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  • Warren Campaign Hits Road Bump

    05/06/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Democrat Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the Massachusetts senate seat now held by Republican Scott Brown, saw her campaign hit rough going over her claimed Native American ancestry. Not only is the highly diluted nature of her claim (by her own account, she is one-thirty-second Native American) dogging her, but her boast that her great-great-great grandfather killed and scalped General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876 hasn’t gone over as well as she had hoped. Warren speculated that the negative reaction stems from sexism. “When Senator Kerry cut the ears off of the Viet Cong he...
  • Attorney in hijab defends call for other women at 9/11 hearing to wear 'appropriate' clothing

    The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs. Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. She further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under...
  • Be afraid, exultant Greek neo-Nazis warn rivals

    05/06/2012 3:10:38 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 35 replies
    AFP - Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn warned rivals and reformers Sunday that "the time for fear has come" after exit polls showed them securing their entry in parliament for the first time in nearly 40 years. "The time for fear has come for those who betrayed this homeland," Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos told a news conference at an Athens hotel, flanked by menacing shaven-headed young men. "We are coming," the 55-year-old said as supporters threw firecrackers outside. According to updated exit polls, the once-marginal party will end up winning over six percent of the vote and sending 19...
  • Windows 8 dropping the ability to play DVDs

    05/06/2012 3:10:12 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 68 replies
    Yahoo Y-Tech ^ | Fri, May 4, 2012 | Tecca
    The upcoming Windows 8 operating system (which you can download and preview now) is dropping the ability to play DVD content. According to Windows engineering team member Steven Sinofsky (emphasis his), "Windows Media Player will continue to be available in all editions, but without DVD playback support. For optical discs playback on new Windows 8 devices, we are going to rely on the many quality solutions on the market, which provide great experiences for both DVD and Blu-ray." In other words: If you want to watch that Bridesmaids DVD on your next plane trip, you're going to have to pay...
  • The Arab Salaaf: AlQaeda's Racist Worldview

    05/06/2012 3:08:02 PM PDT · by Milagros · 8 replies
    Marekk ^ | May 2, 2012 | Dr. M. Omar Hashi
    The Arab Salaaf: AlQaeda's Racist Worldview Mareeg 02/05/2012 By Dr. M. Omar Hashi To understand the worldview of the ideological and racially-motivated terrorist movement of AlQaeda, it is important to listen to the voices of its core adherents. While visiting a London mosque in 2005 I encountered a group of Arabs known as Salaaf (the Inheritors) who for all intents and purposes form the activist core of the AlQaeda terrorist organization destroying Somalia, Afghanistan, and the Muslim world. The Salaaf who originated in Arab religious nationalism in the late 19th century believe that they have a divinely sanctioned mission to...
  • Pepsi brings back Michael Jackson in ads (Dead pedophile hired by Obama-lackey PepsiCo)

    05/06/2012 2:58:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Online Athens ^ | 5/5/12 | CANDICE CHOI
    PepsiCo Inc. is going on a reunion tour with The King of Pop. The Purchase, N.Y.-based company says it struck a deal with Michael Jackson’s estate to use the late pop star’s image for its new global ad campaign. The rollout will vary by country, but will include a TV ad, special-edition cans bearing Jackson’s image and chances to win leather jackets inspired by the singer’s style. The promotion is part of a broader marketing blitz by Pepsi, which is looking to take business back from The Coca-Cola Co.
  • When Men Give Women Career Advice

    05/06/2012 2:54:43 PM PDT · by djone · 15 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 5/42012 | Jen Doll
    "Attitudes that made a group of women very angry when Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric"...... said "Programs promoting diversity, mentorships and affinity groups may or may not be good, but they are not how women get ahead. "Over deliver," Mr. Welch advised. Performance is it!" As Alison Quirk, an executive VP at State Street Corp., told Bussey, we all need to understand the "unconscious biases" at play—biases which Welch fails to acknowledge. As another executive said, "He showed no recognition that the culture shapes the performance metrics, and the culture is that of white men."
  • [Muslim] Indian Activists Decry Burqa Ban [in India]

    05/06/2012 2:38:18 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 10 replies
    OnIslam ^ | 28 April 2012 | OnIslam
    CAIRO – Indian activists have warned that a recent decision by a Mangalore college to ban full face-veil in classes would force Muslim students to quit education, a move that could increase dangerous illiteracy rate among Muslim women. "The burqa is a cultural symbol for Muslim women,” Ruth Manorama, president of the National Alliance of Women, told the Times of India on Friday, April 27. “I don't see any point in educational institutions putting a ban on it,” he added. The controversial ban on burqa was imposed by the St Aloysius Pre-University College as part of its prospectus for undergraduate...
  • Diageo to end funding of Heartland Institute after climate change outburst

    05/06/2012 2:35:19 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies ^ | Sunday 6 May 2012 12.15 EDT | Leo Hickman
    Diageo, one of the world's largest drinks companies, has announced it will no longer fund the Heartland Institute, a rightwing US thinktank which briefly ran a billboard campaign this week comparing people concerned about climate change to mass murderers and terrorists such as Osama bin Laden, Charles Manson and Ted Kaczynski. On Thursday, a billboard appeared over the Eisenhower Expressway in Illinois showing a picture of Kaczynski, the Unabomber, who in 1996 was convicted of a 17-year mail bombing campaign that killed three people and injured dozens. The caption read: "I still believe in global warming. Do you?" A day...
  • NH measure supports Arizona SB1070

    05/06/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Senate is considering a resolution supporting Arizona's SB1070.
  • The Who, the How and the Why of the Trayvonn Industry

    05/06/2012 2:27:19 PM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 6, 2012 | ' sundancecracker'
    Either Brandy Green is the most understanding “girlfriend” a grieving opportunist could catch. Or Green is no longer Tracy Martin’s girlfriend. Apparently Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton have ditched their prior employment as Truck Driver and Housing Counselor respectively, to undertake a Full-Time career in bereavement Exploitation. After returning from the Los Angeles West coast leg of Trayvon’s Trail Of Tears, the devastated and grief filled, albeit fashionably dressed and exhausted, couple now finish a whirlwind Southern appreciation tour while preparing for Europe.
  • French Elect Socialist President and Click Ruby Heels Saying “There is No Place Like Greece”

    05/06/2012 2:22:06 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 25 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 05/06/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Francois Hollande defeated French President Nicolas Sarkozy as voters handed control of the second-biggest European economy to the Socialists for the first time in 17 years. Socialist Hollande’s simple solutions include: =Taxes *Impose a tax on financial transactions. *Impose a 75 percent income tax on earnings above 1 million euros ($1.32 million) and raise the rate to 45 percent for the income bracket between 150,000 euros and 1 million euros per year. *Repeal 29 billion euros of tax breaks over the next five years. *Increase total tax level to 46.9 percent in 2017 from 45.1 percent in 2012 (payroll and...
  • Biden: I'm 'absolutely comfortable' with gay marriage (Video)

    05/06/2012 2:22:01 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    First Read ^ | 5/6/2012 | Carrier Daln
    Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday said that's he's "absolutely comfortable" with married same-sex couples being granted the same rights as heterosexual pairs. "I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties," he told NBC's David Gregory on "Meet the Press." "And quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction beyond that." ( is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal.) President Barack Obama has said his position on same sex...
  • Funeral One Day After Investigators Say The Killing Is Justifiable [Ja'Quares Walker]

    05/06/2012 2:20:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies [AL] ^ | May 5, 2012 | Cory McGinnis
    BIRMINGHAM - AL - Family and friends are in mourning, the funeral service was held at Living Stone Temple church, community members tell me they're not too happy that no arrests have been made. During the service, Walkers family was overcome with emotion during the ceremony and had to step outside. Many mourners wore red, black and white t-shirts with walker's picture saying "In loving memory of Tez". Dr. Al B. Sutton Jr. led a sermon preaching out the book of mark and had a direct message to young adults as well as the parents in the building. "Our son's,...
  • Erdogan Encourages Syrian Opposition

    05/06/2012 2:19:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/5/12
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan of Turkey said, Sunday, that President Bashar Al-Assad's grip on Syria is getting weaker by the day and "victory is close," according to the Associated Press. Unde heavy protection, Erdogan spoke to thousands of cheering Syrians who fled the brutal crackdown...
  • Are You Ready for a Tea Party Rebellion? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

    05/06/2012 2:16:06 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 56 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 5-6-2012 | TheRobb7
    In another thread I had proposed the idea of doing another Dan’s Bake Sale in downtown Tampa during the Convention. Fellow FReeper "Patton@Bastogne" has expounded in several threads on what could happen once the Tea Party makes its stand.... Imagine...80,000 Tea Party faithful, non violently filling the streets until they are heard. The purpose/result may or may not be to overthrow the nomination process, but at least they could help ensure Conservatism in represented in the Party Platform...with a stern and visible reminder that Tea Partiers will be elected nationwide (all the way down the ballot) to hold the GOP...
  • Old $50 bill found real, but not before bearer arrested

    05/06/2012 2:13:29 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 43 replies
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette via Houston Chronicle ^ | 1 May 2012 | David Melson (originally)
    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee police are apologizing after arresting a man for using a $50 bill they thought was fake but that turned out to be real. Police in Shelbyville thought the bill was counterfeit after a convenience store clerk called them. The clerk said a marker used to detect false money didn't show the bill was real. (excerpt - read more at link)
  • First jail for US veterans will offer helping hand to a growing problem

    05/06/2012 2:10:19 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies ^ | Sunday 6 May 2012 15.25 EDT | Ed Pilkington in New York
    The problem of US military veterans falling into a life of crime after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has reached such levels that a law enforcer in Georgia has opened what is believed to be America's first county jail devoted to veteran inmates. John Darr, the sheriff of Muscogee County in Columbus, Georgia, has created the new facility in an attempt to break the cycle of recidivism by providing them with specialist services to help them deal with the problems they carry with them when they decamp. "It's really unique. What we're bringing together is a lot of resources," Darr...
  • Remote-controlled genes trigger insulin production

    05/06/2012 1:56:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Nature News ^ | 03 May 2012 | Helen Shen
    Nanoparticles heated by radio waves switch on genes in mice Researchers have remotely activated genes inside living animals, a proof of concept that could one day lead to medical procedures in which patients’ genes are triggered on demand. The work, in which a team used radio waves to switch on engineered insulin-producing genes in mice, is published today in Science1. Jeffrey Friedman, a molecular geneticist at the Rockefeller University in New York and lead author of the study, says that in the short term, the results will lead to better tools to allow scientists to manipulate cells non-invasively. But with...
  • Georgetown Scandal [Sign the Petition to disinvite Sebelius as Commencement speaker]

    05/06/2012 1:45:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Dear President DeGioia: It has come to the attention of The Cardinal Newman Society and the following signers that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been granted the honor of speaking at the commencement ceremony for Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute on Friday, May 18. We strongly urge you to withdraw the invitation to Secretary Sebelius immediately. It is scandalous and outrageous that America's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university has elected to provide this prestigious platform to a publicly "pro-choice" Catholic who is most responsible for the Obama administration's effort to restrict the Constitution's first...