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Brutal politics in a not'so'gay place

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Washington Times (D.C), by Wesley Pruden Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 19 46 2014 05:46:45 GMT Somebody has finally indicted the famous ham sandwich that an infamous judge once said any prosecutor so inclined could do. No offense here to Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, but this particular ham sandwich has no taste, no calories and no protein. It’s all fat. Mr. Perry was indicted last week of doing his constitutional duty in Austin, the capital and a lively and spirited island of blue Democrats of the most partisan persuasion, marooned in a sea of red'state Republicans. The isolation often inspires something bizarre. The indictment by a Travis County grand jury, covering a scant two pages

Scotland´s last commercial shipyard Ferguson Shipbuilders set to close

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Guardian [UK], by Angela Monaghan Posted By: Ribicon- Tue, 19 46 2014 05:46:45 GMT Scotland´s remaining shipbuilding industry was dealt a severe blow on Friday when the country´s last commercial shipyard went into administration with the loss of about 70 jobs on the river Clyde. After more than a century in business, staff at Ferguson Shipbuilders arrived for work at Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, in the morning to be told most of the 77'strong workforce were being made redundant with immediate effect. A handful of workers were retained to finish existing work and maintain the yard. The company has called in KPMG as administrators after it could no longer withstand cashflow problems and a failure

Random Thoughts

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell Posted By: Judy W.- Tue, 19 45 2014 05:45:45 GMT Random thoughts on the passing scene: I don´t know why we are spending our hard'earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television '' and even punishment is being meted out by CNN´s showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.(Snip) It is amazing how many otherwise sane people want Israel to become the first nation in history to respond to military attacks by restricting what they do, so that it is "proportionate" to the damage inflicted by the attacks.

Public schools will soon be ´majority' minority´ ''' and that´s without the help of illegal immigrants

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Washington Examiner, by T. Becket Adams Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 19 41 2014 05:41:42 GMT U.S. public schools are on track to become “majority'minority” this fall as the number of Hispanic and Asian school'age children born in the U.S. continues to grow at an astonishing rate, the Pew Research Center reported, citing U.S. Department of Education projections. This impressive milestone also comes at a time when U.S. schools are preparing to admit approximately 50,000 illegal immigrant children who are entitled under the law to the same public primary and secondary schools as U.S. citizens and permanent residents. However, what´s interesting is that the influx of thousands of illegal student'age children is not the reason why

After 60 years, C'130 still a ´magnificent machine´

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Fox News, by Jonathan Serrie Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 19 41 2014 05:41:04 GMT ATLANTA – Tim Nguyen regards the C'130 “Hercules” as a “good friend.” The 60'year'old military aircraft has been the focus of his professional career, and quite possibly saved his life. During the 1975 Fall of Saigon, Nguyen '' then serving in the South Vietnamese air force '' escaped on the last C'130 out of Vietnam. During a lull in enemy fire, he emerged from a bunker at Tan Son Nhut Air Base to see the last flyable C'130 stopping and going on the taxiway. The aircraft’s rear ramp was still open, apparently weighed down by the crowd of people standing

Caliphate of Fear: The Curse of the Islamic State

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Spiegel [Germany], by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 19 36 2014 05:36:55 GMT In Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State´s "caliphate" has already become a reality. All women in the city are required to wear the niqab veil and pants are banned. Thieves have their hands hacked off and opponents are publicly crucified or beheaded, with the images of these horrific acts then posted on social networks. (Snip) The jihadists with the Islamic State, or IS, are acting out their fantasies of omnipotence in the name of God. They´re murdering, torturing and forcing families to give their daughters away for marriage to Islamist fighters coming in from abroad. One girl whose family agreed to marry her off took her own life.

Privacy rights could trump transparency as Congress debates Ferguson policing

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Washington Examiner, by Susan Crabtree Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 19 36 2014 05:36:30 GMT Fear that body cameras would infringe privacy rights may thwart congressional efforts to reform policing in the wake of riots in Ferguson, Mo. A key Democratic author of legislation to reduce the militarization of police forces says dashboard cameras for police are OK, but worries that body cameras may go too far. After protests over a deadly arrest in Ferguson led to a military'style police response, Rep. Hank Johnson, D'Ga., began drafting a bill to limit a Defense Department program that provides military equipment, vehicles and arms to police around the country. But his spokesman, Andy Phelan, told the Washington

´How is democracy treating you guys?´ Islamic ISIS militants taunt Ferguson protestors on social media

