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  • Disgrace: Phoenix VA Dumps Sick Veterans Into 'Secret Waiting Lists,' Some Die of Negligence

    04/24/2014 6:28:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Prepare to be enraged by this exclusive investigative report from CNN. As Allahpundit notes, the media has been documenting the VA's egregiously poor treatment of our veterans for some time, blowing the whistle on horrific conditions and scandalously long wait times for care. But the new revelations introduce an additional, more sinister, element into the equation: Lethal, ass-covering corruption. An absolute disgrace: At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by...
  • Michelle Obama Bows Out of Topeka Graduation Speech

    04/24/2014 6:22:33 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2014, 2:57 PM PDT | Debra Heine
    It wasn't personal, they say - the students just didn't want to share their big day with the First Lady and deal with the security headaches that hosting a big name speaker would entail. More than 1,750 of them had signed a petition protesting Obama's appearance at the graduation ceremony because security concerns would have limited the number of friends and family they could invite. Via The Hill: Instead of delivering a graduation speech, Obama will speak before the school district the day before graduation, and will deliver remarks at a "Senior Recognition Day." *** In a statement to The...
  • Fighters strike the right note on national security

    04/24/2014 6:20:13 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies
    The Australian ^ | 24th April 2014 | Greg Sheridan
    .....The Abbott government has made the right decision in announcing the purchase of 58 more JSFs. This will provide ultimately a fleet of 72 of the most formidable fighter jets the world has seen. Bill Shorten deserves credit for backing this decision. His instincts on geostrategic issues are all sound, which is good for the Labor Party, and for Australia. The JSF acquisition speaks to the character of the Abbott government and settles several theological questions about its approach to defence. The Abbott government is clearly serious about security. It wants the Australian Defence Force to have a high-end war-...
  • Richard H. Hoggart, 95, ‘Chatterley’ Defender, Dies

    04/24/2014 6:18:00 PM PDT · by Borges · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/24/2014 | PAUL VITELLO
    Richard H. Hoggart, a pioneering British cultural historian who was most widely known outside academia as the star witness for “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” in a 1960 trial that ended British censorship of that novel, died on April 10 in London. He was 95. His death, at a nursing home, was announced by Goldsmiths College of the University of London, where Professor Hoggart was the warden, or provost, from 1976 until his retirement in 1984. Professor Hoggart was a senior lecturer in English literature and the author of a seminal analysis of changes in working-class culture in England when he was...
  • Resistance to urban renewal in historic [Armenian] Black Sea town

    04/24/2014 6:08:12 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin
    Although Turkey’s Council of State granted a stay of execution on a controversial urban renewal project, the Prime Ministry’s Housing Development Administration (TOKİ) has geared up to partly demolish a sleepy Black Sea town which was home to Armenians in the past, triggering local resistance. Hemşin lies next to its touristic neighbor Çamlıhemşin in the eastern Black Sea province of Rize. Tea growing is the primary source of income for the 2,300 people living in the town. Former mayor Başar Cumbur was the first official who came up with the urban renewal idea in 2006. “Our goal was about protecting...
  • Memos: Clinton White House used immigration issue to defeat Republicans

    04/24/2014 5:42:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Notes and memos just released by former President Bill Clinton's library reveal that the administration's political team schemed to use the immigration issue to defeat Republicans. Just months into the new administration, memos were swapped inside White House offices discussing how to use immigration to knock out Republicans in California, Texas, New York and other states. In one memo to former Clinton deputy Rahm Emanuel, now mayor of Chicago, a top aide wrote, “Immigration will be one of the top two or three issues in the California governor's race in 1994, and I suspect the issue will be significant in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 25 April 2014

    04/24/2014 5:29:27 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 34 replies
    April 24, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Remember, the Canteen is...
  • Peter Jackson retitles The Hobbit part three The Battle of the Five Armies

    04/24/2014 5:27:11 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 12 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Thursday 24 April 2014 13.03 EDT | Ben Child
    The New Zealand film-maker made the announcement following weeks of speculation surrounding the movie, which was previously titled There and Back Again. The third installment of Jackson's adaptation of JRR Tolkien's book is due in cinemas this December. The Oscar-winning director said the change had been made because the old title no longer felt right for a trilogy, having been conceived back when the film-makers planned a two-part adaptation of the 1937 fantasy fable. "There and Back Again felt like the right name for the second of a two films telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo's arrival...
  • Wyoming governor: Some Internet posts about refugees are racist

    04/24/2014 5:23:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | Laura Hancock
    Some of the opinions on the Internet about refugee resettlement in Wyoming are inaccurate and racist, Gov. Matt Mead said. Wyoming is the only state without a formal refugee resettlement program, but there are likely refugees living in the Cowboy State, Mead said in an interview Wednesday with the Star-Tribune. At this point, Mead is working with volunteers to gain more information about establishing a refugee program in the state. Wyomingites will get to comment on a program as it’s developed, he said.
  • By the Content of Their Character

    04/24/2014 5:12:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | Henry Payne
    Jennifer Gratz is a model of diversity. The daughter of a policeman and a secretary in Southfield, Mich., she was the first person in her family to apply to college, sporting a résumé that included a 3.8 grade point average, 25 ACT score, and membership in the National Honor Society and student council. She was class vice president. Yet she was denied admission to the University of Michigan because racial preferences stacked the deck against her and her white, Asian, Indian, and Jewish peers by granting 20 points to black or Latino students, on an 80-point scale; a perfect standardized...
  • Japanese MP [claims] Obama CHEATS...looming divorce is 'an open secret'

    04/24/2014 5:12:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4/24/14 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    A prominent Japanese politician has raised hackles as Barack Obama visits Tokyo by claiming it's an 'open secret' that he and the first lady are headed for divorce, and that the president has been using Secret Service agents to cover for him as he pursues extramarital affairs. Kazuyuki Hamada, who sits in the upper house of Japan's parliament, earned his PhD a half-mile from the White House at George Washington University, and emerged as a shrill commentator on America's economy and foreign policy.
  • Marine tells Sen. Landrieu why she is wrong about Health Care

    04/24/2014 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 3 replies
    Awesome 3:36 video. The Fox News link should go viral.
  • Where I've Been the Last Week

    04/24/2014 4:59:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH:  Hi ya, folks, greetings to you music lovers, thrill-seekers, conversationalists all across the fruited plain.  It is time once again for compelling broadcast excellence.  It's great to be back with you.  El Rushbo here at 800-282-2882. If you want to be on the program, it's 800-282-2882.  And the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.  You people on the other side of the glass have gotta help me out. What was said about my absence? I don't even remember what I said, does anybody know?  Does the audience know where I was and what happened?  (Interruption)  Right. Okay, weeks ago I...
  • Cliven Bundy: "Now Let Me Talk About The Spanish People"

    04/24/2014 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Third Person · 42 replies
    RCP ^ | April 24th, 2014 | Staff
    CLIVEN BUNDY: Now let me talk about the Spanish people. You know, I understand that they come over here against our Constitution and cross our borders. But they're here and they're people. I worked side-by-side with a lot of them. Don't tell me they don't work, and don't tell me they don't pay taxes. Don't tell me they don't have better family structures than most of us white people. When you see those Mexican families, they're together. They picnic together. They're spending their time together. And I'll tell you, in my way of thinking, they're awful nice people. We need...
  • Low-carb ketogenic diet takes on low-fat diet for diabetes: Undisputed winner

    04/24/2014 4:28:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 23, 2014 | Samantha Chang
    Low-carb, high-fat diets outperformed low-fat diets for managing and even reversing type 2 diabetes, Diabetes.co.uk reported. According to an eight-year study conducted by the Second University of Naples, men and women who followed the low-carb, higher-fat Mediterranean diet were able to come off their diabetes drugs and reverse their diabetes symptoms more readily than people who followed a low-fat diet.In the study, two groups of diabetic men and women were instructed to either follow a low-fat diet or a low-carb, high-fat Mediterranean diet that was comprised of at least 30% fat.The results showed that the higher-fat, low-carb dieters were able...
  • Moose puts schools in lockdown

