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  • Fight World Hunger: Eat Insects, UN Recommends

    05/13/2013 8:08:09 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 41 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 05/13/2013 | Tyler Durden
    Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report. The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution. It notes than over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects. However it admits that "consumer disgust" remains a large barrier in many Western countries. The report suggests that the food industry could help in "raising thestatus of insects" by including them in new recipes and adding them torestaurant menus. It goes on to note that in some places, certain insects are considered...
  • The Boston Bombing—Coming to Your Neighborhood?

    05/13/2013 8:08:06 AM PDT · by The Truth Will Make You Free · 1 replies
    Charisma News ^ | May 11, 2013 | Rick Joyner
    For years now, our own federal government has been implementing policies that are making America increasingly vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Without those policies, the Boston Marathon bombers almost certainly would have been stopped before they could have carried out their attack, just as the Fort Hood terrorist would have been stopped. Those responsible for the madness of these policies, and therefore responsible for the blood of these victims, are now in the most critical positions in our government, including: The president The Department of Justice The Department of Homeland Security The Department of Defense Federal law requires that those who...
  • The Bloody Hands of Barack Obama

    05/13/2013 7:52:25 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2013 | Stella Paul
    The Three Whistleblowers at the Benghazi hearing spoke softly, but with the emotional wallop of The Three Tenors. They told the truth, and it blasted like thunder through Obama's tissue palace of lies... Obama stands center stage in this tragic opera of America's downfall, cheapening, endangering, and destroying the lives of the best among us. The pile of corpses grows ever higher, and the lies more noxious. Let's pay tribute to some of his many victims, and vow to honor their memory by holding him to account. BENGHAZI: Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods. BOSTON MARATHON...
  • Pope at Mass: The Holy Spirit and historical memory

    05/13/2013 7:52:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 5-13-2013
    The Holy Spirit helps Christians remember the history of our faith and the gifts we have received from God. Without this grace, we risk slipping into idolatry. That was Pope Francis’ message at morning Mass on Monday. Monday’s first reading from the answer that Acts of the Apostles described Paul’s exchange with a group of disciples in and their surprising statement: “We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Pope Francis began his homily commenting on these words and the amazement they produced by in Paul. But he noted, with a certain realism, that the lack of...
  • The Left Turning on Obama Over Military Policy

    05/13/2013 7:51:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Obama has gotten a relatively free pass as president, no doubt due to the intrigue of being the first black president. Congressional investigations into his administration go nowhere. The liberal media minimizes any wrongdoing by the administration and finds a way to spin it against Republicans instead. But something unusual has started happening. Influential figures on the left are speaking up loudly and attacking Obama over his policies regarding the U.S. military and defense. Obama is accused of being worse than former President George W. Bush due to the way he is continuing to detain Guantanamo inmates. Obama originally said...
  • Slain bombing suspect knew Watertown terrain well

    05/13/2013 7:50:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 13, 2013 | Michael Rezendes and Bob Hohler
    WATERTOWN — When Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed after a fiery­ shoot-out with police, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect and his younger brother were making their last stand in a neighborhood Tamerlan knew well. On at least a dozen occasions, Tamerlan had visited a two-family home on Boylston Street, just a few short blocks from the scene of his violent death, to meet with friends who knew him as a freewheeling Muslim who danced to hip-hop music, smoked marijuana, and always kept a prayer rug in the trunk of his car. “He’d wash his hands and lay it out in the...
  • The IRS Admits To "Targeting" Conservative Groups, But Were They Also "Leaking"?

    05/13/2013 7:48:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 13,2013 | Matt K. Lewis
    A little over a year ago, I reported that, ”It is likely that someone at the Internal Revenue Service illegally leaked confidential donor information showing a contribution from Mitt Romney’s political action committee to the National Organization for Marriage, says the group.”
  • Obama: Statement at 11:15 a.m. EDT (Live Thread)

    05/13/2013 7:42:24 AM PDT · by Toespi · 519 replies
    Is expected to take questions regarding the IRS scandal and Benghazi. We will see......
  • Medical Musings: The latest cliché is 'near-shoring' [Obamacare Fallout]

    05/13/2013 7:35:50 AM PDT · by Rio · 6 replies
    Plastics Today ^ | May 10, 2013 | Doug Smock
    According to a company with a vested interest in the situation, the newly imposed federal excise tax on medical devices is having an unfortunate consequence—relocation of manufacturing from the United States to Mexico. It's not a tax dodge—the tax still has to be paid. Moving to Mexico is a way to cut costs, according to an outfit called Co-Production International, a California company that is glad to help companies make the move. "We've seen a dramatic increase in online and personal inquiries from medical device manufacturers since the tax went into effect in January," says Enrique Esparza, president of CPI....
  • Journalists Must Be Bulldogs

    05/13/2013 7:34:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    What happened to the bulldogs in the media? When it came to covering the Benghazi terrorist attack, the media sounded like a pack of Chihuahuas. The media is the last guardian of free speech in America. If the media becomes a megaphone for politicians, then there is no point to the media at all. We can’t expect politicians to behave themselves if reporters don’t hold politicians accountable. If the Benghazi coverage taught us anything, it’s that journalists need to be more aggressive, more inquisitive and more driven to get to the facts in stories. A February 2013 Rasmussen poll shows...
  • Million Mom March: 'We need to work toward world disarmament' ["Dozens" Showed Up! LOL!]

    05/13/2013 7:33:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    KVAL-TV ^ | 5/12/13
    EUGENE, Ore. -- Dozens of moms spent their Mother's Day marching against gun violence. The 14th annual Million Mom March in Eugene stepped off from EWEB Waterfront Plaza Sunday afternoon. Before the march, Mayor Kitty Piercy and other women spoke about the need for stricter gun laws. Betsy Steffensen helped organize Eugene’s march, and said the event gives moms the power to make a huge change in the world.
  • Mark Sanford, Welcome Back to Washington

    05/13/2013 7:27:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2013 | Star Parker
    Put me down as happy to see former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford coming back to Washington. He handily defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch in Tuesday's special election for a House seat he himself once held. I hope he brings his piglets with him. Once as governor, Sanford showed up at the statehouse in Columbia with two piglets -- one named "pork" and one named "barrel" -- to protest the Legislature's quick move to reject his proposed budget that included large spending cuts. It's this kind of flair that has characterized Sanford's political career, both his six years in Congress and...
  • Did Clinton and Obama Believe Their Benghazi Baloney?

    05/13/2013 7:21:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2013 | Michael Barone
    What were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton thinking? Why did they keep pitching the line that the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans started as a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim video? One possible explanation is confusion. There was such an attack on our embassy in Cairo earlier that day that fit that description. When Hillary Clinton on Sept. 14 talked of a "mob" and "violent attacks" over the caskets of the Americans slain in Benghazi, she could have been referring to the attacks in Cairo. In that case, she would not exactly be...
  • Collins: Why hasn’t Obama spoken up about the IRS scandal?

    05/13/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Susan Collins appeared on CNN’s State of the Union yesterday to address the exploding scandal at the IRS, as many of the other Sunday talk shows focused more on the exploding scandal of Benghazi. Candy Crowley asked Collins, “Is this passing the smell test to you?” Collins scoffed at the explanation given — that this took place only among low-level staffers — and wondered aloud why Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew haven’t apologized for the agency’s targeting of political opponents for more than a year up to the 2012 election.
  • Obama's Lapdogs Go "Savage"

    05/13/2013 7:19:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 5-12-2013 | MOTUS
    Our strategy for crisis management – which up till now has fluctuated between  “that’s a lie!” and “that happened a very long time ago” to “what difference does it make?” – has been modified. One of the Really Big Brains (RBB) decided to try overwhelming our enemies by  expanding the number of breaking scandals to the point that our MSM sock puppets will just put their slippers back on and pad off to the kitchen to make some hot cocoa. The uncurious George sock slippers So the Big White leaked the IRS scandal themselves, foolishly thinking they could “manage” it....
  • Expose Obama’s abuse, then de-fang the IRS

    05/13/2013 7:19:14 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2013 | Herman Cain
    Just an IRS demand for documents can virtually cripple an organization that can find itself needing to bring all hands on deck to comply with the demand. The White House will claim, of course, that it had nothing to do with this and was completely unaware of it. Congress should certainly not accept that claim on its face. House Republicans should stop at nothing to bring the truth about this matter to light, because most Americans don’t realize the power the IRS has to harass ordinary citizens. Do we have evidence that the Obama political team drove this in any...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 13-17,2013

    05/13/2013 7:17:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 13-17,2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Only one reporter each from US and British press to be called on at Obama/Cameron news conference

    05/13/2013 7:14:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    twitter ^ | Mark Knoller
    Only one reporter each from US and British press to be called on at Obama/Cameron news conference at 11:15am.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 13, 2013
  • IRS targeted conservatives as early as 2010: WSJ; Update: ABC corroborates

    05/13/2013 7:13:15 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 24 replies
    On Saturday, we discovered that the IRS targeting of conservative groups didn’t start in 2012 and wasn’t limited to a few rogue low-level agents. Senior officials became aware of the practice at least as early as June 2011, including the top lawyer for the IRS. Today, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters report that an upcoming IG report will show that the practice first began in the 2010 midterm cycle (via TPM):
  • On the Arrested Development of the Left : The child Is father of the man.

    05/13/2013 7:12:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    P J Media ^ | 5/13/2013 | David Solway
    Canvassing the craven and deviant (which is to say, left-oriented, mainstream) response to the Boston Marathon bombing among media and intellectual elites — yes, the Tsarnaev brothers killed and mutilated but they were displaced, troubled, resentful of Western domination, etc. — Bruce Bawer offers an astute diagnosis. The progressive multiculturalism to which these elites adhere, he writes, is both decadent and jejune, enabling them to remain mental and emotional children who preen themselves on their kindness. “What made multiculturalism attractive to these people,” Bawer continues, “is that it’s tailor-made for spoiled, narcissistic grown children who don’t want to have adult...