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  • Scientists Find Cannibalism at American Settlement (Jamestown, VA)

    05/02/2013 6:50:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | May 1, 2013 | Brett Zongker
    Scientists find cannibalism at American settlement WASHINGTON — Scientists say they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists survived harsh conditions by resorting to cannibalism. On Wednesday, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and archaeologists from Jamestown announced the discovery of the bones of a 14-year-old girl with clear signs that she was cannibalized. The human remains date back to the deadly winter of 1609-1610, known as the "starving time" in Jamestown, when hundreds of colonists died. Scientists have said the settlers arrived from England during the worst drought in 800 years....
  • Pay no attention to man behind the curtain

    05/11/2013 6:50:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/11/2013 | Patrice Lewis
    Always, always, when I think things can’t get any loonier, they do. On May 5, President Obama gave the commencement speech at Ohio State University and actually said the following (emphasis added):
  • Michelle Obama: White House garden ‘semi-open to the public,’ can be seen through the fence

    05/07/2013 3:24:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Michelle Obama told an audience attending her book signing Tuesday that the White House garden is still “semi-open to the public” because visitors can see it through the fence.She was promoting her book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,” released in May 2012.“[M]y goal in this book is to share the story of the creation of the garden,” Michelle Obama said during the Tuesday morning signing at Washington’s Politics and Prose Bookstore, “because while it is semi-open to the public — because if you visit the White House along the South Lawn,...
  • Toure's "Open Borders" Rant: "Muslim Poverty Is What Threatens Our Security"

    05/07/2013 12:13:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | May 7,2013 | Ian Schwartz
    MSNBC'S TOURE: There’s a big immigration debate in Washington. But forget all that. The answer to our immigration issue is open borders. Tear down the fences… Rip up the red tape. Yep, I’m embracing the open borders movement. We already have open borders for large corporations.
  • '3 explosions heard in Tehran near missile facility'

    05/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT · by illiac · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/7/13 | JP Post Staff
    Three explosions were heard in western Tehran on Tuesday, in an area where Iran carries out missile research and storage, according to a Tweet by a BBC Persian journalist. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries or damage in the incident. In January, both Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency denied reports that a blast had hit the Fordow underground uranium enrichment center near Qom.
  • Illinois man tried to join Al Qaeda-linked group, FBI says

    04/21/2013 2:01:18 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 21, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago teenager has been arrested on terrorism-related charges and accused of seeking to join an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in war-torn Syria, the FBI announced Saturday. Abdella Ahmad Tounisi was arrested Friday night as he attempted to board a flight from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Turkey, which borders Syria, the FBI said. He hoped to join Jabhat al-Nusrah, a group fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime in a bloody civil war...
  • Boston bombs said to be made from pressure cookers

    04/16/2013 1:07:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 4/16/13 | JAY LINDSAY and EILEEN SULLIVAN
    The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with metal shards, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.
  • 'One Day at a Time' actress Bonnie Franklin dies

    03/02/2013 9:59:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | Greg Botelho
    (CNN) -- Actress Bonnie Franklin, a Tony Award nominee who played a single mom at the center of the hit TV sitcom "One Day at a Time," died Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer. Franklin was 69. The woman who played the youngest daughter of Franklin's character on the CBS show, Valerie Bertinelli, said her "heart is breaking" after hearing the news. "Bonnie has always been one of the most important women in my life and was a second mother to me," Bertinelli said. "She taught me how to navigate this business and life itself with grace and humor, and...
  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long

    02/27/2013 8:43:35 AM PST · by safetysign · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said.
  • Elder: Dorner - Another Angry Fatherless Black Man With a Gun

    02/14/2013 8:14:36 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Larry Elder
    My new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son," talks about the No. 1 social problem in America -- children growing up without fathers. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote "The Negro Family: A Case for National Action." At the time, 25 percent of blacks were born outside of wedlock, a number that the future Democratic senator from New York said was catastrophic to the black community.
  • Steny Hoyer: We Don't Have a "Spending" Problem; We Have a "Paying for" Problem

    02/12/2013 5:12:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Ruah Limbaugh.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    p>BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, right here on this program, we had a sound bite for you. It was Nancy Pelosi saying, "We don't have a spending problem." She said we have a budget deficit problem. I intended to make a point about this yesterday. As we do almost every day on this program, I had a call or I brought the subject up myself about my optimism, about how, at some point all of this is gonna bottom out and we're gonna rebound. And I've been honest with you about that optimism. I don't know what or...
  • Caption barry

    02/02/2013 12:59:57 PM PST · by crosshairs · 49 replies
  • Is Richard III buried under a parking lot?

