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Is it time to end Daylight Saving Time?
Houston Chronicle, by Eric Berger

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/9/2013 5:37:29 PM

Do you like Daylight Saving Time? It has its roots in France, with Ben Franklin, due to a desire the preserve candle wax. In some ways, he was quite a harsh man. Don´t forget! In any case, the United States formally instituted Daylight Saving Time in 1918 to place work and school schedules within daylight hours to save electricity. But now lighting accounts for a small amount of energy consumed by the country, and the savings are minimal, argues Bora Zivkovic, a chronobiologist. Moreover scientists are beginning to understand good reasons why changing our clocks back and forth

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 3/9/2013 5:43:04 PM     (No. 9217167)

Please end it!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JEFFREYABIGAIL, 3/9/2013 5:48:53 PM     (No. 9217170)

Could this be the DUMBEST article ever written? I don´t care if it saves a lot of energy, a little energy or no energy. The point of daylight savings time is what? It saves daylight!

Without it, where I live the sun would rise at 4:25AM and set at 7:30PM. Find me one person who would rather not have an extra hour of daylight in the evening.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: southron, 3/9/2013 5:52:43 PM     (No. 9217176)

It saves daylight? Nope - it should have been ended long ago. But don´t worry it won´t be ended whether its needed or not.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KTWO, 3/9/2013 5:54:49 PM     (No. 9217178)

Personally I would get rid of it. But don´t expect our masters to do it.

Somewhere bureaucrats are assigned to monitor DSL compliance and prepare reports that are never read.

SWAT teams are trained and on alert for terrible events at midnight twice a year. FEMA is ready too.

Planes might find themselves in the air when they should still be on the ground. And what ever would we do if all milk went sour at the same time?

DSL is also an oversight item for legislative committees. And such work must never be reduced.

We have seen how cuts forced by the Sequestration devastated the economy. We dare not further reduce government now.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: coldoc, 3/9/2013 5:55:36 PM     (No. 9217180)

In the northern parts of the USA, you go to work in the dark or come home in the dark. Take your pick. In Az, we don´t have to be involved in the semi-annual silliness.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snakeoil, 3/9/2013 5:59:07 PM     (No. 9217185)

Had one or two software packages that had a minor Y2K problem. But I had one with a Daylight Savings Time bug. When we Sprung forward or Fell back the software crashed and I had to reinstall it. One way or the other this is not high up on my list of stuff to worry about.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: horacer, 3/9/2013 6:03:01 PM     (No. 9217192)

#2 here´s one. The one year we had daylight savings time in Phoenix, back in the 60´s, many nights it was still 110 at 9 PM. I was in Little League and it was brutal. Worst summer ever.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: triggerberg, 3/9/2013 6:03:53 PM     (No. 9217195)

Mrs. Berg and I don´t care whether we have standard or daylight ´savings´ time. Could we please just pick one or the other and stop this idiotic switching back and forth spring and fall?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: beancounter, 3/9/2013 6:04:19 PM     (No. 9217196)

#5 brings up another point. The population has been moving south for decades. Changing the clocks makes more sense in Vermont and Idaho than it does in Arizona or Florida.

Of course the one thing worse than either having DST or not having DST is changing the schedule around, as Congress did a few years ago. I liked the old schedule because the time change was just before Halloween. Little kids could go trick-or-treating in the dark on Halloween before it was their bed time.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: hotrod, 3/9/2013 6:04:40 PM     (No. 9217197)

Yes! End it now!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/9/2013 6:05:14 PM     (No. 9217199)

I say we end Standard Time. I vastly prefer having an hour more daylight at the end of the workday.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: msjena, 3/9/2013 6:10:15 PM     (No. 9217210)

I hate getting up in the dark. Don´t end it but don´t start it so early! Go back to the way it used to be.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 3/9/2013 6:13:56 PM     (No. 9217215)

Let´s split the difference and change by only half an hour each time. 10 becomes 1:30, 1:30 becomes 20. It´s called compromise, you know, it´s what politicians do. Always works out great.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 3/9/2013 6:17:46 PM     (No. 9217219)

The board has a problem with colons. What I meant was 1PM becomes 1-30PM. 1-30PM becomes 2PM.

