Honoring a request from Reddit, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield performed his...
Honoring a request from Reddit, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield performed his own version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on his last day onboard the International Space Station. The results are awesome:
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The small glass jugs filled with green or gold coloured extra virgin olive oil are familiar and traditional for restaurant goers across Europe but they will be banned from 1 January 2014 after a decision taken in an obscure Brussels committee earlier this week.
Next year, olive oil “presented at a restaurant table” must be in pre-packaged, factory bottles with a tamper-proof dispensing nozzle and labelling in line with EU industrial standards. The use of classic, refillable glass jugs or glazed terracotta dipping bowls and the choice of a restaurateur to buy olive oil from a small artisan producer or family business will be outlawed. Continue Reading →Leave a comment
Let me get this straight. Chris Matthews has lost the thrill up the leg and now Piers Morgan concedes that governments can, in fact, turn on their own people?
Morgan: I’ve had some of the pro-gun lobbyists on here, saying to me, ‘Well, the reason we need to be armed is because of tyranny from our own government,’ and I’ve always laughed at them. But, actually, this is vaguely tyrannical behavior by the American government.
“What part of the presidency does Obama like? He doesn’t like dealing with other politicians — that means his own cabinet, that means members of the congress, either party. He doesn’t particularly like the press…. He likes to write the speeches, likes to rewrite what Favreau and the others wrote for the first draft,” – Chris Matthews
According to the Bible, there are situations in which God may refuse to hear or “hinder” prayers because of sin. However, rest assured, the IRS is interested–and may be listening. In a stunning and sadly comic moment, IRS commissioner Steven Miller was unable to answer whether it was appropriate for the IRS to demand the contents of a conservative group’s prayers. Rep. Aaron Schock also revealed that the pro-life group had been asked if they do education on “both sides of the issue.”
It was April 4, 1964, and Jerry Lee Lewis had officially bottomed out. He hadn’t charted a record in years, and now, on tour in England and Germany, he was getting paid so little that he couldn’t afford to bring his own musicians. Instead, he was forced to use pickup bands in England, and then, when he arrived in Hamburg, a British band called the Nashville Teens was waiting for him. The venue was the Star Club, where The Beatles, who had just leaped into stardom in America, had played not long before. A producer for Philips Records Germany, Siggi Loch, decided that this would be a good chance to record Jerry Lee Lewis’ show.
Live at the Hamburg Star-Club, is 37 minutes long and, because it features a man playing as if his life depended on it in front of a rioting crowd, is widely considered one of the greatest live rock ‘n’ roll albums ever. (scroll down to hear it)
He opened up with “Down the Line,” and the engineer wasn’t ready, so the first few lines Lewis sang were lost. The audience, though, erupted as their hero hit the stage. He then proceeded to cut loose with a set that was mostly oldies — including, of course, some of his own… Click here to hear the full story from NPR. *I put together a playlist so you can hear the album:Leave a comment
You know things are getting serious when the left stops protecting their Dear Leader. This segment from Democracy Now, a far left media source, is a must see for all Americans, particularly at 5:35:
LIVE AT 1:00 pm ET. Eric Holder on DOJ Oversight, AP Phone Records.
A collection of media reports…
Document: IRS ordered conservative educational group to turn over a list of high school and college students it trained
- Federal government demanded a list of everyone a Tennessee organization had ever trained, or planned to train
- Linchpins of Liberty mentors high school and college students and teaches them conservative political philosophy, but is not tea-party-linked
- ‘Can you imagine my responsibility to parents if I disclosed the names of their children to the IRS?’ asked the group’s founder
- IRS Inspector General report listed seven questions the agency should never have asked, but this wasn’t one of them
The Internal Revenue Service asked tea party groups to see donor rolls. It asked for printouts of Facebook posts. And it asked what books people were reading. A POLITICO review of documents from 11 tea party and conservative groups that the IRS scrutinized in 2012 shows the agency wanted to know everything — in some cases, it even seemed curious what members were thinking. The review included interviews with groups or their representatives from Hawaii, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas and elsewhere.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/the-irs-wants-you-to-share-everything-91378.html#ixzz2TMesFdZT
“[This president] has prosecuted more people for leaks than every other president put together…”
Franklin Graham: IRS targeted us, too… The IRS came after Billy Graham, too, his son charged Tuesday in a letter to President Barack Obama…
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/franklin-graham-irs-targeting-91362.html#ixzz2TMfadU7g
Are the FBI and IRS Secretly Reading Your Email Without a Warrant?
Today, 5/16, Sen. Paul appeared on CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer:
Update…video from Fox and Friends:
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BACKGROUND ON THE STORY: The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.
The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also included incoming calls or the duration of the calls.
In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown, but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters. (via AP)
Here’s the drone connection from emptywheel:
…it means the government grabbed phone records for Adam Goldman, Matt Apuzzo, Kimberly Dozier, Eileen Sullivan, and Alan Fram for three weeks after (and five weeks before) the UndieBomb 2.0 story Goldman and Apuzzo by-lined.
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That would mean they’d get the sources for this Kimberly Dozier story published May 21 which starts,
“White House counterterror chief John Brennan has seized the lead in guiding the debate on which terror leaders will be targeted for drone attacks or raids, establishing a new procedure to vet both military and CIA targets.
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After 10 days of deliberations, today, a jury has found the abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell guilty of three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of three infants born alive at his clinic. He was also convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old from Bhutan who died after he performed an abortion.
The New York Times elaborates…
The case turned on whether the late-term pregnancies Dr. Gosnell terminated resulted in live births. His lawyer, Jack McMahon, argued that because Dr. Gosnell injected a drug in utero to stop the heart, the deliveries were stillbirths, and movements that witnesses testified to observing — a jerked arm, a cry, swimming motions — were mere spasms.
But after deliberating 10 days, the jury found Dr. Gosnell guilty in the deaths of victims known as Baby A, Baby C and Baby D. He was found not guilty of murdering Baby E.
Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty when the trial moves into the sentencing phase next Tuesday.
The trial has left many wondering; are these isolated events, or are babies frequently abandoned after being born alive? If these reports and undercover videos from Live Action are accurate, it seems that these events are more common than the public realizes.
FLASHBACK: A few weeks ago, this is how much press the story was getting…
The picture, for what it’s worth, is of the reserved media seats at the Gosnell trial. It was taken by JD Mullane, a news writer and columnist for the Bucks County Courier Times, The Intel and the Burlington County (NJ) Times. He says:
Sat through a full day of testimony at the Kermitt Gosnell trial today. It is beyond the most morbid Hollywood horror. It will change you.
I was surprised by the picture and asked “really?” He responded “Local press was there, Inky, PhillyMag, NBC10 blogger. Court staff told me nobody else has shown up.” (via Breitbart)
If it weren’t for grassroots pro-life activists and conservative media, hardly anyone would know about this trial.Leave a comment