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  • ***Watch Johnny Tremain With Your Family***

    01/08/2013 5:09:58 PM PST · by The Wizard · 57 replies
    Stardate: 1301.8
    If you have never heeded my posts, I ask you to heed this one.... Years ago Walt Disney produced this great movie explaining liberty, and in the newly released DVD it includes special segments where uncle Walt himself explained liberty, what it means, why it is important and why it must be defended.... Not only you, but your children will understand it's lessons, and if many of us will die fighting this criminal bama, then it will fall to our children to understand why he is wrong and we and the founders where right.... Take this gift from Walt Disney...
  • Brooklyn Resident from Albania Sentenced to 15 Years'...

    01/08/2013 5:04:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    FBI.gov - New York - Press Release ^ | January 8, 2013 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Brooklyn Resident from Albania Sentenced to 15 Years’ Imprisonment for Attempting to Support Terrorism U.S. Attorney’s Office January 08, 2013 Eastern District of New York Earlier today, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, New York, Agron Hasbajrami, an Albanian citizen and Brooklyn resident, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to terrorists. Hasbajrami will be removed from the United States at the conclusion of his sentence. The sentence was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for...
  • Why Civilian Disarmament in the U.S. is Just a Statist Fantasy

    01/08/2013 5:00:32 PM PST · by RWB Patriot · 70 replies
    Survivalblog ^ | N/A | James Wesley Rawles
    I often have SurvivalBlog readers forward me alarmist e-mails, warning of "total disarmament" of the civilian populace. While there indeed may be plans or schemes to disarm Americans, I don't consider these threats credible. Let me explain why: I would conservatively estimate that there are about 316 million firearms in private hands in the United States. Of these, less than 10% are logged in any formal registry. Perhaps another 30% have Form 4473s filed with the FFL dealers where they were first purchased, but that is a fractured mishmash of records with a quite perishable life span. It is notable...
  • Action figures for 'Django Unchained' draw protest (Tarantino selling slaves)

    01/08/2013 4:58:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/08/13
    **SNIP** Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, plans a news conference Tuesday with other Los Angeles black community leaders calling for the removal of the toys from the market. Ali called the action figures "a slap in the face of our ancestors." "We were outraged," said Ali, upon learning of the figures. "We feel that it trivializes the horrors of slavery and what African Americans experienced." The action figures are collectibles recommended for people older than 17.
  • Pakistani troops slit throats of two Indian soldiers (Second Intro Night Lead)

    01/08/2013 4:58:22 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    MSN News ^ | Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | Indo-Asian News Service
    Jammu/New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) In a brazen violation of the 2003 ceasefire, Pakistani troops Tuesday intruded into Jammu and Kashmir and killed two Indian soldiers by slitting their throats, officials said. They also opened heavy fire on Indian posts on the LOC late Tuesday. India condemned the killings as "absolutely unacceptable" and "inhuman" and said it will give a "proportionate response", while the Pakistan Army dismissed the "allegations". Pakistani soldiers, apparently from the 29 Baloch Regiment, took advantage of a dense fog to sneak into an Indian post in Sona Gali area in the border district of Poonch. Poonch...
  • Sources: Clinton's Benghazi Testimony Expected in Two Weeks

    01/08/2013 4:54:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who returned to work Monday after a month-long illness, is expected to testify before the House and Senate committees regarding the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya when both chambers are back in session the week of Jan. 21, sources said Tuesday. My sense is, her hearing probably will take place the morning of the 22nd, the incoming ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday. Corker said he had had some very good conversations with her chief of staff and that Clinton appeared anxious to...
  • Crayon Color Names For Liberals

    01/08/2013 4:51:36 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-8-13 | The Looking Spoon
    h/t to John Hawkins of Right Wing News for the tip on the #ProgressiveCrayonColors game at Twitter. Some are mine, but many of these were derived from what I found there.
  • Public Schools - Crooked Teachers And Lying Principals

    01/08/2013 4:44:34 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-8-2013 | Walter Williams
    Public Schools - Crooked Teachers And Lying Principals Politics / Educating ChildrenJan 08, 2013 - 05:56 AM Walter E. Williams writes: Nearly two years ago, U.S. News & World Report came out with a story titled "Educators Implicated in Atlanta Cheating Scandal." It reported that "for 10 years, hundreds of Atlanta public school teachers and principals changed answers on state tests in one of the largest cheating scandals in U.S. history." More than three-quarters of the 56 Atlanta schools investigated had cheated on the National Assessment of Educational Progress test, sometimes called the national report card. Cheating orders came from...
  • It's Come to This: GOP Rep Introduces Bill to Block Trillion Dollar Coin Scheme

    01/08/2013 4:42:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Guy Benson
    I humbly proffer the ultimate companion piece to this morning's item, which quoted the President Obama expressing his irritation over John Boehner's incessant carping about some "government spending problem" the president is convinced doesn't really exist.  Ladies and gentlemen, it has indeed come to this:   Lawmakers are still positioning themselves for a debt ceiling fight in a few months, but one Republican congressman wants to snuff out a particular idea immediately: the U.S. Treasury minting $1 trillion platinum coins to avert a debt ceiling showdown. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has introduced a bill to specifically ban President Barack Obama...
  • Nebraska Environmental Report Finds Keystone XL Pipeline Safe To Bring Jobs, Revenue, Growth

    01/08/2013 4:37:15 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Energy: The further review the administration said was needed is done, with a Nebraska environmental agency saying it's safe to build the pipeline that will bring oil, jobs and revenue from our friendly northern neighbor. After kicking the Canadian oil barrel down the road, the Obama administration may soon be forced to approve the Keystone XL pipeline or come up with another excuse to block it after a report from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality declared it would have "minimal environmental impacts" on the state and its sensitive aquifers. Friday's report triggered a 30-day deadline for Nebraska Gov. Dave...
  • Large Cities All Over America Are Degenerating Into Gang-Infested War Zones

    01/08/2013 4:35:49 PM PST · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/8/13 | Michael Snyder
    Gangs provide a support system, a feeling of community, and a sense of purpose for many young people. Unfortunately, most of these gangs use violence and crime to achieve their goals, and they are taking over communities all over America. If your community is not a gang-infested war zone yet, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate. If nothing is done about this, the violence and the crime that is fueled by these gangs will continue to spread, and eventually nearly every single community in the United States will be affected by it. Lets take a closer look at...
  • Off With a Bang: Assault on Second Amendment Begins

    01/08/2013 4:33:15 PM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Off With a Bang: Assault on Second Amendment BeginsPosted By Matthew Vadum On January 8, 2013 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 40 Comments President Obama is planning an aggressive, in-your-face, blitzkrieg-style campaign against Americans’ fundamental Second Amendment right to self-defense.After a madman murdered 26 people including 20 young schoolchildren last month at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Obama initially urged a reinstatement of the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban. The demonstrably useless law lapsed in 2004 and had no detectable impact on crime. It was designed to cater to big-city...
  • Gun-control fan Terry McAuliffe buys gun

    01/08/2013 4:33:05 PM PST · by jakerobins · 30 replies
    Just because Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is pushing for an assault weapons ban and one-gun-a-month restriction in the Old Dominion doesnt mean hes opposed to slinging lead. In fact, the former Democratic Party chairman is one of Virginias newest gun owners, the proud papa of a sleek Beretta over and under shotgun, the standard of excellence at the areas skeet ranges. Secrets first heard of his purchase over the weekend from shoppers at Dicks Sporting Goods in Baileys Crossroads who saw the likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee shouldering one of the pricy long guns.
  • Blame flies as pension plan stalls (Illinois' massively indebted system $96.8 billion in the hole)

    01/08/2013 4:32:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/08/13 | Rick Pearson, Ray Long
    **SNIP** Others stood against any pension changes. Some who were willing to entertain a new approach criticized the proposal as too harsh on public employees and retirees. Still others contended the proposal violates a state constitutional prohibition on diminishing or impairing public employee pensions, as union officials have maintained. Rep. Jim Durkin scoffed at the excuses for a lack of action, criticizing lawmakers who raised concerns that the pension bill might not be constitutional. "I'm perplexed that members of the Legislature now have grave concerns regarding the constitutionality of the pension legislation when they've disregarded the constitutionality of every other...
  • Welcome to Africas Alqaedastan-Obamas Libyan war breeds horror in Mali.

