BOSTON (CBS) – Nine years ago, Carlos Arredondo gained worldwide attention and sympathy, for being a grieving father who had a heartbreaking reaction to news that his son had been killed in the Iraq war.
Now he lives in Boston, and has found himself in the middle of the marathon bombing story. He is being both praised and questioned at the same time.
Arredondo running toward the blast and helping victims is [...]
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Three years after the White House arranged a hero’s welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims [...]
A homeless, hatchet-wielding hitchhiker named Kai is being hailed as a hero after saving a woman from the clutches of a bear-hugging racist who claimed to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.
The story goes like this: After ramming his car into a black Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) worker in West Fresno and pinning him to his utility truck, an unidentified man attempted to make things much worse by exiting [...]
So now that the cold case posse has declared that new evidence and the ongoing investigation prove Obama’s birth certificate is 100% fraudulent now what? We have apparently elected an ineligible man to lead our country and protect our sacred constitution. He has done neither, we are closer to destruction then we ever have been and the elected officials that serve under him are mostly spineless yes men. What choices [...]
Kung fu hero Jackie Chan is to team up with fellow Eighties and Nineties action man Sylvester Stallone in the next Expendables film.
The Hong Kong born actor confirmed that he will appear in the Expendables 3 during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur.
“Sly [Stallone] had invited me to be in [The]Expendables 2 but I was too busy filming CZ12and couldn’t make a commitment to the film,” Chan said, according to reports in Cinema Online.
“But he did [...]
Sandy Hook Elementary School first-grade teacher Vicki Soto tried to shield her students from the maniacal shooter. ‘She put herself between the gunman and her students,’ her cousin Jim Wiltsie told the Daily News.
She took a bullet for her kids.
Teacher Victoria Soto used her body to shield her students from the maniacal gunman who staged a massacre at a Connecticut school, relatives said Saturday.
Soto paid for her bravery with her [...]
America’s newest Olympics gymnastics star Gabby Douglas got scolded Monday night by first lady Michelle Obama for eating a celebratory Egg McMuffin at McDonald’s after the competition was over.
This occurred on NBC’s Tonight Show with host Jay Leno acting as the devil on Douglas’s shoulder congratulating her for the splurge.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/08/14/michelle-obama-scolds-olympics-hero-gabby-douglas-eating-egg-mcmuffin#ixzz23WeMYZ6g
August 2, 2012
A Garden Grove, California, jewelry store owner thwarted an armed robbery with a handgun on Sunday and sent masked robbers scurrying for their lives. A surveillance video shows the gutsy 65-year-old woman with gun in hand chasing the would-be robbers outside.
The incident sends a strong message to the criminal element – engage in unlawful and threatening behavior at your peril. Instead of cowering in fear and allowing thugs [...]
With all the hype preceding this week’s Fed meeting, not to mention the usual circus atmosphere surrounding some potential action from the ECB, my advice to both gold and silver traders is to be EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS. The market has worked itself into a tizzy in my view as it salivates at the further prospect of additional liquidity measures being undertaken by both Central Banks.
When markets are in this state of [...]
From Bruce Krasting:
A few background facts to make a point:
Way back in 2007 a fellow by the name of Herve Falciani was working as a computer guy for HSBC in Geneva, Switzerland. He stole the bank records of 24,000 customers who were stashing money. Herve gave the list to the French IRS and it ended in 2009 with 3,000 French citizens getting whacked very hard. It also caused a big [...]
A heroic firefighter who rescued a woman from a burning home is reportedly in trouble after giving her his air mask.
As Philadelphia firefighter Fran Cheney carried Mary Jackson out of the home he selflessly gave her his own air mask – worried she wouldn’t survive the dangerous smoke.
However after Wednesday’s successful rescue, rather than praising Cheney a top fire department official allegedly told him that removing his air mask was not [...]
As Europe grapples with a crippling financial crisis, here’s a spot of good news from Italy.
An Italian policeman is being hailed as a hero after he paid for a woman who’d stolen candy from a supermarket, reports the Corriere Della Sera.
Arturo Scungio (pictured above), a sergeant from Milan, told the paper that he caught the shoplifter, a 76-year-old woman named Angela, after she’d passed through the checkout without paying for a box of Tic [...]
A family dog has been hailed as a hero for apparently averting a tragedy by saving a Michigan toddler from drowning in a pool over the weekend.
Patricia Drauch, 30, of Marcellus, told deputies that on Sunday, she had been walking to her garage to get a shovel with her 14-month-old son, Stanley, waddling behind her.
When she reached her destination, Drauch turned around and discovered that her son was gone. Moments [...]
The Obama campaign has sunk to a new low. Today, Michelle Obama sent an email to the entire campaign list, titled “Being married to Barack.” It is precisely what you’d expect: maudlin and ridiculous. Cue the music from Love Story:
For the first 10 years of our marriage, Barack and I lived in an apartment in my hometown of Chicago.
The winters there can be pretty harsh, but no matter how snowy [...]
When Arthur Boorman was injured in the Gulf War, a botched surgery left him immobile and depressed.
Having been told he would never walk unassisted again, the 47-year-old ballooned to 297lbs and gave up hope of ever being happy again.
But thanks to a revolutionary form of yoga, Mr Boorman managed to lose a staggering 140lbs in just ten months and now can not only walk without his canes and leg braces, [...]
As a Navy SEAL sniper, Brian Leonard Creekmur fearlessly faced terrorists in combat to protect his country and, at one time, served in the same team that killed Osama Bin Laden last year – or so he claimed.
Creekmur unashamedly used his military medals, memorabilia and status as ‘one of the most skilled snipers of his era’ to impress the ladies after apparently retiring from more than two decades as a SEAL.
UPDATE: Sunday, April 29th: “Battleship” is now up to $170 Mil worldwide without US release until May 18th.
“Battleship,” Universal Pictures’ big summer entertainment, cost over $200 million to make. You know it’s cheesy and not very good, so why subject the studio to American reviews? Very wisely, Universal has been opening “Battleship” around the world in advance of its May 18th U.S. landing. And the result: already $129 million in [...]
FORT CARSON, Colo. (CBS4)- The wife of a Fort Carson soldier learned about his death on Facebook. Now the U.S. military is investigating how a Facebook friend passed on the news before the Department of Defense had a chance to.
Ariell Taylor-Brown had just said goodbye to her husband via Skype hours earlier when she learned he had been killed in Afghanistan.
She found out from another soldier on her Facebook page [...]
April 7, 2012
Here is how the establishment media portrays the bankster minion Ben “Helicopter” Bernanke:
They expect us to believe he is a “hero” who saved the global economy when the exact opposite is the case. Bernanke and the Federal Reserve rigged an already rigged system of fiat paper money manipulated by the bankers. The monetary policies of the Fed created the economic environment that led to the slow motion Greatest [...]
This is supposed to be a recovery, isn’t it? The cover of last week’s Economist magazine seemed to think so. (Or was it the week before?) You might have seen the hopeful image, as we did, while strolling through an airport lobby. It depicted a couple of machete-wielding explorers shining a light on a gleaming treasure chest.
“The Recovery?!!” exclaimed one of the hapless cartoon figures.
And then there was that cover of The Atlantic magazine, [...]
by The Economic Collapse
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke claims that the Federal Reserve averted a second Great Depression by bailing out the big Wall Street banks during the last financial crisis, and he says that if a similar financial crisis comes along that the correct “policy response” will be to do the exact same thing again. This was the theme of the lecture that Bernanke delivered to students at George Washington [...]
March 25, 2012
Ian McEwan, the writer whose 2005 novel Saturday was widely interpreted as making the case for military intervention in Iraq, said on Sunday any attack on Iran with the aim of destroying its nuclear capability would end in disaster.
Speaking at the Guardian’s Open Weekend festival, McEwan said: “I belong to that very large cohort who think it would be absolutely disastrous to attack Iran … I think [...]
by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds
We Have No Other Choice
America is just going through the motions because we have no other choice–or so we believe.
I have long thought that America Is Just Going Through the Motions–of caring about the deficit, of financial “reform,” and everything else:
Let’s be honest, shall we? There never was any fire for real reform of the financial sector. It was all rote, a foul, stupid play-act, [...]
from the kind-of-thing-an-idiot-would-have-on-his-luggage dept
Well, this is rather incredible. With the news that Anonymous hacked the offices of the Syrian President and dumped a ton of emails online… comes the news that the hack was insanely easy. Why? Because, apparently, the password was 12345. No joke. Of course, that’s considered one of the worst passwords of all time. And, as pointed out by Lauren Weinstein, this is the exact same password that was immortalized by Dark [...]
From The Blog of Tim Ferriss:
Wine tends to attract a lot of snobs who use bad French to ruin things.
Done at the dinner table, a brutal technique called “hyperdecanting” will appall that muppet with the popped collar on his polo shirt. It will also make your wine delicious, and make you a hero to everyone who wants to punch him in his smug little face.
On a practical level, you can [...]
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EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. (CBS) – Welcome to Evergreen Park High School, where Ms. Granata was named a classroom hero by the Chicago Bears and where student David Hector scored a perfect 36 on his ACT.
It’s also the same school where new rules about bathroom breaks have parents flush with anger.
The policy, students and parents say, limits a student’s bathroom breaks to just three per semester in some classes. After that, [...]
Is America ready to make history by electing the first black president to replace a black president?
That is the question latest polls increasingly raise these days that show Herman Cain jetting to the front of the GOP pack.
Not since the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court has a black conservative so disrupted the order of things at the highest levels here in Washington.
Who could forget the blood-thirsty [...]
Here is Scott Minerd’s compare and contrast of the Second Great Depression:
Part 1: ‘Compared to the Incomparable’ (pdf)
Guggenheim Partners Weekly Market Perspective August 17, 2010
Part 2: ‘The Fed, Now and Then’ (pdf)
Guggenheim Partners Weekly Market Perspective August 24, 2010
Part 3: ‘Following the Mistakes of a Hero’ (pdf)
Guggenheim Partners Weekly Market Perspective September 1, 2010
The White House is counting on the Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal big-screen version of the killing of Bin Laden to counter Obama’s growing reputation as ineffectual. The Sony film by the Oscar-winning pair who made “The Hurt Locker” will no doubt reflect the president’s cool, gutsy decision against shaky odds. Just as Obamaland was hoping, the movie is scheduled to open on Oct. 12, [...]