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  • Taiwan develops own “carrier-killer” missile

    12/03/2012 5:40:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 20 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 11/29/2012 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    Taiwan’s Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology has completed a series of tests of its Hsiung Feng III (HF-3) ‘carrier killer’ anti-ship missile. The missile, first showcased at the Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition in August 2011, is a ramjet-powered, 120kg payload supersonic anti-ship missile with an estimated range of 130km to 150km and a maximum speed of Mach 2 – about twice the speed of sound. The Taipei Times reports that the HF-3 could be deployed on the west coast across from the mainland. That positioning would use mountains for cover against mainland missiles while bringing targets...
  • Text of Divisive Psychiatric Manual Finalized

    12/03/2012 5:40:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 38 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 3 December 2012 | Greg Miller
    Enlarge Image On Saturday, the board of trustees of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) voted to approve the final text of the DSM-5, the next revision to the leading manual for diagnosing mental illness. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which originated in 1952, will be released next May at the APA's annual meeting in San Francisco. The revision process leading to DSM-5 began in 1999, and APA says it consulted more than 1500 experts in 39 countries in updating the criteria for diagnosing hundreds of psychiatric conditions. It has been a bumpy...
  • Raging Against Self-Defense: A Psychiatrist Examines the Anti-Gun Mentality

    12/03/2012 5:34:47 PM PST · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    http://www.therightplanet.com/ ^ | 03 Dec 2012 | By Sarah Thompson, M.D.
    “You don’t need to have a gun; the police will protect you.” “If people carry guns, there will be murders over parking spaces and neighborhood basketball games.” “I’m a pacifist. Enlightened, spiritually aware people shouldn’t own guns.” “I’d rather be raped than have some redneck militia type try to rescue me.” How often have you heard these statements from misguided advocates of victim disarmament, or even woefully uninformed relatives and neighbors? Why do people cling so tightly to these beliefs, in the face of incontrovertible evidence that they are wrong? Why do they get so furiously angry when gun owners...
  • The Deepest Source of Our Troubles

    12/03/2012 5:34:08 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 57 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | Dec 2, 2012 | Paul Rahe
    On Saturday, I touched on some of the sources of Mitt Romney's failure on 6 November, noting his almost willful alienation of Hispanic voters and his incompetence in executing a get-out-the-vote effort, but emphasizing, above all else, his decision -- most evident in his contentless acceptance speech at the Republican convention -- to eschew an appeal to first principles, to treat Barack Obama as a decent fellow with decent principles who is merely out of his depth, and to present himself to the voters as a more competent manager. Of necessity, in that post, I ignored aspects of the situation...
  • Voyager 1 enters new region of solar system, on verge of crossing over to interstellar space

    12/03/2012 5:31:45 PM PST · by John W · 33 replies
    AP via Washington Post ^ | December 3, 2012 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — The unstoppable Voyager 1 spacecraft has sailed into a new realm of the solar system that scientists did not know existed. Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, have been speeding away from the sun toward interstellar space, or the space between stars. Over the summer, Voyager 1, which is farther along in its journey, crossed into this new region where the effects from the outside can be felt. “We do believe this may be the very last layer between us and interstellar space,” said chief scientist Ed Stone of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages...
  • Home invader with knife stopped by homeowner with gun(TX)

    12/03/2012 5:31:35 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    12newsnow.com ^ | 2 December, 2012 | David Ingram
    Nederland police say a homeowner with a gun was able to stop an intruder who was armed with a knife late Saturday evening. Officers say it happened in the 100 block of Avenue D just before midnight. A man, woman and child were at home when they heard someone breaking into the house through a glass French door. The homeowner confronted the intruder and fired one shot. Police say the intruder was not hit by the bullet. Officers arrived shortly after the confrontation and arrested the intruder. Assistant Chief of Police Gary Porter tells 12 News the man's name is...
  • EU: French economy buckles as car sales collapse

    12/03/2012 5:24:29 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/3/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    France’s industrial woes deepened last month as car sales crashed 19pc and French brands lost market share at an dramatic pace, raising fears of a serious economic crisis next year once austerity hits. Markit’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for French manufacturing remained stuck in slump in November at 44.5 and is now the weakest in the eurozone after Greece. "The figures are shocking," said sovereign debt strategist Nicholas Spiro. "France has been sailing dangerously close to the wind for some time but is now tipping into outright contraction." The Committee of French Automobile Producers said this has been the worst...
  • MILLER: Obama is left of liberals

