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  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 20, 2012]

    06/20/2012 4:32:57 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    Have You Come to “When” Yet? "The Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends" —Job 42:10 A pitiful, sickly, and self-centered kind of prayer and a determined effort and selfish desire to be right with God are never found in the New Testament. The fact that I am trying to be right with God is actually a sign that I am rebelling against the atonement by the Cross of Christ. I pray, “Lord, I will purify my heart if You will answer my prayer— I will walk rightly before You if You will help me.” But...

    06/20/2012 4:29:04 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 6/20/42 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, Raymond Daniell, Joseph M. Levy, George Axelsson, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • The Demographics of Israeli Politics

    06/20/2012 4:27:34 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 2 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Israeli demographics have always made for a chaotic political culture. While to the outside world, it's a nation of Jews, internally it's a nation of Russians, Anglos, native Sabras, Yemenites, Syrians, Persians and a hundred others. Even the smallest group has its compartmentalized identities: the delicate differences between immigrants from a single country but different towns, the countless distinctions among its religious communities in their own way are united and disunited. The politics of such a country encompass too many groups to list. There are the 19th Century Hungarian immigrants who came in preparation for the coming of the Messiah...
  • Oklahoma GOP looks to turn congressional slate red in 2012

    06/20/2012 4:23:46 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | June 16, 2012 | Sean Murphy
    Thrown open last summer when U.S. Rep. Dan Boren announced plans to step down and not seek a fifth term, six Republicans are looking to flip the only Democrat-held seat in the state's congressional delegation from blue to red. This really is the big prize for the Republican Party in Oklahoma this year, said Oklahoma's Republican Party Chairman Matt Pinnell. It will be the biggest race in Oklahoma this year, outside of the presidential race. This is a battleground congressional race. The six Republicans are three-term state Rep. George Faught, 49, of Muskogee; business owner Markwayne Mullin, 34, of Westville;...
  • There's A Triple Tax Increase In Your Future

    06/20/2012 4:10:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    IBD ^ | 06/20/2012 | By MERRILL MATTHEWS,
    Imagine if your taxes tripled literally overnight. The so-called Bush tax cuts are set to expire at the end of the year. That means that all of the current income tax rates will rise to pre-2001 levels overnight. The lowest rate will jump from 10% to 15% and the highest from 35% to 39.6%. Although Congress extended all of the cuts at the end of last year, some Democrats have pledged to let the tax cuts expire for the "rich" individuals making $200,000, and $250,000 for families. Pre-2001, dividends had been taxed at workers' income tax rate. The...
  • Texas man won't face charges for killing daughter's assailant

    06/20/2012 4:07:36 AM PDT · by djf · 30 replies ^ | 6/20/2012 | WFAA
    A young Texas father who beat to death with his fists a man molesting his 5-year-old daughter will not be charged, authorities said Tuesday as they released a dramatic 911 tape of the dad frantically pleading for help before the hired ranch helper died...
  • Obama's Lawless Presidency Close To Totalitarianism

    06/20/2012 4:03:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/18/2012 | Editorial Staff
    The Obama Record: The chief executive who swore to faithfully execute the nation's laws picks those he'll ignore and makes up others through regulation and executive order. He sees no need for a Congress or Constitution. Maybe it's because Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts stumbled a bit in leading President Obama through the oath of office that the president doesn't feel bound by it. But through the awkwardness these words were heard: "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (6/20/12)[Prayer]

    06/20/2012 4:03:09 AM PDT · by left that other site · 28 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/20/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 44 6. This is what the Lord says Israels King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. 7. Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come yes, let them foretell what will come. 8. Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my...
  • Obama's grandfather tortured by the British? A fantasy (like most of the Presidents own memoir)

    06/20/2012 3:48:30 AM PDT · by dennisw · 12 replies
    dailymail ^ | 6-19 | Toby Harnden
    Obama himself, Maraniss finds, deliberately distorted elements of his own life to fit into a racial narrative. The author writes that Obama presents himself in his memoir as blacker and more disaffected than he really was. The memoir accentuates characters drawn from black acquaintances who played lesser roles his real life but could be used to advance a line of thought, while leaving out or distorting the actions of friends who happened to be white. Fabricated?: 'Barack Obama: The Story' by David Maraniss catalogues dozens of instances in which Obama deviated significantly from the truth in his book A new...
  • Romney to speak at NAACP next month

