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  • Decorated soldier from 'Black Hawk Down' battle in Somalia dies at 52

    10/23/2014 12:33:25 PM PDT · by twister881 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2014 | FoxNews.com
    <p>A decorated soldier who participated in the Somalia battle immortalized by Hollywood blockbuster “Black Hawk Down” was reportedly found dead in his Georgia home earlier this month.</p> <p>Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher, 52, died of natural causes as a result of a heart condition, the Army Times reports.</p>
  • Syrian fighter jet shot down by Israel over the Golan Heights

    09/23/2014 10:07:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Euronews ^ | 09/23/14
    Israel has shot down a Syrian fighter jet over the Golan Heights, in the first such incident in almost 30 years. Syria has described the shooting as an “act of aggression”.
  • Down Syndrome Babies—Here to Teach Us Tenderness

    08/21/2014 9:30:52 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Presentation Right 2 Life ^ | May 11, 2014 | Anonymous
    Down Syndrome Babies—Here to Teach Us Tenderness We snuff out their tiny, prophetic voices at our own peril. They are possibly the last barrier against a society-wide breakdown into generalized violence. FULL POTENTIAL: Emory University’s Down Syndrome Center — Showing what a child with an extra chromosome can do Fr. Mitch Pacwa, speaking to Presentation Parish “On Redemptive Suffering”, remarked that “Down Syndrome babies are here to teach us tenderness”. Societies that protect the most innocent are moving towards greater compassion.But young people in America today know that they may have brothers and sisters who were killed before they were...
  • Allegations of Voter Fraud in MN DFL Primary

    Absentee voting started Friday, six weeks ahead of primary elections. Already there are strong allegations of voter fraud. The attorney for Phyllis Kahn says he got word Thursday night; there might be hundreds of people who are registering and voting using an address that's not their home. Absentee voting kicked-off Friday morning in a hotly contested democratic primary race for the state house between incumbent Phyllis Kahn and Mohamud Noor. Brian Rice, attorney for the Phyllis Kahn Volunteer Committee, claims there's voter fraud. "I think there is a coordinated effort to use this address to bring voters into the DFL...
  • UCLA Student Melts Down After Divestment Defeat

    02/26/2014 12:50:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/26/26 | Legal Insurrection
    Vid at link
  • Basketball player with Down syndrome wows crowd (amazing, watch what happens)

    02/10/2014 4:55:35 PM PST · by rawhide · 11 replies
    y sports minute ^ | 2-10-14 | By Angela Sun
    There was no shortage of emotion on display when Kevin Grow got a chance to play for the Bensalem (Pa.) Fighting Owls late in the fourth quarter against Neshaminy (Pa.) Saturday. After all, the senior with Down syndrome has been the basketball team's beloved manager for four straight years. But from the look and sound of it on You Tube, no one in the crowd could have scripted this game's finish
  • Life’s Paladin: Jérôme Lejeune (medical pioneer)

    01/20/2014 4:03:29 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 20, 2014 | Christopher O. Blum
    “Merci, mon professeur, for what you did for my father and my mother. Because of you, I am proud of myself.” These words, spoken by a young man with Down’s syndrome, were most fitting praise for the scientist who had discovered the genetic cause of his condition. It had long been thought to be due to the misdeeds of the parents, and perhaps even a consequence of syphilis. In 1958, however, a zealous young researcher discovered the extra 21st chromosome in the genes of those who suffered from it. He could hardly have suspected it at the time, but...
  • Police: Mall Locked Down After Man Spreads Fiance's Ashes at LensCrafters

    10/17/2013 2:40:15 PM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2013 | Jon David Kahn
    ARASOTA - Police said a man triggered a hazardous materials investigation on Tuesday when he attempted to spread his fiance's ashes at the Westfield Southgate Shopping Center. Police Lt. Pat Ledwith said the man was still mourning the loss of his fiance who died several months ago. She reportedly had some connection to LensCrafters which is where the grieving man spread part of her ashes at 11:20 a.m., triggering the emergency respons
  • List: The Obama Shutdown (file)

    10/09/2013 8:55:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 10/8/18 | Nachum
    The Obama Shut Down10/8/2013President Obama Admits Real Reason Why He's Been Rejecting GOP Funding BillsMilitary chapel closed in Georgia: 'Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice'Priest: Obama Admin. Denied Mass to CatholicsObama Warns "No Magic Bullets", Exploring "All Default Contingencies"Deja vu... Obama repeats the condemnation of striking workers....againObama: Republicans Using 'Extortion' On Debt LimitObama Says He Will Negotiate Once G.O.P. Ends 'Threats''Gestapo' tactics meet senior citizens at YellowstoneArmed Guards Kick Senior Citizens Out of Yellowstone ParkDigging In: Obama calls Boehner to say won´t negotiate, plans to make statementExclusive Gyms For Members Of Congress Deemed 'Essential,' Remain Open During ShutdownDepartment of...
  • Really? Amber Alert website goes dark under government shutdown

    10/06/2013 5:17:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 77 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-6-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    This is a new low. Obama SPENT money to close natl parks but shut down the Amber Alert website. Look for yourself: http://1.usa.gov/190aIeP
  • Shut. It. Down.

    09/28/2013 5:23:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9-28-13 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday. The decision was announced by the GOP leadership in a closed meeting Saturday afternoon, according to sources present. Republicans will also pass a separate bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, GOP lawmakers said. The House’s funding measure will keep the government open until mid-December. Additionally, Republicans will adopt a “conscience clause” that delays until 2015 an Obamacare requirement that employers cover birth control as part of...
  • Why cant you fix this site?

    08/18/2013 7:38:53 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 103 replies
    Why is FR repeatedly having this problem? Over & over.... Why cant it be solved once and for all?
  • Source: Only President Could Have Made 'Stand Down' Call On Benghazi

    05/07/2013 1:36:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 150 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/7/13 | Kerry Picket
    A source with intimate information about the events that happened on the ground in Benghazi the night the U.S. Consulate and the CIA annex was attacked by terrorists told Breitbart News that, ultimately, only the President of the United States, or someone acting on his authority, could have prevented Special Forces either on the ground or nearby from helping those Americans who were under deadly assault. According to the source, when the attack on the Consulate occurred, a specific chain of command to gain verbal permission to move special-forces in must have occurred. SOCAFRICA commander Lieutenant Col. Gibson would have...
  • BOMBER DOWN… BREAKING: SHOTS FIRED IN WATERTOWN – Shots Fired – Was Hiding In Boat

    04/19/2013 4:18:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 349 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/19/13 | Jim Hoft
    Over on Franklin Street in Watertown, Massachusetts. SUSPECT IS DOWN— Officers – “We Got Him!”
  • Shots fired in Watertown in the same area as manhunt - SWAT streaming to site - Suspect down!

    04/19/2013 4:03:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 843 replies
    Fox News | April 19, 2013
    Headline is all the information Fox has at this time.
  • Sequester: IRS to shut down for five days

    04/19/2013 11:32:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/19/19 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS will shut down entirely for five days this year in order to try to meet its slimmed-down budget under the sequesters, a labor union that represents Treasury Department employees said on Friday. The IRS will close its doors on May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30, and employees are being told there could be two other days as well. “On those days all public operations of the IRS will be shut down, leaving taxpayers without access to information and assistance from frontline workers,” the National Treasury Employees Union said.
  • In a surprise move, Intrade shuts down for U.S. Traders

    11/26/2012 4:02:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/26/12 | Alexis Levinson
    Intrade, the futures trading website, will no longer be available to residents of the United States as a result of “legal and regulatory pressures,” the Dublin, Ireland-based site announced Monday. The website allows people to buy and sell shares in possible outcomes. For example, before Election Day, users could buy shares that President Barack Obama would be re-elected. Those who did were paid out for those shares when Obama defeated Mitt Romney. Users who held shares in Romney becoming president lost money on those shares. “We are sorry to announce that due to legal and regulatory pressures, Intrade can no...
  • Facebook Hacked (Knocked offline)

    11/02/2012 4:47:28 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 58 replies
    Facebook ^ | today | me
    Looks like Facebook is having some real trouble... knocked offline for some reason and not coming back up... http://downrightnow.com/facebook http://www.facebook.com
  • Israel shoots down unpiloted aircraft, reports say

    10/06/2012 9:56:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-6-2012 | Fox News /AP
    An unmanned aircraft was shot down by the Israeli air force Saturday after it crossed the southern region of the country, Reuters reported. The report said it is unclear where the aircraft originated. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) tells Fox News the unmanned aircraft did not depart from the Gaza strip. The aircraft flew over Israel for less than thirty minutes and did not carry any explosives on board, sources told Fox News. IDF spokesperson Yoav Mordechai said the aircraft was monitored and accompanied by fighter planes throughout its flight and it was possible to shoot it down at any stage....
  • Busted!… State Department Scrubs Damning Memo From Website Following Deadly 9-11 Consulate Attacks

    09/15/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT · by Fred · 132 replies
    GateWay Pundit ^ | 091512 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11. The Overseas Security Advisory Council, who posted the memo, is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security under the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC memo said: Terrorism and Important Dates Global 9/6/2012 OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September...
  • Flashback 1992: "Everything that should be down is up"

    08/23/2012 7:58:52 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1992 | Al Gore
    This is a somewhat famous campaign speech from Al Gore in 1992 that seems more relevant today than it was in 1992. He starts out telling his supporters to imagine how they'd feel if they woke up on a cold November morning, opened up their newspapers and read "Four More Years" (of George H.W. Bush). Then he goes into his riff which I am trying to transcribe here: Unemployment around the country has gone up. The number of jobs has gone down. The trade deficit has gone up. Personal income has gone down. The budget deficit has gone up. The...
  • Twitter briefly down across much of planet (miraculously, Earth & media continue spinning unabated)

    07/26/2012 1:00:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/26/12 | Cassandra Vinograd and Raphael Satter - ap
    LONDON (AP) — People around the world briefly experienced problems accessing Twitter on Thursday, a day before the 2012 Olympic Games are expected to cause a spike in use of the micro-blogging site. About three hours after the San Francisco-based company first acknowledged the problem by saying its engineers were "currently working to resolve the issue," Twitter said in a statement that the "site issue" had been resolved. It did not go into further detail on what caused the glitch — the second time in just over a month that the site has been hit by problems. Visitors to the...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Florida Senate Race 'Down to the Wire'

    06/21/2012 4:32:13 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 21, 2012 | Patrick Hobin
    The November election between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Connie Mack in Florida is set to be a close race, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Sen. Bill Nelson edges Rep. Connie Mack, 43 to 39 percent, in the Sunshine State contest for Nelson’s Senate seat, a new Quinnipiac poll says. “The projected November election between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Mack looks like it could go down to the wire,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Nelson has gained the slight edge since being tied with Mack in a May 24 poll....
  • Hadley-Crut graph shows temperature trending DOWN

    05/21/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 21MAY2012 | Robert Felix
    Down, down, down.
  • Arrests of illegal immigrants down 43% on Arizona border

    11/06/2011 5:54:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    NOGALES, Ariz. — The number of illegal immigrants arrested by the Border Patrol in the Tucson Sector fell by more than 40 percent last year, a significant drop that indicates illegal immigration has slowed considerably in Arizona. Official statistics won’t be released for several weeks, but Alan Bersin, the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, told Border Patrol agents in Nogales this week that arrests in the Tucson Sector fell to 123,000 last fiscal year. Arrests in the Nogales station, the largest in the Tucson Sector, fell by 43 percent to 18,000. “Ladies and gentlemen, know that you are engaged...
  • NYPD Can Shoot Down Planes, But With What Weapon?

    09/26/2011 6:11:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 51 replies · 2+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 9/26/11 | Russell Goldman
    The NYPD is capable of shooting down planes in the event of another 9/11-style attack on New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday, but it's unknown exactly what weapons the police have at their disposal, and whether their arsenal includes surface-to-air missiles. "The NYPD has lots of capabilities that you don't know about and you won't know about," Bloomberg told reporters Monday, echoing recent comments by police commissioner Ray Kelly. "Do you mean to say that the NYPD has the means to take down an aircraft?" Kelly was asked by "60 Minutes" on Sunday . "Yes," he replied, "I...
  • Obama Admin Targets Down Syndrome Babies Under Obamacare

    09/12/2011 4:22:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/12/11 | Mark Leach
    Prenatal testing for Down syndrome should not be considered preventive medicine. Such tests cannot prevent the presence of Down syndrome in a child; but they can decrease the likelihood of a child with Down syndrome surviving beyond the womb. Expectant parents need accurate information, including the many positive outcomes, about life raising a child with Down syndrome. Last month, my daughter Juliet began second grade, where her mother and I expect her to maintain her B+ average on spelling tests and straight A’s in Chinese. In addition to being a loving daughter and big sister, Juliet also is endowed...
  • An abortion worker’s ‘ah-ha’ moment: when a surrogate mother was paid to abort a Down syndrome baby

    09/20/2011 4:01:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews/LiveAction.org ^ | 9/20/11 | Jewels Green
    Note: Jewels Green is a former abortion clinic worker who also had an abortion herself. She recently spoke out about her experiences as an abortion clinic worker for the first time. September 20, 2011 (LiveAction.org) - After supporting abortion my entire life and working in an abortion clinic for years, my Ah-HA moment seemed to come from an unlikely place. I did not have a profound, sudden shift in my worldview. After years of ignoring the little voice inside me questioning the death around me—the nightmares and the regret—the truth snuck up on me. I was involved in an online...
  • DOWN BY HALF: Keith Olbermann Posts Worst Ratings Yet

    09/20/2011 5:23:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/20/11 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Turns out Keith Olbermann's fans may not be willing to follow him to the ends of the earth. Or in this case Current TV. The Daily News reports that Olbermann's show has lost nearly half its viewers since its June Debut. Current doesn't make Olbermann's ratings public (unless the show has a particularly good week as it did in the last week of August), but the NYDN got its hands on some numbers and they're not great.
  • Dow Jones -2.83%: That Must Have Been Some Jobs Speech, Mr. President.

    09/09/2011 9:28:04 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 30 replies
    Train of Thoughts ^ | 090911 | Train of Thoughts
    As we consult our quotes, we see the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 2.11% this morning, having been open a mere two hours. That must have been some jobs speech!
  • ADP: August US Private-Sector Jobs +91K Vs +100K Expected

    08/31/2011 6:44:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 31 Aug 11 | Kathleen Madigan
    NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Private businesses added a modest number of jobs in August, according to a report released Wednesday. Private-sector jobs in the U.S. rose by 91,000 this month, ... had expected ADP would report an August gain of 100,000. The July data were revised down to show a rise of 109,000 versus 114,000 reported earlier. ...Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires expect total nonfarm payrolls rose by only 80,000 slots in August. This month's number is expected to be held down by workers on strike at Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) in mid-August and layoffs in the state and...
  • Court Slaps Down Secrecy, Rules White House Visitor Logs Subject to FOIA

    08/22/2011 10:16:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/22/11 | Tom Fitton
    In an embarrassing defeat for the Obama administration, a federal court ruled on Wednesday that Secret Service White House visitor logs are agency records that are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act! U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell issued the decision in Judicial Watch v. Secret Service, (No. 09-2312). Here’s the bottom line: The Obama administration will now have to release all records of all visitors to the White House – or explain why White House visits should be kept secret under law.
  • Obama’s Upside Down Press Conference

    08/08/2011 4:30:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Hertitage.prg ^ | 8/8/11 | Brian Darling
    President Barack Obama made two fundamental mistakes today in his press conference which was intended to calm the markets. First, he did not lead off with a moment of reflection on the loss of American military lives in Afghanistan over the weekend. Second, he completely missed the boat on why Standard & Poor’s (S&P) lowered the credit rating of the United States. The President should have led off his press conference with prayers and condolences for the families of the 30 members of the U.S. military who lost their lives in Afghanistan over the weekend. Instead, the President waited until...
  • Lemonade stand shut down by officers in Texas

    07/21/2011 10:19:57 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 52 replies
    ktnv.com/news ^ | July 20, 2011 | Jacquie Levy
    McAllen, TX -- Gone are the days when a kid could make a few extra bucks by selling lemonade on the corner of their street. These days, it's against the law. A 12-year-old girl and her little brother were just trying to earn a few dollars for their two hermit crabs when a city code enforcement officer in Texas came and shut them down. The officer told their grandmother that the children needed a permit to sell lemonade, and their grandmother was ticketed for the offense. "I was mad," the 12-year-old said. "I don't understand why someone would want to...
  • Borders to Shut Down

    07/18/2011 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal via Drudge ^ | 7/18/20111 | MIKE SPECTOR
    Borders Group Inc. said it would liquidate after the second-largest U.S. bookstore chain failed to receive any offers to save it. Borders, which employs about 10,700 people, scrapped a bankruptcy-court auction scheduled for Tuesday amid the dearth of bids. The chain said it will ask a judge Thursday to approve a sale to liquidators led by Hilco Merchant Resources and Gordon Brothers Group. The liquidation of the company's remaining 399 stores could start as soon as Friday, and the chain is expected to go out of business for good by the end of September, the company said.
  • NYT’s Friedman doubles down on ‘inbred’ claim about Israeli gov’t, taunts Mark Levin

    07/18/2011 11:38:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/18/11 | Jeff Poor
    During the past few weeks, something of a back-and-forth has developed between New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and conservative talker Mark Levin. The topic: disparaging comments Friedman made about the government of Israel. Last month, in an appearance on Bloomberg’s “The Charlie Rose Show,” Friedman said, “Israel today — I’m sorry — it has the most inbred, unimaginative government I think it’s ever had.” And on Monday’s “Imus in the Morning” show on the Fox Business Network, Friedman clarified those remarks. “The right words Don, are inbred, brain dead and completely, I would say, indifferent to the situation that...
  • EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ

    06/08/2011 11:02:23 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 25 replies
    Jewish Defense League (Canada) ^ | January 15, 2008 | Sebastian Vilar Rodriguez
    I walked down the street in Barcelona, and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz. We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, and talent. --- We destroyed the Chosen People, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world. --- The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. --- These are the people we burned. --- And under the pretense of tolerance, and...
  • Infiltration from Sinai Down 50%

    05/11/2011 4:27:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/11 | Gil Ronen
    The rate of infiltration into Israel from Sinai has dipped by 50% in the past year, a senior security source told Arutz Sheva's Haggai Huberman. "Last year we counted 6,000 infiltrators in this season. This year we are at 2,500 infiltrators." "The Egyptians are making efforts to prevent the entry of infiltrators," the security official said. "There is good cooperation with the Egyptians." The Sinai desert, however, is "turning into a black hole, an area without a country [in charge of it] and with many terror elements," the source added. "The Egyptians are focusing their anti-terror efforts on Rafiah, El...
  • The Hill Poll: Voters see president's ratings bounce vanishing soon

    05/09/2011 5:28:30 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 28 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 05/09/11 06:07 AM ET | Niall Stanage
    Most voters believe the popularity boost President Obama has received following the killing of Osama bin Laden will disappear quickly, according to a new poll conducted for The Hill. Almost three in five likely voters think the “bin Laden bounce” will vanish within three months, the poll indicates. Only one in four believes that Obama will still be benefitting in six months’ time. Obama is currently enjoying a major spike in his approval ratings: A New York Times/CBS poll last week showed an 11-point jump in his approval rating compared to two weeks before. Gallup’s daily tracking poll showed Obama’s...
  • Gmail down

    04/20/2011 5:03:56 AM PDT · by MsLady · 62 replies
    April 20, 2011 | MsLady
    My gmail is down this morning. And I'm seeing by bing, gmail down that it is. But, no one seems to know why and every article that I try to get on to read about it seems to be hanging and not loading all the way. I also read on a post that there were rumors of DoS attack??? hmmmmmm
  • Michele Bachmann stares down heckler in Iowa

    04/11/2011 8:48:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/11/11 | KASIE HUNT
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Michele Bachmann said again Monday that the American intervention in Libya was a mistake — but this time she had to talk over a heckler who shouted vulgarities at her. Jenny Watkins, 22, shouted at Bachmann from the back of a large room at the University of Iowa here, while a male companion held a sign that read "Desensitized Homosexual" — a reference to an earlier part of Bachmann's speech, when she said she worried that children in elementary school would be desensitized to homosexuality. The two might have been escorted out with little fanfare, but...
  • Obama: I’ll Shut Down the Government and Suspend Military Pay

    04/07/2011 3:12:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/7/11 | Mike Flynn
    Rather than accept a few billion in budget cuts (read rounding error), President Obama has signaled his willingness to shut down the federal government. (Yah!) For those keeping score at home, any government shutdown that happens is on Obama’s plate. He is the President. All on him. The worst part of this whole debate is the Obama Administration’s decision to hold military pay hostage to the budget debate. For the last few decades, government shutdowns have been guided by an OMB directive issued during the Reagan Administration. Under this directive, military personnel would continue to receive the paychecks while politicians...
  • U.S. Treasury Drew Down Its Cash Balance by $81.6 Billion in Just First 4 Days of March

    03/07/2011 6:47:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/7/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The U.S. Treasury is depleting its cash at an accelerating pace, drawing down its cash balance by $81.6 billion in the just the first four days of March, leaving the federal government with only $108.9 billion on hand, according to the Daily Treasury Statement released Monday afternoon. At the beginning of February, the Treasury had $349.1 billion in cash on hand, but spent that down by $158.5 billion during the month, ending February with only $190.6 billion on hand. Were the government to continue to draw down its cash balance
  • Economic Growth Revised Down

    03/05/2011 6:30:43 AM PST · by Son House · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, do you remember that big, big report, economic growth, fourth quarter of last year, 3.2%, remember that? What did we tell you? We told you to hang on, sit tight, be patient for the revised number. It won't be that good. And it wasn't. "The U.S. economy grew at a 2.8 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter, slower than previously calculated and less than forecast as state and local governments made deeper cuts in spending." Once again, economic growth revised downward, not 3.2%, but rather 2.8% in the fourth quarter. I'd like to hearken back...
  • Excerpt: 'Man Down' by Dan Abrams

    03/01/2011 4:16:37 PM PST · by nerdwithagun · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03-01-2011 | Dan Abrams
    "In his new book "Man Down," Dan Abrams gives "Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, and Just About Everything Else." A television host, legal commentator and web entrepreneur, Abrams publishes five websites and is the CEO of the digital media strategy firm Abrams Research. Abrams is joining ABC News as a legal analyst for "Good Morning America" and will contribute on pieces for the news division."
  • Stop the Presses: Shutting Down the Civil Rights Commission’s Investigation of DOJ

    02/15/2011 9:30:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 12/15/11 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    President Obama and Harry Reid have used their appointment powers to stop the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' investigation into the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case. (Don't miss James Poulos' PJTV interview with von Spakovsky and J. Christian Adams from CPAC.) For a while, at least, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was investigating the Justice Department’s race-based decision to dismiss the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case — a case DOJ had effectively won. But now President Obama and Harry Reid have used their appointment powers to stop the investigation. Never mind the incontrovertible (and mounting) evidence that...
  • Mort Zuckerman Smacks Down Eleanor Clift's Claim Egypt Protesters Are Secular: 'That's Nonsense!'

    02/13/2011 8:17:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    News Busters ^ | 2/13/11 | Noel Sheppard
    For the second week in a row, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift found herself in a hostile crowd on PBS's "McLaughlin Group." During a lengthy segment about the crisis in Eqypt, after Clift claimed the protesters were secular, the entire panel almost pounced on her with Mort Zuckerman saying several times, "That's nonsense" (video follows with transcript and commentary): MORT ZUCKERMAN: We have an absolutely perfect example of whether our interests and our values are aligned here in Egypt, because our interests as Pat says, we're tied in with a lot of very, very conservative, monarchial or shall we say non- democratic...
  • Homeland Security Shuts Down Channelsurfing.net

    02/03/2011 8:12:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Channelsurfing.net ^ | 2/3/11 | Nachum
    Quote from the homepage of the website: "This domain name has been seized by ICE-Homeland Security Investigations, Special Agent in Charge, New York Office, in accordance with a seizure warrant obtained by the United States Attorneys Office for the Southern District of New York...."
  • The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America (video)

    02/01/2011 1:37:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    patriot action network ^ | 2/1/11 | patriot action network
    This video was originally created to be part of an art exhibit for Exposed the Art Project
  • Don't Let the Sun Go Down

    01/19/2011 6:46:08 AM PST · by hawkins · 2 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 01/19/2011 | Travis Main
    Everyone’s concept of the perfect day is different. My perfect day would likely involve a whole lot of fish, hiking, sports, good food, a campfire, and board games. The surroundings would be a few select friends, the ocean, and the mountains. It would be warm enough not to need a sweater, but cool enough to be completely comfortable! That is the kind of day which should not end. Let the sun just sit on the horizon and never go down. The truth of the matter is the sun does go down each day. It will continue doing so until God...