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People in the South are not so fat after all — and they lie less (New Study)

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Published on: April 14, 2013

The South often gets tagged with having the most obese population.

But it doesn’t appear to be true, a University of Alabama at Birmingham study suggests.

The study recently published in the journal Obesity found that there’s a significantly higher percentage of obese people in a region of central and northwest states including Minnesota, Kansas and North and South Dakota.

“What we found is the West North Central region has about 41 percent obesity compared to 31 percent obesity in the southern region that includes Alabama and Mississippi,” said George Howard, professor in the Department of Biostatics at UAB. “By the way, 31 percent is not a good thing — but it’s not at the bottom.”

How did Southerners get such a fat reputation? Apparently because they are more truthful.

The notion that the South is the fattest comes primarily from a nationwide telephone survey done by the Centers for Disease Control, in which the surveyor asks for height and weight, among other things, Howard said.

That survey, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), shows the South as the most obese, with Mississippi and Alabama, the number one and two fattest states respectively.

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Sen. Sessions: Immigration Reform Bill ‘Will Not Withstand Public Scrutiny’

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Published on: April 13, 2013

Ranking Senate Budget Committee member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said in a Thursday evening statement provided to Breitbart News that the political posturing of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration group, along with Senate Democratic leadership, and their plan to rush forthcoming legislation through the U.S. Senate as fast as they can is a sign the bill will not hold up in the face of public scrutiny.

“While the Gang has not briefed lawmakers or the judiciary committee about their plan, they have leaked selected details to the press which seem to confirm Senator Schumer’s recent declaration that ‘First, people will be legalized… Then, we will make sure the border is secure,’” Sessions said in the statement.

Based on what has been leaked, and current ICE directives, it could become nearly impossible for ICE officers to distinguish between those illegal immigrants eligible for legal status and those ineligible for legal status – including future illegal immigrants who will simply assert they are amnesty-eligible. It is likely millions of current and future illegal immigrants who are not administrative “priorities” will benefit from this amnesty regardless of whether they meet the Gang’s criteria. That is why it is so essential that these enforcement issues be worked out first.

“This is also why it is so troubling that Chairman Leahy has rejected the GOP request for multiple hearings and that members of the Gang of 8 have publicly announced their intention to oppose any amendments,” Sessions added. “To proceed along these lines is tantamount to an admission that the bill is not workable and will not withstand public scrutiny.”

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Mark Levin says a powerful Republican Congressman trying to silence his show in their district

Republicans vote to reaffirm party’s opposition to gay marriage (RINOs Can Eat SH#T!)

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Homosexual Symp Reince Priebus, who needs to resign as head of RNC!

Social conservatives have staged a counter-offensive within the Republican party, orchestrating a unanimous vote within the party’s national committee that reaffirms its opposition to gay marriage.

The counter-coup was organised at the RNC’s spring meeting in Los Angeles. A resolution, passed without neither debate nor dissent from the 168 members of the party’s governing committee, affirms “its support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman as the optimum environment in which to raise healthy children for the future of America”.

A separate resolution that was also carried calls on the US supreme court in its pending rulings to uphold California‘s ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, and to back the Defense of Marriage Act, Doma, that withholds certain federal benefits from married same-sex couples.

The adoption of such a traditionalist hardline stance by the committee is a slap in the face for the RNC’s leadership, particularly its chairman, Reince Priebus, who since the drubbing received by Mitt Romney in the presidential election last November has been trying to steer the party towards a softer, more centrist position. Last month he unveiled a 100-page “Growth and Opportunity Project”, dubbed the autopsy, an act of unprecedented hand-wringing over the party’s failure at the polls that called for a rethinking of the party’s stance on gay marriage and immigration.

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Woman who recanted rape claim likely to keep $750,000 settlement (The Business of Rape Allegations)

Rape conviction dismissed

A day after a former high school football star had his rape conviction dismissed, attention has focused on the woman who recanted the sexual assault claim she made 10 years ago.

Wanetta Gibson was a high school sophomore when she accused Brian Banks of raping her at Long Beach Poly High School. She and her family sued the school, receiving a $750,000 settlement, and Banks spent five years in prison after pleading no contest to forcible rape.

Even though a judge Thursday tossed out the rape charge, it remains far from certain if Gibson, 24, will face any consequences.

Banks, now 26, said he wants to put the ordeal behind him and has not considered any legal action against Gibson. L.A. prosecutors have also said they have no plans to charge her for making false accusations, saying it would be a tough case to prove.

Legal experts noted it could be difficult for the Long Beach school district and its insurer to get the settlement back.

Then there is the reality of Gibson’s life.

Court records suggest she has few assets: She received public assistance for a time and her children, ages 4 and 5, still do, according to two suits brought by the county in an attempt to collect child support. Gibson, who could not be reached for comment, was ordered initially to pay a $600 a month toward their support. But in the last year, county officials said she didn’t have to pay anything, citing a lack of income and employment.

According to Banks and his private investigator, Gibson refused to tell prosecutors she had lied, so that she wouldn’t have to return the money she and her family had won in court.

She also said she feared it would affect her relationship with her children, Banks’ attorney alleged in court papers.

The statute of limitations for making a false claim is four years, but experts say it could restart when a previously hidden crime is discovered. In this case, Gibson testified in 2003 during Banks’ preliminary hearing but recanted her accusation last year. “No, he did not rape me,” she told Banks and his private investigator in a recorded conversation.

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A-Hole Marco Rubio goes “all-in” on Amnesty Bill

Marco Rubio is preparing to go all in to support sweeping immigration legislation, offering himself up as the public face of a bill that will split the Republican Party — but that his allies hope will propel him to the front of the GOP presidential sweepstakes.

After offering lukewarm support until now, Rubio is preparing to fully embrace a measure that is the most significant of his political career so far. The gambit could pay off in spades by crowning a leading presidential contender in 2016, or it could permanently damage the Republican’s brand with conservatives.

Rubio is planning a media blitz to promote the bill — which is expected to be released early next week — making the rounds on all of the Sunday political talk shows starting this weekend, wooing skeptical conservative radio hosts and pitching the plan to Spanish-language news outlets. The campaign is aimed at building public support for the far-reaching immigration bill that will dominate Capitol Hill’s attention for much of the year.

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Arrogant Illegal Alien Mocks Border Patrol Agent: ‘Obama’s Gonna Let Me Go!’

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As you have read here before, illegal aliens are streaming into Texas like no time since 1986 – trying to get in on the Obama-Schumer-McCain-Rubio amnesty for 20 million (and counting) illegal aliens. And DHS’ own data of a massive increase in border crossings are making a mockery of claims that “the border is secure” by everyone from Obama to Napolitano to Schumer.

And the February release of thousands of criminal illegal aliens by ICE and talk of sequestration cuts to the Border Patrol has fueled the increase in crossings even more.

And now illegal invaders are becoming increasingly arrogant as well, assuming that Obama has stripped all power from ICE and border agents, and nothing will stop them from getting amnesty now.

Ranchers in South Texas – already under seige by violent cartels – are bearing much of the brunt of the tens of thousands of new arrivals.

Linda Vickers, who owns a ranch in  Brooks County, which is Ground Zero for the immigration debate, pins the blame  directly on talk of ‘amnesty’ and a ‘path to citizenship’ for people who entered  the U.S. illegally.

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Republican National Committee to Vote on Resolution Affirming Traditional Marriage Stance

Members of the Republican National Committee will gather in Los Angeles on Friday for their spring meeting and vote on a resolution to continue their opposition to same-sex marriage.

The resolution is expected to pass by an overwhelming majority, according to Politico. Although the conservative party has seen some dissidents, predominant GOP leaders still believe that marriage should be defined as being between one man and one woman.

A copy of the “Resolution for Marriage and Children 2013″ bears a striking similarity to the 2012 Republican Party’s platform regarding same-sex marriage.

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Fox takes Ann Coulter column down after reference to killing Meghan McCain

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Published on: April 12, 2013

<p> FILE - This Feb. 10, 2012 file photo shows conservative commentator Ann Coulter gesturing while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. The Fox Nation web site has removed a column by conservative commentator Ann Coulter because it had a reference to killing the daughter of Sen. John McCain. Fox said Thursday, April 11, 2013, the column, posted Wednesday night, was deemed offensive. Coulter wrote that MSNBC's Martin Bashir suggested Republican senators need to have a member of their family killed before they would support stronger gun control legislation. She wrote: “Let's start with Meghan McCain!” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

The Fox Nation website has removed a column by conservative commentator Ann Coulter because it had a reference to killing the daughter of Sen. John McCain.

Fox said Thursday that the post was removed because of the reference. It had been posted Wednesday.

Coulter wrote about how MSNBC’s Martin Bashir suggested Republican senators wouldn’t support stronger gun control legislation until a member of their family was killed. She wrote: “Let’s start with Meghan McCain!”

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Upcoming Immigration bill could exclude many (Liars)

FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., center, speaks at a Capitol Hill news conference on immigration legislation with a members of a bipartisan group of leading senators, including, from left, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., in Washington. After months of arduous closed-door negotiations, the “Gang of Eight” senators equally divided between the two parties had no issues left to resolve in person, and no more negotiating sessions were planned. Remaining details were left to aides, who were at work completing drafts of the bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A bipartisan immigration bill soon to be introduced in the Senate could exclude hundreds of thousands of immigrants here illegally from ever becoming U.S. citizens, according to a Senate aide with knowledge of the proposals.

The bill would bar anyone who arrived in the U.S. after Dec. 31, 2011, from applying for legal status and ultimately citizenship, according to the aide, who was not authorized to discuss the proposals before they were made public and spoke on condition of anonymity.

It also would require applicants to document that they were in the country before Dec. 31, 2011, have a clean criminal record and show enough employment or financial stability that they’re likely to stay off welfare.

Those requirements could exclude hundreds of thousands of the 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally from the path to citizenship envisioned by the bill, the aide said.

Although illegal immigration to the U.S. has been dropping, many tens of thousands still arrive each year, so the cutoff date alone could exclude a large number of people. That may come as a disappointment to immigrant rights groups that had been hoping that anyone here as of the date of enactment of the bill could be able to become eligible for citizenship.

But Republicans in the immigration negotiating group had sought strict criteria on legal enforcement and border security as the price for their support for a path to citizenship, which is still opposed by some as amnesty. Details on the criminal record requirement were still being finalize,d but anyone with a felony conviction was likely to be excluded, the aide said.

The new details emerged as negotiators reached agreement on all the major elements of the sweeping legislation.

After months of closed-door negotiations, the “Gang of Eight” senators, equally divided between the two parties, had no issues left to resolve in person, and no more negotiating sessions were planned. Remaining details were left to aides, who were at work completing drafts of the bill.

“All issues that rise to the member level have been dealt with,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement Thursday. “All that is left is the drafting.”

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said the bill probably would be introduced on Tuesday.

The landmark legislation would overhaul legal immigration programs, require all employers to verify the legal status of their workers, greatly boost border security and put millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally on a 13-year path to citizenship. A top second-term priority for President Barack Obama, it would enact the biggest changes to U.S. immigration law in more than a quarter-century.

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Liberal Media Give Baby Killer and ‘Gay’ Rapists a Pass

By now you’ve heard from the liberal media about the abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell “who is now facing multiple counts of murder for allegedly killing children after they were delivered alive at his clinic.” You haven’t? I’m not surprised since it’s about the bloody side effects of abortion, liberalism’s holy sacrament.

The trial testimony is chillingly sickening, like something out of a sadistic horror movie. “Gosnell faces 43 criminal counts, including eight counts of murder in the death of one patient, Karnamaya Monger, and seven newborn infants. Additional charges include conspiracy, drug delivery resulting in death, infanticide, corruption of minors, evidence tampering, theft by deception, abuse of corpse, and corruption.”

The best coverage of the story is coming from England:

“Lynda Williams, 44, said her former boss Dr. Kermit Gosnell taught her how to turn a baby over and cut its neck with a pair of scissors – but she only did it once because it gave her ‘the creeps.’”

Surely you’ve heard about the homosexual coupled that is accused of raping adopted children. No?

“The case of a same-sex Connecticut couple accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two of their nine adopted boys is headed for trial.

“Married [male] couple George Harasz and Douglas Wirth of Glastonbury were supposed to be sentenced Friday in Hartford Superior Court under a plea deal, but instead withdrew from their agreement with prosecutors. The men had already pleaded no contest in January to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor — a reduction from even more serious charges related to sexual assault.”

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Democrat Filth block Senate resolution honoring Thatcher

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Published on: April 12, 2013

This is beyond petty. It is ignorant. A hold has been placed on a resolution honoring Margaret Thatcher in the Senate which, as Katherine Rosario explains, is an insult:

A Senate resolution to honor Lady Thatcher was supposed to pass last night.  However, per well placed sources on the Hill, Democrats have a hold on the resolution.

To refuse to honor a woman of such great historical and political significance, who was deeply loyal to the United States, is petty and shameful.  One truly has to wonder, what is it about Lady Thatcher that gives them pause?  Her unfaltering commitment to freedom?  Or perhaps the way she fought for individual liberty and limited government?

The House used traditional bereavement procedures, the same model they used for John F. Kennedy.  It’s a simple, solemn means of honoring the individual by passing a resolution and immediately adjourning.  Similarly, Great Britain’s House of Commons was recalled, bringing members of Parliament back from vacation to honor Lady Thatcher.

Those actions were a fitting response to the death of one of the world’s greatest post-World War II leaders.

Do the Democrats believe they can alter history by ignoring it? Evidently, yes. The Democrats’ action in refusing to allow the resolution to come to the floor, and then adjourning as sign of respect for the dead, is loutish behavior. It is pure pique, not policy. They are aping the behavior of their counterparts in the Labor Party in Great Britain who have shamed themselves by dancing on the grave of Mrs. Thatcher.

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California Considers Mandated Insurance for ‘Gay Infertility’

For decades, members of the left have insisted that the right is fighting a war on science. But when it comes to the issues of abortion and homosexuality, it is the left that fights a consistent and ridiculous war with reality.

This week, Wesley Smith of the Weekly Standard reported that California would be considering AB 460, a bill that would mandate group insurance coverage for so-called gay and lesbian “infertility.” What in the world does that bizarre phrase mean? It doesn’t mean situations in which two members of a lesbian couple are both infertile and incapable of conception using some third party’s sperm.

It doesn’t mean situations in which two gay men are both infertile and incapable of impregnating a surrogate mother. It means situations in which gay or lesbian couples can’t make a baby by having sex with each other. In other words, every single gay and lesbian couple on the planet.

The way the law works, gay and lesbian couples would simply have to testify that they have been having sex for a year without producing a child to be considered “infertile,” which is idiotic, since baby-making requires necessary components missing in homosexual activity. But nature is irrelevant here. Even though both men and women were, to borrow Lady Gaga’s phrase, “born this way,” political correctness trumps nature.

Meanwhile, the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell continued in Philadelphia. Gosnell has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder for killing children outside the womb. The testimony is a parade of horrors. One of his workers testified that in the clinic, it was “standard procedure” to cut the spines of babies delivered before an abortion could be performed inside the woman’s body.

She also testified that during one murder, the arm of a baby jumped. “I only do what I’m told,” she said. “What I was told to do was snip their neck.” Another worker described a child screaming as it was murdered.

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Retail sales point to flagging economic momentum

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Published on: April 12, 2013

A shopper carries bags from Tiffany & Co. jewelers along 5th Avenue in New York City, April 4, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

U.S. retail sales contracted in March for the second time in three months and consumer confidence tumbled in April, a sign that tax hikes early this year have stolen momentum from the American economy.

Retail sales fell 0.4 percent in March, the Commerce Department said on Friday. That missed analysts’ expectations of a flat reading.

The data supports the view that the U.S. economy continues to struggle and hasn’t performed as well as analysts believed just a few weeks ago. Many analysts cut their growth forecasts for the first quarter.

“The payroll tax increase is hurting,” said Ian Shepherdson, an economist at Pantheon Macroeconomic Advisors in White Plains, New York.

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