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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 · 40 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>
  • State Department Benghazi "Fall Guys" Retain Jobs

    12/27/2012 9:07:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    The four state department officials reported to have "resigned effective immediately" or been "relieved of their responsibilities" in the wake of the State Department internal analysis on the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya aren't going away after all. The New York Post is reporting that the highest ranking of the group, Assitant Secretary of State Eric Boswell, is "just switching desks" within the State Department.  The other three are on "administrative leave and are expected back" on the job. The findings of the Accountability Review Board assigned to investigate the Benghazi attacks on September 11, 2012 found "systemic failures...
  • Plea for help from Chinese labor camp worker paid $1.61 per MONTH found stuffed in Oregon woman's

    12/27/2012 9:06:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/27/12 | Helen Pow
    Oregon mother Julie Keith expected to find Styrofoam headstones in the graveyard kit she bought at Kmart for Halloween. What she didn't expect was a desperate plea for help from one of the Chinese laborers forced to make the holiday decorations in brutal conditions. The 42-year-old charity worker from Portland discovered the chilling letter hidden between the two novelty headstones when she opened the kit in October. 'Sir: If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization,' the unsigned note, that was folded into eighths, read. 'Thousands people here who are under...
  • Intruder fatally shot after breaking into Glen Burnie business, police say [MD]

    12/27/2012 9:02:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 25 December, 2012 | Andrea F. Siegel
    Anne Arundel County police are investigating a report that an employee in a coin shop in Glen Burnie shot and killed an intruder Tuesday morning. Officers responded to a 6:28 a.m. call Christmas morning at Arundel County Coin Shop in the 7400 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and were met by an employee of the business, police said. He told police that an intruder broke into the business while he was there, and during an altercation inside, the intruder was shot, police said. The intruder ran out of the building and collapsed, police said. Paramedics were called, and the man...
  • Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons. Summary of 2013 legislation

    12/27/2012 8:59:08 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    Sen. Feinstein ^ | 12/27/2012 | Dianne Feinstein
    Summary of 2013 legislation Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation: Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: 120 specifically-named firearms Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by: Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work...
  • Prison vs School: The Tour ( A Youtube video back to back comparison)

    This video was made before the Sandy Hook killings. I expect that the prison-like conditions will grow worse.Prison vs School: The Tour Question: What do children learn when they attend prison-like indoctrination centers similar to those seen in this video? When children are in many ways treated like prisoners, and know that armed police and courts stand ready at all times to enforce the incarceration, what are they learning? Answer: They risk learning to be comfortable prisoners of the state, comfortable with state compulsion, and they risk learning to be comfortable with the continuous threat of armed police and court...
  • For Four Retailers, Do or Die

    12/27/2012 8:46:58 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 118 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2012 | ANN ZIMMERMAN And DANA MATTIOLI
    While 2013 will be a tough year for retailers due to the tepid economic recovery, a few in particular face a critical 12 months. Their experiences highlight the challenges facing store chains, from increasingly cautious consumers to fierce online competition. These unlucky retailers are going into the New Year with extra woes: slipping sales, questionable strategies and tight finances—which is why they are the ones to watch, and not in a good way. Best Buy Co. BBY -1.22% has been plagued by the retail phenomenon called "showrooming," where shoppers examine products in its stores but buy online through rivals. A...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PRAYERS OVER THE PEOPLE, 12-27-12

    12/27/2012 8:42:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-27-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PRAYERS OVER THE PEOPLE Special invocation, "at the discretion of the priest," at the end of Mass or after the Liturgy of the Word, the Divine Office, and the celebration of the sacraments. It precedes the final blessing and has a variety of formulas. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • THE REAL HILLARY CLINTON: Episode #2 - Children in the Hospital (Hillary brain cancer? rumor)

    12/27/2012 8:42:15 AM PST · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    fr ^ | 1997, dfu version 2002 | dfu
    NOTE: the National Enquirer is spreading a brain cancer rumor, something the Hillary camp has denied. Let's revisit the story of Hillary and her shameful visit to children with cancer, shall we? In this series of 30 episodes about the evil that is Hillary, I admittedly called it incorrectly. At the time, I thought the two greatest threats to our republic were Islamic terrorists and Hillary Clinton. There were actually three great threats. I had no idea at the time about the community organizer from Chicago, whose purpose in life was to fool the masses of dumbed down voters and...
  • Americans will never surrender their 2nd Amendment rights

    12/27/2012 8:37:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/27/12 | Doug Book
    “The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” This fervent hope was expressed in 1788 by Continental Congressman Tench Coxe of Pennsylvania. (1) During the more than 200 years since ratification of the United States Constitution, no God-given right has faced a more determined opposition than the right to keep and bear arms. Gun owners have been threatened with fines and imprisonment for wishing to defend family and property. In Connecticut, law abiding Americans...
  • The Ascendence of Sociopaths in US Governance (Oldie, But Appropriate!)

    12/27/2012 8:34:59 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Casey Research ^ | 3/21/2012 | Doug Casey
    An International Man lives and does business wherever he finds conditions most advantageous, regardless of arbitrary borders. He's diversified globally, with passports from multiple countries, assets in several jurisdictions and his residence in yet another. He doesn't depend absolutely on any country and regards all of them as competitors for his capital and expertise. Living as an international man used to be just an interesting possibility. But few Americans opted for it, since the US used to reward those who settled in and put down roots. In fact, it rewarded them better than any other country in the world, so...
  • The "NO" Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 27-28,2012

    12/27/2012 8:31:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 27-28,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    During this Christmas/New Year's 2013 vacation week for Rush, there are some very intesting subbing hosts. Sorry to not have posted, thought it was a best of, turned out to be Mark Steyn. Oh well. Enjoy the subs. Rush will be back on January 3, 2013. :)=^..^=
  • Is Starbucks A Cult?

    12/27/2012 8:26:28 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    “Room for smarm in your latte?” Isn’t there something creepy about Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz having [in Politico's words] “asked his Washington-area employees to write ‘Come Together’ on each customer cup today, tomorrow and Friday, as a gesture to urge leaders to resolve the fiscal cliff”? Did Schultz take a poll of his employees–sorry, “partners,” he calls them–before ordering pressuring asking them to join in this lobbying effort? What if he were, say, the CEO of Chick-fil-A and he “asked” his “partners” to write “Preserve the Family” on the outside of cups and containers.
  • Will 2013 Be the Year We Slow the Moral Decline?

    12/27/2012 8:25:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Susan Brown
    With dark shadows of uncertainty descending upon the hearts of so many at the conclusion of 2012, one can only hope 2013 will be a year of promise. But even in these dark days, miracles do still happen, especially when people are willing to roll up their sleeves for the cause of freedom. This present darkness has its roots in our nation's moral decline, and the further we get from our moral center, the worse off we are as a people -- and a nation. It has taken some time to get where we are today. Over the years, conservatives...
  • Krazy Bike Ride Down Paths

    12/27/2012 8:18:43 AM PST · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    A very impressive bike ride down narrow paths in Mexico town
  • Blogger Retaliates Against Paper That Published Gun Owner Addresses

    12/27/2012 8:13:44 AM PST · by Patriot95 · 24 replies
    The BLAZE ^ | 27 December 2012 | Liz Klimas
    In retaliation against the New York newspaper — the Journal News — that published the addresses of those pistol permit holders in two of the state’s counties, a blogger has created a map pinpointing the addresses of the newspaper’s employees. Mimicking the title of the Journal News’ original article, Robert Cox with “Talk of the Sound” headlined his post: Map: Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?
  • Report: GOP senators won’t confirm Kerry until Clinton testifies on Benghazi

    12/27/2012 8:13:10 AM PST · by yoe · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Republican senators will refuse to confirm Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as Secretary of State until the nation’s current top diplomat, Hillary Clinton, testifies about her handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack. “The Senate is expected to take up Kerry’s nomination in early January, but multiple Republican senators have already said they won’t agree to a vote on Kerry’s nomination until Clinton testifies about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi,” The Cable’s Josh Rogin notes. Clinton backed out of testifying at a congressional hearing last week after fainting and suffering a concussion. She was the first cabinet-level...
  • Media disdain for the David Gregory story

    12/27/2012 8:12:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/12 | KATIE GLUECK
    Some political and media types weren't impressed by headlines this week reporting that D.C. police are investigating the alleged display of a gun magazine on NBC's Meet the Press. They took to the Internet with their disdain for the story. "Excellent use of DC police resources, investigating 'Meet the Press' for committing an act of journalism," snarked the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. "When guns are outlawed, only David Gregory will have guns," Slate's Matt Yglesias offered.
  • Feinstein bill establishes Registry! Under the ATF no less!

    Contact your Senators and Representatives!
  • Stolen 800-pound gorilla statue found

    12/27/2012 8:01:40 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 26, 2012
    ORLANDO, Fla., - Police in Florida said they have recovered an 800-pound bronze gorilla statue stolen last month from a hotel. Orlando police said the statue, valued at between $5,000 and $8,000, was stolen before Thanksgiving from The Metropolitan Express hotel and was discovered on the doorstep of Giovani Alba, who lives about 4 miles from the hotel at The Towns Of Southgate Complex, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported Wednesday. "I came home it scared me, the gorilla on my doorstep" Alba said. Alba said a friend discovered the gorilla under some brush while walking his dog in the complex and hauled...
  • Is Fukushima radiation killing Americans?

    12/27/2012 8:01:20 AM PST · by darth · 51 replies
    Washington's Blog ^ | 5/29/2012 | Washington's Blog
    I'll bet no one else around here owns a calibrated radiation survey meter! I have posted this before, but it's worth repeating. A few months after the Fukushima meltdown, I took my survey meter to the grocery store. California veggies...fine. Fish display...fine. Canned tuna shelves....UH OH. I measured .05 rad/hour. That's over one rad/day. Since the tuna was in cans, the alpha and beta particles would not be detected, IIRC. If I remember my particle physics, my meter must have been detecting gammas or neutrons. If someone ingests the radioactive particles in the tuna, they will be irradiated from the...
  • The Spirit of Generosity

    12/27/2012 7:54:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Ed Feulner
    “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business.” Americans, it seems, truly take Jacob Marley’s ghostly warning to Ebenezer Scrooge to heart -- not only at Christmas time, but throughout the year. Indeed, overall we are the most generous people on earth. The U.S. economy is responsible for a little more one-fifth of the world's total GDP, yet Americans give more in charity to the less fortunate than the rest of the world put together. We donated more than $300 billion in 2009, despite the economic downturn. This...
  • Vote Fraud (Questionable Spanish Language Ballots In New York)

    12/27/2012 7:52:50 AM PST · by OddLane · 21 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 27, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    Although many on the left have a vested interest in denying it exists at all costs, the ineluctable truth of the matter is that voter fraud is a widespread phenomenon. Whether it is so rampant that it influences the outcome of major elections, as some maintain, or has unseated incumbent congressmen in past races, is open to debate. However, the recorded episodes of fraudulent voting and the manipulation of the election process, from corrupt Democratic officials in Indiana, to vote harvesters in Texas, to political apparatchiks in Ohio, to the Republican secretary of state of Indiana, demonstrate that the number...
  • Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons--summary of Feinstein Bill, incl. registry requirement

    12/27/2012 7:50:24 AM PST · by driftdiver · 338 replies
    United States Senate ^ | 12/27/2012 | Dianne Feinstein
    In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devises. Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation: Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: -120 specifically-named firearms -Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic -Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson stepping down after tumultuous term

    12/27/2012 7:45:50 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies
    AP via FoxNews ^ | December 27, 2012
    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.
  • Neil Patrick Harris Shares Christmas Family Photos (Disgusting Barf Alert)

    12/27/2012 7:41:17 AM PST · by 3boysdad · 32 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/26/2012 | Raechal Leone Shewfelt
    Neil Patrick Harris, 39, enjoyed a very merry Christmas with his partner David Burtka and their 2-year-old twins Gideon and Harper. The actor shared photos of the fam via Twitter, which showed Burtka and Gideon donning Santa hats as they made breakfast, and Harper sporting a silly pair of toy glasses that belong to Mr. Potato Head. "Ms. Harper likes Mr. Potato Head's fashion sense," Harris cracked. "She is quite the looker, but I think it's a bit shortsighted." The kids must have worn out the parents, since Burtka was also snapped taking a nap. “Here is @Davidburtka enjoying his...
  • HARRY REID: 'It Looks Like' We'll Go Over The Cliff

    12/27/2012 7:40:51 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-27-2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    HARRY REID: 'It Looks Like' We'll Go Over The Cliff Brett LoGiuratoDecember 27, 2012Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said this morning that it "looks like" Congress will fail to come to a deal to avert the year-end fiscal cliff. "It looks like that's where we're headed," Reid said. "I don't know, time-wise, how it can happen now." It's not exactly a surprise — leaders left Washington last week without any imminent signs of a deal in the making. But it's a grim warning just days before tax hikes and automatic spending cuts begin to take effect. Reid opened the Senate...
  • The Lost Churches of Russia: Haunting Images of Abandoned Wooden Buildings in Remote Forests

    12/27/2012 7:37:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/22/12 | Anna Edwards
    <p>Crumbling and abandoned, the last remnants of Russia's wooden churches lay dotted in the woodlands of the country's north-western corner.</p> <p>Forgotten by many and in the process of being reclaimed by nature, the few remaining churches are exposed to the harsh elements without any hope of being salvaged.</p>
  • Why Isn't David Gregory In Jail?

    12/27/2012 7:33:38 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 33 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-27-2012 | MOTUS
    Since Alinsky works for us now, and I’m about to deploy one of his rules(snip) Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.(snip) The rule being deployed today is #4: “Make them live up to their own book of rules.” So I’m afraid I must demand that David Gregory be prosecuted for breaking the law - as he did by brandishing a lethal “high capacity magazine” on Meet the Press(snip) Q: When is a prop just a prop? A: When it’s brandished...
  • Government Dependents Outnumber Those With Private Sector Jobs In 11 U.S. States

    12/27/2012 7:31:25 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-27-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Government Dependents Outnumber Those With Private Sector Jobs In 11 U.S. States By Michael Snyder December 26th, 2012 America is rapidly becoming a nation of takers. An increasing number of Americans expect the government to take care of them from the cradle to the grave, and they expect the government to dig into the pockets of others in order to pay for it all. This philosophy can be very seductive, but what happens when the number of takers eventually outnumbers the number of producers? In 11 different U.S. states, the number of government dependents exceeds the number of private sector...
  • Condemned Afghan Staff Sgt Bales Should At Most Get The Lt William Calley Treatment (My Lai)

    12/27/2012 7:24:47 AM PST · by joeclarke · 10 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 12/27/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    The Obama administration and the Secretary of State all blame the "fog of war" for their disastrous Ben Ghazi blunder. When Hillary Clinton gets sick, she goes AWOL. When its very obvious that American soldiers "go crazy," they are condemned to death. That's what the U.S. Army is seeking in the case of Staff Sgt Robert Bales. (CNN) -- A U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a shooting rampage could face the death penalty if he is found guilty in a court-martial. Our DOD  (Department Of Defense) always wanting to prove how holier than thou they are by...