    01/31/2013 3:43:04 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 19 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | January 31, 2013 | Michael Holden
    LONDON - Archaeologists will reveal next week whether a skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a municipal parking lot is that of Richard III, the last English king to die in battle, more than five centuries ago. The grey, concrete parking lot with its red-brick walls and a payment hut in Leicester, central England, contrasts sharply with the grandeur of traditional sepulchres for English kings and queens such as Windsor Castle and Westminster Abbey. The defeated Richard’s lost grave has proved to be as elusive as the reputation of the monarch, portrayed by Shakespeare as...
  • Chicago pays $22.5 MILLION to woman who was gang raped .....

    01/19/2013 6:06:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 18, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The city of Chicago agreed today to pay a record $22.5 million to a woman who was released from police custody in 2006 and instead of being taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, she was released into a high crime area where she was gang raped and plummeted seven stories. Christina Eilman, was 21-years-old when the crime occurred and she suffered permanent brain damage from the fall and has needed constant medical care ever since. Eilman, who is bipolar, was taken into police custody at Midway Airport after suffering a mental breakdown on her flight from California. Rather...
  • Businessman in fraud case ties Harry Reid to scheme

    01/13/2013 6:20:13 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/13/2013 | ap
    A Utah businessman accused of running a fraudulent $350 million software scheme says the state attorney general arranged a deal to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into the software business disappear. St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson, who's accused of billing hundreds of thousands of consumers for products they never ordered, told The Salt Lake Tribune that newly elected Utah Attorney General John Swallow set up a deal in 2010 for Johnson to pay $600,000 to people connected to Reid. Johnson says be believed that Reid, a Nevada senator, might intervene in the Federal Trade...
  • Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank

    01/11/2013 10:46:23 AM PST · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    Featured on Fox News.(Video)
  • Kathy Griffin Kisses Anderson Cooper's Crotch On National Television [Video at link]

    01/01/2013 5:42:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 89 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/1/13 | Noel Sheppard
    No matter what vulgar things Kathy Griffin does on CNN's live New Year's Eve broadcasts, the folks at the supposedly most trusted name in news continue to invite her back. On Monday night's program, after first telling co-host Anderson Cooper "I'm going to tickle your sack," she shortly after midnight actually kissed his crotch...
  • Django.WhiteHut.gov Petition: Establish gun-free zone around pResident (11,810 signatures so far)

    12/31/2012 8:47:23 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    13,190 more to go. Almost halfway there. If gun-free zones are good enough for our children, they should be good enough for our feral government overlords. Link to petition
  • Argentina Deploys Troops to Contain Looting

    12/21/2012 2:51:31 PM PST · by docbnj · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 21 Dec 2012 | Ken Parks
    Looters attacked supermarkets in several Argentine cities Friday in the latest challenge to President Cristina Kirchner, who is struggling to revive a weak economy and maintain her control over the ruling Peronist Party. What started with the ouster Thursday afternoon of a supermarket in the Patagonian resort town of Bariloche quickly spread to other parts of the country, with thousands of looters attacking supermarkets and shops in the cities of Rosario, Campana and Zárate. In the central city Rosario, two people were killed during the incidents and 137 people arrested.
  • Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit

    11/15/2012 9:57:03 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Department of Labor has announced that new jobless claims rose by a staggering 78,000 in the first week after the election, reaching a seasonally-adjusted total of 439,000. Over the past year, and in the weeks leading up to the election, jobless claims were said to be declining, dipping as low as 339,000, with the media proclaiming that they had reached the "lowest level in more than four years." Now, suddenly, the news seems far less rosy. From the Department of Labor press release this morning: In the week ending November 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims...
  • Rising number of states seeing one-party rule

