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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...