"Star Trek Into Darkness" has
warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to
Sunday, though it's not setting any light-speed records with a debut
that's lower than the studio's expectations.
The latest voyage of the starship Enterprise fell short of its predecessor, 2009's "Star Trek," which opened with $75.2 million.
premiering Wednesday in huge-screen IMAX theaters and expanding
Thursday to general cinemas, "Into Darkness" has pulled in $84.1
million, well below distributor Paramount's initial forecast of $100
million. The film added $40 million overseas, pushing its total to $80.5
million since it began rolling out internationally a week earlier.
The "Star Trek" sequel bumped "Iron Man 3" down to second place after two weekends on top. (continue at CBS News)
When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of
classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more
than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of
receiving the secret material.
They used security badge access records to track the reporter’s
comings and goings from the State Department, according to a newly
obtained court affidavit. They traced the timing of his calls with a
State Department security adviser suspected of sharing the classified
report. They obtained a search warrant for the reporter’s personal
The case of Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, the government adviser, and James
Rosen, the chief Washington correspondent for Fox News, bears striking
similarities to a sweeping leaks investigation disclosed last week in
which federal investigators obtained records over two months of more
than 20 telephone lines assigned to the Associated Press.
time when President Obama’s administration is under renewed scrutiny for
an unprecedented number of leak investigations, the Kim case provides a
rare glimpse into the inner workings of one such probe.
documents in the Kim case reveal how deeply investigators explored the
private communications of a working journalist — and raise the question
of how often journalists have been investigated as closely as Rosen was
in 2010. The case also raises new concerns among critics of government
secrecy about the possible stifling effect of these investigations on a
critical element of press freedom: the exchange of information between
reporters and their sources.
“Search warrants like these have a
severe chilling effect on the free flow of important information to the
public,” said First Amendment lawyer Charles Tobin, who has represented
the Associated Press, but not in the current case. “That’s a very
dangerous road to go down.” (continue reading at Washington Post)
The good news is that those who saw media reports of the Gosnell trial
lean more pro-life than before, the bad news is that thanks to media
bias not many people saw a media report.
According to an
Investors Business Daily/TIPP poll only 24% of total adults saw news
coverage of the trial of Kermit Gosnell but 42% of those who saw news
stories regarding the trial of the Abortionist say they now lean more
toward pro-life views than pro-choice views.
"The media's downplaying of this story was clearly reflected in the
poll results," according to Raghavan Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica
Market Intelligence, which conducted the survey. Those who did see or read media reports of the trial were far
likelier to be affected in the pro-life direction. Only 14% said that
because of the trial, they now lean more toward pro-choice views. Those whose view was not changed one way or the other by the Gosnell
trial totaled a sizable 41% — almost as many as those affected in the
Interestingly the poll showed very little difference between Men (43%) and Women (40%) shifting toward pro life.
A majority of those with some college — 57% — lean more toward
pro-life because of the trial, while 33% of those holding a degree
swerved in that direction.
Perhaps some of the future investigations will will receive more coverage, for example Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen
doctor Douglas Karpen is accused by four former employees of delivering
live fetuses during third-trimester abortions and killing them by
either snipping their spinal cord, stabbing a surgical instrument into
their heads or 'twisting their heads off their necks with his own bare
Other times the fetus was so
big he would have to pull it out of the womb in pieces, Karpen's
ex-assistant, Deborah Edge, said in an Operation Rescue video, which has
prompted a criminal investigation into the doctor.
'Sometimes he couldn't get the fetus out... he would yank pieces – piece by piece – when they were oversize,' Edge explained.
Karpen and others like him are being investigated. Sadly there are many
more Like Karpen and Gosnell to help sway public opinion.
(posted with permission, see other fine articles by Jeff here)
Hubby always said, any landing you walk away from is a good landing. Via the Last Refuge:
NEWARK NJ - US Airways flight with 34 people aboard was forced to make a dramatic belly landing at Newark International Airport last night.
Terrified passengers managed to escape the plane unharmed after the
plane’s pilot – named by witnesses as Edward Powers – performed a heroic
Video footage of the turboprop twin-engine plane coming down on the
runway showed a dramatic shower of sparks flying from its underbelly as
it scraped across the tarmac, however, miraculously no fire was started.
Emergency workers on the ground doused the plane in foam as a
precaution but it became clear that the actions of the quick-thinking
pilot had saved US Airways Express Flight 4560.
Well, here we are again, another charming variation on the evil Jew canard. Whatever it is, from famines and poverty, to wars and pestilence, the Jew is to blame.
UKIP Parliamentary candidate who rejoices in the name of Anna-Marie
Crampton has been suspended, pending an investigation, to the credit of
UKIP leader, Nigel Farage. Her misdeed? She aired the opinion on a
conspiracist site, 'Secrets of the Fed', that there are two types of
Jew; what she terms 'the real Jew' and 'the Zionist Jew', aka 'the
Rothschild Jew'. Apparently she loves the one and despises the other
with an undying hatred.
So far so good, not very promising, but we'll let it go.
