FACEBOOK AT 34 CENTS A SHARE, CFO TO QUIT -- 'It does raise questions as to what's actually going on'

(CNBC) — Facebook’s stock first dropped, then rose, after the company reported earnings that beat investor expectations Wednesday.

CFO David Ebersman also said he would step down from the company on June 1st, to be succeeded by David Wehner, former CFO of Zynga.

The company reported earnings of 34 cents per share ex-items, on revenue of $2.5 billion. Analysts had expected the company to report earnings excluding items of 24 cents a share on $2.36 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.

Re/code reported that CFO Ebersman would likely return to the healthcare space, where he was before coming to Facebook.

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Watch: Could DNA Prove Obama Is Ineligible For Presidency? 'Obama eligibility source' could 'embarrass' U.S., U.K. in intelligence trial

Will an obscure intelligence advisor in England show the way for Americans to finally get rid of the illegal presidency of Barack Hussein Obama? Watch video below:

Will an obscure intelligence advisor in England show the way for Americans to finally get rid of the illegal presidency of Barack Hussein Obama? Watch video below:

(by Kris Zane, WCJ) -- Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate has been almost universally deemed a forgery, long before Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio’s forensic examination found it to be created digitally and never having existed in paper form. Without even a digital examination, it is obvious it is a cut-and-paste job, with at least eight different typewriter fonts.

Despite this fact, and despite Obama clearly not being a natural-born citizen—his father, Barack Obama, Sr. being a subject of the British crown as admitted by Obama—the dozens of lawsuits filed against Obama charging that he’s not a natural-born citizen, or that his birth certificate is a fake—have been summarily dismissed for invalid reasons.

Americans have found themselves in a quandary: we know Obama is ineligible to be President; we know his birth certificate is fake—yet we appear to be powerless to do anything about it.  But there may be a novel way that Americans can prove Obama is not a natural-born citizen: have a Special Prosecutor demand Obama submit—like Clinton did in 1998—a DNA sample to prove that his mother and father are who he says they are.

This, however, may have already been carried out—by the CIA!  

According to British intelligence advisor and author of the just-published book, Spyhunter, Michael Shrimpton states that the CIA took a DNA sample of Obama prior to the 2008 election and found that the woman Obama now states is his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, is not related to Obama—and his mother may in fact be a foreign citizen!  

Shrimpton is no tinfoil hat-wearing kook: He has dozens of contacts in both the British and American intelligence agencies and has access to a huge cache of intelligence documents.

Will an obscure intelligence advisor in England show the way for Americans to finally get rid of the illegal presidency of Barack Hussein Obama?

Barack Obama has been methodically dismantling the United States, shredding the Constitution, and enslaving us to the Chinese with crushing debt; so let us hope Michael Shrimpton can show us how how we can prove Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen and may in fact be a foreign citizen.

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Police Beat Up Entire Wedding Party, Ruin Pro Baseball Player’s Career

Cops fired tasers, used batons, and generously applied pepper spray.

Cops fired tasers, used batons, and generously applied pepper spray.

More than a dozen wedding guests were brutalized by police officers during a raid on a wedding party at a hotel in Galveston, Texas. Cops fired tasers, used batons, and generously applied pepper spray to the guests of a bride and groom hours after their wedding.

Among them was former pro-baseball star Brandon Backe, who said his shoulder injuries caused his pitching career to end.

H/T Daniel Noe , WCJ

ObamaCare Destroying Marriages (Before They Begin)

By Janice Shaw Crouse, American Thinker 

We haven’t heard much lately about the “marriage penalty” in ObamaCare.  That’s the provision designed to placate and cement the support of the 70 percent of unmarried women who voted for President Obama in the 2008 election.  In 2012, not only were women not only the majority of voters, but they composed one third of the electorate voting for President Obama, creating a gender gap of 10 points.  No wonder CNN called 2012 the “Year of the Woman.”

Remember when commentators argued that ObamaCare would “destroy marriage for the middle class the same way that the Great Society welfare state destroyed the black family with financial incentives for staying single”?  Now there is a growing understanding that – as much as anything else – ObamaCare is aimed at subsidizing a life of singleness among women, particularly unmarried mothers.  Little wonder many pro-marriage activists view the bill as “a direct attack on marriage.”  The Heritage Foundation reports that the annual “penalty” for being married could go as high as $10,000, and, cumulatively, a married couple “could face a penalty of over $200,000 during the course of their marriage.”  The bill would “hit young married couples hard” and “bite back at empty-nesters” by creating “enormous pressure for couples to live together without marriage – or even get divorced – by charging married couples thousands of dollars more in premiums and fees.”

Read more at americanthinker.com

EXPOSED -- How ‘Dirty’ Harry Reid Attained His Wealth…

By Adam O'Neal, Real Clear Politics

Last month, as the Senate was busy negotiating the final details of its Ukraine aid package, Majority Leader Harry Reid became temporarily distracted with a campaign finance issue. Since winning re-election in 2010, Reid’s campaign had purchased gifts for supporters and donors from vendors like Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Nordstrom, and the Senate gift shop, among others. But one round of spending was directed to a less recognizable firm: Ryan Elisabeth, a jewelry line.

In 2012 and 2013, the campaign spent $31,267 purchasing gifts from the company, which is owned by Reid’s granddaughter, Ryan Elisabeth Reid.  All told, she took in nearly seven times more cash than all vendors of donor gifts combined during that period of time.

Veteran Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston first reported the news after receiving a tip about the expenditures. (Ryan Elisabeth’s last name did not appear on the FEC reports, and the senator’s office initially failed to confirm her identity.) While Sen. Reid does not appear to have broken the law, he understood that the purchases created a perception of favoritism. Lamenting the unwanted attention heaped on his granddaughter, he decided after the news broke that “it would be best to pay for her work out of my own pocket.”

This was not the first time that Reid had mixed family and politics -- or potentially run afoul of ethics rules.

Read more at Realclearpolitics.com

Pardon me? Obama, Bill Ayers, crack cocaine all connected with the new head of U.S. Pardon Office

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(by Aaron Klein, WND) -- The new head of the U.S. pardon office, the official responsible for vetting federal inmate applicants for presidential grants of clemency, was the key point person in connecting President Obama to Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers.

Deborah Leff, currently a senior adviser to Attorney General Eric Holder, will take over the Office of the Pardon Attorney, the Justice Department announced yesterday.

Also yesterday, the Justice Department announced six new guidelines for presidential pardon that will drastically broaden the number of those eligible among the prison population of non-violent offenders.

The new guidelines will make it easier to pardon offenders convicted of long drug offenses under laws that were stricter at the time of conviction.

Deputy Attorney General James Cole told reporters the new guidelines will focus on shortening sentences for those imprisoned under previous rules that saw little disparity between powdered cocaine and crack cocaine.

In 2010, Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which lowered the amount of crack and powdered cocaine that would violate federal law from a 100:1 weight ratio to 18:1 while eliminating a five-year mandatory minimum sentence for possession of crack cocaine.

Major news media reports yesterday covered the new pardon guidelines as well as the appointment of Leff to her new position. However, entirely unreported was Leff’s previous relationships with Ayers and Obama as well as her anti-gun activism.

Leff served in the 1990s as president of the Joyce Foundation, an education reform and anti-gun activist group.

Obama served on the Joyce Foundation board from 1994 to 2002. He was named to the board by Leff.

While Leff served as Joyce’s president, the non-profit provided critical start-up capital to the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, or CAC, an education reform group founded by Ayers.

Obama worked closely with Ayers at the CAC and was appointed in 1995 as chairman of the organization’s board.

Obama would later cite his CAC position as evidence of his qualification for public office.

Leff told the New York Times in 2008 that she was the one who first suggested Obama as Annenberg Challenge board chairman.

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Aborted babies incinerated in Oregon to provide electricity...

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(LIFESITENEWS) — VICTORIA, British Columbia – The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in B.C. facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon.

The province’s Health Ministry said in an email to the B.C. Catholic that “biomedical waste” shipped to the U.S. to be incinerated includes “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue.”

“The ministry understands that some is transferred to Oregon. There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant,” the email stated.

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NYT Issues Back Page Retraction On Russian Troops in Ukraine Photos

Freelance photographer Maxim Dondyuk said photos were taken without permission from his Instagram account.

Freelance photographer Maxim Dondyuk said photos were taken without permission from his Instagram account.

(by Kurt Nimmo, Infowars.com) -- Following two days of propaganda centered upon dubious photographs the junta in Kyiv and the war machine media in the United States insist proves the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine, The New York Times has issued a retraction. It is buried on page A9 of the newspaper.

Freelance photographer Maxim Dondyuk said photos were taken without permission from his Instagram account.

The Times quotes Vyachislav Ponomaryov, the mayor of Slovyansk, who says the man shown in one of the photographs submitted to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is a close friend. He declined to name the man. “He has a good background. He is one of my old friends. I have good friends in South Ossetia and in Grozny,” Ponomaryov said.

“We don’t have any direct contact with the special services of the Russian Federation,” he said. “Everyone you see here in the militia are my friends, my brothers, my allies in the battle with fascism. We have volunteers who came to us from Moldova, from Russia, from Belarus, from Kazakhstan, from the North Caucasus.”

The establishment media in the United States claims the photographs show Russian Federation troops. The State Department pawned the photos off as evidence despite the fact the authenticity of the photographs could not be independently verified. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Monday the images prove Russian troops are in Ukraine. “So these are just further evidence of the connection between Russia and the armed militants,” she said.

The Times reports the photographs were lifted from the internet by the junta and passed off as evidence. Freelance photographer Maxim Dondyuk, who worked for a Russian newsmagazine, said he had taken the group photograph in Slovyansk and posted it on his Instagram account, according to the newspaper.

“It was taken in Slovyansk,” he told The New York Times. “Nobody asked my permission to use this photograph.”

On Thursday, the State Department was backtracking. Psaki admitted the photograph does not show Russian troops in Ukraine and said it appeared in a “draft version” of a briefing packet released by the State Department.

The sloppy propaganda, however, has not deterred the State Department. Pskai claimed there is enough material to “make a connection between the Russians and the armed militants” in eastern Ukraine.

“We don’t have a shadow of a doubt about the connection,” she said, but did not offer to provide additional information.

Despite the admission by the State Department and the retraction, much of the corporate media continues to use the photographs as propaganda to make the case Russia has invaded Ukraine.

NY Times Publishes Fabricated Evidence of Russian Troops in Eastern Ukraine

Photos purporting to show Russian Special Forces operating in Eastern Ukraine were in fact an amateur fabrication on behalf of the post-coup Kiev government yet the New York Times blithely regurgitated them as part of the mass marketing campaign for World War III.

RELATED: NYT Retracts Russian-Photo Scoop

RELATED: New York Times Propaganda Photos on Ukraine Exposed

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U.S. PRESIDENT BOWS TO JAPANESE ROBOT

TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."

President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted.

His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm trooper.

"It's nice to meet you, too," Obama said, pausing to watch the robot, named ASIMO, perform during a tour of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

Despite Obama's background in constitutional law, there's a presidential geek side that always seems charmed, if not bemused, by technological advances.

Asimo, made by Honda, announced "I can really run fast" before loping toward a soccer ball and informing Obama, "I can kick a soccer ball, too."

The robot delivered a well-aimed ball at Obama who trapped it neatly with his foot. For its final demonstration, the robot declared, "Recently I have learned how to jump." It then proceeded to hop, first on one foot, then on two.

Curious, Obama asked Mamoru Mohri, chief executive director of Miraikan, whether the robot was remote controlled. Yes, Mohri replied, but the robot can act autonomously, too.

Obama also witnessed demonstrations by other robots, including one designed by Japanese technicians and partially financed by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that was developed to help with disaster response.

"I have to say the robots were a little scary," he said afterward. "They were too life-like."

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3 American doctors killed by Afghan security guard at hospital in Kabul

(Fox News) -- The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that three American doctors -- including a reported father and son -- were killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a Kabul hospital.

"With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack at CURE Hospital," said a statement posted on the Embassy's Twitter page. "No other information will be released at this time." 

The shooting was the latest in a string of deadly attacks on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital this year.

Two of the dead Americans were a father and son, Minister of Health Soraya Dalil said, adding that the third American was a Cure International doctor who had worked for seven years in Kabul.

