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  • France's Hollande: Sarkozy underplayed budget woes (Hussein II - here we go again)

    05/11/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/11/12
    France's Hollande: Sarkozy underplayed budget woesAssociated Press – 8 hrs ago PARIS (AP) — French President-elect Francois Hollande suggested Friday that the government of outgoing leader Nicolas Sarkozy underestimated the country's budget problems and wants a new audit of France's books. But Hollande, a Socialist elected Sunday to lead the world's fifth-biggest economy, said that wouldn't hurt his ability to fulfill campaign pledges. Those include higher taxes on the rich, thousands of new teaching jobs and freezes on some government spending. And Hollande stuck to his own deficit reduction goals despite new European Union figures released Friday that paint a...
  • Romney and Race: Advice for the GOP’s presumptive nominee

    05/11/2012 3:51:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7 May 2012 | Harry Stein
    If the Trayvon Martin case reminds us that race remains the great unresolved issue in our national life, it reminds us, too, of how illusory was the hope that Barack Obama might serve as a one-man antidote to America’s long history of racial division. More than three years into Obama’s presidency, ill feeling between the races is more prevalent than at any time in recent memory—a clear result of his style and the substance of his governance. The question is whether the opposition party and its candidate will dare say so. In what promises to be an ugly campaign, already...
  • Unlicensed driver pleads guilty in fatal Santa Rosa crosswalk hit-and-run crash

    05/11/2012 3:14:59 PM PDT · by whinecountry · 8 replies
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | May 10, 2012 | Paul Payne
    A Santa Rosa man pleaded guilty Thursday to a crosswalk hit-and-run crash that killed a 4-year-old boy and rekindled the debate about unlicensed drivers. Marcos Lopez Garcia, 24, admitted guilt for the three charges against him in the Aug. 18 death of Christopher “Buddy” Rowe near Santa Rosa’s Jacobs Park. Garcia, whose trial was scheduled to begin today, now faces a maximum 5-1/2 years in prison at his June 29 sentencing. The boy’s mother, Michelle Rowe, who was walking Buddy and his two sisters across West Ninth Street at the time of the crash, wiped her eyes with a tissue...
  • Balfour Guilty In Hudson Family Murders

    05/11/2012 2:57:18 PM PDT · by Petruchio · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/11/2012
    William Balfour on Friday was found guilty of killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson’s family in 2008. [snip] Balfour was found guilty of three counts of murder, as well as home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated kidnapping and possession of a stolen vehicle. The murder of the Oscar-winning actress’s family members grabbed national attention nearly four years ago. [snip to end]
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 5-11-12

    05/11/2012 2:56:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies ^ | 5-11-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • JPMorgan Is Tanking After Announcement Of Shock Losses Due To 'Egregious Mistakes'

    05/11/2012 2:23:06 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 10, 2012, 4:52 PM | Joe Weisenthal
    Shares of JPMorgan are off over 6% after hours. The reason? The company has shocked the world by announcing a surprise $2 billion+ trading loss in its synthetic derivatives portfolio. In particular, this paragraph from the company's 10-Q filing is what's causing people to get nervous: Since March 31, 2012, CIO has had significant mark-to-market losses in its synthetic credit portfolio, and this portfolio has proven to be riskier, more volatile and less effective as an economic hedge than the Firm previously believed. The losses in CIO's synthetic credit portfolio have been partially offset by realized gains from sales, predominantly...
  • 2 Illegal Aliens Protected By Sanctuary Policies Convicted Of Murder

    05/11/2012 1:36:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 11, 2012
    In unrelated cases that illustrate the high price communities pay for sanctuary policies, two illegal immigrants—both with extensive criminal records—were convicted of first-degree murder this week in different parts of a border state that has longed protected the undocumented. In San Francisco a jury found Edwin Ramos, a renowned gang banger, guilty of three first-degree murder counts for the 2008 killings of a 48-year-old man and his two sons. Ramos had a lengthy criminal record when he murdered the family, but San Francisco sanctuary laws shielded him from deportation. Judicial Watch obtained public records that show police knew Ramos was...
  • DOJ’s ‘Proof’ of Sheriff Joe’s ‘Racial Discrimination’ is Photo of a Chihuahua? Seriously?

    05/11/2012 12:56:53 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-11-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona If you needed a symbol of the utterly preposterous lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriffs Department (MCSO), this may well be it. On page 2 of the 32-page complaint, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, the Department of Justice references "insensitive" emails sent by MCSO employees. The prima fascie evidence? Read for yourself... MCSO supervisors involved in immigration enforcement have expressed anti-Latino bias, in one instance widely distributing an email that included a photograph of a Chihuahua dog dressed in swimming gear with the caption “A Rare Photo of...
  • S.E.C. Opens Investigation Into JPMorgan’s $2 Billion Loss

    05/11/2012 11:10:01 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/11/12 | BEN PROTESS and SUSANNE CRAIG
    Regulators are investigating potential civil violations surrounding the $2 billion loss that JPMorgan Chase disclosed on Thursday, raising further questions about trading activities at the nation’s biggest bank. The Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened a preliminary investigation into JPMorgan’s accounting practices and public disclosures about the trades, according to people briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case is not public. Regulators learned about the activities in April, and formally opened an investigation in recent days, the people said.
  • Gov. Deval Patrick: Ex-aide in sex flap can have job back

    05/11/2012 10:10:39 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies
    A state official who opted not to take a key Gaming Commission post amid controversy over past sex allegations will be welcomed back to his old job in the Patrick administration, the governor said yesterday. Gov. Deval Patrick indicated yesterday that Carl Stanley McGee can have his old job back but warned that the state’s powerful Gaming Commission needs to quickly regain its focus. “I think we have had a number of distractions from the central work of the Gaming Commission, and the central work is about getting a new protocol and new framework for expanded gaming up and running,...
  • California immigration plan to legalize workers faces hurdles

    05/11/2012 9:46:05 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/11/12 | Matt O'Brien
    In the past two years, Arizona and five other red states made national waves and raised constitutional questions by passing laws designed to crack down on illegal immigration. Now, lawmakers in the biggest blue state are poised to focus the immigration spotlight in another direction. A bill quietly moving through California's Legislature would grant state work permits to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who are already harvesting fields, cleaning offices and preparing fast-food. Frustrated that comprehensive immigration reform is a non-starter in Congress, proponents say the bill would allow California to solve a problem worsened by federal inaction. "We...
  • Uh oh: Another Law School Listed Elizabeth Warren as a "Minority"

    05/11/2012 9:43:11 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 11, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Is anyone else detecting a pattern here? Harvard University isn’t the only one of Elizabeth Warren’s employers to have described her as a minority; so did the University of Pennsylvania. According to Penn’s 2005 “Minority Equity Report,” it too identified Warren, who taught there from 1987 to 1995, as a minority. On page 16 of the report, the now-Massachusetts Senate candidate is listed as a winner of the school’s Lindback Award in 1994. Unlike other names listed, though, her name is italicized and bolded to indicate her status as a minority faculty member. It’s the first indication to date of...
  • Feinstein's bid for fundraising leniency stymies FEC

    05/11/2012 9:40:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/11/12 | Michael Doyle
    The Federal Election Commission this week struggled again with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's request for a loosening of the usual fundraising limits, in the wake of the massive embezzlement by former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee. The upshot: Feinstein didn't get the go-ahead she sought, but neither did the six-member FEC come to a official consensus decision on the key question. There could be more discussions to come. Feinstein asked the FEC for permission to raise more money from contributors who had already maxed out under federal campaign limits, . . .
  • California political miscreants inhabit East Bay

    05/11/2012 9:33:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/11/12 | Dan Walters
    The East Bay Municipal Water District captures water from the Sierra snowpack in reservoirs on the Mokelumne River and sends it via sealed pipeline 90 miles to customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, saying it "assures that all customers get high-quality drinking water ..." One wonders, however, whether the East Bay's water is contaminated by a germ that compels its politicians to misbehave. While there's a long history of aberrant behavior in the region, it's been particularly evident recently. Within a few months, East Bay politicians were arrested on a shoplifting charge (Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi), resigned after becoming involved...
  • Occupy's farm goal pales against research effort

    05/11/2012 9:22:15 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/11/12 | Chip Johnson
    Message to the Occupy the Farm folk. Don't fence us in. Because when you trespass on another person's land and claim it as your own, you leave the rest of us law-abiding folk with very few options. The property owners can ask police to throw you off the land, they can throw you off themselves or present a legal argument to have you removed and barred from ever returning. UC Berkeley officials chose option three earlier this week, filing a lawsuit seeking an injunction to have more than a dozen protesters removed from the university's Gill Tract, a 10-acre research...
  • INCIDENT: I Am A Threat

