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  • Secretary of the Navy Announces DDG 116 to Be Named Thomas Hudner(crashed own jet to save wingman)

    05/11/2012 8:58:22 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 16 replies
    DOD Press Release ^ | May 7, 2012 | Unattributed
    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer (DDG) will be named the USS Thomas Hudner. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., a naval aviator who retired as a captain, received the Medal of Honor from President Harry S. Truman for displaying uncommon valor during an attack on his wingman, the first African American naval aviator to fly in combat, Ensign Jesse L. Brown. During the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War, anti-aircraft fire hit Brown’s aircraft, damaging a fuel line and causing him to crash. After it became clear Brown was seriously...
  • The Ultimate Disorganizing Organization (The FED)

    05/11/2012 8:47:25 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Mises Daily ^ | May 8, 2012 | Peter G. Klein
    The Ultimate Disorganizing Organization by Peter G. Klein on May 8, 2012 [Testimony before US House Committee on Financial Services Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee, May 8, 2012] I specialize in the economic theory of organizations — their nature, emergence, boundaries, internal structure, and governance — a field that is increasingly important in economics and was recognized with the 2009 Nobel Prize awarded to Oliver Williamson and Elinor Ostrom. (Ronald Coase, founder of the field, is also a Nobel laureate.) Much of my recent research concerns the economics of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial character of organizations, both private and...
  • Beach Boys Singer : 'Obama's a Socialist A**hole'

    05/11/2012 8:42:54 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 67 replies
    TMZ ^ | MAY 11, 2012 | TMZ
    <p>Americans will be "f**ked" if Barack Obama gets re-elected ... this according to Beach Boys singer Bruce Johnston.</p>
  • Israel: The Eye of the Storm

    05/11/2012 8:40:14 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    WNS ^ | Publication date: May 7, 2012 | Jill Nelson
    Israel: The Eye of the Storm Jill Nelson (WNS) -- Iran's nuclear ambitions are an international dilemma, but nowhere is the threat more urgent than in neighboring Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that April negotiations in Istanbul gave a "freebie" to Iran of another five weeks — the timeframe until the next round of talks. This only increased speculation about when Israel will decide Iran's nuclear program is too close to the "point of no return" and launch an attack: This summer? Early fall? After the U.S. presidential election in November? No one knows the plans being drafted...
  • UK Reverses Decision On US Fighter Jet Deal

    05/11/2012 8:33:41 AM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    AP ^ | Thu, 05/10/2012 - 9:21am | David Stringer, Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense secretary is ditching proposals to buy a particular type of F-35 Joint StrikeFighter — reverting to an original plan previously criticized by Prime Minister David Cameron. Defense Secretary Philip Hammond told lawmakers Thursday that Britain would no longer purchase F-35c variants of the Lockheed Martin Corp. fighter jet because the cost of modifications to ships needed to accommodate the plane would be about 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion). The jet's design — which does not include vertical take-off and landing — means aircraft carriers would need to be fitted with catapults and arrester gears. Hammond...
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Seventy-Second Week in Office

    05/11/2012 8:30:41 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 5/11/2012 | Nachum
    President Obama's One Hundred and Seventy-Second Week in Office5/10/2012ObamanomicsCoal industry warns proposed EPA rule could force fourth of plants to closeObama: "Sometimes I Forget" About The Recession's SeverityInhofe Introduces Bill To Require EPA Appointees Be Confirmed By Senate: 'They Want To Put People Out Of Business'Obama administration tells California it's time to vote on high-speed railU.S. records first monthly budget surplus since 2008Obama: Europe should have followed U.S. economic leadObama Administration Spending Millions More to Push Americans Toward Alternative-Fuel and Electric Vehicles324,000 Women Dropped Out of Labor Force in Last Two Months--As Number of Women Not in Labor Force Hits...
  • Russian Jet Crash Puts Indonesian Sales In Limbo

    05/11/2012 8:27:39 AM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    AP ^ | Thu, 05/10/2012 - 9:27am | Andi Jatmiko, Associated Press
    CIDAHU, Indonesia (AP) -- The crash of a new, Russian-made jetliner into a jagged, Indonesian volcano during a flight to impress potential buyers threw doubt on dozens of plane sales Thursday just as Moscow seeks a comeback in foreign markets. All 45 people aboard were feared dead. Search and rescue teams trudged and climbed through the mist-shrouded, jungly terrain for nearly 20 hours before reaching the site where the plane roared in at nearly 480 mph (800 kph) on Wednesday, blowing apart and raining debris down a nearly vertical slope. When weather clears, the bodies will have to be hoisted...
  • U.S. Trade Gap Widens At Record Pace

