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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

 


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FredGrams.com
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Ted Cruz Campaign Staffers Are Reportedly
Beginning to Panic

Understandable.
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The Obama administration is leaving my dad
to rot in Iran

Appalling situation.
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Our Long Weekend Nightmare Is Over
Once upon a time.......
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Glenn Beck: God Prolonged GOP Primary So Every
State Could Choose Between ‘Good or Evil’

It's probably not a good thing to mention God's Name
except in a prayer before or after a speech.
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Joe Arpaio defeats immigrant groups in court;
Arizona ID theft law upheld

How can an illegal immigrant ever have the right
to break or challenge our Federal Laws?
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Judge blocks Confederate monument´s removal
Obama's courts seem quicker to remove
Confederate monuments than transsexuals
from women's restrooms.
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Obama Administration Moves Forward With Stripping
Gun Rights Through Social Security

When did the SSA become a part of the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) organization?
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Colorado Supreme Court strikes down local fracking bans
The people of Colorado got back their oil and gas industry.
Who's next?
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Climate change shrinking South
Florida reefs sooner than expected
Miami Herald [FL], by Jenny Staletovich    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 5/2/2016 11:42:49 PM     Post Reply
South Florida’s shrinking reefs may be vanishing faster than expected. In a new study published Monday in the journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles, researchers found that climate-related coral erosion projected to start between 2050 and 2060 has already started near Miami. (Snip) Monday’s report comes just days after another study concluded a reef tract near Miami took a hit from another unlikely threat: the U.S. government. In its first assessment of a $205 million dredging of PortMiami, the National Marine Fisheries Service last week concluded that sediment stirred up by the work smothered and killed many of the coral near the Government Cut

23 shootings by toddlers this year
Washington Post, by Christopher Ingraham    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 5/2/2016 11:22:30 PM     Post Reply
This past week, a Milwaukee toddler fatally shot his mother after finding a handgun in the back seat of the car they were riding in. The case drew a lot of national attention given the unusual circumstances: Little kids rarely kill people, intentionally or not. But this type of thing happens more often than you might think. Since April 20, there have been at least seven instances in which a 1-, 2- or 3-year-old shot themselves or somebody else in the U.S. (Snip) Last year, a Washington Post analysis found that toddlers were finding guns and shooting people

Slain NJIT student died in attempt
to fight off burglars, sources say
NJ.com, by Dan Ivers    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 5/2/2016 11:16:46 PM     Post Reply
Newark — The New Jersey Institute of Technology student killed inside his fraternity house early Monday morning attempted to fight off two burglars before the fatal shots were fired, NJ Advance Media has learned. According to multiple police sources who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly, 23-year-old Joseph Micalizzi was inside the Tau Kappa Epsilon house when the intruders entered through a rear door just after 3 a.m. After a struggle, they fired multiple shots, striking Micalizzi in the hand and head. He was pronounced dead at University Hospital shortly after 5 a.m.

  


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Colorado Supreme Court strikes
down local fracking bans
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 5/2/2016 11:14:15 PM     Post Reply
DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court dealt a devastating setback Monday to the state’s environmental movement by throwing out local bans on hydraulic fracturing. The courtruled that the outright ban approved in Longmont and five-year moratorium passed in Fort Collins conflict with state law authorizing and regulating hydraulic fracturing, an extraction process used by the oil and gas industry. Dan Haley, president and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, which challenged the bans in court, called the decision “not just a win for the energy industry but for the people of Colorado who rely on affordable and dependable

The only word this French
teacher knows is ‘bonjour’
New York Post, by Sophia Rosenbaum    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 5/2/2016 11:10:03 PM     Post Reply
A Texas high school teacher who teaches French could have to bid adieu to his job — because he doesn’t know how to speak the language. Albert Moyer has been teaching French classes at the Houston Independent School District’s Energy Institute High School for about five months, but the only word he knows how to speak is “bonjour,” students told local TV station KHOU. “I thought it was a joke, I couldn’t believe this was happening,” said Sharonda White, whose son Nathanial is in one of Moyer’s classes. Nathanial said his teacher, who only took one year of French in high school,

Republicans have a massive electoral
map problem that has nothing
to do with Donald Trump
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 5/2/2016 11:09:49 PM     Post Reply
Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine. Why is that important? Because if Clinton wins Florida and carries the 19 states (plus D.C.) that have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in each of the last six elections, she will be the 45th president. It´s that simple. Here´s what that map would look like: And here´s the underlying math. If Clinton wins the 19 states (and D.C.) that every Democratic nominee has won from 1992 to 2012,

Sinead O’Connor accuses Arsenio
Hall of suppling drugs to Prince
New York Daily News, by Nancy Dillon    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 5/2/2016 11:07:56 PM     Post Reply
Sinead O’Connor made a wild claim Monday that comedian Arsenio Hall used to help Prince get as high as his heels over the years. Hall, meanwhile, scoffed at the allegation through his rep. “The statement regarding Arsenio Hall is absolutely false, ridiculous and absurd,” his publicist Traci Harper said in a statement to the Daily News. It was in a Facebook post Monday that O’Connor, 49, pointed the finger at Hall as an alleged supplier of drugs for the “Purple Rain” artist who died April 21 inside his Paisley Park mansion in suburban Minneapolis at age 57. “Two words for the DEA investigating

  


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Florida man charged with plotting
to blow up synagogue during Passover,
compared his plan to Sept. 11 attacks
New York Daily News, by Alfred Ng    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 5/2/2016 11:02:22 PM     Post Reply
A Florida man was busted for a twisted terrorist bombing against a synagogue, which he wanted to be on the scale of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s month-long sting operation against James Gonzalo Medina, 40, ended with the wannabe terrorist arrested on Friday, as he was walking toward the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center with an inert explosive, court documents revealed. (Snip) Medina, who converted to Islam about four years ago, told investigators he wanted to “strike back for all the wars and his goal was to send a message,” court documents showed. He wanted his attack to inspire

America Has Never Been
So Ripe For Tyranny
New York Magazine, by Andrew Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: MysteryLover- 5/2/2016 10:57:24 PM     Post Reply
As this dystopian election campaign has unfolded, my mind keeps being tugged by a passage in Plato’s Republic. It has unsettled — even surprised — me from the moment I first read it in graduate school. The passage is from the part of the dialogue where Socrates and his friends are talking about the nature of different political systems, how they change over time, and how one can slowly evolve into another. And Socrates seemed pretty clear on one sobering point: that “tyranny is probably established out of no other regime than democracy.” What did Plato mean by that? Democracy,

Trump: I´d love to broker
an Israel-PA peace deal
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ben Ariel    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/2/2016 10:52:26 PM     Post Reply
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Sunday said he would love to broker a peace settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, The Jewish Insider reported.Trump’s comments came during a campaign rally in Terre Haute, Indiana, where primaries will be held on Tuesday. Trump said that seeing Israel and the Palestinians sign on a peace deal would be a “beauty” in spite of the situation on the ground. “I am going to try and make that deal just because – man, would that be a beauty – if you like deals. I like deals. I do deals. That would be

Why Trump´s Government Spending
Will Destroy The Economy
The Federalist, by Willis L. Krumholz    Original Article
Posted By: MysteryLover- 5/2/2016 10:48:07 PM     Post Reply
Several weeks ago, James Grant, the founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, graced the cover of Time magazine. Here, Grant aptly warned that the United States faces perpetual low growth and an eventual dollar crisis, bringing runaway inflation, due to our crushing national debt—unless the size of government is dramatically reduced. Naturally, the Left had a conniption. Writing for Vox, with the link to an article titled “The Smug Style of American Liberalism” in view, illustrious financial mind Matt Yglesias decided that “Time magazine decided to troll economically literate Americans this week with an alarmist cover story about

  


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Poll shows Trump is ahead of Hillary for the
first time in presidential race as Republican
frontrunner declares that the GOP contest is*
Daily Mail [UK], by Wills Robinson, David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/2/2016 10:44:28 PM     Post Reply
A new poll shows Donald Trump is ahead of Hillary Clinton for the first time in the presidential race. According to Rasmussen Reports, the billionaire has the support of 41 percent of the American voters while the former Secretary of State has just 39 percent. The results were revealed as the Republican frontrunner told Daily Mail Online´s Political Editor David Martosko that Cruz should quit the race if he loses Tuesday´s Indiana primary. Trump also told his supporters that the race was ´over´ if his opponent fails to win the decisive vote. The latest survey results have Trump leading Clinton for the first time

Obama Administration Moves Forward
With Stripping Gun Rights
Through Social Security
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: Tianne- 5/2/2016 10:37:44 PM     Post Reply
Late last week President Obama announced a new push for additional federal "smart" gun technology funding. After grabbing headlines and much attention, the move received praise from gun control groups like Michael Bloomberg´s Everytown and criticism from law enforcement, the NRA and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. But an issue flying under the radar in Obama´s announcement is the Administration´s decision to move forward with gun control measures through the Social Security system. Late last year it became clear if an individuals needs financial help managing Social Security benefits, the agency can deem that person mentally unfit to purchase a firearm.

The Spirit of Lee Atwater
Appears In Indiana?…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/2/2016 10:16:26 PM     Post Reply
The media is abuzz about candidate Ted Cruz walking across the street today to confront a group of “pro-Trump protestors” outside one of his events.Perhaps it’s the cynic in us; perhaps it’s because we’ve followed politics closely for decades; perhaps it’s because we’ve been warning how desperate the GOPe are; perhaps it’s the unusual font on the signs; or perhaps it’s because we’ve spent time studying the maneuvers of the master contrarian designer, Lee Atwater,… but something doesn’t pass the proverbial sniff test.(Video)The decision of Ted Cruz to make this a campaign stunt has the finger prints and aura of

Father-of-three ex-Marine shot and killed
in front of his wife after trying to stop a
gunman who opened fire inside a Walgreens
Daily Mail (UK), by Wills Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/2/2016 9:35:18 PM     Post Reply
A married father-of-three has been shot dead after he tried to stop a gunman who opened fire inside a Walgreens. Gym owner and ex-Marine Anthony ´TJ´ Antell Jr., 35, was gunned down at the Arlington, Texas, store on Monday when he confronted the suspect, 22-year-old Ricci Bradden. Antell, who ran the CrossFit Abattoir gym, was with his wife Crytsal in the drugstore when the chaos unfolded. (Photos) Bradden walked into the the store and allegedly shot his wife, who is an employee, in the leg. He then tried to flee the scene. As Bradden tried to drive off, Antell when

  


  

Judge blocks Confederate monument´s removal
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), by Chris Kenning & Phillip M. Bailey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/2/2016 8:46:10 PM     Post Reply
A Jefferson County Circuit judge on Monday issued a restraining order to block removal of the controversial Confederate monument near the University of Louisville. Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman issued the order Monday morning against Mayor Greg Fischer and metro government, barring them from moving, disassembling or otherwise tampering with the 70-foot-tall monument. GOP congressional hopeful Everett Corley filed the temporary restraining order in Jefferson Circuit Court to stop Fischer and U of L President James Ramsey from removing the monument from the school´s campus. Also listed as plaintiffs are the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Kentucky Division, and its "Chief of Heritage

Deportations of Illegal Immigrants
Sink as ICE Gets Cash Influx
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/2/2016 8:41:46 PM     Post Reply
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is receiving more taxpayer funds even as it expels fewer illegal immigrants, according to statistics published by the Department of Homeland Security showing that 43 percent fewer aliens were removed from the United States from 2012 to 2015. ICE deported nearly 410,000 aliens in 2012 when it received roughly $2.8 billion in taxpayer funds. In 2015, the agency expelled just 235,413 aliens but received around $3.5 billion to fund its deportation programs, according to the DHS statistics. Deportations dropped by 174,436 over the past three years despite an increase in funding totaling more than

ABC’s ‘Quantico:’ American Terrorist
Cell Shouts ‘Make America Great
Again’ Before Attack
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Daniel Nussbaum    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 5/2/2016 7:27:43 PM     Post Reply
ABC thriller Quantico took a shot at Donald Trump in Sunday night’s episode, when it was revealed that an American militia cell shouted the GOP presidential hopeful’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” before an attack in Chicago. In Sunday night’s episode “Drive,” FBI Agent Jordan Kent confronts agent Ryan Booth about his mysterious disappearance during a field operation in Chicago. Kent believes Booth’s sudden disappearance during the op was no accident and accuses him of being involved in an American militia’s attack in the city. “What possible reason would I have for wanting to hurt innocent people?” Booth, played

Joe Arpaio defeats immigrant groups
in court; Arizona ID theft law upheld
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 5/2/2016 7:18:42 PM     Post Reply
States can impose their own stiff penalties on illegal immigrants and others who steal identities to get jobs, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, upholding Arizona’s law and dealing a setback to immigrant rights advocates. The decision is yet another victory for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and more broadly for Arizona, which has been a pioneer in trying to find ways to punish illegal immigrants, stepping into a void left by the Bush and Obama administrations. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said there are still some questions about how police and prosecutors use the identity theft laws,

Ted Cruz Campaign Staffers Are
Reportedly Beginning to Panic
Vanity Fair, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: morecowbell- 5/2/2016 7:08:42 PM     Post Reply
The endgame of the 2016 primary campaign looms out west in California, the final big state on which the remaining presidential candidates are pinning their hopes. But to get there, they´ll first have to make it through Indiana, where things aren’t looking so good for Ted Cruz. The Texas senator is pretty nearly finished if he cannot beat Donald Trump in the winner-take-all Hoosier state, whose delegates could easily set the Republican front-runner on a glide path to clinch the nomination. Cruz has been talking confidently about winning Indiana and ultimately denying Trump the delegates he needs to win a

