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  • Louis Farrakhan: Gang Members Can Serve As Protectors

    02/25/2013 7:50:41 AM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | February 25, 2013 | Quinn Ford
    UNIVERSITY VILLAGE — Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told thousands of followers Sunday he was planning to reach out to gang leaders to help "protect" the Nation of Islam. That came at the Nation of Islam's annual Saviours' Day convention. Farrakhan, 79, renewed the call for African Americans to pool money and buy as much land as possible, in order to "control means of production" and produce food and other goods, such as clothing.
  • Father of U.S. slavery was a black man

    02/25/2013 7:50:35 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2013 | Ben Kinchlow
    February has been officially designated, recognized by many and even celebrated by some as Black History Month or National African-American History Month. While it is acknowledged in some other countries (most notably Canada and the U.K.), it is primarily devoted to the achievements of African-Americans in the U.S. It will, henceforth, include the historical fact that Barack Hussein Obama became the first African-American president of the United States. However, early American history also reveals another dramatic first involving a black American. In truth, it should be considered a joint celebration. We are, in actuality, acknowledging the achievements of both blacks...
  • By All Means, Leave’: The Amazingly Blunt Response

    02/25/2013 7:49:06 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/24/2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    I know of other new-to-Wyoming families in similar contemplation. Your choices matter. It would be sad to see an exodus of educated, childrearing age adults from Wyoming as a result of poor lawmaking,” she wrote. Hunt’s response? “By all means, leave.” “I’ll be blunt,” he wrote back. “If you don’t like the political atmosphere of Wyoming, then by all means, leave. We, who have been here a very long time (I am proudly 4th generation) are quite proud of our independent heritage.
  • WTC bombing World Trade Center (Feb. 26, 1993) 20 years ago tomorrow.

    02/25/2013 7:34:29 AM PST · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Feb. 26, 1993 until 2013 | fishtank
    Twenty years ago tomorrow......
  • NYC Man Arrested in Meat Cleaver Attack on Wife

    02/25/2013 7:32:46 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    AP ^ | February 25, 2013
    A husband hacked his wife with a meat cleaver on a bustling Chinatown street before firefighters tackled him, police said Monday. Ming Guang Huang, 28, was hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation after being arrested on attempted murder and other charges, police said.
  • Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    02/25/2013 7:31:49 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 25th, 2013 | Tim Reid and Nichola Groom
    OS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise and unprecedented appearance on Sunday's Oscars telecast when she presented the award for Best Picture, the first time a president or first lady has ever presented an Academy Award. Appearing live on screen from the White House in Washington, almost 3,000 miles from the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood, Obama praised the work of the movie industry before announcing the Iran hostage drama "Argo" the Best Picture winner. Wearing a silver evening dress, Obama said this year's nominated films had "made us laugh, made us weep and grip our...
  • Democrats Plan To Pay Second Amendment Protesters Gets Shot Down

    02/25/2013 7:29:53 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 13 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 02/25/2013
    A ‘Second Amendment Rally’ is being held in Albany this Thursday the 28th, and will feature National Rifle Association President David Keene, and various other speakers opposed to new gun legislation passed last month in New York state. The Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013 currently hails as the single most restrictive assault on Second Amendment rights in the country, and was forced through the legislative process without public review – a tactic that even Governor Cuomo admits was the only way to enact the law. As a counter to the massive Second Amendment support being demonstrated...
  • Horrific video surfaces of Ford City Mall Riot tied to Mindless Behavior

    02/25/2013 7:28:22 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 58 replies ^ | Feb 22, 2013
    Horrific video surfaces of Ford City Mall Riot tied to Mindless Behavior Video surfaced today of a violent riot that broke out following an appearance Saturday at Ford City mall in Chicago by urban boy band Mindless Behavior. According to the Chicago Sun Times initial report damage in the mall was limited to a destroyed planted box. Over fifty squad cars descended on the mall to defuse the situation, leading to twenty arrests. This new video shows the extent of the chaos outside of the mall. Unidentified African American teenagers can be seen flashing gang signs and discussing their dubious...
  • Any New on a Third Season of the TV Series Jericho? (Vanity)

    02/25/2013 7:26:46 AM PST · by pgkdan · 15 replies
    02/25/13 | pgkdan
    I just finished watching all 30 episodes of the series "Jericho" and thoght it was very good. I was surprised to see that it ended after only 8 episodes in season 2. Does anyone know if a third season is planned? I heard rumorss that Netflix was considering picking it up.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,February 25-March 1,2013

    02/25/2013 7:25:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies ^ | February 25-March 1, 2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Boehner to hold 4 p.m. sequester press conference

    02/25/2013 7:24:37 AM PST · by illiac · 124 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 2/25/13 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- House Speaker John Boehner will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. Eastern to discuss the across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester, his office said. Without a deal, $85 billion in gradual budget cuts will begin on Friday,
  • An essay that when read backwards, has the opposite meaning

    02/25/2013 7:16:09 AM PST · by Slump Tester · 14 replies
    We all know that a palindrome is a word or sentence that reads the same backwards as forward. But what should we call an essay that when read backwards, has the opposite meaning? This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward. Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite.
  • Michelle Obama's Surprise Oscars Appearance: How It Happened, Dress Details!

    02/25/2013 7:14:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 02/25/2013 | JUSTIN RAVITZ
    People you expect to see towards the end of a typical Oscar ceremony: Jack Nicholson. People don't expect to see: First Lady Michelle Obama. Presenting the final award of Sunday's very long Academy Awards -- Best Picture -- three-time Oscar winner Nicholson, 75, introduced the President's wife, 49, appearing via satellite from the White House. "Thank you Jack, and welcome to the White House everyone. I'm so honored to introduce the nominees for Best Picture," said the First Lady, resplendent in a Naeem Khan dress plus chandelier earrings. "And to help celebrate the movies that lift our spirits, broaden our...
  • An open letter to 'gay' teens

    02/25/2013 7:14:44 AM PST · by jimluke01 · 9 replies
    WordNetDaily ^ | Matt Barber
    Who am I? I’m a husband and a father. More importantly, and by the grace of God, I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. This is what motivates me to write you. You don’t have to read on, but I pray you will. What I write I write with the purest of aims and with your well-being in mind – physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, both now and for eternity. You will read truth here, not because I say it’s true – I’m nobody – but, rather, because the Creator of the universe, the very God Who wove you together in...
  • Cardinal Keith O'Brien Resigns as Archbishop [UK]

    02/25/2013 7:14:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/25/13 | Robert Pigott
    Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, is stepping down as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church. It follows claims, which he contests, of inappropriate behaviour towards priests dating back to the 1980s. In a statement, the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh apologised to those he had offended for "failures" during his ministry. The cardinal also confirmed he would not take part in the papal election. This means Britain will be unrepresented in the election of a new pontiff. The Vatican confirmed the cardinal has stepped down from his post. The Scottish Catholic Media Office said Pope...
  • Backlash against gun laws at industry and grassroots levels

    02/25/2013 7:10:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Gun owners rallied at the Capitol last month, part of a growing backlash against gun regulations that now include an expanding industry boycott. Credits: Dave Workman Saturday saw small but significant rallies of armed citizens in several states including Washington, as more firearms industry companies are joining a boycott of New York and other jurisdictions that adopt gun laws restricting the rights of citizens. The big names in guns, including Smith & Wesson, Glock, Sig Sauer, Sturm Ruger and other have not yet announced their intentions, but there clearly is a backlash in the works. For gun prohibitionists, it is...
  • The Rejection of America's Volunteer Military

    02/25/2013 7:08:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | February 25, 2013 | Political Calculations
    Today, we're revisiting the topic of the ages of those who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War 2, because we have new information to add to it! Before we go any further, the reason we're doing this is because this information plays a key part in one of the projects we're developing behind the scenes here at Political Calculations, which we'll be presenting in bits and seemingly unrelated pieces throughout this year. So what information are we adding today? Well, it's about the end of volunteerism and the institutionalization of mandatory conscription for filling the ranks of...
  • The Ph.D Bust: America's Awful Market for Young Scientists—in 7 Charts

    02/25/2013 7:05:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 02/25/2013 | Jordan Weissmann
    Politicians and businessmen are fond of talking about America's scientist shortage -- the dearth of engineering and lab talent that will inevitably leave us sputtering in the global economy. But perhaps it's time they start talking about our scientist surplus instead. I am by no means the first person to make this point. But I was compelled to try and illustrate it after reading a report from Inside Higher Ed on this weekend's gloomy gathering of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In short, job prospects for young science Ph.D.'s haven't been looking so hot these last few...
  • Swedish women warned off dating 'US men' online

    02/25/2013 7:01:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    A US engineer whose online claims didn't turn out to be true have left a Gothenburg woman out of pocket and brokenhearted, and one of dozens of Swedish women who have fallen victim to an increasingly common online dating scam.
  • The Arrival Of Japan’s Sunset

    02/25/2013 7:00:13 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies ^ | 2-25-2013 | Gregor Macdonald
    The Arrival Of Japan’s SunsetGregory MacdonaldFebruary 25, 2013For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled. ~ Richard Feynman Waiting for Japan’s economy to make a strong recovery has been an ongoing game since 1990. Shall we play that game one more time? There have been many false dawns in Japan over the past 20 years. Struggling with a combination of crushing debt and deadly demographics, Japan’s economy has stubbornly refused to make progress, despite numerous government efforts that range from currency devaluation to endless public works projects. None of this was enough,...