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  • Savage Nation!! 6-16-2012 (Tuesday)

    06/19/2012 2:59:29 PM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    here | 6-19-2012 | Fishtank
    Savage Nation!!
  • MEETING OVER: Contempt still lives, DOJ didn't produce documents #fastandfurious

    06/19/2012 2:58:11 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 113 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/19/12 | Katie Pavlich
    KatiePavlich Katie Pavlich Jun 19, 05:46 PM MEETING OVER: Contempt still lives, DOJ didn't produce documents #fastandfurious Latest news on Issa's meeting with Holder which apparently has just finished FWIW.
  • Reagan Heckled by Press Corps: Video

    06/19/2012 2:52:12 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 06/19/2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    You didn't seriously buy into all this horse hockey about the Daily Caller's Neil Munro having violated some sacred rule about interrupting or, as the press would call it, "heckling" the President? Of course you didn't. But what may come as news to some is that for the White House press corps, interrupting and heckling the President is A-OK… provided, of course, it's not President Obama. Here's three videos that offer perspective on how the Reagan-Obama double-standard works. The first is the now oh-so horrifying Obama/Munro episode, seen here. The second ...with Diane Sawyer showing the same clip but something...
  • Choices: Milwaukee teachers could have saved city schools, themselves

    06/19/2012 2:51:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 6-18-12 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON — The dark fiscal clouds are starting to lighten in Wisconsin’s largest school District. But Milwaukee Public Schools‘ fiscal picture could be a lot brighter, had its teachers’ union chosen to open up its labor contract with MPS and agree to some salary concessions. Tweaking the deal could have saved scores of positions, opening up the opportunity for more teachers in the classroom, more programs to bolster the academic achievement of a school system that has seen its share of failure, and perhaps offering relief to Milwaukee taxpayers. Life is all about choices, and the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association...
  • Hosni Mubarak 'clinically dead'

    06/19/2012 2:44:39 PM PDT · by marthemaria · 27 replies
    http://www.wjla.com ^ | June 19, 2012 - 05:30 pm | Staff
    Mubarak was moved out of prison to a military hospital Tuesday after the 84-year-old ousted leader suffered a stroke and his condition rapidly deteriorated, officials said, adding a new element of uncertainty just as a potentially explosive fight opened over who will succeed him, with both candidates claiming to have won last weekend's presidential election. The developments add further layers to what is threatening to become a new chapter of unrest and political power struggles in Egypt, 16 months after Mubarak was ousted by a popular uprising demanding democracy. The campaign of Mubarak's former prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, said Tuesday...
  • Texas father won't face charges in alleged attacker's death

    06/19/2012 2:44:31 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 69 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6-19-12 | Unknown
    Authorities say a Texas father who beat to death a man who tried molesting his 4-year-old daughter will not be charged. Officials said the grand jury met Tuesday and declined to return an indictment against the father in the death of 47-year-old Jesus Mora Flores. The attack happened on the family's ranch between the farming towns of Shiner and Yoakum. Investigators said the 23-year-old father ran toward his daughter's screams, pulled Flores off his child and beat him with his hands.
  • Freep this Poll: Do you support the repeal of Obama's healthcare plan Congress passed in 2010?

    06/19/2012 2:16:10 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/19/12 | Newsmax
    Do you support the full repeal of President Obama's healthcare plan Congress passed in 2010? -------- Yes, repeal it completely2,495,008(64%) No, don’t repeal it at all881,454(22%) No, repeal just parts of it479,130(12%) . . . Do you support President Obama's desire to give 12 million illegal aliens amnesty and a path to citizenship? ----- Yes, I support Obama's amnesty plan934,605(24%) No, I oppose it 2,900,455(75%) What do you believe Congress' top priority should be in 2012? Cutting spending1,765,377(46%) Cutting taxes328,109(8%) Paying down the national debt 816,220(21%) Improving the nation's security257,291(6%) Creating Jobs640,166(16%) Do you plan on voting to re-elect President...
  • London Games to be first social media Olympics

    06/19/2012 2:08:28 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    AP ^ | June 19, 2012 | n/a
    LONDON –  Tweet this: The London Games will be the first Olympics told in 140 characters or less. The London Games will be the most tweeted, liked and tagged in history, with fans offered a never before seen insider's view of what many are calling the social media Olympics, or the "socialympics." Hash tags, (at) signs and "like" symbols will be as prevalent as national flags, Olympic pins and medal ceremonies. Some athletes may spend more time on Twitter and Facebook than the playing field. Mobile phones have become smarter, laptops lighter and tablet devices a must-have for technology lovers...
  • Federal judge strikes down part of Chicago's gun law

    06/19/2012 1:40:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 6/19/12 | Liam Ford
    A federal judge has thrown out part of Chicago's gun law, ruling that a section banning permits for people convicted of unlawful use of a weapon is vague and unconstitutional
  • Russia, Syria deny war games with China, Iran

    06/19/2012 1:39:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 6/19/12 | Joanna Paraszczuk
    Russian and Syrian officials dismissed as provocation on Tuesday Iranian media reports that Iran, Russia, China and Syria are to conduct joint military exercises in Syria next month. Iran's semi-official Fars News outlet, which has ties to the Iranian government, cited "certain unofficial sources" had confirmed the war games but did not say where those sources were from. (Snip) The Iranian and Arabic reports said the war-games were scheduled for less than a month's time.
  • G20 summit: perils of a half-baked rescue for Spain and Italy

    06/19/2012 1:31:09 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/19/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Germany and France are doubling up on a high-risk gamble. The tentative deal at the G20 summit to mobilise the EU's rescue machinery to douse the raging fire in Spain and Italy comes in the nick of time, but is fraught with fresh dangers. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande have to do something. The market reaction to Spain's €100bn EMU rescue for its banks has been calamitous. Monday's explosive rise in Spanish two-year bond yields was a warning that Spain's crisis would spiral out of control within days, taking Italy with it. Yet the deal explored over ceviche...
  • Mitt Romney's in it to win it

    06/19/2012 1:19:20 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/19/2012 | Ebben Raves
    Mitt Romney will beat President Obama in this fall's election, most likely by a substantial margin. There. I said it. I may have a plate full of hat in my future, but I doubt it. Pundits will give you the usual reasons for a Romney victory, but it all boils down to two things: first, Romney took the time to build an organization and second, and most important, he wants to win. Tea Party patriots and constitutional conservatives would be smart to learn a lesson from this. While many conservatives were swooning over the latest firebrand candidate to carry their...
  • EPA in a Bind Over Hazardous Experiments on Humans

    06/19/2012 1:18:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    After experiments on humans were conducted that exposed them to airborne particulates considered to be lethal, a sound-science advocate has accused physician researchers working for the Environmental Protection Agency of misconduct and violations of the Hippocratic Oath. Steve Milloy , publisher of Junkscience.com and author of Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them , filed a complaint with the North Carolina Medical Board last week that accused three doctors in the state – two employed by EPA (Dr. Andrew Ghio and Dr. Wayne Cascio) and one by the University...
  • FACT SHEET: Today’s Meeting with AG Holder about Fast and Furious Documents and Contempt

    06/19/2012 1:14:35 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    June 19, 2012 FACT SHEET: Today’s Meeting with AG Holder about Fast and Furious Documents and Contempt Today’s Meeting is at 5 p.m. in the CapitolChairman Issa, Senator Grassley, and Attorney General Holder have agreed to meet this evening at 5 p.m. in the Capitol.  The best place to stake out the meeting is the Rotunda (Members of Leadership and their staff will not be participating in the meeting).  DOJ has requested that Rep. Elijah Cummings and Sen. Patrick Leahy also be permitted to attend.  Chairman Issa has indicated he will grant this request.  Currently, DOJ has not delivered or...
  • 60 Illegals From Countries That ‘Promote, Produce, or Protect’ Terrorists Caught Along U.S. Coast

    (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Border Patrol in fiscal 2011 caught 60 aliens from countries “that have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members” trying to enter the United States through its coastal boundaries, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In fiscal 2011, the Border Patrol caught a total of 6,552 aliens along the U.S. coast lines. Of these, 4,123 were “other than Mexican” (OTM). CBP provided CNSNews.com with a country-by-country breakdown of the nations of origin for these 4,123 OTMs apprehended along U.S. coast lines. In May 2011, the...
  • Maher on Allen West: GOP 'Party of the Apes' [Unfunny Bill Obviously a Racist]

    06/19/2012 1:03:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/12 | John Nolte
    You need not use the left's absurdly low and usually ridiculous standards surrounding what is and isn't racism when it comes to Barack Obama to be taken aback by crybaby Bill Maher's blog post yesterday: Also because the idea that the blame for our government’s dysfunction is equally shared by the parties just is a giant, steaming mound of horseshit and anyone who has paid attention to politics over the last 20 years knows it. Or as I like to call it, “The Rise of the Party of the Apes.” Maher then went on to single out black Republican Congressman...
  • Baldwin Hurls Anti-Gay Slurs at Daily News Editor [Alec is a HOMOPHOBE! A HATER!]

    06/19/2012 1:00:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/19/12 | Arlen Delgado
    This morning, the New York Daily News reported that Alec Baldwin physically attacked one of its photographers. In his usual fashion, Baldwin took to Twitter to defend himself...But the real question is why Baldwin used anti-gay slurs to lash out at Colin Myler, the Daily News' male Editor in Chief? Now, as far as anyone knows, Myler isn't gay. Nonetheless, whether the object of the statement is gay or not is irrelevant -- the use of terms commonly used to denigrate gays (such as "queen" and female pronouns when referring to a male) is offensive, regardless of sexual orientation (and...
  • U.S., Israel developed Flame computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say

    06/19/2012 12:56:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/19/12 | Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller and Julie Tate,
    The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected critical intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage attacks aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort. The massive piece of malware was designed to secretly map Iran’s computer networks and monitor the computers of Iranian officials, sending back a steady stream of intelligence used to enable an ongoing cyberwarfare campaign, according to the officials. The effort, involving the National Security Agency, the CIA and Israel’s military, has included the use of destructive software such as...
  • Obama relents on DC school choice program

    06/19/2012 12:55:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 1,2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama has relented in his opposition to a scholarship program in Washington, D.C., that allows poor students to escape failing public schools by providing vouchers that fund attendance at charter and private schools. "Thousands of families have taken advantage of this scholarship program to give their children an opportunity to succeed in life, and there's strong evidence that it's both effective and cost-effective," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement today. "I'm pleased that an agreement has been reached to expand the program, consistent with the law already on the books. Ninety-one percent of the District students...
  • Syria, Iran, Russia and China plan joint war games, Iranian news agency says

    06/19/2012 12:50:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 6/19/12 | Gabe Fisher
    Largest exercise in Mideast history set to take place within a month; Syrian official denies report Iran, Syria, Russia and China are planning the “biggest-ever wargames in the Middle East,” according to an unconfirmed report on the semi-official Iranian news site Fars News. A Syrian official denied the claims. According to the article, the four countries are preparing 90,000 troops, 400 aircraft and 1,000 tanks for the massive joint maneuvers, which are to take place along the Syrian coast within a month. The report states that Russian “atomic submarines and warships, aircraft carriers and mine-clearing destroyers as well as Iranian...
  • Walker unveils new online degree program

    06/19/2012 12:49:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    JS Online ^ | 6-19-12 | Karen Herzog
    A new self-paced, competency-based model for completing online college degrees, and making higher education more affordable and accessible, was announced Tuesday by Gov. Scott Walker and two top University of Wisconsin System officials. The new UW Flexible Degree is being touted as a transformation of higher education in Wisconsin, and an economic engine to help the state produce more college graduates. The degree will allow students to start classes anytime and earn credit for what they already know. It may be available as soon as this fall. Under the new model, students will be able to demonstrate college-level competencies based...
  • U.S., Israel developed computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say

    06/19/2012 12:43:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/19/12 | Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller and Julie Tate,
    The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected critical intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage attacks aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort. The massive piece of malware was designed to secretly map Iran’s computer networks and monitor the computers of Iranian officials, sending back a steady stream of intelligence used to enable an ongoing cyberwarfare campaign, according to the officials. The effort, involving the National Security Agency, the CIA and Israel’s military, has included the use of destructive software such as...
  • Foreign Medicare Fraud