    05/11/2012 8:31:34 AM PDT · by null and void · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 5/8/12 | Joe Otto
    This is not an isolated case. Life as we have known it will cease to exist unless we all pour our efforts into this next election. Those who are “not interested” in politics will wish to God they had put efforts into this. The truly evil ones are less than 10% and follow satan. Those who have an entitlement mindset are about 35% (but they are also devoid of passion and essentially lazy). Our country was founded by 20% of the colony population. Which percentage will you be? My personal experience with U.S. Border Patrol. I am a threat. ...
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Seventy-Second Week in Office

    05/11/2012 8:30:41 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 5/11/2012 | Nachum
    President Obama's One Hundred and Seventy-Second Week in Office5/10/2012ObamanomicsCoal industry warns proposed EPA rule could force fourth of plants to closeObama: "Sometimes I Forget" About The Recession's SeverityInhofe Introduces Bill To Require EPA Appointees Be Confirmed By Senate: 'They Want To Put People Out Of Business'Obama administration tells California it's time to vote on high-speed railU.S. records first monthly budget surplus since 2008Obama: Europe should have followed U.S. economic leadObama Administration Spending Millions More to Push Americans Toward Alternative-Fuel and Electric Vehicles324,000 Women Dropped Out of Labor Force in Last Two Months--As Number of Women Not in Labor Force Hits...
  • Samaria Jews Take On IDF Function as Terror Mounts

    05/11/2012 7:49:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/12 | Maayana Miskin
    In light of a wave of attacks and carjackings on Judea and Samaria highways, civilians in the area have begun taking over from the IDF. A newly established group of Binyamin-area Israelis aims to protect the roads where the military has failed, Tatzpit reports. The group conducts routine patrols and has its own vehicles on the road to show a stronger security presence. The volunteer guards expressed hope that they would not permanently replace the IDF, but rather, would serve as a temporary back-up while the army prepares to handle the threat itself. “The army is obligated to protect the...
  • House Votes to Limit DOJ Funding Unless Holder Comes Clean (142 Democrats votes for it)

    05/11/2012 6:59:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2012 | M Catherine Evans
    The House voted on a controversial funding limit amendment Wednesday evening to stop Attorney General Holder from lying to Congress. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) Comments the move to cut off Holder's DOJ allowance for 2013 unless he tells the truth about the gun walking operation known as Fast and Furious. The amendment to H.R. 5326, an appropriations bill funding Holder's agency for 2013, was in response to a February 4, 2011 letter to Congress in which DOJ officials denied any involvement in Operation Fast and Furious. Months later after damaging contradictions and discrepancies surfaced the Department was forced to rescind...
  • Florida Supreme Court hears landmark foreclosure suit

    05/11/2012 6:48:42 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 19 replies
    RUTERS ^ | May 10 2012 | Michelle Conlin
    May 10 (Reuters) - The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday in a landmark lawsuit that could undo hundreds of thousands of foreclosures and open up banks to severe financial penalties in the state where they face the bulk of their foreclosure-fraud litigation.
  • Besides Obama, Who is Not Betraying America?

    05/11/2012 6:24:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 5/9/2012 | Eliana Benador
    Day in, day out, the destruction of America continues, with the constant violation of its Constitution, laws, traditions and patterns, which have helped make America the Superpower in the world, in the few years of her young existence. The encroaching of Liberalism via Democracy in America The civilized world has been confused by the term “freedom”. Democracy giving those equal rights and power to all, has misled entire populations with its natural corollary of “freedom” for all. The problem is that mankind is not in a state to understand that freedom is not truly free, just as it is for...
  • Breitbart witness: He dropped like sack of bricks

    05/11/2012 6:03:22 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 120 replies
    WND ^ | May 10, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A man who witnessed the collapse of conservative media icon Andrew Breitbart, the founder of and other sites, said he collapsed like a “sack of bricks” and died with a “thick white band” around his forehead. The testimony comes from Christopher Lasseter, 26, who was walking his dog outside the Brentwood Restaurant and saw Breitbart leave the eatery, cross the street and fall to the ground on the opposite side of the street. On assignment from WND, Los Angeles private investigator Paul Huebl found Lasseter Tuesday evening. In a video provided to WND and posted on YouTube, Huebl filmed...
  • EEOC Issues Job Guidelines That Limit Background Checks

