susan Sarandon to Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson

69 dead and more than 100 injured
after a series of car bombs explode
on the crowded streets of Baghdad
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 9:37:04 PM     Post Reply
A series of car bombs in mainly Shi´ite areas of Baghdad killed 69 people and wounded at least 140 on Saturday, police and medical sources said. The attacks come during a surge in violence in Iraq since the start of the year. The wave of separate explosions targeted markets and busy shopping streets. The bombings, which appeared coordinated, were similar to attacks in Baghdad on Tuesday in which 50 were killed. The bloodshed also comes after Iraqi security forces promised to step up efforts to increase security to protect the public during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations that mark the end

Doctors hail new ‘wonder
drug’ to help fight diabetes
Daily Express [UK], by Jo Willey    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 6:22:40 PM     Post Reply
A new drug to block the advance of the most acute form of diabetes in its early stages has been “strikingly effective” in preliminary trials. It helps the body to keep ­producing its own insulin, ­effectively stopping Type 1 ­diabetes in its tracks. The latest trial results of ­teplizumab showed it helped stave off the complete destruction of insulin-producing cells in half of those taking part. It opens up the very real possibility that, if caught early enough, the onset of full-blown Type 1 diabetes could be halted before irreparable ­damage is done. Complications of diabetes include blindness, heart disease

Did President Obama break the law?
Revelation of ´sealed Benghazi
indictment´ was against federal law -
for anyone other than the President
Daily Mail [UK], by Alex Greig    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 6:16:06 PM     Post Reply
During a press conference yesterday, President Obama revealed the existence of a sealed indictment in the Benghazi attacks in Libya on September 11, 2012, leaving some experts questioning whether the president broke the law. Federal law states that ´no person may disclose [a sealed] indictment´s existence,´ and that doing so may be ´punished as a contempt of court,´ a charge that carries a minimum sentence of six months prison. The announcement came as a surprise to some insiders, as the existence of a sealed indictment has not been publicly confirmed or denied by law enforcement or

   

 

  


 
Obama’s not to be
trusted on foreign policy
Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 6:08:47 PM     Post Reply
The West can no longer rely on American leadership in the world. For the remaining duration of the Obama administration, Washington’s judgment and effectiveness in foreign policy cannot be trusted. It is quite an achievement for the one remaining superpower to appear as ineffectual and wrong-footed as the United States has managed to do in the past week. But there it is. The president’s global strategy in his second term was based on two resounding premises. First, al-Qaeda was “on the run” having been smashed by the killing of Osama bin Laden and the successful US drone operations in

Loyalist riots in Belfast leave 56
police officers injured and parts
of the city wrecked in night
of ´mindless anarchy´
Daily Mail [UK], by Kerry McDermott    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 5:55:12 PM     Post Reply
Chaotic violence that erupted during loyalist riots in Belfast left 56 police officers injured and parts of the city centre wrecked. Protestors who ran amok through the streets and attacked police with missiles including scaffolding poles and paving stones ripped up from a main shopping area are guilty of ´mindless anarchy,´ Northern Ireland´s Chief Constable said.[Snip] The violence erupted in the Royal Avenue area, a usually busy commercial street close to City Hall, as more than a thousand loyalist demonstrators gathered to protest at the republican rally to mark the introduction of internment

Britain´s foreign aid has fallen
into hands of al-Qaeda, DfiD admits
Telegraph [UK], by Andrew Gilligan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 5:38:45 PM     Post Reply
The terror group’s Somali franchise, al-Shabaab, “confiscated” the equipment from DfID contractors in multiple incidents over at least three months before any action was taken. The admission is contained in the small print of the department’s latest accounts, which say that £480,000 worth of “humanitarian materials and supplies” was written off following repeated “confiscations” by al-Shabaab. The confiscations are one of a series of developments disclosed by the department, which will increase controversy over the British aid budget, the only item of government expenditure that is rising sharply in an

The discount chain that could become
Wal-Mart´s worst nightmare by
offering even cheaper prices
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/9/2013 4:58:33 PM     Post Reply
A small Idaho grocery chain has been dubbed ´Wal-Mart´s worst nightmare´ after recording huge profits at its 100 stores. The no frills Western-based chain WinCo offers cheaper prices as well as better employee conditions than its giant rival, according to experts who claim that the small chain could one day be national competitor. [Snip] It keeps its costs low by eliminating the middleman and buying direct from suppliers often sending their own trucks to collect produce which means they get a better price. Customers are also expected to bag their own groceries and credit cards are not accepted, bringing prices

When a house is not a home:
The fake townhouses in New
York, London and Paris that are
just a front for hidden portals
into an underground world
Daily Mail [UK], by Matt Blake    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/9/2013 4:48:28 PM     Post Reply
It´s in an excellent location, within reach of local schools, has very low maintenance costs and the transport links are to die for. But nevertheless, even the most cunning of estate agents would have trouble selling this Greek Revival brownstone townhouse... because it´s not a house at all. In fact, it´s just a front--literally. Behind the rustic red-brick facade of 58 Joralemon Street, in the heart of Brooklyn, lies a gaping void of nothing whatsoever. It is actually a secret subway exit and ventilation point disguised as a terraced family home which towers above the New York City subway tracks

   

 

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Iraq marshes: A return to
Eden after Saddam’s fall
Telegraph [UK], by Geoffrey Lean    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/9/2013 4:29:06 PM     Post Reply
They are thought to be the site of the Garden of Eden, but Saddam Hussein turned them into hell on earth. Yet now, largely through one man’s vision and sacrifice, the Mesopotamian marshes have been sufficiently restored for much of them to have been designated as Iraq’s first national park. Fed by the great Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the marshes were once the largest and richest in wildlife in the Middle East, and--at some 7,700 square miles--the third most extensive in the world. More than five millennia ago, much of the modern human story began around their shores



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Wall Street Journal, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 8/10/2013 9:36:49 PM     Post Reply
While media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been promoting her new film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” she revealed she was a recent victim of profiling while shopping in a store in Zurich.(Snip)“I was in Zurich the other day at a store, whose name I will not mention,” Winfrey said on “Entertainment Tonight,” “and I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear…but obviously, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich. So this doesn’t happen to me unless somebody obviously doesn’t know that it’s me.” Winfrey went on to explain that she was in Zurich for Tina Turner’s wedding,

Oprah on racism over ´too
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Nobody tells Oprah she can´t afford a handbag. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her latest media foray with the newly revitalized Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The entertainer earned an estimated $77 million from June 2012 to June 2013 alone, according to Forbes, but she says she still experiences racism because she is African American. Take this latest incident in Switzerland, where "The Butler" star went to attend the nuptials of good friend and singer Tina Turner last month.

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Did President Obama break the law?
Revelation of ´sealed Benghazi
indictment´ was against federal law -
for anyone other than the President

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Daily Mail [UK], by Alex Greig    Original Article
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/11/2013 8:49:45 AM     Post Reply
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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Eid part of US tapestry
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Arab News, (Saudi Arabia), by Sameen Tahir-Kahn    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/10/2013 11:04:41 AM     Post Reply
OHIO: Muslims across the US celebrated Eid on the same day to everyone’s joy and relief. Mosques overflowed with happy worshippers who stood as one ummah in prayer and thanksgiving, enjoying the mild weather, treats and spiritually motivating sermons of the day. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle also sent their warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid Al-Fitr around the world, calling it "part of a great tapestry of America´s many traditions."

   

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