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Washington´s Tangled Web
Cybercast News Service, by Charlie Daniels

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 12/3/2013 2:09:47 PM

In the time and place that I came from, telling the truth was not viewed so much as a virtue as a matter of routine obligation, just the normal thing to do. I learned very early on in my life that taking refuge in a lie was looked upon as worse than the thing you were lying to cover up. Of course, I had to learn a lot of hard lessons to come to that rock solid conclusion. The world seemed a much smaller place then and people seemed to have more respect for each other´s feelings and wellbeing. Communities seemed


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Washington´s Tangled Web
Cybercast News Service, by Charlie Daniels    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/3/2013 2:09:47 PM     Post Reply
In the time and place that I came from, telling the truth was not viewed so much as a virtue as a matter of routine obligation, just the normal thing to do. I learned very early on in my life that taking refuge in a lie was looked upon as worse than the thing you were lying to cover up. Of course, I had to learn a lot of hard lessons to come to that rock solid conclusion. The world seemed a much smaller place then and people seemed to have more respect for each other´s feelings and wellbeing. Communities seemed




Blacks and Obama
Cybercast News Service, by Walter E. Williams    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/3/2013 2:04:28 PM     Post Reply
In a March 2008 column, I criticized pundits´ concerns about whether America was ready for Barack Obama, suggesting that the more important issue was whether black people could afford Obama. I proposed that we look at it in the context of a historical tidbit. In 1947, Jackie Robinson, after signing a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization, broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. He encountered open racist taunts and slurs from fans, opposing team players and even some members of his own team. Despite that, his batting average was nearly .300 in his first year. He led the National

Backlash in the ‘social dump’
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/3/2013 12:33:02 PM     Post Reply
London — Britain and France have been the cat and dog of Europe, yapping and hissing at each other over the centuries, but they’re singing the same song now in close harmony over immigration and what to do about how it’s changing the face of Europe. The not-so-huddled masses are yearning to breathe free on the ride to a good life in the prosperous countries. The music is familiar to American ears, but the words are brisk and straightforward, unencumbered by the fear of being politically incorrect. The French still call the English “the Anglo-Saxons,” as if history has stood still.

Televangelist and TBN Founder
Paul Crouch Dead at 79
Christian Post, by Barry Bowen    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 11/30/2013 6:15:31 PM     Post Reply
Brandon Crouch reported the death of his grandfather, Trinity Broadcasting Network founder Paul Crouch, on Twitter and Instagram. TBN has posted an announcement to its Facebook page and a bio on its website. This blog post will be updated as more information becomes available. Paul Crouch and Jim Bakker founded TBN in 1973. Earlier this year the network celebrated its 40th anniversary. TBN would become the world´s largest religious network. Paul left behind wife Janice Bethany Crouch and sons Paul Crouch Jr and Matthew Crouch (not biological). Paul´s granddaughters Brittany Crouch Koper and Carra Crouch are involved in litigation with the network. Before working in

2013 Hurricane Season
Calmest in 30 Years
Cybercast News Service, by Matt Vespa    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 11/26/2013 5:02:34 PM     Post Reply
The political left is always harping about extreme weather and global warming. It goes together, like Red Bull and Vodka, for these people. They can’t talk about global temperatures anymore since the UK Meteorological Office reported in October 2012 that they’ve stagnated for the past 16 years. So, they’ve pivoted towards extreme weather. Mother Jones posted a story last September about a study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that linked extreme weather to global climate change. Yet, NOAA posted Monday that the 2013 hurricane season was its calmest in 30 years. Additionally, we’ve seen the quietest tornado season in

Why the post-antibiotic world is
the real-life version of the
zombie apocalypse
The Week, by John Aziz    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 11/26/2013 3:14:44 PM     Post Reply
Right now, humanity is engaged in an epic battle against fast-adapting and merciless predators. No, zombies are not beating down doors to tear chunks of flesh out of the living. Rather, humanity is being hunted by deadly pathogenic bacteria that have gained resistance to antibiotics. And thanks to the peculiar incentives that drive the pharmaceutical industry, it looks like the cavalry may be a long time in coming. To understand the current state of the antibiotics market, we have to go back millennia. Humans have co-existed with bacteria throughout our history. They live in our bodies from birth to death. It’s estimated




Hillary Clinton reaps $450,000
fee for speech
Chicago Sun-Times, by Michael Sneed    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 11/26/2013 1:54:56 PM     Post Reply
Ka-ching! Little Miss Moneybags. Probable Dem presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is lugging home big simoleons these days. ? To wit: Sneed hears rumbles that Hillary may have outstripped her loquacious hubby Bill in the speech department by taking home a hefty $450,000 fee for addressing the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Global Financial Leadership Conference last week in Naples, Fla. The Trotter story . . .

Mayor Nutter Says ‘Knockout’
Attacks ‘Will Not Be Tolerated Here’
CBS Local (Philadelphia, PA), by Dan Wing and Todd Quinones    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 11/26/2013 1:30:18 PM     Post Reply
Philadelphia – Mayor Michael Nutter was joined by other city leaders Monday evening in an attempt to stop the so-called “Knockout Game” from spreading to Philadelphia. Nutter was joined by Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, as they discussed the so-called game in which a person is randomly assaulted, while another person films it with their phone or other device. With cases reported in other U.S. cities, including New York, Mayor Nutter says the city is working to stay ahead of the problem, but needs parents to do their part. “This is not a game. You can seriously injure or possibly kill someone. Your child’s

News Agencies Kept
Iran Talks Secret
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Larry O´Connor    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 11/26/2013 1:14:48 PM     Post Reply
The Associated Press and Al-Monitor kept US-Iran nuclear containment talks secret until after they had reached their conclusion this past weekend. The AP claims they didn´t run with the story because they couldn´t get he White House or State Department to confirm the secret talks were occurring: The AP was tipped to the first U.S.-Iranian meeting in March shortly after it occurred, but the White House and State Department disputed elements of the account and the AP could not confirm the meeting. The AP learned of further indications of secret diplomacy in the fall and pressed the White House and other officials

I Was a Victim of the Fake
"Knockout Game" Trend
Slate, by Matthew Yglesias    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 11/26/2013 1:02:31 PM     Post Reply
True story. A couple of years back, I was walking home at night on North Capitol Street here in Washington, D.C., when two dudes randomly assaulted me before running away without stealing anything. At the time, I didn´t think it was all that strange—I´ve lived in urban areas all my life, and plenty of people I know have been victims of anonymous street crime. The good news is that urban crime rates have been trending downward since I´ve been about 9 years old, so we´re making important progress in this regard. The weird thing was that after I blogged briefly about

Reports: Alleged trend of
´knockout game´ a myth
USA Today, by Melanie Eversley    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 11/26/2013 12:21:53 PM     Post Reply
Some news organizations are refuting the existence of an alleged phenomenon known as the "knockout game" that has been the subject of media warnings in recent weeks. According to reports by CNN, the Today show, USA TODAY and others, the game takes place when young people randomly assault strangers in an attempt to knock them out with one punch. The attacks are leading to arrests, more officers on the streets and warnings for vigilance among the public, law enforcement officials and victims advocates told USA TODAY. In New Haven, Conn., police spokesman David Hartman said police are investigating six incidents




NSF Spends $82,525 to Study
Self-Defense by Millipedes
Cybercast News Service, by Melanie Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 11/26/2013 11:34:13 AM     Post Reply
The National Science Foundation spent $82,525 on a one-year grant to study on the self-defense of bioluminescent millipedes. “Animals use myriad strategies to avoid predation -- camouflage, spines, and toxins are among a few. Animals that are toxic, inedible, or otherwise noxious often advertise this by a warning signal, for example the yellow and black stripes of a yellowjacket or the rattle of a snake,” the award abstract said. “Bioluminescent millipedes, known only from California, are defended with cyanide and their green-blue glow is hypothesized to be a nocturnal warning signal,” the award abstract added. “In this project, the evolutionary relationships of millipedes

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