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  • Wild Turkeys Running Loose in East Bay Town, Parents Keeping Kids Indoors

    02/26/2013 6:06:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu., Feb. 21 2013 | Erin Sherbert
    A troop of turkeys goes house-hunting in Berkeley While the suburban residents of Concord try to deal with that wayward camel at commute time, the folks in quiet Albany are battling their own random creatures. We came across this fun news item this morning from CBS, which explains how a dozen or so wild turkeys are overrunning the small town of Albany with their annoying gobbles, clucks, and cackles. Interestingly enough, the turkey troops showed up after Thanksgiving and have overstayed their welcome. Parents are worried these wild birds will try to take on their children (sounds like a Stephen...
  • Ex-Bears QB Miller: Religion a barrier for gays in locker room

    02/26/2013 5:59:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 26, 2013
    Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim Miller cited religion Tuesday in arguing that an openly gay player would not be welcomed in NFL locker rooms. “There are some religions that are just not going to accept a gay individual in the locker room,” Miller told "The McNeil and Spiegel Show" on WSCR-AM 670. “So now, are you as an organization going to bring that element into your locker room and think everything is going to be OK?
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Desert Test ~ 27 February 2013

    02/26/2013 5:59:01 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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  • VIDEO: Chinese Communist Official Trashes Airport Boarding Gate After Missing Flight

    02/26/2013 5:55:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 | Lee Moran
    Party official Yan Linkun was caught on camera going berserk after missing his plane at Changshui International Airport.Missing a flight may make you angry — but there's no need to flip out like this Chinese Communist Party official. Astonishing security camera footage showing Yan Linkun trashing a boarding gate at Kunming’s Changshui International Airport has gone viral. Yan is seen ripping out computers, trying to smash a glass door with a sign and violently lashing the doors — all in front of his bewildered-looking wife and a growing crowd. Business Insider reports the couple turned up late to the gate...
  • AB InBev Sued Over Claim Budweiser Overstated Alcohol Level (WEAK!)

    02/26/2013 5:55:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 2/26/13 | Sophia Pearson
  • Levin Goes Nuclear Over Hagel: Screw Our Allies! It's A Victory For Obama!

    02/26/2013 5:55:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/26/13 | DailyRushbo
    Mark unleashes... -heck
  • OUTRAGE: DHS Releases ‘Thousands’ of Illegal Aliens from Prison – Citing ‘Budget Cuts’

    02/26/2013 5:53:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    standwitharizona.com ^ | 26 February, 2012 | John Hill
    Despite potential budget cuts being 4 days away and with Congress and the Administration negotiating to avoid them, the Department of Homeland Security has already started releasing hundreds of illegal aliens held in local jails in anticipation of automatic “sequestration” cuts – out of a planned total of more than 10,000 aliens to be released. Sources tell Stand With Arizona that DHS has “34,000 beds” for illegal aliens, meaning that Secretary Janet Napolitano is releasing nearly 1/3 of all DHS-detained illegal aliens in the United States – despite the fact that no actual cuts have even begun, and despite a...
  • Indianapolis Teen With Intent to Walk 10 Miles for Job Interview Gets Ride — and Job — From Stranger

    02/26/2013 5:48:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 | David Boroff
    Jhaqueil Reagan started at Papa Roux restaurant on Monday after making quick impression on co-owner Art Bouvier, who picked him up three miles into his walk. And now business has doubled. An Indianapolis teen was intent on walking 10 miles in freezing conditions for a job interview. Then a kind stranger offered him a lift — and a job. And as a result, the good Samaritan has seen his business double. Jhaqueil Reagan set of early Friday morning on his journey to another part of the city for a 1 p.m. job interview at an Indianapolis store. It was roughly...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-26-13

    02/26/2013 5:46:18 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-26-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • What you did last Friday (OFA anti-2A rent-a-mob pics)

