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Diaper needs forces some
to steal, go without food

Los Angeles Times, by Eryn Brown

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 7/30/2013 6:57:20 AM

There have been days since her son Ezekiel was born 11 months ago that Los Angeles mom Beth Capper has gone without food to keep up her supply. One friend was arrested for stealing some. It´s not drugs or alcohol or even baby formula that has put her in such a bind. It´s diapers. "There´s no way around buying them," said Capper, a 41-year-old single mother who doesn´t work because of a disability. Across the country, mothers like Capper are facing the same predicament. According to a report published Monday in the

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Ok, we are being played. Prepped for the next big ´crisis´. An L Dotter posted a different article yesterday but suspiciously similar. Apparently Americans don´t realize the gravity of the situation, because this headline is ridiculous!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lala, 7/30/2013 7:17:30 AM     (No. 9449212)

Cloth? I´m old enough to remember my moms and aunts rinsing out cloth diapers, washing them in Dreft and folding nice stacks of clean ones. And guess what? My my cousins and I survived without potty issues or permanent diaper rash. People managed on cloth nappies for thousands of years.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rusino, 7/30/2013 7:18:50 AM     (No. 9449213)

What about cloth diapers? That is what I used for my sons. Clean them out in the toilet, put them in a diaper pail,throw Them in the washer with soap and bleach, hang them out to dry, REPEAT!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/30/2013 7:19:51 AM     (No. 9449215)

When our kids were little they used cloth diapers. Too much work for the poor modern mother to wash them?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jinx, 7/30/2013 7:20:44 AM     (No. 9449217)

Time for a pity party. Boo hop. Try CLOTH! It works.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 7/30/2013 7:21:06 AM     (No. 9449218)

Her we go with a diaper assistance program.How about not having babies if you can´t afford them.What a novel idea.It´s not surprising white birth rates are down because they have to pay for their kids unless it´s a mulatto.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mamafrog, 7/30/2013 7:40:47 AM     (No. 9449234)

There has been a gradual increase in the cost of raising babies. Young mothers are convinced they must have disposable diapers and commercially produced formula. There are many industries that profit from these must have products, don´t expect changes soon.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jar, 7/30/2013 7:43:27 AM     (No. 9449241)

So far, unanimous votes for cloth diapers as the solution to this big problem. I agree. However, can´t you see the media criticizing this (fill in: racist, right wing, unsympathetic, etc. etc. etc.) idea.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 7/30/2013 7:45:06 AM     (No. 9449243)

Even better than cloth diapers!

Can´t Feed ´Em, Don´t Breed ´Em...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/30/2013 7:46:52 AM     (No. 9449244)

The article to which OP refers may be found at:

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=745817

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/30/2013 7:52:34 AM     (No. 9449254)

Throw-away diapers created the next few generations of lazy-azz moms. When was that? By 1970´s, they were rampant on the store shelves with every market trying to push their brand.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: god of irony, 7/30/2013 7:54:21 AM     (No. 9449257)

I wonder how many of these people hae Iphones, cars and sattelite tv?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 7/30/2013 7:55:40 AM     (No. 9449260)

You cannot expect welfare queens to do laundry, can you? It would would cut into their TV time.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: skedaddle, 7/30/2013 7:56:11 AM     (No. 9449262)

So LA single person Beth Capper had a baby at 40 and is so disabled she can´t work but somehow can deliver a baby and take appropriate care of him? These stories always make my blood boil. Why can´t these stupid journalists at least go to the trouble to find someone truly needy to write about - this story is an insult to taxpayers everywhere.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 7/30/2013 7:58:13 AM     (No. 9449265)

Throw away diapers came on the scene around 1963. I couldn´t believe my eyes! Was looking for some cloth diapers last year to make burp cloths for niece who was having a baby, and they are very hard to find. And the quality is unbelievable. Thumbs down.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 7/30/2013 7:58:18 AM     (No. 9449266)

My neighbors get government assistance for their 8 year old severely handicapped child who still needs diapers. Get this, they spotted their government approved vendor for diapers purchasing diapers at Sam´s Club! My neighbor asked, and was told the manufacturers only ship in truckload lots, which the government approved vendor has no facilities to handle. And of course the Democrat controlled government would never approve of Sam´s club as their vendor for such a program or give my neighbors cash/voucher to buy from the cheapest source. Three guesses the approved vendor is either ta Democrat activist, a minority or has the ownership of the business in his wife´s name so they can claim special status.

