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  • The “well funded” climate business – follow the money

    05/19/2012 10:56:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    whats Up With That? ^ | May 19, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Flashback, Michael Mann said this on October 5th, 2010: Our efforts to communicate the science are opposed by a well-funded, highly organized disinformation effort that aims to confuse the public about the nature of our scientific understanding. …Scientists are massively out-funded and outmanned in this battle, and will lose if leading scientific institutions and organizations remain on the sidelines. I will discuss this dilemma, drawing upon my own experiences in the public arena of climate change. Next time you get challenged on how much money is involved and whose side gets it, point out Mann is delusional by showing them...
  • Paralyzed Patients Control Robotic Arm With Their Minds

    05/19/2012 10:52:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 16 May 2012 | Gisela Telis
    Enlarge Image Small wonder. This electrode array, called BrainGate, reads brain waves and sends them to a computer that translates them into commands. The commands have enabled two paralyzed patients to control a robotic arm with their thoughts. Credit: A thought-powered robotic arm could put independence within reach for disabled patients, researchers report. In a new study, two people with almost-complete body paralysis were able to reach and grasp small foam balls and a thermos of coffee with a robotic arm using only their brain signals to direct the motion. The result, a first for human subjects, brings...
  • SEC, Big 12 announce deal to pit football champs

    05/19/2012 10:50:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Sports Xchange ^ | May 18, 2012
    The Big 12 and Southeastern Conference are hedging their BCS bets while borrowing an idea from the Rose Bowl. The two conferences announced Friday their football champions will meet in an undetermined bowl game if they are not chosen for the BCS' anticipated four-team playoff format. It is unclear if it will be a reoccurring site.
  • Heckler to Sebelius at Georgetown: ‘You’re a Murderer, Abortion is Murder!’

    05/19/2012 10:29:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 19, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    ( -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who supports abortion, was heckled and called a “murderer” by a pro-life activist as she gave a speech to graduating students on Friday at Georgetown University, the nation’s oldest Catholic academic institution. Kathleen Sebelius Commencement Address Video“I got a message for you Kathleen Sebelius: You’re a murderer, abortion is murder!” yelled the heckler as he was being escorted out of the room by campus police. The young activist told that he goes by the name of David Lewis.Alluding to Biblical scripture, Lewis also yelled across the room towards Sebelius, “We...
  • Ohio Catholic University Fights ObamaCare

    05/19/2012 10:12:38 AM PDT · by Kfobbs · 4 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 19, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    The metro Cleveland area as well as the state of Ohio will be the linchpin in the 2012 presidential election and Obama Care may well be the key to the dismantling of President Obama’s re-election hopes. This week, Catholic University in the city of Steubenville helped to put one more nail in the Obama election machine when it rejected implementation of Obamacare. Michael Hernon, who is VP of Advancement at the University, suggested that President Obama’s health care program amounted to a “moral and economic injustice, when he appeared on Fox News' Fox and Friends show this week. There is...
  • Reports emerge of third flesh-eating bacteria victim with ties to Georgia

    05/19/2012 9:21:45 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies ^ | 5/18/12 | foxnews
    A third case of flesh-eating bacteria has emerged with ties to Georgia, myFOXatlanta reported. A landscaper from Cartersville is in critical condition at Doctors Hospital in Augusta battling the potentially deadly disease. That's the same place University of West Georgia graduate student Aimee Copeland is being treated. A Piedmont, S.C. mom is also fighting the infection days after giving birth in Atlanta at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
  • Vicar refused homosexual burial

    05/19/2012 8:57:23 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 12 replies
    A Northern Jutland daughter was stunned but had to accept a decision by a Lutheran vicar in North Jutland, who refused to bury her 74-year-old mother because she had lived in a lesbian relationship. “I thought – can this really be possible that we have to be ashamed? I looked at my mother’s partner and she was silent. I was upset for her. What a terrible situation to put her in,” Kirsten Řstergaard told DR1. The mother’s partner was 80 years old and the couple had lived in a registered partnership for some 20 years. The Aalborg diocese vicar has...
  • With one of nation's strictest rules, State Board of Education bans Native American mascots

