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  • Krugman, Fingleton, and Japan (Krugman: Japan, now a role model)

    05/27/2012 5:24:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/26/12 | James Fallows
    Krugman, Fingleton, and Japan By James Fallows May 26 2012, 10:22 AM ET /snip This is a case I sympathize with, and have made various times -- for instance, in the Atlantic two years ago. I am sure that Fingleton has noticed that Paul Krugman, long a skeptic of the "Japan is stronger than it looks" view, now agrees. Or so a new interview with Martin Wolf in the FT suggests: The conversation turns to the Japanese crisis of the 1990s. In retrospect, I [Wolf] suggest, the Japanese seem to have managed the aftermath of their crisis quite well. He...
  • Doug McIntyre: L.A.'s Bag Sacks Common Sense

    05/27/2012 5:21:43 PM PDT · by Mark · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 5/27/12 | Doug McIntyre, Columnist
    If you get home delivery of this newspaper, and I hope you do, it arrives in a plastic bag. There's a reason for that. Despite Southern California's reputation for sunny weather, occasionally rain does fall. And then there's that pesky marine layer - the so-called June Gloom - plus your neighbor's poorly aimed sprinklers, and maybe even some residual tears after another early Lakers exit from the playoffs. So your newspaper needs protection. So do your rights. But the L.A. City Council doesn't believe you should have the right to choose paper or plastic when lugging your oatmeal and bran...
  • World's first live lip dub marriage proposal.

    05/27/2012 5:21:31 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Just for fun on a Sunday night, a very cute video of a marriage proposal...
  • (Lying, Hypocritical) Democratic leaders back Obama’s Bain strategy vs. Romney, acknowledge risks

    05/27/2012 5:12:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 5/27/2012 | By Amy Gardner and Philip Rucker
    After nearly two weeks of heated debate over whether President Obama should attack Republican Mitt Romney’s tenure at a private-equity firm, Democratic leaders across the country say they are largely united behind the strategy, even as some concede an uncertain outcome and new polls show Obama has lost ground nationally. The Democratic leaders, in numerous interviews over the last week, said they are hearing little or no resistance among the party faithful in their states to a strategy that Republicans have characterized as anti-capitalist. And Obama has no plans to back off; his campaign will roll out more stories in...
  • Tracing the political dividing lines over Gov. Scott Walker

    05/27/2012 5:10:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 5-27-12 | Craig Gilbert
    After 16 months of unimaginable discord, Wisconsin feels more divided than ever. But the underlying fault lines are not new. Gov. Scott Walker’s job performance is splitting the state along familiar political and demographic lines. Walker’s job rating is positive among men, married people, frequent church-goers, higher-income-earners, whites, non-union households and people without a college degree. Walker’s job rating is negative among women, people who aren’t married, people who don’t go to religious services, non-whites, lower-income-earners, union households, and people with a bachelors degree or higher. These patterns transcend the Wisconsin recall wars; they are basic features of today’s red-blue...
  • School Withholds Medication, Cites Rules

    05/27/2012 5:01:29 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 25 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Deltona (Florida) High School student Michael Rudi suffered a potentially life-threatening asthma attack while attending classes. Though an inhaler prescribed by Rudi’s doctor was available, the school nurse withheld it from him because the school could not locate a signed permission form from his parents. The school’s Director of Student Health Services, Cheryl Selesky, defended the nurse’s action saying that “it’s a matter of liability. If we allow him to medicate himself without having the proper papers filled out and he dies, the parents could sue us. If we follow our rules the blame for any ill consequences falls on...
  • Gun Talk Radio 5/27/12

    05/27/2012 4:59:33 PM PDT · by mylife · 67 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 5/27/12 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 5/27/12~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • FReeper Canteen ~ MEMORIAL DAY 2012 ~ May 28, 2012

    05/27/2012 4:59:01 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 110 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
        The FReeper Canteen Observes ------------------------Memorial Day 2012 ------------------------     HistoryMemorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet (see below) carried the dedication "To...
  • Obama refines economic pitch by focusing on steady jobs growth (Summer of Recovery IV?)

