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    03/24/2013 12:23:53 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/24/13 |
    An Oregon public school teacher says he’s on the verge of being fired because of his outspoken views against Planned Parenthood and abortion. Bill Diss, who taught at Benson High School in Portland for 11 years, was placed on paid leave March 19 and recommended for dismissal, the Oregonian reported. That day, the math teacher said he was given a few minutes to collect his things and was escorted from school premises by police, according to the Christian News Network. Diss is a staunch Roman Catholic and blocked two Planned Parenthood workers from entering his classroom in September because, he...
  • The Walking Dead: S3 E15 "This Sorrowful Life" - Discussion Thread

    03/24/2013 12:18:26 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 75 replies
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  • Seder re-enactments on YouTube

    03/24/2013 12:06:50 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 17 replies
    YouTube | 3/24/'13 | Zionist Conspirator
    YouTube can certainly be an embarrassment of riches. Just last night I found these two re-enactments of the Seder shel Pesach: one Sefaradi, and one Temani (Yemenite). For the Sefaradi seder, click here. For the Temani seder, click here. Please note that these are re-enactments, as direct operation of electrical equipment is forbidden on yom tov. I'm sure there's much more available for viewing, but this should hold all interested FReepers for now. Wishing all a Pesach kasher vesameach!
  • QE for Dummies

    03/24/2013 12:00:12 PM PDT · by betty boop · 10 replies
    A reader recently lamented: I have been trying to get my head around the mechanism of QE. Not being an economist or experienced investor I don't really understand a lot of the jargon. The usual simple definition of QE as "thin air money printing" does not satisfy my need for understanding either. Have hunted for a description of QE for dummies that leaves me feeling like I get it, but with no luck. My difficulty is in understanding how thin air money gets into circulation. So I'm going to do my best to answer this plea in as intuitive...
  • 7-year-old asks the President to “Please change the law about killing babys....”

    03/24/2013 11:54:59 AM PDT · by Wanderer99 · 45 replies
    National Right to Life News Today ^ | March 22, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    Dear Presedent Obama My name is Alexander. I’m 7. Please change the law about killing babys when they are still in mommy’s tummys. This babys are a live and not one chose to die. Please make a new law that will protect the babys. Marten Luther King, Jr. had a drem and he changed America and I also have a dream that Momys have to take good care of the babys in there tummys and bring babys to the orfanedg and other mommys can adopt them and they will be happy. I will also be Presedent wen I grow up....
  • President flees capital amid violence in Central African Republic

    03/24/2013 11:49:26 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/24/2013 | Holly Yan, Jennifer Z. Deaton and Nana Karikari-apau
    The president of the Central African Republic has fled the country's capital and rebels have seized control of the city, a government official said Sunday. President Francois Bozize crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo, said Jules Gautier Ngbapo, a spokesman for the government's territorial administration minister. He declined to disclose Bozize's location Sunday. "Central Africans are waiting for the new president to be named," Ngbapo said in a written statement. Word of Bozize's surprise departure came as violence erupted in the capital, Bangui. Witnesses reported hours of gunfire, and Ngbapo said at least seven civilians were killed as rebels...
  • Rove: Dems must ‘stop scaring’ gun owners

    03/24/2013 11:42:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Hill's Blog Briefing Room ^ | March 24, 2013 | Meghashyam Mali
    GOP strategist and fundraiser Karl Rove on Sunday said Democrats needed to “stop scaring people” about gun control if they wanted to pass bipartisan measures to stem gun violence. Rove pointed to the debate over instituting background checks and said that Democrats were overreaching and pushing away gun owners eager for a bipartisan solution. “This was prompted by the Sandy Hook murders. Those guns were legally purchased with a background check. This would not have solved something like that,” said Rove in a panel discussion on ABC’s “This Week.” “Let's be very careful about quickly trampling on the rights of...
  • Geraldo: Time to Take God Out of St. Patrick's Day

    03/24/2013 11:33:58 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 51 replies
    This is a little late, but still wacky. On his radio show March 15, Fox News host Geraldo Rivera thinks the Irish really ought to take God out of Saint Patrick's Day. "Having been a participant in plenty of St. Patrick's Day celebrations, I just have to say that one of the last things on my mind [was] to venerate St. Patrick. God bless him and all he did, [but] I just don't believe the celebration, I think it's largely a secular celebration," he argued. "More like Mardi Gras, isn't it?"
  • Papal Poverty and Divine Irony

    03/24/2013 11:33:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 24, 2013 | Bevil Bramwell, OMI
    The dictionary defines irony as “a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.” Well, the election of Pope Francis, first of that name, was certainly that. The cardinal electors, most of whom rarely if ever see poor people, chose to be pope someone who has, day after day over many years. The cardinal electors, most of whom live very well indeed, chose someone who lives extremely simply, even cooking his own meals. The cardinals, most of whom do not even do very much to make sure that Church teaching...
  • Va. man accidentally kills self with gun at party

    03/24/2013 11:33:10 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 48 replies
    Police say a Goochland County man accidentally killed himself while playing a Russian roulette-type game at a party.
  • Palin vs. Rove And The 100-year War For The Soul Of The GOP

    03/24/2013 11:27:24 AM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | March 22, 2013 | CHQ Staff
    It is a cinch you are going to lose a fight you don’t even know you are in, and for the past 100 years, grassroots conservatives have been regularly trounced by the Republican Party’s progressive establishment elite because they didn’t really realize they were in a fight for the soul of the GOP. Sarah Palin has drawn the ire – and the attacks – of the GOP’s inside elite because she rallied the Party’s grassroots conservatives and helped them understand that their fight against Washington (and its culture of cronyism, wasteful spending and “you scratch my-back I’ll scratch yours”) is...
  • Freepers help me find this film! - Vanity Post

    03/24/2013 11:27:18 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 31 replies
    My Failing Memory | 3.24.2013 | vladimir998
    Freepers, I need help finding the title of a film. The film was from the 1970s, a crime drama (perhaps a TV movie), in which a police officer/detective who was not respected by his superiors was given a case they thought he couldn't solve. He found the suspect and chased the man (in his underwear or half-dressed IIRC) into an elevator where they had a tense standoff at gun point. In the elevator they talked, and the cop realized the man was not guily (IIRC). They worked together to get out of the elevator and were both killed by waiting...
  • Into the Harbour of the Sacred Passion

    03/24/2013 11:20:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | March 24, 2013 | Dom Mark Daniel Kirby
    Into the Silence Listening to the Passion plunges us into silence. The Word has been silenced. Only a fool would dare to speak. Perhaps there should be no homily today. Anything less than a word out of silence is unworthy of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ; anything more is superfluous. If I am so foolish as to preach today, it is for the sake of silence: a word out of silence, a word into silence. Like Saint Paul, "I am with you in weakness and in much fear and trembling" (1 Cor 2:3). In offering you these...

    03/24/2013 11:12:34 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies ^ | March 22, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    Comments described as 'potential major warning' of Obama's intent A forensic profiler who worked on the disappearance of Natalie Holloway and the double-murder case against O.J. Simpson says he is becoming alarmed by some of the references President Obama is using. Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., who wrote “The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret Fury,” previously said Obama’s statement “I am not a dictator” actually meant, “I am the dictator president.”
  • 'Walking Dead': Zombies Thrive on Weak Economy (Creator Robert Kirkman Cites Economic Unrest)

    03/24/2013 11:08:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | Michelle Chalen
    <p>AMC's smash hit series the "Walking Dead" is one of the biggest things on cable and economic uncertainty may be one reason why, creator Robert Kirkman told CNBC on Friday.</p> <p>"I've always felt zombies didn't really get their due. As far as movie monsters go you see a lot of vampires, werewolf stuff. And it's just now zombies are getting recognized being as cool as they actually are," Kirkman said.</p>
  • Israel fires into Syria after Golan attack on troops

    03/24/2013 11:05:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies ^ | March 24, 2013 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Israel said it fired into Syria on Sunday and destroyed a machinegun position in the Golan Heights from where shots had been fired at Israeli soldiers in a further spillover of the Syrian civil war along a tense front.
  • Zaleski: How about a Palin and Paul ticket? (He thinks he's being funny)

    03/24/2013 11:04:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Fargo-Moorhead Forum ^ | March 23, 2013 | Jack Zaleski
    The best thing that could happen to Democrats in the run-up to the 2016 election campaign is a Republican slate of Sarah Palin for president and Rand Paul for her running mate. It’s a dream ticket for Democrats, a nightmare for Republicans. As the Republican Party attempts to put Humpty Dumpty back together again after the presidential fiascos of 2008 and 2012, the challenge that rises above all others is defining, or redefining, the party. It’s not going well. Party disarray was in full flower recently at the annual meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference, where Palin and Paul...
  • Bloomberg's Phony Fudd Ads Run in 13 States

    03/24/2013 11:03:33 AM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 9 replies
    Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 3/24/2013 | Backwoods Engineer
    Colorado has fallen, and NYC Mayor Bloomberg's "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" is rejoicing. And, they are pressing on to destroy gun rights in other states they see as vulnerable. Below is an image from Bloomberg's $12 million ad campaign that will be running in North Carolina, and 12 other states: Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania. I am sad to see this targeted at my state, because many people will go along with it, right up until the whole state is disarmed. WHEN WILL GUN OWNERS FIGHT BACK? (IMAGE: Doomberg's Fudd...
  • Overusing the 'bully' label

    03/24/2013 11:01:32 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 3-23-13 | susan eva porter
    Admittedly, digital media amplifies some of their mistakes and pours salt into wounds, but the behavior and reactions aren't new. What's new is our reaction to childhood aggression -- and our increasing impatience with children and readiness to label them when they make certain mistakes or experience pain. What caused this shift? In a word, Columbine, but not for the reasons many believe. Dave Cullen, in his book "Columbine," wrote that after the 1999 Colorado school massacre, the media crafted the explanation that shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold had been bullied. They apparently hadn't been, but the nation --...
  • BREAKING: Assad Shot By Bodyguard – Hospitalized in Damascus

    03/24/2013 11:00:51 AM PDT · by turbocat · 355 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/24/13 | Jim Holt
    According to Arab media reports that have been verified – officials assassinated by his bodyguard of Syrian President life Heavy security around the hospital a – my mother in Damascus and in-hospital–
  • This Week Transcript (Karl Rove makes 'Fried Chicken" joke to Donna Brazile...)

    03/24/2013 10:54:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    ABC This Week with George S ^ | 3/24/13 | This Week With George S
    STEPHANOPOULOS: That was Bill Clinton after Dukakis's loss in '88. BRAZILE: That was Bill Clinton after Walter Mondale lost, after Jimmy Carter lost. We had a dynamic governor who was reform minded, who took those reform issues and brought them into the national forefront. He really helped recharge the Democratic Party. But, you know, the Republican Party is out to lunch. I watched CPAC Charl -- I mean Karl. (LAUGHTER) BRAZILE: Charles was a former friend. ROVE: I thought I was a current friend. BRAZILE: But you're always a friend, but you owe me some chili. ROVE: But you owe...
  • Does Progressivism Exist?

    03/24/2013 10:52:45 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2013 | Darren Jonescu
    Forward, in practice, means, and has always meant, the same things: death to multitudes of innocents; economic collapse; spiritual degradation; widespread poverty; a drudgerous, machinelike existence for "the masses," leavened only by mindless amusements designed to palliate the senseless waste of time that is life without genuine hope; and forced debasement in compulsory retardation and indoctrination centers (aka government schools).
  • The Wine, Women and Song Foundation

    03/24/2013 10:50:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    I have watched over the years how publicly unaccountable foundations have amassed billions of dollars, tax free, and spend it on dangerous, leftwing, often anti-American and anti-Israeli outfits, conferences and promoters. Taxpaying citizens opposed to abortion without restrictions, open borders, balkanization of the country, erosion of their constitutional rights, dumbed down education of their children and environmental extremism are fighting opposition very generously funded by these groups. The irony of this development is that capitalists -- like Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Pew -- who owed their fortunes to American free market policies, started most of these foundations. Further, the notion of...
  • Obama Motorcades to Petra: A Jackass in the Desert does not a Messiah Make

    03/24/2013 10:47:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-24-2013 | MOTUS
    It’s Palm Sunday and the new Pope Francis I celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass at the Vatican. Yesterday the Pope warned the faithful of the “tyranny of relativism;”  (SNIP)  “We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego and desires.”  -Pope Benedict XVI And I think by now we all know the pitfalls of setting goals based on Won’s own ego and desires: I AM the Dream That reminds me, Big Guy finally wrapped up his Mideast tour yesterday with a visit to the...
  • Hurricane Sandy took a toll on Lady Liberty

    03/24/2013 10:47:40 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | March 24 , 2013
    She has kept a lonely vigil over New York Harbor with no visitors except for a few workers since Hurricane Sandy. But last week, federal officials announced the Statue of Liberty would again welcome guests by July 4. Although Lady Liberty wasn’t hurt in the storm — give credit to Gustave Eiffel for the skeletal design that can withstand hurricane-force winds — Sandy’s tidal surge destroyed the docks, the energy infrastructure and tore up sections of the walkways. Nearly three-quarters of the island was underwater. Damage was also done to the welcoming and departure station in Liberty State Park in...
  • Kerry Sees UN Treaty as End Run Around Second Amendment

    03/24/2013 10:35:13 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Mar 2013 | John Semmens
    Secretary of State John Kerry touted the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as “the perfect solution for bypassing the objections of gun zealots citing the Constitution’s Second Amendment as a bar to gun control.” “Even if we accept the notion that the Second Amendment prohibits the Government from disarming the population, the Constitution provides an alternative method for accomplishing this objective,” Kerry asserted. “The Constitution’s Article VI says that treaties made by the US Government are the supreme law of the land—anything in the Constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.” “All we need to do...
  • 7 injured at party for 13-year-old rapper

    03/24/2013 10:27:57 AM PDT · by Anila · 50 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/22/13 | Colin Flaherty
    First of all, everyone should know this: Lil Mouse is OK. His mommy got him out of the nightclub before the black mob violence and gun play broke out, leaving seven wounded. Lil Mouse is a 13-year-old gangster rapper from Chicago. His lyrics are all about killing people. Dealing drugs. Using drugs. Making money. More murder. Snitching. Robbery. Gang signs. And that was just in the first minute of his new video, “I’m 4Real.” So it is easy to understand how some of his fans were concerned for his safety when a party for his new video got out of...

    03/24/2013 10:25:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/24/13 | BEN SHAPIRO
    Tina Fey, like other Hollywood-created stars including Lena Dunham, is showing herself to be a box office bust. Her newest film, Admission, in which she stars as an admissions officer who falls into romance with typecast normal person Paul Rudd, clocked in at a mere $6.6M on its opening weekend. “Red States may be holding a grudge over your SNL Sarah Palin impressions,” writes Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood. But this isn’t Fey’s first tepid box office response. She has a long string of them.
  • Eaglebine is ‘the next thing’ for drilling companies

    03/24/2013 10:24:24 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 24, 2013 | Jennifer Hiller
    Is the Eagle Ford moving to the east? Most of the Eagle Ford Shale activity has been concentrated in a cluster of South Texas counties, particularly crude-oil-rich Gonzales, Karnes, DeWitt, La Salle and McMullen, with companies focused on drilling those highly profitable areas as quickly as possible. But oil and gas companies have also leased acreage and started drilling wells on the eastern edge of the trend closer to Austin and Houston where the Eagle Ford Shale meets the Woodbine Sandstone. The so-called “Eaglebine” is generally described as anything located below the Austin Chalk and above the Buda Limestone, said...
  • Mayor Bloomberg: Security Drones Over New York City Are 'Scary' But Inevitable

    03/24/2013 10:22:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 23, 2013 | Michael Kelley
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg considers the domestic use of military-style drones "scary" but says that there is no way to stop it. “Everybody wants their privacy, but I don’t know how you’re going to maintain it,” Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show. “It’s just we’re going into a different world, uncharted, and, like it or not, what people can do, what governments can do, is different ... you can’t keep the tides from coming in.” In September a Congressional Research report stated that domestic drones may be able to bypass constitutional privacy safeguards because of their high...

    03/24/2013 10:18:39 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Schmoyoho and Daym Drops
    Something fun for a boring Sunday.
  • FDNY EMS Lt. spews racist, anti-Semitic tweets, but cried when confronted

    03/24/2013 10:14:46 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 24, 2013 | By SUSAN EDELMAN and CANDICE M. GIOVE
    FDNY EMS Lt. spews racist, anti-Semitic tweets, but cried when confronted By SUSAN EDELMAN and CANDICE M. GIOVE He’s a bigot — and a blubbering crybaby. EMS Lt. Timothy Dluhos, 34, uses an image of Hitler for his profile photo and “Bad Lieutenant” as his online name as he spews a barrage of racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and anti-Asian comments. The FDNY boss proudly posed with Mayor Bloomberg during a 2009 ceremony but hatefully calls Hizzoner “King Jew” and “King Heeb” on Twitter. Dluhos, who works at EMS Station 57 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, dropped to the ground sobbing Friday when The...
  • Ohio question on term limits and Boehner

    03/24/2013 10:09:27 AM PDT · by reed13k · 11 replies
    Was just going through the Ohio Constitution and noted there is a limit to U.S. Congressional Representative terms as follows: "No person shall hold the office of United States Representative from Ohio for a period longer than four successive terms of two years. Terms shall be considered successive unless separated by a period of four or more years. Only terms beginning on or after January 1, 1993 shall be considered in determining an individual’s eligibility to hold office." On Boehner's own site it states: "John Boehner (bay-ner) serves as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Elected to represent...
  • Canada 101: A Primer for Americans

    03/24/2013 10:02:33 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 30 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | March 24, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    There have been many misconceptions swirling around down south about Canada. While lack of knowledge about America’s closest neighbor and ally is certainly not uncommon, current issues such as the Keystone XL pipeline have brought many to the surface. In an effort to better educate our American cousins, here’s a quick primer on all things Canada.
  • Cyprus bailout: Kremlin 'could punish Europe' in reprisal for bank levy [Prepper]

    03/24/2013 9:59:37 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 29 replies
    Guardian ^ | March 23, 2013 | Helena Smith in Nicosia, Simon Goodley and Toby Helm
    Fears are growing of Russian reprisals against European businesses as EU authorities desperately seek a deal to save the Cypriot economy by imposing a 25% levy on bank deposits of more than €100,000. As the island scrambled to put together a rescue programme, its finance minister, Michalis Sarris, said "significant progress" had been made on the latest levy plan in talks with officials from the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
  • Detroit's new czar faces deep decay of city's neighborhoods

    03/24/2013 9:59:10 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 24, 2013 | Steve Neavling and Bernie Woodall
    When the state-imposed manager of Detroit, Kevyn Orr, starts the job on Monday he will wade into a city of crumbling neighborhoods where police fail to respond to some calls, arson fires burn out of control and residents scour charred buildings for scrap metal to sell. Except for the business district and a cultural area including a university, museum and some theaters, the city of Detroit, population 700,000, is in bad shape. Orr, a Washington, D.C.-based bankruptcy lawyer, will have the official title of "Emergency Financial Manager." But his remit as an unelected administrator will range far beyond money. His...
  • A proposal to study how violent video games may be affecting the minds of youngsters has stalled

    03/24/2013 9:57:43 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/24/13 | Dan Friedman
    WASHINGTON — The gun lobby isn’t the only group throwing its weight around trying to thwart President Obama’s plans to combat gun violence. Even a modest proposal to study how violent video games might be affecting young minds has quietly run aground, the victim, sources say, of opposition by the burgeoning video game industry — a $67 billion colossus with increasing clout in Washington.
  • Living in Obama’s Mad House

    03/24/2013 9:50:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/24/2013 | Alan Caruba
    Americans cannot buy guns fast enough in the face of a government trying to negate the Second Amendment. It says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” That’s definitive. ‘The people’ is us!
  • Texas woman sets snake on fire, snake sets her house on fire

    03/24/2013 9:47:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    NYDN ^ | March 22, 2013 | Michael Walsh
    Texas woman sets snake on fire, snake sets her house on fire The woman was frightened by a snake outside her house, so she doused it with gas and had her son set it on fire. That plan didn’t work out so well. A Texas woman burned her own house down during a heated battle with a snake. The serpent frightened the lady while cleaning outside her home Wednesday night. She doused the limbless reptile in gasoline and called over her son to set it ablaze. The plan backfired. Her son tossed a lit match at the creeping reptile but...
  • Senate Democrats Vote To Provide Obamacare To Illegal Aliens Under Immigration Plan

    03/24/2013 9:47:20 AM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-24-2013 | John Hill
    Come on's all free, courtesy of the American taxpayer!- by John HillStand With ArizonaJoe Wilson is right....again.Remember Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and his outburst at Obama's 2010 State of the Union address? Here's a refresher: Obama said his healthcare plan would not cover illegal aliens - twice. Wilson shouted "You lie!" to the outrage of many, and for which he was later censured by Pelosi & Co. Democrats said it was ridiculous to suggest that illegal aliens would EVER be able to receive Obama Care benefits. Wilson was right, of course, as SWA pointed out and way back in...
  • As VP, Biden Has Been Flying To Delaware on the Weekends

    03/24/2013 9:45:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 3/23/13 | Keith Koffler
    Vice President Biden has been flying home to Wilmington, Delaware most weekends at enormous expense to taxpayers, even though he has an exclusive government-provided residence in Washington. Biden himself acknowledged the flights during recent remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General, noting that the sequester would force him to temporarily alter his expensive habit and use the train instead. According to reports, Biden generally uses Air Force Two to get to Wilmington. The cost of flying Air Force Two, a military version of the Boeing 757-200, amounts to about $8,800 per hour, according to the most recent federal data.
  • After Israeli Apology, Erdogan Plans Gaza Visit

    03/24/2013 9:42:09 AM PDT · by haffast · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 3/24/2013, 6:39 AM
    A day after Israel apologized to Turkey over the Mavi Marmara incident, its Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday that he will visit Gaza. “I may eventually visit Gaza and the West Bank in April. This visit would take place in the context of a general effort to contribute to the resolution process,” Erdogan told reporters, according to a report in the Turkish daily Hurriyet. Hamas’s Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, had already announced on Friday that Erdogan would visit Gaza in the near future, the report said. Hamas spokesman Taher al-Nunu had confirmed that "Recep Tayyip...
  • Advocating for citizenship: Four Red Wing students visit Capitol Hill

    03/24/2013 9:35:46 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    The Republican Eagle ^ | March 24, 2013 | Sarah Gorvin
    To four Red Wing High School students, a recent trip to Washington, D.C., was more than a chance to see the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. For them, the trip was personal. “We went to advocate for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and to talk to representatives from the House of Representatives and Senate,” student Oscar Machado said. Machado, along with classmates Oscar Hernandez, William Ortiz and Deisy Miranda Rivera, visited the Capitol March 4 through March 8 to attend the 2013 National Latino Advocacy Days. The event was put on the National Council of La Raza...
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Photo)

    03/24/2013 9:32:17 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    As someone interested in the history of the American old West, I found this photograph quite interesting. It was taken circa 1932 by photographer John Walker and shows the location of the sight where, 50 years or so earlier, the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place in Tombstone, AZ at 3:00PM on October 26, 1881. The scene depicted in the photo is probably close to what it looked like at the time of the famous confrontation that occurred between the Earp brothers (Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan) and Doc Holliday, and "The Cowboys" (the Clanton Brothers, Ike and Billy and...
  • US Panel backs Trial for Anthrax Vaccine on Children

    03/24/2013 9:26:05 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 8 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 19 March 2013 | BBC Staff
    A US presidential commission has paved the way for testing an anthrax vaccine on children, prompting criticism that participants would be "guinea pigs".But the bioethical issues report said researchers would have to overcome many hurdles before conducting any trial.Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius must decide whether to act on the paper's recommendations.
  • Severe U.S. storm brings heavy snow, baseball-sized hail

    03/24/2013 9:20:52 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies
    Reuters via Drudge ^ | Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:23pm EDT | Mary Wisniewski-- CHICAGO
    (Reuters) - A major early spring storm brought heavy snow, severe thunderstorms and floods as it moved east across the United States on Saturday, closing highways, forcing flight cancellations and causing a pileup involving dozens of vehicles.The weather system forced the cancellations of more than 100 flights in and out of Denver International Airport on Saturday and blowing and drifting snow closed several roads in Colorado, including Interstate 70 in both directions east of Denver to the Kansas state line.   "Travel on the eastern plains is strongly discouraged," said Mindy Crane, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation. "It...
  • Cyprus Bankruptcy? No Tsunami Waves Hitting The US Mortgage Market … Yet

    03/24/2013 9:17:12 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/24/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    High level meetings are happening among the Eurogroup leadership and Cyprus, according to That is, Northern Europe wants to bail out Cyprus, but under pretty stiff conditions. Cyprus wants a bailout, but without any conditions. Russians want a bailout of Cyprus and its banks, but wants Northern Europe to pay for it. Cyprus’ second largest bank has limited cash withdrawals to EU100 per customer. March 24 (Bloomberg) — Daily withdrawals at ATM machines of Cyprus Popular Bank are limited from today to EU100 per customer, the lender’s spokesman Costas Archimandritis said in a telephone interview from Nicosia. And the...
  • NRA chief says Bloomberg can't 'buy America' amid $12M gun control ad blitz

    03/24/2013 9:15:57 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar. 24, 2013 | news staff
    NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre on Sunday challenged New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to spend $12 million on ads meant to pressure senators into backing strict new gun control measures, saying Bloomberg "can't buy America." Bloomberg confirmed Sunday that he plans to spend $12 million to run ads in at least 10 states, suggesting there could be a political price to pay for opposing the measures. Making clear he intends to be a counterweight to the NRA, Bloomberg said he wants to make sure the powerful gun lobby is not "the only voice" in this debate. If he can...
  • Retired Army Officer: DHS Must Surrender Their War Weapons to Dept. of Defense

    03/24/2013 9:06:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 24, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday March 23, Terry M. Hestilow, a retired Army officer with nearly 30 years of service under his belt, posted this letter he sent to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) this week. Hestilow wants DHS to hand over their war weapons to the Department of Defense. The Honorable Senator John Cornyn, State of Texas United States Senate 517 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Re: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and that agencies preparation for war against citizens of the United States of America Dear Senator Cornyn, It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning...
  • Study Finds Tea Party Rallies Added 5 Million Republican Votes

    03/24/2013 9:05:21 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 17 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | March 24, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Before the GOP establishment runs too far to the left on its evolutionary jog away from its base, it might want to take a look at this AEI study about the impact of the Tea Party on the midterm elections and what could have been if the Republican Party had run a populist 2012 campaign instead of working overtime to be centrist.