Friday, April 19, 2013

Fri Apr 19th Todays News


Happy birthday and many happy returns Linda Nguyen. Born the same day Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI passed a law letting girls inherit Habsburg lands. Coincidence? I don't think so.
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ROLF HARRIS ARRESTED

Tim Blair – Friday, April 19, 2013 (2:00pm)

The Sun reports: 
Rolf Harris has been arrested on suspicion of sex offences ...
The 83-year-old TV star and singer was held over historic sex abuse allegations by police from the inquiry set up following the Jimmy Savile scandal …
It is understood Harris vehemently denies any wrongdoing. 

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ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS

Tim Blair – Friday, April 19, 2013 (12:09pm)

The FBI releases images of two men wanted over the Boston Marathon bombings:

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The pair are officially Men of No Appearance, at least for now: 
The FBI would not discuss the men’s ethnicity. “It would be inappropriate to comment on the ethnicity of the men because it could lead people down the wrong path potentially,’’ said FBI agent Greg Comcowich, a spokesman for the Boston FBI office. 
MIT issued an emergency alert at 10:48 on Thursday night reporting shots fired on the university campus. The school newspaper reports, “Shots fired near 32 Vassar St (Stata Center), police officer down. Please stay inside.” That report is backed up by CBS News’s Bonney Kapp who reports hearing “officer down” on the police scanner just before the MIT alert went out. For now, details are scarce, but the suspect is on the loose and considered armed and extremely dangerous. 
The area is surrounded.
UPDATE II.  Further
An MIT police officer was shot and has sustained life-threatening injuries, local news agency WCVB-TV reports. 
Here’s an image of the scene, from taken from within an MIT office. Ongoing MIT updates here.
UPDATE III. Live police scanner in Boston previously reported a carjacking by armed men near MIT and now reports a “loud explosion”.
UPDATE IV. “Cambridge police feed reports that multiple shots have been fired and explosives have been detonated in Watertown.”

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FIRST CLASS CARBON COUPLE

Tim Blair – Friday, April 19, 2013 (5:42am)

Great timing
Climate Change Minister Greg Combet took his ABC newsreader partner Juanita Phillips on a first-class visit to Europe …
The taxpayer-funded trip earlier this month included visits to Paris, Brussels and Berlin where Mr Combet – touted as a future Labor leader – delivered a keynote address to the “Towards a Global Carbon Market” conference. 
The tax-funded twosome’s continental carbon cuddle took place just prior to Europe’s carbon price collapse, which has sent Australian budget projections plunging. Here’s Labor’s Graham Richardson
Treasury predictions were that the price would be $29 in 2015-16. What has happened to Treasury? It did not come as a great surprise to most people to see that the European price is about $3 as of today …
Doesn’t anyone in Treasury read the papers? Couldn’t anyone in Treasury, the Treasurer’s office or the office of PM and Cabinet have worked out that the estimates were pure fantasy? 
Richardson concludes: “There is barely an Australian left who doesn’t think our carbon tax is a crock. Yet no one in this government has the courage or the honesty to stand up and admit it.” He’s talking to you, Greg.

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IRRITANTISM

Tim Blair – Friday, April 19, 2013 (5:25am)

Islamic go-to guy Waleed Aly – currently appearing on the Ten Network, on ABC radio, on ABC television and in the Fairfax press – has theories about the muted reporting following this week’s Boston Marathon bombing: 
The most encouraging one is that we’re finally maturing in the way we handle terrorism. 
Well, that’s just great. We’re maturing! Yay. 
Gone is the triumphalist rhetoric of the ‘’War on Terror’’, with its ridiculous promises of a terrorism-free world and the ultimate victory of freedom over tyranny. In its place is a far more sober, pragmatic recognition that terrorism is a perpetual irritant, and that while it is tragic and emotionally lacerating, it kills relatively few people and is not any kind of existential threat. 
Except to those who no longer exist, such as the victims of 9/11, the Bali bombings, the Madrid train attacks, the London underground slaughter and a vast number of more recent Islamist assaults on western targets. Waleed, being a mature type, knows how we dumb rubes react to these irritants: 
Let’s clear something up: our responses to terrorism are not about the loss of innocent life. We think they are because that’s the first thing we talk about. We use the suffering of victims to emote, and we look at the attacks through that prism. But it’s never really about the victims. It’s about us. 
The victims might have more to say if they were, you know, alive. Further Waleed notions on media reticence: 
It’s possible, too, that this reticence is a product of the very real suspicion that the [Boston] perpetrators here are self-styled American patriots. At this point, most analysts are leaning that way … Maybe we’re speaking in more hushed tones because our own societies might just be implicated. 
Here’s an example of “hushed tones” regarding a certain self-styled American patriot:

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Please do continue with your theories, Waleed.

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SILENCE IN THE COURT

Tim Blair – Friday, April 19, 2013 (3:52am)

The Kermit Gosnell abortion murder trial has received so little coverage in the US that people believe it may be a myth. Further from James Taranto
The New York Times has finally produced a second news story on the murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell – almost a month after its other story, which briefly recapped the trial’s first day … You almost get the impression the Times doesn’t want to be there. More than almost: The paper’s editors make it explicit with their headline: “Online Furor Draws Press to Abortion Doctor’s Trial.”
What an amazing headline that is. The editors of the New York Times declare that they’re covering the trial under protest, yielding their news judgment to an angry online mob. It’s probably the most honest thing they’ve ever published. 
The Washington Post‘s Melinda Henneberger, justifiably surprised by the lack of coverage, asked fellow journalists why the Gosnell trial isn’t on front pages
One colleague viewed Gosnell’s alleged atrocities as a local crime story, though I can’t think of another mass murder, with hundreds of victims, that we ever saw that way. Another said it was just too lurid, though that didn’t keep us from covering Jeffrey Dahmer, or that aspiring cannibal at the NYPD.
Yet another said it’s because the rest of the country doesn’t care about Philadelphia — that one was especially creative, I thought. 
The real reason: journalists, as a class, don’t like reporting bad things about abortion.

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CLOSE AND BAD

Tim Blair – Friday, April 19, 2013 (3:24am)

Reader David T. emails: “I know you love your old photos and came across this site with a few you might like, including one of RAAF fighters after they were strafed by the Japanese in NT, to show how close and bad it was.”

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LABOR PRIORITIES

Tim Blair – Friday, April 19, 2013 (2:41am)

The government easily finds an extra $10 million for the ABC, but other areas face cuts, asSimon Benson reports: 
Australia’s spy chief David Irvine made a rare public statement a year ago, warning the threat of a terrorist attack on our soil was both real and persistent.
He also subtly warned about the future funding of the country’s intelligence agencies.
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It apparently fell on deaf ears, but the fact the head of ASIO was making it should have been enough to get people listening.
What did the federal government do? Cut the intelligence budget, of course. 
To be fair, the intelligence budget of the current government has always been low.

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Boston university shootings

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (3:17pm)

The link is natural, given the age of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects:
A GUNMAN has shot dead a police officer on the campus of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology near the US city of Boston, authorities said…
MIT is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just across the Charles River from Boston, where three people were killed and 180 injured in a double bomb attack on the city’s marathon on Monday.
Authorities made no immediate link between the two incidents.

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The Bolt Report on Sunday

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (2:45pm)

How Labor’s global warming madness blew a multi-billion-dollar hole in its Budget.
Opposition climate action spokesman Greg Hunt on the collapse of Europe’s carbon market. Is the hysteria now over?
Michael Kroger and John Della Bosca debate. The premiers tell Gillard to be gonski.
The sports scandal. Still waiting.
On Channel 10 at 10am. 

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Rolf named

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (2:06pm)


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Door wide, wide open

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (12:47pm)

Out of control:
BORDER protection authorities have revealed an asylum-seeker vessel was intercepted 140 nautical miles off Darwin yesterday… The 78 people aboard the vessel intercepted yesterday will be taken to Christmas Island for initial processing.
And:

An asylum seeker boat with 153 people on board has been intercepted near Christmas Island.

The boat, which has the largest number of passengers since October 2012, was given assistance by an Australian navy vessel on Wednesday after it asked for help.

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Abbott staffer “threat”: you mean, with a knife?

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (9:36am)

If meant literally, I would of course be as shocked as van Onselen:

A SENIOR Tony Abbott staffer threatened to “cut the throat” of an eminent Australian last night at the gala Qantas party, political commentator Peter Van Onselen has said.
Van Onselen, who witnessed the threat, told news.com.au a male, “very senior member of Abbott’s staff” told the prominent Australian, who works in the not-for-profit sector, he would “cut his throat” when “we” are in Government.
There is, however, a slight chance that the threat was purely figurative, involving no knife. In that case my outrage would be dialed back considerably, at least until I knew more about the who, what and the why.
But this bit, if true, is more disturbing and sackable:
He said on Twitter that the staffer warned him to keep his mouth shut, in exchange for leaked information from inside the Federal Opposition Leader’s office.
“Abbott’s staffer knew I heard the conversation, bailed me up & offered to be a source inside TA’s office if I stayed quiet ... thanks, but no,” van Onselen tweeted.
Mind you, until I hear both sides, I’ll reserve judgement:
Mr Abbott is holding a press conference at 10am where he is expected to answer questions about the incident. Van Onselen, who is “totally disgusted” by what he saw, tweeted there was “much, much more to it”, which he will reveal.
UPDATE
Storm in teacup, I’d suggest - although I’d still like more on the why and what:
TONY Abbott’s director of policy Dr Mark Roberts has been counselled after he threatened the head of an Australian indigenous body with the loss of federal funding
Mr Abbott today said his staffer disputed the form of words he used, but had since apologised.
He said it was “an unfortunate exchange”, and was “out of character as far as the staff member is concerned”.
“The staff member in question has been counselled and he has apologised,” the Opposition Leader said.
And before anyone tries to beat up the “racist” angle, here is the executive - a former merchant banker - allegedly threatened:

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Van Onselen on Sky now says the threat was to cut the throat of the organisation, not the throat of its head. As he put it:  “I heard him say either slit the throat or cut the throat” and “that extended to the funding”.

Reference was made to slitting the throat of the organisation… It was the cutting of funding that was the reference.
Van Onselen says the staffer then said he “could be a source to me”, but “I can’t remember the exact words”.
Hmm. I think van Onselen’s latest account doesn’t match what he first tweeted:
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SMH journalist: Americans “cool with killing kids”

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (9:03am)

How Paul MeGeough, Sydney Morning Herald writer and former Journalist of the Year,

So the US is cool with killing kids.
It is? Truly?
Could McGeough provide some quotes to demonstrate how cool Americans in general are with killing children? You know, something like: “Kids were killed the other day. I’m cool with that.” Or: “Some kids were murdered the other day. Cool.” Or: “Some guy shot lots of kids. No big deal.”
Ah, the unmistakable tone of a second-hand Pilger:

Excuse me, next time the US struts the world stage, claiming American exceptionalism, setting itself out as leader of the so-called free world, it risks being dismissed as a nation of idiots.

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Where’s that warming? Every model wrong

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (8:43am)

Dr Roy Spencer is the US science team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite:


Courtesy of John Christy, and based upon data from the KNMI Climate Explorer, below is a comparison of 44 climate models versus the UAH and RSS satellite observations for global lower tropospheric temperature variations, for the period 1979-2012 from the satellites, and for 1975 – 2025 for the models:


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Clearly, there is increasing divergence over the years between the satellite observations (UAH, RSS) and the models. The reasons for the disagreement are not obvious, since there are at least a few possibilities:

1) the real climate system is not as sensitive to increasing CO2 as the models are programmed to be (my preferred explanation)
2) the extra surface heating from more CO2 has been diluted more than expected by increased mixing with cooler, deeper ocean waters (Trenberth’s explanation)
3) increased manmade aerosol pollution is causing a cooling influence, partly mitigating the manmade CO2 warming
If I am correct (explanation #1), then we will continue to see little warming into the future. Additional evidence for lower climate sensitivity in the above plot is the observed response to the 1991 Pinatubo eruption: the temporary temperature dip in 1992-93, and subsequent recovery, is weaker in the observations than in the models. This is exactly what would be predicted with lower climate sensitivity.
UPDATE
ABC warmist Tony Jones and Opposition climate action spokesman Greg Hunt between then speak more than 2600 words on the best way to cut emissions and how much it will cost.
Not one of those 2600 words somehow manages to include these facts, which are surely relevant:

- The world hasn’t actually been warming as the models predicted.
- Australia’s cuts to emissions will make no detectable difference to the temperature anymore.
So what we had was a long and detailed talk about the best way to do absolutely nothing to stop what might not be happening anyway.
(Thanks to reader Heywood.) 

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Politicking, not governing

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (8:35am)

Amateur hour, every hour:

The Prime Minister also faces a backlash over her handling of a national partnership to close the gap on indigenous disadvantage, after premiers read in The Australian that she would be offering $777 million over three years to renew the deal… A senior West Australian source described the leaking of the Closing the Gap offer as a “complete contempt for process and good government”.
Well, yes. 

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Boston suspects pictured

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (8:07am)

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Getting closer:
THE US FBI has released photos and videos of two men sought as suspects in the Boston bombings and warned they are “extremely dangerous”.
FBI Agent Richard DesLauriers says the images came from surveillance cameras near the explosion sites shortly before the blasts, which killed three people and injured about 180 in a hail of nails and ball bearings.
He urged the public to help identify the two men, who are seen carrying backpacks near the sites of the twin explosions, close to the finishing line of the Boston Marathon.
“We consider them to be armed and extremely dangerous,” Mr DesLauriers said, asking the public not to approach the men.
Suspect 1:
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Suspect 2:

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Video footage of suspects here

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After so much saving, why is the Government in so much debt?

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (7:49am)

Julia Gillard last night assured repeatedly us every cent of new spending was matched by “savings”:

...we have already announced savings to back in the spending for Australian schools.... On spending, what we’ve said, Leigh, is that we will back in new structural saves with new structural spends.... as we put on the budget new obligations to do the right thing by our kids and with people with disabilities, that we are backing that in with new savings ... But, we know that if you are going to introduce a new spend, you’ve gotta back it in with a new save...
Funny thing, though. If spending is matched by savings, why does the Government spend more every year? Here are the MYEFO statistics, which we’ll probably find at Budget time underestimated the final year’s spending:

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And maybe the Government should actually consider matching spending to earning:
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Julia Gillard names the last Labor surplus. ABC1’s 7.30, May 12, 2011:

YES, I can: it’s 1989-90.
That’s 24 years ago, and no sign of a surplus for years to come. 

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And not one of those drugs illegal

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (7:35am)

The drugs in sport scandal widens to include another club that administered - er - legal drugs:

MELBOURNE has been plunged into the drugs scandal engulfing Australian sport after allegations its players were treated under a regime designed by controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank…
A series of text messages reportedly between Dank and Melbourne club doctor Dan Bates showed the pair discussed treatments for players, including co-captain Jack Trengove…
In a statement, the Melbourne Football Club said an internal review had found no evidence its supplements program had contravened guidelines or that any player at the club had been administered a banned substance.
It does seem possible, to say the least, that Melbourne deceived the AFL about Dank’s involvement.
From the 7.30 report which broke the story:
CARO MELDRUM-HANNA, REPORTER: For the AFL, these are dark times. The scandal over the use of performance enhancing supplements is bigger than first thought.
Performance-enhancing? That would be illegal, of course.
But then 7.30 goes through the legal status of the drugs involved:
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is injected into the muscle to treat sporting injuries. In 2011, the World Anti-Doping Authority, WADA, removed PRP injections from its prohibited list, citing a lack of evidence to prove PRP enhanced performance. AOD is a reference to what’s marketed as the anti-obesity drug AOD9604. It’s currently being considered by ASADA for prohibition after WADA advised it should be banned for athletes.... It’s not clear from the texts which supplements were to be injected… The texts show Dank and Dr Bates discussed a wide range of substances, including AOD9604, cerebrolysin and thymomodulin. None of these substances are specifically banned by ASADA, but the regulator is currently considering banning AOD9604 after WADA recently advised it could be prohibited.
Note: “should be banned” now becomes “could be prohibited”. 
UPDATE
Someone else accused of taking perfectly legal drugs talks to his players:


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It’s so irritating when your legs are blown off

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (7:25am)

What might be the agenda of a particular ABC presenter who urges us to regard terrorism as merely an ”irritant”?
Here are some pictures of irritated people in Boston.
Here are some pictures of a man so irritated that he jumps off a tall building in New York. 

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Labor flies first class to a global carbon market that isn’t

Andrew Bolt April 19 2013 (7:05am)

In many ways a bad look for both people and the organisations they represent:
Climate Change Minister Greg Combet took his ABC newsreader partner Juanita Phillips on a first-class visit to Europe
The taxpayer-funded trip earlier this month included visits to Paris, Brussels and Berlin where Mr Combet – touted as a future Labor leader – delivered a keynote address to the “Towards a Global Carbon Market” conference.
Terrific example, cutting their own emissions. Not.
Graham Richardson on that “global carbon market” we’re going “towards”:

Having endured an enormous bucketing over the price, the government made a belated attempt to ameliorate the damage caused by the fiction by announcing that from 2015 the Australian scheme would be linked to the European price.
Treasury predictions were that the price would be $29 in 2015-16. What has happened to Treasury? It did not come as a great surprise to most people to see that the European price is about $3 as of today.
When you have major economic and banking shocks as in Greece, Spain, Italy or Cyprus, what do you expect will happen to the carbon price? It was always going to tank.
Doesn’t anyone in Treasury read the papers? Couldn’t anyone in Treasury, the Treasurer’s office or the office of PM and Cabinet have worked out that the estimates were pure fantasy?

My suspicion from the start was that Combet knew damn well the figures were a fiction, but he didn’t have the integrity or guts to admit it.
(Via Tim Blair.) 

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My shoes have always wanted a chair like that .. sensational views - ed
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HISTORY IN THE HEADLINES: Four years after Paul Revere’s midnight ride, a military disaster left the famous patriot under arrest and facing charges of insubordination and cowardice.http://histv.co/ZAqPbn
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So a few days ago I'v been hearing the neighbour's dog crying.
I didnt realise until on the dinner table 2 nights ago that my grandma said the neighbours been away for atleast 5 days & they locked the dog in the house and its probably starving. maybe dead cos there was no barking or whining that night.
I refused to believe that its locked up inside the house!
:(

I was tempted to climb over to take a look but everytime i wanted to it was too dark at night regard the fact that tresspassing is ILLEGAL!

The past 2 days had haunted me with guilt & more guilt. i had the idea of saving it but didnt. WHAT IF the dog DID die of starvation?
Today had nothing better to do & had the idea of going against the law for this poor puppy whom i hadn't hear from for 2 days.

As I climbed a step onto my fence, i was calling out "DOGGY!! DOGGY!!! DOGGGYYY!!"
their backyard was a fucken MESS! clothes & empty bottles everywhere!
WHY CAN't i see the DOG!? plz dont tell me its locked inside!

only to know that the dog was right below me all that time looking at me like *wth she doin'?"

It was soo skinny :( its been atleast a week since this poor baby ate!!
THANKGOD ITS STILL ALIVE!
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Did you know a selection of the Australian Army War Diaries are available to view online? The Research Centre has digitised Army War Diaries from the First World War, Second World War, Korean War and South East Asian conflicts. While on active service army headquarters, formations, and units are required to keep war diaries recording their daily activities. The war diaries generally consist of war diary or intelligence summary sheets and appendices. Please note that not all war diaries held by the Memorial are available online. The Memorial has selectively digitised war diaries from its various collections based on preservation needs and high usage. The remaining diaries may be viewed in the Reading Room of the Memorial’s Research Centre.

www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/war_diaries

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I believe that small business is too important to ignore and too significant to treat as an afterthought as has happened under Labor.
Support the small businesses in Dobell by clicking ‘SHARE’

You can read Our Plan: supporting small business here - http://lbr.al/n315
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As a guitarist, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost.

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.

I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my guitar and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”

Apparently, I’m still lost…

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We believe that small business is too important to ignore and too significant to treat as an afterthought as has happened under Labor.

You can read Our Plan: supporting small business here - http://lbr.al/n315 
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Let the churches make their stand if they wish to - ed
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John Wayne: The Legend & The Man (Ethan Wayne Interview Video)

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Ethan Wayne, the youngest son of legendary actor and icon John Wayne came in to share stories and photos of his father’s life through a new coffee table book out today, “John Wayne, The Legend and the Man“.
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Dallas fire rescue captain dies in West
Hailed as a dedicated public servant, role model

DALLAS (KXAN) - Dallas Fire-Rescue Capt. Kenny Harris died in Wednesday's explosion in West, Texas, the city of Dallas said in a statement.

Harris, 52, lived in West. He was off duty at the time of the incident, but went to the scene to see if he could help, the statement said.

“Captain Harris rushed to the scene compelled to provide assistance to his community during this crisis,” Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings said. “I want to express my deepest condolences to his family, friends and co-workers."

He was hailed as a role model by one of Dallas' top officials.

“Captain Harris’ response is typical of all our first responders; night and day, no matter where they are, no matter if they are on or off duty they respond with the greatest acts of bravery,” said Dallas City Manager Mary K. Suhm.

The DFR Chaplain and other members are currently in West, supporting the Harris family at this time.

“Our hearts are heavy and hurting with the loss of such a great firefighter, great husband and great family man," said Dallas fire chief Louie Bright III. "Dallas Fire-Rescue is wrapping its arms around the Harris family to provide comfort and support."
http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/texas/dallas-fire-rescue-captain-dies-in-west

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The best photo yet of the bombing suspect ==>http://twitchy.com/2013/04/18/crowdsourcing-at-work-photo-seems-to-show-bombing-suspect-leaving-marathon-blast-site/
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Real Hollywood Heroes: Charlton Heston Speaks at Harvard Law School (Video)

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That scares me to death, and it should scare you too, that the superstition of political correctness rules the halls of reason. You are the best and the brightest. You, here in this fertile cradle of American academia, here in the castle of learning on the Charles River. You are the cream. But I submit that you and your counterparts across the land are the most socially conformed and politically silenced generation since Concord Bridge. And as long as you validate that and abide it, you are, by your grandfathers’ standards, cowards.
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To the man blind from birth, Jesus, the light of the world, brought sight. To a hungry crowd of more than 5,000, Jesus, the bread of life, supplied more food than they could eat.

Beloved, know that today, Jesus Himself—not methods or principles—is the answer to every challenge you face in life!

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Hi everyone! Here's the MichelleMalkin.com newsletter for April 18th. Enjoy!

From the Blog

John Kerry: In tribute to Boston, crowd at Yankees game sang ‘Sweet Adeline’

We needed some comic relief this week, and today the role that usually played by Joe Biden is being filled capably by John Kerry...

Photos of ‘persons of interest’ in Boston Marathon bombing circulated

The New York Post obtained photos of two “persons of interest” that authorities are looking for as part of the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings...

Union that supported passage of Obamacare now calls for its repeal

A 22,000 member labor union that endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 and helped push for passage of the Affordable Care Act seems to be experiencing a wake up call...

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April 19Rama Navami (Hinduism, 2013); Feast of Saint Alphege (Western Christianity)
Burning buildings, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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