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  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 13, 2012]

    04/13/2012 4:40:56 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    What To Do When Your Burden Is Overwhelming "Cast your burden on the Lord . . ." —Psalm 55:22 We must recognize the difference between burdens that are right for us to bear and burdens that are wrong. We should never bear the burdens of sin or doubt, but there are some burdens placed on us by God which He does not intend to lift off. God wants us to roll them back on Him— to literally “cast your burden,” which He has given you, “on the Lord . . . .” If we set out to serve God...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/13/12)[Prayer)

    04/13/2012 4:32:28 AM PDT · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/13/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Hallel - Songs of Praise Psalm 115 God and the Idols 1. Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. 2. Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? 3. But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. 4. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 5. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: 6. they have ears, but...
  • Civil War Navy Conference (4 videos)

    04/13/2012 4:29:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    C-SPAN, Mariners' Museum ^ | March 9 2012 | C-SPAN
    The Civil War along the Atlantic Coast This week on The Civil War, American History TV visits the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia. The museum hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, when for the first time, ironclads battled during the Civil War. First, author and Naval Academy history professor Craig Symonds talks about the War along the Atlantic Coast. Then, David Alberg of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary talks about the recovery and identification of human remains from the USS Monitor, the Union ship that...
  • John Fund: The New Black Panthers Unpunished Threats

    04/13/2012 4:26:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 13, 2012 | John Fund
    George Zimmerman is facing charges of second-degree murder. A jury will decide his guilt or innocence. Heres hoping the criminal-justice system cools rather than exacerbates the passions the killing of Trayvon Martin has raised. But Attorney General Eric Holder isnt helping. Wednesday, he appeared before the Reverend Al Sharptons National Action Network to praise Sharpton for your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must fulfill. This is the same Al Sharpton who...
  • Media doctors another tape!

    04/13/2012 4:25:57 AM PDT · by wilco200 · 7 replies
    Just heard on ABC another doctored tape. This time it was the 'apology' by Hillary Rosen In the original tape Rosen says she apologizes "if" any one was offernded. In e edited tape she now appears to say " I apologize I offended" no "if" Media complicit in more Obama damage control. Time to link the audio and spread across conservative media Forward to Drudge
  • Atty: Zimmerman bail hearing to be held next week

    04/13/2012 4:21:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies ^ | 4/13/12 | GREG BLUESTEIN, TAMARA LUSH
    Trayvon Martin's supporters fought for weeks to win an arrest after the 17-year-old was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Now George Zimmerman's attorney has begun what could be a lengthy legal battle to free his client from the second-degree murder charge filed in the case. The first step for Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara will be to try to get his client out of jail while the legal process continues. A hearing for the 28-year-old probably will be held on April 20 to determine if he will be allowed to post bail and leave jail, O'Mara said...
  • Cigarette packet branding to face consultation

    04/13/2012 4:19:28 AM PDT · by EnglishCon · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/13/2012 | BBC News
    The government is considering plans to strip all branding from cigarette packs sold in England in a bid to make smoking appear less attractive. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley told The Times the government did not work with tobacco companies as it wanted them to have "no business" in the UK. snip ..... Mr Lansley said the tobacco companies used certain colours to trigger memories and their brands constituted a type of advertising. "We don't want to work in partnership with the tobacco companies because we are trying to arrive at a point where they have no business in this country,"...
  • Jackson, Houston leaders stand up against 'Stand Your Ground'

    04/13/2012 4:07:32 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 36 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 12, 2012 | Cindy George
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined local ministers and Houston Congressman Al Green at a news conference on Thursday to call for an end to Stand Your Ground-type state laws across the nation and an end to gun violence. The presentation at the Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church came one day after George Zimmerman, a central Florida neighborhood watch captain, was charged with second-degree murder in the February fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The teen's death had sparked an international outcry for the arrest of Zimmerman, 28, who was questioned then released from police custody the night of the incident...
  • California Declares War on Suburbia, Planners want to herd millions into densely packed corridors

    04/13/2012 4:03:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 111 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 9, 2012 | Wendell Cox
    It's no secret that California's regulatory and tax climate is driving business investment to other states. California's high cost of living also is driving people away. Since 2000 more than 1.6 million people have fled, and my own research as well as that of others points to high housing prices as the principal factor. The exodus is likely to accelerate. California has declared war on the most popular housing choice, the single family, detached homeall in the name of saving the planet.Metropolitan area governments are adopting plans that would require most new housing to be built at 20 or more...
  • Obama Abuses Words as Clinton Abused Women

    04/13/2012 3:57:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | April 13, 2012 | John Ransom
    The most dangerous trend for the country over the last several years isnt the GDP trendline or the unemployment rate. No.Its rather how liberals- especially Obama- have devalued and degraded words into having different meanings than their original intent.In fact, they have perverted some of our best and most innocent words in a way not unlike someone who seeks to corrupt a virgin. Words like justice, fairness, racism, reform and equality no longer can be used to support liberty and tear down barriers to success. Instead they are erected like armed forts in the midst of an occupied population. Liberals...
  • Bama Football Star Shows Different Side

    04/13/2012 3:55:43 AM PDT · by Bryan24 · 5 replies
    On the surface, 17-year old Courtney Alvis looks like your everyday teenager. She's Two days shy of her senior prom and testing a new do at the salon. But getting to this point hasn't been easy, "I have heard of leukemia but I wanted to make sure that was cancer. So I was like are you telling me I have cancer and he was like it could be cancer," she said.
  • In Battle for Young Voters, Romney Should Play it Uncool

    04/13/2012 3:52:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | April 13, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    President Obama's re-election largely hinges on his ability to play young voters for suckers -- again -- and whether Mitt Romney will let him. In 2008, Obama won the youth vote by better than a 2-1 margin, 66 percent to 32 percent. Even more impressive, he actually expanded the share of young voters going to the polls by some 3 million. Those extra voters helped tip several swing states. Obama owed his success to being a charming political unknown onto whom young people could project their hopes. His rhetoric was a hipsterized version of Successories for college kids: "Yes, we...
  • Major Obama Crony-Contributor company to count and manage 2012 US Vote results?

    04/13/2012 3:51:43 AM PDT · by iontheball · 4 replies
    CFP ^ | April `12, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    In January 2012 a [then] quiet deal was struck between SOE Software (then the leading US vote tabulation company. Scytl is said to be strongly linked to George Soros. The Obama syndicate members arranged the deal and Obamas now wholly-owned rubber-stamp Congress agreed to it. Thats right. A foreign company may now, ostensibly and unconstitutionally, determine who wins US elections. Of extreme interest, Scytls CEO, Pere Valles, was the former VP and CFO of GlobalNet whose headquarters were based in Obamas then base of operations Chicago. Although apparently scrubbed from Obamas donor list (as so many negative and potentially negative-to-Obama...
  • Spot the Newest Low

    04/13/2012 3:44:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 13, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The poobahs of our popular culture never seem happy unless they're taking entertainment down to the "next level" of deviancy. When they undertake remakes of Hollywood classics -- especially the comedies -- that's when you see how far we've fallen. The forthcoming modern-day adaptation of "The Three Stooges" isn't going to be a celebration of that iconic family comedy. The trailer features Moe poking the eyes of "Snooki" Polizzi from the uber-sleazy MTV show "Jersey Shore." But that's nothing compared to the real absurdity of 19-year-old Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton playing a nun at the orphanage where the...
  • Hilary Rosen flap a "win in every regard" for GOP, says Nicolle Wallace

    04/13/2012 3:40:47 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/13/2012 | By Brian Montopoli
    Until Thursday, it had been a pretty good week for the Obama campaign. In the newly-declared battle to frame the general election, the president seemed to be winning. His "Buffett Rule" proposal - designed in part to define presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney as seeking to protect low tax rates for the one percent - was dominating the political news cycle. Meanwhile, the Romney camp was scrambling to find some way to win over women amid polls that showed Romney trailing the president by double-digits among female voters. Then, on Wednesday, a gift from Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen: A criticism...
  • Real Moms of the GOP versus White House SOP

    04/13/2012 3:40:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 13, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    The authenticity of conservative women has always been under attack by radical orthodox feminists, but perhaps not as brazenly as by someone with such direct and frequent access to the corridors of the White House message machine as Hilary B. Rosen. The D.C. career lobbyist and Democratic media strategist took to CNN's airwaves this week to craft a left-wing "War on Women" attack on the real moms of the GOP. Ostensibly aiming at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his "old-fashioned" views of women, Rosen's mouth instead shot off in the direction of wife, stay-at-home mother of five, grandmother of...
  • The Mitt H.W. Bush Problem

    04/13/2012 3:34:39 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.12.12 | Jeffrey Lord
    Arrogance, hostility to conservatives sank the moderate president elected as Reagan's heir. "I want a kinder, and gentler nation." -- Vice President George H.W. Bush accepting the 1988 Republican presidential nomination "Kinder and gentler than whom?" -- First Lady Nancy Reagan on learning of Bush's line There was an uneasiness right from the start. But with the help of a lot of people -- conservatives -- Ronald Reagan's vice president, George Herbert Walker Bush, successfully convinced Republicans that he was in fact Ronald Reagan's philosophical and political heir. With ex-Reagan aide Lee Atwater running the Bush campaign, Bush tore into...
  • China growth slowest since global crisis

    04/13/2012 3:20:25 AM PDT · by John W · 7 replies ^ | April 13, 2012 | Chris Oliver and V. Phani Kumar
    HONG KONG (MarketWatch) Chinas first-quarter economic growth cooled to its slowest pace in 11 quarters amid weak export growth and sluggish construction activity, though analysts viewed the figures as pointing to a gradual slowing rather than a replay of downturn during the global crisis. Gross domestic product grew 8.1% in the January to March period, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, below analysts expectations of an 8.3% expansion.
  • High Risk Of Severe Weather Saturday (Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa)

    04/13/2012 3:20:25 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 114 replies ^ | 4/13/12 | Sean Tanner
    <p>The Storm Prediction Center has predicted a slight chance of severe weather for parts of Texas and Oklahoma this entire week, thus it should come as no surprise that the weekend holds the best chance of dangerous severe weather.</p> <p>The Storm Prediction Center has issued an upgraded, high chance of severe weather from central Oklahoma through eastern Kansas (see image below). In addition, there is a moderate risk of severe weather from western Texas through southern Iowa, and a slight risk in the greater area from central Texas through southern Wisconsin.</p>
  • Welcome back, McCotter

    04/13/2012 3:18:34 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/12/2012 | W. James Antle III
    Thad McCotters presidential campaign was a disaster. He finished last out of 10 candidates in the Ames, Iowa straw poll, despite being one of the GOP aspirants who bothered to show up. National surveys showed him taking about 1 percent of the vote. McCotter was the first major Republican contender to drop out of the race. So what could McCotter possibly teach Rick Santorum, who suspended his campaign after a surprisingly strong second-place finish to Republican front-runner Mitt Romney? Plenty, as it turns out. Consider some of the reasons Santorum came up short. The first problem that Santorum faced is...
  • Trayvon Martin case: Relief, hope in Sanford, Fla., after Zimmerman charged (Sing Kumbaya)

    04/13/2012 3:06:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    EOTM Media / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 13, 2012 | Joseph Freeman
    Emotions of grim satisfaction mixed with doses of celebratory approval circulated throughout pockets of Sanford Wednesday evening, as news traveled through town that neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was in custody and staring down charges of second-degree murder for shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was walking home from a convenience store on Feb. 26 when the fateful encounter occurred. Six tense weeks had elapsed since Trayvon's death, which spurred a national conversation about gun rights and the self-defense laws that were blamed for delaying Mr. Zimmerman's arrest, the history of race relations in the central...
  • Pat Buchanan: Obama's Zimmerman problem

    04/13/2012 2:49:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 13, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    God save me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies. That thought must be coursing through the mind of President Obama right now as his White House rigs for silent running in the murder trial of George Zimmerman. Obama foolishly inserted himself into this volatile case weeks ago, and injected the issue of race. Expressing empathy with the family of Trayvon Martin, Obama flashed a signal of racial solidarity: "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon." Obama also implied that he shares the liberal perspective that America is a country where black kids must...
  • Quinn & Rose - Americas Morning Show - April 13, 2012

    04/13/2012 2:23:51 AM PDT · by sneakers · 45 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house nat, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show at: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Akron, OH) (airs later from 9-12) (Ashland, OH) (Frostburg, MD) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • University Of Maine system gave $7 million in raises across its campuses in 7 years

    04/13/2012 1:59:24 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 7 replies
    BANGOR, Maine The University of Maine System has given its employees more than $7 million in raises since 2006, during a period of repeated budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty, according to data the system released Tuesday. But the systems leaders say that same period was a time of great change and shifting roles, with many employees taking on additional work. Most of the pay increases were awarded under the Salaried Employee Compensation and Classification Program, which allows nonfaculty salaried employees in the system to have their positions reviewed to see if their workload warrants a higher pay rate. Other...
  • Today's Toons 4/13/12

    04/13/2012 1:28:52 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 17 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 4/13/12 | pookie18
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  • National Drivers' License Data Base?

    04/13/2012 1:08:10 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 13, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Already removed mine- and recommend you do the same Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the net, including your own!Searched for mine and there it was,picture and all... THANK YOU DHS There's still an opt-out option though, so go to the web site, and enter your name, city and state to see if yours is on file.After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked'Please Remove.' This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement. Notify all your friends so they can protect themselves, too- National Drivers' License Data Base NowPublic ...
  • Gingrich's latest endorser believes he can still win it

    04/13/2012 1:04:03 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/12/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    The Republican presidential primary has been pronounced over, but against the odds, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich remains in the race. Even more improbably, the former speaker is still getting a slow trickle of endorsements from politicians who seem to genuinely believe he has a shot at the White House. The Daily Caller caught up with the latest politician to endorse Gingrich, Delaware State Senator Dave Lawson, whose endorsement was announced on Wednesday after Rick Santorum dropped out and the vast majority of pundits declared the race at the end.The race isnt over until the votes are counted,...
  • Tea party leader warns Romney: Don't expect us to campaign for you

    04/13/2012 12:34:31 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/13/2012 | Alex Pappas
    The leader of the Tea Party Nation organization has a blunt message for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Tea partiers will likely vote for you, but dont expect them to get energized and campaign for you.The tea party is not going to coalesce around Romney, Judson Phillips told The Daily Caller on Thursday. Most of us will vote for Romney, but we will not be out there with signs for him or in his campaign.
  • Sony to Focus On OLED & Crystal LED

    04/13/2012 12:18:28 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 6 replies ^ | 12/Apr/2012 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (April 12, 2012) -- Sony said today that it will reduce the number of products it sells by a whopping 40 percent -- and it will focus more on new high-end HDTV displays such as OLED and Crystal LED. Sony's new CEO Kazuo Hirai made the disclosure today at a press briefing in Japan, reports The announcement is part of Sony's effort to turn around its troubled electronics division which has fallen behind such companies as Samsung and Vizio. The company also said it would lay off 10,000 employees worldwide. Sony first introduced the Crystal LED at...
  • Traditional Catholicism Is Winning

    04/13/2012 12:18:00 AM PDT · by Cronos · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12 April 2012 | ANNE HENDERSHOTT AND CHRISTOPHER WHITE
    There were 467 new priestly ordinations in the U.S. last year, and Boston's seminary had to turn away applicants. .. progressive Catholics were predicting the end of the celibate male priesthood in books like "Full Pews and Empty Altars" and "The Death of Priesthood." Yet today the number of priestly ordinations is steadily increasing. A new seminary is to be built near Charlotte, N.C., and the archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has expanded its facilities to accommodate the surge in priestly candidates. Boston's Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley: when he arrived in 2003 to lead that archdiocese he was advised to close...
  • Bishops tell Catholics to disobey 'unjust laws

    04/13/2012 12:08:15 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    St. Louis Today ^ | 13 Apr 2012 | David Gibson
    The nation's Roman Catholic bishops called Thursday for a national campaign in defense of religious liberty, and urged resistance to laws that church officials consider unjust....The statement by the bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty was released Wednesday, and its chief concern is President Barack Obama's proposal to provide contraception coverage to all employees with health insurance, including those who work for religious groups. The statement includes an explicit threat of widespread civil disobedience by the nation's 67 million Catholics. "If we face today the prospect of unjust laws, then Catholics in America, in solidarity with our fellow citizens,...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Campaigning on Grievances

    04/12/2012 11:46:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 12, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>In 2008, a mostly unknown Barack Obama ran for president on an inclusive agenda of “hope and change.” That upbeat message was supposed to translate into millions of green jobs, fiscal sobriety, universal health care, a resetting of Bush foreign policy, and racial unity.</p>
  • Police Chief Killed, 4 Officers Shot In Standoff

    04/12/2012 11:30:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies ^ | 12 April 2012 | Jamy Pombo Sesselman
    GREENLAND, N.H. -- The Greenland chief of police was killed and four other officers were wounded as they tried to serve a warrant Thursday at a home in a New Hampshire town near the Massachusetts border. The shootout happened at 517 Post Road in Greenland at about 6:30 p.m. Police officers and drug agents went to the home to serve a search warrant, and that is when the incident began. "They entered the home, and they encountered an armed subject. The armed subject fired rounds at the officers," Attorney General Michael Delaney said. The alleged gunman spent hours barricaded inside...
  • Curiosity Saved The Cat: Judge Blocks Execution Of Feline

    04/12/2012 10:53:48 PM PDT · by Huntress · 14 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 4/11/12 | Unattributed
    CHICAGO (CBS) — You’ve heard curiosity killed the cat. In this case, curiosity actually saved one. As CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports, Boots was about to be put down, but an alert bank official worked to block the execution, going against the wishes of Boots’ late owner. Boots is a friendly cat and doesn’t at all mind being held by a stranger. “She’s lovable, playful. Though she’s 11 years old, she doesn’t act like it,” said Sandra Buturusis, the cat’s neighbor in the western suburbs. It’s hard to believe someone wanted this perfectly healthy cat euthanized. Even harder to believe...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, April 13, 2012 - Grame

    04/12/2012 10:50:43 PM PDT · by tioga · 28 replies
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of Word for the Day. GrameNoun 1. Anger; wrath; scorn. 2. Sorrow; grief; misery. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this...
  • Man Fights Armed Robber Over Moped and Wins (video)

    04/12/2012 10:48:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 12, 2012 | Christina Ng
    An Indiana man refused to back down from an armed teenager trying to steal his friend's moped, defiantly shouting and pointing into the mouth of a long-barreled handgun. Timothy Gramza, 56, was outside his South Bend, Ind., home April 1 packing some wood into his truck as he prepared to move to Alabama for a new job. Four friends were standing outside the part of the house that Gramza uses as his woodworking shop, which has a security camera perched on top that captured the entire encounter. At about 11:20 a.m., a young man in a hooded sweatshirt walked by...
  • Old Fire suspect sentenced in sodomy case

    04/12/2012 10:47:17 PM PDT · by Bullish · 13 replies
    Inland valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 04/12/2012 | Mike Cruz
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Old Fire arson suspect Rickie Lee Fowler was sentenced this week to three life sentences in his jailhouse sodomy case. Judge Stephan G. Saleson denied defense attempts to get a new trial and sentenced Fowler on Monday to three terms of 25 years to life in state prison, according to court records. Fowler, of San Bernardino, was found guilty in February of three felony counts of sodomy by force on another inmate at West Valley Detention Center. The incidents occurred in August 2010. Jurors also found "true" each of Fowler's two prior strikes, thus allowing each count...
  • Gingrichs latest endorser believes he can still win it

    04/12/2012 10:39:14 PM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-12-12 | Levinson
    The Republican presidential primary has been pronounced over, but against the odds, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich remains in the race. Even more improbably, the former speaker is still getting a slow trickle of endorsements from politicians who seem to genuinely believe he has a shot at the White House. The Daily Caller caught up with the latest politician to endorse Gingrich, Delaware State Senator Dave Lawson, whose endorsement was announced on Wednesday after Rick Santorum dropped out and the vast majority of pundits declared the race at the end. The race isnt over until the votes are...
  • Will the Pirates democratise Europe?

    04/12/2012 10:27:39 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 24 replies
    Die Welt, Berlin ^ | 4/12/2012 | Detlef Grtler
    Overnight the Pirate Party has become a third political force in Germany, and has become much more than a dragnet trawling protest voters. According to Die Welt, the Pirate Party could be the pioneer of a new democracy in the post-industrial era, and indeed throughout Europe. The jury is still out on whether from the Pirates will prove to be more than a footnote to European democracy. But if the pirates are not crippled by growing pains they stand a good chance of formally transforming democracy in the 21st century, mastering the end of the era of growth, achieving a...
  • 49% Trust Romney Over Obama on Economy; 39% Trust President More

    04/12/2012 10:25:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 12 April 2012 | Rasmussen
    Voters now have more confidence in presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney than in President Obama when it comes to the economy, but on other major issues facing the nation, the two men continue to run nearly even. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey asks Likely U.S. Voters whom they trust more on five key issues, and when it comes to the economy, 49% say Romney versus 39% who trust the president more. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • At 40 Years Old, 'The Godfather' Has a Profound and Complicated Legacy

    04/12/2012 10:21:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies ^ | SUNDAY MARCH 18, 2012 | JIM BECKERMAN
    Once, it was thought of as the gangster movie to end all gangster movies. Before he played Don Corleone, Marlon Brando had been all but written off after several flops. But of course that's exactly what "The Godfather," which opened in New Jersey 40 years ago this Saturday, was not. Instead, it was the gangster movie that began all gangster movies, at least as we know them now: not just its own sequels, "The Godfather: Part II" and "The Godfather: Part III," but also "Goodfellas," "Donnie Brasco," "Analyze This," "Scarface," "The Freshman," "Prizzi's Honor" and "Married to the Mob," not...
  • Did the administration and the media shoot itself in the foot in the Trayvon Martin controversy?

    04/12/2012 10:20:11 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 32 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 13, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Gateway Pundit carries an interview of Janet Murgula, President of La Raza, on Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton (guest host Andre Eggelletion). The gist of the conversation is Hispanics and blacks should join forces to address common problems. It is curious why such a conversation is taking place at the height of the Trayvon Martin issue. It seems the controversy is now driving a wedge between Hispanics and blacks. Janet Murgula wouldn't have made her statement otherwise. The friction has long been there. Look at the street gangs of Los Angeles, look at the prison gangs. They are...
  • EU: Spanish bailout 'impossible' for eurozone, says prime minister Mariano Rajoy

    04/12/2012 10:12:06 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/12/2012 | Louise Armitstead
    The eurozone is not equipped to bail out Spain, the country's prime minister Mariano Rajoy has admitted, as global traders continued to punish the nation's stocks and bonds. Mr Rajoy said it was "not possible to rescue Spain" but insisted his country did not need a Greek-style international bail-out anyway. "To talk about a bail-out for Spain at the moment makes no sense," he told reporters. "Spain is not going to be rescued; it's not possible to rescue Spain, there's no intention to, it's not necessary and therefore it's not going to be rescued." Despite his comments, the Madrid bourse...
  • Fox News Hits Back At 'Bitter' Newt Gingrich Over Claims of Campaign Bias [Seeks "A Gig At CNN"]

    04/12/2012 10:03:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 12, 2012 | Ewen MacAskill
    Fox News Hits Back At 'Bitter' Newt Gingrich Over Claims of Campaign Bias News channel says Gingrich is 'auditioning for a gig at CNN' after former House speaker complained Fox favoured Romney Ewen MacAskill 12 April 2012 Sruggling Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, after an outburst in which he blamed the network for the failure of his campaign and claimed it was biased in favour of Mitt Romney. The channel, where Gingrich had a contract before hitting the campaign trail, dismissed the accusations and claimed his criticism of the network was motivated by a desire for a job at rival...
  • EU: Spain accused of 'draconian' plans to clamp down on protests

    04/12/2012 10:03:45 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/13/2012 | Fiona Govan, Madrid
    Spain has been accused of planning draconian new laws against street protests by curbing the use of social networking. Jorge Fernandez Diaz, the Spanish interior minister announced in Congress on Wednesday that a reform of the penal code was planned to criminalise those involved in organising street protests that "seriously disturb the public peace". Under the laws, a minimum jail term of two years could be imposed on those found guilty of instigating and carrying out violent acts of protest under a new package of measures unveiled on Wednesday. But it has raised fears that the new measures could be...
  • Thursday PM 12 Apr 2012 "Solar Cycle 24 Update"

    04/12/2012 10:02:39 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 12 April 2012 | Paul Dorian
    Thursday PM 12 Apr 2012 "Solar Cycle 24 Update" by The SI Weather TheSIWeather Could a trending pattern of low solar activity could result in global cooling?The SI Organization
  • Tea party leader warns Romney: Dont expect us to campaign for you

    04/12/2012 9:57:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 13, 2012 | Alexis Pappas
    The leader of the Tea Party Nation organization has a blunt message for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Tea partiers will likely vote for you, but dont expect them to get energized and campaign for you. The tea party is not going to coalesce around Romney, Judson Phillips told The Daily Caller on Thursday. Most of us will vote for Romney, but we will not be out there with signs for him or in his campaign. Phillips said that surveys conducted on the Tea Party Nation website have shown that about 25 percent of tea party activists say they...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Dust Devil of Mars

    04/12/2012 9:44:43 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    NASA ^ | April 13, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: It was late in the northern martian spring when the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spied this local denizen. Tracking south and east (down and right) across the flat, dust-covered Amazonis Planitia the core of the whirling dust devil is about 30 meters in diameter. Lofting dust into the thin martian atmosphere, its plume reaches more than 800 meters above the surface. Not following the path of the dust devil, the plume is blown toward the east by a westerly breeze. Common in this region, dust devils occur as the surface is heated by the Sun, generating...
  • TN man gets new trial in child rape; judge on drugs

    04/12/2012 9:39:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    AP via WSMV-4 ^ | 4/12/12
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A man convicted of child rape in Knox County has been granted a new trial after arguing that a pill-addicted judge presided over the original trial. Jayson Bailey was convicted in April 2010 on four counts of child rape. Former Judge Richard Baumgartner sentenced him to 38 years in prison.
  • Plans for Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 4 cover revealed on same day TEPCO applied for 1 trillion yen

    04/12/2012 9:38:02 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 11 replies ^ | April 12, 2012 | Lucas W Hixson
    In June 2011, Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Associates was featured in a podcast hosted by Chris Martenson. The show updated listeners as to some of the latest events surrounding Reactor 4 and groundwater monitoring concerns, I will only highlight a few of the details, the entire podcast can be found here. Chris Martenson: What can they really do beyond just keep trying to dump water in there and keep their fingers crossed? Arnie Gundersen: If you put too much water in these reactors they get heavy, and they are not designed to sway when there is heavy tens of...