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  • In Marion Barry, Mayor Gray gets what he deserves

    03/19/2014 9:25:35 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 19 March 2014 | Dana Milbank
    Embattled Washington Mayor Vincent Gray called in a notorious predecessor, Marion Barry, to prop up his reelection campaign Wednesday afternoon. Gray got exactly what he deserved. “Vince Gray,” Barry told a modest crowd in a church basement in Southeast Washington, “is a leader with a solid crack record.” The self-proclaimed mayor for life caught this Freudian slip. “Track record,” he corrected. Barry, now a 78-year-old City Council member in failing health, is, famously, the one with the crack record. Gray’s problems are of the campaign-finance variety. His lawyer has said he expects the mayor to be indicted in a federal...
  • Democrats and Gun Control

    03/19/2014 9:21:44 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
    March 19, 2014
    Democrats and Gun Control In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States who later died from the wound. In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States. In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States. In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the United States. In 1984 James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22...
  • How Putin Parried Obama's Overtures on Crimea

    03/19/2014 9:14:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 19, 2014 | By JAY SOLOMON and CAROL E. LEE
    Five Years After Russia 'Reset,' Ukraine Crisis Shows Limits of U.S. Approach LONDON—U.S. officials negotiating with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over the future of Ukraine were surprised last week after the experienced diplomat excused himself to phone President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. His making such a call wasn't unusual: Mr. Lavrov often sought instructions from the Kremlin leader. The Americans were stunned, however, when Mr. Lavrov reported that Mr. Putin had refused to take his call. Coming during the final U.S. attempts to preserve the modern borders of Europe, the episode with Mr. Lavrov here last week underscored the...
  • Lawmakers to consider package of bills on Crimea's joining Russia

    03/19/2014 9:13:58 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/20/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 20, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian lawmakers will meet at an extraordinary session on Thursday to consider the presidential package of bills on Crimea's reunification with Russia. The documents under review are an inter-state treaty and a constitutional bill on the creation of two new constituent members of the Russian Federation. On Tuesday, the Russian Parliament's committee on CIS affairs unanimously recommended to ratify "the Crimean treaty," signed in the Kremlin on March 18, while the house committee on constitutional legislation and state development recommended to approve all the readings of the bill on Crimea and Sevastopol's joining Russia. The treaty...
  • CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘Is It Preposterous’ to Think a Black Hole Caused Flight 370 to Go Missing?

    03/19/2014 9:12:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/19/2014 | Josh Feldman
    CNN’s Don Lemon has been entertaining all sorts of theories about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, including the chance something “supernatural” happened, but on Wednesday night, he actually asked panelists about the possibility a black hole was involved. Lemon brought this up along with other “conspiracy theories” people have been floating on Twitter, including people noting the eerie parallels to Lost and The Twilight Zone, and wondered, “is it preposterous” to consider a black hole as a possibility? Mary Schiavo, a former Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation, said, “A small black hole would suck in our...
  • BREAKING: Intel Group With Source Inside Boeing Says Missing Flight #MH370 Went to Pakistan

    03/19/2014 9:12:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-19-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Megyn Kelly broke this news tonight on The Kelly File. Intel group Langley Intelligence Group says its Boeing source says the plane manufacturer believes the missing Malaysian flight MH370 is inside Pakistan. A LIGNET analyst received information from a source at Boeing that the company believes the plane did land in Pakistan… Boeing spokesman Sean McCormack denied that Wednesday, telling LIGNET that “the Boeing Company does not have information that substantiates your claim.” Retired Lt. Col. Thomas McInerney was on with Megyn to discuss this theory. McInerney said the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is about the same distance...
  • Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

    03/19/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 47 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 3-19-14 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
    The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • Beef Prices Surge Most In A Decade As Food Inflation Soars

    03/19/2014 9:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/19/14 | tyler durden
    Just a month ago we warned that food inflation was on its way. Today we got the first confirmation that problems are on their way. While headline data washes away the nuance of what eating, sleeping, energy-using human-beings are paying month-in and month-out, the fact, as WSJ reports, that beef prices surged by almost 5% in February - the biggest change since Nov 2003 - means pinching consumers and companies pocketbooks that are still grappling with a sluggish economic recovery. "Things are definitely more expensive," exclaimed on mother of three, "I can't believe how much milk is. Chicken is crazy...
  • Woman vandalizes cab, attacks police officer in Delray, police say

    03/19/2014 9:06:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 19, 2014 | Kate Jacobson,
    A Boca Raton woman caused $1,260 in damage after she destroyed the back of a taxi cab, and then lunged at a police officer who was responding to the incident, according to Delray Beach police. Brenda Haggerty, 51, started kicking the credit card machine in the back of a cab at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Wallace Drive. When the driver, Destine St. Surin, got out of the car because he was frightened, she moved to the front of the car and started ripping out the car's meter, according to an arrest report.
  • Before you share photos online, watch this video

    03/19/2014 9:02:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 12, 2013 | guerillabill·
    Are your online photos putting your family, possessions, and safety at risk? They probably are, and what I reveal in this short video should make you think twice before uploading personal photos. Find full article with links at http://www.bmyers.com/public/Before_y... Note that facebook and pinterest now remove exif and gps data from photos when they are uploaded.
  • IN: Victim of Gun Crime Waits For Governor to Sign Reform

    03/19/2014 8:59:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Martin Hensley Photo/ WISH Jeff Wagner An Indiana TV station is claiming that the arrest and conviction of a prominent radio personality, Marty Hensley, is a major reason for the gun law reform currently heading to Governor Pence's desk.  From  WISH of Indianapolis: The bill passed the Indiana House Thursday night, and the man whose crime triggered the bill hopes the Governor signs off on it. Marty Hensley said carrying a gun in your car wasn’t out of the ordinary back when he was a student several years ago.  Apparently, Mr. Hensley was visiting his daughters at their school,...
  • Belarus to make efforts to normalize Ukrainian-Russian relations

    03/19/2014 8:57:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/20/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MINSK, March 20, 6:30 /ITAR-TASS/. Belarus cannot remain indifferent to the situation in Ukraine, Crimea's referendum on March 16 and its decision to join Russia, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday March 19. "Belarus, Russia and Ukraine are brotherly states linked by common centuries-old history," the statement said. "Outside forces have repeatedly tried to play on and exploit contradictions that emerged between us." "At present, the attempts by politicians who actually do not care about the events happening in the region to decide what is good and what is bad for our Slav peoples cause deep...
  • ‘Is It Preposterous’ to Think a Black Hole Caused Flight 370 to Go Missing?

    03/19/2014 8:52:03 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 107 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | March 19th, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    CNN’s Don Lemon has been entertaining all sorts of theories about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, including the chance something “supernatural” happened, but on Wednesday night, he actually asked panelists about the possibility a black hole was involved.
  • New ‘impossible to ignore’ climate data spin initiative announced by the White House (other NGO;s)

    03/19/2014 8:47:08 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Watts up With That? ^ | March 19, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    From the White House, courtesy of John Podesta and John P. Holdren, comes this announcement of a new initiative to provide repackaged NOAA/NCDC data in a  way that supposedly helps “state and local leaders on the front lines of climate change”. It comes  with an emphasis on the supposed climate link to extreme weather events, that even the IPCC backpedaled on and Nature said in an editorial aren’t real enough to endorse because it is a dead issue.The initiative was unveiled on Wednesday and claims to be aimed at giving communities data to prepare for the effects of climate change, saying...
  • St. Joseph, Model of Sanctity in Family Life (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    03/19/2014 8:40:41 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 4 replies
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | n/a | Dom Bernard Maréchaux
    Painting of St. Joseph and the Christ Child from an exhibit of art in the Cusco School style in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, August 2008 [The following reflection by Dom Bernard Maréchaux is taken from "The Glories of St. Joseph," compiled by the Monks of St. Joseph's Abbey in Flavigny, France.] "Families who wish to be Christian should resort to the patronage of St. Joseph. In this they will receive very special help in order to realize their noble ideal." "'Joseph leads us directly to Mary, and Mary leads us to the source of all holiness,...
  • Nascar SCS Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway Sunday March 23 on FOX at 3:00 PM ET

    03/19/2014 8:31:48 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 260 replies
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  • Malaysia Airlines MH370: Tony Abbott says possible debris found in Indian Ocean [live thread]

    03/19/2014 8:22:10 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 521 replies
    ABC.net.au ^ | March 19, 2014
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced objects possibly related to the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane have been found in the southern Indian Ocean.
  • SERIOUS QUESTION: DO CATHOLICS REALLY BELIEVE THIS ABOUT MARY??

