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  • Putin gives tax exile Depardieu Russian citizenship

    01/03/2013 5:45:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2013 | Alexei Anishchuk
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star who is quitting his homeland to avoid a tax hike on the rich, the Kremlin said on Thursday. The "Cyrano de Bergerac" actor bought a house across the border in Belgium last year to avoid a new tax rate for millionaires in France planned by Socialist President Francois Hollande but said he could also seek tax exile elsewhere. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Depardieu had applied for citizenship after Putin told reporters last month that he would be welcome in Russia. "The citizenship could not have...
  • Fiscal Cliff Bill Hurts Charities & Donors

    01/03/2013 5:44:33 AM PST · by Edmunds mom · 2 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 1/2/2013 | Scott Walter
    The charitable deduction wasn’t dumped off the fiscal cliff, but it was dented in the new law passed by Congress. That bill does not include cuts to your charitable tax deduction that are as big as President Obama proposed in his last budget, but it does trim deductibility for donors. The most important stat is the swag Congress and the President expect to receive by cutting deductions: $152 billion over a decade. Economic growth and wealth creation are vital to the charitable sector’s health, which means punitive taxes will harm charities and wealth creators alike. Too bad so few in...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, January 3, 2013 – advert

    01/03/2013 5:40:41 AM PST · by secret garden · 51 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 3 January 2013 | Thursday'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". advert \ad-VURT\, verb1. To remark or comment; refer (usually followed by to): He adverted briefly to the news of the day.2. To turn the attention (usually followed by to): The committee adverted to the business at hand. Example sentences:To understand the nature of those commotions, and the part which Baxter took in them, it will be necessary to advert to the state of religion in the country at large.-- Richard Baxter, William Orme,...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Stadiums a Lose-Lose Proposition

    01/03/2013 5:38:28 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/2/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    The owners of the Detroit Red Wings are looking to building a new $650-million entertainment district for the team in downtown Detroit with the help of state and local taxpayers. The plan is in its early stages and details are scarce, but the overwhelming economic consensus is that subsidized stadiums are huge losers for taxpayers. Amidst all the other excitement in Lansing, a bill to exempt certain businesses from state and local taxes via the Downtown Development Act was signed by Gov. Rick Snyder recently. According to MIRS Capitol Capsule, this “paves the way” for a replacement for Joe Louis...
  • Ten Ways to Start the New Year Fres

    01/03/2013 5:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's the beginning of a new year and a great chance to start over -- but how? Here are 10 ways to gain a fresh start in 2013. 1) What's past is past. Wipe all the disappointments of 2012 from your mind. They cannot be changed, and any amount of dwelling and wallowing will not help. Pretend you have amnesia and that it never happened, while retaining the lessons learned from the experience. Then do this again every month, every week, every morning. 2) Define success. Whether it be money made, time spent, lives changed, experiences created, every person has...
  • Subaru recalls nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs

    01/03/2013 5:28:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 8:12 AM EST
    Subaru is recalling nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because lights beneath the doors can overheat and cause fires. The recall affects all Outback and Legacy cars from model years 2010 and 2011. …
  • Hollywood A-listers called hypocrites on issue of gun violence in ‘Demand a Plan’ response video

    01/03/2013 5:22:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 02, 2013
    Several big-name Hollywood stars appear in a new anti-gun public service YouTube video calling for Americans to demand that their elected officials come up with a strategy to curb gun violence. In the video, A-listers like Cameron Diaz, Paul Rudd, and Chris Rock read the names of the sites of the most horrific gun massacres before calling on viewers to “demand a plan” to stop mass shootings. But now a new video called “Demand a Plan – Demand Celebrities Go F*** Themselves” has been created that highlights the gun violence many of these same stars have taken part in in...
  • The GOP's Anti-Muslim Wing Is In Retreat (BARF ALERT)

    01/03/2013 5:18:41 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 3 Jan 12 | By Tim Murphy and Adam Serwer
    Over the last four years, a die-hard cadre of activists and their allies in Congress have dragged the Republican Party into a fever swamp of Islamophobia and barely-concealed anti-Muslim bigotry. In their paranoid scenario, Islamic Shariah law is creeping into American courts; the Department of Justice has come under the sway of the Muslim Brotherhood; and the president’s engagement ring includes secret writing that indicates Muslim loyalties. But after a November election that saw three of the party's loudest voices on "creeping Shariah" defeated—and the GOP presidential nominee ignore the issue entirely—the anti-Islam movement within the Republican party may have...
  • President Obama’s paradoxical presentation on the ‘fiscal cliff’ dealet [Afraid to call him LIAR]

