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Herman Cain Releases Disgusting Ad Campaigns

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No household pet, it seems, is safe from Herman Cain.

Having already used a flopping, out-of-water goldfish to portray "the economy on stimulus," Cain sent an email to supporters on Monday to let them know that "A brand new, take-no-prisoners video is available for your viewing and forwarding pleasure. And this one picks right up where we left off on our theme of "Sick of Stimulus" - and may even go a bit farther."

It turns out that "a bit farther" means using a rabbit as a skeet-shooting target. In the 30-second video, which advertises Cain's website sickofstimulus.com, the small girl from the goldfish ad places a rabbit in a catapult, where it's launched and shot out of the sky by a man with a rifle. "This is small business under the current tax code. Any questions?" asks the girl, as the man cocks the rifle again in the background.


Gold Bar Discovered Filled With Tungsten

In the biggest news we've broke since the JP Morgan whistle-blower stepped forward, Australian Bullion Dealer ABC Bullion has contacted SD to advise that one of its suppliers has provided them photographic evidence of a tungsten filled 1 kilo gold bar discovered this week.

The bar passed a hand-held xrf scan which showed 99.98% pure AU. The tungsten was only discovered when the bar was physically cut in half.

After numerous reports of 400oz tungsten filled bars being discovered in Hong Kong, this is the first documented and verified report with photographic evidence that has been made public.

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1000g Gold bar cut showing inserted tungsten rods.

Submitted by Australian Bullion Dealer ABC Bullion:
Attached are photographs of a legitimate Metalor 1000gm Au bar that has been drilled out and filled with Tungsten (W).This bar was purchased by staff of a scrap dealer in xxxxx, UK yesterday. The bar appeared to be perfect other than the fact that it was 2gms underweight. It was checked by hand-held xrf and showed 99.98% Au. Being Tungsten, it would not be ferro-magnetic. The bar was supplied with the original certificate.

The owner of the business that purchased the bar only became suspicious when he realized the weight discrepancy and had the bar cropped. He estimates between 30-40% of the weight of the bar to be Tungsten.


Diet Guru Pierre Dukan Targeted by French Medical Orders


Doctor Pierre Dukan
French medical orders have filed complaints against celebrity diet guru Pierre Dukan, whose diet was reportedly used by the Middleton family ahead of Kate's wedding to Britain's Prince William.

Both the French and the Parisian Medical Councils accuse Dukan, who promotes a high-protein diet that has seen him sell millions of books and win over a slew of famous followers, of breaking professional rules.

The man behind the "Dukan Diet Cookbook", which he is currently promoting in the United States, is accused of failing to observe two articles in the doctor's code: lacking prudence in statements potentially damaging public health, and of practising medicine as a business.

Dukan recommended in January that students in their final two years of high school be awarded extra marks if they manage to maintain an acceptable Body Mass Index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on height and weight.

He is accused of failing to take into account how his recommendation might affect anorexic or overweight students.


Tourism for Psychopaths? : US town plans mock execution to attract tourists

The mayor of Medora, a small tourist town in North Dakota, is planning to erect a gallows on his property in a bid to boost visitor numbers.

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The mayor of a North Dakota tourist town wants to host a mock execution to increase tourism
Doug Ellison, 49, has asked the town's Planning and Zoning Commission for permission to build the attraction, and intends to stage a mock hanging - with his own neck in the noose.

"The matter was not on the agenda and they were a little taken aback,'' Mr Ellison is reported to have said. "There was about five seconds of stunned silence and at first I think they thought I was joking.''

The commission is expected to vote on the proposal next month, and Mr Ellison said he was hopeful of securing approval.

"My vision is to stage a shooting, where I'd gun down someone in the street, have a trial and a hanging, all within 20 or so minutes," he said. "Anything longer than that and the tourists would lose interest."

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Hate Crime in America: Iraqi-American Woman beaten in San Diego attack to be buried in Iraq

Iraqi-American Shaima Alawadi was found unconscious in her home with note next to her body that said 'go back to your country, you terrorist'

Fatima al Himidi
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Shaima Alawadi's daughter Fatima al Himidi found her body after the brutal attack.
The body of an Iraqi-American woman who was found beaten unconscious in her home next to a note that said "go back to your country, you terrorist" will be flown to Iraq for her funeral, a local Muslim leader has said.

Shaima Alawadi, 32, was taken off life support on Saturday, three days after her 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious in the dining room of the family home in El Cajon, San Diego.

Investigators said they were exploring all aspects of her death, including the possibility that the attack was a hate crime.


Long Range Rocket Launch: North Korea Thumbs its Nose at the World

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2009 North Korean rocket launch
Thumbing its nose at threats from both Japan and South Korea to shoot it down if it comes near their territory, North Korea has moved a long-range missile onto its launch pad in preparation for an April liftoff.

CNN reports the news broke during a nuclear summit in South Korea where 60 world leaders were gathering to discuss nuclear terrorism, and how best to secure nuclear material.

Hyung-Jin Kim from the Associated Press reports South Korea joined Japan in announcing it will track the orbit of Pyongyang's rocket and shoot it down if it slips into Southern territory.

Yoon Won-shik, a vice spokesman at the South Korean Defense Ministry says "We are studying measures such as tracking and shooting down (parts) of a North Korean missile in case they stray out of their normal trajectory."

"We cannot help viewing (the launch) as a very reckless, provocative act."


Where's the Outrage Over Senseless Killings Taking Place Here in Philadelphia?

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Last I checked, the city's homicide rate stood at a disgraceful grand total of 84 for the first three months of 2012.

That's practically one a day.

Not to take anything away from the hoodie rallies and marches around the country protesting the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed, black Florida teen killed last month while returning home after buying Skittles and iced tea, but where's the outrage for the homicidal madness that passes as everyday life right here in Philadelphia?

A senseless shooting like what happened to Trayvon is something we all should stand up and protest against. It's outrageous that George Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch captain who admitted killing Trayvon, hasn't been taken into custody. I agree with Mayor Nutter, who called this "nothing short of an assassination."

Philadelphians are fired up. An estimated 2,500 people turned out Friday for the Hoodie March in Center City. Churchgoers donned hoodies yesterday in honor of Trayvon. In the 20-plus years that I've called this city my home, I've never seen Philadelphians as riled up about a single murder as they are in this case. But it gives me pause that we don't direct the same level of outrage at some of the incidents that take place closer to home.


Trayvon Martin Killing Lead Prosecutor Says George Zimmerman Could Walk

The nationwide clamor for an arrest notwithstanding, the lead prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case tells ABC News that convicting his killer, the neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, could prove difficult.

"The stand-your-ground law is one portion of justifiable use of deadly force," veteran State Attorney Angela Corey said. "And what that means is that the state must go forward and be able to prove it's case beyond a reasonable doubt... So it makes the case in general more difficult than a normal criminal case."

Zimmerman shot Martin dead the night of Feb. 26, after following him for several minutes. Zimmerman told police Martin looked suspicious because he was wearing a hoodie, and when he confronted him the two fought -- ultimately resulting in a single bullet in Martin's chest.


Group Offers $10,000 to 'Capture' Trayvon Martin's Killer

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Members of the New Black Panther Party rally next to a memorial to Trayvon Martin outside The Retreat at Twin Lakes community in Sanford, Florida, where Trayvon was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. The group is offering a $10,000 bounty for Zimmerman's capture.
US - The new Black Panther Party offered a bounty of $10,000 Saturday for the "capture" of a Florida neighborhood watch captain who killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," leader Mikhail Muhammad said after announcing the reward for George Zimmerman at a protest in Sanford, Fla.

Muhammad called on 5,000 black men to mobilize and capture the neighborhood watch volunteer.

"If the government won't do the job, we'll do it," Muhammad said, leading chants that included "freedom or death" and "justice for Trayvon."

Muhammad said New Black Panther's chairman, Malik Zulu Shabaz of Washington, was taking donations from black entertainers and athletes.


India Bans its Airlines From Paying EU Carbon Tax

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India has barred its airlines from complying with the European Union carbon tax scheme, joining China in resistance to plans that have caused a backlash among the EU's trade partners.

The European Union imposed a carbon levy on air travel with effect from January 1, but no airline will face a bill until 2013 after this year's carbon emissions have been tallied.

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh told parliament on Thursday that "the imposition of carbon tax does not arise" because Indian airlines would simply refuse to hand over their emissions data.

"Though the European Union has directed Indian carriers to submit emission details of their aircraft by March 31, 2012, no Indian carrier is submitting them in view of the position of the government," he said.

India's resolution to boycott the scheme follows China's decision last month to prevent its airlines from complying with the EU directive.

The two Asian giants have attacked the EU scheme, calling it a unilateral trade levy disguised as an attempt to fight climate change.