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Multiple detections and reports of Tornadoes also pictures on the weather channel of GRAPEFRUIT sized hail (possibly large softball instead)… either way … HUGE hail… — over a dozens states w/ damaging winds out in front of each strong cell.

This is the time to be aware of the possibility of severe weather — if you live in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania .. other states may be impacted on the East coast and North .

The future of this storm will depend on what occurs after sunset.

Keep in mind that IF severe weather continues overnight.. the storms will move further north/northeast/east — this means additional new areas will need to be alert of this possibility.

Intellicast

Dutch


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To see many images/videos as they happened see our LIVE Thread from the moment DFW was hit…

The audio does NOT match the video just FYI.. Not sure what was wrong with their stream but the video was of the previously recorded tornado in Arlington, audio was live. Sorry for the bad quality, its a screen recording. – Uploaded by Sheilaaliens

But you get the gist of ferocity…

Multiple tornadoes have been spotted in the Dallas Metroplex Tuesday afternoon. Many structures and buildings are damaged.

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Presidential bully tactics with High Court

Obama’s comments on the Supreme Court’s possible handling of ‘ObamaCare’ legally sound or a method of intimidation?


Obama’s ill-tempered cur act on Monday has already blown back in his face.

(CBS News) In the escalating battle between the administration and the judiciary, a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president’s bluff — ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law, according to a lawyer who was in the courtroom.

The order, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, appears to be in direct response to the president’s comments yesterday about the Supreme Court’s review of the health care law. Mr. Obama all but threw down the gauntlet with the justices, saying he was “confident” the Court would not “take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”

See Today’s:Allen West: Disciples of Alinsky preparing onslaught against nation’s highest court, typical Chicago style…

~ and background: { Deriding the Justices } Obama Declares War on Supreme Court

The only thing that’s unprecedented is the ObamaCare mandate forcing Americans to purchase a product approved by the government as the price of citizenship. Judicial review is just about as old as the nation itself. Well, the HHS mandate that kicks an executive branch jackboot through the First Amendment is unprecedented, too. I’ll grant that.

The panel is hearing a separate challenge to the health care law by physician-owned hospitals. The issue arose when a lawyer for the Justice Department began arguing before the judges. Appeals Court Judge Jerry Smith immediately interrupted, asking if DOJ agreed that the judiciary could strike down an unconstitutional law.

The DOJ lawyer, Dana Lydia Kaersvang, answered yes — and mentioned Marbury v. Madison, the landmark case that firmly established the principle of judicial review more than 200 years ago, according to the lawyer in the courtroom.

[Judge] Smith then became “very stern,” the source said, telling the lawyers arguing the case it was not clear to “many of us” whether the president believes such a right exists. The other two judges on the panel, Emilio Garza and Leslie Southwick–both Republican appointees–remained silent, the source said.

This could get very interesting, in that Chinese proverb sort of way.

For SCOTUS and us!

PJ Media

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WATCH LIVE

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Live: Multiple Tornadoes in DFW Tornado Emergencies issued in DFW

Watch my RT’s for warnings etc. as they are posted

Jason Bolton sent in this dramatic video of a tornado near the Kenworth facility on I-20 at Bonnie View in Lancaster

Lancaster Tornado by CBSDFW Video

via NWS Chat Dallas/Ft. Worth, screen capture of tornado near Forney, TX this afternoon

Tornado by Pitt Stop Cafe outside of Kennedale

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Flips 18-wheelers into the air in Dallas, Texas (Fox6 AL.)

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Tornado Sucks Up Tractor Trailers In Dallas Texas 4-3-2012 Raw

Tornado Sucks Up Tractor Trailers In Dallas Texas 4-3-2012 Raw Footage Tornadoes ripped through the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area Tuesday afternoon, launching tractor-trailers into the air as if they were children’s toys. As a tornado spun through an industrial area in Lancaster, Texas, about 15 miles south of Dallas, it wreaked havoc on a fleet of trucks, perilously tossing them dozens of feet in the air.

Severe storms brought golf-ball-sized hail and led to the touchdown of at least two tornadoes in the region. The skies darkened to a night-like level as the storms rushed in. A number of injuries were reported and homes damaged in the heavily-populated suburbs south of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Tornadoes On the Ground In Dallas Texas 4-3-12 Raw Footage

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Last night saw some very impressive dancing! The emotions were at a peek.

