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  • Mitt Romney, facing money challenges, aggressively seeks donations

    02/29/2012 8:39:09 PM PST · by writer33 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/29/12 | Philip Rucker and Dan Eggen
    BEXLEY, Ohio — Mitt Romney, eager to capi­tal­ize on his primary-election victories this week, is aggressively pushing for new donations to offset his presidential campaign’s heavy spending and is erecting battle stations in upcoming Super Tuesday states. Amid a nominating season that has seen little momentum from race to race, Romney is now trying to build some. His advisers argue that he is finally gaining a meaningful lead, and other Republicans say his triumphs in Michigan and Arizona on Tuesday should quell talk of a late-entering candidate in the race. Obama campaign accuses Koch brothers-funded conservative group Americans for Prosperity...
  • Bill Gates:Obama Told Me Energy Consumption Tax Makes Sense (Video)

    02/29/2012 8:37:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 29, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasay
    Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates said that President Barack Obama told him he supports a two percent national energy consumption tax, though the president said it likely could not be implemented because of gridlock in Congress. “We certainly need a price on carbon,” Gates said at the Energy Innovation Summit in Washington on Tuesday. (RELATED: Full coverage of the energy world) “What’s key is the carbon tax in the 20-to-50 year period, and can politicians do something today that would make it crystal clear to a risk-taker that there’s going to be a substantial carbon tax during the relevant...
  • Venezuela's Chavez in “Good Physical Condition” After Operation

    02/29/2012 8:36:27 PM PST · by Rabin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Latin American Herald Tribune ^ | February 29,2012 | Staff
    This is the first official report on the leftist president’s health since he arrived in Havana last Friday. Vice President Elias Jaua, “The complete extraction of the diagnosed pelvic lesion was performed, along with the removal of (putrid) tissue surrounding the lesion. There were no (unexpected) complications Jaua’s report on came hours after Spanish dailies Publico and El Pais published a document from a U.S. private intelligence firm asserting that the Venezuelan president is mortally ill. “The Russian team blamed the Cubans for an improper surgery the first time in trying to remove the tumor” and said Cuba lacks the...
  • HBO Defends ‘Game Change’… Again; And Here’s What HBO Is Afraid To Tell You

    02/29/2012 8:36:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | February 29, 2012 | John Nolte
    Before we get to HBO’s latest lame defense, here’s what the network (and Politico) won’t tell you… Below are the names of eight people who have gone on the record to declare the book “Game Change” a falsehood, and what they’ve seen of the film (HBO refuses to screen it for them — but never mentions that in the statement) is just as false: 1. Governor Palin, who detailed life on the campaign trail in her autobiography “Going Rogue.” (In an obvious attempt at a publicity stunt, HBO did offer to screen the film for the Governor but, for some...
  • Rick Santorum is toast.

    02/29/2012 8:21:46 PM PST · by techno · 173 replies · 7+ views
    February 29, 2012 | techno
    10 reasons he is toast: 1)He now is showing a major gender gap in his female voting whereas 2-3 weeks ago in polls it was negligible. Santorum lost Catholic women in Michigan to Romney by about 15-20 points. 2)Newt Gingrich will rise again to cancel Santorum out making each other non-viable. Major conservative vote splitting will occur again allowing Romney to come up the middle. 3)My prediction (other than Washington)is that Santorum doesn't win another contest in this primary season. 4)Romney has all the momentum and too much of an advantage in money and organization and will have the nomination...
  • Genetically Engineered Bacteria Could Help Fight Climate Change (barf alert!)

