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  • CPAC invitation calls MSNBC’s Chris Hayes ‘one of America’s leading conservative voices’

    02/23/2013 5:17:07 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | by Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy reported, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was invited to participate in a CPAC panel while gay conservative group GOProud was not. The stupid, it burns. Hayes' appears to have received the same form letter as other invitees. As one of America’s leading conservative voices, your participation in CPAC 2013 will be critical in our efforts to unite and energize conservatives. But Hayes’ “leading conservative voice” is unlikely to make it to CPAC after all.
  • Florida doesn't have enough doctors for Medicaid expansion, lobby group says

    02/23/2013 5:14:40 PM PST · by upchuck · 23 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Kathleen Haughney
    Brace yourself for longer lines at the doctor's office. Whether you're employed and insured, elderly and on Medicare, or poor and covered by Medicaid, the Florida Medical Association says there's a growing shortage of doctors — especially specialists — available to provide you with medical care. And if the Florida Legislature goes along with Gov. Rick Scott's recommendation to offer Medicaid coverage to an additional 1 million Floridians — part of the Affordable Care Act that takes effect next January — the FMA says that shortage will only get worse. "Florida needs more doctors and it needs more nurses, and...
  • National park cuts could hit state hard

    02/23/2013 5:07:02 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 22, 2013 | Peter Fimrite
    Park rangers in the Bay Area and throughout California would be laid off, interpretive programs would be cut and Yosemite's bears might end up with a perpetual trash banquet if the federal government does not find a deficit-reduction plan, according to a National Park Service document leaked this week. The lack of a long-term financial plan would mean a $1.2 trillion across-the-board cut in federal spending and a 5 percent hit to the budgets of the 398 national parks, including Yosemite National Park, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore. The cuts would be necessary in...
  • Man charged for helping wife commit suicide

    02/23/2013 5:06:43 PM PST · by Abathar · 14 replies
    Fox59 News ^ | Feb. 23, 2013 | Joe LePage
    A man charged with aiding his wife’s suicide says he never wanted her dead. He said he tried to take back the noose he gave her when they were fighting but investigators are not buying it. Nick Ellis made the noose his wife used to hang herself, but he said he never thought she would use it. “I, in no way, assisted my wife with killing herself,” said Ellis. “Now, I am sitting in jail because of this.” Police said he helped his wife, Jessica, do just that. “I have never seen anything like this and we have never charged...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE POWER OF LOVE ~ 24 February 2012

    02/23/2013 4:59:04 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THE POWER OF LOVE What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things. This story will keep you singing! Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. Karen and her spouse found out that the new baby was going to be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael would sing to his sister in Mommy's...
  • 7 Names The New Pope Should Avoid (No not that name!)

    02/23/2013 4:42:51 PM PST · by NYer · 80 replies
    NC Register ^ | February 22, 2013 | Patrick Archbold
    Of all the possible advice I could give to a new Pontiff, perhaps the most important would be on the subject of name selection. I wouldn't presume to tell the new Pope what name to pick, but I feel very qualified to tell him which names not to pick. All of the names below are previous names of Popes that should not be repeated. Let's just say they would send the wrong message or offer too many opportunities to detractors.Hilarius Picking this name is just asking for trouble. Trust me, Holy Father, it will be very difficult for you to...
  • The Big Dogs On Wall Street Are Starting To Get Very Nervous

    02/23/2013 4:42:22 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    TEC ^ | 2-23-2013 | Michael Snyder
    The Big Dogs On Wall Street Are Starting To Get Very Nervous By Michael Snyder February 21st, 2013 Why are some of the biggest names in the corporate world unloading stock like there is no tomorrow, and why are some of the most prominent investors on Wall Street loudly warning about the possibility of a market crash? Should we be alarmed that the big dogs on Wall Street are starting to get very nervous? In a previous article, I got very excited about a report that indicated that corporate insiders were selling nine times more of their own shares than...
  • Nun Implicated in Voter Fraud

