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  • DOI: Millions of Offshore, Onshore Lands Leased for O&G Activity Idle

    05/15/2012 8:49:59 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    "These lands and waters belong to the American people, and they expect those energy supplies to be developed in a timely and responsible manner and with a fair return to taxpayers," said DOI Secretary Ken Salazar in a statement Tuesday. API, WEA Call Report 'Absurd', Rehash of 'Tired Rhetoric' The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Western Energy Alliance (WEA) both criticized the report. API President and CEO Jack Gerard called it "a political ploy designed to distract American voters from the administration's failed energy policy."
  • Kenya: I Thought Dog Meat Was Tasty - Suspect

    05/15/2012 8:41:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Capital FM ^ | 3 MAY 2012
    The man who was caught slaughtering a dog at the Nakuru dumpsite a few days ago has told a court that he did not know it was an offence. James Cheboto told Resident Magistrate Judicaster Nthuku that he was not aware that dog meat was unfit for human consumption and pleaded for leniency. Cheboto was charged with being found in possession of dog meat which is unfit for human consumption and contrary to Public Health Act. He pleaded guilty of the offence but pleaded with the court to forgive him because he did not know that it was wrong to...
  • Leftist RINO's Praise Ohomo over Gay "Marriage"

    05/15/2012 8:37:41 PM PDT · by publius321 · 2 replies
    The exorbitant cost of being a "Big Tent" Party
  • Tortured by a Witch Doctor, Saved by Australian Surgeons

    05/15/2012 8:26:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Newcastle Herald ^ | 12 May, 2012 | AMY FALLON AND AMY CORDEROY
    The squeals of happiness from George Mukisa hide the terrible truth behind his trip to Australia from Uganda. George is a survivor of child sacrifice. He was aged just two, playing football with his brothers, when a neighbour, John Otebati, offered to take him into town for sweets. Instead, Otebati, a witch doctor, took him to a nearby banana plantation and removed his genitals with a knife. In Uganda, children live in fear of child sacrifice, driven by unscrupulous witch doctors and their accomplices or fraudulent traditional healers who claim they can bring power, prosperity and money. A report by...
  • AP Calls Race for Deb Fischer

    05/15/2012 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 139 replies
    KETV News, Omaha ^ | 15 May 2012 | Wire story
    OMAHA, Neb. - The Associated Press has projected Deb Fischer as the winner of the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Most of the evening, Jon Bruning maintained a lead over Fischer; however, during the 9 p.m. hour, the lead switched in favor of Fischer. Just under 6,000 votes separated the top two candidates when the Associated Press called the race.
  • Spike in black on white crime covered up by media

    05/15/2012 8:18:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 15, 2012 | Anthony Martin
    Those who depend solely on the mainstream media for their news might be surprised to know that there has been a major spike in racial crime in America this year. Media observers state that when it comes to news reports on the subject, citizens are rarely informed of the seriousness of the racial tension, except when it is a certain type of racial tension. When whites attack blacks the media is quick to report it. But according to national columnist Thomas Sowell, when blacks attack whites, somehow those particular news stories never see the light of day. Fox News personality...
  • BILL AND HILLARY - The Final Split

    05/15/2012 8:14:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 83 replies
    The cover of this week’s GLOBE reveals that "Bill and Hillary – The Final Split." Globe has the shocking details of how Hillary is moving in with a woman. Over the past several years there have been rumours that the Clinton marriage was in name only and in fact they were essentially leading separate lives. In detail, GLOBE claims that Hillary, 64, who was recently in South America for the Sixth Summit of the Americas, made the most of the country’s nightlife at Café Havana. She was at the salsa hotspot, and Hilary was seen dancing with her hands in...
  • Colon Cancer Test May Not Require Laxatives: Study

    05/15/2012 8:11:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 14, 2012 | Andrew M. Seaman
    People getting checked for signs of colon cancer may not need to take a laxative if they choose a CT scan for their cancer screening over a tradition colonoscopy, according to a new study. The findings suggest a so-called CT colonography is almost as good at identifying certain polyps as a traditional colonoscopy, and researchers said eliminating the need for laxatives may encourage more people to get screened. "The results of this study open the door to a more patient-friendly screening," said Dr. Michael Zalis, the study's lead author and director of CT colonography in the department of imaging at...
  • The All-Important Question, Are Major Economies in Recovery?

