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  • 'The pregnant man' claims wife 'punched him in crotch' in divorce papers

    04/28/2012 9:37:16 AM PDT · by bkopto · 27 replies
    New Kerala ^ | April 27, 2012 | Staff
    The world's first "pregnant man" has claimed that he split from his wife as she used to beat him up in front of the children and hit him in the crotch. Transsexual Thomas Beatie, 38, gave birth in 2008 and has since had three children with wife Nancy, 49, whom he claims is a violent drunk. She has since filed court papers saying that Beatie was abusive in the relationship. Divorce papers filed by him say that in January he woke up to find her leaning over to punch him in the face. "This night, like every night, Nancy hovers...
  • Ricky Martin to host fundraiser for gay rights supporter Obama

    04/28/2012 9:32:41 AM PDT · by bkopto · 12 replies
    New Kerala | April 27, 2012 | Staff
    Ricky Martin is set to host a fundraising event for Barack Obama to thank the US President for his support of gay rights. The gay singer will team up with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Leadership Council and the Futuro Fund to host a benefit for the president at New York City's Rubin Museum of Art next month. The 40-year-old popstar wants Obama to win a second term at this year's upcoming election, believing he will continue to show support for the LGBT community. "I am proud to support our president. I believe Barack Obama has shown a...
  • High court's stance could spur immigration laws

    04/28/2012 9:30:36 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/28/12 | DAVID CRARY
    Emboldened by signals that the U.S. Supreme Court may uphold parts of Arizona's immigration law, legislators and activists across the country say they are gearing up to push for similar get-tough measures in their states. "We're getting our national network ready to run with the ball, and saturate state legislatures with versions of the law," said William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration. "We believe we can pass it in most states." That goal may be a stretch, but lawmakers in about a dozen states told The Associated Press they were interested in proposing Arizona-style laws if its key...
  • BizPac Review sails into Port Everglades on USS Dallas submarine

    04/28/2012 9:23:02 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 7 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 27, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    The USS Dallas rolled out the red carpet for BizPac Review in a special prelude to the upcoming Fleet Week events taking place in Fort Lauderdale, April 25-May 1. More than 1,000 men and women of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are in town to celebrate and educate the community on the talents and duties of our maritime soldiers.
  • There Are No Coincidences

    04/28/2012 9:21:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 28 April, 2012 | John Richardson
    Yesterday, the BATFE held a briefing for the media on the results regarding traces of firearms recovered in Mexico. Reporters that attended this briefing were not allowed any cameras, recording devices, or video equipment. They were only allowed pen and paper to take notes. Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com tweeted after the event that the moment they got into the briefing they were given a flash drive with the statistics. The data released show that 68% of the guns submitted for tracing originated in the United States. Note that is only the guns submitted by the Mexican government. Moreover, as Larry...
  • World’s Deadliest Golf Course Boasts Land Mines and Man-Bear-Pigs (Korean DMZ Combat Golf)

    04/28/2012 9:14:56 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 28, 2012 | By Lauren Davis
    World’s deadliest golf course boasts land mines and man-bear-pigs Along the DMZ, golf is not a sport for the faint of heart. The golf course at Camp Bonifas, just south of the Korean demilitarized zone, boasts just one hole, but what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in hazards. Live land mines line the course, and bizarre animals stumble out from the woods. Formerly Camp Kitty Hawk, United Nations Command post Camp Bonifas was renamed in 1986 to honor Captain Arthur G. Bonifas, who had been axe murdered in 1976 during a conflict with North Korea...
  • Husband Orders Hitman To Murder His Wife As A BIRTHDAY PRESENT To Himself

    04/28/2012 9:13:59 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 16 replies
    iwidk ^ | 27th April, 2012 | Lukasz Bielawski
    Jorge Vazquez, 32, is facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder, after he attempted to hire a hitman to murder his wife as a 32nd birthday present for himself.
  • Super-PAC cuts off Lugar in Indiana

    04/28/2012 9:11:56 AM PDT · by izzatzo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/28/2012 | C. Joseph
    The American Action Network, a super-PAC that backs establishment Republicans, has pulled out of Indiana's Senate race, the latest bad omen for Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). "We've decided we're going to let this race play out," AAN spokesman Dan Conston told The Hill Friday evening.
  • Bill Daley on Obama and the business community: "They think he's like Marx"

