Mark Levin, who hosts one of America´s top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people´s pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, "The Liberty Amendments," out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama´s use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and
Comments: I pre-ordered this book from Amazon and hope that I am not disappointed because it is so complex and difficult to comprehend. I read the first chapter on Mark´s website and it is really dry and gets into the weeds. I hope that I am proven wrong after reading the entire book because we really have to do something to get our country back.
In a post on the superb VDH article yesterday, one of my fellow LDotters said: "It´s just that we have no megaphone. We have to wait for an election every two years." Mark Levin and his 8.5 million loyal followers, and his plan, offer us a very powerful megaphone. Let us all add our voices to theirs. Then, at some point, we can say to those buffoons in Washington:
This is what I have been saying!!! We all need to get out there! It helps when a person who has a voice in the media, like Levin, speaks up and gets people moving. I am just a little nobody...but when we have someone like ML out there, there is a chance more people will hear and be motivated to act!!!
Dittos, OP and #1. Hannity doesn´t call him the "great one" for nothing. We need effective approaches to turn this thing around. Waiving signs in the rain or writing congressmen has proven not to work in corrupt DC. Forming a new political party is one such approach - this is another. The two may not be mutually exclusive.
I like Mark Levin. He´s obviously well educated and can ´bring it´ when need be. I will say that I haven´t read any of his books so I cannot comment on them. However, if there is a straightforward book on what is happening in the USA, look no further than "They Fired the First Shot", available at the usual retailers (Amazon, etc.).
Rush is entertaining, Sean is just annoying, but if you want real substance, Mark is the only one providing it. He may be engaged in a futile mission, like Don Quixote, but at least he has not given up, like the Republican so-called leadership.
This is about ginning up publicity for his book due out in August. And keeping his audience in a constant state of agitation like he´s always in. The Tea Party and conservatives , at the urging of Republican trashers like Levin, Limbaugh and Hannity stayed home in 2012 because Romney and others weren´t " pure " enough and now they´re whining about the federal government ? Where were these people on election day if this was so important to them ?
A few years ago, we had 1 million plus, attend a Tea Party rally in Washington D.C. I know it would be a daunting task, but I don´t think that having 5-6 million attend another rally would be impossible. These people could knock on doors, call on Congress, the likes of Pelosi, Reid, at al. I´m pretty sure it would get some attention to help change things. Having a rally that big would shut down D.C. It is not beyond possibility. Otherwise, this country is going down the drain.
You are able to read the first chapter of Mark Levin´s new book, "Liberty Amendments" on his website. First time I´ve ever read anything he´s written, and it sounds interesting - you can hear Mark´s voice when you read it. I´ll go down to the library and ask them if they´re going to order it too. But I think the states convention would be great. Somebody has got to do something. And if three million young people can get together on the beach for a chance to see the Pope in Rio, we should be able to get as many here.
See? He´s selling books already from the comments on this thread. He´s not serious about a convention. If he were, it would be something to get excited about, but we´ll see what happens in a few months.
I don´t really care how many books Mark Levin sells. More power to him. He is a patriotic American. I was in DC for that tea party rally a few years ago and I would go again in a minute. Quit complaining. Stand up and be heard.
Mark Levin is a great patriot. Don´t be sniping at him for selling books. He is generous with his money and he deserves every penny he makes from his books. This Obama alinsky tactic of arousing jealousy makes me sick. This plan goes farther than the third party one because it not only helps discipline the GOP cowards but does so without condemning us to a hundred years of Rats in power. Please note also that Levin is looking for a civilized way to de-corrupt the government. The hour is late but if he fails in this the only alternative would be armed revolt and no-body wants that right!
#7. Do you believe in States´ Rights? The Fed. gov´t. has been stripping states of their power, and concentrating more and more power for itself. The Founding Fathers worried about this. Everyday we see that We the People have no voice, those we elect abandon us once they get to Washington, or try and are punished by leadership and policy wonks with white boards. Will this Country go to socialism, or do we get the balance of power back to the States as the Founders planned? Speak now, or tomorrow you won´t be allowed to.
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O.S. Banker, 8/1/2013 7:43:50 AM (No. 9452541)
I don´t know what some of the posters were listening to in the run up to November 2012. But i never heard Rush attempt to quell the vote. I did hear him implore voters to get out and support the most conservative candidate. The only thing that scares me about a Constitutional Convention is the range of other possible actions that the conventioners could pursue. Unfortunately, I can´t rely on the wisdom of the electorate to check the ambitions of the politicians.
