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  • Suspicious Activity on the Rail Trail

    04/07/2012 1:58:19 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 26 replies
    So in my neighborhood, there is some kind of “controversy” involving school buses. Apparently the town needs additional tax revenue from homeowners (by way of property tax) to keep them going for the next year and now a referendum vote is on the ballot for the next town election. A “YES” vote would increase property taxes to keep the school bus program at status quo. A “NO” vote would keep taxes the same but cut the number of school buses for the coming school year and would force kids that live within a mile of their school to walk to...
  • 3 dead, 2 wounded in Tulsa shooting spree

    04/07/2012 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Thunderballer · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 7, 2012
    (CBS/AP) TULSA, Okla. - A spree of early-morning shootings within a one-mile span of north Tulsa in which three people were killed and two critically wounded has lead police to suspect the same attacker or attackers are behind them. All five of the victims were shot within an hour, and within a 1-mile radius of each other, police sources tell CBS News, and all five victims were out walking when they were shot. Police are speculating that the shootings were racially motivated because all of the victims are black; it is not believed the victims knew one another. Police won't...
  • Neo-Nazis Patrol Where Trayvon Martin Killed

    04/07/2012 1:24:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    A heavily armed troop of neo-Nazis are goose-stepping around the Florida town where Trayvon Martin was killed. Members of the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement are patrolling Sanford, proclaiming they are prepared for violence in case of a race riot, its commander Jeff Schoep told the Miami New Times. "We are not the type of white people who are going to be walked all over," he said. "Whenever there is one of these racially charged events, Al Sharpton goes wherever blacks need him. We do similar things," he added. "We are a white civil rights organization." He said the patrols will...
  • Warren Hatch: Housing Market Recovery Could Happen Faster Than Anyone Expects

    04/07/2012 1:18:54 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 28 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 04/07/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    There was an interesting post by Warren Hatch (chief investment strategist at Catalpa Capital Advisor) entitled “Why The Housing Recovery Could Happen Faster Than Anyone Expects.” He argues that the U.S. housing market is “shovel ready.” Where have I heard that before? Oh, now I remember. President Obama touted “shovel ready” projects in his pleading for the $800 million stimulus package. The basis of his argument is that the NAHB/Wells Fargo homebuilder confidence index is rising. And he argues that this index has a strong correlation with housing starts of 0.7. Here is his chart: Is this a compelling argument?...
  • Did the ND GOP railroad state delegates to give Romney the most delegates?

    04/07/2012 1:17:13 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 2 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7 April 2012
    From everything I’ve read and the video below, it sure sounds like it. Basically, around 1700 state convention delegates showed up to vote for 25 out of around 100 delegates to represent the state as delegates at the national convention. However, instead of getting a ballot with all 100 delegates listed out for selection, the voters got a ballot with 25 suggested delegates, most of whom have voiced their support for Mitt Romney. The ballot also had 25 blank lines in the second column, but the names of the delegates they were to choose from were projected on a screen...
  • Following the Truth: Follow Me… [into Holy Week]

    04/07/2012 1:13:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | Apr 1st, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Follow Me… Apr 1st, 2012by Gary Zimak.  As Jesus passed on from there,He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. (Matthew 9:9)As we head into the final 2 weeks our Spiritual Exercises retreat, I just wanted to reach out and share a few thoughts. Today, with the celebration of Palm Sunday, we enter into the holiest week of the year. Over the next five days, on my nightly radio show, we’ll meditate on Our Lord’s Passion and death. As we do this, we’ll recognize...
  • Nasty Joy Behar Mocks Sarah Palin

    04/07/2012 1:11:56 PM PDT · by hattend · 48 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 07, 2012 | 13:34 | Scott Whitlock
    A nasty Joy Behar on Wednesday appeared on MSNBC's Last Word to attack conservative women such as Sarah Palin and Nikki Haley. Talking to the ultra-liberal Lawrence O'Donnell, Behar mocked, "Shouldn't [Palin] be turning letters somewhere on some game show at this point? Why is she still involved in the conversation politically?" Palin's sin, according to Behar? Daring to opine on who Mitt Romney should pick as his vice presidential choice. Behar had more insults for the governor of South Carolina, who recently appeared on her ABC show, The View. Regarding Haley's comment that women don't really care about the...
  • Mitt Romney’s Fully Documented Liberal Left-Wing Social and Fiscal Record

