Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 31, 2015

Complete Classic Movie: Second in Command (2006)

Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Julie Cox, Alan McKenna. Jean Claude plays an official who’s just been appointed as Second In Command to the U.S.Ambassador at an American Embassy in a small, turbulent Eastern European nation. When local insurgents attempt a coup d’etat, the nation’s President takes refuge inside the embassy. The embassy is then besieged by the well-armed insurgents. The U.S. Ambassador is killed in the ensuing action, and it’s now up to Jean-Claude and the embassy’s small detachment of U.S. Marines to fend off the attackers.

Girl From The North Country – David Mallett

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

Quick Pix: Hazel Court w/Video

Hazel Court (10 February 1926 – 15 April 2008) was an English actress best known for her roles in horror films during the 1950s and early ’60s.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington – Filibuster

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

‘Socialist party has been crashed’: Le Pen’s National Front on rise after local elections (Video)

A major blow to French President Francois Hollande now, with his Socialist Party set for heavy losses in local elections.

Gangs make some homicides hard to solve in Whittier’s most deadly zip code

“A lot of that is Hispanic gangs, so a lot of your targets as well as suspects are going to be Hispanics,” said Det. Louie Aguilera, who estimated that 80 to 90 percent of murders in the area are gang related.

More than four years after finding his son shot to death at their West Whittier home, Raymond Zamorano wants the man responsible to pay the price.

“I don’t know how he could get away with it,” said Zamorano, 76, who believes the man who killed his 49-year-old son, Vincent Zamorano, the afternoon of Dec. 4, 2010 was arrested and released soon after for a residential burglary.

“It’s funny that they can’t arrest him,” for his son’s murder, Zamorano said.

Vincent Zamorano’s slaying is one of 28 homicides in the 90606 ZIP code from 2000 through 2010 and one of 16 unsolved homicides in the West Whittier ZIP code, which had one of the highest rates of unsolved homicides — 59 percent — in the region, according to law enforcement data analyzed by this news organization.

Countywide, data analyzed by the Los Angeles News Group showed that of the 11,244 cases investigated as homicides, 4,862 — or 46 percent — remain unsolved in the county. Latino victims make up half of the unsolved homicides.

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Ron Paul: Is Indiana Law a Good Answer? (Video)

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana is called discriminatory by its detractors and essential by its supporters. But are both of these groups missing the real point? Ron Paul explains…

Judge Nap: ‘Hillary Clinton Has Admitted to Destroying Evidence’ (Video)

“She now has admitted to destroying subpoenaed evidence after she was on notice of the existence of the subpoena. That’s known as obstruction of justice, as well as destruction of the documents,” said Napolitano.

Congressional investigators are trying to figure out the next move after learning that Hillary Clinton wiped clean her personal email server last fall.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, criticized Clinton Friday for “unilaterally deciding” to delete the emails. Gowdy added that Clinton made herself the “sole arbiter” of what would be kept and what would be deleted.

“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department,” said Gowdy.

Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted this morning to the latest development in the email saga, telling Bill Hemmer said Clinton will be in legal trouble if there is a federal prosecutor with “enough courage” to pursue a case.

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Stand Up for Indiana–Against Liberal Sharia Law! by Patrick J. Buchanan

Like Shariah Law, liberalism imposes its values upon nonbelievers and punishes noncompliance.

In what has been called the “Catholic moment” in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to “live the faith” and “set an example” for others.

Public lives were to reflect moral beliefs. Christians were to avoid those “living in sin.” Christians who operated motels and hotels did not rent rooms to unmarried couples.

Fast forward to 21st-century America.

Indiana just enacted a law, as have 19 other states, to protect the rights of religious people to practice their beliefs in how they live their lives and conduct their businesses.

And the reaction? Nearly hysterical.

The head of the NCAA, the founder of Apple, chief executives of SalesForce and Yelp, Martina Navratilova, Larry King, Miley Cyrus and other celebrities are rushing to express their shock.

Boycotts of Indiana are being demanded. Tweeted Hillary on her now-empty server: “Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today. We shouldn’t discriminate against [people because] of who they love.”

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1,000-Year-Old Salve Recipe Kills MRSA Cultures

Steve Diggle adds that people may have been carrying out detailed scientific studies before bacteria were even discovered in order to produce such effective remedies.

A ninth-century Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections has been found to kill the modern-day superbug MRSA and disrupt naturally antibiotic-resistant biofilms in tests conducted by researchers from The University of Nottingham and Texas Tech University. Anglo-Saxon expert Christina Lee enlisted the microbiologists who recreated the potion, which includes ingredients such as onion, garlic, and part of a cow’s stomach brewed in a copper vessel. The recipe is from Bald’s Leechbook, a volume in the British Library that is thought to be one of the earliest-known books of medical advice and medicines. “We thought that Bald’s eye salve might show a small amount of antibiotic activity, because each of the ingredients has been shown by other researchers to have some effect on bacteria in the lab—copper and bile salts can kill bacteria, and the garlic family of plants make chemicals that interfere with the bacteria’s ability to damage infected tissues. But we were absolutely blown away by just how effective the combination of ingredients was,” Freya Harrison said in a press release.

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