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Bryan Singer Drops Out of DC ´Creativity Conference´ With Joe Biden (Exclusive)

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:25
Hollywood Reporter, by Tina Daunt Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 18 51 2014 11:51:55 GMT The "X'Men" director, who is accused of sexually abusing a 17'year'old boy, is no longer set to appear at the May 2 conference along with the vice president, a source tells THR. Beleaguered X'Men director Bryan Singer has dropped out of an upcoming “Creativity Conference” in Washington, a source tells THR. The filmmaker, who is being sued by a 31'year'old man who alleges Singer sexually abused him in the late 1990s, was scheduled to appear along with Vice President Joe Biden at the conference, which is being co'sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of America, Microsoft and ABC News as

Amy Kremer Resigns from Tea Party Express

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:25
Breitbart Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 18 46 2014 11:46:20 GMT Amy Kremer, one of the original Tea Party activists who participated in the February 20, 2009 call that launched the movement and played a key role as scheduler of the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rallies, resigned on Friday as chairman of Tea Party Express, a position which she has held since the summer of 2009. Tea Party Express, a political action committee known for its national bus tours, was one of the first national organizations to successfully raise money through appeals to Tea Party supporters and activists. The group played a significant role in helping Tea Party

These new cow fart packs from Argentina could save the world

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:25
Global Post (Boston, MA), by Staff Posted By: Scottyboy- Fri, 18 45 2014 11:45:47 GMT This is not a joke, but it is funny. It´s also practical. Argentina´s National Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA) has invented a way to convert cow flatulence into usable energy, and it involves putting a plastic backpack on a cow. In other words, cow fartpacks are here.(snip)Here´s how the fartpacks work: tubes run from the backpack into the cows´ rumen (or biggest digestive tract). They extract about 300 liters of methane a day, which is enough to run a car or a fridge for about 24 hours. Pablo Soranda, INTA press officer, told FastCo.Exist that the project is more about making a point than

Did Flu Drug Companies Perpetuate a Billion Dolllar Scam Around the World?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:25
PJ Media, by Theodore Dalrymple Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 18 39 2014 11:39:46 GMT One of the few laws of political science is that when governments make mistakes, they tend to be whoppers. Luckily for them, the public’s memory is short, and the outrage of today soon declines into the apathy of tomorrow. From several articles published in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal, it appears that many governments around the world, including those of Britain and the US, may have made such a mistake in stockpiling billions of dollars’ worth of anti'flu medications, bought principally from Roche, the largest pharmaceutical company in the world as measured by capitalization. First the governments overestimated the

Kansas Speech by Michelle Obama Draws Complaints

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:07
Associated Press, by John Milburn Posted By: Scottyboy- Fri, 18 28 2014 11:28:36 GMT Given their druthers, some Kansas high school students and their parents said they would rather keep their graduation day just a family affair instead of expanding the guest list to include first lady Michelle Obama. The criticism erupted after the Topeka, Kansas school district announced Thursday that the first lady would speak at a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools on May 17 at an 8,000'seat arena. Parents attending a school board meeting urged it to reconsider the decision.(snip) "They´ve taken the glory and shine from the children and put on Mrs. Obama. She doesn´t know our kids." The district

Bozell: Pelosi´s Mimicry of Pope Is ´Sickening and Shameful,´ ´Sacrilegious´

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:07
Cybercast News Service, by Craig Bannister Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 18 28 2014 11:28:03 GMT Conservative leader and Catholic L. Brent Bozell III today blasted Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for mimicking the pope´s Holy Week foot-washing tradition while touting her immigration reform legislation: "I am a Catholic and I am offended at Minority Leader Pelosi´s continued abuses of the Catholic Church´s teachings and traditions. As a Catholic who has watched Ms. Pelosi champion one anti-Catholic cause after another, I believe this to be sacrilegious. "Christ taught the washing of the feet as an act of utter humility, while she turned a sacred religious tradition into a grandstanding political publicity stunt.

McAuliffe to speed felons´ rights restoration

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:07
Stafford County Sun (VA), by Olympia Meola Posted By: Scottyboy- Fri, 18 16 2014 11:16:55 GMT Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to announce today that he will shrink the time violent felons must wait to seek reinstatement of their voting rights and will remove some offenses from that list. The policy slated to take effect April 21 comes on top of years of work to streamline the process, and aims to make the system easier to understand and to allow more felons to petition the state more quickly. In a series of changes to the state´s restoration of rights process, McAuliffe plans to collapse the application waiting period from five to three years for people convicted of violent felonies

Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won´t enforce it

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:50
Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 18 10 2014 11:10:21 GMT President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won´t enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress´s concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation," Obama said in his signing statement.

Just in Time For Easter, Dr. Ben Carson Bridges Gap Between Religion and Science

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:50
Independent Journal Review, by Charlie Logan Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 18 06 2014 11:06:27 GMT IJReview writer Kira Davis made the following post on her Facebook page earlier today: (FB entry) Many progressives often try to pit science against religion, but this excerpt from Dr. Carson’s latest piece at American CurrentSee gives a little more insight into how many Christians view science with respect to religion. In many ways, Carson echoes Einstein’s famous quote: “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” Do you agree with Carson?

Obama Just Set up a Headfake for the Democrats on the Keystone

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:32
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 18 02 2014 11:02:05 GMT It’s Good Friday. Time for the leftwing president to do something bad. Barack Obama just punted on the Keystone Pipeline, again, and some Democrats say they are angry at him. The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extending a key review period indefinitely — a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. Republicans, as well as red'state Democrats who want the proposed Canada'to'Texas pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. Democrats even threatened to find ways to

A triumph for the Boston Bombers

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:15
Forbes Magazine, by Roger Scruton Posted By: Scottyboy- Fri, 18 00 2014 11:00:19 GMT The two bombers who killed and maimed innocent people at the Boston marathon a year ago had come as refugees to America, from conflicts that America and her people did nothing to cause. They had been granted the privileges of a law-abiding democracy, including education, health care and the precious freedoms for which Americans have fought in two world wars. Their situation was incomparably better than it would have been, had they stayed behind in Chechnya. Among the many privileges that they enjoyed religious freedom was by no means the least important. They were able to attend their local mosque, to take part in its services and

Here´s How Long That Teen Would Have to Pee in the Portland Reservoir to Make It Unsafe to Drink

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:15
Slate Magazine, by Laura Helmuth Posted By: Judy W.- Fri, 18 53 2014 10:53:10 GMT Oh, Portland. A teenager urinated into one of the city’s drinking water reservoirs the other day. That’s gross, sure, and aggravating—what a brat! But in one of the most spectacularly stupid decisions in years, the city is going to drain the reservoir. (Snip) But is it possible to calculate precisely how illogical Portland’s decision is? Let’s try to put some numbers on it. Several smart people on Twitter quickly did the math and figured that a typical urination of about 1/8 gallon in a reservoir of 38 million gallons amounts to a concentration of 3 parts per billion.

Texas church creates 17,000'square' foot Jesus visible to planes overhead

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:57
Houston Chronicle, by Craig Hlavaty Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 18 49 2014 10:49:28 GMT A church in Grapevine, Texas, is getting into the Easter spirit this week by creating a giant chalk'portrait of Jesus Christ in their parking lot. Fellowship Church is led by Pastor Ed Young, who started the evangelical Christian church in 1990 with about 150 people in Irving. They now have 10 church campuses worldwide. His father is Dr. Ed Young, the head of Second Baptist here in Houston. According to church spokesman Andy Boyd, the 17,000'square'foot drawing of the face of Jesus took 700 volunteers over 9,100 man'hours to create. They also used 6,700 individual pieces of chalk and 125

Obama administration delays Keystone XL decision, potentially until after Nov. elections

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:57
Washington Examiner (DC), by Zack Colman Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 18 45 2014 10:45:25 GMT The Obama administration is extending the agency review period for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, potentially delaying the decision until after the November elections '' sparing President Obama a tough political decision in the process. A senior State Department official said agencies have stopped crafting comments because a Nebraska Supreme Court decision could change the pipeline route and, ultimately, the environmental, socioeconomic and cultural factors that went into the environmental review. The official did not directly answer a question whether an altered pipeline route would require a new environmental review.

Shut Up, He Explained Again

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:57
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 18 34 2014 10:34:32 GMT They say it´s the sincerest form of flattery. At a press conference yesterday President Obama asserted that when it comes to ObamaCare, the Republican Party "is going through the stages of grief''anger and denial and all that stuff''and we´re not at acceptance yet." We used the same gag in October, though ObamaCare supporters were the butt of our joke. And we were recycling our own material: We also invoked the Elisabeth Kübler Ross "stages of grief" way back in November 2000 in reference to Al Gore´s refusal to concede his loss to George W. Bush. Blogress Ann Althouse astutely observes that

Fliers ordering Jews to ‘register’ in Ukraine a hoax

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:57
New York Post, by Natalie O´Neill Posted By: Scottyboy- Fri, 18 23 2014 10:23:01 GMT Anti'Semitic fliers ordering Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine, to “register” with authorities were an elaborate hoax, the region’s chief rabbi said Friday. The Nazi'era'style leaflets — which instructed Jews to register as pro'Russia separatists and declare all property — were likely used as a tool get the international community involved in the battle between Russia and Ukraine, the rabbi told The Guardian.(snip)On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry denounced the fliers as “grotesque” and the story of their distribution quickly spread, deeply disturbing Jews in the region and all over the world.

Michelle Obama to guest star on ´Nashville´

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:57
CNN, by Ariana Bacle Posted By: Scottyboy- Fri, 18 17 2014 10:17:16 GMT Michelle Obama´s about to be all over our TV screens: The First Lady is making a cameo on NBC´s Parks and Recreation for its April 24 finale and now will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of ABC´s "Nashville." In the "Nashville" episode, Rayna (Connie Britton) turns to her famous friends — including other guest star Kellie Pickler — to help throw a charity concert at Fort Campbell. The episode airs May 7 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC

Report: Paterson mayoral candidate has been arrested 15 times, says revelation is ´politically motivated´

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:41
NJ.Com, by James Kleimann Posted By: Scottyboy- Fri, 18 04 2014 10:04:44 GMT PATERSON — Mayoral hopeful Aslon Goow Sr. claims dirty politics are at play after it was revealed in federal filings that he had been arrested 15 times, charges that had been expunged, according to a report in The Paterson Press. The bombshell came as Goow, a former councilman and one of eight running for mayor in New Jersey´s third'largest city, lost a civil lawsuit in which he claimed Paterson police targeted him in an investigation for attempting to apprehend an suspected burglar in a high'speed chase in 2006, the paper reported. The city has paid nearly $500,000 defending itself from

Muslim drivers at Cleveland airport refuse to drive cabs with Gay Games advertising

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:23
Fox News, by Joshua Rhett Miller Posted By: Ribicon- Fri, 18 52 2014 09:52:40 GMT Roughly 25 Muslim drivers dispatched to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are refusing to drive cabs adorned with advertising for the region’s upcoming Gay Games, citing religious reasons. Two of the three companies operating at Ohio´s largest airport were informed by the drivers — one-third of the airport’s total fleet — last week that they will no longer participate in the airport’s dedicated taxicab program. The companies, Ace and Yellow Taxi Cab, were told by the drivers that their decision was based on religious reasons, airport spokeswoman Jacqueline Mayo told FoxNews.com. Ann Gynn, a spokeswoman for the Gay Games,

Fit to Print? NY Times Op'Ed Links Returning Vets With KKK, White Supremacists

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:23
Fox News Insider, by Staff Posted By: BaseballFan- Fri, 18 49 2014 09:49:08 GMT Anger is brewing among service members and veterans groups after the publication of a New York Times op'ed that tries to link veterans and white supremacists. The piece came just days after a 73'year'old white supremacist and veteran, Frazier Glenn Miller, was arrested in an attack that killed three people at a Jewish center in Overland Park, Kansas. In the column, op'ed contributor Kathleen Belew writes: In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security issued a nine'page report detailing the threat of domestic terrorism by the white power movement. This short document outlined no specific threats, but rather a set of