  



America and Donald Trump: You’re
Getting What You Deserve
Politico, by Asli Aydintasbas    Original Article
Posted By: MysteryLover- 5/2/2016 7:02:17 PM     Post Reply
ISTANBUL — There is a Trump Towers building right in the heart of Istanbul, next to a main overpass that runs through the city in the ugly commercial district of MecidiyekÖy. Condominium sales have been slow. No doubt the neighborhood’s constant traffic jams cancel out the promise of a bird’s-eye view of the city for any buyer looking to spend a few million. Still, it is hard to miss the high rise. It sits close to a colossal courthouse, Çaglayan Adliyesi, where Turkey’s top journalists and academics have been facing trials for their criticism of government policies — on charges

Cruz confronts pro-Trump
protester in Indiana
Washington Times, by S.A. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: morecowbell- 5/2/2016 7:01:54 PM     Post Reply
Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday argued face-to-face with demonstrators allied with Donald Trump in Indiana, trying to convert them to his camp as he furiously campaigned for the state’s primary Tuesday that threatens to doom his run. The Texas senator walked up to a half dozen protesters who were carrying blue-and-white Trump signs and shouting out “we don’t want you,” “do the math” and “time to drop out.” He attempted to convince them, as he has for voters across the Hoosier State, that Mr. Trump is a closet liberal who backs the same policies as Democratic front-runner

Jk Rowling Apologizes For Killing
´Harry Potter´ Character,
Reveals Why It Made Her Cry
KABC-TV [Los Angeles], by LA Blake    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/2/2016 6:58:25 PM     Post Reply
Dear Harry Potter fans, JK Rowling is very sorry that Remus Lupin died. Once again, it´s the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts so, as promised, I shall apologise for a death. This year: Remus Lupin. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2016 Once again the author marked the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts by apologizing for the death of a casualty of the dark day. As fans of the series know, Voldemort attacked the Hogwarts castle on May 2, 1998, and the ensuing battle resulted in the death of many beloved characters, including one of Harry´s last remaining father figures, Remus

Glenn Beck Invites America
to Join Him in Another Fast
Breitbart, by Rebecca Mansour    Original Article
Posted By: morecowbell- 5/2/2016 6:53:43 PM     Post Reply
Cruz surrogate Glenn Beck is once again encouraging Americans to join him in a fast in the run-up to a crucial primary vote and to spread the word with the hashtag #Tuesdayfast. In a Sunday night Facebook post, Beck wrote: “I would like to ask that you, your family and friends join me for a day of prayers, fasting and humility. To beg the Lord to not remove His hand from us. To turn to Him and ask that He will heal our land. Beginning Monday night and running for 24 hours ending on Tuesday will you pray and if

Shock California Primary Poll:
Trump 54, Cruz 20
Breitbart, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/2/2016 6:48:51 PM     Post Reply
A new poll conducted by Survey USA and Los Angeles-area ABC News affiliate KABC shows Donald Trump dominating the California primary race (among registered voters — see Update), leading Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% 54% to 20%. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is third in the poll, at 14%. The poll’s topline numbers were released on Monday at noon by ABC7 Eyewitness News reporter Elex Michelson: #Breaking Results of @ABC7 @surveyusa poll of California voters: GOP:@realDonaldTrump 54%@tedcruz 20%@JohnKasich 14% — Elex Michaelson (@abc7elex) May 2, 2016 The poll also found Hillary Clinton opening a wide lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)16% in the Golden State, 57% to 38%:

‘Comments Are now Closed’:
Illegal Alien Convicted of Murder
After Stabbing Father of Two
to Death, Ripping Out His Liver
Breitbart Big Government, by Katie McHugh    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/2/2016 6:47:20 PM     Post Reply
An illegal alien from El Salvador, Mauricio Morales-Caceres, faces life in prison without parole after being convicted of stabbing acquaintance Oscar Navarro, father of two, “at least” 89 times with a 15-inch butcher knife and tearing out his liver with his bare hands — but no comments on this shocking murder by a foreign national, who smiled cheerfully in his mugshot, are allowed, according to the Washington Post. Illegal alien Morales-Caceres, 24, started by stabbing Navarro in the back before stabbing him in the face, then his head, and then his chest, according to prosecutors. (Snip) The Washington Post buried

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