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  • Soon: LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening LIVE THREAD

    03/30/2015 9:14:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 1 replies
    ABC ^ | March 30 2015 | No Attribution
    LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening
  • Mayor Suggests that Chicago Airports Be Renamed [semi-satire]

    03/30/2015 8:42:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    In an unexpectedly difficult reelection campaign, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought to rally support by promising to rename the City’s two airports in honor of President and Michelle Obama. The two airports are currently named in honor of World War II Navy pilot Edward “Butch” O’Hare and the 1942 Battle of Midway—an upset US victory over Japan that many historians view as the turning point of the war in the Pacific. “I don’t mean to denigrate these earlier historic events, but they pale in significance to the impact that President Obama has had on this country,” Emanuel explained. “O’Hare was...
  • Excise Tax Hike on Cigarettes Irrational Choice for Washington

    03/30/2015 8:33:09 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/16/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    The Washington Legislature appears again poised to go to the cigarette excise tax well. A proposal to hike the state’s excise tax by another 50 cents — to $3.52 per pack — would exacerbate an already large smuggling problem and offer little in the way of gains to public health. We have created a statistical model to measure the degree to which cigarette smuggling occurs in most American states. Through 2013, our model reported that Washington had the third-highest smuggling rate among 47 states. Our estimate shows that, of all the cigarettes consumed in Washington that year, 46.4 percent were...
  • Teeing It Up To Serve Iranian Interests?

    03/30/2015 7:49:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-30-2015 | MOTUS
    Only 24 hours to go and it’s hard to say how the negotiations are going. Despite our good faith negotiating with Iran (i.e. faithfully promising to serve Iranian interests while running interference for them with the other European delegates) the Ayatollah’s team pulled a fast one at the last minute. Now they want to keep all of the enriched uranium they have been manufacturing for the past 5 years instead of giving it to Russia for safe keeping (Ha ha! That’s a good one too: “give it to Russia for ‘safe keeping’.”) Not that Iran ever actually promised not to...
  • BOEHNER: OBAMA’S ‘ANIMOSITY’ TOWARD NETANYAHU IS ‘REPREHENSIBLE

    03/30/2015 7:12:55 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 8 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 29 Mar 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said the Obama administration’s obvious “animosity,” towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s is “reprehensible.” Defending Netanyahu’s heavily criticized comment that a two-state solution is not likely to happen soon Boehner said, “Well, he doesn’t have a partner. How do you have a two-state solution when you don’t have a partner in that solution, when you don’t have a partner for peace, when you’ve got a — when the other state is vowing to wipe you off the face of the earth?” Boehner added, “I think the animosity exhibited...
  • There's No Doubt Which Side Obama is on, And It's Not America's (Hint: it's Iran)

    03/30/2015 6:43:55 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 16 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/30/15 | Steve Berman
    If there was any remaining doubt at all about who’s side Obama is on, this should eliminate it.  An Iranian journalist who previously managed Hassan Rouhani’s public relations defected to the West during the nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland. Amir Hossein Motaghi: “The US negotiating team R mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf" http://t.co/BkOlJvl8GI— Haya Eytan (@TeachESL) March 29, 2015 Amir Hossein Motaghi was an editor for the Iran Student Correspondents Association.  To remove any patina of a “free press” (if anyone may still believe Iran’s press is free) in Iran, Motaghi said, “There are a number of people attending on the...
  • College Feminist Group to Hold “Queer Cr*p Porn” Lecture

    03/30/2015 6:16:35 AM PDT · by rightistight · 10 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/30/15 | Aurelius
    A feminist group at the University of Wollongong plans to hold an event on Wednesday about gay pornography. The "cr*p" in their event is never actually specified, meaning that the pornography will either feature fecal matter or disabled people. The event, advertised on Facebook, is titled "FreeSchool #5: The Radical Potential of Queer Cr*p Porn." It will be hosted by FemSoc, which is short for "Feminist Society." This is the picture used to promote the event: The description states, "This weeks free school will be delivered by FemSoc member Liv Todhunter on the radical potential of Queer Cr*p Porn to...
  • National Study: Detroit Charters Should Serve as a Model for Other Communities

    03/30/2015 6:01:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/28/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Detroit schoolchildren in charter schools are getting a better education in reading and math than students in the city's conventional public schools according to a report released Wednesday by an organization described as the “nation’s foremost independent analyst of charter school effectiveness.” The authors suggest that Detroit charter schools should serve as a model for other communities. The study was performed by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), which analyzed student and school data from 2006 through 2012. It found that each year students in Detroit charter schools receive the equivalent of a few weeks to as...
  • RUSSIANS TO PARTICIPATE IN JADE HELM 15 MARTIAL LAW DRILL/DISSIDENT ROUND UP DRILL

    03/30/2015 5:29:05 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    Christian Patriots ^ | 3/29/2015 | Daniel Crane
    I spoke with my best source and he has information that the Russians training at Ft. Carson, CO., will a part of the Jade Helm 15 drill. This is in line with the Russians being allowed to train for the highly sensitive Grid Ex II drills in November of 2013. Further, this is also consistent with the omnipresent treason of letting the Russians train in the highly secure war games drill known as RIMPAC. In the following video, my BIN colleague, Lisa Haven, links Jade Helm 15 to the FEMA camps and Civilian Inmate Labor Camps. (Watch video at link)...
  • Obama Was Hand-Picked, Was NOT a Natural Born Citizen, Congress Knew It, and Tried to Protect Him

    03/30/2015 5:08:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 63 replies
    D C Clothesline ^ | 3/29/2015 | Dean Garrison
    The further I travel down this rabbit hole, the more I feel divorced from the good conservative people that I choose to call my own. I hold some stories back from our readers. My thought is that people have a hard enough time embracing the basic fact that our government is corrupt on both sides of the aisle. If you knew how corrupt I thought these people really were, I feel like you’d rush to the phone and soon bad men would show up to haul me off in a straight jacket. Do they still do that? Regardless, today I...
  • Imbecile w/ Smiling 'Selfies' in-Front of Collapsed E Village Building Worked for Obama/EPA/WH

    03/30/2015 5:05:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Reaganite Republican
    In her defense,  has already issued a public apology for her ill-advised tourist photo snapped at the East Village disaster site last week... It hadn't gone-over even even with her own FB friends, even less so when the (public) Instagram snap made the NY Post. After all, two victims' bodies were still buried in the rubble while she stood there grinning like an idiot (flashing a peace/V-for-victory/gang sign... ?) One commenter described the stunt as 'disgusting beyond words'. Yeah, she wasn't the only one to do it-- but this is a woman who surely should have known better- after all,...
  • MT: Governor Bullock Vetoes Constitutional Carry

    03/30/2015 4:53:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Bullock (D) of Montana vetoed constitutional carry, HB 298.   It seems that he did so on Friday the 27th of March.  He did not give a good reason for the veto; he simply applied the "we require a permit for everything else" excuse.  Perhaps we need to rethink this excessive requirement for permission from the state before we engage in our daily lives.  Five states have constitutional carry, and there is no evidence that it causes any problems.  Governor Bullock recommended that the gun muffler reform in HB 250 be improved to include all legal hunting.  It...
  • Scott Walker's partner in power [Tonette]

    03/29/2015 10:14:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    A Scott Walker presidential campaign may end up being one of the easier things Tonette Walker has had to endure. The Wisconsin first lady has experienced poverty, becoming a young widow and losing other close family members, the lonely period of cynicism and despair that followed, a whirlwind romance to the much younger future governor, and death threats from a nasty labor fight. Those that know the Walker family describe Tonette as “tournament-tested” and “unflappable,” and say the political and personal travails she has faced will leave her well-equipped to deal with the rigors of national campaign and the next-level...
  • Combat Nanites, Defensive and Offensive, Medical and Engineering

    03/29/2015 10:11:22 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Amazon ^ | 2014-01-12 | Casey Calouette
     A good man's book, pithy and realistic look at miliatry life overlaid by a slight sci-fi overview with intriguing technical implications.  amazon.com/Trial-Ice-Star-Too-Book-ebook/dp/B00GGP8H12  Trial by Ice (A Star Too Far Book 1)  [Kindle Edition] Casey Calouette  $2.99 Military use of nanites and drones is woven into a tale that is only peripherally science-fiction, more properly military fiction by someone who has been there and seen that. The anti-personnel drones are much less extreme than those in Philip K. Dick's 1953 Second Variety, free on Kindle, the original book rather faithfully portrayed in the 1995 film Screamers, the full version of which is available on...
  • Conservative darling is not electable

    03/29/2015 9:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Bucks County Courier-Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | The Editors
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wasn’t taking any chances the other day when he announced he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Cruz launched his bid at what for him was the friendliest of venues: Liberty University in Virginia, a Christian school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. It would have been difficult for Cruz to pick a more receptive crowd for his announcement. And he didn’t disappoint. He asked Christian conservatives in the audience and across the nation to imagine a United States without the IRS, without Obamacare and without abortion rights. Said Cruz: “I believe...
  • White House slams Indiana religious freedom law amid Obama hypocrisy criticism

    03/29/2015 8:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Indiana’s religious freedom law drew an attack Sunday from the White House even though Indiana Republicans say President Obama voted in favor of similar legislation as an Illinois state senator in 1998. White House spokesman Josh Earnest didn’t deny that Mr. Obama voted to pass the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act but said the Indiana law appears to “legitimize discrimination.” “When you have a law like this one in Indiana that seems to legitimize discrimination, it’s important for everybody to stand up and speak out,” Mr. Earnest said on ABC’s “This Week.” Meanwhile, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican who...
  • Cruz Pushes Back on Inexperience: I Wasn't Just a 'Community Organizer'

    03/29/2015 8:16:50 PM PDT · by rightistight · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/29/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Dana Bash grilled Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his lack of experience being similar to then-Sen. Barack Obama’s when he ran for president . Cruz defended his qualifications saying, “In his time in the Senate he had basically been a backbencher; he had not been leading on any issues of any significance. In my time in the Senate you can accuse me of being a lot of things but a backbencher is not one of them.” “Unlike Barack Obama, I was not a community organizer before I was elected to the Senate,”...
  • American-Israeli Rabbi compares Obama to Haman

    03/29/2015 8:07:55 PM PDT · by rightistight · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/29/15 | Aurelius
    Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, on Saturday night compared US President Barack Obama to Haman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Mordechai. Speaking at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue, the American-born Riskin said that he could not understand what was going through Obama’s mind. “The president of the United States is lashing out at Israel just like Haman lashed out at the Jews,” he said. “I’m not making a political statement,” he clarified, “I’m making a Jewish statement.” When a woman in the audience shouted out that he was being disrespectful to the US president, she was booed by...
  • They Are Slowly Making Cash Illegal

    03/29/2015 6:44:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/29/2015 | Michael Snyder
    The move to a cashless society won’t happen overnight. Instead, it is being implemented very slowly and systematically in a series of incremental steps. All over the planet, governments are starting to place restrictions on the use of cash for security reasons. As citizens, we are being told that this is being done to thwart criminals, terrorists, drug runners, money launderers and tax evaders. Other forms of payment are much easier for governments to track, and so they very much prefer them. But we are rapidly getting to the point where the use of cash is considered to be a...
  • If America Is Going Independent, Is Ted Cruz a Smart Choice for 2016?

    03/29/2015 6:20:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | March 26, 2015 | Anthea Mitchell
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may be gaining ground as the conservative favorite for 2016. The Tea Party-affiliated Republican has long been one of the more vocal and intense individuals on the GOP’s side of the aisle. Many on the far right would be pleased to see him run, and he’s likely to have a flood of Tea Party support. “Many social conservatives feel their issues have been kicked to the side, and they are frustrated. Someone like Cruz taking the nomination in 2016 would give them a voice again. It’s still early, and there are many potential candidates that could...
  • Crash Course [Germanwings: Ř is doing the same to the USA]

    03/29/2015 4:00:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    Hope & Change Cartoons ^ | March 27, 2015 | Stilton Jarlsberg
    The pilot was locked out of the cockpit...[SNIP]...And above all, we feel helpless because Barack Obama has locked us out. He locked the American people out of his decision to seize the national healthcare system. Locked us out when we wanted to know why the IRS was attacking conservatives. He locked us out of having a say in his decision to tear up our immigration laws, and to give over a trillion dollars in benefits to those who broke those laws. Obama locked out those who advised against premature troop withdrawals. Locked out the intelligence agencies who issued warnings about...
  • Seders in Uniform: How American Troops Celebrated Passover During WWII

    03/29/2015 3:40:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | March 27, 2015 | Marjorie Ingall
    Whether in the mess hall or on a battleship, Jewish soldiers stationed all over the world still sang the Four Questions and ate matzo.Seder on the U.S.S. Astoria in the Pacific, 1945. “Lettuce au charoses.” “Kneidlach or borscht a la Sgt. Weinstein.” “Consommč [sic—the accent points the wrong way!] avec Knadlach.” “Palestine wine.” “Roast Beef Ala Yomtov.” “Iced Coca-Cola.” These were some of the dishes enjoyed by Jewish members of the military at their Seders in both European and Pacific theaters of war 70 years ago. The American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History has a file...
  • Ted Cruz doesn't have to win to 'win'

    03/29/2015 3:15:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal ^ | March 29, 2015 | Gil Smart
    The left lost its collective grip last Monday, when Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas announced he was running for president. Really, it was the mirror image of the visceral way Republicans react to Hillary Clinton. It’s no overstatement to say that Cruz is absolutely hated by the left, loathed as the embodiment of right-wing insanity. Which, of course, makes conservatives love him even more. Following Cruz’s announcement, lefties comforted themselves by reassuring everyone within earshot that Cruz has no chance of winning. “It will never happen,” was the title of a post on the Talking Points Memo blog by...
  • Kathleen Parker: Ted Cruz ‘Obviously’ Will Not Become President

    03/29/2015 2:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Appearing on Fox News’ MediaBuzz on Sunday, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker demonstrated a complete 180 degree change of heart surrounding Senator Ted Cruz’ presidential prospects. At first, Parker argued that “he’s obviously not going to win the presidency” before insisting that when it comes to Cruz “the Washington media are really out of touch with real America.” Parker’s comments came during a panel discussing surrounding the media’s treatment of Ted Cruz in which liberal journalist Juan Williams insisted that Cruz received just as much criticism from conservatives as he does from the liberal media. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Parker went on to argue...
  • Letter to the editor: Cruz campaign doomed by his own views

    03/29/2015 1:44:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | March 29, 2015 | Michael E. White, Pryor, Oklahoma
    I’m not concerned about Sen. Ted Cruz running for the presidency. His extremist views doom his chances and predestine his failure, but will provide some needed amusement and head-scratching peculiarities necessary to punctuate the merciless bore of an endless presidential campaign. Surrounded by a massive infestation of indoctrinated followers, he preceded his announcement with a paint-drying, self-aggrandizing preamble trying to the patience of all but his most ardent acolytes. Even its earnest pomp and magnificent solemnity were threatening glazed eyes to crust over and anesthetized enthusiasm to reach for that relieve only found in liberating slumber. Oh, I could tell,...
  • Pope Francis and The Open Conspiracy

    03/29/2015 12:56:56 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 13 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 29, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    The Man of Sin will be a philanthropist, environmentalist and an advocate of Green Religion. Cardinal Biffi's view here. The Earth Charter movement loves Pope Francis. At its Facebook page, the demonic organization gushes with excitement: "Pope Francis is expected to produce the first ever encyclical - the highest level Catholic teaching document - focused solely on the environment and climate change...Scientists have made the case that climate change threatens the natural world. Can religious leaders now make the moral case for political action?" The Earth Charter is part of what I call the Open Conspiracy: Religions in general, and...
  • Armed American Radio (3-29-15)

    03/29/2015 12:16:57 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 2 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 3-29-15 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • Martial Law-Style Training in Fort Lauderdale

    03/29/2015 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 106 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/29/15 | Rob Trent
    Footage out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida shot earlier this week shows military and law enforcement practicing the internment of citizens during martial-law style training.
  • No, Fox News. Ted Cruz Is Not Barack Obama. Not Even Close. (Barf alert)

    03/29/2015 11:32:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | March 29, 2015 | Karoli
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If Fox News tries to sell Ted Cruz as the conservative Barack Obama, are they damning him or helping him? There are so many laugh-out-loud moments in this clip it's hard to know where to begin. Dorothy Rabinowitz hails Cruz as a magnificent orator, hard-liner on foreign policy, and one who can inspire the conservative base to action. But overall, this is an on-air attempt to damn Cruz with faint praise, just as they did in an editorial earlier this week. It's clear both from the WSJ editorial and Peggy Noonan's pile-on the next day that Cruz is hardly their...
  • Obama does it again

    03/29/2015 10:49:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/15 | Michael Oberndorf
    Descent into a New Dark Age The Muslim Marxist in the White Mosque continues, on a daily basis, to exceed our expectations. Just when you think he can’t get any more lawless, or corrupt, or incompetent, or traitorous, he does. But like he claims to be the case with American’s achievements, he doesn’t do it alone. He’s had massive assistance from the “mainstream” media, the Democrat Party, and to the disgust of patriotic Americans nationwide, the Republican Establishment. In spite of it being so obvious that his “executive amnesty” scam is blatantly unconstitutional - and therefore blatantly illegal – so...
  • UN Human Rights Official Says Islamic State More Open to Diversity than West SATIRE

    03/29/2015 10:47:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein told the Security Council that “the Islamic State is more accepting of ethnic diversity than the western governments that are making war on them.” “Islam is open to persons of every race, color, or ethnicity,” Zeid pointed out. “It doesn’t matter if a person is black or white. As long as he accepts Allah as his master he can be a full member of the umma. This stands in contrast to a long history in which western governments have oppressed and even enslaved persons because of the color of their skin.” In support...
  • Shower will aid military moms. Green Valley group has 28 mothers-to-be

    03/29/2015 10:30:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Four years ago, when the charity-minded Women of Quail Creek collected baby shower items for military wives and active military moms-to-be, the event was so graciously welcomed that they’ve continued the event every year since. This year, the event has been moved from August to April 18 so winter visitors can participate. Idea originator and 30-year Army retiree Peggy McGee said the first event was held at the Army National Guard in Tucson with successive showers at the Air National Guard with the Army invited. For this shower, 28 moms-to-be are expecting 29 babies, and 13 are active members of...
  • Limousine Liberals & the Toll of Statism

    03/29/2015 10:26:52 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 16 replies
    Self | 3/29/15 | Me
    Nothing entertains me more than Limousine Liberals the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Elizabeth Warren who religiously decry income inequality - pardoning celebrity donors of course - only to discredit those quintessential American ideals that create independence and wealth: self-reliance, hard work, commerce, innovation, and competition. And yet it is these universal necessities of a strong and robust economy that progressives suffocate with endless regulation and taxation in order to erect a socialist utopia defined by dependence and division. Inciting voters by demonizing those more fortunate, those who toiled for their blessings, is absurd when you’re the one...
  • Access to Garden Canyon on fort closed. Monday starts renovation project

    03/29/2015 9:58:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    FORT HUACHUCA — Beginning Monday, the lower Garden Canyon Picnic Area will be closed to the public so it can be used as a staging area for heavy construction equipment needed to repair Garden Canyon Road, according to a press release from the Post Public Affairs Office. The road in Garden Canyon is in extremely poor shape after last year’s flood. It is hazardous in its current condition and the danger level will increase as heavy construction equipment moves in Monday to begin repairs, the release stated. For safety reasons, public access to Garden Canyon Road will now be further...
  • But What Does the Supreme Leader Say?

    03/29/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/15 | Alan Caruba
    If the Supreme Leader gets what he wants the prospect for war in the Middle East would increase immeasurably. The threat level to the U.S. and Israel would be off the charts. What Americans have a hard time understanding is that, for all the Iranian negotiators, the outcome of the nuclear arms deal that the United States is leading all comes down to just one man, Sayyed Ali-Khamenei, otherwise known as the Supreme Leader of Iran. In the 21st century, it is hard to comprehend that a nation could be ruled by a man whose powers supersede that nation’s president,...
  • Honoring those almost forgotten. Vets laid to rest in local cemetery for GIs

    03/29/2015 9:50:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — A small group of “almost forgotten veterans” were laid to rest during a short, simple ceremony Saturday. Fred Santana, the founder of the Missing in America Project, said those who were honored are like many “who have been on the shelves in America’s funeral homes.” The cremains were brought to Sierra Vista from Tucson. Santana came to the event from California to witness the latest group of soldiers, sailors and airmen — 17 of them this trip — to finally have a military-style burial. He said one time he helped recover 15 Civil War veterans and some...
  • Welcome to a surrealistic world run by Google

    03/29/2015 9:47:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/15 | Judi McLeod
    Google set to gobble you up: In the online digital world we have been googling everyone and every thing. But long before the means of our eventual capture crawled under the gate on its belly, we should have been googling—-Google. The mighty corporate techie giant with assets of $131 billion has nestled so long among us it is almost like family. Website owners tell people who want things removed off the net: “No can do ‘cause Google is forever”. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rocked the online world world when its 313-page ‘Net Neutrality’ initiative was revealed last month. But...
  • Liberal Professor: If You Understand Economics, You're Likely to be a Bad Person

    03/29/2015 9:37:16 AM PDT · by rightistight · 61 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/29/15 | Aurelius
    According to Lisa Wade, a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, if you have an understandings of Economics, you are likely a bad person. That was her finding in an article she published this week, titled "ARE ECONOMICS MAJORS ANTI-SOCIAL?" The first word in the piece was simply, "Yep." Dr. Wade writes that if you have taken classes on Economics, you "are less likely to share, less generous to the needy, and more likely to cheat, lie, and steal." She largely bases her belief on a study from 2010. In the study, students were asked if they would like...
  • PM Netanyahu Meets Senator McConnell (video at link)

    03/29/2015 9:19:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2 hours ago | IsraeliPM
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with with US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
  • #BanHighCapacityAircraft: More “News” From the Rabbit Hole

    03/29/2015 8:44:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-29-2015 | MOTUS
    Today’s post, direct from the Rabbit Hole:Due to the recent mass murder of 149 men, women and children with a high-capacity Airbus A320 airplane – which is just the most recent in an epidemic of suicidal airplanes – airplane safety rules are being reviewed by the Federal Transportation Department for possible revision.Under the leadership of luminaries like former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg as well as other well known anti-gun politicians and Hollywood activists, grass root advocacy groups have been quickly organized and funded. One of the largest to-date is Mothers Against Planes* (MAP). They’ve already begun to lobby Congress for...
  • Domino's policy changes on deliveries angers residents

    03/29/2015 7:29:43 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 83 replies
    WWL-TV ^ | 3-26-15 | Jaclyn Kelley
    NEW ORLEANS - There will be no more Domino's deliveries in the Lower 9th Ward after dark.It is one of the changes the pizza company is making after another one of its drivers was murdered in the Lower 9th Ward while on the job, but residents and one city leader say the policy change is a knee-jerk reaction that is singling out their community."It just, again, puts a black eye on this community," said Vanessa Gueringer, a life-long resident of the Lower 9th Ward.Michael Price, a 36-year-old father of three, is the second Domino's delivery driver murdered on the job...
  • GA: Iconic Picture of Modern Crime Prevention

    03/29/2015 7:22:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Cobb County, Georgia, a passerby took this iconic picture of modern crime prevention.  In it, a bank robbery suspect, a black male millennial, is being held at gun point by a white haired and fit member of what appears to be the boomer generation.  It is clear that the armed boomer knows what he is doing and has the situation well in hand.  The iconic nature of the picture is enhanced in that it was taken by an ordinary citizen turned reporter/photographer on the instant. While not certain, the pistol used to stop the crime may well be...
  • "Cruz"ing the Green Papers-The Challenge Ahead

    03/29/2015 7:11:30 AM PDT · by parksstp · 1 replies
    Green Papers ^ | 03-29-2015 | parksstp
    Can Ted Cruz mathematically win the Republican Nomination? In order to answer this question, it’s important to look at the current rules that are being set in place in each state and territory for the Republican nominating contest. With help from the information presented on the Green Papers, it appears the magic number to win the GOP nomination in 2016 is 1,235 delegates. As we all know, many states have their own rules in how they award delegates, whether they are bound/unbound, whether there is a binding primary or caucus, and whether the Party leader “super-delegates” in each state/territory are...
  • Net Migration Between California and Other States: 1955-1960 and 1995-2000

    03/29/2015 7:06:38 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 55 replies
    US Census Bureau ^ | 3-7-13 | US Census Bureau
    View Data Table This graphic shows the 10 largest state-to-state migration flows in and out of California for the period 1955-1960 compared to that of 1995-2000. In the late 1950s, the largest flows involving California were all inflows to the state, generally from states in the Midwest or Northeast. This pattern contrasted with the flows in the late 1990s, where nearly all of the largest migration streams involving California represented out-migration to other states.
  • Obama dishonored U.S. by trading terrorists for a traitor

    03/29/2015 6:56:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 4 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    President Barack Obama is being called out for dishonoring the United States of America by trading five Islamic terrorists for a known military deserter, former U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. American Center for Law and Justice Senior Counsel David French, who also serves as a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, believes that even worse than Bergdahl’s desertion is Obama’s unpatriotic act of deceptively jeopardizing America’s security deception for political reasons. “Much more serious than Bergdahl’s desertion is our commander-in-chief’s decision to hand the enemy a victory to retrieve a likely deserter, compounded by a decision to celebrate this serious...
  • Don’t use Common Core math to count the Core’s deficiencies

    03/29/2015 6:07:46 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 7 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | 3-29-15 | Quin Hillyer
    Now that Gov. Bobby Jindal is actually engaging the Legislature in his fight against the Common Core (mis-)educational standards, it’s time for a refresher course on why the standards are so misguided. First, though, there’s this: Some usual Jindal allies, such as Speaker Chuck Kleckley, say they particularly object to Jindal’s idea of reverting back (temporarily) to the testing regime of the old Louisiana Educational Assessment Program, which the state used for two decades before the state’s board of education fell prey to the airy groupthink of Common Core. But why? What was wrong with LEAP? For years Louisiana pointed...
  • Phil Robertson’s Point is Poorly Delivered but Nothing New

    03/29/2015 5:38:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/28/2015 | Ben Howe
    I first became aware of Phil Robertson’s recent controversial comments because Ace wrote up a criticism headlined “So Phil Robertson Is Yammering Again.” I disagreed with some of what he said but that was that and I went about my day. Then an article by Katherine Timpf at National Review titled “Stop Defending Phil Robertson – You’re Embarrassing Yourself” popped up as well and I started to realize that the only people writing about Phil’s comments were people that disagreed with them.Before I show you the comments, let me make clear that I do not believe the language Phil used...
  • Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES

    03/29/2015 4:40:02 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
     Look, anybody can make a mistake- More at Reaganite Republican
  • McCain’s mean machine gearing up

    03/28/2015 10:59:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 25 replies
    Amid rampant speculation of potential congressional challengers to John McCain, it looks like a long shot that any of them will step up to the task. In fact, they are peeling off faster than a cheap auto paint job in the Phoenix sun. Schweikert‘s officially out. Gosar won‘t take on the fight. Franks has no reason to give up the seat on which he has a lock, and it will be a shocker of monumental proportions if Salmon decides to run against John McCain. None of these Arizona congressmen are willing to subject themselves and their families to the brutality...
  • "Your Committed and Determined King" (Sermon for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, on Mark 11; 14)

    03/28/2015 10:23:49 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 29, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Your Committed and Determined King” (Mark 11:1-10; 14:12-26)Today is a Sunday that goes by two names, “Palm Sunday” and the “Sunday of the Passion.” As such, we get readings for both of these emphases. There is the Palm Sunday Processional Gospel at the start of the service, the account of Jesus riding into Jerusalem with palm branches spread before him. And there is the longer reading of the Passion of Our Lord, giving us an overview of the events later in Holy Week, through Jesus’ suffering and death. And as I looked over these two readings, something jumped out at...