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  • Christie's Time cover upsets N.J. Italian-American advocacy group

    01/09/2013 1:31:58 PM PST · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    A New Jersey-based Italian-American advocacy group is upset with the portrayal of Gov. Chris Christie on Time magazine's cover this week. “To me, it was just the typical smearing of Italian-Americans ,” said Andre’ DiMino, president of the Italian-American One Voice Coalition. “Regardless of who the person is, but making it look like a mug shot and saying ‘boss.’” Christie took issue with the cover layout in an appearance this morning on “Imus in the Morning,” suggesting it made him look like a mob boss and was “not kind.” DiMino said that although the cover made no mention of the...
  • U.S. has lower life expectancy than any other wealthy nation because high murder rate

    01/09/2013 1:31:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 95 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 January 2013
    The United States has far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation in part because there are so many residents who own guns and store them in unlocked places in their homes. The lax gun rules are a major contributor to the low life expectancy rate that Americans have compared to their global counterparts. That claim comes just weeks after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and as politicians make calls for stricter gun controls. The United States has about six violent deaths per 100,000 residents and none of the 16 other countries included in the review...
  • Pro-abortion feminist welcomed to Catholic Santa Clara University amid protest

    01/09/2013 1:28:56 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 3 replies
    TFP ^ | 01-09-13 | TFP Student Action
    SIGN YOUR PROTEST HERE On January 17, Santa Clara University will welcome Amy Tan, a novelist who has made no secret of her support for abortion “rights,” as well as the unfettered use of contraceptives. Ms. Tan has used her novels as a means to promulgate erroneous opinions, with abortion featuring prominently in one of her books, The Joy Luck Club. Additionally, Ms. Tan has not shied away from announcing her anti-Catholic position. In a public Facebook post sprinkled with obscenities, she harangued pro-life politicians, accusing them of “wanting to pervert the lives of women.”  (Warning: foul language) However, Santa...
  • The Swinging Blue Jeans: 'Make Me Know You're Mine' -1965

    01/09/2013 1:26:56 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Emerging in the wake of the Fab Four's rise to worldwide fame, The Swining Blue Jeans were what was called a 'Merseybeat' band, in the style of other Liverpool groups inspired by American rock, doo-wop, and R -n- B genres and originating along the banks of the River Mersey in NW England. While not exactly one-hit-wonders, success was considerable -yet brief- for the band, as The Swinging Blue Jeans covered 'Hippy Hippy Shake' (like the Beatles) and scored a British #2 hit single with it (US = #24 on Billboard Top 100). They soon afterward charted with their version of 'Good...
  • Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Will Resign

    01/09/2013 1:26:50 PM PST · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    I'm told that Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will step aside soon, making her the five member of the administration to leave the cabinet (or announce her deparature) since the election. Only two of these departures -- Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner -- are white and male. Lisa Jackson, who's leaving the EPA, is African-American, and Solis was the first Hispanic woman to take charge of Labor.
  • Redskins name change should be discussed, Vincent Gray says

    01/09/2013 1:22:47 PM PST · by detective · 60 replies
    Washington Post. ^ | 01/09/2013 | Mike Debonis
    The Redskins’ resurgence has District politicos once again talking about what it would take to relocate the team back inside the city limits. But Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) today suggested there would have to be a controversial prerequisite to any stadium deal: a name change, or at least discussion of one.
  • Application (12A606) refiled and submitted to The Chief Justice.

    01/09/2013 1:13:25 PM PST · by Elderberry · 118 replies
    U.S. Supreme Court ^ | 1/9/2013 | Chief Justice Roberts
    No. 12A606 Title: Edward Noonan, et al., Applicants v. Deborah Bowen, California Secretary of State Docketed: December 13, 2012 Lower Ct: Supreme Court of California Case Nos.: (S207078) Date Proceedings and Orders Dec 11 2012 Application (12A606) for a stay, submitted to Justice Kennedy. Dec 13 2012 Application (12A606) denied by Justice Kennedy. Dec 26 2012 Application (12A606) refiled and submitted to The Chief Justice. Jan 9 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013. Jan 9 2013 Application (12A606) referred to the Court.
  • Al Gore now richer than Mitt Romney

