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  • Who is Paul Krugman kidding? Inflation is morally abhorrent

    04/17/2012 7:43:36 PM PDT · by billflax · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/17/2012 | Bill Flax
    Paul Krugman again. Still beholden to chimerical Phillips Curve absurdities, the professor proposes inflation to stimulate stagnant labor markets. The Phillips Curve insists that rising inflation lowers unemployment. The theory presumes businesses increase prices faster than workers’ wages raise effectively making labor inexpensive. When real salaries shrink, hiring accelerates. As Krugman details, the Fed’s focus is dual: stable prices and full employment. So he seeks to overcome persistent unemployment through purposeful failure on the price front, lamenting that “Fed officials ... are feeling intimidated ... and that American workers are paying the price for their timidity.” Krugman thus urges Ben...
  • Keep Ready Cash! Money Markets are Dead.

    04/17/2012 7:37:52 PM PDT · by Broker · 56 replies
    Vanity ^ | April 17, 2012 | BROKER
    Should our fine financial system cease functioning cash will become a rare and precious medium. Over the years Americans have exchanged paper currency with confidence. Yet, today everyone's cash is a digital value out of hand. Our vast nationwide cash money market holdings greatly exceed any paper currency supply making any Bank run a momentary event. Should the financial house of cards crash, holders of green back US Dollars will be able to engage in trade. Gold hoarders will not know what to do. Credit cards won't work. Checks won't either. If you can't barter, cash will be king. Get...
  • Keep Ready Cash! Money Markets are Dead.

    04/17/2012 7:37:51 PM PDT · by Broker · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | April 17, 2012 | BROKER
    Should our fine financial system cease functioning cash will become a rare and precious medium. Over the years Americans have exchanged paper currency with confidence. Yet, today everyone's cash is a digital value out of hand. Our vast nationwide cash money market holdings greatly exceed any paper currency supply making any Bank run a momentary event. Should the financial house of cards crash, holders of green back US Dollars will be able to engage in trade. Gold hoarders will not know what to do. Credit cards won't work. Checks won't either. If you can't barter, cash will be king. Get...
  • Calif. SWAT Tear Gas Rounds Likely Caused House Fire

    04/17/2012 7:34:06 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    FIREHOUSE ^ | 17 April 2012 | Tony Burchyns
    Police tear gas launched into a Vallejo home in February played a role in starting a fire that caused $60,000 in damage and killed two dogs, a fire department report released Monday finds. However, the Feb. 10, two-alarm blaze at 1041 Castlewood Drive was deemed "accidental in nature," according to the 13-page investigation report. The exact cause was undetermined. But it likely involved one of the non-flammable rounds hitting or knocking over flammable household products, the report said. The fire began shortly after police launched 12 tear gas rounds into various parts of the house. Police were trying to ferret...
  • Rare Ancient Statue Depicts Topless Female Gladiator

    04/17/2012 7:25:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 95 replies
    Live Science ^ | 17 April 2012 | Owen Jarus
    Rare Ancient Statue Depicts Topless Female Gladiator A small bronze statue dating back nearly 2,000 years may be that of a female gladiator, a victorious one at that, suggests a new study. If confirmed the statue would represent only the second depiction of a woman gladiator known to exist. The gladiator statue shows a topless woman, wearing only a loincloth and a bandage around her left knee. Her hair is long, although neat, and in the air she raises what the researcher, Alfonso Manas of the University of Granada, believes is a sica, a short curved sword used by gladiators....
  • Maj. General William A. Becker has Passed

    04/17/2012 7:22:03 PM PDT · by waterhill · 5 replies
    Terrel Tribune ^ | today | me
    Knew him in passing. Know his kids and grandkids. He was a neighbor and a patriarch in the area (Becker). He was a good man. RIP Bill. Good job, soldier. God Bless you and your family. You will be missed. Carry on.
  • 'Star Trek' convention in London to unite 5 captains

    04/17/2012 7:14:45 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 59 replies
    OnTheRedCarpet ^ | Apr.16, 2012
    Olympics aside, this may be the biggest London event of the year. At least for Trekkies. The actors who played captains on the five live-action "Star Trek" television shows - William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula - are set to appear on stage for the first time. The five are due to attend the "Destination Star Trek London" fan convention, which takes place between October 19 and October 21 (get tickets here).
  • Following the Truth: Recognizing Jesus In The Eucharist [Catholic Caucus]

    04/17/2012 7:12:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | Apr 11th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Recognizing Jesus In The Eucharist Apr 11th, 2012by Gary Zimak.  And it happened that, while He was with them at table, He took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized Him… (Luke 24:30-31)For the second consecutive day, the gospel reading from daily Mass presents a story of someone who was dejected…and shouldn’t have been! Just as we saw yesterday with Mary Magdalene at the empty tomb, the 2 disciples on the road to Emmaus were sad about the Lord’s death and didn’t realize that He was right...
  • FLOTUS invokes dad's MS to attack Romney

    04/17/2012 7:11:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/12 | Joel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer
    First Lady Michelle Obama recalled her father's battle with multiple sclerosis (MS) as she explained "what's at stake" in this election between President Obama and Mitt Romney -- whose wife has MS. Mrs. Obama recalled her father's MS during a campaign fundraiser, saying he "had MS, was a blue-collar city worker all his life . . . [and her parents] saved for us, they sacrificed everything for us, why? Because they wanted something more for me and my brother." The First Lady summarized the anecdote by saying "that's what's at stake" -- by which she referred to the idea that...
  • Krauthammer: Obama To Run Campaign On Race, Ethnicity, Class And Gender (video)

    04/17/2012 7:09:00 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 26 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer advises presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to counter Obama's negative campaign with a negative campaign of his own. "Negative campaigns can work, and we're getting a taste of it right now. I think Romney's strategy should be to embrace that negativity. Just go for it and point out -- go back to it and point out how it's a sign of scurrilousness and hypocrisy," Krauthammer said on FOX News' "O'Reilly Factor." "Look at the mean that Democrats have put out from top to bottom. Republicans, Romney, the war on women, a concocted idea. War on...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama: Supreme Court At Stake In Election [You Bet It Is!]

    04/17/2012 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | April 17, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    First Lady Michelle Obama: Supreme Court At Stake In Election By Olivier Knox | ABC OTUS News First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday put the Supreme Court at the core of President Barack Obama's argument for reelection, telling supporters that the vote in November could affect Americans' security, freedoms and whether they can "love whomever we choose" -- a reference to the fight over gay and lesbian rights. "This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light," she said in a speech at a rally in Nashville. "I hope you all are fired up and ready...
  • The Popular Conservatives

    04/17/2012 6:59:17 PM PDT · by WPaCon · 7 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 9/1/1988 | Russell Kirk
    Will the American coalition of interests and groups c alled conservative fall apart a few months from now when President Reagan leaves office? Will there succeed to power in Washington a very different coalition, made up of extreme liberals, black radicals, and militant feminists? Is the conservative movemen t in the United States, which began to take form forty years ago, enervated and disheartened, plodding down the road to Avernus? Nay, not so. The political and social attitudes that we call conservative are deeply rooted among Americans, and the leaders of both great political parties are thoroughly aware of that...
  • Do You Believe in Miracles? Senate to Mark Up a Budget

    04/17/2012 6:57:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 17, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Don't get too excited, folks -- Harry Reid still plans to obstruct an actual vote.  Baby steps:   The Senate Budget Committee on Monday moved to take up a budget for fiscal 2013, renewing pressure from Republicans to bring the resolution up for a floor vote. The budget panel announced it would hold a markup of the budget on Wednesday, even though Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) has said a budget proposal for 2013 is unnecessary because the debt-limit law passed in August sets the discretionary spending limit at $1.047 trillion. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he...
  • Taliban commander turns self in... for reward on ‘Wanted’ poster

