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  • Salehi’s Arak “deal” – cover-up for 1,300 kg enriched uranium smuggled to Parchin for secret upgrade

    04/20/2014 7:04:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Debka file ^ | April 20, 2014, 11:02 AM (IDT)
    Tehran’s trickery and tactics of misdirection were on full show Saturday, April 19, when Iran’s Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi offered “to redesign” the controversial Arak reactor so that it produces one-fifth of the plutonium initially planned and his claim that this concession had “virtually resolved” Iran’s controversy with the West. But the giveaway was his mock-innocent comment: “We still don’t know why they [nuclear watchdog inspectors] want to visit Parchin for a third time…” Debkafile: For three years, Tehran has denied monitors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to this military facility to investigate suspected nuclear explosive...
  • Nevada politicians fan the flames of Bundy-BLM clash

    04/20/2014 11:45:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | April 19, 2014 | By Laura Myers
    By the time Gov. Brian Sandoval criticized the Bureau of Land Management for creating an “atmosphere of intimidation” while rounding up Cliven Bundy’s cattle, the militias were already on their way to Bunkerville, ground zero for what turned into an armed confrontation between gun-toting citizens and federal officers. As governor, Sandoval had every right to weigh in and try to tamp down BLM’s tactics. It worked. Under political pressure and the threat of violence, the agency shut down the weeklong roundup April 12 and released several hundred “trespass cattle” that had roamed the federal public land for 20 years while...
  • Mosque Doubles as Bomb Factory, Until Accident - Taliban Leader Among 5 Dead Rebels in Explosion

    04/20/2014 11:35:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Khamma Oress ^ | Sat Apr 19 2014 | Ghanizada
    Taliban leader among 5 rebels killed in Ghazni mosque explosion A local Taliban commander was among five militants killed following an explosion inside a mosque in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. Local government officials said the militants were killed while they were making an improvised explosive device (IED) to carry out a roadside bomb explosion. Deputy provincial governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said the incident took place on Saturday morning in western party of Ghazni city. Ahmadi further added that the Taliban commander was recognized as Mullah Sadiq who was killed along with four other militants following the explosion. The Taliban...
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Vulnerable Democrats must ‘run their own race’

    04/20/2014 11:12:38 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat, brushed off concerns Sunday over vulnerable Senate Democrats running against the Obama administration, saying that they “have to run their own race.”“What’s the case is that each of these candidates have to run their own race,” Ms. Wasserman Schultz said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “They have to talk about and focus on the issues that are important to their constituents.”By refusing to upbraid the candidates, at least publicly, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, who serves as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, appeared to be giving leeway to Democrats in tight races to disagree publicly...
  • President Reagan’s Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover

    04/20/2014 11:11:52 AM PDT · by Nachum
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 4/20/14 | Dylan
    President Reagan’s Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover on April 2, 1983. Reagan talks about freedom and tyranny. I bet Obama’s on the golf course.
  • Detroit Gunman Points Gun at Driver, Pulls the Trigger Twice

    04/20/2014 10:55:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 20, 2014
    Two brothers were working to restore a Detroit home this week when their lives were suddenly put into extreme danger. The two men and their friend had just pulled up the home’s driveway in their van. That’s when one of the brothers told WBJK-TV a “young black male, about 30s … walked up to the driver’s window.” “[He] had a little grin on his face, little smirk on his face. And he pulled a gun, pointed it right in my face. He pulled the trigger,” the other brother, who was not identified, told the local Fox affiliate. The trigger was pulled twice....
  • Ukrainians Chant “Putin Is a Douche!” at Packed Soccer Stadium (Video)

    04/20/2014 10:53:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Thousands of Ukrainians chanted “Putin is a douche!” (Poo-teen hooy-loh!) at a packed soccer stadium.
  • Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring

    04/20/2014 10:47:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2014 1:42 PM EDT
    John Paul Stevens says he thinks it’s appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire. Here’s what the former justice tells ABC’s “This Week”: “I think certainly it’s natural and an appropriate thing to think about your successor.” …
  • GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

    04/20/2014 10:40:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2014 12:10 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn’t been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade. Republicans back in Washington think they’ve found the right candidate in Monica Wehby, a children’s brain surgeon who’s raised more than $1 million and put her early opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care law at the center of her campaign. […] Wehby faces four other Republicans, most notably state Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, a lawyer who’s promoting his conservative credentials and his experience representing a district that,...
  • Matt Rosendale's shoots down a drone in a Campaign Ad

