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  • The Down Low Club at Chicago's Trinity Church

    10/05/2012 7:04:05 AM PDT · by nevermorelenore · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 10/02/12 | Corsi
    After nearly four years in office, many Americans still express frustration that much about Barack Obama remains a mystery as establishment media remain incurious about the Democratic president, while seemingly ready to dispatch crack investigative teams at a moment’s notice to probe into the personal lives of Republican figures such as Sarah Palin. Largely ignored in 2008 was research by the Hillary Clinton campaign based on contacts developed with members of the church Obama attended for two decades, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. This is the first of a series of articles WND has developed from months of...
  • Prayers requested

    10/05/2012 5:50:38 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 37 replies
    me | October 5, 2012 | Smokin' Joe
    My Sister-in-Law is experiencing some serious medical difficulties at the moment, with very high BP and partial kidney shutdown. While the doctors are unsure of the problem, her Calcium levels are all over and they are trying to get her electrolytes stable. Please pray for her, and the whole family. In addition, my oldest granddaughter and great granddaughter are facing a different sort of trial, with Social Services in the middle of things, all based on a wild rumor. Please pray that they are reunited and the matter is favorably resolved.
  • President Chavez Can Use a Little Help from his Hollywood Friends

    10/05/2012 4:13:33 AM PDT · by vet7279 · 2 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | October 04, 2012 | Fox News Latino
    Now that Venezuelan President and socialist big mouth Hugo Chávez is in the middle of a tight election, maybe he can use some help from his Hollywood friends. From Kevin Spacey and Don King to Naomi Campbell and Danny Glover, these stars have complimented, met or outright supported Chávez for president.
  • Vanity:Freeper Help Needed (Boston/PANDAS Syndrome)

    10/04/2012 8:27:01 PM PDT · by Hazelwood Redneck Brain Trust · 9 replies
    A lady from my church commented on Facebook this evening and I just happened to catch it - it was in regards to a medical condition called PANDAS. I know that one of her kids has an obscure medical condition but I don't know the particulars. So,I read the big long story* on Facebook (Short version - child has PANDAS & gets sick. Parents take child to Boston Childrens Hospital. Hospital is acting strangely. Child Protective Services takes control of child. Prelim hearing gives temporary custody to State. Child is still hospitalized.) I did "Bing" searches on most names given,...
  • Why Do Gangsters Aim Their Guns Sideways? Marine Marksman Sheds Light On Gangbanger Tactics

    10/04/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 October 2012 | Damien Gayle
    So why do gangsters aim their guns sideways? Marine marksman sheds light on how gunmen from the 'hood unwittingly use a well-known aiming technique It's an iconic image immortalised in dozens of Hollywood gangster films: the gangster aiming down the side of his pistol before pumping a volley of bullets into his victim. But with most people knowing that the aiming sights are found on the top of a gun barrel, it's also a counter-intuitive way to accurately fire a weapon. So why is it that gangsters are always shown using their guns in this way? According to Jon Davis,...
  • Jesse Jackson, Wright 'arranged' Obama marriage

    10/04/2012 8:10:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct 3, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    As a young single woman, Michelle Robinson was a fixture in the home of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who along with Rev. Jeremiah Wright “arranged” her marriage to Barack Obama, according to sources in Chicago who know the couple. Jackson’s daughter, Santita, is still one of Michelle’s best friends. “It all relates back to Trinity and to the Jesse Jackson orbit of blacks here in Chicago who gave Obama legitimacy and helped him establish his identity as a black man,” Robyn explained. “The political left wanted to push a black to the presidency, and the key operatives in the...
  • Was Obama rattled by developing donor scandal story?

    10/04/2012 7:57:52 PM PDT · by sushiman · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/12 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama's reelection campaign, rattled by his Wednesday night debate performance, could be in for even worse news. According to knowledgeable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story.
  • The political Season Is Mad Season

    10/04/2012 7:52:01 PM PDT · by IslamE
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | 10/2/2012 | Bryan Hipple
    I made a video for the political season, enjoy!
  • Romney’s Real Debate Victories

    10/04/2012 6:45:46 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/04/2012 | Dick Morris
    Obviously, Romney won last night’s debate. His passion, charisma, energy, eye-contact, personality, force of argument, and earnest compassion showed through and contrasted with a washed out, tired, hesitant Obama. But seeing the debate from a professional’s eye, Romney scored a number of key victories in the turf wars that underlie this campaign. These victories are likely to last and shape the final month of this race long after the glow from Romney’s performance has faded. 1. Romney got out from under Obama’s character assassination negative ads. By failing to raise the Cayman Islands bank account, the 47% speech, Bain Capital...
  • Awesome HD Slinky Slow-Mo…Does Gravity Really Work Like We Think It Does?

    10/04/2012 4:04:07 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 83 replies
    Veritasium ^ | Sept 29, 2012 | Jim Caldwell
    Watching this video, I have to ask, do we really understand gravity? When we release an object from our hands, it falls. Right? Not always? Or at least, not right away? Veritasium has put some pretty cool videos to explain how science and physics work. They have been working with slinkies on a number of videos (and you thought your kid didn’t have any potential at 3 years old), this video seems to capture the essences of their work. So listening to a couple of science guys explain this, does this give one a solid enough understanding why that darn...
  • Glenn Beck's 'The Blaze' Internet TV; Daily Thread The Blaze

    10/04/2012 2:57:08 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 4 replies
    GBTV/The Blaze/Dish 212 ^ | October 4, 2012 | Glenn Beck
    I am late, Ilk!
  • Freep 3 polls! (NBC,ABC,Amer. healthline. Who won the debate?)

    10/04/2012 2:49:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | 10-4-12 | Several news orgs.
    Did the first presidential debate do anything to influence who you will support in the election? Yes. It made me more likely to vote for Mitt Romney. Yes. It made me more likely to vote for Barack Obama. No, I feel the same way I did before the debate. Did last night's debate in any way change your preference in the Presidential race? Yes No Who do you think won the debate over Medicare? Obama. He defended his achievements and challenged Romney's plan as unworkable. Romney. He was aggressive and put Obama on the defensive on Medicare. Neither. Both were...
  • Obama's used 14 minutes 55 seconds of his fame

    10/04/2012 12:24:32 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 4 replies
    10/4/2012 | Vanity
    The most telling moment of the debate is when Obama complained "I had 5 seconds left before you interrupted me". So Obama has used 14 minutes 55 seconds of his fame and he only has 5 seconds left.
  • I Hope Everyone Is Ready

    10/04/2012 12:13:05 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 10/4/12 | Karl Denninger
    First, Iran's currency has effectively imploded; our inflationary games along with our "sanction" regime has caused a 20% daily drop in the Iranian currency value against the dollar. This volatility in turn led to the disappearance of convertibility (duh!) which in turn means that things like food suddenly become very hard to obtain, even if you are putatively wealthy. Second, Syria and Turkey are having a little dust-up that could turn very not little in a hurry. If you don't understand why this is important please get out a map and have a look at some of the potential problems...
  • Civil Unrest in Brazil: Lessons from a Tourist

    10/04/2012 11:06:06 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    Preparedness Blogs ^ | 8/3/12 | omegam4n
    Please don’t think that Brazil is an overly dangerous place. I went twice for a month each time and nothing dangerous ever happened. But I was aware of my surroundings and I had expert guides in the form of local residents. Without them I am sure I would not have been as safe or seen as much as I did. I am writing about the danger I experienced in Brazil because it exposed what happens when a whole society is left to it’s own devices and the chaos/order that develops. In other words it provided a glimpse into the end...
  • Vanity: Just Sent 50 Bucks Todd Akins Way.

    10/04/2012 10:05:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 4 replies
    Me
    Just sent 50 bucks to Todd Akin. I think he can win this thing!! If he gets in he won't owe the Republican establishment SQUAT! I don't have a lot of money but if it means repealing Obamacare then 50 bucks doesn't sound like a whole lot after all.
  • Is this how Obama looks in meetings? (Vanity)

    10/04/2012 7:35:49 AM PDT · by Proud2BeRight · 34 replies
    Tens of millions of Americans just saw how fumbling, bumbling, unprepared, and stupid Obama is without a teleprompter. Is this how he appears when meeting privately with world leaders? Do they roll over him as easily as Romney did when he is only really in their nation for a vacation and date with his wife?
  • So, is Romney going to cut upper-income taxes over and above the Bush tax cuts - or not?

    10/04/2012 7:01:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    10/4/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Romney certainly had a spendid debate performance, but the back-and-forth quibbling over Romney wanting 5 trillion in new tax cuts over and above the Bush tax cuts, then Romney saying no he doesn't support that, then Obama saying yes you do, then Romney "no I don't," etc, etc - it all still left me with the central question: If Romney is elected president, will he cut taxes for upper-income earners over and above the Bush tax cuts. Yes or no? Romney can answer that and we can look back over his past statements on the matter - those during the...
  • Where is Lil' Debbie? (Wasserman Schultz)

    10/04/2012 5:40:18 AM PDT · by SERKIT · 8 replies
    Self-Vanity | 10/4/2012 | self
    Where is Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Missing-in-Action leader of the Democrat Party? Is she leading from behind? Not that I miss her, but she is so darned entertaining in her insanity.
  • Upstate New York Food Truck Shut Down For Not Having a Permit that Doesn’t Exist Yet

    10/04/2012 5:36:12 AM PDT · by Altariel · 9 replies
    Institute for Justice ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    For the past two years, Peter Cimino has been selling gourmet tacos in business parks in Amherst, N.Y., a suburb of Buffalo. In his bright lime green truck, creative entrées like chimichurri chicken and tomatillo pork sizzle. His Lloyd Taco Truck was personally invited by the owner of the Amherst Commerce Park to enliven the area and Pete was operating entirely on private property. But on Monday, Amherst shut his business down. A police officer even threatened to tow away Pete’s taco truck, for not having a permit.  There’s just one problem: Amherst doesn’t have a food truck permit yet. The...