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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...