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  • Store owner speaks out after shooting at would-be robbers (PA)

    04/23/2012 7:11:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 22 April, 2012 | John Craven
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Three men who allegedly tried to rob a Allentown store owner at knifepoint didn't get far Sunday. The owner of Tommy's Mini-Mart at Sixth and Tilghman grabbed a gun and fired two shots at them, scaring them off. Speaking exclusively to 69 News, the store owner said he didn't want to use a weapon but felt he had no choice. Just as Nahy Hadeed was closing for the day, he said three men walked in and demanded all his money, pushing his face into the counter and pressing a sharp object against his throat. "Any movement, any...
  • Shift on Executive Power Lets Obama Bypass Rivals

    04/23/2012 7:07:55 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/22/12 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism. “We had been attempting to highlight the inability of Congress to do anything,” recalled William M. Daley, who was the White House chief of staff at the time. “The president expressed frustration, saying we have got to scour everything and push the envelope in finding things we can do on our own.” For Mr. Obama, that...
  • Man tries to rob bar patrons(TX)

    04/23/2012 7:07:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 23 April, 2012 | Agustin Garfias
    A man is arrested for attempting to rob patrons at a Beaumont hot spot. Beaumont police say the table is turned when patrons at Luke's Ice House on Calder fight back against a robber armed with a gun. Police say 23-year-old Kenneth Ray Taylor of Beaumont is now in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $100,000. He is charged with four counts of aggravated robbery. Police say around 11 p.m. Saturday night, Taylor attempted to rob four people at gunpoint. One of the victims spoke exclusively with 12 News HD. Chase Owen has a love for music which drew...
  • One Nation Under Debt With Endless Debt Slavery For All

    04/23/2012 6:41:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/22/2012 | American Dream
    "...Since Barack Obama took office, the U.S. national debt has increased·by more than 5 trillion dollars, and it is rising at a rate of about·150 million dollars an hour...." Debt is a "soft" form of slavery. In America today, it is not legal to bind people up with chains and force them to work for you, but that doesn't mean that there are not millions upon millions of slaves in this country. When you borrow money, you willingly become a servant to the lender. Sadly, there are millions of Americans that will spend the rest of their lives working to...
  • New Big Brother Satellite to “Hunt Down” Carbon Criminals

    04/23/2012 5:56:28 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    Digg ^ | 4/23/2012 | Paul Joseph Watson
    CarbonSat: Enforcing green fascism’s CO2 tax from space. The European Space Agency is set to green light a new surveillance satellite that will measure man-made carbon emissions from space in order to “hunt down” violators of international climate agreements, allowing Big Brother to enforce a future tax on CO2 emissions. Labeled CarbonSat, the satellite system will have the ability to differentiate between natural carbon emissions and man-made CO2 releases. Earlier this month, the ESA announced that it had contracted space company Astrium to develop the satellite, which will be ready for deployment by 2017. The Astrium press release announcing the...
  • ‘Gunwalker’ suspect gave ATF and border authorities plenty of clues amidst lies

    04/23/2012 5:56:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    From his hospital bed in Birmingham, Ala., Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars has obtained a copy of the Department of Justice Report of Investigation of the incident where an ATF agent let a surveilled suspect with prior arrests go, after giving him a $10 bill with her phone number written on it in exchange for his pledge that he’d lead her to bigger fish. “During the inspection, a Border Patrol Agent assisting the CBPOs [Customs and Border Protection Officers] performed Treasury Enforcement Communication Systems (TECS) subject queries on the subjects which disclosed CELlS-ACOSTA was under investigation for firearms trafficking,”...
  • The Real Obama Dog Story: Promises Broken

    04/23/2012 5:30:54 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4/20/2012 | PJ Staff
    Bo the Portuguese water dog is cute, fluffy, and has done well growing up in the White House limelight. But he also represents a broken campaign promise. President Obama promised author Jana Kohl, who had been lobbying on Capitol Hill to end puppy mills, that he would adopt a dog. He even posed with her three-legged poodle rescued from an abusive breeder in a photo that was carried on the cover of American Dog magazine. In October 2008, Michelle Obama told Entertainment Tonight that her family would be adopting a shelter dog after the election. The news was welcomed...
  • Screw The Earth

    04/23/2012 5:17:42 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4/23/2012 | Andrew Klavan
    The Earth - when it rocks! Sunday was Earth Day, and in honor of the occasion, I’d like to say that as far as I’m concerned the Earth can go to hell. The Earth — for those of you who may have fallen behind on your reading — is a piece of rock trapped in a slow death spiral into a cauldron of exploding plasma which, for lack of a better word, we’ll call the sun. Because that’s its name. There is exactly one interesting or worthwhile thing about this hunk of doomed space debris, and that is: it happens...
  • An $8 billion trick? Toying with Medicare to fix elex

    04/23/2012 5:03:24 AM PDT · by Internet Walnut · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 23, 2012 | BENJAMIN E. SASSE & CHARLES HURT
    An $8 billion trick? Toying with Medicare to fix election.
  • Secret Service Agent brought hooker to Obama hotel.

