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Lights out: Power outage
stops game at Super Bowl

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/3/2013 8:49:22 PM

New Orleans — Power went out at the Superdome early in the third quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6. The majority of lights failed shortly after Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown. There was 13:22 left in the quarter. The teams remained on the field, with players stretching and trying to stay warmed up, including the Ravens' Joe Flacco and Ed Reed. Cheerleaders kept going through their routines There was a public address announcement for fans to stay in their seats.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 2/3/2013 8:52:14 PM     (No. 9156482)

Guess Beyonce´s fire blew out some fuses . . .

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Reply 2 - Posted by: vwlarry, 2/3/2013 8:52:58 PM     (No. 9156483)

Bush´s fault.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/3/2013 8:53:00 PM     (No. 9156484)

Watching Netflix. No problems there.

NFL can go suck eggs.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 2/3/2013 8:53:05 PM     (No. 9156485)

Awkward!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/3/2013 8:57:42 PM     (No. 9156493)

Lights out for the 49ers...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rat Patrol, 2/3/2013 9:00:28 PM     (No. 9156503)

The power went out too late,it should have gone out during the half time show as it was the worst ever. Beyonce sucks!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: commontater, 2/3/2013 9:01:10 PM     (No. 9156506)

It may be tha Super Bowl in the Superdome, but it is still Louisiana.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 2/3/2013 9:01:48 PM     (No. 9156507)

That halftime stunk up the joint...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chiller, 2/3/2013 9:02:26 PM     (No. 9156509)

My money is: a cyber hack-attack.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/3/2013 9:05:19 PM     (No. 9156519)

Half-time was awful.

What´s a Beonce?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Smart11344, 2/3/2013 9:05:19 PM     (No. 9156518)

Green energy?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 2/3/2013 9:05:53 PM     (No. 9156521)

Half the stadium was powered by green energy. Guess which side.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/3/2013 9:07:52 PM     (No. 9156522)

3rd world status, here we come!!
Barry´s world.
This is patheti-sad. More than pathetic, far too sad.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: archbishopofaberlour, 2/3/2013 9:10:03 PM     (No. 9156529)

This is the country we have become.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: irishwolfielady, 2/3/2013 9:13:14 PM     (No. 9156535)

#9, I concur!
If it can happen to Bank of America, it can happen at the Superbowl.
Not watching anyway.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Taytay52, 2/3/2013 9:19:25 PM     (No. 9156539)

On Facebook the idiots are already saying it is Jindal´s fault. Really? 100 years of Democratic rule might be a little more likely.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: thewarden, 2/3/2013 9:23:24 PM     (No. 9156546)

Y´all need to get the app for police scanners... very interesting listening to the NOPD during the ´outtage´. It´s fun have a tech geek for a hubby.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 2/3/2013 9:27:15 PM     (No. 9156554)

NOLA - - shat a whit hole....

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dave29299, 2/3/2013 9:34:54 PM     (No. 9156561)

Prepare for more of this kind of thing. Read the last chapter of a book, "I.T. WARS", for a real eye-opener. (It´s on Amazon).

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Reply 20 - Posted by: killerbee, 2/3/2013 9:46:16 PM     (No. 9156577)

And the EPA was touting this as the most energy efficient Super Bowl ever. I guess Beyonce used all the credits.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: JoniTx, 2/3/2013 9:58:44 PM     (No. 9156592)

This explains the Super Bowl Energy:

http://energy.gov/articles/super-bowl-city-leads-energy-efficient-forefront

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Reply 22 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 2/3/2013 9:59:24 PM     (No. 9156595)

Was it Beyonce or was it Memorex?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 2/3/2013 10:05:19 PM     (No. 9156604)

N´Awlins...
HA! If it weren´t for Detroit, they´d be the biggest joke in the US.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/3/2013 10:39:36 PM     (No. 9156634)

Worst. Halftime. Ever. And I would only expect something like the stupid power outage from that cesspool of a town. Geez Louise. I also called hack attack.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: bluefindad, 2/3/2013 10:43:49 PM     (No. 9156636)

When the lights went out, a little voice in the back of my mind whispered "Who is John Galt?"

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Reply 26 - Posted by: otronome, 2/3/2013 11:16:57 PM     (No. 9156672)

WelcoThird World. Even South Africa could run a World Cp final and figure out power needs.

Same thing on MNF at Candlestick recently and in our neighborhood we get clear day outages every couple months.

Trillions spent on "infrastructure" and we have 15th century windmills and burn half our corn crop.

