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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.
  • Today's Toons 12/19/12

    12/19/2012 3:22:45 AM PST · by pookie18 · 11 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 12/19/12 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Gun-control talks move to forefront [POLITICIANS RUSHING TO DESTROY LIBERTY!]

    12/19/2012 3:08:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 19, 2012
    With the massacre of schoolchildren in a Connecticut town still searing American hearts, conversations about gun control and how best to prevent mass shootings reverberated through the corridors of government at all levels yesterday. In Washington, President Barack Obama lent support to an announcement by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that she would craft a bill to reinstate the nation’s assault-weapons ban and close the so-called gun-show loophole permitting the sale of guns without a background check... In Michigan, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill that would have allowed some gun owners to bring concealed weapons to places such as...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 19, 2012

    12/19/2012 2:53:27 AM PST · by sneakers · 15 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/
  • Report on Benghazi attack cites "systemic failures" [Miami news says "no one person to blame"]

    12/19/2012 2:45:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | December 18, 2012
    - An independent review of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi released Tuesday cited "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies" at the State Department. The attacks killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The failures resulted in a security plan "that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place," the 39-page, unclassified version of the report concluded.
  • Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept. ('systemic failures')

    12/19/2012 2:44:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept.By Julian Pecquet - 12/19/12 05:30 AM ET The Benghazi report released Tuesday night bemoans “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” in Hillary Clinton's State Department that could come back to haunt her should she run for president in 2016. Clinton remains one of the nation's most popular politicians and has worked tirelessly to improve America's image abroad following President George W. Bush's tenure. The independent review of the Sept. 11 attack, however, tarnishes that legacy by faulting the department for failing to put in place a coordinated approach for handling...
  • The Most Absurd 'Loophole' in the Tax Code

    12/19/2012 2:43:21 AM PST · by plsjr · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Dec 2012 | Mike Flynn
    We all know that the U.S. tax code is riddled with "loopholes", exemptions and deductions intended to incentivize certain activities. ... to the technocrats in the federal government, the tax you don't have to pay on the value of rent you don't have to pay because you own your home is a loophole. Read that last sentence again. Its called "The Imputed Net Rental Income on Owner-Occupied Housing" and the feds include it in their annual list of "tax expenditures." That term is how Washington officially refers to credits, deductions and exemptions. Here's how the federal government describes it: Under...
  • Women Sue DPS for roadside body cavity search

    12/19/2012 2:32:26 AM PST · by tuffydoodle · 81 replies
    myfoxdfw.com ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | Shaun Rabb
    <p>DALLAS - Two women claim they were molested during a body cavity search on the side of the road. They are now suing the Texas Department of Public Safety and its officers.</p> <p>Angel Hobbs, 38, and her 24-year-old niece, Ashley Hobbs, were stopped along Highway 161 in July.</p>
  • Mental Illness In America

    12/19/2012 2:27:38 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 16 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/19/12 | GD Jackson
    Everyone I know is very disturbed about the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, wondering why or how someone could do such a thing. Anyone in their right mind wouldn't dream of committing such a terrible act of violence. I read an article the day after that really brought to light something that might be at the root of this unspeakable evil. It is mental illness, in one form or another. I Am Adam Lanza's Mother tells the story of a mother faced with what Adam Lanza's real mother may have failed to deal with. Here is how Liza Long begins...
  • Letter to the Principal (Headmaster)

    12/19/2012 2:22:06 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 12 replies
    Vanity | December 19, 2012 | Jim Noble
    Dear Principal or Headmaster, I am sure you are as grieved and upset as I am over recent events. I would like to know (I am writing to all of my children's schools): Do you have a policy regarding the use of force, including all necessary and legal force, to defend the children who attend your school in the event of danger? If so, what is it? If not, why not, and what is being done to develop such a policy? Sincerely,
  • Gay Marine Pops the Question in the White House

    12/19/2012 2:17:07 AM PST · by maddog55 · 56 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 03:15 AM | Stephen Feller
    A U.S. Marine Corps captain proposed to his partner in front of a Christmas tree at the White House Saturday in the first gay engagement to happen there. Capt. Matthew Phelps asked his boyfriend Ben Schock to marry him in the grand foyer of the White House, on the six-month anniversary of their first date, which also was at the White House, reported ABC News. “Our first date was to the White House, so I wanted to propose to him there,” Phelps told ABC News. “When I got invited to the holiday tour — six months to the day that...
  • Samsung overtakes Nokia to become top phone brand of 2012: IHS

    12/19/2012 2:11:45 AM PST · by Cronos · 5 replies
    Times of India ^ | 19 Dec 2012 | AFP
    Samsung has overtaken Nokia as the top mobile phone brand for 2012 and has opened up a decisive lead over Apple in the smartphone market, a research firm said on Tuesday. This will mark the first time in 14 years that Finland-based Nokia will not sit atop the global mobile phone business on an annual basis, according to IHS iSuppli. Samsung is expected to account for 29 percent of worldwide cellphone shipments, up from 24 percent in 2011, according to the IHS, which said Nokia's share dropped to 24 percent from 30 percent. This will mark the first time the...
  • Panetta says first F-35 overseas deployment planned for Iwakuni

    12/19/2012 1:59:27 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 3 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 19, 2012 | Stars and Stripes
    Plans call for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to get its first overseas deployment in 2017 to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in line with the military’s “Pacific pivot,” according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The F-35B Lightning II — the Navy and Marine Corps variant featuring short takeoff and vertical landing capabilities — has been billed as the next-generation stealth fighter despite complaints about noise and cost overruns. It can travel at speeds of Mach 1.6 — about 1,200 mph — and can land on ships or damaged runways, according to the web site for developer Lockheed Martin Corp....
  • Redistribution as Slavery

    12/19/2012 1:53:21 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 18, 2012 | Dean Kalahar
    The idea that we should take from those who have and give to those who don't is viewed as proper and just among liberals. In fact, if you do not subscribe to redistribution ideology, you are attacked as being greedy at best and racist at worst. The problem is that income redistribution in practice promotes one of the same moral injustices found under slavery. As Thomas Sowell put it: "Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as there are in the modern welfare state." If morality...
  • Man Arrested For Facebook Comments

    12/19/2012 1:48:19 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    700WLW News ^ | December 17, 2012 | 700WLW News
    (Finneytown)--18 year old Devon Carey from Finneytown was arrested after he allegedly threated to shoot children. Police say that Carey was tired of seeing all the comments about the tragedy in Connecticut on his facebook feed. He said he was so fed up that it made him want shoot kids himself.
  • House, Senate agree on sweeping defense bill

    12/19/2012 1:47:01 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 4 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 18, 2012 | By JOYCE TSAI
    After ironing out differences in the House and Senate’s competing versions of the bill, congressional negotiators have set the stage for a final vote this week on the National Defense Authorization Act, a sweeping $632 billion defense bill, which will provide for modest troop pay increases and Tricare fee hikes, as well as insurance coverage for abortions in the case of rape and incest. Considered must-pass legislation every year, the bill provides a blueprint for Congress’ national defense priorities for the year. Lawmakers hailed their ability to get the bill passed for the 51st year a row, a sign of...
  • Israeli Druze Envoy: Abbas Does Not Even Represent His Wife

    12/19/2012 1:04:08 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The so-called problem of the Palestinian Authority-Israel struggle actually disguises the real problem of Islamic fundamentalism, Israeli Ambassador to Norway Naim Araidi told the local ABC news outlet. He said that Muslim extremists want to replace modern life in Europe with Islamic Shari'a law. As for PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, “He does not even represent his wife," according to the ambassador. Araidi, who earned undergraduate and Msters degrees at Hebrew University and received his Doctorate at Bar-Ilan University, grew up in a Druze village near Haifa. The Druze do not consider themselves Arabs, and their religion is considered “secret” that...
  • Canadian child-killer's release draws outrage

    12/19/2012 12:40:01 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | December 14, 2012 | Paula Newton
    Canadians expressed outrage Thursday after the release of Guy Turcotte, a cardiologist who in 2009 confessed to killing his children as they slept in their beds. What many wanted to know was how a father who stabbed his children dozens of times could be free after 46 months of confinement. Those voices echo the grief of Turcotte's ex-wife, Dr. Isabelle Gaston, the mother of 5-year-old Olivier and 3-year-old Anne-Sophie. As Gaston pored over her children's autopsy reports, she wished she had no idea what they meant. But as a physician and a coroner, she knows it's true: Her children suffered...
  • Kasich Will Not Delay Signing Of New Gun Bill(OH)

    12/19/2012 12:39:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    10tv.com ^ | 17 December, 2012 | NA
    “I’m a Second Amendment supporter and that’s not going to change. There are a range of issues at play here involving mental health, school security and a culture that at times fails to reject the glorification of violence that can desensitize us to the sanctity and majesty of life. Going forward, we need to pay close attention to what the experts conclude from this incident in order to see if there are lessons to be learned and applied here in Ohio," said Kasich.
  • A word from Stephen Hunter

    12/19/2012 12:38:13 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | 18 Dec 2012 | Stephen Hunter
    It seems odd that in the orgy of recrimination, faux solemnity and glycerine tears of the past few days on the issue of “What can we do?” no one has mentioned something that is A.) Immediate, B) Cheap and C) Bound to be effective and at the least, D) Certainly worth trying. That is if the New York Times, the Washington Post, People Magazine, NBC, CBS, CNN and Fox–Big Media, USA– were to announce, jointly, the following voluntary policy: “As of January 1, 2013, we will not publish or broadcast the name, photograph or background of anyone who attempts or...
  • Man shoots another in self defense at East Monague Market

    12/19/2012 12:34:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    counton2.com ^ | 17 December, 2012 | NA
    Fleming went into the store, while his girlfriend waited in the vehicle. According to the girlfriend Rodrequez Shaw approached the vehicle in the parking lot and they exchanged words. Shaw then entered the store with a handgun and approaching Fleming. Fleming pulled a handgun and fired two rounds striking Shaw. Shaw fled the store and collapsed a short distance from the rear door. He was later pronounced dead.
  • Store Owner, Robbery Suspects Exchange Gunfire in West Little Rock(AR)

    12/19/2012 12:29:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    arkansasmatters.com ^ | 17 December, 2012 | NA
    The Little Rock Police Department is investigating a weekend shooting incident on the city's west side after a store owner exchanges gunfire with suspects who tried to rob his business. It happened Saturday afternoon around 4:45 along North Bowman Road. A police officer on patrol said he heard two to three loud bangs before he was flagged down by several people reporting the shooting. Police say the 27-year-old owner of Urban Swagg said three suspects beat him in the head and face before tying him up and then tying up his 25-year-old girlfriend too. It happened after the men walked...
  • Sources: MTA Chairman Joe Lhota To Run For New York City Mayor

    12/19/2012 12:25:44 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 6 replies
    CBS Local New York ^ | December 18, 2012 11:50 PM | New York CBS Local
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS 2 has learned Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joe Lhota will resign his post and run for mayor of New York City in 2013. Highly placed sources in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and the MTA board told CBS 2′s Dick Brennan that Lhota will step down Friday and is expected to join the mayoral race for the Republican nomination.
  • Florence County resident shoots home intruder, deputies say

    12/19/2012 12:24:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    FLORENCE, S.C. -- The victim of an attempted burglary was awakened and fired several shots at the intruder, hitting him in the leg, Florence Deputies said on Monday. According to Investigators, the residents of the dwelling on Old McAllister Road awoke to find an intruder in the home mid-morning on Monday, deputies said in a press release. The victim fired several shots at the suspect while inside the residence and the suspect fled on foot. The suspect was later found a short distance from the residence with a gunshot wound to the leg, deputies said. Deputies did not say when...
  • Liberals Pine for China's Top-Down Society

    12/19/2012 12:21:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | John Ransom
    Kenneth416 wrote: While I will not be affected by the increase in the marginal rate of taxation of salaries and wages from the current 35% to 39.6% (as under the Clinton-era), I doubt that it will have a serious effect on the behavior of the highest earners. Note that, for a high earner who earns $1M, the additional income tax will be only $46,000, less than the cost of the luxury Mercedes or Lexus he or she drives (and which is probably provided by his/her employer, anyway). The real bite comes in the tax on Dividends and Cap Gains, where...
  • The Year of "Our Savior" Obama

    12/19/2012 12:14:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Brent bozell
    The year 2012 was defined by the calculated re-emergence of Obama worship, no matter how obvious his failures in office. After his re-election, the actor Jamie Foxx let it all hang out in a tribute at the BET Awards on November 25: "First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior, Barack Obama!" For that President Jesus gasbaggery, Foxx was selected as one of the winners of the Media Research Center's Best Notable Quotables of 2012, a collection of liberal foolishness selected by 46 judges of distinction in the conservative media. Foxx won the "Barbra Streisand...
  • A Hundred Percent of Nothing

    12/19/2012 12:03:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Walter E Williams
    JoAnn Watson, Detroit city council member, said, "Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president, and there ought to be a quid pro quo." In other words, President Obama should send the nearly bankrupted city of Detroit millions in taxpayer bailout money. But there's a painful lesson to be learned from decades of political hustling and counsel by intellectuals and urban experts. In 1960, Detroit's population was 1.6 million. Blacks were 29 percent, and whites were 70 percent. Today, Detroit's population has fallen precipitously to 707,000, of which blacks are 84 percent and whites 8 percent....
  • It's the Spending, Stupid!

    12/18/2012 11:55:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | John Stossel
    Listening to progressive media pundits, I'd think the most evil man in the universe is Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform. His crime? He heads a movement that asks political candidates to pledge not to raise taxes. I think Grover accomplished a lot. But I wish he'd convinced politicians to pledge not to increase spending. President Obama says raising taxes to cut the deficit is a "balanced" approach. Balanced ... But what's "balanced" about raising taxes after vast increases in spending? Trillions for war, Medicare, "stimulus" and solar panels. Tax receipts rose -- after tax-rate cuts -- from...
  • Jihadists Exploit Syrian Turmoil as the Islamic State of Iraq Makes a Comeback

    12/18/2012 11:38:09 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 12/14/2012 | Ludovico Carlino
    Iraq’s armed Islamist front is beginning to see favorable results from a new phase in the movement’s struggle that began in the summer. The plan, entitled “Demolishing the Walls,” was announced in a July 21 audio message by Abu Bakr al-Qurayshi al-Baghdadi, the Amir of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), a Sunni Islamist umbrella group formed in 2006 by al-Qaeda in Iraq. [1] Since last July, the ISI has been able to orchestrate an effective and geographically widespread bombing campaign in regions ranging from Mosul and Kirkuk in the north to Basra and Nasiriya in the south. Targets of...
  • Golden Eagle Snatches Kid (Video)

    12/18/2012 11:32:28 PM PST · by beaversmom · 40 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 18, 2012 | MrNuclearCat
    Caught on video. Bird of prey tries to snatch toddler. Bird gets in the air for a little bit with child but releases. I guess this is real. Looks it to me. Bad enough to happen to a pet, but holy cow, what if it got higher in the air and released or didn't release! Wow.
  • Golden Eagle Snatches Kid (But Fails)

    12/18/2012 11:32:05 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/18/2012 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here