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  • Illinois Republican Primary Poll: MR 35%, RS 31%, NG 12%, RP 7%, UNDC 16%

    03/10/2012 8:19:47 PM PST · by Will88 · 34 replies
    WLS TV Chicago ^ | 3/10/2012 | WLS TV
    Results of WLS Republican Primary Poll conducted by the TV station. Presented during newscast within the past hour.
  • Louis Farrakhan Speech At UC Berkeley Sparks Protests

    03/10/2012 8:11:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 10, 2012
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) — University of California President Mark Yudof decried Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan as “provocative” and “divisive” Saturday following a speech at UC Berkeley. Farrakhan spoke Saturday during an Afrikan Black Coalition Conference organized by the Black Student Union. The appearance drew protests from those opposed to Farrakhan’s views, but Yudof still defended his right to speak.
  • China and Iran Breaking Up

    03/10/2012 8:10:20 PM PST · by U-238 · 12 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 3/8/2012 | Javad Heydarian
    They say that it’s only in hard times that you really see who your true friends are. What separates opportunistic partnership from genuine alliance isn’t necessarily treaties, but a willingness among both parties to hang onto their relationship when the going gets tough. With Iran’s growing isolation over its nuclear program, China’s ties with Tehran are being put to the test as never before. As the European Union and the United States tighten the noose around Iran’s oil exports – constituting 80 percent of government revenues – and key financial institutions, including the Iranian Central Bank, Tehran is in desperate...
  • Time For Obama’s ‘Fiercely Patriotic’ Marxist Mentor Derrick Bell

    03/10/2012 8:03:48 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-10-2012 | David Swindle - Commentary
    Time For Obama’s ‘Fiercely Patriotic’ Marxist Mentor Derrick Bell David Swindle March 10, 2012 At Time yesterday, Sally Kohn defended the antisemitic activist Derrick Bell using two textbook Alinskyite tactics: Derrick Bell was one of the first legal scholars to talk about race in America. The median net worth of white households in the United States is 20 times that of black households. Black students in our nation’s public schools are three and a half times more likely to be suspended or expelled than their white peers. Black rates of unemployment have been consistently double the rates of white unemployment...
  • Adventure-Seeking Bees Are A Lot Like Us: study

    03/10/2012 8:03:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | March 11, 2012
    Some bees love a good adventure while others prefer to hang out at the hive, and a new analysis of bee brains suggests some of the same chemicals that affect human personality could explain why. Honey bees are known to have a structured society in which different bees serve different tasks — some work as nurses while others forage for food, for example. But within these ranks, it appears that bees have different personalities, said the study in the journal Science that examined the difference between nest scouts that forage for new food sources and those that do not. łThere...
  • The Other WMD Threat

    03/10/2012 8:00:21 PM PST · by U-238 · 17 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 3/8/2012 | Harry Kazianis
    As the world continues to debate if or when Iran will attempt to develop nuclear weapons – and what could happen if the Unites States and/or Israel strike – Iran’s closest ally in the region likely already has weapons of mass destruction. Syria, in what many characterize as a response to the Middle East’s worse kept military secret, namely a highly capable Israeli nuclear weapons program, seems to have developed a stockpile of chemical weapons and the means to deploy them. And with Syria in chaos, such weapons only make for a potentially deadlier regional situation. As U.S. Sen. John...
  • Barack Obama to Khalid Muhammad: Two Degrees of Separation

    03/10/2012 7:58:13 PM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 10, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    Barack Obama to Khalid Muhammad: Two Degrees of Separation John Podhoretz and Patterico highlight a close connection between Barack Obama and Khalid Muhammad. Obama, as we know, was a disciple of Derrick Bell; in the video that released a few days ago, he urged his listeners to open their hearts and minds to Bell’s teachings. So, what were Bell’s teachings?Bell was a fervent admirer of Louis Farrakhan and Khalid Muhammad of the Nation of Islam. Podhoretz quotes a 1994 interview in which Bell said, “We should really appreciate the Louis Farrakhans and the Khalid Muhammads while we’ve got them.”...
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  • The Judgment Seat of Christ (beautiful poem)

    03/10/2012 7:52:10 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 16 replies
    Complete Book of Bible Prophecy by Mark Hitchcock ^ | Unknown | Martha Snell Nicholson
    The Judgment Seat of Christ When I stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ, And He shows me His plan for me; The plan for my life as it might have been, Had He had His way, and I see--- How I blocked Him here and I checked Him there; And I would not yield my will--- Will there be grief in the Savior’s eyes--- Grief, though He loves me still? He would have made me rich, and I stand there poor, Stripped of all but His grace, While memory runs like a hunted thing, Down the paths I cannot...
  • Obamacare's illegal fee on faith

    03/10/2012 7:49:29 PM PST · by tobyhill · 2 replies
    washington Examiner ^ | 3/10/2012 | Rep. Marsha Blackburn
    During the debate over Obamacare, President Obama repeatedly told us that "if you like what you have ... you can keep it." But the new Department of Health and Human Services birth control mandate that erodes religious liberty breaks his promise. For the first time in history, our government is taking away the right of individuals to abide by their deeply held religious convictions. The administration continues to peddle the lie that a "compromise" has been reached to protect our First Amendment rights. But mainstream newspapers across the country say Obama's sidestep is nothing more than a phony accounting gimmick....
  • Santorum Blasts Gingrich Over 'Romneycare'

    03/10/2012 7:48:30 PM PST · by Steelfish · 235 replies
    CNN ^ | March 10, 2012 | Chris Welch
    Santorum Blasts Gingrich Over 'Romneycare' Chris Welch Springfield, Missouri (CNN) – It's a common aspect of Republican Rick Santorum's stump: attacking Mitt Romney for creating - and then "recommending" - "Romneycare" to President Barack Obama. But Saturday, fresh off his projected win in the Kansas caucuses, Santorum added that GOP presidential rival Newt Gingrich is "honestly not a whole lot better." "For 20 years when I was pushing medical savings accounts, he was pushing a federal mandate for health insurance," Santorum said. "And when 'Romneycare' passed, he sent out a glowing statement talking about how this wonderful bill had just...
  • The left loses a piece of its soul

    03/10/2012 7:40:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Vallejo Times Herald ^ | March 10, 2012 | Jack F.K. Bungart
    On paper, it was a great week for the left. On paper, Rush Limbaugh swallowed hard and finally did get that piece of humble pie to go down. On paper -- and HBO -- the cool kids, it turns out, aren't finished piling on Sarah Palin. On paper, Newt Gingrich is still in love with the sound of his own voice, Rick Santorum still sees delegate math as one of those things only college snobs care about, Ron Paul is still the crazy uncle you left up in the attic, and what's left of a torn and tattered Mitt Romney...
  • Ex-teacher’s aide in abuse rap: Pay me!

    03/10/2012 7:38:34 PM PST · by massmike · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/10/2012 | John Zaremba
    A fired teacher’s aide charged with exposing himself to an autistic student is trying to cash in on taxpayer-funded unemployment benefits, the Herald has learned. LaShawn Hill, 33, filed for jobless pay in mid-January, school officials confirmed yesterday — news that left parents of his former students dumbfounded. “It’s really disgusting that he would have the nerve. I know he has a wife and children, and I feel really bad for them. Terrible for them,” said Rebecca MacDonald, whose son was among Hill’s students at the Harbor Pilot School in Dorchester. “But for him to have the nerve to apply...
  • KANSAS 99%: Santorum 51% Romney 21% Gingrich 14% Paul 13%

    03/10/2012 7:38:32 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    March 10, 2012
    KANSAS 99% VOTE: Santorum 51% Romney 21% Gingrich 14% Paul 13%
  • Island Nation May Move Population to Fiji Due to Climate Change

