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  • U.S. judge rules against Calpers on San Bernardino

    12/23/2012 8:23:29 AM PST · by Be Careful · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/21/12 | By Jonathan Weber and Tim Reid
    (Reuters) - A U.S. bankruptcy judge ruled on Friday against an attempt by the California Public Employees Retirement System to bypass the bankruptcy court and collect overdue pension payments from the bankrupt city of San Bernardino. The decision, while only one step in a highly complex legal proceeding, was a blow to Calpers' argument that pension payments and California law should take precedence in a bankruptcy.
  • Does anyone remember the way America was?

    12/23/2012 8:21:19 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 118 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/23/12 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    What has happened to my country? I am old. I am 77. I pay to live in a gated community because I am scared. “Bravo Roberto” near my home serves from a cooked-from-scratch, delicious menu, items not bought from a food service truck, not served up by a chain restaurant that loads Americans up on heavy doses of salt to achieve its number one rating. In these tragic times, food, friends, family, God, prayer and Christmas are about all we have left. And “Bravo Roberto” serves up every day in Florida’s St. Lucie West a product we have allowed ourselves...
  • Affleck leaves door open to Senate run

    12/23/2012 8:15:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 23, 2012 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Oscar-winning Cambridge native Ben Affleck -- who played a congressman in the 2009 political thriller “State of Play” -- isn't ruling out a real-life run for office in the pending Massachusetts race to fill Sen. John Kerry's seat but downplayed the idea in an interview aired today. In a segment airing today on CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” a coy Affleck, 40, tells host Bob Schieffer with a nervous laugh, “Well, for one thing, the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary senators, so there is no vacancy,” when pressed by Schieffer on whether he’ll run for fellow Democrat Kerry’s...
  • CNN's Don Lemon On Gun Control: Should We Start Profiling White Men?

    12/23/2012 8:14:57 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    RCP ^ | 12/23/2012
    CNN's Don Lemon discusses the possibility of profiling white men in an attempt to prevent gun violence and decrease the amount of mass shootings. Lemon argues that white males between the ages of 18 and 25 were behind nearly all recent mass killings. On the panel: David Sirota, radio talk show host; Richard Moran, criminologist; Lou Palumbo, retired police detective and private security provider; and Tom Deets, gun store owner. Video at link
  • What Piers Morgan doesn’t want you to know about Britain and violent crime (US has low crime rate)

    12/23/2012 8:11:08 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    the Right scoop ^ | December 21, 2012
    National Review posted this yesterday and this is perhaps why Piers Morgan gets all interrupty when someone tries to explain how bad violent crime is in Great Britain: According to the Mail, Britons suffer 1,158,957 violent crimes per year, which works out at 2,034 per 100,000 residents. By contrast the number in notoriously violent South Africa is 1,609 per 100,000. The U.S., meanwhile, has a rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, which is lower than France’s, at 504; Finland’s, at 738; Sweden’s, at 1123; and Canada’s at 935. As a result of both the different ways in which these...
  • The End of Bush Tax Rates Should Make Liberals Happy

    12/23/2012 8:08:16 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | 12-22-12 | tim brown
    Families, Average Income $70,662: $4,138 tax increase. Baby Boomers, Average Income $95,099: $4,223 tax increase Low Income Workers, Average Income $24,757: $1,207 tax increase Millennials, Average Income $23,917: $1,099 tax increase Retirees, Average Income $42,553: $857 tax increase Note that these income figures are Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Number of filers and AGI are estimates for 2013. Take a look at the full details here. Interestingly enough, liberals say this is a bad thing, but for them it would simply be returning to the Clinton Era Tax rates, right? Aren’t they the ones who have been saying those were the...
  • Los Gatos residents protest sporting goods store

    12/23/2012 8:07:40 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 12/23/2012
    LOS GATOS -- Carrying signs demanding "No Guns in Los Gatos" and "Protect Our Children," about 30 people picketed a new Los Gatos sporting goods store that sells firearms Saturday, the day it was supposed to open. Former Los Gatos Mayor Sandy Decker said it appeared that Templar Sports opened briefly, but then closed in the face of the protest. No one answered the phone at the new store on University Avenue, which also offers fishing equipment. The protest took place eight days after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Twenty children and seven adults died. "The...
  • Chuck Woolery on Assault Weapons (nails every point!)

    Chuck Woolery for President!
  • Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt constitution vote amid fraud allegations

    12/23/2012 8:04:45 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    RT.com ^ | December 23, 2012
    Egypt's new Sharia-based constitution has been approved in a second round of voting, the ruling Muslim Brotherhood party said. The country's opposition leveled accusations of fraud, saying it will appeal the referendum results. The new charter was approved by 64 percent of Egyptian voters in a “resounding victory,” state news agency al-Ahram reported on Sunday. The preliminary tallies were calculated from reports by polling station officials. Egypt's election committee will confirm the final results on Monday. Egypt's main opposition party the National Salvation Front (NSF) announced Sunday it will appeal the results of the referendum. NSF members alleged there were...
  • Is the Christmas card dead?

    12/23/2012 7:40:12 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 82 replies
    theweek ^ | December 20, 2012 | Chris Gayomali
    Every year around the holidays, countless Americans sit down at their dining room tables to thoughtfully scribble pen-and-paper updates about how they are and what they've been doing with their lives to a select number of friends. These messages are usually written on the back of a recent family photograph (sometimes with Santa hats), before they're sealed, stamped, and mailed around the country, where they're displayed like a trophy over someone else's fireplace. Could that all be changing? This year, especially, there seems to be a dearth of dead-tree holiday cheer filling up mailboxes across the country. In a recent...
  • KFDM Anchor Bill Leger Killed in Car Crash

    12/23/2012 7:32:31 AM PST · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    mediabistro ^ | 12-23-12 | Chris Ariens
    Bill Leger, an anchor with CBS affiliate KFDM in Port Arthur/Beaumont, TX was killed early yesterday morning in a car accident in Louisiana. According to Louisiana State Police, Leger was driving southbound on a highway near Scott, Louisiana, around 1 am when he failed to negotiate a curve, over-corrected, then rolled his vehicle until it came to a stop in the northbound lane. A driver heading north then hit Leger’s car. That driver has been arrested and booked for DWI. Leger had been a reporter and anchor at KFDM for nearly 20 years.
  • Obama Has to Fib Even at a Funeral

    12/23/2012 7:29:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2012 | Jack Cashill
    Yes, everything is about Barack Obama. From the beginning, he has built his career on his own personal story, and the funeral service of former Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Cathedral on Friday apparently struck him as an opportune time to remind the world what that story was. In his 1,600-word oration, Obama even managed to work in the fact, as though someone in the universe might not have heard, that he had "a white mom [and] a black father" "and was raised in Indonesia and Hawaii." The problem, however, is not just that Obama used the word...
  • Cobb gun show attracts scores looking for assault-style rifles (Atlanta, GA)

    12/23/2012 7:28:10 AM PST · by Drew68 · 26 replies
    THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION ^ | Dec. 22, 2012 | Chris Joyner
    As gun control talks heat up in Washington, more than 1,000 people lined up Saturday morning outside the exhibit hall at Jim Miller Park in Cobb County for the Eastman Gun Show. Many hoped to walk away with assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines they fear may soon be outlawed. “This is awesome,” said Kevin Law, a gun enthusiast and surveyor from Woodstock. He attended the show with his brother Keith Law. “We knew it was going to be like this. People want to protect their rights.” Like many in line in the freezing temperatures, the Law brothers had planned to...
  • British hospital apologizes to familes for appallingly negligent care

    12/23/2012 7:26:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2012 | Rick Moran
    An apology seems insufficient considering the circumstances. Telegraph: ******** Alexandra Hospital in Redditch is writing to 38 families after a massive legal action that exposed years of bad practice, ranging from nurses taunting patients to leaving an elderly woman unwashed for 11 weeks. In one of the worst cases, a man had starvation recorded as the cause of his death after being treated at the hospital for two months. Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, said last night that he was "disgusted and appalled" by what the families had been through, and that the Government was acting to ensure that failings...
  • Ryan Freel dies at age 36

    12/23/2012 7:23:28 AM PST · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    espn ^ | 12-23-12 | staff
    Ryan Freel, who played for five teams over an eight-year major league career, was found dead in his Florida home Saturday as a result of a self-inflicted shotgun wound, Jacksonville police said. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said they were treating the 36-year-old Freel's death as a suicide. Freel, who grew up in Jacksonville, last played in the majors in 2009 when he played for four organizations. In June he had been named the baseball coach at St. Joseph Academy in Jacksonville, but the Florida Times-Union reported that he later backed out of the job. The former utility player's best stretch...
  • Piers Morgan's Full-Auto Fantasyland (Ignoring the difference between full and semi-automatic)

    12/23/2012 7:23:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2012 | Dmitri Rutkowski
    CNN's Piers Morgan is known for his invasive, aggressive style of journalism and reliably left-leaning sympathies. In the wake of the recent atrocity at Sandy Hook School, however, the former British tabloid editor has taken to playing fast-and-loose with the facts regarding America's gun laws . . . in a manner that's "not quite cricket." During his 12/21 broadcast at the 20 minute mark, Morgan repeatedly featured YouTube-type video footage illustrating the firing of a fully-automatic AR15 type rifle. What's wrong with that? Well, the problem stems from the fact that both the video's caption and Morgan himself describe the...
  • What does Newsweek Know About Jesus?

    12/23/2012 7:19:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2012 | R.B. Parrish
    For its Dec. 10, 2012 edition, Newsweek featured a story, "What Do We Really Know About Jesus?" A better title might have been, "What does Newsweek know about Jesus?" The gist of the article is that the gospels are full of historical errors; yet nevertheless, "for those with a broader vision, a more generous appreciation of literature, and a fuller sense of theological meaning, the story of the Christ-child and his appearance in the world can be founded not on what really did happen, but on what really does happen, in the lives of those who believe that stories such...
  • Ministry guitarist MikeScaccia dies after on-stage collapse.

    12/23/2012 7:18:34 AM PST · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    fasterlouder ^ | 12-23-12 | Darren Levin
    Tragic news out of the US with Mike Scaccia – a member of Ministry and Rigor Mortis – dying after suffering a reported heart attack on stage. Classic Rock reports that Scaccia, 47, collapsed during a Rigor Mortis show at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. He was taken to a local hospital, but died soon after. The show was put on to celebrate the 50th birthday of singer Bruce Corbitt, who paid tribute to his bandmate on Facebook: “My brother is gone! The only reason I am who I am is because of this man. If it wasn’t...
  • Could this time really be different? (barf alert)

    12/23/2012 7:15:23 AM PST · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 23 dec2012 | Mike Littwin
    This time is different. You don't have to ask why. Twenty Sandy Hook first-graders are dead, having been shot repeatedly with a gun (legal) that looks as if it had been grabbed off a "Zero Dark Thirty" set, killed by bullets (legal) intended to cause maximum damage, set in action by a disturbed young man who was able (with his anyone-can-buy-it tool kit of death) to turn an elementary school into a war zone. Of course it is different. The stoic president wept. The dead children's classmates brought stuffed animals to the funerals. We learned of the victims' brief lives,...
  • Does federal law allows CCW on school property?

    "She said the 2010 conceal-and-carry reform bill contained a provision stipulating federal law banning guns in school zones would supersede Kansas law. She wasn't aware Congress had adopted a school zone exemption to people possessing a valid state conceal-and-carry permit."
  • Are There Any Heroes Left in the Republican Party ?

    12/23/2012 6:49:35 AM PST · by Understand the stimulus · 60 replies
    Understand the Stimulus | December 23 2012 | Understand the Stimulus
    What the republicans and their supporters don't understand is that Obama is playing them as if they are opponents in a "playground basketball game" where intimidation, trash talking, humiliation, and below the belt blows are the predominant rap of the winning team Nothing better demonstrates this simple analysis than the following quote: "At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?" "You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."
  • RUSSIANS SEIZE ‘SEVERAL DOZEN’ TOWNS, PUT NAZI LOSS AT 55,000 IN DON DRIVE (12/23/42)

    12/23/2012 6:49:09 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 14 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/23/42 | Robert P. Post, F. Tillman Durdin, Warren Moscow, Arthur Krock, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • The Material of Our Constitution

    12/23/2012 6:36:30 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    1787 The Grand Convention | 1966 | Clinton Rossiter
    Key ideas, calculated to produce the best of all possible republican governments: Government must be plain, simple and intelligible. The common sense of reasonably educated men should be able to comprehend its structure and functioning. Government must be limited - in purpose, reach, methods, and duration. Government must be kept as near to the people as possible through frequent elections and provisions for rotation in office. Government must be constitutional, an empire of laws and not of men in which the discretion of all those in power is reduced to the lowest level consistent with effective operation of the political...
  • Obama Thinks Christmas Day Is About HIM!

    12/23/2012 6:35:26 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-23-2012 | MOTUS
    Here we are the Sunday before Christmas when our thoughts should be turning towards peace on earth,goodwill towards men and what do we get instead?A snarky little piece in one of our most reliable left-leaning propaganda outlets.In an article titled“Today we are gathered…to hear more about me”,the author notes that“Obama likes to see events through the lens of his own life’s chronology.”And then she impertinently proceeds to demonstrate: Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted,...
  • 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
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  • 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...