    04/20/2014 10:26:51 AM PDT · by neal1960 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/16/2014 | Youtube
    Matt Rosendale's shoots down a drone in a Campaign Ad. Link..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJBcBx1XFU4&feature=share
  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    04/20/2014 10:24:03 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/20/2014 | Kevin Begos, Associated Press
    Environmental groups cringe as some trade unions support oil and gas drilling, pipelines PITTSBURGH (AP) -- After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit the drilling process known as fracking."The shale became a lifesaver and a lifeline for a lot of working families," said Dennis Martire, the mid-Atlantic regional manager for the Laborers' International Union,...
  • Bundy supporter OWNS Chris Hayes on MSNBC: 'We will not allow governance by gunpoint, ever'([VIDEO)

    04/20/2014 10:04:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/14 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Nevada assemblywoman Michele Fiore clashed with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes regarding rancher Cliven Bundy’s conflict with the federal government on Friday. As Hayes pressed Fiore about her position on the standoff, she relentlessly criticized the government’s handling of the situation. “Why are you there near the Bundy ranch tonight celebrating?” Hayes asks. “Questioning why the heck the federal government felt the need to come in armed to collect an unpaid bill. I mean, that was pretty bold and blatant,” Fiore said. “I mean, generally when my — when our federal government comes in armed, we’re expecting a bigger problem… We will...
  • 'Apollo's unsung hero' for developing the moon landing strategy in the 1960's dies aged 95

    04/20/2014 9:50:17 AM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 04/19/2014 | AP
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. Houbolt died Tuesday at a nursing home in Scarborough, Maine, from complications from Parkinson's disease, his son-in-law Tucker Withington, of Plymouth, Mass., confirmed Saturday. As NASA describes on its website, while under pressure during the U.S.-Soviet space race, Houbolt was the catalyst in securing U.S. commitment to the science and engineering theory that eventually carried the Apollo crew to the moon and back safely.
  • BLM Whistleblower: Reid Bunkerville and the Military Industrial Complex at Bundy Ranch

    04/20/2014 9:50:01 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 04-2-2014
    BUNDY RANCH | You saw his proof. Now meet BLM Whistleblower Rusty Hill who uncovered the corporations and shady land deals connected to Reid Bunkerville LLC, Zion Bank Corp, and BLM lands surrounding the Bundy properties.
  • Slowest start to tornado season on record...

    04/20/2014 9:38:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 28 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | April 19, 2014 | Marc Morano
    Slowest start to #tornado season on record through 4/17 http://twitpic.com/e1huhr based on inflation adjusted tornado trends. https://twitter.com/wxbrad/status/457374046020440064
  • Former Justice Stevens: Supreme Court Justices Should Consider Politics in Retirement Decisions

    04/20/2014 9:32:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 20, 2014 | By Amy Harder
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Sunday that politics should be a factor in justices’ decisions on when to step down from the nation’s highest bench. “It’s an appropriate thing to think about,” Mr. Stevens said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week.” “If you’re interested in the job and in the kind of work that’s done, you have to have an interest in who’s going to fill your shoes.” Some liberal experts have pressed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who at 81 is the oldest sitting justice on the court and has had health issues, to step down...
  • DNC head: Midterms not about Obama

    04/20/2014 9:29:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    April 20, 2014, 11:51 am DNC head: Midterms not about Obama By Erik Wasson The midterm elections will not be a referendum on President Obama's performance in the White House, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman said Sunday. “No, absolutely not,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told NBC's "Meet the Press." “These elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running.” NBC's David Gregory asked Wasserman Schultz if keeping the Senate and taking back the House are an uphill climb given the president's low poll numbers and the unpopularity of ObamaCare. Forty-nine percent of those polled in the most...
  • Overland Park Rampage Killer Ranted to Rabbi About 'You Jews' (FBI knew weeks earlier?)

