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  • Obama Proclaims Month to Protect Americans from Being Duped by Obamacare

    04/01/2014 6:59:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    CNS. News ^ | April 1 | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama has proclaimed April "National Financial Capability Month" and called on Americans to educate themselves about how to "avoid scams, spot misleading information, and decipher complex paperwork" - like those of Obamacare. On the day of the Obamacare enrollment deadline, Pres. Obama reminded Americans of the importance of being able to spot and avoid dishonest marketing tactics - and offered help: "In today's economy, financial capability is essential for some of life's biggest transitions -- paying for college, buying a home, saving for retirement. A solid understanding of the marketplace makes it easier to avoid scams, spot misleading information,...
  • Taliban Suicide Bomber Turns on His Own Commanders, Kills 15

    04/01/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 27 replies
    TOLOnews.com ^ | 01 April 2014
    At least 15 senior Taliban commanders were killed on Tuesday in Ghazni province by a suicide bomber reportedly attempting to keep them from carrying out plans to disrupt Saturday's elections, according to Afghan officials. In addition to the 15 confirmed dead, nine other militants were wounded by the blast, which occurred in the Gelan district of Ghazni, according to the National Directorate of Security (NDS). Among the casualties were said to be Pakistani Taliban leaders. Insurgents have publicly stated their intent to derail the elections, which will mark the country's first democratic transition of presidential power in history. The Taliban...
  • Are You A Fool?

    04/01/2014 6:58:03 PM PDT · by kindred · 6 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | DJP I.F.
    Today in America we have no shortage of fools. That is an obvious no-brainer. A fool is - in the Biblical sense - a stupid, wicked (especially impious), or vile person; fool (-ish, -ish man, -ish woman). A scoffer, blockhead or reprobate, a despiser of Almighty God and all that is truly good. The secular definition of fool is: one who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding. In both cases we see that the fool is a sound rejecter of the Laws of Nature, and of Nature's God. What is Foolishness to Whom? Conservatives, conservatism, and the adherence to...
  • MEXICO’S IMMIGRATION LAW: LET’S TRY IT HERE AT HOME

    04/01/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 44 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 5/6/2006 | jwaller
    MEXICO’S IMMIGRATION LAW: LET’S TRY IT HERE AT HOME By: jwaller 5/8/2006 Mexico has a radical idea for a rational immigration policy that most Americans would love. However, Mexican officials haven’t been sharing that idea with us. That’s too bad, because Mexico, which annually deports more illegal aliens than the United States does, has much to teach us about how it handles the immigration issue. Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico. Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are: in the country legally; have the means...
  • A Husky Grooming a Cat ..... and then there's the Pomeranian

    04/01/2014 6:45:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Oh dear Lord .....
  • Woman married during repeal of Michigan's gay marriage ban assaulted and called gay slur

    04/01/2014 6:44:36 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 46 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 01, 2014 | Kyle Feldscher
    Three men in Ypsilanti Township Monday assaulted a woman who was able to marry her partner during the brief repeal of Michigan’s gay marriage ban. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported the 28-year-old woman got off the bus about 6 p.m. Monday in the area of the 3000 block of Roundtree Boulevard in Ypsilanti Township. The woman told investigators she got off the bus in the area and was walking home through an apartment parking lot. Three men approached her, with one of them using a homophobic slur, calling her a derogatory name for a woman and asking her if...
  • SARAH PALIN: PAUL RYAN BUDGET 'A JOKE'

    04/01/2014 6:39:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 103 replies
    Breibart Big Government ^ | April 1 | Tony. Lee
    Are you kidding? You’d think one who is representing the mighty Badgers, who made it to the Final Four based on sacrificial work ethic and discipline that obviously pays off in the end, he who represents the great state of Wisconsin that hosts this underdog celebrated college basketball team, would understand that future success depends on hard work and sacrifices. The latest Ryan (R, Wisconsin) Budget is not an April Fool’s joke. Palin said that the budget that was presented, though,"really IS a joke because it is STILL not seeing the problem." "It STILL is not proposing reining in wasteful...
  • Woman, 85, 'mauled to death by two large pitbulls inside her home after they broke down the door

    04/01/2014 6:38:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Apr 01, 2014 | James Nye
    Police in Texas have said they believe that an 85-year-old died about a savage attack by two pit-bulls inside her own home on Monday. Dorothy Hamilton was found by her son lying in the living room of her home in Kaufman along with two 'very large and aggressive' dogs. Authorities said that her son had been keeping the dogs in a bedroom in the house for several months and they appear to have broken through the door and attacked Hamilton. However, police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death as neighbors revealed the dogs have a...
  • Georgia Solider Moves Daughter's Messy Bedroom to Driveway on Monday

    04/01/2014 6:33:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | April 1, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Papa don't take no mess...A Georgia soldier was tired of doing battle with his daughter about her messy bedroom so he carried out a sneak attack on Monday and moved all of her possessions into the family driveway while she was at school. The Fort Stewart soldier left a sign on her stuff that read, "Haley, room moved to driveway. Clean it next time." The man, who did not want to be identified, was hoping to teach Haley a lesson. He told WSAV that she was upset with the unexpected move and called his tactic "extreme." In order to improve...
  • Krauthammer: ObamaCare 7.1 Million A 'Phony Number'

    04/01/2014 6:29:01 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 35 replies
    Breitbart.tv ^ | 1 Apr 2014
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "Special Report," Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer discussed the so-called 7.1 million Affordable Care Act enrollee number President Barack Obama announced earlier...
  • NFL fans to get an in-seat visit from cheerleaders

    TLANTA (CPS Atlanta) — The National Football Leagues has partnered with an app developer that will allow fans to get an in-seat visit from cheerleaders with a lap dance. Sports Business Journal reports the NFL has teamed up with Experience in an effort to help improve the in-game experience for fans. On top of having cheerleaders visit fans in their seats, the app will allow fans the opportunity to upgrade their seats to a La-Z-Boy recliner and also allowing them off field activies before the game. Three teams – the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks –...
  • Senator Reid on Koch Brothers(Tea Party mentioned;)

    04/01/2014 6:20:14 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | April 1, 2014 | C-SPAN
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about reports that the Koch brothers are going to run ads in Nevada against him. Reid pointed out that he’s not up for re-election until 2016 and says he’s not afraid of the Koch brothers.
  • Can States Require Proof of Citizenship for Voting?

    04/01/2014 6:18:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 1, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    In 2011, Kansas passed the SAFE Act — Safe and Fair Elections — which requires voter ID, proof of citizenship and signature verification. In other words, it’s designed to make sure that all votes cast in Kansas are cast legally by the person identified as the voter. The law was to go into effect January 1, 2013. But the Obama administration stood in the way. At issue are the forms states use to register voters for federal elections. Kansas and Arizona require proof of citizenship, while the federal government’s form — incredibly — does not. The federal government attempted to...
  • GOPer Attacks Primary Opponent: He Won't Say 'Repeal Obamacare'

    04/01/2014 6:14:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 4/1/14 | Daniel Straus
    A tea party Senate candidate is going after one of his Republican primary competitors over a supporting ad that does not include the phrase "repeal Obamacare." North Carolina Senate candidate Greg Brannon's (R) campaign is attacking North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC) Senate campaign over a new ad by American Crossroads in support of the state House Speaker, establishment Republicans' preferred candidate in the race. The narrator in the ad said Tillis has the "conservative guts" to replace Obamacare with "honest healthcare reforms." The ad however does not say Tillis wants to repeal Obamacare and that's where the Brannon...
  • HAWAII OBAMACARE SPENT MORE PER ENROLLEE THAN A NEW BMW

    04/01/2014 6:11:51 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 1, 2014 | By Wynton Hall
    President Barack Obama's home state of Hawaii's Obamacare exchange spent $35,749 per enrollee, a sum greater than the price of a new 2014 BMW 320i sedan (MSRP $32,750). "Just obscene amounts of money have disappeared into these state exchanges for very little actual performance," said American Commitment President Phil Kerpen. "You just have this huge duplication and waste in places like Hawaii and Oregon." A CNBC analysis ranking taxpayer-funded federal expenditures on Obamacare found that Hawaii enrolled just 5,744 people through its Obamacare exchange at a cost to taxpayers of $205,342,270. The second-worst performer was the District of Columbia which...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Does Your Birthstone Say About You? ~ 02 April 2014

    04/01/2014 6:00:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 101 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want To Know..... What Does Your Birthstone Say About You? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • The Bible: From Standpoint to Application (PODCAST)

    04/01/2014 5:55:52 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    MakingSense.Podbean ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    As you come to this program, you reside within a certain frame of mind. Your outlook, experience, and analysis of life has, along with what has influenced you over the course of your lifetime, shaped your frame of mind. But what if you are confronted with the concept of God? How do you respond? What constitutes each response, and if you accept him, what can come in applying His word to your life? Find out this and much more as you listen to this edition of “Making Sense with Rob Case.”
  • Widow trying to sell family home of 40 years finds she doesn't own $1.2 million property after husba

    04/01/2014 5:49:30 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 89 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 1, 2014 | Jessica Jerreat
    An elderly widow who had fallen behind in her property taxes discovered she longer owned her home after trying to sell it to pay off her debt. Unbeknown to Hertha Handler, ownership of her $1.2 million Oyster Bay Cove home in Long Island has been transferred to an investor who bought two of the liens against the property. The 73-year-old widow had lived in the property for more than 40 years but after her husband died several years ago, she slipped behind on taxes and had an outstanding debt of $200,000. Multiple liens had been made against the property, where...
  • The Single Best Thing the FCC Has Done So Far This Year (or not)

    04/01/2014 5:47:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Inc ^ | 4/1/2014 | JEREMY QUITTNER
    Baby monitors, garage-door openers and cordless phones, are just a few of the innovations generated by the last time the Federal Communications Commission opened up untapped spectrum for public use. Get set for a whole new raft of innovative products--and faster download speeds. That's likely to be the upshot of a FCC decision Monday to free up a huge band of high frequency airwaves to unlicensed users. The Commission said it's opening a 100-megahertz swath in the 5-gigahertz, high-frequency range of communications network transmissions, which is bigger than the entire band of frequency that gave birth to Wi-Fi in the first place.And...
  • Maher Trips Up Guests with ‘Racist’ Paul Ryan Quote… Except Michelle Obama Said it

    04/01/2014 5:46:38 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    MEDIAITE.COM ^ | 3/28/14 | Josh Feldman
    Bill Maher took on Paul Ryan‘s recent comments about black culture and while he didn’t necessarily agree with Ryan, he did find it striking that prominent black people have made the same point he did but haven’t been attacked by the left... Maher then read a quote from Paul Ryan about how lazy kids are these days and how they need to aspire to be more than “ballers” and “rappers”… except that Ryan didn’t say it. Michelle Obama did. Maher asked, “Is something less true if a white person says it about black people?”
  • The Chatter: Governor bets bourbon on Final Four game; Ky. health exchange in national spotlight

    04/01/2014 5:46:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/1/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is betting bottles of big name bourbon on the Final Four game when the University of Kentucky takes on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday in Dallas. Beshear and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a friendly wager Tuesday on the game, betting items from the signature industries of each state. The Kentucky bourbon basket wagered by Beshear will include some of the state’s most well-known Bourbon brands such as Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark, Four Roses, Elijah Craig and others as well as glasses and apparel. If Kentucky wins, Beshear will receive a gift of some of Wisconsin’s...
  • Rep. Fattah's son sues the IRS

    04/01/2014 5:45:38 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/22/2014 | Jonathan Tamari
    Chaka Fattah Jr., son of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), is suing the Internal Revenue Service, seeking nearly $1 million in damages for what he says were violations of IRS rules that harmed his reputation and crippled his earning power during an investigation into allegedly unpaid taxes. ---SNIP--- He said that since the raid, his income plummeted, he had to leave his home at the Ritz-Carlton, and he faced additional lawsuits and liens over other debts and unpaid taxes. Fattah Jr., who once drove a Range Rover Sport and cultivated a reputation as a high-end mover in city affairs, had...
  • Tree trimmer hospitalized with chain saw in neck

    04/01/2014 5:44:13 PM PDT · by kingattax · 52 replies
    <p>PITTSBURGH (AP) — A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck.</p> <p>James Valentine was in a tree in Ross Township on Monday afternoon when he was struck in the neck by the saw. Another worker helped him down, and his co-workers left the saw in place to try to limit the bleeding.</p>
  • Sarah Palin to make by-invitation Southwest Florida campaign stop

    04/01/2014 5:43:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Naples Daily News ^ | April 1, 2014 | Staff
    NAPLES — Sarah Palin is heading back to Southwest Florida. Palin, the former governor of Alaska and the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for District 19 congressional candidate Lizbeth Benacquisto on Thursday. The invitation-only event is being called a backyard barbecue. Donors can pay $500 per person to attend, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by the Daily News. Erin Isaac, a spokeswoman for Benacquisto, confirmed Palin would be in town for a fundraiser. “We anticipate a tremendous turnout for Gov. Palin and Lizbeth Benacquisto,” she said. Benacquisto, a state senator and...
  • Right to Return: Deported After Protest by His Family, Mexican Immigrant to Attempt U.S. Re-entry

    04/01/2014 5:41:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    democracynow.org ^ | APRIL 1, 2014 | democracynow.org
    After being deported to Mexico from his home in Arizona earlier this year, Jaime Valdez joins us to detail his attempt today to re-enter the United States. Valdez says he was deported in retaliation for a hunger strike that his family took part in at the Phoenix offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to protest U.S. immigration policies. "All my family is in the U.S., so that’s why I’m trying to come back," Valdez says. "We’re going to try to get this message to the president, to stop the deportations and to stop the discrimination and injustice in detention centers."...
  • More Americans Dying as Birth Rates Hit Record Lows

    04/01/2014 5:31:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    Time ^ | March 27, 2014 | Josh Sanburn
    Thanks to younger Americans delaying having children and an exceptionally large group of Americans reaching mortality, the gap between births and deaths in the U.S. is the smallest it’s been in nearly four decades, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census. MORE Five Questions with DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman The ‘Tiger Mom’ Superiority Complex Men Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington Post Here's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington Post Jennifer Garner Learned to Love Baseball After Dating Ben Affleck People That shrinking surplus...
  • Magnitude 8.0 quake off Chile sparks tsunami warning along Latin America's Pacific coast

    04/01/2014 5:27:30 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 249 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-1-2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A massive magnitude 8.0 earthquake on Tuesday off the coast of Chile, near the mining port of Iquique, sparked a tsunami warning for all of Latin America's Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. "An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours," it said.
  • Vanity- Now that Obama is such a huge success, States need to immediately stop free ER services.

    04/01/2014 5:27:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    4-1-14 | NLZ
    Now that Obama is such a huge success, every state needs to immediately stop Free ER services. One of the Obama-DNC cares selling points was the states costs of offering free Emergency Room Services. No doubt the DNC will be fine with now removing those free services. Right?
  • Americans back the US's defense commitment to other members of NATO (Poll)

    04/01/2014 5:24:56 PM PDT · by Matt_DZ_PL · 6 replies
    YouGov ^ | Tue April 1, 2014 | Peter Moore
    Public backs continued NATO commitment (Poll) by Peter Moore Tue April 1, 2014 6:55 a.m. PDT Most Americans still back the US's defense commitment to other members of NATO, though doubts creep in when asked about specific countries The Russian annexation of Crimea, which is still a part of Ukraine in the eyes of the international community, has raised fears in other former Soviet states that they may soon lose parts of their territory. Most of these countries don't have an alliance with the United States, but three - Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia - are members of NATO. As...
  • Boy Scouts Dismiss a Gay Troop Leader in Seattle

    04/01/2014 5:22:16 PM PDT · by kingattax · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 1, 2014 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    Nearly a year after announcing that it would admit gay boys but still prohibit openly gay leaders from its ranks, the Boy Scouts of America has dismissed a gay scoutmaster. The fired leader, Geoffrey McGrath, 49, is an Eagle Scout and software engineer in Seattle who is married to his longtime companion. He helped form a troop last fall, he said, because he loves scouting and because the low-income and immigrant children in his area of south Seattle had few after-school activities. The troop is sponsored by the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church, one of hundreds of “reconciling congregations” in...
  • Gary Stein: Time to make George Zimmerman disappear

    04/01/2014 5:18:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Context Florida ^ | March 31, 2014 | Gary Stein
    Florida is ground zero for the weird and unusual, but there are many people, places and events that Florida can point to with pride: Gov. Reubin Askew, our world-class beaches, beautiful wetlands, Disney World, Gasparilla and our universities’ title-winning athletic teams. But George Zimmerman is not something we’re proud of. For those people who have not listened to any form of media for the last few years, George Zimmerman is best known as the neighborhood watchman-turned-vigilante who shot and killed an unarmed 16-year old by the name of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman played police, judge and jury, assuming Trayvon was “up...
  • Russian Lawmakers Approve Satellite Navigation Hub in Nicaragua

    04/01/2014 5:15:47 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 6 replies
    RIANOVOSTI ^ | 1 Apr 2014
    MOSCOW, April 1(RIA Novosti) - Russian lawmakers have endorsed draft legislation to allow the country to set up a satellite navigation monitoring system in Nicaragua, a Cabinet committee said Tuesday. "The agreement is aimed at creating an organizational and legal framework for mutually beneficial partnership between Russia and Nicaragua in terms of exploring and using space for peaceful purposes," the official statement explained. Under the agreement, Russia would set up a network of land-based control stations in the Latin American country to monitor and augment the accuracy of navigation satellites in Earth orbit. It is hoped the system will boost...
  • UKRAINE: NATO suspends cooperation with Russia

    04/01/2014 5:06:12 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    L&#1030;GA.net ^ | 01.04.2014 19:19
    GOOGLE TRANSLATION: Representatives of the Alliance members have also stated that they would consider NATO's relationship with Russia at the next meeting in June NATO suspends practical civil and military cooperation with Russia. This is stated in the statement adopted by the Foreign Ministers - NATO members after the meeting. "We have decided to suspend all practical civil and military cooperation between NATO and Russia," - said in a statement . "Our political dialogue in the NATO-Russia Council can continue, if necessary, at the ambassadorial level and above, allowing us to share their views, especially with regard to this crisis,"...
  • The Ark: Could Noah's Tale Be True?

    04/01/2014 5:04:11 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 96 replies
    http://www.livescience.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Benjamin Radford
    The new film "Noah" stars Russell Crowe as the man chosen by God to collect pairs of Earth's animals on a massive ark to save them from a global flood. The film, which opened March 28, is sizing up to be a Biblical blockbuster, replete with star power and stunning special effects. But how realistic is it? While many people consider the story of Noah's Ark merely an instructive myth or parable about God's punishment for man's wickedness, others believe that the story is historically accurate. To them, Noah's tale describes events that really happened only a few thousand years...
  • Harry Reid dismisses cancer patient Tom Coburn's Obamacare concern

    04/01/2014 5:03:17 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 1, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    When Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., pointed out that the majority of cancer centers in the country aren't covered under Obamacare while arguing that the law's problems go beyond early website issues, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., dismissed the critique as too "in the weeds." Coburn, a medical doctor battling cancer, panned the coverage offered to cancer patients. "Nineteen of the cancer centers in this country, only five are covered under Obamacare," he told the Washington Examiner Tuesday, a data point he attributed to the low payments the Affordable Care Act provides for those treatments. "You know, it's a market,...
  • Purported Communication from Flight 370

    04/01/2014 5:02:45 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 18 replies
    Secrets of the Fed ^ | April1, 2014 | Shepard Ambellas
    INDIAN OCEAN (INTELLIHUB) — According to freelance journalist Jim Stone, one of the American passengers, Phillip Wood, a technical storage executive at IBM, who was aboard the now missing Malaysian Airlines flight, keystered his iPhone 5 in his anus after the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people was hijacked by military personnel while on route to China. Amazingly, Stone claims that metadata within the photo yields evidence confirming “100 percent” that Phillip Wood sent the photo, along with a brief voice activated text, from GPS coordinates which put Wood only a few miles away from the U.S. controlled Diego Garcia military...
  • M8.0 - 79km WNW of Iquique, Chile

    04/01/2014 4:59:28 PM PDT · by Errant · 106 replies
    USGS ^ | 1 April 2014
    Very shallow at 10km! Offshore...
  • Want To End Crony Capitalism In Texas? Repeal Prop 4

    04/01/2014 4:57:19 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 1 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 04/01/2014 | Hardhatters
    To read all of our reports on crony capitalism in Texas, click here.Crony capitalism is very similar to the seven-headed Hydra of Greek mythology. Politicians, if and when they do decide to tackle the issue, may cut off one slush fund, but two (or more) slush funds end up replacing it. To destroy crony capitalism, it’s not enough to cut off the head; you have seal the body off from growing any more heads. The Texas Constitution was originally designed to be sealed off from such voracious heads springing up from the body of government. In the mid-19th century after...
  • UKRAINE: Russian military in civilian clothes

    04/01/2014 4:56:08 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    INTV.ua ^ | 04.01.2014 , 21:10
    In the last week of Simferopol in Ukraine continental mass sending of Russian troops in civilian clothes. This UNN reported the press service of the Crimean branch of the Civil Movement "common cause." Please note the SBU, the customs services of this fact , we demand immediate start real careful care of all persons arriving from the Crimea in the first place, on the border of the Crimea. "There is no doubt that the Russian military can accumulate in certain regions of physical support for the pro-Russian" fifth column "and perform sabotage and reconnaissance assignments to create a high-profile provocation...
  • George Flinn announces plan to run against Lamar Alexander

    04/01/2014 4:50:04 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 16 replies
    Memphis Business Journal ^ | April 1, 2014 | Ed Arnold
    Local physician and owner of Flinn Broadcasting, George Flinn, has pulled a petition to challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in the coming Republican primary. Flinn joins 11 other candidates who have pulled petitions for the Republican primary, the most known among them is state Rep. Joe Carr. In February, a poll conducted on behalf of Alexander showed the Tennessee senator with a commanding lead over Carr. Flinn, who has served on the Shelby County Commission, lost a previous bid for the 8th District U.S. House seat in 2010. Flinn tried again in 2012, running against incumbent Rep. Steve Cohen, who...
  • The World Depends on Stopping Cow Farts

    04/01/2014 4:44:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Speaking of global warming, I have it right here in the National Journal. This is the headline. National Journal! This is not some kook fringe operation. "It May Take a Global Vegetarian Movement to Combat Climate Change -- It may be impossible to reach the U.N.'s goals without significant changes in global diet, a new study finds." It's by Brian Resnick. "If we really want to cut down on global greenhouse emissions, we're going to have to do something about cow farts." That's what it says, and I am not making this up. They are now looking...
  • AFGE President: Paul Ryan’s Budget Is a Monster Out to Maul Federal Worker

    04/01/2014 4:43:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    American Federation of Government Employees ^ | April 1, 2014 | National President J. David Cox Sr.
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2014Attacking federal employee pay, benefits and jobs hurts all Americans, union saysWASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to the fiscal 2015 House budget plan issued by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin:“What’s another term for an insatiable monster hell-bent on savagely devouring everything in its sight?  The Ryan Budget.  Each year this monster gets hungrier, bolder, and more pitiless against its prey, the VA nursing assistants, Border Patrol agents, Social Security claims representatives, DoD weapons repair technicians, and EPA scientists who make...
  • SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL [Noah, the movie]

    04/01/2014 4:43:04 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 35 replies
    Dr. Brian Mattsom Blog ^ | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Dr. Brian Mattson
    The world of Aronofsky’s Noah is a thoroughly Gnostic one: a graded universe of “higher” and “lower.” The “spiritual” is good, and way, way, way “up there” where the ineffable, unspeaking god dwells, and the “material” is bad, and way, way down here where our spirits are encased in material flesh. This is not only true of the fallen sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, but of fallen angels, who are explicitly depicted as being spirits trapped inside a material “body” of cooled molten lava. Admittedly, they make pretty nifty movie characters, but they’re also notorious in Gnostic speculation....
  • Muslim Brotherhood Launches Own U.S. Political Party

    04/01/2014 4:39:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Islamofascism: With an eye toward the 2016 election, the radical Muslim Brotherhood has built the framework for a political party in America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc. 'Muslim voters have the potential to be swing voters in 2016," said Nihad Awad in launching the benign-sounding U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, whose membership reads like a Who's Who of Brotherhood front groups. "We are aiming to bring more participation from the Muslim community." USCMO also aims to elect Islamists in Washington, with the ultimate objective of "institutionalizing policies" favorable to Islamists — that is, Shariah law....
  • Ted Cruz: Repeal Every Word of It

    04/01/2014 4:37:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Just a couple of more sound bites. Ted Cruz has weighed in on all of this. He's the one guy who's had this nailed from the get-go. And then we will move on to other propaganda, because there is no news anymore. There no news in the media. It's just propaganda. It's the Democrat Party and the Regime talking points disguised as the news. Ted Cruz, ladies and gentlemen, has just been firing both barrels on this, since he's been talking about it at all. And this morning on Fox & Friends he was asked by Steve...
  • Border ‘More Secure Than Ever’? Illegal Alien Caught Crossing for the 15th TIME (Video)

    04/01/2014 4:33:29 PM PDT · by montag813 · 6 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-01-2014 | TRN
    Barack Obama has told us the border is “more secure than it has ever been”, and has even mocked those who say the border is unsafe: “Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied.” Well, just this last week, FOX 10  in Phoenix reported on a illegal alien who was apprehended in Arizona who had been deported 14 times. Yes, count that. Fourteen. If someone can cross the border illegally that many times, can the border really be secure? WATCH:
  • Earliest Evidence of Gigantism-Like Disease Found in 3,800-Year-Old California Skeleton

    04/01/2014 4:28:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Western DIgs ^ | March 24, 2014 | Blake de Pastino
    The remains of a man buried 3,800 years ago in a richly decorated California grave bear some unusual but unmistakable features — a protruding brow, a lantern jaw, thick leg and arm bones, and teeth so crowded together that at one point they erupt in rows three deep. According to a new study of the ancient skeleton, they are signs of acromegaly, a rare disorder of the endocrine system that’s similar to gigantism. The California man is among the very few examples of acromegaly ever found in the archaeological record, and it’s the oldest ever identified, according to Dr. Eric...
  • Men to blame for childless women? It's society that disenfranchises fathers, says Peter Lloyd

    04/01/2014 4:27:38 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 63 replies
    Daily mail ^ | Updated 2-10-2014
    Journalist Melissa Kite said men who don't want children are selfish Peter Lloyd says men know babies will always be 'hers', not 'theirs' Yesterday, journalist Melissa Kite became the latest woman to publicly trash men in a sexist, undeserving rant - this time, by saying those exercising a human right not to become fathers were 'selfish'.
  • Report: Mexican Teen Stabbed Best Friend 65 Times for Posting Naked Selfies on Facebook

    04/01/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | April 1, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    A Mexican teenager has been accused of brutally killing her best friend after she posted naked selfies of the two girls posing together on Facebook. According to police, Erandy Elizabeth Gutierrez, 16, allegedly stabbed 16-year-old Anel Baez 65 times during a fatal attack on March 19. Authorities believe that Gutierrez wanted to get back at Baez for posting the "humiliating" photos. When Baez asked Gutierrez to come to her home in Guamúchil in an effort to mend fences, her “sister” allegedly went to use the bathroom but instead grabbed a kitchen knife and carried out the killing. Gutierrez had been...
  • Do You Believe in Miracles?

    04/01/2014 4:23:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It is an all-out Regime and media swarm on Obamacare. We are being pummeled. We are being beat upside the head. We're being beat on top of the head. They're hitting above the belt and below the belt. They're creaming us out there. 'Cause guess what? They hit their seven million. Overnight they got something like five million people to sign up. They got their seven million. The media's so excited. ABC News and Washington Post, in a piece de resistance, has a poll out that shows for the first time ever a plurality now favor and...