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  • Carson Would Use ‘Things They Don’t Know About Resources’ on Terrorists

    ORLANDO — Ben Carson stumbled Friday evening while responding to a question about how he would respond to the terror attacks in Paris if he were president. Carson said he would employ "things that they don't know about resources" against terrorists, but struggled to specify what an American response under his leadership might look like. "I would be working with our allies, using every resource known to man: in terms of economic resources, in terms of covert resources… military resources… things-that-they-don't-know-about resources… not to contain them, but to eliminate them, before they eliminate us," Carson told reporters at the Sunshine...
  • Ben Carson says the Terri Schiavo case was ‘much ado about nothing’

    11/13/2015 5:19:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 199 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson believes that federal and state official overreacted in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who died in 2005 as her husband and family battled over whether to keep her alive despite her vegetative state.The case roiled the state of Florida and sparked an emotional national debate about the ethics, politics and spiritual significance of her life and death.(snip)After speaking at a Republican Party conference here on Friday, a reporter asked Carson what he thought of the infamous case -- one that Bush speaks about occasionally as he mounts his own presidential campaign."We...
  • The Meaninglessness Of Ben Carson’s Views On Egyptian Pyramids [the money quote]

    11/05/2015 12:55:00 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 117 replies
    Red State ^ | October 5, 2015 | streiff
    ".... I certainly don't agree with Carson on this but neither do I think it is terribly material to anything. If you are trying to make a case that Carson is an idiot or against science, I think it takes more than a religious conviction to discredit an internationally prominent neurosurgeon with a string of articles published in scholarly medical journals. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton believes in man-induced global warming. Many of the same people criticizing Carson actually believe that gender has nothing to do with chromosomes or endocrinology or physiology. When it comes to GMOs, especially seeds...
  • Ben Carson's unusual theory about pyramids ("It's still my belief, yes.")

    11/04/2015 8:18:58 PM PST · by springwater13 · 216 replies
    NAPLES, Florida -- Ben Carson stood by his long-held belief about ancient pyramids in Egypt, that they were used to store grain, rather than to inter pharaohs. Asked about this Wednesday, Carson told CBS News, "It's still my belief, yes." The subject came up when Buzzfeed published a 1998 commencement speech delivered by Carson at Andrews University, a college founded by Seventh-day Adventists. "My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," Carson said. "Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs' graves. But, you know, it would have to be something...
  • Ben Carson: Archaeologists Are Wrong, The Pyramids Were Built To Store Grain

    11/04/2015 4:18:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 167 replies
    GOP frontrunner Ben Carson, in a 1998 commencement address, floated his own personal theory that the pyramids in Egypt were built by Joseph -- the biblical patriarch known for his coat of many colors -- to store grain, Buzzfeed reported. In the speech -- given at Andrews University, a school with ties to Carson's Seventh-day Adventist faith -- the neurosurgeon shot down claim that aliens had built the pyramids. But he also disagreed with the archaeological consensus that the pyramids were constructed as tombs for the pharaohs. “My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,”...
  • Rand Paul Mocks Carson's Pyramids Theory: I Think It Was Aliens!

    11/07/2015 1:28:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Livewire ^ | November 5, 2015 | Tierney Sneed
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is the latest GOP presidential candidate to jump on 2016 frontrunner Ben Carson's theory that the pyramids were created by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain. "I'm really big into conspiracy theories, so I think they were probably built by the aliens as grain silos, don’t you think," Paul joked, when asked about Carson's idea on 1110AM WBT, as reported by Buzzfeed. Carson has defended the idea that the pyramids were built for grain storage -- not as pharaohs' tombs, as modern archaeology holds -- since Buzzfeed recently unearthed a video of the neurosurgeon making...
  • Egypt pyramids for grain not pharoahs: presidential hopeful Carson