    04/20/2014 9:10:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Forward ^ | 4-20-14
    Frazier Glenn Miller Called Hotline To Vent The notorious white supremacist charged with fatally shooting three people outside of Jewish community centers near Kansas City reportedly called a Jewish hotline weeks earlier to rant to a rabbi about “getting rid of every Jew.” Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, was connected to Rabbi Menachem Siegal, director of the United Jewish Communities of Eastern Europe and Asia when he called a hotline on March 30, the New York Post reported. Cross, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, blasted Siegal for raising money for Jews because they “cause all of the problems” and “destroyed...
  • Advocates: Reform can help immigrants fulfill their potential

    04/20/2014 9:04:52 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    recordnet ^ | April 20, 2014 | Dana M. Nichols
    STOCKTON - Immigrants feed California, and divide it. Immigrants and the children of immigrants are among California's most beloved heroes (think astronaut Jose Hernandez, who completed some of his early higher education at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton) and yet are often treated under federal laws as reviled outcasts. Immigration, particularly accelerating waves of immigration from Mexico in recent decades, has shaped California in profound ways, providing the human labor to boost economic growth, defining the way we see our ethnic identities and coloring our political debates. And now, just as Latinos have become the state's largest ethnic group,...
  • Plane Spotted in Iran Is Registered to Utah Bank

    04/20/2014 8:58:49 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 19, 2014
    -excerpt- ...non-U.S. citizens have registered 5,600 planes with the Federal Aviation Administration through trustees, concealing the owners' identities. -excerpt- Just five trustees accounted for 3,283 of the planes registered on behalf of non-U.S. citizens....
  • Easter morning delivery for space station

    04/20/2014 8:58:39 AM PDT · by BlueDragon · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20 2014 | Associated Press
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. The shipment arrived Sunday morning via a Dragon, versus a bunny. "Gentlemen, the Easter Dragon is knocking at the door," NASA's Mission Control said as the capsule was bolted into place. The SpaceX company's cargo ship, Dragon, spent two days chasing the International Space Station following its launch from Cape Canaveral. Astronauts used a robot arm to capture the capsule 260 miles above Egypt. More than 2 tons of food, spacewalking gear and experiments fill the Dragon, including mating fruit flies, a...
  • Update: Facebook ‘Everytown’ pro-gun page taken down

    04/20/2014 8:53:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 4/19/2014 | Dave Workman
    Less than 72 hours after gun rights activists outmaneuvered Michael Bloomberg’s launch of a $50 million “Everytown for Gun Safety” effort by grabbing Facebook presence with that title, the page was taken down sometime late Friday or early Saturday and now people will find a Bloomberg site, but with angry comments posted by pro-gunners. But Facebook did not pull the page, according to Eric Reed, one of those responsible for launching the pro-gun grassroots effort to grab the “Everytown” presence on the social media site. Late Saturday evening, Reed told Examiner via telephone that “The page was not yanked by...
  • Bundy Ranchers Post Photos of Mass BLM Cattle Graves (What ACTUAL Terrorism looks like)

    04/20/2014 8:52:30 AM PDT · by equalator · 85 replies
    Facebook ^ | 4-20-2014 | Bundy Family
    Posted to the official Bundy Ranch Facebook page, the gruesome image shows several dead cattle being removed from a makeshift grave discovered just this weekend.Video from the area also revealed holes in water tanks, a smashed tortoise burrow, as well as destroyed fences and water lines. Separate images taken from an airplane also uncovered hundreds of cattle stuffed into small pens on a BLM compound, prompting the FAA to order a no-fly zone over the area.
  • Los Angeles aims to make Obamacare universal in more than just name

    04/20/2014 8:49:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | April 20, 2014 | by David Dayen
    On a sunny weekday morning just east of downtown Los Angeles, a crowd of about 75 people rallied outside the LA County/USC Medical Center. They toted signs with slogans like “Healthcare is a Human Right” and “Salud Para Todos” (“Health for All”). “How can we say we live in a just and humane society,” said one speaker, “without providing for the sickest and most vulnerable among us?” Los Angeles, with its massive low-income population and largest concentration of immigrants anywhere in the country, may be the epicenter of the continuing uninsured crisis in America. Somewhere around one million county residents...
  • UKRAINE NEWS: BEWARE! Artificial turf ALERT Apri l27th

    On April 27, 2014 in the Palace "Ukraine" in Kyiv is scheduled to conduct a large anti-people scam. The scripted scenario Medvedchuk, prepaid money for this scam in Kiev under the alleged good intentios of meeting of territorial communities with Sham “authorized” representatives of their areas. Three thousand people from different regions who brought protocols that supposedly prove they are authorized representatives of their territories. This event is open to the embassies of different countries including the U.S., the UN and the OSCE. Later announced the name of the event, as the Ukraine Constituent Assembly authorized representatives of local communities,...
  • New Missouri Mayor Totally Understands Why That Kansas City Shooter Hated Jews

