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  • EDITORIAL: EPA’s chilling effect

    01/04/2013 6:34:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2013 | Editorial
    Alaskan liberty goes up in smoke under new air regulationsNot-so-unintended consequences of overregulation are in the air. Newly adopted rules limiting airborne soot imposed by bureaucrats in Washington threaten to freeze the choices — and toes — of individuals living more than 4,000 miles away in subarctic Alaska. Thanks to authoritarian overreach, the freedom of America’s “last frontier” may not last much longer. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waited until after President Obama’s re-election to announce drastic new restrictions on soot produced by industry smokestacks, diesel trucks and even ordinary sources like wood-burning stoves. The new standard for the great...
  • Freep a Poll!(Do you believe the 113th Congress will accomplish more than the 112th Congress?)

    01/04/2013 6:29:03 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 1-4-13 | LA Daily News
    Do you believe the 113th Congress will accomplish more than the 112th Congress? Yes No
  • Can a $1 Trillion Coin End Debt Ceiling Crisis?

    01/04/2013 6:27:47 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 43 replies
    What if the threat of a voluntary default by the United States could be erased by simply turning one tiny scrap of platinum into a coin? That's right. No debt ceiling problem. No bickering in Congress. No market jitters. The only thing needed is for the Treasury Department to mint a platinum coin with a face value of $1 trillion. ---- If Congress does not act to raise the debt ceiling, the U.S. will default on its debts. Not good. But this is where the platinum coin comes in. Normally, the Federal Reserve is charged with issuing currency. But U.S....
  • A beautiful coat, and then........

    01/04/2013 6:25:24 PM PST · by Doogle · 9 replies
    elrellano ^ | Circo Roncalli
    Weird magic act..... http://elrellano.com/videos_online/4624/circo-roncalli.html
  • Why nobody really cares if Storage Wars is fake

    01/04/2013 6:24:06 PM PST · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    http://www2.macleans.ca ^ | january 3, 2012 | Colin Horgan
    These days, if you Google “Storage Wars,” likely two things will come up. First, is the fact that yet another version of the ever-popular A&E reality show is set to launch in January – Storage Wars: New York – and, second, that one of the original cast members, David Hester, recently claimed in a lawsuit that “nearly every aspect of the show is faked.” The latter has somewhat overshadowed the former in terms of publicity, and yet, based on the continued popularity of the series, there’s little doubt Storage Wars: New York will be a success, because if there’s anything...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Sunrise at Tycho

    01/04/2013 6:23:45 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    NASA ^ | January 04, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Tycho crater's central peak complex casts a long, dark shadow near local sunrise in this spectacular lunarscape. The dramatic oblique view was recorded on June 10, 2011 by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Shown in amazing detail, boulder strewn slopes and jagged shadows appear in the highest resolution version at 1.5 meters per pixel. The rugged complex is about 15 kilometers wide, formed in uplift by the giant impact that created the well-known ray crater 100 million years ago. The summit of its central peak reaches 2 kilometers above the Tycho crater floor.
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes for our Troops - 6 Dec 2013

    01/04/2013 6:21:46 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 388 replies
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  • Fracking Is OK, Says Buried Report From New York State's Health Department

    01/04/2013 6:15:15 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 January 2013 | Bob Adelmann
    The release of a conveniently long-lost report showing that fracking is safe puts New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo in a tight spot: continue to appease environmentalists by delaying further the development of the rich Marcellus Formation under his state, or letting the free market extract those resources and generate thousands of jobs and millions in revenue to the state. Fracking Is OK, Says Buried Report From New York State's Health Department The New American 04 January 2013 A report favoring fracking that was buried for nearly a year was given to the New York Times yesterday by a...
  • Pelosi Defends Doctored Photo (Satire)

    01/04/2013 6:13:49 PM PST · by John Semmens · 47 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    A photo of the 61 female members of Congress including the photo-shopped images of four absentees was defended by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) who says that the altered image “more accurately portrayed reality than the unaltered actual photo.” “Sometimes what you see isn't as true as what you should see,” Pelosi explained. “Since we now have the technology to seamlessly correct the official record it would be foolish for us not to use it.” The Minority Leader brushed aside criticisms that altering official history in this manner recalls a practice used by the former Soviet Union. “Just because...
  • Shackled by sanctions, Iran sends India SOS for life-saving drugs

    01/04/2013 6:08:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Saturday, January 5, 2013 | Shubhajit Roy
    New Delhi - Its healthcare system crippled by international economic sanctions, Iran has asked India for help to procure life-saving drugs for patients battling critical illnesses in that country. Tehran has put in an urgent request to New Delhi for drugs to treat lung and breast cancers; brain tumours; heart ailments; infections after kidney, heart and pancreas transplants; meningitis in HIV patients; arthritis; bronchitis and respiratory distress in newborns; and epilepsy, South Block sources told The Indian Express. On December 27, the sources said, the government forwarded the request for 28 essential medicines to Indian pharmaceutical companies. The required quantities...
  • CAIR chief claims Muslims discovered America first

    01/04/2013 6:05:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:42 AM 01/04/2013 | Neil Munro
    Muslims discovered the Americas long before Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, the head of a D.C.-based jihad-linked Islamic lobbying group told a Saudi TV station Dec. 27. “There are historical accounts according to which the Muslims preceded Columbus, who is said to have discovered the U.S.,” claimed Nihad Awad, the co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations. … CAIR did not respond to The Daily Caller’s request for an explanation of Awad’s comments, which were recorded by the Middle East Media Research Institute. …
  • 'Comic Bio' of Muhammad Risks Muslim Ire

    01/04/2013 6:01:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Local ^ | 02 Jan 2013
    A French magazine, which sparked international protests and saw its offices firebombed after it printed cartoons mocking Muhammad, on Wednesday published a "halal" cartoon biography of Islam's founder. The editor of Charlie Hebdo weekly insists that "The Life of Mohammed", whose cover shows a goofy-looking prophet leading a camel through the desert, is an educational work prepared by a Franco-Tunisian sociologist. "It is a biography authorised by Islam since it was edited by Muslims," said Stéphane Charbonnier, who was also the illustrator of the book which comes complete with academic footnotes. "I don't think higher Muslim minds could find anything...
  • Oldest Swiss Bank Perishes in US Tax Case

    01/04/2013 5:57:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 05 Jan 2013
    The oldest Swiss bank, Wegelin & Co., is wrapping up an existence that has spanned more than 270 years after pleading guilty in a US case involving Americans who hid funds in secret accounts abroad. UBS 'ordered' to give out data in US tax probe (10 Feb 12) Swiss banker quits paper amid US tax dispute (09 Feb 12) Oldest Swiss bank sold amid US tax dispute (27 Jan 12) Wegelin, which was founded in 1741 and based in St. Gallen, eastern Switzerland, unveiled late on Thursday an agreement with US federal prosecutors in New York that includes penalties worth...
  • Only in Europe: Belgian court forces all-girls Jewish school to admit sons of radical anti-Zionist

    01/04/2013 5:55:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1.4.2013 | Eric Owens
    A court in Antwerp, Belgium has ordered a Jewish Orthodox school for girls to admit the sons of an Orthodox Jewish man who is radically anti-Zionist. The Belgian judge gave the “Bnos Yerushalayim” school five days to admit Moshe Aryeh Friedman’s two sons, 11-year-old Yaakov and seven-year-old Yosef, reports Ynet, a popular Israeli news website. The school, which is expected to appeal the ruling, had argued that Orthodox Judaism requires boys and girls to be educated separately. It also noted that the building has no restrooms for males. The judge discounted these objections. If the school doesn’t comply, it will...
  • Bardot: Save Elephants, or I'll Go to Russia too

    01/04/2013 5:54:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Jan 2013
    French cinema legend Brigitte Bardot on Friday threatened to follow Gérard Depardieu to Russia unless two elephants under threat of being put down are granted a reprieve. Depardieu the Russian praises 'democracy' (04 Jan 13) Putin makes Depardieu Russian citizen (03 Jan 13) Bardot leaps to Depardieu's defence (19 Dec 12) In a surreal twist to the saga over Depardieu's move into tax exile, the veteran animal rights campaigner said she would emulate his request for Russian nationality unless authorities intervened to save Baby and Nepal. The two elephants face being put down because they have been diagnosed with tuberculosis...
  • He's Back: Alan Grayson Accuses Republicans of Terrorism on First Day of New Congress

    01/04/2013 5:54:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it, Alan Grayson is back in Congress. Yes, the same Alan Grayson who called his 2010 congressional opponent Dan Webster (who he lost to) "Taliban Dan" and the same guy who said Republicans want people to "die quickly" on the House floor in 2009. In November, Grayson regained his position in Congress due to redistricting. Yesterday, just hours after the 113th Congress officially started, Grayson was on MSNBC accusing Republicans of legislative terrorism because you know, new tone or something.  "Well, they say it's a device for them to extract concessions that they have otherwise be...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-4-13

    01/04/2013 5:53:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-4-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Piecing Together a Tax Plan’s Effects (we've been had)

    01/04/2013 5:45:25 PM PST · by Kennard · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 2, 2013 | RON LIEBER
    It is tempting for people who earn less than $400,000 to think that they got off easy this week under the tax deal to end the fiscal impasse, given that only those with incomes above that level will be in a higher income tax bracket in 2013. But the legislation that both houses of Congress have now approved could increase taxes on people with incomes that are not quite that high as well. That’s because the bill includes language that begins to do what both President Obama and Mitt Romney proposed at various points in the past: Limit certain tax...
  • Dave Grossman: First-Person Shooter Videogames Should be Banned

    01/04/2013 5:43:51 PM PST · by Katechon · 306 replies
    January 4 | Katechon
    The first juvenile mass-murder happened for the FIRST TIME in recorded human history in the late 1970s, in California. In 500 years of gun-powder combat, not once had a juvenile committed multiple homicide. We had a couple in the 1980s, and now it's out of control. So what happened? It's Pavlog Dog, said Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Grossman: our youth is being conditioned from childhood by videogames to be "First-Person Shooters, (FPS) and to associate killing, human death and suffering with reward and pleasure. Videogames are not "games"; they are mass-murder simulators, Grossman says. Our kids are being wired...
  • u.l.t.r.a.v.a.n.i.t.y - listening to FZ tonight

    01/04/2013 5:40:36 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 76 replies
    01 04 2013
    Apostrophe
  • Minister: 'Give Children the Vote'

    01/04/2013 5:36:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Local ^ | 4 Jan 13
    A German minister is calling for children to be given the vote, it was reported on Thursday. He said that excluding the country's 13 million under-18s was "absurd", triggering a backlash from other politicians. Dirk Niebel, Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development told the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ), "We must give children a voice - in elections as well." The current age limit on voting in Germany is 18 which, he said, was "completely inappropriate" although he was not specific about when he wanted children to be given suffrage. On a practical level, the Free Democrat (FDP) politician said that...
  • DNA Solves Cold Case Months After Killer Dies

    01/04/2013 5:34:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 4 Jan 13
    German police who last year solved a murder case from 43 years ago, using modern DNA analysis found that the culprit died of natural causes - just months after giving them the crucial evidence. The 1970 case of a woman found murdered a few metres from her parents' home in Flensburg in Schleswig Holstein had mystified police for decades, the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported on Friday. Now, with the help of modern techniques, police said they had identified the culprit almost exactly 43 years to the day after the 20-year-old victim was found in a wood alongside a rail goods...
  • Swedes to Get Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Day

    01/04/2013 5:30:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 4 Jan 13
    Top Swedish politicians and Raoul Wallenberg's own sister on Thursday introduced an official memorial day for the "great Swede", who saved 100,000 people from the Holocaust in Budapest during World War 2, citing the need to fight today's anti-Semitism and its modern "anti-Islam kin". 'Give Wallenberg an annual day': minister (4 Aug 12) Wallenberg death still 'shrouded in mystery' (3 Aug 12) Obama honours Raoul Wallenberg's legacy (20 Apr 12) In an opinion article published on Friday in the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper, Wallenberg's sister Nina Lagergren, Culture Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, and United Nation's Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson lead...
  • Rep. Scott Perry votes against Sandy Relief bill (New Tea Party Congressman)

    01/04/2013 5:29:54 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 33 replies
    The Patriot News ^ | January 4, 2013 | Jeff Frantz
    New U.S. Rep. Scott Perry went to Washington saying he wanted to hold the line on government spending, even when it wasn't popular. On his second day in office, Perry proved he wasn't just talking. He voted against a $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy. Perry was one of 67 House members to vote against the bill. When a broader relief measure failed to pass he House in the closing days the last session, Northeastern politicians on both sides of the aisle blasted the delay, most...
  • Bill to DeFund Planned Parenthood Re-Introduced in New Congress

    01/04/2013 5:27:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn has officially re-introduced legislation to de-fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood. With Mike Pence now in Indiana, Blackburn is heading up the effort on the Capitol Hill to protect the unborn. Blackburn informed LifeNews today that she has introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act (H.R. 61), which would stop the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from providing federal family planning assistance under Title X to abortion businesses until they certify they won’t provide and refer for abortions. The reintroduction of this legislation in the 113th Congress is similar to legislation Pence introduced in...
  • Your Answer When They Come For Your Guns

    01/04/2013 5:21:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 4, 2013 | Gordan Runyan
    I have previously written here and here about appropriate tactics for patriots to take (including Christian patriots) when we come to the realization that the current government of our land is tyrannical, and moving in the direction of further, more intensive despotism. I’d like to add another tactic to that list today; and, that tactic is deception. I realize that as soon as I suggest that deception is an appropriate tool for the opposition of tyrants, I’m going to lose some of my fellow Christians. However, I beg a patient audience, as I will later try to show that the...
  • James Carville: Hillary Clinton haters ‘inhumane’

    01/04/2013 5:15:40 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    James Carville: Hillary Clinton haters ‘inhumane’ By: Kevin Cirilli January 4, 2013 05:57 PM EST James Carville slammed the “inhumane, idiotic” critics who questioned the legitimacy of Hillary Clinton’s recent head injury and said it was “duly noted” inside Clinton-land. “What kind of human being is going to think like that with everything going on with concussions, head injuries? The fact the woman was dehydrated from the fact that she’d been overseas so much — I just don’t know, and some of these people I know and I get along with,” Carville said Friday in a CNN interview. The former...
  • Friday Night Dump: CBO Admits Error, Now Expects Another $600 Billion In Deficits..

    01/04/2013 5:13:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Two weeks ago, when we commented on the biggest farce in financial thinking at the time (promptly replaced by the even more lunatic platinum coin "idea"), namely that one of the main "spending cut" proposals of the Obama administration, amounting to $290 billion, was the assertion that the US will save hundreds of billions because, get this, interest rates are now lower than they were before. We commented as follows:
  • Good Guys With Guns

    01/04/2013 5:02:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January, 4, 2013 | Ashley Herzog
    The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. That statement, from NRA president Wayne LaPierre, was immediately turned into a laugh line by the press, deemed everything from “deadly spin” to “delusional” to “paranoid.” The New York Daily News proclaimed that anti-gun cranks—oops, I mean “mental health experts”—who had never met LaPierre had diagnosed him as crazy. As someone who went to journalism school and has worked in media for years, I’m used to this. Left-leaning editors and reporters declare what “everyone” knows and “everyone” thinks, while pretending to be...
  • America's Disabled Recovery: 28,705,000 on Disability

