Great News: Foreign Ownership of U.S. Government Debt Passes $6 Trillion…

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Another Obama first…

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – For the first time in the nation’s history, foreign interests now own more than $6 trillion in U.S. government debt, according to the most recent Treasury Department report on major foreign holders of the debt, which includes the numbers through the end of June.

As of the end of June, foreign owners held $6,013,200,000,000 in U.S. Treasury securities, up from $5,976,500,000,000 as of the end of May.

Thirteen years ago, at the end of June 2001, the foreign-held U.S. government debt was $983,300,000,000—and had been trending downward for four months. Since then, it has grown more than six-fold.

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#WAR — ISIL Beheads American, Threatens To Kill Briton If Airstrikes Continue

In the video of Steven Sotloff’s execution released today (which you will NOT find here). ISIL shows off a third prisoner, this time of British origin.

The militant in the video shows off a new hostage who they claim is of British citizenship named David Cawthorne Haines.

In the video, the hostage taker claims more will be executed if America does not cease it’s campaign against ISIL in Iraq.

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63% Opposed To Obama Issuing Executive Order On Amnesty

Looks like our Celebrity-in-Chief isn’t finding much support with any issue right about now.

Via Hot Air:

I assume the White House’s internal polling looks like this too. After months of teasing immigration activists with legalization by kingly decree by the end of summer, they wouldn’t be backing off now unless the numbers looked too dismal to defy before the midterms.

Last year support for comprehensive immigration reform stood at 54 percent, with just 39 percent support for securing the border. Now the first number is down to 48 percent while the second stands at 47. A border crisis will do that for you.

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Lib Rag Salon Urges Americans To Stop Watching The NFL Because It’s Too Violent…

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Liberal jargon update: The NFL will now be referred to as the “Football Industrial Complex.”

Via Salon:

With pro and college football set to kick off this week, the official Season of Rationalization is upon us again. This is that special time of year when millions upon millions of fans attempt to justify — to themselves and anyone who dares question them — why they watch a violent, commercialized sport that we now know can cause brain damage.

I know this firsthand because until recently I was a football addict. (Technically I’m still an addict, I just no longer use.) And thus I have spent years trotting out these shopworn justifications.

The sad truth is that they’re nonsense. Not one of them stands up to any sort of sustained ethical scrutiny. So allow me to channel my inner defensive fan, if only to set the record straight about how the Football Industrial Complex actually operates. [...]

But the bottom line is that the NFL is the force driving the commercialization of the sport at all levels. It derives most of its profits from passive consumption (i.e., couch potatoes like you and me). We’re the reason the NFL can charge the networks billions for broadcast rights.

To reiterate: Without us, the NFL wouldn’t exist.

This is the essential truth that the Football Industrial Complex is forever trying to obscure. When we watch football, even casually, we’re supporting the entire system. If we don’t like the way football operates — the excessive violence, the greed, the dulling of our collective empathy — it is upon us to stop watching.

As a lifelong fan, I don’t say this casually. I’ve been in continuous state of withdrawal since I stopped watching last year. But I’d rather suffer that inconvenience than continue recycling the same lame excuses every season, knowing deep down how full of shit I’m being.

UNREAL: State Dept Spokeswoman Won’t Call ISIS Beheadings An Act Of War, “Not Going To Put Any Labels On This”…

Via Melissa Moore who is live tweeting today’s State Department press briefing:

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BREAKING: ISIS Beheads American Reporter Steven Sotloff – Update: Beheaded By Same British Jihadist Who Executed James Foley…

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Savages.

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Update: More details, pretty much the same thing as the Foley beheading.

BEIRUT (AP) — An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.

Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.

Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against the backdrop of an arid Syrian landscape, Sotloff was threatened in that video with death unless the U.S. stopped airstrikes on the group in Iraq.

In the video distributed Tuesday and entitled “A Second Message to America,” Sotloff appears in a similar jumpsuit before he is beheaded by an Islamic State fighter.

Update: Via Daily Mail:

…Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against the backdrop of an arid Syrian landscape, Sotloff was threatened in that video with death unless the U.S. stopped airstrikes on the group in Iraq.

In the video distributed Tuesday and entitled “A Second Message to America,” Sotloff appears in a similar jumpsuit before he is beheaded by an Islamic State fighter.

The video appears to show the same British fighter who killed James Foley. He threatens a new hostage, Briton David Haines.

Alabama Democrat: “Republicans In Congress Are Worse Than ISIS”…

Alabama Democrat Jesse T. Smith is running against GOP Rep. Mike Rogers to purge Congress of Republican jihadists.

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Wisconsin: 11-Year-Old Facing Expulsion From School For Using Picture Of A Gun In His Email Avatar…

Finally, someone is brave enough to take a bold stance against the scourge of deadly virtual gun pics smaller than the size of a stamp.

Via Badger Pundit:

Meet Melissa A. Horn. She’s the 40-year-old Wisconsin school principal who’s currently bullying an 11-year-old boy over a tiny picture of a gun and an American flag on the computer he uses only at home.

The boy, Matthew, is “attending” — through distance learning, via computer — Wisconsin Virtual Learning, a 4K-12K virtual school run as an online pubic charter school by the Northern Ozaukee School District.

Horn is its principal and executive director. For more on Horn, consult her LinkedIn page and her “Executive Director’s Message” in which she speaks about how, at Wisconsin Virtual Learning, “we pride ourselves in being both parent and student-friendly,”and about how “[o]ur lines of communication, whether face-to-face or via telephone, email, or Blackboard Collaborate room, are always open.”