    06/20/2012 3:47:30 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    The Wire ^ | 6/19/2012
    Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney will address the largest black civil rights group in the United States next month, the NAACP said Tuesday. Romney, who squares off against President Barack Obama in November's election, will attend the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, set for July 7-12 in Houston, Texas. Romney was invited to address the convention shortly after he clinched his party's presidential nomination last month, NAACP spokesman Derek Turner said. The organization is also hoping Obama, the country's first African-American president, will attend the event. Both he and Senator John McCain...
  • North Rowan teacher in video controversy will keep job

    06/20/2012 3:23:55 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    Salisbury Post ^ | 19 Jun 12 | None listed
    The North Rowan High School teacher who told students its criminal to speak ill of the president will keep her job with the Rowan-Salisbury School System. Although Tanya Dixon-Neely has been suspended without pay, she will return next school year, when she will be required to start a monitored growth plan, Superintendent Dr. Judy Grissom said in a press release. The district received national attention when a nearly 10-minute video of Dixon-Neely and senior Hunter Rogers engaging in a heated political debate went viral. In the video, the Dixon-Neely can be heard telling Rogers that he could be criminally charged...
  • Nothing sweet about heckling Obama in the Rose Garden

    06/20/2012 2:59:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2012 | Dana Milbank
    What does conservative pundit Tucker Carlson have to do with an outhouse in Montana? More than you might think. Over the weekend, the Montana Republican Party proved wrong those of us who believe our political discourse has gone down the toilet. In fact, our political discourse has gone to a place where there isnt even plumbing. Outside the Montana GOP convention in Missoula stood an outhouse labeled Obama Presidential Library and painted as though it had been shot full of holes, according to the local paper. Inside, a fake birth certificate for Barack Hussein Obama was stamped with an expletive...
  • Rep. Issa disappointed, says contempt vote against Holder will move forward

    06/20/2012 2:58:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/12 | Jordy Yager
    Rep. Issa disappointed, says contempt vote against Holder will move forwardBy Jordy Yager - 06/19/12 05:55 PM ET A House panel is expected to vote Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress after a last-ditch effort to reach a deal over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious appeared to fail. After a Tuesday evening meeting with Holder and other lawmakers in the Capitol, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he was disappointed that the attorney general had not come with the documents demanded by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Issa, Holders chief interlocutor in...
  • Elderly patients 'helped to die to free up beds', warns doctor

    06/20/2012 2:57:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/20/12 | Donna Bowater
    Professor Patrick Pullicino has claimed that doctors are using a care pathway designed to help make people's final days more comfortable as an equivalent to euthanasia. The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is used in hospitals for patients who are terminally ill or are expected to die imminently. Under the pathway, doctors can withdraw treatment, food and water while patients are heavily sedated. Almost a third of patients - 130,000 - who die in hospital or under NHS care a year are on the LCP. Professor Pullicino said he believed the LCP was being used as an "assisted death pathway" with...
  • Quinn & Rose - Americas Morning Show - June 20, 2012

    06/20/2012 2:38:24 AM PDT · by sneakers · 7 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house nat, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show at: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Akron, OH) (airs later from 9-12) (Ashland, OH) (Frostburg, MD) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • EU studying links between Italian mafia and Somalian pirates

    06/20/2012 2:19:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 06/20/2012 @ 09:28 | Andrew Rettman
    The EU special envoy for Somalia is looking into a fresh report that pirates are in business with Italian gangsters on toxic waste. The Paris-based criminologist, Michel Koutouzis, who carries out investigations for the UN and for EU institutions, described the problem in a new bookCrime, Trafficking and Networkspublished in May. He said organized crime groups in south Italythe Camorra, 'Ndranghetta and La Sacra Corona Unitasupply Somalian warlords with black market small arms from the Western Balkans in return for permission to dump waste. "Tonnes of waste are discharged every year off the coasts of Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea under...
  • Top doctor's chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year

    06/20/2012 2:19:52 AM PDT · by roughman · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail | 20 June 2012 | Steve Doughty
    NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday. Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial death pathway into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly. He claimed there was often a lack of clear evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients that is used in hospitals across the country. It is designed to come into force when doctors believe it is impossible for a patient to...
  • Americans for Prosperity launches six-state, $3M Senate ad buy

    06/20/2012 2:00:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 19, 2012 | By Cameron Joseph
    The conservative outside group Americans for Prosperity has launched a $3 million ad campaign against Democratic Senate candidates in six states, the group's spokesman told The Hill. The targets: Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D). The group, which is largely bankrolled by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, is already on the air in Montana and Wisconsin, tying Tester to President Obama and hitting Baldwin on deficit spending. The rest of their ads will launch by the end of the week,...
  • Today's Toons 6/20/12

    06/20/2012 1:18:51 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 13 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 6/20/12 | pookie18
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  • State Bar says let illegal immigrant practice law

    06/20/2012 1:11:55 AM PDT · by thecodont · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Bob Egelko
    An illegal immigrant who passes the bar exam and demonstrates good moral character should be eligible to practice law, the State Bar has declared in a court filing. The bar, which oversees California's 225,000 lawyers, told the state Supreme Court on Monday that federal law leaves regulation of the legal profession largely up to the states and does not appear to prohibit Sergio C. Garcia, 35, of Chico from obtaining an attorney's license. Garcia was 17 months old when his parents brought him to the United States from Mexico. He returned to Mexico with them at age 9, came back...
  • Prince of Handouts

    06/20/2012 12:39:06 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 20, 2012 | J.R. Dunn
    Quite a lot has been said about what Obama's instant amnesty scheme means in the purely procedural sense -- that it's illegal and unconstitutional on its face, all of which is undeniable. What we haven't heard discussed is what it's actually for. It's being taken for granted that it's of a piece with general Democratic corruption at the voting booth -- ACORN, Black Panthers swinging nightsticks, phantom voters... --snip-- Greater effect can be gained by pointing out how Obama is cheating the country as a whole. He is giving away things that are not his to give. While the padrone...
  • New bill looks to increase minimum wage to $10

    06/20/2012 12:23:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Arizona Daily Wildcat ^ | June 19, 2012 | Max Efrein, journalism and history junior
    Minimum wage has been a topic of debate ever since the creation of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. Just this month, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Illinois has attempted to once again bring the discussion into a modern context. Jackson introduced a bill to Congress that calls for an immediate raise of the federal minimum wage up to $10 from its current standing of $7.25, according to the New York Times. This may seem like an extreme jump, but this increase was proposed in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. In fact, President Obama stated back...
  • Like a lamb, London surrenders London Metal Exchange

    06/19/2012 11:44:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:37PM BST 15 Jun 2012 | Damian Reece, Head of Business
    Hong Kong Exchange & Clearing has paid 1.4 billion for the London Metal Exchange, a company which makes 11.2 million operating profita multiple of more than 124 times. Even Facebook only managed a multiple of 76 times when it floated, and look what's happened to that. Clearly HKEx is desperate to buy LME, which is very good at what it does, and has basically agreed to pay any price necessary. Why? On a mundane level, of no concern to you or me, it can now ramp up the fees it charges investment banks and the like to become members of...
  • Anti-cocaine vaccine described in Human Gene Therapy Journal

    06/19/2012 11:34:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | June 18, 2012 | NA
    A single-dose vaccine capable of providing immunity against the effects of cocaine offers a novel and groundbreaking strategy for treating cocaine addiction is described in an article published Instant Online in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. ( The article is available free online at the Human Gene Therapy website ( "This is a very novel approach for addressing the huge medical problem of cocaine addiction," says James M. Wilson, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, and Director of the Gene Therapy Program, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia. In...
  • Israel recalls Eichmann's grilling, 50 years after infamous execution (Mufti's buddy)

    06/19/2012 11:32:55 PM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | June 1, 2012
    Israel recalls Eichmann's grilling, 50 years after infamous execution. Jun 1, 2012 Israeli recalls Eichmann's grilling, 50 years after infamous execution ... of the Holocaust's main architects, Adolf Eichmann on May 31, 1962.
  • The Angry Black Man

    06/19/2012 11:30:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | The Angry Black Man
    Some blacks want to make every issue about the "white man" mistreating the "black man." In some cases, a Black or Latino can be breaking the law and you see some advocate on television who says it is about pure racism. Joe Horn is a Texas man who shot two black Latinos as they were breaking in to his neighbor's home. The key piece of information here is that the two criminals were breaking into a home. Mr. Horn called 911 and shot the intruders. What did the media do? They screamed bloody murder for the burglars. It flies in...
  • BHR Pharma Expands SyNAPSe Trial into Thailand, China and Russia

    06/19/2012 10:56:42 PM PDT · by neverdem
    BHR Pharma via Yahoo ^ | Jun 12, 2012 | NA
    Study Evaluating Intravenous Progesterone Formulation BHR-100 to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury Set to Complete in 2013 BHR Pharma's SyNAPSe clinical trial is now enrolling patients suffering from severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) at 14 sites in Thailand, China and Russia. The trial currently has 153 participating sites (Level 1 and 2 trauma centers) worldwide. The 500th of 1,180 patients needed to complete the global Phase III, multi-center trial was enrolled at the end of May in the United States. SyNAPSe is evaluating the effectiveness of BHR-100, a... --snip-- TBI is a serious public health problem that affects more than 1.7...
  • Hong Kong Exchanges' Bid For LME Will Give China More Power In Global Commodity Trading

    06/19/2012 10:48:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/19/2012 @ 2:10PM | Agustino Fontevecchia
    Last weeks bid by the Hong Kong Exchanges (HKE) for the London Metal Exchange (LME) flew under the radar, but its underlying importance is paramount. In the most expensive bid ever for an exchange, HKE is looking to acquire the worlds largest metals market place for more than $2 billion, shifting the global hub for metals trading to the East.Furthermore, as China gradually becomes the worlds most important player in the gold and commodities markets, it will strengthen its grasp on the global gold trade, which it set out to do in its latest Five Year Plan. As the world...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-20-12

    06/19/2012 10:47:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies ^ | 06-20-12 | Revised New American Bible
    June 20, 2012 Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 12 Kgs 2:1, 6-14 When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind,he and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.Elijah said to Elisha, "Please stay here;the LORD has sent me on to the Jordan.""As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live,I will not leave you," Elisha replied.And so the two went on together.Fifty of the guild prophets followed andwhen the two stopped at the Jordan,they stood facing them at a distance.Elijah took his mantle, rolled it upand struck...
  • Courageous Republican Senators Won't Call Obama's Illegal Alien Ploy Amnesty

    06/19/2012 10:45:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- When it comes to President Barack Obama's new immigration policy, Senate Republicans are quite sure they don't like it. They just don't want to say if it amounts to amnesty, at least not yet, while they await guidance on the politically charged issue from presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
  • Joe Biden calls Jerry Brown 'smartest guy in American politics'

    06/19/2012 10:32:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/19/12 | David Siders
    Vice President Joe Biden was in town this afternoon. Here's The Bee's pool report from the event: Vice President Joe Biden arrived before 3 p.m. - a bit earlier than expected - at a fundraiser at the Sutter Club, near the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento. Pool was ushered into the hall about 3:17 p.m., just in time to hear Gov. Jerry Brown at the podium ahead of Biden. Biden started speaking about three minutes later to a crowd of about 130 people. "Nothing has changed," Biden said of Brown, who was governor before from 1975 to 1983. Biden said...
  • EU leaders set to announce 750bn Spain and Italy bailout deal

    06/19/2012 10:31:33 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/19/2012 | Robert Winnett,
    European leaders are poised to announce a 750 billion euro deal to bailout beleaguered Spain and Italy by buying the countries debts. Pan-European Government funds are set to be used to buy Spanish and Italian bonds, which have recently hit record highs in a move which will send a strong signal to financial markets that the German administration is prepared to back its weaker economic neighbours. Angela Merkel and other European leaders have come under intense pressure at this weeks G20 summit to take radical action to stem the growing euro crisis which has pushed up the cost of...
  • Jim could we have a quick post button just for Hypocrisy?

    06/19/2012 10:29:58 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 15 replies
    Bunny Brain | b.b.e.b
    Just asking
  • Your EBT Card Has Been Denied... At The Spearmint Rhino

    06/19/2012 10:23:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 6/19/12 | yler Durden
    America's welfare state is about to suffer a double whammy of epic proportions. On one hand, extended unemployment benefits are now running out at a pace of 100,000+ per week, as more and more American's lose eligibility for Komrade Samov's 99-week sponsored vacation, meaning millions of Americans heretofore sitting comfortably on their couch playing Call of Duty and collecting $400 a week will now start having to think for a change - never a good thing for any regime that relies on its electorate to be docile as drunk and fat Hindu cows. And now this: "New York would prohibit...
  • Excuse me, but it is the time for questions (Lord Obama vs. Daily Caller's Neil Munro)

    06/19/2012 9:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | June 20, 2012 | Patricia Campion
    On Friday, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that "certain young people who were brought to the United States when they were "under the age of 16" and are currently below "the age of 30" will no longer be deported. Hours later, at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro had the audacity to question President Barack Obama about his administration's controversial decision. "Why'd you favor foreigners over American workers?" Munro shouted. "Excuse me, sir," Obama snapped, "but it's not time for questions." Excuse me, sir, but when the president of the...
  • Maher: GOP is the 'Party of the Apes'

    06/19/2012 9:34:31 PM PDT · by Schatze · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | June 19, 2012 | By William Bergstrom
    Bill Maher on Monday called the GOP the Party of the Apes and ripped Republicans for not repudiating Rep. Allen West who, the comedian suggested, should be taken to a mental hospital. [T]he idea that the blame for our governments dysfunction is equally shared by the parties just is a giant, steaming mound of horsesh*t and anyone who has paid attention to politics over the last 20 years knows it. Or as I like to call it, The Rise of the Party of the Apes, the host of HBOs Real Time wrote on his blog. Maher singled out two...
  • Baby robin cuddles up with SW Michigan cats

    06/19/2012 9:25:34 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    AP via ^ | Mon Jun 18, 2012
    A baby robin is spending some quality time with some friendly cats in southwestern Michigan. reports Karin Caston's cats have accepted the bird, named Peeps, since she found it about two weeks ago in her yard in Allegan County's Otsego Township, 35 miles south of Grand Rapids. The bird lives in a cage, but spends time nestled in the fur of two of Caston's cats or perched on their backs. A third cat lets the bird walk around it.
  • When Touting Obamacare, Obama Prefers to Spend Taxpayers Money [Revolting Corruption!]

    06/19/2012 9:23:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 18, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    When Touting Obamacare, Obama Prefers to Spend Taxpayers Money JUN 19, 2012 BY JEFFREY H. ANDERSON As the Los Angeles Times reports, for every $1 that President Obamas campaign has spent in support of Obamacare, his administration has spent another $65 in taxpayers money. The Times writes that the Obama administration has spent $46 million of taxpayers money in support of Obamas centerpiece legislation, while the Obama campaign has spent only $703,000. Thats a 65-to-1 ratio of matching funds, with taxpayers doing the matching. Highlighting the overhauls unpopularity, $76 million has been spent in support of Obamacare over the...
  • Elizabeth Warren Lashes Out At Right-Wing Extremists Behind Ongoing Cherokee Controversy

    06/19/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/19/12 | zip
    Settle down, Fauxcahontas. (Boston Herald) On their first day in the Hub, a group of Cherokees hoping to confront Elizabeth Warren over her Native American heritage claims blasted the Democrat for trying to dismiss the ancestry controversy as a non-issue in the Bay State U.S. Senate race. Poverty, teen suicide, our health care system, said Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes in an interview today with the Herald. Those are issues and those are the people she stepped on and used to benefit and now she says its not an issue. Well, of course, to her its not an issue because...
  • Underpaid, Underemployed And Barely Making Ends Meet [The Obama Economy!]

    06/19/2012 9:15:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 18, 2012
    Underpaid, Underemployed And Barely Making Ends Meet Many Americans are stuck in jobs with low wages and lousy benefits By Michael Cooper 6/19/2012 Throughout the Great Recession and the not-so-great recovery, the most commonly discussed measure of misery has been unemployment. But many middle-class and working-class people who are fortunate enough to have work are struggling as well, which is why Sherry Woods, a 59-year-old van driver from Atlanta, found herself standing in line at a jobs fair this month, with her rsum tucked inside a Bible. (snip) Ms. Woodss current job has not been meeting her needs. When she...
  • Whether Mormon, Catholic, Protestant, Faith Major Theme Rubio

    06/19/2012 9:13:16 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 11 replies ^ | Juen 19, 2012 | Chris Moody
    Over the course of his life, Marco Rubio has prayed in Mormon sanctuaries, Catholic cathedrals and Protestant worship centers. According to the book, Rubio put forth the same energy he directed to the LDS teachings to the traditions of the Catholic Church, and still considers himself a member of the Church to this day. As a young man, he attended services with his wife at Christ Fellowship Church in Miami, but never felt the same attachment that he did to the ancient church. After years worshiping in a Protestant congregation, Rubio says, a campaign supporter brought him back to Catholicism....
  • Key Issues For Young Voters In November Election

    06/19/2012 9:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KAMR-TV ^ | June 19, 2012 | Sarah Hurwitz
    Joy Garcia is just one of the young Panhandle voters that's worried about the future. Unemployment topped the list with young voters I spoke with, but that's not the only issue that came up. Marla Pacheco says, her issue is about human rights. "One thing that would have to be on my mind would be gay rights. You know if you take out the church, which is the whole reason why it is not legal, which the whole separation of church and state, then it should be legal." For Robert Gore, it's about city development. "Public transportation. If you don't...
  • Hell no [Another email from nobama]

    06/19/2012 9:01:55 PM PDT · by upchuck · 4 replies
    email | June 19, 2012 | Jim Messina
    Friend -- Something big happened in Richmond last week -- and a couple millionaires and billionaires are hoping you didn't notice. The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed last week that groups like the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity and Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS should have to disclose exactly who's behind the millions of dollars they're spending to influence this election. They're going to try to avoid this for as long as they can. After all, they have a vested interest in being able to spend millions anonymously to influence our elections -- many of the corporations and individuals...
  • Carrie Underwood and the lost church

    06/19/2012 8:59:03 PM PDT · by donna · 41 replies
    WND ^ | June 19, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Pop star Carrie Underwood should take her own advice, which she provided in one of her top hits, and let Jesus Take the Wheel. In an interview with the London Independent, Underwood, an American Idol winner who professes to be a follower of Jesus, expressed her passionate support for same-sex marriage. Heres some of what she had to say about that: I dont know what its like to be told I cant marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I cant imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and...
  • Scalia book: Landmark Supreme Court decision in 1942 expanded Commerce Clause beyond all reason

    06/19/2012 8:52:12 PM PDT · by Ken H · 23 replies ^ | JUNE 18, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    -snip-Justice Scalia writes, for instance, that he has little use for a central precedent the Obama administration has cited to justify the health care law under the Constitutions commerce clause, Wickard v. Filburn. In that 1942 decision, Justice Scalia writes, the Supreme Court expanded the Commerce Clause beyond all reason by ruling that a farmers cultivation of wheat for his own consumption affected interstate commerce and thus could be regulated under the Commerce Clause. Justice Scalias treatment of the Wickard case had been far more respectful in his judicial writings. In the books preface, he explains (referring to himself in...
  • Harry Reid Shuts Down Reporter: Thats A Clown Question Bro

    06/19/2012 8:38:51 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Politicker ^ | 6/19/12 3:20pm | Hunter Walker
    I dont want to answer that question. Thats a clown question bro, Mr. Reid said eliciting laughs.
  • TV: Todd Palin to be on Stars Earn Stripes

    06/19/2012 8:36:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2012 | Lisa De Moraes
    Sarah Palins husband, Todd, is among those competing in NBCs new reality series Stars Earn Stripes, the network revealed Tuesday. This is not entirely surprising, given that SES exec producer Mark Burnett also exec-produced Sarahs TLC reality series Sarah Palins Alaska. And late last year, word around Hollywood was that Sarah and Burnett were pitching a reality series about Todds career as a championship snowmobile racer. Apparently, there were no takers. Maybe more surprising, retired Gen. Wesley Clark, the former supreme allied commander in Europe for NATO and a 2004 presidential candidate, is going to host the show with Entertainment...
  • Lining up for Obama event tickets in Tampa Bay(Photos - You'd think this was the food stamp line)

    06/19/2012 8:35:21 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 19, 2012 | Adam C. Smith
    Floridians lining up for tickets to Barack Obama's grassroots campaign events in Tampa Friday.Ybor City:Riverview:
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    06/19/2012 8:15:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 11:16 EST, 19 June 2012 | UPDATED: 11:16 EST, 19 June 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The kinds of drones making the headlines daily are the heavily armed CIA and U.S. Army vehicles that routinely strike targets in Pakistankilling terrorists and innocents alike. But the real high-tech story of surveillance drones is going on at a much smaller level, as tiny remote controlled vehicles based on insects are already likely being deployed. Over recent years, a range of miniature drones, or micro air vehicles (MAVs), based on the same physics used by flying insects, have been presented to the public. The fear kicked off in 2007 when reports of bizarre flying objects hovering above anti-war protests...
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    06/19/2012 8:09:51 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, June 15, 2012 | Rheana Murray
    A self-described homophobic Christian posed as a gay man for an entire year, even coming out to family and friends in the process, all to reform his beliefs. [I wanted] to see if there was any justification in the fear I had, Timothy Kurek, of Nashville, told MSNBC. Kurek, 26, who says his religious upbringing taught him that homosexuality was a sin, launched the experiment in January 2009 after a close female friend broke down in tears and admitted she was gay. She had just come out to her family and been brutally disowned, Kurek said. She had been excommunicated...