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  • two-christians-beheaded-in-new-jersey-by-muslim-man-media-silent

    04/29/2013 5:41:14 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 37 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | February 25, 2013 | Steve Foley
    Authorities in New Jersey allege a Muslim man beheaded two Coptic Christians, burying their bodies and heads and hands in separate graves near Philadelphia, bringing the horror of the persecution of Christians in Islamic nations to the United States. According to New York’s WABC-TV, the Muslim was identified as Yusuf Ibrahim, 28. He was taken into custody after the bodies were found. The report said investigators alleged Ibrahim killed the victims then severed their heads and hands, and buried the remains in the back yard of a home in Buena Vista, N.J. The report said the victims were from the...
  • How Taxpayers Are Funding Political Lobbying

    04/29/2013 5:35:22 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/28/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    Michigan law requires public school districts to report publicly on their website how much taxpayer money they use to lobby the Legislature. But districts in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County have found a way to work around the law. In practice, this means that these public school districts can appear less politically active than they really are, while simultaneously spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on political lobbying. The Setup Enter the Tri-County Alliance. The TCA is a 501c(4) non-profit, which means it is a tax-exempt organization that can lobby for or against legislation. The organization spends its money on...
  • EU to ban pesticides linked to bee deaths

    04/29/2013 5:30:25 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4-29-2013 | Melanie Hall
    A vote at the European Commission on Monday means a continent-wide ban on pesticides linked to bee deaths could be in place later this year. Neonicotinoid chemicals in sprays are believed to harm bees, whose numbers have been falling across Europe. The European Commission says they should be restricted to crops not attractive to bees and other pollinators, but many farmers and crop experts have argued that there is insufficient data. The Commission will impose a two-year restriction on neonicotinoids after 15 countries voted in favour of a ban on Monday - not enough to form a qualified majority, but...
  • Who Says Pigford Is Reparations? [ DNC fought GOP to keep Slavery- Make them pay reparations ]

    04/29/2013 5:26:54 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 29,2013 | by Lee Stranahan
    In a 2001 debate on the issue of slavery reparations, Al Pires--one of the lead attorneys behind the Pigford black farmers settlement--referred to the settlement "mini-reparations" and described the reparations "'dream team' he was part of," which included one of President Barack Obama's most important law school mentors.
  • CMU Parade Controversy Over Naked Woman, Dressed As Pope

    04/29/2013 5:17:57 PM PDT · by Third Person · 63 replies
    KDKA Pittsburgh ^ | April 29th, 2013 | Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Students at Carnegie Mellon say it’s freedom of expression, but the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh calls it inappropriate and disrespectful. At an annual art school parade, a female student dressed up as the pope, and was naked from the waist down while she passed out condoms. Even more, witnesses say the woman had shaved her pubic hair in the shape of a cross. The Diocese has asked CMU to take action. “I think we all know that when we’re growing up we do stupid things but to cross over the line in this instance shouldn’t happen with...
  • Grover Norquist: A Republican who acts like a Democrat?

    04/29/2013 5:13:39 PM PDT · by AuntB · 23 replies
    TeaPartyNation/C-span ^ | Oct. 10, 2011 | Dr. Rich Swier
    I and others have written about Grover Norquist and his ties to unscrupulous individuals and organizations. Now Congressman Frank R. Wolf, Republican from Virginia District 10, has gone to the floor of the House of Representatives and taken Norquist to task. Congressman Wolf states, "My conscience has compelled me to come to the floor today to voice concerns I have with the influence Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, has on the political process in Washington. My issue is not with ATR’s goal of keeping taxes low. Like Ronald Reagan said, and I believe, “the problem is...
  • CNN's Candy Crowley: System 'Worked' In Boston

    04/29/2013 5:10:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    Breibart - Big Journalism ^ | 4-29-2013 | John Nolte
    The Free Beacon catches this jaw-dropper from CNN's Candy Crowley on her Sunday show, "State of the Union": CANDY CROWLEY: Here’s what I’m gathering from the show today talking to folks in office and out of office observing from an expert point of view, it doesn’t look as though there were really dots that were not connected. It looks as though it worked even though it ended up horribly. Give me all your alls’ takes, start over here, on whether — are you troubled by anything? Or do you think there was basically there was not much more that could...
  • Teen picks up trash armed with WWII gun

