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Trayvon Martin witness Rachel Jeantel
accepts radio host Tom Joyner´s college offer

New York Daily News, by Stephen Rex Brown

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Posted By:Drive, 7/18/2013 7:53:02 AM

Things are looking up for Rachel Jeantel, the witness in the Trayvon Martin trial who was called uneducated by juror B37. The 19-year-old accepted radio personality Tom Joyner’s offer to pay for her to attend a historically black college. Joyner explained the offer in an open letter, referring to “all the young people in this country who, through no fault of their own, find yourself living in underserved communities and not yet figuring out your way in this world.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/18/2013 8:00:44 AM     (No. 9429885)

Ah, yes, an "historically black college"...another plantation where the self-segregated whine about the unfairness of being kept out of white society.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: winnie1, 7/18/2013 8:03:25 AM     (No. 9429892)

This suggestion by Tom Joyner reminds me of "My Fair Lady" Now repeat after me Rachel "The Rain In Spain Falls Mainly on The Plain". This is a makeover of Eliza Doolittle. LOL

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cartcart, 7/18/2013 8:06:46 AM     (No. 9429897)

Move over for a Black Studies major.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: southernboy, 7/18/2013 8:11:13 AM     (No. 9429905)

With a guaranteed 3.0 average!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nimby, 7/18/2013 8:13:56 AM     (No. 9429912)

College? Degree in basket weaving? This young woman cannot string a sentence together that is coherent.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rather Read, 7/18/2013 8:23:20 AM     (No. 9429926)

Back in the day, some of the historically Black colleges were beacons of hope and learning and graduated outstanding men and women. Now? I don´t know. I fear they have been infected with post modern rot like the Ivies have.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 7/18/2013 8:25:14 AM     (No. 9429930)

Precious goes to college. Sounds like an academy award winning movie.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dallasdude, 7/18/2013 8:25:24 AM     (No. 9429931)

Most likely on the dole with her family all her life in HER UNDSERVED COMMUNITY.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 7/18/2013 8:28:07 AM     (No. 9429936)

$100 says she never makes it past her sophomore year.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: miceal, 7/18/2013 8:29:38 AM     (No. 9429938)

She needs to learn to read cursive...just sayin´.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: HerbVA, 7/18/2013 8:30:55 AM     (No. 9429942)

Who is really picking up the tab? I do not believe there are very many celebrities of color that pay for these publicity stunts out of their own pockets. Must be a way for Whitey to foot the bill.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: The Architect, 7/18/2013 8:44:04 AM     (No. 9429970)

I question the standards of a college that would accept a candidate like this. She can´t write or read and is barely able to communicate except in some local semi-coherent patois. Worse, she exhibits an inability to think analytically. This is a disaster waiting to happen. Maybe if she had about 10 years of intense remedial work first.....?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lydwho, 7/18/2013 8:48:38 AM     (No. 9429979)

Just what the country needs: another educated IDIOT!!!!!!!

Art

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/18/2013 8:53:30 AM     (No. 9429988)

At one point in my career, I had two employees who were "graduates" of historically black colleges.
Just one comment....Dumb as posts.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: calgrammy, 7/18/2013 8:53:44 AM     (No. 9429989)

Remember when Crystal Mangum, the female Nifong made famous was also offered a paid college education? Isn´t she serving time now? GPA must have a different meaning in the "knu skool´ generation.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Grambo, 7/18/2013 8:55:03 AM     (No. 9429995)

Most colleges require you to be able to read, and to be fluent in at least one known language.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/18/2013 8:56:59 AM     (No. 9429999)

Who or what is a Tom Joyner? Never heard of him before this article. Nice of him to make the offer though.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/18/2013 8:57:43 AM     (No. 9430000)

I wish her well. Who knows? Maybe she is a undiscovered rocket scientist.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Steele81, 7/18/2013 8:59:48 AM     (No. 9430003)

I hope she does well, I really do. Our education system is a nightmare and only getting worse. Back in the day, getting a good education could lift people out of poverty and terrible living situations. Not so much now.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/18/2013 8:59:59 AM     (No. 9430004)

#9, be careful of what you bet. She will graduate with a degree she just won´t be educated. Black colleges will not allow black students to fail.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: sooznews, 7/18/2013 9:03:00 AM     (No. 9430011)

This is child abuse. To set this girl up for such massive failure is cruel. If he wanted to help, he should put her in a secondary school for people with learning problems, or a trade school. If it turns out she really is smart and just horribly undedicated, she would have a foundation to move to something more challenging. Poor thing. She has no idea what it will be like when her fifteen minutes are over.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: sooznews, 7/18/2013 9:04:16 AM     (No. 9430013)

Sorry, she is indeed "undedicated" but I meant "uneducated."

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 7/18/2013 9:13:13 AM     (No. 9430034)

I saw the interview with the racist Sharpton. What a joke that was. Racist Sharpton kept tossing her softballs and she kept booting them. She couldn´t put together a cogent thought. I doubt that she can speak any other language. She certainly can´t speak English. If she goes to college I doubt that she will last more than one semester, if that. Jeantel is a product of our governments failed school system. More money is not the answer. Parental involvement is much more important. As for racist Sharpton, I don´t understand how anyone, except a true racist, can be a viewer on a steady basis.



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Reply 24 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 7/18/2013 9:15:32 AM     (No. 9430037)

It´s worth noting that most American Universities have a way of being most unwelcoming, unhelpful and unsupportive
of white male conservative students particularly if they are bright and well spoken.

It´s called "Diversity".

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Grady, 7/18/2013 9:17:34 AM     (No. 9430040)

She be whupin-ash in sckrolls.
Then she´ll be appointed to Sec. of Edumacation in the Michelle Obama administration.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 7/18/2013 9:22:42 AM     (No. 9430050)

Do they have a football team? She could do that.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 7/18/2013 9:23:36 AM     (No. 9430052)

Rachel will never pass an SAT test. If the "historically black college" waives the SAT, she will never graduate from remedials to take actual college courses. Tom Joyner is using this ignorant young woman for his own publicity.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: uno, 7/18/2013 9:27:46 AM     (No. 9430057)

Maybe she go to bakery and pastry school...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qzRSU2NWmE


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Reply 29 - Posted by: JimS, 7/18/2013 9:33:29 AM     (No. 9430072)

What a waste of money.
We´re seeing a future gummint worker in the making. A reliable AFSCME member and Dem voter

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 7/18/2013 9:34:08 AM     (No. 9430074)

If she applies herself, she might get a B.S. degree by age 50.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: berthabutt, 7/18/2013 9:36:50 AM     (No. 9430079)

How about let them try? Joyner can boast if she succeeds & she won´t be any worse off for her future if she doesn´t. Does you really want to see more failure for any youth? What a bunch of pointy stick pokers.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 7/18/2013 9:38:14 AM     (No. 9430083)

You can´t educate a frigging rock.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: disasterman, 7/18/2013 9:38:39 AM     (No. 9430086)

Pay for her to go to college? It will cost a fortune just to get her past sixth grade.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: berthabutt, 7/18/2013 9:38:45 AM     (No. 9430088)

--do any of you--not does you. oy.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Catherine, 7/18/2013 9:40:07 AM     (No. 9430092)

I hope she takes him up on this. First, tho, she needs to learn to speak English and I´m willing to bet she will need refresher courses on numbers and alphabet. I´m not being mean. I worked in a state office that dealt with welfare women. They´d come to the office carrying their new baby and had to sign in and give us the baby´s name. I can´t tell you how many had no idea how to spell their child´s name.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 7/18/2013 9:45:06 AM     (No. 9430108)

Can I buy the movie rights; this will be great on BET.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/18/2013 9:45:37 AM     (No. 9430109)

I should take #9 up on that bet. Given her celebrity status in the black community, she will make Dean´s List every semester and graduate Summa Cum Laude even if she never sets foot in a classroom.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 7/18/2013 9:48:20 AM     (No. 9430112)

Worked for a company that needed to fill two positions in the Engineering Dept. Candidates had to be able to add and subtract four-digit integers, accurately measure and draw lines in inches and millimeters, and add simple mixed fractions. Several candidates applied that were recent grads of a nearby ´traditionally black college´. None of these candidates came close to passing the test. Any graduate of middle school should have been able to pass the test. Since then my reaction to the term ´traditionally black college´ is to infer ´Diploma Mill´. Pay the money and get your parchment. FYI: the typcial score of these ´graduates´ was in the 20 to 30 percent range. And each of these persons had recently graduated with a Batchelor of Arts. (four year curriculum)

