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  • The Kilogram Has Gained Weight

    01/07/2013 8:47:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 06 January 2013 07:43 PM ET | Tia Ghose
    The kilogram may need to go on a diet. The international standard, a cylinder-shaped hunk of metal that defines the fundamental unit of mass, has gained tens of micrograms in weight from surface contamination, according to a new study. As a result, each country that has one of these standard masses has a slightly different definition of the kilogram, which could throw off science experiments that require very precise weight measurements or international trade in highly restricted items that are restricted by weight, such as radioactive materials. But ozone and ultraviolet light could be used to clean the kilograms without...
  • An Update On EffortsTo Prevent Gun Violence (left creating false data tracking for propaganda alert)

    An Update On EffortsTo Prevent Gun Violence. Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:06 a.m. The White House and Democratic lawmakers have vowed to introduce gun control legislation. A month after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a panel joins Diane to discuss prospective new actions and whether the momentum for change is slipping.
  • Nvidia announces its own portable gaming console

    01/07/2013 8:40:57 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Monday, 07 January 2013 07:21 | Slobodan Simic
    CES 2013: Meet Project Shield During its press conference at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nvidia managed to pull out a big surprise and announced its own portable gaming console based on the new Tegra 4 chip, the Nvidia Project Shield. The new Shield is pretty much a standard sized controller with a flip-up 5-inch 1280x720 294dpi Retina-class touchscreen with Nvidia DirectTouch tech. It features rechargeable batteries capable to keep up with up to 38 hours of gaming and up to 24 hours of HD video playback, great integrated audio system with custom bass reflex and integrated console-grade game controller....
  • The GOP Political Establishment Fiscal Cliff Sellout

    01/07/2013 8:36:44 AM PST · by IbJensen · 78 replies
    Chris Adamo.Com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Chris Adamo
    Apparently Republican career politicians inside the Beltway have a collective death wish. Faced with what they believed to be political impasse, they opted to completely abandon their conservative base and give their full support to the abhorrent and fiscally reckless policies of Barack Obama and the Democrats. Of course Republicans would argue that since Obama won reelection in November, they must acquiesce to his uncontested leadership. Sadly, they give no thought to the possibility that perhaps it is their constant inexcusable capitulation to the liberal establishment which has, more than any other factor, empowered the left as the dominant political...
  • Left convinced Americans will not fight for 2nd Amendment rights

    01/07/2013 8:30:30 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 209 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/7/13 | Doug Book
    Once cowed at the thought of provoking 2nd Amendment supporters, leftists will soon attempt to ban “assault weapons” (and much more) as legislation offered by Diane Feinstein makes its way to the Senate floor. It seems that DC liberals have finally become convinced that American gun owners are too cowardly, too lazy or too dependent upon the financial "generosity" of Big Brother to fight for their 2nd Amendment rights. During the past 4 years, the gun banning left have watched as American buyers broke sales records in the purchase of semi-automatic rifles. Opting for these and other powerful, efficient weapons...
  • North Texas Woman Set To Die Loses At US Supreme Court

    01/07/2013 8:27:18 AM PST · by fella · 23 replies
    WFAA ^ | January 7, 2013
    North Texas woman set to die loses at US Supreme Court . Posted on January 7, 2013 at 9:11 AM Updated today at 9:11 AM HOUSTON (AP) - A female Texas death row inmate facing execution this month for the fatal stabbing and bludgeoning of a 71-year-old woman has lost an appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court, without comment, refused Monday to review the case of 51-year-old Kimberly McCarthy. McCarthy is set for lethal injection Jan. 29 for the July 1997 killing of retired college professor Dorothy Booth during a robbery at the victim's home in Lancaster,...
  • Brennan Head of CIA?

