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  • SAVAGE NATION Wednesday 7/17/2013

    07/17/2013 5:56:24 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 8 replies
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  • New House Bill Wipes Mortgage Fraud Clean For Banksters

    07/17/2013 5:55:08 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 12 replies ^ | July 17, 2013 | Susanne Posel
    The House Financial Services Committee (HFSC), headed by chair Jeb Hensarling, has approved proposed bill entitled, “Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners Act” (PATH) that is being sold to the American public as a way “to create a sustainable housing finance system.” Hensarling explained : “Our plan helps taxpayers and homeowners. It gives power and control back to consumers. Under the current broken system, unaccountable Washington elites have more of a say over who gets a mortgage than your local bank. The current system is a government monopoly run by the same types of Washington bureaucrats who run the IRS. America...
  • Boehner endorses push for citizenship for children of illegal immigrants

    07/17/2013 5:51:56 PM PDT · by Qbert · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/13 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday offered an endorsement for a proposal to grant citizenship to children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. “This is about basic fairness,” Boehner said one week after convening a two-hour meeting to discuss immigration with his conference. “These children were brought here of no accord of their own, and frankly they’re in a very difficult position,” he said. “And I think many of our members believe that this issue needs to be addressed.” Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) are crafting a bill to...
  • Trayvon Hoodie On MLK Image Goes Viral, Draws Ire From King's Niece

    07/17/2013 5:48:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies ^ | July 17, 2013 | Clyde Hughes
    An image of Martin Luther King Jr. in a hoodie similar to the one Trayvon Martin wore the night he was shot by George Zimmerman has gone viral in support of the teen after a Florida jury found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter. But at least one member of King's family said she doesn't like the image.
  • Hitting the “blend wall”: Renewable fuel credit prices hit an all-time high

    07/17/2013 5:40:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 17,2013 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    The Renewable Fuels Standard — that oh so ingenious method of creating a fake market for a not-green, not-clean, food-price-spiking, special-interest-serving and overall terrible product — requires that the nation’s refiners blend an ever-increasing volume of specified and so-called biofuels into the fuel supply. Refiners, however, are insisting that we’re now getting to a point at which mixing the required volumes will exceed the 10 percent ethanol threshold they find acceptable for use in cars and trucks, a.k.a. hitting the “blend wall.” Refiners that don’t manage to achieve the mandated volume of biofuels are required to purchase credits (RINs), and...
  • Judge rules in favor of student thrown out of class for saying he doesn’t support gay lifestyle

    07/17/2013 5:38:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7-16-13 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A judge has ruled in favor of a student who sued after he was thrown out of class by a gay activist teacher for expressing his religious beliefs against the homosexual lifestyle. Federal District Judge Patrick J. Duggan of the Eastern District of Michigan declared the teacher’s actions in punishing Daniel Glowacki violated his First Amendment Rights. "While the Court certainly recognizes that schools are empowered to regulate speech to prevent students from invading the rights of other students, people do not have a legal right to prevent criticism of their beliefs or for that matter their way of life,"...
  • Ousted Metra CEO describes rough Illinois politics

    07/17/2013 5:36:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2013 6:41 PM EDT | Jason Keyser
    A former California transit executive tapped to clean up Chicago’s scandal-tarnished Metra commuter rail agency said Wednesday he was pushed out barely two years into the job for doing exactly that and resisting pressure from some of Illinois’ most powerful politicians. Alex Clifford was allowed to speak publicly for the first time Wednesday about his lucrative buyout, which critics have called hush money and a waste of taxpayer funds. Clifford alleged that House Speaker Michael Madigan pushed Metra staff for a pay raise for a political pal and that Madigan and another politician also sought patronage hires. Clifford also described...
  • Vacuum Tube Company Is Building A 3-Mile Hyperloop-Like Transport System

    07/17/2013 5:32:54 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 12, 2013 | Steven Tweedie
    < snip > Hyperloop transportation — referred to ... as a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table" — is a super fast tubular transport system with the ability to theoretically send someone from New York to L.A. in 30 minutes. Utilizing vacuum-sealed tubes, six-person capsules could be propelled up to speeds of 4,000 miles per hour. All while only feeling the G-forces similar to a car ride. Colorado-based company, ET3, is planning to build and test its own version of such a system, Yahoo reports, though they are calling it "Evacuated Tube Transport." ET3 will...
  • Migrant worker and activist allowed to stay in U.S.

