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  • H-1B visa program needs reform

    03/31/2015 8:05:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 31 March 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Last month, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, held a congressional hearing on the H-1B visa program that eliminated any doubt that some corporations are gaming the system to the severe disadvantage of skilled workers. Last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting reported on abuses of so-called “body shops” — labor brokers who enlist foreign workers abroad, press them into exploitative contracts and cut them undersized checks as they do contract work for established tech concerns that may want to avert the bad publicity. Howard University public policy Professor Ron Hira testified that Washington “inadvertently created a highly profitable...
  • Ex OMB chief Stockman: "It is the biggest speculative disaster in human history."

    03/31/2015 7:59:48 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 01, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    David Alan Stockman interviewed on CBS-TV 60 Minutes (October 2010) Highlights of recent interview by Harry Dent. David Stockman: People don't want to hear the reality and the truth that we're facing. But I think there is an enormous appetite out in the country to get a different perspective than what you have from the media day in and day out, so I say the fed is out of control. Its balance sheet is exploded. It's printing money like never before. Zero interest rates for 70 months have basically destroyed the pricing function in the financial markets. I said...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-01-15

    03/31/2015 7:59:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-01-15 | Revised New American Bible
    April 1, 2015Wednesday of Holy Week    Reading 1 Is 50:4-9a The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue,That I might know how to speak to the wearya word that will rouse them.Morning after morninghe opens my ear that I may hear;And I have not rebelled,have not turned back.I gave my back to those who beat me,my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;My face I did not shieldfrom buffets and spitting. The Lord GOD is my help,therefore I am not disgraced;I have set my face like flint,knowing that I shall not be put to shame.He is near...
  • Kevin Spacey: Bill Clinton backs accuracy of 'House of Cards'

    03/31/2015 7:38:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/31/15 | Judy Kurtz
    According to Kevin Spacey, his friend Bill Clinton says 99 percent of what’s seen on “House of Cards” is true. As the star of Netflix’s political thriller, Spacey plays the corrupt and conniving President Frank Underwood. Spacey, who counts former President Clinton among his pals, tells Gotham magazine, while doing his best Clinton impression, “Kevin, 99 percent of what you do on that show is real.” Continuing with his impersonation of the 42nd president, Spacey says, as Clinton, that there’s one aspect of the show that’s pure fiction. “The 1 percent you get wrong is you could never get an...
  • Cheaper Than Coal? Fusion Concept Aims to Bridge Energy Gap

    03/31/2015 7:32:03 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 5 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | October 10th 2014, 5:07 pm | Alan Boyle
              Derek Sutherland / University of WashingtonOct 10 Cheaper Than Coal? Fusion Concept Aims to Bridge Energy Gap By Alan Boyle   Researchers say they've developed a concept for a fusion reactor that could be built for less money than an equivalent coal-fired plant — but they acknowledge that they still have some questions to answer. For example, will the concept really work?The design concept, known as the "dynomak," is the subject of a detailed economic analysis as well as a presentation to be made next week in Russia at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 25th Fusion...
  • The lost nuclear fusion reactor design? Robert Bussard, claimed he'd cracked the problem

    03/31/2015 7:16:11 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 26 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | March 31, 2015
    The lost nuclear fusion reactor design? Guest Blogger / 3 hours ago March 31, 2015 Robert Bussard, one of the giants of the field, claimed to his dying day he had cracked the problemAbove: a homemade version of the Polywell nuclear fusion reactorGuest essay by Eric WorrallNot many people have heard of Robert Bussard, but he was one of the giants of nuclear fusion research. But if an engineering solution for viable small, household size nuclear fusion reactors is ever discovered, they will almost certainly be largely based on Bussard’s work.Bussard’s focus was on a field of Nuclear fusion research...
  • Video of Germanwings Crash Discovered Amid The Wreckage in Passenger Video Micro-SD/Memory Card

