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AP Wire
Aug 26, 2014

 

1. WHAT AP REPORTER SEES ROLLING THROUGH EASTERN UKRAINE

AP journalist Mstyslav Chernov witnesses convoys of military weaponry coming from the direction of Russia and passing through a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine.

2. HOW MOURNERS DEPICTED MICHAEL BROWN'S DEATH

Speakers at Brown's emotional funeral service sought to consecrate his death as another in the long history of the civil rights movement, and implored blacks to change their protest chants into legislation and law.

3. WHY U.S. NUCLEAR EXPERT IS CALLING FOR PLANT CLOSURE

Regulators are being urged to shut down California's last operating nuclear facility until they can determine whether the twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

4. TOP U.S. GENERAL DISCUSSES TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Joint Chiefs chairman, says plans are in place to allow American forces to stay in Afghanistan beyond year's end if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn't signed soon.

5. BAY-AREA QUAKE CAUSES $1B IN DAMAGE, OFFICIALS ESTIMATE

But Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd says 80 percent of the valley's 500 or so wineries were unaffected, and encourages tourists to visit.

6. HOTELS GET FEE HAPPY

Hotel surcharges are on the rise for items like in-room safes or even Internet service.

7. THE HOME OF THE WHOPPER COULD MOVE TO CANADA

Burger King plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Canada if it buys Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons to create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant company.

8. WHO WINS EARLY EMMY

Jim Parsons, the lovable geek on "The Big Bang Theory," receives his fourth Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series.

9. FIRST SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK FETCHES HEROIC BID

A rare, nearly flawless copy of the Man of Steel's comic-book debut nets $3.2 million in an online auction.

10. ANDY MURRAY ADVANCES AT THE U.S. OPEN

The eighth-seed gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to outlast Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round.

Comments

Vladtheimp

#2. HOW DID WHITE HOUSE REPRESENTATION AT BROWN FUNERAL COMPARE TO REPRESENTATION AT FUNERALS OF MARGARET THATCHER, MICHAEL FOLEY (BEHEADED JOURNALIST), AND MAJ. GENERAL HAROLD GREENE (highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in combat since Vietnam)?

3-0 (It's all about Obama/Holder racialism and getting out the black vote for the Midterms)

11. LOIS LERNER E-MAILS EXIST, IRS OFFICIAlS PERJURED THEMSELVES


Fish rots from the head down, and lies come naturally to Obama, Inc. http://www.nationalreview.com/co...

12. FEDERAL RESERVE SURVEYS SHOW MANUFACTURERS LESS WILLING TO HIRE DUE TO OBAMACARE http://blogs.marketwatch.com/cap...

And colleges and universities are passing on Obamacare costs to workers, including student workers. https://www.insidehighered.com/n...

Wolverine49457

He's not been busy being videotaped as shipping caskets are unloaded from C17's at Andrews AFB...since that time he's been oddly absent given more of America’s finest have died under his first 4 than Bush's 8 and I doubt he’s noticed or cares. Under his watch many were killed in battle in Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm but didn’t die until they walked into a VA hospital expecting the government to fulfill their promise.

Lanivan

"Under his watch many were killed in battle in Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm but didn’t die until they walked into a VA hospital expecting the government to fulfill their promise" Oh dear, Wolverine - this makes no sense at all, but I'm sure you have your reasons.

Meanwhile, it you are sincerely interested in the state of the VA, this is an interesting article for you:

"The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the delays." http://talkingpointsmemo.com/new...

Wolverine49457

If you are comforted by the spin meant to bolster the image of the president roll with it, being a veteran I know that we were never given what was promised, they asked, they promised, we served and found they lied, this includes the socialist in chief and his predecessors, unless you are a veteran who's received the somewhat less than minimum treatment you don't know what you are talking about. Cut and paste is meaningless compared to lost trust and faith and nearly insulting when those that have experienced the non-service through the VA and have someone who's never served tell us all is well under the careful watch of Mr. Obama.

