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  • Ford helping victims in tornado-ravaged midwest

    03/10/2012 9:50:22 AM PST · by Daffynition · 8 replies
    WXYZ.com ^ | 03/09/2012 | staff reporter
    (WXYZ) - Ford Motor is stepping up to help the victims of the recent wave of tornadoes. The Ford Motor Company Fund is donating $75,000 to the American Red Cross and the Dare to Care food bank in Louisville. Ford employees are expecting to raise another $25,000 through donations to help their neighbors. The money will be used to help victims of the tornadoes in southern Indiana and Kentucky. Other employees are volunteering their time to help victims rebuild in southern Ohio.
  • 'Mossad warns Turks of Iranian plan to hit Israelis'

    03/10/2012 9:46:05 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/08/2012 | Jpost.com Staff
    Turkish media reports Israel alerted Ankara that Iran Revolutionary Guards seeking to harm diplomats in Turkey. The Mossad has warned Turkey that Israel's diplomatic missions in the country could be in danger of Iranian "bomb attacks," Turkish daily Hurriyet reported on Wednesday, citing a story aired on the NTV news channel. According to the report, the Israeli intelligence agency sent a letter to its Turkish counterpart warning of a plot by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force to attack Israeli targets on Turkish soil. Four individuals have already entered Turkey from Iran and are in possession of weapons and materials...
  • Congressional Approval of Military Measures Not Required

    03/10/2012 9:44:03 AM PST · by John Semmens · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 March 2012 | John Semmens
    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a Senate Armed Services Committee that the Obama Administration’s decision on whether to engage in military action against Syria is not contingent on Congressional approval. “The United States is just one of many nations,” Panetta explained. “Even if our Constitution places the power to declare war with Congress this doesn’t override decisions made on a multinational basis. An agreement reached with other nations takes precedence over anything Congress may wish to do.” The secretary cited the precedent established by the Administration’s actions in Libya. “President Obama acted with the consent of key allies in...
  • Banks are using government loans to repay TARP

    03/10/2012 9:43:00 AM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Washington TX ^ | 09 March 2012 | Suzy Khimm
    The federal government seems to be on track in recouping the $414 billion in taxpayer money spent under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, with $120.7 billion now outstanding. But it turns out that over 130 bailed-out institutions paid back their TARP money simply by taking out loans from yet another government program, suggesting that the government--and taxpayers--actually haven’t gotten paid back yet. A new report from the Government Accountability Office, flagged by the Roosevelt Institute’s Matt Stoeller, shows that 40 percent of the 341 institutions that have exited TARP’s biggest single initiative--the $205 billion Capital Purchase Program--simply refinanced their loans...
  • Arizona sheriff finds Obama presidential qualifications forged

    03/10/2012 9:41:00 AM PST · by Aria · 226 replies
    Pravda ^ | 3/7/2012 | Dianna Cotter
    A singularly remarkable event has taken place in the United States of America. This event occurred in Arizona on March 1st and was an earth shattering revelation. A long awaited press conference was given by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a five time elected Sheriff, which should have made national and international headlines. Arpaio's credentials include serving in the United States Army from 1950 to 1953, service as a federal narcotics agent serving in countries all over the world with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and served as the head of the Arizona DEA. Without doubt, this is a...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Lick Observatory Moonrise

    03/10/2012 9:36:43 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    NASA ^ | March 10, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: As viewed from a well chosen location at sunset, the gorgeous Full Moon rose behind Mount Hamilton, east of San Jose, California on March 7. The lunar disk frames historic Lick Observatory perched on the mountain's 4,200 foot summit. Both observatory and Moon echo the warm color of sunlight (moonlight is reflected sunlight) filtered by a long path through the atmosphere. Substantial atmospheric refraction contributes the Moon's ragged, green rim. Of course, the March Full Moon is also known as the Full Worm Moon. In the telescopic photo, Lick's 40 inch Nickel Telescope dome is on the left. The...
  • Rasmussen: Romney Leads Obama 48% to 43%, and Santorum Beats Obama 46% to 45%

    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll March 10, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends). Looking at Tuesday's upcoming primaries, the GOP race in Alabama is essentially a three-way tie, while Mitt Romney leads by eight in Mississippi. Nationally, Romney now leads Rick Santorum by 12 points. Regardless of who they want to win, 80% of Republican Primary Voters nationwide believe Romney...
  • Politicians decide our 1st Amendment rights could be hazardous to their health

