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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...
  • Police ID suspected shoplifter who died after being shot in Walmart(TX)

    04/22/2012 8:40:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies ^ | 22 April, 2012 | ROSALEE GETTERMAN
    The suspected shoplifter who died after being shot during a scuffle with a loss-prevention officer inside the College Station Walmart was killed by his own handgun, College Station police revealed Saturday. The man was identified by police as 47-year-old Michael Alan Bradshaw of Robertson County. Bradshaw was pronounced dead at College Station Medical Center at about 8:15 p.m. Friday. Police said Bradshaw had been detained by store personnel as he attempted to leave the Walmart with a shopping cart of stolen merchandise sometime around 4 p.m. Friday. After being escorted to the store's loss-prevention office, Bradshaw began to struggle with...
  • Self-defense ruled in Summerlin backyard shooting(NV)

    04/22/2012 8:34:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 20 April, 2012 | Jackie Valle
    LAS VEGAS (Las Vegas Sun) -- A Summerlin resident acted in self-defense and will not be charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed backyard intruder last month, officials at the Clark County district attorney’s office determined. The screening unit at the district attorney’s office, which reviews all incoming cases, made the determination April 12, closing the case, Assistant District Attorney Chris Owens said. The shooting happened the morning of March 20 in the 2100 block of Spurs Court, near Hualapai Way and Sahara Avenue. The resident, who called 911, told Metro Police he fired shots at a backyard intruder,...
  • Police: Shooting Of Home Intruder Was Self-Defense(TN)

    04/22/2012 8:28:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 20 April, 2012 | NA
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police said a Nashville man acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a convicted felon who forced his way into his apartment in south Nashville. Police said 35-year-old Michael Shane Martin was killed late Wednesday night at the Brentridge apartment complex off Bell Road. Investigators said Michael Moffitt and his girlfriend, Caycee Albright, heard a knock at their door around 11 p.m. and Moffitt found the door peephole was covered. He told Albright to call police while he got an AR-15 rifle and opened the door once he saw it was uncovered. Police said Martin charged in...
  • Family: New Caney robbery, shooting victim knew one of her attackers (TX)

    04/22/2012 8:24:31 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 20 April, 2012 | Staff
    NEW CANEY, Texas – Family members of a 59-year-old woman who was shot during a robbery at her home this week said the victim knew one of her attackers, but they don't know what the suspects were after. Dayna Cooper and a 65-year-old man were shot at her home around 2 a.m. Thursday when two suspects burst in with guns blazing. Cooper reportedly had been robbed before, so this time, she was ready and fired back with her own weapon. But she was shot in the neck and the arm, and the suspects got away with a safe and some...
  • Would-be carjacker gets bullet in chest(NM)

    04/22/2012 8:20:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 19 April, 2012 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) - Nathan Velasquez admitted to Hobbs police he shot an unarmed man but said he had good reason: the man was trying to steal his car and endangered his life. Hobbs dispatch received an emergency call just after 8 p.m. Monday from Cristobal Carrizoza night who said he'd been shot in the chest. "When police got here they found Cristobal Carrizoza suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest, and the individual Velasquez, who we later learned had done the shooting," Hobbs Officer Mike Stone said. Velasquez, 20, told police he went to get into his car...
  • Local man thwarts robbery before sheriff's detectives arrive(TX)

    04/22/2012 8:15:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 17 April, 2012 | Adam Shear
    WACO - A McLennan Co. man's attempted robbery on April 13 ended quickly when his victim pulled out a gun on the robber just before some county sheriff's detectives were able to put a stop to the crime. Dr. Craig Burnside was just finishing a call with his wife and about to get out of his car in a parking lot in Downtown Waco late Friday night when two suspicious men approached him. "[The robber] said hey your lucky my friend Sean is here and I said well why is that?," said Burnside. "[The robber] said because otherwise I'd be...
  • Power is top prize in Arizona immigration battle

    04/22/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Voters back state over fedsThe Supreme Court’s health care showdown last month was all about Constitution theory and prerogatives. Wednesday’s arguments between Arizona and the Obama administration over the state’s tough immigration law looks to be all about power. Arizona argues that the federal government has failed to enforce its laws on the books and says states should be free to enforce their own laws as long as they complement the national goals. Obama attorneys say the Constitution gives power over immigration to the federal government, and there can be no infringement. The electorate is clearly on the side of...
  • Actor arrested after jewel thief TV role

