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  • Chuck Hagel's Record On Gay Rights

    01/07/2013 7:09:39 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    WaPo via HuffPo (URL link in 1st post below) | 1/7/2013 | Staff
    Chuck Hagel's Record On Gay Rights 1996: ... says he would have voted for the Defense of Marriage Act 1999: ... opposes repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy 2005: ... Hagel calls on the [Nebraska] court to reverse its decidsion, complaining the court had overridden Nebraska voters who opposed gay marriage Chuck Hagel's Apology: Too Little, Too Late Log Cabin Republicans ...
  • Goodbye, Lisa Jackson (And Good Riddance)

    01/07/2013 7:08:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Sometimes, “good riddance” just doesn’t suffice. It is hard to imagine a bureaucrat who has done more comprehensive damage to American interests than Lisa Jackson, the departing head of the Environmental Protection Agency. During her four years as administrator, Jackson has put her radical environmental agenda before the wellbeing of the U.S. economy, the integrity of science, and even the structure of the American political system itself. Start with her regulatory record. Since January 2009, Jackson’s EPA has issued 20 “major” regulations — defined as rules with an economic cost of $100 million or more each year. Incidentally, that $100-million...
  • Opinion on People who illegally park in Disabled Parking Spots

    01/07/2013 7:07:17 AM PST · by BCW · 96 replies
    Indiana Code ^ | 07 JAN 2013 | BCW
    This is what the State of Indiana Code states: IC 5-16-9-5 Violations; Class C infraction and Class C misdemeanor Sec. 5. (a) Any person who parks a motor vehicle which does not have displayed a placard of a person with a physical disability or a disabled veteran, issued under IC 9-14-5 or under the laws of another state, or a registration plate of a person with a physical disability or a disabled veteran, issued under IC 9-18-18, IC 9-18-22, or under the laws of another state, in a parking space reserved under this chapter for a vehicle of a person...
  • Obama could sidestep Congress on gun control

    01/07/2013 7:05:22 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 69 replies
    radioaustralia.net.au ^ | January 7, 2013 | Lisa Millar
    US president Barack Obama is reportedly considering implementing the most comprehensive gun control measures seen in decades. US president Barack Obama is reportedly considering implementing the most comprehensive gun control measures seen in decades. A task force led by vice-president Joe Biden is reportedly considering wide-ranging proposals going well beyond simply reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition. The Washington Post reports that a national data base tracking gun sales, mental health checks, and background checks are all on the table. And in a move that is set to anger opponents of gun control, the taskforce is...
  • For Newly Minted M.B.A.s, a Smaller Paycheck Awaits

    01/07/2013 7:04:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/07/2013 | Ruth Simon
    Like many students, Steve Vonderweidt hoped that a master's degree in business administration would open doors to a new job with a higher paycheck. But now, about eight months after receiving his M.B.A. from the University of Louisville, Mr. Vonderweidt, 36 years old, hasn't been able to find a job in the private sector, and continues to work as an administrator at a social-service agency that helps Louisville residents obtain food stamps, health care and other assistance. He is saddled with about $75,000 in student-loan debt—much of it from graduate school. "It was a really great program," says Mr. Vonderweidt....
  • The “nobody needs” fallacy

    01/07/2013 7:04:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    olegvolk.net ^ | 6 January, 2013 | Oleg Volk
    Does anyone really need old family snapshots? Pictures of your child as a baby, or of your grandparents on their honeymoon have no monetary worth and nearly no practical value. What can you do with them, besides looking every few years. Would you be OK with government taking away by an arbitrary decree? We don’t need apples. Pears are close enough and can be used in the same recipes. Would you be OK with apple growing being prohibited? Nobody needs to read Jonothan Swift. Should the books be destroyed for their supposed advocacy of cannibalism? When we are robbed of...
  • Friday's Unemployment: "Good" Only By "New Normal" Standards

    01/07/2013 6:55:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCM ^ | 01/07/2013 | Louis Woodhill
    The publication of Friday's "Employment Situation" report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) gives us our first opportunity to take stock of the first four years of Barack Obama's presidency. This is because the jobs numbers are the first of the major economic data series to be reported after the end of a period. The jobs numbers are especially illuminating, because the impacts of changes in government policies show up first and fastest in total employment. By way of illustration, total employment peaked in November 2007, but it took until December 2008 for the National Bureau of Economic Research...
  • Pelosi, Van Hollen, Durbin: Americans Still Not Taxed Enough

    01/07/2013 6:55:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2013 | Susan Jones
    Are Democrats done raising taxes on the American people? “No,” says House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “We can raise more revenue,” says Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). And Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says “there are still deductions, credits, special treatments under the tax code which ought to be looked at very carefully.” …
  • Dear Mr. Security Agent: A letter to law enforcement

    01/07/2013 6:54:35 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 227 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | January 7, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Dear Mr. Security Agent, Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years. I sincerely wish that members of Congress—who may soon be voting on new gun control measures—would read this essay, but I realize that’s a pipe dream, considering the impenetrable bubbles around those...
  • Now The FBI Has A Corporate Anti-Fraud Program That Scans Emails For 3,000 Suspicious Phrases

    01/07/2013 6:53:40 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-7-2013 | Linette Lopez
    Now The FBI Has A Corporate Anti-Fraud Program That Scans Emails For 3,000 Suspicious Phrases Linette LopezJanuary 7, 2013 Given how notorious Wall Streeters are for writing embarrassing e-mails that are later used against them in court (see: Libor scandal), they should really take note of this news. The FBI has developed new software that scans e-mails for buzz words and phrases that indicate the sender (and receiver) or said mail are up to no good, the FT reports. There are over 3,000 words and phrases that would raise a red flag in the program. Accounting firm Ernst and Young...
  • Vietnamese Complain As Chinese 3G Comes to Disputed Spratly Islands

    01/07/2013 6:52:37 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 10 replies
    Tech In Asia ^ | 7 January 2013 | Anh-Minh Do
    In the ongoing dispute over the Spratly Islands claimed by China and Vietnam, the latest development is that China is opening up 3G services on the islands, not only to Chinese soldiers but also for the country’s fishermen. The development will be yet another drop of lemon in the souring of Sino-Vietnamese relations in the past year. The Vietnamese government even voiced its complaint on nguyentandung.org, the Vietnamese Prime Minister’s website. The island disputes recently ignited with anti-China protests in May 2011 after Chinese patrol boats attacked two Vietnamese oil exploration ships near the Spratly Islands. Chinese soldiers and fishermen...
  • Defying U.S., Abbas Orders “State of Palestine” Terminology

    01/07/2013 6:49:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    Five weeks after the Obama administration asserted that a United Nations vote on upgrading the Palestinian entity’s status “does not establish that Palestine is a state,” Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday ordered that all references to the Palestinian Authority be changed to the “State of Palestine.” From passports to postage stamps, diplomatic mission titles to official stationery, the name of a state that does not legally exist will replace that of the self-rule administration established under the Oslo Accords, brokered by the Clinton administration in the early 1990s. Abbas issued the decree instructing the change several days after saying during an...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,January 7-11, 2013

    01/07/2013 6:47:29 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | January 7-11,2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • The freedom to live in fear 24/7 )barf alert)

    01/07/2013 6:41:44 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07 jan 2013 | Leonard Pitts
    Here we are, a little over three weeks after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., a little over two weeks after the National Rifle Association said there should henceforth be armed guards at every school, and at least one school system, Marlboro Township in New Jersey, is taking its advice. Under a 90-day pilot program in partnership with local police, students who returned to school last week found their campuses patrolled by armed officers.
  • The Big List of Who Hates Guns

    01/07/2013 6:35:13 AM PST · by patriot08 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/1/12 | Mike Picconi
    Hats off the the NRA-ILA team for compiling this list. Here is what the NRA-ILA team had to say. The following organizations have lent monetary, grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations. In many instances, these organizations lent their name in support of specific campaigns to pass anti-gun legislation such as the March 1995 HCI “Campaign to Protect Sane Gun Laws.” Many of these organizations were listed as “Campaign Partners,” for having pledged to fight any efforts to repeal the Brady Act and the Clinton “assault weapons” ban. All have officially endorsed anti-gun positions. Read more:...
  • NOBEL PRIZE WINNER PAUL KRUGMAN: Obama Must Be Ready To Mint The Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin

    01/07/2013 6:33:46 AM PST · by blam · 49 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-7-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    NOBEL PRIZE WINNER PAUL KRUGMAN: Obama Must Be Ready To Mint The Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin Joe WeisenthalJanuary 7, 2013 The movement to mint a trillion dollar platinum coin gets its biggest backer yet: Paul Krugman. In a new post up titled Be Ready To Mint The Coin he writes: It’s easy to make sententious remarks to the effect that we shouldn’t look for gimmicks, we should sit down like serious people and deal with our problems realistically. That may sound reasonable — if you’ve been living in a cave for the past four years.Given the realities of our political...
  • Your Money at Work: Welfare Cash Spent on Strippers, Booze and Porn Shops

    01/07/2013 6:26:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    If you earn a middle class paycheck like a lot of Americans do, you saw your Social Security taxes increase last week thanks to the so called fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. Considering the system is totally broke, losing that extra cash to the government "lock box" makes you think about where that money, and the rest of your tax dollars are actually going. The New York Post has discovered through an investigation that welfare recipients using EBT cards (which work like debit cards filled with taxpayer money, just swipe and buy)...
  • Son of US Sen. Rand Paul arrested at NC airport

    01/07/2013 6:22:30 AM PST · by BlueBerrier0341 · 36 replies
    wbtv ^ | 1/6/13 | AP
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Police say U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's son was arrested after a flight from Kentucky to North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer reports http://bit.ly/13cI8me 19-year-old William Hilton Paul was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and charged with alcohol-related offenses.
  • Night of the Long Knives -er- Par Fives: Remembering THE BONER FOUR

    01/07/2013 6:16:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    NEVER FORGET The Boner 4... As you all well know by now, John Boehner purged TEA Party-types from treasured congressional committee assignments early last month- imo, a BIG mistake he'll come to regret.  Breitbart.com reported this was because they were too principled for the party's spendthrift DC establishment -steadfastly refusing to back off 'no new taxes' pledges made to constituents- while some even think this brazen and ill-advised declaration of war on constitutional conservatives was part of the deep-in-the-shadows backroom 'fiscal cliff' negotiations with the White House (!) If true, you can see that what Agent Orange now expects is a...
  • Five Good Men

    01/07/2013 6:06:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    There are a few good men. And by “a few,” I mean five. Certainly there are far more than five good men in America. But in the U.S. Senate, there are just five moral Republicans. Who am I referring to? Let me introduce you to the five men in the Senate who stood their ground while their Republican peers (save two abstainers) voted for a fiscal cliff deal that essentially codifies theft: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). I think conservatives and libertarians should praise...
  • 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #3 - Do You Obey God's Word?

    01/07/2013 6:02:58 AM PST · by xzins · 40 replies
    SO4J ^ | John MacArthur
    11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #3 - Do you Obey the Scriptures? SO4J ^ | John MacArthur Posted on 01/05/2013 7:35:55 AM PST by xzins Test #1 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #1 - Do you enjoy Fellowship with God and Christ? Test #2 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #2 - Are you Sensitive to Sin in your Life? Is It Real? 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation by John MacArthur - 11 Questions to help one see if they are Biblically Saved. Helps to Examine Their Faith with God's...
  • Four Chinese Surveillance Ships Push Their Luck With Japanese Patience

    01/07/2013 5:58:20 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 1-7-2013 | AFP
    Four Chinese Surveillance Ships Push Their Luck With Japanese Patience Agence France PresseJanuary 7, 2013 Four Chinese government ships entered territorial waters around Japan-controlled islands at the centre of a dispute on Monday, the Japanese coastguard said. The four marine surveillance ships were seen moving within 12 nautical miles of the islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in China, just before midday, the coastguard said in a statement. It was the first time since December 31 -- and the 21st time since Japan nationalised the islands in September -- that any state-owned Chinese ship has been...
  • On Business Dave Says

    01/07/2013 5:53:17 AM PST · by Altariel · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, In your opinion, how do you know when a hobby officially becomes a business? Dan Dear Dan, This is a great question. But when it comes to something like this, my opinion doesn’t matter nearly as much as what the Internal Revenue Service says. According to the IRS, if you run a business for two years or more without making a profit, then it is not a business. You have to become profitable at some point. Otherwise, the IRS will declare your endeavor a hobby. Personally, I think that’s a pretty good marker. I mean, if you’re making...
  • Google Retains Right to Control Search Results [Obama Doesn't Punish Libs of Big Internet]

    01/07/2013 5:52:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    infopackets.com ^ | 1/7/13 | John Lister
    After spending more than a year investigating allegations that Google favored its own products when producing search results, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided against imposing any serious punishment on the search giant. In response, Google is both celebrating the decision and also using the FTC report for its own benefit. The FTC decision is in line with earlier reports that suggested government officials simply didn't have much proof of any wrongdoing by Google.
  • Google Retains Right to Control Search Results [Obama Doesn't Punish Libs of Big Internet]

    01/07/2013 5:52:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    infopackets.com ^ | 1/7/13 | John Lister
    After spending more than a year investigating allegations that Google favored its own products when producing search results, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided against imposing any serious punishment on the search giant. In response, Google is both celebrating the decision and also using the FTC report for its own benefit. The FTC decision is in line with earlier reports that suggested government officials simply didn't have much proof of any wrongdoing by Google.
  • Filipino bishops, senators eye stricter gun control

    01/07/2013 5:47:57 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    digitaljournal.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Antonio Figueroa
    Manila - MANILA – Two prominent Filipino bishops have called on President Benigno S. Aquino and the rest of his Cabinet members to give up his guns and set an example for the public emulate, and for gun enthusiasts to follow. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz, one of the administration’s high-profile critics, said in an interview that “the President should be the model and must lead if he surrenders all his firearms.” The statement came in the wake of incidents involving guns that resulted in the death of 23 persons. Last New Year’s Eve, a child was fatally hit by...
  • Mr. Hagel and the Jews

    01/07/2013 5:43:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 7, 2013 | ELLIOTT ABRAMS
    During the hearings on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be secretary of defense, it’s clear that the views of gay rights organizations will be heard. There the issue seems to be whether Hagel’s apology for previous remarks and beliefs was sincere, or motivated solely by self-interest. He had years to apologize publicly, but did so only when opposition from gay rights groups threatened his nomination. But in the case of allegations of anti-Semitism, Hagel has not even apologized. He has remained silent, though one can expect the usual “perhaps I didn’t word that sentence as best I might have” excuse to...
  • Nebraska Jews Recall Senator Chuck Hagel as “Unfriendly” and “Unmovable” on Israel

    01/07/2013 5:41:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | December 21, 2012
    Nebraska Jews Recall Senator Chuck Hagel as “Unfriendly” and “Unmovable” on Israel, “Didn’t Give a Damn About the Jewish Community” Former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel speaks at a forum for the Law of the Sea Convention in Washington, D.C. Photo: Wikipedia. While former Nebraska Senator and likely Secretary of Defense nominee, Chuck Hagel, has drawn criticism in recent days over his foreign policy positions, and specifically his hostility to Israel, members of Nebraska’s Jewish community spoke to The Algemeiner about their experiences with him during his time in office. Former editor of the Omaha Jewish Press, Carol Katzman, who was...
  • Detached From Reality

    01/07/2013 5:40:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Star Parker
    Here’s two ways to think about the “fiscal cliff” deal that just took place in Washington. You are sitting at dinner and television is on, broadcasting the news. There is one story after another about things you don’t want to hear. Recession. Unemployment. You walk over to the TV, turn it off – or switch to a sitcom or sporting event - and sit back down to finish your meal in peace. Or a more personal version. You take your mail out of the mailbox and see the bills that are due. Without opening the envelopes, you throw them into...
  • Media inflates number of protesters at rally against worker freedom

    01/07/2013 5:31:58 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/5/2012 | Jack Spencer
    The mainstream media has persisted in reporting that around 12,500 union members participated in the rally against worker freedom at the state Capitol. The Capitol’s facilities management office estimate was in the same ballpark. This was the number the unions had predicted. However, many experienced Lansing hands who were present believe the crowd was barely half that size. In one sense it’s irrelevant, because the bill is now law. And yet, if the lower estimates are the correct ones, this would be the second indication in the past two months that the political appeal and power of unions here is...
  • Buchanan: "There Would Be A Revolution" If Government Confiscated Weapons

    01/07/2013 5:31:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | January 7,2013 | Real Clear Politics Video
    PAT BUCHANAN: There are three million ArmaLite rifles -- those Bushmaster types -- out there right now, and people are buying them like hotcakes. Every gun show, the sales are up enormously. Forty-one percent, they were up in December -- for last December -- which was a record year. John, what is common though, Eleanor [Clift] is correct, the push is going to come on three things: grandfather in the assault weapons that are here now; to try to outlaw assault weapons, outlaw magazines that carry more than 11 or 12 bullets; and also background checks at gun shows.
  • The Fix is in Part IV: Benghazi Cover-up: The Hand Shake

    01/07/2013 5:30:15 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    The best part of political theater, otherwise known as the ‘ah ha’ moment for truth seekers, can often be found when the show ends. In this epic tragedy, called the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: Benghazi: The Attack and the Lesson Learned, held on December 20, 2012, starring Senator John Kerry (D-Mass), as the Chairman, it happened right after Kerry’s dramatic closing statement concluded. The lights dimmed, the press started packing up their gear, the stars/senators, in crisp suits, with their shine-free faces courtesy of heavy pancake make-up, exited stage left. It was a quick moment but a...
  • Update: Enbridge plans U.S. oil export expansion {export from Canada to US}

    01/07/2013 5:28:04 AM PST · by thackney · 1 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | JANUARY 4, 2013 | DAN HEALING
    A proposed pair of projects worth $600 million will pump an additional 230,000 barrels per day of oil through existing pipelines from Alberta to Wisconsin. In a news release Friday, Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. announced a $400-million expansion of the Canadian main line system between Hardisty, Alta., and the U.S. border designed to add capacity through increased horsepower at pumping stations. Meanwhile, Enbridge Energy Partners of Houston announced a $200-million expansion of its Lakehead System between Neche, N.D., and Superior, Wisc. to allow the same 230,000-bpd capacity increase by the same method on the south side of the border. Both expansions...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/7/13)[Prayer]

    01/07/2013 5:27:48 AM PST · by left that other site · 14 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/7/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures GuidePsalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.
  • Nixon hailed as foreign policy genius at centennial of birth

    01/07/2013 5:26:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 6, 2013 5:52pm EST | Brandon Lowrey
    At a ceremony commemorating the late U.S. President Richard M. Nixon’s 100th birthday, politicians, a military official and Nixon’s eldest daughter on Sunday remembered him as an underappreciated president and a foreign policy genius. Nixon, the Cold War-era Republican stalwart who opened U.S. relations with communist China, was the only American president to resign from office, leaving the White House in disgrace over the Watergate scandal. “He looked at (the world) as a world with 200 countries and 200 leaders, and he studied every one of those leaders, and he knew most of them,” said Bruce Herschensohn, a friend and...
  • Why the Second Amendment

    01/07/2013 5:24:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 7, 2013 | Walter Williams
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Why the Second AmendmentPosted By Walter Williams On January 7, 2013 @ 12:02 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: “The British are not coming. … We don’t need all these guns to kill people.” Lewis’ vision, shared by many, represents a gross ignorance of why the framers of the Constitution gave us the Second Amendment. How about a few quotes from the period and you decide whether our Founding Fathers harbored a fear of foreign tyrants.Alexander Hamilton: “The best we...
  • Conspiracy of Brothers-Egyptian magazine looks at Muslim Brotherhood’s penetration of Obama camp

    01/07/2013 5:23:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 7, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Conspiracy of BrothersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On January 7, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments To read and order Frank Gaffney’s pamphlet, The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration, click here.November was just about done and Chris Matthews, the MSNBC host voted most likely by his own staff to have a poster of Barack Obama over his bed, was cheerfully coming to the end of his sideshow list. With the White House in the background, Matthews sneered about the “weak conspiracy” claim by Congressman Gohmert that the Obama Administration was...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood not to blame for gun violence

    01/07/2013 5:21:50 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | January 7, 2013 | Ben Child
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has become the latest Hollywood star to dismiss suggestions that violent movies are to blame for gun massacres such as the recent killing of 20 children in Connecticut. The iconic action star, who is currently promoting his new film The Last Stand, told reporters it was important to "keep [the two] separate". He said: "[This is] entertainment and the other thing is a tragedy beyond belief. It's really serious and it's the real deal." He added: "We have to analyse how we deal with mental illness, how we deal with gun laws, how we deal with parenting." The...
  • U.S. nuclear lab removes Chinese tech over security fears

    01/07/2013 5:19:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 7, 2013 7:48am EST | Steve Stecklow
    A leading U.S. nuclear weapons laboratory recently discovered its computer systems contained some Chinese-made network switches and replaced at least two components because of national security concerns, a document shows. A letter from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, dated November 5, 2012, states that the research facility had installed devices made by H3C Technologies Co, based in Hangzhou, China, according to a copy seen by Reuters. H3C began as a joint venture between China’s Huawei Technologies Co and 3Com Corp, a U.S. tech firm, and was once called Huawei-3Com. Hewlett Packard Co acquired the firm in 2010....
  • Fewer excited gun-buyers in Colo & Conn {Propaganda lie contradicted by figures in article}

    01/07/2013 5:13:49 AM PST · by drpix · 16 replies
    yahoo.com / ap ^ | 1/7/13 | Eileen Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In Connecticut and Colorado, scenes of the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012, people were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than in most other states, according to an Associated Press analysis of new FBI data. The biggest surges in background checks for people who want to carry or buy guns occurred in states in the South and West. The latest government figures reflect huge increases across the U.S.... ...{buried deep in the article}...The numbers of checks in Colorado rose from 35,009 in October to 53,453 in December; checks in...
  • France’s Hollande escalates row with Catholics over gay marriage

    01/07/2013 5:13:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 6, 2013 12:09pm EST | Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor
    France’s President François Hollande has weighed this weekend into the war of words between his government and the Catholic Church over holding discussions in schools on the planned legalization of same-sex marriage. He defended Education Minister Vincent Peillon on Saturday for urging Catholic schools, which teach about one-fifth of all pupils in France, to stay neutral in the debate. … The shrill polemics could not drown out another big news story: the growing unpopularity of Hollande and his government. One poll said 75 percent of voters doubt he can keep a New Year’s promise to turn around rising unemployment this...
  • The Civilized Savage

    01/07/2013 5:11:13 AM PST · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Jan 6, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    "They hurry like savages to get aboard an iron train/And though it's smoky and crowded they're too civilized to complain." "Bongo, Bongo, Bongo", Danny Kaye The difference between the civilized man and the savage is that the civilized man follows the rules and the savage does not. A civilized man is quite capable of killing one, a hundred or even a million, so long as he is first outfitted with a uniform and a set of regulations telling him when and where to kill. A savage kills as he lives, without the need for rules and regulations. The civilized man...
  • Keystone pipeline inches forward

    01/07/2013 5:07:09 AM PST · by thackney · 15 replies
    EDMONTON JOURNAL ^ | JANUARY 5, 2013 | DAVE COOPER
    The rerouted northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline between Hardisty and Steele City, Neb., moved back into the spotlight Friday after a report from the state's department of environmental quality said the project would have "minimal" ecological impacts. Republican Gov. Dave Heineman said he would "carefully review" the 2,000page evaluation and make a decision within 30 days. His recommendation would be forwarded to the U.S. State Department, which is expected to issue its final report to President Barack Obama, who rejected an earlier iteration of the 3,460-kilometre TransCanada Corp. pipeline about one year ago. The new report covers the...
  • Md. may increase speed limit on ICC

    01/07/2013 5:06:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 4, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    WASHINGTON - The Intercounty Connector, a highway that stretches between Gaithersburg and Laurel in Maryland, could see an increase in its speed limit this year. An engineering study found the speed limit of the highway could be raised from its current limit of 55 mph to 60 mph. The ICC, which opened in 2011, gives commuters a quick way to get from Interstate 270 to Interstate 95. "We wanted to have one year of actual operating experience before we looked at speed limits at all," Maryland Transportation Authority Executive Secretary Harold M. Bartlett tells WTOP. Bartlett says he thinks there...
  • Black and Latino firefighter hopefuls get a second chance to join the FDNY

    01/07/2013 5:05:03 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/6/2013
    Nearly 300 who didn't score high enough on entrance exams in 1999 and 2002 will take test again. Many Bravest outraged by judge's decision, which could catapult novices ahead of veterans on job They coulda' been contenders — and now they have a second chance. Nearly 300 black and Latino firefighter candidates who didn’t score high enough to join the FDNY in 1999 and 2002 are getting a rare opportunity take their entrance exams again. They’ll sit for the FDNY written exam Friday, and an intense physical fitness test will follow later. If they can rack up passing grades on...
  • Travis County Texas To Discuss Banning Gun Shows

    01/07/2013 5:04:47 AM PST · by grobdriver · 38 replies
    Heard on KLBJ ^ | 1/7/2013 | KLBJ Austin
    Driving in to work today I heard the KLBJ 590 boys discussing the latest in the Left's attack on the Second Amendment. From their web site: Officials to discuss banning gun shows from city and county owned facilities Newsroom 1/7/2013 Officials with Travis county and the city of Austin will discuss whether or not they want to ban weapons shows from city and county owned facilities. Travis county resident Ed Scruggs tells commissioners he thinks he's not against gun shows, but thinks they should not happen in publicly owned facilities following the tragic school shooting in Connecticut, "We have the...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, January 7, 2013-- cogent

    01/07/2013 5:02:49 AM PST · by xsmommy · 44 replies
    1/7/13 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 1/7/13 ; 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". cogent; adj. 1. Convincing or believable. 2. Relevant Etymology: From Latin cogere (to drive together), from co- (together) + agere (to drive). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ag- (to drive, draw), which is also the source of such words as act, agent, agitate, litigate, synagogue, and ambassador. Earliest documented use: 1659. USAGE: "[Michael Chabon's novel] 'Telegraph Avenue', tries to weave the stories of nearly a dozen different...
  • Preaching Rabbit

    01/07/2013 4:57:19 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski's Youtube Vid ^ | 1-7-2013 | Revski
    This video is animated to inspire faith in Jesus and His Love for us! Rabbit's voice is from my grandson Elijah, at age 4 years old.
  • Dodd-Frank's Problems -- and Potential Solutions

    01/07/2013 4:56:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Over the next year, we will probably see much controversy over the implementation of Obamacare. Health insurance is something that almost every adult has some acquaintance with, and there seem to be glitches aplenty in the legislation, much delay in issuing regulations and some possible changes resulting from litigation. We're likely to see or hear less about the operations of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation, passed four months after Obamacare. Most of us don't work at banks or financial institutions, which will have to grapple with its myriad provisions and the regulations to be issued thereunder, and we tend to...
  • Fight among teenagers closes Baton Rouge mall

    01/07/2013 4:55:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 1/7/13
    A fight or series of fights led to the early closure of the Mall of Louisiana. No injuries were reported in the Saturday night episode. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office tells The Advocate that they plan to charge a number of people in the incident. Witnesses say the trouble started after Instagram users posted a "meet and greet" invitation to meet their followers in person. Eventually, a fight between 100 or more teenagers broke out, leading to a stampede.