    05/11/2012 5:58:42 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 21 replies
    Afro ^ | 5/9/12 | George E. Curry
    WASHINGTON (NNPA) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued updated recommendations that urge employers not to misuse criminal background checks in filling job openings. By a vote of 4-1 last week, the commissioners noted that African-Americans and Latinos may find it more difficult to find employment because of the widespread use of background checks. “Arrest and incarceration rates are particularly high for African-American and Hispanic men,” the EEOC report stated. “African Americans and Hispanics are arrested at a rate that is 2 to 3 times their proportion of the general population. Assuming that current incarnation rates remain unchanged,...
  • More spies in U.S. than ever, says ex-CIA officer

    05/11/2012 5:35:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    A former top CIA covert officer who ran one of the spy agency's secret domestic networks says there are now more foreign spies on U.S. soil than at the peak of the Cold War. The former officer, Hank Crumpton, who also served as deputy director of the CIA's Counter-Terrorism Center and led the U.S. response to 9/11, speaks candidly to Lara Logan about his life as a spy on 60Minutes, Sunday, May 13at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
  • Documentation Available to Support Obama and Hillary's Support of Gays in the Foreign Service

    05/11/2012 5:20:43 AM PDT · by Jumper · 2 replies
    Personal Experience | 11 May 2012 | Self
    Obama's Foreign Policy is a Mess, period. Consider for a moment that the US Department of State actively supports Gays in the Foreign Service (Read the end of this). Because there are so many Foreign Service Officers, and their partners now serving openly abroad, it may eventually become a policy issue with other countries. What would happen if France or one of the Islamic countries declared a sitting Ambassador or Political Officer persona nongrata and demanded their removal or recall for being GAY, or being the openly GAY State Department funded domestic partner? Does a country have the leverage to...
  • Justice Dept. Wants to Track All Cellphones Without a Warrant

    05/11/2012 5:19:24 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 22 replies
    New American ^ | 5-11-12 | Bob Adelmann
    In its relentless never-ending quest for more power to track and follow American citizens through their cellphones, the Department of Justice (DoJ) requested last week that Congress give them easier access to location data stored by cellphone service providers. Jason Weinstein, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice’s criminal division, argued that requiring a search warrant to gain such access would “cripple” his department’s efforts to investigate crime and criminals. Said Weinstein, There is really no fairness and no justice when the law applies differently to different people depending on which courthouse you’re sitting in. For that...
  • INCIDENT: I Am A Threat (My personal experience with U.S. Border Patrol.)

    05/11/2012 5:17:13 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 55 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 5/9/2012 | Joe Otto
    This is not an isolated case. Life as we have known it will cease to exist unless we all pour our efforts into this next election. Those who are “not interested” in politics will wish to God they had put efforts into this. The truly evil ones are less than 10% and follow satan. Those who have an entitlement mindset are about 35% (but they are also devoid of passion and essentially lazy). Our country was founded by 20% of the colony population. Which percentage will you be? I am a threat. This is not about any loss of freedom...
  • Don’t cry for Auntie Zeituni (Obamas Aunt at it again)

    05/11/2012 5:01:45 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/11/2012 | Howie Carr
    Auntie Zeituni has written a book. It’s called “Tears of Abuse,” on account of how tough she’s had it. Have I read it? Of course not. Have you read her nephew’s best-seller — Dreams from My Ghostwriter, I mean Father? No one has — it’s sold millions of copies, but until two weeks ago, not a single reader got far enough into it to learn that Obama was a dog-eater with “composite” girlfriends. Anyway, I have the press release on “Tears of Abuse,” which describes Auntie Zeituni’s journey to the United States “where she faces the unthinkable; failing health and...
  • Justice for Sabina: Man, 20, jailed for life (excerpted title)

