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  • Annan calls Syria situation 'bleak'

    04/24/2012 3:55:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/24/12 | Edith M. Lederer and John Heilprin - ap
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International envoy Kofi Annan told the U.N. Security Council Thursday that the situation in Syria is "bleak" and expressed alarm at reports that government troops are still carrying out military operations in towns where U.N. observers are not present. He expressed particular concern at media reports that government troops entered the central city of Hama on Monday after U.N. observers departed, firing automatic weapons and killing a significant number of people. "If confirmed, this is totally unacceptable and reprehensible," he said. The joint U.N.-Arab League envoy said the speedy deployment of the 300-strong U.N. observer force...
  • When Has Romney EVER Done A Tough Conservative Thing? SS Fund Bankrupt by 2016

    04/24/2012 3:49:09 PM PDT · by rightjb · 2 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 4/24/2012 | Libertarian Neocon (@LibNeocon)
    The Wheels Are Already Coming Off: Social Security Disability Insurance Fund to Go Bankrupt by 2016 |And We Have No Confidence Obama or Romney Would Know What To Do http://bit.ly/Jmx8Kx
  • Obama Bogged Down by Scandals

    04/24/2012 3:46:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Increasing public disapproval of Barack Obama is based on more than his extravagant spending, which hangs debt like an albatross around the necks of our children and grandchildren. He is presiding over the most scandal-ridden administration in decades, from Colombia to Las Vegas to the Mexican border to Solyndra and more. The Secret Service's prostitution party in Colombia is an international embarrassment. It's not sufficient punishment that a few guilty men have been allowed to resign or retire with benefits because many questions are still crying to be answered. Who arranged the party at the now notorious Pley Club in...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘I’m Strong, Smart and Bold’

    04/24/2012 3:42:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/24/12 | Devin Dwyer
    First Lady Michelle Obama was in Omaha, Neb., today for an address to women and girls, aimed at boosting their confidence as advocates for themselves. She also appealed for campaign cash at a fundraiser hosted by Warren Buffet in Omaha, which could be key to President Obama’s re-election. (Snip) Mrs. Obama delivered the keynote speech at an annual luncheon for Girls Inc., a nonprofit advocacy group for which she is an honorary board chair, exhorting the women not to “be afraid to dream big.” “You have to see yourself in a place. You have to be able to see yourself
  • Photos: Protest Against Leftist Alternative Ceremony

    04/24/2012 3:39:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/4/12 | Elad Benari
    Dozens of activists protested on Tuesday evening against an alternative Memorial Day ceremony held by the leftist organization Combatants for Peace at the Tel Aviv port area. The group’s alternative ceremony includes Israeli bereaved parents and Palestinian Authority Arab bereaved parents (parents of terrorists who were killed while fighting IDF soldiers) under the same category of remembrance and loss. On Sunday, one of the protest organizers, Nissim Eliyahu, sharply criticized the alternative ceremony and told Arutz Sheva that it is in fact a political event under the guise of a memorial event. Combatants for Peace’s spokesman said in response to...
  • Cheney File Traces Heart Care Milestones

    04/24/2012 3:35:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, M.D.
    WASHINGTON — For a man who has long battled advanced heart disease, Dick Cheney has had a remarkable streak of being in the right place at the right time. Now 71, the former vice president has survived five heart attacks, the first of them at the age of 37. Even before he received a heart transplant a month ago today, Mr. Cheney had benefited from just about every procedure, technology and class of drug available to people with his condition — atherosclerosis, in which fatty deposits block blood flow in the arteries. Indeed, Mr. Cheney’s medical history could almost be...
  • Soros Compares Euro-Zone Crisis With Soviet Collapse

    04/24/2012 3:34:54 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-24-2012 | Martin Elder
    Soros Compares Euro-Zone Crisis With Soviet Collapse By Martin EderApril 24, 2012 U.S. billionaire investor George Soros compared the euro-zone crisis with factors that led to the Soviet Union’s collapse in the early 1990s. “Europe is similar to the Soviet Union in the way that the euro crisis has the potential of destroying, undermining the European Union,” he said in a debate on public policy education Tuesday. “With the profound social, economic and moral crisis that Europe is in, we can see a similar process of disintegration.” Mr. Soros, who was born in the Hungarian capital Budapest, often visits his...
  • 'That's justice for Trayvon': Angry mob beats man for telling them to stop playing basketball...

