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Reader Selected News For Week Sep 28 – Oct 4

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 27th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Reader Selected News For Week Sep 28 – Oct 4”

  1. yadayada says:

    I love my state –

    North Idaho school district considers arming teachers


  2. platypus says:

    Since this is the busy bee thread, I figure this article is appropriate.


  3. canary says:

    Interesting from Kenya news on the mall of terrorists released on bail that disappeared


    Kenya is trying to keep secret that Al-Qaeda burned alive 40 plus Muslim college students as they slept after the bombing and murdering of Christians all week after the Mall.

    Kenya is so worried about tourism, that their media and officials fear for their lives if they talk about all the murdering going on.

  4. captstubby says:

    Russian Embassy in Libya comes under fire, attack repelled

    TRIPOLI/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli came under fire on Wednesday and a group of people tried to force their way into the compound, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

    Diplomatic sources in Libya said security guards fired shots to disperse a group of about 60 people that had approached the embassy. An attempt to enter the building was repelled and according to the Foreign Ministry no diplomats were wounded.

    “The attackers opened fire and tore the Russian flag,” the Russian Itar Tass news agency cited unnamed sources as saying. Embassy staff had been taken to the airport as a precaution.

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told Russian state television the situation had calmed. “In Tripoli …a shooting occurred and there was an attempt to enter the territory of the Russian embassy.”

    A Yahoo User •
    Hire the Russians to guard our embassys mister president.

  5. captstubby says:

    Budget stalemate reveals which federal agencies are ‘essential’ — and not
    Published October 03, 2013

    about 800,000 federal workers are expected to face furlough during the impasse. Those employees were sent home this week, forbidden from working until a deal is reached.
    the budget stalemate has helped shed light on a pressing question — which parts of the government can Americans live without?

    the darkest secret the Democrats thought would never see the light.
    this could be a once in a lifetime event.
    American Taxpayers;
    “lets not rush into anything yet.”

    as the Marxist sang;
    “just Imagine…”

  6. DW says:

    Sad news from the New York Times:

    Tom Clancy, Best-Selling Master of Military Thrillers, Dies at 66

    Tom Clancy, whose complex, adrenaline-fueled military novels spawned a new genre of thrillers and made him one of the world’s best-known and best-selling authors, died on Tuesday in Baltimore. He was 66.

    Mr. Clancy, who grew up in Baltimore, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a brief illness, his lawyer, J. W. Thompson Webb, said on Wednesday. Neither Mr. Webb nor Mr. Clancy’s longtime publisher, Ivan Held, president of G. P. Putnam’s Sons, said he knew the precise cause of death.

    Mr. Clancy’s debut book, “The Hunt for Red October,” was frequently cited as one of the greatest genre novels ever written. With the book’s publication in 1984, Mr. Clancy introduced a new kind of potboiler: an espionage thriller dense with technical details about weaponry, submarines and intelligence agencies.

    It found an eager readership. More than 100 million copies of his novels are in print, and a remarkable 17 have reached No. 1 on the New York Times’s best-seller list, including “Threat Vector,” released last December. Prolific until his death, Mr. Clancy had been awaiting publication of his next book, “Command Authority,” set for Dec. 3.


    R.I.P. Mr Clancy.

    • captstubby says:

      Mr. Clancy called Mr Reagen “My President.”

      President Reagen remarked,”I was loosing sleep staying up reading Hunt For Red October.”
      this gave Mr Clancy the same shot in the arm President Kennedy did for Ian Flemming’s James Bond books.
      He Will Be Missed.

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