Lanivan

I note you attempt to explain your previous word salad with yet another one.

Oh well - Here's another fact that might, or might not, be interesting to you:

Veterans Happy With VA Hospitals, Survey Says

U.S. veterans rate the quality of care they get in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals as good as or better on average than in private-sector hospitals, according to a major national customer-satisfaction survey.

The 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) shows that among the more than 8 million veterans served by the VA health system, VA hospitals earned satisfaction ratings of 84 (out of 100) for inpatient care and 82 for outpatient services, while U.S. private-sector hospitals earned ratings of 80 and 83 in the same categories. http://usgovinfo.about.com/b/201...

Oh - and by the way - I've written many times about my concern about the corruption at the VA, dating back to the 1990's, stressed to the max by two Bush wars, and Bush's dropping the ball by doing nothing after receiving a major 2005 report, chock-full of recommendations. I've got some skin in this game, and I'll not stand for a factually-challenged, highly-bigoted person speak in a blasphemous manner about me, about veterans, or faith.

newsblogger

"Bush Bush Bush Bush"

Lanivan

Thank you, Vlad, for supplying us with the latest FOX NEWS gossip and salacious salivating. Of course, there's not an iota of factual material in it, but, hey!, you are one crazy, wild guy, right?!

2.) Totally false and inaccurate gossip screaming over right wing cyberland, started by Legal Insurrection: "American Thinker: White House Failed To Send Personnel To Greene's Funeral, But Sent Three Aides To Attend Funeral For Michael Brown."

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Attended Funeral Of Maj. Gen. Greene. Military newspaper Stars and Stripes covered the August 14 funeral of Major General Harold Greene, the highest-ranking military to be killed in the war in Afghanistan, noting that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attended to pay his respects." http://mediamatters.org/research...

11.) Of course Lois Lerner emails exist - they are simply "lost", just as the THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION 5 MILLION EMAILS DURING INVESTIGATIONS ON THE IRAQ WAR 2003-2005 WERE "LOST", but have recently been retrieved.

12.) The Wall Street Journal has another riff on the subject -

Don’t Blame Health Law for High Part-Time Employment "http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2... But what do they know about business?

According to the local posts on the subject, it seems that local manufacturers have trended to hiring temp workers with low wages, no benefits, and little to no hope for advancement for years now. Shall we just blame Obamacare??

Vladtheimp

#1. I'll chalk up your reply to the fact that you clearly don't know the difference between people who report to the President on the White House Staff and those who are merely part of the Executive Branch, and the symbolism having White House people dispatched to an event represents.

#11) I'll chalk up this reply to the fact that you condone your government representatives perjuring themselves as long as it protects Obama and the Democrats (recall their testimony not that the e-mails were "lost" but that they were destroyed.) You also seem to have missed the fact that these new revelations only came out because two federal judges required lower level IRS employees to explain the destroyed e-mails under oath. Tip - Another blockbuster about the IRS perjury and duplicity is coming tomorrow and we'll see how Judge Sullivan deals with it.

#13. I'll chalk this reply up to the fact that you give more credence to an opinion piece written by a "journalist" in the Wall Street Journal than two studies by both the Philadelphia Federal Reserve and the Dallas Federal Reserve (it's pretty clear why you link to sources like Talking Points Memo, Media Matters and Daily Kos given those standards).

Wolverine49457

She's speaks like a Socialist Organizer or a Union hack with ears closed by agenda, eyes shielded by red blinders and a bit in her mouth with some loud mouthed Marxist at the reigns just like the other intellectuals who are no more than useful idiots thirsting to usher in a new era with a singular dictator in charge who quietly (at first) builds mounds of the disagreeing dead out of sight of the cheering throngs.
They are so focused in their lust to have those who disagree with elites and eloquent suffer they don’t realize they are next once their usefulness is at an end…history has a way of repeating itself and some must be on the side of evil in order to fulfil prophecy.

