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  • 18 dead of flu in Massachusetts

    01/09/2013 7:38:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 9, 2013 | Christine McConville
    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting that 18 Bay Staters have died from the flu so far this season. At least four of these people were from Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission’s Nick Martin told the Herald. “We’re seeing a significant increase in sickness and severity,” Martin said.
  • GlobalFoundries to Build $2 Billion R&D Facility in New York.

    01/09/2013 7:38:01 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 01/08/2013 11:11 PM | Anton Shilov
    GlobalFoundries to Establish Massive R&D Center Near Fab 8 GlobalFoundries on Tuesday said it would build its new technology development center (TDC) at its Fab 8 campus in Saratoga County, New York. The TDC will provide a collaborative space to develop end-to-end solutions covering the full spectrum of silicon technology, from new interconnect and packaging technologies that enable three-dimensional (3D) stacking of chips to leading-edge photomasks for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography and everything in between.“As the industry shifts from the PC era to a market focused on mobile devices, we have seen increasingly strong interest from customers in migrating to...
  • Django.WhiteHut.gov Petition to outlaw guns around pResident needs 8,571 more signatures

    01/09/2013 7:36:39 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Piers Morgan deporation petition is going to be addressed because it passed the threshold of 25,000 votes. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2975918/posts There are 13 more days to get the required number of signatures on the petition to establish a gun-free zone around the pResident and send the Secret Service home is in the final stretch. This petition illustrates the insanity of gun-free zones, and the hypocrisy of a politicians surrounding themselves with armed guards while insisting that our children be soft targets. We have to fight the gun-grabbers on every front or they are going to win. This is just another front.
  • Ben Shapiro on Hannity: “We’ve Reached the End of Bipartisanship.We’ve Reached the End of Civility”

    01/09/2013 7:36:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/9/13 | Jim Hoft
    Ben Shapiro was on with Sean Hannity last night to discuss his new book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” and to list the top five progressive bullies in America today. As a final question, Hannity asked Ben how do conservatives counter the progressive bullies today. Ben answered, “We can’t be civil with them. We can’t. We’ve reached the end of bipartisanship. We’ve reached the end of civility. It’s like the Geneva Conventions. These people are out of uniform. Once they exit the realm of civility they are now fair game. And it’s enough playing...
  • RG3's father: ACL partially intact

    01/09/2013 7:31:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
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  • Gun Grabbing Legislation Sweeps Nation

    01/09/2013 7:28:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/9/13 | Ben Shapiro
    Remember when the left pretended they liked the Second Amendment? That’s passé. Today, Democrats around the country are preparing for a big gun grab, the likes of which the Republic has never before seen. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has actually publicly pitched all-out gun confiscation (or alternatively, forced gun buybacks), is now preparing grandiose new legislation designed to strip New Yorkers of “assault weapons,” as well as restrict the size of magazines. In the only provision actually designed to reduce crime, Cuomo will also propose harsher penalties for using a gun in the commission of a crime....
  • Transgender Teacher Sues Catholic School Over Firing

    01/09/2013 7:27:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/7/13 | Russel Goldman
    A transgender teacher is suing the New York City Catholic school where he worked for more than 30 years, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for growing out his hair, painting his fingernails and being "worse than gay." In a lawsuit, Mark Krolikowski, 59, alleges that after 32 years of teaching at St. Francis Prep in Queens, N.Y., and receiving numerous accolades for his work including leading students in a musical performance for Pope Benedict XVI, he was fired last year after the parents of a ninth grader complained about his appearance. Krolikowski remains anatomically male and routinely wore suits and...
  • Georgia Gun Sales And Permit Applications Soar Post-Newtown

    01/09/2013 7:24:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    http://www.ajc.com/ ^ | January 9,2013 | Katie Leslie
    Gun sales and permit requests have surged across metro Atlanta since the Connecticut school massacre last month, a trend many say will continue as Congress considers tougher gun control measures.
  • Do You Know About Obamacare’s Part-Time Trap

    01/09/2013 7:22:30 AM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    http://www.libertynews.com/ ^ | january 8, 2013 | jimmie bise jr
    Moe Lane highlighted a number of business in several states that are cutting their employees’ hours (when they’re not actually laying off employees), to prepare for the coming asteroid-strike that are the Obamacare taxes. The IRS, which is in charge of enforcing the bazillion-page monstrosity, recently decided 30 hours is the new “full-time” and so tens of thousands of workers will find their hours cut from a normal 32-40 down to 29, so their bosses can afford to keep them on the payroll. The whole cycle of government action/business reaction/government overreaction was as predictable as an Obama campaign speech but...
  • A weighty problem: The official kilo is getting heavier

