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  • Global-Warming Guacamole

    04/26/2015 4:41:04 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 1 replies
    NRO ^ | 24 Apr 2015 | Kevin Williamson
    That California’s catastrophic drought is a result of global warming has become a commonplace of contemporary political rhetoric. That truism isn’t true: Most scientific accounts of California’s current dry spell link recent low precipitation to naturally occurring atmospheric cycles, not to global warming. Indeed, most of the global-warming models relied upon by those advocating more-invasive environmental policies predict that warming would leave California with wetter winters — winter precipitation being critical to the snowpack-dependent state — rather than the drier winters at the root of the state’s current water crisis. What some studies do suggest is that warmer temperatures make...
  • The Thought Police and the Swastika

    04/26/2015 4:29:36 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    NRO ^ | 25 Apr 2015 | Kevin Williamson
    When tyranny arrives on these shores, it isn’t going to start off looking like something out of George Orwell — it’s going to look a lot like college, which is why the sort of people who twice made Barack Obama president of these United States will welcome it. George Washington University (“the Harvard of safety schools,” as alumnus Dan Foster calls it) has a swastika problem. This goes back a ways. In 2007, a Jewish student, Sarah Marshak, reported that her dorm-room door had been defaced with swastikas, and she complained that the university was doing too little to investigate....
  • VIDEO: RT Producer Robbed On Camera While Filming Baltimore Riots

    04/26/2015 3:47:06 AM PDT · by absentee · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/26/15 | Caleb Howe
    A producer for Ruptly, a video news service run by RT (formerly Russia Today), was robbed on camera while filming the violent protests in Baltimore overnight. The dramatic video shows the female victim first surrounded and harassed by a group of youths, who rapidly grow bolder reaching out at her, all the while hurling a stream of vulgarity and ranting about the police. She is then clearly physically attacked by the group. As the video stabilizes you see that the producer is chasing the thieves down the street trying to retrieve her stolen bag before the intervention of the...
  • On the Stump, Jeb Bush Seeks to Keep Calm, Carry On (Walker hater hearts Jeb)

    04/26/2015 3:47:03 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    usnews.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | David Catanese
    Jeb Bush drifted into the room to a smattering of claps compelled by his aides – sporadic applause that quickly evaporated into the ether once he paused for an autograph. (SNIP) After his remarks, 24-year-old Eddie Failor approached Bush to commend him for hanging tough on immigration reform, another issue that’s raised the ire of conservatives. “Unlike some candidates recently in the news, he hasn’t backed down from what he believes on the issue,” Failor told U.S. News after his exchange, declining to name names.
  • As usual, ribbing is the main entree at correspondents' dinner

    04/26/2015 3:36:29 AM PDT · by equaviator · 6 replies
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama took a few humorous shots at the 2016 presidential field and at the news media — and a few at his own image — in his annual comic turn at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. "I am determined to make the most of every moment I have left" of his second term, the president quipped in a line that drew laughter and a few startled reactions. "My advisers asked, 'Mr. President, do you have a bucket list. And I said, 'Well, I have something that rhymes with bucket list.' " The annual celebrity-politico meet-up...
  • USCG: one boater rescued, four remain missing in Mobile Bay [regatta capizes by weather]

    04/26/2015 1:23:48 AM PDT · by topher · 1 replies
    Fox News TV 10 Mobile ^ | Posted: Apr 25, 2015 7:25 PM CST | By Liz Kuy, FOX10 Digital Executive Producer
    MOBILE, AL (WALA) - One boater was rescued, but four were still missing as the United States Coast Guard searched the waters of Mobile Bay after sailing vessels participating in a Dauphin Island sailing regatta capsized during a storm. The Coast Guard Sector Mobile received the report at approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday that the regatta was struck by severe weather causing multiple vessels to capsize and leaving multiple people on the water. The United States Coast Guard said 200 people were on 119 boats during the 57th annual iteration of the Dauphin Island Race.
  • KATHMANDU REGION HIT WITH MAGNITUDE 6.7 AFTERSHOCK

