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  • Amazing Sand Art on Ukraine's Got talent - Kseniya Simonova

    07/22/2014 12:38:46 PM PDT · by EBH · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2012 | Kseniya Simonova
    Reading all of today's headlines here on Free Republic, brought to mind this artist. No I have no idea what the words mean, but the Art speaks for itself. Youtube video so click through to watch
  • Travelers will start paying higher TSA Fees...paydown deficit

    07/18/2014 5:48:40 AM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 7/18/2014 | Alison Grant
    Congress estimated the new system would result in TSA fees of $36.5 billion over the next 10 years, a $16.9 billion jump from the current system. The Treasury will take $12.63 billion of the new collections for the general fund, with the rest going to offset TSA costs. "I think we've created another black hole to throw our money into," said Anthony DeMarco, a sports TV director from Columbus who flies 200 to 250 segments per year and says he has logged 2 million "butt in seat" miles. Robert Erzen of Westlake, a retiree and overseas leisure traveler, said the...
  • Banish the Playdate

    07/17/2014 6:00:58 AM PDT · by EBH · 34 replies
    DadNCharge ^ | 7/17/2014 | Chris Bernholdt
    When I was a kid and I wanted to play with my friends, I would call them up on the rotary phone. If I was lucky enough to get the push button phone, if my older brothers weren't on it, I would call them in succession running down a list of my go-to guys. "Brian, this is Chris, can you play?" He'd check with his mom or dad and come back on the phone or I'd hear the entire thing as if I was there "MOOOOOMMMM! CAN CHRIS COME OVER?" After confirmation, I'd jump on my bike and head to...
  • Google Is Being Forced To Censor The History Of Merrill Lynch — And That Should Terrify You

    07/03/2014 7:10:15 AM PDT · by EBH · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/3/2014 | Jim Edwards
    The European Union's new law giving people a "right to be forgotten," which requires Google to remove links to information about them, is having exactly the effect its critics predicted: It is censoring the internet, giving new tools that help the rich and powerful (and ordinary folk) hide negative information about them, and letting criminals make their histories disappear. Exhibit A: Google was required to delete a link to this BBC article about Stan O'Neal, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch. O'Neal led the bank in the mid-2000s, a period when it became dangerously over-exposed to the looming mortgage crisis....
  • Arlington officer praised for helping pit bull

    06/28/2014 4:23:52 PM PDT · by EBH · 10 replies
    Fox Arlington ^ | 6/27/2014
    <p>ARLINGTON, Texas - An officer in Arlington is getting some praise for helping a lost pit bull that alarmed residents.</p> <p>A post about the incident on the Arlington Police Department's Facebook page has more than 2 million views and thousands of likes.</p>
  • Are We Willing to Die for the Mass?

    06/19/2014 6:04:16 AM PDT · by EBH · 21 replies
    CNA ^ | 6/18/14 | Chris Stefanick
    In a brief, two-and-a-half minute YouTube video entitled “Mass”, the well-known Catholic public speaker paints a powerful picture of what a privilege it is to attend Mass in freedom and how this can be so easily taken for granted. On one hand, Stefanick recalls a recent text from a friend of his in Irag: “Please pray for our church, where all the people are held captive by terrorists.” A few hours later, another text followed: “Lord have mercy.” Shortly thereafter, everyone in that Catholic Church – men, women and children – were gunned down and killed. On the other hand,...
  • ISIS, Are We Witnessing One of the Women of Revelations? (Vanity)

    06/17/2014 5:46:27 AM PDT · by EBH · 51 replies
    Who is ISIS or Isis? Quite a coincidence is this acronym. During the Egyptian Spring I drew many conclusions that indicated the muslims of this southern kingdom would play an important role in the nearing end times. I submit to this group that the many interpretations of just who the Great Harlot or Whore are may be grossly incorrect and we have been looking in the wrong places. It is not America, nor is it Rome or the Catholic Church. But this harlot who is clothed in red & purple, riding the beast is the caliphate we see forming in...
  • Iraq: ISIS guerilla’s have U.S. Stinger’s, Spec Ops enroute

