Tuesday, September 23, 2014


1. The U.S. and Arab allies launched airstrikes on Islamic State targets.
2. World leaders and huge companies will talk about climate change.
3. WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no chan

: The U.S. military has begun airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria late Monday.
U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria start

Protesters calling for massive economic and political changes to curb the effects of global warming hold a sit in around the Wall Street Bull statue on Broadway on September 22, 2014 in New York City. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Abu Ghaith, a Bin Laden Adviser, Is Sentenced to Life in Prison
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Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, had been convicted of conspiracy to kill Americans, and providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to do so.

An image from a French military video shows the destruction of a munitions and fuel depot captured by Islamic State militants in Iraq. More photos of the strikes: http://usat.ly/1rtJreQ Photo by ECPAD via AP
In brief remarks outside the White House today, President Obama addressed the first round of airstrikes in Syria. "We will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people," he said: http://usat.ly/1sW2Scw Photo by Win McNamee, Getty Images5 things to know Tuesday http://usat.ly/1pbr35t 1. The U.S. and Arab allies launched airstrikes on Islamic State targets. 2. World leaders and huge companies will talk about climate change. 3. WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes. 4. Bloomberg group launches midterm campaign for gun control. 5. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett release a duet album. Photo: MC2 Joshua Horton, U.S. NavyAbout two thirds of the estimated 30,000 Islamic State fighters are based in Syria. A look at areas controlled by the Islamic State: http://usat.ly/1x3IDjR
Valley fog: Morning fog settles in the valleys of central Pennsylvania last week. This photo was taken from 35,000 feet. More reader weather photos: http://usat.ly/1C6lBsE Photo by Tracey Morrow, Your TakeTomorrow's U.N. Climate Summit is being touted as the largest ever, with major companies pledging to fight global warming. Do you believe the summit will bring change? http://usat.ly/1udm7nJ
The hairstyles that defined a generation (but just one for guys). It’s been 20 years since we first met these “Friends.”
In 1920, Earle Dickson invented what would become BandAid brand adhesive bandages. We've been stuck on them ever since.
Labor Day was weeks ago. Tonight, the fall equinox brings an official end to summer.
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 Israel's military said it shot down a Syrian warplane that was "attempting to infiltrate Israeli airspace." The incident came as the United States and a number of allies began bombing #ISIS targets in Syria. http://cnn.it/Zc5Xyb

 BREAKING NEWS: The US has started bombing inside Syria, with help from Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. http://glpo.st/1mG8g7c
The United States and allies have begun bombing Islamic State positions in Syria
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 "You can destroy the Mike Brown memorial; it will be rebuilt. You can't destroy the memorial in our hearts. In our minds. Indestructible."
 The attack, carried out by warplanes dropping bombs and ships firing cruise missiles, hit about 20 ISIL targets, Defense official.

Friday, September 19, 2014

This Morning from CBS News
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Momentous vote on Scottish independence; White House takes NFL to task over domestic violence; ALS Association's postIce Bucket Challenge.

"I apologize for being so emotional, but I'm so proud to be a Scot and so proud to be British." Your world in 90 seconds in today's Eye Opener from "CBS This Morning."
Eye Opener: Scotland and Britain remain united
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Voters in Scotland decide not to break away from the United Kingdom. Also, France launches new attacks on ISIS overnight. All that and all that matters in today's "Eye Opener." Your world in 90 seconds.

Khorasan: Al Qaeda's alNusra gets an external operations wing in Syria
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Syrian jihadist groups largely focused on fighting each other, but part of al Qaeda's franchise has its eyes on American.

Hope and strong leadership are in short supply these days, especially in a Brazilian election marred by tragedy.

Here's why Marina Silva’s message resonates from the Amazon to the Middle East to the White House.

This Is What a Leader Looks Like
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Why Marina Silva’s message resonates from the Amazon to the Middle East to the White.

The Islamic State is threatening to attack the U.S. and Britain.