    04/24/2014 4:05:44 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 28 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 24, 2014 | Nathan Taylor
    ORILLIA, Ont. -- Local students were ordered to stay in their classrooms Thursday while emergency crews dealt with a 600-pound threat -- a female moose, estimated to be about two years old, which had made her way onto a property near Monsignor Lee Catholic School and Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary Schools. "How Canadian is that?" Tyler Evans said upon learning a moose was behind the safety precaution. "In the States they're getting locked down because of bomb threats, and we're getting locked down because of a moose," the Patrick Fogarty student said. The schools were put in hold-and-secure mode, meaning...
  • Naval Base Security Alert Prompted by Sailor Playing with Air Soft Pistol

    04/24/2014 4:03:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 | R. Stickney
    A sailor playing with an air soft gun inside a Navy barracks prompted an alertA sailor playing with an air soft gun inside a Navy barracks prompted a security response and shelter-in-place order on Naval Base Point Loma, Navy officials confirmed to NBC 7 Thursday. Base Commanding Officer Scott Adams described the suspect as "a young, enlisted sailor" who lives on base. "He was actually firing shots of the air soft pistol out of the window toward a mirror in the parking lot," Adams said. A tenant of the base called security personnel and reported an armed person around 10...
  • Elmo’s Voice Cleared of Sex Abuse Charges (Statute of Limitations)

    04/24/2014 3:41:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Time ^ | April 23, 2014 | Denver Nicks
    Kevin Clash, the voice of everyone’s favorite ticklish red puppet, resigned from Sesame Street amid allegations of sexual abuse, but the case was dismissed and recently upheld due to "statute of limitations," an attorney for one of the accusers said. SNIP “The case was dismissed because of the statute of limitations. There is no ruling on the merits,” said an attorney for Sheldon Stephens, 25, Clash’s first accuser. SNIP
  • Chicago to name school after Obama

    04/24/2014 3:07:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    thehill.com ^ | april 24, 2014 | justin sink
    The city of Chicago on Thursday announced plans for construction of a $60-million selective-enrollment high school that would be named for President Obama. The 1,200-student Barack Obama College Preparatory High School would be built in Stanton Park, blocks away from the former site of the notorious Cabrini-Green housing project, according to the Chicago Tribune.  The project was announced by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as the president's first chief of staff. The White House has placed an emphasis on redesigning high school curriculum to focus more on math and science, and better preparing students for expanding career fields.
  • Group finds duplicate voters around Virginia

    04/24/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 4-24-14 | Kennric Ward
    RICHMOND, Va. – A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday. And that’s just the beginning. “The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us,” Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections. George acknowledged that the number of voters who actually cast multiple ballots is relatively small. In the case of Maryland and Virginia, he revealed that 164 people voted in both states during the 2012 election....
  • GOP candidate for NY governor blasts Cuomo for telling pro-lifers they’re not welcome

    04/24/2014 2:58:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 24, 2014 | DUSTIN SIGGINS
    Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY, April 23, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Rob Astorino is in his fifth year as county executive of Westchester County, New York. And he says he's the right man for the job of governor of New York State, a position currently held by Democrat Andrew Cuomo. Astorino, who was recently in Washington to solicit support and fundraising dollars from the Susan B. Anthony List, defended the right to life in an interview with LifeSiteNews. He also criticized Cuomo, who said in January that conservatives "who are right to life...
  • Ideologues bootstrap assisted suicide to homosexual push

    04/24/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 24, 2014 | WESLEY J. SMITH
    The Hemlock Society Compassion and Choices has no shame. Now, they have bootstrapped assisted suicide onto the recent success of LGBT issues. From one of its ubiquitous emails: 1994 was a different time in America. A vicious plague was erasing entire communities across America and hope was scarce. The dark specter of HIV/AIDS loomed large as treatment options were unreliable, and many research programs were starved for funding. Too many in the LGBT community in the later stages of this disease–seeing their friends and loved ones torn apart by it–turned to desperate acts of violence to escape the inevitable, and often excruciating...
  • SEAN HANNITY Responds to Bundy’s “Beyond Repugnant, Beyond Despicable” Racist Comments (Video)

    04/24/2014 1:46:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 322 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-24-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Full title- "SEAN HANNITY Responds to Cliven Bundy’s “Beyond Repugnant, Beyond Despicable” Racist Comments (Video)" The New York Times broke the story today about Cliven Bundy’s racist comments to supporters during one his recent rallies. Bundy said “the negro” would be better under slavery than sitting collecting welfare “in front of the government house.” This afternoon Sean Hannity responded to Bundy’s comments on his radio show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-m3JW-eK3kRancher Cliven Bundy decided to lecture his supporters on slavery and the “negro” on Saturday. Media Matters posted the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbnRnhrNFEYPosted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:30 PM The New York...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Gets Resume From Girl with Jobless Dad

    04/24/2014 12:46:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/24/2014
    Michelle Obama’s annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the first lady his resume. The first lady seemed a little taken aback but then explained to the other children, who might not have heard the girl’s comment, that the matter was “a little private, but she’s doing something for her dad.” Mrs. Obama promised to deal with the matter later. When the...
  • White House Disputes Report on Keystone XL Decision (Official line: Nobody knows how O will decide)

    04/24/2014 12:38:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/24/2014 | Jason Plautz
    The White House is pushing back against a Rolling Stone magazine story that cites two "high-level" Obama administration sources saying President Obama intends to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. "Nobody who knows POTUS' thinking on Keystone is talking and nobody who is talking knows," White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said on Twitter Wednesday evening. In the Rolling Stone story published online Wednesday, veteran climate writer Jeff Goodell writes that the unnamed administration sources told him Obama has "all but decided to deny the permit for the pipeline," although the piece notes "no final decision has been made." Later, the story...
  • Planned Parenthood closes office in Kauai, Hawaii

    04/24/2014 12:21:31 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu Apr 24, 2014 09:41 EST | BY BEN JOHNSON
    KAUAI, HI, April 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood has closed yet another facility due to declining business, this one on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Known simply as the Kauai Clinic, the Planned Parenthood office provides abortion referrals, the abortifacient morning after pill, and “LGBT services.”
  • FDA proposes first e-cigarette rules, including banning sales to minors

    04/24/2014 12:06:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 24, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry.
  • Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves... [Bundy Echoes Black Writer]

    04/24/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Amazon ^ | Star Parker
    Uncle Sam’s Plantation is an incisive look at how government manipulates, controls, and ultimately devastates the lives of the poor—and what Americans must do to stop it. Once a hustler and welfare addict who was chewed up and spit out by the ruthless welfare system, Star Parker sheds much needed light on the bungled bureaucratic attempts to end poverty and reveals the insidious deceptions perpetrated by self-serving politicians. “Star Parker rocks the world. She is an iconoclast that must be listened to and reckoned with.” ―Sean Hannity “Star Parker’s important new book helps advance the understanding—critical for all Americans—that prosperity...
  • Bundy’s Racial Rhetoric (A nation can survive its cranks, but not a criminal government)

    04/24/2014 11:42:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 24, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Cliven Bundy’s racial rhetoric is indefensible, and it has inspired a lot of half-bright commentary from the left today directed at your favorite correspondent, mostly variations on this theme: Don’t you feel stupid for having compared him to Mohandas Gandhi? Short version: No. There is a time to break the law, and the fact that the law is against you does not mean that justice is against you. The law was against Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., too. That does not mean that what is transpiring in Nevada is the American Revolution or the civil-rights movement; it means that...
  • BREAKING: Cliven Bundy Responds To Charges Of Racism: ‘The Statement Was Right’