    03/10/2012 7:34:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News/AP ^ | March 10, 2012 | Rachel Bogart
    According to the Associated Press, with the fear climate change could wipe out the country, leaders of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati are considering moving its population to Fiji. Kiribati President Anote Tong and his government Cabinet have backed a plan to purchase close to 6,000 acres on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Rising sea levels blamed on global warming are threatening to cover the island. * The CIA World Factbook reports the country's population in July is estimated to be 101,998.
  • Hearings first step to firing educators (cheating Atlanta perps hard to get rid of)

    03/10/2012 7:31:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 3/09/12 | Jaime Sarrio
    Hearings first step to firing educators9 accused Atlanta educators to go before tribunals next week By Jaime Sarrio The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 5:38 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2012 Atlanta Public Schools next week will hold the first in a series of hearings necessary to fire educators accused of cheating, the district confirmed Thursday. After months of delay and millions spent in payroll and legal expenses, nine educators suspected of some of the most egregious of the school system’s widespread test cheating are scheduled to go before a tribunal. For the school district, it’s a chance to bring resolution to a case...
  • Remarkable and Lesser Known Insights by CS Lewis on the Loss of Faith in the West

    03/10/2012 7:20:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/7/12 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the lesser known and lesser read works of CS Lewis is his correspondence with Rev. Fr. Don Giovanni Calabria. Few indeed have read them since they were written in Latin. And though an English translation was published in 1998, I know few who have ever heard of these letters. The full collection of these letter is here: The Latin Letters of CS LewisIn these letters, there are some very important insights that CS Lewis offers for the loss of faith in Europe that was already well underway in the 1950s when the letters were exchanged. Indeed I would...
  • Hey Hansen! Where’s the Beef !?

    03/10/2012 7:14:05 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | March 8, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    In June 1986, Dr. James Hansen made a prediction to an AP newspaper reporter, which was carried in Oxnard, CA, of a 2 degree temperature rise by 2006. This was two years before, almost to the day before he and Senator Tim Wirth duped a bunch of Washington legislators with stagecraft on a hot June day by turning off the a/c in the hearing room while complaining about global warming and urging the need for “immediate action” (translation: cash). Like Dr. Hansen’s 20 year sea level prediction, it hasn’t come true. In honor of the 80′s, when a popular TV...
  • VISIONS OF DEATH, TALES OF MERCY A Continent of Contradictions

    03/10/2012 7:13:38 PM PST · by LadyDoc · 3 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | Jan Feb 2012 | M.P. Summers
    It has been nearly five years since I bade farewell to El Fasher, the provincial capital of North Darfur... There is, I have been told, an Eastern Orthodox tradition that glorifies the ascetic and contemplative serenity that is found in the wilderness in general and the desert in particular. When I reflect on the sand-swept austerity of Darfur and the spiritual wealth that abounded there, I begin to comprehend that wisdom.... (in a talk with a peacekeeper from Rwanda, the author is told) “Our horror started through hate and indifference. It has ended with love and forgiveness. That is a...
  • A view of climate “on the ground” from a reporter who was there at the beginning

    Elevated from a comment Theodore White says: March 8, 2012 at 5:04 pmLet’s clarify a few things on another of Anthony’s excellent posts, like this one ‘Hey Hansen! Where’s the Beef !?’ –It’s lengthy, but gives the view of a person who was there on the ground, covering climate science and global warming in the late 1980s – years before the AGW mania took off.I worked as a journalist in the late 1980s in Colorado, home state of Senator Tim Wirth. I had interviewed him several times on other topics. As part of my general assignment beat, I also covered...
  • Station Churches of the Early Church

    03/10/2012 7:04:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 3/8/12 | Ann Schneible
    American Seminarian Reflects On How All Christians are United in ChristROME, MARCH 8, 2012 ( All seminarians who are called to receive their seminary training in Rome have the unique opportunity to reflect upon the universality of the Church, and the unity of Christians throughout the ages. Nearly every morning of Lent, seminarians and priests from the Pontifical North American College visit one of the Lenten station churches, following a tradition which goes back to the early Church. This week, seminarians and priests visited churches dedicated to the early martyrs. John Connaughton, a seminarian of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut,...
  • Light in California sky

