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  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    12/16/2012 4:24:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Latest Video From Terry Jones (Threat Warning May Incite Violence)

    12/16/2012 4:10:03 AM PST · by BCW · 9 replies
    You Tube Video ^ | 15 DEC 2012 | Stand Up America Now
    The Innocent Prophet is the film that will help Muslims know the true face of Muhammad, as the creator of the false religion of Islam to achieve his own goals. It's time to clear all doubts and accept that Muhammad was not a prophet but was a mobster, murderer, abuser of children and a self-proclaimed prophet.
  • Tragedy and Exploitation – The Progressive Way

    12/16/2012 4:01:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I’ll leave it to others better suited to comment on the horror of Friday afternoon in Newtown, Conn. I am not yet a parent and would not presume to understand the emotions involved in something like this. But on the media reaction and exploitation that followed the horrific news, I will comment. Simply put, it was disgusting. I’ve said before how progressives will exploit anyone and anything to advance their agenda, but I’d always thought there was a line, somewhere, of decency they wouldn’t cross. I was wrong. With the blood of the victims still wet, progressives began their...
  • The Newtown Tragedy

    12/16/2012 3:51:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Carol Platt Liebau
    As the mother of five-year-old twins in a small town not too far from New York city, yesterday's events in Newtown hit close to home -- literally and figuratively.  It's hard to imagine the depths of shock, sorrow and anguish rippling throughout our community in the wake of yesterday's hideous crime. It is a terrible, terrible thing to be reminded, once again, of how powerful, how senseless and how ugly the face of evil can seem.  It is terrible even to have to acknowledge that such evil exists in the world.  But it does, and there's no use in hiding...
  • U.S., rebels urge gloomy Moscow to help oust Assad

    12/16/2012 3:06:40 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, December 13, 2012 | Oliver Holmes
    "We want to commend the Russian government for finally waking up to the reality and acknowledging that the regime's days are numbered," the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said after a senior Kremlin envoy conceded publicly on Thursday that Assad's opponents could win the 20-month-old civil war. "The question now is, will the Russian government join those of us in the international community who are working with the opposition to try to have a smooth democratic transition?" U.S. spokeswoman Victoria Nuland added in Washington... ...rebel political leader Mouaz al-Khatib said he believed Russia, ally and arms supplier to the Assad dynasty...
  • Howie Carr thread Dec 16-31, 2012

    12/16/2012 2:34:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 42 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 12/16/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread for the final 2 weeks of the year starting with his Sunday Boston Herald columnm
  • Hard-Line Israeli Foreign Minister Resigns [Avigdor Lieberman]

    12/16/2012 2:27:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | Friday, December 14, 2012 | Jodi Rudoren
    Born in Moldova, Mr. Lieberman enjoys wide support among Israel's one million immigrants from the former Soviet Union. He lives in a West Bank settlement considered illegal under international law, and he is perhaps the government's harshest critic of President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, having called for his ouster and denounced as "diplomatic terrorism" his recent bid for upgraded Palestinian status at the United Nations. Polls have consistently shown that Mr. Lieberman's joint ticket with Mr. Netanyahu, known here as Likud Beiteinu, is expected to receive up to 40 of the 120 seats in Israel's next Parliament, by...
  • Syria opposition forms body to preserve state institutions

    12/16/2012 2:13:40 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, December 15, 2012 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Tom Pfeiffer
    Syrian government defectors and opposition figures formed a body on Saturday that would step in to prevent the collapse of state institutions if President Bashar al-Assad is overthrown. The Free National Gathering was formed largely by members and supporters of Syria's opposition coalition, which was recognized this week by 114 countries as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. Among them are several high-level defectors such as former Prime Minister Riyad Hijab who are concerned that, were Assad to fall, his opponents would turn upon government employees who did not take part in the country's 21-month uprising, causing the disintegration...
  • Five Guns for the Homestead – Part 1 – Rifles and Shotguns

    12/16/2012 2:11:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Sensible Survival ^ | January 18, 2012
    There are, in my opinion, three kinds of people in the world with regards to guns. There are people that hate guns. They think that guns are inherently evil and that the world would be a better place if there were no guns at all. Then there are people that love guns. They collect guns, they clean guns, they read about guns, they go to gun shows, they just generally enjoy everything about guns. Some of these people, I have noticed, enjoy having guns more than they enjoy shooting guns; but hey, to each his own. The third kind of...
  • Russia and Its Syrian Debacle: When the Enemy of My Friend Becomes My Friend

    12/16/2012 1:58:02 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Time ^ | Friday, December 14, 2012 | Simon Shuster
    On the night of Nov. 29... Riad Darar, a former imam and one of the leading members of the group known as the National Coordination Committee (NCC), sat at the table sipping juice and nibbling on a quesadilla. In Syria, his group is viewed among the rest of the opposition as Assad collaborators... On Dec. 13, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov//became the first senior government official to publicly state that Assad's downfall looks imminent... The next day, the ministry denied that Bogdanov had made any "statements or special interviews for journalists"... After months of vetting rebel groups for possible links...
  • Obama to Help Thriving 'Fracking' Industry Set Up Shop in China

    12/16/2012 1:55:19 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 11 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Dec. 16, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Providers of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” equipment and services are eyeing the Chinese market to expand their offerings—and the Obama Administration initially will cough up $378,000 so the industry can travel to China to further examine such potential opportunities. The U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA), an independent White House agency, is providing the grant for what it calls the U.S.-China Shale Gas Training Program, which will “help introduce Chinese energy sector officials and project sponsors to U.S. shale gas best practices, policies and technologies.” USTDA last month had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s National Energy Administration (NEA)...
  • Egypt: A New Dark Age Begins

    12/16/2012 1:52:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    RSN ^ | Friday, 14 December 2012 09:09 | Robert Spencer
    Eight people have been killed and hundreds wounded, but the latest bloody chapter in Egypt’s unhappy recent history is about to draw to a close: this Sunday a referendum will be held on the proposed new constitution, and that, presumably, will be the end of that. And what it will most likely herald is the end of the brief era of any meaningful voting in Egypt, and of any hope on the part of women and Egyptian Christians for equality of rights before the law.Underlining the claim that to oppose their rule is to oppose Islam itself, the Muslim Brotherhood...
  • Canada-Iran Crisis: Canada Accuses Iran Of Subversive Activity On Its Soil

    12/16/2012 1:36:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    RSN ^ | Thursday, 13 December 2012 05:13 | Y. Mansharof
    On September 7, 2012, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird unexpectedly announced that Ottawa had severed relations with Tehran, and that all Iranian diplomats were being expelled from Canada. He explained that, as of that date, Canada was considering Iran a terror-sponsoring country and formally listing it as a state sponsor of terrorism under the country's Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act. Canada-Iran relations soured in 2003, with the rape and murder of Canadian-Iranian journalist Zahra Kazemi in Iran’s infamous Evin Prison. Since then, Canada has been advancing a proposal for condemning Iran in the U.N. for human rights violations. Apparently,...
  • The Sandy Hook Murders: What To Do?

    12/16/2012 1:17:28 AM PST · by zeestephen · 72 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 15 December 2012 | John Hinderaker
    If we are going to take mass shootings as an occasion to infringe constitutional rights, the most effective place to start would be the FIRST Amendment [Freedom of the Press].
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- MWC 922: The Red Square Nebula

    12/16/2012 1:01:56 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | December 16, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What could cause a nebula to appear square? No one is quite sure. The hot star system known as MWC 922, however, appears to be embedded in a nebula with just such a shape. The above image combines infrared exposures from the Hale Telescope on Mt. Palomar in California, and the Keck-2 Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. A leading progenitor hypothesis for the square nebula is that the central star or stars somehow expelled cones of gas during a late developmental stage. For MWC 922, these cones happen to incorporate nearly right angles and be visible from the...
  • New IPCC report: Evidence supporting climate change is “unequivocal” (while equivocating)

    12/16/2012 12:57:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Science Recorder ^ | Saturday, December 15, 2012 | Jessica Lear
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) seems to have a problem. The international group has expressed concerns after a blogger posted an early copy of their upcoming report. The IPCC, which is part of the United Nations (U.N.), is currently working on a climate change report titled the Fifth Assessment Report, which will be published next year. Noted global warming skeptic Alec Rawls, who created the blog Stop Green Suicide, leaked part of the report online, prompting an outpouring of criticism after the agency reaffirmed its agreement that the report was to remain sealed until its official release. …...
  • White House won’t accept new tax offer from Republican leader; source

    12/16/2012 12:35:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:31am EST | Thomas Ferraro and Steve Holland
    President Barack Obama is not ready to accept a new offer from the Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives to raise taxes on top earners in exchange for major cuts in entitlement programs, a source said late on Saturday. The shape and details of Boehner’s offer were uncertain Saturday night, as was the exact reason the president was prepared to reject it. … Tax rates and entitlements are the two most difficult issues in the so-far unproductive negotiations to avert the “fiscal cliff” of steep tax hikes and spending cuts set for the new year unless Congress and...
  • Agents visit Conn. gun shops after school massacre

    12/16/2012 12:24:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 16, 2012 3:05 AM EST | John Christoffersen and Matt Apuzzo
    While white-steepled churches and President Barack Obama prepared to comfort a grieving town Sunday, federal agents planned to fan out to dozens of gun stores and shooting ranges across Connecticut, chasing leads they hoped would cast light on the life of school shooter Adam Lanza. Among the questions to be answered: Why did his mother, a well-to-do suburban divorcée, keep a cache of high-power weapons in the house? What experience did Lanza have with those guns? And, above all, what set him on a path to shoot and kill 20 children, along with the adults who tried to stop him?...
  • Pexco selling sheet assets, closing South Carolina plant (147 full-time workers)

    12/16/2012 12:21:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Plastics News ^ | December 14, 2012
    Pexco LLC is closing its West Columbia, S.C., plant and selling its extruded sheet-related assets to Plaskolite Inc. The 168,000-square-foot plant, which has 147 full-time workers, will shut down in 2013. “This has been a difficult decision but a necessary one for our overall business,” Pexco CEO Neil Shillingford said in a prepared statement. “Pexco’s core business is specialty plastics and profile extrusion. Extruded sheet has been a bit of an anomaly for us and after an in-depth review we have decided to sell this line of business and focus on our core capabilities.” Sheet products include lighting industry and...
  • Santae Tribble Exonerated for 1978 Slaying

    12/16/2012 12:15:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    WJLA ^ | 12:33 AM, Dec 16, 2012
    A judge has formerly declared the innocence of a Washington man who spent 28 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Fifty-one-year-old Santae Tribble's long fight for exoneration ended Friday when a judge granted his request for a certificate of innocence. The judge wrote that there is "clear and convincing evidence" that he didn't commit the crimes he was convicted of.