    04/26/2015 1:03:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2015-04-26 | Fox News
    - BREAKING NEWS - KATHMANDU REGION HIT WITH MAGNITUDE 6.7 AFTERSHOCK [No further details, yet.]
  • Baltimore Erupts into Wild Violence and Chaos

    04/26/2015 12:40:21 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Breitbart
    BALTIMORE, Maryland — Racial protests supposed to be peaceful quickly turned into violent riots on Saturday evening, closing down the city of Baltimore for some time—and creating a panic for thousands of people as just 50 miles away elites in Washington partied with President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Personally, I wasn’t supposed to be on the job tonight as a reporter. After a long news week and as several of my contemporaries lived high on the hog down in D.C. at the so-called “Nerd Prom,” me and my brother left D.C. to go see our Boston...
  • Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report

    04/25/2015 11:11:23 PM PDT · by shove_it · 10 replies
    LATimes ^ | 25 Apr 2015 | BATSHEVA SOBELMAN
    Israeli warplanes struck military targets in Syria early Saturday, according to media reports that were not confirmed by Israeli or Syrian officials. According to Arab media and pro-opposition sources in Syria, the strikes targeted several bases belonging to Syrian missile brigades in the mountainous Qalamoun region near the Syrian-Lebanese border. The targets reportedly were Syrian army brigades said to keep long-range missiles and other strategic weaponry...
  • Ted Cruz @Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Summit

    04/25/2015 11:03:06 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 2 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | April 25 2016 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz remarks to the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Spring Summit.
  • Education Secretary: Parents Who Opt Out Of Common Core are Racist – “Feds Will Step In” If Opt

    04/25/2015 10:05:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/25/15 | Sundance
    Education Secretary Arnie Duncan is reminding parents in America “that all your children belong to them”. In a not-so-very veiled threat Secretary Duncan states the Federal Government will step in if parents continue to opt their children out of Common Core testing. (Via Doug Ross Journal) Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a veiled threat to the parents and students who choose to opt out of Common Core testing – The Feds “have an obligation to step in.” Federal law, under No Child Left Behind, requires 95 percent of students in a state to take the annual standardized tests in...
  • Beijing eyes bigger arms exports after Pakistan deal, experts say

    04/25/2015 9:54:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 04/26/2015 | Angela Meng and Minnie Chan
    Vows by China and Pakistan to deepen security and defence ties will reinforce Beijing's ambitions to increase its arms exports, which could create unease among some countries in the region, especially India, security experts say. President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to Pakistan last week and met Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, with the sides agreeing to boost their partnership to "all-weather levels". The two nations also decided to step up dialogue between their armed forces, and expand cooperation in defence technology and production. Three weeks before Xi departed for the trip, Sharif approved a US$5 billion deal to...
  • CNN To Viewers: Check Twitter If You Want The News So Bad

    04/25/2015 9:39:09 PM PDT · by absentee · 22 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/25/15 | Caleb Howe
    http://youtu.be/AWpDxX5uDuU Twitter started buzzing just before the President spoke at tonight's White House Correspondents Dinner, claiming that CNN was telling their viewers who wanted the news, particularly about the rioting in Baltimore, that they could totally get that news. From, you know, Twitter. CNN Political Commentator Errol Louis addresses the elephant on the computer screen. "This is always about choices, right? I mean you know, you have to make a decision, what are you gonna do with this two hours of time. And we, you know, CNN made it's decisions, and is sticking to it's plan and so forth," says...
  • U.S. Constitution’s Preamble Upholds Traditional Marriage

    04/25/2015 9:19:07 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies
    http://www.crisismagazine.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | DENNIS BONNETTE
    On April 28, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Obergefell v. Hodges and three other cases, testing the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex “marriage” and state refusals to recognize existing same-sex “marriages.” The outcome may well impose same-sex “marriage” on the entire United States of America, much as Roe v. Wade imposed abortion on demand upon the entire nation in 1973. Such another sweeping “exercise in raw judicial power” (to cite Justice Byron White’s famous dissent in Roe) would be, in large part, based upon claims, rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,...
  • Thirty-six thousand baseball fans penned in Baltimore stadium as Freddie Gray protests turn violent

