A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Israel´s Iron Dome Has Intercepted
More Than 150 Rockets

ABC News, by Russell Goldman

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/18/2012 5:16:06 AM

Israel said that it will install a fifth "Iron Dome" battery before the end of the year, adding another installation to the country´s missile defense system, which has proven itself this week, intercepting more than 150 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. The missile defense system, which can identify enemy rockets, determine if they pose a threat to populated areas, and destroy them within a matter of seconds, has been praised by Israel´s leaders for saving hundreds of lives. The system, however, comes with a steep price. Each interceptor missile, which includes a radar guidance system, costs $40,000.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/18/2012 5:21:23 AM     (No. 9021479)

I wonder if this writer would worry about the cost if a rocket was headed his way?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 11/18/2012 6:28:58 AM     (No. 9021522)

What was the cost of the stimulus package?? And how many lives did it save?

I know it saved one job-- Obama´s! Paid for enough votes to seat this pain in the butt back into our collective lives for four more years.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/18/2012 7:21:28 AM     (No. 9021556)

"Steep cost?" What is the cost if the attack is successful? Oh I see.. takes money away from food stamps and free phones!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: ruready?, 11/18/2012 7:45:55 AM     (No. 9021588)

Steep price? The population do Israel is about 8 million, so 150 do these interceptors have cost each citizen ~ 75 cents. The world is upside down.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: pliades, 11/18/2012 7:46:13 AM     (No. 9021590)

Has anyone thought to check the records to see how many Israeli are on food stamps and getting entitlements like BiBi-Phones? I wonder what Israel´s unemployment numbers are? Can any comparisons be made?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/18/2012 7:54:50 AM     (No. 9021599)

No wonder Obama appears to be anti-Israeli, while snubbing Prime Minister Netanyahu. There is much to be admired in the strength and patriotism which exists there, to the vexation of the U.S. president.
.... I´m still amazed at American Jews, who are apt to watch Israel attacked from all sides, while America opts to stay uninvolved.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/18/2012 8:03:15 AM     (No. 9021612)

It helps to read the article. There was no focus on the cost, it was merely mentioned as informational. The piece is really about the effectiveness of the system.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: sadc, 11/18/2012 8:05:56 AM     (No. 9021620)

The missles work, which is more than I can say for the loyal Obama supporters. Good point about how many jobs the stimulus created or TARP or any of the zillion we can´t even recall.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 11/18/2012 8:10:04 AM     (No. 9021628)

It really burns up ABC news that people can defend themselves against the wackos.

So hard to understand the motivations of the left. They seem suicidal.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: valinva, 11/18/2012 8:13:32 AM     (No. 9021637)

With the Egyptians no longer preventing the rockets from getting to Gaza, the cost could eventually be a concern in the long run as expensive missiles are used to destroy cheap missiles. Israel will have to plug the hole in the weapons transfer dike. This will mean boots on the ground in Gaza and a possible confrontation with Egypt.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/18/2012 8:19:48 AM     (No. 9021645)

While I find it hard to believe each interceptor missile goes for $40k apiece, wondering why Israel didn´t wallpaper the land along the Gaza strip with these. Poster #1´s comment also noted.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: LZK, 11/18/2012 8:31:40 AM     (No. 9021664)

Good for Israel!! Where can I send a donation to help support the "war effort"?

Israel doesn´t need obama. The American people are with you. You don´t need the taxpayer´s money from the goooooberment. Just tell US where to send the donations...

Go Moosad!!

LZK

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: OhMy, 11/18/2012 9:03:12 AM     (No. 9021722)

It is a good thing if Israel has a defensive weapon that is effective. More power to them. The real question on its cost is what is the cost of this defense vs the cost of the offensive weapon fired against them? Can the muslim hoardes bankrupt them by firing on them. Defence is good but defence alone is a dangerous proposition. Why is the left so opposed to defensive weapons against the nukes in the cold war ridiculing them as "star wars". The left is animated by our enemies!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: cake crumb, 11/18/2012 9:11:30 AM     (No. 9021733)

The author must be a progressive because he thinks human lives have no value.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: MMC, 11/18/2012 9:33:21 AM     (No. 9021779)

I am praying for Israel...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/18/2012 9:59:50 AM     (No. 9021832)

"Read the article"? Surely #7 jests.

Most of the replies posted on the site are generated by the headline and/or the intro.

It takes a serious reader/poster to read the article before posting. The essence of the article is almost never in either the headline or the intro. But...

Failing that, a driveby wisecrack will do?

This is a highly informational article - maybe too much so as it gives more information on the system than seems prudent.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: MissMann, 11/18/2012 10:34:53 AM     (No. 9021891)

Once it was decided it was possible, the rest was just engineering. Glad to see it got done and is protecting people.

Kinda like the seawall: it you´re serious about protecting your people, you get it done. If you are unserious, you worry about the size of the soda they´re drinking or if they have free contraceptives...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/18/2012 10:43:56 AM     (No. 9021906)

Better get production cranked up...when they run out the Islamo-missiles start dropping...maybe big ones.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/18/2012 11:07:03 AM     (No. 9021942)

Etched in my memory forever is the ridicule the mainstream media heaped on President Reagan, with the taunt of ´star wars!´ with his missile defense system program.
He was right. The left were wrong.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: WyoEagle, 11/18/2012 11:08:05 AM     (No. 9021943)

This is hardly the system that RR wanted, not even close.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: gesundheit, 11/18/2012 11:17:14 AM     (No. 9021956)

But Israel is also firing its own missiles into Gaza to destroy Hamas´s missile installations, which will continually decrease Hamas´s missile supply aimed at Israel.

Until now, the only people capable of destroying evildoers while remaining invulnerable themselves have been comicbook heroes. Superman, for example. Now we have Supernation, Israel with its Iron Dome.

There is no hope for the Palestinians unless they beat their missiles into plowshares and start working peacefully with Israel to rebuild their country.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: horacer, 11/18/2012 11:18:49 AM     (No. 9021962)

That´s an incredible kill ratio. Israel has just taken out the head of Hamas´ rocket program, Yahyia Byya. Taken out with extreme prejudice. It´s time to invade and destroy the stockpiles and munitions factories.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/18/2012 11:24:15 AM     (No. 9021975)

Israel in cooperation with Northrup Grumman in 1996 successfully developed THEL - tactical high energy laser - to shoot down incoming ordnance.

2002 the design shot down incoming test rockets and missels. The mobile version successfully shot down 40+ incoming mortar rounds.

They´ve got equipment, like we have equipment no one has yet seen.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: oldvlc, 11/18/2012 11:39:53 AM     (No. 9022021)

While it is true the cost was only mentioned in passing, Israel can afford it. THEY have not squandered their national treasure on welfare queens, cell phones and bribes to unions. They do not have the crushing debt the USA has, and never will. They have wisely spent their money where it counts: defense.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: busterman, 11/18/2012 11:59:05 AM     (No. 9022051)

$40,000 a piece? That´s CHEAP!

An AGM-65 Maverick, optically guided, tank-busting missile hanging off a hard point on an A-10 Warthog (or F-15E, F-16, F/A-18...) costs $1 million a piece! That´s one million dollars for one missile. And it takes out a tank.

At $40,000 a piece, Israel can get 25 of these interceptor missiles for the price of ONE of our AGM-65´s.

Ldot posters: doing the research the paid, legacy media can´t be bothered to do on their own.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 11/18/2012 12:17:06 PM     (No. 9022075)

Iron Dome is proving an incredibly wonderful and effective system, BUT:

1. It is not Reagan´s "star wars" ballistic missile defense system, much as a unicycle is not a Chevy Tahoe,

and

2. $40,000 is very cheap for a modern precision-guided missile, BUT it is shooting down a lot of Qassam style missiles that cost about $500. It *can* shoot down bigger stuff, if there is any, up to even small aircraft. The US makes the Patriot missile for big stuff, at about $2,000,000 per missile - but even that is not the same as Reagan´s "star wars".

Mass-produced let´s say the Iron Dome "tamir" missiles could get down to even $10,000 each. Again, for modern military stuff, that would be next to a miracle. But again on the other side, sometimes you have to launch 2 or 3 or 4 to be sure to hit a target. And finally, some get through, especially when a bunch come at one time.

I´m really curious how the lasers are coming along too, but it turns out they are just NOT the same as Star Trek phases. Latest public info on them is at the 10kw level, they can only run for a few minutes before overheating, and targeting is a MUCH tougher task than anyone really thought.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: IMSully, 11/18/2012 12:38:30 PM     (No. 9022128)

Rockets don´t kill people, People kill People!

By not wasting money on missile defense look how many abortions we can cover!

I´m channeling my inner Coulter.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: Namma, 11/18/2012 3:38:15 PM     (No. 9022394)

I´m with #12...where do I send my donation
Praying also for Israel..

You go get em Benny...Everyone has the right to defend themselvs.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/18/2012 4:27:43 PM     (No. 9022459)

Get ready for the Occupy "progressives" to intervene actively, #14. From a forum in the area close to where I once lived:

Dear Neighbors,

Here´s information about a local demonstration this afternoon:

And there follows a link to the OccupyRaleigh org which demands a stop to the so-called war on Gaza and "an end to Israel´s most recent attack on the Palestinian people."

Of course, no mention of the obvious--the number of rockets fired into Israel in the last year and, particularly, the number fired in the last few days (which was 371 last time I looked and must be more by now). The IDF blog website has been hacked by Anonymous, unfortunately. I´ll post a separate thread on that in a moment.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: Shucky, 11/18/2012 4:36:11 PM     (No. 9022472)

The leftist democrat who wrote the story obviously thinks that an Israeli Jew´s life is worth a lot less than $40,000.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 11/18/2012 5:17:25 PM     (No. 9022527)

Just think of all Israel is losing in tourism, which I am sure accounts for much of their income.

I personally took a trip to Israel after my first year of employment and it has been and will always be the highlight of my life. The Bible came alive and the respect I gained for the Jewish people, of course, knowing Jesus was a Jew, and that was His homeland.

God bless the Jewish people and I pray for their survival and even rebounding again and again, thanks to their faith and values, which we, in the US, could use/emulate!

The family values I witnessed there would put US to shame. They spent time together and appreciated each other, knowing God´s blessings and His promise to bless Israel and also, to all who blessed Israel, He would bless and those who cursed Israel, He would curse.

Time to stop and consider that it is God Himself who is cursing those who come against Israel, yet they continue to think they can challege Almighty God and win. Not too smart!

Pray for Israel and receive God´s continual blessings now in this life and God´s promise of eternal life to all who accept/receive Jesus as their Messiah/Lord/Savior.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/18/2012 5:29:46 PM     (No. 9022541)

It seems an important piece of that information has bee ignored in the posts. That info is--- Dick Clark WH adviser and ABC reporter has just told the Muzzies that the system can´t eliminate hundreds of the 500 dollar missiles thrown at them at once.
Gee thanks Obie your media is still at work
helping your Muslim brotherhood.
Yeah and Obie tried to force Bibbie to tell him if and where Israel has nukes and got stonewalled.
Many American Jews seem to have a lingering collective guilt over the 6 million Jews murdered in WW2 while they didn´t lift a hand that makes them wish Israel gone and forgotten.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 33 - Posted by: philemon1967, 11/18/2012 6:04:40 PM     (No. 9022579)

I remember when SDS or some leftist organization on campus was ridiculing the Reagan Star Wars program in the late 1980´s during my college days. They thought it was a pipe dream then but for all the grass the Bill Ayers-types were smoking, they didn´t have the imagination or foresight that any anti-missile missile system would work.

I know Iron Dome and the SM-3 missile system will probably not work as well for intercontinental ballistic missiles, which would be coming almost straight down and still be lethal after its destruction particularly if it is a nuke, but the tech works fine if you can intercept the ICBM in the boost phase as it is climbing up to cruising altitude. Probably, a very high energy laser may work better if it could hit the ICBM before it descends but the radiation dispersion in the environment, though less lethal in the short term than the blast damage, would still be destructive in the long run.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 34 - Posted by: rexhandsom, 11/18/2012 11:18:42 PM     (No. 9022917)

REMEMBER The Lefty´s saying.............. you will never be able to hit a bullet with a bullet. Teddy and his lefty buddies....

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 35 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/19/2012 12:09:48 AM     (No. 9022956)

Maybe they should wipe out the gold dome on the other side of the Wall to get their attention.

We would do well to have Bibi instead of the Won. G-d protect Israel and the Jewish people.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 712488




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"



White House: The ´77 cents´ wage gap figure
isn´t accurate, but they´ll use it anyway
Washington Examiner [DC], by Ashe Schow    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/8/2014 10:55:43 AM     Post Reply
A White House adviser had to walk back the oft-repeated myth that women make 77 cents on the dollar that men make after being questioned about the figure during a conference call Monday. While detailing executive actions President Obama plans to take Tuesday regarding equal pay for women, Betsey Stevenson, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said very defiantly that despite women contributing 44 percent of their household incomes, they continue to make less than men. Obama has declared Tuesday "Equal Pay Day" to highlight his administration´s focus on that issue. “They’re stuck at 77 cents on the

Here´s How Much Health Plan Premiums Spiked
Over The Last Four Years Of Obamacare´s Rollout
Forbes, by Scott Gottlieb    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/8/2014 10:52:59 AM     Post Reply
Earlier Today I reported that health insurance premiums are showing the sharpest increases perhaps ever according to a survey of brokers who sell coverage in the individual and small group market. Morgan Stanley’s healthcare analysts conducted the proprietary survey of 148 brokers. The April survey shows the largest acceleration in small and individual group rates (for renewing health plans) in any of the 12 prior quarterly periods when the regular analysis has been conducted. The average increases for the present quarter are in excess of 11% in the small group market and 12% in the individual market, where consumers purchase

Paralyzed Patients Move Again
with Spinal Stimulation
Live Science, by Tanya Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/8/2014 9:09:27 AM     Post Reply
For people who become paralyzed after a spinal cord injury, the condition is usually permanent, but a new study suggests that zapping the spine with electricity during physical training could help paralyzed patients regain movement. Researchers applied electrical stimulation to the spines of four people who had been paralyzed for more than two years. All four patients were able to flex their toes, ankles and knees again, and their movements improved further with physical rehabilitation, the research showed. If proven effective in more people, the stimulation therapy could ultimately change the prognosis for people living with paralysis, researchers say.

Rand Paul Says Dick Cheney Pushed for
the Iraq War So Halliburton Would Profit
Mother Jones, by David Corn    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/8/2014 4:44:40 AM     Post Reply
Last week, continuing the sometimes catty intraparty feud between Republican hawks and GOPers skeptical of foreign intervention, former Vice President Dick Cheney took a shot at Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). But Paul is not likely to be fazed by criticism from Cheney, for several years ago the Kentucky senator was pushing the conspiratorial notion that the former VP exploited the horrific 9/11 attacks to lead the nation into war in Iraq in order to benefit Halliburton, the enormous military contractor where Cheney had once been CEO. Speaking at a private Las Vegas gathering of Republican funders and activists on March

America also a winner
in Afghan elections
New York Post, by Amir Taheri    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/8/2014 4:34:28 AM     Post Reply
It will be weeks before the final results of Afghanistan’s presidential election, held Saturday, are announced. And the winner won’t take office until June. Nevertheless, the voting, the third of its kind since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, has already provided a new and exciting political snapshot of a country emerging from four decades of turmoil. The first feature of this snapshot is that a majority of Afghans have adopted elections as the best means of choosing and changing governments. On Saturday, more than 7 million went to the polls — almost 60 percent of registered voters — a

How to prevent future
airplane disappearances
CNN, by Les Abend    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/8/2014 4:14:45 AM     Post Reply
If the pings reported by the Chinese and Australians turn out to be from Malaysia Flight 370´s data recorders, we may be on the road to finding the plane and solving the mystery of its disappearance. But even if that is the case, we´ll need to resolve a larger issue: Incomprehensible as it might seem to the flying public, it is almost equally perplexing to airline pilots that a 650,000 pound airplane can disappear with barely a trace. Considering that the 777 is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded airliners in the world, it doesn´t make sense. Nor

Navy´s newest weapon kills at
seven times the speed of sound
CBS News, by David Martin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/8/2014 4:11:55 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- The phrase "faster than a speeding bullet" just took on a whole new meaning. "An electromagnetic rail gun is a gun that uses just electricity -- no gun powder -- and, oh, by the way, can shoot a projectile like this, well over 100 miles at Mach 7," said Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the Chief of Naval Research, which developed the rail gun. "Seven times the speed of sound." An electromagnetic pulse propels a projectile down the barrel, creating a fireball of molten steel. The projectile sheds its steel cladding, and, in video released for the first time

Hagel, Chang Air Differences
Over Disputed Islands
Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/8/2014 4:06:58 AM     Post Reply
BEIJING -- The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. are facing off over Beijing´s escalating territorial disputes in the region, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wagging his finger and telling China it doesn´t have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation. And he said on Tuesday America will protect Japan in a dispute with China, as laid out in U.S. treaty obligations. Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said his country will not take the initiative to stir up troubles with Japan, but Beijing is ready to use its military if needed

Karl Rove Is Right about
Republican Reformers
National Review Online, by Quinn Hillyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/7/2014 5:04:59 AM     Post Reply
Former presidential adviser Karl Rove may be a lightning rod for some conservative complaints these days, but his March 27 column in the Wall Street Journal sounded the right notes for everybody on the right side of the political spectrum. Entitled “The New Republican Reformers,” Rove’s column highlighted the central truth that Republicans and conservatives usually do well when they are seen not just as obstructionists, but as practical problem-solvers. I saw this firsthand last year when I ran in a special election for Congress — in which whatever else went wrong (I finished fourth in an unexpectedly foreshortened nine-way primary, eventually

Five of the Obama Doctrine´s
stealth foreign policy failures
Washington Examiner [DC], by James Jay Carafano    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/7/2014 4:58:50 AM     Post Reply
On a Moscow train platform, two men smoke and swap rumors in the frozen evening air. “I hear they´ve raised the Russian flag in Donetsk?” one says. “I hear Crimea, too.” So reports freelance journalist Noah Sneider in Slate. As Russian troops hoisted their flag over Crimea, President Obama´s highly touted “reset” diplomacy crashed and burned. The Russian reset was to have been the crown jewel of Mr. Obama´s statecraft, the start of a new era in which Washington and Moscow worked together to solve the world´s problems. That naïve dream burst when Vladimir Putin ordered his tanks to roll.

11 Reasons To Reject JFK
Assassination Conspiracy Theories
PJ Media, by Ion Mihai Pacepa    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/7/2014 4:33:36 AM     Post Reply
It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and most of the world still wrongly believes that the culprit was the CIA, or the FBI, or the mafia, or right-wing American businessmen. It has been also 50 years since the Kremlin started an intense, worldwide disinformation operation, codenamed “Dragon,” aimed at diverting attention away from the KGB’s connection with Lee Harvey Oswald. Not unrelated are the facts that Oswald was an American Marine who defected to Moscow, returned to the United States three years later with a Russian wife, killed President Kennedy, and was arrested before

Leland Yee’s interesting
history of cash for votes
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/7/2014 4:28:29 AM     Post Reply
Ever since the recent revelations regarding California state senator Leland Yee’s allegedly somewhat unusual approach to capitalist endeavors – to put it charitably – the media has begun digging more deeply into the elected official’s past. (Well, unless the moniker of your media outlet involves the initials C, N and N, that is.. not to name any names.) And as the LA Times reports, there are more than a few curious votes in Yee’s legislative record which, by some amazing coincidence, seem to line up with large political contributions he received. One of these involved an issue near and dear to



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Anti-vaccine movement is
giving diseases a 2nd life

45 replie(s)
USA Today, by Yamiche Alcindor    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/7/2014 4:25:04 AM     Post Reply
Kathryn Riffenburg decided on a closed casket for her baby´s funeral. She didn´t want her family to see what whooping cough, her son´s first illness, had done to 9-week-old Brady Alcaide. The nearly forgotten disease, which has in recent years afflicted thousands of Americans, left Brady´s tiny body swollen and unrecognizable. So his mother dressed him in a white baptismal suit and hat and tucked him into a tiny white casket. Brady´s burial came just four weeks after his first laugh — inspired by her version of I´m a Little Teapot — and two weeks after his family learned that he had

Eric Holder explodes at GOP rep:
‘You don’t want to go there, buddy!’

43 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/8/2014 6:03:17 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday. In the midst of questions about the Justice Department’s failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said. “You don’t want to go there, buddy! You

Revealed: Obama´s friend and
civil rights firebrand Rev. Al
Sharpton was a paid FBI informant
who wore wire to trap Genovese,
Gambino family wiseguys

41 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/7/2014 6:52:11 PM     Post Reply
Rev. Al Shaprton, the controversial civil rights leader-turned-broadcaster, was a confidential FBi informant for years and helped the feds put members of the Genovese and Gambino organized crime families behind bars, it was revealed Monday in a sensational exposé. President Barack Obama will speak this week for the second time at the annual meeting of Sharpton´s National Action Network, raising questions about the group´s special treatment. Sharpton´s special relationship with the Justice Department may also explain why his NAN has been allowed to skirt responsibility for $1.9 million in back taxes and penalties it has owed the IRS since 2006

Al Sharpton´s Secret Work
As FBI Informant

37 replie(s)
Smoking Gun, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/7/2014 2:00:17 PM     Post Reply
When friends and family members gathered recently at the White House for a private celebration of Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday, one of the invited partygoers was a former paid FBI Mafia informant. That same man attended February’s state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande. He was seated with his girlfriend at a table adjacent to President Barack Obama, who is likely unaware that, according to federal agents, his guest once interacted with members of four of New York City’s five organized crime families. He even secretly taped some of those wiseguys using a briefcase that FBI technicians outfitted

For Dems, a problem with seniors
36 replie(s)
The Hill [DC], by Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/7/2014 4:43:12 AM     Post Reply
Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 — when Republicans picked up 63 seats — and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOP’s most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who are already facing

Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25
36 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Sylvia Hui    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/7/2014 2:44:12 PM     Post Reply
LONDON - Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who worked as a model, a television presenter and a fashion writer and filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics, has died at age 25. There was no immediate word on the cause of her death at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast England. Her father said in a statement Monday: "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain." "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us," he said. "Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever."




The Color of His Presidency
36 replie(s)
New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/8/2014 7:41:59 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, the liberal comedian Bill Maher and conservative strategist and pundit Bill Kristol had a brief spat on Maher’s HBO show, putatively over what instigated the tea party but ultimately over the psychic wound that has divided red America and blue America in the Obama years. The rise of the tea party, explained Maher in a let’s-get-real moment, closing his eyes for a second the way one does when saying something everybody knows but nobody wants to say, “was about a black president.” Both Maher and Kristol carry themselves with a weary cynicism that allows them to

Caught kissing staffer, Rep. Vance McAllister
asks for forgiveness

35 replie(s)
CBSNews.com, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
Posted By: karmageddon2008- 4/7/2014 6:52:58 PM     Post Reply
A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. - who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family - is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman´s 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.

Millions of Americans aren´t working. Why?
34 replie(s)
CNBC, by Allison Linn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/7/2014 2:32:09 PM     Post Reply
Call it the million-worker mystery. A large chunk of American adults are no longer in the labor force. That has left economists divided over how many of them are voluntarily not working-or even looking for work-because they wanted to retire, go to school or take care of family members, versus how many have been forced out because they couldn´t find a job. (snip) Shierholz estimates that there are currently more than 5 million missing workers who are not included in the unemployment rate because they are neither working nor looking for work, but who might be if the job market

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

33 replie(s)
USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/7/2014 4:34:06 PM     Post Reply
The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

House Committee: Possible
Crimes by IRS Official

32 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Stephen Ohlemacher    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/7/2014 8:14:52 PM     Post Reply
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Service official may have committed crimes as part of the agency´s tea party controversy. Rep. Dave Camp set a committee vote for Wednesday on whether to refer Lois Lerner, who used to head the agency´s tax-exempt division, to the Justice Department "for possible criminal prosecution." Camp, R-Mich., did not specify which laws Lerner may have broken. Lerner´s lawyer, William W. Taylor III, has said she broke no laws. On Monday, Taylor emailed this response to Camp´s announcement: "One word: Ridiculous." Camp´s committee has been investigating

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

31 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 4/7/2014 11:01:59 AM     Post Reply
Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t


Post Reply   Close thread 712488





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS