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  • Lee Dorman, bassist for Iron Butterfly, dies at 70

    12/23/2012 6:33:04 AM PST · by the scotsman · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 22nd December 2012 | Los Angeles Times
    'Lee Dorman, 70, the bassist for the psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, was found dead Friday morning in a vehicle, said Gail Krause, an Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman. A coroner's investigation is under way, but foul play is not suspected. Iron Butterfly was formed in San Diego in 1966 and recorded an album before Dorman joined a revised lineup that included guitarist Erik Braunn, keyboardist and singer Doug Ingle and drummer Ron Bushy. In 1968, the group recorded "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida," a 17-minute heavy metal track that "was nothing short of a pop monument," The Times said in 1988, "the song...
  • Norwegian Rocket Makers Save AMRAAM

    12/23/2012 6:29:18 AM PST · by fella · 6 replies
    Stratigy Page ^ | December 22, 2012 | James Dunnigan
    Norwegian Rocket Makers Save AMRAAM by James Dunnigan December 22, 2012 The U.S. has found a solution for the problem they have been having, for over two years, with rocket motor problems in their AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles (and Sparrow missiles, which use a motor from the same manufacturer). The solution was to find another supplier who could produce rocket motors that worked. That turned out to be Norwegian ammunition manufacturer Nammo which has delivered 125 rocket motors so far and will soon be delivering a hundred motors a month. The former supplier, ATK, is still fixing the problem it...
  • The Third Element

    12/23/2012 6:27:37 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 37 replies
    The Omega Letter ^ | December 22, 2012 | Jack Kinsella
    The body is only one third of what God created in the Garden of Eden. God created the body out of the dust of the earth. The body is the first element of man. It is a physical shell. Then God breathed into his nostrils, and man became a living soul. The soul is the second element of man. That's the part that makes you 'you'. The Third Element is mentioned in Genesis 1:26 when God says, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. . . " What does God look like? "No man hath seen God...
  • Pastoral Life For NYPD Whistleblower

    12/23/2012 6:17:25 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/23/12 | Friends of Ours
    Frank Serpico, the storied cop who launched a campaign with fellow officer David Durk in the 1970s to expose wide-spread NYPD corruption, is living in the upstate woods these days as reported by Larry McShane for the Daily News: "'I would like to be known for having been a human being, but for having taken that responsibility very seriously,' he reflects." When the 77-year-old dies he doesn't want an obituary but just "a stone with a hole in it that will gather water, so the birds could come and drink." Durk died last month as reported by Robert D. McFadden...
  • Tiny Dog Uses Wheelchair To Spread Happiness

    12/23/2012 6:17:24 AM PST · by RummyChick · 8 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | buzzfeed
    This brave Chihuahua,named BeeBee, was born with no shoulder blades but refuses to let her disability slow her down! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aFGdMaIkegI
  • GERALD CELENTE: The Financial Collapse Of 2013 Will Be Worse Than The Great Depression

    12/23/2012 6:15:04 AM PST · by blam · 87 replies
    TBI - KWN ^ | 12-23-2012 | Sam Ro
    GERALD CELENTE: The Financial Collapse Of 2013 Will Be Worse Than The Great Depression Sam RoDec. 23, 2012, 5:07 AM Forget the Mayan Apocalypse. Gerald Celente, the popular trends forecaster of Trends Research, cites the work of a former Treasury official and warns that the bonds are in a massive bubble that will burst in 2013 in what will be a financial collapse like nothing we've seen before. He recently spoke about it in an interview with King World News: This piece is being penned by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, the former Assistant Treasury Secretary under Ronald Reagan. And he...
  • Businesses Cut Employees’ Hours to Prepare for Health Care Reforms

    12/23/2012 6:10:16 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 20 replies
    Free Times ^ | 20 November 2012 | Eva Moore
    With President Barack Obama reelected to a second term, the health care reforms passed during his first term are set to take effect. And some employers are now facing the fact that they’ll be forced to offer health coverage to all employees who work more than 30 hours a week. Here in the Midlands, Lizard’s Thicket owner Bobby Williams is in that position. His company made the decision to cut new employees to 28 hours a week. Long-time employees will continue to work 40 hours a week, he says. “Absolutely they’re upset about it,” he says of the workers whose...
  • New book uses newspapers to chronicle American Revolution

    12/23/2012 5:58:24 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 15 replies
    Toledo Free Press ^ | 12-23-12 | [review by] James A. Molnar
    Todd Andrlik became a newspaper collector by chance. It happened at a bookstore in Galena, Ill., where he came across a copy of an old newspaper declaring President Abraham Lincoln dead. “I was reading the first draft of history about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the reward for the capture of his conspirators,” Andrlik said. “It triggered in me this intense passion and enthusiasm in history that I previously hadn’t had.” From there, Andrlik said he went around the country searching for old newspapers and found many from 18th-century colonial America. These newspapers inspired Andrlik, a marketing-media professional by...
  • On Newtown. On Guns.

    12/23/2012 5:37:40 AM PST · by NamVet71MP · 5 replies
    http://rhinoden.rangerup.com ^ | 12/20/2012 | Nick
    On Friday, a dad received news that a lone gunman walked into an elementary school and murdered twenty first grade children and six adults. His heart fell to the ground. Tears welled in his eyes and he asked himself, “How can someone be so evil? How does a man look at these beautiful children and want anything but the best for them, let alone want to kill them?” He walked through his home and found his own children, two beautiful daughters, and squeezed them as hard as he ever had before, reveling in the fact that they were safe. He...
  • America is now run by angry, feral adolescents fueled by hatred, jealousy and revenge

    12/23/2012 5:30:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 91 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | December 21st, 2012 | Derek Hollenbeck
    Minority groups in America live better here than they do in other parts of the world. This is true for both Blacks and Hispanics. “Poor” in America is a description of at least lower middle class or better in many countries around the world. Yet when given a chance, these groups gladly plunged America into a dark and dangerous future to take their “revenge” against our nation. On first glance this lust for revenge seems counterintuitive. But closer examination explains this rage. Both groups are fueled by greed hatred jealousy and a thirst for revenge stoked to a roaring flame...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/23/12)[Prayer]

    12/23/2012 5:16:06 AM PST · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/23/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures ChampionIsaiah 42;13 The Lord will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.
  • Advanced 3-D Printing Technology on the Verge of Making Gun Control 'Impossible'

    12/23/2012 5:09:08 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 49 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Seems the progs are at it again, not actually accomplishing anything you could call 'progress' re. gun violence while pig-headedly attempting to fix yesterday's problems with solutions that never worked in the first place... It's a long-running shtick with liberals, where they claim the ability to control the uncontrollable: now they're out to 'control' weapons-possession in the US just as 3D computer technology is making 'printed guns' a reality- a democratization of weaponry they're never going to put the kibosh on, obviously:_______________________________________________________________________ Forbes via Doug Ross: Three months ago, the gunsmiths behind the group known as Defense Distributed announced their intention to create a working, lethal gun anyone can download and...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 December 2012

    12/23/2012 4:47:18 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 213 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 December 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 23rd, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Kent Conrad, D-N.D.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): David Keene, NRA president; Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Mark Warner, D-Va.; Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; actor Ben Affleck.THIS WEEK (ABC): Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; Reps....
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [December 23, 2012]

    12/23/2012 4:39:56 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    Sharing in the Atonement "God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . ." —Galatians 6:14 The gospel of Jesus Christ always forces a decision of our will. Have I accepted God’s verdict on sin as judged on the Cross of Christ? Do I have even the slightest interest in the death of Jesus? Do I want to be identified with His death— to be completely dead to all interest in sin, worldliness, and self? Do I long to be so closely identified with Jesus that I am of no value...
  • The Perfect Prison