    04/25/2015 8:40:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 77 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Apr 25th 2015
    Protests to demand answers in the case of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man died in Baltimore Police custody last week, descended into chaos on Saturday night. After a few hours of peaceful demonstrations, scores of rowdy protesters crowded outside Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox in ten innings. Spectators at the game, with a reported attendance of 36,757, were told that they could not leave the baseball stadium until cleared to do so by police, who allowed them to exit shortly after 10pm when the game ended.
  • What Plato Said About Trigger Warnings

    04/25/2015 6:23:00 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04.25.15 | James Poulos
    So the anti-feminist feminist got heckled again by the PC kids. We can disdain them. But instead let’s turn to Plato, who can explain them. Beyond its entertainment value, mockery plays a useful role in a society as riven and weary as ours: it substitutes for understanding. Confronted with incomprehensible public rage, the quickest way to survive is simply to denigrate it from a safe distance. Diving down the rabbit hole, sinking into the morass, seems an act of cultural suicide. But as the deepening of our campus culture crisis should alert us, the strategy is leading to mutually assured...
  • Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims

    04/25/2015 6:10:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns of terrorist recruitment in America. Newspaper op-eds, advertisements and social media posts have highlighted connections between Boston-area mosques and terrorists and suspected terrorists, despite efforts locally to denounce them.
  • ISIS IS PAINTING THE MIDDLE EAST RED WITH THE BLOOD OF CHRISTIANS

    04/25/2015 5:55:43 PM PDT · by kindred · 15 replies
    http://christianpatriots.org ^ | February 18, 2015 | Daniel Crane
    February 18, 2015  Leave a comment Every day now, there are fresh news stories about Christians being slaughtered by ISIS in the Middle East Every day now, there are fresh news stories about Christians being slaughtered by ISIS in the Middle East. So where is the outrage from the White House? Where is the outrage from the Islamic world? If Islam truly was a “religion of peace”, prominent Islamic leaders all over the globe would be loudly condemning ISIS whenever another slaughter of Christians took place. And a White House statement about the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians...
  • Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev's family's trip to US paid for with American tax dollars

    04/25/2015 5:40:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    MyFox Boston ^ | 4/24/15
    The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news. As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25's Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you. Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of the defense team's...
  • SBS reporter Scott McIntyre sparks outrage on twitter with ‘despicable’ Anzac comments

    04/25/2015 5:15:35 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 45 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th April 2015 | Andrew Hamblin
    A HIGH-profile SBS presenter has come under fire for a vicious public attack on Australian Diggers in which he implied that Anzacs were rapists and terrorists. SBS soccer reporter Scott McIntyre’s rant on social media late on Anzac Day has been drawn outrage from Australian leaders, including Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull who labelled his comments “despicable”. “Difficult to think of more offensive or inappropriate comments,” Mr Turnbull tweeted. “Despicable remarks which deserve to be condemned.”
  • Civil Rights Commission Chairman Castro criticizes schools not enrolling undocumented children

    04/25/2015 5:10:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Newsday ^ | 2015-04-25 | JAMES T. MADORE
    A top federal civil rights official criticized school districts Saturday who have been slow to enroll recent waves of undocumented refugee children from Central and South America. Martin R. Castro, chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, took aim at districts such as Hempstead.
  • Google exec among hundreds dead from Nepal earthquake