    01/09/2013 7:21:44 AM PST · by null and void · 13 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Jan. 08 2013, 11:41 AM EST | Oliver Moore
    In a vault in suburban Paris sits the official kilo, the 124-year-old standard from which numerous other measurements are derived. Even in the carefully controlled and protected environment, contamination has built up on the surface of the object. The increase in mass is tiny but the effect on science is real. Unfortunately, the layman’s solution of simply washing the cylindrical item isn’t so easily done. So a pair of United Kingdom scientists has come up with an elaborate 30-hour procedure, a combination of rinsing, ultraviolet light and heating that promises to return the kilo to its true mass. Around the...
  • Quakers learn $500,000 lesson about how unions make their world a dangerous place

    01/09/2013 7:17:25 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | JANUARY 9TH, 2013 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    A group of Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania Quakers has discovered they have no “friends” in the union movement. The gentile folk that are called Friends or Quakers wanted to have a new meetinghouse built and foolishly thought they should engage the cheapest construction company to get the job done. Their problems arose when the word got out that the company they hired used non-union workers. This “insult” enraged the members of several unions that lost out on the work involved. The Friends Community could not afford to build their new meetinghouse if they had to knuckle under and pay union extortionist...
  • Che Guevara With Bling

    01/09/2013 7:16:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 8, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who think college offers no material relevant to the current scene might be pleasantly, or unpleasantly, surprised. At the 2013 Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Boston, Corrie Claiborne of Morehouse College told listeners of a new computer application that enables students to obtain historical background on rap songs. “Like if you hear, ‘I’m Che Guevara with bling on,’ you can click on Che Guevara and find out who he was,” she explained. One wonders whether this is an ambition to be pursued. Guevara was the military advisor to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, who overthrew the Batista regime on...
  • Gun TV Show Host Reminds Americans of the ‘ECONOMICS OF GUN CONTROL’.

    01/09/2013 7:13:40 AM PST · by turbocat · 7 replies
    The Steve Gill Show ^ | 1/8/2013 | Steve Gill Producer
    On the Shooting USA website, Scoutten has created and is sharing business cards and fliers (see below) that allow conceal carry owners to show their support for pro-conceal carry businesses. The site also offers a card that informs gun-free zone businesses that as a conceal carry owner you won’t be risking your life without your legal conceal firearm in their “killing zones”.
  • Clinton Publicly Linked Benghazi to Video Before Woods and Doherty Killed

    01/09/2013 7:12:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/09/2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    <p>On the night of Sept. 11, 2012 -- before former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed by a terrorist mortar strike -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a public statement linking the attack against the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, with an anti-Muslim video, which she referred to as "inflammatory material posted on the Internet."</p>
  • Barack the Unmerciful: Obama's Amazingly Stingy Clemency Record

    01/09/2013 7:08:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    Will Barack Obama go down in history as our least merciful president? With less than two weeks to go in his first term, this reputedly progressive and enlightened man has a strong shot at winning that dubious distinction. December, a traditional season for presidential clemency, has come and gone, and still Obama has granted just one commutation (which shortens a prisoner's sentence) and 22 pardons (which clear people's records, typically after they've completed their sentences). Barring a last-minute flurry of clemency actions, his first-term record looks weaker than those of all but a few previous presidents. Which of Obama's predecessors...
  • The Hipster Facade: Make all the money you want without being dubbed greedy — as long as you're hip.

    01/09/2013 7:05:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/09/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>America has always been a country of self-invention. Yet there used to be some correlation between the life that one lived and the life that one professed. It was hard to be a phony in the grimy reality of the coal mine, the steel mill, the south 40 acres, or atop a girder over Manhattan.</p>
  • CIA Nominee John Brennan Has Touted Hezbollah’s “Moderate Elements”

    01/09/2013 7:00:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 9, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    CIA director-designate John Brennan’s stated views on the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah at times has appeared to be out of step with others in the Obama administration, which he has served as White House counterterrorism adviser since 2009. Even before President Obama’s election, Brennan—who was Obama’s chief intelligence adviser during the 2008 presidential campaign—was promoting a shift in the U.S. approach to Hezbollah. The Iranian- and Syrian-sponsored Shi’ite group, which also participates in Lebanese parliamentary politics, is blamed for attacks included a series of suicide bombings in Beirut in 1983 which killed more than 300 people, including 241 U.S. servicemen...
  • EIA forecasts loose global oil market through 2014