Vladtheimp

Are you suggesting our own Joan of Arch should review some of the history of women's rights, homosexual rights, and the rights of African Americans in Russia, North Korea, China, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and other socialist and totalitarian paradises?

Like this: http://www.reuters.com/article/2...

Lanivan

Gee, guys - this is HUGE! Just think - Wolverine calling me: "..a socialist organizer, a union hack, Marxist, a useful idiot, lustful(that's the really interesting one, IMHO), part of a cheering throng (be careful, Lani, when spelling that one), evil, and fulfilling prophecy." And then Vlad rushes in to dance the Rumba with both feet (who says you can't dance?).

This is the most excitement I've had all summer. Thanks for the pick-me-up!

Vladtheimp

Good news to add to the cheering thongs - Obamacare now covers Addadichtomies! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/20...

Lanivan

"Addadichtomy"? Amazing the new medical procedures springing up in the US. I can only imagine the recommended treatment for a successfully restorative recuperation.

Lanivan

1.) Oh, so now we are forced to play the "appearances/symbolism" card. It must be terribly difficult to represent news sources that repeatedly get it wrong, force the facts into some unidentifiable, but ideologically appealing headline, and just plain lie. One of the tactics deployed to counter the revelation of the truth is to cast aspersions on the source of the truth. Exhibit A, B, C, ......

13.) "journalist" - "opinion piece" - "my link is bigger than your link". No serious discussion of long-term employment trends that are transforming the global marketplace. Nah - It's so much easier to blame Obama! Please, Lanivan - Don't make me think, or read something other than my extreme hard right-wing sites that are so comfy. Don't take away my immediate gratification!

11.) To address your argument of semantics - "Destroyed" or "Missing"??? "The IRS probably would like to forget Lois Lerner and her emails, but it looks like they may exist after all. Despite the hue and cry, the "lost" emails are backed up, claims Judicial Watch. The former Director of Tax Exempt Organizations, Lerner allegedly flagged tax-exemption applications of conservative organizations, including Crossroads GPS. But when the whole mess came to light, she refused to testify and was held in contempt of Congress. She could be prosecuted and face jail, though that’s unlikely. (My Edit: She plead the 5th after investigators refused to offer her immunity to get her full testimony - which was the whole point of the investigation, right?)

The IRS told Congressional investigators that many of Lois Lerner’s emails prior to 2011 are "missing." http://www.forbes.com/sites/robe...

The point of my narrative is let's not focus wholly on Lois Lerner's "lost" emails, when 5 MILLION emails went "missing" during Bush administration, covering many departments.

VanX

13. The louder one yells, the less others listen.

Lanivan

And the louder they yell, the guiltier they are.

Lanivan

14.) Michigan residents lost their “right to farm” this week. This is a new ruling by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development. Gail Philburn of the Michigan Sierra Club told Michigan Live, the new changes “effectively remove Right to Farm Act protection for many urban and suburban backyard farmers raising small numbers of animals.” Previously backyard and urban farming were protected by Michigan’s Right to Farm Act but The Commission has ruled that the Right to Farm Act protections no longer apply to many homeowners who keep small amount of livestock. Kim White, who keeps chickens and rabbits, said, “They don’t want us little guys feeding ourselves. They want us to go all to the big farms. They want to do away with small farms and I believe that is what’s motivating it.” The ruling will allow local governments to ban goats, chickens and beehives on any property where there are 13 homes within one eighth mile or a residence within 250 feet of the property. http://www.wesupportorganic.com/...

I wonder how many small Michigan farms are affected by this new ruling?

Vladtheimp

Welcome to the side of small government and government fairness - it's a pleasure to finally have you aboard!

The rule in question was approved by Michigan Farm Bureau members, who weighed in and said if someone is raising livestock in a residential area they need to conform to local zoning.

The Sierra Club Spokesperson, with apparently neither shame nor understanding of irony, complained that ""The commission is essentially taking sides in the marketplace." Heaven forfend! http://www.mlive.com/news/kalama...

 

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