    05/19/2012 8:55:47 AM PDT · by MovementConservative · 45 replies
    Oregonlive ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:36 PM | Ryan Kost
    Under a new rule that may be the toughest in the nation, at least 15 Oregon schools must get rid of their Native American-themed mascots by 2017 or risk losing state funding. The State Board of Education passed the new policy in a 5-1 vote Thursday afternoon. "I'm overwhelmed, but I'm holding back on my emotions -- I have a meeting to finish," said board Chairwoman Brenda Frank, a member of the Klamath Tribes. "It's been a long time coming." The decision, in the works for six years, requires schools to eliminate names like "Indians," "Chiefs" and "Braves." "Warriors" may...
  • Palm Beach County creating job to tackle climate change

    05/19/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Palm Beach Sun Sentinel ^ | May 19, 2012 | By Andy Reid
    HELP WANTED: Seeking a go-getter able to thwart sea level rise, reduce polluting fossil fuel emissions and protect strained drinking water supplies. Must have lobbying skills to convince local government and residents to invest in preparing for climate change. Al Gore-style PowerPoint abilities a plus. Palm Beach County is in the market for a climate change czar. While the actual job title and day-to-day duties for this new county post remain in flux, the far-reaching goal is to get a county with more than one million people ready for climate change. That includes promoting "environmental sustainability" efforts such as recycling...
  • Las Vegas shooting range instructor shows Rihanna the Navy way in ‘Battleship’

    05/19/2012 7:45:16 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 19 may 2012 | Ron Sylvester
    Beyond 'Battleship' Jacqueline Carrizosa can say she's doubled for the sexiest woman alive. The 22-year-old U.S. Navy veteran and Las Vegas resident was a stunt double for Rihanna and taught the singer, model and now movie star how to act like a weapon-wielding sailor for the movie "Battleship," which opens nationwide this weekend. "She really wanted to learn everything she could and asked a lot of questions," Carrizosa said. "I gave her some lessons on how we deal with deadly force in the Navy. I wanted to instill some professionalism behind her character."
  • Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren And The Shifting Sands Of Identity

    05/19/2012 7:32:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 18, 2012 | MARK STEYN
    It used to be a lot simpler. As E.C. Bentley, British journalist and man of letters, deftly summarized it in 1905: "Geography is about maps. But biography is about chaps." But that was then, and now biography is also about maps. For example, have you ever thought it would be way cooler to have been born in colonial Kenya? Whoa, that sounds like crazy Birther talk; don't go there! But Breitbart News did, and it turns out that the earliest recorded example of Birtherism is from the president's own literary agent, way back in 1991, in the official bio of...
  • Mitt Romney holds fundraiser with manufacturer of the Morning After Pill

    05/19/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 415 replies ^ | May 18, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    MIAMI, FLORIDA – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scheduled a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of Phil Frost, the executive of the company that makes the Morning After Pill, on Wednesday night. Plan B One-Step is produced by Teva Pharmaceuticals, Frost’s company.
  • The teachers union that's failing California

    05/19/2012 7:11:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 18, 2012 | OP-ED
    California's education tailspin has been blamed on class sizes, on the property tax restrictions enforced by Proposition 13, on an influx of Spanish-speaking students. But no portrait of the schools' downfall would be complete without mention of the California Teachers Assn., or CTA, arguably the state's most powerful union and a political behemoth that has blocked meaningful education reform, protected failing and even criminal educators, and pushed for pay raises and benefits that have reached unsustainable levels. The CTA's power dates back to September 1975, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Rodda Act, which allowed teachers to bargain collectively. Within...
  • Drunken man breaks in apartment, residents hold him at gunpoint(IN)

    05/19/2012 6:59:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 18 May, 2012 | NA
    PORTAGE, Ind. (WLS) - Carlos Rodriquez thought he was home, he later told police, but the apartment door wouldn’t open. So he kicked it in. He was greeted by a woman with a gun, and he obeyed her order to lie on the ground until police arrived. The 28-year-old woman and her 31-year-old husband, who live in an apartment with the same number as Rodriguez’s but in a different building in the same block, the 5900 block of Old Porter Road, told police they woke at about 3:30 a.m. Monday to banging on the door. When the door crashed open,...
  • Boy, 14, fatally shot, 12 others wounded across city