    04/24/2014 11:40:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 133 replies
    “That’s exactly what I said. I said I’m wondering if they’re better off under government subsidy, and their young women are having the abortions and their young men are in jail, and their older women and their children are standing, sitting out on the cement porch without nothing to do, you know, I’m wondering: Are they happier now under this government subsidy system than they were when they were slaves, and they was able to have their family structure together, and the chickens and garden, and the people had something to do? And so, in my mind I’m wondering, are...
  • What Georgia’s expansive new pro-gun law does

    04/24/2014 10:57:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2014 | Niraj Chokshi
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed into law Wednesday a pro-gun package that groups on both sides of the gun control debate describe as exceptional. The National Rifle Association calls it ”the most comprehensive pro-gun bill in state history.” Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun control group founded by shooting victim and former congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), calls it ”the most extreme gun bill in America.”
  • The left's secret club plans for 2014, 2016 (Pulling the country further to the left)

    04/24/2014 11:25:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 24, 2014 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Some of the country’s biggest Democratic donors — including Tom Steyer and Jonathan Soros — are huddling behind closed doors next week in Chicago with union bigwigs and progressive superstars like Bill de Blasio to plan how to pull their party — and the country — to the left. The setting is the annual spring meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a secretive club of wealthy liberals that’s the closest thing the left has to the vaunted Koch brothers’ political network. The DA, as the liberal group is known to insiders, is increasing its ranks of rich donors for the first...
  • Why the Left Will Never Abandon ‘Global Warming’

    04/24/2014 11:17:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 4/24/2014 | Jack Kerwick
    It won’t surprise readers of this column to learn that the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCG) insists that unless “global warming” is addressed, the planet promises to suffer all manner of evil. Courtesy of “coastal flooding” and “storm surges,” “urban populations” especially are susceptible to “the risk of death, injury, and disrupted livelihoods [.]” To a far greater extent than any other issue, that of Global Warming reveals what makes the leftist mind tick.
  • Here are the most and least expensive states to live in the U.S. April 24, 2014, 12:50 PM ET

    04/24/2014 11:17:45 AM PDT · by illiac · 15 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 4/24/14 | MarketWatch
    For the first time, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis released price-adjusted estimates of personal income for states and metropolitan areas for 2008 to 2012, and it shows that, at the very least, it’s more expensive for Members of Congress to live in the nation’s capital on their $174,000 salary than in any state from which they hail. The results show the District of Columbia, in 2012, had the highest “regional price parity” of any state. Granted, D.C.’s really a city, not a state, and set against their more natural comparisons, it ranks fifth, behind the Urban Honolulu area,...
  • ‘420’ Revelers Leave Golden Gate Park with 10,000 Pounds of Garbage

    04/24/2014 11:10:56 AM PDT · by This Just In · 30 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 23, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    The mellow, "peace now," countercultural, environmentally conscious “420” celebration deposited 10,000 pounds of garbage on what is known as Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park, leaving volunteers and park workers to clean up the mess.
  • Great news: Another wave of health-plan cancellations on the way?

    04/24/2014 10:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    A new report on ObamaCare would tend to distract from the White House victory lap earlier in the month, and might even – gasp! — “re-open” the debate that Barack Obama insisted was closed. Don’t look for this information on the right-wing blogs, though. Vox’s Sarah Kliff, formerly at the Washington Post, warns that another class of policies will get canceled due to coverage mandates, and that will put some lower-income Americans in a fiscal bind: The Obama administration is quietly trying to stamp out some of the skimpiest health plans, a decision that industry officials say could trigger yet...
  • Bundy Responds To NYT, Defends "Slavery" Comments

    04/24/2014 10:44:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 194 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/24/2014 | Caleb Howe
    [embeddable youtube of audio is at the link] "That's exactly what I said. I said I'm wondering if they're better off under government subsidy, and their young women are having the abortions and their young men are in jail, and their older women and their children are standing, sitting out on the cement porch without nothing to do, you know, I'm wondering: Are they happier now under this government subsidy system than they were when they were slaves, and they was able to have their family structure together, and the chickens and garden, and the people had something to do?...
  • SpiritHouse Breaks the Silence On Unlawful Murders of Black People

    04/24/2014 10:36:56 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 22 replies
    Afro ^ | 4/23/14 | LaTrina Antoine
    Family members shared stories of their Black male relatives killed in extrajudicial crimes, part of the Spirithouse Project’s first break the silence movement in D.C., April 22, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW. “This is not a press conference with famous people, this a press conference for the relatives of victims who have been murdered [in anti-Black hate crimes] because we think they are the most important voices and their voices must be heard and respected as being the legitimate voice of this new movement,” Ruby Sales, founder and director of the Spirithouse Project told the {AFRO}....
  • Bulletproof Subways A Sign Of Violent Times?

    04/24/2014 10:16:32 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 26 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | April 24, 2014 | John Dodge
    CHICAGO (CBS) — While out on an unrelated assignment, CBS 2 investigative reporter Dave Savini decided to stop by a South Side Subway sandwich shop for a meal. Savini was struck by the fact that the counter of the store at 116th Street and South Halsted was encased in bullet-proof glass. Such a sight would be common at crime magnets like gas stations or currency exchanges, but a Subway?
  • Harry Reid: From Cowboy Poets To Crooks and Terrorists

    04/24/2014 10:12:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Corruption: The senator who once guarded funding for a cowboy poetry festival in his home state now thinks those who stand in the way of his family's increasing fortunes for defending their land are domestic terrorists. Cliven Bundy now finds himself being called a "domestic terrorist" for disputing the payment of grazing fees to a federal government he believes does not or at least should not own the 84% of Nevada that his cattle graze upon. "Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They're nothing more than domestic terrorists," said Sen. Harry Reid last Thursday. "I...
  • 86-year-old WWII veteran being sued by country club over property

    04/24/2014 10:08:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    FOX 4 News ^ | April 23, 2014 | Melissa Stern
    <p>OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Family members of an 86-year-old World War II veteran say he’s being harassed by a well-known golf course.</p> <p>Virgil Wesley has lived in his home since 1995. Family members say Brookridge Country Club is suing Wesley for $75,000, because they allege 60 square feet of his garage is on country club property, according to a survey.</p>
  • Farewell Greatness and Freedom

    04/24/2014 10:08:24 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 2 replies
    Unknown | Unknown | Unknown Marine Vet
    This is what your humble observer has been attempting to say since before the 2012 "coronation" of the king of the radical gaggle enumerated in the sadly sagacious musing of the Marine below. Bottom line: There will be blood or you will become a slave to these criminals -- perhaps, in that order, if it turns out badly for our side, both. If you don't have the stomach for that sort of thing, gently clank your chains and down on your knees. db "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."James Madison...
  • Unofficial Enforcer of Ruling on Race in College Admissions

    04/24/2014 10:01:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | Adam Liptak
    ... Mr. Blum does not give up easily. He has started a series of websites seeking plaintiffs. “Were you denied admission to the University of North Carolina?” one asks. “It may be because you’re the wrong race.” The site features a picture of a student who appears to be Asian-American. There is a form to fill out and a bit of hand holding. Mr. Blum’s group, the Project on Fair Representation, “covers all expenses,” the site says. “In every similar case during the last 12 years or so, no individual was required to appear or testify in any court or...
  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan Predicted the Future of the Black Family...[Bundy Echoed Democrat]