However, she then descends Dante's gloomy stairway from the ridiculous into the airless realm of the obscene: Into the eternal darkness, into fire and into ice.
claims: "Holocaust means a sacrifice by fire. Only the Zionists could
sacrifice their own in the gas chambers." And the reason they did
this? So that the world would "feel so guilty and outraged....that a
Treaty would be signed to create the State of Israel as we know it
today." She maintains that the evil "Rothschild Jews" facilitated, nay,
succeeded in gassing, shooting, hanging and disposing of the remains of
6 million so-called "real Jews", a million and a half of whom were
children, so that a tiny nation could be established in the most violent
area of the world and in an area which has virtually no natural
resources whatsoever! 6 million innocents to gain this? And
the indecent concept that these mortal souls were really human
sacrifices offered up by their fellow Jews! The mind may reel in
horror but the heart sickens at such an outrageous proposal. On her
Facebook page she reaffirms, "It was thanks to them (the Rothschild
Jews) that 6 million Jews were murdered in the War." Could "thanks" be
something of a Freudian slip? I hope not.
Now, in case we feel
disturbed by her indelicate outburst, she goes on to assure us that she
is not anti-Semitic at all but that she is anti-Zionist. This, of
course, is a horse of a very different colour, isn't it? Isn't it? I
think not. Sam Westrop, director of Stand for Peace, said, "Time after
time, conspiracy and anti-Zionist sentiment is revealed to be nothing
more than thinly-veiled anti-Semitism." Hear, hear.
she doesn't tell us how to distinguish between the evil, mass-murdering
"Rothschild Jew" who will stop at nothing to achieve his ends, and the
benign, Tevye-type, "real Jew," nothing obvious to help us
recognise the counterfeit from the real, the malign from the harmless.
This is a grave oversight, just when she could have done us all a
favour, her batteries run low. I have to presume that successfully
distinguishing between the Jews is like the old adage about identifying
what is a weed and what a flower, cut everything down and whatever grows
again is a weed. This appears to be her line of thought: the ones that
died in the Holocaust were the good ones, the others were evil. They
survived because they were evil; they were evil because they
survived. I'm kidding, of course, but this woman has
a peculiarly pernicious turn of mind and I wish she would keep it to
The only certainty, then, that we have that the Jew is
good, that he is "a real Jew," is that he's dead. Am I being too hard on
Then, what about this. The "real Jew" is the one
who doesn't have the audacity to claim a place among the nations (this
is what has really got under her skin), he doesn't entertain unhealthy
ideas beyond his station, that he can claim that postage-stamp sized bit
of land just because his forefathers happen to be the only ones to have
ever really called it their homeland, and to all others it's
been nothing more than a byway to better places; until the Jew came,
that is, and made the desert blossom and then the passers-through
decided that they wanted it. No, the "real Jew" knows his place.
The stubborn fact that he has an unbroken tradition connecting him to
this particular patch of earth which goes beyond the Roman Empire, the
Greek, the Babylonian, the Assyrian, the Egyptian, means nothing, nada,
zip. The world will only suffer the Jew to exist with the proviso that
he "wanders", and keeps on wandering; if he stops too long anywhere, he
gets moved on, and that includes in Israel. We might let him stand for a
while with his face to the Wall, that's about all.
So, dare I suggest, that these are the ones who qualify as "real Jews" to Ms Crampton: the dead and the dying. Am Yisroel Chai!
(the People of Israel Live!) is an offence to this self-confessed and
boastful "Democracy activist, supporting peace, justice, truth, freedom
of expression." Why are these type of people always so toxic?
shocking as it may sound, I prefer the Palestinian muslim who at least
has the honesty to admit that he seethes with hatred for every single
Jew and will never rest until they are sent to oblivion and Israel is no
more. He has a quality which the self-congratulatory and dishonest
Anna-Marie lacks. He foams with hatred for every Jew, you won't convince
him that there are good Jews and bad Jews, no such nonsense crosses his
mind. To him, they are all descended from "apes and pigs." You know
where you stand with this hyena, not so with the slippery Anna-Marie.
more observation and I'm through. How do such people as this woman
presume to stand for high office? Her Facebook page is peppered
with conspiracy nonsense such as: acts of terror are perpetrated by the
FBI and CIA in order to gain control of the nation; HAARP, weather
control, strikes again; GMO's; GM grain; dead sea-lions; save the
Arctic; and, horror of horrors, "Israeli police use cuffed teen to calm
protests." We don't expect to see this drivel on the Facebook page of
somebody who aspires to a government position, however lowly.
suppose it happens to all erstwhile-great nations sooner or later.
Wasn't it Caligula who married his horse or made him a Consul or
something? Or did I imagine it?
Gateway Punit has the story, audio and video coming here.
From reliable sources: This happened to several Tea Party groups!
The source has this in writing. It states they wanted access to
everything the members had access to, which would be chats, email,
contact information, etc. The group raised less than $600. She was
targeted as early as October 2010.
Related… Central Texas 912 President, Maria Acosta joins Kristina Ribali from FreedomWorks to discuss being singled out by the Feds. The IRS asked for back-end access to their website. This is another creepy story of harassment and abuse.
This is a very interesting article by Sharyl Attkisson at CBS News.
It’s very long and covers different topics surrounding Benghazi, from
the decision not to deploy FEST to how the talking points came about.
The quote below talks about how certain anonymous White House
officials say that the missteps in Benghazi was less about malice and
more about incompetence. For instance, they claim that the reasoning
behind not deploying the counterterrorism unit known as FEST stemmed
from a misunderstanding of FEST’s role and ability. One official does
pin the decision not to send in FEST on Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy,
though the State Dept. would not admit to it.
If all of this is true in the report, the bottom line is whether it
was incompetence or malice, it’s completely and utterly unacceptable and
the truth should be made known to the American people.
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