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  • Restore Constitutionally Limited Government!! [FReepathon thread V]

    07/06/2012 12:07:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 614 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    We need the 2010 tea party sweeps to continue in 2012 and beyond!! We need to increase the conservative majority in the house, take the majority in the senate and continue sweeping conservatives into as many state and local offices as we possibly can all across this great land!! No matter who wins the presidency, we're going to need the states and the people and FR to hold their feet to the fire!! Block the feds!! Demand our states reassert their tenth amendment rights and powers and push the feds the hell OUT of our state and local business!! And...
  • George Zimmerman released from jail

    07/06/2012 11:56:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 109 replies
    baynews9.com ^ | July 6, 2012 | Dave D'Marko and Jerry Hume
    SANFORD -- George Zimmerman walked out of jail once again Friday. Judge Kenneth Lester set Zimmerman’s bond at $1 million Thursday, and Zimmerman was able to post it. Zimmerman had to go through a bail bondsman, and pay 10 percent of the bond amount, which is $100,000. O’Mara said the online legal defense fund set up for Zimmerman currently has $211,000. However, in order for Zimmerman to be released, he has to have $1 million in collateral, which O’Mara said the Zimmerman family does not have. "We paid $15,000 initially for the first bail fee, so an additional fee of...
  • Pakistan: burned to death for Islamic blasphemy

    07/06/2012 11:52:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Spero News ^ | July 06, 2012 | Rodrick Sanson
    A man accused of blasphemy, according to Islamic religious law, was extra-judicially killed in Pakistan outside a police station in the Chani Ghoth area of the Bahawalpur region in the Punjab. Deputy Superintendent of Police Ahmedpur said, "The Chani Goth police station received a complaint that a person has burnt the pages of the Quran; the police arrested the person and brought him to the police station and put him in the lock up. Some religious leaders announced on the loud speakers that a man has committed blasphemy against Islam.” As is frequently the case in Muslim-dominated Pakistan, mobs surrounded...
  • Sen. Grassley turns up the heat on Eric Holder

    07/06/2012 11:47:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    UnitedLiberty.org ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jason Pye
    The storm may have gotten a little quiet since the House of Representatives voted to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, but it may be getting loud again soon thanks to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee.The Hill reports that Sen. Grassley has sent a request to the Justice Department demanding more information on Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF gunwalking scheme that allowed firearms and munitions to cross the border with Mexico and into the hands of violent drug cartels: On Tuesday, Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent...
  • Cruz Leads Dewhurst 49-40 in New Poll...Conservatives Dominate [Runoff for U. S. Senate in Texas]

    07/06/2012 11:41:18 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 49 replies
    Ted Cruz for U. S. Senate Website ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jason Johnson
    . . . a recent internal poll conducted for the Cruz for Senate campaign shows Ted leading Dewhurst 49-40. Ted is leading Dewhurst among nearly every sub-group. Importantly, Ted is dominating self-identified “Tea Party” and “Very Conservative” voters. Among the 50% of likely runoff voters who are Tea Party aligned, Ted leads 72-22. Among the 60% who are very conservative, Ted leads 58-33.
  • McConnell: Obama Trying to Bully Political Enemies Via Disclose Act

    07/06/2012 11:34:30 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 9 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted the Obama administration for supporting the Disclose Act in an Op-Ed today, calling it “an attempt to identify and punish political enemies, or at the very least, intimidate others from participating in the process.” Writing in USA Today, the Kentucky Republican said the measure is a “serious attempt to limit our freedom of speech that doesn't sound good at first blush.” The DISCLOSE Act — Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections — would require corporations, unions, and advocacy groups to reveal their roles in political ads or mailings in the...
  • 780,000 More Women Unemployed Today Than When Obama Took Office

    07/06/2012 11:27:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 6, 2012 | John W Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – The number of women unemployed in June was 5,785,000, an increase of 780,000 from when Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009 – at that time, the number of unemployed women in the United States was 5,005,000. The number of unemployed is for women ages 16 and older in the civilian work force and is seasonally adjusted, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS data also show that the unemployment rate for women in June was 8.0 percent, up from 7.9 percent in May. That’s also up from 7.0 percent in January 2009...
  • Obama's Problem Obeying the Law

    07/06/2012 11:20:06 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/6/12 | William A. Levinson
    There is ample evidence that Barack Obama, and people under his supervision, committed at least one felony -- specifically, illegal gambling across state lines -- to fund his 2008 election campaign. Congress, meanwhile, found Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, in contempt for refusal to testify about Operation Fast and Furious. Orchestration of straw purchases of firearms, one of which resulted in the death of a law enforcement officer, could easily be another felony. The Obama Campaign's Numbers Racket The general definition of a lottery is an activity that includes (1) mandatory payment of consideration -- i.e., money -- as a...
  • Is the Obama Administration Outsourcing Green Jobs to Africa Now?

    The Obama Administration’s “green jobs” agenda is apparently not limited to the United States. According to CNS News, the administration created a $20 million grant that will go toward creating green projects...in Africa. The U.S. government is spending $20 million to “help clean energy projects in Africa get started.” Those projects include wind farms and solar panels, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced at the recent Rio +20 Conference in Brazil. But the government watchdog Judicial Watch criticized the spending as wasteful, given the administration’s track record in trying to pick green energy winners. “The U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative...
  • All-Time All-Stars: Part II (Thomas Sowell)

    07/06/2012 11:08:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 6, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    <p>Trying to choose the greatest pitcher of all time is at least as difficult as trying to choose the greatest hitter of all time. In both cases, the best we can do is narrow down the list.</p> <p>Outside a charmed circle of five batters, no one had both a higher lifetime batting average and a higher lifetime slugging average than any of those five. In alphabetical order, they are Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. There are other batters whose lifetime records came close, including Barry Bonds, Jimmie Foxx and Hank Greenberg. But close cannot define the greatest.</p>
  • All-Time All-Stars (Thomas Sowell)

    07/06/2012 11:07:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 6, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    <p>Nothing is likely to get an argument started among sports fans faster than attempts to name the all-time greatest in any sport, or even the all-time greatest in a particular aspect of a sport. However, in baseball, we can at least narrow down the list of possibilities — considerably, in fact — when it comes to hitting.</p>
  • The Rotten Heart of Finance

    07/06/2012 10:58:01 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    The Rconomst ^ | JUly 7 , 2012 | Staff
    THE most memorable incidents in earth-changing events are sometimes the most banal. In the rapidly spreading scandal of LIBOR (the London inter-bank offered rate) it is the very everydayness with which bank traders set about manipulating the most important figure in finance. They joked, or offered small favours. “Coffees will be coming your way,” promised one trader in exchange for a fiddled number. “Dude. I owe you big time!… I’m opening a bottle of Bollinger,” wrote another. One trader posted diary notes to himself so that he wouldn’t forget to fiddle the numbers the next week. “Ask for High 6M...
  • Brad Pitt's mom slams Barack Obama, gay marriage in pro-Mitt Romney editorial letter

    07/06/2012 10:56:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 6, 2012
    "Mom, you're embarrassing me!" Well-known liberal actor Brad Pitt, who once famously declared that he would not marry his partner Angelina Jolie until gay couples had the same rights, might be a little upset with his mom’s decision to speak out on her political and social beliefs this week. In a letter to the Springfield News-Leader Pitt’s mother Jane Pitt voiced her support for Mitt Romney, a man “who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality.”
  • Convert's extremist views were aired in stepbrother's BBC documentary

    07/06/2012 10:34:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05 Jul 2012 | Martin Evans
    Three years ago film maker Robb Leech was reading a newspaper article about the radical Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary, when he spotted his stepbrother, Richard Dart’s name. Richard Dart, 29, is a white Muslim convert who featured in a BBC documentary last year filmed by his own brother about his conversion... now one of the extremist’s most devoted followers and was spending his days calling for strict Sharia law to be imposed in Britain. Unable to believe what he was seeing, Robb, who had been extremely close to his stepbrother when they were teenagers contacted him and they arranged to...
  • Disability Ranks Outpace New Jobs In Obama Recovery [OUTRAGEOUS]

