Cover Stories, News
‘The Incident in the Rose Garden Rain’
By Judi McLeod
Armed by the arrogant confidence that comes via a protective circle of self-serving, back-scratching politicians (including Republican ones), who do nothing to deter his increasing taunts against all things American, President Barack Hussein Obama continues to publicly trash the cherished image of the military.
Will No One Rid Me of this Troublesome Priest?
By Jim Yardley
The primary question in any scandal are inevitably reminiscent of Watergate: What did the he or she know, and when did they know it?
Last Week’s Conspiracy Theories are This Week’s Reality
By Erik Rush
It is now safe to say that if one cannot see the abject evil of the Obama administration as well as the endemic corruption and criminality in our federal government, it is only because they are refusing to look. Due to what some are calling a “perfect storm of circumstances, three scandals have rocked Washington, but these are only the grossest symptoms of the systemic infection that has been festering there for decades.
Cloaked in misinformation
By Doug Hagmann
What’s one of the most effective and expedient methods of taking an incident that is true and making it not only appear false, but outrageously and demonstrably false? You know the kind of false I mean… the “urban legend” type of false, causing anyone who hears about the incident to immediately dismiss it and attack the messengers as conspiracy nuts?
Pro-Life Groups Confirm: IRS Targeting Began in 2009
By Arnold Ahlert
The list of categories included in the IRS’s effort to target conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status continues to widen. On Wednesday, the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based public interest law firm, announced that cases they handled “demonstrate the agency’s abuse of pro-life organizations in addition to those identified as ‘tea party’, ‘patriot’, or ‘government spending’ groups.”
Syria receives fresh Russian arms, Cameron looking like Neville Chamberlain!
By David C. Jennings
They stood together at a press conference at the beginning of the week talking about the Syria situation. President Obama announcing in his commonly cool demeanor that the United States and won agreement for a peace conference. Prime Minister Cameron had arrived in America from Russia, having met with and received assurances from Russian leader Vladimir Putin, assurances to work together on the situation. Ho, ho, ho!
Obama and the “Official Truth”
By Caroline Glick
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has been sitting in a US federal prison in Texas since his photographed midnight arrest by half a dozen deputy sheriffs at his home in California for violating the terms of his parole. As many reporters have noted, the parole violation in question would not generally lead to anything more than a court hearing.
The Benghazi deception
By Doug Hagmann
It is interesting that the corporate media, like sharks attracted to chum in the water, is just now appearing to treat Benghazi as a political scandal similar to Watergate that took down former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon in his second term. While many people see the comparison, I not only see the comparison, but also sense a collusion of a different, more nefarious and less conspicuous type as well.
Recent CFP Columns
Planned Parenthood Approves Boston College Honor to Irish PM Kenny
By Christian Newswire --Christianity - Religion
BOSTON, —Planned Parenthood - the USA’s BIGGEST abortionists - destroyed a record 333,964 Unborn Babies in 2011. Now, Marty (Martha) Walz, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, is calling the Pro-Abortion Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny an “appropriate commencement speaker” at Boston College (BC) (Boston Globe, 10/May/13). BC named Kenny as Commencement Speaker to graduates at Alumni Stadium at 10 a.m. on 20/May/2013, when he is to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from BC President Rev. William Leahy, S.J.
Hundreds of criminal aliens secretly released by Obama’s DHS: New data
By Jim Kouri --Immigration- Border Security
On the same day that Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that she will travel to San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday to meet with technology and business leaders to discuss the need for commonsense immigration reform, a report was released on Thursday revealing that hundreds of criminal aliens were released from detention.
This week’s art news - call for sponsorship
By Tim Saunders --Lifestyle-Literature-Arts
High net worth individuals will be attending an exclusive art exhibition in Devon, UK at the beginning of July and an opportunity for sponsorship has arisen.
Gone With The Wind
By Guest Column --Global Warming - Climategate
The event, showcasing the work of renowned wildlife and sporting artist Neil Cox will take place at Kennaway House, Sidmouth between Friday, July 5 and Sunday, July 14.
The leader of the Scottish Government review of landownership yesterday pledged to examine ways of redistributing the cash wealthy lairds make from wind farms to benefit the less-advantaged. Alison Elliot, chair of the Land Reform Review Group (LRRG), said the issue would be investigated amid concerns that aristocrats are benefiting from the renewables revolution while the poor grapple with fuel poverty.—Tom Peterkin, The Scotsman, 16 May 2013
We’ve Seen the Effect of “Amnesty” Before
By Heritage Foundation --Immigration- Border Security
Experts can’t always predict exactly how public policy will affect the nation, despite our best efforts. But when it comes to immigration policy, we have tried many of the types of reforms advocated by today’s Gang of Eight—so we should consider the effects these reforms had in the past.
Media to Obama: Do whatever you want to the rest of the country, but leave us alone!
By Dan Calabrese --Media - Media Bias
This is pretty sickening. The New York Times is outraged. The Washington Post is incensed. USA Today is scandalized. The Detroit Free Press is fit to be tied.
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Visit to Russia
By INSS --Middle East
Shortly after his return from China, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Russia for a hastily arranged visit with President Vladimir Putin. The catalyst for the visit was the significant increase in activity around the Syrian issue, including the attacks against Syrian targets attributed to Israel, high level visits to Russia by leading international figures, and Russia’s announcement of its intention to supply Syria with S-300 missiles.
California: Energy Death Valley
By Institute for Energy Research --Energy - Environment
California is rich in both conventional and renewable energy resources. It is the country’s most populous state and has the second largest energy consumption in the nation, second only to Texas. California has large energy resources, but also one of the lowest per capita energy consumption rates in the country. The state is frequently hailed as a leader on energy policy and California’s policies are leading to higher energy prices.
Pope Francis to ‘Launch’ New Mobile App Entitled MISSIO
By Christian Newswire --Christianity - Religion
ROME, —On the Friday before Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis is set to “unlock” a new media initiative of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States—MISSIO App.
TANZANIA: Two Killed and Over 50 Wounded in Church Bombing
By News on the Net --Christianity - Religion
Sources: International Christian Concern, BBC
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Tanzania’s northern city of Arusha was bombed on Sunday, May 5th. At least two people are confirmed dead as a result of the blast. As many as 50 people were wounded, 44 of whom received serious injuries and have been rushed to nearby hospitals. The church was bombed during its official opening, with the bomb thrown into the building from someone on a motorcycle.
Chris Matthews: No Longer “Glad” for Hurricane Sandy and Reelection of Obama?
By John Lillpop --Media - Media Bias
Chris Matthews is one of the major reasons that the US media is regarded with such contempt and disrespect by enlightened voters.
Doctors already are fleeing a federalized system that doesn’t value their worth
By Guest Column --American Healthcare
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Among President Obama’s broken promises, there is this gem of June 15, 2009: “…no matter how we reform healthcare, we will keep this promise: if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.”
CTF Calls for end to the $1.6 Billion Gas Tax-on-Tax
By Canadian Taxpayers Federation --Financial, Business, Economy
- $80 million in tax-on-tax collected from Albertans this year
- Alberta families pay $787 in gas taxes every year
CALGARY, AB: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) held its 15th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day today as it called on the federal government to end the practice of charging tax-on-tax for gasoline and diesel.
BioHug offers hug therapy in an automatic vest
By Guest Column --Science
Most of us have moments when we could really use a hug – when we’re sad, lonely, scared or stressed. The therapeutic value of a good squeeze for emotional wellbeing is well documented.
Leaders of Prayer Walk to Keep Ireland Abortion Free Considering Flying to Rome to Invite Pope to Ir
By Christian Newswire --Europe
MEDIA ADVISORY, —Historic prayer walk, from Belfast to Dublin, to keep Ireland abortion free enters the Republic of Ireland.
Knot for You
By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser --Energy - Environment
The Ashley Book of Knots is an interesting tome with detailed descriptions of knots and how to tie them. First published in 1944, it lists close to 4,000 different knots with some 7,000 illustrations. From fancy nautical (or should that be knotical ?) braids to the hangman’s knot , they are all in there. So, which knots are the most important to know?
There is only one knot that I think you absolutely need to know: the Bowline knot.
Al-Qaeda affiliate assassinates Christian church leader in Nigeria
By Jim Kouri --War on Terrorism
Members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Boko Haram allegedly assassinated a Christian leader on Tuesday in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State, according to an Israeli police intelligence analyst who monitors African Islamist groups.
Elderberry: Herb of the Year for 2013
By Wes Porter --Gardening
Thanks to the International Herb Association, since 1991 in the week proceeding Mother’s Day, we celebrate National Herb Week. This draws attention to herbs, their uses and herbal businesses and history. Such was the success that four years later, the IHA decided to add a Herb of the Year and this year on 5 May a National Herb Day.
Has Chris Matthews lost the tingle?
By Robert Laurie --Media - Media Bias
Two days ago, as the IRS targeted audit scandal widened, Chris “Tingles” Matthews portrayed it as the kind of red meat sure to delight the right-wing crazies. He suggested that Obama should immediately punish the low level, not-connected-to-the-White-House-in-any-way, embarrassments as quickly as possible.
By Guest Column --Middle East
Dear Professor Stephen Hawking,
I heard this morning on the radio that you decided to cancel your attendance in Israel’s president conference, and joined the academic boycott against Israel. You could not chose a more appropriate date then May eighth, the day Nazi Germany surrendered in 1945 and the day I joined the occupation army of Israel in 1985, to speak out loud and clear against occupation and oppression.
Growing Pains for Britain’s ‘New Right’
By David C. Jennings --Europe
Eric Kitson, a new locally elected Councillor from the UK Independence Party, has resigned following a scandal in which he posted offensive materials on his Facebook page. He admits to the postings but denies suggestions of racism.
Seven foreign chem engineers caught trespassing at Boston’s water reservoir
By Robert Laurie --War on Terrorism
Safer, more environmentally friendly flame retardant with first-of-its-kind dual effects
By American Chemical Society --Science
ACS Macro Letters
Amid concerns over the potential health effects of existing flame retardants for home furniture, fabrics and other material, scientists are reporting development of an “exceptionally” effective new retardant that appears safer and more environmentally friendly. Their report on the first-of-its-kind coating, ideal for the polyurethane foam in couches and bedding that causes many fire deaths, appears in ACS Macro Letters.
Keeping fruit, vegetables and cut flowers fresh longer
By American Chemical Society --Science
New technology offers the promise of reducing billions of dollars of losses that occur each year from the silent, invisible killer of fruits, vegetables and cut flowers — a gas whose effects are familiar to everyone who has seen bananas and other fruit ripen too quickly and rot. That’s the conclusion of an article in the ACS journal Chemical Reviews.