    05/11/2012 4:48:49 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10 May 2012 | Rebecca Seales
    Justice for Sabina: Man, 20, jailed for life after dragging petite waitress from bike, raping her and strangling her to death with her bra Defiant to the last, Johnson asked judge, 'How can you clearly say I did anything?' Weeping O'Donnell family hug jurors, saying justice has finally been done Twenty-year-old Donte Johnson has been sentenced to life in prison plus 40-80 years for the 2010 rape and murder of Philadelphia waitress Sabina O’Donnell. Although the jury took under four hours to find Johnson guilty of dragging Miss O'Donnell from her bike, raping her and then strangling her to death...
  • Astronauts: Cool It on Warming

    05/11/2012 3:10:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 11, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    To the long list of right-wing, knuckle-dragging know-nothings who dare question so-called “global warming,” environmentalists now can add six Apollo astronauts, two rocket men who flew aboard Skylab, and a pair of former directors of the Johnson Space Center (JSC). These veterans of America’s space program are among the 49 retired NASA employees who recently asked the agency to halt what they consider its unscientific advocacy of climate alarmism. In a letter to NASA administrator Charles Bolden Jr., these rocket scientists, space explorers, and other men and women of reason requested that “NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies...
  • Render Unto Caesar: Troops Fight On Obama's Behalf?

    05/11/2012 2:11:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | May 10, 2012 | Editor
    Leadership: Lost in his gay marriage flip-flop was the president's claim that our armed forces fight for him, not their country. It was like following his spiking of the football over the Osama bin Laden kill with an end-zone dance. Few caught the revealing Freudian slip during President Obama's interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News in which he said he no longer considered what he described to evangelist Rick Warren in the election year of 2008 as the "sacred union" of marriage to be just between one man and one woman. But there it was, from the lips of...
  • Sen. Cornyn: Holder’s ‘arrogance knows no bounds’

    05/11/2012 1:25:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 9, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder needs to comply with the congressional subpoena demanding documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious. Cornyn also said he thinks Holder’s demonstrable failure to comply with House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa’s subpoena for Fast and Furious documents is an indicator of his overall disregard for congressional oversight. “It’s abundantly clear that when it comes to cooperating with Congress, the Attorney General’s arrogance knows no bounds,” Cornyn told TheDC. President Barack Obama now has a responsibility to step forward and make...
  • Churchgoer rips off ear over dirty dishes [New Zealand]

    05/11/2012 1:00:35 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    NZ News ^ | 11 May 2012 | anon
    A Palmerston North churchgoer ripped off part of a fellow parishioner's earlobe and gave him a black eye when she became enraged because dishes were not washed after a service. Ateliana Lei Malu, 52, pleaded guilty in Palmerston North District Court on Thursday to assaulting the man at a church meeting in March, the Manawatu Standard reported. Police told the court that she wrestled him to the ground ...
  • Relations Remain Icy Between Pakistan and the US

    05/11/2012 12:29:08 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    Spiegelonline ^ | 5/10/2012 | Hasnain Kazim and Gerhard Spörl
    Washington and Islamabad have barely been on speaking terms since US forces killed Osama bin Laden last year. But with American and NATO troops set to leave neighboring Afghanistan soon, nuclear-armed Pakistan has little motivation to improve relations. Hatred of the US is growing in the country. ~snip~ Pakistan is a wild country, thrown into turmoil by the war in Afghanistan. Militant religious leaders have assumed cultural hegemony. They become frenzied over the arrogance of the US superpower, its drone attacks in the border regions and the killing of Osama bin Laden a year ago. Support for such leaders extends...
  • EU: It’s too late for Germany to save the euro

    05/10/2012 11:54:01 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/10/2012 | Jeremy Warner
    Despite belated gestures from Berlin, the single currency cannot survive if and when Greece leaves it. Greece’s motorcycling Marxist, Alexis Tsipras, makes an unlikely champion, with his commuter leathers and largely unrealistic Left-wing views, but he seems to be about the best of a bad bunch right now. As far as I can see, he’s the only member of the Greek political class who makes any kind of sense, albeit only marginally so and with one rather important deficiency. Rightly, he’s rejected Berlin’s austerity programme as “barbaric” and counter-productive (though, incongruously, he rides to parliament on a German-made BMW), but...
  • Ex-Marine's 'Best Buy-cott' gathers steam over radical Muslim ties

