Obama: Muslims Built ‘The Very Fabric of Our Nation’

On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

The comments were made to mark the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, a time of spiritual renewal for Muslims which comes at the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. The Obamas said in their statement that Eid “celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity” and “welcomed their commitment to giving back to their communities.” The International Business Times reports that during Eid, Muslims join in Islamic prayer, while saying “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is Great,” and feasting.

The statement further reads that the administration “wishes Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration.” The letter ended with salutation of “Eid Mubarak,” which roughly means “blessed celebration.”

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Army Sergeant Professes Love To Wife Before Dying In Plane Crash | The Daily Caller

Army Sergeant Professes Love To Wife Before Dying In Plane Crash

Army Sgt. Ommy Irizarry declared on Facebook that he loved his wife hours before dying from a plane accident, according to the New York Daily News.

Irizarry and his wife Rebecca were celebrating their anniversary with his family on Caspersen Beach when a small plane crashed. Irizarry was hit either by the plane or by debris and died. His nine-year-old daughter Oceana was also injured at the event and is currently in critical condition at St. Petersburg hospital.

The plane, a 1972 Piper Cherokee, was on its way to Venice Municipal Airport when it made a distress call. It is not yet known how the plane crashed, other than the caller telling the 911 operator that “he’s not going to make it to the airport. But he’s going to be on the beach.”

The pilot, Karl Kokomoor, and passenger David Theen survived the crash unharmed. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Earlier in the day, Irizarry had posted a love note to his wife Rebecca on Facebook.

“Today, 9 years ago, I tied my life to my beautiful wife, Rebecca Irizarry,” he wrote. “Wow, how fast time has passed! They say time flies when you are having fun. It is true.

“Thank you for being with me through thick and thin. I love you with all my heart, mi Roma. I am very happy and can’t wait to see what the next 100 have in store for us. I love you, Becci.”

http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/28/army-sergeant-professes-love-to-wife-before-dying-in-plane-crash/

Also, North Korea Is Threatening To Nuke The White House | The Daily Caller

Also, North Korea Is Threatening To Nuke The White House

Remember when North Korea wasn’t the least of our problems? Ahhh, the good ol’ days.

AFP:

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.

The threat came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military’s General Political Bureau…

“If the US imperialists threaten our sovereignty and survival… our troops will fire our nuclear-armed rockets at the White House and the Pentagon — the sources of all evil,” Hwang said in his speech broadcast Monday on state television.

Apparently, even the highest ranks of North Korean government aren’t allowed unfettered access to western media. Otherwise, they’d know that the White House is the last place you’ll find Barack Obama these days. If they really want to get him, they should aim for his latest golf course and/or fundraiser.

And now, here’s a funny video about North Korea. Even if you hate the song, wait for the drop. It’s worth it.


North Korea Party Rock Anthem  by RumbleVideo

http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/29/also-north-korea-is-threatening-to-nuke-the-white-house/#

Revolutionary new blood test ‘could detect ALL types of cancer’ | Mail Online

Revolutionary new blood test ‘could detect ALL types of cancer’

  • Is hoped breakthrough could prevent unnecessary invasive procedures
  • Test focuses on damage to the DNA of white blood cells
  • 'There is a clear distinction between the damage to the white blood cells from patients with cancer and those without,’ say the researchers
  • Test has so far accurately diagnosed lung, skin and colon cancer

A revolutionary blood test that could detect any type of cancer has been developed by British scientists.

It is hoped the breakthrough will enable doctors to rule out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms - saving time and preventing costly and unnecessary invasive procedures and biopsies.

Early results have shown the simple test can diagnose cancer and pre-cancerous conditions from the blood of patients with melanoma, colon cancer and lung cancer with a high degree of accuracy.

The test has been able to diagnose cancer and pre-cancerous conditions from the blood of patients with the disease in their skin, colon or lungs

The test has been able to diagnose cancer and pre-cancerous conditions from the blood of patients with the disease in their skin, colon or lungs

Alternatively, it could be a useful aid for investigating patients who are suspected of having a cancer that is currently hard to diagnose, say the University of Bradford researchers.

