Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday Links

Here are a few things in the news out there:

From ABC News, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (R) has announced plans for cuts to the military that could shrink it down to the size it was before World War II.

From the New York Post, comedian Harold Ramis, who appeared in Stripes and Ghost Busters, has died at age 69 from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease.

From Fox News, Samuel Sheinbein, who was convicted in Israel after committing murder in the United States, has been killed by Israeli special forces after stealing a gun and shooting three guards.

From Politico, in the Texas governor's race, Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) has widened his lead in the polls over state Senator Wendy Davis (D).

From Prophecy News Watch, some Egyptian hieroglyphs are stirring debate over the Biblical Nephilim.

From The Hill, congressman John Dingell (D-Mich), who took office in 1955, has decided to retire.

From Canada Free Press, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has decided to open talks with the opposition.

From Reuters, the bodies of seven Egyptian Christians have been found on a Libyan beach with gunshot wounds in their heads.

From Breitbart's Big Peace, the Ukraine Gun Owners Association wants their Constitution to contain an equivalent of the American Second Amendment.

From Before It's News, a graphic illustration showing how consolidated the media have become.

From Yahoo Sports, New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis admits to concealing an injury.

From BBC News, the firing of British talk show host Piers Morgan results in "transatlantic schadenfreude", to which yours truly proudly pleads guilty.  According to Twitchy, he also seems to be having some technical difficulties with his Twitter account.

From American Thinker, the New York Times publishes a cartoon on how to deal with global warming "deniers".

And from PCWorld, the vice president of the European Commission thinks that the next generation of smart phones could cure youth unemployment.

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