    03/31/2015 7:15:10 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 35 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 03-31-2015 | Sundance
    Germany’s Bild News is reporting a cell phone “SIM card” (Micro SD, Memory card) has been recovered from the wreckage of Germanwings flight 9525. According to reporting by the German media outlet there is video on the SIM card showing what was taking place in the cabin prior to, and up to the moment of, the crash.
  • The Legacies of the Terri Schiavo Case

    03/31/2015 7:03:10 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    3/31/15 | Faith Presses On
    Like many other Christians, I followed the Terri Schiavo case very closely. I wasn't as active as many others in protesting for her life, but I did sign petitions and send emails about it, and debate the case with people. Her death when it came was highly disturbing and troubling, and not only because of her personal tragedy, but because of the disingenuous public debate that the media created, and recognizing that the case would be used to legitimize doing even more evil on a bigger scale. It certainly has seemed to do that, bolstering the false narrative that most...
  • Harry Reid is proud he lied about Mitt Romney's taxes

    03/31/2015 6:54:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    Harry Reid, D-Nev. has no regrets about his 2012 claims that then presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid no taxes for 10 years. The outgoing Senate Minority Leader even bragged to CNN that the comments, which had been described as McCarthyism, helped keep Romney from winning the election. "They can call it whatever they want. Romney didn't win did he?" Reid said ... when Reid directly accused Romney of being a tax dodge, he did so from the safety of the Senate floor. Outside the protection of legislative immunity, Romney was only possibly a tax dodge. Not only does Reid not...
  • Spree of paintball attacks against Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn eyed as hate crimes

    03/31/2015 6:46:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 31, 2015 | Joseph Stepansky
    Three paintball attacks targeting Hasidic Jews — a man and a trio of teens — in a span of a week in the same Brooklyn neighborhood are believed to be related and may have been fueled by hate, police said Monday. On Friday night, two boys, ages 16 and 13, were walking with their grandfather, Abraham Franczoz, 65, from their synagogue when an unknown shooter opened fire with the recreational gun on Morton St. near Juliana Place in Williamsburg. The older teen was hit in the arm and the younger boy in the ankle, according to police. “I don’t feel...
  • Gay Athletes Planning Protests Over Indiana Law Around Final Four

    03/31/2015 6:41:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 31, 2015 | RICK KLEIN
    Gay Athletes Planning Protests Over Indiana Law Around Final Four Mar 31, 2015, By RICK KLEIN Several prominent, openly gay athletes will be among those protesting the new Indiana religious freedom law this week, despite Gov. Mike Pence’s promise to "fix" the law before the Final Four begins on Saturday, according to local activists. Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis and former NBA player Jason Collins are among those coming to the state this week for press conferences or other public events. The effort to keep attention on the law around the college basketball showcase in Indianapolis caps a week where...
  • Arkansas gives final approval to religious-freedom bill

    03/31/2015 6:38:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    WISHTV.com ^ | 03/31/2015 | Associated Press
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a religious-freedom bill that has drawn sharp criticism from opponents who say it opens the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians. The House voted Tuesday to approve the measure, which prohibits the state and local governments from infringing on a person’s religious beliefs without a “compelling” interest. The measure now heads to Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who has said he will sign it into law.
  • John Kerry flashback: Give Iran nuclear fuel-Insisted trust Tehran as Carter did with North Korea

    03/31/2015 6:33:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Worldnet Dailly ^ | 3-31-15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Insisted U.S. should trust Tehran as Carter had done with North Korea NEW YORK – Secretary of State John Kerry, currently leading negotiations for the Obama administration regarding Iran’s nuclear program, argued as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 2004 that the U.S. should provide nuclear fuel to Iran, trusting, as President Jimmy Carter had done with North Korea, that the Iranians would not use it to make a bomb. Notably, one of Kerry’s top “bundler” fundraisers in his 2004 campaign was Hasan Nemazee, an Iranian-American now serving a 12-year sentence in federal prison for bank fraud. During the 2004...
  • NY to LA. 26 Hours. 28 Minutes. (New transcontinental driving record.

