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My car crash TV appearance: trust me, it´s
no fun when you´re in the driving seat

Telegraph (UK), by Tim Stanley

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Posted By:Drive, 3/26/2014 11:10:53 AM

When things go wrong live on air, they call it “car crash TV”, which is a pretty good description of how it feels to those in the driving seat. Terrifying, yet slow-moving enough for you to contemplate the tragic irony just before hitting the lamppost. This week I appeared on a BBC3 show called Free Speech, a show made “for young people by young people” and presented by a young person in trainers. I surveyed the list of panellists to see who was on to play the crazy Right-winger – and realised, by deduction, that it was me. My fellow

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the Obama Presidency
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/25/2014 3:33:52 PM     Post Reply
Yesterday I wrote a piece on President Obama’s staggering record of failure, including in the foreign-policy arena. Events in the last 24 hours appear to reinforce my case. Here is a story from the front page of today’s New York Times, hardly a right-wing outlet. It’s worth quoting at length: President Obama encountered setbacks to two of his most cherished foreign-policy projects on Thursday, as he failed to achieve a trade deal that undergirds his strategic pivot to Asia and the Middle East peace process suffered a potentially irreparable breakdown.

   

 

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Exclusive: an interview with
investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson
Jon Rappoport´s Blog, by Jon Rappoport    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/25/2014 3:17:45 PM     Post Reply
Before her recent resignation from CBS, Sharyl Attkisson was a mainstream news star. Multiple Emmys. CNN anchor, CBS anchor on stories about space exploration. Host of CBS’ News Up to the Minute. PBS host for Health Week. Investigative reporter for CBS. Attkisson dug deep into Fast&Furious, Benghazi, and the ill-effects of vaccines. Too deep. Her bosses shut her down and didn’t air key stories. She now has her own website, sharylattkisson.com. She is writing a book, Stonewalled: My Fight for the Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.

People are waiting for 2 hours
to get into a cat cafe
New York Post, by Amber Sutherland    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/25/2014 1:17:42 PM     Post Reply
Feline fanatics waited for up to two hours outside the first-of-its-kind Cat Cafe on the Lower East Side Thursday, just for a chance to play with adorable and adoptable kitties. Cat-food maker Purina ONE and the North Shore Animal League opened what they are billing as the nation’s first such eatery, at 168 Bowery. “I love the cats! I wish I could have an animal in the city,” said student Susanna Mazzoleni, 29, of Astoria. “Cat Cafe was on my bucket list of things to do. I waited for an hour and half.” Purina’s pop-up Cat Cafe consists of two

Bundy: If People Were Offended by ‘Negro,’
Then MLK ‘Hasn’t Got His Job Done Yet’
Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/25/2014 1:14:10 PM     Post Reply
Amid the controversy over his comments about black Americans, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy appeared on CNN’s New Day and suggested that if people are offended by his use of the word “Negro” then perhaps Martin Luther King, Jr., did not fully execute his mission. CNN host Chris Cuomo challenged Bundy to concede that even if he is truly concerned about the well-being of blacks, his musing about whether “the Negro” was “better off as slaves, picking cotton” was offensive on a racial level. “I didn’t say it to offend them,” Bundy asserted. “I was trying to ask a question, and

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Posted By: Drive- 4/25/2014 1:01:56 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK - Police are investigating the discovery of at least two dozen dead cats found inside plastic bags hanging from trees in Yonkers Thursday, according to the SPCA of Westchester. Some of the cats were badly decomposed but others appeared more recently killed. They were found in a wooded lot near Overlook Terrace. The bags were tied up in a row on branches of the trees. City sanitation workers who were in the area for an annual cleanup came across the grisly scene. Some of the cats had been ripped from the bags, apparently by wildlife. Ernest Lungaro, from the SPCA call

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Its Only Abortion Clinic
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Posted By: Drive- 4/25/2014 12:30:59 PM     Post Reply
Mississippi could soon become the first state in the nation without a single abortion provider. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit is set to hear oral arguments next week regarding a 2012 law that would force the only remaining clinic in the state to close immediately. The legislation is part of a recent wave of antiabortion regulations that have shuttered large numbers of providers in several states. However, the situation in Mississippi is arguably the most extreme, as the state has only one facility offering legal abortions.

   

 

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Report: 87 Percent of Online Spying
Comes from Governments
Breitbart Instablog, by John Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/24/2014 8:29:38 AM     Post Reply
It´s not surprising to learn that various governments (not just the United States) account for the bulk of online mischief, but it´s a bit sobering to see the numbers laid out by a new Verizon investigative report, summarized by the UK Telegraph: there has been a 300 percent increase in cyber espionage since last year´s report, and government agents are responsible for 87 percent of it. (11 percent came from organized criminals, which I suppose leaves two percent traceable to random jackasses.) Almost half of the cyber espionage came from China and East Asia, while another 21 percent was sourced to

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Posted By: Drive- 4/24/2014 8:27:59 AM     Post Reply
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) on Wednesday said he isn´t running for president in 2016, telling radio host Hugh Hewitt that he´s not angling for the job. "I am not running for president," Thune said. The South Dakota senator´s presidential stock was perhaps at its highest before the 2012 election, when he passed on running. He also told a group of grade-schoolers last year that it wasn´t in his plans for 2016, either. Thune has been climbing the leadership ladder in the Senate, serving as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference since early 2012. "I know a lot of my colleagues are [running for president],"

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Alarmist Celebs and Their Double Standards
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Posted By: Drive- 4/23/2014 1:29:27 PM     Post Reply
They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities’ lifestyles are far from an environmentalist’s dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly promote. Showtime’s new climate change series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” premiered April 13, 2014, slightly more than a week before Earth Day 2014. It relies on several wealthy, Hollywood celebrities to spread fear about climate change. While these actors and directors talk a lot about reducing carbon footprints and saving the world, they haven’t given up their own enormous mansions and private jets. Director James Cameron, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and

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National Review Online, by Amity Shlaes    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/23/2014 11:44:48 AM     Post Reply
Some time in the coming months, the Supreme Court will hand down its opinion in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, the case of the retailer that claims that its religious freedom or that of its employees is violated by contraceptive coverage required as part of the Affordable Care Act. The attitude of the health-care act’s supporters toward such cases is irritation. How dare a little religious case trip up the mighty Affordable Care Act and jeopardize the ACA’s establishment as permanent law of the land? Cases involving religious details, however, do have a way of stopping big social legislation, and not only

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American Spectator, by Matt Purple    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/23/2014 11:13:32 AM     Post Reply
The good news about yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling is that it affirmed the right of the people to ban racial preferences in university admissions. The bad news is that it didn´t go further. In 2003, the Court handed down two landmark decisions: Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger. Taken together, the cases struck down a racial quota system used in admissions at the University of Michigan, but allowed for more limited race-based preferences. As Kevin Mooney pointed out, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said in the Grutter decision that voters have the last say on affirmative action regimes. So the people of

   

 



 
The Five’s Beckel Rips Bolling
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‘You Are a Total, Complete Jerk!’
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/23/2014 8:29:47 AM     Post Reply
Today is Earth Day. Fox News’ The Five opened its show with a nearly 15 minute segment titled “Earth Day Hysteria.” The goal appeared to be to prove that scientists’ warnings about climate change are overblown and should be ignored if not outright mocked and co-host Eric Bolling was the ringleader of the effort. But he found an adversary in Bob Beckel, who challenged the status quo by presenting actual data on the rise of CO2 levels from NASA, of all places. But before Beckel got to his chart, Bolling took some time to “praise” President Barack Obama for what



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