    04/25/2015 5:03:29 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 85 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 25, 2015 | 6:29pm | Bill Sanderson
    An adventuresome Google executive who once dated TV star Sophia Bush met a harrowing death on Mount Everest in a a series of valanches triggered by Saturday’s giant earthquake. Dan Fredinburg, of San Francisco, was the only American confirmed by Saturday night to have died in the tragedy. He died from head injuries when the avalanche slammed into his base camp, according to family members and a statement from Jagged Globe, the mountaineering company that organized his summit attempt. “Today I, and so many of my loved ones, lost an incredible friend,” said Bush, who starred from 2003 to 2012...
  • Another Texas Republican Took a Swipe at Ted Cruz. See How His Spokeswoman Returned Fire With These

    04/25/2015 4:58:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 25, 2015 | Zach Noble
    The subtweet: It’s how everyone from your neighbors’ kid to Justin Bieber chucks insults and criticism online without directly naming their target.Add Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-Texas) to the list of subtweeters.On Saturday morning, the Hill noted that Cornyn seemed to be lashing out at fellow Texas Republican — and presidential candidate — Sen. Ted Cruz with the tweet below. FYI: Cloture ends debate only. It does not confirm a nominee. Otherwise a subsequent vote on whether to confirm a nominee is meaningless.— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) April 25, 2015 “FYI: Cloture ends debate only,” Cornyn wrote. “It does not confirm a nominee....
  • University Recruits Teens to Abort Their Babies in Name of “Scientific Research”

    04/25/2015 4:52:50 PM PDT · by kindred · 26 replies
    http://christianpatriots.org ^ | April 25, 2015 | KRISTAN HAWKINS
    Oxytocin is that feel good hormone that bonds a child to his or her mother. But never mind that. Researchers in Hawaii are recruiting girls as young as 14 to participate in second trimester abortions, where the preborn baby is 18-24 weeks gestation, in order to test whether or not oxytocin can reduce bleeding in mothers during and after abortion. The study is being conducted by the University of Hawaii and the University of Washington in Seattle – both public universities, which leads to the obvious question: is the government funding this study? A second trimester abortion is at least...
  • Bakers must pay $135,000 for refusing to make cake for gay wedding

    04/25/2015 4:35:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    The owners of an Oregon bakery learned Friday that there is a severe price to pay for following their Christian faith. A judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recommended a lesbian couple should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering after Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to make them a wedding cake. As a result - Aaron and Melissa Klein could lose everything they own — including their home. The Oregonian reports the recommended penalty is not final and could be raised or lowered by State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. The controversy started in 2013...
  • Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say

    04/25/2015 4:28:37 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 35 replies
    New Yoirk Times ^ | APril 25, 2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and DAVID E. SANGE
    WASHINGTON — Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged, according to senior American officials briefed on the investigation.
  • White House Correspondent's Dinner 2015 (Live thread)

    04/25/2015 4:05:35 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 265 replies
    CSPAN.org ^ | April 25, 2015 | C-SPAN
    A Red-carpet of liberals arriving with their correspondent escort.
  • Wealthy Hillary Clinton Lambasting CEOs For High Pay is, Well, Rich (The 2.5 BILLION campaign)

    04/25/2015 3:22:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 04/22/2015 | Victor David Hanson
    --snip-- Back in Arkansas, she once had a Clinton family crony from Tyson Foods invest $1,000 in cattle futures on her behalf. That relatively tiny sum mysteriously exploded into a $100,000 profit. Professional investors suggested that the odds of such unheard of profit-making were 31 trillion to 1. And there was most definitely "something wrong" about the taxes — or lack of them — that Clinton paid on the profits. She failed to report fully her capital gains to the IRS. That lapse earned her some $14,600 in tax penalties and back interest.
  • Ohio University Removes Posters for 'Straight Pride' Week

    04/25/2015 3:15:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2015-04-25 | Associated Press
    Posters promoting a "straight pride" week at a northeast Ohio university were removed this week after student leaders determined that the message went beyond free speech. Youngstown State University student government leaders told WKBN-TV they decided to remove the posters after consulting with university officials. The posters were hung around campus earlier this week. They included profanity and promoted the event as a time to not highlight sexual orientation or differences among students. They encouraged students to "go about your day without telling everyone about how 'different' you are."
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand hopes rape hoaxes shine a spotlight on campus rape epidemic [video]

