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  • FLASHBACK: CLINTON REQUESTS $60 MILLION TO PUT COPS IN SCHOOLS

    Today, the same elite media who no doubt send their own kids to private schools that employ armed security, just can't stop howling ridicule at the NRA's idea to give every student in America those same protections. Because the NRA's idea is so appealing, as I write this, the media's going overboard, mocking it as bizarre, crazy, and out of touch. This is how the media works to silence and vilify the opposition and to ensure that only their ideas control The Narrative. The media doesn't care about securing our schools; they only care about coming after our guns and...
  • Samsung Creates New File System F2FS For Linux, Good News For Android

    12/22/2012 11:13:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    muktware.com ^ | 05Oct - 2012 | Posted by Swapnil Bhartiya
    Samsung has created a new Linux file system called F2FS. Jaegeuk Kim of Samsung writes on the Linux Kernel Mailing List: F2FS is a new file system carefully designed for the NAND flash memory-based storage devices. We chose a log structure file system approach, but we tried to adapt it to the new form of storage. Also we remedy some known issues of the very old log structured file system, such as snowball effect of wandering tree and high cleaning overhead. Greg KH, the lead Linux kernel developer applauded the file system on his Google+ page, "Sweet, a new...
  • Indian Jews from 'Lost Tribe' move to Israel

    12/22/2012 11:04:20 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    israelhayom.com ^ | Friday December 21, 2012 | Israel Hayom Staff and the AP
    Chief rabbi recognized lost tribe in 2005, but only 1,700 moved to Israel before government stopped granting visas • About 7,200 remain in India • Government recently reversed policy, reopening doors for immigration. The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff Ingathering of the exiles: Bnei Menashe pray prior to their departure for Israel. | Photo credit: AP >A group of 50 Jews said to descend from one of the 10 Lost Tribes prepared Thursday to immigrate to Israel from their village in northeastern India. The members of the Bnei Menashe community prayed in their local synagogue and then hugged their...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/22/2012 10:52:23 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 11 replies
    December 22, 2012 | Irish Rose
    How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the LORD returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the...
  • America’s Law Professor-in-Chief: “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.”

    12/22/2012 10:51:48 AM PST · by RobaWho · 26 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | 12-22-2012 | Rob Cunningham
    Our “Constitutional Law Professor” in Chief was born to parents that openly hated America, raised by an atheist mother that despised America, idolized an absentee Kenyan father that deeply hated America, later raised by atheist grandparents that hated America and whom personally appointed a known Communist Party agent to be Obama’s personal mentor. He was “spiritually counseled” for 20 years by an anti-American Preacher of Black Liberation Theology, a preacher of hate that eventually introduced our esteemed President to a woman that admitted to never being proud of America a day in her life. There can be no doubt Barack’s...
  • The Trial of Bernhard Goetz

    12/22/2012 10:42:48 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 52 replies
    The Saturday afternoon before Christmas in 1984, on a New York City subway car making its run downtown, two black teenagers approached Bernhard Goetz. One of the teens said to the slightly built blond man, "Give me five dollars." Seconds later, Goetz fired five shots from his Smith & Wesson revolver and four young men were injured--one with a severed spinal cord. After the train came to a quick stop, Goetz jumped to the tracks below and disappeared into the darkness of the subway tunnel. City newspapers quickly dubbed the gunman "the subway vigilante." During the early 1980s, New York...
  • Iowa high court says bosses can fire workers who they consider an ‘irresistible attraction’

    12/22/2012 10:38:53 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 51 replies
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an “irresistible attraction,” even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious behavior or otherwise done anything wrong. Such firings may be unfair, but they are not unlawful discrimination under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because they are motivated by feelings and emotions, not gender, Justice Edward Mansfield wrote....
  • Hawaii Flashback: Obama Friend Titcomb Fined $500 for Soliciting Prostitution Charge

    12/22/2012 10:31:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 5/2/11 | JIM DOOLEY
    President Obama’s longtime friend Robert R. “Bobby” Titcomb was fined $500 this morning after entering a deferred plea of no contest to a charge of soliciting prostitution. The deferral, granted over the objection of the Prosecutor’s Office by District Judge Leslie Hayashi, means the charge against Titcomb will be dismissed if he stays out of legal trouble over the next six months. -snip- When Harrison asked the judge to accept the deferred no contest plea, Deputy Prosecutor Kurt Nakamatsu objected, saying Titcomb had received a similar deferral in 1989 on a traffic charge of leaving the scene of an accident....
  • Armed Teacher Training Program to Provide Free Training to Educators(OH)

    12/22/2012 10:27:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 20 December, 2012 | cbaus
    DELAWARE, OH - Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) announced they have launched a program to provide firearm training to teachers free of charge. The announcement was made at a Town Hall Meeting at Ohio State University Thursday evening where participants debated the gun control issue in light of the recent mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Ken Hanson, BFA's Legal Chair, made the announcement, saying, "Teachers and school board members have been asking us for years about training to prepare for an incident like Sandy Hook. So our educational Foundation will sponsor an Armed Teacher Training Program for...
  • DNA hydrogel has a long memory

    12/22/2012 10:18:21 AM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 21 December 2012 | Laura Howes
    The gel can flow freely as a liquid until poure back into water, where it reforms its original shapeIt might look like a pink gloopy liquid to begin with but when you pour Dan Lou's DNA hydrogel into water it spontaneously reforms into its original shape. Even the Cornell researchers aren't exactly sure why their new material does what it does, but the potential applications are causing excitement.The hydrogels are made from incredibly long strands of DNA that tangle up, trapping water in its structure. The researchers think that once the hydrogels are taken out of water they collapse under...
  • A new survey shows us exactly why America is dying: the TAKERS think things are just fine

    12/22/2012 10:18:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 49 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/22/12 | Emma Karlin
    A new Pulse Opinion Research (POR) survey provides all the evidence needed to conclude that America was mortally wounded by the reelection of Barack Obama. For whatever their reason the Makers in our country saw fit to stay home and allow the Takers and their enablers to ascend to power. Now the country will reap the devastation brought on by their decision. The opinion splits found in the POR report on every important indicator of the financial health of the country could not be clearer. While an overall 59% think the country is on the wrong track, 87% of Republicans...
  • 2 children die in Englewood fire, 2 others rescued

    12/22/2012 10:15:40 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 22, 2012 | Peter Nickeas
    A young boy and girl died this morning after they and two other children were left home alone in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, officials say. The girl, 2, and the boy, 3, were found in a back bedroom after firefighters cut through burglar bars on the brick and stone two-flat in the 6400 block of South Paulina Street. "Please, sergeant, please," a relative pleaded with an officer outside the home. "They're 2 and 3 years old."
  • The Fiscal Cliff and the Middle East

    12/22/2012 10:14:55 AM PST · by arthurus · 3 replies
    NRO ^ | 22 December 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When your dissolute political establishment sinks to the point of being fit for lectures from Chinese Communists on spending restraint, and from erstwhile Soviet revanchists on foreign-affairs modesty, you are at rock bottom. Welcome to Washington. Remember two summers ago, the depths of the last Beltway debacle on out-of-control borrowing that charted the course for today’s latest Beltway debacle on spending and taxes. It was then that China’s rulers blasted Uncle Santa for our “debt addiction,” our failure to observe “the commonsense principle” that a nation, like a family, must “live within its means.” At the time, U.S. sovereign debt...
  • When Childhood Fears Come True

    12/22/2012 10:09:54 AM PST · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 19 replies
    . . . After Newtown, I'm not sure we know what we're asking of children when we tell them to go to school after this week of terrible images and stories, after hearing "another school shooting" on the news. They all know what happened, or have the general outlines. And children are scared enough. "What's so terrible for the little kids who hear about Newtown is that the 'dream' monster is now real," said a friend. Tragedies are followed by trends, and we know where the conversation is going—gun control, laws for the incarceration of the mentally ill, help for...
  • Pressure grows on Senate Democrats to act on ‘fiscal cliff’

