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LIVE AT FIVE: 07.30.14

Posted on | July 30, 2014 | 9 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
IDF Smashes Symbols Of Hamas Rule

Al-Aqsa TV & radio station under fire by IDF


Gaza’s sole power plant knocked out
Rockets found at UNRWA school for third time
Hamas: No cease-fire without lifting of blockade
Al-Aqsa TV, radio station destroyed by IDF strikes



Top Doctor Dies From Ebola After Treating Dozens
Scientists Struggle To Make Ebola Vaccines, Treatments

Fighting Cuts Off Access To Ukraine Crash Site
US: No evidence Russia trying to help end fighting in Ukraine



POLITICS
Rare Blue Falcon Spotted Outside St. Paul, MN Courthouse

Pretty much says it all.

Jesse Ventura awarded $1.8 million in “American Sniper” defamation case


E-Mails Show White House Adviser Intervened On Obamacare Bailout After Industry Appeals


Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Mississippi Anti-Abortion Law

“Crush” Bombshell Rocks Opening Of McDonnell Corruption Trial

Senate Bill Would End NSA Phone Records Collection

Senate Passes Highway Funding Bill, Returns It To House With Changes

Immigration Rage Festers On All Sides



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Eases As Traders Await US Stockpile Reports: WTI $100.91, Brent $107.38
NLRB Ties McDonald’s To Labor Complaints Against Franchisees
Federal Reserves Expected To Make Sixth Reduction In Bond Purchases At This Week’s Auction
Twitter Assuages Growth Concerns, Stock Rises 35%
Wall Street Wavers Ahead Of Economic Data
Dollar Bulls In Charge Ahead Of GDP, Fed Tests
BlackBerry Focuses On Security For The Enterprise
OKCupid Experiments May Violate FTC Deceptive Practices Rule
FCC Chairman Tells Time Warner Cable: Bring Back The Dodgers
Netflix Agrees To Pay AT&T To Ensure Smoother Downloads
Microsoft’s WinPhone Dilemma: Sell Cheap Phones Or Great Cameras?



SPORTS
Vin Scully To Return For 66th Season With Dodgers In 2015

Scully throws the ceremonial first pitch to Sandy Koufax on April 4

Longest tenure of any broadcaster with one team in sports history

Denny Hamlin & Team Hit With Major Penalties – Which Will Have Minor Impact

Manny Machado Wins It For O’s In 12th With Sayonara Homer

Qualls Blows Save, Game In 9th As Astros Fall To A’s 7-4

Royals Offense Goes Limp, Twins Win 2-1

Hamels Strong As Phillies Blank Mets 6-0

Liriano Wins Again As Bucs Top Giants 3-1

M’s Offense Delivers, Tribe Falls 5-2

Pale Hose Hammer Tigers With Seven-Run 7th

Alvarez Outduels Strasburg As Fish Blank Nats 3-0



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Martha Stewart: Blake Lively’s Decision To Become Lifestyle Guru “Stupid”

“Isn’t that…what friends are for?
(That’s what friends are for!)”
Martha & Blake acting all chummy in NYC

“Why would you want to be me if you could be an actress?”


Maksim Chmerkovskiy Hanging Up His Dancing Shoes


Sarah Drew Expecting Second Child


J.R. Ramirez To Play Wildcat On “Arrow” Season 3


James Garner’s Cause Of Death – Massive Heart Attack

Bryan Singer’s Accuser Dropped By Lawyer Amid Reports Of $100K Settlement

Beverly Hills Cops School Condo Residents On Bieber Trouble

Zoe Saldana Poses Nude For Women’s Health UK Before Pregnancy News

“Revenge” Casts “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Siren In Recurring Season 4 Role

Legendary Studios Wants Joe Cornish For “Skull Island”

Sherri Shepherd Straps In For “Ride Along 2” After Exit From “The View”

Audrina Patridge, Corey Bohan Split After Five Years

Lady Gaga Belts Out Impromptu Performance After Bennett Show

Orlando Bloom Takes Swing At Bieber In Ibiza



FOREIGNERS
As Sanctions Pile Up, Russians’ Alarm Grows Over Putin Tactics
Red China’s Big Bust Shocks The Nation
After Iraq, Indian Nurses Stuck In Libya Pose Fresh Worry For Modi Government
Clashes In Sinkiang Leave Dozens Dead
In Rare Move, Canada Accuses Chinese Of Trying To Hack Government Site
Genocide Trial Begins For Aging Khmer Rouge Leaders
Turkish Court Arrests 11 More Police in Wiretap Probe
Cameron Unveils Benefit Curbs For EU Migrants Coming To UK
Rural Votes, Old Traumas Drive India’s WTO Brinksmanship
Iraq Lays Claim To Tanker Of Kurdish Oil In Texas Court



BLOGS & STUFF
Doug Powers: Obama’s Economic Patriotism Means We Rise Or Fall Together…Probably Mostly Fall
Twitchy: “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell’s Facebook Page Mocks Ventura
American Power: Illegal Aliens From Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka Caught Entering Texas From New Mexico
American Thinker: Government Is Destroying Our Standard Of Living
BLACKFIVE: Don’t Take The Widow’s Money, Jesse
Conservatives4Palin: Laura Ingraham, Tea Party Giant Killer, Eyes Her Next Scalp
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, July 29
Jammie Wearing Fool: Democrats Can’t Stop Talking About Impeaching President Obama
Joe For America: Islamic Purging Of Christianity
JustOneMinute: Financing Al Qaeda
Protein Wisdom: More 2008 Flashbacks – What Obama Is And What The Future Holds
Shot In The Dark: Pick Your Poison
STUMP: Public Pensions Watch – Tell The Actuaries What You Want To Know
The Gateway Pundit: Nancy Pelosi – “Qataris Have Told Me Hamas Is A Humanitarian Organization”
The Jawa Report: Ramadan Bombathon 2014 Scorecard
The Lonely Conservative: Some Opponents Of EPA’s Clean Power Plan Barred From Testifying
This Ain’t Hell: Ventura Wins $1.8 Million From Kyle’s Widow
Weasel Zippers: Hamas Using Bunker Beneath Gaza’s Largest Hospital As Main Command Center
Megan McArdle: Self-Control Makes For Savvy Saving


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Comments

  • Quartermaster

    Ventura was not a SEAL, he was UDT. There is no shame in that in the least. The bar was just as high for UDT as it was for the SEALs. There were many who went through BUD-R rather than BUD-S who ended up in SEAL teams, and vice versa. I don’t expect CBS to understand the nuances, however.

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  • http://youtu.be/ZGPHeP32hLU CrustyB

    I know the real issue here is that Jesse sued a war widow and that his reputation will suffer more as the guy who sued the widow of a war hero than anything Chris Kyle said. But who is actually right about the account of Jesse saying the things he’s accused of and Kyle’s punch to his face? Jesse says one thing, Kyle says another. How did the jury know who was telling the truth?

  • Wombat_socho

    Agreed. I honor the man for his service, but pretty much everything he’s done since stepping down as Governor of Minnesota makes me want to throat-punch him.

  • Wombat_socho

    There appear to be plenty of witnesses who corroborated Kyle’s version of events, as RSM mentions in his post, supra.

  • http://youtu.be/ZGPHeP32hLU CrustyB

    Then how did the jury find in Ventura’s favor? If the witnesses’ testimony prove it happened, they find in Kyle’s favor. If the jury decides witnesses are not proof then they’re back to he said/she said and they acquit, again in Kyle’s favor. I’m not understanding the verdict under the circumstances.

  • Quartermaster

    I know what you mean. I’d choose staking him out on a mound of fire ants and setting up a video camera to record the fun, but that’s just me.

    Bet I’d make a mint off the DVDs though.

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