    07/17/2013 5:31:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    North Country Public Radio ^ | Jul 17, 2013 | Sarah Harris
    Danilo Lopez will be allowed to stay in the country, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says. Lopez, a Vermont migrant-worker-turned-activist from Mexico, advocated for a new law allowing people without legal status to get drivers' licenses. Lopez was scheduled to be deported on July 5. In 2011, Lopez was traveling in a friend’s car when a police officer pulled them over for speeding. Lopez was turned over to Border Patrol, detained and released. Since then, he’s helped Vermont’s migrant worker community get access to driver's licenses. Earlier this year, Lopez said that the campaign for driver's licenses is really...
  • Greece approves scheme to fire thousands of public workers

    07/17/2013 5:31:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 17, 2013 | Renee Maltezou and George Georgiopoulos
    Greece's shaky coalition government scraped through a vote on Wednesday on a bill to sack public sector workers as thousands chanting anti-austerity slogans protested outside parliament. The vote was the first major test for Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's two-party coalition since losing an ally over the abrupt shutdown of the state broadcaster last month, which left it with a scant five-seat majority in the 300-seat parliament.After midnight on Wednesday, 153 lawmakers out of the 293 present voted in favor of the bill, whose passage was required to unlock nearly 7 billion euros ($9.2 billion) in aid from European Union and...
  • 10-Day Beaver Stakeout in San Jose Nabs Target

    07/17/2013 5:31:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 | Lori Preuitt
    The Urban Wildlife Research Project's marathon effort ends successfullyThe importance of downtown San Jose's beaver population was proven this month by a marathon effort by wildlife experts to help one member of the local beaver family thought to be in trouble. A team from the Urban Wildlife Research Project partnered with Wildlife Emergency Services after someone noticed one of the three beavers living in San Jose's "Beavertown" appeared to have something wrapped around her stomach. Wildlife experts said the material, believed to a packaging strap, hindered the beaver’s mobility and would eventually cut into its skin. They said they knew...
  • POLITICO: Rubio wobbly and weak... Developing...

    07/17/2013 5:29:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 75 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | July 17,2013 | Drudge
    POLITICO: Rubio wobbly and weak... Developing...
  • U.S. to Push for Israeli Seat on U.N. Security Council (Samantha Powers suddenly loves Israel)

    07/17/2013 5:27:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/17/13 | Josh Rogin
    President Obama's nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is a late convert to the pro-Israel cause, but today she promised to fiercely advocate for the Jewish state, including fighting to help Israel obtain a nonpermanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. Power, a close confidante of President Barack Obama and a former top White House official, received a warm welcome today at her confirmation hearing to replace Susan Rice as the U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. But senators pressed Power on her previous statements that caused a rift between her and elements of the pro-Israel...
  • Libya to turn Kadhafi compound into amusement park

    07/17/2013 5:25:52 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2013 | AFP
    TRIPOLI (AFP) – Slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi's sprawling residence in Tripoli, Bab al-Aziziya, will be turned into an amusement park under plans announced on Tuesday by the tourism minister. "The work to clear away the rubble from the ruins of Bab al-Aziziya, which was a black spot in Tripoli and a source of concern for residents, has begun," the minister Ikram Basha Imam said. "This space will be transformed into a green area and an amusement park as a place of entertainment for Libyan families," she said. Bab al-Aziziya covers several square hectares (acres) of prime real estate in...
  • Double homicide at medical marijuana shop