    01/03/2013 5:17:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/3/13 | Glenn Kessler
    ... We’re back from vacation and, like many Americans, have been trying to figure out the details of the “fiscal-cliff” deal —one of those classic middle-of-the-night congressional compromises that please virtually no one. The White House, by its own accounting, ended up with $737 billion in deficit reduction, a far cry from the $2 trillion or so that it originally sought. But that hasn’t stopped President Obama from touting the deal as a victory in a campaign-style video for supporters. But a politician who highlights good news often leaves out the bad news. Let’s see what’s missing from Obama’s presentation.
  • Bad Inventions ... Ann Coulter

    01/03/2013 5:17:06 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 38 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 2 Jan 2013 | Ann Coulter
    I am bored with politics, refuse to pay attention to the news and am watching only True Crime TV shows and Turner Classic Movies these days. With the Democrats controlling the Senate and presidency, nothing good can possibly come out of Washington for at least another two years. So I thought I'd start the new year with something useful, like a short list of bad inventions. (1) SILENT DISHWASHERS Are people installing dishwashers next to their beds? I've checked my "Top 500 Daily Irritations" list and dishwasher noise is not on it. What possible benefit derives from having a dishwasher...
  • Bad Inventions

    01/03/2013 5:17:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    I am bored with politics, refuse to pay attention to the news and am watching only True Crime TV shows and Turner Classic Movies these days. With the Democrats controlling the Senate and presidency, nothing good can possibly come out of Washington for at least another two years. So I thought I'd start the new year with something useful, like a short list of bad inventions. (1) SILENT DISHWASHERS Are people installing dishwashers next to their beds? I've checked my "Top 500 Daily Irritations" list and dishwasher noise is not on it. What possible benefit derives from having a dishwasher...
  • Illegal Immigrant Pedophile May Be Released in Chicago Area

    01/03/2013 5:13:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 3, 2013 | Michael Volpe
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Illegal Immigrant Pedophile May Be Released in Chicago AreaPosted By Michael Volpe On January 3, 2013 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments Front Page Magazine has been able to confirm that an individual recently arrested for the sexual assault of a three year old near Chicago, Illinois is here illegally, and confusion between Cook County officials and officials from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) means that all that’s standing in the way of freedom for this sexual predator is a Cook County judge. Cook County judges have been the subject...
  • RUSSIANS NOW 60 MILES FROM LATVIA; BUNA AREA CLEARED OF THE JAPANESE (1/3/43)

    01/03/2013 5:12:23 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/3/43 | Ralph Parker, Drew Middleton, A.C. Sedgwick, F. Tillman Durdin, Bertram D. Hulen, J. Norman Lodge
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
  • Morsi: The Common Tyrant

    01/03/2013 5:10:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 3, 2013 | Theodore Shoebat
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Morsi: The Common TyrantPosted By Theodore Shoebat On January 3, 2013 @ 12:32 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Muhammad Morsi is right now doing what any tyrant would do: use the emotions of the people to comply with what you want.In his address to the senate, Morsi blamed the decrease in tourism (from which Egypt’s economy thrives) on his opposition, who “violated the peacefulness of politics.”This accusation takes advantage of the current economic crises, which is a result of the Muslim Brotherhood, and sets a justification for violence against those who oppose...
  • Cliff averted, it’s on to the next fiscal crisis

    01/03/2013 5:10:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 12:34 AM EST | Andrew Taylor
    Onward to the next fiscal crisis. Actually, several of them, potentially. The New Year’s Day deal averting the “fiscal cliff” lays the groundwork for more combustible struggles in Washington over taxes, spending and debt in the next few months. President Barack Obama’s victory on taxes this week was the second, grudging round of piecemeal successes in as many years in chipping away at the nation’s mountainous deficits. Despite the length and intensity of the debate, the deal to raise the top income tax rate on families earning over $450,000 a year—about 1 percent of households—and including only $12 billion in...
  • ‘Negotiating’ With the Left: A Waste of Time

    01/03/2013 5:08:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 3, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - ‘Negotiating’ With the Left: A Waste of TimePosted By Tom Blumer On January 3, 2013 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments Having lived in Greater Cincinnati for most of my life, I’ve had a chance to observe Congressman John Boehner’s actions and performance from a perspective most haven’t.Most of what I saw until he became House Speaker in January 2011 was good — usually very good. What has transpired since has not been. Boehner and House Republicans have been unable to put the brakes on the country’s headlong rush towards insolvency...
  • Obama signs $633B defense bill