    01/09/2013 6:56:36 AM PST · by thackney · 2 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | 01/08/2013 | Conglin Xu
    In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, issued Jan. 8, the US Energy Information Administration forecasts a fairly loose oil market in the next 2 years, as higher global consumption will be more than offset by increasing global supply. Also, this STEO is the first to include monthly forecasts for 2014, EIA reported. Worldwide oil supply is expected to increase by 1 million b/d in 2013 and by 1.7 million b/d in 2014 with most of the growth coming from producers outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, EIA reported. EIA also forecasts that non-OPEC production will rise by 1.4 million...
  • ESPN Opts Not to Renew Rob Parker's Contract After RGIII Comments

    01/09/2013 6:56:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 1/8/13 | TIM KEENEY
    Less than a month after suspending Rob Parker for 30 days, ESPN announced on Tuesday that it was not going to renew the controversial analyst's contract.
  • Maher: “The Bible Only Makes Sense if You’re Really High”

    01/09/2013 6:55:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 8, 2013 | Eric Scheiner
    During his appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show Monday, guest Bill Maher told the audience, “The Bible only makes sense if you're really high.” … When audience reaction to the remark was muted, Maher continued, “Touchy group tonight.” …
  • The Muddle Class

    01/09/2013 6:54:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 1 replies
    WSJ - BOTW ^ | 8 Jan 2013 | James Taranto
    Elizabeth Warren turns out to be a special pleader for her own industry... Warren’s example illustrates as well as ours the point about the trouble with defining “middle class” in terms of annual income. But the combination of her two examples illustrates something about her, too. What did Warren do before her recent foray into politics? She was a professor at Harvard. What policy does she suggest to “strengthen America’s middle class”? Pouring more federal money into subsidizing the already heavily subsidized industry where she spent her career. What is her archetypal example of a middle-class American? Someone who both...
  • Obama Advisor: Hagel Will Bring ‘Huge Cuts’ to the Military

    01/09/2013 6:53:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/09/2013 | Stephen Hayes
    <p>In today’s New York Times, David Brooks argues persuasively that Chuck Hagel has been nominated to help Barack Obama dramatically cut defense spending.</p> <p>"Chuck Hagel has been nominated to supervise the beginning of this generation-long process of defense cutbacks. If a Democratic president is going to slash defense, he probably wants a Republican at the Pentagon to give him political cover, and he probably wants a decorated war hero to boot.</p>
  • USDA: 1 in 4 children were on food stamps in fiscal year 2011

    01/09/2013 6:49:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/9/13 | Caroline May
    One in four children in America participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, in fiscal year 2011, according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture and U.S. Census Bureau. The USDA’s “Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2011” shows that in 2011, 19.9 million children, or people under 18, received food stamp benefits. The Census estimates there were 73.9 million children living in the United States in 2011, meaning that 26.9 percent of children, or approximately one in four, were on food stamps in 2011. The USDA notes that children constituted 45...
  • Texas not the only state with a budget surplus

    01/09/2013 6:48:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    <p>With a $500 million budget surplus and $2 billion in reserves, Indiana Governor-elect Mike Pence has pledged to give back some of that money when he takes office next week by cutting personal income taxes.</p> <p>“An across-the-board tax cut for all Hoosiers would send a strong signal that we are managing our funds wisely and also reducing the tax burden on our taxpayers and businesses,” the former U.S. Congressman said while campaigning to replace outgoing fellow Republican Mitch Daniels as governor.</p>
  • 2012 hottest year on record in contiguous U.S., NOAA says

    01/09/2013 6:45:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/09/2013 | By Juliet Eilperin
    <p>Temperatures in the contiguous United States last year were the hottest in more than a century of record-keeping, shattering the mark set in 1998 by a wide margin, the federal government announced Tuesday.</p> <p>The average temperature in 2012 was 55.3 degrees, one degree above the previous record and 3.2 degrees higher than the 20th-century average, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. They described the data as part of a longer-term trend of hotter, drier and potentially more extreme weather.</p>
  • No more paper Social Security checks come March

