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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States


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” Putting the nation on alert against what it has described as a “highly credible terrorist threat,” the FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United States collapses of its own accord.

  Multiple intelligence agencies confirmed that the militant Islamist organization and its numerous affiliates intend to carry out a massive, coordinated plan to stand aside and watch America’s increasingly rapid decline, with terrorist operatives across the globe reportedly mobilizing to take it easy, relax, and savor the spectacle as it unfolds.

“ We have intercepted electronic communication indicating that al-Qaeda members are actively plotting to stay out of the way while America as we know it gradually crumbles under the weight of its own self-inflicted debt and disrepair,” FBI Deputy Director Mark F. Giuliano told the assembled press corps. “If this plan succeeds, it will leave behind a nation with a completely dysfunctional economy, collapsing infrastructure, and a catastrophic health crisis afflicting millions across the nation. We want to emphasize that this danger is very real.”

“ And unfortunately, based on information we have from intelligence assets on the ground, this plot is already well under way,” he added.”

The Onion has all the details on this nefarious plot


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Crucial Military Satellite Systems Are Vulnerable To Hacking



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” A range of crucial satellite systems manufactured by some of the world’s biggest government contractors contain severe vulnerabilities that could be exploited to disrupt military operations and flight-safety communications, researchers have warned.

  Security consultancy IOActive says it has uncovered various vulnerabilities in software and ground-based satellite systems manufactured by British suppliers Cobham and Inmarsat. US firms Harris Corporation, Hughes and Iridium were also said to have produced vulnerable kit, alongside Thuraya, a UAE provider, and Japan Radio Company.

  The US Computer Emergency Response Team based in Carnegie Mellon University, which is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, warned about a handful of the vulnerabilities in January.

  But on Wednesday information on more alleged weaknesses was released, amid growing concern the contractors are ignoring the threats. The latest report from IOActive suggested there were some easily hackable systems, many of which were designed for keeping aircraft, ships and army personnel safe.”


The Guardian has more








Bloomberg’s $50 Million Anti-Gun Campaign Starts Off With A Video Trying To Scare You And Your Kids





” Michael Bloomberg has pledged to pour 50 million dollars into his new gun control advocacy group, Everytown. The goal is to create a grass roots network of concerned mothers, mayors and Hollywood celebrities that can work to persuade Congress as effectively as the pro-gun lobby.”


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Florida Teacher Accused Of Ordering Students To Attack Classmate







” A Florida teacher was fired this week after she was accused last year of ordering a group of eighth grade boys to attack a younger student, according to WPTV.

  Security camera footage shows a woman identified as former Port St. Lucie teacher Dru Dehart pointing a seventh grade boy out to a group of six eighth students. Moments later, the teens pounce on the younger boy.

  WPTV is reporting that Radravious Williams had threatened Dehart that day, hence why she allegedly ordered the older boys to attack him in March.”

More here

62 Percent Of Americans Say They Favor A Flat Tax







” The latest Reason-Rupe poll asked Americans if they would support or oppose changing the federal tax system to a flat tax, where everyone pays the same percentage of his or her income, finding that 62 percent favor the flat tax and 33 percent are opposed. When asked where they would set the flat tax, the average response was 15 percent.

  This reflects another recent Reason-Rupe poll finding that 67 percent of Americans say it is “not the responsibility of the government to reduce the differences in income between people with high incomes and those with low incomes,” while 29 percent say it is.

  Strong support for a flat tax extends across income groups (62 percent) among those making less than $30,000 a year and 73 percent among those making more than $110,000 a year. Similarly across education groups and age groups, 6 in 10 say they support the flat tax.”

Contrary to media memes and their class-warfare compatriots on the Left , the rich do pay a higher percentage of taxes …

” Urban Institute data reports that in fact, the wealthy do pay a higher tax rate than the middle class. Average effective federal tax rates in 2011, as a percentage of adjusted gross income find the following (after tax credits):

Lowest Income Quintile: -5.8%

Second Quintile: 1.3%

Middle Quintile: 9.2%

Fourth Quintile: 12.9%

Top Quintile: 20.6%

The “1 Percent” pay 25.3%” “

Reason has more

The US Is An Oligarchy, Study Concludes







” The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded.

  The report, entitled Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, used extensive policy data collected from between the years of 1981 and 2002 to empirically determine the state of the US political system.

  After sifting through nearly 1,800 US policies enacted in that period and comparing them to the expressed preferences of average Americans (50th percentile of income), affluent Americans (90th percentile) and large special interests groups, researchers concluded that the United States is dominated by its economic elite.

  The peer-reviewed study, which will be taught at these universities in September, says: “The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.”

  Researchers concluded that US government policies rarely align with the the preferences of the majority of Americans, but do favour special interests and lobbying organizations: “When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organized interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the US political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favour policy change, they generally do not get it.”








Video Shows Cops May Have Lied On the Stand


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” The dramatic revelation that five officers had allegedly lied on the witness stand in a Glenview drug case, has called into question dozens of other cases which the officers have pending.

  The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office will only say it is reviewing the matter, but privately, authorities are clearly concerned about a case which fell apart, when the officers were confronted with a video which contradicted their sworn testimony.

  That moment came two weeks ago, when the officers, three from Chicago and two from Glenview, testified at the Skokie courthouse, in the case of a drug suspect named Joseph Sperling.”

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State Government Dependence On Federal Funding Growing At Alarming Rate



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Only 11 states depended on the federal government for more than one-third of their total revenues in 2001. By 2012, 24 states found themselves in this situation.

  State-by-state data from the U.S. Census Bureau, compiled by the State Budget Solutions nonprofit, illustrates the trend of increasing state dependence on federal financial assistance.

  Forty-one of the 50 states have become more dependent on the federal government since 2001 — with federal dollars accounting for an increasing share of their total revenues.

  This trend of increased state dependency on Washington reduces state and local control, while threatening the states’ long-run autonomy.

  The reason is that with federal patronage comes federal leverage. The original Obamacare plan, for example, was to force states to expand Medicaid by threatening them with loss of all federal matching Medicaid funds if they refused.”


Story continues at The Examiner








Disabled Boy Records Bullies Tormenting Him, Police Charge Him With Illegal Wiretapping






” After a disabled special education child tried to record how bullies were tormenting him at school, the police in Pennslyvania responded by slapping him with the charge of felony wiretapping.

  Back in 2012, the Huffington Post documented the new trend of parents having their disabled children wiretapped based upon abuse from teachers and bullying students alike. Although some organizations like the National Autism Association “strongly suggest” using recording devices if they suspect a problem, others like the National Association of Special Education Teachers say that secret recordings are a bad idea based upon legal issues and the privacy rights of other children. In the worst case scenario, the children being bullied might themselves get in trouble under the law. Unfortunately, this is apparently exactly what happened.

  The disabled boy in this new incident was not named specifically, but his mother’s name is Shea Love, and she did not demand that her son record what the bullies were allegedly doing to him. The 15-year-old boy was previously diagnosed with a comprehension delay disorder, ADHD, and an anxiety disorder. The boy claims he was constantly being bullied at his school, and in order to prove to his mother that he “wasn’t lying” he decided to use his school-issued iPad to record the bullying: “

Continued at The Inquisitor

Feds Accused Of Leaving Trail Of Wreckage After Nevada Ranch Standoff

BLM Trash

” The federal agency that backed down over the weekend in a tense standoff with a Nevada rancher is being accused of leaving a trail of wreckage behind. 

  Fox News toured the damage — allegedly caused by the Bureau of Land Management — which included holes in water tanks and destroyed water lines and fences. According to family friends, the bureau’s hired “cowboys” also killed two prize bulls. 

” They had total control of this land for one week, and look at the destruction they did in one week,” said Corey Houston, friend of rancher Cliven Bundy and his family. “So why would you trust somebody like that? And how does that show that they’re a better steward?” 

  The BLM and other law enforcement officials backed down on Saturday in their effort to seize Bundy’s cattle, after hundreds of protesters, some armed, arrived to show support for the Bundy family. In the end, BLM officials left the scene amid concerns about safety, and no shots were fired. “


FBI Visiting Gun Shops To Investigate “People Talking About Big Government”







” In keeping with the tradition of the FBI’s position on gun rights, it appears the Bureau is working overdrive to monitor and harass gun owners and the gun shops that sell to them.

  While government surveillance of gun purchases and gun owners is nothing new, a recent visit by an FBI Counterterrorism agent to a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop has only reinforced the knowledge that the U.S. government is growing more and more concerned by the prospect of a well-armed populace – particularly one that prefers to live without constant government interference in their personal lives.

  While the narrative surrounding “counterterrorism” operations used to eviscerate civil liberties after 9/11 was initially based upon the threat of Muslim fundamentalists, that narrative has clearly shifted to a focus on gun owning, law-abiding American citizens – both those who are politically active and those who are blissfully ignorant of current events.

  For many, this shift of focus has been quite the surprise. Thus, when the Columbia, South Carolina gun shop in question was approached by an FBI counterterrorism agent on Monday, April 14, the individuals who spoke with him were somewhat alarmed to realize that the agent’s concern was not fundamentalist Muslims but Americans who promote small government.

  According to an individual who was present during the visit (this person will remain anonymous for obvious reasons), the agent pulled up in a regular vehicle in plain clothes and took a look around the shop as if he were considering a purchase before approaching the staff and announcing that he was with the FBI Counterterrorism unit.

“ Never in a million years would I have thought this guy was a fed,” said the witness. “He was in a completely normal vehicle. Regular clothes. Everything. I would have thought this guy was just some downhome country boy.” “

Read it all at SHTFPlan


Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag







” Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school.

  Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school.

  The students were initially suspended for 10 days, but Cregan decided Tuesday they won’t be allowed back, Brown reported.

  Cregan wrote a letter to parents saying the use of any symbols “designed to revive past injustices or to inflame discrimination or racial intolerance, is completely unacceptable and profoundly offensive,” Newsday reported.

  The students haven’t explained why they did it. St. Anthony’s is a private Catholic school and isn’t bound by the First Amendment right to free speech.

  Still, the New York Civil Liberties Union said all people should be able to express their views freely, even the offensive ones.

“ Our motto is more speech, not censorship or punishment,” NYCLU director Donna Lieberman told Brown. “Helping children understand the impact of this patently offensive expressive activity.” “


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86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers



Entitlement Nation





” Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000.
  That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and did it week after week after week.

  These are the people who built America, and these are the people who can sustain it as a free country. The liberal media have not made them famous like the polar bear, but they are truly a threatened species.”



Have a look at the numbers …



” In 2012, according to the Census Bureau, approximately 103,087,000 people worked full-time, year-round in the United States. “A full-time, year-round worker is a person who worked 35 or more hours per week (full time) and 50 or more weeks during the previous calendar year (year round),” said the Census Bureau. “For school personnel, summer vacation is counted as weeks worked if they are scheduled to return to their job in the fall.”

  Of the 103,087,000 full-time, year-round workers, 16,606,000 worked for the government. That included 12,597,000 who worked for state and local government and 4,009,000 who worked for the federal government.

  In the last quarter of 2011, according to the Census Bureau, approximately 82,457,000 people lived in households where one or more people were on Medicaid. 49,073,000 lived in households were someone got food stamps. 23,228,000 lived in households where one or more got WIC. 20,223,000 lived in households where one or more got SSI. 13,433,000 lived in public or government-subsidized housing.”


   Anyone can do this math , the system is unsustainable … The question is , ” By accident or by design ? ”

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Why Police Recover More Guns In Chicago Than Any Other City


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” It’s not news that Chicago has a gun problem. But that doesn’t make it any more palatable for Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a firm believer in systems management and improved gun laws as he works to reduce crime in the city.

“ We recover more guns than any city in the country every single year,” McCarthy said.

  McCarthy, who took over as head of the Chicago Police Department in 2011, by way of the New York and Newark, N.J., Police Departments, is confident that state laws and enforcement efforts directly correlated to lowered crime in those cities.

  Specifically New York, he says, has five laws, which Illinois doesn’t, that reduced gun seizures, gun arrests, murders and incarceration.”

  McCarthy is a Tool who does nothing but blame guns for his and the city government’s failure to bring any kind of order to Chicago. Read more here

From One Of Our Favorite Pages – CopBlock



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Silent Farewell – BIZARRE Sketch With John Byner




Published on Apr 16, 2012

” Closing sketch to a Bizarre show from the early ’80s. Of course I had to censor this for YouTube.”









Sean Hannity’s Exclusive Video At The Bundy Ranch




Published on Apr 15, 2014

” Producers from the Sean Hannity Show were at the Bundy Ranch during the tense stand-off between the ranchers and the BLM bullies.”










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” Search the Constitution and you will find no power granted to the legislative branch to make laws governing agriculture, housing, medicine, energy, private ownership or weapons, and a great deal more.”









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Today In The Past




858 - Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1397 - Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as when the book’s pilgrimage to Canterbury starts.

1492 - Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies




1524 - Giovanni Verrazano,  Florentine navigatordiscovers New York Harbor







1534 - Sir Thomas More confined in London Tower

1555 - Siena surrenders for Spanish troops

1629 - 1st commercial fishery established

1793 - Battle of Warsaw

1797 - Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions to Spanish territories in America.

1808 - Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

1817 - 1st US school for deaf (Hartford, Conn)

1824 - Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40′N

1853 - US Marine Hospital at Presidio (SF) forms

1861 - Indianola TX – “Star of West” taken by Confederacy

1861 - Virginia is 8th state to secede




1863 -  Grierson’s Raid : La GrangeTN to Baton RougeLA






1864 - Battle of Plymouth, NC

1864 - Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia

1864 - Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges

1865 - Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Lincoln’s assassination

1875 - “Snooker” (variation of pool) invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain

1895 - Treaty of Shimonoseki signed, ends 1st Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)

1900 - 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession

1905 - US Supreme court judges maximum work day unconstitutional

1905 - The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the “right to free contract” was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

1907 - Ellis Island, NY-11,745 immigrants arrive

1912 - 1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson’s “Ragging The Baby To Sleep”)

1920 - American Professional Football Association forms (NFL)

1924 - Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form MGM

1932 - Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

1934 - New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5

1937 - Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut

1939 - Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1941 - British troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis

1941 - Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)

1941 - World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.

1942 - 12 Lancaster bombers strike MAN-factory in Augsburg

1942 - Operations begin to destroy Sobibor Concentration Camp

1942 - POW French General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung Königstein.

1943 - Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

1945 - 8th Air Force bombs Dresden

1945 - Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan

1945 - US troops lands in Mindanao

1947 - Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

1951 - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle’s 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

1953 - Mickey Mantle hits a 565′ (172 m) HR in Wash DC’s Griffith Stadium

1956 - Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament

1958 - Brussel’s (Belgium) World Fair opens

1961 - 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro

1964 - Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)

1964 - Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world

1967 - Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off

1967 - Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20

1969 - Bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons

1969 - Czechoslovakia’s Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed

1969 - Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy

1969 - The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert

1970 - Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help

1972 - 1st Boston Women’s Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26

1972 - 76th Boston Marathon won by Olavi Suomalainen of Finland in 2:15:39

1973 - 2nd Boston Women’s Marathon won by Jacqueline Hansen of CA in 3:05:59

1973 - 77th Boston Marathon won by Jon Anderson of Oreg in 2:16:03




1973 - German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded.







1974 - Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA

1974 - Moslem fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis Egypt

1975 - Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)

1975 - Phnom Penh fell to Communist insurgents, ending Cambodia’s 5-year war

1978 - 63,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)

1978 - 7th Boston Women’s Marathon won by Gayle Barron of Ga in 2:44:52

1978 - 82nd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:10:13

1978 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sagan for “Dragons of Eden”

1982 - Canada adopts its constitution

1983 - Grete Waitz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)

1983 - In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters

1983 - India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket

1983 - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter

1983 - Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs Rangers Rangers 7-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-1 lead Wayne Gretzky scores 7 goals in one Stanley Cup playoff game

1986 - IBM produces 1st megabit-chip

1986 - Netherlands & Scilly Islands sign peace treaty (war of 1651)

1986 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Larry McMurtry for “Lonesome Dove”

1987 - Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points

1989 - 18th Boston Women’s Marath won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Nor in 2:24:33

1989 - 93rd Boston Marathon won by Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia in 2:09:06

1989 - Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week

1990 - Gas explodes on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die

1991 - Dow Jones closes above 3,000 for 1st time (3,004.46)

1991 - Railroad workers go on strike in US

1993 - Police officers found guilty of violating Rodney Kings civil rights

1995 - 24th Boston Women’s Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:25:11

1995 - 99th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya in 2:09:22

1997 - John Bell, 115, recieves new pacemaker

2002 - Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War.

2012 - The St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe’s oldest intact book, purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds






1278 - Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)

1539 - Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)

1586 - John Ford, English dramatist (‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore)

1598 - Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)

1620 - Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700)

1710 - Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (d. 1767)

1741 - Johann Gottlieb Naumann, composer




1741 - Samuel Chasesupreme court justice (signed Decl of Ind)





1788 - Joseph Gilbert Totten, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1864

1798 - Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (d. 1840)

1809 - Philip St George Cocke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1861

1813 - Henry Washington Benham, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1884

1827 - French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp)

1837 - John Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel)

1845 - Isabel Barrows, US, editor/penologist (Conference on Negro Question)

1849 - William R. Day, American diplomat and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1923)

1863 - Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician (d. 1940)

1866 - Ernest Starling, British physiologist (d. 1927)

1885 - Karen Blixen-Finecke, [pen name Isak Dinesen], Danish writer (Out of Africa)

1895 - Bert Wheeler, actor (Nitwits, Hold ‘em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers)

1896 - Senor Wences, ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet)

1897 - Thornton N Wilder, US, novelist/playwright (Our Town)

1904 - Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Story of Louis Pasteur)

1905 - Arthur Lake, Corbin Ky, actor (Dagwood-Blondie)


1915 - Joe FossAmerican WWII USMC ace pilot and Medal Of Honor recipient (d. 2003)










1916 - David Stafford-Clark, psychiatrist

1916 - Donald Gibson, British vice-admiral

1916 - Sirimavo Bandaranaike, world’s 1st woman PM (Sri Lanka, 1960..77)

1918 - Anne Shirley, UK, actress (Devil & Daniel Webster, Stella Dallas)




1918 William HoldenIllactor (Stalag 17Bridge Over River KwaiSOB)







1921 - Donald Barron, CEO (Midland Bank)

1923 - Harry Reasoner, Dakota City Iowa, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS)

1923 - Lloyd Biggle Jr, US, sci-fi author (Silence is Deadly)

1923 - Norman Potter, cabinetmaker designer/writer

1926 - G M Hughes, professor/zoologist

1928 - Cynthia Ozick, US, author (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories)

1929 - James Last, orchestra leader/composer/arranger

1930 - Chris Barber, jazz trombonist

1934 - Don Kirshner, rock & roll producer (invented bubblegum music)

1936 - Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)




1937 - Daffy Duckanimated character







1937 - Eduard N Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut

1939 - Robin Knox-Johnston, yachtsman

1943 - Roy Estrada, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)

1946 - Clare Francis, yachtswoman/novelist (Come Hell or High Water)

1948 - Jan Hammer, composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice)

1949 - Heini Hemmi, Switzerland, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1976)

1951 - Olivia Hussey, Buenos Aires, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile)

1952 - Željko Ražnatović, Serbian warlord (d. 2000)

1954 - Riccardo Patrese, driver (Grand Prix)

1954 - Michael Sembello, American musician

1955 - Pete Shelley, vocal/guitar (Buzzcocks-Going Steady, Love Bites)

1956 - Pillow, [Therese Joan Bell], California, bodybuilder (Gold Classic 1983)

1957 - Nick Hornby, English author

1959 - Sean Bean, English actor (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, A Game of Thrones)

1959 - Teri Austin, Toronto Canada, actress (Terminal Choice, Knots Landing)

1961 - Boomer Esiason, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals)

1962 - Nancy Hogshead, Iowa City, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)/model (jockey)

1964 - Raye Hollit, American Gladiator (Zap)

1966 - Lela Rochon, actress (Waiting to Exhale)

1967 - Liz Phair, American musician/songwriter

1969 - Alexander McQueen, fashion designer

1972 - Jennifer Garner [Affleck], Houston, Texas. American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias)

1972 - Claire Sweeney, English actress

1973 - Brett Maher, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics-96)

1974 - Victoria Beckham [Adams], Harlow, Essex, English singer (Posh Spice-Spice Girls)

1976 - Nadine Thomas, Miss Jamaica Universe (1997)

1976 - Monet Mazur, American actress and musician

1978 - Jason White, Scottish rugby player

1981 - Ryan Raburn, American baseball player





326 - Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria

485 - Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]

617 - Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg

818 - Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies

858 - Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies

1080 - King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)

1272 - Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59

1427 - Jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies

1574 - Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies

1630 - Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies

1680 - Kateri Tekakwitha, first American Indian to receive beatification (b. 1656)

1761 - Thomas Bayes, English mathematician




1790 - Benjamin FranklinUS, (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84







1799 - Richard Jupp, English architect (b. 1728)

1835 - William Henry Ireland, forger (Shakespearean manuscripts), dies

1838 - J Schopenhauer, writer, dies at 71

1843 - Samuel Morey, American inventor (b. 1762)

1863 - Daniel Smith Donelson, Confederate general/cousin of Andrew Jackson, dies at 61

1882 - George Jennings Sanitary engineer (b. 1810)

1941 - Al Bowlly, British dance band vocalist (b. 1899)

1942 - Jean Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)

1945 - Hannie Schaft, “Girl with red hair,” executed

1945 - Walter Model, German fieldmarshal, commits suicide at 54

1960 - Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash

1967 - Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)

1968 - Margaret Seddon, dies at 95

1974 - Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose

1976 - Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)

1983 - Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies

1983 - Mark W Clark, US general (WW II), dies at 87

1987 - Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at 36




1987 - Dick Shawncomedian (Producers), dies on stage at 57





1988 - Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90

1990 - Ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies

1992 - Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure

1996 - Jose Luis Lopez Aranguren, philosopher, dies at 86

1997 - Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78

1998 - Linda McCartney, American-born wife of Paul McCartney (b. 1941)

2003 - Robert Atkins, American dietician (b. 1930)

2003 - Paul Getty, American-born philanthropist (b. 1932)




2003 - Earl KingAmerican musician and songwriter (b. 1934)






2003 - Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (b. 1910)

2007 - Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality (b. 1910)

2008 - Danny Federici, organ player for E-Street Band (b. 1950)










Joe Biden Tells Boston Marathon Survivors It Was Worth It





Published on Apr 15, 2014

” We are all used to Vice President Joe Biden and his gaffes but this one makes you cringe a bit. At the one year gathering of the Boston marathon tragedy his words did not fit the occasion.”









Jesse Parent – From Button Poetry




Published on Apr 5, 2014

” Performing during the Coaches Slam at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Find out more about Jesse at

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About Button:

  Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry.

  We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry’s audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.”


HT/The Blaze








‘Hucksters Rely On Us As Their Welfare’




“ See, my theory of government is really simple. It’s all about the street. Government should keep things off the street – thugs, the insane, invading armies – and keep things on the street – like cement and lamp posts. Everything else, we can handle, which is why I’m bummed that 110 days of my salary goes directly into the mouth of a blob that turns my efforts into useless poop.” “

More here

Pizza Delivery Man Attacked, Then Shoots Would-Be Robber






” They messed with the wrong pizza guy.

  A gang of robbers attacked a pizza deliveryman just before 10:30 p.m. Monday as he brought food to a house in the 400 block of Cornwall Avenue, near Erie County Medical Center.

  In the front hallway of the house, one of the robbers, who wore a mask and had a brown hoodie pulled over his face, hit the pizza man on the head with a hammer, according to police. The masked man also displayed what appeared to be a gun, police said.

  But then, the delivery man told investigators, he pulled out his own handgun and fired a shot, striking the masked man. The rest of the gang scattered.

  DeJuan Coleman, 18, of Deerfield Avenue, was under police guard at ECMC in fair condition Tuesday, recuperating from gunshot wounds to the upper right arm and abdomen. He has been charged with first-degree robbery.

  The pizza deliveryman, whose name is being withheld by Buffalo police for safety reasons, was treated for head cuts and bruises as well as a left hand injury suffered in the robbery attempt. Police said his gun was properly registered.”


More on the latest successful defensive handgun use here








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