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Sunday, April 20, 2014

 





  

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House Cats of
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The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
As the Royal Clintons like to say,
"Move along, nothing to see here.
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White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

Parents are too busy monitoring the
White House for the same.
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Barack Obama and the politics of lies
Appalling that this can even be written.
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Holder’s undermining of the law deserving of contempt
This administration’s response has been coy.
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One of our favorite Old Time hymns for Easter
Oh, go ahead, no one is listening. Sing along.
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Easter is not about bunnies or chicks or colored eggs or plastic grass.
Easter is about the jubilation of this.



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Winter is Coming. And, Boy How We´re
Going to Wish We Still had that
Luxury Global Warming ´Problem´!
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/20/2014 12:00:45 PM     Post Reply
Of all the many absurdities of the great climate change non-crisis which has been pointlessly obsessing our planet this last three or four decades, surely the most egregious is this: global warming is good. No really, it is. As a few bold heretics--such as Australian geologist Ian Plimer in his book Heaven And Earth--have long been trying to tell anyone prepared to listen, the human species is designed for warmth not cold. Ice ages are something we should naturally fear; warming periods are something which for which we should yearn. All the historical evidence confirms this--that periods of warming (such

Fox executive of 25 years is fired for
using her company email account
to raise money for families
of MH370 victims
Daily Mail [UK], by Alexandra Klausner    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/20/2014 11:58:47 AM     Post Reply
A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane´s passengers has been fired. Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, said Saturday she had wanted to arrange swift financial aid to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights. (Snip) Fox spokesman Scott Grogin said Tipton´s ´conduct and communications´ violated company policy. Citing privacy concerns, he declined to discuss particulars, but he said, ´As soon as we became aware, we took appropriate steps.´ He confirmed that Tipton

Fit for a Mc-Queen! Elegant in
a designer dove grey coat dress,
Kate attends church with William
on Easter Sunday in Sydney
Daily Mail [UK], by Rebecca English    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/20/2014 11:48:49 AM     Post Reply
They may be 10,000 miles away from home, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began Easter Sunday in traditional style by attending Church. Looking elegant in a dove grey Alexander McQueen coat with Jane Taylor Hat, Kate and her husband, Prince William, attended morning service at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney city centre. Kate´s hair had been coiffed underneath her hat in an elegant half up, half down style. Prime Minister Tony Abbott and wife Margie arrived first, the Duke and Duchess were greeted on the road by the Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies and Reverend Phillip Jensen.

  


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Rioting After Police Limit Muslim
Access to Temple Mount
Arutz Sheva (Israel), by Tova Dvorin    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/20/2014 11:25:53 AM     Post Reply
Tens of Palestinian Arab youths rioted at the Temple Mount Sunday morning, after police limited Muslim access to the Mount after another series of clashes on Saturday night. (snip)Five Arab youths were arrested late Saturday night, after they tried to scale the eastern wall of the Temple Mount compound and were found with tear gas in their possession. The teens were taken in for questioning. Police Commander Yossi Pariente made the decision to limit access to the Mount early Sunday, announcing that only Muslims with a blue teudat zehut, or Israeli ID card, would be allowed to enter the Mount for

Presidential polls make race
for White House a fantasy
fit for ´Game of Thrones´
New York Daily News, by Linda Stasi    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/20/2014 11:22:46 AM     Post Reply
The premature presidential polls have started rolling out and are consistent: The race for the White House is as much a fantasy as “Game of Thrones” — filled with as many off-the-mark, off-their-rocker relatives and pretender-contenders to the throne as any “Song of Ice and Fire": REPUBLICANS -Jeb Bush, Son of George the First, brother of George the Second -The Good: Last-name recognition - The Bad: Last-name recognition: Brother Bush’s illegal war and the collapse of the economy. The Ugly: The father, the son and the holy “Good God! — not them again!” The Advice: Get out and go find

Still Getting Wolf Whistles at 50
New York Times, by Maureen Dowd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/20/2014 10:54:57 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — IT’S weird to be jealous of your car. But I am. Men look at my car with such naked lust, their eyes devouring the curves and chrome, that I often feel as though I’m intruding on an intimate moment. Women like it, too. They sometimes grin and give it a thumbs up as it growls by, and one girlfriend fondly refers to it as “the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Goddess car.” But the icon evokes a special feeling in men. It’s the Proustian madeleine of cars, stirring old dreams and new. Guys sometimes follow in the American beauty’s

Bundy´s Rebellion
New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 4/20/2014 10:52:35 AM     Post Reply
The thing that needs to be said in respect of the rebellion that has gathered at the ranch of Cliven Bundy is that it is as American as apple pie. At the rate things are going the Nevada ranchers are going to write themselves into American history right alongside Daniel Shays and the Pennsylvania backwoodsmen who confronted the federal government over taxes on whiskey. The echoes are uncanny — complete with the sanctimonious lectures from the federal government over the law and the righteousness of the anger of the rebels.

  


  

Offer for Newark medical
center gets slashed, leaving
NJ taxpayers to foot huge bill
Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Susan K. Livio    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/20/2014 10:46:04 AM     Post Reply
Trenton — Deeply in debt and struggling to stay open, Saint Michael’s Medical Center of Newark put itself up for sale two years ago and accepted a $65 million offer from Prime Healthcare Services of California. Weeks later, however, Prime took a closer look at Saint Michael’s books and concluded they revealed “burdensome and inflexible” labor contracts, HMO rates “significantly below market price,” and two doctors earning more than $500,000 annually. (Snip) The proceeds from the sale won’t come close to conquering the $233 million mountain of state-backed loans Saint Michael took on when its parent company, Catholic Health East,

Obama family attends Easter service
USA Today, by David Jackson    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/20/2014 10:44:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama and his family are attending an Easter Sunday church service in Washington, D.C. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha visited the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in northwest Washington. Sitting on the second pew, the Obamas were among some 250 worshipers. A statement from the White House: "This morning, the First Family is honored to celebrate Easter with the congregation of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The pastor of Nineteenth Street Baptist is Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins. "The President and First Family have also enjoyed worshipping with a number of other D.C.-area congregations, including those at the

Chelsea Clinton has
premiered a short film
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/20/2014 10:33:31 AM     Post Reply
First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival. Clinton is the executive producer of the short “Of Many,” a documentary about the friendship of two religious leaders at New York University. One is rabbi, the other is an imam. Clinton was previously an assistant vice provost at NYU. The 34-minute film made its Tribeca debut Thursday night. The screening was attended by the 34-year-old Clinton and her father, former President Bill Clinton. Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinksy, are expecting their first child this fall.

Kansas City Highway Shooting
Suspect Charged With 18 Felonies
ABC News, by Colleen Curry    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/20/2014 10:01:17 AM     Post Reply
The man suspected of shooting at cars as they traveled on Kansas City, Mo., highways in recent weeks has been identified and charged with 18 felonies, authorities announced today. Mohammad Whitaker, 27, is accused of shooting into at least nine cars, injuring two of the drivers, in incidents dating to the beginning of March. (Snip)On April 9, a witness who was aware of the reports of the highway shooter saw a green vehicle driven by a man in a mask and hoodie acting suspiciously while driving very slowly. She reported the vehicle´s license plate number to police. Police were able to

  


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´Kind eyes and a mischievous glint´:
Photographer David Bailey unveils
his portrait of the Queen to mark
her 88th birthday tomorrow
Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Jane Evans    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/20/2014 9:24:11 AM     Post Reply
With her twinkling eyes and beaming smile, it is hard to believe Her Majesty will mark her 88th birthday tomorrow. This portrait of the Queen, taken by celebrated British photographer David Bailey CBE, was released today ahead of the occasion. It shows the monarch smiling at the camera - while donning a pearl necklace, earrings and a brooch. Her jewellery is accompanied by a simple dress by Angela Kelly, who has served as the Queen´s personal assistant and senior dresser since 2002. The black-and-white photograph was taken at Buckingham Palace in March and commissioned on behalf of the Government´s GREAT

White House honors French neo-Marxist
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/20/2014 9:11:28 AM     Post Reply
Thomas Piketty may not be a household name in this country (yet), but the French economist who is updating Karl Marx has quite a following at the White House and among thought leaders of the Democratic Party. Thomas Hubert of France24 explains: In his latest book, French economist Thomas Piketty warns that modern-day capitalism leads to unsustainable levels of inequality. (snip) he has met the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors as well as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. “The Democratic Party, especially the Obama administration, has been in contact with us and using our findings for a long time,” Piketty told AFP

We must confront the
challenge of Islamism
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/20/2014 9:10:05 AM     Post Reply
At least six Birmingham schools accused of harbouring a Trojan horse plot run by Muslim fundamentalists will be placed under special measures by Ofsted. The action is understandable. The unsubtle attempts to insert Islamist ideas--representing an extremist, politicised form of Islam--into the curriculum of those schools makes for frightening reading. Equally unsettling was the liberal establishment’s failure to correct it. According to a special report by the Education Funding Agency, radical Muslims have tried to take control of teaching by first taking control of school governorships. Excellent head teachers were either reduced to the status of figureheads or forced out

Ukraine crisis: New world order?
It’s just like the old one
Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/20/2014 9:00:53 AM     Post Reply
Here we are again, facing Russia across the barricades. How did that happen? Only five minutes ago, the West was celebrating the collapse of Soviet communism: a historic victory which had been achieved without a shot being fired. Russia would now join the free world as a capitalist economy, with something like democratic institutions. [Snip] The mistake, of course, was to think that the Cold War was about what it suited all the parties to present it as being: an ideological argument, a battle of ideas, a contest between philosophies of how men should live. As it turns out, it

  


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Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives
talk financial help
Associated Press, by Margie Mason    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/20/2014 8:55:26 AM     Post Reply
PERTH, Australia — A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainuddin met with the passengers´ relatives in Kuala Lumpur to talk about where to go next. Financial assistance was discussed and family members were urged to submit a plan for consideration. He declined to elaborate further, but said a fund could possibly be set up by the government or Malaysia Airlines.

China on course to become
´world´s most Christian nation´
within 15 years
Telegraph, by Tom Phillips    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/20/2014 7:51:55 AM     Post Reply
It is said to be China´s biggest church and on Easter Sunday thousands of worshippers will flock to this Asian mega-temple to pledge their allegiance – not to the Communist Party, but to the Cross. The 5,000-capacity Liushi church, which boasts more than twice as many seats as Westminster Abbey and a 206ft crucifix that can be seen for miles around, opened last year with one theologian declaring it a "miracle that such a small town was able to build such a grand church". The £8 million building is also one of the most visible symbols of Communist China´s breakneck conversion as

Easter 2014: A celebration of hope
Fox News, by Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 7:32:56 AM     Post Reply
Over 2 billion people are celebrating Easter today, April 20, as the calendars of Western and Eastern churches coincide this year, and these billions of faithful people are celebrating HOPE. The Easter message begins with the hopeful news that death has been overcome by life, that hatred has been overcome by love, and that sorrow has been overcome by joy. The elements of the story involve women arriving at a garden tomb and finding it empty, but even better, meeting the risen Lord, the embodiment of life and love. Their lives are changed forever and so are the lives of many, many

Death,Taxes and Anti-Semitism
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/20/2014 7:18:41 AM     Post Reply
Ben Franklin opined that there was nothing certain but death and taxes. I’d add a third to the list of certainties, anti-Semitism, and this week reminds us of that. As Americans struggled with preposterously complex federal income tax regulations and ever-higher tax burdens, the Washington Examiner’s Timothy P. Carney tweeted “That’s the price we pay for 7 of the 10 richest counties being within commuting distance of DC.” Right he is. As the rest of the country struggles to keep on producing -- cattle, grain, merchandise, services -- hamstrung by ever more regulations and executive and judicial branch overreaching, DC
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Gorgeous Easter Eggs From the
Master Patissiers of France
Slate, by Kristin Hohenadel    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 6:18:20 AM     Post Reply
Chocolatiers love a holiday, be it Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or Easter. The French version of the Easter Bunny is Easter Bells (les cloches de Pâques)—which allegedly fly to Rome for a few days before the holiday to be blessed by the Pope before returning with chocolate eggs for the kids. But you don’t have to hunt very far to find French chocolate and pastry shop windows full of Easter eggs all trying to out-cute, out-class, or simply out-design one another. Good-looking pastries and other sweets are a modestly priced pleasure in France. But like fashion designers, French patissiers and chocolatiers

  



Say Goodbye to Taiwan
National Interest Magazine, by John J. Mearsheimer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 6:11:05 AM     Post Reply
WHAT ARE the implications for Taiwan of China’s continued rise? Not today. Not next year. No, the real dilemma Taiwan will confront looms in the decades ahead, when China, whose continued economic growth seems likely although not a sure thing, is far more powerful than it is today. Contemporary China does not possess significant military power; its military forces are inferior, and not by a small margin, to those of the United States. Beijing would be making a huge mistake to pick a fight with the American military nowadays. China, in other words, is constrained by the present global balance

The Bundy Ranch Standoff
and Attitudes Toward the State
Reason Magazine, by Brian Doherty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 6:05:36 AM     Post Reply
The immediate "crisis" portion of the standoff involving the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy over his cattle grazing on federal land ended last week. Whether this will be end of Bundy´s troubles with the BLM, who have been in court with him over his refusal to pay fees to them for decades, remains to be seen, with the Bundys reporting that they´ve received registered mail from the BLM this week that they haven´t opened yet. I blogged about a lot of the factual background of the conflict here, with links to some relevant court documents. This story

1889: What the White House
Easter Egg Roll Looked Like
National Journal, by Brian Resnick    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/20/2014 5:53:47 AM     Post Reply
President Benjamin Harrison had a crisis. A child had let go of a balloon in the White House, during the Easter Egg roll on April 22, 1889. And we all know how hard it can be to get a balloon down from the corner of a ceiling, lest deal with the child suddenly stripped of a most prized and buoyant plaything. The guests noticed. "Here it remained during the afternoon, and was subject of universal comment as to the best means to be resorted to in order to get it down again," a Washington Post reporter wrote of the day´s

Caught! USPS worker who was in ´unspeakable
pain´ claimed $300k in disability checks for five
years while spending his time fishing in Alaska
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/20/2014 5:50:01 AM     Post Reply
A former U.S. Postal Service employee in Anchorage was arraigned Friday on charges he accepted at least $334,000 in disability and worker´s comp payments while he spent his summers fishing. The U.S. attorney´s office says in a Friday release that 56-year-old Amacio Zamora Agcaoili Jr. was indicted by a federal grand jury on 18 counts, including theft of government funds. They claim every summer between 2009 and 2013, he went dipnetting and fishing on multiple occasions despite being on disability. Agcaoili faces 18 counts, including charges of wire, Social Security and Federal Employees Compensation Act fraud, as well as theft

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

Spotlighting a law that stripped
U.S.-born women of citizenship
Los Angeles Times, by Richard Simon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:43:03 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Daniel Swalm was researching his family when he came across a disturbing episode in immigration history. That discovery would lead to a move in the U.S. Senate to apologize for action the nation took more than a century ago. Swalm discovered that under an obscure 1907 law, his grandmother Elsie, born and raised in Minnesota, was stripped of her U.S. citizenship after marrying an immigrant from Sweden. Swalm had never heard of the Expatriation Act that required a U.S.-born woman who married a foreigner to "take the nationality of her husband." Swalm, who lives in Minneapolis, found out about the law

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