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Can’t Anyone Here Play This Game?
Wshington Free Beacon, by Staff

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Posted By:StormCnter, 9/10/2013 5:41:36 AM

Having insisted for the past two weeks that military strikes are the only appropriate response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons against its own people, the Obama administration muddled its message today by entertaining the possibility of a non-military solution to the crisis. Asked at a press conference in London this morning whether there was anything Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad could do to avert a U.S. attack, Secretary of State John Kerry said ”he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week.” Russia and Syria seized on the remark and


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Reply 1 - Posted by: EuroTim, 9/10/2013 5:47:45 AM     (No. 9513824)

America is a lucky country. Let´s hope this works out for the best, even if Zero does shout "look what I found!" from right field when the ball lands in his mit while he is shielding his eyes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cake crumb, 9/10/2013 6:50:23 AM     (No. 9513872)

Glad Putin was smart enough to take advantage, when Hanoi Boy and the Smartest Nobel Peace Prize winner weren´t.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sadc, 9/10/2013 7:03:06 AM     (No. 9513893)

It was pointed out last night by some talk show guest, that Putin out smarted Zero with this move from Kerry. Now, the only way to keep this agreement alive is not to oust Assad, but in fact, to make sure he stays in power. Cha-ching.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/10/2013 7:03:12 AM     (No. 9513894)

Ha, ha, Lurch thinks he´s more intelligent than the ´won´. The hildabeast is sharing her lunch box with these two as well. What an embarrassment and now Boehner and his sidekick are trying to pull a fast one with their little trick on ´defunding´ obamacare. Daily the DC crowd is getting more pathetic. In addition these two are trying to get backing for the two idiots standing on the soap box.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 9/10/2013 7:18:45 AM     (No. 9513915)

This concept of a limited strike is fantasy! I wonder if Japan sat around a table and discussed conducting a "limited military strike" against the United States in Hawaii. No country is going to consider being bombed as an international spanking.

Make no mistake about it, if this mess doesn´t cool down, and congress is asked to vote on this, it is not a vote to bolster our reputation and respect in the world. They are voting on whether or not to START WWIII.

If you want to start WWIII you need to start it in Iran and identify your enemy as radical Islam. Then get ready for Russia to jump in and China to cut off our line of credit and Israel to be on the receiving end of the entire arsenal of the middle east. Also you need to be ready for the fight to come to your neighborhood from any number of gas stations and convenience stores in your city.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grambo, 9/10/2013 7:40:30 AM     (No. 9513941)

Oh dear!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 9/10/2013 7:42:18 AM     (No. 9513944)

As the Worm Turns! Peaceniks now say they want war. What´s in it for them?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 9/10/2013 7:44:55 AM     (No. 9513950)

Obama running this country is like a drunk putting his foot on the floor to stop the room from spinning.I think he´s really become self isolated with a small handful of advisers left who all think the same way.No one decent will work for him because VJ gets the last word on everythng so their input is mute and moot.As long as he has 45% or so suport,he´ll keep on with this downward spiral.The really sad part is the people who make this country work are the most punished by the bizzaro world president.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jglas, 9/10/2013 7:53:43 AM     (No. 9513964)

The MusBros rebels aren´t going to like this. They were planning to launch a big attack to coincide with the Obama strike. If Obama is in cahoots with the MusBros in any way they have that to use as blackmail and insist Obama get into the fray with strikes. Obama will have to find a way to stop Assad from simply agreeing to put his WMD under international control. My guess, he´ll insist Assad live up to Kerry´s off hand remark and hand over all his WMD plus submit his country to inspection which comes close to surrender. I hope I´m wrong because this would be a good out for everybody.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/10/2013 8:07:36 AM     (No. 9513991)

Who could have imagined a decade ago that on the eve of the 12th anniversary of 911, a President of the US with the name Barack Hussein Obama wold be going on national tv to plead his case to attack Syria.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hermoine, 9/10/2013 8:08:33 AM     (No. 9513993)

You think Putin is pulling a "rope-a-dope" but then you remember Obama´s famous open-mic gaffe to Medvedev, “After my election, I have more flexibility.” So, once again, you just have to wonder, is all of this by design? Is he purposefully allowing Putin to run the show? Remember, Obama´s agenda is to bring America down a few notches, to make us like every other nation.

You get the sense that Obama would love nothing better than to "lead" from behind here and allow Putin to provide the leadership and find an alternative solution to war.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Newtsche, 9/10/2013 8:16:46 AM     (No. 9514001)

Would it be a hate crime to suggest that, at this time, it´s all about saving
Barry´s bacon?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: swarfer, 9/10/2013 8:33:52 AM     (No. 9514034)

Brilliant deplomatic move by Putin. Assad stays in power. The nasty weapons are removed. US military action is averted. Rewarded for his "historic" decision to turnover his chemical weapons, the Russians feel free to arm Assad sufficiently to ensure defeat of the rebels. If the US continues to arm the rebels it will simply prolong the death and destruction and make the US look really bad. The jig is up for the community organizer pretending to be president.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: OhMy, 9/10/2013 8:36:48 AM     (No. 9514038)

It is sickening to read the spin this morning that Barry´s courage and firmness forced Putin and Assad to back down and put the chem weapons under UN supervision. They are already spiking the ball when in truth it was Putin that was the adult giving the childish Obama a way out and saving everyone from a destructive war. Now Obama pretends he was strong and Putin weak. No Putin was the adult and Obama the narcissist child as always. Thanks Vladimir!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/10/2013 8:43:29 AM     (No. 9514050)

More like swinging the bat early spinning around and having the ball hit the bat after a 360 as you fall on your keester.

The strike would be limited alright, canceled the order with Raytheon and gave the contract to Estes.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/10/2013 8:54:58 AM     (No. 9514066)

Sadly, it is at this juncture in history because of the actions of our foolish and vain president that the United States has relinquished its superpower status to Russia. Putin pawned the neophyte Obama and by doing so gained the upper hand in a situation totally of Obama´s making. Obama has diminished the reputation of this country and has undone everything Ronald Reagan accomplished. Russia is in the catbird seat now.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 9/10/2013 8:59:26 AM     (No. 9514078)

How ironic it will be when Putin wins the Nobel Peace Prize for keeping Obama from starting a major war that would have killed thousands of American soldiers.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jt26, 9/10/2013 9:24:47 AM     (No. 9514129)

Choom Gang is very adept at playing a mean game of international grab ass. Punk´d once again by Putin. Amateur hour writ large.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Phd, 9/10/2013 9:25:47 AM     (No. 9514131)

You could see it in dopey Kerry´s face, when he suggested that an attack could be forestalled by turning over all WMD. As usual, he was far more concerned with his stentorian tone than with the content of his words. Putin jumped all over Kerry´s blunder, avoiding the strike, and preserving the Assad regime. It´s over. Putin has schooled 0 again!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: 2dogs, 9/10/2013 9:26:32 AM     (No. 9514137)

#11, I´m with you. This was all pre-planned at the G20. Putin wins, but O wins too (he continues to dismantle us).

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Reply 21 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/10/2013 9:34:15 AM     (No. 9514151)

Boy is this going to embolden the rebels. Has anyone in authority demanded they turn in their gas supplies. Of course not, they can continue to execute prisoners or gas people and claim the government still has WMD´s and are still using them, Of course they are just protecting themselves.

The mad bomber in DC continues on his mission to destroy this once great country. Kerry of course is a proven dunce.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: stryker714, 9/10/2013 9:53:56 AM     (No. 9514199)

Considering Obama´s record on the leaders of the other Middle East countries, we would be naive to think he isn´t for Syria regime change. This new development might sound wonderful, end of story and oh so peaceful but Obama will keep moving the goal posts. Just watch. Wonder if anyone in Obama´s administration is embarrassed about their ineptitude, crazy out-loud reasoning? Amateurs all.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Engrpat, 9/10/2013 9:56:12 AM     (No. 9514208)

I was thinking about the Syria problem that Obama has gotten the nation into and think I have the solution.

To stop the war making ability of Assad all we have to do is send Obama´s economic advisors over there and the force ObamaCare on them just like he did us and within 6 weeks they will be so broke they won´t be able to cause trouble for anyone.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: rsgonner, 9/10/2013 10:05:11 AM     (No. 9514224)

How bizarre to be "rootin´ for Putin" instead of the Fool in the White House?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Arby, 9/10/2013 10:07:05 AM     (No. 9514232)

What happened? Putin advanced his cause--convincing the world that he and Russia are major players and that the U.S. is feeble and in decline, with a ´leader´ who needs help from the adults of this world.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/10/2013 10:11:43 AM     (No. 9514239)

America finds itself stuck with a teleprompter puppet here, and his cabal of covert communist controllers, at the last minute, left with no other choice but to listen to an openly communist dictator over there, who unilaterally decides the poison Maguffin cans will be put into the possession of an international committee over there (that is also communist controlled). “This is a fine mess you’ve got us into, Ollie.” If there was ever an opportune time to bring back the (main stream press) forbidden subject of the birth certificate, now is the time to bring it back under a new working title: “treasonous forgery”. Ultimately, this is the most compelling, urgent question of our time. Is there a criminally forged document that is allowing an imposter to impersonate our highest office?
Talk about the shell game of both centuries!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: trapper, 9/10/2013 10:13:12 AM     (No. 9514245)

Depending upon what the Obama administration´s objectives are, and to what extent Putin is in on it, the Obama folks may be playing it very well indeed. Beware of articles written by journalists who have never negotiated a business deal, and who have never sent in different people to insist on seemingly conflicting terms to keep the other side off balance and guessing. They don´t have a clue.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/10/2013 10:14:55 AM     (No. 9514252)

Can we switch presidents? Putin is looking pretty good right now.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/10/2013 10:36:35 AM     (No. 9514292)

"Rook to Queen´s Bishop 4" - Putin

"I can count to potato" - Obama

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Reply 30 - Posted by: lana720, 9/10/2013 10:37:42 AM     (No. 9514295)

Wouldn´t you love to be a fly on the wall as preppy speechwriters rewrite what is finally going to be stuffed into TOTUS?

Events changed so fast with Kerry achieving what any shots could do. That´s not to give him any credit, but you know about blind squirrels.

Never underestimate the power of prayer either - Vatican Square last Saturday.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 9/10/2013 10:39:50 AM     (No. 9514297)

This will prove interesting. Barry is shown a way to vote ´PRESENT´ and given an out by V-lad Putin.
But Barry is loathe to appear upstaged and belittled by V-lad (which be is anyway). So Barry´s narcissism will prevent him from even appearing to accept anything that history will regard as the Putin Solution.
The smartest man in the room is not the smartest in the world. This would be funny if it were not so tragic.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: harleynyc, 9/10/2013 10:44:27 AM     (No. 9514303)

Back to ´Plan B´ for obama: backdoor funnel cash and arms to the rebels, oust Assad, and install a sunni regime to spread radical islam.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: E Unum Pluribus, 9/10/2013 10:47:47 AM     (No. 9514307)

Zugzwang is the chess term describing a situation where a player is disadvantaged simply by having to make a move, because any legal move only weakens his or her position.

Putin just let Obama pass his turn. In the process, Obama went from seriously disadvantaged to downright pathetic. Next, Kerry will advise him to sacrifice his king in order to appear nuanced and above the fray.

No, not everyone can play this game.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/10/2013 10:48:27 AM     (No. 9514310)

Russia will use all this to extend the matter of gathering up the Syrian chemical weapons until the cows come home. They may be still working on it long after Obama finishes his term in office and is off to give speeches and play golf every day. Assad will surrender just enough chemical weapons to keep the international big wigs happy, and will keep the rest that we don´t know about, might even hide some in Iraq and will probably remain in power to facilitate his side of the civil war for years. For about the last 1,400 years there has been off and on wars throughout the Middle East and that not not about to change, no matter the content of the flowery speeches that Obama reads from his teleprompter from time to time.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: badrad, 9/10/2013 11:19:49 AM     (No. 9514363)

Putin handed him the script for his part in the closed door 20 minute meeting at G20.

The frontman for all the flower children change-the-world socialist theorists (just why can´t we see the college work and theses of obummer and Hitlary), the media thought Mitt´s religious underwear and private religious rites to be more relevant and what the public needed/wanted to know?

The dumb socialists never add the caveat that when the "people" kill the dictators, the commies make a new elite band of people oppressors and redistributers of wealth--distribute right into the coffers and purses of the elite leading/power class.

Socialists not so blood thirsty as the commies but both make slaves of the people they liberate from the evil capitalistic democracies. IMO.

War protester John Kerry the hawk on the team? Roll your yes?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 9/10/2013 11:24:53 AM     (No. 9514372)

A nasty situation averted, a nasty situation no matter what the outcome. All Im thinking now is if ValJar/Hildebeast/Alinsky Left remain in power from the 2016 elections, I may defect to Russia.

Thats right, I said it. DEFECT. At least Putin loves his country.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: little guy, 9/10/2013 11:32:35 AM     (No. 9514387)

Never play poker with the devil. He cheats! Obama just got his pocket picked by someone who knows how to play the game! However, that won´t stop him from taking credit of ´avoiding war through leadership diplomacy" or some such sludge. The USA looks like a fool on the world stage and that´s the new normal.

Here´s an idea for Obama to consider --- As long as the ships and planes are in that area with cruise missiles on them anyway, why not take out Iran´s nuclear plant??

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Reply 38 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/10/2013 11:49:00 AM     (No. 9514408)

How about the highly enriched uranium in the "research" reactor? Is that not a threat?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/10/2013 4:19:43 PM     (No. 9514830)

Hey, two communists in some phony summit, both away from home, why couldn´t they have planned this out together in detail ?
Not only communism, but they both have some other big thing in common, they totally disrespect their own people and want to control them absolutely. Two commies, away from home.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/10/2013 7:11:40 PM     (No. 9514991)

In 2009, after the presidential election Putie regarded Obie as an amateur. Sadly, that is still the case even now. Not that I would be willing to afford Putie any praise. All he had to do was exploit Lurch´s lame-brained comment to get Obie off the hook.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: gone2pot, 9/10/2013 7:39:03 PM     (No. 9515026)

Really? Putin actually DID Marxism and communism on lots of people and lots of countries while heading the KGB and while ObamaKerryJarrett were getting their diapers changed by AlinksyMarshallDavis. The arrogant yet idolizing students of his, on their trikes with training wheels are trying to play stump the teacher and they´re all getting F´s.

But who doesn´t love, "Let´s go kill the Syrians so the Syrians will stop killing the Syrians"? Fidiot now holds a brand new benchmark topped with a Nobel Prize.

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President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

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

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

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

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

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

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

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

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

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

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