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  • Osprey crashes in Morocco, two dead

    04/11/2012 5:06:48 PM PDT · by sonofagun · 38 replies
    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Two U.S. Marines were killed and two severely injured in the crash of a hybrid aircraft in Morocco on Wednesday, officials said. The Marines were taking part in joint U.S.-Moroccan military excercises located in the south of the country based in Agadir, said U.S. Embassy spokesman Rodney Ford in Rabat, who gave the toll. Capt. Kevin Schultz, a Marine spokesman at the Pentagon in Washington, confirmed that the aircraft involved was an MV-22 Osprey, which takes off and lands like a helicopter and flies like an airplane. The aircraft was participating in a U.S.-Moroccan military exercise...
  • Spanish Company Will “Count” American Votes Overseas In November

    04/11/2012 5:05:59 PM PDT · by txgirl4Bush · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 10, 2012 | Doug Book
    When the Spanish online voting company SKYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the United States, it also acquired the means of manufacturing the outcome of the 2012 election. For SOE, the Tampa based corporation purchased by SKYTL in January, supplies the election software which records, counts, and reports the votes of Americans in 26 states–900 total jurisdictions–across the nation. As the largest election results reporting company in the US, SOE provides reports right down to the precinct level. But before going anywhere else, those election returns are routed to individual, company servers where the people who run them...
  • FLASHBACK- The White House Boys’ Club: President Obama Has a Woman Problem

    04/11/2012 5:04:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 3 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Sept 2011 | Amy Sullivan
    Coverage in the Washington Post and a new book by Ron Suskind has focused attention on the frustration of Obama’s female advisers. But the problem has been obvious almost since Obama took office. And while the explanations so far have blamed members of the mostly-departed boys club–Robert Gibbs, Rahm Emanuel–Obama himself is responsible for a work atmosphere that marginalizes and ignores women. Read more:
  • Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 46%, Kaine (D) 44%

    04/11/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 12, 2012
    The U.S. Senate race in Virginia remains a toss-up, with Republican George Allen ahead of Democrat Tim Kaine by just two points. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey finds Allen drawing 46% of the vote to Kaine’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • Second Video Shows Brutal Gang Attack On Tourist Outside Baltimore Courthouse

    4/10 UPDATE: Baltimore's police chief today said that the videotaped beating of a white tourist does not appear to be a hate crime, but rather "drunken opportunistic criminality" on the part of a gang of Charm City assailants. In a radio interview, Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III urged Baltimore residents to "distinguish between criminality and racially motivated crime." Bealefeld, who is white, warned against "race-baiting" and "fear-mongering" in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting and other recent racially charged incidents.
  • QE Appears to Work Until It's Obvious it Never Did

    04/11/2012 4:54:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 11, 2012 | Mike Shedloch
    Lollipops and Tantrums The Fed is much like a rotten mother who throws her spoiled brat a lollipop as a reward for a temper tantrum says John Hussman in yet another excellent missive: Is the Fed Promoting Recovery or Desperation? On Friday, the Department of Labor reported that March non-farm payrolls increased by 120,000, falling well short of consensus expectations in excess of 200,000. For our part, we continue to expect a deterioration in observable economic variables, with weakness that emerges gradually and then accelerates toward mid-year. On the payroll front, our present expectation is that April job creation will...
  • Air Support Called as Agents Search for Illegal Immigrants[South Texas]

    04/11/2012 4:51:51 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KRGV ^ | 4/11/12 | Erica Proffer
    SOUTH OF FALFURRIAS - Border Patrol agents are searching for illegal immigrants in the brush south of the Falfurrias checkpoint. Border Patrol agents were chasing a group of illegal immigrants in a truck. We're told the driver veered off the road and crashed into a fence. Four people were caught. The other people inside took off on foot. Agents are searching for the people who left the scene. They've called in air support and BORSTAR agents to help in the search.
  • Don’t do business with progressive appeasers (heads up - take action!!)

