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  • "Hillary For President" Fundraiser Busted For Illegal Campaign Contributions

    04/18/2014 7:04:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/18/2014 | Tyler Durden
    If you listen carefully, you can hear the stampede of politicians distancing themselves from their once best-friend - Hotel magnate Sant Singh Chatwal - as AP reports, he plead guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it. Without the contributions "nobody will even talk to you," Chatwal said. "That's the only way to buy them, get into the system." Welcome to the ugly truth of American politik.  The FT details that Sant Singh Chatwal, chairman of Hampshire Hotels Management, pleaded guilty on Thursday...
  • UKRAINE: Bad News Good news

    04/18/2014 7:03:01 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    https://www.facebook.com/dmitry.tymchuk ^ | 4-18-2014 9 hours ago | Dmitry Tymchuk
    Dmitry Tymchuk (Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine) Brothers and sisters, Here’s the Summary for April 17, 2014. The bad news: 1. Putin has now stepped into the astral plane. We shouldn’t expect his return. Today his “straight line” – is a protocol of feverish delirium. Just take his story about eastern Ukraine as “New Russia with roots related to Russia” as an example. And his story that the Russian military in easterm Ukraine is nothing but “nonsense?” This Kremlin storyteller likewise prophesied while foaming at the mouth in March that there were no Russian troops in Crimea. And...
  • Hiding ObamaCare Data with the Complicity of the Census Bureau

    04/18/2014 7:00:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/18/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    In 2009, within the first few weeks of taking office President Obama, moved control of the Census Bureau from the office of the Commerce Secretary to the White House ahead of the 2010 Census. Republicans were irate, thinking it was an effort to politicize the 2010 headcount itself. Unfortunately, Republicans were thinking small. As the New York Times reveals, the Census Bureau “is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.”Not difficult. Virtually impossible: “The changes are...
  • "The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View"

    04/18/2014 6:56:08 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 2 replies
    Arizona Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 3, March 1965 ^ | March 1965 | C. Truman Davis, M.D.
    The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View C. Truman Davis, M.D., M.S., Arizona Medicine Vol. 22, No. 3, March 1965 In this paper, I shall discuss some of the physical aspects of the passion, or suffering, of Jesus Christ. We shall follow Him from Gethsemane through His trial, His scourging, His path along the Via Dolorosa, to His last dying hours on the cross. I became interested in this about a year ago when I read an account of the crucifixion in Jim Bishop's book, THE DAY CHRIST DIED. I suddenly realized that I had taken the...
  • British pensioners to be told how long they have to live so they can manage savings

    04/18/2014 6:55:55 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 9 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 18 April 2014 | Peter Dominiczak, The Telegraph
    Pensioners will be given estimates of how long they have left to live to help them manage their savings, a minister has disclosed. Steve Webb said that the Government wants to provide pensioners with a rough life expectancy when they reach retirement to allow them to make better financial decisions. Experts will take into account factors including gender, where a pensioner lives or whether they smoke, the pensions minister said. Life expectancy should be part of “guidance” given to help people decide how much to save. In last month’s Budget, George Osborne announced the scrapping of rules that force most...
  • Harry Reid: Cliven Bundy and supporters are ‘domestic terrorists’

    04/18/2014 6:53:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/18/2014 | Robby Soave
    While many have condemned the strong-arming and pseudo-military tactics of the Bureau of Labor Management in its standoff with Cliven Bundy, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, reserved his criticism for the Bundy family and their many supporters — which he labelled domestic terrorists.Reid’s comments came during a live interview with Steve Sebelius, a columnist for the Las Vegas Review Journal. Reporter Jon Ralston, who attended the event, tweeted Reid’s statements regarding the dispute between Bundy and the BLM: “What happened in Mesquite was domestic terrorism.” @SenatorReid— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) April 17, 2014 Reid was referring to the...
  • World’s largest airship set to take off with Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson at the helm

