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Gov. Christie admits climate
change is a real problem, that
human activity plays a role

Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Christopher Baxter

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Posted By:Ribicon, 8/20/2013 5:33:02 PM

Trenton — In case anyone had any doubts on where Gov. Chris Christie stands on climate change, he made his position crystal clear this afternoon: It´s real and it´s a problem. In vetoing a bill (S2946) that would have required New Jersey to stay in a regional program intended to curb greenhouse gases — a program Christie plans to leave by the end of the year — the governor said "climate change is real." He added that "human activity plays a role in these changes" and that climate change is "impacting our state." Christie´s words are his strongest to date in regards to

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Electable Jersey blowhard is saying all the right things to win the 2016 GOP nod.

And, like a pig at the trough, he´s embracing climate change just after the release of a federal post-Sandy study claiming that NJ needs to make substantial "investments" (no doubt involving "federal" dollars) to protect against rising sea levels.

Anything for a good time!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche, 8/20/2013 5:37:04 PM     (No. 9483119)

"admits"?!?!

Maybe he should face the environmental challenge within his belt.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: blueline, 8/20/2013 5:40:57 PM     (No. 9483123)

Go ahead, GOP, and nominate this guy; watch your base stay home, and Christie get creamed in the election. You idiots never learn.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: spincut, 8/20/2013 5:42:44 PM     (No. 9483125)

This is a disqualifying position for a conservative politician in 2013. Five years ago, different story. But it is now abundantly clear that global warming isn´t happening. If your models don´t agree with what´s happening in the real world, it´s not the real world that is false.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sandbar, 8/20/2013 5:45:02 PM     (No. 9483126)

He may be the media darling and the east coast selection but I don´t see him doing well in the flyover states. Of course, if he does get the nod, the media will immediately turn on him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/20/2013 5:45:49 PM     (No. 9483128)

#1, ya beat us to it!

What is this... "admits"...
How about "ass-erts"...
Or maybe "alleges"... ?

And it´s not Earth...
It´s Girth, governor...

Weight change, as we see, is a real problem, for you, governor...

And btw...
You just lost 200 pounds of Gravitas...
by spoutin´ dis nonsense to us...
Good luck wit dat... Ya Guber RINO...
or is that... RINO Guber... ?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: trapper, 8/20/2013 5:47:38 PM     (No. 9483129)

Ho.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: judy, 8/20/2013 5:52:48 PM     (No. 9483135)

Typical rino, playing to the big $$$$$ donors & forgetting what the little people want. Didn´t they learn from Romney , you have to be more inclusive , not divisive. We have one divider in chief we don´t need another one. I predict he will be Hillary´s VP when he starts losing the south. Very odd he announced this the day he was visiting the big $$$$ donors.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/20/2013 5:53:25 PM     (No. 9483136)

Not the first time that Christie is wrong and certainly not the last.

In other news online ... Christie apparently learned Catholic doctrine from Nancy Pelosi. All over FB and Twitter.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/20/2013 5:54:46 PM     (No. 9483139)

Did the doctors make a mistake and install lap-band around his brain instead of his belly?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/20/2013 5:55:25 PM     (No. 9483140)

#1) Is man made global warming real? #2) Is it a bad thing, or at what point does it become a bad thing? #3) Can it be arrested without sending the world´s economies to middle ages levels? 4). If global warming is determined a problem will technology bring an answer? Myself I believe Global Warming will benefit mankind. The Vikings discovered Greenland and named it thus, even grew grapes for wine. If the alarmists are correct Greenland (and much else) should have been underwater.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: keekng, 8/20/2013 5:59:32 PM     (No. 9483146)

Anyone else think Christie is a idiot?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Submariner, 8/20/2013 6:06:09 PM     (No. 9483153)

Like I needed more reasons not to vote for Christie...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: farmwife, 8/20/2013 6:08:26 PM     (No. 9483155)

Christie is just like McCain. He says all the things the Democrats say thinking that will get him good press. The minute he becomes the nominee, the press will turn on him. If you ever expect good press and you are a Republican, you are afool. And this county has had all the fools we can stand. I want real conservative that will not allow the press to define them. One that des not suck up to the elites in th vain hope that they can become one of them.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 8/20/2013 6:14:49 PM     (No. 9483164)

