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  • Video: Zimmerman's Lawyers React To Eyewitness Account

    04/06/2012 8:43:38 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 73 replies ^ | 4/6/2012 | Ashleigh Banfield
    CNN's Ashleigh Banfield interviews George Zimmerman's lawyers, in reaction to an eyewitness account of the shooting.
  • Obama: Women are not an interest group

    04/06/2012 8:42:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday showered attention on helping women yet warned in the same motion that they should not be reduced to a uniform political bloc, declaring they are not an interest group and "shouldn't be treated that way." "When we talk about these issues that primarly impact women, we've got to realize that they are not just women's issues," he said at a White House forum on women and the economy.
  • Man arrested on robbery, battery charges in transvestite shootings

    04/06/2012 8:40:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | April 6, 2012 | Cynthia Roldan
    A Palm Beach Gardens man who Riviera Beach and West Palm Beach police say was shooting transvestite prostitutes has been arrested. On Friday, a judge ordered that 22-year-old Luis Rijo De Los Santos be held in lieu of $300,000 bail. De Los Santos, who already is facing charges of robbery with a firearm and aggravated battery with a firearm, may also be charged with first-degree murder, as one of the men he allegedly shot died from his injuries.
  • Chavez heading back to Cuba for cancer treatment

    04/06/2012 8:36:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2012
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he's heading back to Cuba on Saturday night for his next round of radiation therapy as part of his cancer treatment. Chavez made the announcement in a phone call broadcast on television Friday night.
  • Player cheats, refs miss it. Hockey player's ridiculously sneaky move (video)

    04/06/2012 8:35:25 PM PDT · by rawhide · 25 replies ^ | 4-5-12 | By Harrison Mooney | Puck Daddy
    The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings may have clinched a playoff spot well before Thursday's game ended, but they certainly didn't play like it. It was a hard-fought battle right to the final horn and then some, with the Sharks narrowly edging their divisional rivals 6-5 in a shootout. But don't let the high score fool you into thinking there weren't any big defensive plays. Why, Ryane Clowe's pokecheck on Jarrett Stoll with 3 minutes to go in the 3rd period stands out, and not just because it broke up a very threatening-looking 3-on-2 rush and potentially saved...
  • Thomas Kinkade, one of nation's most popular painters, dies suddenly in Los Gatos at 54

    04/06/2012 8:34:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 206 replies ^ | April 6, 2012 | Mike Rosenberg
    Thomas Kinkade, the "Painter of Light" and one of most popular artists in America, died suddenly Friday at his Los Gatos home. He was 54. His family said in a statement that his death appeared to be from natural causes. "Thom provided a wonderful life for his family,'' his wife, Nanette, said in a statement. "We are shocked and saddened by his death.'' His paintings are hanging in an estimated 1 of every 20 homes in the United States. Fans cite the warm, familiar feeling of his mass-produced works of art, while it has become fashionable for art critics to...
  • The Last Supper (skit; if this happened to another religion, heads would roll)

    04/06/2012 8:33:58 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    LAST SUPPERI am Catholic, and along with other Christians, this weekend we are celebrating the Holiest of days. Unlike the so-called "religion of peace," which has filled the world with unspeakable violence and misery, we have a sense of humor and are actually not threatened. If something like this was done about the ROP, there would be car bombings, suicide bombings, carnage, and mass death. That is their worthless and bankrupt culture. To Christians everywhere, may you have a blessed Easter.
  • What Is Divine Mercy? The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy Novena

    04/06/2012 8:25:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies ^ | not given | St. Faustina, Jesus Christ
    The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy The Divine Mercy Novena of Chaplets A novena is typically nine days of prayer in preparation of a celebration of a feast day. At the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy Novena is recited perpetually at the Hour of Great Mercy — the three o'clock hour. The Chaplet can be said anytime, but the Lord specifically asked that it be recited as a novena. He promised, "By this Novena (of Chaplets), I will grant every possible grace to souls." Intentions For each of the nine days, our Lord...
  • Sentenced to death for being old: The NHS denies life-saving treatment to the elderly, as one

    04/06/2012 8:23:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2012 | John Naish
    When Kenneth Warden was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer, his hospital consultant sent him home to die, ruling that at 78 he was too old to treat. Even the palliative surgery or chemotherapy that could have eased his distressing symptoms were declared off-limits because of his age. His distraught daughter Michele Halligan accepted the sad prognosis but was determined her father would spend his last months in comfort. So she paid for him to seen privately by a second doctor to discover what could be done to ease his symptoms. Thanks to her tenacity, Kenneth got the drugs and surgery...
  • Augusta National Golf Club Membership includes: - Warren Buffet, Sen Sam Nunn, Bill Gates

    04/06/2012 8:21:16 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies ^ | April 6 2012 | NLZ
    Notable current members include: Bill Gates, co-founder and chairman of Microsoft Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Sam Palmisano, former CEO of IBM Carl Sanders, former Governor of Georgia Sam Nunn, former United States Senator from Georgia Hugh L. McColl Jr., Former CEO of Bank of America
  • Caught on camera: two OWS protesters busted after recording vandalism for local TV

    04/06/2012 8:20:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, April 6, 2012, 2:05 PM | Joe Kemp
    Two Occupy Wall Street protesters were collared Thursday for vandalizing subways — a day after a local TV news station recorded the crime, cops said. Jeffrey Brewer, 34, and Aaron Minter, 40, spoke to NY1 News on Wednesday and allowed a news team to follow them as they placed decals on a subway car seats, cops said. The stickers read: “Priority Seating for the 1%.” After receiving a complaint about the underground shenanigans, police watched the news segment when it aired on TV, cops said. … Minter — who has prior arrests for burglary and menacing — gave the TV...