    04/17/2012 6:55:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 17 Apr 2012 | Kevin Sieff
    Sometimes, capturing a Taliban commander requires vast resources and complex operations. Last week in eastern Afghanistan, it required neither. Mohammad Ashan, a mid-level Taliban commander in Paktika province, strolled toward a police checkpoint in the district of Sar Howza with a wanted poster bearing his own face. He demanded the finder’s fee referenced on the poster: $100. Afghan officials, perplexed by the man’s misguided motives, arrested him on the spot. Ashan is suspected of plotting at least two attacks on Afghan security forces. His misdeeds prompted officials to plaster the district with hundreds of so-called “Be on the Lookout” posters...
  • New Yorkers Line Up For Fake Obama Stimulus Cards (Video)

    04/17/2012 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Jahoohio · 31 replies ^ | 4/17/2012 | HotAirPundit
    BRONX (WABC) -- What is drawing huge crowds in the Bronx, people lining up around the block, to get into a storefront that houses a tax preparation office, what's really going on? People who went to the storefront asked Eyewitness News to investigate after they claim they were promised thousands of dollars in government surplus money that would be put on pre-paid debit cards. Now, the bank that issues those debit cards has put out a warning. "I'd like to talk to the boss," Eyewitness News Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace said. "He's not here," security at E &M Multi Service...
  • Hospital tells patients to do own laundry

    04/17/2012 6:54:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Cost-cutting measures at Saint-Vincent Hospital's complex continuing care unit mean patients could soon be responsible for doing their own laundry. Officials at St. Vincent Hospital, which is part of Bruyčre Continuing Care, said instead of using a cleaning service the continuing care unit would be installing coin-operated washers and dryers for patients and their families to use. The organization said it is $2 million in debt and needs to find savings. They are hoping family members can help the patients do their laundry after a new policy is in place starting in June.
  • Dear America, Our Orwellian President Fails on Energy

    04/17/2012 6:51:52 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 8 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Tuesday April 17, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Last Friday, former energy trader and now Fox News host Eric Bolling and I hosted a Fox special called “Paying at the Pump,” which offered President Obama solutions to reduce prices at the pump and get our country on the path to real energy security. A genuine “all of the above” approach to energy independence is, of course, a multifaceted plan. It includes conservation and sensible private sector investment in sound alternative energy, and it absolutely must involve unleashing our domestic energy production. We cannot ignore the need to drill, baby, drill; frack, baby, frack; and mine, baby, mine. Those...
  • Who Owns the Past? The federal government should fix or drop new regulations that throttle scient...

    04/17/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Scientific American ^ | March 27, 2012 | The Editors
    The original intention of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), passed in 1990, was to facilitate the return of Native American bones and sacred objects to descendants and culturally affiliated groups. NAGPRA sought to balance the rights of Native Americans to reclaim ancestral remains with the right of society as a whole to learn about our collective past. By and large, the law was succeeding. In recent years scientists and representatives of Native peoples have been working together to everyone's gain. For example, archaeologist Alston Thoms of Texas A&M University has been consulting with Native Americans about...
  • House blocks EPA from banning lead in ammunition

    04/17/2012 6:50:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies
    Human Events ^ | 04/17/2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The House on Tuesday passed legislation giving hunters and fishing enthusiasts access to certain public lands to pursue their sport and also blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from banning lead for use in ammunition and fishing tackle. The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act passed on a mostly party line vote of 274 yeas and 146 nays. Republicans argued that the ability of sportsmen and women to fish and shoot on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service is being threatened by the Obama administration and environmentalists through bureaucratic regulations. Republicans also said that banning lead bullets...
  • Secret Service Agents Took 20 Women To Colombian Hotel, Says Senator

    04/17/2012 6:47:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 17, 2012 | Karen McVeigh
    Secret Service Agents Took 20 Women To Colombian Hotel, Says Senator Susan Collins says director is pursuing 'vigorous internal investigation' as scandal triggers scrutiny of agency's culture Karen McVeigh 17 April 2012 At least 20 women were brought back to a hotel in Colombia by secret service agents and military personnel who are now under investigation into allegations of misconduct involving prostitutes, according to a US senator. Speaking after she was briefed by the director of the secret service, Susan Collins, the top Republican on the Senate homeland security committee, said on Tuesday: "There are 11 agents involved. Twenty or...
  • Amazing Video of Topless Hero Confronting Armed Thug Who Tried to Steal Moped + Video