    12/03/2012 5:23:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Geithner’s fiscal cliff offer might not even be able to pass Democratic SenateTreasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner did what Washingtonians call the “full Ginsburg” on Sunday. The term refers to Monica Lewinsky’s lawyer, William H. Ginsburg, who was the first to appear on all five network Sunday interview shows in one day. Mr. Geithner’s whirlwind tour revealed more of the White House’s endgame for the fiscal cliff negotiations, and it’s evident President Obama is positioning himself to the left of his own party. For the first time, Mr. Geithner revealed to Fox News’ Chris Wallace the White House determination to...
  • Man applied for pistol permit before deadly stabbings in Wyoming

    12/03/2012 5:22:23 PM PST · by matt04 · 24 replies
    The Vernon Police Department said a 25-year-old man from the town, who is believed to be responsible for killing his father and another woman in Wyoming, applied for a pistol permit before the murder. Police said Christopher Krumm stabbed his father, Jim Krumm, 56, a computer science teacher and his father's girlfriend Heidi Arnold, 42, who was also a professor at Casper College, a Wyoming community college, on Friday morning. According to police, Christopher Krumm first stabbed Arnold, who was his father's girlfriend, at the home he lived at with his father before going to the college. Investigators said the...
  • Making a Flu Vaccine Without the Virus

    12/03/2012 5:21:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 26 November 2012 | Kai Kupferschmidt
    Enlarge Image New approach. The new vaccine does not use the two proteins on the flu virus's surface, shown here as blue and red spikes, but mRNA encoding one of them. Credit: CDC A new vaccine strategy could make flu shots cheaper, safer, and easier to produce. Using synthetic messenger RNA (mRNA) instead of proteins purified from viruses, German scientists have shown they can protect mice, ferrets, and pigs against influenza. "This is a very interesting new approach," says Hans-Dieter Klenk, a virologist at the University of Marburg in Germany who was not involved in the work. Now, most...
  • Ithaca Sees 27% Hike in Robberies, Ending 3-Year Decline

    12/03/2012 5:20:22 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    ITHACA — Robberies in the city increased 27 percent during the first half of 2012, ending a three-year decline, according to the latest figures released by the Ithaca Police Department.... In another unsettling statistic, the number of burglaries committed in the first half of 2012 are already 71 percent of the level committed in all of 2011....
  • Pro-Life Activist: Human Rights in China “Getting Worse”

    12/03/2012 5:19:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 3, 2012 | Penny Starr
    hen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist who escaped house arrest in May and came with his family to live in the United States, has released a video condemning the human rights violations he claims are perpetrated by China’s Communist government, including the disappearance of dissidents and a one-child per family policy that includes forcing women to have abortions. “Unfortunately, the human rights in China is in fact getting worse,” Chen said in the video filmed in New York City with the Freedom Tower shining in the night skyline behind him. “This has to garner more attention from the world. And...
  • Schnitt Show Caller Claims Family Brutalized By Jovan Belcher

    12/03/2012 5:14:57 PM PST · by izzatzo · 11 replies
    SchnittShow ^ | 12/03/2012 | Schnitt
    TAMPA, Fla. (SchnittShow.com) Monday, a caller on the nationally syndicated “Schnitt Show” claimed his family was terrorized by Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs star who killed his girlfriend before taking his own life Saturday. The caller, who raised his family on Long Island, says his son attended school with Jovan, who regularly bullied and beat up his son. “We went to the police, we went to the Department of Education. We couldn’t do nothing about this kid. Around adults, he always acted like he was such a sweet little guy.”
  • Egyptian Feminist Activist: Hillary Clinton, U.S. Worked With Muslim Brotherhood... (TWINS?)

