<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-cockburn/war-on-terror-failed_b_5697475.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Why Washington&rsquo;s War on Terror Failed</a>

Why Washington&rsquo;s War on Terror Failed

The Underrated Saudi Connection

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com

[This essay is excerpted from the first chapter of Patrick Cockburn's new book, The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising, with special thanks to his publisher, OR Books. The first section is a new introduction written for TomDispatch.]

There are extraordinary elements in the present U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria that are attracting surprisingly little attention. In Iraq, the U.S. is carrying out air strikes and sending in advisers and trainers to help beat back the advance of the Islamic …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/daily-meditation_n_5697474.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Daily Meditation: Champions</a>

Daily Meditation: Champions

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today’s meditation features a powerful TED talk by the late educator Rita Pierson. Her talk, “Every Kid Needs A Champion,” is a call on educators to strive to connect with their students and inspire a generation that is passionate about learning.

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/bofa-settlement_n_5697470.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Bank Of America Agrees To Pay $16.65 Billion To Settle Mortgage Charges</a>

Bank Of America Agrees To Pay $16.65 Billion To Settle Mortgage Charges

Aug 21 (Reuters) – Bank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities.

The settlement announced on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice calls for the second-largest U.S. bank to pay a $9.65 billion cash penalty, and provide about $7 billion of relief to struggling borrowers.

It is expected to resolve the vast majority of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank’s remaining liabilities tied to its purchases of Countrywide Financial Corp, once the nation’s largest mortgage lender and Merrill Lynch & Co.<br …read more

Source: Business

  

<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/lgbt-customer-service-cases-_n_5695940.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">LGBT Customers Sound Off On Their Experiences With Anti-Gay Discrimination At Restaurants, Businesses</a>

LGBT Customers Sound Off On Their Experiences With Anti-Gay Discrimination At Restaurants, Businesses

In 2012, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy sparked a media firestorm after arguing in defense of his fast food chain’s support of “the biblical definition of the family unit.”

Since then, other businesses have made national headlines after taking public stances against same-sex marriage and other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) causes. Earlier this month, the owner of a bakery in Pennsylvania cited her religious beliefs as her incentive for rejecting a lesbian couple’s request for a commitment ceremony cake, just days after a bridal salon (which also happens to be located in …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/free-famous-fonts_n_5683268.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">26 Famous (And Free) Fonts You'll Want To Start Using Immediately</a>

26 Famous (And Free) Fonts You'll Want To Start Using Immediately

The (free!) typefaces below may not have a place in many graphic designers’ playbooks — see this list for some of those — but that doesn’t erase their novelty factor for us.

To install a new font on any Mac with OS X 10.3 or above, simply double-click the file once it’s finished downloading and click “install.” You may also place the file into the folder “Users/[Your Name]/Library/Fonts.”

Windows computer users will have to extract the font files beforehand by double-clicking the .zip file to expand it. With version 8, 7 or Vista installed, …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/free-famous-fonts_n_5683268.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">26 Famous (And Free) Fonts You'll Want To Start Using Immediately</a>

26 Famous (And Free) Fonts You'll Want To Start Using Immediately

The (free!) typefaces below may not have a place in many graphic designers’ playbooks — see this list for some of those — but that doesn’t erase their novelty factor for us.

To install a new font on any Mac with OS X 10.3 or above, simply double-click the file once it’s finished downloading and click “install.” You may also place the file into the folder “Users/[Your Name]/Library/Fonts.”

Windows computer users will have to extract the font files beforehand by double-clicking the .zip file to expand it. With version 8, 7 or Vista installed, …read more

Source: Business

  

<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/steelers-running-backs-arrested-marijuana_n_5697457.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Pair Of Steelers Running Backs Arrested, Set To Face Marijuana Charges</a>

Pair Of Steelers Running Backs Arrested, Set To Face Marijuana Charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.

Ross Township detective Brian Kohlhepp said traffic officer Sean Stafiej pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell around 1:30 p.m. after Stafiej, who was on a motorcycle, noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Stafiej found a 20 gram bag of marijuana inside the car. …read more

Source: Sports

  

<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/steelers-running-backs-arrested-marijuana_n_5697457.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Pair Of Steelers Running Backs Arrested, Set To Face Marijuana Charges</a>

Pair Of Steelers Running Backs Arrested, Set To Face Marijuana Charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.

Ross Township detective Brian Kohlhepp said traffic officer Sean Stafiej pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell around 1:30 p.m. after Stafiej, who was on a motorcycle, noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Stafiej found a 20 gram bag of marijuana inside the car. …read more

Source: Sports

  

<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/lucid-dream-savvy-study_n_5697425.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Those Who Know They're Dreaming Are Savvier When Awake</a>

Those Who Know They're Dreaming Are Savvier When Awake

It’s probably fair to assume that at this moment, you are, in fact, awake. You’re reading; you’re scrolling; sometime in the not-too-distant past, you somehow made your way to The Atlantic’s website. All waking activities.

But let’s say, hypothetically, that as you’re reading this, the floor and everything else beneath you dissolve, leaving your body floating where your chair had been seconds before. No one around you seems to think this is odd; they’re all floating, too. …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/lucid-dream-savvy-study_n_5697425.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Those Who Know They're Dreaming Are Savvier When Awake</a>

Those Who Know They're Dreaming Are Savvier When Awake

It’s probably fair to assume that at this moment, you are, in fact, awake. You’re reading; you’re scrolling; sometime in the not-too-distant past, you somehow made your way to The Atlantic’s website. All waking activities.

But let’s say, hypothetically, that as you’re reading this, the floor and everything else beneath you dissolve, leaving your body floating where your chair had been seconds before. No one around you seems to think this is odd; they’re all floating, too. …read more

Source: World News

  

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