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Reply 39 - Posted by: stymie82, 7/18/2013 10:03:32 AM     (No. 9430138)

Her room temperature IQ will fit right in amongst the stoodents at an HBC. She may become a perfessor in short order.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: krause, 7/18/2013 10:11:14 AM     (No. 9430149)

It looks like we´ll be able to follow her on her life´s choices. It should be interesting. I hope she is successful and prosperous, but I´m not holding my breath.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: plainjane, 7/18/2013 10:12:54 AM     (No. 9430154)

And why has Joyner limited her to a historically black college? (Never heard of Joyner, but assume he´s black. If a white person had said he wouldn´t pay for her to attend a historically white school, he´d be attacked.)

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Reply 42 - Posted by: babelfish30101, 7/18/2013 10:21:06 AM     (No. 9430169)

She´s a black female Kato Kaelin

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Reply 43 - Posted by: jalo1951, 7/18/2013 10:31:23 AM     (No. 9430187)

Look for "The Jeantel Nail Salon" with her cosmetology diploma hanging on the wall At least that would be attainable.


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Reply 44 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/18/2013 10:31:56 AM     (No. 9430188)

Good, now she can learn proper Ebonics.....

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Reply 45 - Posted by: raphaela, 7/18/2013 10:33:21 AM     (No. 9430192)

Winston-Salem State University (historically black university) has been recently accused of grade inflation by two former professors. Nothing has been made of this in the local or national news - one blip and it´s gone. Unfortunately, they also have a nursing school.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: woodsman, 7/18/2013 10:48:34 AM     (No. 9430217)

Here´s what will happen:

She will graduate with "honors" (yet still won´t be able to read "cursive")....she will be hired by a left leaning Fortune 500 company as a "diversity manager" (G.E., Progressive Insurance etc. ...essentially doing nothing for a six figure salary until she becomes such an embarrassment (or liability) that her job will be "downsized"....at which point she will lawyer up and sue the company for millions in a discrimination suit....they will settle out of court for $500K and she will be back on the dole in two years or less - I can´t count how many times I have seen this play out in corporate America.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Really?, 7/18/2013 10:50:33 AM     (No. 9430225)

As one of my friends said..."and I will pay for her tuition to Medical School."

Do you think that´s a safe bet ?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/18/2013 10:59:27 AM     (No. 9430242)

The Ghettopotamus is offered college.

Isn´t that discriminatory? All she did was be a witness at a trial. How does that qualify her above other young black kids who are going to lug around the burden of crushing federal debt to pay for their college? What signal does it send?

This is wrong on every count imaginable.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 7/18/2013 11:09:40 AM     (No. 9430260)

This is a great deal for her, after she is donated a high school diploma in about 20 years. It´s too bad Joyner couldn´t have made this offer to someone who is actually qualified through dedication and hard work.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: jorgecito, 7/18/2013 11:36:50 AM     (No. 9430305)

Hmm. Reminds me of how Tawana Brawley was showered with expensive gifts. I believe Bill Cosby gave her a Rolex watch, amongst other things. (Always wondered if he regretted that once her fraud was exposed)

But Rachel is less of a fraud than Brawley was. And look at what a fabulous witness she turned out to be ... for the defense.

So I hope this young woman does get an appropriate education -- that some good, decent teacher takes Rachel under her wing and helps her learn something other than leftist bilge.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/18/2013 12:28:50 PM     (No. 9430425)

Maybe she will end up being the Governor of Florida, she could not do worse then the current wimpy Republican Governor who is there now, who assigned Angela Corey as the Chief Prosecutor of the Zimmerman case.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: harper, 7/18/2013 1:32:41 PM     (No. 9430542)

Well at last we know where she will be for the next few decades.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Cedar, 7/18/2013 2:19:20 PM     (No. 9430597)

This dimwit woman will never get into college. That´s why Tom Joyner is mouthing off about an offer that he will never have to pay out for. It´s all about publicity for him.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 7/18/2013 4:31:33 PM     (No. 9430806)

What college has an all-Ebonics curriculum? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Brittany, 7/18/2013 5:36:23 PM     (No. 9430896)

Here we go again...some people on this thread (and others) need to watch themselves.. don´t descend to the liberal level. A gentle joke is fine but I thought some of you could have had a speck of compassion for this poor girl.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: badrad, 7/18/2013 10:17:02 PM     (No. 9431346)

Tom Joyner ought to hire a personal trainer and stylists to help in the transformation.