Pathetic.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BcdErick, 7/30/2013 7:59:07 AM     (No. 9449269)

I may be wrong, but I think this is one of those internet "floods" in an effort raise money. This story is on a lot of "news" sites. Is this real or a con? I have no idea. The source is the same in the 3 sites I´ve seen the essay on: http://www.diaperbank.org/

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Reply 17 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 7/30/2013 8:01:10 AM     (No. 9449271)

One way to alleviate the problem would be to stop having babies.

A few years back I had to search three stores for cloth diapers when purchasing a gift for a baby shower. I finally found them at Dillards. The clerk told me there wasn´t much call for them. Every new mother should have at least a dozen if for nothing else, burp rags.

Are diaper services a thing of the past? That´s what I had with mine 40 [in October] years ago. I don´t know about now, but back then, diaper service was way cheaper than disposable. Besides, I tried disposable, and my son didn´t feel like a baby with plastic on his rump.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: msjena, 7/30/2013 8:08:36 AM     (No. 9449284)

Since these women get free food, free health care, subsidized housing (probably), and welfare, shouldn´t they have enough left over for diapers? Two articles on this topic in two days makes me think the push is coming somewhere other than an article in a medical journal.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ufos4, 7/30/2013 8:09:32 AM     (No. 9449285)

Washing out a dirty cloth diaper means the mother has to put down her iphone and actually do some work. Pathetic. Just imagine the environmental impact of less disposable diapers. Refreshing.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/30/2013 8:35:05 AM     (No. 9449314)

Can Obamadiapers be far away?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Engrpat, 7/30/2013 8:36:14 AM     (No. 9449316)

Why do I see an new entitlement coming? I can hear the battle cry now: It´s for the children. The only ones against this want the children to die a long and painful death...darn conservatives! Get ready for it.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: southernboy, 7/30/2013 8:36:37 AM     (No. 9449317)

#18 “...
Are diaper services a thing of the past? …”

Best I remember, they were run out of business by claims they were ‘overwhelming the sewer system with human waste.’



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Reply 23 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/30/2013 8:39:49 AM     (No. 9449324)

An earlier poster´s mention of Dreft brought a smile. In my early motherhood days, each box of Dreft (the recommended detergent for baby clothes) had a striped diaper inside. Very nice diapers, too. My own baby´s diaper wardrobe was sartorially enhanced.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: cartcart, 7/30/2013 8:44:39 AM     (No. 9449333)

Disability and still out making the rounds with Johnny Appleseed? Does the father have any responsibility for support of this child. Maybe he could bring a box over as he slinks in for a tawdry night of alley-cat festivities! I wish people would quit poking fun of those who still value the morality taught at the knees of strong parents and reiterated by church-attending and righteous communities.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/30/2013 8:47:28 AM     (No. 9449338)

Hmmm, two sets of earrings?
Along with two sets of last names........
Wonder what Mr. Goss kicks in for support for HIS child?



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Reply 26 - Posted by: JimS, 7/30/2013 8:47:45 AM     (No. 9449339)

So now, like higher education and health care, diapers are a basic human right not to be denied?

Use cloth diapers. Wash them. Re-use them.

We did.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: right-turn, 7/30/2013 8:49:50 AM     (No. 9449340)

No sympathy here. As many have noted, use cloth and wash them. That´s what we did and the spoiled ´give me everything´ leeches can do the same.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jackie, 7/30/2013 8:55:18 AM     (No. 9449347)

I used cloth diapers..I had a wringer washer too AND I had 2 in diapers at the same time...I spent a lot of time folding. These lazy women need to get off the couch ..or out of bed...and figure out how THEY can handle this..or stop having babies they can´t afford.
I agree...I bet they have enough money for the latest and greatest IPhone and etc..

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Reply 29 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/30/2013 8:55:55 AM     (No. 9449348)

As OP noted this is at least the second article to appear here on this subject in the last couple of days, so something´s up.

I used gauze diapers which were easy to wash daily and dried quickly.

Disposable diapers are what I call "nice ifs". Nice if you can afford them - for convenience - but not absolute needs.

Women did not always have Kotex. They managed.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: artman1746, 7/30/2013 8:55:57 AM     (No. 9449349)

The key phrase: "who doesn´t work due to a disability".

Just another parasite.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: pros7767, 7/30/2013 9:09:20 AM     (No. 9449371)

Agree with the above posters. I was raised on cloth diapers and did just fine.

Moreover, if you can´t afford to support a baby without assistance, use birth control. I had two kids because we couldn´t afford more than two.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/30/2013 9:16:39 AM     (No. 9449386)

Sounds like opportunity knocking: disposable diapers with Staint Trayvon´s image on them.

(if the Fulton/Martin twins haven´t already patented them)

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Reply 33 - Posted by: kanphil, 7/30/2013 9:18:37 AM     (No. 9449389)

Go Chinese! On the mainland, toddlers don´t wear diapers at all, just drop seat or split seat pants. They just squat and go wherever the mood strikes. I always preferred cloth diapers, though. I made an art form out of snapping a load out of a diaper half way across the bathroom into the commode. Life is what you make of it.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/30/2013 9:19:22 AM     (No. 9449391)

Had to research this question, had to!

I found oodles of sources for cloth diapers and diaper cloth to make your own. Then I saw this site, which cites stats in favor of cloth and ranks various brands:

http://www.parenting.com/gallery/best-cloth-diapers

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Reply 35 - Posted by: lylacat, 7/30/2013 9:33:12 AM     (No. 9449409)

Well, how about not having babies when you cannot afford them. Every woman who gets pregnant is well cared for, free delivery, free formula, free WIC, welfare, Section 8 housing, free cabs to run her and the kid to the doctor, and now they are complaining they cannot afford diapers. Do not have all these babies if you cannot afford them. I have no sympathy at all for these greedy women. And like a previous blogger stated: are they just too lazy to use cloth and launder them.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: lylacat, 7/30/2013 9:38:41 AM     (No. 9449421)

Why would a 40 year old woman on disability with no husband have a baby? That should be the question we ask Capper. Like the article said, she gets disability payments, free food, free housing, and she can´t manage her money so that she can buy diapers. I have no sympathy for her at all, and Eryn Brown has to be an ignorant progressive to write about this.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 7/30/2013 9:43:53 AM     (No. 9449429)

"There´s no way around buying them,"

1) don´t have a baby when your unemployed, single and 40
2) where´s the "baby daddy"? Pay up mister.
3) "doesn´t work" means lots of time to hand wash diapers.
4) Is she malnourished? I want medical evidence (easily obtainable). What exactly does "gone without food" mean??
this just smells funny.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: droopydog, 7/30/2013 9:45:50 AM     (No. 9449436)

This article is not about diapers. It´s about irresponsible people who are encouraged by irresponsible journalists and irresponsible government.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: MamaElephant, 7/30/2013 9:54:20 AM     (No. 9449454)

OK - for those bemoaning the loss of cloth diapers in our society - take heart! Cloth diapers are trendy among the sort of young moms who breastfeed and like to serve organic food once again. They are completely unlike the old cloth diapers - they are "systems" of diaper covers that replace the old plastic pants and microfiber inserts or pre-folded cotton that fit inside the covers in a modular fashion. The covers have a wonderful and complex system of snaps that allow them to fit newborns to toddlers. "Wet bags" have replaced diaper pails. Target now sells one popular system. My daughter is currently cloth-diapering a chubby toddler and a six-month-old.