    01/07/2013 8:24:00 AM PST · by Ahithophel · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 6, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Fox News reports that John Brennan is expected to be named the new CIA director, possibly as early as tomorrow [January 7].
  • CNBC's Rick Santelli's Economics Lesson: "ALL KIDS LEFT BEHIND"

    01/07/2013 8:22:54 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 25 replies
    CNBC TV "Santelli Exchange" | January 7, 2013 | Graewoulf
    At 9:45 AM CST today Rick Santelli white-boarded the total debt that our children are currently charged with. The amount is $ 3.5 MILLION per baby born today! Rick named this economics lesson "All Kids Left Behind," and encouraged all to use this term often.
  • Nobody "Needs" Detachable Magazines

    01/07/2013 8:22:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Nobody needs 24/7 media coverage of mass killings. It leads to the copycat effect where unbalanced people are given an incentive to kill masses of innocents in order to become famous. Nobody needs to go to the church of their choice. One state sponsored church is plenty. Nobody needs to refuse police questions. What have you got to hide? This practice allows child killers to roam the streets. Nobody needs to assemble in large groups. It is dangerous and leads to riots. Small children are trampled to death. Nobody needs Automobiles. Mass transit is more efficient and safes the lives...
  • NYT: You May Not Have a Job, But at Least Michelle Obama's Dresses are Expensive

    01/07/2013 8:15:46 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 13 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/7/2013 | Matthew
    Usually we don't celebrate expensive extravagance of our politicians. The realm of the super-rich and the celebrities should not usually cross into the White House. A Republican that spends any sort of money on such items is immediately derided by the press (Sarah Palin, anyone?). Unless they're a Democrat. With the country only $16,000,000,000,000 in debt, you would expect many of the country's top politicians and their families to try and give a little back, even if it's just for show. Mike Bloomberg, for all of this stupid policies, works for a dollar, and the like. The New York Times,...
  • Spanish Workers Protest Against Health Privatization (Govt had no choice)

    01/07/2013 8:12:07 AM PST · by bestintxas · 2 replies
    fool.com ^ | 1/7/13
    Thousands of Spanish medical workers and residents are marching through downtown Madrid to protest against government budget cuts and plans to partly privatize their cherished national health service. The demonstration is the latest of several, described as a "white tide" because of the color of the medical scrubs many protesters wear. The protesters walked Monday behind a large banner saying, "Healthcare is not to be sold, it's to be defended." Healthcare and education are currently administered by Spain's 17 semi-autonomous regions rather than the central government. Madrid proposes selling off the management of six of 20 large public hospitals and...
  • Let illegal immigrants get licenses

    01/07/2013 8:05:27 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 7, 2013 | Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart
    As sheriff of Illinois’ largest county, I am responsible for providing safe roads. We are all safer when every driver is trained, tested, licensed and insured. That is why I support SB957, legislation that requires unlicensed immigrant drivers to obtain Temporary Visitor Driver’s Licenses. Illinois already offers a Temporary Visitor Driver’s License to immigrants with non-work visas. Immigrants are driving every day. They need to get to work, take their children to school, shop at grocery stores or go to church. The TVDLs are visually distinct with a purple background. They are marked on the front that they are not...
  • BCS title game a clash of cultures

    01/07/2013 7:56:30 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 68 replies
    http://msn.foxsports.com/ ^ | 01/06/2013 | Greg Couch
    I never had any problems in the short time I lived in the Deep South. My co-workers in Savannah, Ga., told me at times that I was nice for a Yankee, which is to say that thanks to Southern hospitality, I was very politely well-tolerated. Still, there were times I felt as if I needed a passport. I also had never seen an entire aisle at the grocery store dedicated to grits, the way they had it at the Piggly Wiggly. And while that life was a while ago, it was enough to give a sense of some of the...
  • American Suckers

    01/07/2013 7:53:48 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 January 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Really, I can’t completely blame foreigners who hold us Americans in contempt. I know that’s a controversial statement, but my reasoning is explained with two questions: Do people generally respect those who allow themselves to be used as a doormat? And, then, how do people usually feel about the character of a traitor? Now consider what foreigners see from modern America. We not only allow aliens to transgress our borders and often refuse to deport them, but we then also sue each other, with many among us fighting tooth and nail for the “rights” of these interlopers. Where other nations...
  • Cruel mum who killed her son for failing to learn the Koran off by heart is jailed for life

    01/07/2013 7:52:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | Janaury 7, 2013
    A CRUEL mum who beat her son to death for failing to learn parts of the Koran by heart has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 17 years. Sara Ege, 33, was convicted of murder after it was revealed she had burned the body of her seven-year-old boy Yaseen before trying to claim he had died in a house fire. But a murder trial heard she treated little Yaseen like a “dog” and repeatedly beat him with a stick for failing to memorise religious texts quickly enough. Ege collapsed as the sentence was delivered at...
  • “Education Is The Key?” Assessing The Value Of A College Degree In A Tumultuous Economy

    01/07/2013 7:42:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/07/2013 | Austin Hill
    Half of recent college graduates can’t find employment. Those who find a job often settle for something less than a “college level job.” So what good is a college education, anyway, in our very unstable economy? As 2013 launches with more federal government debt and American businesses guessing when the next punitive regulatory show will drop, most Americans are ignoring an area of societal upheaval that is poised to get more intense. Increasingly, Americans are wondering how essential it is for one to possess a college degree. The upheaval transcends what you’ll read in the occasional “top paying” and “worst...
  • ... Schwarzenegger Says 'Terminator' & Other Violent Movies Shouldn't Be Blamed for Mass Shootings

    01/07/2013 7:40:26 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 94 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 6 January 2013 | Reuters Reporter
    Arnold Schwarzenegger says 'Terminator' and other violent movies shouldn't be blamed for mass shootings Arnold Schwarzenegger may be one of the world's biggest action stars but the former governor of California says violence in films is entertainment and should not be linked to tragic events like the Connecticut school shooting in which 20 children died. The star of films such as 'The Terminator,' 'Predator' and 'True Lies' told a press conference ahead of the opening of his new movie, 'The Last Stand,' that 'one has to keep (the two) separate.' '(This is) entertainment and the other thing is a tragedy...
  • Illinois Tax Hikes, Two Years Later: A Failure

    01/07/2013 7:38:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/07/2013 | Kyle Stone
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, upon signing income tax hikes into law on January 12, 2011: We had to take decisive action. Â… Our fiscal house was burning. Almost two years later, the Land of Lincoln is still aflame. The state began its 2013 fiscal year this past July with an estimated $8 billion of unpaid bills and a total of some 160,000 bills awaiting payment.What about additional tax receipts garnered by the stateÂ’s dramatic income-tax hikes? Unseen and unfelt, according to the Republican state comptroller, who has acknowledged that the gains were undercut by financing pension contributions, Medicaid expansion,...
  • Catholics Come Home Targets Bowl-Game Audiences

    01/07/2013 7:35:33 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 1/5/13 | Jim Graves
    Former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz is featured in a commercial that will air in conjunction with the Notre Dame-Alabama BCS Championship game.MIAMI — Tom Peterson, founder of Catholics Come Home, announced that his Catholic evangelization organization will be airing a new national television commercial featuring retired college football coach Lou Holtz during college football week and ending with the BCS National Championship (Notre Dame vs. Alabama) on Jan. 7. The 30-second ad features Coach Holtz delivering a half-time “pep-talk” reminding viewers to keep focused on life’s goal: heaven. “Faith is not a spectator’s sport; it must be lived. …...
  • Health insurance rates going up by double digits: NYT

    01/07/2013 7:32:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember that Nancy Pelosi told us that we needed to pass ObamaCare to find out what’s in it. Barack Obama promised to “bend the cost curve,” too. Looks like both of them were right, at least according to the Paper of Record, which discovers to its surprise that dumping nebulous mandates on insurers causes them to bend the cost curve sharply upward (via Instapundit): Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid...
  • The Catholics Who Embrace T S Eliot

    01/07/2013 7:31:23 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/7/13 | Christopher Howse
    Sacred Mysteries: a great modern Anglican poet features in Roman Catholic liturgy It is surprising to find the Protestant reformer Miles Coverdale’s translation of the Psalms used in a Catholic church. His version of the Bible was burnt in Henry VIII’s reign, and even on his return from exile, when Elizabeth became queen, he did not resume his office as Bishop of Exeter. Partly by accident, Coverdale’s Psalms are used in the Book of Common Prayer, not the version from the Authorised Version of the Bible of 1611. Now they are incorporated into the service book of the Ordinariate of...
  • NBC: Hagel might lose 10 Democrats in the Senate

    01/07/2013 7:28:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    So says Chuck Todd, underscoring the oddly pugnacious move today to nominate Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Republicans clearly oppose the move, and that eliminates any benefit of bipartisanship. If Democrats don't line up foursquare behind the pick, why make it at all?CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Let's take that as a baseline. That presumes that Obama has 43 votes from his own party on Hagel in the bag --- hardly a rousing level of support for a Cabinet appointment, especially one as critical as Defense. Hagel would need eight votes from the GOP, a caucus which isn't...
  • Top Five Under-Covered Vatican Stories of 2012

    01/07/2013 7:25:18 AM PST · by marshmallow
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 1/4/13 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Now that the dust has settled on the New Year's holiday, it's time for my annual run-down of the most under-covered Vatican stories. By that, I mean those stories that fell through the cracks in the last year or that didn't quite generate the buzz they really deserved. To be clear, this is not a countdown of the most important Vatican storylines. That list would certainly include the arrest, trial, conviction and eventual pardon of papal butler Paolo Gabriele and the crackdown by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Both stories,...
  • Newt Gingrich: GOP Should Consider A Government Shutdown, It Works

    01/07/2013 7:24:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    RCP ^ | 01/07/2013
    NEWT GINGRICH: Let me ask you this. And I appreciate E.J.'s support here. But I want to make a point that probably he may not be as enthusiastic about. They have two vehicles. They have a continuing resolution, which is at the end of March, and they have the sequester bill. Now, these are legitimate government spending bills. The debt ceiling is different because it triggers all of these international financial problems and triggers the credit of the United States. They don't have to say, "We're going to be wimps." I've helped closed the government twice. It actually worked. Bill...
  • France's Hollande Escalates Row with Catholics Over Gay Marriage

    01/07/2013 7:21:09 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/6/13 | Tom Heneghan
    (Reuters) - France's President Francois 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. Peillon's supporters and critics dominated the headlines and airwaves on Sunday, a week before a Church-backed protest in Paris that organizers say could draw as many as half a million people opposed to any change in traditional marriage. The...
  • The Budget Battles Ahead (Is the debt ceiling the hill for the GOP to die on?)

    01/07/2013 7:20:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2013 | JAMES C. CAPRETTA
    Two months after the president handily won a second term and the Democrats increased their numbers in both the House and Senate, GOP congressional leaders were in no position to negotiate a good “fiscal cliff” resolution. So it’s not at all surprising that what emerged from the Biden–McConnell negotiations has satisfied almost no one, and certainly not many conservatives. That being said, the January 1 tax deal needs to be put into proper perspective. The media are fixated on what is being called an Obama victory: He forced the GOP into retreat on the top income-tax rate. Yes, that was...
  • Islamist Group Tries to Kill Use of “Islamist”

    01/07/2013 7:17:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    RSN ^ | Friday, 04 January 2013 14:10 | (The Investigative Project on Terrorism)
    After doing everything it can to ensconce a new word, “Islamophobia,” into conversational English, the nation's most visible Islamist group is trying to stop use of a well-established word: Islamist. Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) national spokesman Ibrahim Hooper released a column urging journalists to “(d)rop the term ‘Islamist.’” It was added to the latest Associated Press Stylebook—the guide for spelling, punctuation and other rules—that is used by journalists at the smallest community papers and the largest television networks, Hooper wrote. AP defines Islamists as “Those who view the Quran as a political model encompass a wide range of Muslims,...
  • Guns for Me but Not for Thee

    01/07/2013 7:16:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2013 | John Fund
    Just before Christmas, the local newspaper in New York’s tony Westchester and Rockland Counties decided to respond to the horrific shootings in nearby Newton, Conn., with its own version of insanity. The Journal News published an interactive “gun map” showing the names and addresses of thousands of local residents who have handgun permits. The article’s headline read, “The Gun Owner Next Door: What You Don’t Know about the Weapons in Your Neighborhood.” The paper explained that it had obtained the records by filing Freedom of Information Act requests with local officials. Publisher Janet Hasson defended the paper’s move by stating,...
  • Avoid Arguing Policy On Gun Control

    01/07/2013 7:16:02 AM PST · by Shout Bits · 1 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 1/7/13 | Shout Bits
    If the Connecticut school massacre was the start of a contest to see who could be the crassest and most exploitive on the gun issue, the Left won in a landslide. Before the victims' bodies were even taken away by the coroner, the Left was blaming the NRA for the horror. No matter what the circumstances, the Left politicizes gun violence. Rep. Gifford's shooting was blamed on Gov. Palin and the Tea Party's indelicate political speech, despite murderer's being apolitical and deranged. Now that the Left has won the national political battle, they are using the latest tragedy toward their...
  • 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...