    01/09/2013 6:45:17 AM PST · by haffast · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | January 9, 2013: 5:39 AM ET | Melanie Hicken
    In an effort to cut spending, federal officials began retiring paper checks in favor of direct deposits and prepaid "Direct Express" debit cards in May 2011. Since then, the Treasury Department has required all new recipients of payments from federal benefits programs -- including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income disability, Veterans Affairs and government pension plans -- to sign up for electronic payments. It set a March 1, 2013, deadline for all other recipients to do the same. snip So now, the agency is urging remaining check recipients to beat the March 1 deadline. The department has partnered with more...
  • The Never-Ending Class Warfare Crusade

    01/09/2013 6:44:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The most-viewed post in the history of this blog is the “riding in the wagon” cartoon, but the post that has received the highest number of star-ratings is my video on class warfare. I hope that means people share my concerns about the destructive and punitive mentality of so many of the kleptocrats in Washington.Speaking of which, I debated one of those people on Bloomberg TV.We got a decent amount of time, so a lot of topics were discussed. Here are the ones that merit a comment or two.Dan Mitchell Debating Class Warfare Tax Policy on Bloomberg TV Stealing all...
  • Gallup: Independents remain at 2011 high, Democrats gain slightly in leaners

    01/09/2013 6:42:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>An average of 47% of Americans identified as Democrats or said they were independents who leaned Democratic in 2012, compared with 42% who identified as or leaned Republican. That re-establishes a Democratic edge in party affiliation after the two parties were essentially tied in 2010 and 2011. ...</p>
  • Guns Are Designed to Kill (And killing is legitimate in some circumstances)

    01/09/2013 6:38:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/09/2013 | Kenneth Bennight
    <p>Would-be gun controllers argue that guns are different from other dangerous commodities. Guns are uniquely are designed to kill, they say, and therefore lack the utility of other dangerous things. Take automobiles, for instance: automobiles kill more people than guns, but automobiles' primary use is peaceful, and automobiles are not designed to kill. Why, gun controllers ask, should we tolerate guns, which are dangerous and have no material utility other than killing?</p>
  • Hagel: A Petty Pick (Did Obama choose him out of spite?)

    01/09/2013 6:34:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/09/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    <p>It’s official. President Obama has named former senator Chuck Hagel (R., Neb.) as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense-secretary-nomination fight since George H. W. Bush’s failed appointment of Senator John Tower (R., Texas) more than 20 years ago.</p>
  • White House Misfires On Gun Control

    01/09/2013 6:32:35 AM PST · by suspects · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 9, 2013 | Michael Graham
    The position of pro-Second Amendment Americans is that gun ownership is part of the fundamental human right to self-defense, explicitly stated in the Constitution by the Founding Fathers due to an overarching political philosophy regarding the balance of power between the individual and the state. The position of the anti-gun activists in the Obama administration is “guns are icky.” The media consider them the intellectuals in this debate. And so Fox News reports “White House In Gun Control Sprint.” President Obama wants to fast-track a stack of new gun laws before the lingering pain and horror of the Newtown, Conn.,...
  • The Fiscal Facts of Life (A refresher course for the ignorant)

    01/09/2013 6:32:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/09/2013 | Michael Tanner
    <p>Having completed yet another deficit-reduction agreement that somehow managed to increase the deficit, Congress and the Obama administration are now laying the groundwork for upcoming fights over the debt ceiling, the sequester, and the continuing resolution that will fund the government given continued refusal by Senate Democrats to pass a budget.</p>
  • Harvard Law Prof: Marriage Is “Not Two People Who Are Just Tennis Partners”

    01/09/2013 6:32:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 8, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School Robert P. George said marriage is “not two people who are just tennis partners,” when offering his defense of traditional marriage at a Heritage Foundation bloggers briefing on Tuesday. In an attempt to reframe the debate on gay “marriage,” George and authors Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson sought to first answer the fundamental question: “What Is Marriage?” … “As soon as you ask a proponent of same-sex marriage, ‘Well, what do you think marriage is?’ They are at a loss,” Girgis, a Ph. D. student at Princeton University, said. “I know you think...
  • The Death of Depth

    01/09/2013 6:31:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Rachel Marsden
    It's very likely that kids will find this column to be, like, totally stupid, and will conclude that they can write one sooooo much better. They will declare this on their Twitter feed, sandwiched between the hundreds of photos of themselves making that pursed-lips "duck face," then wait for the "friends" they've never met in person to tell them how hot they look. That's because compared with 30 years ago, more American students think they're above average in writing, leadership, intelligence, drive and social skills, according to a BBC analysis of college freshmen data by psychologist Jean Twenge. A separate...
  • Startling Look at Employment Demographics by Age Group: Spotlight on Age 25-54

    01/09/2013 6:30:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    MISH'S Global Economic Trend Analysis ^ | 01/09/2013 | Michael Shedlock
    <p>Last month I posted a chart showing employment by age group. Here is an update as of Friday's job release.</p> <p>Note that 100% of the job growth since the recession is in age group 55 and over.</p> <p>Last month, someone proposed the above chart was blatantly misleading because it does not reflect the aging workforce.</p>
  • States Cut Taxes Even As Washington Raises Them

    01/09/2013 6:24:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    RCM ^ | 01/09/2013 | Steve Malanga
    <p>Although federal taxes are rising for three-quarters of Americans this year, many states have spent the last two fiscal years cutting levies and simplifying their tax codes. Even as high profile battles to raise taxes in places like California have garnered the press's attention, from Kansas to Michigan to Oregon and New Jersey, states have actually been net tax cutters recently after trying for several years to tax their way out of budget woes.</p>
  • New Illinois legislature has 3 charged lawmakers

    01/09/2013 6:23:39 AM PST · by HogsBreath · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 01-09-2013 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    When Illinois' new General Assembly takes the oath of office Wednesday, the state that's still struggling to rebuild its image after two consecutive governors went to prison will set yet another precedent of sorts: Three sitting lawmakers facing criminal charges.
  • 'Gun Appreciation Day' Seeks To Emulate Chick-fil-A Success, Scheduled For Jan. 19

    01/09/2013 6:21:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | Joe Schoffstall
    Pushing back against calls for greater gun control from some members in Congress, conservative groups have now launched a Chick-fil-A style 'Gun Appreciation Day' set to take place on January 19, 2013. According to US News and World Report: "If all goes according to plan, gun lovers will come out in droves on January 19 to support gun stores, gun ranges, and gun shows." "The national "Gun Appreciation Day," which is being launched by a coalition of conservative and gun rights groups, will take place a day before California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is expected to introduce legislation for an...
  • TomtheCameraMan Mass Shooting Cartoon

    01/09/2013 6:21:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    TomtheCameraMan ^ | 9 January, 2013 | tomthecameraman
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  • Chinese fakeaway: How the world's most famous buildings ... are being cloned

    01/09/2013 6:20:28 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 9, 2013 | Daniel Miller
    Some of the world's leading architects are up in arms as yet more copies of famous Western buildings spring up across in China at an unprecedented rate. Famous clones have already included the Ronchamp Chapel in France, the Eiffel Tower in Paris - and the entire town of Hallstatt in Austria. Now British architect Zaha Hadid said she plans to take legal action after her eye-catching Wangjing Soho development in Beijing appears to have been replicated by what she calls 'pirate architects', in the city of Chongqing. Hadid had initially appeared relaxed about the idea of look-a-like buildings suggesting it...
  • Islam “Helped to Shape” CIA Nominee John Brennan’s World View

    01/09/2013 6:16:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 9, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    As a college student in the 1970s, John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee for CIA director, traveled in Indonesia where—he recalled in a speech in New York in 2010—“despite my long hair, my earring and my obvious American appearance, I was welcomed throughout that country, in a way that is a reflection of the tremendous warmth of Islamic cultures and societies.” Brennan’s Feb. 13, 2010 address to a meeting at the Islamic Center at New York University, facilitated by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), provided an insight into his views on Islam, a faith which he said during the...
  • Angle of Repose

    01/09/2013 6:14:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    It is quiet out here today. It often is at the old graveyard. A soft wind plays over the monuments. Not a cloud in the sky this cold but bright weekday. No one else appears. Now and then I see others here, the walkers and talkers. Like the man who stood quietly addressing a gravestone, but it wasn't the gravestone he was talking to. Maybe he was sharing the news of his day, or hearing the news of eternity. No one else is here just now, but the place is scarcely empty. It is full of presences. But none disturb....
  • “Concern over possible uranium stockpile in Syria” (enough for 5 nukes)