    06/16/2014 6:17:52 PM PDT · by EBH · 46 replies
    Seano.org ^ | 6/16/2014 | SEANO
    In only a scene from a bad movie, The Pentagon has now stated that the violent ISIS Sunni guerilla insurgency that is destroying Iraq-have captured American made, advanced Stinger Missiles from abandoned U.S. military bases. President Obama hastily withdrew U.S. forces from Iraq in a move even former UK prime minister Tony Blair is now blasting. The missiles, ‘most likely captured in overrun abandoned military bases’, have the capability to shoot down military aircraft, defeat chaff counter measures, and can easily take down a passenger jetliner. Maj. Gen. Bob Scales (ret.) tells Fox News it may be as many as...
  • Bill Maher and not understanding either faith or the Bible

    06/16/2014 5:45:16 PM PDT · by EBH · 7 replies
    CNA ^ | 6/16/2014 | Father Robert Barron
    don’t know what possesses me to watch “Real Time With Bill Maher,” for Maher is, without a doubt, the most annoying anti-religionist on the scene today. Though his show is purportedly about politics, it almost invariably includes some attack on religion, especially Christianity. Even during a recent interview with former President Jimmy Carter, whom Maher very much admires, the host managed to get in a sharp attack on Carter’s faith. Just last week, his program included a brief conversation with Ralph Reed, the articulate gentleman who used to run the Christian Coalition and who is now a lobbyist and activist...
  • For ISIS, Iraq's Spoils Could Tip Balance in Eastern Syria

    06/16/2014 12:10:43 PM PDT · by EBH · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/14/2014 | KAREN LEIGH, Syria Deeply
    On Wednesday, images surfaced of militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) driving U.S.-made humvees across the Iraqi border, into the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. If real, the photos prove that the border between Iraq and Syria is now an open road for ISIS fighters hoping to establish a Sunni caliphate in the region. To the leaders of the extremist group, the battles in Iraq and Syria are part of a single, broader fight. Analysts say the financial and strategic spoils of ISIS's capture of Mosul and Tikrit could provide a significant, nearly unstoppable boon to...
  • Syria pounds ISIL bases in coordination with Iraq: NGO

    06/16/2014 12:06:06 PM PDT · by EBH · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 6/15/2014
    Beirut (AFP) - Syria's army has been pounding for 24 hours major bases of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in coordination with the Baghdad government, a monitor said Sunday. The strikes against ISIL -- which has spearheaded a week-long jihadist offensive in Iraq -- have been more intense than ever, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "The regime air force has been pounding ISIL's bases, including those in the northern province of Raqa and Hasakeh in the northeast," which borders Iraq, said the Britain-based group. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad was responding to the fact...
  • Chart of the Week: Is food too cheap for our own good?

    05/26/2014 6:09:15 AM PDT · by EBH · 52 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 5/23/2014 | Drew DeSilver
    As you scarf down burgers and potato salad this long Memorial Day weekend, consider this: Americans have the cheapest food in history, and that unprecedented abundance is largely responsible for why we’re so fat. According to a new article in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Americans in the 1930s spent a quarter of their disposable income on food. That share has fallen steadily through the decades, to the point where today less than 10% of Americans’ disposable dollars go for food. (That varies across income groups, of course: The poorest 20% of Americans still spend about a third of...
  • Ordination of 6 women in Cleveland comes 20 years after pope affirmed ban

    05/25/2014 8:01:29 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 5/22/2014 | Tom Feran
    "I don't accept the verdict that I am excommunicated," said Mary Collingwood of Boston Heights, who will be ordained a "servant priest," as she put it, by Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan of Sarasota, Florida. "The men made that rule, and a man-made rule can be changed -- especially if it's unjust. "I align myself with the belief that I am part of the people of God," she said, noting that saints from Joan of Arc to the Australian nun Mary MacKillop, canonized in 2010, once were declared excommunicated. Susan Guzik of Eastlake, who will be ordained as a deacon, said...
  • Catholic school morality contract is unChristian:

    05/25/2014 7:56:18 AM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 5/24/2014 | Regina Brett
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Last week I asked the question posted on billboards all over Cincinnati: "Would Pope Francis sign the new Catholic teacher contract?" I heard from hundreds of readers who wish they knew the answer. Bishop Richard Lennon and the Diocese of Cleveland want teachers at Catholic elementary schools to sign a "morality" clause that bans "public support of positions contrary to Roman Catholic teaching." That includes euthanasia, assisted suicide, embryonic stem cell research, in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination and "so-called homosexual or same-sex marriage or unions..." That teacher would like to see this addendum to the contract: Role...
  • PetSmart, PetCo to stop selling pet treats made in China

    05/21/2014 6:53:21 PM PDT · by EBH · 45 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/21/2014
    PetSmart is the latest major pet food retailer to say it will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China because of ongoing fears that they are making pets sick. The company plans to have the treats off all of its store shelves by March 2015. "This is something we've been working toward for some time, and feel it's the right thing to do for pets and our customers," said PetSmart spokeswoman Erin Gray. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration haven't been able to prove that treats made in China are making pets ill. But since 2007,...
  • Vatican Grilled Again By UN; This Time On Sex Abuse As Torture

    05/05/2014 2:52:16 PM PDT · by EBH · 2 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 5/5/2014 | John Heilprin
    At the Holy See's first appearance before the committee, experts mainly peppered the Vatican with tough questions to be answered Tuesday. For instance, they asked why the report on its implementation of the treaty was almost a decade late, and why the Vatican believes its responsibility for protecting against torture only applies within tiny Vatican City, a nation of less than 1,000 inhabitants. "I wonder if you could tell us how you ensure that the criminal prohibition against torture in Vatican City covers all individuals for whom the Holy See has jurisdiction," asked committee member Felice Gaer. Experts said a...
  • UN's 'Torture' Slam of Catholic Church's Abortion Dogma;

    05/05/2014 2:43:38 PM PDT · by EBH · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/5/2014 | Matthew Balan
    John Heilprin of the Associated Press played up how the Catholic Church supposedly "sought to limit its responsibility for the global priest sex abuse scandal" in front of a United Nations committee on torture. Heilprin repeatedly underlined how the Holy See underwent a "grilling" by the UN panel for allegedly violating an "international treaty against torture and inhuman treatment" in its handling of the scandal. However, the correspondent glossed over the committee's ideologically-tinged slam of the Church's longstanding stance against abortion, which it labeled "psychological torture." By contrast, Reuters' Philip Pullella and Stephanie Nebehay mentioned this attack near the end...
  • Obama's Red Guard

    04/30/2014 5:56:24 AM PDT · by EBH · 32 replies
    4/30/2014 | EBH
    When Chairman Mao was failing and about to lose his government, he initiated the Great Cultural Revolution. The documentary, Morning Sun, describes this as a Revolution on the revolution. I believe we are witnessing the "revolution" in America less than 60 years later. Yesterday's events have struck a disturbing cord within my heart and soul. While the meme is what happened to Sterling was right and just...while I still have the ability to speak freely regarding the matter, I shall raise my voice to question this idea of "social justice," as we witnessed it applied yesterday. What happened to our...
  • 3-alarm fire rips through historic downtown Garrettsville (OH)

    03/22/2014 4:32:44 PM PDT · by EBH · 9 replies
    NewsNet5 ^ | 3/22/14 | Dena Greer, Veronica McGraw
    GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio - Firefighters are battling a massive 3-alarm blaze in the Village of Garrettsville. Flames swept throughout Garrettsville’s historic downtown buildings and businesses on Route 82 (Main Street), just east of the Route 88 intersection, around 1:15 p.m. Saturday. The blaze is not under control, but spreading. Buildings from the 1800's are a total loss. Sources tell NewsChannel 5 that water is being pulled from the Silver Creek River to help battle the massive fire. A person witnessing the blaze said that it feels like the whole downtown portion of the village is on fire. Auburn, Aurora, Bainbridge, Boardman,...
  • ST PATRICK, BISHOP, CONFESSOR, APOSTLE OF IRELAND—A.D. 464

    03/17/2014 4:23:52 AM PDT · by EBH · 3 replies
    ST PATRICK, BISHOP, CONFESSOR, APOSTLE OF IRELAND—A.D. 464 Feast: March 17 The Irish have many lives of their great apostle, whereof the two principal are, that compiled by Jocelin, a Cistercian monk, in the twelfth century who quotes four lives written by disciples of the saint; and that by Probus, who, according to Bollandus, lived in the seventh century. But in both are intermixed several injudicious popular reports. We, with Tillemont, chiefly confine ourselves to the saint's own writings, his Confession, and his letter to Corotic, which that judicious critic doubts not to be genuine. The style in both is...
  • Animal Planet’s Jackson Galaxy speaks out on behalf of attack cat

    03/12/2014 12:16:31 PM PDT · by EBH · 24 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 3/12/2014 | Monique Balas
    He acknowledges that he hasn’t visited the Palmer home but he deals with aggressive cats on a near-daily basis. “If you watch my show, you know that within five minutes, the human component is really identified,” Galaxy said during a phone interview. “We realize this behavior doesn’t occur in a vacuum. That’s really the important thing, is that there’s always a context.” Lux may have scratched a 7-month-old boy, but the attack began after the boy pulled his tail. When he reacted by scratching the child, owner Lee Palmer kicked the cat. It was at that point that Lux “went...
  • Supreme Court Skeptical of EPA’s Greenhouse Limit Approach

    03/12/2014 12:06:28 PM PDT · by EBH · 1 replies
    Stateline ^ | 2/24/2014 | Jake Grovum
    Specifically, those challenging the EPA say it is reading too broadly its authority to regulate greenhouse gases, carrying over limits from vehicle transmissions and applying them to stationary sources such as power plants. They also say the EPA is picking and choosing which parts of the law to enforce by establishing a permitting scheme for greenhouse gas emitters, because its threshold for when those regulations take effect is above the law’s limits. The government argues a lower limit would potentially ensnare millions of buildings nationwide beyond the intent of the regulations, including public schools and some apartment buildings. It argues...
  • Ted Cruz: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is Taking a Page Out of the Castro Playbook

    02/22/2014 10:03:14 AM PST · by EBH · 4 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | 2/22/2014 | Matthew Burke
    In the face of the massive violence taking place in Venezuela, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, in a statement released today, sharply criticized Venezuela President and hand-picked successor to Marxist Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Maduro as using strongman tactics similar to Cuban communist tyrant Fidel Castro: “As opposition protests drag into their second week in Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro is taking a page out of the Castro playbook to violently oppress Venezuelans who are demanding an end to his disastrous rule. Activists have been detained and abused, and even shot dead in the streets.” Cruz went onto call out Maduro for arresting...
  • Venezuela's Maduro wants talks with Obama

    02/22/2014 9:50:16 AM PST · by EBH · 23 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/21/2014 | Karl Penhaul, Esprit Smith and Chelsea J. Carter,
    "I call for a dialogue with you, Obama," Maduro said. "You can designate (U.S. Secretary of State John) Kerry or whoever you want to come to this dialogue and I will send my foreign minister ... for this high-level meeting." At the same time, Maduro accused Obama of failing to live up to a commitment not to "interfere with Venezuelan affairs." "What you have said has not been carried out," he said. The United States and Venezuela have not had resident ambassadors since 2010, although they have maintained diplomatic missions and active embassies. Maduro's call to exchange ambassadors comes after...
  • Venezuela threatens to expel CNN over protest coverage