    05/19/2012 6:53:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 19, 2012
    A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Friday night and 12 others were wounded in shootings that stretched into the early morning hours across the city, Chicago police said.
  • First Amendment Right to Record the Police Performing Their Duties in Public

    05/19/2012 6:26:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 17 May , 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    The U.S. Justice Department opined May 14 that the First Amendment does secure such a right, reaffirming a January letter that I had missed. “Recording governmental officers engaged in public duties,” the letter reasons, “is a form of speech through which private individuals may gather and disseminate information of public concern, including the conduct of law enforcement officers.” The letter, addressed to the Baltimore Police Department based on the Department’s past interference with such recording, is consistent with the Seventh Circuit’s May 8 decision in ACLU v. Alvarez (which it doesn’t cite) and the First Circuit’s decision in Glik v....
  • Police chief: Man who killed Gil acted in self-defense(CA)

    05/19/2012 6:15:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 17 May , 2012 | Tom Dunlap
    WATSONVILLE — Charges won’t be filed in the stabbing death of Brandon Gil in March, because investigators have determined that the suspect acted in self-defense. Watsonville Police Chief Manny Solano said Thursday that investigators determined that on March 31, after words were exchanged, Gil and another man, Ricardo Flores, attacked Frank Garcia first, outside El Miramar Restaurant and Bar on Main Street. Gil allegedly stabbed Frank Garcia in the upper body, and Garcia defended himself. “(Garcia) responded in fear of his life,” Solano said, adding that “this was a beef within the gang.” The three men are all associated with...
  • Demographic Tipping Point: Whites Now Less than Half of US Births

    05/19/2012 6:13:21 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 93 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 19, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    Bill Clinton once said that he looked forward to the day when whites were a minority in America. While he won't live to see such a time, a demographic milestone that should send a tingle up Slick Willie's leg was just reached. Writes The New York Times: After years of speculation, estimates and projections, the Census Bureau has made it official: White births are no longer a majority in the United States. Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 49.6 percent of all births in the 12-month period that ended last July, according to Census Bureau data made public on Thursday, while minorities...
  • Russia Today 'American Spring' Documentary Features OWS Forger

    05/19/2012 6:04:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    It is ironic that one of the two guys who founded Google was originally from Russia because the Russia Today news channel producers should have checked that search engine before featuring a certain Justin Wedes in their "American Spring" documentary about the Occupy Wall Street protests. Had they done their homework they would have discovered that Wedes, described in their documentary as an "OWS Organizer, School Teacher" is in reality a FORMER school teacher. And why is Justin Wedes a former school teacher? Because he was forced to quit his job last year as a Brooklyn school teacher when he...
  • Out of Ideas

    05/19/2012 5:14:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 19, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    "Out of ideas; out of excuses." That’s Mitt Romney’s critique of Barack Obama. I’d like to second that indictment. It’s not just the president who is out of ideas. It’s the entire political left. And that’s not a new development. I can’t think of an interesting, left-of-center public policy idea that has gained currency in decades. How to get the economy moving and create jobs? The liberal answer is more government spending. Yet the "stimulus" package was basically wasted on pork barrel projects of little lasting economic value. One of every two people hired with stimulus money actually had another...
  • 15 Facts That Even Obama's Biggest Supporters Should Be Able To Admit Are True

    05/19/2012 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | May 19, 2012 | John Hawkins
    "Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan Conservatives and liberals may disagree on reasons, motivations, and excuses for Barack Obama's performance, but the facts are still facts. There may be many reasons that a pro football coach goes 1-15, but everyone can agree that his record is still 1-15, right? Well, here are some basic facts about how the country is faring with Barack Obama in the White House. Take a look at the numbers, sans commentary, and make your own judgment about whether Barack Obama deserves...
  • Horrifying: A British Man Was Caught Trying To Smuggle Roasted Baby Fetuses Into Thailand

    05/19/2012 4:28:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | MAY 18, 2012 | Sanya Khetani
    A British man of Asian origin was arrested in Thailand after police found him in possession of six human fetuses that had been roasted and covered in gold leaf in a black magic ritual, The Telegraph reports. The man, Chow Hok Kuen, 28, confessed to police he had bought the fetuses from a Taiwanese man a few days earlier for 200,000 baht ($6,382), and he intended to smuggle them into Taiwan, where he would have been able to sell them for at least six times that amount. While the fetuses were found in a separate hotel from the one Chow...
  • Hating the Rich