    01/09/2013 1:10:56 PM PST · by South40 · 12 replies
    Money.MSN.com ^ | 1/9/2013 | Aimee Picchi
    With the sale of Current TV, the former vice president's fortune is pegged at more than $300 million. A lot has changed for former Vice President Al Gore, who left the White House with a reported $1.9 million net worth. With an estimated $100 million gross profit from the sale of his Current TV to pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera, Gore is now worth more than $300 million, according to an estimate from Forbes.com. That puts his net worth well ahead of that of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has an estimated fortune of $230 million and was often mocked for...
  • Glenn Beck Relaunching The Blaze As Global Libertarian News Network

    01/09/2013 1:04:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/9/13 | McKay Coppins
    Glenn Beck announced plans Tuesday during his online television program to expand the news operation in his media company, The Blaze, and refocus it as a libertarian network, opening three foreign bureaus, debuting a nightly newsmagazine show, and relocating his New York staff to showy new offices. Beck introduced his ambitious plans by standing in front of a split screen with MSNBC´s Chris Matthews on one side and Fox News´s Sean Hannity on the other, and bemoaning the fact that cable news has devolved into the "far left [and] far right... yelling at each other." "We´re not gonna play
  • Bill Clinton named Father of the Year by National Father's Day Council

    01/09/2013 1:02:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 60 replies
    The National Father's Day Council has announced its selection for the 2013 "Father of the Year" award -- President Bill Clinton. "We are extremely honored to have President Clinton accept this award for Father of the Year," says Dan Orwing, Chairman of the National Father's Day Committee. "With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through the father of the year award." Since leaving office in 2001, President Clinton has worked with his organization, the William J. Clinton Foundation, to improve global health,...
  • This Is What A Feminist Looks Like

    01/09/2013 12:58:06 PM PST · by Kolath · 8 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 1/09/13 | Mockarena
    Liberal feminists like Ashley Judd want you to think there's a Republican "War on Women." They are wrong. They are hypocrites. They perpetuate the very "hypersexualization of women" that they complain about, while they use their sexuality to heighten their fame and fortune. An extended version of this would include REAL feminists - like Malala Yousafzai - those who fight courageously for women's rights, and NOT people like Sandra Fluke - who just want to whine about someone else paying for their birth control. Rise up, conservative women. You're better than the liberal harpies who insist you're a victim. You...
  • Inauguration insanity: from ticket scalpers to $20 “I Love Bo” t-shirt

    01/09/2013 12:54:57 PM PST · by illiac · 7 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 1/9/12 | SeattlePI
    The 57th presidential inauguration, which will mark the second term of Barack Obama, has kicked off a marketing frenzy — legal and otherwise, starting with scalping of the tickets to the Jan. 21 event in the nation’s Capital. The Hill reports today that inaugural tickets doled out by the offices of lawmakers including Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio have already hit the black market with big price tags. We checked this morning on Craigslist to find a listing for Obama swearing-in tickets — which are free to constituents — going for...
  • 2012 was warmest year ever recorded in USA ( Goverment Report....believe it???)

    01/09/2013 12:54:37 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    The Register (UK) ^ | 9th January 2013 04:15 GMT | Simon Sharwood, APAC Editor
    Also 'second most extreme' year according to US National Climatic Data Centre Earth’s surface area is 510 million km2, but the State of the Climate report from the USA's National Climatic Data Center at the nation’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the contiguous USA’s 7.664 million km2 experienced its hottest year ever recorded during 2012, which it also ranked the second most “extreme” for weather events. The report, available here, is a dispassionate document that adumbrates plenty of data but doesn't offer deep links to more detailed information. Nor does the report contain the phrase “climate change”, any mention...
  • Ellenville mayor's new gun resolution

    01/09/2013 12:54:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Times Herald-Record Middletown, NY ^ | 1/8/13 | Jeremiah Horrigan
    Kaplan backs down on gun ban; targets high-capacity magazines. ELLENVILLE — Ellenville Mayor Jeff Kaplan, who ignited a firestorm of opposition over a proposed gun ban in the village last month, has apologized for his proposal while also making a new proposal supporting increased gun restrictions. In his seven-point resolution, Kaplan criticized county and state officials for cutting back funding for mental health and police presence in schools. In a statement released Tuesday, Kaplan said he was wrong in "jumping to the conclusion" that a gun ban should be implemented in the village in the wake of the Newtown, Conn....
  • YouTube gun enthusiast's shooting death spurs hunt for suspect

