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  • Mofaz: Give the Palestinians 100% of Yesha

    04/07/2012 3:40:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) told the The New York Times that he would "respond to 100% of the territorial demands of the Palestinians" if elected Prime Minister. “I intend to replace Netanyahu,” Mr. Mofaz, 63, said. “I will not join his government.” Mofaz said that he believed Israel should keep the main settlement blocs, but that he would give the Palestinian Authority as much land from sovereign Israeli ground as he kept from Judea and Samaria. He added that he believes it is possible to reach an agreement on the borders and security within one year. When asked about...
  • Why John Derbyshire Hasn't Been Fired (Yet) “FR mentioned”

    04/07/2012 3:26:17 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 149 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | Apr 6, 2012 | Elspeth Reeve
    Derbyshire doesn't do the really obvious racist stuff -- the stuff that goes up at, for example -- like post photos Obama in stereotypical tribal garb with a bone through his nose.
  • White House pushing blame on Bush administration for GSA debacle

    04/07/2012 3:06:00 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 07, 2012 | Ed Henry, Doug McKelway and Judson Berger
    The administration also argued Friday night that the cost of the Western Regional Conference increased sharply under the Bush White House -- from $93,000 in 2004 to $323,855 in 2006 to $655,025 in 2008, then $840,616 in 2010, or just 28 percent under Obama.
  • Why don't black Americans swim?

    04/07/2012 2:43:19 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 317 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th April 2012 | Finlo Rohrer
    'A month ago, six African-American teenagers drowned in a single incident in Louisiana, prompting soul-searching about why so many young black Americans can't swim. When 15-year-old DeKendrix Warner accidentally stepped into deeper water while wading in the Red River in Shreveport, he panicked. JaTavious Warner, 17, Takeitha Warner, 13, JaMarcus Warner, 14, Litrelle Stewart, 18, Latevin Stewart, 15, and LaDarius Stewart, 17, rushed to help him and each other. None of them could swim. All six drowned. DeKendrix was rescued by a passer-by. Maude Warner, mother of three of the victims, and the other adults present also couldn't swim. The...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s war on the courts

    04/07/2012 2:41:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2012 | Editorial
    Administration fears ruling will strike down Obamacare as unconstitutionalWord seems to have gone out in liberal circles that Obamacare is in trouble with the Supreme Court. A systematic and unprecedented assault is undermining the integrity of the system in an attempt to defend this highly unpopular law. President Obama claimed Tuesday that the court has not overturned a congressional economic regulation in more than 80 years, saying, “a law like that has not been overturned at least since Lochner, right?” Well, wrong. The 1905 case of Lochner v. New York dealt with a state statute and had nothing to do...
  • [EPA Press Release On "Environmental Justice" Initiatives]

    04/07/2012 2:34:20 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 24 replies
    In the following text which comes directly from the Environmental Protection Agency, certain words will have emphasis where appropriate. (Remarks that are easily deemed socilaist, trampling of the Constitution, etc.) Some remarks from this poster will be in brackets. *********************************** Release Date: 02/27/2012 Contact Information: Alisha Johnson (EPA),, Taryn Tuss (CEQ), 202-456-6998. En espańol: Betsaida Alcantara, WASHINGTON - Today, federal agencies, led by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), released environmental justice strategies, implementation plans and progress reports, outlining steps agencies will take to protect communities facing greater health and environmental...
  • Poll: Warning Signs for Sen. Lugar (Mourdock closing in on this RINO)

    04/07/2012 2:32:44 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/6/2012 | Naftali Bendavid
    The Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll shows Mr. Lugar with a 42%-35% lead over state treasurer Richard Mourdock, while among Republican voters, the two candidates are split at 38% each. Indiana has an open primary system, meaning non-Republicans can vote in the May 8 GOP primary. While Mr. Lugar is leading, the 42% figure is relatively low for a longtime incumbent, and the high proportion of undecided voters—23%—may be bad news for Mr. Lugar, given how well-known he is.
  • Is Serfdom an Executive Order Away? (Is this E O the start of something?)

    04/07/2012 2:28:08 PM PDT · by BirdFLU · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | Sheldon Richman
    President Obama provided such a step with his March 16 Executive Order—National Defense Resources Preparedness. In it we see in detail how completely the government may control our lives—euphemistically called the “industrial and technological base”—if the president were to declare a national emergency. It is instructive, if tedious, reading.
  • Record 87,897,000 Americans Not in the Labor Force

    04/07/2012 2:18:01 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 70 replies ^ | Apr 07, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    Amid disappointing unemployment numbers that fell 80,000 jobs short of projections, another number is raising eyebrows: the number of Americans not in the labor force has hit a record high 87,897,000. This figure explains why overall unemployment dropped from 8.3% to 8.2%, as the Department of Labor's unemployment figure does not include people who have given up hope and are not actively seeking employment. When the number of individuals who have stopped looking for a job and/or who are working part-time but desire full-time employment is included--a figure known as the "underemployment rate"--real unemployment stands at 19.1%.
  • Jury awards $231,000 in damages to (Iowa) state senator in libel, slander case

    04/07/2012 2:16:59 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 5 replies
    RadioIowa ^ | 4/6/12 | O. Kay Henderson
    A jury late this afternoon awarded a state senator from Sioux City $231,000 in damages after finding his 2010 opponent and the Iowa Democratic Party committed libel and slander against him. Republican Senator Rick Bertrand of Sioux City objected to a 2010 TV ad which claimed Bertrand’s company had been singled out by the FDA for the “marketing of dangerous drugs to children.” “This is how you change the face of American politics, it’s by standing up to the political party machine,” Bertrand said this evening during a telephone interview with Radio Iowa. “This is how it works.” Bertrand, who...
  • Obama Admin: Tax Cuts Work in China, Just Not in the U.S.

    04/07/2012 2:14:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 7, 2012 | Erika Johnson
    While speaking recently about the communist government in China, Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats -- an Obama appointee -- praised China's decision to spur economic growth by lowering taxes. So, at least somebody in the Obama administration definitely understands and embraces the basic lower-taxes-equals-higher-productivity principle of free-market economics, while President Obama himself chooses to neglect that certain principle. I award the administration zero points for consistency on this one: “China lowered taxes very recently, which will help increase demand, but it’s also good to boost consumption in China,” said Hormats. “So I think what’s interesting is that—sure, there are issues...
  • An Ailing Chavez Prays For Time

    04/07/2012 2:12:56 PM PDT · by libstripper · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal Latin Ameica ^ | updated April 7, 2012 | Rogerio Jelmayer, Charles Roth, Ezequiel Minaya
    CARACAS—Concern about Venezuela President Hugo Chávez's health grew Friday amid reports the cancer-stricken leader will seek emergency medical care in Brazil, a day after the president broke down during a religious service and begged Jesus Christ to grant him life.
  • 3 dead, 2 wounded in Tulsa shooting spree

    04/07/2012 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Thunderballer · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 7, 2012
    (CBS/AP) TULSA, Okla. - A spree of early-morning shootings within a one-mile span of north Tulsa in which three people were killed and two critically wounded has lead police to suspect the same attacker or attackers are behind them. All five of the victims were shot within an hour, and within a 1-mile radius of each other, police sources tell CBS News, and all five victims were out walking when they were shot. Police are speculating that the shootings were racially motivated because all of the victims are black; it is not believed the victims knew one another. Police won't...
  • Neo-Nazis Patrol Where Trayvon Martin Killed

    04/07/2012 1:24:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    A heavily armed troop of neo-Nazis are goose-stepping around the Florida town where Trayvon Martin was killed. Members of the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement are patrolling Sanford, proclaiming they are prepared for violence in case of a race riot, its commander Jeff Schoep told the Miami New Times. "We are not the type of white people who are going to be walked all over," he said. "Whenever there is one of these racially charged events, Al Sharpton goes wherever blacks need him. We do similar things," he added. "We are a white civil rights organization." He said the patrols will...
  • Mitt Romney’s Fully Documented Liberal Left-Wing Social and Fiscal Record

    04/07/2012 1:06:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies ^ | 17 February 2012 | Gregg Jackson
    This is for everyone to read and understand, of course, but I hope value voters in both Michigan and Arizona read, understand, and share this article. I find it absurd that so many celebrity “conservatives” and “pro-family” and “pro-life” Christians continue to promote Romney as a Reagan Conservative when Romney’s actual record shows that he is an across the board liberal. Barack Obama in a Reagan Costume. Mitt Romney, Fiscal and Social Liberal: • Unilaterally, illegally & unconstitutionally instituted same-sex “marriage” falsely claiming the “court ordered him to.” Proof here and here • Signed the forerunner to Obamacare (Romneycare) into...
  • The Largest Short-Term Threat to Humanity: The Fuel Pools of Fukushima

    04/07/2012 1:00:29 PM PDT · by Errant · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | April 7, 2012 | na
    We noted days after the Japanese earthquake that the biggest threat was from the spent fuel rods in the fuel pool at Fukushima unit number 4, and not from the reactors themselves...
  • Bank wants Missouri Rep. Cleaver [D-MO] to pay $1.5 million on car wash loan

    04/07/2012 12:46:12 PM PDT · by Justaham · 23 replies ^ | 4/6/12 | Steve Kraske and Dave Helling
    U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's car wash headache is raging once again. The bank that loaned the Kansas City congressman and his wife $1.3 million in 2002 to buy the Grandview Auto Wash at 12204 Blue Ridge Extension is now demanding payment of more than $1.5 million, after the Cleavers repeatedly fell behind on repaying the loan. The suit, filed last week in Jackson County Circuit Court, said the demand for repayment came after three attempts to delay foreclosure. Bank of America also is seeking attorney’s fees and a receiver to protect collateral. “The Cleaver Company failed and refused, and continues...
  • Woo hoo!! Our 2nd quarter 2012 FReepathon is well underway!! [Thread IV]

    04/07/2012 12:44:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 537 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 7, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! The first week of our second quarter 2012 Freepathon is nearly complete and we've raised approximately the first eight percent. This is Easter weekend so I'm sure it will be slow, but our Freepathon thread will remain open for business 24/7. One percent per day keeps the 404 away. Happy Easter everyone!! No matter who wins the nomination or the election, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire. We're hoping for the tea party rebellion of 2010 to continue in November. It's unlikely that we're going to have a conservative...
  • Defiant Syria is upgrading its military capabilities

    04/07/2012 12:25:32 PM PDT · by klpt · 6 replies
    Jpost ^ | 04/06/2012 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Despite the ongoing internal unrest, Syria is continuing to upgrade its military capabilities and recently declared a number of new surface-to-air missile systems (SAMs) operational. Over the past year, Syria has received a number of SA- 17 batteries from Russia under a deal signed several years ago. Two batteries are already reportedly operational and deployed along Syria’s border with Lebanon. A third is undergoing training. As a result, the IDF has modified the way it flies in the North and particularly when conducting missions over Lebanon, where it continues to fly to gather intelligence on Hezbollah activities.
  • It Didn't Start With Dateline NBC (Flashback - "exploding" GM trucks)

    04/07/2012 12:17:33 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies
    Walter Olson. com ^ | June 21, 2012 | Walter Olson
    An "electronic Titanic"--as Howard Rosenberg of the Los Angeles Times called it---"an unprecedented disaster in the annals of network news, and perhaps the biggest TV scam since the Quiz Scandals." To many, NBC's Dateline fiasco seemed a freak, a bizarre departure from accepted network standards. Would any half-awake news organization have helped stage a crash test that was rigged to get a particular outcome? Or concealed from the public key elements--the hidden rockets, the over-filled tank, the loose gas cap? Or entrusted its judgment to axe-grinding "experts" who were deeply involved in litigating against the expose's target? Or, after questions...