Newsworthy 4-27-2012

There was so much going on, I decided it would require two posts this week to fit it all in:

Ron Paul on Fox Business w/ Neil Cavuto 4/26/12
Video (6 minutes): They are discussing budget cuts and delegate counts

Ron Paul on Austin, TX Fox affiliate 4/26/12
Video (7 minutes): Ron Paul discusses his strategy to get Texas delegates, and what a “Ron-bot” is…

Ron Paul 2012 Wins Majority Of Washington Delegates To Convention, Other States Expected To Follow
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Washington is now the third state, after Iowa and Minnesota, in which Ron Paul has locked up at least half of the state’s nominating delegates. In order to be officially entered in nomination at the Tampa, Fla., convention, he needs to secure half or more of the delegates in five states, and as of Thursday, he looks poised to grab a majority of delegates in other states like North Dakota and Maine in coming weeks.

Reality Check: The Truth About Delegate Numbers In Iowa and Minnesota
Video (5 minutes and 44 seconds): A sober look at delegate counts

Domestic Drone Use Slips Through Congress With Little Lobbying Opposition
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Congress quietly authorized the domestic use of drones this past winter, which the government says can be used for everything from law enforcement, first responders, and environmental monitoring. Drones have typically been used to kill people in Pakistan, Yemen, and beyond, and their domestic use could present problems for privacy and other civil liberties concerns.

Feds Spanked by Supreme Court Over Arizona’s SB1070 Immigration Law
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It’s a story which is being framed by the national media as “a racial profiling” issue, but in reality it is simply an issue of state’s rights versus the federal government’s desire to rule over them.

The US Supreme Court is currently hearing a Federal lawsuit against Arizona over the state’s controversial S.B. 1070, the results of which have not pleased the White House’s ruling party.

Images of Osama bin Laden killing not to be released, judge orders
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The government watchdog group, Judicial Watch, had requested that the defence department and Central Intelligence Agency release any pictures or video footage of the operation on 1 May 2011 that killed Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

CISPA Passes with Fourth Amendment Busting Provisions
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Sudden action on CISPA today signals that the House was instructed to pass the legislation despite overwhelming opposition. It was rushed to the floor a day early and quickly brought to a vote with additional amendments.

House Dem: Unemployed Will Vote For Obama To Keep “Their Benefits”
Video (1 minute 10 seconds):
Excerpt from site:
“We’re headed in the right direction. Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they’re not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training,” Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC’s Al Sharpton program.

“The idea that Republicans are trying to help those who are unemployed is nonsense and I think that on this election day, those who have a job can credit the administration for stabilizing our economy and those who don’t know that this administration is trying to put them to work,” he said.

Labor Dept. withdraws farm child labor rule after Daily Caller report goes viral
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Under pressure from farming advocates in rural communities, and following a report by The Daily Caller, the Obama administration withdrew a proposed rule Thursday that would have applied child labor laws to family farms.

Houstonians Revolt Over TSA On Buses
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Complaining of how their fourth amendment rights were violated, residents were joined by several prominent lawyers in an extraordinary backlash against the federal agency and local authorities.

Astronomers find new planet capable of supporting life
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Since the discovery of the first extrasolar planet in 1995, astronomers have confirmed the existence of more than 760 planets beyond the solar system, with only four believed to be in a habitable zone

University of Texas to get fluoride-free water fountains
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The University of Texas unveiled a plan to install two fluoride-free drinking fountains on their campus. UT heralded this plan as the “first in the nation,” but Texas State’s water fountains have always been fluoride-free.

10 Ways Attacking Iran Could Destroy The United States
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By all means and to every possible end the Pentagon has run their war game simulations. Israel has deployed their Iron Dome missile defense. Top military brass have given their assurance that the naval build up in Persian Gulf is absolutely certain to offset the threat of the Iranian Navy and mines being deployed into the Strait of Hormuz. The US and its allies have stopped importing Iranian oil and have been given full assurances by Saudi Arabia they will make up for the loss of Iran’s oil. Strike plans have been deployed to the dozens of military bases surrounding Iran. Hundreds of Tomahawk missiles have been given infrastructure targets and once they hit Iran’s defenses will be disabled. Thousands of Spy drones have been deployed and are monitoring every inch of Iran’s soil in real-time. Stealth Bomber has been given their flight plans with the B-52′s to follow. The media is in place to report. The stage is set and all systems are a go.

Bikini Girl With Machine Gun Defends Liberty
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Seen handling fully automatic firearms, she demonstrates she’s definitely not afraid to take matters into her own hands: “I have one of these because the government won’t and can’t protect you.”

See also: Anti-Gun Crowd Scared of Armed Bikini Girl
“If you don’t have one of these [guns] you can only throw rocks.”

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Newsworthy 4-26-2012

Who Is ‘Racist’?
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Whatever the ultimate outcome of the case against George Zimmerman for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, what has happened already is enough to turn the stomach of anyone who believes in either truth or justice.

An amazing proportion of the media has given us a painful demonstration of the thinking – and lack of thinking – that prevailed back in the days of the old Jim Crow South, where complexion counted more than facts in determining how people were treated.

Lessons Learned From the Trayvon Martin Shooting
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Today Zimmerman is now the target of a massive racially motivated hate campaign by mobs all over this nation. Zimmerman is now in danger wherever he goes since his published picture and name has given made him as recognizable as any celebrity. Zimmerman has a price on his head and a racist U.S. Attorney General that will do everything possible to persecute him. Zimmerman probably will not survive what’s in store for him.

Homeland Security Buys Enough Ammo for a 7-Year War Against the American People.
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(NaturalNews) As we recently reported, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), an agency that says its main purpose now is to thwart “homegrown terrorism,” has awarded a contract to ammunition manufacturer ATK for acquiring 450 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point ammo. You can view the announcement of the ammunition purchase at this press release: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/atk-secures-40-caliber-ammunition-co…

Our initial coverage of the story is at:

Many NaturalNews readers may not know this, but “hollow point” ammunition is never purchased for practice or training. This ammunition is purchased for the sole purpose of being used in active fighting. At the same time, it is a violation of the Geneva Convention to use hollow point ammunition on the battle field.

TSA defends pat-down of 4-year-old at Kansas airport
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.

Family Misses Flight After TSA Gives Pat-Down To Girl With Cerebral Palsy
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Dina, who is also reportedly developmentally disabled, is usually frightened by the procedure. Her family reportedly requests that agents on hand take the time to introduce themselves to her.

However, the agents on duty at the time began to handle her aggressively instead.

Air travel is difficult to the family due to Dina’s disabilities, but the nature of Monday’s inspection was especially traumatic for the child.

Marines Moving Women Toward the Front Lines
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In the coming months, General Amos said in an interview, the Marine Corps plans to assign about 40 women to 19 battalions of six different types: artillery, tank, assault amphibian, combat engineer, combat assault and low-altitude air defense. Infantry battalions, however, will remain closed to women.

A 90-year-old Woman turns the tables on Tyrannical cops
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When a belligerent Baltimore, MD cop forced his way into the home of 90-year-old Venus Green – sans search warrant, sans legitimate probable cause – and proceeded to ransack the old lady’s home, as well as the old lady herself, the old lady took action. As the thug scrum made its way into her basement, Green bolted the door – locking the thug in her basement, much to his porcine discontent. She later secured a $95,000 settlement from the city of Baltimore.

Washington sues Florida city over firefighter tests because, they claim, it discriminates against African Americans
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The lawsuit followed a more than two-year investigation examining Jacksonville’s record of promoting African-Americans for the ranks of lieutenant, captain, district chief and engineer dating back to 2004.

Infected PCs may lose Internet in July
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Most victims don’t even know their computers have been infected, although the malicious software probably has slowed their web surfing and disabled their antivirus software, making their machines more vulnerable to other problems.

8 Food frauds on your shopping list
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Food fraud — the adulteration, dilution or mislabeling of goods stocked on the shelf — is part of a growing trend of faux household goods . Although there is little data on the frequency of food fakery, experts say there’s growing awareness of the problem

‘Paleo’ Nutrition Blogger Will Go to Jail if He Does Not Recant
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Bloggers should understand this. They can offer self-testimony. They can link to other articles that report on health. But if they promote the information as recommendations, they are at risk. The establishment has passed laws against this.

Fluoride Can Damage Your Brain, Disrupt Your Bones, and Stain and Pit Your Teeth
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First of all, swallowing fluoride provides little or no benefit to your teeth. It works topically, and not particularly effectively at that. According to the findings of a groundbreaking 2010 study published in the journal Langmuiriv, the benefits of even topical application of fluoride are highly questionable. The study discovered that the fluorapatite layer formed on your teeth when you apply fluoride is a mere six nanometers thick. To put that into perspective, you need 10,000 of these layers to get the width of a strand of your hair! Scientists now question whether this ultra-thin layer can actually protect your enamel and provide any discernible benefit, considering the fact that simple chewing will quickly eliminate it.

Despite Losses, Ron Paul is Still Racking Up Delegates
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Paul’s forces are working hard to make sure that delegates who support him win places at the national convention by mastering the sometimes arcane rules and procedures that govern the states’ delegate selection processes. Paul is also actively courting Santorum supporters in a number of states, such as Iowa and Minnesota.

Ron Paul’s Delegate Haul in Primaries Strengthens Hand at GOP Convention
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Paul is focusing on accumulating delegates slowly but surely. As Rick Santorum noted in his CNN interview with Piers Morgan, “Ron Paul is working the delegates really hard. I can tell you that.” In fact, Paul’s strategy to work the convoluted process in caucus states has him in the catbird’s seat in states Santorum won on caucus night, like Iowa and Minnesota.

Obama Opposes CISPA, But Will Sign It Anyway – Get ready for another NDAA-style bait and switch
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President Barack Obama simply “can’t wait” to bypass Congress and use executive privilege to advance his political agenda, but even though his administration has expressed its opposition to the draconian CISPA bill, don’t hold your breath for a veto.

Obama Ban on Youth Farm Chores Part of Larger Power Grab
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Dredging up Dickensian horrors of child labor, the Obama administration has ordered the Labor Department to apply child labor laws to family farms. The new rules would make it illegal for children to perform a large number of labor tasks that have been performed by farm families for centuries. Traditionally, adults and children alike helped with planting and harvesting in the spring and fall, but the federal government is now determined not only to make this a historical footnote, but a criminal offense.

Ron Paul Wins Washington, On Track to Be Nominated at 2012 GOP Convention
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The Ron Paul “delegate strategy” seems to be working. And he could very well be nominated at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late summer.