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  • Huckabee defends his email spam selling bible verses as a cancer cure (Video)

    05/06/2015 1:31:40 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    cnn ^ | 5-6-2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended renting out his email list to a group selling hidden cures for cancer embedded in Bible verses, saying it was no different than CNN allowing advertisers for catheters or adult diapers to air alongside programming. "My gosh, that's like saying, 'You run some ads on CNN. Do you personally agree with all the ads that run on CNN?' Huckabee said Wednesday to CNN's Jake Tapper on The Lead. "I doubt you do. I'm sure there are some for maybe, I don't know, catheters or adult diapers. They're not products that you use or...
  • Valerie Jarrett tweets hope and change for Baltimore

    05/06/2015 11:59:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5-6-2015 | @vj44
    Great to see @CVSHealth announce it will rebuild the Baltimore locations. That’s the community spirit of #OneBaltimore.
  • John Paul Stevens says some Guantanamo Bay detainees should be given reparations

    05/06/2015 11:55:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 5, 2015 | Mark Berman
    Retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens said this week that the government should compensate detainees still being held at Guantanamo Bay even after authorities determined that they did not pose a threat to the United States. Stevens’s call to give reparations to dozens of detainees at the U.S. military detention center in Cuba comes as the Pentagon is racing to move these inmates ahead of possible congressional action that could restrict transfers. In a speech Monday, Stevens pointed to the detainees who have already been approved for a transfer out of Guantanamo Bay, saying that some or all...
  • Patriots Probably Deflated Footballs on Purpose, Report Says

    05/06/2015 10:54:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-6-15 | Ken Belson
    An N.F.L. investigation has found that “it is more probable than not” that New England Patriots personnel intentionally deflated footballs to gain an advantage in the A.F.C. championship game last season, and that Tom Brady, the Super Bowl most valuable player, was probably aware of it. No penalties have been announced. The long-awaited report into so-called deflategate, released on Wednesday, concluded that it was probable that Patriots personnel were “involved in a deliberate effort to circumvent the rules.” The report said that Jim McNally, a locker room attendant, and John Jastremski, an equipment assistant, released air from the footballs. It...
  • NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

    05/06/2015 10:41:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | May 6, 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) — An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.
  • NFL: Rogue Patriots Deflated Balls

    05/06/2015 10:36:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5-6-2015
    A report commissioned by the NFL has found that there was "no deliberate attempt" by the New England Patriots to deflate game balls to gain an advantage over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Champsionship game—but that a Patriots locker room attendant and equipment assistant "participated in a deliberate effort to release air from Patriots game balls after the balls were examined by the referee." The report by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP also said "it is more probable than not that Tom Brady...was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities." Brady denied knowing anything about deflated balls.
  • Spine-Chilling Clown Portraits By Eolo Perfido Will Give You Nightmares

    05/06/2015 10:10:10 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Bored Panda.com ^ | 5/4/2015 | Dainius
    Clownville, a photo series featuring grotesque portraits of terrifying clowns, is the photographic nightmare of French-born photographer Eolo Perfido. Perfido says he was inspired by silent film stars like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, who were forced to exaggerate their emotions because they were unable to speak. Modern clowns first appeared in the late 18th century and were associated with circuses and comedy. The word itself comes from a Scandinavian linguistic root meaning “clumsy, boorish fellow.” This is why Perfido’s photography is so shocking—he’s transformed something funny and joyful into a vulgar terror. Eolo Perfido now lives in Italy. His...
  • Thank You Facebook

    05/06/2015 8:49:28 AM PDT · by MNDude · 98 replies
    I am in the process of hiring some candidates for some job positions. It's incredible what a wonderful resource FaceBook has been in helping me screen candidates and not waste my time interviewing (God forbid hiring) many candidates. Ms. Smith: a cover letter showing enthusiasm. Resume shows relevant experience. I check out FaceBook. She has neon blue hair and a nose ring. NOPE! Ms. Dow: A perfectly written cover letter highlighting how she's a fit for the job. The resume reinforces this. A trip to Facebook shows "B****es will F**** your man!" is the first statement she has posted on...
  • Tea party litmus test? (vanity)

