Rick Santorum Quotes; This is scary!

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Candidly, I believe most corporations actually don’t mind big government. Rick Santorum

Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing: that society is based on the future of the society. And that’s what? Children. Monogamous relationships.
Rick Santorum

I have nothing, absolutely nothing against anyone who’s homosexual. If that’s their orientation, then I accept that. And I have no problem with someone who has other orientations.
Rick Santorum

I love it when the left and when the president say, ‘Don’t try to impose your values on us, you folks who hold your Bibles in your hand and cling to your guns.’ They have values too. Our values are based on religion, based on life. Their values are based on a religion of self. Rick Santorum

I mean the fact is that some of this information that we have found out that led to Usama bin Laden actually came from these enhanced interrogation techniques. Rick Santorum

I’m always told that what I say is controversial. Why is it controversial? Because I speak from a tradition that has now fallen out of favor with the dominant media in this country. And so when I say things like marriage should be between one man and one woman, I’m called a bigot. Rick Santorum

If the most liberal man that’s ever been in office can get elected when 20 percent of the population identifies as liberal then I think we can elect a conservative when 40 percent of the population identifies themselves as conservative. Rick Santorum

Isn’t that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage? Rick Santorum

My feeling is, well, if it’s my money, I have a right to judge. Rick Santorum

The decision he made with Usama bin Laden was a tactical decision. It wasn’t a strategic decision. The strategic decision was made by President Bush to go after him. What President Obama has done on his watch, the issues that have come up while he’s been president, he’s gotten it wrong strategically every single time. Rick Santorum

The government has convinced parents that at some point it’s no longer their responsibility. And in fact, they force them, in many respects, to turn their children over to the public education system and wrest control from them and block them out of participation of that. That has to change or education will not improve in this country. Rick Santorum

The idea is that the state doesn’t have rights to limit individuals’ wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire. Rick Santorum

Watching President Obama apologize last week for America’s arrogance – before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans – helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions. Rick Santorum

What we should be teaching are the problems and holes and I think there are legitimate problems and holes in the theory of evolution. And what we need to do is to present those fairly from a scientific point of view. And we should lay out areas in which the evidence supports evolution and the areas in the evidence that does not. Rick Santorum

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Room with a view, Could you sleep in this half-graffitied space?

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When we visit a hotel we’re normally on the lookout for luxurious touches like free-standing baths, Egyptian cotton sheets and well-stocked mini bars, but we never imagined a boudoir quite like this one…

The Vieux Panier boutique hotel in Marseille commissions artists and designers to decorate each of their five bedrooms once a year. The juxaposition of the historic 17th century former grocer’s with bold contemporary interior design is a striking one and definitely not for the faint-hearted.

This year, they invited graffiti artist Tilt to create the ‘Panic Room’, a bedroom that has been carefully graffitied down exactly one side. That includes the bedsheets, the ceiling and even the dressing table mirror. The other half of the space has been kept pure white, emphasising the contrast even further.n Design and photographer Big Addict, otherwise known as Benjamin Roudet, documented the room in these incredible images on the Big Addict site.

We’re more used to seeing graffiti decorating (or defacing, depending on your view) surfaces outdoors, and using it as an interior design motif is an original approach. What do you make of this hotel room’s unique decor – do you find it stimulating and original, or would it give you a migraine? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter @stylistmagazine

Find out more about the hotel at auvieuxpanier.com and Big Addict’s work at cargocollective.com

Tip of the day: make sure the car you attempt to steal doesn’t belong to Secret Service.

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(UPI) — A homeless man was arrested in Washington, D.C., after he  allegedly tried to steal a car that belonged to the Secret Service, police  said.

The car was parked Friday afternoon near the Sidwell Friends School attended  by President Obama‘s  daughters, WTOP.com reported.

The man allegedly jumped into the car and tried to drive it away.

He was arrested and accused of carjacking, WTOP.com said.

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Raped, naked, afraid to leave her closet victim says officer hit her in the face. What??

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Internal Affairs investigators at the San Antonio Police Department are investigating claims that an SAPD officer used excessive force last month when he attempted to detain a woman who reportedly had broken into her boyfriend’s home.

Rebecca Gibson, who chose to reveal her identity to the public even though she is a rape victim, said she was raped by two strangers while walking near her Northwest side apartment, located on Cinnamon Creek Drive, on Jan. 17.

Gibson said the men stopped to ask her if she needed a ride and things quickly spiraled out of control.

“Two men in a truck pulled up beside of me and asked if I needed a ride (and) I told them no,” Gibson said. “I told them no again and one of them hit me in the back of the head and I woke up at four in the morning with no clothes, no money, no phone.”

Gibson said she woke up in a laundry facility about a half-mile from her apartment complex. She said she walked back to her apartment and grabbed some clothes. From there, she said she walked to her boyfriend’s home where she says she got into a heated argument with him.

“He just completely flipped out,” Gibson said, claiming he was upset she was out all night without calling him.

Gibson said the boyfriend called police and reported that she broke into his home.

When officers arrived, Gibson said she was hiding in a closet naked. She said the officers ordered her to leave the closet.

“I told them what had just happened to me and I asked for a female officer and the officer said I didn’t have that option because it wasn’t my house,” Gibson said. “I told them I was naked. I told them I had just been raped and that I did not feel comfortable coming out of the closet with there only being two male officers there.”

Gibson said she continued to refuse orders to leave the closet. Eventually, the officers had to use force to remove her.

“The police officer came into the closet punched me in the face so hard that he fractured the right orbital in my face,” Gibson said.

Gibson was placed in handcuffs and transported to University Hospital where a rape exam was performed and Gibson’s facial injuries were treated.

According to documents provided by Gibson to KSAT 12 News, an emergency room nurse wrote in a report the officer was bragging about hitting Gibson in the face.

The report stated, “the officer was talking about it in a proud manner that he hit her.”

Gibson has filed a complaint against the officer who hit her in the face.

SAPD confirmed Tuesday afternoon the complaint is being investigated by Internal Affairs.

In a statement to KSAT, Public Information Officer Lt. Chris Benavides wrote: “The preliminary investigation reveals an officer responded to the location for an individual refusing to leave. This individual appeared to be intoxicated and aggressive. After a brief struggle with police, she was subdued. During that struggle she was struck in the face. We take all allegations seriously and investigate them thoroughly.”

Gibson denied being intoxicated and said she was not combative or aggressive with the officers.

Meet the three teenage daughters of Reverend Bob Larson… who hate Twilight and perform exorcisms

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Most teenagers are proud to go into the family business, be it working the store that’s been around for generations or taking over a law practise.

But Rev Bob Larson’s teenage girls have gone into a more peculiar trade – expelling demons from those possessed.

The reverend, who himself has claimed to have exorcised more than 15,000 demons, says he passed down his knowledge to his three teenage daughters and showed them the extraordinary process of liaising with demonic influences and ridding them from a human body.

Reverend Bob Larson of Freedom Churches International told Anderson Cooper on his talk show Anderson that he’s brought his daughters into the family trade.

Brynne got involved in exorcism at age 13. ‘I got up on stage in front of 3,000 people and cast a demon out in Africa. I knew what was going on,’ she said on an episode of Anderson set to air tomorrow.

‘(My father) really walked me through and helped me with it,’ she says.

Tess, 17, says her first exorcism was on a friend of hers. She said that one of the tell-tale signs is eyes that dilate ‘You can see evil.’

Cooper questions what a typical exorcism would cost. ‘Our teams charge absolutely nothing,’ Rev Larson tells him. ‘The teen girls don’t charge.’

However, when pressed by Cooper how much the reverend himself charges, Rev Larson wouldn’t give a straight response, saying it was contingent on several factors, including amount of travel involved and the difficulty of the exorcism.

‘You charge about $400 to $500 per exorcism,’ Cooper states.

‘It could be as much as that,’ Rev Larson said.

He also charges $10 for a quiz that supposedly reveals whether or not its taker is possessed, and has published more than 30 books.

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Advice, if you’re going to rob someone, don’t show them your distinctive tattoo.

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Wayne Jones is so proud of his weightlifting prowess that he has an image of barbells and the number 400 tattooed on his chiseled abs, an apparent reference to how many pounds he can bench press, as reported by The Chicago Tribune.

But Jones’ penchant for showing off that tattoo led to his arrest this week on charges he punched a teenager and robbed him of his smart phone in the Loop, police and prosecutors said Tuesday.

Prosecutors said Jones, 49, approached the 18-year-old victim at about 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16 as he was walking in the 0-100 block of South State Street talking on his 4G smart phone. Jones initially asked to use the phone, but when the victim said it was out of batteries, he announced a robbery.

“The defendant lifted up his shirt and shows him the tattoo,” Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti said in court. “(Jones) said he was cut and could lay the victim out right now.”

Jones then punched the victim in the face, took the cell phone and ran south on State Street, according to court records.

Last week, police searched arrest reports for previous cases involving a defendant with a “400” tattoo and got a match on Jones. After the victim picked Jones out of a photo array, detectives drove him around areas where Jones had previously been arrested and he was spotted about 11 a.m. Monday standing in the 4600 block of North Clifton Avenue. The victim later picked Jones out of a police lineup, records show.

Jones, of the 11400 block of South Forest Avenue, stands about 5 feet 7 and weighs 185 pounds, according to an arrest report. His criminal record includes a 1987 conviction for aggravated battery and robbery for which he was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a 1995 conviction for an attempted carjacking, records show.