    11/04/2015 8:42:52 PM PST · by entropy12 · 90 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 Hour ago | AFP
    The retired neurosurgeon seeking his party's nomination for the White House made these remarks in a 1998 address at Andrews University, a school associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to which he belongs, in a video posted Wednesday on Buzzfeed. The church is a conservative evangelical Christian one. "My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," Carson said.
  • Trump pokes fun at Carson's pyramid theory

    11/05/2015 8:35:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/5/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    White House hopeful Donald Trump on Thursday poked fun at GOP presidential rival Ben Carson for his theory that the Egyptian pyramids were used to store grain, not serve as tombs for pharaohs. "I think I'll have to put that into my repertoire when I talk about Ben," the real estate tycoon said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "That was a strange ... that was a strange deal," Trump added. BuzzFeed on Wednesday published a video of Carson's 1998 commencement address at Andrews University, which was founded by Sevenths-day Adventists, during which he said he believed the biblical figure Joseph built...
  • Carson on the defensive over claims of past violence, pyramids

    11/05/2015 5:01:55 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/5/15 | NICK GASS
    Ben Carson was put on the defensive on Thursday, with reporters pressing him about a series of reports that have sprung up questioning the factual accuracy of his past statements. As Carson has gained in the polls, so has media scrutiny of the 64-year-old retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, whose past and present statements have drawn no shortage of curiosity and interest. On Thursday, during a stop on his book tour, Carson was pressed on everything from a report that questioned past claims of his physical violence toward others, an interview in which he appeared to struggle with...
  • Ben Carson: Egyptians used the pyramids to store grain, not bury the pharaohs

    11/05/2015 9:37:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/5/15 | Maxwell Tani
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is not backing down from a belief that drew widespread attention on Wednesday - that the Egyptian pyramids were built as grain silos, not elaborate tombs. In a 1998 commencement speech at Andrews University unearthed by BuzzFeed, Carson pointed to hermetically sealed chambers as a sign the pyramids were used by Egyptians to store grain and food. "My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," Carson said in the speech, referring to the biblical figure. He added: "Now, all the archaeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs' graves. But,...
  • Aliens, Pyramids, and Granaries? What on Earth Was Ben Carson Thinking?

    11/05/2015 9:53:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/4/15 | Yoni Appelbaum
    Seventeen years ago, Ben Carson delivered a commencement address at Andrews University that featured a very unusual theory: Maybe Joseph built the pyramids to store grain. The speech itself, dug up by the ever-enterprising Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed, was framed around Carson's trademark inspirational stories. "I thought that I would talk about my own personal philosophy for success in life," he told the graduating class. "Think big.? He used Joseph to illustrate the point. "Here was a man who was basically able to save the entire world with his big thinking," he mused. Joseph, in the biblical narrative, oversees the...
  • Archaeologists To Ben Carson: Ancient Egyptians Wrote Down Why The Pyramids Were Built

    11/05/2015 10:32:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 171 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/5/15 | Kristina Killgrove ,
    Yesterday, November 4, marked 93 years to the day that the tomb of King Tutankhamen was opened in Egypt, revealing spectacular artifacts and a magnificent mummy of the boy king. The celebration was somewhat marred, at least here in the U.S., by a leading Republican candidate for president, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who confirmed a statement he'd made in 1998 - that he believes the Egyptian pyramids were grain silos, not tombs. The collective reaction from archaeologists and historians, who have command of literally centuries' worth of research into the artifacts and literature of the ancient Egyptians, is... Wait, what...
  • Walker, in office since 25, denies he's a career politician

    09/01/2015 4:30:54 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 30 replies
    La Crosse Spitoon ^ | September 1, 2015 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he's a career politician even though he has been in elected office since he was 25 years old and first ran for office when he was 22. The 47-year-old Republican presidential contender said in an interview with CNBC, released Tuesday, that he is "just a normal guy" and rejects the career politician label despite being in politics for most of his adult life. "A career politician, in my mind, is somebody who's been in Congress for 25 years," Walker said.
  • Palin: Clinton was right, Obama 'not qualified'

    11/12/2013 12:51:46 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    November 12, 2013, 03:25 pm Palin: Clinton was right, Obama 'not qualified' By Rebecca Shabad Sarah Palin says former President Bill Clintons statements from 2008 about President Obama not being ready for the White House were on the mark. In an interview to air Tuesday on CNNs The Lead with Jake Tapper," Palin recalled statements Bill Clinton made when Hillary Clinton was campaigning against Obama during the 2008 primary season. "I'll never forget Bill Clinton saying about Barack Obama and his story, his agenda, that it was the biggest fairy tale he'd ever seen," Palin said during the CNN interview....
  • Brutal: Cain blanks on Libya, supports collective bargaining for public employee unions

    11/14/2011 2:59:28 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 190 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | Monday November 14, 2011
    You wont believe me until you click play but this is much worse than Perrys brain lock at the debate last week. Perry lost his train of thought; Cain doesnt have a train at all here, to the point where he needs confirmation from the interviewer of what Obamas position on Libya actually was. Eventually he produces some boilerplate about not supporting the opposition until youre sure whos in it and of course not making a decision as president until he has all the information, which is a standard Cain fallback talking point whenever he gets in trouble on a...
  • Herman Cain Jokes (Good Ones/Clean Ones) !!

    05/27/2011 12:01:47 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 23 replies ^ | 25 May 2011 | HermanCainFacts
    Herman Cain doesnt just complain about the weather. He does something about it. When Godfather Pizza was going broke, Herman Cain told the pizza to start tasting better, and it did. Herman Cain is the reason that clouds have silver linings. One day a liberal heckler called Herman Cains radio show. His phone melted. Herman Cain knows who let the dogs out, and has punished him appropriately. Herman Cain did not grow up in the south. Herman Cain has always been grown up. One day Superman asked Herman Cain for an autograph, but Herman Cain was too busy saving the...
  • Sarah Palin: 'We've got to stand with our North Korean allies' (Liberals Are Loving It)

    Sarah Palin never claimed she could see Russia from her house that was Tina Fey but she went one better on Glenn Beck's radio show in discussing the tensions in the Korean Peninsula and saying: "We've got to stand with our North Korean allies". A transcript of the radio show reads: Interviewer: How would you handle a situation like the one that just developed in North Korea? Palin: Well, North Korea, this is stemming from a greater problem, when we're all sitting around asking, 'Oh no, what are we going to do,' and we're not having a lot...
  • Running out of juice: Bay Area electric car dealerships close [San Fran]

    02/28/2010 10:02:37 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 94 replies · 2,192+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/26/10 | Janis Mara
    Marc Korchin thought he had found his mission in life: to benefit the environment and save his fellow Bay Area residents money by selling zero-emission all-electric cars. Two years later, after burning through his life savings, he was forced to close his Berkeley dealership. And Korchin is not alone. The Bay Area's independent electric car dealerships are in perilous shape, even as electric cars are being hailed as the next big thing by major auto manufacturers. A number of dealerships, including Zap of Concord, Davis Electric Cars in Davis and EcoMotors in Santa Rosa, appear to have closed within the...
  • Conn. Judge Suspended for Directing Racial Slurs at Arresting Officers After DUI Stop

    02/10/2009 8:28:38 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 49 replies · 2,047+ views ^ | 2-10-09 | Dave Collins
    A Connecticut Superior Court judge charged with drunken driving and using racial slurs while arguing with police officers was suspended Monday for 240 days by a judicial review panel. Judge E. Curtissa Cofield, who was confirmed as Connecticut's first black female judge in 1991, had apologized to the state Judicial Review Council earlier in the day, calling the night of her arrest "one of the worst experiences of my life." Cofield was arrested the night of Oct. 9 after her car hit a parked state police cruiser in a construction zone on Route 2 in Glastonbury, Conn. Police say she...
  • Now Huckabee attacks McCain!

    09/16/2008 6:06:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 60 replies · 154+ views
    The Huckster just now on Hannity and Colmes. Colmes: I thought McCain said he was going to take the high road? Huckabee: It's not just John McCain. Frankly I believe they should both stop it and get back to the issues. Thanks a lot Huckster!!! Ugh!
  • Obama: Russia, U.S. should not 'charge into' other countries

    08/21/2008 10:47:10 AM PDT · by zimfam007 · 139 replies · 518+ views
    "Democrat Barack Obama scolded Russia....for invading another countrys sovereign territory while adding....the United States, should set a better example on that front, too...."
  • Colorado Congressman [Rep. Tancredo] Calls Miami a 'Third World' Country'

    11/28/2006 8:05:55 AM PST · by meg88 · 307 replies · 6,227+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/28/06 | Lesley Clark
    IMMIGRATION Colorado congressman calls Miami a 'Third World country' A critic of citizenship opportunities for illegal immigrants says 'Third World' Miami shows America's future if immigration isn't checked. BY LESLEY CLARK WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Tancredo, the leader of the anti-illegal immigration faction in the U.S. House, spent a recent weekend at The Breakers in Palm Beach. Ninety miles to the south, he found a symbol to bolster his belief that unfettered immigration is endangering the United States: Miami, he told a conservative online news site, ``has become a Third World country.'' In South Florida to attend Restoration Weekend,...
  • Brazilian hypocrites

    07/25/2005 9:40:30 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 237+ views
    Babalu Blog ^ | July 25, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Brazil. The haughty touchy nation that lectures all other nations about the importance of not interfering in other nations' "internal affairs." Brazil sets the pace by ignoring and abetting the depredations of the Hugo Chavez regime of Venezuela right on their border and the savagery of The Monster At Their Door, none other than fidel castro a short yacht ride away. These two evil dictatorial scumbags have gotten a free pass from Brazil to violate as many human rights as they can manage, in castro's case, for more than 40 years. Not one peep out of Brazil. Total indifference. But...
  • (Vanity) Caption Toronto Star Journalists (Nominate the Scariest!)

    03/17/2005 5:31:27 PM PST · by srm913 · 30 replies · 566+ views
    Toronto Star
    Summa Cum Scary: High Honors: Honorable Mention:
  • Reports: McNabb Sick During Crucial Part Of Super Bowl

    02/08/2005 11:49:37 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 483 replies · 8,757+ views
    AP ^ | February 8, 2005
    PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was so ill in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl that a teammate had to call a play in the huddle, center Hank Fraley said. "He fought to the end," Fraley told Comcast SportsNet on Monday. "He gave it his all. He was almost puking in the huddle. One play had to be called by (wideout) Freddie Mitchell because Donovan was mumbling because he was almost puking." Offensive lineman Jon Runyan also echoed Fraley's comments in the same interview aired on two local radio stations on Tuesday after the Comcast report. McNabb...
  • LIVE THREAD: Post-Debate Cheney v. Edwards

    10/05/2004 7:38:10 PM PDT · by Howlin · 1,356 replies · 42,014+ views ^ | October 5, 2004
    After-debate discussion here!
  • BREAKING: Conned big time "CIA Witness" to White House Lying about Intel story found to be FRAUD

    07/09/2003 4:04:00 PM PDT · by Doug Thompson · 1,336 replies · 6,988+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | July 9, 2003 | Doug Thompson
    Damn, I hate it when I've been had and I've been had big time. In 1982, while I was working for Congressman Manuel Lujan of New Mexico, a man came up to a me during a gathering in Albuquerque and introduced himself as Terrance J. Wilkinson. He said he was a security consultant and gave me a business card with his name and just a Los Angeles phone number. A few weeks later, he called my Washington office and asked to meet for lunch. He seemed to know a lot about the nuclear labs in New Mexico and said he...