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  • Iowa Double Murder: Man Confesses Three Decades Later

    05/11/2012 4:12:58 PM PDT · by FourtySeven · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thu, May 10, 2012 2:05 PM EDT | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    The grisly murder and robbery of an elderly couple in Waterloo, Iowa, stunned the community three decades ago. But the case remained unsolved until a 66-year-old man walked into a police station and confessed on Wednesday. Jack Wendell Pursel was in court today for an initial appearance, where a judge raised Pursel's bail from $500,000 to $2 million for shooting Richard Huntbach, 85, and wife Goldie, 77. SNIP The convicted felon wanted to make amends with his past, Dan Trelka, director of Waterloo's safety services, told the newspaper. "It's my understanding he found Christ and felt this was the right...
  • We reached our first goal of raising $15,000 for the first phase of our "Tell the Truth" ad campaign

    05/11/2012 4:10:21 PM PDT · by Syncro · 7 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 05/11/2012 | Tea Party Express HQ
    We reached our first goal of raising $15,000 for the first phase of our "Tell the Truth" ad campaign - thank you! Dear Friends, . We accomplished an important goal in the defense of Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative state reforms.  With the election just 25 days away, it was just in time.  Thanks to countless numbers of individual donors like yourself, we are now working hard to put the finishing touches on our first "Tell the Truth" ad that highlights the fiscal successes that Gov. Walker has achieved in his short time in office. . . We...
  • Abortion and Excommunication

    05/11/2012 4:10:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    CatholicPlanet.com ^ | May 20, 2004 | Ronald L. Conte Jr.
    Abortion and ExcommunicationMay 20, 2004 Any Catholic who obstinately denies that abortion is always gravely immoral, commits the sin of heresy and incurs an automatic sentence of excommunication. Canon Law and Church Teaching Canon 1398: “A person who procures a completed abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication.” Canon 751: “Heresy is the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith; apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith; schism is the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members...
  • GAO: Recoverable Oil in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming 'About Equal to Entire World’s Proven Reserves'

    05/11/2012 4:09:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 11, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Video at link Rock Springs, Wyo. (BLM Photo) (CNSNews.com) - The Green River Formation, a largely vacant area of mostly federal land that covers the territory where Colorado, Utah and Wyoming come together, contains about as much recoverable oil as all the rest the world’s proven reserves combined, an auditor from the Government Accountability Office told Congress on Thursday. The GAO testimony stressed that the federal government was in “a unique position to influence the development of oil shale” because the Green River deposits were mostly beneath federal land. It also noted that developing the oil would pose “socioeconomic challenges,”...
  • A tired Obama goes through the motions in George Clooney'$ tent (long article)

    05/11/2012 4:05:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | Many 11, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Thursday was another big money day for Team Obama. He flew to Seattle in the morning for two fundraisers and then down to Los Angeles for one at the home of George Clooney, who is an actor. California is the political ATM for both parties. According to campaign people, the Clooney fundraiser with about 150 people was a huge success because, they said, it raised about $15 million. Makes it look like once again Hollywood is 120% behind the Real Good Talker out of the Chicago machine. As usual, the Obama accounts are misleading. The campaign has run into considerable...
  • 16% of Polled Turks Say Hitting Wives is Necessary (Islamic culture)

    05/11/2012 4:03:56 PM PDT · by Milagros · 22 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | May 10, 2012
    10 May 2012 / TODAY'S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL Sixteen percent of respondents in an IPSOS poll say hitting a woman is at times necessary. In the public opinion poll commissioned by CNN Türk on violence against women, 16 percent of those surveyed agree with the statement “If necessary, a woman may be hit.” People do not think it is good and discourage women from staying out late at night, according to the poll respondents. The opinion that “women's place is inside the home” is still dominant in Turkey, the poll finds. Turkey ranks only behind India and leads Japan, China and...
  • France's Hollande: Sarkozy underplayed budget woes (Hussein II - here we go again)

    05/11/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/11/12
    France's Hollande: Sarkozy underplayed budget woesAssociated Press – 8 hrs ago PARIS (AP) — French President-elect Francois Hollande suggested Friday that the government of outgoing leader Nicolas Sarkozy underestimated the country's budget problems and wants a new audit of France's books. But Hollande, a Socialist elected Sunday to lead the world's fifth-biggest economy, said that wouldn't hurt his ability to fulfill campaign pledges. Those include higher taxes on the rich, thousands of new teaching jobs and freezes on some government spending. And Hollande stuck to his own deficit reduction goals despite new European Union figures released Friday that paint a...
  • Jindal May Be the Answer to Romney's VP Question

    05/11/2012 4:00:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 11, 2012 | Scott Conroy
    As the counterweight to a presidential nominee blessed with wealth and privilege, Jindal’s stirring life story as the child of Indian immigrants -- who bestowed upon himself at the age of 4 the all-American name of the youngest son in “The Brady Bunch” -- could be especially appealing. A Rhodes scholar who helmed the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals -- the state’s largest agency -- at the almost absurd age of 24, Piyush “Bobby” Jindal’s aptitude and credentials for the nation’s second-highest office would be difficult for anyone to question seriously. Like Jindal, Romney was an academic overachiever who...
  • Dingy Harry Laments Lugar Loss

    05/11/2012 3:59:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Indiana primary got lot of attention this week for a great, great, great outcome. In fact, Dingy Harry is so sad that Lugar is gone. Yes, I've got a sound bite here. Grab sound bite 15. Audio sound bite 15. Dingy Harry, a montage lamenting defeat of Richard Lugar. REID: (whispering) I'm worried when I see dedicated patriots like Senator Lugar drummed out by Tea Party zealots for being too willing to cooperate. But that's what happened on Tuesday. I worry when I hear a candidate for the US Senate campaigning against bipartisanship and compromise between...
  • MILLER: Forced to be fat

    05/11/2012 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Americans are fatter than ever, but it’s not their fault. That’s according to the latest effort to solve an obesity crisis in the only way liberals know how - with more government. A study released this week from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Duke University and RTI International found obesity rates to be on course to rise from 34 to 42 percent of the U.S. population by 2030. The number of severely obese - defined as about 100 pounds overweight - will double to 11 percent. Today, 68 percent of Americans are overweight and half...
  • Romney and Race: Advice for the GOP’s presumptive nominee

    05/11/2012 3:51:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7 May 2012 | Harry Stein
    If the Trayvon Martin case reminds us that race remains the great unresolved issue in our national life, it reminds us, too, of how illusory was the hope that Barack Obama might serve as a one-man antidote to America’s long history of racial division. More than three years into Obama’s presidency, ill feeling between the races is more prevalent than at any time in recent memory—a clear result of his style and the substance of his governance. The question is whether the opposition party and its candidate will dare say so. In what promises to be an ugly campaign, already...
  • Wisconsin: Obama 49%, Romney 45%

    05/11/2012 3:47:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 11, 2012R
    President Obama still leads Mitt Romney in a head-to-head matchup in Wisconsin but by a much narrower margin. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Badger State finds Obama with 49% of the vote to Romney’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, while two percent (2%) are undecided.
  • May 09, 2012: The Official End of Christendom?

    05/11/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 26 replies
    truthxchange.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Fox News journalist, Shep Smith, welcomed President Obama into the 21st century and declared those who still oppose same-sex marriage to be on the wrong side of history. May 9, 2012 was indeed an historic moment. Though President Obama bathed his decision in Christian principles: “…our faith…is not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf but it’s also the golden rule…treat others the way you’d want to be treated...” For the first time ever, a sitting US president, considered the most powerful political leader in the world, has endorsed a marital arrangement that formally constitutes the pagan “worship of the...
  • Mitt Romney Finds A Problem-Solver

    05/11/2012 3:44:27 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Redstate ^ | 5/11/2012 | Repair_Man_Jack
    A lot of Social Conservatives looked askance at Mitt Romney’s relatively easy victory in this year’s GOP Primary race. I endorsed Rick Santorumin the GOP Primary myself. Then conceded to reality and decided to suck it up. Thus, I refrain from whinging over various primary season butt-hurts and support my party’s inevitable nominee. Then yesterday happened – now it’s time to commit even for the Mitt! At least that’s what some recent polling suggests is now happening in the GOP. What’s funny is that Mitt really didn’t have to do much to earn this burst of enthusiasm. He just had...
  • Shock Poll: Obama only Leading Mitt Romney by 4-Points in the Very Blue State of Oregon – 5/11/12

    05/11/2012 3:42:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 43 replies
    A new Survey USA Poll shows President Barack Obama only leading Gov. Mitt Romney by four-points in the very blue state of Oregon. The new poll puts Obama ahead 47%-43% over Romney, in a state where Obama won in 2008 by 16%. In a Survey USA Poll done in Oregon in mid-March 2012, Obama held an 11-point lead, 50%-39%.
  • Regime Intimidates Romney Contributors

    05/11/2012 3:42:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Kimberly Strassel is in the Wall Street Journal today with an amazing piece: "Trolling for Dirt on the President's List." Listen to this: "Here's what happens when the president of the United States publicly targets a private citizen for the crime of supporting his opponent. Frank VanderSloot is the CEO of Melaleuca Inc. The 63-year-old has run that wellness-products company for 26 years out of tiny Idaho Falls, Idaho. Last August, Mr. VanderSloot gave $1 million to Restore Our Future, the Super PAC that supports Mitt Romney. "Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, 'Keeping GOP Honest,'...
  • The Gay Old Party: Have Republicans Given Up Fighting Gay Rights?

    05/11/2012 3:33:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 09, 2012 | DANIEL ALLOTT
    The Gay Old Party By DANIEL ALLOTT on 5.9.12 Have Republicans Given Up Fighting Gay Rights? President Obama and his lieutenants aren't the only ones whose views on same-sex marriage are "evolving." Republicans -- including prominent conservative office-holders, pundits and activists -- are increasingly endorsing key parts of the gay-rights agenda. What do former Vice President Dick Cheney, Governor Chris Christie, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, former Governor Sarah Palin, columnist Ann Coulter and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist have in common? They're all prominent conservatives, and they've all made overtures to the gay community. Cheney publicly endorsed gay marriage...
  • Internet safe spot planned at ".secure" domain

    05/11/2012 3:29:17 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 05/11/2012 | Glenn Chapman
    Internet security specialists have applied for a ".secure" domain that they plan to turn into an online safe zone where bad guys aren't allowed. San Francisco-based Artemis was awaiting word Friday from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on whether it was approved to host websites with ".secure" addresses. "We are creating a safe neighborhood where you know people follow the rules and you can rely on them to do things securely," Artemis chief technical officer Alex Stamos told AFP. "There is not going to be typo squatting or malware... We are going to make it really...
  • Remember the time we bombed Mexico with German rockets?

    05/11/2012 3:28:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 11, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    Remember the time we bombed Mexico with German rockets? Germany spent the end of the 1930s and half the 1940s inventing and perfecting missiles. They made so many, they still had a ton of them left over after the end of World War II. So of course, the leftover weapons were confiscated by the United States. And here's one of the things we did with them. Anyone who knows the details about a V-2 rocket has to wonder how any nation managed to make so many of them. The V-2 ran on alcohol and liquid oxygen, only one of which...
  • At a Walmart near you?

    05/11/2012 3:27:50 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 59 replies
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