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  • Al Jazeera acquisition to 'compete with CNN and BBC'

    01/05/2013 2:46:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/05/13
    She compares the US to Qatar: "Al Jazeera doesn't generate revenue now anyway, it is a cost to the Qatari government, it's not a commercial decision, it's a very long term decision from an oil rich state." She continues: "Al Jazeera wishes to compete with CNN and the BBC...it presents a different perspective on the Arab Israeli conflict."
  • Lapid : If Livni Stays Out of Coalition, So will

    01/05/2013 2:31:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    Yesh Atid (Future) chairman Yair Lapid shot down on Saturday the idea of forming an anti-Likud bloc with Labor and Tzipi Livni's party, but then gave it his conditional consent. The idea was floated Friday night by Livni in a live Channel 2 television appearance, then seconded by MK Shelly Yechimovich, who heads Labor. .... Lapid wrote on his Facebook page that he would meet Yechimovich and Livni, but added, "I have no interest in joining a 'blocking bloc' because it is not my habit to boycott people and parties." "In the meeting, I will suggest to them that, in...
  • Catholic churches set ablaze in Austria and France

    01/05/2013 2:22:20 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    cna ^ | January 4, 2013
    Vienna, Austria, Jan 4, 2013 / 02:08 pm (CNA).- Several Catholic churches in Europe were reportedly set on fire in the days before Christmas, raising concerns of vandalism motivated by an opposition to Christianity.   The Observatory on the Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe reported that three churches were burned in Austria on Dec. 23, while a Nativity scene was burned at a church in France on December 18.   In the small Austrian town of Amstetten, three churches were set aflame, with one being severely damaged. The alleged suspect – a young man – was interrogated by...
  • Ed Martin, St. Louis lawyer and GOP activist, elected new chairman of Missouri Republican Party

    01/05/2013 2:14:24 PM PST · by Optimist · 18 replies
    St Louis Beacon ^ | 01/05/2013 | Jo Mannies
    St. Louis lawyer Ed Martin, who lost his GOP bid this fall for Missouri attorney general, came roaring back Saturday by getting elected as the new chairman of the Missouri Republican Party. Martin narrowly defeated current chairman David Cole, 34-32, on the second round of balloting by the 68-member state GOP committee, sources say. Two members apparently were absent during the voting, which took place at a hotel in Columbia, Mo. The third contender for the post, outgoing state Sen. Jane Cunningham of Chesterfield, was out of the running after garnering only seven votes on the first ballot, which saw...
  • Lost My FR Sidebars and Can't Scroll Down Again!!!

    01/05/2013 2:13:21 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 100 replies
    FR | 1/5/13 | me
    Lost my sidebars and scrolling down again!! It was fine just a moment ago!
  • Obama wants action on government's borrowing limit [people in Hell want ice water]

    01/05/2013 2:09:36 PM PST · by upchuck · 23 replies
    Yahoo/Ass Press ^ | Saturday, January 5, 2013 | MATTHEW DALY
    ... With one crisis for the short term [fiscal cliff], Obama faces new battles in Congress over raising the country's $16.4 trillion borrowing limit, as well as more than $100 billion in automatic spending cuts for the military and domestic programs which were delayed by two months under the compromise. Lawmakers promise to replace those across-the-board cuts with more targeted steps that could take longer to implement. Obama, speaking from Hawaii, where he is on vacation with his family, said he is willing to consider more spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit. But he said he "will...
  • Church of England to allow homosexual bishops in civil partnerships

    01/05/2013 2:06:47 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | January 5, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    There is a story at CNA/EWTN that made me chuckle a little.What for what is wrong with this (including the terminology). London, England, Jan 4, 2013 / 06:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church of England has decided to permit gay male clergy in civil partnerships to become bishops, provided that they promise to be celibate. [First, let's work to get Catholic news services to stop playing into the hands of the homosexualists by using the word "gay". Next, do they mean "celibate" (unmarried) or "continent" (not sexually active)?]“The House (of Bishops) believed it would be unjust to exclude from consideration...
  • Political equation: Does Barack Obama + Muslim Brotherhood = Obama administration? (Video)

    01/05/2013 2:04:11 PM PST · by thepoliticalcom · 14 replies
    The Political Commentator ^ | January 5, 2013 | Michael Haltman
    In addition to the domestic, foreign policy and national security missteps of the Obama administration, Muslim Brotherhood infiltration could be the biggest miscue of all! It's a story that represents the danger that faces a country when the unbridled hunger for political power of one party along with the media's desire for political access coupled with their political ideology will permit stories that may threaten our national security to remain uninvestigated and of course unreported. In other words is the Democrat Party and MSM desire to hold on to power in Washington so great that it cansupersede any look...
  • Normalizing Pedophilia

    01/05/2013 2:00:50 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | January 5, 2013 12:59 P.M. | By Wesley J. Smith
    Decadence is on the march! And now, a defense of pedophilia as just another “sexual orientation” has been published in the mainstream left wing UK newspaper The Guardian.  From, “Paedophilia: Bringing Dark Desires Into the Light:” Paedophiles may be wired differently. This is radical stuff. But there is a growing conviction, notably in Canada, that paedophilia should probably be classified as a distinct sexual orientation, like heterosexuality or homosexuality. Two eminent researchers testified to that effect to a Canadian parliamentary commission last year, and the Harvard Mental Health Letter of July 2010 stated baldly that paedophilia “is a sexual orientation”...
  • GOP scrambles to fix its primary problem (by stacking the deck against Conservatives)

    01/05/2013 1:50:07 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | January 4, 2013 | Jonathan Martin
    The disastrous 2012 election and embarrassing fiscal cliff standoff has brought forth one principal conclusion from establishment Republicans: They have a primary problem. The intra-party contests, or threat thereof, have become the original sin that explains many of the partys woes in the minds of GOP leaders. Its the primaries that push their presidential nominees far to the right (see self-deportation and 47 percent); produce lackluster Senate candidates (Todd Akin has almost become a one-word shorthand); and, as seen most vividly in the last two weeks, dissuade scores of gerrymandered House members from face-saving compromise while politically emasculating their speaker....
  • 911 Caller with Gun in Home Invasion (spoiler alert - happy ending)

    01/05/2013 1:48:44 PM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-2013
    Several complaints about this stalker. Police can do nothing. He finally decides to break in and tries to choke her. Whoops. In DC, she would be dead. One more victory for the good side. THIS IS WHY EVERY WOMAN SHOULD BE ARMED AND EVERY HOMEOWNER SHOULD BE ARMED
  • Electrostatic Discharge

    01/05/2013 1:41:41 PM PST · by navysealdad · 24 replies
    Know what not to do when testing for Electrostatic discharge Don't worry, it's just Electrostatic Discharge!!(VIDEO)
  • 3-D Printing: Technology May Bring New Industrial Revolution

    01/05/2013 1:40:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 01/04/2013 | Marcel Rosenbach and Christian Schle
    3-D printing technology, used industrially for the last few decades, is poised to break into the mass market. Its endless and swiftly developing possibilitiesfrom entrepreneurial manufacturing to the potential sculpting of human organscould become the next industrial revolution. Assembling, screwing together, adhering, weldingall these processes are rendered obsolete when even the most complex shapes can be produced by a single machine using this casting technique. The end result can be an artificial hip, a hearing aid, a cell phone case, customized footwear or even the Urbee, a prototype car that has been making a splash. The only limits...
  • THE PERILS OF CIVIL RELIGION (Awesome read!)

    01/05/2013 1:39:07 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Shirt of Flame ^ | January 5, 2013 | HEATHER KING
     As I contemplated Shin Dong-hyuk and his escape from North Korea last week, I also happened to be reading Ralph C. Woods’ Flannery O’Connor and the Christ-Haunted South--an unintentionally apropos pairing. One of Wood’s main theses is that O’Connor--the novelist, short story writer, and devout Catholic--preferred the excesses of fundamentalism, which at least takes God seriously enough to take him literally, to the bland “civil religion” practiced by most Americans, including most Catholics. "O’Connor discerned that something deadly had occurred when national identity had been made to trump religious faith”… “[Her] objection to a blithe indifferentism concerning truth and error,...
  • The Left Shows Its True, Violent Colors

    01/05/2013 1:30:55 PM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 70 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 January 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    It isnt entirely true that, as Lord Acton said, Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Its often the case that power simply allows people the luxury of lowering faades and showing their true colors. A good example is the recent behavior of many on the Left. Commentator Donald Kaul just wrote that he had no problem with guns being pried from their owners cold, dead hands and that Republican leaders should be dragged around a parking lot with a pick-up truck. A European college professor recommended the execution of Climate Change Deniers and the Pope. Closer to home, an...
  • Why are all these recent tragic shootings are happening in blue demo party states?

    01/05/2013 1:27:41 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 17 replies
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  • US soldier's remains come home 62 years after Korean War death

    01/05/2013 1:27:28 PM PST · by Hawk1976 · 10 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | 1/5/12 | reuters
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A U.S. soldier who left his family farm in Tennessee to volunteer for the Korean War is finally coming home more than six decades later to be buried next to his mother and father, authorities said on Friday. With the help of DNA samples provided by his siblings in 2004, the U.S. military identified remains recovered in North Korea as Private First Class Glenn Schoenmann, who was 20 when he died in December 1950. Schoenmann was among the nearly 8,000 U.S. troops unaccounted for from the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 until 1953. His remains are...
  • The HHS Mandate and Judicial Theocracy

    01/05/2013 1:23:12 PM PST · by rhema · 2 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | 1/3/13 | Melissa Moschella
    If we are to preserve our First Amendment rights, judges must refrain from telling plaintiffs challenging the HHS mandate that theyve got their theology wrong.Are judges more competent to determine what a particular religion requires or forbids than that religions own leaders or adherents? Most would think not. Yet thats what two of the recent rulings related to the Health and Human Services contraception, sterilization, and abortion-drug mandate seem to claim. Recently, in Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius, federal district judge Joe Heaton of the western district of Oklahoma ruled against the Greens, the devout Christian owners of Hobby...
  • John Noveske, R.I.P.

    01/05/2013 1:19:31 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    Michael Bane Blog ^ | 5 Jan 2012 | Michael Bane
    I have been informed that John Noveske, master of the AR and the founder of Noveske Rifleworks, was killed in an auto accident yesterday in Oregon. Here is a statement released by Noveske Rifleworks, via Soldier Systems: Noveske Rifleworks would ask you to remember the passing of our founder, John Noveske, who died Friday, January 4th 2013 in an automobile accident. John planned for all eventualities, and wanted to ensure any changes would be as seamless as possible for our customers, dealers, suppliers, employees and friends. While this will be a trying time, we do not expect a change in...
  • We're now one step closer to America's coming civil war

    01/05/2013 1:11:56 PM PST · by HogsBreath · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01-03-013 | Arthur Herman
    The New Year has started with a monstrosity of a budget deal, one that proves that neither political party, Democrats or Republicans, is really serious about controlling the growth of big government. But soap opera dramatics about fiscal "cliffs" and sequestration shouldnt deflect from where President Obama is really taking this country. Consider this story from the Wall Street Journal a few days before Christmas: