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  • Oscars: An American Embarrassment!!!

    02/27/2013 6:12:21 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-25-2013 | MOTUS
    I wasnít going to do a review of the Oscars today, because really: whatís the point? I was planning to skip my commentary and just link you to this guy, who seems to know more about Hollywood than anyone could possibly wish to know. Then, it happened: Lady M decided to butt in, so now Iíve got to say something about the Academy Awards. So here goes: Worst. Oscars. Ever. Seriously bad. Worse than a bad migraine bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. And not just because our First Lady decided her presence would add something to the most egregious showcase of...
  • Pope delivers personal, emotional farewell address at audience

    02/27/2013 6:10:50 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies
    CNS ^ | Feb-27-2013 | Francis X. Rocca
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- On his last full day as pope, Pope Benedict XVI delivered an unusually personal and emotional farewell address, thanking the faithful around the world for their support and assuring them that he would remain in their service even in retirement. "I will continue to accompany the path of the church with prayer and reflection, with that dedication to the Lord and to his bride that I have tried to live every day till now and that I want to live always," the pope told a crowd in St. Peter's Square Feb. 27, the eve of his...
  • Car-tax plan: the pitfalls (Connecticut)

    02/27/2013 5:59:15 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 4 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 27, 2013 | Editorial
    Gearing up for the 2014 gubernatorial election, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is desperate to portray himself as a tax cutter. But even if he prevails in ending municipal taxes on vehicles worth less than $28,500, he can't really believe voters would forget he boosted state taxes by $3.8 billion in this biennium and wants to increase them a further $1.9 billion in the next. In reality, his car-tax plan is a small herd of Trojan horses for taxpayers because scant few people actually will see a net decrease in their tax burden, already the third highest in America. First, there's...
  • Colorado school bars transgendered 1st-grader from using girls' restroom

    02/27/2013 5:58:37 AM PST · by redreno · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed February 27, 2013 | By Ed Payne,
    (CNN) -- Just like she did during the first half of the school year, first grader Coy Mathis wants to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado elementary school. But school officials won't let her. The reason? Coy is transgendered, born with male sex organs but a child who identifies herself as female. She has dressed as a girl for most of last year. And her passport and state-issued identification recognize her as female. In December, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District informed Coy's parents that Coy would be barred from using the girls' restrooms at Eagleside Elementary in Fountain after...
  • Pranksters spend day wrapping entire contents of housemates room in tinfoil (w/pix)

    02/27/2013 5:58:22 AM PST · by k4gypsyrose · 22 replies
    mail online ^ | 26 February 2013
    It's the product of 520 metres of tin foil, 580 plastic cups, 62 litres of water and a whole lot of time to kill that only students could enjoy. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2284721/Pranksters-spend-days-wrapping-housemates-room-tin-foil-away.html#ixzz2M6fkTTAU Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • One People Public Trust - government and banks 'forclosed' by their own rules UCC?

    02/27/2013 5:58:14 AM PST · by plsjr · 5 replies
    peoplestrust1776.com ^ | 25 Dec 2012 | OPPT
    From the OPPT "Courtesy Notice Guidelines": 1. The New Lawful Landscape. The landscape of Law in which we live has been radically changed by the OPPT UCC filings. The corporations and their ďlegalĒ system have been stripped out, leaving Universal Law, Common Law and UCC as the rules in play with each human on the planet acting with unlimited personal liability as an individual. No corporate titles, legal statute systems, registration, insurance or authoritarian hierarchy remains. This changes how we conduct the nature of ALL our interactions. The alleged ďcorporate agentsĒ sent to interact with us are currently acting in...
  • Authorities jail head of Mexico's powerful teachers' union on embezzlement charges

    02/27/2013 5:51:33 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | February 27, 2013 | Mark Stevenson and Adriana Gomez Licon
    MEXICO CITY Ė One of Mexico's biggest political kingfish sits in a women's prison in the capital, accused of embezzling millions in funds from her teachers' union to pay for property, private planes, plastic surgery and her Nieman Marcus bill. ... The fall of one of the country's most storied and divisive characters ó unthinkable just months ago ó comes with the return to power of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, which previously ruled for 71 years and once helped Gordillo consolidate her power. She was arrested one day after President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law a comprehensive education reform...
  • Keeping Hope A Lie Ė One Year Later: The Trayvon Martin story ...

    02/27/2013 5:51:19 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 27, 2013 | ytz4mee
    Keeping Hope A Lie Ė One Year Later: The Trayvon Martin story is on Legacy Media provided Life Support The million hoodie march is now a couple hundred race-baiting foolsÖ gathering to beat their drums and demand moí money under the guise of ĎIn-just-usí. Laughable at bestÖ (AP STORY) Martinís parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, were joined by actor Jamie Foxx and a crowd of about 200 people on Tuesday evening in Manhattanís Union Square Park. They lit candles and held a moment of silence at 7:17 p.m., the time Martin was fatally shot on Feb. 26, 2012. Now...
  • Health Dept.: Homeless Canít Eat Deer Meat (in Shreveport, LA)

    02/27/2013 5:41:18 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The Dept. of Health and Hospitals ordered the staff at the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission to throw 1,600 pounds of donated venison in garbage bins Ė and then ordered then to douse the meat with Clorox Ė so other animals would not eat the meat. ďDeer meat is not permitted to be served in a shelter, restaurant or any other public eating establishment in Louisiana,Ē said a Health Dept. official in an email to Fox News. ďWhile we applaud the good intentions of the hunters who donated this meat, we must protect the people who eat at the Rescue Mission, and...
  • Muslims Behead Another Christian Pastor

    02/27/2013 5:36:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Muslims Behead Another Christian PastorPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 26, 2013 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 26 Comments Originally published by the†Gatestone Institute.A Christian pastor was recently slaughtered in the Muslim-majority African nation of Tanzania.† While butchering Christian minorities is becoming increasingly common in that part of the Muslim world, the context for this latest slaughter is somewhat different than the usual forms of Christian persecution under Islamósuch as allegations of ďblasphemingĒ the name of Muslim prophet Muhammad.† And yet, as in most forms of modern-day Muslim attacks on Christians, it...
  • Steffy: Pickensí new plan to break OPECís grip on U.S. energy markets

    02/27/2013 5:35:31 AM PST · by thackney · 72 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 27, 2013 | Loren Steffy
    T. Boone Pickens was headed to a private lunch with outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu when I caught up with him by phone this week. In the four years that Chuís been in office, heís never met privately with Pickens, the outspoken former oilman turned investor whoís been a proponent of natural gas vehicles. For the past few years, Pickens, who lives in Dallas, has been promoting his plan to wean the country off foreign oil. Critics are quick to point out that Pickensí agenda would promote his investments in natural gas and a company that makes natural gas vehicles....
  • Thessaloniki court hands ex-mayor life sentence over embezzlement [Greece]

    02/27/2013 5:34:55 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    ekathimerini.com ^ | Wednesday February 27, 2013 (13:57)
    A Thessaloniki criminal court on Wednesday ruled that the city's former mayor, Vassilis Papageorgopoulos (photo), is guilty of embezzling almost 18 million euros from municipal coffers over the course of his two terms in office, handing him a sentence of life in prison.Papageorgopoulos and 17 other officials stood trial for allegedly embezzling almost 52 million euros from the municipalityís coffers, though the Thessaloniki court on Wednesday said that there was proof of 17.962 million euros having been misappropriated by the former mayor and his cohorts. The Thessaloniki court on Wednesday also handed lesser guilty verdicts to the municipality's former general...
  • Greek children's charity saw 80 percent rise in cases in 2012

    02/27/2013 5:32:32 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    ekathimerini.com ^ | Wednesday February 27, 2013 (14:44)
    Greek children's charity group Child's Smile (Hamogelo tou Pediou) on Wednesday said that the number of cases it had to take on in 2012 rose by 80 percent compared to the previous year to 41,890 children. In its annual report, the non-profit group said that 161 children were reported to the organization as being in a state of imminent danger, requiring the intervention of a prosecutor, and 837 were being abused by family members and had to be removed from their homes and placed with child care services. The report also said that Child's Smile dealt with 127 cases of...
  • Time to jail the climate scamsters

    02/27/2013 5:28:03 AM PST · by libstripper · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb. 27, 2013 | Lord Monckton
    SYDNEY, Australia Ė Itís official. What I was howled down and banned for telling the recent U.N. climate conference in Doha is true. There has been no global warming for 17 years. Ads by Google Do You Carry Concealed?Know Your Rights & Get Your Free Concealed Carry Report Today! USConcealedCarry.net/Free-Report Windows 7 Driver DownloadWindows 7 Drivers Latest Download. Microsoft Certified. (Recommended) www.Windows-7.DriverUpdate.net Rajendra Pachauri, the railroad engineer who heads the U.N.ís accident-prone climate panel, the IPCC, recently admitted this fact here in Australia. The Hadley/CRU temperature record shows no warming for 18 or 19 years. RSS satellites show none for...
  • States of Conservatism

    02/27/2013 5:27:13 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/25/2013 | John Hood
    Beyond the Beltway, the Right is thriving Inauguration Day 2013 was a moment of jubilation for conservatives. After four years of lackluster economic growth and a series of personal and policy mistakes, the incumbent chief executive, a history-making Democrat, was replaced by a conservative with an attractive policy agenda and a skillful campaign team. In a concise, hopeful inaugural address, the newly elected Republican leader of the executive branch promised to focus the administrationís attention and resources on job creation and economic growth in the short run, while setting the stage for long-term solutions to the governmentís fiscal woes. Iím...
  • Epic eruption: Dem explodes on Hannity

    02/27/2013 5:20:23 AM PST · by wesagain · 68 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    "'You are the worst excuse for a journalist I've ever seen'"In an epic interview for the ages, a Democratic congressman unloaded on Fox News anchor Sean Hannity Tuesday night with a non-stop verbal assault on the popular host. Hannity opened up a segment on President Obamaís tactics regarding budget issues by saying, ďOur alarmist in chief, President Panic himself, he did not feel the need to be at the White House today, nor did he think it was important enough to visit Capitol Hill and try to hammer out a bipartisan solution to the mess that he himself has put...
  • Why Asian-Americans Have Turned Their Backs on the Republican Party

    02/27/2013 5:16:17 AM PST · by yinandyang · 82 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Lloyd Green
    Since 2000, Asian-Americans have consistently voted Democratic. In 2008, Asian-Americans gave 62 percent of their vote to Barack Obama. Last November that number jumped to 73 percent even as the presidentís margin of victory in the popular vote was cut in half as he garnered a Dukakis-like 41 percent of white voters and slid by more than 13 points among Jewish-Americans.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (2/27/13)[Prayer]

    02/27/2013 5:11:10 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/27/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey¬ÖThe Names of God in The Scriptures Hope of‚ÄĄIsrael...Mikveh Yisroel... ◊ě÷ī◊ß÷į◊ē÷Ķ◊Ē÷ô ◊ô÷ī◊©÷į◊ā◊®÷ł◊ź÷Ķ÷Ē◊úJeremiah 14:8 Hope of‚ÄĄIsrael,‚ÄĮ its Savior in ‚ÄĄtime of‚ÄĄdistress, why are You like a‚ÄĄforeigner in ‚ÄĄthe ‚ÄĄland, like a traveler stopping only for‚ÄĄthe‚ÄĄnight ?
  • Vanity - Gov Bob McDonnell (VA) on WMAL at 8:30am after news and traffic

    02/27/2013 4:49:27 AM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Gov Bob McDonnell (VA) on WMAL at 8:30am after news and traffic with Brain and Larry.
  • The Clarity of the Obama Sequester

    02/27/2013 4:49:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    President Obama's sequester -- he designed it, he demanded it, and it is about to kick in -- will have many consequences, some bad, some very helpful. On the negative side, Stars & Stripes reports that Department of Defense officials are exploring how to collapse the school week to four days at some schools on military bases that serve the children of our troops. This is an incredible admission of the president's indifference to the troops he leads. As he has played politics for the past four months since his re-election, he has used the military and its personnel and...