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Monday, April 27, 2015



Dogton Abbey

House Cats of
Hudson County

The Grand
Budapets Hotel

If ‘Clinton Cash’ is a lie,
Hillary needs to stand up and say it

The only thing she can do and stay real.
Our Mean-Spirited President Cuts Loose
Self deprecation is funny. Deprecating others isn't.
Clinton Foundation addresses disclosure of $31M Canadian
donation, re-filing IRS revenue forms

"Everybody does it" didn't work in 6th grade.
It won't now.
Fleeing Hillary: Top Dem money man departs because
Clinton hasn’t answered ethics questions

Look for more of this.
The liberation of President Obama
"He still has more than 18 months to strip America of
the values, traditions and character that
made it the exceptional nation."
Avalanche engulfing Everest base camp caught on video
A heart stopping and detailed account of being
caught in an earthquake.
The Clintons´ Other, Truly Bodacious Mine Boondoggle
Names you had all but forgotten, back in play.
Hillary on the brink of collapse
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´Bizarre´ Jurassic dinosaur
discovered in remarkable new find
Guardian [UK], by Ian Sample    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/27/2015 8:39:24 PM     Post Reply
Fossil hunters in Chile have unearthed the remains of a bizarre Jurassic dinosaur that combined a curious mixture of features from different prehistoric animals. The evolutionary muddle of a beast grew to the size of a small horse and was the most abundant animal to be found 145 million years ago, in what is now the Aysén region of Patagonia. The discovery ranks as one of the most remarkable dinosaur finds of the past 20 years, and promises to cause plenty of headaches for paleontologists hoping to place the animal in the dinosaur family tree. “I don’t know how the evolution of dinosaurs produced this kind of animal,

Reporters kept out of Obama-Lynch meeting
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jordan Fabian    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/27/2015 8:28:02 PM     Post Reply
President Obama dodged potential questions about violent street protests in Baltimore on Monday when he met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Obama met with Lynch for the first time since she was sworn in, but the White House barred print, radio, and television reporters from covering the Oval Office meeting. Only still photographers were allowed inside. (Snip) During the meeting, Lynch updated Obama on the situation in Baltimore and said she "stands ready to provide any assistance that might be helpful there," the White House said in a statement. Earlier Monday, Obama spoke with Baltimore Mayor

Tempe pushes forward ban on
smoking with kids in cars
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Darren DaRonco    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/27/2015 7:35:46 PM     Post Reply
The Tempe City Council continued to consider a proposed bill that will fine drivers $50 for a first offense and $100 for subsequent violations if they smoke while a child is in the car.Smokers of all types, including e-cigarette smokers, could be punished under the ordinance.Tempe police cannot pull over a driver solely for smoking with a child in the car. Instead, if drivers are stopped for speeding or running a red light, and have a lit cigarette with a minor present, the officer could cite them for each child in the vehicle.Courts could waive the fine for first-time offenders



Orioles postpone game against
White Sox amid violent protests
in Baltimore
Washington Post, by Kelyn Soong    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/27/2015 7:07:04 PM     Post Reply
Updated at 6:20 p.m. EDT: Baltimore Orioles announce game has been postponed. (Tweet) Amid the violent protests that erupted Monday afternoon in Baltimore, the Orioles announced that Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed. The decision, made after consultation with the Baltimore City Police Department, came less than an hour before the game was slated to be played. Fans arriving at the game were met with extra security and could only enter through Gate H and Home Plate Plaza. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, who was at Camden Yards for a planned visit, said “it’s possible these

Ted Cruz gets specific on
´abolishing the IRS´
Washington Examiner (DC), by David M. Drucker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/27/2015 6:57:45 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — Sen. Ted Cruz has been gunning to abolish the Internal Revenue Service since coming to Washington two years ago. To critics of the Texas Republican in Democratic and GOP circles, it sounds like bluster. The fiery rhetoric garners hearty applause from conservative audiences, particularly since revelations in 2013 that the IRS targeted Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny. But some federal agency is going to have to collect taxes, so Cruz´s vow to shutter the IRS smacks of a politically motivated campaign promise rather than serious policy — at least to some. In an interview with the