    02/26/2013 5:45:58 PM PST · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Obama post-election campaign email
    Right now, add your name to say you'll keep the heat on Congress until they vote on sensible solutions to reduce gun violence. Matt -- We know a thing or two about making change. We know that doing big things means all of us doing what we can, where we live. That couldn't have been clearer on Friday for the national gun violence Day of Action. We had 117 events in congressional districts across the country. Thousands of supporters joined in, and thousands more called and tweeted at your representatives, demanding real action from Washington to reduce gun violence. On...
  • The Papacy and the 'Gay Mafia'

    02/26/2013 5:43:56 PM PST · by mlizzy · 12 replies
    ChurchMilitant.TV ^ | 2-26-13 | Michael Voris
    Hello everyone and welcome to this Vortex SPECIAL REPORT where lies and falsehoods are trapped and exposed. I’m Michael Voris. There is a passage in the Book of Numbers – “be sure your sins will find you out”. Well, at long last, that is finally happening to the homosexual network inside the Church .. even in the Vatican itself. To be certain .. the tentacles of this beast go much deeper and extend much further than even many of the most suspicious-minded may have initially thought...
  • Charge dropped against 10-year-old who carried toy gun on school bus

    02/26/2013 5:33:32 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2013 | Donna St. George and Allison Klein
    Three weeks after a 10-year-old Alexandria boy was arrested for showing a toy gun to another student on a school bus, prosecutors dropped charges against the child Tuesday and his record was scrubbed clean. “We did not feel it was appropriate or productive to proceed with criminal prosecution and believe the matter can be best handled administratively within the school system,” said Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney S. Randolph Sengel. The child’s mother, Nakicha Gilbert, said that she was glad her son’s courtroom travails had ended but that “it should’ve never happened” in the first place. The fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary...
  • State deer herd hit with hemorrhagic disease (LA)

    02/26/2013 5:28:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    LouisianaSportsman.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | Andy Crawford
    Southcentral, Southeast Louisiana hit particularly hard, LDWF veterinarian says. Hunters could see sick deer this season, as hemorrhagic disease makes its way through the deer herd. The LDWF said deer in Southcentral and Southeast Louisiana have been particularly hard hit. LouisianaSportsman.com user “papa-p” was shocked when he checked his trail camera recently and found a photo of what could only be described as a very sick deer. “Hate seeing this picture on trail cam,” papa wrote on Oct. 12. “We had also found a young deer dead last month.” User “sportsman0917” worried it could be chronic wasting disease spreading from...
  • Senator: If Boehner Agree’s To Tax Hikes He’s Finished As Speaker

    02/26/2013 5:27:46 PM PST · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-26-13 | Curt
    Is he right? I don't think so. Boehner has caved many times already and he still got elected to the speakership. How many times have I pondered 'is THIS the time the Republicans will show some backbone' and each time I am disappointed. Girding for disappointment again: WI Sen. Ron Johnson warned yesterday that he believes John Boehner would lose his speakership if he caved on higher taxes. "I don't quite honestly believe that Speaker Boehner would be speaker if that happens. I think he would lose his speakership," Johnson told FOX News' "Special Report. Boehner is sending the right...
  • Middle Skills, Middle Money?

    02/26/2013 5:22:52 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 13 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | February 26, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    People with an Associate’s degree may earn less in their lifetime, but they might just be earning more right now. New data shows that an Associate’s degree may impart the ‘middle skills’ which are the ticket to the middle class. “Nearly 30% of Americans with associate’s degrees now make more than those with bachelor’s degrees, according to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce,” reports Jon Marcus for CNN Money. “In fact, other recent research in several states shows that, on average, community college graduates right out of school make more than graduates of four-year universities.” However, “Although these...
  • India financed problems for Pakistan in Afghanistan, says US Defence Secretary nominee Chuck Hage

    02/26/2013 5:18:13 PM PST · by ravager · 9 replies
    NDTV ^ | February 27, 2013 00:03 IST | Mala Das
    New Delhi/Washington: India has sharply rejected that it "financed problems" in Afghanistan to create trouble for Pakistan, as alleged by Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's Defence Secretary nominee. Despite the controversy, the US Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for confirmation of Mr Hagel to be the US' next Defense Secretary. The confirmation is expected later in the day. "Senator Hagel's remarks are in sharp contrast to the viewpoint of the Obama Administration that has always been in praise of India's developmental role in Afghanistan and in fact has been pressing New Delhi to do more in Afghanistan," a statement...
  • Dreams of gas riches fading for NY landowners