Please Governor, list for us your climatological credentials,,,,right there by the first Wookies´ Nutritionist credentials will do just fine.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: smoolie, 8/20/2013 6:15:26 PM     (No. 9483165)

I unenrolled for this very reason. Why vote for Democrat Lite when a Democrat is also running?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: franq, 8/20/2013 6:20:46 PM     (No. 9483171)

I think the man would say the Earth is flat if he thought it would get him votes.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bazi, 8/20/2013 6:20:50 PM     (No. 9483172)

Once he loses 200 pounds, he won´t feel so hot and sweaty all the time. Its not the climate. It´s morbid obesity.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/20/2013 6:21:46 PM     (No. 9483174)

Good thing he was not alive when the ice age brought glaciers that created long Island, NY.
or when the rocky Mountains were under sea water. Betcha he would stop blaming HUMANS in a hurry. Why do people turn into fools when elected to office ?


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Reply 19 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/20/2013 6:22:52 PM     (No. 9483178)

Do Republicans even want the presidency? Most of the front runners and the recent candidates don´t seem to share even our establishment R´s sense of urgency to change direction. When candidates don´t have broken glass mentality about change, why should we?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/20/2013 6:22:55 PM     (No. 9483179)

Clinton/Christie 2016

/s off/

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Reply 21 - Posted by: phosphene, 8/20/2013 6:23:15 PM     (No. 9483180)

This is why Republicans don´t win. You´ll never hear a liberal say, "I´m not voting for Hillary because..."

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 8/20/2013 6:27:47 PM     (No. 9483184)

Christie can suck up to Democrat voters all he wants, but while it may help him get re-elected in NJ, it´s not going to win him support in the Republican primaries.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/20/2013 6:29:49 PM     (No. 9483187)

In any society or group there is always the kook fringe. In the GOP´s case the kook fringe has a +65" waistline. This ice´s it for me. Christie is a certified kook. Carl Rove was on Fox the other night praising Christie and throwing the Libertarian Party hard under the bus and demonizing them as some kind of an anti American group of wackos that are a danger to the country. I went to the Libertarian Party´s website and read the Libertarian Party Platform from beginning to end. Just to refresh my memory and compare it to what Rove was flapping his jaws about. It seems they are all about what the GOP used to be all about. Sounds to me like Rove is afraid of them. He should be. I switched to Libertarian two months ago. Inform yourself, think about it, then decide to switch if you are completely left in the dirt by today´s GOP. I did and do not regret it at all. Ok Mister Dee Jay....que The Who, Won´t get fooled again...."I´ll tip my hat to the new constitution. Take a bow for the new revolution. Smile and grin at the change all around me. Pick up my guitar and play.
Just like yesterday. And I´ll get on my knees and pray. We don´t get fooled again. Don´t get fooled again. Change it had to come.
We knew it all along. We were liberated from the fall that´s all. But the world looks just the same. And history ain´t changed. ´Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war."

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Reply 24 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 8/20/2013 6:34:34 PM     (No. 9483193)

Dear Gov.,

Please stay in NJ.

Thanks,

Those want want the best for this Country.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rakasha, 8/20/2013 6:38:48 PM     (No. 9483199)

No, #21, Republicans don´t win because they run as candidates that liberals WOULD vote for.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: boliver, 8/20/2013 6:38:59 PM     (No. 9483200)

Idiot! Why do these politicians persist in doing or saying anything to get elected, despite what the base wants or believes. I know that sounds very naive, but I am SO fed-up and sick of it. Where is our George Washington?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: LadyVet, 8/20/2013 6:39:36 PM     (No. 9483201)

The plan is to make us glad to get Jeb Bush when Christie drops out.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: boliver, 8/20/2013 6:40:22 PM     (No. 9483204)

BTW - #21 is spot on!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: judy, 8/20/2013 6:40:51 PM     (No. 9483205)

Christie & McCain trash repubs any chance he get, especially Rand Paul. You never hear them trash the won or Hillary. Dems stick together no matter what, repubs turn into dems when the hit DC.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/20/2013 6:41:54 PM     (No. 9483209)

I want to see a poll of Conservative voters who have cast their last ballot for the, "he´s not as bad as the Democrat."

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Reply 31 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 8/20/2013 6:48:35 PM     (No. 9483219)

Sell that BS to people in West Virginia, Gov. Christie. He´s just the new John McCain circa 1999 -- media darling and unelectable

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Clinger, 8/20/2013 6:49:04 PM     (No. 9483221)

Admits? So he examined the falsified data and concluded that despite the need for data to be fabricated the conclusion it drove must be correct? Didn´t know the rotund one was a scientist, perhaps he should explore mass conservation, intake in pie hole minus output elsewhere equals accumulated mass. Not to mention energy conservation; potential chemical energy input minus energy consumed equals energy stored in fat cells.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 8/20/2013 6:55:10 PM     (No. 9483228)

The Governor is recasting himself as a lightweight.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/20/2013 6:59:09 PM     (No. 9483233)

It´s almost like he´s trying to lose.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: shamus, 8/20/2013 7:08:08 PM     (No. 9483245)

Christie is nuts. I won´t vote for him even if he´s running against Hillary Clinton.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Cog, 8/20/2013 7:10:38 PM     (No. 9483249)

The temperature of the sun is 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Just how in the Sam Hill does Christie think we can affect that? Global warming is a boondoggle, set up to reward the Solyndras of the world.
Christie got some points for speaking honestly when he was first elected. Now he is speaking politically, and forgot what got him there already.


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Reply 37 - Posted by: tisHImself, 8/20/2013 7:11:53 PM     (No. 9483251)

Almost verbatim Romneys stated position.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/20/2013 7:14:31 PM     (No. 9483255)

#21 - You are correct. Democrats are like lemmings, practicing groupthink with just a few central brains and a lot of action based on what their arms and legs and mouths are told to do.

You´re right - Republicans generally are not like that. Hope you´re sitting - we think for ourselves!

I, however, have never NOT voted for a Republican. But - as they say - the times, they are a´ changin´.....

If the ´16 face-off comes down to Her Hillriness and The Republican Who Isn´t, there will be a WHOLE LOTTA NATION west of the eastern seaboard that will be fixin´ to not participate.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Daisymay, 8/20/2013 7:18:30 PM     (No. 9483258)

Maybe he´s positioning himself to run as a DEMOCRAT in 2016. I think he could beat Hillary for the DEMOCRAT nomination. I don´t think he has a chance at the Republican nomination!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: bkt23, 8/20/2013 7:27:58 PM     (No. 9483265)

Hey, now, let the guy run if he wants to. And if the GOP wants to make him their nominee, that´s fine.

If he´s not who you want, then DON´T VOTE FOR HIM! VOTE FOR A THIRD-PARTY CANDIDATE OR EVEN A WRITE-IN INSTEAD!

Is your vote wasted? No! Your vote is wasted if you stay home and don´t vote or you vote for a person you don´t want in office.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: LanieLou, 8/20/2013 7:56:05 PM     (No. 9483286)

It´s time to embrace a 3rd party.... Whether it´s a redefined Libertarian Party or a new Freedom Party.... I give up on the GOP.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Sanchin, 8/20/2013 8:03:55 PM     (No. 9483293)

Amen #40!! I only add do not vote for someone because of peer pressure from others.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/20/2013 8:05:06 PM     (No. 9483295)

I´m trying to play back in slo-mo the events of the last 6 years to the exact moment Christie jumped the shark. Anyone?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 8/20/2013 8:31:23 PM     (No. 9483328)

Gasbag.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 8/20/2013 8:39:06 PM     (No. 9483338)

Well, 43, for me it was this January 19,2011:

Quote: Chris Christie´s nomination of Sohail Mohammed to be a state judge shows the governor´s tin ear for radical Islam. Not only did he appoint a longtime mouthpiece for radical Islamists to be a judge, but Christie has also turned a blind eye to the activities of one of Mohammed´s clients – radical imam Mohammed Qatanani, head of one of New Jersey´s largest mosques. Unquote

http://www.investigativeproject.org/2506/gov-christie-strange-relationship-with-radical

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Bpl40, 8/20/2013 9:00:59 PM     (No. 9483351)

His chances for the Republican nomination in ´16 are exactly what he is not - slim.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: dvc, 8/20/2013 9:07:54 PM     (No. 9483357)

Further proof that I will NOT support this RINO for higher political office. Anti-gun, and pro-MMGW shows we have very, very little that we could agree on.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 8/20/2013 9:08:38 PM     (No. 9483358)

Not so fast. The fat lady hasn´t sung.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: bobn.t, 8/20/2013 9:31:49 PM     (No. 9483375)

And obesity is a real problem caused by spoons.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: bob913, 8/20/2013 10:54:08 PM     (No. 9483472)

Christie´s weight is throwing the Earth off axis. I am getting dizzy!!!

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Reply 51 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 8/20/2013 10:57:04 PM     (No. 9483476)

#43, it was definitely the post Sandy love-fest with Barry, and his statement that he didn´t care about the election right now.

Since then, it has been a nosedive in insults to my intelligence and sensibilities. I will never vote for him - NEVER!

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Reply 52 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/20/2013 11:22:27 PM     (No. 9483494)

Are Jeb and the other enlightened Bush enthusiasts still all in for cap and trade?

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Newtsche, 8/20/2013 11:35:17 PM     (No. 9483502)

#21, the right vote for things, the left vote against things. Ignoring the perfect storm freak that was Obama, the left are motivated by hatred of their opponents. They can only identify their candidates by the red unicorn meat platitudes served up but, by and large, are driven to vote against manufactured cartoon villains.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Italiano, 8/20/2013 11:40:19 PM     (No. 9483510)

Got news for you, Chris. The second you get the 2016 GOP nomination (God forbid), your press "buddies" will christen you Jabba The Nut.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 8/21/2013 1:26:02 AM     (No. 9483566)

insert fat(head) warming/expansion joke here

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Twiggy, 8/21/2013 3:13:30 AM     (No. 9483610)

The only 3 I know who would represent the conservatives without a doubt are Cruz/Palin and Walker.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/21/2013 1:10:27 PM     (No. 9484426)

Yes, Humans play a role in lying about it, That´s all!

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Reply 58 - Posted by: badrad, 8/22/2013 12:38:11 AM     (No. 9485308)

Re 2, the base that stays home with a temper tantrum gives us the likes of obaMao and next time Hitlary or Biden. I can hold out and hole up as long as anyone in the base can but the country is in shreds. Maybe a rethink on staying home in the generals. I think no one is getting the message at the moment.

As for not wanting Christie, my sentiments are equal to poster 2. The man who would speak truth when no one else dared has devolved into a placating and pandering pol. I guess his thing is first to get the dem vote in NJ but he can stay there as far as I am concerned. Like Coulter, so over him.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 8/27/2013 12:00:14 AM     (No. 9492960)

It´s only the BS that comes out of this gasbags, bulbous porky-the-pig´s blathering pie hole...that sully´s the air quality.

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Being naked in front of a classroom is something most of us will only ever experience in our worst nightmares. Yet here I am about to embark on a Naked Yoga class with people who have paid good money to bare it all in a room full of strangers. In a dimly lit studio in south-west London, we undress in the shadows before practising a couple of hours of meditative yoga in silence with eyes mercifully closed, before we slink back into our clothes and leave without uttering a word. A big element of naked yoga, I´m told, is getting

US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer
ship USS Zumwalt that appears as
a fishing boat on enemy radar
Independent [UK]*, by Antonia Molloy    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/14/2014 3:55:59 PM     Post Reply
The US Navy on Saturday christened the first of its newest class of destroyers – the more than $3 billion (£1.8 billion), 610-foot (186-metre)-long USS Zumwalt. Named after the late Admiral Elmo “Bud” Zumwalt, the warship sports advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimise its visibility on enemy radar and reduce the size of its crew. Among the 15,000-tonne destroyer´s cutting-edge features are a composite deckhouse with hidden radar and sensors and an angular shape that officials say will allow it to be confused for a small fishing boat on radars. It also has a

Britain´s aid spending
the highest in Europe
Telegraph [UK], by Matthew Holehouse    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/14/2014 3:35:07 PM     Post Reply
Britain hiked its aid spending by more than any other country in Europe last year, figures show. Foreign aid soared by 28 per cent last year, meaning the UK hit its target of spending 0.7 per cent of GDP on overseas development. It left Britain with the second most generous aid budget in the world, outstripped only by the United States, and it came as a series of developed nations cut back on their aid spending. The figures will reignite concerns among Tory MPs that the aid budget is ill-directed and has ballooned at the expense of other Whitehall departments.

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store
New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on



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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
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A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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