The young girl as all young girls are attracted to young men. College is not going to be the major driving force in RJ´s life.

She is already a victim blaming forces outside herself for her life options. Too bad.

Maybe the obMaos could foster her? For Trayvon´s sake? Ya right!! The rising rich socialists foster their own dreams and pad their own nests.

I disagree that she isn´t capable by genetics or nature to make a transition from the ghetto but that she hasn´t the inner drive to do so. Remember the dutchman (?) who went to the Amazon and married an indian girl and brought her to Jersey I believe? She went back to a culture where she could be raped with impunity, hit, etc. She left her children to her white husband and in spite of having seen Walmart went back to grub eating all for missing the female society of her culture.



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Reply 57 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/18/2013 11:41:53 PM     (No. 9431436)

"Historically black college"
Bethune Cookman.

Can you even fathom someone saying "Historically white college" ?

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Reply 58 - Posted by: wsdiego, 7/18/2013 11:45:18 PM     (No. 9431438)

Who´s going to do the school work for her?

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Reply 59 - Posted by: droopydog, 7/19/2013 9:02:25 PM     (No. 9432992)

A couple of hours in class at Columbia, then it´s off to Harvard Law!

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Whoopi Goldberg — an admitted medical marijuana user who smokes from a vaporizing pen to relieve the pain of glaucoma — is going to be putting her pot knowledge to good use, taking on regular columnist duties for The Denver Post as its cannabis expert. Her first column, including the pros of smoking from a “tape pen,” made its debt on Thursday, the New York Post reported. In it, she explained how marijuana actually helps with the pressure and pain of glaucoma and that using a vaporizing pen — rather than rolling a joint or breathing from a bong —

Mystery Plane In Tehran Belongs
To Overseas Client, Bank Says
BuzzFeed, by Rosie Gray    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/18/2014 3:28:39 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The mysterious American plane that landed at an airport in Tehran belongs to an overseas client, the bank that acts as a trustee for the plane confirmed on Friday. Scott Nielsen, an executive at the Bank of Utah, which according to FAA databases owns the plane, said that the executives had been trying to reach the real owners but “This is an overseas customer and they don’t operate under the same hours as we do.” Clients “can be an American they can not be one,” Nielsen said. “The service is used by all kinds of people for a



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Obama to free hundreds of drug
felons under clemency rules
designed to un-do mandatory
sentences from ´War on Drugs´ era

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/21/2014 11:37:51 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is poised to entertain a flood of new clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners who were given harsh sentences under mandatory-minimum laws following drug convictions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. Holder said in a short videotaped statement that he wants to shrink the federal prison population by a modest amount while ensuring ´that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens.´ At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.

Dole: Cruz, Paul & Rubio
lack experience for 2016

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 11:18:06 AM     Post Reply
Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/21/2014 9:31:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 5:20:21 PM     Post Reply
Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

You´re on the clock:
Doctors rush patients out the door

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USA Today*, by Roni Caryn Rabin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/21/2014 4:35:59 AM     Post Reply
Joan Eisenstodt didn´t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes. "He looked up my nose, said it was inflamed, told me to see the nurse for a prescription and was gone," said the 66-year-old Washington, D.C., consultant, who was suffering from an acute sinus infection. When she started protesting the doctor´s choice of medication, "He just cut me off totally," she said. "I´ve never been in and out from a visit faster." These days,

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

The Increasing Desperation of Democrats
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National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/21/2014 5:19:02 AM     Post Reply
Harry Reid isn’t backing down from his claim that rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters are “domestic terrorists.” It’s astonishing rhetoric given the White House’s characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 Americans at the Fort Hood Army base after yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great.) Rather than labeling Hasan’s actions “domestic terrorism,” the Obama administration is prosecuting him for having committed “workplace violence.” Democratic rhetoric is become ever more desperate and overheated as we approach the November midterm elections. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that GOP positions on immigration were motivated by

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/22/2014 5:03:20 AM     Post Reply
There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare

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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park


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