    01/09/2013 6:07:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/09/2013 08:47 | (JPost.com staff)
    Concern is heightening over the possible existence of up to 50 tons of enriched uranium in Syria, the Financial Times reported Tuesday, a stockpile large enough for the production of five atomic bombs. To date, governments have largely focused on the fate of Syria’s chemical weapons, and preventing their seizure by Islamic militants spearheading the ongoing uprising against President Bashar Assad’s rule. As the country descends deeper into a sectarian civil war, however, fears have grown over the possible existence, and security, of a stockpile of processed uranium inside Syria. … An IAEA inspection team that visited the Al-Kibar site...
  • Dog shaved to look like lion sparks 911 call in Norfolk

    01/09/2013 6:07:14 AM PST · by Jonah Hex · 5 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | 9 January 2013 | Patrick Wilson
    The 911 caller reported that the baby lion was walking down Colley Avenue, possibly looking for food, near 50th Street. So police called the Virginia Zoo around 10:15 a.m. to make sure the lions were all accounted for, said Winfield Danielson, a zoo spokesman. Mramba, the male lion, and Zola, the female, were in their habitats. As it turns out, it was Charles the Monarch Labradoodle that was out and about.
  • Dog shaved to look like lion sparks 911 call in Norfolk (video at source)

    01/09/2013 6:04:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 1/9/2013 | Patrick Wilson
    The 911 caller reported that the baby lion was walking down Colley Avenue, possibly looking for food, near 50th Street. So police called the Virginia Zoo around 10:15 a.m. to make sure the lions were all accounted for, said Winfield Danielson, a zoo spokesman. Mramba, the male lion, and Zola, the female, were in their habitats. As it turns out, it was Charles the Monarch that was out and about. Neighborhood regulars know Charles, who hangs out with his owner at Daniel Painter's business, Daniel's Lawn & Garden Center, on Colley Avenue. Charles is a cross of Labrador retriever and...
  • Sen. Cruz Calls Obama “Imperial President” Who Ignores Congress

    01/09/2013 6:01:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013 08:19 AM | Greg McDonald
    Sen. Ted Cruz says Barack Obama is acting like an “imperial president” and must think he can do “nothing wrong,” given his adversarial push to have Congress accept Chuck Hagel as his new defense secretary and extend the nation’s debt limit without a fight. … Cruz, however, indicated he was more concerned about Obama’s determined effort to avoid a fight with Congress on the debt limit, which could mean a move to invoke the 14th Amendment’s provision on the public debt and simply tell the Treasury to ignore the debt ceiling. …
  • $500 bonus for a murder-free year? Chicago suburb considers rewarding cops

    01/09/2013 6:01:57 AM PST · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    NBCChicago.com ^ | BJ Lutz and Michelle Relerford
    CHICAGO -- Police officers in a Chicago suburb may be in line for $500 bonuses as a reward for a murder-free 2012. With a 3-0 vote, the city of Aurora's finance committee on Tuesday approved the plan, which is expected to cost about $144,500.
  • Wisconsin wolf hunt: Animal lovers plan memorial

    01/09/2013 6:00:24 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-8-13 | ap
    Animal lovers are planning a memorial for the wolves Wisconsin hunters killed this fall. The memorial is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11, in front of the state Department of Natural Resources headquarters in Madison, according to organizer Deanna Devaul, a member of the Alliance for Animals. The proceedings will include candles, bell-ringing and a poem honoring the dead wolves. The DNR ran the state's first organized wolf hunt this fall. Hunters killed 117 animals statewide.
  • Group’s ads link Islam to terrorism

    01/09/2013 5:55:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 6:43 PM | Pete Donohue
    Hundreds of potentially inflammatory advertisements linking Islam to terrorism have gone up in the subway—the biggest series of its kind to date. The ads depict an image of the Twin Towers in flames with a quote, attributed to the Koran, “Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers.” The pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative paid $77,000 for the message to be placed on 240 clocks throughout the subway system. …
  • Gun Control? Buy Back Programs? (Vanity)

    01/09/2013 5:55:01 AM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 3 replies
    Some of the Jews voluntarily lined up in an orderly fashion to board the cattle car trains that took them to their deaths. The Nazis even paid for their travel expenses. I guess that was a "buy back program" taken to it's logical extreme. The D.C. government needs to always know that the citizenry it seeks to take property and rights from is fully armed, fully capable of, and totally willing to, resist their efforts. Gun control has NEVER been about guns...it's ALWAYS been about control.