    05/15/2012 8:10:37 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    TMO ^ | 5-15-2012 | David Galland
    The All-Important Question, Are Major Economies in Recovery? Economics / Global Economy May 15, 2012 - 04:58 PM By: David Galland David Galland, Casey Research writes: For pretty much everyone, no matter where they are located in the economic strata, few if any questions are more germane to making plans for the future than whether the US and other major global economies are in recovery. Getting the answer to that question right is of special importance to investors and businesses. Stating the obvious, if the broader economy really is in recovery, then investors would be well served by investing in...
  • debt collectors reap huge salaries chasing student loans

    05/15/2012 8:08:54 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    Minnesota nonprofit that's on the front lines of a growing debate over student-loan debt. Bloomberg Businessweek profiles Educational Credit Management Corp., one of the 32 “guaranty agencies" that oversee student loans for the U.S. Department of Education and try to recover money. Its bill collectors can be highly rewarded. ECMC's top collector took home $454,000 in just one year, twice as much as the U.S. secretary of education. The CEO of the group made $1.1 million in 2010. The company moved from downtown St. Paul to Oakdale a few years ago.
  • Russia presents highest resolution image of Earth

    05/15/2012 8:08:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2012
    MOSCOW – A Russian satellite has captured what is thought to be the highest resolution picture of our planet ever taken from space.
  • Pilot pushed jet to ‘show off’(crashed Sukhoi airliner)

    05/15/2012 8:06:10 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 37 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 05/14/2012 | Bagus BT Saragih
    As search-and-rescue (SAR) teams continue to airlift the bodies of passengers of the ill-fated Sukhoi Superjet 100 from Mt. Salak, West Java, on Sunday, more clues have been found indicating that its pilot pushed the aircraft to show its capacity to potential buyers. Confirming Russian Vice President Dmitry Rogozin’s statement that human error may have been to blame for the crash, an official with the Indonesia National Air Carrier Association (INACA) who was on the first demonstration flight of the Superjet on Wednesday morning said that the pilot performed extreme maneuvers to test the capability of the aircraft. INACA secretary-general...
  • Lady Gaga may have to cancel Indonesia concert

    05/15/2012 8:01:10 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 25 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 05/15/2012 | AP
    <p>Lady Gaga might have to cancel her sold-out show in Indonesia because Islamic hard-liners and conservative lawmakers objected.</p> <p>National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said the permit was denied for the June 3 "Born This Way" concert that was to be the biggest show on her Asian tour.</p>
  • "From My Cold Dead Hands" Is Not Enough (2nd Amendment Activism, one Patriot at a time)

    05/15/2012 7:57:12 PM PDT · by DTogo · 38 replies
    AmmoLand.com ^ | May 15, 2012 | James Kaleda
    Often when I speak about the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, and what actions we need to take in order to preserve our rights, I am rebuked with the apathetic response, “From my cold dead hands.” While this is very poetic expression of an admirable sentiment, it is unlikely to ever happen, and unlikely to be effective. But there are things we can do today that are far less costly, far less poetic, and drastically more effective.
  • Mr. Boehner and the Debt

    05/15/2012 7:52:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 15, 2012 | The New York Times
    It clearly does not bother Speaker John Boehner that he pushed the United States to the brink of default last year. It does not matter that the deep spending cuts in the resolution he demanded to end that crisis will hurt economic growth. It does not even matter that the House he leads is determined now to break that agreement with even deeper cuts in vital programs.
  • A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate (President-Elect) JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite

    05/15/2012 7:49:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 15, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite Weeks after John Fitzgerald Kennedy beat Richard Nixon in the 1960 United States presidential election, an elderly man nearly killed the President-Elect. Richard Pavlick, a disturbed man with anti-Catholic sentiments, packed his car and traveled from New Hampshire to Florida with one goal in mind - the death of President-Elect Kennedy. Pavlick's brute force plan would likely have succeeded, but a moment of compassion stopped Pavlick in his tracks and allowed for the era of Camelot to begin. Retired postal worker Richard Pavlick often voiced anti-Catholic sentiments...
  • Arbitrator orders county to rehire and give back pay to firefighter involved in overtime scandal

    05/15/2012 7:46:51 PM PDT · by redreno · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 10:53 a.m. | By Joe Schoenmann (contact)
    A Clark County firefighter who was fired a year ago for misusing sick-leave privileges will get his job back. Arbitrator Michael Rappaport ordered Clark County to rehire Donald Munn in his arbitration order, even though he concluded Munn violated a policy banning the use of county computers to tell a colleague how to "call in sick on days that he had previously scheduled for vacation." That violation will only result in a written reprimand. Rappaport said the county "did not have just cause" under the union's contract to terminate Munn.
  • 'Existential threat' to Western U.S. states (FedGov wants water rights)