    11/11/2012 7:59:17 AM PST · by Road Glide · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2012 | Keely Brazil
    Divided government still rules in the nation’s capital after last week’s Tuesday’s vote, but unity is increasingly the name of the game in cities such as Annapolis, Topeka, Concord and Little Rock. In a little-noticed footnote to last week’s election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers in 37 state capitals around the country. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks party representation in the country’s 50 state governments, Democrats now...
  • First, Aid the Living

    10/23/2012 1:07:14 PM PDT · by yoe · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | October 21, 2012 | Bing West
    A U.S. ambassador is missing and his diplomatic team is desperately fighting off terrorist attacks. Our commander-in-chief and his national-security team in Washington are listening to the phone calls from the Americans under attack and watching real-time video from a drone circling overhead. Yet the U.S. military sends no aid. Why? On September 11, at about 10 p.m. Libyan time (4 p.m. in Washington), Ambassador Chris Stevens and a small staff were inside our consulate in Benghazi when terrorists attacked. The consulate staff immediately contacted Washington and our embassy in Tripoli. The White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and...
  • TV Game Show Appearance Of Last Surviving Man To Witness Abraham Lincoln's Assassination - YouTube

    10/22/2012 6:47:41 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-20-2012
    TV Game Show Appearance Of Last Surviving Man To Witness Abraham Lincoln's Assassination Appears On YouTube After Nearly 60 YEARS I've Got a Secret featured Samuel Seymour, a Maryland man who was the last surviving person to witness Abraham Lincoln's death Mr Seymour died about two months after his appearance on the show, at 96 years old By Daily Mail ReporterOctober 20, 2012 A rare TV appearance of the last surviving person to witness the assassination of Abraham Lincoln's assassination has turned up on YouTube. The video is from a February 1956 episode of the TV game show I've Got...
  • US ambassador: Internet fee proposal gaining momentum (While We're elect'in...)

    10/13/2012 11:40:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 13, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer warned on Friday that a proposal to give a United Nations agency more control over the Internet is gaining momentum in other countries. Proposals to expand the U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) authority over the Internet could come up at a treaty conference in Dubai in December. European telecommunications companies are pushing a plan that would create new rules that would allow them to charge more to carry international traffic. The proposal by the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association could force websites like Google, Facebook and Netflix to pay fees to network operators around the world....
  • Obama's ring: 'There is no god but Allah'

    10/09/2012 7:37:51 PM PDT · by hope · 70 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/9/12 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – As a student at Harvard Law School, then-bachelor Barack Obama’s practice of wearing a gold band on his wedding-ring finger puzzled his colleagues. Now, newly published photographs of Obama from the 1980s show that the ring Obama wore on his wedding-ring finger as an unmarried student is the same ring Michelle Robinson put on his finger at the couple’s wedding ceremony in 1992. Moreover, according to Arabic-language and Islamic experts, the ring Obama has been wearing for more than 30 years is adorned with the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith, the Shahada: “There is...
  • Powerful California politician's estranged wife arrested for using meth (DEM)

    09/06/2012 4:04:57 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 11 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 6 Sep 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A former county supervisor and the estranged wife of California's Treasurer has been arrested after police found methamphetamine stashed in the Orange County home she was living in with the couple's nine-year-old son. Mr Bill Lockyer, the state's former attorney general and current treasurer, helped his much younger wife with $1.6million in campaign funding when she won her supervisor seat in 2010, but has since filed for divorce and is seeking joint custody of their son. Police received a tip last week that led them to a house where Mrs Lockyer was staying with relatives, district attorney's spokeswoman Farrah Emami...
  • In Upheaval for Egypt, Morsi Forces Out Military Chiefs

    08/13/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 12, 2012 | KAREEM FAHIM
    CAIRO — President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt forced the retirement on Sunday of his powerful defense minister, the army chief of staff and other senior generals, moving more aggressively than ever before to reclaim political power that the military had seized since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year. Mr. Morsi also nullified a constitutional declaration, issued by the military before he took office on June 30, that had gutted the authority of his office. On Sunday, he replaced it with his own declaration, one that gave him broad legislative and executive powers and, potentially, a decisive role in the...
  • Caption Shelly O.

    07/27/2012 1:19:05 PM PDT · by crosshairs · 19 replies
  • Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation (Beach blanket BANG!)

    07/13/2012 9:26:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation A photo of a gun-wielding, bikini-clad woman standing on a crowded Tel Aviv beach has become an Internet sensation, with thousands of viewers curious about whether the brunette beauty is part of Israel's military and why she wasn't in uniform with her weapon in tow. The newspaper Haaretz notes that 'To an Israeli, the photo makes perfectly practical sense. When soldiers take their weapon off military premises, they must guard it closely and keep it on their person, at all times. Having one's weapon stolen is harshly punished with time in military...
  • Passengers could be asked to give drink samples to TSA

    07/05/2012 9:18:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    KJCT ^ | July 5, 2012 | Janelle Ericsson
    Passengers say their problems is not with rules at the airport. They understand why drinks are not allowed through security, but when they buy one while they wait for their flight, they say the TSA shouldn't ask to test it. Passengers say traveling is a big enough stress, but now some are worried the drinks they are getting are not safe.
  • 10 Things That We Can Learn About Shortages And Preparation From The Economic Collapse In Greece

    06/07/2012 9:24:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 1 replies
    When the economy of a nation collapses, almost everything changes. Unfortunately, most people have never been through anything like that, so it can be difficult to know how to prepare. For those that are busy preparing for the coming global financial collapse, there is a lot to be learned from the economic depression that is happening right now in Greece. Essentially, what Greece is experiencing is a low level economic collapse. Unemployment is absolutely rampant and poverty is rapidly spreading, but the good news for Greece is that the global financial system is still operating somewhat normally and they are...
  • 10 Things That We Can Learn About Shortages And Preparation From The Economic Collapse In Greece

    06/07/2012 9:24:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    When the economy of a nation collapses, almost everything changes. Unfortunately, most people have never been through anything like that, so it can be difficult to know how to prepare. For those that are busy preparing for the coming global financial collapse, there is a lot to be learned from the economic depression that is happening right now in Greece. Essentially, what Greece is experiencing is a low level economic collapse. Unemployment is absolutely rampant and poverty is rapidly spreading, but the good news for Greece is that the global financial system is still operating somewhat normally and they are...
  • BREITBART'S CORONER POISONED TO DEATH?

    04/29/2012 4:45:41 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 3 replies
    WND ^ | Sunday, April 29, 2012LOGIN |CREATE AN ACCOUNT | Joe Kovacs
    Medical examiners in Los Angeles are investigating the possible poisoning death of one of their own officials who may have worked on the case of Andrew Breitbart, the conservative firebrand who died March 1, the same day Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced probable cause for forgery in President Obama’s birth certificate....
  • Obama, Iran in secret nuclear deal

    02/27/2012 1:14:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/12 | Reza Kahlili
    My sources inside Iran tell me that President Obama, seeking to protect the recovering U.S. economy and bolster his chances of being re-elected in November, apparently has entered into an informal agreement with Iran that he believes will defuse the nuclear weapons crisis and keep Israel from attacking the Islamic regime. The agreement calls for the United States to acknowledge that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons, and for Iran to hand over its highly enriched uranium, which is necessary for nuclear weaponization. Iran, for its part, though engaging Obama, has no intention of abiding by the agreement and is...
  • NAACP Asking U.N. Human Rights Council to Condemn American Voter ID Laws

    03/10/2012 7:25:02 AM PST · by yoe · 30 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | March 9, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    Riled by state-level voting law changes that it alleges are designed to suppress “the political participation of people of color, the poor, the elderly, and the young,” the NAACP is turning to the U.N. Human Rights Council for support. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People president Benjamin Jealous and other association representatives plan to visit Geneva next week to address the HRC, a forum that frequently witnesses clashes between Western democracies and repressive states. The NAACP delegation hopes the HRC will take up its concerns about legal initiatives such as voter ID laws passed by more than a...
  • 5 Ways Government Could Cut Gas Prices Quickly

    03/08/2012 2:03:16 PM PST · by trappedincanuckistan · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Thursday March 8, 2012 | John Merline
    When President Obama talks about today's sky-high gasoline prices, he almost always laments that there's little anyone can do in the short term to bring them down. "There is no silver bullet" is his common refrain, one he used again at his press conference on Tuesday. But as gasoline prices reach historic highs — they've shot up more than 28 cents a gallon in just the past month — the government could make a dent.
  • Oliver Stone’s Son Converts to Islam, Defends Iranian Regime

    03/04/2012 2:43:03 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 7 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | by Mark Ellis, Godreports
    It is a common misconception that Allah is the same as the Biblical Jehovah/Yahweh. The name "Allah" was applied to a pagan Mid-Eastern tribal god long before Mohammed appeared on the scene. -- FaithIssues editor The son of controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone converted to Islam in the Iranian city of Isfahan on Valentine’s Day, then met with Iran’s leaders and declared his solidarity with their nuclear ambitions. “I am a Jewish Christian Muslim,” Sean Stone told CNN’s Piers Morgan on February 23rd. “I want to be able to understand all three religions and have a dialog with people all across...
  • Gov't Motors Gives Unions Big Bonuses, Taxpayers Still On Hook for Billions

    02/29/2012 3:51:28 AM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/16/2012 | Tom Krisher-Associated Press
    General Motors earned its largest profit ever in 2011, two years after it nearly collapsed into financial ruin. Strong sales in the U.S. and China helped the 103-year-old carmaker turn a profit of $7.6 billion, beating its old record of $6.7 billion in 1997 during the pickup truck and SUV boom. GM is a vastly different company than it was back then. It’s smaller, has less debt and its contract with the United Auto Workers is less costly. But it took a government bailout and a trip through bankruptcy protection in 2009 to cut its bloated costs. The company made...
  • Democrats: Americans Who Dislike ObamaCare Are Stupid

    02/27/2012 5:22:25 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/24/2012 | IBD Staff
    Health Care: Democrats used to say the more people knew about ObamaCare, the more they'd like it. Well, the public has had almost two full years to soak it in, and more want it repealed than ever. A Quinnipiac University poll last week found 52% of Americans want ObamaCare scrapped. That's up from 44% last May. Meanwhile, just 39% want to keep it, down from 45%. Even one in five Democrats now says Congress should repeal the law. That hasn't kept liberals from calling ObamaCare foes idiots, which is what Democratic party head Debbie Wasserman Schultz did when asked about...
  • "NYPD monitored Muslim students all over Northeast"

    02/20/2012 8:29:18 AM PST · by bramps · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | Chris Hawley
    "As a result, the NYPD deemed it prudent to get a better handle on what was occurring at MSAs," Browne said in an email. He said police monitored student websites and collected publicly available information in 2006 and 2007.But documents show other surveillance efforts continued for years afterward. "I see a violation of civil rights here," said Tanweer Haq, chaplain of the Muslim Student Association at Syracuse University. "Nobody wants to be on the list of the FBI or the NYPD or whatever. Muslim students want to have their own lives, their own privacy and enjoy the same freedoms and...
  • Humpty Dumpty Goes Banking

    02/20/2012 8:17:47 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 20, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    ...in 2012, after eighty years of the Ex-Im Bank successfully and happily obeying its charter, President Obama has directed the Ex-Im Bank to violate it wholesale. Instead of only loaning to good foreign risks, he wants them to loan to American companies (in competition with American banks). Instead of only making loans attached to, and collateralized by, American export shipments of physical goods, he wants them to make start-up loans, short-term finance loans, bridge loans, that have nothing to do with export shipments (though they might help the companies become exporters, in the same way that if you give me...
  • Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics

    01/16/2012 2:02:32 PM PST · by TeaPartyId · 35 replies
    "On the economy, the facts are these. When Obama took office, the United States was losing around 750,000 jobs a month. The last quarter of 2008 saw an annualized drop in growth approaching 9 percent. This was the most serious downturn since the 1930s, there was a real chance of a systemic collapse of the entire global financial system, and unemployment and debt—lagging indicators—were about to soar even further. No fair person can blame Obama for the wreckage of the next 12 months, as the financial crisis cut a swath through employment. The job collapse bottomed out at the beginning...
  • German Volcano Could Devastate Europe (ticking tectonic timebombs could wreak havoc globally)

    01/04/2012 1:30:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/3/12 | Charles Simmins
    The Daily Mail stirs up some Euro anxiety with a headline today "Is a super-volcano just 390 miles from London about to erupt?" The story talks about the little known Laacher See volcano in northwestern Germany. It last erupted about 12,000 years ago and the Daily Mail believes it is due to erupt again. It is not considered extinct, merely inactive. An eruption of the Laacher See volcano would destroy much of Europe as we know it. London is 390 miles away. The German capital of Bonn is about 25 miles away. The potential eruption of the Laacher See volcano...
  • Medvedev threatens to target U.S. missile shield in Europe if no deal is reached

    11/23/2011 12:38:42 PM PST · by kronos77 · 71 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | November 23, 2011 | Will Englund and William Wan
    MOSCOW — President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that Russia will target the American missile defense system in Europe with its own missiles if Moscow cannot reach an agreement with Washington and NATO on how the system will be built and operated. Medvedev said time hasn’t run out for an agreement, but he accused the United States of failing to take into account Russian concerns. 191 Comments Weigh In Corrections? in Share Video Russia will deploy new missiles aimed at U.S. missile defense sites in Europe if Washington goes ahead with the planned shield despite Russia's concerns, President Dmitry Medvedev said...
  • Rick Perry on Cavuto - November 18, 2011 (video)

    11/22/2011 7:07:03 AM PST · by hocndoc · 10 replies
    video is here Rick Perry on Cavuto
  • South African Farmer Mauled To Death By Pet Hippo

    11/15/2011 1:15:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    radaronline.com ^ | Nov.14, 2011
    Despite repeated warnings that Africa's most dangerous animal could not be tamed, a South African farmer's refusal to give up his beloved pet has ended with tragic results, RadarOnline.com has learned. Marius Els was found lying dead in the river running through his property after his pet hippo, Humphrey, mauled him in a brutal attack, reported the Guardian. The 40-year-old had raised the mammoth animal since he was five months old and even used to sit on his exotic pet's back as they sloshed through the water. "I call him and he immediately responds to come and play with me....
  • 999 Caller Mistakes Moon for UFO

    10/30/2011 6:12:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 Oct 2011
    Hertfordshire Police have released the audio of a male 999 caller reporting a bright UFO "coming towards him" in his back garden, only to ring back minutes later to declare that its presence was in fact entirely explainable.The caller told police that he had seen a UFO with "big bright lights" hovering in his back garden. Taking the call seriously the female operator can be heard logging the bizarre information before asking if the UFO was making any "engine noise". The caller replied that it was not, telling her: "I thought it was an aeroplane at first and then its...
  • Perry Campaign Chartered a Plane Used in Drug-Smuggling Ring

    10/23/2011 11:39:27 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 58 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2011 | Mark Maremont
    The campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, which said Wednesday it had underpaid wealthy donors for use of their private jets, has another ticklish plane problem. For a campaign swing that started late last month, Mr. Perry’s campaign chartered a Gulfstream III owned by a California Mexican-food company, Marquez Brothers International, according to flight records and a Marquez Brothers executive. The same plane was used in a major cocaine-smuggling ring involving a well-known hip-hop music executive that was busted by federal officials last November, according to federal court filings. A pilot who flew the Marquez Brothers plane was among those...
  • Rick Perry — Best Hope for Solid Conservative in 2012

    10/18/2011 10:13:19 AM PDT · by bullypulpit · 83 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | John Stemberger
    I have good news and bad news for conservatives. But the good news and the bad news are both the same thing: We have six very impressive, lifelong conservative candidates running for the presidency. They are the smartest candidates, the most principled candidates, the most patriotic candidates, the most persuasive candidates, and the candidates with the best ideas. The problem lies in the fact that conservatives do not have a single favorite candidate. They have six favorite candidates! And as long as they remain split between each of their six “favorite” candidates, they will eventually help nominate Mitt Romney —...
  • Shutdown For What?

    09/23/2011 4:57:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 23, 2011 | Staff
    Budget: If Senate Democrats hope to pin a government shutdown on Republicans, they've picked a pretty lousy hostage — a Bush-era "green" program that's benefiting two boutique, luxury-car makers. On Friday, the House narrowly approved a stop-gap funding measure that would provide disaster relief and keep the government running after Sept. 30, when the 2011 fiscal year officially ends. Since Congress has so far failed to pass a 2012 budget, the government will shut down Oct. 1 without the six-week spending bill. Keep in mind that the only reason we're in this fix is because Senate Democrats never bothered to...