    02/26/2013 5:10:10 PM PST · by posterchild · 31 replies
    AP via news.yahoo.com ^ | Tues Feb 26, 2013 | Mary Esch
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) -- When word spread about the potential natural gas riches of the Marcellus Shale, Kimberly More saw it as the hope for saving her horse farm. She figured that leasing her 170 acres to a drilling company could bring an upfront bonus of nearly half a million dollars, plus a monthly royalty when gas starts to flow, enough to pay for a new house, a new barn and her own riding business. "I have three young girls. My husband left," More said. "I don't want to be on social services. I want to take care of my...
  • Sure, the economy is creating jobs; guess where?

    02/26/2013 5:08:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration yucked it up when Texas Gov. Rick Perry offered an open invitation to California companies to come on down and check out the Lone Star state's business climate, chiding that maybe Texas should devote a little more of their time and resources to fixing their own domestic troubles and claiming that California is doing just fine in terms of job creation.But in Forbes' latest survey of The Best Cities for Good Jobs, Texas totally spanked California, snagging the top four spots and five out of the top six, while only San Francisco managed to take...
  • John Kerry says Americans 'have a right to be stupid' and tells how he lost his diplomatic passport

    02/26/2013 5:08:03 PM PST · by yoe · 33 replies
    Mail On LIne ^ | February 26, 2013 | Hayley Peterson
    'In America, you have a right to be stupid, if you want to be... and we tolerate that,' Kerry said to a packed Internet cafe in Berlin.Kerry stopped in Berlin as part of his nine-country trip abroad - his first trip as secretary of state He recalled how he learned about the divide in postwar Berlin as a young man living with his American diplomat father
  • US defence secretary nominee backs Pakistan against India

    02/26/2013 5:06:48 PM PST · by ravager · 17 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Feb 27, 2013, 01.06 AM IST | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: American conservatives trying to torpedo the confirmation of Senator Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for US defence secretary, have pulled out an "India card". Hagel has been accused of fingering India for its alleged disruptive role against Pakistan in Afghanistan. A shocked New Delhi, which sees Hagel as a friend, angrily denied any suggestion that India is a troublemaker in the region. The provocative remark, in which Senator Hagel accuses New Delhi of "financing problems" for Pakistan in Afghanistan, was dredged out by a conservative publication on the eve of his confirmation hearing which his former Republican colleagues have...
  • Home, Where the Fizz Is

    02/26/2013 5:01:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2013 | Julia Moskin
    It can take just 90 seconds and a rubber band. Curious cooks have begun hacking carbonators, the soda-making machines that are proliferating in American home kitchens. Most buyers are happy to use them for their intended purpose: turning tap water into sparkling water. But off-label, they have been used to make herb-infused sparkling wine, newfangled sangria, heady cocktails and nonalcoholic — but intoxicatingly delicious — sodas. Recently, in a storefront laboratory in Chinatown, Piper Kristensen, a bartender and occasional lab assistant who works for the avant-garde bar Booker and Dax in the East Village, studied a SodaStream Penguin. It had...
  • 7 things that must be at the top of Hagel's 'to do' list

    02/26/2013 4:59:52 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 8 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | By Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (ret.)
    It’s official. Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel is our new Secretary of Defense. What challenges does he face as he takes over the Defense Department? Here's the truth: a broken Pentagon is in desperate need of an overhaul. Let’s start with the draconian budget reductions facing DoD as the “sequester” looms. If the sequester happens this week it will, for better or worse, have a direct impact on a full spectrum of Pentagon operations. For starters, the sequester will cut about $1 trillion dollars out of the Pentagon budget. That money will disappear without any considerations regarding either national security...
  • Alabama City Considering Ordinance to Disarm Citizens During Natural Disasters (VIDEO)

    02/26/2013 4:59:38 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 30 replies
    Guns. com ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    An Alabama city is considering an ordinance that would allow law enforcement to disarm citizens who appear to be acting “unruly” during a natural disaster or statewide crisis. Guntersville Mayor Leigh Dollar spoke to local news affiliate ABC 31 about the impetus behind what’s been described as the ‘emergency powers resolution.’ “We are not trying to infringe upon anyone constitutional rights whatsoever. It’s just to protect the workers working out there in a disaster,” Dollar said. In April of 2011, the city was hit by tornadoes causing lawmakers to rethink the way in which power is delegated during a state...
  • Democrats, specifically Maxine Waters slips admitting socialism

    02/26/2013 4:59:11 PM PST · by Capt.Michaels · 6 replies
    You Tube poster ^ | Apr 9, 2010 | CornerTalker
    Democrats describe their worldview and plans In Their Own Words
  • Warming climate could mean bigger blizzards, less snow

    02/26/2013 4:56:52 PM PST · by tobyhill · 44 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/26/2013 | Matt Smith and Brandon Miller
    OK, go ahead and get the "Where's my global warming?" jokes out of your system. With the U.S. Midwest trudging through its second blizzard in a week, we understand. But while it may seem contradictory at first, scientists say bigger blizzards fit the pattern they expect to see from a changing climate. The immediate meteorological cause of the back-to-back snowstorms is a colder-than-normal mass of air that's been hovering over the central United States, combined with an amped-up jet stream that's been dipping south from Canada. That makes conditions ripe for major snowstorms after a warmer-than-normal January for most of...
  • EPA Increases Mandates For Fuels That Don't Exist

    02/26/2013 4:56:20 PM PST · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy: In yet another green folly, the lawless Environmental Protection Agency continues to fine gasoline producers for not using cellulosic biofuels in quantities that don't exist, making only more pain at the pump. Last month, a federal court dealt a serious blow to the Environmental Protection Agency's renewable fuels push by ruling that the agency exceeded its authority by mandating refiners use cellulosic biofuels, which aren't commercially available. The EPA's lawless response in a lawless administration was to raise its requirements. In 2005 and 2007, Congress twice amended the Clean Air Act to establish a renewable fuel standard (RFS) that...
  • Group Pimping Out Obamas

    02/26/2013 4:53:23 PM PST · by WXRGina · 2 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | February 26, 2013 | Scooter Van Neuter
    WASHINGTON (BHN) - Recent shocking reports claim the shadowy liberal big money group "Organizing for Action" is pimping out the President and First Lady for intimate White House sessions. A source in the organization reports that $500K will buy two hours of "private time" at the White House, and includes "everything but protection - bring your own." "For an extra $100K the First Lady agrees to wear a mask, for $250K she'll stay dressed, or for $500K she'll stay out of the room altogether," said the source. The arrangement appears so improper that even MSNBC's Chuck Todd criticized it, making...
  • Police: Man Calls 911 Nine Times for Cheeseburger

    02/26/2013 4:50:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    WISHTV ^ | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | David Barra
    A New Castle man's hunger for a cheeseburger landed him in jail. Fifty two-year-old Gregory Jackson Sr. was so hungry this past Friday night, he called 911 to get it. Not just once, but according to the New Castle Police incident report, nine times in about a 90 minute span. Instead of sending him a cheeseburger, however, New Castle police sent an officer to Jackson's apartment and arrested him. Friday night, New Castle 911 emergency dispatchers got a phone call from Gregory Jackson Sr. The 911 calls obtained by 24-Hour News 8 show at first, the dispatcher didn't know it...
  • Susan Docherty Has a Great Idea How To Kill Cadillac

    02/26/2013 4:39:33 PM PST · by jjotto · 38 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | February 25, 2013 | Bertel Schmitt
    Uh-oh: Susan Docherty, dispatched from China to Europe to teach the Eurotrash the proper appreciation and respect for Chevrolet and Cadillac, has come up with a strategy that assures the destruction of Cadillac outside of the U.S. Cadillac’s global aspirations hinge on its success in Europe, Docherty told WardsAuto. Again:” To be successful in China, Cadillac must first be successful in Europe. No blond jokes please, show some respect. “If a luxury brand is successful in Europe, whether that brand is Chanel or Prada, or Mercedes or BMW, people in parts of Asia look to see what Europeans validate as...
  • British Government Seeks to Limit Disclosure in Litvinenko Case

    02/26/2013 4:33:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2013 | Alan Cowell
    The British government sought on Tuesday to limit the information it would disclose at a planned inquest into the death of Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former officer in the K.G.B. who succumbed to radiation poisoning in London more than six years ago. The coroner hearing the case said that it may now be postponed. “Due to the complexity of the investigation which necessarily precedes the hearings,” the coroner, Sir Robert Owen, said, “it may not be possible to adhere” to the planned May 1 start date for the hearings. The inquest would be the first — and probably the only...
  • 9-year old rapper's adult-themed videos prompt state probe

    02/26/2013 4:27:46 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley
    (CNN) -- A 9-year-old rapper's adult-themed music videos are finding some new viewers -- Massachusetts child welfare authorities. The child, Luie Rivera Jr., whose stage name is "Lil Poopy," is seen in videos posted online, including on YouTube, smacking a woman's backside, flashing wads of cash, riding in a Ferrari and rapping about how "coke is not a bad word."
  • Where exactly did the Russian meteor come from?

    02/26/2013 4:19:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    thewee.comk ^ | 4:22pm EST | Chris Gayomali |
    Poring over crowd-sourced footage, researchers Jorge Zuluaga and Ignacio Ferrin from the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia, were able to use "simple trigonometry to calculate the height, speed, and position of the rock as it fell to Earth," says BBC News. More importantly, the duo was able to find out where Russia's most famous meteor was likely born. Using astronomy software developed by the U.S. Naval Observatory, Zuluaga and Ferrin gathered enough data to trace the meteoroid's origins in outer space. The information included the meteor's relative angle to the horizon, the shadows it cast, and video timestamps of...
  • Out On Limb: Matthews's 'Rising Star' Says No Right To Gun Down Classroom Of Kids In Under Minute

    02/26/2013 4:18:25 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Matthews featured her as a "rising star," someone who with more seasoning might someday entertain a presidential run. But newly-elected Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane came across as more of a not-ready-for-prime-time-deer-in-the-headlights. Appearing on today's Hardball, Kane came out with this mind-boggler: "I think the people of Pennsylvania would accept a limit on the amount of clips. You know, I believe and I think a lot of people feel the same way that you don't have a right to go into a classroom and take down a class of children in under a minute." Really going out on a...
  • Chicago cops' 'racist' brochure depicts African Americans as junkie character Tyrone Biggums

    02/26/2013 4:16:45 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb. 26, 2013 | Associated Press Reporter
    The North Chicago Police Department has been accused of racism after it published an academy brochure apparently peppered with stereotypes of African-Americans - including a picture of comedian Dave Chapelle's junkie alter-ego Tyrone Biggums. There is even a page with a picture of Chappelle appearing as the stumbling drug addict he created for his Comedy Central show, with another man portrayed as bug-eyed and slack-jawed in a mug shot.
  • Post-Pew Poll: Nobody knows anything about sequestration

    02/26/2013 4:16:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Americans aren't really sure what's going on, but they're pretty sure it's a big deal. Not only are most people paying very little attention to the sequester, they also have only the faintest sense of what it would do. Less than one in five (18 percent) in the Post-Pew poll say they understand “very well” what would happen if the sequester went into effect.Those remarkably low numbers come despite the fact that the debate over the sequester has dominated Washington for much of the last month and, in the past week or so, President Obama has cranked up the direness...
  • Palo Alto zoo's bald eagle captured in Redwood City after three days on the lam

    02/26/2013 4:15:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 02/26/2013 | Jason Green
    After flying the coop for three days, Sequoia, the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo's tame bald eagle, has landed. The 24-year-old bird of prey was enjoying her daily exercise Saturday at Byxbee Park when strong winds from the north suddenly appeared to upset her, said John Aikin, the zoo's executive director. Instead of returning to her handlers, she flew north and roosted in Menlo Park. Sequoia moved to the Friendly Acres neighborhood of Redwood City on Monday. As night fell, the famished raptor finally dropped from her perch in a tree to longtime trainer John Flynn's outstretched arm. "It's...
  • Obama’s first sequester move: Releasing “waves” of illegal immigrants from detention centers

    02/26/2013 4:10:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2013 | AllahPundit
    C’mon. What's his next move, ordering the Border Patrol to stand down because he supposedly can't afford to pay them? Oh, right. That is his next move.This makes me more enthusiastic about the sequester, just because now I'm curious to see how derelict he's willing to be in his duties to in the name of putting political pressure on the GOP. Next up: Suspending TSA checkpoints at America's airports, maybe? Where else is he going to find two percent savings in three-plus trillion in spending? In a highly unusual move, federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from immigration...
  • Allowing government infringement on gun rights is a slippery slope

    02/26/2013 4:05:21 PM PST · by LiberTEAWatch · 3 replies
    Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | February 19, 2013 | James D. Kellogg
    President Obama and Congressional Democrats are engaged in an assault on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Predictably, a majority in the media is softening up resistance, highlighting terrible crimes like the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and the theater in Aurora, Colorado. Politicians and pundits alike assert such mass murders warrant executive orders and Congressional legislation to limit the Constitutional right of Americans to bear arms. If you buy that, you're sliding down a slippery slope with government tyranny at the bottom. The Constitution of the United States established a government to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to...
  • Billionaire Has Plans to Build Titanic Replica

    02/26/2013 4:04:34 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 38 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 2/26/2013 | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY
    NEW YORK (AP) — What could possibly go wrong? An Australian billionaire is getting ready to build a new version of the Titanic that could set sail in late 2016. Clive Palmer unveiled blueprints for the famously doomed ship's namesake Tuesday at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. He said construction is scheduled to start soon in China. Palmer said 40,000 people have expressed interest in tickets for the maiden voyage, taking the original course from Southampton, England, to New York. He said people are inspired by his quest to replicate one of the most famous...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MARY'S VIRGINITY, 02-26-13

    02/26/2013 4:03:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-26-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MARY'S VIRGINITY The belief that the Mother of Jesus was always a virgin. Three stages of virginity are professed in this belief: "mary's conception of her Son without the co-operation of man, giving birth to Christ without violating her integrity, and remaining a virgin after Jesus was born. The Church's faith in Mary's virginal conception of Jesus found its way into all the ancient professions of belief. In a text dating from the early second century, the Apostles' creed speaks of "Jesus Christ . . . who was born by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin...
  • An American Intelligence Test: Palin Vs. Kerry

    02/26/2013 4:02:35 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-26-13 | The Looking Spoon
    H/t to @seanhannity for giving me the idea on his radio show today. Based on how this is set up you should simply know the answer without even thinking about it.Pass it on at Facebook....Here's a version for Twitter...
  • Saudis Step Up Help for Rebels in Syria With Croatian Arms

    02/26/2013 3:47:52 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 25, 2013 | C. J. CHIVERS and ERIC SCHMITT
    Saudi Arabia has financed a large purchase of infantry weapons from Croatia and quietly funneled them to antigovernment fighters in Syria in a drive to break the bloody stalemate that has allowed President Bashar al-Assad to cling to power, according to American and Western officials familiar with the purchases. The weapons began reaching rebels in December via shipments shuttled through Jordan, officials said, and have been a factor in the rebels’ small tactical gains this winter against the army and militias loyal to Mr. Assad. Washington’s role in the shipments, if any, is not clear. Officials in Europe and the...
  • Detained immigrants released; officials cite sequester cuts (Sequester hasn't even happened yet)

    02/26/2013 3:45:06 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    la times ^ | 2/26/2013 | Kathleen Hennessey
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have released “several hundred” immigrants from deportation centers across the country, saying the move is an effort to cut costs ahead of budget cuts due to hit later this week. Announcing the news Tuesday, ICE officials said that the immigrants were released under supervision and continue to face deportation. After reviewing hundreds of cases, those released were considered low-risk and “noncriminal,” officials said. The releases took place over the last week and were an effort “to ensure detention levels stay within ICE's current budget,” said ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christiansen, citing uncertainty caused by a budget...
  • Black Chamber of Commerce CEO on Obama: ‘I had hopes because he was black, shame on me’ [VIDEO]

    02/26/2013 3:44:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | february 25, 2013 | Nicholas Ballasy
    National Black Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Harry C. Alford told The Daily Caller that he ”ignored” President Obama’s “spread the wealth” comment in 2008 and “had hopes” for him “because he was black.” “I don’t really support him too well and he knows it and that’s a badge of honor. He’s bad. He’s bad and I supported him. I voted for him the first time around. I had hopes because he was black. Shame on me,” Alford told TheDC at the National Press Club after an anti-gun control news conference. “Then when he started doing all these executive...
  • Obama: U.S. now has the defense secretary it needs

    02/26/2013 3:38:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the nation will now have the defense secretary it needs. "With the bipartisan confirmation of Chuck Hagel as our next Secretary of Defense, we will have the defense secretary our nation needs and the leader our troops deserve," he said in a statement. "From the moment he volunteered for military service in Vietnam, Chuck has devoted his life to keeping America secure and our armed forces strong. An American patriot who fought and bled for our country, he understands our sacred obligations to our service members, military families and veterans.
  • Republicans to Obama: Quit campaigning, spending cuts 'are going to happen'

    02/26/2013 3:36:07 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/26/2013 | fox news
    President Obama took his campaign to warn about looming spending cuts on the road Tuesday, using a Virginia shipyard as a backdrop to his message that Congress' failure to act will cost jobs. But back in Washington, Republicans said the president's theatrics aren't doing any good -- and that the American people would be better served if Obama worked with Congress on a viable alternative. "The spending cuts are going to happen and the option now for the president is, do you want to work for a different way for these savings to be achieved?" Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said....
  • Biden to address AIPAC conference

    02/26/2013 3:31:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 2/26/13 | By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, JPOST CORRESPONDENT
    WASHINGTON -- US Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference opening this weekend, according to AIPAC officials. Biden will be the highest-ranking representative of the government to participate in the three-day convention, but several other legislative leaders are also slated to address the gathering, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is still working on forming a governing coalition and will be receiving US President Barack Obama in Israel later in the month, will not be in attendance. But he will address the...
  • Rand Paul Explains His Surprise Vote For Chuck Hagel (1 of only 4 Republicans to vote for)

    02/26/2013 3:29:41 PM PST · by Corporate Democrat · 124 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Rosie Gray
    WASHINGTON — Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said his support for a filibuster against Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel never meant that he would vote against Hagel's confirmation. "I voted no because I wanted more information and I think that part of what the Senate does is try to get information about the nominees," Paul told reporters in the basement of the Capitol after Hagel's confirmation Tuesday. "I've said all along that I give the president some prerogative in choosing his political appointees." "There are many things I disagree with Chuck Hagel on, there are many things I disagree with John Kerry...
  • No One Goes Away From Jesus Unchanged. Reflection on the fruitfulness of Sacraments and Liturgy

    02/26/2013 3:29:14 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 25, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is a very clear and consistent principle in the New Testament which stated simply is “No one goes away from Jesus Christ unchanged.” That is to say, no one encounters him and leaves that encounter in the same condition that they began it. The blind man came away seeing, the deaf man came away hearing, the lame left walking, lepers went away cleansed, the poor had the good news proclaimed to them, those without a shepherd gained a Shepherd, those without a teacher, were taught, the sick got well, and the dead were raised to life.Sadly too there were...
  • Supreme Court Rules it's OK to Spy on Americans

    02/26/2013 3:28:11 PM PST · by Rig4Dive · 19 replies
    The Right Perspective ^ | 2/26/2013 | Tom
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Government can continue to Spy on and monitor the phone conversations of Americans...