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  • Roadshow: New bike lanes not only reason for traffic delays in San Jose

    12/19/2012 4:41:32 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 1 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/17/2012 | Gary Richards
    Q --SNIP-- I boldly (and maybe foolishly) use those lanes for regular driving. Who's correct? Geoffrey Etnire A Your co-workers. Drivers cannot use that lane -- which is a wide bicycle lane -- except to make a right turn within 200 feet of an intersection, or to park or turn into a driveway.
  • Just a "HEADS UP" - WORLD ENDS IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS!

    12/19/2012 4:41:28 AM PST · by Chance Hart · 39 replies
    Thought I would stop in this morning and say Goodbye to my fellow FReepers. Been a blast! Pet the dog, kiss the wife, hold off on paying the bills, settle any debts owed to you for 10 cents on the dollar, prep your "to go bag" just in case, as we don't really know for sure where we are going if this is an ALIEN Prophecy as whispered into the ear of the Mayans and not a Biblical thing where most of us have an idea as where we would be going. Might be fun for some of you to...
  • Has the US Government been good stewards of the money we have sent them?

    12/19/2012 4:40:23 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 13 replies
    12/19/12 | self
    Trillions sent to our government over the years. It is my contention that they have not been good stewards with our money or our national treasure. Squandered comes to mind...
  • Alert: most likely EO on Firearms

    12/19/2012 4:39:31 AM PST · by Solson · 79 replies
    Larry Vickers ^ | 12/19/2012 | Larry vickers
    Alert; possible executive order information I wanted to share with everyone here what I heard today from a very well placed source inside the firearms industry- word is the Obama administration had the ATF a couple months ago do a study to see the feasibility of making all semi auto assault rifles NFA items- meaning they would be handled in the same way as an SBR in terms of procuring one; it is assumed there would be an amnesty period for current owners to register the assault rifles they already have then any transfer down the line would be the...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - December 19, 2012 [Devotional]

    12/19/2012 4:38:49 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 12/19/12 | Joel Osteen
    Jesus Loves the Little Children Today's Scripture “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria There’s a story in scripture about a time when the children wanted to run to Jesus, but the adults, thinking they were helping, kept them away from Him. When Jesus saw what was going on, He said, “Let them come to me!” Jesus loves children. He says that children are the example of faith and trust that we should follow. Like...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [December 19, 2012]

    12/19/2012 4:37:49 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Focus Of Our Message "I did not come to bring peace but a sword" —Matthew 10:34 Never be sympathetic with a person whose situation causes you to conclude that God is dealing harshly with him. God can be more tender than we can conceive, and every once in a while He gives us the opportunity to deal firmly with someone so that He may be viewed as the tender One. If a person cannot go to God, it is because he has something secret which he does not intend to give up— he may admit his sin, but...
  • Gun Culture and Gun Control Culture

    12/19/2012 4:35:17 AM PST · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hardly had the blood been scrubbed off the floors in Newtown than everyone who was anyone had begun shifting the blame from Adam Lanza to some intangible social failure. Back in 2002, Michael Moore trundled his bulk over to Colorado to exploit the Columbine massacre for a general rant about gun culture, American foreign policy and how hard it was to find a shop selling bacon grease by the ton at two in the morning. In his film, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary, Moore gave his audience what they wanted, lots of scenes of "hicks and hillbillies" buying,...
  • Gerard Depardieu Meets John Galt

    12/19/2012 4:32:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Another Frenchman has “gone Galt.” First, it was France’s richest entrepreneur.Now, it’s the nation’s most famous actor. Gerard Depardieu has officially announced – in a letter to France’s thuggish Prime Minister – that he is tired of paying 85 percent of his income to finance the vote-buying actions of France’s kleptocratic political elite.Instead, he is going to move to Belgium (which is hardly a tax haven, but there’s an old line about how you should surround yourself with fat people if you want to look skinny).Here are some of the amusing details from the UK-based Telegraph. The French actor whose...
  • South Korea's Park seen winning tight presidential election(40% counted, up by 5.4%)

    12/19/2012 4:28:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Jane Chung and Jack Kim
    South Korea's Park seen winning tight presidential election By Jane Chung and Jack Kim SEOUL | Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:56am EST (Reuters) - The daughter of the South Korea's former military ruler appeared to be leading in Wednesday's presidential vote, putting her on track to become the country's first woman head of state although her narrow advantage meant the race was set to go to the wire. A win for the 60-year old conservative Park Geun-hye would see her return to the presidential palace where she served as her father's first lady in the 1970s after Park's mother was...
  • Put Prospective Gun Owners Under The Microscope

    12/19/2012 4:23:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Anyone who can't withstand a rational debate on the subject of gun control -- particularly in light of last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut -- should be automatically prohibited from ever owning a firearm. In fact, this should be the number-one requirement of gun ownership: Can someone applying for ownership of a deadly weapon withstand an hour-long debate against someone in favor of gun control without resorting to physical or verbal assault? Is it too much to ask that every person wanting to possess a firearm be subject to a battery of tests -- everything...
  • Firearm Phobes Exploit School Shooting

    12/19/2012 4:16:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-19-2012 | Janet M. LaRue
    When’s the last time you heard about a deranged gunman going on a shooting spree at a shooting range? Other than a spoof article on the Onion, a shooting range isn’t the preferred venue for a murderous shooting rampage. Despite all of the shooters, guns and ammo, I feel safer at a shooting range than just about anywhere else. It doesn’t require expert analysis to understand why gun-free areas, not shooting ranges, are the preferred venues of those who want to murder as many victims as possible before encountering return fire. Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old murderer of 20 young children...
  • Extinct elephant 'survived late' in North China

    12/19/2012 4:13:23 AM PST · by Renfield · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12-19-2012 | Michelle Warwicker
    Wild elephants living in North China 3,000 years ago belonged to the extinct genus Palaeoloxodon, scientists say. They had previously been identified as Elephas maximus, the Asian elephant that still inhabits southern China. The findings suggest that Palaeloxodon survived a further 7,000 years than was thought. The team from China examined fossilised elephant teeth and ancient elephant-shaped bronzes for the study. The research, published in Quaternary International was carried out by a group of scientists from Shaanxi Normal University and Northwest University in Xi'an and The Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing.....
  • On Newtown, Mourn First, Then Act

    12/19/2012 4:11:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    On Friday, in his moving and heartfelt statement in response to the horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama said, "As a country, we have been through this too many times. ... And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics." There's just one problem: In a democracy, politics is a synonym for "democracy." It is through politics that people with strong feelings and strong interests peaceably hash out their disagreements. When politicians say they want to do something regardless of the politics, or that they want...
  • Threat of longshoremen's strike could impact Port of New York and N.J.

    12/19/2012 4:09:34 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 11 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 12/19/2012 | Steve Strunsky
    The threat of a longshoremen's strike this year once again looms over ports from Maine to Texas, after contract talks that had already been extended 90 days broke down once again today.
  • French psychiatrist sentenced after patient commits murder

    12/19/2012 3:58:13 AM PST · by No One Special · 25 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | December 19, 2012 | Reuters
    MARSEILLES, France (Reuters) - A French psychiatrist whose patient hacked an elderly man to death was found guilty of manslaughter on Tuesday in a groundbreaking case that could affect the way patients are treated. A court in Marseilles said Daniele Canarelli, 58, had committed a "grave error" by failing to recognize the public danger posed by Joel Gaillard, her patient of four years. Gaillard hacked to death 80-year-old Germain Trabuc with an axe in March 2004 in Gap, in the Alps region of southeastern France, 20 days after fleeing a consultation with Canarelli at Marseilles's Edouard Toulouse hospital. Canarelli was...
  • The Bullying Left Exploits Sandy Hook

    12/19/2012 3:57:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-19-2012 | Ben Shapiro
    The horror of the massacre of innocents at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. struck at the fabric of the American tapestry. Virtually every American has spent the last few days in a haze -- shocked at the nature of evil, confused and frustrated by the inability to prevent such an atrocity, fearful at the possibility of such a monstrous occurrence repeating itself. It is only natural in such times to discuss what we can do differently to prevent such things from happening. Nobody wants to see dead children, grieving parents or bullet-riddled schools. Nobody. We may disagree...
  • Obama to launch effort led by Biden to create new policies in wake of school shooting

    12/19/2012 3:48:52 AM PST · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/19/2012 | ap
    President Barack Obama will launch an administration-wide effort Wednesday to create new policies aimed at preventing another mass school shooting. ,,,, Obama aides say Obama is likely to pursue some tightening of gun laws, including a ban on assault-style weapons.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- NGC 5189: An Unusually Complex Planetary Nebula

    12/19/2012 3:46:15 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | December 19, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Why is this nebula so complex? When a star like our Sun is dying, it will cast off its outer layers, usually into a simple overall shape. Sometimes this shape is a sphere, sometimes a double lobe, and sometimes a ring or a helix. In the case of planetary nebula NGC 5189, however, no such simple structure has emerged. To help find out why, the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope recently observed NGC 5189 in great detail. Previous findings indicated the existence of multiple epochs of material outflow, including a recent one that created a bright but distorted torus running...
  • Ke$ha’s ‘Die Young’ takes steep drop on radio after Newtown [No calling for ban on violent music]

    12/19/2012 3:45:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | December 18, 2012 | Ray Rahman
    After the massacre in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, some radio stations across the country have pulled Ke$ha’s “Die Young” single from rotation, TMZ reports. The Warrior song was the No. 3 single on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time of the tragic shooting, but it looks like the track is now plummeting from the charts. On Saturday, TMZ reports, airplay had dropped by 3 million listeners, and by Monday, that figure had fallen even further to about 148 million listeners —a 19 million drop from before the tragedy. The last time a song or artist dropped this steeply? When...
  • Obama to lay out first steps in gun policy talks after Newtown tragedy

    12/19/2012 3:33:12 AM PST · by Innovative · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Dana Ford and Holly Yan
    With the shock and horror from Newtown giving way to anger and calls for action, President Barack Obama will announce his first concrete steps Wednesday in addressing the raging debate about gun policy. Obama is expected to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will lead an inter-agency process to develop policy in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre. White House aides say Obama won't announce major policy decisions Wednesday, but will outline his administration's path forward. "These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change," Obama told a packed auditorium at Newtown High School on Sunday.