    12/03/2012 5:14:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/12
    Egyptian Feminist Activist: Hillary Clinton, U.S. Worked With Muslim Brotherhood to 'Abort' Revolution Egyptian feminist activist Nawal El Saadawi joined the "Smiley and West Show" on December 1st to talk about the Arab spring and the United States' involvement in bringing it to an end. Saadawi, who was actively involved in the revolution, tells progressives Tavis Smiley & Cornel West that the Obama administration and, specifically Hillary Clinton, worked with military and the Muslim Brotherhood to "abort" Egypt's revolution. Saadawi went on to say that Hillary Clinton and the Muslim Brotherhood are now "twins" for their involvement in prematurely ending...
  • Merry Christmas, You're Fired...Love, President Obama

    12/03/2012 5:14:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2012 | Chad Stafko
    Thanks to the 62,615,406 individuals who took off their thinking caps and re-elected President Barack Obama, thousands upon thousands of folks are receiving their pink slips now or soon will over the next several weeks or months. These lost jobs are often high-paying and are disappearing by the hour. The culprit? It's none other than Obama's landmark legislation, The Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. Re-electing Barack Obama guaranteed that the 2.3% medical device tax, a key funding source for ObamaCare, will go into effect on January 1, 2013. This transfer of money from these companies to the federal government, which...
  • Chris Matthews Says 'Mr. Boehner, You Lost' - He Was Re-elected With 99.9% of the Votes

    12/03/2012 5:11:38 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Chris Matthews Says 'Mr. Boehner, You Lost' - He Was Re-elected With 99.9% of the Votes By Noel Sheppard Created 12/03/2012 - 6:51pm Despite Chris Matthews having worked for former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, his grasp of how the United States government works is tenuous at best. On Monday's Hardball, the host repeatedly said current Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh.) "lost" on Election Day despite the Congressman winning 99.9 percent of the votes in his district while his Party retained control of the House (video follows with transcript and commentary): CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me start tonight with this. So...
  • Susan Rice: U.N. Vote ‘Does Not Establish that Palestine Is a State’

    12/03/2012 5:11:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 3, 2012 | Matt Cover
    U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said that a vote elevating the status of the Palestinians at the United Nations did not establish that Palestine is its own separate country, a serious issue of contention between Israel and the Palestinians. “This resolution does not establish that Palestine is a state,” Rice said Wednesday at the U.N. in New York. “Progress toward a just and lasting two-state solution cannot be made by pressing a green voting button here in this hall. Nor does passing any resolution create a state where none indeed exists or change the reality on the ground.” …
  • Jackson Lee: “Who Wants to Make a Fuss About Social Security When It’s Solvent?”

    12/03/2012 5:08:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 3, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D.-Texas) said last week that Republicans are being “frivolous” when they talking about reforming Social Security as a means toward fixing the federal government’s fiscal problems because Social Security is “solvent.” According to Social Security’s trustees, the program has operated in the red each of the last two years. “Who wants to make a fuss about Social Security when it's solvent?” she asked on Friday. “And then who wants to make a fuss about Medicare when it's solvent until 2024?” …
  • New Details Emerge In Designer Handbag Heist At Ross Park Mall

    12/03/2012 5:07:45 PM PST · by traumer · 6 replies
    ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — There are new details to go along with the surveillance video police released of a brazen group of thieves that hit a local Louis Vuitton store and made off with thousands of dollars in merchandise. Police say the heist took less than 30 seconds. There are also indications the group may be behind similar thefts in other parts of the country. The high-end heist occurred Thursday around 8 p.m. when police say a group of five people entered the store. The suspects are visible in a short section of surveillance video, which Ross Township Police released...
  • Business owners approach open carry law differently, many wait and see (OK)

    12/03/2012 5:07:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    newsok.com ^ | 3 December, 2012 | Jennifer Palmer
    A handful of local businesses have posted signs banning, or welcoming, firearms since the state's open carry law went into effect Nov. 1. But many, possibly apprehensive to offend customers, have decided to wait and see if open carry becomes an issue first. Business owners have the right to control the presence of guns on their premises and it appears many are treading carefully since the open carry law went into effect Nov. 1. Signs banning, or welcoming, legal firearms are not widespread. Business owners face a difficult decision: if they ban firearms, will they alienate pro-gun customers? But if...
  • Rahm Emanuel Likens Obama to Lincoln

    12/03/2012 5:04:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 3, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, likened Obama’s values and “ability to see a clear road where everybody just sees fog” to President Abraham Lincoln as depicted in the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie “Lincoln.” … Emanuel made his remarks specifically in reference to Obama’s decision to provide a financial bailout to General Motors in 2009, and how his experience as a community organizer helped him to make that decision. …
  • An open letter to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock

    12/03/2012 5:03:54 PM PST · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    http://doubleplusundead.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | alexthechick
    Gentlemen: I see that you have chosen to use the horrific crime of the murder of Kasandra Perkins to express your belief that guns are the problem, not the men who wield them. I am utterly certain that you believe that you have the moral high ground on this matter. I am equally certain that such a belief is appallingly wrong, not to mention terribly misogynistic. Why do I say this? Because had your desires on gun control been in place, I would not be alive to be writing this now. I have an Ex. I have an Ex who,...
  • (Exempt) Dems: Federal health programs should cover DREAMers (Commiecare™ for anchor babies)

    12/03/2012 4:56:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/12 | Sam Baker
    Dems: Federal health programs should cover DREAMersBy Sam Baker - 12/03/12 02:53 PM ET Federal healthcare programs should cover the children of illegal immigrants, a group of House Democrats says. Democrats are asking the Obama administration to make healthcare available to children who are able to stay in the U.S. under the deferred-action immigration policy that President Obama announced earlier this year. The policy — similar to the DREAM Act — allows many children of illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. without fear of deportation, as long as they meet certain criteria. A group of House Democrats, led by...
  • The Myth of Northern Innocence

    12/03/2012 4:55:51 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 48 replies
    Burly-and-bearded country singer Trace Adkins ruffled all the usual feathers and bruised all the usual feelings when he dared to wear a Confederate battle flag earpiece in full view of gasping national TV viewers while singing “The Christmas Song” in the Yankee stronghold of Rockefeller Center on November 28. Adkins, who belches out such venerable neo-country chestnuts as “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Brown Chicken, Brown Cow,” was subjected to the predictably rage-stroking vilification that comes whenever anyone suggests that the American South has ever been anything beyond a rancid cultural cesspool of lynching, incest, bestiality, racism, toothlessness, retardation, and yes,...
  • Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman has bloody lip in new photo of fateful night

    12/03/2012 4:55:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 3 December, 2012 | Christine Roberts
    Blood runs down George Zimmerman’s lip in a newly released photo taken the night he gunned down Trayvon Martin.

 The neighborhood watchman’s legal team released the picture Monday, in a move that could draw renewed attention to Zimmerman’s claims that he shot the unarmed, black 17-year-old in self-defense. 

Zimmerman, 29, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal Feb. 26 shooting of Martin in his gated community in Sanford, Fla.

 He claims he pulled out his gun after the teenager attacked him and threatened to kill him.


  • The GOP Fiscal Cliff Counter Offer Is Brilliant—And It's Actually A Really Good Sign

    12/03/2012 4:39:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/03/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Republican House Speaker John Boehner offered the GOP's first counter-proposal in the fiscal cliff negotiations Monday, sending a letter to the White House that demands both parties negotiate from a middle ground. The letter is actually a savvy tactical maneuver by Boehner, and underscores just how angered Republican leaders were by the White House's initial offer on the fiscal cliff. That plan, presented to House Republicans by the Obama administration last week, called for $1.6 trillion in increased revenues, and closely mirrors the president's "Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction," which was submitted in September 2011. In the letter...
  • Local Store Clerk, Robbers Exchange Gunfire; Clerk Wounded(TX)

    12/03/2012 4:37:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    kwtx.com ^ | 3 December, 2012 | James Warde
    WACO (December 3, 2012)—Waco police were looking for two men Monday after a local convenience store clerk was injured in an exchange of gunfire during a robbery. At around 9:20 p.m. Sunday, two men, one of whom was armed, entered the Snacks convenience store at 2901 North 18th St, police said. The 48-year-old clerk, whose name wasn’t released, was also armed, however, and he and the robber exchanged gunfire. Both would-be robbers fled, police said, but the armed man returned to the store and he and the clerk exchanged gunfire for a second time and then began struggling over the...
  • Obama Wants To Go Over The Fiscal Cliff

    12/03/2012 4:35:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    The Right Sphere ^ | 11-29-2012 | RB
    November 29, 2012 Obama Wants To Go Over The Fiscal Cliff RB It’s pretty obvious by now that Obama actually wants to go over the so-called “Fiscal Cliff.” Occam’s Razor tells us that’s the only possible conclusion. Let’s run it down:1. Even before the election, Obama said he would veto any legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff that didn’t include a tax hike on the “top 2%.” It used to be 1% but that changed over time for some odd reason. Probably because the number doesn’t really matter. It’s just a metaphor for “millionaires and billionaires” who, incidentally, aren’t the...
  • Reid Statement On Boehner Proposal

    12/03/2012 4:34:19 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 12/3/12 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today:“To protect millionaires, Speaker Boehner’s offer would force middle class families to pay higher taxes. Raising taxes on the middle class is bad policy and flunks the test of balance. To protect the middle class while reducing the deficit, simple math dictates that tax rates must rise on the top two percent of taxpayers next year. The sooner Republicans grasp that reality, the sooner we can avoid the fiscal cliff.“Democrats are willing to compromise, but any agreement must protect the middle class. We have also been clear that...
  • Obama Willing To Go Over Fiscal Cliff, According To White House Leaks

    12/03/2012 4:26:04 PM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 13:00 12/03/2012 | Neil Munro
    White House sources are telling Democratic reporters that the president is willing to go over the so-called “fiscal cliff” if GOP leaders don’t agree to his demand for higher tax rates on the wealthy without substantive spending cuts. A political deadlock would mean an automatic tax increase for middle-class and wealthy Americans on January 1, and the opportunity for Obama and the Democrats to push a tax-cutting bill for middle-class voters in 2013, say the White House officials, who leaked the claim to two liberal columnists. The first of two December 3 leaks came via the left-wing Mother Jones Magazine...
  • Obama Aide: With These Republicans, 'There'd Still be Slavery' Today

    12/03/2012 4:25:34 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 37 replies
    the Weekly Standard ^ | 12/3/2012 | Daniel Halper
    MSNBC host Chuck Todd reported that a "very smart White House aide" told him that "with this Republican, with the way politics of Washington are today, there'd still be slavery." Watch here:
  • Deval-ued Wind Power - Green-energy delusions inflict a heavy cost on a Massachusetts town.

    12/03/2012 4:24:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 3, 2012 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Masschusetts governor Deval Patrick is as green-power mad as any up-and-coming Democrat, and he has set an ambitious goal for the commonwealth’s utilities: begin producing 2,000 megawatts of power from environmentally preferred sources by 2020. Patrick’s green dreams are way up in the air; on the ground, things look starkly different.Last September in the tiny town of Princeton, Mass., the general manager of the local utility authority sent out an extraordinary little memo that is one part standard bureaucratic posterior-covering and one part cry for help, noting that a modest wind-energy project already has lost nearly $2 million —...
  • Boehner counterpunches Obama’s cliff offer

    12/03/2012 4:19:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Last week, the White House tried (or at least, tried to appear like they were sincerely trying) to grease the skids on the fiscal cliff negotiations with a proposal that included $1.6 trillion in new taxes and the virtual elimination of the debt ceiling — a proposal to which Republicans responded with open laughter.On Monday, the House GOP counter-offered their own jumping-off point, calling for $800 billion in new revenue via tax-code reform and spending cuts and entitlement reforms that would trim off a couple trillion from the budget. Looks like Mary Katharine and Guy Benson came pretty close to...
  • McCaskill, Colleagues Call for Action from President Obama (tells Hussein ‘The clock is ticking’)

    12/03/2012 4:17:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    McCaskill, Colleagues Call for Action from President ObamaSenator tells President: ‘The clock is ticking’ Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 12:40 pm WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and a bipartisan group of her Senate colleagues, including fellow Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, are calling on President Obama to direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take action ensuring that commercial navigation of the Mississippi River remains possible. “The President needs to take a look at what’s happening in the Midwest and act,” McCaskill said. “The clock is ticking while jobs and businesses in the region are endangered, and it’s imperative...
  • Obama Should Return To Clinton-Era Spending Levels

    12/03/2012 4:11:17 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 3, 2012
    Fiscal Policy: Talk of Clinton-era tax rates ignores the fact that the former president, working with a GOP Congress, cut spending as a share of GDP and produced four balanced budgets by focusing on growth, not spending. Even as he pushes $150 billion in new "stimulus" spending, President Obama argues that to avoid the fiscal cliff we must return to Clinton-era tax rates for wealthy households, with a top marginal rate of 39.6% vs. the Bush-era 35%. Clinton's was an age of balanced budgets and economic growth. But it was also an era of budgetary restraint in which both parties,...
  • Two Mexican nationals charged in killing of U.S. Coast Guardsman

    12/03/2012 4:07:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 3, 2012 | 3:22 pm
    Federal prosecutors charged two Mexican nationals in connection with killing U.S. Coast Guardsmen Terrell Horne III after they allegedly rammed his vessel with a drug-smuggling panga boat. The two men, boat captain Jose Mejia-Leyva and Manuel Beltra-Higuera, are expected to appear in court Monday afternoon to face charges that they killed a federal officer. Horne, 34, of Redondo Beach, was killed Sunday after suspected smugglers in a panga rammed his vessel off the Ventura County coast. He died of severe head trauma, officials said. …
  • U.S. Policy Defending Sharia, Not American Citizens

    12/03/2012 4:03:44 PM PST · by bayouranger · 17 replies
    radicalislam.org ^ | 02DEC12 | Clare M. Lopez
    America’s involvement in the global jihad against Western civilization—on the side of the jihadis—is accelerating. Instead of standing firm as leader of the free world and defender of inalienable human rights, U.S. policy is shifting demonstrably to the defense of those who systematically deny such rights to their own people and seek to suppress them everywhere. Since 2009, U.S. foreign policy has backed Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood power plays in Libya, Egypt and now Syria, too. The U.S. Department of State is working closely with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), whose top objective is the criminalization of the criticism...
  • David Schweikert booted from financial panel

    12/03/2012 4:01:42 PM PST · by MrShoop · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/3/2012 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    Rep. David Schweikert has been removed from his seat on the House Financial Services Committee, and aides to the Arizona Republican claim the move was retaliation for voting against House GOP leaders too often. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other top Republicans were huddled in a Steering Committee meeting on Monday. That panel, which is controlled in large part by Boehner, decides who sits on the various House committees. “This morning Congressman Schweikert learned there was a price to be paid for voting based on principle. That price was the removal from the House Financial Services Committee,” said Rachel Semmel,...
  • `Zero Dark Thirty' Is Massive, Meticulous and Authentic (film of OBL Capture Operation)

    12/03/2012 4:00:01 PM PST · by drewh · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/03/2012 01:21:34 PM PST | By Christy Lemire
    Of course it took billions of dollars over 10 years and a multitude of people - many who gave their lives - to make this mission a success. Bigelow and "Hurt Locker" screenwriter-producer Mark Boal have accomplished the difficult feat of taking all that time, travel, investigation and frustration and depicting it thoroughly but also efficiently. The attention to detail, to getting it right each step of the way, is evident in everything from the dialogue to the production design to the lighting. This is pure, unadorned storytelling, an effort to recreate what happened with absolute authenticity and zero excess....
  • Inspector General Probing FBI/CAIR Interactions

    12/03/2012 3:54:56 PM PST · by bayouranger · 5 replies
    www.investigativeproject.org ^ | 30NOV12 | IPT News
    The Justice Department's Inspector General is investigating contact between FBI field offices and representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a report to Congress first flagged by reporter Ryan Reilly shows. The FBI cut off contact with CAIR in 2008, citing evidence in a Hamas-financing trial that tied the organization to both the Palestinian terrorist group and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. Internal records of a U.S.-based Hamas support network listed CAIR among the group's member organizations. "[U]ntil we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS," a senior FBI official wrote in...
  • Care for a Plan B? A few steps short of the end of innocence

    12/03/2012 3:54:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 3, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Have you heard about the holiday gift some people think American girls should be getting this year? “Emergency contraception.”Truth be told, it’s not likely to happen before the winter solstice. But a fiscal cliff isn’t the only disaster to be on alert about. During Thanksgiving week the American Academy of Pediatrics announced its recommendation that “morning after” prescriptions be issued to adolescent girls as a matter of course, allowing them the false security of what has long been described by advocates as a “fire extinguisher” in their purse to counter at least some of the consequences of risky behavior.“There’s...
  • Burglar arrested after homeowner shoots out getaway car's tire (OH)

    12/03/2012 3:54:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    today.msnbc.msn.com ^ | 29 November, 2012 | NA
    <p>A man is in custody after deputies said he picked the wrong house to burglarize Wednesday.</p> <p>The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said Jason Hawk broke into a home in the 7000 block of Glendale-Milford Road just before noon, but was discovered when the homeowner returned.</p>
  • U.S. government confirms world won't end in 2012

    12/03/2012 3:53:07 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/3/12 | BYRON TAU
    The U.S. government is rebutting claims that the end is nigh. "The world will not end on December 21, 2012, or any day in 2012," an unsigned USA.gov blog asserts. Some New Age theorists believe that the ancient Mayan civilization predicted a late December doomsday for all of humanity. Others believe the date signifies the start of a new era. Their predictions are based on the idea that the Mayan Long Count calendar "ends" in 2012 — something that scholars say is a misrepresentation. "False rumors about the end of the world in 2012 have been commonplace on the Internet...
  • The Boehner Fiscal Offer (Agrees with 60% of Obama plan )

    12/03/2012 3:45:12 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 9 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | December 03 2012 | By: Daniel Horowitz
    Here are two things to keep in mind with regards to Boehner’s budget offer. First, when you begin negotiations agreeing to 60% of the demands of the other side and fail to offer a bold contrast on the other 40%, you are headed for an outcome that is 80-90% favorable to your opponent. Second, when you need to outsource your budget plan and entire view of government to Democrat Erskine Bowles, you are relegating yourself and your party to irrelevancy. John Boehner and other House GOP leaders have offered Obama a plan to raise $800 billion in revenue through “tax...
  • Mr. Speaker!... Tear Down This Wall!!!

    12/03/2012 3:40:53 PM PST · by Safrguns · 23 replies
    Self | 12/3/12 | Safrguns
    Mr. John Boehner…. Speaker of the House of Representatives… MAJORITY Leader! You recently proclaimed that Obamacare is now the Law of the Land… that the will of the people had spoken. As if our failure to vote Obama out of office means that it’s now Time for us to capitulate to the Democrats, time for us to take our spanking… time for us to give the voters what they want by raising taxes… and to now work with the democrats as they implement Obamacare. REALLY??? Are you kidding me? You must not understand our representative form of government at all....
  • Why America is spiraling down

    12/03/2012 3:40:42 PM PST · by charlie72 · 12 replies
    The only way to understand America's downward spiral is to start with the premise that the regime has a nihilistic death-wish. They believe there is no moral objective truth, that we are not a Christian-founded nation, that the Constitution is a failed document, that our current political, social and economic order is unjust and must be replaced with sharia or national socialism (nazi-ism) by any means possible including voter fraud, fake class warfare, printing more money, OWS riots, nationalized healthcare and skyrocketing debt. Nihilism explains why the President is unconcerned about death at Benghazi, debt and deficits, operating without a...
  • 3-D Printed Gun Only Lasts 6 Shots

    12/03/2012 3:31:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    thunderfeeds.com ^ | 3 December, 2012 | Robert Beckhusen
    Over the weekend, a group of 3-D printing gunsmiths took a partially printed rifle out to test how long its plastic parts survived spewing bullets. The result? Six rounds until it snapped apart....
  • SHOT Show Sting Charges Dismissed, Guilty Pleas Vacated, FBI Informant Sentenced to Prison

    12/03/2012 3:20:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 3 December, 2012 | Steve
    In 2010 the BATFE raided the S&W booth at SHOT Show arresting 21 people, including Smith & Wesson executives for beaching the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a law which prohibits US corporations, citizens and residents from bribing foreign officials. Those arrested were charged with conspiring to bribe officials in the African state of Gabon as part of a deal to sell $15 million of equipment to the 1,800 man strong Gabon Presidential (Republican) Guard. Washington, D.C. law firm Miller & Chevalier have published a number of reports on the “SHOT Show Sting”. Their first report on the case appeared shortly...
  • If Obama "Honors" Kate Middleton's Pregnancy The Way He Honors Everyone Else...

    12/03/2012 3:20:15 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-3-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Obama recently "honored" Rosa Parks, and Neil Armstrong when he died.Months ago I did a post about how he worked himself into the bios of every former president going back to Calvin Coolidge.Why would this be different?
  • Haniyeh: Take Hamas Off Lists of Terror Organizations

    12/03/2012 3:10:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas’s Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, on Sunday called world countries to take Hamas and other Arab terror groups off their lists of designated terrorist organizations, Channel 10 News reported. According to the report, Haniyeh accused Israel of being the greatest terrorist state in the world, saying, “It's time to do it (take Hamas off terrorist organization lists –ed). Hamas, for example, is a national liberation movement that operates within the boundaries of Palestine.” Haniyeh made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation of Europeans. "We have no problem with Jews all over the world and we are...