This story was broken on August 29 by Wisconsin conservative talk-radio host Vicki McKenna. Her August 29 shows covered extensively how Matthew, a Second Amendment enthusiast, has been threatened with expulsion for using a tiny picture of a gun and an American flag as his online avatar in e-mails to his teacher.

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Obama Regime (Again) Slams Israel Over Claim Of West Bank Land…

If Obama spent half the time he does bashing Israel he might be able to figure out a strategy to stop ISIS.

Via Ynet:

The US rebuked Israel Sunday overnight after it announced a land appropriation in the West Bank, calling the move “counterproductive” to efforts to achieve a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, and urging Jerusalem to reverse the decision.

Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared “state land, on the instructions of the political echelon” by the military-run Civil Administration on Sunday.

The notice published on Sunday by the Israeli military gave no reason for the land appropriation decision, while Israeli media reported the move was in response to the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli teens. Tensions stoked by the kidnapping quickly spread to Israel’s border with Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas, and the two sides engaged in a seven-week war that ended on Tuesday with an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.

Shocker: Gays Blames “Homophobia” For St. Louis Rams Decision To Cut Michael Sam…

The only thing as predictable as libs claiming racism behind Obama opposition is gays blaming homophobia.

Via Daily Caller:

… There’s no doubt Sam was a great college football player, but that $3.50 will get you a cup of coffee. Pro football is different from college football, and many great college players can’t make the transition. Maybe Sam will be picked up by another team, maybe he won’t. But whatever happens to him will have nothing to do with his sexuality. His endorsements will, but whether or not he plays anywhere won’t.

Sports are the ultimate meritocracy – If you can play, you will play. If someone new plays better than a beloved veteran with overwhelming fan support, the new guy will play. What you do off the field, unless it involved domestic violence, drugs, murder, or other crimes, doesn’t matter. If you can help a team win, you will play.

According to Time, “Many in the LGBT community are lashing out at the NFL today, claiming homophobia. It’s understandable. Gay men have been told for decades they’re not good enough to play football, they’re not welcome in the locker rooms. Some of those messages have even reverberated in 2014. While the Rams’ decision wasn’t based on homophobia, it’s hard not to afford gay men a little foot-stomping at this latest rejection.”

No, it is. Sorry “gay men” and “the LGBT community,” but you don’t get special exemptions. People are people, and what you do with your genitals does not entitle a group whose bumper sticker slogan is “equality.” You don’t get to claim “homophobia” simply because Michael Sam wasn’t picked up by any NFL team.

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U.N. Predicts World Will Descend Into “Climate Hell” By 2050 Unless Global Warming Isn’t Stopped…

OMG! Everyone panic and run around in circles!

The United Nations is warning of floods, storms and searing heat from Arizona to Zambia within four decades, as part of a series of imagined weather forecasts released on Monday for a campaign publicising a UN climate summit.

“Miami South Beach is under water,” one forecaster says in a first edition of “weather reports from the future”, a series set in 2050 and produced by companies including Japan’s NHK, the US Weather Channel and ARD in Germany.

The UN World Meteorological Organization, which invited well-known television presenters to make videos to be issued before the summit on 23 September, said the scenarios were imaginary but realistic for a warming world.

A Zambian forecaster, for instance, describes a severe heatwave and an American presenter says: “The mega-drought in Arizona has claimed another casualty.”

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Parents Of SEAL Team 6 Killed In Combat Write To Obama: Resign Because “You Sir, Are The JV Team”…

Besides the fact these people are obvious racists, why don’t they realize it was George Bush’s fault?

Via Daily Mail:

One couple knows all too well the pain suffered by the parents of James Foley, the American photojournalist executed on camera last month by the Islamic State.

Billy and Karen Vaughn also lost their son Aaron Carson Vaughn in 2011, when the SEAL Team Six soldier’s Chinook helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan.

Now the couple are calling on President Barack Obama to step down, citing his reaction to the Foley video and ‘lack of leadership’ in confronting ISIS.

On Monday, the Vaughns wrote a letter, calling out Mr Obama’s decision to go golfing after holding an important press conference on the Foley video.

As Commander-in-Chief, your actions – or lack thereof – Mr President, cost lives.

‘As you bumble about in your golf cart, slapping on a happy face and fist-pounding your buddies, your cowardly lack of leadership has left a gaping hole — not only in America’s security — but the security of the entire globe.

‘Your message has come across loud and clear, sir: You are not up to this job. You know it. We know it. The world knows it,’ the Vaughns wrote in the letter published on World Tribune.

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IQ-Deprived Lib Geraldo Rivera: The Second Amendment Is “Blind And Stupid”…

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The irony of Geraldo Rivera calling something other than himself “stupid” is mind-numbing.

Geraldo Rivera via Facebook:

Like I always say, the 2nd Amendment, the provision that gives every American the right to keep and bear arms, is blind and stupid. In its relentless pimping for the gun industry, the NRA has unleashed an avalanche of deadly weapons on this gun-crazy country. Just as protects access to weapons for cops and hunters, it also protects access to weapons for domestic abusers, mental patients, jerk-offs on the no-fly list, all-around dim bulbs, and now little children.

As the father of a sweet, smart nine year old daughter myself, the latest example of gross excess is the image of that pony-tailed New Jersey girl accidentally killing her gun range instructor. It is obscene and uncivilized to let a third grader shoot a fully automatic Uzi machine gun. What was she training for, revolution? Invasion? Service in the coming post-apocalyptic social disorder? Stupid, but just another of countless examples of how far into insanity we have let the gun nuts push us.

HT: DCCL