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  • Promising results, DOE publishes more findings from North Slope methane hydrate test well

    04/25/2015 8:17:05 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of April 26, 2015 | Alan Bailey
    The National Energy Technology Laboratory has published some new results from methane hydrate testing carried out in 2011 and 2012 in the Ignik Sikumi test well on Alaska’s North Slope. According to an article in the latest edition of NETL’s Fire in Ice publication, the results shed light on the potential use of injected carbon dioxide as a means of producing natural gas from methane hydrate deposits, while also demonstrating that producing gas by depressuring the deposits may work more easily than previously thought. Methane hydrate is a naturally occurring solid that traps concentrated volumes of methane, the primary component...
  • GoFundMe fundraising site for Sweet Cakes owners goes dark (Oregon victims of gaystappo)

    04/25/2015 8:12:01 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 04/25/2015 | George Rede
    Late Friday night, anyone looking for the GoFundMe page set up to help the Gresham bakers facing a large unlawful discrimination award would have hit a dead end. A supporter of Aaron and Melissa Klein set up the campaign to help raise money for the couple after an administrative law judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries issued a proposed order recommending they pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple from Portland.
  • [Germany’s foreign minister] Steinmeier: Armenia wasn’t genocide

    04/25/2015 8:11:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Apr 2015 15:58 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier insisted on Friday that calling Armenian massacres genocide risks belittling the Holocaust, after President Joachim Gauck broke a taboo by using the word on Thursday. Steinmeier stuck to his guns on Friday, arguing in an interview with Spiegel that “We in Germany need to be careful not to give justification to those who follow their own political agenda and say the Holocaust started before 1933.” […] Steinmeier has come in for fierce criticism this week, with one high profile politician comparing him to Germany’s First World War leadership. Both Gauck and Bundestag (German parliament) president Norbert...
  • University of Arkansas Student Reportedly Arrested for Lying About Alleged Sexual Assault

    04/25/2015 8:01:46 AM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    collegeinsurrection.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Are the tides finally turning on those that falsely claim ‘sexual assault’? According to Arkansas Matters: U of A Student Arrested for Lying About Sexual Assault FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KNWA) – Police arrested 20-year-old Lindsey Sweetin Thursday for filing a false police report about a sexual assault she originally said happened in the Harmon Parking garage on the University of Arkansas campus. According to a police report, on March 8, Sweetin’s brother called the University of Arkansas Police Department to report that his sister had been sexually assaulted in the garage on March 5. When police interviewed Lindsey Sweetin, she told...
  • Claims of Ukraine Nazis crucifying/burning resistance fighter alive

    04/25/2015 8:00:40 AM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 5 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | April 24th, 2015 | Unattributed
    See video...
  • MILITARY UPDATE: Congress steps toward blended military retirement

    04/25/2015 7:47:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    Congress on Thursday took a first, perhaps historic step toward phasing out the 20-year-or-bust retirement system the U.S. military has used to shape and retain its career forces since the end of World War II. The replacement plan, as endorsed by the House armed services’ personnel subcommittee, is a blended system that would cut by 20 percent the value of future force annuities in return for an added tool to build nest eggs earlier — a 401(k)-like Thrift Savings Plan with government matching of service member TSP contributions. The enhanced TSP, with matching of monthly deposits of up to five...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan slams nations recognizing Armenian genocide

    04/25/2015 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2015 9:31 AM EDT
    Turkey’s president has lashed out at country leaders who have recognized the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide on the centenary of the massacres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused France, Germany, Russia and Austria—whose leaders or parliaments recently described the killings as genocide—of supporting “claims constructed on Armenian lies.” He accused the United States of siding with Armenia, although President Barack Obama stopped short of using the term in his annual message. …
  • Finland election: anti-EU right marches onto centre stage