    05/27/2012 4:58:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/27/12 | Amie Parnes
    Obama refines economic pitch by focusing on steady jobs growthBy Amie Parnes - 05/27/12 04:30 PM ET Obama is highlighting job growth and a steep decline in the unemployment rate to convince voters his policies are working. President Obama’s campaign is highlighting job growth and a steep decline in the unemployment rate over the last year to sell the public on the idea that his economic policies are working. Obama’s greatest challenge this campaign cycle is convincing voters to give him another four years to try to improve the economy, the central issue of the 2012 campaign. Republican Mitt Romney...
  • Top 10 Reasons to Love Obama

    05/27/2012 4:55:04 PM PDT · by grumpa · 13 replies
    Off Grid Blogger blog ^ | May 26, 2012 | Off Grid Blogger
    Here are my Top 10 Reasons to Love Barack Obama: 1. He has brought Americans together. 2. He has put people back to work. 3. He has solved the debt crisis with his frugal spending on only legitimate functions of the federal government. 4. He has delivered on his promises of an open, transparent, and efficient bureaucracy. 5. He has enhanced relationships with America’s friends abroad. 6. He has terrified our enemies. 7. He has elevated Muslims and put those pesky Christians that cling to their guns and religion in their place. 8. He has strengthened the foundation of marriage....
  • USS Iowa on way to new home in Southern California

    05/27/2012 4:49:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    Google News ^ | 5/26/2012 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The USS Iowa — the iconic World War II-era battleship that once served as transport to President Franklin D. Roosevelt — left San Francisco Bay on Saturday on its way to its new home in Southern California. Surrounded by pleasure boats and other vessels, the 887-foot long, 58,000-ton battlewagon was towed through the bay and passed under the Golden Gate Bridge at about 2:30 p.m. Crowds watched from both sides of the bridge as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye provided an official escort and the San Francisco fireboat Phoenix led the way... The center's future...
  • The Speech Somewhere in England June 5th, 1944

    05/27/2012 4:45:08 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 20 replies
    Gen.George Patton
    The Speech Somewhere in England June 5th, 1944 "Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to...
  • The Chart Obama Want’s You To Forget

    05/27/2012 4:38:43 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-27-12 | Curt
    The chart Obama wants us all to forget about: Over the past 50 years, 10 U.S. presidents have made annual budget requests to Congress, projecting deficits both big and small. But no other president compares to Barack Obama when it comes to the size and scale of the current budget deficit facing the United States. The country is facing an 8.3 percent estimated average national deficit of a two-term Obama administration — the biggest of the past 50 years. By comparison, the current estimate for Obama is nearly double the percentage under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush —...
  • Bob Schieffer Asks Obama Senior Adviser Gibbs 'Whatever Happened to Hope and Change?'

    05/27/2012 4:35:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser Robert Gibbs certainly didn't expect this question when he agreed to go on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday. Right out of the gate host Bob Schieffer pressed his guest about all the negative ads the President's campaign is running until he finally asked, "Whatever happened to hope and change?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):VideoBOB SCHIEFFER: You know one of the refreshing changes when, when the President was elected, he talked about hope and change. Whatever happened to hope and change? Now, it seems he is just coming right out of the box with these...
  • NY State Senator Proposes Banning Anonymous Free Speech on the Net

    05/27/2012 4:18:16 PM PDT · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jason Mick
    All users posting to websites would have to post their real name and address, non-compliant posts would be axed When people think anonymity, Anonymous and their iconic Guy Fawkes masks often pop into mind these days. But long before the members of that controversial hacker collective were a mere twinkle in their mothers' eyes, another anti-authoritarian rabble-rouser was using anonymous protest to stir up revolt against a totalitarian ruling elite. His name was Thomas Paine, and his anonymously published work Common Sense helped ignite the colonists in revolution against Britain. I. Want to Post? Put Your Legal Name and Address...
  • Colin Powell: I Have 'No Problem' With Gay Marriage

    05/27/2012 3:53:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/24/12
    General Colin Powell said on Wednesday that he supports gay marriage, representing a turning point for the former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "I have no problem with it," Powell told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview. "In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that's called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country. And so I support the president's decision."
  • Democrats, losing ground in Wisconsin, play down recall election

    05/27/2012 3:44:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/27/12 | David Lauter
    Recent polls have pointed toward a victory for Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin’s June 5 recall election. But here’s the clearest evidence to date that national Democratic party officials believe their side is losing: Democratic officials are playing down the potential impact. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) insisted in a television interview that a loss for the Democratic candidate in the recall, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, wouldn't have any implications for other races, such as the presidential election. “I think, honestly, there aren’t going to be any repercussions,” Wasserman Schultz said on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program....
  • Tester-Moran Amendment to Block Use of Taxpayer Money to Lobby for UN Gun Ban Passes by Voice Vote

    05/27/2012 3:34:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 25, 2012 | NA
    As we reported last week, every gun owner concerned about the future of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms should be aware that the United Nations and the global gun eradication movement are attempting to eliminate our Second Amendment freedoms by drafting a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. This treaty would cover tanks, helicopters, and other heavy weapons but could also include civilian rifles, shotguns and handguns. The treaty's language will be finalized by the U.N. this July during a four week conference. In an attempt to thwart this serious threat to our sovereign rights and freedoms, earlier this year,...
  • How about a Tea Party in Charlotte during the DNC convention?

