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  • Report: Robert Byrd sought FBI/CIA docs to target civil rights leaders

    08/04/2012 9:52:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 4, 2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    ABC News, in a rather surprising bit of actual investigative journalism, is covering some newly released documents from our intelligence agencies dating back to the 1960s. In response to an Associated Press FOIA request, the FBI has provided records of some very interesting and potentially highly embarrassing exchanges between a young Senator Robert Byrd, who sought secret documents regarding unnamed civil rights leaders of the time. His actions also managed to spark something of an internal war between two agencies over their inability to keep secret documents under control. U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd obtained secret FBI documents about the...
  • Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctions (not possible)

    08/04/2012 9:48:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/03/12 | GENARO C. ARMAS
    Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctionsBy GENARO C. ARMAS (AP Sports Writer) | The Associated Press – 18 hours ago STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Joe Paterno's family said it planned to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The governing body's response: Don't bother. Family lawyer Wick Sollers in a letter sent Friday to the NCAA said the Paternos would like to appeal the ''enormous damage'' done to Penn State, the community, athletes and the late Hall of Fame coach. He died in January at age 85....
  • 401(k) Plan of Attack by Ann Barnhardt (stop contributing, cash-out NOW)

    08/04/2012 9:45:21 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies ^ | August 3, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    STOP MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS if you haven't already.Liquidate it. Pay the "penalty". Would you rather pay a penalty or have it all stolen? Or possibly replaced with a "government savings account" comprised of Treasury paper which will probably default or be confiscated long before you are ever allowed to "tap it", and will NOT be able to be passed to your heirs should you croak, but will instead be resorbed back into the collective? Oh, and don't bother whining to me about the "tax consequences". Paying income taxes to this satanic baby-killing Christ-hating government is now, absolutely MORTAL SIN. Why,...
  • Could we build Mt. Rushmore today?

    08/04/2012 9:44:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 4, 2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    This was a question that I put out to a number of my friends and contacts last week, on Twitter and across a couple of e-mail lists. Imagine for a moment that Mt. Rushmore had never been built and the mountain still stood today as a natural rock outcrop. Could we come together as a nation and build such a monument in 2012? There are a number of questions to be wrestled to the ground on this one. Who would pay for it and how? Who would oppose it and why? And – perhaps most contentious of all – which...
  • India joins China in announcing space plans; Mars mission will launch in 2013

    08/04/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 19 replies
    India and China are preparing for two major space missions that could make the world’s two most populated countries major powers in the arena of space exploration. The world’s largest democracy provided its approval of a mission to the red planet next year, voting in favor of a mission to Mars in October or November 2013. Four years after successfully launching a moon probe, India announced its plan to embark on another ambitious space effort by sending an orbiter to Mars in November 2013. India will be the sixth space power to undertake such an effort after the US, Russia,...
  • Staycation: Obama turns 51; plays golf, will go to Camp David

    08/04/2012 9:37:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 4, 2012 | KEN THOMAS
    President Barack Obama is playing a round of golf on his 51st birthday, kicking off a quiet birthday weekend away from re-election campaigning. Obama was playing golf at Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday before heading to Camp David, the private presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin (kuh-TAHK'-tin) Mountains. Obama got some early birthday wishes on Thursday during a campaign rally in Florida, where supporters sang "Happy Birthday" to the president.
  • Political committee keeps Obama birth certificate theory alive

    08/04/2012 9:27:59 AM PDT · by GregNH · 78 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/4/2012 | Joseph Tanfani
    Latest News | Battleground States | Fundraising | Super PAC Spending | Political Cartoons | Opinion Political committee keeps Obama birth certificate theory alive print Comments 0 By Joseph Tanfani August 4, 2012, 6:00 a.m. WASHINGTON -- Still convinced President Obama wasn’t born in the United States? A brand-new political committee will be happy to accept your donations to keep the theory alive. The Conservative Majority Fund, set up a month ago by a political consultant, is sponsoring television ads that recycle some discredited conspiracy theories regarding Obama’s identity -- including suggestions that he’s using a phony Social Security number...
  • Reid Again Prevents Vote on Obamacare Repeal (gridlock)

    08/04/2012 9:27:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/03/12
    Reid Again Prevents Vote on Obamacare RepealFriday, 03 Aug 2012 12:30 PM By Newsmax Wires Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yet again stymied a Republican attempt to vote on repealing the healthcare reform law Thursday evening. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed that the Senate vote on repeal of Obamacare soon after it returns from vacation in September, The Hill reports. “Let’s have a vote,” McConnell said on the floor. “Is Obamacare making things better or worse? Let’s show the American people what they want. It’s a vote they deserve.”
  • China Buys U.S. Businesses at Record Pace; Plus Unemployment to 8.3%

    08/04/2012 9:19:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | August 4, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    CNN Money reports Chinese buying of U.S. business at record pace Chinese direct investment in the United States could hit a record high in 2012, according to a new research report released Wednesday. Total Chinese foreign direct investment in the U.S. is on pace to reach at least $8 billion this year, according to the report from research firm Rhodium Group. That would top the previous record of $5.7 billion reached in 2010, said Thilo Hanemann, research director with Rhodium Group, which tracks all acquisitions and investments in manufacturing facilities, warehouses, labs and offices by foreign companies in the United...
  • Obama hits the links to celebrate 51st birthday

    08/04/2012 9:19:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/04/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Obama hits the links to celebrate 51st birthdayBy Meghashyam Mali - 08/04/12 10:15 AM ET President Obama marked his 51st birthday with a golf outing in Washington, D.C. A poll report said Obama arrived at Andrews Air Force base this morning for a round. According to CBS News reporter Mark Knoller, Obama's visit to the links is his 104th round since taking office. Obama's last round was last weekend when he golfed and played basketball, with first lady Michelle Obama away to attend the Opening Ceremonies of the London Olympics. Republican critics of the president have repeatedly targeted his love...
  • Senators want to spend tax dollars to control the weather

    08/04/2012 9:16:32 AM PDT · by TribalPrincess2U · 25 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Published: 11:38 PM 08/03/2012 | Michael Bastasch
    If Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall have their way, rain will go away come again some other day of their choosing. Both Hutchison and Udall have introduced unsuccessful bills in the past that would have created national boards to oversee and fund research into weather modification. That is, artificially changing or controlling the weather. “I … am very supportive of and concerned about weather prediction and modification,” Hutchison said at an appropriations hearing in 2011. “And I think we need to know more basic science, and we also need to — to use...
  • House passes bill eliminating Senate confirmation for presidential appointees

    08/04/2012 9:15:46 AM PDT · by GregNH · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/2012 | Alex Pappas
    Update:The House passed the legislation Tuesday night by a vote of 261-116. The bill now goes to President Obama’s desk for his signature.The House of Representatives is set to consider legislation Tuesday that would exempt certain presidential appointees from having to be confirmed by the Senate. But a number of conservative groups are arguing that the “Presidential Efficiency and Streamlining Act” amounts to Congress neutering itself and giving the executive branch unprecedented power. Presidential appointees that would no longer require Senate confirmation under the legislation include the treasurer of the United States and the deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation...
  • Obama Authorizes Secret US Support for Syrian Rebels

    08/04/2012 9:09:10 AM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 02 Aug 2012 11:39 AM
    President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said. Obama's order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence "finding," broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad. This and other developments signal a shift toward growing, albeit still circumscribed, support for Assad's armed opponents - a shift that intensified following last month's failure of the U.N. Security Council to agree on tougher sanctions against the Damascus government....
  • Barack Obama Runs On Empty And Toward Defeat

    08/04/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    IBD ^ | 8/3/2012 | Douglass MacKinnnon
    The social experiment that was Barack Obama's election and presidency is over. Way over. As one who was born in the heart of Boston and worked the political world of Washington for 20 years, I know quite a few Democrats. Some are family, and many are close friends. Most voted for Obama in 2008. None at this point is inclined to vote for him in 2012. Why? Because they view him as an abject failure across the board and have decided to put the welfare of their families and themselves before the empty rhetoric of the Obama campaign before it's...
  • The Left Continues To Ignore Rampant Voter ID Fraud, Says Photo ID Laws Are Racist

    08/04/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | August 4, 2012 | Demetrius Minor
    With the presidential election less than four months away, it's imperative that voters in November find the process as fair and accessible as possible. Several states have decided to enact the requirement of possessing a photo ID to help prevent the occurrence of voter fraud. Predictably, many on the Left are vocalizing their opposition to these measures, claiming that the elderly and minorities would not have the resources needed to acquire one, putting them at a distinct disadvantage. This debate was accelerated to a higher level when Emily Schultheis of Politico opined that young voters and minorities will be grossly...
  • Obama brings back Biden pitch, suggests tax-paying ‘patriotic’

    08/04/2012 9:05:21 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 13 replies ^ | 8/4/2012 |
    President Obama suggested it’s “patriotic” for well-off Americans to pay more in taxes, bringing back an argument then-Sen. Joe Biden first made before the 2008 election.
  • Islamist Egyptian Lawyer Al-Zayat: A Malaysian Muslim Is Better than a Christian Egyptian

    08/04/2012 9:03:51 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7-28-12 | Al-Nahar TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian Salafi lawyer Muntassir Al-Zayat, which aired on Al-Nahar TV on July 28, 2012. Interviewer: Do you agree that a Malaysian Muslim is better than an Egyptian Christian – or, at least, closer [to you]? Muntassir Al-Zayat: With regard to relations – yes, of course I agree. Interviewer: You do? Muntassir Al-Zayat: Yes, of course. Brotherly relations in Islam are universal. Interviewer: But what about your common citizenship? Muntassir Al-Zayat: There is no contradiction. [...]
  • The Tampa Tribune has ceased reporting on fatal accidents and criminal activity. What's going on?

    08/04/2012 9:01:58 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 21 replies
    Over the past week I have noticed a startling and complete absence of reporting in The Tampa Tribune on any local automobile accidents, criminal activity, thefts, break-ins, prostitution, etc. In short, any unlawful and illegal activity which historically has been a large percentage of the reporting at The Tampa Tribune suddenly has been stricken from the paper. I know for a fact of one incident involving the Tampa shooting death of a man by his son, which occurred earlier this week, because I work with a man who lives next door to the house in which the murder took place....
  • Al-Azhar Cleric Hashem Islam Ali Islam: Suicide Bombings Are a Religious Duty

    08/04/2012 8:59:26 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 2 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7-12--12 | Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)
    Following are excerpts from a program featuring Egyptian cleric Hashem Islam Ali Islam, a member of the Fatwa Committee of Al-Azhar, which aired on Al Aqsa TV on July 12, 2012. I say to people who object to martyrdom operations that martyrdom operations are among the deeds most pleasing to Allah. They constitute a religious duty in this day and age, in order to strike at the Zionist enemy. [...]
  • Chick-fil-A, Gay Marriage, and Your Grandchildren

    08/04/2012 8:58:11 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 69 replies ^ | Aug 2 2012 | Chris Ladd
    It’s hard to read about...Civil Rights... without playing a game of ‘what would I have done?’ ... This spring when Obama described his “evolution”... I felt like I could relate... When... people rise up and demonstrate their commitment to their rights... how do you say no to them in good conscience? ... one is inevitably reminded of the Civil Rights Movement. The pattern of non-violent resistance adopted by Martin Luther King had a complex beauty, operating at one time on so many levels... The Civil Rights Movement placed the burden of black suffering squarely on the plates of people all...