Jan 142012

Before the video I wanted to tell you Ann-Marie Murrell attended the Red Carpet premiere of Runaway Slave (NOTE link will tell you all you want to know about this movie covered here in September 2010) in Westwood, CA. and covered the event for Patriot Update. On her Facebook she commented how we JUST Must see it when it comes out in March. One of the stars featured in the movie is Hermain Cain.

Mr. Cain with a group of awesome soldiers! — Ann-Marie

There is an urgency to bring the truth about the conservative principles of fiscal accountability and personal responsibility to the 95% of the Black community that feels beholden to big government liberalism. Today the PolitiChicks discuss the upcoming documentary ‘Runaway Slave’ and the impact it could have on the political landscape for both blacks and whites.


Jan 142012

IMO it is a joke simply because the popular vote doesn’t matter. The electoral college is a passe’ unknown entity. Get passed all that and you have Dead People Voting and Obama. Add to the mix, the RINO’s, corrupt politicans and what are you left with, mayhaps a handful of worthwhile ones to vote for?

Lest I forget, voter intimidation by thugs. Unions rule not voters. I am so very sick of voting either ‘against as opposed for someone. When will I get a candidate I can be proud to vote for? I actually have gotten physically ill, voting for someone JUST to avoid voting for say Obama. Where is my ‘Iron Lady’? I had hope with Sarah. I was excited about Herman and as all of you Patriots, I am waiting for another Reagan. ~ JP

Jan 142012

CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson takes a look at 11 more Solyndras that were part of Obama’s Energy program. Attkisson was one of the original reporters that uncovered the Solyndra scandal.

CBS News counted 12 clean energy companies that are having trouble after collectively being approved for more than $6.5 billion in federal assistance. Five have filed for bankruptcy: The junk bond-rated Beacon, Evergreen Solar, SpectraWatt, AES’ subsidiary Eastern Energy and Solyndra.

According to CBS News, Beacon Power, a “green energy storage company,” received $43 million from the government. Standard and Poor’s had given the project a rating of “CCC-plus.”

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Jan 142012

As expected, Standard & Poor’s on Friday lowered its credit rating on a host of European nations, including France and Italy.

“In our view, the policy initiatives taken by European policymakers in recent weeks may be insufficient to fully address ongoing systemic stresses in the eurozone,” the S&P said in a press release.

The ratings agency had warned back in early December that such downgrades were likely given the stress that remains on the European economy.

Germany, with the largest economy in Europe, was not downgraded.

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Jan 142012

ROME (CNN) — The Italian captain of the cruise ship that ran aground — killing three people and injuring 20 more — was arrested late Saturday and is being investigated for manslaughter and abandoning ship, said a local prosecutor in Grosetto, Italy.

The captain, Francesco Schettino, had been earlier interviewed by investigators in Porto Santo Stefano about what happened when the 4,200-passenger Costa Concordia struck rocks in shallow water off Italy’s western coast, said officer Emilio Del Santo of the Coastal Authorities of Livorno.

Authorities were looking at why the ship didn’t hail a mayday during the accident near the Italian island of Giglio on Friday night, officials said. The ship is owned by Genoa-based Costa Cruises.

“At the moment we can’t exclude that the ship had some kind of technical problem, and for this reason moved towards the coast in order to save the passengers, the crew and the ship. But they didn’t send a mayday. The ship got in contact with us once the evacuation procedures were already ongoing,” Del Santo said prior to the announcement of the arrest.

More here…

Scores of people are unaccounted for but may be at hospitals and shelters, officials say (100 American passengers aboard)

“We heard a scraping noise to the left of the ship,” a rescued passenger says

The ship was carrying about 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members

Rescue teams worked through the night to evacuate more than 4,000 people from the Costa Concordia, owned by Genoa-based Costa Cruises, after it ran aground off of Italy’s western coast.

See high-res images of the rescue

Authorities said earlier Saturday they believed everyone was accounted for, but that they did not have a definitive list of names.

The huge ship, which which is now lying on its side in shallow water, was carrying about 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members when it ran aground at about dinner time.

Passengers described how the lights went out and it then became clear the ship had hit something, prompting scenes of chaos.

Evacuation efforts started promptly but were made “extremely difficult” by the position of the ship, according to a statement on Costa’s website. Some passengers fell into the chilly waters during the rescue, Italy’s ANSA news agency reported.

“Fortunately the sea conditions have helped us, otherwise — given the high number of people to rescue, 4,231 — we could have had a completely different scenario: a real tragedy.”

The Concordia, built in 2006, was on a Mediterranean cruise from Rome with stops in Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari and Palermo, according to the cruise line. It was unclear how far into the cruise the grounding occurred.

Full Article…

Jan 142012

A similar bomb explosion exactly two years ago — Jan. 12, 2010 — killed Tehran University professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi, a senior physics professor. He was killed when a bomb-rigged motorcycle exploded near his car as he was about to leave for work.

In November 2010, a pair of back-to-back bomb attacks in different parts of the capital killed another nuclear scientist and wounded one more.

And in July 2011, motorcycle-riding gunmen killed Darioush Rezaeinejad, an electronics student. Other reports identified him as a scientist involved in suspected Iranian attempts to make nuclear weapons.

The latest blast is certain to bring fresh charges by Iran that the U.S. and allies are waging a clandestine campaign of bloodshed and sabotage in attempts to set back Iran’s nuclear efforts.

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