    04/20/2014 8:38:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    River Front Times ^ | Apr. 17 2014 | Lindsay Toler
    F. Glenn Miller is charged with a hate crime and suspected of killing three people last weekend at Kansas City Jewish centers. Only a week into his job as the mayor of Marionville, a small town outside of Springfield, Dan Clevenger is already making national headlines. But it's not his town or his elected position attracting a media scrum. It's his friendship with F. Glenn Miller, the KKK leader accused of shooting and killing three at Kansas City Jewish community centers. Turns out, Clevenger commiserates with Miller's bizarre belief that Jews dominate America's political and economic institutions and use their...
  • Jews in Ukraine seeking escape to Israel over letter demanding they 'register'

    04/20/2014 8:32:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-20-14
    Jews in Ukraine seeking escape to Israel over letter demanding they 'register' with pro-Russian forces that was branded fake by a rabbi Jews in eastern Ukraine are so concerned over their safety after last week's alleged anti-Semitic incidents that they are seeking advice on repatriation to Israel, it was claimed today. This follows fears over a leaflet distributed in the city of Donetsk which demanded that people over 16 of Jewish origin should register with the authorities, a sinister development that smacked of the Nazi-era. It has since been branded a fake by the pro-Russian separatists it claims to represent,...
  • Pipeline delay gives boost to Obama's political base

    04/20/2014 8:27:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2014 | BY JEFF MASON AND STEVE HOLLAND
    The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to energize President Barack Obama's liberal-leaning base before fall elections in which Democrats risk losing control of the U.S. Senate. Environmentalists, worried about the project's effect on climate change, have put enormous pressure on the president to reject the pipeline from Canada's oil sands, staging demonstrations outside the White House and protests in states where he travels. A decision to approve it now could have prompted that vocal group, which was instrumental in electing Obama in 2008 and 2012, to sit...
  • 10 Surprising History Facts That Will Warp Your Sense of Time

    04/20/2014 8:27:09 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 58 replies
    1. Cleopatra lived closer in time to the moon landing than the construction of the pyramids.
  • CRIMEA: leader Mustafa Cemil of the Crimean Tatar people returns (VIDEO)

    04/20/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    youtube ^ | 4-20-2014 1 hour ago
    The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Cemil returned first time after the Russian occupation of the Crimea peninsula. On the way he was greeted by supporters. And over the building of Mejlis, Cemil long led, in honor of his return again raised the flag of Ukraine.
  • DPS releases annual Texas Gang Threat Assessment

    04/20/2014 8:06:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Your Houston News ^ | April 19, 2014
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview of gang activity in the state of Texas. Gangs continue to pose a substantial threat to public safety in Texas and are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime in our communities. Many gangs in Texas continue to work with Mexican cartels to smuggle drugs, weapons, people and cash across the border. The relationships between some gangs and cartels have evolved over the past year due in part to volatility and changes in cartel structures...
  • UKRAINE: "God is on our side. And there with God-there is Victory" Patriarch Filaret (VIDEO)

    04/20/2014 8:01:42 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    Gordon Ua ^ | 20 April, 2014 | Patriarchate Filaret
    Head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate Filaret "We celebrate this year the Pascha of Christ in difficult conditions. It reminds some of Calvary. Because people suffer and in the Crimea, people suffer and in the eastern regions of Ukraine," said Filaret. According to the Patriarch, Ukraine sympathize with virtually the entire world. "Because we tolerate aggression on the part of the brotherly Russia. We are told that "we love you", and at the same time hate us and win," said the Patriarch. According to Filaret, Ukraine must recover. "After the resurrection of Golgotha was, is, will be, and...
  • Astronauts to reveal sobering data on asteroid impacts

    04/20/2014 7:56:31 AM PDT · by upchuck · 62 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jason Major
    This Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, three former NASA astronauts will present new evidence that our planet has experienced many more large-scale asteroid impacts over the past decade than previously thought… three to ten times more, in fact. A new visualization of data from a nuclear weapons warning network, to be unveiled by B612 Foundation CEO Ed Lu during the evening event at Seattle's Museum of Flight, shows that "the only thing preventing a catastrophe from a 'city-killer' sized asteroid is blind luck."
  • Cops: 5 dead, 13 others injured in shootings

    04/20/2014 7:51:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 20, 2014 | By Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi
    An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in a home in the South Chicago neighborhood in Saturday and Sunday shootings that left at least two other people dead and 13 more injured. The weekend toll for gun violence in the city includes at least 7 people dead and 22 wounded.
  • CRIMEA NEWS: Ukrainian flag appeared on the Majlis building "alarmed" law enforcement

    04/20/2014 7:33:33 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Obozrevatel ^ | April 19, 2014 , 20:10
    As a member of the Majlis, head of BO "Fund" Crimea "Riza Ševkiev, hung the flag of Ukraine has become today the reason for the visit of the Crimean police: "police officers came to me of the Kiev district of Simferopol (Akmesdžita) and was told that it was a signal that the posted flag of Ukraine." I replied that I personally am a citizen of Ukraine, the building belongs to the public and is not a Government building, and it is not clear why they came to ask me about the flag." The police said the reason for the visit...
  • The One Word Democrats May Not Utter During the Campaign (Nope, it's not "Obamacare")

    04/20/2014 7:21:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/19/2014 | Rick Moran
    The One Word Democrats May Not Utter During the Campaign Posted By Rick Moran On April 19, 2014 @ 11:26 am In Politics | And it’s not “Obamacare.”As important as Obamacare is to the Republicans in the midterm elections, the economy still tops everyone’s list as the number one issue facing the country.Some Democratic political consultants are advising candidates to avoid using the term “recovery” when describing the economy — for obvious reasons. This Fox News poll from January shows that 74% of Americans still think we’re in a recession. Any Democrat uttering the word “recovery” is likely to...
  • What really happened at the Bay of Pigs

    04/20/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 23 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Humberto Fontova
    “We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty!” proclaimed Lynch and Hawkin’s Commander-in-Chief just three months earlier. “They fought like tigers,” writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 53 years ago this week. “But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach.” That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting – and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge,...
  • Thomas Lucente: Everyone should stand with Cliven Bundy

    04/20/2014 7:18:06 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 13 replies
    Lima News ^ | April 18, 2014 | Thomas Lucente
    I stand with Cliven Bundy. And you should too, if you value liberty. Even Ronald Reagan did. “I happen to be one who cheers and supports the Sagebrush Rebellion,” Reagan said in a 1980 campaign speech in Salt Lake City. “Count me in as a rebel.” The standoff with Bundy is nothing, really, but the next chapter in the Sagebrush Rebellion that began in the 1970s and sort of settled down to a mere simmer under Reagan as he rightly tried to privatize some of the federal government's Western land holdings. A coalition of ranchers, sheepherders, miners and other leaders...
  • Congressional Research Service Confirms Decline in Production on Federal Lands Under Obama

    04/20/2014 7:17:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/20/2014 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – U.S. energy production is on the upswing despite a decline in exploration on public lands that critics claim is slowing the nation’s economic progress. A report released this week from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service confirmed that crude oil and natural gas production on leased federal lands and water has waned during President Obama’s administration. Oil production declined 6 percent on federal lands from 2009 to 2013, according to the report, while gas production fell 28 percent. Meanwhile, crude oil production soared 61 percent on nonfederal land and gas production grew 33 percent. It is the production increase...
  • RUSSIAN CONTROLLED CRIMEAN: Russian special services 'create conditions' so Tatars must leave Crimea

    04/20/2014 7:14:22 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 12 replies
    Hromadske TV ^ | Saturday, April 19, 2014
    In the circles of the FSB have thought about the deportation of the Crimean Tatars. On this, citing its own sources in the Russian special services, said a leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Public Jemilev studio. "As we were told supporters deportation, or create conditions that will lead to the fact that the Crimean Tatars from the Crimea go - most', - he said. Chauvinistic expression increased significantly and at the household level in the Crimea. 'For example, these so-called 'Kazak' pytayutsya ask: 'When will you go? After all, you will still be evicted. I would settle in...
  • Bankrupt Illinois Madness: House Committee Wants Taxpayers to Spend $100 M. on Barack Obama Library

    04/20/2014 7:13:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/20/2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Illinois is broke. Its public pension plans are the most troubled in the nation. Illinois passed massive "temporary" tax hikes to fix the pension problem, but that did not make a dent in the problem. Nonetheless, ideas to waste more taxpayer money are always on the table. Here's a recent example. $100 Million for Barack Obama Library Today, the Illinois Policy Institute reports by email ... _________________________________________________________ An Illinois House Committee wants taxpayers to pay $100 million for a Barack Obama library. Somehow, House Speaker Michael Madigan thinks this is an appropriate use of funds despite the state’s more than...
  • GM to invest $12 billion in China and plans more plants

    04/20/2014 6:59:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2014 | by Norihiko Shirouzu
    U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) (GM.N) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it steps up its presence to compete with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market. GM plans to build five more plants in China next year, as part of its efforts to ramp up manufacturing capacity there by 65 percent by 2020, executives said on Sunday. The five plants will be in Wuhan, Chongqing, Jinqiao and Shenyang. Four of those will be vehicle assembly plants, while the fifth one will be an engine...
  • James Dobson, 'Family Talk' Get Obamacare Birth Control Mandate Reprieve

    04/20/2014 6:55:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/19/2014 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR,
    A federal court has blocked enforcement of the Obama administration's abortion pill mandate against Dr. James Dobson and his "Family Talk" radio show in a case that challenges the legality of the requirement that religious employers provide contraceptives to employees. "In America, we don't try to separate what people do from what they believe," Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot said Friday regarding the injunction issued by a federal judge in Colorado in Dobson v. Sebelius. The injunction "shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded by order of the court," the order stated Thursday. "Faith-based organizations should be...
  • UKRAINE: Yenakiyevo separatists disappeared that blocked the city council (weird?)

    04/20/2014 6:40:14 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Pravda-uk ^ | April 20, 2014
    GOOGLE TRANSLATE: April 20 in the Donetsk region of Yenakiyeve building council unknown what happened to all separatists, who blocked the administrative building during the week. As the local edition of "30 days" in the morning on the city council again waving flags of Ukraine and the Donetsk region. During the occupation there were flags of the so-called Republic of Donetsk and Donetsk region . In the same building is unoccupied Executive Committee . Before entering the state institutions, journalists noticed the man who was talking on the phone and did not realize what had happened. "I called Sasha Greeks...
  • Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Officially Resigns

    Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Stephen M. Lukach Jr. officially resigned Thursday, ending a 27-year tenure in his office under the cloud of an investigation into alleged misappropriation of money.
  • V(ictoria) C(ross) hero Cameron Baird's mum and dad remember their fallen son...

    04/20/2014 6:32:41 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 19th April 2014
    KAYE and Doug Baird, the parents of VC hero Cameron Baird, talk for the first time about their son, his extraordinary bravery under fire and how they would give his medals back if they could only see the broad crease of his smile again. IT was a Saturday night less than a year ago when Kaye Baird heard the doorbell ring. She hadn’t been expecting visitors, and husband Doug had already settled on the couch to watch the footy. She can’t recall exactly what she’d been doing - but what happened next is something they will both never forget. Three...
  • UKRAINE: Slavyansk local cleric instrumental father in activity

    04/20/2014 6:24:16 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    According to the information of the resistance, "controlled by extremists, the city Slavyansk finally plunged into chaos and anarchy." Extremists on the roadblocks being taken away from local personal vehicle "for the purposes of the Donetsk Republic', the people running out of cash, began armed criminal showdown." In addition to holding earlier seizures of buildings "green men" (Russian forces) were a group of armed men in uniform black uniform. At this time we do not have membership of these groups. But note that they are not coordinated by the city representatives of GRU HEADQUARTERS ARMED FORCES of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION....
  • This giant 3D printer can build 10 prefab homes in under 24 hours (pics)

    04/20/2014 5:52:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    digitaltrends.com ^ | 4/17/2014 | Drew Prindle
    3D printers are building some pretty amazing stuff lately: working speakers, wooden furniture, prosthetic limbs, and even foods like pizza and pasta — but WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. of Shanghai, China is thinking much, much bigger. Instead of pumping out small plastic parts with a desktop-sized printer, these guys print out prefabricated living structures out of concrete using a massive, building-sized 3D printing machine. Now, to be sure, 3D printing houses isn’t a particularly new thing. Companies have embraced the idea of additive manufacturing since before the term “3D printing” had even entered the popular vernacular. For this reason,...
  • ‘Easter truce’ broken: Five deaths in overnight checkpoint raid in E. Ukraine

    04/20/2014 5:40:11 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 31 replies
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  • Amazing Drone Footage of a Space X Reusable Rocket’s First Test Flight Launch, Land Vertically

    04/20/2014 5:39:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    The Next Web ^ | April 19, 2014 | Roberto Baldwin
    Original Title:Watch: Amazing Drone Footage of a Space X Reusable Rocket’s First Test Flight Make sure to watch this at full screen view. Direct Link:YouTube:F9R First Flight Test|250m This is awesome. The Falcon9 reusable rocket launches and then within minutes lands on its own four feet. Videoed by a drone high above the launch pad meeting up with it to close proximity as the rocket approaches the drone in mid-air. Published on Apr 18, 2014 Video of Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking its first test flight at our rocket development facility. F9R lifts off from a launch mount to a...