    03/10/2012 7:04:37 PM PST · by Randy Larsen · 142 replies
    3 March 2010 | Me
    Did anyone else see the blue-green light shot across the southern sky?
  • The 10 Best Rick Santorum Sweater Vest Photos

    03/10/2012 6:58:34 PM PST · by garjog · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | accessed 3/10/2012 | BuzzFeed Blogger
    Santorum Humor Thread. (Santos supporters will want to move on.) Post funny photos, jokes or quotes about Vesty. Santorum's Dog
  • Former West Virginia (Democrat) sheriff, county clerk plead guilty to attempting to steal election

    03/10/2012 6:53:40 PM PST · by Redcat · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2012 | Eric Shawn
    As the sheriff of Lincoln County, W.Va., Jerry Bowman is sworn to uphold the law. But the 58-year-old law enforcement veteran stood in a federal courtroom in Charleston on Wednesday and pleaded guilty in a shocking voter fraud case that has stripped him of his job and could send him to prison for a decade. Prosecutors say Bowman and former Lincoln County Clerk Donald Whitten, 62, were part of a scheme to steal the May 2010 Democratic primary by stuffing ballot boxes with illegal absentee ballots. Bowman admitted to falsifying more than 100 of the absentee ballot applications and even...
  • China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Is Already Doing A Whole Lot More

    03/10/2012 6:49:38 PM PST · by U-238 · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/9/2012 | Eloise Lee and Robert Johnson
    New pictures of the China's J-20 Mighty Dragon stealth fighter have surfaced and are making their way across military blogs. This newest round of photos show the J-20 in the skies somewhere over mainland China. The prototype is said to be using the Saturn AL-31 turbofan engine developed by the Russian's for their Su-27 air superiority fighter. Reuben Johnson at The Washington Times reports the Chinese may be as much as 10 years away from producing an original stealth engine to slip into the J-20. In the meantime, they'll have to take comfort in the fact that while the F-22...
  • Traffic jam: 2012 presidential campaigns test drive car ads in search for voters (EVEN HUSSEIN!)

    03/10/2012 6:49:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/10/12 | Geneva Sands
    Traffic jam: 2012 presidential campaigns test drive car ads in search for votersBy Geneva Sands - 03/10/12 01:35 PM ET Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has taken a cue from Detroit in trying to win over voters through the all-American love affair with the car. Romney has released at least ten campaign videos that feature cars, including three that show the former Massachusetts governor behind the wheel. He’s not alone, either. President Obama’s campaign showcased classic and modern cars in an ad last month that touted Obama’s support of the auto industry, one of the White House’s chief talking points for...
  • Syria's president holding firm

    03/10/2012 6:41:15 PM PST · by U-238 · 12 replies
    CNN Security Blog ^ | 3/10/2012 | Barbara Starr
    Despite reports of high-level defections of government and military officials, U.S. intelligence sees no signs of significant deterioration of support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by his inner circle, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Friday. Read also: U.N. envoy to meet with Syria's president The officials, who would speak only on the condition that their names not be used, said that to date, the defections have been of lower-level officials and those in the military. None of those defections, including the group of military officers who are reported to have defected this week, are close enough to al-Assad to truly...
  • Illegal robocalls accuse Republicans over Rush Limbaugh and 'slut' slur

    03/10/2012 6:24:03 PM PST · by harpu · 29 replies
    Tony Harnden's Blog (MailOnline) ^ | 03/09/12 | Tony Harnden
    A group calling itself "The Women of the 99 Percent" is making robocalls across the United States in an attempt to link Republican members of the House of Representatives to "the war on women led by Rush Limbaugh". The automated calls are illegal because they do not state who they are from (there is no known group called The Women of the 99 Percent) or provide a callback number, as required under the US Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. ...snip... Telephone calls and emails to the DCCC and the Democratic National Committee asking whether either organisation was connected to...
  • LSD May Help Cure Alcoholism, Study Says