    04/07/2012 1:06:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    SteveDeace.com ^ | 17 February 2012 | Gregg Jackson
    This is for everyone to read and understand, of course, but I hope value voters in both Michigan and Arizona read, understand, and share this article. I find it absurd that so many celebrity “conservatives” and “pro-family” and “pro-life” Christians continue to promote Romney as a Reagan Conservative when Romney’s actual record shows that he is an across the board liberal. Barack Obama in a Reagan Costume. Mitt Romney, Fiscal and Social Liberal: • Unilaterally, illegally & unconstitutionally instituted same-sex “marriage” falsely claiming the “court ordered him to.” Proof here and here • Signed the forerunner to Obamacare (Romneycare) into...
  • Marine takes aim at military's free speech limit

    04/07/2012 1:02:21 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 14 replies
    cbs.news ^ | April 5, 2012 | CBs news
    The Marine Corps has said that it decided to take administrative action after Stein declared on Facebook that he would not follow unlawful orders from Obama.
  • The Largest Short-Term Threat to Humanity: The Fuel Pools of Fukushima

    04/07/2012 1:00:29 PM PDT · by Errant · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | April 7, 2012 | na
    We noted days after the Japanese earthquake that the biggest threat was from the spent fuel rods in the fuel pool at Fukushima unit number 4, and not from the reactors themselves...
  • Here we go again...black tourist knocked down inconscious, then robbed by gang of white thugs

    04/07/2012 12:53:50 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 22 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 04/07/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    I am sure Obama will issue a statement saying "If I had a son, he would look exactly like the victim of this attack"
  • Bank wants Missouri Rep. Cleaver [D-MO] to pay $1.5 million on car wash loan

    04/07/2012 12:46:12 PM PDT · by Justaham · 23 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 4/6/12 | Steve Kraske and Dave Helling
    U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's car wash headache is raging once again. The bank that loaned the Kansas City congressman and his wife $1.3 million in 2002 to buy the Grandview Auto Wash at 12204 Blue Ridge Extension is now demanding payment of more than $1.5 million, after the Cleavers repeatedly fell behind on repaying the loan. The suit, filed last week in Jackson County Circuit Court, said the demand for repayment came after three attempts to delay foreclosure. Bank of America also is seeking attorney’s fees and a receiver to protect collateral. “The Cleaver Company failed and refused, and continues...
  • Woo hoo!! Our 2nd quarter 2012 FReepathon is well underway!! [Thread IV]

    04/07/2012 12:44:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 537 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 7, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! The first week of our second quarter 2012 Freepathon is nearly complete and we've raised approximately the first eight percent. This is Easter weekend so I'm sure it will be slow, but our Freepathon thread will remain open for business 24/7. One percent per day keeps the 404 away. Happy Easter everyone!! No matter who wins the nomination or the election, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire. We're hoping for the tea party rebellion of 2010 to continue in November. It's unlikely that we're going to have a conservative...
  • SIMMONS: Bill Cosby weighs in on Trayvon Martin case

    04/07/2012 12:30:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 140 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2012 | Deborah Simmons
    “The gun.” Those two simple words flowed easily from the mouth of social commentator Bill Cosby during an exclusive interview Friday regarding the Trayvon Martin case, arguably the most high-profile, citizen-on-citizen U.S. slaying facing the Obama administration. Trayvon was killed Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, who told police that a “confrontation” with the unarmed 17-year-old led him to shoot in self-defense. Mr. Cosby, a Navy veteran, said “the gun” empowered Mr. Zimmerman, whose actions have stirred a firestorm of debate, protests and remarks from President Obama. “We’ve got to get the gun out of the...
  • Defiant Syria is upgrading its military capabilities

    04/07/2012 12:25:32 PM PDT · by klpt · 6 replies
    Jpost ^ | 04/06/2012 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Despite the ongoing internal unrest, Syria is continuing to upgrade its military capabilities and recently declared a number of new surface-to-air missile systems (SAMs) operational. Over the past year, Syria has received a number of SA- 17 batteries from Russia under a deal signed several years ago. Two batteries are already reportedly operational and deployed along Syria’s border with Lebanon. A third is undergoing training. As a result, the IDF has modified the way it flies in the North and particularly when conducting missions over Lebanon, where it continues to fly to gather intelligence on Hezbollah activities.
  • Jordan Powers Leaves James Hooker (18-year-old told her former boyfriend when he called from jail)