    04/29/2013 5:09:56 PM PDT · by redreno · 29 replies
    www.cnn.com ^ | 04/25/2013 | unknown
    A man says he walks his neighborhood with a World War II rifle to pick up garbage and keep the area safe. WCNC reports.
  • Ron Paul: Police manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect scarier than attack

    04/29/2013 5:09:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Rep. Ron Paul said the law enforcement that swarmed around Boston in the days following the marathon bombings was scarier than the actual terrorist attack. “The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city,” he said on the Lew Rockwell website, Politico reported. “This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.” The terror attacks on April 15 in Boston killed three and injured 264. Mr. Paul, a former libertarian political candidate who served in Congress as...
  • Stuntman dies while zip-lining across river in India

    04/29/2013 5:03:23 PM PDT · by Doogle · 18 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 04/29/13 | FOX
    An Indian stuntman attempting to break a world record by crossing a river on a zip-line -- while hanging by his ponytail -- died while performing the feat Sunday. Police officer Sailendra Nath Roy, 49, apparently had a heart attack as a result of zip-lining on a wire suspended nearly 600 feet in the air across the River Teesta in West Bengal, India, according to a Sky News report. Roy holds the Guinness World Record for covering the longest distance on a zip-line while hanging by his hair. Roy’s shoulder-length hair was attached to a pulley on a wire, and...
  • Prominent death penalty lawyer Judy Clarke appointed for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    04/29/2013 5:02:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    BOSTON — The defense team representing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect got a major boost Monday with the addition of Judy Clarke, a San Diego lawyer who has managed to get life sentences instead of the death penalty for several high-profile clients, including the Unabomber and the gunman in the rampage that injured former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Clarke’s appointment was approved Monday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler....
  • Dems push gun control agenda in DC, but not in battleground states

    04/29/2013 5:02:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Democratic leaders are wooing staunchly pro-gun candidates to run in pivotal Senate races at the same time they are discussing a strategy for bringing gun control legislation back up for debate. The two-pronged effort has prompted Republicans to accuse the Senate Democratic leadership of hypocrisy, but Democrats say it is simply smart politics. The question is whether two of the Democrats’ most promising potential candidates in Montana and South Dakota will pay a price for the leadership’s political maneuverings in Washington. Or will recruiting candidates who do not support President Obama’s gun control agenda have any effect on Democratic fundraising...
  • WA:Anti-gunners will launch gun control initiative campaign

    04/29/2013 5:02:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 April, 2013 | Dave Workman
    Washington state firearms owners will learn Monday morning what kind of fight they will have on their hands when a group calling itself the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility – which sounds increasingly like “gun registration” – reveals its political plans. Meanwhile, some folks on the Seattle Guns forum are looking at a different initiative effort, and they're already working on it. This would be called the Firearms Freedom Act of 2013.And there are also concerns about whether background checks might collide with patient privacy under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).According to the Everett Herald and Seattle...
  • Five Boston Marathon Bombing Conspiracy Theories Debunked

    04/29/2013 4:57:02 PM PDT · by mnehring · 22 replies
    In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent capture of one and killing of the other suspect, a number of conspiracy theories have arisen (as they always do) . Let’s sift through some of the more prominent ones and do a gut/fact check.1. #FalseFlag Perhaps the first “official” conspiracy floated (largely by big-time conspiracy theory profiteer Alex Jones), some people believed that the attack was a “false flag.” This term in conspiracy theorist jargon means any situation where an attack is presumed orchestrated by a government or organization pretending to be someone or something else. Why this is the...
  • Remember claims 90% of Americans wanted background check bill to pass?: Well, it was clearly wrong

    04/29/2013 4:54:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    John Lott ^ | April 27, 2013 | John Lott
    Despite assurances by the likes of Nate Silver that these are solid polls showing "Overwhelming majorities of 80 to 90 percent of the public say they favor background checks," I have previously noted my skepticism of these claims. To me, it wasn't too surprising that the Senate voted down the gun control bill about 10 days ago. My concern is that people were really just being asked about whether they wanted to keep criminals from getting guns, not about the particular legislation being voted on by the Senate. Well, now there is another poll by the PEW Research Center that...
  • Migrants strangle France alive [French government cuts immigrants welfare by 83%]

    04/29/2013 4:52:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    Pravda/RU ^ | 28 December 2012
    It seems that migration policies of a leading country in Europe, France, are seriously changing. The country is no longer able to hold back the crowd of migrants, many of whom do not want to integrate into the social and economic life of their new home country. The upcoming radical changes for migrants were announced by French Interior Minister Manuel Valls. After a meeting on the National Immigration and Integration, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced significant changes in the countryÂ’s migration policy. The government will reduce financial assistance to immigrants, and this reduction will be substantial. Starting March 1...
  • California lawmakers weigh first statewide ban on lead ammo

    04/29/2013 4:50:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 28, 2013 | Associated Press
    In November, one of the oldest condors in Central California died from lead poisoning after being found with tiny bullet fragments and a .22-caliber slug in his gullet that he apparently swallowed with a mouthful of meat. The 9-year-old giant was one of the earliest released in a condor recovery program along the Big Sur coast. His death -- and the recent death of a golden eagle near Sacramento -- are being highlighted by health and environmental groups who want California to become the first state to impose a statewide ban on the use of lead bullets for hunting.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - April 28th, 2013 (Dispensational Caucus)

    04/29/2013 4:49:50 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 28, 2013 | Uploaded by JD Farag
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - April 28th, 2013 Pastor JD presents three assertions, which seemingly point to Islam's pronounced presence in prophecy as yet another reason that Christ's return for His church is sooner than we may think.
  • Women Catholic Deacons 'No Longer Taboo'

    04/29/2013 4:49:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 4/29/13
    Germany's top Roman Catholic has called for women to be allowed to become deacons, which would enable them to perform baptisms and marriages outside of mass - a novelty for Catholic women.Archbishop of Freiburg Robert Zollitsch, who chairs the German Bishops' Conference, called for the change at the end of a four-day meeting to discuss possible reforms. The conference, the first of its kind, invited 300 Roman Catholic experts to propose reforms. Zollitsch's comments echo year-long calls from the Central Committee of German Catholics to permit women to become deacons. On Sunday, Zollitsch said that aim was no longer a...
  • Plane Makes Emergency Golf Course Landing

    04/29/2013 4:45:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Monday, Apr 29, 2013
    A small plane landed near the third hole at Westlake Golf Course Monday afternoon, according to workers at the course. Three passengers were traveling in the single-engine Cessna, said Deputy Mark Pope, with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. At least one person was injured. It happened about 2:10 p.m. in the 4800 block of Lakeview Canyon Road in West Lake Village (map). It was the second rough landing by a small plane in Los Angeles in three days. On Saturday, a plane with landing gear problems was guided to a safe landing on its belly into Van Nuys Airport....
  • Ted Cruz: Republican Senators Yelled At Us for Threatening to Filibuster Gun Control

    04/29/2013 4:45:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 29, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) told a group of patriots at the FreedomWorks Texas Summit that fellow Republican Senators yelled at him and Rand Paul and Mike Lee for threatening to filibuster the Democrats’ gun control legislation. “We’ve had probably five or six lunches with a bunch of Republican senators standing and looking at Rand and Mike and me and yelling at us at the top of their lungs. I mean really upset. And they said, ‘Look, why did you do this? As a result of this I go home and constituents are yelling at me that I gotta stand on...
  • On the Second Amendment, Kansas points the way

    04/29/2013 4:43:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 18 April, 2013 | Mike Maharrey
    Opponents of federal gun control won a victory in the Senate Wednesday. But without a doubt, Congress will pass some sort of gun-control legislation. And that act will certainly violate the Constitution. Our founding document does not delegate firearm-regulating power to Congress or the president. No clause in the Constitution empowers the federal government to ban any type of gun or magazine, create a gun registry or implement a national system of background checks, and the Second Amendment actively restricts federal power in this area. It prevents the federal government from infringing on the right of people to keep and...
  • Massachusetts Town Becomes Refuge for Fleeing Egyptian Christians

    04/29/2013 4:43:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    JNS.org ^ | 4/29/13
    (JNS.org) A small Massachusetts town has become a growing refuge for Egyptian Christians fleeing persecution in their homeland. Milford, located approximately 40 miles from Boston, has been drawing increasing numbers of Christians from Egypt, bolstering an existing community of Egyptians who settled in the area in the 1980s and founded St. Mark’s Church in nearby Natick, Mass. “Milford is one of the most famous cities that has a lot of Egyptians,” Maged Saad told the Boston Globe. “It is just by luck. We have no experience in USA, but we just asked one friend. He is here also.” As a...
  • For the gun guy who has everything (or for the guy who cannot find any components)

    Interesting, but I will put my money into the real thing.
  • Muslim Free School Plans on Hold Over 'Extremism' Claims

    04/29/2013 4:37:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4/29/13 | John Bingham
    Ministers have been forced to suspend plans to open a high profile Muslim free school amid allegations of links to “extremist” views.The Department for Education has launched an urgent investigation into concerns surrounding the Northern Lights Free School in Halifax, West Yorks, which had been due to open in September his year. It follows claims that Muslim families were coming under pressure to enrol their children at the new Islamic-led primary following a leaflet circulated in the area suggesting that they would go to Hell if they did not participate. The local MP, Linda Riordan, and the local authority Calderale...
  • Mosques Are the Battleground of the War between Islam and the West

    04/29/2013 4:35:01 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 14 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 29 April 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    "We don't debate unprofessional councillors, unprincipled journalists, and self-righteous community organizers; we turn the tables on them": this is how British planning lawyer Gavin Boby, also known as the "mosque buster", describes the activity of his organization, the Law And Freedom Foundation. He uses the law to stop the building of mosques in the UK by demonstrating to local councils that the building of a mosque or an Islamic centre is actually in violation of British law. And he succeeds: the count so far is 16 victories out of 17 cases. Gavin Boby is a 48-year-old planning lawyer from Bristol,...
  • Cruz: GOP Senators Yelled at Me for Supporting Gun Filibuster

    04/29/2013 4:27:38 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2013
    Texas senator Ted Cruz on Friday indicated that the battle among GOP Senators over gun control was so fierce that, at several points throughout the debate, some of his Republican colleagues yelled at him “at the top of their lungs.” “I don’t know that there is an issue that has generated more heat internally in the Republican conference,” Cruz said at a Texas tea party rally. “We’ve had probably five or six lunches with a bunch of Republican senators standing up and looking at Rand [Paul] and Mike [Lee] and me and yelling at us at the top of their...
  • Why Race-Baiting Democrats Will Never Want A "Color Blind" Society

    04/29/2013 4:22:13 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-29-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This goes right along with all the other grievance mongerers they cultivate.Since this is a graphic, it's hard to appreciate the full context of the quote and how devastating it really is. Here it is: "There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs—partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people...
  • RIOT IN LOS ANGLES: Koreatown Is Bitter, Armed and Determined(LA Riot Flashback)

    04/29/2013 4:19:53 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    NY Times via RealHistory.com ^ | May 03, 1992 | SETH MYDANS
    The nation's largest Korean-American community is grim, armed and determined to repel racial violence in its riot-scarred corner of the city. A vigilante Korean security force, wearing white scarves, is patrolling the burned and looted shops of Koreatown, the economically vibrant enclave just north of the sad streets of South-Central Los Angeles, where black and Hispanic residents struggle with poverty and crime. Today, with an uneasy peace settling over the city after hundreds of their businesses were destroyed, the Koreans stood armed inside their shattered store windows.
  • Science Catches Up With 1984 Rape

    04/29/2013 4:17:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    RICHARD WALKER, T&D Staff Writer(0) Comments It began with a request for a novel. It became a nightmare that would turn into a 29-year mystery. The woman was working as a clerk in a Summerville bookstore. A 36-year-old married mother of two, she was alone in the shop on the afternoon of Oct. 25, 1984 when a man entered the store. He wanted to know where the mystery section was located. From that moment, the nightmare began. During a three and a half day trial that ended Thursday, the woman sat in the same St. George courtroom as the man...
  • Can One Iraq Vet Stop Obamacare?

    04/29/2013 4:16:27 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 29 2013 | David Catron
    In the lore of the ancient Romans, Horatius was a soldier who single-handedly fought off an invading army. The Etruscans had attacked in order to impose a despot on Rome and, by holding them back while his comrades destroyed the bridge that was the only practical route to the city, this single warrior saved the free republic. Obamacare is certainly the bridge via which the forces of despotism plan to “fundamentally transform” the United States, and a decorated Iraq veteran named Matt Sissel may be the Horatius who prevents them from crossing. This 32-year-old artist, businessman, and holder of the...
  • Obama officials threatened whistle-blowers on Benghazi, lawyer says [ meanwhile Tsarnaev protected ]

    04/29/2013 4:16:04 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    FNS ^ | April 29 2013 | Fox News
    At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned. Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.
  • Benefits for family of bombing suspects likely exceeded $100k

    04/29/2013 4:10:33 PM PDT · by Alistair Stratford IV · 22 replies
    WCRB ^ | 4/29/2013 | By Janet Wu
    BOSTON —State lawmakers have launched an investigation into whether the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings improperly received public benefits. The House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight is reviewing hundreds of documents collected from state agencies that may have provided benefits to the suspects or their families since 2002. Sources who have seen the 500 pages of documents sent to the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight told News Center 5’s Janet Wu that the Tsarnaev family -- including the parents of the two bombing suspects, the two suspects themselves, their sisters, the widow of the suspect killed...
  • Budweiser Unveils Beer Glass That Connects to Facebook

    04/29/2013 4:09:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2013
    Toasting with new friends just got a futuristic, and slightly creepy, upgrade. Budweiser recently unveiled the “Buddy Cup,” a pint glass with a built-in chip that connects to Facebook. The cup automatically connects people on Facebook when they clink glasses with another “Buddy Cup” user, creating a virtual friendship instantly.
  • Holocaust Denial Up 77 Percent in Canada, Audit Reveals

    04/29/2013 4:08:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 4/28/2013, 12:30 PM | (Arutz Sheva staff)
    Anti-Semitic incidents in Canada rose by 3.7 percent in 2012, and Holocaust denial rose 77 percent, revealed the Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents released by the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada. According to the audit, there were 1,345 anti-Semitic incidents in Canada in 2012, up from 1,297 in 2011. …
  • Gosnell's Defense: Hey, Abortion is "Bloody and Ugly," But It's Not Illegal

    04/29/2013 4:07:44 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Apr. 29, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Abortionist and accused serial killer Kermit Gosnell's attorney wrapped up his defense presentation in a Philadelphia courtroom earlier this afternoon. The Examiner's Tim Carney witnessed the closing argument: “Every one of those babies died in utero.” That is the pillar on which abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s defense rests. Defense attorney John J. McMahon’s closing argument Monday boiled down to this: Gosnell’s supposed crimes were really just late-term abortions. The question in Gosnell’s case, McMahon said, is not “whether he was an abortion doctor,” or “is abortion bloody and ugly?” The question is whether Gosnell killed babies after they were born or...
  • Here’s how a Typhoon multirole aircraft can hit two targets at the same time

    04/29/2013 4:05:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | April 29, 2013 | David Cenciotti
    Here’s how a Typhoon multirole aircraft can hit two targets at the same time with a single targeting pod The recent article about the Typhoon fighter jet performing first laser guided, self designating, simultaneous guided bomb drops sparked some debate. Although other aircraft are known to have similar capabilities, some readers asked how a combat plane could hit two targets at same time with only a single laser designator of the Litening pod. I asked Andrea Kay, Senior Communications Advisor at BAE Systems, one of the companies of the Eurofighter consortium, to shed some light on the matter. Andrea inquired...
  • Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Widespread (Durham scheme reaches several states, federal returns)

    04/29/2013 4:04:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 4/29/13 | Don Carrington
    DURHAM — A stolen-identity tax refund scheme uncovered by a Durham retiree in March apparently is so widespread that one federal official has described it as the “No. 1 tax scam for 2013.” It’s called SIRF, stolen identity refund fraud, and it affects an untold number of innocent taxpayers, costing the federal government billions. It relies on two weaknesses in the operations of the Internal Revenue Service: its desire to get returns to taxpayers quickly, and a timing gap in how it deals with employees and employers. In short, criminals file fake tax returns in the name of a taxpayer,...
  • USCCB hires Sarah Palin advisor as Cardinal Dolan’s spokesperson

    04/29/2013 4:01:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 29, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    The e-mail went out this morning: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomes Kim Daniels on board as spokesperson for the president of the USCCB, Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Daniels brings to the USCCB her experience as director of Catholic Voices USA, an organization of lay Catholics that works to bring the positive message of the Church across a broad range of issues to the public square. She is also an attorney whose practice has focused on religious liberty matters. Daniels and her husband have six children and are active members of their parish in the Archdiocese of Washington. She is...
  • ESPN's Chris Broussard Calls Homosexuality a Sin During Jason Collins Segment (Video)

    04/29/2013 4:01:16 PM PDT · by Third Person · 45 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 29th, 2013 | Michael O'Connell
    In a special one-hour episode covering the immediate effects of Washington Wizards center Jason Collins' coming out as a gay man on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Broussard briefly started discussing his personal beliefs about homosexuality. "If you're openly living that type of lifestyle, the bible says you know them by their fruits, it says that that's a sin," said Broussard, comparing homosexuality to any other sex outside of marriage. "If you're openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, I believe that's walking in open rebellion to God and Jesus Christ." Broussard was on Outside the Lines to...
  • Maloney (D, NY): Background Check Would Have Stopped Boston Bombing Suspect

    04/29/2013 4:01:00 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-29-2013 | Staff
    Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.), a fierce advocate for gun control, claimed a background check of deceased Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev would have stopped him Monday on MSNBC’s “Jansing and Co.” “Tamerlan, as we know now, was on the terrorist watch list, so we know a gun check would stop him, if there was a background check,” she said. “As it stands now, Tamerlan … or the next terrorist can go to any gun show and buy a hundred round magazine, they can buy all of the assault weapons they want, no questions asked.” Maloney’s statement is dubious for...
  • Woman Guilty of Severing Estranged Husband's Penis, Tossing It In Garbage Disposal

    04/29/2013 3:58:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    A jury on Monday convicted a woman who was accused of drugging her estranged husband before severing his penis and tossing it in the garbage disposal. Jurors found Catherine Kieu guilty of torture and aggravated mayhem for the July 11, 2011, attack. Sentencing was scheduled for June 28. "This woman went to extreme lengths to destroy this man's manhood by placing it in the garbage disposal," Deputy District Attorney John Christl said in an interview after the verdict. "She did this out of vengeance, vanity and jealousy." During trial, the 60-year-old victim testified that his penis could not be reattached...
  • Female DNA found on at least one bomb used in Boston Marathon attacks: report

    04/29/2013 3:58:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Female DNA has been found on at least one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attacks, according to a new report. But it isn’t clear if that means a woman helped suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev carry out the attacks. U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal there could be several explanations for the DNA, including that it could have come from a store clerk who handled the materials the two brothers allegedly used in the bombings. A stray hair that landed on one of the explosives could also explain the DNA finding.
  • Cargo Plane Crash In Afghanistan Kills 7

    04/29/2013 3:57:54 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | April 29, 2013 5:43 PM | Krishnadev Calamur
    "Officials say the crash killed all seven crew members. And there is no word yet on their nationalities. "Emergency responders are still on the scene of the crash, at the sprawling base north of Kabul. Officials are still trying to determine the reason for the crash but say there's no indication of hostile fire.
  • Report: Farmers Hoarding Food To Protect Against Currency Collapse

    04/29/2013 3:56:22 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 84 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/29/13 | Mac Slavo
    Argentina is going through the classic stages of economic collapse. The government seized all pensions. They are destroying everything that gives the people incentive to be a society that emerges from the cooperation of everyone. When government turns against its own people, even as the USA is currently doing, you end up with deflation insofar as the economy collapses and wages are not available, while hoarding emerges as does barter. source: Martin Armstrong
  • Israel's 5th Dolphin submarine unveiled in Germany

    04/29/2013 3:53:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/29/2013 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Israel's 5th Dolphin submarine unveiled in Germany By YAAKOV LAPPIN 'INS Rahav' set to undertake long-range classified missions, can carry missiles armed with nuclear warheads, foreign sources say. Israel and Germany unveiled the fifth Dolphin-class submarine constructed for the Israel Navy at a ceremony at the German port of Kiel on Monday. The submarine – called the INS Rahav – is the most expensive defense platform ever purchased by Israel. The vessel is set to undertake several long-range classified missions that are critical for Israel’s security. The submarine is viewed by the navy as an important “force multiplier” that will...
  • Catholic priest calls on Catholics to kill Evangelicals -- no, wait...

    04/29/2013 3:45:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/29/2013 | Robert Spencer
    If a Catholic really had done that, there would have been an international uproar. But no one will take much notice of this. "Saudi Wahhabi Sheikh Calls On Iraq's Jihadists to Kill Shiites," by Haytham Mouzahem for Al-Monitor, April 28: On April 23, Saad al-Durihim, a Saudi Wahhabi sheikh, posted a tweet on Twitter in which he said that jihadist fighters in Iraq should adopt a "heavy-handed" approach and kill any Shiites they can get their hands own, including children and women. This is so that the "rawafid" — a term used by Wahhabi Salafists to refer to Shiites —...
  • WaPo: Homosexual Episcopal bishop dictates to Catholics what we should believe

    04/29/2013 3:41:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say ^ | 4/29/2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I saw in WaPo that the homosexual Episcopalian ex-bishop of New Hampshire is telling Catholics what their doctrine and discipline should be.This serves as a follow-up to my post about Protestants who deign to determine for Catholics what ordination really is and what Mass really is.  That is to say, when Protestant churches host a women-priest circus, they are either blatantly protesting the Catholic Church concerning her most sacred rites, or they are dictating to the Church what Catholics ought to believe.So much for ecumenism!Similarly, the openly homosexual Robinson takes it upon himself to tell Catholics what to do.  We should conform...
  • Cuomo sells New York, and himself

    04/29/2013 3:41:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | april 23, 2013 | bill hammond
    Gov. Cuomo’s nose must grow a little longer every time the state’s latest commercial message hits the airwaves — which is quite a lot recently. “Welcome to the new New York State,” the voiceover intones, “where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business.” The spot, which is supposed to spark business investment, goes on to declare that Empire State companies have saved more than $2 billion through “reduced taxes and lowered costs.” That middle-class tax rates have been cut “to the lowest rate in 60 years.” That the state is creating “tax-free zones for business startups.” And that...
  • Michelle Obama to Jason Collins: "We've got your back!" (Gay Agenda takes over professional sports)

    04/29/2013 3:38:42 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 76 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/29/2013 | STEVE CHAGGARIS
    President Obama called NBA player Jason Collins Monday to offer his support after Collins announced he's gay, becoming the first openly gay major league professional athlete, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett has learned. The president offered congratulations and support on Collins' courage and willingness to be the first in the four dominant pro sports to make this announcement. First lady Michelle Obama also showed her support for Collins on Twitter Monday. "So proud of you, Jason Collins! This is a huge step forward for our country. We've got your back!" she tweeted, signing it "-mo," which indicates...