    02/29/2012 8:17:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 26 February 2012 | Kim Krieger
    Enlarge Image Crystalline. Calcium carbonate forming in sterile solutions tends to be amorphous and black (left), but the presence of bacteria coaxes it to form calcite crystals. Credit: Jenny Cappuccio/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory As humans warm the planet by releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, some researchers believe that capturing CO2 and trapping it in buried rocks could lower the risk of catastrophic climate change. Now a team of researchers has shown that bacteria can help the process along. They can even be genetically modified to trap CO2 faster, keeping it underground for millions of years. When CO2 is...
  • Gingrich Leads Georgia In New Poll, Santorum Gaining

    02/29/2012 8:17:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 5+ views
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | February 28, 2012 | Carla Caldwell
    Gingrich Leads Georgia In New Poll, Santorum Gaining Atlanta Business Chronicle by Carla Caldwell February 28, 2012 With exactly a week left to go before the Georgia Primary, Newt Gingrich is poised to beat both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney in the state, according to a WXIA-TV poll conducted by Survey USA . The poll shows Gingrich at 39 percent, Santorum at 24 percent, and Romney in third place at 23 percent, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA. Ron Paul is in fourth place with 9 percentage points. Compared to a WXIA poll just three weeks ago, Gingrich is...
  • Springfield Armory Happiness (Vanity)

    02/29/2012 8:15:40 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 18 replies
    little ol' me
    I want to go on record giving kudos to SA's custom shop.
  • #Occupy Idiot Catches on Fire – Suffers Second Degree Burns When He Torches Historic Colorado Landma

    02/29/2012 8:14:51 PM PST · by Baynative · 69 replies · 5+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/29/12 | Jim Hoft
    Now this… Kyle Lawrence, a Colorado Springs Occupier, remains in a Denver Hospital burn unit with second degree burns that he received when he was caught on fire during the arson that leveled the Historic Green Mountain Falls Town Hall.
  • ONE ON ONE: Gingrich tells Channel 3 Tennessee is important state (News Video at Link)

    02/29/2012 8:06:17 PM PST · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    wrcb ^ | Updated: Feb 29, 2012 10:52 AM MST | y Rich Sobolewski
    CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - While much of the political world focused on Tuesday's Michigan Republican presidential primary, Newt Gingrich focused his events on the Tennessee Valley today. He also took time for a one-on-one interview with Channel 3. The campaign is currently in North Georgia, where Gingrich will address supporters at public rally at the Convention Center. Hundreds have gathered at the Convention Center for an opportunity to listen to the former Speaker. "Your help making sure we carry Georgia really, really matters," Gingrich tells his supporters in Dalton. He noted that Georgia has the most delegate votes of any state...
  • "Act of Valor" Isn't About Acting, It's About Valor

    02/29/2012 8:02:51 PM PST · by stolinsky · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03-01-12 | stolinsky
      “Act of Valor” Isn’t About Acting, It’s About Valor David C. Stolinsky Mar. 1, 2012 The film “Act of Valor” opened on Feb. 24. The film is a sort of docudrama. Most of the persons in it are not actors but active-duty SEALs. The film shows episodes that are based on actual SEAL operations, using actual SEAL equipment and tactics. Obviously, I didn’t go to such an unusual − in fact, unique − movie expecting to see polished actors reciting unrealistic dialog written by screenwriters who never heard a shot fired in anger, or fired at all. I...
  • Obama slashes soldiers' beneifts to payback Healthcare Industry Donors

    02/29/2012 8:01:34 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 02/29/2012 | Kerry Patton
    The Tea Party hit its stride in the summer of 2009 when concerned citizens showed up to town halls across the United States to protest the healthcare takeover law being considered in Congress. The people rightly felt that the bill’s labyrinthine and onerous regulations were corrupt and designed to increase the power of the government, line the pockets of shortsighted insurance companies, and squeeze as much blood from the country’s taxpayer turnip as possible. --------------- President Obama’s new medical proposal seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget and $12.9 billion by 2017,...
  • Snopes

    02/29/2012 8:01:15 PM PST · by TexasSecede79366 · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Hit Snopes and ask them if they're funded by a Soros entity. They go nuts denying it.
  • Prostitution Attractive Option for Medical Students with Debt (In the UK)

