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  • Shouldn't Obie at least revoke his British citizenship?

    It would be good form if he did so, then he could take the naturalization oath and "abjure all other allegiances" and perhaps that might cover any OTHER citizenships he might have (Indonesian)...though he'd never be at the level of a natural born citizen, at least it's a step in the right direction! Scenarios of Obama’s Citizenship Status Year Circumstance Extenuating Citizenship 1961 Obama born in Hawaii to married Anna and Senior No birth location documented.  14th amendment US citizen and British Citizen by Descent 1961 Born in Kenya to Anna and Senior Stanley Ann’s US citizenship would not convey...
  • Andew Koenig, Boner from Growing Pains, son of Walter Koenig, Chekov from Star Trek, found dead

    02/25/2010 7:03:04 PM PST · by RGirard · 17 replies · 1,574+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Andrew Koenig, 41, who played "Boner" on the hit TV show Growing Pains was found dead today in Vancouver. He was also the son of Walter Koenig best known as Chekov from Star Trek. ... "My son took his own life," his father Walter told reporters. "Don't ignore it; don't rationalize it, extend a hand." ... Kirk Cameron had recently released a statement pleading for Andrew to contact him. "I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return. Andrew, if you're reading this, please call me." Andrew was not known to take medication...
  • Beat the clock: welcome to the 15-minute mass (Catholic Caucus)

    02/25/2010 3:47:21 PM PST · by NYer · 48 replies · 690+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | February 25, 2010
    And it's causing a small sensation in Ireland: An Irish cleric's congregation has increased tenfold in a week -- thanks to a quickie Mass. Despite the controversies which have rocked the church in recent years and the resulting fall-off in attendances at church services, Fr Michael Kenny has been packing them in at his Kilconly parish in Co Galway. The popular priest started his 15-minute Mass as nothing more than an experiment at the start of Lent, just over a week ago. And he attributes the speed of the service to foregoing a sermon -- and having the help of...
  • AP: Ethics panel says Rangel broke House rules

    02/25/2010 3:39:02 PM PST · by Steelfish · 117 replies · 4,869+ views
    MSNBC ^ | February 25, 2010 | AP
  • Lawyer who challenged Obama: Ineligibility could prove costly

    02/25/2010 7:44:15 AM PST · by capacommie · 200 replies · 3,450+ views
    This Is Completely Uncharted Territory Bob Unruh says an attorney whose legal brief in a case challenging Barack Obama's eligibility revealed a Supreme Court can remove an ineligible chief executive now has released an analysis confirming that if Obama isn't eligible, he could be charged under a number of felony statutes. And that's just on the federal level; any state charges would be in addition, as would charges against individuals who may have helped him in the commission of any of the acts, according to Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation (USJF). Kreep has been involved in several...
  • Need advice -- Network Attached Storage for home network

    02/25/2010 7:40:34 PM PST · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 29 replies · 616+ views
    February 25, 2010
    I'm planning to buy a network hard drive (1TB or more) for our home network. I am planning to use it as backup storage for our other home PCs. It doesn't need to be a music server or anything fancy like that. I've looked at various NAS options on Newegg, Buy.com, etc, and I see devices that vary in price by as much as $1000. Any advice on a make/model that is a reasonable combination of quality and price?
  • Top US Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban

    02/25/2010 6:04:49 PM PST · by Mr. Jazzy · 81 replies · 1,593+ views
    The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue. General James Conway told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he disagreed with Obama's plan to repeal the ban. "My best military advice to this committee, to the (defense) secretary, and to the president would be to keep the law such as it is."
  • Obama - Too Little, Too late, Too Cynical

    02/25/2010 4:09:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 608+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The United States may very well owe a crushing $20 trillion by 2020. And thus President Obama last week named a bipartisan commission to find ways to address our national debt. Such a Periclean response might sound sincere and worthwhile. But it comes 13 months into this administration -- and only after Obama added nearly $1.5 trillion in new borrowing in 2009. And by the time the new deficit commission submits its recommendations at the end of this year, the current 2010 budget will have put us out another $1.5 trillion. The president not that long ago ran on the...
  • Airmen train Afghan National Army Air Corps' first C-27 pilot

    02/25/2010 6:18:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 311+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Petty Officer 1st Class Elizabeth Burke, USN
    2/25/2010 - KABUL, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- An Afghan National Army Air Corps pilot became the first Afghan pilot qualified to fly the C-27 here Feb. 23. American Airmen helped train Afghan Lt. Faiz Ramaki as the Afghan National Army Air Corps' newest pilot on the Air Corps' newest aircraft. "He's very sharp," said Lt. Col. Paul Bedesem, a 538th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron Combined Air Power Transition Force instructor pilot. "He's very intelligent, a quick learner and he has good hands. Being able to coordinate the power controls and flight controls together on single engine patterns is very challenging and...
  • Drunk Mom Allegedly Runs Through School With Sword

    02/25/2010 5:35:10 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 54 replies · 1,646+ views
    cbsnews ^ | Feb. 25, 2010
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police said the mother of an elementary school student drank a 40 ounce bottle of malt liquor before brandishing a sword in her child's school. The woman, 32, apparently intended to confront the parents of another child who had been in a spitting match with her child the previous day....
  • The infiltration of the Libertarian movement by the FAR LEFT

