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GoFundMe: Support Memories Pizza
As Ace posted, they may have to close because of death threats. (Exactly what Tim Cook of Apple wanted.) Help 'em out. Via @DrewMTips. [rdbrewer]

Daniel J. Mitchell: Government Coercion Isn’t A Libertarian Value
"Too many people in the world think they should be able to impose their values on others." [rdbrewer]

Yahoo: Picasso painting tipped for record sale unveiled in Hong Kong
"It is billed to fetch an estimated $140 million when it goes on sale at Christie's in New York in May -- but the auction house says the price could well go higher." Picture. [rdbrewer]

Josh Kraushaar: Great White Hope: Why Some Dems Are Moving Right
"The biggest Senate battlegrounds are in the Midwest, where Democrats have been losing ground with some longtime supporters." But "great white hope"? Odd. [rdbrewer]

Michael Bastasch: Scientists Say New Study Is A ‘Death Blow’ To Global Warming Hysteria
"A study by scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Meteorology found that man-made aerosols had a much smaller cooling effect on the atmosphere during the 20th Century than was previously thought. Why is this big news? It means increases in carbon dioxide emissions likely cause less warming than most climate models suggest." [rdbrewer]

‘American Sniper’ Helmer Clint Eastwood Finds Jewell Project
Richard Jewell. Via Drudge. [rdbrewer]

Daily Mail: Could we get to Mars in 39 DAYS? Nasa selects companies to develop super fast deep-space engine
It uses plasma as a propellant. "Their engine shot to fame a few years ago when it was revealed that it could drastically reduce the journey time to Mars from months to weeks - although it may require a nuclear power source." [rdbrewer]

The Telegraph: Tiny songbird can fly the Atlantic, scientists confirm
Via Drudge. "Blackpoll warbler songbird, which weighs 4.2 ounces, can fly 1700 miles non-stop from New England to South America." [rdbrewer]

Video: Mini horse and fat cat [rdbrewer]


Timothy P. Carney: The Left wages total war and then plays victim
"One side wants the state to conscript the religious businesswomen and men into participating in ceremonies that violate their beliefs. The other side wants to make it possible for religious people to live their own lives according to their consciences. Yet somehow, the Left and most of the mainstream press paint the current skirmishes over religious liberty as conservative offensives." Related: From The Other McCain. [rdbrewer]

Dylan Byers: Laura Ingraham to launch news site
"One source said that Neil Munro, the political reporter who resigned from the Daily Caller this week, will serve as the site's editor...." [rdbrewer]

Daily Mail: Are these mystery radio bursts messages from ALIENS? Study finds freak frequencies from outside the Milky Way ALL form unexplained multiples of 187.5
"Scientists are trying to work out what is causing Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs)." Via @ComradeArthur. [rdbrewer]
Van Halen Monday night on Kimmel. Tuesday's performance was better, but this was... grim. (tmi3rd)

Brendan Bordelon: Howard Dean: U.S. Should Walk Away from Iran Negotations
Howard Dean doesn't want a shit sandwich either. [rdbrewer]


Peter Thiel Says Culture Of Conformity Drives Stagnation
"America has entered an era of technological stagnation brought about by a society that fetishizes conformity." Also from TheDC: Republicans And Democrats Agree: The A-10 Needs To Stay. [rdbrewer]
Please Fire Me
Pitiful cries for help.
FUNNY [@ComradeArthur]
NASA Schemes to Take Boulder from Asteroid and Put It In Orbit Around the Moon
A NASA spokesman said "There is no reason to fear Project Sweet Meteor of Death"
CNN: Reports: Video found in wreckage shows Germanwings flight's final seconds [rdbrewer]

NY Times: Lufthansa Now Says It Knew of Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz’s History of Depression
"The co-pilot at the controls of the German jetliner that crashed last week had informed Lufthansa in 2009 about his depressive episodes, the company said Tuesday." Sounds like unlimited damages. [rdbrewer]


Matthew Schmitz: Keep America Weird
"People should think different — so long, of course, as they think exactly like Tim Cook does." [rdbrewer]

The Independent: Facebook accused of tracking all users even if they delete accounts, ask never to be followed
Via Drudge. "Facebook secretly installs tracking cookies on users’ computers, allowing them to follow users around the internet even after they’ve left the website, deleted their account and requested to be no longer followed.... Facebook’s tracking policy allows it to track users if they have simply been to a page on the company’s domain, even if they weren’t logged in." Facebook denies, of course. [rdbrewer]


Tammy Bruce: Lifting the covers on ‘Obamoogle’
"The FTC, responding to an open-records request, accidentally sent 160 pages of a private 2012 report to the The Wall Street Journal, detailing their antitrust investigation into Google." [rdbrewer]


The Sun: Load of hot heir
"Prince Charles begged people to save energy by switching off their lights — then jumped in a helicopter to travel just 80 miles." More importantly, he gave me an excuse to use that awesome photoshop. [rdbrewer]

Rammesh Ponnuru: Tim Cook Needs to Do Some Homework
"Tim Cook, the chief executive officer of Apple, is spreading misinformation about a new religious-freedom law in Indiana." [rdbrewer]


Jeb Bush likes it when the government searches your papers and effects without a warrant
He likes big, fat, intrusive government, like all the other liberals. [rdbrewer]


Pew: Americans Don't Trust Iran Or Obama's Ability To Make A Good Deal [rdbrewer]


ONN: Iranian Team Openly Working On Bomb In Negotiating Room [rdbrewer]
This guy's gonna be big in America! Big, I tell ya! Jon Stewart's replacement, Trevor Noah, is an unfunny one-trick pony, and that one trick seems to be a dislike for, well, you and me. And, just possibly, Jews as well. [NDH]

Jared Meyer: Put The Squeeze On Operation Choke Point
"Under Operation Choke Point, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, a major player, uses its regulatory powers to intimidate banks into cutting off financial ties with businesses that the government views unfavorably." [rdbrewer]


Byron York: Hillary Clinton withheld information from Congress. Now what does Congress do? [rdbrewer]
Christina Hoff Sommers: Are men inferior to women? Let's check the data
Video. Today, there is a reverse, female chauvinism: the "women are wonderful effect." [rdbrewer]


Paula Bolyard: I’m Only Going to Do Business in States That Support the First Amendment From Now On
"Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a Washington Post editorial that the new law says 'individuals can cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer or resist a state nondiscrimination law.' That’s a complete fabrication and the Washington Post allowed him to get away with it. You will not find one word in the law that allows someone to refuse service to a customer." Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]


Grant Dossetto: Apple CEO's double standards on Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Now that he's chairman of Apple, he's going to indulge himself and make everyone listen to his pet peeves. Of course, Jobs would never have done that. Related note: Last December Apple opened stores in Saudi Arabia where they treat gays and women great. [rdbrewer]

BI: For the first time the Chinese government has admitted that things aren't going so well [rdbrewer]

Video: Show Me the Monet
A British TV show. I don't like the host or the judges, but I like the idea. It's like American Idol for art. There should be an American version with some excellent, hard-hitting judges. [rdbrewer]

The Telegraph: Germanwings crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz body parts 'found'
Via Drudge. "Meanwhile a senior Lufthansa manager has said that he is doubtful that the flight data recorder will ever be found. Speaking on an ARD talk show, Kay Kratky said that the speed of the plane was almost 500mph and warned that the recorder could have been pulverised." [rdbrewer]

Pundit Press: A Review of PolitiFact’s 'Obameter:' Outdated Garbage that 'Confirms' Patently False Lies
"[T]here are many more 'promises kept' than there are 'promises broken.' Yet anyone who has been paying attention over the last few years would surely see that Mr. Obama had broken a tremendous amount of promises." [rdbrewer]


The Reid-Obama Bargain
"Harry shut down the Senate because Barack shut down the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada.... The Senate Minority Leader has arguably done more than anyone other than President Obama to set up the Republican Party to run the government in 2017." [rdbrewer]


Andrew Stiles: What I Saw in Iran
"A Free Beacon journey to the birthplace of Valerie Jarrett." [rdbrewer]


Gabriel Malor: Your Questions On Indiana’s Religious Freedom Bill, Answered
"This past week, journalistic abuse has exploded into controversy over an innocuous religious freedom law in Indiana. This law, known as a Religious Freedom Restoration Act or RFRA (pronounced 'riff-ra'), tracks the language of the 1993 federal RFRA signed into law by President Clinton after a 97-3 vote in the Senate. But you would not necessarily know how innocuous it is from news media coverage. According to what you might hear in the news, this is an anti-gay law that is 'almost universally loathed,' and which a White House official suggested would 'legitimize discrimination.' ¶ Indiana’s RFRA has none of these characteristics." [rdbrewer]


Victor Davis Hanson: The Rules of Racialists — Part One
"[T]he faster things improve and ameliorate, the more they are declared ossified and hopeless. Perhaps because revolutionaries and the opportunistic fear that with progress for all comes obsolescence for themselves." Race hustlers gotta work too, man. Also: The Rules of Racialists — Part Two. Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]
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