    04/24/2014 9:57:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Beyond Black and White ^ | 1/17/13 | Jamilia Akil
    The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, the 78-page report written by a then 38-year old Daniel Patrick ‘Pat’ Moynihan, an assistant secretary of labor for policy in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, was never supposed to see the light of day. The Negro Family, which later came to be widely known simply as “The Moynihan Report,” did not even originally have Moynihan’s name on it’s cover–the document was only meant to be distributed to high-ranking members of the Johnson administration in order to spur discussion regarding what policies could be implemented in order to assist the Negro family...
  • Oregon county puts stop to incinerating aborted babies for electricity: ‘we are outraged’

    04/24/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 04/24/2014 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    SALEM, Oregon, April 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Marion County Board of Commissioners announced late Wednesday that they are putting a stop to a waste-to-energy facility’s program that was incinerating aborted babies to produce electricity. The B.C. Catholic’s Steve Weatherbe revealed April 21 that the British Columbia government was sending fetal remains to the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility to be burned along with other medical waste. The story made national news after LifeSiteNews reported on the revelation Wednesday afternoon. “We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility,” said Commissioner Janet...
  • Mom charged after daughter’s alleged attacker tries to flee U.S. ( Muslim -VA to Saudi Arabia )

    04/24/2014 9:30:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | April 22nd, 2014 | KEITH EPPS
    The mother of an autistic 17-year-old Stafford County girl who was sexually assaulted Saturday has been accused of helping the teen’s attacker try to leave the country, court records show. Hamad Mastour Alsuwat, 20, was arrested Sunday at Dulles International Airport as he was boarding a plane bound for his native Saudi Arabia, police said. He is charged in Stafford with object sexual penetration, a felony that carries a potential life sentence. The victim’s mother, who is not being named to protect the victim’s identity, was arrested Sunday on a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice. According to an affidavit...
  • New Home Sales Plunge - And It's Not the Weather

    04/24/2014 9:25:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/24/2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The Census Bureau report New Residential Sales Report shows sales of new single-family houses in March 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000. Sales are 14.5 percent below the revised February rate of 449,000 Sales are 13.3 percent below the March 2013 estimate of 443,000 Median sales price was $290,000 vs. $260,900 in February, $257,500 in March of 2013 Average sales price was $334,200 vs. $318,900 in February, $300,200 in March of 2013 Median sales price was up 11.5% from last month, 12.6% from year ago Average sales price was up 4.8% from last month, 11.3% from...
  • Au Contraire, Jim DeMint Does Know His US History

    04/24/2014 9:17:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Recently, I interviewed Jim DeMint for my radio show to discuss his new book, Falling In Love With America Again. Some remarks he made on the show, especially about slavery, have been burning up the blogosphere. Many of the articles imply or state that Mr. DeMint, former US Senator (R-SC) and now head of The Heritage Foundation, doesn’t know his US history. In the interview, I asked DeMint about the founding fathers, the Civil War, and slavery. He said: “Well the reason that the slaves were eventually freed was the Constitution, it was like the conscience of the American people....
  • Ted Cruz: Gay marriage could put our 1st Amendment rights at risk [July 23, 2013]

    04/24/2014 9:14:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | July 23, 2013
    Liberal heads begin to explode in 5..4…3…2…1During an interview this past Friday with CBN’s David Brody, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) stressed that gay marriage could put our 1st Amendment protections at risk.“If you look at other nations that have gone down the road towards gay marriage, that’s the next step of where it gets enforced.“It gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages, who speak out and preach biblical truths on marriage and that has been defined elsewhere as hate speech — as inconsistent with the enlightened view of government.“I think there is no doubt that...
  • Financial Bureaucrats on Easy Street, with Consumers and Taxpayers Paying the Bill

    04/24/2014 9:02:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve complained many times about government intervention in the financial sector. The financial and housing crisis, for instance, was largely a consequence of the Federal Reserve’s easy-money policy, combined with the system of corrupt subsidies put in place by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But there’s another government-imposed cost that burdens the financial sector. Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Paul Kupiec of the American Enterprise Institute reveals some very sobering – and disturbing – data on pay levels for both the financial industry and its regulators. Most banks in this country are small businesses and pay employees modest salaries....