    02/29/2012 8:00:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Live Science ^ | 02/29/2012
    An increasing portion of students in the United Kingdom looking for a way to pay for their tuition are turning to prostitution, according to a new paper by a British medical student. The problem may be particularly acute among medical students, who generally go to school longer, accrue more debt and have less time for paid employment, according to the paper by Jodi Dixon, who is studying at the University of Birmingham. Dixon pointed to a study of about 300 British university students, in which 10 percent reported knowing a student who had worked as a prostitute or escort in...
  • We’re Still Worrying About EMPs

    02/29/2012 7:54:36 PM PST · by U-238 · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Defense Tech ^ | 2/29/2012 | Defense Tech
    EMPs!!! You know, the big electronics-frying pulses that accompany nuclear blasts. We’re back to worrying about them again. In particular how does the military protect its electrical infrastructure from an EMP attack. “Yeah, we have issues there [with the EMP threat] and we have to look at those and we seriously have to understand that in the Army in particular, because we have an awful lot of bases that we look at,” said Marilyn Freeman assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology during a House Armed Services emerging threats subcomittee hearing today. “I work very closely and the...
  • Venezuela's Chavez: I'm recovering like a condor

    02/29/2012 7:50:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 3+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | Andrew Cawthorne
    (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez broke his silence on Wednesday after surgery in Cuba for a suspected recurrence of cancer to insist he was recovering well and "soaring like the condor". "I send you all my supreme love. We will live and we will recover!" the 57-year-old socialist leader enthused via Twitter from Havana where he was operated on earlier in the week. "Here I go, soaring like the condor."
  • Yes You Will!

    02/29/2012 7:49:41 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 6 replies
    We know that the President is a formidable fundraiser, the best ever. "President Obama says a campaign is like an investment." Solyndra honcho and Obama bundler, George Kaiser certainly wouldn't dispute that. Neither could Warren Buffet, George Soros or Jeff Immelt. [quote] [H]aving raked in $750 million in 2008 and potentially on track to surpass that amount in 2012. His campaign and the Democratic Party raised $224 million in 2011 alone, more than the Republican field combined. In a flagging economy, it may be hard to fathom not only where that money is coming from but also what it could...
  • Richard Cebull Says He Sent Racist Obama Email

    02/29/2012 7:44:08 PM PST · by kristinn · 55 replies · 7+ views
    Billing Gazette ^ | Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Clair Johnson
    Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull apologized Wednesday for sending a racist email about President Obama from his office to a few friends. "To say it's inappropriate and stupid is an extreme understatement," Cebull said Wednesday afternoon in his courthouse chambers in Billings. "There is no doubt it's racist. It wasn't forwarded for that purpose," Cebull said. "If anything, it was political." The judge admitted he forwarded the racially charged email he received to seven friends, including his brother, on Feb. 20 from his office computer. The email eventually was forwarded to the Great Falls Tribune, which published it Wednesday....
  • Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum Tie In Michigan, Based On Delegates Awarded

    02/29/2012 7:42:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 38 replies · 7+ views ^ | February 29, 2012 | Jonathan Karl
    Not so fast. When it comes to delegates, it turns out Mitt Romney did not win Michigan. ABC News projects that the 30 delegates awarded based on Michigan’s Tuesday primary will be evenly split – 15 delegates for Mitt Romney and 15 delegates for Rick Santorum. Mitt Romney may have won the overall vote by a margin of 3 points , but Michigan awards it’s delegates based on how the candidates did in each of the state’s 14 congressional districts, not solely on the popular vote totals. The system works like this: the winner of each Congressional district gets two...
  • Mitt Romney plays Leap Year politics with GOP conservatives

    Mitt Romney made it out of the Michigan GOP primary with barely his expensive negative ad driven campaign intact, in what appears to now be a first place tie with challenger former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. When all of the hot political air is cleared, both Romney and Santorum will net about 15 convention delegates each, in this Leap Year dance for the presidential nomination Leap year appears to be the year of multiple photo finishes for GOP conservative presidential primary and caucuses, with Newt Gingrich, Libertarian leaning congressman Ron Paul and Rick Santorum battling Mitt Romney; the moderate...