    04/28/2012 9:06:25 AM PDT · by bkopto · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 25, 2012 | Lynn Sweet
    Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley acknowledged Wednesday that President Barack Obama has a "very difficult time" with the business community. "They think he's like Marx or something," Daley said. Daley made his comments in his first big speech since stepping down as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, giving a home town crowd insights into the White House and beyond. How does Obama get on with business people? "They think he's like Marx or something," Daley said. "It's like he's destroyed the world and the financial services industry as we know it. Most of the public today...
  • Voters Understand the Immigration Debate; Politicians Don't

    04/28/2012 9:06:10 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 10 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 4-27-12 | Rasmussen
    As the U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with the Obama administration's challenge of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration, the overall issue of immigration remains misunderstood by both political parties in Washington. Many Washington Republicans confuse voter opposition to illegal immigration with opposition to all immigration. Their remarks often contain an ugly tone toward those who want to come to America. Many Washington Democrats confuse public respect for hardworking immigrants with a belief that borders and immigration laws don't matter. Their remarks often contain an ugly tone toward those who believe the nation's immigration laws should be enforced. On the issues before...
  • The Shrinking ‘Vast Majority’: NSSF Responds to ATF Mexican Trace Report

    04/28/2012 9:01:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Larry Keane
    ATF yesterday released a report on firearms submitted by the government of Mexico for tracing since 2007. One screaming headline referred to the “Vast Majority of Mexican Crime Guns Originate in U.S. New ATF Trace Data Reveals.” If you have been following the issue of Mexican gun traces on this blog, you will realize the truth is a rapidly shrinking “Vast Majority” and the so-called “flood” of guns going into Mexico moves at glacier-like speed. The mainstream media has consistently falsely claimed that 90 percent of all firearms recovered in Mexico come from the United States. The “90 percent myth”...
  • STD home tests avoid embarrassment

    04/28/2012 8:52:59 AM PDT · by thecodont · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com ^ | Saturday, April 28, 2012 | Erin Allday
    Young women in four Bay Area counties can now test themselves at home for sexually transmitted infections, and then get the results and any needed prescriptions without ever visiting a doctor's office or clinic. The home tests are part of a pilot project designed to give women who have had unprotected sex, or are just curious about their health status, a convenient, cost-effective and potentially less embarrassing way to get screened for STDs, public health officials said. The women will be able to test themselves for chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis, which are among the most common STDs. Those infections often...
  • ‘Scientific’ Study Says People of Faith Are Stupid

    04/28/2012 8:52:00 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 52 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 28, 2012 | JP
    In a study published yesterday in the journal Science, researchers from Canada’s University of British Columbia posit that people who believe in God are not analytical thinkers. That’s a disingenuous way of saying people of faith are stupid. “Religious belief is intuitive,” explained Ara Norenzayan, co-author of the study, “and analytical thinking can undermine intuitive thinking. So when people are encouraged to think analytically, it can block intuitive thinking.” In other words, when religious people analyze their beliefs, they become less devout. They go from stupid to smart, like Norenzayan and fellow co-author Will Gervais. So how did the researchers...
  • If You Dont Believe in UFOs? Watch This! - Recent Mass UFO Sightings 2011

    04/28/2012 8:51:29 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    UFO Video Compilation 2005-2011 AMAZING FOOTAGE! Real or Fake? It doesn't get any better than this!
  • Women That Love Guns

    04/28/2012 8:46:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    usacarry.com ^ | 26 April, 2012 | Gabby Markowitz
    Am I less feminine because I’m a gun-loving girl? Of course not. (If anything, I find myself getting more girly the more I play with guns.) However, a few conversations I’ve had lately have caused me to examine how loving guns affects my projected self. Allow me to be clear: By no means am I fixated on others’ opinions of me, but as a single woman in my early 30s, I believe it’s understandable that I care (within reason) about my perceived femininity and sexuality. The first conversation happened a few weeks ago while I was in NYC visiting my...
  • Evidence of the earliest human activity found in Chile’s south

    04/28/2012 8:46:32 AM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The Santiago Times ^ | 22 April 2012 | Jason Suder
    University archaeologists found 14,000-year-old knives while studying elephant ancestors. Archaeologists and anthropologists excavating a site in the south of Chile have uncovered stones that are believed to have been used as tools by humans 14,000 years ago. Scientists from Universidad Católica de Temuco and Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh) were able to determine these were tools because they exhibit the marking congruent with ancient knives and cutting utensils. The Volcano of Osorno nearby the site where scientists uncovered 14,000-year-old tools. (Photo by Claudio Sepúlveda Geoffroy/Flickr) “There are rock detachments from a simple, intentional blow that demonstrate that they were doctored,...
  • State officials shut down shrimping in Gulf amid scientists finding deformities

    Alarmed by widespread reports of visibly sick, deformed seafood coming out of the Gulf of Mexico, state officials have closed area waters to shrimping this morning (April 23). The waters will be closed indefinitely as scientists run tests in an effort to get a handle on a situation that is fast becoming a full-blown crisis on the Gulf Coast. The closures – including all waters in the Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, areas of Bon Secour, Wolf Bay and Little Lagoon – mark the first official step in responding to increasingly urgent reports from fishermen and scientists of grotesquely disfigured seafood...
  • Firefighters, SEIU Local 1000 give $500,000 to fight ballot measure

    04/28/2012 8:42:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    SacBee: The State Worker ^ | 4/28/12 | Jon Ortiz
    California Professional Firefighters and SEIU Local 1000 recently donated a combined half-million dollars to the group combating a Nov. 6 ballot measure aimed at curbing unions' political power and banning direct contributions to candidates from corporations and unions. The California Professional Firefighters Independent Expenditures PAC donated $250,000 on April 11 and Local 1000 kicked in $252,762 a couple days later, according to a report filed this week with the state. . . . Contributions to defeat the measure now total $5.7 million. Supporters raised about $2.9 million so far.
  • FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread (April 28, 2012)

    04/28/2012 8:39:04 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 29 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | April 28, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the 21st installment of the FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread for 2012. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or two- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe. (The 2011 FReeper Recipe Cookbook is on my profile page as an Online Cookbook Thread Link)
  • California pension reform proposals shunted off

    04/28/2012 8:38:17 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    SFGate: Capitol Notebook ^ | 4/28/12 | Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    One of the biggest mysteries at the Capitol these days is whether lawmakers are really going to make any substantive changes in the pension system for public employees. This week didn't do much to answer that, even though there were hearings on bills that were taken word-for-word from proposals Gov. Jerry Brown had sent to the Legislature. The apparent problem? Republicans introduced the bills. They deal with a host of issues, but the two most contentious are increasing the retirement age and creating some kind of hybrid system that includes a traditional pension plus a 401(k)-style plan. Republicans were ready...
  • U.S. signals major shift on Iran nuclear program

    04/28/2012 8:37:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 27, 2012, 5:28 p.m. | By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
    WASHINGTON — In what would be a significant concession, Obama administration officials say they could support allowing Iran to maintain a crucial element of its disputed nuclear program if Tehran took other major steps to curb its ability to develop a nuclear bomb. U.S. officials said they might agree to let Iran continue enriching uranium up to 5% purity, which is the upper end of the range for most civilian uses, if its government agrees to the unrestricted inspections, strict oversight and numerous safeguards that the United Nations has long demanded. Such a deal would face formidable obstacles. Iran has...
  • America - Indoctrinated and Poisoned!

    04/28/2012 8:36:56 AM PDT · by kindred · 6 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | 4/26/12 | DJP, I.F.
    The secular sabotage from fifth column apostate Americans is almost complete. The current inhabitants of our nation for the last 80 years have been indoctrinated with poisoned kool aid and brainwashed with the secular and godless ideologies of Marx, Nietzsche, Crowley, Dewey, Sanger, the Frankfurt School, Freud, Kinsley, Alinsky, J. Lennon, moral relativism, secularism, narcissism, socialism, subjectivism, pessimism, critical theory, secular and demonic euphemisms, godlessness and lawlessness (Rom.1:18-32). All of these have found their great fulfillment and means in Barak H. Obama. He is the one and has been the one to fulfill all of these reprobates dreams and godless...
  • MMfA's Response to 'Fast and Furious' Plays Fast and Loose with Facts

    04/28/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Mary Chastain
    The Department of Justice reportedly referred a journalist to this story by Media Matters for America, "Fast And Fallacious: Pavlich's Book On ATF Operation Filled With Falsehoods." The "research," presumably written by Matthew Gertz (M.G.), claims Katie Pavlich’s book, Fast & Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-Up, is filled with false claims. MMfA argues Ms. Pavlich played up the importance of Holder’s briefings, citing Mr. Holder's testimony that none of the memos say anything about "unacceptable tactics employed b ATF"--only "short summaries of matters that the agencies deem of interest that week." But look at Appendix 20...
  • Do the Wealthy Work Harder Than the Rest? (Yes.)

    04/28/2012 8:30:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 27, 2012 | Robert Frank
    One of the most controversial issues surrounding inequality is work effort. Some on the right argue that top earners are successful in part because they work harder than others. Many on the left argue that the middle class and poor work just as hard – maybe even harder, with multiple jobs — but that the economic deck is stacked against them. A new study offers evidence that higher-educated (and therefore higher-earning) Americans do indeed spend more time working and less time on leisure than poorer income groups. In fact, while income inequality may be growing, “leisure inequality” – time spent...
  • Obama’s pandering to the Muslim Brotherhood is certain to bring us trouble in the future

    04/28/2012 8:26:54 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 28th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    In his first foreign policy speech in Egypt, President Barack Obama reached out to the Islamic community. Obama did not invite President Mubarak to attend the speech. His special guests were the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. Earlier this month political leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood were invited to the White House to meet with officials from the National Security Council. The Brotherhood is on a good-will tour of the United States to gain creditability as a legitimate organization. The main purpose of the Brotherhood’s visit to the United States was to soften its image as a radical Islamist movement...
  • Toddler run over, killed by SUV in Fla. high school parking lot (Evil SUV alert)

    04/28/2012 8:26:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/28/12 | NBC
    A 22-month-old boy has died after being run over by an SUV in the parking lot of a Florida high school during a softball game. Police said the vehicle backed over 1-year-old Brady Hutto, of Auburndale, in the parking lot of Titusville High School on Friday night.
  • Ted’s Own Words On “The Alaska Incident”

    04/28/2012 8:19:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    handgunsmag.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Bart Skelton
    If you haven’t heard all the recent chatter about Ted Nugent, you’re likely living in a hovel in the far reaches of Siberia. As a result of his highly outspoken views in support of freedom, the Second Amendment, and the American way of life in general, Ted has been persecuted by many. I have a number of things in common with Ted, as many of us do. I love music, guitars, and firearms, especially the 10mm automatic – Ted’s all-time favorite pistol cartridge. I caught up with Ted at his Mescalero, New Mexico concert the other night and had the...
  • GDP Miss Far Bigger Than Announced; Real GDP is 0% Using More Reasonable Deflator

    04/28/2012 8:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    The Advance Estimate for Q1 GDP came in at 2.2%, down from 3.0% in the previous quarter, and below most mainstream media estimates of 2.5%. However, my friend BC notes .... The GDP deflator is reported to have averaged 1.2% annualized in the past 2 qtrs. Had the trend rate from '11 persisted, the deflator would have subtracted 2.6% annualized from real GDP, resulting in a 2-qtr. growth of real GDP of 0%.  ECRI's Achuthan would appear correct that a recession were imminent instead of looking like a dummy. Rick Davis at the Consumer Metric Institutes makes a similar calculation....
  • Glenn Beck, National Decline And The Story Of The Roman Empire

    04/28/2012 8:08:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | Jerry Bowyer
    In my last installment in this series I argued that talk show host Glenn Beck was raising legitimate concerns about the state of the nation, but that he had a history of predictions of imminent disasters which did not pan out. Why didn’t they? After all, the left really does have a strong totalitarian bent. No nation is guaranteed eternal life, let alone eternal prosperity and hegemony. And the United States is, indeed, aggressively moving in the wrong direction.   So why didn’t the dollar collapse? Why is it still the reserve currency of the world? Why don’t we have hyperinflation? Why did...
  • 8 Ways the Media Doesn’t Understand Gun Owners

    04/28/2012 8:01:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Kyle Wintersteen
    This is a dire situation: I have three anti-gun media hit pieces left to read, and I’m down to my last antacid. I normally ration them, but that last story was a real doozy. Why endure such torture? If you can grasp the mindset of someone who fears gun ownership—who doesn’t even trust himself with the right, let alone you—you’ll be better equipped to articulate your point of view. The more we’re familiar with the other side’s argument, misguided as it may be, the better equipped we are to defeat it. I’ve learned something through this approach: Big Media does...
  • Ancient hero stone with inscriptions unearthed

    04/28/2012 8:01:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    The Hindu ^ | Friday, April 27, 2012 | Special Correspondent
    An ancient hero stone with inscriptions has been unearthed at Karattampatti near Thuraiyur, about 35 km from here. The hero stone was discovered from a field at a village during a field study taken up by a research team led by Subash Chandira Bose, advisor for the archaeological wing of the Centre for Cultural Studies, Coimbatore, following a tip-off given by Durairaj, a local resident. Mr.Bose, in a press release, said the bas-relief hero stone measuring 30 centimetres in width and 92 centimetres in height has been carved within a rectangular vertical frame with excellent craftsmanship. It depicts a warrior...
  • Most peaceful, least peaceful U.S. states

    04/28/2012 7:59:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    WebMD Health News ^ | April 26, 2012 | Cari Nierenberg and Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
    For the 11th year in a row, Maine is the most peaceful state in America, according to the 2012 United States Peace Index report.
  • 60 in 2012 ( The Senate, Vanity )

    04/28/2012 7:57:03 AM PDT · by taildragger · 29 replies
    n/a | 04/28/2012 | Taildragger
    If we look at the Senatorial Landscape IMHO a pattern is emerging. Lugar, almost gone, Ditto that Hatch. And the one that floors me, Menendez in New Jersery vs. (R) Kyrillos. Menendez is at 43% and Kyrillos is at 33% 7 months out, and Menendez is below the magic 50% mark. That screams to me he is in political trouble. If it is that bad in "blue" New Jersey, what are the winds of political fortune for other Republican / Conservative challengers in other States like Michigan.With that said, I am gonna go out on a limb and ask the...
  • Israeli researcher: Mikvehs show that Galilee cave dwellers were likely kohanim

    04/28/2012 7:56:11 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Ha'aretz ^ | Friday, April 27, 2012 | Eli Ashkenazi
    The caves in which the purification baths were found were 'caves of refuge,' where Jews who lived in the area sought shelter under Roman rule. A fifth mikveh has been found in the caves on the Galilee's Cliffs of Arbel, indicating that the people who lived there under Roman rule were most likely kohanim, Jews of the priestly class, said Yinon Shivtiel, one of the researchers who found the ritual bath... The caves in which the purification baths were found were "caves of refuge," where Jews who lived in the area sought shelter under Roman rule, particularly during the Jewish...
  • ExxonMobil Deal With Russia Underscores U.S. Oil Folly

    04/28/2012 7:55:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 25,2012 | IBD Editorials
    Oil: First, some very good news on the energy front: Exxon Mobil is set to drill into a massive, 85-billion-barrel arctic oil reserve that will soon be gushing crude. Now the bad news: They're doing it for Russia, not America. If the oil flows as expected, total investment could hit $500 billion, or 18% of Russia's gross domestic product, with pumping to begin in 2020. As part of the deal, Rosneft gets a bigger piece of the U.S. energy market — a one-third stake in three major Exxon Mobil offshore and shale oil projects here in the U.S., the Gulf...
  • Speculators (Saturbray)

    04/28/2012 7:52:13 AM PDT · by bray · 1 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 4/28/12 | bray
    And this is LOVE: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in LOVE. 2 John 1:6 President Noilbama gave a passionate speech on the need to stop those evil oil speculators who have been driving the price of gas up. If he was serious about it he would pass an executive order making the Democrat Party illegal since they have been speculating the oil prices up for four decades. Everything you eat, drink or live in is completely founded on the price of energy. When you...
  • Switzerland’s “Debt Brake” Is a Role Model for Spending Control and Fiscal Restraint

    04/28/2012 7:51:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve argued, ad nauseam, that the single most important goal of fiscal policy is (or should be) to make sure the private sector grows faster than the government. This “golden rule” is the best way of enabling growth and avoiding fiscal crises, and I’ve cited nations that have made progress by restraining government spending. But what’s the best way of actually imposing such a rule, particularly since politicians like using taxpayer money as a slush fund?Well, the Swiss voters took matters into their own hands, as I describe in today’s Wall Street Journal.Americans looking for a way to tame government...
  • Bones of early American disappear from underwater cave

    04/28/2012 7:49:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    New Scientist ^ | Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | Frank Nowikowski
    One of the first humans to inhabit the Americas has been stolen -- and archaeologists want it back. The skeleton, which is probably at least 10,000 years old, has disappeared from a cenote, or underground water reservoir, in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. In response, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Mexico City has placed "wanted" posters in supermarkets, bakeries and dive shops in and around the nearby town of Tulum. They are also considering legal action to recover the remains. The missing bones belong to a skeleton dubbed Young Man of Chan Hol II, discovered in 2010. The...
  • Photoshop or caption this pic of an offer of dinner with Barack

    04/28/2012 7:48:42 AM PDT · by Republican Extremist · 33 replies
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  • How Newt Gingrich destroyed Rick Perry’s political career

    04/28/2012 7:47:19 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/27/12 10:08 AM ET | Bernie Quigley
    I'll be glad to see Gingrich go. He has never done anything to advance our American condition except to inspire bile and national hostility and divisiveness. He sees all disagreement as war. His life in politics has been a shadow of Civil War regional hostility advanced to other strategies. To paraphrase Clausewitz: To Gingrich, politics is war by other means. He has brought a mini-dark age to conservatism. When Gingrich first brought his childish shutdown stunt to Congress, it brought new relevance to militias. Advancing Alabama Gov. George Wallace’s initiative, Gingrich helped turn aspects of Christian religion into a hostile...
  • Windows 8 Consumer Preview Usage Apparently Double That of Windows 7 Beta

    04/28/2012 7:46:30 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 45 replies
    Windowsitpro ^ | April 23, 2012 09:04 AM | Paul Thurrott
    Microsoft revealed late last week that usage of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview has doubled that of Windows 7 during the same pre-release timeframe for that version. “Millions” of people are already using Windows 8 every day, the company claimed. Because this is literally all the information that Microsoft communicated about this incredible milestone, let’s read between the lines a bit. I have two thoughts about this issue, one of which has been bothering me for some time. First, this announcement is an attempt by Microsoft to remind people of how popular Windows really is. While the mainstream media is...
  • Victoria Kennedy's atheistic humanism

    04/28/2012 7:44:24 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 28, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    According to Catholic faith, every sin can be forgiven during life because of God’s surpassing love (DS 349). However, the Scriptures speak of sins that cannot be forgiven in the sense that they constitute a terrible offense against the truth and the light, against the Holy Spirit (Mt 12: 31-32; 1 Jn 5:16). In speaking of sin this way, the Scriptures refer to a sin more radical than most mortal sins, for it is a sin whose nature blocks forgiveness. Since the time of Saint Augustine, theologians have provided us with a list of sins against the Holy Spirit, proceeding...
  • Feinstein continues to misrepresent Mexican gun tracing numbers

    04/28/2012 7:44:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “New ATF Data Proves Overwhelming Majority of Guns Recovered in Mexico Come from U.S.,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., claimed yesterday in a press release. “Between 2007-2011, 68.5 percent of recovered weapons were of U.S. origin; more must be done to stop firearms trafficking to Mexico,” she declared. The senator is referring to data disclosed in yesterday’s “roundtable” hosted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), held with credentialed members of the media “to discuss firearms trace data from the Government of Mexico.” This column predicted yesterday that “What we will no doubt hear the loudest after the...
  • Rubio, Amnesty and Article II

    04/28/2012 7:40:56 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 119 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/28/2012 | JB Williams
    I realize that many Tea Party folks have fallen for leftist tricks aimed at keeping the current Article II constitutional crisis off the campaign table, but just how far are they willing to fall in the name of political agendas? Real “constitutionalists” are as concerned about Article II as they are any other constitutional text, maybe even more so since the current Muslim-n-Chief is a one-man constitutional crisis of monumental proportions. Faux “constitutionalists” are those who cherry-pick which parts of the founding document to take issue with, or make up new meanings for old words, all based on their individual...
  • Iranian naval admiral: ‘If needed, we can move to within three miles of New York’

    04/28/2012 7:39:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies
    Iranian naval admiral: ‘If needed, we can move to within three miles of New York’ By Reza Kahlili - The Daily Caller 10:13 PM 04/27/2012 The Islamic Republic of Iran said Tuesday that it has the ability to position a naval vessel within three miles of the East Coast of the United States. “The power of our naval forces is such that we have a presence in all the waters of the world and, if needed, we can move to within three miles of New York,” Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said Tuesday during a speech to the students of the...
  • Carriers Desperately Seeking Windows Phone

    04/28/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 32 replies
    PCWORLD ^ | Apr 27, 2012 8:20 pm | Matt Hamblen
    AT&T and Verizon Wireless want Windows Phone smartphones to succeed in the U.S., partly to provide leverage against Apple's demands for subsidies and other concessions required for selling the popular iPhone. AT&T recently began selling the Nokia Lumia 900 with the Windows Phone 7 operating system for a competitive $99.99 price. Meanwhile, Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo recently told Reuters that Verizon is "really looking at the Windows Phone 8.0 platform because that's a differentiator." Both carriers need a strong competitor -- like Windows Phone -- to go up against the iPhone and Android phones, analysts said. The wireless...
  • Post-Zionism is So 1990s

    04/28/2012 7:30:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | Caroline Glick
    You can learn a lot about a nation's health by watching how it celebrates its national holidays. In Israel's case, compare how we celebrated our 50th Independence Day in 1998 to what celebrations involve today. During the 1990s, Israel's elite took a vacation from reality and history and they brought much of the public with them. Then-foreign minister Shimon Peres said that history was overrated. The so-called "New Historians," who rummaged through David Ben-Gurion's closet looking for skeletons, were the toast of the academic world. Radicals like Yossi Beilin, Shulamit Aloni and Avrum Burg were dictating government policy. The...
  • Barack Obama, The Road We Really Traveled

    04/28/2012 7:26:03 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Andrew Klavan & Bill Whittle
    Andrew Klavan and Bill Whittle skewer and parody Barack Obama's "Road We Traveled" campaign video. Sponsored by Free Enterprise Alliance's Halt The Assault project.
  • Obama's Propaganda Site (uses WH site to advance own political agenda -- from Barron's)

    04/28/2012 7:20:12 AM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Barron's ^ | Apr 28, 2012 | Jim McTague
    How President Obama is using the official White House Website to advance his own political agenda. Who was the first president to politicize the White House Web page? Barack Obama! Every president on occasion has blurred the line between official business and campaigning, but Obama is measurably more aggressive than any of his predecessors. For him, blurring the line is official White House policy. .... The politicizing of whitehouse.gov doesn't stop with student loans. In recent weeks, the administration has used the official site to advance its agenda on energy, health care, and the Buffett rule. This is hardly factual...
  • Is Obama Cooking the Medicare Books?

    04/28/2012 7:15:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    A new Obama administration report claims that health reform (ObamaCare) will save taxpayers $200 billion in the Medicare program through 2016. To what do we owe this good fortune? A good chunk of the savings, we are told, will be produced by lowering "excessive payments" to Medicare Advantage plans. These are plans operated by such private insurers as Aetna, Humana and WellPoint. They typically provide seniors with the kind of comprehensive coverage non-seniors have. Another source of savings will be lower payments to doctors, hospitals and other providers to reflect their "improved productivity." Finally, the administration expects efficiencies gained from...