    04/18/2014 6:49:10 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 19 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | April 17, 2014 | Neil Tweedie
    ....“The technological problems with airships that have stopped them ruling the skies have been gradually ticked off,” says Mr. Durham, technical director of Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), which makes the Airlander.” Advances in materials, avionics and aerodynamic design mean that we have overcome the lion’s share of these obstacles. This craft is part airship, part aircraft and part hovercraft. We have taken the best aspects of each machine and combined them in one hyper-efficient vehicle. Let me tell you, this isn’t the Hindenburg.”... A future design called Airlander 50 will lift 50 tons of cargo, five times more than a...
  • Video: How removing one regulation created hundreds of jobs in Mississippi

    04/18/2014 6:48:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    So many businesses are just someone’s dream—to make an honest living, to serve the community something it’s missing, to use talents to their greatest potential. Every roadblock the government erects makes those dreams slightly less possible. And, those roadblocks aren’t tripping up the lavishly rich. In this case, an unnecessary regulation in Mississippi was keeping hundreds of working- and middle-class black women from making a living doing something their community wanted to pay them for— hairbraiding. One woman fought for seven years to change that. The result is pretty much the whole reason I believe what I believe.I’ve known this...
  • Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide

    04/18/2014 6:47:34 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04-18-2014 | Jungmin Jang
    The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on a ferry that capsized has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 268 missing alive. The Sewol, carrying 475 passengers and crew, capsized on Wednesday on a journey from the port of Incheon to the southern holiday island of Jeju. Kang Min-gyu, 52, had been missing since Thursday. He appeared to have hanged himself with his belt from a tree outside a gym in the port city of Jindo where relatives of the people missing on the ship, mostly...
  • Hillary Clinton praises 'incredibly brave' 19-year-old college student who came out as undocumented

    04/18/2014 6:47:27 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 17 April 2014 | UPDATED: 18 April 2014 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    (Hillary Clinton praises 'incredibly brave' 19-year-old college student who came out as undocumented immigrant for the first time at her event..) A 19-year-old college student announced for the first time Thursday that she was an undocumented immigrant while addressing Hillary Clinton at an event in New York City. Nova Bajamonti was picked to ask the former Secretary of State a question at a 'No Ceilings' event at the Lower Eastside Girls Club on Thursday. 'For the first time publicly, I want to say that I am an undocumented immigrant,' Ms Bajamonti said before tearing up. The unexpected announcement took many...
  • Lawyer who defended Calif. gay marriage ban plans daughter’s gay wedding

    04/18/2014 6:45:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/18/2014 | Robert Barnes
    The conservative lawyer who defended California’s ban on gay marriage at the Supreme Court is at work on another project: planning his daughter’s upcoming same-sex wedding ceremony. Charles J. Cooper, a former top official in the Reagan Justice Department and onetime “Republican lawyer of the year,” learned of his daughter’s sexual orientation during the legal battle over California’s Proposition 8, according to journalist Jo Becker’s soon-to-be-released book chronicling the movement to legalize same-sex marriage. Ashley Lininger became engaged to a woman identified in the book only as Casey just after the Supreme Court accepted the Proposition 8 case in December...
  • Labor supporting Media Matters not super-keen on SEIU unionizing its employees

    04/18/2014 6:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    One for the hypocrisy hall of fame: Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff.Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA’s staff through a Card Check election.A filing with the NLRB does not necessarily mean that the union and management are in direct confrontation. For example, although Volkswagen tacitly backed the United Auto Workers’ recent effort to organize its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, the company still...
  • Putin jokes Alaska too cold to annex

    04/18/2014 6:41:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday jokingly implied that Alaska wasn't worth reunifying with Russia because it was too cold. At a nearly four-hour, question-and-answer event, one submitted question for Putin asked if, following the annexation of Crimea, he had designs for the largest of the United States. “Are there any plans to annex Alaska to Russia? We would be very happy [about that],” said Faina Ivanovna, drawing laughter from the crowd. “What would you need Alaska for?” Putin said with a smile. “We are a northern country … 70 percent of our territory is in the north and far...
  • "On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ" JAMA Atticle

