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  • B16's Epiphany Gifts: Rings, Miters and Croziers

    01/06/2013 1:15:36 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | January 6, 2013 | Rocco Palmo
    Continuing a JPII tradition he was initially loath to pick up, this morning again saw the Pope mark Epiphany by ordaining a new crop of bishops, the crop of four headlined by the elevation of his longtime personal secretary, now Archbishop Georg Gänswein, who Benedict XVI has made his ultimate gatekeeper by naming the 56 year-old German as prefect of the Papal Household. Two of the other new archbishops – the Nigerian Fortunatus Nwachukwu, 52, and the Genovese Nicolas Thevenin, 54 – will respectively serve as papal nuncio in Nicaragua and Guatemala, while the Italian Angelo Vincenzo Zani, 62, will...
  • NFL Wild Card Playoffs Live Thread--January 5-6, 2013

    01/06/2013 1:14:40 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 87 replies
    Me | Sunday, January 6, 2013
    Go Redskins! By the way, today is Ray Lewis' last home game in Baltimore.
  • Dangerous old men in history....stay off their lawns.

    01/06/2013 1:02:44 PM PST · by Lowell1775 · 19 replies
    web links ^ | variety | Variety
    We all remember the famous line delivered by the fictional Walt Kowalski played by Clint Eastwood. Walt, was a recently widowed UAW worker and Korean War veteran. Delivered from behind a freshly charged and precisely aimed M-1 Garand to a trespassing Asian gang member rolling in Walt's begonias' one night.....it definitely got the point across. As Walt would say later to three other wayward "utes" picking on a young girl as he calmly leveled his M1911 at them with a sneer....."Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn't have f#$ked with? That's me." Such men...
  • Dance Like Nobody's Watching

    01/06/2013 1:01:50 PM PST · by rocky50 · 24 replies
    The Girl Is Having Fun At Airport(Video)
  • Cult of Personality: Who comes to mind?

    01/06/2013 1:01:35 PM PST · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 6, 2012 | Dan Miller
    North Korea, Venezuela and other countries have them. Instead of freedom they provide a benevolent hero to worship.The leader of a cult of personality has real power in his own right and/or is a front for others, some of whom are expendable if they might diminish the perceived glory of the leader. That happens frequently in North Korea. Officials once thought necessary to enhance the cult leader's glory are dismissed, sometimes with "extreme prejudice," when they come to be seen as posing dangers to his continued ascension to greater glory. Sometimes personality cults morph into secular religions. North Korea has...
  • Obama's Vacation by the Numbers

    01/06/2013 1:00:29 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies
    <p>Obama played FIVE rounds of golf with SEVEN different partners, spending roughly THIRTY hours on TWO different courses on Oahu.</p> <p>The president made FIVE early morning trips to the gym at the nearby Marine Base at Kaneohe Bay.</p> <p>The First Family spent TWO afternoons enjoying the beach on the base and went for ONE hike to a local waterfall.</p>
  • VANITY: Suggestions for best places in Nevada for low income retirement

    01/06/2013 12:55:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    January 7, 2013 | BenLurkin
    Some small city with high speed internet and a large enough lot to have a large "Kitchen garden".....but not living next door to a pit-bull puppy mill or anything like that....
  • Watch An All-Robot Band Rock Out To "Ace of Spades"

    01/06/2013 12:45:38 PM PST · by zeestephen · 19 replies
    now.msn.com ^ | 06 January 2013
    "Compressorhead" rehearsing for an upcoming gig at The Big Day Out Festival - Drummer has four arms
  • Cameraman And Hungry Polar Bear

    01/06/2013 12:43:56 PM PST · by navysealdad · 24 replies
    Terrifying moment a wildlife cameraman stared into the jaws of a hungry polar bear in the middle of the frozen Arctic. (VIDEO)
  • Credit - Out of Control Debt

    01/06/2013 12:42:29 PM PST · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    USA.gov ^ | 1/6/13 | USA.gov
    Counseling services are available to help people budget money and pay bills. Credit unions, Cooperative Extension offices, military family service centers and religious organizations are among those that may offer free or low-cost credit counseling.Local, nonprofit agencies that provide educational programs on money management and help in developing debt payment plans operate under the name Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS). They are members of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC).
  • Oklahoma Should Feel Pride About New House Speaker

    01/06/2013 12:37:59 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 17 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 01-06-2013 | The Oklahoman Editorial
    Oklahoma should feel pride about new House speaker.. The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: January 6, 2013 IN 1908, A.C. Hamlin, R-Guthrie, became the first black man elected to the Oklahoma Legislature. On Tuesday, another black Republican, state Rep. T.W. Shannon of Lawton, will formally become speaker of the House during an organizational session. Shannon stresses policy and conservative ideology rather than race, but as the first black Oklahoma House speaker — and only black Republican leading a legislative chamber in the country — he'll get national attention reflecting positively on Oklahoma. The same can't be said of reaction to Hamlin's...
  • AZ:Former Senator Offers Better Alternative to Gun Turn In

    01/06/2013 12:36:29 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    On January 8th, the City of Tucson is creating some political theater to delegitimize armed citizens. These events are described by the irrational term “buy back” when the government never owned the firearms in the first place. In Arizona, a courageous former state senator, Frank Antenorei, is turning the tables on the politically correct anti-freedom organizers. Instead of victimizing widows who often turn in valuable property for a pittance, he will be offering cash to those who want to get rid of their guns, but do not know how valuable they are. This is perfectly legal in Arizona, just as...
  • Al Gore Has Uncomfortable Past With The Tobacco Industry (Flashback to '96)

    01/06/2013 12:33:24 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 09/04/1996 | Joan Beck
    Those delegates to the National Democratic Convention who were moved to tears by Vice President Al Gore's poignant story about his sister's death from lung cancer might not have been so misty-eyed if they knew about Gore's long and profitable relationship with tobacco. --snip-- He and his family made money by raising tobacco on their Tennessee farm for years - profiting from a product that killed lots of other people's sisters and husbands and parents and brothers and friends in a particularly vicious and cruel way. They didn't stop when the surgeon general issued his sharp warning linking tobacco with...
  • India wary as Turkey set to broker Afghanistan-Taliban peace

    01/06/2013 12:32:26 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Times of India ^ | January 6, 2013 | Indrani BagchiIndrani Bagchi
    Turkey is emerging as the new player in the unfolding Afghanistan peace process. As Afghanistan and Pakistan work on a peace roadmap, with the active assistance and blessings of London and Washington, Turkey has stepped in, even offering to host senior Taliban leaders released by Pakistan for reconciliation talks with the Afghan government. Although India is not part of the deal, India will be deeply affected by the outcome of whatever political process is implemented in Afghanistan. And with a strong presence on the ground in Afghanistan, India will be keen to ensure its own red lines about the accommodation...
  • Newborn Cat Fight [video]

    01/06/2013 12:23:32 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Never too early for sibling rivalry.
  • Wall Street cheers "cliff" deal, but only for now

    01/06/2013 12:17:05 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-5-13 | STEVE ROTHWELL
    When lawmakers delivered a long-delayed, last-minute agreement on the budget, Wall Street celebrated. And it would be easy to think that the surge in the Dow the following day meant that investors had put their concerns about Washington's political gridlock behind them. The Dow Jones industrial average surged on the news, but that doesn't mean the volatility is over. In fact, there could be more turmoil in the market soon because decisions on cutting the federal budget deficit have been put off until March, when the government will reach its borrowing limit. Republicans have already said they will demand cuts...
  • Amid sanctions, Penn State's seniors salvaged season

    01/06/2013 12:11:16 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 58 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 1-5-13 | Scott Brown
    Amid sanctions, Penn State's seniors salvaged season By Scott Brown Published: Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11:55 p.m. Updated 15 hours ago Coach Bill O‘Brien often can‘t say enough about the role Penn State‘s seniors played in leading the Nittany Lions to an improbable 8-4 record this past season. But two key words offer the simplest explanation of why this senior class will go down as perhaps the most important in Penn State football history: “Charlie Mike.” That is military shorthand for the initials C.M., which stand for “Continue Mission.” Following an inspirational speech from a former Nittany Lion and Navy...
  • Obama's Historic Easing of Sanctions Dramatically Increases Abuse by Castro

    01/06/2013 12:10:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/6/13 | Brandon Darby
    Cuba was singled out by Human Rights Watch in 2011 as being the only Latin American country that represses virtually all forms of political dissent. It is difficult to understand how such tyranny could get worse. Both Reuters and the Miami Herald report that Cuban Security agents broke their previous records of government political repression in 2012 with 6,602 confirmed detentions of political dissidents. In 2011 there were 4,123 confirmed political arrests which was even higher than the 2,704 arrests from 2010. Both Reuters and the Miami Herald based their data on a 2012 year-end report from the Cuban Committee...
  • The Tax Man Takes Aim At The World's Wealthy

    01/06/2013 12:10:23 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 06 Jan 2013 | Anita Huslin
    As 2013 begins with wealthy Americans in line for bigger tax bills, they're not alone. Tax fairness takes the spotlight worldwide this year, as cash-strapped governments look to impose more of the burden on well-heeled companies, individuals and institutions, and to catch and punish tax cheaters. This week, as the U.S. Congress averted a plunge off the fiscal precipice, British Prime Minister David Cameron sent a letter to leaders of the Group of Eight countries that make up about half of the world's economic output. Cameron is incoming president of the G-8 and says corporate tax evasion is on his...
  • Emancipation and Tyranny

    01/06/2013 12:08:03 PM PST · by morethanright · 4 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-06 12:46:52 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) told the Daily Caller that President Obama should be given the power to raise the nation's debt ceiling without congressional authority. Citing Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, Davis said, "Sometimes when we've gotten great answers is when presidents have had enough authority to take some actions. I mean, remember that we just celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and if Abraham Lincoln had not had the power, authority and the will to make that decision, we may have gone on with the war that was going to last several additional...