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  • 7 Reasons Liberal Economic Policies Don't Work

    05/08/2012 4:46:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    scottfactor.com ^ | 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
    gpb.org ^ | 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
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | 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
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • GREAT NAVAL AND AIR BATTLE RAGES IN PACIFIC; U.S. NAVY SANK 7 JAPANESE WARSHIPS MONDAY (5/8/42)

    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
    guns.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    kcbd.com ^ | 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
    tricities.com ^ | 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.
  • New Research Brings Satellite Measurements and Global Climate Models Closer

    05/08/2012 3:23:12 AM PDT · by Makana · 18 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 7, 2012 | Not Given
    One popular climate record that shows a slower atmospheric warming trend than other studies contains a data calibration problem, and when the problem is corrected the results fall in line with other records and climate models, according to a new University of Washington study. The finding is important because it helps confirm that models that simulate global warming agree with observations, said Stephen Po-Chedley, a UW graduate student in atmospheric sciences who wrote the paper with Qiang Fu, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences.
  • Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans

    05/08/2012 3:05:56 AM PDT · by beejaa · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steve McCann
    ..."The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders... "The most significant accomplishment of Obama's first term is to make Congress irrelevant. Under the myopic and blindly loyal leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats have succeeded in creating an imperial and, in...
  • David Mars, The 1929 Curtiss Robin, and A Girl Named "Pearl"

    05/08/2012 3:04:23 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 11 replies
    David Mars, The 1929 Curtiss Robin, and A Girl Named "Pearl" Or Touching Flying History, With David Mars I was at Tom Rose's Fly-In to raise money for the "Domestic Violence Shelter" and the turn out was small. Approaching from the west was a slow, high-wing aircraft that I first thought was an old Cessna, but as it got closer I realized it was traveling too slow to be a Cessna. As it entered downwind to the south and then turned final to what is more of a driveway than a runway, it looked like something I'd never seen before...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - May 8, 2012

    05/08/2012 2:53:01 AM PDT · by sneakers · 13 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show at: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.640whlo.com/main.html (Akron, OH) (airs later from 9-12) http://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Wisconsin: Barrett seeks to restore union power

    05/08/2012 2:35:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Baraboo News Republic ^ | May 8, 2012 | Ellen Bueno
    By the end of today we will know which Democrat will be running against Gov. Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election, and if the polls are right it will be Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Barrett’s campaign will shift into high gear, and for the next month we will be bombarded with campaign ads addressing assorted issues carefully chosen to distract us from the most important issue: Barrett’s promise to “use any vehicle I can” to reinstate collective bargaining privileges to public unions. But Barrett also promises to “reunite” Wisconsin. Now let’s think about that. Do you believe Wisconsinites...
  • JFK awards for ousted Iowa justices, US diplomat [Homosexuality Praised]

    05/08/2012 2:32:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 5/7/12 | RODRIQUE NGOWI
    President John F. Kennedy's only surviving child celebrated what would have been his 95th birthday this month by honoring three Iowa judges who were ousted after the court unanimously decided to legalize same-sex marriages... "For judges to be targeted for an individual decision is really something that threatens the liberty of all Americans and that's what happened in this case. So the award is intended to both to honor their decision and also make people more aware of the dangers and the threat to an independent judiciary, which is something all Americans should value." Kennedy told The Associated Press.
  • First coalition attempt fails in Greece

    05/08/2012 1:20:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 08.05.12 @ 08:40 (May 8) | Valentina Pop
    Greek Conservatives failed to cobble together a coalition on Monday (7 May), with leftist leader Alexis Tsipras set to try and form a government opposing the "barbaric" bailout, a move that would put into question the country's future in the eurozone. "I tried to find a solution for a government of national salvation, with two aims: for the country to remain in the euro and to change the policy of the bailout by renegotiation," Conservative leader Antonis Samaras said in a televised address on Monday. "We directed our proposal to all the parties that could have participated in such an...
  • EU: Extremists vs. Extremists - Salafists and Right-Wing Populists Battle in Bonn

    05/08/2012 1:13:15 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies
    Spiegelonline ^ | 5/7/2012 | Charles Hawley
    Germany's right-wing populists are fond of insulting Islam in order to attract attention. On Saturday, violence prone Salafists took the bait, resulting in a riot that left 29 police injured. Despite the clash, however, the anti-Islam party can continue to display their anti-Islam caricatures, a court has decided. It was clear from the start that the tiny, right-wing populist group Pro-NRW would stop at nothing to attract attention in the run-up to state elections in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia this Sunday. With Salafists in the state now reacting violently to Pro-NRW's inflammatory parading of Muhammad caricatures in front...
  • Now a witness to Breitbart’s death vanishes

    05/08/2012 1:08:47 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 27 replies
    WND ^ | MAY 7, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A private investigator has been unable to find the only eyewitness to the sudden death of media innovator and conservative activist Andrew Breitbart. The apparent disappearance of Christopher Lasseter, who says he saw Breitbart drop to the sidewalk in front of a restaurant, adds to the mystery surrounding Breitbart’s March 1 death. On the day the Los Angeles County coroner released Breitbart’s autopsy report, a photographic technician at the coroner’s office died suddenly of suspicious causes. In addition, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., just three weeks before Breitbart’s death – where he promised to unveil “damning”...
  • Obama's supporters and mentors

    05/08/2012 12:38:46 AM PDT · by se99tp · 3 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | May 7th, 2012 | Herbert Romerstein
    The collapse of the Soviet Union had many effects but one was a split in the Communist Party USA. A number of Communist Party officials and activists, with the Soviet Union no longer there to offer instructions and funding, and disillusioned with the dictatorial rule of Party leader Gus Hall, left to form their own group, the Committees of Correspondence (CoC), also known as the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS) Mitchell, referring to the collapse of the Soviet Union, which she called “the collapse of socialism in Eastern Europe”, complained that it “left the United States in...
  • Russia: Putin Begins the Countdown of His Rule

    05/07/2012 11:51:56 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    Vladimir Putin’s presidential inauguration has taken place today in the Kremlin with all the ceremonial pomp and fanfare that is supposed to create the impression of invincibility of his quasi-monarchic reign. Later this week, he will appoint Dmitri Medvedev as the Prime Minister in acknowledgement of his loyal service in the presidential position for the last four years. He will also announce the make-up of the next cabinet of ministers, ending the seven-month-long period of bureaucratic anxiety, and command the resumption of business as usual. Yet, three events have marred the solemnity of the day and revealed that Putin’s trademark...
  • George Soros and Other Rich Guys to Infuse Democrats With $100 Million for Grass-Roots Efforts

    05/07/2012 11:50:13 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 11 replies
    NYT Magazine ^ | May 7, 2012 | Brett Smiley
    Billionaire investor George Soros will be supplying $2 million to independent Democratic groups focused on grass-roots election efforts as part of a greater donor initiative to enhance outreach and voter registration operations. Soros will divide his donation equally between America Votes, a group that provides coordination and campaign support to progressive organizations; and American Bridge 21st Century, a super-PAC that focuses on communications and election-oriented research. Soros's contribution will be part of a nearly $100 million boost from other major liberal donors to like-minded causes and efforts.
  • Could a Changing Climate Set Off Volcanoes and Quakes?

    05/07/2012 11:45:01 PM PDT · by bd476 · 49 replies
    Yale University Enviornment 360 ^ | May 7, 2012 | Fred Pearce
    07 May 2012: Analysis Could a Changing Climate Set Off Volcanoes and Quakes? A British scientist argues that global warming could lead to a future of more intense volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. And while some dismiss his views as preposterous, he points to a body of recent research that shows a troubling link between climate change and the Earth’s most destructive geological events. by Fred Pearce Geological disasters might influence climate, for instance when volcanic debris blots out the sun. But climate cannot disrupt geology. Right? Well, actually no, says a British geologist Bill McGuire, in a troubling new...
  • France: François Hollande, the dream and the reality

    05/07/2012 11:41:00 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    Libération, Paris ^ | 5/7/2012 | Nicolas Demorand
    The Socialist candidate has become President of France with 51.62% of the vote, beating Nicolas Sarkozy. The leftist daily Liberation, which sees the outcome as a wager on the future, greets it with “great joy”. Faced with the crisis, though, the honeymoon may be short.A poster of François Hollande, Paris, the end of April by Nicolas Demorand Joy. The immense joy. At seeing a closing parenthesis end a sentence, at feeling a curse lift. And how! François Mitterrand, it turns out, was no historical anomaly, but the first leftist president. Now there is a second – François Hollande. For those...
  • Obama's algae energy euphoria: Is pond scum a green scam?

    05/07/2012 11:36:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 6, 2012 | Larry Bell
    Is there something fishy about algae? Is it the revolutionary new fuel source opportunity the Obama administration represents it to be? Last February, in a University of Miami campaign speech intended to pacify prospective pump price-panicked patrons, the president said: "We're making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet fuel that's actually made from a plant-like substance, algae...You've got a lot of algae out there, right? If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we'll be doing all right. Believe it or not, we could replace up to 17% of the oil...
  • New eurozone crisis looms as Spain prepares bail-out

    05/07/2012 11:29:53 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/7/2012 | Roland Gribben and Fiona Govan, Madrid
    A new eurozone crisis is looming as Spain signalled on Monday it was ready to bail out ailing banks after markets shrugged off election results in France and Greece. Spain is already struggling to cope with an austerity drive that has pushed the jobless total up to nearly 25pc of the workforce. Prime minister Marian Rajoy indicated the Government was ready to intervene to save banks wrestling with the collapse of the housing market. Bankia, Spain's fourth biggest bank, is the first in line for state aid. Rodrigo Rato, chairman and former IMF managing director, swiftly resigned after it was...
  • Video portrays violent death of Kelly Thomas (beaten to death by police)

    05/07/2012 11:20:38 PM PDT · by heartwood · 66 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 8, 2012 | Richard Winton
    On the ground and screaming that he was "sorry," a shirtless Kelly Thomas is shown being hit again and again with fists, a baton and finally the butt of a stun gun by Fullerton police officers in a dramatic video that was shown for the first time Monday in an Orange County courtroom. The grainy black and white video of Thomas' violent encounter with police outside a bus depot is the centerpiece of the prosecutions' case against two officers accused of escalating a standard police encounter with a homeless man into a fatal beating. At one point, Thomas — a...
  • Dead baby flesh smuggled into S. Korea

    05/07/2012 11:04:02 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 11 replies
    South Korea has seized thousands of smuggled drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies, which some people believe can cure disease, officials said Monday. The capsules were made in northeastern China from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder, the Korea Customs Service said. Customs officials refused to say where the dead babies came from or who made the capsules, citing possible diplomatic friction with Beijing. Chinese officials ordered an investigation into the production of drugs made from dead fetuses or newborns last year. The customs office has...
  • Obama campaign denies voter registration erosion

    05/07/2012 10:59:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/7/12 12:10 PM EDT | BYRON TAU
    The Obama campaign is pushing back against reports that voter registration is eroding among key constituencies like Hispanics and blacks. "Registration among Latinos and African Americans has never been higher. There are more Americans of both backgrounds registered to vote today than there were when President Obama was elected," Clo Ewing, director of constituency press, wrote in a blog post attacking a recent Washington Post story on registration erosion. The Post reported last week, using Census data, that Hispanic voter registrations declined 5 percent nationwide, while black voter registration declined 7 percent nationwide. The state-by-state picture showed Hispanic voter registration...
  • Parents: Rule’s half-baked State’s junk food ban could take bite out of school fundraisers

    05/07/2012 10:57:05 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/8/12 | Laurel J. Sweet and Chris Cassidy
    HT Drudge Bake sales, the calorie-laden standby cash-strapped classrooms, PTAs and booster clubs rely on, will be outlawed from public schools as of Aug. 1 as part of new no-nonsense nutrition standards, forcing fundraisers back to the blackboard to cook up alternative ways to raise money for kids.
  • Father Killed Children, Put Remains In Trash, Police Say

    05/07/2012 10:46:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 07, 2012
    Father Killed Children, Put Remains In Trash, Police Say May 7, 2012 When police arrived at a bloodied Orange apartment last Thursday, they say it was clear something was wrong. The couple who lived on West Chapman Avenue with their two sons had moved out days ago. No one had been reported missing, and the move-out went without a hitch. Yet there was enough blood in the apartment that police quickly began a search for the four members of the family, including the father, Shazer Fernando Limas. On Monday, prosecutors filed three murder charges with special enhancements against Limas, who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-08-12

    05/07/2012 10:43:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-08-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 8, 2012   Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter  Reading 1 Acts 14:19-28 In those days, some Jews from Antioch and Iconiumarrived and won over the crowds.They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city,supposing that he was dead.But when the disciples gathered around him,he got up and entered the city.On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe. After they had proclaimed the good news to that cityand made a considerable number of disciples,they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch.They strengthened the spirits of the disciplesand exhorted them to persevere in the...
  • Jetliner Bomb Plot Is Foiled

    05/07/2012 10:30:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    WallStreet Journal ^ | By SIOBHAN GORMAN, LAURA MECKLER and EVAN PERE
    The U.S. thwarted a bomb plot by al Qaeda's Yemeni branch aimed at bringing down a jetliner with a more advanced version of an underwear bomb used in a failed 2009 Christmas Day attempt, officials said Monday. The Central Intelligence Agency, working with foreign security services, was able to seize the bomb—which they believed was intended for a U.S.-bound flight—before the would-be suicide bomber was able to move ahead with his plot, officials said. Because the plot was headed off in its early stages, officials said the effort never represented a threat to Americans or to U.S. allies, nor did...
  • Help - Need a list of Obama Lies

    05/07/2012 10:18:03 PM PDT · by AGreatPer · 32 replies
    AGreatPer
    One of the problems I have when encountering the opposition is I can't seem to come up with the list of lies Obama has made during his years before and in office. It would be helpful if we all had a list.
  • Drug-Defying Germs From India Speed Post-Antibiotic Era

    05/07/2012 10:15:23 PM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies
    Poor hygiene has spread resistant germs into India’s drains, sewers and drinking water, putting millions at risk of drug-defying infections. Antibiotic residues from drug manufacturing, livestock treatment and medical waste have entered water and sanitation systems, exacerbating the problem. India’s $12.4 billion pharmaceutical industry manufactures almost a third of the world’s antibiotics, and people use them so liberally that relatively benign and beneficial bacteria are becoming drug immune in a pool of resistance that thwarts even high-powered antibiotics. The germs — and the gene that confers their heightened powers — are jumping beyond India. More than 40 countries have discovered...
  • Now Let Them Tremble

    05/07/2012 9:56:03 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 19 replies
    4/7/12 | Self
    Election season is in full swing and this election will decide whether America continue it's road to a corrupt system of Federal overreach or whether America will return to the Founder's intent. It has also become clear that this election will become violent in major cities across the country and the use of fear will be used heavily by the Obama Administration in order to win your vote or convince you not to vote (which is the same thing). Obama will endorse the Occupy Movement throughout these next months and the more he claims they speak for the country, the...
  • Reflections upon leaving Iraq

    05/07/2012 9:39:26 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 6 replies
    Email - Warrior Feedback: Air and Space Power Journal | May 2012 | Lt Gen Dave Goldfein
    Mr. Secretary, Chief, and Air Force Leaders: As we enter the 2012 fighting season, I wanted to share what the final days in Iraq felt like here in the area of responsibility. Many of us have spent the majority of our adult lives engaged in the campaigns to first free Kuwait . . . then contain Iraq . . . and then free Iraq. For our Airmen, it is all that most of them have ever known. We have good reason to stand tall today.The date 19 December 2011 marked the first day since 17 January 1991 that we did...
  • The Washington Post Is In Even Worse Shape Than You Think

    05/07/2012 9:31:24 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/07/2012 | Jeff Bercovici
    The Washington Post Co. reported its first-quarter earnings on Friday, and the news coming out of the newspaper division was mostly grim. The unit lost $22.6 million in the quarter, with revenue down 8% and revenue from print advertising specifically falling 17%. Meanwhile, the Post just reported one of the biggest circulation drops of any major newspaper with the lucrative Sunday edition selling 5.2% fewer copies and the daily edition skidding almost 10%. Oh, and newsroom leaders are so distressed about the way the business decline is affecting them, they held a secret meeting with the paper’s president, Steve Hills...
  • Idaho Frozen Food company pays EPA penalty for chemical reporting violations

    05/07/2012 9:29:52 PM PDT · by Rabin · 13 replies
    yosemite.epa ^ | Release Date: 05/07/2012 | un-named
    Rhodes International, Inc. will pay over $84,000 to settle hazardous chemical reporting violations... The Rhodes facility produces frozen cinnamon rolls. According to EPA, the facility stored large amounts of anhydrous ammonia without properly (file inventory forms) reporting it to the Caldwell Fire Department.
  • Santorum endorses former rival Romney as GOP presidential candidate

    05/07/2012 9:29:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 7 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON –  Former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum urged his supporters to back fellow Republican Mitt Romney's campaign Monday in a late-night email that ignored that Santorum once calling Romney the "worst Republican in the country" during their bitter contest. He added: "Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. Gov. Romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime."