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  • Russian police detain 140 suspected of Islamic extremism in Moscow

    04/26/2013 12:46:26 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 2:24 PM, April 26, 2013 | From ASSOCIATED PRESS
    MOSCOW — Russian police and security agents have detained 140 people at a mosque in Moscow on suspicion of involvement with Islamic extremism.A statement from the Federal Security Agency reported by Russian news agencies said among those detained in the Friday action were 30 citizens of unspecified foreign countries.The detentions come a week after the two suspects in the fatal Boston Marathon bombing were identified as originating from the Russian region of Chechnya and sympathizing with Islamic extremists.

    04/26/2013 12:37:55 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 193 replies
    Free Republic | April 26, 2013 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread ... there is no telling where it will go and...
  • College’s Husky Dog Logo Promotes Rape, Says Student (UCONN)

    04/26/2013 12:27:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 237 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:21 04/26/2013
    The new logo for the University of Connecticut’s sports teams is a terrifying husky dog that calls to mind images of sexual assault, says one student. The new logo was unveiled last week, receiving mixed-to-negative reviews from UConn fans who preferred the older, cuter husky dog. But one student went much further, criticizing the new, meaner logo for being a pro-rape symbol. Ads by GoogleIn an open letter to UC President Susan Herbst, self-described feminist student Carolyn Luby wrote that the redesigned team logo will intimidate women and empower rape culture. UConn basketball coach Geno Auriemma said the logo “is...
  • Boston Suspects’ Mom Was Also in Terror Database, Sources Tell AP

    04/26/2013 12:26:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Blaze / The Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was added to a federal terrorism database about 18 months before the attack, government officials said Thursday. Two government officials said the CIA had Zubeidat Tsarnaeva’s name listed along with that of her son Tamerlan Tsarnaev after Russia contacted the agency in 2011 with concerns that the two were religious militants about to travel to Russia. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the case. Being in the classified TIDE database does not automatically mean a person is suspected by the U.S. of...
  • Glenn Beck on the O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly mumbles under his breath

    04/26/2013 12:24:27 PM PDT · by GraceG · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/26/2013 | Mike Opelka
    During Thursday night’s episode of The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News, Glenn Beck discussed TheBlaze’s investigation into the government’s curious handling of the Saudi national who was questioned in the hospital after the Boston Marathon bombings. The two former Fox colleagues talked about the possible reasons for DHS detaining the Saudi man and O’Reilly said he’s willing to give Beck “a hearing.”
  • Stalled “Ground Zero Mosque” Property Could Become Condos

    04/26/2013 12:22:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 26 Apr 2013 11:00 AM | Lisa Barron
    The controversial plan for a mosque and Islamic cultural center at Ground Zero may be scrapped and the property instead turned into residences. Sharif El-Gamal, the developer behind the stalled project, is in talks about turning the property at 43 Park Place in lower Manhattan into condominiums, reports the New York Post. …
  • Todd Akin: I’d Take Back Comments on ‘Legitimate Rape’

    04/26/2013 12:09:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 26 Apr 2013 12:38 PM | Melanie Batley
    Former Rep. Todd Akin said he regrets the comments he made about “legitimate rape” which derailed his Missouri bid for U.S. Senate last year. In an interview with KDSK-TV on Thursday, the 65-year-old was asked whether he would take back the controversial comments. “Of course I would,” the former congressman replied. “I’ve relived them too many times. But that is not reality.” …
  • Welfare officials: Terror suspects, families got food stamps, other aid

    04/26/2013 12:04:07 PM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies ^ | 04/26/2013 | Herald Staff
    As the Herald reported earlier this week, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received benefits as children, when their parents, Anzor and Zubeidat Tsarnaev, were beneficiaries. The Tsarnaev parents received food stamps, which are federally funded, from October 2002 to November 2004, and then from August 2009 to December 2011, the letter said. Anzor Tsarnaev also received money through the Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, a state and federally funded program which provides cash assistance to families with children and pregnant women, from January 2003 to March 2003, and again from August 2009 to June 2010. Tamerlan’s wife, Katherine...
  • Putin says Russia had nothing to offer on Tsarnaev brothers

    04/26/2013 12:03:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2013 | Will Englund
    President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that, “to our great regret,” Russian security services lacked any operative information on the Tsarnaev brothers that they could have shared with their American counterparts. Russian officials had raised concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev with the FBI in 2011 and later that year also with the CIA. But analysts here doubt that Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) was warning the Americans; more likely, they say, it was acting out of worry that Tsarnaev might join an underground group in the strife-torn Russian region of Dagestan during a visit there. The FSB did not respond when the...
  • Jew hatred at UN schools

    04/26/2013 11:59:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 04.26.13, 10:43 | Dan Calic
    For decades the conflict between Israel and the Arabs has remained unresolved. Time and again efforts have been made to find a solution and bring peace between the two sides. … The nagging issue affecting a long sought comprehensive breakthrough is the possibility of a Palestinian state. In order to facilitate this both sides have to be committed to live in peaceful coexistence with each other. While Israel has made it clear it deeply desires peace with all its neighbors, including the Palestinians, can the same be said of the Palestinians? … A recently released video produced by the Center...
  • Praying “under the covers” in an atheist country

    04/26/2013 11:56:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 26, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    What’s it like to live and pray in an officially atheist state? CNS has a fascinating interview with Maria Dhimitri, who lived that way in Albania: “They said God didn’t exist. I couldn’t come to church or pray or speak of God at all,” she said of the communist regime that came to power in her country soon after World War II. The regime made worshipping increasingly difficult and finally imposed a ban on religion in the country in 1967, making Albania the first and only constitutionally atheist state.Dhimitri was teaching piano at one of the country’s top conservatories for...
  • ELECTION 2012 Jury: Fraud put Obama on '08 ballot

    04/26/2013 11:55:07 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Democrat officials convicted of making up names for qualifying petition" Two Democrats in Indiana have been found guilty of submitting unauthorized names on the petition that placed then-Sen. Barack Obama on the 2008 presidential election primary ballot, meaning he likely did not qualify. Some of the issues that were uncovered: •Seventy-five GOP vote inspectors were ordered to leave Philadelphia poll locations by Democrat poll judges. One judge was caught on audio. A court order sent them back but it’s unknown what happened when they were gone. These poll locations were all within the 59 precincts where Romney received no votes....
  • We are almost alone (Israel vs. Iran/Syria/Egypt etc.)

    04/26/2013 11:48:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 04.25.13, 20:05 | Eitan Haber
    Even if as we speak American aircraft are preparing to attack the nuclear facilities in Iran, and even if as we speak American Tomahawk missiles are searching for the chemical weapon storage facilities in Syria, the truth should not be concealed: In this war, we are (almost) on our own. America will only go to war for its own interests. In the current atmosphere in the United States, as it is withdrawing from its current wars, Washington will not go to war for Jerusalem. …
  • Adversity abounded for Michael Mauti in time at Penn State

    04/26/2013 11:47:58 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 4-26-13 | Ted Lewis
    MANDEVILLE — This is the weekend Michael Mauti has been looking forward to since he first put on a football uniform — maybe even before. And if it’s happening a year, maybe two, later than the former Penn State linebacker figured, well, life seldom goes as planned, especially considering the turmoil surrounding the Nittany Lions in the past two seasons. “You can’t always control what happens to you,” said Mauti, who’ll be watching this week’s NFL draft with his family in Mandeville — including his father, ex-Saints receiver Rich Mauti. “And it’s been a roller coaster for me. I’m hoping...
  • Economy stuck in neutral [DNC & Its State press will work to keep economy off of page 1]

    04/26/2013 11:45:57 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 14 replies ^ | April 26 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    No matter how many times the White House tells us recovery — real recovery — is just around the corner it never quite pans out.
  • Bombers' Mosque In Boston A Factory For Terrorists

    Homeland Insecurity: The New York Times thinks the Boston bombers "self-radicalized" on the Web. But it didn't look at their mosque, which has churned out other terrorists, too. USA Today, on the other hand, did look at their mosque — the Islamic Society of Boston — and found "a curriculum that radicalizes people," according to a local source quoted in the paper's investigation. "Other people have been radicalized there." In fact, several ISB members and leaders have been convicted or suspected of terrorism, including: (snipped) Abdurahman ,Alamoudi,Aafia Siddiqui, Ahmad Abousamra, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jamal Badawi, and The Tsarnaev brothers,
  • New Miami, Jacksonville, and Minnesota NFL uniforms

    04/26/2013 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
  • WH: "No," Syria WMD warnings were not a bluff

    04/26/2013 11:33:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/26/13 | staff
    "No," said White House press secretary Jay Carney, Syrian President Bashar Assad should not doubt how serious the United States is about responding to evidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons against its own people - but Carney added that we need to "build on" that evidence to be certain and would not provide a timetable for that investigation.
  • Morning Bell: American Families Cannot Afford the Cost of Amnesty

    04/26/2013 11:31:32 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 9 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | April 25, 2013 | Derrick Morgan
    Our nation is going broke, and now is not the time to increase burdens on American families.The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744)—commonly called the “Gang of Eight bill” after the eight Senators who came up with it, Charles Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), John McCain (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)—includes amnesty for some 11 million unlawful immigrants. That amnesty would further burden taxpayers and weaken our fiscal situation. Congress should not rush to pass the bill without understanding the cost to the American...
  • CURL: W outclasses Barack and Bill, without even trying

    04/26/2013 11:31:16 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    Shortly after Barack Obama was elected in 2008, a fellow reporter who’d covered President George W. Bush all eight years told me she’d had enough of the travel and stress and strain of the White House beat, that she was moving on.Just before we said our goodbyes, I asked her if she’d miss covering President Obama. “Not at all. He’s an inch deep. Bush is a bottomless chasm, a deep, mysterious, emotional, profound man. Obama is all surface — shallow, obvious, robotic, and, frankly, not nearly as smart as he thinks. Bush was the one.” Her words, so succinct, have...