    07/06/2012 10:21:36 AM PDT · by upchuck · 44 replies
    IBD ^ | July 6, 2012 | JOHN MERLINE
    More workers joined the federal government's disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation's jobs picture is after three full years of economic recovery. The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration. The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama's economic recovery. While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June...
  • Broken Record, Broken Promises

    07/06/2012 10:18:05 AM PDT · by Lacey · 5 replies
    Obama Isn't Working ^ | 07/06/2012 | Mitt Romney Press
    Today, the Obama Administration told Americans “not to read too much into” monthly jobs reports. As it turns out, they’ve been encouraging Americans to do that for years. But after 41 straight months of unemployment over 8%, you don’t have to read between the lines to see the truth. President Obama’s policies have failed to get America working again. June 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/07/06/employment-situation-june) May 2012: “Therefore, it is...
  • Madonna’s Russian Revolution: Her “Freedom Fight” Against Anti-Gay Law

    07/06/2012 10:15:25 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 5 2012 | Anna Nemtsova
    St. Petersburg just passed a law banning gay "propaganda," but Madonna’s not canceling her upcoming show there—she's promised to use the opportunity to raise hell instead. By Anna Nemtsova he authors of a Russian law banning the promotion of homosexuality to minors has drawn a good deal of criticism from gay rights groups worldwide. But they face their biggest challenge this summer. A few weeks from now Madonna is scheduled to play the Sports Complex stage in St. Petersburg, the city where the law was enacted. Madonna has hinted strongly she will speak out in protest, if not flaunt the...
  • What the Constitution Doesn’t Mean

    07/06/2012 10:14:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    PJ Media ^ | July 6, 2012 | AWR HAWKINS
    A review of Scott Ott’s Our Fickle Constitution. I lived in Houston in the early 1990s and went to a Presbyterian church where the pastor used to remind us to check ourselves for contradictions. He warned that we unknowingly hold to contradictions in our thinking, and that while these sometimes flesh themselves out in a way that makes them obvious and allows us to get rid of them, they often lie below the surface of our thinking, so that we carry about in our minds thoughts that are in conflict with one another and with reality.And this practice of checking...
  • Ksenia Sobchak, the Stiletto in Putin’s Side

    07/06/2012 10:05:27 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03 July 2012 | Andrew Meier
    At a few minutes before 8 in the morning on the eve of Russia Day last month — the holiday that since the demise of the old Soviet Union has marked the birth of the new, free Russia — eight men, some armed, swept silently into an upscale apartment building in the heart of Moscow. When the knock came, Ksenia Sobchak, a 30-year-old native of St. Petersburg who many believe is Vladimir Putin’s goddaughter (she says she isn’t), answered the door in a negligee. If you read the tabloids, whether in Moscow or London, Sobchak is “the Paris Hilton of...
  • Obamacare Information NOT mentioned - Is this information correct?

    07/06/2012 9:55:53 AM PDT · by 56newblog · 21 replies
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    Subject: YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY RATE IN 2014 - OBAMACARE. Look clearly at the 2014 rate compared to the 2013 rate. For those of you who are on Medicare, read the following. It's short, but important and you probably haven't heard about it in the Mainstream News: "The per person Medicare Insurance Premium will increase from the present monthly Fee of $96.40, rising to: $104.20 in 2012 $120.20 in 2013 And $247.00 in 2014." These are Provisions incorporated in the Obamacare Legislation, purposely delayed so as not to confuse the 2012 Re-Election Freeper's who have read some of the Obamacare HC...
  • Mark Levin goes after David ‘the red’ Axelrod, tells Romney it’s time he pounded back (wild!)

    07/06/2012 9:54:09 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 2 replies
    Mark Levin started his show by reading from an article called “David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack” in the American Spectator which is an extensive profile of Obama’s hatchet man which raises some very interesting details. You can read that one yourself. But what’s happening now and the reason Levin is exposing David ‘the red’ Axelrod is that he is trying to say that Romney is the most secretive candidate ever and the media is following right along with that narrative. Which is why Levin tells the Romney campaign that they are getting their guts beat out of them right now and...
  • Frustrated Megyn Kelly Calls Out Guest Who Refuses to Address Evidence of Obama’s Flip-Flop...

    07/06/2012 9:41:06 AM PDT · by I still care · 16 replies
    Fox News through the Blaze ^ | July 5, 2012 | Megyn Kelly
    Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt claimed on Thursday that the Obama administration never referred to the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate as a “tax” when it argued the bill’s constitutionality before the Supreme Court. However, as we demonstrated in an article published earlier this afternoon, this simply isn’t true. In fact, the claim is so monumentally false, everyone from CNN‘s Soledad O’Brien to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly has called “B.S.” on LaBolt.
  • Greece unable to collect €12.6bn fines due to lack of staff

    07/06/2012 9:40:19 AM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/6/2012 | Andrew Trotman
    The figure amounts to 6.2pc of the debt-stricken country's GDP, Ekathimerini reported, citing data posted on the website of the Finance Ministry’s General Secretariat of Information Systems. The report comes as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras today presents his economic plans for a country mired in a fifth year of recession despite two international bailouts and a raft of reforms. As Greece struggles with an unemployment rate of 22.6pc, the country's tax collection mechanism has only managed to take in €630m - 4.77pc of the total €13.2bn fines - due to being understaffed and the absence of electronic applications. The court...
  • Romney on jobs: This kick in the gut has to end; Update: Video, transcript added

    07/06/2012 9:38:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 6, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Mitt Romney addressed the press 90 minutes after the BLS released the June jobs report, and hammered Barack Obama for his economic policies and ObamaCare. “This kick in the gut has to end,” Romney told the press, and during a question-and-answer period put a large amount of the blame on ObamaCare. “When three-quarters of small businesses say that ObamaCare is keeping them from hiring,” Romney replied, “it shows that President Obama has put his liberal agenda ahead of job creation.” We’ll add the transcript and the video as soon as they’re available, but the “kick in the gut” line is...
  • Coked-Up 14-Year-Old Found Emaciated in Flaming Deerfield Beach Mobile Home

    07/06/2012 9:38:08 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 11 replies
    Broward-Palm Beach New Times ^ | July 6, 2012 | Rich Abdill
    Quick parenting note: If your malnourished 14-year-old son does tons of drugs, don't let your trailer catch fire. The cops will find out about it, and get, like, so mad. That's what happened Tuesday, when 47-year-old Darin MacDannald was arrested in Deerfield Beach on child cruelty charges. Police say his son, who weighed 85 pounds, was examined at Coral Springs Medical Center and found to have "unexplained red blotches" on his legs and "had pinpointed pupils and was ... under the influence of some type of drug or drugs. A drug screen of [his] blood and urine tested positive for...
  • 'Disappointing' jobs report comes in below expectations -- again

    07/06/2012 9:35:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7/6/12 | Christopher Rugaber - ap
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the recession ended. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the Labor Department said in its report Friday. The economy added an average of just 75,000 jobs a month in the April-June quarter. That's one-third of the 226,000 a month created in the first quarter. For the first six months of the year, U.S. employers added an average of 150,000 jobs a month. That's fewer than the 161,000 a month for the...
  • Al-Qaeda's Norwegian 'was Left-Wing Radical'

    07/06/2012 9:35:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 05 Jul 2012
    A Norwegian jihadist thought to have received Al-Qaeda training in Yemen was previously a left-wing radical who refused to believe that Osama Bin Laden’s network carried out the September 11th terrorist attacks, a newspaper said.The 33-year-old Norwegian now being hunted by a slew of international intelligence agencies associated in his youth with Oslo’s far-left Blitz movement, newspaper Dagbladet reports. Despite his one-time radical credentials, he later worked as a child minder at a daycare centre in Oslo, the city where he was born and raised, and did not have a history of violence, the paper said. He eventually became a...
  • Talking Anderson Cooper's coming out on CNN's Reliable Sources this Sunday

    07/06/2012 9:30:23 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 22 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 6, 2012 | Eric Deggans
    Regular blog readers may have noticed a dearth of posts this week; I've been on vacation and decided after Tuesday morning I didn't have the energy to post anything while I was out of the office. But I've broken my slight break for important news: I'll be on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday to talk on CNN anchor Anderson Cooper's coming out with two other journalists, former Philadelphia Inquirer TV writer Gail Shister and Michangelo Signorile of Huffington Post's Gay Voices page. A lot of folks have been saying Cooper's coming out is no big deal, and I expect we'll talk...
  • Penalty = Taxes therefore Taxes = Penalty... what does the tax amendment say?

    07/06/2012 9:23:00 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 23 replies
    7/6/12 | Me
    Ok, so the road we are traveling is being paid for by penalty charges to all of us for living and using the roadway... Big Government argues, " No its a tax, not a penalty". So why does it feel like a penalty? You smoke so you pay a big penalty every time you buy tobacco... they say they want to change your behavior, so they are going to penalize you, and of course they will put your penalty payment to good use, pay for medical expenses for the damages that your behavior begets, but also, to pay Big Law,...
  • Get Over It! We Are Not All Created Equal

    07/06/2012 9:22:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Marine Corps Gazette ^ | July 3, 2012 | Capt. Katie Petronio
    The Marine Corps Times recently published a handful of articles in regard to opening Infantry Officer Course (IOC) to females and the possibility of integrating women into the infantry community. In mid-April the Commandant directed the “integration” of the first wave of female officers into IOC this summer following completion of The Basic School (TBS). This action may or may not pave the way for female Marines to serve in the infantry as the results remain to be seen. However, before the Marine Corps moves forward with this concept, should we not ask the hard questions and gain opinions of...
  • Caption Barry

    07/06/2012 9:19:33 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 50 replies
  • Air France Flight 447 Crash 'Didn't Have to Happen,' Expert Says

    07/06/2012 9:19:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 5, 2012 | Matt Hosford, Lauren Effron and Nikki Batiste
    The Air France Flight 447 crash, considered one of the worst aviation disasters in history, could have been avoided, a top-ranking aviation safety expert said. "Absolutely, this accident didn't have to happen," said William Voss, the president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation. BEA, the French government's official accident investigators, conducted a three-year investigation into the crash, which killed all 228 people on board, including one married couple from Louisiana, when the Airbus A330 slammed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil in 2009. In the agency's final report, which was released today, investigators determined that a...
  • Government of the People?

    07/06/2012 9:17:57 AM PDT · by morethanright · 6 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-06 07:52:26 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. CurmudgeonAre you upside-down on your mortgage? Would you like to refinance at a lower, more affordable rate? It's too bad you're not a congressman or a high-level federal bureaucrat.A just released report by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee shows that the now defunct Countrywide Financial Corp., the mortgage underwriter that turned subprime lending into a ticking time bomb, created a "VIP loan unit" to provide "hundreds of loans to current and former Members of Congress, congressional staff, high ranking government officials and executives and employees of Fannie Mae ... VIPs who worked at Fannie Mae enjoyed...
  • The United Kingdom Is Doomed by a Perniciously Wimpy Form of Political Correctness

    07/06/2012 9:10:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Normally, I get pessimistic about the future when I think about wasteful spending programs that will drive almost all developed nations into bankruptcy. And America is on that list, by the way, because of our poorly designed entitlement programs. But sometimes my despair is the result of idiotic political correctness and bone-headed bureaucracy. And for some reason, as shown by these examples, the United Kingdom seems to have a disproportionate share of morons who want to impose bad policy on their fellow citizens. A job-placement center got in trouble for discriminating against incompetent people by seeking “reliable” and “hard-working” candidates.A...
  • OKC Rally for Healthcare Independence

    07/06/2012 9:06:12 AM PDT · by DaveinOK54 · 4 replies
    tulsa912project ^ | Now | Staff
    Rally for Healthcare Independence Saturday, July 7th, 9am to 11am Oklahoma State Capitol South Steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105 Just a heads up for all us Okie's. I hope this will be the first of many.
  • Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney 46%, Obama 44%)

    07/06/2012 9:05:21 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 54 replies
    rasmussenreports.com ^ | July 06, 2012 | Staff
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting 46% of the vote, while President Obama earns 44%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. Romney has a six-point advantage among unaffiliated voters. He also picks up 20% of the vote from White Democrats.
  • 47% Consider Obama’s Political Views Extreme, 31% Say Same of Romney

    07/06/2012 9:02:39 AM PDT · by HamiltonJay · 12 replies
    A bare majority of voters still considers Mitt Romney in the political mainstream, while the number who think President Obama’s views are extreme has edged up for the second month in a row. (EXCERP)
  • Washington's Finest Moment

    07/06/2012 9:02:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    For all the talk of incivility in the Nation's capital, the last week has restored my faith in the basic decency of the people who live there. Although the storm that hit Washington and the surrounding area June 29 has not received as much national attention as hurricanes, tornados, and other natural disasters usually do, the human toll has been high. In the Washington metro area alone, five people died in the storm and more than 20 have died subsequently from the heat, as hundreds of thousands suffered days without electrical power. But through it all, most people have behaved...
  • ‘Rightful Heir’ to British Throne Dies

    07/06/2012 8:59:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Time ^ | July 6, 2012 | Terri Pous
    Mike Hastings, an Australian forklift driver often called the “rightful heir” to the British throne, died June 30 in Jerilderie, Australia.
  • Mississippi hometown marks half century post-Faulkner

    07/06/2012 8:57:30 AM PDT · by Borges · 7 replies
    Miami Herald - AP ^ | 7/6/12 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    Five decades after his death, William Faulkner still draws literary pilgrims to his Mississippi hometown, the “little postage stamp of native soil” he made famous through his novels. Oxford inspired the fictional town of Jefferson that was a frequent setting for his stories, and it’s commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Nobel laureate’s death Friday with several events that include a tag-team reading of his novel, The Reivers, beginning about daybreak. Roughly 25,000 people a year visit Faulkner’s antebellum home, Rowan Oak, which is now owned by the University of Mississippi. The author’s meticulous handwriting appears on the walls of...
  • July 9th, FBI Pulls Plug on Infected PC's (link to self-check)

    07/06/2012 8:49:36 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 31 replies
    PRWeb ^ | July 6, 2012 | Unknown
    On Monday, July 9th, the FBI will pull the plug on internet access to hundreds of thousands of computers infected with a malware Trojan known as DNSChanger. Even if your computer is clean, companies that have compromised systems in their network will be taken offline, hindering their ability to do business and possibly breaking their websites, in what many are referring to as “Internet Doomsday.”
  • WH: at least the economy is still growing

    07/06/2012 8:49:21 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/6/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The White House took an optimistic view of the June jobs report on Friday, saying that overall unemployment is down nearly one percentage point over the past year. "The economy has now added private sector jobs for 28 straight months, for a total of 4.4 million payroll jobs during that period," Alan Krueger, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, wrote in a statement. "Employment is growing but it is not growing fast enough given the jobs deficit caused by the deep recession." The jobs report showed the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent in June, while the economy added 80,000...
  • To Fix Health Care System, Put Consumers in Charge

    07/06/2012 8:46:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Democrats were riding high in the polls in 2006 and 2008, and one of their big issues was health care. Then, after passing the president's health care law, the politics shifted, and the issue helped sweep the GOP to victory in the 2010 midterm elections. A few months later, Republicans had a 14-point advantage in terms of voter trust on the health care issue. Then, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan introduced his health care plan, and the lead disappeared. Neither party has an advantage on the issue now. President Obama's plan is unpopular, and most want to see it repealed. Ryan's...
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Eightieth Week in Office

    07/06/2012 8:45:35 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 7/6/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's One Hundred and Eightieth Week in Office7/5/12 Attaaaaaack WaaaaatchPresident Obama Advised Patrons to Turn Off Fox News in Ohio PubValerie Jarrett: Obama Rhetoric Not Responsible For Class Warfare, Fox News IsAxelrod to ABC News: Romney 'Most Secretive Candidate' Since NixonAnn Romney: Obama's whole campaign strategy is "let's kill this guy"Gunrunner-GateAdministration Attack JournOlist Katherine Eban attempts to run "hit-piece" on one of the bloggers who broke Gunwalker scandalObamanomicsObama Criticizes Romney for Supporting Structured Auto Bankruptcy that Administration AdoptedCalifornia Cities Consider Seizing Mortgages Service Industries in U.S. Grew Less Than Forecast in JuneObama: Election will decide nation's economic fateVan Jones...
  • Mark Levin goes after David 'the red' Axelrod (video at link)

    07/06/2012 8:44:27 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 20 replies
    Axelrod has no problem going Birther against Romney Mark Levin started his show by reading from an article called “David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack” in the American Spectator which is an extensive profile of Obama’s hatchet man which raises some very interesting details. You can read that one yourself. But what’s happening now and the reason Levin is exposing David ‘the red’ Axelrod is that he is trying to say that Romney is the most secretive candidate ever and the media is following right along with that narrative. Which is why Levin tells the Romney campaign that they are getting their...
  • New Friction Grows Between Romney, Conservatives over Obamacare

    07/06/2012 8:44:15 AM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 05 Jul 2012 07:54 PM
    For months, Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign was a picture of discipline, charting a relatively steady course for the former Massachusetts governor through a bitterly contested primary season. In recent weeks, however, Romney's tight ship has not looked so tight. Romney's missteps on issues such as immigration and healthcare - and images of him on a jet ski during a vacation at his New Hampshire estate this week - have exasperated some supporters who are calling for a shake-up of his staff and worrying he could bungle Republicans' chances of ousting Democratic President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 election....
  • Black Unemployment Increases From 13.6% to 14.4%

    The long, sad faces you’re seeing from our corrupt media have nothing to do with the bad news the unemployed received this morning (my wife among them). Nope, the media is sad for Barack Obama because job creation in June was way below expectations and the overall trend is downward. Thanks to Obama's failed policies, this great big beautiful country of ours created only 80,000 jobs last month, way below estimates that ranged in the 100,000 mark, some as high as over 150,000. Hit hardest were the unemployed in the black community, where the unemployment rate increased from 13.6% in...
  • Honor Code (How schools are failing boys)

    07/06/2012 8:38:17 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 5, 2012 | David Brooks
    Henry V is one of Shakespeare’s most appealing characters. He was rambunctious when young and courageous when older. But suppose Henry went to an American school. By about the third week of nursery school, Henry’s teacher would be sending notes home saying that Henry “had another hard day today.” He was disruptive during circle time. By midyear, there’d be sly little hints dropped that maybe Henry’s parents should think about medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many of the other boys are on it, and they find school much easier. ... Far from all, but many of the people who...
  • Young Americans, Faithless and Fatherless

    07/06/2012 8:33:43 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2012 | Michael Brown
    According to a recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, almost one in three Americans under the age of 30 doubt that God exists, while, in contrast, the figure for Americans over the age of 65 is less than one in ten. Could there be a connection between the fatherlessness of this younger generation and their struggles with faith? According to a theory called “the psychology of atheism,” the answer might well be yes. But first, some caveats. 1) There are many reasons why people struggle with the issue of faith, so it would be wrong to think that...
  • Photoplay Diplomacy

    07/06/2012 8:26:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7-6-12 | George H. Wittman
    They say a photo is worth a thousand words. Perhaps presidents Obama and Putin never heard of that expression. It is rare to the point of being unknown when the last time was that two world leaders showed such obvious mutual dislike of each other. ~snip~ It's hard to imagine a discussion over why Russia should allow heavy sanctions to be placed on the Assad regime in Syria or similar Russian cooperation over Iranian nuclear weapon development becoming so vitriolic as to create the intensity of distaste and disregard that showed in the faces of Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin...