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  • Maine safest state, Louisiana the most violent

    04/25/2012 9:32:22 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies ^ | 25 April 2012 | uspi
    The United States is less violent today than at any time in the last 20 years -- Maine was the least violent state and Louisiana the most violent, a group says. The United States Peace Index, produced by Institute for Economics and Peace, found Cambridge, Mass., the most peaceful metropolitan area and Detroit the most violent. The index analyzes peacefulness at the state and city levels, via five indicators: The number of homicides, number of violent crimes, the incarceration rate, number of police employees and the availability of small arms. There were improvements in all indicators from the 2011 to...
  • Former TSA chief: Airport security in America is 'broken'

    04/25/2012 9:28:10 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 24, 2012 | Rob Lovitt
    As head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from 2005 to 2009, Kip Hawley was the public face of an agency despised by millions of Americans. Today, he says that hatred is understandable because the agency’s approach to airport security is “broken,” arguing that it should forgo standardized procedures and a focus on prohibited items in favor of increased flexibility and mitigating risk.
  • Caught on camera: Woman drives car through New York pizza shop (video)

    04/25/2012 9:26:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    wdtn ^ | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012, 1:17 PM EDT
    LYNCOURT, N.Y. (CNN/WSYR) - One New York pizza shop got a new and unexpected drive thru window. A surveillance camera captured the driver of a car plowing into a Domino's storefront in Lyncourt. Several people were inside the restaurant at the time of the crash, but no one was hurt. Witnesses say two employees managed to jump out of the way of the car just in time. Police say the 24-year-old woman behind the wheel of the vehicle reportedly mistook the gas pedal for the brake. It's still not clear if authorities plan to issue the driver a ticket.
  • Exclusive: Congressman, LGBT leaders press Navy for a ship to be named USS Harvey Milk

    04/25/2012 9:18:48 PM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 55 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | April 24, 2012 | San Diego LGBT Weekly
    Congressman Bob Filner (D-California) has joined with several prominent LGBT civil rights leaders from San Diego and across the country, calling on the US Navy to name " … the next appropriate ship after Harvey Milk." The late civil rights icon, Harvey Milk was a Navy veteran who began his service during the Korean War. In Korea, he served aboard the submarine rescue ship USS Kittiwake as a diving officer. Milk was also stationed at Naval Station, San Diego where he was a diving instructor. Milk, whose parents, both also served in the US Navy was honorably discharged at the...
  • Not Excited About Romney?

    04/25/2012 9:11:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 156 replies ^ | april 25, 2012 | David J. Peterson
    Not Excited About Romney? PoliticsApril 25th, 2012 David J. Peterson This year’s GOP primary has been an odyssey filled with sound and fury. But, like elephants who never forget, millions of Republicans are muttering “haven’t we seen this movie before?” Conservatives who were looking for a solid alternative to Democrat Barack Obama are angry and disappointed. The party rank and file was opposed to the nomination of Mitt Romney, seeing him as a weathervane – willing to adopt any position or cause to suit his ambitions.The Republican establishment, which is dominated by big business and the Wall Street elite, heard...
  • Breaking: First campaign rallies of 2012

    04/25/2012 9:09:19 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 9 replies
    obama spam | 4/26/2012 | Jim Messina
    [suckers] -- Big news: In 10 days, President Obama is hitting the campaign trail. On Saturday, May 5th, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama are holding the first two public rallies of the campaign in Columbus, Ohio, and Richmond, Virginia. He'll speak about how far we've come, and lay out the very real stakes in this election: Are we going to continue to move forward, rebuilding an economy that's meant to last, with a growing middle class and more Americans getting a fair shot? Or are we going to go back to the same failed policies that crashed our...
  • O’Malley pushes two sessions on Maryland revenue, gambling issues

    04/25/2012 8:57:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 20112 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O'Malley emerged Tuesday from a much-anticipated meeting with the state’s two leading lawmakers and revealed that he is not only leaning toward calling a special session, but he might even call two of them. Mr. O'Malley, a Democrat, said he hopes to bring the General Assembly back into session by mid-May so legislators can pass a set of tax and revenue increases to erase $512 million in cuts that were put into place when the assembly adjourned April 9. The governor said he wants to focus strictly on finances and hold off on debating a gambling...
  • Obama's Power Move: Scapegoating Speculators

    04/25/2012 8:54:40 PM PDT · by super_nova37 · 7 replies
    The Atlas Society ^ | April 25, 2012 | Walter Donway
    After all, if re-elected, Mr. Obama may come out the closet as a full-blown radical environmentalist, opposed in principle to the exploitation of natural resources for human wealth. In any case, he would have four more years to subvert oil production in the name of “alternatives.” If passed by Congress, or implemented administratively, his crusade to criminalize speculation will undercut the crucial economic role of speculators: to minimize the impact of projected future shortages. If left alone, speculators would do this by bidding up the present price of oil, reducing demand now and conserving supply, thus lessening the impact of...
  • Student Launches African-Americans for Mitt Romney on Facebook

    04/25/2012 8:49:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    BET ^ | 04/24/2012 | Joyce Jones
    Jordan Cruger says the GOP presidential hopeful will create jobs for Blacks.It’s got just 84 likes, but it's currently aiming for 100, a goal that college student Jason Cruger, creator of the "African Americans for Mitt Romney" Facebook page, hopes to soon reach. It chronicles personal and political milestones in the candidate’s life, such as his wedding anniversary, endorsements and positive poll numbers. Cruger launched the page on Jan. 21 with a video of Romney recalling his father’s relationship with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The social-media venture's mission is to gather African-American support for Romney’s White House bid. “Mitt...
  • Newt to Suspend Campaign on May 1st. (Larry Welsh, TX Grassroots Director, Newt 2012).

    04/25/2012 8:44:31 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 58 replies
    Vanity | April 25, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    By now you have assuredly read, either from our team here in Texas or in the media, Newt will be suspending his presidential campaign effective May 1st. While we are all certainly disheartened by the news that our preferred candidate will no longer be vying for the Republican Nomination, we can be proud of the all the efforts put forth by this wonderful team we built together in Texas. I would like to specifically thank some of you who went above and beyond in their efforts both to assist me and Newt. First, to Sondra Zeigler who travelled around various...
  • NAACP Should Let Allen West Speak

    04/25/2012 8:42:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Root ^ | April 26, 2012 | David Swerdlick
    Writing for the Hill, The Root contributing editor David Swerdlick says the NAACP is wrong to shut down the congressman over his recent accusations about communism. Instead, he argues, members should listen to West and challenge him where they disagree. As the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reported last Friday, in the wake of West’s comments, the Martin County chapter rescinded its invitation to have him address its Freedom Fund Banquet, now rescheduled for September 15th. And the reason, according to chapter president Rev. Jerry Gore, is because “There’s a certain statement he made about communists” and “we do not represent...
  • Celebrity Jeopardy: What is real power in Washington? {Baghdad Bob Gibbs}

    04/25/2012 8:31:00 PM PDT · by shove_it · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 25 Apr 2012
    Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs certainly knows what real power is like. For the first three years of the Obama administration, Gibbs was the voice of the White House, standing behind a podium in the press room every day, where reporters peppered him with questions. But this past weekend, Gibbs stood behind a very different kind of podium. And, to hear him tell it, he was genuinely nervous. Gibbs was a contestant in Jeopardy's Power Players week (yes, we like that name!), which airs the week of May 14th. {video at link} [...]
  • George Zimmerman's Website Disabled

    04/25/2012 8:30:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012
    Website to help Sanford shooter with legal defense not functioningThe website that George Zimmerman set up to help raise money for his legal defense has been disabled. The website www.therealgeorgezimmerman was no longer functioning as of Tuesday. It was created almost two weeks ago by Zimmerman's family members to thank his supporters and also to receive donations from anyone who wanted to help with his legal defense.
  • Republican Arthur Kohl-Riggs running against Walker in recall primary