    07/17/2013 5:24:46 PM PDT · by umgud · 20 replies
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/17/13 | Henry A. Barrios
    Two men were fatally shot inside a medical marijuana shop on Chester Avenue Wednesday, marking what may be the first homicides to occur inside a pot dispensary in Kern County. Bakersfield police spokeswoman Michaela Beard said the department received a call at 9:49 a.m. of a shooting inside First Reliable, a medical marijuana collective at 217 Chester Ave. Officers found two people dead inside. Beard said a dark-colored SUV was seen speeding from the area with a black male driver and an unknown race female passenger.
  • Trayvon Martin Family Attorney: Racist White Jury Refused to Convict Zimmerman

    07/17/2013 5:23:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 72 replies
    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Kristinn
    (Note: This article is a paraphrase of what Jackson said. I was not able to transcribe the segment she appeared on.) Natalie Jackson, co-counsel to the family of slain teen Florida Trayvon Martin, said today that the almost all-white jury that acquitted the man who shot Martin was racist.Jackson made the remarks to CFNews13, a cable news outlet of Central Florida cable TV provider Brighthouse Networks, on the special report 'George Zimmerman Trial: Beyond the Verdict'".Jackson said that she initially voiced her approval for the jury of five white women and one mixed-race woman because she wanted Americans to see...
  • Interesting text I got today from a black teacher

    07/17/2013 5:23:19 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 112 replies
    My cell phone | 7/17/13 | Me, Myself, and I
    I answered a beep indicating a text message had come in on my cell phone today. To my great surprise and disgust, a picture of the 12 y.o. Trayvon popped up, with the following text underneath (spelling is just the way it was on the cell phone text message): "In the wake of the senseless killing of Trayvon Martin...'The company known as Koch', which manufactures paper products is sponsoring and paying for Zimmerman's legal fees because they feel he had legal right to bare arms and shoot Trayvon we are asking that people everywhere ban together and pass this information...
  • PayPal glitch temporarily makes quadrillionaire out of Pennsylvania man

    07/17/2013 5:21:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 3 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | july 17, 2013 | Michael Walsh
    PayPal mistakenly credited a Pennsylvania man with more than $92 quadrillion Friday — momentarily making him the world's richest person. "It's a number you don't see written out very often, even in national finance circles," Chris Reynolds, 56, told the Daily News. "My thought was a) it's a mistake and b) it's a BIG mistake. It was more funny than elating." After receiving an email notification, Reynolds of Media, Pa., logged onto his PayPal account to find that the online-money transfer had been annulled, lowering his balance from $92,233,720,368,547,800 to $0. A friend suggested that he post the original PDF...
  • Why Zimmerman verdict might not roll back 'stand your ground' laws

    07/17/2013 5:21:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 17, 2013 | Patrik Jonsson
    One legacy of the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin may be to buttress the use of firearms in self-defense – a reinforcement that has US officials and others worried that expansive new self-defense laws in the states could become vehicles for people to express their personal prejudices with gun violence. Attorney General Eric Holder raised the concern Tuesday during a speech to the NAACP, describing as "senseless" the self-defense doctrines that expand beyond defense of one's own home to self-protection in public places. Such laws allow “violent situations to escalate,” he charged. Even Juror B37,...
  • Energy Update: Speculation on the Cold Fusion Front

    07/17/2013 5:20:53 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 11 replies
    21st Century Tech ^ | July 16, 2013 | Len Rosen
    Energy Update: Speculation on the Cold Fusion Front July 16, 2013 lenrosen434 C omments What is cold fusion as we understand it today? The answer is: “nobody really knows.” It is certainly not nuclear fusion as we understand it because the transmutation of elements as described by those who purport to have developed cold fusion reactors defies the laws of physics. Once the quest of medieval alchemists, transmutation of the elements sought a way to convert dross metals like lead and turn them into gold. Well it didn’t work then and it doesn’t work today, that is, unless you compress...