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After Crimea annexation, time to rally around our
European allies with missile defense and more

Fox News, by Rebeccah Heinrichs

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 3/25/2014 4:27:44 AM

In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, several public figures, most notably former Vice President Dick Cheney and Senator Ted Cruz, have called to resurrect a plan to build missile defense sites in Poland and the Czech Republic that President Obama canceled in 2009. They’re on to something. The proposed missile defense sites would have protected the U.S. and Europe from Iranian missiles. They were comprised of 10 large interceptors (think bullets) that were to be placed in Poland – too close, too big and too few to affect the Russian arsenal. Accompanying radar in the Czech Republic would

      


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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 12:53:23 PM     Post Reply
A gospel song saved a 10-year-old Atlanta boy from his kidnapper. Willie Myrick said he was in his front yard and bent down to pick up money when somebody grabbed him and threw him in a car. “He told me he didn’t want to hear a word from me,” Myrick said. That’s when Myrick began to sing a gospel song called “Every Praise.” The kidnapper started cursing and repeatedly told Myrick to shut up, but he wouldn’t. He sang the song for about three hours until the kidnapper let him out of the car. The little boy ran to a

   

 

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Wired Magazine, by Adam Mann    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 11:58:07 AM     Post Reply
Though dinosaur-killing impacts are rare, large asteroids routinely hit the Earth. In the visualization above, you can see the location of 26 space rocks that slammed into our planet between 2000 and 2013, each releasing energy equivalent to that of some of our most powerful nuclear weapons. The video comes from the B612 Foundation, an organization that wants to build and launch a telescope that would spot civilization-ending asteroids to give humans a heads up in trying to deflect them. To figure out where asteroids were hitting our planet, B612 used data from a worldwide network of instruments that detect

Torquemada Invades America
Accuracy in Media, by Herbert London    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 11:51:41 AM     Post Reply
Torquemada has landed in America. This nation of free and open inquiry has been seized by totalitarians who refuse to entertain other points of view. The debate about global warming is over say adherents of this position. When, if ever, has the debate about any scientific issue been over? That is the least of it. So complete is the feminist assault on the culture that one can no longer say men and woman aren’t interchangeable. Should a military officer challenge the faith, he can be sure promotion is not in his future. Common sense is in retreat before the gods of

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy hailed
as patriot, ripped as lawless deadbeat
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 10:58:31 AM     Post Reply
Rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the Bureau of Land Management has prompted a national debate over whether the elderly Nevada cattleman is a patriotic freedom fighter or a lawless renegade. Mr. Bundy owes more than $1 million in back grazing fees, but he contends that the federal government’s rules are increasingly rigged against Westerners who have long made their living off the public lands. The debate stood in sharp relief this week as conservative commentator Pat Buchanan criticized the BLM for overreacting to an “unpaid bill” while a liberal activist announced that he’s planning to hold a 30-day, rules-free “Bundyfest”

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 10:49:16 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 10:47:19 AM     Post Reply
A joke is making the rounds among Vladimir Putin’s opponents in Moscow: His two main accomplishments as Russia´s president are Yuri Gagarin’s trip to space and Russia’s victory in World War II. This biting bit of sarcasm, which takes a swing at Pupin´s populist rhetoric, actually gets at something much deeper. It reflects Putin’s vision of the country’s development as well as the style in which he communicates with his citizens and the international community. And yet, though people in Russia understand him, those in the West do not. In December 2012, Putin delivered his annual address to the Russian Federal

   

 

  


 
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Slate, by David Weigel    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 6:22:40 AM     Post Reply
Just three months after Rep. Trey Radel resigned his safe Republican seat in southwest Florida, Republican voters have chosen his likely successor: Curt Clawson. He won the election the old-fashioned way, by making a ton of money in the private sector and then splattering the airwaves with TV ads. In the process, Clawson rolled up endorsements from local Tea Party leaders and from the Tea Party Express. It wasn´t that he was particularly conservative -- he had no prior political record, and had even donated to Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. It was enough, according to the Tea Party Express, that he

Bundy´s ´ancestral rights´
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KLAS-TV [Las Vegas, NV], by Nathan Baca    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 5:09:43 AM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS -- Federal authorities remain silent about their next plans to confront Cliven Bundy at his Bunkerville ranch. Both sides are fighting over history, with federal courts denying Bundy´s claims of "ancestral rights" on the Virgin River valley. The I-Team dug into century-old records to examine Bundy´s claims. At the Bunkerville camp next to Cliven Bundy´s ranch, there are constant reminders of history. Revolutionary War flags, ancient Greek mottos and native American symbols, all mixing together to create a growing identity and narrative for protestors. This land is unusually fertile and green for southern Nevada. Cliven Bundy grows melons there. They are said

A Lack of Affirmative Action Isn’t
Why Minority Students Are Suffering
Daily Beast, by Ron Christie    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 5:03:51 AM     Post Reply
The Supreme Court let states ban race as a factor in college admissions. That’s a good first step toward race-blind education that can focus on root problems. Shortly before his assassination President Kennedy addressed the nation on June 11, 1963 to explain his decision to federalize the Alabama National Guard to integrate the University of Alabama. In part, Kennedy offered: It ought to be possible in short for every American to enjoy the privileges of being an American, without regard to his race or his color. In short, every American ought to have the right to be treated, as he or she

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Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 4:44:28 AM     Post Reply
Ed already brought you up to date on the SCOTUS decision regarding the Michigan referendum that ended affirmative action in college admissions, so if you happened to miss the story, read that first. It was one of the more raucous decisions in a while, with plenty of twists and turns in terms of who went with the majority or the dissent and what they said. But the Washington Examiner dug a bit deeper later in the day, finding what amounted to a bit of a slug-fest in the footnotes between Sonia Sotomayor and Antonin Scalia. The scuffle erupted over Sotomayor’s not

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 4:41:10 AM     Post Reply
Angry atheists are at it again. This week, they’re taking on Dabo Swinney, head coach of the Clemson Tigers. His alleged unlawful conduct? Expressing his Christian faith and allegedly making a number of voluntary religious activities available to his players -- the adult student-athletes at Clemson. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent Clemson University a “letter of complaint” detailing Swinney’s alleged constitutional violations, including such atrocities as the team’s volunteer chaplain writing Bible verses on a whiteboard and the team making available bus transportation to players who wish to attend church. In a reasonable constitutional world, this complaint would be ignored by

   

 

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N.C. prosecutor was real
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CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 4:36:17 AM     Post Reply
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A North Carolina prosecutor was the original target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor´s father by mistake, an indictment released Tuesday said. Nine people were charged in the kidnapping of 63-year-old Frank Janssen, the father of Wake Forest Assistant District Attorney Colleen Janssen. Frank Janssen was abducted April 5 from his Wake Forest home and held captive for five days in Atlanta before being rescued by the FBI. Authorities have said the kidnapping was retaliation for Colleen Janssen´s prosecution of Kelvin Melton, a



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