    05/19/2012 4:18:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | May 19, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    My late father was a man of strong opinion. He despised phonies, cowards and liars. He named names -- sometimes in very close proximity to those being singled out. A veteran of World War II, he recognized a weasel when he saw one. But my dad never denigrated rich people in general. We lived in Levittown, N.Y., where everybody had pretty much the same -- that is, not much. We ate tuna casserole, hot dogs and Hamburger Helper. My parents never owned a new car. Ten miles away, my dentist, a college classmate of my father's, lived in Garden City....
  • Space X Launch Live Now on NASA TV (Scrubbed @T-0.5 seconds in Ignition Sequence/Presser@6:30AM EDT)

    05/19/2012 1:43:09 AM PDT · by bd476 · 32 replies
    NASA TV and SpaceX ^ | May 19, 2012
    It's also on Space T-12 minutes
  • Sacramento County Times covers Civil War

    05/19/2012 3:58:50 AM PDT · by russelljackson · 4 replies
    Sacramento County Times ^ | 05/18/2012 | Staff Reporter
    The 12th annual Civil War Experience starts Friday at Gibson Ranch Road and is expected to give families a living history day. The 12th annual Civil War Experience starts Friday at Gibson Ranch Road and is expected to give families a living history day.
  • Hepatitis C tests urged for all baby boomers

    05/19/2012 3:19:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The federal government Friday called for all baby boomers to be tested for hepatitis C, which kills more Americans each year than AIDS and is the leading reason for liver transplants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made the recommendation to find hundreds of thousands of people who don't realize that they have the infection, which greatly increases their chances of developing cirrhosis and liver cancer. The hepatitis C virus is transmitted by blood, usually through intravenous drug use or transfusions. A blood test for it became widely available in 1992. Extremely small amounts of the virus are able...
  • Trayvon Martin Witness Believes 'He Intended for This Kid to Die'

    05/19/2012 2:36:59 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 91 replies
    News Flash, ABC News runs new story: At 7:11 that night, Zimmerman, a member of the area's neighborhood watch, had called 911 to report a suspicious teenager. Minutes later, the police dispatcher told Zimmerman to stop follwing Martin. Moments later, Zimmerman got out of his car. That's when the two met and Martin was killed... police say could have been avoided if he did not leave his car as directed by the 911 dispatcher.
  • Heterosexual marriage better for children: doctors' group (Australia)

    05/19/2012 2:36:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Radio Australia ^ | 13 May 2012, 20:37 AEST
    The Australian Medical Association has distanced itself from a statement made by a group of doctors who say heterosexual marriage is better for children. Around 150 medical practitioners from the group Doctors For The Family have signed a submission to the Senate inquiry into marriage equality opposing same-sex marriage. The group says it believes heterosexual marriage is healthier for children. Doctors for the Family's convener Lachlan Dunjey has told ABC News Radio the group is concerned about the health consequences for children of gay marriages. "It's well proven that children who grow up with a mother and a father in...
  • Analysis: Germany's Merkel losing green battle to cheap coal

    05/19/2012 2:22:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri May 18, 2012 5:43am EDT | Henning Gloystein and Vera Eckert
    To reach its strict climate targets and fulfill Chancellor Angela Merkel's nuclear exit plans, Germany needs to avoid coal and build a stack of gas power plants to secure clean energy supplies beyond 2020. Yet the challenge facing Merkel's new environment minister Peter Altmaier, his predecessor fired this week following a disastrous state election defeat, is finding a way to make gas an attractive option while coal remains the more profitable way to produce electricity for Europe's biggest economy. "At current prices, you create a future that is comprised of renewables and lignite (coal) power generation," Klaus Schaefer, CEO of...
  • SpaceX launch aborted at last second

    05/19/2012 2:15:27 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 05/19/2012 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — - A private company was on the verge of making history by launching a spacecraft to the International Space Station, but the launch of an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket belonging to SpaceX was aborted moments before liftoff early Saturday. Another attempt was slated for Tuesday. The Falcon holds a capsule called Dragon that is loaded with 1,000 pounds of space station provisions. "Next time Dragon sees the sun, it should be doing 17,000 mph over the Atlantic," SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk said via Twitter as the countdown entered the final hours...
  • 3 NATO Protesters Face Terror Conspiracy Charges