    05/15/2012 7:45:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    WND.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    The Obama administration has launched a new battle over water rights that threatens not only the the economies of arid Western states, which largely voted against him in the 2008 election, but their very existence. WND reported last month that the federal government was creating obstacles for Tombstone, Ariz., to restore its water supplies following last year’s forest fire and monsoon-triggered floods in the nearby mountains. The federal government said crews could not use machinery to rebuild pipelines and spring-water collection systems. Now, a letter contradicting longstanding federal practice asserts a claim to water in arid Western states, such as...
  • The oldest farming village in the Mediterranean islands is discovered in Cyprus

    05/15/2012 7:39:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | May 15, 2012 | CNRS
    Previously it was believed that, due to the island's geographic isolation, the first Neolithic farming societies did not reach Cyprus until a thousand years after the birth of agriculture in the Middle East... However, the discovery of Klimonas, a village that dates from nearly 9000 years before Christ, proves that early cultivators migrated to Cyprus from the Middle Eastern continent shortly after the emergence of agriculture there, bringing with them wheat as well as dogs and cats... The archaeologists have found a few votive offerings inside the building, including flint arrowheads and green stone beads. A great many remnants of...
  • Taste And See That The Lord Is Good

    05/15/2012 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 6 replies
    05-15-12 | Frank Broom
    It is time for the children of God to be partakeers of his divine nature. When Adam sinned he disconnected from God and connected to Satan. He exchanged his nature of being righteous in exchange for the nature of sin. And everyone born after him was born with that sin nature. But, as soon as Adam sinned God had a plan to get things back. Just as you were born in sin God came up with a plan for man to be born again. In your sin nature you are connected to Satan and the things of that nature- the...
  • Deep in the bunker for Obama

    05/15/2012 7:33:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Perhaps Mitt Romney played it right when he was meek and contrite in response to the Washington Post's front-page allegations that he bullied a kid half a century ago in high school. Romney no doubt feels embarrassed by the charges, even if most of us struggle to understand their relevance or gauge their veracity. But the time is coming for Romney to get angry, very angry, with what is increasingly, quaintly called "the mainstream media." The Post's decision to play up the story as if it were major news - front page, thousands of drably dull self-serious words piled high...
  • Safeway Worker Suspended After Saving Pregnant Woman From Attack

    05/15/2012 7:31:21 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    KION ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jacqueline Tualla
    DEL REY OAKS - A local Safeway grocery store suspends a worker for being a hero. Del Rey Oaks Police said Ryan Young stopped a man from beating his pregnant girlfriend, and possibly saved her life. But his actions may cost him his job.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-16-12

    05/15/2012 7:30:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-16-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 16, 2012   Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 17:15, 22-18:1 After Paul's escorts had taken him to Athens,they came away with instructions for Silas and Timothyto join him as soon as possible. Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said:"You Athenians, I see that in every respectyou are very religious.For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines,I even discovered an altar inscribed, 'To an Unknown God.'What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you.The God who made the world and all that is in it,the Lord of heaven and earth,does not dwell...
  • Minnesota taxpayers paid for 58,000 abortions in 15 years

    05/15/2012 7:22:59 PM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 15, 2012 | by The Editors
    ST. PAUL, May 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - After 15 years of taxpayer-funded abortions, Minnesotans have funded more than 58,000 abortions at a cost of over $18 million, according to a just-released report from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). Nearly all of these abortions have been elective. Since its successful 1995 challenge to Minnesota’s law that prohibited funding of most abortions, the state’s abortion industry has steadily increased its procedure numbers and revenue by marketing taxpayer-funded abortions to low-income women. Taxpayers now pay for 32.7 percent of all abortions performed in the state — the highest percentage ever. ......
  • Early Signs of Parkinson's Might Be Seen in Colon

    05/15/2012 7:18:40 PM PDT · by murron · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 15, 2012 | Rachael Rettner
    A colonoscopy or similar test could one day diagnose Parkinson's disease years before symptoms occur. That's because signs of Parkinson's that appear in the brain also show up in the colon, a new study says.
  • Modern Man Tries to Build a 3,500 Year Old Boat from the Bronze Age and Fails