    12/22/2012 10:09:35 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is resisting pressure from Republicans pushing for the Senate to take a more active role to avoid the “fiscal cliff” after House legislation stalled Thursday. Reid has rejected Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) assertion that avoiding the fiscal cliff now depends on President Obama working out a deal with the Senate. Reid’s allies said it is unrealistic to expect him and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to step in and hammer out an eleventh-hour agreement. On Friday, Reid dismissed McConnell’s proposal that he bring to the floor legislation extending tax rates that could be...
  • Christmas for pyromaniacs: the war over Sweden's giant straw goat

    12/22/2012 10:08:26 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 12/21/2012 | Alex Lindström
    It’s an odd tradition that adds a dose of suspense to the holiday season. Every year, a giant straw goat is erected in the town of Gävle, Sweden, and every year, arsonists try to burn it down. A local resident explains that this delights many townspeople. The tradition began in 1966, when the first Christmas goat was built in downtown Gävle to attract shoppers. On New Year’s Eve, a pyromaniac set it alight, and was later caught. Since then, the goat has been burnt down 26 times; more often than not, the perpetrators are never identified. This year, though firemen...
  • Hawaii Flashback: President Obama Golfing With Pal Nabbed in Prostitution Sting

    12/22/2012 10:07:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/14/11 | Jake Tapper
    HONOLULU, Hawaii — President Obama is golfing at Mamala Bay Golf Course at Hickam Air Force Base in a group that includes White House travel director Marvin Nicholson and Hawaiian pal Robert “Bobby” Titcomb, who was arrested in April on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute. In April, Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover prostitution sting operation, according to Honolulu police. Titcomb, an airline employee and commercial fisherman, has been friends with the president since they attended Honolulu’s elite Punahou School together in the 1970s.
  • Police investigating fatal shooting near TSU campus(TX home invastion)

    12/22/2012 10:06:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | NA
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- An intruder was fatally shot by an apartment complex resident near the Texas Southern University campus last night, say police. It happened around 8:30pm on Wentworth and Ennis in Houston's Third Ward. Police say a man, who is a TSU student, was in an apartment complex with his girlfriend and two-year-old child when he heard a loud noise outside. When he went to check it out, an armed man forced his way into the apartment.
  • Biehl and Staudenmaier's Ecofascism Revisited

    12/22/2012 10:05:42 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 5 replies
    Environmentalism is Fascism ^ | December 2012 | William Kay
    Circa 1941, from Moscow’s gates to Dover’s cliffs, from Norway’s northern fjords to Sicily’s southern shores, Europa groaned beneath fascist dictators. Several million Europeans brandished fascist party membership cards. Five years later – not so many. Nonetheless, a political movement of this scale disappears neither quickly nor quietly. Western Europe witnessed neither a great purge of fascists nor a long overdue attainder of fascism’s social base. Thus, under cover of the Cold War fog, the fascist movement reconstituted itself, albeit bowed and broken. The main fracture separated a minority addicted to pre-1945 symbols and rhetoric (swastikas, crude anti-Semitism, etc.) from...
  • Stickin' It to The Man

    12/22/2012 10:04:16 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 12/22/2012 | Cindy Simpson
    Obviously, most won't admit or recognize that they're afflicted with Stick-it-to-The-Man-e-osis. In their feverish state, many Obama-supporters believe that they won a "mandate" to Obama-money, whether it grows on trees or piles up in bottomless stashes of The Man. But some have woken up from their delirium to find, instead of gas in their car's tanks and paid-off mortgages, pink slips in their mailboxes or reduced working hours. Others will find that they will probably not be able to keep either their doctor or their insurance, and that a very powerful Man -- Uncle Sam -- has invited himself into...
  • Threat to private gun sales might be greater than threat to 'assault weapons'

    12/22/2012 10:01:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, and its reprehensibly cynical exploitation by advocates of forcible citizen disarmament, decent American citizens have been preparing to defend against an all-out onslaught on so-called "assault weapons" and "high capacity" magazines. This is understandable. ----------------cut---------------- Private sales--the so-called "gun show loophole," despite the fact that even anti-gun groups are no longer trying to hide the fact that they want to ban all private sales, whether at gun shows or not--might be a different story. The guns used in the Connecticut school massacre were not purchased at a gun show, and...
  • Democrats Reject Need to Compromise with GOP on “Fiscal Cliff”

    12/22/2012 10:01:09 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) rejected the need to reach an agreement with House Republicans on taxes and spending. “It doesn’t matter what bills they send over to us,” Reid assured. “We don’t need to do anything. We are not going to do anything.” Reid dismissed the fact that voters gave Republicans a majority in the House at the same time that they elected a Democratic majority in the Senate and a Democratic President Obama as unmeaningful. “We cannot let a little voter confusion at the polls to derail us from the correct policy,” Reid maintained. “The President is...
  • “Jewish” Congressman Nadler Channels Heinrich Himmler

    12/22/2012 9:58:30 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 34 replies
    Israpundit ^ | 12/21/12 | William A Levinson
    Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is clearly an example of a purported Jew who has learned nothing from history, specifically the history of people who were disarmed by their governments. This includes not only Germany’s Jews (disarmed in 1938, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Germany#The_1938_German_Weapons_Act), but also the victims of the Holodomor (1932) and the Armenian victims of Turkish genocide in 1915. Historian R.J. Rummel introduced the term “democide” to describe the murder of populations by their own governments. Nadler said recently that only governments should have the power of life and death over others, which is roughly what Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler said in the 1930s:...
  • Russians demand more liberal gun laws at home following Sandy Hook shooting

    12/22/2012 9:57:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    guns.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Max Slowik
    A new gun rights movement appears to be stirring in Russia to relax gun laws and enshrine the right to keep and bear arms following the Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. “In this shooting six teachers died, six people who could literally use only their hands to defend children,” said Maria Butina, the founder of Russia’s newest gun rights organization Right to Bear Arms. “The murderer planned this knowing that no one would be armed.” The Right to Bear Arms was quick to point out that Connecticut has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, and...
  • Simulated gun stops an intruder and other Atascadero emergencies(CA)

    12/22/2012 9:54:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    sanluisobispo.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Larissa Doust
    Good defense 12:40 a.m. Dec. 12, 7000 block of Atascadero Ave. A resident said her husband was simulating a gun and had an intruder detained. Officers arrived and arrested a man for first-degree burglary.
  • Obama Uses Funeral Service to Talk About Himself

    12/22/2012 9:52:56 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 10 replies
    Weekly standard ^ | 12/22/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    Obama Uses Funeral Service to Talk About Himself President Barack Obama used the funeral for Hawaii senator Daniel Inouye to talk about himself. In the short 1,600 word speech, Obama used the word "my" 21 times, "me" 12 times, and "I" 30 times. Obama's speech discussed how Inouye had gotten him interested in politics. "Danny was elected to the U.S. Senate when I was two years old," he said.
  • Calera police: Shots fired during home invasion(AL)

    12/22/2012 9:51:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    myfoxal.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Melynda Sides
    CALERA, AL (WBRC) - Calera police are investigating a home invasion in which shots were fired Thursday morning. Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley says two armed Hispanic males broke into a home in the 300 block of Pilgreen Drive just before 9 a.m. A Hispanic family of four, including a couple and two children ages 9 years old and four months, were inside at the time of the invasion. Police say the victim was also armed and fired three or four shots during the home invasion. The family is OK and no one was hurt, officials say.
  • So were Piers Morgan and Christiane Amanpour dishonest about crime rates last night?

    12/22/2012 9:47:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | John Lott
    From my appearance last night on CNN. LOTT: Every place that guns have been banned, murder rates have gone up. You cannot point to one place, whether it's Chicago or whether it's D.C. or whether it's been England of whether it's been Jamaica or Ireland. MORGAN: I'm sorry, but that's just a complete lie. It's a complete lie. The gun murder rate in Britain is 35 a year, average. You need to stop repeating a blatant lie, about what happens in other countries. [cross talk] No, you're not going to get away with this. You lied about it the other...
  • The bears who became test pilots during the Cold War

    12/22/2012 9:46:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    io9 ^ | December 19, 2012 | Ed Grabianowski
    The B-58 Hustler was the world's first supersonic jet bomber, a delta-winged marvel of Cold War design created in the 1950s solely to deliver nuclear weapons to the U.S.S.R. And the "pilot" used to test the capsule ejection system was a live bear.
  • Home invasion suspect killed in gunfight at DeKalb apartment complex(GA)

    12/22/2012 9:43:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | Mike Morris
    A home invasion robbery suspect died overnight when he jumped out a second-floor apartment window, apparently after his intended victims opened fire on the alleged intruders. The incident happened at an apartment complex on Lancashire Circle near Stone Mountain. Channel 2 Action News reported that a couple with two small children live in the apartment, and exchanged gunfire with the suspects.
  • Top 10 Personal Defense Headlines of 2012

    12/22/2012 9:40:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    gunsandammo.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Editors
    When push comes to shove, a gun owner will not hesitate to use lethal force in dealing with a threat, but in doing so, it’s imperative for the gun owner to be well-trained in personal defense tactics and firearm use. That’s where we come in. Personal Defense TV host Richard Nance’s blog, Defend Thyself, provides plenty of know-how to deal with a threat to you or your family drawing from real-life scenarios. With 2013 just around the corner, we’ve rounded up the top 10 personal defense storylines of the year, from the weird to the heroic, and we hope to...
  • Some facts are not true, and that's a fact

    12/22/2012 9:40:12 AM PST · by John David Powell · 7 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Dec. 22, 2012 | John David Powell
    Hash Brown, down at Sparky’s Diner, likes to tell the story about his buddy who handed out a fistful of dollar bills to the good-looking “exotic” dancer, only to find out she was a he. Hash says his buddy learned the hard way that not everything is what it seems, no matter how up close and personal you get. The idea that facts are not always the truth is a lesson journalists never seem to learn, and the bigger the story, the more we seem to fail the test. The live coverage of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School...
  • 1 of 3 intruders slain in W. Pa. home invasion

    12/22/2012 9:36:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    wytv.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | AP
    Police say a homeowner has slain one of three men who forced their way into his family's home in suburban Pittsburgh, but authorities haven't revealed how the intruder was killed or why they believe he was three in the first place.
  • Obama in Hawaii

    12/22/2012 9:36:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    politico44 ^ | 1222/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The president arrived at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam early Saturday morning. The first family is staying at a vacation home in Kailua.
  • Public School Teacher Mocks Female Student’s Romney T-Shirt, Accuses Her of Supporting the KKK

    12/22/2012 9:30:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    It’s not always fun and easy being a young Republican, let alone an enthusiastic Mitt Romney supporter. Whoa: The parents of the Charles Carroll High School student ridiculed and ordered by her teacher to remove a t-shirt supporting Mitt Romney sued the teacher and school district on Friday, claiming the act violated the girl's civil rights. Filed in federal court in Philadelphia, the suit says the district ignored Samantha Pawlucy's right to free speech, let other students threaten and harass her and subjected her "to emotional distress, simply because she exercised her First Amendment rights." Fernando Gallard, a spokesman for...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: POLYANDRY, 12-22-12

    12/22/2012 9:27:41 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-22-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):POLYANDRY The simultaneous marriage of one woman with two or more men. Historically, where the practice existed, it was often accompanied by female infanticide, as a logical counterpart to a marital system in which there was a plurality of potential husbands. Polyandry was never permitted or tolerated either throughout the period of the Old Testament or among the pagan peoples of ancient times, even among those who widely condoned prostitution. (Etym. Greek polyandros, having many husbands.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Bill Ayers: The Left Must Utilize Its ‘Absolute Access’ to America’s Classrooms

    12/22/2012 9:22:18 AM PST · by haffast · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 21, 2012 at 9:50pm | Jason Howerton
    Bill Ayers, former domestic terrorist-turned university professor, reemerged earlier this month to explain how the Left’s access to schools and neighborhoods will help them shape the future of America. Speaking at a New York University “Change the Stakes” meeting on Dec. 4, he said the Left must utilize the existing “movements on the ground.” In the video, obtained by EAGnews.org, Ayers also first blasts conservatives for portraying President Barack Obama as a “secret Muslim” and a “secret sociopath,” running around with “terrorists and Arabs.” He lamented the fact that many liberals felt like Obama was “winking” at them while he...
  • Obama will accommodate the American people into slavery

    12/22/2012 9:21:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/22/12 | Jim Emerson
    Accommodating is the preferred style of conflict resolution often used by the Obama Administration to resolve crisis on the diplomatic stage. Today’s Democrats are too willing to put the needs of terrorists before this country, allies or any other democracies. In fact the only people they see as enemies are American conservatives. Obama will surrender victory in order to maintain peace with people whose only goal is to wipe America off the face of the earth. This White House refuses to do or say anything that might upset...
  • Where are these 'T' footnotes suddently coming from - Windows?

    12/22/2012 9:16:03 AM PST · by ex-snook · 23 replies
    self | 12/22/12 | self
    I want to get rid of these new 'T' footnotes as space wasters. Are they a feature of Windows? How are they chosen?
  • 220th Anniversary: James Madison Drinks, and Writes an Article

    12/22/2012 9:08:39 AM PST · by Publius · 23 replies
    A Professor Publius Short Story | 22 December 2012 | Publius
    James Madison Drinks, and Writes an ArticlePhilip Freneau had set the deadline for the December 22nd edition of the National Gazette, and James Madison found himself racing the hourglass. Freneau published the newspaper, dedicated to the positions of Thomas Jefferson’s faction within the Congress and the council around His Excellency, while working for the red-haired Secretary of State as a translator. Mr. Jefferson saw neither difficulty nor conflict with this arrangement. Freneau had labeled the men of Alexander Hamilton’s faction as Monarchists, Tories, and Anti-Republicans, claiming their role was to reverse the results of 1776. The Secretary of the Treasury...
  • Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment

    12/22/2012 9:02:10 AM PST · by Morris70 · 84 replies
    Use 1st amendment and protect 2nd amendment. Overwhelm it. Tell everyone you know to sign petition. Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment. 19,919 signatures needed by January 20. 5,081 signatures made. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/deport-british-citizen-piers-morgan-attacking-2nd-amendment/prfh5zHD
  • How 'Cliff' Talks Hit the Wall

    12/22/2012 8:56:08 AM PST · by yoe · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 21, 2012 | PATRICK O'CONNOR and PETER NICHOLAS
    Congressional leaders and President Barack Obama called Friday for a return to negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, a day after talks cratered in a very public fashion when Republicans abandoned House Speaker John Boehner's backup plan. In truth, talks to secure a big deficit-reduction deal had already broken down Monday afternoon in the office of Mr. Boehner (R., Ohio)......[snip]A review of the negotiations, based on interviews with a dozen aides and lawmakers, suggests the problems lay in Mr. Boehner's inability to coax his rank-and-file to support a deal that raises taxes on higher-income Americans. Another factor was what...
  • Eleanor Roosevelt received an award from the League for Industrial Democracy

    12/22/2012 8:53:25 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    In "The L.I.D.: Fifty years of democratic education, 1905-1955", written by Mina Weisenberg, the following is written: (Page 36) ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, Recipient of L.I.D. Award, 1953; "First Woman of the World" A decade later, the SDS would come out of the League for Industrial Democracy. Previous to calling itself LID, the League called itself the ISS; Intercollegiate Socialist Society. And to be sure, it's not likely that Mrs. Roosevelt rejected the award. One of her favorite books was written by a Fabian Socialist, Prestonia Mann Martin. (1) (2) Where this becomes frustrating, is things like this: Organization of Alumni Chapters...
  • Rebels threaten to storm 2 Syrian Christian towns

    12/22/2012 8:51:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 22 10:57 AM EST | Bassem Mroue
    Rebels have threated to storm two predominantly Christian towns in central Syria if residents do not “evict” government troops they say are using the towns as a base to attack nearby areas. A video released by rebels showed Rashid Abul-Fidaa, who identified himself as the commander of the Ansar Brigade for Hama province, calling on locals in Mahrada and Sqailbiyeh to rise up against President Bashar Assad’s forces or prepare for an assault. “Assad’s gangs in the cities are shelling our villages with mortars and rockets destroying our homes, killing our children and displacing our people,” said Abdul-Fidaa, who wore...
  • Pope Benedict Pardons Former Butler Paolo Gabriele

    12/22/2012 8:48:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/22/12
    Pope Benedict XVI has pardoned his former butler, Paolo Gabriele, who is serving an 18-month jail sentence for stealing confidential papers. The Pope visited Gabriele in prison to personally inform him of the decision, the Vatican said in a statement. In October the former butler was found guilty of stealing and copying the Pope's documents and leaking them to an Italian journalist. Gabriele said he acted out of love for the Church. "This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI visited Paolo Gabriele in prison in order to confirm his forgiveness and to inform him personally of his acceptance of Mr...
  • Catholic University Students Petition to Have Starbucks Removed from Campus

    12/22/2012 8:46:25 AM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12/19/12 | Matthew Archbold
    Over 500 students at The Catholic University of America have signed a petition to have Starbucks removed from the campus, citing the coffee giant’s financial support of Planned Parenthood and its efforts to overturn traditional marriage. Students currently pay $3 to $5 for a 20 oz cup of coffee at Starbucks Coffee in the Pryzbyla Center. Compare this to $2 to $4 for a comparable 20 oz Dunkin Donuts Coffee at other universities. These high prices help maintain Starbucks’ above average profit margin of 10.66% and fund their numerous political activities.
  • Feinstein to take over Judiciary

    12/22/2012 8:35:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/12 05:00 AM ET | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is poised to take over as chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, shifting the leadership of the partisan panel in charge of judicial nominations to the center.She will have primary jurisdiction over two of the biggest issues Congress will tackle next year: immigration reform and gun control. … Feinstein has sided with Republicans on big votes, which could pave the way for landmark bipartisan compromises on divisive issues such as immigration reform. … But Feinstein has sided with liberals in other battles over the judiciary. She was one of a small group of Democrats to vote...
  • Immigrant Moms Face Challenge of Adapting to U.S.-Type Meals

    12/22/2012 8:31:37 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 59 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 19, 2012 | Fox News Latino
    Latino immigrant mothers, especially those who live in rural areas and subsist on low incomes, face "serious challenges" to preparing nutritious meals, according to a new study. The study, published this week in the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, says that Hispanic mothers have problems when they want to serve healthy, nourishing food to their youngsters as they confront "new food environments." The research was carried out by Kimberly Greder, PhD, of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University, together with Flor Romero de Slowing and Kimberly Doudna, also of ISU.
  • Christie Looking at 2016 Presidential Run

    12/22/2012 8:28:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 126 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 02:11 PM
    New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie makes it clear that he’s considering running for president in the future, after deciding against it for the 2012 election. … GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney suffered in November for appearing out-of-touch with the concerns of average Americans, Christie said. …
  • Guns, Mental Health And Our Children

    12/22/2012 8:28:29 AM PST · by WXRGina · 13 replies
    For Freedom – Galatians 5:1 ^ | December 21, 2012 | Michael D. Day
    Most commentary on the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School seems to focus on either the “gun issue” or the “mental health issue”. The gun issue debates more government control, while the mental health issue debates more demands on our already over-taxed health care system (no pun intended). I read Liza Long’s article, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” in which she calls for “a meaningful, nation-wide conversation about mental health”. I presume the purpose for such a “conversation” would be to find answers to why these things happen and to find out what we can do to prevent this kind...