    03/10/2012 6:23:53 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 126 replies
    AllMediaNY ^ | March 10, 2012 | Vania Andre
    There’s a case for legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, but what about LSD? A new report released Friday suggests LSD can be used to treat alcoholism. LSD can prevent patients from relapsing during alcohol abuse treatment, researchers from Norwegian University of Science and Technology found. “A single dose of LSD has a significant beneficial effect on alcohol misuse,” the researchers wrote. The study was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. “LSD worked in an entirely different way than any current psychiatric drugs,” Teri Krebs, researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. “Many patients said they had gained a...
  • I’m a girl, and I hunt

    03/10/2012 6:21:14 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Opinion ^ | March 10, 2012 | Georgia Pellegrini
    In Roman mythology, the master of the hunt was the goddess Diana. She was praised for her strength, athletic grace, beauty, and hunting skills. In Freemasonry, she was a symbol of sensibility and imagination, of poets and artists. Shrines were erected in her honor; stags followed her wherever she went; she ruled the forest and the moon. I like to think that Diana’s influence has never entirely waned, that hunting was never just about men getting together in the woods. Hunting is for all of us, an extension of our being both humans and animals—our first work and craft, one...
  • Forbes List: JK Rowling Fortune Under Vanishing Spell

    03/10/2012 6:19:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07 Mar 2012 | Rosa Prince
    JK Rowling, the Harry Potter author, has dropped out of the world's exclusive billionaires' club as a result of Britain's high tax regime, the Forbes magazine rich list disclosed on Wednesday.Having been feted as one of the world's richest women in 2011, she saw her fortunes depleted to such an extent that she is no longer a dollar billionaire, meaning she has less than Ł640 million in the bank. The decline in the spending power of Britain's rich emerged as the global number of billionaires rose to 1,226, and their combined wealth went up to a record $4.6 trillion (Ł2.9...
  • Loose fasteners blamed for F-35 fuel leak

    03/10/2012 6:19:02 PM PST · by U-238 · 14 replies
    NWF Daily News ^ | 3/9/2012 | NWF Daily News
    Maintainers with the 33rd Fighter Wing have determined that three loose fasteners caused the small fuel leak during the F-35’s first mission flight Tuesday. The wing’s first F-35A Joint Strike Fighter took off at 10:07 a.m. for what was supposed to be a 90-minute flight. The sortie was cut short to roughly 20 minutes when the pilot of an F-16 acting as a chase plane spotted what appeared to a small fuel leak on the F-35. Maintainers with the 33rd Fighter Wing conducted an extensive review of the jet and determined three slightly loose fasteners allowed a small amount of...
  • Chris Christie's Heated Exchange With Former SEAL

    03/10/2012 6:13:00 PM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 87 replies
    ABCNewz ^ | 10 March 2012 | Mark Greenblack
    New Jersey governor calls the law student an "idiot."
  • Healthcare issue will be a heavy lift for Romney against Obama (Romneycare v. Obamacare/Commiecare™)

    03/10/2012 6:05:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/10/12 | Sam Baker
    Healthcare issue will be a heavy lift for Romney against ObamaBy Sam Baker - 03/10/12 02:00 PM ET As Mitt Romney moves closer to locking up the Republican presidential nomination, the questions about his ability to attack President Obama on healthcare are only getting louder. Conservatives have long been uneasy with Romney’s record on healthcare. But as an Obama-Romney matchup becomes increasingly likely, so does the prospect that Republicans won’t be able to aggressively campaign against a law that helped propel their historic wins in 2010 — and hasn’t gotten much more popular since. “I think as an attack against...
  • (vanity) What are your favorite Breitbart quotes and moments?