    04/17/2012 6:46:17 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    Youtube/ Daily Mail ^ | 4/13/2012 | Youtube/Daily Mail
    Video Linky Here When faced with a gun pointing at their face, most people would run a mile, but not this courageous store owner. Brave Timothy Gramza has been captured on camera standing up to an armed robber outside his store in the city of South Bend Indiana, U.S. In the video, which lasts for just under two minutes Mr Gramza is seen chatting to friends in a small yard next to his shop just before 11.30am on April 1.
  • Netanyahu's letter to activists

    04/17/2012 6:42:45 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
  • 7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney’s Electability Is A Myth

    04/17/2012 6:38:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 87 replies ^ | 27 Dec 2011 | John Hawkins
    Mitt Romney was a moderate governor in Massachusetts with an unimpressive record of governance. He left office with an approval rating in the thirties and his signature achievement, Romneycare, was a Hurricane Katrina style disaster for the state. Since that’s the case, it’s fair to ask what a Republican who’s not conservative and can’t even carry his own state brings to the table for GOP primary voters. The answer is always the same: Mitt Romney is supposed to be “the most electable” candidate. This is a baffling argument because many people just seem to assume it’s true, despite the plethora...
  • Marco Polo was not a swindler -- he really did go to China

    04/17/2012 6:38:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    AlphaGalileo ^ | Monday, April 16, 2012 | Universitaet Tübingen
    It has been said that Marco Polo did not really go to China; that he merely cobbled together his information about it from journeys to the Black Sea, Constantinople and Persia and from talking to merchants and reading now-lost Persian books. But in Marco Polo was in China: New Evidence from Currencies, Salts and Revenues, (Brill Verlag) Hans Ulrich Vogel, Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Tübingen, puts paid to such rumors. He begins with a comprehensive review of the arguments for and against, and follows it up with evidence from relevant Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French, German and...
  • Video: Romney Rips Media, 'Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy' (Willard taking a page from Newt's playbook?)

    04/17/2012 6:36:43 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 6 replies ^ | 4-17-12 | Larry O'connor
    Gov. Mitt Romney hammered the media and left-wing organizations like Media Matters for America in an exclusive interview with Larry O'Connor of Breitbart News.
  • As Predicted: Attack on Ann Romney Begins With Ben Smith

    04/17/2012 6:32:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 4/17/12 | John Nolte
    ***UPDATE: Wanted to highlight a comment left on this piece; an eloquent and insightful analysis of the BuzzFeed article from someone who describes herself as a Mormon and SAHM: I read it and rolled my eyes. I'm a Mormon SAHM. Liberals really want to paint the LDS Church as oppressive but the Church doesn't tell people what to do and expect blind obedience. We are encouraged to pray and seek inspiration for our own lives. Prophets teach the importance of the family over and over because it really is the top priority in our religion. Mormons are all about families...
  • The Pope Told You So [Ecumenical]

    04/17/2012 6:31:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies ^ | April 17th, 2012 | Rev. George W. Rutler
    The Pope Told You So Media & CultureApril 17th, 2012 Rev. George W. Rutler Our many fellow Catholics now enchained for the Faith of our Fathers in such places as China, Syria, and Egypt are, as Father Faber’s hymn says, “in heart and conscience free.” But what happens when a government tries to chain the conscience itself?A few weeks ago, in a remarkably unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the attempt of the present Administration in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran  Church and School v. EEOC to restrict religious freedom by interfering with the hiring of ministerial personnel. Chief Justice Roberts wrote that the Administration’s argument...
  • The obituary of a lifetime goes viral

    04/17/2012 6:29:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies ^ | April 17, 2012 | Cara Hutt
    If there's one time you shouldn't have to beat around the bush, it's when you're dead. At least that seemed to be the sentiment for one Colorado man, who's raising eyebrows for his not-so-subtle final words. "He enjoyed booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died," reads the Denver Post obituary for Michael "Flathead" Blanchard. And his cause of death? The obit attributes his maker-meeting moment to being "stubborn, refusing to follow doctors' orders and raising hell for more than six decades." Fair enough. The obituary then lists his late cat "Chopper" as his son, says someone...
  • Stop California bullet train, state's top analyst urges

    04/17/2012 6:28:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 44/17/12 | Mike Rosenberg
    The state's top analyst has urged lawmakers to pull the emergency brake on California's $68 billion bullet train, saying the recently revised plan carries way too much risk of failure. The Legislative Analyst's Office report released late Tuesday may give the Legislature political cover if it decides to ax the polarizing rail line as it begins debating whether to approve high-speed rail Wednesday.
  • The Seven Most Disturbing Moments So Far in Barack Obama's Presidency

    04/17/2012 6:26:59 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 47 replies
    town hall ^ | 4/17/2012 | John Hawkins
    Picking out the most disturbing moments of Barack Obama's presidency is kind of like trying to choose the wettest parts of the ocean. Other than his "Even a blind squirrel sometimes gets a nut" moment where he said "yes" when the SEALS asked if they were allowed to kill Osama Bin Laden, his entire presidency has been one long, slow motion bamboo shoot sliding under the country's fingernails. So, everyone reading will probably be able to think of a few national nightmares that aren't included.
  • Christian Teacher in Ohio Battles Tyrannical Evolution Pushers

    04/17/2012 6:23:23 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 12 replies
    American Clarion ^ | April 17, 2012 | Gina Miller
    Members of the anti-Christian, communist Left are obsessed with banishing the presence of Christian expression from all areas of the public square. They are probably the most fervent in this crusade in the government-run public school classrooms, where teachers are persecuted for displaying even a hint of Christianity. I have written before about a California teacher, Brad Johnson, who is fighting back against a tyrannical school district that ordered him to remove patriotic banners from his classroom walls—banners that simply included the name of God in their sayings. These banners had long been hanging in his classroom, but the God-hating...
  • Michelle Obama: 'This President Has Brought Us Out of the Dark and Into the Light'

    Michelle Obama made a remarkable claim when talking up her husband, President Barack Obama, at a campaign event earlier today in Nashville, Tennessee. "I am so in," Michelle Obama said toward the end of her remarks. "I am going to be working so hard. We have an amazing story to tell. This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light." The crowd of nearly 450 folks applauded as the first lady likened her husband to a Jesus-like figure. In the book of Matthew, we read, "the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light; and to them...
  • G$A’s Vegas $candal Leads Straight to Harry Reid

    04/17/2012 6:18:25 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-17-2012 | Bryan Preston
    April 17, 2012 G$A’s Vegas $candal Leads Straight to Harry Reid Bryan Preston And ultimately, to President Obama’s demagoguery. In 2009, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) urged the White House and individual federal agencies to lift government travel bans on “cities known as resort towns” like Las Vegas — the site of a controversial $823,000 General Services Administration conference in 2010.Reid and then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel exchanged letters in the summer of 2009, with Reid urging the administration to publicly support government meetings and conferences in cities like Las Vegas. Emanuel wrote to Reid that he...
  • Van Jones: Obama 'Forced' to Sit with 'Racist' Cop at Beer Summit

    04/17/2012 6:17:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2012 | John Sexton
    In an April 3rd appearance on the left-wing Democracy Now TV show, Van Jones has offered his own behind-the-scenes take on an incident that made race a political issue three years before the Trayvon Martin case. As Jones describes it, the infamous "beer summit" on the White House lawn was a case where President Obama was "forced" into a meeting with a "racist" police officer.
  • DiFi blows away GOP Senate rivals with fundraising

    04/17/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 4/17/12 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    Last fall, we pointed out that the California Republican Party was running a bit late in not being able to field — with all due respect — a “name” candidate to take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. And now, we see one of the effects of that. DiFi is lapping the GOP field in the latest fundraising disclosures. . . . DiFi is outraising the entire Republican field by about a gazillion to one in the latest fundraising totals. That includes includes her closest GOP rival — Danville autism activist Elizabeth Emken, who was endorsed by the CA GOP....
  • New Mexico firm applies for first horse meat slaughterhouse

    04/17/2012 6:09:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-13-12 | Stephen Dinan
    A New Mexico slaughterhouse has petitioned the federal government to become the first business to offer horse meat for human consumption since an effective ban on the practice ended last year, according to state officials and animal welfare groups. Those groups said last week they are rallying to try to block the slaughterhouse’s petition, hoping to head off what they fear could be a series of slaughterhouses applying to produce horse meat
  • Does Romney's Tax Plan Accept the Premise of the Left's Class Warfare? (Rush has MR news)

    04/17/2012 6:07:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 62 replies ^ | 4-17-12 | Rush Limbaugh
    Excerpt: "Now on Sunday night Romney was here in Palm Beach for a big fundraiser. Word has leaked out about some of the things that he said to the donors. These are things that he's not said publicly in terms of specifics on policy, and one of the things that he talked about was a tax plan. He wants to lower rates but eliminate some deductions for the rich. And I have to tell you, folks, I'm not comfortable with the Republican nominee talking about special plans for "the rich," special plans for "Hispanics." That was part of it, too....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The TV Dinner Test ~ 18 April 2012

    04/17/2012 6:03:03 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 120 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
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  • Police arrest woman after finding body in search for Marine's missing wife

    04/17/2012 6:00:34 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17th, 2012 | AP
    SAN DIEGO – Authorities arrested a woman Tuesday for investigation of murder after finding a body in their search for the missing wife of a U.S. Marine. The body has not yet been identified as 22-year-old Brittany Killgore, who has been missing since Friday night, San Diego County sheriff's Capt. Duncan Frasier said. Police provided no details on a possible motive or any evidence that led to the arrest. Police arrested 27-year-old Jessica Lynn Lopez at a motel in San Diego. She was under guard at University of California, San Diego Medical Center with unspecified injuries. Frasier said she would...
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle: Stuff I bet You didn't Know, plus one lie

    04/17/2012 5:56:58 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 42 replies
    various | april 17, 2012 | beebuster2000
    All of the following is true, except one thing i made up: Guilfoyle is a second-generation American. She was born in San Francisco to a Puerto Rican mother and an Irish father. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Davis. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of San Francisco Law School. Worked as an underwear model for Victoria's Secret. Spent four years in Los Angeles as a Deputy District Attorney Returned to San Francisco, prosecuted 2002 case People v. Noel and Knoller, a second-degree murder trial involving a dog mauling that received international attention....
  • Mother shot dead, newborn taken near Houston

    04/17/2012 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 17, 2012 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    SPRING, Texas (AP) -- A newborn boy was abducted from his dying mother after she was repeatedly shot outside a suburban Houston pediatric center on Tuesday,according to investigators searching for the suspected shooter who sped off with the infant in a blood-stained Lexus. Kayla Marie Golden, 28, was walking to her pickup truck after a checkup with her 3-day-old son, Keegan, when she had a verbal altercation with a woman in a Lexus parked next to her, Montgomery County sheriff's Lt. Dan Norris said.
  • Maryland State troopers lose, free speech wins

    04/17/2012 5:48:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/12 | Barbara F. Hollingsworth
    Defend Life, a small, Baltimore-based pro-life group, is celebrating a major legal victory nearly four years after its members were illegally arrested, strip-searched and jailed by the Maryland State Police for peacefully protesting abortion at an intersection in Harford County.In August 2008, 18 members of Defend Life displayed graphic posters of aborted fetuses along Route 24 as part of its annual "Face the Truth Tour." In response to irate calls from passing motorists, state troopers soon arrived and demanded to see the group's permit.In a videotaped confrontation available on YouTube, founder Jack Ames politely asks a state trooper why they...
  • Obama Sign Language

    04/17/2012 5:47:48 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-17-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Created for OMG! for America. Original photo is from the White House blog. They really need to do a better job with their selecting.
  • Drake's Profanity-Laced 'Re-Bar Mitzvha' Video Stirs Controversy

    04/17/2012 5:47:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    JTA ^ | Thursday, April 12, 2012
    Thanks to hip-hop superstar Drake’s latest music video, there are now far more eyes focusing on Temple Israel’s bimah than there are even during the High Holidays. And even though the song’s lyrics are decidedly more profane than sacred, the Reform synagogue's president said he hoped the video would help Jewish youth connect to Judaism. The video, parts of which were filmed in the Miami shul’s sanctuary, purports to depict Drake’s “re-bar mitzvah,” showing the Jewish rapper reading from what appears to be a Torah. But the accompanying song, "HYFR" (Hell Yeah F***ing Right), has nothing to do with a...
  • Obama bites dog (ate dog meat)

    04/17/2012 5:44:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/17/12 | staff
    Hey, if we’re going to talk about how presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago, let’s talk about how presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago. Can you name the author of this quote? “With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the...
  • Fire in Catskills Ravages Site of Old Brown’s Hotel

    04/17/2012 5:41:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 15, 2012 | KATE TAYLOR
    A fire over the weekend swept through a condominium complex in the Catskills that was once the Brown’s Hotel, where Jerry Lewis and other comedians entertained crowds of vacationing New Yorkers. The fire began around 6 p.m. Saturday and moved quickly through the complex, destroying seven of nine buildings, Steven Vegliante, the town supervisor of Fallsburg, N.Y., said in an interview on Sunday. About 100 people were in the buildings and were evacuated, he said, noting that many were staying at a makeshift shelter at Sullivan County Community College. “We’re just pleased that no one died and no one was...
  • Waiting on line at post office, corrupt NYPD cop (vanity)

    04/17/2012 5:40:52 PM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 60 replies
    Myself | 4/17/2012
    Waited on line at post office to mail ira deposit today. Line was about 40 people long because of taxes. A NYPD cop just skips the line and walks to the counter. As he was walking back I said, "corrupt cop". He said "he's busy". Like none of the private sector people aren't busy. Then as people started questioning him, saying "aren't we busy too" he said I know, "you pay my salary" and laughed.
  • Union rift with U.S. Democrats? That is so last year

    04/17/2012 5:40:32 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 1 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/17/12 | Patricia Zengerle Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A year ago, organized labor was threatening a break with President Barack Obama for being too willing to compromise with Republicans on issues like the debt ceiling, Bush tax cuts, free trade and workplace legislation. Union leaders said they would no longer walk in lock step with Democratic politicians if they did not support labor's agenda, and hinted at more campaigns like the $10 million they spent in an unsuccessful bid to defeat Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln in the 2010 Arkansas primary. But that was last year.
  • 56 LA County Courtrooms to Close, Including Judge Ito's

    04/17/2012 5:38:39 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 12 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | April 17, 2012 | Melissa Pamer
    Budget cuts are set to force the Los Angeles County court system to close 56 courtrooms, including that of its most famous adjudicator, Judge Lance Ito. The courtroom controlled by the man who presided over O.J. Simpson’s 1995 murder trial will be shut down by June 30, the Associated Press reported. Ito will be reassigned to fill in on cases in which no judge is available, AP said. His courtroom is one of many across the nation's largest trial court system that will go dark. The county courts will also lay off 350 workers, reduce use of court reporters and...
  • Man Claims E-Smoke Exploded in His Face

    04/17/2012 5:36:45 PM PDT · by bkopto · 15 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | April 17, 2012 | KEVIN KOENINGER
    DENVER (CN) - A man was hospitalized for eight days after an electronic cigarette exploded in his face, sending "burning debris and battery acid into his mouth, face, and eyes," the e-smoker claims in Federal Court. Phillip Hahn sued Pure Enterprises dba and Ignition L.P., on a variety of charges, and his wife sued for loss of consortium. Hahn says he "purchased a Prodigy V3.1 electronic cigarette device from Pure Enterprises' online store, at the website address of" After buying the proper batteries from a (nonparty) RadioShack the next day, "Phillip Hahn was using the Prodigy energized by...