    03/10/2012 9:28:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/10/2012 | Doug Book
    Congress has just made it easier to arrest and convict those who exercise their 1st Amendment rights of protest and assembly. A number of articles have recently appeared on the web concerning the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011,” a bill recently passed by Congress which makes it a criminal offense to “impede or disrupt” the activities of the President, Vice President or anyone under the immediate protection of the Secret Service. The measure also makes it illegal to engage in “disorderly behavior” at a special event of “national significance” or in the proximity of a “restricted...
  • Marine Seeks to Adopt Military Dog [Red Tape: IED Dog May Be Put Down Before Marine Can Adopt]

    03/10/2012 9:26:39 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    My Fox New York ^ | 3-10-2012 | MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF REPORT
    A former Marine is hitting bureaucratic red tape in her quest to adopt the military service dog she served with in Iraq before it is put down. Former Corporal Megan Leavey, of Rockland County, wants to take in a German shepherd named Sergeant Rex. They hunted for IEDs on Iraq during two tours of duty. They were both severely injured in Iraq when an IED exploded near them. The dog is 10 years old now and can no longer serve. "This is not (the Marines) first priority," Leavey admits, "A lot of times it gets lost in the shuffle." But...
  • National Archives Confirm INS Records For Week Of Obama's Birth Mysteriously Missing

    Among the records missing for Barack Obama that would be available for an ordinary president are passport records, school records such as those from Punahou, Occidental, Columbia and Harvard, Harvard Law Review writings, scholarly articles for the University of Chicago, state bar association records from Illinois, Illinois state senate records, the marriage and divorce documents for his mother, his adoption records and others. Now it has been revealed that the Cold Case Posse assembled by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa County, Ariz., cannot confirm yet that Obama was not born in Kenya and brought to the United States as a...
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Now Writing About Pickup Artists as Hate Groups

    03/10/2012 9:25:02 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 31 replies
    Reason ^ | 3-9-2012 | Mike Riggs
    The Southern Poverty Law Center, founded in 1971 as a civil rights law firm, has released its latest "Intelligence Report" on hate groups in the United States. This year's report contains a new category: the Manosphere. From the SPLC's introduction to the misogyny report: The so-called “manosphere” is peopled with hundreds of websites, blogs and forums dedicated to savaging feminists in particular and women, very typically American women, in general. Although some of the sites make an attempt at civility and try to back their arguments with facts, they are almost all thick with misogynistic attacks that can be astounding...
  • Fox News' Bret Baier Reports Media Failure To Cover Sheriff Joe's Obama Investigation

    Bret Baier Reports Media Failure To Cover Sheriff Joe Investigation, Ignores Fox's Own Failure To Report It
  • PRAVDA chides U.S. media for ignoring Sherrif Joe Arpaio investigation...Drudge Report Headline

    From Drudge Report.... A singularly remarkable event has taken place in the United States of America. This event occurred in Arizona on March 1st and was an earth shattering revelation. A long awaited press conference was given by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a five time elected Sheriff, which should have made national and international headlines. Arpaio's credentials include serving in the United States Army from 1950 to 1953, service as a federal narcotics agent serving in countries all over the world with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and served as the head of the Arizona DEA. Without doubt,...
  • Sarah Palin: McCain Campaign Managers Wouldn't Let Us Investigate Obama's Past

    Video: Sarah Palin: McCain Campaign Managers Wouldn't Let Us Investigate Obama's Past
  • How the Chevy Volt Is Like ObamaCare

    03/10/2012 9:21:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 10, 2012 | Merrill Matthews
    March is an important month in the ongoing saga of President Obama’s abject policy failures. First, Chevrolet announced that it would temporarily cease production of the president’s much-touted car for the green economy, the Chevy Volt. Second, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the state-led challenge to the president’s health care legislation. And while “ObamaCar” and ObamaCare may seem like unrelated topics, in this case they have at least three elements in common. Both were sold as a key to creating jobs and economic growth. Only last year the president predicted that there would be 1 million electric cars on...
  • Gingrich Says He Will Stay in GOP Race Even If He Loses Mississippi, Alabama

    03/10/2012 9:18:17 AM PST · by Steelfish · 93 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 10, 2012
    Gingrich Says He Will Stay in GOP Race Even If He Loses Mississippi, Alabama March 10, 2012 ELLISVILLE, Miss. – Spurning calls for him to get out, Newt Gingrich insisted Friday that he'll stay in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even if he loses two Southern primaries next week. (snip) Gingrich said he intended to campaign all the way to the Republican National Convention in August, regardless of whether he has won the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination. His comments contradicted assertions by a key aide that Gingrich must win both states to remain viable. Asked...
  • Murkowski regrets voting with GOP on birth control

    03/10/2012 9:15:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 10, 2012 | By LAURIE KELLMAN
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she saw it coming, even before the public scolding last weekend at Alaska's Iditarod dog sled race. Siding with Republican leaders on a contentious contraceptives vote was a mistake. A moderate in an era of paralyzing partisanship, Murkowski, 54, may be a natural heir to the centrist role played by retiring Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe at a time when their party is hurting for female leaders. Murkowski voted in favor of an amendment by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to overturn President Barack Obama's order that health insurance cover the cost of contraceptives even if providers object...
  • 'Rex is my partner, I love him': The marine blown up with her dog in Afghanistan . . .

    03/10/2012 9:15:37 AM PST · by khelus · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 10, 2012 | Laura Pullman
    A woman who served in Iraq for more than three years is now fighting to adopt the German Shepherd who she survived a roadside bomb with. As a dog handler for the military, Megan Leavey, 28, completed over 100 missions during two six-month tours in Iraq with the military service dog Rex. And since being discharged from the military in December 2007 Leavey has campaigned to adopt the bomb-sniffing canine so he can enjoy a civilian life with her in Rockport, New York. ... Recovered from his war injuries, the military considered Rex a valuable work dog and denied Leavey's...
  • Geneva Church Recognized for Welcoming All Sexual Orientations {Unitarians/Liberals}

    03/10/2012 9:12:20 AM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    Geneva Patch ^ | 10 Mar 2012 | UU
    Visitors to the Unitarian Universalist Association website will see a rainbow chalice in the listing for the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva (UUSG), recognizing the church’s recent certification as a welcoming congregation to those in the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) community. According to Bruce Fackler, a gay man who joined UUSG in 2007, the certification simply makes official what he experienced when he was introduced to the church five years ago. Fackler said he had moved here from Minnesota and was searching for a congregation that could be a supportive family. “I found more than I was...
  • Occupy Wall Street Running Low On Cash....

    03/10/2012 9:02:06 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 22 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | March 10, 2012 11:42 | Jennifer Mattson
    Occupy Wall Street in New York City could run out of funds in the coming weeks.
  • Romney wins in Guam, Mariana Islands

    03/10/2012 8:58:23 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 03/10/12 11:00 AM ET | By Jamie Klatell
    Mitt Romney won two Republican primary contests Saturday in the Pacific Rim. Romney won the support of Republicans in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands at the territories' conventions. Nine delegates from each territory will go to the former Massachusetts governor at this summer's Republican National Convention. “I am grateful to have won all nine delegates in Guam, and I am pleased that my son Matt was able to visit the island on my behalf and be there for the caucuses," Romney said in one
  • How true are the claims being made by his campaign about Romney's 'conservatism'?

    03/10/2012 8:53:52 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    MassResistance.com ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2007
    DECEMBER 31, 2007) MassResistance is the major pro-family activist group in Massachusetts. We've been fighting for pro-family causes here since the early 1990s. We saw the Romney administration close up (although very few social conservatives were actually involved in it). We're disturbed at recent claims that Romney's campaign is making about his record. We offer the following to set the record straight. (See our Romney Report, published in November 2006.) Basically, Mitt Romney campaigned - and governed - as a social liberal. Sodomy laws and domestic partner benefits. When campaigning for governor, Romney told the homosexual newspaper Bay Windows that...
  • Commercial Meat Grinder

    03/10/2012 8:51:07 AM PST · by meeps · 31 replies
    Looking to purchase a commercial meat grinder. Anyone out there that can recommend a good quality commercial meat grinder? Thanks
  • "Conservative Elites" Covering Up Romney's Betrayals on Marriage, Life, Children and Constitution.

    03/10/2012 8:49:54 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    MassResistance.com ^ | January 2, 2008 | John Haskins
    (WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS January 2, 2008) A growing list of conservative leaders are circulating a strong public warning about "the conservative establishment's aggressive cover-up of the pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-gay adoption policies" of Mitt Romney while governor of Massachusetts. The letter accuses Romney's stable of prominent "conservative" leaders, lawyers and pundits of gross malpractice, ruthless ambition and dishonesty toward voters. It calls on principled conservatives to firmly condemn the rent-a-conservative feeding frenzy on Mitt Romney's money and the cover-up of his actions as governor -- most of which he did while pretending he was forced to either by judges or non-existent...
  • MoveOn.org "What TV won't tell you about the civil rights movement" (The 99% Spring-civil unrest)

    03/10/2012 8:49:03 AM PST · by FrdmLvr · 24 replies
    recently | moveon.org
    Dear MoveOn member, When Rosa Parks refused to leave her seat and launched the Montgomery bus boycott, it wasn't just a spontaneous decision. She'd been trained in nonviolent direct action at a place caller the Highlander Center. And the brave folks who organized the freedom rides and the lunch-counter sit-ins had similar training.Now, from the Wisconsin workers who took over their state capitol to Occupy Wall Street, there's a movement stirring in America focused on the massive inequality that's destroying our country. And it's once again using direct action to change the conversation. To help the 99% movement succeed, we...
  • Contested GOP convention getting more likely?

    03/10/2012 8:48:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 10, 2012 | Nancy Cordes
    (CBS News) BILOXI, Miss. - The four main candidates for the Republican nomination for president say they're committed to staying in the race right up to the convention this August in Tampa, Fla. There's just one problem: If they do, it might turn out that no one gets the number of delegates needed to win the nomination outright. Stumping in Birmingham, Alabama, Mitt Romney continued his Southern charm offensive, celebrating an endorsement from the country band Alabama. "Wouldn't you love to hear them sing 'Sweet Home Alabama'? Wouldn't that be wonderful?" he asked a crowd at one campaign stop. In...
  • 31 Foregone Facts Barack Obama Fans Should Ponder!

    03/10/2012 8:46:01 AM PST · by mojitojoe · 22 replies
    http://catchkevin.com ^ | 7/2011 | Kevin A. Lehmann
    1. If a previous president would have increased the deficit by double the amount of his predecessor’s eight year tenure in only his first 30 months, would you have considered him an oniomaniac? 2. If a previous president had then proposed to double the current debt within 10 years, would you have approved? 3. If a previous president would have spent nearly a trillion dollars in stimulus and guaranteed unemployment would not exceed 8%, would you have called him a liar? 4. If a previous president would have played golf for thirteen weekends in a row leaving it up to...
  • Metro pledges to address sexual harassment on system

    03/10/2012 8:44:32 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    Washington Exaqminer ^ | March 10, 2012 | Kytja Weir
    "Metro took several steps this week to address complaints that it wasn’t taking sexual harassment seriously enough. The agency has established a new task force to address sexual harassment on the transit system, has created an email box (harassment@wmata.com) for complaints, and is urging its employees to report any cases to police, General Manager Richard Sarles told employees on Friday. He specifically urged all workers to call Metro Transit Police if riders report any concerns, responding to complaints that some Metro workers had minimized, even laughed, when riders complained. He also called out Metro workers who make disrespectful comments to...
  • Netanyahu: Israel will continue to strike anyone planning to attack its citizens

    03/10/2012 8:41:56 AM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/10/12 | Barak David, Yanir Yagna, Gili Cohen, Avi Issacharoff
    Since Friday, nearly 100 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza; Iron Dome system intercepts 27 of 29 rockets targeted. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with regional council heads in Israel's south on Saturday, and said Israel will continue to strike whoever plans attacks on Israeli citizens. The meeting came as the escalation of violence that began on Friday continued on Saturday after several hours of quiet. Five rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel in the early afternoon.....
  • Can Mormons Trust Their Prophets?