    03/19/2014 8:19:20 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 802 replies
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER THREE I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT ARTICLE 9 "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" Paragraph 6. Mary - Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church 963 Since the Virgin Mary's role in the mystery of Christ and the Spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her place in the mystery of the Church. "The Virgin Mary . . . is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God and of the...
  • Teaching Children to Calm Themselves

    03/19/2014 8:18:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2014 | by David Bornstein
    When Luke gets angry, he tries to remember to look at his bracelet. It reminds him of what he can do to calm himself: stop, take a deep breath, count to four, give yourself a hug and, if necessary, ask an adult for help. Luke is 5 and he has been practicing these steps for half a year at school and at home, thanks to a program called Head Start Trauma Smart that currently serves some 3,300 children annually in 26 counties in Kansas and Missouri. “We used to have to do these steps four or five times a day,”...
  • Sen. Rand Paul criticizes Obama, others over domestic spying

    03/19/2014 8:18:01 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 6 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 19 March 2014
    BERKELEY, Calif. — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Wednesday that President Barack Obama should be particularly wary of domestic spying, given the government’s history of eavesdropping on civil rights leaders like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., injecting the issue of race into the contentious debate over surveillance. “I find it ironic that the first African-American president has without compunction allowed this vast exercise of raw power by the NSA,” Paul said in an address at the University of California, Berkeley. “Certainly J. Edgar Hoover’s illegal spying on Martin Luther King and others in the civil rights movement should give...
  • Gun tattoo causes SWAT team response

    03/19/2014 8:16:41 PM PDT · by Sasparilla · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/19/2014 | Fox News
    Gun tattoo in Maine brings heavy police response.
  • Rand Paul to Berkeley: GOP is like bad Domino's Pizza

    03/19/2014 8:05:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/19/14 | mark kaiju·
    Rand Paul wowing them at Berkeley
  • Rand Paul, Warning About Spying, Faults Obama

    03/19/2014 8:01:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2014 | by Jeremy W. Peters
    BERKELEY, Calif. — Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, said Wednesday that President Obama should be particularly wary of domestic spying, given the government’s history of eavesdropping on civil rights leaders like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., injecting the issue of race into the contentious debate over surveillance. “I find it ironic that the first African-American president has without compunction allowed this vast exercise of raw power by the N.S.A.,” Mr. Paul said in an address at the University of California, Berkeley. “Certainly J. Edgar Hoover’s illegal spying on Martin Luther King and others in the civil rights...
  • Colombian President Wets Pants During Re-election Campaign Speech

    03/19/2014 8:01:36 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03-19-2014 | Fox News
    It’s not often that a political candidate’s re-election campaign speech goes viral. But no doubt Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos would have liked the video of his speech over the weekend in the coastal city of Barranquilla to have gone viral because of the power of his message, or mesmerizing oratorical style, instead of The Spot. Video of the speech shows a spot appearing and spreading on Santos’ pants – which unfortunately were a light tan color – during his speech to supporters.
  • Gov. Terry McAuliffe's First Veto Is Against Gun Owners

    03/19/2014 7:55:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/14 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 19th Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) used his first veto to strike down a bill "meant to clarify state law" regarding how gun owners without a concealed carry permit may store firearms in a vehicle. The bill, HB 962, was sponsored by Delegate Benjamin L. Cline (R-Rockbridge). According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the bill said "the weapon would be considered secured if it was in a container or compartment – such as console or glove compartment – that was closed but not necessarily locked."
  • In Defeat for Obama, Federal Judge Rules Arizona, Kansas Can Require Proof of Citizenship to Vote

    03/19/2014 7:55:03 PM PDT · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-19-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right NewsIn a victory for fair elections, a Federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona and Kansas may require residents to prove they are U.S. citizens in order to register to vote -- a clear rebuke to the Obama Administration, which had strongly fought the move.The ruling by U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren, which applies to the federal voter registration form, imposes the same requirements as Arizona's and Kansas' state registration forms. Arizona voters passed such a requirement as part of the landmark Proposition 200, way back in 2004. But liberal justices had blocked the rule...
  • Sarah Palin: Obama's Relinquishing of America's Internet Control a 'Gift' to Dictators

    03/19/2014 7:53:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/14 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said even the biased mainstream media cannot justify the ultimate gift that President Barack Obama gave to authoritarian regimes and dictators around the world when he relinquished America's control of the Internet last Friday. Palin said that this "is nothing more than a gift to authoritarian regimes who seek to stifle the freedom the internet gives to voices around the world fighting for basic human rights. No amount of Obama/liberal media spin can justify this." "Evidently relinquishing America's control of the internet via our Icann control of domain names was what Obama meant when he...
  • Hillary Insiders Say They Won't Work for Her If She Hires This Man

