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  • Mark Zuckerberg just got married to a liberal

    05/19/2012 6:31:27 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 78 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 19 2012 | Facebook
    Got married to Pricilla Chan, from Braintree Ma, now living in Palo Alto Ca. Last night? Spent it with Obama. What are her likes? Obama. Guess who is nosing up the campaign money trail?
  • I'LL HAVE ANOTHER DOES IT AGAIN (Preakness)

    05/19/2012 6:20:50 PM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 20 replies
    SportingLife.com ^ | 5/19/2012 | Staff
    I'll Have Another won the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland. The winner of the Kentucky Derby last time out, Doug O'Neill's colt confirmed his superiority over those reopposing with an impressive display in the second leg of America's Triple Crown. Despite winning the Run For The Roses, the son of Flower Alley was sent off as second favourite with punters expecting Derby second, Bodemeister, to reverse the form with many feeling he had paid the price for setting too fast a pace at Churchill Downs. Mike Smith eased Bob Baffert's charge to the front from gate nine and...
  • Japan and Europe Are Killing Themselves

    05/19/2012 6:19:21 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/16/2012 | Steve Forbes
    Can the U.S. lead the world back to prosperity? The global economy is lurching toward the cliff. Twice before over the last 75 years Washington took the necessary action, and after November, with a new President and Congress, there will be the opportunity—and imperative—to do so again. The 1970s were a decade of economic turmoil and stagnation. The 1930s were worse. And now the world is headed to the brink again. ~snip~ The destruction of Bretton Woods in early 1970s led to a horrific, inflation-wracked decade. The U.S. experienced a stagnant economy and rising inflation and was seen as a...
  • The Free Ride Is Over For Streaming Video (No longer will users be able to endlessly stream)

    05/19/2012 6:14:24 PM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 69 replies
    TechCrunch.com ^ | May 19th 2012 | Ryan Lawler
    Comcast’s plans to do away with its 250 GB data cap and charge users based upon usage marks the end of an era for cable TV providers, and for the online video industry. No longer will users be able to endlessly stream all the content their hearts desire. Not just that, but the fact that usage-based pricing is arriving at the same time that more, higher-quality content is appearing online could have a dampening effect on demand for services like Netflix or Hulu Plus. Comcast, of course, says that its new, usage-based pricing policy is pro-consumer, and to a certain...
  • [Congresswoman] Corrine Brown, [GZ Prosecutor] Angela Corey now are at odds

    05/19/2012 6:12:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 19, 2012 | Rene Stutzman and Mark K. Matthews
    U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has made herself one of the central figures in the George Zimmerman case. The Democratic congresswoman got involved when the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, became national news. Soon after, the Department of Justice launched its probe into whether Sanford police mishandled the case, and Sanford police Chief Bill Lee stepped aside. Earlier this month, Brown — whose district spans from Jacksonville into Central Florida — got involved in another criminal case. She attended the sentencing of Marissa Alexander, a black defendant from Jacksonville who Brown said was unfairly sentenced to 20 years...
  • Claims of Obama's ‘secret deal’ with Russia draw Democrats’ ire

    05/19/2012 6:11:19 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/19/12 01:45 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Democrats are crying foul over GOP suggestions that President Obama has a “secret deal” on missile defense with Russia. The fight began in March, when a hot mic at a summit caught Obama telling then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he’d have more “flexibility” on the issue after the election. Medvedev famously responded that he would transmit that information to Vladimir Putin, who is now Russia's president. Republicans immediately attacked Obama for making a secret deal, and they used this week’s floor debate on the Defense authorization bill to highlight their argument. No one in Congress has been more vocal about...
  • [snip]Sean Penn turns the air blue in Cannes with expletive-ridden plea at Haiti Relief benefit

    05/19/2012 6:05:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    dailymail ^ | 18:49 EST, 18 May 2012 | Baz Bamigboye In Cannes
    It was the most lavish party in Cannes, with tickets going for a whopping $7,500 a pop. But Sean Penn didn't let the prestigious tone of the Haiti: Carnival In Cannes gala stop him from turning the air blue with some carefully chosen words during a speech on behalf of his Haitian Relief Organisation. The actor stunned guests including Ewan McGregor, Gerard Butler, Diane Kruger and Jessica Chastain with his expletive-ridden speech, which he confessed was made 'under the influence of vodka.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2146656/Cannes-Film-Festival-2012-Sean-Penn-turns-air-blue-expletive-ridden-plea-Haiti-Relief-benefit.html#ixzz1vMqKhnRL
  • Gingrich to Georgia GOP: Let's rally around Romney