    04/06/2012 8:15:19 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Don Francisco sung by Dolly Parton
    If you want a true blessing on this, the most sacred of days, listen to this rendition of He's Alive. The most amazing part of the production of this song was that it was performed Live on National T.V. in 1989 during the Country Music Awards and what a blessing it was (and is). Whatever happens to us as a Nation, we must remember that this is truly what it is all about. I hope this blesses you as much as it has me. He's Alive! He's Alive! He's Alive and I'm Forgiven! (as I so desperately need His forgiveness)...
  • Insight: Key Democratic donors cool to pro-Obama Super PAC

    04/06/2012 8:11:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 6, 2012 | Alina Selyukh
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two months after President Barack Obama reluctantly embraced fundraising for big-money "Super PACs," many major Democratic donors still have not given to such political groups because they are dismayed by how PACs are being used in the presidential campaign. Billionaire investor George Soros and insurance executive Peter Lewis - who together have donated more than $50 million to Democratic political groups since 2004 - are among scores of donors close to the Obama campaign who remain on the sidelines as PACs that can receive unlimited donations seek to load up before the November election. Their reluctance helps...
  • The Rebirth of Birthers?

    04/06/2012 8:11:26 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 17 replies ^ | 4/6/12 | William Sullivan
    Two years, three months, and seven days after his inauguration, Barack Obama finally offered evidence to prove his eligibility for the presidency. On the White House website, officials posted an electronic document purported to be a scan of Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate. It was a grand "I told you so" moment for the media and the left, which had worked feverishly to marginalize "birthers" as the radical counterpart of the zany "truther." Birthers, on the other hand, merely demanded that the president, who is required by the Constitution to be a natural born American citizen, show proof of his...
  • Cardinal Keith O’Brien to Call on Christians to Wear the Cross [Scotland]

    04/06/2012 8:08:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    CHRISTIANS should wear a cross on their clothes every day as “a symbol of their beliefs”, according to the head of the Catholic Church in Scotland. In his Easter Sunday homily on Sunday, Cardinal Keith O’Brien will call on Christians to make the cross “more prominent in their lives”. Speaking at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh, he will tell them to “wear proudly a symbol of the cross of Christ on their garments each and every day of their lives”. He will say: “I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious...
  • Maryland offering $200 gift cards for dead snakehead fish

    04/06/2012 8:05:15 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 04/06/2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Getting paid to fish sounds like a dream come true to some. But does it have the same appeal if you're going up against a "fish from hell" that can travel on land and sink its teeth into a steel-toed boot?
  • Baa Baa Little Sheep: How private school abandoned nursery rhyme's lyrics…sparking PC accusations

    04/06/2012 8:01:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 06:07 EST, 6 April 2012 | UPDATED: 19:29 EST, 6 April 2012 | Claire Ellicott
    Quite what the little boy who lives down the lane would make of it is open to conjecture. But parents at one school made their feelings plain when they heard their children reciting “Baa Baa Little Sheep”. They accused the Ł2,700-a-term ($4,288.68 ATTOW) Park Hill primary school of changing the words from “Baa Baa Black Sheep” for the sake of political correctness. The school, in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, insists this was not the reason, and that the change was merely a way of teaching children to read by adding different words. Adults who attended its Easter concert, however, were...
  • Insiders Poll: Enthusiasm Wanes for Rubio as VP Pick; Rob Portman Rising

    04/06/2012 8:01:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/06/2012 | Alex Roarty and Peter Bell
    Political Insiders in both parties have noticeably cooled on the vice presidential prospects of Marco Rubio. Democratic and Republican strategists alike said Republican senator from Florida was the strongest GOP option for vice president in this week's National Journal Insiders Poll, but he carried only slim pluralities among both groups. That's a significant drop-off from the same survey taken in October, when 60 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of Democrats and considered him the party's best possible running mate. Now, just 34 percent of GOP insiders and 28 percent of Democrats say Rubio is the party's best hope...
  • Rick Santorum’s daughter Bella in the hospital again

    04/06/2012 7:56:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Some news just snaps all other news into perspective. The Santorum campaign sent out a statement today requesting prayers and privacy for their family, as their youngest daughter, Bella, is in the hospital. Hogan Gidley, National Communications Director, said: “Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital. The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery.” Rick Santorum had already announced a brief hiatus in campaigning. This is the second time this year that Bella, who suffers from a chromosomal condition called Trisomy 18, has had to be hospitalized. In January,...
  • Visiting the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is Now Possible Without Ever Leaving Your Home

    04/06/2012 7:55:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Holy Land is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. Every year millions of people come here to see and walk in the same places that Jesus once did two thousand years ago. But from now on it will not be necessary to travel to Jerusalem in order to visit every corner of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, a tour of the place where Jesus was buried after his crucifixion. Through the web, a virtual pilgrim can now walk through the streets of Jerusalem even if they are thousands of miles away. The website also...