    05/15/2012 7:13:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 14, 2012 | Casey Chan
    Modern Man Tries to Build a 3,500 Year Old Boat from the Bronze Age and Fails A team of people from 2012 tried to re-create and build a boat from 1550 BC, the Bronze Age, but failed spectacularly. When the ship was lowered into the ocean, it immediately filled with water and started sinking. Yikes, we suck. The team was made up of British archaeologists and craftsmen who have been hammering away and building the boat with Bronze Age tools and methods for the past three months. The boat it was based on, used oak planks sewn together with yew...
  • US Leads Major War Drill in Jordan – Israel Not Invited

    05/15/2012 7:08:00 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-15-12 | Gabe Kahn
    The United States is leading what it described as the "largest military exercises in the Middle East in 10 years" in Jordan on Tuesday. Eager Lion 2012 “is the largest exercise held in the region in the past ten years,” Major General Ken Tovo, head of the US Special Operations Forces, told reporters in Amman. “Yesterday we began to apply the skills that we have developed over the last weeks in an irregular warfare scenario … They will last for approximately the coming two weeks,” he added. “The message that I want to send through this exercise is that we...
  • Private Space Taxi Builders Ponder Future Beyond NASA

    05/15/2012 7:05:52 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 16 replies
    space.com ^ | 05/15/12 | Denise Chow
    The private spaceflight company SpaceX is poised to launch a robotic capsule toward the International Space Station Saturday (May 19) on a test flight that, if successful, could be a watershed moment for the commercial space industry. But while SpaceX has a NASA contract to provide cargo deliveries to the space station, the company and other private spaceship developers are looking to a future beyond NASA funding. The Hawthorne, Calif.-based SpaceX is one of several aerospace firms who are competing for NASA funding under the third and final phase of NASA's commercial crew development program. Proposals for this stage of...
  • Will Smith is not Moving to France

    05/15/2012 7:03:43 PM PDT · by Tom D. · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2012 | Ezra Klien
    <p>Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, who moved to the United States at age 13 in order to escape being kidnapped by Brazilian gangs, has been in the news this week for renouncing his American citizenship in order to dodge taxes on his Facebook stock. He’s headed to Singapore to keep being rich in a place where he’s (a) safe, (b) can speak English, and (c) doesn’t have to pay a capital gains tax.</p>
  • A Two-Second Boot Time With systemd

    05/15/2012 7:03:07 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    Phoronix ^ | May 14th | Michael Larabel
    Lennart Poettering has written a guide for optimizing systemd to the extent that a two-second boot-time or less for this popular free software project. The systemd optimization guide can be found on the FreeDesktop.org Wiki. While right now there's many manual steps to lower the systemd-controlled boot-time, the goal is to eventually incorporate these tweaks into upstream distributions as the defaults. "It is our intention to optimize the upstream distributions by default (in particular Fedora) so that these optimizations won't be necessary. However, this will take some time, especially since making these changes is often not trivial when the general...
  • NCIS: Marines Sold Millions In Stolen Combat Equipment Online

    05/15/2012 7:00:09 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/15/12 | Somebody at CBS
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) — An investigation conducted by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service finds that Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune sold $2 million in stolen combat equipment online to gangs in the U.S. and other foreign countries, including China and Russia. The Jacksonville Daily News reports that the two-year undercover investigation implicated nearly 60 people.
  • Gang Of Robbers Wearing Same Distinctive Hoodie Believed To Be Behind Rash Of OC Thefts

    05/15/2012 6:55:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBS) ^ | May 15, 2012 2:45 PM
    STANTON (CBS) — Authorities believe a man wearing a hoodie during a Stanton convenience store robbery is the same robber arrested for a holdup at a nearby store. In the latest holdup, a suspect described as a black man with a mustache about 6 feet tall and 160 pounds walked into a Shell convenience store at 8971 Katella Ave. about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, grabbed a soft drink and took it to the register, sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino said. When the clerk, who happened to be working his first shift at the store, opened the register, the man pulled out a...
  • Oklahoma governor signs open-carry bill into law

    05/15/2012 6:54:00 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 18 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | May 15th 2012 | Michael McNutt
    Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law Tuesday a measure that allows Oklahomans to openly carry handguns. The measure, Senate Bill 1733, allows those who are licensed to carry a firearm under the Oklahoma Self Defense Act to openly carry a weapon or conceal it. It also allows a property owner to openly carry a handgun on his or her land. No concealed carry permit would be required. To receive a license under the Oklahoma Self Defense Act, applicants must take a firearms safety and training course and submit to a background check by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Those...
  • Poll: LAUSD calling on Calif. voters to approve new taxes on the November ballot.