    01/09/2013 12:49:15 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/9/2013
    Authorities in Georgia are searching for suspects in the shooting death of a gun enthusiast and weapons expert who managed a popular YouTube channel showcasing high-powered guns and explosives. Keith Ratliff, 32, who helped operate FPSRussia firearms channel on YouTube, was found dead inside his Carnesville, Ga., office on Jan. 3 from a single gunshot wound to the head. The man's death is being investigated as a homicide, Mike Ayers of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed to FoxNews.com. "He [Ratliff] did sustain a gunshot wound that was not self-inflicted," Ayers said, adding that "robbery does not appear to be...
  • Hugh Hewitt Responce

    01/09/2013 12:46:14 PM PST · by Bidimus1 · 21 replies
    Bidimus1
    Hugh Hewitt on Tue Jan 8 2013 asked for a legal argument against taxing arms out of existance. Here is what I sent him. I heard on your show Tues the 8th of Jan. A call for those of us that support the constitution to find a argument againt the taxiation to the point of elimination of the sales of arms. I am not a lawyer but do try to think critically. My first argment is this. Fundemtnal Rights are equal. This can be supported but McDonald v Chichago. Fundamental right deserving of protection. Evidence from the periodimmediately following the...
  • South Carolina teacher on leave for stomping on American flag in front of class

    01/09/2013 12:45:05 PM PST · by rottndog · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/09/13 | Eric Owens
    A high school teacher in South Carolina is under investigation and has been placed on long-term administrative leave after he allegedly threw an American flag on the floor and stomped on it in front of his students. Scott Compton, an English teacher at Chapin High School in Chapin, S.C., reprised the unpatriotic deed in three classes over the course of one day, reports local NBC affiliate WIS. One parent, Michael Copeland, said he heard his teenage daughter discussing the incident and asked her to tell him the whole story. “He drew a couple of symbols, like one of them was...
  • Private Compassion is the Best Cure for Michigan’s Pain

    01/09/2013 12:44:22 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/5/2013 | Christina Sandefur
    It’s a time of year when many Americans are moved to help others, particularly families and children in need. That charitable impulse is well-placed: In an address at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Maura Corrigan noted that 66 percent of all circuit court cases in 2005 were family division filings. Michigan courts had about 1 million open child support cases. These startling facts convince some that government must provide the solution to strengthening families, but people forget that government is often the instigator of many of the problems. America’s welfare program has a history of...
  • The Debt Ceiling and the Fourteenth Amendment

    01/09/2013 12:43:16 PM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 9, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The Fourteenth Amendment does not grant the President unilateral authority to ignore the debt ceiling imposed by the Congress. But what if he does it anyway? There has been talk since at least 2011 about presidential reliance on the Fourteenth Amendment unilaterally to ignore the debt ceiling. In view of the approach of a new debt ceiling debate and President Obama's stated position that he will not negotiate concerning it, such talk is again au courant (as Senator Kerry, our next Secretary of State, might put it). The Obama Administration position, as stated by Press Secretary Carney on December 6,...
  • RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an active shooter event.

    01/09/2013 12:40:07 PM PST · by null and void · 37 replies
    Run>Hide>Fight. Your guide to surviving an active shooter event. This is a video the city of Houston put together on what to do should you (a citizen) run across an active shooter, such as the guy in the movie theater. They were just finishing it when the Colorado shootings occurred. If you haven’t seen it……it is well worth the watch and worth sharing with your family and friends as well. DHS sponsored video, worth watching. They sorta gloss over the gun free zone sign on the door. I'd be somewhat inclined to spray the fire extinguisher in the shooter's face,...
  • Mark Essex, the Howard Johnson Sniper (vanity)

    01/09/2013 12:39:00 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    When Mark Essex was in the Navy, he said he wanted to become a dentist. Two years later he gunned down 19 people, including 10 police officers. Thirty years before a pair of serial snipers terrorized Washington, D.C., Mark Essex prowled the streets of New Orleans with a .44-caliber Magnum rifle. During a weeklong reign of terror, he launched a series of surprise attacks against the city's police department, its citizens, and its visitors. Essex's rampage ended in the bloodiest shootout in New Orleans history and the deadliest day ever for its police department. As the events of that day...
  • An Arab-American visits Israel, again (...Jewish state's fate is not in hands of globalists)

