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Reader Selected News For Week Mar 8 – Mar 14

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 7th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Reader Selected News For Week Mar 8 – Mar 14”

  1. canary says:

    Obamas and Bidens Vacation in Tropics as Russia takes over Land, Sea, and Skies.

    KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — The crisis in Crimea won’t keep President Barack Obama from forging ahead with a weekend getaway with his wife and daughters in the Florida Keys.

    The Obama family vacation comes just a few weeks after the president’s long weekend at the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Obama had gone to Sunnylands to meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan.

    He stayed behind with a gaggle of childhood friends to play golf on a private, 19-hole course elsewhere in the city that is owned by supporter Larry Ellison, co-founder of the Oracle software company and one of the richest men in America…


    • canary says:

      And the evening before leaving for Florida during the Ukraine crisis Obama held a Women of Soul Concert to be one of a series of concerts at the White House. Aretha Franklin sang after Obama flubbed in spelling “respect”. Other’s who sang through the night was Melissa Ethridge, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monae, Jill Scott and Tessanne Chin.

      You can see the presdient toasting and so drunk he could not spell “respect” when the concerts are aired on PBS


      It seems only Obama is having fun as the titanic sinks.


    • GetBackJack says:

      (oo) What you want
      (oo) Baby, I got
      (oo) What you need
      (oo) Do you know I got it?
      (oo) All I’m askin’
      (oo) Is for a little R-S-P-E-C-T when you come home (just a little bit)
      Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
      (just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

  2. canary says:

    Al-Qaida and rebels take over Syrian President Assad’s home square.

    AP: Al-Qaida breakaway group transforms Syrian city into nucleus of Islamic state it aspires to

    Mar 7 2014

    BEIRUT – Once a vibrant, religiously mixed community, Syria’s eastern city of Raqqa is now a shell of its former self, terrorized by hard-line militants who have turned it into the nucleus of their vision for the Islamic caliphate they hope one day to establish in Syria and Iraq.

    In rare interviews with The Associated Press, residents and activists in Raqqa describe a city where fear prevails. Music has been banned, Christians have to pay an Islamic tax for protection, people are executed in the main square and face-veiled women and pistol-wielding foreigners in Afghan-style outfits patrol the streets enforcing Shariah restrictions…

    “They have taken us back to medieval times,” said one resident…


  3. canary says:

    Iraqi Prime Minister Srongly Accuses Saudi Arabia of Financing Violence Spreading in Iraq.

    entire article

    That’s an indirect way the US is aiding the opposition in Syria, though Al-Qaeda complains the ISLI group is to blood thirsty. And what’s with Al-Qaeda and ISLI apologizing everytime they bomb a mosque or school in Syria for killing civilians when it is their intent.

    • canary says:

      More on Saudi-Arabia war against Iraq and Syria leadership

      Agence France-Presse: Suicide bomber kills 37 at crowded Iraq checkpoint

      A suicide bomber killed 37 people, including two state television employees, at a checkpoint near Baghdad Sunday, after Iraq’s premier accused Riyadh and Doha of fuelling bloodshed in the country…


      “Iraq has been hit by a year-long surge in violence that has reached levels not seen since 2008…”
      So has every country in the world.

    • canary says:


      The developer behind the controversial “Ground Zero mosque” is charging rent to his own strapped nonprofit — the very group behind the ambitious project.


      “…community programs such as Arabic lessons and Afro-Brazilian martial arts classes, and the rest from donations.”

      Afro-Brazilian martial arts which is a mixture of martial arts with music and acrobatic ninja moves called Capoeira.


      This Capoeira master shows what to if someone puts a gun to the back of your head, and how to get the gun away and shoot the attacker. Kind of cute when he stops to tell the neighbors he’s okay as they are just practicing. Wonder what state that’s in.


      Looks pretty tame compared to the Arabs teaching 5 years olds Iranian martial arts in my state.

  4. canary says:

    Japan –

    Stem cells: Scientist asks for research to be withdrawn

    By James Gallagher – Mar 10 2014

    There was never a scientific reason for Obama to allow embryo stem research and more states in the US need to stop it.

    Washington USA

    BBC: Immigrant detention centre hunger strike in fourth day


    The food is bad and they are angry they are only making $1 dollar a day, which is more than Americans detained receive.

  5. canary says:

    Al-Qaeda uses Malcolm X video to encourage Terrorist Attacks against US and West.

    The Telegraph: Al-Qaeda unveils new magazine aimed at Western jihadis

    Al-Qaeda is starting an English language magazine as part of a fresh effort to recruit and inspire Western jihadis to launch attacks in their own countries, according to security analysts.

    A video posted on YouTube uses the words of Malcolm X to justify violent struggle, before announcing the name of the magazine, Resurgence.

    It appears to be modelled[sic] on Inspire, an online publication produced by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP),…


    “It mixes graphics, images of George W Bush and warplanes launching missiles with a speech by Malcolm X, the African-American Muslim leader…”

    I guess it refers to Bush, because they read Bambie’s book that after reading Malcolm X Obama converted to Islam and wished like Malcolm X he too could purge the white blood from his veins.

  6. canary says:

    US Ship failed to stop Iranian and Syrian rebel heavy arms and large rockets transport to Gaza strip to attack Israel.

    If the Pentagon knew about the shipment by Iran and Syria of rockets and missiles did they not warn Israel. And why did they leave Israel in the dark to question and investigate who exactly as behind the shipment of arms to attack them?

    (CNN) — The U.S. Navy had secret orders this week to be “prepared to act” to stop a cargo ship carrying Iranian arms destined for Gaza, CNN has learned.

    Navy vessels in the Middle East received orders to move “into the proximity of the ship and act if ordered,” according to a senior U.S. military official familiar with the operation.

    The scenario included the possibility of boarding the ship, which was eventually stopped in the Red Sea by Israeli naval forces, who authorities said seized a cargo of Iranian rockets and missiles…

    (entire article)

    It does not ad up as Obama has never intercepted shipments of weapons, nor done anything about tunnels or the Hezbollah recent building of an airport in Syria making it easier to bomb Israel. The above article makes no sense, but it shed’s light that the US did not stop the ship which according to reports days ago, when Israel stopped the shipment the missiles and rockets were of extreme high range and they could have fired them from the ship.

    The above article is on the heals of Israel’s news expressing their disappointment in Obama to include their last recent rare meeting at the White House.

    And the White House didn’t say they planned to stop the ship if it was headed for Gaza, it’s just maybe they would have.

  7. captstubby says:

    The Tax Man Catches Up to Small Business Owners
    By Beth Braverman | The Fiscal Times

    What’s Happening: Federal and state tax collectors are cracking down on small business owners who aren’t paying their fair share of taxes, says a new Bloomberg Businessweek report. States are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on big data and other initiatives to beat the tax cheats and collect the billions they’re owed.
    Florida, for example, is keeping car dealers honest by cross-referencing sales data with highway department records, and California and New York, as part of a new partnership, have each agreed to redirect tax refunds to the other if a business owner owes taxes in that state.

    Why It Matters: Tax scofflaws owe $385 billion to the federal government and tens of billions to states, many of which are still struggling with budgets that were gutted during the recent recession. The largest portion of those debtors are small businesses and farms. That’s enough money to fund universal pre-K, double the size of both the Earned Income Tax Credit and the U.S. Air Force budget, and reduce the deficit by more than 25 percent, says Charles Kenny, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, who crunched the numbers for Bloomberg Businessweek.
    What It Means for You: If you’re a small business owner, be sure your books are in order. States are starting to work with local agencies like liquor boards or other licensing agencies to prevent businesses with past-due taxes from getting or renewing necessary licenses. They’re also increasingly likely to send tax cheats to jail for their crimes; in Illinois, for example, judges are willing to put tax cheats behind bars.
    The rest of us can only hope that these new extra-pressure efforts actually work. After all, enforcing existing tax laws sure beats raising existing tax rates.”

    so there you have it.
    small business owners ,one way or another ,must learn that “its not your Money.”
    the United States Goverment is protecting us
    from saboteurs and traitors.
    Victorian Prisons in the Twenty First Century America.


  8. captstubby says:

    But Why Didn’t Zach Galifianakis Ask Obama About Benghazi?
    By Allie Jones | The Atlantic Wire – Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    Zach Galifianakis’s interview with President Obama on his Funny or Die web show “Between Two Ferns” has so far been largely praised as a gamble that paid off. Obama got a few funny lines in, Galifianakis was his cringe-y, awkward self, and the whole thing wrapped up with an Obamacare plug and a jab at George W. Bush. We called the interview “horrifying and great.”
    Galifianakis intentionally let Obama off the hook on this one, Bunch reasons. Know why? Because “Funny Or Die’s co-creators, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, are committed liberals who think that their second job is to make you laugh. Their first, naturally, is to sell you on the wonders of the Democratic Party.”
    Some conservatives, however, are not having it.

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    It was comedy dummies…It wasn’t meant to be a serious interview and asking about Benghazi surely would not have made it serious….Benghazi? Really? GOP still lying about that? Here’s one for conservatives,Baggers and other dummies…Benghazi=case closed…Try and lie all you want The President nor did anyone in the administration do any wrong or illegal concerning Benghazi…but hey if you want to hold on to that and try to run on it like Romney did in 2012 ….and FAILED…go ahead….You can use it as an excuse for when you have to say President Clinton…in Jan 2017

    “Benghazi?Really? ”
    always good for a laugh with Democrats.

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