    05/11/2012 8:22:22 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    AP ^ | Thu, 05/10/2012 | Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit rose in March at the fastest rate in 10 months. A rise in consumer goods lifted imports to a record level, outpacing a solid gain in U.S. exports. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the trade gap widened to $51.8 billion in March, up from $45.4 billion in February. Imports rose 5.2 percent to a record $238.6 billion, reflecting more foreign oil, autos, cell phones and clothes. Exports increased nearly 3 percent to $186.8 billion. Sales to Europe reached an all-time high despite the region's debt crisis. Economists caution that export growth, a...
  • Heads up: Jobless benefits end for 230,000 this weekend

    05/11/2012 8:18:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Eight states will cut off long-term jobless benefits this weekend, which comes from an agreement in Washington to dial down the length of benefits from 99 weeks to 79. The move will add more than 230,000 to the numbers of those cut off in 19 other states, bringing the total this year to over 400,000 who have been dropped before the end of the 99-week provision. But Congress isn’t the only driving force behind the change. Thanks to the oddities of the jobs data, the federal formula for jobless funds have shut down the support: Most states provide 26 weeks...
  • Bill blockbuster: O’s an ‘amateur’ (this is good!!)

    05/11/2012 8:18:17 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | Friday, May 11, 2012 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Obama, Bill Clinton said, “doesn’t know how to be president” and is “incompetent.” But Hillary resisted the entreaties, according to two of the guests interviewed for the book. “Why risk everything now?” a skeptical Hillary told her husband, emphasizing that she wanted to leave a legacy as secretary of state. “Because,” Bill replied, his voice rising, “the country needs you!” “The country needs us!” added Bill. He later even joked about the prospect of having two Clinton presidential libraries — about the only time that Hillary cracked a smile. “I want my term [at the State Department] to be an...
  • Mitt Romney focuses on family, not gay marriage, in draft of Liberty speech

    05/11/2012 8:18:07 AM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    Boston.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Matt Viser, Globe Staff
    Washingtion - Mitt Romney focuses on his own family - and not the volatile of gay marriage - in early excerpts of the commencement address he plans to deliver Saturday at the conservative Liberty University.
  • MAURITANIA — Muslims Demand Investigation of Christians

    05/11/2012 8:17:32 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    MAURITANIA — Muslims Demand Investigation of Christians Muslim protesters in Mauritania have called on the government to investigate all Christians in the country, claiming that Christians were involved in the burning of a Quran after Islamic prayers on Friday, April 27. The protesters said other Islamic books were burned on the same day and that many copies of the gospel were distributed, insinuating that Christians had some part in what they consider one of the worst offenses possible. The protesters called on the government to investigate Christians to determine their part in the event and, if found guilty, to punish...
  • Congressional Insiders Agree: Pick Rob Portman (For VP)

    05/11/2012 8:15:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 05/11/2012 | By Shane Goldmacher and Peter Bell
    As Mitt Romney mulls who to pick as vice president, members of Congress in both parties agree that among their colleagues there is no better pick than Ohio Sen. Rob Portman. More than half of Democrats and exactly half of Republicans surveyed in National Journal's Congressional Insiders Poll said that Portman, a first term Republican, would make the best pick, among current members of Congress. Which type of politician would make the best choice for Mitt Romney to tap as vice president?   Democrats (19 votes) Republicans (23 votes) Member of Congress 37% 26% Governor 16% 39% Former officeholder...
  • Tom Hoefling, LIVE on camera interview 11 am Eastern

    05/11/2012 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 32 replies
    Tom Hoefling for President 2012 ^ | May 11, 2012 | Steph Watts
    Tom Hoefling is the longtime FReeper EternalVigilance -- and he's the presidential nominee of America's Party. America's Party is unlike any party you've seen before -- it is designed to ensure that America's Principles are its guiding force. The party doesn't want your money, it just wants you to do your duty as a citizen. Check out Tom's first campaign video interview, being conducted live now.
  • Dick Morris: Romney Should Win in a Landslide

    05/11/2012 8:12:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/11/2012 | Dick Morris
    If the election were held today, Mitt Romney would win by a landslide. The published polls reflect a close race for two reasons: 1. They poll only registered voters, not likely voters. Rasmussen is the only pollster who tests likely voters, and his latest tracking poll has Romney ahead by 48-43. 2. As discussed in previous columns, a study of the undecided voters in the past eight elections in which incumbents sought a second term as president reveals that only Bush-43 gained any of the undecided vote. Johnson in Â’64, Nixon in Â’72, Ford in Â’76, Carter in Â’80, Reagan...
  • Washington state health officials declare whooping cough epidemic, seek CDC help as cases soar

    05/11/2012 8:10:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    AP ^ | May 10, 2012 | Staff
    Washington state’s worst outbreak of whooping cough in decades has prompted health officials to declare an epidemic, seek help from federal experts and urge residents to get vaccinated amid worry that cases of the highly contagious disease could spike much higher. It’s the first state to declare a whooping cough, or pertussis, epidemic since 2010, when California had more than 9,000 cases, including 10 deaths. Washington has had 10 times the cases reported in 2011, and so has Wisconsin with nearly 2,000 cases this year, though that state has not declared an epidemic.
  • Restaurant group: 'Let Obama eat his hot dog'

    05/11/2012 8:08:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Restaurant group: 'Let Obama eat his hot dog' By Elise Viebeck - 05/10/12 01:39 PM ET A group funded by the restaurant, food and beverage industries called a petition for President Obama to stop eating junk food before cameras "absurd" and the product of a "vegan agenda." The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) also blasted the health advocacy group behind the call as a front for animal welfare organizations. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) "is just another animal-rights group created to spread fear about perfectly safe food that's not PETA-approved," J. Justin Wilson, senior research analyst with CCF,...
  • Washington Post Romney Hit Piece Implodes

    05/11/2012 8:04:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/11/12 | Shapiro
    Today’s unconscionable Washington Post story, which implied without evidence that Mitt Romney was a homophobic bully to one John Lauber back in his high school days five decades ago, has totally imploded. Timed to drop the day after President Obama’s announced embrace of same-sex marriage, the story set the political world atwitter. But earlier today, Breitbart News reported that the Post had inflated witness testimony. The original Washington Post piece stated the following: “I always enjoyed his pranks,” said Stu White, a popular friend of Romney’s who went on to a career as a public school teacher and has long...
  • Mass. governor calls Alabama immigration policy 'hysterical and poisonous;' compares it to Jim Crow

    05/11/2012 7:45:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    al.com [AL] ^ | May 02, 2012 | Debbie M. Lord
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick compared Alabama and Arizona immigration policies to McCarthyism and Jim Crow in a speech Monday to students at Tufts University, according to a story on Boston.com. “The actions of various states to take matters into their own hands have been ham-fisted, self-defeating, and even racist,’’ Patrick was quoted as saying. The tone of Patrick’s speech Monday - he called much of the debate surrounding immigration reform “hysterical and poisonous’’ - has struck some state lawmakers and immigration policy specialists as more vehement than previous speeches, the story said. “The public discourse about immigration is as toxic...
  • Romney's Views On Gay Marriage: Also Evolving?

    05/11/2012 7:25:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | May 10, 2012 | Tovia Smith
    Unlike Obama, Romney says he hasn't changed at all. "I have the same view that I've had since running for office," he said. But that could depend on which office he means. Back when Romney was running for the U.S. Senate, he promised to be a champion for "full equality" for gays and lesbians — which many understood to include even gay marriage. "His campaign distributed at the gay pride parade pink flyers that asserted that he would be a better and a stronger advocate than Ted Kennedy," recalls lobbyist Arlene Isaacson. "Once he became governor and had his eye...
  • Backlash Poll : Obama Trails Romney 7 % [Drudge Headline]

    05/11/2012 7:19:59 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 41 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | MAY 11, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 43% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). This is the first time Romney has reached the 50% level of support and is his largest lead ever over the president. It comes a week after a disappointing jobs report that raised new questions about the state of the economy. See tracking history....
  • Erika Harold, Former Miss America, Runs for Congress

    05/11/2012 7:19:22 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 37 replies
    After voters sent a former "Saturday Night Live" star (Sen. Al Franken), a hit recording artist (former Rep. Sonny Bono) and an astronaut (former Sen. John Glenn) to Congress, a former Miss America Pageant winner wants to try her hand at lawmaking. Erika Harold, who won the Miss America crown in 2003, passed the first hurdle this week in becoming the Republican candidate to replace Illinois Rep. Tim Johnson, who dropped out of the race two weeks after winning the GOP nomination in March. The GOP county chairman tapped Harold, a Harvard Law School graduate who now works as a...
  • In Speech, Romney Emphasizes Importance of Family

    05/11/2012 7:15:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | May 11, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    The campaign released some excerpts from the speech Mitt Romney will deliver tomorrow at Liberty University’s graduation: I’m not sure quite why, but lately I’ve found myself thinking about life in four-year stretches. And let’s just say that not everybody has filled these past four years with as much achievement as you have. … In the most practical, everyday terms, the best cultural assets are values as basic as personal responsibility, the dignity of hard work, and, above all, the commitments of family. Take those away, or take them for granted, and so many things can go wrong in a...
  • Obama Ad Claims to Have Helped Man Get a Job, but Man Claims Employment Since 2006

    05/11/2012 7:10:23 AM PDT · by Qbert · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | MAY 10, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Matt Negrin of ABC reports that "A new ad by Obama tells the story of Brian Slagle, an autoworker in Ohio who says he was laid off and 'scared to death' until the president swooped in to save the industry." In the spot, Slagle says, "Obama stuck his neck out for us, the auto industry. ... He wasn’t going to let it just die, and I’m driving in this morning because of that, because of him." The ad is meant to praise Obama's auto bailout for saving jobs. Watch here: VideoIndeed, it appears, via Facebook, that Slagle is an employee...
  • Ex-Marine’s ‘Best Buy-cott’ gathers steam over radical Muslim ties

    05/11/2012 7:03:13 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 28 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rusty Weiss
    In April the Minnesota branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced that retail giant Best Buy had become a “Platinum Sponsor” for its fifth anniversary banquet. And former U.S. Marine James Canning decided to do something about it. In a YouTube video, the Iraq and Beirut veteran demonstrated his frustration with “one of his favorite stores” by cutting his Best Buy “Reward Zone” card in half. “Because of this support Best Buy has been giving the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR, I can no longer conduct business with Best Buy.”
  • Family of alleged Romney victim angry over exploitation of story

    05/11/2012 7:01:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The family of the eight-years-deceased alleged victim of a cruel prank by a teenaged Mitt Romney reacted angrily to the Washington Post story yesterday — but not for the reasons one might imagine. Calling the Washington Post story “factually inaccurate,” the sisters of the late John Lauber lashed out at the Post for using him to “further a political agenda” (via Ed Driscoll at Instapundit): The older sister of Mitt Romney’s former high school classmate said she has no knowledge of any bullying incident involving her brother and the GOP presidential candidate.Christine Lauber of South Bend, Ind., had not seen...
  • US downs missile with new interceptor (video)

    05/11/2012 6:59:43 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 6 replies
    U.S. forces said they had destroyed a target in the first successful test of the Navy's newest anti-missile interceptor, designed to protect allies from attacks by countries like North Korea and Iran. A target ballistic missile was downed near Hawaii late on Wednesday by the latest Raytheon Co-built Standard Missile-3 interceptor, the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said. The advanced interceptor is key to the next phase of an anti-missile shield being built by the United States in and around Europe. The United States plans to deploy increasingly capable SM-3 versions up to around 2020 to boost defences against missiles...
  • House Votes to Limit DOJ Funding Unless Holder Comes Clean (142 Democrats votes for it)

    05/11/2012 6:59:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2012 | M Catherine Evans
    The House voted on a controversial funding limit amendment Wednesday evening to stop Attorney General Holder from lying to Congress. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) Comments the move to cut off Holder's DOJ allowance for 2013 unless he tells the truth about the gun walking operation known as Fast and Furious. The amendment to H.R. 5326, an appropriations bill funding Holder's agency for 2013, was in response to a February 4, 2011 letter to Congress in which DOJ officials denied any involvement in Operation Fast and Furious. Months later after damaging contradictions and discrepancies surfaced the Department was forced to rescind...
  • Romney says he's "fine" with gay couples adopting children

    05/11/2012 6:50:11 AM PDT · by Above My Pay Grade · 58 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 05/10/2012 | Walt Cronkite
    (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that while he opposes same-sex marriage, he is "fine" with gay couples adopting children. The presumptive nominee also declined to criticize President Obama's reversal on the issue, saying he would "respect the right of the president to reach the conclusion he has." In his most detailed comments to date on the issue of civil rights for gay people, Romney told Fox News television host Neil Cavuto, "I know many gay couples that are able to adopt children. That's fine. But my preference is that we ... continue to define marriage as...
  • Florida Supreme Court hears landmark foreclosure suit

    05/11/2012 6:48:42 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 19 replies
    RUTERS ^ | May 10 2012 | Michelle Conlin
    May 10 (Reuters) - The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday in a landmark lawsuit that could undo hundreds of thousands of foreclosures and open up banks to severe financial penalties in the state where they face the bulk of their foreclosure-fraud litigation.
  • Money Primary (In desperate bid to raise more campaign cash, Obama moves further left)

    05/11/2012 6:47:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/11/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    For most of 2012, President Obama has been running in the Democratic primary. I know that seems odd, given that he’s essentially running unopposed — though don’t tell that to West Virginia Democrats, who cast nearly half of their votes for Keith Judd, an inmate currently serving time in a Texarkana, Texas, prison. Judd received 41 percent of the vote; in 1968, Eugene McCarthy received 42 percent of the vote in New Hampshire and forced incumbent Lyndon Johnson from the race. But that’s not what I’m talking about. It’s important to remember that primaries serve other functions than just picking...
  • Quebec’s Students Revolt. French Canadians demand free education.

    05/11/2012 6:43:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/11/2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In Quebec, the students are revolting. This is both surprising and utterly predictable: surprising because college students in French Canada have by far the best financial deal in the country and should thus be the last people to complain, predictable because the Québécois have a long history of being difficult and demonstrate adroitly that, even when surrounded, the French will be the French. The student protests in the province are now into their third month and, last week in Victoriaville, flared once again into spasmodic violence. Of the 2,000 protesters, 106 were arrested after eleven people — four of them...
  • U.S. military officers taught that Islam is the enemy

    05/11/2012 6:41:53 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 34 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | May 10, 2012 | Pauline Jelinek and Robert Burns
    WASHINGTON - A course for U.S. military officers has been teaching that America's enemy is Islam in general, not just terrorists, and suggested that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina without regard for civilian deaths, following World War II precedents of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima or the allied firebombing of Dresden. The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to the material. The FBI also changed some agent training last year after discovering that it, too, was critical of Islam.
  • Hollande's Election Epitomizes the Sorry State of Contemporary Democracy (Economic Illiteracy)

    05/11/2012 6:41:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/11/2012 | Mark Hendrickson, Grove City College
    The election of Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande to the presidency of France epitomizes the sorry state of contemporary democracy. By that, I don’t mean to imply that the French people should have voted for the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy. Neither would be capable of solving France’s intractable problems in a way acceptable to French voters, nor are the problems with democracy unique to France. To varying degrees they exist throughout Europe as well as here in the United States. The first problem is: widespread economic illiteracy. Hollande campaigned on a platform of economic growth and expanded job creation, to be...
  • Will Time's Breastfeeding Cover Be Bad For Business?

    05/11/2012 6:37:07 AM PDT · by Baynative · 63 replies
    KATUtvnews ^ | Forbes staff
    It’s safe to say the folks at Time magazine weren’t caught unawares by the controversy already boiling up around their latest cover, which features an attractive 26-year-old mother breastfeeding her almost-four-year-old son. It was a taste of that controversy that convinced Rick Stengel, Time’s managing editor, that the story deserved to be on the cover.
  • How the Rich Make Us All Better Off

    05/11/2012 6:36:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 05/11/2012 | Bruce Bartlett
    Sunday’s New York Times Magazine contained a controversial article about a former partner of Mitt Romney’s at Bain Capital named Edward Conrad. Sounding a bit like the libertarian novelist Ayn Rand, Conrad argues, forcefully, that we are all better off because of rich people. Rich people, Conrad says, do most of the saving and investing. They provide the capital that creates new businesses and industries, finances inventions and discoveries, and are willing to take many risks and lose a lot of money for every one that pays off spectacularly. If the rich didn’t do these things, we would all be...
  • Rasmussen : Romney 50%, Obama 43%

    05/11/2012 6:31:42 AM PDT · by sunmars · 248 replies
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 43% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.
  • Man wearing Afghan National Army uniform kills American soldier, official says

    05/11/2012 6:31:21 AM PDT · by SuzyQue · 21 replies
    MYFOXNY ^ | Posted: May 11, 2012 3:06 AM CDT | Source: NewsCore
    KABUL -- A man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform opened fire on coalition troops in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, killing an American and wounding two others, officials said. "An Afghan Army soldier turned his weapon against US soldiers inside an Afghan-US military base in Kunar Province, killing one US soldier and injuring two others," provincial police chief Ewaz Mohammad Naziri told AFP. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. http://www.myfoxny.com/story/18306795/man-wearing-afghan-army-uniform-shoots-dead-isaf-soldier
  • JP Morgan $2B Trading Loss Roils Markets, Raises Fears About Bank Risks

    05/11/2012 6:25:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/11/2012 | By BILL McGUIRE and SUSANNA KIM
    JP Morgan Chase & Co. is rocking the financial markets with the disclosure that its in-house trading operating lost $2 billion in the past six weeks, raising new questions about whether the big banks that caused the financial meltdown have sufficiently changed their ways. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said the trading loss was an "egregious" failure in a unit managing risks, but he added in a call with analysts after the markets closed Thursday that just because the bank did something "stupid" that doesn't mean other firms are having such trouble. "There were many errors, sloppiness and bad judgment,"...
  • Police raid home of NBA star Chris 'Birdman' Andersen over child pornography allegations

    05/11/2012 6:18:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 11, 2012 | Emily Anne Epstein
    The Douglas County Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) investigated the Larkspur, Colorado home of NBA player Chris 'Birdman' Andersen in connection with child pornography on Thursday. The ICAC said they began investigating Andersen, 33, in February of this year, after they were given a tip from a law enforcement agency in California. Pending the completion of the investigation, Andersen has been suspended from all team-related activities by the Denver Nuggets.
  • B A C K L A S HPOLL: OBAMA TRAILS ROMNEY 7%

    05/11/2012 6:14:49 AM PDT · by sitetest · 32 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | May 11, 2012 | Drudge
    Just a headline with a link back to www.drudgereport.com. I imagine there will be more to come.
  • Breitbart witness: He dropped like sack of bricks

    05/11/2012 6:03:22 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 120 replies
    WND ^ | May 10, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A man who witnessed the collapse of conservative media icon Andrew Breitbart, the founder of BigGovernment.com and other sites, said he collapsed like a “sack of bricks” and died with a “thick white band” around his forehead. The testimony comes from Christopher Lasseter, 26, who was walking his dog outside the Brentwood Restaurant and saw Breitbart leave the eatery, cross the street and fall to the ground on the opposite side of the street. On assignment from WND, Los Angeles private investigator Paul Huebl found Lasseter Tuesday evening. In a video provided to WND and posted on YouTube, Huebl filmed...
  • EEOC Issues Job Guidelines That Limit Background Checks

    05/11/2012 5:58:42 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 21 replies
    Afro ^ | 5/9/12 | George E. Curry
    WASHINGTON (NNPA) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued updated recommendations that urge employers not to misuse criminal background checks in filling job openings. By a vote of 4-1 last week, the commissioners noted that African-Americans and Latinos may find it more difficult to find employment because of the widespread use of background checks. “Arrest and incarceration rates are particularly high for African-American and Hispanic men,” the EEOC report stated. “African Americans and Hispanics are arrested at a rate that is 2 to 3 times their proportion of the general population. Assuming that current incarnation rates remain unchanged,...
  • Fugitive Adam Mayes dead, kidnapped girls safe, Mississippi police say

    05/10/2012 7:29:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 5/10/12
    A murder-kidnapping case that prompted a major manhunt ended abruptly Thursday night with Adam Mayes dead and two young girls safe, Mississippi authorities said. Guntown, Miss., Police Chief Michael Hall said Mayes shot himself after a SWAT team discovered him and moved in. Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, are safe, Hall told the Associated Press. The children had vanished April 27, when Mayes and his ex-wife, Teresa, traveled to Tennessee from their Guntown home. Teresa Mayes has told Tennessee police that Mayes killed the girls' mother, Jo Ann Bain, and her eldest daughter, Adreinne, 14. Family friends have...
  • USDA seeks change to regulate Internet pet sales

    05/11/2012 5:43:22 AM PDT · by Gennie · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | TRACIE CONE
    Dog breeders who skirt animal welfare laws by selling puppies over the Internet would face tighter scrutiny under a rule change proposed Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The change would subject dog owners who breed more than four females and sell the puppies electronically, by mail or over the phone to the same oversight faced by wholesale dealers as part of the Animal Welfare Act. That law, written in 1966, set standards of care for animals bred for commercial sale and research. Retail sales were exempt from inspections under the assumption that anyone who visited the store could...
  • Echoes of '67: Israel unites

    05/11/2012 5:25:17 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 21 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/11/2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    In May 1967, in brazen violation of previous truce agreements, Egypt ordered U.N. peacekeepers out of the Sinai, marched 120,000 troops to the Israeli border, blockaded the Straits of Tiran (Israel’s southern outlet to the world’s oceans), abruptly signed a military pact with Jordan and, together with Syria, pledged war for the final destruction of Israel. May ’67 was Israel’s most fearful, desperate month. The country was surrounded and alone. Previous great-power guarantees proved worthless. A plan to test the blockade with a Western flotilla failed for lack of participants. Time was running out. Forced into mass mobilization in order...
  • INCIDENT: I Am A Threat (My personal experience with U.S. Border Patrol.)

    05/11/2012 5:17:13 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 55 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 5/9/2012 | Joe Otto
    This is not an isolated case. Life as we have known it will cease to exist unless we all pour our efforts into this next election. Those who are “not interested” in politics will wish to God they had put efforts into this. The truly evil ones are less than 10% and follow satan. Those who have an entitlement mindset are about 35% (but they are also devoid of passion and essentially lazy). Our country was founded by 20% of the colony population. Which percentage will you be? I am a threat. This is not about any loss of freedom...
  • Don’t cry for Auntie Zeituni (Obamas Aunt at it again)

    05/11/2012 5:01:45 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/11/2012 | Howie Carr
    Auntie Zeituni has written a book. It’s called “Tears of Abuse,” on account of how tough she’s had it. Have I read it? Of course not. Have you read her nephew’s best-seller — Dreams from My Ghostwriter, I mean Father? No one has — it’s sold millions of copies, but until two weeks ago, not a single reader got far enough into it to learn that Obama was a dog-eater with “composite” girlfriends. Anyway, I have the press release on “Tears of Abuse,” which describes Auntie Zeituni’s journey to the United States “where she faces the unthinkable; failing health and...
  • 'CLUB MED' SOCIALISM SEALS EUROPE'S FATE

    05/11/2012 4:51:49 AM PDT · by lward99 · 9 replies
    Times247 ^ | 05/11/12 | Jeff Kuhner
    The European Union is about to crack up. Its disintegration is now inevitable. This is the real meaning of recent elections in France and Greece. French voters decided to oust President Nicolas Sarkozy, choosing the Socialist Party’s candidate Francois Hollande. The result was predictable, and in some ways deserved. The conservative incumbent came to power in 2007 promising economic reform, overhauling France’s bloated welfare state and cracking down on illegal immigrants. Instead, Mr. Sarkozy piled up record deficits, imposed massive tax hikes and oversaw the loss of France’s triple-A credit rating. The French economy became subservient to Germany, dependent upon...
  • Massachusetts To Give Obama's OUI Illegal Immigrant Uncle His Drivers License Today

    05/11/2012 4:24:14 AM PDT · by suspects · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 11, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Sometime today, Onyango “Uncle Omar” Obama — who was ordered deported from the United States back during the first Bush’s presidency — will be given a driver’s license by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. All he has to do is show up. When this criminal alien walks into the RMV waiting room, he’ll be walking past American citizens — many of them fighting a tooth-and-claw battle with the bureaucracy to get back the license to which they are legally entitled. Every day, Registrar Rachel Kaprielian’s legion of government hacks screw over legal citizens with legitimate complaints — all because...