Homeland Security believes that jihadist "terror cells" are operating in Fargo, North Dakota and has given local police officers an $8 million grant to search for them.
According to NewsMax, "Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who has been openly critical of the militarization of local police forces by the federal government that has come to light during the tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, wants to know why Homeland Security has spent $8 million in Fargo, North Dakota to fight terrorism."
ObamaCare regulations could mean lower or no tax refunds for U.S. citizens.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President 's law, it's not too early."
BEIJING: Joshua Campbell is considered to be one of the leading public relations gurus and trainers based in China. Nevertheless, he attempted to promote Oreo cookies on Linkedin, a social media public forum, but instead engaged in a "Blame Bush for ISIS, an Islamist jihad organization," rant. He is a former employee of the P.R. firm, Burston-Marstettler, which has a contract with Oreos. His Linkedin profile states that he is currently a "director" for Ketchum, a public relations and marketing firm.
A Linkedin deleted posting, but sent by email to the Dallas Blog, quotes Campbell as saying that, "I have not and do not work on Oreos, but it's a smart campaign. Your decision to write about ISIS in the LinkedIn forum because of oil prices is a tired argument linked to George W. Bush many moons ago. There is nothing new or insightful there. But you keep on doing what you do."
Montana Democrats have nominated State Rep. Amanda Curtis to run for Senate. What are her qualifications? She's an anarchist punk seeking to launch a violent revolution if she fails to win at the ballot box.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that, "Montana Democrats are banking on a long-shot liberal Senate candidate to replace the disgraced John Walsh, but their choice might be too radical even for the party."
Former Vice President Al Gore has hired a team of climate change scientists to uncover why global temperatures have been dropping in recent years. They claim that global cooling is caused by global warming, because allegedly warmer oceans boost more frigid air temperatures.
According to Xinhua News, "Researchers from the United States and China on Thursday explained why the rapid global warming in the late 20th century has been slowing down over the last 15 years."
New Zealand's wine industry has enjoyed remarkable prosperity this year with a bumper harvest of grapes.
Xinihua News reports that, "Exports of New Zealand wines hit a new record in the year to the end of June, as wineries saw a bumper grape harvest, the New Zealand Winegrowers industry group announced Thursday. Both export volumes and values rose by 10 percent, with overseas sales reaping a record 1.33 billion NZ dollars (1.11 billion U.S. dollars), according to the group's annual report."
Nigerian Islamists Boko Haram have seized control of a police academy in northern Nigeria.
According to the BBC News, "Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, a witness in Borno state has told the BBC. Shots were heard after the militants arrived in three armoured vehicles and on dozens of motorcycles, he said."
Secretary of State John Kerry has declared war on the ice bucket challenge by banning such practices in the US State Department, claiming that diplomats engaging in these activities are committing "ethics violations."
The Daily Caller reports that, "In a move forwarded by State Department lawyers, U.S. diplomats are now prohibited from taking part in the ice bucket challenge to avoid ethics violations, Politico ."
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, a Democrat, has become a public menace when driving his car. Additionally, he's been implicated in numerous traffic accidents and has engaged in bullying behavior when confronting his alleged victims, by asking them, "do you know who I am?" immediately after a crash occurs.
The Dallas Morning News reports that, "The driver who was rear-ended last year by Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins may have blacked out briefly because of the impact of the crash, the man’s lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Jim Jinks said his client was driving the speed limit north on the Dallas North Tollway the morning of Feb. 5, 2013, when the district attorney hit his car from behind."