    03/10/2012 6:01:13 PM PST · by ak267 · 8 replies
    Breitbart's life | 3/10/2012 | ak267
    What are some of your favorite Breitbart quotes or moments? 1. "Be petty. If you see a teacher such as that, FILM THAT B***CH!" 2. "I'll even debate someone like Shablee367 who only has three Twitter followers." 3. "The Establishment? THEY'RE USELESS! They didn't defend Palin, they didn't defend Trig. THEY'RE USELESS!" 4. "Politics is downstream of culture." 5. Breitbart imitating a "mic check".
  • Gingrich inspires excitement in fanbase at Dothan rally

    03/10/2012 5:56:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    Dothan Eagle ^ | March 10, 2012 | Greg Phillips
    A two-and-a-half-hour drive couldn’t separate Patricia Tayman from Newt Gingrich’s rally in Dothan. The Pensacola, Fla., resident left Sunday’s event with a smile on her face, confident Gingrich is the right man to lead the country in the years to come. “I’m psyched, and I’m just praying he can pull it off in Mississippi and Alabama and get back ahead of things,” she said. “I’ve watched the different debates, and after seeing him in person, I’m behind him 100 percent now.” Enterprise resident Tracy Bullinger said her trip to the Circle City was worth it as well. “I did not...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    03/10/2012 5:53:32 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 16 replies
    March 10, 2012 | Irish Rose
    The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This...
  • Legitimizing Anarchy

    03/10/2012 5:33:00 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/9/12 | Judi McLeod
    Talking heads, bloggers and pundits who repeat the cop-out falsehood that “Obama is in over his head” are leading the masses astray and lulling them back to sleep. Count the number of times you’re hearing or reading daily that “Obama is in over his head”. Obama is not in over his head, he’s over their heads and therefore over some of the heads of the badly misinformed We the People. Barack Hussein Obama is no accident. He’s the slick and well-trained lead Agent of Change, handpicked by the far left to force Free World leader America into a socialist state....
  • Olympic missile defences (located at a cafe) under threat from the Corky-Fruited Water Dropwort

    03/10/2012 5:32:56 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 18 replies ^ | 10 March 2012 | By Glen Owen
    Plans to use surface-to-air missiles to protect the skies over London during the Olympics could be thwarted – because they will disturb the habitat of a rare wild flower.
  • Mormonism and "That's Just His Opinion"

    03/10/2012 5:31:08 PM PST · by delacoert · 56 replies
    Spotlight Ministries ^ | Vincent McCann
    Often, when Mormons are presented with statements from their leaders that could cause some difficulty for them, many will respond by saying something like "Oh, that's just his opinion. Its not the official view of the Mormon Church." Often, when Mormons talk about official doctrines of the Church they usually mean the Standard Works: The Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrines and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. Although many Mormons do not view other LDS writings as official Scripture (for example, The Seer or The Journal of Discourses), it should be remembered that many of these writings consist of the...
  • Christians Have No Right to Wear Cross at Work, Says Government

    03/10/2012 5:26:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Mar 2012 | David Barrett
    Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case.In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at the European Court of Human Rights in which two British women will seek to establish their right to display the cross. It is the first time that the Government has been forced to state whether it backs the right of Christians to wear the symbol at work. A document seen by The Sunday Telegraph discloses that ministers will argue that because it is not a...
  • One talented homeschooler: This 16-year-old made this coolest xtreme sports video!

    03/10/2012 5:24:14 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 15 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 3-10-12 | CleanTV
    Do you want to see an amazing video editing job by a 16-year-old homeschooler from North Carolina? Dylan of “Dylan’s Madness” captures ski jumpers having the epitome of xtreme fun. He choreographs each move, shifts to ultra-slow motion and synchs young, upbeat music to the skier’s every move. How on earth he edited this in less than 5 hours is beyond me. Cool stuff. Enjoy. Link to video at
  • Paul’s Georgia partisans grab Gingrich turf