    04/22/2012 7:03:56 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 22 Apr 12 11:09 CET
    Police arrested an actor who played a jewel thief in a television reconstruction after a viewer mistakenly identified him as the real criminal. Aaron Defant must have played his part too convincingly. The 29-year-old actor was arrested by police in Stuttgart this week after being mistaken for the criminal he had played in an on-screen robbery reconstruction, reported the Bild newspaper on Saturday. An unnamed viewer alerted police on Wednesday when they recognised Defant in Stuttgart city centre, over five weeks after his appearance on a March 11 episode of the long-running ZDF crime-busting programme Aktenzeichen XY... ungelöst. The programme...
  • Homeowner Shoots, Kills Suspected Home Intruder(TN)

    04/22/2012 6:58:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 19 April, 2012 | Janet Kim
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A homeowner shot and killed a suspected intruder during a home invasion in south Nashville late Wednesday night. It happened at the Brentridge Apartments on Brentridge Circle around 11 p.m. Investigators said a man and woman were inside their apartment when they heard a knock on the door. When they went to answer it, they said a man armed with a pistol and wearing a mask barged in. There was a brief altercation, and that's when the man inside the apartment pulled out a gun and opened fire on the intruder, killing him. Police were working to...
  • Stand Your Ground laws and the dignity of human life

    04/22/2012 6:27:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    19 April, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Lately, with Trayvon Martin’s death serving as a focal point for anti-gunners, Stand Your Ground laws have come under attack from every corner. Gun-grabbers of all stripes have voiced their outrage over the people’s right to bear the arms they keep, and to actually use those arms to defend their own lives. And while what happened that fateful night between Martin and George Zimmerman is being examined in a court of law — as it should be — the justification for Stand Your Ground laws will not stand or fall with the judge’s decision: rather, the justification for such laws...
  • Trayvon Martin shooting was not an act of racism, but a community trying to defend itself

    04/22/2012 6:00:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Irish Central ^ | April 22, 2012 | Ed Farnan
    The sensationalism by the media against George Zimmerman for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, clouds the real reason a shooting occurred in the first place. The pundits, the community organizers, the pot stirrers, are all trying to find a scapegoat and the convenient one to blame is George Zimmerman. But Zimmerman is but the symptom of a government failing in its prime function: To provide protection and security for its citizens. If government does not provide protection for its citizens, then the citizens will provide it for themselves...and what the citizens provide will not be as professional and polished as...
  • Did Democrats hack the 2008 Obama election?

    04/22/2012 5:35:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Spero News ^ | Friday, April 20, 2012 | Martin Barillas
    Did Democrats hack the 2008 Obama election? Stratfor, the US-based private intelligence company, says that Senator John McCain's campaign knew that electoral fraud was going on in 2008 but chose to do nothing. What is going on now as President Obama faces changed circumstances? Friday, April 20, 2012 By Martin Barillas According to emails obtained by WikiLeaks, which is led by the embattled Julian Assange, Republican Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign staff allegedly had evidence that Democrats stuffed ballot boxes in Pennsylvania and Ohio on election night. However, the candidate chose not to pursue voter fraud, according to internal...
  • William ‘Cold Cash’ Jefferson (D-Frigidaire) must report to the cooler soon

    04/22/2012 5:25:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Michelle | April 20,2012 | Doug Powers
    I’d honestly forgotten that William Jefferson, Democrat, Louisiana, wasn’t already in jail. It’s been about two and a half years since former Louisiana Rep. was sentenced to 13 years in prison for soliciting bribes, money laundering and other assorted crimes, which culminated in the authorities discovering $90,000 in cash in Jefferson’s freezer hidden in boxes of pie crusts and Boca burgers. Jefferson is just now about to begin serving the time: A former Louisiana congressman who infamously was caught with $90,000 in cash hidden in his freezer will have to begin serving a 13-year bribery sentence within the next two...
  • Nadia Lockyer tells traumatic story of how affair, drugs and deceit led to downfall

    04/22/2012 4:12:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/22/12 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    Week after week, messages from Nadia Lockyer came in a barrage of lurid and disjointed emails, texts and photos. They were a confusing attempt to explain her tortured, drug-fueled affair with a meth addict and her crumbling marriage to state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, who is three decades her senior. One email that ended "Goodbye to everyone" seemed so desperate, so disturbing that the newspaper called police to rush to her home.Then, in an effort to be believed and understood, the woman who had held office as an Alameda County supervisor for little more than a year sent us one more...
  • Don't White People Kill Each Other, Too?

