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  • Outrage!! Catholic Georgetown Chooses Sebelius For Commencement (Petition against this linked)

    05/04/2012 7:45:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 72 replies
    NCRegister.com ^ | May 04, 2012 7:06 PM | Pat Archbold
    Outrage!! Catholic Georgetown Chooses Sebelius For Commencement   by Pat Archbold Friday, May 04, 2012 7:06 PM  I can't believe it. I can, but I can't.One of the leading ostensibly Catholic Universities, Georgetown, has invited the author of the virulently anti-Catholic HHS mandate, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, to be one of its commencement speakers.There is no way to interpret this other than a direct slap and challenge to the USCCB.  Georgetown needs to lose its Catholic certification immediately.  The Cardinal Newman Society reports: In what can only be interpreted as a direct challenge to America’s Catholic bishops, Georgetown University has...
  • FBI: Border Patrol agent assaulted in La Grulla

    05/05/2012 3:30:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 5, 2012 | The Monitor, McAllen, Texas
    LA GRULLA — A Mexican national faces allegations that he repeatedly kicked a Border Patrol agent in the face late Wednesday night. Agents had been tracking a group of suspected illegal immigrants in La Grulla near Leopoldo Longoria and La Grulla streets about 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint published Friday
  • Whoa There! Some Greenland Glaciers Slowing Down

    05/05/2012 3:28:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 3 May 2012 | Sid Perkins
    Enlarge Image Slow flow.Satellite observations of glacial flow in Greenland reveal that many of the island's glaciers have slowed in recent years, a sign that ice loss during the 21st century could be less dire than in the worst-case scenarios. Credit: Science/AAAS For lumbering hunks of ice, glaciers have a surprising amount of personality. A new study reveals that not all of Greenland's glaciers behave alike, with some slowing their advance seaward in recent years, whereas others have surged in their forward march. Sea levels will continue to rise during the 21st century, as many studies have predicted, but...
  • United Methodist Church affirms homosexuality ‘incompatible with Christian teaching’

    05/05/2012 3:26:01 PM PDT · by fwdude · 82 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 05/05/12 | Ben Johnson
    AMPA, FLORIDA, May 7, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Members of the nation’s largest mainline Protestant church voted to maintain the doctrine that homosexual actions were “incompatible with Christian teaching” on Thursday. The United Methodist Church voted down two proposals to water down its stance on homosexuality on Thursday. One proposal called homosexuals “people of sacred worth” and acknowledged differing viewpoints on the issue, while another said humans did not know enough about human sexuality to prefer one lifestyle over another.
  • William Jefferson (11-time RAT FELON-La) settles in to federal prison in Beaumont, Texas

    05/05/2012 3:14:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NOLA ^ | 5/05/12 | Bruce Alpert
    William Jefferson settles in to federal prison in Beaumont, TexasBy Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune Published: Saturday, May 05, 2012, 9:00 AM Former Democratic Rep. William Jefferson reported Friday to the low-security federal prison in Beaumont, Texas, to begin serving a 13-year sentence, the longest ever for a congressional member. Jefferson, 65, arrived about 40 minutes ahead of the noon deadline set by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III who presided over Jefferson's 2009 trial for corruption and bribery. **SNIP** His downfall began when a disgruntled investor went to the FBI in 2005, expressing concerns that she was being defrauded...
  • President Obama Hits Romney Directly at First Re-Election Rally [Says No Going "Backwards"]

    05/05/2012 3:11:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 05, 2012
    May 5, 2012 President Obama Hits Romney Directly at First Re-Election Rally COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Obama kicked off his re-election campaign rally today before a sea of Ohioans holding blue “Forward” signs at The Ohio State University. Standing casually in shirtsleeves, the president for the first time drew direct contrasts between himself and the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, by name. “Governor Romney is a patriotic American who’s raised a wonderful family” and has “much to be proud of” with his business successes, Obama said. “But I think he has drawn the wrong lessons from those experiences.” “Somehow he...
  • Obama plunges into campaign, tears into Romney