    04/07/2012 12:24:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    18-year-old told her former boyfriend he was done after he called from jail. Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 The teenage girlfriend of a former Modesto high school teacher, who left his family and job to be with her, has left him. Jordan Powers, 18, left 41-year-old James Hooker after he was arrested this week on charges of oral copulation with a minor at a high school he once taught at. "He called me from jail and I told him we're done," Powers told ABC's Good Morning America. The couple made international headlines after Hooker left his job and family to move...
  • Tarpon Springs Neighbor Gets Slugged for Petting Dog, Police Say

    04/07/2012 12:20:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Apr 03, 2012
    Relations in the neighborhood were already strained when Michelle Sieber argued with her 69-year-old neighbor just before 7 a.m. Monday about the noise the night before, according to police. Then Sieber's dog got out. The neighbor petted the Great Dane. Sieber warned him not to touch her dog. "What are you going to do ... hit me?" the neighbor asked, according to police. Sieber was arrested early Monday morning for doing exactly that, police said. She punched her 69-year-old neighbor in the left shoulder, according to Tarpon Springs police, and was charged with battery on a person 65 years or...
  • It Didn't Start With Dateline NBC (Flashback - "exploding" GM trucks)

    04/07/2012 12:17:33 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies
    Walter Olson. com ^ | June 21, 2012 | Walter Olson
    An "electronic Titanic"--as Howard Rosenberg of the Los Angeles Times called it---"an unprecedented disaster in the annals of network news, and perhaps the biggest TV scam since the Quiz Scandals." To many, NBC's Dateline fiasco seemed a freak, a bizarre departure from accepted network standards. Would any half-awake news organization have helped stage a crash test that was rigged to get a particular outcome? Or concealed from the public key elements--the hidden rockets, the over-filled tank, the loose gas cap? Or entrusted its judgment to axe-grinding "experts" who were deeply involved in litigating against the expose's target? Or, after questions...
  • Romney is a Manufactured Candidate (January 20, 20100

    04/07/2012 12:15:41 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 44 replies
    LibertyCounselAction.org ^ | January 20, 2010 | Steve Baldwin
    A few weeks ago an individual hereinafter referred to as, "the letter writer," circulated a letter urging conservative and evangelical leaders to get behind Mitt Romney’s presidential bid. We, the above listed individuals, have decided to respond with the argument that a Romney candidacy would be disastrous for the conservative movement and for the country. Romney’s Business Management Experience Does Not Guarantee He Will Govern As A Conservative One of the primary arguments presented by the letter writer is that Romney’s business management experience and his allegedly outstanding performance managing the state of Massachusetts thereby qualifies him to not only...
  • Romney Opposed The 2003 Bush Tax Cuts (January 7, 2008)

    04/07/2012 12:12:19 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    SC Hotline ^ | January 7, 2008
    Thompson for President press release Romney Opposed The 2003 Bush Tax Cuts “In 2003, the Governor refused to endorse the Bush tax cuts, earning the praise of Massachusetts liberal congressman Barney Frank.” (“The Romney Record: Promise and Puzzlement,” Club For Growth, www.clubforgrowth.org, accessed 9/12/07) Romney Said He “Won’t Be A Cheerleader” For Tax Cut Proposals He Disagrees With. “According to the observer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Romney told the delegation that he ‘won’t be a cheerleader’ for proposals he doesn’t agree with, ‘but I have to keep a solid relationship with the White House.’” (Wayne Washington and Glen...
  • Voice forensics experts cast doubt on Orlando Sentinel analysis of Trayvon Martin 911 tape

    04/07/2012 12:07:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 6, 2012 | Chuck Rudd
    Voice recognition experts who spoke to The Daily Caller questioned the methodology and conclusions of a voice-identification analysis published by the Orlando Sentinel on March 31. Using two different forensic methods, the Sentinel’s chosen authorities determined that a scream heard in the background of a widely aired 911 call was not that of George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26 A police recording of the call captured part of the struggle that ended Martin’s life. The Sentinel’s reporting has landed a blow against Zimmerman’s self-defense claims, suggesting that it was Martin, not Zimmerman, who...
  • Coral Links Ice Sheet Collapse to Ancient 'Mega Flood'

    04/07/2012 12:01:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | April 3, 2012 | U of Oxford
    Previous research could not accurately date the sea-level rise but now an Aix-Marseille University-led team, including Oxford University scientists Alex Thomas and Gideon Henderson, has confirmed that the event occurred 14,650-14,310 years ago at the same time as a period of rapid climate change known as the Bølling warming... During the Bølling warming high latitudes of the Northern hemisphere warmed as much as 15 degrees Celsius in a few tens of decades. The team has used dating evidence from Tahitian corals to constrain the sea level rise to within a period of 350 years, although the actual rise may well...
  • Romney's Pro-Life Conversion: Myth or Reality? (June 14, 2007)

    04/07/2012 12:01:16 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 14, 2007 | RICK KLEIN and Jake Tapper
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has long cited a November 2004 meeting with a Harvard stem cell researcher as the moment that changed his long-held stance of supporting abortion rights to his current "pro-life" position opposing legal abortion. But several actions Romney took mere months after that meeting call into question how deep-seated his conversion truly was. Within two months of his epiphany on this issue, Romney appointed to a judgeship a Democrat who was an avowed supporter of abortion rights. In May 2005, Romney also declared his support for a House bill lifting President Bush's ban on federal funding...
  • California Dad Killed Shielding Son From Gunfire

    04/07/2012 11:55:14 AM PDT · by Raymann · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/7/12 | Newscore
    Family and friends staged a candlelight vigil late Friday for a California dad who died after he used his body to shield his son from gunfire. Fredrick Martin, 28, pushed his son to the ground after a gunman opened fire on him and his son in Inglewood, Calif., on Tuesday evening, KTLA reported. He was hit several times in the stomach and chest and later died in a hospital.
  • Education As The Road To Serfdom

    04/07/2012 11:51:36 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 10 replies
    "Real Reagan Conservative" ^ | April 6, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The Latin root of educate is to "lead out from," as Moses led the Jews out from Egypt. The original concept was that children are living in ignorance, and we would naturally want to lead them from that world into a better world. A world where they know more and have more options. Freedom is central to this original concept. As you become educated --that is, as you learn more--you move from less freedom to more freedom. When George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and the other founders talked about public education, they were clearly thinking of schools that would liberate children....
  • Sanford (FL) Police deny any indication of neo-Nazis patrolling

    04/07/2012 11:45:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    LegalInsurrection.com ^ | 4/7/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Did anyone bother to contact the Sanford Police? I did, and the Sanford Police deny any indication of Neo-Nazi groups patrolling in Sanford. Here’s the e-mail exchange: My initial e-mail (which included an embedded link to the Memeorandum thread): “There are a number of reports in the media that Neo-Nazis are conducting armed patrols in Sanford. Can you confirm or deny whether this is true, and provide any information you have on the subject? If someone is able to get back to me as soon as possible (and before Monday) that would be appreciated, since such rumors are spreading.” Response...
  • George Soros predicts riots, police state and class war for America (from the architect himself)

    04/07/2012 11:42:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    RT.com ^ | 25 January, 2012
    George Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management (AFP Photo / Brendan SMIALOWSKI) Billionaire investor George Soros has a new prediction for America. While it might be as dire as it gets for the financial wiz, this bet concerns more than just the value of the buck. According to Soros, there's about to be an all-out class war.Soros, 81, previously bet against the British pound in the early 90s and made $1 billion off its collapse. In the years since, he’s remained active in investing, but also in advocacy. He’s helped keep Wikipedia afloat thanks to impressive contributions and through...
  • Will physicians lower their guard?