    03/10/2012 5:21:09 PM PST · by VinL · 20 replies
    <p>Ron Paul's Georgia supporters succeeded in taking over a delegate-selection convention in a populous county on Saturday and nearly succeeded in another densely populated urban-suburban county.</p> <p>The Texas congressman's forces took over the DeKalb County delegate-selection convention in eastern metropolitan Atlanta. The mostly young, well-educated and well off Paul partisans nearly did so in Cobb County in northern metropolitan Atlanta, Republican convention participants in the state told The Washington Times.</p>
  • It’s Obamacare, Stupid

    03/10/2012 5:16:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 10, 2012
    It’s Obamacare, Stupid MAR 19 JEFFREY H. ANDERSON It’s not easy to lose 63 seats in a House election. Before 2010, the last time it had been done was when Joe DiMaggio was still patrolling center field for the New York Yankees. It’s even harder to pull off such a feat when exit polling shows that Americans were inclined to blame the prior president (a member of the other party) for the poor economy. This raises a question that Democrats and the media have been avoiding for the past 16 months: Just how did the Democrats do it? A new...
  • FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves

    03/10/2012 5:09:44 PM PST · by Lattero · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/10/2012 | Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem
    [...] These are just a few samples from the arsenal of degrading language Limbaugh deploys on women, people of color, lesbians and gays, immigrants, the disabled, the elderly, Muslims, Jews, veterans, environmentalists and so forth. Limbaugh doesn't just call people names. He promotes language that deliberately dehumanizes his targets. Like the sophisticated propagandist Josef Goebbels, he creates rhetorical frames -- and the bigger the lie the more effective -- inciting listeners to view people they disagree with as sub-humans. His longtime favorite term for women, "femi-nazi," doesn't even raise eyebrows anymore, an example of how rhetoric spreads when unchallenged by...
  • DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: Sheila Jackson Lee, Jan Schakowsky, Bill Maher (c word and t word)

    03/10/2012 5:08:57 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 3-2012 | dfu
    Sarah Palin is called the c word and the t word by Bill Maher. Maher gives a million dollars to Obama's SuperPac. Jackson Lee and Jan Schakowsky were given the opportunity to condemn the horrible comments, but they refused. Since the words are apparently not offensive to the congresswomen, they should enjoy singing along. TURN ON YOUR SPEAKERS AND HAVE FUN
  • Feeling racist? Blood pressure pill Propranolol may open hearts and minds

    A commonly prescribed drug used to treat high blood pressure may have the unintended benefit of muting racist thoughts in those who take it. A new Oxford University research study found that Propranolol, which works to combat high blood pressure, anxiety, migraines, and a number of heart ailments, affects the same part of the central nervous system that regulates subconscious attitudes on race.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ JUST FOR TODAY ~ 11 March 2012

    03/10/2012 5:00:08 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            JUST FOR TODAY As I go through some "troubles" in my own life, I've worked out this "formula" to help me be a useful and happy person. See if it doesn't work for you! JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will assume to be true what Abraham Lincoln said: "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." JUST FOR TODAY: I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. JUST FOR TODAY:...
  • White-dominated boards face legal threats over racial makeup

    Compton City Councilwoman Janna Zurita owes her Hispanic last name to a grandmother from Spain, whom she never met. Zurita considers her mother black and said her father “wants to be black” even though he “looks Latino.” Armed with 2010 census data, a network of attorneys is increasingly targeting local governments – from cities and school boards to hospital and community college districts – for not reflecting the demographics of their constituents. While the dispute in Compton, where Zurita’s race was under question, pitted Latino residents against the city’s traditionally black leadership, other cases seek to increase minority representation on...
  • Those pesky things called laws

    03/10/2012 4:57:46 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | George F. Will
    Those pesky things called laws by George F. Will 03/10/2012 WASHINGTON -- Two policies of the Obama administration illustrate an axiom: As government expands, its lawfulness contracts. Consider the administration's desire to continue funding UNESCO and to develop a national curriculum for primary and secondary education. In 1994, Congress stipulated that no U.S. funds shall go to "any affiliated organization" of the U.N. "which grants full membership as a state to any organization or group that does not have the internationally recognized attributes of statehood." Last October, UNESCO (the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) voted to confer membership on...