    01/03/2013 5:04:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 12:39 AM EST
    President Barack Obama has signed a $633 billion defense bill for next year that tightens penalties on Iran and bolsters security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. …
  • St. Paul City Council calls for statewide ban on semi-automatics

    01/03/2013 5:02:38 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-3-12 | city hall scoop
    The city of St. Paul doesn’t have direct say over statewide gun laws, but that isn’t stopping city council members from calling for more gun control. At the Wednesday, Jan. 2 council meeting, they amended their annual request to lawmakers to include a crackdown on semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. They join a chorus of municipal bodies, politicians and Hollywood celebrities clamoring for tighter gun laws in the wake of the horrific school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Here’s a look at six proposals being mulled across the country. Some gun enthusiasts are dubious that a ban on semi-automatics would...
  • Please FREEP This Poll:JOHN BOEHNER FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE?

    01/03/2013 4:57:41 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 10 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Jan 3 2013 | Drudge
    Please FREEP the Drudge Report Poll. JOHN BOEHNER FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE? YEA NAY
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 3, 2012 [Devotional]

    01/03/2013 4:56:27 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 1/3/13 | Joel Osteen
    Look Straight Ahead Today's Scripture “Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.” (Proverbs 4:25, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria What are you looking at today? Not in the natural, but with your spiritual eyes. In other words, what is in the forefront of your mind and in your heart? Are you constantly dwelling on your problems or things that have happened in your past? In the natural, you will move in the direction that your eyes are looking. In the spiritual, it works the same way. Whatever you focus your mind and...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 3, 2012]

    01/03/2013 4:55:16 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    Clouds and Darkness "Clouds and darkness surround Him . . ." —Psalm 97:2 A person who has not been born again by the Spirit of God will tell you that the teachings of Jesus are simple. But when he is baptized by the Holy Spirit, he finds that “clouds and darkness surround Him . . . .” When we come into close contact with the teachings of Jesus Christ we have our first realization of this. The only possible way to have full understanding of the teachings of Jesus is through the light of the Spirit of God shining...
  • Resist, We Much!

    01/03/2013 4:54:58 AM PST · by scottfactor · 4 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/03/13 | Gina Miller
    “But resist we much… we must… and we will much… about… that… be committed.”That was Al Sharpton’s eloquence-challenged statement against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s campaign to get a grip on outrageous union costs to the state’s economy. For some reason, that unfortunate stumble has been echoing in my head lately, even though it has been almost a year and half since Sharpton said it. Resist, we much! What else can we do at this point but resist? It is astonishing to watch your country fall. It is a gut-twisting, sickening thing to see craven cowards (redundant, perhaps, but true) in...
  • John Boehner’s next act

    01/03/2013 4:54:20 AM PST · by upchuck · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | Thursday, January 3, 2013 | Chris Chris Cillizza
    Later today, John Boehner will be reelected Speaker of the House by his colleagues. That vote will the first piece of good news Boehner has received in weeks. Consider that since mid-December Boehner has: a) watched as his plan to rally the House around extending the Bush tax cuts for all but those earning more than $1 million a year go down in flames, b) been totally cut out of the final fiscal cliff negotiations, and c) been pilloried by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for delaying a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief. Boehner then finds himself reelected to the...
  • Microsoft renews plea for crackdown on Google

    01/03/2013 4:51:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2013 5:44 PM EST | Michael Liedtke
    Microsoft began the new year harping on a favorite theme: The software maker is arguing that government regulators need to crack down on Google to preserve fair competition in the Internet and smartphone markets. The latest refrain came Wednesday in a blog post by Dave Heiner, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel. His attack amounted to a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission as they wrap up wide-ranging investigations into Google’s business practices. Resolutions to those probes are expected early this year, perhaps within the next week at the FTC. Microsoft fears Google, perhaps its biggest...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/3/13)[Prayer]

    01/03/2013 4:49:05 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/3/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures The One....LovingkindnessPsalm 144:1-3 (and Others) 1.[A Psalm] of David. Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle-- 2. My lovingkindness and my fortress, My high tower and my deliverer, My shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me. 3. LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?
  • Australian Gun Ban Facts & Statistics

