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Nanny'State Mindset Leads to Police Brutality

August 5, 2014 - 4:19am
Creators Syndicate, by Scott Rasmussen Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 05 28 2014 09:28:13 GMT In Florida recently, police pulled up to a young boy playing in the park and asked where his mother lived. According to a report on WPTV, the mom was then arrested for "allowing her son to go to the park alone." Her son had a cellphone, and she would check in with him along the way. The mom believes "he´s old enough, but Port St. Lucie Police disagree." There is a tendency to dismiss stories such as this as a silly mistake by an overzealous police officer, but sadly it´s part of a larger problem. In fact, a similar story of

U.S. closing emergency child immigrant shelters

August 5, 2014 - 4:19am
CBS News, by Staff Posted By: Pluperfect- Tue, 05 23 2014 09:23:17 GMT WASHINGTON ' The government said Monday it will soon close three emergency shelters it established at U.S. military bases to temporarily house children caught crossing the Mexican border alone. It said fewer children were being caught and other shelters will be adequate. A shelter in Oklahoma at Fort Sill is expected to close as early as Friday, the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said. Shelters in Texas at Joint Base San Antonio'Lackland and in California at Naval Base Ventura County'Port Hueneme will wrap up operations in the next two to eight weeks, agency spokesman Kenneth Wolfe said. About 7,700 children

Meet the Tiny Company Behind the Experimental Antibodies for Ebola

August 5, 2014 - 4:19am
ABC News, by Susanna Kim Posted By: Pluperfect- Tue, 05 20 2014 09:20:34 GMT The companies manufacturing an experimental drug treating two American Ebola patients aren´t among the largest multinational pharmaceuticals in the world. In fact, leading the effort is a small nine'employee firm in San Diego. Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., founded in 2003, says on its website that it develops "novel pharmaceuticals for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, focusing on unmet needs in global health and biodefense." Mapp´s commercialization arm is LeafBio Inc., which has no employees and just two owners, Mapp President Larry Zeitlin tells ABC News. Mapp, along with LeafBio and Defyrus Inc. in Toronto, Canada, collaborated to create the trademarked ZMapp. The three

Scrabblers Rejoice: 5,000 New Words Are On The Way

August 5, 2014 - 4:19am
Associated Press, by Leanne Itali Posted By: Pluperfect- Tue, 05 18 2014 09:18:01 GMT NEW YORK '' To Scrabble fanatics, big gifts sometimes come in small packages. The word "te" as a variant of "ti," the seventh tone on the musical scale, is a hardworking little gem among 5,000 words added to "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary," out Aug. 11 from Merriam'Webster. The dictionary´s last freshening up was a decade ago. Entries in the forthcoming book that include texter, vlog, bromance, hashtag, dubstep and selfie were mere twinkles on the racks of recreational players. But it´s the addition of te and three other two'letter words ' da, gi and po ' that has Robin Pollock Daniel excited.

5 Pieces Of Evidence That The "War On Women" Is Over And Women Won

August 5, 2014 - 2:16am
Townhall, by John Hawkins Posted By: geo11- Tue, 05 55 2014 07:55:46 GMT As the late, great Eric Hoffer once said, "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." So it is with feminism. There was a time in America when women couldn´t vote, when they weren´t allowed to work in the same professions as men and when they weren´t really considered the equal of a man. Feminism grew in response to that and even many men embraced it because they saw the inherent unfairness of society.

Arabs Throwing Rocks and Molotov Cocktails at Security Forces on Temple Mount

August 5, 2014 - 2:16am
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 05 46 2014 07:46:39 GMT Arabs are presently rioting and causing disturbances in Jerusalem, on the Temple Mount. Rocks, stones and molotov cocktails are being thrown at security forces present.

Ebola panic more lethal than the virus

August 5, 2014 - 1:16am
The Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden Posted By: Lalo- Tue, 05 29 2014 06:29:03 GMT Here we go again, and this time the panic is on steroids. The Ebola sickness is a horrific disease, and the virus that causes it is lethal and fast'moving. But the way much of the media, which is also lethal and fast'moving, covers the outbreak is even more horrific, spreading misinformation, fear and panic faster than a speeding bullet. You might think we’ll all be dead by Thursday next. Ebola joins AIDS, SARS, MERS and avian flu that were supposed to have accomplished wipeout by now. Ebola is a dark word, redolent of sorcery and reeking of mystery,

Israeli army announces total retreat from Gaza ahead of ceasfire

August 5, 2014 - 12:16am
Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 05 01 2014 06:01:07 GMT The Israeli military says all its ground troops will have pulled out of the Gaza Strip by the start of the ceasefire agreed to by both sides in the bloody conflict. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner says the withdrawal will be completed by 8am local time (0500 GMT) on Tuesday. Lerner says the withdrawal is going forward after Israel completed the destruction of 32 cross'border tunnels meant to allow Islamic militants to carry out attacks against Israel. The ceasefire is meant to end nearly four weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas, which has claimed 1,900 Palestinian lives – most of them civilians. The

LIVE BLOG: Israel´s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza

August 5, 2014 - 12:16am
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 05 54 2014 05:54:13 GMT Tuesday, August 5 7:28 a.m. All Israeli, ground forces to leave Gaza ahead of truce, says IDF. 7:26 a.m. At least 32 of the underground infiltration passages, and dozens of access shafts, were located and blown up ahead of an Egyptian'mediated truce. 7:14 a.m. Rocket alert sirens heard in Ashkelon and Gaza frontier communities. 6:03 a.m. Overnight just two rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel. Both were intercepted by Iron Dome. UN Secretary'General Ban Ki'moon issued a statement calling for Israel and Hamas to respect the terms of a 72'hour truce set to begin today at 8 a.m. He

IDF Soldier Selflessly Pursued Terrorists in Gaza Tunnel

August 5, 2014 - 12:16am
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 05 43 2014 05:43:39 GMT The findings that enabled the IDF’s Chief Rabbinate to declare the death of Lt. Hadar Goldin were provided by an IDF commander who fearlessly and selflessly pursued the terrorists who abducted Goldin´s body. First Lieutenant Eitan, the son of olim (immigrants) from New York, realized following Friday morning’s incident that the Hamas terrorists who attacked Goldin and two other soldiers had taken off with Goldin’s body. Eitan then proceeded to pursue the terrorists through one of Hamas’s terror tunnels, doing so despite the fact that it was against orders and despite the huge risk involved in running through a tunnel

Democratic operative blasts Sen. McConnell’s wife for being Asian

August 4, 2014 - 11:16pm
Washington Times (D.C), by Jessica Chasmar Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 05 13 2014 05:13:34 GMT (Video) The Kentucky Democratic Party has rebuked comments by an operative who tweeted several racially charged comments about Sen. Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao. Democratic operative Kathy Groob, described herself on her now'deleted Twitter account as a “business & political consultant, activist for women’s rights and equality, founder of ElectWomen.com,” The Blaze reported. On Saturday, she sent out a series of tweets insulting Mrs. Chao, a former labor secretary to President George W. Bush and wife to Mr. McConnell. “Hey Mitch, nothing against you wife and spouses should be off limits; since you mentioned, she isn’t from KY, she is

Clinton to Obama: The job ages you

August 4, 2014 - 11:16pm
USA Today, by David Jackson Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 05 09 2014 05:09:23 GMT Many social media users took time Monday to wish President Obama a happy birthday, from first lady Michelle Obama to Vice President Biden to talk show host Jimmy Fallon. But predecessor Bill Clinton probably wins the prize for his tweet to the increasingly gray'haired president, now age 53. Said Clinton: "Happy birthday @BarackObama! They say the job of president ages you. But ...well, that´s it." (Tweet)

Advocates in New York Scramble as Child Deportation Cases Are Accelerated

August 4, 2014 - 11:16pm
New York Times, by Kirk Semple Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 05 04 2014 05:04:29 GMT Immigrant advocacy groups were rushing on Monday to prepare for special new court procedures in New York City next week that will accelerate deportation hearings for newly arrived unaccompanied children from Central America. The advocates, who learned about the new procedures in the last several days, were trying to develop a strategy to respond to the shift, including recruiting and preparing pro bono lawyers and searching for additional financing to support their efforts. “This has hit us like a hurricane or a tsunami or whatever you can call it, because we’re already overwhelmed with cases,” said Jojo Annobil, who leads

Questions about this new Ebola drug

August 4, 2014 - 11:16pm
CNN, by Jacque Wilson and Danielle Dellorto Posted By: Emerson- Tue, 05 19 2014 04:19:36 GMT Two American missionary workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug that seems to have saved their lives.Dr. Kent Brantly was given the medication, ZMapp, shortly after telling his doctors he thought he would die, according to a source familiar with his case. Within an hour, doctors say his symptoms '' labored breathing and a widespread rash '' dramatically improved. Nancy Writebol, another missionary working with Samaritan´s Purse, received two doses of the medication and has also shown significant improvement, sources say. As there is no proven treatment and no vaccine for Ebola, this experimental drug

