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  • How Shale Energy Reshapes American Security

    05/04/2013 9:51:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The National Interest ^ | May 3, 2013 | Roger Howard
    The shale revolution hit America and the world with such speed and suddenness that it surprised almost everyone—investors, businessmen, economists and politicians. Soon the implications of this dramatic development seeped into the national consciousness and spread optimism that the United States could ride it to a wave of prosperity. And the new techniques for extracting "unconventional" oil and gas from shale rock, which America possesses in such abundance, do indeed pose prospects for an economic boom. They also pose prospects for changes in the defense posture of many nations. Anything of value that a nation possesses must be protected, and...
  • North Texans Spend Millions On Non-Existent Federal Taxes

    NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11) – No one enjoys paying taxes. But everybody has to do it… or do they? CBS 11’s I-Team has obtained a study that says Oncor, the giant electric utility company in North Texas, is collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from customers for federal taxes that don’t exist. “Since 2008, they have collected $500 million for the purpose of paying taxes on their income,” said Randy Moravec, executive director of the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power, a coalition of member cities – including Arlington, Plano and Frisco – that works toward finding the lowest rates for...
  • Interesting cartoon from a very unlikely source

    05/04/2013 9:06:11 PM PDT · by sakic · 17 replies
    Ted Rall Blog ^ | 5-3-13 | Ted Rall
    Interesting cartoon from a very unlikely source
  • Saudi National in Colorado Prison may have himself a Bank Account problem

    05/04/2013 8:42:23 PM PDT · by cutty · 16 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | May 4, 2013
    We’re beginning to learn some details about why there has been renewed interest in a Saudi national serving an 8 years-to-life prison sentence in Colorado for enslaving and sexually assaulting an Indonesian minor. Some of those details appear to involve Homaidan al-Turki’s large bank account, coupled with large purchases at the prison canteen that couldn’t have possibly been solely for himself. Al-Turki was briefly a person of interest after the murder of Colorado’s prison chief Tom Clements on March 19th. One week earlier, al-Turki’s request to be transferred to Saudi Arabia had been denied by Clements. That interest seemed to...
  • Gun Control Advocates in Hysterics over Fading Chances of Legislation

    05/04/2013 8:38:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 4, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun control advocates are in hysterics, using frenzied, emotional attacks against Senators who opposed gun control last month in hopes of changing the momentum. This explains why Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) has been targeted in New Hampshire, and it's why Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have been targeting Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in Kentucky. Staunch gun control supporters saw Sandy Hook Elementary as their opportunity to secure more gun laws, but now they see that opportunity fading away....
  • Israeli rockets strike Damascus military site - reports (Videos)

    05/04/2013 8:37:07 PM PDT · by silentknight · 74 replies
    RT News ^ | Published time: May 05, 2013 00:02 | Staff
    <p>Fresh strikes in Syria. Large explosions reported in Damascus and in northern Syria.</p>
  • Obama offers Fast and Furious opportunities to Conservatives at NRA Convention (so far, no takers)

    05/04/2013 8:36:46 PM PDT · by cutty · 8 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | May 4, 2013 | Ben Barrack
    On the same day that the 2013 NRA Convention began in Houston, TX Barack Obama was in Mexico telling an audience that “most of the guns used to commit violent crimes here in Mexico, come from the United States.” What he didn’t tell that audience was that his administration is responsible for Operation Fast and Furious, a program in which the ATF told reluctant gun store owners to sell high-powered guns to bad guys who would then ‘walk’ those guns to drug cartels in Mexico. Yet, Republicans and gun rights activists have avoided bludgeoning those in the administration and on...
  • New South African farmers team up with predecessors

    05/04/2013 8:35:52 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 19, 2013 | Olivia Kumwenda
    MALELANE, South Africa, April 19 (Reuters) - Reclaiming land seized during white minority rule was a dream come true for black families in the South African farming town of Malelane. But the community had no farming experience, equipment, money or market access. In search of a plan for its 3,300 hectares (8,150 acres) of sugarcane land, it agreed a joint venture with the whites who had owned the land before. Land reform is a sensitive issue in South Africa, where some politicians are demanding a forced redistribution of white-owned farms along the lines of neighbouring Zimbabwe and twice as many...
  • Pope Francis Urges Bishops to Deny Communion to Pro-Abortion Catholics

    05/04/2013 8:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | May 4, 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Pope Francis has directed the bishops of Argentina, his home country, to govern the Church there following a document that makes clear that holy communion should be disallowed for any person who facilitates abortion, including politicians. “These are the guidelines we need for this time in history,” the pope wrote to the bishops. According to LifeSiteNews, Pope Francis emphasized use of the Aparecida Document as a framework in a letter to the Argentine Assembly of Bishops sent in late March. In 2007, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio--now Pope Francis--first presented the document on behalf of the bishops of Latin America. Cardinal Bergoglio...
  • The Foreign Rioters We Cannot Deport Because Of Their 'Right To Family Life'

    05/04/2013 8:26:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 04, 2013 | David Barrett
    The Foreign Rioters We Cannot Deport Because Of Their 'Right To Family Life' Two foreign criminals jailed for their part in English riots have been allowed to stay in this country because of their "right to family life" under the Human Rights Act. Rioting in London in 2011 was used by Ubong-Luke Nkanta, bottom, to commit burglary. TS, top, took part in copycat riots in Buckinghamshire By David Barrett The Telegraph can reveal for the first time how the two rioters - who were both made an example of by the criminal courts for their roles in the 2011 disorder...
  • Gerbils strut their stuff at New England pageant

    05/04/2013 8:22:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 65 replies
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | May 4, 2013 | RODRIQUE NGOWI
    BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The American Gerbil Society’s annual pageant brought dozens of rodents scurrying to New England this weekend for a chance to win ‘‘top gerbil.’’ The Bedford competition called for agility demonstrations in which the gerbils must overcome obstacles and race to the end of a course. Breeders of the small animals vie for coveted ribbons based on body type and agility. ‘‘A male gerbil should be a good, strong, hefty-looking gerbil,’’ said Libby Hanna, president of the American Gerbil Society. ‘‘If you are going to think of it in human terms, you might think of a football...
  • Bill allows for $150M in grants to sign up illegal immigrants to become citizens

    05/04/2013 8:20:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2013
    A Washington group is criticizing the Senate immigration bill because it allows for up to $150 million for organizations to advertise citizenship opportunities and to help illegal immigrants sign up to become citizens. The nonpartisan Center for Immigration Services calls the money “slush funds” and earlier this week cited several concerns -- particularly that the money can go to the same groups that helped craft the legislation and that the spending appears to have no cap or oversight. “It’s virtually a blank check,” Jon Feere, a Center for Immigration Services legal policy analyst, told FoxNews.com. “And the groups that helped...
  • Assad "to declare war" on Israel following fresh airstrikes

    05/04/2013 8:07:27 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 114 replies
    Following evidence of chemical warfare and an increasinly reticent US position, Israel has in recent days taken widely reported steps to neutralise threats emanating from within civil war-torn Syria. While strikes from Lebanese airspace this weekend are not thought to have been on chemical weapons caches, the recent Israeli intelligence regarding the use of such weaponry is thought to have spurred on a round of strikes, including the latest just hours ago. The Syrian state news agency SANA, citing initial reports, said early Sunday that Israeli missiles struck a military research center near the capital Damascus. Syrian state television has...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-05-13, Sixth Sunday of Easter

    05/04/2013 8:00:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-05-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 5, 2013   Sixth Sunday of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers,“Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice,you cannot be saved.”Because there arose no little dissension and debateby Paul and Barnabas with them,it was decided that Paul, Barnabas, and some of the othersshould go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and eldersabout this question. The apostles and elders, in agreement with the whole church,decided to choose representativesand to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas.The ones chosen were Judas, who was called Barsabbas,and...
  • Polls show Gomez closing on Markey days after Massachusetts Senate primary

    05/04/2013 7:54:59 PM PDT · by topher · 73 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 4, 2013 | FoxNews
    Polls show Gomez closing on Markey days after Massachusetts Senate primary Two new polls have Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate for a Senate seat out of Massachusetts, within single-digits of the front-running Democratic candidate -- just days after the Tuesday primaries.
  • British National Archives show a son was born to Obama Sr. in 1961 in Kenya

    05/04/2013 7:35:39 PM PDT · by bgill · 185 replies
    gopthedailydose ^ | May 4, 2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    On April 18, 2012, the BNA released the first batch of thousands of “lost” colonial-era files believed to have been destroyed, including files on Britain’s former colony of Kenya. Reporters at the UK’s The Guardian were among the first who looked at some of the newly released colonial files. They found that the name of Barack Obama (henceforth, Obama Sr.), the father of the POS in the White House, is on the top of a list of names revealed in a hitherto secret British colonial file of Kenyans studying in the United States.
  • States fear losing aid for 'uninsurables' [Obamacare more expensive that what Obama promised]

    05/04/2013 7:34:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 4, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say. The root of the problem is that the federal health care law capped spending on the program at $5 billion, and the money is running out because the beneficiaries turned out to be costlier to care for than expected.
  • Incredible POV Video of Peregrine Falcon Killing a Duck in Mid Air

    05/04/2013 7:28:53 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | MAY 04.2013 | DL Cade
    The Peregrine Falcon, also known as the Duck Hawk (a fact you won’t soon forget after watching this video), is a spectacular bird of prey. Claiming the title of fastest member of the animal kingdom, a Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds in excess of 200mph during its characteristic high-speed hunting dives — take that cheetah.
  • Israel is bombing Syria

    05/04/2013 7:26:23 PM PDT · by silentknight · 117 replies
    5/04/13
    Reports are coming out of Syria of multiple large explosions.
  • States: 'Blindsided' by plan to shift costs of 'uninsurables' to them under ObamaCare

    05/04/2013 7:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say. At risk is the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a transition program that's become a lifeline for the so-called uninsurables -- people with serious medical conditions who can't get coverage elsewhere. The program helps bridge the gap for those patients until next year, when under the new law insurance companies will be required to accept people regardless of their medical problems....
  • Palin Shows She Can Still Capture ‘The Moment’

    05/04/2013 7:07:29 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    PJMedia ^ | Saturday May 4, 2013 | Rick Moran
    Political oratory is a dying art form that few are good at and even fewer master. But since her arrival on the national stage in 2008, Sarah Palin has proven to be a practitioner of a very special brand of oratory that has its roots in the plain speaking prairie populists of the late 19th and early 20th century. Fighting established interests, damning the elites who they felt were responsible for the terrible rural poverty of the time, prairie populism swept through the heartland, roiling politics and giving a sense of empowerment to people as they battled the east coast...
  • John Maynard Keynes had it all wrong because he was gay and childless says Harvard professor

    05/04/2013 7:07:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 126 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 4, 2013
    A Harvard professor took to the podium at a finance conference Friday and called major influencer of modern economics John Maynard Keynes wrong about his philosophies because he was gay and childless. During a question and answer session in Carlsbad, California, well-known historian Niall Ferguson was asked how he felt about the theories of English economist John Maynard Keynes versus those of Edmund Burke. What the prominent Obama critic said in response hushed the crowd of over 500. According to Tom Kostigen, editor-at-large of Financial Advisor magazine, Ferguson made it clear that he believed Keynes was uninterested in the what...
  • Drunk Shooting Victim Unable To Tell Officials How He Got Wounded

    05/04/2013 6:59:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | May 4, 2013 4:37 PM
    POMONA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities in Pomona are hoping the public can tell them how a very drunk shooting victim got wounded. Tommy Dominquez, 41, was shot once in the lower extremities but has been unable to tell investigators how he was hurt. Officials say Dominquez will survive his gunshot wound and believe he was possibly shot in front of a bar. Authorities got a call just after 1:30 a.m. from Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center where Dominguez was taken by private vehicle. Officials went to the alleged scene of the shooting — the 1200 block of East Missing Boulevard —...
  • AK-47-Wielding Gunman Fires 37 Times at Shocked Cops During Routine Traffic Stop

    05/04/2013 6:56:42 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 100 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 4, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    Terrifying dash-cam footage captures the moment a crazed motorist opened fire with an AK-47 rifle at police officers who had just pulled him over for a minor traffic violation in Middlefield, Ohio. James Gilkerson, 42, exited his parked car and then fired 37 shots at the officers and their patrol car, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. Officers Erin Thomas and Brandon Savage returned fire, killing Gilkerson.
  • White House maintains sequester (Hussein's idea) hurting economy no matter what jobs reports say

    05/04/2013 6:51:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/03/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Two months after the sequester slashed spending across the federal government, the latest jobs report shows the economy is still adding jobs and unemployment is going down. When asked aboard Air Force One Friday if that indicates the economy can withstand the cuts or if it is too soon to tell, White House press secretary Jay Carney maintained the cuts are harming the economy, despite the jobs numbers. "You know, what we know as a general principle going forward, is that every time we get data, no matter what it says, we will know that it would have been better...
  • Interrogated Canadian Jihadist Told Russians About Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    05/04/2013 6:50:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 4, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Terrorist William Plotnikov carries weapons in this undated photo released by Dagestani branch of the Russian Federal Security Service. Canadian jihadist William Plotnikov told Russian officials about American Tameraln Tsarnaev during interrogations two years ago. The Boston Herald reported: A slain Canadian jihadi gave Russian counter-terrorism agents the tip that put alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev on their radar two years ago, Bay State U.S. Rep. William R. Keating confirmed yesterday — raising questions about whether Tsarnaev’s direct link to the known militant was ever passed on to the FBI or local authorities. Keating told the Herald yesterday his...
  • Delaware General Assembly votes on 'gay marriage' this Tuesday. It's down to one vote in Senate!

    05/04/2013 6:49:07 PM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 05/04/2013 | n/a
    This Tuesday, May 7, "gay marriage" in Delaware comes down to the final showdown when the state Senate votes on the "gay marriage" bill. It passed the House last week. At this point it's very close. We're told it's down to one vote in the Senate - and the lobbying on both sides is furious.
  • Judges rule to destroy homeschoolers' family

    05/04/2013 6:44:20 PM PDT · by wesagain · 27 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 4, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    The justices of the Supreme Court of Sweden have finished the destruction of a family that was begun in their lower courts, rejecting an appeal of a ruling that permanently separated a young boy from his parents because he was being homeschooled. “In a perfunctory order the Swedish Supreme Court rejected a desperate appeal by Christer and Annie Johansson, parents of Domenic Johansson, who was torn from his parents while minutes from takeoff on an international flight as the family prepared to move to India,” said a report from the Home School Legal Defense Association, which along with a team...
  • NRA president: Obama ‘motivated by revenge’

    05/04/2013 6:35:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/4/2013 | Patrick Howley
    Newly elected National Rifle Association president Jim Porter said that “revenge is what is motivating” President Obama’s second-term push to for new gun control regulations. Porter, an attorney from Alabama, made his remarks at the annual NRA leadership conference in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. “Last fall just before the elections, as community organizer-in-chief, President Obama demanded that his followers extract [sic] revenge. I can’t remember a president ever publicly using that word against fellow Americans,” Porter said. ”And revenge is what is motivating the president’s unremitting attacks on gun owners today.” “Just look at his reaction to his defeat in...
  • Pakistan elections: How the tax man was forced out—for being too good at his job

    05/04/2013 6:28:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:00PM BST 04 May 2013 | Rob Crilly
    In a country where almost no one pays income tax, including more than two thirds of MPs, it only took seven months for Ali Arshad Hakeem to become a hated man. As Pakistan’s newly minted chief taxman, he built a database designed to monitor the spending habits of millions of people, and work out how much tax they owed. … This quiet, technocratic revolution came to a juddering halt last month, when Mr. Hakeem was suspended by judges over allegations that his appointment breached government rules that demand each job be filled from a shortlist of three. In Pakistan’s murky...
  • Maher: Obama Would Still Be a Community Organizer If He’d Been Busted for Smoking Pot

    05/04/2013 6:26:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 4, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Bill Maher said something on HBO's Real Time Friday that Barack Obama's fans in the media didn't consider when they promoted the former junior senator from Illinois to the White House. "This president wouldn't be president if they had caught him" smoking pot. "He'd still be a community organizer" (video follows with transcript and commentary): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoPyLWWxNj4During the panel discussion, Maher brought up a joke Obama told at last weekend's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. "He said, ‘The media landscape is changing so rapidly you can't keep up with it. I remember when BuzzFeed was just something I did in college...
  • Obama sings Mexico's praises, but some Mexicans hear flat notes

    05/04/2013 6:18:15 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 3, 2013 | Cecilia Sanchez, Richard Fausset
    After President Obama’s upbeat speech in Mexico on Friday, many in attendance said they were flattered by the description of their country, but others said they hardly recognized the place he had just described. “[That was] a really good speech by President Obama, but what Mexico was he talking about?” said Jose Carlos Cruz, 24, a graduate student in international relations. “Unfortunately in our country, the situation is terrible: There’s poverty, unemployment, and even worse, the future is anything but promising. “How nice that he came to give inspiring speeches, but what’s happening in Mexico is far from what he...
  • Fairfax County (VA) considers another meals-tax proposal

    05/04/2013 6:01:04 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is yet again considering a meal-tax proposal that would hike the tab at every county restaurant, bar and fast-food establishment by 4 percent. Although it sounds like proposals that have been rejected in the past, including last year, Supervisor Gerry Hyland, D-Mount Vernon, says that this one is different.
  • Woman charged after baby found in high school bathroom (tried to flush it and failed)

    05/04/2013 5:57:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    WHP TV ^ | 5/2/2013 | Kirk Clyatt
    A teenager is in jail on a million dollars bail, accused of delivering a baby in the bathroom of her high school and then throwing it in the trash.. Police say 19-year old Cherlie Lafleur gave birth to the baby Tuesday at McCaskey East High School in Lancaster County. The fetus was delivered and found at McCaskey East High School in a restroom, the dead fetus was found at about 10 p.m. last night by custodian in a trash can. Police confirm they have identified and arrested the 19-year-old woman who delivered the fetus as a student at the school,...
  • 'Israel rockets' hit Damascus military site

    05/04/2013 5:51:48 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 9 replies
    bbc ^ | 3/4 | bbc
    Syrian state TV says Israeli rockets have hit a military research centre on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Huge explosions have been heard in the Mount Qassioun area of the city. The research centre was the target of an earlier Israeli strike in January. On Saturday, Israeli officials speaking on condition of anonymity said Israeli aircraft had attacked a shipment of missiles in Syria. The missiles were believed to be destined for Lebanon's Hezbollah. Heavy explosions shook Damascus on Saturday night. Amateur video footage posted online showed a huge ball of fire rising into the night sky above the...
  • Lawrence O’Donnell: Obama’s Tax Rate ‘In the High Twenties’; Nope! Try 18.4%

    05/04/2013 5:51:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 4, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    It really is amazing how liberal media members regularly make false statements on national television with total impunity. Consider MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell who twice on HBO's Real Time Friday arrogantly claimed that the Obamas' federal income tax rate was "in the high twenties" (video follows with transcribed lowlights and commentary): Lawrence O’Donnell: Obama’s Tax Rate ‘In the High Twenties’; Nope! Try 18.4% In a discussion about the federal budget, Pete Hegseth, the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, said, “We missed some opportunities by not arguing for the simplification of the codes that Mitt Romney and President Obama and everyone...
  • Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI

    05/04/2013 5:51:31 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/4/2013 | Pamela Geller
    Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI (full title) Epic failure. Obama scrubbed our counter terror materials and manuals of jihad, so what would you expect to happen? Even in the wake of the blood and carnage, Eric Holder is admonishing Jews to be tolerant of Islam and warning of "anti-Muslim backlash." That's his takeaway. Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI Jihadwatch And the FBI did nothing to stop the Boston Marathon jihad bombing. They received the warning but did nothing, because it had to do with...
  • NIMH Delivers A Kill Shot To DSM-5

    05/04/2013 5:48:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | May 3rd 2013 | Hank Campbell
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is distancing itself from the the American Psychiatric Association and its upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). While they acknowledge that the goal of DSM "is to provide a common language for describing psychopathology" they are no longer convinced that approach has value if we are going to solve 21st century cognitive science problems.  It is, paraphrasing the statement  of Thomas R. Insel, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, more of a dictionary than a manual.  He uses the term "Bible" instead of 'manual' but I would...
  • Despite Liberal Media Push, Poll Shows Vast Majority of Americans Aren't Offended by 'Redskins'

    05/04/2013 5:47:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 3, 2013 | Ken Shepherd
    Try as they might, the liberal sports media's efforts to shame the Washington Redskins into ditching their team name out of political correctness concerns hasn't significantly moved public opinion. A brand new Associated Press-GfK poll found 79 percent of respondents favored keeping the name. Of course in his story on the poll, AP's Ben Nuckols weighted his piece heavily with Skins detractors, including former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell. "There’s a derogatory name for every ethnic group in America, and we shouldn’t be using those words," the Colorado Republican complained. "We probably haven’t gotten our message out as well as it...
  • Americans Are Ready for a Female President. Finally.

    05/04/2013 5:42:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 112 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 4 ,2013 | Eleanor Clift
    A new poll from Emily’s List shows an overwhelming number of voters now support the idea. It’s a movement the group hopes someone in the sisterhood is about to inherit. Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily’s List, which raises money and works to elect pro-choice Democratic women, said she has no inside knowledge of what Clinton is likely to do, but there is widespread acceptance of a woman as president, and 72 percent of voters surveyed think it’s likely to happen in 2016. While Clinton gets mentioned most, there’s no guarantee she will run, which is why Emily’s List wants to...
  • Fraud threatens the integrity of social psychology

    05/04/2013 5:37:26 PM PDT · by fwdude · 10 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 4 May 2013 | Michael Cook
    Scientific studies are used to support controversial social policies like same-sex marriage. But can we rely on them? Even in scientific laboratories Georg Wilhelm Richmann is not a household name. But he ought to be. Richmann was an 18th century Russian scientist who died trying to repeat Benjamin Franklin’s famous experiment of attracting lightning to a kite. A ball of lightning travelled down the cord and struck him dead. The first martyr for the cause of science died trying to replicate another scientist's results. The ability to reproduce the results of an experiment is a key step in the rapid...
  • Don't Let Free Republic Fade into The Sunset! [2nd Quarter FReepathon]

    05/04/2013 5:35:41 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 109 replies
    May 04,2013 | Self
    Friends, Please support Free Republic tonight or as soon as you possibly can. Obama and his minions are pulling out all the of stops to destroy our liberty, our freedom, our lives. They have no respect for life, only power and they are doing everything they can to gain ultimate power. If you believe in Life and Liberty, please support Free Republic. You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. No advertisers. Just us, all of us and we hang together or separately. Jim can’t afford to keep FR going alone.
  • Mr.L: Assclowns On The Left & Right & Sarah Palin Is Still In The Fight

    05/04/2013 5:28:33 PM PDT · by Kolath · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 05/04/2013 | Mr L
    Former Governor Sarah Palin gives another well received speech at the NRA ILA in Houston, Texas—proving to her foes that she's still relevant and not going away. While the USA is falling apart at the seams, leftists lunatics from the church of the perpetually outraged believe that it is Citizen Palin tweeting the word "assclown" and not Obama the president who is a threat to the nation. My advice when battling leftist Assclowns defending Obama and trashing Palin in comment threads is simple—flip that mofo. In 2013, the Obama presidency is over and irrelevant. A majority of Americans are over...
  • LIVE THREAD: Glenn Beck's NRA Speech

    05/04/2013 5:23:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 4th | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck's Speech to the NRA is in just a few minutes. Glenn Beck on Saturday was busy preparing for what he has called one of the most important speeches of his life. Saturday night he will deliver the keynote speech at the 2013 NRA Convention in Houston. TheBlaze takes you behind the scenes and gives you an insider look at how the man himself gets ready for such a big event:
  • Chinese Scientists Create Killer Hybrid Flu Virus In Lab

    05/04/2013 5:23:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    zen-haven.com ^ | May 4, 2013 by | Soren Dreier
    Senior scientists have criticised the “appalling irresponsibility” of researchers in China who have deliberately created new strains of influenza virus in a veterinary laboratory. They warned there is a danger that the new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza could escape from the laboratory to cause a global pandemic killing millions of people. Lord May of Oxford, a former government chief scientist and past president of the Royal Society, denounced the study published today in the journal Science as doing nothing to further the understanding and prevention of flu pandemics. “They claim they are doing this...
  • Device Sniffs Out Black Powder Explosives

    05/04/2013 5:21:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 3 May 2013 | Sam Lemonick
    Enlarge Image Deadly powder. New technology could help bomb-sniffing devices spot black powder. Credit: Lord Mountbatten/Wikimedia Commons The Boston marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly purchased several pounds of black powder explosive before the bombing. Used in fireworks and bullets, the explosive substance is both deadly and widely available. It's also very hard to detect. Now, researchers have modified one bomb-sniffing device to accurately spot very small amounts of black powder, an advance that could make us safer from future attacks. Invented in China as early as the 7th century, black powder is a mixture of charcoal, sulfur,...
  • Romney criticized for advocating that graduates get married and have families

    05/04/2013 5:07:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2013 | Rick Moran
    You just have to shake your head at some liberals who think that having a baby is like catching a disease. Mitt Romney gave the commencement address at Southern Virginia University, a largely Mormon school, where he told the grads to marry young and have children. He quoted Psalms 127: Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in...
  • "In Jesus, Peace; In the World, Tribulation" (Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter; John 16:23-33)

    05/04/2013 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 5, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “In Jesus, Peace; In the World, Tribulation” (John 16:23-33)Hear again the words of Jesus at the end of John 16, verse 33: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” This is our text. “In Jesus, Peace; In the World, Tribulation.” This is what our Lord says his followers can expect. It was that way for his disciples back then. It is that way for his disciples still now. On the one hand, peace; on the other hand, tribulation....
  • The ‘lost generation’ of unvaccinated kids

    05/04/2013 5:04:29 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 89 replies
    Maclean's ^ | April 25, 2013 | Leah McLaren
    Earlier this month, in the small coastal city of Swansea, Wales, a 25-year-old man with measles was found dead in his flat. It was the first measles fatality in Britain in five years, and a bleak development in an epidemic caused by a health scare that began here more than a decade and a half ago. Almost 900 people, mostly children and adolescents, have contracted the disease in recent weeks. Health officials say it’s the result of a “lost generation” of children, now roughly 10-18 years old, who did not receive their vaccinations as infants in the 1990s. Back then,...
  • Madison Rising - The Star Spangled Banner

    05/04/2013 5:02:46 PM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 24, 2012 | Madison Rising
    Published on May 24, 2012 Available on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/star...Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Star-Spangl...Other music by Madison Rising: http://www.amazon.com/Madison-Rising/... Visit the Madison Rising store at: http://www.madisonrising.com/store.php Oh, say can you see By the dawn's early lightWhat so proudly we hailed At the twilight's last gleamingWhose broad stripes and bright stars Thru the perilous fight,O'er the ramparts we watched Were so gallantly streamingAnd the rocket's red glare, The bombs bursting in airGave proof through the night That our flag was still thereOh, say does that star-spangled banner yet waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave Because...