    03/31/2015 6:33:41 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 56 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/31/2015 | Jack Baruth
    March 28-29, 2015 Departure: Red Ball Parking Garage – 142 East 31st Street, NY, NY 10016 Arrival: R10 Social House – 179 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 13 states – NY, NJ, WV, PA, OH, IL, IN, MO, OK, TX, NM, AZ, CA 2811.5 miles in 26 hours, 28 minutes, 13 seconds 106.21 mph Overall Average 23 Minutes 17 Seconds Stopped 107.79 mph Moving Average 3 Fuel Stops: 8m13s, 11m29s and 3m35s 70 Gallons Fuel Capacity ~230 Gallons of E85 used 12.22 MPG
  • Obama’s Strategy on Climate Change, Part of Global Deal, Is Revealed ( Executive Action)

    03/31/2015 6:32:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/31/2015 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday introduced President Obama’s blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal written submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a global climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States’ part of an ambitious joint pledge made by Mr. Obama and President Xi Jinping of China in November. The United States and China are the world’s two largest greenhouse gas polluters. Mr. Obama said the United States would cut its emissions...
  • Another Wasserman Schultz whopper: Spirit of Israel lives in Democratic Party

    03/31/2015 6:20:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3-31-15
    With U.S.-Israeli relations currently at just about absolute zero — minus 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed in a piece she wrote for The Hill that, according to its headline, “The spirit of Israel lives in the Democratic Party.” The South Florida Democrat, and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was writing in response to a statement by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, during an interview earlier this month on Boston Herald Radio. “I don’t understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following...
  • Obama, like Pharaoh, could use a change of heart

    03/31/2015 6:17:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    NJ Jewish News ^ | March 30, 2015 | Laura Fein
    As a mother of five, I’m something of an expert on temper tantrums. (You should see me when they miss the bus!) So it is hard not to notice that the term has been used repeatedly to describe the President’s outsize reaction to the reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, including his repeated threats to overhaul the US-Israel bond. Throughout the Jewish and secular media, commentators including John McCain and the Wall Street Journal editorial board have referred to the President’s post-election threats as a “tantrum” from which he should calm down and regain controlled restraint. I wish I could...
  • Don’t dare take Ted Cruz lightly

    03/31/2015 6:17:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle SF Gate ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    Does the world of commentary really need another column bashing Ted Cruz for having the audacity to hope that he could be president? I’ll pass. As you may have noticed, the mainstream media are like birds on a wire. Reporters, pundits and producers — especially those in Washington and New York — tend to cover the same stories, interview the same folks and advance the same views. ---snip--- And when it comes to Cruz, the safe and conventional position for journalists, commentators and political experts is to argue that the firebrand is too extreme, too volatile and too unelectable to...
  • Sushi parasite inspires worm test for cancer

    Dogs do it. Rats do it. Even some people seem to be able to sniff out cancer and other diseases. Now we can add the humble roundworm to the list of super-smellers. Japanese researchers have discovered that Caenorhabditis elegans worms can detect cancer in people's urine. They are working with technology companies Hitachi and Johnan to turn the finding into a diagnostic test that can be used to catch the disease in its early stages. "In existing tests, people must have different examinations according to the type of cancer they have", says Takaaki Hirotsu from Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan,...
  • Israel, US Allies Feel Obama Is Abandoning Them for Iran

    03/31/2015 6:03:51 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 26 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | March 31, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — March 31, 2015 … Part of the following was communicated by the Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today addressed the opening of the 20th Knesset. “The greatest threat to our security and to our future was and remains Iran’s effort to arm itself with nuclear weapons,” said Netanyahu. “The agreement being formulated in Lausanne paves the way to this outcome. It seems that it will leave in Iran’s possession underground installations, the nuclear reactor at Arak and advanced centrifuges, the same things that only a...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Which Ocean Are You Quiz - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    03/31/2015 6:00:32 PM PDT · by LUV W · 77 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
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  • LHC restart: 'Experimental' current blast fixes glitch