    01/09/2013 12:37:01 PM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | January 8, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah stresses that Jewish state's fate is not in hands of globalists TIBERIAS, Israel – Today I am staying in a kibbutz guest house on the Sea of Galilee – the first day of weeklong trip to the Holy Land. I haven’t been here since 1991. Prior to that, in the 1980s, I had made trips to Israel and other Middle East countries as an Arab-American correspondent for the Hearst Newspapers. This is different. Israel is different. It’s a lot smaller than it was in those days. Slowly but surely, due to relentless Arab pressure and the whining...
  • Michael Moore raises holy hell [Reagan & John Paul II supporters are bigots/responsible for murder]

    01/09/2013 12:36:16 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | 01/09/2013 | n/a
    Michael Moore got a bad review from at least one upset critic at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards...on Monday. Moore was there to present Best First Film to David France for his doc "How To Survive a Plague," a salute to a protest group that stormed St. Patrick's Cathedral in 1989 over the AIDS crisis. But Armond White, gadfly critic and former organization chair, began heckling him for "anti-Catholic" rhetoric. Moore raised hackles when he recalled how activists at the height of the epidemic...interrupted Mass at St. Patrick's. Moore stated, "I personally like that one. I say that...
  • Akon -- Justin Bieber Smokes Weed? I'll Talk to Him ...

    01/09/2013 12:32:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 9, 2013
    Akon doesn't drink ... Akon doesn't smoke ... but Akon was pretty damn surprised when he found out his pal Justin Bieber might be doin' both.
  • Getting Rid of the 2nd Amendment

    01/09/2013 12:30:05 PM PST · by BillM · 15 replies
    US Government | 2013/01/09 | US Government
    Article V of the Constitution spells out the processes by which amendments can be proposed and ratified. To Propose Amendments •In the U.S. Congress, both the House of Representatives and the Senate approve by a two-thirds supermajority vote, a joint resolution amending the Constitution. Amendments so approved do not require the signature of the President of the United States and are sent directly to the states for ratification. •Two-thirds of the state legislatures ask Congress to call a national convention to propose amendments. (This method has never been used.) To Ratify Amendments •Three-fourths of the state legislatures approve it, or...
  • Gun-Related House Bills Of 2013 (so far)

    01/09/2013 12:28:50 PM PST · by grobdriver · 3 replies
    The Library Of Congress ^ | 1/9/2013 | various
    Barely two weeks into the new year and the Rats have been busy introducing gun-related legislation. HR-34: To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes. HR-65: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013 (don't let the "For the children" title mislead you). HR-117: To provide for the mandatory licensing and registration of handguns. HR-137: To ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check...
  • Brennan must answer for passport breach

    01/09/2013 12:25:52 PM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | January 8, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    Exclusive: Jack Cashill ties in Obama's apparent 1981 trip to Pakistan On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated John Brennan, his chief counterterrorism adviser, to head up the CIA. Brennan, 57, has served as assistant to the president for counterterrorism and homeland security since 2009. Before voting to confirm, Republicans in the Senate may want to question Brennan about the role he played in Obama’s 2008 campaign, specifically his potential involvement in the multiple breaches of the presidential candidates’ passport records in March of 2008. The Washington Post headlined the story on March 22, 2008, “Rice Apologizes For Breach of Passport...
  • Biden Drops Bombshell: Obama Will Use Executive Orders To Grab The Guns

    01/09/2013 12:25:17 PM PST · by JihadiKiller · 95 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 01/09/2013 | Pat Dollard
    It didn’t take a rocket scientist to see this coming. Why do you think Biden PROMISED a gun grab bill would be signed by the end of this month? He couldn’t rely on Congress, so if he made that promise, it was obvious that Obama had already told him this would be done through executive orders. Excerpted from The Washington Times: Vice President Joseph R. Biden vowed action on gun control from President Obama on Wednesday and floated the idea that Mr. Obama could use executive action to do so. “The president is going to act,” Mr. Biden said, speaking...
  • Pro-jihadist John Brennan to head CIA?