    05/05/2012 3:01:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Google News/AP ^ | May 4, 2012 | DAVID ESPO, AP
    Plunging into his campaign for a new term, President Barack Obama tore into Mitt Romney on Saturday as a willing and eager "rubber stamp" for conservative Republicans in Congress and an agenda to cut taxes for the rich, reduce spending on education and Medicare and enhance power that big banks and insurers hold over consumers. Romney has staked his candidacy on an understanding of the economy, developed through a successful career as a businessman, and his promise to enact policies that stimulate job creation. But Obama said his rival was merely doing the bidding of the conservative powerbrokers in Congress...
  • Jordanians Protest, Call to End Peace with Israel

    05/05/2012 2:11:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/512 | Elad Benari
    Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets on Friday demanding an end to the country‘s 18-year-old peace treaty with Israel. According to a report by the dpa news agency, in a series of nationwide protests, demonstrators urged Amman to cut ties with the Jewish State. The protesters burned Israeli flags and chanted “death, death to Israel”, the report said. The protests took place in seven cities across the country, and the protesters urged authorities to expel the Israeli ambassador from Amman, chanting “no to a Zionist embassy on our land.” Protest organizers, including the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood and youth movements,...
  • What a coincidence! Breitbart's coroner dead from arsenic poisoning?

    05/05/2012 1:43:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    RT ^ | 05/03/2012
    The unexpected death of conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart just got a whole lot more mysterious. Only two months after Breitbart’s passing, the coroner that investigated the cause of death may have succumbed to arsenic poisoning. Michael Cormier, 61, passed away on April 20, the Los Angeles Times reports this week. Although Cormier’s death is only being publicized now, the timing of actual passing actually came within hours of the release of the preliminary autopsy report of Breitbart. Commenting to the Times on the latest news, Lt. Alan Hamilton of the Los Angeles Police Department says that investigators have not ruled...
  • Glow Ammo Cold Tracers: Non-Incendiary Ammo with Much Training and Tactical Potential (VIDEO)

    05/05/2012 1:38:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    guns.com ^ | 3 May, 2012 | Max Slowik
    Glow Ammo is a new company that makes cold tracers. Cold tracers are small disks that can be pressed against the base of a bullet and after being shot, emit light. The cold tracers don't use phosphorus or other incendiary substances to emit light, they use a triboluminescent light source. Triboluminescent candyTriboluminescence is a poorly-understood phenomena, but not uncommon just the same. Triboluminescence is the phenomena you see when you peel some kinds of tape off a roll quickly, or when you chomp on a Wint-O-Green Life Saver, you know, in the closet. With someone, hopefully. Anyway, it's caused by...
  • Solar-powered catamaran completes record-setting circumnavigation

    05/05/2012 1:31:59 PM PDT · by shove_it · 35 replies
    Yahoo/GrindTV ^ | 4 May 2012 | Pete Thomas
    Turanor PlanetSolar, a futuristic-looking 100-foot catamaran, on Friday became the first vessel to have circumnavigated the planet exclusively on power generated by the sun. The voyage, which began and ended in Monaco, lasted 19-plus months and included layovers in 28 countries, which were designed to promote the importance of solar energy. [...] The boat, which was built in Germany for about $10 million, is 25 feet high and has a 50-foot beam (width), and wave-piercing pontoons. It's constructed largely of lightweight carbon fiber and powered by four electric motors that deliver silent, clean propulsion. [...]
  • Olmert: ‘Right-Wing Americans’ to Blame for Peace Failure

    05/05/2012 1:19:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has accused right-wing Americans of being responsible for the lack of peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Wealthy Americans ousted him from power and derailed negotiations, he told CNN. Olmert said he was committed to reaching peace, “But I had to fight against superior powers, including millions and millions of dollars that were transferred from this country [the United States] by figures which were from the extreme right wing that were aimed to topple me as prime minister of Israel.” Olmert left office amidst accusations of corruption involving several different affairs. His bureau chief...
  • CBS intentionally violated posted gun show rules in phony undercover stunt

    05/05/2012 1:06:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 May, 2012 | David Codrea
    “‘Bullet Button’ Used To Get Around California Gun Laws,” CBS 5 San Francisco reported Tuesday. “CBS 5 went undercover to a recent gun show at the Cow Palace in Daly City and found ‘California legal’ assault rifles throughout,” they claim. It’s a non-story, really, as their undercover team found nothing illegal—they weren’t even looking for that—or that couldn’t have been obtained openly. The entire purpose of the “investigation” appears to be to gin up public frenzy about a legal device that allows for changing magazines on semi-automatic firearms that comply with California’s specific model and cosmetic features bans. “I've emailed...
  • The bone-shattering truth: U.S. football is doomed

    05/05/2012 1:03:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 152 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 04, 2012 | John Kass
    With the apparent suicide of NFL great Junior Seau, who played 20 years in the world's most violently glamorous sport, American football is dying. It's about time. The nationally televised gambling and meat-rendering factory cannot survive without new players. And the parents of future players are asking themselves this: Is football worth it for my child?
  • Resisting the threat of fanatical Islam

    05/05/2012 12:30:35 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4 | Geert Wilders
    As I write these lines, there are police bodyguards at the door. No visitor can enter my office without passing through several security checks and metal detectors. I have been marked for death. I am forced to live in a heavily protected safe house. Every morning, I am driven to my office in the Dutch Parliament building in an armored car with sirens and flashing blue lights. When I go out, I am surrounded, as I have been for the past seven years, by plainclothes police officers. When I speak in public, I wear a bulletproof jacket. Who am I?...
  • US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations

    05/05/2012 12:22:32 PM PDT · by tom h · 53 replies
    Guardian.com ^ | Friday 4 May 2012 | Chris McGreal
    UN's correspondent on indigenous peoples urges government to act to combat 'racial discrimination' felt by Native AmericansA United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination. James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said no member of the US Congress would meet him as he investigated the part played by the government in the considerable difficulties faced by Indian tribes. Anaya said that in nearly two weeks of visiting Indian...
  • May 19 Veterans Parade and Resource Center Richmond VA

    05/05/2012 11:59:16 AM PDT · by concretebob · 14 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1 May 2012 | Unknown
    The politics of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars is not the issue here. This is about thanking the men and women who have seen two, three or four deployments to faraway places. It’s an opportunity to show our appreciation to folks who have missed Christmases and weddings and even the births of their children so that our families can sleep safely at night.
  • GDEB Delivers USS Mississippi to US Navy 363 Days Ahead

    05/05/2012 11:56:47 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    Naval Today ^ | May 3, 2012 | Naval Today Staff
    General Dynamics Electric Boat yesterday delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) to the U.S. Navy 363 days ahead of contract schedule and more than $60 million below target cost. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics . John Holmander, vice president and Virginia program manager for General Dynamics Electric Boat, noted that Mississippi was at the most combat-ready state of any Virginia-class submarine at delivery. He credited the Navy, the shipbuilders and the supplier base for achieving significant shipbuilding benchmarks with the delivery of Mississippi. Mississippi is the ninth ship of the Virginia Class, the most...
  • Our debt mess (Obama's manipulation of Jobs Stats)

    05/05/2012 11:54:16 AM PDT · by radar101 · 3 replies
    The Register-Citizen ^ | May 04, 2012 | EDITORIAL
    The wreckage created by the disastrous Obama economy has taken many forms. One of the most alarming is the move from long term unemployed to permanent Social Security Disability benefits. As a way of surviving many long term unemployed have signed up for SSI benefits which tend to become life long subsistence. A shocking report by Investors Business Daily reports that in April alone more than 225,000 workers applied for Social Security disability benefits, and nearly 90,000 were enrolled, according to new data from the Social Security Administration. Top economists note that the shrinking labor force has masked the true...
  • Number of Americans working or looking for jobs falls to 30-year-low

    05/05/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT · by safetysign · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 05/04/2012 | Toby Harnden
    The percentage of Americans working or looking for work has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years, according to gloomy economic figures that are a major blow to President Barack Obama’s hopes of re-election. This stark ‘participation’ figure of the proportion of Americans in work will underline the sense of continued crisis at a time when the views of voters on the economy are crystallising.