    12/23/2012 4:26:45 AM PST · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 22 Dec 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are as many ways to look at a man as there are at a glass of water. Either half empty or half full. Either people are basically good or they are basically rotten. And all theories of government come down to one view or the other. If people are basically good, then they can also be left to their own devices. They may even be allowed to run their own affairs. If however they are basically rotten, then a system is needed that will force goodness on them. And this system's own goodness will be protected by strict conformity...
  • Jersey town adopts schoolhouse Glocks

    12/23/2012 4:24:30 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/23/12 | Susan Edelman
    Don’t mess with Marlboro Township. The leafy, well-heeled New Jersey suburb will station a permanent armed cop in each of its nine schools starting Jan. 2. * * * The mayor and other town officials had approved the initiative before the chief of the National Rifle Association ignited a firestorm on Friday by calling for armed guards for schools.
  • Stop and think - and you will realise that banning guns is a waste of time

    12/23/2012 4:11:36 AM PST · by expat1000 · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 December 2012 | PETER HITCHENS
    Ask yourself this. Even if you had a house full of guns and ammunition, would you then murder a close relative, shoot your way into a nearby primary school and massacre as many children as you could? Of course you wouldn’t. You would have to be mad to do such a thing, and mad in a rather special way. And if you were mad in that way, and had no gun, you might use other weapons. There are recent instances in various parts of the world of what appear to be attempted mass murder by car, or by knife. Take...
  • Arab ‘Taxi Terrorist’ Runs over Policeman

    12/23/2012 4:08:07 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/12/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Jerusalem police shot and wounded a Jerusalem Arab taxi driver-turned terrorist Sunday morning after he ran into a Border Police officer, wounding him in his leg. The driver, approximately age 21, approached a police station in Jabel Mukaber, in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood near Talpiot. After the taxi cab hit a supply truck at the entrance to the police station, a Border Police officer began talking to the driver, who then put the cab in reverse and then back into the drive position, aiming at the Border Police officer. Jerusalem police at the scene immediately opened fire. Both the Border...
  • Reid urges Hawaii governor to quickly name Inouye successor

    12/23/2012 4:02:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Reid urges Hawaii governor to quickly name Inouye successorBy Meghashyam Mali - 12/23/12 05:53 AM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Saturday pressed Hawaii’s governor to quickly appoint a successor to Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), who passed away last week. In a statement, Reid said he has asked Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) to tap a replacement by year’s end. “I have asked the governor of Hawaii to appoint Senator Inouye's successor with due haste. It is critically important to ensure that the people of Hawaii are fully represented in the pivotal decisions the Senate will be making before...
  • Catholic conservatives: A traditionalist avant-garde

    12/23/2012 3:59:26 AM PST · by iowamark · 11 replies
    The Economist ^ | 12/15/2012
    SINCE the Second Vatican Council in 1962, the Roman Catholic church has striven to adapt to the modern world... The Latin Mass Society of England and Wales, started in 1965, now has over 5,000 members. The weekly number of Latin masses is up from 26 in 2007 to 157 now. In America it is up from 60 in 1991 to 420. At Brompton Oratory, a hotspot of London traditionalism, 440 flock to the main Sunday Latin mass. That is twice the figure for the main English one. Women sport mantillas (lace headscarves). Men wear tweeds. But it is not a...
  • Snapshots from a secret state: Panoramic pictures of North Koreans

    12/23/2012 3:54:51 AM PST · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    Snapshots from a secret state: Panoramic pictures of North Koreans at work and play give an extraordinary glimpse of everyday life Award-winning photographer David Guttenfelder makes frequent trips to notoriously secretive North Korea trying to capture the country as accurately as possible for outsiders. Here he describes capturing this set of photos which offer a rare glimpse into the everyday life of its citizens... My window on North Korea is sometimes, quite literally, a window - of a hotel room, the backseat of a car, a train. Fleeting moments of daily life present themselves suddenly, and they are opportunities to...
  • Occupy LA Sues Over Mass Detentions (“shock and awe”)

    12/23/2012 3:47:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 12/22/12 | Jason Kandel
    Occupy LA Sues Over Mass DetentionsA lawsuit was filed by Occupy protesters whose demonstration at City Hall last year was broken up by police By Jason Kandel | Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 | Updated 9:02 PM PST Occupy Los Angeles demonstrators are suing the city for what they said was an unlawful “shock and awe” attack on their civil rights when 1,400 police officers swept nearly 300 demonstrators from City Hall grounds more than a year ago. **SNIP** Five people are suing in a class action lawsuit that represents 292 people detained by officers in the raid. Court documents said...
  • CIA: 'Zero Dark Thirty' is 'not a documentary' (Obama killing Osama movie "dangerous" dramatization)

    12/23/2012 3:21:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    CIA: 'Zero Dark Thirty' is 'not a documentary'By Alicia M. Cohn - 12/22/12 09:51 AM ET The head of the Central Intelligence Agency sent a memo to CIA employees on Friday informing them that the new movie "Zero Dark Thirty," about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, "is not a documentary." "The film takes significant artistic license, while portraying itself as being historically accurate," CIA Acting Director Michael Morell wrote. The film, by director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, has already achieved both Oscar predictions and controversy in Congress. The movie depicts the international search for the al Qaeda...
  • Brit 7/7 widow ‘plotted station horror’

    12/23/2012 3:07:15 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | December 23, 2012 | SIMON HUGHES and ALLAN HALL
    SECURITY chiefs fear an al-Qaeda cell funded by the British “White Widow” plotted to bomb a German railway station, The Sun can reveal. The attack in Bonn would have resulted in a massacre like the one in the Spanish capital Madrid in 2004 which left 191 people dead. But the device failed to explode and was disarmed before it could detonate. Intelligence sources in Germany say that al-Qaeda was behind the conspiracy — which encompassed “many operatives” overseas, including wanted Brit Samantha Lewthwaite. Last night a source said: “Remember this was a primed device that was of the size of...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    12/23/2012 3:02:42 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Court blocks California law banning gay therapy

    12/23/2012 2:26:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2012 10:15 PM EST | Lisa Leff
    A federal appeals court on Friday put the brakes on a first-of-its-kind California law that bans therapy aimed at turning gay minors straight. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency order putting the law on hold until the court can hear full arguments on the measure’s constitutionality. The law was set to take effect Jan. 1. Licensed counselors who practice so-called “reparative therapy” and two families who say their teenage sons have benefited from it sought the injunction after a lower court judge refused the request. The law, which was passed by the...
  • 'Hold the line': Rick Santorum and a New Year's message for the States

    12/23/2012 2:20:25 AM PST · by SincerelyAmanda · 9 replies
    The Washington Times Communities ^ | December 22, 2012 | Amanda Read
    . . . America's constitutional tradition of federalism may serve as the anaconda to choke a growing leviathan. As Justice Kennedy wrote in Bond v. United States, "[b]y denying any one government complete jurisdiction over all the concerns of public life, federalism protects the liberty of the individual from arbitrary power." "Alabama has become one of those States that is on the first line of defense," said Palmer, particularly in regards to Obama's signature health care legislation, which 14 states including Alabama have passed constitutional amendments against. Furthermore, at least 25 states have refused to establish state exchanges, and a...
  • “Fiscal cliff” leaves Boehner a wounded speaker

    12/23/2012 2:15:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2012 9:09 AM EST | Alan Fram
    John Boehner is a bloodied House speaker following the startling setback that his own fractious Republican troops dealt him in their “fiscal cliff” struggle against President Barack Obama. There’s plenty of internal grumbling about the Ohio Republican, especially among conservatives, and lots of buzzing about whether his leadership post is in jeopardy. But it’s uncertain whether any other House Republican has the broad appeal to seize the job from Boehner or whether his embarrassing inability to pass his own bill preventing tax increases on everyone but millionaires is enough to topple him. “No one will be challenging John Boehner as...
  • Head of national nuke security agency departing

    12/23/2012 2:09:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2012 3:07 PM EST
    The man who has led the nation’s nuclear security agency since 2007 is stepping down next month after presiding over a 20 percent increase in the agency’s budget but also some management missteps that have raised questions about the agency’s ability to carry out its mission. Tom D’Agostino announced Friday he is leaving the National Nuclear Security Administration, which funds and oversees work at the Sandia and Los Alamos national labs in New Mexico. The research centers employ about 20,000 people in the state. He was appointed to the post by President George W. Bush. …
  • Allen West: House Has Finished Its Work on Fiscal Cliff

    12/23/2012 2:02:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 21 Dec 2012 11:24 AM | Greg McDonald
    Florida Rep. Allen West is suggesting the House is no longer a player in the fiscal cliff negotiations following the rejection by Republicans of Speaker John Boehner's “Plan B” tax bill, which was aimed at forcing the president into a larger deficit reduction deal. The Republican caucus, according to some political observers, is now in chaos and unable to agree among themselves on anything. But West insisted in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night that Republicans did the right thing in refusing to go along with Boehner’s plan to increase the tax rate on the affluent even...
  • Thai Noodle House closes its doors after owner’s hateful Facebook post

    12/23/2012 2:00:14 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 65 replies
    Digital Texan ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jack Hambrick
    Well, we knew it was just a matter of time before the Thai Noodle House would have to close its doors after owner Eddie Nimibutr posted on Facebook that he didn’t “give a damn” about a bunch of white kids killed in Newton Connecticut. A social media firestorm came down on Nimibutr after he posted the comment the same day of the Newton shooting. Nimibutr has been receiving death threats and loyal customers vanished after the comment began making the rounds.
  • Putin slams Barroso: “You know you are wrong; you’re guilty”

    12/23/2012 1:51:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 21 December 2012
    The EU-Russia summit ended today (21 December) with no major decisions, but Russian President Vladimir Putin staged a show for the press, telling Commission President José Manuel Barroso that he was “not right” in his interpretation of energy liberalization rules. … “My friend from many years, Mr. Barroso, has for so long and so emotionally spoken, because he knew that he is not right; he is guilty,” Putin said, amidst laughter from the sizable Russian delegation. Turning to the press, he added: “Open Article 34 of our basic treaty with the EU and read for yourselves.” Article 34 of the...
  • Europeans almost absent from list of global thinkers

    12/23/2012 1:46:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Published 20 December 2012 | Updated 21 December 2012
    Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi and Thei Sein head Foreign Policy magazine's list of Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2012. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at number 12, is the highest-ranking European. No European has made it into the top 10 on the American magazine’s list. …
  • Concealed gun permit demand rises in Poconos

    12/23/2012 1:11:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | December 20, 2012 | Howard Frank
    President Obama’s call for “meaningful action” to avert future mass shootings has sparked a surge in citizens looking to get guns while they still can. Interest in concealed firearms carry permits has spiked in Monroe County and across Pennsylvania after Obama’s comments following the mass murders in Newtown, Conn. … More people are picking up applications in Monroe County, and the sheriff’s office expects a sharp spike in applications by the end of the year and into the new year. … The jump in applications corresponds to an increase in demand for assault rifles locally. …
  • Sunday's TV news show lineup, Dec. 23 (With NRA Asa Hutchinson & Wayne LaPierre)

    12/23/2012 1:06:25 AM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    sfgate ^ | 10:42 pm, Saturday, December 22, 2012
    Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: Channel: 7 ABC's "This Week" - Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; former Rep. Asa Hutchinson, who is leading a National Rifle Association program that will develop a security plan for schools that relies on armed volunteers; Sarah Brady, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence; Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. 8 a.m. Channel: 11 NBC's "Meet the Press" - Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.,
  • Boogeymen and Fake Reforms in Obama's Illinois

    12/23/2012 12:55:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Earlier today I received an email from Jonathan Ingram at the Illinois Policy Institute that I wish to share. The email is regarding the sorry state of Illinois Pensions. Dear Mish Illinois has a long history of fake reforms – legislative proposals that promise to solve the great policy challenges of the day when passed, but never actually accomplish these goals and often make problems worse. In the mid-1990s, Illinois lawmakers were facing a serious problem: the unfunded liability of the state’s five public pension systems had reached $20 billion. As a way to combat this growing problem, the state...
  • Restaurant Owner Says On Facebook He Doesn’t Care That ‘A Bunch Of White Kids Got Killed’...

    12/23/2012 12:53:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | 12.23.2012 | CBS
    FULL TITLE: Restaurant Owner Says On Facebook He Doesn’t Care That ‘A Bunch Of White Kids Got Killed’ In Newtown Shooting AUSTIN (CBS Houston) — The owner of an Austin restaurant is facing criticism for saying he doesn’t care about a bunch of dead white kids following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. According to The Digital Texan, Eddie Nimibutr, chef and owner of Thai Noodle House, posted on Facebook that he didn’t “give a damn” about 20-year-old Adam Lanza killing 26 people, including 20 kids, at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday. “I am failing to give a damn about the...
  • How Instagram Is Teaching Us About Big Government

    12/23/2012 12:52:34 AM PST · by 867V309
    heritage ^ | December 22, 2012 | James Velasquez
    Whether it’s the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), our lives have never been more subjected to the whims of an unelected, “progressive” bureaucracy.
  • So Unhappy

    12/23/2012 12:49:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Charles Payne
    Four years ago, there was a sense that America was clearing its last hurdle on race and ideological animosity. There was pride in electing the first black president, even by those that didn't cast their vote for Barack Obama. Fast forward to even before Friday's massacre, and there was a malaise hanging over the nation ripping it apart on so many levels. Americans pitted against fellow Americans. It's not good enough to lose elections anymore, there has to be complete demonization and the absence of any compromise. God is under attack, traditional values are being abandoned, and capitalism is considered...
  • The Growth Trend of Americans Living Alone

    12/23/2012 12:39:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Political Calculations
    Following on the heels of our finding that the increase in the share of single person households over time is the primary factor in the observed increase in U.S. income inequality for households over the last six decades, we thought it might be interesting to share what we found in the U.S. Census' data from 1940 onward regarding the growth trend of Americans living alone. Our chart below reveals the general trend for how single person households grew from 7.7% of all U.S. households in 1940 to an estimated 27.5% in 2011. Here, we find that the percentage share of...
  • Homeowner: UPS employee caught red-handed stealing Christmas gift

    12/23/2012 12:38:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    KHOU ^ | 12.23.2012 | Jeff McShan/KHOU
    HOUSTON -- Sitting in front of his computer, Al Alverson said he couldn't believe what he saw when went back to look at surveillance video recorded from a camera he had installed above his front door three years ago. Wednesday, he and his wife Sandra Alverson were expecting two Christmas gifts that they had purchased online to be delivered, but when they got home, one of them -- delivered by Federal Express -- wasn't there. They thought it was strange because the delivery company emailed them a notification confirming the package had been dropped off earlier that morning. "It said...
  • Some Overdue Abuse for America’s Native Criminal Class

    12/23/2012 12:34:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m not sure what it says about me – or about readers – that the three most-viewed posts on this blog involve humor. The two cartoons that show the rise and fall of the welfare state.A joke about California, Texas, and a Coyote.This Michael Ramirez cartoon about Obama’s self-imposed headwinds. The welfare state drawings weren’t even intended as a joke. I wanted to make an important point about how entitlement programs start small, but then balloon in size as politicians buy more votes and create more dependency.But whenever I share these drawings as part of Powerpoint presentations, audiences laugh. So...
  • B is For Bizarre -- Also For Boehner, Budget and Washington Bozos

    12/23/2012 12:19:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    How long is this show going to go on in Washington, and must it? They say closing time for its costars is midnight, December 31. That's when the president and the speaker of the House need to agree on the federal budget Or Else, but politicians never met a deadline they couldn't postpone, as in Can, Kick Down the Road. This year's burlesque is turning into a melodrama (working title: Meltdown) as both sides steer the country right over the dreaded (cue scary music) Fiscal Cliff! Thelma and Louise, here we come. The Mayans couldn't have written a scarier doomsday...
  • Couple Accused Of Slapping Elderly Best Buy Employee

    12/23/2012 12:16:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | 12.23.2012 | CBS
    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS (KMOX) - An East St. Louis couple is charged with beating an elderly employee at a Metro East Best Buy. It’s considered normal procedure by most to be asked for your receipt while leaving a busy store like Best Buy with expensive items. But Latoya Greenwood, 38, didn’t take kindly to the request. Police say she began shouting obscenities at the 61-year-old Fairview Heights Best Buy employee at the exit door. Her husband got into the act and smacked the man across the face, sending him down to the ground while his wife didn’t flinch and kept the...
  • A Progressive Priority: Celebrity Gun Buy-Backs

    12/23/2012 12:08:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Austin Hill
    It is, perhaps, the ultimate “do as I say, not as I do” scenario: progressive entertainment stars and politicians telling us that we shouldn’t possess firearms. So now would be a good time for American progressives to rise up and do for their icons, as their icons seek to do for us: it’s time for an entire movement of celebrity gun buy-back events. Gun buy-back events, if you’re not familiar, have been proliferating nationwide over the past decade or so. They usually involve a local law enforcement agency setting-up a designated time and location where individuals can hand-over their...
  • Question John Kerry Long and Hard!

    12/22/2012 11:54:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    This column was co-authored by Bob MorrisonSen. John Kerry has a long and dubious record in foreign policy. In the 1970's, he testified against his fellow Vietnam War veterans before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He charged that they were violating the Geneva Conventions every day in Vietnam. Some POWs were outraged at Kerry's disloyal statements. They said they had been tortured by their Communist captors trying to force them to make such untrue statements. Worse, Kerry went to Paris in 1971. There, he met with North Vietnamese Communists. We need to see all his notes from those meetings....
  • Liberal Says 2nd Amendment Meant to Give State Right to Bear Arms

    12/22/2012 11:35:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | John Ransom
    Wendy60 wrote: The neoconservatives are the reason why Boehner is not putting up a fight. The neocons do the thinking for the Republican leadership on all matters of strategy and morality in politics. Boehner wouldn't take a dump if the neocons told him not to, and if they told him to do so, he would strain for hours. Neocons want tax increases, because paying higher taxes is a sacrifice. Neocons believe that the little people have to be forced into sacrificing for the "collective self," i.e., the state, because that is the only way to preserve the social order. What...
  • CNN chief’s exit interview: No regrets

    12/22/2012 11:33:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 4:46 PM EST, Fri December 21, 2012 | Josh Levs
    He’s been one of the most powerful figures in the news business for nearly a decade—not just in the United States but around the world. Now, after rising from the company’s lowest ranks to become president of CNN Worldwide, Jim Walton is leaving the building. Friday is his last day. “I’ve been president of this organization for nearly one-third of its existence. I’m proud of that and of what CNN has become, what it stands for and what we’ve accomplished together,” he said in a note to employees. … “I’m very hard on myself, and I try to learn from...
  • It's Time for Media Control

    12/22/2012 11:22:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Was there anything about the Sandy Hook massacre the media got right on the day it happened? In their rush to be first, they ignored their obligation to be right. Nearly every detail they disseminated Friday was wrong, even down to the name of the killer. Their desire to sensationalize had them shoving microphones in the faces of children who couldn’t possibly comprehend the events of the day. This was just the latest example of how out of control and dangerous the media has become, and it’s time government did something to protect us. You’re probably asking yourself, “What...
  • Police: 1 Blackjack Dealer Stabs Another in Vegas

    12/22/2012 11:13:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    CBS8 ^ | Dec 22, 2012
    A fight between two female blackjack dealers at a Las Vegas Strip resort sent one to the hospital and the other to jail. KSNV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/12HtOle) 50-year-old Brenda Wilson is accused of stabbing the other dealer Friday night in a blackjack pit at the Bellagio hotel-casino. The incident comes a week after an Illinois man shot and fatally wounded an ex-girlfriend in the hotel lobby at the Excalibur resort on the Strip, then killed himself there.