    01/08/2013 4:31:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    When it was my turn, they took me blindfolded, the thief said. Suddenly I felt a pain in my right hand that was out of this world. My hand had just been chopped off. This is Gao, once the seat of an empire, and then a glorified village, and now a city the size of Scranton under the boot of its Islamist conquerors. Gao has become a place where thieves have their hands cut off, where women are forced to wear the stifling Hijab in 113 degree heat or be lashed and where unmarried couples are stoned to death. Borders...
  • A New Study Suggests That Global Warming Won't Kill Off The Polar Bears

    01/08/2013 4:29:40 PM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 21, 2012 | Jennifer Welsh
    A new study indicates that global warming may actually benefit Arctic animals and ecosystem, by expanding their ranges and increasing biodiversity in the area as warmer-climate species move north. The research was published yesterday, Dec. 20, in the Journal PLoS ONE. Smithsonian.com reported:"Scientists found that, in most cases, global warming will actually give a boost to Arctic and subarctic life. Looking at 61 mammal species that currently inhabit high-latitude Europe the scientists found that, under climate conditions forecast for the year 2080, the majority of the species will see their ranges expand. They found that warming will actually bring in...
  • Obama Kills Post 9/11 Restrictions on Saudi Visitors

    01/08/2013 4:28:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Shortly after the Center for Immigration Studies put out a report warning that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program was widely unregulated and abused, the Obama Administration has decided to dispose of the last restrictions instituted after 9/11 to prevent a repeat of the revolving door Saudi visa system. The United States, a decade after Al Qaida strikes in New York and Washington, has opened its doors to Saudi nationals. Diplomats said the administration of President Barack Obama has removed most restrictions on the entry of Saudis to the United States. They said the percentage of visa approvals for Saudis...
  • New Study Says Global Warming is Good for Polar Bears

    01/08/2013 4:25:10 PM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The easiest way to take in this study is to take every one of those global warming propaganda posters of sad polar bears and draw a smile on that bear. "A new study indicates that global warming may actually benefit Arctic animals and ecosystem, by expanding their ranges and increasing biodiversity in the area as warmer-climate species move north." "They found that warming will actually bring in more species from further south, increasing biodiversity in the region. And, even in their worst-case scenario, they expect at most one species to go extinct: the Arctic fox. But, they suspect that this...
  • 2012 Economic Census (vanity: what is this crap?)

    01/08/2013 4:16:37 PM PST · by manic4organic · 51 replies
    My Mailbox ^ | 01/08/2013 | Me
    I received this in the mail the other day. The front of the envelope reads: "U.S. Census Bureau Form Enclosed. YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW. Please complete and return by February 12, 2013. I knew the Census is part of the Constitution but a business census? They have pages and pages of forms they want filled out. They want to know how many employees, all my financial numbers, (sales and types services and products offered). First, is this Constitutional? Second, doesn't the IRS have most of this information already?
  • Australias Weather Is So Hot, New Colors Added To Weather Map

    01/08/2013 4:15:45 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    Yahoo - Lookout - AP ^ | 1-8-2013 | Claudine Zap
    Australias Weather Is So Hot, New Colors Added To Weather Map Claudine Zap The LookoutJanuary 8, 2013 Australia weather map adds new colors for record breaking heat (Image via Bureau of Meteorology) The forecast in Australia: Hot, hot, hotand getting hotter. As a record-breaking heatwave hovers over many regions and territories (which are in their summer months now), the continents Bureau of Meteorology has added two new colors to the weather map to reflect the rising mercury. The map currently shows the weather in orange tones at the top, which indicate temperatures 40 to 48 degrees Celsius. But forecasts are...
  • C.E.S. 2013: Panasonics TVs Can Recognize a Face

    01/08/2013 4:13:54 PM PST · by BBell · 28 replies
    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | ROY FURCHGOTT
    C.E.S. 2013: Panasonics TVs Can Recognize a Face Panasonics new product introductions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas touch on what is becoming a common theme making your TV do the work of finding shows you want to watch.. The company announced a feature called My Home Screen that will show a viewer customized suggestions of TV shows, streaming shows and Internet content, all on one screen. The idea is to put all of the content in one place so a viewer does not have to search separately for TV shows and video on demand, for instance. Each...
  • Two brothers found dead inside Va. Beach restaurant

    01/08/2013 4:13:20 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | Janaury 8, 2013 | Cindy Clayton and Margaret Matray
    Two brothers were found dead Tuesday morning inside a restaurant where one of them worked in the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center near Lynnhaven Mall. A delivery driver who arrived at the Rallys fast food restaurant at 845 Lynnhaven Pkwy. about 2:10 a.m. found one of the men and called police to report a gunshot wound, said Officer Tonya Borman, a police spokeswoman. Officers discovered the second man when they arrived on the scene.
  • Calif. bill would regulate ammunition sales

    01/08/2013 4:12:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | Jan. 07, 2013 | TERRY COLLINS
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- A California assemblywoman introduced a bill on Monday that aims to regulate ammunition sales. The measure, AB48, would establish restrictions similar to those covering gun sales, including requiring sellers to be licensed and buyers to have and show valid identification. "When we have so many safeguards in place around the purchase of guns, why is it so much easier to buy bullets, the things that make guns deadly?" Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner asked as she unveiled the measure during a news conference outside her office in Oakland. "Today, it is easier in California to buy bullets than it...
  • Whether the Semi-Automatic Weapons Ban Passes Depends on What Happens to the Senate Rules (McCain)

    01/08/2013 4:06:24 PM PST · by Red Steel · 77 replies
    Red State ^ | January 4th, 2013 at 05:48 PM | Michael Hammond
    McCAIN MAY BE WORKING TO STAB US IN THE BACK It was reported yesterday that Vice President Joe Biden guaranteed to ailing Boston Mayor Tom Menino that sweeping gun control legislation would be passed by the end of January. How sweeping? A quick look at Feinsteins semi-auto ban legislation suggests that up to 75% of all handguns currently in circulation would be banned, along with 50% of all long guns. Depending on its configuration, the AR-15 you already have would probably be treated like a machine gun. You would have to be fingerprinted, background checked by the FBI, and undergo...
  • Hagel: The Wrong Man

    01/08/2013 4:04:43 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Commentary Magazine/National Review ^ | 1-8-13 | Alan M. Dershowitz /Ed Koch
    Ed Koch: I Knew Obama Would Betray IsraelI admire former Mayor Ed Kochs willingness to break with his own party on issues of principle, but his comments to the Algemeiner today are mind-boggling. In between some very strong denunciations of the Chuck Hagel nomination, Koch casually let it drop that he suspected Obama would abandon his pro-Israel positions after the election. The former mayor, of course, endorsed Obamas reelection and served as one of his surrogates to the pro-Israel community: Frankly, I thought that there would come a time when [Obama] would renege on what he conveyed on his support...
  • Al Jazeera as Voice of Qatar (as Voice of muslim Brotherhood)

    01/08/2013 4:04:08 PM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    dianawest.net ^ | 05JAN13 | Diana West
    Before we heard that Al Gore's Current TV had rejected Glenn Beck's The Blaze TV as a buyer for, as Beck put it, "legacy" reasons and selected Al Jazeera as its white knight instead, Fjordman passed along this December 25 Deutche Welle interview with Aktham Suliman, Al Jazeera's former Berlin correspondent. Suliman argues that Al Jazeera's coverage is a policy instrument of its owners the Qataris, who, as he puts it, "tend toward the Muslim Brotherhood." Saudi-investor-funded Al Arabiya TV, on the other hand, is more Salafist. Big difference? Hah -- not when it comes to extending sharia. "Generally speaking,...
  • Salvatore Majorca created the revolutionary Moto Major Motorcycle 1949

    01/08/2013 4:03:15 PM PST · by virgil283 · 13 replies
    "Torinese engineer Salvatore Majorca created the revolutionary Moto Major straight after WWII. Apparently it was an engineering rather than styling exercise, but 60 years on, its shape is still breathtaking. The wheels, in particular, would not look out of place on many modern motorcycles."..."The Major, born in 1948 on a draft of an engineer in Turin, Salvatore Majorca. Its aim is very clear: to create a very exceptional art, both stylistically and mechanically. As for aesthetics, one can not but look confirm the opinion of all those who see the Major is ahead about ten years compared to its contemporaries....
  • A tax even Chuck Schumer hates

    01/08/2013 3:58:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | january 7, 2013 | SALLY C. PIPES
    Among the five new ObamaCare tax hikes that kicked in Jan. 1, one in particular is attracting opposition from both Republicans and Democrats: the tax on medical devices. Last month, 18 Democratic senators and senators-elect (including New Yorks own Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand) wrote Majority Leader Harry Reid, asking him to delay implementation of this 2.3 percent excise tax on the sales of everything from pacemakers to tongue depressors. The House already voted to repeal the tax, which is projected to extract as much as $29 billion from medical-device firms. Theres a reason that lawmakers from both parties...
  • Armstrong allegedly offered large "donation" to doping agency

    01/08/2013 3:53:29 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 10 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | CBS/Scott Pelley
    Cyclist Lance Armstrong once offered a large "donation" to the same agency that recently concluded he and his team had used illegal substances, causing him to be stripped of his seven Tour de Frances wins. The brazenly inappropriate gesture made to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is recounted by the agency's CEO Travis Tygart, who tells Scott Pelley the whole story of his agency's investigation of Armstrong for the first time in an interview to be broadcast on the premiere edition of "60 Minutes Sports," Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10:00 p.m. on the Showtime network. Armstrong once gave the International Cycling...
  • Coming Soon to Your TV All My Babys Mamas Starring Rapper Shawty Lo and Ten of His Babys Mamas

    01/08/2013 3:52:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 8, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Coming soon to your television All My Babys Mamas a reality show starring rapper Shardy Low and the ten women who had eleven of his babies. The show is scheduled to air this spring on Oprahs Oxygen Channel. (VIDEO AT LINK) Thats not a house. Thats a harem...
  • McCarthy may turn to celebrities to remove snitching stigma (Derrick Rose in Chicago?)

    01/08/2013 3:48:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/08/13 | John Byrne
    Gun violence on Chicago streets has become such a concern that Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today he's considering turning to celebrity mouthpieces like Bulls star Derrick Rose to try to convince residents to break the "no-snitch" code of silence that often impedes investigations into shootings in Chicago neighborhoods. McCarthy said he has "spoken to a number of (celebrities) and they're all very interested" in becoming spokespeople for a campaign to convince Chicagoans to cooperate with police. He would not give specific names, but did say Rose, who grew up in crime-plagued Englewood before achieving NBA fame, is the type...
  • Major Connecticut Gun Center Changes Rules on Sale of 'Assault Style' Rifles

    01/08/2013 3:41:32 PM PST · by matt04 · 16 replies
    Hoffmans Gun Center and Indoor Shooting Range has a new policy on assault rifles in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, a change that has ignited a storm on Facebook. The Newington store, whose motto is Guns for the Good Guys, announced late last week on Facebook that Hoffmans Gun Center will require a Connecticut state pistol permit to purchase assault style center fire rifles.Thats instead of the previous policy of selling a weapon like an AR-15 or Bushmaster .223 (used in the Newtown slayings) pending a two-week background check. The move set off a torrent of reaction on...
  • Bullies: Obama Administration Summons NRA to White House

    01/08/2013 3:35:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 1/8/13 | Ben Sharpiro
    Vice President Joe Biden, who is heading up the Presidents task force on gun control proposals, announced Tuesday that he would be meeting this week with the National Rifle Association, among other groups. And his timing is just a bit suspect; the day before meeting with the NRA, Biden will be meeting with gun control organizations and shooting victims. Presumably, his welcome for the NRA will be somewhat less hearty. The NRA, under heavy public pressure thanks to the White Houses bully tactics after the Sandy Hook massacre, said it would visit the White House
  • DC Police: Please stop throwing rocks at buses

    01/08/2013 3:33:38 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 53 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/7/2013
    Metro says that Metrobuses traveling in parts of Southeast Washington are being pelted with rocks. As part of a campaign to discourage this, police are distributing a flier reminding people not to throw rocks at buses or cars. Flier here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dr-gridlock/files/2013/01/Dont-Throw-Rocks-Flier.pdf The Metro Transit Police and Metropolitan Police Department have been distributing the flier, which features a reminder that throwing rocks at vehicles is a crime. It also includes 911 as well as numbers for D.C. police (202-727-9099) and the transit police (202-962-2121, which riders may or may not recognize as the number repeated in system-wide announcements). The transit agency...
  • FORMER NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATE ACTUALLY COMPARES GUN OWNERS TO CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS

    01/08/2013 3:29:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Appearing on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Thursday, former New York City mayoral candidate and author Mark Green advocated for new legislation that would allow people to identify and locate gun owners who lived in their neighborhoods. He compared it to the already existing “Megan’s Law,” which lets citizens know if a convicted sex offender lives near them. Then he flat-out compared sex offenders to gun owners.“If we have a Megan’s Law — because I think almost everyone might agree — that if you’re a convicted child molester, a neighbor might want to know that because they’re in your home, safe, but...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cuomo Close To Announcing Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

    01/08/2013 3:21:27 PM PST · by library user · 84 replies
    CBS ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | Staff
    YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) A deal to give New York one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation is being negotiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who, sources said Tuesday, is hoping to announce the plan Wednesday during his State of the State speech in Albany. Cuomo hopes to jump-start the 2013 legislative session with a big deal that could dramatically alter gun control laws across the state.Highly placed sources told CBS 2s Marcia Kramer that Cuomo is negotiating with Assembly and Senate leaders for a package of gun control laws that would be a dramatic response to the...
  • How To Fly A U-2 Spy Plane (Declassified Flight Manual for Secret Reconnaissance Aircraft)

    01/08/2013 3:17:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | Jan 8, 2013 | Jason Torchinsky
    How To Fly A U-2 Spy Plane Got your eye on a sweet used '59 U-2 spy plane you saw on Craigslist? Would you go ahead and take the plunge if you just, you know, knew how to fly it? Then boy, are you in luck. That's because a couple days ago an entire flight manual for the U-2 from 1959 was declassified and released by the CIA. You can tell it's declassified because on each page where the word "secret" appears, someone has carefully drawn a line through it. We've got a copy here for you. The U-2 is,...
  • Scrutiny of 787 fire ramps up; Boeing shares fall

    01/08/2013 3:16:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    AP ^ | January 8, 2013 | JOSHUA FREED
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Federal safety investigators intensified their scrutiny of a Monday fire aboard a Boeing 787 as concerned investors sold shares in the aircraft maker for a second day. Boeing on Tuesday confirmed that the fire aboard a Japan Airlines plane appeared to have started in a battery pack for the planes auxiliary power unit. The National Transportation Safety Board described the fire damage to the battery as severe, and said it is sending two more investigators to examine the Japan Airlines plane. It also formed investigative groups to look at the planes electrical systems as well as the...
  • Ted Cruz draws presidential buzz, but is he eligible?

    01/08/2013 3:15:17 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | January 7, 2013 | DAVID CATANESE
    Ted Cruz may have the aura of a future presidential contender, but is he even eligible...? The newly sworn-in Texas senator and rising Republican star was born in Canada, to a mother who was born in Delaware and Cuban father. Thats triggered a debate about whether hes eligible for the nations highest office... While theres no legal precedent for Cruzs situation, most constitutional scholars surveyed by POLITICO believe the 42-year-old tea party sensation would be OK. The problem is, no one knows what a natural born citizen is, agreed University of California, Davis law professor Gabriel Chin, who argued in...
  • India to decide response after 'ghastly' Pakistan attack

    01/08/2013 3:13:58 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 9, 2013 | anon
    NEW DELHI (AFP) - India was to decide its response Wednesday after accusing Pakistan of killing two of its soldiers and mutilating one of the bodies ...
  • Got an email from Janet Napolitano tonight...

    01/08/2013 3:04:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    1/08/13 | email
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  • Hagel nomination cheers Iran, worries Israel

    01/08/2013 3:03:24 PM PST · by Arthurio · 4 replies
    Iran's Foreign Ministry says it is hopeful the appointment of former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon would improve relations between Tehran and the U.S. Asked about Hagel's nomination, ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that Tehran was hopeful that there would be "practical changes" to U.S. foreign policy, and that nations would change their attitude towards the U.S. if it respected their rights.
  • Old Spice Power ads (Terry Crews) in 3D!

    01/08/2013 2:54:09 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 13, 2012 | Uploaded by jakthelombax
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  • Is Ted Cruz eligible to be president?

    01/08/2013 2:51:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 8, 2013 | Allahpundi
    Alternate headline: Liberals to discover strange new respect for Natural Born Clause circa 2016/2020. The newly sworn-in Texas senator and rising Republican star was born in Canada, to a mother who was born in Delaware and Cuban father. Thats triggered a debate about whether hes eligible for the nations highest office nevermind that hes been in Congress less than a week. While theres no legal precedent for Cruzs situation, most constitutional scholars surveyed by POLITICO believe the 42-year-old tea party sensation would be OK. But theres just enough gray area to stoke controversy, as Cruz learned during his campaign...
  • Congress less popular than root canal, cockroaches and lice, poll says

    01/08/2013 2:49:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/8/13 | Seth McLaughlin
    A new poll shows that Congress is less popular than carnies, root canals and colonoscopies, but more popular than the ebola virus, meth labs and gonorrhea. SNIP On the bright side, Congress came out of the survey in higher standing than North Korea, the Kardashian family, and actress Lindsay Lohan, as well as Cuba's Fidel Castro and former Sen. John Edwards.
  • Cruz:Govt Shutdown Brought Balanced Budgets/Fiscal Responsibility

    01/08/2013 2:49:06 PM PST · by TWhiteBear · 1 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Jan 7, 2013 | Ted Cruz
    If you don't raise the debt ceiling, that ... is temporarily stopped. Now, we did that in 1995. We didn't default on our debt. TED CRUZ: And the result was balanced budgets, and some of the greatest fiscal responsibility we have seen in modern times from Congress, because fiscal conservatives stood together and said, we need to be responsible.
  • Spread This Film and Bring New Friends to Bayit Yehudi

    01/08/2013 2:45:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/1/13 | Naftali Bennett
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp7NNjClQ2o It has English in last segment.
  • Brad Pitt Playing Pontius Pilate?

    01/08/2013 2:43:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Empire Magazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Owen Williams
    As revealed last autumn, Warners are planning to add to the recent spate of proposed Biblical epics with its own yarn based around Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. Deadline now reveals that Brad Pitt is circling the lead role. Reports that it's because he wants to wash his hands of World War Z remain unverified. The familiar version of Pilate is more or less the one played - rather well - by Hristo Shopov in Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ, and by David Bowie in Scorsese's The Last Temptation Of Christ - although perhaps you prefer Telly Savalas in...
  • Morning Examiner: Red state Senate Dems face tough early votes (Gun control, debt limit, amnesty)

    01/08/2013 2:39:40 PM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 7, 2013 | 7:57 am Modified: January 7, 2013 at 8:30 am | Conn Carroll
    I think you need to put everything on the table, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D, told ABC News George Stephanopoulos this past Sunday, but what I hear from the administration and if the Washington Post is to be believed thats way, way in extreme of what I think is necessary or even should be talked about. And its not going to pass. The Washington Post article Heitkamp was referring to, reported that President Obama would soon seek to pass legislation that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national...
  • Flashback: John Brennan praises Hezbollah - Audio

    01/08/2013 2:35:42 PM PST · by Frankusa · 6 replies
    "Hezbollah started out as purely a terrorist organization back in the early 80s and has evolved significantly over time. And now it has members of parliament, in the cabinet. There are lawyers, doctors, others who are part of the Hezbollah organization... And so, quite frankly, Im pleased to see that a lot of Hezbollah individuals are in fact renouncing that type of terrorism and violence and are trying to participate in the political process [in Lebanon] in a very legitimate fashion. " AUDIOWhite House counterterrorism adviser and nominee for Director of the CIA, John Brennan