    01/04/2013 4:56:34 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 24 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/04/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their monthly jobs report. Now for the BLS Boogie. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 155,000 workers last month following a revised 161,000 advance in November that was greater than initially estimated. The unemployment rate printed at 7.8% which is up from 7.7% in November but the same as the UPWARDLY REVISED print of 7.8%. U6 partial unemployment printed at 14.4%. Labor force participation remained at 63.6%. And the civilian employment to population ratio fell to 58.6, still stuck are 1983 levels. That’s a lot of people for the 58.6% to support! The number of...
  • Nicolas Sarkozy ordered the assassination of Hugo Chavez

    01/04/2013 4:53:56 PM PST · by SteelToe · 27 replies
    Voltaire Net ^ | January 3, 2013
    The Venezuelan Minister of Correctional Services, Iris Varela, has announced on her Twitter account the expulsion of a French citizen known as Frédéric Laurent Bouquet, December 29, 2012 Mr. Bouquet (photo) had been arrested in Caracas on June 18, 2009, with three Dominican nationals in possession of an arsenal. In the apartment he had acquired, forensic police seized 500 grams of C4 explosives, 14 assault rifles including 5 with telescopic lenses, 5 with laser sighting and one with a silencer, special cables, 11 electronic detonators, 19,721 cartridges of different calibers, 3 machine guns, 4 hand guns of different calibers, 11...
  • The nightmare that woke me [false flag?]

    01/04/2013 4:53:55 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 23 replies
    self | 1/4/13 | NewJerseyJoe
    This nightmare thought woke me in the wee hours the other night .... Can you imagine if a certain someone staged a certain attempted act on himself (or on one of his cronies, willingly or not)? The act would be staged to be unsuccessful -- perhaps a close call -- and he would use it as his clarion call to carry out a certain action on his agenda.Even more: imagine if he staged it to coincide with the annual Right-to-Life march, to pin it on pro-lifers -- to proverbially "kill two birds with one stone." And his lapdog leftist media...
  • A Good Prison Name For Conservatives Living Under A Liberal Warden

    01/04/2013 4:50:56 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-4-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Random thought of the day...or maybe not given all the fiscal cliff nonsense.
  • Woman deported after winning Arizona casino jackpot

    01/04/2013 4:49:20 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 31 replies
    Yahoo news - odd news ^ | 01/04/2012 | unknown author
    Mirna Valenzuela took a trip to Tucson, Arizona’s Casino del Sol Resort with her daughter Zamira Osorio, and hit a $1200 jackpot win. But the lucky win turned unlucky very quickly when events led to Valenzuela’s deportation to Mexico. Federal law requires that winners of $1200 or more show identification for tax purposes.
  • Ex-CIA Officer: Yes, Harsh Interrogations Helped Us Nail Bin Laden

    01/04/2013 4:48:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Guy Benson
    This doesn't quite qualify as breaking news for those who tracked the extraordinary labyrinth of intelligence that emerged in the days following the 2011 Abbottabad raid, but the subject of US interrogation policy is again generating controversy in advance of the release of 'Zero Dark Thirty,' a film that dramatizes the bin Laden mission.  Writing in today's Washington Post, a former top CIA counter-terrorism officer sets the record straight on what measures were, and were not, employed to help bring down the world's most infamous terrorist.  Jose Rodriguez -- who made headlines last year when his book exposed Nancy Pelosi's...
  • Serial Killer Murdered Nicole Brown Simpson, New Documentary Claims

    01/04/2013 4:41:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dan Harris
    A convicted serial killer currently on death row killed O.J. Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, a new documentary claims. "My Brother the Serial Killer" claims Glen Rogers was behind the 1994 murders that made nationwide headlines. The documentary, which airs Nov. 21 on Investigation Discovery, includes a candid interview with Rogers' brother, Clay. "I'm absolutely certain that my brother killed Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman," Clay Rogers told the filmmakers. Glen Rogers was arrested six weeks after Simpson, the famous football player and Brown's ex-husband, was acquitted of the murders. Police claimed Rogers went on...
  • George Soros 'likes' Facebook with $10 million Investment

    01/04/2013 4:40:14 PM PST · by Old Sarge · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 05 JAN 2013 | Louise Armitstead
    At last, here’s the sort of friend Facebook needs. George Soros, the legendary investor, has revealed he spent around $10.6m buying 341,000 shares in the social networking site in the second quarter. The new investment by the billionaire, which was revealed in a regulatory filing by Soros Fund Management for his holdings at the end of June, is contrary to move of other investors who have been rapidly “defriending” Facebook ever since it listed in May. Shares in Facebook, which was one of the biggest listing in history and one of the worst performing, have plunged by almost 50pc from...
  • FAIL of the Day—-Twenty-five Percent of the Journal News’ Rockland County Gun-Map not Accurate

    01/04/2013 4:28:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Rockland Times ^ | 1/04/13 | DYLAN SKRILOFF
    The intentions of the Journal News’ editorial board in publishing a highly controversial “interactive gun map” are further occluded by an inconvenient fact. According to Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato, in Rockland County a large number of the names and addresses on the map are not even correct. Piperato said, “I’d figure about 25 percent of the addresses are not accurate.” He explained that when persons change their address or pass away it is supposed to be reported to the County Clerk’s office, but the county has no means to vigorously enforce this regulation. Thus pistol permit and other permit...
  • NAACP Shamefully Plays Race Card With Tea Party Conservative Senator Tim Scott

    01/04/2013 4:26:18 PM PST · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Racism: The once-proud NAACP has dissed a new African-American Republican senator as a token who knows nothing about civil rights because, well, he's a Republican — unlike, say, Democrats who opposed the Civil Rights Act. NAACP President Ben Jealous made the claim Wednesday concerning Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. — the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction and the first black GOP senator since 1979, when Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts retired. Indeed, Scott is only the seventh African-American ever to serve in the chamber. Jealous based his claim on Scott receiving an "F" on an NAACP scorecard of...
  • Connecticut lawmaker wants names of gun owners to be made public

    01/04/2013 4:17:55 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 04, 2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Lawmakers in Connecticut – still stunned from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting – are moving forward with legislation that could make public the names and addresses of 170,000 handgun permit holders in the state. The measure, introduced by state Rep. Stephen Dargan, is the latest effort to clamp down on guns in Connecticut. If passed, the bill would reverse a 20-year decision by state lawmakers to keep the personal information confidential. The legislation would make the information fair game under the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Dargan told FoxNews.com on Friday the measure was not intended to pit gun...
  • FBI releases files on late "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace

    01/04/2013 4:17:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    CBS News/ ^ | January 4, 2013, 5:59 PM | Sara Dover
    The FBI has released its files on the late "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace, detailing their scrutiny of a 1970 trip Wallace took to Cuba. There is also an investigation of a threatening letter sent to Wallace in 1977 by a World War II veteran titled "Communist Control of the Press." The files were dug up from the bureau's records vault and were requested via the Freedom of Information Act. Read the documents here. Wallace died on April 7, 2012, at the age of 93 and was widely recognized for his aggressive style in television interviews. In the summer of...
  • To Thank a Thief

    01/04/2013 4:16:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Fritz Pfister
    For the con man to get you to willingly hand over your possessions he must deceive your heart and mind that he cares about you. The success of the con man is sealed when the victim thanks him for taking advantage of them. Exactly what happened when the people reelected Barack Obama. Not only did the masses reward him with another four years to plunder their possessions they now thank him with a 56% job approval rating. How could Obama succeed in such a grand deception? The steady and methodical manipulation of reality. In 2008 Obama convinced a war weary...
  • Sandy victim needs more than hugs from Obama to rebuild along Jersey Shore

    01/04/2013 4:15:28 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 04, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    After President Obama wrapped her in a well-publicized embrace, Donna Vanzant became the face of a promise of “immediate” assistance from the federal government in the days after superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast. But as Vanzant battled with her insurance company for the funds to rebuild her Jersey Shore marina, she had another brush with the commander-in-chief that left her feeling less confident in Washington's efforts. After sending an email to the White House asking for the federal government to make good on its promise to help, Vanzant received a form letter that never answered her questions. “It had...
  • Inmates using newspaper's gun owner map to threaten guards, sheriff says (Rockland County)

    01/04/2013 4:14:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/04/13
    Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards. Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News' decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger. "They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That's not acceptable to me," Falco said, according to Newsday.
  • MONUMENTAL INTERVIEW: 'We Run This Country, Not You!'

    01/04/2013 4:10:15 PM PST · by Jayster · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/4/2013 | Fox News
    Hurricane Sandy victim Scott McGrath unloaded on President Obama and Washington elites in an interview with Neil Cavuto today on "Your World." Here are some great quotes from Scott McGrath. Full Transcript to follow McGrath: 'This country is in debt. We are so eager to help other countries that we forget our own people.' 'They have to change this and cut out the pork. We can't accept it if it's gonna put us in more debt down the road.' 'A quick fix is not gonna help us....in the long run I don't want to be paying more taxes down the...
  • In suburbs of L.A., a cottage industry of birth tourism

    01/04/2013 4:10:15 PM PST · by dennisw · 9 replies
    latimes. ^ | January 3, 2013 | c chang
    USA Baby Care's website makes no attempt to hide why the company's clients travel to Southern California from China and Taiwan. It's to give birth to an American baby. "Congratulations! Arriving in the U.S. means you've already given your child a surefire ticket for winning the race," the site says in Chinese. "We guarantee that each baby can obtain a U.S. passport and related documents." That passport is just the beginning of a journey that will lead some of the children back to the United States to take advantage of free public schools and low-interest student loans, as the website...
  • The Obamacare Hit to GDP

    01/04/2013 4:08:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    I have seen Fiscal Cliff analysis written from two perspectives 1. Republicans Caved In2. Democrats Caved In Theory number 1 (Mine and others) says Congress punted the ball and Republicans waived the white flag. Given that virtually nothing has been done about the deficit, I fail to see how there can possibly be any debate on this. Yet there is. Theory number 2 (primarily liberals) still blames Bush for the "Bush Era" tax cuts, while moaning about spending cuts that did not happen, and bitching that not enough tax hikes occurred on the wealthy. Curiously, the "Bush Era" tax cuts...
  • Dianne Feinstein wants to get to the bottom of torture depictions in “Zero Dark Thirty”

    01/04/2013 4:07:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 1/03/13 | Katy St. Clair
    **SNIP** “Investigators will examine whether the spy agency gave the filmmakers ‘inappropriate’ access to secret material,” a person “familiar with the matter” told Huffpo. Senate Dems say that the use of torture in this case is factually incorrect.
  • On First Day, Democrats Propose Eight Anti-Gun Bills

    01/04/2013 4:04:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/13 | Ben Shapiro
    With the left looking for its next big cause, Congressional Democrats have latched onto the Sandy Hook massacre as an opportunity to push gun control. Yesterday alone, eight new bills were introduced relating to gun control. Two conservative bills were introduced relating to ending “gun free zones” under federal law. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) led the way with four bills introduced. Her husband was shot to death in 1993 and her son was severely injured when Colin Ferguson, a mentally unstable black militant (he spent time in his apartment chanting, “all the black people killing all the white people”), shot...
  • Tea Party Establishes Congressional Advocacy Team

    01/04/2013 3:58:47 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 10 replies
    TheTeaParty.net ^ | January 4, 2013
    Grassroots group forms first ever Tea Party advocacy group, including former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, conservative activists Niger Innis and Bob Adams, to push for smaller government on Capitol Hill...