    03/10/2012 8:35:10 AM PST · by Colofornian · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Mormon Coffee ^ | March 5, 2012 | Sharon Lindbloom
    The topic of “Mormon folklore” seems to be a popular one right now, following on the heels of the racially offensive comments made by BYU Professor Randy Bott last week (see “Did the Mormon Church ever discriminate against black people?” on Mormon Coffee). As Mormons scramble to try to distance the LDS Church from its past, over and over they tell the world that the things taught by now-gone Mormon leaders regarding the priesthood ban–and about black people in a broader sense–amounts to nothing more than “folklore,” “speculation” and mere “opinion.” In an official statement the LDS Church said, “It...
  • The macabre concept of a 'euthanasia roller coaster' that thrills you... then kills you

    03/10/2012 8:33:57 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 56 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | February 28 2012 | By JULIAN GAVAGHAN
    An engineer has come up with macabre rollercoaster concept where passengers are thrilled and then ‘killed’. The chilling Euthanasia Coaster is a theoretical machine engineered to ‘humanely, with elegance and euphoria, take the life of a human being’. It is designed to subject the rider to a series of unique experiences from euphoria to thrill and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness. When travelling at 100m/s, the passenger would then pass away following a lack of oxygen reaching the brain. The surreal structure is the brainchild of Lithuanian engineer Julijonas Urbonas.
  • Santorum this Morning, Gingrich this Afternoon

    03/10/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 39 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 03/09/2012 | Quin Hillyer
    Just as candidate Rick Santorum was obviously building up to a compelling "grand finale" today in a speech at the Pavilion of the Battleship USS Alabama in Mobile this morning, there was a commotion in front of him and to his left. A middle-aged black woman had fainted dead-out, flat onto the concrete floor (it was a bit muggy; raining outside). A lot of candidates would have looked out, stopped talking, asked people to go see if she were okay, and then perhaps continued speaking once it was clear that responsible people were seeing to her well-being. Not Santorum. He...
  • Tot's tantrum gets family kicked off plane

    03/10/2012 8:32:14 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 108 replies
    upi ^ | March. 9, 2012
    BOSTON, -- A family returning from a trip to Turks and Caicos said it cost them $2,000 when they were kicked off their flight to Boston due to their daughter's tantrum. Colette Vieau said she and her husband were on a JetBlue plane preparing for takeoff in February with daughters Natalie, 2, and Cecilia, 3, when the younger girl threw a tantrum and refused to sit down, the New York Daily News reported Friday. "We were holding them down with all of our might, seat belt on. And I said, 'We have them seated. Can we go now?' (The flight...
  • Obama: ‘Trend lines’ of economy are good

    03/10/2012 8:29:07 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Obama: ‘Trend lines’ of economy are good By Andrew Restuccia - 03/10/12 10:42 AM ET President Obama sounded hopeful Friday night in Texas over recent good news on the economy. “We're obviously still in the midst of a lot of struggles for a lot of people, but the trend lines are good,” Obama said during a campaign speech in Houston. “And the reason is because so many of you believed in the same vision that I believe in: An America where if you work hard, if you take responsibility, if you're willing to apply yourself, you can make it if...
  • Helicopter rescue for crew of ship aground off Sicily

    03/10/2012 8:27:57 AM PST · by cutty · 4 replies · 1+ views
    bbc ^ | 10 March 2012
    Coast guards in Italy have used helicopters to rescue the crew of a cargo ship after it ran aground on a reef off Sicily in stormy seas. All 19 crew members were ferried to shore by helicopters after the captain of the Gelso M gave the order to abandon ship. ... Rescue service sources quoted by the agency suggested that, given the weather conditions, the captain had been sailing too close to the coast. The incident comes two months after the cruise ship Costa Concordia hit rocks off the island of Giglio on Italy's west coast, capsizing with the loss...
  • If Contraception Is a Form of Health Care; Is Pregnancy a Disease?

    03/10/2012 8:26:35 AM PST · by pinochet · 22 replies
    I am sick and tired of hearing contraceptives being described as a form of health care. In my opinion, contraceptives are a form of cosmetic product, like lipstick and nail polish, and the government has no business giving free cosmetics to people. If we continue to describe contraceptives as a form of health care, then what disease are contraceptives protecting us from? The disease of pregnancy? Some radical feminists in the 1970s, used to describe pregnancy as a disease, and most Americans regarded them as crazy people. Today, those looney feminists of the 1970s, do not seem so crazy after...
  • Obama's HHS mandate will destroy the Little Sisters of the Poor's ministry to the elderly

    03/10/2012 8:24:52 AM PST · by No One Special · 20 replies
    Pundit & Pundette ^ | March 9, 2012 | jillat
    This will make you angry. Via the Catholic News Agency: Baltimore, Md., Mar 8, 2012 / 12:34 am (CNA).- The Little Sisters of the Poor say the HHS contraception and sterilization mandate threatens their continued ministry to the impoverished elderly. They are “strongly objecting” to the federal rule and say it should be repealed as soon as possible. “Because the Little Sisters of the Poor cannot in conscience directly provide or collaborate in the provision of services that conflict with Church teaching, we find ourselves in the irreconcilable situation of being forced to either stop serving and employing people of...
  • Urban League State of Black America-2012 Report: Black Equality Relies on the Vote

    03/10/2012 8:20:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Afro American ^ | March 9, 2012 | by Zenitha Prince
    It’s as if time has stood still—decades after civil rights leaders and lawmakers secured the right to vote freely, African Americans are fighting the same old battles at the polls, according to the latest edition of a major annual report. Voting rights remain the biggest issue facing Black America today, according to the National Urban League’s “The State of Black America 2012: Occupy the Vote to Educate, Employ and Empower” report. “More than the economy, more than jobs, more than an excellent education for all children, the single issue that arguably stands to have the greatest impact on the future...
  • Father John Catoir and The Catholic Free Press on contraception

    03/10/2012 8:18:18 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 10, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In a previous post, I noted how The Catholic Free Press [official newspaper of the Diocese of Worcestre, Massachusetts], is now surprised that the government is mandating contraception and I wrote, "Once a people appeal to conscience in order to condone sin, it is only a matter of time before such sin is openly mandated. Long before contraception was being mandated by the government, there were those in the Church - including throughout the Diocese of Worcester - who were unleashing the leaven of infidelity by neglecting to preach against sin or by appealing to a dissenting notion of the...
  • Bell Wanted Preferential Treatment, Not Equality

    03/10/2012 8:16:59 AM PST · by opentalk · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 9, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    One of the more common spins by the mainstream media about the now-famous Derrick Bell video is that the rally was for more diversity on the Harvard Law campus. This is wrong. In fact, Bell and Obama were demanding special treatment for Regina Austin, a radical black law professor with poor credentials—she lacked the usual Supreme Court clerkships or law-review appointments—necessary for the position. Bell and Obama demanded that Harvard violate its longstanding policy about not voting on tenure track positions to visiting professors.Don’t take my word for it. Take Derrick Bell’s. He granted that Austin lacked the proper credentials...
  • BofA to slash mortgage balances by $100,000 or more

    03/10/2012 8:16:55 AM PST · by trailhkr1 · 45 replies
    CNN Money ^ | March 9, 2012 | Les Christie
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Bank of America will significantly slash mortgage balances for as many as 200,000 borrowers. As part of the $26 billion settlement reached between the five major mortgage servicers, the federal government and the attorneys general of 49 states and District of Columbia last month, Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500) customers who qualify could see their mortgages reduced by an average of $100,000 or more, according to bank spokesman Rick Simon.
  • Israel and Iran: Obama wants a diplomatic solution before November and Israel be dammed

    03/10/2012 8:13:52 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | Jim Emerson
    Iran and Israel have been in the news quite a bit lately, most of the talk lately has been speculation about an Israeli strike of Iranian nuclear facilities and when that might happen. Israel is not taking Iran’s nuclear threat lightly because she understands she will most likely be the first target. The prevailing view of the bureaucrats is that Iran doesn’t have a nuclear weapon yet but may be very close. Recent analyses of satellite photos show the Iranians are hiding evidence of nuclear trigger testing. Sanctions In an attempt to get the Islamic Republic to halt its undisclosed...
  • Right To Bear Arms week observed in Montana