    06/19/2012 12:41:22 PM PDT · by Eva · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/19/2012 | By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    The $31 million Medicare-fraud case reported from Miami yesterday may not be the largest in American history but certainly is one of the more innovative. According to the Miami Herald, it is "the first such case that directly traces money fleeced from the beleaguered program into the Cuban banking system." The Herald described the heist as "an intricate system" that funneled money "from fraudulent HIV treatment and medical equipment billings, first through banks in Canada and Trinidad and eventually [to] Cuba."
  • Chaos Erupts At Patriotic Anti-Bieber Protest After School Bans 'God Bless USA' (Youtube)

    06/19/2012 12:32:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-19-2012 | NewsPoliticsNow2
    After a Brooklyn principal's controversial ban on "God Bless The USA" from a graduation ceremony in favor of Justin Bieber's song "Baby," several New York Republicans are blasting the decision as anti-American and offensive. Congressman Bob Turner-- who last year replaced disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner-- even staged a bizarre press conference adjacent to Hawkins' Public School No. 90, where he and several elementary school children camped outside on Monday waving American flags and belting out "Proud To Be An American." The press conference, however, took a turn when several hecklers showed up to protest Turner's sing-a-long. Amidst the uncomfortable singing,...
  • California bar: Illegal immigrant should get law license

    06/19/2012 12:25:55 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 29 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/19/2012 | Miranda Leitsinger
    An illegal immigrant applying for a law license in California should be allowed to receive it, the State Bar of California argues in a filing to the state Supreme Court. Sergio Garcia, 35, of Chico, Calif., has met the rules for admission, including passing the bar exam and the moral character review, and his lack of legal status in the United States should not automatically disqualify him, the Committee of Bar Examiners said Monday. “ … Mr. Garcia’s status in the United States, should not, ipso facto, be grounds for excluding him from law licensure. He has met all of...
  • The Skills Gap Myth: Why Companies Can’t Find Good People

    06/19/2012 12:15:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 132 replies
    TIME ^ | 06/05/2012 | Peter Cappelli
    Last week’s disappointing unemployment report has refocused attention on the question of why, despite modest signs of economic recovery in recent months, American companies aren’t hiring. Indeed, some of the most puzzling stories to come out of the Great Recession are the many claims by employers that they cannot find qualified applicants to fill their jobs, despite the millions of unemployed who are seeking work. Beyond the anecdotes themselves is survey evidence, most recently from Manpower, which finds roughly half of employers reporting trouble filling their vacancies. The first thing that makes me wonder about the supposed “skill gap” is...
  • A New Day For North Dakota: “The Fracking Miracle”

    06/19/2012 12:14:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    IER ^ | June 19,2012
    WASHINGTON DC — The Institute for Energy Research, in a joint venture with The Heritage Foundation, released today a video telling the story of economic freedom, energy abundance, and job creation that are happening in North Dakota’s oil-rich Bakken shale formation. “A Fracking Miracle” provides first-person narratives of lives transformed, record employment, and economies bolstered by sensible state regulation, private land ownership, and safe drilling technologies. “North Dakota is one of the nation’s most remarkable success stories — where free markets and American entrepreneurship are working together to create an economic miracle. The rising tide of robust energy development made...
  • Leon Panetta, Leaker?

    06/19/2012 12:10:39 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6-19-2012 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    The recent congressional ire over the Obama administration's suspiciously convenient national security leaks reminded me of an unusual bit of political trivia: Defense Secretary -- and prior to that, CIA head -- Leon Panetta is the prime suspect in one of the most notorious political leaks of all time. Tevi Troy, a former Bush administration official and the author of Intellectuals and the American Presidency, wrote about this when Panetta was first tapped by the Obama administration for the CIA: After the 1968 campaign, Nixon hired Pat Moynihan–who had served as assistant secretary of labor for policy in the Kennedy...
  • Students Suspended for Viewing Porn in Class

    06/19/2012 12:08:42 PM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 20 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/18/2012
    Nine male students were suspended from Bell Middle School for allegedly masturbating while looking at pornography on their cell phones during English class. Students were suspended during the month of May, the district confirmed in an e-mail to NBC San Diego. But the email also states, the district is "prohibited from commenting on confidential student or personnel matters." The teacher, Ed Johnson, is reportedly under fire because he did not respond to students who told him about the behavior while it was allegedly happening – only saying he would give students referrals if he caught them – then went on...
  • Chinese News Reporter Mistakes Sex Toy For Rare Mushroom

    06/19/2012 12:05:23 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 61 replies
    msn.now ^ | 19 June 2012
    Chinese villagers discovered an unusual mushroom 260 feet below ground. A completely serious female reporter gives a completely serious news report on it. The video has gone viral in China. In a follow up statement the news station said the young reporter "was unwise to the ways of the world."
  • Florida judge hears 'birther' challenge to Obama re-election bid

    06/19/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 33 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 6-18-12 | Troy Kinsley
    A Florida judge is taking up a national complaint. The so-called "birthers" are suing to get President Barack Obama's name off the November ballot in Florida. That group doesn't believe the Commander in Chief's birth certificate. But in a hearing Monday, attorney Larry Klayman told a judge Obama's birth certificate isn't the only issue; the President's father, Barack Obama Sr., was never an American citizen. Klayman argued that fact alone means the President isn't a 'natural born citizen' and, under the Constitution, can't run for re-election. “The framers wanted a situation where the President, in terms of his background, in...
  • Texas beating death of girl's alleged molester treated as a homicide

    06/19/2012 11:56:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Edmund DeMarche
    The beating death of a Texas man who was allegedly sexually assaulting a 5-year-girl will be treated as a homicide investigation, the Lavaca County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The girl’s father, 23, whose name has not been released, says he caught Jesus Mora Flores, 48, trying to molest his daughter on his ranch earlier this month. After hearing the girl scream, the father found her and removed Flores from on top of his child, the statement said. He proceeded to inflict several blows to Flores’ head and neck area, the statement said. "At this time, I believe the...
  • Police To Hold Gun Turn-In Event This Weekend

    06/19/2012 11:36:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | 6.19.12 | Mike Krauser
    Using the lure of $100 gift cards, the Chicago Police Department is encouraging people to get guns out of their homes and turn them in this Saturday, during the annual gun turn-in program. As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the Police Department is partnering with 20 churches.. First Deputy Supt. Alfonza Wysinger says anyone who turns in a real gun will get a $100 gift card. Replicas and BB guns are worth $10. “No questions asked,” Wysinger said. “Just show up at the church, and hand over the weapons to the CPD officer that will be there, and get your...
  • 41 rockets slam into Southern Israel

    06/19/2012 11:36:14 AM PDT · by Bevo · 49 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Gil Ronen
    41 Rockets Slam into South, IAF Strikes Kill Six Terrorists killed Monday were an Egyptian and a Saudi, who dedicated attack to Osama Bin Laden. By Gil Ronen First Publish: 6/19/2012, 6:36 PM (Flash 90)Forty-one terrorist rockets slammed into southern Israel between midnight and 8:30 p.m. Monday. The IAF has carried out three strikes on terror targets in Gaza in the last 24 hours, killing at least six terrorists. An IAF strike Tuesday afternoon severely injured a man who was on a motorcycle, Gaza sources said. Hamas has taken responsibility for the rocket fire at the Negev. It said it...
  • At least one Warren knows how to fess up

    06/19/2012 10:58:41 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 12 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 6/19/2012 | Peter Lucas
    Professor Elizabeth Warren, the cigar-store Indian from Oklahoma, could learn a thing or two from namesake Jeffrey (no relation) Warren, a 17-year-old high school student from Riverside, Calif. He is the young man who made the news recently when he won a $1,000 college scholarship for black students sponsored by Riverside's Martin Luther King Senior Citizens Club. Jeffrey Warren is white. Since the scholarship application did not rule out non-black applicants, Jeffrey Warren applied, as he did for other scholarships and, after a telephone interview, he won the prize. It was only at graduation ceremonies when he walked onto the...
  • 'There was zero sleep': Rielle Hunter on her first time with John Edwards

    06/19/2012 10:58:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2012
    Rielle Hunter says the first time she slept with John Edwards was the 'most extraordinary night of her life.' Lurid details continue to emerge about the affair that annihilated the two-time presidential candidate's political career as Hunter's tell-all memoir slowly leaks to the public. The couple met in February 2006 at the Regency Hotel in New York City. Hours after Hunter approached the former North Carolina Senator, he called her up to his hotel room for a night of 'surrender' and 'zero sleep.' [Snip] Hunter says she caught Edwards' eye at the hotel when she followed him out of a...
  • Flint Hills refinery unit to shut down sooner than expected {North Pole, Alaska}

    06/19/2012 10:52:27 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Alaska Journal of Commerce ^ | JUNE 14, 201 | TIM BRADNER
    Flint Hills Resources will have its North Pole refinery crude oil processing unit No. 1 shut down Aug. 1, about a month earlier than the company had said. The closure will leave the refinery’s crude processing unit No. 2 still operating. The refinery’s crude processing unit No. 3 was shut down in 2010. The plant at North Pole is near Fairbanks. Flint Hills takes crude oil from the nearby Trans-Alaska Pipeline System to manufacture fuel products. Flint Hills spokesman Jeff Cook would not provide estimate of the production capability of the remaining unit but said that it is capable of...
  • "Truthland" (The answer to the "Gasland" propaganda on fracing natural gas!)

    06/19/2012 10:48:31 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 2 replies
    Energy in Depth ^ | 2012 | Energy in Depth
    Movie discusses natural gas fracing with a critical dissection of the false claims made in HBO's "Gasland". Eye-opening and infuriating as they show kitchen sinks producing flammable natural gas hundreds of miles away from fracing - and that peoples' water wells have naturally done this for centuries. "Gasland" claimed this came about through fracing - which is a lie and one of many!
  • ExxonMobil set to begin Point Thomson construction {Alaska}

    06/19/2012 10:42:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Alaska Journal of Commerce ^ | Jun 14, 2012 | TIM BRADNER
    ExxonMobil Corp. is set to begin construction this winter on its multi-billion-dollar gas cycling and condensate production project at Point Thomson on Alaska’s North Slope. That’s if a federal environmental impact statement, or EIS, is finalized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as is expected, ExxonMobil’s senior project manager Lee Bruce said. Materials for Point Thomson construction also started arriving at Seward the night of June 12, Bruce said. The company presented its plans to legislators at a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Anchorage June 12. The lineup of contractors on the project is like a “who’s...
  • Enbridge moves up expansion of Texas line

    06/19/2012 10:31:52 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Reuters via Calgary Herald ^ | JUNE 19, 2012 | JULIE GORDON
    Enbridge Inc. expects to complete an expansion of its newly reversed oil pipeline to Texas refineries by the end of this year, the company's in-coming chief executive said Monday. That would be sooner than previous forecasts used by the company and its U.S. partner. Enbridge and Enterprise Products Partners LP have been saying for months they would boost the capacity of the Seaway pipeline from the Cushing, Okla., storage hub to 400,000 barrels a day from 150,000 sometime in the first quarter of next year. It is one of a number of pipe-line projects aimed at curing a bottleneck at...
  • Native Americans to get millions after 'big victory' in Supreme Court

    06/19/2012 10:31:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 6/19/12 | msnbc.com staff and news services
    The Supreme Court has ruled that the government must fully reimburse Native American tribes for millions of dollars they spent on federal programs. The federal government had agreed to fully reimburse money tribes spent on programs like law enforcement, environmental protection and agricultural assistance, but Congress capped the amount of money earmarked for that reimbursement. The tribes sued, and the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said the money must be fully reimbursed.
  • Kerry slams ‘disgraceful’ climate denial

    06/19/2012 10:16:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    Kerry slams ‘disgraceful’ climate denial By Ben Geman - 06/19/12 12:29 PM ET Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said there’s a “calculated campaign of disinformation” on climate change that has stalled action on the issue and endangered the country. “We are living through a story of disgraceful denial, back-pedaling and delay that has brought us perilously close to a climate change catastrophe,” Kerry said. The Massachusetts senator’s lengthy floor speech called for the public to be “pounding on the doors of Congress” to act, and cataloged global perils such as drought, floods, wildfires, threatened coastlines, disease risks and more,...
  • Microsoft Announces Surface: New Family of PCs for Windows

    06/19/2012 10:05:11 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 126 replies
    Microsoft.com ^ | 18 Jun 2012 | MS
    LOS ANGELES — June 18, 2012 — Today at an event in Hollywood, Microsoft unveiled Surface: PCs built to be the ultimate stage for Windows. Company executives showed two Windows tablets and accessories that feature significant advances in industrial design and attention to detail. Surface is designed to seamlessly transition between consumption and creation, without compromise. It delivers the power of amazing software with Windows and the feel of premium hardware in one exciting experience.
  • Home invasion suspect [shot by homeowner] captured following Sunday escape during hospital release

