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  • NASA Selling Off Launchpads, Runways At Kennedy Center

    01/07/2013 6:11:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/12 | staff
    From The Orlando Sentinel: That has prompted NASA to advertise a long list of KSC facilities and equipment as available for use, lease or, in some cases, outright purchase by the right business. Among them: Launch Pad 39A, where shuttles were launched; space in the Vehicle Assembly Building, the iconic 526-foot-tall structure first used to assemble Saturn V-Apollo rockets; the Orbiter Processing Facilities, essentially huge garages where the shuttles were maintained; Hangar N and its high-tech test equipment; the launch-control center; and various other buildings and chunks of undeveloped property. A lot of the stuff needs to be transferred by...
  • The tarring of Chuck Hagel

    01/07/2013 6:10:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | January 7, 2013 | Richard Cohen
    Before they were girls, they were women. Before that, they were girls. I am not talking here of the chronology of females but of acceptable usage. Back in the 1970s, for instance, the use of “girl” could trigger a stinging rebuke and the damning charge of male-chauvinist piggism — or why else would a man call a woman a girl? This was the Golden Age of political correctness, which now, it seems, has its last redoubt on, of all places, the opinion pages of the robustly anti-PC Wall Street Journal.
  • Panetta to Return to His Walnut Farm, “Dealing With a Different Set of Nuts”

    01/07/2013 6:10:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in announcing his stepping-down from his federal job, said the time has come for him to be with his family at his walnut farm where he can deal “with a different set of nuts,” which prompted laughter from the audience. “The time has come for me to return home to my wife Sylvia, our three sons, their families, our six grandchildren, and my walnut farm—dealing with a different set of nuts,” Panetta said Monday at the White House, alongside President Barack Obama, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan. …
  • Bobcat attacks Massachusetts man in garage

    01/07/2013 6:07:09 PM PST · by Kansas58 · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/07/2013 | Daniel Lovering
    "A Massachusetts man and his nephew were attacked by a bobcat that had slipped into the man's garage before they captured and shot the 30-pound animal."
  • Illegal immigrant pleads guilty in ‘total identity theft’ case in 18-month prison deal

    01/07/2013 6:06:07 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2013 | By Associated Press
    WICHITA, Kan. — An illegal immigrant accused of assuming the persona of a Texas teacher pleaded guilty Monday in a case that put a face on the growing crime of “total identity theft” in the United States.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: West Point, New York ~ 08 JAN 2013

    01/07/2013 6:05:44 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 42 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: West Point, New YorkThe United States Military Academy at West Point is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located at West Point, New York. Established in 1802, USMA is the oldest of the United States' five service academies. The military garrison at West Point was occupied in 1778 and played a key role in the Revolutionary War. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings,...
  • Planned Parenthood’s New Annual Report: We Did 333,964 Abortions; 1 Every 94 Seconds

    01/07/2013 6:02:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2013 | Penny Starr
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s latest annual report for 2011-2012 says that its affiliated clinics performed 333,964 abortions in fiscal 2011. That works out to an average of one abortion every 94 seconds. … The 2011-2012 report states that Planned Parenthood received $542.4 million in “government health services grants and reimbursements,” which it states includes “payments from Medicaid managed care plans.” …
  • Doctor Shortage Becoming Crisis Under Obamacare

    01/07/2013 5:55:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Newsmax Health ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 4:56 PM | Nick Tate
    If it feels like you’re spending more time in the waiting room of your doctor’s office these days, it’s not your imagination. Family doctors are busier than ever. For many people, it is becoming difficult to even find a doctor, say experts who blame Obamacare for accelerating the nation’s doctor shortage. … What’s driving the trend, health experts say, is the nation’s growing population of older Americans using more healthcare resources. At the same time, as many as 1 in 3 practicing physicians are nearing retirement age. What’s more, the addition of some 30 million patients newly covered by insurance—as...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-7-13

    01/07/2013 5:55:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-7-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Rand Paul: Less Aid to Israel Would Increase Its Sovereignty

    01/07/2013 5:49:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 07 Jan 2013 05:34 PM | Stephen Feller
    If financial aid to Israel were slowly decreased over time, it would increase the Jewish state’s sovereignty because they wouldn’t need to get permission from the U.S. every time they need to defend themselves against aggressive neighbors, Sen. Rand Paul said on Monday. Paul said that while he knows the idea of decreasing any kind of foreign aid is a “minority opinion” in Washington, it will be a lot harder for America to help others “if we are out of money,” reported Fox News. …
  • Trending on Twitter: #WhyGunsAreBetterThanLiberals