    05/15/2012 6:52:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    KNX Daily Poll ^ | May 15, 2012
    The LAUSD Superintendent is calling on Calif. voters to approve new taxes on the November ballot to safeguard education spending. How do you plan to vote? Yes No Don't know Vote
  • U.S. Sen. Bob Corker calls for hearing on JPMorgan's $2B trading loss(Let the show trials begin!)

    05/15/2012 6:51:35 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 26 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | May 15th | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican who serves on the Senate Banking Committee, has called for a hearing on the $2-billion trading loss by JPMorgan Chase & Co., saying that "policies are going to be derived out of what’s happened." Corker, who was a key participant in the debate over the 2010 financial reform law, said it was important for policymakers to get the facts about the situation and whether pending regulations would have prevented it.
  • The Price Of A Swift Pigeon: Try $328,000[China]

    05/15/2012 6:51:09 PM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | 15 May 2012 | Louisa Lim
    To the average observer, they look like ordinary pigeons, caged into a balcony in a high-rise Beijing apartment. But make no mistake. These cooing birds, according to breeder Yang Shibo, are like top-of-the-line sports cars. "These are the Ferraris of the bird world," he says. "They're the most expensive, and the fastest." The price of racing pigeons is soaring sky-high, pushed up by wealthy Chinese buyers. It's the latest market to be inflated by the China Effect — or massive demand from China — which has pushed up commodity prices on everything from Australian iron ore to Brazilian soybeans. And...
  • SpaceX's 1st Private Capsule Launch to Space Station: How It Will Work

    05/15/2012 6:50:50 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 8 replies
    space.com ^ | 05/15/12 | Clara Moskowitz
    On May 19, if all goes well, the private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch the first commercial spaceship ever to visit the International Space Station. But the mission will be like no other U.S. flight to the orbiting laboratory. SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule is due to deliver food, supplies and science experiments to the outpost as a test mission for NASA. The space agency awarded the company a $1.6 billion contract for eight robotic resupply flights to fill the delivery needs left over by the space shuttle fleet's retirement last year.
  • VIDEO: Time vs Newsweek: provocative covers stir controversy (Taiwanese Animation)

    05/15/2012 6:44:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 15, 2012 | NMAWorldEdition
    Last week Time magazine's cover brought the breastfeeding and attachment parenting debate into the national spotlight. This week it was Newsweek's turn to stir up controversy, with its cover on the First Gay President. Time magazine not only brought attention to the attachment parenting movement, it also inspired conversation on using provocative images and copy to revive the ailing print industry. Many critics are calling this issue a "stroke of genius" and "an example of print well done," including magazine expert Samir Husni. Newsweek came out with its controversial copy and image combo just a few days later, with similar...
  • European time lapse map w/ years & events (Very cool!)

    05/15/2012 6:43:07 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 15, 2012 | harrunostasj
    This is an annotated version of the time lapse map of Europe. It's slower, more zoomed in on the Continent, showing years and some important events. 11 Min.long but I learned more in that time than all of prior years!
  • David Beckham a ‘Young Up-and-Comer,’ Obama Jokes (Obama fascinated with men's underwear)

    05/15/2012 6:39:10 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 5/15/2012 | staff
    President Barack Obama welcomed the L.A. Galaxy, the 2011 Major League Soccer champions, to the White House on Tuesday. Here is the text of his remarks. 2:12 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Everybody, please have a seat. Have a seat. Well, welcome to the White House, everybody. And congratulations to the L.A. Galaxy on your third MLS Cup. (Applause.) Number three. I’m not going to flatter myself by assuming these cameras are for me. (Laughter.) I want to thank the Galaxy for letting me share in the spotlight. (Laughter.) The truth is, in America, most professional soccer players...
  • Michigan Republicans welcome state Rep. Roy Schmidt to the GOP after he leaves Democrats

    05/15/2012 6:38:58 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 13 replies
    MLive.com ^ | 5/15/12 | Nate Reens
    GRAND RAPIDS – Roy Schmidt’s filing deadline switch to the Republican party has been immediately embraced by GOP colleagues who credited the now-former Democrat from Grand Rapids with aligning for the people he represents and not a party platform. Schmidt, who served for 16 years on the nonpartisan Grand Rapids City Commission, said in a statement that his ideals and priorities remain the same. “I am a moderate dedicated as ever to representing the people of Grand Rapids, and will always fight for improving education, public safety and protecting children,” Schmidt said. He was not available for interviews on the...
  • Weekend Oz apologises for (apartheid) slur

