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LIVE AT FIVE: 09.29.14

Posted on | September 29, 2014 | 7 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Hong Kong Democracy Protesters Defy Calls To Disperse

A police van stranded in a sea of protesters

Major pushback against Beijing’s efforts to restrict democracy
Schools, banks closed as HK paralyzed by protests
Riot police pull back as protesters jam the streets
Taiwan’s President voices support for protesters

Indian Media Praise Modi’s “Rocking Speech” In New York
Send India some tourists, Modi tells Indian-Americans
Modi meets Netanyahu, discusses defense ties

Kurds See Turkey As An Obstacle In The Fight Against ISIS
Despite Erdogan’s suggestion that Turks may start taking part in military operations against ISIS



POLITICS
Obama: Intel Agencies Underestimated Rise Of ISIS

“Because nothing is ever *my* fault.”

Also blames intel for overestimating morale, quality of Iraqi army




Lawsuit Could Scramble Kansas Senate Race Again

GOP Says Obama Needs To Recall Congress For Military Force Vote

Ernst, Braley Spar Over Immigration In Iowa Senate Debate

Senator Barrasso (R-WY) Warns Against Lame Duck Holder Replacement



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Drops On Strong Dollar: WTI $92.95, Brent $96.75
Asian Stocks Hit Four-Month Low As Hong Kong Seethes, Dollar Shines
Lenovo Finalizes Purchase Of IBM x86 Server Business
Six Years After AIG Bailout, Trial Asks: Was It Legal?
Economists Slash Q3 Forecast But See Growth Ahead
EU To Accuse Apple Of Illegal Tax Deal With Ireland
Windows 9 Free For Windows 8 Users?
Smuggled iPhones Not Finding Many Takers In China
Say Ello To My Little Friend!
BlackBerry Shows Signs Of Recovery With Smaller Quarterly Loss
Oculus CEO: The Heart Of VR Will Always Be Gaming



SPORTS
J-Zim No-Hits Marlins To Close Out 2014 At Nationals Park

Wilson Ramos and Kevin Frandsen congratulate Jordan Zimmerman

Fifth no-hitter in franchise history, but first for the Nationals


Backup Quarterbacks Taking Center Stage In The NFL

A’s Clinch Wild-Card As Gray Shuts Out Rangers



Smith, Ravens Excel At Panthers’ Expense

Tigers Clinch AL Central With Shutout Of Twins

Kenyan Shatters World Record At Berlin Marathon

Cardinals Clinch NL Central With A Little Help From Reds

Rodgers Throws 4 TDs As Packers Whip Bears 38-17

Houston Falls To Mets, But Altuve Claims Batting Title

Royals Beat White Sox 6-4, Will Face A’s For Wild Card

Jays Fall To O’s 1-0



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
J-Lo, Leah Remini Rear-Ended By Drunk Driver

Lopez and Remini #thebronxcameout

Neither actress hurt; drunk driver sped away but caught by police, charged with DUI, hit & run


Human Rights Lawyer Marries George Clooney

Robin Williams’ Life Celebrated At San Francisco Tribute



Randy Jackson: Take Half My Fortune And Make It Your Own

Eric Church & Wife Expecting Second Baby

LiLo: “It Could Have Been A Disaster – But It Wasn’t”

Unspeakable Armenian And Rapper Husband Dubbed “Fashion Flu”

Adrian Peterson Cleared Of Sexual Assault Charges

“Sopranos” Star Discovers Artwork Worth Millions

Kendra Wilkinson Admits She Ignored Hank Bassett’s Issues

Leaked Nudes Of Rihanna, Gabrielle Union Surface

John Galliano Says He’ll Be Making A Big Comeback



FOREIGNERS
Indo-Israel Ties On The March
Deaths Mount In Japanese Eruption As Volcano Smolders On
Ashraf Ghani Takes Oath As New Afghan President
US-Led Strikes Hit Grain Silos In IS-Held Territory
UKIP On The Rise In Ulster
Five Terrorists Killed in Khyber Valley Blast
Cambodia To Accept Refugees From Australia “On Voluntary Basis”
Radical Burmese Cleric: Buddhism Under Jihad Threat
Car Bomb Kills At Least Fifteen At Rebel Base In Yemen
Spain To Challenge Cataloonies’ Referendum Call
Ukraine Truce Hangs In The Balance



BLOGS & STUFF
American Power: Poll Says Three-Quarters Of Americans Don’t Trust Obama’s “No Ground Troops” Pledge
American Thinker: Un-Common, Not Core
BLACKFIVE: Trailer Talk, Featuring Barack Obama
Conservatives4Palin: Governor Palin Meets Meriam Ibrahim At Values Voter Summit
Don Surber: What They Said When Alberto Gonzales Left
Jammie Wearing Fools: Homeland Security Moving To Tackle Nonexistent Climate Change
Joe For America: Democrat Congressman Calls Benghazi Security Officers Liars
JustOneMinute: Why Not The Best?
Protein Wisdom: Kevin Williamson Tells Lena Dunham “We Really, Truly, Do Not Want To Be Involved In Your Sex Life.”
Shot in The Dark: Trulbert! Part XIII – The Shrieking Of Autumn Leaves
STUMP: Public Pension Watch – New Jersey? They’re Screwed
The Gateway Pundit: Second Oklahoma Muslim Threatens To Behead Co-Worker, Says He Represents ISIS
The Jawa Report: Oklahoma Imam Claims US Muslims Live In Fear of Beheading
The Lonely Conservative: New Medicaid Enrollees Having Trouble Finding Doctors
This Ain’t Hell: Boots On The Ground
Weasel Zippers: DNC’s Donna Brazile Calls For Scrapping Constitution To Save America From Conservatives
Megan McArdle: How The Poor Can Afford To Live In New York


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Comments

  • Adobe_Walls

    So the Turkish Kurds suspect the Turks of supporting Daesh to the detriment of Turkish Kurdish autonomy. Sounds a trifle out there. On the other hand the Turks no doubt learned a lot from the Byzantines who were noted for their skill at playing enemies off against each other. I’m sure the Turks and aren’t that skillful or..um devious.

  • Neo

    Obama says he didn’t realize ISIS was growing for two years because he lacked intelligence

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  • richard mcenroe

    I have to say I like Leah Rimini. Aside from her gifts as an actress, when she showed up at one of our Operationgratitude.com functions she worked the full day on all the scutwork needed to assemble and ship the care packages.

  • richard mcenroe

    That’s not a riot! That’s the Chinese volleybus team practicing for the next Olympics — Josh Ernest

  • Wombat_socho

    I see what you did there.

  • Wombat_socho

    She also gets points in my book for standing up to the “Church” of $cientology, which takes balls of steel in Hollyweird.