    05/19/2012 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 223 replies
    The Florida Times Union ^ | May 19, 2012 | Errin Haines
    Newt Gingrich took the stage at the Georgia Republican Party state convention on Saturday wearing a Mitt Romney sticker, focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama and attempting to energize the crowd around his former Republican rival. "To every conservative, everywhere in America: When your choice on the one hand is Barack Obama, and your choice on the other hand is Mitt Romney, no serious conservative could possibly believe that electing Barack Obama is acceptable ... for America."
  • No More Mister Nice Guy

    05/19/2012 5:58:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 28, 2012 | Fred Barnes
    By the time he took office in 2009, President Obama had fashioned a reputation as an idealist committed to reforming the way business is done in Washington. But as president, he’s allowed this reputation to fritter away. And what’s left of it is now being destroyed by his harsh and misguided campaign for reelection.Obama has become his own worst political enemy. Even when his job approval first began to fade, his poll numbers for being well-liked personally remained high. Now those are fading too. He’s on the road to defeat.In 2008, Obama ran a “bring us together” campaign. He presented...
  • Council speaker Christine Quinn weds same-sex partner Kim Catullo (The next mayor of NYC...)

    05/19/2012 5:54:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/19/12 | KATE KOVOSH and DON KAPLAN
    For just one day, Christine Quinn wasn’t the speaker — she was the bride. Quinn tied the knot with her longtime partner Kim Catullo just after 7 p.m. tonight in a lavish, private affair just 10 days after President Obama announced his support for gay marriage. It was the city’s highest-profile same-sex nuptials since they were legalized here last year. The speaker, 45, a likely candidate in next year’s mayoral race, wed corporate lawyer Catullo, 45, in Chelsea before a megawatt gallery of political superstars, ranging from Mayor Bloomberg to Gov. Cuomo.
  • Arizona Democrat, Illegal Alien Advocate Charged With Bribery, Fraud

    05/19/2012 5:51:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | May 19, 2012 | Jim Kouri
    A Democrat member of Arizona’s House of Representatives who fights for illegal aliens’ rights, Paul Ben Arredondo, was charged on Wednesday by a federal grand jury with bribery, fraud, attempted extortion and false statements he made to the FBI in connection with receiving more than $6,000 in tickets to sporting and special events while he was a Tempe, Arizona, council member and a member-elect of the Arizona House, according to a federal law enforcement official. The indictment charges the 63-year-old liberal with one count of federal programs bribery, two counts of honest services mail fraud, one count of attempted Hobbs...
  • Fighting at gay rights march in Tbilisi Georgia [awesome pic]

    05/19/2012 5:50:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | May 17, 2012 | News
    Fighting broke out as protesters attacked marchers, tearing up placards, and police made several arrests. "How can you promote such a thing in the streets where there are children?" a priest told AFP news agency. A march organiser said they had expected a "negative reaction" but not to be attacked physically. .. Some priests approached nearby police officers asking them "to stop this indecency" but an officer responded that the police could not "ban them from [marching]", according to the Civil Georgia website. "Then we have to do that," the priest reportedly replied.
  • Hidden Epidemic: 
Tapeworms Living Inside People's Brains

    05/19/2012 5:44:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 106 replies
    Discover ^ | 5/15/12 | Carl Zimmer
    Hidden Epidemic: 
Tapeworms Living Inside People's Brains05.15.2012Parasitic worms leave millions of victims paralyzed, epileptic, or worse. So why isn’t anyone mobilizing to eradicate them? by Carl Zimmer A human brain overrun with cysts from Taenia solium, a tapeworm that normally inhabits the muscles of pigs. Courtesy of Theodore E. Nash , M.D.Theodore Nash sees only a few dozen patients a year in his clinic at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. That’s pretty small as medical practices go, but what his patients lack in number they make up for in the intensity of their symptoms. Some fall into...
  • Request for Information information about the Patrick Knowles affair during the 90s

    05/19/2012 5:36:06 PM PDT · by herecomesthesun · 16 replies
    I cannot find any information with Google about the ordeal of Patrick Knowles, who was terrorized by Bill Clinton's goons before having to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the death of Vince Foster.
  • Bishop Williamson and 9-11

    05/19/2012 5:35:43 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 5 replies
    Below is a video of a sermon that Bishop Williamson gave concerning 9-11 being a government conspiracy.  Bishop Williamson delivered similar sermons and talks all over the world from 2001 to 2009.  Williamson was temporarily silenced by the Society of Saint Pius X in 2009 due to world and Church reaction against Williamson's antisemitism.  Bishop Williamson even spread his conspiracy theories in New York State where friends of the fallen of 9-11 were suffering.
  • Obama warns of euro zone threat,welcomes growth focus

    05/19/2012 5:33:17 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/19/12 | Reuters
    CAMP DAVID, Maryland (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, wrapping up the G8 summit he hosted at Camp David, welcomed Europe's focus on rekindling growth and warned the crisis in the euro zone was dangerous for the world. Obama, whose re-election chances in November depend heavily on the U.S. economy continuing to shake off recession, said there was now "an emerging consensus" that Europe ought to invest in job-creating infrastructure and other programs at the same time as it tackles its deficits and debt.
  • Obama White House Exposed: Its Intertwined Similarity to the Third Reich!

    05/19/2012 5:24:52 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | May 19th, 2012 | Jay Loeffers
    Hello everyone… I know it’s been a while since I have written an article. I’ve been doing a very large research project which I just now finished. This article might get me in trouble, but that’s fine by me, bring it! I have been reading the history of both the Third Reich and Obama’s history. Unlike all of the sheeple and Obamanauts out there, I will not hold back. I will be honest and forthright with you. This is not going to be pretty folks. The profile of Hitler and Obama are so similar, its frigging scary and their paths...
  • Attention Wisconsin Freepers!

    05/19/2012 5:20:48 PM PDT · by Jean S · 13 replies
    Guys! I made calls today from the Waukesha Victory Center and the all numbers were down for almost all the call centers this Super Saturday at all the call centers compared to the last Super Saturday! The dems are out calling us and turnout on June 5 is crucial for a win for Governor Walker! Please don't be complacent because of the poll numbers. Please sign up to make calls at a Victory Center soon! There are several in the state, more than are listed at the official site. For those of you who hate making the voter ID calls,(we...
  • NAACP backs gay marriage

    05/19/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 110 replies
    NAACP backs gay marriage By DONOVAN SLACK | 5/19/12 5:35 PM EDT CAMP DAVID – The board of the NAACP, one of the nation’s oldest and largest African American advocacy organizations, has passed a resolution supporting gay marriage in the wake of President Obama’s public endorsement of same-sex unions. “The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure the political, social and economic equality of all people,” board chair Roslyn M. Brock said in a statement following passage of the resolution on Saturday. “We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law.” The chairman emeritus, Julian Bond,...
  • The New "Spanish Prisoner": Spain Raises Budget Deficit to 8.9% of GDP

    05/19/2012 5:08:44 PM PDT · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 05/19/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Spanish Prisoner is a confidence trick originating in the late 19th century. The con artist tells “the mark” that a wealthy person is being held captive and that money needs to be raised to release the wealthy person from the jailers. Allegedly, when the prisoner is released, the mark will receive a handsome reward. Needless to say, something always goes wrong with the negotiations and the mark is asked for more and more money until there is nothing left. Spain, coincidentally, just claimed to find a pile of unpaid bills and needed to raise their budget deficit to 8.9%...
  • Prepare for War? – ALERT Republican-Led House Votes to ALLOW Military Action Against Iran

    05/19/2012 5:07:13 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    theintelhub .com ^ | May 19, 2012 | Staff
    The Republican led House has voted to allow U.S. military action against Iran if the regime threatens the U.S. or it’s allies (Israel) with nuclear weapons. According to a section of the National Defense Authorization Act, “it shall be the policy of the United States to take all necessary measures, including military action if required, to prevent Iran from threatening the United States, its allies or Iran’s neighbors with a nuclear weapon,” reported Raw Story. The use of the word threaten literally makes it possible for the U.S. to attack Iran whenever they please by simply claiming that they were...
  • Politico Covers Up Obama Campaign's Alleged Attempt to Bribe Rev. Wright

    05/19/2012 5:03:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | John Nolte
    In a 1200 word feature piece titled "Race Issues Return with Rev. Wright," written by Jonathan Martin and James Hohamann, MSNBC's unofficial web-partners at Politico go into excruciating detail charting the return of Obama's former pastor and 20-year mentor. Naturally, the article is all about race-race-race and racism-racism-racism, and how by some unholy act of MSM witchcraft Wright is a bigger problem for Romney than for the man who spent two decades at his knee. What Politico glaringly chose to leave out of its in-depth and oh-so detailed reporting, though, is the primary reason Reverend Wright is back in the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LET GO AND LET GOD ~ 20 May 2012

    05/19/2012 4:59:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            LET GO AND LET GOD As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mendI brought my broken dreams to God because he was my friend But instead of leaving him in peace to work alone I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own At last I snatched them and cried, "How could you be so slow?" "My child," He said, "What could I do? You never did let go."    
  • Look who else confused about Obama birthplace

    05/19/2012 4:58:20 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 46 replies
    WND ^ | MAY 18, 2012 | AARON KLEIN
    President Obama’s literary agent is not the only one who was confused over the politician’s birthplace. The U.S. government is on record questioning Obama’s citizenship status as early as when he was 5 years old, stating it lacked documentation to determine his citizenship, WND previously exposed. The citizenship inquiry dated back to 1966, when Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was attempting to secure a waiver so her second husband, Indonesian citizen Lolo Soetoro, could return to the country after his visa had expired. Dunham and Obama Sr. are reported to have divorced in 1964. In 1965 in Hawaii, Dunham married...
  • Shimkus aide Rodney Davis chosen as GOP congressional candidate

    05/19/2012 4:58:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Belleville News Democrat ^ | May 19, 2012 | BRIAN BRUEGGEMANN
    Rodney Davis, an aide to U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, has been chosen by Republican leaders to be the GOP candidate for congress in the newly redrawn 13th Congressional District. Davis, of Taylorville, will be the GOP candidate instead of U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Champaign. Johnson won the Republican nomination in the March primary election, but announced shortly afterward that he would retire and not run in the general election. "As I traveled throughout the district during the selection process, voters told me that they wanted a common-sense, fiscally-conservative Representative in Washington to help restore the economy, create jobs and cut...
  • [snip] fears active fault-line could cause Japan-style tsunami that could devastate [CA & HI]

    05/19/2012 4:52:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    dailymail ^ | 10:43 EST, 16 May 2012 | Eddie Wrenn
    Scientists say a fault-line running across Alaska could cause tsunamis of the same magnitude as the Japanese disaster of March last year. Attention has turned to the Alaskan-Aleutian subduction zone, a region where one of the earth's tectonic plate, carrying the Pacific Ocean, drops beneath the North American plate. A particular section of the fault near the Semidi Islands has not ruptured since at least 1788, and measurements on this area - which lies four to five kilometres under water - reveal the pressure is accumulating rapidly. If the Pacific Ocean plate slips, as happened in the geographically-similar Tohoku subduction...
  • Odd question for gardeners

    05/19/2012 4:44:53 PM PDT · by djf · 76 replies
    djf
    Now I have lived in the same house for 20 tears. And years ago, right after we first moved in, my wife had planted these tea rose thingies. That's ok. They can be a bit of a mess to take care of, but this year something happened for the very first time. Rather it DIDN'T happen and it might be a mixed blessing, but wanted to ask fellow FReeper gardeners if they noticed the same thing. Year after year, just about the first sign of life on the roses, late March or mid April FOR SURE is... APHIDS!!! This year...
  • Port of LA ship gas leak cause still unknown

    05/19/2012 4:43:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    KABC) ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2012
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Firefighters are still trying to figure out what caused a gas leak that prompted a ship to be evacuated at the Port of Los Angeles. The incident began Friday afternoon in the 700 block of East New Dock Street at Henry Ford Avenue. Fire officials said an unknown gas was leaking from a large container in the cargo ship. Fire crews unloaded several containers one by one before stopping the spill. Officials still don't know what kind of gas was leaking. The ship was leaving Los Angeles when the leak was reported. Officials have not said...
  • New Zimmerman, Martin Images Could Make Finding a Jury Difficult: Expert

    05/19/2012 4:42:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    WTVJ-TV ^ | May 18, 2012 | Willard Shepard
    The last images of Trayvon Martin before he was killed show him at the counter at a Sanford 7-Eleven as he buys Skittles and an iced tea. Another newly released photo shows a yellow tarp covering his body just a short distance from the house he was walking back to on Feb. 26. George Zimmerman’s doctor says his nose likely was broken in their encounter, and more photos show Zimmerman’s face and head up close on the night he shot Martin, which he says he did in self-defense. The public viewing of these images, while clearly permissible under Florida law,...
  • Judge rules Wisconsin public union members must opt in on dues

    05/19/2012 4:37:34 PM PDT · by Jean S · 20 replies
    JSOnline via twincities.com ^ | 5/18/12 | Patrick Marley
    MADISON, Wis. -- State unions were dealt a setback Friday when a federal judge said they would have to get their members to opt in, rather than opt out, to having the state deduct union dues from their paychecks. What's more, the judge did not rule on dues deductions for unions that he earlier found the state improperly decertified. The state's largest unions were decertified, and the ruling -- at least for now -- will make it harder for them to get money from dues. But U.S. District Court Judge William Conley gave unions one beneficial ruling by saying that...
  • Arrests Made In Connection With Murder Of 2 USC Students

    05/19/2012 4:35:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    CBS) ^ | May 18, 2012 11:00 PM | Ed Mertz
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles police Friday announced the arrests of two suspects in connection with the shooting deaths of two Chinese graduate students who attended the University of Southern California. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said authorities initiated two arrests and search warrants about 4:30 p.m. Friday. The first suspect was identified by Beck as 20-year-old Bryan Barnes, who authorities say, lives near USC. Police also arrested 19-year-old Javier Bolden of Palmdale, who is suspected of being an accomplice in the April 11, shooting deaths of Ming Qu and Ying Wu, both 23. According to Beck, the murders sent...
  • David Axelrod Privately Calls Barack Obama “Black Jesus”

    05/19/2012 4:34:00 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 128 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 05.18.2012 | CHARLES C. JOHNSON
    David Axelrod privately calls Barack Obama “Black Jesus,” according to Edward Klein’s fantastic new book, The Amateur (p. 59). “[Barack Obama] is the living, breathing apotheosis of the American melting pot,” Klein quotes Axelrod as saying. Axelrod, as we know, isn’t alone. According to Klein, Micah Tillman, lecturer in philosophy at the Catholic University of America, called Obama “the Platonic philosopher king we’ve been looking for the past 2,400 years.” And no less an authority than Oprah has called him “The One.”
  • Pakistan: Life Sentences For Blasphemy Overturned

    05/19/2012 4:13:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | May 19, 2012 | Murad Khan
    A court acquitted a Christian couple of “blasphemy” charges yesterday, overturning their life sentences, their lawyer said. Chaudhry Naeem Shakir told Compass that Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi of the Lahore High Court accepted the couple’s appeal because prosecutors failed to prove allegations that 32-year-old Munir Masih and his wife Ruqayya defiled the Quran or insulted Muhammad on Dec. 8, 2008. The allegations by Muhammad Nawaz in Mustafabad, Kasur district, came under sections 295-B and 295-C respectively of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, which are routinely employed to exact revenge on Christians over personal disputes; in this case, the Christian couple’s children...
  • Loose Your Faith

    05/19/2012 4:01:15 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 25 replies
    05-19-12 | Frank Broom
    Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). Notice it says faith is the substance of things hoped for, in other words faith gives substance to what you hope for. Let me give you an example you will understand, everyone is familiar with a heating and cooling unit. If it is 80 degrees where you are and you want it to be 70 degrees, you set the thermostat on 70 degrees and that unit sends forth and releases the air(substance) that changes the temperature. But, notice that substance has to be...
  • Utah School Fined $15,862 for Accidentally Selling Soda at Lunch

    05/19/2012 3:59:12 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 29 replies
    Reason.com ^ | May 17, 2012 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    In order to remain eligible for federal subsidies for school lunches, officials at Davis High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, knew they weren't allowed to have active vending machines selling soda and candy in the school lunchroom during the 47-minute lunch period. But rules designed to keep kids from washing down their lunches with something fizzy can be tricky. That lesson was driven home when the state Office of Education's Child Nutrition Program hit the school with a $15,862 fine—75 cents per violation over the period of many months that it turns out students had been illicitly selling soda...
  • MA SouthCoast Residents Learn About "Agenda 21", "Smart Growth", and "Sustainable Development"

    05/19/2012 3:56:41 PM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 8 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | May 19, 2012 | Tom Wholley
    Sixty SouthCoast Residents learned about Agenda 21, SmartGrowth, Sustainable Development and other threats to their constitutional right to own property at an informative presentation at the Fall River Public Library in Fall River, MA. monday evening This group of patriotic and concerned citizens took time out of their busy lives to learn the facts about a devious plot hatched at the United Nations in 1987 under the guise of “saving the planet and the environment", called Agenda 21. They had all heard the horror stories of communities and businesses severely inundated by ridiculous environmental regulations and restrictions from a vast...
  • Haniyeh Criticizes U.S. Aid to Israel

    05/19/2012 3:56:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas’ Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, criticized on Friday the U.S. decision to provide Israel with aid to purchase additional Iron Dome batteries. According to a report on Kol Yisrael radio, Haniyeh made the comments to pro-Palestinian Authority activists from several Arab and Muslim countries. Haniyeh claimed that providing aid to Israel will encourage it “to continue its war crimes.” On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak that the United States will immediately give Israel $70 million for additional Iron Dome batteries. Washington has already given Israel $205 million for the Iron...
  • 200-year-old shipwreck found in Gulf of Mexico

    05/19/2012 3:52:18 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 28 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 19, 22012 | NA
    NEW ORLEANS – An oil company exploration crew's chance discovery of a 200-year-old shipwreck in a little-charted stretch of the Gulf of Mexico is yielding a trove of new information to scientists who say it's one of the most well-preserved old wrecks ever found in the Gulf. "When we saw it we were all just astonished because it was beautifully preserved, and by that I mean for a 200-year-old shipwreck," said Jack Irion, maritime archaeologist with the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in New Orleans. Video shows muskets and gin bottles littering the Gulf bottom, along...
  • Outgoing IAF Commander: Best to Keep Quiet on Iran

    05/19/2012 3:49:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/12 | Elad Benari
    Outgoing IAF commander Maj. Gen. Ido Nechushtan suggested on Friday that it would be better to keep quiet on the subject of Iran and a possible Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities. In a special interview with Channel 2 News, Nechushtan, who is retiring from the IDF after 37 years of service, said, “We are not commentators of this situation, we are not closely following the events. We are on the side of the solutions. We come from the side of the tools that are at the country’s disposal.” He added, “I think that some of the public discourse being...
  • How Fischer won

    05/19/2012 3:47:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | May 16, 2012 | Robynn Tysver, Paul Goodsell and Joe Duggan
    LINCOLN — Deb Fischer ran a stealth campaign. The state senator from Valentine who scored one of the biggest upsets in Nebraska political history Tuesday started to surge in the polls at the perfect time — early enough to win and too late for her opponents to respond. Fischer, who raised a paltry $440,000 to front-runner Jon Bruning’s $3.6 million, is now in position to become the second woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from Nebraska, if she defeats Democrat Bob Kerrey in the fall. A third was appointed. She took her first poke at Kerrey shortly after taking...
  • What was it? Unknown flying object nearly causes mid-air collision above Denver

    05/19/2012 3:46:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 16 May 2012
    Aviation authorities are scratching their heads over a mysterious flying object in the skies above Colorado that almost caused a mid-air crash. The object was sighted by a commercial jet pilot, who claimed to air traffic controllers that some kind of flying craft got too close for comfort on Monday. In a transmission that appeared on LiveATC.net, the operator of the Cessna Citation 525 CJ1 says: 'A remote controlled aircraft, or what? ... 9News reported the Citation was about 8,000 feet above sea level, or about 2,800 feet above the ground, at the time the pilot reported the seeing the...
  • ALTERNATIVE TO DRUDGE REPORT

    05/19/2012 3:43:30 PM PDT · by Melvin Martinez · 68 replies
    The Martinez Report is a constantly updated site covering U.S. and world news with a focus on politics, finances, media bias, and show-biz.
  • Flinders finds clues to early Dutch postal system