    04/25/2015 7:44:45 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 1 replies
    Scroll In ^ | 4/23/2015 | Nicolas Prindiville
    A right wing anti-EU party has enjoyed success in Finland’s election that saw the governing National Coalition suffer a dramatic defeat. After a campaign dominated by domestic issues, the opposition Centre party won 49 seats of the 200 up for election, while the anti-EU Finns Party won 38 and the governing National Coalition won 37. As a party of the populist right, the Finns latches on to voter discontent wherever it can be found. It did so spectacularly in the 2011 elections, where the party (previously known as the True Finns) expanded its vote share by an historic 14.9% vote...
  • Congressmen with America's Most Popular Rifle: A Cause for Panic in DC

    04/25/2015 7:39:58 AM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    NRA Alert ^ | 4/25/15
    Last week, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) tweeted a picture of himself and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C) holding an AR-15. Rep. Buck later reported that the photo was taken in his Capitol Hill House office. While a photo of two congressmen posing with the most popular rifle in the United States (and one trigger-locked and without a bolt carrier group at that) shouldn’t raise any rational public safety concerns, it apparently caused enough handwringing for the D.C. Attorney General’s Office that they referred the picture to the Metropolitan Police Department for further investigation. The AG’s office seemed to have allowed their...
  • 7.9 magnitude quake hits Nepal, famous Buddhist shrine damaged (Boudhanath Stupa)

    04/25/2015 7:37:36 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    The popular Boudhanath Stupa has also developed major cracks, said witnesses. Photos of the destroyed structure is being circulated on the internet and messages of support and condolence pour in from all over the world. Many Tibetans have expressed their solidarity with the people of Nepal on their facebook pages.
  • Americans Love "The Big Lie"!

    04/25/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by kindred · 5 replies
    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | DJP I.F.
    Today in America, there is no shortage of individuals who love "the lie" (2 Thess. 2:10-12). Whether one be conservative, progressive, liberal or a moderate (political or spiritual) all are quite receptive to a godless delusion and are willingly oblivious to the ETERNAL REALITIES of time and ETERNITY (John 3:16-17, Acts 4:12, Rom. 10:2-4, 3:23, 6:23, 1 John 4:10, Rev 20:11-15, Rev. 21, 22:1-5). Whether one be conservative, progressive, liberal or a moderate (political or spiritual) all are quite receptive to a godless delusion and are willingly oblivious to the ETERNAL REALITIES of time and ETERNITY. Whether it be global...
  • Renewed Scrutiny of Veteran Administration's Systematic Disarming of Beneficiaries Brings Shame [tr]

    04/25/2015 7:34:54 AM PDT · by pabianice · 4 replies
    NRA Alerts ^ | 4/25/15
    Last week, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) brought renewed attention to the plight of a growing number of veterans who have been unjustly stripped of their Second Amendment rights. In an April 14 letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Grassley takes the Department of Veterans Affairs to task for overreaching policies that have resulted in the names of well over 100,000 veterans and dependents being placed in the FBI’s National Instance Criminal Background Check System (NICS) as prohibited from possessing firearms. Federal agencies are required to forward information to the FBI about individuals who have been disqualified by agency action...
  • Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought

    04/25/2015 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 25, 2015 | Michael Hiltzik
    As surely as the hot, dry Santa Ana winds bring blue skies to the coast and wildfires to the hills, severe California droughts bring calls to build desalination plants up and down the seashore. All that ocean water, begging to be converted to fresh and pumped into our pipelines, would solve our water supply problems instantly and permanently, boosters say. In the coming months, the drumbeat will only get louder. That's not only because the current drought is the longest and most severe in memory, but because a $1-billion desalination project scheduled to start operating in Carlsbad this fall will...
  • University of Florida suspends fraternity over abuse of wounded veterans

    04/25/2015 7:28:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 4/25/15 | Dearen
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida suspended one of its fraternities on Friday after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort. The school said on Friday that it is charging the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity with obscene behavior, public intoxication, theft, causing physical or other harm, and damage to property. The suspension came after the fraternity had already suspended operations itself and expelled three of its members after finding they had behaved inappropriately. "I am personally offended and disappointed by the behavior that has...
  • Earthquake in Nepal: Patan Durbar Square shattered completely

