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  • Married teacher, 36, released on $10,000 bail from rape charges with 'pot and sex'

    06/02/2012 6:58:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2012
    The Brooklyn teacher who allegedly plied her 17-year-old student with cannabis and repeatedly had sex with him in her office was released on bail after she was charged with rape. Mother-of-one Erin Sayar, 36, is accused of seducing football player Kevin Eng, 16, while she was a teacher at Brooklyn's James Madison High School. Kevin is still a student there.
  • "The End Game: 2012 And 2013 Will Usher In The End" - The Scariest Presentation Ever?

    06/02/2012 6:54:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/31/12
    "The End Game: 2012 And 2013 Will Usher In The End" - The Scariest Presentation Ever? /snip •We don’t know exactly what is to come, but we can all join the very few dots from where we are now, to the collapse of the first major bank… •With very limited room for government bailouts, we can very easily join the next dots from the first bank closure to the collapse of the whole European banking system, and then to the bankruptcy of the governments themselves. •There are almost no brakes in the system to stop this, and almost no one...
  • HE chooses us, we don't choose HIM. When chosen, just listen, and obey!

    06/02/2012 6:51:09 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 12 replies
    Faith | God-inspired
    Know that we are given all we have. Our abilities our given to us to be able to use to survive. Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow!!
  • Geithner to Save Spain's Banks Too (Eyeroll)

    06/02/2012 6:50:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    George Orlwell coined the term doublethink in his classic book 1984. Doublethink is the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. Have you listened to the conflicted beliefs coming from Spain lately? Conflicted Beliefs “I don’t know if we are on the edge of a precipice, but we are in a very, very difficult situation”  said Spain's finance minister, Luis de Guindos, at a conference on Thursday night.  "Madrid needs assistance, no strings attached" says Spain’s deputy prime minister, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaria. Meanwhile, Guindos has made overtures to the ECB, EU,...
  • What's this? Obama longs for GOP rival like McCain

    06/02/2012 6:50:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Google/AP ^ | June 2, 2012 | JULIE PACE, AP
    President Barack Obama seems to think that the world of politics would be better if someone like John McCain were running for the White House. It's all a way of drawing a contrast with Obama's current GOP rival, Mitt Romney, and trying to convince crucial independent voters that the former Massachusetts governor is outside the mainstream. But Obama's flattering memories of McCain conflict with their campaign clashes of 2008. Back then, Obama hammered his rival as "out of touch" with many of the problems facing people in the United States. Today's platitudes also conceal the reality of Obama's current dynamic...
  • North Korea Claims Nukes in Constitution

    06/02/2012 6:44:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Night Watch
    North Korea: Several South Korea media carried a report this week from a North Korean news outlet that North Korea's newly amended constitution explicitly states for the first time that North Korea is a nuclear-armed state. The Supreme People's Assembly approved the constitutional amendment at last month's session to honor the legacy of the late Kim Chong-Il. The Assembly also appointed Kim Jong Un as First Chairman of the National Defense Commission. The news media carried the following pertinent quote: "National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Cho'ng-il has turned our fatherland into an invincible state of political ideology, a nuclear-armed state...
  • Good Old College School Daze /( Followed by Wintertimes Solutions)

    06/02/2012 6:35:42 AM PDT · by wintertime · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 2, 2012 | Mary Durbin
    When I receive my college alumnae magazine in the mail, I scan it more than actually read it. The professors I knew are long retired; I have lost touch with many of my friends; the only large amounts of money I ever gave were in the form of tuition payments, so I will never see my name highlighted as a major donor. I follow major-league baseball; the articles on the field hockey and soccer teams don't interest me. ( Snip) The spring issue included coverage of a series of one-day symposia as part of "Student Engagement Week." To tell you...
  • Bob Fu: The Pastor of China's Underground Railroad