    04/07/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 7, 2012 | Editorial
    Health care costs have risen in part because doctors order all manner of superfluous tests and treatments in the event they need to prove to a jury their treatment met or exceeded standards for care. If the extra measures actually prevented adverse outcomes, so much the better. Two studies in 2010 found as many as 92 percent of physicians make medical decisions with an eye toward keeping trial lawyers at bay. Defensive medicine has never been without its critics, but since the dawn of Obamacare, it has come under fire from medical researchers and even physicians' groups for making care...
  • "Seasoned” NBC News producer fired, still anonymous

    04/07/2012 11:33:59 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/7/2012 | Jim Treacher
    The New York Times, which hasn’t been reporting on NBC News editing George Zimmerman’s 911 call to make him sound like a racist, is finally doing so. Brian Stelter writes: NBC News has fired a producer who was involved in the production of a misleading segment about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. The person was fired on Thursday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the disciplinary action who declined to be identified discussing internal company matters. They also declined to name the fired producer. A spokeswoman for NBC News declined to comment. The action came in the...
  • Barack Obama blackmailed by Vladimir Putin, betrays United States and her Allies

    04/07/2012 11:30:36 AM PDT · by Shery · 20 replies
    http://www.Coachisright.com ^ | 4.07.2012 | Coach Collins
    While the American media provide cover for the Constitutionally ineligible Barack Hussein Obama, Vladimir Putin and the nation of Russia are reaping a treasure trove of defense secrets and missile technology by threatening to reveal the true history of the Manchurian Candidate. Obama has spent millions to prevent his personal story being revealed to the American public. Records have been destroyed, information hidden, false claims advanced, potential whistleblowers threatened and official documents forged. Enabled by a complicit media and the craven cowardice of political opponents, the most egregious felonies in the nation’s history have served to make the American people...
  • The Fifteen Promises Granted to Those Who Recite the Rosary [Catholic Caucus]

    04/07/2012 11:30:15 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    TheMostHolyRosary.com ^ | not given | The MostHolyRosary.com via prophecy of the BVM
      The Fifteen Promises Granted to those who Recite the Rosary The Fifteen Promises of Mary Granted to those who Recite the RosaryThe Glory of St DominicGuido Reni 1613 A.D. FrescoSan Domenico, Bologna The Blessed Virgin Mary promised to Saint Dominic and to all who follow that "Whatever you ask in the Rosary will be granted." She left for all Christians Fifteen Promises to those who recite the Holy Rosary. Imparted to Saint Dominic and Blessed Alan Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces. I promise my special protection and the greatest...
  • Obama marks Easter holiday and Jewish Passover as time to celebrate redemption (Barf)

    04/07/2012 11:23:48 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 7, 2012
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is marking the Easter holiday and Jewish Passover, calling it a "time to celebrate redemption at God's hand." Obama says in his weekly radio and Internet address the holidays help connect Americans to their past and "give us strength as we face the future."
  • In Mass., Romney raised taxes, fees

    04/07/2012 11:01:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    UnionLeader.com ^ | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:00 am | DEROY MURDOCK
    Hot on the heels of his eight-vote Iowa-caucus landslide, Willard Mitt Romney is crisscrossing New Hampshire before Tuesday's key primary. Romney is masquerading as a limited-government, free-market executive from next-door Massachusetts. From the Golden Gate to the Granite State, voters should greet Romney's impersonation with a quarry full of skepticism. In fact, Romney increased taxes by $309 million, mainly on corporations. These tax hikes, described by Romney apologists as loophole closures, totaled $128 million in 2003, $95.5 in 2004, and $85 million in 2005. That final year, Romney proposed $170 million in higher business taxes, the Boston Globe reports. However,...
  • New video offers a glimpse inside federal agency's lavish Las Vegas conference

    04/07/2012 11:00:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    cnn.com ^ | April 7, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- Congressional investigators are accusing the General Services Administration of violating its employee gift limit with rewards of iPods, digital cameras and other electronics, just as a video emerged of a lavish conference that shows employees drinking and making jokes about wasteful spending. The video, obtained by The Huffington Post on Friday, offers a glimpse inside the agency's $820,000 conference in Las Vegas. It has prompted taxpayer outrage, embarrassed the administration and put a spotlight on the wasteful spending by the agency that acts as a real estate agency for the federal government.
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Republican Primary Pennsylvania GOP: Santorum 42%, Romney 38%

    04/07/2012 10:58:41 AM PDT · by Sun · 25 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | April 05, 2012 | Staff
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum holds a four-point lead in his home state in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the upcoming Pennsylvania Republican Primary. A new statewide telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely GOP Primary Voters support Santorum, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picks up 38% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul earns seven percent (7%), and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at six percent (6%). Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • The Wons will celebrate anything, even things they hate, to get re-elected!

    04/07/2012 10:53:39 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-7-2012 | MOTUS
    As if Big Guy would use his Passover message to politicize anything. Just because we’re in the middle of the most important reelection campaign in the history of the world: The story of the Exodus is thousands of years old, but it remains as relevant as ever. Throughout our history, there are those who have targeted the Jewish people for harm - a fact we were so painfully reminded of just a few weeks ago in Toulouse. Just as throughout history, there have been those who have sought to oppress others because of their faith, ethnicity or color of their...
  • Terminus Part 2: Divide to Conquer

    04/07/2012 10:51:50 AM PDT · by fporretto · 3 replies
    Liberty's Torch ^ | April 7, 2012 | Francis W. Porretto
    Divide et impera. Divide to conquer. Julius Caesar knew it. He wasn't the first. He's certainly not the last. Robert A. Heinlein made use of the concept in The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress: "Manuel, you wish to see Luna free." "You know I do." "You also know that Terra can defeat us." "Sure. No projection ever gave us anything close to even money. So don't see why you set out to antagonize-- "Please. Since they can inflict their will on us, our only chance lies in weakening their will. That was why we had to go to Terra. To...
  • Climate change vs. Easter bunnies (This is HUGH!)

    04/07/2012 10:49:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | Apr. 5, 2012 | Dean Kuipers
    Easter is still a great day for worship, candy in baskets, pagan equinox rituals and running around the yard finding eggs, but every year it gets quite a bit worse for bunnies. And no, not because the kids like to pull their ears. The culprit is climate change, and the folks at Climate Nexus found that rising temperatures are having adverse effects on at least five species of rabbit in the U.S.
  • President Claims Court Ruling Against Health Care Law Would Be Unprecedented

    04/07/2012 10:49:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 April 2012 | John Semmens
    In an effort to try to nudge the Supreme Court toward a favorable decision on his signature legislative accomplishment, President Obama argued that overturning the Affordable Care Act would be “unprecedented.” “Both Congress and the Executive have already assessed the constitutionality of this law,” Obama asserted. “We wouldn’t have approved it if it were unconstitutional.” The president said that “the fact that two branches of the government have already come down on the side of the law’s constitutionality should be enough. Frankly, I’m surprised that the Court is even bothering to take up the issue. In a best-out-of-three play-off they...
  • Videos of $800K GSA conference surface

    04/07/2012 10:46:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/7/12 | BYRON TAU
    The Huffington Post obtains a series of embarrassing videos taken at the General Services Administration's 2010 Western Region Conference that show GSA employees destroying office property, drinking, singing "Luck be a Lady," flashings dollar bills, rapping about taxpayer-funded travel and government pay raises, blowing bubbles through hula hoops, and palling around with an "angry clown." The conference made headlines this week when an Inspector General report found a pattern of excessive spending, waste and possible fraud on the pricey, taxpayer-funded Las Vegas conference, where organizers went out of their way to organize a lavish,
  • Taki Magazine under web attack?

    04/07/2012 10:42:41 AM PDT · by Jonah Johansen · 10 replies
    Taki Magazine ^ | April 5, 2012 | John Derbyshire
    TItle form John Derbyshires site April 5, 2012 Taki's Magazine The Talk: Nonblack Version Teach your children well.
  • Our Contemptuous President [Mark Steyn]

    04/07/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/7/2012 | Mark Steyn
    As Bob Hope and Bing Crosby observed in Road to Bali:He gets his shirts straight from Paris Cigarettes from the Nile He talks like a highbrow But he plays Chicago style . . . I’ve no idea where President Obama gets his shirts and smokes, but he certainly talks like a highbrow, sufficiently so to persuade presidential historian Michael Beschloss to pronounce him the day after the 2008 election “the smartest president ever.” Yet, in the end, he plays Chicago style. You can take the community organizer out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of the community...
  • As Trayvon Martin riots loom, the STORM manifesto displays relevance

    04/07/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 33 replies
    I was listening to a local talk show discussing Trayvon Martin and how potential riots are coming, and one of the comments of a caller hit me: Rodney King. We're dealing with revolutionaries here - there are no coincidences. So I whipped out my trusty copy of the Reclaiming Revolution manifesto and flipped a few pages. Right there on page 5,(or section 2 1:50) is where it mentions how Roots Against War(RAW - STORM's predecessor) helped organize the protests behind the Rodney King riots. As I made note of not too long ago, Van Jones is a self-described communist.(And the...
  • Looking For Info On Ft Myers Florida Area

    04/07/2012 10:34:02 AM PDT · by clifcrds · 46 replies
    My wife and I are about 5 to 7 years away from retirement and we were looking to buy a retirement home in the Fort Myers / Cape Coral Florida area. I would greatly appreciate it if any "freepers" would just give me a few “what to look fors” and “what to lookout fors” when buying a home in the area. We are already aware of the “Chinese drywall” issues. Thanks - clifcrds
  • (Crappy Commie Architecture) An Extremely Creepy Tour of an Abandoned Soviet Monument in Bulgaria

    04/07/2012 10:31:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 6, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    An Extremely Creepy Tour of an Abandoned Soviet Monument in Bulgaria Remember those derelict Bulgarian war memorials that resemble space fortresses? Well, it turns out they're just as otherworldly inside. Here's one intrepid urban explorer's journey into the shadowy corridors of the shuttered Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship memorial in Varna, Bulgaria. It's also a case study on why you never tour old Soviet monuments alone. In its Communist heyday, the "Park-Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship" contained an eternal flame, a bomb shelter, and a tourism center. Loudspeakers would also blast Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 on constant loop. The center opened in...
  • Tea partyers trying to retire Sens. Lugar, Hatch

    04/07/2012 10:29:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/7/12 | Tom LoBianco - AP
    Indianapolis (AP) -- Sen. Richard Lugar sounded wistful in his gratitude when he thanked supporters packed in the skybox of the Indiana Pacers' home court, as though he could see the approaching end of a political career that has spanned nearly half a century. "I thank all of you, the 50 or 60 of you who are co-sponsors of the rally. We appreciate very much your willingness to put your own names on the line and be helpful in bringing together this assembly," said the 80-year-old Indiana Republican who was first elected to the Senate in 1976. That characteristically understated...
  • Effort underway to turn Texas into winner-take-all state [could affect Romney]

    04/07/2012 10:27:04 AM PDT · by publius321 · 54 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 4/6/2012 | Caroline May
  • Arby's Is Messing with the Wrong Slice of America

    04/07/2012 10:21:27 AM PDT · by radioone · 92 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | April 6, 2012 | John Hudson
    On Wednesday, Arby's inflamed the conservative blogosphere with the announcement on Twitter that it will no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh's show. Big mistake. The statement probably would've blown over, like all the rest of them, but Arby's moves following the announcement have awakened a sleeping giant. Shortly after its statement, the Arby's Twitter account went on a rampage blocking users who disagreed with the franchise, as Twitchy reported:
  • Alpha, Gemologist Clash in Wood Memorial

    04/07/2012 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Holen1 · 8 replies
    The Bloodhorse ^ | April 5, 2012 2:38 PM | Jason Shandler
    With Union Rags going down in the Florida Derby (gr. I) last weekend, there is room for a new No. 1 on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) trail. Perhaps it will come from one of the main contenders in the $1 million Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Either Withers (gr. III) winner Alpha or the undefeated Gemologist could lay claim to the top spot if they were to impressively win on Saturday, and those two will lead a field of eight in the 1 1/8-mile race....
  • (GSA) Gov’t splurge jerks mock $$ waste

    04/07/2012 10:15:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    ny post ^ | April 7, 2012 | Todd Venezia
    Workers at the General Services Administration think wasting taxpayer money is so hilarious, they can’t help singing about it! A shocking new video has surfaced showing an employee for the embattled agency wearing sunglasses and performing a wild rap song in which he jokes about blowing public dough on lavish perks. The musical celebration of careless spending was so well received by other GSA workers, they actually gave it the top prize in a talent show held during a notorious 2010 junket to Las Vegas in which the federal agency blew $820,000 on a four-day bash. In the short video...