Two 7 Year Old Twin Boys Beat Car Jacker With A Toy Snake Until He Lets Them Go

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Love this story, can’t you just see it?

Via Daily Mail:

A thief was forced to stop the car he had stolen minutes before and release the children in the back seat after the a pair of 7-year-old twins attacked the driver with a toy snake.

The car was taken from the home of Lucia Lozada in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday as the mother of the twin boys and a 1-year-old buckled in the back seat stood just a few feet from the vehicle.

The family was preparing to go to church and the children’s father had just run back inside the house to get a baby bottle when a man hopped into the car and drove off, thankfully with a backseat full of combatant kids who weren’t about to let their captor get away without letting them go first.

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Mooch Teams Up With Rapper Bow-Wow For Some Unknown Reason…

She’s so hip, or something.

Via WaPo:

On Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama and rapper-slash-actor Bow Wow joined 37 students from Chicago public high schools for a tour of Howard University, our colleague Krissah Thompson reports. According to the first lady’s office, Obama specifically requested Bow Wow for the event, an annual college visit called “Escape to the Mecca” — a nod to the university’s nickname “the mecca.”

“This isn’t bad,” Obama said as she stepped inside a dorm room in Frazier Hall where one enterprising student had the perfect product placement on her desk: a portfolio and résumé. During the sneak peek, Obama encouraged the visiting students to step in and look around too. “You might be living here. I’m just visiting,” she said.

As Obama made her way through Howard’s famous quad, posing for photos with the Chicago group, female Howard students inside the dorms shouted greetings through open windows. “Hi Michelle!!!” several young women screamed, prompting more fans of the first lady to also shout hello. “Michelllllle! First lady! We love you.”

Later that afternoon at a roundtable discussion led by Bow Wow, the rapper recalled his first time voting, casting his ballot for Barack Obama.

“I remember him saying how much they needed us, the youth. It’s us that’s going to shape this world and turn it around,” said Bow Wow. “Maybe the next president is right here in this room.”

The first lady said she was “very fond” of Bow Wow, whom she met during a 2013 appearance on BET’s “106th and Park,” the hip-hop talk show he co-hosts. She praised his commitment to education and encouraged the students to pursue higher education. ”No longer is high school the bar. That is not enough in today’s globalizing economy.”

Alabama Widows Lose Their Plans Because Of Obamacare

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Widows. More of Harry Reid’s “liars”, I’m sure…

Via Fox News:

As President Obama touts rising enrollment in ObamaCare and declares “this thing is working,” one Alabama county has reported another negative side effect from the law — widows of county workers getting dropped from their insurance.

A report by Huntsville-based WHNT said that more than a dozen widows of retired Madison County employees lost their coverage earlier this year.

They originally had been covered under the county’s self-insured plan. But, according to WHNT, officials learned that it would have been too expensive to keep providing that coverage and comply with the Affordable Care Act’s coverage mandates.

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Obama Admin Gives Iran $450 Million In Frozen Assets For Good Behavior…

Obama’s foreign policy in a nutshell.

(Reuters) – The United States has taken steps to release a $450 million (267.9 million pounds) instalment of frozen Iranian funds following a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifying that Iran is living up to its part of a landmark nuclear pact with world powers, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that “all sides have kept the commitments made” under the agreement. She said that “as Iran remains in line with its commitments,” the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China, Russia and the European Union “will continue to uphold our commitments as well.”

The report by the U.N. nuclear agency showed that Iran had – as stipulated under the November 24 agreement – diluted half of its higher-grade enriched uranium reserve to a fissile content less prone to bomb proliferation. Tehran has also continued to convert the other half of its stock of uranium gas refined to a 20 percent fissile purity, the IAEA report said.

Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution — A Factory Of Billionaires

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Communists who don’t abide by their own rules? What the hell is next?! Cats and dogs living together?

Via Jenny Blando:

Bolibourgeoisie: A portmanteau of the words Bolivarian and Bourgeoisie; a term describing the new bourgeois created by the Venezuelan government of Hugo Chávez and Chavismo, made up of people who became rich under the Chavez administration. (wikipedia.com)

At the time of his death Hugo Chavez and his family were estimated to be worth between 1 and 2 billion USD. Paradoxically, for 14 years Chavez consistently spewed anachronistic revolutionary propaganda, highlighting statements like ‘capitalism is bad,’ ‘end to the bourgeoisie,’ ‘rich people don’t work’ ‘rich people are lazy,’ and last but not least ‘the United States is evil’. Oddly enough Chavez, his family, and his buddies have all benefited from Imperialist influence.

With billions of dollars worth of refineries in the United States, and a network of CITGO gas stations; anti-imperialism coexists incongruously with profitable North American investment and business.

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The U.N.: What Is It Good For?

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Agenda 21 and pushing the global warming scam

Via Legal Insurrection

Is there anything that the U.N. does right?

I noticed a story earlier this week, Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide. The context for the apology is the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.

Former New Zealand ambassador Colin Keating issued the rare apology during a council meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the genocide and examine what has been done since to prevent new genocides.

The open session elicited praise for the U.N.’s stepped-up commitment to put human rights at the center of its work but widespread criticism of its failure to prevent ongoing atrocities in Syria, Central African Republic and South Sudan.

Keating was the President of the Security Council twenty years ago.

Of course, another U.N. official was in charge of peacekeeping operations at the time one million Rwandan’s were killed. His name is Kofi Annan. Despite his failure to prevent the genocide he was promoted to Secretary General of the United Nations. (There is even a Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre in his native Ghama. It’s as if he actually succeeded at his job. The job he’s good at is funding vanity projects.) To be sure Annan apologized for his failure ten years ago.

Two months ago, U.N. diplomat, Lakhdar Brahimi also apologized:

“I am very, very sorry, and I apologize to the Syrian people that…we haven’t helped them very much,” said Mr. Brahimi, the United Nations/Arab League Joint Special Representative, telling a press conference that while no date was set to resume the talks, he presented both sides with an agenda for the next round, “so that we don’t lose another week or 10 days as we have this time.”

And of course, the U.N. continues to do nothing to stop the carnage in Syria as the death toll continues to rise.

In addition to apologies, the U.N. is also good at condemning Israel, by appointing the likes of Richard Falk to judge and condemn the Jewish state. Falk’s successor has not been selected yet, but reportedly it will be Christine Chinkin who decided that Israel was guilty before being appointed to the Goldstone Commission. Though a vetting committed had unanimously recommended an American academic, Christina Cerna, for the post, the Arab League objected to Cerna, because she had not established her anti-Israel bonafides. United Nations Human Rights Council’s president Remigiusz Hencze deferred to the Arab League’s protest and rejected Cerna’s candidacy.

Dinesh D’Souza: Bundy Ranchers Faced The Real “Domestic Terrrorists”

Racist Fox Destroying Mooch’s White House Garden…

Via Daily Caller:

The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal.

The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties.

The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching.

President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls.

The bushy-tailed visitor first made his appearance at the White House just before the October government shutdown, the Journal’s Carol Lee reports.

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Iranians Carry ‘Death To Israel’ Signs As Rouhani Tells Crowd He Supports Dialogue

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Heinz Kerry and Obama believe him

Via JPost

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic had the might to deter any attacks as its military displayed a range of drones and missiles at an annual parade in Tehran, state television reported on Friday.

Chanting “God is Greatest”, troops paraded missiles carriers, some bearing banners saying “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”, armored personnel carriers and unmanned surveillance aircraft as well as small submarines with men wearing aqua-lungs alongside.

Unlike hardline predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rouhani did not use his speech to lash out at the United States and Israel, which Tehran refuses to recognize.

“We told the world during the (nuclear) talks and we repeat that we don’t support any aggression … We support dialogue,” Rouhani said in the live broadcast.

“We don’t attack any country and don’t want war but we will firmly confront any aggression against Iran,” he said, as helicopters and fighter jets flew overhead and parachutists landed in the parade area in the south of the capital near the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Rouhani, whose election in June paved the way for a major thaw in ties with the West, was referring to the talks with six major powers to hammer out a permanent agreement aimed at resolving the decade-old nuclear standoff.

Under a November preliminary agreement between Iran and the world powers, that took effect on Jan. 20, Iran is to scale back its nuclear activities in exchange for initial relief from international trade and financial sanctions.

The next meeting between Iran, the United States, France, Russia, Germany, China and Britain is set for May 13 in Vienna, where they will start drafting the final agreement.

Kidnapped Boy, 9, Gets Kidnapper To Let Him Go By Singing Gospel Hymn

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Check the link for video of the adorable little boy with great presence of mind.

ATLANTA — A young boy’s love of gospel music may have saved his life.

Earlier this month, police say a man kidnapped then nine-year-old Willie Myrick from his southwest Atlanta driveway. He allegedly drove the boy around for some time before dropping him off unharmed in East Point.

But Willie’s actions during those terrifying three hours are inspiring people around the country. Willie says he sang the gospel song “Every Praise” until the man let him go.

Thursday evening, community leaders held a meeting in Willie’s honor, celebrating his happy ending, but also telling other parents and children what to do if this happens to them.

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Barack Obama Welcomes Spring Weather With A Picture of . . . Barack Obama…

The Narcissist-in-Chief strikes again.

Lib Radio Host: Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity And Glenn Beck “Egged On” White Supremacist Who Attacked Jewish Community Center…

I wonder if Mike Malloy knows the guy ran as a Democrat on several different occasions?

HT: Right Pundit

Western Lawmakers Strategize To Take Control Of Federal Lands Within Their Borders

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That’ll put a kink in Harry Reid’s colon…

Via Fox News:

Officials from nine Western states met in Salt Lake City on Friday to discuss taking control of federal lands within their borders on the heels of a standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management.

The lawmakers and county commissioners discussed ways to wresting oil-, timber- and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart said it was in the works before this month’s standoff.

The BLM rounded up hundreds of Bundy’s cattle, saying he hasn’t paid more than $1 million in grazing fees he owes for trespassing on federal lands since the 1990s. But Bundy does not recognize federal authority on the land, which his family has used since the 1870s.

The BLM released the cattle after a showdown last weekend with angry armed protesters whom Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid referred to as “domestic terrorists.”

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Cliven Bundy and Golden Butte are just one part of a huge federal land grab for such things as solar and tortoises. The solar land grab isn’t just Nevada but covers vast parcels over six states. How many more “Cliven Bundys” is the government planning on making with that?

De-Escalation Off: US Deploys Troops To Poland

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Did General Breedlove force the Administration to take action?

Via Zero Hedge

So what part of “All sides must refrain from any violence, intimidation or provocative actions,” did the US not understand when they decided that deploying troops to Poland was in keeping with the four-party deal? As WaPo reports, Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine.

Polish minister: U.S. troops are being deployed to Poland. http://t.co/42sifm1GsK

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 18, 2014

Via The Washington Post

Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine.

That was the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited The Post Friday after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday.

Siemoniak said the decision has been made on a political level and that military planners are working out details.

There will also be intensified cooperation in air defense, special forces, cyberdefense and other areas. Poland will play a leading regional role, “under U.S. patronage,” he said.

So is that an escalation? or a de-escalation? or is it different when the US moves troops towards another nation’s borders?

As a reminder, we noted in December, Russia’s placement of tactical nuclear-capable weapons near the Polish border which at the time sent a very clear message of escalation (despite the, at the time, lack of New Cold War headlines). We wrote at the time,

Russia quietly has come through on its threat issued in April 2012, when it warned it would deploy Iskander missiles that could target US missile defense systems in Poland. From RIA at the time:

Moscow reiterated on Tuesday it may deploy Iskander theater ballistic missiles in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad that will be capable of effectively engaging elements of the U.S. missile defense system in Poland.

NATO members agreed to create a missile shield over Europe to protect it against ballistic missiles launched by so-called rogue states, for example Iran and North Korea, at a summit in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2010.

The missile defense system in Poland does not jeopardize Russia’s nuclear forces, Army General Nikolai Makarov, chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said.

“However, if it is modernized…it could affect our nuclear capability and in that case a political decision may be made to deploy Iskander systems in the Kaliningrad region,” he said in an interview with RT television.

“But that will be a political decision,” he stressed. “So far there is no such need.”

Looks like a little over a year later, the “political decision” was taken as the need is there. But why does Russia need to send a very clear message of escalation at a time when the Cold War is long over, when globalization and free trade, promote game theoretic world peace (or “piece” as the Obama administration wouldsay), oh, and when Russia quietly has decided to reestablish the former USSR starting with the Ukraine.

HT Getaclue

Video: 3 X 500 Pound JDAMs Hammer A Taliban Positon…

In the mountains of Bari Alai, Afghanistan:

Border Patrol Catches More Than 80 Illegal Aliens Hiding In Huts In McAllen, TX

Will we see a follow up on how many are deported?

Via The Monitor

Two-by-two, hands on the shoulders of the person before them, the immigrants marched through the field late Thursday afternoon to an awaiting Department of Homeland Security bus.

At least 80 people suspected of being in the country illegally encountered an unexpected stop — if not the beginning of their return south — on their journeys elsewhere into the United States.

U.S. Border Patrol agents uncovered a makeshift camp of tents and huts thatched from mesquite branches in the brush not far from an abandoned tennis club that workers were dismantling northwest of Sprague and North 10th Street in McAllen.

There, the immigrants — mostly from Central America — said they’d been holed up at least a week, receiving little food and a gallon of water somehow rationed among 35 people, according to agents and immigrants interviewed.

“We ate one burrito per day,” said Alfredo Espinoza Rivera, who said he left his hometown in El Salvador about six weeks ago. He said he paid $7,000 to a coyote to cross him into Texas and had lost about 40 pounds on his journey.

The 37-year-old man said he’d hoped to meet his father, a U.S. citizen, in Los Angeles.

Instead, he sat alongside 52 others as agents looked on, bringing bottles of water to share as they waited to be taken in for processing.

“I’m scared to go back to my country,” he said in Spanish. “There’s a lot of crime and it’s hard to live there.

“There’s no work.”

For Salvadorans like Espinoza, fear of the trip back coupled with economic hardship is a story echoed by the ballooning numbers of Central Americans who enter the U.S. through South Texas.

Border Patrol has apprehended more than 90,700 people in the Rio Grande Valley sector in the past six months, according to a recent report in The New York Times, up 69 percent from the year before. Most have arrived from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

A United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report released this month said Honduras had the world’s highest homicide rate in 2012, with El Salvador having the fourth-most and Guatemala ranking fifth.

That has prompted many migrants from those countries to request asylum upon their arrival and arrest by immigration agents in the United States, with more than 36,000 asylum claims from Central Americans across the country in 2013 — double the amount from the year before, the Times reported.

“Nationwide, you’re hearing more and more of the requests for asylums,” said Chris Cabrera, vice president of the local chapter of the National Border Patrol Council, a union that represents agents. “They’re afraid to go back to their country, so they get the catch and release,” into the United States while they await a decision on their asylum request.

The Valley’s influx of so-called OTM’s — “other than Mexicans” — ties up agents’ time processing them into area detention facilities, Cabrera said. Requests for asylum out of fear of returning to an immigrant’s native country require more investigation from authorities to attempt to verify the claim.

“The manpower involved with that, the hours involved with that,” Cabrera said. “It’s such a lengthy process which leads to more gaps in the border, which leads to what we had today.”

Border Patrol has recently deployed 500 new agents to the Valley to respond with the spiking influx of immigrants.

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Supreme Court Considering Whether To Hear Case Of NJ Requiring “Justifiable Need” To Carry Gun

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NJ will not allow you to carry unless you show a “justifiable need” for a gun. The man in this case carried large sums of money and was previously subject to robbery attempts. But he was denied a permit, that was not considered “justifiable need”.

Via Washington Times:

The Supreme Court on Friday will consider whether to wade into the escalating legal brawl over whether people have a constitutional right to carry a firearm outside of the home, as gun rights advocates push the high court to settle how far the Second Amendment goes in protecting the right to bear arms.

Justices will meet in private conference to weigh whether to hear a challenge to New Jersey’s mandate that citizens must show a “justifiable need” to carry a gun in public for protection.

Gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association, which has filed an amicus brief in the case, want the high court to strike down the law and go a step further by clarifying how far the Second Amendment goes in establishing an individual’s right to carry a firearm outside the home.

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In addition to the unconstitutionality of requiring a “justifiable need” to carry a gun, New Jersey officials have actually carried it a step further in this case than their own law would suggest. According to News 12, the officials actually said Mr. Drake, the plaintiff, didn’t have a justifiable need because he had other options, such as hiring an armored car to pick up the money at the ATMs, rather than go himself.

So “justifiable need” suddenly becomes “if that is your only option”, as decided by the State.

The decision as to who qualifies is thus wholly within the determination of the State.

If that is not patently unconstitutional, what is?

Brunei Says Non-Muslims Can’t Drink Alcohol Even While Abroad Under New Sharia Penal Code…

Via Borneo Bulletin:

ALCOHOL consumption in the public by non-Muslim citizens and/or permanent residents during their time abroad would be punishable under the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction of the Syariah Penal Code Order 2013, which will be implemented in Brunei on April 22. This was made clear by the panel of speakers at the Syariah Briefing conducted especially for the International Students Association in Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) yesterday.

However, it was said that for crimes that fall under the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction in Chapter 184 of the Syariah Penal Code of 2013, “It is not the local authorities’ responsibility to go to every other country in the hope of keeping tabs of these misconducts committed by citizens and permanent residents of Brunei”, essentially clarifying that those who have committed such crimes will be charged should a complaint be made against them by the nation’s citizens or permanent residents for their public alcohol consumption in countries outside of Brunei.

In relation to that, it was clarified at the briefing that private alcohol consumption among non-Muslims is not a crime, be it in or out of the country.

Jennifer Gratz Challenges Black Student To Debate Over U-M Admissions

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Catch 22. One student is denied admission because she doesn’t meet admission “standards” and wants to be admitted based on her skin color, another student meets admission standards but is denied admission based on her skin color.

Via Detroit FREEP

Brooke Kimbrough and Jennifer Gratz share this much in common: They both have been rejected for entrance to the University of Michigan and they both, at different times, have challenged the university’s admissions policies.

From there, the similarities turn into big differences.

Kimbrough, who is black and a senior at University Preparatory Academy in Detroit, says U-M admission policies should be flexible in admitting more minority students even if they don’t quite measure up to the school’s high standards on test scores and grade point averages.

Backed by the civil rights advocacy group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), the teen went public this week with her fight to be admitted to U-M with a news conference and rally on the Ann Arbor campus.

Gratz, who is white and graduated from Southgate Anderson High School, blames the use of affirmative-action policies for her rejection in 1995 for admission to U-M. She was put on a wait list while minority students with lower GPAs and test scores were admitted.

Since then, Gratz has become the public face of the battle against affirmative action in college admissions in Michigan — first winning a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2003 that threw out the use of racial quotas at U-M and then pushing a 2006 statewide ballot initiative that banned the use of affirmative action in college admissions.

In many ways, the two women personify the opposing arguments in the debate over the use of affirmative action to boost minority enrollment at the state’s leading university.

Kimbrough is trying to get her denial of admission reversed and to draw attention to the decline in the number of black students at the university. She and her supporters think the current minority enrollment numbers — just over 4% of the current student body is black — are way low.

Gratz thinks admissions should be color-blind and the best candidates should get in, no matter what race they are.

They have never met, but that could soon change. On Thursday, Gratz issued a challenge to Kimbrough to publicly debate the use of affirmative action.

“Ms. Kimbrough has publicly demanded that the university should discriminate against other applicants in order to accommodate her demand for preferential treatment based on her skin color,” Gratz said in a news release. “Her very public position contrasts with that of voters who adopted a ban on racial policies in 2006. I hope Ms. Kimbrough is willing to let Michiganders consider her position on this issue in a debate.”

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NYC Carriage Horses Aren’t Done Yet

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De Blasio has met static almost as soon as he assumed the position.

Imagine that, some in New York fighting leftist craziness, the world is turning on its head..

Via NY Post:

The day before Bill de Blasio was sworn in, he vowed that killing off the horse carriages would be among his first acts as mayor. “We are going to get rid of the horse carriages, period,” he said. “It’s over.”

Nearly four months later, not only is it not over, there will soon be counter-legislation in Albany. Westchester Assemblyman Gary Pretlow says he will introduce bills to maintain the number of horse-carriage licenses the city issues as well as declare what experts already tell us: It is not inhumane for a horse to pull a carriage.

The mere existence of such legislation tells us as much about the mayor’s competence as it does about horse carriages. Because if it passes, it will be the second time — the first was the state intervention on charters — de Blasio’s preference for ideological crusades over common sense had invited a thumping from Albany.

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