    01/09/2013 12:18:47 PM PST · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    WND ^ | January 9, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller says 'Jew-hater' Chuck Hagel is disaster for Defense post Could you imagine an even more dangerous pick than Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense? Under Obama, yes. Worse is always what’s next. President Barack Obama said Monday that he would nominate former Nebraska Sen. Hagel, a Republican, to be secretary of defense, and his top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Astonishing. Obama is doing the full monty. The president’s CIA pick has called jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam,” arguing that the term “jihadists” should not be used to describe America’s enemies....
  • Wrong Prediction, Wrong Science; Unless It’s Government Climate Science.

    01/09/2013 12:17:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 8, 2013 | Anthony Watts--Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball
    Guest post by Dr. Tim BallIn a comment on the WUWT article about the abject failure of UKMO weather forecasts, “Slingo Pretends She Knows Why It’s Been So Wet!”, Doug Huffman wrote, “Each forecast must be accompanied by the appropriate retro-cast record of previous casts” (January 6, 2013 at 7:06 am). I pointed out years ago that Environment Canada (EC) publishes such information. They expose a similar horrendous story of absolute failure. This likely indicates why it is not done by others, but provides adequate justification for significantly reducing the role of the agency.Both EC and UKMO predictions fail. The...
  • Elite Colleges Struggle To Recruit Smart, Low-Income Kids (NPR - unintentioned honesty)

    01/09/2013 12:12:32 PM PST · by wac3rd · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | 1-9-13 | Shankar Vedantami
    Across the United States, college administrators are poring over student essays, recommendation letters and SAT scores as they select a freshman class for the fall. If this is like most years, administrators at top schools such as Harvard and Stanford will try hard to find talented high school students from poor families in a push to increase the socioeconomic diversity on campus and to counter the growing concern that highly selective colleges cater mainly to students from privileged backgrounds. (snip) (snip) "Imagine a student who is the only student who is a likely candidate for a place like Harvard or...
  • (VA) GOP governor: Obama 'minister of God'

    01/09/2013 12:10:30 PM PST · by Perseverando · 68 replies
    WND ^ | January 9, 2013 | William Murray
    Prayer breakfast calls on president to act 'for the people' Barack Obama is “an appointed minister of God to do what is good,” according to the prayer of Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell at the Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast held at the Richmond, Va., convention center. The annual breakfast yesterday drew more than 1,000 people, including many of the state’s leaders. In addition to McDonnell, others offering prayers included Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, House Speaker William Howell and state Democrat Chairwoman Charniele Herring. McDonnell asked, during his prayer for Obama, that God give him “the wisdom of Solomon.” The opening prayer was...
  • Info on Cheap Internet Wanted

    01/09/2013 12:08:59 PM PST · by Terry Mross · 47 replies
    1/09/13 | Self
    I'm tired of the Comcast monopoly.
  • This Is How a Secret Gun Provision Made its Way Into Obamacare Legislation

    01/09/2013 12:08:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/9/13 | Billy Hallowell
    There’s a widely-unknown provision in the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) — legislative wording that is capturing attention in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Pushed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), a newly-noticed regulation that was placed deep within the bill back in 2010, among other things, bans doctors from documenting patients’ answers to questions that focus upon guns. The Washington Post first reported on Dec. 30 about the presence of this controversial wording. Under a section with the headline “Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights,” the NRA-advocated wording is nestled deep within the...
  • Are Executive Orders Absolute in Practice?

    01/09/2013 12:07:11 PM PST · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Vanity | 1/9/13
    Both Rush and Hannity are saying they expect Obama to invoke new anti-civil rights gun laws through executive order, knowing that Congressional passage is almost impossible. So, can he get away with it? Can Congress stop him? Short answers, yes and no. Congress can overturn an executive order but that overturning then has to go back to Obama for his signature. Fat chance. In 1983, SCOTUS ruled that overturning an executive order can be done only by a super-majority of Congress. Expect the worst in the coming weeks.
  • Dr. Copper’s Red Metal Elixir

