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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 “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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    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....