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  • Dagestani Relative of Tamerlan Tsarnaev Is a Prominent Islamist

    05/08/2013 5:47:24 PM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies ^ | 05/08/2013 | Simon Shuster
    When Tamerlan Tsarnaev spent six months in the Russian region of Dagestan, he had a guide with an unusually deep knowledge of the local Islamist community: a distant cousin named Magomed Kartashov. Six years older than Tsarnaev, Kartashov is a former police officer and freestyle wrestler—and one of the region’s most prominent Islamists. In 2011 Kartashov founded and became the leader of an organization called the Union of the Just, whose members campaign for sharia law and pan-Islamic unity in Dagestan, often speaking out against U.S. policies across the Muslim world. The group publicly renounces violence. But some of its...
  • Benghazi whistleblower hearing: A grand public service

    05/08/2013 5:36:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | by Erik Wemple
    We’ve heard the official line of Obama administration officials. Benghazi happened “a long time ago.” Benghazi has been thoroughly investigated—all the questions have been asked and answered, all the key officials have given their on-the-record testimony. The media have had their chances to ask their questions. If all that is true, then why did the testimony of Gregory Hicks before a House committee today provide such a riveting and enlightening picture of the events of Sept. 11, 2012? Hicks was the State Department’s deputy chief of mission in Libya that night. He would become the chief before the night was...
  • Doomed Libya ambassador: 'We're under attack'

    05/08/2013 5:35:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2013 | Alan Silverleib, CNN Congressional Producer
    Washington (CNN) -- Late on the night of last September 11, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens spoke to his deputy for the final time from the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. "Greg, we're under attack," Stevens told Gregory Hicks.Within hours, Stevens and three other Americans were dead, victims of an armed terrorist assault that has since become a political and foreign policy flashpoint in Washington's partisan wars.
  • First lady: Christie an example of why 'Let's Move' is important

    05/08/2013 5:31:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) suffers from adulthood obesity and is an example of why her "Let’s Move" campaign is such an important initiative. Speaking Wednesday on the "Today" show, the first lady was asked to comment on reports that Christie secretly underwent a medical operation in February to help him lose weight. “The one thing I will say is that there are millions of people like the governor who struggle with adulthood obesity, and that’s one of the reasons why 'Let’s Move' is so important,” she said. “Because we want to...
  • “feeeelings… wo wo wo feeeeeeeelings….”

    05/08/2013 5:28:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say ^ | 5/8/2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    It took them a few hours to get organized, but Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter), in its capacity of LCWR spin surrogate, has started to twist Pope Francis’s address to the UISG (HERE) into something that it is not.Here is an example.In my own quick translation of the meat of the Pope’s remarks, I commented that translation of the phrase (in Italian, but also in Latin) “sentire con la Chiesa… sentire cum ecclesia“, can be tricky to render into English.  In Italian, “sentire” has a stronger line of meaning in the senses and feeling, hearing, smelling, so forth.  But the...
  • Salafi group building mosques in Philly and Jersey (video)

    05/08/2013 5:22:25 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 8 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | May 6 2013 | creeping
    Salafi group building mosques in Philly and Jersey (video) Posted on May 6, 2013 by creeping Three in Philly, at least one in Camden, one in Asbury Park, and others in New Jersey, North Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland and more.Start listening at 5:15 via The Salafi Marakiz in the United Kingdom & America – YouTube.Germany has banned three Salafi movements who want to implement sharia law. What Muslim group doesn’t want that?As Robert Spencer posted recently, Mosques are the battleground of the war between Islam and the West. We haven’t had a chance to watch the video but if you have...
  • Increasing Attacks on Christianity in Europe

    05/08/2013 5:20:24 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 July 2012 | Enza Ferreri
    I'm afraid that Raymond Ibrahim might in the not-so-distant future have more work to do when compiling his monthly statistics of persecution of Christians. European countries may have to be added to his list. Persecution of Christians in Europe takes mainly two forms. The first is the age-old type that we already know from what happens in Asia and Africa as Muslim (mostly illegal) immigrants spread across the globe. The second is the brand-new, "liberal" kind, deriving from European elites' efforts to marginalize Christianity in its own historical home. I'll focus in this post on a few examples of the...
  • Close call: Cher’s mom changed mind about aborting famous daughter while sitting in clinic

    05/08/2013 5:16:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Life Site ^ | by John Jalsevac
    May 8, 2013 ( – This past weekend during an appearance on a Lifetime show called Dear Mom, Love Cher, the famous singer’s mother confessed that she came within minutes of aborting her now-famous daughter. Georgia Holt was 20 and recently separated from her husband when she found herself pregnant with Cher. She had moved back in with her own mother, who, when she found out that Georgia was expecting, gave her daughter an ultimatum: reunite with her husband or get an abortion. Holt at first opted for the abortion, to the point that she even went to the clinic...
  • Obama to host Cameron on Monday: White House

    05/08/2013 5:15:49 PM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 09 May 2013 7:28 AM | AFP/jc
    WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will meet British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House on Monday to discuss Syria and the G8 summit next month in Northern Ireland, officials said. "The prime minister's visit underscores the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom that has been crucial in advancing our shared security and prosperity," a White House statement said. The statement said that in addition to Syria and the G8, the talks would include discussion on trade and economic cooperation and counterterrorism measures. The Cameron visit will take place as Washington seeks to build momentum...
  • Every Holyday Of Obligation On Liturgical Calendar Deferred To Easter

    05/08/2013 5:13:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington, DC–A spokesman for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced today that beginning tomorrow on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, every holyday of obligation listed on the Liturgical Calender, including Sundays, would from here on be deferred to Easter. The announcement came as welcomed news to many Catholics who found the near-impossible obligations imposed on them by their bishops simply too difficult to fulfil. Spokesman for the USCCB Sister Maxine Howard told the press this morning that the removal of nearly every obligatory holyday was a long time coming. “This will most certainly come as a relief to many Catholics who were falling into sin because of unfeasible Church requirements.”...
  • Student mad at teacher at Duncanville Student Goes off against teacher (Live Leak video)

    05/08/2013 5:09:32 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    Live Leak video ^ | May 8, 2013
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  • Sharyl 'Benghazi Campaign' Attkisson Hadn't Reported About the Attack On the Air in Over 5 Months

    05/08/2013 5:00:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    CBS's Sharyl Attkisson is apparently viewed by network executives as "wading dangerously close to advocacy" in her coverage of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, as Politico's Dylan Byers asserted in a Wednesday item. Byers reported that "Attkisson can't get some of her stories on the air, and is thus left feeling marginalized and underutilized." Attkisson's minute-long report about the House Oversight Committee's latest hearing on the attack on Wednesday's CBS This Morning was actually the first time since November 23, 2012 that the journalist reported about the story on air, according a search...
  • Ex-official describes confusion during Benghazi attack

    05/08/2013 4:59:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    Auburn Citizen ^ | 5/8/2013 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON | A former top diplomat in Libya on Wednesday delivered a riveting minute-by-minute account of the chaotic events during the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi last September, with a 2 a.m. call from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and confusion about the fate of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.In a slow, halting and sometimes emotional voice, Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission who was in Tripoli, described for a House committee how a routine day on Sept. 11, 2012, quickly devolved as insurgents launched two nighttime attacks on the facility in eastern Libya, killing...
  • Minnesota governor questions Vikings’ release of Chris Kluwe

    05/08/2013 4:55:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    1500 ESPN ^ | May 8, 2013
    “Yeah, I don’t feel good about it,” said Dayton when asked about the Minnesota Vikings decision to release outspoken punter Chris Kluwe. “I’m not in a position to evaluate the relative punting abilities, but it seems to me the general manager said, right after the draft, they were going to have competition,” Dayton recalled. “Well, they bring the one guy in, he kicks for a weekend and that’s competition? “I just think sports officials ought to be honest about what the heck is going on, same way I think public officials should be honest about what’s going on, so that...
  • A Gold Number Literally Off The Charts

    05/08/2013 4:54:57 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | Dave Gonigam
    A Gold Number Literally Off The Charts Dave GonigamMay 8, 2013“Setting a record” doesn’t begin to do the story justice. The Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department is out with its monthly figures on China’s gold imports via Hong Kong. The Chinese government is notoriously secretive about its total imports, so the Hong Kong figures are the best we have to go on. The March number is 223.5 metric tons — literally off the charts… “This is quite out of expectation, as all these imports were done before the market slump in April,” a trader at the Bank of China...
  • What we learned today about the Benghazi attacks