Taliban prisoner traded for Bowe Bergdahl a dangerous psychopath: Army colonel

August 4, 2014 - 10:15pm
Washington Times, by Alex Quade Posted By: Dreadnought- Tue, 05 52 2014 03:52:33 GMT In a pointed assessment, an Army colonel advising the National Security Council says one of the Taliban prisoners released in the Obama administration’s deal to free Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal is a “psychopath” who poses a “danger to fellow Afghans.” Army Col. Mark Mitchell, director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, is a Green Beret who helped capture Mullah Mohammad Fazl in the early days of the war in Afghanistan. In an interview with The Washington Times, Col. Mitchell offered a frank description of Fazl, calling him “a petty tyrant who justified his psychopathic behavior using a veneer of

Two Americans who contracted Ebola in Africa received an experimental serum

August 4, 2014 - 10:15pm
Washington Post, by Brady Dennis and Lenny Bernstein Posted By: Dreadnought- Tue, 05 45 2014 03:45:42 GMT As the health of two Ebola'stricken American missionaries deteriorated late last month, an international relief organization backing them hunted for a medical miracle. The clock was ticking, and a sobering fact remained: Most people battling the disease do not survive. Leaders at Samaritan’s Purse, a North Carolina'based Christian humanitarian group, asked officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whether any treatment existed — tested or untested — that might help save the lives of Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, both of whom had contracted Ebola while helping patients in Liberia. The CDC put the group in touch with

Americans Got $2 Trillion in Benefits from Federal Government in 2013

August 4, 2014 - 10:15pm
Cybercast News Service, by Ali Meyer Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 05 30 2014 03:30:19 GMT The federal government paid $2,007,358,200,000 in benefits and entitlements in fiscal year 2013 from government programs, according to data from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service’s Monthly Treasury Statement. The treasury statement summarizes the financial activities of the federal government, including data on government receipts, outlays, and surplus and deficit totals. The September 2013 monthly treasury statement calculates these metrics for the entire fiscal year of 2013, which began on October 1, 2012 and ended on September 30, 2013. According to the statement, the federal government’s total outlays, otherwise known as spending, for means'tested and non'means tested government programs ''

Terror And The Sword of Justice

August 4, 2014 - 9:11pm
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Tue, 05 50 2014 02:50:39 GMT The after dinner entertainment at one Shi’ite leader’s home, according to Jacob Siegel of the Daily Beast, consisted a torture video taken by one of the new members of his militia, the so'called “Peace Brigades”. (Snip) During Operation Iraqi Freedom the coalition forces would routinely come across “slaughterhouses” and torture chambers. Terrorism doesn’t win by defeating armies. It triumphs primarily by controlling populations through fear and coercion. It’s a cheap method of control. The Chinese have a saying: “strike the mountain to shock the tiger” and “kill the chicken to scare the monkey.” Both sayings can be summarized as follows:

N. Korean leader urges lubricant factory´s competitiveness

August 4, 2014 - 9:11pm
Yonhap News Agency( Seoul, S. Korea), by Staff Posted By: Scottyboy- Tue, 05 18 2014 02:18:05 GMT SEOUL '' North Korean leader Kim Jong'un visited a lubricant factory and urged workers to intensify their efforts to enhance its international competitiveness, Pyongyang´s state news agency reported Tuesday. Kim was quite impressed by the automation of "all production processes" based on an unmanned information and technology system, as he gave field guidance to the Chonji Lubricant Factory, the North´s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said. It provided no details on when he visited the facility or where it is located. It is believed to refer to a lubricant factory, run by Korea Sungri Joint Venture Co., in the North´s port city

A single beam pierces the sky as the lights go out across Britain: Tributes to the fallen a century since World War One was declared

August 4, 2014 - 9:11pm
Daily Mail (UK), by Richard Spillett & Mark Duell Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 05 14 2014 02:14:52 GMT The London Eye, 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament were among Britain´s landmarks which turned out their lights for an hour at 10pm last night to remember those who died in the First World War. Homes, businesses and public buildings across the UK were asked to leave on a single light or candle to commemorate the moment then'prime minister Herbert Asquith declared Britain had entered the First World War at 11pm on August 4, 1914. Buildings around the country yesterday took part in the ´hour of reflection´ between 10pm and 11pm, leaving just a light illuminating a window.

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