    04/11/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    Let’s stipulate: Activists on the left are free to exercise their rights of speech and assembly to boycott businesses whose politics they oppose. Conversely, activists on the right are free to exercise the power of their pocketbooks and refrain from supporting businesses that shun their values. So, what are you waiting for, conservatives? There are coordinated shakedowns taking place right now that involve some of America’s most prominent companies who’ve chosen to surrender to progressive bullying and race-card opportunism. Silence is complicity. On Tuesday, McDonald’s told liberal magazine Mother Jones that the company had “decided to cut ties with ALEC,...
  • Progressive Caucus chairmen: West's communist crack smacks of McCarthyism

    04/11/2012 4:48:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2012 | Daniel Strauss
    The co-chairmen of the Congressional Progressive Caucus called comments made by Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) reminiscent of McCarthyism. West said Tuesday he heard a rumor that about 80 Democratic members of Congress were in the Communist Party. West declined to give names. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) compared West's comment to Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis.) who in 1950 said he had a list of communists in government.
  • Debt from Big Dig hampers MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority)

    04/11/2012 4:46:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    AP via Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, April 8, 2012
    For nearly a decade, traffic has been zipping through Boston’s Big Dig tunnels, the nation’s costliest highway project that has also left a gaping financial hole in the state’s transportation budget that isn’t likely to be filled anytime soon. "Big Dig debt" has lately become one of the most frequently used—if not fully understood—terms in Massachusetts government. It was at the forefront of a tumultuous public debate over the MBTA’s finances that ultimately produced an average 23 percent fare hike and modest service cuts, but no permanent solutions for the chronically underfunded transit system. Next year, it could spark a...
  • Live Wisconsin US Senate Debate Thread

    04/11/2012 4:46:11 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 3 replies
    Tonight's Wisconsin US Senate Republican debate features State House speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, Eric Hovde, Former Representative Mark Newmann, and Kip Smith. Gov. Thompson was invited, but will not attend.
  • Obama’s Harvard law professor: ‘Stand your ground’ law wouldn’t protect black men [Video]

    04/11/2012 4:45:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/11/12 | Sarah Muro
    Dr. Charles Ogletree, who taught both Barack and Michelle Obama at Harvard Law School, aid during the National Action Network convention Wednesday that the slain teen Trayvon Martin is a “symbol of whats wrong” with America. Complaining about the Florida “stand your ground” law that may protect Martin’s killer George Zimmerman from prosecution, Ogletree encouraged his audience of activists to imagine the racial tables were turned. “Just think about changing the race,” Ogletree said. “I want to see the first black man who uses the ‘stand your ground’ defense and see if it works — first
  • Henninger: Demolishing Paul Ryan

    04/11/2012 4:45:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 11, 2012 | By DANIEL HENNINGER
    With the presidential battle begun, the Obama campaign has revived the Cold War nuclear strategy of launch on warning. At any suggestion that a conservative idea might be threatening its ideological fortress, the American left now launches ICBMs of rhetorical destruction. So it was after the Supreme Court's hearings on the Obama Affordable Care Act, which put in jeopardy the federal command to buy health insurance. After the president green-flagged the assault, the Supreme Court's "legitimacy" was in play. The Roberts Court, wrote one blogger, is "on trial." On current course, House GOP Budget Chairman Paul Ryan himself may exhaust...
  • EU: ECB may act to bring down Spanish borrowing costs

    04/11/2012 4:44:30 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/11/2012 | Louise Armitstead
    The European Central Bank may intervene to pull down Madrid's borrowing costs as prime minister Mariano Rajoy warned that debt had created a "vicious circle that strangles Spain". Benoit Coeure, an executive director of the ECB, said the bank could restart its sovereign bond buying programme in a move likely to antagonize Germany but relieve a spiralling political, economic and social crisis in Spain. Mr Coeure said that market fears over Spain were "not justified" but he added: "Will the ECB intervene? We have an instrument, the securities markets programme [SMP] which hasn't been used recently but it still exists."...
  • Local 6 legal expert Mark O'Mara now representing George Zimmerman

    04/11/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT · by Third Person · 33 replies
    Local 6 Orlando ^ | April 11th, 2012 | Local 6 Orlando
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Attorney Mark O'Mara, who was a legal expert for Local 6 in the Casey Anthony murder trial and the ongoing Trayvon Martin death investigation, is now representing George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed the teen in Sanford. Zimmerman was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in Martin's death. O'Mara said Zimmerman will plead not guilty. "I'm expecting a lot of work and hopefully justice in the end," said O'Mara, who added that Zimmerman is OK but concerned about his future. "He's frightened." O'Mara said he spoke to Zimmerman on the phone earlier in the day....
  • 5,200 Milwaukee Teachers Took 92,691 Days Off Last Year

    04/11/2012 4:40:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | April 11, 2012 | Kyle Olson is releasing a series of stunning reports to show taxpayers exactly how our dollars are being spent in government schools.  We repeatedly hear from the education establishment that school coffers are being raided, requiring teachers to be laid off and programs to be cut.  We hear schools are on the brink of bankruptcy and are operating on shoe-string budgets. But local media outlets have long been derelict in telling citizens how the billions of K-12 dollars are really being spent.  How can taxpayers determine if schools actually do need more money if no one is tracking where the dollars...
  • Obamacare abortion mandate withers, More states opting out of extremist liberal plan

    04/11/2012 4:37:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2012 | By Daniel McConchie and Mary Harned
    The Department of Health and Human Services has set in motion the Obamacare abortion premium mandate, a provision that permits insurance plans that cover abortions to participate in state exchanges and requires all enrollees in those plans - even those with religious and moral objections to abortion - to pay a separate monthly premium to cover abortions. But many states are diligently passing laws to stop it. The administration’s health care law permits a state to opt out of allowing health insurance plans that cover abortions to participate in the new health insurance exchanges within that state and thereby prohibit...
  • Defense attorney: Zimmerman to plead not guilty

    04/11/2012 4:37:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2012
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman says his client will plead not guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. Attorney Mark O'Mara asks that people not jump to conclusions about his client's guilt.
  • Sticker shock! New car prices jump nearly 7% to record

    04/11/2012 4:37:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    msnbc ^ | 4/11/12 | Paul A. Eisenstein
    Detroit - Remember “sticker shock”? After several years of heavily discounting their products in a desperate bid to keep assembly lines rolling, automakers are finding themselves back in the driver’s seat again – pushing prices to record levels. And it’s “not a blip,” warns one senior analyst, who expects the trend to continue for several years. The good news for shoppers is that trade-ins are also yielding better prices – and while that new car, truck or crossover may command more money than ever before it’s also likely to include significantly more features and markedly better fuel economy than
  • Pols: Welfare abuse runs deep (uses food stamp card for bail money)

    04/11/2012 4:34:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4-11-12 | John Zaremba and Chris Cassidy
    Kimball Clark, 45, was locked up Friday on drug-dealing charges — again — when he was overheard using his one phone call to ask the person on the other end of the line to “get my EBT card and go to the ATM and get the money to bail me out, get me outa here tonight,” according to a Boston police report.
  • Doctors worried about impact of Obamacare

    04/11/2012 4:33:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Global Post ^ | April 11, 2012 | by Alexander Besant
    In a survey of 500 young doctors conducted this week, a majority responded that they felt pessimistic about the future of the US health care system, with the new healthcare law their central concern. Reuters reported Wednesday that 57 percent of the young doctors (those under 40) that responded to the survey said that the Affordable Health Care Act, so called "Obamacare," would have a negative impact on their practices. This is in contrast to the 23 percent that said it would be positive. The Baby Center website cited other surveys that found similar results among doctors, such as the...
  • 8 cab drivers slain in northern Mexico, 3 injured

    04/11/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 11, 2012
    MONTERREY, Mexico — Gunmen killed eight cab drivers Tuesday in two attacks in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico, officials said. Three people including an 8-year-old girl were injured. Nuevo Leon state public security spokesman Jorge Domene Zambrano says four gunmen shot the first five drivers outside a taxi base office. Minutes later, three men were killed apparently by the same group a few blocks away. Domene said two of the three people wounded in Tuesday's attacks were innocent bystanders, including the girl. He said the victims were driving taxis without permits. Police are investigating a former driver who...
  • When doctors and nurses become death's servants

    04/11/2012 4:26:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | 4/9/12 | Monique David
    According to the newly released report, Dying with Dignity, co-signed by nine Quebec politicians, people are now ready to regard death through a new lens. We can free ourselves from a traditional "paternalistic" relationship with our physicians in order to embrace a more informed attitude in facing suffering and end-of-life issues. Our values, the report says, have greatly evolved in the past 20 years; therefore, it is only normal that in our farewell to life, we should take a close look at a new option offered by the state. The report's writers caution that although in the past Quebecers' values...
  • Mt. Prospect man sues after missing FBI rank by 1 push-up

    04/11/2012 4:23:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 47 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 4-11-12
    A Mount Prospect FBI intelligence analyst who was kicked out of special agents training because he could not do 30 push-ups, filed a lawsuit alleging the physical test discriminates against men. After completing more than 20 weeks of training and passing firearms and academic tests, Jay J. Bauer could only complete 29 push-ups during the physical fitness test, according to the federal lawsuit filed last week. “Plaintiff has more to offer the FBI and believes that his career should not be derailed by a single push-up,” his attorneys argue in the suit. The lawsuit argues the minimum requirement of 30...
  • US files antitrust suit against Apple

    04/11/2012 4:23:25 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 11 2012 | Bob Van Voris
    The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Corp., Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York district court, claiming collusion over eBook pricing. Apple and Macmillan, which have refused to engage in settlement talks with the Justice Department, deny they colluded to raise prices for digital books, according to people familiar with the matter. They will argue that pricing agreements between Apple and publishers enhanced competition in the e-book industry, which was dominated by Inc. (AMZN)

    04/11/2012 4:21:01 PM PDT · by mgstarr
    YouTube ^ | Nov 4, 2011 | DebtlimitUSA
  • No Attention for Daylight Highway Stabbing in Alabama

    04/11/2012 4:20:56 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    PJMedia ^ | April 10, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    A frightening event happened March 28 on an Alabama highway. The event has received no national attention apart from a lone story in the Macon Beacon in Macon, Mississippi. Not only was the event frightening, but the response — or lack thereof — by Alabama law enforcement authorities was almost as frightening. The local media, including the Birmingham News, failed to cover the shocking attack. With the flurry of national media attention the Trayvon Martin killing has received, why hasn’t the daylight stabbing of Nick Stokes received any attention? Your first guess might be right. Typically PJ Media doesn’t republish...
  • Strong earthquakes off Oregon's Coast & in Mexico!

    04/11/2012 4:20:44 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 62 replies
    USGS ^ | 04/11/2012 | n/a
    M5.9 - [off] Bandon, OregonM7.0 - Arteaga, Mexico
  • Obama’s Ten Worst Energy Policies

    04/11/2012 4:18:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies ^ | April 11, 2012 | Mike Brownfield and Nicolas Loris
    In his time in office, President Obama has made some seriously bad proposals and decisions on energy policy, and Americans are paying the price, whether it’s in higher energy costs, wasted tax dollars, or in jobs that have been left on the table. For those who aren’t keeping track, we’ve compiled a list of the President’s ten worst energy policies: 1) Saying “NO” to Keystone XL 2) Wasting Billions on Loan Guarantees 3) Banking on Electric Car Dream Machines 4) Saying “No” to Domestic Energy Production 5) The EPA’s Regulatory Train Wreck 6) Cap-and-Trade and the Clean Energy Standard 7)...
  • War? Obama White House Pays Women Less Than Men

    04/11/2012 4:14:00 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11 2012 | Andrew Stile
    Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show. According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).
  • Scott Walker Can Relax

    04/11/2012 4:11:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | April 11, 2012 | Neal Boortz
    Well, I think he can relax. Pretty sure, actually. Governor Scott Walker is facing a recall election in Wisconsin as a result of a pretty impressive union petition drive. Unions aren’t happy about losing some of their collective bargaining rights and actually having to pony up almost as much as private sector workers for their health insurance. Oh! The humanity! But I’m going on record here (oh yeah, Boortz on the record; now THAT’S news) saying that Scott Walker will win, as will the people of Wisconsin. You’re right in wanting a little analysis here to go along with...
  • Jewish leaders welcome Rosenberg’s removal

    04/11/2012 4:11:05 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/10/2012 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
    Major Jewish leaders and the Simon Wiesenthal Center issued comments on Monday supporting the decision of watchdog organization Media Matters to separate itself from anti-Israel writer M.J. Rosenberg last week. Critics accuse Rosenberg of frequently invoking the phrase “Israel firster,” a term which accuses American Jews of putting their loyalties to the Jewish state ahead of those to the US.
  • Italy puts new caps on renewable energy incentives

    04/11/2012 4:10:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11, 2012 | By Catherine Hornby and Alberto Sisto
    Italy will scale back financial incentives for solar and other renewable energy that have inflated consumer power bills more than expected, and also will raise national renewable energy targets for 2020, two ministers said on Wednesday. With incentives ballooning above expected limits, Rome has decided to cut the support, which has burdened household and industrial consumers who pay for it through power bills that are among the highest in Europe. "The measures appear to be more penalizing for the solar sector and fairly neutral for other renewable energy," one analyst said on condition of anonymity.
  • Joe Oliver: Zimmerman Friend Recounts Blowback From fellow Blacks

    04/11/2012 4:04:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Grio ^ | Joy-Ann Reid
    With the firestorm over, but outrage over the Trayvon Martin shooting continuing to build, theGrio spoke with Joe Oliver, a friend and defender of George Zimmerman, who also happens to be black, a day after the 1-month anniversary of the fatal shooting. "Now I get 'the look.'" Joe Oliver used to be known in the Orlando area as a news professional, working for more than 20 years as a reporter and anchor for a local NBC station and for CNN. Now, the 53-year-old is known as the black man who is supporting George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed...
  • Europe's banks beached as ECB stimulus runs dry

    04/11/2012 3:59:30 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/11/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The European Central Bank's €1 trillion (Ł824bn) lending spree over the winter has stored up a host of fresh problems, leaving parts of the banking system more vulnerable than before as the short-term "sugar rush" nears exhaustion. Credit experts say the Spanish and Italian banks are trapped with large losses on sovereign bonds bought with ECB funds under the three-year lending programme, or Long-Term Refinancing Operation (LTRO). Andrew Roberts, credit chief at RBS, said Spanish banks used ECB funds to purchase five-year Spanish bonds at yields near 3.5pc in February and 4.5pc in December. The same bonds were trading at...
  • Indiana Seate GOP PRimary Debate

    04/11/2012 3:49:19 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 6 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | april 11, 2012 | C-span scheduler
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN Wednesday, April 11, 2012 The Republican primary contest between longtime Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and challenger, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Murdock (R), continues Wednesday when they meet in Indianapolis for their first debate. Phil Bremen, a retired TV broadcaster, will moderate the discussion which will include questions from voters. The Indiana Primary is May 8th. The winner will face Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly in the November general election. The debate is sponsored by Indiana Debate Commission, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

    04/11/2012 3:46:56 PM PDT · by Syncro · 70 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | April 11, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    FIGHTING THE LAST WAR April 11, 2012 In a fast-changing world, a common mistake is to keep fighting the last war. For example, why would Republicans support sending more troops to Afghanistan, when that war was long over, or helping topple Moammar Gadhafi, who had become an ally in the war on terrorism? Some Republicans seem to support all military deployments just out of habit. For years after the 9/11 terrorist attack on America, Democrats hysterically bemoaned any military action, especially in Iraq. They claimed to have many precious objections, but the truth was, they thought we deserved the...
  • Obama vs. Romney: How Eric Cantor for Vice President Could Sway the 2012 Election

    04/11/2012 3:43:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    Thoughts Worth Thinking ^ | September 15, 2011
    A political question that may influence financial markets is who will win the White House in 2012. In addressing that, I argued in an earlier post that Mitt Romney is most likely to emerge as the Republican pick based on the Republican Party’s historical preference for candidates who fall short of the nomination after fighting well and stick around for another shot.[i] An important question in assessing the quality of the campaign Romney could deploy for the general election is whom he would choose for a running mate. Over the summer, Romney remarked that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would...
  • National Review Drops Another (Racist)

    04/11/2012 3:42:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/11/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    For the second time this week, the National Review has severed its ties with a contributor because of racism. Over the weekend, it was John Derbyshire. Today, it's University of Illinois professor emeritus Robert Weissberg. "Unbeknowst to us, occasional Phi Beta Cons contributor Robert Weissberg (whose book was published a few years ago by Transaction) participated in an American Renaissance conference where he delivered a noxious talk about the future of white nationalism," editor Rich Lowry wrote in a post on the National Review's website. "He will no longer be posting here. Thanks to those who brought it to our...
  • Obama's Buffett Rule raises $5 billion it will take 3000 years to pay the debt

    04/11/2012 3:40:08 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 4/10/2012 | By SahitMuja
    Sahit Muja: Obama's Buffett Rule raises $5 billion it will take 3000 years to pay the debt With an annual budget deficit of about 1.3 trillion USD, the debt will likely reach 16.5 trillion USD in the end of 2012. The Buffett Rule is a key talking point in Obama's re-election bid. Where's the Hope and Change? Every day Obama attacks someone new: The rich, the Supreme Court, the Catholics, China, Israel, Bush, oil companies, you name it! If it is not his idea or political agenda, he is going to attack you. The "Buffett Rule" will raise about $5...
  • Melinda Gates: I’m Catholic and contraception is not controversial

    04/11/2012 3:38:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 11, 2012 | TIMOTHY HERRMANN
    April 11, 2012 (C-FAM) - On Holy Thursday Melinda Gates publicly professed her Catholic faith and then personally attacked her Church over its position on contraception. I could not help but be reminded of Judas and his mysterious betrayal of Christ that night, sealed with a kiss. In fairness to Mrs. Gates, her speech wasn’t expressly about the Church. It was about her foundation’s new “NoControversy” initiative to promote universal access to contraception. Her message was simple: Contraception is not controversial.  And to convince people of this, she argued that population control, abortion, and forced sterilization have nothing to...
  • China March crude imports 3rd highest, up 8.7 pct on yr

    04/11/2012 3:36:58 PM PDT · by NRG1973 · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11, 2012 | Chen Aizhu and Judy Hua
    China's March imports of crude oil rose 8.7 percent on the year to 5.55 million barrels per day (bpd), off the previous month's record, but still at their third highest ever, data showed, as refiners built stocks while scaling back operations. Demand growth in China, the world's No.2 oil consumer and crude buyer, is one of the biggest drivers of global crude markets. The March figure reflects mostly cargoes booked in the first half of February before the price of crude spiked to near $110, as Chinese refineries replenished stocks in the first few months of the year. China imported...
  • Mike Tyson on Trayvon Martin case: ‘It’s a disgrace [George Zimmerman] hasn’t been shot yet’

    04/11/2012 3:36:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 80 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 11, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Mike Tyson thinks that George Zimmerman deserves violent retribution for the shooting of Trayvon Martin. In an interview with Yahoo News about his upcoming one-man show in Las Vegas, the former heavyweight champion sounded off on the polarizing case: "My personal feeling is that, as a young kid that was beat on by a bully, that was pretty much singled out—the guy [Zimmerman] stalked him, didn't follow instructions from a superior officer, when they said, "Stop following the kid." That tells you everything right there. But my all-around perspective, I wasn't there, I don't know what happened. But it's just...
  • As ‘Titanimania’ heightens, Titanic’s ‘Women and Children First’ legacy should rule

    04/11/2012 3:31:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 11, 2012
    BRANSON, Mo., April 11, 2012 ( - In a week dominated by Titanic film specials, tribute cruises, artifact auctions, music extravaganzas, and culinary recreations ofTitanic’s last meal, the organizer of Titanic 100: An International Centennial Event —to be held on April 12-15 in Branson, Missouri—has declared that Titanic’s legacy of “women and children first” should be foremost in focus as the ship’s story is remembered.
 “This year, the Pentagon sanctioned sending women to the front lines of combat —a policy that would have been unthinkable in 1912 when men knew that it was their duty to sacrifice for women...
  • Eric Holder Praises Reverend Al Sharpton; Reports Say Zimmerman to be Charged

    04/11/2012 3:30:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | April 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Who's next? Boston. Steve, glad you called. I'm glad you waited. Welcome to the program. CALLER: Hey, Rush, mega dittos. Thanks from the People's Republic up here. RUSH: Thank you very much. Great to have you here. CALLER: I got a question for you, and I was just wondering: Do you think it's possible for this racial divide with the Trayvon thing is originating from the White House? I mean, could that possibly be? RUSH: Do I think it's possible that the racial divide or that the energy, the impetus -- CALLER: Yeah. RUSH: -- in the...
  • Algeria's First President Dies at 95

    04/11/2012 3:27:55 PM PDT · by Borges · 4 replies
    ABC News - AP ^ | 4/11/12 | AOMAR OUALI and PAUL SCHEMM
    Ahmed Ben Bella, Algeria's first president and a historic leader of its bloody independence struggle from France, died at his family home in Algiers on Wednesday. He was 95. Family members and the state news agency did not give the cause of death, but twice in the last month Ben Bella had been treated at the military hospital of Ain Naadja for discomfort. The charismatic Ben Bella, a symbol of pan-Arabist ideology as well as the global anti-colonial movement, was president of Algeria from 1963 until he was overthrown in a military coup in 1965 by the army chief of...
  • British firm unveils “Carkoon” – the cocoon baby seat

    04/11/2012 3:21:24 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11th April 2012 | Adam Parris-Long
    'A revolutionary baby seat that deploys a protective cocoon in collisions has been unveiled by a British firm. The Carkoon is a rear-facing baby seat that features a sliding protective shell made from Kevlar and fireproof Nomex, which is capable of keeping a child safe for up to 18 minutes in the event of a blaze. The Carkoon also contains a transmitter that alerts emergency services with the exact GPS location of the child – giving vital extra information for any rescue effort. Added to the design is a rotating base and “quick release” handle that saves messing about with...

    04/11/2012 3:19:09 PM PDT · by pawpawrick · 624 replies
    ap ^ | april 11,2012 | pawpawrick
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, according to the Associated Press. Additionally, Zimmerman has been taken into custody, but it hasn’t been revealed where he is being held. CBSMiami has confirmed that State Attorney Angela Corey, who was appointed as a special prosecutor in the case, will hold an announcement about the charges at 6 p.m. in Jacksonville. That press conference can be viewed LIVE starting at 6 p.m. by clicking here.
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    04/11/2012 3:00:00 PM PDT · by Milagros · 19 replies
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