    05/19/2012 1:58:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 19, 2012 (AP) | (Associated Press)
    Police say three protesters at the NATO summit in Chicago have been charged with terrorism conspiracy stemming from allegations that they planned to make Molotov cocktails. Chicago police Lt. Kenneth Stoppa told The Associated Press early Saturday that the three were being held on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism, possession of an explosive or incendiary device and providing material support. He says they face a bond hearing later Saturday morning. Stoppa identified the men charged as 20-year-old Brian Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 24-year-old Jared Chase of Keene, N.H.; and 24-year-old Brent Vincent Betterly of Oakland Park, Mass. …
  • Why So Many Ph.D.s Are On Food Stamps

    05/18/2012 11:55:34 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 50 replies ^ | Tue May 15, 2012 8:16 pm | By editor
    With the economic troubles of the past few years, it's no surprise that the number of people using food stamps is soaring. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that an average of 44 million people were on food assistance last year; that's up from 17 million in 2000. What might be surprising, though, is one subgroup that's taken a particularly hard hit. The number of people with graduate degrees — master's degrees and doctorates — who have applied for food stamps, unemployment or other assistance more than tripled between 2007 and 2010. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I'm Michel Martin and this...
  • Frank Edward Ray, hero in Chowchilla school bus hijacking, dies at 91

    05/18/2012 10:43:45 PM PDT · by peggybac · 10 replies
    KC Star ^ | 5/18/12 | Elaine Woo
    Frank Edward Ray, the school bus driver hailed as a hero for helping to lead 26 children to safety after a bizarre kidnapping in the San Joaquin Valley town of Chowchilla, Calif., 36 years ago, has died. He was 91. Ray died Thursday in Chowchilla of complications of cirrhosis of the liver, said his granddaughter, Susan Ray. On the next-to-last day of summer school in July 1976, Ray was driving a busload of children home when he slowed down on tree-lined Avenue 21 for a white van blocking the road. Three masked men with guns jumped out and hijacked the...
  • 2 of 4 suspects wanted in Tampa soldier beating arrested

    05/18/2012 9:32:26 PM PDT · by rarestia · 45 replies
    BayNews 9 ^ | 18 May 2012 | Staff
    Tampa Police have announced two of four suspects wanted for the vicious beating of a Tampa soldier have been arrested. According to detectives, Army soldier Johnny Aparicio, 24, was walking east on Iowa Avenue in South Tampa on Sunday when he was approached and asked for a dollar. When Aparicio replied, three suspects hit him in the face and upper body, knocking him to the ground. A fourth suspect came running and joined in the beating. "The detective interviewed one of the suspects the very next day after the robbery and he told him to do his job and investigate,...
  • Al Sharpton Claims Racism Behind Proposed Jeremiah Wright Ads, Insidious” Plot To Dehumanize Obama

    05/18/2012 9:03:11 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    WeaselZippers ^ | 5-18-12 | Zip
    And in what might be the biggest projection of all-time, Sharpton claims Republicans have a “long history of fear and smear.” Via Newsbusters: SHARPTON: We start in 1988 with the attack add against Michael Dukakis. And we saw it again in 2004 with the swiftboating of John Kerry. The party has run entire campaigns on character assassination. But the latest effort, it’s about more than just winning an election. It’s about dehumanizing President Obama. . . . I think we went through that four years ago, everyone knows where the president stands. I think this was more geared trial to...
  • ‘The Financial Crisis Was the Result of Government Housing Policy’

    05/18/2012 9:01:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Reason ^ | June 2012 | Anthony Randazzo
    The American Enterprise Institute’s Peter Wallison on how government, not greed, was the essential ingredient in the 2008 meltdown. In January 2011, a bipartisan, 10-member, government-created body called the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) issued a comprehensive report assigning blame for the 2008 financial meltdown. The main culprits: “widespread failures in financial regulation and supervision,” “dramatic failures of corporate governance and risk management at many systemically important financial institutions,” “a combination of excessive borrowing, risky investments, and lack of transparency,” a government that “was ill prepared for the crisis,” and “a systemic breakdown in accountability and ethics.” The four Republicans...
  • Will Maryland do another tax hike in 2013?

    05/18/2012 8:40:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2012 | David Hill
    After voting this week to raise income tax rates on the state’s highest earners, Maryland lawmakers aren’t ruling out more tax increases next year. The General Assembly passed legislation that will raise taxes on the top 14 percent of earners in an effort to balance the state’s $35.5 billion budget and cut half of Maryland’s $1 billion structural deficit, which measures expected revenue shortfalls in the future. Lawmakers could look to eliminate the remaining $500 million deficit over the next year by methods such as expanding gambling in the state, cutting spending or passing a long-debated tax increase to fund...
  • Warsi: Minority of Pakistani men see white girls as 'fair game'

    05/18/2012 7:31:06 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th May 2012 | BBC News
    A "small minority" of Pakistani men see white girls as "fair game", Baroness Warsi has said. It is important to "speak out" and acknowledge the problem in order to tackle it, she added. Lady Warsi, the daughter of Pakistani immigrants, is co-chair of the Conservative party. Her comments follow the jailing of nine men, eight of whom were of Pakistani origin, in Rochdale for sexually abusing young girls. Speaking to the London Evening Standard, Lady Warsi said: "There is a small minority of Pakistani men who believe that white girls are fair game. "And we have to be prepared to...
  • Lesbian Couple FAKED Hate Crime By Painting Their OWN Home With 'Kill the Gays' To Frame...

    05/18/2012 7:29:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 18, 2012
    Lesbian Couple FAKED Hate Crime By Painting Their OWN Home With 'Kill the Gays' To Frame Neighbors After Spat Over Dogs 18 May 2012 [Pic in URL] Caught: Aimee Whitchurch, 37, left, and Christel Conklin, 29, right, are accused of forgery, false reporting and criminal mischief A lesbian couple that claimed their neighbors spray painted 'Kill the Gay' on their condo are being accused by the police for doing the deed themselves. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office in Colorado has issued a warrant for Aimee Whitchurch, 37, and Christel Conklin, 29, for forgery, false reporting and criminal mischief. In October...
  • Some Healing for Woman Bullied as a Teen

    05/18/2012 7:22:19 PM PDT · by floridavoter2 · 117 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | May 18, 2012 | Pueng Vongs
    A woman who was bullied mercilessly in high school 25 years ago has gotten some closure from a class reunion page on Facebook. Lynda Frederick, a graduate of Orange Glen High in Escondido, Calif., in 1987, posted a heartbreaking poem about her experience on her school's 25th class reunion page.
  • Man Who Fathered 30 Kids Says He Needs A Break—On Child Support [Four Kids Same Year! Obamanation?]

    05/18/2012 7:10:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 18, 2012 | Pueng Vongs
    Man Who Fathered 30 Kids Says He Needs A Break—On Child Support [Pic of Father in URL] By Pueng Vongs And you thought Octomom had her hands full—a Tennessee man who has fathered 30 children is asking the courts for a break on child support. Desmond Hatchett, 33, of Knoxville has children with 11 different women, reports WREG-TV. The state already takes half his paycheck and divides it up, which doesn't amount to much when Hatchett is making only minimum wage. Some of the moms receive as little as $1.49 a month. The oldest child is 14 years old. Hatchett...
  • Run for the hills: Yet another study informs us of the imminent end of life as we know it

    05/18/2012 6:47:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:01 am on May 17, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The end is nigh! Or so our esteemed environmental prophets are telling us… yet again. Humans will need two Earths to support our lifestyles by 2030 because we are draining the world’s resources so quickly, a new report has warned.Produced by the World Wildlife Fund, the Zoological Society of London, the Global Footprint Network and the European Space Agency, the 2012 Living Planet Report measures humans’ ecological footprint on the planet.At the moment, the picture is bleak, according to Jim Leape, Director General of WWF International, with resources being drained 50 per cent faster than they can be replenished.He said:...
  • Schumpeter in the White House: How to talk about creative destruction

    05/18/2012 6:14:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2012 | Guy Sorman
    The 2012 presidential race will be, in part, a showdown between two different models of economic growth. President Barack Obama and his Democratic administration will defend the once-discredited and now-resurgent theory that government must act as the economy’s “tutor” and use public funds to stimulate it. The Republican nominee, presumably Mitt Romney, will advance the free-market argument that the main source of new growth is the innovative energy of American entrepreneurs and that government needs to get out of the way. An essential part of the free-market argument is “creative destruction,” a theory proposed by the great Austrian economist...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes for Our Troops - 19 May 2012