    02/23/2013 4:36:54 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    CMR ^ | February 20, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    A nun has been implicated by prosecutors in a troubling case of election fraud, according to local news reports. It's been alleged by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters that Sister Marge Kloos of the Sisters of Charity mailed in an absentee ballot of Sister Rose Marie Hewitt who had reportedly passed away on October 4th of last year. Deters sent a letter to the Board of Elections that said: Re: Deceased Voter Rose Marie Hewitt. Please be advised that sufficient information has been developed with respect to the above mentioned matter to determine that there is probable cause to believe...
  • The Impact of the Sequester on Communities Across America (Bring a crying towel & a bucket)

    02/23/2013 4:36:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Center for American Progress ^ | February 22, 2013 | Anna Chu
    In just one week our nation faces yet another manufactured fiscal crisis. This time a refusal to compromise by conservative leaders in Congress would lead to massive, damaging across-the-board spending cuts on March 1, potentially dragging the economy back into recession and hurting American families by slashing critical investments in job training, public health, and public safety. The spending cuts, also known as the “sequester,” are a direct result of a long push by conservatives to take the nation’s economy hostage in order to secure massive, harmful spending cuts. In the summer of 2011, in exchange for agreeing to pay...
  • Wildlife Officials Warn Hunters Of Deadly Rabbit Fever

    RALEIGH, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) - Officials with both the North Carolina Division of Public Health and the Wildlife Commission are urging hunters to be wary about rabbit fever after two hunters contracted it this month.
  • Entrepreneurs Say Business Is Good for Personal Lives

    02/23/2013 4:16:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    BusinessNewsDaily ^ | February 14, 2013 | David Mielach
    A third of all small business owners in a recent survey say their family life and their relationships have improved as a result of owning their own business. Small business owners also are more likely to be married than other workers are, researchers found. Sixty percent of the 1,100 small business owners in the poll say they are married, which is 10 percentage points higher than the national average. Small business owners also place a high emphasis on their personal relationships. Eighty-seven percent say they value their personal relationships at least as much as their business. And 80 percent say...
  • Bush CIA Director: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Portrayal of Interrogations 'Not Factually True'

    02/23/2013 3:59:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 23, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    On the eve of Sunday's Academy Awards presentation, former George W. Bush CIA Director Michael Hayden has made a strong statement about the hunt for Osama bin Laden film "Zero Dark Thirty." In an interview to be aired on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday, Hayden said, "If you look at the movie, it was artistically true, not factually true. Artistically, it portrayed the CIA interrogation program, but factually it was overwrought and inaccurate" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Bush CIA Director: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Portrayal of Interrogations 'Not Factually True' FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: Did enhanced interrogation techniques, specifically waterboarding,...
  • German Bishops Aren’t the First to Allow for Plan B (USCCB approved in 2009)

    02/23/2013 3:50:49 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    truth and charity ^ | February 22, 2013
    This morning, a headline blazed across many Catholic computer screens stating German bishops’ decision to allow the ‘morning-after pill’ in rape cases. The article quoted Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg as saying that the ‘morning-after pill’ could be used “as long as this has a prophylactic and not an abortive effect.” The outrage among faithful Catholics that such an announcement generates is understandable, as the bishops’ decision not only continues to create a market for the ‘morning-after pill’ but, more notably, dances a line between preventing pregnancy and killing a baby.What might surprise many Catholics is that the new position...
  • Panama Canal Project Raises Ire Around East Ports

    02/23/2013 3:44:12 PM PST · by Stalwart · 13 replies
    AP ^ | February 23, 2013 | KATIE ZEZIMA
    "We believe that an appropriate analysis would likely reveal changes in the distribution pattern of cargo which could reasonably be expected to result in environmental impacts, particularly air quality impacts associated with increased Port activity and associated diesel truck traffic," the EPA wrote in remarks submitted to the Coast Guard.
  • Arabs Attack Jews En Route to Megillah Reading

    02/23/2013 3:43:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    Arabs ambushed and attacked a convoy of cars driven by Jews on the road leading to the demolished outpost of Yad Yair. No one was reported hurt. The Jews are residents of the Dolev-Talmonim bloc in the Binyamin region. They drive to Yad Yair every year on Purim to read the Megillah there. Usually, the pilgrimage is carried out without army approval. Since the road to Yad Yair is blocked by a military checkpoint, the residents usually drive through a roundabout way that passes through three Arab villages. This year, the IDF brigade commander in charge of the region asked...
  • Chi-Coms Hack Into White House Photos of Obama's Golf Outing!!!

    02/23/2013 3:33:00 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-19-2013 | MOTUS
    Have you seen the reports about the Chinese army being behind hundreds of cyber attacks on U.S. targets? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s true. Just last night my own hard drive was infiltrated and as a result my copyrighted image of Lady M on the Aspen slopes maliciously showed up on the worldwide innertubes early this morning:              I know it was a hack job because I worked on it all afternoon after receiving a special request from SB to get Lady M to pose on the bunny hill in Rosa DeLauro’s capital steps outfit. I...
  • A 9/11 Victim’s Family Raises New Objections to ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

    02/23/2013 3:02:37 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 22, 2013 | By MICHAEL CIEPLY
    LOS ANGELES — It’s not over yet for “Zero Dark Thirty” — at least, not in the complaints department. As the Oscars approach on Sunday, the film, which is nominated for five awards, including best picture, has drawn new objections from the survivors of Betty Ann Ong, a flight attendant who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. The survivors contend that Ms. Ong’s voice, recorded on a call from American Airlines Flight 11 before it hit the World Trade Center, was improperly used in an opening sequence of “Zero Dark Thirty.” They are demanding an apology at the Academy Awards...
  • Obama: If Republicans don’t give me what I want I will make planes fall from the sky

    02/23/2013 3:01:47 PM PST · by Starman417 · 48 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-23-13 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama is warning America of the devastation that the sequester will visit upon the country, including Furloughs of 800,000 civilian Pentagon employees; Meat inspector furloughs from which food shortages will result; Air Traffic Controller furloughs resulting in three-hour waits at airports to clear security; Reductions in embassy protection and border patrols; Cutting the Persian Gulf Naval presence from two aircraft carriers to one; Diminished emergency services; fewer police and firefighters on the streets; Reduced military readiness; Criminals going free because federal prosecutors will have to close cases; Thousands of teacher and educator layoffs Tens of thousands of parents will...
  • And then Education enters the Twilight Zone

    02/23/2013 2:54:18 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 12, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [Summary: To dumb down the public schools, our elite educators often rely on sophistry.] Disingenuous. Paradox. Counterintuitive. Sophistry. Counterproductive. These five words always fascinated me. They suggest unexpected warps in a common-sense grasp of the world. Something is out of kilter, weird, defective, or whacko. American public education in the 20th century--which has been characterized as “deliberate dumbing down”--is impossible to discuss without constant recourse to these quirky words. They point to deception, but done with art and flair. Rod Sterling captured the resulting sense of disorientation: “You unlock this door...Beyond it is another dimension....You’re moving into a land of...
  • Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima”: The Most Reproduced and Parodied Photo in History?

    02/23/2013 2:41:30 PM PST · by Saint X · 38 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 2/23/13 | U.S. Naval Institute
    Photographer Joe Rosenthal admitted that when he took a shot of five Marines and one Navy corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima’s Mt. Suribachi on 23 February 1945, he had no idea that he had captured something extraordinary. He was setting up for a different shot when he spotted the group of men planting the flag and quickly took a snap without even looking through the viewfinder. The chance photo would become iconic overnight and go on to win the Pulitzer Prize.