    05/19/2012 3:40:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | May 17, 2012 | Flinders University
    Ancient maritime inscriptions dating back to the early 1600s have been found on the coast of Madagascar by Flinders University researchers. The team of researchers, including Flinders archaeology research associate Mark Polzer and Jane Fyfe, a PhD candidate and rock art specialist from the University of Western Australia, discovered the messages carved into rock outcrops and boulders on an island in the Bay of Antongil, on the northeast corner of Madagascar. While some of the inscriptions were originally found in the 1920s, researchers have always believed there were no more than a dozen "postal stones". Dr. van Duivenvoorde said the...
  • Zimmerman murder case looks like long shot

    05/19/2012 3:36:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 19, 2012 | Beth Kassab
    Unless Angela Corey has something she's not telling us, her second-degree-murder case against George Zimmerman is looking more and more like a long shot. The special prosecutor assigned to investigate the death of Trayvon Martin released hundreds of pages of evidence last week. But any expectation of a bombshell to explain her reason for filing a murder charge — which comes with a much higher burden of proof than a manslaughter charge — was short-lived. The documents failed to answer the case's biggest questions: Who started the fight between Zimmerman and Trayvon? And whose voice was heard screaming for help...
  • The Story of Chicago's Nazi Spy

    05/19/2012 3:34:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 20, 2012 | Ron Grossman
    After a secret trip to Germany, a young North Sider returned in 1942 with other conspirators to steal U.S. military secrets and sabotage defense industries — but he was done in by a handkerchiefA spy story worthy of John le Carre began and ended 70 years ago this summer in Chicago. It had classic elements of an espionage tale — enemy agents landed from submarines, explosives hidden in the sand of an East Coast beach, orders written in invisible ink — and Herbert Haupt, a young man from the North Side who participated in the first invasion of the U.S....
  • Underwater archaeologists searching for lost village [ Empire, Michigan ]

    05/19/2012 3:34:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    UpNorthLive.com ^ | Friday, May 18, 2012 | Lauren Amstutz
    A group of underwater archaeologists are preparing for a project off the shores of Empire. The goal is to discover clues about the village's booming history, a history that currently lies several feet below Lake Michigan. The action will begin on June 8th, when a team of divers will employ the latest electronic and underwater sonar technology to find evidence of a once thriving lumber town. More than 100 years ago, the small village of Empire boasted one of the largest hardwood millis in the state of Michigan. Dave Taghon, with the Empire Museum built a scale model of the...
  • Naked Stephen Harper painting causes a stir

    05/19/2012 3:20:52 PM PDT · by traumer · 14 replies
    TORONTO — It’s the prime minister as you’ve never seen him before. A painting by Kingston, Ont.,-based artist Margaret Sutherland depicting Stephen Harper in the nude is creating a stir. “Emperor Haute Couture” shows the prime minister reclining on a chaise lounge wearing nothing but a subtle smile. He is surrounded by people in suits, whose faces can’t be seen. A dog rests at his feet as a woman in business attire offers him a Tim Hortons cup on a silver platter. The painting currently graces a wall at the Kingston public library as part of an art competition that...
  • Another sign the media wants Barack Obama re-elected (video)

    05/19/2012 3:19:43 PM PDT · by Signalman · 1 replies
    May 18, 2012 - 2:39 - Talking Points 5/18 BOR gets it right
  • Two Obama Administration Scandals on Syria?

    05/19/2012 3:18:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NOW Lebanon ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2012 | Barry Rubin, PJ Media
    When a delegation of Syrian Kurdish rebels recently visited Washington, D.C., the State Department met them to ask for a favor. What was it? The Obama administration urged them to join the Syrian National Council (SNC), the organization created by the U.S. government through Turkey to lead the opposition movement and receive Western aid for all Syrian opposition groups. But the Turkish Islamist regime, which Obama put in charge of forming the SNC, put the Muslim Brotherhood in control, a fact I pointed out within hours of the announcement of the SNC leadership's names. Now that several SNC leaders have...
  • Officer Shoots and Kills Dog

    05/19/2012 3:15:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    WSVN ^ | 05/16/12
    Police are investigating after an officer was forced to shoot and kill a dog. The incident occurred in the area of 670 NW 128 Court, at around 6 p.m. Tuesday. The owners of the Dutch Shepherd named Bosha were not home at the time, and the dog somehow found its way out of the home. A neighbor spotted the dog underneath his car and became concerned and called police. Police then arrived on the scene and shot and killed the dog. Bosha's owner, Odalys Gonzalez, came home to find her dog dead. "The officer went after the dog, OK, and...