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  • 7 Reasons Liberal Economic Policies Don't Work

    05/08/2012 4:46:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | May 8, 2012 | John Hawkins
    There's a reason it took the country so long to pull out of the Great Depression under FDR, why Americans became acquainted with the Misery Index under Carter, and why we've had the weakest economic recovery from a recession in U.S. history under Obama. Liberal economic policies just don't work. In fact, the only time left-wingers have taken charge in the last 40 years without decimating the economy was during the Clinton years when Republicans in Congress balanced the budget and spent 6 years strong-arming Clinton to keep him from molesting the economy like one of his interns. This is...
  • Parents arrested for strapping kids to roof of car after leaving liquor store

    05/08/2012 4:43:59 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    Fox59 ^ | May 7, 2012 | Reba Reader
    Two Northern Indiana parents were arrested Monday after police said they strapped their four children to the roof of their car.
  • WND Helps Expose Child Porn Scourge on Facebook

    05/08/2012 4:43:39 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 10 replies ^ | 05/08/12 | Gina Miller
    WND’s Chelsea Schilling is a brave lady. She courageously took an assignment to go undercover on Facebook to expose the darkest, most sickening aspect of that social network: prevalent child rape imagery and video. The result of her gut-twisting investigation is a four-part series being published this week at WND. Part one, titled, “Kids Raped, Sodomized on Facebook Pages,” was published on Sunday. For the many millions of Facebook users, this is new information. As Ms. Schilling reports, not many people are aware that this side of Facebook exists. She is shining the light on this depraved, criminal enterprise, and...
  • Georgia's Stand Your Ground Law (under attack)

    05/08/2012 4:36:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Parker Wallace
    Atlanta — Georgia is the first state having its “Stand Your Ground” law scrutinized by a federal court. An Atlanta civil rights leader filed a federal case challenging the law in response to the February shooting death of unarmed Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. Here’s how Georgia’s Stand Your Ground law works: If you think someone is about to kill you, you can use deadly force to defend yourself. It’s been Georgia law since 2006. But self defense can be a legal grey area. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation the number of justifiable homicides in Georgia has increased per...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - May 8, 2012 [Devotional]

    05/08/2012 4:29:27 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Walk Through Today's Scripture “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria We’ve all been in seasons of life when we feel like things aren’t going our way, or we’re not where we want to be. In these times, it’s tempting to let discouragement and doubt come in and take away the peace and excitement you once had. You may be in one of those seasons right now,...
  • Growing numbers of women are arming themselves(CA)

    05/08/2012 4:28:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Christine Park
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A growing number of women are arming themselves with self-defense knowledge and weapons, they say, to protect their families and property from crimes. Even in the middle of the day, walking alone makes Cindy Curwick a little uneasy. "And suddenly he came up behind me, jumped on my back, and threw me down and put a knife to my throat." The Fresno mother and grandmother was the victim of assault not once, but twice. Both times when she was running alone. "I finally got in touch with the rage that, how dare someone do such a...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 8, 2012]

    05/08/2012 4:27:58 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Faith to Persevere "Because you have kept My command to persevere . . ." —Revelation 3:10 Perseverance means more than endurance— more than simply holding on until the end. A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, but our Lord continues to stretch and strain, and every once in a while the saint says, “I can’t take any more.” Yet God pays no attention; He goes on stretching until His purpose is in sight, and then He...
  • From Meritocracy to Mediocrity in One Presidential Term

    05/08/2012 4:27:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 8, 2011 | John Ransom
    Every week there is a new “controversy” manufactured by the Obama administration in order to avoid answering the tough questions on the only question that really matters. This week’s manufactured controversy doesn’t even rise to the level of controversy, but still, journalists are anxious to slurp up and then vomit back the gossipy gruel being doled out by the White House.If the administration manufactures much more news, they’ll have to get a waiver from the EPA under the MACT Act for the noxious and toxic emissions they are producing every week.  On Sunday, vice president Joe Biden suggested that he-...
  • Who's Afraid of a Big Bad Hacking Story?

    05/08/2012 4:24:39 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 5 replies
    Linux Insider ^ | 7 May 2012 | Katherine Noyes
    It's been a cheerily good spring for FOSS fans here in the Linux blogosphere, so we may perhaps be forgiven for our utter shock and disbelief at the affront recently committed against us by a certain brick-and-mortar purveyor of books and magazines. Yes, that's right -- it's Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) Linux Girl is referring to; specifically, its decision to yank the very excellent Linux Format magazine from its U.S. shelves -- apparently because of a cover story on the topic of "hacking.""We've just learned that issue 154 of Linux Format, the one with 'Learn to Hack' on the...

    05/08/2012 4:22:05 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/8/42 | Charles Hurd, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Craig Thompson, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Michiganders Push for Concealed Carry

    05/08/2012 4:19:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    As Michigan lawmakers enter debate about the future of concealed carry laws, organizers are rallying to promote Constitutional Carry. Right now, Michigan has a whole range of locations where concealed handguns are off limits -- places like schools, churches and sports stadium. The lawmakers are thinking that as long as permit holders undergo extra training, then gun owners should be allowed to carry in these areas. Gun rights advocates are happy with the way things are going -- mostly. They believe that this new legislation is on the right track, it just doesn't go nearly far enough. They want to...
  • E Mail from my friend:

    05/08/2012 4:17:08 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 16 replies
    4-29-2012 | Kelly D. McMillan
    Fortunately I sold all the B of A stock I had in Mid 2007 prior to the collapse. I never bought their stock but the shares I had in a small well managed regional bank Barnett was bought out by Nations and when they and B of A merged I ended up with that awful company. Read the May 14, 2012 , Article in Rolling Stone magazine by Matt Taibbi: "too crooked to fail" if you have the time or inclination. This travesty below is not a one off or just politically correct decision - they are inept and corrupt...
  • “Saboteur,” “Rio Rita,” “Murder in the Big House” (Movie Reviews-5/8/42)

    05/08/2012 4:14:50 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/8/42 | Bosley Crowther, T.S., T.M.P
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  • How Romney and Our Republic Can Win (Part 2)

    05/08/2012 4:14:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | May 8, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I showed how the Republican Party likely would lose the presidential election in November if it were to use conventional campaign tactics. However, I also explained an unconventional strategy that could usher in victory for the GOP and our republic -- a tactic used by President Abraham Lincoln. This week, I want to elaborate more on Lincoln's concept of a team of rivals -- and who could be a part of it -- and also share with you the inspiring dream my wife, Gena, had that we both hope comes true. For those who missed Part 1, a...
  • Judge refuses to toss out elderly man’s lawsuit against Lubbock police(TX)

    05/08/2012 4:13:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | James Clark
    <p>Lubbock police asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by then 90-year-old Willie Williams who claims excessive force related to a shooting incident last year. But a federal judge in Lubbock said ‘no' on Monday.</p> <p>Williams, now 91, claims police fired on him in his own apartment as they were responding to a burglary that was reported next door to him. Williams claims he heard someone breaking into his apartment so he grabbed a shotgun for self defense.</p>
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Light of Stars [ video ]

    05/08/2012 4:09:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | May 08, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What's moving? Time lapse videos of the sky can be quite spectacular when they last long enough for stars, planets, aurora, and clouds to appear to move in just a few seconds. Pictured above, however, astrovideographer Daniel López not only treats us to several inspiring time lapse videos of the night sky, but shows us how he used sliders and motorized cranes to move the imaging cameras themselves, creating a thrilling three-dimensional sense of depth. The video sequences were taken from Tenerife on the Canary Islands of Spain over the past two months, and show scenes including sunset shadows...
  • Woman beaten with handgun, uses box cutter in self-defense(TN)

    05/08/2012 4:06:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Staff
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- A Johnson City man was arrested Sunday after police say he struck his girlfriend with a handgun. According to reports from the Johnson City Police Department, Kenneth S. Harrison, 40, of Cherokee Road was arrested on Sunday at noon and charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault. Police report that Harrison and his girlfriend got into a fight and when she attempted to run away, he grabbed her by the shirt and began to strike her in the face with a handgun. Harrison then allegedly pushed the woman to the ground and hit her several more times on...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/8/12)[Prayer]

    05/08/2012 4:01:18 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/8/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 142 A Contemplation of David. A Prayer when he was in the cave. 1. I cry out to the LORD with my voice; With my voice to the LORD I make my supplication. 2. I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble. 3. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk They have secretly set a snare for me. 4. Look on my right hand and see, For there is no one who acknowledges me; Refuge...
  • Team Obama Looks For Wedge Issue with Gay Marriage (While the Middle-Class still struggles)

    05/08/2012 3:38:14 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/8/2012 | By Chris Stirewalt
    “I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women marrying one another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties.” -- Vice President Joe Biden on “Meet the Press.” The economy is faltering and Mitt Romney scores better with voters on his ability to turn it around than does President Obama. If that dynamic remains the main force behind the 2012 election, Obama will lose. But, if Obama can find enough wedge issues with which to pry away potential Romney voters, he might...
  • Today's Toons 5/8/12

    05/08/2012 3:23:39 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 17 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 5/8/12 | pookie18
    Click on link.