    05/27/2012 3:32:42 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 23 replies
    5-27-12 | Mamzelle
    So far, the Dems haven't decided to flee Charlotte. They are pretty close to a lot of us in the South. Are there any parties planned? Could be fun...
  • Greece: Social security debts threaten standstill in health sector

    05/27/2012 3:32:16 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies ^ | Sunday May 27, 2012 (23:05) | By Penny Bouloutza
    The provision of primary medical care and medicines to about 9 million people is at risk of collapse due to the accumulated debts of the National Organization for the Provision of Health Services (EOPPY), as the government has reneged on its promise to settle all arrears to private suppliers of the old insurance funds that now comprise EOPPY by the end of March, totalling 1.7 billion euros. Pharmacists last week decided to indefinitely suspend dispensing medicines on credit, protesting the accumulation of debts of 540 million euros for prescriptions up to March. The insured now have to pay themselves for...
  • Walter Williams Column: Should Black People Tolerate This ?

    05/27/2012 3:29:03 PM PDT · by Psalm_2 · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2012 | Walter Williams
    Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. Using the 94 percent figure means that 262,621 were murdered by other blacks. Though blacks are 13 percent of the nation's population, they account for more than 50 percent of homicide victims. Nationally, black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities, it's 22 times that of whites. Coupled with being most of the nation's homicide victims, blacks are most...
  • Greece: General payments freeze takes hold

    05/27/2012 3:24:34 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies | Sunday May 27, 2012 (23:05) | By Vassilis Ziras
    Political uncertainty and fears of a Greek eurozone exit that have recently come on top of the protracted recession and choking lack of liquidity seem to have accelerated the downturn in the real economy, which is near crash condition. Together the rise of the black economy and the freeze in payments, the clearest sign of disintegration is in public revenue collection. After showing a timid rise in the beginning of May, it nosedived right after the May 6 elections. By May 20 the fall was in the order of 20 percent, with taxpayers putting off paying dues and the practice...
  • Numbers in High-Income Tax Bracket Decline

    05/27/2012 3:18:32 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 25, 2012 | SIOBHAN HUGHES
    The number of taxpayers making more than $200,000 declined in 2009 for the second straight year, government figures Friday showed, with almost four million American filers falling into the category of people who are at the most risk of facing higher tax rates at year's end. The Internal Revenue Service said 3.92 million individual-income tax returns reported adjusted gross income of $200,000 a year or more in 2009. The peak year was 2007, when almost 4.54 million Americans fell into the highest income category. President Barack Obama has proposed that Bush-era tax cuts should expire for households making more than...
  • Iran Hints It Could Stop Enrichment at 20%

    05/27/2012 3:07:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/12 | Gil Ronen
    Iran may agree to negotiate its ongoing enrichment of uranium to higher levels if the West recognizes it has the "right" to do so for peaceful purposes, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday, according to a report by Iranian news agency IRNA. However, another news agency quotes the spokesman differently. "If Western countries (accept) that our 20 percent enrichment program is peaceful and then ask us not to do it, the Islamic Republic of Iran will think about their demand," Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted by IRNA as saying. Iran previously rejected the demand to stop higher level enrichment and...
  • Arlington National Cemetery—A Memorial Day Tribute

    05/27/2012 3:00:29 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 13 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | May 27, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The world famous Arlington National Cemetery in located in the shadow of the Custis-Lee Mansion (Arlington House) that was home to General Robert E. Lee and family until 1861 at the beginning of the War Between the States.
  • Video: House Republican Candidates Brian Kalk And Kevin Cramer Debate

    05/27/2012 2:59:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    Say Anything ^ | May 17, 2012 | Rob Port
    North Dakota’s House race saw several debates between the half-dozen candidates pre-convention, but now that the field has been narrowed to two candidates for the primary election I thought it would be useful to have them sit down and engage one another again. Both Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk were gracious enough to join me for what was supposed to be 30 minutes of questions and discussions but turned out to be more like an hour. Here’s the result: For all the rancor that some perceive as surrounding this race, both candidates were very cordial and agreed on most things...
  • Don't Miss Your Chance to Crash Obama's Feedback Page

