Thursday, April 25, 2013

'The Bible' - #4477 - VIDEO: Actor Who Played Jesus was 'Haunted' by This Scene from 'The Bible' - The Blaze (2) Judge: Obama Administration Can't Refuse to Arrest Illegal Immigrants - Washington Times (3) FAA Accused of 'Shocking' Failure on Sequesters - Washington Times (4) In Florida, a Food Stamp Recruiter Signs Up as Many as Possible - Washington Post (5) Cost of Food Stamp Fraud More Than Doubles in 3 Years - CNS News

Actor Who Played Jesus Was 'Haunted' by Ths Scene from 'The Bible' - The Blaze - Diogo Morgado’s iconic role as Jesus Christ in History’s Channel’s “The Bible” was certainly riveting. And in a sit-down interview with Oprah recently, the actor spoke candidly about the crucifixion scene, telling the talk show host and media mogul that it was an emotionally-stirring experience. Morgado recounted the intense feelings he experienced as the dramatic depiction — naturally, the most important part of the New Testament — was reenacted over a three-day filming period. “I was haunted by that scene, obviously,” he told Oprah when she asked him about the experience. “I was seeing that coming every second of the way.” Morgado went on to say that he remembers seeing his entire life flashing before him, while filming the memorable scene.On that cross, I can tell you that I remember one thing,” the actor continued. “I remember that I was on the cross and I saw all my life just flashing in front of my eyes…it was this overwhelming feeling that every, small, single second of my life was leading up to that moment — and that was just huge for me.” Filming this portion of “The Bible” showed Morgado just a sliver of what he believes Jesus experienced during the crucifixion. “Just imagining that that was just a single fraction of a second of what Jesus did for us, it’s…pure unconditional love,” he said.


(2) Judge Obama Administration Can't Refuse to Arrest Illegal Immigrants - Washington Times - A federal judge said this week that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal immigrants they deem low priority, in a case that could upend President Obama’s enforcement policy. For the last several years the administration has said it will no longer arrest most illegal immigrants, arguing it wants to focus only on those with serious criminal records or gang ties. The Homeland Security department said it was using “prosecutorial discretion.”Immigration agents and officers sued, saying federal law requires them to make the arrests, but the Obama administration would discipline them if they complied with the law. Read more........

(3) FAA Accused of 'Shocking' Failure on Sequesters - Washington Times A top House Republican accused the FAA of a “shocking lapse of management” in giving the airlines just “hours” notice before furloughing air traffic controllers, leaving the industry struggling to adjust to major flight delays. Seven weeks after the budget sequesters took effect, the controller furloughs have been the first major pain the public has felt, and it’s prompted a major round of old-style finger-pointing.The Obama administration says the furloughs had to happen because of the across-the-board cuts, and the Federal Aviation Administration said it had no flexibility. But congressional Republicans say the FAA never asked for flexibility and imposed the cuts last week with almost no notice, making it as painful as possible. “You waited until hours until it was to be placed into effect,” said Rep. Harold Rogers, Kentucky Republican and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, which oversees the FAA’s spending. “I find that shocking — a shocking lapse of management.” Read more......

(4) In Florida, a Food-Stamp Recruiter Signs Up as Many as Possible  - Washington Post -  A good recruiter needs to be liked, so Dillie Nerios filled gift bags with dog toys for the dog people and cat food for the cat people. She packed crates of cookies, croissants, vegetables and fresh fruit. She curled her hair and painted her nails fluorescent pink. “A happy, it’s-all-good look,” she said, checking her reflection in the rearview mirror. Then she drove along the Florida coast to sign people up for food stamps. Her destination on a recent morning was a 55-and-over community in central Florida, where single-wide trailers surround a parched golf course. On the drive, Nerios, 56, reviewed techniques she had learned for connecting with some of Florida’s most desperate senior citizens during two years on the job. Touch a shoulder. Hold eye contact. Listen for as long as it takes. “Some seniors haven’t had anyone to talk to in some time,” one of the state-issued training manuals reads. “Make each person feel like the only one who matters.” In fact, it is Nerios’s job to enroll at least 150 seniors for food stamps each month, a quota she usually exceeds. Read more..........

(5) Cost of Food Stamp Fraud More Than Doubles in 3 Years - CNS News - In 2012, a U.S. Department of Agriculture official said that food stamp fraud totals $750 million each year - a number that more than doubles the cost of trafficking reported in a 2006- 2008 USDA study. Kevin Concannon, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, told the Huffington Post last year that food stamp fraud totals around $750 million each year. The $750 million number is more than double the amount in total dollars of fraud detected annually in a 2006-2008 study on trafficking - a type of fraud that involves selling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to food retailers for cents on the dollar. Read more........

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