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  • Vatican Bank boss fired over alleged mismanagement (Catholic Caucus)

    05/25/2012 1:43:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    cna ^ | May 25, 2012 | David Kerr
    Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, former president of the Vatican Bank. Vatican City, May 25, 2012 / 10:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The President of the Vatican Bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, has been fired from his post following a vote of no-confidence by the bank's supervisory board. “Over time this area had generated increasing worries among the members of the board and, despite repeated efforts to communicate these concerns to Professor Gotti Tedeschi, President of the Works of Religion, the situation deteriorated further,” read a communiqué issued by the Vatican May 25. “Following discussion of the issues, the board members voted unanimously in...
  • Marcellus Shale Job Program Turns Unskilled Into Shale Workers

    05/25/2012 1:32:46 PM PDT · by thackney · 15 replies
    Dow Jones via Rig Zone ^ | May 25, 2012 | Isabel Ordonez |
    Professor Byron Kohut helps hundreds of low-income adults land coveted jobs in the booming shale-gas industry in Pennsylvania. But only the tough need apply, he said. "If they are not physically capable of working outside, in bad weather, dangerous conditions, I scare them out of drilling," said Kohut, who coordinates a natural-gas job-training course at Westmoreland County Community College, about 40 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. "It's not easy work," Kohut said, adding that people with backgrounds in agriculture, construction and mechanics have a better shot at getting in. The community college's course, part of a workforce-development program funded by a...
  • Gangsta Tom Barrett

    05/25/2012 1:28:05 PM PDT · by bsdsan · 2 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Milwaukee Democrat Mayor Tom Barrett held a rally to recall Governor Scott Walker on May 19 at Washington Park in Milwaukee. Immediatly after Tom Barrett blasted Republicans for the so-called “War on Women” he turned the stage over to gangsta rapper Prophetic (aka “Proph”).
  • Unions angry with Democrats over lack of help in Wisconsin governor's recall (blame game begins)

    05/25/2012 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 25, 2012 | Cameron Joseph and Kevin Bogardus
    Top union officials are lashing out at Washington Democrats, claiming they haven't done enough to help them unseat Gov. Scott Walker (R) in Wisconsin's recall election. President Obama has been silent on the race since his campaign released a statement endorsing Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) immediately after his primary victory two weeks ago. The Obama campaign is helping Barrett with get-out-the-vote operations, but the president has not publicly mentioned the race. The Democratic National Committee has been similarly tight-fisted. The DNC sent out a fundraising email for Barrett, and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) will be in Wisconsin...
  • Britain can’t afford to fall for the charms of the false economics Messiah Paul Krugman

    05/25/2012 1:25:23 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 24 May 2012 | By Jeremy Warner
    The UK's fiscal consolidation was always likely to have a negative impact on output, at least in the short term. To make it work, the Government needed decent growth elsewhere in the world economy. Instead, it’s facing a hurricane. We look set to be broken by the storm. But fear not – salvation is at hand. Next week, there comes to these shores a Messiah, a prophet of great wisdom and understanding whose teachings promise to vanquish despair and “end this depression”. He is Prof Paul Krugman, a superstar polemicist who has been described by The Economist as “the most...
  • 9/11 ‘truther’ leading Egyptian presidential race (Islamofascist Abol Fotoh)

    05/25/2012 1:17:49 PM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    9/11 ‘truther’ leading Egyptian presidential race Washington Times, by Ben Birnbaum Posted By:Photoonist, 5/21/2012 6:26:06 PM An Islamist who believes that the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States were an American conspiracy is the front-runner in Egypt’s presidential race, a new poll shows. Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, formerly a leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, led the field of 13 candidates with 32 percent of the vote in a survey released Monday by the Washington-based Brookings Institution. (Snip) Mr. Trager, now with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, quoted Mr. Abolfotoh as saying: “It was too big an operation …. They...
  • I just voted and saw an Interesting trend

    05/25/2012 1:16:11 PM PDT · by mylife · 89 replies
    mylife | 5/25/12 | mylife
    <p>I just got back from voting in the Texas Primary. What I saw was the place was packed. There were 50% lines for the Republican primary and 50% lines for he Dem Primary.</p> <p>Guess what happened? No a soul on the Dem Primary line. Not a soul!</p>
  • Fear of independence

    05/25/2012 1:13:12 PM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 1 replies
    The Bookish Babe ^ | 4/17/2010 | unknown
    roups such as Code Pink, National Organization for Women and others within the feminist establishment share an implicit philosophy that holds that women are victims. I began thinking this through after reading a thought provoking book. Called The Cinderella Complex: Women’s Hidden Fear of Independence, writer Colette Dowling gives an in depth look at how women’s fear of independence, diminishes them. From reading this book, I believe that this fear has lasting implications for society. I found Dowling refreshing in laying the blame on women for not taking responsibility for their own lives. She states: Personal, psychological dependency-the deep wish...
  • We Finally Have a Document from Obama’s College Years — Sort Of

    05/25/2012 1:13:07 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    There are many who thought this day might never come: we finally have a document from Obama’s college years. Well, sort of. Let me explain before you look. The website Buzzfeed has unearthed a copy of a syllabus from a class Obama used to teach at, presumably, the University of Chicago. So while it’s not what many have been hoping for (transcripts from when Obama was taking classes), it is technically a document from his college years — the years he was teaching. The syllabus is for a class called “Voting Rights” from the winter of 2002. And guess what...
  • Pope's valet source of leaked documents? (Catholic Caucus)

    05/25/2012 1:10:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 25, 2012
    Vatican police have arrested the Pope's valet, reporting that he was discovered in possession of confidential documents, and are holding him for questioning. The director of the Vatican press office, Father Federico Lombardi, told reporters on May 25 that an investigation into a recent series of leaks had led the Vatican gendarmerie to a particular individual. The suspect was illegally holding confidential documents, he said. Although he did not identify the suspect, Vatican sources later confirmed reports that it was Paolo Gabriele, who has served as the Pope's valet for the past 6 years. As a member of the pontifical...
  • Will Fear Decide Texas Senate Race?

    05/25/2012 1:07:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 25, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    With the Texas state primary just days away, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is in the lead to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate, and according to some observers, one of the factors he has working in his favor is fear. In Texas, the lieutenant governorship is a hugely powerful position. Its occupant is the leader of the state senate, meaning he appoints committee chairmen and members, determines the order in which bills are taken up, and decides which committees get to handle specific pieces of legislation. At the very least, everyone has to be aware of the sway...
  • Who really invented ‘Moby’ trolling? Alinsky

    05/25/2012 1:06:59 PM PDT · by mnehring · 23 replies
    In blogosphere slang, a ‘Moby‘ is a particular kind of troll, namely a left-winger who posts right-wing extremist material on right-wing sites in order to discredit them. (This is somewhat distinct from a ‘concern troll‘, who seeks to sow dissension by posing as a concerned supporter.) The ‘Moby’ species of troll is named after the eponymous electronic music producer, who in February 2004 proposed this tactic and is supposed to have invented it. James Taranto, however, reminds us the tactic is anything but original. Food for thought comes from this passage from a Saul Alinsky biography, quoted by David Horowitz:”...
  • EU: Greece faces German future as euro exit looms

    05/25/2012 1:05:02 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/25/2012 | Emma Rowley, and Philip Aldrick
    Germany has reportedly drawn up a six-point plan to rescue Greece and the eurozone’s other failed economies in the same way East Germany was rebuilt after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to revitalise the eurozone’s weaker countries with a package of privatisations, according to German weekly Der Spiegel. This would be overseen by an agency modelled on the Treuhand or “trust agency” which sold off most of the East’s state-owned businesses. Berlin also wants to relax employment laws to bring them in line with the German model and to set up special economic zones to...
  • A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama

    05/25/2012 1:03:08 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 14 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/25/2012 | Gavon Laesigg
    Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story dealing with the elaborate drug culture surrounding the president when he attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Occidental College in Los Angeles. He inhaled. A lot.
  • Suspect Arraigned in Alleged Homicide of Riverhead Woman

    05/25/2012 1:02:09 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Riverhead Patch ^ | May 25,2012 | Lisa Finn
    Mirian Yohanna Garcia Mancilla's family faces her alleged killer in court on Friday morning. Tears streamed down the faces of family and friends of a woman found dead in Riverhead as they faced the man who allegedly killed her in a Riverside courtroom on Friday.
  • A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama

    05/25/2012 1:02:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 5/25/2012 | Gavon Laessig
    Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story dealing with the elaborate drug culture surrounding the president when he attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Occidental College in Los Angeles. He inhaled. A lot. A self-selected group of boys at Punahou School who loved basketball and good times called themselves the Choom Gang. Choom is a verb, meaning "to smoke marijuana."
  • Spain: Catalonia calls for help from central government to pay debts

    05/25/2012 12:56:05 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/25/2012 | Matthew Sparkes
    European stock markets tumbled and Spain's borrowing costs shot up as the country's wealthiest autonomous region, Catalonia, called for assistance from central government to pay its bills. Catalonia, which represents one fifth of the Spanish economy, has more than €13bn in debt to refinance this year “We don't mind how they do it if it allows us to have enough liquid assets in order to pay, and do it in time, because we all have bills to pay at the end of the month. And this has to be at an homogeneous cost: if not at the European average values,...
  • Priest Removed From Ministry Due To Sex Abuse Allegations Now Works At PHL

    05/25/2012 12:49:20 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 6 replies
    CBSPhilly ^ | 5/24/2012 | Ben Simmoneau
    The CBS 3 I-Team has learned that a Catholic priest who was removed from the ministry over sex abuse allegations now holds a sensitive security post at Philadelphia International Airport. The security checkpoint between Terminals D and E is a busy place where thousands of people – including lots of kids – pass through every day. But you might not believe who the I-Team observed working as a TSA supervisor at that checkpoint this week: Thomas Harkins. Until 2002, Harkins was a Catholic priest working at churches across South Jersey. But the Diocese of Camden removed him from ministry because...
  • (New Haven)N.H. center with Communist tenant to get state aid

    05/25/2012 12:48:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    A New Haven community center whose bid for a state rehabilitation grant stalled due to its ties with the Communist Party has apparently won the blessing of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration. Malloy's budget director, Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes, confirmed Thursday that the center's request for $300,000 to upgrade a facility that houses, arts, youth development, and other social service programs, would be placed on the commission's June 4 agenda. OPM sets the agenda for the bond commission, which is chaired by the governor, has sole authority to determine when -- if ever -- state government...
  • Homeland Security IG Investigates Fast and Furious

    05/25/2012 12:44:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    CBS News has learned a second Inspector General (IG) is investigating Operation Fast and Furious: Homeland Security. As CBS News previously reported, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had special agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) assigned to Fast and Furious, which was run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) out of Phoenix, Ariz. During that case and similar weapons trafficking operations, ATF allowed thousands of weapons to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The idea was to capture the "big fish" in a cartel. The strategy was called to an abrupt halt after...