    04/25/2012 8:30:29 PM PDT · by knittnmom · 19 replies
    FOX6Now - Milwaukee, Wisconsin ^ | 4/25/2012 | Mike Lowe
    MADISON — Arthur Kohl-Riggs dresses as Abraham Lincoln and says he is a better representative of the Republican Party than Gov. Scott Walker. Kohl-Riggs is running against Walker in the upcoming gubernatorial recall primary. Kohl-Riggs is one of the placeholder candidates running in the race. 23-year-old Kohl-Riggs made a name for himself as the “Abe Lincoln Protester” during the budget battle. Now, he’s running as a Republican in the recall primary against Walker. “I’m running as a Republican in the Wisconsin gubernatorial election against Scott Walker because Wisconsin has a long and proud tradition of progressive Republicans. The party was...
  • Family Misses Flight After TSA Gives Pat-Down To Girl With Cerebral Palsy

    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Transportation Security Administration is once again the subject of national scrutiny, this time after aggressively screening a 7-year-old female passenger with cerebral palsy which caused her family to miss their flight. Since Dina walks with the aid of leg braces and crutches, she cannot pass through airport metal detectors, and must instead submit to a pat-down by TSA agents.
  • NBC6 Zimmerman Edit Explanation

    04/25/2012 8:26:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012
    On March 19 NBC6 ran a story on the phone call George Zimmerman made in connection with the Trayvon Martin case. In that story an error in editorial judgment was made in which a question from the operator was deleted which could have created the impression that Mr. Zimmerman’s statement may have been singling out Trayvon Martin because of his race. We take this incident very seriously and apologize to our viewers. After conducting an extensive investigation, we are putting a more stringent editorial process in place to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
  • A Bedraggled 'Celtic Tiger' Struggles to Retrain Workers

    04/25/2012 8:20:24 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 20, 2012 | PAUL SONNE And DAVID ENRICH
    BALLINASLOE, Ireland—Michael Brennan once earned as much as €1,000 ($1,300) a week as a carpenter installing roofs during Ireland's housing boom. But after about three years without steady work, the 29-year-old is starting over in a freezing meat hall here, trying to carve out a new—and much less lucrative—future. Mr. Brennan is enrolled in a training course where he is learning to excise bones from bloody slabs of cow. In the end, he hopes to land an entry-level job at a meat-processing factory. The likely pay: €350 a week. Mr. Brennan is part of a mass reinvention of Ireland's workforce...
  • Dem Rep Smears 'Threatening' Tea Party As 'Racist,' 'Crazy,' 'Ugly'

    04/25/2012 8:13:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/25/12 | staff
    Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY - 11) attacks the Republicans and the Tea Party at candidate forum hosted by "Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform."
  • Education Slowdown Threatens U.S. .

    04/25/2012 8:12:36 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 25, 2012 | DAVID WESSEL And STEPHANIE BANCHERO
    Throughout American history, almost every generation has had substantially more education than that of its parents. That is no longer true. When baby boomers born in 1955 reached age 30, they had about two years more schooling than their parents, according to Harvard University economists Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz, who have calculated the average years of schooling for native-born Americans back to 1876. In contrast, when Americans born in 1980 turned 30 in 2010, they averaged about eight months more schooling than their parents. This development already has broad ramifications across the U.S. job market: Those with only a...
  • MoveOn Recruits Students for Nationwide 'May Day' Protests

    04/25/2012 8:08:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/25/12 | Rebel Pundit
    Last night Liz Butler and Joy Cushman of hosted a “National Major Actions” conference call to discuss with fellow left-wing activists a slough of direct actions in the coming months. Among those plans are a series of continuous disruptions and demonstrations against banks, corporations, and anyone they deem to be members of the “1 percent.” The call aimed to motivate activists looking to dig in deeper to their commitment to dismantling the American economy. Actions began yesterday by shutting down the Wells Fargo’s share-holder meeting in San Francisco and were touted on the call. According to the L.A. Times,...
  • Republicans complain taxpayers fund Obama political travel

