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  • Obama May Spend $150 Mil to Make Gitmo More Comfy for Muslim Terrorists

    03/21/2013 6:43:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 3/21/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Apparently Harry Potter DVDs and Halal meals aren’t enough. Club Gitmo is stepping up its game hoping for five-star status in the Dubai Time Out guidebook. The Pentagon is considering plans for a $150 million overhaul of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The proposed spending spree comes amid mounting signs of unrest among Guantanamo detainees that lawyers say is threatening their lives. U.S. military officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of hunger strikers at Guantanamo has more than tripled in the last two weeks — from 7 to 25 — and that eight of them are being...
  • Pope, Bishops, Curia. The Reforms That Are Coming

    03/21/2013 6:37:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | 3/21/2013 | Sandro Magister
    John XXIII appointed his new secretary of state on the very evening of his election as pope. And he was the great diplomat Domenico Tardini, at the time an ordinary priest, not yet bishop or cardinal. But that is prehistory, compared to the earthquake of today. Pope Francis has arrived in Rome “from the ends of the earth,” and he is innovating the manner of governing the Church from on high, starting with himself. The reform of the curia will come. And many other things will come as well. But after “a certain time,” he has cautioned. Meanwhile, he has...
  • Tentative state budget includes ‘Jimmy Fallon’ tax credit to lure ‘The Tonight Show’ back to NY

    03/21/2013 6:36:26 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 4 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | March 21 2013 | Ken Lovett
    Budget documents state that ‘a talk or variety program’ that gets the credit ‘must be filmed before a studio audience’ of at least 200, have a production budget of at least $30 million or run at least $10 million in capital expenses — and has to have been shot outside New York for at least 5 seasons prior to relocation. New York already gives companies producing movies or television series in the state a tax credit equal to 30% of production costs. It costs the state $420 million in revenue a year.
  • Intercultural Discussion Devolves to Jesus-Bashing

    03/21/2013 6:36:23 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 4 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | March 21, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    Imagine for a moment that your professor had you write the name of Mohammed on a piece of paper. Then you were to place it on the floor and to stomp on it. Imagine the outrage the community would express at defacing the Islamic prophet in class. This is what Florida Atlantic University Professor Deandre J. Poole, did in intercultural communication class–but with the name of Jesus, not Mohammed. Student Ryan Rotela, a Mormon, complained to Professor Poole’s supervisor about the incident and for his pains got suspended, according to The Daily Caller. This is a blatant case of double...
  • Reid Reverses Course, Will Introduce Tough Gun Bill

    03/21/2013 6:35:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 103 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5:52 PM, Mar 21, 2013 • | By DANIEL HALPER
    Harry Reid will reverse course and allow a tough gun bill to be introduced in the Senate.The Huffington Post reports, "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will introduce gun control legislation Thursday night that includes a proposal for universal background checks, a high-ranking source told The Huffington Post."  The liberal website adds:
  • The Global Financial Pyramid Scheme By The Numbers

    03/21/2013 6:29:59 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/21/2013 17:19 -0400 | Tyler Durden
    [Via Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog} Why is the global economy in so much trouble? How can so many people be so absolutely certain that the world financial system is going to crash? Well, the truth is that when you take a look at the cold, hard numbers it is not difficult to see why the global financial pyramid scheme is destined to fail. In the United States today, there is approximately 56 trillion dollars of total debt in our financial system, but there is only about 9 trillion dollars in our bank accounts. So you could take...
  • Fighting Back: How to fight the radicals who play by the “Rules for Radicals”

    03/21/2013 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Nachum ^ | 3/21/13 | Nachum
    Fighting Back: How to fight the radicals who play by the “Rules for Radicals” Here is the complete list from Alinsky. * RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)  Rule 1: Radicals are your enemy.  They think you have power over...
  • We are living in Obama’s Solyndra economy – cronyism at its worst