The game plan is a lower syandard of living for all.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: olhokie64, 2/4/2013 12:44:05 AM     (No. 9156757)

This was us getting back at roger goodell for ruining our season.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/4/2013 2:25:16 AM     (No. 9156784)

Just remember, everything in our world is built by the low bidder including that dump you live in!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/4/2013 5:36:01 AM     (No. 9156834)

That power outage probably came when the stadium´s smart meter reached the red zone of too much electricity being used, so it atomatically shut off the electricity.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: MMC, 2/4/2013 7:05:13 AM     (No. 9156898)

DH suggested that the game was going too fast and a producer flipped a switch... Gotta get in all the commercials!

I thought I was the cynical one! I thought it was a test run for terror attack.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 2/4/2013 7:09:29 AM     (No. 9156901)

#16 Not Bobby Jindal...Mitch Landrieu is the Mayor of the Big Easy. The same Mitch Landrieu, brother of Senator Mary Landrieu, two scions of a dynasty looting Louisiana for many years, nay maybe a century.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: NeverVoteDem, 2/4/2013 7:33:01 AM     (No. 9156927)

The bookies - mob - wanted to slow the game down. It worked.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/4/2013 8:00:10 AM     (No. 9156966)

Right, 32. Not so much about the outcome as the spread.

Personally, I like a team named after a poem.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: vesicant, 2/4/2013 8:27:42 AM     (No. 9157007)

An "abnormality" in the system? No, life with green energy. Unless the power equipment couldn´t stomach beyonce (not a proper noun).

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Reply 35 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 2/4/2013 8:38:54 AM     (No. 9157029)

Have been through NO several times and was always reminded of Tallulah Bankheads´ voice saying ´what a dump´. We never even
found a place that looked fit to stay in. Of course, that was a long time ago.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 2/4/2013 8:45:32 AM     (No. 9157043)

Welcome to the new third-world banana republic.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: M-79, 2/4/2013 9:04:13 AM     (No. 9157093)

I thought Beyoncé did a great impersonation of Michael Jackson.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 2/4/2013 9:04:49 AM     (No. 9157095)

By way of coverage on Radio or Television, I’ve witnessed all 46 of the previous Super Bowls. This year, I decided to not subject myself again to a bombastic barrage of glitz, glitter, razzle-dazzle and raunch, otherwise known as “The Super Bowl Half-Time Show.” Instead, I passed the (half) time by catching up on a few minor chores which needed attention. I’m glad I did. I plan to do likewise during the half-times of the next 46 unless their producers plan to ‘unspectacularize’ them by mercifully toning them down at least a reasonable number of notches. I know what I did was radical, but not only do I not care, I highly recommend it.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Felixcat, 2/4/2013 9:16:24 AM     (No. 9157122)

The Puppy Bowl never lost power.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: sinic, 2/4/2013 9:26:09 AM     (No. 9157144)

Now that THAT´S over...does Ray Lewis go to jail now?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 2/4/2013 9:46:37 AM     (No. 9157198)

According to The Donald, the Super Bowl power failure exemplifies the decline of America.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 2/4/2013 9:56:06 AM     (No. 9157226)

There is a story on Drudge this morning about New Orleans leading on the energy efficient forefront. Guess they really saved some big bucks last night.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Robert jones, 2/4/2013 9:58:27 AM     (No. 9157238)

The NFL owes New Orleans and the Superdome a tremendous debt of gratitude. The game was shaping up to be a boring terrible blowout.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 2/4/2013 10:01:32 AM     (No. 9157252)

What a pathetic shambles. Except for Paul Harvey and the Budweiser horse, the
"commercials" were slutty dreck. Thanks to all the interruptions, the game had no rhythm or continuity. The half-time show was a screaming, shouting, strutting no-talent black hooker. NFL stands for a lot of things these days... good clean family entertainment isn´t one of them.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Gallo3, 2/4/2013 10:18:27 AM     (No. 9157314)

Here they are in the Greatest Music City in the World
where kids start jammin at a tender age-

Home of Louis Armstrong and many, many other fabluous musicians, both living and dead

and for a musical halftime interlude they hire a talentless squawker dressed up like a cheap chippy-jumping around like a chicken with her head cut off-

No wonder God caused the lights to go out.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 2/4/2013 10:33:44 AM     (No. 9157353)

Beyonce reminded me of a crazed Witch Doctor doing an exorcism. All that was missing was the dead chicken.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: owl, 2/4/2013 11:20:54 AM     (No. 9157469)

First thing across my mind too #11 . The way the EPA is attacking power plants , it´s a wonder the lights were on that long . Half the sales reciebts went to pay for electricity .

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/4/2013 11:29:37 AM     (No. 9157498)

Most of our power comes from coal-fired plants, which Obama has promised shut down. Shazzam, the lights go out. Way to go Obie.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: broken01, 2/4/2013 11:36:10 AM     (No. 9157522)

I thankfully didn´t watch all of the "Super" Bowl. Both of these teams are nowhere near my favorites and I had to wake up early to go to work. I heard this morning on the news that the power outage happened, the half time show sucked and the Edgar Allen Poe Ravens won. Big whup! I read too that the deadhead obama voters are trying to blame the blackout on Governor Jindal. What rubbish. All this is is the former mayor School Bus Chocolate City Nagin´s New Orleans chickens coming home to roost.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: dman, 2/4/2013 11:54:04 AM     (No. 9157574)

What happened? As Mother Hillary said: “What difference at this point does it make” /s

We might form a committee to investigate, however. /s/s/s

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Reply 51 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 2/4/2013 11:54:57 AM     (No. 9157576)

The ugly comments on this thread about a city with so much of America´s beauty and history are inappropriate... and dare I say ignorant... sure it´s run by Dems... but Bobby is doing his level best to bring growth and industry to the entire state... As were My Ravens... [and don´t get me started on B´more... and it´s history...]

Next time you are near New Orleans, instead of flying into Kenner... come across the 32 mile Causway across Lake Ponchetrain at dawn... or the back roads through the beautiful bayous from Baton Rouge... Or past the still exquisite and gracious plantation homes before Gretna... and listen to a CD of Harry Baby [Harry Connick Jr who was playing sweet jazz as a lad of six] ... then have a beignet and coffee at Cafe du Monde in the Quarter as a lone sax plays Amazing Grace at noon... and get back to me...

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Reply 52 - Posted by: joew9, 2/4/2013 12:16:01 PM     (No. 9157623)

For the sake of energy efficiency the lights were on a motion sensor and San Fran wasn´t moving the ball enough.

A couple of guys got up on a ladder and waved their hand in front of the sensor and the lights came back on.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Rock n Robin, 2/4/2013 12:51:10 PM     (No. 9157718)

Re: #9 and some others: My first thought, too.
E.g., Possibly a little cat and mouse toying by the same group that hacked the State Dept. website a week or so ago.
Understand that there is no evidence and this just pure imaginative speculation. But interesting to see that others have the same thoughts.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Dreemaun, 2/4/2013 12:58:25 PM     (No. 9157741)

#32 Ha! That´s exactly what my husband said.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: ivehadit, 2/4/2013 1:27:04 PM     (No. 9157791)

I just talked to a former Sec of State...she said What difference does it make...? LOL!!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: MDConservative, 2/4/2013 1:27:21 PM     (No. 9157793)

"I started thinking it was a terrorist attack. I was a little nervous."

Seriously? Then the terrorists have won.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: zjrog, 2/4/2013 2:05:21 PM     (No. 9157883)

I didn´t think terrorist, I first thought maybe ANONYMOUS had struck, but figured they´d toot their hornby killing the lights but announce something on the scoreboard/monitors...

I won´t Beyonce was worst, because she was better than Madonna´s show. THAT was the worst I´ve ever seen.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 2/4/2013 2:49:09 PM     (No. 9157991)

I wonder how many people are like me. I don´t watch the SB anymore unless my team (Falcons) is in it. I´ll probably be dead before they ever make it again.

I guess it makes a good excuse for a party but I have almost no interest in the NFL anymore. Maybe just old age....

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Reply 59 - Posted by: lagniappe, 2/4/2013 3:13:28 PM     (No. 9158042)

Thank you, # 52. I was not going to post as there is so much ignorance flowing on this thread I thought, what’s the use!
Yes, there are a lot of liberals in New Orleans, partly due to history and partly a result of being a port city. I live within the city limits of New Orleans and I am represented by Senator David Vitter and Congressman Steve Scalise, two very conservative members of Congress. Mary Landrieu, our token Democrat, is one of the few Democrats holding a state wide office in Louisiana. The New Orleans metropolitan area is mostly conservative.
This weekend I saw millions of happy people enjoying a super bowel weekend like never before. It was a weekend long party no other city could duplicate. Now we get serious about Mardi Gras, another event no other city could duplicate. A few have tried in the past, but each time it ended up in a riot.
I’ve lived in other cities and my career has me traveling around the US. New Orleans is a special place unlike any other city!