Sen. David Perdue: Obama Runs
‘Country Without Congress’
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/27/2015 6:55:35 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive power privileges has essentially frozen Congress out of the government for the past six years, leading to foreign policy disasters across the globe and systemic domestic problems, according to Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.), who blasted the White House’s abuse of power during a speech on the Senate floor Monday evening. Perdue, in his first wide-ranging speech from the Senate floor, blasted what he said is the Obama administration’s unprecedented abuse of the presidency and failure to set America on stable path. “Unbridled use of executive orders and regulatory mandates has basically allowed this President to

EPA Spends $84,000 to Study Churches
That Preach Climate Change
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/27/2015 6:48:34 PM     Post Reply
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is spending $84,000 to study how churches can be used to combat climate change. A taxpayer-funded graduate fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is examining 17 faith-based institutions that have implemented “sustainability initiatives” in the hopes of developing workshops to teach pastors and other religious leaders how to change the behaviors of their congregants. “Climate change—which affects traditional faith-based efforts to improve human health, mitigate poverty and redress social inequity—is inspiring religious organizations to advocate for clean air and water, restore ecosystems, and conserve resources,” a grant for the project, which began last fall,



Koch Industries drops criminal-
history question from job applications
USA Today, by Fredreka Shoun    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/27/2015 6:44:07 PM     Post Reply
WICHITA — Koch Industries, one of the nation´s largest private companies, has removed questions about prior criminal convictions from its job applications, becoming the latest corporation to join a burgeoning movement trying to make it easier for ex-offenders to find work. Koch Industries, which employs 60,000 workers in the United States, dropped the questions last month, company officials said. More than half its U.S. jobs are in manufacturing. The company´s CEO, Charles Koch, a billionaire known for his support of Republican candidates and libertarian causes, has made overhauling the criminal-justice system a priority. Mark Holden, Koch´s general counsel and senior vice president,

Why Israeli couples have
surrogate pregnancies in Nepal
Jewish Telegraphic Association [NYC], by Ben Sales    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/27/2015 6:32:52 PM     Post Reply
TEL AVIV – While Israel mobilizes to aid victims of Nepal’s earthquake and locate missing citizens, the Jewish state is paying special attention to the safety of 26 Israeli babies born of surrogate mothers in Nepal. Hundreds of Israeli couples choose surrogate pregnancy — where a couple’s embryo is implanted in another woman, who carries the pregnancy to term. Here’s why Israelis opt for surrogate pregnancies, and why so many choose surrogate mothers in places like Nepal. (Snip) Since 1996, surrogacy also has been legal in Israel. Israelis typically choose surrogacy because they cannot carry a baby themselves – either

Surrogate mothers from Nepal
will be allowed to come to Israel
YNet News [Israel], by Mati Silver    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/27/2015 6:27:23 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein approved on Monday a plan to allow surrogate mothers in Nepal who are in advanced stages of pregnancy to come to Israel, in accordance with the Interior Minister Gilad Erdan´s recommendation.Weinstein said it was essential for the surrogate mothers to willingly agree to leave Nepal for Israel, and that the Israeli consulate or a doctor would have to explain the risks involved. Five newborn babies and their families returned to Israel from Kathmandu on Monday afternoon, after fleeing the scene of the disastrous earthquake in Nepal that claimed thousands of lives. The plane was sent by insurance companies

Two American bodies identifed
in Mt. Everest deaths, US tour
group believed to be stranded
Fox News, by Perry Chiaramonte    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/27/2015 6:23:03 PM     Post Reply
Authorities Monday identified the bodies of two Americans killed in the major earthquake that struck Nepal as other stateside families desperately awaited word on their loved ones. Thomas Ely Taplin and Vinh B. Troung were among the 17 trekkers believed to have been killed at the Mt. Everest base camp when the massive quake hit Saturday. As many as four Americans died in the quake, all at the Mount Everest base camp, the State Department said Monday. The two others have not yet been officially identified, either because consular officials have not confirmed their identities or next of kin has



