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Joining the family business!
Prince Jackson lands his
first job... as Entertainment
Tonight special correspondent
Daily Mail (UK), by Lizzie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/18/2013 5:22:33 PM     Post Reply
Having seen what fame did to his father you might expect Prince Jackson to shun the spotlight. But the 16-year-old has followed Michael Jackson into showbusiness with his appointment as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. ´I´m looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor,´ he explained. The role is certainly a step up from the usual first jobs of delivering papers and washing cars. Prince will talk to celebrities for the show, with his first interview

Alec Baldwin´s Liberal
Bona Fides Will Protect
Him After His Race-based Meltdown
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Christian Toto    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/18/2013 5:01:45 PM     Post Reply
When director Brett Ratner let loose with a gay slur he lost a coveted shot producing the Oscars and entered GLAAD´s "re-education" program to atone for his sin. Seinfeld icon Michael Richards suffered a career body blow when he shouted the "N-word" in a comedy club. Grey´s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington eventually lost his job after using a gay slur on the set of his hit drama. Comedian Tracy Morgan also underwent social reprogramming after a hostile routine involving his son´s sexual preference. So what will happen to Alec Baldwin after a New York Post photographer claimed

CA Gov. Brown Paroles
377 Convicted Killers
Breitbart Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/18/2013 4:57:42 PM     Post Reply
In 1988, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis lost his presidential race in no small part due to the fact that he had paroled violent criminals. Taking a page from Dukakis’ book, California Governor Jerry Brown is now making a habit of paroling convicted murders. According to Brown, he expunged the records of 128 felons last year, and also gave the greenlight to parole for 377 convicted murders, a full 81 percent of all those the parole board recommended go free. Virtually all other California governors have rejected such pleas from the parole board. Some of the murderers who will

  


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Limited government group calls
for defunding of West Point
Terrorism Center
Mid-Hudson News Network [Middletown, NY], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RUReadyY3K- 2/18/2013 4:50:25 PM     Post Reply
Fairfax, VA – The group Americans for Limited Government has urged a House subcommittee to defund the West Point Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) after it released a study on terrorism that the organization’s president, William Wilson said is targeted against regular Americans. “Not one more dime of taxpayer money should be wasted on CTC, which is indoctrinating our servicemen and women with brazen propaganda against the American people until this report is denounced and its author terminated from government service,” Wilson wrote in a letter to members of

Coast Guard: Ship fire
caused by leak in fuel line
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/18/2013 4:45:58 PM     Post Reply
MOBILE, Alabama - A Coast Guard official says the cause of the engine-room fire on the Carnival cruise ship Triumph was a leak in a fuel oil return line. In a teleconference Monday, Cmdr. Teresa Hatfield estimated that the investigation of the disabled ship would take six months. She said the Bahamas is leading the investigation, with the Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board leading U.S. interests in the probe.

Company Threatens To Leave
Colorado If Ammo Limit Law Is Passed
KCNC-TV [Denver, CO], by Rick Sallinger    Original Article
Posted By: mambo 5- 2/18/2013 4:26:44 PM     Post Reply
Erie, Colo. – A Colorado company is threatening to leave the state if a bill to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines becomes law. CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger toured the company in Erie. They said they would certainly prefer to stay. The company is called Magpul. Among other products, they make ammunition magazines which can hold up to 30 rounds. Tuesday night a state House committee took the first step towards banning them. The company’s chief operating officer, Doug Smith, made it clear to the state legislature that if the bill becomes law they will leave Colorado.

Obama´s Governing Philosophy:
Plausible Deniability
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: congaree53- 2/18/2013 4:18:34 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Now, before we get to that, I want to offer continuing evidence of my theorem that I put forth last week. I have a couple of stories here. Scott Rasmussen´s latest poll on Obama approval finds that Obama´s approval rating is at 54%. Strongly approve is 33%, and strongly disapprove is 36%, but the total approval (and this is a poll of likely voters) is at 54%. Despite the fact that people disagree with the direction of the country and the deficit, unemployment, gun control and all of that, Obama´s still at 54% approval. Up until last week, when I raised the curtain on this mystery, everybody asked,

  


  

Jersey City assemblyman ´likes´
two racy, violent Facebook pages
Jersey Journal [Jersey City, NJ], by Terrence T. McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/18/2013 3:59:36 PM     Post Reply
Jersey City Assemblyman Charles Mainor is in hot water again over his Facebook page, with constituents wondering if it’s appropriate for one of their state legislators to have “liked” Facebook pages such as Big Bootie Freaks and another page that posts videos of physical assaults. That page, dubbed You Got Knocked the F*ck Out Man, includes videos from WorldStarHipHop, the shock website that two weeks ago posted a savage video of a group of thugs stripping and whipping a Newark boy with a belt. Big Bootie Freaks, meanwhile, is filled with photos of women with large derrières.

Muslim preacher urges followers
to claim ´Jihad Seeker´s Allowance´
Telegraph (UK), by Melanie Hall    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 2/18/2013 3:58:27 PM     Post Reply
Anjem Choudary was secretly filmed mocking non-Muslims for working in 9-5 jobs their whole lives, and told followers that some revered Islamic figures had only ever worked one or two days a year. “The rest of the year they were busy with jihad [holy war] and things like that,” he said. “People will say, ‘Ah, but you are not working’. “But the normal situation is for you to take money from the kuffar [non-believers]. “So we take Jihad Seeker’s Allowance. You need to get support.”

Michigan to issue driver´s
licenses to immigrants
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/18/2013 3:45:57 PM     Post Reply
Lansing — Illegal immigrants brought to the country as children can start applying for Michigan driver´s licenses and state IDs this week. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson´s office will begin accepting applications Tuesday. President Barack Obama last year announced a policy letting illegal immigrants apply for temporary work permits if they were brought to the U.S. as children. But a small number of states, including Michigan, resisted allowing those immigrants to have driver´s licenses. Johnson, a Republican, changed her mind recently after the Obama administration clarified the younger immigrants´ legal status. To be eligible, immigrants must prove they arrived in the U.S.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Charged
With Blowing $750,000
in Campaign Cash;
ABC Allows 18 Seconds
Newsbusters, by Scott Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/18/2013 3:01:49 PM     Post Reply
Former Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged on Friday with improperly spending $750,000 of campaign funds on items such as Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee memorabilia (among other things). Yet, ABC´s World News did not cover the story at all. On Saturday, Good Morning America allowed the news a mere 18 seconds. Over the course of the weekend, NBC´s Nightly News, the CBS Evening News, Saturday Morning, Today and GMA never mentione that Jackson is a Democrat. There was no coverage on Sunday. Most, such as Evening News guest-host Anthony Mason, simply referred to Jackson as

  


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Politicizing Justice
Weekly Standard, by Charlotte Allen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/18/2013 2:54:51 PM     Post Reply
On the morning of January 21, just before President Obama’s second inauguration, Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman and House budget chairman who had run unsuccessfully as the Republican candidate for vice president, was roundly booed by the gathered crowd as he left the Capitol to attend the ceremonies on the Mall. Within minutes Daniel J. Freeman, a young career trial lawyer with the Voting Section of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division who was at the Capitol for the festivities, took credit in a Facebook post for instigating the anti-Ryan derision. “Just started the crowd booing

David Frum: Firearm Manufacturers
Should Face Tobacco Industry-Like
Senate Hearings
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/18/2013 2:54:24 PM     Post Reply
CNN Columnist David Frum is calling for Obama to bypass Congress and have the Surgeon General investigate the dangers of gun ownership and to have the Senate convene tobacco industry-style hearings (circa 1990s) on gun manufacturers. Frum´s argument is that guns, like cigarettes, are dangerous, and that the gun lobby and gun manufacturers have blinded Americans to the truth of this in the same way that cigarette companies allegedly did in years gone by. In a desperate attempt to bolster this thesis, Frum uses two things: 1. Anecdotal stories that can easily be countered by other

Palin will return to spotlight
with CPAC address
Washington Times [DC], by Seth McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/18/2013 2:46:31 PM     Post Reply
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, will return to the political stage to address the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference next month in Maryland. “We are pleased to again welcome Governor Sarah Palin to CPAC in March,” said Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union, which organized the high-profile conservative get-together. “Governor Palin electrified the crowd in 2012 and we are thrilled to welcome her back this year.” (Snip) Other confirmed speakers include a number of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, including Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Rand Paul

Van Jones: Obama Approving XL
Pipeline Would Be Like ´Lighting
The Fuse On A Carbon Bomb´
Cybercast News Service, by Joe Schoffstall    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/18/2013 2:30:18 PM     Post Reply
MRCTV caught up with former Green Jobs Adviser to Pres. Obama, Van Jones, at the "Forward On Climate Rally" at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Jones stated he was there to make sure the president doesn´t "make the worst mistake he could possibly make" by approving the "horrible" Keystone XL pipeline - which would be "like lighting the fuse on a carbon bomb." "I´m here to make sure the President of the United States doesn´t make the worst mistake he could possibly make, which is to approve this horrible pipeline which would be,

  


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Ex-offenders compete
for low-income housing
San Francisco Chronicle, by John Wildermuth    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/18/2013 2:29:52 PM     Post Reply
San Francisco´s continuing shortage of affordable housing is slamming into Gov. Jerry Brown´s effort to ease prison overcrowding, with the growing number of ex-offenders competing for scarce local living quarters, a new city study has found. With only a handful of city programs specifically designed for people on parole or probation, more than 47 percent of ex-offenders released into San Francisco under the state´s new AB109 prison realignment effort don´t have permanent housing. Most of them are either unemployed or low-income and "must compete with other San Francisco residents for access to an insufficient number of affordable

Pelosi: ‘Enough with the Public Nudity.
Please. We Have Our Standards’
Cybercast News Service, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/18/2013 2:24:32 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said, “Enough” with public nudity in San Francisco, adding, “Please. We have our standards.” She also encouraged people to attend the city’s Gay Pride Parade, remarking, “It’s fabulous, you’ll love it.” San Francisco’s ban on public nudity went into effect on Feb. 1, but not without protests as four naked people were arrested on the steps of City Hall. “Enough with the public nudity,” Pelosi said in an interview with The Huffington Post on Feb. 12. “Please. We have our standards.” Under the ban, however, public nudity is still permitted for children younger

Was he murdered? Mystery death
of American engineer working in
Singapore on cutting-edge military
technology ´who had deep misgivings
about his work´
Daily Mail [UK], by Beth Stebner    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/18/2013 2:16:55 PM     Post Reply
The hanging death of an American electronics engineer in Singapore last summer has ignited an international mystery, after his family and girlfriend developed suspicions that he may have been murdered the week before he was scheduled to return home to the U.S. The family of Shane Todd visited his apartment in the Chinatown district of Singapore days after they received news of his June 2012 death, saying that their son had misgivings about some of the work he was doing for the company. Dr Todd, 31, was slated to return to the U.S. after completing

Two injured when plane
following Iron Dog race crashes
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/18/2013 2:11:40 PM     Post Reply
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Operators of an Alaska lodge ran to help two people after their small plane stalled and crashed in a scenic mountain pass northwest of Anchorage. One of those injured Sunday afternoon was a well-known Anchorage lawyer. The other was a man who planned to race in this year´s 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmobile race but withdrew before the race start on Sunday morning because of injury. The Rainy Pass Lodge is run by the Perrins family, who reported that the plane, which was following the snowmobile race route,

Who Should Be the Next Pope?
MSNBC Panelist Pitches Sotomayor
National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/18/2013 1:54:44 PM     Post Reply
On MSNBC Live over the weekend, New York magazine’s contributing editor Chris Smith toyed with the idea of Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor as the next pope. “Here’s a trifecta: Latin, female, American. It would do a lot of good,” Smith said. “That’s not going to happen, but it would speak to some of the issues about how the Church needs to open itself up.” He added that finding someone who “has mixed it up in the real world . . . would be a good thing for whoever is pope” and believes

  



A warning to the past
Breitbart´s InstaBlog, by John Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/18/2013 1:40:06 PM     Post Reply
In response to Is Social Media Breeding Monsters?: Another thought: there´s a passage in Mark Steyn´s most recent book where he muses that H.G. Wells´ Time Traveler, jumping forward from the latter days of the 19th century, would have been astounded at the changes the coming half-century held in store... but then rather non-plussed about the relatively modest practical improvements of the half-century after that. One of Steyn´s hypothetical observations is that the Time Traveler would be puzzled at the sight of adults walking around dressed like children, only a few decades after it was commonplace for men

DeMint: States can lead
conservative comeback
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by Kyle Wingfield    Original Article
Posted By: Rakasha- 2/18/2013 1:30:12 PM     Post Reply
Since the 2012 election, some conservatives have blamed their losses on their message while others pointed fingers at the messengers. Truth is, both camps have a point. That’s why Jim DeMint aims to tackle both problems from his new perch at the Heritage Foundation, which he is joining as president after eight years as a U.S. senator from South Carolina.(snip) “We’ve got to help people see how our policies actually can make their lives better. … And the way we can do it is actually put the camera on people whose lives have been changed.”

Israel to award Obama
prestigious medal in visit
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 2/18/2013 1:29:59 PM     Post Reply
Jerusalem—Israel will award President Barack Obama the country’s Presidential Medal of Distinction during his upcoming visit. Israeli President Shimon Peres’ office said Monday that Obama will be recognized for his ‘‘unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens.’’ Obama is scheduled to visit Israel in March — his first as president. Obama has often had a tense relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Jewish state’s West Bank settlement policies and the lack of peace process with the Palestinians. But Peres and the committee behind the award noted Obama’s overall

Chicago Teachers Union
demands end of standardized testing
Daily Caller [Washington DC], by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/18/2013 1:26:20 PM     Post Reply
The Chicago Teachers Union urged school administrators nationwide to discontinue the use of standardized tests, deriding them as corporate tools. The CTU recently released a report arguing that standardized tests are a faulty measure of student achievement. They also advance a pro-corporate agenda, the report said.(Snip) The union’s anti-testing push is part of a broader campaign by teachers unions nationwide. Teachers at one Seattle high school recently went on strike, refusing to administer a test that they feared would be used to hold them accountable.

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