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  • 10 mile spacecraft and 60 mile highway discovered in 1968 moon photo?

    10/06/2014 8:15:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 97 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/05/14 | Staff
    A 1968 photo taken during a Lunar Orbiter mission to the moon shows what appears to be a spacecraft that is at least 10 miles (16 km) long resting inside the Crater Manlius. The photo was the subject of a Youtube video that was released on October 4 that shows various close ups and light contrasts of the apparent spacecraft. Most of the object is well illuminated by the sun, but the rest is in the shadows of the crater which is approximately 20 miles (34 km) in diameter, What appears to be a spacecraft cockpit is in shadows. According...
  • Muslim Store Cites Hobby Lobby in Shoplifter Mutilation Case [Chopped Off Boy's hand!]

    07/05/2014 2:45:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    Muslim Store Cites Hobby Lobby in Shoplifter Mutilation Case On Wednesday, the owner of a small chain of convenience stores was arrested in Peoria, Illinois after he chopped off the hand of a 16 year-old shoplifter who had attempted to steal a bag of potato chips and a 16 oz. soda. But due to the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision, that man was released from custody on Thursday, even after pleading guilty to the attack. On July 2nd, Seif Majeed, 41, of Peoria caught a young, unidentified shoplifter, chained him to a pipe in a back room, and then...
  • Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado On First Day of Legalization

    01/03/2014 3:08:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 219 replies
    Osun Defender ^ | 1/03/13 | Bilkis Adams
    DAILY CURRANT – Colorado is reconsidering its decision to legalize recreational pot following the deaths of dozens due to marijuana overdoses. According to a report in the Rocky Mountain News, 37 people were killed across the state on January 1st, the first day the drug became legal for all adults to purchase. Several more are clinging onto life in local emergency rooms and are not expected to survive. “It’s complete chaos here,” says Dr. Jack Shepard, chief of surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, “I’ve put five college students in body bags since breakfast and more are arriving...
  • About the NBC/WSJ Poll....

    10/11/2013 7:11:58 AM PDT · by The South Texan · 17 replies
    WSJ/NBC News | 10/11/2013 | Self
    I posted this last night on the thread that discussed the NBC report, but it needs to be seen by some of our talking heads who lurk on here and later report things without looking at the details... So it has it's own thread. Go to the complete poll PDF on the WSJ web page on page 16 it has the demographics of the poll. 43% of Respondents are Democrats and 32% were Republicans. 44% voted for Obama vs 35% for Romney. And 5% did not know who the voted for? That right there should instantly put this poll in...
  • Lawyer: Florida Owes Zimmerman $300K

    08/27/2013 3:58:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    newser.com ^ | 8/27/13 | Rob Quinn
    Looks like George Zimmerman has taken time out from visiting gun factories and speeding in Texas to take care of more legal business: He plans to ask the state of Florida to reimburse him for up to $300,000 in legal expenses, his lawyer tells the Orlando Sentinel. Because he was acquitted, a Florida statute requires the state to pay his costs for things like expert witnesses and travel, and he plans to file a motion soon, lawyer Mark O'Mara says. "It's a pretty standard motion for a case that the defense won," says a spokesman for Zimmerman's legal team. But...
  • Fort Hood Judge Bans Evidence of Shooter's 'Jihadi' Motives

    08/19/2013 4:54:26 PM PDT · by magellan · 34 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo News ^ | 19 August 2013 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Lawyers representing the family members of those killed and injured in the Ft. Hood shooting rampage were outraged today when an Army judge limited prosecutors from introducing evidence, including emails to a known Al Qaeda operative, that would establish accused shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan's "jihadi" motives. The judge's rulings could inhibit the ability of the victims' families to claim in a civil suit that the shootings were an act of terror. Federal lawyers involved in the civil suit claim that the people shot during Hasan's murderous rage were victims of workplace violence, a designation that could sharply limit the damages...
  • Social Security: Retirement fund or nanny

    06/29/2013 8:42:26 AM PDT · by xkaydet65 · 42 replies
    self
    I received a phone call from American Express a few minutes ago telling me that Social Security had notified them of my wife's recent, three weeks ago, passing, and that they were cancelling her card and what payment arrangements did I wish to make. I hintend to deal with her cards and our accounts but for the life of me I can't comprehend what Social Security is doing passing bnews of her death to private institutions. Where in the law does SSS get this authority. Tea Party Patriot that my wife was, she would be outraged at this example of...
  • Hong Kongers Rally in Support of Snowden [They are anti-Obama protestors--see photo!]

    06/17/2013 6:37:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 6/16/13 | Ivan Broadhead
    Hundreds of people rallied in Hong Kong Saturday in support of former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden, who fled to the semi-autonomous Chinese city last month after confessing to leaking documents on two top secret U.S. surveillance programs. To many, the case raises questions about Snowden’s choice of Hong Kong as a haven as he fights an expected legal battle against extradition, and the broader implications regarding the secrets he has revealed. Amid monsoon rains in the city where Snowden remains in hiding, hundreds of Hong Kongers, expatriates and tourists marched on the U.S. Consulate.
  • The 50 Rip-Off Charities: Give at Your Own Risk

    06/17/2013 3:02:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    finance.townhall.com ^ | 6-17-2013 | Morgan Brittany
    I always believed that giving to a good cause or helping victims of a disaster was a noble thing to do. I mean, “There but for the grace of God go I”, right? With the recent uncovering of scandals within the government, more and more investigators are digging to uncover other cases of fraud and mismanagement. Is nothing sacred anymore? A recent investigation exposed by CNN, The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times have found that there are dozens and dozens of charities that basically do next to nothing for the causes they raise money for. 50...
  • Obamacare? We were just leaving …

    06/13/2013 4:55:54 AM PDT · by upchuck · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2013 | ANNA PALMER and JAKE SHERMAN
    Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting... The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive... If the issue isn’t resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt, many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of...
  • US Raises Nuclear Alert To DEFCON 3: China Mobilizes, Masses Troops On North Korean Border (Debka)

    04/12/2013 10:12:57 AM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | April 12, 2013, 8:59 AM
    Friday, April 12, the US raised its nuclear alert status to DEFCON 3, Condition Yellow (out of 5 levels), stating “There are currently no imminent nuclear threats against the United States at this time, however the situation is considered fluid and can change rapidly.” Many believe that North Korea will launch their test missile on or about April 15. Japan has instructed its armed forces to shoot down any North Korean missile that heads toward its territory. Contrary to comments from the White House Thursday, the Pentagon reported that “North Korea probably has nuclear weapons that can be mounted on...
  • Trillion dollar coin

    01/12/2013 9:16:03 AM PST · by GunsAndBibles · 14 replies
    vanity ^ | 1/12/2013 | gunsandbibles
    A coin with enough platinum at $1600 per ounce, to equal one trillion dollars, would have to weigh about 19,500 tons. I'd prefer to see it minted in WOOD so there would be no mistake about the true value.
  • PETA Crashes Biker Gathering

    12/09/2012 6:38:09 AM PST · by MamaTexan · 14 replies
    fromthetrenchesworldreport ^ | December 4, 2012 | by RightBill
    What a wonderful coming together of two diverse groups! This is how they found one of them.
  • PETA Crashes Biker Gathering… Not to be missed…

    ohnstown, PA (GlossyNews) – Local and state police scoured the hills outside rural Johnstown, Pennsylvania, after reports of three animal rights activists going missing after attempting to protest the wearing of leather at a large motorcycle gang rally this weekend. Two others, previously reported missing, were discovered by fast food workers “duct taped inside fast food restaurant dumpsters,” according to police officials. “Something just went wrong,” said a still visibly shaken organizer of the protest. “Something just went horribly, horribly, wrong.” The organizer said a group of concerned animal rights activists, “growing tired of throwing fake blood and shouting profanities...
  • Donald Trump Endorses Pal Anna Wintour for Ambassador (to the Court of St James)

    12/06/2012 6:14:55 PM PST · by drewh · 14 replies
    Fashionista ^ | Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 12:00 | by Dhani Mau
    Donald Trump Endorses Pal Anna Wintour for Ambassador Despite their disparate political beliefs and the fact that there is no actual confirmation that Anna Wintour is being considered for an ambassador position, Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to endorse her. He Tweeted yesterday, I am happy to hear that Pres.Obama is considering giving Anna Wintour @voguemagazine an ambassadorship. She is a winner & really smart! We can’t disagree, but we’re a little…surprised. In this past election, Trump endorsed and threw tons of money at the Romney campaign, and has said some pretty nasty things about the current president, for...
  • Three Reported Missing After Animal Rights Activists Take "War on Leather" to Motorcycle Gang Rally

    12/01/2012 11:56:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    The Spoof ^ | Jan 30, 2010 | Fuzzy Duffy Rating:
    Try to read this without laughing out loud… H/T Mike Hoy What a wonderful coming together of two diverse groups! We need more gatherings where the idiot activists are given warm, moist, aromatic welcomes like this one. This is why PETA usually protests women wearing fur rather than bikers wearing leather. Sounds to me like the old saying, “you mess with the bull, and you get the horns”. Gee, I guess these characters thought that Bikers where going to be politically correct like the rest of the wimpy world.
  • Antarctic ozone shows big improvement (global warming is saving the ozone layer)

    10/25/2012 4:50:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    TG Daily ^ | October 25, 2012 | Kate Taylor
    The hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic was the second smallest in the last two decades, data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites shows. This year also showed an improvement in the concentration of ozone in the region, with the minimum level recorded hitting its second highest level in twenty years. However, the reason appears to be a change to warmer temperatures in the Antarctic lower stratosphere, and experts warn that the improvement may not last. "The ozone hole mainly is caused by chlorine from human-produced chemicals, and these chlorine levels are...
  • Don't Let Bogus Polls Depress You

    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, there are a couple of polls out there today that are just outrageous. One is the CBS/New York Times poll. The other is the Washington Post poll. I'm telling you: They are irresponsible. They are designed to do exactly what I have warned you to be vigilant about, and that is to depress you and suppress your vote. These two polls today are designed to convince everybody this election is over. And Jan Crawford at CBS looks at one of these... Grab audio sound bite number six. She even says that. This is over because of...
  • Poll Claims Todd Akin Has Re-Taken Lead on Claire McCaskill

    08/29/2012 9:14:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 132 replies
    Life News ^ | 08/29/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A new poll paid for by the Family Research Council, a pro-life group, indicates pro-life Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin now leads pro-abortion Sen. Clair McCaskill in the race despite the controversial comments he made about abortion and rape. The pro-life group says the poll is evidence that Akin should not drop out of the race and that calls for him to do so were premature. The new survey conducted by Wenzel Strategies of likely Missouri general election voters shows that Senate candidate Todd Akin has regained his lead over Senator Claire McCaskill by a 45% to 42% margin, with...
  • GM Channel Stuffing Soars To All Time High (Bogus Obama Manufacturing Output Numbers!)

    03/01/2012 1:44:39 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 9 replies · 5+ views
    Zerohedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Did channel stuffing expert AOL quietly merge with a Government Motors without anyone's knowledge? Because making record amounts of cars only to have them amortize rapidly in showrooms must be some New Normal definition of a recovery. .
  • Fake CNN email used as dirty trick in South Carolina (Anti-Gingrich)

    01/20/2012 9:01:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-20-12 | Peter Hamby
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - In what appears to be a last ditch attempt to halt Newt Gingrich's late momentum in South Carolina, a fake CNN Breaking News alert was emailed to state Republican activists early Thursday morning claiming that the former House Speaker pressured his ex-wife to have an abortion. CNN did not send out the email alert. It's not clear how many people received the fake email, though at least two members of the South Carolina GOP Executive Committee, who did not want to be named, were among those who found the missive in their inboxes this morning....
  • Obama's bogus Keystone talking points

    01/18/2012 1:13:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/18/12 | Conn Carroll
    President Obama is expected to announce he is killing the Keystone XL pipeline project later today and will audaciously blame Republicans for forcing him to do it. Here is how White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer messaged on the decision last December: "The House bill simply shortens the review process in a way that virtually guarantees that the pipeline will NOT be approved." Obama is also expected to say today that TransCanada is free to reapply for the permit after it develops an alternate route through the sensitive Nebraska’s Ogallala Aquifer habitat. Both these talking points are completely bogus. The...
  • Pelosi Fires Back at Gingrich

    01/08/2012 8:52:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Pelosi Fires Back at Gingrich By Nell Henderson House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi fired back at fellow former Speaker Newt Gingrich Sunday morning for his disavowal of a TV ad calling for action on climate change that the pair filmed together. Mr. Gingrich, chasing the Republican presidential nomination, has called the 2008 ad “probably the dumbest single thing I’ve done in recent years.” Ms. Pelosi, of California, asked about the comments on CNN’s State of the Union, had a tart riposte: “He has been fined $300,000 dollars by the ethics committee, you’d think he’d consider that a big mistake.” CNN...
  • SWAT Teams in St. Louis Protecting Bank of America; Refusing Customer Withdrawals

    10/04/2011 1:55:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies · 1+ views
    Your Daddy.net ^ | 10/4/11 | notalemming 0
    more: http://www.SHTFplan.com/ From what we can gather, according to eye witness testimony, St. Louis PD has barricaded the Bank of America building and is refusing customer access to deposits. Eye witness account: ‘They would not let me get past that barricade, where those three guys are. I talked to the liutenant of the St. Louis Police Department – and he said they [customers?] don’t have a legal right – but he was going to try to work out something, a symbolic gesture where eight people to pull out their money, I being one of them.’ He came back later and...
  • Poll Points to Second Coming of Charlie Crist

    07/14/2011 3:33:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies
    With higher favorables than Marco Rubio or Bill Nelson, ex-gov could have future ... as a Democrat
  • (Glenn) Beck's Bogus Beliefs

    03/21/2011 7:56:54 AM PDT · by fishtank · 489 replies · 1+ views
    TheBereanCall.org ^ | 03-21-2011 | fishtank
    Beck's Bogus Beliefs March 2011 by T. A. McMahon "Glenn Beck, the television and radio talk show host who is best known for his conservative political views, isn't someone whom we would normally address in our newsletter. Our concerns are usually directed at individuals, programs, or organizations that promote spiritual or theological views contrary to the Word of God. Beck, of late, seems to be making himself at home in that realm, and he's attracting many who call themselves Bible-believing Christians. ... First of all, Glenn Beck is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He...
  • ARE ARIZONA LAWMAKERS NOW TRYING TO COVER FOR OBAMA’S INELIGIBILITY?

    02/27/2011 7:26:01 PM PST · by STE=Q · 47 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | Feb. 27, 2011 | Mario Apuzzo
    Arizona is considering passing a law that, among other things, would allow a child born in the U.S. to one or two alien parents to be recognized as a “natural born Citizen.” Such a law would be passed in error. Apart from the proposed law being unconstitutional for violating the Supremacy Clause and the Pre-emption Doctrine, a law that recognizes an Article II “natural born Citizen” as including a child born in the U.S. to one or two alien parents would be contrary to what the Founders and Framers designed as a national security safeguard for the Offices of President...
  • Master Prophet E. Bernard Jordan (Scam alert)

    02/24/2011 7:15:44 AM PST · by topcat54 · 14 replies
    Challies.com ^ | 12/10/2006 | Tim Challies
    I applied for a free prophecy through his site and was told “Thank you for connecting with the Master Prophet and requesting your free prophecy. You will receive a letter from me within the next 7 days, containing your personal prophetic word as spoken to me by the Holy Spirit. God Bless You.” I suppose my prophecy will show up next week. If what I hear is to be believed, he will soon be looking for several hundred dollars for any further personalized prophecies. ... So all-in-all, it seems that Jordan is just another in a seemingly endless line of...
  • [Hoax Received in OP's E-MAIL] Huge Earthquake Rocks Alaska

    12/02/2010 12:10:38 PM PST · by FromLori · 97 replies
    7.9 on the Richter scale; village destroyed. An Earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale rocked the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska at 11:28 on Thursday morning according to the World Geologial Association. The earthquake was centered just off of the Rat Islands, a part of the Aleutian Archipeligo chain that extends into the Pacific Ocean off of the southern part of Alaska toward Asia. The one village on the Island of Kiska, a mining settlement called Khvostov, was decimated; 219 of the approximately 750 residents were injured, although there were no fatalities reported. The village of Khostov was built...
  • What does Bush 43 think of Sarah Palin? Not much, say friends

    11/05/2010 6:27:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 78 replies · 1+ views
    Insiders say President George W. Bush thinks Sarah Palin is not qualified to be the president, according to a NY Daily News report. The paper says Bush also criticized Sen. John McCain for putting her the 2008 Republican ticket. It doesn't identify any of the Bush friends and sources by name and it quotes one unnamed Republican official who says that McCain's Palin decision made "Bush think less of McCain as a man."
  • Alaska station says Breitbart Web site audio attack is bogus

    10/31/2010 12:47:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/31/10 | Greg Sargent
    Is another Andrew Breitbart Web site production about to be unmasked as bogus? Breitbart's Big Journalism site is making an incendiary accusation: That reporters at the Anchorage CBS affiliate KTVA were caught conspiring to damage Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller. Big Journalism posted a snippet of audio allegedly showing this: It features KTVA reporters talking among themselves while -- unbeknownst to them -- they were accidentally being recorded on the voicemail of Miller's campaign manager. But it's unclear from the recording precisely what, if anything, was being plotted.
  • Israeli lawmaker calls for arrest of US war criminals

    10/27/2010 7:12:43 PM PDT · by STD · 19 replies
    Israel Today ^ | October 26, 2010 | Ryan Jones
    <p>Like progressive's worldwide, this traitor to his nation and to his nation's allies must be taken out of circulation. By any means necessary folks. Defeat them in elections, take them to court repeatedly and finally if the above methods fail; scatter their remains across the desert.</p>
  • Rupp/Marshall University Embroiled in Partisan Poll Escapade (Dem POLLING FRAUD In WVa.?)

    10/16/2010 6:05:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Huntington News ^ | 10-16-10 | Huntingtonnews.net Staff
    Dr. Robert Rupp, Associate Professor of History at West Virginia Wesleyan, also does some work as a consultant. Lately, his consulting work led him to advise a controversial new poll out on the U.S. Senate race in West Virginia, commissioned by Marshall University's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. That poll, released on Friday, depicted Democratic candidate Joe Manchin leading Republican John Raese by 10 points. The poll has been met with skepticism throughout West Virginia, since all other polls done by nationally-recognized pollsters show a much tighter race, either showing a tie or either Raese or Manchin leading by...
  • Max Baucus' Chilling Effect on Speech

    09/30/2010 9:22:32 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 6 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | September 30, 2010 | Bill Wilson
    Raw, brute force — that is the preferred campaign tactic of Obama and his allies in the Congress. On September 28th, 2010, Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urging the agency to investigate 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and 501(c)(6) organizations for “engaging in political activity”, as reported by Politico’s Ben Smith. Senator Baucus cited the 501(c) section of the tax code, writing, “The law requires that political campaign activity by a 501(c)(4), (c)(5) or (c)(6) entity must not be the primary purpose of the organization.” That is technically true. It...
  • Poll scandal sends campaign shockwaves

    07/01/2010 5:33:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-1-10 | DAVID CATANESE
    In the final weeks leading up to the June 8 Democratic Senate runoff in Arkansas, no data proved more pivotal in shaping conventional wisdom than a pair of Research 2000 polls showing challenger Bill Halter holding a lead. And those surveys—which fueled the narrative that Sen.Blanche Lincoln was a goner—may have been bogus, according to the blog that commissioned them. The prospect that polling data in a Senate contest of national consequence may have been faked has sent shockwaves across the campaign world, raising disturbing questions not only about the reliability of suddenly ubiquitous public polls, but about a new...
  • Five Reasons the Financial Reform Bill Is Bogus

    04/25/2010 12:51:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 417+ views
    MinyanVille ^ | 04/26/2010 | Jeff Macke
    Hello from New York where we refuse to apologize for focusing on Goldman Sachs (GS), again. We go with whatever happens to be capturing our inner-irritation or mental attention, in that order. The inescapable stench of the way “financial reform” is being jammed down our throats terrifies me. What do you want me to do? Fake up some shock that the Greeks are crooks? The Greeks have always been regarded shady, in terms of economics. Or at least they’ve had their bad decades. I’m not explaining. Google it. My point is I remain pissed about the financial-reform circus -- I...
  • The Coffee Party Heats Up (Newsweak:*200,000* 'showed up' LIE!!)

    04/23/2010 10:47:31 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 26 replies · 1,418+ views
    NewsWEAK ^ | Apr 22, 2010 | Steve Tuttle
    When Annabel Park imagined what it would be like to head a new national political movement, here is what she had in mind: a coming together of engaged, intelligent citizens who had tired of the angry rhetoric and accusations of the Tea Partiers; Americans of all political persuasions joining in a spirit of equanimity to discuss the nation's problems, and maybe even share a laugh. It was this beautiful vision that danced in Park's head on a recent Saturday as she made her way to Busboys and Poets, a cafe in Washington, D.C., for one of nearly 500 Coffee Party...
  • Blogger accuses anti-immigration group of death threat (CT)

    03/26/2010 2:47:28 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 12 replies · 397+ views
    The News-Times ^ | March 25, 2010 | John Pirro
    DANBURY -- Blogger Alfonso Robinson has accused members of a local anti-immigration group of leaving a death threat on his car while he covered a protest against health care reform on Main Street last weekend. Robinson, author of the Hat City Blog, said he was filming the demonstration outside U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy's office Saturday morning attended by members of the United States Citizens for Immigration Law Enforcement and discovered the threatening note when he returned to his vehicle. "Hi (expletive), your days are numbered," the unsigned note read, and it concluded with both racist and homophobic slurs. Elise Marciano,...
  • Obama's bogus bipartisanship is laid bare

    03/22/2010 1:38:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 367+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 3/22/10 | Ruth Ann Dailey
    Barack Obama floated into the Oval Office on the billowing rhetoric of bipartisan cooperation despite a voting record that pointed to the opposite extreme. A war-weary public preferred rhetoric to reality, his cool promises to his cold practice. Fourteen months post-inauguration, voters are getting exactly the reality that Mr. Obama's prior public service had foretold. And the rhetoric that so many found hopeful and uplifting has sunk to a snarkier partisanship than that of any president in history. Unlike some of the Democrats who defied party leadership on the health care bill, Mr. Obama revealed himself once again to be...
  • Lawyers fall victim to cashier's check scam [Texas]

    03/06/2010 5:44:06 AM PST · by deport · 28 replies · 1,168+ views
    WFAA ^ | 3-5-2010 | BYRON HARRIS
    NEWS 8 INVESTIGATES DALLAS — Clever con games apparently aren't just the stuff of movies. Three Texas lawyers were all targets of a sophisticated scheme using distance, the Internet and the quirks of American law to steal money. While two of them escaped, one did not. It started with a cashier's check over $100,000. It was the most enticing piece in a con game designed to deprive ethical lawyers of their money. "It's funny," said Raul Loya, an attorney. "You would think that lawyers would be smarter, but it's funny they fall victim." All three attorneys lived in different...
  • Police: Woman Deported By Fake Marshal (Bogus US Marshal 'Transports' Prisoner At San Diego Airport)

    02/02/2010 6:55:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies · 1,174+ views
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 2, 2010 | FOX 5 San Diego Staff
    Police: Woman deported by fake marshal SAN DIEGO - A Hemet man was arrested after successfully posing as a U.S. Marshal and transporting a 'prisoner' through San Diego International Airport last month. Gregory R. Denny, 37, was arrested on January 18, 2010, for identifying himself as a U.S. Marshal and falsely imprisoning a woman three days prior to the arrest. According to published reports, Suzanne Trevino, spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration, said in a telephone interview that an investigation has revealed that someone who presented "falsified law enforcement documents" was able to get past security and eventually make it...
  • Too Terrible To Be True?

    01/21/2010 12:59:20 PM PST · by steve-b · 38 replies · 2,158+ views
    Slate ^ | 1/20/10 | Dahlia Lithwick
    Some torture stories are just too horrible to contemplate, while others are too complicated to understand. But Scott Horton's devastating new exposé of the possible murders of three prisoners at Guantanamo in 2006 is neither: It's simply too terrible to allow to be true. Which is why it has been mostly ignored this week in the mainstream American media and paid little attention by the usual crew of torture apologists on the right. The fact that three Guantanamo prisoners—none of whom had any links to terrorism and two of whom had already been cleared for release—may have been killed there...
  • Sen. Landrieu Declines to Say Where the Constitution Authorizes Congress--

    12/11/2009 12:56:33 PM PST · by yoe · 38 replies · 1,518+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | December 11, 2009 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) told CNSNews.com she would leave it up to the “constitutional lawyers” to explain exactly where Congress gets the constitutional authority to force Americans to buy health insurance, the central mandate in both the Senate and House health care bills. Landrieu, in her second term as a U.S. senator, responded to a question from CNSNews.com at a press conference about the effect health care reform would have on small businesses. Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) joined Landrieu at the press conference. CNSNews.com asked Landrieu: “You mentioned that there will be no employer mandate [in...
  • Jobs data released today is a bogus, coincidence the day after Obama's job summit

    12/04/2009 6:06:22 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 22 replies · 1,285+ views
    vanity | December 4, 2009 | steelers 6
    The private sector reports last week stated there were almost 200,000 jobs fewer in the private sector. Also the numbers were. Plus the weekly jobless claims have been hovering around 500,000 for the past month. 400,000 is considered break even. This report should not be trusted, it was put out temporarily to take the pressure on Obama and to get health care thru.
  • The Mystery of Bosnia's Ancient Pyramids

    11/24/2009 11:11:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 21 replies · 1,958+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | December 2009 | Colin Woodard
    An amateur archaeologist says he's discovered the world's oldest pyramids in the Balkans. But many experts remain dubious Sam Osmanagich kneels down next to a low wall, part of a 6-by-10-foot rectangle of fieldstone with an earthen floor. If I'd come upon it in a farmer's backyard here on the edge of Visoko—in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 15 miles northwest of Sarajevo—I would have assumed it to be the foundation of a shed or cottage abandoned by some 19th-century peasant. Osmanagich, a blond, 49-year-old Bosnian who has lived for 16 years in Houston, Texas, has a more colorful explanation. "Maybe it's...
  • 75,343 Bogus jobs 'created or saved' by the Stimulus [MAP]

    11/16/2009 10:36:19 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 6 replies · 470+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11-16-09 | David Freddoso and Mark Hemingway
    More than ten percent of the jobs the Obama administration has claimed were "created or saved" by the $787 billion stimulus package are doubtful or imaginary, according to reports compiled from eleven major newspapers and the Associated Press.
  • Washington Post Admits to Bogus Quote

    09/29/2009 10:44:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies · 2,694+ views
    human events ^ | 9/29/09 | Gary Larson
    Veteran Washington Post reporter Daryl Fears, part of a two-person writer team, unmistakably wrote that filmmaker John O'Keefe had “said” he “targeted” ACORN, the advocacy group, for his candid-camera expose, because it registered voters to defeat Republicans. O'Keefe said no such thing. It was a non-quote made out of whole cloth by reporter Fears, and published as fact on Sept. 17. Making the falsehood exponentially worse, the Post story then was retailed worldwide by the Associated Press.
  • NAVY qua guinea pigs INFECTED WITH H1N1 Because of Vaccine

    09/26/2009 3:39:32 PM PDT · by The Conservative Yogini · 75 replies · 3,664+ views
    The Gadfly ^ | The Gadfly
    The crew of a naval vessel was vaccinated with H1N1 vaccine in order to “see what happens”. Well, what happened was that the Captain and the Chief Petty Officer died. Worse than that, it has become clear (yet again) that the vaccine actually CAUSES swine flu. If you choose to give either yourself or your kids a swine flu vaccine, you need your head examined. Here is the testimony from Navy wives of the affected crew via the internet radio show A Marines Disquisition, with Drew Raines. http://www.clipser.com/watch_video/1362067 : Ignore at your own peril. After the testimony is the actual...
  • 48,620 Miles Logged and Nothing to Show

    07/16/2009 6:11:03 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 20 replies · 858+ views
    Andrea Tantaros ^ | July 15, 2009 | Andrea Tantaros
    Since taking office, President Obama has racked up more miles to his name than most astronauts. According to Fox News, "in his first six months in office, President Obama has traveled abroad the equivalent of twice around the world." It's no surprise that the unseasoned and untested Frequent-Flier-In-Chief needs to get some ink in his passport, but the real question is, besides helping Obama brush up on his romance languages, what has he really accomplished overseas? The answer: not much. At each summit, foreign leaders have been more interested in getting Obama's autograph than his thoughts on missile defense. When...
  • FCC Chief Appoints Diversity Committee Members (No Conservatives etc. need apply)

    05/07/2009 6:34:59 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies · 643+ views
    DVRepublic ^ | May 1, 2009 | Staff
    FCC Acting Chairman Michael Copps, announced the full membership of the commission’s Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. The committee’s reason for being is to guide the FCC about policies and practices to enhance the participation of minorities and women in telecommunications and related industries. Access to capital--one of the biggest bugaboos to entry--will be examines as well as transactional transparency, career advancement, and the impact of new and emerging technologies on diversity issues. The committee is re-chartered through Dec. 16, 2010. “The sad truth is that the diversity of this great nation is not reflected...