    03/31/2015 6:00:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | Jonathan Webb
    The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible. It is now likely that the LHC will see beams of protons racing around its 27km circumference early next week. The massive machine's second run, after a two-year refit, had faced a delay of up to several weeks after the glitch was discovered ten days ago. But now only much more routine tests remain to be completed. Cern, the European organisation for nuclear research, announced on Tuesday that Run Two of the collider was "back...
  • APRIL FOOL’S DAY ACCORD: IRAN DEAL REACHED, DETAILS TO FOLLOW

    03/31/2015 6:00:05 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 32 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 31 Mar 2015 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    After a marathon negotiating session that stretched into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, April 1–hours after the official deadline–the parties gathered in Lausanne, Switzerland reached a tentative deal on Iran’s nuclear program. Russian media, according to AFP, quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: “”One can say with relative certainty that we at the minister level have reached an agreement in principle on all key aspects of the final settlement of this issue, which will be put on paper in the coming hours or perhaps within one day.”
  • Are there no Religious leaders in Indiana standing with Pence?

    03/31/2015 5:53:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    3/31/15 | sff
    Lots of religious leaders stood next to Mike Pence when he signed the bill into law. Then the liberal fascists began screaming...and people scattered. There needs to be a public stand with this man--where are the people of Indiana???
  • IRS chief to GOP: You can't abolish us

    03/31/2015 5:52:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2015 | Bernie Becker
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The IRS commissioner on Tuesday brushed aside GOP proposals to abolish his agency, insisting the U.S. would have to have a tax collector one way or another. “You can call them something other than the IRS if that made you feel better,” the agency’s chief, John Koskinen, said after a speech at the National Press Club. Republicans have heaped even more criticism upon the agency than usual over the last 22 months because of its improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) perhaps has made the most prominent calls to get rid of the IRS. While launching...
  • Robbers set up fake road blocks, then attack drivers on Chicago’s South Side

    03/31/2015 5:51:49 PM PDT · by bornred · 30 replies
    WGN ^ | March 31, 2015 | TONYA FRANCISCO
    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a group of robbers have been using fake road blocks to attack drivers. This is happening in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side. It’s happened twice in the last five days in the 300 and 400 blocks of west 51st Street, around 6 p.m. After drivers stop to move a construction barrel blocking the street, three or four suspects start attacking and robbing them. Police have only released vague descriptions of the suspects.
  • Thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon recipe kills MRSA superbug

    03/31/2015 5:42:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | March 31st, 2015 | Nick Thompson and Laura Smith-Spark
    It might sound like a really old wives' tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research. The 10th-century "eyesalve" remedy was discovered at the British Library in a leather-bound volume of Bald's Leechbook, widely considered to be one of the earliest known medical textbooks. Christina Lee, an expert on Anglo-Saxon society from the School of English at the University of Nottingham, translated the ancient manuscript despite some ambiguities in the text. "We chose this recipe in Bald's Leechbook because it contains ingredients such as...
  • Tomorrow Never Came in BBC Search for Venezuelan Goods

    03/31/2015 5:40:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 31, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Daniel Pardo of BBC Mundo went on a shopping spree to see how many household goods he could find while waiting on the notoriously long lines in Venezuela. On the first day he was able to obtain a grand total of only three items out of a shopping list of eight but promised he would return the next day to see if he could get any of the rest. Well, as far as the world knows tomorrow never came. In fact, following the  March 16 Spanish language broadcast of his first day shopping for the three items, it seems Daniel Pardo never returned....
  • Medical exec ... fired over video of him berating Chick-fil-A staff still unemployed (shortened)

    03/31/2015 5:35:52 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:48 EST, 26 March 2015 | Updated: 05:24 EST, 27 March 2015 | By Myriah Towner and James Nye
    An ex-CFO and Chick-fil-A protestor who lost his job after posting a video rant against one of the chain's employees has since lost his home and lives on food stamps. Adam Mark Smith, 37, who worked for an Arizona-based medical device manufacturer, was shamed after the 2012 YouTube video was posted showing him berating employee Rachel Elizabeth. The video which expressed his disdain over the firm's anti-gay marriage stance went viral, and left him unemployed and forced to lose his home. Nearly three years later, the married father of four is still searching for a job and his family previously...
  • Ted Cruz, In the Line of Fire

    03/31/2015 5:33:55 PM PDT · by The_Harlequin · 16 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 03-30-15 | Chris Shugart
    I occasionally like to cite the old saying, “If you’re not getting flak, you’re not over the target.” Applicable in so many situations, it can now be applied to Ted Cruz’s recent announcement that he’s running for president. At this early stage of the game, I’m not so interested in his platform, or his political record. But watching the criticism from the Democrats alongside the skepticism and tepid reception from the Republican establishment is the sort of thing that always gets my attention. You can always tell how much of a threat your opponents consider you to be by the...
  • Organizer claims he “didn’t know” that Boston Pride was a homosexual group

    03/31/2015 5:33:17 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 03/31/2015 | n/a
    One of the most outrageous – and prominent -- homosexual activist groups in the state was given permission at the last minute to march in the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Later the parade organizer said he didn’t know they were a “gay” group when he let them in. This preposterous alibi has only served to outrage faithful Catholics even more. On Friday, March 13 (two days before the parade) the Boston media erupted with the story that a second homosexual group, Boston Pride, would be marching. Unlike OutVets, the other homosexual group given permission back in December, Boston Pride...
  • Ohio Judge: There Will Be No Mentioning Of The Constitution Here

    03/31/2015 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 69 replies
    http://truthvoice.com/ ^ | March 23 2015 | Staff
    Today in a pre-trial hearing, an Ohio judge casually agreed with a motion filed by a prosecutor asking to ban a defendant from bringing up the United States Constitution or the constitutionality of the law under which he is charged with a crime. Judge Catherine Barber (or Kathryn Barber), a retired judge filling in for the Xenia Municipal Judge Michael Murray stated “there will be no mentioning of the Constitution” and then laughed when the defendant claimed that uttering words on a public sidewalk constitutes free speech. (The audio of the hearing can be found here: http://bambuser.com/v/5372976). This was in...
  • State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

    03/31/2015 5:19:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/31/15 | Jack Gillum - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject. She asks for a phone call in one, a phone number in another. She seeks advice on .. information leaks, and accidentally replies .. about decorations. The messages also reveal Clinton used an iPad to email while secretary of state .. The four emails were obtained by The Associated Press under a 2013 Freedom of Information Act request ..
  • Christ’s Words from the Cross: 7 Weapons of Victory Over Evil (Prayer included)

    03/31/2015 5:12:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Kathleen Beckman
    Christ’s Words from the Cross: 7 Weapons of Victory Over Evil Kathleen BeckmanIn Venerable Fulton Sheen’s classic, The Life of Christ, we read, “He had already said that no one would take away his life from Him, but that he would lay it down Himself. Death did not lay its hand on his shoulder and give him a summons to depart. He went out to meet death. In order to show that he would not die from exhaustion, but by an act of the will, his last words were spoken.”From the pulpit of the Cross, Christ’s seven last words...
  • So Far, Christie Silent on Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

    03/31/2015 5:10:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Politicker New Jersey ^ | March 31, 2015 | Kevin B. Sanders
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence swatted a hornet’s nest when he signed a bill that detractors say would allow Hoosier State businesses to deny services to gay and lesbian couples. Amid threats to boycott Indiana businesses and cancel conventions, Pence is, according to news reports, “working with legislators to amend the law and ‘clarify’ that it does not promote discrimination.” Already, Salesforce.com said it would cancel its corporate travel there and hometown hero Bill Oesterle, the CEO of Angie’s List—a Republican who chaired Pence’s predecessor Mitch Daniels’ 2004 race— said that his crowd sourcing recommendation company will scuttle a deal with...
  • Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

    03/31/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | March 31, 2015 | Matt Yoder
    The Redskins nickname has been the forgotten NFL controversy of the past several months. With concussions and domestic violence dominating the off-field headlines, the nickname debate circling around the Washington NFL franchise has moved to the backburner recently. However, some interesting developments from The Associated Press could move it back front and center. The organization is considering whether to make a ruling against the polarizing nickname when it comes to the influential AP Stylebook.
  • State Dept IG probing Clinton email setup

    03/31/2015 5:01:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/31/15 | Megan R. Wilson
    A State Department watchdog has begun an inquiry into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email setup, following calls from Republicans about the private email address and server used exclusively by the former secretary during her tenure at Foggy Bottom, The Hill has confirmed. The State Department’s inspector general received a letter from the Republican National Committee only a few days after a New York Times report detailed Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server at her home. John Phillippe, the RNC’s general counsel, urged the watchdog “to conduct an investigation into whether Secretary Clinton violated Department of State policies...
  • Left Wing #BoycottArkansas to smear another State has started on Facebook & Twitter

    03/31/2015 5:01:16 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 28 replies
    Twitter & Facebook | March 31, 2015 | Steelers6
    FYI, don't leave social media to the Smear Merchants and the Rats
  • Walmart Asks Arkansas Governor To Veto Religion Freedom Bill

    03/31/2015 5:00:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2015 | Staff
    The chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Tuesday asked the governor of Arkansas to veto a religious freedom measure, saying the bill approved by lawmakers earlier in the day undermines "the spirit of inclusion" in the state.
  • Gay Athletes Planning Protests Over Indiana Law Around Final Four

    03/31/2015 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 31, 2015 | By Rick Klein
    Several prominent, openly gay athletes will be among those protesting the new Indiana religious freedom law this week, despite Gov. Mike Pence’s promise to "fix" the law before the Final Four begins on Saturday, according to local activists. Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis and former NBA player Jason Collins are among those coming to the state this week for press conferences or other public events. The effort to keep attention on the law around the college basketball showcase in Indianapolis. Rick Sutton, a veteran LGBT organizer and activist based in Indiana, said those who are upset by the new law...
  • Cuomo bans nonessential travel to Indiana due to 'religious freedom' law

    03/31/2015 4:57:33 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 34 replies
    Crains & Bloomberg ^ | 3/31/2015 | Crains/Bloomberg
    Mayor Bill de Blasio also said he would also ban non-essential, city-funded travel to Indiana.Crain's New York Business contributed to this article.
  • Why Latino ‘leaders’ reject Ted Cruz

    03/31/2015 4:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 31, 2015 | Mike Gonzalez
    Ted Cruz’s official campaign isn’t even two weeks old, and already it’s done the nation a favor — by highlighting the duplicity of the “multicultural” left and what it is really after. Ever since Cruz announced his candidacy for president, “Latino leaders” have been stepping all over themselves to declare that not only does he not speak for Hispanics (something only they presumably do) but he’s not even a “legitimate” Hispanic. All of which serves to pull the curtain back on multiculturalism: Defined by liberals, it’s a concept that exists solely to advance liberal objectives. It’s not ancestry that makes...
  • Priest greeted by strangers discovers doppelganger neighbour

    03/31/2015 4:52:30 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 1, 2015 | Gregory Walton
    When retired priest Neil Richardson, 69, moved to Braintree, Essex he was constantly greeted by complete strangers who insisted on calling him John. Baffled by their persistence, Mr Richardson thought nothing of it until some time later the reason for the confusion became apparent. John Jemison, 74, a retired headteacher is the spitting image of Mr Richardson and lives just miles away. When the doppelgangers finally bumped into each other, they even discovered that they has attended the same college and had both worked as religious knowledge teachers. Mr Richardson, 69, said: "Complete strangers were coming up to me and...
  • Nostalgia for Iraq’s Saddam Hussein flowers on social media

    03/31/2015 4:51:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | March 31, 2015 | BY HANNAH ALLAM - MCCLATCHY
    On a recent Saturday evening, Ahmed al-Shabibi relaxed at a hookah café in England with other Iraqi friends – both Shiite and Sunni Muslims – when the conversation turned to the ongoing battle to reclaim the city of Tikrit from Islamic State jihadists. A Sunni in the group lamented Iranian interference in the fight and boasted that such meddling never would’ve occurred under the former Sunni dictator, Saddam Hussein. Al-Shabibi said he and the others agreed because, “Saddam, as you know, had a very interesting idea of security.” Nostalgia for Saddam is hardly new, but it appears to be reaching...
  • Central Student Govt U of MI live vote on Israel Divestiture

    03/31/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by taildragger · 10 replies
    The Michigan Daily ^ | March 31, 2015 | Anastassios Adamopoulos
    A few hours before Central Student Government is set to consider a divestment resolution during their weekly meeting, members of the campus group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality hung a banner from a window in Mason Hall, which read “The Deaths of These Children” and included a list of names. The list names children who have allegedly died amid the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. The banner says the deaths of these children were “sponsored by” companies such as the Boeing Company, Caterpillar Inc., G4S and United Technologies Corporation. SAFE, a Palestinian solidarity group, posted a photo of the...
  • Tomorrow at noon: Netanyahu and Boehner give statements to the press in Jerusalem (5am EDT)

    03/31/2015 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2:03 PM - 31 Mar 2015 | Barak Ravid
    Tomorrow at noon: Netanyahu and Boehner give statements to the press at the top of their meeting in Jerusalem. It will be interesting
  • Man meticulously documents affair with his secretary 1969-1970: Here are his records

    03/31/2015 4:48:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    dangerousminds.net ^ | march 30, 2015
    The story would be dull—clichéd even—without the voyeuristic thrill that comes with the intimate details: a married German businessman and his married secretary, Margret, have a brief affair from 1969 to 1970. Everything you see here came from a suitcase purchased at an estate auction 30 years after the affair, and it’s an utterly engrossing collection of artifacts. Not only did the unnamed businessman photograph the intimate moments before and after sex (including shots of dresses he bought for her—on the hanger, then on her, then on the bed), he kept keepsakes, including a lock of hair and an empty birth control...
  • ‘A Very, Very Good Day': Lakewood Girl Gets New Hand From 3-D Printer

    03/31/2015 4:36:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    ktla.com ^ | Melissa Pamer and Nerissa Knight,
    Faith’s left forearm and hand were amputated when she was 9 months old, according to Build It Workspace, where her new limb was printed in 24 hours. It took less than a month to design and plan for the hand, and the final pieces were printed Tuesday morning. The family was put in touch with Build It Workspace President Mark Lengsfeld through the Lucky Fin Project, a nonprofit devoted to children with different abilities related to their limbs. Lengsfeld authorized full use of the facility to make Faith’s hand. “It’s just an amazing opportunity to be here just to help...
  • Defeat of Arizona Common Core Repeal Bill Shows Grassroots’ Worst Enemy Is Establishment GOP

    03/31/2015 4:35:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/31/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Arizona Senate rejected a bill Monday that would have abolished the controversial Common Core standards in that state. Some Republicans joined with Democrats to defeat the bill, 16-13, a fact that underscores that while Democrats could be expected to vote in favor of keeping a federally-funded initiative like the Common Core, the worst enemy of the conservative base of the GOP is actually other Republicans.As the Associated Press notes, repeal measure HB 2190 earlier passed the Arizona state House and the Senate Education committee, but the full Senate rejected the bill as it did a similar proposal last month...
  • SCLC director calls on black families to arm themselves

    03/31/2015 4:31:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 31, 2015 | Christian Boone
    The Rev. Samuel Mosteller, photographed at a 2013 rally at the Georgia State Capitol, on Tuesday advocated African-American families arm themselves in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men.The head of the Georgia chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to promote nonviolent social change, on Tuesday advocated African-American families “exercise their Second Amendment rights” in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men. “You stand there, (police) shoot. You run, they shoot. We’re going to have to take a different tack,” Samuel Mosteller, longtime president of the Georgia SCLC,...