    04/23/2012 5:00:31 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 30 replies
    Cbs ^ | April 24 2012 | whit Johnson
    (CBS News) Suspicion is spreading in the Secret Service scandal beyond the agents in just one Colombian hotel. CBS News correspondent Whit Johnson reports that a law enforcement official told CBS News that the latest agent under investigation brought a woman back to the Hilton Hotel in Cartagena, Columbia, just five days before the president would be staying there. Until now, the Hotel Caribe had been the focus of the scandal, where the other 22 members of the Secret Service and military accused of inappropriate behavior were checked in. "Now you're into the hotel where the president of the united...
  • DOJ, liberal groups that oppose voter ID require photo ID to enter their buildings

    04/23/2012 4:49:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    hot air ^ | 4-5-12 | Rob Bluey
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is currently blocking implementation of voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas, claiming such measures are “unnecessary,” discriminatory and would make it harder for minorities to vote. But if you’re planning to visit Holder’s office in Washington, D.C., you better bring a photo ID. The Department of Justice has two armed guards stationed outside its headquarters to check IDs of anyone who wants to enter — employees and visitors.
  • “A Tale Of Two Hoodies” Seriously? [Mega-BARF]

    04/23/2012 4:43:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    TheConservativeTreehouse ^ | April 23, 2012 | sundancecracker
    The artist, Michael D’Antuono calls this “A Tale Of Two Hoodies“, and claims: “this painting symbolizes the travesty of racially profiling innocent children and how present day prejudices affect policy“ Actually, it appears a far better representation of the complete over-the-top media portrayal of the entire incident. This IS the image intentionally and falsely constructed by:
  • Border Patrol Arrests 37, 2 of Whom are Sex Offenders

    04/23/2012 2:04:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    MyFoxPhoenix ^ | Sunday, 22 Apr 2012
    Agents made a bust in the Arizona desert and it turns out two of the 37 people taken into custody were sex offenders. Casa Grande station agents came upon a group of 37 border-crossers in the West Desert and determined one of the men was a 31-year-old wanted for rape, violence, duress and menace in San Jose, Calif. He also had a previous conviction for assault with a deadly weapon. He will be turned over to the United States Marshals Service for extradition.
  • A Vote of No Confidence in Europe [travel restrictions]

    04/23/2012 12:15:29 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    Spiegelonline ^ | 4/202012 | Carsten Volkery
    Border sign posts in Strasbourg, France. With the EU's eastward expansion, its external borders have become more porous Germany and France's joint proposal to allow Schengen-zone countries to temporarily reintroduce border controls as a means of last resort might sound harmless. But doing so would damage one of the strongest symbols of European unity and perhaps even contribute to the EU's demise. Germany and France are serious this time. During next week's meeting of European Union interior ministers, the two countries plan to start a discussion about reintroducing national border controls within the Schengen zone. According to the German daily...
  • IMF allows eurozone to stay in its fantasy world

    04/22/2012 11:31:50 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/21/2012 | Liam Halligan
    Under Christine Lagarde’s stewardship the IMF is continuing to indulge the eurozone’s banks while the fund’s donor countries seethe . For some time, International Monetary Fund supremo Christine Lagarde has argued that a stronger “global firewall” is needed, to contain “any future financial crises”. Well, at this weekend’s IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington, she announced there are now “firm commitments” from member states to boost the IMF’s lending power. The extra resources, Lagarde’s officials dutifully claimed, will be “available for the whole IMF membership, not earmarked for any particular region”. Everyone knows this is nonsense. This higher IMF firewall has...
  • UK obstructing EU accession to human rights convention (good for the UK)

    04/22/2012 11:28:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 19.04.12 @ 18:42 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    The United Kingdom is obstructing attempts by European Union institutions to accede to the European Convention of Human Rights, British center-left MEP Richard Howitt has said. "The United Kingdom in a working group in the council for the past year has at every stage dragged out and tried to delay recommendations on the accession," Howitt, the assembly's rapporteur on human rights, told EUobserver over the phone on Thursday (19 April). "At first it was France and the United Kingdom; now it's just the United Kingdom. It's shameful," he added. EU institutions obliged themselves to accede to the convention, a 60-year...
  • IMF encourages Europe's economic suicide

    04/22/2012 11:02:11 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/22/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    China, Japan, America, the oil powers, and the rising economies of Latin America had a chance to pull Europe back from suicide through IMF pressure, but the world dropped the ball. Another vast pledge to save the euro, another chance lost to break the hold of Europe’s austerity mystics and force a shift in strategic direction. “We’re north of a trillion dollars,” said Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s queen bee. Kudos to her for netting such sums in her Louis Vuitton handbag but what exactly does this achieve, given that Europe remains bent on committing “economic suicide” -- in...
  • Ministers ponder creation of EU super-president

    04/22/2012 10:50:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 20.04.12 @ 09:16 | Andrew Rettman
    Ideas kicking around in a reflection group of select EU foreign ministers include merging the roles of the EU Council and European Commission presidents. A senior EU source told this website following a meeting of the club in the Val Duchesse stately home in Brussels on Thursday (19 April) that the new supremo would have more power than either Herman Van Rompuy or Jose Manuel Barroso do today but also more "democratic legitimacy" because he or she would be elected by MEPs. In other reforms, the new figure would "streamline" the European Commission into a two-tier structure.Every EU country would...
  • George Zimmerman released from jail

    04/22/2012 9:36:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman was released around midnight Monday from a county jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. The neighborhood watch volunteer was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag. He met a man in a white vehicle and drove away. His ultimate destination is being kept secret for his safety and it could be outside Florida. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said at a hearing Friday he cannot have any guns and must observe a 7 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew. Zimmerman also surrendered his passport....
  • Warning sign? GSA deputy pleaded guilty to embezzlement months before Vegas bash

    04/22/2012 9:04:32 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 10 replies ^ | 4/23/2012 | Staff at
    The former right-hand man for the official at the heart of the General Services Administration spending scandal pleaded guilty in a long-running embezzlement scheme just months before that fateful Las Vegas convention in 2010 -- a case one lawmaker now sees as a warning sign ignored. "They were living in some strange bubble," Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said of GSA employees, in an interview on "Fox News Sunday." The senator, in announcing Sunday that he's urging the GSA inspector general to launch a probe of the entire agency for evidence of similar abuses, invoked the case of Daniel Voll. Looking...