But thousands of miles away from the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, Australia is the first to find itself on the front lines of the newest terror war.

The Terror Down Under
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The Islamic State is threatening to attack the U.S. and Britain. But thousands of miles away from the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, Australia is the first to find itself on the front lines of the newest.

‘What’s So Wrong with Splitting up?’
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Chinese netizens use the Scottish referendum to discuss democracy in their own..
When Chinese talk about Scottish independence, they’re really talking about themselves.

FP's David Wertime explains:
Despite lingering logistical questions about arming the Syrian rebels, Congress approves the measure by a landslide.
Congress Approves Arming of Syrian Rebels
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The last time President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve military action in Syria, Democrats and Republicans united against him. This time, they've got his...

Reagan killed Kemalism in the Middle East and created Alqaida, Bush Blair created ISIS. Reagan called the Mujahideen the Fouding Fathers of the XX century. Reagan, Bush and Rummsfeld supported saddam with WMD. Everybody supporting Zionism justifies eth...See More
 
    John Joseph Sorge And just when you thought we couldn't come up with any worse ideas....

Spies say the wars of the future could be sparked by climate change and vicious fights over water.

FP's Shane Harris reports:
Water Wars
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Forget the Islamic State. The new conflicts of the future could be sparked by climate...

    Christopher Haslett This is not exactly a new idea. Tone down the Eureka!

    ABel AShes Religious fanatics will become more of a threat in such an environment not less.
 
        Sailor Mani not just religious. Ethnic or linguistic or cultural divisions can stoke up conflicts due to scarcity of resources..   
Foreign Policy shared a link.

Leading in the polls, why have Scotland’s Unionists been so strangely silent?

FP's Christian Caryl reports from Edinburgh:
The Strangely Silent Majority in Scotland's Independence Referendum
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EDINBURGH, Scotland  One of the most surprising things about the Scottish independence referendum, at least here in the country's capital, is the seeming discrepancy between advocates of independence..
   The British Empire and the Industrial Revolution created modern Scotland
    They dont have money to provide SS and HealthCare During the Industrial Revolution, Scotland became one of the commercial and industrial centres of the British Empire. As you know...See More

    Emil Ahmagic When have you seen a status quo rally?
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Iran’s nuclear negotiators have public opinion on their side for now.

But if that disintegrates, so could any hope for a deal with the West.
Why Rouhani Could Walk Away
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Iran’s nuclear negotiators have public opinion on their side for now. But if that disintegrates, so could any hope for a deal with the...


    Hossein Rezazadeh Dont trust the man:
    Henry Carmichial We have to recognize that this relationship with Iran will go both ways.

Fight for Scottish independence in your living room.
Like Stratego, But With More Bagpipes
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The fight for Scottish independence, coming to a living room table near you.
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    Saima Saqlain Unity is strength

    Kevin Yangster Peter Keiser

When it comes to fighting terror, America’s leaders have offered nothing but unrealistic strategies that are destined to fail.

And Obama's plan to defeat the Islamic State is no different.
Mission Improbable
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When it comes to fighting terror, America’s leaders have offered nothing but wildly unrealistic strategies destined to fail. And Obama's plan to defeat the Islamic State is no different.


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Despite lingering logistical questions about arming the Syrian rebels, Congress approves the measure by a landslide.
Congress Approves Arming of Syrian Rebels
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The last time President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve military action in Syria, Democrats and Republicans united against him. This time, they've got his..


The Strangely Silent Majority in Scotland's Independence Referendum
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EDINBURGH, Scotland  One of the most surprising things about the Scottish independence referendum, at least here in the country's capital, is the seeming discrepancy between advocates of independence...
Leading in the polls, why have Scotland’s Unionists been so strangely silent?

FP's Christian Caryl reports from Edinburgh:

"For me as leader, my time is nearly over, but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream will never die."

Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond resigned as leader of his party after losing Thursday's independence referendum. Read more: http://reut.rs/1uj6kQp
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French jets have struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time today, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against the militants. The latest: http://reut.rs/1rkSsa5
French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.led campaign against Islamic State
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BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters)  French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led..

Following Scotland's referendum, independence has been a hot topic around the world. Reuters found that one in four Americans want their state to secede from the U.S. but why? Reuters Opinion columnist Jim Gaines explores: http://reut.rs/1wMPJcz

One in four Americans want their state to secede from the U.S., but why?
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For the past few weeks, as Scotland debated the wisdom of independence, Reuters has been asking Americans how they would feel about declaring independence today, not from the United Kingdom, but from the mother country they left England to.
Scotland has voted on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union in a finely balanced independence referendum, and workers are now counting the ballots. Stay with us for LIVE coverage of all the latest developments in this historic event: http://reut.rs/1wK3JDK

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Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the union apart. But leaders from across the United Kingdom said the union must change if it is to endure. Read more: http://reut.rs/1tvngFq
Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow.

Few countries are in a better position than Turkey to help the United States fight Islamic State. But don't hold your breath for Turkey's support, says Reuters Opinion columnist Andrew Finkel. He examines Turkey's "zero problems with neighbors" policy and what it means for the rest of the world: http://reut.rs/1wJqVSH

A NATO ally stays on sidelines of fight against Islamic state
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Few countries are in a better position than Turkey to help the United States fight Islamic State. The moderate Islamic country shares a 750 mile border with Syria, is a NATO member and a long-time ally of America. But donâ  t hold your breath for...

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Catalans inspired by #Scotland vote in independence push: http://bbc.in/1mknnTm

Catalonia's President Artur Mas says Scotland's referendum has "shown the way" for #Catalonia.

He's preparing for a similar vote in November, with large-scale support for independence from Spain.


France launches first air strikes on IS in Iraq: http://bbc.in/1wv2SUF

The French government said planes had attacked an #IS depot in north-east Iraq, and there would be more raids in the coming days.


7 hours ago
The minute that Scotland knew: http://bbc.in/1samdw4

At 06:11 BST, #Scotland found out the results of its independence referendum. Watch as the result triggered an outpouring of elation and despair on social media..
 #BBCTrending


Could murder come 'naturally' to chimpanzees?

A major study suggests that killing among chimpanzees, who are the only primates known to gang up on their neighbours, results from normal competition: http://bbc.in/XPMUbz


Japan has vowed to restart its controversial whaling programme in the Antarctic next year: bbc.in/1tuUjtd

While it maintains its annual hunt is solely for "research", meat from slaughtered whales is sold commercially in the country.


Os escoceses rejeitaram a proposta de independência em relação ao Reino Unido. Escoceses agora querem ter mais controle sobre tributos arrecadados. http://goo.gl/nCuue6


Islamic State captures 60 Syrian villages
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"In the past 48 hours, they have taken 60 villages, 40 on Friday alone," said Observatory director Rami Abdel...

#Scotland's rejection of independence was greeted with delight by Prime Minister #DavidCameron, who said that the victory margin of around 55%45% had settled the issue "for a generation... perhaps for a lifetime".
Scotland votes 'No': Salmond accepts defeat as Cameron says debate has been 'settled for a generation'
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Alex Salmond's 'Yes' campaign was defeated despite claiming a majority in Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city



    Tim Man I really ask myself why it is always the same with America's strategies in this regard. Either they really don't learn anything out of their mistakes or it is a deliberate act.
    Angel Rod Martinez http://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=em&v=FiRplWOd1nE
  
Abandoned by a mother who ran off to be with a male suitor, another's maternal instict stayed true to save orphaned cub from likely death:

World Population Set to Explode Even More
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The forecast is the first to be based on modern science, as opposed to older ways of projecting population..

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Analysis: Can Divided Scotland Heal After Bruising Independence Battle?
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Scots woke up Friday united with the rest of Britain - but divided among themselves after an intense and often acrimonious independence..

Jubarte Franca Minc

Em agosto de 1993, várias baleias visitaram o litoral brasileiro, a procura de água quente para amamentar e se reproduzir.

Scotland rejects independence, voting to remain part of the United Kingdom.

Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent against independence in an election that saw unprecedented turnout. - Associated Press

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/scotlands-independence-referendum/
Results suggest Scots reject independence
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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum and with most votes counted Friday

An internal watchdog office criticized NASA’s efforts to track and respond to potentially dangerous asteroids in a report released on Monday.

According to the report, the agency’s program that tracks objects that could cause regional devastation if they hit Earth was not well integrated and lacked proper oversight. NASA has promised to fix the problems within a year.

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Ebola Surge: Obama to Pledge Millions to Keep Country Safe  NBC News
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President Barack Obama will announce a major surge in U.S. aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa later Tuesday, with as many as 3,000 military..

President Obama will announce a major surge in U.S. aid to combat Ebola in West Africa on Tuesday, with as many as 3,000 military personnel to be dispatched to train health workers and build treatment clinics.

According to senior administration officials,the Defense Department will divert $500 million to the effort, which will include building 17 new treatment centers with 100 beds apiece. NBC News

The Justice Department claims this defamation case will reveal state secretsbut won't say how
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The agency has mysteriously intervened in the lawsuit of a Greek shipping mogul accused of doing business with Iran.

The CIA just declassified a bunch of articles from its ihouse magazine. Yes, the CIA apparently has a classified inhouse magazine. Here are some of absolute favorites.
10 fascinating articles from the CIA's secret magazine
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Newly declassified files offer a peak into spycraft, 9/11, assassination plots, and
BREAKING: The Scottish Independence Referendum has failed, according to the Guardian. Scotland will not be leaving the UK.

Breaking: "NO." Scotland will not leave the United Kingdom
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The 307year old Union will survive. And now for some Bay City Rollers.

"When you haven’t been nice to someone for a thousand years, it’s very difficult to suddenly start."
What the hell is going on in Scotland? Let John Oliver explain.
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"Let me show you what an asshole David Cameron is."
Here are the 10 best songs for Scotland's historic vote for independence
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Whatever side you're on, here's the playlist for you.

The polls are closed in Scotland! We won't know the result until 2am ET. That's more than enough time for a song or ten.


Here Are the 7 Worst Things Antonin Scalia Has Said or Written About Homosexuality
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We know what Scalia thinks.

"Despite the fact that independence was rejected by a full 10 percent, nothing could more completely miss the point.. Let us not dwell on the distance we have fallen short, let us dwell on the distance we have traveled."
Scotland’s referendum, 700 years in the making: Why the “no” vote was still a stunning watershed
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To fully understand what happened yesterday one must first dig into the history of Scotland's nationalist sentiment

We really must remember the epic failures of George W. Bush
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The New York Times wants us to forget how we got here. The real problem is that Barack Obama stopped reminding..

"Obama's most significant mistake has been his reluctance to break sharply with previous Republican policy, call out their failures, and hold them responsible..

""Despite the fact that independence was rejected by a full 10 percent, nothing could more completely miss the point.. Let us not dwell on the distance we have fallen short, let us dwell on the distance we have traveled."

France launches first air strikes on IS in Iraq: http://bbc.in/1wv2SUF

The French government said planes had attacked an #IS depot in northeast Iraq, and there would be more raids in the coming days.

France launches first air strikes on IS in Iraq: http://bbc.in/1wv2SUF

The French government said planes had attacked an #IS depot in northeast Iraq, and there would be more raids in the coming days.


Could murder come 'naturally' to chimpanzees?

A major study suggests that killing among chimpanzees, who are the only primates known to gang up on their neighbours, results from normal competition: http://bbc.in/XPMUbz


Monday, September 1, 2014

Reagan, Bush, and Rumsfeld created Alqaida, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bolton, Rove and Mccain created ISIS, Reagan supported the Mujahideen and Saddan with WMD, Hamas rules in Gaza because Bush bulit it

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