    06/19/2012 9:54:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 18, 2012 | Carol Robinson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A 19-year-old home-invasion suspect who escaped while being released from the hospital Sunday was captured early today, still wearing his handcuffs and hospital gown. Deandre Miles, shot in the chest in Pinson Friday, was captured about 1 a.m., but not without incident. Authorities said when his mother brought him to meet with lawmen, he tried to push her out of the car, and then run over two deputies. He was subdued, and now is in the county jail. Jefferson County sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Christian said deputies and U.S. Marshals met with Miles' mother about midnight Sunday,...
  • Biographer David Maraniss Downplays Obama Lies as 'Literature'

    06/19/2012 9:44:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/19/12 | John Nolte
    As I wrote yesterday, the media loves being lied to by Barack Obama. As we all know, the furor over a sitting President caught telling 38 falsehoods in his self-penned biography would be unquenchable were we talking about a president with an R after his name. Not to mention the lies Obama told the media about his relationship with Bill Ayers and his membership in the socialist New Party. But as you'll see in the clip below, Obama biographer David Maraniss, who found no less than 38 falsehoods in Obama's bio, is determined to downplay Obama's lying:
  • BBC’s ‘Episodes’ has the ultimate Hebrew mistranslation

    06/19/2012 9:39:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    6nobacon.com ^ | 6/19/12 | staff
    This photo is a screenshot of the British show “Episodes,” from an episode that aired a few weeks ago in the UK. Most people would assume that the engraved Hebrew translates the English (“Beloved husband and father, dearly missed”), however, Hebrew speaker will notice that it’s not exactly readable Hebrew. Well it is, however, the entire Hebrew portion is written backwards (kind of like if it was “sdrawkcab nettirw”). The post has gone viral in Israel and is probably an automated translation service errors. Also, for some reason Google Translate changes Dearly Missed to החמיץ ביוקר, which kinda means “pickled...
  • Report: Mayor Stops Short Of Romney Endorsement

    06/19/2012 9:27:25 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    NY1 News ^ | June 19, 2012
    While Mayor Michael Bloomberg has yet to publicly endorse a presidential candidate, he's reportedly shared some of his thoughts with a select group of partygoers. The New York Times says the mayor was making conversation at a charity event, saying he believes former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney would probably do a better job running the country than President Barack Obama. However, the mayor also said he could not throw his support behind the Republican because he disagrees with him on several social issues, specifically abortion rights and gun control. One guest tells the Times that because of those disagreements, the...
  • The living is sleazy for ‘Johnny’ & Rielle (claims dead wife Elizabeth "venomous witch on wheels")

    06/19/2012 9:25:49 AM PDT · by dead · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/19/12 | TARA PALMERI
    Exclusive new photos show John Edwards and his loony lover, Rielle Hunter, spending a long weekend at his beach house, hugging, flirting and playing in the sand with their love child. Hunter laments in her new tell-all, “What Really Happened: John Edwards, our Daughter and Me,” that her relationship with the former presidential candidate is confusing and complicated. “I really have no idea what will happen with us. The jury is still out. I can honestly say that the ending is of no concern to me anymore. The love is here. And as sappy as it may sound, I love...
  • White House: Don't read into Putin's body language

    06/19/2012 9:21:20 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 6/18/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    LOS CABOS, Mexico -- The White House urged reporters not to read too much into Vladimir Putin's body language during his public statement after meeting Monday with President Obama, repeatedly stressing that the Russian president is always "businesslike." "This isn't the first body language-gate we've had with the Russians," deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said at an afternoon press briefing here, noting that there were reports of a tense discussion between Obama and Putin's predecessor, Dmitry Medvedev, though it's widely acknowledged that the two became friends over the course of about 10 meetings in the past three years. Putin...
  • Job Openings Report Shows Market Is...Really, Really Bad

    06/19/2012 9:20:42 AM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/19/12 | Jeff Cox
    Job openings fell to a five-month low in April and showed their sharpest percentage decline in about seven and a half years, according to a government report Tuesday that helped confirm a slowdown in the labor market.