    06/02/2012 6:34:43 AM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1 June 2012 | Mary Kissel
    A fishing village in southern China revolts against corrupt Communist Party rule and holds democratic elections. A top Chinese leader is deposed and whisked to an undisclosed location after his wife is accused of murdering a British expatriate, exposing fissures among China's top autocrats. Thousands of protests, the vast majority unreported in the West, erupt daily. A blind Chinese human-rights lawyer escapes after years of house arrest, treks 20 hours, injures his foot, but finds his way to the U.S. Embassy and, eventually, to New York. The news out of China these days is gripping, and there's no one more...
  • Wall St boosts QE3 expectations after May jobs data

    06/02/2012 6:32:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/02/12 | Chris Reese
    Wall St boosts QE3 expectations after May jobs data By Chris Reese NEW YORK | Sat Jun 2, 2012 7:49am IST (Reuters) - Wall Street economists see an increased chance the Federal Reserve will launch another round of monetary stimulus to support the U.S. economy, following data showing jobs growth slowed markedly for a third straight month in May. The median of forecasts from 15 primary dealers - the large financial institutions that do business directly with the Fed - gave a 50-percent chance the central bank would eventually launch another round of quantitative easing, known as QE3. A similar...
  • Rebuilding Trust on Wall Street

    06/02/2012 6:31:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Political Calculations
    Trust. How can Wall Street firms regain the trust they lost from the long list of scandals that have arisen in recent years without any effective response from President Obama's Justice Department? Better yet, how can the U.S. government regain the trust it has lost as a consequence of its unwillingness to pursue clear indications of fraud where high ranking politicos with close connections to the government that is supposed to be on the investors' side in such cases might be involved? In the wake of scandals like MF Global, where literally millions of dollars in the company's investors' accounts...
  • Excellent Pro - Anti gun post I came across at the WAPO

    This anti gun rights article was written by a former Brady Campaign President. While scrolling through the comments I came across this excellent comment I would like to share here. It exemplifies the pro anti arguments in a concise short comparison of positions. (note: AG = anti gun rights. PG = pro gun rights)
  • General Motors Just Wrote This Company a Blank Check

    06/02/2012 6:26:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Nathan Slaughter
    Last week, I told you about a supply shortage in one of the world's most important metals... For the past several years, demand for this metal has been so high and supplies so thin, the market has had no choice but to tap a strategic Russian stock pile to cover the deficit.But Russia's reserves are almost gone... and if Russia hangs a "sold-out" sign on the door, then get ready for the price of this metal -- palladium (a member of the platinum metals group or (PGMs)) -- to skyrocket. Resource shortages like this are exactly the opportunities I look...
  • Climate change could wipe out butterfly populations

    06/02/2012 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    Summit County Voice ^ | June 2, 2012 | by Bob Berwyn
    Global warming is expected to result in localized extinctions of up to one-third of all butterfly species. A recently published study concluded that butterflies which tend to emerge later in the year or fly higher in the mountains are probably more vulnerable becayse they have evolved to deal with a shorter window of opportunity to reproduce. The findings have implications beyond just the survival of individual butterfly species, since their absence or presence has effects on pollination and other functions of herbaceous ecosystems. “Insects and plants are at the base of the food pyramid and are extremely important, but they...
  • What’s Better for the Unemployed, a Government Handout or a Private-Sector Job?

    06/02/2012 6:16:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The continuing weakness in the job market, which I wrote about this morning, means that the debate over unemployment benefits will get more heated. I’ve already noted that even left-wing academics like Paul Krugman and Larry Summers have admitted that you get more unemployment when you subsidize joblessness.And I’ve cited some good research on the topic from the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, as well as other studies by academic economists.But none of this evidence seems to matter, as I discovered in this debate with a former Obama Labor Department official. To better understand the points I was making, here...
  • The Rebirth of Nations

    06/02/2012 6:12:21 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 3 replies ^ | 01JUN12 | Roger Scruton
    The True Finn Party in Finland has broken through the left-liberal consensus to take second place in the polls, reminding voters that Finland is not just a geographical area but a country defined by language, culture, and history, a country that has been defended at great cost against the Soviet desire to absorb it and which is now, thanks to the European Union, being robbed of its savings in order to replenish the pockets of Mediterranean kleptocrats. Finns have revealed that they don’t like being manipulated by political elites outside the country. They want to show the world that Finland...
  • Lech Walesa “Too Political” For Obama Administration

    06/02/2012 6:09:26 AM PDT · by AncientAirs · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2 Jun 2012 | Donald R. McClarey
    The Obama administration, in its never-ending quest to embarrass itself and America, has insulted one of the pivotal figures in ending Communism in Europe, Lech Walesa: According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation. But President Obama said no. Administration officials told the Journal that Walesa is too “political.” A man who was...
  • Drunken Zamboni driver pleads guilty, gets probation

    06/02/2012 6:09:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-2-12 | Maricella Miranda
    Witnesses called police Jan. 30 to report Bruss driving the Zamboni erratically at Hayes Arena, 14452 Hayes Road, according to a criminal complaint. When police arrived, Bruss had gotten the Zamboni stuck half on and half off the ice. He eventually got the machine free, the charges said. Bruss told police he drove to work in his personal vehicle. Bruss' speech was slurred and hard to understand, and he couldn't keep his balance, police said. He was arrested and submitted to a urine test, which later revealed that he had a 0.32 blood-alcohol concentration. The legal limit to drive in...
  • War (on Women)! What's it Good For?

    06/02/2012 6:06:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    I turned on my television Thursday morning and heard a beating heart. It was the beautiful, vulnerable sound of an unborn baby's still-developing heart, from an ultrasound. "We don't know her eye color," the voiceover said. "Whether she'll be a redhead or brunette. We haven't seen her toes, fingers or nose. But through the science of genomics we can look forward and begin to care for her future." The ad was for a medical group in northern Virginia. "Join the future of health," the commercial urged. It was quite the paradox that later that same day, the House of...
  • Liberty Lost

    06/02/2012 6:05:36 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 4 replies ^ | 31MAY12 | Diane West
    Back in 2001, Britain’s political parties signed a fantastic pledge. They agreed to say nothing to “stir up racial or religious hatred, or lead to prejudice on grounds of race, nationality or religion.” This gag order did more than keep the parties polite. Vital issues – from massive immigration and multiculturalism to their eradicating effects on British civilization – were officially banned. Thus, such concerns became impermissible thoughts. Not that such issues weren’t already thoughtcrime, as George Orwell would have put it. But this unprecedented pledge turned “violators” into political lepers. I thought of that elite code of cowardice this...
  • Satan's Strawmen

    06/02/2012 6:02:04 AM PDT · by kindred · 5 replies
    The Ignorant ^ | June 2, 2012 | DJP ,I.F.
    Do not be distracted by Satan and fallen man's many straw men which only offer vain and hopeless solutions that are rooted in falsehoods and delusional optimistic appraisals. The moral collapse of the American family and moral social structure by moral relativism is FAR GREATER a HORRIFIC DEBT and CONSUMING DRAGON for America then any fiscal crisis or national manufactured crises could ever be. No wonder why sound morality is absolute abhorred by this nation (Republican and Democrat) and has been replaced with a moral relativism that all (conservative and liberal) can adhere to in the blindness and deception of...
  • A New Coalition Emerges to Protect Marriage

    06/02/2012 5:56:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | June 1, 2012 | Harry R. Jackson, jr
    Last Wednesday and Thursday, (May 23-24, 2012), 175 Christian leaders from around the country gathered for a 24-hour marriage summit in the DC metro area. The small group represented nearly 100,000 individual churches and several denominations. The purpose of the summit was to strategize how we would respond to President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage. The group, which included pastors, community activists and denominational leaders, decided to send out a group letter to the president and to develop a pro-biblical marriage resource that could be used around the country. The summit culminated with a press conference in which black,...
  • Georgia College Girl Arrested for Alleged Pipe Bomb 'Hobby'

    06/02/2012 5:42:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 71 replies ^ | 1 June, 2012 | RANDY KREIDER
    Her father says she's just a daddy's girl with some unladylike hobbies. The FBI and the ATF disagree. Celia Alchemy Savage, 23, was arrested by federal and local officials after a Wednesday search of her Cornelia, Georgia home allegedly turned up two pipe bombs, a pistol, suspected marijuana and methamphetamine and alleged drug paraphernalia. She is being held on federal weapons, explosives and drug charges, and has been denied bond. According to the criminal complaint, when an ATF agent asked Savage what there was to do in Cornelia, Georgia, she said, "Blow things up." The agent said that Savage also...
  • Bilderberg 2012: bring on the Bilderbabes

    06/02/2012 5:35:23 AM PDT · by Cplus · 9 replies
    The ^ | June 1, 2012 | Charlie Skelton
    "Then there's the intelligence world. We welcome back the head of the NSA, General Keith Alexander – who also happens to be chief of the military's Central Security Service. And we note with interest the presence of Thomas Donilon, the National Security Advisor at the White House – whose esteemed predecessor in that role is standing next to him at the buffet; Henry Kissinger. There's a reason Bilderberg feels so comfortable in Chantilly, Virginia – 15 minutes up the road from CIA headquarters. It's because the US intelligence community is its spiritual home."
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-02-12 ("Bill Clinton has been a real morale buster today...")

    06/02/2012 5:32:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 2, 2012 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Well, Blue Fairy Bill Clinton finally did show up yesterday to make a quick pit stop in Wisconsin but whatever few words he said there were completely overshadowed by the high PRAISE he gave to Mitt Romney for having had a STERLING business career. Way to completely UNDERMINE the Obama campaign message about Romney being a "vulture" capitalist. Of course, the DUmmies are up in arms about Blue Fairy Bill's endorsement of Romney's qualifications as you can see in this THREAD, "Bill Clinton has been a real morale buster today..." So let us now watch the DUmmies get bummed...
  • The Reign of the Fantasists

    06/02/2012 5:31:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Caroline Glick
    Defense Minister Ehud Barak has done it again. Speaking on Wednesday at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Barak warned that if Israel can't cut a deal with the Palestinians soon, it should consider surrendering Judea and Samaria in exchange for nothing. Even the diehard leftists in the media had a hard time swallowing his words. After all, when Barak was premier, he oversaw Israel's unilateral surrender of south Lebanon in 2000. Barak promised that by giving Hezbollah south Lebanon, Israel would force the Iranian proxy army to disarm and behave like a Western political party. Whoopsie....
  • Anti-gun advocates seek one-word change in WA law

    06/02/2012 5:30:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 1 June, 2012 | CHRIS INGALLS
    SEATTLE – A national organization is using Wednesday’s deadly shootings in Seattle to push for new gun laws in Washington state. It says a one word change to the law could have prevented someone like Ian Stawicki, the mentally troubled man who shot and killed five people, from getting a concealed weapons permit. "There are some people who should not own a gun. It can be a devastating thing,” said Nina Schumacher, niece of one of the victims in the shooting at Café Racer. "In this case police had no choice but to issue a dangerous person a license to...
  • Glamorous, gun-toting college student arrested on explosives, firearms and drugs charges

    06/02/2012 5:27:06 AM PDT · by risen_feenix · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6/1/12 | Lydia Warren
    Savage seems to enjoy something of a double life, with photographs on social networking sites showing her toting guns, riding motorcycles, skydiving - and posing provocatively for the camera. In other photographs on Facebook, the Gainesville State College student dons boxing gloves - before switching to her barely-there bikini to become a ring girl. The profile page also admits to her love of blowing things up - and her loathing of the law. 'I despise all law enforcement and any governing authority,' she writes. 'I am not one for selective targeting but mass destruction.'
  • Hayworth campaign spokesman under fire for "acid" comment

    06/02/2012 5:25:04 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Times Herald-Record Middletown, NY ^ | 6/2/12 | Chris Mckenna
    Rep. Nan Hayworth's campaign spokesman has come under fire for some ill-chosen words he used last week while trading barbs with Hayworth critics on Facebook. Hayworth spokesman Jay Townsend had just swatted back at an opponent and was trying to steer the argument in a new direction when he wrote, "Let's hurl some acid at those female democratic senators who won't abide by the mandates they want to impose on the private sector." However sarcastic or figurative he meant to be, the mere suggestion of throwing acid at women — a real and gruesome form of attack in Afghanistan and...
  • Blythe man thwarts robbery with his gun(GA)