    02/21/2014 3:52:31 AM PST · by EBH · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/20/2014
    A spokeswoman for the US network, only available on cable in Venezuela, told the BBC it did not have any immediate comments about Mr Maduro's comments. Last week, the government removed Colombian TV news channel NTN24 from channels offered by Venezuelan cable operators. The government has been highly critical of international media coverage, while protesters say they are concerned with a lack of media freedom, says the BBC's correspondent in Caracas, Irene Caselli. Mr Maduro also ordered the expulsion of three US diplomats this week. US President Barack Obama said the Venezuelan government should address "legitimate grievances" of the country...
  • Cuban-Americans: Castros Can't Survive Without Venezuelan Oil

    02/21/2014 3:48:04 AM PST · by EBH · 8 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 2/20/2014 | David Patten
    They tell Newsmax that Cuban dictators Raul and Fidel Castro are desperate to avert a disruption in the massive shipments of oil that their destitute nation receives daily as a gift from their socialist comrades in Venezuela. The value of the more than 100,000 barrels a day Havana receives has been estimated at over $5 billion annually. On Thursday, former U.S. ambassador to Venezuela Otto Reich told "America’s Forum" host John Bachman in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that the unrest in Venezuela "absolutely" can spread to Cuba, if those vital oil subsidies are interrupted. "The person who agrees with...
  • Venezuelan beauty queen Genesis Carmona, 22, fatally shot in head during protest

    02/21/2014 3:44:47 AM PST · by EBH · 22 replies
    New York Daily ^ | 2/19/2014 | Nina Golgowski
    Genesis Carmona, who served as her state's 2013 Miss Turismo, was shot in the head in the city of Valencia Tuesday. The 22-year-old died Wednesday afternoon, marking the fifth fatality during the country's ongoing political turmoil. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/venezuelan-beauty-quee-fatally-shot-head-protest-article-1.1620304#ixzz2txL245RC
  • Boehner Blames Trust Gap With Obama For Immigration Stalemate

    02/07/2014 11:09:45 AM PST · by EBH · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/6/2014 | John Parkinson, Mary Bruce
    “One of the biggest obstacles we face is the one of trust,” Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters at a news conference Thursday. “There’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws and it’s going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes.” Illustrating that distrust, Boehner pointed to Obama’s unilateral moves to change the timeline for implementing the new health care law and the president’s widely publicized intent to circumvent Congress on several other issues through executive orders. “I never underestimated the difficulty in moving forward this year [on immigration reform] and the...
  • Huge See, I Told You So from 2008: Democrats Try To Take Your 401(k)

    01/30/2014 5:00:06 AM PST · by EBH · 63 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/1/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, now, that's fascinating you mention that, because that's the next item up in my Stack of Stuff and I talked about this weeks ago, maybe even months ago when Tom "Dung Heap" Harken proposed this. Now, before you condition Alicia, let me refer to what she's talking about. It's Mark Hemingway in the Washington Examiner: " Will the government outlaw your 401(k) plan? It seems like an absurd possibility, yet earlier this month two Democratic senators, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., held a hearing on Capitol Hill exploring the possibility of doing exactly that....
  • Fed in focus after emerging market mauling

    01/26/2014 12:11:55 PM PST · by EBH · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/26/2014 | Philip Blenkinsop
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve will take center stage in the week ahead with a widely expected cut to its bond-buying stimulus, responding to an improving U.S. economy but also helping fuel a dramatic emerging market sell-off. Argentina, Turkey and Ukraine felt the full force last week of a global flight from developing world assets as investors grew concerned about slower growth in China and U.S. monetary tightening, as well as the countries' own problems. Fed policymakers are expected to confirm the tightening trend during their Jan 28-29 meeting, notably also for being Ben Bernanke's last as chairman...
  • China's Great Wall of Credit Begins to Crumble

    01/26/2014 5:33:57 AM PST · by EBH · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/25/2014
    China’s credit-fueled bubble economy is falling to pieces before our very eyes. Between 2008 and 2013, China’s credit market increased from $9 trillion to an incredible $23 trillion. To give this number some perspective, China’s GDP is a little over $7 trillion. So China today has a credit market well north of 300% of its GDP. There is simply no other way to view this than as a bubble. Indeed, we see all of the clear signs of a bubble in the real estate markets today with countless ghost cities, massive empty malls, and other excess capacity. What’s truly stunning...
  • Thousands of Potentially Harmful Natural Gas Leaks Found in Washington, D.C.

    01/25/2014 4:05:59 PM PST · by EBH · 29 replies
    ERC ^ | 1/20/2014
    High levels of natural gas are escaping from the aging pipes beneath the streets of the nation’s capital, creating potentially harmful concentrations in some locations, a new study has found. Natural gas leaks pose explosion risks, health concerns, and contribute to climate change. The paper, which appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, also provides information that could help companies justify additional financial incentives for fixing leaks quickly. Robert Jackson and colleagues note that natural gas leakage is a serious problem on multiple levels, including impacts on the economy and climate. Property damage is estimated at $133 million...
  • Walmart Will Lay Off 2,300 Sam’s Club Workers

    01/25/2014 5:45:37 AM PST · by EBH · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/24/2014 | ELIZABETH A. HARRIS
    Walmart announced on Friday that about 2,300 Sam’s Club employees would be laid off, the latest in a drumbeat of retail job cuts to start off the new year. Bill Durling, a Sam’s Club spokesman, said the layoffs would target a combination of salaried assistant managers and hourly employees. Certain positions, like telephone attendants, will be eliminated. “We realized we had pretty much the same club structure whether a club had $50 million in revenue or $100 million in revenue,” Mr. Durling said of the distribution of assistant managers. “What we’re trying to do is balance our resources.” Sam’s Club...
  • Get Konnected! (video)

    01/24/2014 11:10:58 AM PST · by EBH · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/23/2014 | The Kronies
    The Kronies are in action...Mandating, Tarrify-ing, Inflating, and Boondoggling their way to profits powered by their special konnection to the G-Force. Watch Big-G and his team stomp out competition! http://www.thekronies.com ------------------------------------------------ The Entrepreneurs are shifty. They’ll sell you a line about how they “create jobs” and “offer customer value” to stay in business. They cry crocodile tears about regulation, red tape and higher taxes digging into their margins (and the smallest ones are the whiniest). But behind all the theatrics The Entrepreneurs are ruthless capitalists bent on fattening the bottom line. They’re cut-throat competitors. Turn your back for a minute...
  • A 'tsunami' of store closings expected to hit retail

    01/22/2014 1:59:17 PM PST · by EBH · 99 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/22/2014 | Krystina Gustafson
    Get ready for the next era in retail—one that will be characterized by far fewer shops and smaller stores. On Tuesday, Sears said that it will shutter its flagship store in downtown Chicago in April. It's the latest of about 300 store closures in the U.S. that Sears has made since 2010. The news follows announcements earlier this month of multiple store closings from major department stores J.C. Penney and Macy's. Further signs of cuts in the industry came Wednesday, when Target said that it will eliminate 475 jobs worldwide, including some at its Minnesota headquarters, and not fill 700...
  • U.S. warships deploy for Sochi Olympics

    01/20/2014 5:31:38 PM PST · by EBH · 58 replies
    Washinton Times ^ | 1/20/2014 | Jacqueline Klimas and Cheryl K. Chumley
    The United States will deploy at least two warships into the Black Sea off the coast of Sochi, Russia, to respond to a potential terror attack during the upcoming Olympics, top officials said on Monday. The positioning of the ships would also enable the rapid evacuation of Americans in the event of an attack, CNN reported. The State Department would take the lead if evacuations became necessary. The ships will have helicopters that could fly Americans out of the country if needed. There are also aircraft on standby in Germany that could be at Sochi in about two hours if...
  • Man Breaks Into Water Treatment Plant, Gets Stuck in Pipe

    01/20/2014 12:49:14 PM PST · by EBH · 49 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 1/18/2014 | Oliver Darcy
    26-year-old Asef Mohamed is facing criminal charges after climbing over a barbed wire fence, trespassing and being found naked inside a pipe at a New Jersey water treatment plant Friday. Sergeant Robert Herring told TheBlaze Saturday morning authorities are still investigating the incident, but do not suspect Mohamed of any suspicious foul play or having the intention to sabotage the water supply. “This was a person that purposely climbed a six-foot fence with three or four layers of barbed wire on top,” he said. The man later got stuck in the pipe and started screaming for help before authorities rushed...
  • Devil Baby Attack (video)

    01/17/2014 11:20:51 AM PST · by EBH · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/17/2014
    The video may make you think twice before peeking into the next stroller you see... What's being called a "devil baby" is terrorizing the streets of New York City...and it's all caught in a video that's gone viral. Residents are lured to a remote-controlled stroller with a robot “baby” crying inside, according to Daily Mail. Then, the animatronic “baby” jumps up, screams, vomits and even makes rude hand gestures. Their horrified reactions are all caught on video. It’s all a prank by the makers of a new horror film, “Devil’s Due,” to promote their movie.
  • Brookings study points to Harry Reid and Senate Democrats as source of gridlock

    01/16/2014 1:29:35 PM PST · by EBH · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/14/2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Brookings Institution scholars, inspired by baseball statistics, conducted an analysis of the 113th Congress that points rather directly at the Democrat-controlled Senate as a the locus of congressional gridlock. The analysis opens with the observation that the House, contrary to expectation, passed twice as many bills as the Senate in 2013. Why? Because of the Senate committee process. "When we look at this category, then, we begin to understand where the problem lies: even in the traditionally collegial Senate, 87 percent of bills die in committee," Molly Jackman and Saul Jackman, of Brookings, and Brian Boessenecker write in Politico. "While...
  • If Obamacare is overturned, a Case Western law professor gets the credit

    12/04/2013 11:28:13 AM PST · by EBH · 71 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 12/4/2013 | Stephen Koff
    If the law known as Obamacare gets struck down in the latest court challenge, the victors will thank a Hudson resident and Case Western Reserve University law professor who discovered what the law's critics say is a major flaw. Jonathan Adler, 44, says he didn't even appreciate initially how significant his discovery might be. He thought it was an interesting bit of legal arcana, worthy of scholarship. But his analysis of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, has led to four pending cases in federal courts, two likely to be decided within months, that offer ACA opponents their best chance...
  • The November War (Vanity, Fallujah Battle)

    11/06/2013 4:22:38 AM PST · by EBH
    the November War ^ | 2013 | Garrett Anderson and Antonio de la Torre
    One Day of Fighting. Ten Different Perspectives Fallujah 2004 Garrett Anderson and Antonio de la Torre have been creating digital films together since they met at a high school digital media production class in the year 2000. Several of the students from that class are working in similar professional fields today. Garrett served as a U.S. Marine infantryman from 2003-2007; during which he deployed to Iraq as well as Afghanistan and continued to collaborate with Antonio when visiting home on vacation. The two filmmakers decided in late 2011 to interview members of Anderson’s former platoon who fought alongside each other...
  • The Supreme Court Could Be Ruling On The Safety Of All American Rights

    11/01/2013 6:35:47 AM PDT · by EBH · 22 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 10/31/2013 | Sam Rolley
    On more than one occasion President Barack Obama or a top Administration official has lamented that the Commander in Chief is not a king or a dictator and is, therefore, unable to ram his progressive policies down the greater American public’s collective throat as quickly as his liberal supporters would like. And on several occasions, the sole hurdle halting the President in his dash toward liberal utopia—or totalitarian hell, depending on whom you ask — has been a pesky 226-year-old document called the Constitution of the United States of America. But the Obama Justice Department is working to change that....
  • Catholic health share plan offers alternative to contraception mandate

    10/27/2013 3:26:09 PM PDT · by EBH · 9 replies
    ewtn ^ | 7/21/2012 | Michelle Bauman
    A new Catholic health care sharing ministry may soon offer an alternative to traditional insurance plans for those who have moral objections to the requirements of the federal contraception mandate. Christopher Faddis, CEO of Immaculata Management Group, Inc., believes that health sharing may provide a “uniquely Catholic solution” to the problems posed by the mandate. Immaculate Management Group will be overseeing a new health share plan, called Solidarity HealthShare, which is expected to be functioning by January 1, 2013. In a July 18 interview with EWTN News, Faddis explained that health care sharing ministries are exempt from the Affordable Care...
  • The White House Brain Initiative

    10/20/2013 4:04:49 PM PDT · by EBH · 67 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 4/2/2013
    So here I am sitting watching the History channel, instead of NFL and they are talking about the mystery of 3, the ancient Egyptians, monoliths, and different dimensions. Out of nowhere they make a leap to a discussion of the White House and President 0bama authorizing the Brain Initiative. So I am a little more than caught off guard. Being the curious sort I immediately jump on my computer to look up this 'initiative,' and why our government would be so interested in our brains. Much to my surprise the website comes up on the first try and initially looks...
  • Shutdown Day 13: Senate in Sunday Session (Live Now)

    10/13/2013 10:54:35 AM PDT · by EBH · 6 replies
    Cspan ^ | 10/13/2013
    Senators return on Sunday afternoon for more debate on proceeding to a measure proposing to lift the debt ceiling through December 2014. Negotiations among Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill and the President continue as all parties struggle to reach an agreement to resolve the impasse over re-opening the federal government and what to do about debt ceiling Funding for all government operations expired September thirtieth. The federal government has been shut down since October 1. On Saturday, the Senate was in session and held a procedural vote on S. 1569, a bill proposing an increase to the debt ceiling...
  • Authorities Tell Memorial Mower: Get Lost

    10/09/2013 11:48:07 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/9/2013 | Jim Swift
    Earlier today, an unidentified bearded man took it upon himself to bring his lawnmower and a few tools to the Lincoln Memorial to provide free groundskeeping work to the closed federal monument. It's unclear how much of the expansive lawn behind the memorial was mowed, but Park Police were alerted and three cruisers with multiple officers showed up. THE WEEKLY STANDARD watched the officers observing the mystery mower from a distance
  • What Debt Crisis? A Default Primer for Governments

    10/06/2013 2:13:28 PM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies
    Heritage ^ | 7/24/2012 | Salim Furth
    <p>The similarities of national debt to personal debt only go so far. The main difference is that countries can grow their way out of debt. When the United States issued billions in debt to pay for its part in World War II, the total amounted to more than 100 percent of GDP. But that ratio—debt divided by GDP—shrank during the post-war boom even without an aggressive effort to pay down the debt. With a growing economy and rising tax base, retiring the wartime debt became a much easier task.</p>
  • 5 Obamacare Scams and How to Avoid Them

    10/04/2013 3:54:05 PM PDT · by EBH · 11 replies
    Next Avenue ^ | 10/4/2013 | Richard Eisenberg
    Despite the government shutdown, the doors to the Obamacare health insurance exchanges have swung open (kinda, sorta), which also means scam artists are strutting through them, looking for ways to defraud Americans eager to buy health coverage. As Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez recently said, “At the FTC, we know all too well how scammers invariably try to take advantage of developments in the marketplace and new government programs.” Consumer watchdogs expect the fraudsters’ schemes will get worse over the next four to six months. Before I run down the scams to watch out for, a couple of words...
  • Petulant president

    10/04/2013 4:44:28 AM PDT · by EBH · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 10/4/2013 | Bill York
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  • This Is All About a Petulant President

    10/04/2013 4:40:41 AM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 10/4/2013 | Pat Buchanan
    In the showdown over the shutdown of the U.S. government, the Obamaites tipped their hand yesterday as what their strategy is. Taking a page out of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals," the plan is to maximize the people's pain — to maximize the political damage to the enemy, the Republican Party.What else explains it?Consider this: Asked Wednesday if there were any danger of America defaulting on her debt, President Obama rushed to assure a reporter that, yes, indeed, there certainly is such a peril. Why would a president act in so perverse a manner, were he not trying deliberately to...