Anyone know what the problem with colons is?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: sabrajet, 3/9/2013 6:18:26 PM     (No. 9217220)

Well I love it-living in Atlanta it means for the next month or so it will be light until 8pm and I can have a life when I get home-and in May it is light until 9pm
-I can work in the yard, go out and shop or meet friends for dinner not have to worry about driving home in the dark. I love it, can´t wait! But if I had kids, another story - getting a grammar school kid in bed when the sun is still up is not fun.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: ziel, 3/9/2013 6:19:32 PM     (No. 9217221)

In Australia in one state they actually were able to measure projected savings.
One state did not switch the time and after big brouhaha about saving our planet, they adopted the time switch next year.
Calculations from one year to the next indicated there we NO MEASURABLE savings in electricity usage.
#2
I have no problem with staying and working during daylight.
Switching back and forth is the issue.
Put it on summer time and leave it. If it not broken do not touch it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: noddy, 3/9/2013 6:33:44 PM     (No. 9217230)

Doesn´t matter whether it´s Daylight Saving Time or not, when the aliens come they´ll land any time they damn well please.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 3/9/2013 6:38:58 PM     (No. 9217235)

Hey, folks! Wake up!

There´s no daylight being "saved"! Although many boobs in Congress undoubtedly think they´re actually creating extra daylight.

Why not tell the truth - - and call it what it actually is - - Daylight Shifting Time?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: neanderthal, 3/9/2013 6:44:26 PM     (No. 9217241)

Hey, if they can sell you on the idea of changing your clocks twice a year, they can probably sell you on any idea they might want to.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 3/9/2013 6:46:46 PM     (No. 9217245)

Whether you gain more ´useful´ daylight depends on where you live in the your timezone. Those folks on CST but living near areas on EST find that it gets dark ridiculously early in the winter when DST ends. Alabama and Florida are considering ending the time change but switching entirely to DST. This makes sense for AL as it would put it´s time more in line with EST and with GA. I don´t think that the FL plan is wise. Would not such a plan, at least for half the year, put itself in the same time zone as Halifax NS?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: trackman999, 3/9/2013 7:01:21 PM     (No. 9217265)

Does DST screw up the Vernal and Autumnal Equinox´s?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: wsdiego, 3/9/2013 7:02:11 PM     (No. 9217269)

An American Indian once said, it was like holding up a blanket and cutting off a portion at the bottom end and sewing it to the top end and thinking you have a longer blanket! I think we should keep it year around!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TexasRose, 3/9/2013 7:02:35 PM     (No. 9217271)

Don´t have to go to Australia to see that it doesn´t save electricity. When I moved to Indiana, there was no DST, and so, of course, the powers that be decided we needed to be like the states around us, so we got on DST. The year after they started, we discovered the utility companies raked in lots more dough!! So, of course we´ll be staying on it.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 3/9/2013 7:09:01 PM     (No. 9217278)

I normally wake up at 5:30 am to get ready for work. Monday I will have to get up at 4:30 am. By the time I leave, sunrise is beginning, at least it has been. When I leave Monday it will be pitch black as we are in a rural area. By the time I get home and we have family time/dinner and do a few things that need to be done, I will be too tired to enjoy that ´extra´ hour of daylight tacked onto the end of the day. Also, children here will be waiting in the dark at bus stops for the school buses coming at 5:40 am instead of 6:40 am. This is not a good thing. You are so right #18. Time to keep the original time.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rakasha, 3/9/2013 7:12:09 PM     (No. 9217280)

#14, colons with open or close parenthesis or a colon with a ´zero´ used to give us sad, happy or angry emote icons. One of the site ´revamps´ got rid of the icons but now the ´text´ used to create the icons gets eliminated from our posts. You can circumvent to post times by using a capital ´O´ instead of a ´zero´. If you want text ´emotes´ you have to put a space between the colon and the parenthesee. : )

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Husker Infidel, 3/9/2013 7:14:27 PM     (No. 9217282)

I like Daylight Saving Time during the summer, but we are on it too long--March to November. I liked it better when it was from the last weekend in April to the first weekend in October.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 3/9/2013 7:18:22 PM     (No. 9217285)

Yes, please end it! I´m tired (literally) of having my sleep schedule wee-weed up (as POTUS would say).

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Muncssister, 3/9/2013 7:23:19 PM     (No. 9217290)

There are some serious grumps on this thread. I love daylight savings. There is nothing like sitting on the porch on a warm summer evening watching the sun go down around 9pm. More time to play after dinner!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/9/2013 7:26:57 PM     (No. 9217297)

I think we should use standard time in the morning, from midnight to noon, and switch to daylight savings time at noon every day. Let´s just skip the 12-1 hour every day. People can eat brunch and then we´ll have an extra hour of sleep every night but can stay outside playing longer as well.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/9/2013 7:34:54 PM     (No. 9217308)

Keep daylight savings time. Get rid of democrats.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: flowerladytoo, 3/9/2013 7:37:51 PM     (No. 9217311)

#2 I don´t want that extra hour. Get rid of daylight savings time. We are early risers,Hubby leaves well before dawn, and standard time is fine for us, thank you.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: CentralFLMom, 3/9/2013 7:50:11 PM     (No. 9217319)

Daylight savings time is yet another sign of our Godless government imposing its will on Americans. Obamawannajihad wants to take away freedom, guns, God and TIME from Christians. He´s basically stealing an hour of our lives. An hour we could spend fighting, praying or enjoying our families.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 3/9/2013 8:23:00 PM     (No. 9217330)

Right on schedule. Every year, when we go on DST, this article appears in the news in some form or another. Lazy reporting.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ArtieC, 3/9/2013 8:24:05 PM     (No. 9217331)

DST serves no useful purpose. Dump it. In summer around here at 9 pm the sun is still up and it´s hotter than the hinges of the gates of Hades. Dump it.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 3/9/2013 8:39:38 PM     (No. 9217340)

Might as well save daylight because I can´t manage to save anything else. It would make the same interest in the bank....none.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Elduhranch, 3/9/2013 8:47:10 PM     (No. 9217346)

Time to get rid of this.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: right-turn, 3/9/2013 9:00:07 PM     (No. 9217356)

Like sheep we let idiots dictate to us and declare that we are saving daylight. We save nothing ... nothing.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: connor, 3/9/2013 9:11:08 PM     (No. 9217366)

It needs to end. Look at any poll and 90% of people hate it and the confusion it causes.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: shimmer128, 3/9/2013 9:26:20 PM     (No. 9217382)

I hate it too. End it, my second choice would be switch to DST permanently. ANYTHING except this changing twice a year!


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Reply 40 - Posted by: reddfroge, 3/9/2013 9:58:03 PM     (No. 9217398)

end it...PLEASE!!!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/9/2013 10:41:34 PM     (No. 9217431)

Well, I LIKE it!! But I prefer the old schedule better. I am with you #29 and yes, #31, let´s keep it and get rid of the Democrats!!

Geez...grumpy folks...oye!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: snowcloud, 3/9/2013 11:21:09 PM     (No. 9217454)

#18, thank you, thank you, thank you. Nothing more needs to be said.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: steveW, 3/10/2013 1:27:53 AM     (No. 9217533)

Remove this nuisance! Be gone, unuseful hour changers!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: QRP, 3/10/2013 10:40:22 AM     (No. 9217805)

It is done to satisfy various interests in congress. The latest change was at the request of candy manufactures to extend it beyond Halloween. The Golf industry has had a say, the outdoor and leisure furniture manufactures. Lots of interests think they will have more sales if there is more time in the evening.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 3/10/2013 12:55:58 PM     (No. 9217986)

A farmer in Minnestota once told me that he didn´t really care for DST but he thought it was good for the corn.
Moving a bit further west, I was told that it was invented by a Lakota tribesman who cut one end off of blanket and sewed to the other end to make longer.

But seriously folks, I think that if we are going to continue this folly, let´s change our clocks two hours each month just to take the shock out of it.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 3/11/2013 1:32:35 AM     (No. 9218706)

I heard a major funder of the DST scheme were the charcoal briquet manufacturers, who wanted the Dads to come home and barbecue after work.
Your lobbyist, at work, for you.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 3/11/2013 6:23:25 PM     (No. 9219983)

Having actually experienced living in a country without Daylight Saving Time (Japan), I prefer having an extra hour of daylight at night to the sky starting to get light at 3:30AM.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 3/11/2013 6:27:24 PM     (No. 9219990)

"Whether you gain more ´useful´ daylight depends on where you live in the your timezone. Those folks on CST but living near areas on EST find that it gets dark ridiculously early in the winter when DST ends."

And if you didn´t have Daylight Saving Time, it would still get dark ridiculously early and do so even sooner because you get standard time when DST ends. This sounds like an argument for just shifting to DST all the time, which seems to be the direction we are headed in.

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Last week Al Sharpton embraced convicted vote fraudster Melowese Richardson at a “voting rights” rally in Cincinnati. The United States Department of Justice under Eric Holder has done nothing to Melowese Richardson 410 days after she admitted on camera that she committed multiple federal felonies by voting six times for President Obama’s reelection. Federal law makes it a felony to vote more than once for President. In fact, 42 U.S.C. Section 1973i(e) subjects Richardson to twenty-five years in federal prison for her six votes for Obama. The lack of DOJ action against an unrepentant federal vote fraudster combined with Richardson’s lionization by

Obama Flies to a Europe
Shaken by Putin´s Bold Strategy

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NBC News, by Tom Curry    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/23/2014 8:09:45 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama flies Sunday to a Europe shaken by Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Crimea and his threats against eastern parts of Ukraine. At a summit conference at The Hague on preventing nuclear terrorism – scheduled long before the Ukraine crisis – Obama will confer with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders. On Monday afternoon Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping of China, Russia’s neighbor and sometime rival. Putin has forced the United States and Europe to refocus on the origins of the modern transatlantic alliance -- the 1949 NATO defense partnership designed to prevent a

´They´ve blown off the subpoenas´:
Republicans prepare brickbats for Obama
administration with new IRS corruption hearing

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Marttosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/24/2014 9:22:53 PM     Post Reply
Congressional Republicans, led by House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa,are planning another IRS coal-raking exercise for Wednesday, hauling the tax agency´s commissioner in for a hearing about the nearly year-old tea party targeting scandal. [Snip] An aide to one Republican committee member said Monday that the White House and the Treasury Department were already dangerously close to causing a constitutional crisis. ´They´ve blown off the subpoenas,´ the aide said, referring to legal demands the committee issued to the IRS on August 2 and February 14. ´If the DOJ keeps dragging its heels too, and can just get away with it,

Remarkable detective work provides final
clue to whereabouts of missing flight

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Xinhua News Agency [China], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/24/2014 11:11:08 PM     Post Reply
London - A remarkable piece of high-tech data detective work has provided what looks to be the missing clue to the tragic fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an expert said Monday. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak earlier on Monday said that information provided by British satellite company Inmarsat and the British government´s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed that MH370 had flown to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where the flight ended. (Snip) Inmarsat had come up with a theory to apply to the data it had collected from MH370 during the flight, and had then tested the results on aircraft in

Media Matters inexplicably attacks Fox
News for using the term ‘homosexual’

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Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 5:18:35 AM     Post Reply
Media Matters, the website of choice for Fox News haters everywhere, attacked the cable news network on Monday for using the term “homosexual” in its programming — advancing the peculiar argument that the scientific term has a “pejorative connotation.” The online “media watchdog” contends that calling gay people “homosexual” is “a practice that’s quickly falling out of favor with major news outlets due the term’s often pejorative connotation and frequent use by opponents of LGBT equality.” Fox News, they chide, “has yet to update its language when referring to gay and lesbian people.” Buttressing their argument? A weekend piece in the Fashion

Carter Blames Jews for Obama’s Snubs
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Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 5:15:26 AM     Post Reply
Former President Jimmy Carter is back in the news this week publicizing a new book about women’s rights. But, as is often the case with Carter, he drew more interest for comments he made about Israel and its supporters. When asked on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday by Andrea Mitchell why it was that Barack Obama never called upon him for advice, he made it clear that the Jewish state was the reason he has been treated like a pariah: I—that’s a hard question– for me to answer—you know, with complete candor. I think the problem was that– that in dealing

At the Supreme Court, a potential
catastrophe for women’s rights

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Washington Post, by Sandra Fluke    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 11:58:55 AM     Post Reply
A pair of potentially catastrophic cases will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. These cases are brought by privately held, for-profit corporations that are arguing their religious convictions should preclude them from offering employees the health insurance required by law. Specifically, these private employers don’t want to allow their employees’ insurance to cover some forms of birth control because, contrary to medicaland scientific evidence, they believe some birth control causes abortions. Corporations are not people. Corporations cannot have religious views. If religious rights are extended to corporations, it puts us on a slippery slope where any private company

Romney slams Obama for
´faulty judgment´ on Russia

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Associated Press, by Kevin Freking    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 3/23/2014 10:17:36 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney said Sunday that President Barack Obama is naive when it comes to Russia, has shown "faulty judgment" about Moscow´s intentions and could have done more to try to deter its annexation of Crimea. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee said Obama didn´t have the foresight to anticipate Russia´s moves and should have been working earlier with allies to make clear the penalties that Russia would face if it moved into Ukraine. Romney did acknowledge that such steps may not have been enough though to hold back Russia President Vladimir Putin. "Had we communicated those things, there´s always

Michelle: ´There Were Actually Laws in
America that Allowed Discrimination
Against Black People Like Me´

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/25/2014 12:12:59 PM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama talked about America as she visited a school today in China. She talked about the American dream: And my story isn’t unusual in America. Some of our most famous athletes, like LeBron James, and artists, like the singer Janelle Monae, came from struggling families like mine, as do many business leaders -- like Howard Schultz. He’s the head of a company called Starbucks, which many of you may have heard of. When Mr. Schultz was a boy his father lost his job, leaving their family destitute. But Mr. Schultz worked hard. He got a scholarship to a

Why churches should brace for
a mass exodus of the faithful

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The Week, by Damon Linker    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/24/2014 9:30:28 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the sweeping acceptance of gay marriage in recent years is owed in large part to Christianity. Rejecting the rigidly hierarchical and stratified societies of the ancient world, Jesus Christ taught the equal dignity of all persons, proclaimed that the meek shall inherit the earth, and declared that the last shall be first and the first shall be last. The Western world has been working out the logic of these subversive teachings ever since, with the institutional transformation of marriage being the latest, though surely not the last, example of its social, moral,

Sasha Obama is not impressed
with trip to China

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 4:44:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Spring break was never this dull. First Lady Michelle Obama’s kids finally hit the wall on their whirlwind visit to China, showing signs they’ve nearly reached their limit tagging along with mom as she visits site after site on what’s billed as a “person-to-person” tour. Accompanied by Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, the first lady on Monday toured Xi’an, an ancient city in the ancestral province of Chinese President Xi Jinping. They inspected the city’s 600-year-old wall, a day after touring the Great Wall near Beijing. Photos show Sasha looking like she’d rather be back home with her pals than hitting the


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