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  • Word for the Day, FRiday, December 28, 2012 -

    12/28/2012 8:40:43 AM PST · by tioga · 50 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. ReconditeAdjective 1. Not easily understood; abstruse. See Synonyms at ambiguous. 2. Concerned with or treating something abstruse or obscure: recondite scholarship. 3. Concealed; hidden. reconditely - adv.; reconditeness - n. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads:...
  • Sotomayor Ruled in Favor of Muslim Inmate’s Ramadan Dinner But Rejected Christian Hobby Lobby

    12/28/2012 8:34:45 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Gateway ^ | December 27, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Justice Sotomayer ruled in favor of Muslim inmates but ruled against Christian business owners. The Supreme Court denied a request by Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned company, to shield the company from the controversial contraceptive mandate. Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected a request for an emergency injunction that would have shielded employers from the mandate. Hobby Lobby could face fines of up to $1.3 million a day if they do not comply to the Obama mandate. Yet, as Laura Ingraham pointed out, in a previous case Sotomayor ruled for a Muslim inmate who was denied Ramadan meals.
  • Abortion, eugenics and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    12/28/2012 8:29:57 AM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | December 26, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Exclusive: Jack Cashill rejects writer's attempt to soften justice's 'too many' remark In a recent article in Slate, Emily Bazelon attempts to purge from the record comments Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made to Bazelon about abortion a few years prior. In a 2009 interview for the New York Times Magazine, Ginsburg said the following: “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” In the course of the Slate article, Bazelon goes to great and unconvincing lengths to...
  • NRA Has Higher Favorability Rating than Both Obama and the Media

    12/28/2012 8:28:22 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 6 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    Recent polling data show that the National Rifle Association has a higher favorability rating than both President Barack Obama and the mainstream media. Fifty-four percent of Americans said they have a favorable opinion of the NRA according to a USA Today/Gallup Poll conducted Dec. 19-22. A Gallup poll released earlier this year showed that Americans’ distrust of the media hit a new high with 60 percent saying they had little or no trust in the mass media while 40 percent said they had a great deal or fair amount of trust. Barack Obama’s popularity falls short of each with a...
  • Employment Collapsed In Today's Chicago PMI Report, But It's A Mistake To Freak Out About It

    12/28/2012 8:26:22 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-28-2012 | Sam Ro
    Employment Collapsed In Today's Chicago PMI Report, But It's A Mistake To Freak Out About It Sam RoDecember 28, 2012 Earlier this morning, we learned that the Chicago PMI climbed to 51.6 in December. This was slightly ahead of economists expectations. The gain was largely driven by a jump in the new orders sub-index. However, the employment index collapsed to a three-year low. Should we be worried? TD Securities' Eric Green thinks we should take a deep breath and think about what happened. "That may look worse than it really is, however," he writes. "The drop in employment reflects the...
  • Democrats' war on women continues

    12/28/2012 8:26:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    WND ^ | December 27, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah warns females to watch politicians' behavior, not their rhetoric The winning theme for Democrats and their Big Media friends was that Republicans were waging a “war on women.” They fear-mongered themselves into power by falsely accusing the GOP of wanting to deny women birth control. They went ballistic when Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin made his unfortunate slip of the tongue about “legitimate rape.” They seized on every opportunity to portray Republicans as misogynist creeps. And it worked. But, once again, the evidence continues to mount that if anyone is actually practicing a war on women,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: POSTULANT, 12-28-12

    12/28/2012 8:19:55 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-28-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):POSTULANT A person taking the first step in religious life before entering the novitiate and receiving the habit. The purpose of the postulancy is to acquire some knowledge of the religious life and of the particular institute through personal experience. It enables one to become better known to the superiors of the community, and to develop such virtue as will qualify the candidate for acceptance into the novitiate. The length of the postulancy varies, but normally it is not less than six months. (Etym. Latin postulatum, a thing demanded; postulatio, supplication, intercession.) All items in this...
  • The Mississippi River's Water Levels Are Dropping, And Could Shut Down Trade Next Week

    12/28/2012 8:19:44 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI - AP ^ | 12-28-2012 | Jim Salter
    The Mississippi River's Water Levels Are Dropping, And Could Shut Down Trade Next Week Jim Salter, Associated PressDecember 28, 2012Wikimedia Commons ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Mississippi River level is dropping again and barge industry trade groups warned Thursday that river commerce could essentially come to a halt as early as next week in an area south of St. Louis. Mike Petersen of the Army Corps of Engineers said ice on the northern Mississippi River is reducing the flow more than expected at the middle part of the river that is already at a low-water point unseen in decades, the...
  • When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

    12/28/2012 8:16:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Back in my less sophisticated days (shocking as it may seem, I wasn’t always the mature, statesmanlike figure I am today), I sometimes resorted to silly arguments when debating gun control, such as, “does this mean you want to ban knives since they also can be used to kill people?” Smarter opponents would scoff and accuse me of knocking down straw men, assuming a non-existent slippery slope, or engaging in reductio ad absurdum.I wasn’t even sure what the last one meant, but I secretly felt chagrined because I also thought the argument was nonsense. But it’s not like we had...
  • Is black America lost?

    12/28/2012 8:16:27 AM PST · by Perseverando · 44 replies
    WND ^ | December 26, 2012 | Eriik Rush
    Exclusive: Erik Rush charges Obama et al. with 'lobotomizing' African-Americans Once upon a time in America’s black communities, distinctions were indeed made between a “black man” and a “nigger.” Any black person who denies this is either very young, or they’re lying in an attempt to validate the current liberal racial orthodoxy. It probably isn’t of much use to belabor the fact that not only is Barack Hussein Obama not the post-racial president people hoped and claimed he would be (whatever that is), but that he and his political ilk have created a more racially divided and racially tense atmosphere...
  • Dems personalize, Repubs whine

    12/28/2012 8:15:47 AM PST · by pabianice · 12 replies
    12/28/12 | Vanity
    In watching TV the past week, a trend is clear. Harry is savaging Boehner at every turn, calling him a dictator, traitor, friend of the rich, enemy of the "people," and so on. When Boehner makes an infrequent appearance on TV, he talks in generalities, never taking-on Reid or any othert Dem by name. Schumer, Feinstein, Nadler -- the very flower of Dem Party psychotic hatred -- beat-up on Repubs daily, calling them everything from cowards to accomplices to murder. The Repubs? Nothing. Every kid in my generation learned that you either meet bullies head-on or you become a punching...
  • Islamists’ Harsh Justice Is on the Rise in North Mali

    12/28/2012 8:13:01 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 27 2012 | ADAM NOSSITER
    BAMAKO, Mali — Moctar Touré was strapped to a chair, blindfolded, his right hand bound tight to the armrest with a rubber tube. A doctor came and administered a shot. Then Mr. Touré’s own brother wielded a knife, the kind used to slaughter sheep, and methodically carried out the sentence. “I myself cut off my brother’s hand,” said Aliou Touré, a police chief in the Islamist-held north of this divided nation. “We had no choice but to practice the justice of God.” Such amputations are designed to shock — residents are often summoned to watch — and even as the...
  • Bear chillin at the Shamattawa Dump

    On the Couch. Photos taken at the Shamattawa Dump in Manitoba , Canada
  • School security? Here am I – send me!

    12/28/2012 8:07:41 AM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND ^ | December 27, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    KNOX GUN-RIGHTS REPORT Jeff Knox wants parents, grandparents to serve as armed volunteers on campus With the NRA’s call for an armed police officer in every school, a debate has erupted over cost of such a strategy, but there is a much more efficient and inexpensive path to secure schools. For some reason the teachers’ unions, politicians and school administrators think that teachers are somehow less responsible, less capable and less trainable than those who choose a career in law enforcement, and that having anyone with access to a gun in school besides a uniformed police officer would interfere with...
  • A Simple Formula That Predicts The Success Of Marriages

    12/28/2012 8:05:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/28/2012 | Gus Lubin
    Many have spent long hours wondering if a marriage is going to last, considering things like love, children, taxes, and the opinion of friends and professionals. But the best and easiest answer may be this formula: frequency of lovemaking minus frequency of quarrels A positive difference predicts marital happiness, a negative one unhappiness. The formula was derived from a series of studies in the 1970s. One study of married students at University of Missouri-Kansas City found that 28 out of 30 self-described happy couples had sex more than they argued, while all 12 self-described unhappy couples argued more. These results...
  • Yes, Vigginia, There Is A Santa Claus: Barack-O-Clause

    12/28/2012 8:05:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-28-2012 | MOTUS
      Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Butt he’s probably not who you think he is. (snip) Take Touré for example, who’s waging his own private war on Christmas by attacking Santa Claus. Imagine: a smug, arrogant preppy, half-black dude with a cool name lecturing us on Santa Claus Now imagine that poseur on steroids Touré Neblett has been much criticized for his refusal to lie to his children about Santa Claus: (snip)“My 5-year-old and 3-year-old, we didn’t talk about Santa at all,” he explained. “I went shopping with them and let Hendrix pick out a present for himself...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (12/28/12)[Prayer]

    12/28/2012 8:05:30 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 12 replies
    Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. Psalm 57:1 (KJV)
  • Three teens charged in horrific Christmas night carjacking, sex assault on woman, 22

    12/28/2012 8:03:26 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 108 replies
    mainlinemedianews ^ | December 28, 2012 | Linda Reilly
    Posted from a phone......horrific story.
  • Lawsuit reveals details of Zimmerman's hide-out plan

    12/28/2012 8:03:10 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 27, 2012 | By Rene Stutzman
    ..................... The plan was put together by an Orlando private detective whose company, Associated Investigative Services Inc., last week filed suit against Zimmerman and his attorney, Mark O'Mara, claiming they owe $27,000 for security services. The company's invoices, attached to the suit, show that it billed Zimmerman and O'Mara $66,000 for 21 days of protection – an average of more than $3,100 a day – even though Zimmerman was still in the Seminole County Jail during seven of those days. During one five-day period, the agency billed Zimmerman and O'Mara more than $5,100 a day, the invoices show. O'Mara said...
  • Will GOP allow ‘Bush tax cuts’ to become the ‘Obama middle class tax cut’?

    12/28/2012 8:03:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/28/2012 | Philip Klein
    A number of commentators, including myself, have argued that if no deal is reached to avert the “fiscal cliff” and taxes go up on most Americans, then President Obama will be able to structure a massive middle class tax cut in the new year that Republicans would find impossible to oppose. Among the many political implications of such a scenario, one would be that the basket of policies now commonly referred to as the “Bush tax cuts” will suddenly morph into the “Obama middle class tax cut.” In my mind, this would be a major error by Republicans. Democrats were...
  • Chicago reaches 500 homicides with fatal shooting

    12/28/2012 8:00:54 AM PST · by granada · 10 replies
    Chicago Defender ^ | 28 DECEMBER 2012 | BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Chicago has logged its 500th homicide of 2012. The last time the city reached the 500-homicide mark was in 2008, when the year ended with 512 killings. Last year, city records show Chicago had 435 homicides. On Thursday, officials with the Chicago Police Department said the city was one homicide away from the 500 mark. Hours later, a 40-year-old man was fatally shot in the Austin neighborhood on the city's West Side. Police say Nathaniel Jackson was found on the sidewalk outside a convenience store with a gunshot wound to the head late Thursday. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office...
  • What Chicago's Five Hundredth Murder Means

    12/28/2012 7:59:12 AM PST · by usconservative · 24 replies
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | 12/28/2012 | NBC 5 Chicago
    (Excerpted) Chicago experienced its 500th murder of the year on Thursday night, when a 40-year-old man was shot to death in the Austin neighborhood. It was only the second time in the last ten years the city has reached that mark. In 2008, 513 people were murdered. However, this year’s violence has attracted unprecedented national attention to Chicago. In October, Diane Sawyer held a town hall meeting at St. Sabina’s Church, hosted by Father Michael Pfleger. The killings have earned the city the nickname “Chiraq” and have been inspired an emerging Chicago rap form known as drill. Read the rest...
  • ***THE LAST OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD OF 2012***

    12/28/2012 7:52:27 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 96 replies
    12/28/12 | Lucky9teen
    The Best Memes of 2012 Ridiculously Photogenic Guy:More here! Bad Luck Brian:More here! Suddenly Clarity Clarence:More here! Really High Guy:More here! Overly Manly Man:More here! Grumpy Cat:More here! Drunk Baby:More here! Come on, Facebook: Ermahgerd:More here! Overly Attached Girlfriend:More here!The Botched "Ecce Homo" Painting:More here! McKayla Is Not Impressed:More here! Call Me Maybe:More here! Inappropriate Timing Bill Clinton:More here! Bad-Joke Eel:More here! When Did THIS Become Hotter Than THIS: Angelina Jolie's Leg:More here!Skeptical Third-World KidMore here! Binders Full of Women:More here! Texts from Hillary:More here! Evil Cows:More here! The Queen Is Not Amused:More here! The NASA Mohawk Guy:More here!...
  • Black Racism Unchained

    12/28/2012 7:48:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | December 26, 2012 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    Exclusive: Jesse Lee Peterson declares, 'It's time for whites to speak out' White Americans are under assault, and with the re-election of President Barack Obama, black racism is on the rise! There’s no better example of black racism than when actor Jamie Foxx hosted “Saturday Night Live” and joked about his new film, “Django Unchained”: “I get free. I save my wife and I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?” He went on to say, “My president, President Obama, is back up in the White House for four more years. How black is that?”...
  • Exposed: Piers Morgan Phone Hacking Scandal

    12/28/2012 7:46:22 AM PST · by bigtoona · 3 replies
    I'm a man, I'm 41! ^ | 12/28/12 | im41
    A not all that outdated video, if anyone has forgotten what a sleazy sack of crap this window licker is. Fired for publishing faked Iraqi torture photos, and this. I wonder what else he has done and gotten away with?
  • The Secret Bureaucrat

    12/28/2012 7:45:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    Franz Kafka is one of those authors whose name has become an adjective, as in Shakespearean or Faulknerian or this dictionary entry: Kafka-esque -- adj., referring to the nightmarish, surreal, illogical quality Franz Kafka evoked in works like "The Metamorphosis," "The Castle" and "The Trial." No wonder Franz Kafka was able to capture the maddeningly frustrating world of the modern bureaucrat so well. He was one. And a pretty good one, too: conscientious, adaptable, public-spirited and practical. At least to judge from the latest collection of his work, which is not a volume of short stories, but office memos...
  • US music student, 21, wins stalking order against pushy PARENTS who monitored her every move ...

    12/28/2012 7:44:29 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 27, 2012 | Lydia Warren
    A music theater student has won a stalking order against her parents who admitted they installed monitoring software on her computer and phone to ensure that she succeeded. David and Julie Ireland have been ordered to have no contact with their 21-year-old daughter - their only child - before September 23, 2013 and must keep 500 feet away from her at all times. The unusual case concerns Aubrey Ireland, a musical theater major who regularly fills lead roles at Cincinnati's prestigious College-Conservatory of Music and has made the Dean's List every quarter. Despite this success, her parents often drove 600...
  • The samurai awakening

    12/28/2012 7:44:25 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 25, 2012 | Albert Thompson
    Exclusive: Albert Thompson says tea party could take cue from rising faction in Japan Can you imagine two terms of Jimmy Carter’s economy immediately followed by two terms of an Obama recession? The Japanese voter can. Since the early 1990s, Japan has gone from recession to recession. Japan is currently in its third recession since 2000. After more than two decades of disappointment, the sun may indeed be rising over Japan. Defeated in the Second World War, Japan – backed by American largess – recovered and became an economic superpower that only recently ceded the rank of world’s second-largest economy...
  • A Fiscal Cliff Calculator - How Much MORE Will You Pay in Taxes?

    12/28/2012 7:33:18 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies
    The WWW | 12/28/2012 | R2
    There are a number of Fiscal Cliff Calculators out there that can estimate how many thousands of dollars more per year you will pay if we go over the Fiscal Clif.
  • Les Miz: Mizleading on History of Change

    12/28/2012 7:25:39 AM PST · by Borges · 31 replies
    http://www.michaelmedved.com ^ | 12/26/2012 | Michael Medved
    Revolutionary fervor in seizing the barricades for change makes for great theater and grand cinema, but seldom produces the positive results that young idealists desire. Those constructive consequences come much more reliably from middle-aged, middle-class virtues, patience, planning, deferred gratification, hard work, incremental improvement—with far less flash and glory. That’s the problem at the very heart of the magnificent new movie version of Les Miserables, an obvious front-runner for nominations in every major category in this year’s Oscar race. In faithfully adapting the hit stage show, which in turn followed the classic outlines of the revered Victor Hugo novel of...
  • China requires Internet users to register names

    12/28/2012 7:25:02 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ap ^ | – 1 hr 5 mins ago | JOE McDONALD | Associated Press
    — China's government tightened Internet controls Friday with approval of a law that requires users to register their names after a flood of online complaints about official abuses rattled Communist Party leaders. Authorities say the law will strengthen protections for personal information. But it also is likely to curtail the Internet's status as a forum to complain about the government or publicize corruption. "Their intention is very clear: It is to take back that bit of space for public opinion, that freedom of speech hundreds of millions of Chinese Internet users have strived for," said Murong Xuecun, a prominent Chinese...
  • Australian DJs behind royal hospital hoax phone call 'will not face charges', police say

    12/28/2012 7:21:15 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 28, 2012 | Frank Thorne
    The two Australian DJs whose hoax phone call has been blamed for the death of a nurse at a hospital which treated Kate Middleton for morning sickness are unlikely to face any charges. ...... It was originally thought the two hosts could face prosecution but yesterday Sydney police said no request had been made by detectives in the UK suggesting no further action would be taken. New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Nick Kaldas said yesterday: 'Nor do we expect there to be any requests.' Mr Kaldas said Scotland Yard had not asked for any further information or to interview...
  • The False Social Concerns About Right-to-Work

    12/28/2012 7:19:02 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/27/2012 | James Hohman
    In the Detroit Free Press, Stephen Henderson expresses concern that right-to-work states are doing worse than forced unionism states in a number of social trends. This past decade has not done well for decreasing poverty rates around the nation, and there’s likewise been an increasing rate of people that lack health insurance. The data is not entirely clear on whether these trends are in favor of right-to-work or forced unionism states, however. The Census Bureau's American Community Survey has the most up to date information on poverty rates. Using the one-year estimates for 2004 through 2011 — the earliest available...
  • John Kerry’s Quest to Communize Central America

    12/28/2012 7:17:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    Say what you want about Senator John Kerry, nobody ever called him lazy. He landed in Congress and immediately rolled up his sleeves and spat on his hands. The Nicaraguan people must end up like the Cuban and Vietnamese! Toward this end the man was tireless. The vision inspired him to such a staggering work load, energized him to such a frantic pace, and propelled him to such legislative feats, that his colleagues -- even the pinkest -- gaped in envy and awe. Back in the mid 80’s Nicaragua was the pinkos' latest City on a Hill, Daniel Ortega their...
  • Gallup Poll: NRA Way More Popular Than the Media

    12/28/2012 7:07:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    jammiewf.com ^ | 27 December, 2012 | Jammie
    No wonder the media hates the NRA so much. They’re jealous of their popularity.
  • Faking It in Art and Politics

    12/28/2012 7:00:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    Here's a resolution for one and all as we slide down the fiscal cliff (or not): Beware of fakery in popular places. Fakery, particularly in the culture both high and low, bubbles up from the media, affecting the way we see everything -- even, for example, politics. Roger Scruton, the public philosopher and conservative commentator, writes in Aeon magazine, a provocative digital magazine of ideas and culture, how fake ideas, fake criticism and fake emotions have come to dominate public conversation and marginalize thoughtful appreciation of beauty, truth and honest debate. His initial concern is about the collusion of critics...
  • Controlling Guns and DNA

    12/28/2012 6:51:05 AM PST · by morethanright · 10 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-12-27 20:27:31 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Dr. H. Wayne Carver, a Connecticut medical examiner, asked University of Connecticut geneticists to examine the DNA of Adam Lanza, the alleged shooter in the Sandy Hill Elementary School massacre. According to ABC News, scientists "not directly involved in the study said they are likely looking at Lanza's DNA to detect a mutation or abnormality that could increase the risk of aggressive or violent behavior. They could analyze Lanza's entire genome in great detail and try to find unexpected mutations."The implication, of course, is that abnormalities found in Lanza's DNA may provide genetic red flags for nanny-state planners...
  • Where and when did progressives start revising history?

    12/28/2012 6:49:28 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    The book "The Great Tradition: Constitutional History and National Identity in Britain and the United States, 1870-1960" contains an interesting piece of information on page 141: (Chapter 6) "With your belief that the revolutionary history must be re-written with reference to its social aspects, I am in entire agreement, tho' I am not sure I should raise unnecessary issues by calling the movement for self-government secondary to this as the primary movement." 18 The relevant footnote explains the source: 18. Turner to Becker, 25 March 1909, Box 7, Carl Becker papers, Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. From...
  • organist dies days after brutal attack as he walked to church to play at Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

    12/28/2012 6:49:05 AM PST · by Cronos · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 Dec 2012 | Steve Robson
    A 'gentle, well-respected' organist has died after being subjected to a brutal attack that left him with horrific head injuries. Grandfather Alan Greaves, 68, was on his way to Midnight Mass at St Saviour's CoE church in High Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on Christmas Eve when he was set upon. He was found by a pizza delivery worker collapsed on the pavement outside a primary school just 300 metres from the church. He was rushed to hospital with severe head injuries and underwent a four-hour emergency operation but has since passed away. 'He was a good man and this was...
  • How Conservatism Can Triumph Quickly [vanity]

    12/28/2012 6:47:49 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 7 replies
    This will explain: 1. A secret about the human brain. 2. A mistake many people make when they research. 3. How conservatism can spread faster than ever before. 4. How EASY it will be. To top it off, I try to make this fun. When a tree falls ... uh? How does that go again? A tree falls in the forest and no one hears it. Big 'duh', of course it's real. So is serious political punditry, about as real and unnoticed as that tree. Even big names might be broadcast far and wide, but people will mentally tune dreariness...
  • Here's your choice: Fight or die

    12/28/2012 6:44:16 AM PST · by Perseverando · 65 replies
    WND ^ | December 26, 2012 | Phil Elmore
    Exclusive: Phil Elmore insists gun-hating liberals 'want to murder you' The war has begun. The cultural war, the roiling but barely concealed “cold” war in which you have been enmeshed for years, has exploded into a full-fledged conflict. Where once the libs, the leftists, the Democrats in the United States were content to try to marginalize you – to define you through flawed “studies” and junk “science” as stupid, as uninformed, as less compassionate, as inferior – they are no longer satisfied with this cowardly tactic. Where once the major news media at least went through the motions of concealing...
  • $10, cell phone and a bullet to head

    12/28/2012 6:40:24 AM PST · by Anila · 74 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/2012 | Colin Flaherty
    People who say racial violence is “random” either do not know what the word means, or they are not telling the truth. The latest “random” attack – that wasn’t random – happened earlier this month in downtown Wilmington, N.C. Four black people decided they needed some money for marijuana and travel, so they decided to look for a “white person in a good neighborhood (because) they’re bound to have money lying around,” said one of the suspected killers to the Wilmington Star News. They tried to break into a home but ran away after they discovered someone was there. So...
  • Attorney claims EPA chief resigned over alias email accounts (Lying Obama appointee)

    12/28/2012 6:35:10 AM PST · by subterfuge · 22 replies
    FOX New ^ | December 28, 2012 | Judson Berger
    <p>A Washington attorney suing the Obama administration for access to alias emails sent by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson claims that a recent decision by the Justice Department to release thousands of those emails next month contributed to her resigning Thursday.</p>
  • Scouts employ aggressive tactics in abuse defense

    12/28/2012 6:32:41 AM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    WSBT.com ^ | December 24, 2012 | Kim Christensen
    Organization often played legal hardball against accusers in molestation cases, say attorneys and families. When a lawsuit alleged that two young brothers in Michigan had been molested “hundreds of times” by a troop leader, the Boy Scouts denied responsibility and pointed the finger at someone else — the boys' recently widowed mother. The Scouts faulted the woman “for her failure to provide adequate parental supervision,” suggesting in court papers that she was responsible for any harm to her sons. One of the boys' lawyers called that argument excessive. “The day their dad died, the perpetrator began to befriend the boys,”...
  • Vanity: We just lost another good one.

    12/28/2012 6:31:12 AM PST · by Vermont Lt · 14 replies
    Me | 12/28/12 | Me
    We just lost another from the Greatest Generation
  • Dick Blumenthal: Reflections on Newtown (gun grab alert)

    12/28/2012 6:29:41 AM PST · by DTogo · 12 replies
    The US Senate, Mordor-on-the-Potomac ^ | Dec 27th, 2012 | Dick Blumenthal
    blah, blah, blah... I will work to keep faith with the Newtown community and find a solution to this crisis that is rooted in common sense. I will work with the President, and my colleagues in the Senate, regardless of party, and with any organization that is willing to engage in a thoughtful, constructive discussion about the steps we need to take. Here are some necessary steps: •We must do something to effectively ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. •We need to better prevent mentally ill people and criminals from having access to firearms. •We need to close loopholes that...
  • Before this gets out of hand...(David Gregory Crime)

    12/28/2012 6:28:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies
    Knitebane Manor ^ | 27 December, 2012 | Knitebane
    David Gregory needs to please turn himself in to the authorities. Mr. Gregory has been accused of having a piece of metal of the wrong size. We've all seen the video of him waving that metal box and spring about on Meet The Press, a box and spring that is illegal to posses in the District of Columbia. We can debate the logic and sense of the law and how it is interpreted at a later date. There is no time for that now. Mr. Gregory needs to act before this spins out of control. He needs to do the...
  • Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill (NRA-ILA Letter)

    12/28/2012 6:27:49 AM PST · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    NRAILA.org ^ | December 27, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)—author of the federal “assault weapon” and “large” ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004—has announced that on the first day of the new Congress—January 3rd— she will introduce a bill to which her 1994 ban will pale by comparison. On Dec. 17th, Feinstein said, “I have been working with my staff for over a year on this legislation” and “It will be carefully focused.” Indicating the depth of her research on the issue, she said on Dec. 21st that she had personally looked at pictures of guns in 1993, and again in 2012.According to a Dec. 27th posting on Sen. Feinstein’s website and a draft...
  • Three in the Head

    12/28/2012 6:27:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-28-12 | William L. Gensert
    I carried a gun in New York City for more than a decade -- back when there were thousands of murders a year and the Bronx led the nation in killings. On at least four occasions, that gun saved my life, and in a couple of instances, the lives of people who were with me at the time. For 13 years I had a New York City full carry permit. For a number of years I concealed and carried a gun in my son's grammar school as well. I don't think the world would be a better place without me,...
  • MSNBC Boss Calls Chris Matthews a 'Statesman,'

    12/28/2012 6:24:07 AM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    The AP gets it right with this headline: “Chris Matthews now the broadcaster that conservatives love to hate.” AP reporter David Bauder begins: “To his boss, Chris Matthews has become a statesman. His critics probably have other words.” MRC assistant research director Geoff Dickens had other words in this piece, but get a load of MSNBC president Phil Griffin on this “statesman” business: "He's as good as he's ever been," said Phil Griffin, MSNBC president. "He's at a place in his life where he's really comfortable in his own skin. He's a statesman. He has so much knowledge and I...