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Happy New Year! Enormous
firework display lights up
central London as UK
celebrates 2013 in style

Daily Mail (UK), by Anthony Bond

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 12/31/2012 8:56:44 PM

An enormous firework display in central London has kick-started Britain´s New Year celebrations in style. About 250,000 people lined the banks of the Thames to witness the incredible display of pyrotechnics and lights. Up and down the country, millions of people packed into town´s and cities to celebrate 2013 following the astonishing success of 2012.The spectacle in London saw a quarter-of-a-million people gather on the banks of the Thames to watch the 11-minute firework show which followed the traditional counting down of the final seconds by Big Ben.

      


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border sees plenty – but not all
Los Angeles Times, by Brian Bennett    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/13/2013 12:37:52 PM     Post Reply
McALLEN, Texas — When Rep. Leonard Lance, a Republican from New Jersey, toured the U.S. border with Mexico last week, he saw more than 20-foot-high barricades outside San Diego, a surveillance drone base in Arizona and patrol boats on the Rio Grande in Texas. Lance also spotted a body floating in the tall Spanish cane in an elbow of the Rio Grande. Border Patrol agents told him the man may have drowned trying to swim across from Mexico, or may have been killed by cartel members in a drug deal gone bad. "To see a dead body right here," Lance said,

   

 

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Pete Rose on gambling:
´I picked the wrong vice´
Los Angeles Times, by Chuck Schilken    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/13/2013 12:30:42 PM     Post Reply
Pete Rose, baseball´s all-time hits leader, is banned from the sport for life because he bet on games. Now, we all know that people who have done things much worse than gambling are still involved with Major League Baseball and are in or eligible for the Hall of Fame. We really don´t need Rose to tell us that. And we certainly don´t need him to express it in the way he did during a recent interview on Pittsburgh´s 93.7 The Fan. "To be honest with you, I picked the wrong vice," Rose said. "I should have picked alcohol. I should

Does Obama need OprahCare?
The Hill (Washington DC), by Elise Viebeck    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/13/2013 12:22:17 PM     Post Reply
Could Oprah sell ObamaCare to America? That’s the question on the lips of healthcare activists who are hoping the talk show queen will put her considerable influence behind the promotional campaign for President Obama’s signature law. The billionaire media mogul is a supporter and family friend of the Obamas but has given no indication she’s interested in participating in the enrollment push that is set to begin this fall. That said, the White House is aggressively tapping its network of allies in Hollywood as it looks to drum up publicity for ObamaCare, with Oprah among the most powerful supporters of

Lawsuits filed after Gov.
Pat McCrory signs voter ID bill
News & Observer [Raleigh NC], by Rob Christensen & Jim Morrill    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/13/2013 11:14:17 AM     Post Reply
RALEIGH— Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday signed into law a bill requiring voters to produce a photo ID when they go to the polls, and it was immediately met with legal challenges in federal court questioning its constitutionality. The new law brings sweeping changes to the state’s election process by reducing the early-voting period by a week, abolishing same-day voter registration and ending straight-party voting. “North Carolinians overwhelmingly support a common-sense law that requires voters to present photo identification in order to cast a ballot,” McCrory said in a statement. “I am proud to sign this legislation into law. Common

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Posted By: JoniTx- 8/13/2013 11:07:21 AM     Post Reply
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Rare Chance Encounter Even More
Special in Era of Heightened Security
Vineyard Gazette [Martha´s Vineyard MA], by Alan Hobart    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/13/2013 8:56:03 AM     Post Reply
Rumor spread shortly after noon that the president was playing golf at Farm Neck, which is less then a mile from here. Since I have only one more day here this week, I thought it was a chance opportunity to see the president on his trip to the Island. Driving into Farm Neck was surprisingly subdued, with a security check point of numerous secret service agents stopping and checking cars as they entered the golf course driveway. I had only a couple of cars ahead of me as dogs and under-car mirrors surveyed the vehicles for possible weapons or bombs.

   

 

  


 
Florida A&M Football Team
Makes Trayvon´s Father Honorary Captain
Breitbart Big Government, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/13/2013 8:42:26 AM     Post Reply
On Sunday, Trayvon Martin’s father was named an honorary captain of the Florida A&M football team. Tracy Martin delivered a speech to the team on Sunday, after which coach Earl Holmes said, “I told him I’d love him to talk to the team. He came out and he was very, very encouraging…[He] got a standing ovation from our guys. He talked about just persevering and told the guys to keep on pushing through the hard times. The message he shared with the kids was very positive and they were very responsive.” Martin will do the pregame coin toss for FAMU

Democrats´ images are sacred
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American Thinker, by Ethel C. Fenig    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/13/2013 8:37:59 AM     Post Reply
The double standard, the hypocrisy over treatment of Democrats and Republicans, with a touch of racism and sexism thrown in, is clearly playing out in different attitudes towards images of Democrats and Republicans. While liberal heads are exploding about a President Barack Obama (D) clown mask at the Missouri State Fair, liberal heads were relatively intact--as were, alas, Republican heads--19 years ago when a private rodeo allowed bulls to charge a President George H. W. Bush (R) mannequin near Philadelphia, The Gateway Pundit reminds us. Back in 1994, the cowboys used George Bush dummies at the Woodstown, Pennsylvania rodeo. For

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Posted By: JoniTx- 8/13/2013 8:27:20 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: JoniTx- 8/12/2013 9:33:18 PM     Post Reply
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Were conservative filmmakers
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Posted By: JoniTx- 8/12/2013 9:28:04 PM     Post Reply
Tea Party. Patriot. Conservative. We the People. Freedom. Constitution. Second Amendment. Gun Rights. Pro-Life. Christian. These were some of the keywords used by the IRS to screen individuals and groups seeking tax exempt status and then delay them because they were identified as conservative. (Snip) Allow me to add my suspicion that there is one more type of victim to be added to the list: “conservative filmmaker.” During the latter part of 2011, I agreed to produce a film written by noted author Dinesh D’Souza. It was titled, “2016: Obama’s America” and was due to be released during summer 2012.

   

 

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