    01/07/2013 5:46:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/7/12 | Tweets
    #WhyGunsAreBetterThanLiberals Now the trending hash tag on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets... Guns don't vote away their freedoms. Because everything is better than liberals. because you can put a silencer on a gun When a gun gets fired it doesn't expect 3 years unemployment. When a gun gets fired it doesn't scream RACISM! Guns wont make you believe in myths such as "climate change" or "evolution" or "equal rights." One is cold, hard, and lifeless. The other is a gun. When you fire a gun, it does not good apply for an EBT card. guns don't let 10...
  • Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration

    01/07/2013 5:38:33 PM PST · by wesagain · 30 replies
    InvestigativeProject.org ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | John Rossomando
    An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy. The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood." The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers. The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland...
  • Rally for Texas Independence Austin Tuesday 1-8-13 high noon

    01/07/2013 5:32:16 PM PST · by austingirl · 50 replies
    Texas Nationalist Movement ^ | 1-7-13 | austingirl
    Texas was an independent nation from 1836-1845. If you believe that the time has come, rally in a peaceful, positive manner with fellow Texas patriots on the North Steps (the statists will be on the south steps)at the Capitol in Austin at high noon on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 to let your voice be heard. If you believe that the federal government has infringed your liberty by violating the Tenth Amendment, by devaluation of the dollar, engages in reckless spending and borrowing that threatens your future, join us!
  • John Brennan's extremism and dishonesty rewarded with CIA Director nomination

    01/07/2013 5:23:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/7/12 | Glenn Greenwald
    Prior to President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, a controversy erupted over reports that he intended to appoint John Brennan as CIA director. That controversy, in which I participated, centered around the fact that Brennan, as a Bush-era CIA official, had expressly endorsed Bush's programs of torture (other than waterboarding) and rendition and also was a vocal advocate of immunizing lawbreaking telecoms for their role in the illegal Bush NSA eavesdropping program. As a result, Brennan withdrew his name from consideration, issuing a bitter letter blaming "strong criticism in some quarters prompted by [his] previous service with the" CIA. This...
  • Poll: Is former GOP senator Chuck Hagel the right man for Secretary of Defense?

    01/07/2013 5:18:42 PM PST · by South40 · 21 replies
    Poll here (scroll down on right)
  • The Only Reason Needed To Know Chuck Hagel Is Not Obama's Ticket To Bi-Partisanville

    01/07/2013 5:18:05 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-7-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Amid Federal Land Grab in Brazil, Whole Towns Evicted at Gunpoint

    01/07/2013 5:17:47 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 07 January 2013 | Alex Newman
    Federal Brazilian police and military personnel, some wearing UN insignia, are forcibly relocating communities in Brazil at gunpoint under the guise of returning land to Indians. Amid Federal Land Grab in Brazil, Whole Towns Evicted at Gunpoint The New American 07 January 2013 Federal Brazilian police and military personnel, some wearing United Nations insignia, are forcibly relocating whole communities in Brazil at gunpoint under the guise of returning huge tracts of land to a small group of Indians whose ancestors were allegedly there at some point. Thousands of local residents who have lived in the area for decades or...
  • The daughter I gave away for adoption- found me

    01/07/2013 5:13:31 PM PST · by eeevil conservative · 124 replies
    1/7/2013 | eeevil conservative
    I gave away a little girl for adoption over 22 years ago. I have tried to find her, but she found me first. Needless to say, this has been the BEST CHRISTMAS in my life ever. Bad news- she had a daughter of 6 months old pass away in November. I never got to know about her before her passing. The good news. I am a grandma! I have a grandson who just so happens to share the same birthday as my son! She has forgiven me. And wants to meet me. Choosing LIFE is nothing to brag about. A...
  • No ESPN

    01/07/2013 5:02:19 PM PST · by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey · 32 replies
    Anyone have a free URL to watch the BCS game online? I have OTA HDTV antenna .. no cable/satellite .... Thanks!
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula

    01/07/2013 4:52:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | January 07, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: AE Aurigae is called the flaming star. The surrounding nebula IC 405 is named the Flaming Star Nebula and the region seems to harbor smoke, but there is no fire. Fire, typically defined as the rapid molecular acquisition of oxygen, happens only when sufficient oxygen is present and is not important in such high-energy, low-oxygen environments. The material that appears as smoke is mostly interstellar hydrogen, but does contain smoke-like dark filaments of carbon-rich dust grains. The bright star AE Aurigae, visible near the nebula center, is so hot it is blue, emitting light so energetic it knocks electrons...