    04/18/2014 6:40:36 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 2 replies
    Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | March 21, 1986 | William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E. Hosmer, MS, AMI
    ABSTRACT: Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion his wrists were nailed to the patibulum, and after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post, (stipes) his feet were nailed to the stipes. The major pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly, death resulted primarily...
  • Syrian Christian Refugees Seek Return to Ancient Town After Government Recapture

    04/18/2014 6:38:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | April 18, 2014
    JNS.org - Syrian Christian refugees from the ancient town of Maaloula are seeking to return to their home after it was recaptured by Syrian government forces this week. “I would love to go back and celebrate Easter there, but it’s still a bit early,” said Fadi Mayal, a former Maaloula resident who currently lives in Damascus’s Christian quarter, Lebanon’s Daily Star reported. “There are still sleeper cells in Maaloula,” Mayal said, referring to jihadist groups in the area. Maaloula, located 56 kilometers from Damascus, is an ancient Christian town where many of the residents still speak Aramaic, the same language...
  • 'He Makes Stuff Up': Krauthammer Reacts After President Says ObamaCare Is 'Working'

    04/18/2014 6:34:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | April 18, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Special Report All-Star Panel weighed in after President Obama touted the success of ObamaCare in remarks at the White House, lashing out at Republican critics. “We now know that the number of Americans who’ve signed up for private insurance in the marketplaces has grown to eight million people. ... They said nobody would sign up. They were wrong about that. They said it would be unaffordable for the country. They were wrong about that," Obama said.
  • New York the latest state to sign compact to end electoral college

    04/18/2014 6:32:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2014 | Rick Moran
    Governor Cuomo has signed off on the National Popular Vote Compact, giving New York's 29 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. SILive: Count New York in. The Empire State has joined the National Popular Vote compact with legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. States that have signed on to the interstate agreement will award electoral votes for president to the candidate who receives the majority of the national popular vote. "With the passage of this legislation, New York is taking a bold step to fundamentally increase the strength and fairness of our nation's presidential elections,"...
  • If I Were the Devil

    If I were the devil…If I were the Prince of Darkness, I’d want to engulf the whole world in darkness, and I would know in the darkest recesses of my blackened heart that I have succeeded. I’ve subverted the churches, first with a campaign of whispers, then with an outright assault, using the crimes of a few to impugn the many, until I had convinced the masses that religion was corrupt, that its teachings were outdated, that its message was one of hatred and bigotry. With the wisdom of a serpent, I whispered to you as I whispered to Eve:...
  • Man the phones, send the letters!

    04/18/2014 6:31:54 AM PDT · by RedMDer · 14 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:55:37 PM | Jim Robinson
    Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we will ultimately find that these lawless unconstitutional, un-American, Marxist/fascist policies spring from the very top levels of our national government, and their high crimes and treason are aided and abetted by by many of our corrupt Democrat Senators and congressmen. Perhaps even some of our federal judges. Heads need to roll. Man the phones, send the letters! Racketeering, bribery, corruption, high crimes and treason!! Time to impeach, recall, expel, vote out, remove, indict (on RICO charges, try, convict and incarcerate!!
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, April 18, 2014 - Cross

    04/18/2014 6:29:08 AM PDT · by tioga · 13 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. CrossNoun 1. a. An upright post with a transverse piece near the top, on which condemned persons were executed in ancient times. b. often Cross The upright post with a transverse piece upon which Jesus was crucified. c. A crucifix. d. Any of various modifications of the cross design, such as a Latin cross or Maltese cross. e. A medal, emblem, or insignia in the form of a cross. 2. The Christian religion;...
  • Labor Fascism in Chattanooga: UAW refuses to take the Volkswagen workers' "no" for an answer.

    04/18/2014 6:28:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    As the labor movement tells the story, two months ago, the silly, ungrateful Volkswagen factory workers in Tennessee foolishly rejected the generous invitation of the company and the United Auto Workers to welcome the Detroit-killing union with open arms. In an election supervised by the federal National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the workers in VW's Chattanooga plant rejected UAW representation by a vote of 712 to 626. Amazingly, the UAW and the automaker both refuse to take the workers' "no" for an answer. The two sides are acting in unison to overturn the democratically expressed will of the workers. Nullifying...
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 6:28:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress. According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehner told donors at a Las Vegas fundraiser in March that he was "hellbent on getting this done this year." After he met with President Barack Obama at the White House in February, Boehner said...
  • Sheriff Mack: federal snipers at Bundy ranch are mercenaries, hit men

    04/18/2014 6:26:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    DC clothesline ^ | Apr 18, 2014
    Sheriff Mack: federal snipers at Bundy ranch are mercenaries, hit men Posted on April 18, 2014 by Dr. Eowyn BLM-snipers-outside-of-Bundy-Ranch In an interview with TPN’s Dylan Scott Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Richard Mack, former Arizona county sheriff and founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), said: “One of our CSPOA members who was there earlier and got there before I did was phoning me and telling me that they were going to be killed. The federal snipers, several of them — I don’t know if you know this — but they were paid mercenaries. They’re contractors. They’re...
  • We're Coming for You, John Boehner

    04/18/2014 6:26:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Richard Viguerie
    I've been a GOP insurgent for 50 years. And I'm not done yet. he GOP has been hijacked. That’s right, hijacked. Over the past 100 years, an elite progressive minority has taken the Republican Party far afield from its conservative platform and the interests and values of its grassroots conservative base. I’ll admit that, in the aftermath of the disappointments of the 2012 elections, conservatives like me are angry. We are angry at being blamed for Mitt Romney’s defeat, when we argued from the beginning that he was a Big Government establishment politician and that if he ran a content-free...
  • Concord Hymn

    04/18/2014 6:25:11 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 2 replies
    Various ^ | April 19, 1836 | Ralph Waldo Emerson
    CONCORD HYMN ("Hymn: Sung at the Completion of the Concord Monument, April 19, 1836") ~Ralph Waldo Emerson By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps. On this green bank, by this soft stream, We set today a votive stone; That memory may their deed redeem, When, like our sires, our sons are gone....
  • Jesus Had a Wife, and I’ve Met Her: We don’t need a papyrus scrap to tell us He was married.

    04/18/2014 6:24:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/18/2014 | Fr. Stephen Grunow
    Did Jesus have a wife? According to Karen L. King, an academic from Harvard, the answer might exist in the fragment of an ancient Coptic manuscript. On this slip of papyrus, Jesus is quoted as saying “my wife,” and because of that, King notes, “this fragment seems to be the first case where we have a married Jesus who appears to be affirming that women who are mothers and wives can be his disciples.” This story broke in 2012 and was immediately qualified by protests from other academics, who claimed the textual fragment King cited was likely a forgery. These...
  • The United States of SWAT? Military-style gov't units wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens.

    04/18/2014 6:21:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/18/2014 | John Fund
    Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle’s grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy’s ranch. They shouldn’t have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions. It’s not controversial that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Prisons have them. But what about the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office...
  • UKRAINE: Russian special forces blocked a convoy of Ukrainian law-enforcers

    04/18/2014 6:21:37 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    tymchuk ^ | 04-18-2014 | Dmitry. Tymchuk
    According to the information of the resistance, today, 17 April, Druzhkovka, Donetsk region, the extremists and the Russian special forces blocked a convoy of Ukrainian law-enforcers. In particular, the Group of the Ukrainian security services, peredvigavšaâsâ convoy, at 22.30 was stopped by traffic police and blocked a group of extremists of up to 500 people. As emissaries of the Informational resistance ", were in this group and the Russian military personnel. The unit was headed by Russian officer-notorious IGOR STRELKOV, who introduced himself as "Colonel of the ARMED FORCES of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION of the "special group"-"Crimea". Other members of...
  • Deschytsia [Ukraine FM]: Agreements on protesters vacating streets and squares do not concern Maidan

    04/18/2014 6:21:02 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 4 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 19 April, 2014 | Interfax-Ukraine
    The agreements reached between Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union in Geneva on the vacation of roads, streets and squares in Ukraine do not concern the protesters on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in Kyiv, Acting Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deschytsia has said.
  • The Zealots Win Again: The Left Uses Full Disclosure Rules to Suppress Free Expression

    04/18/2014 6:19:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/18/2014 | Charles Krauthhammer
    <p>The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit.</p> <p>On the one hand, of course money is speech. For most citizens, contributing to politicians or causes is the most effective way to augment and amplify speech with which they agree. The most disdainful dismissers of this argument are editorialists and incumbent politicians who — surprise! — already enjoy access to vast audiences and don’t particularly like their monopoly being invaded by the unwashed masses or the self-made plutocrat.</p>
  • Advice to Democrats: Don't say "recovery"

    04/18/2014 6:18:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/18/14 | David Espo
    Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.... Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican assertion that the Obama administration has had six years to get the economy moving and its policies haven't worked.
  • Obama's Plan: Taxes, Spending And Debt

    04/18/2014 6:17:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    IBD ^ | 04/18/2014
    Remember President Obama's vow that, if re-elected, he'd pursue "balanced" deficit reduction? Either he forgot, or he hopes voters have, because a new report shows his latest budget is entirely unbalanced. When Obama released his budget this March, he said it included "smart spending cuts" and closed "tax loopholes" that benefit only "the wealthiest Americans." Obama added that his budget would put "our debt on a downward path as a share of our total economy, which independent experts have set as a critical target for fiscal responsibility." As with just about everything Obama says, none of these claims turns out...
  • Snitchgate — Sharpton Is Still Lying

    04/18/2014 6:16:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 18, 2014 | Larry Elder
    If the Rev. Al Sharpton, the bigoted, anti-Semitic, non-tax paying race-hustling poverty pimp, had any credibility left, it just vanished. The beneficiary of a lifetime of passes from our race-conscious mainscream media, Sharpton ran into an outlet not afraid of him — The Smoking Gun. They obtained material that exposed Sharpton as an FBI “informant.” Sharpton, of course, denies that this constitutes “snitching.” No, he says he “volunteered” to “cooperate” with the FBI — and for the most honorable of motives. Why would the government-hating “civil rights” leader cooperate with the feds? Sharpton told Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning...
  • Colourful Holy Week carpet made entirely of sawdust and flowers declared a World Record..

    04/18/2014 6:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Sarah Gordon
    They are the colourful carpets used to coat the streets of Guatemala's cities during their iconic Easter Holy Week processions. And this year the strongly Catholic country has a new reason to celebrate - it has been recognised by Guinness World Records for producing the longest sawdust carpet in the world. Using 5,000 volunteers to create it, as well as 54 tonnes of sawdust, the record-breaking carpet measure a whopping 6,600ft - more than 2,000ft longer than the previous record holder.
  • Pope breaks rules as he washes feet of disabled people in pre-Easter ritual

    04/18/2014 6:15:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 18, 2014 | CBSNews.com
    ROME - Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday - women and non-Catholics among them - in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave."
  • The Disappearance of US Will

    04/18/2014 6:15:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 18, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    The most terrifying aspect of the collapse of US power worldwide is the US’s indifferent response to it. In Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East and beyond, America’s most dangerous foes are engaging in aggression and brinkmanship unseen in decades. As Gordon Chang noted at a symposium in Los Angeles last month hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, since President Barack Obama entered office in 2009, the Chinese have responded to his overtures of goodwill and appeasement with intensified aggression against the US’s Asian allies and against US warships. In 2012, China seized the Scarborough Shoal from the...
  • Anti-Semitic Violence, Neo-Nazis and the Anti-Israel Left

    04/18/2014 6:14:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 18, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Anti-Semitic Violence, Neo-Nazis and the Anti-Israel LeftPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 18, 2014 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments The Nation Institute’s headquarters in a classic twelve story building just off Manhattan’s pricey Union Square is a long way from Frazier Glenn Miller’s digs in Marionville, Missouri.The Southern Poverty Law Center, which spent a great deal of time monitoring Miller, would never have thought to watch an institute whose board of trustees include a former New York Times editor, a music industry executive and a president of the Center for Constitutional Rights.They would be even...
  • 'Homeless' man evicted from heat-equipped spot inside the Manhattan Bridge by NYPD

    04/18/2014 6:12:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono
    upi ^ | April 17, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    NEW YORK, A homeless man in New York City was evicted from a spot he had made for himself inside the Manhattan Bridge by NYPD cops on Thursday. When he was given the boot, “Joe” was forced to leave behind Chinese cookies, a gas heater, hot sauce and beer. The raid on Joe’s lair was conducted when a city worker used bolt cutters to remove a red bicycle lock from the wooden shelter while 12 officers looked on. When cops yelled “Police department, Police department,” they got no response, so Emergency Service Unit officers began using a saw on the...
  • ..Centipede EATS its way out viper's stomach

    04/18/2014 6:08:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Sally Lee
    Freedom was so close, yet so far for this centipede. After being swallowed whole by a snake, it made one last desperate attempt to escape by eating its way out of her stomach. Researchers found the dead nose-horned female viper with its prey exploding from its side during a field study in Macedonia on May 14 last year. Both creatures were dead.
  • US releases $450 million in frozen Iran funds

    04/18/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Move comes after UN watchdog finds that Islamic Republic complied with terms of international nuclear deal
  • What's Wrong with the Right

    04/18/2014 5:55:02 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    National Review Online took another gratuitous shot at me Thursday in an article defending Ayaan Hirsi Ali, saying: “Hirsi Ali is no Pamela Geller. On the contrary, for her whole life, Hirsi Ali has used anger as a catalyst to great good.” Is it necessary to smear me in order to defend Hirsi Ali? And this is not the first time that NRO has allowed insults and defamation against me and other freedom fighters to run unedited. I hardly know why. But I do know that NRO has no guts, no spine, and no conviction.
  • Jews cast doubt on origin of anti-Semitic flyers in Donetsk

    04/18/2014 5:47:58 AM PDT · by McGruff · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/18/2014 | SAM SOKOL
    Leaflets calling on Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk to register themselves with pro-Russian separatists may not be the work of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Jewish groups have said. According to the World Jewish Congress, 17,000 Jews live in the city. The leaflets were handed out by several Balaclava clad men carrying a Russian flag earlier this week as well as being found plastered to buildings near a synagogue. They ordered all Jews aged 16 and older to register with the separatists, pay a $50 fee and report all motor vehicles and real estate in their possession....
  • Rand Paul Hates Mitch McConnell So Much That He Is Refusing to Publicly Support Him

    04/18/2014 5:47:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    politicsusa.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Jason Easley
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) hates Sen. Mitch McConnnell so much that when a constituent asked him why he supports McConnell’s reelection campaign, Paul refused to answer and told the questioner to talk to him privately. According to the Glasgow Daily Times: After addressing about 30 people who turned out to hear him, the senator opened the floor for questions. One constituent asked him why he came out in support of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville. Paul declined to answer the question publicly, saying he would speak with her in private and explain his reason for supporting the senior senator. The answer...
  • These Russians are bush league

    04/18/2014 5:44:50 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    CulpepperTimes.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Blaine Pardoe
    The recent Soviet-er, um, Russian annexation of the Crimea got me reflecting back on my youth. I'm a child of the 1970s and 80s. I'm not ashamed of that either. As I have grown older, I feel that the younger generations have grown soft, complacent, lazy, and unworthy of our 1980s legacy. Ironically our parents felt the same way about us (of course, we proved them wrong.) We had vinyl albums, not because they sounded retro but because that was all we had. Not to brag, but those of us alive in that period - we rocked. Literally. Our music...
  • In Massachusetts, Justina Pelletier "Treated Worse Than A Terrorist"

    04/18/2014 5:44:42 AM PDT · by suspects · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 18, 2014 | Michael Graham
    There is a young person held captive in Massachusetts today who is not allowed to participate in religious ceremonies, or visit family without government agents watching. No, it’s not accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It’s 15-year-old mitochondrial disease patient and nonterrorist Justina Pelletier. U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole Jr. ruled Wednesday that the now-20-year-old charged with four deaths and injuring more than 260 people should be able to see his sisters without an FBI agent present. The feds can appeal, but he says their case would have to be “pretty convincing.” “Can you believe it?” That was Jennifer...
  • Time Bombs in Democratic Coalition

    04/18/2014 5:38:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The Republican Party is roiling with internal conflicts, say the analysts. The tea party is confronting the establishment. The noninterventionists are at war (forgive the expression) with the interventionists. The libertarians would like the party to endorse same-sex marriage. Fair enough. These conflicts will play out during the primaries in 2016, and we'll discover whether they are serious fault lines or merely squabbles. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party, supposedly the firm fortress of the middle class, minorities and women, is actually showing some internal stresses as well. Little fissures are snaking through the crust, perhaps reflecting tectonic movement beneath. The...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    04/18/2014 5:38:39 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 27 replies
    One Easter a priest and a taxi driver both died and went to heaven. St. Peter was at the Pearly gates waiting for them.'Come with me,' said St. Peter to the taxi driver.The taxi driver did as he was told and followed St Peter to a mansion. It had everything you could imagine from a bowling alley to an Olympic size pool.'Oh my word, thank you,' said the taxi driver.Next, St. Peter led the priest to a rough old shack with a bunk bed and a little old television set.'Wait, I think you are a little mixed up,' said the...
  • We're Coming for You, John Boehner

    04/18/2014 5:36:16 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 7 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 04/17/2014 | RICHARD A. VIGUERIE
    The GOP has been hijacked. That’s right, hijacked. Over the past 100 years, an elite progressive minority has taken the Republican Party far afield from its conservative platform and the interests and values of its grassroots conservative base. I’ll admit that, in the aftermath of the disappointments of the 2012 elections, conservatives like me are angry. We are angry at being blamed for Mitt Romney’s defeat, when we argued from the beginning that he was a Big Government establishment politician and that if he ran a content-free campaign, he would lose. We are angry at the disrespect shown to limited-government...
  • Chicago’s Vanishing Middle Class

    04/18/2014 5:34:35 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | April 16 | AARON M. RENN
    This is the Democratic Party’s new top-bottom coalition, one in which the traditional middle class—white ethnics, blue-collar manufacturing and trade workers, small business owners, and others—has no part. These “left-outs” are the urban equivalents of Reagan Democrats. Their instinct to vote Democratic may remain, but the economic interests that once bound them to the party have largely disappeared, leaving them politically unaffiliated. They are open to voting for a compelling Republican, such as Rudolph Giuliani—particularly if the city in which they live appears to be spiraling downward. In other words, these independent-minded, urban middle classes are quintessential swing voters. They...
  • Hillary Book to Be Called 'Hard Choices'

    04/18/2014 5:31:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Hillary Book to Be Called 'Hard Choices' Daniel Halper April 18, 2014 7:14 AM The title of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's new book will be Hard Choices, Simon and Shuster announced this morning: "HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON’S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES, AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA’S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE," reads a description of the book by the publisher. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at...