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  • Krauthammer: Obama’s fast track on regulations could be ‘illegal and unconstitutional’

    12/27/2012 10:15:56 AM PST · by SmileRight · 20 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/27/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    In February 2011, President Obama ordered a sweeping review of the federal government, saying to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that, “if there are rules on the books that are needlessly stifling job creation and economic growth, we will fix them.” However, according to Regulations.gov — which bills itself as “your source for information on the development of federal regulations and other related documents issued by the U.S. government” — the feds have posted thousands of new regulations in the past few months alone. The breakdown:...
  • Churchill and Company

    12/27/2012 10:14:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- The year 2012 is about to expire. It was a blank in my judgment -- poof and it is gone. We have the same sorry vacuity in the White House, bereft of knowing how to run the government. Just now he is off to Hawaii to loll in the sun, having left behind questions as to how to avoid our "fiscal cliff." Yes, he wants to raise taxes on the top two percent, but how do we reduce the deficit and finish off the tax bill? He has headed for the beach -- and practically no one remarks...
  • Newspaper That Published Gun-Owner Addresses Gets Its Staff's Info Outed

    12/27/2012 10:11:53 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 51 replies
    Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News ^ | 12/27/12 | J.K. Trotter
    Yesterday we told you about the interactive map of local gun owners published by the Journal-News, a newspaper serving the Westchester and Rockland counties of New York, and the outcry it immediately drew. Turns out the stunt was so unpopular — with gun owners and privacy advocates alike — that a blogger named Christopher Fountain took it upon himself to dig up and organize the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the Journal-News staff, starting with editor Cyndee Royle. The post is called "Keep up the heat" and encourages readers to pester the paper and prevent them from...report[ing] gun-owner addresses. As long as...
  • A Modest Proposal on Gun Control. (With apologies to legal gun owners in Chicago.)

    12/27/2012 10:07:31 AM PST · by newheart · 19 replies
    12/27/2012 | newheart
    This is the age of science, after all. Reason has finally liberated us from the tyranny of superstition. We no are no longer forced to cling bitterly to guns and religion. It is the golden age of rationality. Even the President, that paragon of Spockian logic himself, has told us, through his Secretary of re-Education, Arne Duncan, "Reasonable people should be able to agree on these restrictions…" (Translation: Opposition to gun control is irrational.) So let's be reasonable. Let's be rational. In fact, let's be completely scientific. Let's conduct an experiment. As we all know, scientific inquiry is completely devoid...
  • In South Africa, a Consumer Debt Bubble Forms

    12/27/2012 10:04:23 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 26, 2012 | PATRICK MCGROARTY
    <p>Gerald Mopelong, leaving his house on a recent workday, says a third of his $1,750 monthly salary as an insurance salesman goes to repay debt.</p> <p>PRETORIA, South Africa—Gerald Mopelong earns 15,000 rand, about $1,750, each month as an insurance salesman. But up to a third of his salary goes to repay debts he has racked up to pay for basics like gas and food as well as relative luxuries like new clothes for his two teenage children.</p>
  • Northfield, Minnesota Bank Robbery: When Armed Citizens Stopped Criminals

    12/27/2012 9:58:55 AM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 14 replies
    The Bad Hombres Site- angelfire.com ^ | Feb 4, 2000 | Nick McCarty
    "...After Clell’s first shot, Cole and he mounted their respective horses and began charging up and down the streets, yelling “Get in! Get in!” and shooting their guns in the sky, through windows, and over people’s head. Jim, Bill, and Charlie, on the bridge, heard Clell’s first shot as well and quickly rode to join the foray, using exactly the same guerrilla tactics as Cole and Clell were using. At first, it seemed that the gang was actually overtaking the citizens, but the situation quickly flipped. The citizens ran to their homes or places of business to grab their derringers,...
  • 2,750-year-old temple found near Jerusalem

    12/27/2012 9:47:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/12 | Fox News
    Archaeologists have discovered a 2,750-year-old temple along with a cache of sacred artifacts, providing rare insight into religious practices at the time, the Israeli Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. The temple was uncovered west of Jerusalem, at the Tel Motza archaeological site, in preparation for work on Highway 1. Among the finds are pottery figurines, fragments of chalices and decorated pedestals, which indicate the site was the stomping ground of a ritual cult. "The ritual building at Tel Motza is an unusual and striking find, in light of the fact that there are hardly any remains of ritual buildings of the...
  • Parent Group Leader to Obama: Response to Sandy Hook Tragedy Should be Less Testing

    12/27/2012 9:46:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    There have been all sorts of responses to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary last Friday. American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten is pushing Big Labor to get behind gun control legislation. Others argue that it might be wise for every school to have several armed staff members. At least those are both logical suggestions to address an obvious problem. Now Parents Across America, a pro-union group, has checked into the discussion, urging President Obama to respond to the events by having less standardized testing. Huh? Are these people suggesting that state standardized tests somehow drive unstable students to...
  • Smugglers Galore--How Iran arms its allies (Hamas)

    12/27/2012 9:44:56 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 31 - January 7, 2013 | Lee Smith
    An explosion in southern Lebanon last week destroyed what is believed to have been a Hezbollah weapons depot. This latest in a series of mysterious “accidents” in Hezbollah-controlled precincts proved, as one Israeli official wryly remarked, that those who “sleep with rockets and amass large stockpiles of weapons are in a very unsafe place.” With the Party of God’s overland supply route through Syria choked off by the 22-month-long uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, and Israel virtually in total control of the maritime route, Hezbollah’s stockpile is being systematically degraded.Yet the arsenal of Iran’s other regional proxy force, Hamas,...
  • NRA President Defends David Gregory, Knocks DC Law

    12/27/2012 9:44:31 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 12/27/12 | PEMA LEVY
    National Rifle Association President David Keene said Thursday that NBC host David Gregory shouldn't be prosecuted for displaying an empty high capacity magazine on "Meet the Press," even though it may have violated Washington, D.C. law.
  • New Home Sales Rise to June 1982 Level, Consumer Confidence Remains Far Below Average

    12/27/2012 9:42:40 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 10 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/27/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The US economy continues to wander through the recessionary woods, with some rays of light peeking through the dark clouds. In other words, there is still a long way to go. New home sales in November printed at 377,000 units, less than the expected 380,000 but higher than October’s print of 368,000. New home sales have struggled to return to June 1982 levels. The Conference Board’s measure of consumer confidence fell to 65.10. Note that consumer confidence remains far below the average of 94.18 from 1967-today. Of course, the Christmas retail season has seen an increase in employment and a...
  • Al Qaeda Targets Our Schoolchildren

    12/27/2012 9:36:05 AM PST · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2007 | Marc Sheppard
    While Democrats prepare witless campaign slogans blaming Republicans for millions of children not protected by health insurance, al Qaeda's blatant threat to exterminate 2 million American kids remains unheeded. And it will likely continue to be, notwithstanding mounting evidence that there exists no peril on Earth our young need greater protection from today than merciless jihadist monsters. Not lack of a national insurance plan. Not global warming. Not racial or cultural disparities. Not even the Patriot Act, any of its overplayed incursions into individual liberties, or any of the other countless silly and diaphanous liberal causes célèbres, but rather that...
  • The Duck-Billed Platypus Gets Even More Confusing

    12/27/2012 9:35:55 AM PST · by lasereye · 51 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | 2004 | Brad Harrub, Ph.D.
    The duck-billed platypus has always been a thorn in the side of evolutionists (see “The Flat-Footed, Beaver-Tailed, Duck-Billed Platypus” by Nathaniel Nelson). Many evolutionists would like to simply prune it off the evolutionary tree of life, having been forced to place it on a lone branch all to itself. But the thorn has just gotten much larger, and much harder to ignore. Aside from the fact that this mammal lays eggs and possesses features found only among birds and reptiles, researchers have now discovered that the platypus boasts not two sex chromosomes like most animals, but ten (see Grützner, et...
  • Teams from a US Army brigade heading to 35 African nations to beef up anti-terror training

    12/27/2012 9:30:53 AM PST · by yoe · 34 replies
    FOX/AP ^ | December 24, 2012 | Staff
    <p>A U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations early next year, part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists. The teams will be limited to training and equipping efforts, and won't be permitted to conduct military operations without specific, additional approval from the secretary of defense.</p>
  • American Beslan

    12/27/2012 9:30:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | September 30, 2007 | Pamela Geller
    They intend on surprising us and seeing how far our collective heads are up our asses, I am sure they will succeed. Al Qaeda Targets Our Schoolchildren American Thinker Marc Sheppard While Democrats prepare witless campaign slogans blaming Republicans for millions of children not protected by health insurance, al Qaeda's blatant threat to exterminate 2 million American kids remains unheeded. And it will likely continue to be, notwithstanding mounting evidence that there exists no peril on Earth our young need greater protection from today than merciless jihadist monsters. Not lack of a national insurance plan. Not global warming. Not racial...
  • Trio jailed after late night brawl at Denny's restaurant, deputies say

    12/27/2012 9:22:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 27, 2012 | Barbara Hijek
    America's diner is always open and apparantly ready for some action, including some real grand slams. Deputies arrested two Nokomis men, Radrick Latron Outing, 25, and Eddie Lee Outing, 28 and an Arcadia woman, Anreka Shana Bristol, 22, in the wee hours of Sunday morning after a brawl in a Port Charlotte Denny's restaurant, according to a news release from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.
  • Gallup: Opposition to handgun ban hits all-time high

    12/27/2012 9:11:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/27/12 | Ed Morrissey
    So how would Piers Morgan fare with his proposed constitutional amendment to repeal gun rights? Amazingly, nearly three-quarters of Americans agree on handguns, anyway … but not with Piers Morgan. According to the latest Gallup survey taken within days of the Newtown massacre, a record number of Americans oppose a handgun ban, 74/24: Despite Americans’ willingness to strengthen gun laws in the wake of Sandy Hook and other deadly mass shootings, Gallup finds public opposition to a broad ban on the possession of handguns at a record-high 74%. Conversely, the 24% in favor is the lowest recorded since Gallup first...
  • British Doctors Call for Ban on Long Kitchen Knives to End Stabbings

    12/27/2012 9:09:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/27/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    The good news is that if we ever do get that assault rifle ban, followed by a handgun ban, followed by a ban of anything that can shoot bullets, the “Banners” will still have a banner year of banning all the other ways with which people kill other people. Violent crimes haven’t gone away with the UK’s gun control. They’ve actually gone up. Britons suffer 1,158,957 violent crimes per year, which works out at 2,034 per 100,000 residents. The U.S., meanwhile, has a rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, which is lower than France’s, at 504 Instead of gun...
  • Police: Man defends himself, kills robbery suspect(GA)

    12/27/2012 9:08:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    newschannel9.com ^ | 26 December, 2012 | AP
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Police in Atlanta say a man was defending himself when he shot and killed a suspected robber on Christmas Eve. Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones says the attempted robbery happened Monday night on Jackson Street in southeast Atlanta.
  • EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Stepping Down After Tumultuous Term

    12/27/2012 9:08:01 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2012 | Associated Press
    <p>The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, is stepping down after a nearly four-year tenure marked by high-profile brawls over global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, new controls on coal-fired plants and several other hot-button issues that affect the nation's economy and people's health.</p>