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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...