News of the Week for Oct. 28st, 2012

News of the Week for Oct. 28th, 2012

Election
2012

 

Mourdock: Pregnancy from rape can be ‘something God intended to happen’
Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday night that pregnancy caused by rape can be “something God intended to happen.”

How Syria is Iran’s route to the sea
Fact-checkers who actually investigate the facts might have started with expert websites such as StrategyPage. A 2006 article titled Syrian Delivery System for Iranian Nukes details the extensive seaborne smuggling operations carried out by Syrian companies operating out of Syrian ports

Voter Machine in Las Vegas Auto-Checking Obama
PolitiChicks.tv has just received confirmation that a voter in Las Vegas tried voting for Governor Mitt Romney but the machine automatically checked “Obama” multiple times instead.

Absentee ballots may have been destroyed in crash
Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a plane crash.

Remote US base in Djibouti at core of secret operations
Around the clock, about 16 times a day, drones take off or land at a U.S. military base here, the combat hub for the Obama administration’s counterterrorism wars in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.

Is voter fraud being committed in Ohio?
Two volunteer poll workers at an Ohio voting station told Human Events that they observed van loads of Ohio residents born in Somalia — the state is home to the second-largest Somali population in the United States — being driven to the voting station and guided by Democratic interpreters on the voting process. No Republican interpreters were present, according to these volunteers.

Obama And The International Vote
During the 2008 campaign candidate Barack Obama took a trip to Europe, ostensibly to show his foreign policy credentials and test drive his new approach to America’s role in the world. Foreign nationals of course cannot vote in American elections, but the world’s response – and Europe’s in particular – would show us whether or not Barack Obama was the man for the job. Or so the reasoning of Obama campaign flacks seemed to.

Obama Administration Speaks Out on Marijuana Ballot Measures: Federal Raids Are Here to Stay
Marijuana policy reformers have been waiting for the Obama administration to acknowledge and respond to the ballot initiatives in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. This weekend, CBS got them their answer: Nothing is going to change.

Obama campaign collecting more donations from non-existent ZIP codes as campaign season goes on
A soon to be released report from the conservative Government Accountability Institute shows that President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has increasingly collected more electronic donations from non-existent ZIP codes throughout the 2012 campaign cycle.

Team Obama Signs Up Foreign Donor for Volunteer Events — Without His Knowledge
A British national who donated $10 to the Obama campaign, despite laws prohibiting the acceptance of foreign contributions, told Breitbart News he is now receiving e-mails from the Obama campaign thanking him for signing up for “get out the vote” and phone banking events for which he never volunteered.

Feds to probe possible voter fraud in Florida
Residents receiving false letters questioning citizenship, officials say

Of Bayonets and Submarines
Obama’s line last night will no doubt do the rounds, but perhaps for the wrong reasons.

About Those Horses And Ships
At the foreign policy debate, President Obama thought he was putting something over on Mitt Romney when he acted as if the Republican was an imbecile for suggesting that the rapid decline in U.S. Naval strength was anything but a good idea

A Unicorn is Just a Horse with a Bayonet
I’m sure I’m not the first to say this, but Barack Obama just does not appear to be big enough for the moment.

Horse Platitudes, or Barack On Through To The Other Side
So, this morning we awaken to find out that Team Barry’s narcissistic obsession with memes that begin with the letter B (Binders, Big Bird) now encompasses “bayonets.”

Obama line about horses, bayonets fails fact-check
In a debate exchange Monday night that set Twitter on fire, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney crossed swords over the kinds of equipment and materials the U.S. military uses for modern warfare.

Alabama Speaker of the House moves to blocok United Nation Poll workers from working in Alabama
Montgomery – In response to news that poll watchers affiliated with the United Nations will be sent across the country to monitor balloting in various states and search for evidence of “voter suppression” during the upcoming November 6 presidential election, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard said he will support legislation in the next session requiring all poll watchers in Alabama to hold U.S. citizenship.

Jim Moran’s Son Conspires to Commit Voter Fraud, Forge Docs

Guilford Co. voters say ballot cast for Romney came up Obama on machine
The presidential election is just around the corner and voting issues have already become a problem in Guilford County.

Obama Administration prepared to release convicted terrorists–but only after the election
Media outlets in Latin America are reporting that the United States is likely to release two convicted Colombian terrorists, but only after the November 6th Presidential Election.

Student threatened with punishment after filming Democratic congressman’s abortion answer
Collin Peterson, the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 7th District since 1991, no doubt expected softball questions and happy glad-handing when he visited Evangelical Lutheran-affiliated Concordia College last week for an event sponsored by the Campus Democrats.

Texas sparks international row with election observers
Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers, prompting a furious response from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Obama On Doing Homework With Kids: “The Math Stuff, I Was Fine With Up Until About 7th Grade”

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Earthquake predictions and a triumph of scientific illiteracy in an Italian court
An Italian court sentenced scientists to jail time for not having a functioning crystal ball ahead of the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila. The arguments of science and reason fell on deaf ears.

Michael Mann – never fully investigated, thus never exonerated
Michael Mann has made what will, I expect, prove to be his greatest misjudgment yet. He has filed suit against the Competitive Enterprise Institute (with which I am affiliated), a CEI adjunct, National Review Online and Mark Steyn for libel.
The gist of his claim that negative characterizations of him and his activities are actionable is that he has been “exonerated”. No, he hasn’t.

Radio Crackdown: Australian Radio Jock Forced Into ‘Factual Accuracy Training’ on Global Warming

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

The Canadian Experience With Government Health Care
During the first presidential debate President Barack Obama made a claim against Mitt Romney that has been ringing in my ears ever since. Speaking on the topic of health care, Obama said that Romney would leave people “At the mercy of private insurance.”

Denmark shocked by story of brain-dead donor’s recovery
The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil. A documentary was aired earlier this month which showed family members reacting in anguish to the news that their 19-year-old daughter was brain dead after a car accident, agreeing to donate her organs and allowing doctors to turn off her respirator. About 1.7 million viewers tuned in to the heart-rending drama.

War & Terror

 

Emails: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack
Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.

Fallen SEAL’s father: We need to find out who it was that gave the command “Don’t go rescue them”
The father of fallen SEAL Tyrone Woods called into the Lars Larson Show and revealed some startling details about the Obama administration’s response to the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Navy Will Get Lasers in 2 Years, Admiral Says
Laser weapons capable of burning small boats or sending drones plunging from the sky as flaming wrecks could find a home aboard U.S. Navy ships in the next two years, an admiral says.

Obama moves to make the War on Terror permanent
Complete with a newly coined, creepy Orwellian euphemism – ‘disposition matrix’ – the administration institutionalizes the most extremist powers a government can claim

National

 

The 100 Most Wasteful Pieces of Government Pork (Let’s hear it for robotic squirrels!)
Tom Coburn the Senator from Oklahoma releases the Wastebook every year chronicling what he thinks are the 100 most egregious pork barrel abuses of the past 365 days. He never comes up short.

University of North Carolina Bans Term ‘Freshman’ For Sexism
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has decided http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4458 that the word “freshman” is no longer appropriate to describe first-year students. Why? The word includes “man,” and thus is not “gender inclusive.” According to statement administrators, UNC is “committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. Consistent with that commitment, gender inclusive terms (chair; first year student; upper-level student, etc.) should be used on University Documents, websites and policies.”

Oil Discovered in Nevada
An Irish company financed by small investors has accomplished what American oil giants have been unable to do: It struck oil in central Nevada.

“Independent Study” Shows UCLA is Cheating on Admissions
As no one will dispute, the purpose of the system was to increase the admission rate of underrepresented minorities, especially African-Americans. Although it did little to increase the admission rates of Latinos, Chicanos, and American Indians, somehow it was spectacular at increasing the African-American admission rate, which increased to 16.5% during the first year of the holistic system, from 11.5% during the last year of the prior system.

Cuomo’s welfare stipends
Redistribution and lingering dependency — it’s not just an Obama thing.
Case in point: Gov. Cuomo is launching a program that’ll give $2 million in taxpayer cash to Medicaid recipients who take good care of themselves.

AP survey finds Americans still a bunch of racists… even if they don’t realize it
It must be almost election time and, presumably, the president’s numbers must not be looking all that spectacular. How can you tell? Well, among various factors, the Associated Press has released yet another in their long series of heralded, highly respected studies detailing precisely what a bunch of racists you all are if you’re considering voting for anyone other than Barack Obama. Only this one comes with a twist. The helpful people constructing the poll, worried that you might be living in some sort of state of denial, will help ferret out your racist feelings even if you can’t recognize them yourself.

Will Elizabeth Warren be decisive factor in Fisher v. U. Texas?
In case you haven’t heard, lily white Elizabeth Warren got herself listed as a Minority Law Teacher and Woman of Color by falsely claiming to be Native American, even though she clearly did not meet the definition used by Harvard and the EEOC.

“Farewell to algebra” . . . for minority kids?
I seem to have touched a raw nerve with my posts about (government-approved) lower educational standards for minority kids. Is it possible that the common core standards will similarly lower the bar, this time for math performance?

U.N. Human Rights Council Calls for Boycott of U.S. Companies
U.N.’s war on Israel puts American economy in crosshairs

Economy
& Taxes

 

Crying In Argentina Over Seized Gunboat
In the old days, gunboats used to arrive at debtor countries from creditor countries seeking repayment. These days, the creditors are seizing the gunboats from debtors.

Tens of thousands protest against austerity in Rome
Tens of thousands of people marched through Rome in a “No Monti Day” on Saturday, some throwing eggs and spraying graffiti to protest against austerity measures introduced by Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti’s government.

Visualizing China’s Chain Reaction
As the saying goes, when China sneezes, the rest of the world catches the cold. So far, if one were to look at the macro-economic surprise indices for US, Europe, and China, it would appear that China’s weakness was largely ignored by US and Europe which have notably ‘outperformed’ relative to expectations in the last two months.

International

 

China says no concession on territorial sovereignty
China on Friday said it will take forceful measures in response to any moves that challenge the country’s bottom line on sovereignty.

Pussy Riot band members sent to remote prison camps
Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova to serve sentences in Russia’s ‘harshest prisons’ in Perm and Mordovia

BBC poll: Rest of world favours Obama
A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

 

Opinion

 

Rape, God, and Liberals
The press continues to paint pro-life politicians as extremists.

 

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