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Daily Mail (UK), by John Hall Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 19 34 2014 05:34:56 GMT ISIS militants and their supporters are using social media to encourage protesters in Ferguson to embrace radical Islam and fight against the U.S. government. Jihadists in Syria and Iraq and their sympathisers in the West have taken to Twitter to send messages of support to hundreds of demonstrators taking part in a ninth night of angry protests in the U.S. city following the shooting by police of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The militants´ tweets denounce local officers for the way they have attempted to quell the violence, make reference to historic acts of police brutality, and even use the

6 more journalists arrested in Ferguson protests

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
CNN, by Brian Stelter Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 19 25 2014 05:25:33 GMT Six journalists were taken into custody while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday and early Tuesday, aggravating what one press freedom group has called a "concerted, top'down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press." The incidents bring the total number of journalists arrested during the mid'August protests to 11. Other journalists reported being threatened with arrest and affected by tear'gas on Monday night. Authorities tried to restrict members of the news media to a designated area away from the protests, sometimes nicknamed a "press pen."

Diddy to Obama on Ferguson: ´Get on a Plane '' It´s Serious´

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Billboard Magazine, by Joe Lynch Posted By: Scottyboy- Tue, 19 24 2014 05:24:27 GMT Since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, the nation has watched the situation in Ferguson, Mo., continue to deteriorate as tensions boil between the police and protesters. While watching coverage of Ferguson on TV last night, Diddy took to Instagram to deliver a video message to President Obama. "This sh't ain´t right," Diddy said. "Obama, get on a plane '' it´s serious. These are your people, baby. These are your people."

Eric Garner Death Case Will Go to Grand Jury, Staten Island District Attorney Says

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
WNBC'TV [New York, NY], by Staff Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 19 21 2014 05:21:42 GMT The apparent chokehold death of 43'year'old Eric Garner will head to a grand jury, Staten Island´s chief prosecutor said Tuesday. District Attorney Daniel Donovan said in a statement that his office has reviewed the recent findings of the medical examiner, which determined Garner died of neck compression from a chokehold and labeled his death a homicide, and decided that "it is appropriate to present evidence regarding circumstances of his death to a Richmond County Grand Jury." Missing Runway Model Found at NYC Hospital: NYPD Donovan said the court granted his application to impanel a grand jury on Monday, and he plans to begin

Perry assembles high'powered legal team to fight indictment

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 19 19 2014 05:19:24 GMT Austin, TX ' Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side — not to mention a team of high'powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. His lead attorney took on BP after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Another argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and won changes to campaign finance laws. Joining them is George W. Bush’s former lawyer during the Florida recount that decided the 2000 presidential election. That doesn’t even include the Austin attorney who’s been paid at least $80,000 in taxpayer money since a grand jury

BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Posted By: Drive- Tue, 19 15 2014 05:15:31 GMT The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store. Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.” This comes from a source within the District Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.

Democrats: Obama shouldn´t visit

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 19 15 2014 05:15:13 GMT Two Missouri Democrats on Tuesday said it would be a bad idea for President Obama to visit Ferguson, Mo. They said the last thing authorities in the St. Louis suburb need right now is to deal with the security surrounding a presidential visit, something they also said would also place unrealistic expectations on Obama. “So, I don´t think the president needs to come to Ferguson,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D'Mo.) said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. “It adds another distortion. We don´t need that now. And we don´t need any more people coming into Ferguson to help the poor people out

Washington Redskins show support for Michael Brown in preseason game

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Yahoo Sports, by Jay Busbee Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 19 12 2014 05:12:13 GMT During Monday night´s pregame introductions, several Washington Redskins players ran onto the field with their hands raised, a gesture of support for the town of Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson is currently engulfed in turmoil as the result of a police shooting on Aug. 9. On that date, Michael Brown was killed by police even after witnesses said he raised his arms and told police he was unarmed. As a result, arms raised in surrender have become a symbol of solidarity and protest in connection with the Ferguson story. Several players entered Monday´s game with the Cleveland Browns with arms raised, and according to

Mom of toddler who shot himself had AK'47, other guns, police say

August 19, 2014 - 12:11pm
Atlanta'Journal Constitution, by Tom Jones Posted By: Hermoine- Tue, 19 10 2014 05:10:00 GMT ATLANTA — Atlanta police now say a mother whose 3'year'old son shot himself in the face had three unsecured guns in the home, including an AK'47. The news that police said 22'year'old Angel Douglas had three guns in her home when her toddler found one and shot himself in the face caught some of Douglas´ northwest Atlanta neighbors by surprise. "Why so many guns? Why so many guns?" LaShandra Pope asked. Officers said Douglas had that AK'47, a 12'gauge shotgun and a handgun. "It´s not that serious to have that many guns around a child. Not that many to keep safe,"

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