Katherine Jenkins , my favorite to date, dancing the Waltz with as much grace as when she sings…

Katherien Jenkins sings “Angel”

Maria Menounos Rumba

One of my top choices for the night…

Donald Driver Rumba

Jaleel White channeling Gregory Hines in the Rumba

Sherri Shepard dancing the Rumba

~ I know, I know ladies, so with honorable mention (although he does nothing for me) William Levy doing The Salsa…

~ My prediction who will go home tonight is a toss up between Melissa Gilbert & Roshon Fegan. Not that they were not good, everyone was good and better. But I do not see them getting the ‘popularity’ vote. ~ JP

Performance Recap:

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The Obama administration doesn’t typically run its agenda up the flagpole, but at a military base in Afghanistan, the soldiers did it for them. There, in the dusty desert of war, an Army outpost saluted the colors of the homosexual lobby by flying a rainbow flag in place of Old Glory. Back home in America, a woman named Nicole Jodice posted the picture on Facebook, praising her husband for promoting, not the stars, but these stripes.

h/t Fox Nation

Gay Pride Flags Raised Over US bases in Afghanistan

And the troops aren’t the only ones feeling the whiplash of the military’s new policy. Just three weeks after President Obama publicly apologized for offending the Islamic community with the accidental Koran burning, this base is pledging its allegiance to an act that is nearly as incendiary. Where is the concern now for angering Afghan Muslims, who vehemently oppose homosexuality? The issue is as much an issue of military security as it is of religious morality. After February’s accident with the Korans, American lives were lost. What price will we pay because some want to use the military to show their gay pride?

The decision to fly the flag is even more of a head-scratcher when you consider the Defense Department’s obvious scorn for the Christian cross. Last November, in Afghanistan’s Camp Marmal, soldiers were ordered to tear down a cross that marked the chapel’s entrance because it was, in Commander William Speaks’s words, “a distinctly religious symbol.” The camp’s occupants were stunned. “[S]eeing the cross is a daily reminder of my faith and what Jesus accomplished for me.” Yet the President, who couldn’t apologize for the Koran burning fast enough, never uttered a word.

Must read FULL article…

On MSNBC , liberal political activist Van Jones said that President Obama wouldn’t lose support from the black community even if he came out as gay.

During a segment on gay marriage, anchor Alex Witt asked Jones if Obama, “would lose some of the black vote if he did come out in support of gay marriage.”

“I think if he came out as gay, he wouldn’t lose the black vote,” Jones said with a chuckle. “President Obama is not going to lose the black vote no matter what he does.”

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~ Let us not forget…

Click image for Obama is Subjected To Blackmails AKA Da Chi-Town Bathhouse (September 2010)…

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~ PF find

by Congressman Allen West on Monday, April 2, 2012

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Already the disciples of Saul Alinsky are preparing their onslaught against the nation’s highest court, typical Chicago style intimidation tactics. Whatever happened to the fundamental premise of co-equal branches of government?

Recommends this read from WSJ:

After last week’s Supreme Court argument on ObamaCare, the political left seems to be suffering a nervous breakdown. Only a week ago, the liberal consensus was that the federal mandate to buy insurance couldn’t possibly be overturned. Now as panic sets in, the left has taken to mau-mauing the Justices by saying that if they overturn the mandate they’ll be acting like political partisans. The High Court’s very “legitimacy” will be in question, as one editorial put it—a view repeated across the liberal commentariat.

This criticism is itself political lobbying, as is clear from the fact that it mostly spares Anthony Kennedy, the likeliest swing vote. Liberals still hope Justice Kennedy will uphold all of the law, even as they audition the mauling he’ll get if he joins Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas in the ninth level of judicial hell. Chief Justice John Roberts is also being lectured that the case will “define” his career, though in six years he has already established a record as a careful consensus builder on the Court.

Overturn any part of the law, the Justices are being told, and your reputations will be trashed. The invitations from Harvard and other precincts of the liberal establishment will dry up. And, by the way, you’ll show you hate sick people—as if the Court’s job is to determine health-care policy.

This is the left’s echo of Newt Gingrich’s threat earlier in the primary season to haul judges before Congress when it dislikes their rulings. Remember the political outrage over that one?

No doubt the Justices will ignore this transparent attempt at political intimidation, but someone should defend them against the claim that overturning the law would be “judicial activism.” It’s more accurate to say that failing to overturn the mandate would be dodging their duty to uphold core constitutional principles.

~ Snippet…

At stake in ObamaCare is whether the High Court will ignore 225 years of constitutional understanding to ratify the federal government’s claim that it can force individual Americans to buy an insurance product—to engage in commerce—so it can then regulate all of the health-care market. The activism charge is a political canard intended to obscure these grave issues and intimidate the Court, and the Justices and the public would do well not to take it seriously.

Full article…

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h/t PF

The beef product known as pink slime or lean finely textured beef is displayed on a tray during a tour March 29, 2012, of the Beef Products Inc.’s plant in South Sioux City, Nebraska, where the product is made. (Image credit: REUTERS/Nati Harnik/Pool)

AFA Foods, a leading American processor of ground beef, has filed for bankruptcy, citing the wave of negative media coverage surrounding their so-called “pink slime” product.

The huge amount of media coverage that has recently been devoted to the Boneless Lean Beef Trimmings (BLBT), better known as “pink slime,” can be chalked up almost entirely to the attention of countless activists across the United States.

The USDA was a major purchaser of the pink slime product, recently purchasing some seven million pounds of the highly unappetizing product.

This pushed over 250,000 Americans to sign a petition online which demanded a complete stop to the use of pink slime in school food.

The USDA’s response was especially lackluster given the fact that even fast food chains who are infamous for using incredibly unhealthy products renounced the product.

This is hardly surprising given the fact that supposed regulatory bodies are increasingly run by those who they are supposed to regulate as evidenced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refusing to ban Bisphenol-A (BPA) as well as spying on the emails of employees who expose the agency’s malfeasance.

AFA Foods announced that they had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due to “recent changes in the market for its ground beef products and the impact of media coverage related to Boneless Lean Beef Trimmings (BLBT).”

Read the full report

~ and someone please tell Governor Brownback he can special order it:

The Kudlow Report…“Pink Slime Is ABSOLUTELY Safe! I Ate Some Last Night!” – Governor Brownback

~ I always wondered @ the color. It was not like from the butcher in the 60s. Never liked beef that was not red. Shoot I once ate it raw, the butcher giving me my ‘candy’ in a container :) It’s not so much the color, it is the citric acid and ammonia used to treat it that I object to. ~ JP

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San Diego, CA – “The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, citing serious concerns about equipment failures at the San Onofre nuclear plant, on Tuesday prohibited plant operator Southern California Edison from restarting the plant until the problems are thoroughly understood and fixed.”

by Alexander Higgins

The troubled San Onofre nuclear reactors are currently closed due to serious problems which threatens the lives of over 8 million people.

Apr 2, 2012 – A new television ad targeting Southern California Edison calls on residents to let the utility know that their families come first — and that it must not restart the troubled San Onofre nuclear reactors, which are currently closed due to serious safety problems.

The San Onofre nuclear power plant in California is currently shutdown due to serious problems the extent of which are being covered up.

The lives of over 8 million people in California are in real and immediate danger after radiation leaked from the tubes at the plan.t

As the plant’s operator, Southern California Edison, moves forward with plants to reopen the plant after assuring regulators the plant is safe to operator one of the nation’s top nuclear engineers issued a report last week revealing serious outstanding safety issues.

The report claims the operator is not being truthful issues at plant and concludes that the operator must be covering up more problems at the plant.

The report also says Southern California Edison has misled regulators changes made to the aging nuclear power plant and by failing to cite the differences about old and new steam reactors that could seriously compromise the safety of the reactors

In an attempt to raise awareness about the issues activists are spreading the word online and a coalition of concerned organizations are running a public service ad to alert the public to the seriousness of the issue.

The plan is to get people to tell their friends and family members and get them involved in raising awareness about the issue so they can combat the power and influence the nuclear industry has over our regulators.

This needs to reach critical mass so the public can demand in a voice of solidarity that the issues is properly addressed before the people in the Los Angeles and San Diego area find themselves living in the same level of radioactive nuclear fallout that the 20 million people in the Tokyo metropolitan area are living in now.

Enformable reports:

The ad parallels the threat from San Onofre’s troubled reactors with the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan — and notes that eight million Americans live within 50 miles of San Onofre, the distance the U.S. government advised should be evacuated in the Japan disaster. The ad urges residents to let the utility know that their families come first and that it must keep the reactors closed.

A report released last week by one of the nation’s leading independent nuclear engineers revealed serious unresolved safety problems with the steam generators at San Onofre’s two aging nuclear reactors and warned the problems could lead to accidents and significant radiation releases if the reactors are allowed to restart.

The paper also documented that Edison misled the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission about changes made to the reactors, failing to disclose differences between old and new steam generators that could seriously compromise the safety of the reactors.

“The Nuclear Regulatory Commission knows these reactors need to stay offline, and Southern California families know it too,” said Damon Moglen, climate and energy project director at Friends of the Earth.

“But Southern California Edison is pushing ahead. That’s unacceptable, especially after it was its deception that led to this dangerous situation.

People deserve better than to have their power company racing to restart dangerous nuclear reactors after one sprang a radioactive leak and when both threaten much worse.”

Enformable

Alexander

The Following is in depth data from Char:

From Orange County Register:

As workers began inspecting a leaky tube in one of the San Onofre nuclear plant’s reactors Thursday, federal regulators said more than 800 tubes in a second, offline reactor showed wear and thinning, although they are less than two years old.

~ San Onofre is not the only reactor in trouble. Illinois Emergency Mgmt. Agency testing air around Byron nuke plant, (near the Wisconsin border). So I wondered if it was a stretch that this is somehow connected to booms in Clintonville, WI. The distance between Roscoe, IL (near the border) and Sheboygan Falls, WI is 134 miles. Makes me wonder if the government is trying to stave off some damage from the Byron Plant. Dutch did mention a nuke reactor @ appox. 4:00 as a hypothesis in his Clintonville report.

For all of you near this location or any other, Char supplies these maps:

Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, March 29, 2012

NRC List of Power Reactor Units

You can use the Locater for Operating Nuclear Power Reactors

(by Location or Name)

Facilities (by NRC Region or State)

Complete Methodology: Most Vulnerable Power Plants

~ and for safe keeping it doesn’t hurt to have this on hand: Potassium Iodide KI tablets

A huge thanks to Char for providing all this invalauable information! ~ JP

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