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In Crimea, Uncertainty
Grips Ukraine´s Military

Associated Press, by Mike Eckel

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/16/2014 4:23:52 AM

PEREVALNYE, Ukraine -- In the eastern reaches of Ukraine´s Crimean Peninsula, witnesses report advanced Russian surface-to-air missiles being offloaded and readied for movement. At a base near the naval port of Sevastopol, an air force commander takes to YouTube to appeal for clear orders of engagement with the Russian forces who have occupied much of his base. In a naval base near regional capital Simferopol, a commander reports feeling like a hostage, and fearing what will come in the next few days. On the eve of Sunday´s referendum on whether the Black Sea peninsula should break away from Ukraine and join

      


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Bush v. Gore, the sequel
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 6:16:21 PM     Post Reply
New York state has just joined the latest effort by Democrats — still furious George W. Bush was elected president in 2000 despite losing the popular vote — to get rid of the Electoral College. Gov. Cuomo recently signed a bill enrolling New York in the National Popular Vote compact. The aim of the compact is to sign up enough states to render the 225-year-old Electoral College meaningless without having to amend the US Constitution. It works likes this. States joining the campaign pledge by law to cast all their electoral votes for the candidate who wins the national popular vote —

   

 

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Teacher who delayed a life-saving lung
transplant to prep her students for
state exams in recovery after surgery
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 4:10:36 PM     Post Reply
A dedicated New York elementary school teacher can finally breathe easy after she got her students through some rigorous standardized tests - and herself a new pair of lungs. Tricia Moses, 38, of Canarsie is suffering from scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that slowly turned her lungs into scar tissue and affects her skin, blood vessels, muscles and organs. Doctors told Moses she needed a lung transplant - but she delayed the life-saving surgery to prepare her third graders with special needs for state exams. ´I couldn’t leave my students because I loved them so much,´ Moses told the New York Daily News. Moses,

The Pope’s Phone Call
New York Times, by Ross Douthat    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 3:47:15 PM     Post Reply
THIS weekend in Rome, the Catholic Church is celebrating a double canonization — two popes, two sainthoods, 2,000 buses full of pilgrims — that serves as a kind of capstone on Pope Francis’s first year in office, and an illustration of his agenda for the church. The two popes are John XXIII and John Paul II, respectively the pontiff who summoned the Second Vatican Council and the pontiff who put his stamp on its interpretation. (Snip) And in canonizing them together, Francis is engaging in very deliberate symbolism — signaling, not for the first time, a desire to push the

David Gregory: Psychological
consultant report ´utter fiction´
Politico, by Hadas Gold    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 5:38:29 AM     Post Reply
A report that NBC hired a "psychological consultant" to study "Meet the Press" host David Gregory is "utter fiction," Gregory said on Friday. "It´s a complete fiction, there was never any psychological consultant hired. That´s utter fiction, that´s gossip reporting gone wild," he said during his weekly appearance on Washington radio station WTOP. On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that the network had hired a "psychological consultant" to interview Gregory´s friends and family and gain greater insight on his personality. The reporter, Paul Farhi, told POLITICO he checked twice with NBC using the term "psychological consultant" and there was no objection. But

Killing a Piano
New Yorker, by Adam Resnick    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 5:33:45 AM     Post Reply
The Kid wanted to play the piano. I tried to wise her to the facts: no Resnick had ever been able to play a musical instrument, or, for that matter, to draw, sing, or produce anything of beauty. I mapped it all out for her—how she’d dread the lessons, get frustrated by her lack of ability, and inevitably quit. No Resnick, I reiterated, will ever, ever be able to play the piano. That’s how much I loved this little girl. But she was seven. She was a kid. And kids live in lollipop land. There was also an issue larger than

Partners in Ethanol Crime
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 5:24:03 AM     Post Reply
Ethanol is losing political steam on the left and right, but the fuel retains a powerful patron in the Environmental Protection Agency. On Wednesday the EPA retroactively reduced the 2013 gasoline-blending mandate for cellulosic ethanol to 810,185 gallons from six million. If that sounds like a big cut, 810,185 gallons is precisely every last drop the industry managed to produce. The 2014 mandate is nonetheless pegged at a preposterous 17 million gallons. An even better measure of the EPA´s tie-up with the ethanol lobby is the protracted delay of rules meant to keep criminals out of the alternative fuels markets. Ethanol

   

 

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With no federal water, pot
growers could be high and dry
McClatchy Newspapers, by Rob Hotakainen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 5:19:53 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Newly licensed marijuana growers in Washington state may find themselves without a key source of water just as spring planting gets under way. Federal officials say they´ll decide quickly whether the U.S. government can provide water for the growers or whether doing so would violate the federal Controlled Substances Act, which makes possession of the drug illegal. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which controls the water supply for two-thirds of Washington state’s irrigated land, is expected to make a decision by early May, and perhaps as soon as this week, said Dan DuBray, the agency’s chief spokesman. The ruling will mark

NAACP Scheduled To Give ‘Racist’
Democrat-Backing LA Clippers
Owner Lifetime Achievement Award
Independent Journal Review, by Michael Hausam    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 5:09:49 AM     Post Reply
The NAACP is scheduled to award L.A. Clippers owner and Democrat supporter Donald T. Sterling a lifetime achievement award next month, adding to the controversy about racist comments he allegedly made to his girlfriend. Charges of racism against Sterling are not new, having been sued by his 22-year employee and basketball star Elgin Baylor in 2009 (which was thrown out of court) and also settling a housing discrimination lawsuit. On the other hand, he received a previous lifetime achievement award from the NAACP in 2009 and the President’s Award from them in 2008. Alice Huffman, president of the NAACP California State Conference,

Obama Lands in Malaysia –
Protests Break Out
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 5:07:35 AM     Post Reply
Obama became the first US president to visit Malaysia in 50 years on Saturday. He was greeted by protesters–Malaysians protest outside the United States Embassy against the visit of US President Barack Obama, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27 April 2014. The protest included opposition to the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Obama is the first US President to visit Malaysia as part of an Asian tour to forge alliances in more than three decades since former President Lyndon Johnson in 1966. Banner reads ‘Obama you are not welcomed!!’ (Malasia EEUU, Estados Unidos) About 100 Malaysian Muslim activists protested on Friday outside

The media is turning on President Obama
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 4:45:46 AM     Post Reply
With multiple crises spiraling out of control around the world, stories about the Obama presidency are taking on the air of postmortems. What went wrong, who’s to blame, what next — even The New York Times is starting to recognize that Dear Leader is a global flop. “Obama Suffers Setbacks in Japan and the Mideast,” the paper declared on Friday’s front page. The double whammy of failure pushed the growing Russian menace in ­Europe to inside pages, but even they were chock-full of reports about utopia gone wrong. One story detailed how the White House was facing the “consequences of underestimating” North

A Beating in Detroit
New York Times, by Charlie LeDuff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 4:42:26 AM     Post Reply
DETROIT — AS Detroit burned to the ground on a hot summer night in July 1967, my grandparents stood on their front lawn listening to the sounds of our civic suicide. “Pa,” my grandmother is said to have said. “We’ve got to get out of this neighborhood.” To which my grandfather replied, “How many of them can there be?” Grandpa was talking about black people, of course. Grandpa wasn’t black. Not anymore. The census of 1920 may have listed him as a “mulatto” down in Louisiana, but he was light-skinned and when the family moved north to Detroit he was able to become “white”

   

 

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Rand Paul Wants Bigger GOP: ‘You Go to a
Republican Event and It’s All White People’
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 4:25:31 AM     Post Reply
Rand Paul spoke at Harvard’s Kennedy Institute of Politics Friday, and he talked about his libertarian tendencies as well as his desire to broaden the GOP to welcome more people in. He described himself as “libertarian-ish,” in that despite his very clear libertarian political leanings, he’s generally supported fellow Republicans and hasn’t really backed Libertarian party candidates (save for his father during his 1988 presidential run). Paul, according to CNN, also talked about making the Republican party “bigger” and much more inclusive, saying that unless Republicans “broaden their message” to reach more people, winning future elections is going to be a



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Elizabeth Warren would crush Hillary,
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Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson     Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/26/2014 7:08:19 AM     Post Reply
Forget the current polling as between Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. It pits Hillary against someone who “isn’t running.” For all my criticisms of Warren, and they are extensive, I am convinced that if she ran, she would crush Hillary, just as Obama did. Warren, as did Obama, has a unique ability to demagogue the core Democratic narrative of victimhood in ways that would make Hillary blush. She is more cunning than Hillary, more popular with the base, would bring an excitement the contrived Ready-for-Hillary movement could only dream of. Democrats may be “ready” for Hillary, but they don’t really want

The media is turning on President Obama
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New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
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With multiple crises spiraling out of control around the world, stories about the Obama presidency are taking on the air of postmortems. What went wrong, who’s to blame, what next — even The New York Times is starting to recognize that Dear Leader is a global flop. “Obama Suffers Setbacks in Japan and the Mideast,” the paper declared on Friday’s front page. The double whammy of failure pushed the growing Russian menace in ­Europe to inside pages, but even they were chock-full of reports about utopia gone wrong. One story detailed how the White House was facing the “consequences of underestimating” North

Obama blasts Clippers’ Sterling as
‘ignorant’ for ‘offensive racist statements’

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
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President Obama called the owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers basketball team “ignorant” Sunday for reportedly making racist remarks about black people. “The owner is reported to have said some incredibly offensive racist statements that were published,” Mr. Obama said at a news conference in Malaysia. “I don’t think I have to interpret those statements for you; they kind of speak for themselves. When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk.” He was responding to a question about Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who allegedly told his girlfriend in an

Duke University Student Groups
Launch Word Police Campaign

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Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
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A pair of student groups at North Carolina´s Duke University has launched a poster campaign to impress upon students that using some slang words is not acceptable on campus. With their "You Don´t Say" campaign, the student organizations Think Before You Talk and the LGBTQ organization Blue Devils United are trying to stop students from using slang such as "that´s retarded," or "that´s gay" to describe something that isn´t cool. The campaign is also warning students not to casually use the word "raped" to explain how something may have been hard to do--such as "I was really raped by that

   

 

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For Hillary Clinton, Faith
Means Caring For Others

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Associated Press, by Adam Beam    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/26/2014 1:39:32 PM     Post Reply
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton´s faith in God was shaped by her grandmother´s hymns and the bedtime prayers from her gruff Navy father, the former secretary of state told thousands of Methodist women Saturday. Clinton said she struggled as a young woman between her father´s insistence on self-reliance and her mother´s concern for compassion. She reconciled those in the Biblical story of Jesus instructing his disciples to feed 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish. "The disciples come to Jesus and suggest they send away the people to find food to fend for themselves. But Jesus

Putin Halts All Talks With White House
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Daily Beast, by Josh Rogin    Original Article
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As new U.S. sanctions against Russia loom, the Kremlin has shut down—at least for now—intensive high level communications between top U.S. and Russian officials. Since the invasion of Crimea, President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have had regular phone calls in an often half-hearted attempt to deescalate the ongoing crisis inside Ukraine. But as the U.S. and EU prepare to unveil new sanctions against Russia, Putin has decided the interactions should stop. The Kremlin has ended high-level contact with the Obama administration, according to diplomatic officials and sources close to the Russian leadership. The move signals an end to the

What if the tea party decides to
walk away from the GOP in 2016?
It could happen

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Washington Post, by Chris Cilliza    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/26/2014 1:14:42 PM     Post Reply
The relationship (or lack thereof) between the mainstream of the Republican party and the tea party has long been pooh-poohed by GOP strategists as standard operating procedure for a party out of the White House. The base and the establishment feud and, in the end, the base falls in line, they argue. But what if the tea party movement represents something new -- and less manageable -- for the establishment heading into the 2016 presidential race?

Former NASA Scientist:
Global Warming is Nonsense

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Breitbart London [UK], by Nick Hallett    Original Article
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A former NASA scientist has described global warming as "nonsense", dismissing the theory of man-made climate change as "an unsubstantiated hypothesis" and saying that it is "absolutely stupid" to blame the recent UK floods on human activity. Professor Les Woodcock, who has had a long and distinguished academic career, also said there is "no reproducible evidence" that carbon dioxide levels have increased over the past century, and blamed the green movement for inflicting economic damage on ordinary people. Professor Woodcock is Emeritus Professor of Chemical Thermodynamics at the University of Manchester and has authored over 70 academic papers for a wide range

Boehner concedes ACA
repeal ‘isn’t the answer’

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MSNBC, by Steve Benen    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/26/2014 8:00:48 PM     Post Reply
Three weeks ago, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) responded with a simple message to the news that Affordable Care Act enrollment had exceeded expectations: “House Republicans will continue to work to repeal this law.” Three weeks later, it appears even Boehner doesn’t believe Boehner’s bluster. Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act make it impossible to just repeal the health care law unless Congress has a replacement ready as well. Speaking at a Rotary Club meeting in his Ohio district … Boehner said simply repealing the Affordable Care Act “isn’t the

   

 



 
Rand Paul Wants Bigger GOP: ‘You Go to a
Republican Event and It’s All White People’

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2014 4:25:31 AM     Post Reply
Rand Paul spoke at Harvard’s Kennedy Institute of Politics Friday, and he talked about his libertarian tendencies as well as his desire to broaden the GOP to welcome more people in. He described himself as “libertarian-ish,” in that despite his very clear libertarian political leanings, he’s generally supported fellow Republicans and hasn’t really backed Libertarian party candidates (save for his father during his 1988 presidential run). Paul, according to CNN, also talked about making the Republican party “bigger” and much more inclusive, saying that unless Republicans “broaden their message” to reach more people, winning future elections is going to be a

This Black Does Not Think Bundy is Racist
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American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/26/2014 6:59:38 AM     Post Reply
Pick a card, any card. Racist. Sexist. Homophobic. We all knew it was only a matter of time before Democrats/liberals played one or more of their Big Three Cards to silence, intimidate, and crush opposition to their latest power-grab/tyrannical attack on our freedom. With a majority of Americans taking rancher Cliven Bundy´s side against Obama´s BLM thugs, Democrat Harry Reid concluded that it was time to play the old tried-and-true race card. As Gomer Pyle use to say, “surprise, surprise.” We knew it was coming.

It’s Official: At Dartmouth, The Word ‘Fiesta’
Is Racist And White People Can’t Use It

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/26/2014 2:16:54 PM     Post Reply
Another ridiculous politically-correct brouhaha has broken out at Dartmouth College, America’s most hopelessly and disturbingly fragile Ivy League school. This time, the fracas is over a fundraiser for cardiac care that the Phi Delta Alpha fraternity and the Alpha Phi sorority had planned to jointly sponsor, reports Campus Reform. Problems arose because a single student, junior Daniela Hernandez, was offended by the party’s theme of “Phiesta.” As a result, the soiree, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled by the presidents of the respective Greek organizations. Had the party happened, it would have included a live band as well as virgin piña coladas

   

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