    05/10/2012 11:46:16 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/11/2012 | Rusty Weiss
    In April the Minnesota branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced that retail giant Best Buy had become a “Platinum Sponsor” for its fifth anniversary banquet. And former U.S. Marine James Canning decided to do something about it.In a YouTube video, the Iraq and Beirut veteran demonstrated his frustration with “one of his favorite stores” by cutting his Best Buy “Reward Zone” card in half.“Because of this support Best Buy has been giving the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR, I can no longer conduct business with Best Buy.”<snip>“When you’ve got a company that supports an organization that supports terrorism,” Canning...
  • Chinese sovereign wealth fund stops buying European government debt

    05/10/2012 11:29:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:49PM BST 10 May 2012 | Louise Armitstead
    The eurozone has lost a crucial lifeline as China's biggest sovereign wealth fund said it no longer wanted to buy European government debt. Amid resurgent political and financial crisis in Spain and Greece, Gao Ziqing, head of the China Investment Corporation (CIC), said the $440-billion (£273 billion) fund was "looking at opportunities in Europe" but added: "We don't want to buy any government bonds." Eurozone leaders have tried to attract investors from Asia to help mop up excess sovereign debt. Both China and Japan have been supportive in the past, in part because Europe is one of their biggest export...
  • Ohio Police Load Up on Free Military Weapons

    05/10/2012 11:21:09 PM PDT · by yank in the UK · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Ohio’s police departments are stockpiling military equipment and weapons, including mini-tanks, through a Defense Department program that gives communities free access to surplus gear.   Last year, Ohio police got $12 million in weapons and gear through the Pentagon program, which gave out $500 million worth of free military goods to law enforcement agencies around the country, according to the Dayton Daily News.
  • Obama: 'Sometimes I Forget' Magnitude of the Recession (video)

    05/10/2012 10:56:03 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5-10-12 | THE ONE (in his own words)
    President Obama, speaking earlier today at a campaign event in Seattle, Washington: It was a house of cards and it collapsed in the most destructive, worst crisis that we’ve seen since the Great Depression," Obama said. "And sometimes people forget the magnitude of it. You know, you saw some of that in the video that was shown. Sometimes I forget." Mitt Romney's press secretary, Andrea Saul, responds: "It’s not surprising that a president who forgot to create jobs, forgot to cut the debt, and forgot to change Washington has now admitted that he’s forgotten about the recession. In fact, it...
  • KUHNER: Obama’s homosexual America

    05/10/2012 9:32:04 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 10, 2012 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    President Obama has made it official: He now supports same-sex marriage. It is his latest onslaught on traditional America. Mr. Obama has made history. He is our first commander in chief to openly embrace legalizing homosexual and lesbian unions. He has crossed a cultural watershed, paving the way for the eventual triumph of the homosexual agenda. Rather than being a victory for “civil rights” or “marital equality,” Mr. Obama’s decision puts America on the path to moral disintegration. We are one step closer to becoming like secular, post-Christian Europe. For years, Mr. Obama claimed his position was “evolving.” Facing re-election...
  • George Zimmerman: Did he shoot Trayvon Martin in self defense? (Video walkthrough of scene)

    05/10/2012 9:18:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    WJLA-TV ^ | Thursday, May 10, 2012 | Scott Thuman
    George Zimmerman admits he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. But was it self defense? ABC7's Scott Thuman went inside the Sanford, Florida neighborhood where the shooting happened. He talks with Frank Taaffe, a friend of Zimmerman's, and a former neighborhood watch volunteer himself, who says it was self defense. Taafe shows us what he says eye witnesses told him happened that night in the Twin Lakes neighborhood. In this now infamous neighborhood, there's almost as much foot traffic as vehicle traffic. There's a cut-through frequented by kids, some following the very same footsteps as Trayvon Martin. But in an area...
  • JPMorgan Chase acknowledges $2B loss in trading portfolio

    05/10/2012 8:58:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, May 10, 2012, 11:34 PM | (Via Associated Press)
    JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, said Thursday that it lost $2 billion in the past six weeks in a trading portfolio designed to hedge against risks the company takes with its own money. The company’s stock plunged almost 7% in after-hours trading after the loss was announced. Other bank stocks, including Citigroup and Bank of America, suffered heavy losses as well. “The portfolio has proved to be riskier, more volatile and less effective as an economic hedge than we thought,” CEO Jamie Dimon told reporters. “There were many errors, sloppiness and bad judgment.” The trading loss...
  • New rules authorize government to destroy Obama's draft records

    05/10/2012 8:55:42 PM PDT · by thesaleboat · 9 replies
    Times 247 ^ | 7 may 2010 | Alan Jones
    Changes in the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements, made days after the opening of an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Barack Obama’s Selective Service registration form, raise serious questions about U.S. government intentions. ... The Selective Service System’s new privacy rules were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, four days after the September 16 announcement by World Net Daily that the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case Posse” was opening an inquiry with full subpoena power into alleged forgery of several documents concerning Obama’s birth and draft registration. ... Changing the...
  • Police Brutality Reactivates the Anti-Putin Movement in Moscow

    05/10/2012 8:44:56 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 5/10/2012 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    President Vladimir Putin proceeded smoothly from inauguration on May 7 to overseeing a massive Soviet-style military parade on Red Square on May 9. Putin’s choice as Prime Minister, former president Dmitry Medvedev, was easily voted into office by the Duma. On Red Square, some 14,000 men in Soviet-style gold-glittering parade uniforms and most wearing peaked hats goose-stepped to the thrill of martial music produced by a 1,100-member joint military orchestra. Tanks, self-propelled guns, missiles and armored vehicles (over 100 pieces) rolled past Putin, flanked on the stand by Medvedev and Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov (RIA Novosti, May 9). Putin’s speeches...
  • Norris Column: Soros and Obama vs. Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    05/10/2012 8:43:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    News Busters ^ | April 24, 2012 | 18:14 | Chuck Norris
    For many, the term "sheriff" conjures up images of the Old West. A few may consider a sheriff to have some form of outdated and obsolete political office. But for me and countless other patriots across our nation, a sheriff is the epitome of good and necessary county law enforcement. As documented on the Durham County, N.C., website, the position of sheriff originated in England more than 1,000 years ago, known then as a shire-reeve, who was "the steward of the King's estates, guardian of the peace, judge and jury of the Shire County (county court) and was the local...
  • 50 Years Later, a Bullying Case Snares Romney

    05/10/2012 7:08:30 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 76 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | May 10, 2012 | ASHLEY PARKER and JODI KANTOR
    The day after President Obama endorsed gay marriage, Mitt Romney found himself responding to allegations that as a teenager he taunted a prep school classmate who later came out as gay.
  • DA meets with mother of [thug] Ja'Quares Walker; activist says questions remain [of course]

    05/10/2012 7:02:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies [AL] ^ | May 08, 2012 | Jeremy Gray
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Shortly after holding a press conference this afternoon to say that authorities are not giving her the information she deserves about the shooting death of her 13-year-old son, Latonya Walker met with Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls. Falls said Walker had not contacted him before she and community activist Frank Matthews held today's press conference. Falls said he met with her and Matthews today for 45 minutes. Normally, Falls said, the DA's office will not contact family members after a decision made not to file charges in a case. They never meet with family's of defendants...
  • Sheriff Joe demands Obama draft registration

    05/10/2012 6:41:05 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 47 replies
    WND ^ | May 10, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Providing proof that Sheriff Joe Arpaio intends to continue his investigation of President Obama’s eligiblity, his Cold Case Posse has pressed the director of the Selective Service System not to destroy any microfilm records that may yet exist of Obama’s 1980 draft registration form. In an emergency letter Wednesday to Selective Service System Director Lawrence Romo, Mike Zullo, the lead investigator in the Cold Case Posse, asked for reassurance that the microfilm records still exist. “We would like to be assured of the disposition of the microfilm reel or reels containing President Obama’s Selective Service registration form,” Zullo wrote. “Please...
  • Breaking: Alleged Tennessee family kidnapper dead, girls found safe

    05/10/2012 6:18:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Staff+AP
    The man suspected of kidnapping four women in a Tennessee family and killing a mother and daughter was caught Thursday evening, police say. Adam Mayes, 35, on America’s Most Wanted Fugitive List, was caught in Mississippi, Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards confirmed. Police say the two daughters that Mayes allegedly abducted, Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, were both found alive and safe. Mayes and his wife, Teresa, are charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Jo Ann Bain, 31, and her daughter, Adrienne, 14. Their bodies were found buried outside the Mayes' home a week after they...
  • Movie Trailer

    05/10/2012 5:32:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5-10-12
    Campaign video.