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  • UNCOVERED: Obama to give oil-rich Alaskan islands, billions of barrels of oil, to Russia...

    04/24/2012 7:08:45 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 44 replies
    Tea Party Brief ^ | Tea Party Brief
  • Hundreds of thousands must check, fix computers or lose Internet in July due to hacker case

    04/24/2012 7:08:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune / The Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2012 | Lolita C. Baldor
    For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer. Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down. The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner,, that will inform them whether they're infected...
  • Vanity: And Remember How The Left Bashed Romney For Only Getting 25% Of The Vote? Not Tonight!

    04/24/2012 7:07:05 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 37 replies
    Especially MSNBC and the liberal baffoons on FOX. How many times did we hear, But Romney can never take in more than 25% of the vote? What an assinine thing to boast on live TV! There were 8 or 9 of them running at one time, did anyone expect any candidate to get 50% from the start? We had about 5 or 6 great candidates from the start. But most of us had a gut feeling it was going to be Romney in the end. Now those clowns on MSNBC can be more identified with the 7 dwarfs.
  • Big Pharma Sponsored Front Groups Try to Kill Electronic Cigarettes in the Womb

    04/24/2012 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 13 replies
    The Rest of the Story ^ | APRIL 20, 2012 | Dr. Michael Siegel
    The American Legacy Foundation released a policy statement on electronic cigarettes, in which it called for the removal of these products from the market. The statement was entitled "The FDA Should Take Electronic Cigarettes Off The Market Until It Is Satisfied That They Are Safe and Effective." According to the statement: "While we remain open to promising products that can help smokers quit smoking, a consideration of all of the available evidence combined with important unanswered questions strongly supports our call on the FDA to prohibit the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes unless and until the FDA is satisfied that...
  • This is a neat "The Vortex" about the Maronite Rite

    04/24/2012 7:03:15 PM PDT · by stpio · 5 replies
    RealCatholic TV ^ | April 24, 2012 | Michael Voris
    My computer won't let me put up a Youtube directly so I post the link. Watch this latest from Michael Voris of RealCatholic T.V., The Vortex:
  • Shocking Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Voice of the Martyrs Executive Director

    Shocking Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Voice of the Martyrs Executive Director by Steve Eastman, Faith Issues It’s always shocking when someone dies before their time, especially if there are no apparent health issues. But shocking has been taken to a whole new level in the death of 64 year-old Tom White. To its credit, The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is confirming much of what the media is reporting. You can find this statement on the ministry’s website: “Allegations were made to authorities this week that Tom had inappropriate contact with a young girl. Rather than face those allegations,...
  • “Turn Tail and Run” Law Proposed

    04/24/2012 7:01:02 PM PDT · by Revtwo · 30 replies
    Senator Lousenburg (D. NJ) has filed the “Turn Tail and Run” (TTR) bill in the U.S. Senate which, if passed, would preempt ALL State “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) laws. The new bill would impose a national duty to retreat at all times when one encounters a criminal threat or is about to become a victim of violent crime.
  • Romney Campaign Ambiguously Gay

    04/24/2012 6:59:13 PM PDT · by DBeers · 7 replies
    April 24, 2012 | DBeers
    IF he is the nominee, and picks a running mate, I have a feeling the GOPe poster boy will be running an ambiguously gay duo politically correct progressive campaign like Kerry and Edwards did. As such, who do YOU think will be the Edwards like VP?
  • Will Liberal Mitt Romney be Conservative Kind to Supreme Court?

    04/24/2012 6:50:03 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies ^ | Saturday, March 31, 2012 | Bungalow Bill
    There's been lots of talk that we must come together and vote for Mitt Romney because of the Supreme Court. Standing on conservative principles, I hate the idea of being forced to vote for Mitt Romney simply because he is an alternative to Obama. Romney's record from abortion to gun control to green energy to healthcare looks like Obama's record. See why it's hard to come to terms. A lot of people know this, but they end their argument with the Supreme Court. I question why should we trust a liberal in Republican clothing to be conservative friendly when it...
  • Social Security Won't Be There, So Why Not Be Rich? (Occupy freeloaders don't get it)

    04/24/2012 6:48:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/23/12 | Donald Pennington
    Social Security Won't Be There, So Why Not Be Rich?By Donald Pennington | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 8 hrs ago COMMENTARY | How many times has a politician used the fear of losing Social Security as a ploy to persuade voters? More times than I can count. The concept of a safety net for those who lack financial planning skills has been an effective vote-grabber since 1935. And while all wage-earning Americans are required to pay into the program, people my age and younger will likely never see a return. **SNIP** Participants in the recent Occupy Wall Street boondoggle complained...
  • Brownsville Church Needs a Revival — a Financial One

    04/24/2012 6:47:39 PM PDT · by sreastman · 1 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 4/24/2012 | Steve Eastman
    Brownsville Church Needs a Revival — a Financial One by Steve Eastman, Faith Issues You probably remember the excitement from the mid to late 90s. People drove all night and even several days to arrive at Brownsville Assembly of God at 7 AM and earlier, to wait in the hot Pensacola sun until the evening service. Although he was pastor, John Kilpatrick left most of the public ministry to evangelist Stephen Hill. Lindell Cooley, with his long flowing hair, led worship. Salvations, healings and other miracles continued way past the time ordinary church-goers went to bed. Kilpatrick, who resigned in...
  • Case against George Zimmerman man be doomed

    04/24/2012 6:45:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Last week, media outlets filed motions to unseal the records concerning the arrest of George Zimmerman in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Sooner than later, the public will see what evidence special prosecutor Angela Corey has that warranted the filing of second-degree murder charges. Absent something new in Corey's file, one of America's best-known lawyers feels the case against Zimmerman is doomed. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz believes that the murder charges will be thrown out. In a recent interview with me, Dershowitz acknowledged the low evidentiary bar necessary at this juncture but still opined that Corey...
  • How Lockheed’s Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business

    04/24/2012 6:41:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    GIZMODO ^ | Lt. Col. William B. O'Connor USAF (ret.)
    How Lockheed’s Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business How Lockheed’s Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business How do you hide an airplane behind a bird? Very skillfully. Lt. Col. William B. O'Connor (ret.) flew the F-117 Nighthawk during the Bosnia Conflict, and in Stealth Fighter, he explains the history, operation, and soul America's most advanced stealth jet. While the United States had never embraced a defensive mindset and had only fielded one strategic SAM system to that point, the Nike-Hercules dating from the 1950s, and one real medium-range tactical system, the HAWK (homing all the way...
  • The ugly American - sex trafficking and our national humiliation

    04/24/2012 6:30:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/24/2012 | Albert Mohler
    April 24, 2012 ( - The sexual revolution of the last several decades has transformed any public conversation about sex and sexuality. The revolutionaries directed their attention to the dismantling of an entire edifice of sexual morality that had been basically intact for well over 2,000 years. At one point in the sexual revolution, efforts were made to legalize prostitution as a “victimless crime,” a term that anyone could recognize as an oxymoron. Most of these efforts went nowhere in the United States and most of Europe, though “progressive” law enforcement officials often looked the other way and did little...
  • Media Protect Elizabeth Warren in Senate Race

    04/24/2012 6:29:54 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/23/2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has picked up the endorsement and fundraising support of entertainer Harry Belafonte, whose reputation as a calypso singer has been superseded by his service to international Marxism. During the Cold War, Belafonte sang at a “Concert for Peace” in communist East Germany, where he attacked President Reagan’s anti-communist foreign policy. A long-time supporter of the Castro dictatorship, he has more recently been singing the praises of Venezuelan Marxist ruler Hugo Chavez. The April 19 Warren fundraiser, which included Belafonte’s name on the letterhead, was held at the Manhattan penthouse of HBO executive Michael...
  • Ex-girlfriend claims top NC Democrat infected her with HIV and offered her health insurance from DNC

    04/24/2012 6:28:26 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 43 replies
    dailymail ^ | 4 24 12
    A North Carolina Democrat faces serious sexual misconduct charges, and this time it isn't the state's former senator John Edwards. The ex-girlfriend of former state party executive Jay Parmley claims that he gave her HIV and his lawyers promised to put her on the Democratic National Committee's health insurance. Mr Parmley's ex Rebecca Burgin, 29, spoke out today saying that her 'biggest concern is for anybody else that had had a relationship with him that he did not tell'. Ms Burgin started dating Mr Parmley when she was 20 and he was her 32-year-old teacher at Oklahoma City Community College...
  • The History of U.S. Paper Money

    04/24/2012 6:25:55 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 19 replies ^ | April 23, 2012 | Arlyn G. Sieber
    Excerpted from Warman’s Coins and Paper Money by Arlyn G. Sieber, available from During the Revolutionary War, the states and Continental Congress continued to issue paper money, but its backing in hard currency was spotty at best. Inflation ensued, and the notes’ values plummeted. Some were called “shinplasters” because early Americans put them in their boots to help keep their feet warm. The saying “not worth a Continental” had its roots in the devaluation of Continental currency. Designs on state notes varied, but most featured inscriptions within elaborate borders. Coats of arms and crowns were also common. During the...
  • Gingrich to WCNC: 'We’ll continue to campaign'

    04/24/2012 6:24:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 115 replies
    WCNC ^ | 4-24-12 | staff
    Despite speculation that he might drop out of the presidential race soon, Newt Gingrich said he is pressing on during an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 36 anchor Dave Wagner Tuesday afternoon. “These reports somehow get exaggerated,” Gingrich. “We have 23 events this week…What I did say was that we are going to evaluate actively and honestly what has happened here.” Gingrich spent part of Tuesday at the Billy Graham library with his wife and campaign staff. He is expected at an event Tuesday night in Concord as well. “Under any circumstance we are going to be at every single event...
  • The Daily Show on Fox News' Sudden Love for Romney (Video)

    04/24/2012 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies ^ | Fri, Apr 20, 2012 | David Schmader
    The Daily Show, which is a left wing show, got it right when they did this segment compiling how some people at Fox News who were lukewarm on Mitt Romney are now suddenly in the tank for him since Santorum dropped out. The Link: Video: Fox News' Sudden Love for Romney/a>
  • ALL NEW SOUTH PARK: Episode 1607 'Cartman Finds Love'

    04/24/2012 6:19:40 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 18 replies
    South Park Studios ^ | April 25, 2012 | Trey Parker and Matt Stone
    LOVE IS IN THE AIR ON AN ALL-NEW "SOUTH PARK" PREMIERING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL -------- All-New Season 16 Episodes Available In HD Exclusively On Xbox LIVE, iTunes, Sony PlayStation Network, Amazon Video On Demand, Vudu, And In SD On Samsung Media Hub And InDemand New Episodes Also Available On -------- NEW YORK, April 23, 2012 - Cupid runs rampant in South Park in an all-new episode titled, "Cartman Finds Love" premiering Wednesday, April 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. There's a new girl in school and everyone wants to know...
  • The Savage Lands of Islam

    04/24/2012 6:16:21 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/24/2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has ruled that ten year old girls can be married off, because in his words, "Good upbringing makes a girl ready to perform all marital duties at that age." The Mufti, who also recently called for destroying churches in the Arabian Peninsula, is descended from Mohammed Wahhab who gave birth to Wahhabism and his descendants have controlled the Saudi religious establishment, which has given them control of Islam around the world. For all his power and influence, the Mufti is blind and hasn't seen a thing in the last 52 years, an apt metaphor...
  • George Soros Wants Mitt Romney

    04/24/2012 6:15:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Spooky guy George Soros, gave his endorsement to none other than Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. The reason why George Soros chose Romney is as he says, there isn't a bit of difference between liberal...uh hem.... moderate Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama. George Soros admits that he is a useful idiot for Leninism. For those of you that are not familiar with the term useful idiot; it is a person that undermines a capitalist society to further along a communist take over. Once the revolutionary communists come in behind the subversive ideology of the useful idiots,...
  • Arizona Defends SB 1070: Border In The Court

    04/24/2012 6:13:30 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 24, 2012
    Immigration: In an unusual move, Arizona's immigration law comes before the Supreme Court before its adjudication by lower courts. Will the high court let states protect their borders by enforcing federal laws the feds won't? The federal challenge to Arizona's SB 1070, the state law designed to help stem the flow of illegal aliens, is headed to an unexpectedly earlier resolution as the Supreme Court has expedited its review and begins hearing oral arguments on Wednesday. This can't be good news for an administration at war with both Arizona and the courts and already fearful that its landmark legislation, ObamaCare,...
  • Each U.S. Household’s Share of Unfunded Medicare And Social Security Liability Is Over $538K

    (CNS News) – Medicare faces an unfunded liability of $38.6 trillion, according to the Medicare Trustees report released Monday. The unfunded liability is the amount that has been promised in benefits to people now alive that will not be funded by the tax revenue the system is expected to take in to pay for those benefits. (The Medicare Trustees calculate the unfunded liability for a period of 75 years into the future.) The $38.6 trillion in unfunded benefits Medicare is expected to pay over the next 75 years equals $328,404.43 for each of the 117,538,000 households the Census Bureau said...
  • Why is a Felon barred from owning a firearm yet is allowed to sit in Congress?

    04/24/2012 6:12:49 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    I was driving today and thinking of the insanity of laws which disallow the ownership of a firearm to felons, yet does NOT disallow Congresscritters from serving in Congress. One can do much more damage as a Congressperson than a person holding a firearm. Someone should grab this issue and use this against them. Push a law forward. If gun owners are going to be held to certain standards, why not those who hold the highest office in the land? /.rant off
  • Social Security faces unfunded liability of $8.6 trillion; debt equals $73,167.83 per US household

    ( — Social Security faces an unfunded liability of $8.6 trillion, according to the 2012 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds. The unfunded liability is the amount that has been promised in benefits to people now alive that will not be funded by the tax revenue the system is expected to take in to pay for those benefits. . . . The $8.6 trillion in unfunded benefits Social Security is expected to pay over the next 75 years equals $73,167.83 for each of the 117,538,000 households...
  • Infant stabbed in Baltimore; mother in custody

    04/24/2012 6:09:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2012 | Alex Dominguez
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- A mother managed to slip a long kitchen knife past security at a Baltimore social services building and used it to stab her infant daughter in the face and neck Tuesday, police said. The 8-month-old baby was stabbed several times, but was listed in good condition at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and was expected to survive, Police Det. Donny Moses said. "The baby should be OK," Moses said. The mother was admitted to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation, police said.
  • Like Father Like Son, George and Mitt Romney

    04/24/2012 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 11 replies
    RightPundits ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    After edging out Rockefeller 51% to 49% in the winner-take-all race in California, Goldwater had a huge majority of delegates, enough to easily win the nomination at the Republican convention. George Romney set about denouncing Goldwater, and even raised a stink at the convention to have Goldwater′s delegates disqualified. Romney was accusing many of Goldwater′s delegates as being everything from racists, members of the Ku-Klux-Klan, the John Birch Society and even accused some of being Communists! Imagine that! Once Goldwater was named the presidential nominee, George Romney still worked to undermine his campaign, refusing to endorse or support him. So...
  • This type of thing happens, when you don't Stand your Ground Laws

    04/24/2012 6:06:27 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 9 replies
    WKRG5 ^ | April 24 2012 | Trueblackman
    You have no heard about this in the MSM because it would have been a good case for why Stand your Ground Laws are need and it is time to start calling the race hustlers out for the mess that the rest of us have to put up with after they and the media leave town!
  • LIVE VIDEO: LAPD Chasing Assault Suspect (Los Angeles)

    04/24/2012 6:05:17 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 30 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | April 24, 2012 | KTLA-TV
    It's a AAA Tow Truck driver who is trying to elude the LAPD. LIVE FEED:
  • Does Asteroid Mining Violate Space Law? (Libs say yes)

    04/24/2012 6:01:59 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/24/2012 | Yahoo News
    Several well-known billionaires are forming the new company Planetary Resources with plans to send a robotic spacecraft to mine precious metals from an asteroid and bring them back to Earth. Google executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and their business partners say the enterprise will "add trillions to the global GDP." But to whom do those trillions belong — the company, or everyone? Does a private company have a right to stake claim to an asteroid, or are celestial bodies such as the moon, planets and asteroids the communal property of all Earthlings? "The law on this is not settled...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Metal Are You? ~ 25 April 2012

    04/24/2012 5:59:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 122 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want To Know.... What Metal Are You? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click "Get HTML", then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.

    04/24/2012 5:55:29 PM PDT · by VinL · 25 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 2-24-12 | Gingrich
    Video at link
  • My Governor's a Jedi

    04/24/2012 5:54:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    YouTube NDOVison ^ | 4-24-12 | Ryan Bognar
    This just cracked me up, especially after watching the creepy Illinois Ministers and Union Thugs threaten to "take Scott Walker's head off". Oh, those crazy kids in Madison!
  • NBC Projects Romney Win in DE [ Romney 56% to Gingrich 27% With 30% Precincts]

    04/24/2012 5:42:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    Romney Wins DE
  • Really? Optimism Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease

    04/24/2012 5:41:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | ANAHAD O'CONNOR
    Laughter may not exactly be the best medicine. But a cheerful outlook on life may be good for your heart. So concludes new research on the impact of happiness and optimism on cardiovascular health. Scientists have known about the reverse relationship between psychological health and heart health for some time; studies show that depression and anxiety can worsen outcomes for heart patients. But the findings on happiness and its medical impact over the years have not been as consistent. In a new analysis, researchers at Harvard sought a more definitive conclusion by reviewing the results of more than 200 studies...
  • Romney Wins Delaware (CNN)

    04/24/2012 5:41:05 PM PDT · by VinL · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-24-12 | Cnn staff
    CNN projects Romney wins DE-- See link
  • Obama Administration Says It Talked With Muslim Brotherhood to Promote Small Business

    04/24/2012 5:37:24 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 36 replies ^ | 4/23/2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The Obama administration says that it has talked with members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood in order to promote small business. The Muslim Brotherhood, which was banned in Egypt during the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, leads the Freedom and Justice Party which, according to the Congressional Research Service, won 235 of the 498 seats (47 percent) in Egypt’s new People’s Assembly, which convened in January. The fundamentalist Islamist Alliance won another 125 seats (or 25 percent of the assembly). In an online briefing for foreign reporters last week, Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats said that the State...
  • Romney Wins in Rhode Island and Connecticut Primaries

    04/24/2012 5:30:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 24, 2012
    Romney Wins in Rhode Island and Connecticut Primaries By Michael O'Brien Updated 8:21 p.m. ET - Mitt Romney won the Connecticut and Rhode Island primaries on Tuesday, putting him on the path toward the general election, and allowing him to tend to unfinished business in the Republican primary. Facing no meaningful opposition in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, or Rhode Island, the former Massachusetts governor was expected to win the vast majority, if not all, of the 222 delegates up for grabs in his bid to formalize the GOP nomination. While President Barack Obama went after the college vote Tuesday,...
  • Kansas law would force churches to host same-sex ‘weddings,’ receptions

    04/24/2012 5:30:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/24/2012 | Ben Johnson
    HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, April 24, 2012, ( – A proposed ordinance in one of the nation’s most conservative states would force churches to rent their property out for same-sex “weddings” and receptions. It would also force any public venue to allow people to use showers, restrooms, and locker-rooms based on their “gender identity,” rather than their “sex at birth.” The city council of Hutchinson, Kansas, is considering enacting a new statute adding sexual orientation and sexual identity to the city’s non-discrimination policy in all public accommodations. The measure would specifically include churches that rent their property to the public. “If a...
  • Low Voter Turnout Reported Around Easton (The Romney Effect...)

    04/24/2012 5:29:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Easton Patch ^ | 4/24/12 | Tom Coombe
    It was a quiet Election Day in Easton, with few people turning out to vote in Pennsylvania's primary. "Worst one I've ever seen," said poll worker Mae Whitman, at the seventh district in the city's West Ward. "We had to struggle to get eight or nine this morning."
  • Teacher/Bully: How My Son Was Humiliated and Tormented by his Teacher and Aide

    04/24/2012 5:26:41 PM PDT · by netmilsmom · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-20-12 | StuChaifetz
    This dad wired his Autistic son because he was told that he was violent. The teacher and aids abuse the child and even called him a "b@stard". It makes me sick. Union teacher has tenure, aide was fired.
  • Spin: NARAL dubs parental consent abortion bill the ‘Arrest Grandma’ act

    04/24/2012 5:24:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/24/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 ( – The nation’s top abortion lobby has attacked a federal bill that would ban secret abortions on minors whisked across state lines to avoid parental consent or notification laws, nicknaming it the “arrest grandma” act. The abortion group slammed the measure for preventing “loving” relatives other than a girl’s parents, or a “member of the clergy,” from helping girls get interstate abortions. The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA), H.R. 2299, would make it illegal to transport a minor across a state line in circumvention of a state law requiring parental involvement. It mandates that...
  • Sinead O'Connor Cancels Tour Due To Bipolar Disorder

    04/24/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24, 2012
    Sinead O'Connor Cancels Tour Due To Bipolar Disorder Those who were hoping to catch one of Sinead O'Connor's upcoming performances were disappointed on Tuesday, as the singer has canceled the remainder of her U.S. tour. As a note posted on her website explains, the "Nothing Compares 2 U" songstress hasn't been feeling well. "With enormous regret I must announce that I have to cancel all touring for the year as [I] am very unwell from bipolar disorder," O'Connor reportedly wrote in a note on her website, which was then re-posted on a fansite. Her official website appeared to be suspended...
  • Canada to keep AAA rating despite coming downgrade wave: Citi

    04/24/2012 5:20:24 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 3 replies
    National Post ^ | April 19, 2012 | John Shmuel
    Canada is forecast to be one of the few countries to keep its illustrious AAA credit rating in the coming years, as ratings agencies get set to start kicking out members from the exclusive club. Canada is just one of 12 countries which currently maintain a AAA rating from all three major credit agencies. “When you think about Canada maintaining its AAA, well, we will have surpluses, we will have balanced budgets across the board... The Conservative government expects to return to a budget surplus by the 2015-2016 fiscal year, ... The budget also revealed the Conservative government will shed...
  • Obama energy critics in "fairy tale" world: U.S. official

    04/24/2012 5:20:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2012 | Ayesha Rascoe
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Obama administration official on Tuesday accused lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives of living in a world of "fairy tales and falsehoods" when it comes to energy. In a stinging rebuke to the administration's critics, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar strongly defended his department's record on energy policy. Referring to a world of fairy tales and falsehood in the nation's capital, Salazar said in a speech at the National Press Club that "it's in that imaginary world where we see the continuing and growing divide in the energy debate in America." "The imagined fairy tale...
  • Why Mining an Asteroid for Water and Precious Metals Isn't as Crazy as it Sounds

    04/24/2012 5:20:08 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 54 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 04/24/12 | Clay Dillow
    Billionaire-backed space startup Planetary Resources has officially unveiled its business plan to much fanfare and with few surprises. The company’s principals--which include X-Prize Foundation founder Peter Diamandis, Space Adventures co-founder Eric Anderson, and former NASA Flight Director Chris Lewicki--today pledged that Planetary Resources would make the abundant resources of space available here on Earth, and introduced a couple of the company’s own spacecraft that will make such space prospecting possible. The rush for space resources is officially on.
  • Two clinics with ties to notorious abortionist shut down by state

    04/24/2012 5:16:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/24/2012 | Life News
    Allentown, Pennsylvania, April 23, 2012 ( — Two abortion clinics with connections to the notorious abortionist Steven Chase Brigham have been ordered closed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The first, Allentown Women’s Services, was forced to close when it lost its lease at 2200 Hamilton St. in Allentown. The Pennsylvania Department of Health revoked the clinic’s license on April 10, 2012, citing “infrastructure failure” after the building’s landlord terminated the lease, changed the door locks, and stripped the clinic name off all the building’s signage. Local pro-life activists report that Brigham’s medical equipment is still inside the locked office...
  • Beyond Mitt… the Conservative challenge to saving America

    04/24/2012 5:16:46 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-24-12 | Vince
    In 1990 I knew everything I needed to know about Rush Limbaugh. He was a racist. He was sexist. He was an arrogant, rich SOB who didn’t care about the poor. He was a fool who knew nothing about how the world worked. How did I know these things despite never once having listened to his program? Via the media of course. Despite having a Bachelor’s in Political Science, I paid very little attention to actual politics. As a grad student I paid cursory attention to the news and didn’t much venture beyond what I saw on ABC news. One...
  • Everything you need to know about James Cameron's asteroid mining

    04/24/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 28 replies ^ | 04/24/12 | DVICE Staff
    Planetary Resources just wrapped up a press conference in Seattle, officially announcing both its existence and its ambitious plan to mine near-Earth asteroids. We were listening in live, and here's everything you need to know about how this asteroid mining plan is going to work and when it's going to happen. Essentially, Planetary Resources is looking to send spacecraft to mine near-Earth asteroids for resources ranging from precious metals (like platinum) to water. The company has assembled a team of engineers and visionaries with a large helping of financial support from the likes of Larry Page and James Cameron, and...