Dalil said an American nurse was also wounded in the attack.

"A child specialist doctor who was working in this hospital for the last seven years for the people of Afghanistan was killed and also two others who were here to meet him, and they were also American nationals, were killed," Dalil said. "The two visitors were father and son, and a woman who was also in the visiting group was wounded."

The attacker was a member of the Afghan Public Protection Force assigned to guard the hospital, according to District Police Chief Hafiz Khan. He said the man's motive was not yet clear.

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Obama Visits Washington Town Ravaged By Mudslide . . . Repeatedly Mispronounces Its Name…

(Weasel Zippers) -- He’s lucky his name isn’t George W. Bush.

(Weasel Zippers) -- He’s lucky his name isn’t George W. Bush.

Via MYNorthwest:

President Obama had plenty of heartfelt words as he spoke at the Oso firehouse after touring the mudslide debris field. But his remarks are being overshadowed because he mispronounced Oso several times.

He got it right the first time he referenced the town devastated by last month’s slide as he recognized family members of the victims, first responders and officials, saying he came to let the community know the entire country is thinking of them.

But moments later came his big gaffe.

“Because while very few Americans have ever heard of Osso [sic] before the disaster struck, we’ve all been inspired by the incredible way that the community has come together.”

No one said a word, but you can only imagine what people were thinking as he continued, again mispronouncing the name as he referenced letters he received from Darrington, Arlington and “Osso.”

The ‘One Map to Understand All The Threats Facing Israel’

Interactive map below...

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(by Washington Free Beacon Staff) -- The Israel Defense Forces has created a new interactive map of Israel that enables viewers to learn about the increasing threats to every point of the Jewish state’s borders.

From the Gaza Strip, to Lebanon and Syria, the map shines a spotlight on the various terrorist groups and government-backed militias that attempt to kill Israelis on a daily basis.

“These threats are real, and the IDF is forced to act on all fronts, more often than you might think,” writes the IDF.

Interact with the map here:

Terrorists turned Oregon ranch into training camp...

Photo: The Oregonian

Photo: The Oregonian

(by Rich Calder, NY Post) -- An Oregon woman says she thought she was opening up her family’s ranch to local Muslims to teach them how to grow and can veggies — and that her husband was even expecting a tax write-off.

But US-born Muslim convert Eva Hatley testified in Manhattan federal court Tuesday that after the “carloads’’ of fellow Muslims she met through her mosque arrived at the 160-acre ranch in Bly in 1999, the couple watched helplessly as their home was turned into an al Qaeda training camp.

“It wasn’t anything like I envisioned for the property,” insisted Hatley, testifying at the trial of one-eyed, hook-handed hate preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri.

Hatley, a two-time witness-protection-program flunky who prefers going by her Muslim name, Ayat Hakimah, said other Muslims from London would soon arrive on al-Masri’s orders.

Hatley’s then-husband, Ivan Rule, was temporarily out of town “shepherding” while his longtime ranch was being overrun with terrorists-in-training, she said.

According to al-Masri’s lawyer last week, the camp was similar to being in the “Cub Scouts,’’ with the men riding horses, tending to little lambs and telling campfire stories.

But Hatley said one of the arrivals, militant Oussama Kassir, boasted about previously running training camps in Afghanistan and being a “hit man” for Osama bin Laden.

She said Kassir told her that al-Masri was his “leader” and that al-Masri sent him and others to the Bly ranch to create a “training camp” where men would learn to shoot guns, throw knives and do calisthenics along open, spacious fields abutting a ravine and desolate dirt roads.

“He said he was there to train men for jihad,” she said. “He said that Abu Hamza sent him. He intended to train them to fight.”

The visitors, she claimed, said the ranch resembled Afghanistan.

She added that some had CDs with information on how to make poisons to “kill people” and regularly “talked” about “robbing and killing truck drivers” on nearby roads.

Kassir, she recalled, claimed there were plans to eventually dig a hillside compound at the ranch for al-Masri to hide out in.

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‘Hard Choices’: Hillary Reuses Carter Secretary of State’s Memoir Title

H/T Fox Nation

H/T Fox Nation

By: Liz Kreutz & Michael Falcone (ABC News)

Hillary Clinton’s memoir of her four years as secretary of state will be titled “Hard Choices,” her publisher announced Friday.

Only problem is, she’s not the first one to use the title. In fact, she’s not even the first former Secretary of State to do it.

Cyrus Vance, who served as Secretary of State from 1977 to 1980 under President Jimmy Carter, chose the same title for his 1983 memoir.

Simon & Schuster, which is publishing Clinton’s book (due out June 10), unveiled an image of the book’s cover.

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Unreal: Chicago Public Schools Make RoboCalls Pushing ObamaCare, Food Stamps

By: Caroline May (Daily Caller)

Chicago Public School parents received robocalls last week encouraging them to sign their children up for food stamps and free or low-cost health insurance.

“Currently there are 68,000 children in the Chicago Public Schools that are not enrolled in free or low-cost health insurance and SNAP also knows as food stamps,” the recording, obtained by The Daily Caller, says. “Your child may be one of them. To find out more about your eligibility call the Children and Family Benefits Unit at 773-553-KIDS.”

“Or visit your child’s school and ask the clerk for a Children and Family Benefits Unit flier,” the message added.

The Chicago Public School website explains the Children and Family Benefits Unit (CFBU) “works to ensure that CPS families receive those benefits to which they are entitled.”

Part of ensuring these families receive benefits to which they are entitled includes outreach.

Sergio Obregon, a CFBU spokesman, told TheDC that the unit primarily works to enroll CPS students in Medicaid and SNAP. He confirmed that the robocalls to parents last week came from CFBU

“It’s been very effective for us,” he said, explaining that last Tuesday the CFBU hotline received 175 calls “from families looking for assistance with respect to enrolling in Medicaid or SNAP.”

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JUST IN: Explosion hits gas plant near Opal, Wyoming, town evacuated, injuries reported

**BREAKING** An explosion and subsequent fire at Williams Gas Plant near Opal forced an evacuation of the plant and the entire town of Opal. According to scanner traffic, everyone is accounted for, although a Wyoming Department of Transportation Press release indicates there are injuries, but to what extent is still in question. U.S. Highway 30 and Wyoming Highway 240 have been closed and school buses are aiding in the evacuation.

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Big Raises Rolled-Out For Federal ObamaCare Employees

H/T Fox Nation

H/T Fox Nation

By: Warner Todd Huston (Breitbart)

Last year employees at the federal office in charge of implementing Obamacare were given raises despite the massive failures of the rollout of the president's takeover of our healthcare system.

A recent Freedom of Information Act request made by the Washington Examiner discovered that employees of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) were paid substantially more in 2013 compared to their 2012 salaries.

The CMS is Obama's "ground zero in launching and managing Obamacare."

The Examiner found that the payroll total for 2013 was $76 million, up from $69 million the previous year.

"Of the nearly 400 people in the data who worked with CMS in 2012 and who remained with the agency last year, nearly half got raises," the paper reported, "with the average raise being worth $4,706, the data shows. Of those who got raises, their average pay rose from $147,279 to $149,289, a raise of about 1.4 percent."

One executive, data center chief Corey B. Stevenson, received a hefty $13,036 per year raise, giving him a new annual salary of $157,421.

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Beer-Flavored Lollipops Make Debut…

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By Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times

Beer drinkers formerly constrained to choosing to satisfy their tastebuds by bottle, can, tap or keg now have a new option: The lollipop.

Candy company Lollyphile has new flavors for beer lovers — IPA, lager and stout. That adds to the company’s already well-rounded wine flavor offerings — chardonnay, merlot or cabernet pops, United Press International reported.

“We tried our best to stay true to each of these varieties, Stout being big & dark, IPA being hoppy as hell and Lager based on our favorite Pilsner,” Lollyphile owner Jason Darling told Gozmodo. “It was, to say the least, a very fun flavor matching experience.”

A description of the new pop line is posted on the company’s website.

It reads: “The King of Lollipops! A real banquets lollipop! An All-American slam-dunk barbecue apple pie [expletive] lollipop. Perfect for basically everything, our Lager lollipop is based on Pilsners of, let’s be honest, our collective youths.”

Read the full story in the Washington Times