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Gitmo Is Killing Me
New York Times, by Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel

Original Article

Posted By:Drive, 4/15/2013 8:29:32 AM

ONE man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity. I’ve been detained at Guantánamo for 11 years and three months. I have never been charged with any crime. I have never received a trial.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 4/15/2013 8:31:11 AM     (No. 9275789)

My ´Give-a-Darn´ meter is out for repair, and won´t be back for at least six months....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 4/15/2013 8:35:04 AM     (No. 9275795)

In Portuguese, we´d say "coitadinho" (poor little thing).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nimby, 4/15/2013 8:35:49 AM     (No. 9275797)

And this is NYT which doesn´t give a rat´s arse about the babies that were murdered by Gosnell!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 4/15/2013 8:36:04 AM     (No. 9275799)

Offwiththeirheads

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Reply 5 - Posted by: billkoch, 4/15/2013 8:49:16 AM     (No. 9275816)

Maybe o could send them Food Stamps.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2, 4/15/2013 8:51:29 AM     (No. 9275819)

The news here is that the NYT chose to print this article but won´t touch Gosnell or Obamacare´s morass with a ten foot pole. Always reliable for Palestinian and Arab sympathy, the NYT hopes what? To get this guy released?

How about releasing the testimony nurses at the murders of those live-born babies by Gosnell?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Travis Mcgee, 4/15/2013 8:56:37 AM     (No. 9275830)

Sounds like the way Muslim women are treated. Don´t really see a story here.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pearson365, 4/15/2013 8:56:59 AM     (No. 9275831)

The Times is calling in its endorsement chips for Obama Kerry and Hagel. Or, basically, "We supported you because you promised, in private, a radical left agenda, now deliver". This and future Op-Ed essays and editorials will be the NYT´s way of bringing pressure to bear on O, K & H. By end of May, expect to see front page news stories on Gitmo, complete with photos of thin prisoners behind barbed wire.

The NYT wants Obama, Kerry & Hagel to: Free the Gitmo freedom fighters; abandon our allies; apologize to our enemies; destroy our remaining nuclear weapons and slash our conventional forces. And the NYT is fully committed to bringing these changes about.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/15/2013 8:57:11 AM     (No. 9275832)

I´m really not interested whether these guys eat or not.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: god of irony, 4/15/2013 8:59:38 AM     (No. 9275838)

Why is the NYT giving aid and comfort to our enemies during a time of war? Presdient Lincoln would have shut them down.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Felixcat, 4/15/2013 9:01:34 AM     (No. 9275843)

Terrorists detained for attacking the US are allowed to write an op-ed and have it published in the NY Times - wow -we´re such a horrible country to deny them their dignity - yeah whatever...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rod reese, 4/15/2013 9:04:48 AM     (No. 9275855)

Let them starve. I couldn´t care less about any of them.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: janjan, 4/15/2013 9:06:38 AM     (No. 9275859)

Why should his story even be believed? And if it is true that this guy is starving himself I say let him. The NYT editorial board should join him.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LZK, 4/15/2013 9:08:52 AM     (No. 9275866)

Awwwwwwww -- poor booby!!

Shall WE measure this with the thought of someone jumping from the burning World Tower buildings?

LZK

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Reply 15 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 4/15/2013 9:10:37 AM     (No. 9275869)

Maybe he should write a letter to the head of every Muslim country to ask them to stop their war on non Muslim countries, at which time the US will be glad to release all of them back to their own countries.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/15/2013 9:12:32 AM     (No. 9275870)

Too bad Gitmo does not work that well with all the terrorists.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mbdexp, 4/15/2013 9:18:59 AM     (No. 9275883)

And...still beats a bullet, or the so called virgins...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 4/15/2013 9:25:24 AM     (No. 9275890)

Maybe The NY Slimes(& Palestinians) need to send them some food packages every month.
The best thing to do would be to give each one a floating prayer rug, and point them towards the East.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/15/2013 9:31:43 AM     (No. 9275904)

The BOO HOO factor is at a negative 34.

You do the crime you do the time and if you don´t eat your special meals, tough!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: catfur27, 4/15/2013 9:36:25 AM     (No. 9275911)

..the ny slimes ( and the rest of the media) bashes Christians, Republicans , Tea Party, Conservatives, and white suburbanites regularly because they feel safe doing so...those people will not retaliate...but if you dare to criticize muslims or any other racial minority and watch out...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 4/15/2013 9:41:43 AM     (No. 9275923)

Next, our military will be required to read their stupid koran to them since they´re too weak to do it on their own.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 4/15/2013 9:45:34 AM     (No. 9275935)

aw heck Barak, come on, just pardon´em (along with 11 million illegal aliens [there, i said it!]). you know you want to.

While your at it, give them reparations for what Bush did to them. We can´t send them back to their country of origin because it wouldn´t be safe for them, so lets relocate them to a Red state and make. Heck, they could even vote...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 4/15/2013 9:46:22 AM     (No. 9275940)

Then EAT something already! Gitmo is not killing you; you are killing yourself through voluntary starvation.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: killerbee, 4/15/2013 9:52:59 AM     (No. 9275954)

Exactly how is Gitmo killing you? Are they withholding food from you? No? Then you are killing yourself.

Eleven years? Dignity? Your religion doesn´t dignify the human, so what´s the diff?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: stonepony, 4/15/2013 10:06:44 AM     (No. 9275979)

maybe they will all just die..........nice thought

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Reply 26 - Posted by: WIBadger, 4/15/2013 10:07:13 AM     (No. 9275981)

Dignity huh ?

Same kind of dignity the victims of 9/11 had ? That kind ?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 4/15/2013 10:17:33 AM     (No. 9276002)

Well, I´ve been sentenced to eight years of BO´s foolishness for the crime of being Christian, white, smart & successful. I don´t care to hear about your little, bitty problems. Eat your koran!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dwtc, 4/15/2013 10:23:26 AM     (No. 9276012)

A personal note to:
Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel
You are where you are because of choices you made:
You choose to join a violent Muslim group
you choose to attack the people of my country who did you no wrong
You choose to hide among your own people.
You were caught!
You are now a prisoner in Guantanamo, being treated better than many of the people you attempted to kill.
I hope you enjoy your stay and never have the opportunity to do us harm again.
You where you are because of your choices.
I for one have no sympathy for you because now you have another choice, eat or don´t eat.
I for one don´t care


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Reply 29 - Posted by: William1, 4/15/2013 10:37:25 AM     (No. 9276048)

I admire your principles, Samir. Keep up the good fight and keep starving.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: seamusm, 4/15/2013 10:39:37 AM     (No. 9276054)

Hey guys! Lighten up. For just a second stop thinking with your anger against O and his news waterboys. Yes I too wish most of these had been killed on the field of battle. But Gitmo is just not right. Indefinite imprisonment without trial is just wrong - and no crime should be punished without opportunity to defend oneself. Forced feedings are shameful. I don´t care what the world thinks of us but I am ashamed of what we continue to do. Part of what has made us strong is affording dignity to those who DO NOT DESERVE IT.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Sheepfarmer, 4/15/2013 10:42:27 AM     (No. 9276060)

It seems to me that his refusing to eat is killing him. That´s your choice, buddy.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 4/15/2013 10:52:54 AM     (No. 9276081)

They`ll eat ham sandwiches if they get hungry enough...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: pindarjr, 4/15/2013 10:55:54 AM     (No. 9276092)

#30, I agree with you, indefinite imprisonment is just wrong, so I´m willing to let them all go as soon as the war on terror is over.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Quaestio, 4/15/2013 11:03:58 AM     (No. 9276106)

I´m sure the NYT took their president to task for failing to have resolved the question of these people for FIVE years.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: toddh, 4/15/2013 11:05:32 AM     (No. 9276109)

News organizations will go to great lengths to maintain the legal fiction of "innocent until proven guilty," no matter how many eyewitnesses there are. Nidal Hasan is consistently called an "alleged" attacker. Their excuse (not a reason, not any longer) is they do not want to influence a jury. Yet they run this trash, specifically to force action from the legal process.

Treasonous hypocrites. Nationalize the New York Times and give it to Rupert Murdoch.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: LouD, 4/15/2013 11:10:24 AM     (No. 9276121)

How many of those in the twin towers had the opportunity to defend themselves, #30? Their sentence was death! And we are supposed to feel sorry for terrorists?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bearcat, 4/15/2013 11:27:31 AM     (No. 9276144)

I´m pretty sure Yemen took several Gitmo inmates
Why not this one??? Because they knew he couldn´t be trusted.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 4/15/2013 11:34:05 AM     (No. 9276157)

Why is their hunger strike my problem? They have free will to eat or not. Frankly, my dear, I don´t give a d...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: chicodon, 4/15/2013 11:37:27 AM     (No. 9276161)

#3
The NYT and other leftist rags have found a way to cover Gosnell. They report on the controversy over the media avoiding the story. Nothing about the actual trial. At least when people search it will turn up some hits.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: artsy, 4/15/2013 12:07:54 PM     (No. 9276207)

They should have every right to starve themselves to death.They should not have the right to blackmail anyone!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: goose, 4/15/2013 1:33:27 PM     (No. 9276421)

Yesterday at Gitmo I met an islamist terrorist. He said he hadn´t had a bite in two weeks. So I bit him. (insert rimshot here)

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Reply 42 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/15/2013 1:38:23 PM     (No. 9276432)

His English is awfully good for a third world barbarian. Therefore I agree with those who say this is bogus.