    02/25/2010 5:04:17 PM PST · by The Conservative Monster · 35 replies · 700+ views
    http://theconservativemonster.com ^ | 2-22-10 | Steve Cooper
    Walter Brennan plays the part of a freestater! This is the BEST movie to show what is going on today in 2010. Cary Cooper: So there's gonna be a new order of things, huh? Everybody's gonna cut himself a nice, fat slice of the John Does, eh? (turns toward D. B.) You forgot one detail, Mr. Big Shotóyou forgot me, the prize stooge of the world. Why, if you or anybody else thinks he's gonna use the John Doe clubs for his own rotten purpose, he's gonna have to do it over my dead body! D. B. Now, hold on...
  • Epic Fail

    02/25/2010 7:39:18 PM PST · by myknowledge · 9 replies · 386+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | February 25, 2010
    Western efforts to halt Iranian nuclear weapons work continue to fail. Russia and China block any efforts in the UN to impose severe (banking and oil) sanctions that would cripple the Iranian economy. The Iranian government has kept its restive population under control, using its secret police and paramilitary forces to shut down any public protest or serious disruption. In the past year, the government has sped up its crackdown on the media, arresting nearly a hundred journalists and shutting down over a dozen media outlets. Hundreds of outspoken government opponents have been arrested since the demonstrations last June, and...
  • Biologists: Killer whales 'neurotic' in captivity

    02/25/2010 7:23:27 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 2,249+ views
    cnn ^ | February 25, 2010 9 | Elizabeth Landau
    Killer whales can weigh up to 22,000 pounds, and may be as long as 32 feet, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They often travel in groups of up to 50, being highly social. Confining such an enormous animal in an aquarium tank leads the animal to display neurotic behavior, experts say. "They get very stressed out," marine biologist Nancy Black of Monterey Bay Whale Watch said on CNN's "Larry King Live." SeaWorld whale trainer Dawn Brancheau, 40, died Wednesday from "multiple traumatic injuries and drowning" after a whale called Tilikum grabbed her ponytail and pulled her underwater...
  • 3 Homeland Security computers lost daily

    02/25/2010 6:55:30 PM PST · by Man50D · 20 replies · 435+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 25, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Federal documents obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that two divisions of the Department of Homeland Security – charged with assuring the integrity of U.S. borders and the safety of residents – lost nearly three computers every day for a year. But an official statement assures citizens that no "sensitive" data was lost.
  • Cuss-free week? Calif. lawmakers voting on it

    02/25/2010 7:22:03 PM PST · by cajuncow · 63 replies · 744+ views
    msnbc ^ | 2-25-10 | Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers have a history of trying to keep the state's air and waters clean. Now they're tackling language. The state Assembly passed a resolution Thursday calling for a statewide "Cuss Free Week," to occur annually during the first week of March. It next goes to the state Senate for a final vote on Monday.
  • Sarah gets her gun And a ricochet to history.

    02/25/2010 5:45:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies · 1,641+ views
    arktimes.com ^ | 25 February, 2010 | Jaman Matthews
    Sarah Palin has another gun—a Henry Big Boy .44 Magnum lever-action rifle, stamped with a unique serial number: PALIN-001. Engraved with the words, “Presented to Sarah Palin, February 16, 2010, Arkansas Republican Party,” the rifle was a gift to the former Alaska governor, who headlined a Republican Party fundraiser last week at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Palin made note of the gift in the opening lines of her speech. “I scored a .44 Magnum. It's beautiful, and I thank you,” she told the crowd, as if the people of Arkansas themselves had bored the barrel, carved the stock...
  • Mormon Expression - LDS apologist Jeff Lindsay audio

    02/23/2010 10:14:39 PM PST · by restornu · 143 replies · 875+ views
    Mormon Expression ^ | December 15, 2009
    Mormon ExpressionAudio An ongoing dialogue of all things Mormon Noted Mormon internet apologist Jeff Lindsay talks with the panel.
  • “Brown’s Betrayal” Highlights Principle Battle

    02/23/2010 2:31:26 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 12 replies · 365+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | February 23, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    This writer first became aware of Scott Brown crossing party lines to vote for Obama’s “jobs” bill when invited to join a Facebook group called “STOP Scott Brown!” The consensus of comments on the page concluded Brown had betrayed his declared principles by voting for what is widely regarded as another stimulus bill. AllahPundit of HotAir offers an alternative perspective: Well, look. Obviously he needs to signal the left-leaning indies back home who voted for him that he’ll break their way sometimes. Even armed with a huge war chest for 2012, he ain’t getting reelected as a party-line Republican. A...
  • Frogs and toads need road crossings, French say

    02/25/2010 7:49:59 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 32 replies · 426+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/26/2010
    An animal protection group is urging French authorities to build special crossings to save millions of frogs and toads from being squashed on the country's roads. "For frogs, toads and newts, the most visible cause of death is undoubtedly road traffic: the animals try to reach the damp areas they need to reproduce and are flattened by the million," the Association for the Protection of Wild Animals said on its website. The group's suggestions for reducing the death toll include advising drivers on areas where frogs and toads cross and lobbying local authorities to build tunnels to help them cross...
  • Review of "The Widow's Might" Movie (Vanity)

    02/25/2010 7:56:28 PM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 14 replies · 418+ views
    2-25-10 | me
    I just watched the movie "The Widow's Might" with my family and I wanted to give it a recommendation. We rented it from Netflix. It was a made by a group of homeschooling families for a film festival. From the Netflix cover "Outraged that exorbitant property taxes may drive widow Grace Jackson from her home, young moviemakers John and Cameron set out to win a major film festival by making a musical Western that draws attention to her plight. An adventure comedy rooted in the teaching of Jesus Christ.... The movie was well done with beautiful music and great cinematography....