Apr 152011
 
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~ Just Piper News Ticker… Look JUST to your right…

NOTE: When an image is present click on it for story…

— FOX…5 Killed as Severe Storms Hit Oklahoma, Arkansas (AP photo April 14: Storm clouds pass north of Kiefer, Okla.)

TUSHKA, Okla. — A powerful storm system produced a deadly tornado in southeastern Oklahoma and killed three people in Arkansas before moving into the Deep South early Friday.

— American Spectator…Conservative Leaders: No More Czars for the President – No More Czars for the President—It is a Bad Deal!

— NTI/GSN Japan Plant Emits More Radiation After Cooling Lapse…A destroyed area in the exclusion zone surrounding Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Radiation surged at a cooling pond in the severely damaged facility after workers stopped spraying water into the pool (Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images).

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan emitted a new burst of radioactive material this week after a bungled cooling effort apparently affected spent atomic fuel in the site’s No. 4 reactor cooling pond, the Associated Press reported

ALSO SEE: (see GSN, April 13) Japan Denies Withholding Evidence of Massive Radiation Release

:: Sandy Springs, Georgia: The City that Outsourced Everything ::

While cities across the country are cutting services, raising taxes and contemplating bankruptcy, something extraordinary is happening in a suburban community just north of Atlanta, Georgia.

Since incorporating in 2005, Sandy Springs has improved its services, invested tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure and kept taxes flat. And get this: Sandy Springs has no long-term liabilities.

This is the story of Sandy Springs, Georgia—the city that outsourced everything.

— American Spectator…Budget Deal Funds ACORN Wannabe Poverty Pimp Groups By Matthew Vadum

I found yet another reason for conservatives to hate the budget deal. The compromise spending legislation now before Congress funds ACORN-like radical activist groups to the tune of a whopping $680 million in fiscal 2011.

:: Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls ::

Hannah Giles exposing ACORN…

{Jaw Drop-State Run Media Reporting TRUTH?!} LA Times…Chicago lunch policy is a lesson on the nanny state, not good nutrition…
Some people can turn the most benevolent of causes into an ego ride of power and control. Like the various authority figures who have chosen to manhandle the typically constructive campaign to choke off America’s obesity epidemic.

– FOX McDonald’s Managers Charged With Selling Stolen Identities to Prospective Workers

McDonald’s Corp. restaurant managers in Savannah, Ga., were charged Wednesday with selling identities stolen from U.S. citizens to prospective workers — a case that federal authorities said shows the risks employers are increasingly taking to mask the hiring of illegal immigrants

:: Dispatch: The Arrest of China’s Ai Weiwei ::

China Director Jennifer Richmond discusses how the timing of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s arrest illustrates a change in the Chinese government’s behavior — as well as in increased foreign scrutiny — even at the expense of damaging its public image.

— CBS…Newburgh suicide mother told kids “We’re going to die together”…NEWBURGH, N.Y – Police believe Lashandra Armstrong of Orange County, N.Y. killed herself and three of her children by driving her minivan into the Hudson River Tuesday night – one child managed to escape.

– Business Insider…Some Interesting News Out Of Bolivia — Is Evo Morales Going To Do Something Desperate?…There were some jitters in some mining companies yesterday on reports that Bolivian President Evo Morales was threatening to nationalize the mines. JPMorgan explains what’s going on

– Heritage Gov. Scott Walker Goes to Washington

After standing off against union protesters in Wisconsin over collective bargaining rights, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) came to Washington today to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. His message? The reforms he is implementing in his state are necessary and “truly progressive.”

— FOX…White House Set to Pass Budget Bill That Sets Precedent on Endangered Wolves – The White House is poised to accept a budget bill that includes an unprecedented end-run around Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in five Western states — the first time Congress has targeted a species protected under the 37-year-old law. legal experts warn the administration’s support of lifting protections for the animals opens the door to future meddling by lawmakers catering to anti-wildlife interests.

– CFP…Obama’s ineligibility and Republican eunuchs

It is difficult to imagine a more obvious scam and a more pliable group of suckers. Of course, Republicans have always known that Barack Hussein Obama is ineligible to be President. Unfortunately, many Republicans have spent so much time in the hallways of power and in TV studios; they now mistake cowardice for statesmanship. The love for their lifestyle has outgrown their respect for the oath of office, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. The explanation of Obama’s ineligibility is so simple that even a liberal could understand it.

—> Stink-a-roos on the Obama eligibility front…Within one 24-hour period, there was Bill O’Reilly slamming those who question Obama eligibility on Fox News; Glenn Beck conspicuously off Fox and on radio shouting a loud demand for citizens to “stop with the damn birth certificate…stop”

Aisha Gadhafi, daughter of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, waves as she addresses Libyan people gathering at the Bab Al Azizia compound in Tripoli, Libya, (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

— AP TRIPOLI, Libya – From her father’s compound, struck by U.S. bombs exactly 25 years ago, Moammar Gadhafi’s daughter sent a defiant message early Friday: Libya was not defeated by airstrikes then and won’t be defeated now, she told a cheering crowd.

~ Oh the Irony!…

:: Life is Aisha The meaning of her name::

– FOX…{We all KNOW where Sadam sent his WMD} U.S.: Iran Secretly Helping Crackdown in Syria…Iran is secretly helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad put down pro-democracy demonstrations, according to U.S. officials, who say Tehran is providing gear to suppress crowds and assistance blocking and monitoring protesters’ use of the Internet, cellphones and text-messaging.

– AP…Thousands of protesters demand reform in Syria…BEIRUT – Thousands of people chanting “Freedom!” held protests in several Syrian cities Friday, demanding far greater reforms than the limited concessions offered by President Bashar Assad over the past four weeks, witnesses said.

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