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‘The end days of the world’: Meet
Kim Jong-il’s propaganda poet

New York Post, by Larry Getlen

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/10/2014 9:06:59 PM

Jang Jin-sung, a North Korean poet laureate and a employee of the country’s United Front Department, the government agency responsible for “inter-Korean espionage, policy making and diplomacy,” was walking through Dongdaewon, the poorest area of Pyongyang. It was 1999, five years into the country’s harsh descent into famine and poverty. As he entered a packed outdoor market, he was stopped by a gathering crowd. In the center stood an adult woman and a girl of about seven. A piece of paper hung from the girl’s neck. It read, “I sell my daughter for 100 won.” At the time, 100 won

      


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‘The end days of the world’: Meet
Kim Jong-il’s propaganda poet
New York Post, by Larry Getlen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/10/2014 9:06:59 PM     Post Reply
Jang Jin-sung, a North Korean poet laureate and a employee of the country’s United Front Department, the government agency responsible for “inter-Korean espionage, policy making and diplomacy,” was walking through Dongdaewon, the poorest area of Pyongyang. It was 1999, five years into the country’s harsh descent into famine and poverty. As he entered a packed outdoor market, he was stopped by a gathering crowd. In the center stood an adult woman and a girl of about seven. A piece of paper hung from the girl’s neck. It read, “I sell my daughter for 100 won.” At the time, 100 won

   

 

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With Malice Toward Nuns
New York Times, by Maureen Dowd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/10/2014 9:03:07 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — SO much for all the cozy hugs and soothing cold calls and fun selfies and humble gestures and talk of mercy, love, inclusion, equality and justice. Pope Francis appears guilty of condoning that most base Vatican sport: bullying nuns. The cool pope suddenly doesn’t seem so cool, allowing Rome’s grand inquisitors to torque up the derogation this Mother’s Day of the American sisters who have mothered so many — even as an endless parade of ghoulish priests were shielded as they defiled vulnerable kids in their care. Pope Benedict’s Vatican was determined to rein in American nuns inspired

Conchita Wurst of Austria Wins
Eurovision Song Contest
Wall Street Journal, by John D. Stoll    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/10/2014 8:47:03 PM     Post Reply
COPENHAGEN—Austria´s popular bearded lady, Conchita Wurst, won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in a result that reinforces the tolerant tone the event has sought to strike in recent years. Ms. Wurst, whose onstage drag persona was created by a 25-year-old singer named Thomas Neuwirth, won the contest with a song titled "Rise Like A Phoenix." Sporting a skintight glittery dress, long brown hair and a beard during performances, Ms. Wurst was the subject of both controversy and admiration as Eurovision took place over many stages this week. Fans and musical artists from across Europe gear up for the

Chris Matthews, Guest Mangle Boko
Haram Issue Into Racial Jab at GOP
Newsbusters, by Matthew Balan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/10/2014 7:37:44 PM     Post Reply
Chris Matthews mocked Republicans on Friday´s Hardball over their hawkish stance towards Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that recently kidnapped hundreds of girls. Matthews made a thinly-veiled racial attack on the GOP during a panel discussion on the terrorist organization: "By the way, when did the Republican Party take this keen interest in Africa? I may have missed that one." Guest Michelle Bernard, who is of Jamaican decent, quickly followed the MSNBC host with a more overt racially-based jab at Republicans: MICHELLE BERNARD, BERNARD CTR. FOR WOMEN: I was about to

Hillary Clinton failed Nigerian girls
Boston Herald, by Adriana Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/10/2014 7:33:14 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton missed another 3 a.m. phone call. Not just in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, when our ambassador, Navy Seals and other personnel were brutally killed by Islamic terrorists. Now we learn she missed the call to action in Nigeria, when as secretary of state she failed to put Boko Haram killers on the terror watch list despite urging from the FBI, CIA and other intelligence communities. Even members of Congress wanted the Islamic militants, otherwise known as the “Nigerian Taliban,” on the watch list after years of heinous acts of terror — and now they’re accused of kidnapping

Mel Brooks Blasts Political Correctness:
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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/10/2014 4:10:15 PM     Post Reply
In an interview with Yahoo News surrounding the 40th anniversary of his comedic masterpiece "Blazing Saddles," co-writer/director Mel Brooks blasted present-day political correctness and says he was "lucky" to have made the film in the days when he still could: "They can´t make that movie today because everybody´s so politically correct. You know, the NAACP would stop a great movie that would do such a great service to black people because of the N-word," says Brooks. "You´ve got to really examine these things and see what´s right and what´s wrong. Politically correct is absolutely wrong. Because it inhibits the freedom

   

 

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Daily Mail (UK), by Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/10/2014 12:22:47 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton was lauded for her record-breaking travels while Secretary of State and her husband make international trips regularly on behalf of his charitable foundation, but the couple is keeping quiet about their latest jaunt. The former President and First Lady were spotted near Oxford University on Friday and they are believed to be in town to celebrate their daughter Chelsea finishing her doctorate degree. The storied school would only say that they are visiting in a ´private capacity´ according to ABC News early Friday afternoon but it was later confirmed that they are there to celebrate their daughter´s academic

Rangel: ´I Don´t Think People...Are
Going to Lose Sleep Over Benghazi´
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/10/2014 12:12:29 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Thursday, speaking of the special House committee that will investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi, said he did not think Americans were "going to lost sleep" over it. "I think it´s tragic that the Republican Party would destroy itself in 2016 by not having one issue that the American people believe should be a priority," Rangel told Fox News´s Neil Cavuto. "I don´t think people, Americans, Democratic or Republicans, are going to lose sleep over Benghazi. And I really think that they´re concerned about the economy and jobs and immigration. What I´m talking about is,

Bloomberg Writer: Black Republicans
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Breitbart Big Journalism, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/10/2014 12:04:32 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Bloomberg writer Francis Wilkinson recently wrote a piece claiming that Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina--an African American--only became a senator because Republicans "lowered the bar" for his appointment. He also claimed that Scott’s candidacy serves as a "shield" for racist Tea Party members to hide behind. In an article that is more invective than analysis, Wilkinson essentially called Senator Scott a do-nothing senator. He said Scott acted like a "shield" for racist, Confederate flag-waving Tea Party members who need someone to replace Herman Cain as the favorite candidate behind whom they can hide their racism. Wilkinson made

Man Buys Crib From a Garage
Sale and Returns It For the Most
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Independent Journal Review, by Justen Charter    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/10/2014 8:35:56 AM     Post Reply
(Video) Last July, Valerie Watts and her husband were awaiting the birth of their son and prepared the nursery for his arrival. But something went wrong, and Valerie gave birth to a stillborn son. Stricken with grief, she couldn’t bring herself to part with the baby’s crib. Recently, Valerie’s family held a garage sale, where a man named Gerald noticed the crib and bought it. While Gerald and his wife were driving home, his wife explained to him the history behind the crib. Gerald was so touched by Valerie’s story, he decided to return the crib – after a few

The Pelosi Presser and the
Benghazi Select Committee
American Thinker, by Sally Zelikovsky    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/10/2014 8:25:21 AM     Post Reply
At the end of her press conference regarding the Benghazi Select Committee, Nancy Pelosi had the nerve to ask: “We’ve been there… done that…why are we doing this again”? Her question echoes the laments of Hillary Clinton (“What difference at this point does it make”?); Tom Vietor (“Dude, this was like two years ago.”); Jay Carney (“Benghazi happened a long time ago.”); and Gwen Ifill (“There are so many important issues around the world which involves [sic] people’s lives, helpless people’s lives, that could use a little attention.”) Pelosi claims that Republican attention to ObamaCare has run its course and

   

 



 
Richard Littlejohn´s lost world: The
Mail´s incomparable columnist, born
before welfare dependence, immigration
and elf´n´safety asks: ´What would my
old Dad make of the country we´ve become?´
Daily Mail (UK), by Richard Littlejohn    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/10/2014 4:31:13 AM     Post Reply
On January 18, 1954, Bill Littlejohn found himself in the garage of his parents’ end-of-terrace house in Ilford, Essex. It was bitterly cold and he was painting a midwife’s bike. His wife, Margaret, had gone into labour and was about to give birth to their first child. Bill was banished from the makeshift maternity ward in an upstairs bedroom. Nothing to see there. Having made himself scarce, he decided he might as well make himself useful. The midwife said her bike would benefit from a lick of paint. Bill figured it was the least he could do. It was obviously



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