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Reply 60 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 2/4/2013 4:41:43 PM     (No. 9158245)

Just a preview of what will become the "new norm" with Obama´s and the Left´s energy policies. We are truly on course to becoming a third world country with this idiot and his fellow socialists in the White House.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: gone2pot, 2/4/2013 5:29:25 PM     (No. 9158364)

Nagin´s chocolate factory at its best.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: zzzghy, 2/4/2013 6:05:01 PM     (No. 9158428)

Bravo, #52. Well said. Thank you.

There is an overabundance of ignorant locale-bashing on these boards. I live in SoCal and see it all the time.

It used to bug me; I don´t much care now. "You can´t stop monkeys from chattering," as my dad once said when my sister and I wouldn´t shut up.

Mardi Gras has been hijacked by abusive drunken slobs, yes -- as have so many other once-great American traditions. But New Orleans is a true American treasure, definitely.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 2/4/2013 6:41:16 PM     (No. 9158505)

I would have thought Kanye West would have blamed Bush by now.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: ArtieC, 2/4/2013 7:12:23 PM     (No. 9158545)

What? NO couldn´t pay their electric bill?

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— A computer outage at the International Space Station may require a spacewalk by astronauts and threatens to delay next week´s launch of a commercial supply ship for NASA. NASA said Friday night that a backup computer on the outside of the orbiting lab is not responding to commands. The main computer, called an MDM or multiplexer-demultiplexer, is working fine, and the six-man crew is in no danger, officials said. But these computers control some robotic functions that would be needed for the upcoming supply run by SpaceX, one of two U.S. companies contracted by NASA to keep

Sebelius’ Parting Words: ‘And
Unfortunately, a Page Is Missing’
Cybercast News Service, by Melanie Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/12/2014 8:38:50 AM     Post Reply
Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius officially announced her resignation Friday, but just like the glitches that plagued the federal website for Obamacare – healthcare.gov – which she was responsible for, Sebelius experienced a glitch of her own when the last page of her speech went missing. “So the personal reward for me at the end of the day are the folks who approach me, the strangers who approach me at a meeting or pass me a note on a plane or hand me a phone with someone on the other end saying thank you. Their stories are

Obama: Right to vote ´threatened´ by GOP
Washington Examiner (DC), by Meghashyam Mali    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/11/2014 7:29:02 PM     Post Reply
President Obama on Friday said that Republicans were behind the biggest threat to voting rights in decades. “The principle of one person, one vote is the single greatest tool we have to redress an unjust status quo. You would think there would not be an argument about this anymore,” said Obama in an address to Rev. Al Sharpton´s National Action Network conference in New York City. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” he added. The president directly blamed Republicans, saying new

Obama, Friends Take in Dinner
in New York City After National
Action Network Conference
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/11/2014 7:05:09 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are enjoying a rare night out in New York City, dining with friends at an Italian trattoria at the high-end Gramercy Park Hotel. They are joined by poet Elizabeth Alexander, who read at Obama´s 2009 inauguration, Chicago friends Kelly and Andrew Dibble, senior White House aide Valerie Jarrett and sportscaster and former NFL wide receiver Ahmad Rashad. Obama and Rashad played golf last month during an Obama family vacation in Florida. The first couple was in New York Friday for Al Sharpton´s National Action Network conference. Obama spoke at the conference earlier,



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Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government,
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American Thinker, by Monica Morrill    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/12/2014 7:29:42 AM     Post Reply
Many Americans have been watching with great consternation the ongoing struggle between the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Marshals against Cliven Bundy and his family. There are no signs of either side relinquishing their position. Many onlookers have been informed that this dispute is over protecting the desert tortoise. But it is nothing of the sort. In fact, the reality of the dispute goes far underneath what is being talked about. The more appropriate source of the dispute is ground water as well as surface water -- this is a war over water. Cliven Bundy and his

Cowboys steal their cattle BACK
in tense showdown over Nevada´s last
rancher: Protesters break federal
blockade as militias threaten to
join fight and pregnant woman claims
she was assaulted by agents

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Daily Mail (UK), by Dan Miller & Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/11/2014 10:29:52 AM     Post Reply
The son of the Nevada rancher locked in an increasingly tense land dispute with the federal government, says their cowboys managed to break a blockade and retrieve around 30 head of cattle. Federal agents swooped on Tuesday after Cliven Bundy, dubbed the last remaining rancher in southern Nevada, refused to remove his herd of 900 cows from land he claims has been in his family since 1870. The heavily-armed federal agents, equipped with eight helicopters and backed-up by snipers, surrounded the Bundy ranch after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) attained a federal court order to confiscate the family´s herd. But

Hillary Clinton Cancels Appearance Where
Benghazi Victim´s Mom, Protestors Await

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Cybercast News Service, by Barbara Boland    Original Article
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Hillary Clinton was the planned keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Western Healthcare Leadership Academy in San Diego on April 11 - but she´s cancelled her visit in the midst of planned protests from San Diego locals and military families. Protestors organized by "The Difference Matters" do not want the former U.S. Secretary of State to come because of Clinton´s role in the Benghazi scandal. "She is not welcome here in San Diego by so many of us. We don´t want her here," said Jan Iverson, a local mother and protestor. (Snip) Clinton´s office says she changed plans because of

The five extra words that can
fix the Second Amendment

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Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:35:30 PM     Post Reply
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

Barack Obama Saves Wife
Michelle From Wardrobe Malfunction,
Marilyn Monroe Moment: Picture

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US Magazine, by Rachel McRady    Original Article
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Barack Obama got quite the handful on Thursday, April 10, but it was all for a good cause! As the President of the United States was boarding Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama, a gust of wind blew up her skirt. Barack quickly stepped in and grabbed the First Lady´s billowing skirt to help her avoid a wardrobe malfunction and embarrassing Marilyn Monroe moment. Earlier in the week, another famous lady on the global stage suffered a similar snafu, but no one was around to help her -- not even her prince!

Sunk: Climate change threatens to
flood world´s largest Navy base
warns Gov. Terry McAuliffe

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Recently elected Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is warning that global warming could raise sea levels high enough to flood the Hampton Roads region, home to the world´s largest naval base, without immediate and “smart decisions.” Addressing an environmental summit this week at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., McAuliffe embraced climate change, blamed humans for causing it, and said action is needed now to protect Virginia´s coast from rising ocean levels that will result from global warming. “The first big decision of course is to accept that climate change is real,” he told the group. “I happen to believe in

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
to restrict the right to vote

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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

The IRS Scandal Comes Into Focus
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Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley A. Strassel    Original Article
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Nearly a year into the IRS scandal, we still don´t know exactly what happened—though we are finally getting an inkling. That´s thanks to the letter House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp sent this week to the Justice Department recommending a criminal probe of Lois Lerner. The average citizen might be dizzied by the torrent of confusing terms—BOLO lists, Tigta, 501(c)(4)—and the array of accusations that have made up this IRS investigation. Mr. Camp´s letter takes a step back to remind us why this matters, even as it provides compelling new information that goes to motive and method—and clarifies some of

Global solar dominance in sight
as science trumps fossil fuels

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Telegraph [UK], by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/10/2014 6:08:54 PM     Post Reply
Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies. Roughly 29pc of electricity capacity added in America last year came from solar, rising to 100pc even in Massachusetts and Vermont.[Snip] The technology is improving so fast--helped by the US military--that it has achieved a virtous circle. Michael Parker and Flora Chang, at Sanford Bernstein, say we entering a new order of "global energy deflation" that must ineluctably erode the viability of oil, gas and the fossil fuel nexus over time.

Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 12:53:18 PM     Post Reply
STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

Media-Suppressed Nevada Case History
Shines Truth on Government Ranch invaders

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Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 4/11/2014 12:08:32 PM     Post Reply
Coming clearly through the throbbing of helicopters and the roar of the SUVS of the feds harassing the Cliven Bundy Ranch, patriots there for Bundy should “tell it to the judge”. There is mainstream media-suppressed case history in Nevada the feds are desperately trying to keep under wraps. Chief Judge Robert C. Jones of the Federal District Court of Nevada smacked down high-handed, abusive feds, sending the pretend cowboys riding roughshod over Western ranchers and property owners back to their cobweb-laced offices in 2013. In spite of their 200 armed snipers with boy toys in tow, those Stetson-wearing feds hunkering down on Cliven

White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim´s
Request for Meeting With Obama

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ABC News, by Lee Ferran    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 6:08:03 PM     Post Reply
As President Obama spoke of old "wounds” at Fort Hood this week, the White House declined a request from a survivor of the 2009 massacre there to meet with Obama for a few minutes so the veteran could explain face-to-face how he believes the government has mistreated and disrespected the victims of that attack. Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (ret.) was shot seven times in November 2009 when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Despite Hasan’s admission that he carried out the attack on behalf of the Taliban and revelations that he had been


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