    03/10/2012 8:06:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    kxlh.com ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Evan Weborg
    The right to keep and bear arms is enshrined in the Bill of Rights, and this week has been set aside to observe the Treasure State's second amendment rights. Helena Trap Club president Steve Noland says the second amendment is one of the foundations the state of Montana was built on. Noland says it is very important for people to stay active and to join organizations like the National Rifle Association as well as support their activities so that second amendment rights are preserved. Noland noted, "If you look at the history of the wars that we have been involved...
  • Barack Hussein Obama at -19 % in Rasmussen Poll

    03/10/2012 8:03:51 AM PST · by Arthurio
    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends).
  • Lancaster homeowner shoots, kills relative trying to break in(SC)

    03/10/2012 7:58:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    heraldonline.com ^ | Jonathan McFadden
    LANCASTER -- A Lancaster homeowner who shot and killed a relative attempting to forcibly enter his home on Thursday will not be charged, authorities say. Investigators have determined that the man who fatally shot Curt Alan Reed, 46, was justified in his actions after Reed tried to break into his home just before 6 p.m. Thursday, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office news release. Reed, who police say was armed with a gun, broke the glass toward the back of his relative’s home while trying to break in, the release says. Before deputies could arrive, the homeowner shot his...
  • 1994 Derrick Bell ‘Jewish Neoconservative Racists’

    03/10/2012 7:56:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Macsmind.com ^ | March 10, 2012 | MacRanger
    The leftist media are saying about Bell and Obama, “So what? We were are a little ‘radical’ in college”. However the truth of the video and of Bell’s relationship with Obama is important as it’s merely one of the parts of a mosaic that makes who Barack Obama is. We’re all like that. I’ve been influenced in many ways from everyone from Frank Zappa to Ronald Reagan, and that exposure IS part of who I am today. It’s unavoidable to not have those who influenced you through not be a part of who you are today.When you connect the dots,...
  • Rick Santorum’s delegate woes: Trying hard in some states; in others, not so much

    03/10/2012 7:54:47 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 03/08/2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    Rick Santorum won’t be winning any delegates in four of Illinois’ 18 congressional districts next month. But, at least in the 13th District, it won’t be because he didn’t try. On Jan. 6, the state filing deadline, a Santorum volunteer had brought to the board of elections an envelope containing nominating petitions for a slate of three Santorum delegates in the 13th, the State Journal-Register reports. But the petitions were never submitted. A volunteer inadvertently failed to take them out of the envelope, the Journal Register reports, and the envelope wound up in the trash. Even if those petitions had...
  • Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for “emo” haircuts

    03/10/2012 7:53:46 AM PST · by bayouranger · 27 replies
    faithfreedom.org ^ | 10MAR12 | Ali Sina
    At least 90 Iraqi teenagers with “emo” appearances have been stoned to death by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after an inflammatory interior ministry statement dubbed it “devil worshiping”, activists said. Iraq’s Moral Police released a chilling statement on the interior ministry’s website condemning the “emo phenomenon” among Iraqi youth, disturbingly declaring its intent to “eliminate” the trend. “The ‘Emo phenomenon’ or devil worshiping is being followed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate [the phenomenon] as soon as possible since it’s detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger,” the statement read. “They...
  • The Right To Bear Arms Is A Risk Worth Taking

    03/10/2012 7:46:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 March, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- The Founders who “drafted and ratified the Second Amendment surely knew that the right they were enshrining carried a risk of misuse,” but risk is an integral aspect of freedom. For example, because we are free to speak our minds, we run the risk of hearing things we don’t want to hear, and of saying things others don’t want to hear. Because we have a God-given right to security in our own things, we run the risk of having people use their possessions in ways of which we don’t approve, and they likewise run the risk...
  • Limiting “Mormonism” to “official” doctrine is counter-productive [Lds 'folk religion' relevant]

    03/10/2012 7:45:28 AM PST · by Colofornian · 30 replies
    Mormon Coffee ^ | March 8, 2012 | Aaron Shafovaloff
    There is an idea in LDS folk theology that if you knew how glorious the bottom two kingdoms of heaven were, you would want to commit suicide to get there. Mormons sometimes even claim that Joseph Smith taught this, but this has been debunked. This “folk” theology is VERY strong in the culture of Mormonism. After a lot of searching (back when I studied this issue), I was only able to find one solid reference supporting this. It was only by the “Patriarch to the Church” in 1964, arguably not that important or authoritative of a position in the modern...