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LIVE AT FIVE: 09.23.13

Posted on | September 23, 2013 | 19 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Gunfire At Besieged Kenyan Mall; Jihadis Threaten Hostages

A Nigerian policeman secures the road past Westgate Mall in Nairobi

Nigerian Army Colonel Cyrus Oguna: “We will not negotiate with terrorists.”
Final Assault Beginning

Angela Merkel Celebrates Big Win In Germany
CDU/CSU bloc takes 41% of Bundestag, FDP falls out with less than 5%
Biggest victory since Kohl’s reunification vote

Obama’s “Independent” NSA Review Panel Actually Working Closely With DNI Clapper

This woman is on Verizon’s “Share Everything (With the NSA)” plan, thanks to the FISA Court, which convenes in the courthouse behind her.

Meets in offices on loan from DNI. Coordinates interviews and press statements through DNI press office. Exempted from pubic meeting requirements by DNI.

Bid To Avert Government Shutdown Moves To Senate

No Appetite For Gun Control In Washington

Sikh Professor Attacked By Harlem Teens

Lawyers Debate Death Penalty For Boston Marathon Bomber

Georgians Hate Obamacare, Love Key Provisions

Pelosi Accuses GOP Of Using “Legislative Arson”

Ron Paul: “We Probably Can’t Get Rid Of Obamacare”

Congress Looking Into VA Bonuses Amid Agency Problems

Crude Oil Mixed In Asian Trade, WTI Continues To Fall: NYMEX $104.71, Brent $109.23
Asian Shares Flat Despite PRC Data, More Fed Talk Ahead
Demand Grows For Northeast Shiitake Mushrooms
US Stock Futures Trade With Slight Gains
Allegiant Airlines Flights Resume After Jet Slide Problems Force Grounding
US Unemployment Applications Rise To 309K
BlackBerry Returns To Corporate Roots To Avoid Oblivion
LinkedIn Customers Allege Company Hacked Their E-Mail Addresses
A7 Processor Used In iPhone 5S Made By Apple’s Arch-Rival Samsung
Microsoft’s Surface Tablet: A $900M Makeover?
Valve Countdown Teases Three Upcoming Announcements

Braves Clinch First NL East Title In 8 Years

Jason Heyward returns from the DL, just in time for the playoffs

Beat Cubs 5-2 as Nats fall to Fish

A’s Clinch AL West In 11-7 Slugfest With Twins

Reds Rout Pirates 11-3, Tie For Wildcard Lead

Phillies Name Ryne Sandberg Permanent Manager, Sign Him To 3-Year Deal

Cardinals Clinch Playoff Berth But Lose To Brewers 6-4

Indians Scalp Astros 9-2 For Another 4-Game Sweep

Rays Beat O’s 3-1 To Maintain Wildcard Lead

Maxwell’s 10th Inning Slam Lifts Royals Over Rangers

Tigers Fail To Clinch, Fall To White Sox 6-3

Nationals Close Home Slate With Win, Split DH With Marlins; Five Games Back In Wildcard With Six To Play

Emmy Awards 2013: And The Winners Are…

Writer/producer Vine Gilligan accepts the award for “Breaking Bad”

The full list of nominees and winners

Klugman’s Son Rips TV Academy Over Failure To Include Tribute: “It Was A Self-Induced Tragedy”

Putting “Girls” To Shame

The Deschanel Sisters: The Eyes Have It

Jackman & Gyllenhaaal’s “Prisoners” Wins Weekend Box Office With $21.4 Million

Miley Cyrus Breaks Down On Stage In Vegas

Andy Samberg Weds Joanna Newsom

Transgender Teen Crowned Homecoming Queen At O.C. High School

Jon Gosselin Warns Off Paparazzo With Gunfire

Death Toll From Pakistan Church Bombing Hits 81, Christians Protest Attack
Snake On A Plane Cancels Qantas Flight To Paris
Three Venezuelan Soldiers Busted For Smuggling 1.4 Tons Of Cocaine To France
Typhoon Usagi Wreaks Havoc On Hong Kong, Southern China
Kremlin Denies Rumors Of Putin Remarriage
Palestinian FM: Murder Of IDF Soldier No Reason To Stop Peace Talks
Two Muslims Charged After UK Terror Arrest
Former CCP Boss Bo Xilai Sentenced To Life In Prison
Russia Rejects US/EU Plan To Enforce Syria Resolution

Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Hot Cosplay Chicks And A Quick Primer On Base & Superstructure Marxism
American Power: No Surrender – Sarah Palin Slams Cannibalistic RINOS On #DefundObamaCare
American Thinker: What The Secular Media Doesn’t Know About Pope Francis
The Necropolitan Sentinel: Obamacare Watch – YOINK!
Don Surber: Weekend Scoreboard
Jammie Wearing Fools: Stunner! Shootings Up 10% In NYC After Liberal Hack Judge Ruled Stop & Frisk Unconstitutional
Pat Dollard: McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts To Gun Owners – Hey, We Respect Gun Laws
Protein Wisdom: Dad Doesn’t Follow Potemkin Village Q&A Charade…
Shot In The Dark: Open Letter To The MinnPost Editorial Team
The Jawa Report: Impotent Rage
The Lonely Conservative: While IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups, CAIR Got Away With A Lot Of Shady Funding
Megan McArdle: US Workers Pay A High Price For Free Trade


19 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 09.23.13”

  1. MrEvilMatt
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    LIVE AT FIVE: 09.23.13: – compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Gunfire At Besieged Kenyan Mall; Jihadis Threaten …

  2. CHideout
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    LIVE AT FIVE: 09.23.13: – compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Gunfire At Besieged Kenyan Mall; Jihadis Threaten …

  3. Citzcom
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    LIVE AT FIVE: 09.23.13: – compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Gunfire At Besieged Kenyan Mall; Jihadis Threaten …

  4. jwbrown1969
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    LIVE AT FIVE: 09.23.13: – compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Gunfire At Besieged Kenyan Mall; Jihadis Threaten …

  5. Lockestep1776
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    LIVE AT FIVE: 09.23.13: – compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Gunfire At Besieged Kenyan Mall; Jihadis Threaten …

  6. Alessandra
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 5:36 am

    Related to the news on Merkel, I have always wondered if it makes much of practical difference to have a proportional representation system of government when we think of the lives of ordinary citizens.

  7. rsmccain
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 5:51 am

    LIVE AT FIVE Your Essential Daily Headlines by @wombat_socho

  8. Quartermaster
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 6:40 am

    Wombat, when I came to the site this morning, my antivirus software intercepted some bad stuff. This is the message I got,


    I’ve never gotten this from TOM before.

  9. BobBelvedere
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    RT @rsmccain: LIVE AT FIVE Your Essential Daily Headlines by @wombat_socho

  10. Wombat_socho
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    Hm. All I have in here is the usual Amazon ad. I don’t know what to tell you.

  11. Wombat_socho
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    I understand the arguments in favor of PR but I don’t agree with any of them.

  12. richard mcenroe
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    Nigerian army colonel?

  13. richard mcenroe
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    My AV software didn’t complain.

  14. richard mcenroe
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    News: Chris Wallace of Fox News says he was provided with “opposition research” on Ted Cruz by the GOP before his recent Cruz interview.

    Obama they won’t fight but Ted Cruz is the hill to die on for the GOP…

  15. Alessandra
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    In your opinion, are there any significant changes affecting the lives of the general public? What do you think changes the most from one system to the other?

  16. Alessandra
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    I don’t know if you’ve linked to this already…

    Matthew Shepard not murdered for being gay, new book claims

    Read more:

  17. Quartermaster
    September 23rd, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    It had to come from one of the ads. I didn’t mention as a complaint. Just a FYI thing so others can watch and see what happens.

    I looked over the page to see if I could see which ad may have caused the ding, but couldn’t find anything. Given what’s been happening, I wanted to let someone know what happened.

  18. Wombat_socho
    September 24th, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    I think PR leads to a splintering of the electorate and an increase in the power of marginal/extremist parties, to say nothing of unstable coalition governments. This increases the power of the bureaucracy and alienates the average citizen from politics even as it empowers politicians loyal to the party instead of to particular voters.

  19. Wombat_socho
    September 24th, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    As opposed to Israeli officers and retired Brit officers, also on the scene.