    01/03/2013 4:48:26 AM PST · by RC one · 6 replies
    It has now been over 10 years since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The statistics for the years following the ban are now in: Accidental gun deaths are 300% higher than the pre-1997 ban rateThe assault rate has increased 800% since 1991, and increased 200% since the 1997 gun ban.Robbery and armed robbery have increase 20% from the pre-97 ban rate.From immediately after the ban was instituted in 1997 through 2002, the robbery and...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(1/3/13)[Prayer]

    01/03/2013 4:45:27 AM PST · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/3/13 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Psalm 144:1-3 1.[A Psalm] of David. Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle-- 2. My lovingkindness and my fortress, My high tower and my deliverer, My shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me. 3. LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him? God Bless America!
  • Congress ushering in new members, with old divide

    01/03/2013 4:42:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 3:14 AM EST | Donna Cassata
    Congress is ushering in the new and the old—dozens of eager freshmen determined to change Washington and the harsh reality of another stretch of bitterly divided government. The 113th Congress will convene Thursday at the constitutionally required time of noon for pomp, pageantry and politics as newly elected members of the House and Senate are sworn in and the speaker of the Republican-controlled House is chosen. The traditions come against the backdrop of a mean season that closed out an angry election year. A deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” of big tax increases and spending cuts split the parties...
  • Cliff Deal Only Whets Obama's Appetite For More Taxes

    01/03/2013 4:41:47 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/2/2013 | IBD Staff
    Taxes: Anyone who thinks the fiscal cliff deal will end President Obama's soak-the-rich campaign isn't paying attention. Even before the ink had dried on his $620 billion tax hike, Obama was talking up his desire for more. Obama hinted at this on Sunday on "Meet the Press," when he told David Gregory that "you are not only going to cut your way to prosperity" and that "one of the fallacies" was that "deficit reduction is only a matter of cutting programs." But as the fiscal cliff agreement looked increasingly likely, Obama started talking more specifically about additional tax hikes.
  • Belleville chief bans officers from Denny’s; detectives were asked to leave for displaying gun

    01/03/2013 4:41:47 AM PST · by Lawgvr1955 · 80 replies
    Belleville News-Democrat ^ | Jan. 2, 2013 | Jamie Forsythe
    Police Chief William Clay has banned all on-duty police officers from eating at Denny's Restaurant on South Illinois Street after a detective was asked to remove her gun or leave the restaurant. "All sworn (uniformed/non-uniformed) officers have been prohibited from entering Denny's Restaurant at 1130 South Illinois for any meal or coffee breaks while on duty," Clay said in a released statement. "Additionally, no officers may enter the restaurant off-duty if in uniform."
  • Illinois: Gun and Magazine Ban and Registration Schemes Pass in Senate Public Health Committee

    01/03/2013 4:38:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 2 January, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    If you own a semi-automatic firearm or detachable magazine, they may be banned, taxed, and registered and you could easily become a felon unless you act NOW Anti-gun legislators led by Senate President John Cullerton and backed by Governor Patrick Quinn (D) substituted and passed sweeping draconian gun and magazine bans in the Senate Public Health Committee today. House Bill 1263, amended to include a ban on many commonly owned firearms passed in this committee by a 6 to 4 vote. House Bill 815, which was amended to include a magazine ban and shooting range restrictions, passed by a 6...
  • Argentina's leader tells UK to give up Falklands

    01/03/2013 4:26:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 5:53 AM EST
    Argentina’s president called on Britain on Thursday to relinquish control of the Falkland Islands, accusing London of taking part in an act of “blatant colonialism” in claiming the wind-swept archipelago. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner published an open letter in the Guardian newspaper urging Prime Minister David Cameron to honor U.N. resolutions which she says backs her case for the return of the islands, which Argentina calls the Malvinas. She has made several similar demands in the past. …
  • Medical Excise Tax for Free Healthcare

    01/03/2013 4:22:10 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 5 replies
    http://iowntheworld.com ^ | 1/2/2013 | illustr8r
    1 OK…. Here comes some of those Obama care taxes on Jan 1, 2013. Soon every purchase you make, there will more taxes. On 103.98 I was charged 8.58 for Texas state taxes. And then Obama care medical tax another 2.39. So the more you spend , the more goes to the “so called free Obama care”. #2 O didn’t raise taxes, now did he. Here’s another ObamaTax receipt so you KNOW this is real. They should put ObamaTax on these so people know what they are paying. #tcot #tlot I haven’t bought anything in the New Year yet to...
  • Today's Toons 1/3/13

    01/03/2013 3:38:59 AM PST · by pookie18 · 16 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 1/3/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Patti Page, 85 passes.....

    01/03/2013 3:34:55 AM PST · by Doogle · 17 replies
    ENEWS ^ | 01/03/13 | Peter Gicas
    Patti Page, best known for such hits as "Tennessee Waltz" and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window," passed away on New Year's Day. She was 85. The legendary songstress, dubbed "The Singing Rage," was the top-selling female artist of the 1950s and sold more than 100 million records during her illustrious career. Page also had 24 top 10 songs, including four that reached No.1 on the charts.
  • A Chicago Divided by Killings [Rahm the Racist is Allowing Poor Uneducated Blacks to Die!!]

    01/03/2013 3:28:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | January 3, 2013 | Mike Bostock, etc.
    A New York Times analysis of homicides and census data in Chicago compared areas near murders to those that were not. Residents living near homicides in the last 12 years were much more likely to be black, earn less money and lack a college degree....
  • Obama voices support for Illinois gay marriage measure [Federal Dictator Rules on State Laws?]

    01/03/2013 3:14:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    stltoday ^ | January 2, 2013 | Kevin McDermott
    The Illinois Senate could vote as early as tomorrow on a measure to sanction same-sex marriage in the state. One former member of that body has already weighed in: President Barack Obama. “Were the President still in the Illinois State Legislature, he would support this measure that would treat all Illinois couples equally," Obama spokesman Shin Inouye recently told the Chicago Sun-Times. It's unusual for a sitting president to get involved in a state legislative matter (especially, you might argue, a president whose own views on the issue have been unclear until recently). Supporters say it's just another indication that...
  • Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong

    01/03/2013 3:07:06 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    "IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks" SNIPPET: "Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report." SNIPPET: "“MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224,” the report said. The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France,...
  • Plans to Oust House Speaker Boehner Are Taking Shape

    01/03/2013 3:07:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 20 replies
    the New American ^ | 29 December 2012 | Bob Adelmann
    Plans to Oust House Speaker Boehner Are Taking Shape 29 December 2012 by Bob Adelmann Following increasing dissatisfaction with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), staffs of unnamed House members have developed a detailed plan to oust him as the first order of business when the new Congress convenes on Thursday, January 3. Matthew Boyle, writing for Breitbart.com, obtained a copy of the plan with its strategy and tactics laid out in detail. Provided by staffers who demanded anonymity in case the plan backfires, it will be the first issue the House will have to deal with when the Congress returns...
  • Icelandic girl fights for right to her own name

    01/03/2013 3:01:18 AM PST · by Einherjar · 129 replies
    AP ^ | 01/03/2013
    A 15-year-old is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother. The problem? Blaer, which means "light breeze" in Icelandic, is not on a list approved by the government.
  • Hillary Angst ... Tina Brown

    01/03/2013 2:50:12 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3 Jan 2013 | Tina Brown
    Washington is a wreck, and the fearless secretary of state seems like the only one with her head in the game. No wonder that medical scare left us with a case of the jitters. ... The idea of losing Hillary has seemed especially unbearable at this political moment. It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state. She stands for maturity, tenacity, and self-discipline at a time when everyone else in Washington seems to be, in more senses than one, going off a cliff—a parade of bickering, blustering, small-balled hacks bollixing up the nation’s business. She’s a caring...
  • Obama's debt problem (Hussein wants “balanced” approach?)

    01/03/2013 2:14:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/03/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN, GLENN THRUSH |
    President Barack Obama won’t be able to enjoy much of a victory lap from his win over congressional Republicans on the fiscal cliff fight. There are about 16.4 trillion reasons why. **SNIP** Former Clinton administration official Alice Rivlin, a member of Obama’s defunct deficit commission, says Obama “understands the [deficit-reduction] issue” but “he’s got to deal with his own left wing, which is not enthusiastic about doing it. The real problem … is that Social Security has become kind of [a] no-no” to liberals. In a video message to his 2012 campaign supporters released Wednesday, Obama offered few specifics on...
  • Stockton Man Who Lived With Girlfriend’s Corpse Found Guilty Of Murder

    01/03/2013 2:11:09 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | January 2, 2013 | CBS13
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – A Stockton man who lived with his girlfriend’s badly decomposed body in a bathtub for several months was convicted of her murder on Wednesday. Devon Omar Epps, 37, was arrested in December 2011 after the apartment manager went to evict him and discovered the body of Veronica Jones in the bathtub of the unit on E. Channel Street. The jury found Epps guilty of all charges: premeditated murder, use of weapon other than a firearm, rape, murder by torture and corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant. Epps will be back in the San Joaquin County courtroom...
  • Israel Radio Poll Shows Right Running Away With Election (Jan. 22 Election)

    01/03/2013 1:59:08 AM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 01/03/2013 | David Lev
    In contrast to more “conservative” polls released Thursday, the weekly poll taken on behalf of Israel Radio by the Geocartographia polling organization shows the solid right trouncing the left, and even the center, in the Knesset elections set for two and a half weeks from now. The poll shows Naftali Bennett's Bayit Yehudi party hitting 18 seats, tied for second largest party with Labor – and shows the Otzma Leyisrael Party, led by MKs Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari, as getting six seats in the Knesset. If accurate, the poll indicates that together, Bayit Yehudi and Otzma Leyisrael parties would...
  • Dems will need new game plan to score tax revenue (Commiecare™ kicks in)

    01/03/2013 1:55:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/02/13 | STEVEN SLOAN
    The fiscal cliff deal handed Democrats a tax victory years in the making, but it also means the party will need a new playbook for the budget battles that lie ahead. That’s because many Democrats readily acknowledge that they’ve exhausted their ability to raise taxes on the richest Americans by jacking up their rates. The historic tax agreement passed by Congress this week raises rates on top earners from 35 percent to 39.6 percent. Meanwhile, provisions from the 2010 health care law kicked in Jan. 1, increasing rates on investment income from 15 percent to almost 24 percent for the...
  • White House Eases Path To Residency For Some [More] Illegal Immigrants

    01/02/2013 11:56:14 PM PST · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02 January 2013 | Brian Bennett
    This is the latest move by the administration to use its executive powers to revise immigration procedures without Congress passing a law - As many as 1 million new visas - Begins March 4
  • Switzerland gunman kills three in Daillon in Valais

    01/02/2013 11:56:08 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 Jan 2013
    A gunman has opened fire in a village in Switzerland, killing three people and wounding two others, Swiss police say. The attack happened on Wednesday at around 21:00 (20:00 GMT) in the village of Daillon in Valais canton, 100km (60 miles) east of Geneva. The gunman had reportedly been drinking heavily before the shooting. Police dispatched to the scene arrested a suspect who was shot and wounded after he threatened them. "Three victims died at the scene," said Valais police. "Two other people were wounded and hospitalised." They had rushed to the village after calls reporting that several people were...
  • Why Does Anybody Need a 30-Round Magazine?

    01/02/2013 11:52:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 113 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2013 | William A. Levinson
    Senator Dianne Feinstein's latest divide-and-conquer attack on the Second Amendment has made even Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) a sucker for the argument that private citizens do not need high-capacity magazines. These include not only 30-round rifle magazines, but 17-round magazines for handguns like the Glock. Why does anybody need a high capacity magazine? If Senator Manchin were to educate himself by, for example, attending Front Sight's four-day defensive handgun class, he would learn the two primary answers: (1) Failure to stop the aggressor, and (2) Multiple aggressors Failure to Stop The classic .38 caliber revolver, with a capacity of six...
  • Death and Taxes

    01/02/2013 11:43:13 PM PST · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | Jan 2, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    On November 13, 1789, Benjamin Franklin sat down to write a letter to a French scholar and physicist by the name of Jean-Baptiste Leroy, famous for his experiments with electricity. The French Revolution was gathering steam, Versailles and the Bastille had been stormed and Parisians were becoming used to Madame Mob marching through her streets. Franklin had been corresponding with Leroy for a long time and had grown worried about his French colleague after not having heard from him for an entire year. “Are you still living? Or have the mob of Paris mistaken the head of a monopolizer of...
  • Gun Ownership and People Power

    01/02/2013 11:33:08 PM PST · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | Jan 3, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    At a Brady Center event, its Legal Action Project Director asked retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens whether having a right to a cell phone might be a more universal form of self-defense than gun ownership. “Maybe you have some kind of constitutional right to have a cell phone with a pre-dialed 911 number at your bedside, and that might provide you with a little better protection than a gun, which you’re not used to using,” Justice Stevens mumbled. Stevens, who often seemed unclear on the difference between a right and an entitlement, had a point. Why bother waiting...