    03/21/2013 6:23:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 2 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 21, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog We are living in Obama’s Solyndra economy – cronyism at its worst In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company’s shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials.It was also revealed that the Obama administration had already been aware of Solyndra’s...
  • Cuomo Announces Temporary Tax On High-Earning New Yorkers To Be Extended

    03/21/2013 6:16:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    CBS 2 New York ^ | March21 , 2013
    But that’s not Cuomo’s only pull back. “This state has no future if it is going to be the tax capital of the nation,” Cuomo during his inauguration. Cuomo then passed a supposedly temporary tax on high-earning New Yorkers that was due to end next year, but now, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday, that’s not going to happen. “There will be an extension of the surcharge set to expire next year,” Cuomo said Thursday. And when asked at if that wasn’t hypocritical, given his prior no-new-taxes positions, Cuomo tried to paint the tax hike as a tax cut, since...
  • More Sobering Results for Malaria Vaccine

    03/21/2013 6:05:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 20 March 2013 | Gretchen Vogel
    Enlarge Image Dampened hopes. Ally Olotu (right) with a malaria vaccine trial participant and his mother. New results show that the vaccine's protection wanes over time. Credit: John-Michael Maas/Darby Communications There is more cautionary news for the world's most advanced malaria vaccine. A new study in Kenyan children shows that its protection wanes over time, dropping to near zero after 4 years. The results, published in tomorrow's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, are another strike against the chances that the vaccine will be widely used in its current form. The vaccine, called RTS,S, is the only...
  • Abbas Welcomes Obama's Jerusalem Speech

    03/21/2013 6:02:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/3/13 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas welcomed President Barack Obama’s speech in Jerusalem on Thursday, while Hamas condemned Obama for “adopting Israel’s position”. "President Abbas welcomed President Obama's speech in Jerusalem saying that achieving peace and the option of two states on the 1967 borders are the way to bring security for the Israeli and Palestinian peoples," the PA’s peace negotiator Saeb Erekat told AFP. Gaza’s Hamas terrorist leaders, meanwhile, criticized Obama and condemned Abbas’s Palestinian Authority for cooperating with the U.S. government. Referring to comments made by Obama during a joint press conference with Abbas in Ramallah, Hamas spokesman Sami...
  • Favorite Color Songs,Tell us your Favorite's Red,Black etc.Title,lyrics.Freeper Canteen 3~22~13

    03/21/2013 5:58:30 PM PDT · by fatima · 418 replies
    ~Favorite Color Song's~ Donovan - Mellow Yellow *Video* Josh Turner - Long Black Train *Video*
  • Repubs Can Win If Obama=Clinton=Carter=LBJ

    03/21/2013 5:57:15 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 15 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 03/21/2013 | JoeClarke.Net
    Since Hispanics,as well as most Democrats, are for big government and big liberal media, Republicans can only regain the Presidency by waiting for President Barack Hussein Obama's mistakes to become as conspicuous as his Democrat presidential predecessors. President Obama has made too many mortal mistakes to mention, so far, but the Dems have hidden his disastrous decisions better than FDR's legs, Clinton's Lewinsky affair, and Jimmy Carter's high inflation. A recent survey, as mentioned by Rush Limbaugh, shows that American Hispanics desire big government, so that plants them firmly in the Democrat camp, although  Hispanic Americans escaped from a big government and crony...
  • Photo Essay: Obama's Speech - An Inside View

    03/21/2013 5:56:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/3/13 | Ben Breski
    News reporters from around the world chatted in different languages as they waiting at the security check to enter the Jerusalem International Convention Center, or Binyanei Haumah, near the entrance to the city. People passing by the busy Central Bus Station hurried to finish their Passover shopping before the streets were shut down for the president's motorcade. In the midst of the pre-Passover rush and daily work, many didn't even know United States President Barack Obama was to give a major speech just across the road. .....
  • Royal Canadian Air Force asked to transport Toronto Zoo elephants to California

    03/21/2013 5:55:52 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 21, 2013 | Don Peat
    Operation Dumbo Drop is not yet a go. ZooCheck Canada is asking the Royal Canadian Air Force to transport the Toronto Zoo’s three elephants to an animal sanctuary in California. Toronto Zoo officials met with Zoocheck and representatives from the Department of National Defence at the zoo Thursday as part of a “fact-finding process”. Council has ordered the three elephants — Iringa, Toka and Thika — to be sent to the PAWS sanctuary and the meeting was meant to explore the scope of the request to move the elephants onboard a military plane. Zoocheck campaign director Julie Woodyer said she...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 3-21-13

    03/21/2013 5:50:55 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 3-21-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • SPLC Alleges Bullying of "Gay" Student in Moss Point [MS]

    03/21/2013 5:49:01 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 56 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | March 21, 2013 | Christina Steube
    The Southern Poverty Law Center claims that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students have been harassed by students and faculty members within the Moss Point School District. The allegations came out Thursday at a press conference at Magnolia Junior High School. The SPLC also revealed information from an investigation of harassment of students in the Moss Point School District. The group sent a letter to the district demanding immediate action in ending anti-gay bullying, according to a press release. If they do not take action, the SPLC said they will file a federal lawsuit. The investigation comes as a result...
  • No fine for Oregon baker who refused service to gay couple

    03/21/2013 5:35:43 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 37 replies
    MyNorthWest ^ | 20 March 2013 | Linda Thomas
    After all the fuss about an Oregon baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, the state says there is "not an investigation into this issue." The dispute involves a Portland woman, her fiancee and fiancee's mother. In February, the mom and one of the brides-to-be went to Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham to order a wedding cake. Aaron Klein, who runs the bakery with his wife, says same-sex marriage goes against his Christian faith so he would not make a wedding cake for the couple. After that, the small bakery gained international attention with...
  • Florida Atlantic Univ. student claims he was suspended for not stomping on Jesus [VIDEO]

    03/21/2013 5:22:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/21/2013 | Eric Owens
    A student at Florida Atlantic University has charged that his professor in intercultural communications class told the whole class to write the name JESUS in bold letters on a piece of paper, then drop the papers and stomp all over them. The alleged incident happened three weeks ago on the Davie, Florida campus of FAU, according to WPEC-TV. (Scroll down for the video.) Junior Ryan Rotela, a devout Mormon, is the student making the charge. “Anytime you stomp on something it shows that you believe that something has no value,” he told the South Florida CBS affiliate. “So if you...
  • Wide support in UK for novel DNA 'transplants' in human egg cells

    03/21/2013 5:21:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Nature News ^ | 20 March 2013 | Ewen Callaway
    Technique to prevent inheritance of disease-causing mitochondria moves closer to clinic. The United Kingdom moved a step closer to legalizing reproductive gene therapy techniques that could prevent children from inheriting certain genetic diseases caused by faulty mitochondria, the cell’s energy producing structures. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) today voted to advise the government on the regulation of the techniques, which are meant to prevent the inheritance of mitochondria — which carry DNA outside the ordinary chromosomes in the nucleus — from mothers whose nuclear DNA is healthy. The procedures involve transferring the nucleus of an egg cell with...
  • Note to Dianne Feinstein: Yeah, You Do Need to be Lectured on the Constitution

    03/21/2013 5:21:30 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 28 replies
    GOA ^ | Mar. 21, 2013 | GOA staff
    In case you missed it, an interesting exchange took place in the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. Texas Senator Ted Cruz politely asked gun-control crazy Dianne Feinstein how she would feel about applying her minimalist view on the Second Amendment to other parts of the Bill of Rights. Feinstein went into orbit. "I'm not a sixth grader," she huffed. Invoking her extensive Senate history of spitting on the Constitution, she made it clear that she didn't appreciate being reminded of the Constitution’s restrictions on her legislative will. Feinstein suggested that Congress should pass anti-gun legislation without considering the Constitution, in...
  • Beyonce's New Single "Bow Down..." Would Make The Perfect Anthem For President Obama's Legacy

    03/21/2013 5:19:44 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It is rare that I venture into using profanity, almost always it's censored to some degree, I don't think it works to do that today.The occasion calls for it, Rush couldn't avoid it when he brought it up either.
  • Ontario ads compare social smoking to public farting [YouTube Video]

    03/21/2013 5:19:01 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    QMI Agency ^ | Thursday, March 21, 2013
    Ontario anti-smoking ads featuring young adults farting up a storm at a party has gone viral. In its new Quit The Denial campaign, the province's health ministry compares social smoking to social farting. "Well, it's true that I fart. But I wouldn't call myself a farter. I'm a social farter," says the blonde woman featured in the ads, as the camera pans across a party full of young, hip Ontarians letting 'em rip. "I really only do it when I hang out with my friends that fart. We hang out. We drink. We dance. Just have some fun being together,...
  • New Archbishop of Canterbury Makes Compelling Case For Gay Marriage (Caution: Satire)

    03/21/2013 5:17:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | 3/21/2013
    ENGLAND–The Most Reverend Justin Welby was formally enthroned earlier today as the Anglican Church’s 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. The ceremony took place in the 900-year-old Canterbury Cathedral in southern England, where Welby told those in attendance that he hoped to usher the Anglican community toward a more “Christ-liberated courage” in regards to acceptance of all lifestyles. Dressed in a cope, stole, and ornate, golden mitre, Welby symbolically struck the cathedral’s west door three times with his staff to formally request admittance into the cathedral. During the enthronement address, the archbishop challenged opponents of gay marriage to find exactly where in the Bible it said, “a man can’t marry another...
  • Sheriff: No Apology Needed For Military Procession

    03/21/2013 5:13:29 PM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 11, 2009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HODNtW6r-EU
  • For insurance exchanges, states need ‘navigators’ — and hiring them is a huge task

    03/21/2013 5:13:19 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2013 | N.C. Aizenman
    Signing up an estimated 30 million uninsured Americans for coverage under the health-care law is shaping up to be, if not a bureaucratic nightmare, at the very least a daunting task. While some people will find registering for health insurance as easy as booking a flight online, vast numbers who are confused by the myriad choices will need to sit down with someone who can walk them through the process. Enter the “navigators,” an enormous new workforce of helpers required under the law. In large measure, the success of the law and its overriding aim of making sure that virtually...
  • Sarah Palin slated for Vegas fundraiser in April

    03/21/2013 5:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KVVU-TV ^ | March 21, 2013 | Matt Guillermo
    Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is scheduled to be in Las Vegas for a fundraiser next month. The former Alaska governor is slated to be the keynote speaker for the Shareholders in Life Banquet and Silent Auction at the Rio Pavilion Convention Center on April 26. Palin has recently kept busy with a series of speaking engagements and contributions to media outlets. She left her office in Juneau, Alaska in 2009 and has been a champion for the Tea Party movement ever since......
  • Attacking The Pope

    03/21/2013 5:09:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Church Militant TV / YouTube ^ | 3/21/2013 | Michael Voris
    Hello everyone and welcome to The Vortex where lies and falsehoods are trapped and exposed. I’m Michael Voris. He’s barely been Pope for a week and already .. the attacks are coming from every direction. And its getting very old, very fast. And faithful Catholics .. ALL faithful Catholics need to have nothing to do with any of this. First the attacks from the secularists .. this is a very subtle attack .. they are actually using Pope Francis to attack Pope Benedict. Yep. For the time being .. that appears to be the strategy. By constantly drawing contrasts between...
  • Deaf, Blind Sue Over Web Shopping

    03/21/2013 5:05:14 PM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 21, 2013 | Joe Palazzolo
    Commerce has moved online. Now, the disability lawsuits are following. Advocates for disabled Americans have declared that companies have a legal obligation to make their websites as accessible as their stores, and they've filed suits across the country to force them to install the digital version of wheelchair ramps and self-opening doors.
  • The Streets of America in the Very Near Future…

    03/21/2013 4:57:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 92 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/21/13 | Mac Slavo
    A recent study noted that the majority of people have enough food in their pantries to feed their household for about three days and that seemingly stable societies are really just nine meals from anarchy. With most of us dependent on just-in-time transportation systems to always be available, few ever consider the worst case scenario. For tens of thousands of east coast residents that worst case scenario is now playing out in real-time. No longer are images of starving people waiting for government handouts restricted to just the third-world. In the midst of crisis, once civilized societies will very rapidly...
  • DHS to Scan Emails and Increase Monitoring of Web Traffic

    03/21/2013 4:54:32 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Mar. 21, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    The U.S. Government has decided to expand a program that scans Internet traffic in and out of defense contractors to include more private, civilian-run operations. Now more private sector employees will have their emails and Internet activities scanned. Those affected include big banks, utilities and transportation companies. Under last month's White House executive order on cybersecurity, the scans will be driven by classified information provided by U.S. intelligence agencies — including data from the National Security Agency (NSA) — on new or especially serious espionage threats and other hacking attempts. U.S. spy chiefs said on March 12 that cyber attacks...
  • Doomsday Scenarios Play Out in New Show

    03/21/2013 4:49:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    weather.com ^ | Published: Mar 13, 2013, 6:18 AM EDT | Jess Baker
    Every day we live and breathe among disasters waiting to happen. The Weather Channel's new series "Forecasting the End" dives into the hair-raising theories behind earth-ending science. Hear how disasters like super-volcanoes, mega-tsunamis and deadly solar flares aren't as far-fetched as you think.
  • BLS Releases Another Phony 'Green Jobs' Report

    03/21/2013 4:47:21 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 21, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Bad Data: As yet another Solyndra looms, a new government report shows that by the government's own broad definition of a green job, more can be found in a coal mine than near a solar panel. The second annual Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on "Employment in Green Goods and Services," released Tuesday, will be the last, allegedly a casualty of the same sequestration that claimed the White House tours and may doom the Easter egg hunt on the White House lawn. That is probably a good thing, for if it were published as a book, it would deserve...
  • Mark Levin: Obama quotes Saul Alinsky in the Middle East – what the hell is he doing there?

    03/21/2013 4:43:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/21/13 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin points out, as he says Aaron Klein also noted today, that in Obama’s speech in Jerusalem today he quoted Saul Alinsky to his Israeli college audience, encouraging them to create the change they want to see and basically do and end-run around their leadership to make peace. But Mark Levin wonders, rhetorically of course, why Obama doesn’t quote James Madison in the Middle East, or Edmund Burke, or Moses or even Jesus? No, he choose to quotes Saul Alinsky. Mark Levin asks “what the hell is he doing there?” Listen to the full clip:
  • Caregivers Accused Of Abusing Man With Autism (video)

    03/21/2013 4:42:57 PM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    KFI-AM ^ | 3/21/2013 | KFI-AM
    A mother says she is devastated, after hidden cameras captured caregivers physically abusing her adult disabled son. “It’s hard for me to forgive myself that I took my son and put him in their hand, like you take your son to hell,” Kathy Coleman says. Caregivers were recorded by hidden cameras kicking and punching her son Cameron, stomping on his face, spitting on him, whipping him with a chain and threatening him, possibly even shooting him with a pellet gun. “My son is sick. Does he deserve this?” Coleman asks. Cameron is a 31-year-old man with autism. He doesn’t speak...
  • German union backs UAW effort to organize VW's Tenn. plant

    03/21/2013 4:41:35 PM PDT · by Salman · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 20, 2013 | Reuters
    The United Auto Workers has won the backing of the head of an influential German union in its effort to represent the hourly workers at Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga, Tenn., assembly plant. “In Chattanooga, you need union representation” to negotiate working conditions, IG Metall President Berthold Huber said in a letter distributed in early March to the plant's 2,350 hourly employees. A copy of the letter was obtained by Reuters. “We strongly recommend that the eligible employees at Volkswagen, Chattanooga, decide that the UAW should represent them,” he added. Huber's letter is another positive sign for the UAW. Last week, Horst...
  • Boehner supports existing background checks for gun sales

    03/21/2013 4:40:16 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    <p>Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, said today that reducing violence in the U.S. is a real problem.</p> <p>"They should actually do a real background check on everyone," said Boehner. His office later clarified that the congressman supports existing laws on background checks.</p>
  • Boeing Worker Mentors 'Barefoot Bandit' in Prison

    03/21/2013 4:40:11 PM PDT · by Rio · 8 replies
    Standridge, 57, is a project manager at Boeing, one of the world's most important aviation companies. Harris-Moore, 21, is the "Barefoot Bandit," a world-famous airplane thief who is serving a seven-year sentence after a sensational run from the law in stolen boats, cars and planes.
  • Crisis in Cyprus shows collapse of the West

    03/21/2013 4:37:32 PM PDT · by SteelToe · 6 replies
    Pravda ^ | March 20, 2013
    In 2014, all EU countries will hold parliamentary elections that may be won by the opponents of European integration. Recent EU measures to stabilize the situation in Cyprus showed that the foundations of the ideology of the Western world based on the Catholic and Protestant faiths have been undermined. The West is trying to explain its hurried decisions with the pressure from the Russian Federation. After the summit in Brussels approved a plan of Cyprus "rescue" (by providing a tranche of 10 billion euros in exchange for the withdrawal of 10 percent of all deposits in the country), it became...
  • ABC News: Senator Ted Cruz And 7 Other Politicians At The Heart Of Birther Conspiracies

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is at the center of the latest "birther" conspiracy. But he's not the first to face this line of questioning. A handful of politicians have been targeted in the last few years with the same accusation -- that they are not fit for the Presidency because they do not meet the constitutionally-mandated eligibility requirement of being a "natural-born" U.S. citizen. Confusion around who qualifies as a "natural born" citizen has contributed to the debate, as the Constitution does not explicitly define the phrase. Some incorrectly presume it only includes people born within the boundaries of the...
  • Engineered immune cells battle acute leukaemia - Modified T cells seek out and destroy blood cancer.

    03/21/2013 4:30:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Nature News ^ | 20 March 2013 | Heidi Ledford
    Genetically engineered immune cells can drive an aggressive type of leukaemia into retreat, a small clinical trial suggests. The results of the trial — done in five patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia — are published in Science Translational Medicine1 and represent the latest success for a 'fringe' therapy in which a type of immune cell called T cells are extracted from a patient, genetically modified, and then reinfused back. In this case, the T cells were engineered to express a receptor for a protein on other immune cells, known as B cells, found in both healthy and cancerous tissue. When...
  • Obama to Israelis: 'Put Yourselves in Shoes' of Palestinians

    03/21/2013 4:28:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/21/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke in Jerusalem – a city he once promised would remain undivided – about all of the shortcomings of the state of Israel. Lecturing Israel about its democracy, economy, foreign policy, and basic humanity, Obama harangued the Jewish State while stumping for a “possible” two-state solution. Obama led off with the usual bevy of platitudes, plus a few cultural jokes. “This is a nation of museums and patents, timeless holy sites and ground-breaking innovation,” he gushed. “[A]ny drama between me and my friend Bibi over the years was just a plot to create material for...
  • Kensington digs in with ban on 'mega basements'

    03/21/2013 4:21:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    london evening standard ^ | 21 March 2013 | Jonathan Prynn
    The “iceberg home” mega basements dug three or four storeys into the ground with private cinemas, spas and swimming pools are set to be banned in one of London’s most affluent areas. New draft rules that will limit basements to a single storey and impose much tighter limits on how far they can extend under a garden were today published by Kensington and Chelsea council. The move follows a huge surge in applications for basements over recent years as wealthy owners have sought to by-pass planning restrictions on changes to their homes above ground by massively extending their living space...
  • Obama: Palestine is pretty like Canada

    03/21/2013 4:18:55 PM PDT · by opentalk · 37 replies
    Glenn Beck.com, radio ^ | March 21, 2013 | Glenn Beck
    “Today he said in a speech that the United States of America and Canada, that’s the comparison you look for. You look to the Palestinians and the United States or the Palestinians and Israel; it’s the same relationship as the United States and CanadaThat is the most I mean, I apologize to first graders, but ..a first grader would make a better comparison than that. That is unbelievable. It shows the man has absolutely no idea what’s really going on,” Glenn said. “To equate the Palestinians, who are lobbing missiles over the border, to equate them to Canada is beyond...
  • President Obama Hails 'Twilight of Israel's Founding Generation'

    03/21/2013 4:15:24 PM PDT · by haffast · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 3/21/2013, 3:19 PM | Gil Ronen
    U.S. President Barack Obama addressed a young audience in Jerusalem Thursday afternoon with a message that some will see as inspiring, and others as incitement. He began by reassuring Israelis that they have the full support of the United States of America. "Those who reject Israel's right to exist," he said, "may as well reject the earth under their feet or the sky above, because Israel is not going anywhere. And today I want to tell you – particularly the young people – so long as there is a United States of America, atem lo levad. You are not alone."...
  • Iraq War Hero With Brain Injury Is First Man Charged Under NY Safe Act (Video)

    03/21/2013 4:13:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 21, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Benjamin M. Wassell, an Iraq War hero who, despite a traumatic brain injury from an improvised explosive device that destroyed his vehicle back in 2006, was able to lead other wounded Marines through a minefield to safety, was the first person charged in violation of the New York State Safe Act. (VIDEO AT LINK) Iraq War hero Benjamin Wassell faces seven years in prison for the violation. Wassell pleaded not guilty today. Guns.com reported: A Western New York man now faces seven years in prison for violating Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new gun control-law, the NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement...
  • NONSENCE THREAD

    03/21/2013 4:11:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 141 replies
  • Suspects in road rage shooting chase victims into southeast Dallas school

    03/21/2013 4:09:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | March 20, 201 | Matt Peterson
    Suspects in road rage shooting chase victims into southeast Dallas school By Matt Peterson mpeterson@dallasnews.com 10:43 am on March 20, 2013 | Permalink Two people fleeing a road rage shooting took refuge at an elementary school in southeast Dallas on Tuesday, police said. The incident began about 3:30 p.m. when the victims were leaving a Minimart at 136 S. Masters Drive and nearly backed into the suspect’s car. “You almost hit my vehicle,” the unidentified suspect said, before throwing a red brick through the driver’s side window, according to a police report. The brick smashed the window and struck the...
  • Media fail: Stomp Jesus FAU professor is a Dem. Party official

    03/21/2013 4:05:32 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 24 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com/ ^ | 3/21/2013 | Tom Tillison
    A South Florida college professor’s bizarre classroom antics have made waves for their shocking display of religious intolerance. But they were even more instructive in educating the rest of us on the alarming thought process of yet another Palm Beach County Democratic leader. Florida Atlantic University professor Deandre Poole instructed his intercultural communications class earlier this month to write the name “Jesus” on a piece of paper, then drop it on the floor and stomp on it. One student, a devout Mormon, was so so disturbed by the exercise that he complained to school officials, saying Poole had offended his...
  • Former Titans cheerleader arrested for sexual battery

    03/21/2013 4:04:40 PM PDT · by TheThirdRuffian · 47 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 21, 2013 | TMZ Staff
    Former NFL cheerleader has been charged with aggravated sexual battery after allegedly grabbing a 12-year-old boy's penis outside his pants ... and attempting to perform oral sex on him. 42-year-old Elizabeth Garner -- who cheered for the Tennessee Titans until 2009 -- was also charged with solicitation of a minor for rape of a child. According to law enforcement, Garner -- who is married -- is accused of following the 12-year-old to the bathroom during a party last month hosted by the boy's mother, grabbing his penis over his shorts ... and attempting to remove them in order to...