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  • Making criminals leave chemical fingerprints

    12/13/2012 11:09:56 AM PST · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    RSC ^ | 12/13/2012 | Jennifer Newton
    Scientists in Brazil have shown that luminescent lanthanide tags can be added to ammunition to enable visual identification of gunshot residue at crime scenes, and even on a shooter’s hands, using an ultraviolet lamp. Scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy analysis is currently used to identify some types of gunshot residue, but environmental and occupational contamination can give false negatives. The method is also time-consuming and limited by the need to obtain adequate sample quantities. Another problem is that lead-free ammunition is now coming into use to avoid lead pollution and its resulting impact on human health. (The blood level of...
  • Menards: Obama is 'scaring the dickens' out of us

    12/13/2012 11:03:07 AM PST · by DakotaGator · 30 replies
    Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal ^ | December 12, 2012 | Kyle Potter
    Menards is blaming President Obama for the company's decision to scrap plans for building a store in Missouri, saying the president is "scaring the dickens" out of small businesses. The Eau Claire, Wis.-based home improvement chain said it won't build a planned store in O’Fallon, Mo., because of economic uncertainty...
  • Big ObamaCare setback: court ruling lets church challenges proceed [Media ignores]

    12/13/2012 11:02:20 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Dec 13, 2012 | Andrew Malcolm
    Here's an encouraging update on the nationwide legal challenges to ObamaCare by religious institutions that will be forced to provide insurance coverage for such things as abortion drugs, birth control and sterilizations that violate their beliefs. This story is a week old, actually. Strangely, you haven't seen any real coverage of this development in mainstream media, perhaps because it concerns a crucial legal setback for Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius in a New York federal court. As is Eric Holder's style when his Justice Department is challenged, he attempts not to argue the typically weak legal issues he has but...
  • Big ObamaCare setback: court ruling lets church challenges proceed [Media ignores]

    12/13/2012 11:02:01 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Dec 13, 2012 | Andrew Malcolm
    Here's an encouraging update on the nationwide legal challenges to ObamaCare by religious institutions that will be forced to provide insurance coverage for such things as abortion drugs, birth control and sterilizations that violate their beliefs. This story is a week old, actually. Strangely, you haven't seen any real coverage of this development in mainstream media, perhaps because it concerns a crucial legal setback for Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius in a New York federal court. As is Eric Holder's style when his Justice Department is challenged, he attempts not to argue the typically weak legal issues he has but...
  • Buffett, Soros Join List of Billionaires Calling for Tax Hikes They Won’t Pay

    12/13/2012 11:01:45 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | December13, 2012 | Matt Nesto
    "I just got fed up. It wasn't just Warren Buffett. There's been a half dozen of these things lately, and what I noticed is everyone is asking for taxes to be raised except the taxes they actually pay," Brown told me on the sidelines of the Minyanville Festivus event. So in that light, let's look at the gap that exists between proposed tax hikes and actual impact. The proposed income tax increase on couples earning more than $250,000 year: Buffett's $100,000 a year salary is well known - as is the complaint that his poor, lowly secretary has a higher...
  • U.N. Conference Slyly Introduces Resolution to Gain Control of Internet—in Middle of Night

    12/13/2012 10:58:15 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 10:48 PM, Dec 12, 2012 • | By DANIEL HALPER
    In the middle of the night at a U.N. conference in Dubai, the presiding chairman of the International Telecommunication Union conference surveyed the assembled countries to see whether there was interest in having greater involvement in the U.N. governing the Internet. A majority of countries gave their approval. With a sufficient majority supporting the U.N. becoming more active in controlling the Internet, the chairman put forth a resolution. The chairman, though, insisted the survey "was not a vote." The resolution was supported by Cuba, Algeria, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia; the United States opposed it. The proposed resolution resolves that the secretary...
  • Daily Beast Publishes Hamas-CAIR Operative's Whitewash of Quranic Violence

    12/13/2012 10:54:57 AM PST · by Perseverando
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 12, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Today in the Daily Beast, the leftwing website gives a platform to treacherous deceivers in service to the supremacist goals of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic imperialism. Hypocrisy and beastly lies. "Pamela Geller's New Subway Ads" by Arsalan Iftikhar The Daily Beast Dec 12, 2012 Imagine how millions of peace-loving Christians would react if they saw a subway advertisement during their morning commute showing cherry-picked Bible quotes such as “I come not to bring peace, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34) or "I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled" (Luke 12:49-51),...
  • All Biden Wants For Christmas...

    12/13/2012 10:50:24 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-13-12 | The Looking Spoon
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  • Bangladesh Tribunal Accuses New York Imam and President of ICNA, Khan of War Crimes and Mass Murder

    12/13/2012 10:40:18 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 13, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Despite the carefully constructed myth surrounding Muslim Brotherhood groups in America advanced by a hostile and pro-jihadist media, the truth about these killers is out there. One of the chief al-Badr (Jamai Death squad in 1971) executioners. It has been clearly proved that he himself shot to death 7 teachers of Dhaka university in the killing zones at Mirpur. A certain Mofizzuddin, who drove the vehicle that carried those hapless victims to Mirpur, has clearly identified Ashrafuzzaman as the "chief killer" of the intellectuals. (here) ICNA's NY president, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, is charged in the abductions and deaths of 18 people...
  • My considered views on religious displays on public land

    12/13/2012 10:37:05 AM PST · by Teófilo · 20 replies
    Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you. As you know, every year during the holiday and Christmas seasons, religion-objectors redouble their efforts at proscribing religious displays on government buildings and other common areas in our cities, towns, and villages. The mainstream media’s (MSM’s) strategy has been to declare that there is no “war on Christmas” but Bill Donohue from the Catholic League already took the MSM to task. Of course, I often share many of Bill Donohue’s observations across many other social platforms including Twitter, and it was in Twitter where I got a couple of respondents who are...
  • Feds Raise Hackles Over 5-Hour Energy Drink( Say it ain't so!! )

    12/13/2012 10:35:24 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12:55 PM, Dec 13, 2012 | ALEXANDER KAZAM
    The FDA is raising hackles over the equivalent of an espresso shot in a bottle: the popular 5-Hour Energy drink that has billions of dollars in sales over the past decade. 5 hour The hubbub over 5-Hour Energy, which has some fans stockpiling 12-packs of the bottles in anticipation of a possible ban, was sparked by an article in the New York Times claiming that 5-Hour Energy has been “linked” to 13 deaths reported to the FDA in the past four years. In truth, millions of bottles of 5-Hour Energy are consumed every week, and there is no evidence whatsoever...
  • Islam in America: Forced marriage on the rise "it is a growing problem"

    12/13/2012 10:32:54 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 13, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    It's not coming to America, it's here. And those who should be on the vanguard of this gender terror, the feminists, are dangerously silent. Sandra Fluke, call your office, you fraud. "Forced Marriage in America: many women don't know their rights, fear to claim them" Trust Law, Nov. 19, 2012 NEW YORK - To many in the United States, forced marriage sounds like an ancient and alien practice, something that might happen in remote corners of India or Pakistan, not in the heart of 21st century America. But it is indeed occurring in the United States, and “it is a...
  • MORE Bad Family Christmas Photos

    12/13/2012 10:29:34 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • United States launches an all-out war against Muslims: Abdul Alim Musa (Vid)

    12/13/2012 10:18:26 AM PST · by bayouranger · 40 replies
    PressTV via ibloga ^ | 12DEC12 | PressTV
    Transcript follows: Imam of Al-Islam Mosque in Washington believes that the US and its allies’ so-called ‘war on terror’ is in fact a war on Islam and Muslims, not just in the Middle Eastern countries but all around the world. Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the notion that the US may come to terms with Islam and Islamic movements is a mistake. In a meeting with hundreds of scholars, academics, thinkers and researchers participating in the International Conference of Muslim University Professors and Islamic Awakening, Ayatollah Khamenei said that ‘any notion that the global arrogance,...
  • Middle East Exploding, and Obama Nowhere to Be Found

    12/13/2012 10:09:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2012 | Elise Cooper
    Nations in the Middle East, some of whom were once allies of the U.S., appear to be defying America. This is very evident when reviewing the events over the past six months in Libya, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq, and also among the Palestinians. As former Vice President Dick Cheney stated, "[o]ur allies no longer trust us, or have confidence in us, and our adversaries no longer fear us." The problem is also that America's allies in the region are dwindling while its adversaries are increasing. American Thinker interviewed experts to get their opinion about this very important issue. In Iraq,...
  • VIDEOS: Union Intimidation, Vandalism At Michigan Capitol Over Right-to-Work

    12/13/2012 10:08:09 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 18 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/11/2012 | Manny Lopez
    LANSING — UAW members in neon green vests patrolled crowds inside and outside the state Capitol here, but it didn't stop violence and vandalism. "No, we don't want anyone fighting," a union member in a green vest shouted to a group of angry protestors approaching a small group of right-to-work supporters gathered on the steps of the Capitol. "Everyone stay cool." His plea went unanswered as about eight men wearing hats and coats with the logos of the UAW, Sheet Metal workers, Steelworkers, and other unions, pushed onto a platform on the stairs and shoved people back about three feet....
  • Christmas music makes us spend more

    12/13/2012 10:03:55 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Christmas music makes us spend more Endless loops of songs like "All I Want For Christmas" in shops during the festive season don't just drive us mad - they also make us more careless with our money, academics have warned. By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent 4:32PM GMT 13 Dec 2012 While repeated renditions of "Jingle Bells" may seem like an innocent attempt to raise customers' spirits during the nightmare of Christmas shopping, the songs also have a more subtle impact. Background music, or "Muzak", can be used by marketers to impose cultures - such as the commercialisation of Christmas -...
  • 'Syria's chemical weapons are ready for use'

    12/13/2012 10:00:36 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 12/13/2012 01:22 | JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
    US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rogers says there is "real concern" WMDs could be deployed at "moment's notice." Photo: Courtesy Syria's chemical weapons could be used at "a moment's notice" and the international community should not accept any assurances from Syrian officials that they will not be used, US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said on Wednesday.US and other Western officials recently issued sharp warnings to Syrian President Bashar Assad not to deploy chemical weapons. Syria called those warnings a "pretext for intervention" in the civil war. Related: 'UK plans to provide military aid to Syria rebels' US recognizes...
  • Democrats urge delay for ‘job-killing’ Obamacare tax

    12/13/2012 9:58:59 AM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2012 | Byron York
    Sixteen Democratic senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act are asking that one of its fundraising mechanisms, a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices scheduled to take effect January 1, be delayed.  Echoing arguments made by Republicans against Obamacare, the Democratic senators say the levy will cost jobs — in a statement Monday, Sen. Al Franken called it a “job-killing tax” — and also impair American competitiveness in the medical device field. The senators, who made the request in a letter(PDF) to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, are Franken, Richard Durbin, Charles Schumer, Patty Murray, John Kerry, Kirsten Gillibrand,...
  • Kettle, Meet Pot.

    12/13/2012 9:57:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-13-2102 | MOTUS
    In a piece titled “Delusions of Wisdom”(“without a hint of irony”)Paul Krugman weighed in on the state of economic journalism(snip)Butt wait! There’s something in a Paul Krugman article that I completely agree with! But the real lesson is that those insiders are not only self-dealing, but profoundly ignorant and wrong-headed. It’s too bad that so many journalists still can’t see that. Hee. I don’t mean to inject race into the debate, butt isn’t that just the epitome of the Pot calling the Kettle black? In fact, I probably shouldn’t  inject the word “pot” into the debate either. Smoke ‘em if...