The Lymphocyte Genome Sensitivity (LGS) assesses white blood cells and measures the damage caused to their DNA when subjected to different intensities of ultraviolet light (UVA), which is known to damage DNA.

The Bradford scientists say there is a ‘clear distinction between the damage to the white blood cells from patients with cancer, with pre-cancerous conditions and from healthy patients’.

Research leader Professor Diana Anderson, from the University’s School of Life Sciences, said: ‘White blood cells are part of the body’s natural defence system.

'We know that they are under stress when they are fighting cancer or other diseases, so I wondered whether anything measureable could be seen if we put them under further stress with UVA light.

'We found that people with cancer have DNA which is more easily damaged by ultraviolet light than other people.'

The conclusions were drawn after looking at the blood samples of 208 people - 94 were healthy members of university staff and students.

The other 114werecollected from patients referred to specialist clinics within Bradford Royal Infirmary prior to diagnosis and treatment. 

UVA damage was observed in the form of pieces of DNA being pulled in an electric field towards the positive end of the field, causing a comet-like tail.

The test centres around damage to white blood cells (pictured). The researchers say there is a 'clear distinction between the damage to the cells or those with or without cancer

The test centres around damage to white blood cells (pictured). The researchers say there is a ‘clear distinction between the damage to the cells or those with or without cancer

The longer the tail, the more DNA damage. And these measurements correlated to those patients who were ultimately diagnosed with cancer (58), those with pre-cancerous conditions (56) and those who were healthy (94). 

FULL STORY:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2709708/Revolutionary-new-blood-test-detect-ALL-types-cancer.html

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Pay up! The companies charging you more | America’s Markets

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Inflation is mild? That’s what the government says, but investors paying attention to earnings calls are hearing something they haven’t heard in a awhile: Some bold companies are raising prices.

Companies aren’t required to disclose price hikes, but attentive investors can find clues of where they’re happening. Companies like burrito chain Chipotle (CMG), cigarette maker Philip Morris International (PM) and health-care goods seller Allergan (AGN) told investors during second-quarter conference calls how they’ve been successfully jacking up prices or selling more high-priced items.

At least 11 companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 mentioned raising prices during conference calls over the past three weeks. The number is relatively small, but investors hope there’s more to come, since it’s still early in the reporting season and more than half the companies in the S&P 500 have yet to report.

Price increases could be a major boost for corporate profit. The ability to raise prices is a major shift investors have been hoping for throughout the recovery. Much of the earnings gains during the recovery have been due to cost cutting. But if companies are finally in the position to increase prices, that could give the bottom line at companies a whole new driver.

Reasons, rationale and reaction to higher prices have been varied, including:

* Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG). The burrito chain jacked up prices 6.3% to  6.5%, the company’s CFO John Hartung told analysts. Prices were increased to “pass along some of the inflation we absorbed over the past three years,” he said. Consumers don’t seem to mind too much. If there was any impact, it’s that some consumers shifted from beef to chicken, since beef prices rose 9% on average compared with 5% increases for chicken, Hartung says.

* Philip Morris International (PM). The cigarette maker has been increasing prices in many of the countries it does business in. CFO Jacek Olczak told investors it increased the price of Bond Street, Chesterfield, Lark and L&M brands. “Our strong and diverse brand portfolio is driving market share gains and enabling us to increase prices,” he said.

* Allergan (AGN). The company, best known for selling Botox, told investors it’s finding the ability to increase the prices on ophthalmic products, such as its Pred Forte-branded eye drops. Sales remained strong despite the price increases, CEO David Pyott told investors, and the company even cleared out inventory. The company said it was able to increase prices because of a shortage of some ophthalmic products in the U.S.

* Hershey (HSY). The chocolate and food company’s CEO John Bilbrey told investors price hikes are coming. “On everyday items, consumers will start to see higher prices primarily on instant consumables and on in-aisle non-merchandise take-home items,” he said. Hershey didn’t give details on which products would see price hikes, but Bilbrey told investors the hikes might result in fewer goods being sold. Perhaps the fact that the price hikes haven’t kicked in yet explains why Hershey is one of the three companies in the sample where gross margin hasn’t increased — yet.

FULL STORY:

http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/07/28/pay-up-the-companies-charging-you-more/

Group of Illegal Aliens from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka Caught Entering Texas from Mexico

MCALLEN, Texas—A single group of illegal aliens entering Texas from Mexico over the weekend included foreign nationals from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). The group crossed into the Rio Grande Valley sector from Tamaulipas, Mexico.

“One group of our agents apprehended individuals from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka,” said Albert Spratte, a spokesman for Local 3307 of the NBPC. “Everyone in this group was an adult male. They entered on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Our agents apprehended them, they did not turn themselves in. They were trying to sneak in.”

Spratte said it is unusual and infrequent for illegal aliens from these nations to appear in the Rio Grande Valley sector. “We have had them in the past, but it isn’t common,” he said. “This should be a reminder to the public that unaccompanied minors and family units are not the only ones crossing into the U.S. illegally. On the same day, I also witnessed 3-4 Chinese females at the processing station. The media are concentrating on the Central American families and minors and they are not covering the fact that we are still getting people, often adult males, who are coming from other nations.”

Breitbart News previously reported on foreign nationals coming from Asia, the Middle East, and terror-prone nations from the Horn of Africa—often entering Central America and utilizing the same pathways and smuggling networks as Central Americans and Mexicans who illegally enter the United States. That report was based on information from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Spratte said, “Border Patrol agents in our sector have in the past apprehended aliens from Iraq, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Israel, and from many other nations. People think this is just about Mexico and Central America, but it isn’t. People from all over the world are trying to sneak into the United States.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/28/Group-of-Illegal-Aliens-from-Bangladesh-Nepal-and-Sri-Lanka-Caught-Entering-Texas-from-Mexico

Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in ‘American Sniper’ lawsuit | Dallas Morning News

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura (center) arrived at court in St. Paul, Minn., last week with his wife, Terry, and others.

ST. PAUL, Minn.  — A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle.

On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he decked a man, whom he later identified as Ventura, after the man allegedly said the Navy SEALs “deserve to lose a few.”

Ventura testified that Kyle fabricated the passage about punching him. Kyle said in testimony videotaped before his death last year that his story was accurate.

Legal experts had said Ventura had to clear a high legal bar to win, since as a public figure he had to prove “actual malice.” According to the jury instructions, Ventura had to prove with “clear and convincing evidence” that Kyle either knew or believed what he wrote was untrue, or that he harbored serious doubts about its truth. The jury sent the judge a note Monday saying they didn’t think they could reach a unanimous verdict. He told them to keep trying.

After finding in favor of Ventura, the jury was also tasked with awarding damages for any harm to his reputation, humiliation and embarrassment. Jurors had to find that Ventura suffered an economic loss as a direct result of Kyle’s statements, or that Kyle used Ventura to profit unjustly.

Neither Ventura nor Chris Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, was in the courtroom for the verdict. Chris Kyle was slain at a Texas gun range last year, so his widow is executor of his estate with control over proceeds from book royalties and movie rights.

In his closing argument, Ventura attorney David Bradley Olsen said he believed Kyle’s estate had earned more than $6 million from the book, and suggested that $5 million to $15 million would be reasonable compensation for what he said was irreparable harm to Ventura’s reputation.

"The verdict will tell the world Chris Kyle’s story was a lie," Olsen said.

Olsen said Kyle’s claims that Ventura said he hated America and thought that the U.S. military was killing innocent civilians in Iraq and that the SEALs “deserve to lose a few” had made him a pariah in the community that mattered most to him - the brotherhood of current and former SEALs.

"One-point-five million people have bought the book," he said. "Millions more heard Fox TV trash Jesse Ventura because of it. And the story went viral on the Internet and will be there forever."

Defense attorney John Borger had told jurors in his own closing argument that the 11 witnesses presented by the defense “tell a compelling and consistent story” that backed Kyle’s version.

U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle, who is not related to the author, told jurors they weren’t charged with determining whether Ventura was punched, but rather whether he was defamed by the remarks Kyle attributed to him.

Chris Kyle, regarded as the deadliest military sniper in U.S. history, included a brief account in his book of a confrontation at a bar in Coronado, Calif., with a man he called “Scruff Face.” In promotional interviews, Kyle identified the man as Ventura, a former SEAL who became a pro wrestler and movie actor before being elected for one term as Minnesota governor in 1998. Ventura was in Coronado for a SEAL reunion and graduation ceremony.

Olsen said inconsistencies in testimony from defense witnesses about what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2006, were so serious that their stories couldn’t be trusted. He also pointed out that people who were with Ventura that night testified that the alleged confrontation never happened. And he said Ventura would never have said any of the things attributed to him because he remains proud of his and his parents’ military service.

"The statement is completely out of character for Jesse Ventura. He never said anything like that in his life, and he never will," he said.

Ventura testified that his income as a television personality fell sharply as job offers dried up in the wake of “American Sniper.” Borger said Ventura’s career as an entertainer was in decline well before that.

***Who knew being a scumbag could pay off so well? Only in Amerkia..

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GOP: Border patrol agents handcuffed by wildlife rules | TheHill

Federal land protections are hampering efforts to stop the flow of illegal immigrants across the border, Republicans say.

The Interior Department controls about 800 miles along the dividing line with Mexico, or about 40 percent of the total, with other land in the region owned by the Forest Service.

GOP lawmakers argue federal regulations intended to protect land and wildlife have become an obstacle for Customs and Borders Protection officers because they restrict their ability to drive near the border, build infrastructure or install surveillance technology.

“There is no doubt that the restrictions on accessing land along the border have made it more difficult for the Border Patrol to do their job,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who traveled to McAllen County, Texas, earlier this month to meet with officials about the surge of child migrants into the United States.

Smugglers know where agents cannot patrol or monitor, Cruz said, so they target those areas when moving people across the border.

“It seems a commonsense reform to say that the border patrol should be able to fully access and patrol the border,” he said.

A House Republican working group led by Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) this week recommended prohibiting the Interior and Forest Service from in any way hampering border patrol.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who accompanied Cruz, wants border security to play a larger role in how federal officials manage land. At a hearing this week in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, she said officers sometimes cannot build roads or even trails on federal land.

“We’re not asking for a major highway around there, but … we need to think about national security issues and how we enforce our own laws, when you juxtapose that with other priorities within the federal agencies,” she said.

Murkowski is the top Republican on the energy panel, which oversees Interior.

Democrats aren’t buying the GOP’s argument.

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said conservation issues are just one of the policies that are falling victim to the current crisis.

“These kids have become both the excuse and the reason that they can revisit some of these policies,” Grijalva said.

“You see everything from getting rid of [deferred action] because of the kids, we have to have troops on the border because of the kids, now we don’t need environmental regulations on public lands because of the kids.”

Grijalva said the Homeland Security Department has repeatedly told Congress that land protections don’t hamper border operations.

“If they’re talking about the most recent influx, it’s happening in areas that have nothing to do with protected federal lands,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee. “So I think it’s a specious argument to continue their anti-conservation agenda.”

This is not the first time that land restrictions have been drawn into the debate over border patrol.

Many Republicans criticized President Obama in May for creating the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, abutting the border in New Mexico.

The designation, said Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), will “place additional burdens on Border Patrol personnel and limit access to high crime areas along the border, making it easier for drug smugglers and human traffickers to move in and out of the country.”

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee’s subpanel with responsibility over national parks, has made border security a top issue, and introduced the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act in an attempt to ensure that the issue is prioritized over environmental conservation.

The Obama administration and congressional Democrats don’t see the problem.

FULL STORY:

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/213405-gop-border-patrol-agents-handcuffed-by-wildlife-rules

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5 New Muslim Calls for Genocide of the Jews

"Count them and kill them to the very last one.” — Sheikh Abu Bilal Ismail in Berlin.

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