I read the first chapter also and found it to be compelling. In it we are advised that we have two ways to amend the Constitution. It is either through the U. S. Congress or through the states. The states can propose amendments, pass them state by state and with a 3/4 ratifying the amendmet......DONE. The rest of the book should be a discussion of the amendments. He has said that none of the amendments change the Constitution, they just restore it to it´s rightful place. Since the U. S. Congress is fearful of acting, maybe ´we the people´ through our states will be the source of our Constitutional revival. God bless us all, because we surely need to be.
This book is not a plea for a Constitutional convention. It is state by state conventions in which they vote for each amendment separately and have to get 3/4 of the states to agree just as 3/4 of the Congress is needed. These amendments only reinvigorate and affirm the existing Constitution. That is my assumption at this point. Read the book and as Levin always says, you can check it out of the library.
We need a vehicle in which we can take action. The push back on actually doing something will be great especially by some of our fellow Republicans. Everyone loves the status quo in Washington because it affords them money and power. It is time that we grabbed the reins from these big government buffoons and made them realize they are not invincible. Be prepared for wailing and gnashing of teeth by Obama and his friends on both sides of the aisle. Anything that gets under the skin of the ruling class is okay by me. It is time that the tail stopped wagging this dog.
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Bad Dog, 8/1/2013 8:01:49 AM (No. 9452564)
#7 and #11 both, you could not be more wrong. Your comments reveal your ignorance on the subject, and the man and his purpose. Your complaisance resounds. If you´re happy with the way things are going and with our party´s responses and handling of it, fine and flippin´ dandy for you.
The rest of us are born of warriors.... We want our country restored.
Forgive second post, but too many of us (me)are ignorant of our rights and Mr. Levin is just trying to educate us. This book is a textbook explaining rights we don´t even know we have. His motives are good. He quotes de Tocquevile essentially saying that if we´re not vigilant we can reach the point where we´re so numb that we not only don´t speak up for our rights, but we don´t even know that we have a right to speak up for our rights (can´t seem to get back to his site this a.m., though I could last nite, and I don´t even know where my conspiracy hat is right now). I like Levin because he loves our country and knows that there are scores of people out here who feel the same way and he does not think we are too stupid to learn something new.
FTA: "It [the federal government] is the nation´s largest creditor, debtor, lender, employer, consumer, contractor, grantor, property owner, tenant, insurer, health-care provider, and pension guarantor. Moreover, with aggrandized police powers, what it does not control directly it bans or mandates by regulation." ~ Mark Levin
Above is an example of this brilliant man´s writing.
To those above disparaging this man, he has no doubt forgotten more than we will ever know. No other living person knows more about the US Constitution than he does.
Begin by reading [borrow from a library, don´t buy] "Rescuing Sprite" and get back to us. You will learn about his heart and soul... and his love for America! He autographed my copy of it and "Ameritopia" at the recent Chapman University Book Fair ... I also got a warm hug from him!
While I thank you #16 for the info, your sort of off the cuff comment demonstrates the huge problem we have. We have ZERO organization and until we do, we will continue to draw embarrassingly small crowds so that we appear inconsequential. WHERE do we find information about upcoming rallies? My local Tea Party doesn´t notify me about events elsewhere. Should I have to depend on an extemporaneous comment on a website? I will never understand why Demos can supply buses and hotels to get activists to their events, but we can´t. Our inability to organize effectively has been going on for years now. The only conclusion to draw is that we don´t WANT to learn how to organize. We prefer to sit back and continually whine or we´d do something more constructive. Sure. Levin´s "demanding an historic convention...to halt the oppressive power of the federal government." Nice! But, where are the details? What should We the People do? Whom do we contact? Who is coordinating the required amendment process? Nobody? I thought so.
I look forward to #7 and #11´s posts; I´m surprised they wandered off the reservation on this one. Yes, The Great One is a true patriot and is puling out all the stops in an attempt to save this country. If every one of the 8.5 million listeners could convert one to the cause.......
I admit to being puzzled as to why I must buy Mr. Levin´s book or risk the loss of the country. There are many who have really good ideas about what we must do to save ourselves, Mr. Levin isn´t alone. He has lost me with his hysterics in the past. It´s a little difficult to suddenly believe he is the only hope we have. Buy his book, friends, read it, enjoy it, follow him. But, I will pass, thank you.
I also read the first chapter of Mark´s book and it ends with this: But a plan is what is needed, as is a first step. This is mine.
The Constitution provides recourse to the people when the federal government oversteps its bounds. And it surely has. Apparently we are too busy or too afraid to exercise our constitutional rights. And now some of us choose to criticize a man who took the time to propose a course of action, to get us off the couch and do something. To take that first step. We´re down to now or never. If we´re not willing to do what it takes we may as well just shut up and sit down.
#24, So "we" are not organized and "My local Tea Party does´t notify me of events." What are you doing to hep fix this mess we are in. I am a local Tea Party leader who is living on the edge financially, working 8 hours a day, and Tea Partying in my free Time.
My husband and I attend school board meetings, attend political gatherings, are on the State Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee which necessitates traveling to the State Capitol regularly during legislative sessions. I also keep the website updated, tweet as regularly as possible, and schedule free meetings where our citizens can listen and then question our elected officials.
Did I mention I work full time? Many thank me, others complain that we don´t do this or that, yet we still have the same few people who give of their time and help.
If you would like events publicized, gather them and send links in an email to your Tea Party leadership to approve in time for placing in emails or on the website. Don´t whine, organize, help, and do!
I don´t know if Mark Levin has mentioned it, but there is no reason that the 34 states meeting to draft new amendments has to include California or New York or Massachusetts or Illinois. All you need are 34 states represented. And, in that convention, little states like Alabama have the same voting power as larger states like Florida. The Tea Party states could push thru amendments to axe much of the Federal Government´s power, and even get the ratifications to secure their enactment, all without even consulting the big Blue states.
This would be a major undertaking. Of course liberal legislators would fight it tooth and nail. The media and RINOs would also fight against it.
If we could get another TEA Party tsunami like 2010 it might work. The 2014 election must again be a referendum on Obama. The issues must be kept national. One thing for sure, this convention would be explosive.
Incidentally, for those who may not know, Levin´s broadcasts are available to listen to and download on his website. I download the podcasts of Rush, Laura and Levin daily. That way I can flip between them in the car. Levin gets the ball rolling and both other hosts appear to use him for show prep as they frequently cover subjects he talked about the day before.
#7, so you´re a Rove, Romney, Boehner guy. We get it.
By the way, if your guy Romney wouldn´t have wet-kissed Barack in the last debate, he may have won. I know a bunch of people who sat out (not purists, but more independents) because of the last debate.
PS: I voted for Romney because it was the only choice. I´da voted for an orange juice can if I had to.
#37, see post #30. You are a defeatist. Get off your bum and do something! I worked my fanny off at the last election, as did many folks I know, and we were able to turn North Carolina from an blue state (2008) to a red state (2012). It can be done! For starters, find your nearest Tea Party and give them a call. You can make a difference.
If you’re worried, frightened or just completely fed up with what has happened to the America you once knew, do something about it! Buying Mark Levin’s book is not a requirement. But, listening to what he has to say is. Pulling punches is not his thing. His is the real no spin zone. Mark Levin’s candor and outspokenness can be heard on the radio and elsewhere. Listen and learn! It’s free! Gratis! No charge!
Mark Levin said he voted for Romney, didn´t he? Where is the evidence that he (and Hannity and Limbaugh) didn´t? And what is wrong with selling books with a conservative message? Or wanting to make money, for that matter? If the profit motive causes strong conservative voices to speak out and spread their message, I am all for it.
#7 seems like a naysayer the way the post is written. Anyway, I would rather do something as opposed to nothing and sit on my hands. I listen to Mark Levin nearly every night. He´s onto something, loves America, and appreciates our Constitution as the Law of the Land. No one in Washington appears to have ever read it, much less follow it.
I am all in with a plan to stop the Marxist/Socialist Washington elite. Let´s get back to the basics in the spirit of our Founders. Thank you, Mark Levin! BTW, I pre-ordered his book in mid-July.
As I recall, the last time someone said we needed a constitutional convention, it was pointed out that it made the whole constitution open to revision. You may not form a convention in CA, but you can´t stop them from having one. Once this gets started any one can participate. Even people you don´t agree with. You might want to check the procedures out before you jump on the bandwagon.
MARK LEVIN, like Judge Andrew Napolitano, Howard Jarvis and Drnking with Bob, is MAD AS HELL. Mark is also well published, an attorney, a Constitutionalist, and on the air five days a week with a massive audience
Buying his new book IS A VOTE. This is the way democracy works best. Not waiting for four more years of tyranny. This is a way to VOTE NOW ! I´m voting for MARK LEVIN.
As Drinking with Bob says, "If you´re not mad, you´re crazy" !!!! It´s past time for ALL to speak up, get mad!
Putin rearming Cuba, the Chinese drilling in Gulf of Mexico and us not, the black power people and Hollyweird and other media celebrities megaphone cheerleaders of the incrowd-liberals. walking underfed, nutritionally challenged preemie formula sucking clones (next bathing in blood---ooooh, yikes, that word and can we avoid it?
We the people or we the white people? The Tea Party movement and rock-star Sarah Palin as a foil to the dems rock star almost ddrove them over the brink but if "we the people" use a favorite ruse of the dems, marching, their will be minority opposition and clashes.
ObaMao is so lawless he wouldn´t hesitate to call in the US Military and what´s to stop him as he says about everytime else unprecedented and hostile to the will of the people and direct opposite of what he said--that grand orator--in election campaigns?
We the people power move when the goal of black and Hispanic power coalition is power and they have this president whose white half is socialist and black half communist?
In the end, only God can save us. But will he want to?
The fly in the ointment, of course, is stated in Mark´s first chapter: "This is not to say that the states are perfect governing institutions. Many are no more respectful of unalienable rights than is the federal government."
I live in Colorado, and in less than two election cycles, the democrats completely took over both houses of the state legislature and the governorship thru a brilliant strategy and outside money (Soras et al.?. (incidentally, this model is now being looked at to do the same thing to Texas and other red state strongholds). As a result, we now have gun control that is destined for gun confiscation, and a pending requirement for rural electric coops to provide an excessive amount of the energy they produce via solar and wind power. Never mind the unenforceability of the gun laws and the costs associated with the power generation mandate: the elitists have decided they need to control us even more and they know better than us.
I think Mark is on to something here, but it will entail a monumental uphill fight to get 2/3 of the state legislatures to demand a convention and even more herculean efforts to get 3/4 to ratify anything such a convention produces.
I don´t see anyone criticizing Mark Levin for peddling his book. I don´t see anyone saying anything ugly about Mark Levin. If an L-Dotter (or more) is not a fan, that is ok, got it? It´s alright to have different opinions on politicians, pundits, radio personalities, movies, books, anything. It´s ok. Stop trying to put each of us into a mold, please. I love the tea party movement. I love anything that smacks of organized (or disorganized, for that matter) protest against the pretender in our White House. But if anyone is reluctant to embrace this idea, it shouldn´t be assumed that we are in bed with the equivalent of John McCain.
Good golly, Ms Molly said it all. And so well, too. Those slinging accusations have no idea how involved some of us may be in local politics. There is nothing unreasonable about wishing for organization on a national level or hoping that a leader with a cohesive plan will surface.
#6 described the 3 most "popular" Conservative radio hosts PERFECTLY! Although Sean is a TRUE American and has his heart in the right place, he bores the heck out of me with his repetition. Rush is "the man" and can make very complex issues simple, at times. He speaks to the common folk like no other.
Mark Levin, however, has the chops. He has BEEN THERE and DONE THAT and he KNOWS what he is talking about. Plus, he got the largest brass ones of any man in the political talk arena. And he backs them up with action!
#26: I was going to comment on your oppressive obfuscation, but you saved me from that by relegating yourself to Thomas Paine´s third category. You elected to get ´out of the way´ when you said: "But, I will pass, thank you."
"War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -- John Stuart Mill
Sheesh, aren´t we allowed to speak only for ourselves any more or make our own choices? We must join the group or be considered oppressively obfuscating? I suggest the poster tend his/her own wagon and leave mine alone.
For those who just want to "voice their opinions" every time there is a thread involving Mark Levin, Sarah Palin or some other conservative they don´t like, we know you don´t like them! You don´t have to keep telling the rest of us!
OK, I´m in, #58. Now exactly what IS "it" that we´re going for and HOW are we supposed to go about "it" and WHOM do we contact about "it" and WHEN is "it" supposed to take place and WHERE? I´m serious. We should know this stuff. Although Levin is brilliant, I don´t think he intends to lead a revolution, do you?
Mark Levin is at least thinking about solutions to the existential threat to our country, which is a heck of a lot more than the feckless leadership of the GOP. Although I like the idea of using the existing constitional amendments created for just this purpose, it frightens me when I think of the damage that could be done by our current crop of professional politicians.
Wake me when the sit-ins and admin building takeovers happen. I hear that´s how Bill Ayers got his start.
Those who would complain that the Tea Party fizzled and ´let them down´ need only review the testimony from the House hearings where it became clear that the IRS had consciously and intentionally strangled the Tea Party in it´s cradle by withholding tax exempt status and leading potential contributors to bekieve that they would incur the wrath of the IRS for contributing.
This is election tampering at it´s worst.
Where are the indictments for this criminality ????
The "Little People" must obey the laws but the ruling elite need not ????
I´ve been thinking about the idea of a new political party--which everyone always says would never work. If a party called itself the "<-- Fill in this check box" party, how many sheeple would vote for whomever was running under that affiliation? Such a party would need to have strong ethics and honesty policies for membership, and vet their own candidates to avoid liars taking it over, if there´s even enough honest people who would stoop to political office these days. I´ve read one of Levin´s books. He´s a very smart man and great writer.
For those who think that O would turn the military on us don´t know many in the military. 1. They are sick of not only O, but their "Leadership" who sit back and allow "Rules of Engagement", loss of benefits and being called a "danger to society???" (emphasis mine). 2. Of all people, this volunteer military more than ever take their oath to the country and constitution seriously. 3. Should there be traitors in their ranks, they will be dealt with - swiftly.
We must also keep an eye out for infiltrators, just one of the MOs of these minions from hell that make up this administration.
If we imagine that exercising long-dormant Constitutional rights, as Mr Levin urges, will budge the adamantine Ruling Class from its dominance, we are likely mistaken. Transcending party labels, the RCs control the nation BECAUSE they ignore, dodge or malinterpret that Document and have done so since before the second Roosevelt. This is a struggle to regain lost liberties, and will take organization outside of established party structures, dedication, money and blood. Levin offers a good beginning.
#31 there is a movement already being pushed by the leftist a to make the country a complete Democracy and not a Republic. I have seen this on my nieces/nephews FB pages that live in deep blue state of MA and RI. All should keep their ears to the ground. The Republic is a threat to the fascists, because they are trying to gain power by inciting young people to call for "democracy". The public schools have ruined two generations at this point.
When you feel anger, the other person´s goal is power. Ya, think?
Spread it out to the states, announce the day and meet in prayer and meditation meeting and get permits, unlike Occupy when obaMao called on them to march to help him at beginning of Election 2012 year.
"My Country t´was of thee, sweet land...(and liberty) for you I mourn..."
#75, #76 ~ books are a good way to put across a coherent theory of something ~ and I, myself, have one underway.
It´s about how elections are won ~ not how to win an election, but a description of how they are won, and how they´ve always been won since Thomas Jefferson first stepped out on his own to run for office.
Mark is "the angry man" that most of the late working federal bureaucrats drive home to in the DC area.
Mark knows his audience around here. I don´t buy his books because that would stuff copyrighted material in my mind related to my own stuff and then we´d end up in court ~ one best selling political author versus another one.
Maybe the trial of the century ~ good for Conservatives; very bad or RINOS and Snowden worshippers let me tell you.
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New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
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When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request allowing Obama to
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
Views of the tea party are at all-time lows in a new poll, as primary challenges to establishment Republicans continue to heat up Washington. Just 30 percent of Americans view the tea party favorably in a new Gallup poll released Wednesday, the movement’s lowest point since Gallup began polling about it during its rise in 2010. Also in a first, a majority of Americans had an unfavorable view of the tea party, at 51 percent. Similar numbers of respondents described themselves as proponents or opponents of the tea party: Twenty-two percent identified themselves as tea party supporters, while 24 percent said they
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters:
THE Internet has been abuzz over the spectacle of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark snapping a photo of themselves — a “selfie,” to use the mot du jour — with a smartphone at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa on Tuesday. Leaving aside whether it was appropriate, the moment captured the democratization of image making that is a hallmark of our gadget-filled, technologically rich era. Manifestly undemocratic, in contrast, is the way Mr. Obama’s administration — in hypocritical defiance of the principles of openness and transparency he campaigned on — has systematically tried
If you go down on the ice today you´re sure of a big surprise - a rare glimpse of 20 polar bears gorging on a bloody midnight feast. These photographs show a rare cluster of males, females and cubs all dining out on the remains of a whale carcass. They spent a night and a day stripping every last morsel from the mammoth sea creature. Usually Polar bears are solitary and would never tolerate being so close to each other. But with food in plentiful supply and bellies dragging on the floor they seem too lethargic to fight.Wildlife photographer Michal