The Movement To Keep Dubya
Silent Continues – Bloomberg/CNN
Run Snipe Story On George Bush
Private Remarks…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/27/2015 6:18:53 PM     Post Reply
Bloomberg News is ideologically an extension of CNN propaganda and their latest exploit is a case study in remarkable bias. (Snip for tweet)George Bush attends a private, closed-door, fundraiser and gives a speech. Part of that speech is Bush giving his opinion on the state of current world events from his perspective as a former President. The headline chosen by Josh Rogin, to set the tone, reads: “George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East“. Immediately shades of motives and secret recordings, similar to Mitt Romney’s 47% hidden camera expose’, jump out. Rogin’s article claims a single “attendee” as his

It Begins – Baltimore High Schools
Coordinate “Unity Riot” – Social
Media Plans For Students To Converge
On Downtown… (Live feed Embed)
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/27/2015 6:13:21 PM     Post Reply
UPDATE: Several Baltimore Police officers injured. Riots continue today as the looting and violence increases. The Baltimore Mayors office is now in a full blown panic. After Baltimore Mayor gave permission to the protesters to “damage” the city, and gave approval for violence against officers, she is now trying to walk back the approvals: (Snip for Mayor’s Press Release) Freddie Gray’s funeral in Baltimore Maryland was earlier today. Oddly several local officials paid their respects to Freddie Gray by taking selfies, and having their picture taken with the open funeral casket. (Not sure, but apparently this must be a culturally

Video: Eleven strange
“coincidences” from the
Clinton Foundation
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/27/2015 6:09:10 PM     Post Reply
The big takeaway for ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in his interview with author Peter Schweizer was that the book Clinton Cash had no “smoking gun” on Hillary Clinton or the Clinton Foundation. ABC News did its own investigation of the allegations in Schweizer’s book, but Stephanopoulos argued that Schweizer didn’t prove a connection between payments and Hillary’s actions as Secretary of State: A recent report in The New York Times, based on claims made in “Clinton Cash,” raised questions about donations made to the Clinton Foundation that coincided with the approval of aRussian uranium deal during her tenure at the State Department.

Violent clashes between Baltimore
police and protestors turn city into
´absolute war zone´ burning cop cars and
looting stores after thousands mourn
Freddie Gray in open casket funeral
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/27/2015 5:57:27 PM     Post Reply
Violent clashes have broken out across the streets of Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray - turning the city into ´an absolute war zone´. Hundreds of protestors threw rocks and stones at dozens of police in riot gear just hours after Gray was laid to rest at a service attend by 2,500 and luminaries of the civil rights movement. According to the Baltimore police seven officers have been injured in the exchanges - one is unresponsive - and armored trucks arrived on the scene in the westside of the city at the Mondawmin Mall. In a press conference, Captain



´Face the Nation´ Should Face-Up
to Its Apalling and Unfair Question
Weekly Standard, by Mark Hemingway    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/27/2015 5:46:46 PM     Post Reply
Over the weekend, the Family Research Council´s Tony Perkins appeared on CBS´s Face the Nation. Here´s one of the questions that outgoing host Bob Schieffer asked him: SCHIEFFER: I´m going to start with probably the most vocal opponent of same-sex marriage and that is Tony Perkins. He is the president of the Family Research Council. And, Mr. Perkins, I´m going to say this to you upfront. You and your group have been so strong in coming out against this-- and against gay marriage that the Southern Poverty Law Center has branded the Family Research Council an anti-gay hate group. We have

In 2013, The Clinton Foundation Only Spent 10
Percent Of Its Budget On Charitable Grants
The Federalist, by Sean Davis    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/27/2015 5:44:08 PM     Post Reply
After a week of being attacked for shady bookkeeping and questionable expenditures, the Clinton Foundation is fighting back. In a tweet posted last week, the Clinton Foundation claimed that 88 percent of its expenditures went “directly to [the foundation’s] life-changing work.”: Clinton Foundation @ClintonFdn More than 88% of our expenditures go directly to our life-changing work: http://wjcf.co/1b1BjMR 2:30 PM - 25 Apr 2015 There’s only one problem: that claim is demonstrably false. And it is false not according to some partisan spin on the numbers, but because the organization’s own tax filings contradict the claim.

Watch as strong winds knock
over a train in Jefferson Parish
ABC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/27/2015 5:39:28 PM     Post Reply
ELMWOOD, La. – Nearly a dozen shipping containers and some train cars were blown off elevated tracks in Jefferson Parish Monday. WGNO reporter Jabari Thomas captured the moment when strong winds knocked over some train cars on the Huey P. Long Bridge. It happened around 10:30 a.m. Monday in Elmwood behind the Raising Cane’s restaurant on South Clearview Parkway and Bloomfield Street. Nancy Stoltz, with the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, said the Union Pacific train was traveling about 4 mph when winds knocked the containers off the bridge. No injuries were reported. Stoltz said structural engineers are enroute to assess the remaining cars

The Proof of the Clintons´ Wrongdoing
National Journal, by Ron Fournier    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/27/2015 5:35:42 PM     Post Reply
Let´s remember what this story is about. Hillary and Bill Clinton want it to be about a "conservative author" who catalogued their conflicts of interest. They want it to be about The New York Times, The Washington Post, and any other media outlets who dare to question the couple´s integrity. They want it to be about "Republican overreach." The media mostly wants it to be about Election Day 2016. We commission polls and hire pundits to parse the winners and losers of each news cycle. We shrug:"Real voters don´t care about this story." As if it´s not our job to help

Two views of immigration
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/27/2015 5:34:30 PM     Post Reply
In the GOP we are seeing a debate not only about illegal immigration (every single GOP presidential contender wants to fix the border first), but about legal immigration. It is stunning since the economic literature and data are overwhelming, as Alex Nowrasteh has documented, that legal immigration does not depress wages and has ample economic benefits. If one understands that immigration is not a zero-sum gain but rather that there is worldwide competition for the most economically productive people because they help expand the economic pie for others, then one realizes why the GOP — the pro-growth and


7 Police Officers Hurt in
"Aggressive" Baltimore Protests
WRC-TV [Washington DC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/27/2015 5:32:19 PM     Post Reply
Seven police officers have been injured in protests that have heated up in the Liberty Heights area and near a shopping mall in Baltimore. Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said one officer is unresponsive and others have broken bones after people threw bricks, rocks and other items at police. The riot occurred just hours after a funeral for Freddie Gray, who died of a mysterious spinal injury while he was in police custody. The clash started near the Mondawmin Mall and spread out over a wide area as a line of police officers pushed them back. In a series of Tweets, police

Gangs vow to target police
as Baltimore protests spread
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/27/2015 5:18:31 PM     Post Reply
DEVELOPING: Several police officers were injured, a squad car was set ablaze and gangs in Baltimore threatened to continue attacks on cops Monday as unrest mounted following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody earlier this month. The protests and threats of further violence followed the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died April 18, a week after being injured while in police custody. Gray, 25, was being transported in a police vehicle when he suffered injuries that proved fatal. On Monday, police said an online call was issued for a "purge" at 3 p.m. ET, starting at

Cecily Strong was wrong about Hillary
Clinton’s appearance being off limits
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/27/2015 5:00:17 PM     Post Reply
Comedian Cecily Strong asked reporters to raise their right hands and make a pledge during her speech at the White House Correspondents´ Association Dinner on Saturday night. "I want all the media to put their hands up and swear something this election season," she said. "I solemnly swear not to talk about Hillary´s appearance because that is not journalism." (Snip) But the broader idea that Strong was pitching was some version of this: How a candidate looks doesn't matter at all, and reporters who spend any time writing or thinking about it are committing journalistic malpractice. To which I say: Wrong.

Video shows aerial footage of
Chile´s Calbuco volcano as
it continues to send millions of
tonnes of gas into the air
Independent [U.K.], by Jack Simpson    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/27/2015 4:37:12 PM     Post Reply
Footage has emerged showing an aerial view of Chile’s Calbuco volcano as it continues to spew out millions of tonnes of volcanic ash into the air above the south of the country. The video captured by Al Jazeera journalists is the closest anyone has got to the massive volcano since it erupted twice last week. Last Wednesday, the volcano that sits 620 miles south of the Chilean capital Santiago erupted for the first in 42 years, causing thousands to evacuate surrounding areas as the thick ash filled the atmosphere. It then erupted again on Thursday sending a mushroom cloud of smoke 20km

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