    04/25/2015 7:23:38 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
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  • “Support Sweet Cakes by Melissa” GoFundMe Page shut down (because "discrimination")

    04/25/2015 7:20:29 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    GoLocalPDX ^ | April 25, 2015 | Byron Beck
    The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) completed its case against Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a Gresham bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple planning to marry. The bakery was fined $135,000. Following the decision Sweet Cakes immediately started a GoFundMe page and raised over $100,000 before it was shut down. As for the decision, BOLI issued the following statement on Friday regarding the agency’s Proposed Order in the Sweet Cakes case: “The facts of this case clearly demonstrate that the Kleins' unlawfully discriminated against the Complainants. Under Oregon law, businesses cannot discriminate...
  • Iconic Swayambhunath stupa stands amidst the rubble of its complex (Nepal earthquake)

    04/25/2015 7:18:38 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 2 replies
    The iconic Swayambhunath stupa in Kathmandu was relatively lucky in the aftermath of the devastating Nepal earthquake. Only one person was killed in the area though the earthquake shook the entire structure and reduced old houses, small shops and smaller temples in and around the complex to rubble within 15 seconds. Pilgrims and tourists were shocked at first and ran for the exit. As the entire structure shaked vigorously, people were thrown in different directions, while others struggled to get back on their feet. Some got stuck under the debris, and when they were pulled out by people nearby, their...
  • Asking for miracles (Saturbray)

    04/25/2015 7:17:02 AM PDT · by bray · 2 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 4/25/14 | bray
    Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. Acts 3:6 For those of us who are believers in Jesus Christ as the provider of healing, hope and miracles I heard a story which brought all of those things together perfectly. A dear friend of ours named Candace told us a story of her miracle of healing. When God has a plan there is nothing we can do to stand in his way which is what gives Christians everywhere hope....
  • Katmandu’s Backpackers Neighborhood of Thamel Is Still Standing, Witnesses Say

    04/25/2015 6:58:02 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 1 replies
    Early reports from witnesses suggest Katmandu’s backpacker haunt Thamel was largely undamaged by the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. People reached by phone in the neighborhood said that while many of the buildings in Thamel were cracked, only a few older buildings had collapsed. A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck near the Nepali capital, Katmandu, just before noon on Saturday, causing widespread damage and killing more than 90 people, authorities said.
  • UKRAINE: Good-bye Lenin [VIDEO]

    04/25/2015 6:52:22 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    PODCAST at link When Ukrainians began toppling statues of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin at the height of the Euromaidan revolution, it seemed almost retro. As if we had gone back in time to 1991. And in some ways we had. Because to many of its supporters, last year's Ukrainian uprising represented reviving the dashed hopes and promise of that heady time. Hopes for a truly independent Ukraine that had broken from its Soviet past -- and was free from Russian domination in its present. But as Ukraine's pro-Western rulers are now learning, putting these hopes into practice is a lot...
  • Illegal immigration plummets along southwest border: DHS (Lying or incompetency being displayed)

    04/25/2015 6:52:09 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/25/15 | s dinan
    The flow of illegal immigrants has dropped to its lowest level in years judging by the number being apprehended along the border, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday as he sought to be more transparent about his department’s performance. Mr. Johnson said the drop is coming despite an improving economy, which generally draws more illegal migrants. Instead, the secretary said, a boost in manpower and technology along the southwestern border, coupled with public messages in Latin America discouraging would-be migrants from making the journey have helped turn the tide. Through the first six months of fiscal year 2015, which...
  • UKRAINE: Information Chronicled prepared by InformNapalm team

    04/25/2015 6:38:04 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    InformNapalm ^ | 4-25-2015 7:38 a.m. EST
    Chronicle prepared team InformNapalm based on the information from insiders in the occupied territories, as well as reports from public sources. Sector "C" Donetsk 00:50 On the outskirts of Donetsk in the Petrovsky district, there was fighting with tanks and mortars in the village of Trudovskoy. 1:00 - 1:40 militants from howitzers and mortars firing on Ukrainian positions. 10:54 At the stop, a military truck Samoilov seen with the numbers dk 3406, which transported the tank. 13: 15-14: 20 Militants carried out active "teaching." Shells rake Kuibyshev mine mine waste/slag heap (Nitrogen). At 15:00 Lenina DNR conducts show concert with...
  • What the News Isn’t Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies ( Sharyl Attkisson )

    04/25/2015 6:37:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | April 25, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A new study this week found no link between vaccines and autism. It instantly made headlines on TV news and popular media everywhere. Many billed it as the final word, “once again,” disproving the notion that vaccines could have anything to do with autism. What you didn’t learn on the news was that the study was from a consulting firm that lists major vaccine makers among its clients: The Lewin Group. That potential conflict of interest was not disclosed in the paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine; the study authors simply declare “The Lewin Group operates with...
  • The NY Times editorial board’s vote of no confidence in Hillary Clinton

    04/25/2015 6:34:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    It is admittedly difficult to bear the obsequious servility that punctuates The New York Times editorial board’s latest gentle attempt to convince Hillary Clinton that she has a serious problem on her hands. Viewed, however, as a window into the thinking of the Democratic Party’s terrified pragmatists who are slowly coming to the realization that they backed the wrong horse, The Times’ latest is clarifying. It is a desperate and helpless demand that Clinton somehow stop the bleeding. “Nothing illegal has been alleged about the foundation, the global philanthropic initiative founded by former President Bill Clinton,” The Times editorial averred....
  • Empirical Vote Data Shows Democrats Still Control US Senate, Harry Reid’s Office Rejoices

    04/25/2015 6:29:57 AM PDT · by kindred · 29 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 23 Apr 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Democrats still control the U.S. Senate, election results last November aside, an analysis of all the votes taken since Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took over as Majority Leader shows. In fact, with two minor exceptions, every single vote that has passed the U.S. Senate since the beginning of this Congress in January has passed with at least—usually more than—93 percent of support from Democrats. “While Republicans have done nothing to create jobs and help the middle class, on other topics like passing clean funding for Homeland Security and confirming Loretta Lynch, Senator McConnell has done the right thing by...
  • Nepal Earthquake Triggers Deadly Mount Everest Avalanche

    04/25/2015 6:27:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Climbers on Mount Everest ran for their lives on Saturday when a massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and set off at least one avalanche. At least eight people died and more than two dozen were injured in the avalanche on the world's highest mountain, according to The Associated Press. Jelle Veyt was just getting back to base camp when suddenly the earth "shook for a couple of seconds — badly," the Belgian climber told NBC News. A sherpa just a few feet ahead turned and pointed behind him, Veyt recalled, saying he then turned around himself and saw a "huge...
  • Greg Cote: NBA blindsides, angers Miami Heat with new Cuba initiative

    04/25/2015 6:27:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/8/15 | Greg Cote
    The NBA developing a relationship with Cuba is not especially big news in 29 of the league’s 30 cities. For all but one franchise.... Heat officials learned of the story via news reports, and were dumbfounded that the league would not have first spoken, at least as a courtesy, to the one franchise actually affected by any NBA/Cuba relationship. .....former NBA commissioner David Stern was extremely active in Democratic politics and a major financial contributor throughout his years in office. New commissioner Adam Silver also was an ardent early supporter of Obama and has donated to the party.....
  • Nepal earthquake: Hundreds die, many feared trapped

    04/25/2015 6:24:32 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 6 replies
    At least 876 people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake in Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were felt across the region, with further loss of life in India, Bangladesh and on Mount Everest. The government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas.
  • Just don’t do it: ISIS bans Nike sports brand

    04/25/2015 6:24:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 4/25/15
    After outlawing cigarettes, alcohol, musical instruments, skinny jeans, and even pigeon-breeding, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have now decreed their latest ban: products from U.S. sports apparel firm Nike. According to a leaflet distributed in ISIS’ de-facto capital of Raqqa, the prohibition of the brand, popular for its shoes, tracksuits and shirts, “Nike” sounds like an Arabic slang word for sexual intercourse, UK paper The Daily Mail reported earlier this week. “O youth, beware of foreign words and symbols of infidels on our clothes,” the leaflet warned, adding that the name of the sport brand was identical...
  • Obama Protects Illegal Who Murdered Top Model

    04/25/2015 6:15:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Radix News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    If you are a serial killing illegal alien gang member, it helps to be one of resident Obama’s “Dreamers.” Exchanges of letters on Tuesday between a U.S. Senate lawmaker and an official from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reveals that resident Barack Obama’s executive-ordered immigration policy was instrumental in protecting a criminal alien gang member. Sadly, that gang member allegedly murdered four Americans, including a former participant on the television series “America’s Next Top Model,” according to news reports on Wednesday. In fact, spokespeople for resident Obama admitted that an illegal alien and known gang member, who was allowed...
  • Obama’s Nixon doctrine: anointing Iran (Krauthammer)

    04/25/2015 6:01:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | Krauthammer
    In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a “very successful regional power.” His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality. Consider: ● Gulf of Aden: Iran sends a flotilla of warships and weapons-carrying freighters to reinforce the rebels in Yemen — a noncontiguous, non-Persian, nonthreatening (to Iran) Arabian state — asserting its new status as regional bully and arbiter. The Obama administration sends an aircraft carrier group, apparently to prevent this gross breach of the U.N. weapons embargo on Yemen. Instead, the administration announces that it has...
  • Rick Perry's Marriage Misstep

    04/25/2015 5:55:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Michael Brown
    It is now the “gotcha” question being asked to every Republican presidential candidate: Would you attend a same-sex ‘wedding’ ceremony?”Rick Santorum said no, since it would be a violation of his faith.Marco Rubio said yes, even though he disagrees with it as a Catholic, just as he disagrees with divorce and remarriage, but he would attend rather than hurt someone he loves. Scott Walker said he had previously attended a same-sex “wedding” reception but stated that marriage was the union of a man and a woman.Ted Cruz wouldn’t answer, but apparently not because of ambiguity on his position, since he...
  • Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker's immigration position

    04/25/2015 5:46:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 24, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    LAS VEGAS—Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday took a shot at rival presidential contender Scott Walker for comments the Wisconsin governor has made regarding immigration policy. Cruz opposes comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for the estimated 11-12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. But the Texan is a big proponent of legal immigration and making adjustments to U.S. law that would facilitate more legal immigration. He criticized Walker for suggesting that he supported limiting legal immigration if it has a negative impact on the wages of American workers. "There is considerable bipartisan agreement outside of...
  • 'Clinton Cash' author to take on Jeb Bush

    04/25/2015 5:40:26 AM PDT · by libstripper · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | April 23, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton might not be the only presidential candidate facing scrutiny from a book this year. Peter Schweizer, the author of the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” is reportedly working on another book that he expects to release in the summer. Only this time, he’ll be writing about about Jeb Bush.
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘I Thought It Was a Home Invasion’

    04/25/2015 5:36:41 AM PDT · by kindred · 18 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | David French
    (‘They came with a battering ram.”) Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. VIDEO: David French Discusses ‘Wisconsin’s Shame’ She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward...
  • America Needs Room for Agreement

    04/25/2015 5:34:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Kathryn Lopez
    Dana Perino, former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush and co-host of the Fox News Channels "The Five," makes a plea for civility in her book "And the Good News Is ..." Shes worried that "Weve gone from being the confident leader of the free world to bickering about every living thing under the sun." Perino is not against arguing, mind you. "(B)eing civil means that we can argue vehemently and then either find some compromise, call it a tie or move onto something else," she writes. She has some solutions for the partisan rancor that is...
  • We all have a stake in reducing violence (barf alert)

    04/25/2015 5:34:40 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 25 apr 2015 | Tom Barrett
    Last Sunday, I attended the wake for Archie R. Brown Jr., who was gunned down after tragically hitting and killing 2-year-old Damani Terry. Later in the week, I attended the wake for Terry, his 15-year-old brother, Rasheed Chiles, and their uncle Ricky Chiles Jr. I saw two families who were absolutely devastated by a horrible accident and senseless violence. As a community, we must do more to reduce the epidemic of gun violence. We are all affected and it's going to take all of us to make real and lasting change. I will continue to advocate for common sense modifications...
  • COPS: Pedophile stole school bus, tried to pick up kids

    04/25/2015 5:33:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    EAG News ^ | 4/25/15 | Victor Skinner
    A convicted pedophile recently commandeered a school bus and attempted to pick up kids at their homes, but was thwarted by alert residents. Patrick Fredericksen, 30, was on parole for previous crimes, including sexual activity with a minor, when he recently walked off his landscaping job at a city-owned building and stole a sport utility vehicle. Police told WFMY News 2 Frederickson cruised around in the SUV until he came across a parked school bus, with student route information inside.The man then decided to play substitute bus driver, and started going down the list to pick up students, Emery County...
  • Republicans Who Voted For Loretta Lynch Voted For The Abuse Of Executive Power

    04/25/2015 5:30:38 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    THE FEDERALIST ^ | 24 APRIL 2015 | DAVID HARSANYI
    It’s pretty simple. After years of griping about Barack Obama’s abuse of executive power, the GOP finally has a chance to do something about it. So Mitch McConnell makes a deal: If Democrats agree to stop blocking a human trafficking bill over some boilerplate language regarding abortion funding—a position that made them look unreasonable—Republicans, with all the leverage imaginable, will help confirm another attorney general nominee who will rubber stamp the president’s many overreaches.
  • Are Republicans Trying to Make Sure Hillary Wins?

    04/25/2015 5:28:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/24/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Voting to confirm an attorney general who won’t uphold the Constitution isn’t a way to inspire confidence among conservatives. Hillary Clinton didn’t have such a bad week after all. Sure, she’s reeling from the latest unseemly revelations about the Clinton Foundation family piggy bank. But they’re only marginally worse than earlier unseemly revelations about the Clinton Foundation. They are roughly on par with the revelations about how Mrs. Clinton obstructed Congress’s Benghazi investigations by purging her unlawful private e-mail system, which was worse than her obstruction of the State Department’s Benghazi investigation. Yet it may not have been as bad...
  • Is God a Homophobe? (What a shocking question)

    04/25/2015 5:26:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Joy Overbeck
    A God versus political correctness hoo-ha erupted when the Western Conservative Summit, which has been called the CPAC of the West, refused to allow the Log Cabin Republicans, a same-sex marriage advocacy group, a display table at their upcoming June 26-28 Summit in Denver. Various left-wing media lobbed the usual firebombs, claiming bigotry, hatred, homophobia, unfairness, some demanding boycotts of the Summit and pressuring scheduled speakers like Gov. Scott Walker and Dr. Ben Carson to bow out. Both sides agree the conference, which attracts 4,000 participants, has the legal right not to sell the same-sex marriage group a display table;...
  • Restoring the 10th Amendment

    04/25/2015 5:16:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Sen. Roger Wicker
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Congressman John Culberson (R-Texas).One of the basic responsibilities of the executive branch is to execute the law faithfully. The Obama Administration, however, has no problem ignoring this duty to create its own rules. Instead of working with Congress on substantive, collaborative legislation, the president has routinely opted to govern by decree, empowering bureaucrats at the expense of the democratic process. His misguided approach puts partisan politics – not the will of the people – at the forefront of decision-making in Washington. Our reasons for introducing the “Restoring the 10th Amendment Act” stem from...
  • Scott Walker is Right About Reducing Legal Immigration

    04/25/2015 5:07:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | John Walker
    “In terms of legal immigration, how we need to approach that going forward is saying — the next president and the next congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that's based on, first and foremost, protecting American workers and American wages, because the more I've talked to folks, I've talked to Senator Sessions and others out there — but it is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today — is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages, and we need to have that be at...
  • Youth Won't be Wasted on the Old

    04/25/2015 5:07:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Noel S. Williams
    George Bernard Shaw proffered the brilliant insight that “Youth is wasted on the young.” Thankfully, the old are becoming increasingly youthful, and this bodes well for civil society because wiser citizens will remain vigorous enough to quell the excesses of reckless youth. Not only is human lifespan inexorably increasing, so too is health span. Remaining vital later in life, seniors will have the ability to extend their careers and delay dependence on Social Security. We will not only live longer but work longer; retirement will be a phase wherein works winds down gradually. Similarly, an aging population concomitant with increased...
  • TWO SOVIET ARMIES JOIN INSIDE BERLIN; U.S. 3D SLASHES FOE’S LINES TO REDOUBT (4/25/45)

    04/25/2015 5:02:04 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/25/45 | C.L. Sulzberger, Drew Middleton, Gene Currivan, Virginia Lee Warren, George E. Jones, more
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  • Bruce Jenner said he’s Republican. Only 21 percent of LGBT Americans are.

    04/25/2015 4:50:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2015 | Hunter Schwarz
    In an interview with ABC Friday, Bruce Jenner said he is transgender, and also Republican. [Snip] According to a July Gallup poll, 21 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans are Republican or lean Republican ... Note: Bruce Jenner's current name and a male pronoun is used in this post, as he has not requested a new name or pronoun be used.
  • It Won’t Be Hillary (she's doomed and the Rats don't have anybody else alert)

    04/25/2015 4:33:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 24, 2015 | Scott McKay
    Peter Schweizer’s book will finish off doomed Clinton campaign. Who else do Dems have? Honestly, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign won’t go any further than — if it even gets as far as — her ill-fated 2008 attempt at returning to the White House. After all, Clinton isn’t a more attractive candidate now than she was then, and after two terms of a failed Democrat president one would think it would require a candidate with real political skill to keep a Democrat installed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Clinton, unlike her glib husband, has no such...
  • NBA Begins First Training Academy in Cuba

    04/25/2015 4:21:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Havana Times ^ | 4/24/15
    The NBA opened the first training academy of a professional US basketball league in Cuba on Thursday, made possible by the diplomatic thaw between Washington and Havana, reported dpa.
  • GOP hopefuls gather to woo Iowa social conservatives

    04/25/2015 4:18:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sean Higgins
    DES MOINES, IOWA — Nine Republican presidential hopefuls will share a stage Saturday here in the hopes of winning the backing of the state's socially conservative GOP activists, whose support can be crucial to winning the state's presidential caucus, the first major event in the presidential primary..... Notably absent are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, both of whom were invited. "The event will have a definite religious cast to it," said Don Racheter, chief operating officer of the Public Interest Institute, an Iowa nonprofit free-market group. The coalition evolved from the state branch of the...
  • HILL-ARIOUS: Bill Clinton’s Wife Condemns ‘Scourge Of Sexual Assault’ In First Big Speech

    04/25/2015 4:13:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 24, 2015 | Eric Owens
    In the first major speech of her scandal-plagued presidential campaign, Democrat Hillary Clinton explicitly raised the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. Clinton delivered the wide-ranging speech at the Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday, according to Inside Higher Ed. “When women of any age, whether on college campuses or military bases or even in their homes, face sexual assault, then no woman is secure,” she declared. “Every woman deserves to have the safety and security they need. That means we have to guarantee that our institutions respond to the continuing scourge of sexual...