    04/22/2012 11:30:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    The Root ^ | April 10, 2012 | Edward Wyckoff Williams
    And yet we keep hearing about black-on-black crime because it fits the false media narrative.When it comes to America's racial past and present, lies and snake oil are sold in many colors. In the wake of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, conservatives in media have sought to deflect from the racism and racial profiling that precipitated his untimely death by referencing the broader social malaise of supposed "black-on-black violence." On last week's episode of This Week on ABC, Washington Post columnist George Will said that despite the Trayvon tragedy, "150 black men are killed every week in this country," and "about...
  • Megaupload Judge Says He Doesn't Know If There Will Ever Be a Trial (failure to serve legal papers)

    04/22/2012 2:40:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 20, 2012 | Eriq Gardner
    Is the U.S. government's huge criminal trial against Megaupload in trouble? Federal judge Liam O'Grady is being quoted as saying, "I frankly don't know that we are ever going to have a trial in this matter." The comment was reportedly made at a hearing over Megaupload's data where O'Grady expressed concern to the FBI over the issue of whether Megaupload has been served court papers. It was picked up by a local newspaper in New Zealand, where Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom awaits word of whether he'll be extradited.
  • 5.4 Million Join Disability Rolls Under Obama

    04/22/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 58 replies
    A record 5.4 million workers and their dependents have signed up to collect federal disability checks since President Obama took office, according to the latest official government data, as discouraged workers increasingly give up looking for jobs and take advantage of the federal program. More than 5 million people have been jobless for 27 weeks or more, nearly twice the previous high set in 1983, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since the recession ended in June 2009, the number of new enrollees to Social Security’s disability insurance program is twice the job growth figure. In just the first...
  • 12 Wisconsin banks still owe TARP money

    04/22/2012 1:58:43 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-22-12 | Paul Gores
    AnchorBank, 5 others behind on dividend payments to Treasury The parent companies of 12 Wisconsin-based banks that took Troubled Asset Relief Program money from the federal government haven't yet repaid it, a new report shows. In addition, half of them are behind on dividend payments promised to the U.S. Treasury in return for a TARP capital investment during the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, according to a report by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. In all, 21 TARP allocations came to Wisconsin banks in that two-year span. The biggest were repaid last year when Marshall & Ilsley Corp.'s $1.7 billion...
  • Onslaught of Union Funded Attack Ads Hit Gov. Walker!

    04/22/2012 1:44:42 PM PDT · by Syncro · 20 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 21, 2012 | TPX Staff
    Onslaught of Union Funded Attack Ads Hit Gov. Walker! . The public employee unions have pledged to spent $60 million on their RECALL effort to viciously attack Gov. Walker and distort the truth about the success of his governorship.  In fact, they just dropped half a million dollars on TV ads this week alone! . . Gov. Scott Walker is Under Attack by a Barrage of Negative Union Ads and Needs our Support Today . With the June 5th RECALL election just around the corner, we need your support to defend Gov. Walker and combat the well-funded mudslinging from the...
  • Obama was briefed immediately about deathof British ex-pat Neil Heywood, whose...(PlaneShotDown)

    04/22/2012 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 22, 2012 | Hazel Knowles, Alex Gore
    US President Barack Obama was told of the alleged murder of British businessman Neil Heywood before foreign secretary William Hague. The president was briefed about the 41-year-old's suspected poisoning within hours of Chinese police chief Wang Lijun walking into a US consulate to tell officials he was murdered. The decision to inform the President so soon after the killing of a British citizen overseas so soon after it happened was described as 'almost unprecedented'. John Tkacik, who worked for the US state department in China for 20 years told The Sunday Telegraph: 'This was a very high official with extraordinary...
  • Need to Know: Crossing the Line

    04/22/2012 12:50:58 PM PDT · by quickquiver · 5 replies
    PBS ^ | 04/20/12 | Need to Know
    This is a link to Need to Know, of a documentary concerning the death of a "migrant," at the hands of an out of control group of border patrol agents. Flame on!
  • Secret Service Colombian Hooker Prostitute Brought to Light By Paula Reid, South American Chief....

    04/22/2012 11:56:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies ^ | April 22, 2012 | Janet Shan
    Secret Service Colombian Hooker Prostitute Brought to Light By Paula Reid, South American Chief & Rising Black Star in AgencyThe Secret Service officer responsible for the recall of 11 agents in a dispute with Colombian prostitutes over payment to Dania Suarez, has been revealed as Paula Reid, a rising black star in the agency. She recently became the head of the agency’s Miami office after 21 years on the force. Ms. Reid uncovered the scandal and alerted her superiors about the “egregious behavior” of the agents. Paula Reid was in Cartagena ahead of President Obama’s trip, laying the groundwork for...
  • Does the Government Have the Ability to Turn All Americans into Criminals?

    04/22/2012 11:14:23 AM PDT · by pinochet · 29 replies
    The indictment of George Zimmerman for second degree murder was not based on facts or evidence, but on politics. Even the left-wing lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, accused the prosecutor of "over-charging" Zimmerman, in the hope that he will be frightened into entering a plea bargain for a lesser charge. We are no longer living in the America of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Today, the prosecution and conviction of people for crimes is not based on facts and evidence, but on the whims of politicians. This issue goes beyond Mr. Zimmerman, and makes us focus on the much broader question; Is...
  • Alabama forced to keep convicted felon because U.S. won't recognize homeland

    04/22/2012 11:04:33 AM PDT · by Doogle · 29 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 04/22/12 | FOX
    He’s a man without a country. An immigrant in Alabama who has been arrested 35 times in 12 years cannot be extradited because the United States does not recognize his homeland, the Birmingham News reports. According to the paper, federal authorities have tried to remove convicted felon Sofyan Eldani, 45, but couldn’t send him to his native Palestine because the U.S. does not recognize it as a country. Eldani says he is a native of Palestine, though he carries an Egyptian passport. Eldani's arrests include assault, fraudulent checks, criminal mischief, resisting arrests, reckless endangerment, shoplifting, burglary, drug possession, failure to...
  • Now Obama's birth certificate is 'irrelevant'

    04/22/2012 9:10:12 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 182 replies
    WND ^ | April 20, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Let me tell you a little story. A year ago this month, Jerome Corsi’s “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” blockbuster was the top-selling book in the nation – weeks before it was even released! On top of that, Donald Trump was telling everyone who would listen that he couldn’t understand why Barack Obama refused to release his birth certificate. It was in the midst of all this that I got a call from Corsi one morning. He told me his sources were telling him Obama was so desperate he was going to release a phony birth certificate to quell the controversy....

    04/22/2012 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies ^ | 4/21/2012 | REP. TOM MCCLINTOCK
    A defining aspect of the American tradition is that groups of citizens band together for a wide variety of civic purposes.  They recruit volunteers, raise funds and spend those funds to promote whatever project or cause brings them together. [Snip] We don’t apply a political test to these civic groups – we recognize the fundamental right of Americans to organize and to pool their resources to promote whatever causes they believe in...  [Snip] In order to be recognized as non-profit groups, these organizations must register with the IRS – a purely ministerial function that has, in the past, been applied...
  • Report: Paternos turned away offer

    04/22/2012 7:05:12 AM PDT · by Third Person · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 22nd, 2012 | ESPN News Services
    Penn State officials, in an attempt to get the family of Joe Paterno to sign away its right to sue the school, offered to rename Beaver Stadium after the late coach, The Patriot-News has reported, citing a source close to the family. But the family said no. Paterno had never been keen on the stadium bearing his name, an idea that "has always been a fan-driven matter. It was never important to Joe," the source told the Harrisburg, Pa., newspaper. Joe Paterno had never been keen on Penn State's stadium bearing his name, an idea that "has always been a...
  • Senator demands WH staff investigation: Prostitutes ...ubderage?....(Title reworked)

    04/22/2012 6:25:22 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Dailymail ^ | UPDATED: 16:11 EST, 21 April 2012
    f Six Secret Service agents quit the force over scandalPresident personally briefed on state of the investigationColombian prostitute at the hear of affair has gone into hidingSays she was eventually paid $225 for the eveningClaims to fear retaliation by the U.S. government The prostitutes involved in the Secret Service scandal that cost six agents their jobs may have been underage, according to a new report.A Colombian government official told a newspaper group that investigators from the Colombian attorney general’s office have questioned employees of the hotel in question, and the taxi driver who drove home the woman who triggered the...
  • WikiLeaks: McCain knew Obama team stuffed ballot boxes bribed Jackson took Russian money in 2008

    04/22/2012 6:20:38 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 37 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 4/22/2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    According to internal Emails circulated among the staff at Stratfor, an Austin Texas based private intelligence gathering firm, John McCain was presented with proof that Democrats in Pennsylvania and Ohio used voter fraud to win those states and committed other disturbing crimes. The communiqués were stolen and made public by WikiLeaks. An Email dated November 7, 2008 under the subject line “ Insight – The Dems & Dirty Tricks ** Internal Use Only – Pls Do Not Forward **,” was sent by Fred Burton, Stratfor’s V.P. of Intelligence. It said in part, The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot...
  • Katie Pavlich, Fast & Furious BS, and Generation Scary

    04/22/2012 5:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | April 22, 2012 | Doug Giles
    If you’re looking for light summer beach reading then do not, I repeat … do not … buy Katie Pavlich’s disturbing new book, Fast & Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up. Further, if you want to live undisturbed in Obama la-la-land, you need to put your tennis shoes on and run away from this tome. Indeed, Pollyanna, this book will smash all the windows of your enchanted little cottage and grind your rose-colored Obama glasses into powder. Fast & Furious parlays into the public arena the scurrilous way the ATF, at the behest of the DOJ, allowed...