In 2009, he was sentenced to 4 years in prison for aggravated battery during a robbery of a downtown store. He also had been arrested for retail theft as recently as a week before the State Street incident, according to court records.

Jones was ordered held Tuesday on $150,000 bond by Judge Donald Panarese.

Cuban Sculptor Proves Tobacco Can Be Used for Better Things than Smoking and Chewing

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Janio Nunez is a talented Cuban artist who has the gift of making incredible sculptures exclusively from tobacco leaves. He creates works of art both tiny and life-size that prove there are better things to do with tobacco than smoking it.

Janio’s fascination with tobacco began as a little boy, watching his grandparents roll cigars at the factory. He started copying them and ended up becoming a tobacco leaf roller himself. He worked at the factory, but after passing evaluations, he was sent to Varadero, Cuba’s largest resort in Cuba, to roll cigars for tourists. Everything was normal until one day when something really strange happened. He began seeing his co-workers like they were made entirely of tobacco leaves. He would get scared and close his eyes, and when he opened them they were normal again, dressed in their regular clothes. Then would turn around and see another colleague sitting down, all made of tobacco (clothes, face, skin, etc.). This happened sporadically for about four months, and his friends even took him to see a doctor about his “problem”. That didn’t help very much, and realizing something was wrong with him, he decided to do somehow fix things himself.

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Man’s dented head reshaped using his own body fat.

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In the first procedure of its kind in Britain, Tim Barter, 32, had his   forehead reshaped using fat from his stomach and titanium plates.

The visual effects supervisor, who worked on the BBC’s Dr Who television   series, shattered his skull, cheekbone and eye socket after he fell 25ft   from a drainpipe and hit his head on a brick wall.

The accident, which happened as he tried climb into his house after locking   himself out, left him in a coma for 10 days.

Doctors had to remove part of his skull on the right side of his head to   relieve swelling and bleeding on his brain.

However, he has now made a full recovery after pioneering treatment by Robert   Bentley, a cranio-oral and maxillofacial surgeon from London’s King’s   College Hospital.

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Hmmmm, yummy: Woman eats 4,000 washing-up sponges.

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Kerry Trebilcock, 21, suffers from a condition called pica, which causes victims to crave non-edible objects.

The disorder has also caused her to eat more than 100 bars of soap.

Miss Trebilcock, a dental nurse from Mylor, Cornwall, told The Sun: “One day I will beat this and be able to have a shower or   do the washing up without feeling hungry.

“I have been very particular about the type of sponges and soaps I’d eat and how I’d prepare them.

“If I went out for the day I’d carry a small plastic bag of cut-up pieces of sponge with some tomato and BBQ sauce in Tupperware. I was never without a   ‘snack’.”

Other sufferers eat metal, coal, sand, chalk and sometime even lightbulbs and furniture.

Miss Trebilcock, who weighs just 8st, has endured stomach cramps, constipation and diarrhoea as a result of her disorder.She also eats “normal food” and is   trying to curb her cravings with Floral Gum sweets.

She added to the newspaper: “I am making progress and speak to other sufferers of pica on internet forums, which helps.”

Marines want vomit-proof amphibious assault vehicles.

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Camp Pendleton, Calif. (Marine Times) — The Marine Corps may be a sea-going service, but there’s one thing not issued in boot camp: a strong stomach that can endure riding in amphibious assault vehicles.

But an ongoing study started last year hopes to find ways to increase the comfort of amphibious vehicles and make them less apt to induce nausea in combat-equipped Marines before they hit the beach.

“What are the endurance limits of Marines, and what are the tolerance limits of Marines in conjunction with amphibious transport to the beach?” asked William E. Taylor, the Marine Corps’ program executive officer for land systems in Quantico, Va., during a Feb. 7 visit to Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch at Pendleton is helping with the studies, which are part of a broader effort to improve future vehicles.

“We are trying to be a little smarter in developing the next-generation vehicle by simply not basing it on a paper document,” Taylor said. “We are just trying to gain some practical insight into the ramifications of our requirement.”

Taylor declined to detail their preliminary findings or elaborate on how Marines were being tested. He said the Marine Corps will report the results to Congress, which requested a habitability study in the fiscal 2012 defense authorization.

Test branch officials and members of I Marine Expeditionary Force have helped with initial research using AAVs and four prototypes of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, the AAV-replacement program defense officials canceled last year.

When it comes to stomach-churning research, “this actually is the most scientifically approached testing we have done,” said Emanuel “Manny” Pacheco, a spokesman for the program manager office. “We have had all kinds of anecdotal information that says, OK, we keep Marines in the back of this thing for 45 minutes to an hour and they are going to start losing their lunch.”

The first phase of the testing has been completed with the AAV and EFV, Taylor said, “just to baseline some of the human aspects of amphibious transport.”