The ALS Association has raised over $100 million in donations from the so-called "ice bucket challenge." Donors intended to give money to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease. Nonetheless, ALS spends more on marketing campaigns than for research activities. Additionally, a team of senior executives earn six-figure incomes.
NewsMax reports that, "The "ice bucket challenge" to raise support for ALS research has gone viral in recent weeks, drawing celebrities, everyday people and even cartoon character . But critics are now saying only a fraction of the money raised is actually going toward research. The ALS Association was founded in 1985 to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as "Lou Gehrig’s Disease." So far, almost $100 million has been raised through the ice bucket challenge."
Nobel Economics prize winner Paul Krugman claims that the French economic recession model is the correct method to lead the global economy.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "How does France fit into this picture? News reports consistently portray the French economy as a dysfunctional mess, crippled by high taxes and government regulation. So it comes as something of a shock when you look at the actual numbers, which don't match that story at all. France hasn't done well since 2008 - in particular, it has lagged Germany - but its overall GDP growth has been much better than the European average, beating not only the troubled economies of southern Europe but creditor nations like the Netherlands. French job performance isn't bad. In fact, prime-aged adults are more likely to be employed in France than in the United States."
President Barry Obama is calling Militant Muslims in the Middle East nothing more than Junior Varsity-league Islamists, but those jihadists have already seized control of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago."
President Barry Obama may not have a "strategy" to deal with the emerging threat from the Islamist jihad group, the Islamic State of Syria and Levant (ISIS), but that's fine with the mainstream media. NBC News focused its attention on Obama's fashion wardrobe at a White House press conference yesterday.
NBC News reports that, "President Barack Obama held a press conference Thursday where he , such as U.S. strategy for dealing with ISIS and growing tensions in Ukraine. But it was the president's outfit — not his words — that captured the attention of many viewers."
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is fighting Islamist jihadist group, the Islamic State of Syria and Levant (ISIS). Meanwhile French President Francois Hollande pledges to continue fighting Assad.
According to NewsMax, "French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should receive more Western support, but he ruled out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an ally against the jihadists. Syrian rebel forces have been fighting Assad for more than three years with political backing from the West in a war that has cost 190,000 lives. But hardline Islamist groups have increasingly dominated the anti-Assad struggle, posing a dilemma for Western countries."
The Veteran Affairs' administration (VA) terminated Sean Higgins contract for an alleged "racial statement." He is African-American and once joked that the VA only fixes air condioners in the offices when white people complain.
The Daily Caller reports that, "Higgins was employed by the Memphis VA Medical Center until recently, and Williams continues to be employed by the facility."
Voters seeking to abolish American prosperity, otherwise known as Democrats, plan to demonstrate against economic growth at a Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Tx.) Summit to be held in Dallas on Friday morning.
According to a Prosperity-Alarmist press release, "Area retirees with the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans (TARA) will be outside the Dallas Omni Hotel protesting the Americans For Prosperity “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Dallas on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM. TARA members will be joined by members of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP)."
The winner of the 'Dumb Thug of the Day' award appears to be Reggie Stewart of Houston. He posted a YouTube video of taking the ice bucket challenge and dousing ice water on his granddaughter. Now Texas child custody officials are investigating the matter.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The trend that’s sweeping the globe for a good cause has reportedly gotten a Houston-area family in trouble. A man identified as Reggie Stewart, of Houston, posted an ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ video to his Facebook page. In the video, which has gone viral, he douses himself, and a baby in front of him, with the iced water."
North Korea is rapidly developing a fleet of nuclear submarines that can strike Guam, Hawaii and Alaska.
The Chosun Ilbo reports that, "A rightwing U.S. webzine on Tuesday claimed North Korea is developing a submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles. "A missile launch tube on a North Korean submarine was observed recently by U.S. intelligence agencies and is raising new concerns about the missile and nuclear threat from the communist regime in Pyongyang," the Washington Free Beacon claimed."
New Delhi and Tokyo have signed off on a major rare earths deal.
According to Channel NewAsia, "Tokyo and New Delhi will next week sign an agreement that will see around 2,000 tonnes of rare earths imported from India, a report said Thursday (Aug 28), as Japan looks to diversify supply away from China. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are expected to agree on the deal at their summit in Tokyo on Monday, the Nikkei newspaper reported."