    03/19/2014 7:52:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 19, 2014 | by David Corn (Autobarf)
    In recent weeks, I've talked to several Washington politicos close to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and when I've asked if they will be joining Hillary's presidential machine, should she run, I've received a variant of this (understandably) not-for-citation reply: If Mark Penn is involved, no f-ing way. Penn is famous—or infamous—for being the chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign of inevitability that turned into a colossal failure. That effort was marked by hubris, lousy messaging, poor strategic planning, and legendary internal tensions—including back-biting, leaks, and fierce inside politics—that many within the politerati blamed, fairly or not, on Penn....
  • A 'Perfect Storm' Occurred In Space In 2012, Scientists Say

    03/19/2014 7:51:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    , SPACE.com ^ | Published: Mar 19, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT | Nola Taylor Redd
    An international team led by Ying Liu of the National Space Science Center in Beijing studied images of the storm captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), which is operated jointly by NASA and the European Space Agency, and NASA's two Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) satellites. During the July 2012 solar superstorm, the sun hurled not two shots into space in rapid succession, following a third earlier emission. The eruptions, which occurred on the far side of the sun and didn't pass near Earth, interacted with one another to form what Liu called a perfect storm. A coronal...
  • New MH370 satellite data calculations narrow hunt to remote stretch of ocean off Australia

    03/19/2014 7:44:50 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 19, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Search area cut to the size of ArizonaInvestigators have halved the scope of the search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 to an area roughly the size of Arizona, off the coast of Australia, it was reported late Wednesday. Hourly satellite pings from the aircraft, refined by U.S. and British aviation officials, provided far more information than expected as to where a wreck may be found, allowing the search to be drastically narrowed to two possible flight paths. Both of the routes head toward the South Pole and end in the Indian Ocean, some 1429 miles from Perth, ABC...
  • Obama says plane search a 'top priority'

    03/19/2014 7:44:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | March 19, 2014
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday the search for the missing Malaysian airliner was a "top priority" for the United States and offered every possible resource -- including the FBI. In his first on camera comments on the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Obama offered thoughts and prayers to the relatives of the missing passengers. "I want them to be assured that we consider this a top priority," Obama told Dallas television station KDFW in an interview at the White House.
  • HomeNiles Atanus wins by slim margin in 9th District GOP race, Williams demands recount

    03/19/2014 7:41:41 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 11 replies
    A controversial candidate won the GOP nomination in the March Primary for the 9th Congressional District seat. Susan Atanus received a total of 12,447 votes after all 338 precincts in Cook County reported in. The other GOP candidate, David Earl Williams III, received 12,012 votes. --SNIP-- Atanus has repeatedly gone on record saying God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth in response to gay rights and legalized abortions. Comments like these led GOP party leaders, like Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party Jack Dorgan, to say she had no place...
  • Malaysia MH370 and Sumatra seismic event

    03/19/2014 7:41:39 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 7 replies
    Tectonic Summary Re-analysis of Proposed Submarine Aircraft Crash Site for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 Map of Seismic Analysis of Proposed Submarine Aircraft Crash Site The University of Science and Technology of China has announced a possible location for the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 based on two seismic recordings (stations KUM and IPM of the Malaysia National Seismic Network; see map). The proposed site is in the Gulf of Thailand (orange hexagon on map). The time of the event reported by the Chinese was 2:55 AM (on 3/8/2014, which equates to 18:55 UTC time on 3/7/2014).
  • Federal judge: Yes, Arizona and Kansas can require voters to prove their citizenship

    03/19/2014 7:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Under the oh so august leadership of Attorney General Eric Holder, the Obama administration has been doing their very best to thwart various states in their individual endeavors to implement voter ID laws. In this latest iteration of that ongoing battle, the Federal Election Assistance Commission has so far refused to help state officials in Kansas and Arizona change federal election registration forms to include proof of citizenship. Both states have new voter-ID measures measures that require new voters to provide a birth certificate, passport, or other documentation to prove their citizenship, while the federal registration form only requires that...
  • Watch: Crazy Ending to ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Leaves Pat Sajak Speechless

    03/19/2014 7:20:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    the Blaze ^ | March 19, 2014
    On Wednesday’s episode of “Wheel of Fortune,” a contestant named Emil surprised everyone when he somehow guessed the “Bonus Puzzle” knowing just two letters. After a total of zero of his guessed letters showed up on the board, Emil had to take a shot in the dark.
  • Insufficient pipelines hiked natural gas price in Northeast

    03/19/2014 7:18:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    WTVA ^ | 03/19/2014
    New England's electric grid operator says a lack of pipelines is driving the price up for natural gas, and hiked wholesale electricity prices in the region by 55 percent last year. ISO-New England said Tuesday that the average price of wholesale electric energy rose to $56.06 per megawatt hour, up from a historic low of $36.09 in 2012. Natural gas is the predominant fuel used to generate the region's electricity, amounting to about 46 percent of generation in 2013. Wholesale power prices tend to track the price of natural gas.
  • "That's My King"

    03/19/2014 7:10:45 PM PDT · by wmfights · 26 replies
    Across Pacific Magazine ^ | 1976 | Dr. S.M. Lockeridge
    My King was born King. The Bible says He's a Seven Way King. He's the King of the Jews - that's an Ethnic King. He's the King of Israel - that's a National King. He's the King of righteousness. He's the King of the ages. He's the King of Heaven. He's the King of glory. He's the King of kings and He is the Lord of lords. Now that's my King. Well, I wonder if you know Him. Do you know Him? Don't try to mislead me. Do you know my King? David said the Heavens declare the glory of...
  • Tumbleweeds Overtake Colorado Neighborhood and Trap Families in Their Homes

    03/19/2014 7:10:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 19, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Tumbleweeds overtake neighborhood and trap families in their homes Recent tornado-like winds have covered a Colorado Springs, Colorado neighborhood in tumbleweeds. The large dried plants have invaded the Cuchares Ranches subdivision to such a degree that some residents said they were trapped in their homes and had to call 911 for help. “I look outside and tumbleweeds are literally blowing up and over our house,” Melissa Walker told KRDO NewsChannel 13. “I didn’t expect to be able to jump from my second story window into a pile of tumbleweeds.” In some places, the tumbleweeds are stacked 10-feet high. As reported...
  • Ukraine announces troop withdrawals from Crimea in bow to Russian annexation

    03/19/2014 7:01:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 52 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 3-19-2014 | John-Thor Dahlburg And Peter Leonard
    Surrendering to Russia's inexorable seizure of Crimea, Ukraine announced plans Wednesday for mass troop withdrawals from the strategic peninsula as Moscow-loyal forces seized control of Kyiv's naval headquarters here and detained its commander. Attempting to face down the unblinking incursion, Ukraine said it would hold joint military exercises with the United States and Britain. Hours after masked Russian-speaking troops forced their way onto Ukraine's main naval base here, forlorn Ukrainian soldiers streamed out carrying clothing and other belongings in bags. A group of local militia and Cossacks, later joined by officers from Russia's Black Sea Fleet, looked on. Just how...
  • Why I'm burning my last bridge with Obama

    03/19/2014 7:00:23 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03-13-2014 | Carey Wedler
    I figured out the fraud a while back, but recently found this shirt in my closet :)
  • Atanus wins by slim margin in 9th District GOP race, Williams demands recount

    03/19/2014 6:51:58 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 25 replies
    The Bugle ^ | 3/19/14 | Alex V. Hernandez
    A controversial candidate won the GOP nomination in the March Primary for the 9th Congressional District seat. Susan Atanus received a total of 12,447 votes after all 338 precincts in Cook County reported in. The other GOP candidate, David Earl Williams III, received 12,012 votes. Atanus appeared to have a larger turnout from Chicago than in the suburbs, with a nearly 1,000-votes from Chicago voters, according to election results.
  • TX:Open carry march on Dowlen draws approval

    03/19/2014 6:51:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    beaumontenterprise.com ^ | 15 March, 2014 | Sarah Moore
    1 of 12 Ryley Franklin, 13, carries a Texas state flag during Saturday's rally. Come and Take It Beaumont held a march down Dowlen Road on Saturday. The participants carried long arms as well as Texas and United States flags from Sertinos Cafe to Lowes. Photo taken Saturday, 3/15/14 Jake Daniels/@JakeD_in_SETX Photo: Jake Daniels The threat of rain dampened attendance at the most recent Come and Take it Beaumont rally and march, but not the ardor of those present.About a dozen people, including three children, toted long guns as they walked a short distance up and down Dowlen Road...
  • Georgia: Thanks to your active help and involvement, the Georgia Senate passed House Bill 60

    03/19/2014 6:43:43 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 25 replies
    NRA - ILA ^ | March 19, 2014 | NRA - ILA
    Thanks to your active help and involvement, the Georgia Senate passed House Bill 60 with an additional amendment by a 37-18 vote last night. Your support is still needed, however, to ensure that this comprehensive pro-gun reform receives a vote of concurrence in the state House TOMORROW before the General Assembly adjourns. Please contact your state Representative immediately and urge him or her to agree to HB 60.
  • Transgender Woman Claims The Man She Was Is Responsible For Triple Murder, Not Her

    03/19/2014 6:41:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    hngn ^ | Oulimata Ba
    A transgender woman claims her violent male side is responsible for her murdering three prostitutes in Washington in 1990. Donna Perry, who used to be Douglas Perry, told police she intentionally underwent gender reassignment surgery in Thailand in 2000 "as a permanent way to control violence," ABC News reported. Perry, 62, explained to police in 2012 that "there's a great downturn in violence" whenever a person goes from being a man to a woman.
  • $500,000 Villa Sold in What May be Biggest Bitcoin Purchase on Record

    03/19/2014 6:41:26 PM PDT · by TsonicTsunami08 · 25 replies
    CoinDesk ^ | March 19, 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    Online bitcoin-only luxury marketplace BitPremier has completed the sale of a fully managed villa at the deLMango Villa Estate in Bali, Indonesia, in what may be the largest reported bitcoin transaction to date.
  • NC:Pizza delivery woman thwarts armed robbery by pulling her own gun

    03/19/2014 6:37:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    fayobserver.com ^ | 14 March, 2014 | Nancy McCleary
    A pizza delivery woman thwarted an armed robbery attempt at a house off Rosehill Road on Thursday by producing a weapon of her own, Fayetteville police said. (snip) The man put something to the back of Hurd's head and demanded money, Joyce said. "Unbeknownst to them, she had a weapon," Joyce said. "She pulled out a gun, and when she did, the suspects fled and they didn't get anything."
  • (VANITY) Prayers for aneurysm victim

    03/19/2014 6:37:36 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 28 replies
    3/19/14 | me
    Please send prayers for a young woman with a burst aneurysm!
  • Sick: DC Abortion Fund rewards donors with a free coat-hanger pendant

    03/19/2014 6:32:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life site news ^ | Catherine Briggs
    March 19, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the world of social media, instant news has become a way of life. Thanks to Twitter and the diffusion of information at less than a moment’s speed, the DC Abortion Fund’s latest outrage has nowhere to hide. In a move that can only be described as tasteless and sickening, the DC Abortion Fund has offered a gift of a coat-hanger pendant to anyone who signs up to donate $10 a month or more to their organization. Far from being a disgusting joke, the DCAF is serious about this reward for their loyal donors. The...
  • The Prospects for Community in the Age of Obama

    03/19/2014 6:30:30 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 10 replies
    Intercollegiate Review ^ | 3/17/'14 | Ross Douthat
    In this insightful reflection on Robert Nisbet’s classic 1953 book The Quest for Community, New York Times op-ed columnist Ross Douthat examines the human impulse toward community and its connection to the rise of statism. This essay is adapted from Douthat’s introduction to ISI Books’ critical edition of The Quest for Community. The intellectual conservatism that flowered unexpectedly, like a burst of tulips from a desert, in the aftermath of the Second World War was preoccupied above all else with revising the story that modernity told about itself. Twenty years of totalitarianism, genocide, and total war had delivered hammer blows...
  • Putin maps the boundaries of greater Russia [From 2008]

    03/19/2014 6:24:11 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 23 replies
    Financial Times ^ | August 28, 2008 | Phillip Stevens
    We need to get this straight. Vladimir Putin’s Russia has invaded a neighbour, annexed territory and put in place a partial military occupation. It seeks to overthrow the president of Georgia and to overturn the global geopolitical order. It has repudiated its signature on a ceasefire negotiated by France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and disowned its frequent affirmations of Georgia’s territorial integrity. Most importantly: all of this is our fault. The “our” in this context, of course, refers to the US and the more headstrong of its European allies such as Britain. If only Washington had been nicer to the Russians after...