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  • NBC sued over Trayvon tape

    10/04/2012 5:13:20 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 4, 2012 | Page Six
    <p>Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman is suing NBC over the network’s botched editing of his 911 tape, Page Six can exclusively reveal. We hear Zimmerman’s attorneys are about to file a complaint against NBC and its top executives, naming news president Steve Capus and correspondent Ron Allen, who was the reporter on the scene for the broadcast on “Today” on March 27.</p>
  • Romans, Han Dynasty were greenhouse gas emitters: study

    10/03/2012 7:20:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/3/12 | Alister Doyle | Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) - A 200-year period covering the heyday of both the Roman Empire and China's Han dynasty saw a big rise in greenhouse gases, according to a study that challenges the U.N. view that man-made climate change only began around 1800. A record of the atmosphere trapped in Greenland's ice found the level of heat-trapping methane rose about 2,000 years ago and stayed at that higher level for about two centuries. Methane was probably released during deforestation to clear land for farming and from the use of charcoal as fuel, for instance to smelt metal to make weapons, lead...
  • Heartbreaking Notes Pinned On Abandoned Babies At Orphanage In The Late 1800's

    10/03/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-3-12 | The Daily Mail
    Abandoned on a door step in the dead of night, these are the desperate notes pinned to babies by poor and often unmarried mothers, pleading for someone to care for their child. The heartbreaking letters became part of records at the New York Foundling Asylum in the mid-19th century. In October 1869, a group of nuns renovated a brownstone at 17 East 12th Street in Manhattan into the Foundling Asylum
  • He hated Britain and excused Stalin's genocide. But was hero of the BBC.., Eric Hobsbawm

    10/03/2012 6:41:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2012 | AN Wilson
    On Monday evening, the BBC altered its programme schedule to broadcast an hour-long tribute to an old man who had died aged 95, with fawning contributions from the likes of historian Simon Schama and Labour peer Melvyn Bragg. The next day, the Left-leaning Guardian filled not only the front page and the whole of an inside page but also devoted almost its entire G2 Supplement to the news. The Times devoted a leading article to the death, and a two-page obituary. You might imagine, given all this coverage and the fact that Tony Blair and Ed Miliband also went out...
  • PRESIDENT TO FIX WAGES, FARM PRICES TODAY; U.S. FORCES BAG 12 MORE SHIPS IN THE PACIFIC (10/3/42)

    10/03/2012 4:50:50 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/3/42 | C.P. Trussell, Charles Hurd, Drew Middleton, Ralph Parker, Byron Darnton, Joseph C. Nichols
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  • Conservative Talk Radio No Echo Chamber with Message or Style

    10/02/2012 3:21:29 PM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/19/12 | Fred Lucas
    (The following is the first of three excerpts from The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment, by Fred Lucas; History Publishing Company. The adapted excerpts look at talk radio rivalries.) “One party will tax and spend; one party won’t tax but will spend: It’s both of them,” Glenn Beck said at the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference. “All they’re talking about is we need a big tent. We need a big tent. Can we get a bigger tent? How can we get a big tent? What is this, a...
  • Why 2012 will bear a significant resemblance to 1980

    10/02/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT · by The Fop · 16 replies
    10/2/12 | The Fop
    First off, let me clarify by stating that I don't necessarily expect Romney to win a 40 state blow out like Reagan did in 1980. However, in 1980, no pollster predicted such a big win for Reagan. On election day, the polls either showed a dead heat, or a slight lead for Reagan, and he wound up winning by around 10%. I believe that on election day, 2012, the polls will show either a dead heat, or a slight lead for Obama, and Romney will ultimately win by 3% to 6%. This belief is based on the transformation that the...
  • The Supreme Court Ruling on Federal Government's Police Powers: The Good, the Bad, the Fig Leaf

    10/02/2012 9:18:48 AM PDT · by american_steve · 1 replies
    www.prlog.org ^ | October 1, 2012 | David B. Rivkin, Jr
    The Supreme Court ObamaCare ruling is the topic at a Federalist Society forum on October 4 at Florida International University College of Law. David Rivkin, who led the 26-state case against the US government, and Prof. Elizabeth Foley will present.
  • Akin claims McCaskill benefited from stimulus

    10/02/2012 7:59:40 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip
    Yahoo News ^ | October 1, 2012 | David A. Lieb, AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican challenger Todd Akin went on the offensive against Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri's Senate race on Monday, claiming that her husband's businesses profited from a federal stimulus act provision that helped finance low-income housing. Akin began running a TV ad claiming "the stimulus made McCaskill rich." In an interview with The Associated Press, Akin said the 2009 stimulus law funded a federal program for low-income housing that directed about $1 million to corporations affiliated with McCaskill's husband. He stopped short of accusing McCaskill of a conflict of interest, but he suggested she knew of...
  • NATION-WIDE ROOSEVELT TRIP TO WAR PLANTS IS REVEALED; HE LAUDS PEOPLE’S SPIRIT (10/2/42)

    10/02/2012 6:31:20 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/2/42 | W.H. Lawrence, Ralph Parker, George Gallup
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  • Thieves make off with $2 million from gold museum

    10/01/2012 9:15:11 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    Goldismoney2.com ^ | 01 Oct 2012 | staff reporter
    But they were unsuccessful in getting away with the biggest prize of all - the nearly 14lb Fricot Nugget - a giant crystalline gold mass unearthed in the Gold Rush era. During their attempt to grab the rock, the robbers triggered an alarm that alerted authorities who swarmed the museum but were unable to apprehend the thieves. At least two robbers wearing hoods and armed with pickaxes threatened workers during the heist Friday at the California Mining and Minerals Museum in Mariposa, the California Highway Patrol said.. The site is home to more than 13,000 artifacts. No suspects have been...
  • Akin accuses McCaskill of getting “rich” off stimulus

    10/01/2012 4:05:51 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    PoliticMo ^ | September 30, 2012 | Eli Yokley
    — U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin released a new television ad over the weekend accusing incumbent Democrat Claire Mccaskill of getting “rich” off of the 2009 stimulus program. “Ever wonder why Claire McCaskill called the stimulus bill ‘wildly successful’,” the commercial asked. “Well now we know. The stimulus made McCaskill rich. More than $1 million paid to partnerships owned by McCaskill’s family.” The ad specifically points to $787,581 in stimulus funding directed to pay off debt within the Department of Housing Development’s Section 8 housing assistance program, which helps low-income renters afford housing. HUD chose to use its portion of...
  • Óró Sé do Bheatha 'Bhaile

    10/01/2012 3:47:03 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 29, 2010 | Sinead O'Connor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkTxVqqf25A&feature=g-vrec
  • The woman who saved Downton: How America’s Dollar Princesses married into.. British aristocracy

    10/01/2012 11:10:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2012 | Adrian Lee
    Beautiful, vivacious and fabulously wealthy, they were known as the Dollar Princesses. At the end of the 19th century, hundreds of eligible young women turned their backs on America and crossed the Atlantic, with a steely glint in their eyes. The only intention was to snare a member of the British aristocracy. It might all seem terribly crass but, in fact, these were matches made in heaven.
  • VIDEO: Top 10 Debate Fails

    10/01/2012 10:17:39 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 16, 2011 | sonicboomz
    10. Admiral James Stockdale seems confused9. Vice President Al Gore fails to intimidate8. Governor Rick Perry fumbles7. Candidate Christine O'Donnell is stumped6. Rep. Dennis Kucinich sees a UFO5. Atty. Gen. Patricia Madrid chokes4. Governor Jan Brewer freezes3. President Gerald Ford seems clueless2. Senator Dan Quayle gets slammed1. Governor Rick Perry forgets VIDEO
  • Eminent Marxist historian Hobsbawm dies aged 95

    10/01/2012 8:03:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 1, 2012 | Isla Binnie
    Renowned British left-wing historian Eric Hobsbawm, whose writing influenced students and politicians across Europe, died in a London hospital on Monday aged 95, the BBC reported. He died in the early hours of the morning in London's Royal Free Hospital, where he was being treated for pneumonia.
  • HITLER SAYS AIM NOW IS TO HOLD GAINS; PROMISES STALINGRAD WILL BE TAKEN (10/1/42)

    10/01/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/1/42 | Daniel T. Brigham, Ralph Parker, Byron Darnton, Frank L. Kluckhohn
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  • John Dewey Is a Fraud

    10/01/2012 5:10:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2012 | By Bruce Deitrick Price
    It is generally agreed that John Dewey (1859-1952) is the Father of American Education and the Greatest American Educator Ever. The problem with the labels is that John Dewey, albeit a genius, was not an educator in the sense that most people use this word. He was not interested in teaching as most people understand that term, as for example in the statement "I teach French." Dewey was not primarily concerned with teaching new information. He was concerned with inculcating new attitudes. John Dewey was a social engineer -- one might even say a community organizer. He believed that socialism...
  • "Castle transformed into WWII camp down to the very last detail "...U.K. Reinactment ....

    09/30/2012 8:01:00 PM PDT · by djone · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 14:45 EST, 30 September 2012
    WWII reinactment in England with photos...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "North West Frontier" (1959)

    09/30/2012 1:40:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1959 | J. Lee Thompson
    This week's feature is to honor the memory of the late Herbert Lom who passed away last week. An exciting 1959 adventure(a British "western" of sorts) set in imperial India about the attempts to protect a young prince from Mohemmadan terrorists(sound familiar)? As a Bible-believing Christian, I don't agree with the universalistic quip Kenneth More's character makes near the beginning but other than that, it's quite a good historical drama. Lom plays a character that Hollywood(or in this case, London) wouldn't have the guts to include today, i.e., an Islamic villain.
  • Neanderthals and human lived side by side in Middle Eastern caves and even interbred

    09/30/2012 5:19:02 AM PDT · by Renfield · 131 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9-29-2012
    Neanderthals may have lived side by side with early humans and possibly interbred with them, according to new research. Stone axes and sharp flint arrowheads of both branches of the human race have been discovered in limestone caves in northern Israel. The findings, reported in the Times, have led archeologists to believe the two sub-species found harmony in a coastal mountain range that today is in a state of war with its neighbours...
  • In memory of Herbert Lom, RIP

    09/29/2012 11:12:31 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    In honor of the memory of Herbert Lom, this opening clip from "El Cid" where his 11th century Islamonazi villain chants how "Islam will conquer the world."
  • Ulster Covenant: Thousands on centenary parade

    09/29/2012 9:45:34 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 29/09/12
    Thousands take part in commemorations in Belfast to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant which paved the way for Ireland's partition.
  • U.S. FLIERS BAG 42 PLANES WITHOUT LOSS AND HIT 2 CRUISERS IN THE SOLOMONS (9/29/42)

    09/29/2012 5:13:19 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/29/42 | Charles Hurd, Hanson W. Baldwin, Byron Darnton, Ralph Parker, Raymond Daniell, Drew Middleton
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  • VIP's Criticize Obama

    09/28/2012 9:56:13 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies
    VeracityVoice.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    President Obama seems to inspire a historically high level of criticism and suspicion, for example: Thomas Sowell, author and columnist, says: “Barack Obama is one of those people who are often wrong but never in doubt.” Adam Carolla, entertainer, says that Obama is like a bad Adam Sandler movie, and that Americans are smart enough to know they don’t want a sequel. Burgess Owens, former NFL star, calls Obama an “empathy-free president” and urges blacks not to vote for him. European Union Times (website) reports: “French Leader Sarkozy Slams Obama, Warns He Might Be Insane.” Bettina Viviano, Hollywood producer who...
  • Former prison for sale in Pa.

    09/28/2012 9:06:21 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 27, 2012
    EBENSBURG, Pa., -- A Pennsylvania municipality is seeking a buyer or tenant for a unique property -- the former county prison. The Ebensburg Borough Council said the back portion of the facility, which is newer than the front, is being used to house county records, but the front portion, which was the original Cambria County Prison, has been vacant for 15 years, WJAC-TV, Johnstown, Pa., reported Thursday. "If it wasn't the landmark that it is in town, if it wasn't on the national list of historic places, we still couldn't tear it down," Ebensburg Borough Manager Dan Penatzer said. "I...
  • Evolution theorist Alfred Russel Wallace goes online

    09/28/2012 8:18:22 AM PDT · by Natufian · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/28/2012 | Jonathan Amos
    The Wallace Line is a term still in use today and refers to the sharp division between the types of animals in Australia and those on the Asian archipelago. Wallace identified this abrupt transition, but could not satisfactorily explain it. Nor would he have been able to. It is only with the 20th Century theory of plate tectonics that scientists can now describe how Australia, with its unique flora and fauna, was delivered from another part of the globe and abutted to South East Asia.
  • EACH SIDE MAKES A GAIN IN STALINGRAD; RUSSIANS BALK ATTACKS TO NORTHWEST (9/28/42)

    09/28/2012 4:16:09 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/28/42 | Ralph Parker, F. Tillman Durdin, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Nazi-Acquired Buddha Statue Came From Space

    09/27/2012 6:21:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    LiveScience ^ | September 26, 2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    It sounds like a mash-up of Indiana Jones' plots, but German researchers say a heavy Buddha statue brought to Europe by the Nazis was carved from a meteorite that likely fell 10,000 years ago along the Siberia-Mongolia border.
  • Fiasco: 15 days later, FBI still can’t gain access to Benghazi consulate

    09/27/2012 2:41:36 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 14 replies
    HOT AIR ^ | 27Sept12 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I know you’ve already read a bunch of Libya posts today but you’re going to have to read a few more because this is indeed now a “major scandal,” from the lack of security at the consulate before the attack to the White House lies afterward about a “spontaneous” reaction to the Mohammed movie to the baffling failure of the FBI to get access to the consulate afterward. Two possibilities, neither one good for the administration. Either the FBI’s been frozen out by bureaucratic infighting or they can’t get access due to the Libyan government’s inability — or unwillingness —...
  • The 8th anniversary of ‘The Rape Jihad’

    09/27/2012 12:50:50 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    /counterjihadreport.com ^ | 9/2/12 | Timothy Whiteman:
    Is the Beslan Massacre a practice-run against Western schools? Eight years ago today, Chechen Muslim terrorists launched an attack on a school in Beslan, Russia that resulted in the slaughter of 338 people. Of that number, 172 were children. Largely ignored by the Western media, the Russians haven’t forgotten the savagery the terrorists propagated against a civilized people during the Beslan Massacre.
  • The “Perfect Day” by LTC Dave Grossman, USA, ret.

    09/27/2012 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 86 replies
    The Rhino Den ^ | September 26, 2012 | Lt.Col. Dave Grossman, USA, ret.
    The “Perfect Day” and our terrorist opponents’ possible plans for future attacks I have been told (by those conducting interviews with captured enemy combatants) that when we ask them “What is coming next?” they sometimes refer to the “Perfect Day.” You cannot understand what they are talking about if you do not understand the historical reference. The Sepoy Mutiny in India, in 1857, is an example of a Perfect Day. This was a spontaneous uprising by Muslims (and Hindus), with everyone giving the British their “best shot.” Nannies killed the kids, cooks poisoned the food, and shop owners murdered the...
  • RUSSIANS STILL SMASHING FORWARD ON GERMANS’ FLANK AT STALINGRAD (9/27/42)

    09/27/2012 4:20:25 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 29 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/27/42 | Hanson W. Baldwin, Robert Trumbull, Luther Huston, A.C. Sedgwick
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  • How Far Have The Democrats Fallen? From Col. Jimmy Dolittle to "President" Barack DoNothing

    09/26/2012 9:28:30 PM PDT · by One Name · 13 replies
    N/A ^ | 9/26/12 | Me
    When Pearl Harbor was attacked an American Democrat President authorized an immediate, heroic response. When the US Libyan Embassy was recently attacked, and the US Ambassador murdered obscenely, the response was somewhat less heroic. Need I say more?
  • Akin, McCaskill both courting Republicans in Mo.

    09/26/2012 4:48:00 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    yahoo news ^ | September 26, 2012 | David A Lieb / AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — His spot on the ballot now guaranteed, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin began rebuilding support Wednesday among fellow Republicans who shunned him after a remark about "legitimate rape" while Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill honed an election strategy that will use Akin's own words to portray him as an extremist. Akin won a pair of high-profile Republican endorsements Wednesday from former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and tea party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint. Perhaps just as importantly, the National Republican Senatorial Committee — which had pulled millions of dollars of planned advertising after Akin's remark — said...
  • Not Just the Middle East: Obama's Foreign Policy Record Is Appalling

    09/26/2012 9:38:48 AM PDT · by american_steve · 1 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 21, 2012 | David B. Rivkin, Jr
    The organizing principle of the administration’s foreign policy is one of weakness and passivity, coupled with a conspicuous rhetorical abdication of American leadership, write David Rivkin and Lee Casey.
  • George Zimmerman judge schedules hearing on Trayvon's school records

    09/26/2012 7:46:27 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 61 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 25, 2012 | Rene Stutzman
    A Sanford judge has set an Oct. 19 hearing so that George Zimmerman's lawyer and prosecutors can argue over what to do about Trayvon Martin's school records. Trayvon is the unarmed black 17-year-old whom Zimmerman fatally shot Feb. 26 in Sanford. Earlier this month defense attorney Mark O'Mara issued subpoenas for the school records, making clear that he wants to look at Trayvon's disciplinary records, attendance, test scores and other information. Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda accused O'Mara of trying to start a media feeding frenzy – he used the phrase "chum the waters" – with that request....
  • DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund considers supporting Akin

    09/26/2012 6:25:04 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 25, 2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Most national Republican groups have turned their back on Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin, but with the final deadline for the congressman to withdraw from the race about to pass, one conservative group is considering backing him. Reuters reported that the Senate Conservatives Fund, the Jim DeMint-backed political action committee, polled supporters on whether or not the group ought to back Akin. “I’m writing to get your opinion on whether the Senate Conservatives Fund should support Congressman Todd Akin now that he is officially the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri and is polling within single digits of his...
  • RUSSIANS TAKE A ‘VALUABLE POSITION,’ REPEL ALL ATTACKS AT STALINGRAD (9/26/42)

    09/26/2012 4:26:06 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/26/42 | Drew Middleton, Harold Callender, George Gallup
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  • “Desperate Journey” (Movie Review-9/26/42)

    09/26/2012 4:19:42 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 1 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/26/42 | Bosley Crowther
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  • A Law Firm Where Money Seemed Secondary

    09/25/2012 8:55:25 PM PDT · by UnBubba · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | JAMES B. STEWART
    When I crossed the threshold of Cravath, Swaine & Moore 36 years ago next month, fresh from the bar exam and Harvard Law School, I entered a new world and began what turned into a life-changing experience.
  • 'Cult Fiction' Traced to Ancient Egypt Priest

    09/25/2012 7:12:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 24 September 2012 | Owen Jarus
    A recently deciphered Egyptian papyrus from around 1,900 years ago tells a fictional story that includes drinking, singing, feasting and ritual sex, all in the name of the goddess Mut. Researchers believe that a priest wrote the blush-worthy tale, as a way to discuss controversial ritual sex acts with other priests... the Egyptians were known to discuss other controversial matters using fictional stories. Containing writing in a form of ancient Egyptian known as Demotic, the papyrus is likely to have originated in the Fayum village of Tebtunis at a time when the Romans controlled Egypt... Researchers know the story is...
  • Innocence of Muslims made by Terrorists

    09/25/2012 4:17:32 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 54 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/25/12 | Walid Shoebat
    There is more to the story of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula than what we are told by the media. Court documents reveal that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of the movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered in a scheme with Eiad Salameh, my first cousin, a Palestinian Muslim from Beit Sahour in the Palestinian district of Bethlehem. To prove my claim, I revealed Eiad Salameh long before this whole fiasco erupted—in 2008 and the first real reportage of Eiad and Nakoula was revealed on September 14th, 2012. Now do I have your attention? The narrative that circulates the media fails to answer crucial...
  • Imelda Marcos' infamous shoes damaged by termites, monsoon

    09/25/2012 2:33:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/25/2012
    The shoes were the stuff of legend: pairs upon colorful pairs of pumps, flats and other footwear that evinced the lavish lifestyle of Imelda Marcos, the woman wed to deposed Philippines strongman Ferdinand Marcos. Thousands of showy shoes were found at the Manila presidential palace and another Marcos home decades ago, left behind in 1986 when the couple fled the country in the throes of a popular revolt. The new government held up the high heels as the epitome of the ejected Marcoses’ extravagance as their nation was mired in barefoot poverty, an anti-Cinderella story warning of the dangers of...
  • Prosecutors Reject Charges in FL Shooting Citing Stand Your Ground

    09/25/2012 12:46:49 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    Talk Left ^ | September 24, 2012 | Jeralyn Merritt
    The States Attorney's office in Pinellas County, FL today announced an off-duty security guard who followed someone he believed was driving erratically which led to a confrontation and the guard fatally shooting the man he followed will not face charges because the shooting was justified under the state's stand your ground law. The shooting occurred a week after Trayvon Martin was shot in a different county. The case generated a lot of local attention with calls for an arrest but no national attention. Race was not an issue, as both the shooter and victim were white. The victim's family says...
  • 5 Myths About America's Tax System That You Probably Believe

    09/25/2012 10:44:57 AM PDT · by bthockey · 15 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 9/25/12 | Bryan Thomas
    Most mainstream media outlets aide in the proliferation of myths about our tax system and our economy. Here are 5 myths about the US tax system that you probably thought were true. 1. Once A Millionaire, Always A Millionaire As you can see by the graph below, this shows how many consecutive years millionaires file their taxes as millionaires. Half of the people who become millionaires are only at that status for one year.​ 2. Tax Credits Only Help The Rich This graph shows the effective tax rates since 1980. As you can see, because of tax credits and deductions,...
  • Why is the Coptic Christian filmmaker partners in crime with Coptic Christian hater?

    09/25/2012 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 9 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/25/12 | Walid Shoebat
    The Smoking Gun has produced court documents telling us that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of the movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered with Eiad Salameh and that Nakoula was finally caught in 2009 for his role in a check-kiting ring that stole over $870,000 from six financial institutions by using stolen Social Security numbers and identities. In this, we will show how this story is mired in FBI failure and the Eiad connection is crucial in unraveling more facts to this story, since many of his dealings with Nakoula can tell us more about his true motives. After all, Eiad Salameh...
  • Illegal immigrant busted trying to sneak into Spain disguised as a CAR SEAT

    09/25/2012 8:51:25 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 3 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 24, 2012 | Lee Moran
    This is the moment an illegal immigrant was busted trying to enter Spain despite his best efforts of pretending to be a car seat. Vigilant police caught the 20-year-old man from Guinea attempting to sneak into the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco over the Beni-Enzar crossing on Friday. He was hidden inside a Renault 7's passenger seat, with the co-driver sat on top of him.
  • Ocoee family says officer shot, killed pet

    09/25/2012 8:42:22 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 44 replies
    ClickOrlanda ^ | September 25, 2012 | Lisa Bell
    OCOEE, Fla. - A Central Florida family is demanding justice after their pet dog was shot and killed by a police officer. Jackie and Mitch Schutt said an Ocoee police officer knocked on their front door on Sept. 18 to return an ID, but when Jackie opened the door, her dogs ran out to the porch and, she said, the unthinkable happened. "The officer just pulled out his gun and shot her three times while I had a hold of her," said Jackie Schutt. The Schutts say bullet fragments struck their front door right where their 9-year-old and 6-year-old children...
  • Ancient crocodiles ate like killer whales

    09/25/2012 6:57:55 AM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | 9-24-2012
    Crocodiles are often thought of as living fossils, remaining unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. But scientists have shown this is not always the case and that 150 million years ago, their feeding mechanisms were more similar to some mammals living today, the killer whales. An international team led by Dr Mark Young of the University of Edinburgh, and including Dr Lorna Steel at the Natural History Museum, studied two species of extinct marine dolphin-like crocodylians, Dakosaurus maximus and Plesiosuchus manselii. Their research is published today in the journal PLoS One. Dakosaurus and Plesiosuchus were among the top predators...