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  • Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC

    04/07/2012 8:49:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 7, 2012 | Chris Francescani
    (Reuters) - NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according the president of network's news division. The edit in question, which aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week, made it appear that Zimmerman told police that Martin was black without being prompted, when, in fact, the full tape reveals that the neighborhood watch captain only did so when responding to a question posed by a dispatcher. Under growing public pressure...
  • The TSA’s Freudian Craigslist Slip "[b]e part of a imperious security team protecting airports ..."

    04/07/2012 8:43:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | April 2, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    The TSA’s Freudian Craigslist Slip Either someone just attempted the subtlest of jabs at our nation's force of uncomfortably invasive rent-a-cops or the recruiters at the Transportation Security Administration need to invest in a better thesaurus. A job posting on the Ann Arbor, Michigan Craigslist invites would-be screeners to "[b]e part of a imperious security team protecting airports and skies as you proudly establish your future." Imperious, indeed. The definition of imperious is "domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing." The definition from Google is even better, describing it as "assuming authority without justification." If it was a joke...
  • Breitbart Autopsy Completed: Medical Examiner “Final Cause of Death Deferred”

    04/07/2012 8:36:20 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 96 replies
    Sinclaire News ^ | MARCH 2, 2012 | Lawrence Sinclaire
    At 7:11 PM Eastern Time Craig Harvey from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiners office returned our call seeking information on the Autopsy of Andrew Breitbart. According to Harvey: “We have completed the autopsy examination, the final cause of death has been deferred. We have ordered additional toxicology and Microscopic test and we expect to have those completed and the cause of death determined in four to six weeks.” According to sources who wish to remain anonymous who are in the Los Angeles area say preliminary results from the LA County Coroner indicate “massive heart attack.”
  • entitlement junkies take what they can get

    04/07/2012 8:32:15 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 15 replies
    Gary Foss THE OP-ED REVIEW - Email | April 7, 2012 | Gary Foss / Charles Sykes
    Milton Friedman may have argued that there is no such thing as a free lunch, but you’d have a hard time convincing millions of Americans of that today. They know better – or at least they think they do. A record 46.5 million Americans rely on food stamps, and in 2010 the federal government paid out more money in the form of benefits than it collected in federal income taxes. But perhaps the most striking measure of the success of the entitlement state has been the way it’s eroded the stigma of being on the dole, while spreading dependency as...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Divorce and Remarriage

    04/07/2012 8:31:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | 2004 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Divorce and Remarriageby Sebastian R. FamaIt is a sad fact of life that divorce has become an all-too-common occurrence. Many marriages that began with joy and hope end in bitter separation. Unfortunately, the Church is not immune to this problem. As with marriage, many view the Church’s position on divorce and remarriage as archaic and unrealistic. But the Church’s position is nothing more than the direct teaching of Christ. In Luke 16:18 we hear Jesus saying: "Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery."Paul says essentially...
  • DHS To Grant Illegal Aliens “Unlawful Presence Waivers”

    04/07/2012 8:18:34 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 28 replies ^ | April 02, 2012 | Judicial Watch
    In its quest to implement stealth amnesty, the Obama Administration is working behind the scenes to halt the deportation of certain illegal immigrants by granting them “unlawful presence waivers.” The new measure would apply to illegal aliens who are relatives of American citizens. Here is how it would work, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement posted in today’s Federal Register, the daily journal of the U.S. government; the agency will grant “unlawful presence waivers” to illegal aliens who can prove they have a relative that’s a U.S. citizen. Currently such aliens must return to their native country...
  • Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation sides with Iran over fallen U.S. Marines

    04/07/2012 8:15:12 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 8 April 12 | Unattributed
    A U.S. court found Iran responsible for the 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks bombing that killed 241 Marines, soldiers and sailors. Iranian assets are frozen in the U.S. and the surviving families of those U.S. servicemen deserve to be compensated using those assets. Unfortunately, the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is working to see that the money goes, not to the Marine families, but back to Iran, the world’s foremost sponsor of Jihadist terrorism.
  • Crowd Beats, Strips & Robs Tourist On St. Patrick’s Day; Incident Caught On Camera

    04/07/2012 8:11:54 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 70 replies
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Caught on camera– a tourist being beaten in downtown Baltimore and instead of helping him, a crowd laughs and steals his belongings.
  • Deputies: Two People Shot And Killed During Burglary

    04/07/2012 8:11:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies ^ | April 7, 2012
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -- Spartanburg County deputies are investigating a burglary, where two people were shot and killed. The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office says it happened shortly after midnight Saturday at the 300 Building of Lee’s Crossing Apartments on Powell Mill Road. When deputies arrived they found two people lying on the ground outside the apartment window behind several air conditioning units. Deputies say the resident of the apartment building shot the two suspects. One suspect died on the scene, the other was taken to the hospital where he died. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger says Michael Deangelo Gentry-Hill Jr....
  • 'King of Kraut' Doesn't Mind Revealing Secrets

    04/07/2012 8:10:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    Dallas Flynn shimmies up a chair to the 30-gallon Red Wing crock, lays what looks like the world's first mandoline cutter across the top and begins sawing a half head of cabbage back and forth across the blades. "If you have a big belly, it helps to keep it in place," he explains, showing how he uses his impressive girth to steady the vegetable cutter. All hail the King of Kraut. Flynn is a retired business owner and renaissance man whose sauerkraut has sweetened the pantries of many Frazee-area homes. The secret to his success: a recipe from his Bohemian...
  • Burned Chicken Wings Land SD Man In Jail

    04/07/2012 8:06:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KDLT ^ | April 03, 2012
    A federal parolee found himself back behind bars in South Dakota after burning some chicken wings. Emergency workers in Mitchell on Monday responded to a report of a fire in an apartment. Police say the apartment had filled with smoke when the resident fell asleep while cooking chicken wings in the oven.
  • Clinton marks Rwanda genocide annivesary

    04/07/2012 8:00:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | April 7, 2012
    US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Saturday said Washington was committed to working with the Rwandan government toward reconciliation as she marked the 18th anniversary of the genocide. "The United States stands in solidarity with the Rwandan people, and we admire their resilience and the enormous strides they have made in recovering from that unspeakable event," said the top US diplomat, marking the killings of 800,000 people over roughly 100 days of bloodshed in 1994. "We are committed to working with the government and people of Rwanda to complete their recovery and move forward toward a future of reconciliation,...
  • Trayvon Martin Case: George Zimmerman not being charged

    04/07/2012 7:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 190 replies
    Chicago Now Blog ^ | April 7, 2012 | Don Ellis
    I was told that the State of Florida is going to announce on Tuesday that there is not enough evidence to prosecute George Zimmerman. This is a tip I got from a very close friend who would not make this up. This person is very close to the Seminole County FL Sheriff's Department, and says that the cops are already getting ready for trouble in Sanford. Again I have no confirmation of this outside of my source, but I do trust this person with my life.
  • 18-Year-Old Chicago Man Dies Over a Pair of Sneakers in Gary, Ind.

    04/07/2012 7:56:35 PM PDT · by LuigiBonnafini · 25 replies
    A Chicago man who recently moved to Gary, Indiana to try and turn his life around, lost it over a pair of sneakers. Sergio Pinex, 18, was returning from a store with a friend Thursday morning, walking down 23rd Avenue in Gary, when two vehicles pulled up next to them and stopped. A man with a gun got out and demanded money and the men’s shoes.
  • World's Most Expensive Sushi

    04/07/2012 7:48:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, April 05, 2012
    Renowned "Karat chef" Angelito Araneta Jr. places African diamonds on top of pearls to re-create his Guiness World Record for most expensive sushi in Manila. Araneta was recognized by the Guinness Book World of Records in June 2010 as the maker of the World's Most Expensive Sushi, costing 91,800 pesos (US$ 1,978.15) for five pieces. ( Angelito "Karat Chef" Araneta Jr., 24, looks at his edible Water Dragon sculpture made of gum-paste icing inside a restaurant in Manila January 20, 2012. The sculpture is coated with 24k gold leaf and adorned with 17 Mikimoto pearls and two diamonds on the...
  • Trayvon Martin mural in Elmwood Park draws mixed reactions

    04/07/2012 7:44:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | April 7, 2012, | Julia Terruso
    ELMWOOD PARK — Just as the killing of Trayvon Martin is seen in differing ways, so is a mural created as a tribute to the Florida teen. Artists call the mural in Elmwood Park an expression of solidarity for the young shooting victim, while some neighbors oppose the display, saying it promotes gang activity. Now town officials say the mural at Messina deli on East 54th street must come down. "We got multiple complaints from residents in the area," said mayor Richard Mola. "What they told me is they just don’t like what’s up there." Mola, who said he has...
  • Triumphant Tuareg rebels fall out over al-Qaeda's jihad in Mali (Weapons from Libya)

    04/07/2012 7:37:22 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    the telegraph ^ | 4/7/2012 | Nick Meo
    The rebels, armed with weapons stolen from Muammar Gaddafi’s formidable arsenal, took over an area of the Sahara as big as France in an astonishing 72 hours, taking advantage of the chaotic aftermath of an army coup. Few of the people they promised to free waited to find out what freedom would be like. Instead, an estimated 250,000 people left their homes, terrified families fleeing with their children and possessions. Many told tales of looting and rape by rebels who now control a vast area in the heart of Africa. Foreign governments were left scrambling to find out exactly who...
  • Witch 'King' Reveals Bid to Set up occult Centre in Bristol

    04/07/2012 7:36:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    This is Bristol ^ | Saturday, April 07, 2012
    A MAN who calls himself the King of all Witches wants to open an occult centre in Bristol. Magus Lynius Shadee says he is in the final stages of securing a venue in Park Row for his centre. The 66-year-old wants it to be the start of a franchise, and making an unusual comparison he told the Evening Post: "It will be a bit like McDonalds, but we encourage vegetarianism." Mr Shadee, who divides his time between homes in France and London, calls himself a practising occultist. He says his centre will offer services including ritual work, witchcraft and exorcisms....
  • China shuts Maoist sites amid political crisis

    04/07/2012 7:36:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 04/08/12
    China shuts Maoist sites amid political crisis Beijing, Sun Apr 08 2012, 00:54 hrs Chinese authorities have ordered a leading pro-Maoist website shut down for one month because of critical essays posted on it, the website’s founder said, amid the country’s worst high-level political crisis in years. The move comes after the firing of a once high-flying official, who promoted Mao Zedong-era songs and stories. Han Deqiang, founder of the leftist website Utopia, said police ordered that it be shut down because of content that criticized the Communist Party, its leaders and an upcoming party congress. The shutdown took effect...
  • 3 women injured in beating at South Side Burger King

    04/07/2012 7:35:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 7, 2012 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    Three female relatives were beaten by a group of about 20 attackers when ordering dinner for their family Friday evening at a Burger King in the city's Chatham neighborhood, police and witnesses said.