    01/09/2013 12:06:53 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 1-9-2013 | Byron King
    Dr. Copper’s Red Metal Elixir Byron King 01/09/13 Do you take diet or nutritional supplements? It could be as simple as popping an everyday vitamin pill from the many choices at the supermarket. Or perhaps you frequent one of those high-end stores where they have the super-duper top-shelf nutritional and homeopathic remedies. If you take these kinds of supplements, there are a couple of things that I’m sure you know. You won’t cure what ails you by just taking one pill once. And you could do yourself harm by swallowing an entire bottle of some otherwise “healthy” elixir. So what’s...
  • They Are Getting Ready: “No Obvious Reason” For Why Chinese Rice Stockpiles Jumped 400%; (Truncated)

    01/09/2013 12:04:19 PM PST · by Errant · 26 replies
    The SHTFPlan.com ^ | January 9, 2012 | Mac Slavo
    United Nations agricultural experts are reporting confusion, after figures show that China imported 2.6 million tons of rice in 2012, substantially more than a four-fold increase over the 575,000 tons imported in 2011. The confusion stems from the fact that there is no obvious reason for vastly increased imports, since there has been no rice shortage in China. The speculation is that Chinese importers are taking advantage of low international prices, but all that means is that China’s own vast supplies of domestically grown rice are being stockpiled. Why would China suddenly be stockpiling millions of tons of rice for...
  • Biden suggests White House could act without Congress as part of gun control plan

    01/09/2013 11:56:16 AM PST · by scripter · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | January 09, 2013
    Vice President Biden suggested Wednesday that the White House could take unilateral action on gun control, as he kicked off a round of meetings aimed at finding ways to curb gun violence. The vice president met Wednesday with gun-safety and victims groups, saying he is "determined" to take "urgent action" to address gun violence. "This is not an exercise in photo opportunities or just getting to ask you all what your opinions are. We are vitally interested in what you have to say," Biden said. The White House has sought to avoid prejudging what Biden's recommendations would be. But the...
  • Bailed-Out GM US Market Share at 88 Year Low

    01/09/2013 11:49:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | January 9, 2013 | Mark Modica
    General Motors finished 2012 with a 17.9% market share in the US and is expected to repeat the performance in 2013 according to a Bloomberg report. The number is at the lowest point it has been since 1924. So what is behind the dismal numbers at GM that sees the company performing at 88 year lows? Before speculating on why GM has lost so much market share to the competition, I must point out the technicality that the company has actually only been in existence for 3 1/2 years, so we are comparing market share to "Old GM." "New GM"...
  • The other big story today: BBC forced to admit global warming ‘static’

    01/09/2013 11:48:38 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 8, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Forecast for warming revised downward.The UK Met Office has revised one of its forecasts for how much the world may warm in the next few years.It says that the average temperature is likely to rise by 0.43 C by 2017 – as opposed to an earlier forecast that suggested a warming of 0.54C.The explanation is that a new kind of computer model using different parameters has been used.The Met Office stresses that the work is experimental and that it still stands by its longer-term projections.These forecast significant warming over the course of this century.The forecasts are all based on...
  • Drudge Compares Obama To Hitler And Stalin...

    01/09/2013 11:35:05 AM PST · by blam · 109 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-9-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Drudge Compares Obama To Hitler And Stalin... Brett LoGiuratoJanuary 9, 2013 His take on Vice President Joe Biden's comment that "executive action can be taken" to curb gun violence: Biden's comments came during a meeting with gun safety advocacy groups and victims of gun violence earlier on Wednesday. He said the White House has determined that "executive action can be taken," but he didn't specify what those measures might be. It was the first suggestion from the White House that it could bypass Congress in instituting measures to combat gun violence in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook...
  • Driver crashes car into Valentino's, orders a pizza

    01/09/2013 11:34:45 AM PST · by posterchild · 18 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | Wed Jan 9, 2013 | Johnathan Edwards
    An elderly man drove through the front door of an east Lincoln Valentino’s on Wednesday morning -- and then ordered a pizza. The man drove his white Honda Fit, which had a Holt County license plate, through the front of the Valentino’s at 904 N. 70th St. a little after 11:30 a.m., said Lincoln Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Leo Benes. “It sounded like a building was coming down,” said Mary Huff, who was working next door. Crews treated the driver at Valentino’s and then took him to a local hospital, Benes said. Noone else was injured. The driver was...
  • Dutch official: Save H20, pee in shower

    01/09/2013 11:27:10 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 91 replies
    upi.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2013 | AA EN HUNZE
    A local government official in the Netherlands is recommending people save money and resources by peeing in the shower. Bert Wassink, a council member in the Drenthe municipality of Aa en Hunze, said residents can reduce water consumption by combining shower time with toilet time, DutchNews.nl reported Wednesday. Wassink made his comments as part of the council's 2013 sustainability initiative, which has saving water as one of its focal points. The official said peeing in the shower "saves lots of clean water and is good for the environment." "If you combine showers and peeing, you save a lot of water...
  • Jello Biafra / Ice T - "Shut up - Be Happy"

    01/09/2013 11:26:21 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | unknown | Jello Biafra
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jB2qxsmkUk Sounds familiar no?
  • Zorbing horror death: Man killed after runaway inflatable ball plunges off cliff at ski resort

    01/09/2013 11:22:30 AM PST · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    Mirror.Com ^ | 9 Jan 2013 | Andy Rudd
    (Did a search and couldn't find this posted elsewhere) A thrill-seeker died when the giant inflatable Zorb ball he was riding in with a pal plunged over a cliff. Married dad-of-two Denis Burakov, 27, broke his neck and spine after the sphere veered off course and began rolling down a mountain. Amazingly Vladimir Shcherbakov, 33, escaped with concussion, cuts and bruises. The friends' harrowing death ride plunge, in the Caucasus mountains of southern Russia, was caught on video but we have chosen not to use it. As Denis climbs into the Zorb he can be heard telling him: "Denis, you'll...
  • Pro-gun rally greets returning Colorado lawmakers returning for first day of session

    01/09/2013 11:20:30 AM PST · by RandallFlagg · 10 replies
    TheDenverChannel ^ | 01/09/2013 | Anica Padilla
    DENVER - Gun-rights enthusiasts are planning a rally outside the Colorado Capitol to send a message to lawmakers convening inside.
  • Bonds, Clemens Denied Spot In Hall Of Fame

    01/09/2013 11:12:23 AM PST · by massmike · 87 replies
    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com ^ | 01/09/2013 | n/a
    Baseball writers didn't elect Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens into the Hall of Fame on Wednesday, making an apparent statement on their suspected use of performance-enhancing drugs. In fact, they failed to elect anyone, something that has only happened twice in the Hall's history. Since 1965, the only years the writers didn't elect a candidate were when Yogi Berra topped the 1971 vote by appearing on 67 percent of the ballots cast and when Phil Niekro headed the 1996 ballot at 68 percent. Both were chosen the following years when they achieved the 75 percent necessary for election. Also on...
  • Christie: Talking gun control is not enough

    01/09/2013 11:11:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 9, 2013
    Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., called for a comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence Wednesday on "CBS This Morning," saying, "If all we talk about is just controlling guns, which we should talk about, then we're not doing enough." Christie said, "In New Jersey, we have the second toughest gun laws in America already," but suggested that restrictions on firearms are insufficient. The governor decried the "stigma about mental illness treatment in this country" that prevents mentally ill people from seeking help as one contributing factor to gun violence. He also spoke to the need to "talk about substance abuse" and...
  • India test-fires manoeuvrable version of BrahMos missile

    01/09/2013 11:09:22 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 9 Jan 2013 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday successfully test-fired a highly manoeuvrable version of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a naval warship off the coast of Vizag in the Bay of Bengal. "At 9.30 am, the missile blasted off in a pre-designated war scenario taking a 'double-manoeuvre in S-form' hitting the designated target ship just one meter above water line. The sheer velocity and power of the hit made the missile rip through the ship's hull," BrahMos Aerospace CEO Sivathanu Pillai said on Wednesday. This is the 34th launch of BrahMos after the successful October launch from INS Teg...
  • CARTOON: Soldier of Hope

    01/09/2013 11:08:27 AM PST · by daletoons · 13 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 1-9-13 | Dale
    In the wake of the Sandy Hook atrocity, the collective left is spraying out gun control ideas on full auto. Joe Biden has been put in charge of coming up with "common sense" solutions to gun violence. In 2008 candidate Obama referred to his dream to establish a Civilian National Security Force "that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded (as the U.S. Military)." Of course the Democrat propagandist media had no interest in finding out what their dear leader meant by this statement. In 2012 the passage of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, which makes...