    04/25/2015 3:09:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 2015-04-25 | Twitchy Staff
    Twitchy yesterday reported on a lawsuit filed against Columbia University by Paul Nungesser, a student who claims the school has sided with the woman who accused him of rape, even though both school and law enforcement authorities rejected the case after interviews and investigation. Since then, Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz has gained publicity in 35 countries by carrying a mattress with her wherever she goes on campus — an art project approved for college credit by visual arts professor Jon Kessler, who referred to the mattress in the Columbia Spectator as the site of Sulkowicz’ rape.Whether the lawsuit determines if this is an example of a...
  • No juniors show up to take SBAC at Seattle high school (common core)

    04/25/2015 3:04:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    http://www.king5.com ^ | april 24, 2015 | elizabeth wiley
    Not a single 11th grade student showed up to take the SBAC test at Nathan Hale High School this week, a Seattle Public Schools spokesperson confirmed. The news that 100% of the 11th graders opted out of the test was first reported on an education blog. State Superintendent Randy Dorn released a statement Friday on the potential "fallout" from students opting out of testing. Dorn said there could be academic and financial consequences for the state of Washington if students don't take the SBAC. "No test is perfect. But the Smarter Balanced tests, with their emphasis on real-world skills, are...
  • Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev's family's trip to US paid for with American tax dollars

    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news. As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25's Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you. Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of...
  • Why the 'safe space' movement is a liberal assault on freedom

    04/25/2015 1:40:00 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    The Week ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    One of the more contentious ideas to recently emerge from the culture war is that of "safe spaces." We are said to be at risk of social dangers. Sometimes these dangers are labeled denialism (in which someone's identity isn't recognized) or triggering speech (speech that sets off traumatic responses in unwitting listeners). The way some students at elite colleges combat these social dangers is to create, or demand the creation of, safe spaces. And just as often, students demand that their entire campus become a safe space. Hence the wrong kind of speech is re-labeled as violence. The space only...
  • Tennessee: Park Carry Legislation Signed into Law

    04/25/2015 1:22:47 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 3 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 24, 2015
    After a hard fought and long awaited result, your NRA-ILA is pleased to report that House Bill 995’s conference committee majority report was signed into law this morning. ~snip~ The report removed the ability for municipalities to opt-out of park carry, thus removing a patchwork of laws throughout the state of Tennessee that could turn law-abiding Tennesseans with handgun carry permits into unintentional criminals.
  • Gov Scott Walker on Hillary Clinton, GOP 2016 candidates (Re: Immigration,Cruz)

    04/25/2015 1:17:45 PM PDT · by VinL · 20 replies
    YouTube- fox News Interview ^ | 4/25/2015 | Fox News -You Tube
    "Gov Scott Walker on Hillary Clinton, GOP 2016 candidates - Breaking News 4/25/2015." Video of Gov. Scott Walker's reply to Sen. Ted Cruz relative to immigration policy starts at about 3:50
  • Michigan Women Missing For Weeks In The Wilderness Survived On Girl Scout Cookies, Police Say

    04/25/2015 12:59:06 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 25, 2015,
    The two Michigan women lost in the wilderness for almost 2 weeks survived on Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs, police say. Leslie Roy, 52, and her sister Lee Marie Wright, 56, were on vacation in a remote part of Michigan when they became stranded by heavy snow on April 11. According to police, the two women rationed food and gas as they tried to stay warm in their SUV. "They survived on eight boxes of girl scout cookies, a bag of cheese puffs," Detective Sgt. Jeff Marker of the Michigan State Police told ABC News.
  • The New Mayor of a Missouri Town Shows Up to Work – Only to Find Police Officers Blocking Her Way

    04/25/2015 12:51:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | april 25, 2015 | jennifer van laar
    Betty McCray, newly-elected mayor of Kinloch, Missouri, showed up at City Hall this week to get to work. But when she arrived, the police wouldn’t let her in the door. The reason why? Those non-existent illegal voters who cast ballots for the candidate. The election, which was held April 7, was hotly contested and the results have been questioned by McCray’s opponents. However, the St. Louis County Board of Elections certified the results and swore McCray in after city officials refused to. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that deputies met her in the parking lot, and she was served with articles of impeachment by...
  • Ted Cruz: Cancel Iran deal and move embassy to Jerusalem

    04/25/2015 12:37:39 PM PDT · by VinL · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/25/2015 | Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz promises a bold shift in U.S. foreign policy if he's elected president that would cancel President Obama's arms deal with Iran and move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. On the eve of remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition, the White House contender laid out bullet points for his approach to the Middle East in an interview with the Washington Examiner that would sharply rebuke Obama's eight years. Cruz's call to get tough with enemies of the United States, especially Tehran, and prioritize relationships with key allies like Israel should go over well with the 800...
  • Will Liquid Mercury Show The Way To King's Tomb In Mysterious City Of Teotihuacan?

    04/25/2015 12:33:02 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 36 replies
    http://www.messagetoeagle.com ^ | 25 April, 2015 | unknown
    MessageToEagle.com - A Mexican archeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury,' according to Reuters' report. In the bowels of Teotihuacan, a mysterious ancient city that was once the largest in the Americas, Sergio Gomez this month found "large quantities" of the silvery metal in a chamber at the end of a sacred tunnel sealed for nearly 1,800 years. "It's something that completely surprised us," Gomez said at the entrance to the tunnel below Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the...
  • A new debate for Georgia Republicans: What’s a party for?

    04/25/2015 12:25:35 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 13 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 4/26/15 | Jim Galloway
    This midlife identity crisis comes at what may be the zenith of Republican influence in the state, courtesy of a race for state GOP chairman. . . . Incumbent John Padgett, the owner of an ambulance company, is seeking re-election to a two-year term. He faces Alex Johnson, a 30-year-old DeKalb County attorney with libertarian leanings. It is something of a rematch. In a final ballot at the 2013 convention, the young Johnson surprised many by receiving 40 percent of the vote — this at a gathering of delegates whose average age is somewhere south of the Mesozoic Era. *****...
  • Peter Schweizer Claims Scalp: Says Bill Clinton Quit Education Company Because of ‘Clinton Cash’

    04/25/2015 12:00:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-25 | Breitbart News
    From Joshua Green and Jennifer Epstein writing at Bloomberg Politics, confirming yet another set of facts from Peter Schweizer’s “Clinton Cash” and showing that Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, lied in claiming government funding for the International Youth Foundation went down when Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State: Former president Bill Clinton stepped down from his position at Laureate International Universities, part of Laureate Education Inc., on Friday. His five-year term as “honorary chancellor,” the company and Clinton’s staff said, had expired. But Peter Schweizer, the conservative author of a forthcoming book examining the Clintons’ financial dealings, suggests a different explanation:...
  • Hillary now raising funds off of … evidence of her corrupt fundraising

    04/25/2015 11:47:11 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 04/24/2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    --SNIP-- Any cheap grifter can make money illicitly, but it takes an expert to make money in two different ways from the same grift. And let’s face it, this is a natural strategy for Hillary: When she’s not talking about strong women and shattering the glass ceiling, she’s hiding behind why-is-everyone-so-mean-to-me victimhood. Those are the two sides of her coming “first woman president” campaign pitch. Begging lefty suckers to fork over money in indignation that this fabulously rich family and its fabulously rich “charity” are being challenged for accepting some fabulously lucrative donations from foreigners at curious times is vintage...
  • CDC Official: We’re Seeing ‘Epidemic of Syphilis’ Among Gay Men

    04/25/2015 11:38:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 90 replies
    CNS ^ | April 23, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official cited an “epidemic” of syphilis among homosexual men during an event Thursday by a lobbying group pushing for an increase in federal funding for sexually transmitted disease prevention from $157 million to $212 million. “We’re also seeing what we are calling pretty much an epidemic of syphilis among men who have sex with men – that really started in the early – 2000, 2002, but we’ve seen a dramatic increase since 2008,” Dr. Gail Bolan, director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, said at a briefing by the National Coalition of STD...
  • Ted Cruz submits constitutional amendment to protect marriage

    04/25/2015 11:11:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2015 | NewsMachete
    Senator Ted Cruz has submitted legislation to create a constitutional amendment to allow states to determine what marriage is, and not federal judges. Days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage, Senator Ted Cruz has filed two bills to protect states that bar gay couples from marrying. Cruz's legislation would establish a constitutional amendment shielding states that define marriage as between one woman and one man from legal action, according to bill language obtained by Bloomberg News. A second bill would bar federal courts from further weighing in on the marriage issue until such an amendment is adopted....
  • Believe it or not, Biden Fever growing as Hillary falters

    04/25/2015 11:08:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s very easy (and fun) to ridicule Joe Biden as a buffoon, but there are more than a few people who take him seriously as an alternative to Hillary Clinton as Democrat nominee.  Biden fever is rising as Hillary herself is getting harder and harder to take as a serious nominee.  Scott McKay argues in the American Spectator: If ever there was an ill-fitting and ill-considered elevator pitch for a political candidate, it’s the narrative of Hillary Clinton as the defender of ordinary Americans. The sales job, which reportedly was the product of months of consideration from the Clinton...
  • Inn hosting terrorist’s clan hit with cancellations, complaints

    04/25/2015 10:41:03 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 38 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 25, 2015 | O'Ryan Johnson, Owen Boss
    Hosting the relatives of convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is proving to be very bad for business, the manager of the Hampton Inn in Revere is finding out as complaints and cancellations pour in. When asked how many people had called to drop their reservations since news broke that six of Tsarnaev’s relatives are staying at the Route 1A hotel while they wait to testify in his blockbuster death penalty trial, general manager Cathy Cucchiello simply said, “Enough.” A half-dozen TV news satellite trucks lined the sidewalk outside the hotel and reporters and cameramen were bunched in a group near the...
  • Video: Bruce Jenner comes out — as a conservative Republican

    04/25/2015 10:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Last night’s interview with Bruce Jenner by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s 20/20 turned out to be very revealing … in a much different way than many thought. By this time, a relentless series of media reports had made it quite clear that Jenner had embraced a transgender identity, at least privately. The big reveal turned out to be that Jenner also identifies as a conservative Republican: When Sawyer asked if Jenner cheered when Obama became the first president to even say the word “transgender” in a State of the Union address, the 65-year-old replied that he “would certainly give...
  • Harris-Perry Guest: Don't Execute Tsarnaev—Could Become Spox for Reconciling with Islam

    04/25/2015 10:26:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the rotten reasons not to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, we'll give the booby prize to the one offered by Paul Raushenbush, a HuffPo religion editor and ordained American Baptist minister. On Melissa Harris-Perry's show today, Raushenbush imagined that in twenty years, Tsarnaev might become "a spokesperson for reconciling Islam with America. We don't know what this life is going to lead to." Anything's possible, but surely Tsarnaev's sentence should not be based on this sort of idle speculation. What made Raushenbush's argument particularly galling was his statement that "the idea of ending any life for any reason is for...
  • Please keep those donations coming in folks. We need your support more than ever! [FReepathon XXV]

    04/25/2015 10:21:08 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 249 replies
    Dear FRiends, Please get your donations in early so we can wrap this baby up within 30 days. We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy...
  • NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times (MASSIVE internal investigation)

    04/25/2015 9:59:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 4/25/15 | Paul Farhi
    A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe. NBC undertook the examination of Williams’ statement after he apologized in early February for saying on “NBC Nightly News” that a military helicopter in which he was traveling at the start of the Iraq War had been damaged by rocket fire. His account was challenged by soldiers who were on the flight, leading to a furor that prompted NBC to suspend Williams for six...