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  • Almost Perfectly Preserved’ WWII Fighter Discovered in Sahara Desert — 70 Years After Disappearing

    05/11/2012 9:07:30 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 100 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/10/12 | Becket Adams
    It’s not quite the same as the opening sequence to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” but it’s awfully close. The Daily Mail reports that a Polish oil company worker, Jakub Perka, has discovered an “almost perfectly preserved” Kittyhawk P-40 that crash-landed in the Sahara Desert in 1942. “Despite the crash impact, most of the aircraft’s cockpit instruments are intact,” according to the report.
  • Arpaio Faces a New Sheriff in Town...(Big Bad Obama?)

    05/11/2012 8:50:59 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/10/12 | Terry Greene Sterling
    A few days after the “Toughest Sheriff in America” oversaw his 60th Latino-harassing raid in the Phoenix area, the Obama administration’s top civil-rights lawyer flew to Phoenix and slapped Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office with a monumental civil-rights tort alleging rampant constitutional abuses, including widespread racial profiling of Latinos. The suit also claims the sheriff violated the civil rights of his critics by “illegal retaliation” that included baseless lawsuits and meritless administrative actions. Now 79, Arpaio claims he’s innocent and dismisses the lawsuit as politicking by the Obama administration in an election year.
  • Erika Harold, Former Miss America, Runs for Congress

    05/11/2012 7:19:22 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 37 replies
    After voters sent a former "Saturday Night Live" star (Sen. Al Franken), a hit recording artist (former Rep. Sonny Bono) and an astronaut (former Sen. John Glenn) to Congress, a former Miss America Pageant winner wants to try her hand at lawmaking. Erika Harold, who won the Miss America crown in 2003, passed the first hurdle this week in becoming the Republican candidate to replace Illinois Rep. Tim Johnson, who dropped out of the race two weeks after winning the GOP nomination in March. The GOP county chairman tapped Harold, a Harvard Law School graduate who now works as a...
  • Former Romney Classmate Describes 'Bullying Supreme' (Mega Liberal Barf Alert!)

    05/11/2012 7:06:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 74 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/09/12 | David Muir
    A high school classmate of presidential candidate Mitt Romney told ABC News today that he considers a particular prank pulled at Michigan's Cranbrook school to be "assault and battery" and that he witnessed Romney hold the scissors to cut the hair of a student who was being physically pinned to the ground by several others. "It's a haunting memory. I think it was for everybody that spoke up about it… because when you see somebody who is simply different taken down that way and is terrified and you see that look in their eye you never forget it. And that...
  • Breitbart witness: He dropped like sack of bricks

    05/11/2012 6:03:22 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 120 replies
    WND ^ | May 10, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A man who witnessed the collapse of conservative media icon Andrew Breitbart, the founder of and other sites, said he collapsed like a “sack of bricks” and died with a “thick white band” around his forehead. The testimony comes from Christopher Lasseter, 26, who was walking his dog outside the Brentwood Restaurant and saw Breitbart leave the eatery, cross the street and fall to the ground on the opposite side of the street. On assignment from WND, Los Angeles private investigator Paul Huebl found Lasseter Tuesday evening. In a video provided to WND and posted on YouTube, Huebl filmed...
  • USDA seeks change to regulate Internet pet sales

    05/11/2012 5:43:22 AM PDT · by Gennie · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | TRACIE CONE
    Dog breeders who skirt animal welfare laws by selling puppies over the Internet would face tighter scrutiny under a rule change proposed Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The change would subject dog owners who breed more than four females and sell the puppies electronically, by mail or over the phone to the same oversight faced by wholesale dealers as part of the Animal Welfare Act. That law, written in 1966, set standards of care for animals bred for commercial sale and research. Retail sales were exempt from inspections under the assumption that anyone who visited the store could...
  • More spies in U.S. than ever, says ex-CIA officer

    05/11/2012 5:35:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    A former top CIA covert officer who ran one of the spy agency's secret domestic networks says there are now more foreign spies on U.S. soil than at the peak of the Cold War. The former officer, Hank Crumpton, who also served as deputy director of the CIA's Counter-Terrorism Center and led the U.S. response to 9/11, speaks candidly to Lara Logan about his life as a spy on 60Minutes, Sunday, May 13at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
  • Churchgoer rips off ear over dirty dishes [New Zealand]

    05/11/2012 1:00:35 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    NZ News ^ | 11 May 2012 | anon
    A Palmerston North churchgoer ripped off part of a fellow parishioner's earlobe and gave him a black eye when she became enraged because dishes were not washed after a service. Ateliana Lei Malu, 52, pleaded guilty in Palmerston North District Court on Thursday to assaulting the man at a church meeting in March, the Manawatu Standard reported. Police told the court that she wrestled him to the ground ...
  • JPMorgan Chase acknowledges $2B loss in trading portfolio

    05/10/2012 8:58:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, May 10, 2012, 11:34 PM | (Via Associated Press)
    JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, said Thursday that it lost $2 billion in the past six weeks in a trading portfolio designed to hedge against risks the company takes with its own money. The company’s stock plunged almost 7% in after-hours trading after the loss was announced. Other bank stocks, including Citigroup and Bank of America, suffered heavy losses as well. “The portfolio has proved to be riskier, more volatile and less effective as an economic hedge than we thought,” CEO Jamie Dimon told reporters. “There were many errors, sloppiness and bad judgment.” The trading loss...
  • Boston wins series over Atlanta 4 - 2

    05/10/2012 7:49:33 PM PDT · by WellyP · 21 replies
    Yahoo sports | 10 May 2012 | WellyP
    Celtics take series over Halks with 83-80 win at The Gardens. Pierce's two freethrows with 1.3 seconds remaining clinched the game.
  • PURE LOVE… 6 Year-Old Boy Walks to His US Marine Father For First Time (Video)

    05/10/2012 7:21:29 AM PDT · by CitizenM · 16 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/9/12 | Jim Hoft
    Six year-old Michael surprised his US Marine father. Michael walked to his dad for the first time when his father returned home from war. Absolutely wonderful. (Warning: You may need a Kleenex for this one!)
  • 18-month-old baby pulled from flight, parents interviewed by TSA

    05/10/2012 2:30:28 PM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 5/9/2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    The parents of an 18-month-old girl say they were "humiliated" after being pulled off a plane and told their young child had been placed on a no-fly list. After boarding a JetBlue flight in Ft. Lauderdale, the parents of young Riyanna, who asked to remain anonymous over fears of repercussions, were told the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) wanted to interview their toddler. "And I said, 'For what?'" Riyanna's mother told ABC affiliate WPBF 25 News on Wednesday. "And he said, 'Well, it's not you or your husband. Your daughter was flagged as no fly.' I said, 'Excuse me?'" Whoever is...
  • Arizona high school forfeits championship game rather than face girl opponent

    05/10/2012 1:11:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 249 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-10-2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A state championship high school baseball game is over before tonight's first pitch, after one Arizona team forfeited rather than play an opponent with a girl in the lineup. Our Lady of Sorrows refused to play Mesa Preparatory Academy in Thursday’s scheduled Arizona Charter Athletic Association state championship game, because that team has Paige Sultzbach at second base. The 15-year-old agreed to sit out a pair of regular season victories over Our Lady of Sorrows, which is run by the Society of St. Pius X, an traditionalist church that broke away from Roman Catholic Church over Vatican reforms in 1970....
  • GOProud's Barron says President Obama's same sex marriage endorsement 'overtly political'

    05/10/2012 12:18:28 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 4 replies
    Starting Point ^ | May 10, 2012 | Soledad O'Brien
    Video clip shows Chris Barron, leader of activist homosexual group GOProud advising fellow Republicans to support Gary Johnson because he endorses full sodomite marriage. What is so revealing is that GOProud is the same front group that claimed to endorse Trump and then Herman Cain. Now they are finally admitting they are solely voting on homosexual special rights and demanding gay 'marriage'.
  • Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

    05/10/2012 10:32:33 AM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2012 | Sharon Otterman and Ray Rivera
    The first shock came when Mordechai Jungreis learned that his mentally disabled teenage son was being molested in a Jewish ritual bathhouse in Brooklyn. The second came after Mr. Jungreis complained, and the man accused of the abuse was arrested. Old friends started walking stonily past him and his family on the streets of Williamsburg. Their landlord kicked them out of their apartment. Anonymous messages filled their answering machine, cursing Mr. Jungreis for turning in a fellow Jew. And, he said, the mother of a child in a wheelchair confronted Mr. Jungreis’s mother-in-law, saying the same man had molested her...
  • Prince Charles presents the weather at BBC Scotland

    05/10/2012 10:08:15 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10th May 2012 | BBC News
    'Prince Charles presented a special weather forecast during a visit to BBC Scotland's headquarters at Pacific Quay, Glasgow. The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay met staff during the tour to celebrate 60 years of BBC Scotland television.'
  • State finds thousands of non-citizens on Florida voting rolls; will they prosecute?

    05/10/2012 7:21:19 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 41 replies ^ | May 10, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Fueling the debate over the pervasiveness of election fraud in Florida, a Miami Herald article Tuesday exposed the possibility that thousands of illegal votes have been cast by foreigners, particularly in South Florida. The Florida Division of Elections is already working to stem the problem, its spokesman told the Herald. For the past year, the division has joined forces with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to identify potential fraud by rooting out foreigners on the voting rolls, division spokesman Chris Cate said.
  • WWII Veteran and wife die in brutal attack, civil rights leaders quiet

    05/10/2012 7:18:34 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    Paulding County Republican Examiner ^ | May 8,2012 | Christopher Collins
    Bob Strait, the 90-year-old Word War II Veteran that was beaten by an Oklahoma man in March, Tyrone Woodfork, 20, has died, reported yesterday by Fox News. Bob Strait was a World War II paratrooper, who took part in the D-Day invasion as part of the 101st Airborne Division. He was also awarded a Bronze Star. Back in March, he and his wife Nancy, 85, both white, were attacked, beaten and his wife sexually assaulted by alledged killer, Tyrone Woodfork, who is black. Two days after the brutal attack, Mrs. Strait, who was nearly blind, died from her injuries.
  • Leaked FAA memo sheds light on Superstition Mountains plane crash (AZ)

    05/09/2012 11:34:00 PM PDT · by hope · 6 replies
    Fox10 ^ | 5/9/12
    APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - The night before thanksgiving, while most families were preparing to spend the holiday together, a plane crashed into the Superstition Mountains in the east valley. All on board were killed, including these 3 young children and their father. The official cause of the crash won't be known for months, but tonight we have new troubling information that raises the question -- did this have to happen? Did they have to die? We've learned FAA safety investigators believe the air space around the Superstition Mountains may have contributed to this deadly crash. A problem they have known...
  • Postal Service plans to keep rural post offices, cut hours

    05/09/2012 7:30:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 9, 2012, 6:43 p.m. | Ian Duncan, Washington Bureau
    The U.S. Postal Service backed off from a proposal to close thousands of rural post offices, opting instead to cut opening hours in a bid to stem devastating financial losses. The postal service estimates that the new plan will save $500 million a year once it is fully implemented in 2014. The previous proposal would have closed more than 3,000 rural post offices to save $200 million a year. Under the plan outlined Wednesday, 13,167 post offices will open for two to six hours a day. A spokeswoman for the postal service said that no community would be required to...