    05/08/2013 4:49:23 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 35 replies ^ | 5/8/13 | David Freddoso
    If anyone suggests that nothing new was said in today’s Benghazi hearing — it’s just not true. It doesn’t take a smoking gun to solve a murder case, and the absence of a smoking gun here doesn’t take away from the fact that huge doubt was cast both on the Obama administration’s diligence with respect to its mission in Libya and its sincerity in explaining what had happened after the fact. There were several important revelations in today’s testimony. They come from sources that are not mere partisan hacks, but civil servants who experienced the Benghazi attacks up close and...
  • Police: Man beat up over unwanted shirt removal (Seattle)

    05/08/2013 4:45:54 PM PDT · by Stoat · 32 replies
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | May 8, 2013 | Michael Harthorne
    A banker beat up a man he believes sexually propositioned him by removing one of his two shirts during a business conversation in a hotel room last week, according to the Seattle Police Department. Officers were called to the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn in downtown Seattle around 1:15 a.m. Thursday for a reported assault and found the victim covered in blood in the lobby. The victim told officers he was in the hotel bar when he met the suspect, who was in town for a bankers convention. The two got into a conversation about banking until last call, at...
  • 2012 Testimony: Lack of Budget Not a Factor in Benghazi Security Decisions (Video)

    05/08/2013 4:45:45 PM PDT · by blueyon · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/08/2013 | John Sexton
    During today's hearings, Democrats have suggested that cuts to the State Department's budget may have played a role in the lack of security in Benghazi. This claim was addressed during the previous hearings which took place on Oct. 10, 2012.
  • Hagel declares war on troops’ pin-up girls

    05/08/2013 4:37:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 8, 2013 | Joe Saunders
    Chuck Hagel has his priorities. The country’s in the middle of a war against terrorists. The administration he serves all but admits the military he’s in charge of can’t or won’t back up tough talk to Syria. But the Defense secretary keeps his eyes on the prize. According to the Military Times, Hagel has ordered inspections to make sure American soldiers, sailors and marines the world over have only G-rated material in their workplace. The mission is to ensure there are no “materials that create a degrading or offensive work environment,” Military Times reports. According to the paper, the effort...
  • RikuDgalim - Yom Yerushalayim 2013

    05/08/2013 4:36:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    INNTV ^ | 8/5/13
  • Scientists must Study the Nuclear Weak Force to Better Understand LENR

    05/08/2013 4:30:46 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 11 replies
    Vortex-L via ^ | Tue, 07 May 2013 21:33 | David Niebauer
    Scientists must Study the Nuclear Weak Force to Better Understand LENR By Daily Energy Report | Tue, 07 May 2013 21:33 | 2 In the early part of the 20th Century physicists theorized that a mysterious force held the nucleus of an atom together. When it was demonstrated that this force could be tapped, releasing tremendous amounts of energy, a wave of excitement swept the scientific world. It took only a few short years before atomic energy theories were experimentally validated in the first nuclear weapon detonations. Hiroshima and Nagasaki followed. Most of us alive today were born under the...
  • Amanda Berry: Three captive women chained up in grim dungeon for a decade gave birth to five babies

    05/08/2013 4:28:45 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 113 replies
    Mirror ^ | 5-7-2013 | Chris Bucktin, Ben Rossington
    Gina DeJesus, 23, Michelle Knight, 30, and Amanda Berry, 26 , and her six-year-old daughter fled the house in Cleveland, Ohio. Ariel Castro, 52, and his two brothers have been arrested. Frantic Amanda choked back tears as she told police “I’m free” after she escaped the dungeon. Amanda fled the hell-hole thanks to a hero neighbour before her dramatic 911 call ended the victims’ ordeal . It had been feared that Amanda and the other captives – Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight – had been murdered. After escaping the house on Monday just three miles from where they each went...
  • PA Official: 'If We Had Nuke, We'd Have Used It This Morning'

    05/08/2013 4:24:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/13
    A senior Palestinian Authority has praised the use of violence against Israel, asserting that if the PA had the military wherewithal to rise up against the Jewish state, it would not hesitate to do so. "I swear that if we had a nuke, we'd have used it this very morning," vowed Jibril Rajoub during an interview with the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV channel, as reported by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). Jibril Rajoub is the Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Chairman of the PA Olympic Committee. The interview was also published on Rajoub's Facebook page on May 2,...
  • Teens assault mother, daughter at gas station, St. Paul police say

    05/08/2013 4:20:06 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 68 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-8-13 | mara gottfried
    A woman and her 25-year-old daughter were assaulted by a group of teens in a St. Paul gas station parking lot Tuesday, May 7, police said. A male dragged the 45-year-old woman across the lot and a female punched her in the face, said Sgt. Paul Paulos, police spokesman. Paramedics checked out the woman and her daughter at the scene, and they were not taken to the hospital, he said. The mother had scrapes on her elbows and knees, consistent with being dragged, and the daughter had a bruise on her head from being punched, Paulos said. Police were called...
  • Bizarre Sea Creature Washes Ashore [Yes, Satire]

    05/08/2013 4:18:07 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 17 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | May 8, 2013 | Scooter Van Neuter
    A bizarre-looking carcass washed ashore recently on a New Zealand beach, fueling speculation that it was some sort of sea monster. A YouTube video described the carcass on Pukehina Beach in the Bay of Plenty as belonging to a "strange marine creature" and the uploader asked: "Can anyone identify what it is? It has a weird head with huge teeth, rudimentary flippers, and a huge [butt]." Some scientists believe it could be the ancestor of a prehistoric missing link possibly bridging marine and mammal species.Unidentified creature found on New Zealand beach
  • Wade Robson: 'Michael Jackson Was a Monster' And Sexual Abuser

    05/08/2013 4:17:43 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    tmz ^ | 5/8 | tmz
    The lawyer for famed choreographer Wade Robson tells TMZ, Michael Jackson was a "monster" who sexually abused Wade for seven years as a child ... and threatened him if he ever went public. Robson's lawyer, Henry Gradstein, tells TMZ, "Last year, on a career trajectory that was off the charts, he [Wade] collapsed under the stress and sexual trauma of what had happened to him for seven years as a child." Robson spent many weekends with Jackson at Neverland Ranch and his other homes in L.A. and Vegas between ages 7 and 14. Gradstein goes on ... "He [Wade] lived...
  • Hawking Confirms He is Boycotting Israel

    05/08/2013 4:17:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/5/13 | Elad Benari
    British physicist Stephen Hawking has confirmed that he will not be attending the Presidential Conference in Israel because he is joining an academic boycott of the Jewish state. The University of Cambridge released a statement late Wednesday saying that Hawking had told the Israelis last week that he would not be attending "based on advice from Palestinian academics that he should respect the boycott." Earlier, the university said that news reports saying Hawking was boycotting the conference were wrong, and that the noted physicist's decision to cancel his visit to Israel stemmed from health reasons alone. .....
  • Pope tells nuns: you're spiritual 'mothers' not 'spinsters'

    05/08/2013 4:15:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    cathnews ^ | May 8, 2013
    Pope Francis told 800 nuns gathered at the Vatican on Wednesday that they should be spiritual "mothers" rather than "spinsters", and stressed the importance of showing obedience to the Catholic Church, reports AFP in The West Australian.The pontiff, 76, told the assembly of the International Union of Superiors General they should strive for "a fertile chastity, a chastity which produces spiritual children within the Church.""The ordained woman is a mother, she must be a mother and not a spinster! You are mothers, like the figures of Mary and the Mother Church," he told the nuns representing women's religious orders...
  • Patricia Heaton ‘speechless’ over Benghazi hearing; Retweets what happened ‘far worse than reported’

    05/08/2013 4:12:30 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/8/13 | by Twitchy Staff
    Patricia Heaton âś” @PatriciaHeaton #Benghazi hearings: speechless... Â… Actress Patricia Heaton does not toe the Hollyweird leftist line. Yes. Ms. Heaton stands up for truth and fights like a girl. She took to Twitter today to weigh in on the Benghazi hearing. Her response? Speechless. She also retweeted this. The Shonyo Kid @carrie_trask @PatriciaHeaton The testimony of Mr Hicks, who was in Libya..was spellbinding. What happened that night was far worse than reported. Melodee Fosner @melodeefosner @PatriciaHeaton I'm honestly fighting tears over this whole mess!! The truth is coming to light and it is destroying the previous claims of...
  • Amanda Berry had to give birth in inflatable pool (did ethnic solidarity protect the monster?)

    05/08/2013 4:08:57 PM PDT · by Liz · 56 replies
    NY POST ^ | 5/8/13 | DAN McLEOD
    Chilling new details emerged about the hell house where Ariel Castro allegedly held, and brutalized, his terrified captives....the girls were fed through holes in the doors, and occasionally taken out in the garage, the Clevelan Plain Dealer reported. They were often bound with ropes or chains. Castro reportedly played a wicked game, pretending to leave -- then attack whomever tried to open the door he intentionally left unlocked. Police defended their handling of the case. "I believe with the information we were given that we executed as best as we could,” said Cleveland Commanding officer Thomas McCartney. “The tactics...
  • The Benghazi Stand Down - David Patraeus, Kip Ward and Carter Ham

    05/08/2013 4:08:45 PM PDT · by frithguild · 44 replies
    Radio Free NJ ^ | 5/8/2013 | frithguild
    In the Google Purge Pt. 3, I wondered whether a search algorithm uncovered emails that led to the downfall of Kip Ward. The story of his demotion hit the news in November of 2012. This followed when we learned about 20,000 emails between Jill Kelley and Marine Gen. John R. Allen. Before that David Patraeus was taken down in what I argued was a purge of the administration moderates. I didn't have any idea why this was happening, but I could see that something was happening. So I just called attention to the role Google may have played in...
  • Tea Party Group Plans Anti-MSNBC Protest At Comcast Shareholders Meeting

    05/08/2013 4:00:20 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/8/13 | Meenal Vamburkar
    Comcast’s upcoming shareholders meeting in Philadelphia may see a bit of a disruption. A Tea Party group has sent out 60,000 invitations in an effort to plan a protest at the meeting, specifically expressing dissatisfaction with the conglomerate’s forward-leaning cable network MSNBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As the report notes, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is scheduled to meet with investors on May 15 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Perelman Theater. The protestors plan to accuse him “of engaging in liberal propaganda instead of news at MSNBC.” Currently, the effort appears to be in “Stage 1″ —...
  • U.S. Weighs Wide Overhaul of Wiretap Laws

    05/08/2013 3:56:43 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/7/2013 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, resolving years of internal debate, is on the verge of backing a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan for a sweeping overhaul of surveillance laws that would make it easier to wiretap people who communicate using the Internet rather than by traditional phone services, according to officials familiar with the deliberations. The F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, has argued that the bureau’s ability to carry out court-approved eavesdropping on suspects is “going dark” as communications technology evolves, and since 2010 has pushed for a legal mandate requiring companies like Facebook and Google to build into...
  • Jodi Ann Arias convicted of Murder 1. Why she must get Zotted.

    05/08/2013 3:55:48 PM PDT · by salamancaspain · 114 replies
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  • Interleukin-6: a new therapeutic target in systemic sclerosis?

    05/08/2013 3:50:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Clinical & Translational Immunology ^ | 12 April 2013 | Steven O'Reilly, Rachel Cant, Marzena Ciechomska and Jacob M van Laar
    Abstract Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a classic pro-inflammatory cytokine critical in mounting an effective immune response. It is secreted by a wide array of cell types; however, its effector cells are more restricted, owing to the fact that very few cells, except lymphocytes and hepatocytes, express the functional membrane IL-6 receptor thus reducing the number of IL-6-responsive cells. Trans-signalling, the shedding of the membrane-bound form of the IL-6 receptor into the local microenvironment, greatly increases the range of cells that can respond. IL-6 has been demonstrated to have a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, Castleman’s disease and Crohn’s...
  • LIVE BLOG – Benghazi Hearings: The Whistleblowers Speak

    05/08/2013 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | 5/8/13 | Jennifer Burke
    11:44 am Eastern Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings – While reading a prepared document, he expresses strong support for whistleblowers and stresses that retaliation against whistleblowers does not happen. Tells Gregory Hicks, who was second in command for the State Dept. in Benghazi, that he supports him and his efforts. However, he has now shifted his speech to attack Rep. Darrell Issa as irresponsible and simply trying to score political points. His tone has changed from empathic to anger as he shifts his statement to an attack on Issa. Report: Hicks told the House Oversight Committee that he never reported a...
  • Need advice on how to clean grease off an inside wall

    05/08/2013 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 102 replies
    Self | 5/8/'13 | Zionist Conspirator
    As some of you may remember (but probably don't), I had to move two years ago. This is the first new house I've ever lived in, and it has those fancy super-vulnerable indoor walls (the kind you can't drive a nail into). Yesterday I was attempting to hang a picture. Unfortunately the picture was too heavy for the hook and it pulled it off the wall and dropped to the floor. I instinctively flung out my arms and found later that I had inadventently brushed against the wall with an arm that was coated with salve (for a psoriasis). The...

    05/08/2013 3:39:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 7, 2013 | by KEN KLUKOWSKI
    Following Breitbart News’ reports on the Pentagon collaborating with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein, which may lead to courts-martial for Christian proselytizing, members of Congress are preparing a letter demanding answers from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Reps. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise (R-LA) are circulating the letter among fellow congressmen. Lamborn discussed the letter and his concerns during an interview with Breitbart News this afternoon. There is already a provision in federal law, Section 533 of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that guarantees freedom of religious belief in the military. It does not...
  • Biden: “When [Susan Rice] speaks…no one wonders whether or not she’s speaking for the President”

    05/08/2013 3:38:49 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5/8/13 | Kelsey Osterman
    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice speaks for President Obama, as Vice President Joe Biden pointed out on Tuesday night. But what was surely intended to be a nice pat on the back for the ambassador has created an awkward position for the administration in regard to the Benghazi attacks. “[Rice] also has … the absolute, total, complete confidence of the president of the United States of America,” Biden said, as POLITICO reported. “So when she speaks, when she speaks in the discordant world we reside in right now, no one wonders, no one wonders, whether or not she’s...
  • Careerists and climbers doing "great harm" to the Church (Pope Francis to women religious)

    05/08/2013 3:35:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Vatican News Agency ^ | May 8, 2013
    Vatican City, 8 May 2013 (VIS) – “The men and women of the Church who are careerists and social climbers, who 'use' people, the Church, their brothers and sisters—whom they should be serving—as a springboard for their own personal interests and ambitions … are doing great harm to the Church.” This is what Pope Francis asserted in his address to the participants in the plenary assembly of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) whom he received in audience this morning. The pontiff spoke to the sisters of obedience, poverty, and chastity: “Obedience as listening to God's will, in...
  • Genome sequencing provides unprecedented insight into causes of pneumococcal disease

    05/08/2013 3:34:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | May 5, 2013 | NA
    A new study led by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK has, for the first time, used genome sequencing technology to track the changes in a bacterial population following the introduction of a vaccine. The study follows how the population of pneumococcal bacteria changed following the introduction of the 'Prevnar' conjugate polysaccharide vaccine, which substantially reduced rates of pneumococcal disease across the U.S. The work demonstrates that the technology could be used in the future to monitor the effectiveness of vaccination or antibiotic use against different species of bacterial...
  • Michael Savage: Ambassador Stevens Raped and Sodomized Before Murder

    05/08/2013 3:31:56 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 13 Sep 12 | michael savage
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  • House Dem On Benghazi Hearing: "There Was No News Today" [VIDEO]

    05/08/2013 3:29:31 PM PDT · by Third Person · 26 replies
    RCP ^ | May 8th, 2013 | Tamron Hall MSNBC
    REP. MATT CARTWRIGHT (D-PA): "I expected a real bombshell to come out today. And I literally sat on the edge of my seat, listening for the bombshells to come out and Tamron, they didn’t happen. There was no news today. There was nothing today that we didn’t already know about. Now I want to tell you, I honor all of us on the panel, we honor the sacrifices made by these witnesses, their commitment to our country, and the truthfulness of their testimony as well. But really there wasn’t anything new that we hadn’t already seen before and that hadn’t...
  • Report: CBS News Bosses Irked by Correspondent's Thorough Benghazi Reporting

    05/08/2013 3:20:49 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 46 replies ^ | 05/08/13 | Guy Benson
    The biggest Benghazi-related story that took place outside of the House Oversight Committee's hearing room today is this item in Politico, regarding CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. She's the reporter who famously drew White House officials' profane ire over her unapologetic pursuit of the Fast & Furious scandal story; now she's apparently facing searing criticism from another source: Her own bosses. Why? Because she's been covering the Benghazi story too aggressively. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you media bias: "Attkisson, who holds a third-degree black belt in taekwondo, takes a fighting stance when she feels she’s being stonewalled. Which...
  • An Inconvenient Truth for Democrats Who Think They Can Blame Benghazi on a Lack of Security Funding

    05/08/2013 3:17:42 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-8-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This was posted last October in response to Democrats idiotically thinking apparent budget cuts caused the attack. This argument is rearing its ignorant head again. I'll say what I said back then.If the Obama Administration, and the State Department doesn't know how to allocate 90% of what it requested in a way that covers embassies that NEED security (Libya) from embassies that could spare some funding (i.e. anywhere in Western Europe) that is not the fault of those who "denied" Obama that extra 10%, not properly allocating the funds was a choice on the part of Obama's Administration.
  • 8 journalists who downplayed the Benghazi scandal

    05/08/2013 3:15:48 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5/8/13 | Allen Ginzburg
    As new facts are uncovered about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last September, it’s become increasingly clear that many in the mainstream media really did cover up the severity of the attack during their initial reports, choosing instead to paint it as a overreaction by Washington Republicans. Here are examples of the cover-up: 1) National Journal’s Michael Hirsh: Benghazi: The Real Libya Story Is No Story “No evidence has surfaced to indicate the administration is guilty of anything other than looking flat-footed” “It sounds very plausible. There’s only one problem with that view: No evidence has surfaced...
  • Newsman becomes newswoman

    05/08/2013 3:15:46 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 80 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/8/2013 | Tara Palmeri
    Top ABC News producer Don Ennis walked into his Manhattan office on Friday in a "little black dress" and a brunette bobbed wig and announced to colleagues that from now on, he would like to be known as Dawn. The 49-year-old father of three said he's splitting from his wife of 17 years to become a woman, or Dawn Stacey Ennis, as she is now known on her governmental records. "Today I begin anew," she wrote on her Facebook timeline, where she debuted a flirty new profile picture. "Please understand: This is not a game of dress-up, or make-...
  • AZ:Phoenix Gun Turn In (Buyback): part 3 Last Chance 11 May, 2013

    05/08/2013 3:08:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A fraction of the long guns turn in at the 4 May event in Phoenix. Mostly inexpensive guns, but note the well cared for Browning Auto 5 and the full military Mauser A sample of the handguns turned in at the 4 May event in Phoenix. The Ruger Security Six and the Colt Detective Special appear to be in good to excellent condition The Phoenix gun turn in event held on 4 May in Phoenix resulted in approximately 800 guns being turned over to police, most of which are destined for destruction. About 100 private buyers offered cash for guns,...

    05/08/2013 3:08:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 8, 2013 | By Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) aims to block any illegal immigrant from ever receiving any state, local, or federal welfare or public benefits with a series of amendments to the immigration reform bill currently under review in the U.S. Senate. Cruz has filed five amendments to the bill. The one currently marked “Cruz 2” on the Senate Judiciary Committee website (the amendments have not yet received official numbers) has a stated purpose to “provide that aliens who have entered or remained present in the United States while not in lawful status shall not be eligible for means-tested benefits.” The amendment would...
  • Jeanne Cooper dead; 'Young and Restless' star was 84

    05/08/2013 3:07:17 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 10 replies
    foxnews ^ | 5/8 | AP
    Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on "The Young and the Restless," has died. She was 84. Cooper died Wednesday morning in her sleep, her son the actor Corbin Bernsen wrote on Facebook. The family confirmed the death to CBS, according to a network spokeswoman.