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  • PA Continuing with Efforts to Join International Criminal Court

    08/05/2014 3:51:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/8/14 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is continuing its efforts to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Ma’an news agency reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the PA’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Riyad al-Maliki, met with ICC officials to discuss the Israeli operation in Gaza. During his visit, Al-Maliki inquired about the legal procedures necessary for the PA to join the ICC and sign the Rome Statute in order to take action against possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza, according to the report. Al-Maliki said he would consult members of the Palestinian Authority government on the matter after his visit. He...
  • Armed Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement: Charles Cobb & Danielle McGuire on Forgotten History

    06/15/2014 7:23:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | June 11, 2014 | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
    Cobb, author of This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, and Danielle McGuire, a historian at Wayne State University, discuss the fundamental role of armed resistance in the civil rights movement.**********On his first visit to Martin Luther King Jr.’s house in Montgomery, Alabama, the journalist William Worthy began to sink into an armchair. He snapped up again when nonviolent activist Bayard Rustin yelled, “Bill, wait, wait! Couple of guns on that chair!” Worthy looked behind him and saw two loaded pistols nestled on the cushion. “Just for self-defense,” King said. In his new...
  • The Unbearable Whiteness of the American Left

    04/27/2014 2:10:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Nation ^ | April 23, 2014 | Gary Younge
    From education to gun control, progressive movements need to do a better job empowering the people whose interests they claim to serve.At a panel titled “Grassroots Organizing” at the Network for Public Education conference in Austin in March, an audience member asked the all-white panel for its definition of “grassroots.” The conference had been called to “give voice to those opposing privatization, school closings, and high-stakes testing.” As the questioner pointed out, those disproportionately affected by these developments are poor and minority communities. Chicago, for example, a city that is one-third white, has a public school system in which 90...
  • Senator Giving Talk About Train Safety Nearly Hit By Oncoming Irony

    04/21/2014 10:14:51 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 17 replies
    Time ^ | 4/21/14 | Samantha Grossman
    Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal narrowly avoided getting hit by a train Friday during a press conference about why it’s important to keep yourself safe around trains. The politician was standing on the platform of a Metro-North station in Milford, Conn., while the town’s mayor, Ben Blake, spoke about commuter safety.
  • Bad marketing move: Planned Parenthood sells baby onesies

    02/26/2014 10:42:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Kristi Burton Brown
    In a remarkably baffling move, Planned Parenthood is selling baby onesies in its online Marketplace. The abortion giant writes: Care for your little one in this adorable 100% combed ringspun cotton onesie. Featuring our tagline, Care. No matter what, in an adorable heart design, this onesie is designed to handle everyday knock around. Well, for starters, “everyday knock around” doesn’t exactly describe how a caring parent should treat an infant. (Keep in mind that these onesies are sold in sizes as small as newborn.) But I suppose the idea of “knocking around” a kid shouldn’t sound that foreign coming from...
  • Solar Cells Linked to Greenhouse Gases Over 23,000 Times Worse than CO2 (Warmists very silent)

    02/20/2014 11:37:51 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 27 replies
    E-Release ^ | 6/4/2012 | Ozzie Zehne
    BERKELEY, Calif., June 4, 2012 – Solar cells do not offset greenhouse gases or curb fossil fuel use in the United States according to a new environmental book, Green Illusions (June 2012, University of Nebraska Press), written by University of California – Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner. Green Illusions explains how the solar industry has grown to become one of the leading emitters of hexafluoroethane (C2F6), nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). These three potent greenhouse gases, used by solar cell fabricators, make carbon dioxide (CO2) seem harmless. Hexafluoroethane has a global warming potential that is 12,000 times higher...
  • ID's required to attend NAACP rally to protest voter ID requirements

    02/09/2014 11:31:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Call the irony police! The North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP is holding a rally to protest that state's new voter identification law, but participants are being advised to bring photo identification. Aurelius of Pundit Press discovered the advisory and comments: In a flier entitled "Important Dos and Don'ts for Marchers!!!," the NAACP state at the top that all protesters conduct themselves "in accordance with the historic custom of the Civil Rights Movement." They should also listen to their "marshals at all times" and follow the "Dos" and "Don'ts" underneath the opening paragraph.Some of the Dos are sensible for...
  • Federal Gov't Closes Due to Threat of Snow

    01/21/2014 7:12:48 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 88 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | JAN 21, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Federal Gov't Closes Due to Threat of Snow Why? Because the forecast calls for snow. (Currently there is no snow falling or on the ground.)
  • Female Marine Pullup Failure Doesn’t Mean Women Aren’t Strong

    01/04/2014 2:41:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JANUARY 3, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs. The delay rekindled sharp debate in the military on the question of whether women have the physical strength for some military jobs, as service branches move toward opening thousands of combat roles to them in 2016. Beginning this week, all female Marines were supposed to be able to do at least three...
  • Global Irony - Warming theory gets trapped in Antactic ice.

    01/03/2014 8:00:04 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 3, 2014 | Deroy Murdock
    Chinese choppers on Thursday evacuated 52 passengers who had been marooned near the South Pole since Christmas Eve aboard the Russian science vessel MS Akademik Shokalsky. It will take far more than helicopters, however, to salvage the theory of so-called “global warming.” It remains trapped in Antarctic ice. “We’re stuck in our own experiment,” said Chris Turney, a professor of climate change at Australia’s University of New South Wales. The voyage’s leader was no mere guide, and his fellow travelers were not just tourists. While news accounts portrayed these people as star-crossed adventurers, the frustrated Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) was...
  • Doing the Green Thing (vanity)

    01/03/2014 7:52:20 AM PST · by bigbob · 8 replies
    email | 1-3-14 | Unknown
    BEING GREEN! Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations. She was right - our generation didn't have the 'green thing' in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent...
  • Irony, Thy Name is Barry Sotero (and Other Ironies of Algore, Life)

    01/02/2014 5:18:21 AM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Oh! and BTW. Is that not the most arrogant, smug, pompous looking face you ever wanted to slap silly? (Covering Your Back Just in Case The NSA is Snopping Around.) Oh, and speaking of Algore, let me introduce someone who had he survived would have been the biggest supporter of Algore's running joke on Global Warming, someone who had his very own Enviro"Mental" Planet Earth Catastrophe Scenario of Destruction but never knew how to monetize it, having popularized, prostelyized a similar sounding catchy scheme in which to inject the fear of the End of Days as his very own...
  • Desmond Tutu has house burgled while giving Nelson Mandela tribute

    12/14/2013 1:45:50 AM PST · by Vanders9 · 23 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 12/11/13 | Staff/Agency
    Desmond Tutu's house was burgled on the day he gave a speech at his friend Nelson Mandela's memorial service, police said.
  • ObamaCare mandate could lead Washington grocery workers to picket line

    10/11/2013 7:23:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2013 | Dan Springer
    Some 30,000 grocery store workers in the state of Washington could be walking picket lines as soon as next week, in what some say is a direct result of ObamaCare. Big supermarket chains including Safeway, QFC, Albertsons and Fred Meyer are represented by Allied Employers in contract negotiations with the United Food and Commercial Workers and Teamsters. One of the employers' new proposals is to provide healthcare only to employees who work 30 or more hours per week, a minimum requirement under ObamaCare. “As with all employers, the Affordable Care Act will impact how we deliver health benefits to our...
  • Video: Student stopped from distributing Constitutions on Constitution Day

    09/20/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    When I first heard about this video, I thought perhaps this took place at a high school, where free-speech restrictions sometimes can apply. Not so, though, and FIRE’s involvement makes that clear anyway. A student at Modesto Junior College in California decided to celebrate Constitution Day by handing out copies of a dangerously radical document, which was, er … the Constitution of the United States of America. You know, the one that includes the pesky prohibition against infringing on free speech.Readers can guess where this goes from there: This gets even more Orwellian than one might assume. After telling the...
  • The hipster renewalism of Hall & Oates

    08/12/2013 11:08:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | Vera H-C Cha
    Hall & Oates has never won a Grammy but the No. 1 selling duo of all time has won something else: hipster respect. Putting aside those shoulder pads for a moment, Daryl Hall and John Oates looked like hand-picked opposites: The lanky blond Hall called himself the "more flamboyant" one, while the shorter dark-haired Oates — with his distinctive 'stache — embraced his role as "worker bee." But their union came from no design, except by the music gods: The Temple University students met in an elevator, both trying to duck a gunfight that had broken out at the Adelphi...
  • Flat-headed cat, the world's least known feline, is now endangered

    03/23/2010 12:15:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 73 replies · 3,179+ views
    mnn ^ | Mar 23 2010 | Bryan Nelson
    If you believe the myth that all cats hate getting wet, then you've yet to meet the flat-headed cat. With webbed feet and a streamlined head perfectly adapted for speed in the water, these strange felines not only like the water, they practically live in it. They are also recognized as the world's least known feline. And unfortunately, they may remain mysterious. According to National Geographic, a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE has indicated that the flat-headed cat's habitat is rapidly being transformed into vast biofuel plantations. Native to the swampy peat forests of Thailand, Malaysia and...
  • Obamacare Call Center Will Not Offer Healthcare Benefits to Employees

    07/26/2013 9:36:58 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 26, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    In order to ensure Americans understand how to access the benefits available to them when many provisions of the Affordable Care Act go online October 1, the Obama administration announced last month that it is setting up a call center that will be accessible to Americans 24 hours a day. One branch of that call center will be located in California’s Contra Costa County, where, reportedly, 7,000 people applied for the 204 jobs. According to the Contra Costa Times, however, “about half the jobs are part-time, with no health benefits — a stinging disappointment to workers and local politicians who...
  • Union leaders: ObamaCare will “destroy the very health and wellbeing” of America’s working class

    07/15/2013 9:33:04 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 35 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Bear in mind that Big Labor went to bat for ObamaCare in a big way throughout the months-long debate over its passage. When Tea Party activists demonstrated to raise opposition to the legislation, unions like the Teamsters counterprotested, sometimes violently, in an attempt to intimidate conservatives into acquiescence. Unions spent big money in the 2010 election hoping to protect Democrats from the consequences of their votes on ObamaCare, arguing that the bill would help the working class by sticking it to insurers and fat cats. Now that the law is about to be implemented, though, it suddenly looks awful to...
  • Man Rescues Bald Eagle, Could Face Jail Time

    06/19/2013 7:34:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 19, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Man Rescues Bald Eagle, Could Face Jail Time An Indiana man was charged this week with the unlawful possession of a bald eagle, which the man says he cared for and rescued from the mud pit in which it was trapped. The former Department of Natural Resources employee, Jeffrey Henry, could face up to 60 days of jail time and a $500 fine as part of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Yahoo reports: As reported by WISH News 8, Henry had the bird in his home for 11 hours after several weeks of caring for the sick animal...
  • Islamic Kangaroo Court ... Man Attempts to Behead Judge in Court

    06/19/2013 7:06:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Saturday Tribune ^ | Saturday, 24 November 2012 | Muhammad Sabiu, Gusau
    • Man attempts to behead judge in court • To appear in court on Monday THERE was pandemonium on the premises of the City Higher Sharia Court, Kanwurin Sarki, Gusau in Zamfara State, as a 27-year-old man, Safiyanu Musa, stormed the court with a cutlass and attempted to behead the judge, Alhaji Hadi Sani Gusau. Eyewitnesses told the Saturday Tribune that Musa broke into the court session about 11.30 a.m. a few days ago charging at the judge and announcing his intention to kill him. The judge was said to have, in an earlier judgment a year ago, sentenced Musa...
  • Freep a poll: Should Scott Walker have pulled the nomination of a student...

    06/17/2013 3:17:50 PM PDT · by gorush · 22 replies
    Should Gov. Scott Walker have pulled Portage native Scott Inglett's nomination as a student regent at the University of Wisconsin because Inglett signed a petition in 2011 to recall the Governor from office?
  • SNOOP ORIGINAL: Read Snoop Lion's 'No Guns Allowed' Essay (EXCLUSIVE)

    04/27/2013 3:44:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The BoomBox ^ | April 23, 2013 | Snoop Lion
    As I write this, my television screen is full of violent and disturbing images from last week's Boston Marathon bombing. These images of heartbreak, fear, and panic have become way too common and so have the cases of individuals committing senseless acts of violence and parents losing their innocent children. Right now feels like the right time for us all to come together to stop the violence, which is why I started the "No Guns Allowed" movement. Growing up in the streets of Long Beach, I've seen the devastation that comes from gun violence firsthand... Homies dead or put in...
  • IRONY: Car jacked by Muslim terrorist suspects had ‘COEXIST’ bumper sticker

    04/19/2013 1:16:43 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-19-2013 | By Christopher Bedford
    A vehicle that was carjacked early Friday morning by the suspects of Monday’s terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon has the “COEXIST” sticker affixed to its bumper. The bumper sticker, which spells out “COEXIST” using the Islamic moon, a peace symbol, a gender symbol, the Star of David, a pagan symbol, a ying-yang and a cross, is put out by the Coexist Foundation — “a non-profit organization creating understanding across divides.”
  • Autographed Photo of Jim Carrey Auctions on eBay—So Seller Can Buy Gun!

    03/26/2013 9:00:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 26, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    A seller on eBay is auctioning off his autographed photo of Jim Carrey so that he can afford to buy a gun to protect his family. … The seller says he lost all respect for Carrey after watching his video which mocks Charlton Heston and gun owners. …
  • Gabby Giffords & Husband Mark Kelly's Daughter's Dog Kills Baby Seal (Killed More Than My AR-15)

    03/26/2013 7:18:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | March 25, 2013 | CBS Los Angeles
    Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Pulls Daughter’s Dog Off Sea Lion In Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Gabrielle Giffords’ husband pulled his daughter’s dog off of a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend. The incident, which was captured on video, happened around 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Goff Cove Beach by the Montage Laguna Beach. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly’s 18-year-old daughter, who was on vacation with her father and Giffords, was walking the American bulldog on a leash when the 65-pound dog saw the sea lion, ran off and attacked. Nathan, who declined to give his last name, happened to...
  • We are ALL women now! (Vanity regarding the great news!)

    03/10/2013 1:52:29 PM PDT · by MV=PY · 14 replies
    Me | 3/10/2013 | Me
    Hey everyone - great news! We are all women now! Today, Obama signed into law the Violence against Women Act of 2013. Our leaders opened up the scope of the law thus: (13) CIVIL RIGHTS.— (A) NONDISCRIMINATION.—No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of title 18, United States Code), sexual orientation, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part with...
  • Biden: "Mental Capacity" To Be Criteria To Deny Gun Sale (my title)

    01/25/2013 6:03:26 PM PST · by wolfman23601 · 10 replies
    Vice President Biden says a mental health check on gun sales may have averted the 2007 mass shooting on Virginia Tech‘s campus. Biden’s comments came after a roundtable discussion in Richmond today that included experts involved with the gun control commission convened after the university tragedy. The vice president reported the panel had reached “pretty broad consensus” over what criteria they proposed should deny a sale, including “mental capacity.”
  • Katy Perry Teams Up With Anti-Taxers to Fight Big Government

    11/28/2012 9:51:24 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 69 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 28 Nov 2012 | Capitol Confidential
    A coalition of 125 celebrity musicians, including pop singer Katy Perry, have joined forces with anti-tax advocates including Grover Norquist and the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) to oppose an intellectual property "reform" bill that critics charge expands government to the detriment of the free market. Opponents say the Internet Radio Fairness Act, being pushed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), would mandatorily lower the licensing fees paid by Internet radio giant Pandora, moving the royalties system further away from a free market and instead entrenching a system in...
  • How to Live Without Irony (Hipster Irony)

    11/20/2012 11:21:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2012 | Christy Wimpole
    If irony is the ethos of our age — and it is — then the hipster is our archetype of ironic living. The hipster haunts every city street and university town. Manifesting a nostalgia for times he never lived himself, this contemporary urban harlequin appropriates outmoded fashions (the mustache, the tiny shorts), mechanisms (fixed-gear bicycles, portable record players) and hobbies (home brewing, playing trombone). He harvests awkwardness and self-consciousness. Before he makes any choice, he has proceeded through several stages of self-scrutiny. The hipster is a scholar of social forms, a student of cool. He studies relentlessly, foraging for what...
  • Grayson flees African coup in copter of contractor he criticized (Blackwater saves Grayson's butt)

    02/25/2010 7:51:43 AM PST · by AAABEST · 47 replies · 1,712+ views
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | February 25, 2010 | Scott Powers
    <p>U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, was evacuated last week from the Central African nation of Niger, where he was stranded during a coup, by a military contractor the outspoken congressman has railed against in the past.</p> <p>Grayson was on a House Committee on Science and Technology tour last Thursday when a military coup closed the airport in Niger and then took over the government, violently entering buildings close to the U.S. Embassy compound where he was staying.</p>
  • Man steals phone from Ebola patient, gets infected

    08/27/2012 9:33:06 PM PDT · by verum ago · 27 replies
    The Daily Monitor ^ | 26 August 2012 | Francis Mugerwa
    Security and medical officials in Kibaale District have registered a case in which a man allegedly went in an isolation ward at Kagadi Hospital and stole a cellular phone from one of the Ebola patients. The 40-year-old resident of Kyakabugahya LCI in Kagadi Town Council travelled about three kilometers to the hospital to apparently obtain a phone estimated to be valued at Shs60,000 more than two weeks ago. The suspect allegedly broke into the isolation ward on the night of Tuesday August 14, undetected by hospital guards. The patient, who has since succumbed to the deadly hemorrhagic fever, then reported...
  • Meet the real workers Obama screwed over

    08/08/2012 7:46:29 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 7 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 8/8/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    My column today contrasts the phony Romney-killed-a-steelworker’s-wife fable from Obama’s sleazy SuperPAC with the actual stories of economic havoc that Obama’s union-pandering administration wrought on thousands of Delphi workers.**snip**Chutzpah overload in full effect: President Obama’s sleazy super-PAC, run by his former White House spokesman Bill Burton, just released an ad accusing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney of causing the cancer death of a steelworker’s wife.**snip**While Team Obama promotes fables to indict Romney, the incontrovertible stories of the current administration’s economic malpractice are finally getting out. In 2010, I first reported on how Obama’s UAW bailout threw tens of thousands of...
  • Fork You: Obama Forces Latino Audience to Give Up Silverware Before Speech

    06/23/2012 10:35:49 AM PDT · by montag813 · 80 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWhy doesn't Barack Obama trust Latinos with knives and forks at a dinner reception?Washington is buzzing about a new scandal - no, not 'Fast and Furious', that is just the GOP contributing to our "broken politics", or the rantings of a lone nutbag blogger (pay no attention to that pesky dead border agent, or Obama's assertion of executive privilege). No, the big new scandal is how Obama's security detail confiscated the forks of every member of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) before Obama would come out to speak. This after denying them knives to eat...
  • Team Obama ‘treats’ troops to lunch, leaves without paying the bill

    06/15/2012 4:43:18 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 23 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | June 15, 2012 | Beck Staff
    m Obama ‘treats’ troops to lunch, leaves without paying the billEarlier this week, President Obama sat down for a Father’s Day lunch with military veterans, but after chowing down on pork ribs and posing for a photo-op, Obama and his staff left the restaurant without paying the tab. The $55.58 bill for four at Kenny’s BBQ on Capitol Hill went unpaid. The irony of this particular situation is incredible considering the President’s recent remarks about Republicans running up the tab. PRESIDENT OBAMA: They [Republicans] baked all this stuff into the cake with those tax cuts and a prescription drug plan...
  • Hitchhiker Writing 'Kindness' Book Shot in Montana

    06/11/2012 9:58:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2012 | MATTHEW BROWN
    A man hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir called "The Kindness of America" was injured in a random drive-by shooting along a rural highway near northeastern Montana's booming Bakken oil patch, authorities said Monday. Ray Dolin, 39, of West Virginia, was shot in the arm as he approached a pickup Saturday evening thinking the driver was offering him a ride, said Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier.
  • Pravda asks: What happened to American media?

    03/10/2012 1:48:33 PM PST · by opentalk · 73 replies
    WND ^ | March 9, 2012 | Chelsea Schilling
    It’s a twist of irony: The Russian news website Pravda has published an accusation that the American media is “tame,” afraid to publish news and is “deliberately hiding the evidence published on the internet about [President Obama's] defrauding of the American public and the deliberate evisceration of the Constitution of the United States.” In a March 7 Pravda column, “Arizona sheriff finds Obama presidential qualifications forged,” Dianna Cotter, a senior at American Military University, blasts America’s mainstream media for their virtual silence about Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s six-month investigation into the controversy surrounding Obama’s birth certificate and his...
  • They made a statue of us

    02/26/2012 4:39:43 PM PST · by Zeneta · 13 replies
    me | today | me
    Sweet Disposition, Won't stop til it's over. The Thrill is gone: The Irony of this live performance at the White House is astounding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc7y4PCyREo&feature=related
  • (History changed by act of mercy?) How a four-year-old Adolf Hitler was saved from certain death ...

    01/05/2012 7:09:05 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 6th January 2012 | Allan Hall
    Revealed: The priest who changed the course of history ... by rescuing a drowning four-year-old Hitler from death in an icy river * Future Fuhrer was plucked from certain death by boy who grew up to join the church * German newspaper from 1894 reveals incident It may be the most devastating act of mercy in history. A newspaper report chronicling how a boy of four was saved from drowning has surfaced in a German archive. The child – who historians believe could have been Adolf Hitler – was plucked from the icy waters of the River Inn in Passau,...
  • CO Driver Killed By Branch Steered Car To Safety

    01/01/2012 6:04:21 PM PST · by edpc · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1 Jan 2012 | AP
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who was killed when a 3-foot tree branch flew through his windshield and impaled him in the chest was able to steer the car to safety before losing consciousness. The wife of 61-year-old James Baker-Jarvis told the Daily Camera (http://goo.gl/WsaHg ) that her husband was able to pull the Subaru Outback over to the roadside, saving her from any injury. Baker-Jarvis died later at a hospital.
  • Local News Unpaid bill may leave a struggling solar-materials factory in Pocatello in the dark

    12/31/2011 10:17:39 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 12 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | December 31, 2011 | JOHN MILLER
    Idaho Power Co. told a southeastern Idaho polysilicon manufacturer that the utility could turn off its power by Tuesday if it doesn’t pay an electricity bill from November. Honolulu-based Hoku Corp., which has survived so far with help from Chinese financiers, lodged a formal protest with Idaho Public Utilities Commission regulators after getting a termination of service notice on Dec. 22. When Hoku missed the Dec. 21 payment, Idaho Power sent a notice that power would be shut off on Jan. 3 — unless Hoku came up with the money. “The fact of the matter is, Hoku has missed a...
  • Irony: OWS Now the Equivalent of a Corporation

    11/26/2011 8:13:47 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/26/11 | Aurelius
    There is nothing more ironic than someone or something becoming the very thing that they hate. For Occupy Wall Street, they loathe corporations because they are "rich." Corporations also provide them with cheap laptops, smartphones, and wifi, but OWS cannot be bothered with nuance. But let's look at an actual definition of a corporation: Corporation, noun; definition: any group of persons united or regarded as united in one body. Why, that sounds exactly like Occupy Wall Street! They preach unity and they certainly are a group of people. But certainly those in OWS would argue that corporations have both money...
  • Jerry Sandusky wrote a book called "Touched"

    Years before Jerry Sandusky was indicted on charges of sexually abusing boys, the former Penn State football coach wrote a book about his life. Over a period of ten years, beginning in 1991, Sandusky worked with former equipment manager and Penn State journalism student Kip Richeal to record what Sandusky called a "unique" life. What they eventually produced, in 2000, was the book "Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story."
  • Motorola Mobility apparently won an injunction against Apple in Germany over two patents

    11/04/2011 9:19:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    FOSS Patents ^ | NOV 4, 2011 | Florian Mueller
    Apple knows what it's like to win injunctions against rivals. It won four of them against Samsung (two in Germany, one in the Netherlands and most recently one in Australia; all of them preliminary). Now it seems that Apple has just come out on the losing end of a patent infringement lawsuit. I have received a copy of what purports to be a default judgment by the Mannheim Regional Court barring Apple from selling in Germany -- the single largest market in Europe -- any mobile devices infringing on two Motorola Mobility patents and determining that Apple owes Motorola Mobility...
  • LAT: Targeting Wall Street but hurting small vendors instead (minibusinesses screwed. Ironic?)

    10/31/2011 11:06:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/31/11 | Esmeralda Bermudez
    The Occupy movement came to Los Angeles aiming for Wall Street titans, but farmers market vendors are the first to take a real hit. Two weeks ago, about 40 vendors who sell on the City Hall lawn every Thursday were forced off the property after protesters refused to remove their city of tents. .. Since that relocation, profits have plummeted, vendors have pulled out and shoppers have become scarce. "The cause is good," said Genaro Lopez, a vendor who initially helped protesters with free sodas and burritos. "But this is our bread and butter, and we've taken a huge hit."...
  • Rikers cons flood Zuccotti for free eats (OWC NY)

    10/26/2011 12:24:12 PM PDT · by libstripper · 101 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 26, 2011 | REBECCA ROSENBERG, JAMIE SCHRAM and BOB FREDERICKS
    Newly sprung ex-cons and vagrants rousted from other parks are crashing the Occupy Wall Street protest, where gourmet meals are free and boozy, drug­fueled parties are on tap, the movement’s leaders griped yesterday. “They’re telling people who leave prison to go to Zuccotti Park,” lamented Daniel Zetah, a leader of the OWS community-relations group. Volunteer Lauren Digioia, 26, said, “We have drug dealing going on here, gang activity, public intoxication. There are a lot of instigators. There are a lot of vultures. “Everyone knows we give out free food and sleeping bags, and it’s a perfect opportunity for squatters.”
  • Why we must lose the darn 1 percent

    10/26/2011 5:47:56 AM PDT · by shove_it · 68 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 25 Oct 2011 | Frank J. Fleming
    The Occupy Wall Street crowd has correctly identified two distinct groups in this country: the wealthiest 1 percent and the other 99 percent, who suffer from the 1 percent’s vast wealth: The wealthiest 1 percent not only have more money than us, they have much, much more money. That’s just wrong. [...]
  • ‘Occupy Cleveland’ Protester Alleges She Was Raped

    10/19/2011 12:20:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | 10/19/2011
    CLEVELAND, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) – An “Occupy Cleveland” protester tells police she was raped in her tent over the weekend. Cleveland police are investigating an alleged sexual assault incident Saturday at the “Occupy Cleveland” rally involving a 19-year-old female student from Parma. According to police reports, the 19-year-old student was instructed by “Occupy Cleveland” personnel to “share a tent with the suspect due to a shortage of tents.” The suspect identified himself as “Leland” to the woman. The woman told police that after she had thought the suspect went to sleep in his own bed, she slept in a sleeping...
  • Cops: Home invasion suspect accidentally killed himself

    10/11/2011 6:15:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Oct. 11, 2011 | Fran Jeffries
    A suspect who was killed in a car wreck following a home invasion on Oct. 4, died of a self-inflicted gun shot, not from the accident, according to Clayton County police. Kenneth Kenard Fortson, 21, died when the pickup truck he and three other suspects were traveling in overturned on Roberts Drive across from Riverdale High School. That accident happened after the three men had allegedly forced entry into a home on Fairway Pointe Drive in Riverdale and demanded money and a video game, according to police. "He was found with a weapon in his hand, after the truck crashed,"...
  • (Marxist Che Guevara Cafe to Close Due to Lack of $$$) Students Fight to Keep UCSD Landmark Open

    09/21/2011 9:01:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | September 21, 2011 | Kristina Lee
    Students Fight to Keep UCSD Landmark Open SAN DIEGO -- A group of UCSD students is fighting to keep an eccentric landmark open. "It's that one last place at UCSD that sort of exudes that college atmosphere," said Alex Peterson, UCSD student. "It sort of represents the revolutionary, liberal, young college student." The Che Cafe opened in 1980 as a co-operative run by students and volunteers. It was named after Ernesto "Che" Guevara, an Argentinian doctor who was a major figure of the Cuban revolution. It's one of the oldest structures on campus. Built in 1960, the building was turned...