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  • 500,000 acre private property land-grab by U.S. Forest Service

    01/09/2013 10:08:45 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/9/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Nearly 200,000 American citizens in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties could lose free use of their private lands and property if the proposed Rim of the Valley National Park converting two national parks becomes law! A continuation of United Nations sponsored, Agenda 21 aims of shoving American citizens into carefully defined clusters of living space around large urban populations, the Rim of the Valley plan would severely affect personal liberty! Urgent action is needed to stop this huge new federal land grab threat says Chuck Cushman of the American Land Right Association. (1) “It will start with a small scope...
  • The FED and Indentured Citizens

    01/09/2013 10:07:55 AM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-08-13 | James Raider
    The Fed disguised In 1913 Congress abdicated its Constitutional responsibility over currency on behalf of the people when it created the monster called The Federal Reserve System. In creating a private joint stock entity, Congress not only surrendered jurisdiction over the dollar, it also relinquished control, oversight, and authority over the institution intended to manage the citizens’ currency. Decisions hastily made in environments of illiteracy, panic, and fear, and driven by energies with ulterior motives, rarely turn out well for those who succumb. Section 2A of The Fed’s Monetary Policy Objectives states, "The Board of Governors of the Federal...
  • Obama Forgets Writing on Gun Questionnaire (2008 Flashback)

    01/09/2013 10:01:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    abc ^ | Apr 17, 2008 | staff
    ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Talal Al-Khatib Report: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., maintained at Wednesday’s ABC News debate in Philadelphia that his handwriting does not appear on a 1996 questionnaire stating support for a ban on the manufacture, sale, and possession of handguns. The Democratic presidential frontrunner made this claim even though a copy of the original document suggests otherwise. "No, my writing wasn’t on that particular questionnaire, Charlie. As I said, I have never favored an all-out ban on handguns," said Obama. The Illinois Democrat made his remarks after ABC News’ Charlie Gibson told Obama: "In 1996, your campaign...
  • New Jersey cop who was spotted sleeping in patrol car now loses loaded gun

    01/09/2013 10:00:21 AM PST · by Altariel · 31 replies
    NBC 10 ^ | January 8, 2013 | Jean Casimir and David Chang
    A New Jersey cop who was spotted sleeping in his patrol car last summer has now lost a loaded handgun, according to his lawyer. Trenton Police Officer Richard Takach misplaced the Glock semi-automatic handgun in the city's West Precinct parking lot around 3 a.m. on Monday, his attorney Stuart Alterman said. "It's not a sign of him being careless," Alterman added. "It was an accident. Nobody intentionally loses a weapon. He was changing in and out of his duty uniform to his street clothes. He was transferring his weapon from his duty holster to an off-duty holster. And unfortunately he...
  • National Cathedral to Host 1st Same-Sex Weddings

    01/09/2013 9:57:09 AM PST · by RedMominBlueState · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 9, 2013 | Brett Zongker
    Cathedral officials tell The Associated Press the church will be among the first Episcopal congregations to implement a new rite of marriage for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members. The church will announce its new policy Wednesday. As the nation's most prominent church, the decision carries huge symbolism. The 106-year-old cathedral has long been a spiritual center for the nation, hosting presidential inaugural services and funerals for Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford......
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 1/9/13

    01/09/2013 9:57:00 AM PST · by Vision · 21 replies
    TCM ^ | 1/9/12 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...Employee's Entrance(1933), 8pm est "An unscrupulous department store manager stops at nothing to get what he wants." Overview & Cast
  • Biden: Obama Might Use Executive Order to Deal With Guns

    01/09/2013 9:55:52 AM PST · by Cheerio · 2 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 9, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    "The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."
  • Biden: Obama Considering 'Executive Order' to Deal With Guns

    Biden: Obama Considering 'Executive Order' to Deal With Guns "The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required." Biden said that this is a moral issue and that "it's critically important that we act." Biden talked also about taking responsible...
  • The Jobs With The Most Psychopaths

    01/09/2013 9:50:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    AOL Jobs ^ | January 2, 2013 | Dan Fastenberg
    Have you ever experienced the feeling at work that everyone around you is unstable? That you're the only level-headed worker in a workplace populated by colleagues whose fits and outbursts are unpredictable, or even psychopathic? The experience might be common to many workers, but according to a recent book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, certain fields are more likely to attract actual psychopaths than others. The book by Oxford psychologist Kevin Dutton argues that "a number of psychopathic attributes [are] actually more common in business leaders than in so-called disturbed...
  • Chicago Teachers Union President: ‘Off With Their Heads!’

    01/09/2013 9:45:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Chicago Teachers Union President: ‘Off With Their Heads!’ By Elizabeth Harrington January 9, 2013 (CNSNews.com) – Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said union opponents “think nothing about killing us” and that “wealth disparity” in America today mirrors the 19th century when labor leaders then used to be “ready to kill,” to chop people’s heads off. “We are at a moment when the wealth disparity in this country is very reminiscent of the robber-baron ages,” Lewis said at the Illinois Labor History Society on Jan. 5. “The labor leaders of that time, though, were ready to kill — just really,...
  • Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #4 - Do you Reject this Evil World?

    01/09/2013 9:41:11 AM PST · by xzins · 12 replies
    SO4J ^ | John MacArthur
    Skip to comments.11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #4 - Do you Reject this Evil World? SO4J ^ | John MacArthur Posted on 01/07/2013 6:02:58 AM PST by xzins Test #1 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #1 - Do you enjoy Fellowship with God and Christ? Test #2 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #2 - Are you Sensitive to Sin in your Life? Test #3 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #3 - Do You Obey God's Word? Is It Real? 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation by...
  • The Marriage Debate I: Confusions about ‘Equality’ and ‘Discrimination’

    01/09/2013 9:37:06 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | January 9, 2013 | George Weigel
    The Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments about the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 guarantees that the debate over marriage will be at the forefront of American public life for the foreseeable future. DOMA defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman for purposes of federal law (it says nothing about what states may or may not define as marriage). Prop 8 was a voter-initiated correction of the California Supreme Court’s interpretation of that state’s constitution as containing a “right” to same-sex marriage. Irrespective of whether the U.S....
  • What’s in a name? The Redskins’ bad karma

    01/09/2013 9:34:47 AM PST · by detective · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/09/2013 | Courtland Milloy
    So, Washington football fans, how’s that offensive team name and demeaning sports mascot working out? Whooping and hollering as RGIII goes on a “Redskins” warpath only to leave a trail of tears when his wounded knee gets buried at FedEx Field. In this obscene home team sports fantasy, the gifted Robert Griffin III was reduced to a “noble savage.” Let the “Redskin” play hurt. He can take it. Hail to the young brave-hearted quarterback as he limps into battle on that injured knee. Three cheers as he fights on his one good leg for Old D.C.
  • Sign of Hope: Anglican Nuns Become Catholic

    01/09/2013 9:29:18 AM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 9, 2013 | Dr. William Oddie
    I have had, as we all have, many good moments in my life as a Catholic (greatly outweighing the inevitable bad ones); but yesterday was one of the very best. Have I ever, I try to recall, had such a vivid sense of how glorious it is to be a Catholic, of the transcendent splendor of the Catholic life? Probably, but I wonder if any liturgy ever passed off with such an exultant sense of joyful celebration? I am referring, as some of you who read my last post may have surmised, to the reception of 11 sisters led by...
  • Steve Jobs Memorial Unveiled in Russia

    01/09/2013 9:19:59 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 1/9/13
    MOSCOW, January 9 (RIA Novosti) – A memorial to world renowned tech innovator and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was unveiled in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. The monument, a giant replica of a black, late model iPhone with a screen that displays a photo and video slideshow of Jobs’ life, is located in the courtyard of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. On the back, the monument features a QR code which observers can scan before being directed to a website commemorating the Apple co-founder
  • ESPN Fires Rob Parker (RG3 "Cornball Brother" commenter)

    01/09/2013 9:14:24 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 33 replies
    Pro Football Talk - NBC Sports ^ | January 9, 2013 | Michael David Smith
    Rob Parker, the commentator who created controversy when he questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is a “cornball brother” because he has a white fiancee, has been fired by ESPN. (snip) So why did Parker’s discipline change from a 30-day suspension to termination? ESPN isn’t saying, but it may be that the network was unhappy with a recent interview Parker gave in which he said that ESPN knew what he was going to say on the air before he said it. In that interview, Parker also seemed to backtrack on his previous apology, complaining that people took his “cornball...
  • 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200

    01/09/2013 9:08:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Billboard ^ | 01/09/2013 | Keith Caulfield
    The "Les Miserables" soundtrack album jumps to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 92,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first No. 1 soundtrack on the Billboard 200 since the "Hunger Games" album opened atop the April 7, 2012, list. The last musical film soundtrack to the lead the chart was the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" album on May 2, 2009. The last stage musical-turned-movie musical whose companion album reached No. 1 was "Mamma Mia!" in 2008. "Les Miserables" declined 32% in sales in the week ending Jan. 6, but that didn't prevent it from...
  • Biden: Obama Can Use "Executive Orders" To Act On Gun Control (video)

    01/09/2013 9:05:36 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 227 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    Vice President Joe Biden, while addressing representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups, says President Obama could use "executive orders" to enact gun control measures. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: "The president is going to act. There are executives orders -- executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action, we believe is required."
  • Report: Father hires gamers to 'kill' son in online games

    01/09/2013 9:04:44 AM PST · by Altariel · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | January 8, 2013 | Allyson Balansay
    <p>Many parents worry about their children's gaming habits and addictions these days. One father in China took it to the next level when he hired online gamers to 'kill' his son's avatars, according to local reports.</p> <p>A Chinese father, tired of his son playing video games instead of looking for a job, decided to hire some assassins. Their job: to kill his son's characters in his favorite online role-playing games, local reports said.</p>
  • DEFENSE TRAIN WRECK OR RESHAPING OPPORTUNITY?

    01/09/2013 9:03:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | 01/09/2013 | By: Robert Maginnis
    We can’t afford to wait years to decide whether the dire predictions associated with the latest round of defense cuts are more than political hyperbole. If those predictions prove true then the money we save by cutting national security in order to service the debt will pale in comparison to the high future costs to repair the damage. That is why we must use this time as an opportunity to reshape our armed forces to address future threats. SNIP SNIP Not everyone agrees the defense cuts will eviscerate our national security. A 2012 report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office...