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Lance Armstrong´s
worldwide web of lies

New York Daily News, by Mike Lupica

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 1/13/2013 5:43:55 AM

To the end Lance Armstrong, desperate to remain relevant, somehow is allowed to control his own narrative. So after all the lies from Armstrong from across all the years, lies about himself and about all those who dared to tell the truth about him, there comes one last one: That he still has something we want. To the end this guy thinks he can play the whole world for suckers. Unless Armstrong and his team of lawyers and crisis managers have him back out of his interview with Oprah Winfrey at the last moment

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Welcome to Pete Rose´s tarnished world, Mr. Armstrong. There are consequences to the brand, even for the icons.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/13/2013 6:33:58 AM     (No. 9113632)

I´ll bet every pro cyclist uses drugs or blood doping.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/13/2013 7:01:48 AM     (No. 9113654)

Sorry, #2. Lots of athletes can do wondrous things with the help of performance enhancement drugs, even racehorses. It´s not ok.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 1/13/2013 7:04:11 AM     (No. 9113659)

Bet your wrong, #1.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 1/13/2013 7:04:55 AM     (No. 9113661)

you´re

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/13/2013 7:10:54 AM     (No. 9113667)

Let all these jock morons of whatever sport drug away. I don´t care.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Emerson, 1/13/2013 7:14:02 AM     (No. 9113669)

Lupica has never accomplished anything, drugged or not.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/13/2013 7:17:56 AM     (No. 9113673)

The "drug" that Armstrong is accused of using has been an integral part of cancer treatment, to prevent anemia by aiding in rebuilding the red blood cell production damaged by chemotherapy, for some time. He would have had to have it for that purpose. Did that get snarled up with his racing?

When you read the reports most of the griping comes from his competitors and their wives. It seems to me that they have a built-in conflict of interest.

That said, I have no interest in Oprah ever, regardless of her guest.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/13/2013 7:45:14 AM     (No. 9113705)

I hear ads on the radio all the time on products boosting testosterone and others selling HGH formulas but both are considered as PEDs by professional sports owners/operators.Both products are produced naturally by the body and all these supplements do is boost the levels causing quicker muscle development. I mean whey power products can do the same thing.So it´s hard for me to understand why legal products are banned from sports use. You still need a base skill to produce in any sport.

I don´t know what Armstrong is accused of,nor do I care because I hate the sport of cycling to begin with.One of Armstrong´s whistle blowers said he got death threats,more that likely some came from Armstrong himself. Whatever stupid mea culpa he does on Oprah means absolutely nothing to me.He´s only came clean after evidence cornered him in a box.I have questions about his mentality from dating Cheryl Crow,a lefty fruitcake if there ever was one.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/13/2013 8:01:43 AM     (No. 9113721)

This is cabinet level talent. Zippy must not let it go waste. What, no experience or qualification for the job? Even better!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tocsin, 1/13/2013 8:19:43 AM     (No. 9113745)

You lost me at Opie

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Reply 11 - Posted by: vesicant, 1/13/2013 8:38:32 AM     (No. 9113767)

Maybe scumbama dopes? It would explain a lot.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/13/2013 8:39:27 AM     (No. 9113769)

We´ll have to see what the actual ´confession´ is, but this is a huge disappointment. Perhaps cyclists like Greg LeMond feel a little bit vindicated now, since he had blowing the whistle on Armstrong and others for many years.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Edgelady, 1/13/2013 8:44:11 AM     (No. 9113778)

A cheat is a cheat; his scam was so elaborate he´d have blood transfusions to get rid of evidence. He wasn´t just a bad husband and a cad - he let down a whole bunch of people at his foundation.

I´m talking about the essence of the man´s character. You can use the relativity of his enhanced prowess all you want. That memory will now be cast aside because of his other gargantuan effort: lie and fool everybody.

To me it´s perfectly pitiful that he´s taken the Oprah route. There´s historical evidence now as to how bad many her choices of champion have gone. I chose not to get her channel, but wouldn´t watch it anyway, not even to see him do the grovelling bit on TV.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LZK, 1/13/2013 8:46:55 AM     (No. 9113788)

Those who can -- DO -- those who can´t write stories and sniff jock straps....

Love that line -- poster # 2....

It´s like movie critics and food critics....

Who cares........ The man beat cancer, cycled into the history books inspite of the dogs biting at his back....

It´s not like the hilton tramps or the kardasian misfits who did "nothing" and are media pets....

Mediocre seems to be the rallying cry for this bunch -- led by lupica.

LZK

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Reply 15 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/13/2013 8:52:32 AM     (No. 9113802)

I´m so disappointed...that Oprah is still doing interviews.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: knarfski, 1/13/2013 8:53:23 AM     (No. 9113805)

Deal with it #2...reminds me of a Clinton defense: "It´s all about sex." No, it was about lies--to millions and millions of people, far and wide. POTUS!

Armstrong: the "greatest man" in competitive cycling? Greatest?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/13/2013 9:04:34 AM     (No. 9113832)

Just as is Oprah, ´´Snakey, sneaky, awash in self importance.´´ Poster #1 wins first place for Cynic of the Day.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: navybrat, 1/13/2013 9:17:58 AM     (No. 9113850)

I don´t understand all the interest in a bicycle rider. What is so wonderful about him even if he did not take drugs.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: cb, 1/13/2013 9:36:26 AM     (No. 9113875)

Lance trashed a lot of people who were telling the truth. I wonder if his apology will include that.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JAN, 1/13/2013 9:47:59 AM     (No. 9113891)

Compared to the lies told by O and his cohorts, this is irrelevant.

JMO

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Reply 21 - Posted by: postaway, 1/13/2013 9:51:11 AM     (No. 9113898)

The lefty Mike Lupica is not a beloved figure on this blog and for good reason. Another athlete of a different color or race would probably be treated, if anything was said at all by Lupica, with sympathy and the kind of paternalism that now passes for compassion. But cheating is cheating. We long for heroes but are fed a steady diet f phoneys. It´s not good for our children to see us make excuses for such people. And having or having had cancer isn´t no excuse. Armstrong was living a lie rather than trying to reform a dirty sport.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/13/2013 10:03:26 AM     (No. 9113922)

#2 and #8 said it best - I do remember that incident and it was whiners from other countries that started that rumor and at the time, I thought it was stupid that no meds, no nothing could be taken by an athelete. Good lord, they get sick, have allergies and sometimes need medicines. The other countries were dismal.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mozey, 1/13/2013 10:21:33 AM     (No. 9113950)

Oh poor me. Armstrong is just another narcissist who will do or say or leak anything to keep himself on the front page. As an above poster mentioned, he reminds me of Pete Rose. But at least Rose has just reduced himself to whining and selling signed pictures, not crying to a bunch of foolish women and their Leader, Oprah. Armstrong has now hit bottom.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: gazela, 1/13/2013 10:31:34 AM     (No. 9113973)

I can´t say I care much for Armstrong´s lies and treatment of other people, but I fail to see how taking him down does anything to vindicate the sport of cycling. It seems that everyone in the top tier of cyclists was doping and that nobody won any of the big races without doping. It´s disappointing, but not terribly surprising, that Armstrong wasn´t the super-athlete that he appeared to be, but his sport was, and probably always will be, dirty with dope.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/13/2013 11:02:04 AM     (No. 9114040)

Good Lord people.

Its not (just) about the doping. It is the trafficking, the lying, the bribery to the UCI, and USADA, the witness intimidation in a Federal case, the threatening of other riders´ wives, the public humiliation of anyone who dared question the myth, and on and on.

His own "Doctor" who started his doping program (Ferrari) thought that his early doping in the 90s gave him his cancer.

Get a clue.



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Reply 26 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/13/2013 11:03:34 AM     (No. 9114044)

Lupica would probably do a lot better better if he started juicing, #2...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/13/2013 11:07:30 AM     (No. 9114054)

Very strange, the interview has not taken place, yet we have all the "details". Very psychically interesting.

If only we had the same type of intellectual interest in the drug users who live and reign at the highest levels of the national government.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: mamafrog, 1/13/2013 11:10:46 AM     (No. 9114063)

Cycling is a sport where everyone cheats, I learned that decades ago when I saw Breaking Away. I really don´t care about whether Lance cheated. I do admire his fight against cancer and I hope that he can go on to have a productive and meaningful life. But most of all I am glad that he has a life because he beat cancer.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 1/13/2013 11:27:33 AM     (No. 9114103)

He threw his family away.

My hero.

But at least he has a sniffable jock.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: califedup, 1/13/2013 11:41:07 AM     (No. 9114129)

Just the fact that Lance Armstrong is confessing his "sins" to the most worthless obese lump of flesh in existence (except Michael Moore) , Oprah Winfrey, who´s own "career" was built on a mountain of lies tells you just what kind of person Armstrong really is and how the moral standards of this country are almost to rock bottom. These two (Oprah and Lance)deserve each other.

Must not see TV. Gross.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: navyjag907, 1/13/2013 11:46:23 AM     (No. 9114139)

I stopped being excited about being able to ride a bicycle when I turned 11. And I don´t own a TV so I can´t watch all the trash stuff. But Armstrong is a loser and a crook; if wants forgiveness, there are churches in that business.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: columba, 1/13/2013 11:48:58 AM     (No. 9114144)

You have to hand it to Obama ... uh Lance: his lies are often believable.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/13/2013 11:59:54 AM     (No. 9114162)

Obama´s Life coach

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bluefindad, 1/13/2013 12:10:15 PM     (No. 9114185)

Lance has been confronted with his own version of the ´blue dress´. It is destroying him.

Does Armstrong deserve his fate? Oh, yes. But wait, maybe he doesn´t. After all, what happened to the first man to be confronted with the blue dress?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/13/2013 12:25:17 PM     (No. 9114221)

I´m conflicted about all of this. I tend to think, he got away with it fair and square, and probably most of his competitors were doing it too. He put in a lot of work cheating, it was very risky to himself, and that should be respected.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/13/2013 1:56:38 PM     (No. 9114382)

Let´s not forget a meeting with Senator Diane Feinstein; two weeks later, his charity Livestrong makes a $100,000 donation to Planned Parenthood. One week later, Feinstein protege and US Attorney Andre Birotte drops the Justice Department´s criminal investigation with no consultation with the Federal investigators and only 15 minute notice.

Yeah, every bike racer does that - because they all do it. I saw it in a movie.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: trapper, 1/13/2013 2:10:11 PM     (No. 9114397)

Lance Armstrong apparently took substances he knew were against the rules and then lied about it. Not once, which would make him weak and human, but over and over and over again, which makes him a liar and a cheat. Once one´s lack of character has been confirmed, only a lifetime of pennance and demonstrated change can earn back the trust that was destroyed. There is no quick fix.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 1/13/2013 2:12:09 PM     (No. 9114402)

The fix to doping is simple. Have two categories - the undoped and the doped. The undoped would be the only ones eligible to win a competition.

The doped could race and all that, but couldn´t win anything. Or perhaps have a 1st, 2d and 3d among the dopers.

The award ceremony would have to come a week or so after an event to allow for dope testing.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: MariettaGator, 1/13/2013 2:40:39 PM     (No. 9114444)

#2 you´re an idiot and I´m ashamed you claim to be a Gator...

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Reply 40 - Posted by: suncitypro, 1/13/2013 2:50:12 PM     (No. 9114458)

#26--Absolutely right!
Lance, plain and simple is a liar.
But then again liberals think that is a resume´ enhancer.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/13/2013 2:52:36 PM     (No. 9114460)

I knew all I needed to know about Lance Armstrong when he threw away his wife and kids for the glamour of fame and fortune. So this surprises me not one whit. Just another lying cheat who wants everybody to overlook his indiscretions so he can "move ahead" with the work of the people. Or something.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 1/13/2013 3:06:21 PM     (No. 9114478)

I don´t understand the continued hero worship of a man who shown himself to be an absolute creep.

I saw the same thing when Clinton lied under oath.

I guess the rules that apply to us little people don´t apply to your heros.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: bob913, 1/13/2013 3:18:10 PM     (No. 9114488)

Will he give up all the money he made by lying and cheating? Nope.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/13/2013 3:55:02 PM     (No. 9114529)

Many contemporary celebrities (athletes included) subscribe to the idea that the ends justify the means, because, once famous and rich, one can afford as many mea culpas as needed to pacify the law-abiding, uncelebrated suckers.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: oldvlc, 1/13/2013 4:05:29 PM     (No. 9114539)

Lance used epogen, a red blood cell multiplier that, guess what, thousands of kidney patients and others use to maintain some level of energy through their day. I used to give myself injections of it daily when I was on dialysis, not that it helped greatly in the treatment of dying kidneys. I do NOT consider that substance much of an aid to the blood. Lance was the greatest cycling athlete since the Belgian Eddy Merkx, and his accomplishments should not have been ignored because of epogen. It just is not that much of a stimulant, if at all.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: oldvlc, 1/13/2013 4:11:58 PM     (No. 9114547)

#4 you don´t know the seedy underside of professional European cycling. #1 would probably win a bet with you; the pressure and stakes are enormous for riders who routinely ride an average of 28 to 30 MPH over hundreds of miles, or in the case of the Tour, thousands. These kids see racing as their only hope out of desparate conditions, and are superstitious to the max along with willing to try anything to
give them an edge.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: kelty, 1/13/2013 5:28:12 PM     (No. 9114626)

Breaking News: Asshat remains an asshat



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Reply 48 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 1/13/2013 8:15:22 PM     (No. 9114782)

If they were all doping then the "playing field" was still equal...yes? He is going to say that the drugs were for his cancer...probably true. This whole thing is sad. Please continue to support Livestrong!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/13/2013 8:57:33 PM     (No. 9114809)

Whether it´s Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods,
Pete Rose, Michael Vick or other athletes,
kids look up to you and you lied and cheated when given extraordinary opportunities they can only hope to have one day.

This is poor representation of the US worldwide.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Polecat49, 1/13/2013 9:00:10 PM     (No. 9114811)

#48. kind of sounds like any athlete who wants to turn pro OR kid wanting to be a democRAT politician.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Moonspinner, 1/13/2013 9:19:24 PM     (No. 9114831)

I really don´t care what Lance Armstrong did or didn´t do. I am more concerned about what politicians are doing to this country. Wish the media went after Obama and his ilk like they have been after Armstrong.

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So it’s like every other “gun-free zone,” basically. Anyone who can be trusted with a weapon can’t have one, and anyone who can’t be trusted will have little trouble ignoring the rule. Makes sense. Here’s the answer to my question yesterday about how useful the current ban on guns inside military bases is in keeping them out. At Fort Hood, which sprawls for 340 square miles over the Texas prairie, Specialist Lopez was being treated for behavioral and mental health issues. To enter the base, he would have undergone no security screening beyond showing his identification and would have passed through no



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Brendan Eich and the New
American Totalitarian State

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American Thinker, by Sally Zelikovsky    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/4/2014 6:48:31 AM     Post Reply
Imagine going to work one day only to be, in effect, fired -- not because of anything you did or didn’t do at your job, but because of something you did in your personal life. Something religious. Or maybe, something political.(snip)That’s exactly what happened to Brendan Eich, a highly-respected tech guru in Silicon Valley and co-founder of Mozilla Corporation, after he was appointed CEO in late March. In less than a week, he was forced out of this position for no reason other than that he had a made a $1000 contribution to the Prop 8 initiative in 2008. His

$6 Billion Goes Missing at State Department
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Fiscal Times, by Brianna Ehley    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 4/4/2014 1:04:42 PM     Post Reply
The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors. In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years. The alert was just the latest example of the federal government’s continued struggle with oversight over its outside contractors. The lack of oversight “exposes the department to significant financial risk,” the auditor said. “It creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt

Muslims Object to Easter Eggs
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Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
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Muslim moms and dads in Dearborn, Mich. are upset after students received flyers promoting an Easter Egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The parents say the egg hunt violates the U.S. Constitution. The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church’s “Eggstravaganza!” They were also troubled by images of a bunny rabbit. “It really bothered my two kids,” parent Majed Moughni, told the newspaper. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed

CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide
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Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/5/2014 4:40:54 AM     Post Reply
A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon. “He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are not releasing

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*

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Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/5/2014 7:49:46 AM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

Romney 2016: Coulter Says Mitt
Strongest on Immigration

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Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:02:48 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this week on Boston’s WRKO-AM’s The Howie Carr Show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. Last month in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney himself ruled out the possibility of a 2016 run and said he was instead focused on who to get behind in that contest. Coulter, however, wishes otherwise. “Well, don´t tell him but I´m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and

If You Think YOU Can’t Name A Hillary
Accomplishment, Wait Til You See HER Try

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Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 5:15:26 AM     Post Reply
Following her speech at the “Women of the World Summit” in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton was asked this simple question by a moderator: “When you look at your time as Secretary of State, what are you most proud of? And what do you feel was unfinished, and maybe have another crack at one day?” Here are a few excerpts from her response: ”Look, I really see my role as Secretary, in fact leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. When you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton.” “Some

Beating of white driver by
angry mob after he accidentally
ran over young boy ruled NOT
a hate crime by Detroit police

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/4/2014 5:01:05 PM     Post Reply
A 54-year-old white man has been left barely clinging to life after he was brutally beaten by a group of black men when he got out of his car to check on a young black boy he accidentally hit. Steve Utash, from suburban Roseville, was beaten into a coma Wednesday by an angry mob in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after David Harris, 10, ran in front of his truck on a busy street, but police insist the incident was not racially motivated. The gang also stole his wallet before leaving him for dead. Utash is in extremely critical

Eric Holder defends using Justice
Department airplane for 27 personal trips

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Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/4/2014 9:34:34 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it

Back to Africa? For some African-
Americans, the answer is yes

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Christian Science Monitor, by Chris Stein    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/5/2014 12:58:38 PM     Post Reply
Accra, Ghana — Jimmy Thorne says that relocating to Ghana is one of the best moves he’s ever made. It doesn’t matter if he, an African-American, gets called “obroni,” the local word for white person, in the streets, or if some of his family can’t quite figure out what he’s doing in this West African nation so far from his roots in North Carolina. (Snip) Whether motivated by love, money, or the desire to rekindle a long-lost connection, black repatriation to Africa remains alive and well, even if it never quite became the high-volume, emotional return to African roots

Worth the wait! Reclusive movie
star Doris Day smiles and
waves to fans as she makes
rare public appearance on her
milestone 90th birthday

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DailyMail (U.K.), by Helen Zhao and Juliet Paylor    Original Article
Posted By: lasvegaslou- 4/5/2014 9:26:22 AM     Post Reply
Reclusive movie star Doris Day greeted fans with a rare smile and a wave from her balcony on Thursday as she rang in her 90th birthday. The Oscar-nominee appeared in great spirits as she made the rather regal gesture from her home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, on California´s north coast - a quiet little enclave also home to Clint Eastwood - the first time she´s been seen in public since 2008. After opening up to Closer Weekly about her milestone birthday, revealing she´s still very much in demand, with scripts pouring in all the time, the silver-haired beauty appeared as sprightly as

The artist formerly known as Cat
Stevens enters rock’s hall of fame

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Boston Globe (MA), by James Sullivan    Original Article
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“Morning has broken, like the first morning.” Whatever your faith, if you’ve got any at all, that’s pretty much what it boils down to. The sun comes up, and we give it another shot.(snip) Stevens converted to Islam in the late 1970s, and he angered a lot of fans when he appeared to support the fatwa against novelist Salman Rushdie with comments he made in 1989. But for a kid in thrall to the kinetic power of the spinning records in his father’s hi-fi console, Stevens seemed to be living proof that popular music (he had 11 Top 40 hits in


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