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Nairobi airport closes as
fire crews tackle blaze

BBC News, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Drive, 8/7/2013 4:35:09 AM

A huge fire has broken out at the main international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated. Cabinet secretary for transport Michael Kamau said the fire was "very severe" and urged people to stay away from the airport. Images showed flames raging from one of the main buildings. The interior ministry tweeted that an evacuation of the entire airport was under way, with only essential personnel remaining, but said the fire had been contained.

      


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Abusing the System: Facebook
Standards and the People
Who Violate Them
New York Observer, by Ruthie Blum    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 8/12/2013 6:06:27 PM     Post Reply
For the past two months, I have intermittently been barred from Facebook. The first time it happened was in June, when I tried to post my Israel Hayom column. Suddenly, a window popped up, telling me that inappropriate material had been found on, and removed from, my page. I was warned that if I continued violating Facebook’s “community standards,” I would be banned from the social network for good. The notice included a link specifying these standards, and a demand that I click to

   

 

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NPR’s Ombudsman Demolishes
Reckless NPR Series; NPR
News Stands by It
Newsbusters, by John Williams    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/12/2013 12:23:23 PM     Post Reply
From October 25 – October 27, 2011, NPR’s investigative correspondent Laura Sullivan and NPR West producer Amy Walters made sensational charges against the state of South Dakota on NPR’s two largest news shows. They claimed that the state forcibly removed American Indian children from their families and placed them in white families for the purpose of receiving additional revenue from the U.S. government. The series soon came under withering scrutiny by John Hinderaker at Power Line (see links below to his 6-part 2011 examination). Unbeknownst to Hinderaker and about everyone else, NPR’s independent ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos

Assisted reproduction: When does
a father become one?
Los Angeles Times, by Naomi Cahn and June Carbone    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/12/2013 11:00:45 AM     Post Reply
When does a man become a father — the legally recognized parent of a child, responsible for support and eligible for custody? Historically, parenthood has involved something more than simply a biological connection. In some eras that meant the law recognized only fathers who married the mothers. Today, recognition extends to unmarried parents who raise a child together. The new question on the table is whether it extends to a man who donates sperm to a woman and establishes a relationship with the child. Does he become a father if the child calls him "Daddy," or does it require something more?

Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violated
Rights, Judge Rules
New York Times, by Joseph Goldstein    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/12/2013 10:13:29 AM     Post Reply
In a repudiation of a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy, a federal judge has found that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers, and called for a federal monitor to oversee broad reforms. In a decision issued on Monday, the judge, Shira A. Scheindlin, ruled that police officers have for years been systematically stopping innocent people in the street without any objective reason to suspect them of

41-Vehicle Pileup In Virginia
Injures 10 People
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/12/2013 9:53:24 AM     Post Reply
LEXINGTON, Va. — Police are investigating a 41-vehicle pileup in Virginia that injured at least 10 people. The state´s Department of Transportation says in a news release that the pileup occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 81 in the Lexington area of Rockbridge County. Six tractor-trailers were involved in the pileup. The multivehicle wreck shut down the southbound lanes for about six hours, causing a five-mile backup.

Anthony Weiner aims to be top banana
at Dominican Day parade in New York
New York Daily News, by Erin Durkin    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/12/2013 9:07:22 AM     Post Reply
Anthony Weiner did his best to be the top banana among New York’s mayoral candidates courting voters at the Dominican Day parade Sunday. Weiner hammed it up along the Sixth Ave. parade route — and didn’t shy away from grabbing a huge plantain that a woman offered him. The mayoral hopeful wore bright red pants — into which he had changed from a more staid dark suit worn for speeches at Brooklyn churches earlier in the day. He clutched a large Dominican flag and a megaphone

   

 

  


 
Showdown: Historian Diana West
Versus the Intelligentsia
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Jarrett Stepman    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/12/2013 7:36:56 AM     Post Reply
Diana West´s provocative new book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, has been making waves on both the right and the left for bombshell claims of Communist infiltration of the United States government in the twentieth century. After the book was "serialized" on Breitbart News, attacks have come from the left and even the right. Conservative Front Page Magazine writer and historian Ronald Radosh called West Joe McCarthy’s “heiress.” Radosh attacked her for being “reckless” and giving “anti-communism a bad name.”

NBC Buying Web Service
to Stream Phone Video
New York Times, by Brian Stelter    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/12/2013 7:35:11 AM     Post Reply
When a plane crashes or a protest turns violent, television crews speed to the scene. But they typically do not arrive for minutes or even hours, so these days photos and videos by amateurs — what the news industry calls “user-generated content” — fill the void. Those images, usually found by frantic producers on Twitter and Facebook, represented “the first generation of user-generated content for news,” said Vivian Schiller, the chief digital officer for NBC News. The network is betting that the next generation involves live video,

How the Post Was Lost
New York Times, by Ross Douthat    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/11/2013 8:43:18 PM     Post Reply
MANY American newspapers were doomed to decline from the moment the Internet arrived on personal computers. But The Washington Post, just sold off unexpectedly to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, was never really one of them. This is something the sentimental send-offs for the Graham family and its stewardship tended to ignore. As disruptive as the Internet has been for journalism, The Post was uniquely positioned to succeed amid the chaos.

Suspected lethal nerve agent
discovered at JFK Airport mail
facility; two customs agents
given emergency treatment
New York Post, by Philip Messing    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 8/11/2013 4:59:31 PM     Post Reply
The highly lethal nerve agent VX -- used in weapons of mass destruction -- appears to have been discovered in a mail facility at JFK Airport where two US customs agents were sickened this morning, a law-enforcement source said. Both victims suffered respiratory distress and were taken for emergency treatment after being overcome while inside the US Postal Service facility on North Boundary Road at 9:40 a.m., the source said. Initial testing after the incident revealed the presence of "chemical-grade weapons and nerve gas," and subsequent testing produced a positive reading for VX, the source said.

Filner ends rehab,
locks changed on office
San Diego Union-Tribune, by Mark Walker and Trent Seibert    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/10/2013 9:28:55 AM     Post Reply
Mayor Bob Filner is ending his intensive behavioral therapy triggered by sexual harassment allegations earlier than expected while officials on Friday said the locks had been changed at his office.Meanwhile, his political support continued to crater as his last two allies on the City Council called for his resignation, making it unanimous, and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer reiterated her call for him to step down in an impassioned open letter to the mayor.
Source corrected by Staff

   

 

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Matt Damon Slams President Obama:
‘He Broke Up With Me’
Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/9/2013 2:26:02 PM     Post Reply
Famed actor Matt Damon is so disillusioned with President Obama that he almost feels as though the president dumped him. “He broke up with me,” Damon told BET in an interview published on the network’s site Thursday afternoon. Damon was famously a big supporter of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, but that relationship has soured over the last five years, especially after this year’s big revelations about the NSA secretly collecting the metadata of millions of American citizens.



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´Oprah´s a LIAR´: Sales assistant in
Swiss racist handbag row denies telling
TV host that she could not view item
because she couldn´t afford

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Daily Mail [UK], by Allan Hall    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/12/2013 2:14:44 PM     Post Reply
The sales assistant who refused to show U.S. talkshow billionaire Oprah Winfrey a luxury handbag costing nearly £25,000 claims the superstar lied about what happened in the luxury Swiss boutique where she works. Speaking anonymously to Sunday newspaper SonntagsBlick, the Italian bag lady said she felt ´powerless´ and in the grip of a ´cyclone´ after Winfrey went on TV in America to claim she had been the victim of racism. Winfrey was in Switzerland in July when she walked into the Trois Pommes boutique in Zurich looking for a handbag to match the outfit she was going to

A Scandal Bigger Than Benghazi?
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Front Page Magazine, by Arnold Ahlert    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/12/2013 6:50:53 AM     Post Reply
In a story that has remained largely under the mainstream media radar, Congress announced late last month that it would finally investigate the Aug. 6, 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that resulted in 38 deaths, including 22 members of SEAL Team 6, made famous three months earlier when they killed Osama Bin Laden. Grieving family members insist that soldiers in the elite unit were placed in unnecessary danger by the recklessness of the Obama administration, whose actions they characterized as criminal. “We’re going to dive into this,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT),

George Will Slams Rep. Gohmert
For ‘Causing Chaos’: House GOP
‘Cannot Govern This Country’

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/11/2013 2:35:49 PM     Post Reply
Appearing on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert battled not only the Democratic panelists but also conservative pundit George Will over the wisdom of shutting down the government to prevent Obamacare funding. Gohmert strongly condemned President Barack Obama’s argument at Friday’s news conference that the GOP’s “holy grail” was enying millions of people health insurance. “That’s a false narrative,” Gohmert said. “He says we’re trying to keep people from having health care. That’s just not true. That is an absolute, blatant lie. We’re not trying to keep anybody from getting health care.

Shameful Missouri State
Fair stunt smears Obama

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Kansas City Star [KS], by Yael T. Abouhalkah    Original Article
Posted By: gorton- 8/11/2013 7:11:02 PM     Post Reply
The taxpayer-supported Missouri State Fair is getting a lot of negative publicity in social media Sunday following a report of a shameful stunt that occurred Saturday night in Sedalia. (Snip) Basically, a clown wearing a mask of Obama came out during the bull riding event. The crowd was asked if it wanted to see Obama “run down by a bull. Things got worse from there." Things got worse from there, which doesn’t surprise me, given the anti-Obama feeling among many fairgoers from rural Missouri, where Obama lost to Mitt Romney (at least 60-40 percent in much of outlying parts of state)

   

 

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Trump on Romney Campaign: ‘I
Don’t Know What the Hell Happened’

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National Review Online, by Katrina Trinko    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/11/2013 8:49:45 AM     Post Reply
Ames, Iowa — Donald Trump delivered a blistering attack on Mitt Romney’s campaign today. “I don’t know what the hell happened with his campaign,” Trump said in a speech at The Family Leader Summit. “I just don’t get it. That was an election that couldn’t have been lost.” “Every single state that they asked me to go or do some phone calls or some television, we won in the primaries,” Trump remarked. But he also criticized what the campaign had initially wanted him to say in robocalls. “They gave me this most pathetic thing to say. I said,

The new face of SNAP?
Food stamps buy lobster
for surfer and his buddies

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Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/11/2013 5:58:25 AM     Post Reply
During an hour-long deep dive into the growing use of food stamps in America, Fox News highlighted “the new face of food stamps.” That new face is a pina colada-sipping, lobster-loving lothario named Jason Greenslate. Greenslate, a 29-year-old La Jolla California surfer and musician who sings that he does not want a “motherfucking job” and has “fuck no” guilt about living on $200 of what he calls “free money ” — or what the government called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefits — while he avoids a job to hang out on the beach, sing and chase women.

Obama warns disabled veterans
prolonged sequester could put their
benefits in jeopardy

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Jakester2344- 8/11/2013 2:43:59 PM     Post Reply
President Obama took his case for ending the sequester to hundreds of disabled veterans Saturday, saying he protected their benefits from the “reckless” cuts to the federal budget but suggesting next year might be different. “It’s hurting our military. I made it clear that your veteran’s benefits are exempt from this year’s sequester,” the president said to the applause of hundreds at the Disabled American Veterans´ convention in Orlando, Fla. “But I want to tell you going forward the best way to protect the VA care you have earned is to get rid of this sequester altogether.”

First dog Bo is airlifted to
Obama holiday home

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The Telegraph, by Nick Allen    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 8/11/2013 8:06:13 PM     Post Reply
Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft. Arriving in the idyllic coastal retreat of Martha´s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Mr Obama left behind him in Washington DC high profile debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care reforms. Instead, he will spend the next eight days playing golf, going to the beach, and buying books from the Bunch of Grapes bookstore.

‘Was There A Birth Certificate?’:
Trump Battles ABC’s Jon Karl
Over Obama’s, Ted Cruz’s Citizenship

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/11/2013 9:55:53 AM     Post Reply
Potential 2016 presidential contender Donald Trump spoke to ABC’s Jonathan Karl Sunday morning and reignited the birther issue that he helped spark back in 2011, questioning the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate and wondering whether Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, was eligible to president. “Was there a birth certificate?” Trump asked. “You tell me. Some people say that was not his birth certificate. I’m saying I don’t know. Nobody knows. And you don’t know, either, Jonathan. You’re a smart guy, you don’t know, either.” “I’m pretty convinced he was born in the United States,” Karl said.

   

 



 
How the Post Was Lost
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New York Times, by Ross Douthat    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/11/2013 8:43:18 PM     Post Reply
MANY American newspapers were doomed to decline from the moment the Internet arrived on personal computers. But The Washington Post, just sold off unexpectedly to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, was never really one of them. This is something the sentimental send-offs for the Graham family and its stewardship tended to ignore. As disruptive as the Internet has been for journalism, The Post was uniquely positioned to succeed amid the chaos.

Rafael Cruz: ‘Obamacare Is
Going to Destroy the Elderly’

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National Review Online, by Katrina Trinko    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/11/2013 5:28:02 AM     Post Reply
Ames, Iowa – Rafael Cruz brought down the house. Speaking at The Family Leader Summit today, the father of Ted Cruz delivered an energetic speech that earned him one of the longest standing ovations of the day. “Our lives are under attack,” Cruz said of Obamacare. “We already saw what is happening with abortion. The same thing is happening at the other end with Obamacare. Obamacare is going to destroy the elderly by denying care, by even perhaps denying treatment of people [with] catastrophic sickness.” He also addressed religious liberty, saying “socialism requires that government becomes your god.”

Hillary Announces Speaking Tour
to Restore Faith in Government

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/12/2013 8:42:04 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco that she would be launching a series of speeches about American foreign policy in the “next few months.” According to Philip Rucker, White House correspondent for The Washington Post, Hillary planned to emphasize restoring faith in government – an ironic theme, considering that she was a member of the current administration presiding over the rapid decline in faith in government. The speech today was clearly a launching point for a 2016 campaign. She put heavy emphasis on bashing voter

   

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