Let them all starve themselves to death - Bobby Sands would love some company.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Tennisballhead, 4/15/2013 2:21:07 PM     (No. 9276500)

The linguistics of this guy´s quotes is totally inconsistent. I call B.S. The author made half or more of them up.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: jimjr, 4/15/2013 2:30:08 PM     (No. 9276516)

Just to make sure that everybody understands who the Gitmo detainees are:

1. They are people who have been arrested on the suspicion of committing a crime.

2. They are "Prisoners of War".

They are, according to the Geneva Conventions, illegal combatants. As such they are accorded no protections what so ever, none. In prior wars, once captured, illegal combatants were questioned, using whatever methods the capturing force thought necessary then summarily executed. All "legal" within the Geneva Conventions.

Should it be desired that we release them, I suggest a nice sunny spot, somewhere between Cuba and the Canary Islands.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: 4Justice, 4/15/2013 4:10:30 PM     (No. 9276693)

I agree #30.

#36, do you know that this man (and maybe others) had anything to do with the 9/11 attack? If so, charge him. But since when it is right to put people in prison indefinitely with no charges? Do we know for sure that he was a combatant? He might have been one of those who was accused by others but not part of any radical group. We don´t know what happened. But as #30 said, it isn´t right to hold someone for years and years and years with no charges filed nor anything to prove that he was involved in attacking our soldiers or citizens. I am no softy when it comes to terrorists and radical muslims, but there was a reason why the U.S. used to be EXCEPTIONAL. But now we act just like all the other countries (especially when it comes to incarcerating people) and often times we are worse.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Starlady, 4/15/2013 4:55:08 PM     (No. 9276777)

This story is all Barbra Streisand. First of all our military have strict rules for providing care to these heathens. Second, the fake prisoner, (according ti him and a couple of posters), needs to write Obama and Holder who stopped military trials in 2008. They are the source of your injustice. When/ IF we ever elect a GOP President, you might get a hearing. How long can you wait?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 4/15/2013 6:15:02 PM     (No. 9277021)

Put them on military trial, then take them out back and shoot them. Feed the remains to hogs.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Hubertsmom, 4/15/2013 6:26:15 PM     (No. 9277057)

I should like to be so thin! But then again, I´d have to stop eating. Hmmm...

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Darling, 4/15/2013 6:57:53 PM     (No. 9277133)

I am thinking of a line uttered by Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol," involving decreasing the surplus population.

If you choose to starve yourselves to death, I don´t care. You wouldn´t know dignity if it jumped up and bit you.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Kook, 4/15/2013 7:31:09 PM     (No. 9277190)

This is simply a politically calculated stunt, nothing more. They´re betting their lives that the ´horror´ of this will make the limp wrist progressives give up and release them. I agree that imprisoning them indefinitely without due process is wrong. If they were uniformed soldiers, we´d treat them as such, as prisoners of war, and repatriate them after hostilities cease. By their choice, they have abandoned the rules of normal, civilized war. I say give them a military tribunal and treat them as the equivalent of spies, non uniformed combatants that have separated themselves from the Geneva convention protections. Then execute them as you would spies.

Our country has fallen far too far to do the right thing. These guys will probably die of old age in Gitmo.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 4/15/2013 8:16:23 PM     (No. 9277252)

Good thing Obama was elected! The first order he signed was to close Gitmo!


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Reply 52 - Posted by: Crosscut, 4/15/2013 8:22:09 PM     (No. 9277261)

Boo hoo hoo, muzzie scum. Tell it to someone who cares.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: watercheetah, 4/15/2013 8:27:52 PM     (No. 9277268)

Oh no, Samir! Bad timing by your pals at the NYT. They should have asked you if your cousin was going to blow up some children in Boston today.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: blizzard, 4/15/2013 8:32:41 PM     (No. 9277282)

None of these "people" should be alive in the first place. Extract information, then off with their heads... we´re wasting too much time and money on these animals.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 4/15/2013 8:59:46 PM     (No. 9277308)

Your choice bubba --- don´t blame us

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Reply 56 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/15/2013 11:40:21 PM     (No. 9277554)

I agree with #44

Sorry, but you choose to go on a hunger strike, just like you choose to commit crimes against the US and it´s citizens.

For a POW, you live in some pristine conditions with food better than Daniel Pearl ever received.

Far be it from me to interfere with your right to stop eating. We wouldn´t want the ACLU to sue because you don´t have rights.

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Ukraine defend itself
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/15/2014 12:09:35 PM     Post Reply
The administration’s “smart diplomacy” does not include providing aid to those who fight internal oppression or outside aggression and whose victory potentially would obviate the need for direct U.S. action. Hence, President Obama gave Iran’s Green Revolution the cold shoulder in June 2009. He denied aid, and then dragged his feet on delivering aid to non-jihadi rebels in Syria. Now, it should come as no surprise, he is unwilling to provide Ukraine with military aid or intelligence to defend itself against Russian aggression.



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Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come


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