    04/25/2012 7:38:42 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/25/2012 | staff
    Republicans are complaining to a U.S. government watchdog that President Barack Obama's trips for official business are little more than campaign stops funded with taxpayer dollars, a claim dismissed by the White House and Obama's campaign team. In a letter on Wednesday to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) comptroller general requesting a formal inquiry, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus alleged a "misuse of government funds" relating to certain presidential travel, especially to November battleground states. "One incident of this might be an error that is easily remedied. But it is a pattern of behavior that is worsening," Priebus said....
  • Record Low Turnout For Primary (Nobody wants Romney)

    04/25/2012 7:26:25 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 66 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | April 24th | Bob Connors
    Lowest turnout for a Presidential Preference Primary since the current system was established. Voter turnout for the Republican Presidential Preference Primary was the lowest since the current system was established in 1980, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. Figures reported to Merrill's office show just 14.4 percent of eligible Republicans turned out for the Primary Tuesday.
  • Perry endorses Romney after Gingrich signals an exit

    04/25/2012 7:20:59 PM PDT · by VinL · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sink
    Texas governor Rick Perry announced Wednesday night that he would endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid, hours the campaign of Newt Gingrich — Perry's previous choice — announced that the former Speaker would be ending his bid for the White House. "Mitt Romney has earned the Republican Presidential nomination through hard-work, a strong organization, and disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies from President Obama and his administration," said Gov. Perry in a statement released by his campaign. "So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for President...
  • New Moonbat Line of Attack: Rubio Campaigning With Romney as 'Homoerotic'

    04/25/2012 7:12:44 PM PDT · by mnehring · 31 replies
    Imagine if Rush Limbaugh said this about the two Johns ticket of Kerry and Edwards in 2004. Randi Rhodes does what she can to make her presence known in that barren wasteland known as liberal radio. Unfortunately, it usually consists of little more than bloviating inanities. (audio clip after page break) Here, for example, is her take on GOP Senator Marco Rubio of Florida campaigning with Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania -- I guess I'll call it the, is Marco Rubio too short to stand next to Mitt Romney tour/audition? That's what it is. And you know, and the answer is...
  • Doubting Darwin: panic in the suites of evolution

    04/25/2012 6:54:15 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 154 replies
    WORLD ^ | 5/5/12 | MARVIN OLASKY
    The sky is falling! Many interest groups and journalists raced to tell that to the public when a modest but important bill became law in Tennessee early in April. The law instructs teachers and administrators to "create an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills, and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about controversial issues." What's not to like? The law, similar to one in Louisiana, also protects teachers who help students (I'm quoting from the official legislative summary) "understand, analyze, critique, and...
  • Kyodo: N. Korea May Conduct Nuke Test within One Week(Russia says)

    04/25/2012 6:53:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Arirang News ^ | 04/26/12
    Kyodo: N. Korea May Conduct Nuke Test within One Week With the international community keeping a close eye on North Korea's next move after its attempted rocket launch earlier this month, speculation is rising that the regime might be very close to conducting a third nuclear test. Citing a Russian security official Japan's Kyodo News reported Wednesday that Pyeongyang's nuclear test was imminent. The official said that although no details can be revealed, there is concrete background backing up such speculation. He added that Russia would be very disappointed if North Korea went ahead with the test just 100 kilometers...
  • Court reinstates driver’s license charges [just some Bosnians looking for commercial licenses]

    04/25/2012 6:47:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies ^ | 4-24-12 | Nicholas K. Geranios
    A federal appeals court has reinstated charges against six men allegedly involved in a bribery-based scheme to illegally obtain commercial driver’s licenses. The federal charges were initially dismissed by U.S. District Court Judge Edward F. Shea of Pasco, but the appeals court reversed his decision on Tuesday. Two of the defendants were charged with a conspiracy to defraud and deceive the Washington Department of Licensing by receiving bribes from four defendants to falsely obtain commercial driver’s licenses. They did that by helping the applicants cheat on exams and obtain false certifications showing skills tests were successfully completed. The scheme also...
  • Self-Defense Under Attack

    04/25/2012 6:43:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Reason ^ | April 25, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    Critics of Florida's "stand your ground" law refuse to retreat, regardless of the evidence. Critics of Florida's self-defense law object to its recognition of a right to "stand your ground" in public places, which eliminated the duty to retreat from an assailant. Yet many of these critics seem to believe they have a duty to stand their ground and never retreat, using George Zimmerman's shooting of Trayvon Martin as a weapon to attack Florida's law, no matter what the evidence shows.The emphasis on the right to stand your ground is puzzling in the context of the Martin case, since Zimmerman's...
  • Caption Moochie

    04/25/2012 6:43:01 PM PDT · by crosshairs · 48 replies
  • Obama vows to fight for climate action, make global warming a key 2012 issue (Inner Weatherman)

    04/25/2012 6:34:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/12 | Ben Geman
    Obama vows to fight for climate action, make global warming a key 2012 issueBy Ben Geman - 04/25/12 10:40 AM ET President Obama is vowing to make the case for action on global warming during the 2012 campaign. “I suspect that over the next six months, this is going to be a debate that will become part of the campaign, and I will be very clear in voicing my belief that we're going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious way,” Obama told Rolling Stone magazine in a newly published interview. Obama’s comments...
  • S.F. bicyclist in fatal crash may face felony

    04/25/2012 6:26:25 PM PDT · by Theoria · 71 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 25 April 2012 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross
    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is preparing to file felony vehicular manslaughter charges against Chris Bucchere, the bicyclist who fatally struck a 71-year-old pedestrian in the Castro district last month. The felony charge - which could result in a 16-month sentence for Bucchere if he is convicted - is a sharp contrast to the misdemeanor count prosecutors filed in a case last year in which a bicyclist struck and killed a woman along the Embarcadero. The difference this time is prosecutors' conclusion that Bucchere, 35, was grossly negligent in his riding before he ran into Sutchi Hui in a...
  • Report says 40 percent of the public breathes unhealthy air (60% - good to go)

    04/25/2012 6:20:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Report says 40 percent of the public breathes unhealthy airBy Andrew Restuccia - 04/25/12 02:53 PM ET More than 40 percent of the public lives in regions with unhealthy levels of air pollution, a new report from the American Lung Association says. The public health group, in its annual State of the Air report, said air quality has dramatically improved in recent decades as a result of the Clean Air Act. But it warned that more action is needed to better protect the public from air pollution like smog or soot. The report finds that more than 127.2 million people,...
  • Democrats Have Nothing to Offer But Fear Itself

    04/25/2012 6:19:31 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/25/2012 | IBD Staff
    The country faces monumental problems — a national debt crisis, an entitlement crisis, an energy crisis, to say nothing of the lingering economic crisis. But on issue after issue, Democrats have absolutely nothing constructive to offer. Instead, they reflexively attack the Republicans who are actually proposing fixes.
  • Boehner Offers Student Loan Deal [1-Year Extension Paid For By Obamacare Budget]

    04/25/2012 6:19:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2012 | Jessica Yellin and Deirdre Walsh
    Boehner Offers Student Loan Deal By Jessica Yellin and Deirdre Walsh April 25, 2012 (CNN) -- The House will vote Friday to extend current rates on federally funded college loans for one year, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday in what is seen as an attempt to blunt President Barack Obama's momentum on an issue popular with young voters . Boehner said the extension will be paid for with funds from the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration's signature health-care law. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, accused House Republicans of paying "lip service" to the issue, and argued the way...
  • Was Newt Gingrich’s campaign the worst in history?

    04/25/2012 6:17:07 PM PDT · by svxdave · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: You know you’re running a lousy presidential campaign when you get bitten by a penguin. The Newt’s presidential campaign has got to be one of the worst ever run in American history. Last May, when Newt was casually campaigning, as is his way, he found himself exhausted. He had, after all, been at it for weeks. So, he did what any pooped-out candidate would do: He split on a luxury cruise to the Greek Islands with Wife No. 3 (22 years his junior — he was already out of college when she was born). Newt rose during the debates...
  • First Hispanic Supreme Court justice takes prominent role

    04/25/2012 6:16:51 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/25/2012 | Joan Biskupic
    (Reuters) - The Supreme Court was deep into arguments over Arizona's new immigration law on Wednesday when the high court's first Hispanic justice focused on how difficult it could be for police officers to determine whether someone they stop is in the United States legally. "What information does your (federal) system have?" Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli as she methodically extracted a core element of the Obama administration's case against the state of Arizona. "How does that database tell you that someone is illegal as opposed to a citizen?" asked Sotomayor, 57, born in the Bronx...
  • Mooch On Husband Forcing Catholic Church To Violate Its Religious Beliefs: “We Made History”…

    04/25/2012 6:15:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 4/25/12 | zip
    And not in a good way. First Lady Hails Free-Contraception Mandate: ‘We Made History’ — CNS News First Lady Michelle Obama boasted at a campaign event in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday that “we made history” when the president’s health care proposal was enacted and the administration issued a regulation mandating that insurance companies provide women with free contraceptives. “Two years ago, we made history together by finally passing health reform,” said Mrs. Obama. “And because we passed this law, insurance companies will now have to cover basic preventive care — things like prenatal care, mammograms, contraception — at no extra...
  • MTA: Subway Crime Soars; NYPD Releases Stunning Statistics [ Up more than 20 Per Cent! ]

    04/25/2012 6:14:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies ^ | April 25 2012
    Metropolitan Transportation Authority is reporting a major surge in New York City subway crime. The agency said pick pockets and other thieves are bumping up the crime rate by more than 20 percent this year compared to last, reports CBS 2’s Dave Carlin. WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reports On her guard Wednesday was East Village resident Mariam Figueroa. She said she doesn’t wear any visible jewelry and her electronics are hidden every time she steps into a station and on to a subway train. “I’m not showing anything, you know, in the train because I really don’t feel safe,” Figueroa...
  • 20 years after riots, LA residents say race relations feel better, economy still hurts

    04/25/2012 6:09:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    LOS ANGELES — Henry Keith Watson remembers April 29, 1992, as if it happened just last week. History won’t allow him to forget it. It was a day that marked the beginning of one of the deadliest, most destructive race riots in the nation’s history, and one in which Watson’s spur-of-the-moment decision to take part made him one of the enduring faces of the violence....
  • Brazilian hooker suing after being injured by Marines, US Embassy staffer

    04/25/2012 6:07:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 14 replies ^ | April 25 2012 | Fox News
    A Brazilian prostitute injured last year in a scuffle with a U.S. Embassy staffer and two Marines is now suing the federal government -- a development in the aftermath of the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Columbia. The incident occurred in late 2011 in the city of Brasilia when at least one of the Americans pushed the woman from a car outside of a nightclub. The Embassy tracked down the women and paid her medical bills, but she now intends to sue, a senior U.S. official has confirmed to Fox News
  • Rick Perry Endorses Mitt Romney

    04/25/2012 6:01:44 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 366 replies ^ | April 25 2012
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry originally endorsed Newt Gingrich as the top candidate after dropping out of the Republican presidential race. But with Gingrich set to quit the campaign trail, Perry on Wednesday evening gave his support to the probable nominee, Mitt Romney. "Mitt Romney has earned the Republican presidential nomination through hard work, a strong organization, and [a] disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies from President [Barack] Obama and his administration," Perry said in a statement provided to FOX News Channel. "So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in...
  • Scrounging around for Asian workers (Marion Barry again)

    04/25/2012 6:01:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2012 | Rick Moran
    In the ongoing Democratic war on women, in the ongoing Democratic war on hard working minorities, in the ongoing Democratic war on real diversity, former (presumably) drug addict, former Washington DC mayor and current Washington DC councilman Marion Barry (Democrat) fired off another round. Speaking to officials of the University of the District of Columbia Barry told them it was important to encourage their students to become nurses and teachers because "In fact, it's so bad, that if you go to the hospital now, you find a number of immigrants who are nurses, particularly from the Philippines," Barry said. "And...
  • In Delaware and Pennsylvania primaries, Mitt Romney sets a record he probably didn’t want

    04/25/2012 6:01:29 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 25, 2012 | By Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney set a record with at least two of Tuesday's primary wins, but it's an achievement the presumptive Republican nominee probably won't be bragging about. The former Massachusetts governor won Delaware with 56 percent of the vote and Pennsylvania with 58 percent. According to University of Minnesota political scientist Eric Ostermeier, that marks the first time that a presumptive GOP nominee has failed to reach the 60 percent mark in a contest conducted after his last major challenger exited the race. "While Romney avoided the embarrassment of winning with a mere plurality, never has a presumptive nominee won a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 26 April 2012

    04/25/2012 5:59:54 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ DAND PATAN PATROL U.S. Army soldiers prepare to conduct security checks near the Pakistan border on Combat Outpost Dand Patan in Afghanistan's Paktya province, Feb. 29, 2012. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Epperson Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. MARINE MOVES U.S. Marine Sgt. Jeremy Scott, left, and Lance Cpl. Tyler Dickinson play chess...
  • Not kidding: Obama has new 'atrocities czar'

    President Obama’s National Security Adviser Samantha Power will head the new White House Atrocities Prevention Board, which is tasked with formulating a response to war crimes, crimes against humanity and mass atrocities. Power helped to found a global military doctrine called Responsibility to Protect that was also devised by several controversial characters, including Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi, a staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat. Power once suggested investing “literally billions of dollars” in a “mammoth protection force” to intercede in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Notorious left-wing radical Tom...
  • Rep. West: Obama aiming 'tax weapons of mass destruction' at Americans

    04/25/2012 5:47:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. West: Obama aiming 'tax weapons of mass destruction' at AmericansBy Pete Kasperowicz - 04/25/12 06:43 PM ET Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Wednesday evening likened President Obama's preference for higher tax rates to "tax weapons of mass destruction" that Obama is aiming straight at middle Americans. "Although he has never served our country in uniform, or risked his life to defend its freedoms and liberties on distant shores, it seems President Obama understands a thing or two about weaponry," West said on the House floor. "But in the president's case … the current weapon of choice is tax...
  • Egypt's Islamic supremacist-dominated Parliament mulling laws legalizing child marriage and sex

    04/25/2012 5:36:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/25/12 | Robert
    Here is yet more delightful evidence that Sharia is benign and completely compatible with U.S. Constitutional values, as we are constantly told. "Egypt’s women urge MPs not to pass early marriage, sex-after-death laws: report," by Abeer Tayel for Al Arabiya, April 25 (thanks to Stephen): Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW) has appealed to the Islamist-dominated parliament not to approve two controversial laws on the minimum age of marriage and allowing a husband to have sex with his dead wife within six hours of her death according to a report in an Egyptian newspaper. The appeal came in a message...
  • Bernanke: Fed could act again to stimulate economy

    04/25/2012 5:35:37 PM PDT · by John W · 16 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | April 25, 2012 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Content for now with the current course, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke left open the possibility Wednesday that the Fed will take further action to stimulate the economy and reduce unemployment — but not at the cost of high inflation. He spoke to reporters after Fed policymakers ended a two-day meeting by sticking to their plan to keep interest rates near zero through at least late 2014. The officials said the economy is growing moderately and that the pace will likely pick up.
  • Ron Brown defends anti-gay stance [Husker coach]

    04/25/2012 5:30:56 PM PDT · by Third Person · 33 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25th, 2012 | ESPN News Services
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska assistant coach Ron Brown says he'll keep speaking out against homosexuality even if it costs him his job. "To be fired for my faith would be a greater honor than to be fired because we didn't win enough games," Brown said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I haven't lost any sleep over it. I realize at some point, we live in a politically correct enough culture where that very well could happen." Brown earned national acclaim for leading a prayer at midfield before the Cornhuskers' game at scandal-torn Penn State six months ago. He...
  • EPA Official on Non-Compliant Companies:

    04/25/2012 5:30:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 25, 2012 | Becket Adams
    Are you familiar with a certain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official named Al Armendariz? Chances are you’ve never heard of him. We suspect most Americans haven’t. However, with the recent unearthing of the video below, that could change very soon.Thanks to a little digging by the staff of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), attention has been brought to a 2010 video that seems to confirm what many conservative have long suspected: that the EPA is at war with the oil and gas industries.“[O]il and gas is an enforcement priority, it’s one of seven, so we are going to spend a fair...