    05/06/2015 7:57:57 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 23 replies
    Let's try some "are you a tea-party type?" litmus-test questions. Do you agree: - the government may not operate beyond what the Constitution clearly grants & empowers? - short of actual declared war, government should spend no more than tax revenue? - currency should be commodity-backed (gold preferably)? - direct federal taxation of citizens should be repealed? - human life, including right of continued existence, begins at conception; the "choice" is to create human life, not end it? - short of adjudicated felons & mental defect, ownership of weapons in defense of self/family/state shall not be restricted? - short of...
  • Huffington Post turns 10 — but its profits are still a mystery

    05/06/2015 6:34:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    nypost.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Keith J. Kelly
    A decade after its launch, profits for the Huffington Post remain elusive — but founder and Chairman Arianna Huffington drew a media Who’s Who to the Gramercy Terrace on Monday night to celebrate the news site’s 10th anniversary. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong recalled that when his company’s $315 million deal to buy HuffPo was announced in 2011, AOL’s stock price immediately tumbled 30 percent. It closed at $21.19 at the end of the first day of trading after the announcement.
  • Rosie O'Donnell tries to ban reporters at divorce court in Manhattan

    05/06/2015 6:04:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Barbara Ross
    This divorce trial is getting feistier than an episode of “The View.” Daytime diva Rosie O’Donnell suffered a meltdown on Tuesday during her first appearance in divorce court, demanding reporters be shooed out of the public courtroom hours after her estranged wife ditched the session entirely. “Press? There’s press here?” fumed O’Donnell, 53, who looked trim in a deep aqua linen tunic over black slacks. “Could you ask them to leave?”
  • Amazon sues sites that sell fake reviews

    05/06/2015 3:29:29 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    nakedsecurity.sophos.com ^ | april 13, 2015 | lisa vaas
    <p>Talk about a glowing review: one five-star review given to a light-up USB cable for sale on Amazon had a headline claiming that this product “has lit up my life.”</p> <p>That review was not only glowing, it was steaming, Amazon says.</p>
  • Survival’s first lesson: Staying out of trouble

    05/05/2015 6:44:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 5/4/15 | Selco
    Looking for goods and usable items during the war often meant I got myself in some weird situations and scenarios. I knew lots of guys who risked their lives just to get to some destroyed places because they knew they could find some items that meant a lot for them personally but actually those items were useless in given situation around us at that time. But people often act like fools and if you find yourself in a survival situation it is the perfect time to lose your life if you act like fool.
  • Sorry, "Left Behind" Fans, "The Rapture" Is Not in the Bible

    05/05/2015 6:10:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 95 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 5, 2015 | John Martignoni
    Question: A friend of mine has been reading the Left Behind books that have all of this stuff about the “Rapture” in them. Is there really going to be a “Rapture” like these books talk about?   Answer: No.The “Rapture” refers to a passage in First Thessalonians 4, where Christians are “caught up” in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.” Many Christians believe, and the Left Behind books promote, that this being “caught up” to meet the Lord will occur before the Great Tribulation sometime in the near future. Christians will simply vanish, meet Jesus somewhere in the...
  • Hillary Clinton Lampooned as Shrek in L.A. Street Art

    05/05/2015 5:38:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Tina Daunt
    The conservative guerrilla artist Sabo once again has prepared one of his distinctive graphic welcomes for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who will be in Los Angeles for a trio of big-money fundraisers Thursday. This time, Sabo has papered parts of Bel Air, Holmby Hills and Pacific Palisades with a pair of posters, one of them a mocking takeoff of the animated film Shrek and the other a visual riff on a Game of Thrones promo. In the Shrek sendup, Clinton is called a “Shrew,” with her campaign mocked as “a Jeffrey Katzenberg production” amid a flurry of recent...
  • Harry Dent: Over $100 Trillion In Wealth Will Disappear

    05/05/2015 4:04:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | 4-20-2015 | Greg Hunter
    Best-selling author Harry Dent says the stock bubble we have today is the biggest in history.  Dent contends, “Now we’re in a third bubble, and each of these bubbles peaks at higher highs, and then they each crash to lower lows.” “We’ve been looking for the Dow to peak right around here between 17,000 and 19,000.  So, we are right in the middle.  We are looking for an even bigger correction likely in late 2016 to 2017.  This whole thing has been in an artificial bubble” “We’d be in a depression right now if it were not for $11 trillion...
  • We Need to Bring Jobs Back to America (Trade Deficit with China, Rapidly Escalating)

    05/05/2015 4:04:12 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 49 replies
    The Census Bureau ^ | Cinco de Mayo, 2015 | (just a rant)
    http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html This is a US Government website which tracks our (negative, and getting ever worse) trade deficit with the Peoples Republic of China. Last year we ran an all-time new record trade deficit with China of 342 billion dollars. Guess what?
  • America's Oldest Veteran Celebrates 109th Birthday With Cigars And Burgers

    05/05/2015 2:34:45 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 12 replies
    distractify.com ^ | 5/5/15 | Mark Pygas
    America's Oldest Veteran Celebrates 109th Birthday With Cigars And Burgers How do you celebrate turning 109 years old? When you spent your prime years fighting the Axis, the only real way to celebrate is with cigars, burgers and milkshakes.
  • Baltimore And The Great Society

    05/05/2015 1:07:41 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies
    thomasbrewton.com ^ | 05/05/2015 | Thomas E. Brewton
    Baltimore’s riots, looting, burning, and attacks on police and innocent civilians are not unprecedented. Nor are liberal-progressive prescriptions for dealing with the phenomenon. It didn’t work then and it won’t work today. As I wrote in The Liberal Jihad: The Hundred Year War Against the Constitution: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 had expressly disavowed any ideas of preferential treatment for classes of citizens, aiming for a color-blind society with equal opportunity for all. Yet, only a year later, President Johnson declared to students at Howard University’s graduation ceremony that the “next and most profound stage of the battle for...
  • The Paradox of Dogma: How the Left Is Crippling Itself

    05/05/2015 11:45:16 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | 4/29/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    If you try to shut down public debate, is this a way of ensuring that you win—or an admission that you have already lost? The question seems relevant today, because the most remarkable characteristic of our current national debate is that one side wants desperately to stamp it out whenever it occurs. Recently, for example, a gay New York businessman had the temerity to sponsor a “fireside chat” with Republican presidential candidate and arch-conservative Ted Cruz. He was, of course, required to repent the error, calling it “a terrible mistake” to actually talk to a politician who disagrees with him...
  • Hammer-wielding man gets stuck in basketball hoop, wishes to remain there

    05/05/2015 5:18:11 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    deathandtaxesmag. ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jamie Peck
    A Seattle man has been detained by police after a lengthy stand-off during which he climbed up onto a basketball hoop and refused to get down. As you can see in this video taken by local news station KOMO, a hammer wielding man climbed shirtlessly onto a basketball hoop in Cal Anderson Park Friday, rendering the court unplayable. The cops were able to disarm him within the first minute, although it’s not known how long he was up there before the cameras started rolling. But while he gave up the hammer relatively easily, he was not so quick to give...
  • NYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into handcuffs

    05/04/2015 8:26:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    AP ^ | May 4, 2015 | TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONG
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Two New York City cops approach a gray sedan with a suspected drunken driver slumped over the wheel. They ask him to get out, and that's when the trouble begins. The suspect, dressed in a rumpled suit, curses and hollers at the officers because he doesn't want to go to jail. He refuses to be handcuffed and backs away, yelling, "Can't we work this out?"
  • Hate Network: Five Times CNN Whipped Up Violence In Baltimore (Video)

    05/04/2015 7:43:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-4-2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    (1) "The Police Force Is Populated with Unstable War Veterans". (2) CNN Anchor Warns Baltimore Protester About Cops: “You Know How They Are”. (3) CNN During Monday’s Riot: "There shouldn’t be calm tonight. Black people are dying in the streets. They’ve been dying in the streets for months, years, decades, centuries". (4) The Police are "An Occupying Force In the Hood". (5) CNN Reporter Intentionally Provokes Confrontation with Baltimore Cop: "Are We Under Martial Law"?
  • Let’s Use GoFundMe to Start a New Fund Raising Website

    05/04/2015 7:36:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 38 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 5-4-15 | Gary Demar
    Let’s establish a funding site and use GoFundMe to finance the startup. That way, money can be raised for conservative causes and keep the money in conservative hands. There's nothing in GoFundMe’s ever-changing rules that would stop a funding program to start a competing funding company.
  • What Do Sarah Palin and Carly Fiorina Have In Common? (as in, nothing)

    05/04/2015 6:21:38 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10:03 AM, May 4, 2015 | By ETHAN EPSTEIN
    Whatever one makes of either one of them, the similarities between Sarah Palin and Carly Fiorina (who’s just announced she’s running for president) stop more or less at the chromosomal level. https://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/what-do-sarah-palin-and-carly-fiorina-have-common_937416.html
  • Dear Muslims: Why Am I Drawing Muhammad? Because Go Screw Yourselves…

    05/04/2015 3:40:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    louderwithcrowder.com ^ | 5-4-2015 | Steven Crowder
    Dear Fascist, Islamic, puke-satchels, Okay, nobody was killed in the #GarlandShooting, thank God. Actually, thank God specifically for giving us Texas and the 2nd amendment. Good form! The problem here is that because no innocent people were killed, the media will sweep the “incident” under the rug. If only the terrorists had taken aim at say, looting rioters, maybe it would’ve gotten more traction. The important issue here is that these incidents will never end. Ever. As long as Islam exists, these events will occur. And because of liberals kneeling before their gods of “tolerance,” they will occur with greater frequency. To...
  • Is Yahoo Home Page A Billboard for the Left and LGBT?

    05/04/2015 2:48:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Each day, the Yahoo Home page is more like a billboard for the LGBT crowd and the hard left. One wonders whether those managing the Yahoo home page are hard core homosexuals. Attacks on conservative SC justices, conservatives politicians have become a staple with hardly a day goes by without multiple references to stories plucked right out of the Huffington Post and some other left leaning newspaper or magazine assaulting Christian beliefs and values. Not once is their a posting from shall we say National Review, or the Wall Street Journal, or Washington Times, or the American Spectator. Of course...
  • Greenlight's Einhorn slams oil frackers at Sohn conference

    05/04/2015 1:45:22 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-4-2015 | Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Jessica Toonkel and Ashley Lau
    Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who often moves a stock simply by speaking its name, on Monday kicked off the year's most prominent investment conference by laying out a case against oil frackers, arguing these companies drill "lots and lots of holes" and burn through plenty of cash. Einhorn, who often unveils so-called short-bets against companies at these events, cited Pioneer Natural Resources Co (PXD.N) as a particular offender at the 20th annual Sohn Investment Conference. "We call it the motherfracker," he said, prompting investors to kick the share price down as much as 5.3 percent. The company should...
  • Liberty University's 2015 keynote commencement speaker will be former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

    05/04/2015 12:57:14 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Liberty.edu ^ | 5-4-2015
    On May 9, Liberty University will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2015 during its 42nd annual Commencement Exercises. More than 17,500 degrees will be awarded. The university is preparing for an expected 34,000 guests at the main ceremony at Williams Stadium. More than 7,700 master’s degrees and over 500 doctoral degrees will be awarded, including 60 degrees from Liberty University School of Law. Liberty will recognize over 5,400 graduates who are active military, veterans, or spouses of service members. Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9. This year’s keynote Commencement speaker will be former Florida Gov....
  • ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY –THE GOOD WAR AND THE WAR WE'RE IN

    05/04/2015 12:45:46 PM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 05/04/2015 | Don Feder
    It was the good war, fought by the Greatest Generation. It was a war for the survival of civilization. It was the deadliest conflict in history. It was America's finest hour. May 8 marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day – the end of World War II in Europe. Images flash before us – Neville Chamberlain waving a piece of paper said to guarantee "peace for our time," Hitler giving a stiff-arm salute at a Nuremberg rally, a Czech woman weeping as panzers rolled into Prague, a smiling FDR wearing his naval cape, his cigarette holder at a jaunty angle,...
  • As The Smoke Clears In Baltimore, It’s Time To Revive Compassionate Conservatism

    05/04/2015 12:06:43 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-4-2015 | DAVID COHEN
    After a week of unrest in Baltimore, chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby calmed the waters Friday by indicting six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. “To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America, I have heard your call for ‘No justice, no peace,’” Mosby declared. When justice is not deaf, one wonders whether it can be blind. But I’ll leave others to ponder that. Because the Baltimore riots exposed something with much farther-reaching implications than the Freddie Gray tragedy: More than five decades into the War on Poverty, our inner cities remain wastelands of dysfunction and despair....
  • ‘Cyclical pop’ for housing won’t happen: analyst

    05/04/2015 11:58:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 5-4-2015 | Ruth Mantell
    You know that recovery in the housing market that’s just around the corner? It’s not coming, no matter how confidently market watchers gloss over the recent string of weak economic reports, one analyst said Monday. “The street is still waiting on the cyclical bounce that all prior post war recoveries experienced to show through in the data. Unfortunately, our analysis suggests that a cyclical pop for housing is not going to happen due to the bursting of the housing bubble which led to the financial crises,” said Steven Ricchiuto, chief economist with Mizuho Securities USA. Take a look at housing...
  • Leaking Las Vegas: Forced Rationing Looms As Lake Mead Faces Federal "Water Emergency"

    05/04/2015 11:04:44 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-4-2015 | Wolf Richter
    Leak Mead – on your left, when you drive from Las Vegas across the Hoover Dam – is the largest reservoir in the country when at capacity. It’s fed by the Colorado River which provides water for agriculture, industry, and 40 million people in Nevada, Arizona, California, and Mexico, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. Now after 15 years of drought, the “lake” – a mud puddle surrounded by a huge chalky bathtub ring – is threatening to run dry. It’s considered “operationally full” when the water level is at 1,229 feet elevation above sea level. On May...
  • Boko Haram Stoned Girls to Death when Rescue was Near

    05/04/2015 10:29:50 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-4-2015 | FRANCES MARTEL
    “Boko Haram came and told us they were moving out and said that we should run away with them. But we said no… Then they started stoning us. I held my baby to my stomach and doubled over to protect her,” 27-year-old Lami Musa told the Associated Press. Musa escaped along with her five-month-old baby. Boko Haram recently changed its name officially to the Islamic State West Africa Province, or ISWAP. The rescue does not mean the crisis is over, as the Nigerian government must now resolve how to reintegrate these survivors into society. It is not known exactly where...
  • The Savage Nation Monthly Forum - MAY 2015

    05/04/2015 9:05:09 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 19 replies
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  • UK taxpayers fund 'pro-terrorist' play based on the words of Hamas killers

    05/04/2015 8:37:45 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-2-2015 | NICK CRAVEN
    British taxpayers are to fund a play sympathising with Palestinian terrorist groups who have murdered civilians and carried out suicide bombings on crowded commuter buses. Arts Council England is handing over Ł15,000 to producers of a unashamedly one-sided drama based on accounts from the gunmen and bombers of Hamas and the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade. The money will fund a UK tour of their play The Siege, telling of a 2002 stand-off when Israeli troops cornered militants in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, worshipped as Christ’s birthplace. The production has already received cash from the British Council and...
  • Officer’s vital signs plummet after being shot in the head (Update:Officer has died)

    05/04/2015 8:37:41 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    NY POst ^ | 5/2/15 | By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Officer’s vital signs plummet after being shot in the head By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding The distraught family of NYPD Officer Brian Moore was preparing for the worst Sunday as his condition deteriorated from a bullet wound to the head that left him on life support. Moore’s parents, including his retired-cop dad, Raymond, were joined by his police partner and dozens of other officers at Jamaica Hospital after he began bleeding uncontrollably and his blood pressure plummeted early Sunday, sources told The Post. At one point, a police chaplain was called to the hospital after...
  • Around 6,800 migrants rescued, baby girl born on Italian navy ship

    05/04/2015 6:05:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-4-2015 | STEVE SCHERER
    Numbers risking the journey in search of a better life have continued to rise two weeks after as many as 900 people drowned in the worst Mediterranean shipwreck in living memory. Crew from the Italian naval vessel Bettica found the woman in labor on a boat overnight -- one of 34 vessels intercepted over the weekend. A photo posted online showed her new daughter sleeping in a makeshift cradle decorated with a pink bow. "Both mother and daughter are in good health," the navy said in a statement. Growing lawlessness and anarchy in Libya -- the last point on one...
  • If Libs were consistent, they'd FORCE Muslims to celebrate pics of Mohammed...

    05/04/2015 5:46:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    5/4/15
    Somehow this just struck me.....the government is attempting to FORCE believers in Jesus to celebrate a perversion of their DEEPLY HELD religious beliefs. Why aren't Muslims being forced to celebrate and/or create depictions of their prophet? I wouldn't want the government to do that, just like I don't want it inflicting anti-Christian beliefs upon Christians.
  • Two gunmen 'carrying explosives' attack anti-Muslim art contest in Texas...(ISIS ?)

    05/03/2015 7:59:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/3/2015 | WILLS ROBINSON
    Two suspects were gunned down after shooting the guard in the leg outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. Building and surrounding area was placed on lockdown by a SWAT team with around 100 attendees still inside Reports suggest the pair were carrying explosives at the time, and another two bombs were discovered nearby The American Freedom Defense Initiative event offered a $10,000 prize for the best caricature of the prophet Involved a keynote speech from far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has linked the Koran to terrorism Two armed suspects believed to be carrying explosives have been shot dead...
  • A peanut for your thoughts.. Caption Jean Claude sKerry

    05/03/2015 4:16:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/3/15
    Don't give hillary any ideas..
  • Ex-US Rep. Inglis gets JFK courage award for climate stance

    05/03/2015 3:31:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    AP ^ | May 3, 2015 | Associated Press
    BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Sunday for reversing his position on climate change despite the predictable political fallout that helped cost the South Carolina Republican his seat in Congress. Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, presented the award to Inglis on Sunday at the JFK Library in Boston."My grandfather's legacy is kept alive by Bob's courageous decision to sacrifice his political career to demand action on the issue that will shape life on Earth for generations to come," said Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg.
  • LOOSE LABOR MARKETS DRIVE DOWN WAGES

    05/03/2015 1:53:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | Jan. 2011 | Roy Beck
    Rising immigration from the 1820s to the Civil War drove down wages for free black Americans and immigrants alike. Jeffrey Williamson and Peter Lindert's macroeconomic history shows that between 1816 and 1856, the American Northeast was transformed from the "Jeffersonian ideal" to a society more typical of developing economies with marked income inequality and very low wages for laborers. As badly as new immigrants often were treated by established Americans, even worse treatment was meted out to black Americans by the immigrants. Organizing themselves into trade unions, immigrant laborers helped set the terms of hiring at many urban workplaces. Not...
  • Question:Freddie Gray Case.Who Selects The 12 Jurors?"The Powers That Be",Or The Attorneys.

    05/03/2015 11:27:08 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 27 replies
    So is this going to be another O.J. Trial? Where in the early stages half of the jurors didn't care for the evidence and had O.J. already declared innocent while the jurors in behalf of the Goldman were leaning for a guilty verdict and in the end set O.J.free? What will happen this time around? Will we have six black and six white jurors winding up with no decision,aka,"Hung Jury"?,Hopefully this will take place in the winter, last thing Baltimore needs are riots in the summer.
  • BALTIMORE PROSECUTOR RECEIVED CAMPAIGN MONEY FROM FREDDIE GRAY’S FAMILY ATTORNEY

    05/03/2015 10:40:00 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/1/2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    The Fraternal Order of Police lodge in Baltimore City is asking for Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to remove herself from the Freddie Gray investigation and appoint a special prosecutor. On Friday, Mosby announced she was filing charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. According to Capital Gazette, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge argues she has a personal conflict due to connections with both Freddie Gray’s attorney Bill Murphy and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby. Attorney and former judge William (Bill) H. Murphy, Jr. represents the Gray family. Murphy was also a...
  • Fidel Castro's double life revealed:

    05/03/2015 8:30:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/03/15 | Sophie Jane
    Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, 66, makes explosive claims in a new tell-all book Says Castro directed cocaine trafficking operations 'like a real godfather' Adds Cuban dictator presided over the trials of two government officials He then 'made other officials watch a video of one of men's executions' Sanchez was eventually imprisoned and tortured in Cuba in 1994 after he attempted to retire over concerns about Castro's 'corrupt' practices Castro, now 88, was previously Prime Minister and President of country
  • A Renaissance of Liberty Is Coming

    America is reaching a critical mass of people who support liberty “But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations.”
  • Income Inequality, are Dems serious?

    05/03/2015 8:51:00 AM PDT · by asinclair · 12 replies
    Vanity
    Income inequality -- most Democrat-proposed solutions don't give any incentive to the employee, at all levels, to work better and more productively in order to earn more money by their effort. I propose here extending the "bonus pool" to all employees, and show how government can help make that happen.
  • Insurance and Kiowa the Dog

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