    05/27/2012 2:59:03 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 42 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/27/12 | Aurelius
    The Obama campaign machine is ramping up, after going six consecutive years without taking a break. Today, they are offering people the opportunity to voice their feedback on the President's job performance. Obviously, they've only sent this email to supporters. However, we've got the link for anyone to voice their real opinion. Tired of Obama's blame and hype? Tired of his lies and debt? Crash Obama's feedback page and let them know the truth. The best part is that they actually have text boxes where you can enter your own opinions instead of mindlessly choosing between Obama's "accomplishments." So, go...
  • Matalin: Religious liberty is the issue at stake in the HHS mandate

    05/27/2012 2:41:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 27, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama White House and its allies in the media continue to pretend that the controversy over the HHS mandate is all about keeping women from accessing birth control, a claim that’s absurd on its face. For instance, Obama appeared in Iowa on Thursday and tossed out this bit of demagoguery: We don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or getting rid of Planned Parenthood — (applause) — or taking away affordable birth control. No one is trying to take away “affordable birth control.” For that matter, no one is attempting to “get rid” of...
  • Of new U.S. veterans, almost half seek disability aid

    05/27/2012 2:36:53 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 63 replies
    AP ^ | 5-27-12 | Marilynn Marchione
    America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. That is more than double the estimate of 21 percent who filed such claims after the Gulf War in the early 1990s, top government officials said. What's more, these new veterans are claiming eight to nine ailments on average, and the most recent ones...
  • Adventures in Politicking II : No Shot

    05/27/2012 2:34:45 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 1 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 27, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Repetitious Rhetoric vs. Genuine PoliciesBy: Larry Walker, Jr.According to Barack Obama, “the President’s job is to make sure everyone has a fair shot." But as I explained in Part I, the United States Constitution declares that a President’s real job is, “to the best of his/her Ability, to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Whether or not Mr. Obama has abided by the true standard will soon be revealed, with the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare. However, when judged according to his self-contrived measure, based upon his job performance to-date, Mr. Obama’s policies actually ensure that...
  • Alabama Media Group: Changes coming to your newspapers, and your online coverage, this fall

    05/27/2012 2:22:47 PM PDT · by suthener · 18 replies ^ | Friday, May 25, 2012 | staff
    A new digitally focused media company — the Alabama Media Group, which will include The Birmingham News, the Press-Register of Mobile, The Huntsville Times and — will launch this fall to serve readers and advertisers across the state, according to Cindy Martin, who will become president of the new organization. Break The Alabama Media Group will dramatically expand its news-gathering efforts around the clock, seven days a week, while offering enhanced printed newspapers on a schedule of three days a week. The newspapers will be home-delivered and sold in stores on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays only.
  • Reality Check: Entitlement Spending Dwarfs Wars Since 2001

    05/27/2012 2:21:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | May 27, 2012 | Kate Hicks
    Some bad news for the vehement anti-war set: they've lost the spending argument. A new chart reveals that in the last decade, spending on national security, Iraq, and Afghanistan combined paled in comparison to entitlement spending -- 19% to 65%, respectively. Over to you, infographic: "About 65 percent of federal expenditures over the last ten years have gone towards entitlements,"Paul Miller writes. "By comparison, about 15 percent has gone towards national defense, excluding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iraq has cost three percent, and only about one percent has gone towards the war in Afghanistan (including the cost of...
  • Can I say this? (Pat Condell delivers an outstanding broadside to islamofascism and Saudi Arabia)

    05/27/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 27, 2012 | Pat Condell
    This is a video posting; please click on the YouTube link above.
  • Arlington's Martin High School graduating class may set record for twins and triplets

    05/27/2012 2:15:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | May 25, 2012 | BY SHIRLEY JINKINS
    Forty-two of the 827 seniors preparing to graduate next week are twins or triplets, and that makes the Class of 2012 a possible Guinness world record holder for the most multiple-birth students in a graduating class. Martin's 18 sets of twins and two sets of triplets top the current record holders, a 2011 class in Iowa with 14 sets of twins and three sets of triplets.
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 5/27 7-11pm est

    05/27/2012 2:15:04 PM PDT · by Vision · 38 replies
    WAMU ^ | 5/27/12 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs... Listen Live Info
  • Illinois to fix Medicaid shortfall by promoting smoking

    05/27/2012 2:04:30 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 26, 2012 | Jazz Shaw
    No, this isn’t a story about Mark Block. Out in the Land of Lincoln, the state is facing a serious shortfall in their Medicaid funding. (A story which is being repeated across the nation, in case you haven’t been keeping score.) But the Governor has a plan! Fear not, citizens. We’ll raise the money to help people with their medical bills by counting on people smoking more. What could possibly go wrong?
  • PA's Shechem Governor to UN: Please Intervene

    05/27/2012 1:41:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/12 | Gil Ronen
    The District Governor of the Shechem (Nablus) District in the Palestinian Authority called upon the international community Sunday to intervene quickly and provide the Palestinian Authority with protection from Jews. AlBakri warned that "The ongoing aggressiveness of the settlers will lead to violence in the entire region, the results of which cannot be predicted. The continued violence by settlers requires international intervention, he argued. He said that the Jews are interested in "widening" the cycle of violence in the summertime, in order to cause Arab farmers financial losses. "The escalation in attacks by settlers would not have occurred were it...
  • Europe's Maquina Infernal has crippled Spain

    05/27/2012 1:38:38 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/27/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Spain is spiralling into the vortex of debt-deflation. This has nothing to do with Greece. It is not the result of fiscal extravagance over the past decade, or other such Wagnerian myths. The country’s collapse is the mathematically certain - and widely predicted - result of ferocious monetary and fiscal contraction on an economy struggling to deal with a housing bust. In Spain, unemployment has reached 24.4pc, or 32pc in Extremadura. More than 1.5m households have no earner at all Monetary tightening by the European Central Bank caused Spanish real M1 deposits to fall at an 8pc rate in mid-to-late...
  • Apache's 30mm Cannon Takes Out Insurgents and their Truck(Great Video At Link)

    05/27/2012 1:30:50 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 39 replies
    The Hellfire Missile is great, but personally, I love it when the 30mm Chain Gun is employed. The first few shots may miss some of the bad guys, so they try to run away, praying to Allah for "mercy" the whole time. But then, they all die tired and breathless, knowing Allah has failed them. Actually, not all die, but it's always great to leave a few survivors to tell everyone else what happens when you mess with Army Aviation.
  • Before a calendar change, mankind will have witnessed the financial collapse.

    05/27/2012 1:28:35 PM PDT · by stpio · 28 replies ^ | May 22, 2012 | Our Lord to a Catholic seer
    In the most recent messages, three times, the words "financial collapse." To: Jennifer 5/22/12 7:43 PM My child, I say to My children that mankind relies too much upon himself and it is there that you become the victim of your own sinfulness. Heed to the Commandments My children for they are your entrance into the kingdom. I weep today My children but it is those who are failing to heed to My warnings that will weep tomorrow. The winds of spring will turn into the rising dust of summer as the world will begin to look more like a...
  • Imprisoned ex-congressman Cunningham wants gun rights restored upon release

    05/27/2012 1:11:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 61 replies ^ | 5/27/12 | AP
    The now-70-year-old Cunningham wrote that he plans to live with his brother and mother in rural Arkansas after his prison release. He said he wants to restore his gun rights so he can hunt and compete in sport shooting contests.
  • Obama and the Wisconsin Recall

    05/27/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT · by bsdsan · 14 replies
    It's all about him. Only half webpage down is the recall referenced, but of course, only in terms of himself. Wisconsin has a critical election in a little over two weeks, and we are organizing to help the state chart a new course, and ensure that what happened to this state does not happen to our country in November.
  • Farmers scrambling to find harvest labor

    05/27/2012 1:02:28 PM PDT · by thecodont · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Stacy Finz
    Skip Foppiano of Morada Produce is praying for cool weather. The San Joaquin County grower and packer is thick into cherry harvest season and is short on labor - 20 to 30 percent fewer pickers than he had last year. If it gets too hot, his smaller-than-usual workforce won't have time to get all the cherries off the trees before they rot. Farmers across California are experiencing the same problem: Seasonal workers who have been coming for decades to help with the harvest, planting and pruning have dropped off in recent years. With immigration crackdowns, an aging Mexican population, drug...
  • Special Report: Preparing for Disaster - Part 2

    05/27/2012 12:55:43 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 53 replies
    FOX10TV ^ | May 24, 2012 | Hal Scheurich
    In some way, we all prepare for the diversity and changes life is sure to throw at us. But, some put a lot more thought and effort into it than others. They call themselves “preppers” and there are many living among us. When disaster strikes, they’re ready for the worst-case scenarios. In part one of Preparing for Disaster; we introduced you to Justin Teet. Teet lives in a heavily populated suburb of Mobile and is ready to “bug out” if disaster strikes. He has stockpiled provisions for his family, but with a panicked population, he feels the best place for...
  • 2nd Quarter FReepathon New Monthly Donor Campaign

    05/27/2012 12:48:39 PM PDT · by onyx · 39 replies
    Free Republic, The Premiere Conservative Grassroots Online Forum | May 27, 2012 | onyx
    New Monthly Donor Campaign During our 1st Quarter FReepathon 145 FReepers and former Readers (Lurkers) became New Monthly Donors, so that meant our generous FReeper Sponsors kicked in an additional $1,450!! Our New Monthly Donor Campaign for our 2nd Quarter FReepathon is already into Round #7! Seventy-Three FReepers are already New Monthly Donors!!! Wonderful and very generous FReeper Sponsors have and continue to donate $10 for every New Monthly Donor. In fact, they have PRE-PAID for the next Forty-Seven New Monthly Donors!! Plus super generous FReeper RonC has already donated $25 for the five New Dollar-A-Day Donors! This added...
  • 2nd Quarter FReepathon New Monthly Donor Campaign

    05/27/2012 12:48:38 PM PDT · by onyx · 1 replies
    Free Republic, The Premiere Conservative Grassroots Online Forum | May 27, 2012 | onyx
    New Monthly Donor Campaign During our 1st Quarter FReepathon 145 FReepers and former Readers (Lurkers) became New Monthly Donors, so that meant our generous FReeper Sponsors kicked in an additional $1,450!! Our New Monthly Donor Campaign for our 2nd Quarter FReepathon is already into Round #7! Seventy-Three FReepers are already New Monthly Donors!!! Wonderful and very generous FReeper Sponsors have and continue to donate $10 for every New Monthly Donor. In fact, they have PRE-PAID for the next Forty-Seven New Monthly Donors!! Plus super generous FReeper RonC has already donated $25 for the five New Dollar-A-Day Donors! This added...
  • Colin Powell: Ronald Reagan Could “Probably” Get Elected If He Were Running Today

    05/27/2012 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 33 replies
    rightnewz ^ | 5/27/12 | powell
    The Great Ronald Reagan, who carried 44 states in 1980 and 49 states in 1984 could ‘probably’ get elected today so-called Republican Colin Powell, who endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 says in an interview with Jay Leno. Powell also believes to get anything done today, we must compromise. 'we must listen to the other guy'...not attack. (2 videos)
  • Prospect Park’s ‘Ghost Dog’ finally captured after four years of feral survival

    05/27/2012 12:46:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    NYP ^ | May 27, 2012 | SARA STEWART
    ’Tis no legend — the beast is real! For four years, a hulking brown and black mastiff has been living on the lam in the woods of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, regularly glimpsed by visitors, but melting away whenever officials were called — earning him the nickname “Ghost Dog.” Until now. Sean Casey, owner of a Kensington animal shelter, finally apprehended the gentle giant this month: “I think he was ready to come in,” he says, adding that Ghost Dog had been acting differently over the past two weeks, limping noticeably and lying down out in the open. Until that point,...
  • President Blames Deficit on “Greedy Taxpayers”

    05/27/2012 12:41:57 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Despite running up federal deficits at a faster pace than any previous president, Obama says he is not at fault. “Deficits aren’t the result of spending alone,” the President pointed out. “Deficits occur when there is a gap between spending and revenue. If you look at the trends for both you will see that it is the revenue line that has flattened while the spending line has remained pretty much on track with prior periods.” Of course revenues aren’t keeping up because taxpayer earnings aren’t keeping up. Business profits are down. Employees have been thrown out of work. The base...
  • Obama leaves press pool behind after day of golf

    05/27/2012 12:27:24 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 5/26/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Obama departed Joint Base Andrews following a round of golf Saturday afternoon, but the press pool tracking his every movement got left behind as the president headed back to the White House. The vans carrying the reporters and photographers who rotate through following the president are generally at the tail end of his motorcade but, on Saturday, they were about 10 minutes behind Obama's car. The protective pool, as it's sometimes called, is meant to follow the president as he moves from place to place, to convey news to other journalists and to, in the case of catastrophe, convey...