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  • Jihad Denial and Armenian Genocide Remembrance

    04/27/2012 12:30:46 PM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    AINA ^ | 4-25-2012 | A. Bostom
    Jihad Denial and Armenian Genocide Remembrance Posted GMT 4-25-2012 0:25:50 The Center for Security Policy, under security analyst Frank Gaffney's bold and thoughtful leadership, is launching a 10-part, web-based video course (key findings summarized here), today, April 24, 2012, entitled, "The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within."Today, appropriately, also marks the 97th anniversary of the date officially commemorated as the start of the Armenian Genocide -- a jihad genocide -- April 24, 1915. Persistent jihad denial by U.S. policymaking elites across the intervening century -- a mindset so egregiously delusive at present it reflects mindslaughter -- is the tragic,...
  • Sarah Palin: Mourdock For Indiana

    04/27/2012 12:29:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Friday April 27, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana. Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock. It’s not just Indiana that benefits from sending the right Senator to serve for the right reasons; the nation as a whole benefits, and that is one reason why the eyes of so many around the nation are focused on the Indiana race.   Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate who will fight for the Hoosier State, uphold our Constitution, and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent...
  • DMV wants Bin Laden plate back

    04/27/2012 12:29:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    KSN-TV ^ | April 27, 2012
    A Virginia man is upset after his personalized license plate, which made a statement about Osama Bin Laden, was deemed offensive and replaced with a randomly assigned one that may have a different meaning. Rick Sander’s truck has a theme, he call “patriotic." Sanders drove around with tags stating “FOSAMA” for almost seven years, but just two months from the expiration date the department of motor vehicles asked him to return it. "This was sent certified letter to my house. I had to go to the post office and get it and I was thinking God what have I done...
  • Blind Activist Escapes House Arrest in China

    04/27/2012 12:24:38 PM PDT · by CondorFlight
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | April 27, 2012 | ANDREW JACOBS and JONATHAN ANSFIELD
    BEIJING -- Chen Guangcheng, the blind rights lawyer who has been under extralegal house arrest in his rural village for the past 19 months, has escaped from his heavily guarded home and is in hiding in the capital, rights advocates and Chinese officials said on Friday. American officials would not confirm reports that Mr. Chen has sought refuge in the American Embassy. ----------------- A self-taught lawyer once lauded by the state media for his work defending farmers and the disabled, Mr. Chen, 40, angered local officials after taking on the case of thousands of women who had been forcibly sterilized...
  • YouTube pulls Armendariz ‘crucify them’ video

    04/27/2012 12:24:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/27/12 | Caroline May
    The YouTube channel where Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe’s office originally discovered the video of EPA official Al Armendariz speak about his “crucify them” enforcement philosophy has scrubbed the original video and lodged a complaint against Inhofe to YouTube. The source and now YouTube complainant, David McFatridge of “Citizen Media for We The People,” is an environmentalist and, according to Inhofe’s office, has eliminated all content related to Armendariz’s speech from his YouTube channel. The original video now turns of an error notice that reads: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by David McFatridge.” McFatridge’s complaint...
  • India test-flies naval version of Light Combat Aircraft

    04/27/2012 12:20:11 PM PDT · by ravager · 3 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 27 Apr, 2012, 06.40PM IST
    BANGALORE: India on Friday conducted the maiden flight of the naval version of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) over this tech hub under a partially cloudy sky. "With the successful maiden flight of the LCA's naval version, India has joined another elite club of countries capable of design, development, manufacture and testing of fourth generation carrier borne fly-by-wire ski take off but arrested recovery (Stobar) aircraft," defence minister's scientific advisor V.K. Saraswat said here. The test sortie of the LCA naval prototype (NP-1) was conducted for about 20 minutes by Air Commodore T.A. Maolankar with Wing Commander Maltesh Prabhu as...
  • Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest (Bin Laden Anniversary)

    04/27/2012 12:03:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The White House ^ | April 27, 2012
    Q: Josh, did the President agree to an interview in the Situation Room in connection with the one-year anniversary of the bin Laden raid? And if so, how is that not a politicization of the Situation Room? MR. EARNEST: Well, I -- what I can tell you is that the President didn’t -- has conducted a couple of interviews over the course of the last year about the successful mission against Osama bin Laden. And so what the President did yesterday and what he has done many times before over the course of the last year is talk about that...
  • Who Is EPA Crucifixion Chief Al Armendariz?

    04/27/2012 11:58:33 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 27 April 2012 | Bryan Preston
    President Obama appointed SMU professor Al Armendariz to head up the EPA’s Region VI, to fanfare from the left, in November 2009. Prof. Armendariz’s SMU web site is…spare. From his resume linked there, we learn that at the time of his appointment he was officially a research associate professor in SMU’s Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering. His last private sector experience was in 1998, when he was a chemical engineer at Radian Corp for about three years. He appears to have no serious managerial experience prior to his EPA appointment to head Region VI. From associate professor to managing...
  • Big Labor’s big moment

    04/27/2012 11:52:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/12 | Allen/Bravender
    Unions' recent efforts include the Wisconsin recall campaign. For years Big Labor has been looking small, but it doesn’t feel that way now. Unions won an Ohio referendum overturning Gov. John Kasich’s effort to restrict collective bargaining for government employees. They built a recall campaign that could still knock Republican Scott Walker out of the governor’s mansion in Maple Bluff, Wis. And on Tuesday night, they kneecapped Rep. Jason Altmire in a Pennsylvania Democratic primary — getting payback for his vote against the president’s health care law. Not bad for a movement that had been read its last rites. “The...
  • Property destruction: the new ‘free speech’?

    04/27/2012 11:48:45 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4-27-12 | Ben Johnson
    Pro-life advocates, pro-family organizations, and traditional Christians do not expect to get a fair shake in the media, but the dogged, seasoned journalists of the prestige publications have overlooked a disturbing new trend: an increasing number of left-wing activists claim that destroying or defacing other people’s property is part of their First Amendment “free speech” rights. At LifeSiteNews.com, I have reported on the desecration of a pro-life display at Western Kentucky University. After a campus pro-life group got university permission to set up 3,700 crosses to represent the number of children aborted every day, a student named Elaina Smith placed...
  • Gay Marriage: Pope Representatives Calls For Catholic Alliance With Muslim and Jewish Groups

    04/27/2012 11:40:53 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 27, 2012 | John Bingham
    Gay Marriage: Pope Representatives Calls For Catholic Alliance With Muslim and Jewish Groups The Pope’s representative in Britain has urged Roman Catholic leaders to form a united front with their Muslim and Jewish counterparts to oppose gay marriage. By John Bingham 27 Apr 2012 Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio, called for closer co-operation with other faiths as well as Christian denominations to put pressure on the Government over its plans to allow same-sex couples to marry. In an address to Catholic bishops from England and Wales, he echoed the recent comments of Pope Benedict who said the Church faced...
  • Book: Stud bin Laden used sex potion, Just for Men

    04/27/2012 11:40:42 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 14 replies
    Aging 9/11 terrorist Osama bin Laden considered himself a stud who deserved multiple wives, but had to use a sex potion and Just for Men hair dye to keep his harem interested, according to a blockbuster book due out May 1, the one-year anniversary of his assassination by U.S. Navy SEALs. In Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen reveals that the reclusive killer was an advocate of polygamy. In an excerpt provided exclusively to Secrets, he writes: “His family life in Abbottabad was a source of genuine solace for...
  • GOP Ignores Veto Threat, Passes Student Loan Bill [Will GOP and Romney Relent After Veto?]

    04/27/2012 11:36:11 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 27, 2012
    GOP Ignores Veto Threat, Passes Student Loan Bill April 27, 2012 WASHINGTON – Republicans ignored a veto threat and overcame a rebellion by party conservatives to push a bill through the House Friday keeping interest rates on millions of federal student loans from doubling this summer. Lawmakers voted 215-195 to approve a bill that has become an election-year battle between the two parties over helping families in a persistently ailing economy. The measure sparked debate over women's health issues, too. The White House and most Democrats opposed the $5.9 billion bill because of how Republicans covered the costs: eliminating a...
  • Florida judge rejects bail hike for Trayvon Martin's killer

    04/27/2012 11:33:03 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 27, 2012 | Barbara Liston
    SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida judge rejected a prosecution request to raise the bond for George Zimmerman on Friday, after it was disclosed that the man charged with murdering unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin had received about $200,000 from anonymous donors to fund his defense. "I'm not going to make a snap decision," Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. said during a hearing in Sanford, the central Florida town where 17-year-old Martin was shot dead by Zimmerman in February. He spoke after Prosecutor Bernardo de la Rionda said the disclosure by Zimmerman's lawyer on Thursday that donors had contributed...
  • Freshman Class President [Romney Panders To (Futile) Youth Vote Too!]

    04/27/2012 11:31:47 AM PDT · by Steelfish
    Wall St. J ^ | April 27, 2012
    April 26, 2012 Freshman Class President Obama rocks the youth vote by socking taxpayers. This week President Obama toured college campuses in states critical to his re-election. And thanks to an aggressive interpretation of federal law, he managed to get taxpayers to pick up the tab. But it was the content of his message that will really cost Americans: a demand that Congress cut the rates on federal student loans for the next academic year. Congress seems willing to oblige, which means taxpayers appear headed for another painful lesson in government lending. The obvious political play is to shore up...
  • Obama pushes new veteran education executive order

    04/27/2012 11:30:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 4/27/12 | BYRON TAU
    "But as some of your comrades have discovered, sometimes you are dealing with folks who aren't interested in helping you," Obama said — recounting the "appalling" recruiting practices of some schools that have gone so far as to enroll brain damaged veterans. "The executive order I"m about to sign will make life a whole lot secure for you," Obama said. "And a whole lot tougher for those who want to pray on you." The details of the executive order, announced Thursday night, include provisions designed to give veterans more information about student loans, cracks down on online and on-base recruitment...
  • Obama Goes on Socialist Rant In Front of US Troops(WATCH)

    04/27/2012 11:23:31 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 34 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | April 27 | Staff
    President Obama and the First Lady spoke to soldiers at Fort Stewart on the Georgia coast today in order to discuss an executive order the President would be signing that would crackdown on scams used to bilk veterans out of their federal education benefits. Towards the end of the President's speech, the tune shifted towards a hyper partisan tirade hailing big government spending. The speech invoked much of same rhetoric the President had employed during his recent “official” campaign-like stump speeches.
  • Why Is The White House Protecting EPA Official Who Would 'Crucify' Big Oil?

    04/27/2012 11:18:15 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 26 April 2012 | Editorial
    Abuse Of Power: An EPA official who apparently made good on a threat to "crucify" an oil company to make the entire energy industry "easy to manage" should resign or be fired. So why is the White House protecting him? EPA regional administrator for Dallas Al Armendariz told a city council meeting in a taped speech two years ago that his "philosophy" of enforcement was to single out an oil company, punish it "as hard as you can," and make an example of it to scare others into submission. "The Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean," said...
  • Chicago Teacher: NRA Wants 'Porch Monkeys' to 'Die'

    04/27/2012 11:14:23 AM PDT · by South40 · 41 replies
    MCRTV (Media Research Center) ^ | 4/26/2012 | Dan Joseph
    Here we have a Chicago teacher feeding her students some anti-gun, anti NRA propaganda. Video here
  • California budget deficit grows deeper

    04/27/2012 11:08:55 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 9 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 4-27-2012 | The Orange County Register Editorial Boarad
    Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to issue a revised state budget within the next two weeks, so it probably came as bad news that revenue now will be "a few billion dollars" shy of the governor's previous budget projections through June 2013. That means the $9.4 billion shortfall Mr. Brown already expected will be considerably worse. . . .