    06/02/2012 5:24:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 31 May, 2012 | Bianca Cain Johnson
    A Blythe man told authorities he stopped a man who was trying to rob him at gunpoint Wednesday morning by pulling out his gun. Valdis Marion Anthony, 35, had entered his vehicle after making a purchase at Circle K, 2999 Washington Road, when an unknown man opened his passenger door and pointed a gun in his face saying “give up your money.” Anthony told officers he drew his handgun on the suspect, who then fled. A witness pointed deputies behind the store after she saw a man with a gun running in that direction. Deputies discovered Desean Barry Morris, 21,...
  • USS Mississippi (SSN-782) will be commissioned today, 9th Virgina class fast attack boat

    06/02/2012 5:23:15 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 24 replies
    SunHerald ^ | 1 June 2012 | Michael Newsom
    PASCAGOULA -- The $2.6 billion USS Mississippi nuclear submarine will be commissioned today at the Port of Pascagoula in a public event that is expected to draw thousands of spectators and a host of dignitaries.
  • 'Too much crazy': Texas store clerk shoots armed robber in the back

    06/02/2012 5:18:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 31 May, 2012 | Tiffany Craig
    SUGAR LAND, Texas — A crook picked the wrong store to rob at the intersection of Greenway Drive and Eldridge Road on Tuesday night. "Yeah, it’s too much crazy," said a clerk who goes by the name Eddie. Eddie and a coworker were inside the Corner Grocery when a gunman stuck a gun to the head of a third worker outside and forced him back into the store. As soon as the gunman saw the register open, Eddie says he came after him. That’s when the clerks decided to fight back. "I hold him and then my worker guy, he...

    06/02/2012 5:17:55 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 6/2/42 | Joseph M. Levy
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  • Islam Is a Religion, and Therefore Protected by the Constitution

    06/02/2012 5:13:05 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/30/2012
    Plaintiffs in a Tennessee lawsuit want to deny local Muslims the right to build a mosque. Why? They claim it's not a legitimate faith and shouldn't be allowed First Amendment rights It's unclear whether a procedural victory for opponents of a controversial Islamic center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will delay or permanently enjoin completion of a mosque, under construction since last September. Equally unclear, without detailed knowledge of the facts, are the merits of Chancellor Robert Corlew's ruling that the planning commission had not provided proper public notice of the construction before granting a permit. But if this ruling is not...
  • Attorney says shooter at Santa Fe Allsup's acted in self-defense

    06/02/2012 5:12:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 31 May, 2012 | Nico Roesler
    Santa Fe police didn't charge local artist Mateo Romero in connection with last week's shooting outside a north-side convenience store, his attorney said Thursday, because he was acting in self-defense after a panhandling couple tried to rob him. Attorney Dan Cron said in a telephone interview that police later told Romero he was targeted by a homeless couple who also had attempted to scam other people and were known drug users. Cron said his client gave police the following account of last Friday's incident: Romero pulled up next to gas pumps at Allsup's, 305 N. Guadalupe St., to fill up...
  • Taranto found not guilty(NY shooting)

    06/02/2012 5:05:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 31 May, 2012 | Staff
    TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. -- He never denied shooting his father, but Matthew Taranto said he did it in self defense. And Thursday, more than a month-and-a-half after the bench trial wrapped up, Judge Judith A. Rositer found Taranto not guilty of the crime. The 29-year-old admitted to shooting his father, Sal, in November of 2010 in their Trumansburg basement. But the defense had claimed that Taranto, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome and OCD, feared for his life after his father threatened him with a knife and gun.
  • Jewelry store robbery suspect dies after being shot(CA)

    06/02/2012 5:01:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 30 May, 2012 | Alan Wang
    SAN RAMON, Calif. (KGO) -- Police say a jewelry store owner shot a robbery suspect inside his store and the suspect later died. The attempted robbery happened at the Gold N Treasures jewelry store, located at 2550 San Ramon Valley Boulevard. It sounds like the robbers were caught off guard and found themselves looking down the barrel of a gun. One thing that they might not have known is that a lot of jewelry store owners have guns of their own. There were four suspects and witnesses saw at least three of them running across San Ramon Valley Boulevard. One...
  • Store Owner Arrested After Shooting Shoplifter

    06/02/2012 4:56:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 30 May, 2012 | Lonnie Wong and Sam Cohen
    A Lodi liquor store owner is under arrest, and the alleged shoplifter he shot was treated at the hospital and released. Officers arrested the store owner, Gurminder “Gary” Parmar, and booked him into jail for assault with a deadly weapon. "You have to be in fear for your life, and at this point we didn't see any indication that he was in fear for his life," said Officer Jim Pendergast, Lodi Police spokesperson. Cops were called to Tokay Liquors in Lodi just before 10 p.m. Tuesday by a customer who said a robbery suspect was running away. While investigating, they...
  • Is ObamaCare Slowing the Economy?

    06/02/2012 4:53:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Everyone knows that ObamaCare will discourage employment. Everyone who stops and thinks that is. Yesterday's job report was genuinely awful. Here is a congressional hearing on why ObamaCare is making things worse. By mandating that employers buy expensive health insurance for their employees, the new health reform law will raise the cost of labor and make it more expensive than otherwise to hire new workers. Plus, the law forces employees to have this expensive fringe benefit, even if they would prefer a less costly health plan in exchange for higher wages. To make matters worse, the health plan that employers...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Dead Baby Media

    06/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, June 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    THE DEAD BABY MEDIA If the text on that one is too small for you, it's a CNN piece headlined, "Why the Syrian regime is killing babies." There's not much to add to that. The Syrian regime may be killing babies, but CNN killed journalism. With some help from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the BBC. Anyone who has spent time in the Middle East knows quite well that parading around dead bodies is part of the Muslim ceremony of rallying for the next attack. These aren't funerals, these are corpse parades and the corpses are often...
  • Lima jury finds gunman acted in self-defense(OH)

    06/02/2012 4:46:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 30 May, 2012 | Greg Sowinski
    LIMA — A jury acquitted Dontez Parks, who has a concealed handgun license, on Wednesday finding he acted in self-defense when he shot another man who he believed he was trying to enter his van to harm him and his two children. “I feel good today about the decision,” Parks said after the verdict and before he walked out of the courtroom. Parks attorney, Rebecca West-Estell, said this was a victory for Parks, which she credited to his understanding of the law and to the fact he followed the law when he acted in self-defense. She said it does not...
  • A Grim Jobs Report for America

    06/02/2012 4:41:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Larry Kudlow
    You would think $1 trillion in spending stimulus and $2.5 trillion of Fed pump-priming would produce an economy a whole lot stronger than 1.9 percent GDP, which was the revised first-quarter number. And you’d think all that government spending would deliver a whole lot more jobs than 69,000 in May. But it hasn’t happened. The Keynesian government-spending model has proven a complete failure. It’s the Obama model. And it has produced such an anemic recovery that frankly, at 2 percent growth, we’re back on the front end of a potential recession. If anything goes wrong -- like another blow-up in...
  • Four kidnapped aid workers freed in Afghanistan

    06/02/2012 4:35:08 AM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 June 2012 | BBC
    Four aid workers kidnapped in northern Afghanistan last month have been freed by coalition forces, officials say. British nutritionist Helen Johnston, Kenyan medic Moragwa Oirere and two Afghans were rescued in Badakhshan province on Friday after being captured on 22 May, the Nato-led Isaf said. UK Prime Minister David Cameron called it an "extraordinarily brave, breathtaking" operation. Five hostage takers were killed during the rescue, Nato said The group - all employees of Switzerland-based aid group Medair - were making their way on horseback to the remote, mountainous province of Badakhshan, in north-eastern Afghanistan, when they were captured. A fifth...
  • From Berlin to Jerusalem

    06/02/2012 4:34:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison. The Obama administration refuses, time and again, to say that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Victoria Nuland, speaking from the State Department, recently repeated over and over that the status of Jerusalem is subject to final status negotiations. Israel thus becomes the only country recognized by the U.S. that is not allowed to name its own capital. But the U.S. recognizes Germany’s capital. It’s Berlin. This is most curious. The United States, in organizing the United Nations in 1945, required that only those nations that had declared war on Germany...
  • Anti-Job Lobbying Job Catching Up with Obama

    06/02/2012 4:29:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | John Ransom
    This is getting ridiculous. Now would be a really good time for Obama to re-think the Keystone Pipeline. And Dodd-Frank. And Obamacare. And ANYTHING the EPA  rules against outside of its own cafeteria. Maybe lobbying and regulating against measures that would create jobs isn’t the right message a presidential reelection aspirant wants to project to the American people. It occurs to me that maybe- I’m reaching here- the American people value the… um… jobs that would come along with the pipeline. About 200,000-300,000 jobs would be created by the $7 billion pipeline project according to various estimate, including the estimates from Trans...
  • Missing baby found dead; Father in custody [Unarmed Black Infant Murdered, No Protest By Sharpton]

    06/02/2012 4:28:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 6/2/12
    A missing 1-month-old boy is found dead in a car, and his father is taken into police custody, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Friday. An Amber Alert was issued Friday for 1-month-old Josiah Saintil, whom police believe was abducted by his father, Janus Saintil, 24, of Deerfield Beach, on Thursday.
  • Team Romney Invades The Chicago Gang's OODA Loop, With An Assist From New Media

    06/02/2012 4:16:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Rich Stowell is a citizen-soldier.  I met him in the summer of 2010 when he was assigned to shepherd me around Kosovo on my visit to the California National Guard deployed there. Rich is also a citizen-journalist, one who is very kind to me in his most recent column for the Washington Times.  I don't mention him because of that column, but because it appeared the morning after John Hanlon was on my radio show Thursday. John Hanlon is the young techno-wizard who helps keep the engines running.  He is also a citizen-movie-reviewer who began with a few reviews...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 2, 2012]

    06/02/2012 4:11:35 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    Are You Obsessed by Something? "Who is the man that fears the Lord?" —Psalm 25:12 Are you obsessed by something? You will probably say, “No, by nothing,” but all of us are obsessed by something— usually by ourselves, or, if we are Christians, by our own experience of the Christian life. But the psalmist says that we are to be obsessed by God. The abiding awareness of the Christian life is to be God Himself, not just thoughts about Him. The total being of our life inside and out is to be absolutely obsessed by the presence of God....
  • Justice for Justin

    06/02/2012 4:06:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | June2, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    In this corner, weighing 110 pounds and standing 5-feet 7-inches tall, 18-year-old pop star Justin Bieber. In the other corner, some guy who was aggressively taking his picture in a California shopping mall. Los Angeles County police are investigating accusations that Justin struck a photographer, which, if true, would violate California Penal Code 242 even if the striking blow was, well, glancing. Detectives want you to call them if you saw the brawl or if Justin attacked you, as well. So far Bieber is not talking. Apparently, the photographer called the Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff's department last Sunday afternoon. The victim...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/2/12)[Prayer]

    06/02/2012 3:50:09 AM PDT · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/2/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 41 1. “Be silent before me, you islands! Let the nations renew their strength! Let them come forward and speak; let us meet together at the place of judgment. 2. “Who has stirred up one from the east, calling him in righteousness to his service? He hands nations over to him and subdues kings before him. He turns them to dust with his sword, to windblown chaff with his bow. 3. He pursues them and moves on unscathed, by a path his feet have not traveled before. 4. Who has done this...
  • Leon Panetta: US to deploy 60% of navy fleet to Pacific

    06/02/2012 3:40:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/02/12
    2 June 2012 Last updated at 03:54 GMT Leon Panetta: US to deploy 60% of navy fleet to Pacific The US is planning to move the majority of its warships to the Asia-Pacific region by 2020, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has revealed. He said that by 2020 about 60% of the US fleet would be deployed there, in the clearest indication yet of the new US strategy in Asia. Mr Panetta told a regional security meeting in Singapore that the shift was not aiming to contain Chinese power. Beijing has indicated it is unhappy with the US boosting its presence....