    04/24/2012 3:30:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2012
    An angry mob of youngsters brutally battered a man who told them to stop playing basketball outside his home - and allegedly then told him 'that's justice for Trayvon'. Matthew Owens was hit with bricks, chairs, pipes and paint cans on his own Mobile, Alabama, front porch by 20 people on Saturday night after complaining about the noise. Owens' sister, Ashley Parker, claimed the group attacking her white brother were all African-American as she told wkrg.com: 'It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed.' And she alleged that, as they walked away leaving him badly bruised and bleeding on...
  • 'I Gave My Boss My Kidney – She Helped Get Me the Sack': Mum's 'Betrayal'-FIRED after Donating Organ

    04/24/2012 3:27:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Mirror ^ | 23 Apr 2012 | Rob Leigh
    "She just took this gift and put it on the ground and kicked it," claims donor A mum-of-two says has spoken of her 'betrayal' after she donated a kidney to help save her boss's life - who she claims then contributed to her being fired. “I decided to become a kidney donor to my boss, and she took my heart," Debbie Stevens reportedly sobbed to New York Post. “I feel very betrayed. This has been a very hurtful and horrible experience for me. She just took this gift and put it on the ground and kicked it." According to papers...
  • 1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed (and the idiots will still vote for Obama)

    04/24/2012 3:25:30 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    boston globe ^ | 4/23/2012 | (No) Hope Yen, Associated Press
    The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults with bachelor’s degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs — waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example — and that’s confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans. An analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press lays bare the highly uneven prospects for...
  • Not So Fast: New Texas Poll Puts Gingrich in Striking Distance (PPP Romney 45- NEWT 35)

    Newt Gingrich has been inching towards the door over the last couple of days, admitting that tonight’s Delaware primary is likely a make-or-break situation for his campaign. However, a new poll out today might give the former Speaker some pause. Public Policy Polling shows that Mitt Romney leads in the state of Texas by a 45% to 35% margin, putting Gingrich within striking distance. Coming up lame in his home state, only 14% of GOP supporters support Ron Paul. More encouraging for Gingrich, or troubling for Romney, is that the presumptive nominee is trailing the former Speaker 45% to 40%...
  • My Battle With Insomnia: How Roxanne Pallett Didn't Sleep for Three Days

    04/24/2012 3:18:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Mirror ^ | 24 Apr 2012 | Olivia Buxton
    "I have had to live with being constantly tired all my life and I walk around in a constant daze", says the former Emmerdale actressFormer Emmerdale actress ­Roxanne Pallett, 29, has suffered from insomnia since childhood. Her chronic sleep problem was at its worst when her best friend committed suicide two years ago. Here she tells how it can affect her ability to lead a normal life… Being constantly tired is something I have had to live with all my life and most days I walk around in a constant daze. Normally I can never ever get to sleep before...
  • Building a 21st Century FDA A better way to fast track new pills for old ills

    04/24/2012 3:13:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    Reason ^ | April 24, 2012 | Ronald Bailey
    “FDA is relying on 20th century regulatory science to evaluate 21st century medical products,” declared Food and Drug Administration Commissioner (FDA) Margaret Hamburg back in October 2010. One result: As biotech and medical discoveries accelerate, the number of new drugs approved by the agency remains basically flat. A 2010 study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by researchers from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas found that the time from drug discovery to marketing increased from eight years in 1960 to 12 to 15 years in 2010. Five years of this increase results from new regulations boosting the...
  • CALIFORNIA: Judge says state controller has no power to block Legislature's pay

    04/24/2012 3:10:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 4/24/12 | Kevin Yamamura
    A Sacramento Superior Court judge has tentatively ruled that the state controller has no authority to judge whether the state budget is balanced or block lawmakers' pay as he did last June. In a bitter feud during last year's budget battle, Controller John Chiang determined that the budget passed by legislative Democrats was not balanced. Using new powers he believed he had under voter-approved Proposition 25, Chiang then blocked lawmakers' pay and expense money for 12 days until they cut a budget deal with Gov. Jerry Brown. In a tentative ruling today, Judge David I. Brown said that the controller...
  • Egypt Teen Cries Tears of Blood, Says Touched by Jinn

    04/24/2012 3:08:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Bikya Masr ^ | 13 April 2012 | Pete Willows
    An 18-year-old Egyptian girl who shed ‘blood tears’ claimed she had been touched by jinn, which are ghosts and spirits popular in Upper Egyptian folklore. According to a report in the Arabic language quotidian, Sabea’a, a girl named Dawa’a appeared on Al Nahar Television, to share her experience. She said she had been touched by tribe of about one-thousand jinn. Amr Al-Laithi, a Muslim scholar, recited verses from Qur’an as the teenager fell unconscious. When she woke up after about 20 minutes, she claimed she could not remember anything but was suffering an intense headache. The Muslim scholar explained that...
  • Chicago man killed in Oregon plane crash

    04/24/2012 3:05:33 PM PDT · by Petruchio · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2012
    A kit-built, high-performance light plane crashed Monday in central Oregon, killing two men, the Deschutes County sheriff's office said. [snip] The victims were identified as Harry Mortimer League, 68, of Chicago and Patrick Franzen, 52, of Bend. Their bodies were recovered and their relatives have been notified, Davis said. The plane was described as a single-engine Lancair IV-Propjet. The cause of the crash was under investigation. [snip to end]
  • "Scandal:" One of Mitt Romney's Spokesmen is Gay

    04/24/2012 3:02:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Outrage!  Or something!  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has "stepped on a landmine" by having the temerity to appoint -- I hope you're sitting down -- an openly gay national security spokesman, according to one leader of a social conservative group.  Once you've pried yourself from the floor, feel free to persuse some choice excerpts from this person's incensed column:   Gov. Mitt Romney stepped on a landmine by appointing Richard Grenell, an out, loud and proud homosexual, to be his spokesman on national security and foreign policy issues. Grenell has for years been an outspoken advocate for homosexual...
  • Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama

    04/24/2012 3:01:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 24, 2012 | Martin Gould
    Roman Catholic leaders are calling for two weeks of public protests against President Barack Obama's policies as they intensify their argument that the administration is engaged in a war on religion. The days between June 21 and July 4 have been set aside by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which has sought to end the administration's contraception mandate, among other policies. The protests against the Obama administration’s policies could be “the game-changer” in the presidential election, one leading lay churchman told Newsmax on Tuesday. The protests, dubbed “A Fortnight for Freedom” will be an “unprecedented, aggressive attack” against policies...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 4-24-12

    04/24/2012 2:57:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 4-24-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • "The War on Terror is Over" Says Those in the Administration

    04/24/2012 2:57:03 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 23, 2012 | Daniel halper
    In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Obama administration is grappling with how to handle Islamists, radical adherents to Islam. Particularly, the issue has come to the fore in regards to Egypt, which, as Reuel Marc Gerecht notes, "is now certain" to elect "an Islamist" as its leaders the next time the Egyptian people go to the polls. But some in the Obama administration are now seeing things differently. "The war on terror is over," a senior official in the State Department official tells the National Journal. "Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people...
  • Pollmania: Obama leads Romney by seven nationally, by nine in New Hampshire

    04/24/2012 2:56:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2012 | AllahPundit
    Second look at dog-eating?That’s the biggest lead he’s had against Romney dating back to last August. Follow the link and scroll down and you’ll see that it’s independents who are driving it, flipping from a 45/39 split in favor of Mitt 10 days ago to a 45/43 in favor of O. Gallup reasons that a dip in gas prices must be behind it, but the dip we’re talking about here is roughly five cents in the national average. Hard to believe you’d see a poll effect this dramatic because of something as meager as that. I think what we’re looking...
  • Rep. Steve King torches Obama admin’s selective enforcement of law for political and racist reasons

    04/24/2012 2:52:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4-24-2012
    April 24, 2012 Rep. Steve King torches Obama admin’s selective enforcement of law for political and racist reasons The Right Scoop During a press conference on SB1070 today, Rep. Steve King ripped the Obama administration and the Justice Department for selective enforcement of the law solely for political and racist reasons. After citing example after example of how the Obama administration has done this, he went to the nub of it and spelled it out rather bluntly for the press: There’s a political motive for this and it should be very clear to all of us. It’s not a mystery!...
  • Sigh: DWS' Lie of the Day

    04/24/2012 2:49:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | Guy Benson
    We could probably make this a daily installment, although I'm not sure I have the bandwidth to keep up with the DNC Chairwoman's endless distortions.  Her latest whopper came on CNN this morning, during a spat with conservative contributor Will Cain:   Ignore, for a moment, the crux of their dispute, and focus on this snippet:   “I’m a member of Congress in the minority, unfortunately, which I plan to help change in November,” Schultz shot back. “But the people who control the agenda right now in the House of Representatives are the Republicans. Ask them why they haven’t brought...
  • Obama Administration Honors 78 Schools for Educating ‘Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders’

    04/24/2012 2:41:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Obama Administration Honors 78 Schools for Educating ‘Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders’ By Penny Starr April 24, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration on Monday recognized 78 schools across the nation for their efforts to promote a “green” environment – and train budding environmental activists for “jobs of the future.” "Science, environmental and outdoor education play a central role in providing children with a well-rounded education, helping prepare them for the jobs of the future," said U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. He schools that focus on the environment can help students build “real-world skillsets.” Duncan – along with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson...
  • [Earth Day 1990] Celebrants leave [150] tons of litter [in New York's Central Park]

    04/24/2012 2:35:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    Lodi News-Sentinel ^ | April 24, 1990
    NEW YORK (UPI) - Sanitation crews scooped up 154.3 tons of litter left by Earth Day celebrants in Central Park by midday Monday and were still cleaning up at day's end.
  • Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama

    04/24/2012 2:31:23 PM PDT · by Doc Justice · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/24/2012 | Martin Gould
    Roman Catholic leaders are calling for two weeks of public protests against President Barack Obama's policies as they intensify their argument that the administration is engaged in a war on religion. The days between June 21 and July 4 have been set aside by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which has sought to end the administration's contraception mandate, among other policies. The protests against the Obama administration’s policies could be “the game-changer” in the presidential election, one leading lay churchman told Newsmax on Tuesday. The protests, dubbed “A Fortnight for Freedom” will be an “unprecedented, aggressive attack” against policies...
  • The Delusional Left

    04/24/2012 2:31:08 PM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | 4/24/2012 | Burt Prelutsky
    Predictably, Nancy Pelosi applauded Rep. Bobby Rush when he donned a hoodie on the floor of the House to show his solidarity with the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the Black Panthers, in their calls for George Zimmerman’s head on a platter. Meanwhile, back in Chicago’s 1st congressional district, home to Mr. Rush, during one recent Thursday night, 13 people were shot, two of them fatally. I understand that the shooters all wore hoodies. I trust that Mrs. Pelosi can provide Bobby Rush with an alibi. In the meantime, in the NCAA basketball tournament, the Final Four consisted...
  • Gov. Haslam signs government employment reform

    04/24/2012 2:28:38 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Nashville Business Journal ^ | 4/24/12 | Brian Reisinger
    Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law today his reform of state government employment practices. The Republican governor held a signing ceremony this morning for the passage of the Tennessee Excellence Accountability and Management (TEAM) Act, one of the major components of his legislative agenda this year. Some business leaders pushed for the measure, saying it would improve regular and often expensive interactions with state government, though critics cautioned against political patronage.Lt Gov. Ron Ramsey, the Republican head of the Senate, followed the signing ceremony with a statement applauding the law. Republicans were generally supportive of the measure, though it was...
  • MILITARY: Female Marines to get combat assignments

    04/24/2012 2:26:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 116 replies
    NC Times ^ | April 24, 2012 | Mark Walker
    The Marine Corps said Tuesday that it is taking another step toward allowing women to serve in combat roles. Gen. James Amos, Marine Corps commandant, said selected groups of female Marines will get combat unit assignments later this year as part of a study on the appropriateness of women on the battlefield. Amos announced the initiative in a message posted on a service website. The program calls for assigning women officers, gunnery sergeants and staff sergeants to combat artillery, tank, amphibious, engineer and assault units. Current law restricts women from serving in direct combat in all but a few assignments,...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, April-24-2012

    04/24/2012 2:22:57 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 81 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Sen. Charles Schumer promises action on Arizona immigration law

    04/24/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 24, 2102 | By Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON -- On the eve of the Supreme Court’s hearing of the Arizona immigration law, a top Democrat vowed to take congressional action if the high court upholds the state’s tough-on-immigration statute. The proposal from Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) would surely extend the immigration debate and touch off a states’ rights fight with strong opinions on either side. Should the court uphold Arizona’s SB 1070, Schumer said his proposal would prohibit states from enacting or enforcing their own immigration law penalties unless they are working in concert with the federal government. “I believe it is simply too damaging to...
  • Apple revenue jumps, beats Street view

    04/24/2012 2:05:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | April 24,2012
    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Tuesday reported quarterly revenue that handily beat Wall Street estimates, driven by strong demand for its iPhones and iPads, sending its shares 3.5 percent higher. The consumer electronics giant said its fiscal second-quarter revenue rose to $39.2 billion, better than the average analyst estimate of $36.8 billion, according to Thomson Reuters
  • Invest In Inflation, It's The Only Thing Going Up-Nick Santiago--24.Apr.2012

    04/24/2012 2:00:53 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 2 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 04/25/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents Nick Santiago of www.InTheMoneyStocks.com joined us again for a wide ranging discussion about making money in the stock market. According to Nick's methodology, increased volatility is good for increasing investment returns. This means being able to follow the Fed's shadowy hand when they buy bonds and distort the market. Accurate charting is the key to following the moves. Buying gold, silver and perhaps some well valued real estate with your trading profits will help you go a long way towards the gold. Trading is not for everybody, or even most people, but if you have the right temperament...
  • [Al Sharpton] From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin: Let's Not Miss Another Opportunity to Progress

    04/24/2012 1:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Huffington Post | April 24, 2012 | Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Al Sharpton. President, National Action Network
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-al-sharpton/from-rodney-king-to-trayv_b_1449843.html
  • Denver priest ‘pulls out the big guns’ on Planned Parenthood: says Mass on street outside clinic

    04/24/2012 1:57:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 23, 2012 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    Photo by James Baca/Denver Catholic Register DENVER, CO, April 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Prayerbooks, rosaries, and pro-life pamphlets are a common sight outside Planned Parenthood’s massive facility in downtown Denver, but this year, local organizers of this spring’s Forty Days for Life campaign decided that one last piece was missing to bring the light of Christ to the country’s second largest abortion facility: the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The idea to celebrate the Catholic Mass in front of Planned Parenthood came from Fr. Joseph Hearty, Assistant Pastor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in nearby Littleton, who felt...
  • State Rep. Stephen Ortego insults America's veterans (liberal Dem idiot)

    04/24/2012 1:55:26 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 24 April 2012 | The Hayride Blog
    Rep. Stephen Ortego (D-Carencro) with some truly strange questioning of a bill filed by Rep. Nick Lorusso (R-New Orleans) to offer in-state tuition to military veterans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CzwMMZ795HU
  • Gingrich won't drop out Tuesday, no matter what happens in Delaware, spokesman says

    04/24/2012 1:54:27 PM PDT · by VinL · 47 replies
    ABC ^ | 4-24-12 | Moody
    (edit). Here's the full email from Hammond. Three scenarios: 1. Doomsday -- We do poorly in Delaware, Gingrich will keep his campaign schedule in North Carolina but reassess with supporters whether or not there is a path forward. 2. Middle ground --- a razor thin win for Romney in Delaware could show cracks in the armor and coalesce a conservative coalition of supporters behind Newt. 3. Break in the Dam --- A win in Delaware builds financial and grassroots momentum going into North Carolina -- combined with the ABC news report that Winning our Future has $5 million to spend...
  • Edwards thought '1-in-3 chance' he was father of Rielle's unborn child, ex-aide testifies

    04/24/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/12 | Jonathan Serrie/AP
    John Edwards apparently didn't think too highly of his mistress. According to testimony Tuesday from Edwards' former top confidante, the ex-senator didn't give himself great odds when he doubted that he was the father of Rielle Hunter's unborn child. "He said that she was a crazy slut, and it was a one-in-three chance that it was his child," Young testified. Whether or not those were the odds, Edwards made a bad bet. After denying for months that he was the father, even after he copped to the affair, Edwards has acknowledged paternity for their daughter who is now 4 years...
  • NOW MEN ARE VICTIMS OF MILITARY SEX ASSAULTS

    04/24/2012 1:51:29 PM PDT · by massmike · 47 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 04/24/2012 | Bob Unruh
    While the full picture remains far from clear, signs of the ill effects of the Democrat-initiated law allowing homosexuals to serve in the U.S. military without hiding their sexual preference are beginning to appear. The newest reports, for Fiscal Year 2011, have just come out, and Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, immediately noted that sexual misbehavior is on the rise. In December 2010, Congress repealed the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy established by President Clinton that allowed homosexuals to remain in the military on the condition they not make a public issue of their sexual lifestyle....
  • Catholic nurse wins after employer demands she work in abortion facility

    04/24/2012 1:49:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Hilary White
    LONDON, April 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic nurse in the UK has won her case in a dispute with her employer, an NHS trust in the Midlands, that was demanding she work in an abortion facility. The Catholic Herald reports that the woman, who has not been named publicly, was being required to work in a “Termination of Pregnancy clinic” attached to the hospital, and had cited the Abortion Act itself as her defence. Legal experts defending the rights of conscientiously objecting health care workers facing abortion-related disputes have pointed out that the Abortion Act contains a clause allowing...
  • The Ascendence of Sociopaths in US Governance

    04/24/2012 1:40:58 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 21 replies
    Casey Research ^ | March 21, 2012 | Doug Casey
    There are seven characteristics I can think of that define a sociopath, although I'm sure the list could be extended. 1) Sociopaths completely lack a conscience or any capacity for real regret about hurting people. Although they pretend the opposite. 2) Sociopaths put their own desires and wants on a totally different level from those of other people. Their wants are incommensurate. They truly believe their ends justify their means. Although they pretend the opposite. 3) Sociopaths consider themselves superior to everyone else, because they aren't burdened by the emotions and ethics others have – they're above all that. They're...
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman prosecutors should be investigated (References Mobile, AL racial beat-down)

    04/24/2012 1:37:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 24, 2012 | Kevin Kervick
    Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz believes the prosecution team in the George Zimmerman case should be investigated to see if they committed a criminal act. On the Glenn Beck radio program today, Professor Dershowitz said he does not believe the Florida prosecution team had sufficient evidence to charge George Zimmerman with second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Unless there is additional evidence, Dershowitz believes the second degree murder charge is baseless. Dershowitz added that he does not see any justification for the prosecution to withhold evidence. Furthermore, in an explosive charge, Dershowitz said...
  • Same Old Story on Energy Policy - Politicians show continued folly of central planning

    04/24/2012 1:35:52 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/24/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    As spring blooms, the president addresses the nation on energy. He tells us, “Without our planning for the future, it will get worse…The oil and natural gas that we rely on for 75 percent of our energy is simply running out.” Unless profound changes are made in the next decade, the president warns, the world will demand more oil than it can produce. He calls for “strict conservation” and switching to “permanent renewable energy sources like solar power.” Because they promise future energy independence, his administration is spending billions of taxpayer dollars on wind, solar and biodiesel, plus offering massive...
  • If Even Some Of This Is True, Obama Is So Much More Dangerous Than We Thought

    04/24/2012 1:31:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | 4/24/12 | George Spelvin
    Years of living dangerously off of the U.S. taxpayers’ dime have certainly served the Obama-Dunham family well, according to investigative journalist Wayne Madsen. Nevertheless, the downside for America is the Islamazation of Africa and Asia in a remarkable example of unintended consequences of foreign entanglements gone bad- very bad, indeed. A Wayne Madsen 32 page pdf file is opening up a Pandora’s Box of American foreign aid money dispensed wildly and broadly overseas. The reporter cites American dollars intended to buy starving villagers rice actually going to finance foreign military weapons purchases for various wars, conflicts, and insurgencies. Our tax...
  • Walker: WI recall election is about ‘courage’

    04/24/2012 1:30:14 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 4-20-12 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker on Friday paid another call on the out-of-state Republican faithful, addressing the conservative Illinois Policy Institute in Chicago. This was his second trip to the Land of Lincoln, who earlier in the week spoke to lobbyists, lawmakers and members of the business community at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Policy Institute, a leading independent research and education organization committed to free-market causes, brought in Walker to discuss what the group views as the governor’s political courage. Walker, in a fight for his political life in a gubernatorial...
  • Granting Absurdity - The GSA scandal obscures a broader problem: the shell game of federal...

    04/24/2012 1:30:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | 23 April 2012 | Heather Mac Donald
    The GSA scandal obscures a broader problem: the shell game of federal largesse.The General Service Administration’s abuse of the taxpayer credit card in its cynically extravagant 2010 Las Vegas conference has drawn justified bipartisan outrage. But however instructive such discreet incidents of government waste are—illustrating the contempt with which some members of the federal bureaucracy view the taxpayer—they are a sideshow compared with a far larger fiscal sinkhole: the mundane practice of federal grant-making. It’s bad enough that the Education Department, for example, spews out a constant flood of misguided regulations, which usually embody the view that schools and universities...
  • Female Episcopal Priest Visits a Mormon Temple

    04/24/2012 1:28:27 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 401 replies
    The Mormon Dialogue ^ | April 23,,2012 | Danielle Tumminio
    As I stood in front of the new Mormon Temple in Liberty, Mo., it struck me as ironic that close to 175 years ago, Mormons were forced out of this same state. Whereas the Missouri public once urged their governor to force Joseph Smith and his followers out of the area surrounding Kansas City, Mormons began to return to the region in the 1900s, eventually gathering in such large numbers that the Church organization decided the region needed a temple. Which is why I came to visit. Latter Day Saints restrict temple access to members of their denomination who...
  • MAXIMUM SECURITY FACILITY ON LOCKDOWN AS RACIAL TENSIONS RISE: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    04/24/2012 1:28:18 PM PDT · by hope · 26 replies
    (Phoenix, AZ) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio ordered parts of the maximum security 4th Avenue Jail be placed on indefinite lockdown as racial tensions rise – tensions brought on by orders from the Mexican Mafia chieftains who appear to be trying to control the downtown jail. Arpaio’s move to lockdown the jail aims to protect not only officers but inmates as well. According to the Sheriff’s jail intelligence unit, super max Mexican Mafia inmates housed in the closed custody unit of the 4th Avenue jail are putting out orders to all Hispanic inmates to refuse to be housed with black...
  • Louisiana State Police Investigate Loomisgate As Saints Use All Legal Recourse

    04/24/2012 1:19:29 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 9 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | Ed Staton
    t's always exciting in New Orleans when it involves the New Orleans Saints, or so it seems. The Saints plan to seek “all legal recourse" regarding ESPN's Monday report that GM Mickey Loomis used an electronic devise to eavesdrop on opposing coaches from 2002 to 2004. Meanwhile, the Louisiana State Police are in the NFL New Orleans SaintsLoomisgate probe game along with the FBI.
  • Mad Cow Case Confirmed in California

    04/24/2012 1:16:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/24/2012 | Puenga Vongs
    The United States Department of Agriculture confirmed Tuesday that it found a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow from central California. The infected cow was found as part of a "targeted surveillance system," says John Clifford, the USDA's chief veterinary officer. This is the nation's fourth confirmed case of the ailment commonly known as mad cow disease. "The animal was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so it at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health. Additionally, milk does not transmit BSE," Clifford added. The animal tested positive for atypical...