    05/18/2012 6:04:03 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 296 replies
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  • Professor sues Purdue after probe of his anti-Muslim Facebook comments

    05/18/2012 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Doogle · 18 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 06/18/12 | Mike Jaccarino
    A Purdue University professor has filed a freedom of speech suit against his school and five co-workers after getting in hot water for inflammatory statements about Muslims on his Facebook page. Tenured political science professor Maurice Eisenstein was cleared by a university investigation into his Facebook comments, which included a reference to "the idiot Mohammad [sic}, may his name be cursed." But Eisenstein claims the investigation nonetheless damaged his reputation and disputes a finding that he retaliated against other faculty members. “I was trying to be challenging as a professor, and do what I was trained to do,” Eistenstein, who...
  • Romance with wealthy philanthropist divorcee warms Al Gore's heart on trip to Antartica

    05/18/2012 5:37:03 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 18, 2012 | Beth Stebner
    Two years after Al Gore’s shocking announcement that he and his wife of 40 years were separating, he’s got another, younger, woman in his life. According to the Washington Post’s Reliable Source blog, the former presidential candidate and former VP is dating Elizabeth Keadle, a wealthy Democratic donor and environmental conservationist. Ms Keadle, who hails from southern California, is in her 50s, and travelled to Antarctica with Mr Gore at the beginning of the year to raise awareness about climate change and global warming, according to the Post. She and Mr Gore share a deep interest in environmental issues, and...
  • Man fires on suspected burglars in Warner Robins(GA)

    05/18/2012 5:34:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 14 May, 2012 | JENNIFER BURK
    WARNER ROBINS -- Police are investigating a Sunday night burglary in which one of the suspected burglars was shot. Shortly before 10 p.m., Gabriel Blair Duncan, 18, was at his apartment at 1005 Elberta Road when two men forced their way inside, according to a police news release. Duncan began shooting at the men, who then fled the apartment, the release stated. Police say one of the suspected men, Justin Christopher Gladden, 20, of Warner Robins, was found shot in the 100 block of Dixie Trail. There was a visible gunshot wound in his back, and there appeared to be...
  • Homeowner Shoots Intruder in the Chest(WV)

    05/18/2012 5:29:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 14 May, 2012 | Lauren Weppler
    A Raleigh County shooting is under investigation after a homeowner allegedly takes the law into their own hands. At 6 a.m. Monday morning Raleigh County Sheriff's Captain Mitch Barley said a male in his early 20's attempted to break into a home on Haley Hill Drive in Fairdale. Captain Barley said when the homeowner opened the door the intruder attempted to hit the person with a club and then the homeowner shot the intruder in the chest. The alleged intruder is currently receiving treatment at Raleigh General Hospital. Barley said he believes he will recover. No names have been released...
  • Baby Dies In Waiting Room: Dad Blames Hospital

    05/18/2012 5:02:22 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 21 replies
    SkyNews; ^ | 5/18/12 | Darren Little
    A father whose baby son died after being born in a hospital waiting room has told Sky News he believes his son might have survived if he had been given better care. Steven Yorke and his partner Sara Proud went to Leicester Royal Infirmary on Sunday night when Sara realised she was in labour. When they arrived they were told to wait in a side room with other expectant parents. But 80 minutes later baby Kyle was born while Mr Yorke was trying to find help. When two midwives did come to assist, the umbilical cord was wrapped around the...
  • Has the bell begun to toll for the GOP?

    05/18/2012 4:43:32 PM PDT · by rmlew · 91 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/18/2012 | Patrick Buchanan
    Among the more controversial chapters in "Suicide of a Superpower," my book published last fall, was the one titled, "The End of White America."     It dealt with the demographic decline of the white majority and what it portends for education, the U.S. economy, politics and national unity.    That book and chapter proved the proximate cause of my departure from MSNBC, where the network president declared that subjects such as these are inappropriate for "the national dialogue."    Apparently, the mainstream media are reassessing that.    For, in rare unanimity, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today all led...