The initial investment is significant, but the savings over time are nothing to sneeze at. If you know a new mother who is interested in cloth diapering, the new covers and inserts are great shower gifts that they will be able to use for a long time.



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Reply 40 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/30/2013 9:54:52 AM     (No. 9449455)

#17 thanks for the thumbs up. Curious as to why this same subject has been seen 4-8 times during the past two days. Came to believe it was due to all the poop being thrown and now flying around Lessons the left learned from climate change propaganda no doubt.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Salt5792, 7/30/2013 10:10:35 AM     (No. 9449477)

It´s just a thought, but if these single women stopped having babies they can´t afford, wouldn´t the problem go away?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: NJVol, 7/30/2013 10:17:55 AM     (No. 9449488)

Child Ezekial Goss, mother at age 40 Beth Capper on disability. Is this the most sympathetic protagonist the LA Times could find? Sheesh.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Bazi, 7/30/2013 10:20:29 AM     (No. 9449498)

There are many Christian Life centers that offer free diapers. Our church collects diapers for 2 centers. A Life center is the opposite of Planned Parenthood.
Clients need to sign up and they get "x" amount of diapers each month.
There are food shelves all over too.
The Salvation Army hires disabled people all the time or for bell ringing at Christmas...not an excuse when you have a child to care for.
Note to those who are annoyed by the bell ringers-you are putting disabled people out of work.


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Reply 44 - Posted by: Marzipan, 7/30/2013 10:28:15 AM     (No. 9449508)

So Glad my MIL gave me 2 months diaper service 19 years ago. Raised 3 kids on cloth nappies, and was shocked as all get out when ladies at my church nursery would hand my baby back in a disposable saying, ´I don´t know how to do those cloth" Dummied down society with parents not passing on knowledge and media teaching all to live like (barf) Mylie Cyrus, ´do watcha wanna do´ and then whine when folks don´t help you achieve your demands....

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Reply 45 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/30/2013 11:08:15 AM     (No. 9449585)

Raise 4 children on cloth diapers not that long ago. They all got diaper rash whenever I used disposable while traveling.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: treecat, 7/30/2013 11:19:59 AM     (No. 9449611)

Google search for articles: = ´About 1,510,000 results´ all seem to have 1 source.

Shame on a Mother for intentionally leaving a child in "Wet Diapers".

As with most poster my age reflects past life experience.

OP hit this one....

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 7/30/2013 12:40:47 PM     (No. 9449766)

Why aren´t libs crying "save the planet" and making people feel guilty filling up the landfills with disposable diapers? Can you even buy cloth diapers anymore other than at a cleaning supply house?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 7/30/2013 1:24:55 PM     (No. 9449832)

Modern diapering methods as we know them have a very interesting history. Did you ever wonder how the Plains Indian mom diapered a papoose? To get ready for the day, they would pack moss & clay mud & an outer wrapping around the child & put him on their backs - where he would likely remain the rest of the day. A clay & moss "mudpack" wick moisture away from the child´s skin. At the end of the day, the saturated clay & moss was knocked away & the baby was clean! Although it would be impractical now, it IS a completely "green" solution - do you think the modern libs might encourage this method again?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Hammock, 7/30/2013 5:18:21 PM     (No. 9450145)

Titles of articles are often not the writer´s choice - whoever wrote this one needs an enema. Nothing ever "forces" someone to steal.

There´s a continuing erosion of life skills in each generation. Someone would actually have to explain or teach, most younger folks how to obtain, use, and clean cloth diapers because they´ve never seen it done or even heard of the possibility.

If I didn´t have my own washing machine I would never take diapers to the common ones in an apartment, but it isn´t really that difficult to wash them in a large bucket or tub after off-loading the poop. A toilet plunger can be used as an agitator, soap and bleach are still inexpensive.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/31/2013 2:00:44 AM     (No. 9450565)

Why are fathers never mentioned in these stories ? She didn´t get pregnant by herself
even if she used a turkey baster.

It would cheaper to provide birth control to these women that diapers. If you can´t afford diapers, car seats, clothes, shoes, school supplies and Christmas toys-don´t have kids.


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Reply 51 - Posted by: 4Justice, 7/31/2013 8:16:57 PM     (No. 9452088)

I agree with others here....get cloth diapers and wash (sterilize) them yourself! That is what my mother did! Geez...if you can´t afford the luxury of disposables, get the re-useables, ding-dongs!!!

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Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.

Three pictures in the
Washingtonian that make
Jay Carney look ridiculous
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/12/2014 7:10:07 AM     Post Reply
The most decadent Beltway publication yet conceived, Washingtonian, has outdone itself with its latest celebration of what life is like inside the city fueled by your forcibly confiscated money. The publication recently ran with a profile of White House Press Sec. Jay Carney‘s wife, ABC News personality and working mom Claire Shipman. Carney’s two beautiful children are also profiled in the piece, but the profile itself is largely irrelevant. What is worthy of dissection are the three featured images that add value to the profile. And by “value,” we mean guffaws galore.
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Deaths at Phoenix VA hospital
may be tied to delayed care
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Dennis Wagner    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/10/2014 8:46:23 AM     Post Reply
The chairman of the House Committee on Veterans ­Affairs said Wednesday that dozens of VA hospital patients in Phoenix may have died while awaiting medical care. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., said staff investigators also have evidence that the Phoenix VA Health Care System keeps two sets of records to conceal prolonged waits that patients must endure for ­doctor appointments and treatment. "It appears as though there could be as many as 40 veterans whose deaths could be ­related to delays in care," ­Miller announced to a stunned audience during a committee hearing Wednesday. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health

FBI rescues Wake Forest
man from kidnappers
WRAL News [Raleigh,NC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/10/2014 6:40:48 AM     Post Reply
After five days of coordinated effort by local, state and federal law enforcement, a Wake Forest man reported missing on Saturday was rescued late Wednesday from his kidnappers. Frank Arthur Janssen, 63, was taken from his home at 1401 Sky Hill Place and was being held in an apartment in Atlanta. In announcing his rescue, the FBI did not detail the motive for or group responsibility for his kidnapping. It was unclear if anyone had been taken into custody in the kidnapping.WRAL News has learned that Janssen´s daughter is an assistant district attorney in Wake County who prosecutes gang and



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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 7:02:40 PM     Post Reply
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Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/22/2014 2:10:54 PM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/21/2014 11:37:51 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is poised to entertain a flood of new clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners who were given harsh sentences under mandatory-minimum laws following drug convictions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. Holder said in a short videotaped statement that he wants to shrink the federal prison population by a modest amount while ensuring ´that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens.´ At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.

Dole: Cruz, Paul & Rubio
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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 11:18:06 AM     Post Reply
Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
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Michelle Obama:
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

The Five’s Beckel Rips Bolling
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Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/23/2014 8:29:47 AM     Post Reply
Today is Earth Day. Fox News’ The Five opened its show with a nearly 15 minute segment titled “Earth Day Hysteria.” The goal appeared to be to prove that scientists’ warnings about climate change are overblown and should be ignored if not outright mocked and co-host Eric Bolling was the ringleader of the effort. But he found an adversary in Bob Beckel, who challenged the status quo by presenting actual data on the rise of CO2 levels from NASA, of all places. But before Beckel got to his chart, Bolling took some time to “praise” President Barack Obama for what


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