    05/15/2012 6:36:26 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies
    JN (AU) ^ | May 11, 2012
    Weekend Oz apologises for slur MAY 11, 2012 NATIONAL, NEWS · TAGGED: ADAM KAMIEN, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIAN JEWRY, JOHN LYONS, NICK CATER, PETER WERTHEIM, WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN EDITOR of the Weekend Australian Nick Cater has apologised for an inflammatory headline that ran in the magazine last week, sparking outrage from Jewish readers. http://www.jewishnews.net.au/weekend-oz-apologises-for-slur/26072
  • Nebraska Election Results: Republican Race For Senate Live Thread

    05/15/2012 6:29:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 83 replies
    Nebraska Secretary of State ^ | 5/15/12 | John Gale, Nebraska Sec State
  • New book claims Michelle Obama prepared divorce papers to separate from Barack

    05/15/2012 6:28:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2012 | Daniel Bates
    Michelle Obama prepared divorce papers to separate from Barack Obama in 2000 following his disastrous attempt to win a House seat in Chicago, according to a new book. When he lost miserably the future First Lady was supposedly disgusted that her husband had ignored her warnings not to take on the four term incumbent Bobby Rush. Their marriage - in its eighth year at the time - was ‘on the rocks’ with Mr Obama so depressed some of his friends feared he was suicidal. The claims mark the second time the Obamas have faced allegations they were on the verge...
  • Nebraska Secretary of State Election Results

    05/15/2012 6:28:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    Nebraska Sec of State ^ | May 15, 2012 | Nebraska Sec of State
    Candidates for US Senate & House
  • Understanding Addiction

    05/15/2012 6:25:37 PM PDT · by tedw · 101 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/15/2018 | Ted Adamson
    New You Tube Video on Addiction. Basically I am sick and tired of the so-called "experts" spouting off nonsense regarding drug and alcohol addiction. The most current one I found was a licensed Clincial Psychologist "enlightening" (tongue in check) us that addiction is a "brain disease". You can find his link here: http://tinyurl.com/d7h5c6q The problem with these so-called experts is that they understand nothing. They do not recognize the spiritual realm so they reduce these problems to a physiological level. They do not recognize the existence of demons or evil and the role it plays in addiction. As a consequence...
  • City in Kansas votes to outlaw discrimination against gays amid push to exempt churches

    05/15/2012 6:20:58 PM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 05/15/2012 | n/a
    A city in Kansas, divided over a proposed ordinance that would bar organizations, including churches, from discriminating against same-sex couples, has backers saying gays deserve the protection as critics warn against the government going too far. The Hutchinson City Council voted 3-2 to add sexual orientation to the city's anti-discrimination ordinance, which covers churches, as well as employers, restaurants and other local businesses. However, the measure was scaled back in an effort to win enough votes for passage. The revisions to the ordinance will only prohibit firings or evictions based on their sexual orientation, while a provision was cut that...
  • Newt: Rubio Will Make Great President Someday (Pro-choice, pro-gay marriage V.P. means "REBELLION!")

    05/15/2012 6:19:27 PM PDT · by JediJones · 38 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/15/2012 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    But when asked what Gingrich would do if Romney tapped him for vice president, the former House speaker says in an interview with Newsmax TV: “I would ask him to think long and hard about why he was doing that. “I think he’s probably going to tap someone who’s younger, somebody who brings significant ability to help win the election this fall, and we have a number of very exciting people, whether you’re talking about Senator Marco Rubio in Florida, Senator Rob Portman [in Ohio], Senator Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, people like Condi Rice, former secretary of State. We...
  • Tom Barrett demands Scott Walker explain legal defense fund

    05/15/2012 6:18:40 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-15-12 | Todd Richmond
    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett demanded Tuesday, May 16, that Gov. Scott Walker disclose any advice state election officials gave him about forming a defense fund linked to a secret probe of his associates. The Republican governor hasn't been charged in the investigation but Democrats insist he created the fund because he's a key figure in the probe. Barrett, a Democrat who will face Walker in a June 5 recall election, has demanded for weeks that Walker reveal exactly what's going on.
  • ABC News Exclusive: Zimmerman Medical Report Shows Broken Nose, Lacerations After Trayvon

    05/15/2012 6:17:25 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 61 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 05/15/12 | By MATT GUTMAN and SENI TIENABESO
    A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a "closed fracture" of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation.