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  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 51 DECEMBER 28,2012

    12/28/2012 10:52:10 AM PST · by greeneyes · 108 replies
    Free Republic | 12/28/2012 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread ... there is no telling where it will go and...
  • Q+A: Cody Wilson Of The Wiki Weapon Project On The 3-D Printed Future of Firearms

    12/28/2012 10:51:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    popsci.com ^ | 21 December, 2012 | Clay Dillow
    The Wiki Weapon project is an initiative undertaken by Defense Distributed, a non-profit headed by University of Texas law student Cody Wilson aimed at generating a freely-distributed, open source design for a 3-D printed firearm--an idea that has come under serious fire from proponents of increased gun control in the U.S., particularly in light of last week’s tragic shooting of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The idea behind the project--embraced by some, absolutely detested by others--is that technology will soon make regulating firearms virtually impossible. That is a very polarizing idea. But to say the...
  • The Video Game Based On Obama's American Dream

    12/28/2012 10:46:41 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-28-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Obama Orders Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers

    12/28/2012 10:45:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 12/28/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden. According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he'll now make $231,900 per year. Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.
  • Big Payday for Law Firm in Toyota Deal

    12/28/2012 10:41:31 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/26/12 | Mike Ramsey and Joe Palazzolo
    Hagens Berman LLP, the Seattle-based law firm that served as lead counsel in a class-action lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp., stands to receive a big payday in a proposed $1.1 billion settlement with the Japanese auto maker. * * * Steve W. Berman, a managing partner in the firm, estimated fees of $200 million, about 18% of the total.
  • Kenya hospital imprisons new mothers with no money

    12/28/2012 10:36:02 AM PST · by redreno · 7 replies
    myfoxorlando ^ | 12/28/2012 | By Associated Press
    NAIROBI, Kenya - The director of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of downtown Nairobi, freely acknowledges that he detains mothers who can't pay their bills.
  • Fred Williamson takes on Gary Busey

    12/28/2012 10:33:32 AM PST · by dennisw · 10 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBrDPvzk3VISkip over to 54 seconds in and see how Fred handles Gary Busey
  • Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Will Trigger The Next American Revolution (Must read alert)

    12/28/2012 10:29:55 AM PST · by Zakeet
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 28, 2012 | Brandon Smith
    All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party - Mao Tse TungAfter a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military - William Burroughs Revolution? Yes, it all sounds rather “extreme”, but the cold hard reality of our era is not going to comfort us...
  • N.Y. special session on gun laws appears unlikely

    12/28/2012 10:29:54 AM PST · by neverdem
    The Ithaca Journal (N.Y.) | Dec 26, 2012 | Joseph Spector
    Here's the link.
  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad to Christians: “Merry Christmas!”

    12/28/2012 10:29:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Flouting the political correctness of many Western leaders this Christmas season, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wasn't afraid to say “Merry Christmas.” … Ahmadinejad further “wished happiness, health and success for all Christians around the globe, and expressed the hope that the whole world would witness administration of justice through solidarity of all divine religions,” according to the semi-official news agency. … Ahmadinejad’s expressed “solidarity of all divine religions” also does not appear to include Judaism or extend to the Jewish state of Israel. …
  • Shocking moment motorist is ambushed and pistol-whipped by pair of masked robbers.

    12/28/2012 10:26:50 AM PST · by Mr Ramsbotham · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:29 EST, 28 December 2012 | Helen Collis
    This is the shocking moment two masked thugs brutally attacked a 62-year-old man with a gun moments after he arrived home. The footage shows how the man, who had just driven up to his house and parked his Range Rover, was punched to the floor before being repeatedly hit with the weapon.
  • Add One More Thing to the List of ‘Things the Media Got Wrong About Newtown’

    12/28/2012 10:21:07 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 42 replies
    New York News & Features ^ | December 28, 2012 | Dan Amira
    <p>In the hours and days following the Newtown massacre, the media reported a metric sh*tload of what were later discovered to be incorrect details, including the identity of the shooter, his mom's connection to the school, where she was killed, how Adam Lanza got into the building, and the weapons he used. Now we can add another one to the list: Adam Lanza was not wearing body armor, but "a fishing type vest, a jacket with a lot of pockets," according to a Connecticut state police spokesman.</p>
  • Reagan's Last-Ditch Falklands Plea Revealed

    12/28/2012 10:11:00 AM PST · by the scotsman · 72 replies
    Sky News ^ | 28th December 2012 | Alistair Bunkall
    'Ronald Reagan issued a last-ditch appeal to Margaret Thatcher to abandon her campaign to retake the Falklands and to hand over the islands to international peacekeepers, according to official documents made public today. Files released by the National Archives at Kew, South West London, under the 30-year rule show that as British troops closed in on final victory, the US president made a late-night phone call to Mrs Thatcher urging her not to completely humiliate the Argentines. However, his request fell on deaf ears as a defiant Prime Minister insisted that she had not sent a British task force across...
  • Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Will Trigger The Next American Revolution

    12/28/2012 10:03:18 AM PST · by Errant · 167 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 28, 2012 | Brandon Smith
    ...Revolution? Yes, it all sounds rather “extreme”, but the cold hard reality of our era is not going to comfort us with diplomacies and niceties, so honestly, why should I have to sugar coat anything? We live in extreme times and there is no longer room for prancing around the ultimate consequences of that which is taking place in America today. This country is increasingly sliding towards the edge of internal conflict. The Liberty Movement and true Constitutionalists see it, subsections of Republicans and Democrats see it, and most of all, the federal government sees it. In fact, they may...
  • Funny Political Anti-Obama & Anti-Liberal Picture Source

    12/28/2012 9:58:47 AM PST · by zantus · 8 replies
    zPatriot ^ | 12/28/2012 | zantus
    zpatriot.com has a really funny collection of pictures & cartoons that are pretty much anti-Obama/Liberal. This is my new source when I am looking for the perfect picture for my conservative posts.
  • The Fiscal Cliff and Housing: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    12/28/2012 9:52:51 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/28/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama has summoned Congressional leaders to the White House to discuss avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” The fiscal cliff contains three elements: 1) automatic spending cuts (good), 2) expiration of Bush-era tax cuts (bad) and 3) Obamacare tax implementation (ugly). First, automatic spending cuts in fiscal 2013 would cause federal spending would fall an estimated $65 billion. For perspective, the Federal government’s budget deficit ending in September 2012 was $1.09 trillion. This means that the dreaded automatic spending cuts will amount to a paltry 6% of the 2012 budget deficit. Second, taxes will be going up in 2013 by an...
  • REACHING OTHERS FOR THE COMING FIGHTS

    12/28/2012 9:49:44 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 17 replies
    Vanity | 12/28/2012 | Dick Bachert
    The lame-stream media is so far into the tank for the entire Obama Marxist agenda they haven’t been seen for 6 years. If you’re still waiting for that call from PMSNBC to come over and lay some on-air facts on Chris “Mr. Tingles” Mathews fuggedaboutit. We who are old enough to remember what freedom is need to avail ourselves of other ways to reach what Limbaugh calls “low information voters.” I prefer a term recently used by another writer: “Feral Adolescents.” Nearly all the server based or PC based email software provide the opportunity to affix a “Signature” to personal...
  • Time for Some Common-Sense Publishing Controls

    12/28/2012 9:41:09 AM PST · by NonZeroSum · 9 replies
    PJMedia ^ | December 25th, 2012 | Rand Simberg
    There has been another mass shooting and a revival of the illogical attempts by the gun grabbers to pass legislation that would have done nothing to prevent it, but would punish law-abiding gun owners. One of their favorite arguments, no matter how often debunked, is that the Founders wouldn’t have written the Second Amendment as they did had they anticipated anything beyond muskets. Here’s a classic recent example from that brilliant British expert on American history, CNN’s Piers Morgan, who seems to be projecting when he calls his debating partner an “unbelievably stupid man,” because he can’t logically hold up...
  • Blackburn Target of Thursday Forum by "The Action" [Obama Cult Attacks Rs]

    12/28/2012 9:40:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Memphis Flyer ^ | 12/27/12 | Jackson Baker
    This one ’s off our beaten path — literally. U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who used to represent...Memphis...[will face a protest].
  • Reports: Israel special forces operating in Syria

    12/28/2012 9:26:27 AM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND ^ | December 27, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    Air strike on WMD would require targeting groups to be on ground (Israel Today) Various Western, Arab and Israeli media reports have been claiming for over a month now that Israeli special forces are on the ground in Syria in an effort to keep tabs on its chemical weapons stockpile. Those reports mesh well with news that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited neighboring Jordan this week to discuss with King Abdullah a possible air strike on the bulk of Syria’s weapons of mass destruction. Such an air strike would require targeting groups to be on the ground. On Thursday, Israeli...
  • The List: Obama's Two Hundred and Fifth Week in Office

    12/28/2012 9:21:38 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 12/28/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Fifth Week in Office Obama and Agenda 21Is The EPA´s Lisa Jackson Trying To Dodge A Federal Probe?Attorney claims EPA chief resigned over alias email accountsEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson resignsDeparting Environmental Chief Suggests Obama Has Failed On ClimateWhat is EPA Chief Lisa Jackson hiding?Benghazi-GateBogus Benghazi Punishments Slammed by Ros-Lehtinen Obama Attacks the Second AmendmentSen. Feinstein's 'Assault Weapon' Ban Really Handgun BanThe Senate goes for handgunsObama: I Ran So I Could Have 'Men With Guns' Around My DaughtersArne Duncan: 'We Have Common Values That Go Far Beyond the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms'Gallup: Opposition to handgun...
  • Forty years later, Vietnam remembered by the soldiers

    12/28/2012 9:18:19 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/28/12 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Forty years later, veterans still suffer rebound effects from inhabiting thick jungles during one of America’s most brutal wars. “Inside the Vietnam War,” airs tonite, December 28 at 8 p.m., in a special encore presentation on the National Geographic Channel. An outstanding memorial tribute by USA TODAY it features individual interviews of veterans from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Marine Security Guard, Bill Newell stood post at the US Embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975, when he got the news that two of his fellow Marines became the last Americans to die in that terrible war....
  • Congressman blasts Obama's decision to 'arm' extremists

    12/28/2012 9:17:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | December 27, 2012 | John Griffing
    Calls decision to give Muslim Brotherhood F-16s as 'unwise' Congressman Ted Poe, R-Texas, says it is irresponsible for Barack Obama to be “arming” a country that may be aiming for the destruction of Israel with a shipment of 20 F-16 fighter jets. “It is reckless and unwise for the U.S. to give F-16s to Egypt and its new president/dictator, controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood,” he told WND. “This extremist group is notoriously anti-American and anti-Israel. The United States should not be arming a country ruled by a group that has the destruction of Israel in its charter.” Poe’s comments fall...
  • Another innocent victim murdered in the subway; Cops hunt woman who shoved man to his death

    12/28/2012 9:15:20 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/27/12 | Matthew Lysiak
    A heavyset Hispanic woman — seen by five witnesses pacing and mumbling to herself — pushes a helpless man in front of an oncoming Flushing-bound No. 7 train in Queens. She was caught on tape while fleeing the crime scene: police. A MAN WAITING for an approaching No. 7 train in Queens died a gruesome death Thursday night when a young woman darted up behind the helpless straphanger and pushed him onto the tracks, police said. The unidentified victim was crushed by the first and second cars of the Flushing-bound train about 8 p.m, as his murderer hustled down the...
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR..

    12/28/2012 9:15:17 AM PST · by carlo3b · 28 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 12/28/2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    HAPPY NEW YEAR! BYE, BYE, 2012... What happened? HELLO, 2013... What’s new? Our rear view mirror is crystal clear, and by looking through it we can clearly see what went wrong last year... This time of the year is a great time to take inventory and decide what we want to bring with us, and what we should be grateful to leave behind... It’s up to us to decide if we want this to be a better year, if last year wasn’t all that great... The New Year is the last chance to make the changes that can offer us...
  • White House Botches Schwarzkopf Statement

    12/28/2012 9:13:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 12/28/12 | Keith Koffler
    The White House Thursday botched a written statement honoring the 1991 Gulf War hero General Norman Schwarzkopf, having to upgrade it from a “statement by the press secretary” to one by the president.(Snip)While the nation and the Schwarzkopf family were surely gratified to have Jay Carney honor General Schwarzkopf on their behalf, someone in the White House with a decent sense of history – or just a decent sense of propriety – must have belatedly realized that the man who cleared Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and gave the United States victory in war deserved a mention
  • Abbas vows to disband PA if Israel won't talk

    12/28/2012 9:12:38 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 25 replies
    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned that he would disband his Palestinian Authority if there was no Israeli movement toward renewing peace talks after Israel's elections on January 22. Abbas, in an interview with the Israeli daily Haaretz, said that if such a situation arose he would hand full responsibility for the occupied West Bank to the Israeli government. "If there is no progress even after the election I will take the phone and call (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu," Abbas said. "I'll tell him... Sit in the chair here instead of me, take the keys, and you will be responsible for...
  • Can low-information voters be reached?

    12/28/2012 9:11:25 AM PST · by Perseverando · 64 replies
    WND ^ | December 26, 2012 | Robert Ringer
    Exclusive: Robert Ringer seeks ways to get through to the redistribution-minded While driving into D.C. last week, I was listening to Rush Limbaugh expound on an important issue that I don’t believe many pro-liberty people give much thought to. He said that “low-information” voters present a serious problem because there is no way to reach people who are uninformed. Worse, most of these people don’t like conservatives or libertarians. No doubt about it, Rush has zeroed in on the crux of the problem when it comes to the decline and fall of the American Empire. How in the world do...
  • Govt constantly wants more money-they havent wisely spent what we already gave and they want more

    12/28/2012 9:02:51 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 17 replies
    I call on Congress to first be responsible with how they spend already. I am sick of them constantly demanding more of our money when they squander and waste the trillions they already extract from us.
  • Liberals Who Cling to Their Guns

    12/28/2012 9:01:41 AM PST · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    Few things animate the ire of liberals more than the right to bear arms. Liberals loathe the Second Amendment and when horrific tragedies like the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut rear their ugly head, they are quick on the draw to call for more gun control. But just don’t ask liberals to practice what they preach. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California is readying legislation to re-introduce a ban on assault weapons. Yet, as Mark Levin pointed out, Feinstein owned a concealed firearm. She said, “If somebody tries to take me out I’m going to take them...
  • Arkansas Parole Board: Keep convicted child rapist Michael Walling in prison

    12/28/2012 8:46:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    change.ort ^ | 12.28.2012 | Joyce Bailey
    KEEP MICHAEL WALLING IN PRISON IN ORDER TO KEEP HIM FROM RAPING OTHER LITTLE GIRLS! In 1999, Michael Walling was convicted of 28 counts of rape against my 8 year old daughter. After his arrest, we found out that he had also sexually offended two (2) other little girls. He was convicted and sentenced for my Daughters rape, receiving 25 years with 5 years suspended. In addition to raping my daughter, during his time in prison, Michael Walling has sued me three (3) times for money to live on. His first parole hearing is in February of 2013, and I...
  • Video shows suspect fleeing the scene of fatal Queens subway shove (NYers let her escape)

    12/28/2012 8:41:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/28/12 | LARRY CELONA
    A madwoman last night pushed a stranger onto subway tracks in Queens, where he was killed by a train, police and witnesses said. It was the second such nightmare in less than a month. The unsuspecting victim was waiting at the elevated 40th Street station of the 7 line in Sunnyside at 8 p.m. “This lady, she just pushed the guy on the tracks. Then she ran away. I was screaming and closing my eyes,” said witness Tenzing Tegeng, 21, one of five people on the platform. “I knew he was gonna get hit by the train. That’s why I...
  • 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.